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Opposed to Doppler tower

To the editor: We moved to Pine Island full-time to enjoy the rural setting, old Florida culture, abundant wildlife and natural beauty of the island. We also sought to escape the rapidly growing exposure to microwave transmissions in more urban settings. We see those benefits deteriorating ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2019 Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2019 Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc #40-2020 In the past New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc has been a little intense with the grapefruit taste for my palate. However the latest offering from Nobilo seems to have more balance in ...

On the Water: Fall fishing begins across Southwest Florida

As we put summer behind us and roll into the first week of fall, anglers will find good fishing opportunities inshore and in gulf waters. Large bait schools are hanging over grass flats throughout Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Fishing around these areas produced steady action with ...

Climate change hypocrisy

To the editor: As of 9/9/20, more than 2.2 million acres of forest have burned uncontrollably in California as reported by CBS News. Previously, 2018 was the worst season for California fires consuming 1,893,913 acres, according to Wikipedia, and producing 68 million tons of heat trapping ...

Raising the minimum wage benefits the local economy

To the editor: Amendment 2 would increase minimum wage over the next six years until it rises up to $15 per hour. Currently the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median hourly wage in Cape Coral is $16.87. Should the voters increase the minimum wage in six years rise to $1.87 below ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2018 Marquis de Riscal Blanco Rueda

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2018 Marquis de Riscal Blanco Rueda #38-2020 In the past, Spanish White Wine has been only moderately successful in the U.S., but changes in wine making and other innovations during the last decade or so, have ...

Dolphin Tales: Why are sharks afraid of dolphins?

Sharks prefer to avoid dolphins. Dolphins are mammals that live in pods and are very clever. They know how to protect themselves. When they see an aggressive shark, they immediately attack it with the whole pod. This is why sharks avoid pods with many dolphins. Dolphins have soft skin and a ...

On the Water: Tropical Storm Sally disrupts fishing in the area

Fishing was going good right up until Tropical Storm Sally formed over south Florida. Sally brought gusty winds and endless rain throughout the weekend as she slowly churned off our coast. Ahead of the foul weather, fishing reports were good for most anglers.   Snapper, snapper, and more ...

Guest Commentary: Jury trials have resumed this week

In March, the Florida Supreme Court suspended jury trials throughout the state due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the past several months, new CDC-recommended safety guidelines were implemented to protect you while at the courthouse. With your health and well-being in mind, temperature checks ...