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What's Blooming in Paradise: No fruit says you’re in the tropics like mangos

July 14, 2016 Plant Subject: Mango tree (Mangifera indica) First impression: Shimmery purple burgundy to orangey yellow cascading oblong fruit dripping from very large trees. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Year-end wrapup paints a picture of success for club

July 6, 2016 Being the last meeting of Rotary year July 2015/July 2016 conducted by our outgoing Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club President Chris DeCosta a review of sorts took place of our trust fund giving for the... more »»

Faces on Faith: Why pray in Washington, D.C.?

July 6, 2016 On Saturday, July 16, one million people of faith will gather on the Capitol Mall in Washington, D.C.. more »»

On the Water: Looking forward to July fishing

July 6, 2016 As we head into the month of July, we should have more good weather days to target fish both inshore and offshore, including gag grouper that are back in season. more »»

Shell Shocked: Sea change

July 6, 2016 I’ve made a momentous decision in my life. I’ve decided to undergo extensive surgery to become a fish. more »»

Living Sanibel: Crowley Museum and Nature Center

July 6, 2016 Located roughly a mile north of Myakka River State Park off of Myakka Road, the Crowley Museum and Nature Center is an interesting side trip on your way to visit the much larger park. more »»

What’s Blooming in Paradise: Frangipani gives your garden that ‘island feel’

July 6, 2016 Plant Subject: Frangipani (Plumeria ssp) First impression: Bright, exotic five petal flowers that remind me of orchid blooms on a tree. more »»

On the Water: A week of mixed action out on the water

June 29, 2016 As we closed out spring and move into summer, a variety of fish were caught both inshore and off. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians are good story-tellers - and great community neighbors

June 29, 2016 And so it goes. Anyone who has attended one of our Sanibel-Captiva Rotary meetings knows the drill. The morning rituals begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and go straight downhill from there. more »»

Faces on Faith: An antidote for what ails us

June 29, 2016 It is easy to be discouraged. more »»

The strangler fig is the breadbasket of wild foods for wildlife on the islands

June 29, 2016 Considered by many botanists as one of the most fascinating plants on earth, the strangler fig is also one of the most important plants in Southwest Florid. more »»

Snowberry is a garden must-have

June 29, 2016 Plant Subject: Snowberry (Chiococca alba) First impression: Delicate creamy white to pastel yellow draping bell shaped flowers, which are breathtaking, and grouped in cascading clusters that are... more »»

Shell Shocked: Vote local, vote often

June 29, 2016 I have decided to throw my hat in the ring and run for president of the United States. more »»

On the Water: Tough week of fishing

June 22, 2016 Last week wasn’t very kind to anglers or boaters. more »»

Faces on Faith: No more ‘us’ and ‘them’

June 22, 2016 There’s us and there’s them. We’re hearing a lot of that kind of language again in these days after the horrific shootings in Orlando. How quick we are to divide the world. Us or the. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Flood insurance has undergone numerous changes since inception

June 22, 2016 At the start of hurricane season each year many property owners on Sanibel and Captiva check property insurance policies, including flood insurance coverage; reviewing policies and making sure... more »»

Shell Shocked: What Sanibel does during the summerSmile, you’re on television

June 22, 2016 This is the time of year that the Sanibel-Captiva winter irregulars are up Nort. more »»

Living Sanibel: Common land snail thrives under Florida sun

June 22, 2016 Well adapted to tropical regions, the land snail is a common sighting on both Sanibel and Captiva. more »»

What’s Blooming in Paradise: Milkweed is the host plant for many butterfly species

June 22, 2016 Plant Subject: Scarlet Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica ) First impression: Unique looking tiny flowers what are whirly-kinda-wheel shaped which are segmented with upper red petals and lower... more »»

Shell Shocked: Saving Sanibel from itself

June 15, 2016 After many sleepless nights and unfulfilling cheeseburgers I have made a momentous decision in my life. No friends, it’s not to leave Sanibel. It’s the very opposit. more »»



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