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Students from four local Palm Beach County schools have been chosen to learn at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts for the 2017-2018 program of “Disney Musicals in Schools”.

The center announced that they have received this grant from Disney in collaboration with educators to bring theater programs to local students in the community. The program is an outreach developed by Disney’s Theatrical Productions to help create sustainable theater programs to elementary schools.

The four schools selected are Egret Lake Elementary (West Palm Beach), Glade View Elementary (Belle Glade), Forest Park Elementary (Boynton Beach), and Starlight Cove Elementary (Lantana). These four schools will participate in a 17-week musical theater residency starting in

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The Florida home of the Scripps Research Institute is located at 130 Scripps Way, Jupiter on the campus of South Florida's Florida Atlantic University Honors College. The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is one of the world's largest, private, non-profit research organization It is a non-profit biomedical research and education facility.   The main institute is headquartered in San Diego, California.  The Scripps Institute in home to over 3,000 scientists, technicians, graduate students and administrative staff and other staff making it one of the largest non-profit biomedical research institutes in the world.

Scripps Florida focus on basic biomedical research and drug discovery. Researchers using the latest cutting-edge technologies, focus on

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Located in Palm Beach Gardens, Frenchman's Reserve Country Club, combine resort style living with family friendly warmth and charm. Frenchman's Reserve Country Club is a distinct place featuring sophistication and a challenging golf course for those with a passion for the finest things in life.

Frenchman’s Reserve offers a remarkable environment, stimulating and diverse activities, as well personalized services for members and guests.  Frenchman’s Reserve is a luxurious and welcoming gated golf course community. It features Mediterranean-style residences like Palm Beach mansions designed by architect Addison Mizner. Frenchman's Reserve homes priced at $1 million and higher, additionally range in size from 3,400 to 7,500 square feet. Take a look

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Florida Atlantic University's Jupiter Lifelong Learning Society is devoted to elevating the intellectual and social lives of mature learners by “offering stimulating educational opportunities, taught by outstanding university faculty and guest lecturers, designed to broaden students' understanding of diverse cultural, societal, scientific and global issues.”

Each year more than 70 courses are taught by FAU professors and distinguished guest lecturers, in topics including foreign policy, music, art, history, science, literature, philosophy, current events, films and many others, along with concerts and entertainment. Last year more than 7,300 LLS students registered for classes resulting in over 22,000 registrations for the year.

The Lifelong

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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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