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It is a busy time for water issues

June 18, 2019 Because the Florida Legislative session has ended and the rainy season hasn’t yet begun, it would be easy to think that we are in the doldrums relative to water issues. more »»

Something to CROW about

June 18, 2019 Last month, I toured the Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife on Sanibel Island, Florida. more »»

Rotary Happenings: SCCF chief executive officer speaks to Rotarians

June 18, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club recently had the pleasure of meeting the new Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Chief Executive Officer Ryan Orgera. more »»

Safe at Sea: International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea

June 18, 2019 Front-page headlines on June 8, 2019, read: “U.S., Russia Blame Each Other as Ships Nearly Collide.” The articles went on to explain how a U.S. more »»

On the Water: June fishing in the summer-like heat

June 18, 2019 As we progress into the heat of summer, fishing both inshore and offshore can still be very good, just prepare for hot days and keep an eye on the weather. more »»

In The Garden: Staghorn fern is vegetated art

June 18, 2019 The Staghorn Fern is a tropical plant native to the Philippines, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Australia, Madagascar, Africa and Americ. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Cherry Pistachio Crumble Bars

June 18, 2019 Bring a batch of these delicious cherry pistachio bars to your next dinner party or family get together and watch them disappear. more »»

Poetic License: 'Return of the Snowy Plover'

June 18, 2019 (Poem found on Sanibel Beach) (To the tune of “I’m Looking Over a Four-leaf Clover”) Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Lee County sheriff speaks to Rotary Club

June 11, 2019 What a timely speaker we had recently at the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meeting. Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno was in the house. more »»

Safe at Sea: The rules of the 'road' on the water

June 11, 2019 (Editor's note: This column is the first in a series regarding Navigational Rules. Content for it is taken from the text for America’s Boating Course, offered by United States Power Squadrons. more »»

On the Water: Fishing improves with great weather and good tides

June 11, 2019 After a few weeks of windier than normal weather for this time of year, anglers smiled as near perfect weather greeted them for the weeken. more »»

Shell Shocked: The cat’s got your tongue

June 11, 2019 My eleven-year old cat decided to speak to me after all these years. I was astonished, of course, as you would be too if real words came out of your own cat’s mouth instead of “meow. more »»

In The Garden: Myrsine can serve as native natural buffer

June 11, 2019 Rapanea-Myrsine guanesis or commonly known as myrsine is a frequently used Florida native plant. Its leathery green leaves are its most prominent feature. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Chocolate Espresso Cake

June 11, 2019 For all special occasions nothing can beat a chocolate cake. This version produces a moist cake with a strong chocolate taste. more »»

Poetic License: 'I’m Looking Over a Snowy Plover'

June 11, 2019 (To the tune of “I’m Looking Over a Four-leaf Clover”) I’m looking over a snowy plover Someone overlooked before. more »»

Legislators fail to protect Floridians from risks of fracking

June 4, 2019 As we assess the results of the 2019 legislative session, we must confront the fact that legislators have once again failed to pass a comprehensive bill that would effectively ban risky fracking and... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Club bids farewell to youth exchange student from Taiwan

June 4, 2019 Back from vacation just in time to say goodbye to our Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Youth Exchange student for 2018-2019, Li-sen Chou from New Taipei City, Taiwan. more »»

Safe at Sea: Marine Communications 101

June 4, 2019 While today’s boaters keep their cell phones close at hand, a well-equipped vessel has a VHF transceiver that can prove invaluable not only for receiving information (think weather updates, Coast... more »»

On the Water: Windy days leading up to the holiday weekend

June 4, 2019 Early in the week before the winds picked up, large schools of Spanish mackerel were common over the nearshore reefs within sight of land in state waters. more »»

Faces on Faith: Planting seeds

June 4, 2019 Judith Towse-Roberts tells of a time when everything seemed to go wrong. Things were tight, her resources were stretche. more »»

Shell Shocked: My life as a pen thief

June 4, 2019 I’m a pen thief. There, I said it and got it out of my system. I take pens wherever and whenever I find them. more »»



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