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Safe at Sea: What is a U.S. Coast Guard Vessel Safety Check?

June 6, 2018 The reason to have a Vessel Safety Check is to assure the safety of you and your passengers in the event of an emergency at se. more »»

On the Water: Summer’s heat will be here very soon

June 6, 2018 The week leading up to Memorial Day brought lots of rain, and as I write this article more rain is forecast for the holiday weekend. more »»

Faces on Faith: The Holy Trinity models what real life together means

June 6, 2018 I left Captiva on May 9 and the rains came! When I arrived home so did the most beautiful part of the year in western New York. more »»

Shell Shocked: Even turtles want romance

June 6, 2018 Terry Turtle came by the other day to set the record straight. She told me that she and her sister sea turtles are most appreciative that the Sanibel spotlight is falling on the turtle nesting season. more »»

Poetic License: 'My Pot Runneth Over'

June 6, 2018 (Staring at My Pot Belly on a Slow Prime Time Evening) Whose pot this is I think I know: I knew him forty pounds ago, With ribs that showed and stomach flat Now buried ‘neath a mound of fat That... more »»

In The Garden: Starburst Clerodendrum bursts with blooms

June 6, 2018 Starburst Clerodendrum (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) is a beautiful, flowering ornamental shrub that brings vibrant flower clusters and colorful foliage to any garde. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Vegetable Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

June 6, 2018 This vegetable salad is colorful, crunchy and a great side dish that can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator for several days. more »»

Faces on Faith: Five pennies, one pint

May 30, 2018 Every once in a while someone will suggest that we get rid of pennies altogether. They just clog up the system, such folks suggest. more »»

Safe at Sea: Basic 'rules of the road' when out on the water

May 30, 2018 A recent summary of boating fatalities by the U.S. more »»

Shell Shocked: Schedule of Sanibel’s June events that you won’t want to miss

May 30, 2018 There is so much going on in Sanibel this time of year. We’d like to offer our guests and visitors an updated schedule of “must do” activities during the next few week. more »»

In The Garden: Sweet almond verbena smells so sweet

May 30, 2018 Only a small number of plants provide the long-blooming season of Aloysia virgata (sweet almond). Part of the Verbenaceae family, it is also known as the incense bush. more »»

Poetic License: 'Pedrito II'

May 30, 2018 In Memoriam of Peter Paul Pacheco (Pedrito) 1924-1944 I It wasn’t at all like the movies, There was no last thing for him to tell me, No brotherly advice, no dying wish. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Goat Cheese Stuffed Roasted Peppers

May 30, 2018 So easy to make and delicious, these bite-sized stuffed peppers are everyone's favorite treat at parties and get-togethers. more »»

Commission should reject 'low speed vehicles' application for multiple reasons

May 23, 2018 The May 22 meeting of the Sanibel Planning Commission is scheduled to include consideration of an application for a conditional use permit to allow the establishment on Sanibel of a business that... more »»

Rotary Happenings: 37 students take part in annual Rotary Four-Way Test Essay

May 23, 2018 Just had a great meeting last Friday morning. It was remarkably inspiring. more »»

Safe at Sea: The perfect ditch bag

May 23, 2018 (Editor’s Note: This is part III in a three-part series for the column. Part I ran in the May 9, 2018, issue and Part II ran in the May 16, 2018 issue of the Island Reporte. more »»

Faces on Faith: Ageless body and timeless mind

May 23, 2018 Deepak Chopra’s book “Ageless Body, Timeless Mind,” published in l993, offers the quantum alternative to growing old. Chopra is an M.D. more »»

Shell Shocked: Oh, Sanibel, My Sanibel!

May 23, 2018 Do you think it’s easy being a snowbird? As I write this it’s Sunday, May 13th (Happy Mother’s Day) and it’s 52 degrees and raining in my northern outpost. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Zucchini and Cauliflower Gratin

May 23, 2018 A quick and easy recipe for a perfect vegetable gratin dish to please family and friends. A staple in our house, everybody loves the cheesy creamy texture. more »»

In The Garden: Miracle Fruit can add some fun to a garden

May 23, 2018 Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) is truly a miraculous plant with the amazing ability to actually transform your taste bud. more »»



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