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Big Music Legends show this Saturday night at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park - get your tickets quickly!

September 23, 2009

spirit-of-the-suwannee-1Saturday night menu is prime rib, beef tips on rice, chicken tender filets, boneless pork chops or barbecue ribs - and desserts!

The annual Las Vegas style Legends Show with Ted McMullen as Elvis, Dave Fountain as Hank Williams Sr., Trese Thomas Hill as Tammy Wynette, Dale Bennett as Loretta Lynn, Keith Thrift as Conway Twitty, Penny Hannah/Reeder as Wynonna Judd, Calvin Smart as Johnny Cash, Darrell Sikes as Garth Brooks and Buddy Bell as Elton John will be this Saturday night, Sept. 26, at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Fla. Folks, this event is huge so don’t delay in getting your tickets today!
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Historical museum of southern Florida offers free admission on Smithsonian magazine’s 5th annual museum day

September 23, 2009

museum-dayExplore over 10,000 years of South Florida history including the permanent and
temporary exhibitions all in one afternoon.

(Miami, FL) - On Saturday, September 26, 2009, the Historical Museum of Southern Florida will participate in the fifth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine. A celebration of culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge, Smithsonian’s Museum day reflects the spirit of the magazine, and emulates the free-admission policy of the Washington, DC-based Smithsonian properties. Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonian.com visitors at museums and cultural institutions nationwide.

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The Home Depot Staff to Make a Major Splash at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

September 18, 2009

clear-water-marine-aquarium-1Fifty Home Depot Employees will Pitch In for Day of Service

Saturday, September 19 (the media is invited to come out for video, photos and interviews between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.)

Clearwater Marine Aquarium (located at 249 Windward Passage on Island Estates)

About 50 volunteers from The Home Depot will come to Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) to volunteer their time to help make some needed repairs. Volunteers will help renovate the otter exhibit, paint picnic tables, renovate an outdoor shed and much more. This project has been made possible through Home Depot.

Background:

As the world’s largest home improvement retailer, The Home Depot embraces its role as a leader in the community and celebrates its long-standing commitment to volunteerism. The Home Depot’s associate volunteer program, Team Depot, was formalized in 1992 as a way to support the communities where the associates live and work. Through The Home Depot Foundation, Team Depot and ongoing partnerships with nonprofit groups, The Home Depot donates millions of hours, tools and supplies each year to community service projects.

Aquarium and City Agree to New 30-Year Contract

September 17, 2009

florida-aquarium-11Tampa, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2009) – The Florida Aquarium is pleased to announce it has solidified its presence as a cornerstone and asset in downtown Tampa for 30 additional years as it agrees to the new management contract presented by Mayor Pam Iorio to City Council today.

“Our partnership with the City of Tampa has been, and will always be, vitally important to The FloridaAquarium,” says Thom Stork, president and CEO of the Aquarium. “Great cities have great cultural assets and Tampa is no different. We are proud The Florida Aquarium was one of the first in downtown and we will continue to grow this asset for both our residents and visitors.”

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DEP Announces Stimulus Loan for City of Sanford Wastewater Facility

September 16, 2009

stimulus-1~Federal funding to protect environment, stimulate economy~

SANFORD – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently awarded $2.6 million to the city of Sanford for wastewater management. The funds, part of DEP’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Program, will fund the rehabilitation of the city’s wastewater conveyance systems.

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Clearwater Marine Aquarium to Give Away Free Holiday Party for Local Company

September 16, 2009

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Clearwater Marine Aquarium to Give Away Free Holiday Party for Local Company
Event to Include Private Dolphin Show!

Clearwater, Fla. (Sept. 15, 2009) – To celebrate its new event hosting capabilities, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium is giving away a holiday party this year for one local lucky company. With its unique facility and experience features, including private dolphin shows and interactions with Winter the dolphin, CMA is opening its doors for events ranging from birthday parties to corporate events. All you have to do is e-mail us an explanation of why you think the company you work for deserves this fun and unique holiday experience. CMA staff will choose the winning company.

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Elusive Blockade Runner Found Near Downtown Tampa

September 16, 2009

florida-aquarium-1Tampa, Fla. (Sept. 15, 2009) – The Florida Aquarium has spent the last four years researching and actively searching for James McKay’s confederate blockade runners burned in 1863 during the Civil War. The burning of these vessels by Union soldiers, along with a third ship scuttled by the Confederates, led to the skirmish at Ballast Point, Tampa’s only battle of the Civil War.

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Enjoy Great savings from August - October 2009

September 16, 2009

butterfly-worldEnjoy these Great savings from August -  October 2009
Super savings
Located in Tradewinds Park,
3600 west Sample Rd, Coconut Creek, FL
Info: 954-977-4400
www.butterfulworld.com

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DEP Announces Green Tip Contest; Unveils Improved Green Web Site

September 16, 2009

green-tip-1~DEP gearing up for Pollution Prevention Week 2009, September 21-27~

TALLAHASSEE— The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is kicking off its first ever green tip contest today in preparation for National Pollution Prevention (P2) Week 2009, September 21-27. The contest allows participants to submit their favorite green tip to DEP for the chance to win a free green cleaning kit and have their tip featured on DEP’s newly redesigned green Web site.

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Inverness named City of the Year

September 15, 2009

city-invernessThe City of Inverness has been designated the City of the Year by a national organization for doing something “significant” for veterans.

The Forty and Eight veterans organization presented the award Friday morning to city officials in Rochester, NY at its annual general membership meeting. This award comes after Inverness was presented one in June as part of the organization’s state competition.

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