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Cat of the Week: Reese

February 26, 2014 Reese Look at this little girl's smile! This picture doesn't even begun to do her justice. Reese is an 11-month-old dilute calico with big green eyes. She is good natured and very affectionate. more »»

This Month in History: More on the turpentine operations on the island

February 26, 2014 By TIM KNOX Special to The Eagle Readers may recall my column a couple weeks ago that examined the turpentine industry. This week we will detail the conditions that the turpentine workers endured. more »»

This Month in History: Celebrate the state of Florida’s 193rd anniversary Saturday

February 19, 2014 On Feb. 22, 1821, Florida became a territory of the United States. A territory is an area of land belonging to, and under the dominion of, the U.S. government but not admitted to the union as a state. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Crispy Onion Chicken

February 19, 2014 Ingredients ½ C butter – melted 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp ground mustard ½ tsp garlic salt ¼ tsp pepper 1 (6 oz) can French-fried onions – crushed 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves ... more »»

Cat of the Week: McLovin

February 19, 2014 McLovin Look at those green eyes!  Like his name suggests,  McLovin is an affectionate, 11-year-old tabby. more »»

On the Water: Seasons are changing ... big fish are on the way

February 19, 2014 Just about the time water temperatures reached the 70 degree mark, a late week cold front came through and temporarily stalled the warming trend. more »»

The telltale heart

February 19, 2014 On Sunday, Feb. 9, I threw out a pair of shorts that had some holes in places that made them inappropriate to wear. On Friday, I opened a nicely wrapped package that said, “To My Perfect Valentine. more »»

Cat of the Week

February 12, 2014 Cleo Cleo is one of several Hurricane Charley rescues that came to us when the woman who cared for them passed away. Physically she is a fluffy Manx kitty, approximately 10 years old. more »»

On the Water: Fishing warming up around the island

February 12, 2014 With a week of warm weather behind us water, temperatures are on the rise opening up fishing possibilities inshore and off. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with Vegetables

February 12, 2014 Ingredients 2 quarts water 1 (9 oz.) pkg. refrigerated fettuccine 3 C frozen mixed vegetables 1 (9 oz.) pkg. more »»

This Month in History: La Costa quarantine station helped control spread of diseases

February 12, 2014 By TIM KNOX Special to The Eagle According to the Center for Disease Control website, there are 20 Quarantine Stations located at ports of entry around the U.S. where international travelers arrive. more »»

Flamingo Bay news

February 12, 2014 Doo Wop Party at Flamingo Bay Flamingo Bay is having its fourth annual Doo Wop Party Saturday, Feb. 15, at the clubhouse on the corner of Curlew Drive and Stringfellow Road in St. James City. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Chicken Fricassee

February 5, 2014 Ingredients: 3 to 4 lbs stewing chicken or fryer – cut into serving pieces 2 tsp salt 1 tsp paprika 2 medium onions – sliced 2 stalks celery – sliced 2 carrots – pared and sliced 1 bay leaf 1 C... more »»

On the Water: There's better weather ahead

February 5, 2014 As far as weather goes, we pretty much experienced it all over the past week, except for snow. more »»

This Month in History: ‘Turpentining the pine trees’ on Pine Island

February 5, 2014 Recent research on Lee County’s Clerk of Court web site revealed an indenture between two parties for the purpose “turpentining the pine trees” [sic] on Pine Island. more »»

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

January 29, 2014 Ingredients 1/2 C firmly packed brown sugar 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard 2 Tbsp soy sauce 2 Tbsp bourbon ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 6 (1 inch thick) bone-in pork chops How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: February: The beginning of the end of the cold season

January 29, 2014 I know our winter in Southwest Florida is no comparison to the colder climates to our nort. more »»

This Month in History: Examining the Matlacha Pass National Wildlife Refuge

January 29, 2014 On Sept. 26, 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt designated three small islands in the Matlacha Pass estuary as a "preserve and breeding ground for native birds. more »»

This Month in History: What role Useppa played in the 'Bay of Pigs' invasion

January 22, 2014 What word comes to mind when you hear the term “Bay of Pigs?" Kennedy? CIA? Cuba? Castro? Useppa? Some background. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Marinated Country Pork Ribs

January 22, 2014 Ingredients 4 Country Ribs 1/3 Tbsp Cajun seasoning 5 oz zesty Italian dressing 2 oz liquid smoke 1/3 C A-1 Sauce 2 oz Worcestershire sauce How to: 1. Wash ribs and rub with Cajun seasoning. . more »»



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