Polynesian Culture Festival

Hosted at Jaco Pastorius Park, Oakland Park from Feb. 25-26

Event Information 

Are you ready for summer and are itching to do the hula?  An authentic Polynesian show is coming near you featuring fire & knife dancers, hula dancers and a hula contest, island music, ukulele exhibition, South Pacific arts and crafts, a kids corner and, of course, mouth-watering island food and a Tiki bar. There will even be contests held and now’s your chance to win. If you have a shop you would like to set up you can submit yourvendor application to: [email protected] Pricing information will be linked below.

For more information visit:

polynesiancultureassociation.com

http://www.polynesiancultureassociation.com/vendor-information/

The 2018 Miami Beach Yacht Show!

This event will be hosted on February 15 – 19 at 4601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

Event Information

While being in  South Florida this is one event you should not miss! Whether you are just visiting or you happen to live here come check out the showcase with more than 500 new and used yachts. They also have a wide array of the latest marine technology and accessories in case you are looking to jazz up your own boat. This even features floating cocktail lounges, great food and live music. You can even buy a A VIP Experience ticket that includes a personal concierge. The main part of the show spans more than a mile along the Indian Creek Waterway in Miami Beach. To buy tickets and see more information visit: MiamiYachtShow.com

Discover Olustee

The Annual Olustee Battle Festival and Reenactment is February 16-18. The annual three-day event draws thousands of visitors each year. The festival is held in Downtown Lake City, FL, at Olustee Park on Friday and Saturday. Downtown you will see vendors and crafters, historical displays, entertainment, the annual parade, the skirmish between the Merrimack and the Monitor on Lake DeSoto, and much more! The reenactment is located at nearby Olustee Battlefield State Park. The official battle reenactment takes place on Sunday. Thousands of reenactors from all over the southeast encamp the grounds where the battle took place over 150 years ago. Once stepping into the park, you are transported back in time as you take in the sights and sounds. See medical demonstrations, cavalry tactics, artillery firings, army encampments, drill and ceremonies and more. Come out and see this important part of Florida’s history! Visit olusteefestival.com for more information.

MARDI GRAS PARADES

MARDI GRAS PARADES — it’s a wonderful event filled with beads and laughter with four days of Mardi Gras parties and parades for Emerald Coast area revelers. Elaborate floats and outlandish costumes will lead the Florida-style pageantry. It kicks off with the Krewe of Lafitte’s Illuminated Night Parade(Feb. 9), continues with Pensacola’s Grand Mardi Gras Parade (Feb. 10), the Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras Parade (Feb. 11) and Destin Harbor’s 9th Annual Mardi Gras Parade at HarborWalk Village (Feb. 10).
When: Feb. 9-10, 13
Where: Pensacola and Destin

for more info
Web: kreweoflafitte.compensacolamardigras.compensacolabeachmardigras.comhttps://www.emeraldgrande.com

 

MARDI GRAS BARKUS PARADE — Instead of parade featuring pirates tossing beads, you’ll be entertained by our favorite four-legged friends decked out in eye patches, beads and more. Led by the Mystic Krewe of Salty Barkers, the theme for the 8th annual extravaganza is BourBone Street Blues. All are invited to be a part of the festivities by outfitting you and your dog. And because it’s Florida, decked out bicycles and golf carts also welcome in the parade. As per tradition, the parade’s queen and king will feature two shelter dogs looking for their “furever” home. Includes live music, artisans and food.
When: Feb. 10
Where: Apalachicola

for more info
Web: bit.ly/2FlA4bW

REACHING OUT ON NEW PLATFORMS !!!!

In 2018 our goal for this year is to focus more on social media!!! Getting comments and likes are just part of the fun and enjoyment as we love seeing our platforms grow more everyday. Of course we would be no where without the thousands of you guys out there supporting us. We can not thank you enough whether you have been a long time or a recent user we greatly appreciate you!!! We just recently relaunched our Instagram page as well as trying to make daily posts to our Facebook. If you have had a good experience with us we would love to hear your feedback on

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Looking for low-budget, unique gift ideas with a personal touch?

You may find what you need through LakeCity4sale to get you started! From such things as used furniture, clothing, and salvaged or left-over building materials, and a little inspiration, you can create a memorable, treasured gift. Check Pinterest for some inspiration; shop on LakeCity4sale for used furniture, antiques, miscellaneous home & garden items, clothing & accessoriestools or whatever else that you might imagine; hit up local garage sales; then make your vision come to life!

IDIDARIDE 2018

The Suwannee Bicycle Association of White Springs is hosting Ididaride XXIV, an off-road bicycle endurance challenge through the woodlands along the Suwannee River on Saturday, January 27. Entry fee includes continental breakfast, mid-ride lunch, snacks, and post-ride dinner. Proceeds will be used to develop more off-road bicycle trails and other facilities. Interested in participating in the challenge or volunteering? Click here for more information.

Disaster Preparedness

Hurricane SeasonMake a plan. Know how you will be able to communicate with your family in case you are apart in the event of a disaster, care for pets, & shut off your utilities.

Gather essential supplies including enough food & water to sustain you & your family for at least 72 hours. Other items you will want to have on hand include a battery-powered or hand crank radio, flashlight with extra batteries, first aid kit, garbage bags, moist towelettes, bleach, blankets, matches, a manual can opener, paper goods, local maps, paper & pencil, & important documents such as IDs, insurance policies, & financial documents in a water-proof container. You’ll want to consider any special needs your family may have which may include prescription medications, baby formula, or pet food.

Secure your property. Cover your home’s windows, install straps to further secure your roof, trim shrubs & trees, & bring in or secure loose outdoor items such as patio furniture & garbage cans.

For more on how you can be prepared, visit Ready.gov, NOAA.gov, CDC.govRedCross.org, & Columbia County Emergency Management,

Source: http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes.

Tagging Ads with Keywords

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  • separate tags with a comma
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  • always tag breed & features that are likely to appear in other ads
  • limit to about 3 to 5 tags
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  • capitalize the first letter of proper names and brands
  • double-check your spelling
  • don’t use all caps unless it’s an acronym
  • also tag abbreviations such as “VW” for “Volkswagen”
  • tag with “wanted” if you are looking to buy something
  • tag with “trade” if you are willing to trade
  • tag with “free” only if the item is truly free without having to buy anything else
  • don’t repeat the category in the tags
  • tag colors, materials, etc.
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