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On the Water: Another warm week brought some good fishing

November 25, 2015 It was another warm week on the water, accompanied with scattered rain and an eventual cool down as we moved into the weeken. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Giblet Gravy

November 25, 2015 Ingredients: 1/2 lb turkey giblets and neck (remember... they are in a bag in the fridge) Celery Leaves 1 onion – sliced 1 C flour Dash of pepper How to: 1. Remove the liver and set aside. . more »»

On the Water: It was a good week for catching cobia

November 18, 2015 The catch of the week had to be cobia, as many were reported throughout the inshore waters and offshore. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Rosie's Sweet Potato Casserole and Granny's Green Beans

November 18, 2015 Rosie's Sweet Potato Casserole Ingredients: 3 C cooked and mashed sweet potatoes 1/2 C sugar 8 oz cream cheese – softened 2 eggs Dash of salt 1 C chopped pecans 1 C cornflakes 1/2 C brown sugar ... more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Fruit Salad

November 11, 2015 Ingredients: 1 (64 oz) pkg family size mixed fruit (we found this frozen at Publix) 1 (15 oz) can chunky mixed fruit with juice 1 (20 oz) can pineapple chunks with juice 1 (4 oz) pkg fresh or frozen... more »»

On the Water: Warm weather brings some good fishing

November 11, 2015 It was the first week of November but it sure didn’t feel like it with warm, humid days often topping 90 degrees. more »»

Be prepared, there’s good fishing ahead

November 4, 2015 This is the time of year that’s possible to combine summer and winter fishing together. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Roast Turkey and Dressing

November 4, 2015 Turkey: 1 12 to 14-pound turkey. If frozen, give it two or three days in the refrigerator to thaw in its packaging. more »»

Local Knowledge: Tales of haunted locations around Pine Island

October 28, 2015 If you’re like me, you love a good ghost stor. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Quick Crab Salad

October 28, 2015 Ingredients: 2 C mayonnaise 1 1/2 stalk celery – chopped 1 oz. more »»

On the Water: Another windy week out on the water

October 28, 2015 As windy days prevailed all week, anglers adapted and recorded some decent catches despite the conditions. more »»

Stuffed Redfish

October 21, 2015 Ingredients 1 whole redfish 1 C dried bread crumbs 2 green onions – chopped 1/2 tsp Creole seasoning 1 sm onion – peeled and quartered 4 sprigs fresh parsley 1/2 C butter – melted Salt and pepper to... more »»

Strong winds turned good week of fishing into a tough one

October 21, 2015 Early in the week, the weather cooperated with sunny skies and light winds, however as we progressed into the weekend, strong northeasterly winds made fishing a challeng. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Perfect omelet every time

October 14, 2015 Ingredients 1 Tbsp butter 3 eggs 3 Tbsp water 1/8 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper How to: 1. In a small nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. 2. Whisk the eggs, water, salt and pepper. 3. more »»

On the Water: Improving weather great for fishing in the area

October 14, 2015 Over the past week, fishing was slow at times and at times it was good, for the most part the weather was great. Fish appear to be on the move as expected with the water cooling down. more »»

October is a busy month at the library

October 14, 2015 After a four-month construction project, the Pine Island Public Library has returned to normal. The meeting room now has a capacity of 68, up from the original 32. more »»

On the Water: Cooler days ahead; fish will be on the move

October 7, 2015 Finally, after a long hot summer, Southwest Florida was greeted with slightly cooler temperatures and lower humidity. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Pine Island Bouillabaisse

October 7, 2015 Ingredients: 2 lb mixed fish – cut into 2-inch chunks 6 oz medium fresh scallops 8 oz peeled medium shrimp 1/2 tsp olive oil 1 lg bay leaf 1 lg onion – sliced 2 drops Tabasco sauce 1 can Italian... more »»

On the Water: Fish are active, hungry and on the move

September 30, 2015 October is a refreshing month for anglers in Southwest Florida. After a long, hot summer, we finally get relief with cooler days and lower humidity. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops

September 30, 2015 Ingredients: 1/2 C firmly packed brown sugar 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard 2 Tbsp soy sauce 2 Tbsp bourbon 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 6 (1-inch thick) bone-in pork chops How to: 1. more »»

Local Knowledge: Cooler, drier days are coming

September 30, 2015 September. This is the time of year that Southwest Florida starts marking the transition between our hot and humid summers and our comparatively cool and dry winters. more »»



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2015 Thanksgiving Special

November 19, 2015 #45-15-PIE It is always difficult to select the perfect wine for Thanksgiving, because the table offers such an array of aromas and flavors, but here are a few guidelines which will... more »

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