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Living Sanibel: American oystercatcher, mangrove cuckoo difficult to spot

May 25, 2016 American Oystercatcher An unmistakable bird, both for its distinctive coloration and its large red bill, the American oystercatcher can be a difficult bird to locate on Sanibel and Captiva. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Royal poinciana can reach 50 feet in height

May 25, 2016 Plant Subject: Royal Poinciana Tree (Delonix regia) First impression: Four vibrant, deep orange long frilly petals that remind me of fancy sugar spoons. more »»

Poetic License: Cucaracha, burning bright

May 25, 2016 Cucaracha, burning bright In the tenements of night, What primeval force or essence Doomed you to dwell in dark putrescence? From the basement of what mind Did you escape to wander blind In darknes... more »»

Rotary Happenings: District Conference highlights club accomplishments

May 25, 2016 Last Friday, May 13, Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club got to take a little vacation, not really, but we did cross the causeway and take part in the Rotary #6960 District Conference at Sanibel Harbour... more »»

Faces on Faith: What would you have done?

May 25, 2016 I had the good fortune recently of taking a few days off to “change the scenery,” what many might call a short vacation. more »»

On the Water: Weather has been perfect for fishing

May 25, 2016 Perfect weather for pretty much the entire week gave anglers the chance to target pretty much any species they desired inshore or offshore. more »»

Shell Shocked: The birds and the bees

May 25, 2016 A dad is squirming and sweating. He’s dreaded this moment for a long time, but knew that someday he’d have to deal with it. His son is seated across the kitchen table also squirming and sweating. more »»

On the Water: Late season front shuts down tarpon bite

May 18, 2016 A late-season cold front dropped the humidity and temperature and made for pleasant days as long as you weren’t tarpon fishing. more »»

Shell Shocked: What’s in a name?

May 18, 2016 Don’t you think we’re going a bit overboard on the names we stick our newborn with? My niece named her third boy Harrison. more »»

Living Sanibel: Nurse and lemon sharks found inshore, offshore waters of SW FL

May 18, 2016 Nurse Shark Although the nurse shark looks formidable, it poses little danger to humans. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Add some fragrance to the garden with gardenias

May 18, 2016 Plant Subject: Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides) First impression: Ahhh, there is no mistaking this fragrance. I see bouquets of white and cameo in rose shaped flowers blanketing this gorgeous shrub. more »»

Faces on Faith: Learning from the past

May 18, 2016 For two, or three years now I have been undertaking what I call my “Presidential Project.” In essence, I am reading a biography of each of our presidents in chronological orde. more »»

Faces on Faith: Learning from the past

May 18, 2016 For two, or three years now I have been undertaking what I call my “Presidential Project.” In essence, I am reading a biography of each of our presidents in chronological orde. more »»

Shell Shocked: The ugly alligator

May 11, 2016 Once upon a time in the far off land of Sanibel lived a tribe of alligators. They were one of two tribes existing in Sanibel at the time. The other species were human beings. more »»

Living Sanibel: Babcock Ranch offers unique window into ‘cracker’ past

May 11, 2016 Babcock Ranch is a working ranch that offers a 90-minute bus ride, Babcock Wilderness Adventures—Swamp Buggy Eco-Tours. While that may look good on a brochure, it is a bit misleading. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Passiflora great butterfly attractor

May 11, 2016 Plant Subject: Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata and/or suberosa) First impression: Efferial, exotic, shades of lavender, five petal flowers that remind me of orchid blooms on a vine. more »»

Poetic License: Where were you on May 8, 1945?

May 11, 2016 (Featured on NPR Latino USA) Playing hooky at the New Amsterdam movie theatre on 42nd Street and coming out after sitting through “Behind the Rising Sun” and “Commandos Strike At Dawn,” blinded... more »»

On the Water: Snook season ends as tarpon season begins

May 11, 2016 With the close of April, it brings an end to snook season and May begins the kick-off to tarpon season. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Mueller talks trash at Sanibel-Captiva Rotary meeting

May 11, 2016 Sanibel-Captiva Rotary engaged in a little trash talking a few weeks ago. Trash talking, not about sports, not about politics, and not about other service clubs on the islands. more »»

Faces on Faith: Reflections on race and Huckleberry Finn

May 11, 2016 How long has it been since you read “Huckleberry Finn?” Fifty, maybe 60 years ago, as it was for me? So why did I sign up for the three session course offered at the Congregational UCC Church in... more »»

Shell Shocked: A doppelganger in Sanibel

May 4, 2016 Have you had your identity stolen as yet? Just wait. Your turn may be coming. I had a dream last week that a doppelganger was making the rounds in Sanibel using my credit cards. more »»



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