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Dolphin Tales: Tail first

Baby dolphins are typically born tail first so they don’t drown before they’re able to take their first breath of air. Babies are called calves. At birth they can range in length from 39 and 53 inches long and weigh between 22 and 44 pounds. Worldwide, calves are born throughout the year ...

Legion donates funds to help homeless veterans

To the editor: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 136 with the help of the Legionnaire Sons of the Legion, and the American Legion Riders donated $1,600 so our chairman for Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, Kristen Petty, could buy hygiene supplies, kitchen supplies clothes for the ...

Yes, ‘our’ president

Many of us cast our ballot for Joe Biden. Many of us did not. As of today, it does not matter. At noon on Wednesday, Mr. Biden was sworn into office, becoming our 46th President. The key word here is “our.” Whether Mr. Biden was a particular voter’s candidate of choice is no ...

On the Water: A good week fishing offshore and inshore

Although a little cold to start the week, weather conditions were near perfect from mid-week through the weekend. Flat calm seas allowed boats from large to small to venture into Gulf waters. Inshore, despite the beautiful weather, slow tides impacted the bite at times throughout the ...

Guest Commentary: Fix the flow

Approximately two years ago after Gov. DeSantis took office and replaced former Board members of the South Florida Water Management District that were closely aligned with the sugar industry, there was a great deal of hope and optimism that the new Board would provide the leadership to revive ...

Kudos to the COVID-19 vaccination team

To the editor: I have never written to a newspaper, television show, newscast or radio broadcast, but today I feel I need to express myself. Hold on to your britches...it’s all good. I am a retired physician and my wife’s a retired nurse (can be very critical at times) and today we ...

A hideous sight

To the editor, What a hideous sight to see thugs storming our Capitol Building last week. In an open society that governs itself under the rules of law and order, order was not on display that day. I used to work in that building, the U.S. Capitol. For most of the 33 years I spent on the ...