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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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2018 Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2018 Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay #31-2021 The Chardonnay Queen did her share by creating a wonderful Shrimp and Scallop Casserole this past Friday, and I did my part by opening a bottle of ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: ‘How Wine is Scored’

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net "How Wine is Scored" #30-2021 I have been asked on numerous occasions how to interpret the number scores associated with wine reviews. There are of course a variety of scoring systems used by the thousands of wine ...

On the Water: Hot summer fishing

Weather was good on the water over the past week. Of course, it is summer, so it was hot as expected and afternoon thunderstorms common. Mornings felt relatively cool with a light breeze before giving away to the heat around noon. Fishing was good at times, slow at times, and unpredictable from ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2019 Ferrari-Carano Sonoma County Pinot Grigio

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2019 Ferrari-Carano Sonoma County Pinot Grigio #29-2021 A few nights back, we had dinner with old friends at a small French restaurant in their neighborhood, where we dined on Escargot, Mussels, and Crab. There was ...