FCD NEWS PAGE

This section covers monthly news (regattas, maritime events and such) of interest to most everyone boating in Florida. Simply scroll or  tap one of the 3 images below to take you right to your desired section. The News and Events section has categorical choices from months to specific topics you wish to review. Have fun and enjoy “Cruising” around!

The "Back Page"

News from FISHERMEN’S VILLAGE

Fishermen’s Village Waterfront Mall, Resort and Marina is located off Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda. From I-75, take exit 164, turn left and proceed 3 miles to Fishermen’s Village. Call (941) 639-8721 for more information or visit on line at www.fishville.com .

LOCATED OFF MARION AVENUE PUNTA GORDA, FL 941 639-8721

Shops and Boutiques Open 10 am-6 pm Daily / 12 Noon-6 pm Sunday

Restaurants are open later hours.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS Click Here

 

Fishermen’s Village- Over 30 Years in business! – is the Punta Gorda marina with shopping mall, restaurants and villas for rent. It’s located off Marion Ave. at 1200 West Retta Esplanade. Mall is open seven days a week;

phone 1-800-639-0020 or 941-639-8721 for more information or visit www.fishville.com.

Fishermen’s Village Yacht Basin is a member of the BoatU.S. Foundation’s Life Jacket Loaner Program for Kids which allows boaters to borrow a child’s life jacket for a day or weekend at no charge. Call the Yacht Basin at 941-575-3000 to learn more about the program.

READER’S CHOICE AWARDS FAVORITE SHOPPING DESTINATION!

1200 West Retta Esplanade #57A
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
P 941 575-3007
F 941 637-1054

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS:

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT usually on Friday/Saturday evenings 5-9 PM
Center Stage, featuring various bands/performers. Free of charge.

WEDNESDAYS:

COUNTRY LINE DANCE LESSONS WEDNESDAYS from 7-9 PM at Center Court ($3/person). Phone 941-575-8188 for more info.

Janet Groene's Recipes

JANET GROENE’S GALLEY RECIPE OF THE MONTH

Your Own Pancake Mix

Wake up every morning to sea air, a streaky dawn and hot, fluffy flapjacks made your way. Use white flour, whole wheat, a mixture of flours, non-gluten flours, sugar substitute if you wish and add salt only if you care to.


Master Mix

6 cups flour
1 tablespoon salt (optional)
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons baking powder
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2 cups powdered milk

To make pancakes:
1 ½ cups of the master mix
1 cup water
1 egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Whisk everything together and fry on a hot, lightly greased griddle or frypan. Each batch serves 3 to 4.

See more of Janet Groene’s galley-ready recipes at BoatCook.blogspot.com.

 

Survival Food Handbook (Newest Groene Book)

Dock Party Pate’
8-ounce brick of cream cheese
8-ounce chub of liverwurst
2 tablespoons dry sherry
Minced parsley

Let cream cheese soften to “room” temperature or nuke it for a few seconds. Mash together cream cheese, liverwurst and sherry. Press into a crock or bowl and top with minced parsley. Chill. Serve with crackers.

See more of Janet Groene’s galley-ready recipes at BoatCook.blogspot.com.

Each week she posts a Galley Recipe of the Week plus a Pantry Recipe of the Week using provisions you can stow today, without refrigeration, and use weeks and even months later.

Any other ideas? E-mail JanetGroene@yahoo.com and we’ll credit you and the name of your boat.

Twitter: @GroeneWriter

SEVENTH DISTRICT

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS

For District 7 (Most of the state) Notices click HERE.

EIGHTH DISTRICT

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS

For District 8 (Panhandle west of Apalachicola) Notices click HERE.

Fl Fish & Wildlife Conservation

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Managing fish and wildlife resources for their long-term well-being and the benefit of people. To Learn More, click HERE.