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Firehouse News: Every second counts

According to National Fire Protection Association research conducted between 2014 and 2018, one-third of all reported structure fires either did not have smoke alarms present or were nonoperational. With the rapid spread of fire associated with modern homes and furnishings, working smoke ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2019 Rodney Strong Charlotte’s Home Sauvignon Blanc

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2019 Rodney Strong Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc #38-2021 There was a little touch of crispness in the air the other night suggesting the approach of Fall, and a reminder to me of one of my favorite dishes once ...

On the Water: It was a good week of fishing in local waters

From all accounts, fishing was good across our waters over the past week for a variety of species. Anglers report good times with rod-bending action on redfish schools across the inshore waters. Fish averaging 27-31 inches are roaming the inshore waters throughout Pine Island Sound, Charlotte ...

Mahjongg Scores

On Thursday, Sept. 9, six of us St. James City Civic Association members, who are double vaccinated, masked and played mahjongg. We had one table of 4 and another table of 2. The table of 4 had a friend of Clem Moors, Judy Schatzle, observing our game (week 2). Being a poker player she is a ...

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, call Maxine Crispi at 239-283-7869. The other games are still on COVID hiatus. Results Fishers of Men Wednesday, Sept 8 - 1. Donna ...

Cat of the Week: Nathaniel

This 7-year-old charmer has a lot going for him. Besides that adorable face, Nathaniel is affectionate, outgoing and great with kids. He does his best to make friends with the other cats as well, but because he is de-clawed, part of him is on guard. He has been spending time in each of the ...

Doctor’s Note: Handling your blood pressure

One of the bread and butter aspects of medicine is managing your blood pressure. This is a topic that frequently comes up and is one of the key vital signs we routinely obtain for a typical clinic visit. Why does it matter? What does it mean? Let’s imagine you’re at your kitchen sink. ...

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, call Maxine Crispi at 239-283-7869. The other games are still on COVID hiatus. Results Fishers of Men Wednesday, Aug. 18 - 1. Kathy ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2018 Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Merlot

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2018 Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Merlot #37-2021 Over the years the popularity of wine varietals has, like most things, gone through a number of changes. I like most wines, but Cabernet Sauvignon has ...

Firehouse News: Proper filling, storage of fuel containers

As we are only halfway through another busy hurricane season, the District would like to point out one public safety topic that is often overlooked. This topic is the proper filling and storage of fuel containers while at your local gas stations. How often do we stop and look and the warning ...