Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islanderhttp://www.captivasanibel.comTop Headlinesen-usFri, 31 Oct 2014 06:24:07 EDTFri, 31 Oct 2014 06:24:07 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssWhat's Blooming in Paradise: Coontie (Zamia pumila)http://www.captivasanibel.com/page/content.detail/id/524762.htmlFirst impression: Milk-chocolate, brown-colored pinecones popping with glow in the dark orange fruit. The fruits are concealed ripening amongst the cone casings in the center of the plant. Fernlike stiff leaves line the branches in dark rich green.Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTAt the Library: Big fun with the little one at the Captiva Memorial Libraryhttp://www.captivasanibel.com/page/content.detail/id/524763.htmlGather round! At 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Captiva Memorial Library, kids and families will listen to "Gator Gumbo" by Candace Fleming. A hungry alligator, slow with age, hopes to catch something tasty to add to his spicy gumbo.Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTLiving Sanibel: The benefits of extinctionhttp://www.captivasanibel.com/page/content.detail/id/524764.htmlNature is chaos. Chaos is nature. Darwin was wrong. The concept of survival of the fittest, with each and every organism slowly adapting to minute changes in their environment over the millennia, is only half the story.Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTOn the Water: With picture perfect weather, it's great to be outdoorshttp://www.captivasanibel.com/page/content.detail/id/524756.htmlOur weather was just about perfect over the past week - sunny skies, low humidity and a cool breeze.Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTRotary Happenings: Veteran advocate discusses southwest Florida charityhttp://www.captivasanibel.com/page/content.detail/id/524757.htmlOperation Open ArmsIn the latter part of the Vietnam war and for a long time after, our American troops were often treated with disdain for serving in Vietnam. Last week's Rotary guest speaker, John "Giddy Up" Bunch, knows this all too well.Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT