SECTION B - News-y & Cruise-y Items

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR SHIP's STORE SALE!
See information on our store's 50% OFF sale at the beginning of this update...
 

NEW IN JANUARY 2014

NEW PHONE NUMBERS FOR OPENING SR 84 BRIDGE ON NEW RIVER

For opening on the 21' closed clearance bridge (SR 84 on New River in Fort Lauderdale) it is necessary to call with twenty-four hour notice. New numbers: 954-776-4800 (as noted on sign on bridge) OR call Mario Camacho on his cell: 954-658-0561.

New! DOCKSIDE TROPICAL CAFE OPENS IN MARATHON
There's new ownership and management at the brand new Dockside Tropical Cafe on Boot Key in Marathon. (Many will remember another "Dockside" which closed a couple of years ago at Sombrero Marina there.)
The menu has several seafood items plus burgers, sandwiches and steaks and they'll even cook your catch for you. You can start with appetizers, soups and salads and finish up with some good looking dessert dishes.
Besides the food and drinks, there's live music every night. Lunch starts at 11 - closing is 11 PM. The Grand Opening took place in mid-December.

Okay to come by boat or dinghy. Also good to know it's at 35 Sombrero Boulevard if you're traveling by car. Nothin' beats the dockside dining atmosphere in the Florida Keys!

PS: 12/29/13 - 8 PM. Just as we were getting this update ready to send to  E-Press for January, one of our editors called the office from Marathon. He told us he's at the Dockside Tropical Cafe (Did we know it was open, he asked!) and it's rockin'. He couldn't talk long ...  they'd just delivered his coconut shrimp!

INDIAN RIVER MARINE FLEA MARKET AND OUTDOOR SHOW

The fourth annual Indian River Marine Flea Market and Outdoor Show is set for January 4 and 5 at the Indian River County Fairgrounds in Vero Beach from 9 AM to 6 PM each day. Address is 7955 58th Avenue.

There will be food, beer and entertainment. Boats, Watercraft, RVs, Motorcycles, Motor Homes and Campers will be available to buyers.

Contact Sun Promotions at 954-205-7813 or visit www.FLNauticalFleaMarket.com for more.

PALM BEACH MARINE FLEA MARKET & OUTDOOR BOAT SHOW

The fifth annual Palm Beach Marine Flea Market and Outdoor Boat  Show takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 28 - March 2, from 9 AM to 6 PM at the South Florida Fairgrounds, in West Palm Beach at 9067 Southern Blvd.

Over 100 new and used boats will be for sale and vendors will be showing nautical and marine items including antiques, maps, rods & reels, boating apparel, diving equipment and more. Good discounts!

Contact Sun Promotions at 954-205-7813 or visit www.FLNauticalFleaMarket.com for more.


REPEATING IN JANUARY

LEARN SOME FLORIDA HISTORY --- January 19

FINDING THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH : Ponce de Leon and Florida's Magical Waters

Pinellas County announces a lecture to be given by Author Rick Kilby at Heritage Village, 11909 125th Street N. in Largo on January 19.

Book sale and signing will follow Kilby's talk on how the search for treasures along Florida's waters five hundred years ago continues to remain part of the mystique of  Florida today. Dreamers,  opportunists,  developers, young families, tourists and retirees often seek to enrich themselves and enjoy Florida's bountiful wealth. Kilby illustrates how fictional mythology has sustained the legend and transformed the historical records of our populous peninsula.

Call (727) 582-2123 for more information or visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage.


BOAT SHOWS

STUART BOAT SHOW
The Marine Industries Association of the Treasure Coast presents the 40th Annual Stuart Boat Show on January 10-12, 2014. Friday and Saturday hours are 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. The show will span over four locations all on Old Dixie Highway, north-side of the old Roosevelt Bridge. More information 954-522-5288.

NAPLES BOAT SHOW PLANNED FOR JANUARY

The Collier County Marine Industries Association has set January 20 - February 2 dates for the Naples Boat Show at 100 Goodlette Road South in Naples. Call 239-682-0900 for more information.

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW IN FEBRUARY
The annual Miami International Boat Show is set for February 13 - 17 at three locations: Miami Beach Convention Center, Sea Isle Marina (Powerboats)  and at Miamarina Bayside (Sailboats). Visit www.miamiboatshow.com for more.

DANIA MARINE FLEA MARKET IS MOVING
The Dania Marine Flea Market is set for March 13 through 16 at Mardi Gras Casino - -- the new location is at: US 1 and Pembroke Road in Hallandale Beach. ("Old-timers"  know it as the Hollywood Dog Track.)

Jennifer Dudas, the Marine Market's General Manager, said "The new owners of Dania Jai Alai are expanding the fronton which reduced the area available for the Marine Flea Market. So we are moving the world famous, 35-year old event five miles south on  US1 to Mardi Gras.

It's not too early for potential vendors needing more information to visit www.daniamarinefleamarket.com, contact Al Behrendt Enterprises at 954 920 7877 or email dmfm@albehrendt.com. Dudas explained that "... the relocation to Mardi Gras provides a wide choice of sales spaces in various configurations ... and for both vendor and visitor, there's acres of free, paved parking!"


FISHERMEN’S VILLAGE

Fishermen’s Village (still featured on our monthly web site update's "Back Page") is located off Marion Avenue in Punta Gorda, FL.  1 800 639-0020 or visit on line at www.fishville.com.
 

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