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Andrea Bocelli Valentine Day Concert 2012

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011


February 2012

Andrea Bocelli To Give Second Straight Exclusive Valentine’s Day Performance At The BankAtlantic Center

Tickets on sale date TBD

World-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will return to the BankAtlantic Center during a second straight special Valentine’s Day concert on February 14, 2012.

Have a special “Night Out on the Town” with M&M. Get a ride with all the sweet perks like leather seats, luxury vehicles and best of all – a designated driver to drive you safely to the concert and back. Call for great package prices. Get your friends together for a fabulous evening.

Call us at 561 488-6014 to book now!

 

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Navy SEALS Museum: Secret soldiers Tribute

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Navy SEALS Museum: by Philip Ward/VISIT FLORIDA

This story was first published on VISIT FLORIDA.

The elite commandos honored at the museum in Fort Pierce took out Osama Bin Laden this year. Seventeen of them also died in a single strike in Afghanistan.

Inside the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce is an unassuming, glass-topped display case, containing just a small sampling from the hundreds of letters received here since Special Operation Teams killed Osama bin Laden.

“I am truly thankful to live in a country that is home to the most remarkable team of liberty defenders the globe has ever seen,” one letter reads.

Says another, simpler and repetitive, but no less eloquent: “Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. A grateful citizen.”

The SEALs, one of the nation’s most secretive military units, are uncharacteristically high-profile these days – thanks to some very public events.

They rescued the captain of a cargo ship from Somali pirates in 2009. They took out terrorist No. 1 Bin Laden in May this year. Then, in August, 17 SEALs died in a helicopter shot down in Afghanistan.

So, the letters pour in. The number of visitors, from the United States and around the globe, has mushroomed. Donations are up.

“It’s been like tourist season all summer,” said Andy Brady, the museum’s community outreach specialist. “Attendance has doubled.”

Naval Combat Demolition Units (NCDU) and Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) – the forerunners to the SEALs – began training in Fort Pierce in 1943, in anticipation of the Normandy Invasion.

Roughly 3,000 men trained on the beaches here, honed into tip-top physical condition and armed with intelligence-gathering and demolition skills.

“You had to be able to swim three miles, hold your breath for at least three minutes and be able to blow up anything that wasn’t moving – and like it,” Brady said.

Then, as now, those who hope to join the SEALs have to endure some of the most rigorous training ever devised. Of all those recruited, only a few make it.

C.H. “Chuck” Thiess, now a docent at the museum, trained men in the early 1950s – in physical fitness, swimming, diving and the newfangled underwater breathing gear.

“Since 1945, some 48,000 men have been in training. But only 8,000 made it,” Thiess said. “And it’s even harder today. They’re the most elite outfit in the world.”

When the Fort Pierce facility closed in 1946, the Navy moved training for its newly modern warriors – who’ve been known variously as Scouts and Raiders, Naval Combat Demolition Units and Underwater Demolition Teams – to Virginia and, later, to California.

SEALs forebears saw service again in the Korean War, adding inland raids against railroads, bridges and tunnels to their repertoire.

In 1962, they got their current designation – SEALs, which stands for Sea, Air and Land teams. It was during the Vietnam years that they peaked into the ultimate commandos, the first units in for the most dangerous assignments, conducting guerrilla warfare, carrying out lightning raids and gathering intelligence.

In the 1980s, a group of Navy veterans began gathering artifacts from UDT and SEAL team members. In November 1985, they opened this 3,500-square-foot museum, staffed primarily by volunteer veterans and funded with private donations, admission fees and souvenir sales.

Inside, the museum are videos, weapons, documents and other artifacts that chronicle the storied history of the elite units, from inception to present. A souvenir shop, with watches, knives, shirts, caps and other items, does brisk business.

An 8,400-square-foot expansion was completed in May. Currently, it displays a patrol boat, a piece of steel from the World Trade Center and the artwork of Joshua Harris, a SEAL who died in Afghanistan in 2008.

Eventually, the addition will house items from 9/11 onward, including exhibits detailing the SEALs canine units, said Lisa Fulton, office manager.

Outside, patrol boats, submarines so basic they’ll induce shudders, displays of the beach barriers the UDTs had to dismantle, a helicopter and training space capsules offer up-close education.

Here, too, is the actual lifeboat from the Maersk Alabama. From the deck of a heaving military ship, SEALs marksmen needed but three shots at this orange vessel to kill – simultaneously – three Somali pirates holding an American hostage. Soon, the lifeboat will be housed in the addition.

The whole museum is testament to the history of an elite group, super secret, rarely and only recently in the public eye.

