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After visiting spring training locations in Arizona last week, officials with the Houston Astros have committed to trying to get a spring training facility built in Palm Beach Gardens.

“Our focus is making a deal in Palm Beach Gardens. We are not looking anywhere else,” said Giles Kibbe, the general counsel to Houston Astros owner Jim Crane.

The proposed spring training facility would be off of Central Boulevard on the north side of 117th Court North on an 82-acre piece of county owned land. The biggest variable in getting the stadium approved is the estimated $100 million cost to build the facility. The state would pay for half of the cost but the city and county would need to come up with the other $50 million.

The

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On Saturday July 20, Roger Dean Stadium in Abacoa will present Swings and Wings, a night of baseball and chicken wings.

Swings and Wings will feature a wing cook off where local participants get to put their wings up against the competition with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners announced. The judges of the cook off will be a mixture of local radio hosts and fans.

All this will be taking place while the home town Jupiter Hammerheads takes on the Tampa Yankees in Florida State League play.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and Florida State League season ticket holders can purchase tickets for $18. The price of the event includes a ticket for the baseball game, all-you-can-eat wings from the cook off, and once complimentary beverage.

The first

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When you think of south Florida the image wide water vistas, endless traversable waterways, gorgeous beaches and boats flood your mind. For a long time, south Florida has been known as a top boating destination among the world. Whether it is the Keys, Miami, Fort Lauderdale or Jupiter, you will not be disappointed. 

Magazines and websites have cities like Jupiter, Fort Lauderdale and Stuart on their “Top Places to Live & Boat” in the entire nation. Boating Magazine named Fort Lauderdale the top 5 boating city to live in the USA. A large number of homes in Jupiter are on the water. It almost seems like boats are more popular than cars! It’s no question that boating and fishing are a prevalent characteristic of the south Florida lifestyle.

So, if you

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Tickets for the second Annual BOCA BURGER BATTLE are on sale now!  The affair has drawn grilling sensations from all over Palm Beach County and South Florida’s top chefs.  People, as far north as Stuart and Jupiter, make the drive to Boca Raton for this culinary feast of burgers, veggie burgers, and little burger bites.   The event takes place at Sanborn Square Park, Downtown Boca Raton, 100 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton from 6pm – 10pm.
 
This community event features a “backyard b.b.q.” theme that not only highlights some of the best beef, fish, turkey and vegetarian burgers around; it also has an array of summer food tastings and gourmet samplings. French fires, onion rings, tropical salads, chicken wings, plenty of adult beverages and beer will…
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On Monday, children of all ages strapped on their helmets, grabbed their skateboards, and headed to the newly renovated Palm Beach Gardens skate park for the first day of the week long skate camp.

The skate park on Plant Drive, just behind Palm Beach Gardens High School, reopened in June after a $162,000 renovation. The renovation included replacing worn wooden ramps with new concrete pyramids and a “fun box” was added for skateboarders to ride on. In addition to the renovations made inside the park, new sidewalks, fences, and landscaping were added surrounding the park.

The skate park is open Monday through Saturday from 9am until 12pm and 4pm to 9pm and on Sundays from 4pm to 9pm all summer. Bikers are allowed to use the park on Wednesdays and Sundays

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The Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival and Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation will present the 23rd annual Shakespeare by the Sea. This year’s production will be Coriolanus and will be performed at the Seabreeze Amphitheatre in Carlin Park in Jupiter.

The production will run July 11-14 and July 18-21 and admission is free with a $5 donation suggestion per person. Gates for all the performances open at 6:30 with pre-show entertainment from Court Jester Richard Ribuffo.

Patrons attending the show are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and refreshments and concessions will be available. For more information on the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival visit www.pbshakespeare.org.

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Young Friends of The Jupiter Lighthouse is a group of self-motivated young professionals committed to the area and the Jupiter Lighthouse.  Members, between the ages of 21 to 45, enjoy a social calendar varied social activities and enrichment.

Activities for this group of young professionals are held one or two times per month.  Membership in Young Professionals of the Lighthouse is $50 a year.  Membership benefits in the Young Friends of the Lighthouse include:  

    Invitations to exclusive member only events and cocktail parties

    Networking with the brightest young professionals in the area

    Year-round admissions to the historic lighthouse and museum

    Advance notice of lighthouse and museum events

Activities for this group are geared for the best…
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On Saturday, about a dozen dogs traded in their leashes for live vests and rode surfboards as part of the first event Dog Surfing Competition. Taking to the beach just south of Carlin Park in Jupiter, the event raised money for the Wellington based Big Dog Ranch Rescue.

Despite the rough waves and rip currents, over 500 people and their “furry friends” attended the event put on by Ocean Magic Surf Shop in Jupiter.

Big Dog Ranch is a no-kill dog rescue facility that provides shelter, care, and affection to homeless and unwanted dogs of all breeds. They then adopt the dogs to people that are willing and able to take them.

The event was so successful that Ocean Magic hopes to make the dog surfing competition an annual event. Months were spent organizing

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Celebrating our nation’s independence will be extra special this year in West Palm Beach. 4th on Flagler celebrates 25 years on the waterfront. This has been a long enjoyed merriment of our Independence Day and the city plans to keep the tradition going with the best fireworks display in Palm Beach County!

This year there will be a stunning, 16-minute fireworks display that will be set to the top hits from the 80’s, 90’s and today. A new addition to this year’s festivities is the adult tent. A 21 and up, private venue, the Lake Pavilion has an 80’s theme, private musical performances, great food and drinks. For the kids, there is a kid’s zone with live entertainment, the “Big Rig Gig” backhoe and forklift competition and more. The 25th Annual 4th on

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Palm Beach Gardens resident R.J. Nakashian shot a 4-under 68 in Sunday’s Final round to win the ninth annual Bobby Bryant Mid-Seniors Championship.

Nakashian birdied five of his first seven holes Sunday to extend the two shot lead he started the day with. He went on to post a two day total of 9-under to win the event being held at The Wanerers Club in Wellington by five strokes.

It was the 17th Palm Beach County Golf Association Title of his career and the second of the 2013 season, winning the Stroke Play Classic in May. This was Nakashian’s second Mid-Seniors Championship. He also won the event in 2008.

Steve Anderson of Hobe Sound shot a Sunday 70 to finish second. The 2010 Mid-Seniors champion had an eagle on the par 5 17th

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