August 2017

There are 50 blog entries for August 2017.

 

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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Loggerhead Marinelife Center and the Gardens Mall, joined together to host an “Shop and Share” event this Saturday, August 19th, 2017 from 11 am to 4 pm.

Located in the center of the mall, Loggerhead Marinelife Center has returned for an interactive family-friendly day that will include sea turtles, science and shopping. This free event is designed to educate visitors on how to conserve the ocean and everything that lives in it.

The event will also feature award presentations for the winner of the Juno Beach Pier Photo Contest and Palm Beach County’s Most Viral Photo Contest. During the event, The Gardens Mall will be donating 5% of the days sales from the receipts logged in at the Information Desk to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, to help save the sea

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How would you like see a drive through safari park?  Lion Country Safari is a wildlife preserve and walk-through Amusement Park located on over 600 acres in Loxahatchee, Palm Beach County.  The zoo was founded in 1967. Lion Country claims to be the first "cage less zoo" in the United States. 

Bring the entire family and spend the entire day on safari with over 900 animals. Look at the animal displays and encounters or animal feeding experiences.  If you'd like to cool down, venture into the water spray grounds, grab a snack and ice-cold beverage. Then head over to the gift shop and pick up a souvenir of your safari journey. 

Marcella Leone, the founder and director of Leo Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich, Connecticut, approached the

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Over 10,000 years ago Native American tribes began migrating into Florida. The tribes settling in modern-day Palm Beach  Florida. Juan Ponce de León, who led a European expedition in 1613 discovered Florida. He was the first non-Native American recorded to land modern day Jupiter area.

Jupiter is the northernmost town in Palm Beach County, Florida,  and  a fascinating community.  It has been chiseled by it’s the abounding coastal culture and plentiful waterways.  

Paddleboard  with sea turtles, manatees, dolphins and catch a glimpse of a multitude of birds on any given day.  Kayak or paddle your way through the mangrove estuaries and spot osprey, nesting pelicans, great blue heron, and a variety of other bird species.  Take the opportunity go

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The Lionfish is an attractive and elegant fish but unfortunately it is an invasive species in our South Florida reefs and waters. The lionfish are incredibly destructive to our reef environments as they have no natural predators and plenty of food, resulting in over-population. Lionfish eat miniscule shrimp which is the main diet of our native reef fish including juvenile grouper, snook, mullet, snapper and many other species. Since, the lionfish have no natural predators here and are destroying our native marine life populations, it is up to our divers and approved events that to help govern their population and with any luck eradicate them one day. 

The Lionfish is not native to Floridian waters and it wreaks havoc on the local reef and coastal

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Dining on a dime is part of our DNA, sometimes an inexpensive meal may hit the spot after a long day.  Dining out can cost you a small fortune, but it certainly doesn’t have to. It just takes a little pre-planning, Take a look at a couple of the best"cheap eats" in Palm Beach County for classic grub from pizza to burgers, to deli sandwiches. It’s never better time for budget eating it’s not just fast junk food but a quick balanced dinner option. You can get bargain-hunter great burgers or just a quick hot meal diners and luncheonettes. Here are the year’s best cheap eats Palm Beach County has to offer.

BurgerFi, Harbourside, 147 Soundings Avenue, Jupiter, FL.

BurgerFi is a healthy option people serving only the “finest natural, certified angus

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Lilly Pulitzer and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center have teamed up to release the “Tortuga Time” print to help the sea turtles, through a charitable program called “Print with a Purpose”.

The limited-edition print, “Tortuga Time” was released on August 6th, 2017, and is available online and in Lilly Pulitzer retail locations.  The print was hand painted by members of the Lilly staff in the Palm Beach print studio to make the perfect design. The blue and white print includes sea turtles, sea grass and shell patterns. The print is available in dresses, shirts, and rompers.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center, located in Juno Beach, is a non-profit center that promotes the conservation of the oceans ecosystems and focuses on endangered and threatened sea turtles.

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The Boca Raton Museum of Art has a reputation for offering some of the best and most beautifully curated exhibits in Florida. The museum however, is not only for the mature art lovers but it is a destination for young art lovers as well. The kid-focused events offered at the Boca Raton Museum of Art are challenging and fun for young art enthusiasts. Kids programs offered at the Boca Raton Museum of Art include: 

SATURDAY MORNING ART (SMART)

Making art is cool so join the Museum for a creative treat once a month. This family program features studio workshops for families/intergenerational groups that focus on artistic family fun for all ages to learn, create, and enjoy the visual arts.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Wild & Wacky Abstracts - Saturday, Sep. 9 /

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