All Blog Entries by Lorea Thomson

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With the sparkling blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the east, graceful ponies running out west of town and everything in between Palm Beach County offers the best of both worlds.  Within the Palm Beach County limits, you will find your niche, be it yachting, golf, tennis, boating, polo, or country club living.  All that and more can be found in Palm Beach County including a residential community where you can land your personal aircraft at your own home! 

Wellington, is Palm Beach County’s horse country and is known as the “Winter Polo Capital of the World”. What started as the “world’s largest strawberry patch” in the 1950’s has grown into the renowned equestrian community.  Wellington is located just 20 minutes from world class shopping and

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Come visit “downtown” and meet the friendly locals, shopkeepers and the entire community known as a Sociable City and recently awarded "Best of the Road - Most Fun Small Town in America" by Rand McNally & USA Today. Delray Beach is a great city o live in. There is no shortage of things to do in Delray Beach, recently named "The Most Fun Small Town in America". Whether you're into extreme sports, wine tastings, festivals, arts, or cultural experiences there is literally something for everyone.

Leading Urban Retail Consultant, Robert Gibbs, named Atlantic Avenue. Delray Beach, as one of the top 10 great American Shopping Streets. In an USA Today article about urban shopping districts, he said, “They have what I call the X-Factor of Urbanism. Very

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Singer Island is an island just off Florida’s southeast coast. It is officially within the city limits of Riviera Beach and part of Palm Beach County. Singer Island runs East and West across Lake Worth Lagoon and Highway 703 which runs North and South down through the John D MacArthur Beach State Park onto the island. To be specific, Singer Island is not an island per se because it’s connected to the mainland by the state Park.

It is a Peninsula, not an island, however the area is named after a relative to the family that founded the Singer sewing machine company.  Singer Island was named for Paris Eugene Singer, the famous developer of Palm Beach and 23rd child of Isaac Singer, the sewing machine magnate. It is said that Singer Island was

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Florida Atlantic University's Jupiter Lifelong Learning Society is devoted to elevating the intellectual and social lives of mature learners by “offering stimulating educational opportunities, taught by outstanding university faculty and guest lecturers, designed to broaden students' understanding of diverse cultural, societal, scientific and global issues.”

Each year more than 70 courses are taught by FAU professors and distinguished guest lecturers, in topics including foreign policy, music, art, history, science, literature, philosophy, current events, films and many others, along with concerts and entertainment. Last year more than 7,300 LLS students registered for classes resulting in over 22,000 registrations for the year.

The Lifelong

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Sailfish Point, 1648 SE Sailfish Point Blvd., Stuart is truly an exceptional country club and golfing community! Ranked 3rd of Residential Courses in South Florida and 47th Nationwide by Golf Week Magazine 2017. This 7,088-yard, par 72 course, stretches along ocean and river, it is 18 holes of a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. Of the many private Florida golf club communities, Sailfish Point is truly a special lifestyle. 

Water and wind are the distinctive aspects at Sailfish Point. This private course, originally designed by Jack Nicklaus in 1981, is surrounded by three bodies of water.  The Atlantic Ocean, the St. Lucie Inlet and the Indian River are on three sides of the course.  Each hole boasts stunning water views, which makes it both

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Treat Mom to an extra special brunch for Mother’s Day at one of the many top rated restaurants in Palm Beach County. Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the moms everywhere, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.

Mother's Day remains one of the biggest days for sales of flowers, greeting cards, and the like; it is also the biggest holiday for long-distance telephone calls.  Listed below are a handful of Palm Beach County favorite eateries to try.   

Express how much you appreciate your Mother by setting up a reservation at The Pelican Café located in Lake Park or Stuart.  Enjoy upscale American fare and authentic Italian cuisine; Eggs Benedict, juicy gourmet burgers, Tuscan style pizzas, pasta,

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Palm Beach County divers take a dive to a 60,000-pound mermaid sculpture reef. This area has many reefs to dive offshore. This underwater landmark honors a local three-time breast cancer survivor. “Andrea's Reef”, an enormous mermaid honoring the courageous woman.  “Andreas Reef” has is located just 3/4 miles east off the Lake Worth Inlet, submerged under 75 feet of water. The sculptures for the reef were deployed off Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island, August 11, 2016.

Thomas McDonald, a sculptor, found the motivation to model his mermaid after the local woman who has survived breast cancer. Susan G. Komen South Florida selected Andrea Torrente, a Palm Beach County resident, for the distinctive honor.  The sculptor started work on the project during

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Many Americans view Cinco de Mayo as a day for margaritas and Mexican food. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's independence day. Mexico’s independence is celebrated on September 16. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla. The very first versions of those May 5 celebrations did not begin in Mexico. They began in the U.S. during the Gold Rush era and the Civil War. The early celebrations were and more about taking a side in a then-ongoing geopolitical conflict and less about food and margaritas.

Since today is Cinco de Mayo  and there are plenty of fiestas in town and most people enjoy a great gathering for any reason.  South

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Aaron's Table & Wine Bar located at 1153 Town Center Dr. Jupiter, FL 33458 is a new American fare restaurant and wine bar. The seasonal menu features daily specials prepared by the restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine, Marc Cela, which includes farm-fresh smaller plates, bar bites, entrees and delectable desserts.

Aaron Fuller, former executive chef at Mar-A-Lago Club, brings his commonsensical slant to food to Downtown Abacoa.  In a casual, farmhouse chic setting with chef-inspired dishes and unique wines. Fuller uses only the best ingredients and prepares them with love, creating seasonal menus of dishes you would find in his kitchen at home.

Fuller states, “This restaurant was born from a desire to provide good food and good times in a comfortable,

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Wear a comfy pair of pants to accommodate samples from all of the 20 trucks that gather in one the gourmet food truck invasions in the Palm Beach County area. Thursday,  at the Wellington Amphitheater sample at least five trucks, and enjoy exceptional and intricate dishes served up.  Don’t miss their fantastic food.  

Each Thursday, at the Wellington Amphitheatre, sample delightful food choices.  The trucks vary, by steady vendors remain at the Wellington Amphitheater.

After a brief courtship, two former employees of some of South Florida’s most well respected hotels and restaurants, decided to sidestep their professions and forge a new future together. They spent their wedding account money instead of the nuptials, but to purchase a food truck

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