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On the Water: Good fishing with favorable weather and tides

It was another beautiful week on the water that started with cooler temperatures and breezy days. As the week concluded, flat seas returned as well as hot days. After a great summer snapper season across our inshore waters, they appear to be thinning out as they make their way offshore as the ...

Dolphin Tales: Fungie the Dingle Dolphin

Scientists don’t fully understand why some dolphins leave their pod and seek out humans as their companions. They could be cast out, or lost, or orphaned. Perhaps they became entangled in fishing line or cast net and were abandoned by their pod. For whatever reason, there are many accounts ...

Opposed to Doppler tower

To the editor: We moved to Pine Island full-time to enjoy the rural setting, old Florida culture, abundant wildlife and natural beauty of the island. We also sought to escape the rapidly growing exposure to microwave transmissions in more urban settings. We see those benefits deteriorating ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2019 Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2019 Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc #40-2020 In the past New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc has been a little intense with the grapefruit taste for my palate. However the latest offering from Nobilo seems to have more balance in ...

On the Water: Fall fishing begins across Southwest Florida

As we put summer behind us and roll into the first week of fall, anglers will find good fishing opportunities inshore and in gulf waters. Large bait schools are hanging over grass flats throughout Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Fishing around these areas produced steady action with ...

Climate change hypocrisy

To the editor: As of 9/9/20, more than 2.2 million acres of forest have burned uncontrollably in California as reported by CBS News. Previously, 2018 was the worst season for California fires consuming 1,893,913 acres, according to Wikipedia, and producing 68 million tons of heat trapping ...

Raising the minimum wage benefits the local economy

To the editor: Amendment 2 would increase minimum wage over the next six years until it rises up to $15 per hour. Currently the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median hourly wage in Cape Coral is $16.87. Should the voters increase the minimum wage in six years rise to $1.87 below ...