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Living in South Florida is an ultimate destination during the holiday season for friends and family.  Therefore, what to do with the “little ones” becomes a question that stumps even the most seasoned host or hostess. Our Jupiter and Singer Island area beaches are gorgeous, Wellington offers polo and equine activities, and the Loxahatchee River has some of the best water activities and fishing in South Florida.  But, what if the little ones are looking for more?  Time to think outside of the box!

Madagascar on Ice

Dreamworks’ and Gaylord Palms, Kissimmee/Orlando, along with the Coca-Cola Company have collaborated to present an exciting Christmas celebration open daily until January 1, 2013.  “ICE!” is a winter wonderland of hand carved ice sculptures.  Featuring

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The Colors of Christmas! 

The Kravis Center

If you are in the Jupiter area, please do not miss the “Colors of Christmas”, featuring five iconic performers, in one wonderful holiday performance at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida.  

Peabo Bryson (“A Whole New World”), Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.  (“Up, Up & Away”, “Aquarius”), Stephanie Mills (“Never Knew Love Like This”), and James Ingram (“Baby Come To Me” & “Just Once”) will share center stage for one night only.  They will perform their classic hits, as well as holiday favorites! The program is sure to fill you with holiday cheer. 

A gospel choir will join the stellar lineup of award winning artists for an unforgettable evening of music that the entire family will enjoy. Tickets start at

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Jupiter Lighthouse

CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) a leading provider of information, business services and analytics released its October 2012 report comparing it to October 2011.  It noted home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased on a year over year basis by 6.3 percent.  This change signifies the biggest increase since June of 2006.  It is also the eighth consecutive increase in home prices nationally on a year-by-year basis. www.corelogic.com

Anand Nallathambi, President and CEO of CoreLogic, stated, “We are seeing an ongoing strengthening of the residential housing market. Reduced inventories and improving buyer demand are contributing to stability and growth in home prices which is essential to the long term health of the housing market and the

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Holidays at the Lighthouse

The Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum invites you to get into the holiday spirit at the Light.  They are offering a three day holiday event called “Holidays at the Light” spanning December 7-9, 2012.  Bring the family to the historic red Jupiter lighthouse, standing tall over the green trees and overlooking the scenic Jupiter Inlet and vast Atlantic Ocean. Residents and visitors alike should begin to get into the holiday spirit with the fun filled festivities and glistening nights. www.jupiterlighthouse.org

Friday, December 7th, between 5:30 – 9:30 pm, bring the children out to meet “Surfing Santa” for Family Night.  He is a tropical Santa, with time to chill and take pictures with the little ones. You will enjoy live performances by local holiday choirs

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Quest for Crest- Sailfish Series

There are three legs to the sailfish series beginning at the historic Sailfish Marina on Singer Island and spanning to Key Largo, Florida.  Leg one, named “Operation Sailfish” will be held on December 12-16.  Leg 2, The Sailfish Challenge, boasts its status as the largest sailfish tournament in the country.  Held on February 7-10, the Sailfish Challenge, encompasses a 3-inlet format, and uses the IGFA Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale as home base for the tournament.  As the sailfish push south, the final leg of the tournament is the Jimmy Johnson National Billfish Championship.  It takes place at the Big Chill in Key Largo, FL.  www.jjsbigchill.com  Set for March 6–9, 2012, join Jimmy and other celebrities compete for the National Billfish

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PALM BEACH BOAT PARADE

PALM BEACH BOAT PARADE

The 2012 Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade kicks off the holiday season this Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 6:00p.m with a traveling fireworks display up the Intracoastal Waterway.  The parade will travel 10 miles, from North Palm Beach, south of the North Palm Beach Marina, to the Jupiter Lighthouse, via the Intracoastal Waterway.  The parade begins at 6:00 pm and arrives in Jupiter approximately around 8:00 pm.   The parade benefits U.S. Marines “Toys for Tots” and last year collected more than 18,000 toys for needy children in Palm Beach County.

JUPITER BOAT PARADE

Bring your own chair and enjoy the sounds of the season with holiday entertainment while you relax and watch the decorated boats leisurely float by. The Town of

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Groundbreaking research, innovative technologies and the preservation of vision will be at the forefront of “A Night for Sight,” the signature fundraising event for the Schepens Eye Research Institute / Massachusetts Eye and Ear.

The Nov. 30 gala will take place at The Breakers in Palm Beach, and an invitation-only reception preceded it Nov. 29. Waterfront Properties and Club Communities is a supporter of both charitable endeavors.

Attending the Nov. 29 reception were David Abernathy, the company’s business manager, and sales specialists Michael Bellemeur, Natalya Daley and Dean Stokes. Joining Abernathy, Bellemeur, and Stokes at the Nov. 30 gala will be buyer’s agent Courtney Olander.

Schepens Eye Research Institute / Massachusetts Eye and Ear,

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istock_000011703276xsmall1_425_01Horseracing has various forms, of which thoroughbred racing is the most popular and has been termed as “The Sport of Kings”.  This has always been popular with the aristocrats and royalty of British society, thusly earning the title. Archeologically, records indicate that horseracing began as early as the days of Babylon, Syria, and Egypt.  Both chariot and mounted horses participated in the ancient Greek Olympics 648 B.C.   Harness racing is famous in Australia, New Zealand, and eastern United States.  It is even more popular than thoroughbred racing in parts of Europe.  Endurance racing involves Arabian horses and is popular in many American states, Europe, and the Middle East.  Different types of racing concerns involve different breeds of horses. 

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Don't Text and Drive!

In the state capital of Tallahassee, Republican Senator Nancy Detert, Venice, offered up the measure (SB 52) that would ban drivers from manually typing or reading texts, emails or other electronic messages while operating a car last week in the in the Senate.  It calls for the offense to be what is known as a “secondary offense”, meaning that officers could only ticket people for texting people while driving if they have stopped them for some other traffic violation.  Hypothetically, if a police officer sees someone texting, they cannot pull them over, but if the police officer sees someone speeding or running a stop sign and texting, they could pin on additional charges to the speeding or running the stop sign violation penalty. 

Drivers would be

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ONE OF THE LEAST BUSY THANKSGIVING WEEK

Nearly 44 million people in the United States will travel this Thanksgiving week.  If you have tried to plan a summer trip with the family, you have already had a taste of what can be expected.  This holiday, attempting to find seats together and affordable airfare to your destination may prove to be quite challenging! For Thanksgiving and beyond, planes are packed and airfare is up.

Thanksgiving Travel

Travelocity is reporting that the average airfare is $396 round trip – up 9% from last year.  Flying on the most “undesirable days”, the holiday itself, could save you a boatload of money.  Travelocity also reports the reason that bookings are up 50% over last year has to

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