| Apr 14, 2013
It's difficult to know when to buy an airline ticket and when to wait. Some sites offer to guide you on the timing of your purchase.
I recently examined the fare prognostication tools used by Kayak and Bing, which advise travelers whether to buy plane...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 3:33 PM
When Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat owners Lori and Mike Curtin locked up at 5 p.m. Friday, they cried.
"We put our life into this business, and we're just tapped out," said Lori, 40. "We can't do any more."
The store's website encourages customers to say...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 8:55 AM
As the 28th Palm Beach International Boat Show opened Thursday, organizers were upbeat about expectations, noting that exhibits were sold out and advance ticket sales were up about 12 percent from last year.
For many exhibitors, strong buyer interest at...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 8:31 PM
Buckroe Fishing Pier (727-1486):
The pier will hold its 2013 fishing season grand opening Monday, April 1. Thereafter, the pier will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except when there are severe weather warnings in effect.
Kayak fishing (by...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 1:36 PM
In an empty Lido Marina Village office space, Duncan McIntosh has assembled his boat show preparation essentials: a coffee maker, creamer and sugar.
"All the stuff that'll probably kill you," he said with a laugh.
McIntosh has organized the yacht...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 4:21 AM
I'm filling in for your regular recapper, Janell. I'm usually on b's dance show beat, covering "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance." This show is pairs of people doing things that are uncomfortable, so how different can it be?
| Apr 4, 2013
| 6:26 AM
Two things became clear at Wednesday night's budget work session of the Gloucester Board of Supervisors.
The first is that proposed tax hikes are not popular with members of the Board of Supervisors. The second is that the next budget work session,...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 9:58 AM
As California struggles financially and sales tax generated from boat sales is dramatically down, yet another state has taken a step to increase its sales tax revenue. Maryland's legislature voted this week to cap the state's vessel tax at $15,...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 9:13 AM
What do you get when you cross a dragon with a boat?
Depending on your imagination, you could get a lot of things. But the first thing you’d get, “dragon boating,” is more than just a badass-sounding compound word. It’s a 1,000-...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 7:35 PM
Newport Beach residents Doug and Alice Brownell stood on the docks admiring a 39-foot catamaran exhibited Friday at the Newport Boat Show.
The couple has attended the boat show, now celebrating its 40th anniversary, nearly every year since the 1970s....