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Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2018 Root one Cabernet Sauvignon

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2018 Root One Cabernet Sauvignon #06-2021 The Root One Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile is the bargain hunter's dream come true. This ten dollar Cab from South America drinks like a fifteen and up Cab from ...

The gift of life

Lee Health issued an urgent call to our community this week: The need for blood donations is critical. To supply the needs of the health care system’s four acute care hospitals—Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital and its ...

On the Water: Cold days of February gradually turn warmer

Waters around southwest Florida affords us a choice of fishing opportunities as we move towards the close of winter with spring in sight. While some fish are completing their spawning duties, others are just beginning. February will bring us cold days followed with a warming trend. By the later ...

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 ...