January 2018

There are 66 blog entries for January 2018.

For those of us lucky enough to call the Eastern coast of Southern Florida home, we know how tropical, relaxed and opulent life is here. If you happen to be a potential resident or a visitor, perhaps the idea of being only 50 miles from the Bahamian islands would spike your interest to make Florida your home. 

The western islands of the Bahamas can be accessed by boat in just a couple of hours. By plane maybe only 30 minutes! This amazing feature grants residents of south Florida the luxury of essentially having Caribbean islands in their backyard. Imagine having breakfast in Jupiter and lunch in Old Bahama Bay. From Miami, you can be in the gorgeous and tropical isle of Bimini in less than 2 hours on boat. 

Traveling to the Bahamas with such ease

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Is learning another language something you'd like to do? Try joining the West Palm Beach conversation group that meets weekly to practice the Italian language with local Italians. 

Every Saturday, the Multilingual Language and Culture Society meets for two hours to practice and improve Italian. Classes are $40 and are held at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. 

Learn the basics, discuss various subjects, and initiate conversation with your group.

Get ready for a trip to Italy by learning the language at the fun and interactive language meetings held every week. The next class is tomorrow, January 20th at 1 p.m.

For more information and registration, call 561-228-1688 or email nk@multilingualsociety.org.

210 S. Olive Ave., West

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Join Due South Brewing Company in Boynton Beach for Trench Day, the annual beer festival held every January to celebrate the release the brewery's Mariana Trench Imperial Stout. Theaward-winning beer is made with vanilla and cocoa and is 10% alcohol by volume.

Sample more than 40 beers at the festival all from Due South. From beers not brewed in years to ones distributed around the state, come enjoy unique tastes and a good crowd at the Trench Day celebration this Saturday. Get unlimited beer sampling, take your pick to eat at one of the many food trucks on site, and guaranteed access to 16 ounce cans of the famous Mariana Trench Imperial Stout. The festival is from 3- 6 p.m. 

2900 High Ridge Rd., Boynton Beach, FL 33426.

For FAQs, the beer

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The Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum is filled with everything Florida. In the Historic Courtroom Gallery, you'll find pictures and posters at exhibitions that feature work from Florida photographers, film makers, and more. 

The current exhibit in the Historic Courtroom is called "Visions of Florida: Clyde Butcher," and displays images of Florida nature by one of the best landscape photographers in the country, Clyde Butcher. His photos show the areas of the state untouched by man and capture the beauty of our paradise. His work will be on display through the end of the month.

February through March will showcase "Centennial Faces," photographs by Alvan Harper from 100 years ago. The photos are of African-Americans in

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On the third Thursday of every month, Arts Garage, a growingly popular art gallery in Delray Beach, hosts a free art stroll. 

The art show invites local artists and craftsmen to come display their original work. The stroll supports and celebrates the local art scene and is a good way to meet new people, learn the artists' inspiration, and discover new creations. 

Locals and tourists alike enjoy gathering together each month at the art stroll in Delray. One of the fastest growing art scenes in the area, the Arts Garage has been ranked the Best gallery in Delray on Trip Advisor. 

If you are an artist, come showcase your work at the art stroll. There is a $15 exhibitor fee for a space. Sell your original crafts and be apart of the unique

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Explore the wonder and beauty of Florida’s habitats by joining the experienced and educated staff at Green Cay Wetlands for a Guided Tour or Bird Walk. Green Cay Wetlands is a stunning nature preserve in Boynton Beach, Florida. The preserve spans 100 acres and is home to beautiful estuaries, waterways, mangrove swamps and hundreds of species of animals, fish, insects and plants. 

Green Cay Wetlands feature miles of boardwalk that soar over the water and the swamps, perfect for viewing the scenery that surrounds. Along with the acres of beautiful nature, the miles of boardwalk there is also the Green Cay Nature Center. The Nature Center features a number of great exhibits for kids and adults alike. Some of the exhibits you can see here include a

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Gather your family and friends and enjoy knocking down a few pins and getting some strikes at one of Palm Beach County’s state-of-the-art bowling facilities.

Here is a list of some of the best Bowling in Palm Beach County:

Jupiter:

Jupiter Lanes, offers some of the best bowling and a fun time featuring an outdoor Tiki bar, billiards tables, interactive arcade games and over 60 all-star bowling lanes for you to have fun.

While bowling with the family or with your friends, you can taste an impressive menu with signature dishes as well as many beers, cocktails and sodas in their very own sports bar for you to enjoy.

Jupiter Lanes is perfect for casual bowling outings, special events, birthdays and bowling leagues, featuring live entertainment and waiter service

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Walls are typically routine; the only "options" we have are pretty much just placement and color. Until now, that is, as innovative designers and entrepreneurs have come together to recreate walls from the most efficient to the most unique.

Thermal Wall Insulators

One of the biggest problems in residential construction is condensation getting into wall cavities, which causes mold and mildew. This happens when one section of a wall conducts heat faster than another, also making the home less comfortable during colder weather. However a new thermal insulation coating has been invented to prevent that from happening. It's called Aerolon coating, a resin-based coating that peels and sticks to walls to thermally insulate them. The product can be

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The third Sunday each month, on the breathtaking waterfront of Downtown West Palm Beach is “Sunday on the Waterfront.” The event is centered on live music, community gatherings, beautiful views and camaraderie. 

This weekend, Sunday January 21st is the next Sunday on the Waterfront. This weekend’s featured band is the Trezz Hombres, a ZZ Top tribute band. Trezz Hombres have been making a name for themselves for years around Palm Beach County. They are known for getting the crowd on their feet and rocking to the music. 

Sunday on the Waterfront is a family friendly, free event for locals and tourists alike. Each waterfront Sunday is different here in Downtown West Palm Beach, different bands to appeal to a wide variety of tastes. Surrounding the

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The Florida Jazz & Blues Jam is back on Saturday, January 27th at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Boca Raton.

This year's lineup features Dr. John, six-time Grammy Award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee known world-wide as the embodiment of New Orleans music. Other headliners include The Devon Allman Project, Walter Trout, Kenny Neal, and Marcia Ball. 

The Devon Allman Project brings together special guest musicians performing favorites and originals for a show you won't want to miss. Walter Trout is a legendary guitarist in the blues world. His newest album, released just months ago, is already #1 on the Billboard Music charts. Adding to the all-star lineup, Kenny Neal is an award-winning, second-generation Louisiana bluesman who

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