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CECI offers public thank you for year-end giving

The Children’s Education Center of the Islands has a lot to be thankful for in this new year. The year of 2020 has brought a lot of change, growth and evolution for the organization. Despite the coronavirus and its repercussions, the center’s efforts to enhance its nature-based educational ...

Shocked, dismayed by Maughan’s final pitch

To the editor: On Jan. 21, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce sponsored a virtual “town hall” Candidate Forum for the six candidates seeking election to the Sanibel City Council, in order to introduce themselves and to present their credentials and perspectives to ...

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians hear from BIG ARTS executive director

Since its inception in 1979, BIG ARTS — the Barrier Island Group for the Arts — has provided our community with entertainment, education and quality programs for all of our community members. Just last year, BIG ARTS underwent a huge renovation creating a magnificent gathering place for all ...

Miller exhibited qualifications required, needed

To the editor: I was surprised to learn only 100 of us heard the excellent debate sponsored by the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce for the six candidates running for three seats available on the Sanibel City Council on Election Day, March 2. My conclusion that although all ...

Safe at Sea: Buying a pontoon?

With the New Year underway, there has been a wealth of articles entitled, “The Best (fill in the blank) of 2020” or “The Most Popular (again, fill in the blank) of the Year.” BoatTest.com, likewise, ran a two-part article about its most widely-read features of 2020. Over the next couple ...

Shell Shocked: Getting older

What’s that expression — getting older isn’t for sissies? Whoever coined that term was right on. No matter what age you’re at you’re still getting older. Some of us remember various milestones of aging. For example, getting that draft card way back when that you had to carry around ...

Recipe of the Week: Steamed Red Snapper with Salsa Verde

Health professionals consider steam cooking one of the best methods for cooking vegetables and fish. When food is cooked at a very gentle temperature, there is very little lost of vitamins and minerals and the taste and flavor remains unchanged, therefore requiring very little additional ...

Poetic License: ‘The Ultimate Metaphor’

Death is a free and easy metaphor: Poets, like cowards, die a thousand times For Beauty, Truth and Love Forevermore. Quick exit language gets them through the door, Collects an ode that’s owed them for their rhymes As Death becomes their severance metaphor. Their body of work in ...