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Rotary Happenings: Rotary speaker talks about Hope Clubhouse, mental illness

December 26, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club has a jam packed meeting on Dec. 14. First off, we had the election of club officers for July 2019 through June 2020. more »»

Safe at Sea: Tips from Tom, Part I

December 26, 2018 If you’ve had the good fortune to take Tom Niswonger’s engine maintenance course — which is offered by the America’s Boating Club — then you’ve walked away with a wealth of information far beyond... more »»

In The Garden: Big design in a small palm

December 26, 2018 Multiple clumps curving as they rise with a fan-shaped leaf, in colors ranging from sage green to bluish green, give the European fan palm an edgy, modern look. more »»

Poetic License: 'My First Tropical Christmas (December-January 1935)'

December 26, 2018 “No hableh ingléh en Viequeh,” (Do not speak English in Vieques) I still remember my mother’s words a few days before Christmas and after we had just completed a five-day steamship voyage to Puerto... more »»

Recipe of the Week: Spinach, Ricotta and Pine Nut Mini Calzones plus Bacon-Wrapped Artichokes

December 26, 2018 Need a few new appetizers for your New Year’s party? Send out your invitations and start cooking these little bites packed with irresistible flavor. more »»

Shell Shocked: The old year gives advice to the new year

December 26, 2018 Old man 2018 is on the way out and little, newborn 2019 is exercising its vast lung capacity in advance to get a beat on the New Year. more »»

Thank you, Sanibel and Captiva Islands

December 19, 2018 Thank you Sanibel and Captiva residents and visitors. Thank you Sanibel and Captiva businesses, foundations, organizations and municipalities. Thank you Sanibel and Captiva volunteers! F.I.S.H. more »»

Only registered Captiva voters can cast ballot on special bond referendum

December 19, 2018 Did you know that prior to the November election, there were only 277 registered voters on Captiva? Please, consider registering to vote. For “how-to” information, visit www.lee. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians continue to stay busy as year comes to an end

December 19, 2018 Busy end of the calendar year for everybody. Holiday parties abound, and this year’s Rotary Holiday party was absolutely exceptional. more »»

Faces on Faith: Lights make the world bright with hope during these days

December 19, 2018 My colleague John Danner wrote in this column about the theme of light and how Jews and Christians share that theme, particularly at this time of year, with the celebration of Hanukkah and Christma. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Pineapple Walnut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

December 19, 2018 A quick bread that it is easy to prepare and great to share with friends for the holidays. A gift made from scratch, it shows your love. more »»

Poetic License: 'The Night Kiwanis Books Expired'

December 19, 2018 (To the tune of “The Night That Paddy Murphy Died”) O, the night Kiwanis books expired I never shall forget. more »»

In The Garden: Clusia is a tropical classic

December 19, 2018 Clusia (clusia rosea) lends both an exotic and classy look to our Florida tropical landscape. more »»

Faces on Faith: A cure for loneliness = relationship

December 12, 2018 An essay appeared a couple of weeks ago about how our society is broken and we’re “tearing each other apart. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Project Dentists Care helps to give residents back their smile

December 12, 2018 Ever have a toothache? It can be excruciating. If you’re lucky you have dental insurance or can afford to be self-insured. more »»

Safe at Sea: Keep manatees 'Safe at Sea' too

December 12, 2018 The recent cold snap was a reminder that in addition to making for some lousy fishing, the lower temperatures affect the Southwest Florida manatee population, as wel. more »»

Center Stage: 'Winter Wonderettes' holiday show at Off Broadway Palm

December 12, 2018 Are you missing BIG ARTS holiday Christmas show, titled “Winter Wonderettes,” this season? Well guess what? You’re in luck! Because the Off Broadway Palm Theatre in Fort Myers is featuring a super... more »»

In The Garden: Bougainvillea offers color galore

December 12, 2018 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 »»

Poetic License: 'The Night Before Christmas on Sanibel Isle (2007)'

December 12, 2018 (Reprinted from Ocho Review) ‘Twas the night before Christmas on Sanibel Isle, Not a gator was stirring, not our one crocodile. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Strawberry Crepes

December 12, 2018 Delicate and so delicious; I love to make crepes with my grandchildren. They have become experts flipping the crepes and catching them with cheering from the whole family. more »»

 
 

 

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