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On Thursday, September 20th, the Loxahatchee River Center will be holding a home school workshop entitled “Shark Senses and Habitat” from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

This drop off only program will include a hands-on activity about sharks, and is geared towards children ages 5-11. Registration is required to attend, and cost is $3 per child.

For more information and registration, go HERE.

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The Florida Atlantic University football team is chalking up last week’s loss in Oklahoma as a learning experience, and fans are flocking to the FAU Stadium in Boca Raton tomorrow for the first home game of the season. Head coach Lane Kiffin has announced the team will be wearing all red, and asks that fans do the same.

 

The hometown heroes will be playing Air Force, and it will be the first meeting between the two teams. If the Owls win this game, it would be the program’s 88th win, and it will extend FAU’s home win streak to eight.

 

The first FAU football home game of the 2018 season is Saturday, September 8th at 2:00 pm at FAU stadium in Boca Raton versus Air Force. It will be aired live on FOX Television, as well as on ESPN West

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Florida Atlantic University is off to an exciting start this year, which has conjured an eager following throughout Palm Beach County. The anticipated 2018 season for the promising team has student tickets sold out and locals filling entire planes to attend away games. Even those who can’t travel are flocking to sports bars to watch Lane Kiffin’s Owls play Oklahoma this Saturday. In true Palm Beach County fashion, FAU has decided to give back to the heroes in our community with the “Seats For Heroes” program.

“Seats for Heroes” is a chance to celebrate and honor members of the military as well as all first responders. Owl fans can purchase and donate $5 end zone tickets for any FAU home game. The “Seats for Heroes” tickets will be donated to active

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Looking for a new hobby? How about flying? Becoming a pilot opens a world of recreation and travel opportunities and connects you to a unique, close-knit community of people. 

In fact many affluent people in Palm Beach County enjoy flying to the Bahamas on the weekends- it's only an hour plane ride from West Palm Beach to Nassau. Or you could even fly to Key West for the day with your family and be back in time for dinner!

Earning your pilot license only takes 40 hours. The Palm Beach Flight Training facility at the Palm Beach County Park Airport in Lantana is an FAA Part 141 Flight School, which means fewer hours of training to obtain your pilot’s license, and a higher standard of excellence in training. The school is known to have the best

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West Palm Beach dancer and Alexander W. Dreyfoos High School of the Arts alumni Darius Hickman has made it as one of the top 4 finalists on the popular TV competition So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD).

As an aspiring professional dancer and now TV star, Hickman has worked extremely hard to make it this far. He began serious training in ballet and contemporary dance at BAK Middle School of the Arts in 8th grade, and fine-tuned his talent at the Florida School for Dance Education (FDSE) in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida after school. His discipline and refinement earned him acceptance into Palm Beach County’s prestigious Dreyfoos High School of the Arts, and he went on to be a Young Arts finalist as well as won 1st place for his contemporary work at

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The Palm Beach County Boxed for Success School Supply Drive saw a record-breaking year for donations, and local kids have plenty of supplies for the school year thanks to the generosity of area residents.

The drive received nearly 30,000 items including notebooks, paper, pencils, markers, crayons, tissues and glue sticks. Cash donations also totalled $14,600 which was by far the most money in the drive’s six-year history, doubling its previous high of $7,000 in 2014. 

All of the supplies and monetary donations were evenly distributed to three Title 1 elementary schools in the county, where more than 90 percent of those students' families are low income. 

The Boxed for Success School Supply Drive, which ended just before school started a

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The Kravis Center for Performing Arts is more than just a gorgeous performing arts venue- the Palm Beach County landmark is a non-profit committed to enriching the lives of students and educators in South Florida by providing engaging and enlightening arts education programs. In fact, since opening in 1992, the Kravis Center has provided access to the performing arts for about 2.3 million schoolchildren.

You may ask how this improves our youth in the community, and while as an Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts alumni I may want to say “It just does”, there are actually studies to prove it. According to Princeton, integrating the arts into school curriculum improves academic performance and student discipline, while it also revitalizes

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Pictured: #57 Defensive End Dalton Hustad and #69 Offensive Line Dacoda Weaver with an aspiring young Owl

In Boca Raton, the FAU Owls went from weeks of enduring an intense training camp, to an open scrimmage this past Saturday, to the well-attended preseason Meet & Greet on Sunday with passionate fans of these Palm Beach County football stars.

In 2017, then new head coach Lane Kiffin led FAU to a 11-3 record (up from a 3-9 record in 2016), with his team scoring more touchdowns than all but four programs nationwide. Over the final 10 games, FAU performed as one of the best teams in the country, and star running back Devin Singletary impressed fans as one of the most talented players that season.

According to SB Nation, FAU was one of the

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  • With 183,000 students, Palm Beach County has the 5th largest school district in Florida and 11th largest in the nation. 

  • The A-rated district has students from more than 190 countries speaking 140 different languages.

  • It consists of 187 schools with a fast-growing charter school population.

  • The district has more than 270 award-winning Choice Programs and Career Academies.

  • It is the top performing Urban District in the state with some of the highest test scores and gradutation rates in the country.

  • More than 90% of students pursue a post-secondy education after graduation.

  • The district has a budget of $2.3 billion annually.

  • It is the largest employer in Palm Beach County with

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It would take hours to tell of the rich history of Palm Beach County, but here you can quickly read some cool facts that may interest both new and longtime residents:

Ocean & Beaches

The county has 47 miles of pristine Atlantic coastline with a close proximity to the Gulf Stream which gives the ocean a nice refreshing temperature year-round. A diver's dream, there are 20 natural reefs to explore near the shoreline plus dozens of artificial reefs and shipwrecks. The Atlantic coast is nicknamed the Gold Coast because of shipwrecks dating back to the 1800s which still lures treasure hunters in search of gold from sunken Spanish galleons. North Palm Beaches are important sea turtle nesting sites with anywhere from 14-17,000 nests counted every

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