SECTION B - News-y & Cruise-y

NEW DM at PALM BEACH TOWN DOCKS

Ken Kooyenga has moved down from Maine - where he was harbor master in  Rockport - to take over management of the Palm Beach Town Docks. He has over twenty years of experience in the industry with a 100-ton Captains License, a  college degree in Business Management and numerous certificates of training in various advanced maritime classes.

One of his plans at the new location is to invite and promote group cruises and gatherings at the town docks. Watch our web site updates for announcements ... and if you are a member of a cruising club you may want to contact Ken about a rendezvous in downtown Palm Beach. Phone at the marina is 561-838-5463.

BAHAMAS

Atlantis on Nassau's Paradise Island has a special Winter Early Bird scheduled for January 2 through March 31. If you are flying over this time - book by October 3 for savings of up to 50% with 4th and 7th nights free. Also get Free Companion Airfare and additional specials on the Atlantis Experience Pass up 'til February 15. Visit www.atlantis.com for details or phone 877-206-0032 to book.

FALL BOAT SHOWS & SSCA GATHERING

FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW - OCTOBER 2011

The 52nd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is set for October 27 - 31. This year's show takes place at six locations: Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, The Sails Marina and the Broward County Convention Center. Visit ShowManagement.com for more information.

Opening time is 10AM Thursday-Monday, closing is at 7PM except for Monday's 5PM close.

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION's 36th Annual Gam is scheduled for November 11-13 in Melbourne. Visit ssca.org for more information.

VERO BEACH FALL BOAT SHOW - 28th Annual - is planned for November 19 -20 at Riverside Park. Admission and Parking are free! Hours are 10 AM - 5 PM both days. visit www.verobeachboatshow.com or call 772-562 7922 for more information.

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HISTORY OF DIVING MUSEUM

The not-for-profit museum, located at MM 83 Bayside in Islamorada (Phone: 305-664-9737) is open daily, 10AM-5PM and schedules the following: Sea Hunt, the original TV Series with Lloyd Bridges is shown every Saturday between 3 and 5 PM and a Comprehensive safe boating course under the instruction of a USCG Master Captain is presented FREE to Monroe County Students on the first Sunday of every month. (Donations are appreciated from all others.) Classes are scheduled from 10:30AM-12:30PM and prospective students should register by phone at 305-664-9737.

Immerse Yourself! programs remain free of charge thanks to support provided by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council.

Visit the Museum's site at www.divingmuseum.org.

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ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER

The Vero Beach ELC has many interesting exhibits and activities.

More details on that on their site: www.DiscoverELC.org which usually shows their  schedule of events. They offer several guided trips by boat if you choose to drive over.

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REPEATING IN OCTOBER: LADIES, LET'S GO FISHING

This well-known "teaching ladies to fish" group,  a/k/a/ "the no yelling school of fishing" has a seminar scheduled for November 11-13 in Islamorada.

Contacts: www.ladiesletsgofishing.com or 954-475-9068.

RIVIERA DUNES PALMETTO CHANGE

Riviera Dunes Marina in Palmetto has a new phone number: 941-981-5330. Make the notation on Chart 19, page 115 in your current FCD.

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