“We wish none of it had been public,” Thiess said. “It’s much easier for them to do their work without the public involved.”

But events, if only for a time, have involved the grateful public. And Thiess recognizes the value in that.

“I think the public finally appreciates and understands what these men and their families go through and have given,” he said.

Tucked into a corner of the grounds stand black granite columns, bearing hundreds of inscriptions – the names of the SEALs and those who came before them who died in service. Seventeen names, those who died in the Afghanistan helicopter shoot-down, were inscribed this summer, still fresh and raw.

Philip Ward, formerly a reporter, editor and manager at the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the Miami Herald and the Tupelo (MS) Daily Journal, lives in Plantation, Fla.

 

 

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Josh Groban, Bank Atlantic Ctr, Oct. 26, 2011

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Josh Groban

Straight to You Tour

October 26, 2011

Can’t wait to see Josh on his “Straight To You Tour?” He will be performing in Sunrise, Florida at the Bank Atlantic Center.

The “Straight To You” Tour will bring the feel of a theater experience to an arena setting though stage design, lighting, and projection, as well as through the spontaneity and interactivity Groban delighted his fans with during last year’s “Before We Begin” shows.  As a result, for the “Straight To You” shows, Groban will continue to interact with audiences and perform favorites from his best-selling albums, including his self-titled debut, Closer, and Awake, as well as songs from Illuminations.
Call M&M Airport Service and speak with a customer service expert to book your ride to this fabulous concert!! 561 488-6014

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Classic Car Show, Sat. March 26th, 10am to 2pm

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Cruise on over for a ride down memory lane for a look back in time. The show features vintage and classic cars, a live band, cookout, local business exhibitors, shopping, vintage jewelry and much more. There are activities for the kids as well: pony rides, petting zoo, bounce house and face painting. Fun for all…

Event held at the Fountainview (Five Star Senior Living) 111 Executive Center Drive, West Palm Beach, FL

Begins at 10:00 am thru 2:00 pm.

Don’t forget M&M Car Service for all your transportation needs. Call 561 488-6014

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US Airways increases baggage fees

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

New York (CNN Money)  02/9/2010 (Charles Riley, staff reporter)

US Airways is hiking fees on overweight and oversized baggage sizes, a spokesperson for the airline said Wednesday.

For overweight bags that weight between 50 and 70 lbs., the price will increase from $50 to $90. For supersized bags that weigh in excess of 70 lbs., customers will have to pay $175. up from the previous price of $100.

Those fees are in addition to the base price for checked bags, which the airline is keeping the same at $25 for the first bag, and $35 for the second.

The new prices will apply to flights purchased on or after Feb. 1st for travel on or after March 1, 2011.

And there is more bad news for customers who travel with more than two bags. The prices for checking bags numbered 3 to 9 is increasing from $100 to $125.

In recent years, airlines have been increasing a la carte fees for things like changing flights, more legroom and checking bags in an effort to cope with rising fuel prices and falling revenue. To top of page

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Livery Industry – Transportation Revolution

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Ford’s New Frontiers for the Limousine Industry on the Horizon– Click here for more info

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Eagles Fall Tour, Friday October 8, 2010 at Bank Atlantic Ctr

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

The Eagles – Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit – will perform hits from their more than 35-year career, such as “Hotel California,” “Desperado,” “Life In The Fast Lane,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Take It To The Limit,” “One Of These Nights,” “Heartache Tonight,” and more.

This event features an ALL-IN priced ticket, meaning the price you see advertised is actually the price you pay – no additional fees or service charges will be charged at your check-out/purchase when choosing the online TicketFast or will-call delivery option.
The Eagles have teamed up with iloveallaccess.com to offer the ultimate fan experience for the upcoming BankAtlantic Center concert featuring a variety of VIP ticket packages. For more details go to www.iloveallaccess.com. Ticket Prices: $230; $160; $99; $45

For your transportation to this event please call M&M Airport and Car Service at 561 488-6014 to book your reservations. “Travel in Style”

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New Airline Carrier coming to Palm Beach Intl Airport in the Fall

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Calming and blue not only describes beaches here in The Palm Beaches and Boca Raton, but also our skies. Starting this fall Direct Air will be pulling into the gates of easy-to-use Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) daily with six new non-stop domestic and international flights.

