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One of the many reasons to reside in South Florida or live seasonally is the beauty and abundance of waterways.  Nothing is more serene than gazing out your backyard and see the sunshine glistening on the water behind the house knowing it is at your beck and call.

The climate in South Florida is almost always conducive to fishing, leisure boating, swimming or watersport activity.  To keep Palm Beach County waterways safe the Florida Wildlife Commission encourages boating safety courses. 

The U.S. Coast Guard's Boating Safety Division also supports this concept.  The Coast Guard's Boating Safety Division is dedicated to “reducing loss of life, injuries, and property damage that occur on U.S. waterways by improving the knowledge, skills, and

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The Junior Vet Lab is a must try experience for local kids who love Marinelife and animals! Taking place at the Loggerhead Marine Life Center in Juno Beach, the Junior Vet Lab educates kids 12 years of age and under about the science behind rehabilitating and releasing turtles back into their natural habitat. 

“Dr. Logger,” one of the educated volunteers at Loggerhead, leads the program. The program happens daily for about 30 minutes and walks the kids through the center talking about everyone from rescue to release. The day starts with a role-played phone call to Dr. Logger over the walkie talkie with the kids, asking them to come to the beach to help an injured turtle. The kids will come to the aid of a green sea turtle replica and then help Dr.

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Most people associate learning with formal education at school, college, university etc.  We are all told, from an early age, that we should ‘get a good education’.  However, ‘schooling’ is only one type of learning. There are many opportunities to further your knowledge you will need throughout life.  There is no age limit on learning.  Lifelong learning can enhance ones understanding of the world around us, provide additional and enhanced opportunities and improve our quality of life.

Florida Atlantic University  Lifelong Learning Society is “dedicated to enriching the intellectual and social lives of adult learners by offering stimulating educational opportunities, taught by outstanding university faculty and guest lecturers, designed to

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Florida shoppers will get a three-day back-to-school tax holiday. Each year prior to the start of school the Florida Department of Revenue schedules a Sales Tax Holiday weekend where items for back to school are not subject to sales tax. This year’s Sales Tax Holiday will kick off Friday, August 5 and end Sunday, August 7.  Throughout the weekend, Floridians will be able to purchase specific school supplies, clothing and footwear without paying state and local sales taxes. The tax exemption applies to specific items of clothing and footwear that cost $60 or less, as well as certain school supplies that cost $15 or less. Shoppers and retailers can find a list of tax-exempt items by visiting the Florida Department of Revenue’s website in the “Current

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Witness a very rare opportunity; observe a sea turtle hatchling release.  Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is one of Florida’s unique non-profit educational and entertaining destinations dedicated to ocean and sea turtle conservation. Their vision is, “to be recognized locally and internationally as the leading authority in sea turtle education, research, and rehabilitation.”

LMC is offering a program, which is available the entire month of August.  The program is a behind the scenes tour of the sea turtle rehabilitation-healing center and research facility located in Juno Beach. At the close of the tour, the group is escorted to the Juno Beach with a staff researcher.   At the beach, a Loggerhead staff member will release sea turtle hatchlings

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While the weather is hot in south Florida, there is no shortage of fun things to keep the kids cool in Boca Raton! Here are 5 fun things to try with your kids:

  1. Children’s Science Explorium – the Children’s Science Explorium is a part of Sugar Sands Park in Boca. It’s the ideal place for kids to come get a day jam packed with science and learning. The Explorium offers its guests incredible exhibits ranging from “rockets to molecules.”

Visit www.scienceexplorium.org for more information on programs, events and exhibits at the Children’s Science Explorium. 

 2.  Coconut Cove Water Park- if you are looking for a place to cool off from the summer heat, look no further than Coconut Cove Water Park. This fun filled water park has a lazy river,

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The Stuart Heritage Museum is a charming building that encompasses the history of Stuart, Florida. The Stuart Heritage Inc. was founded in 1988 when the city purchased the historic Stuart Feed Store in downtown Stuart. The historic feed building was purchases with hopes to convert the building into a museum to showcase all of the history the town has to offer. 

Through a lot of hard work and dedication the Stuart Feed Store became the Stuart Heritage Museum. The museum is home to over 10,000 precious artifacts from the 1880’s to the 1950’s. 

“The purpose of Stuart Heritage is to help preserve the heritage, artifacts and history of Stuart and its surrounding communities. The countless relics housed by the museum define the history of the people,

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Coming in December to Abacoa is a beautiful, $70 million medical research center that will combine education; research and patient care all beneath one roof. This mega medical center is known as The Institute for Healthy Living. 

The same developers that created NuVista Living at Wellington Green in Wellington, Florida will develop this new medical center. The Palm Beach Gardens based developers intend to have a medical partnership with Jupiter Medical Center and a research partnership with Scripps Research Institute. The site features four buildings that will span 235,000 square feet. Within the facility will be a 30 bed center for those with brain disorders, a 129 bed nursing home, a 70 bed assisted living center and a location to feature 60 beds for

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The Jupiter area United States Coast Guard presents an “About Boating Safely” class on Sunday, April 23, 2016 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The boating safely course is sponsored by the AustinBlu Foundation.

There is no disputing that South Floridians enjoy boating.  By the time spring and summer seasons roll around, most Jupiter area residents head out on the gorgeous blue waters.  Whether on the Intracoastal Waterway for a leisurely cruise or out into the sparkling azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean for some deep-sea fishing, Jupiter is a charmed place to live.

The AustinBlu Foundation was established when Austin Stephanos and his good friend were lost at sea last summer. Boating is an enjoyable activity, although it may be

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Gov. Rick Scott signed bill HB 7029 into law on Thursday April 14, 2016. Starting in the 2017-2018 school year, students will be able to attend any Florida’s public school that has space available. By expanding Florida’s school choice options, parents and students will be able to find an education solution that best fits their needs. The bill, which received generally positive support in both the House and Senate, will have many different effects on Florida’s education system.

The transfer process would require school districts to post which schools have space for transfer students on their website and would let parents cross school district and county lines to have their child attend a different school. The open enrollment provisions will affect

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