March 2018

There are 74 blog entries for March 2018.

The Hobe Sound Nature Center, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization, dedicated to promoting an environmental mindfulness in the public. The center was founded in 1973 by and continues to receive major support from the Jupiter Island Garden Club. They conduct environmental education and awareness programs about the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. It is the largest contiguous segment of natural beaches in Southeast Florida.

The Tequesta, Ais, and Jaega native tribes were hunter-gatherers of Jupiter Island and the surrounding area during the 18th century when the Europeans arrived. Hobe Sound’s name derived from the Jaega, or the “Jobe” native people. The diverse array of plants on the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge were used by early

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Palm Beach County is an excellent area for a romantic kiss and it doesn’t have to include a fancy restaurant. Kissing is one of the most significant displays of affection in a romantic relationship.  It is considered the ultimate in closeness.  The moment the lips touch, you are sending out messages of intimacy. Kissing is an act of emotion.

As the sun starts setting across the Lake Worth Lagoon and Downtown West Palm Beach it becomes quite the romantic scene. Early sunset calls for a leisurely stroll along the Palm Beach Lake Trail and Bike Path in Palm Beach. Choose a quiet bench with your paramour and take in the views of the water.  Just as the sun begins to set, move in for a kiss.

For another idea try an early evening picnic at the beach.

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Enjoy fresh, local seafood just steps from the ocean. In Palm Beach, there is only one true outdoor restaurant at the ocean’s edge. Atlantic Bar and Grill, located in the Four Seasons Resort, 2800 South Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach serves lunch and dinner daily.

The Executive Chef, Tory Martindale, feels food should be fun and whimsical.  He is quoted as saying, “I love to create dishes by mixing different cultural pinpoints of flavor and style. A chef’s mind is a giant library of flavors, combinations, techniques and plating concepts. Whenever I build a dish, it’s like flipping through a massive directory and finding the nuances that may connect one item to another and then synergizing it all into what you are creating at the moment.”

Choose

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Registration has opened for the 28th Annual Turtle Trot 5K Run, Saturday, May 5th hosted by the Town of Jupiter.

All runners are welcomed to join the 3.1-mile race along the Jupiter beach. The race course is flat and fast starting at A1A and Marcinski Road. Runners will start at the starting line and run 1 mile down A1A before turning around and coming back before ending at the finish line in Ocean Cay Park. Several water stations will be available along the race route for the runners. Click here to view the route.

Runners will receive a free t-shirt and a finishing medal for completing the race. Trophies will be rewarded to the winners ranging from 1st place to 3rd place for all age groups and genders.

New for this year due to the overwhelming number of

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A brand-new dog park on Jupiter’s Indiantown Road is scheduled to open summer 2018. The Town of Jupiter has approved a new park which includes and an exercise and play area for our furry friends.  The park is an open space located directly north of the intersection on Indiantown Road and Center Street at 2183 West Indiantown Road in Jupiter. The park will be completed in two phases. 

In the first phase, the open space park will contain a beautiful green area, ample parking with lighting, a small restroom, a building for storage, sidewalks, gazeboes, a lake, and the dog park. There will be a fenced-in dog run for smaller dogs and a detached dog run for larger breeds

Jupiter residents are looking forward to the opening of the dog park.  The Town

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The people who have owned property in Jupiter for generations have been drawn to this location for 100 years because of the small-town ambience and abundant blue waterways. Recently subdivided was a 160-acre property located at 16133 Jupiter Farms Road, Jupiter.  It had an extensive and fascinating history.  Back in the 1920’s, the rutted dirt main road was called Italian Farms Road because of the prevailing ethnic makeup of the area at the time. It is rumored to have been a hoodlum hideout belonging to the family of Al Capone, the noted Chicago gangster.

Al Capone and the family built the original home on the property in 1923.  Capone was well known for many things. One of his well noted quotes was “'I’m a kind person, I'm kind to everyone, but

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This Sunday, April 1st, Carlin Park in Jupiter is hosting the 12th Annual Wheels Across The Pond Car Show. The car show is one of the premier shows for British Classic Cars and Motorcycles in the state of Florida.

The Car Show has been continuing to grow since it started in 2007. This year more than 250 European and British Classic Cars will be in Carlin Park to view. Wheels Across The Pond is free for admission and the show accepts donations each year to raise money for Jupiter’s animal rescue center, Busch Wildlife Sanctuary.

The show starts at 12 pm with award presentations at 3:45 pm for Best in Class, Class Runner Up, Best in Show, Class Third Place, Most Rust, Most Potential, and more. Registration starts at 8:30 am to 11:45 am at Carlin Park. The

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Locals have the opportunity to join in on a canoe cruise through Grassy Waters Preserve in West Palm Beach every Saturday.

The City of West Palm hosts a group tour along the 23 square-mile preserve while a guide tells paddlers about the history and ecology of the area. The cruise is through one of Florida's cleanest reservoirs on the preserve which also serves as a source of drinking water to residents of West Palm Beach. 

It's only $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6 and over to participate in the fun! You'll need to sign up with a partner because it takes 2 to paddle in a canoe. The cruise starts at 10 a.m. and takes about an hour and a half to complete. You're asked to check in at 9 a.m. at the Nature Center, which by the way, is also

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Whether you're into bikes or just looking for something to do, the Treasure Coast Harley-Davidson in Stuart hosts fun get-togethers every week for the community.

Some common events include chili cook-offs, throwback nights, neighborhood block parties and the weekly Sunday Funday which includes $1 hamburgers, hotdogs and pretzels, and free beer.

Because of the holiday there's no Sunday Funday this week, but instead there's a Caribbean Party on Saturday!

Enjoy live music from Reel Ting Steel Drum Band from noon-4 p.m. with yummy jerk chicken and free rum drinks! Plus cool bikes and cars usually show up at the events and you'll see everything from wacky paint jobs to classic antiques. The inside of the shop is pirate ship themed and there's

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Easter is just around the corner and so are the fun Easter Egg Hunts for kids filled with candy and treats to celebrate the upcoming holiday.

Here is a list of some of the best Easter Egg Hunts going on in Palm Beach County this weekend.

West Palm Beach’s Spring Fling Brunch and Giant Egg Hunt:
Howard Park in West Palm Beach is hosting the event this Saturday, March 31st. The Spring Fling and Brunch will feature an all you can eat breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 10:15 am to 11:45 am. The egg hunt starts at 10 am with thousands of eggs for children 12 and under. The Easter Egg Hunt is free, and the brunch is $3 dollars for children and $5 dollars for adults. Call 561-804-4900 for more information.

Jupiter Easter Egg Hunt
The Jupiter Community Center Park

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