November 2017

There are 50 blog entries for November 2017.

Image Courtsey of Sloan's Ice Cream, Palm Beach Gardens Facebook Page 

Scattered throughout Palm Beach County are delicious and unique ice cream shops and parlors that serve incredible doughnuts, milkshakes, sundaes, candy, and more. The after-dinner snack is a favorite among children and adults alike to cure your sweet tooth craving.

From the bright colored walls, rows of candy and cookies, to the smell of fresh waffle cones and sprinkles, here is a list of some of the best and unique places to get dessert in Palm Beach County.

Doughboy- Boca Raton

Located across from Mizner Park, this shop offers bite-sized gourmet doughnuts in a wide variety of flavors for you to choose. The flavors range from ‘Cookies & Dream’, ‘Bacon Me Crazy’, ‘Liv For

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DIY Organic Holiday Gifts

The North Palm Beaches Chapter of the Holistic Moms Network will be hosting a fun evening making gifts and socializing. Create holiday gifts for family, friends, or yourself using all natural ingredients in things like scrubs, masks, and more! Healthy snacks and refreshments will be provided. Bring the kids because the event is being held at We Rock the Spectrum, a gym for kids. It is happening tonight, November 30th, from 7- 8:30 p.m.

223 S. U.S. 1, Tequesta, FL 33467. 

Holiday Sip, Social, & Shop

Celebrate the holidays at this morning social, sipping mimosas and shopping! Hosted at Kekki Chiropractic Physical Therapy and Accupuncture in Jupiter, Dr. Kekki will have Young Living essential oils out on display and

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In October 2017, Americans purchased homes at the fastest pace in a decade- a 6.2% monthly increase nationally, and a 16% monthly increase in Palm Beach County, according to the Florida Realtors Association.

Why are people buying?

One contributing factor could be the result of the national interest rate on 30-year fixed mortgages continuing to drop. Last week mortgage rates dropped from 3.95% to 3.92% in comparison to 4.03% in 2016 (National Association of Realtors). Historically, lower mortgage rates have helped drive home sales and those looking to refinance the market.

A healthy job market and low national unemployment rate of 4.1% could also be driving people to purchase homes. Palm Beach County currently has a strong economy with areas

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The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has just released that their baseline limits for mortgages acquired by Frannie Mae and Freddie Mac will increase in 2018. (Frannie Mae is another name for the Federal National Mortgage Association and Freddie Mac another for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. Both were initially formed by the U.S. government to stabilize the residential mortgage market and widen opportunities for homeownership). 

The Housing and Economic Recovery Act requires baseline conforming loans to be adjusted each year to reflect the changes in U.S. home price. Since home prices have risen 6.8 percent between 2016 and 2017, the baseline maximum limit will be increased by the same percentage. That means the loan limit for

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Tonight, after years of preparation and work, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held to reopen the renovated Palm Beach plaza. The event takes place in the east courtyard of the plaza at 5 pm.

‘The Royal’ is located on the intracoastal waterways, just over the Flagler Memorial Bridge in Palm Beach. Many of the tenants and locals are hoping that the new revamped plaza will become the anchor for Royal Poinciana Way and the north entrance to the island.

Royal Poinciana Plaza was built in the 1950’s, and today stands a landmarked property in the heart of Palm Beach. The 180,000 square feet property offers retail and office space, gardens, and courtyards.

Along with the revamp comes a mix of 30 new international and local tenants in addition to the current

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Get ready for this year's winter beer fest taking place this Saturday, December 2nd, at the South Florida Fair Grounds in West Palm Beach. Check out a curation of 40 breweries both local and from around the country. Some Florida favorites like Saltwater Brewery, Twisted Trunk, Islamorada, and Funky Buddha will be there along with out-of-state breweries like Kona Brewing Co. from Hawaii, Left Hand from Colorado, and Founders from Michigan. 

V.I.P. tickets are $100 and include early entrance (noon-1 p.m.), line skips, and 2 food vouchers to participating food trucks. General Admission is $55 and gets you a custom beer sampling cup with unlimited sampling throughout the event from 1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. There will be a silent disco as well as live music on

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    On Monday December 4th, join local business owners and other working professionals discussing ventures, opportunities, and more. The event will take place at Carmine's Ocean Grill and Sushi Bar from 6-8 p.m. The goal is to bring people and businesses together by keeping the conversation going throughout the night. It will be a lively and fun atmosphere.   The evening starts with a half hour of registration and drinks and appetizers followed by another half hour of group introduction where everyone will have a chance to speak. This is your time to let everyone know what you do and what leads you are looking for. The last hour will be mingling and making connections and closing out around 8.    Carmine's will be providing flatbreads…
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Worth Avenue Association has announced that they will continue the tradition with historic Palm Beach walking tours.

The walking tours are led by Rick Rose, who is dressed to impress for every tour in his colorful suits and hats fit for the Palm Beach lifestyle.

The informative and fun tour occurs every Wednesday (non-holiday), starting this December 6th and will continue through April 2018. The tour last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.

The walking tour covers all of the history of the famous Worth Avenue and the important influence the avenue has in the fashion world. In addition, the tour includes facts about the architectural designs and importance by Addison Mizner and his famous monkey friend, and the development of the popular social

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  The Phil Foster Park, located right under the Blue Heron Bridge connecting Riviera Beach to Singer Island, is a spot internationally recognized by scientists, divers, and underwater photographers for its abundance of diverse marine species. The park is packed with divers and snorkelers every day at high tide.   Palm Beach County and local artists have worked to conserve our reefs and their inhabitants by creating sculptures and artificial reefs for marine life and sinking them all over the area. At Phil Foster, you will find a snorkel trail spanning 2 acres with artifacts like hammerhead shark sculptures, a sunken speed boat, limestone, and much more. Take a dive to find out what else lies beneath. The trail is in about 10 feet of water and…
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Image Courtsey of the Marine Industries Association: Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade

The holidays are a time for festive celebrations and joyful moments with friends and family, but more importantly the holidays are a time for giving. Every year events in our community bring everyone together to donate and help those in time of need.

This year and for the past 23 years, the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County (MIAPBC) hosts its annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade. Where residents and neighbors decorate their boats with holiday lights, decorations, holiday music, and of course some holiday cheer.

The parade will be led by fireworks as the boats cruise along the intracoastal waterways from North Palm Beach to the Jupiter Lighthouse

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