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Boating: A goodbye to a trusted friend

September 26, 2012 Over the years I've come to trust a very able boat mechanic named Bob. He became a good friend several boats back when he rescued me from a night on the water anchored in the Back Bay. more »»

Try sensibly using your senses

September 26, 2012 The following stories are true. Names have been changed to protect the innocent, and to avoid embarrassing myself. Mr. Jones leaves his car with the instruction to “tune it u. more »»

Beach Library seeks special volunteers

September 19, 2012 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19 meets in new Community Room, Library Commons Going Further with Your IPad on Thursday, September 20 at 10:30 a.m. more »»

Boating: Will sailboats save the world

September 19, 2012 I made two trips to the Circle K with my 25-gallon super duty gas station on wheels. That's 50 gallons for my boat at $3.79 per gallon. Don't waste time doing the math; the total bill was $19. more »»

Auto terminology translated here

September 19, 2012 When your thingamajig won’t fit into the whozis, you are probably starting a bad day. more »»

Boating: Chevalier John Paul Jones inducted into the 'DECYC'

September 12, 2012 Every year the 'Dead End Canal Yacht Club' tries to honor a sailing hero. more »»

Who makes car parts these days?

September 12, 2012 This is a trick question, like “Where do babies come from.” The answer depends on the sophistication of the asker. more »»

Murdoch is Beach Library artist of the month

September 12, 2012 Upcoming Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Sept 12, at 10:30am. Basic Computer Q & A, Thursday, Sept 13, at 10:30am. Pre-registe. more »»

Beach Library features both the expansion and annex

September 5, 2012 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Sept 5, at 10:30 a.m. Getting Started with Your IPad, Thursday, Sept 6, at 10:30 a.m. more »»

Boating: Welcome back college football

September 5, 2012 Yes, I know, this is a boating column but around Fort Myers Beach boating and football are totally compatible. more »»

Handling all of the hi-tech stuff

September 5, 2012 Johnny Carson used to say his VCR always showed 12 o’clock, because he couldn’t figure out how to reset it. more »»

Boating: Hurricane parties and near misses

August 28, 2012 “What this place needs is a good hurricane,” Sgt. York said as he watched the television over the bar at the 'Pukin Pelican's' Hurricane Party last Monday afternoon. more »»

The more things change, the more they stay the same

August 28, 2012 "The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. more »»

Beach Library reopens/ access from School Street

August 28, 2012 Transition The Annex (former Friends Bookstore) was open all of last week for checking out materials. The expansion was closed to give the consultants time to address concerns of the Fire Dept. more »»

Bad habits associated with driving

August 21, 2012 First, let me apologize for missing last week’s column. Although I had my mind on the many car problems you all face, my body was busy chasing lobsters while diving in the Florida Keys. more »»

Beach Library remains closed this week

August 21, 2012 Fort Myers Beach Library officials did not receive approval to open the library as of yet, so the local library will remain closed this wee. more »»

Boating: It's not the battery, but ....

August 21, 2012 'Run-aground Ralph' was having trouble with his boat last week, so he employed the collective wisdom of his fellow yacht club members. “Motor is froze up!” “You got oil in it,” asked 'Cap'n Crunch. more »»

Beach Library is closed this week for move

August 14, 2012 We received authorization to move into the new library addition. Excitement was evident!!!! We will be closed Monday, Aug.13 to Saturday, Aug. more »»

Boating: Where's the key to the suggestion box?

August 14, 2012 “Opinions are like noses; everyone has one but not everyone can smell the roses!” I can't claim authorship of that brilliant observation because it is a compilation of several more graphic... more »»

Moving day approaches at Beach Library

August 8, 2012 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour starts at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8. more »»



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