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Boca Raton’s beloved art celebration, Festival of the Arts Boca, is right around the corner and its kickoff party is happening this Thursday. The Festival of the Arts Boca offers its guests and fellow art enthusiasts 11 days of film screenings, jazz, symphonic concerts, lectures and readings. 

The Thursday night kickoff will feature a renowned writer, Jennifer Egan. Egan specializes in both fiction and non-fiction literary works. She is most known for her episodic, rock-and-roll-set, Pulitzer-winning 2010 novel “A Visit From the Goon Squad,” as well as her award-winning reporting for the New York Times. She’ll discuss her occasional tightrope walking between these not-so-opposing worlds of writing in her Festival of the Arts lecture, titled

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Florida conjures up images of luxurious palatial homes, palm trees swaying in warm breezes, sparkling swimming pools, expansive stretches of sandy beaches, and seas of boats moored in harbors. It’s where luxury living has been elevated to its limits.  Thinking of moving to South Florida in 2017, consider the hot forecast for real estate in 2017.

Expect a hot year for home sales in 2017, per recent forecasts from the National Association of Realtors, the Mortgage Bankers’ Association, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and more.

NAR is predicting “existing-home sales to reach 6 million in 2017, higher than its 5.8 million forecast for this year. But other entities are even more bullish. MBA is predicting home sales to eclipse 6.5 million next year,

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Valentine's Day is a time of velvet hearts, chocolate sweets, romantic dinners, and love. It's not clear who the original Valentine was — there were several — but a saint's day with that name was established on the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar as early 1,500 years ago. There are indications that Valentine's Day may have originally been adopted in part to replace of the ancient pagan fertility festival of Lupercalia, which fell on February 13 to 15. By the time of Chaucer in the Middle Ages, the Valentine's Day had become associated with romantic love.

Many couples dream to go to Paris on their honeymoon or on Valentine's Day because the city is so well-known for its romantic walks along the Seine River, sidewalk cafe dining and the sparkling

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Its January, and this time of year is often associated with New Years Resolutions of more fitness and healthier choices after a nice holiday season of indulging. For those who live in southern Palm Beach County, you’re in luck! Every Saturday at Sanborn Park in Boca Raton are full of free fitness for locals and tourists alike! 

Sandborn Square is a picturesque park with manicured landscaping, lush green spaces and lined with tall Royal palms. Classes you will find offered at the park include yoga, capoeira that is a Brazilian martial art, and more. The classes typically begin at 9am and then there will be another following at 10:30am. Bring your own yoga mat, a towel and some bottles of water, as the summer months get warm in southern Florida. 

For

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While the Florida weather is crisp and sunny, its time to enjoy your Saturdays outside in the sunshine at the Boca Raton Green Market. For 19 years, the Boca Raton Green Market has been making a splash. The incredible green market is the perfect place to bring family or friends to enjoy a day in the warm Floridian weather with amazing food, unparalleled fresh produce and smiling faces. 

The Boca Raton Green Market happens every Saturday at the southern “Monument Piazza” which is found at the Intersection of South Federal Highway and South East Mizner Boulevard. Opening its doors bright and early at 8am the market and its vendors buzzes on until 1pm every Saturday. With an abundance of locally sourced produce, baked goods, art, jewelry and clothing, the

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A timeless tradition filled with the spirit of the holiday is the famous Nutcracker Ballet. Coming to Boca Raton this weekend is Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet performed in a way that resumes to mesmerize audiences. 

The Nutcracker is a classic holiday story about the Nutcracker Prince, a mischievous Mouse King and a beautiful Sugarplum Fairy. This year two dancers from the American Ballet Theatre perform the main characters. Watch the magic unfold in the form of dance and incredible orchestra music. The Boca Ballet’s rendition of the Nutcracker is sure to impress its guests. 

The Boca Raton Ballet’s Nutcracker: Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Ticket prices begin at $20. The ballet will take place at Olympic Heights

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For most of the year Floridians are able to enjoy the beach, warm weather and sandals but when the cooler temperatures come through it is a celebration for the locals. A cold front passing through the state will bring cool weather throughout the week. 

The cool weather front cold front is moving over the state today and tomorrow and will bring the “overnight lows into the 50s for much of Palm Beach County with the extreme coastal areas in the low 60s.” 

The experts from the National Weather Service in Miami are predicting a low of 63 degrees for tonight (Friday) and steady cool temperatures throughout the week as well. Experts also warn local swimmers and surfers of strong tides and rip currents. “High pressure will dominate the long term period

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Veteran’s Day is upon us and it is a day to celebrate all of those who have fought for our country. “The Veterans Day National Committee recognizes select Veterans Day observances throughout the country that represent fitting tributes to America’s heroes serve as models for other communities to follow in planning their own observances.”

There are celebrations and events from a household level to a large public level that take place across the nation. For local Palm Beach County residents, the City of Boca Raton and the Florida Wind Symphony are hosting a concert sure to be a special experience. 

The day will begin on Veteran’s Day, November 11th with a ceremony dedicated to our veterans at 9am at the Boca Raton Cemetery. The Florida Wind Symphony

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The Boca Raton Museum of Art, in Boca Raton, Florida, has a reputation for offering some of the best and most beautifully curated exhibits in Florida. The museum however, is not only for the mature art lovers but it is a destination for young art lovers as well. The kid-focused events offered at the Boca Raton Museum of Art are challenging and fun for young art enthusiasts. Kids programs offered at the Boca Raton Museum of Art include: 

ART-E-OLOGY

ART-E-OLOGY is a program designed for kids, grades 3rd to 5th, and it focuses on studying the artist of the moment and creating an art piece in that artist’s style. ART-E-OLOGY is a monthly event. 

UPCOMING EVENTS
Giorgio de Chirico: Terracotta Sculptures - Saturday, Nov. 5 / 1:00–2:30 pm
Adolph

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Hurry up and get your chance for fun and thrill in at the last few days of Shriek Week at Sugar Sands Park in Boca Raton. This week of crazy tricks and treats is the perfect destination to bring your kids this Halloween Weekend. Shriek Week has been a smash hit so far this week but is continuing until Saturday. 

The theme for this year’s Shriek Week is “Florida’s Terrifying Tourist Traps.” So the entire event will take you through some of Florida’s scariest towns and creepiest destinations. The haunted house is filled with frightening characters and fun rides. There will be crafts, stilt walkers, magic shows, live entertainment, trackless train rides, a free trick or treat trail, a black light carnival game room and tons of food and drink vendors. 

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