April 2018

There are 47 blog entries for April 2018.

Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine and CBS12 News took a poll to see which restaurants Palm Beach County residents suggest.

For the best date night, locals chose Dada in Delray Beach. Dada truly is the perfect date night spot because it's just all-around beautiful. The atmosphere is uplifting yet relaxing and totally romantic. The outdoor patio is surrounded with plants and trees that are wrapped with lights, there are more string lights intertwined with lace sheets overhead, and dim candles line the garden and sit on each table. The food is just as creative as this unique restaurant and you'll be sure to make a good impression on your date.  

The best waterfront restaurant was given to none other than Guanabanas in Jupiter. Gunanabanas sits on the

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SunFest is Florida’s largest waterfront art and music festival held annually in West Palm Beach. Each May, more than 175,000 concert goers come together to see the popular four-day festival featuring some of the world’s biggest and hottest musical acts perform live. SunFest is coming to Palm Beach County this May 3rd through May 6th.

More than 50 musical acts will perform on three stages throughout the four days as well as an Art District featuring colorful artwork from local artists, live demonstrations, ChillZones with games like corn hole, great food, floating bars, kid’s activities, and a firework show to end the festival.

SunFest is set up along Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach from Okeechobee Boulevard to Banyan Boulevard. The shows start on

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With clear skies year-round, a temperate climate, and miles of clean water- there are so many activities you can do outdoors to live an active lifestyle in Palm Beach County. From golfing and croquet to paddle boarding and horseback riding, the area has recreation options to fit everyone's interests. 

Fifteen percent of the Palm Beaches are green park space or beach, there are miles of trails to run or bike and more than 160 golf courses. Aside from 47 miles of pristine saltwater coastline, Palm Beach County has freshwater bodies and inlets making water sport options endless; go snorkeling, scuba diving, hobby cat sailing, surfing, kayaking, jet skiing, wake boarding- the list goes on and on.

If you like team sports, there are plenty of adult

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As snow birds head north and tourism slows, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is starting a new discount program called MOSAIC, which offers low rates and coupons for local attractions and resorts. 

MOSAIC is an acronym for "month of shows, art, ideas, and culture" and will run May 1st-31st. The goal is to encourage residents to visit the area's museums, science centers, galleries, etc. Some coupons include free admission to concerts and performances, 50% off tickets to places like the Kravis Center, and 2-for-1 deals like entry into Mounts Botanical Gardens.

Many resorts are also utilizing the program to fill up rooms during the slower season. Most hotel offers run longer than the month- like a free night at Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa

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 A new safety feature, text-to-911, will be ready to launch this June in Palm Beach County. This option will allow people who are in danger and can't speak to text a dispatch officer and summon help. 

People having a medical emergency that prevents them from talking, or those who are in situations where speaking is not safe can utilize text-to-911 to reach authorities. For instance, one woman in Orange County, Florida was hiding in a closet while someone invaded her home and she was able to communicate with police through text. Palm Beach County officials also say the system will especially benefit those who are deaf or have hearing problems. 

Martin, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties are planning on implementing the texting system as well by the

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The Town of Jupiter and the Jupiter Police Department are hosting their annual Coastal Fest on the Riverwalk at Harbourside Place this upcoming weekend. The family friendly coastal themed event is taking place Saturday, April 28th from noon to 5 pm in Jupiter.

The event is free to the public and will feature a kid’s carnival area and activities, bounce houses, face painting, local artisan vendors, a tiki bar featuring beer and wine, touch tank, and local food trucks and vendors. The participating food vendors include the Food Shack, Modern Juice Company, Guanabanas Island Restaurant, Tropical Sno, PS 561 Food Truck, and more.

There will also be live music and entertainment by Gratitude Steel Band from 1 pm to 3 pm. Moana, from the popular Disney film will

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Having such a large and diverse population, Palm Beach County offers hundreds of unique and authentic restaurants to choose from. With close to 20 restaurants in the Asian category alone, sometimes it can be hard to make a pick! Allow us to offer 5 recommendations for Asian cuisine:

1. Imoto- Palm Beach

Imoto is quality Japanese food prepared by Chef and owner, Clay Conley, who spent years working and living in Japan. The fish is fresh, the food is well prepared and the plate appearance is intricate, reflecting the delicacy of the dish. You'll also find great service and an awesome happy hour. 

2. Talay Thai- Palm Beach Gardens

Talay Thai is an all-around favorite with high ratings on every website and it's a frequent spot for PGA

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For the past several years, Pontoon boats have been leading the marine industry in recreational boating. Pontoon boats are popular among families and large groups of people because of the amount of space, storage, and easiness to get in and out of. Pontoon boats are perfect for causal sailing or sightseeing down the intracoastal waterways of Jupiter. The boats range in length and can hold as many as 50 people or more. The newest boating trend is becoming a sailing destination for special events, parties and tours throughout the area.

The Pontiki, docked at Harbourside Place in Jupiter, has 3 pontoon boats Big Bamboo, Charlie, and Shaka. Big Bamboo and Charlie both hold up to 6 passengers and are both very different. Big Bamboo is a completely open-air

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Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day, a day dedicated to educating the public and to help end pollution. The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach is hosting an Earth Day event this Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm.

The family friendly event plans to bring important local organizations together that are dedicated to protecting the environment and raising awareness in our communities. The event will also feature fun activities for the whole family including a Discovery Hunt and interactive learning stations.

The Earth Day celebration that was held last year has now been revamped for this year featuring several members from the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, Manatee Lagoon, and other organizations will be at the event

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is a non-profit sea turtle hospital, rehabilitation and research center. The center’s mission is aimed to protect and promote the oceans ecosystems and to be one of the leading destinations to provide for injured and endangered sea turtles before being released back into the ocean.

Guest who visit the Loggerhead Marinelife Center can support the sea turtles through their ‘Adopt a Sea Turtle’ program. It cost $35 dollars to adopt a sea turtle and your adoption money benefits the center for the continued care and research for the sick and injured sea turtles, and to further the study of loggerhead, leatherbacks, and green sea turtles that nest along the Juno Beach and Jupiter beaches.

Through the adoption

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