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Bridge has started up again on Pine Island with one weekly game: Fishers of Men Wednesday Bridge, noon to 3 p.m., everyone welcome. For further information about this game, please call Maxine Crispi at 239-283-7869. Fishers of Men Lutheran Church is located at 10360 Stringfellow Road in St. ...

Mahjongg Scores

On July 29, we enjoyed our weekly Mahjongg Game at the St. James Civic Center Association despite such obstacles as the A/C being out in the small room followed by a blown transformer leaving us without lights, fans and A/C. Did that deter us...? Nah, we moved the table and chairs by the window ...

Honor and respect of Old Glory

To the editor: As a veteran and former Marine, it causes me great concern when I see the disrespect to our National Colors, the American Flag. On my daily journeys around the Island I see numerous American Flags that are respectfully displayed, but I also see numerous flags flying that are ...

Dolphin Tales: Dolphins and puffer fish

When male dolphins reach adolescence at about 3 years old, they will leave their mother’s pod, also called the nursing pod, and form boisterous gangs with other males. Often, the young males are so unruly that the females kick them out of the family pod. The young males are looking for ...

Mahjongg Scores

It was another tremendous Thursday mahjongg afternoon at the St. James Civic Center Association on July 22. We had 11 players. Peg Finley was a force to be reckoned with all those beads on and her high score of 225 points! Kathy Richardson took 2nd place with her score of 130 points. ...

Bridge Beat

Bridge has started up again on Pine Island with one weekly game: Fishers of Men Wednesday Bridge, noon to 3 p.m., everyone welcome. For further information about this game, please call Maxine Crispi at 239-283-7869. Fishers of Men Lutheran Church is located at 10360 Stringfellow Road in St. ...

On the Water: Hot week on the water

Summer is here in full force. Fishing was good over the morning hours, but the mid-day heat and lack of afternoon thunderstorms to cool it down made for tough fishing in the afternoons.  The mangrove snapper bite was hot inshore, around the gulf passes, and nearshore waters in the Gulf of ...

Guest Commentary: Paddling upstream

Today, we are at the intersection of state power and citizen determination. Our state legislators have restricted our ability to petition the government at the very moment we are watching our waters — the lifeblood of our community — be degraded and abused to the point of making us sick. ...