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Poetic License: 'New York Minutes'

September 19, 2018 9:37 AM, September 1, 2001, JFK Airport never mind nanoseconds we used to say there is no time in the universe like a New York minute for getting it done with speed and style never mind the smile... more »»

Recipe of the Week: Prosciutto Wrapped Meatloaf with Balsamic Barbecue Sauce

September 19, 2018 This is my mother’s delicious meatloaf, a blend of three meats, mortadella, Parmesan cheese and vegetables all wrap in thin prosciutto slices and served with balsamic barbecue sauce. more »»

This is our burning water moment

September 12, 2018 In 1969 a river caught on fire. The Cuyahoga River in Cleveland Ohio had finally had enough. Enough industrial pollution from decades of discharges that the river started burning. more »»

Building new schools or maintaining existing schools should not be an either-or proposition

September 12, 2018 In 2002, Florida voters approved what sounded like a great thing for children. more »»

Faces on Faith: Persons of integrity

September 12, 2018 Recently as I was driving down Summerlin Road I found myself following a large tanker truck. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary reinstates Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust fundraiser

September 12, 2018 Sanibel-Captiva Rotary President, John Danner, has used our Rotary International President, Barry Rassin’s motto “Be the Inspiration” to open our Friday morning meetings each week by featuring his... more »»

On the Water: Temporary closure for snook and redfish

September 12, 2018 Reports were improved over the past week as steady easterly breezes appear to be pushing red tide toxins into the Gulf and away from our islands. more »»

Shell Shocked: Remembering Rodney Dangerfield

September 12, 2018 Do you remember the comedian Rodney Dangerfield whose tagline was “I don’t get no respect?”  He’s been gone for about twelve years but his humor helped shape standup comedy for generations to come. more »»

In The Garden: Firebush is a blaze of color

September 12, 2018 Firebush (Hamelia patens) is a wonderfully cooperative and colorful native to brighten your garden. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Roasted Beet Carpaccio on Arugula With Balsamic Vinaigrette

September 12, 2018 This is a very simple recipe, a little time consuming since the beets take about one hour to roast, but since beets can be roasted up to a week ahead and kept in the refrigerator. more »»

Faces on Faith: Good is natural

September 6, 2018 When something wonderful happens, do we often think: “that’s too good to be true. more »»

Rotary Happenings: San-Cap Rotary Club Trust Fund revises process for community grants

September 6, 2018 Each year, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club through its Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Trust Fund provides grants to local non-profit organizations as part of its community grants progra. more »»

Shell Shocked: The downside of leaving Sanibel each year

September 6, 2018 Labor Day weekend. What memories does it bring back? To me it was the end of an endless summer and a return to school. When I was a youngster my school year typically ended the last day of June. more »»

Poetic License: ‘Two Weeks Each Year We Live in Style’

September 6, 2018 (Painting from ArtPoem.) Two weeks each year we live in style In mid-Manhattan, our native isle, In landmark buildings still kept whole By tenant sub-lets and rent control. more »»

In the Garden: Coontie plant is home sweet home for butterflies

September 6, 2018 A plant originating deep within the history of Florida, the coontie plant — sometimes referred to as a palm — is actually not a palm at all, but an ancient cycad, or what we think of as a “living... more »»

Understanding red tide and harmful algal blooms

August 29, 2018 We want to help people understand the ocean. The following is a series to inform people about red tide and harmful algal blooms currently affecting Southwest Florida. RED TIDE The first thing. more »»

Faces on Faith: The case for miracles

August 29, 2018 I have been thinking a lot about miracles lately. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Builders without Borders volunteers help communities in Third World countries

August 29, 2018 “Service Above Self” is the Rotary International’s motto and, believe me, those words are the inspiration that keeps this service organization working on and with many other service organizations in... more »»

Safe at Sea: Midwest waters

August 29, 2018 (Editor's Note: This is part IV of a four-part series about U.S. land destinations focusing on maritime history. For the previously published segments, visit online at more »»

On the Water: Fishing in the area was good for some

August 29, 2018 While some areas around the islands are still suffering from water issues with red tide and algae blooms, other areas are the complete opposite, offering good fishing and plenty of positive signs. more »»



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