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Recipe of the Week: Barbeque Shrimp Kabobs over Bow-Tie Pasta al Pesto

May 7, 2019 Celebrate Mother’s Day with this delicious dish at home. more »»

Poetic License: 'Pianos For Primates'

May 7, 2019 (Found Poetry Series) More than 130 guests dressed in jungle attire paid $150 each to attend Pianos for Primates, a fund-raiser aimed not at raising funds to teach chimpanzees Chopin or baboons... more »»

Turn out the lights, it is nesting season for sea turtles

April 30, 2019 May marks the beginning of sea turtle nesting season on many of Florida’s sandy beaches. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary installs officers, boards for 2019-2020

April 30, 2019 There was such a good vibe in the main room at The Community House on April . more »»

Safe at Sea: 'Boat speak' for landlubbers

April 30, 2019 If you own a boat or owned one a while back, this column is not for you. more »»

Faces on Faith: Coming home, going home, being home

April 30, 2019 This is the time of year when many of our snowbirds have returned north. Sanibel is their home for six or seven months of the year, but somewhere else is home the rest of the time. more »»

On the Water: Late week front cools down fishing

April 30, 2019 Good news over the past week was strong full moon tides moving a lot of waters is always a plus for fishing. more »»

Shell Shocked: Advice column to islander readers

April 30, 2019 Once a year I devote a column to the millions of letters that pour into the Islander asking me for advice (well, maybe three or four). more »»

In The Garden: Golden dewdrop is beauty queen of butterfly garden

April 30, 2019 With such an intriguing name, the golden dewdrop (Duranta erecta) sounds magical, and its beauty is a tell-tale sign for that! If given proper love and attention, the Florida shrub can bring a touch... more »»

Center Stage: Record-breaking 'Native Gardens' extended at box office

April 30, 2019 Jason Parrish, Florida Repertory Theatre’s associate artistic director, welcomed a packed audience to a recent offering of “Native Gardens,” by Karen Zacarias,” at the Artstage Studio Theatre. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Torta di Mandorle della Nonna

April 30, 2019 If you need a delicious cake in no time at all, this is it; everybody will love it after just the first bite. more »»

Poetic License: 'Mister By-pass Five'

April 30, 2019 (First poem written after quintuple bypass surgery) Twirl his arteries, man alive, Here comes Mister By-pass Five, No longer fat and bouncing, boys, Nor solid avoirdupoi. more »»

How can changes to Lake Okeechobee’s release schedule help the refuge?

April 23, 2019 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is embarking on a multiyear project to establish a new release schedule for Lake Okeechobee. more »»

Next steps for beach renourishment project on Captiva

April 23, 2019 Thank you for voting yes on the bond referendum for the 2020-2021 beach renourishment project. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary hears from Harry Chapin Food Bank official

April 23, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club’s guest speaker on April 12 was Richard LeBer, president and chief executive officer of the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florid. more »»

Safe at Sea: The saltwater slalom

April 23, 2019 Florida’s saltwater boating slalom is better known as cruising on the Gulf waters during stone crab season. From October to May, it becomes a challenge for all boaters — and a few boaters’ nightmar. more »»

Faces on Faith: The gospel of Easter

April 23, 2019 There is nothing louder than life, and this month we have again celebrated the eternal life of a risen Savior. more »»

On the Water: An up and down week on the water

April 23, 2019 For a good part of the past week, anglers dealt with windy conditions and days with slow tides at time. more »»

Shell Shocked: Man’s best friend — his pencil

April 23, 2019 The pencil companies really hate me. I’m not their typical customer. I bought a box of standard size pencils about four years ago. more »»

In The Garden: Dwarf clusia 'Nana' is a miniature version

April 23, 2019 Most everyone is familiar with the clusia that is commonly used as a hedge or buffer. more »»



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