August 2017

There are 44 blog entries for August 2017.

If you are looking at waterfront property, location affects properties values in the area.  Depending on different waterfront access, Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal, Loxahatchee River, or canal. It’s a dream to experience living in the Jupiter or Tequesta area.  What a pleasure to go out on the back patio, stroll past the sun-drenched swimming pool, and step right on to your private dock and boat. Throw on some sunscreen and venture out the glistening waters of the Jupiter Inlet.  Just east of Jupiter’s historic lighthouse and into the glistening aqua blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and catch your own “fresh catch of the day”. 

With more than 1,300 miles of coast, it is no surprise that Florida has an active and thriving seafood industry!  Before you…
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Palm Beach County offers its residents (permanent and seasonal) and visitors a well-rounded experience. The beaches are pristine and laid back, so the tropical surf lifestyle is fully embraced here. However, the opulence and luxury of $30 million dollar mansions, designer shops and five star dining establishments make Palm Beach County’s laid back feel even more unique. You can peruse the outdoor shops of Worth Avenue in flip flops and a cover up as you pass boutiques that rival those on Rodeo Drive, 5th Avenue and the streets of Paris. 

Deck your halls with some of the finer things when it comes to home décor. 

Try Excentricities for example. This Palm Beach based company has now 5

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The clear, warm Atlantic waters of Jupiter are perfect for snorkeling. Being home to many artificial and natural reefs, the area draws sea creatures that are popular amongst snorkelers.
Jupiter provides great snorkeling for boaters and non-boaters in the ocean and throughout the many parks in the area. The marine life ranges from colorful fish, string rays, dolphin pods, jelly fish and more. When snorkeling it’s important to wear protective gear and water shoes to help protect yourself against sea creatures that can sting.

Dubois Park, provides a large beachfront area that is relaxing to snorkel in. The coral, located south of the lifeguarded swimming area, is swarming with fish. Also, keep a look out for manatees, that have been spotted several times

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It can be extremely warm in the South Florida summer and one must drink plenty to stay hydrated. No, not the frozen umbrella drinks or ice-cold brews, but h2o, good old-fashioned water. It's a simple question without an easy answer. We know that water is essential to good health, yet requirements vary individual to individual. So, how much water is enough?

First thing, your water intake needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are and where you live.  To function appropriately, the body must replenish its water supply by ingesting drinks and foods that encompass water. The Mayo Clinic reported, “Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. For your body to function properly, you

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The big name coffee shops made their mark on Americans for years with their fancy brews, fast working baristas and quick service. But now, what are sweeping the nation (especially the hottest cities in the nation) are local, prideful coffee roasters and artisans. Instead of spending several dollars on a mass produced product, you have got to try one that has been expertly sourced, lovingly prepared and the difference is life changing! 

3 of the BEST local coffee houses on the scene in Jupiter are these:

Oceana Coffee in Tequesta 

A buzzingly popular java spot is Oceana Coffee in Tequesta. Oceana Coffee serves delightfully good coffees that have been roasted in small batches and hand selected for the

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This coming Monday, August 21, 2017, a historic solar eclipse will be sweeping across the nation from Oregon to South Carolina. According to researchers, “a crescent fire will briefly burn in the South Florida sky as the moon covers 80 percent of the sun in this historic solar eclipse, painting a dark swath coast to coast.”

This type of eclipse is so rare, the last total solar eclipse in the United States occurred 99 years ago. The sun’s orbit will be blocked by the moon casting a shadow over the country throughout different times of the day. Experts say, that the shadow will be like “moments of night in the middle of the day.” Onlookers can expect to hear the birds stop chirping and the crickets begin as all of nature will take on the couple moments

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The Jupiter Artisan and Farmers Market, located at Harbourside Place, 150 North U.S. Highway One, Jupiter, hosts the market this Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 10:00 am – 3:00 p.m. A farmer’s market is a physical location featuring foods sold directly by farmers and other vendors to sell directly to consumers. Typically, there are booths, tables or stands and the public.

Fresh food from the local farmers tastes and looks better.  Crops are picked at their peak. Markets like these are an important part of the community.  They offer social, economic and environmental vivacity to the community.  It also a chance to meet others within the Jupiter area.

If you are looking to buy the freshest fruits and veggies, then try locally grown enjoy a stroll

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Florida is known for its beautiful weather and beaches.   South East Florida’s temperatures have been hotter than normal, fueled by a lack of rain, resulting in sun-parched, humid days. A high-pressure system over the Atlantic, combined with Saharan dust drifting more than 4,000 miles from Africa,  is making it feel like 90 degrees by mid morning. Trying to keep cool on these rare days can be a challenge. With higher chances of rain this week expect  some relief from the summer heat.  While waiting for the rains to come, it’s imperative that South Floridian's try to keep cool and hydrated.  It is advisable to keep out of the sun during peak periods, wear sunscreen, hats and protective clothing to avert heat-related complications.  A good

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Put some fun in going back to school with a bash! Parents have a lot on their plate: mortgage payments, healthcare, caring for elderly parents, raising kids, just to name a few. As the new school year approaches, school age children face stressors too. Put some fun in going back to school with a bash! Kids will relax and enjoy several craft stations, snacks, treats, and so much more!

The Gardens Mall, Kids Club, in Palm Beach Gardens, meets each month for complimentary events for the entire family. This Saturday, August 19, 2017, join The Kids Club “Kids Back to School Bash” event. The club offers exclusive discounts, amenities, and invitations to special events. For infants and toddlers, The Gardens Mall Kids Clubhouse becomes the babies’

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Whitehall, Florida’s first museum, was built in 1902 as a seasonal home of Mr. Henry Flagler, cofounder of Standard Oil and son of a struggling Presbyterian minister. He married his third wife, Mary Lily Kenan, he presented Whitehall to her as an extravagant wedding gift. The home was designed in the Beaux-Arts style of architecture. Whitehall was meant to rival the extravagant mansions in Newport, Rhode Island. Flagler induced influential people like the Rockefellers, the Vanderbilts, the Firestones and the Du Ponts to vacation in Florida, 

1n 1902 a New York Herald wrote a story about the mansion. The Standard Oil Company co-founder's beach home was described as, "More wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any

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