Posts Tagged ‘Grand’

Miss Mardi Gras Drag Queen Pageant Finds Their King and Grand Marshall for Big Event Organized by CMJ Productions and Downtown Dunedin Merchant’s Association

Dunedin Mardi Gras will host its Miss Mardi Gras Pageant at Blur Nightclub in Dunedin.

Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) February 05, 2015

It is the time of year again for the annual Miss Mardi Gras Pageant, a night full of big wigs, glamour and evening gowns. Female impersonators from around the area will gather to compete for the title of Miss Mardi Gras Queen. Coming up on its 24 year run, this pageant was created by Bob Moore of Kelly’s, Chica-a-boom Room, and Blur Nightclub in Dunedin to add a new element to their yearly event: the Dunedin Mardi Gras.

Miss Mardi Gras is the longest running female impersonation pageant in Florida. While it is usually all about the queens, the rest of the royal line-up has been announced for CMJ’s big event. Dave Eggers, the former Mayor of Dunedin and current Pinellas County Commissioner, has been chosen as the King and escort for the Miss Mardi Gras Queen, while Chuck Henson from the local Bay News 9 team has been knighted the title of Grand Marshall. The winner of the Miss Mardi Gras pageant will ride in the Mardi Gras parade and also perform for guests after the parade ends. Other entertainment and activities after the parade include:

Performances from Applebutter Express, Nathan & the Zyedeco Cha Chas and more;
Jugglers, caricature artists and street performers;
Bands on three stages.

Blur Nightclub will be hosting the pageant on February 15 and locals can use this time to purchase VIP tickets for the parade that will be on February 17. The annual Dunedin Mardi Gras Parade is expecting thousands of both local and outside citizens to participate in the family-friendly festivities. With music starting at the Pioneer Park pavilion around 4 p.m., the parade sets off at 7:30 p.m. featuring over 50 unique floats while beads are being tossed from every angle into the crowd.

Additionally, several elected officials from other areas will ride in the parade to tie in with event’s “Tampa Bay’s Mardi Gras” inclusion effort. The Downtown Dunedin Merchant’s Association (DDMA) and City of Dunedin Commissioners will also be riding together on a float during the event.

The Miss Mardi Gras Pageant serves to promote Dunedin to a wide and diverse group of people. Guests of the parade and pageant are encouraged to book accommodations at host hotel Beso Del Sol Resort for ease of access to the event.

More information on the 24th Annual Dunedin Mardi Gras Parade and Festival is available at

About CMJ Productions:

Founded by Corey Judge, an event planner in Tampa Bay that has been has contributing to the economic impact of the area for 10 years, CMJ has created or co-created the area’s most popular events such as Dunedin’s Wines the Blues, Dunedin Mardi Gras, Taste of Dunedin, the Clear Music Jazz Series and Beauty Meets Art. CMJ’s purpose is to help people experience the vibrancy and fun of the Tampa Bay area while also enhancing the quality of life for those that live here.

Vocus©Copyright 1997-

, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.
Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.

The Mail Box Stores Inc. Announces the Grand Opening of 1st Stop Mail Center

1st Stop Mail Center

Ellenwood, GA (PRWEB) October 11, 2013

The Mail Box Stores, Inc. today announces the opening of 1st Stop Mail Center, a full service postal and business center locally owned and operated by Janice Miles and Marilyn Dunn of Ellenwood, Georgia.

1st Stop Mail Center is located at 2806 East Atlanta Road in the Paradise Shoppes Plaza. They offer more than 25 shipping, postal and business related services and a wide range of related retail products and gift items, including shipping, packaging, full color copies, notary service, secure shredding, key duplication, passport and ID photos, computer time rentals, internet access, business cards and letterhead, mailbox rentals, and more.

In addition to all their services, 1st Stop Mail Center carries shipping supplies, corrugated boxes, packaging supplies, bubble wrap, tape, loose fill, shipping labels, cushioned mailers, decorated boxes and a line of office products. They offer personalized friendly service and convenient parking from 7:30am-7pm Monday through Friday, Saturday 9am – 5pm, and Sunday 10am-3pm.

