March/April 2000 Issue


Shell Life By José H. Leal, Ph.D, and Richard Walker
Seashells are Mother Nature’s works of art, brought to life in our pages by the skilled eye of still-life photographer Richard Walker and the expert knowledge of marine biologist and shell museum director José Leal, Ph.D.

Dances with Shells By Ken Richards
Another (perhaps less serious than above) perspective on shells and the peculiar ritual of those who seek them. The result is an awkward but captivating beachside ballet that is quintessentially Southwest Florida.

Turning Tables By Chelle Koster Walton
The restaurant business is not for wimps. Island eateries seem to come and go with regularity, but local restaurateurs say the island dining scene is surprisingly stable in a highly competitive environment.

Cayo Costa By Barbara Linstrom
If you stand in the middle of this pristine barrier island and look around,
you can almost imagine Florida as it once was, before they paved over paradise.
It’s nice to know there’s at least one island left untouched.

A Spring Brunch By Jan Campbell

Juicy Tours By Libby Grimm

Sailing in Style in Costa Rica
By Norma R. Hagan

A diary of everyday life in paradise

Phoneless in Paradise

Garden Therapy