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Shell Shocked: Cure galore

If you watch network TV news each evening at 6:30 p.m. you will note that every commercial is about poor health and drugs to deal with it. That’s because the average viewer of the evening news is over fifty years of age. The assumption is that if you’re over fifty you must be suffering ...

In The Garden: Green Island ficus is a real gem

The Green Island ficus (Ficus microcarpa “Green Island”) is becoming a very popular plant in our area for many reasons. It’s extremely versatile in the landscape and can be used as a low border planting, a foundation hedge along a fence or screen enclosure, as an accent plant and even in ...

Recipe of the Week: Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Good meatball recipes are hard to find, but this one is great. Scrumptious little gems filled with mozzarella cheese, tossed in sweet cherry tomato sauce and served on top of homemade fettuccine pasta. Makes 12 pieces. (Chef tip: For extra flavor, use the blend of ground beef, veal and ...

Safe at Sea: NOAA on hazards

Recently, I read an article about SeaKits (a “disaster” kit for your boat), which will be the topic of a future column. However, this led to an online search regarding at-sea disasters. My first and only stop (and final one leading to this column) was the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

Faces on Faith: Thin places

The idea of “thin places” comes from Celtic Christianity that flourished in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and northern England beginning in the fifth century. I have always loved the idea of thin places and have experienced them myself. The idea is quite simple: God is not a million miles away ...

The job market: Signs of the times

Some signs of the times: Press release: The Lee Clerk of the Courts is holding a career fair. Press release: The School District of Lee County is hosting an informational event on teaching positions within the district. Press release: The School District of Lee County has a critical need ...

Decision time on LOSOM

In a recent guest commentary titled “The need to push back against the Army Corps” (https://www.captivasanibel.com/2021/06/15/the-need-to-push-back-against-the-army-corps/), we described how the U.S. Army Corps was in the final stages of establishing a new schedule to control releases out ...