April 2017

There are 23 blog entries for April 2017.

 

Image courtesy of Delray Affair.

The 55th Annual Delray Affair takes place this weekend, April 7 – 9, 2017, along the friendly streets of downtown Delray Beach.  Nicknamed the "Greatest Show under the Sun", the Delray Affair is one of the largest arts & craft festivals in the southern United States. It takes place along the palm tree lined streets of downtown Delray Beach and encompasses 12 tree lined blocks. Artists from all around the United States exhibit at the Delray Affair.

Long before the Delray Affair came to dominate East Atlantic Avenue with its displays of arts and crafts, the Gladiola Festival had an eight-year copious run as a feature attraction and even attracted some of the biggest movie stars of the day. It has morphed into what

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A young adult loggerhead sea turtle, is scheduled to be released back to the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. He was named “Squash” by Loggerhead Marinellite Center, in seaside Juno Beach, marine biologists and center employees.

Squash, the turtle, was found floating and incapable of diving below the surface.  Sea turtles are air breathing reptiles, they need to surface to breathe. Sea turtles can hold their breath for several hours and depending upon the level of activity, a resting or sleeping turtle can remain underwater for 4-7 hours.

Squash was spotted last November 11, 20’16 floating and unable to dive in the Intracoastal Waterway near Jensen Beach. Florida Fish and Wildlife officers brought the turtle to

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Locally, the Town of Jupiter, is well known for the tremendous beauty and proximity to the glistening Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, and the Loxahatchee River. Did you realize there is nature and wildlife to discover in our own backyard? Located in Jupiter, the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary at Loxahatchee River District, 2500 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter is a wildlife outing for the entire family. Nature trails lead visitors through pine flatwoods, oak hammocks, and cypress wetlands. Along the trails are wildlife habitats revealing a variety of native animals. Here you will see river otters, eagles, panthers, crocodiles, turtles, foxes, snakes, bears, and more creatures.
The sanctuary offers guests a unique opportunity to learn about Florida’s

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