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SECTION B - News-y & Cruise-y Items

DAYTONA BEACH MARITIME HISTORY MUSEUM

The following notice was received from Rick Tinsley, week of April 22. Our web update  timing is not quite right to help get the word out, but even if you miss the Friday talk, our including this will make more people aware of the Museum.

It's located at 645 South Beach Street, Daytona Beach. You can visit their web site at daytonamaritimemuseum.org or e-mail daytonamaritimeproject.org

BOAT RACING!
 
WORLD BOAT SPEED RECORDs! and more
1960’s DAYTONA MARITIME HISTORY
 
LISTEN, SHARE, LEARN
 
Guest Speaker:  Rick Tinsley
DAYTONA MARITIME MUSEUM
 
FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013
FRONT PORCH FRIDAY FESTIVAL
Halifax Historical Museum
Between  5 – 7 pm
$5.00 Admittance


HISTORIC BIG GAME CLUB RESORT & MARINA ANNOUNCES TRAVEL DEALS


ALICE TOWN, BIMINI, THE BAHAMAS— APRIL 22, 2013—Bimini’s longest established resort and marina—the 51-room/75 slip Big Game Club in Alice Town— has announced several new travel incentives.

Resort & Marina and Dive Deals: 

1.  Marina: Stay 3 nights and get 4th night free up to a 50 foot Vessel - Sunday-Thursday
2. Marina: Stay 16 nights and get 12 nights free up to a 50 foot Vessel
3. Marina: Stay 4 nights get 2 nights free
4. Resort:  Book 4 consecutive nights in the resort guests can receive a $300 Instant Fuel Credit at the Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina.
5. Dive:  $1199.00 p.p.:  FREE Resort course-learn to dive or refresh with the best PADI Dive instructor-2 days/2 tank dives-Shark Cage adventure-Deluxe room for 4 nights and round trip Tropic Ocean Airways Sea Plane from Miami or Fort Lauderdale to Bimini.  Double Occupancy is required.

Offer Details:  Marina deals do not include Electric and Water

TRAVEL AGENTS: Receive 20% commission when they e-mail reservations@biggameclubbimini.com direct on rooms and slip.

About The Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina
Adventure for the entire family!!   Ranked world's best dive resort in 2012 & 2013 PADI Dive Center, PADI Dive instructor, full line of dive equipment
with 60 foot glass bottom boat to enjoy scuba, snorkeling and certification courses.  Join the legends like Hemingway at the Fishing Center you can Charter an
Offshore Charter or Bonefishing Charter.  While you are catching the big one the family can enjoy the watersports from Kayaking, Kite boarding, and Stand
up Paddle boarding or rent a small boat.  Health corner enjoy yoga, gluten free and vegetarian meals.  Bimini Big Game Club Bar & Grill is rated number
#1 for years and will bake, grill or deep-fry you big catch.   Bimini Bull Run Shark cage adventure with Hooka get up close with the greatest predator
of the sea.  Reserve today:  1-800-867-4764 reservations@biggameclubbimini.com

VILLAGE FISH MARKET at FISHERMEN'S VILLAGE PLANS BOSTON DAY - May 2

Help us support BOSTON VICTIMS!  On Thursday, May 2nd the Village Fish Market & Restaurant located in Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda is hosting BOSTON Day to raise funds for the victims of the Marathon bombings.

Dine with us on the May 2nd and for each New England Clam Chowder, Ipswich Clam entrée, Lobster Salad entrée and Grape Nut Pudding sold,  the Village Fish Market will donate $1 to this worthy cause
Check the website www.village-fish-market.com or call 941 639 7959 for more details.

Flyer here:

 


FISHERMEN’S VILLAGE TO HOST “KEY LIME FESTIVAL”

Punta Gorda, FL—Fishermen’s Village will play host to a Key Lime Festival beginning at 10 am and continuing until 9 pm, Saturday, May 18th, 2013.

The all day festival will feature live music by Gator DJ 11 am-3pm and Renn Loren & Tiki Town Castaways 5-9 pm.  Face painting by Metamasque will be offered 11 am-5 pm. 

Key Lime themed contests will include  “Who’s Got Punta Gorda’s Best Key Lime Pie”   The Best of Florida’s Bartender’s “Key Lime Pie Martini” and “Key Lime Pie Margarita” Challenge.

 Village Restaurants will be creating original key lime chef specialties.

The Village Promenade will be filled with Florida Artisans, showcasing their unique festival themed wares!    To reserve a booth, contact Hope Petkus, Events coordinator at 941 575-3067 or email: events@fishville.com.

