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On the Water: It was another windy week out on the water

January 15, 2020 Strong winds hampered fishing efforts over the past week making offshore trips nearly impossible. more »»

On the Water: 2020 off to a windy start in Southwest Florida

January 8, 2020 We opened the new year in Southwest Florida with steady winds over most days. Inshore anglers fared well despite conditions, however conditions offshore in gulf waters were not as accommodating. more »»

Beacon of Hope Wellness Committee: 'Quit Your Way' stop smoking class at the Beacon

January 8, 2020 "Why would I want to stop smoking? I enjoy it. It makes me feel good. It helps me when I’m stressed. It keeps my weight down. I’ve tried and it’s not easy. more »»

January fishing in Southwest Florida

January 1, 2020 January will deliver some of the coldest days of the year on the water around Pine Island and Southwest Florida. Just how cold often determines how and where to fish. more »»

On the Water: Make some time for holiday fishing

December 25, 2019 Over the past couple weeks on the waters around Southwest Florida, we had many great boating days followed with not so desirable cool, windy and, at times, rainy weather. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Panko Baked Fish

December 25, 2019 Ingredients: 1 to 1 1/2 Lb fish fillets Salt and pepper to taste 1 tsp thyme 2/3 C Panko Japanese bread crumbs 2 Tbsp parsley – chopped 1/2 tsp paprika Mustard Vegetable oil How to: 1. more »»


December 25, 2019 By Pastor ROGER LEMKE Special to The Eagle The writer of the Gospel of Matthew wants to capture the meaning of Christmas and he does so in one word:  “Emmanuel,” which means "God with us" (Matt. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Fruits De Mer

December 18, 2019 Ingredients: 1 1/4 Lbs mixed variety of fish – cut into bite-size chunks 1 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp minced garlic 1/2 C chopped Roma tomato 1/2 C dry white wine 1/4 C fresh basil – choppe... more »»

On the Water: Anglers enjoy a great week out on the water

December 11, 2019 It was a great week on the water in Southwest Florida -- the weather was beautiful, and fishing was good. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Capt. Dick's Favorite Pot Roast

December 11, 2019 Ingredients: 1 - 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 lb blade cut beef roast 4 – Fresh carrots peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces 1 – Lg. onion, cut into 2-inch thick slices 3 – Red potatoes, peeled and quartered 1 Pkg. more »»

On the Water: December will provide more great days of fishing

December 4, 2019 We were greeted with beautiful weather over the past week to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday and close out the month. more »»

Barbecued Lamb Chops

December 4, 2019 Ingredients: 2 to 3 C olive or vegetable oil 1/4 C chopped garlic 4 tsp salt 1 tsp minced fresh rosemary 1 tsp salt-free garlic and herb dressing 1 tsp pepper 18 lamb chops (1 inch thick) How to: . more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Developing a culture of community preparedness

December 4, 2019 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training provides confidence that, should an emergency situation arise in our communities, we are able to respond quickly and efficiently, compassionately... more »»

On the Water: Holiday season is a great time to go fishing

November 27, 2019 As we move into the holiday season, it’s a great time to spend a relaxing day of fishing with friends or family on the waters of Southwest Florida. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Shrimp with Lemon Rice

November 27, 2019 Ingredients: 1 C uncooked regular rice 2 tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp mustard seeds 1/2 C butter 2 1/2 lbs raw shrimp, shelled and deveined 1 can or jar (7 oz) pimientos – drained and diced 1 tsp salt ... more »»

On the Water: Cooler weather arrives in Southwest Florida

November 20, 2019 After a long stretch of above average warm weather, back-to-back cool fronts dropped down into Southwest Florida. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Scallops with Mushrooms and Cream

November 20, 2019 Ingredients: 1 carrot, sliced thinly 1 Tbsp shallots or scallions, chopped 1/4 C water Salt 1/4 C white wine 4-6 mushrooms, sliced thinly 1 lb scallops 1 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp flour 1/2 C heavy cream ... more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: How well do you manage your stress?

November 20, 2019 Stress is a normal part of life and not all stress is bad. How we manage it is important to have a healthy life. more »»

On the water: Fishing and weather up and down over the week

November 13, 2019 Fishing was good and bad over the past week. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Coconut Fish Sticks

November 13, 2019 Ingredients: 1 1/4 Lbs fish fillets – cut into 1-inch thick strips 1/3 C milk 1/3 C jarred mango chutney 1/2 jalapeno pepper – seeded and diced 2 scallions – thinly sliced 2 lemons (1 juiced and 1... more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Do you know what’s in your medicine cabinet?

November 13, 2019 If you are like many of us – you kind of know but not really know what is in your medicine cabinet. You may find medicines that expired many years ago and you don’t even remember what they were for. more »»



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2018 Honig Sauvignon Blanc

January 17, 2020 #03-20-PIE A few weeks ago, we had dinner at the Tarpon Lodge, Pineland, Florida, which is one of our favorite places on Pine Island, and a very good restaurant in a quaint and historical... more »

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