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On the Water: Good fishing around the full moon

September 18, 2019 There might be fewer anglers on the water in the middle of September that any other time of year. Plus, a steady dose of wind also kept boats at hom. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Scalloped Oysters

September 18, 2019 Ingredients: 1 qt fresh oysters 2 1/2 sleeves rectangle buttery crackers – crushed 1 tsp salt 1 C butter – melted 1 1/2 C Half and Half 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tsp ground pepper How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: It was a great weekend out on the water

September 11, 2019 After Hurricane Dorian gave us a week or so of unsettled weather and windy days, the weather was beautiful as we headed into the weekend. more »»

On the Water: September begins a change of seasons

September 4, 2019 As we roll into September, the end of summer is in sight as we gradually break away from hot muggy days and transition to the cooler days of autumn. more »»

Faith racing

August 28, 2019 I entered the Hooters Half-Marathon which raises funds for cancer research.  The race started and almost immediately I was dead last. It was really embarrassing. more »»

On the Water: Fishing picks up as weather improves

August 28, 2019 After several weeks of unsettled weather and thunderstorms or rain occurring anytime of day, we finally settled back into our normal summer weather pattern -- clear calm mornings followed with... more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Tater Dipped Oven Fried Fish

August 28, 2019 Ingredients: 2 Eggs – slightly beaten 2 Lbs fish fillets Salt and pepper to taste 2 C instant potato flakes 1/2 C butter 2 Tbs lemon juice How to: 1. Combine the eggs and 1/4 C water . more »»

On the Water: It was a stormy week out on the water

August 21, 2019 Rain, rain and more rain. That pretty much summed up the past week. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with Vegetables

August 21, 2019 Ingredients: 2 quarts water 1 (9 oz) pkg. more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Why do I need to exercise?

August 21, 2019 Are you in the same body as when you were 10, or 30 or 50? Of course not, our bodies are always changing -- day to day, year to year, our health is either improving or getting wors. more »»

On the Water: Bait invasion in area waters

August 14, 2019 Once again over the past week you had to dance around rainstorms to complete a day of fishing, but most anglers found it was worth the effort. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops

August 14, 2019 Ingredients: 1/2 C firmly packed brown sugar 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard 2 Tbsp soy sauce 2 Tbsp bourbon 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 6 (1 inch thick) bone-in pork chops How to: . more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Choosing an adult day center for someone with dementia

August 14, 2019 Adult day centers are designed to meet the needs of the elderly and disabled. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Chicken Fricassee

August 7, 2019 Ingredients 3 to 4 Lbs stewing chicken or fryer – cut into serving pieces 2 tsp salt 1 tsp paprika 2 medium onions – sliced 2 stalks celery – sliced 2 carrots – pared and sliced 1 bay leaf 1 C... more »»

On the Water: Fishing’s good despite unsettled weather

August 7, 2019 Despite heavy rain showers that were likely to appear any time of day, fishing wasn’t too bad for those who ventured out over the week. more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Mosquitoes bugging you?

August 7, 2019 Well, the summer is in high gear and with summer comes those pearly winged visitors. Mosquitoes and other bugs find humans to be tasty treats. more »»

On the Water: Out on the water in August in Southwest Florida

July 31, 2019 Fishing or boating in Southwest Florida in August means dealing with the hot days of summer. Here are a couple options to cool down and possibly change things up a little. more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Do you have trouble sleeping?

July 31, 2019 If you do, you’re not alone. Studies show that 30-40% of people will have significant insomnia at some point in their lives. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Braised Brussels Sprouts

July 31, 2019 Ingredients: 2 Lbs Brussels sprouts 1 Lb bacon strips – diced 1 medium onion – chopped 1 C chicken broth 1 tsp caraway seeds 1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: Good week on the water despite the heat

July 24, 2019 Overall the weather was great on the water over the past week. Of course, it is summer, so it was hot as expected. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Lemon Parm Trout

July 24, 2019 Ingredients: 1 C flour 1 tsp granulated garlic 1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning or paprika 3 Eggs 2 1/2 lemons — 2 juiced and 1/2 used for garnish 1/2 C grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 3 – 4 Tbsp olive oil... more »»



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2017 Trapiche Broquel Malbec

September 13, 2019 #37-19-PIE During the past decade, red wine from Chile has become the best buy in the world wine market, with wines which rival those from France and California, and at a much lower pric. more »

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