SECTION B - News-y & Cruise-y Items




Here's an early list of some shows scheduled here in our Fair State, by dates ...

12/2-4 Cape Coral Outdoor Expo & Boat Show


Palm Beach Marine Flea Market and Boat Sale

February 11-12, 2017

9am to 5pm

 Marine Bargains Galore -- Fishing -- Boating -- Boat Sales -- Public Boat Auction -- Marine and Wildlife Art -- Boat Show

South Florida Fairgrounds
9067 Southern Blvd 
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Don’t miss the Palm Beach Marine Flea Market and Boat Sale February 11 – 12, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the South Florida Fairgrounds 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, Florida 33411 

Bargain hunters looking for deals can visit over two hundred booths as vendor’s exhibit and sell their nautical and marine related merchandise and services during the two day festival. The nautical flea market will have antique collectibles and maps, marine artifacts, rods, reels, lures and lines, boating apparel, taxidermy, diving equipment, and much more.

One of the highlights to the festival is the Boat Showcase Area, new and used boats on display and for sale.

Palm Beach Marine Flea Market and Boat Sale is proud to be a feature event on Festivals

Visit the Palm Beach Marine Flea Market website  for more information, discount tickets, vendor applications, special hotel rates and specific driving directions. Contact Under the Sun Promotions, Inc. at 954-205-7813, FAX: 561-395-5389.

For Vendor/Exhibitor Application CLICK HERE



Indian River Nautical Flea Market and Seafood Festival



Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum

December Calendar of Programs & Events


Lighthouse Sunset Tour

Dec 14, 28, Time varies by sunset

Take in the spectacular sunset views and witness the Jupiter Light turning on to illuminate the night sky.  Visitors get an inside look at the nuts & bolts of a working lighthouse watchroom.  Tour time approximately 75 minutes, $15 Members, $20 Non-Members, RSVP required, 561-747-8380 X101.  Tours are weather permitting, call for tour time.  Children must be at least 48” tall to climb the tower. You can purchase tickets online for this program.  


Lighthouse Moonrise Tour   

Dec 13, Time varies by sunset

A howling good time and spectacular evening view of a full moon from the top of the tower! Tour time approximately 75 minutes, $15 Members, $20 Non-Members, RSVP required, 561-747-8380 x101. Tours are weather permitting, call for tour time. Children must be accompanied by an adult and be at least 48” tall to climb. You can purchase tickets online for this program..  


Hike Through History 

Dec 3, 8:30-am-10:30am

Discover the topography and natural history of Jupiter’s National Conservation Lands historic site. This 2 mile trek passes through historic points of interest on the 120-acre Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area.  The hike departs from the flag pole at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum and is weather dependent.  Program is open to adults and children-minimum age 5, ages 13 & under must be accompanied by an adult that is at least 18 years old.  Hiker’s footwear, active wear, a hat, and a full water bottle or canteen should be carried.  Admission is free but space is limited-RSVP required 561-747-8380 X101. 


Twilight Yoga at the Light  

Dec 5, 12, 19, 26, 6-7pm

Experience the serenity of Yoga with Mary Veal, Kula Yoga Shala, on the Lighthouse Deck at Sunset! Every Monday (time will vary monthly based on sunset.)  This is an all levels class and beginners are welcomed and encouraged! Offered by donation. Bring a yoga mat and a flashlight. Meet at the Museum 10 minutes prior to start time, class is weather dependent-please check website for updates and future start times.                                


Lighthouse Book Club  

Dec. 14, 6-7 pm 

Join Museum Staff in book discussions on all things Florida! Discover the surprisingly rich heritage of our State in both fiction and non-fiction. The Lighthouse Coffee & Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month in the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum Café.   Donation suggested.  Check our web calendar for Book reading schedule. Please RSVP to 561-747-8380 X101.


Holiday Shop & Sip Social  

Dec 7, 5:30-7:30 pm

The public is invited to holiday shop in a festive party atmosphere at the Museum Gift Shop with wine, tasty treats, and gift-wrapping services, and special holiday deals. All sales support the Loxahatchee River Historical Society. You must be 21 or older and provide ID. Mark your calendars and bring your friends! Please kindly RSVP 561-747-8380 x101.


Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum 

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum offers climbing tours of the landmark 1860 lighthouse. The waterfront Museum in the restored WWII building exhibits Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee, which explores Native American, Seminole, Florida Maritime, Lighthouse, Pioneer and WWII Secret “Station J” history. Showcasing the amazing past of the Loxahatchee River region, the heritage site also features the Tindall Pioneer Homestead, Pennock Plantation Bell and Lighthouse Keepers Workshop.

Also available are the museum gift shop, educational programs for children and adults, sunset tours, moonrise tours, weddings & proposals, and special events.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is part of the 120-acre federally designated, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area. Hiking trail and observation tower located on the north side of Beach Road.

Open Tues-Sun (Open 7 days Jan-Apr,) 10 am-5 pm, last lighthouse tour leaves at 4 pm.

Closed on some major holidays. Children must be at least 48” tall to climb tower.

