July 2014

There are 43 blog entries for July 2014.

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DuBois Park in Jupiter, Florida was recognized for its supreme recreation and park facilities for the very best design, granted the National Award. The park is located at 19075 DuBois Road which is documented in history as Harry DuBois built his home 1897; the home and the Jupiter Inlet are both listed as the National Register of Historic Places.

With the historic home on the hill and the amazing view of the Jupiter inlet, rests the 18 acre park which is connected by a foot bridge to 46 acre oceanfront Jupiter Beach Park. The setting is most tropical, with palm trees lining the shoreline and grills and picnic areas. There is so much activity for an outdoor enthusiast, whether you are a local or a visiting the area. There are 17 boat slips, a jetty for

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According to a report released Tuesday by the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches the number of single family homes sold last month countywide was 1,636.  That number of sold homes was equal with May 2014, but 21percent higher than the same time last year in 2013.

Statewide, Florida has seen an increase of 5 percent in the median price for a single family home, up from 2013 and an increase of 3 percent from May 2014.  The volume of sales last month was 23,181, a 15 percent annual increase and 1 percent higher than May 2014.

June 2014 marked the 31st  consecutive month in which sale prices rose statewide on an annual measure for both single-family homes and condominiums.

Palm Beach County condominiums sold in June at a 20 percent increase

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Feel a case coming on? It's called bug fever and it strikes every July on the coastal areas of Florida and are flooded with Lobster Hunters trying to get their share of this year’s bounty during mini lobster-season. Mini lobster season always falls on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July. This year it falls on July 30th and July 31st beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday and ends at 12 a.m. (midnight) on Thursday. There is also a regular eight-month lobster season is always August 6 through March 31.

In the clench of bug fever, divers who are normally at ease to breathe deep, swim slow and look at magnificent fish, suddenly desire the competitive adventure of the hunt and the sweet taste of victory — grilled or boiled, and served with butter.

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 cocha_marina_1488According to the recorded deed, Concha Marina, Ivana Trump’s landmarked oceanfront Palm Beach estate sold last week for $16.6 million dollars. She purchased the home 20 years ago, after her split from ex-husband Donald Trump. 

Mrs. Trump paid $4.4 million for the house in 1994; two years after her divorce became final.

The home is a magnificent Addison Mizner estate with many of the original details intact.  Mr. Mizner was an American resort architect whose Mediterranean and Spanish Colonial Revival style interpretations left an "indelible stamp on South Florida" and continues to inspire architects to present day.

The estate has nine bedrooms with 14,406 square feet of living space.   The Spanish – Mediterranean style house is situated upon a lot

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Do you love the outdoors? If so, the Florida’s premier show for outdoor fanatics is here at the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach, Florida. This all day event on August 2-3, 2014 is presented by Strike Team Productions and will have very special appearances for you to meet such as, Duck Commander Duckman “John Godwin” and Paul Bedard of the “Gator Boys” who will be on deck to take pictures with you and sign autographs. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet one of Florida’s astonishing outdoorsman!

The Florida Outdoors Expo is all about hunting, fishing, archery, four wheelers, RV’s, boats, food and drinks and tons of activities for families to participate in. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warriors Charitable Foundation,

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On the South Florida waters, eyewear is pretty much a given in this day and age of sun protection for the eyes and overall body in general. The most important thing when sight fishing to any species of fish is to be able to see the fish clearly. The most treasured piece of gear in your fishing arsenal is a quality pair of polarized sunglasses.

Even in the clear waters like we have here in South Florida can be difficult to see through the waters. Glare, bottom color, surface texture, wind and fish’s uncanny ability to disguise itself make sight fishing the most challenging. Selecting the accurate polarized sunglasses can be the difference between seeing and catching fish. Good sunglasses are a must no matter what species you are looking for. Bedding bass,…
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A “Fantasy 5” lottery ticket that was sold in Palm Beach Gardens is worth more than $177,000 after Sunday’s, June 20, 2014 drawing, according to Florida Lottery officials.

The ticket was purchased at Publix Market, located at 4101 Hood Road, and is worth $177,632.48.

The winning numbers are 8-10-14-28-33. CONGRATULATIONS to the winner!

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Want to re-experience your playground glory days? Remember kicking around the ball in the yard with all your friends. Join the fun and tie up your sneakers, WAKA Kickball & Social Sports are back in South Florida area.


The World Adult Kickball Association, WAKA, is one of the fastest growing community sports in America. WAKA brings kickball games and parties to the area. This is a great social sport if you are new to the South Florida and want to meet new friends. Full teams, small groups, and individuals are welcome! WAKA brings super fun and wacky kickball games (some are themed), parties and brings friends together into one national sports group and social club. There is no better time to get out and play around.
Want to get your coworkers together

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The summer sun can really affect your skin in many ways. The most common problem people complain about is pigmentation and deep wrinkles caused by sun exposure. Just by living, it is next to impossible to stay out of the beautiful sunshine.  It is essential to ALWAYS properly protect your skin from sun damage by wearing sunscreens, harts, and proper clothing.

It is okay to be in the sun for short periods of time without sunscreen or some kind of protection? It is NEVER okay to be in the sun without protection. Even after 15 minutes of direct sun exposure experts can track UV damage to the exposed cells.  It is recommended to use a broad spectrum SPF of 40 or higher.  Most consumers do not realize that sunscreens lose their efficacy throughout the

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It sounds like a dream come true, a community with breathtaking ocean or river views and genuine small town kindness. Such a reality exists in Tequesta, Florida. The Village of Tequesta is a boater’s delight!  Tequesta is known for its picturesque and relaxing lifestyle on the water just north of Jupiter.  Across the scenic Jupiter Inlet and graceful Loxahatchee River is the quaint Village of Tequesta.  This is where people have flocked to quietly to raise their families, or retire and enjoy life peacefully along the waterways.

The Village of Tequesta is an incomparable waterfront community located along Route 1 in northern Palm Beach County.  Its impressiveness of quaint galleries, shops, boutiques, and bistros make it unique.  It is also home to

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