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Deals and 'steals' highlight big nautical flea market

Bargain hunters can discover gems - either new or used, unusual or necessary - at the Gigantic Nautical Flea Market, a one-of-a-kind market set for Feb. 26-27 at Founders Park, mile marker 87, bayside on Florida's Plantation Key.

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Sailors at top of their games to compete

Nothing says elite-level competition like US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR, which returns for the 22nd time Jan. 24-29 to Coconut Grove, Fla., bringing together the world's top sailing athletes for competition in the classes selected for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Accomplished painters join lecture series

Classical painter Peter Layne Arguimbau, an artist well known for his mastery of the Flemish Technique, will be the first presenter at "Behind the Canvas," a four-part series held from 4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport.

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NOAA satellites aid in the rescue of 295 people

In 2010, NOAA satellites were critical in the rescues of 295 people from life-threatening situations throughout the United States and its surrounding waters. The satellites picked up distress signals from emergency beacons carried by downed pilots, shipwrecked boaters and stranded hikers, and relayed the information about their location to first responders on the ground.

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Noted sportfishing boat designer remembered

Carson R. "Buddy" Davis Jr., who designed and built Carolina-style sportfishing boats from 28 to 78 feet, died Monday at his home in Marathon, Fla., after a lengthy illness, his wife, Barbara, said. He was 62.

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