November 2016

There are 23 blog entries for November 2016.

Change up your Friday night routine this weekend with a “Movie in the Park” in Boynton! Every first Friday of the month at the Ocean Avenue Amphitheater there will be a movie screening with a different top rated film open to the public. All you have to do is bring your blankets and picnic chairs and family or friends to relax with a movie beneath the stars. 

The event is free for everyone and you are welcomed to bring your own food and drink, but food, snacks and beverages will be available for sale as well. “The Boynton Beach CRA will also hold a free drawing with prizes consisting of gift certificates to some of the local restaurants and businesses.” 

Movie Night in the Park tends to fill up fast so be sure to arrive early to get a parking spot

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The Jupiter Lighthouse Museum is offering a program called “Hike Through History.” This fun and educational program allows guests to discover the topography and natural history of Jupiter’s national conservation land and historical sites.  

You will hike 2 miles across the 120 acre Jupiter Lighthouse natural area that is full of beautiful landscape and wildlife. An educated guide will explain different species of animals and plants as well as the history and topography of the land. The hike begins at the flagpole beneath the lighthouse and ventures throughout the natural area. You will be able to overlook the serene Intracoastal Waters, hike up hills and through the wooded areas. 

The next Hike Through History will take place December 3 at 8:30am

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  Taking center stage at the West Palm Beach Waterfront is Sandi, the world’s only 600-ton sand tree. Sandi stands a stunning 35 feet tall  and dazzles crowds with nightly music.  Sandi comes to life with light shows featuring over 5,000 animated lights. The tree lighting ceremony is scheduled to begin at 6:00p.m on December 1 at the Clematis by Night Tree Lighting and runs through New Year’s Day. Truly the star of the show, Sandi’s phenomenal supporting cast includes four additional, award-worthy sand sculptures and tons of free family fun including a backstage peek in Sandi’s Dressing Room and the whimsical SnowieVille, where kids can build a tropical snowman.  The popular Glow FORE It 9-hole Mini Golf returns to the Waterfront along with over…
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A timeless tradition filled with the spirit of the holiday is the famous Nutcracker Ballet. Coming to Boca Raton this weekend is Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet performed in a way that resumes to mesmerize audiences. 

The Nutcracker is a classic holiday story about the Nutcracker Prince, a mischievous Mouse King and a beautiful Sugarplum Fairy. This year two dancers from the American Ballet Theatre perform the main characters. Watch the magic unfold in the form of dance and incredible orchestra music. The Boca Ballet’s rendition of the Nutcracker is sure to impress its guests. 

The Boca Raton Ballet’s Nutcracker: Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Ticket prices begin at $20. The ballet will take place at Olympic Heights

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Explore a beachfront state park in a whole new way surrounded by beautiful butterflies. MacArthur Beach State Park in North Palm Beach is hosting a series called Butterfly Walks and Talks each Saturday. 

Beginning at 11am, the butterfly walks are guided tours throughout the park where you can see thousands of butterflies in their natural environment. You will see different species in all different colors, from orange Monarchs to black and yellow Zebra Heliconians to vivid green Malachites. Guests of the butterfly walks are sure to see some butterflies you’ve never seen before. The educated tour guides will explain the different varities of butterflies and what plants they are attracted to etc… The hike includes information on the plants that attract

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Banyan Cay Resort and Golf Club, formerly President Country Club has secured North Palm Beach resident Jack Nicklaus to redevelop its golf course. Nicklaus will renovate the current 18-hole golf course, turning it into a Nicklaus signiature golf course.

The 245-acre Banyan Cay site, located east of Interstate 95, off Congress Avenue north of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, near the Palm Beach Outlets, is approved for 145 houses, a condo tower and a resort hotel in addition to the golf course and country club. Noble House Hotels & Resorts has been contracted to develop the hotel and country club. Noble House is a national boutique hotel operator with several Florida properties including the LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples.

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Watch an incredible, Floridian sunset from new heights at the Jupiter Lighthouse with a “Sunset Tour.” This Wednesday, November 30th is the next upcoming sunset tour. 

Guests of the tour will get to experience the sunset in a way you’ve never experienced it before. Watch the tranquil waters of the Intracoastal Waterway as the sunsets over Jupiter and as the sky lights up with stars. The iconic lighthouse’s light will become visible as the night falls and you will be amazed at the beauty of our small town. Another benefit of taking a Jupiter Lighthouse Sunset Tour is the behind the scenes look at all of the working parts of the lighthouse. You will get to visit the working, lighthouse watch room to see how important the job of the lighthouse really

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For most of the year Floridians are able to enjoy the beach, warm weather and sandals but when the cooler temperatures come through it is a celebration for the locals. A cold front passing through the state will bring cool weather throughout the week. 

The cool weather front cold front is moving over the state today and tomorrow and will bring the “overnight lows into the 50s for much of Palm Beach County with the extreme coastal areas in the low 60s.” 

The experts from the National Weather Service in Miami are predicting a low of 63 degrees for tonight (Friday) and steady cool temperatures throughout the week as well. Experts also warn local swimmers and surfers of strong tides and rip currents. “High pressure will dominate the long term period

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That’s right, Tequesta Fest! If you are a local of Palm Beach County you have heard of the small village at the very northern end called Tequesta. It is a quaint village featuring beautiful homes, a safe and family oriented atmosphere, delicious local eateries, gourmet coffee roasters and one of a kind boutiques all bordered by the warm waters of the Loxahatchee River and Atlantic Ocean. 

For those who live in Tequesta or just love Tequesta, you must come out to this year’s Tequesta Fest! There will be thrill rides, super slides, mini roller coasters, a train, spin rides and games galore. Think of Tequesta Fest as a county fair but packed into a village sized package. Kids and adults alike will love playing the carnival games and rides where you can

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Veteran’s Day is upon us and it is a day to celebrate all of those who have fought for our country. “The Veterans Day National Committee recognizes select Veterans Day observances throughout the country that represent fitting tributes to America’s heroes serve as models for other communities to follow in planning their own observances.”

There are celebrations and events from a household level to a large public level that take place across the nation. For local Palm Beach County residents, the City of Boca Raton and the Florida Wind Symphony are hosting a concert sure to be a special experience. 

The day will begin on Veteran’s Day, November 11th with a ceremony dedicated to our veterans at 9am at the Boca Raton Cemetery. The Florida Wind Symphony

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