Domestic flights will take off beginning November 18, 2010. For the first time, PBI will have
non-stop flights to and from four convenient airports, perfect for those looking to travel with ease by avoiding gate changes and missed connections. Not too far from Chicago and close to the city’s Northwest and Northern suburbs, Rockford/Chicago, IL (RFD) is ideal for Chicagoland travelers. Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY (IAG) is just a short drive from Toronto, Canada, perfect for those on either side of the border. Worchester, MA (ORH) is only about 50 miles west of Boston. And Kalamazoo, MI (AZO) serves much of western Michigan. Make reservations early to ensure you will be among the first to experience this new way to fly to Florida.

Caribbean travelers – Direct Air has something for you, too. Pack your carry-on and get ready for another stamp in your passport. Starting in December you can toss that beach bag in an over-head compartment and fly between PBI and San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) for the first time ever.

Go to this link for more information about Direct Air: http://www.visitdirectair.com/westpalm.php

If you require transportation to and from the airport or anywhere around town, please call M&M Airport and Car Service at 561 488-6014 for reservations. Our operators are standing by.

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Air Travel Innovations happening in 2010

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Airlines are rolling out a series of innovations from in-flight television to fatigue-fighting smart lights-that will revolutionize the way we travel.
Here, we review common air traveler complaints and take a look at the way the industry is addressing them. It seems like they’ve got a solution for everything from boredom to jetlag-now the only question is, should we be allowed to use our cell phones in-flight?

For full article click link below:

http://news.travel.aol.com/2010/01/07/coming-in-2010-air-travel-innovations/?ncid=AOLCOMMtravsharartl0001&sms_ss=email

If you are need of any upcoming travel to and from the airports or a night on the town or any of the seaports, please give M&M Airport and Car Service a call at 561 488-6014.

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“Am I The Only One?” – Sports Column

Friday, August 27th, 2010

“Am I The Only One”? who has absolutely no pity on poor, poor Roger Clemens who has now been indicted on possible (sure, possible, as sure as the sun rising in the east and setting in the west, it’s that sure) perjury charges for lying to a grand jury on these charges he took steroids? OK, OK, he took steroids that’s obvious, but not enough to get him some jail time up the rive. Lying to a grand jury? No, no, Roger the K you have cooked your own goose, and it’s well done may I add. You now will be indicted and face those boys. Can you get out of this bases loaded, no one out situation? Doesn’t look very good to this guy here in Boca Raton.
On a brighter side, you sure look good in pinstripes (and not Yankee ones), however sad (boo hoo, my heart aches) this may appear to others. You now get your picture on the Hall of Shame joining others such as Martha Stewart (yup, she also fibbed to a grand jury), Plaxico Burress, and if you’re worried about bullpen relief don’t be shocked if your main man is hopefully soon to be ex Met Francisco Rodgriguez (or KFlop) who may join you after a bit of a tiny fight in the clubhouse this past week. It’s amazing, if they all lied you could have quite a team there at Team Attica!! Bonds batting cleanup, or maybe McGwire, or maybe even ARod or Sosa? How about Palmeiro at first with his make believe 500+ homers and fake 3000+ hits As for batboy, is Jose Canseco available, or is he still getting clobbered by little old ladies on national TV for a few dollars. I can’t believe I blogged a few years ago that he was the “Benedict Arnold of baseball” and he turned out to be more honest than Mary Poppins and Abe Lincoln (not necessarily in that order of course)!!
You know, sports fanaticos, it’s surely a sad case of affairs, when these millionaire ball players ruin their reputations and standing in the community just to hit a few more homers or win a dozen or so extra games, wouldn’t you say? Some role models these clowns turned out to be. Where’s Berra, Hodges, Campy, Aaron and Mays when you need them?
Eventually they will get what they all deserve, as we await the first of what may be many years of trials in court over this steroid mess these ballplayers have created. How sad for true baseball fans like yours truly to watch one star after another fall out of favor with the public and have their good name ruined for life. What next? You’re going to tell me the Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Nathan’s is not real? Oh, the crime, and here I was about to enter by telling Nathan’s I could qualify by eating 55 hot dogs in the allotted time… 55?OK, OK, my personal high is maybe 2-1/2 (no bun on the third one)… but so what? If Barry Bonds can hit 73 homers at his age, why can’t I eat 55 little doggies at my age, which is also 55? Uh oh, I haven’t seen 55 in a few years, but you see how this fibbing is contagious. I was also 6 feet tall once, and climbed Mount Everest in my sneakers (Keds, of course).
Anyway, it’s time to call it a day, this is “The Only One” signing off, and kindly reminding you if you wish to go to any of our 3 airports to see Roger the Dodger sink like the Titanic, you can surely call M&M Airport and Car Service at 561 488-6014, and book your reservations. Our friendly and professional staff awaits your phone call!
by Alan Gee

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