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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 »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Cod Delight

January 24, 2019 Ingredients: 1 small tomato – chopped 1/3 C finely chopped onion 2 Tbsp water 2 Tbsp canola oil 4-5 Tsp lemon juice 1 tsp dried basil 1 small garlic clove – minced 1/8 tsp salt 4 cod fillets – (4 o... more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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