April 2016

There are 58 blog entries for April 2016.

Martin County’s largest vegetable garden is Kai-Kai Farms. The owners of Kai-Kai Farms, Carl Frost and Diane Cordeau, were two lab technicians for the University of Florida, Indian River Research and Education Center that met, fell in love, and married in 1988. It was a match made in sustainable farming heaven.

Their love of traveling brought them to the Solomon Islands and pointed them in the direction of what their life’s work would be. Upon reaching the islands, they were greeted by various tribal chiefs and invited for kai-kai. They learned kai-kai meant food gatherings. They learned how they grew vegetables in a very basic way. They decided that farming would be their future.   

Kai-Kai Farms follows all organic protocols for the local,…
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Blowing Rocks Preserve is a waterfront preserve with beautiful natural limestone beachfront formations.  The rock formations can send saltwater geysers into the sky as whitecaps pound the shoreline. Blowing Rocks Preserve, 574 South Beach Road, Hobe Sound.  For more information, please call (561) 747-3113 or visit www.nature.org.

The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary is a non-profit facility dedicated to the care of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. Annually, more than 3,000 animals receive treatment through the wildlife rehabilitation program. Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, 2500 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter.  For more information, please call (561) 575-3399 or visit www.nature.org.

Canoe Outfitters of Florida is located at the shores of the “Wild and

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Polo, the “sport of kings”, is not only for the wealthy and royals in Palm Beach County, it has been a favorite pastime of local Floridians for years. The International Polo Club Palm Beach is located in Wellington, Florida. Wellington is the heart of South Florida’s horse country and the epicenter of international polo.

The great international sport of polo used to be practiced by only by kings and now graces the Palm Beaches annually. The international polo season begins in early January and continues until into May. During the season, guests can come out to the polo grounds and relish the matches and all the happenings that surround it.

On any given Sunday, meet friends and other guests enjoying the polo matches of Palm Beach County under

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It's no secret why many of the top golfers in the world call South Florida home. Weather, no state income tax, and an endless list of courses and practice facilities for them to work on their games are just some of them. Well now, seven of the biggest of those names in professional golf have teamed up to tell the rest of the country, and world, why they should come visit South Florida, and specifically Palm Beach County.

Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Rory Mcllroy, Ernie Els, Rickie Fowler, Camilo Villegas, and reigning PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Daniel Berger have created a series of new videos that local tourism officials will use in hopes of luring more prospective vacationers. Each video features one of the golfers talking about why they live

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Are you aware that the historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is one of the oldest actively functioning lighthouses in the United States?  Learn everything you wish to learn about this historic treasure with one of the 90 plus volunteers from the Loxahatchee River Historical Society.  The volunteers will share local facts with guests who tour the lighthouse. The volunteers share legends and the mesmerizing views from the top of the light to the 80,000+ visitors a year. 

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse was built in 1860.  In 1853, Congress sanctioned the building of a Lighthouse at Jupiter Inlet.  Jupiter Inlet was one of six sites chosen in the state by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Surveyors. All six-lighthouse projects were assigned to Army Lieutenant

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This April marks the 46th anniversary of Earth Day around the world and this year could be the biggest Earth Day yet. This year, Earth Day Network is expecting to see one of the most exciting years in environmental history.

The very first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970 where it activated over 20 million Americans from all walks of life. This year, Earth Day also falls on April 22, Friday April 22 of 2016. On the very first Earth Day, was the inauguration the biggest, modern environmental movement and now it is a celebrated day by people across the globe. 

Following the great success of the initial Earth day, the Earth Day Network chose to converge with over 50,000 partners in 192 countries to “broaden, diversify and mobilize the

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One of the most famous seaside towns in south Florida is Delray Beach. It is known for its charm, beautiful beaches, nice locals, amazing shopping and dining and mostly the famous, Atlantic Avenue. Delray Beach is not very big but Atlantic Avenue certainly packs a punch. The hotspot only spans a couple of blocks but boasts 111 restaurants, 52 spas and salons, 49 retail stores, 28 art galleries and 17 resorts and hotels. 

Atlantic Avenue is the perfect place to spend day or night. Amongst the daylight hours you can head out with friends and family for a lunch outdoors in the beautiful weather at one of Atlantic Avenue’s hottest restaurants. Or you can walk Atlantic Avenue and sift through its many shops and boutiques. If you are looking for a bit more

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The Jupiter area United States Coast Guard presents an “About Boating Safely” class on Sunday, April 23, 2016 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The boating safely course is sponsored by the AustinBlu Foundation.

There is no disputing that South Floridians enjoy boating.  By the time spring and summer seasons roll around, most Jupiter area residents head out on the gorgeous blue waters.  Whether on the Intracoastal Waterway for a leisurely cruise or out into the sparkling azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean for some deep-sea fishing, Jupiter is a charmed place to live.

The AustinBlu Foundation was established when Austin Stephanos and his good friend were lost at sea last summer. Boating is an enjoyable activity, although it may be

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Call it a green market or a farmer’s market, the Palm Beaches offers plenty of them.  As you are aware, a green market is a market where farmers and growers sell produce directly to the public.  Some also offer baked goods, arts and crafts and much more.  Generally, all who participate in selling at green market sell organic, local, sustainable, non-G.M.O. produce. 

Farmers markets offer the finest and freshest ingredients available for the discerning chef or foodie.  In Palm Beach County, there is still plenty of season left to get out and enjoy a local area green market.  Watch for pop-up events in your area.

The West Palm Beach Green Market is on Saturdays from 9:00am – 11:00am on the West Palm Beach waterfront. Parking is FREE in the Banyan

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When you think of Palm Beach County you might think of lavish real estate, blue water, warm weather and tropical cuisine and all of those things are very Palm Beach! But another big thing in this area is an appreciation for gardens and creating a tropical oasis. 

To try something new, you will want to try a class at the Mounts Botanical Garden. You can refine your gardening skills, or learn a new hobby of soothing gardening that is good for the soul. 

This month at Mounts: Last full weekend in April: “The Plant Sales at Mounts have become increasingly popular each year attracting more than 5,000 homeowners looking to beautify and add appeal and value to their home and garden. Gardeners are always looking to add more color and unusual plants to their

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