There’s absolutely no doubt that the 75th anniversary of the Miami International Boat Show will take place on schedule in its new location at the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin from Feb. 11-15. And last week’s decision by the Miami-Dade county commissioners to defer expected action was due to more noise from Key Biscayne’s […]
Melissa Danko’s single-minded focus on service to the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey has earned her the 2015 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Award.
When 42 percent of the U.S. House of Representatives says it’s time to revise the ethanol mandate in this country, it’s time for the Environmental Protection Agency to heed the call. A bipartisan group of 184 House members sent a letter last week to the EPA calling for revisions. According to a report from the […]
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is complaining about the way a teacher handled some frogs that were about to be dissected in a Florida high school science class.
Leaders of the major boating industry trade associations on the national, state and local levels will gather next week in Orlando for three days of meetings and discussions on a wide range of subjects. First, attendees will join the annual meeting of the Advisory Council of Marina Associations on Monday. The ACMA meeting traditionally includes […]
Remember the refurbished cruiser Honey Fitz that John F. Kennedy enjoyed off Martha Vineyard? Or Kennedy’s epic adventures aboard PT109 in the Pacific Ocean? Then, there was FDR planning D-Day while on the Potomac aboard the elegant Trumpy-designed Presidential yacht Sequoia. Nixon entertained aboard her, too. Eventually Jimmy Carter sold her. And, of course, the […]
I recall a time prior to 2008 when Discover Boating had a strong national TV campaign and it was airing a commercial with a variety of dogs aboard and the key line “Dogs love boating, too.” Not being a dog owner, I thought the theme was a stretch, at best. Well, I was wrong then […]
Here’s a tale of two states — Florida and Michigan — and the need to keep summer from ending early. One state is winning, the other is not. Both have big impacts on boating. First, in Florida it was just announced that schools will be allowed to open as early as Aug. 10, two or […]
It’s not even Halloween and I’m already thinking Christmas? I didn’t mean to, but right next to the Halloween costumes and candy at our local Target is — you guessed it — everything from Christmas tree lights to model gingerbread houses. Well, if Target’s marketing gurus know October is time to get Christmas promotion underway, […]
Yesterday, I took my Yukon into my local GMC dealer for an oil change and to find out why my engine light was on. Now, I’m a loyal customer. I bought the vehicle there and I’ve always had it serviced at the dealership, even knowing the oil change costs more and takes longer than at […]