McDonalds® Air & Sea ShowSaturday, May 5th & Sunday, May 6th Location: Las Olas Boulevard at A1A / Fort Lauderdale Beach One of the world’s largest spectator events, this two-day extravaganza features top military and civilian performances along four miles of beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach. According to military and city estimates, the show draws millions of people each year. This world-class event is part of the McDonald’s® National Salute to America’s Heroes, and is the kick-off for National Military Appreciation Month observed each May. The National Salute also includes Fleet Week USA presented by McDonald’s, which brings several Navy ships and thousands of sailors to Fort Lauderdale.Show hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday May 5th and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday May 6th.Best viewing for the McDonalds Air & Sea Show are along Fort Lauderdale beach between Oakland Park and Las Olas Blvd. The Show is under an open sky. Patrons are encouraged to plan accordingly. It is advised that spectators prepare for a day in the sun by wearing sunscreen, as well as a hat and sunglasses. They should also drink an adequate amount of water to avoid dehydration. For convenience, concessions will be available up and down the beach, with food courts located on A1A near Sunrise Boulevard.

Readers respond: Using a buyer agent
Last week’s column on shopping for a buyers agent elicited considerable response from real-estate brokers and agents, especially on the topic of exclusive buyers agents and dual agency. See House Talk.

Listing at $125 million could set U.S. record
A Los Angeles mansion modeled on Versailles and other French palaces has just gone on the market for $125 million, tying it for second place among available U.S. properties. See story from RealEstateJournal.

Housing starts, permits rise 0.8% in March
Boosted by warmer weather, construction of new homes increased 0.8% in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.518 million, the highest level this year, the Commerce Department estimated Tuesday. Building permits also increased 0.8% in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.544 million. See Economic Report.

How I got fired by my interior designer
I have been fired by an interior designer. See Teardown Diary.

Members of FAR “Rallied in Tally” yesterday and told lawmakers that they want something done about property taxes. FAR members visited their districts’ senators and representatives, reminding most of them that they rode to victory based on a promise to lower the skyrocketing costs for property insurance and property taxes. “We’re looking for you to perform,” said FAR President Nancy Riley. “Roll back that millage and let’s tighten the belt a little bit.” House Speaker Marco Rubio (R-West Miami) joined Riley, telling the audience that property tax problems are the primary issue facing lawmakers this year. “People will leave (the state); they’ve started to do so because Florida is starting to look like the states they came here to get away from,” said Rubio. If we don’t change that, we will pay a big price for it.” Copyright © 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Friday, April 13, 2007

:: 12th Annual Bank of America Wine and Culinary Celebration at the Museum of Discovery and Science

Where: Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Ft. Lauderdale FL 33312 Info: More Info
Time: 6:00 PM

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12th Annual Bank of America Wine and Culinary Celebration at the Museum of Discovery and Science

VIP Admission 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
VIP lounge opens at 8:00 p.m.
General Admission 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Parking is available in the parking lot off of 5th Avenue, across from the Museum.

This popular event promises unique and up-scale wine and culinary experiences. The evening will feature a progressive sequence of wine and food pairings, each bound to delight, educate and entertain guests.

Unique Features: Showcase of over 30 of South Florida’s Premier Restaurants and over 200 Wines and Spirits from around the WorldSilent Auction VIP Wine Tasting Mini-SeminarsRaffleComplimentary Riedel Wine glassPurchase your Wine and Culinary Celebration Tickets online and they will be mailed to you prior to the event.

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The Atlantic 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.

Bahia Mar Beach Resort 801 Seabreeze Blvd.

Best Western Pelican Beach 2000 North Atlantic Blvd.,

Marriott Harbor Beach Resort And Spa3030 Holiday Drive

Comfort Inn Ft. Lauderdale3551 W. Commercial Blvd

Amerisuites Fort Lauderdale 17Th Street1851 S.E. 10th Ave.