October 2016

There are 18 blog entries for October 2016.


Hurry up and get your chance for fun and thrill in at the last few days of Shriek Week at Sugar Sands Park in Boca Raton. This week of crazy tricks and treats is the perfect destination to bring your kids this Halloween Weekend. Shriek Week has been a smash hit so far this week but is continuing until Saturday. 

The theme for this year’s Shriek Week is “Florida’s Terrifying Tourist Traps.” So the entire event will take you through some of Florida’s scariest towns and creepiest destinations. The haunted house is filled with frightening characters and fun rides. There will be crafts, stilt walkers, magic shows, live entertainment, trackless train rides, a free trick or treat trail, a black light carnival game room and tons of food and drink vendors. 

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This Saturday beginning at 1pm is the beloved Halloween Parade in Delray Beach. The parade kicks off at the south east corner of Old School Square Park and travels along Atlantic Avenue through downtown. Bring out your friends, family and kids in your best Halloween costume for an amazing parade filled with decorated floats, spooky characters, live music and more. free icecream will be handed out to those who attend the Halloween Parade. 

Following the parade is Kidfest! Kidfest is a free event perfect for families on this holiday weekend. The festival takes place in Veterans Park and features craft tables, food vendors, live entertainment, bounce houses, face painting and costume contests. “In addition, local children's services/organizations that

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For the second year in a row, the city of Downtown West Palm Beach is going to be converted into an outdoor art exhibition called CANVAS Outdoor Museum Show. Your art experience will have no boundaries and no limits at the CANVAS show from November 11th to the 20th. Spread out over several event days, with multiple locations CANVAS is a celebration of art you won’t want to miss. 

More than twenty different locations will be transformed into massive art installations. Feast your eyes on building-sized frescos, intricate murals and jaw dropping works of art. These works will be applied to the sides of condominium towers, hotels, a city-owned garage, and even the Royal Park Bridge that leads to Palm Beach. 

All of the murals on the buildings will be

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The climate in Palm Beach County can be challenging when trying to garden.  Perhaps you are a full time gardener or a weekend garden warrior fitting it in when you can, succulents are an easy fit.  Whether your goal is just maintaining a healthy landscape or creating an ever-changing tropical paradise, knowledge is the key when it comes to South Florida gardening.  

Gardeners interested in current trends identify and appreciate the intense sculptural qualities of succulents. Now might be the time to consider adding succulents to your garden.   Gardeners' may want to should know they can add breathtaking varieties of succulents anywhere.  Succulents are a stress-free solution for any circumstance. Add them to an intimate balcony, formal space, or a

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SPOOKYVILLE 

Gear up your friends and family for an old-fashioned style Halloween party for adults and kids at Spookyville. This fun and festive event offers kiddie rides, scarecrow making, games, arts and crafts and of course trick or treating! Bring out your best costumes for Spookyville. The upcoming dates for Spookyville are Oct. 30th and 31st. Yesteryear Village, South Florida Fairgrounds. 

Details: www.southfloridafair.com/spookyville 561-793-0333

FRIGHT NIGHTS 

Known as Palm Beach County’s scariest Halloween destination, Fright Nights is sure to spook even the toughest of folks. Prepare yourself for the scariest and freakiest haunted house experience when you venture through these doors. Thursday through Saturday nights until October

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Make sure to mark your calendars for a weekend of Italian culture, cuisine and celebration at the 14th Annual Feast of Little Italy at the Abacoa Town Center. Happening November 4th, 5th and 6th is an all-Italian good time in Abacoa. This fun family style event grants guests a unique experience that brings you right to Italy. 

The Feast of Little Italy fills the streets of Abacoa’s Town Center with the sights, smells and tastes of Italian culture. This year there is sure to be over 140 vendors, live music and beautiful décor. Some of the live music you will feasting your eyes and ears on includes, Grammy & Oscar Nominated artist, Frank Stallone, the three women’s harmony group, Tre Bella and so many more Italian inspired artists. 

Some of the

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Southeast Florida hosts the 7th Annual Coral Gables Food, Wine and Spirits Festival on Saturday and Sunday, November 11 – 12, 2016.  The flavorful festival is located just west of Alhambra Circle and Ponce de Leon toward Lejeune in Coral Gables.  Look for the colossal tents and many people.

The festival features a “wines of the world pavilion”.  The wine area will offer samplings of over 200 international reds, whites and rose’s.  After sampling some wine, head over to the “culinary pavilion” which will be offering tasters of the remarkable food from South Florida’s best restaurants. After sampling tasty morsels from area restauranteurs take a breather and stop by the “seminar stage”.  Here at the

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Loggerhead Marine Life Center - 5 Turtle Release The Loggerhead Marine Life Center in Juno Beach had their largest turtle release to date, and five rehabilitated turtles were put back in the ocean and sent on their way. Brie, Bruce, Pearson, Shertz and Treble all have fully recovered and were brought back to the beach and encouraged to go back home.   More than 500 people showed up to watch, as the five turtles were brought down to the beach, and placed near the water’s edge. Three of the turtles went in with little prodding, but the other two went after a quick re-positioning.   Loggerhead Marine Life Center Broadcasted the Event Live on Facebook   This is the second time Waterfront Properties was on hand for a Sea Turtle Release, Nicole Richards was on hand back in October…
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Are you looking for a delicious cup of gourmet coffee?  Grab a book, kick back, relax and enjoy a cup of java in the Palm Beaches.  In addition to the gorgeous beaches, tranquil waterways, surreal sunrises and sunsets the local area boasts amazing coffee houses.

The Palm Beach Post conducted a survey of readers on “Who has the best coffee in the Palm Beaches?”  The results varied with three local coffeehouses rising to the top.

Topping the poll at Number 1 is Subculture Coffee Roasters, located at 509 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach and 123 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach.  Subculture offers a relaxed atmosphere and small batch artisan coffee.  Coffee beans are harvested and imported from Ethiopia, Oromia, Panama, and Chinqui providing

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Now that the housing market has steadied after more than a decade of difficulties, this could be the perfect opportunity to invest in a home. It is said that South Florida is an earmarked real estate market and it’s driving the prices of real estate up. 

The Case-Shiller 20 City Index noted that home values rose 5.7%.  Leading economists think prices will continue to rise, at least in the interim. Nationally, Miami is considered one of the top 20 metropolitan cities with highest growth forecast.  Topping the list is another South Florida city, Tampa. 

The National Association of Realtors is forecasting a 4.4% increase in existing home prices and in 2017 an increase of 3.4%.  According to Miami Board of Realtors, “South Florida housing

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