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Shell Shocked: Harry the Heron

July 8, 2015 Lee County is spending mucho bucks on promoting travel and tourism. It’s got a very aggressive outreach program that positions the county as an alternative to other hot spots in Florida. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Wax Myrtle features bluish lavender berries

July 8, 2015 First impression: Bumpy, aromatic, bluish lavender berries covering teeny tiny and too numerous to count stems. more »»

Living Sanibel: Butterflies

July 8, 2015 There are literally hundreds of books and thousands of scientific papers on butterflies. more »»

At the Library: The estuary comes to Captiva Memorial Library

July 8, 2015 Our local wetlands are home to many of the animals you are reading to support this summer. On Thursday, July 9, at 3 p.m., at the Captiva Memorial Library, J.. more »»

Faces on Faith: Windows and sharks

July 1, 2015 Throughout childhood and into my teens my mother always reminded me that “the eyes were the windows of the soul. more »»

On the Water: Fish early or late to beat the Florida heat

July 1, 2015 Again this week, and typical for summer, fishing reports were all over the place. Reports varied from great to mediocre to not so good. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary’s Cardle speaks of fight with melanoma skin cancer

July 1, 2015 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary has some of the smartest people I know as members.  James Cardle Ph.D., J.D. more »»

Shell Shocked: Famous movie lines

July 1, 2015 Great movies often contain memorable lines that are remembered long after those movies are. Everyone knows where the great line, “frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn” comes from. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: White bird of paradise resembles exotic egret head within flower

July 1, 2015 First impression: Exotic egret head in profile shaped flower of snow white, vibrant blues, and a sprinkle of magenta. The blossom is extra large measuring 12 inches long. more »»

Living Sanibel: The facts about carpenter and antlions ants

July 1, 2015 Carpenter Ants Once again the sheer number of species prevents any possible identification of a single species of carpenter ants on the island. more »»

Poetic License: Declaration of Interdependence

July 1, 2015 On this day of celebrating independence, I declare interdependence a new truth to be held self-evident, humanity created free, interdependent on each other; I declare what defeats and hurt... more »»

At the Library: Insightful reading for adults at the Captiva Library

July 1, 2015 Thursday July 2, at 3 p.m., at the Captiva Memorial Library, our friends from CROW will introduce you to the Animal Ambassadors, just some of the animals you are reading to support this summer. more »»

Shell Shocked: So you want to be a billionaire

June 24, 2015 So you want to be a billionaire? You can’t win a billion dollars from lottery drawings, horse races, raffle tickets or even robbing a bank. more »»

Poetic License: One extra day at a time

June 24, 2015 For Robert Hilliard on his 90th birthday   I Got through my first ninety, The rest will be easy chill, No more puffing up life’s mountain Just coasting back downhill. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Silver Vase Bromeliad (Achmea fasciata)

June 24, 2015 First impression: Striking, exotic, flamingo pink colored petals that resemble an exploding firecracker. more »»

Living Sanibel: Calico scallops common find on Sanibel beaches

June 24, 2015 One of the most commonly found shells on the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva, the calico scallop is also one of the most beautiful. more »»

Faces on Faith: Why I love America

June 24, 2015 Soon we will celebrate our Independence as a nation. For nearly 240 years America has stood as a beacon of freedom and hope to the world. more »»

At the Library: Be a superhero

June 17, 2015 Kids and Families! At 3 p.m. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotarian Kuhn to volunteer for JDRF in Naples

June 17, 2015 After his recent retirement as Client Advisor with SunTrust Bank on Sanibel, taking some well-deserved time off for travel and reflection about what he might want to do in the future, Rotarian, Jack... more »»



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