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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 »»

In The Garden: Wild coffee is a native plant on the wild side

August 29, 2018 Wild coffee (Psychotria nervosa) is a native ornamental shrub that goes very well in most native landscapes. more »»

Poetic License: 'One Extra Day at a Time Happy Blues'

August 29, 2018 Got through my first eighty, The rest’ll be easy chill, No more puffin’ up life’s mountain Just coastin’ back down hill. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Chili-Rubbed Flank Steak with Tomato and Crumbled Blue Cheese

August 29, 2018 In the heat of summer, it is wonderful to keep the kitchen cool and grill outdoor. more »»

Shell Shocked: Being a snowbird is a full-time job

August 29, 2018 If you’re a snowbird, your house or condo needs you more than ever when you’re back north. You just don’t leave Sanibel without the full weight of your residence on your back. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary Club, members aiming to 'be the inspiration' for new year

August 22, 2018 With our new Rotary year now underway as of July 1 and with the announcing of our Rotary International President’s Rotary motto for the year, “Be the Inspiration,” Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club... more »»

Safe at Sea: Mystic seaport

August 22, 2018 (Editor's Note: This is part III 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: Getting back to fishing — good and bad

August 22, 2018 This week we are getting back to fishing reports, good or bad. Yes, red tide is still affecting many areas, but there are also unaffected waters and anglers bending a rod. more »»

Shell Shocked: How satisfied are you with our service?

August 22, 2018 It seems as if every time you visit a store or have a conversation with one of your service providers these days you get an email survey that asks you to rate the service provide. more »»

In The Garden: Fishtail palm is perfect for island living

August 22, 2018 The fishtail palm (Caryota mitis) is originally from Southeast Asia and does well in our warm climate and it will even withstand some of the cold snaps that occur in Southwest Florida. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Peach Panna Cotta with Almond Tuille

August 22, 2018 This light dessert is one of Italy’s favorite — easy to prepare because it can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator for several days. more »»

Your voice is needed to stop the Lake Okeechobee discharges

August 17, 2018 Our community has been devastated by the ongoing water quality issues associated with freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee and runoff from the Caloosahatchee watershed. more »»

Take action on plan to restructure Conservation 20/20

August 17, 2018 Lee County taxpayers have been clear; we value our wild side and recognize our economy is dependent on the natural diversity and wild creatures with whom we share this area. more »»

Vote online for the refuge's Learning Lavatories

August 15, 2018 Have you peed at “Ding” lately? If you have, you know we have awesome and educational bathrooms! Have you heard us talking about our Learning Lavatories and that “Ding” Darling is a finalist in the... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians learn about the ins, outs of drone videography

August 15, 2018 Members of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club were flying high this past Friday with Tressa Goorsky Cioffi, of Queen of the Drone. more »»



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