September 2018

There are 86 blog entries for September 2018.

Blowing Rocks Preserve in Hobe Sound is a beautiful display of natural Anastasia Limestone rock along the coast of our clear Atlantic waters. This gem of a location is a favorite place for photographers and nature lovers as it is an incredible site to watch the waves spray high over the rocks and observe many forms of marine life flourish near shore in this natural reef habitat.

Every Sunday, staff of the Hawley Education Center at the preserve host free guided tours that are very interesting and enjoyable. Blowing Rocks is a reflection of what South Florida barrier islands looked like a century ago and on the tour you'll learn all about its unique features and what The Nature Conservancy is doing regionally to protect our natural habitats.

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Living in Jupiter is ideal for quite a few reasons, but one huge perk is that the weather makes it possible to remain active all year round. Whether you're a seasoned Olympic Triathlete, or interested in stepping your 5k up to a sprint triathlon, here are the top 8 triathlons near Jupiter, Florida.

Loggerhead Triathlon

Location: Carlin Park, Jupiter FL

Month: August

The Jupiter Medical Center Loggerhead Triathlon produced by the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce is one of the longest enduring triathlons in the state of Florida. Dating back to 1985, triathletes have made the trip to Jupiter year after year to enjoy the magnificent Oceanside setting, the family-friendly atmosphere, and the competition. The event has become a "must do" on

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On November 17th, The Jupiter Lighthouse is hosting their annual twilight fundraiser, Rendezvous at the Light, 6-9:30 PM.

Join WPTV Chief Meteorologist Steve Weagle for a delightful fundraiser in a truly unique setting overlooking the Jupiter Intracoastal from the grounds of the locally treasured Jupiter Lighthouse. Guests will enjoy delectable food and refreshments, as well as a silent auction and an open bar.

All proceeds benefit the Loxahatchee River Historical Society, a 501c3 non-profit organization Keep The Light Shining.

TICKETS: $75 per person, $700 for 10 people

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Three-time Emmy Award winner and wildlife advocate Jeff Corwin will be the keynote speaker at the Tenth Annual Go Blue Awards Luncheon.

“Go Blue” recognizes businesses, non-profits, and individuals who have promoted, implemented, or contributed to improve and protect our oceans, beaches, and wildlife.

The luncheon will take place on Friday, October 26th at 11:00 AM at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts in Downtown West Palm Beach, and tickets are $95 until October 13th.

To purchase a ticket or sponsor a table, go here >>

The Go Blue Awards program was created to recognize individuals and businesses that directly or indirectly support LMC’s mission to promote conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and

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The iconic PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, home to the famous Honda Classic and a choice tourism spot, is under contract with the Canadian company Brookfield Asset Management. The resort was last sold to Walton Street Capital for $170 million in 2006 and went up for sale again this June.

PGA features 339 hotel rooms, five 18-hole gold courses, and a 40,000-square-foot spa. Brookfield is purchasing the resort for $255 million, which works out to $752,212 per hotel room. If the contract goes through, PGA can expect some nice upgrades, as Brookfield makes investments in properties they plan to improve, keeping them for the long-term, unlike Walton Street.

The low-key Brookfield has many well-known assets including New York’s

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The next time you're in the mood for some ice cream or a milkshake, check out one of these 10 shops from Tequesta to Delray.

Palm Beach Ice Cream- Tequesta

Palm Beach Ice Cream is a vintage shop with more than 42 old-fashioned ice creams, yogurts, sorbets and sugarless treats. It's super cute and matches the hometown Tequesta vibe. They're located at 239 U.S. 1.

Matty's Gelato Factory- Juno Beach

Matty Cairo, the 23-year-old owner of Matty's Gelato Factory uses only real ingredients in his delectable gelato. “When I’m making my sorbets, I’m blending up real fruit," he said in an interview, "I’m using mangoes, not mango flavoring. With my cannoli gelato, I make my cannoli cream here, then I’m crushing cannoli shells on top.” Come support

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Fall is officially here, but it's still hot enough to enjoy our beaches and many water activities on the sunny South Florida coast. From a relaxing kayak paddle on the river to swimming with sharks in the deep blue, there's something for every water-lover in Palm Beach County.

1. Go kayaking at one of these parks

Kayaking is one of the most tranquil activities to experience on the water. You can go tandem with a friend in a two-seater or you can go alone and listen to some tunes on a bluetooth speaker. Kayaking puts you super close to the water's surface, so you can see manatees, dolphins and turtles swim right up next to you. Some of the best places to rent a vessel and take a refreshing paddle include Peanut Island, Okeeheelee Park, Jonathan

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If you enjoy live music, beer, and good times, the best new festival in Jupiter is coming up soon on Saturday, September 29th.

Rocktoberfest is a free music festival with bands playing at the Abacoa amphitheatre and on street stages, with the addition of craft beer trucks, food tents, giant beer pong, artists and craft vendors, and even the Oktoberfest-inspired stein-holding contest. Bands playing include Spred The Dub, NIXX, Josh Miles + The Sweets, and Axcents.

Hosted by DAS Beer Garden and Stadium Grill, this euphonious fall festival benefits the Amanda J. Buckley Give a Smile to a Child Foundation, which provides scholarships to athletes and financial support to children and families in need.

 Aside from art and retail vendors

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Blackfin Tuna Photo Courtesy Rip Raft Fishing

Dolphin and blackfin tuna have been the most common catches this week, with the usual trolling with ballyhoo, bonita strips, and squid between 500’ and 1000’ around large weedlines for your best chance at putting some mahi filets on the table. Trolling with small feathers around 300’ during cooler times of the day like morning and late afternoon is your best chance at tuna. As usual, kingfish are scattered around the 120’ ledge. Juno Bait has had reports of a few yellowtail snapper showing up as well.

 

The mullet run has definitely been churning up waters from Hobe Sound to Palm Beach Inlet, with large tarpon, snook, and jacks putting on a show for anglers and beachgoers alike. Now that it’s

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Jupiter’s beloved local landmark, the Jupiter Lighthouse, was authorized by Congress to be built in 1853, and construction of the tower was completed in May of 1860, with the official lighting commenced on July 10th, 1860. From 1860 to 1939, more than 70 different keepers maintained this 108-foot lighthouse, until the civilian lighthouse service merged with the United States Coast Guard in 1939. Military personnel remained its keepers until it was automated in 1987. The Jupiter Lighthouse remains a treasured local landmark and an active Aid to Navigation, with 1 of only 13 active 1st Order Fresnel lenses in the entire United States!

 

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum opened in 1973, and is operated by the Loxahatchee River Historical

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