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Shell Shocked: I know an old lady

August 23, 2017 With full credit to the late Burl Ives:   I know an old lady who swallowed a pencil.  I don’t know why she swallowed the pencil. I guess she’ll di. more »»

In the Garden: Marlberry: A Seminole indian resource

August 23, 2017 The marlberry (Ardisia escalloniodes) plants are native to Central and Southern Florida as well as the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. more »»

Living Sanibel: Muscovy duck

August 23, 2017 The Muscovy duck, a wild native of Central America and northern South America, is one of only two domesticated birds that have come out of the New World (the other being the Mexican wild turkey). more »»

Shell Shocked: A medical dilemma

August 17, 2017 I went to the doctor the other day complaining of mitrodemitrotical symbiosis. The doctor had to look it up in the med book because even he didn’t know what it was. “Wait, I’m getting ther. more »»

Living Sanibel: Magnificent frigatebird

August 17, 2017 One of the most efficient flying birds in the world, the magnificent frigatebird rivals the albatross family in its ability to remain airborne for extended periods of time. more »»

In the Garden: Wild coffee: Native plant on the wild side

August 17, 2017 Wild coffee (Psychotria nervosa) is a native ornamental shrub that goes very well in most native landscape. more »»

Poetic License: Surviving fame

August 17, 2017 Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise To scorn delights, and live laborious days; Lycidas --- John Milton At the end only one of us will survive. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Collectibles appraiser Minsch appraised Rotarian pieces

August 17, 2017 For a change of pace this week, Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club took a break from discussing club goals and upcoming Rotary projects. more »»

Faces on Faith: In praise of collegiality

August 17, 2017 One of the real blessings of being a congregational leader here on Sanibel is having a congenial group of colleagues. more »»

On the Water: Hot days on the water

August 17, 2017 Very hot days and not a lot of competition is what most anglers that hit the water experienced over the past week. Plus strong tides gave some good fishing opportunities. more »»

On the Water: Fishing during the dog days of summer

August 9, 2017 As we roll into the month of August, you can truly feel the dog days of summer in Southwest Florida. You can count on just about every day being hot and sticky. more »»

Shell Shocked: Inducing unconsciousness

August 9, 2017 I guess I’ve been watching too many old films noir. more »»

Living Sanibel: White ibis

August 9, 2017 Although statewide the population of the white ibis is in decline, this unmistakable bird is found abundantly throughout Southwest Florida. more »»

Poetic License: E-mails from poetswife3

August 9, 2017 FROM: poetswife3@hohum.com TO: cyberp@yenta. more »»

In the Garden: Zamia: Cardboard palm

August 9, 2017 Zamia (Zamia furfuracea) is a cycad, one of the most ancient of plant species. This particular cycad is native to parts of Mexico and Veracruz and has become a favorite in Florida. more »»

My summer garden

August 9, 2017 I must admit I love my garden most in summer . . . more wildflowers, pollinators, and birds to watch. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Overview of Rotary International Convention held in Atlanta

August 9, 2017 Sanibel-Captiva Rotary’s speaker last week was one of our own. He’s our very own traveling man, Chet Sadler. Chet is Rotary’s energizer bunny having a hand in everything. more »»

Faces on Faith: What’s your identity?

August 9, 2017 That’s easy, you say. I’m a 65 year old woman, or a 78 year old man. You go on to describe your height, weight, and other characteristics. more »»

In the Garden: Fakahatchee grass: Native ornamental grass

August 2, 2017 Fakahatchee Grass (Tripsacum dactyloides) also known as Gama Grass, is a native ornamental grass found in the southeastern United States. more »»

Shell Shocked: Is it worth celebrating birthdays?

August 2, 2017 My birthday took place recently and it came and went like a mid-western tornado. more »»

 
 

 

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