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Fla Keys Dragon Boat Club Top 100 team

May 28, 2009

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(Little Torch Key, FL) After participating in Battle In The Bay Dragon Boat Festival on May 9 in Marathon, Florida Keys Dragon Boat Club’s Team Godzilla is currently ranked among the top 100 teams nationwide in the MLDB (Major League Dragon Boat). Festivals are included based on a one-year rolling calendar. For example, once the current years event occurs the previous years event will be removed. When a festival is included in an event, all races are factored in.

Major League Dragon Boat launched in 2009 and incorporates some of the most competitive and hottest new events in North America. With a national reach and the largest potential prize pool in the sport, excitement and rivalry builds as crews march to the championship event at Walt Disney World resort in October.

The Great White North Crew Rankings are the most comprehensive ranking system in North America. With the goal of incorporating a full compliment of festivals across North America, the system has been designed to take into account such factors as water depth and actual course length.

Each race course is a different distance. In order to properly compare results from different events, a formula is used to convert all times to 500 meter times. Assuming that a boat reaches full speed by the 50 meter mark and using an average speed for the remainder of the race, conversion of different distances to provide 500 meter times is possible. At GWN events and GWN client events, the distances used are based on GPS readings taken by staff during course installation.

Based on actual water depths, a formula has been developed to adjust final times. This has enabled the System to compare times of both equal distance and depth. Crews are ranked by average time based on calculated times using the above mentioned formulas. Rankings are updated on a monthly basis throughout the season.

Florida Keys Dragon Boat club operates out of Little Torch Key and has regular practices on Sunday evenings. For information about the club visit www.floridakeysdragonboat.com, email saildreamcatcher@mindspring.com or call 305-304-5100.

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Henscratch Farms Vineyard & Winery Announce Customer Appreciation Day

May 25, 2009

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Henscratch Farms will host an end of season “Customer Appreciation Day” for the community on Saturday May30th. Activities are scheduled 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Activities include a tour of the winery and a video of the winemaking process at the farm. Then the staff will be serving complimentary wine tastings with cheese and nibbles. It is blueberry u-pick season on the farm, and we hope there will be some ripe berries for the picking.If by some chance there are no blueberries we still have strawberries for $1.99 a lb.
Entertainment by the “Front Porch Pickers” is scheduledfrom 11am-2pm.

Hotdogs, chips, & drink will be available for $3. The ice cream shack will be open for creamy Blueberry & Strawberry treats to enjoy with lunch. Guests may tour the farm by strolling through the nine flagged educational stations, complete a scavenger hunt and feed the 101 free rang hens. Don’t forget your camera. Free Door prizes will be every 15 minutes. For more information, visit the website www.henscratchfarms.com, or call the winery at 863-699-2060. Located at 980 Henscratch Road. Lake Placid, FL

For the days special coupons go to our calendar on our web-site & look under May 30th. Then click on coupons info & print page.

Everyone here at Henscratch Farms wants the customers to know we could not do it with out them. This is why we give our customers a chance to save a few extra dollars & have a fun day before going into the summer when we have limited weekend hours.

12th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

May 21, 2009

The Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival celebrates its 12th anniversary on May 23 - 24, 2009, as the streets of Downtown Delray Beach are transformed into an outdoor craft art showcase complete with affordable original works available for sale.

Admission is free and open to the public.

In order to ensure a superior event with quality affordable original crafts, all of the local and national crafters have been hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, producers of the top outdoor craft festivals in the country.

Whether you are a craft enthusiast or looking for that unique one-of-a-kind gift item, there is something for everyone. From folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products, a full spectrum of craft art mediums will be on display and for sale with prices ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000. An expansive green market will offer plants, orchids and exotic flora.

All of the crafters will be at the festival with their work, giving visitors the opportunity to talk with the crafters, learn about their art and what inspires them, and of course purchase original pieces.

Festival Hours:
- Saturday, May 23, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sunday, May 24, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location:

Delray Beach Tennis Center along Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach

Address:

201 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Website: www.artfestival.com

Phone: 954-472-3755

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