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This Month in History: Another odd, but true, story about ‘Pine Island’

November 27, 2013 Mark Twain once said “Truth is stranger than fiction.” You decide after reading this. more »»

Count your blessings

November 27, 2013 An elderly couple, Georgia and Fred, sat down to their Thanksgiving dinner. more »»

This Month in History: USS Pine Island part or World War II, Korean War and Vietnam

November 20, 2013 “Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.” — John F. Kennedy On Nov. 16, 1942, The USS Pine Island, a Currituck-class seaplane tender, was "laid down. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Granny's Green Beans

November 20, 2013 Ingredients: 10 slices of bacon 2 Onions – cut into small pieces 2 Lb fresh green beans or 3 cans of whole green beans 3 cans chicken stock Butter Salt & pepper How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: Anglers are finding big trout around the islands

November 20, 2013 It was another windy week on the water, mixed in was a small cold front that brought very windy conditions and even a little rain. more »»

Postal News: U.S. Postal Service announces holiday season forecasts with new gingerbread houses Forever Stamps, Priority Mail products

November 13, 2013 The Postal Service expects to process 545 million pieces of mail every day throughout this holiday season; totaling nearly 15 billion pieces of mail to be delivered between Thanksgiving and New... more »»

This Month in History: Times were tough in the 1920s on 'The Fill'

November 13, 2013 "Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Fruit Salad &?Cranberry Sauce & Pumpkin Pecan Pie

November 13, 2013 Fruit Salad (make the day before) Ingredients: 1 (64 oz) pkg. more »»

On the Water: Anglers overcome some windy conditions

November 13, 2013 The past week was dominated with windy conditions, lots of wind and often gusting in excess of 20 knots. more »»

This Month in History: A Pine Island fish story

November 5, 2013 “Don't tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly don't tell them where they know the fish.” — Mark Twain In the waters around Pine Island, there have always been fishermen. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Zucchini Stuffing

November 5, 2013 Ingredients: 1 small onion — chopped 1 celery rib – chopped 3 Tbsp butter 1 C. flour 2 Tbsp sugar 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 tsp. poultry seasoning 1/2 C. more »»

On the Water: When it comes to fishing, the month of November has it all

November 5, 2013 November is a month we combine summer and winter fishing together. As cool fronts begin to arrive, our waters are cooling down and fish are transitioning from summer to winter patterns. more »»

This Month in History: Opening of the Island Pharmacy was quite grand

October 30, 2013 There was rosebuds for the ladies, cigars for the men and suckers and bubble gum for the children. This according to someone who was there. more »»

MOTI: 2014 Membership Drive under way for Museum of the Islands

October 30, 2013 The Museum of the Islands is launching its 2014 Membership Drive with free months through December 2013 if you join now. more »»

On the Water: Another week of pleasant days on the water

October 30, 2013 Aside from our first real cool front that brought a couple days of strong north winds, it was another week of great weather. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Mu Shu Shrimp

October 30, 2013 Ingredients 3 Tbsp hoisin sauce 1 1/2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil 1/2 tsp ground ginger 6 oz shitake mushrooms – stems discarded, thinly sliced 1 Tbsp canola oil 1 bunch gree... more »»

Postal News: Postal Service inducts Ray Charles into Music Icons Stamp Series

October 23, 2013 On what would have been his 83rd birthday, the “father of soul,” Ray Charles, returned to two “stamping ovations” on Sept. more »»

Keep your temper — nobody else wants it!

October 23, 2013 Anger falls one letter short of danger. more »»

On the Water: Full moon brings the best of fishing

October 23, 2013 Put another week of absolute beautiful weather in the books. Perfect weather, a full moon and strong tides gave anglers plenty of opportunities for good fishing inshore and offshore. more »»

This Month in History: Believeing in the six degrees of separation theory

October 23, 2013 Six degrees of separation is the theory that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away from any other person in the world, and popularized by a play written by John Guare. more »»



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