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The 7th Annual Brazilian Festival of Pompano Beach brings the love and passion Brazil is famous for to South Florida.  October 20-21, 2018 the festival returns with all the excitement of past festivals. It’s a vibrant event that includes music, food vendors, fun for kids, dance and drumming performances.

Brazilians have a long, rich history of revelry. Their world-famous street festivals can be traced as far back as the 1700s.  Carnival is one of the world's most famous festivals, held over five days in Rio de Janeiro every year. For those of who you who can’t make it to Brazil for Carnival in February, the  Brazilian Festival of Pompano Beach has lots of similar showcases.  Feel some of that passion and rhythm of the culture.           

The

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Look no further for a French bistro on the waterfront in Jupiter.  Cafe des Artistes French Bakery and Bistro,  318 South U.S. Highway One, is home to a revered classic Parisian bistro.  Set on the harbor of Jupiter Yacht Club Marina with al fresco dining on the waterfront or interior seating is idyllic. The perfect setting for a romantic meal.

French chefs are masters at their craft.  They understand the romance of a decadent meal and the importance of ambiance.  French chefs are rigorously trained as well as demanding chefs. French food is rooted in tradition and the superiority of the cuisine is based on the geographic good fortune that makes French agriculture both varied and rich in flavor.

The French people  are extremely passionate when

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Get ready to spice up your exercise routine Palm Beach County style.  Try a new challenge known as stand up paddleboard yoga it will bring you to a whole new awareness of mind, body and spirit.  This area is a magnet for the health-conscious.  Consider floating on the paddleboard as a metaphor.  It can alleviate some of the heaviness that life sometimes throws on you.  If you can stand on one foot, you can do yoga on the water. There are many different styles of yoga.  According to the National Institute of Health, “Mixing it up also helps to reduce boredom and cuts your risk of injury.”

It’s understood that the platform of the stand-up paddleboard is unstable, you must engage your core to balance and go through the poses.  Add a whole new element

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Sheltered from the Jupiter sun by colorful paint and tin roof is a chow shack right out of an old Gidget movie.  Dune Dog, 775 North Alternate A1A,  just north of Indiantown Road, is an after boating or being at the beach spot. It’s perfect for cooling down and filling you up. It’s a tropical, beach-inspired snack shack café you are going to fall in “Love at First Bite” with the award-winning food.

Dune Dog has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike since 1994.  The crowd-pleasing menu options and laid back “happy island” atmosphere has catapulted the little fresh-air cafe to become a landmark destination, like the Historic Jupiter Lighthouse,  in the Town of Jupiter. This is the spot where you can wear your flip-flops and your bathing suit,

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The National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach is the largest croquet facility internationally. The National Croquet Center is located at 700 Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach. It consists of four acres of lawns, croquet courts and a 19,000-square-foot clubhouse. The facility can accommodate as many as 600 players and their mallets.  The uniqueness of the sport and lovely facilities are a great option for gatherings.

The origins of croquet are a little cloudy.  A woman, known as Miss McNaughton, observed what she referred to as “peasants” in France playing a game. The was with hoops made of willow rods and mallets of broomsticks inserted into pieces of wood.  She brought the concept of the game and introduced it in Ireland.  From Ireland the

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Here in Palm Beach County golf and other physical activities are considered excellent forms of stress relief.  Palm Beach County has a surplus of private, as well as public golf courses  available locals to get their respective game on. Golfers who shine in practice often crumble in tournaments because they manage stress poorly. Stress is an inevitable part of life. 

Golf is like no other than in Jupiter, Florida. The area is home to just 60,000 people, but without going more than 10 miles up and down the coast you can get to the home of the world’s top golfers Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and many others reside here. Officially, 35 PGA Tour pros live there, but between rentals and second, third, or

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” is coming back to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Broward County Oct. 10-21 in a new, reinvented touring production.  Andrew Lloyd Webber is arguably the most successful composer of our time. He is best known for stage and film adaptations of his highly renowned musicals including Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Cats (1994), Evita (1996), and The Phantom of the Opera. 

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts will be hosting the new revised production of Phantom of the Opera, which expected to be bigger than ever before.  The beloved story and award-winning score - with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask of You,” and “Masquerade” - will be performed by a cast and orchestra of

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Discover a surprising Turkish delight in a West Palm Beach. The Mediterranean bistro known as Locanta Local Eatery is located at 864 North Military Trail.  The healthy and satisfying eating spot in West Palm Beach is a kitchen is in the hands of Chef Alper Songul.  Healthy Chef Songul was formerly of Agora Mediterranean Kitchen in Northwood. 

The Mediterranean Diet emphasizes heart healthy foods like nuts, fish, and olive oil, and limits intake of red meat, butter, and added sugar.  This concept is similarly in line with Turkish fare, and together these similar mindsets fuse together seamlessly for a wonderfully healthy café.

The restaurant’s kitchen is cooking up some yummy Meditterranean and Turkish-leaning fare, and the daily blackboard has

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In honor of the grand opening of a new Boca Raton location of Burgerim Gourmet Burgers at 20449 State Road 7, burgers will be a buck Sunday, August 12, 2018.

Burgerim Gourmet Burgers is an Israeli-based a casual burger restaurant with international locations. The restaurant touts a unique and tasty experience at each visit. The concept allows the customer to choose from an uno, duo, trio, or party box of their 3 oz. patties and encourages you to get creative with patty flavors, unconventional toppings, and sauces.  It’s a great chance to make a burger as personal as you want. Choose from a simple burger to a gourmet delicacy like a Wagyu beef hamburger.  

The burger joint will host a grand opening party featuring a ribbon cutting, games, bounce

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Catch a free family movie every second Friday night at the West Palm Beach Downtown Waterfront “Screen on the Green” event.  The family friendly happening transforms the sprawling waterfront lawn into a movie theater under the stars. Watch free screenings of your favorite movies and make great memories.  

Tonight, August 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm meander downtown to Waterfront Commons, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach and catch the George Lucas’ mega-Star Wars triliogy, The Last Jedi.  Enjoy the screen on the green event as it depicts the adventures of Hans Solo, Princess Leah and other characters from long ago and a galaxy far, far away

Throughout the series of family-friendly movies featuring both classic films and newer flicks while

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