October 2013

There are 17 blog entries for October 2013.

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The All Aboard Florida passenger rail project will be a cost effective and environmentally friendly way to travel between South Florida and Orlando, with potential to expand to Tampa and Jacksonville.  Trains will operate at speeds up to 125 miles per hour, meeting the United States Department of Transportation definition of “high speed rail” and thusly reducing travel time between Orlando and Miami and other connections offered.  Trains will offer a full range of first-class amenities including Wi-Fi internet service, gourmet meal service, beverage service, reserved business class seating and coach service seating, luggage and bicycle accommodations.
 
Two crucial pieces popped into place for Florida East Coast Industries and their plans for the proposed

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Palm Beach Gardens Golf Course closed on June 1st to undergo a $2.5 million renovation project and the wait for golfers to get back on the picturesque course is almost over.

Palm Beach Gardens golf course will re-open its doors to both members and the public on December 9th, six months after it closed down for enhancements and renovations. Several projects have been worked on and completed for the past several months including a new irrigation system, installation of TifEagle greens, Celebration tees and fairways, new drainage systems in several wet areas, new bunkers and bunker aesthetics, laser-leveling of tee tops, and landscaping.

Rates will be published in the next couple of weeks at which point the course will begin taking tee times. For more

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SPOOKTACULAR SATURDAY: 1 to 4pm Saturday, October 26, 2013, Legacy Place, 11290 Legacy Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens. Covered wagon hayrides, a photo booth, monster mash dance party, hair and face painting, cookie decorating, kids’ art activities, and a pumpkin patch.  Total Wine will be hosting a wine tasting for the 21 and over guests. Pets are welcome to enter the pet costume contest and parade. Fun for the entire family.  More information  available at www.shoplegacyplace.com.

TURTLEWEEN:  5 to 8pm Saturday, October 26, 2013, 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach. Celebrate Halloween with the turtles at Loggerhead Marine Life Centers  See live birds of prey, tour the haunted house, visit a mad scientist’s lab, plus games, crafts, activities, tricks and treats…
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The Town of Jupiter is hosting a “Kooky Halloween Party” for resident ghosts, princesses, monsters and pop stars at the Jupiter Community Center, 200 Military Trail, Jupiter, October 25, 2013 6:00pm – 9:00pm.  Kids wear your costume and enjoy a special candy collecting opportunity.  The haunted happenings will include inflatable bounce houses, creepy candy, monster music, prizes, games and more.  Bring your own bag. This is a FREE event.

Pumpkin Patches!  It is pumpkin patch time!  Search for the perfect pumpkin and use it for decorations, delicious desserts, jack-o-lanterns, and lots more.  These are great hands on activities for the family.  You do not have to look far there are local pumpkin patches right in your local neighborhood most are open until…
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The reports are in and the trending colors for 2014 are out.  Interior design inclinations vary from time to time since so many people love to experiment with new style.  Consumers are becoming increasing aware of color and its impact on their home.

Pantone View Home and Interiors 2014 is a forecasting book that provides color and direction for interior spaces and/or home furnishings.  Pantone Color Institute has created nine color palettes for 2014; they are Techno Color, Physicality, Sculpted Simplicity, Fluidity, Collage, Intimacy, Moda, Tribal Threads, and Eccentricities.  

Techno Color “acknowledges advances in technology” with vibrant and deep hues often executed in reflective surfaces – shades like emerald turquoise blue, purple jet, black,  and

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While south Florida enjoys warm temparatures throughout the year, there will be a feeling of fall in the air in Palm Beach Gardens this Friday.

That's because the Palm Beach Gardens Recreation Center will host its annual Fall Festival from 6-8pm at the Burns Road facility. The free festival will include live music, a trick-or-treat trail and a candy corn count. Residents and guests attending the event are encouraged to dress in costume and bring trick-or-treat bags. Food and drink will also be available for purchase.

For more information on the Palm Beach Gardens Fall Festival you can contact the Palm Beach Gardens recriation department at 561-630-1100.

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A violin, believed to have been played on the Titanic as it sank, was auctioned for more $1.6 million this past weekend.  The sea-corroded instrument is believed to have been belonged to bandmaster Wallace Hartley.  He was one of the disasters 1,500 victims.
 
As seen in the blockbuster film, “Titantic”, the band continued playing “Nearer, My God, to Thee” as passengers panic and the ship sinks into the icy waters.  The violin, with the inscription “For WALLACE on the occasion of our ENGAGEMENT from MARIA”, was believed to be strapped to the musician’s body in a leather case.  

The violin was returned to Hartley’s fiancée, Maria Robinson, in England in 1939.  After her death, it was donated to the Salvation Army Band and later passed on, eventually settling…
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It might have taken a trip to the other side of the world, but Rory Mcllroy managed to record his best finish of 2013 this weekend at the OneAsia Tour's Korean Open.

The Palm Beach Gardens resident shot a final round 67 to finish in a tie for second, one shot behind winner Kang Sung-hoon. Mcllroy bounced back from a rough round Saturday to get back in tournament contention on Sunday. His final round 67 was the lowest round of the day and was only one shot off of the low round for the tournament.

While the Bears Club member struggled for most of the 2013 PGA Tour season, he has shown signs of light at times. He recorded five top 10s on the PGA Tour in 2013 and still has several opportunites to record his first win of 2103. After a one day exhibition

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This weekend, Abacoa Golf Club will become the next stop on the 2013 Palm Beach County Golf Association championship schedule.

The Abacoa Golf Club Junior Senior will take place over two days at the Jupiter course. Points will be on the line in the 36-hbole team stroke play event. The first round will be a modified alternate shot while the second round will be four ball stroke play.

This is the next to last event for golfers to earn points and get in position to possibly win the Bankrate or Braman Cup before the Tour Championship is contested at the Fox Club in Palm City November 16th and 17th. The winner of the junior side will win 100 points while the winner on the senior side will walk away with 50 points.

For more information on the Abacoa

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Photo courtesy of ACS Making Strides Walk 2012.

Participate this Saturday in the fight to end breast cancer and join the American Cancer Society with the local “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Walk of Palm Beach, Meyer Amphitheater, 104 Datura Street, West Palm Beach.  The event begins at 9:00am.  Register online, and get there early.

Your reason for participating in the walk may be as unique as the story that motivates you.  Perhaps you have been personally affected by breast cancer, you are a survivor, or maybe you have lost a mother or sister to the disease and are walking in her memory.  

American Cancer Society wishes to “express hope that this become breast cancer’s last century”.  Waterfront Properties and Club Communities have formed a “Team…
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