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On the Water: A good week — tarpon inshore and grouper offshore

May 15, 2019 Despite a lingering wind that persisted most of the week, offshore and tarpon anglers made the best of it and recorded consistent catches. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Fried Lobster Tail

May 15, 2019 Ingredients: 1 Raw lobster tail – shell removed 1 Can coconut milk 1 Tbsp sugar 2 Eggs 1 Dollop Half & Half 2 Tbsp flour Salt and pepper to taste 1 tsp sugar How to: 1. more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: How to check your Internet information on vaccines

May 15, 2019 Some of the most devastating diseases that affect children have been greatly reduced or even eradicated thanks to vaccines. more »»

On the Water: Tarpon are out there and seatrout closure is set to begin

May 8, 2019 A week of warm weather kicked off tarpon season as increasing numbers of fish moved into Southwest Florida water. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Fresh & Spicy Ciopinno

May 8, 2019 Ingredients: 5 cloves garlic 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 (24 oz) jar tomato basil pasta sauce 1 (8 oz) bottle clam juice 1 C dry white wine or chicken broth 1/4 C water 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp crushed... more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Should you vaccinate?

May 8, 2019 Remember the “good old days________? (you fill in the blank). Many of us have fond memories of the past. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Shark Steaks

May 1, 2019 Ingredients: Cajun style seasoning Soy sauce Worcestershire sauce Lime juice Salt and pepper Thick sliced raw bacon Small 2 to 3-foot black tip shark Olive oil How to: 1. Clean and skin the shark . more »»

On the Water: May means great weather, fewer boats and good fishing

May 1, 2019 The month of May kicks off our slow season in Southwest Florida as neighbors and visitors head north for the summe. more »»

Only a Saturday away …

May 1, 2019 What lies at the bottom of the ocean and shakes? A nervous wreck. Those upper room disciples could not believe because they were scared out of their wits. more »»

On the Water: Late week front cools down fishing

April 24, 2019 Good news over the past week was strong full moon tides moving a lot of waters is always a plus for fishing. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Smoky Broiled Mullet

April 24, 2019 Ingredients: 2 Lbs mullet fillets 1/3 C soy sauce 1/2 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp salt 1 Tbsp liquid smoke 1 clove garlic – finely chopped 3 Tbsp vegetable oil Lemon wedges for garnish How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: An up and down week on the water

April 17, 2019 For a good part of the past week, anglers dealt with windy conditions and days with slow tides at time. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Whole Fried Flounder

April 17, 2019 Ingredients: 1 (1 to 1 1/2 lb.) flounder Vegetable oil for frying 2 C flour 1 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper 1 recipe garlic-apricot glaze (recipe follows) How to: 1. more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Questions and concerns about vaccines

April 17, 2019 In today’s world there are many different types of vaccines. Some have been around forever. Others are relatively new. Some are not used anymore. more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Recognizing stroke symptoms and knowing what to do

April 10, 2019 Though there are times when stroke symptoms seem to resolve on their own, experiencing any of the symptoms of stroke constitutes a medical emergency. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: New Orleans Redfish Au Poivre Vert

April 10, 2019 The following recipe came from a famous New Orleans French Quarter Restaurant Ingredients: 2 10 oz. redfish fillets 1/2 pint whipping cream 1/4 t. more »»

On the Water: Warm weather brings good fishing

April 10, 2019 April kicked off with a front dropping down early in the week bringing a few windy days and scattered showers. As we moved closer to the weekend, we were back to sunny days with light wind. more »»

On the Water: April is a great month to get out on the water

April 3, 2019 This is a month that has a lot to offer anglers on the coastal waters of Southwest Florida. It would be easy to argue that April may hold our best fishing of the year, plus possibly our best weathe. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Grill-Roasted Fish on the Half Shell

April 3, 2019 Ingredients: 6 (7 oz) fish fillets – skin and scales on, with pin bones removed 1/4 tsp kosher salt for each fillet Scant 1/4 tsp black pepper for each fillet Scant 1/4 tsp crushed red chili flakes... more »»

On the Water: It was a cool start to spring fishing

March 27, 2019 Spring arrived in Southwest Florida with a bit of a winter fee. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Flounder with Shrimp Stuffing

March 27, 2019 Ingredients: Stuffing 6 Tbsp butter – cubed 1 small onion – finely chopped 1/4 C finely chopped celery 1/4 C finely chopped green pepper 1 Lb uncooked shrimp – peeled, deveined and chopped 1/4 C bee... more »»



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2014 Norton Reserve Malbec

May 17, 2019 #20-19-PIE About a year ago I wrote about the 2015 Norton Reserve Malbec. and I really liked it. more »

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