Janice and Marilyn contracted with The Mail Box Stores (MBS, to develop 1st Stop Mail Center. Along with its parent company, MBS is North America’s largest discount retail store developer. They have assisted over 3,000 independent business owners since 1995 in establishing their own stores. MBS provides a complete turnkey business opportunity, including funding, site and lease acquisition, fixtures, merchandise, all labor, training, and a no-cost long term support program. According to Theresa Whitley, the company’s General Manager, “Janice and Marilyn were involved in every stage of the process regarding their store’s development, from choosing the location and merchandise, to undergoing extensive training. Their hard work and dedication will make 1st Stop Mail Center a wonderful addition to Ellenwood—we wish them the greatest success!”

Vocus©Copyright 1997-

, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.
Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.

Yoshi Tatsu tags in for an injured Santino Marella in the epic conclusion of “Foreign Exchange.” Can the intrepid foreign correspondent do his boss proud? An…
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Nine Ways to Enjoy a Grand Junction Winter

Cycling the Colorado National Monument

Grand Junction, Colorado (PRWEB) December 04, 2012

Grand Junction, Colo. – Colorado’s western side is a treasure trove of well-kept winter secrets. In a region known for world-class skiing, the Grand Junction area adds wineries, prehistoric monsters, scenic drives, and Western culture to make for an unforgettable winter getaway. And unlike other Colorado winter destinations, Grand Junction’s mild winter climate (53 degree year round average) lets you enjoy four seasons of activities — all winter!

Here are just a few ideas to round out a winter visit:

    Grand Mesa: The world’s largest flat-topped mountain – the Grand Mesa – covers some 500 square miles just east of Grand Junction. A prime summer destination for hiking, biking, and boating, during the winter the mesa offers visitors miles and miles of excellent backcountry skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling, as well as groomed Nordic tracks.

    Powderhorn Resort: Nestled against the side of the Grand Mesa and less than an hour’s drive from downtown Grand Junction, Powderhorn Resort offers an intimate skiing experience for skiers of all ages and abilities. The mountain features 1,600 skiable acres with 63 trails, five lifts, three terrain parks, and spectacular views of alpine forests and red rock desert.

    Explore Colorado’s history (and prehistory): Grand Junction is home to two truly unique museums. The Museum of the West takes visitors back to the “real wild West” of Anasazi ancestors, early settlers, and the economic development of the west, with interactive displays that take you right into adobe houses, one-room schoolhouse, and even a full-size uranium mine. Go even further back in time at the Dinosaur Journey Museum, where hands-on interactive displays use real fossils, cast skeletons and robotic reconstructions of dinosaurs to bring Colorado’s prehistoric denizens to life.

    Colorado National Monument: There are so many ways to enjoy the stunning red rock canyons of Colorado National Monument during the winter. The 23-mile Rim Rock Drive is the only paved road through the Monument, climbing from the Grand Valley floor up onto the Uncompahgre Plateau. Although portions of the park may be closed to car traffic during the winter, much of the closed road and unpaved trails are open – and uncrowded – for hiking and snowshoeing.

    Golf: The Grand Valley’s mild winter temperatures and sunny days make it one of the few places in the world where you can ski in the morning and golf in the afternoon. And with 90 holes in 5 outstanding courses, you can pick your game!

    Biking: Sunny days also keep a good portion of local bike trails free of ice and snow. Bicycles are permitted on the open portions of Colorado National Monument’s Rim Rock Drive when snow plowing is not in operation. Trails in the Fruita area offer spectacular views of the Colorado River; favorite loops include Mary’s, Rustler’s, Horsethief Bench, and Steve’s. The Riverfront Trails system includes paved and unpaved trails of varying difficulty in and around Grand Junction, Fruita and Palisade.

    After the Harvest: During the winter, the vineyards of Colorado Wine Country are quiet, but many of their wineries and tasting rooms are still offering a taste of summer. Several area limousine services offer guided half and full-day tours; if planning your own tour, be sure to call ahead to inquire about winter hours.

    Retail Therapy: Downtown Grand Junction a great place to shop, with more than 100 locally-owned and independent businesses, including Benges (Colorado’s oldest operating women’s shoe store) and Colorado’s favorite candy store, Enstrom, which still offers toffee made with the same recipe from the store’s beginnings 60 years ago. Sidewalk cafes and the streetside sculpture exhibits of Grand Junction’s Art on the Corner program round out the whole shopping experience.