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum

500 Captain Armour’s Way

Jupiter, FL 33469

561-747-8380 x 101 

Kathleen Glover, Assistant Director
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
Loxahatchee River Historical Society
500 Captain Armour's Way
Jupiter, FL 33469     

Ph: 561.747.8380  ext. 105 




Before we get too far in our planning process for 2017 we want to hear what you have to say about our programs and what you would like to see in the future. We have put together a short survey that we would love if you took the time to fill out: Nature Programming Survey. The survey will close at 5pm on Friday December 9th. 



St. Johns County Parks and Recreation and the Duval County IFAS Extension have partnered to offer you the Florida Master Naturalist Program’s Upland Systems Module. The classes will be offered February 13th, 15th, 22nd, 27th, March 1st and 8th from 9am-4pm at The Players Community Senior Center, 175 Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra, FL, 32082. This program is for adults of all knowledge levels and affords them the opportunity to learn more about Florida’s uplands environment. The class is comprised of classroom presentations, videos, field trips, and practical interpretation. The course is taught by certified instructors AyoLane Halusky and Carol Wyninger. To get additional information regarding cost, content, and scheduling or to register for the class please visit the Florida Master Naturalist Program website at: . For further questions contact AyoLane Halusky at 904-209-0348 or .

Hope you have a beautiful day and take the time to get outside and explore!

Kelly Ussia

Kelly Ussia Environmental Education Instructor
St. Johns County Parks and Recreation
Office: 904-209-0335
Cell: 904-669-6109
Nease Beachfront Park
3171 Coastal Highway
St. Augustine, FL 32084





Geocaching – Take your Inner Geek Outdoors 

Planning to visit one of Franklin County’s state parks this fall? Make sure you bring your hiking shoes, your smart phone and a sense of adventure. The Bald Point State Park on Alligator Point and St. George Island State Park are participants in Operation Recreation GeoTour - a high-tech treasure hunt that requires players to use a smartphone or GPS device to find hidden treasures. The State Park GeoTour stretches from Pensacola to Key West and currently includes 64 state parks and state trails. Cachers can visit the GeoTours webpage to view each one of the 69 caches hidden within the parks and download the Official Tracking Sheet to begin the geocaching adventure.

In addition to the two state parks, other areas in Franklin County feature geocaching opportunities There are an estimated more 200+ geocache sites dotting the coast between Alligator Point and the western edge of Franklin County. Click here to learn more.

The Raney House will remain decorated throughout the holiday season until New Year's Day.





3-4 December 2016 One Design and Portsmouth 

10 December 2016 PHRF 

The Gator Bowl Regatta is often delightful shirtsleeve-weather sailing in 10 knot breezes – but can also be a swashbuckling ride with heavy winds and what Floridians call cold. It is one of the club’s most popular events for boats ranging from Hobie 16s to PHRF, and is also a part of the Florida Flying Scot District Championship series.

One design:  NOR/SI 


Thursday, December 15th, 6pm - 9:30 pm 

The Rudder Club will be offering CPR training for anyone who is interested on the dates listed in the clubhouse, conducted by Vicky Connell.  The cost for this training will be $55 per person.  The maximum attendance is 10 people per class.  The class will take approximately 3.5 hours.  Children may attend if parents deem them capable of understanding the instruction, doing the hands-on training and passing the exam.  Each person in the class will receive an instruction manual to keep, a key chain mask to keep, and once a written test is passed, will be awarded a hard copy certification which is valid for two years. The class will include verbal and hands-on instruction on the subjects below. 

Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Acute Coronary Syndrome
The Chain of Survival in Children and Adults
Universal Precautions
Rescue Breathing
Chest Compressions
Spinal Injuries
One and two person CPR
Using an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
Choking in Infants, Children and Adults
Recovery Position
Drowning Victims

If you are interested in one of the classes, contact



There must be at least 4 people registered to conduct the class.




Contact: The Rudder Club
8533 Malaga Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32244




John Legend live




Contact Betty Bauman   954-475-9068

Link to high res photos

Contact: LLGF, phone 954-475-9068, fax 954-474-7299, email: , website: , Facebook: 

About“Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!"

The Ladies, Let's Go Fishing Foundation (LLGF) is a national charitable 501C3 organization dedicated to attracting women and families to fishing while encouraging conservation and responsible angling. LLGF promotes networking among and emphasizes mentorships. Founded in 1997 by Betty Bauman, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, LLGF has over 8,000 graduates and is the largest organization in the world whose objective is to introduce women and families to fishing. Both Bauman and the University series - dubbed "The No-Yelling School of Fishing" - are known nationally in the fishing and marine industries. The organization has earned rave reviews from media including Inside Edition, The Early Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS, Good Morning America, Outdoor Life Network, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Southern Living and more.

"Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!"
The No Yelling School of Fishing
Like Us On Facebook: “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”




Clematis by Night 

Every Thursday from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on the Waterfront. N. and S. Clematis St. between Narcissus Ave. and Flagler Dr. and Narcissus Ave. between Banyan Blvd. and Clematis St. will be closed from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

More details click here.


