Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander Columnsen-usThu, 23 May 2019 07:50:27 EDTThu, 23 May 2019 07:50:27 EDT's end: Status update on water quality initiatives the tourist and Florida legislative seasons end, there are reasons for optimism relative to some of the recent initiatives to improve the quality of the water that surrounds the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.Tue, 21 May 2019 00:00:00 EDTSafe at Sea: Top 10 reasons to schedule a vessel safety check's Boating Club of Sanibel-Captiva offers vessel safety checks - for free - to boat owners. The program provides boaters the opportunity to have their vessel examined, documenting its safety.Tue, 21 May 2019 00:00:00 EDTFaces on Faith: Rickets, airstrikes and ceramic tiles this month I co-led an interfaith trip to Israel with Rabbi Stephen Fuchs of Bat Yam - Temple of the Islands.Tue, 21 May 2019 00:00:00 EDTOn the Water: A good week - tarpon inshore and grouper offshore a lingering wind that persisted most of the week, offshore and tarpon anglers made the best of it and recorded consistent catches.Tue, 21 May 2019 00:00:00 EDTShell Shocked: Even turtles want romance Turtle came by the other day to set the record straight. She told me that she and her sister sea turtles are most appreciative that the Sanibel spotlight is falling on the turtle nesting season.Tue, 21 May 2019 00:00:00 EDT