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2011-12-22 08:00:00

Hilton Head has turned up the heat for fall/winter season vacation rental reservations and bookings for 2012. With the Harbour Town Holiday Festival of Lights, winter sports events, and a temperate climate, the off-season is back on in this coastal island off South Carolina. Hilton Head Island, SC (PRWEB) December 22, 2011 Hilton Head Island is ablaze with holiday lights, shows, and displays everywhere you look, resulting in a record number of vacation rental reservations for 2012,...

2011-12-16 08:00:00

Castaway Island, Fiji launches Barefoot Boxing - a new island activity using equipment from ShadowBoxer® - introduced as an alternative to a city-like gym ensuring the resort's philosophy of nature-based play remains intact. A world first. (PRWEB) December 16, 2011 Castaway Island, Fiji has launched Barefoot Boxing on the Beach â“ a new guest activity using ShadowBoxer® exercise equipment. The resort is the first in the world to implement the equipment. It has...

2011-03-25 00:00:30

Hilton Head Island shakes off the recession and Island Getaway Rentals is leading the charge. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (Vocus/PRWEB) March 24, 2011 2009 was a year that everyone in the tourism industry, or any industry for that matter, would love to erase from their fiscal memories. Island Getaway Rentals, Hilton Head Island's largest and most respected home and villa vacation Rental Company, is doing their part to make sure that those memories are foggy at best. Through...

2011-03-03 09:53:00

BRADENTON, Fla., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning this summer, IMG Academies will bring six weeks of multi-sport camps to Randall's Island Park. Randall's Island Park, located in the East River between Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens, is home to more than half of all the athletic fields in Manhattan. IMG Academies summer sports camps will offer baseball, football, lacrosse and soccer programs on June 27-August 12, 2011 for boys and girls ages 7-18. One-third of profits from the...

2010-11-15 06:45:00

Getting a bird's eye view of North Atlantic right whales in a bid to save them from extinction; Charleston, S.C. survey flights from November 15, 2010 through April 15, 2011; St. Simon's Island, Ga. Survey flights from December 31, 2010 through March 31, 2011 NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EcoHealth Alliance (formerly Wildlife Trust), is gearing up for the organization's annual aerial surveys for the protection of endangered North Atlantic right whales. For the fourth...

2009-08-12 15:04:00

PARADISE ISLANDS, Bahamas, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas is preparing to welcome 25 of the greatest legends in sports history and 25 world famous Poker Pros for the first-ever Poker News Sports Legends Challenge presented by AbsolutePoker.net, a four-day sports fantasy and gaming experience that will take place Sept. 14 - 17, 2009. For the first time ever, sports fans have a chance to go beyond a typical athlete meet and greet or autograph session to...

2009-08-03 09:18:00

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Stormi Bree Henley, Miss Tennessee Teen USA was crowned Miss Teen USA 2009 at the beautiful Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas on July 31, 2009. The 18-year old winner is from Crossville, TN. For the first time ever, the Miss Teen USA pageant was streamed online to a worldwide audience at www.missteenusa.com. Miss USA 2008(R), Crystle Stewart, and Seth Goldman of NBC's "Entertainment Buzz" emceed this year's pageant. Canadian...

2009-06-23 09:00:00

NEW YORK, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Paula M. Shugart, President of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today that Billy Bush, co-anchor of "Access Hollywood" and Claudia Jordan of "Celebrity Apprentice" and "Deal or No Deal," will host the 2009 Miss Universe Pageant live on NBC on Sunday, August 23rd at 9:00 p.m. ET from Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Billy Bush has been the co-anchor of the daily entertainment newsmagazine sensation "Access Hollywood" since 2004 and has...

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2009-04-02 13:05:00

Researchers say global warming is bringing food stocks closer to shore, causing the mass beaching of whales along Australia's coast, the AFP reported.Last week, nearly 90 long-finned pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins were beached along the Hamelin Bay on Australia's west coast in the last month.Experts say it took the total number of beached cetaceans in southern Australia beyond 500 in the past four months alone, including a single stranding of almost 200 on King Island.The...


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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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