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Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2017 Antigal Uno Malbec

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2017 Antigal Uno Malbec #34-2021 The Bordeaux grape Malbec, never seemed to make much of a name for itself in France, but it is a star in Argentina, and one of the better red wine bargains in the marketplace.  The ...

The osprey

I’ve often wondered about our osprey. Do they migrate? There seem to be plenty of them around in the summer. Indeed, they are found year-round in Florida both as a nesting species and as a spring and fall migratory bird. They migrate from Central and South America, traveling as much as 5,000 ...

Unite for the fight: Stop playing politics with our water

As an elected official, one of my top priorities has always been to improve our water quality. Over the course of years that I have been in office, I have spent countless hours in Tallahassee and Washington working with state and federal officials to secure the funding for projects essential to ...

M/PIFCD has certified car seat technicians on staff

Did you know your fire department also has certified car seat technicians?  We are able to check your car seats and even help install new ones! Let us help keep your little ones safe. A properly installed car seat can significantly reduce the risk of injury or death in an accident when used ...

An island gem, VFW Post #4353

To the editor: My wife and I just celebrated our first year on Pine Island! I want to talk about how we have been made welcome. My first visit to a VFW, after my 22-year career in the Navy, resulted in meeting a great group of people. The first person I met was the commander, who immediately ...

Full moon brings strong tides and better fishing

This month’s full moon gave us extra high tides to go along with extra hot days. Fishing was good across the area, particularly on the morning incoming water and reports of red tide or dead fish tapered off from last week. Anglers fishing around Bokeelia and across Charlotte Harbor report ...