February 2018

There are 58 blog entries for February 2018.

 

Every March, the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth gets covered in flowers and floral art to celebrate the coming of Spring!

Painters, photographers, and florists come from all over the country to participate in the display. The walls, pedestals, vases, and everything else gets covered in floral art in every color of the rainbow. Some art is abstract, some is realist, some is in the form of jewelry, and some bouquets. Local high school students also hang their art, which gets judged and awarded first, second, and third with cash prizes. It is a way to encourage youth to engage in art culture, bring the community together to see something unique and different, and celebrate the upcoming season. 

"The Wallflower" is being

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According to recent reports, Palm Beach County is one of Florida’s fastest growing metropolitan areas. Palm Beach County’s population growth has risen 2.8 % percent, coming in behind Orlando and Fort Myers.

The most recent population estimate done in 2016 by the U.S. Census Bureau said the area was home to 1.44 million people. The recent reports have predicted that the population will hit 1.5 million this year, two years earlier than The University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research have predicted.

A boost in homes sales, commercial activity, and housing affordability are considered some of the reasons for the economic growth. Palm Beach County offers some of Florida’s highest wages and low unemployment. The area has seen a lot of

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Every week the Downtown at the Gardens hosts its weekly Friday night Concert in the Court in Palm Beach Gardens.

The free concert series features a mixed musical lineup of regional and local bands playing everything from pop, to country, to jazz, rock n’ roll, and everything in between. The next concert is tonight and starts at 6 pm until 9 pm in the Centre Court of the outdoor shopping center.

The Downtown at the Gardens is a popular and favorite spot in Palm Beach Gardens. The open-air shopping and lifestyle center features a mix of unique and well-known shops and restaurants including West Elm, The Cheesecake Factory, Yard House, Avocado Grill, Grimaldi’s and more to enjoy before or after the live music. For kids, the Downtown at the Gardens has Train

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The much anticipated Festival Italiano happening this weekend at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center.

For the past 8 years, Festival Italiano has drawn thousands for a weekend of food, music, games, and fun! It takes place on the huge lawn in front of the PSL Civic Center; there's carnival rides, car and bike shows, tons of vendors for crafts and food, nonstop live music, eating contests, tournaments, and much more.

Nearly 50 food vendors and trucks will have authentic Italian favorites like wood fired pizza, sausage and peppers, alfredo pastas, Italian subs, and classic Italian desserts like zeppole, tiramisu, and gelato. There's also a full bar thanks to Bonner Mobile Bar.

On the outdoor stage enjoy constant live Italian-American music and

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Canadians are growing more and more fond of the idea of having a vacation home in South Florida, according to the numbers on new marketing reports from the Florida Association of Realtors. 

Canada has an especially cold winter which is part of the reason they've been moving to the area, and its consistently strong housing market has seemed to motivate Canadians to sell their primary residences.

In 2016, Canadians accounted for $8.9 billion residential property purchases in the U.S. according to the National Association of Realtors, but in 2017 they more than doubled their purchases to $19 billion.

South Florida, particularly Palm Beach County, has proven to be an attractive destination. For example, Canadians account for 15% of the 3,400

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Taking place March 10th is the 17th Annual Barry Crown Walk for the Animals in honor of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue. You and your family and friends can join Team Salty Dog Paddle in a fun walk along a scenic route. This year the walk is at a brand new location, City Place. 

The walk winds its way throughout City Place’s beautiful grounds. Both before and after the walk will be fun events food and drink vendors and of course pet friendly vendors. So bring your pets, kids, friends and family out for a day in the sun and fun all to benefit saving the lives of animals in need. Jennifer Ross of Sunny 107.9 will be a host of the event, as well as charity dog wash and fun contests for your pets. 

Admission is $35 per person and you will receive a gift bag

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Ballet Palm Beach is presenting an original ballet based off the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Set in the roaring twenties, a heartbreaking story is told by Jay Gatsby's neighbor Nick Carraway. Carraway is one of the few who gets to know Gatsby while everyone else only knows little about him other than that he is rich and mysterious. Carraway sees beyond the luxury dream life of Gatsby and finds a very sad man who is madly in love with Daisy, a woman taken by someone else.

Feel the emotion of this great story through interpretive dance by some of the best ballet dancers in South Florida. There are three shows to choose from; Saturday, February 24th from 2-4 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m. or Sunday from 4-6 p.m.

The ballet will be

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March 3rd through 11th marks the 5th Annual Plein Air Festival at the Lighthouse Art Center. “Plein Air” painting simply stands for the art of painting outdoors amongst the fresh air. The aim of the artists is to capture their surrounding environment, the nature, wildlife and ambience of the natural environment that surrounds them. 

With the theme of the “plein air” technique, the Plein Air Art Festival offers guests a weekend of relaxation, art, beautiful weather and fun. More than 40 artists will be displaying their works of art. These artists come from all over the nation to compete in this multi-day juried exhibition. Any day that you come out to the 5th Annual Plein Air Art Festival at the Lighthouse Art Center is sure to be fascinating. See the

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The Okeechobee Music and Art Festival is an annual 4-day event that takes place on an 800-acre property called Sunshine Grove in Okeechobee, Florida, located within an hour drive from Palm Beach County.

The first festival was held in March of 2016. The first year the festival drew over 32,000 visitors over the four days to see big artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Mumford & Sons.

The festival not only includes music but also features a variety of food, beverages, seminars, art lounges, yoga, flower crowns, and much more. Tickets are required for admission to the four-day festival and are selling out fast.

The lineup for this year includes 100 musical acts, including some of the music industry’s biggest stars. Some of the performers include Halsey, Travis

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The Roger Dean Chevrolet Baseball Stadium in Jupiter hosts two major league teams for spring training; the Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals.

This Friday, February 23rd is the first spring training game and the Marlins and the Cardinals will be playing each other. Grab your mitt and head over to the stadium for America's favorite pastime. The game starts at 1 p.m., a great time for a hotdog and a cold beer.

Call 888-329-3365 for tickets. 4751 Main Street, Jupiter, FL 33458.

If you can't make the opener, the Marlins & Cardinals spring training season games are as follows:

Maimi Marlins:

Feb 23

STL

1:05 PM

Feb 24

WSH

1:05 PM

Feb 26

HOU

1:05

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