June 2015

There are 37 blog entries for June 2015.

The West Course at the Fountains Country Club will be closed until mid-October as the club undergoes a $2 million renovation project.

The club is trying to get the course back to its original design by widening bunkers, restructuring fairways, and leveling parts of the course. According to General Manager Ricardo Catarino, by reshaping the bunkers and fairways, the greens will regain some of the visual appeal that it had when it originally opened in the 1970s.

The plan is not only to return the greens to their original size and shape, but also re-build the tee boxes to make the course more playable for less experienced golfers.

In addition, the club will also be fixing the clubhouse roof, expanding the outdoor eating areas, and revamping the

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“Scavengers hunt supporting Delray Beach’s Charities.”

So, do you think you know Delray Beach, Florida? Then prove it! A scavenger hunt will be taking place in downtown Delray Beach on Saturday, June 27, 2015 and this year will include more Clue Stop locations than ever. This is a chance to learn about one of South Florida’s great towns. Each team can have a maxiumum of 5 people and must stay together at all times or sign up individually. You can win money, too: $1,000, $500 and $250 for first, second and third place, respectively. Note: A car and a smart phone with a bar-code scanner app are needed. Afterward, hang out downtown and enjoy some of the great eateries and night spots.
 

The Scavenger Hunt Mission:
  Figure out the clues and visit as many

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Father’s Day is this Sunday on June 21, 2015!

Whether your father figure is into boating and fishing, golf, or relaxing and watching sports, there are plenty of options to choose from here in the sunshine state and many ways to spoil him on his special day. 

For the Boater:
We live in a paradise, the State of Florida has proven to be one of the greatest fishing spots in the entire world! If you don’t have a boat, rest assured that there are many fishing guides or boat rentals available in every area of South Florida. Or a trip to Bass Pro Shop or Outdoor World could do the trick too by spoiling dad at one of the biggest fishing and hunting supply stores.

For the Golfer:
If Dad needs to brush up on his skills take him to the famous PGA National in Palm…
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A lot of private courses try to entice membership by offering to treat potential members as "members for a day". Well, PGA National is taking it one step further by offering "ownership for a day".

For $25,000, you and 50 of your closest friends can literally take over PGA National and the Champion Course, home of the Honda Classic for the day. For what breaks down to about $500 a person, you can play the course that has played home to the Honda Classic, the 1983 Ryder Cup, and the 1987 PGA Championship. The cost also comes with access to the practice facilities, locker room, and caddie services. 

In addition, all members of the group will get a continental breakfast before teeing off, commemorative bag tags, full access to the practice facilities,

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This Saturday, June 20, marks the 11th annual International Surfing Day. Every year, cities around the world partake in celebrations of this beloved, surfing holiday. People from across the globe, in more than 30 countries host barbeques, competitions, film screenings and other surf related activities.

The special thing behind International Surfing Day is not only found in celebrating the lifestyle and sport of surfing but the celebration of our oceans. International Surfing Day highlights ways to give back to our oceans, waves and beaches by organizing habitat restoration, beach and ocean cleanups and other activities that promote coastal preservation.

There are events taking place all over the world this weekend. So, no matter where you may be,

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To celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month, a free family-friendly festival will be held this Saturday of Father’s Day Weekend. The fun festival, Colors of the Caribbean, is going to be held with music and flavors of the islands in Hollywood, Florida!

“Produced for the Hollywood CRA by Aifos Agency, Caribbean American Heritage Florida and The Rhythm Foundation, Colors of the Caribbean takes place Saturday June 20th, 4pm to 11pm, at the Hollywood ArtsPark at Young Circle in downtown Hollywood.”

Plenty of activities will be happening such as live musical performances, Kids Zones, Caribbean Food Village, Arts & Crafts and smaller stages playing folk dance and cultural performances. “Live performances include Inner Circle, reggae’s top selling “bad boys,”

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Tips for Trolling for Fish in South Florida

Fishing in the form of trolling is a great and effective technique to catch a variety of pelagic predators that are fast and able to hunt down moving prey, most particularly in South Florida such as wahoo, dolphin, tuna and billfish.

The rationality of trolling is simple, however, some small to mid-size boaters still do not understand the concept of the technique of trolling and then may get wrapped up in a frustrating experience. As for professional sportfish yachts, which are equipped with long outriggers and look at trolling as an art with lure shapes and tracing positions for particular locations based on weather settings. They have outriggers with release clips that allow crews to create multi-bait

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Do you enjoy sizzling sounds that feature the soulful sounds of rock –n- roll? Within minutes from the famous and vibrant streets of Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The music starts on June 19-21, so you will be able to rock out all weekend at: Lauderdale Live 2015!

Have a good ole time enjoying great music which is nicely set up against the backdrop of historic waterways and top notch restaurants.
The festival will be located at Huizenga Park, which is a 1.8 acre park that is smack middle in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. The park has gorgeous fountains and expansive green space for basking in the music and the sunshine.Some of the headliners will be Phillip Phillips, Ben Rector, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Kris Allen,

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Tennis Star, Venus Williams makes a very special stay in Wellington, Florida last Tuesday to help celebrate the opening of the brand new $5 million tennis facility, The Wellington Tennis Center, off Lyons Road.

The Wellington Tennis Center made its grand opening with the five time Wimbledon champ and 20 year resident of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and Venus Williams was greeted by an excited audience of over 200 South Florida residents.

Williams stated that she would like to see more municipal courts in South Florida, calling Wellington’s new center “beautiful” compared to others she has seen. “It has energy about it as well,” she said. “You can see how the community has embraced it. I’ve never seen this many people excited about tennis in a long time.”…
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With South Florida’s hot sun and spending a day out on the salty beaches, it is always nice to enjoy a cool down every once in a while. By a cool down, I am referring to a nice cold ice-cream cone to melt off the heat.  An Ice Cream shop that has been open for 30 years is one of the best ice-cream shops in the area: Palm Beach Ice Cream located in two different areas of Jupiter and Tequesta, Florida!

1.    Quality: The real, old fashioned, homemade ice-cream that is fresh daily.

2.    Service: The owners are local fishermen, who are friendly and down to earth, plus they give out free samples of their homemade ice-cream.

3.    Variety: Oh the Flavors! The variety of flavors from Ice-cream to Frozen Yogurts, Sorbets and plus “No Sugar Added” Flavors! Some…
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