March 2018

There are 74 blog entries for March 2018.



The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse sits on top of a midden shell mound on the northern side of the Jupiter Inlet. The location in Jupiter was chosen in 1853 when Congress authorized the construction. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is located between the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse to the north and the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse to the south.

The Jupiter Lighthouse project was assigned and designed to George Gordon Meade, a young Army Lieutenant. The Lighthouse was one of six Florida lighthouses assigned to Meade before being completed under the supervision of Lieutenant William Raynolds. Raynolds improved the final design by increasing the height of the lighthouse tower to 105 feet and a doubled the masonry wall for protection.

The Lighthouse tower was completed in

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Every week, Hullabaloo in West Palm Beach holds "Jazz, Wine & Formaggio Mondays," an evening of food, wine, socializing and entertainment. 

Hallabaloo is a trendy spot with a relaxed atmosphere and rustic touches like wooden walls, painted metal chairs, string lights and plants. There's indoor and outdoor seating with a cool relaxed vibe all around. 

Every Monday from 7-10 p.m. they offer half off all wine (bottles and glasses) and a $10 cheese board special. You can celebrate making it through Monday with good wine, good food, and good company. Meet some new people and enjoy live jazz starting at 9. 

Try something new at Hullabaloo on Mondays. 

517 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. 

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Carmine's Coal Fired Pizza Ristorante in Jupiter knows how to make a good pizza. Their 900-degree coal-fired oven cooks pies with a crunchy crust and toasty toppings. The restaurant was given an "A" for Food and an "A" for service by Palm Beach Post food critic, Liz Balmaseda, making it the best on her review of eight Italian/Pizza shops in the Palm Beach County. Here's why Carmine's is the best:

Upon entering the restaurant you'll be pleased to find an upscale atmosphere with clean lines, brick walls and thematic touches. The appetizer menu has a selection of delicious plates like Shrimp Zingara, a lightly fried shrimp in a rich spicy aioli sauce, Calamari e Zucchini Fritti, a large plate of fried squid served with zucchini crisps, and the Italian

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Okeeheelee Park, just west of West Palm Beach, is a natural preserve in which you will find several miles of biking, running and hiking trails.  The park spans across 90 acres of woods and wetlands. The Sunshine State is jam packed with lovely towns packed full of picturesque areas with historic charm. The area if reminiscent of Old Florida. Visit the unspoiled sites at the state-owned parks and preserves. Soak up the peaceful ambiance of this tranquil spot.

Okeeheelee Park, 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard, West Palm Beach is an idyllic spot to get active, relax or just chill and enjoy the weather in South Florida. The quiet parklands are home to many species of indigenous wildlife, flora, birds and butterflies.  Furry friends on leases are permitted

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Every March, the largest LGBTQ pride celebration in Palm Beach County comes to Lake Worth’s Bryant Park. Formerly known as” PrideFest of The Palm Beaches”, it has been retitled this year to Palm Beach Pride. Only the name has changed, the festival remains the same. The  Palm Beaches’ largest LGBTQ event and a celebration of the community’s diversity within it. features live music, vendors, delicious food, parades, and more. More than 20,000 people are expected to attend and have a great day this weekend, Saturday, March 24, 2018 through Sunday, March 25, 2018. The parade starts at 11:30 am in downtown Lake Worth, along Lucerne & Lake Avenues.

Palm Beach Pride attracts attendees annually throughout South Florida and the Treasure Coast. The Compass’

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A California-based charity organization called New Story has partnered with construction technology company, ICON, to develop a 3-D printer capable of constructing affordable houses in developing countries around the world. 

The company has already shown success in the U.S. with a 350 square-foot house in Austin, Texas, the first 3-D printed home in the country built to local code. 

The houses give a glimpse into the future of home building. New Story and ICON's printer can create an entire 600-800 square-foot home in less than 24 hours. 

New Story is going to start printing homes in El Salvador within the next 18 months that will meet International Building Code standards. It will be the first community of 3-D printed homes.

"There are

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The next big wireless movement is coming- it's called 5G for "fifth generation," and it's like the switch from 3G to 4G. It will greatly increase wireless speeds and smartphone and tablet capabilities, but there's a catch. 

The new technology doesn't rely on the giant cells and towers we've grown used to. Instead it uses something called "microcells" which use many clusters of smaller antennae that will be strung up in our neighborhoods. 

The microcells will look like small boxes or a bunch of small boxes and they'll hang on existing telephone poles, street lights and buildings. The small boxes will be accompanied by a larger power box on the ground, situated every 500 feet.

Some local governments are voicing their opposition to the idea of

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Tomorrow Saturday, March 24th, the Downtown at the Gardens is hosting their annual Spring Fling event for the whole family. The Palm Beach Gardens outdoor shopping and entertainment center will host the event from 11 am to 1 pm in the Centre Court.

Spring Fling is free and will feature plenty of family friendly activities such as chalk art, festive stilt walkers, jugglers, live music, an Easter Egg Hunt and more. Several businesses throughout the Downtown will be giving away Easter treats for the children.

The Downtown at the Gardens will also be hosting another family-friendly Kids Crawl event on Wednesday, March 28th from 11 am to 1 pm. The Kids Crawl will feature Easter activities, dance music, carousal rides, arts and crafts, and more. This monthly

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The non-profit scientific research organization, The Wild Dolphin Project, has created the first annual evening of "Wild Ocean Science" this Saturday, March 24th. The event will educate guests about conservation, research and protection efforts for the Atlantic Spotted Dolphin.

Wild Ocean Science will be held at the Florida Atlantic University Jupiter Campus Lifelong Learning Center. Miles O'Brien, a broadcast news journalist who focuses on science, technology and aerospace will be the special guest host. The night will showcase the newest episode of the South Florida PBS production series "Changing Seas," an Emmy Award winning marine science series centered on ocean exploration and environmental issues. 

There will also be a meet-n-greet with

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Two Palm Beach County cities have made the list of the “10 Best Places to Visit” done by Livability.com. Livability.com is a website that showcases some of the best cities to visit and live throughout the country. The website ranked more than 2,000 cities across the United States and both Boca Raton and Jupiter were ranked in the Top 10. Boca Raton and Jupiter were also the only two Florida cities to have made the list.

Jupiter is ranked number five and Boca Raton is ranked number seven. The website ranked the cities based on their relaxing and adventurous attractions in both cities.

The list highlights Jupiter’s culture, expansive nature preserves, beaches and parks, baseball stadium, iconic lighthouse, golf courses, and other tourist attractions.

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