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Facing Florida’s public health crisis

April 20, 2019 Hats off to Southwest Florida Congressman Francis Rooney for pressing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies to tell the public what it knows about the threat of... more »»

What is missing?

April 16, 2019 If this was your first spring on our islands, or if you are not an observant, seasoned beachcomber, you might not notice that something on our islands is amiss. This spring is not like the others. more »»

Faces on Faith: Everyone should see Israel with their own eyes

April 16, 2019 At 8:10 one morning in Israel, I boarded the 8:10 a.m. bus to Jerusalem at the Tiberias Terminal. more »»

On the Water: Warm weather brings good fishing

April 16, 2019 April kicked off with a front dropping down early in the week bringing a few windy days and scattered showers. As we moved closer to the weekend, we were back to sunny days with light wind. more »»

Shell Shocked: The intransitive verb blues

April 16, 2019 As I get older I keep coming up with strange new symptoms. The other day I woke up with a roaring case of intransitive verbs. I don’t know how this occurred. more »»

In The Garden: Florida peperomia is ideal for carefree gardeners

April 16, 2019 Florida peperomia (Peperomia obstusifolia) is a native groundcover primarily used for natural landscapes and shade gardens in Southwest Florida. more »»

Center Stage: Annual Writers Read marks 35 years of shared poetry

April 16, 2019 It’s hard to believe that Writers Read recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. It seems only yesterday that I attended the first one under the careful dedication of its founder, Winnie Donahu. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Shrimp Wontons with Hoisin Dipping Sauce

April 16, 2019 By the time one of my good friends on the island telephoned to invite my husband and I to a going away party to celebrate the end of the season, most of my refrigerator and freezer where already... more »»

Poetic License: 'Rich Man's Rap'

April 16, 2019 You may think I’m unfair to the poor when they rhyme And make use of a curse word one-third of the time And complain about women who call in the cops ‘Cause the old man got high and he gave them som... more »»

Advocacy through education

April 9, 2019 The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge is committed to do all it can to prevent the kind of ecological attack that the “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge experienced last... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary recognizes winners of annual 4-Way Test Essay contest

April 9, 2019 Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club's meeting on March 29 was dedicated to The Sanibel School student winners of our 2019 Rotary 4-Way Test Essay contest. more »»

Faces on Faith: Sometime the runaway, sometimes the good one

April 9, 2019 If we’ve traveled Periwinkle these days, we’ve had a lesson in patience. It’s that time of year when visitors come to our islands to enjoy a break from the seemingly never coming spring up North. more »»

On the Water: April is a great month to get out on the water

April 9, 2019 This is a month that has a lot to offer anglers on the coastal waters of Southwest Florida. It would be easy to argue that April may hold our best fishing of the year, plus possibly our best weathe. more »»

Shell Shocked: The used car blues

April 9, 2019 No one can say that I didn’t pass my baptism of fire test before I ever owned a brand-new car. My very first car turned out to be a lemon. more »»

In The Garden: Seabreeze bamboo features multiple uses

April 9, 2019 Seabreeze bamboo (Bambusa Malingensis) is an excellent choice to create a natural living green privacy screen in your garden. more »»

Center Stage: 'Million Dollar Quartet' at Florida Rep a rockin' good time

April 9, 2019 Now hear this! “Million Dollar Quartet,” a juke box musical, is knocking the socks off of the audiences at the Florida Repertory Theatre. more »»

Theater Notes: Gripping, unorthodox play at the courageous Lab Theater

April 9, 2019 Again, if you want to see a play that puts a demand on the audience, a play that confronts things that impact you deep down where you say, “This I believe,” or falls into that... more »»

Recipe of the Week: Grilled Amaretto Peaches

April 9, 2019 This is a deliciously simple dessert for people on the go. You can mix and match the recipe with your favorite fruit depending on the time of the year. more »»

Poetic License: 'An April Fool for Poetry'

April 9, 2019 An April Fool was I for poetry, For jests and tricks and play with irony, Fooling the Muse with rhyme tomfoolery — Every verse footloose, every fancy free. more »»

Your voice is needed to reduce future Lake Okeechobee discharges

April 2, 2019 We have an opportunity to reduce future harmful discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the coastal estuaries. Your comments are needed by April 22 to improve how the lake is managed. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary's guest speaker talks about elder law, guardianship

April 2, 2019 Amazing! The weather on March 23 was outstanding for the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club's inaugural “Wheels for Wheels” in-house fundraiser. more »»



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