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Poetic License: The night before Christmas on Sanibel Isle

December 27, 2017 ‘Twas the night before Christmas on Sanibel Isle, Not a gator was stirring, not our one crocodile. The Roseate Spoonbills wore pink underwear While Blue Herons were sleeping legs up in the air. more »»

In the Garden: Sun grown bromeliad (Bromeliaceae)

December 27, 2017 The bromeliad plant is a family of monocot flowering plants with around 3475 known species. The bromeliad is found through the subtropics of America, West Africa, and throughout South Americ. more »»

On the Water: Beautiful weather on the water

December 27, 2017 Weather around Southwest Florida rebounded nicely after our first cold front of the season. Heading into the weekend, anglers found calm seas, blues skies and air temperatures climbing each day. more »»

Faces on Faith: They say…

December 27, 2017 1 They say Christmas is for children and I suppose it is- awe filled children expectant children gathered around the lighted tree dancing with overflowing joy waiting for the first rip of paper... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary club elects new club officers

December 27, 2017 Sanibel-Captiva Rotary had a full schedule this almost last week of the calendar year. Most importantly the election of club officers. more »»

Shell Shocked: The true history of Sanibel: Part two

December 27, 2017 Let us return to the days of yesteryear when Sanibel was in its infancy. more »»

On the Water: Fishing ahead of the cool down

December 20, 2017 After weeks and weeks of uninterrupted mild weather, the first real cold front of the season arrived in Southwest Florida over the weekend. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Fiener provides overview of F.I.S.H.’s assistance

December 20, 2017 Some islanders may think that our beautiful islands of Sanibel and Captiva are protected from the wows and troubles of society beyond our shores. more »»

Faces on Faith: Chanukah: Beyond the Cruse of Oil

December 20, 2017 Many non-Jews think of Chanukah as, “what Jews do at Christmastime.” Others know the story of “a little cruse of oil” that was supposed to last for one day, but “miraculously” lasted for eight. more »»

Poetic License: The night Kiwanis books expired

December 20, 2017 (To the tune of “The night that Paddy Murphy died”) O, the night Kiwanis books expired I never shall forge. more »»

In the Garden: Show your colors with cordylines

December 20, 2017 Cordyline fruticose, a native to Southeast Asia, is often referred to as a Ti plant or Hawaiian Ti. more »»

Living Sanibel: Venice Area Audubon Society Rookery

December 20, 2017 Considered one of Venice’s best-kept secrets, the Venice Area Audubon Society’s Rookery, or VAAS Rookery, is a very small island in the middle of an equally small lak. more »»

Rotary Happenings: A look into the Rotary Youth Exchange program

December 13, 2017 Each year 9,000 high school/post-high school students-ages 15 to 19 years old-participate in Rotary’s Youth Exchange (RYE) Program around the globe. more »»

On the Water: With cooler weather, shrimp becomes the best bait

December 13, 2017 There are two times I look forward to each year fishing: first, when the water warms after winter and bait fish return to our waters, and second, when the water cools to the point as we approach the... more »»

Shell Shocked: Old timer, my eye

December 13, 2017 Why can’t young people treat senior citizens with respect and civility? We may not be young anymore but we’re hardly relics. more »»

Living Sanibel: Ornate diamondback terrapin

December 13, 2017 (Malaclemys terrapin macrospilota) In all four coastal counties of Southwest Florida the ornate diamondback terrapin spends most of its life in and around the mangroves where it forages on carrion,... more »»

In the Garden: Our native sunflower loves the beach

December 13, 2017 Southern Florida is bringing the sun to you with this native bloomer, the dune sunflower (Helianthus debilis), which owns a bright flare of yellow and spreads like a wild fire! But don’t be alarmed,... more »»

Poetic License: Winter Solstice 2003

December 13, 2017 (Year of the Quintuple Bypass) At first I thought The cataracts had come back --- The sun glinting cold and yellow Over the tennis courts into my eyes Brought out the Bollé glasses. more »»

Faces on Faith: Angels in parking lots

December 13, 2017 I love Christmas music. I have dozens and dozens of seasonal CDs. And I listen to them throughout the month of December. more »»

Theater Notes: Two plays I urge you to go see

December 6, 2017 This lucky theater critic relished a double feature I want you to envy. I caught a matinee for the brilliant play in the ArtStage Studio at the Florida Repertory Theatre, “Disgraced. more »»



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