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The Downtown Delray Art Festival returns to the streets of Delray Beach this weekend with more than 150 artists from around Florida and the nation, bringing you creations of all kinds, as per tradition!

On the waterfront streets of Atlantic Avenue and 4th, hundreds of craft vendors will be lined up with thousands of hand-made-in-the-USA art.

You'll find pottery, jewelry, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products, folk art, pet products and specialty green market items and more. The annual craft festival has something to suit every person's taste and budget and it's free and pet-friendly too!

The famous festival is happening on Saturday and Sunday, September 22nd and 23rd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both

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Wednesday, Sept. 19th

The Artisanals: 8 p.m., $7-$15. The Funky Biscuit, 303 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, 561-395-2929

Rose Dickeson: 9 p.m., Free. The Dubliner, 435 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561-620-2540

Yazmani: 10 p.m., Free. Dada, 52 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, 561-330-3232


Thursday, Sept. 20th

Albert Castiglia: 8 p.m., Free. The Funky Biscuit, 303 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, 561-395-2929

The Metropolitan: 11 p.m., Free. Dada, 52 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, 561-330-323

Mitch Herrick and the Homegrown Sinners: 9 p.m., Free. The Dubliner, 435 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561-620-2540

Periphyton: 8 p.m., Free. C.W.S. Bar & Kitchen, 522 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth, 561-318-5637

Soul Recital: 9:30 p.m., Free-$5. Voltaire,

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The Salt of the Earth Halotherapy & Spa is a unique spa in downtown Stuart offering a relaxing atmosphere and natural alternative for mind and body calming.

Halotherapy, or salt therapy, is a holistic, all-natural remedy using particles of salt to promote better breathing, healthier skin, peaceful sleep, enhanced fitness and overall wellness. It also effectively alleviate symptoms of many respiratory and skin conditions including COPD, Asthma, Bronchitis, Emphysema, Cystic Fibrosis, Eczema and Psoriasis. The salt particles help increase oxygen intake, opening up our airways and cleansing them of smoke, dust, pollutants and other allergens. When the salt lands on the skin it helps relieve sore, flakey, red and irritated skin.

At Salt of the

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Last month, the Town of Jupiter Council passed a resolution that supports the voluntary elimination of single-use plastic straws and overall reduction of single-use plastics. The campaign is called "PURE" which stands for "Plastics Use Reduction Encouragement," which doesn't outlaw straws and single-use plastics but prompts the community to get involved in the effort to decrease plastic pollution.  

Jupiter prides itself in its incredible blue water- when the tide comes in the inlet it is an extravagant sparkling turquoise that will make you want to stop what you're doing and jump in. The area also has an abundance of marine life- it's one of the most popular places to scuba dive in the state- and our beaches are important nesting sites for sea

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The town of Jupiter is once again celebrating the return of fall and its seasonal residents at the fun-filled Jupiter Fall Fest.

The festival will be held at the lovely Harbourside Place on Saturday, October 6th from noon-5 p.m.

Guests can enjoy live music, food from Harbourside restaurants, trucks and other food vendors, a beer garden, crafts and kids carnival.

Admission is free and so is parking. 

See more on Facebook.

 Location: 200 U.S. 1, Jupiter.

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When high earners look for a place to buy a home for their families, they tend to do some research into factors like income taxes and home value trends. RewardExpert, a New York-based company whose services help people get the maximum benefit for their spending and traveling, did some surveying to determine the best states for high earners and affluent people. Their study found Florida to be the best Southern state for people of this status, ranking at number 4 in the country. 

The study was completed using 20 data metrics including sales tax, quality of life, school quality, real estate prices and trends, property taxes and assessment ratios, and state income taxes. 

When most people hear the term "affluent," they tend to think of the "one

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The Abacoa Community Garden in Jupiter is a garden open to the public that follows organic, sustainable growth practices with no chemicals involved. Most of the plants grown are veggies, fruits, wildflowers, butterfly plants and small trees. The garden consists of three parts- a community sharing garden, one for children and also individual plots.

The Abacoa Community Garden is a great tool to bring the community together to practice wholesome fellowship and offers educational opportunities for all ages. Members often come up with fun and healthy learning activities for both children and adults alike. 

This Sunday, September 23rd, the garden is hosting a Seed Exchange & Garden Season Kick-Off that is going to be so much fun and super hands-on.

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September is National Hunger Action Month, and the Palm Beach County Food Bank is hosting "A Magical Night to Fight Hunger" to raise money and awareness for hungry local families. 

The evening includes a 3-course dinner with an appetizer, main dish and dessert provided by downtown restaurants including Yard House and Avocado Grill. There will be a strolling magician and other special surprises for guests. 

The PBC Food Bank collects and gives food to local soup kitchens, food pantries and homeless shelters. Last year, those groups gave out close to 5 million pounds of food to needing families in Palm Beach County, but there’s a nearly 55-million-pound shortfall between what the food bank distributes and what’s needed for local residents to have

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Browse hundreds of bargains at the Palm Beach Gardens Indoor Yard Sale on September 22nd from 7:30-11:30 a.m. at the Burns Road Recreation Center.

The event usually sees around 50 vendors offering just about anything you could think of, from jewelry to bicycles to hand-crafted home decor and furniture.

If you like shopping and finding treasures for a good deal, you'll definitely want to check out this yard sale. 

It's air-conditioned in the rec center and there's a Snack Shack with coffee and other refreshments.

If you have some stuff you want to sell, you can be a vendor for around $20. 

Find out more information online here.

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If you like food, you'll love Palm Beach County's "Food Truck Invasions." From Classic Southern to Coastal Italian to Asian Fusion, foodies will thoroughly enjoy the unique gourmet dishes from trucks coming as far as Miami. This street food party doesn't cost anything to attend- all you pay for is your food and drinks so make sure to come hungry as there's LOTS to choose from. Here's where the trucks will be next:

Sunset Cove Amphitheatre in Boca Raton: 5 p.m. on Sept. 19th, Oct. 3rd & 17th, Nov. 7th & 21st. 

Lake Clarke Shores Town Hall Park (Between West Palm Beach and Lake Worth): 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 21st, Oct. 19th, Nov. 16th, Dec. 21st. 

Wellington Amphitheatre: 5 p.m. on Sept. 27th, Oct. 11th & 25th, Nov. 8th & 22nd & 29th, Dec. 13th &

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