West Palm Beach Antique and Flea Market 

Every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Narcissus Ave. between 2nd St. and Banyan Blvd. from 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For more information, click here.   


West Palm Beach GreenMarket 

Every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. N. and S. Clematis St. closed, Narcissus Ave. between Banyan Blvd. and Clematis St., and Lantana Ave. between Banyan Blvd. and N. Clematis St. will be closed from 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.


All Aboard Florida Construction Updates

click here for details.


Flagler Memorial Bridge Replacement Project Update 

click here for details.






ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys -- Up to 25 boat teams of elite sport fishermen are to compete in the Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship series held in the waters off Islamorada, abiding by rules that strongly emphasize conservation and sportsmanship.

If a minimum 14 boats register in the overall Gold Cup Series, $20,000 in prize money is to be awarded. Amounts increase as the number of registered boats increases.

The deadline for teams to register for the series is Tuesday, Nov. 15, and the entry fee is $2,000 for four anglers. Additional anglers can be added for $200 apiece. Each of the three tournaments in the series operates independently with its own set of rules and entry fees.

At least one angler must be entered and paid for all three series events by the kickoff of the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament, first in the renowned triple-crown sequence.

A primary fundraiser for the Islamorada Charter Boat Association, the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament is the only event in the series to offer a junior division for anglers age 16 and younger.

The all-release boat event opens with pre-registration Thursday, Dec. 1. An unlimited number of anglers is allowed per vessel.

Fishing is scheduled Friday through Sunday, Dec. 2-4, with an awards ceremony Sunday. For details or to register, visit 

Second in the series is the Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament scheduled Jan. 19-21, 2017. Anglers put 20-pound line and light-tackle skills to the test during the two-day challenge against the high-flying acrobatic fish known for tail-walking the waves. Only circle hooks can be used.

"The Presidential" typically awards sophisticated sculpture trophies to top anglers who release the most sailfish. Visit   

The Gold Cup Series traditionally concludes with the mid-week final leg, the Islamorada Fishing Club Sailfish Tournament, set for Jan. 25-26, 2017. New and seasoned anglers compete among a field of up to 30 boats, each vying for an attractive cash payout of up to $30,000 in the IFC event. Visit 

After all three challenges are completed, the overall Gold Cup Series champions are crowned. Point scoring is determined on both a team and individual basis.

The team scoring the highest number of releases first is deemed the overall team champion. The single angler scoring the highest number of releases first is deemed the high-point angler and is awarded the coveted championship ring.

Gold Cup Series registration: Dianne Harbaugh at 305-522-4868

Islamorada visitor information:  or 1-800-FAB-KEYS

Florida Keys fishing: 



KEY WEST, Florida Keys -- A test of stamina, speed, endurance and discipline awaits athletes in the continental United States' southernmost city during the Key West Triathlon, an annual challenge that draws competitors from around the U.S. and abroad.

Set for Saturday, Dec. 3, the warm-weather "TriKW" generally features a field of more than 850 entrants. Participants swim in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, bike along a portion of the Florida Keys' scenic Overseas Highway and run on a fast, flat course beside the Atlantic.

The event includes multiple divisions designed to appeal to both veteran athletes and newcomers.

The Olympic-distance triathlon features a 1.5k swim, 40k bicycle ride and 10k run, while sprint-distance triathlon participants are to complete a .75k swim, 20k bicycle ride and 5k run. Two- or three-person relay teams can compete as well, with individual team members tackling different legs of the triathlon.

In addition, a sprint-distance duathlon is planned for individuals or two-person relay teams that features a 1-mile run, 20k bicycle ride and 5k run.

Alternatively, athletes can choose to compete in the new Aquabike category that consists of a 1.5k swim and 40k bike ride.

The weekend events kick off with a final race packet pickup set for noon to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Higgs Beach on Atlantic Avenue, headquarters for the challenge. A vendor expo and pre-race clinics are scheduled Friday as well.

Early arrivals in Key West can pick up their packets 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Pat Croce's Charlie Mac's, the event's primary sponsor, located at 404 Southard St.

Saturday's racing action is to begin at 7 a.m., with wave starts planned at preset intervals and the finish line at Higgs Beach.

Awards await the top three finishers in varying age groups for each competition, as well as the top three overall male and female finishers, top three male and female masters for racers age 40 and above, and winners in relay and other categories.

The Key West Triathlon is sanctioned by USA Triathlon.

Olympic-distance entry fees are $169 for a single athlete and $259 for a relay team. Entry fees for the sprint-distance triathlon and duathlon are $119 for an individual and $189 for a relay team. Aquabike entry is $169 per person.

Event information and registration: 

Key West visitor information:  or 1-800-LAST-KEY


Islamorada visitor information:  or 800-FAB-KEYS

Florida Keys fishing information:

Marathon visitor information:  or 1-800-262-7284

Key Largo visitor information:  or 800-822-1088

Florida Keys diving:


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