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Tommy Morrissey is a 7-year-old, one-armed golfer from Palm Beach Gardens who is in the running for a global sports award. 

Dubbed the “swinging wonder,” Morrissey is one of four candidates up for the Laureus World Sports Award for “Best Sporting Moment.” If he wins, he will be invited to the 2019 awards show in Monaco.

Morrisey has no right arm below the elbow and not only does he play golf, he's one of the best in his age group. He also raises money for his charity "UnLIMBited Foundation" by getting involved in events like The Honda Classic where he hosts a One Arm Challenge. His foundation helps other children who were born with limb differences or who have lost limbs and he has gotten the attention of dozens of pros including Rickie Fowler,

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The Annual Feast of Little Italy returns to Jupiter once again in just 3 weeks at Downtown Abacoa.

The 3-day street festival includes loads of authentic Italian cuisine, art, festival rides, traditional games, free wine, cooking demos, live entertainment and so much more. 

The event takes place Friday, November 2nd through Sunday, November 4th. Hours are 10-4 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday. 

Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door. Kids 12 and under are free.

For more information visit the event website.

See more about Abacoa and homes for sale in the Jupiter area here.

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The Jupiter Beachtober Festival is going to be a weekend full of nonstop fun you won't want to miss out on! 

The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 27th and 28th from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. the first day and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday. It'll be at the beachside Carlin Park in Jupiter- the perfect location for this highly-anticipated event.

Expect lots of BBQ and German food, live music from multiple awesome local bands, dozens of vendors, costume contests, a competitive cornhole competition and other forms of family entertainment.

The cost is only $10 for adults to attend and kids 12 and under are free.

The cornhole tournament is your shot at a $1,000 prize! You have to register your team online ahead of time. The competition will

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A down payment on a home is often the single largest cash expenditure of most peoples' lives. Whether you're putting a nice chunk down or scraping up 3.5% for a loan, no one ever said coming up with the money is easy. If you're looking for some ways to add up cash for your down payment, consider the following ideas.

1. Revise your budget.

First things first, start making budget cuts. You'd be surprised how much that cup of coffee adds up. If you spend $5 on coffee in the morning and then let's say $10 on lunch, you're spending more than $400 a month on those things alone which comes out to more than $5,000 a year! What else can you cut out? A $20 yoga class? Just watch a YouTube video at home! A pricey cable package? Try Netflix or something

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Boca Raton's newest addition to the craft beer scene is Crazy Uncle Mike's brewery and restaurant which opened last week in the 9,000-square-foot building where Zone Sports Lounge and Moonshine Molly's used to be. 

The location was transformed into a super trendy beer and food spot with a modern industrial interior centered around socialization. Crazy Uncle Mike's dubs its focus on "brews, bites and beats," also offering live reggae music with Artikal Sound System on Fridays and Latin music from Suenalo on Saturdays. 

With a shiny brand new 10-barrel brewing system, brewmaster Corey Wilson, who gained his experience at Boynton’s Copperpoint Brewing Co. and at Denver’s Copper Kettle Brewery, also earning a gold medal at the prestigious Great

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 The 4th Annual Veterans Family Fishing Classic will be held on Saturday, October 13th at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. All local veterans and their families are invited to spend the day fishing and exploring the lighthouse with lunch provided by Tommy Bahama.

The event will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. with fishing equipment provided. Pros will be onsite giving some shore fishing lessons for those interested and volunteers will be available to help wounded vets. 

The event was organized by FishingCommunity.org and the Fisheries for Veterans Project (F4V). The project connects vets and their families to local government, communities and nonprofits in their localities. The mission is to give emphasis to health and life cycle management in a stressful

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What better place to harvest solar energy than the sunny SoFlo coast? Florida Power & Light Co. is going greener by switching to solar energy and the Treasure Coast is the perfect location for solar facilities.

FPL is finishing up construction of 5 large-scale solar plants in Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties. Two in Indian River and two in St. Lucie are finished with the last base in Martin County to be built out west soon. 

Upon the 1.5 million panel completion, 30% of FPL's solar power will come from this 3% of the population area. The company found that there's a lot of remote open space on the interior of these counties and land purchases are benefiting farmers and local government. 

Solar panels are efficient offering clean

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Everyone knows there are risks involved when buying a home with another person- especially when you're not married. A new study by Coldwell Banker found that 25 percent of people aged 18-34 have purchased a house with their partner before getting married. If you're planning on doing the same, there are some things you need to consider first.

Right off the bat you'll need to have a money talk with your partner, married or not. Sometimes discussing money and spending can be uncomfortable but you'll both need to be honest about your financial situations and make sure your expectations are aligned not only in the relationship but with spending. Don't make assumptions your partner is on the same page as you with everything and make sure you have your

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A widely-forgotten time capsule burried 42 years ago was dug up the other week by the Wellington Historical Society. The capsule was burried at the north intersection of Wellington Trace and Forest Hill Boulevard just outside of the Country Plaza's main entrance. 

A plaque near the capsule listed the date it was buried, instructions to open it “on or about the 19th day of February, 2076” and the names of the men who buried it, Alan S. Black and Herbert P. Benn, the “founders” of Country Plaza.

But many at the plaza say they had no idea it was there, and the sudden spark in curiosity resulted in digging up the capsule early.  What was inside is a reminder of the times in the 70s. 

Inside the capsule was a Playboy magazine and other

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Three new restaurants just opened up in Boynton Beach and they're worth giving a shoutout to. From white table cloth dining to casual BBQ, check out these spots next time you're in south county.

1. The Venu

The fanciest of the three, The Venu offers a sleek, sexy atmosphere with live music and specially planned events like a “Very Intimate Evening” with Los Lobos coming in February. The spot opened just about 2 months ago and offers lunch and dinner as well as a Sunday Brunch. The menu is Italian with steakhouse elements and lighter bites are offered on the “Showtime” and happy hour menus. The Venu is a great place to eat, listen to music and just vibe with some good company in a nice setting.

8794 Boynton Beach Blvd., 561-200-0222.

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