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Safe at Sea: Get your ‘boating fix’ online

Life has reshaped itself over the past months for everyone. For boaters, this is equally true. For a while, with marinas closed and public-private accesses closed, folks had to discover new ways to get their "boating fix."For this columnist, the Website BoatTest.com has become my means of ...

Faces on Faith: What legacy will you leave?

I received an e-mail a while back from a not-for-profit organization I have done business with in the past. The subject line posed a question which was repeated in the body of the e-mail itself. "What legacy will you leave?" it asked. What legacy will you leave? As you might imagine, the ...

Shell Shocked: New Year’s Day to be celebrated in February

Dates are being changed across the board for events and happenings because of the coronavirus. Instead of the Major League Baseball season beginning in early April as it usually does it will now begin in late July.The French Open tennis grand slam is beginning in September rather than at the ...

In The Garden: Seabreeze bamboo offers multiple uses

Seabreeze bamboo (Bambusa Malingensis) is an excellent choice to create a natural, living green privacy screen in your garden. A non-invasive clumping bamboo, it does not produce runners that spread across the garden. Seabreeze is a salt tolerant variety, it grows to about 35 feet high and will ...

Recipe of the Week: Pizza Fritta

I escort many gastronomic tours to Italy and one of my favorite is to the beautiful town of Sorrento just south of Naples. The foods, the scenery and the people are outstanding. This is a recipe that I learned from a delightful enthusiastic chef at a cooking school while visiting there. This is ...

Poetic License: ‘Minority Alligator Rap’

I'm Minority Alligator with minority views -Life's all a croc so I'm rappin' the blues.Some call me cocodrilo and others caimn,Lagarto de Indias from days bygone.Black, brown or green, you gringos don't care,You just hate us all 'cause we never grew hair.You treat us like rednecks out drinking ...

Adding fuel to hatred, separation

To the editor:I was troubled by a letter to the editor I read from Mr. Mike DiCorpo published in the June 8, 2020, issue of the Island Reporter.I too am a Sanibel resident and have health issues which this virus could cause me critical results. I also believe that wearing a mask should be a ...

Safe at Sea: Part II: Boating facts that are not facts

Last week's Safe at Sea column listed a few commonly-assumed "facts" that mariners have learned simply are not "facts" at all. This week's column continues with additional "facts" that have sometimes resulted in hard-earned lessons.- Paint only when it is between 50 and 80 degrees outside.True: ...