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Rotary Happenings: Rotarians learn about peace journalism

Today's news is full of conflict, both locally and worldly. We are constantly bombarded with stories full of details about the conflicts, as well as pictures of the conflicts. All of which are spun to portray a certain feeling by the audience. At a recent meeting of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary ...

Recommend Miller for council

To the editor: In the soon approaching election for Sanibel City Council we have a number of qualified candidates. We would like to note some of the characteristics that lead to a strong recommendation for Mike Miller as the most qualified of them. We have lived on Sanibel for nearly two ...

Safe at Sea: Fire checklist

In its South Winds newsletter, the Sarasota Power Squadron offered the following fire checklist: - Inspect your boat’s bilge frequently. Keep it free of grease, oil and debris. Check your fuel system for leaks. - Regularly inspect electrical wiring. Repair bare wires or loose electrical ...

Bad for business?

To the editor: I read in the Feb. 3, 2021, issue of the Island Reporter that COVID-19 cases had topped 200 on Sanibel and Captiva recently. I walk along the Periwinkle path every day. It is very narrow and heavily traveled by bicycles, runners and pedestrians. There is not enough room for ...

Faces on Faith: The long haul

“Are you in it for the long haul?” That was the question my uncle posed to me when I announced my future wedding plans. “Absolutely,” I answered. He then followed up by saying, “Marriage is wonderful, but you must be willing to work at it.” Certainly I appreciated my uncle’s ...

Vote for Bondurant

To the editor: My wife and I have fallen in love with Sanibel over the past five years during visits from the Boston area. This year we are spending all winter here in rentals, and we have been guided by Mary Bondurant in looking for a home to purchase. When I learned that she is running for ...

Shell Shocked: Baseball rage

It started innocently enough. Two friends having a friendly conversation. They were talking baseball trivia. Friend one: Do you remember the Giants-Dodgers play off game in 1951 when Bobby Thomson hit the home run that won the game and sent the Giants to the World Series? Friend two: How ...

In The Garden: Powderpuffs in paradise

The Powderpuff tree (Calliandra haematocephala) is a small ornamental tree blooming with a variety of colors ranging from red, pink to white with striking brilliant powder puffs. The flowers appear on and off all year but tend to bloom more in the summer months. The hardy branches create an ...

Recipe of the Week: Almond Orange Torte

One of the most popular torte in Italy is an almond torte. With almond trees growing all over the country, almonds are readily available and fairly inexpensive to buy. Therefore they are used in a variety of desserts preparation and sometime even in savory dishes. A torte is a thick cake made ...

Poetic License: ‘No Diamonds or Roses’

(Valentine’s Day 2013) No diamonds or roses this Valentine’s Day — Only a cost-free kiss to ensure True love stays truer than 401K. Who’ll bail us out from a bank holiday, Protect our love from foreclosure And no diamonds and roses on Valentine’s Day? We’ll have to ...