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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 »»

Second opinions may be needed for repair work

August 8, 2012 It was a dark and stormy night. A flash of lightning lit up the inside of the car like daylight for a brief moment, and the lone woman driver suddenly realized that the dome lights were not on. more »»

Boating: Hurricane preparedness not for sissies

August 7, 2012 I just came back from the West Marine Super Store grand opening over on Daniels Parkway. I was reminded of my days as the 'Bosun's Locker' department head at BoatUS way back in the late '80's. more »»

Boating: Embarrassing moments at watering holes

August 1, 2012 'Dead End Canal Yacht Club' activity has been severely limited because of the rain and the summertime absence of members. more »»

The Pepto-Bismol car and its dilemma

August 1, 2012 An old van was recently towed in with the complaint that it had died on the road. Some checking revealed a situation that prompted our office lady to label it the “Pepto-Bismol car. more »»

Volunteers still needed for Beach Library move

August 1, 2012 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Aug. 1. at 10:30 a.m. Moving/Volunteers Thank you to those who have assisted in our moving preparations in the past week. more »»

Pet Pals: Kaylar, Lance, Louie and Uno, Dos, Tres and Cuatro all need homes

July 25, 2012 Meet Kaylar Kaylar is a 4.5-year-old lab mix. She was rescued from the animal shelter when she was three months old. more »»

Boating: Letters from the water's edge

July 25, 2012 Time to open the old mailbag. This time of year is slower than the winter but eventually I have to up-end the letters and sort through them. more »»

Questions and predicaments on auto care

July 25, 2012 A gent with a British accent called and asked for some advice. “My car is sitting in a garage in Naples with a burned-up engine. I drove my Austin Mini down from New England to Miami. more »»

Beach Library is an important place for children

July 25, 2012 Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25 Summer Reading Program Library Time on Friday, July 27, 10 to 11 a.m. more »»

Timing belts: time to belt up

July 18, 2012 It might be time to belt up. more »»

Boating: Storms and surviving same!

July 18, 2012 It was a dark and stormy night, the wind was howling, the lightning flashing, the waves were building and the boats were dragging dow. more »»



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