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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 ...

On the Water: Tropical Storm Eta brings fishing to a halt

A very windy week that led up to rain and wind into the weekend as Tropical Storm Eta churned in Florida’s direction kept most anglers off the water. The few fishing reports came mid-week before conditions continued to diminish. Beach-bound anglers wading the surf on Sanibel and Captiva ...

Dolphin Tales: Resident bottlenose dolphins

Many of our local bottlenose dolphins are members of resident communities that have been here for generations. A community could vary from around 50 to 200 dolphins and groups often have overlapping borders. Individual dolphins can be identified by their dorsal fins, which are as unique as ...

On the Water: November brings good fishing opportunities

Look for plenty of great fishing opportunities throughout the month of November as cool fronts begin to arrive dropping water temperatures. Fish are transitioning from summer to winter patterns both inshore and in Gulf waters. This is one of those months that it’s possible to hook into about ...