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Faces on Faith: Silence and the portable soul

Throughout the ages many wise persons have taught that having a relationship with God was found in silence. The key to knowing the Holy One, they have noted, is taking the time to be still, to be silent, to simply say, “I’m here,” and then to listen. For most of us that is far easier ...

Shell Shocked: Two days of hell

This is a true story although the name of the protagonist has not been changed to protect the innocent. The protagonist was moi. It started innocently enough. As a natural born snowbird, I had some personal business to attend to up north and decided to pack them into a four-day trip to New ...

In The Garden: Fishtail palm is perfect for island living

The fishtail palm (Caryota mitis) is originally from Southeast Asia and does well in our warm climate and it will even withstand some of the cold snaps that occur in Southwest Florida. It is an easy care palm, versatile and pretty popular in tropical landscapes either as a specimen or to create ...

Center Stage: ‘A Bronx Tale’ is dazzling, fast-paced Broadway show

“A Bronx Tale” — the 210th production at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers — is currently entertaining audiences with a doo-wop musical about growing up on the streets of a big metropolitan city in the 1960s. Written as a semi-autobiographical show by actor Chazz ...

Recipe of the Week: Chicken Scaloppini Primavera

A delicate and light chicken dish that is so easy to prepare that it will become your family’s favorite. Use a variety of spring vegetables, tossing them on top of pan seared chicken scaloppini in a sweet and tart lemon sauce. Serves eight. (Chef tip: To make scaloppini, slice boneless, ...

Poetic License: ‘My First Haircut’

(1934 Manhattan Lower East Side) After her second child was stillborn, my mother made a “promesa,” a promise to the Virgin that in return for a healthy male child, she would not cut his hair. Alas, I was that healthy male child and for the first four years of my life my hair ...

Protect water quality from proposed aquaculture

Your voice is needed to urge the Biden administration to deny the permit for a harmful aquaculture operation in the Gulf of Mexico. Now, after heavy local opposition and renewed consideration by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is hopeful ...

Is there a future for the Island Seniors on Sanibel?

Is there a future for the Island Seniors/Center 4 Life? After 10 years, the Sanibel City Council authorized taking out a loan to buy the Sanibel Captiva Community Bank at 2475 Library Way for the future home of Island Seniors Inc. The purchase was made in September 2019. Then COVID-19 hit. The ...

SCCF provides legislative update on Week 7

With just two weeks remaining in the 2021 legislative session, which is scheduled to end on April 30, bills that have passed through their first few committees with little opposition are sailing through their third and final committees and being released to the Senate and House floors for final ...

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians hear from former POW

Many people join the military as a way to serve their country. In the back of their minds, a thought may quickly flicker through that they could lose their life or be captured as a prisoner of war, however that thought is short-lived while you are an invincible young person. Unfortunately, that ...