All Blog Entries by Lacey Hagler

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It’s officially manatee season! From November 15th until March 31st, manatees begin moving south for warmer waters as air and water temperatures drop.

When the weather is cold, a majority of manatees can be found gathering in the warm water outflows of Florida Power & Light’s Eco-Discovery Center, Manatee Lagoon.

Manatees are considered one of Florida’s most important marine species whose behavior can alert researchers to the environment and habitat changes that may otherwise go unnoticed in Florida’s waterways.

Aside from their environmental impact, manatees are beloved marine mammals because of their gentle demeanor, their friendly faces, and their tendency to “socialize” with humans. Also known as “sea cows” because they eat grass or “sea

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Exciting for both participants and spectators alike, dragon boat racing is one of the fastest growing aquatic sports in the world. In Tequesta, a co-ed team who call themselves Blazing Paddles welcomes memebers of all ages and walks of life to come try the fun sport for free.

The team urges that even though they’ve won numerous honors including a world record, most members have joined with zero paddling experience, and no equipment or experience is necessary to get started.

Started by Captain Will Murphy in 2003, Blazing Paddles has members from Hollywood all the way to Port St. Lucie who compete in dragon boat, canoe, and a variety in other water sports in the community. If you would like to give it a shot, all you have to do is have a good

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The results are in; Das Beer Garden offers the most diverse variety of craft beer in Palm Beach County.

America has seen an enormous boom in the craft beer market, with beer enthusiasts demanding more complex and tantalizing varieties than the previously dominant light lagers. As recently as 2012, the duopoly of Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors controlled nearly 90 percent of beer production.

In the last decade, independent breweries have expanded by a factor of six, and while Americans are actually drinking less beer than they did in the 2000s, they’re often opting for a superior product, like one of the 100+ beers available daily at Das Beer Garden in Jupiter’s Downtown Abacoa.

Craft breweries have focused on tastes that were

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting a sunset tour on November 2st, 2018 at 5:00 pm. There’s no view quite like a Jupiter sunset from the top of the lighthouse, and participants get to witness the original light turning on to illuminate the night sky as well as an inside look at the interworkings of the lighthouse watchroom.

The tour will be for about 75 minutes, and is required pre-purchased tickets are $20 per person or $15 for lighthouse members. You may purchase them by calling 561-747-8380 X101.

For more information, go here.

 

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From now until Christmas Eve, you’ll have a convenient chance to support Big Dog Ranch Rescue while shopping for holiday gifts at the Gardens Mall. The non-profit organization has set up a Home For The Holidays “Pup-Up Shop” inside the Gardens Mall near Nordstrom.

This unique pet boutique offers plush stuffed animals, dog toys, ornaments, dog treats, leashes, collars, dog bowls, and even has puppies available for adoption! Proceeds benefit the Big Dog Ranch Rescue, a non-profit with the motto “Big and small, we save them all!”

Stop by the shop during regular mall hours to support this charitable organization, or bring a lucky puppy home for the holidays! I promise that your home will be filled with more love than ever before!

The Gardens Mall

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Save The Date! On Saturday, December 1st, Jupiter’s Harbourside Place is generously hosting a Holiday Boat Parade Watch Party from the roof deck of this luxurious waterfront location.

This exclusive event will run from 6:00PM until 9:00PM, and will include dinner and an open bar, with proceeds benefitting the AustinBlu Foundation.

In case you’re not a Jupiter local, the AustinBlu Foundation is very close to our community’s hearts. The foundation was formed in the wake of a tragedy involving two young boys who were lost at sea on July 24th, 2015. Their love for the ocean reminds Jupiter boaters to take great joy in boating, but to respect the majesty of the sea by taking precautions to prevent this devastating accident from happening again. AustinBlu

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The Florida “cold snap” this weekend has lows in the 60’s rolling through, producing ideal conditions for sailfish cruising through. Kitefish with goggle eyes in 120-250’ of water, and after your first sail, target a tighter area around that depth. A few dolphin are still in the equation off Palm Beach Inlet, but no strong numbers seem to be showing up.

The snapper bite has been solid lately, with large muttons and yellowtail congregating on the reef. Live ballyhoo, sardines, or midsized pinfish work great.

Inshore fishing has slowed down quite a bit, with Snook and redfish becoming finicky to the tide. You’ll have to feel out each spot for what tide works best, and keep a close eye on it once you figure it out.

The Juno Beach pier has been

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In South Florida, a great time to start a vegetable garden is when the crisp fall air starts rolling in. Vegetables that thrive during Florida fall and winter include broccoli, lettuce, carrots, brussels sprouts, and radishes. While the rest of America is bundling up significantly, our definition of "crisp" is a comfortable 70 degrees.

Broccoli is very easy to grow in Florida. While it takes 80-100 days to mature, you can purchase transplants from gardening centers like the ones on the bottom of this article instead of starting from a seed. To ensure healthy plants, broccoli needs plenty of sunlight and nutrients from a fertilizer with nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium.

The perfect time to grow lettuce is during Florida winter, and the most

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Join fellow classic rock fans in Downtown West Palm Beach this weekend for Sunday on the Waterfront! On November 18th from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., tribute bands will play a free family-friendly concert featuring covers of timeless classics from Elton John and Billy Joel.

Jam out to hits like “Crocodile Rock”, “I’m Still Standing”, and “Piano Man” along the picturesque backdrop of the intracoastal on Flagler Drive.

Meyer Amphitheatre is located in Downtown West Palm Beach at 105 Evernia Street.

For more information, go here.

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This Saturday, Carlin Park in Jupiter will be hosting a local favorite Paws in the Park once again!

The pet-friendly event will be November 17th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

Bring your pup to experience a festival made for dogs with activities like dock jumping, a pet photo booth, a doggie lure racetrack, a puppy cool air zone, a pet costume contest, a pet talent contest, and even a pet psychic.

If you don’t have a furry friend, or just want more, stop by the “Take Me Home Zone” to adopt a new four-legged family member for the holidays. For humans, there will be live entertainment, beer, and great food.

For more information, go here.

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