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Weather interrupts some good fishing

March 12, 2014 Right as fishing was getting good and you could feel the transition from winter to spring, Mother Nature had other thoughts. more »»

This Month in History: Recognizing the Florida state bird: the mockingbird

March 12, 2014 In 1909 the Florida Legislature designated the orange blossom as our state flower. In 1982, the Legislature designated the Florida panther as our state anima. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Capt. Dick’s Favorite Pot Roast

March 12, 2014 Ingredients 1½ to 3½ Lb blade cut beef roast 4 fresh carrots peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces 1 Lg onion, cut into 2-inch thick slices 3 red potatoes – peeled and quartered 1 pkg Lipton onion soup... more »»

Expect some good fishing during March

March 5, 2014 For fishing, two great things happen over the month of March. With warmer temperatures the bait fish migration begins as large bait schools move into our waters from the south. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Chicken Fried Steak

March 5, 2014 Ingredients: 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 4 (4 oz. more »»

This Month in History: A lost art: making pine needle baskets and trays

March 5, 2014 By TIM KNOX Special to The Eagle One of the more interesting displays in the museum is the pine needle baskets and trays. Visitors are amazed by how precise and elegant these items ar. more »»

Cat of the Week: Tom

March 5, 2014 Tom Tom and his brother Jerry (not pictured) were bottle fed by an elderly woman who could no longer care for the. more »»

MOTI: Mayhew photos featured at MOTI

March 5, 2014 By Lynn Sarda MOTI Publicist Award-winning photographer Ron Mayhew teamed with Museum of the Islands historian, Tim Knox, in the February exhibit on “The Fish Shacks of Pine Island Soun. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Lucille's Meat Balls

February 26, 2014 Ingredients: 5 Lb ground beef 24 saltine crackers – crumbled 1 medium onion – chopped 2 eggs 1/4 C Parmesan cheese 6 cloves garlic 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp salt 2 Tbsp butter How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: Warming trend heats up fishing

February 26, 2014 What a difference a week of warm weather can make for fishing around Southwest Florid. more »»

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 »»



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