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Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Ways to cope with grief and loss

March 13, 2019 Last month I wrote about how it is normal to feel loss when you care about someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. I discussed some common experiences in the grieving proces. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Beer Batter Fish and Chips

March 13, 2019 Beer Batter Fish and Chips Ingredients: 2 eggs – well beaten 1 bottle of beer 1 1/2 C flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp baking powder Flour or cornstarch for dredging How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: A cold and warm week of fishing

March 13, 2019 A cold front blew through early last week dropping the thermometer along with gusty north winds, However, in typical Florida fashion, a couple days later we rebounded nicely with temperature climbin... more »»

On the Water: Start of the spring fishing season under way

March 6, 2019 Good things happen this month on the waters around Southwest Florida. The kick-off to the spring fishing season is in full effect as we transition out of winter to warmer days. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Lime Chicken with Salsa Verde Sour Cream

March 6, 2019 Ingredients: 3/4 tsp ground coriander 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground cumin 1/4 tsp pepper 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1 pound) 1/3 C reduced fat sour cream 2 Tbsp salsa verde 2 Tbsp mince... more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Sunlight exposure and skin health

March 6, 2019 Living in Southwest Florida means beautiful, clear, sunny skies on most days. This wonderful blessing draws domestic and international tourists and seasonal residents every year. more »»

On the Water: It was a beautiful week on the water

February 27, 2019 Overall it was a great week on the water with plenty of sunshine and blue skies. Bottom fishing was good in Gulf waters and the inshore bite was on and off depending on the tides. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Fried Bacon-Wrapped Oysters

February 27, 2019 Ingredients: 1 C flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 2 Pints fresh oysters (about 46) – rinsed and drained 23 Bacon slices – cut in half Peanut oil How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: Warmer days should give fishing a boost

February 20, 2019 Mild days and bright blue skies returned to Southwest Florida. The holiday weekend was crowded on the water with a large number of boats and fishermen enjoying sunny warm days and just great weathe. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Grilled Shrimp & Tomatoes with Linguini

February 20, 2019 Ingredients: 8 oz uncooked linguini 16 cherry tomatoes 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Lb uncooked large shrimp – peeled and deveined 1/2 tsp pepper 1/4 C grated Parmesan cheese How to: 1. more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee:

February 20, 2019 Today I would like to put forth to you some questions. "If I were seriously ill and could not make health care decisions for myself ... more »»

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

February 13, 2019 Other than a couple foggy mornings and afternoons, the weather was decent all week. Up to the weekend light winds allowed boats big and small to venture offshore into Gulf waters. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Basic Shrimp and Grits

February 13, 2019 Ingredients: 3 C water 1/2 Tbsp salt 1/4 Tbsp freshly ground black pepper 3/4 C yellow grits 1/4 stick butter 1 C shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese 1 Lb shrimp – peeled and deveined – lightly... more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: End of life issues

February 13, 2019 Your loved one has received terrible news from their doctor that they only have about 3 months to live. They are in pain. They are overwhelmed. They may be feeling helpless and hopeless. more »»

On the Water: Looking for some warmer days ahead

February 6, 2019 The week started out cold on the water but heading into the weekend Florida weather returned with temperatures reaching into the 80s. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Easy Chicken Corn Chowder

February 6, 2019 Ingredients: 2 Tbsp butter 1 small onion – finely chopped 1 celery rib – finely chopped 1 small sweet red pepper – finely chopped 2 cans (14 ½ oz each) cream style corn 1 ½ C chopped cooked chicken ... more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Grief and loss as Alzheimer’s progresses

February 6, 2019 It is common for caregivers to have feelings of loss and grief as their life is changed by Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. It is also normal to feel guilty, abandoned and angry. more »»

On the Water: Looking ahead to fishing in February

January 30, 2019 This past week brought Southwest Florida cold, wind and plenty of rain — not the best fishing conditions, that’s for sure. With a new month at our doorstep, let’s look ahead at the possibilities. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa Verde

January 30, 2019 SALSA Ingredients: 1/2 C chopped peeled mango 1/2 C chopped green tomato 2 Tbsp finely chopped red onion 4 tsp chopped fresh cilantro 1 tsp fresh lemon juice 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/4 tsp chili powde... more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Quit smoking in your own way

January 30, 2019 "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 so hard to quit. more »»

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

January 24, 2019 It was a cool week on the water with a mixture of calm and windy days. Offshore fishing was good if the weather allowed and inshore was good at times and slow at others. more »»



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