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Eleven baseball teams from throughout the Southeast United States and the Bahamas will be descending on Palm Beach Gardens this week for a regional baseball tournament. Starting Thursday and running through the weekend, the tournament will be held at the Gardens Park ball fields near city hall.

Expected to draw hundreds of players, coaches, and parents to the area during the traditionally slow summer season, the regional 12-and-under tournament is one of the many baseball and softball events the city of Palm Beach Gardens hosts annually.

Teams participating in the 12-and-under tournament include teams from Florida's Suwannee and Manatee counties and the host Palm Beach Gardens All Stars. Other teams competing include teams from Georgia, North

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Northern Palm Beach County’s popular open-air restaurant and retail center, Downtown at the Gardens – best known for its modern shops and trendy eateries – has stepped back in time. Way back.

A pair of wayward dinosaurs has made their way to Downtown Park, grazing amid an abundant supply of tropical trees and plants. The dinosaur duo took a detour on the way the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, where they will star in a whimsical dinosaur garden created by Ashem, a landscape-design firm in Delray Beach, to entertain sick boys and girls.

Those with an interest in seeing the prehistoric creatures need not fear, as the two on display resemble the brontosaurus and the triceratops – both herbivores. They

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On August 17, the eighth annual Anchorage Aweigh Fishing Tournament will be held at Anchorage Park in North Palm Beach.

Teams will consist of a captain and three anglers and there will be inshore and offshore divisions for both adults and juniors. Offshore fish will include kingfish, dolphin, wahoo, grouper, and mutton snapper. Inshore fish will include trout, sheep head, and snapper.

The entry fee is $150 per boat before August 12. After that, the entry fee will go up to $200 per boat. There will also be a Kayak Division this year with a $35 entry fee before August 12 and a $45 entry fee after.

Weigh in will take place at Anchorage Park between 12pm and 3pm with a awards picnic following starting at 5pm. For more information on the fishing

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Seattle based Nordstrom, Inc. announced plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at the Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach.  The 35,000 square foot store is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2014.

Palm Beach Outlets is a 900,000 square foot retail center in Palm Beach County.  Easily accessible from I-95 on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, just minutes from the ideal Jupiter/Tequesta area.  It will feature 80 – 100 outlet stores and an adjacent retail center with “a dynamic mix of tenants”.

Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, Inc. offering a wide range of on-trend clothing, accessories and shoes.  The Rack carries merchandise from Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com at an everyday savings of 30 – 70% off regularly priced items.

The first…
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The third annual Pontiki Conch Bar Jam music event will be held on Saturday at the Tequesta Sand Bar. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway just north of Indiantown Road, the event will feature music by Big Vince and the Phat Cats, Moska Project, and Seagrape Shouldjah's. There will also be a BBQ featuring Cheney Brothers, Confederate Smoke Competition, and Tree Locators.

Each year the festival picks a charity to recieve a portion of the proceeds. This year they have chosen the Big Dog Ranch Rescue which is a unique no-kill dog rescue located in Wellington. Big Dog's mission is to provide shelter, care, and affection to homeless and unwanted dogs of all breeds and to adopt them out to loving homes.

Tickets for the event start at $10 for

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Back in the early 1960’s, cattlemen would drive herds down Indiantown Road from Pratt & Whitney towards the Burt Reynolds Ranch in Jupiter Farms.  Florida had an outbreak of “fever ticks” that was deadly to cattle.  Florida’s cattlemen began to lose cattle and their means to make a living.

The southern fever tick epidemic was introduced to Florida from Texas cattle and nearly cost the cattle industry $10,000,000. The USDA implemented a mandatory cattle-dipping program.  This was a period of “open range”, meaning no fence laws and the cattle roamed freely.

The Florida Cattleman’s Association also  supported “cattle dipping program”.  The dipping program required every cow in South Florida to be rounded up and drove to the nearest pen with a dipping solution…
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Rendering courtesy of the Palm Beach Post.


Divosta Homes has proposed a 350 home community with office and retail space west of I-95 in Jupiter.  Lakewood Development, a proposed community on 260 acres along West Indiantown Road across from Jupiter Country Club, will comes before the Jupiter Town Council on August 8.

The proposal calls for a 150,000 square foot research facility, a 6,000 square foot restaurant, convenience store and 20-pump gas station. Original plans submitted to the Jupiter Town Council also reflected a 100-room hotel, but it is no longer in DiVosta Homes plan.
 
The parcel of land is one of the last large, undeveloped parcels in Jupiter. The Lakewood project, is now on what is referred to as Parcel 19, was purchased by Jupiter 19

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On October 28, world number one Tiger Woods and world number two Rory Mcllroy will compete in a one-day 18-hole match play event against each other in China.

It will be the second time the Jupiter Island resident and Palm Beach Gardens resident will face off in this format in front of a national and international audience. While the two have played numerous times in the Jupiter area since both moved to South Florida, they have only gone head-to-head once in a match-play event.

In 2012, Woods and Mcllroy competed in a pay-per-view event at Jinsha Lake International Golf Club just outside of Beijing with Mcllroy shooting a 67 to win by one shot.

While the talk in China this week is all about the Duel at Jinsha Lake Part II,

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Mike Weeks of Jupiter stood over his bogey putt on the 54th hole with a chance to record three consecutive rounds of 67. While he missed the putt (he shot a 68) his three day total of 202 was not only good enough to win the 38th Palm Beach Kennel Club County Amateur Championship, it was also good enough to break the tournament record.

“It’s a huge relief,” said Weeks, 49, the membership director at Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach. “People have been telling me for years that this was a tournament I should win, it’s a tournament I’ve wanted to win, and now I’ve finally did it.”

He broke the previous record of 203 set by Erik Downs of West Palm Beach in 2010. With the win, Weeks was also

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Florida, Power & Light will be replacing feeder lines, cables that provide electricity to local barrier islands, as needed. Palm Beach, Jupiter Island and Singer Island are some of the barrier islands within the state of Florida that will have the cables replaced.  Years ago, Florida, Power & Light buried the cables under the floor of the Intracoastal Waterway.  These cables fee electricity from the mainland to the barrier island and all the residents.  Overtime, shifting currents and sand have exposed many of the cables.

FPL plans on replacing one cable per year.  Substituting cables will cost from $1 million to $3 million each. By replacing the cables, it enables them to deliver power as well as reroute power around trouble spots to strengthen the system…
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