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Living Sanibel: Cattle egret

May 10, 2017 Although this small white bird that is roughly the same size as the snowy egret, it is easy to distinguish it from them. It has yellow legs, not just yellow feet, and a solid yellow beak. more »»

In the Garden: Prickly pear cactus: Tortoise candy

May 10, 2017 The prickly pear cactus (Opuntia spp.) is from the cactaceae family and is native to Florida and the deserts of the American Southwest. more »»

Poetic License: Where were you on May 6, 1937?

May 10, 2017 In the late afternoon pounding the pink “Spaldeen” ball between the screened windows of the Telephone Building on 13th Street in our slum version of handball, my friend Danny and I looked up and... more »»

Shell Shocked: My new friend

May 3, 2017 It was a sickening sight. The poor little cormorant had landed in my backyard somehow. It was feeble and drained of energy. It walked slowly and then came to a complete stop. more »»

Living Sanibel: Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

May 3, 2017 The establishment of this 110,000 acre aquatic preserve goes back to 1965 when the Collier County Conservancy was forme. more »»

In the Garden: Sweet almond verbena: Smells so sweet

May 3, 2017 Only a small number of plants provide the long-blooming season of Aloysia virgata (sweet almond). The sweet almond verbena is part of the verbenaceae family, it is also known as the incense bush. more »»

Poetic License: Poet in-Waiting

May 3, 2017 I wait impatiently in the doctor’s office with other patients waiting patiently, wondering why a three o’clock appointment means never before four thirty, wondering why this doctor plays with my tim... more »»

On the Water: It was a decent week on the water

May 3, 2017 Despite east winds much of the week, fishing wasn't to bad. The winds made it tough for offshore and tarpon anglers, but most inshore waters and just off the beaches were fishable. more »»

Faces on Faith: The Journey

May 3, 2017 The Jewish Sabbath lectionary consists of 54 weekly portions from the first five books of the Hebrew Bible. (There are 54 to cover the weeks of a Jewish leap year. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary Club/ Non-Rotarian Vocational Service Award presented to Chris Heidrick

May 3, 2017 Rotary District #6960 Vocational Service Chair Bill Rahe had the floor first last Friday morning, with focus on vocational service. more »»

Shell Shocked: The fake in fake news

April 26, 2017 The Trump campaign and administration have forced all of us to take a hard look at what is truth and what is fake news. more »»

Living Sanibel: No-see-ums

April 26, 2017 There are more than 4,000 species of biting midges worldwide. In Florida alone, there are 47 different species. more »»

In the Garden: Mexican flame vine – ole!

April 26, 2017 The Mexican flame vine (Senecio confuses) is a prolific bloomer and quite the rambler. more »»

Poetic License: An April fool for poetry

April 26, 2017 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 »»

Theater Notes: Disarmingly hilarious yet dealing with real issues

April 26, 2017 “Last Night At Ballyhoo,” a 1997 Academy Award winning play, is on the boards at The Laboratory Theater of Florida. more »»

On the Water: Fishing is good inshore and offshore

April 26, 2017 Over the week good reports came in from both offshore and inshore, plus tarpon season is winding up as sightings and hook-ups are happening throughout our waters. more »»

Faces on Faith: Hate doesn’t have the last word

April 26, 2017 For Christians this is the season of Easter which often coincides with the Jewish celebration of Passover; the freeing of the children of Israel from Egypt and the beginning of their journey to the... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Celebrations of spring highlighted during weekly Rotary meeting

April 26, 2017 The arrival of spring is a time of renewal, rebirth, reawakening. A time for sowing of seeds and a season of hope. more »»

In the Garden: Bougainvillea: Color galore

April 19, 2017 This spring was perhaps one of the best seasons for the vivid and plentiful color produced by the various bougainvillea cultivars in our local area. more »»



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