January 2016

There are 72 blog entries for January 2016.

 

Using renewable, recyclable materials is an increasing trend in building.  Both builders and consumers are more concerned about energy efficiency and leaving a smaller carbon footprint on the planet.  The new energy efficient movement is leaning toward sustainability.

Energy efficient appliances are now standard in new construction and in remodeling. The initial cost is more expensive than that of non-designated energy efficient appliances; however, over the long term the savings outweigh the slightly higher purchase price. Homeowners may qualify for a federal tax credit for making improvements or installing appliances design to boost the energy-efficiency of their home. You must purchase new energy-efficient equipment, and the equipment must be

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Whether you are a vegetarian or not, a healthy lifestyle is essential to long and healthy life.  In general, most vegetarian diets are low in cholesterol, saturated fats, high in fiber and folate, with zero animal protein.  It has been studied that in western countries most vegetarians live longer than most non-vegetarians live. They have substantially reduced risks for heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure and reduced risks for such cancers, particularly lung cancer and colon cancer.

Not all vegetarians eat clean.  Many replace protein with high fat cheeses and junk food.   After all, there is no meat in brownies, chips and ice cream.  One can easily consume large quantities of high sugar, carbohydrates and fats. If meat proteins are not

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Imagine floating 800 feet above the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the fun and exhilarating adventure of parasailing. Parasailing is a recreational sporting activity unlike anything you’ve ever tried and it’s a staple for locals and tourists alike to try when in Florida. Give yourself the chance to see the Floridian beaches and ocean from new heights.

A special parachute glides a rider, in their harness, up in the air while being pulled behind a motorboat over the ocean. It might seem a little intimidating to the first time parasailer but it a smooth and comfortable ride. The rider is then gently lowered down after completion of the parasail adventure. As you have heard before, “it is not the amount of breaths you take, it is the moments

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February 6, 2016 from 4:30pm to 9:00pm at the Palm Beach Zoo in West Palm Beach.

You and your friends and family can enjoy the sounds of live music performed by the Shin Dig Duo and Andre Michaud. Aside from the fabulous food and great music, the best part about Food Truck Safari is the animals! Several of the zookeepers will give educating talks about the animals. You can get up close and personal with a number of the exotic creatures the zoo protects. Ticket sales and a portion of the food truck proceeds will go to the Palm Beach Zoo’s operations. They support only sustainable practices when it comes to the food trucks and the other fun activities that take place in the zoo. They support protecting the animals and the environment all while educating

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Looking for a new restaurant to try in Palm Beach Counnty? Try one of these great Singer Island restaurants!

Johnny Longboats

A true, tropically inspired restaurant in Singer Island is the beloved Johnny Longboats. Johnny Longboats Tropical Grill on the Beach offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with a breathtaking view of the beach and ocean. This charming, open-air restaurant offers a true Floridian vibe with a warm, friendly atmosphere. the menu at Johnny Longboats features a variety of tropical dishes from fresh fish, a raw bar and delicious, tropical cocktails.

Johnny Longboats Tropical Grill on the Beach is located at 2401 North Ocean Avenue on Singer Island, Florida.

3800 Ocean

Found within the gorgeous Marriot Hotel in Singer Island is the

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The “Great Florida Reef” is the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States.  It is the third largest coral reef on the planet.  Florida is the only state that has wide-ranging shallow coral reefs along the coastline.  The Florida Reef Track expanses 358 miles.  These reefs are habitats for a multitude of plants and sea life, providing shelter, breeding grounds, and nourishment.

A natural coral reef occurs in specific environmental conditions. The favorable environmental conditions required for the growth of a natural coral reef are rather warm, clear waters, a solid configuration for attachment, low phosphate and nitrogen nutrients as well as water movement (waves).

Microsoft co-founder and marine conservationist Paul

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Its seems the majority of the public is bound to their smartphone.  It is anticipated within the next two years a smartphone could be your only computer.  The original (mass marketed to the public) smartphones of 2011 and 2012 were not powerful enough to accomplish all our computer needs.

Consumer trends industry expert and Chief Researcher Carolina Milanesi feels we will not all need desktops. She stated, “Some of us already don’t.” Thanks to increased processing power, better battery life, vastly improved networking speeds, and larger screen sizes on mobile devices, the shift away from the desktop is accelerating. Nevertheless, battery power is not powerful enough.

Solar energy may be the solution.  An environmentally aware company based in

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Forbes Magazine released its list of “Best Buy Cities: Where to Invest in Housing 2016” and Floridian cities have made the list.

Seven of the “sunshine state’s” metropolitan areas have made their name in the top 20 spots on this list. The Floridian cities that have made this list include: Orlando (No. 2), Fort Lauderdale (No. 8), Cape Coral (No. 10), Sarasota (No. 12), Tampa (No. 14), Jacksonville (No. 18) and West Palm Beach (No. 19).

These strong statistics indicate a correlation between, strong job growth in Florida and the rise in home prices. From 2014 to 2015 Florida experienced a job growth of 2.93%, which was the best among large states, even edging out California’s 2.90%. Because of the robust job growth, real estate investment also grows.

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Located at 501 Plaza Real, in Boca Raton, Florida is one of the finest displays of culture and art in South Florida, the Boca Raton Museum of Fine Art.
Boca Raton’s Museum of Fine Art offers a world of incredible art to its guests. With both a permanent collection as well as temporary exhibitions, the museum is home to pieces by some of the most famous artists in the world. Works by Picasso, Matisse, Degas, Arman, Modigliani and Andy Warhol are just some of the amazing artists on display at the Boca Raton Museum of Fine Art.

The history of this fabulous museum is deeply rooted in the history of its city, Boca Raton. The Boca Raton Museum of Fine Art has been accredited to being the “cultural impact” that has influenced other small towns to showcase

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This Sunday, January 31, will be the fourth annual Ibis Charities Care and Share Food Drive. The premier West Palm Beach Country Club, Ibis Golf and Country Club, offers some of the top golf and country club real estate in southern Florida. This local event of good will and generosity has become the largest food drive of any community in Palm Beach County, according to the Palm Beach County Food Bank.

This year’s Ibis Charities Care and Share Food Drive is sure to make an impact! Over the past three years, the food drive has brought in over 51,000 pounds of food and almost $25,000 just from resident’s donations and hard work. All of the food and money raised at the event is given to the Palm Beach County Food Bank as well as the Grove Park Elementary

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