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Safe at Sea: 'Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!' planning local seminar

February 13, 2019 We ran across an interesting story recently about a woman who, over 20 years ago, decided she would not let her husband — a champion tournament angler — be the exclusive fishing expert in their... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Connecting cone snails, tennis rackets and pain medications

February 13, 2019 Every Friday before leaving my home for our weekly Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meeting, I check out who is going to be our speaker that morning. more »»

Faces on Faith: New eyes in dark times

February 13, 2019 I had a parishioner several years ago named George. He was a vet. He’d served in the Pacific during World War II. And during that time he met a beautiful redheaded Australian named Candy. more »»

On the Water: Looking for some warmer days ahead

February 13, 2019 The week started out cold on the water but heading into the weekend Florida weather returned with temperatures reaching into the 80s. more »»

Shell Shocked: Sanibel restaurant reviews

February 13, 2019 I’ve been asked by this newspaper to review all the new restaurants in Sanibel. Here are my reviews: - Good. - Fair. - Excellent. - Amateurish. - Stick to home cookin. more »»

In The Garden: Cycadophyta are ancient plants

February 13, 2019 Cycadophyta, or Cycads, are an ancient group of tropical and subtropical plants dating back more than 200 million years ago, from the time of the dinosaur age! While they dominated the landscape... more »»

Recipe of the Week: Fried Green Tomatoes with Garlic Aioli

February 13, 2019 Scrumptious fried green tomatoes can be a treat for young and old alike. Perfect as an appetizer or served as a light lunch or as a side dish at dinner time. more »»

Poetic License: 'Do Not Be My Valentine'

February 13, 2019 Please, do not be my Valentine — Not if you need another’s rhyme Perfumed upon a Hallmark card, Not if you need a diamond heart Or gift-wrapped box of chocolate And proof of purchase from your ma. more »»

Warm thank you to Sanibel shoebox packers

February 6, 2019 I am writing to thank Sanibel residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. more »»

Rotary Happenings: United Way board member speaks before Rotary Club

February 6, 2019 Is it just me or are most islanders asking, “Where did January go?” Here we are on the cusp of one of the busiest months on the islands. more »»

On the Water: Looking ahead to fishing in February

February 6, 2019 This past week brought Southwest Florida cold, wind and plenty of rain - not the best fishing conditions, that's for sure. With a new month at our doorstep, let's look ahead at the possibilities. more »»

Shell Shocked: The genie and the gecko

February 6, 2019 I ran into Gary the Gecko the other day. He was crawling under a lounge chair in my backyard searching for insects or whatever it is that geckos search for. “Gary,” I said. “All you need to do is ask. more »»

In The Garden: Show your colors with cordylines

February 6, 2019 Cordyline fruticose, a native to Southeast Asia, is often referred to as a Ti plant or Hawaiian Ti. more »»

Center Stage: 'The Agitators' highlights friendship between Douglass, Anthony

February 6, 2019 A brand-new production has been wowing audiences locally at Bill Taylor’s Theatre Conspiracy, located at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. more »»

Poetic License: 'Valentine Morning 2005 (For Marjorie)'

February 6, 2019 Wrapped in your share of comforter, sleeping beside me, a touch away, a world of sleep apart, who are you really? Are you roaming secret worlds, worlds in which I do not exist, am not your lover or... more »»

Recipe of the Week: Grilled Vegetable Salad with Pepper Coulis

February 6, 2019 “Salute” is the Italian term used to wish you good health. Discover how to eat a healthier diet and how to cut out calories without losing flavor with this delicious grilled vegetable salad. more »»

Faces on Faith: Immokalee on my mind

January 30, 2019 Recently, I spent three days in Immokalee. Immokalee is where 90 percent of all tomatoes eaten fresh in the eastern United States are grown. more »»

Safe at Sea: Alcohol and boats do not mix

January 30, 2019 Alcohol impairs one’s ability to operate a vessel safely in the same way that it impairs one’s ability to drive a car safely. more »»

On the Water: It was a cool week out on the water

January 30, 2019 It was a cool week on the water with a mixture of calm and windy days. Offshore fishing was good if the weather allowed and inshore was good at times and slow at others. more »»

Shell Shocked: Car sickness

January 30, 2019 I drove my car into a gas station one day and asked the attendant to fill the tank up. more »»

In The Garden: Buttonwood is the tree by the sea

January 30, 2019 Buttonwood is a favorite native, grown as a multi-trunk shrub or in standard tree form, and comes in both a green variety (Conocarpus erectus) or a silver variety (Conocarpus erectus var. sericeus). more »»



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