Condo Owner

Volume19 Issue3 2015

Condo Owner publishes information vital to the business and pleasure of resort condominium ownership. Topics covered relate to real estate market trends, community association matters, rental management issues, tax and insurance updates and more.

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condo owner V O L U M E 1 9 • I S S U E 3 www.condo-owner.com 14 headlines three venues into one building. "It's one business with three concepts," he said. "Tailfins is the top level and it offers the entertainment, Johnny O'Quigley's Alehouse is the middle level for family dining, and Captain Moody's Oyster Bar is the harbor-side level." "We have three venues in one, so we have s everal options," Fuller said. "Whether you are coming here as a local for the Oyster Bar, or as families for the main dining area, or just com- ing in for entertainment, hopefully our great atmosphere and friendly service will live up to our motto on our cups and shirts, "Family and Friends Forever" For more information, visit www.tailfins destin.com. Local Non-Profit Beautifies Destin Trees Destin, a non-profit organization work- ing in a public/private partnership with the city, planted 16 Sabal Palms and one Date Palm along the medians of Main Street. The project, which cost about $11,000, was half-funded by fundraising and private donations by Trees Destin with the City of Destin matching the remaining half. "This is truly a public/private partnership that will really enhance Destin's beauty," said Trees Destin founder Allen French. "I think it looks great, I just love it. Once the trees blos- som out, I think it will be quite an improve- ment along Main Street." Through its planting program, Trees Destin helps stem the tide of tree loss and expands the tree canopy and beauty of Destin's streets, neighborhoods, schools, businesses and parks. To learn more about Trees Destin, visit www.treesdestin.com. panama city beach PCB Bans Drinking On The Beach During Spring Break There will be no drinking on the beach in Panama City Beach during next year's Spring Break. In May, the Panama City Beach Council approved a proposal to ban alcohol on the beach during March. In addition to the drinking ban, the council A father and his 7-year-old daughter were about 400 feet in the air when the line broke to a parasail they were riding in Gulf Shores, sending them into the water below, according to a U.S. Coast Guard official. The father and daughter were quickly rescued by the parasail's towboat. The incident occurred when a powerful windstorm pushed through the area, according to Coast Guard Cmdr. Robert Compher, chief of Sector Mobile's prevention division. Steve Vrondran, the owner of Perdido Key Parasail, said that the father received stitches to his forehead at the hospital. Compher said that the girl bumped her head but was otherwise OK. "Nobody saw it coming—the lifeguards, the city, I mean n obody," said Vrondran, a parasailing businessman since 1988. "The lifeguards were scrambling like crazy because they had a whole bunch of incidents on the beach where umbrellas had slammed into people." Vrondran described the accident as "freak." He said the boat carries weather-monitoring equipment, and that the captain involved has been flying parasails for five years. Compher said the Coast Guard placed no operational restrictions on the boat but the investigation is ongoing. n GULF SHORES Parasail Line Snaps In Sudden Storm In Gulf Shores

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