Diving in Roatan.

July 8, 2014

If you are looking for a great place to dive then you need to see Roatan. This reef has everthing you want an need. The Island is small but very nice.

COME TO THE COOL BREEZES THIS SUMMER . . . OF ROATAN . . . THAT TROPICAL JEWEL ISLAND IN THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN. Still some Super Special Resort Savers left for this Summer and Fall 2014. Checkout some of the fine resorts here at Roatan Travel Guide. ‪#‎CaribbeanTravel‬‪#‎Roatan2014‬‪#‎Roatan‬ ‪#‎Diving

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Did you miss ‘Sloth Week’ in Costa Rica

July 5, 2014

VIDEO: Costa Rican sloths to be featured in ‘Sloth Week’

http://www.ticotimes.net/2014/06/11/costa-rican-sloths-to-be-featured-in-sloth-week?utm_source=BenchmarkEmail&utm_campaign=Daily%20RSS%20Newsletter&utm_medium=email

One Costa Rican mammal is creeping its way into the Internet spotlight… very… slowly.

That’s right, sloths are taking the InterWebs by storm with “Sloth Week,” six whole days of sloth-related Web content starting June 20. Sponsored by Animal Planet and Animalist, Sloth Week will be an online tribute to the sluggish creatures featuring daily footage from the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica.

Sloth enthusiasts will be able to laze alongside the furry creatures all week at SlothWeek.com and Animal Planet’s website, enjoying daily updates of sloth facts, listicles and sloth videos. On June 21 at 8 a.m. EST, Animal Planet will also re-air their two-hour special, “Meet the Sloths,” which follows a year in the lives of five sloths at the sloth sanctuary.

Costa Rica named top tourism destination in new global survey

July 5, 2014

Selvatura adventure Park Monteverde Canopy Tour

Rain forests, volcanoes, world-class beaches, great weather, sloths, what’s not to like? A new global survey confirmed that tourists love Costa Rica, naming the country most recommended tourism destination in the world.

The Global Tourism Monitor Survey asked 23,000 globetrotters from 26 countries where they had traveled during the previous 12 months and which destination they would more recommend based on their experience there. The report, released Monday, ranked the top 65 most recommended destinations.

Austria came in second, followed by Israel, New Zealand and Italy.

Ukraine, Malaysia, China, Indonesia and Tunisia were the five least recommended destinations, according to the survey conducted by BDRC Continental.

While Costa Rica placed atop the list of most recommended destination, no other Latin American country made the top 10.

Latin America and the Caribbean placed among the least popular regions with only 6 percent of respondents saying they were “seriously” planning to travel to the region. Europe ranked the highest among potential travelers with 43 percent planning to travel there, followed by 27 percent in the Asian Pacific. Only 4 percent said they planned to take their holiday in Africa or the Middle East.

Costa Rica received a record-breaking 2.4 million tourists during 2013, according to the Costa Rican Tourism Board.

Here’s the list of the top 10 most recommended destinations (with a three-way tie for 10th place):

1. Costa Rica
2. Austria
3. Israel
4. New Zealand
5. Italy
6. Japan
7. Croatia
8. USA
9. Norway
10. Canada
10. Greece
10. United Kingdom

…and the 10 least recommended:

56. Bulgaria
57. Russia
58. Albania
59. Cambodia
60. India
61. Ukraine
62. Malaysia
63. China
64. Indonesia
65. Tunisia

http://www.ticotimes.net/2014/06/11/costa-rica-named-top-tourism-destination-in-new-global-survey?utm_source=BenchmarkEmail&utm_campaign=Daily%20RSS%20Newsletter&utm_medium=email

Come on out to the Great American Pie Festival….Great Pie, Great Entertainment, Great Music, Great Demonstrations, Great Fun and oh yeah, Great Pie!

April 27, 2014

pie festLast day for the Pie Fest. The highlight, as always, will be the Never-Ending Pie Buffet, featuring award-winning pie, ice cream, toppings, and beverages from some of our fine sponsors!

