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On the Water: Know your tides when fishing local waters

It's that time of year in Southwest Florida that we progress into our cooler or winter months. While our weather change is not as dramatic as what our northern friends are accustomed to, it has an impact on how and where we fish. Tides and water depth play a key role for coastal anglers and ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2019 J Vineyards California Pinot Gris

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2019 J Vineyards California Pinot Gris #48-2020 We sampled a bottle of the J Pinot Gris the other night with grilled salmon and a few pieces of sushi, and it was a great combination. J Vineyards has been ...

On the Water: Weather back on track for the weekend

After what felt like a full week of dealing with Eta, the storm finally passed and great Southwest Florida weather returned just in time for the weekend. Gulf waters were still too churned up as of this writing for offshore reports, but we should get some results after the weekend. A few ...

Friends of Pine Island Library cancel December book sale

To the editor: The Board of the Friends of the Pine Island Library made the difficult decision to cancel our December book sale at the Pine Island United Methodist Church. The logistics of holding a book sale during a viral pandemic were too challenging to overcome. We hope to hold a sale in ...

Little Free Library now available in Flamingo Bay

To the editor: I've just opened up a new Little Free Library at 4685 Sandpiper Drive in Flamingo Bay, St James City. Many friends and neighbors have donated their time, materials, and cash to help with constructing the library. Would like to thank: Steve Kerby, Patrick Kunkel, Mike Gerner, ...

U.S. democracy is healthy

To the editor: Our democracy is healthy as demonstrated by the very large number of voters in this election. Now is the time to take down all political signs and flags and fly one flag — the American flag. This flag unites us all as "One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and ...

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign news help

To the editor: Due to COVID-19 concerns, George and I will NOT be in charge of the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign this year. If there is anyone on the island that would be interested in taking over this very rewarding experience for this year, please contact Teresa at 941-456-4415. If I ...

Thank you, veterans

To the editor: As a nation we should honor our Veterans, not only on this Veterans Day, but everyday each citizen enjoys our nation's protected freedoms. As a veteran these heroes wrote a blank check made payable to, "The United States of America" "for an amount" "up to and including their ...