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If you are looking at waterfront property, location affects properties values in the area.  Depending on different waterfront access, Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal, Loxahatchee River, or canal. It’s a dream to experience living in the Jupiter or Tequesta area.  What a pleasure to go out on the back patio, stroll past the sun-drenched swimming pool, and step right on to your private dock and boat. Throw on some sunscreen and venture out the glistening waters of the Jupiter Inlet.  Just east of Jupiter’s historic lighthouse and into the glistening aqua blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and catch your own “fresh catch of the day”. 

With more than 1,300 miles of coast, it is no surprise that Florida has an active and thriving seafood industry!  Before you…
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It can be extremely warm in the South Florida summer and one must drink plenty to stay hydrated. No, not the frozen umbrella drinks or ice-cold brews, but h2o, good old-fashioned water. It's a simple question without an easy answer. We know that water is essential to good health, yet requirements vary individual to individual. So, how much water is enough?

First thing, your water intake needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are and where you live.  To function appropriately, the body must replenish its water supply by ingesting drinks and foods that encompass water. The Mayo Clinic reported, “Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. For your body to function properly, you

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The El Cid Historic District, located in West Palm Florida is a United States historic district located in West Palm Beach, Florida. The district is bounded by Flamingo Drive, South Flagler Drive, Dyer Road and South Dixie Highway. It contains 281 historic buildings. The El Cid Neighborhood Association is a 501(c)3 – charitable organization with an all-volunteer board dedicated to the preservation of the historic integrity of the neighborhood. The group is committed to the education of our community through programs highlighting the unique character of the El Cid Historic District.

It’s an attractive and popular neighborhood community for young growing families or young at heart looking to slow down a little bit. The El Cid Neighborhood had its

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The Jupiter Artisan and Farmers Market, located at Harbourside Place, 150 North U.S. Highway One, Jupiter, hosts the market this Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 10:00 am – 3:00 p.m. A farmer’s market is a physical location featuring foods sold directly by farmers and other vendors to sell directly to consumers. Typically, there are booths, tables or stands and the public.

Fresh food from the local farmers tastes and looks better.  Crops are picked at their peak. Markets like these are an important part of the community.  They offer social, economic and environmental vivacity to the community.  It also a chance to meet others within the Jupiter area.

If you are looking to buy the freshest fruits and veggies, then try locally grown enjoy a stroll

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Florida is known for its beautiful weather and beaches.   South East Florida’s temperatures have been hotter than normal, fueled by a lack of rain, resulting in sun-parched, humid days. A high-pressure system over the Atlantic, combined with Saharan dust drifting more than 4,000 miles from Africa,  is making it feel like 90 degrees by mid morning. Trying to keep cool on these rare days can be a challenge. With higher chances of rain this week expect  some relief from the summer heat.  While waiting for the rains to come, it’s imperative that South Floridian's try to keep cool and hydrated.  It is advisable to keep out of the sun during peak periods, wear sunscreen, hats and protective clothing to avert heat-related complications.  A good

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Put some fun in going back to school with a bash! Parents have a lot on their plate: mortgage payments, healthcare, caring for elderly parents, raising kids, just to name a few. As the new school year approaches, school age children face stressors too. Put some fun in going back to school with a bash! Kids will relax and enjoy several craft stations, snacks, treats, and so much more!

The Gardens Mall, Kids Club, in Palm Beach Gardens, meets each month for complimentary events for the entire family. This Saturday, August 19, 2017, join The Kids Club “Kids Back to School Bash” event. The club offers exclusive discounts, amenities, and invitations to special events. For infants and toddlers, The Gardens Mall Kids Clubhouse becomes the babies’

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Whitehall, Florida’s first museum, was built in 1902 as a seasonal home of Mr. Henry Flagler, cofounder of Standard Oil and son of a struggling Presbyterian minister. He married his third wife, Mary Lily Kenan, he presented Whitehall to her as an extravagant wedding gift. The home was designed in the Beaux-Arts style of architecture. Whitehall was meant to rival the extravagant mansions in Newport, Rhode Island. Flagler induced influential people like the Rockefellers, the Vanderbilts, the Firestones and the Du Ponts to vacation in Florida, 

1n 1902 a New York Herald wrote a story about the mansion. The Standard Oil Company co-founder's beach home was described as, "More wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any

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How would you like see a drive through safari park?  Lion Country Safari is a wildlife preserve and walk-through Amusement Park located on over 600 acres in Loxahatchee, Palm Beach County.  The zoo was founded in 1967. Lion Country claims to be the first "cage less zoo" in the United States. 

Bring the entire family and spend the entire day on safari with over 900 animals. Look at the animal displays and encounters or animal feeding experiences.  If you'd like to cool down, venture into the water spray grounds, grab a snack and ice-cold beverage. Then head over to the gift shop and pick up a souvenir of your safari journey. 

Marcella Leone, the founder and director of Leo Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich, Connecticut, approached the

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Over 10,000 years ago Native American tribes began migrating into Florida. The tribes settling in modern-day Palm Beach  Florida. Juan Ponce de León, who led a European expedition in 1613 discovered Florida. He was the first non-Native American recorded to land modern day Jupiter area.

Jupiter is the northernmost town in Palm Beach County, Florida,  and  a fascinating community.  It has been chiseled by it’s the abounding coastal culture and plentiful waterways.  

Paddleboard  with sea turtles, manatees, dolphins and catch a glimpse of a multitude of birds on any given day.  Kayak or paddle your way through the mangrove estuaries and spot osprey, nesting pelicans, great blue heron, and a variety of other bird species.  Take the opportunity go

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The Lionfish is an attractive and elegant fish but unfortunately it is an invasive species in our South Florida reefs and waters. The lionfish are incredibly destructive to our reef environments as they have no natural predators and plenty of food, resulting in over-population. Lionfish eat miniscule shrimp which is the main diet of our native reef fish including juvenile grouper, snook, mullet, snapper and many other species. Since, the lionfish have no natural predators here and are destroying our native marine life populations, it is up to our divers and approved events that to help govern their population and with any luck eradicate them one day. 

The Lionfish is not native to Floridian waters and it wreaks havoc on the local reef and coastal

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