In April For the thirteenth year in a row, the town of Celebration, Florida, pie lovers from across the country will be treated to sweet offerings by Bakers Square Restaurants and Pies, Legendary Baking, Kroger’s Private Selection, Publix Super Markets, Inc., Village Inn, Wick’s Pies, Harlan Bakeries, Winn-Dixie and Cabot Cheese. We haven’t forgotten the Publix ice cream and the Duncan Hines Comstock/Wilderness toppings! Tickets for the Never Ending Pie Buffet will be on sale at the door for $10/adults and $5/seniors 65+ and children 6-12.

Looks like a Great day for PIE eating!!

Keel & Curley Wines Blueberry Fest is here. 7th Annual Blueberry Festival

April 26, 2014

Kerlen wine blueberry fest

Plant City is the place to be. This years Festival started Friday at 11AM. Saturday it runs from 8AM to 6PM, Sunday come out between 11AM and 6PM.

Celebrate the Blueberry Season with the Keel family at the 2014 Tampa Bay Blueberry Festival!
U-Pick starts at 7 am each day. See below for the rest of the event schedule.
Free Admission
Free Entertainment
Free Kids Area
U-Pick Blueberries
Live Entertainment
Over 100 Food and Craft Vendors

Plus have some of the best wine made in Florida.

Poker Players…… Obama’s Deptment of Injustice at it again.

November 17, 2012

PPA: One Year for U.S. Full Tilt Repayments is Realistic By : Dan Cypra

Obama’s Deptment of Injustice at it again.

As you know by now, the Poker Players Alliance, or PPA, met with the U.S. Department of Justice to discuss U.S. Full Tilt player refunds last week. While Full Tilt players from outside of the United States have largely been reunited with their funds and made whole, those in the U.S. remain cashless with no end in sight. Rumors of a one-year repayment time line have been circulating since the PPA’s meeting on Tuesday.

According to PPA Executive Director John Pappas, a one-year time frame for U.S. Full Tilt players to get repaid is “realistic based on what we heard in the meeting. There is a bureaucratic and regulatory process they have to go by. The first hurdle hasn’t even been accomplished yet, which is hiring a third-party processor. They don’t yet have their policies in place.” The end of 2013 would be more than two years since Black Friday.

Besides when players will be repaid, the subject of how much they’ll get back has also come up. “The point of our meeting was to very strongly argue for the fact that players should get 100% of their balances back for a number of reasons,” Pappas told PocketFives. “The settlement was designed so that PokerStars would cover players’ outstanding account balances. If the DOJ doesn’t restore 100% of the balances, it would mean that <strong>the only people who got screwed are U.S. Full Tilt players. PokerStars paid back their U.S. players’ account balances in full and rest-of-world Full Tilt players were back their full amount.”</strong> What is the DOJ’s response when the PPA made such arguments? Did they resonate? Pappas evaluated, “They say, ‘It makes sense, but we haven’t figured it out.’ I believe that we’ll have more opportunities to meet with them. They are still trying to figure it out. It was critically important that we got in there and met with them when we did. The worst way they could look at it is if they viewed players’ money as something they never had in the first place. In a typical Ponzi scheme, someone says, ‘I think I had $1 million,’ but that money was never really there. In this case, the money was actually there in an account.”

Many posters on PocketFives and other communities have questioned why the DOJ wouldn’t designate PokerStars to refund players given that the site did so after Black Friday? “I don’t think the DOJ thinks it’s good policy to be giving money back to the company they seized it from. This division collects fraud settlements and disperses them to claimants. This is their job. They’re going to handle it and do so at their own speed. We can do our best to urge the process along.”

Why does the process take a year? Is the DOJ horribly backlogged? Are they understaffed? “They made it clear to us that they are in the process of returning $3.1 billion this year to Americans,” Pappas relayed. “This isn’t the only case they’re dealing with. There are big cases they’re dealing with. When it comes to repayment, you can’t just repay people in installments either. You have to repay everyone at the same time.”

