Palm Beach County residents and sport fishing enthusiasts have something new to explore this season at Sailfish Marina Resort. Recently, Sailfish Marina debuted their impressive new tiki hut with a grand opening celebration. The tiki hut bar was built in part by members of the Seminole Tribe and offers a prime spot to enjoy a bite to eat or drink with picturesque Intracoastal sunsets. Longtime customers, slip owners, marine industry professionals, elected officials and others were in attendance for the opening night. TMS provided public relations, media outreach and designed postcards to promote the exciting event. In continuing their dedication of providing an ideal destination, Sailfish Marina Resort looks forward to offering customers even more to enjoy.
Palm Beach Kennel Club – Did You Know?
Voters approved Constitutional Amendment 13 banning dog racing in Florida. This will impact our community here in Palm Beach County in many ways. Beginning January 1, 2021, the Palm Beach Kennel Club (PBKC) will be prohibited from racing greyhounds for wagering. Nearly 5,000 greyhounds statewide will need new homes. Close to 1,000 dogs will need future homes here in Palm Beach County alone. Their over 500 longtime employees will face job loss and an uncertain future. PBKC has always been a generous supporter of many charities. We asked Theresa Hume, PBKC Director of Publicity to comment. She said, “While we were hopeful the Amendment would fail, PBKC planned for both outcomes. PBKC will carry on doing business as usual today and in the days to come. … We can assure you that we will do everything in our power to protect our employee’s jobs. With regards to the greyhounds, we have almost two years and we plan to proceed with our current racing schedule. We hope our fans will come and enjoy our sport for the upcoming years. When greyhound racing winds down, we assure you we will find homes for every greyhound. We will also be exploring all avenues to keep our business viable.” This ban was supported financially by both the Seminole Tribe and Disney.
President George H.W. Bush
Sharon Merchant with President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush.
TMS joins the nation in mourning the passing of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States. He served our great country with humility, grace and dignity. Elected officials today should model their behavior as he did. He accepted the blame when things went wrong and shared the credit for all good things. He was smart, funny, generous and loved his wife, Barbara Pierce Bush, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Prior to his Presidency, Bush served as our 43rd Vice President, U.S. Congressman, Ambassador to the United Nations, U.S. Liaison to the Peoples Republic of China, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Following the bombing at Pearl Harbor he enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a Naval aviator fighting for his country during WW II. America has lost a true Stateman. We send our condolences to former President George W. Bush, Governor Jeb Bush, and the entire Bush family.
Buck’s Corner, by Buck Merchant
I LOVE this cool weather! It makes me feel frisky. I smile, walk faster and sniff more. Every weekend I get a bath, rain or shine. I don’t mind even if it is chilly. Once I am clean, Mom takes me with her to restaurants to meet her friends. I love to go because humans love dogs. They pet me and tell me I am a good boy and sneak me food. Mom says I am a man magnet. Don’t mention this to Uncle Paul, please. Mom and I are planning to fix Christmas breakfast at my Mimi’s house. She is very nice, but old. She loves all dogs, especially me. She loves cats, too, and I love to chase them. Mom gives me the “hairy eye” and a lecture every time. I just want to taste one… Anyway, we are making a good breakfast and I think Uncle Paul will sneak me some… don’t tell Mom. He says I am a good boy and he is buying me a brontosaurus bone. They are HUGE and delicious. Mom says they are beef, but I think they must be from dinosaurs. Mom and I are having my co-workers at our house to celebrate Christmas soon. Rumor is they are having steaks. I bet Uncle Todd sneaks me a piece of steak! Oh boy, I can’t wait! That is all for now. Merry Christmas from Buck and Mom!