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On the Water: Another windy week on the water

Strong gusty winds hampered fishing efforts throughout the week before settling down for a great weekend on the water.Tarpon hook-ups were reported in Boca Grande Pass throughout the week although at times it was very difficult or impossible to fish due to rough water conditions. During adverse ...

Guest Opinion: Rising up to the challenge

As we come to the end of another school year, we find ourselves in a unique position! We are not doing business as usual. This time of year, many of us would be attending awards ceremonies and planning for traditional graduation ceremonies. Instead, we are working to celebrate everyone in this ...

Guest Opinion: Stop playing games with our water

"What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself; who gives your arguments a fair hearing and simply persists in his lunacy?"- George Orwell's 1984It is an open joke in Tallahassee that if Kimberly Mitchell and the Everglades Trust speak, you will hear her words echoed ...

Interested in Kiwanis? Attend a meeting to find out more

To the editor:Last year I noticed an article from the Lions Club wanting to sell the equipment from the park in St. James City. I decided I would get involved and try to save the park for the children of Pine Island. Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island stepped up and offered their help. During ...

Hospital nurses are unsung heroes

To the editor:I have just returned as a patient from four days at Gulf Coast Hospital in Fort Myers and I thank God not only that I am OK, but that I had the chance to experience first hand the expert care of every nurse I had -- every single one, who entered my room with kindness, patience, ...

On the Water: Fishing the full moon tides

A little cool front dropped down mid-week and brought some north and easterly wind with a slight drop in temperature and humidity. However, full moon tides moved a lot of water in and out and gave us some of the highest tides of the year.Fishing around public wrecks and reefs yielded Spanish ...

Dolphin Tales: Dolphins saving humans

There are many legends, and in more recent times, news reports of dolphins coming to the aid of humans in peril. Victims of shark attacks tell of dolphins rushing to the scene and repelling sharks with high-speed blows, and drowning swimmers have testified that dolphins lifted them to the ...

Guest Opinion: Are we done with China now?

It's time to call out the abuses that China has perpetrated on the Western world.We have known about the People's Republic of China's exploitation of American enterprise for years. The problem is that we have not wanted to confront it. Ever since China joined the World Trade Organization in ...

A new bureaucracy cometh

To the editor:As a retired business executive I have become more aware and chagrined about the unrestricted growth of the federal bureaucracy -people, who have not stood for election by the people, but wield a tremendous amount of power to affect the lives of the electorate. More and more of ...

Join the Kiwanis Club

To the editor:Last year I noticed an article from the Lions Club wanting to sell the equipment from the park in St. James City. I decided I would get involved and try to save the park for the children of Pine Island. Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island stepped up and offered their help. During ...