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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 »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Broiled Oysters on the Half Shell

October 23, 2013 Ingredients 2 Doz. medium fresh oysters in the shell 2 Tbsp. butter – divided 2 Tbsp. olive oil – divided 1 1/2 C. day-old French bread crumbs 3/4 C. minced green onions 1/4 C. more »»

On the Water: With the fish biting or not, all is good

October 16, 2013 Even if the fish weren’t biting for you, if you were on the water you sure couldn’t complain with a week of beautiful weather. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Salmon Croquettes

October 16, 2013 Ingredients 3 C. water — more if needed 1/2 C. dry white wine 2 bay leaves — preferably fresh 10 whole black peppercorns 2 sprigs parsley — leaves chopped and stems reserved for poaching 2 Tbsp. more »»

Postal News: Postal Service launches major upgrades to Priority Mail

October 16, 2013 Fort Myers/Naples— Capitalizing on strong growth in its shipping business, the United States Postal Service has launched major changes to its Priority Mail line-up, with improved features including... more »»

This Month in History: One rainy day in the islands’ past

October 16, 2013 “Into each life some rain must fall” is a line from the poem, “The Rainy Day” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Rain fell hard for the J.L. Lofton Company the fall of 1926. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Baked Fish Parmesan

October 11, 2013 Ingredients 1/4 C. butter – melted 1/2 C. dry bread crumbs 1/3 C. grated Parmesan cheese 2 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. paprika 1/4 tsp. dried oregano 1/4 tsp. dried basil 1/4 ts. more »»

On the Water: Last week was a good week for fishing

October 11, 2013 For the angler, the past week had it all: good tides, including low mornings for sight fishing and high in the afternoons, fishable weather with just enough breeze to keep it cool, but light enough... more »»

MOTI: Mark your calendars for upcoming special events

October 11, 2013 The Museum of the Islands (MOTI) has a jam-packed calendar of events planned for the coming season. Mark your calendar so you will be sure to reserve time to attend those that are of interest to yo. more »»



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