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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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For a different adventure for yourself or yourself with family and friends, you must venture out to the Arthur R. Marshal Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton Beach! The refuge is located just north of the lush and lively Everglades. The refuge is a dedicated organization that is devoted to preserving the wildlife of the Florida Everglades.

What makes the Arthur R. Marshal Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge so special is that not only do they serve a great cause but it is a fun place to learn, visit and give back to our native environment. The refuge prides itself on preserving animals like the endangered snail kite, the wood stork and the formerly endangered American alligator. When you enter through the main entrance of the park you will

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Green Cay Wetlands is a stunning nature preserve in Boynton Beach, Florida. The preserve spans 100 acres and is home to beautiful estuaries, waterways, mangrove swamps and hundreds of species of animals, fish, insects and plants. 

Green Cay Wetlands feature miles of boardwalk that soar over the water and the swamps, perfect for viewing the scenery that surrounds. Along with the acres of beautiful nature, the miles of boardwalk there is also the Green Cay Nature Center. The Nature Center features a number of great exhibits for kids and adults alike. Some of the exhibits you can see here include a demonstration of the water cycle, a turtle pond, frog terrariums, a gator hole with hatchling gators and a wetland diorama. 

This Sunday Green Cay Wetlands

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Change up your Friday night routine this weekend with a “Movie in the Park” in Boynton! Every first Friday of the month at the Ocean Avenue Amphitheater there will be a movie screening with a different top rated film open to the public. All you have to do is bring your blankets and picnic chairs and family or friends to relax with a movie beneath the stars. 

The event is free for everyone and you are welcomed to bring your own food and drink, but food, snacks and beverages will be available for sale as well. “The Boynton Beach CRA will also hold a free drawing with prizes consisting of gift certificates to some of the local restaurants and businesses.” 

Movie Night in the Park tends to fill up fast so be sure to arrive early to get a parking spot

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Southeast Florida hosts the 7th Annual Coral Gables Food, Wine and Spirits Festival on Saturday and Sunday, November 11 – 12, 2016.  The flavorful festival is located just west of Alhambra Circle and Ponce de Leon toward Lejeune in Coral Gables.  Look for the colossal tents and many people.

The festival features a “wines of the world pavilion”.  The wine area will offer samplings of over 200 international reds, whites and rose’s.  After sampling some wine, head over to the “culinary pavilion” which will be offering tasters of the remarkable food from South Florida’s best restaurants. After sampling tasty morsels from area restauranteurs take a breather and stop by the “seminar stage”.  Here at the

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Now that the housing market has steadied after more than a decade of difficulties, this could be the perfect opportunity to invest in a home. It is said that South Florida is an earmarked real estate market and it’s driving the prices of real estate up. 

The Case-Shiller 20 City Index noted that home values rose 5.7%.  Leading economists think prices will continue to rise, at least in the interim. Nationally, Miami is considered one of the top 20 metropolitan cities with highest growth forecast.  Topping the list is another South Florida city, Tampa. 

The National Association of Realtors is forecasting a 4.4% increase in existing home prices and in 2017 an increase of 3.4%.  According to Miami Board of Realtors, “South Florida housing

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One of the first things many South Florida homebuyers look at when purchasing a new home is the kitchen. The kitchen can "make or break" a home.  In the Palm Beaches, indoor/outdoor living is paramount and the kitchen is the most trafficked room in the house. An upgraded kitchen can make your home stand above others and make it irresistible. 

If considering a kitchen renovation, building a new home, or just an update to your existing decor, take a look at the current design trends for 2016. Some of the hottest trends in kitchens these days, according to Forbes Magazine,  include hardwood floors, transitional styling and white in the kitchen. As a general rule of thumb, spend between 6-10% of the total

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Looking for a fun new way to have a night out on the town? Then you must try BikeCrÜz. BikeCrÜz is an exciting and completely entertaining new wave of transportation and going out all rolled into one. It is a “pedal-powered, interactive social experience.” You and friends climb aboard the rolling cart and pedal your way to each stop. 

BikeCrÜz has been described as “a pub-crawl on wheels; a mobile company meeting, a rolling tourist stop & the center of attention in the hottest spots in South Florida.” It is certainly something unique and definitely something to change your going out experience for a lifetime. You can book a private cart for your own private group or you and a friend can climb on with a mix of other peddlers. You can sit back and peddle

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Mangrove Park in Boynton Beach is a small, scenic nature park. Only spanning about 12 acres, the park offers its guests a quiet and relaxing get away from the bustle of city life. 

A natural mangrove hammock, Mangrove Park is home to a variety of native plant and animal species. Visitors will see everything from great blue herons, fish, turtles, foxes, rabbits, manatees and more during a day at the Mangrove Park. A long, winding boardwalk creates the perfect path to walk or observe from. The boardwalk even comes to a point that is elevated over the Intracoastal Waterway making for the best vantage point in the park. 

Mangrove Park is in a great location and easily accessible by car or boat. The address to the park is 700 NE 4th Ave., Boynton Beach,

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Every first Friday of the month at the Ocean Avenue Amphitheatre will be “Movie in the Park” night. Make sure to bring your blankets and picnic chairs to watch a movie under the stars with your friends and family. 

The event is free for everyone and you are welcomed to bring your own food and drink, but food, snacks and beverages will be available for sale as well. “The Boynton Beach CRA will also hold a free drawing with prizes consisting of gift certificates to some of the local restaurants and businesses.” 

Movie Night in the Park tends to fill up fast so be sure to arrive early to get a parking spot and a spot in the lawn to catch the film. For more information please call 561-600-9093. 

Movie Night in the Park is located at Ocean Avenue

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