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On the Water: Fishing is good inshore and offshore

January 16, 2019 For boats running offshore, the past week held several perfect days with calm seas mixed with days of bumpy water. Fishing was good every day, some days were just more comfortable than others. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Shrimp with Bacon

January 16, 2019 Shrimp with Bacon Ingredients: 1/2 Tbsp sour cream 1/2 Tbsp mayonnaise Juice from one lime 1/2 tsp chopped green onion 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper 7 large... more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: How to know if you are experiencing stress as a caregiver

January 16, 2019 Caregiving can be overwhelming for anyone and it is important to make your health a priority. Taking care of yourself can help you be a better caregiver. Here are 10 signs to watch for. 1. more »»

On the Water: Great weather kicks off new year

January 9, 2019 Southwest Florida welcomed the New Year with great weather for fishing, boating and other outdoor activities. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Bourbon Braised Beef Short Ribs

January 9, 2019 Ingredients: 4 lb beef short ribs Coarse salt and black pepper 2 tsp vegetable oil 1/2 C bourbon 1 C barbecue sauce 1 Lg yellow onion – halved and sliced 3/4 C water How to: . more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Learning about cancer

January 9, 2019 In the 20th century, medical science has made enormous advances in the control of and in some instances, the eradication of diseases that once killed and crippled thousands and thousands of men and... more »»

On the Water: January fishing — many opportunities await

January 2, 2019 Happy New Year and I hope you are ready for Southwest Florida winter fishing. January is generally our coolest month and our water temperature will be the lowest of the year. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Creamy Chicken and Biscuits

January 2, 2019 Ingredients: 3/4 Lb carrots (about 4) cut into 1 inch lengths 2 stalks celery – thinly sliced 1 small Onion – chopped 1/4 C flour 1 1/2 Lb boneless chicken thighs (about 8) 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning... more »»

On the Water: Sheepshead often the best bite going

December 27, 2018 Fishing was good, and weather cooperated the first half of the week, however as I am writing this column, a front is pushing through from the Gulf of Mexico bringing thunderstorms, rain and heavy... more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: New Orleans Bouillabaisse

December 27, 2018 Ingredients: 1 Lb unpeeled, medium-size fresh shrimp 1 1/2 Lbs tout or redfish fillets 1 tsp salt – divided 1 tsp ground red pepper – divided 3 medium-size yellow onions – coarsely chopped 2... more »»

On the Water: Make some time for holiday fishing

December 19, 2018 With the weather all over the place, fishing was still good for some while other anglers struggled. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Florida Style Grouper

December 19, 2018 Ingredients: 4 (7 oz) fresh Gulf grouper filets 4 oz white lump crab meat - crumbled 4 oz alligator sausage – sliced 1 bell pepper – sliced 1 jalapeno pepper – sliced 2 garlic cloves – chopped 1/2... more »»

Light over darkness

December 19, 2018 It is sometime between 5:30 and 6 a.m. that I walk my dog “Nobi” (which means prophet in Hebrew). I like to think that wherever I am, wherever I walk, God is with me … Yes, I’m dyslexic. more »»

On the Water: Fishing is good when the weather allows

December 12, 2018 Over the week we experienced warm, cold and windy days. If you chose the right day on the water, the bite was on and fishing was good. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Mahi-Mango-Mahi

December 12, 2018 Ingredients: 1 1/4 LB mahi fillets 1 mango 2 Tbsp buttermilk 1 Tbsp lime zest 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice 1/2 C heavy cream Dashes of Tabasco sauce How to: 1. more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: ‘How to Manage Stress and be a Healthy Caregiver’

December 12, 2018 Caregiving can be overwhelming, but it is important to make your health a priority. Taking care of yourself can help you be a better caregiver. more »»

December, and cooler temperatures, bring fishing changes

December 5, 2018 December brings cooler days around Southwest Florida and the islands, and a change in the way many of us fish. As temperatures drop, it will push small baitfish offshore and south to warmer waters. more »»

Flounder with Shrimp Stuffing

December 5, 2018 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 »»

Osteoarthritis – join us for the journey

December 5, 2018 Arthritis is America’s #1 cause of disability stealing hopes and dreams from 1 in every 5 Americans (more than 50 million). It is the most common cause of joint pain in older adults. more »»

On the Water: It was a very good week on the water

November 29, 2018 Good weather continued through Thanksgiving and the holiday weekend, giving anglers good fishing opportunities. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Potato Crusted Fish with Mango Salsa

November 29, 2018 Ingredients: SALSA 1 ripe mango – diced 1 jalapeno pepper – seeded and minced 1 small red onion – chopped Juice of 1 lime 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro + more for garnish Kosher salt 2 Tbsp olive oi... more »»



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2015 Edna Valley Central Coast Merlot

January 11, 2019 #02-19-PIE I am always on the look-out for a good bottle of wine in the ten to fifteen dollar range, and I recently found one in the 2015 Edna Valley Central Coast Merlot. more »

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