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SPRINGFIELD, VA – With President Biden’s signing today of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), you may have mistakenly thought that only road, bridge, rail, power and water infrastructure, public transit, drinking and wastewater, high speed internet, environmental, and…
BoatUS Foundation and Berkley Celebrate Breakthrough Concepts in Fishing Line and Soft Bait Recycling: ‘Recast and Recycle’ Contest Winners Announced
ANNAPOLIS, Md., October 7, 2021 – Recycling old fishing line and soft baits into new products is labor-intensive, inefficient and simply, for many anglers, not easy to do. This hampers the ability to grow the volume of line and soft bait recycling in the U.S. However, three BoatUS Foundation and Berkley Recast and…
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On August 17, 2021, EPA released the National Coastal Condition Assessment, a scientifically rigorous survey of the nation’s estuarine and Great Lakes nearshore waters, and one of the four National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS). The National Coastal Condition Assessment (NCCA) reports on the health of estuarine…
SPRINGFIELD, Va. – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. “Social…
A Dive Into the 2020 U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Statistics Reveal How the Pandemic Affected Boating in Ways Just Beginning to be Understood ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 16, 2021 – The U.S. Coast Guard recently released the 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics, and reports of accidents, fatalities and injuries were…
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 29, 2021 – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. &ldquo…
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., – A bill that aims to both address the continuing vessel anchoring challenges facing some Florida counties while balancing the needs of responsible vessel operators became law yesterday with the signing of FL S.B. 1946 by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS)…
2021 Special Report On Fishing Emphasizes Highest Overall Participation in 14 Years - Surge in female, youth, Hispanic, and African American participation supports new record
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Recreational fishing and boating continues to reach new and diverse audiences according to a new industry study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The 2021 Special Report on Fishing found that: 19.7 million females went fishing in 2020, a 10%…
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Boat owners wishing to do good or take advantage of potential tax benefits may consider donating their boats to charity. Often this decision is made at the end of year just before the start of the new tax season. Waiting until the end of the year, however, could shortchange a boater’s potential…
“Do I know how to be found in an emergency?” That’s a question every boater should ask at the beginning of the boating season. The answer, however, is likely to go far beyond simply having a cellphone aboard. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers five tips that can potentially…
CLEWISTON, Fla., April 21, 2021 – In January, TowBoatUS Lake Allatoona, Georgia, was awarded “Tower of the Year” at the annual gathering of the nationwide TowBoatUS on-water towing and assistance fleet. Today, the company’s owner, Capt. Chris Day, is growing his 24-hour service that helps boaters…
They Are at It Again: Confusing and Ineffective Fuel Pump Warning Labels Do Not Help Boaters Choose Safe Fuel
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 1, 2021 – Efforts by the ethanol industry to create a new federal rule that would weaken or eliminate important warning labels designed to prevent boaters and consumers from misfueling with prohibited higher-ethanol fuels at roadside gas pumps has Boat Owners Association of The United States…
SPRINGFIELD, Va., May 24, 2021 – The traditional kickoff of the summer boating season, Memorial Day weekend, is just days away, and TowBoatUS, the on-water towing service that gets boats home after they break down or run aground, is expecting a very busy 2021 summer boating season ahead with increased boating traffic…
On March 17th, the IRS announced that individual taxpayers have until May 17th to file and pay their 2020 federal income tax. You don’t need to file any forms for this relief it’s automatic. It’s important to note that this extension does not apply to corporations, partnerships, estates, or trusts. You…
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 23, 2021 – In recreational boating, cellphones are just fine for routine communications. So why do you need a VHF radio – either a handheld or fixed mount – on your boat? Because in an emergency it’s the only thing that can directly connect you to the U.S. Coast Guard’s…
Applies to boats less than 26 feet operating on plane or above displacement speed SPRINGFIELD, Va., March 15, 2021 – There are new engine cutoff device wear requirements for recreational boat operators as part of the January 1, 2021, passage of National Defense Authorization Act that included a U.S. Coast Guard…
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11/5/2020 5:57:00 AM
Willie Williams is now 80 years old, but she has fond memories of her former landlady, “Miss Love,” especially her practice of carrying all her housekeeping supplies in an old, rusty-wheeled baby ...
