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Bridge has started up again on Pine Island with one weekly game: Fishers of Men Wednesday Bridge, noon to 3 p.m., everyone welcome. For further information, call Maxine Crispi at 239-283-7869. The other games are still on COVID hiatus. Results Fishers of Men Wednesday, Aug. 18 - 1. Kathy ...

Firehouse News: Proper filling, storage of fuel containers

As we are only halfway through another busy hurricane season, the District would like to point out one public safety topic that is often overlooked. This topic is the proper filling and storage of fuel containers while at your local gas stations. How often do we stop and look and the warning ...

On the Water: Mixed variety of fish caught in inshore waters

While Southwest Florida was not directly impacted from Hurricane Ida, she churned up Gulf waters off our coast with large swells keeping most anglers inshore and brought unsettled weather over several days. A few schools of redfish were reported between keys on the eastern side of Pine Island ...

Dolphin Tales: Spotted dolphin of the Bahama Banks

The Bahama Banks are 700 low lying islands sitting on a vast limestone shelf on the northern fringes of the Caribbean. Bahama is derived from the Spanish word, bajamar, which means shallow sea. (Like Matlacha means water to the knee or chin, depending on the tide.) The surrounding waters of ...

Weak leadership putting the U.S. at risk

To the editor: The most egregious situation of the 20-year involvement with Afghanistan is happening now. Some very large number of people who supported the Allies in Afghanistan are now left high and dry to suffer and many to be killed, no doubt. That has already started. The U.S. is ...

Preserve freedoms, stop the spread of COVID

To the editor: The events in Afghanistan on Aug. 26 highlight the true costs of freedom. God bless all those servicemen and servicewomen who lost their lives so that so many can be free. And God bless and protect all those who continue to make sacrifices so that we have the right to make ...

DeSantis following a failed formula

To the editor: With Donald Trump being the only exception, I don’t think there’s anyone who really believes that his MAGA base is growing. More and more people are distancing themselves from him as he continues to spout his delusional conspiracy theories and the idea that somehow he will ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2015 Bogle Essential Red

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2015 Bogle Essential Red #36-2021 Every now and then you find a bottle of wine for sale which is a little older, and if it is red then that is usually good. A few months back we found a bottle of 2015 Bogle ...

On the Water: September brings weather changes, plenty of fish

With the arrival of September, the end of summer is in sight. We will gradually break away from hot muggy days and slowly transition to the cooler days of autumn towards month's end. Days will become less humid with a slight drop in temperature, a welcomed relief after a hot Florida summer. ...