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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 »»

Nothing

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 »»

Cat of the Week: Hazel

March 12, 2014 Hazel is a declawed 8-year-old dilute calico. She came to us back in December with her brother Hans, who has since been adopted. Hazel has the most unique purr I've ever heard. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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