Wednesday, September 23, 2015

St. Gregory’s Annual Pet Blessing

Everyone and every furry, scaly, slimy, and feathered pets are welcome to attend the St. Gregory’s Annual Pet Blessing in Boca Raton.

The event will be held at the front lawn of the church on Saturday Oct 3rd 2015 at 11:00 am.
A short service and a special blessing to all our beloved pets and earth creatures to follow.

Stay for more fun and cuteness! Tri-County Animal Rescue will be showcasing some of their adoption-eligible animals. Simple Gifts Youth Band will share their talents and music.

Donations of pet food are needed. Your help is greatly appreciated!

St. Gregory’s Annual Pet Blessing
100 N.E. Mizner Blvd.
Boca Raton, Florida 33432

Saturday, October 3, 2015
11 AM

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A Midsummer Night's Ice Cream Fundraising for the kitties!

The Cat Network is having a A Midsummer Night's Ice Cream Fundraising for the kitties at Cherry Smash Ice Cream Parlour in Coral Springs on Thursday, August 20th, 2015.

Treat yourself to delicious specialty ice cream sundaes, old fashioned malts, ice cream sodas, banana splits, and more. All in a unique old fashion ambiance. The event will be from 6 - to 8 pm; a $5 contribution will get you five tickets for the raffle featuring fabulous prizes including pet-inspired jewelry, gifts for cats, event tickets and more!

The Cat Network is dedicated to reducing the overpopulation of stray and feral cats in South Florida through the humane practice of sterilization, vaccination, and release.

Yummy ice cream confections and saving homeless cats. A true Midsummer Night's Dream! Everybody's welcome :)

Cherry Smash
8000 Wiles Rd
Coral Springs, FL 33067

A Lion among ladies, is a most dreadful thing
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Act 3, Scene 1 by William Shakespeare

Thursday, July 30, 2015

S.O.S. Family Fun Day Dive Festival

Enjoy the final day of BugFest-By-The-Sea and Florida Lobster Mini-Season with a FREE Outdoor Event. The entire family is invited to S.O.S Family Fun Day Dive Festival on Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 9am to 5pm - Lauderdale By the Sea, FL

Register and enjoy a day full of water-related activities for kids of all ages:

9am - 11am Surfrider Foundation Beach Clean-Up

11am - 1:00pm Surf World Surf Shop Underwater Teen Snorkel Treasure hunt with prizes

Noon - Seagrape Surf Shop Skim board Contest with prizes · All ages

1pm - Stoked On Salt After Party with free 'Beach Clean Up Volunteers BBQ' sponsored by MINTO 

2:00pm - Windjammer Kids Tug-o-War: Lobsters vs. Angel Fish

In addition, enjoy live free concert by the Scuba Cowboy and Scuba Radio broadcast with host Greg Holt.

Stroll around the plaza to view cool and unique Nautical Arts & Crafts, taste delicious Shaved Ice & Ice Cream, free face painting & balloon twisting for the kids, free give-aways, rent a Kayak or Paddleboard and get into the water!

S.O.S Family Fun Day Dive Festival 
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 9am to 5pm
El Prado Park
4500 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BugFest Master Lobster Chef Competition & The Great Florida Bug Hunt winners

Come out and watch how five lobster chef teams compete in the "BugFest Master Lobster Chef Competition" on Thursday, July 30th 2015 - 6 pm to 8 pm at the Beach Pavilion/Ocean Plaza in Lauderdale by the Sea, FL.

The event is sponsored by Lenore Nolan-Ryan of Lenore Nolan-Ryan's Cooking School & Catering and is being hosted by the two Clownfish of Diving; ScubaNation TV's Billy C and Mitch!

Each team has 60 minutes to prepare the tastiest, succulent, most creative and delicious spiny lobster dish. At the turn of the clock the judges will taste each dish and (---drum roll...) declare the winning team!

This year's judges include:

The event is free and open to the public. Fun for the entire family, music by The Scuba Cowboy, ocean-themed Arts and Crafts vendors, contest awards for divers, raffle prizes, drinks by Aruba Beach Cafe.

At 8:30pm the winners of The Great Florida Bug Hunt will be announced and the fun continues. All BugFest divers are welcome!.

The party is being held at the Beach Pavilion/Ocean Plaza in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, 1 Commercial Blvd. 

It's going to be fun, fun, fun. Share with all your friends!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Great Florida Bug Hunt

The Great Florida Bug Hunt is an annual lobster hunting contest where scuba divers compete for cash and dive gear prizes to catch the biggest and prettiest spiny lobsters or "bugs."

The contest is held as part of Bugfest by the Sea festivities and during Florida's popular two-day lobster mini-season. Divers can catch up to 12 lobsters per day north of the Florida Keys. 

Divers can register online for the Great Florida Bug Hunt by visiting 
The cost of registration is $20. Divers receive a BugFest T-shirt and Reef Safe 'Goody Bag' with stuff worth an estimated $25.

The Final Bug Hunt Sign-Up will be in person on 28-Jul-201 6pm - 7pm at El Prado Park (4500 El Mar Drive) in Lauderdale by the Sea. 

The Bug Hunt begins at 12:01 midnight July 29 and runs through 5:00 PM July 30, 2015. Everybody has a chance to win something. There are fabulous prizes in many categories:

  • Buddy Team: Biggest 12 Bugs Caught By A Buddy Team 
  • Boat Diving: Biggest Bug Caught Off A Boat (private or commercial)
  • Beach Diving: Biggest Bug Caught Off The Beach
  • Bug Babe: Prettiest Lobster Caught Caught By A Woman Diver

For more information, please visit

Let’s get some bugs!