July 2018

There are 60 blog entries for July 2018.

South Florida residents know the summertime is hot... really hot, but luckily there are quite a few places around town to keep cool. Check these spots out:

1. Palm Beach Skate Zone

Who needs snow to ice skate? The Palm Beach Skate Zone is open seven days a week and is an especially fun spot on the weekends. Every Saturday and Sunday is a party on the rink with black lights and music. There's also a ladies night, karaoke night, college night and more. Plus Lake Worth residents and others close by can sign up for programs like hockey and figure skating. 

8125 Lake Worth Rd., Lake Worth. 561-963-5900.

2. Rapids Water Park

Grab some Dippin' Dots, an inner tube and float down the lazy river for ultimate cool down at Rapids Water Park. Thrill

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A week out from “mini-season,” the two day sport season that gives a chance for recreational divers to take home some fresh tail meat before the commercial fisheries cash in, Floridians and vacationers alike are excited for regular season to open.

2018 regular spiny lobster season dates are from August 6th to March 31st, and allow for licensed recreational divers to take home six lobsters per person per day. This bag limit applies to possession limit as well- on and off the water- and lobster must be brought to shore in whole condition. Seperating the tail from the body is prohibited in Florida state waters.

Harvested lobster must have a carapace larger than 3 inches, and must be measured in the water. The carapace is measure beginning at the

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Manatee Lagoon is an encounter center focused on the fun learning side of slow moving flippers and whiskers. The FPL Manatee Discovery Center is located at 6000 North Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. The Palm Beach County educational attraction has a dedicated area for viewing manatees up close. Manatee lagoon is filled with the cute, yet immense, herbivorous marine mammals sometimes known as sea cows.

Manatees or sea cows are gentle, slow moving plant-eaters that live in herds.  They are very peaceful and similar in disposition to cows. Sea cows often graze on water plants in tropical seas. Manatees have varying average weights up to 1,200 pounds and average 9.5 feet in length. Some of the graceful creatures can grow up to 15 feet in length and

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Since 2011 the craft beer scene in Palm Beach County, as well as across the country, has absolutely taken off as beer connoisseurs venture to new locations to create unique tastes for locals. Prosperity Brewery is Boca Raton's newest brewery and the 16th in Palm Beach County.

Prosperity is located in East Boca in an industrial retail plaza near the beach. On one side you'll find the tap room and the other a lounge. There's a rustic charm to the place with wood panel walls, gray colors and trendy decor. The lounge has high tops, a couple couches and classic bar games like Giant Jenga, Cards Against Humanity and Chess. 

There are 8 staple beers Prosperity brews and they change out another 12-15 taps daily. Some favorite home brews (also with

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Starting tomorrow August 1st, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is hosting a series of Biologist Beach Walks through the beginning of September.

The Biologist Beach Walks is a program designed to give the public an insight into the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s research department. The Marinelife center got permission from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. A permitted staff member from the Fish and Wildlife Conservation will guide guests down onto the beaches to discuss and learn more about the hatching and nesting process of sea turtles.

The walk program is $15 dollars per person and $12 dollars per person for Loggerhead Marinelife Center members. Registration is recommended to reserve your spot. Children ages 8 and older are welcome

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One of the longest running triathlons in the state of Florida takes place right in our backyard at Carlin Park in Jupiter. Participants have been competing in the Jupiter Medical Center Loggerhead Triathlon, produced by the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, since 1985, putting this oceanside challenge on the southeast race circuit bucket-list for some of the top triathletes throughout the United States. Each year, more than 600 athletes participate in the Loggerhead Triathlon, with more than 150 volunteers providing support.

The event is Saturday, August 4th, 2018. Beginning at Carlin Park in Jupiter, FL at 7:00am, the race course consists of a 3/8 mile ocean swim, followed by a 13 mile bike, and finished by a flat 3.1 mile run. Awards are

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Over 1 billion people use Google Maps daily to find the location of an unfamiliar place or estimate their arrival times throughout the day. After conquering the streets with Google Street View, Google is now creating a new resource for the boating lifestyle with Google “Waterway View”. From Jupiter to Key Largo, Google will be creating a detailed visual map covering 143 nautical miles of Intracoastal Waterway in South Florida.

Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), the same organization who owns the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, has partnered with Google for this endeaver. MIASF is the largest marine trade organization in the Southeast United States dedicated to protecting and growing marine businesses by promoting

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is requesting help from anglers, spearfishers, and charter captains to report information about the Atlantic red snapper fishery.

On July 23rd, 2018, NOAA Fisheries announced a final rule for Amendment 23 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region. Recreational Atlantic red snapper season will open for harvest in Atlantic federal waters (beyond 3 nautical miles from shore) on weekends only (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) on the following days:

  • August 10, 11, and 12, 2018 – The recreational season opens at 12:01 a.m., local time, on August 10, 2018, and closes at 12:01 a.m., local time, on August 13, 2018. 
  • August 17, 18, and 19, 2018 –
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Indoor cycling at a spin class is a great way to work out. It's like being a kid again, paddling as fast and hard as you can- only no more training wheels, and there's a coach yelling over loud music for you to try harder. Spin classes are not only super fun, but a great way to make friends and to be healthy. Boca Raton has two of the best cycling studios in the Palm beach County area- here's a little bit about them:

CycleBar

CycleBar is the best value studio around. The first class is free and the rest are $20. The cost includes clip in shoes and healthy snacks. Throughout the week there are classes with fun themes like Michael Jackson or 70s block party where you can cycle to the beat of your favorite music. Sometimes there are races to

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What better way to cool off this summer with family and friends then to check out one of many Palm Beach County outdoor adventures to try on the water. Whether a beginner or a professional here is a list of some of “Must-Try” water activities in Palm Beach County.

Kayaking:
Kayaking is seen as a nice and relaxing water activity. Kayaks can hold up to one or two people depending on the type and size of the kayak. You can come and explore Florida’s nature by gliding down the waterway and getting a good workout in while doing it. Several parks as well as the intracoastal offer a nice adventure. Here is a list of some of the local parks to kayak through: Peanut Island, Okeeheelee Park, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Loxahatchee River, John D MacArthur State

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