March 2015

There are 80 blog entries for March 2015.

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Anglers and boaters are always looking for new ways to accessorize and enhance the experiences on the water. Skilled designs are crafted right here in South Florida.

The benefit of light as a lure to fish has been known for a while and the trend is only starting to re-surface and enhance. As children, many have used a flashlight to see in the water as dusk fell upon us. Now, LED boat lighting can bring up your favorite species and increase your chances of hooking up the big one!

Lighting waterways up with underwater LEDs are the coolest illumination accessory to accent the mood and ambiance. LEDs, Light Emitting Diodes, are used in a lot of electronics from blues, whites, green, reds and purples. LEDs are becoming a very popular choice to light up…
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Here are some great restaurants in Boynton Beach, FL.

Chris’ Taverna
Located in Boynton Beach, Chris’ Taverna is a family-owned restaurant rated number one for Greek cuisine. Favorites include Lamb Chops and Mediterranean Shrimp, all of which are made from scratch with the finest of ingredients. A winner of two ZAGAT awards and “Talk of the Town,” Chris’ Taverna offers generous portion sizes and a friendly environment with knowledgeable staff and management. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm, and Sunday 11:30-9pm.

Sweetwater
Sweetwater is a favorite local restaurant in Boynton Beach featuring homemade offerings made of the freshest local fruits and vegetables. They are known for their extensive drinks

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In March of 1965, the PGA of America was at a crossroads. It was looking for a new place to house its offices but wasn't sure where to go.

John D. MacArthur, wanting to be under the PGA branch invited them to come look at his club. He offered to let them work out of his clubhouse at PGA National Golf Club (now the present day BallenIsles). The PGA of America complied and thus began the now 50 year history of the partnership between the PGA of America and the Palm Beach Gardens area.

The area back then, however, looked nothing like it does today. I-95 ended at PGA Boulevard, known back then as Monet road. Northlake Boulevard was a gravel road west of US 1. Today's PGA National did not exist, and other than MacArthur’s PGA National Golf Club

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Congratulations to local North Palm Beach resident, professional golfer and respected philanthropist, Jack Nicklaus!  He has been presented with the Congressional Gold Medal. Both houses of Congress honored Nicklaus with the medal March 25, 2015

The Congressional Gold Medal is presented “to persons who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is likely to be recognized as a major achievement in the recipient’s field long after the achievement.”   It one of the two highest awards granted to citizens of the United States.   Nicklaus received the other, Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 2005by President George W. Bush.

He joins the ranks of Roberto Clemente, Joe Louis, Jackie Robinson, Jesse Owens, Byron

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On Saturday, March 28th, the Loxahatchee River will go back into time passing through the River Center in Jupiter, Florida. An annual event, “River Rhapsody” will be fundamentally aiding the outstanding environmental education that it offers to all ages throughout the year.

“River Rhapsody” hosted by Chief Meteorologist on the Storm Team 5, Steve Weagle, creates this educational event inside a turn of the century river boat. Going back to the 1860’s, the Jupiter inlet Lighthouse flashed its beacon out across the seas for the very first flash. The light signaled the new era of safe navigation through communication of technology turning Jupiter, Florida into a community that could live off of its bountiful assets that are along the Loxahatchee River and

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Lantana is worth checking out, particularly for its amazing selection of restaurants!

Jack’s Grumpy Grouper
Jack’s Grumpy Grouper is an island-themed restaurant featuring Happy Hour every day from 3-7pm and 11pm to 1:30am. There is both indoor and outdoor seating to enjoy, with live entertainment on some nights, as well as large fans spraying a cool mist during warm sunny days. Favorites include pulled pork tacos, fresh grouper, salsa, avocado, and pico de gallo. Customers also appreciate that Jack’s Grumpy Grouper is a great place to catch the game with friends. There is also a billiard’s room to enjoy, as well as a private room for events and gatherings.

Old Key Lime House
Old Key Lime House is fun outdoor waterfront restaurant in Lantana. It is

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The State of Florida Senate Finance and Tax Committee is in support of reducing commercial real estate lease tax.  The bill (SB 140) recommends reducing the current 6% tax on commercial real estate leases to 5%.  This reduction makes Florida even more attractive, in addition to the perfect weather and beautiful beaches, for homeowners and business owners.

Under the bill, the cut would take effect January 1, 2016.  Reduction in the state tax commercial real estate lease percentage will allow Florida to compete for businesses to move to the state.

Governor Scott said, “This part of our Tax Cut Agenda is a $100 million reduction in the sales tax on commercial rent, which costs businesses about $1.4 billion per year. This reduction will make it more

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Abacoa Golf Club will play host to the 6th Annual Hannah's Home Golf Classic on April 18th.

The event is being put on by Hannah's Home of South Florida and will feature a closest-to-the-pin competition, a long drive competition, and a hole-in one competition with the opportunity to win a 2 year lease on a car from Schumacher-Buick in West Palm Beach.

The day will feature registration at 7am with a shotgun start at 8am. Following golf, there will be a luncheon and prize presentation beginning at noon.

Cost of the event is $200 per player and includes green fees, cart, favor bag, refreshments, snacks, lunch, and awards. Sponsorship opportunites are also available, ranging from $150 up to $5,000.

Hannah's Home is a residential program providing

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Boca Bacchanal is a weekend full of fabulous happenings. This year’s 13th Annual Boca Bacchanal will be jam-packed with excellent food and wonderful wine that is paired and balanced by eminent chefs throughout Boca Raton, Florida.

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The Bacchanalia event is going to be held on March 27th at the Atlantic Aviation Hangar of the Boca Raton Airport! South Florida invites you to this one of a kind event of blending aromatic wine and foods. Chefs and Sommeliers will be presenting and offering in an incomparable way. “Bacchanalia will delight your senses in a decadent whirlwind of luxury and one-of-a-kind revelry while supporting the community you love.”

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On March 28th, you may also treat your senses to an intimate gourmet dinner, the Vintner Dinners will

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Brooks Koepka does not have a history of withdrawing from golf tournaments. In fact, heading into this weekend, he had yet to withdraw from an event during play on either the European or PGA Tours.

That streak came to an end on Sunday, when Koepka had to withdraw from the Arnold Palmer Invitational after 11 holes with a rib injury. It wasn't just any rib injury either. Koepka's rib had actually become dislocated earlier in the week and played through until he just coudln't go anymore.

"They put it back in place twice yesterday and it didn't pop out again today, it's just very painful and very tough to breathe. It's not fun," the Palm Beach Gardens resident said.

Koepka said the initial dislocation occured before his round started on Saturday. He

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