December 2014

There are 38 blog entries for December 2014.


We only have a limited amount of hours left to say farewell to the eventful year of 2014. It was a plentiful and overflowing year however it was not without many special moments and smiles. Let us give 2014 a sendoff as it deserves and welcome in the new year of 2015!

Having an open mind and hearts to new beginnings and there is no better way to celebrate the new year than in the middle of a tropical paradise of South Florida! 

Open-air block parties, dancing and feasting, and an abundance of champagne are on the schedule to welcome in the new year of 2015!

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Abacoa is a residential luxury neighborhood in sunny Jupiter, FL. It is home to a newer DiVosta built community. The homes range in size and design and the area has a public golf course, a shopping area and plenty of restaurants and shoppes all in walking distance. Here is five fun things to do in Abacoa:

Roger Dean Stadium:
The Roger Dean Stadium is a baseball stadium set in the community of Abacoa. It is home to four minor league teams and plays host to the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals for their annual spring trainings. It also plays host to a variety of outstanding events like a craft beer festival and Italian Festival.

Abacoa Town Center:
The Abacoa Town Center is a perfectly designed and very exciting destination in the wonderful

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Reefs
A surprise sighting along the coastline of South Florida has revealed thick zones of staghorn coral from northern Miami-Dade to northern Broward counties. This finding is what researchers say is a rare piece of astounding news for a species that has been on the decline due to disease. This type of coral is among the most significant species and is a huge win for Florida’s corals!

Stag horn coral is imperative to build reefs as it branches up from the ocean floor, playing a role as a home-base for fish and other marine habitat, this type of coral also acts as a natural wave break to protect our beautiful white sandy beaches. Global warming had contributed to the decline making bleaching occur, so it may have speculated that climate change might have been

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Singer Island is found in north Palm Beach County. It is a gorgeous tropical oasis with water surrounding it. Singer Island is a vacation destination and a south Florida paradise to live year round. Here are five fun and exciting things to do in Singer Island Florida.

Peanut Island:
Peanut Island is a pristine and breathtaking 79-acre tropical oasis set just off of Singer Island in the warm and tropical Palm Beach County. It was created in 1918 due to a dredging project and has transformed into a very desirable destination for locals and tourists alike. The island boasts a manmade reef, a pier, numerous camp sites, and an old blast shelter that was built for President Kennedy during the Cold War era that is now set up as a museum and can be toured.

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Summer in Florida
To most people, Florida means seaside relaxation, beautifully landscaped golf courses, awesome fishing and waterfront properties with a semi tropical climate! In the weather world, Florida plays by a different set of guidelines than the rest of the country. “Predictably, residents shivering in northern towns began to turn their eyes toward the red on the map, and as the 80-degree highs were forced further south, Florida stood strong in frustrating the rest of the country to no end.”

Florida, known for the beautiful warm weather, the sand between your toes, and the total leisure bundle, The Sunshine State, is just lounging in the temperateness, dodging from cold fronts and snow storms, while the rest of the country freezes it’s... Oranges... off!  

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Dubois Park: Dubois Park is a pristine South Florida park set on the breathtaking Intercostal Waterway in Jupiter Florida. It is a wonderful warm and tropical oasis that the entire family will fall in love with. With many very desirable amenities that include a beach, showers and restroom facilities, a picnic pavilion with grills, a playground and play structure, a snorkeling lagoon, a boat ramp with numerous slips, and so much more that Dubois Park is sure to have something for everyone.

Harbourside Place: Harbourside Place is a fantastic area in Jupiter Florida that is full of shopping and dining. Some of the great attractions include the Bravo Cucina, the Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Bar, A Pink Princess, the Calavera’s Cantina, Francesca’s

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Light watching

One of many great activities during the holidays in South Florida is to venture out via car or boat to nearby neighborhoods and view the holiday lights and decoration displays.

Here are just a few places in South Florida to see the famous Holiday Light Displays:
 
The Holiday Light Show in Boca Raton
699 NW 9th Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33432
“Santa will stop by on Christmas Eve at 7 pm. & Donations are accepted for the Make A Wish Foundation of South Florida.”

Holiday Fantasy of Lights at Tradewinds Park in Cocunut Creek
3600 W. Sample Road Coconut Creek FL 33073
“This is the 20th Edition of the Fantasy of Lights.  You can drive through in your car to 3 miles of animated light displays."

For more information: Holiday Lights Drive Thru
 
Hyatt Extreme

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Florida Fishing

Tis the season for beautiful weather and great fishing in South Florida! The marine forecast is predicted to stay at a very nice temperature with great conditions for a run offshore.

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Within the Southeast region of South Florida, the fishing this week has been awesome for some and slow for other anglers due to the drastic change from rough to calm conditions. The sailfish bite was a little off however a few were still caught this past week and the bite is only getting better. A good amount of wahoo  had been caught in Martin County and Palm Beach County. Trolling with ballyhoo, bonita strips, or squid seem to produce dolphin bites within the 60’-400’ of water. Spanish Mackeral have been recorded around Pecks Lake in Hobe Sound,

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CNN Money ranks the nation’s Top Ten Counties with the highest number of millionaire households.  TNS Financial Services, one of the world’s largest market research and polling firms, considered  “households with a net worth of at $1 million not including the value of the resident’s home. “ 

Palm Beach County ranked No.9 in the poll with 71,221 millionaire households. Palm Beach County consists of 11% of Florida’s total millionaire household and 1% of these households in the nation.  At last poll, TNS reported an increase in the total number of millionaire households to be 9.3 million nationally.

The TNS annual Affluent Market Research Program (AMRP) revealed that the total net worth of millionaires, excluding the value of their primary residence

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Things to do in Delray Beach
“The Most Fun Small Town in America”, considered Delray Beach, where there is certainly plenty to do!

1.  Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Explore the beauty and peace that celebrates the Japanese culture and designs all within Delray Beach, Florida. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is a 200 acre park is filled with exceptionally colored gardens and collections of Japanese art and artifacts. With a café and shop and theater included this is one of Palm Beach County’s most treasured and cherished cultural attractions. Located in a soothing and natural scenery, Morikami invites guests to discover its many aspects and learn Florida’s heritage and its link with Japan.

2.  Delray Yacht Cruises
Delray Beach offers numerous cruises along the Intracoastal…
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