January 2015

There are 69 blog entries for January 2015.

Fishing reports for south florida

1.30.15 Fishing Report

Windy conditions and rough cooler weather has kept many anglers at the docks this week, but those who made it off land have been seeing plenty of fish. On the east coast of South Florida, winds have shifted to the Northwest about 5 to 10 knots as the front strolled through. Seas are about 3-5 feet with an occasional 6 feet and Intracoastal waters are at a light chop.

OFFSHORE- The cold front South Florida had this week has perked up the sailfish and they have been biting! Captain Bouncer caught eight out of ten sailfish on Wednesday. All the sails that have been caught have been on live bait fishing under the kite. You can search for these sailfish north of the Juno Pier, along the 120’ ledge, around hard rips, color changes in

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Jupiter Donut Factory has been a staple among Jupiter locals looking to get their donut fix for decades. Soon though, Jupiter won't be the only place that you can get all the delectable treats that Jupiter Donut Factory has to offer.

In March, Jupiter Donut Factory will be opening a second location in Royal Palm Beach. It will be located in the Village Royale Shopping Plaza on the northwest corner of Royal Palm Beach and Okeechobee Boulevard.

The reason for the second location, store owner Don Pascalli said, is because many of his neighbors in Royal Palm and Wellington have to drive 40 miles to buy his homemade pastries. Once March rolls around, there will be a much more convenient location for them.

Jupiter Donut Factory is unique for the

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For the 9th straight year the Champions Tour will make it's yearly pilgramage to South Florida where they will set up shop at the Old Course at Broken Sound for the 15th edition of the Allianz Championship.

The tournament will take place Friday, February 5th through Sunday, February 8th and will feature some of the top golfers on the 50 years old and up circuit. The field will include 2014 Charles Schwab Cup winner Bernhard Langer, defending Allianz Championship winner Michael Allen, 2013 champion Rocco Mediate, and eight members of the World Golf Hall of Fame including Langer, Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin, Nick Price, Colin Montgomerie, and Curtis Strange. In addition, 2015 World Golf Hall of Fame class member Mark O'Meara will also take part in the

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From the farm to your table is the concept of the new restaurant, Grommet’s Tavern & Eats which was recently opened in Juno Beach, Florida. The name is a twist of two words, Grom, a local term that young surfers are called and Gourmet, hence the name Grommets’. Ironically, the name fits well due to being steps away from the sandy beaches making it the ideal location next to Loggerhead Plaza. “I want this to be a ‘come as you are’ restaurant. Come from the beach, from the golf course, from shopping, from work, with boards, briefcases or strollers. All are welcome,” says Casey Kerlin, owner of this great new restaurant.

Kerlin is a strong believer for protecting and supporting the environment all while enhancing local farms and fishermen in our South

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Delray Beach's famous Garlic Fest is returning to the downtown Delray strip February 6th through the 8th.

The 16th annual edition of the event will be headed at the Old School Square in downtown Delray and will feature dishes that all incorporate garlic as well as music acts and a kids learning area.

The event is dedicated to exploring the numerous health and culinary possibilities of garlic. The festival has even been featured on the Food Network in the past.

In addition to the garlic based cuisine, there will be 15 musical acts to enjoy, headlined by Rebelution on Friday night and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue on Saturday.

Hours and prices vary by the day.

On Feb 6th the "Best Stinkin' Party in Town" will be open from 5pm to 11pm and

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The Blowing Rocks Preserve is a 73-arce area of pristine Jupiter Island land. It reaches all the way to the famous “blowing rocks” and beach where you can watch the waves crash up through the rocks and caves. Blowing Rocks is actually an incredible, barrier island sanctuary, which is a native coastal habitat of the area. Blowing Rocks is carefully protected by the local society in Jupiter. It is home to a wide variety of endangered species of animals and plants including: rare loggerhead turtles, leatherback turtles, green sea turtles and so much more. Some of the habitats you will see while visiting Blowing Rocks Preserve include: tropical hardwood hammock, beach dunes, coastal strands and mangrove swamps. When you walk along the rocks you will see

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Here are 5 fun things to do with kids in West Palm Beach!

South Florida Fair

Comprised of 135 acres, the South Florida Fair is an annual occurrence, certain to bring joy to children anywhere. The Fair itself is divided into three different sections: Yesteryear Village, Cruzan Amphitheater, and the exhibit buildings, which include the Expo Center and Agriplex. The Fair usually takes place the last two weeks of January and incorporates a theme purposed to educate patrons about culture. Such examples are “Tales of the American West,” “New England,” and “Hollywood.” Kids especially enjoy the livestock and agriculture exhibits, during which time they can come face-to-face with their favorite two- or four-legged animal. There are also so many rides from which

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During the 1960’s, the Loxahatchee River was filled with so many fish you could practically walk on them. The sea life was in its prime and the river had so much life to offer, but there was one sea mammal that was well-known throughout the area, a special dolphin that once lived in these fresh waters, not too far from the beautiful pristine beaches, by a tall red lighthouse, and close to the grassy flats. The local residents of Jupiter and Tequesta, Florida named this extraordinary Dolphin: “Georgie Girl.”

The South Florida locals shared their story of the playful porpoise!

Here is their story…

 Once upon a time, in the 1960’s, there was a family of eight dolphins who lived in the Loxahatchee River of Jupiter, Florida. They traveled around

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It won’t be long until the building that housed the former Brix Italian Fishery, located on the Loxahatchee River, north of Burt Reynold’s Park, will be demolished. In its place will be a new restaurant called the Jupiter Inlet Restaurant. With plans to connect to Jupiter’s Riverwalk, Jupiter Inlet Restaurant will feature 350 seats, outdoor cabana seating, indoor and outdoor live music, and public boat docks with nine boat slips. Directly next to the new establishment will be a new fishing pier stretching 225 feet along US1, a $1 million project certain to attract boaters and fishermen from all over. Prior to these plans, the Brix Italian Fishery had been vacant since 2011.

Even though there has been a recent influx of new developments in Jupiter,

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Have you ever laid out on the warm sand while enjoying some rays of sunlight on South Florida’s beaches and ever wonder what is living beneath your feet? Discover the importance of the small things in nature by joining Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, Florida.

This marine facility offers many programs to help the curious minded individuals discover just how alive the beaches in South Florida are by interactive presentations and beach expeditions from their very own sandy backyard. It is always fun to play where the waves crash onto the shore, but in fact, there are tiny animals that are able to make homes in the spaces that are moist between grains of sand at the water’s edge. Loggerhead Marinelife Center discusses Florida’s coastal

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