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Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Overcoming the stigma related to Alzheimer’s

June 12, 2019 Facing stigma is often a primary concern of people living with Alzheimer’s and their care partners. more »»

 
 
 
On the Water: June fishing in the summer-like heat

June 12, 2019 As we progress into the heat of summer, fishing both inshore and offshore can still be very good, just prepare for hot days and keep an eye on the weather. more »»

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

June 12, 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: 1. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Beef Tenderloin Fillets with Green Peppercorn Sauce

June 5, 2019 Ingredients: 2 Tbsp butter 1 (8 oz) beef tenderloin fillets 2 C Marsala wine 1 C chicken broth 20 green peppercorns 2 C whipping cream 1/8 tsp Dijon mustard How to: . more »»

On the Water: Fishing improves with great weather and good tides

June 5, 2019 After a few weeks of windier than normal weather for this time of year, anglers smiled as near perfect weather greeted them for the weeken. more »»

On the Water: Windy days leading up to the holiday weekend

May 29, 2019 Early in the week before the winds picked up, large schools of Spanish mackerel were common over the nearshore reefs within sight of land in state waters. more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Free mammograms coming to the island

May 29, 2019 Breast cancer is a leading cause of death among women in the United States and will affect one in eight during their lifetime. more »»

Closer to Christ

May 22, 2019 Do you remember those good old days when an attendant filled up your car with gas, checked the oil, put free air in the tires and washed the windows, and you would go inside and grab a coke and a... more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Why vaccinate?

May 22, 2019 Vaccination ensures us of long-term, sometimes lifelong protection against a disease. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: My Favorite Baked Fish

May 22, 2019 Ingredients: 4 (4 to 6 oz) boneless fillets of trout, redfish, catfish, flounder or grouper 1/4 C mayonnaise 1 tsp Cajun seasoning 2 Tbsp butter – melted 1/4 C panko bread crumbs 2 Tbsp Parmesan... more »»

On the Water: Full moon rising, and a week ahead of summer-like weather

May 22, 2019 Overall the weather was great on the water over the past week. Despite a full moon and an easterly breeze that can slow the bite down, many anglers found success with a variety of fish. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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2019 Spanish Crianza Comparison

June 14, 2019 #24-19-PIE Since I just wrote an article about a Spanish Red last week, I thought that I would offer a little taste comparison between two very similar reds from Spain, one which is new to me... more »

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