11/5/2020 5:47:00 AM
The Lanark Village Golf Club will be having “The Big One” Yard Sale starting this Friday, Nov. 6, through Sunday, Nov. 8 at 8:30 a.m. We will be on Heffernan, across from Chillas Hall, just follow the ...
11/4/2020 3:49:00 PM
Saturday night at Chestnut Cemetery was one of the most successful Ghost Walks ever. Overseen by the walk’s founder, Delores Roux, the event raised more than $2,100 for cemetery maintenance, as an ...
10/31/2020 6:59:00 AM
Legendary architect Carl Abbott, FAIA, and real estate doyenne Michael Saunders both grew up in Sarasota and established their careers here in the 1970s. They recently sat down together to discuss how ...
10/30/2020 3:50:00 AM
Dr. Casey Rockwell, assistant professor of marketing and advertising in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Business, has been named the 2020 Sun Belt Conference Faculty of the Year.
10/29/2020 12:51:00 PM
An individual was bitten by a shark Thursday on St. George Island according to Franklin County Sheriff's deputies.
10/29/2020 12:23:00 PM
ST. GEORGE ISLAND, Fla. (WCTV) - The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says a person was bitten by a shark on St. George Island at the Cut on Thursday. FCSO says the individual is okay. Officials did ...
10/22/2020 5:48:00 AM
Crows are among the most mindful of birds. My wife Alice and I have long known that from observing those who inhabit the woods of our lakeside home and occasionally swoop down for a morning hello. But ...
10/22/2020 5:41:00 AM
On the contrary, the largely electronic, some by mail, vote that was concluded and announced Saturday, was not a formal renaming of the affluent community on the westernmost third of St. George Island ...
10/22/2020 5:33:00 AM
In preparation for this year’s Hallowe’en Ghost Walk, the Apalachicola Area Historical Society enjoyed the work of volunteers to help with its clean-up of Chestnut Cemetery last Saturday. Volunteers ...
10/19/2020 5:00:00 PM
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10/19/2020 2:21:00 PM
The Apalachicola Bay is well-known for its oysters. But over the years as population, agriculture and management practices have led to less water flowing ...
10/19/2020 9:30:00 AM
Thomasville City Manager Alan Carson announced Monday that Dominic Ford has been named the city’s new Executive Director of Human Resources and Community Relations, effective Dec. 1. Ford ...
10/18/2020 6:44:00 AM
UCLA extended a new offer to 2021 defensive line prospect Joshua Farmer of Apalachicola (Fla.) Gadsden County. It's noteworthy for many reasons. UCLA has only offered a handful of 2021 prospects in ...
10/16/2020 8:01:00 PM
Oysters aren’t the only industry depending on water flowing from the Apalachicola River.The trees that make Florida’s famous tupelo honey also need water flowing through the river to survive.
10/16/2020 2:48:00 PM
The crowd voted on the contestants by making monetary deposits in each of their buckets, and Stanley took top prize, and a crown. The Pink Out did not have a silent auction this year but hopes to ...
10/15/2020 11:49:00 AM
Island Civic Club will host its second annual Golf Event & Charity Fundraiser at St James Bay Golf Club, this Friday, Oct. 16. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a Shotgun Start at 10 a.m. Awards ...
10/15/2020 11:29:00 AM
A few weeks ago, on a perfect fall afternoon, Bill Gladwin drove from Tallahassee to Apalachicola hauling precious cargo: a 180-year old square grand piano that had been in his possession for half a ...
10/15/2020 11:25:00 AM
The board of directors for the Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts is working on plans for a shortened 2021 concert season. Due to the COVID-19 virus, no indoor programs are being held during the ...
10/14/2020 6:30:00 AM
The Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA — Wiregrass Foundation North hosts its first-ever online reverse raffle. The college’s annual “Corks and Forks” event was cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is being ...
10/14/2020 6:17:51 AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - With the 2020 General Election under one month away, early voting is underway in Georgia and begins Monday, Oct. 19, in Florida. With that in mind, below is a list of ...
10/14/2020 6:03:00 AM
Florida State leads #5 UNC, 31-28, in the fourth quarter.
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