February 2017

There are 16 blog entries for February 2017.

Southern Florida is a melting pot of many cultures.  Just an hour drive south from Palm Beach County is the second largest city in Florida, Miami. Miami is known for its rich heritage and many cultural influences. It is nicknamed the “Capital of Latin America” because of its high population of Spanish-speakers.

The area west of the downtown area of Miami is known as Little Havana/La pequeña Habana or Calle Ocho. It was established with over 500,000 Cuban-Americans during the 1960s and is named after the capital and largest city of Cuba. The neighborhood is home to several well-known festivals, including the Calle Ocho Festival, Cultural Fridays/Viernes Culturales and the Three Kings Parade. In Little Havana, you will find a colorful street life,

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Coming to Carlin Park in Jupiter, March 4th and 5th, is the beloved Jupiter Seafood Festival. The festival offers guests 2 days of delicious, local seafood, cold drinks, live music and fun for people of all ages. 

You can walk along the rows of vendors with your family and friends to see a variety of nautical vendors selling their crafts as the sounds of live music fill the air. There will be seven different bands to play over the weekend and hundreds of food, beer, drink and craft vendors to peruse. There is even a corn hole tournament where the winning team will take home $1,000. Some of the dishes you can enjoy include fresh conch salad, lobster rolls, cracked conch, shrimp cocktail and so much more. you will find amazing nautical art from paintings

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Boca Raton’s beloved art celebration, Festival of the Arts Boca, is right around the corner and its kickoff party is happening this Thursday. The Festival of the Arts Boca offers its guests and fellow art enthusiasts 11 days of film screenings, jazz, symphonic concerts, lectures and readings. 

The Thursday night kickoff will feature a renowned writer, Jennifer Egan. Egan specializes in both fiction and non-fiction literary works. She is most known for her episodic, rock-and-roll-set, Pulitzer-winning 2010 novel “A Visit From the Goon Squad,” as well as her award-winning reporting for the New York Times. She’ll discuss her occasional tightrope walking between these not-so-opposing worlds of writing in her Festival of the Arts lecture, titled

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The award winning, sell-out show, Rockin’ Road to Dublin is making its debut in Fort Lauderdale tomorrow night. This show is full of jaw-dropping, Irish dances, amazing music and incredible stories. Come see what Irish Dancing Magazine calls “world class” and a “one, two punch of style and mystery.”

The show is a blend of a dramatic Broadway performance paired with the art of Irish dancing and a dash of rock and roll. The performance features 14 dancers, 8 musicians and two incredible vocalists.  Rockin’ Road to Dublin is just one of those shows you must see! 

Rockin’ Road to Dublin starts at 7:30pm on Tuesday, February 28 at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or by phone 954-462-0222 or at

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum has planned the 2nd Annual Maritime Festival “Sea Fest for Kid in Jupiter.  This Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Plenty of oceanic themed fun, adventures and land based activities and demonstrations. 

Enjoy a family day on the “waterfront with sea-inspired education & adventures for kids to celebrate the Jupiter’s areas coastal heritage and history. Meet a real Mermaid and a Pirate or two on their Pirate ship. An unforgettable day filled with history and maritime demonstrations, music, arts & crafts, food and a treasure of activities awaits your family.”

The daytime festival for families will feature energetic characters from Jupiter’s past, including Lighthouse Keepers, pioneers

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Beginning this weekend and continuing through mid April at Old School Square in Delray Beach is the Fiber Art Show. The art exhibition is comprised of the works of 15 different artists from all over the country. 

All of the pieces you will see at the Fiber Art Show in Delray Beach are in a fiber medium; whether it is fabric, textiles, and yarn, silk and other fibers. The goals of these works are to display the “connective fibers that bring all manner of people, objects and ideas together in a giant, cultural tapestry.” The artists on display here are all in unison with a theme of identifying as “fabricated.” 

The Fabricated Art Show will be on display through April 23. Admission is free however a donation of $5 is greatly appreciated and suggested.

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Florida conjures up images of luxurious palatial homes, palm trees swaying in warm breezes, sparkling swimming pools, expansive stretches of sandy beaches, and seas of boats moored in harbors. It’s where luxury living has been elevated to its limits.  Thinking of moving to South Florida in 2017, consider the hot forecast for real estate in 2017.

Expect a hot year for home sales in 2017, per recent forecasts from the National Association of Realtors, the Mortgage Bankers’ Association, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and more.

NAR is predicting “existing-home sales to reach 6 million in 2017, higher than its 5.8 million forecast for this year. But other entities are even more bullish. MBA is predicting home sales to eclipse 6.5 million next year,

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Come take a walk through some mind-blowing works of art this weekend in Lake Worth at the celebrated Street Painting Festival. The festival will take place this weekend on February 25th & 26th. Life sized works of art chalked right onto the street create a feast for your eyes unlike anything you have ever seen. 

This year is the 23rd year of the Lake Work Street Painting Festival and it is promising to be even better than years past. There will be massive, street murals painted by over 600 artists. Some of the works of art are so big and so well done it will look like you might fall off of a cliff or that you can walk right into the ocean from the beach, even though you are just walking through the streets of Lake Worth. In years past over 100,000 art

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The Town of Jupiter is home to one of the few remaining dog friendly beaches in the State of Florida.  Jupiter is located north of Palm Beach and just south of Stuart, Florida.  Having “man’s best friend” allowed on the 2 and ½ mile stretch of beach is a privilege.  Well behaved dogs and their conscientious owners are always welcome on the beach.

Certain rules apply when you bring Fido to the beach.

  • While off-leash, let dogs run in uncrowded areas, giving no one reason to complain.
  • Don’t let dogs invade the space of or bathroom near other people or dogs uninvited.
  • Clean up after dogs with FJB dog bags, provided at every beach crossover, or bring your own bags.
  • Don’t bury poop or throw it in the dunes or water.  ‘Go’ at home before
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If you enjoy the warm, south Florida winters, polo and champagne you have to experience Sunday Brunch at the International Polo Club of Palm Beach!

Every Sunday at the International Polo Club Palm Beach you and your family and friends can come out to the polo club from 3-5pm to relax, sip and enjoy as you spectate the elegant game of polo. The International Polo Club Palm Beach has earned its reputation as one of the best polo destinations across the globe. It is home to the “largest field of high-goal teams” and hosts the most prominent matches in the United States. The sport of polo is a centuries old sport that been enjoyed by royalty and the world’s elite for decades and now it is a Palm Beach tradition. Polo matches are more than just a spectator’s

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