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This Month in History: Former resident discusses her family's island history

April 16, 2014 The following story was provided to me be a former Pine Island resident Ernestine Foster. She currently resides in Jacksonville, but her heart remains on Pine Island. more »»

On the Water: East winds disrupt fishing around the islands

April 16, 2014 All was going well on the fishing front, then like the week before, and the week before that, Mother Nature interfered. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Fried Lobster Tail

April 16, 2014 Ingredients: 1 raw lobster tail – shell removed 1 can coconut milk 1 Tbsp sugar 2 eggs 1 dollop Half & Half 2 Tbsp flour Salt and pepper to taste 1 tsp sugar How to: . more »»


April 16, 2014 Good Friday is the Day of the Cross. Some Christians carry a cross in their purses or in their pockets. Others wear them on charm bracelets or necklaces. Others have them on their dashboards or walls. more »»

Big trout inshore, grouper offshore

April 9, 2014 The first week of April rolled through with beautiful weather giving anglers good opportunities inshore and offshore. more »»

My Favorite Baked Fish

April 9, 2014 Ingredients 4 (4 to 6 oz) boneless fillets of trout, redfish, catfish, flounder or grouper 1/4 C mayonnaise 1 tsp Cajun seasoning 2 Tbsp butter – melted 1/4 C panko bread crumbs 2 Tbsp Parmesan... more »»

The Grange organization on Pine Island

April 9, 2014 At the museum we have newspaper articles dating back to the 1960s. more »»

Cat of the Week: Poppi

April 2, 2014 Meet Poppi. He is a 3-year-old Russian Blue with a lot to say. He knows his name and answers when you call him. In fact I'm sure he will have a conversation with you on just about anything. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Aunt Billie’s Reuben Casserole

April 2, 2014 Ingredients 32 oz. Bavarian sauerkraut – drained well 24 oz. more »»

This Month in History: The story behind ‘Tom’s Follies’

April 2, 2014 Readers of my column may recall that Tom Phillips purchased land on Pine Island in the 1930s and developed Tom’s Town. Today we call that area Pine Island Center. more »»

On the Water: There's no better month for fishing than April

April 2, 2014 April, what a great month to enjoy the waters around Southwest Florida.  The windy days of March will give way to sunny, mild days (not too hot, not too cold). more »»

This Month in History: A look back at the making of the ‘Tamiami Trail’

March 26, 2014 In researching the Sisal Hemp & Development Company era in Priscilla Brooks’ book St. James City-The Early Years, she describes “Captain K. B. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Beef Tenderloin Fillets with Green Peppercorn Sauce

March 26, 2014 Ingredients: 2 Tbsp butter 1 (8 oz) beef tenderloin fillets 2 C Marsala wine 1 C chicken broth 20 green peppercorns 2 C whipping cream 1/8 tsp Dijon mustard How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: Bobby Holloway Memorial this Saturday

March 26, 2014 Looking back at the past week I would use “challenging” as the best way to describe fishing. After a few nice, warm days, winter proves once again it won’t stay away. more »»


March 19, 2014 By PASTOR LEMKE Special to The Eagle I really wanted this article published Jan. 16, which was National Nothing Day.  However, since Jan. more »»

MOTI: A day in Naples with MOTI and SJCCA

March 19, 2014 Join members of the Museum of the Islands and the St. James City Civic Association for a day in Naples April 1. more »»

Cat of the Week: Patches

March 19, 2014 In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I chose one of my red headed lassies to don the shamrock skirt and pose for the column.  You may remember Patches from a previous issue, but you haven't seen her lately. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Bourbon Braised Beef Short Ribs

March 19, 2014 Ingredients 4 lb beef short ribs Coarse salt and black pepper 2 tsp vegetable oil ½ C bourbon 1 C barbecue sauce 1 Lg yellow onion – halved and sliced ¾ C water How to: 1. more »»

This Month in History: Look around … do you see Tom's Town?

March 19, 2014 Picture yourself driving west along Pine Island Road and you come to our four-way stop sign at Stringfellow Road. If you look right, it is toward Pineland and Bokeeli. more »»

On the Water: Finally, spring arrives — and fishing should improve

March 19, 2014 Consistently inconsistent I guess would be the proper way to describe fishing over the last full week of winter. There were some really good days followed by some not so great. more »»



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