    Grand Junction by Harley: From the nearby Colorado National Monument and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park further south, or lesser-known local rides, the expansive scenery and winding roads of the Grand Junction area have made it a year-round favorite among bikers. Flying or driving in? The local Harley showroom offers rentals and can suggest a route to match your taste for adventure.

About Grand Junction (

Nestled near 11,000-foot Grand Mesa and the 7,500-foot Book Cliffs, Grand Junction is the largest city in western Colorado. At an altitude of 4,586 feet, warm summers and moderate spring, fall and winter seasons allow for year-round golf, hiking and biking. Boasting more than 275 days of sunshine annually, Grand Junction recently was named one of the eight sunniest cities in the United States by Among Grand Junction’s spectacular red cliffs and winding canyons are the Grand Mesa, the world’s largest flat-topped mountain, the Colorado National Monument, Bookcliff Wild Horse Area, two national scenic byways and five golf courses. Grand Junction lies in the heart of the Colorado-Utah Dinosaur Diamond. The area also is home to Colorado’s wine country, with nearly 30 vineyards and wineries.

Vocus©Copyright 1997-

, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.
Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.

Stanislaus Actual Estate Careers Increase as taffeco Real Estate Celebrates the Grand Opening of its Office in Modesto

taffeco is the next generation of real estate.

San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) July 27, 2011

Throughout the month of July, taffeco Real Estate, has been celebrating the grand opening of its location in Modesto and Stanislaus Genuine Estate jobs are growing in their new office. Hosted by the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, the event has been a enormous good results.

taffeco Actual Estate has been expanding quickly in California considering that its opening on June 1. One of their targeted locations was Central Valley and Modesto. The new location is at 4807 Sisk Road in Modesto, on the border of Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties and has effortless access to location freeways.

“Our Modesto Grand Opening was a huge achievement,” said Martin Barajas of taffeco Actual Estate. “We were honored to have so many guests in attendance. The prolific mission of taffeco Real Estate is to turn into the leading genuine estate company in the United States as a brand that completely resets the standards of excellence in the business is rapidly coming to fruition. We appear forward to the Grand Opening Celebrations of our prestigious office locations operating in San Mateo and Temecula.”

Around 100 guests showed up for the ribbon cutting ceremony earlier this month. Among the guests had been representatives from the Modesto City Council, the Modesto Mayor’s office, Congressman Jeff Denham’s office, and State Assembly member Kristin Olsen’s office. taffeco Genuine Estate Central Valley received Certificates of Recognition from Modesto Mayor Jim Ridenour, Assemblywoman Olsen and Congressmen Denham.

taffeco Genuine Estate is now a proud member of the Modesto Chamber of Commerce and expects to bring 350 Stanislaus Real Estate careers within the subsequent year. This will not only strengthen their nearby real estate industry and develop more jobs within the community, which is much needed during the troubled economy.

taffeco Actual Estate offers exciting new concepts in the business with the greatest commission structure for agents in location, offering 100 percent commission. taffeco presents two unprecedented compensation plans The Elite Program is $ 199 per month and the Premium Program is $ 50.00 per month and $ 299.00 per transaction, which includes access to a physical office, innovative technology, comprehensive training, and the support of a conventional brokerage. taffeco Real Estate’s mindset is that progress is impossible with out alter, and people who can change their minds can produce progress. This is exactly what taffeco real estate has done, bringing new concepts created to empower actual estate specialists to obtain their personal objectives and acquire financial success.

For far more data, pay a visit to taffeco Actual Estate on the internet at or call (209) 531-2900.

About taffeco Genuine Estate

taffeco Actual Estate is a business that supplies training to future agents towards a productive career in real estate company. The firm brings the most effective software technology in the market with the most respected genuine estate coaches that will guide and teach future agents. taffeco Genuine Estate believes that with proper guidance and tough function, any person can be at their best and be productive in anything they do.

# # #

Vocus©Copyright 1997-

, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.
Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.

More Actual Estate Press Releases