 Fishermen’s Village is located off Marion Avenue in Punta Gorda, FL.  1 800 639-0020 or visit on line at www.fishville.com.

CHANGES FOR NEW PRINT EDTION

WEST MARINE STORES in FLORIDA

We apologize for the following update information not having been included in print in the 13/14 FCD... We understand that some changes were too recent to make our deadlines but must admit that we seemed not to properly get things checked out in a few cases. You may want to note the following on pages 140 and 141 in your FCD...

The Altamonte Springs store has closed but the Lee Road store in Orlando should have what you need.

In Fort Lauderdale, the 1201 N. Federal Hwy. store has closed.

In Pompano Beach, the Copans Road store has closed. There's a new West Marine at 850 N. Federal Highway there.

On Florida's West Coast,  the Naples stores on Davis Boulevard and at 3360 Tamiami Trail East have closed as have the stores in Palmetto and Englewood.

There's a new store in Bradenton at 3622 1st Street.

FLORIDA KEYS NEWS
The Holiday Inn Express listed on Chart 14 has a new phone number (305-289-0222) and the small, adjacent marina has reopened. It has been newly re-named Tarpon Creek Bar & Grill Marina. The phone is 305-289-1332. You may want to note that change on page 82 of the print version.

FISHERMEN’S VILLAGE TO HOST “KEY LIME FESTIVAL”

Punta Gorda, FL—Fishermen’s Village will play host to a Key Lime Festival beginning at 10 am and continuing until 9 pm, Saturday, May 18th, 2013.

The all day festival will feature live music by Gator DJ 11 am-3pm and Renn Loren & Tiki Town Castaways 5-9 pm.  Face painting by Metamasque will be offered 11 am-5 pm. 

Key Lime themed contests will include  “Who’s Got Punta Gorda’s Best Key Lime Pie”   The Best of Florida’s Bartender’s “Key Lime Pie Martini” and “Key Lime Pie Margarita” Challenge.  Village Restaurants will be creating original key lime chef specialties.

The Village Promenade will be filled with Florida Artisans, showcasing their unique festival themed wares!    To reserve a booth, contact Hope Petkus, Events coordinator at 941 575-3067 or email:  events@fishville.com.

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.

TREASURE COAST MARINE FLEA MARKET SET FOR JUNE 1st & 2nd
The 3rd Annual Treasure Coast Marine Flea Market & Boat Sale will take place June 1-2, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Indian River Fairgrounds, 7955 58th Ave., Vero Beach, FL, 32967

The June 1st auction of boats and watercraft is one of the top highlights scheduled.

The theme of this year's festival is "Marine Bargains Galore". Bargain hunters looking for deals can visit the exhibits and buy their nautical and marine related merchandise and services during the two day festival. A wide selection of new and used boats will also be displayed by marinas and private individuals.

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

ENROLLMENT OPENS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER'S KIDS’ SUMMER CAMPS
Vero Beach, FL -- Spring has sprung and there’s no time like the present to begin planning for fun adventures for the kids during summer break. The Environmental Learning Center’s “Summer Ecology Adventures” knows how to make education fun and it’s all happening on Wabasso Island for kids from pre-K to high school ages. Imaginations will be stretched, minds will be broadened and hearts will be lifted as children experience all the bounty that nature has to offer on the Treasure Coast.
Seven summer camp programs, now open for enrollment, run for a week or less each from June 10 to July 20 with costs ranging from $60-$395. Discounts are available for members. Thanks to the generous support through the Maggy Bowman Scholarship Fund, limited scholarships are also available for eligible students who are qualified for Indian River County School District’s free or reduced lunch program.
The Environmental Learning Center is a nature center located north of Vero Beach off County Road 510 at the western end of the Wabasso Bridge.  The center is open Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday, 9 am– 12 pm, and Sunday 1-4 p.m.  Admission is $5 for adults with children under 12 free. The first Saturday of every month the admission fee is waived. The 64-acre island campus includes a Discovery Station with aquariums, a marine touch tank, and exhibits as well as a native plant gardens, self guided audio tour, picnic facilities, a gift shop and a visitor center. ELC is a non-profit organization funded by private donations. For more information about Summer Ecology Adventures, visit  www.DiscoverELC.org or call (772) 589-5050.
 LADIES LETS GO FISHING!
The No-Yelling School of Fishing has scheduled an event scheduled for the weekend of November 15-17 in the Florida Keys.
Details for all their events are on their very interesting site: www.ladiesletsgofishing.com.
Phone is 954-475-9068; Fax is 954-474-7299.

 

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