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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 ...

Matlacha should consider a similar noise ordinance

To the editor: I heard on the news that Sanibel passed a noise ordinance regarding lawn cutting. No gas weed whackers or blowers are allowed! This is a huge noise issue in Matlacha due all homes close together and so many different lawn care companies there are several cutting every day. I ...

American Legion Post 136 welcoming new members

To the editor: Calling all veterans, sons, grandparents, grandchildren, wives, sisters and daughters of veterans. On July 30, 2019, President Trump signed The Legion Act into law. This act changed the required eligibility for veterans wanting to join the American Legion. Some veterans were ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2018 Napa Cellars Napa Valley Chardonnay

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2018 Napa Cellars Napa Valley Chardonnay #45-2020 When the Chardonnay Queen prepares her famous "Special Shrimp Scampi", we usually have a pretty good bottle of Chardonnay to side with it. During dinner the other ...