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Faces on Faith: As Yom Kippur approaches

The holiest day of the Jewish year, Yom Kippur, begins on the evening of Sept. 15 this year and lasts until nightfall the following day. On Yom Kippur, Jews spend the entire day in contemplative prayer asking God to forgive us for our wrongdoings. It is a day on which those who are able observe ...

In The Garden: Florida royal palm is truly majestic

he Florida royal palm (Roystonea regia) is a Florida native palm species and is often considered one of the most beautiful palms in the world. The species is native to South Florida, Mexico, parts of Central America and the Caribbean. The palm is characterized by its smooth gray trunk and its ...

Poetic License: ‘Vitreous Floater: Stranger In My Eye’

(To the tune of “Strangers in the Night”) Stranger in my eye, Exchanging glances, Wandering side to side With floating dances, From inside my eye Across my sight you glide. Something in my eye Is not exciting, Something in my eye Is just inciting Danger in my eye From somewhere ...

Recipe of the Week: Beef and Mushroom Bourguignonne

A classic French stew made for a modern kitchen. Do not let this recipe intimidate you; overcome your fear by making it ahead and even freezing it. Serve bourguignonne to your guests and it is guaranteed to steal the show at your next dinner party. Serves eight. (Chef tip: Most stew meat is cut ...

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians learn about mission of Naples Botanical Garden

Have you ever seen the elusive and endangered ghost orchid? The Naples Botanical Garden has one that can be admired — a plant so special that there are less than 2,000 left in the wild. Recently, Naples Botanical Garden Interpretive Specialist Emily Kless shared the background and mission of ...

Shell Shocked: The Russians are coming! The Russians are here!

The call arrived from Moscow after days of encrypted messages exchanged between spy and handler. Russian spies were being identified and ousted throughout the country and the spies in Sanibel were getting itchy. Handler: Greetings from the mother country. It seems we have a problem in ...

The Community House

The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: Senior Aerobic Exercise Senior Aerobic Exercise will be held today, Sept. 8, from 9 to 10 a.m. with instructor Mahnaz Bassiri. Bring your own weights (optional). Cost is $5. Senior Aerobic Exercise Senior ...

American Legion

The American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: • Sept. 11: Free lunch/dinner for Sanibel-Captiva first responders • Sept. 12: Barbecue ribs and chicken from noon to 8 p.m. • Sept. 14: General meeting at 6 p.m. Food is served from 11 a.m. ...

FWC: Keep sea turtle hatchlings safe with these tips

Sea turtles lay eggs in nests on Florida beaches beginning in the spring and throughout the summer, and now the baby turtles are hatching. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is asking the public to help these tiny turtles stay safe with the following tips. During nesting ...

Safe at Sea: New life jacket labels and icons

(Editor's note: Information for this column was taken from the United States Power Squadron website.) If you haven’t already seen them, soon you’ll notice certain life jackets have a new style of label on the inside. In fact, eventually all new life jackets that are U.S. Coast Guard ...