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Just as Hanukkah  and Christmas share the December holiday season, Passover and Easter frequently overlap in the spring.  Within both festivals, nature and history converge with a resounding message of hope. The regeneration of nature that comes with spring and amplifies the promise of redemption embedded in the historical events being commemorated. To each faith community, God’s presence manifests itself in two keys, in nature and through history. 

In each case, the calendar is adjusted to ensure that the holiday is celebrated early in the spring. For the church believed that the resurrection took place on a Sunday, the First Council of Nicaea in 325 determined that Easter should always fall on the first Sunday after the first full moon following

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The Hobe Sound Nature Center, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization, dedicated to promoting an environmental mindfulness in the public. The center was founded in 1973 by and continues to receive major support from the Jupiter Island Garden Club. They conduct environmental education and awareness programs about the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. It is the largest contiguous segment of natural beaches in Southeast Florida.

The Tequesta, Ais, and Jaega native tribes were hunter-gatherers of Jupiter Island and the surrounding area during the 18th century when the Europeans arrived. Hobe Sound’s name derived from the Jaega, or the “Jobe” native people. The diverse array of plants on the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge were used by early

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Palm Beach County is an excellent area for a romantic kiss and it doesn’t have to include a fancy restaurant. Kissing is one of the most significant displays of affection in a romantic relationship.  It is considered the ultimate in closeness.  The moment the lips touch, you are sending out messages of intimacy. Kissing is an act of emotion.

As the sun starts setting across the Lake Worth Lagoon and Downtown West Palm Beach it becomes quite the romantic scene. Early sunset calls for a leisurely stroll along the Palm Beach Lake Trail and Bike Path in Palm Beach. Choose a quiet bench with your paramour and take in the views of the water.  Just as the sun begins to set, move in for a kiss.

For another idea try an early evening picnic at the beach.

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Enjoy fresh, local seafood just steps from the ocean. In Palm Beach, there is only one true outdoor restaurant at the ocean’s edge. Atlantic Bar and Grill, located in the Four Seasons Resort, 2800 South Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach serves lunch and dinner daily.

The Executive Chef, Tory Martindale, feels food should be fun and whimsical.  He is quoted as saying, “I love to create dishes by mixing different cultural pinpoints of flavor and style. A chef’s mind is a giant library of flavors, combinations, techniques and plating concepts. Whenever I build a dish, it’s like flipping through a massive directory and finding the nuances that may connect one item to another and then synergizing it all into what you are creating at the moment.”

Choose

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A brand-new dog park on Jupiter’s Indiantown Road is scheduled to open summer 2018. The Town of Jupiter has approved a new park which includes and an exercise and play area for our furry friends.  The park is an open space located directly north of the intersection on Indiantown Road and Center Street at 2183 West Indiantown Road in Jupiter. The park will be completed in two phases. 

In the first phase, the open space park will contain a beautiful green area, ample parking with lighting, a small restroom, a building for storage, sidewalks, gazeboes, a lake, and the dog park. There will be a fenced-in dog run for smaller dogs and a detached dog run for larger breeds

Jupiter residents are looking forward to the opening of the dog park.  The Town

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The people who have owned property in Jupiter for generations have been drawn to this location for 100 years because of the small-town ambience and abundant blue waterways. Recently subdivided was a 160-acre property located at 16133 Jupiter Farms Road, Jupiter.  It had an extensive and fascinating history.  Back in the 1920’s, the rutted dirt main road was called Italian Farms Road because of the prevailing ethnic makeup of the area at the time. It is rumored to have been a hoodlum hideout belonging to the family of Al Capone, the noted Chicago gangster.

Al Capone and the family built the original home on the property in 1923.  Capone was well known for many things. One of his well noted quotes was “'I’m a kind person, I'm kind to everyone, but

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Okeeheelee Park, just west of West Palm Beach, is a natural preserve in which you will find several miles of biking, running and hiking trails.  The park spans across 90 acres of woods and wetlands. The Sunshine State is jam packed with lovely towns packed full of picturesque areas with historic charm. The area if reminiscent of Old Florida. Visit the unspoiled sites at the state-owned parks and preserves. Soak up the peaceful ambiance of this tranquil spot.

Okeeheelee Park, 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard, West Palm Beach is an idyllic spot to get active, relax or just chill and enjoy the weather in South Florida. The quiet parklands are home to many species of indigenous wildlife, flora, birds and butterflies.  Furry friends on leases are permitted

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Every March, the largest LGBTQ pride celebration in Palm Beach County comes to Lake Worth’s Bryant Park. Formerly known as” PrideFest of The Palm Beaches”, it has been retitled this year to Palm Beach Pride. Only the name has changed, the festival remains the same. The  Palm Beaches’ largest LGBTQ event and a celebration of the community’s diversity within it. features live music, vendors, delicious food, parades, and more. More than 20,000 people are expected to attend and have a great day this weekend, Saturday, March 24, 2018 through Sunday, March 25, 2018. The parade starts at 11:30 am in downtown Lake Worth, along Lucerne & Lake Avenues.

Palm Beach Pride attracts attendees annually throughout South Florida and the Treasure Coast. The Compass’

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Wellington Bacon and Bourbon Fest begins March 23 – 25, 2018. Venture out of the usual weekend activities on a culinary journey on the welcoming grounds of the new Wellington Community Center and Amphitheater, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington.  Socialize with friends and enjoy America’s quintessential bourbon and eat excellent bacon inspired dishes.

What is bourbon exactly? Simply put, bourbon is a spirit made from at least 51% corn aged in new charred oak barrels.  It must be bottled at 80% or more and only in the United States of America. The use of the term "bourbon" for the whiskey has been traced to the 1820s, and the term began to be used consistently in Kentucky in the 1870s.  Bourbon may be made anywhere in the United States and is

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No need to travel extensively to sample something different.  Queen of Sheeba, located at 716 North Sapodilla Avenue, West Palm Beach, has been around the Northwood Historic District for years.  They opened their doors in 2006 as an acclaimed “soul food” restaurant. 

The Queen of Sheeba restaurant was the 2014 recipient of Palm Beach County’s Best Soul Food restaurant in Palm Beach County.  Having been voted the best, and given the excellence award the owners decided to expand their menu.  It seemed a natural transition to Ethiopian food.  The food is truly unique and extraordinarily flavorful.

The restaurant offers “ageless home-style food with innovative modern twists appealing to the curious, adventureous, and the experienced foodie!” The

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