August 2018

There are 140 blog entries for August 2018.

Florida Atlantic University is off to an exciting start this year, which has conjured an eager following throughout Palm Beach County. The anticipated 2018 season for the promising team has student tickets sold out and locals filling entire planes to attend away games. Even those who can’t travel are flocking to sports bars to watch Lane Kiffin’s Owls play Oklahoma this Saturday. In true Palm Beach County fashion, FAU has decided to give back to the heroes in our community with the “Seats For Heroes” program.

“Seats for Heroes” is a chance to celebrate and honor members of the military as well as all first responders. Owl fans can purchase and donate $5 end zone tickets for any FAU home game. The “Seats for Heroes” tickets will be donated to active

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Stix Billiard Club in Stuart is a popular hang out spot inside the Stuart Bowling Alley, complete with pool tables, a full bar, outdoor patio with projector screen and games like Giant Jenga and Uno. 

The billiard club will be hosting an NFL tailgate party on Sunday, September 9th, when the Miami Dolphins play against the Tennessee Titans and the Jax Jags play the New York Giants. Kick-off is at 1 p.m. but Stix is getting the party started at 11 a.m. They'll be grilling out on the patio serving $2 burgers, $1 hot dogs and 50-cent bags of chips.

When the game starts, fans can get $2 Bud drafts, 50-cent wings, buy one get one half-off apps, and buy an entree, get a free beer. They'll also be doing giveaways and shot specials at half time. 

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Saint Lucie County

Black Pearl Boat Ramp
800 North Indian River Dr., Fort Pierce  

C-24 Canal Park
500 SE Oakridge Dr., Port St. Lucie

Jaycee Park
Ocean Dr. and Melaleuca Dr., Fort Pierce  

Little Mud Creek 
5460 South Ocean Dr., Hutchinson Island  

Museum Pointe Park 
414 Seaway Dr., Fort Pierce

North Causeway Island Park
500 North Causeway Dr., Fort Pierce

 

River Park Marina
500 E. Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie

Riverwalk Boat Ramp 
600 N. Indian River Dr., Fort Pierce

Stan Blum 
613 North Causeway Dr., Fort Pierce

Veterans Park at Rivergate 
2200 SE Veterans Park, Port St. Lucie 

White City Park
2081 W. Midway Rd., Fort Pierce

Oak Hammock Park 
1982 SW Villanova Rd., Port St. Lucie

Martin

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Pictured: Snook Caught by Michael O'Connor

The weekend we’ve all been waiting for is finally here: the first weekend of snook season! Oh yeah, and it also happens to be Labor Day weekend. Not only do you have three full days to take home your snook-a-day bag limit, but you also have the notion of the “hard workers holiday” to validate your much-needed R&R time.

The name of the game is snook this weekend, but make sure you know the regulations and have your permit, because FWC will surely be out in full force. While the mullet run hasn’t completely caught fire yet, catch and release snook fishing has been plentiful lately, with the Palm Beach Inlet, Juno Pier, Jupiter Inlet, and Loxahatchee River churning with keepers ready to be your catch of

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The 9/11 Heroes 5K Run is an event uniting communities beyond U.S. borders, in which we remember the sacrifices of the heroes of 9/11 honoring veterans, first responders, civilians and military personnel and families of the fallen. 

The run takes place all over the world, on or near September 11th, and are organized completely by local community volunteers. The nearest run will be in Palm City on September 3rd at Cummings Library. It's a great opportunity for the community to gather and personally thank local veterans, first responders and their families in a fun, family-friendly environment.

According to their website, the run was started in 2007 by family of fallen 1st Lt. Travis Manion. It was a grassroots run in his hometown of Doylestown,

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From Jupiter Inlet to Palm Beach Inlet, fishing in the northern Palm Beaches is world class. Whether you're heading offshore in a 41' Bahama or you're fishing the south jetty at Jupiter Inlet, here's a listing of tackle and bait shops that have at least a 4-star rating by locals.

Jupiter/Tequesta

                Fishing Headquarters

                633 FL A1A Alt, Jupiter

                 (561) 743-7335

                

                Grand Slam Tackle & Marine Center

                261 FL A1A Alt, Jupiter

                (561) 746-0526

               

               Jupiter Bait & Tackle

               141 Center St, Jupiter

               (561) 746-2116

 

                 West Marine

                285

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Committed to crafting excellent beer served by exceptional people, Twisted Trunk in Palm Beach Gardens is welcoming locals to showcase their musical talent at their 25bbl brewhouse. 

On September 9th from 7 to 10 pm, the local brewery is having an acoustic open mic night where you can sing, play, or listen while you drink a Palm Beach Pilz, a Watermelon Saison, or a Rasta Stout.

Twisted Trunk Brewing is located at 2000 PGA Blvd, Suite 5506, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

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Earlier this year month we alerted you about $5,000 offered by FWC to the first diver who harvested and submitted an FWC-tagged lionfish from each individual reef location. With the end of the Lionfish Challenge swiftly approaching on Labor Day, FWC is turning up the heat by offering $5,000 cash to the NEXT person to find an FWC-tagged lionfish in Atlantic waters.

The statewide Lionfish Challenge began on Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (May 19, 2018) and runs through Labor Day (Sept. 3, 2018). FWC tagged lionfish with external dart tags at 50 randomly-selected non-disclosed artificial reef sites between the depths of 80’ and 120’.

To participate, you must complete a registration form, and find and harvest an FWC-tagged lionfish, then submit

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Every 43 seconds, someone in the U.S. dies from heart disease, stroke, or another cardiovascular disease. Every 43 seconds, someone misses out on the chance to spend another precious minute with the people they love. Every 43 seconds, a family mourns at the loss of a loved one who is now gone forever. The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are working diligently to decrease the chance of YOU losing someone you love.

In the United States, heart disease is the #1 cause of death, while stroke is the #4 cause. This includes both men and women, young and old, no matter your ethnicity. These are scary numbers, but I have great news! Not only is death from heart disease 80% preventable, but there’s a big way you can help

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What's better than a day on the water in Palm Beach County. Palm Beach County is home to over 125 miles of waterways and is a great way to relax and enjoy the tropical atmosphere. Throughout certain times of the day, the low tide approaches and creates natural sand bars along the intracoastal for boaters to dock in the sand, get out and enjoy the view.

Here is a list of just some of the many sandbars in Palm Beach County.

The Jupiter/Tequesta Sandbar:
Located on the Loxahatchee River, near the Jupiter Inlet and the intracoastal waterways. On any given weekend throughout the year, the popular sandbar is certainly the place to be for all ages to enjoy the water, views of the Jupiter Lighthouse and to hang out for the day. The east end of the sandbar is good

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