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It’s Pickleball Time! Are You Ready?

A paddle sport, Pickleball combines elements of badminton, table tennis and tennis into one game. This sport takes an oversized ping-pong ball, plays on the court the size of a badminton area with a net that is tennis-sized. The greatest thing about the sport is that it can be played by many ages and it […]

The McKee Botanical Gardens – Peace and Beauty in the City

McKee Botanical GardenA mere thirty miles south of Melbourne, just off route 1, you will find yourself in Vero Beach. It is here that you will discover the McKee Botanical Garden, one of the oldest tourist attractions in Florida!

Originally established in 1929 as the McKee Jungle Gardens, it was developed with the help of William Lyman Phillips, often viewed as the creator of tropical landscaping. It was at this time that waterways and trails were established and both native and worldwide flora and fauna were planted. By the time the 1940’s rolled around, upwards of 100,000 tourists visited the Gardens each year. Unfortunately, with the opening of some of the bigger theme parks in the area in the 1970’s the Gardens had to close down. Of the original 80 acres occupied by the Gardens, all but 18 were sold off and developed. These final 18 acres sat around undeveloped and untouched for over 20 years. Things turned around in 1995 when the Indian River Land Trust purchased the land after leading a successful fund-raising campaign. The Garden’s formal re-opening dedication was held in 2001.

Comedy Improv at Mama’s!

Comedy show OrlandoWhen you think of Orlando, thoughts of DisneyWorld and Universal Studios may be the first thing that come to mind. Along with those visions are kids, lots of them! While children are wonderful more often than not, a nice time out at an adult only venue can be just what the doctor ordered. Look no further than Mama’s Comedy Show, a comedy improv show for a mature audience and Sleuths Presents: Standup Comedy Nights! Both are located just east of Disney and south of Universal on International Drive in Orlando at the Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theater.

Modeled after “Whose Line Is It Anyway” with the audience acting as an active participant, every Mama’s Comedy Show is different and promises to be a good time. Admission is just $10 and shows are Fridays at 10pm. Reservations, while not necessary, are recommended to ensure you and your party will get seated. Calling themselves a family, there are twelve members involved with Mama’s. They have been performing for four years and have earned rave reviews from their audiences. With comments like “A+ super funny,” “wicked fantastic show,” and “soooooo funny” it is a sure bet for a great night.

I Bet My Crab is Faster than Yours

Nashville may have the Kentucky Derby, but here in Melbourne, FL we have the Crabtucky Derby.  The Crabtucky Derby is crab racing! The National Crab Racing Association organizes hermit crab races every Tuesday night at Crickets Spirits Sports and Food located at 1942 N. Wickham Road.   Bar patrons can participate for free in the […]

Dinner and a Movie in the Park

Money is tight these days.  Our economy has young families pinching their pennies.  Save, save, save is the name of the game which is easier said than done.  Saving money means spending what was once wild, carefree Friday and Saturday nights at home with only the television for entertainment.  It gets old, but what other […]

Do You Like Antiquing?

Looking for that perfect lamp to complete your family room, wall art for the dining room or maybe just something to do to beat April’s showers? Look no further than the numerous antique shops that can be found in and around Melbourne. Antiquing will not only give you the chance to peruse an array of […]

Say Yes to the Rossetter House: The Perfect Wedding Venue

Nestled in the heart of Melbourne, in what was once the center of Eau Gallie, rests the city’s mother of pearl, the old Rossetter House.  The historic Rossetter House is a Victorian beauty.  Built in 1908, the prominent house surrounded by beautiful country gardens was built for James Wadsworth Rossetter, his wife Ella Maude and […]

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