January 2018 Newsletter
SAILFISH MARINA & RESORT
Our client, Sailfish Marina, has almost completed their south dock replacement with a temporary permit that allows boats to dock at the marina today. Once the permit is granted, there will be an official red ribbon cutting ceremony and a celebration for all to enjoy.
North dock plans are in the lengthy permitting process that will allow for its replacement to include the same new floating dock material.
TMS team member, Michelle Damone, has been attending many events at the Sailfish Marina including a recent fishing tournament, the Rotary Club luncheons, neighborhood meetings and all the weekly Thursday evening art shows. She has been communicating with the public about all the exciting new improvements occurring at the Sailfish Marina & Resort in Palm Beach Shores, Florida.
WANTMAN GROUP, INC.
TMS is pleased to be providing public involvement for the Wantman Group, Inc. (WGI) on the FDOT 4-Bridges Palm Beach County project. The first of three public meetings takes place on March 14, 2018. It is regarding replacement of the El Clair Ranch Road Bridge in Palm Beach County. WGI, a Florida consulting firm founded in 1972, provides a comprehensive range of infrastructure services. Originally established by a dedicated professional engineer to primarily serve a private client base, WGI has since grown and diversified by offering related professional services for both public and private clients including Civil Engineering, Surveying and Mapping, Transportation Engineering, Structural Engineering, and other services. For more information, please visit: www.wantmangroup.com
Cody Doss, a Palm Beach county native, recent FSU graduate, and good friend is a professional singer, drummer and guitarist with King Complex. They bring an unapologetically experimental vibe to indie electronic music. Recording and mixing in their home studio allows for a vast amount of experimentation within every aspect of its production. Their genre-crossing approach explores a space-like aura, capturing a dance energy while maintaining a gritty drive. Their first single “Pulling Strings” hooks you with its trance-like vocals: “Do you dream like I do?” and quickly becomes the unequivocal core of this new direction. Mixing the likes of MGMT with Radiohead, King Complex embraces the challenge of sounding relevant without sacrificing artistic integrity. See them perform at Swampgrass Willy's on February 2 and at Respectables on February 3.
The new King Complex album “Phase //” can be downloaded for free from their website at www.kingcomplexmusic.com. Their music is also available on Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and all other streaming services. They will be playing shows stretching from Ft. Lauderdale to Tallahassee in the next month, tour dates can be found at https://www.kingcomplexmusic.com/tour. Be sure to follow them on Facebook www.facebook.com/kingcomplexmusic and Instagram (@KingComplexMusic) to see what they’re up to now.
SOUTH FLORIDA FAIR
Sharon Merchant, TMS President, serves on the board of directors for the South Florida Fair. The theme of this year's fair is "Magical Parades." There will be a parade every day, according to Fair President and CEO Rick Vymlatil. "We are going to have Mardi Gras parades on both Tuesdays and a variety of other parades as we go through the 17 days of the fair." Other parade themes include St. Patrick's Day, Oktoberfest and a take-off on the Thanksgiving Day Parade, called "Thank a Farmer parade." A variety of new foods will be featured, as well as the popular New Orleans Food Court offering authentic Louisiana cuisine. Another highlight this year is The Midway Sky Eye, North America’s largest, portable observation wheel, promoted as the “ride of a lifetime”. The massive wheel reaches a peak height of 155 feet and is comprised of more than 500 pieces. It reaches so high that it requires FAA clearance, which has already been obtained. The wheel is equipped with more than 524,000 individual LED red, green, blue, yellow, orange and purple lights, making it the brightest spectacle at the fair, and requires more than six miles of electrical wiring. The 36 gondolas hold six riders each, who can see for miles from the top.
For more information, map and schedule, visit www.southfloridafair.com
BUCK'S CORNER, BY BUCK MERCHANT
OMG! Had so much fun on my trip! Left special pee-mail messages everywhere between home and Carolina Beach. It ought to make a lot of lady dogs smile… not so much with the guys. I got to snooze on the ride all the way up – a marathon sleeping opportunity. I am a champ! It was chilly in NC, and I was energized! We went everywhere, including a wine bar, where I got lots of attention. I got to run the whole length of the beach. Not sure why some people looked funny when I was running up to them…? Anyway, my cousin Cody Doss (Aunt Lisa’s son) is a real ROCK STAR. He is cool, and we are pals. We went on some awesome walks. I napped on his clothes and chewed his ear muffs and he didn’t get mad. Grandma Barbara made me a comfy bed on Aunt Lisa’s expensive leather couch. Not sure Aunt Lisa thought this was such a great idea, but it sure was nice and Grandma scratches so good! I snuggle with her and she loves me. Uncle Chris calls me Nerd and calls me over for good scratches. Not sure what a nerd is…? On the way home, I slept in my first hotel. Mom fibbed and said I weighed under 25 pounds. Ha! That is a whopper! Anyway, that is all for now. See you next month! Buck