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Boat parade puts pressure on already-polluted waters

To the editor: This letter is a further elaboration on the poor water quality recently described in recent media accounts. Jim Frock, the owner of Seven Seas Bait and Tackle in Matlacha, explained that the poor water quality is ruining the fishing and his business. I live in northwest Cape ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2018 14 Hands Pinot Grigio

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2018 14 Hands Pinot Grigio #37-2020 In the hot summer, refreshing wine and lighter dinner fare make a good combination, and we were quite pleased with our seasoned shrimp dinner along with a fresh avocado and tomato ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2016 Francis Coppola Black Label Claret

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2016 Francis Coppola Black Label Claret #36-2020 I wrote about this Coppola Claret about a year and a half ago, and enjoyed it so much the other night with my steak, that I felt compelled to state once again how ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2016 Margues de Caceres Rioja Crianza

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2016 Marques de Caceres Rioja Crianza #34-2020 Several decades ago when I was first introduced to Rioja Wines from Spain, I chose the Marques de Caceres Crianza as a sort of go to wine for a variety of occasions. ...

On the Water: Fishing good for some but slow for others

A full moon brought strong tides to boost the inshore bite, however it may have hampered offshore fishing. Mangrove snapper and redfish continue as top targets for inshore anglers. Often both were caught together along mangrove shorelines and oyster bars. They were reported in south Matlacha ...

On Trump

To the editor: On Christmas Day 1998 at 0400, the commandant of the United States Marine Corps set out to distribute cookies and hot chocolate for those Marines in and around Washington, D.C., who were lucky enough to pull duty on the birth of my Savior Jesus Christ. One of his first stops ...