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Poetic License: Mama Carmen suite

October 5, 2016 Part I Love at First Sight She was less than five feet tall and plumper than a calabaza, yet she could touch the floor with the palm of her hand and chop a roasted pig into a hundred pieces whil... more »»

In the Garden: Big design in a small palm

October 5, 2016 Plant subject: European fan palm (Chamaerops humbles) Multiple clumps curving as they rise with a fan-shaped leaf, in colors ranging from sage green to bluish green, give this palm an edgy, modern... more »»

Rotary Happenings: New principal at Sanibel School provides a welcome look ahead

October 5, 2016 Welcome to the neighborhood, Chuck Vilardi, new school principal of the Sanibel School. more »»

Faces on Faith: Some something new

October 5, 2016 The Jewish High Holidays — Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur, our Day of Atonement — is upon us. Rosh HaShanah, and the Jewish year 5777, began at sundown on Oc. more »»

On the Water: Hot days slow the fish bite in the area

October 5, 2016 Summer-like weather continued into the first week of autumn making for some hot, sticky days on the water. more »»

Shell Shocked: Musings of a free associator

September 28, 2016 If it’s so important to be earnest then why didn’t my parents name me Ernest? And if we should be frank with each other why wasn’t I named Frank?  And why aren’t you named Frank? And why isn’t your... more »»

In the Garden: Southern show stopper

September 28, 2016 Confederate jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) is an intoxicatingly fragrant vine that causes me to take deep breathes to draw in the scent I associate with the heat of summer and lazy days on th... more »»

Living Sanibel: Bluegill and redbreast sunfish

September 28, 2016 Bluegill Bluegill and redbreast sunfish are sometimes referred to as bream (pronounced brim) in Florida. more »»

Poetic License: Mami, I sold the lots

September 28, 2016 Mami, I sold the lots But I kept the dream. For five hundred down And fifty a month forever A piece of treeless swamp — Mami, I sold the lots. more »»

Rotary Happenings: LARC has made a difference in many lives

September 28, 2016 Did you know that in this country, and many countries around the world, that up until the 1950s, if you had an IQ of 50 and below, medical and educational experts believed that these individuals... more »»

Fishing for alligators?

September 28, 2016 As the Living with Wildlife educator at SCCF, many stories come my way from residents that are concerned about issues in their neighborhoods that concern wildlif. more »»

Faces on Faith: They’re coming back

September 28, 2016 Was that a hint of fall I smelled in the air? It won’t be long now and the temperatures will begin to cool, the humidity will drop down a bit, and our lovely islands will be that place of paradise. more »»

On the Water: Goodbye summer — fall fishing begins

September 28, 2016 With waters cooling down ever so slightly, fish are becoming more active throughout the day. more »»

On the Water: Mixed results on the water this week

September 21, 2016 Overall it was a good week on the water with plenty of sunshine and a light to moderate breeze on most days. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Ty Symroski compares Sanibel with Florida Keys

September 21, 2016 This past Friday, Sept. 9, one of Sanibel Captiva Rotary’s own, Ty Symroski, was the featured speaker. Ty is known to many of the Sanibel community as a long time Sanibel islander. more »»

Faces on Faith: Etiquette never out of fashion

September 21, 2016 “Civility is not a sign of weakness,” said President John F. Kennedy in his inaugural address on Jan. more »»

Shell Shocked: Getting old in style

September 21, 2016 Why do older people often get frail, fragile and hunched over?  Why is nature punishing us for living a long life? I asked God about this the other day and believe it or not He was stuck for an... more »»

In the Garden: The elegant palm that can be used for making jam

September 21, 2016 The Sylvester date palm tree, also known as the phoenix sylvestris, is one of the most popular palm trees in the world. more »»

Living Sanibel: Lettered olive and apple murex

September 21, 2016 Lettered olive The best location to find a living lettered or golden olive is along the beaches and near the sandy bottoms of the passes and shoals. more »»

On the Water: Hermine disrupts the local fishing

September 14, 2016 Thanks to Hurricane Hermine, fishing around our waters came to a standstill for the better part of the week. more »»



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