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08/27/2010
30A

Obamas Enjoy the Gulf Coast Beaches

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(Reuters) – President Barack Obama went swimming off the coast of Florida on Saturday and declared the Gulf area’s beaches “open for business,” trying to show by example that a region hit by the BP oil spill was safe for tourists to enjoy. Obama, on his fifth visit to the region since BP Plc’s deep-sea well in the Gulf of Mexico ruptured in April, pledged to restore the economy and the environment in the aftermath of the world’s worst offshore oil spill. “Oil is no longer flowing into the Gulf,

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08/23/2010
30A

5 Excellent Restaurants in Destin, Florida

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When you visit Destin you are flooded with many wonderful options to satisfy your culinary desires. Below are 5 restaurants that you must visit while on vacation in Destin, Florida. Sushi Moto 850-424-5977 11394 U.S. Highway 98 West Suite H Sushi Moto is located in Miramar Beach and is a must visit for either lunch or dinner. They use the freshest ingredients and all of their dishes are superb. Vintij’ Wine Boutique Website (850) 650-9820 10859 Emerald Coast Parkway Vintij’ is a wonderful locally owned restaurant located in Miramar Beach.

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08/22/2010
Activities

Free Vince Gill concert in Sandestin

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GRAMMY-winner Vince Gill will headline a FREE outdoor “Back to the Beach” concert Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, from the beautiful Beaches of South Walton along Florida’s Northwest Gulf Coast. Gill is one of the most popular and most recorded country singers of the past quarter-century. He has sold more than 26 million albums and has received 20 GRAMMY awards throughout his career. For more information on Vince Gill, visit www.VinceGill.com. The show, which is FREE to the public, will be a ticketed event. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve

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08/21/2010
Activities

Deer Valley Concerts

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The Utah Symphony Orchestra entertained thousands of Park City visitors this past weekend who sought refuge under a mountain sunset, wine and cheese in hand, as songs of Led Zepplin rocked the outoor stage at Snowpark Lodge.  The orchestra was amplified by a full rock band and screeching vocals, featuring conductor/arranger Brent Havens and his ensemble capturing Led Zepplin’s sheer force with songs like Ramble On, Misty Mountain Hop and many more.  An incredible nostalgic evening felt by all who attended. Deer Valley Rentals

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08/21/2010
Destin

Destiny by the Sea Rentals

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Enjoy luxury rentals in Destin, Floridas most exclusive neighborhood, Destiny by the Sea. Destiny by the sea is centrally located along Scenic Gulf Drive in Destin. It is within walking distance of the Crab Trap restaurant and within of a short drive of all restaurants and shopping that Destin has to offer. Destiny by the Sea features some of the most luxurious homes on the coast and remains one of the most popular vacation destinations in Destin for that reason. Destiny by the Sea is gated and features private security

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08/21/2010
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Enjoy Park City Luxury Rentals

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Five Star Beach Properties is now expanding and has started Black Diamond Luxury Rentals in Park City, Utah. The Park City and Deer Valley is famous for it’s incredible skiing as well as the Sundance Film Festival. Black Diamond Luxury Rentals will be providing some of the most luxurious rentals in both Park City and Deer Valley. We invite all of our current guests to enjoy the beauty that Park City has to offer. View Our Park City Luxury Rentals

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08/21/2010
Property Management

Park City Summer Recreation

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Everyone knows Park City for its world class skiing, but it is truly an epicenter for summer recreation as well. Camping, Fishing, Hiking and Biking, Park City boasts activities for all ages and interests. Be sure and ask about our summer luxury rentals. We have properties with full service communities for golf, fishing and biking all in one ! Look forward to seeing you in the mountains. Park City Utah Rentals

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08/21/2010
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Stay in South Walton and Receive a $250 Gift Card

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Book and stay three or more nights in Beaches of South Walton by September 30, and be rewarded with your choice of a $250 gift card good either at Silver Sands Factory Stores, the nation’s largest designer factory outlet, or for future travel on Southwest Airlines, which began non-stop service to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in May.* Our beaches are beautiful and open for enjoyment. Our communities are pulling out all the stops with new activities and events. Late summer/early fall has always been, and remains, a great time

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07/27/2010
30A

Surface Oil in Gulf Beginning to Clear

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From The Air, Gulf Oil Slick Seems To Be Clearing by NPR Staff NPR – July 27, 2010 All that crude oil that has gushed into the Gulf of Mexico from BP’s blown-out well looks like it may be dissipating. NPR’s Jamie Tarabay accompanied the U.S. Coast Guard on a flight over the area, and saw less oil on the surface. “Much of what remains in and around the site of the Deepwater Horizon, that exploded and sank on April 20, is a lighter, glossier sheen of oil,” Tarabay reports.

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07/20/2010
Destin

Destin Beach Update 7/20 from Five Star Beach Properties

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It is a clear, hot day in Destin today! We’re filming on the beach in Destin. There are no signs of tarballs or oil on the beach! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMbgy5yJ7wA]

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07/16/2010
Destin

Destin Beach Update 7/16 from Five Star Beach Properties

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Today is Friday, July 16th. We have filmed from our Hollywood rental in Miramar Beach. The water is beautiful with no signs of tarballs or oil. We are outside of the NOAA oil trajectory forecast at this point. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Z_5U-1_M0]

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07/14/2010
Destin

Destin Beach Update 7/14 from Five Star Beach Properties

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Another hot and sunny day in Destin, Florida. We filmed from Miramar Beach today between Pompano Joes and Whale’s Tail. The water is crystal clear with no signs of oil or tar balls. Attached is the latest NOAA 72 hr map along with the latest video. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuA0jIeHFpU]

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