April 2018

There are 45 blog entries for April 2018.

Come support our local children and teens practicing the art of filmmaking. The first event of its kind in Martin County, the Youth Driven Cinema Film Festival will feature short films created by local kids about Florida's endangered ecosystems. 

Over the past few months, the Environmental Studies Center and Council announced the creation of the film contest and festival, asking Martin County kids grades K-12 to make a video with the theme "Spread the Word, Florida's Ecosystems Need Our Help." Student filmmakers gathered in teams of four to find ways to portray environmental issues as well as ways to fix these problems. 

Their movies will be presented at the Youth Driven Cinema Film Festival on Saturday, April 13th at the Lyric Theatre in

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The Four Seasons Palm Beach Resort isn't just for visitors. Many residents book the hotel for a yearly staycation or to host a high-end wedding or important business meeting. As if it weren't luxury enough, the Four Seasons is closing down at the end of May for a full-body renovation inside and out. 

For starters there will be a can't-miss feature right outside the front door: a 5-story, 45-foot wide Banyan Tree picked out by landscape architect Fernando Wong. He said he wanted to make a bold statement upon entrance and selected the 100+ year old tree as the focal point. The tree is currently rooted in Tequesta and it is so large that it will have to be transported in five parts. 

Guest rooms will be totally redesigned and have bigger,

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Good kinds, bad kinds, too much, too little- surely we've all been confused by what we've heard about consuming fats. Good news! The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is having another free class to get you the answers to your health and dieting questions. 

Nina Kauder, popular local vegan chef and teacher, will be at the library tomorrow night, April 10th, from 6-8 p.m. She'll be debunking fat myths and explaining how to utilize good fats to be healthy. 

Don't miss out on the free informative events held by the Mandel Public Library. They do their best to keep you updated on all aspects life from fitness and wealth management classes, to healthy eating and cyber security.

For more information call 561-868-7701.

411 Clematis St.,

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Every year, the Town of Jupiter conducts a survey to identify the areas of strength and areas that need improvement. The results from the survey are taken from Jupiter resident’s that have been contacted either online or by mail. Not everyone received the survey, but the survey was available on the Town of Jupiter’s website to participate if weren’t contacted. The audience was chosen at random from addresses within the town’s boundaries and mailed to the residents.

The results are in and were presented at the Town Council meeting on Tuesday, March 20th. Jupiter scored over 90% on quality of life, livability, overall image, great place to live and raise children, neighborhoods, and great place to retire. Other areas that scored high marks were natural

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John Burns, writer and CEO of John Burns Real Estate Consulting, recently published a column for ATTOM Data Solutions describing demographic shifts the U.S. will experience over the next ten years. Aging, an increase in immigrants and mass movements are some of the trends Burns and his team of researchers suggest will happen, after 9,000 hours spent studying demography in America. 

In his ATTOM column, Burns highlights findings from his book, "Big Shifts Ahead: Demographic Clarity for Business," and discusses the impact new trends will have on the housing market. Here are the important things to watch over the next decade from Burns:

  1. More people over age 65: Nearly 40% of the population will be over age 65 within the next decade- that's 66
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Every Sunday throughout Palm Beach County there are several Green Markets for you to browse and bring home fresh produce and goods from the local farmers and growers in our area. These weekly markets occur rain or shine and run until late spring. Join the community to help support some of the towns best vendors and help our local farmers and growers sell some of their best products and crafts.

Here is a list of some Green Markets going on this Saturday, April 7th and Sunday, April 8th.

Jupiter:

Waterfront Market at Harbourside Place:
Harbourside Place in Jupiter is hosting their weekly Waterfront Market from 10 am to 3 pm. Stroll along the Riverwalk Plaza on the water and browse through specialty foods, fresh produce from local farmers and growers, local

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Those who snorkel, dive, surf and fish know to go online and check conditions before heading to the water. You check the temperature, high tide times, swell height, visibility, etc. But aside from reading all the numbers, you can actually see the beach through cameras that are set up along the Martin and Palm Beach County coastlines. 

Here is the link to the Martin County beach cameras: click. You'll find a map with 5 cameras to zoom in on; Jensen Public Beach, the House of Refuge, Bathtub Beach, the St. Lucie Inlet and the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. 

The Palm Beach County cams are online here. Most of these are set up at the inlets so you can get a good look at live boat traffic too. Click on the Lake Worth Palm Beach Inlet cam for

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The Juno Beach Pier is a popular fishing and hang out spot among the locals. The pier offers 990 feet of ocean views and great fishing.

Located at the beginning of the pier of the T-shaped pier is a full-service Pier House that features a full guest service team, gift store, snack and drink bar, bags of ice, and various fishing tackles and bait including fishing poles available for rent.

The Juno Beach Pier is managed by the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, a research and rehabilitation center for injured and endangered sea turtles located in Juno Beach. The Pier is part of the Responsible Pier Initiative, a program designed to work with fishermen and fishing piers to promote a healthy environment for marine life and sea turtles. The program started in 2012

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Are you a Star Wars fan? This weekend the Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter is hosting a Star Wars night while the Palm Beach Cardinals vs the Jupiter Hammerheads.

Come watch some all-American baseball with out-of-this-world appearances by classic Star Wars characters. Darth Vader, Storm Troopers and Jedis will make the night fun and give you the opportunity to take some awesome photos. There will be special Star Wars trivia, promotions and contests throughout the night with fireworks at the end.

Cardinals fans and Hammerhead fans come together to bond over Star Wars. The fun is in Jupiter on Saturday, April 7th at 5:30 p.m. Click here for tickets. 

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Delray Beach is hosting the 56th Annual Delray Affair next weekend and it is South Florida’s largest and oldest arts and crafts festival. Along the 12 city blocks tents filled with great crafts, fine art, and fun objects from around the world to purchase. More than 600 Artists and Crafters will be at the event displaying their world for you to purchase and bring home. The Delray Affair starts on April 13th through April 15th and stretches from the Intracoastal Waterway to NW 2nd Avenue in Delray Beach.

Besides the rows of tents filled with art, there will also be live music by local bands and a large selection of food vendors. The shows hours are Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday, April 15th 10 am to 5 pm.

After the show

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