We’ve also had U.S. Full Tilt users ask about the possibility that they’ll never be reunited with their bankrolls. Pappas, however, was optimistic: “No, I don’t see that at all. It’s a matter of when, not if.”

As we alluded to already, U.S. players could see a percentage of their Full Tilt bankrolls returned to them rather than the complete amount, as is common in cases of fraud. Pappas evaluated, “In many cases, it appears that players only get a small percentage of their claim. I think this is a very unique case, though, in that this is almost as if people had money in a bank and the bank went defunct. Players should get all of the money in that bank because the money was there in the first place.”

On Capitol Hill, the lone fit for online poker as a rider appears to be a bill addressing the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Preliminary discussions on the issue have already begun, but whether Congress actually addresses it remains to be seen. Pappas warned, “Congress won’t tackle anything until they get back from Thanksgiving. There’s a concern from people like us who want to be part of a larger package that Congress may not get to a larger package between now and the end of the year. That’s somewhat out of our control, but we’re in a position to try to move a bill between now and the end of the year.”

November 13, 2012

November 18th, 7:30 AM Wreck Dive!
Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial  reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating
windows to the past.  Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles
nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues
of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life.
Palm Beach County has one of the best artificial reef programs in the country, so join us for
this 2-tank excursion. While the ability to dive any particular site is subject to
the weather, tides and currents, we’ll try to hit “The Corridor” which
features a drift dive encompassing the Mizpah, PC1174, Amaryllis , China
Barge, Brazilian Docks with a rock rubble wall connecting them all together.
It’s an excellent site with lots of fish life and even goliath groupers.
If tides and currents cooperate, we’ll also try for the Playpen as a second
dive. Otherwise, we’ll dive a natural reef for our second tank. Nitrox is recommended since the first dive will be up to
90 feet if you go to the  bottom of the Mizpah.
$65 + tax (equipment not included)
See Gaylin for
questions or to sign up at Deep Six Dive & Watersports in Vero Beach
772-562-2883

Thinking of riding the beaches on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.

September 8, 2012

Playa Chiquita Riding Adventures

 

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Port St Lucie Golfers….

August 31, 2012

Course Information

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Saints at Port St. Lucie Golf Course

Saints Golf Course to host free introductory session of First Tee program for junior golfers

junior golfers

All interested junior golfers and their parents are invited to attend a free introduction to the First Tee program at the Saints Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

To register for the free introductory session, please call the Saints Pro Shop at (772) 398-2901.

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Ask the Pro: “Shortening Your Backswing”

golfer's backswing

In this monthly video series, David O’Kelly, golf pro and manager at the Saint’s Golf Course, offers golfers tips that are sure to help them improve their scores and enjoy the game.

Estimated run time: 1 minute, 37 seconds

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Dive the aquarium at Disney World.

August 9, 2012

Divers update from DEEP SIX Divers.

The water is clear off the beach in Vero today, after a long several days of
murkiness. A couple divers reported top-to-bottom conditions. The viz should
last through Friday, and then it becomes a little iffy for the weekend with the
possible approach of more tropical blobs.

If catching lobsters isn’t your
bag, how about joining us for another Epcot trip? Dive the aquarium at Disney
World on Tuesday, August 14. Only $140. Includes dive, all dive gear, backstage
tour and souvenir bag. Meet at 6 PM, starts at 6:30pm through 9:30pm, including
the backstage tour, gearing up, preparation, orientation and the dive. The
Living Seas Aquarium is filled with 5.7 million gallons of salt water and is
200ft in diameter with a depth of 27ft. The Aquarium holds 2000-3000
inhabitants. All proceeds from Epcot Dive Quest are donated to the Disney
Wildlife Conservation fund. Sign up at Deep Six Dive & Watersports in Vero
Beach or call Kaleigh for more details, 772-562-2883

Stay wet and stay
safe,

Deep Six Watersports staff

Stuart: 772-692-2747
Vero:
772-562-2883