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There is something for everyone at the Florida Oceanographic Society, from young to “young at heart”.  Take a scenic ride from the Jupiter area to Hutchison Island in Stuart, FL and see the 57-acre nature center.  The nature center is positioned between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River.

This year at the Martin County Fair the Florida Oceanographic Society presented hands-on demonstrations with sharks, stingrays, turtles, oysters and more.   If you did not have an opportunity to get out seeing the exhibit at the Martin County Fair visit the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center and feed the resident stingrays, explore the “touch tank” and closely observe a feeding frenzy in the 750,000 gallon “Gamefish Lagoon”.

This nonprofit organization

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Perhaps in South Florida the weather is a bit cool, say 70 degrees, obviously much too cool on a winter day to hit the beach or the waterways.  It would be a great opportunity to try something a little different.   Pull the trigger and consider a shotgun sport at one of the many sporting clubs in the area.

The National Sporting Federation defines sporting clays as “a challenging clay target game designed to simulate a variety of field shooting situations. On sporting clays course shooters are presented with a wide variety of targets that duplicate the flight path of birds, such as flushing, crossing, incoming and other angling shots.”

South Florida Shooting Club is one of the best shooting clubs in South Florida.  Only a forty-five minute drive

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Little known interesting facts about Florida are immense.  Of course, there are the well-known tidbits, such as Florida is known as the Sunshine State. It is the flattest state in the United States and has the longest coastline that borders both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.  Orlando attracts more visitors because of their amusement parks than any other city with amusement park attractions, as well as other facts.

Many people think Florida is the furthest south state in the United States, but it is not, Hawaii is further south.

A team of researchers at the University of Florida, Gainesville, first developed Gatorade sports drink.   The unique combination of water, electrolytes and carbohydrates were developed to replenish student

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Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984.  Apple is preeminent leader the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Nevertheless, on occasion, just like in any industry, a voluntary recall has been issued.  The important notice from Apple was issued from Apple headquarters in California this past week.  The AC Wall Plug Adapters & World Travel Voluntary Recall and Exchange Program have been initiated. Such recalls are often the product of a negotiation between the product manufacturer and the federal agency that oversees their product category's safety.  It is for public safety of a ”potential hazard”.

On January 28, 2016, Apple announced a "voluntary recall of AC wall plug

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The Village of North Palm Beach’s motto is “The Best Place to Live under the Sun.”  Established in the mid 1950’s, North Palm Beach is located in Palm Beach County on the Intracoastal Waterway just west of the Atlantic Ocean.   The village won an award from the National Association of Home Builders as best planned community in the year of 1956 Village won an award from the National Association of Home Builders as best planned community of the year.

In 1919, Palm Beach developer Paris Singer opened the Everglades Club in Palm Beach. As membership grew, Singer along with Harry Kelsey purchased land several miles north to build a new golf course. The new golf course was known as the Palm Beach Winter Club and accessible by either automobile or by

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Image courtesy of Eduardo Buchin, Jupiter, FL.

Culinary delights and favorite cafes vary as greatly as ones likes and dislikes for innumerable cuisine.  It is globally known that French chefs are masters at their craft as they are most rigorously trained and most exacting. Worldwide-trained chefs are now gaining the respect of these Parisian culinary masters and many of the top chefs in the world are from around the globe.

Part of the appeal of French cuisines superiority is on the geographic good fortune that makes French agriculture both varied and abundant in flavor. The preeminent measure of French cuisine foundation is its ability to stay rooted in tradition, no trendy quinoa or kale to be found. How can you go wrong with a dish prepared

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Using renewable, recyclable materials is an increasing trend in building.  Both builders and consumers are more concerned about energy efficiency and leaving a smaller carbon footprint on the planet.  The new energy efficient movement is leaning toward sustainability.

Energy efficient appliances are now standard in new construction and in remodeling. The initial cost is more expensive than that of non-designated energy efficient appliances; however, over the long term the savings outweigh the slightly higher purchase price. Homeowners may qualify for a federal tax credit for making improvements or installing appliances design to boost the energy-efficiency of their home. You must purchase new energy-efficient equipment, and the equipment must be

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Whether you are a vegetarian or not, a healthy lifestyle is essential to long and healthy life.  In general, most vegetarian diets are low in cholesterol, saturated fats, high in fiber and folate, with zero animal protein.  It has been studied that in western countries most vegetarians live longer than most non-vegetarians live. They have substantially reduced risks for heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure and reduced risks for such cancers, particularly lung cancer and colon cancer.

Not all vegetarians eat clean.  Many replace protein with high fat cheeses and junk food.   After all, there is no meat in brownies, chips and ice cream.  One can easily consume large quantities of high sugar, carbohydrates and fats. If meat proteins are not

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The “Great Florida Reef” is the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States.  It is the third largest coral reef on the planet.  Florida is the only state that has wide-ranging shallow coral reefs along the coastline.  The Florida Reef Track expanses 358 miles.  These reefs are habitats for a multitude of plants and sea life, providing shelter, breeding grounds, and nourishment.

A natural coral reef occurs in specific environmental conditions. The favorable environmental conditions required for the growth of a natural coral reef are rather warm, clear waters, a solid configuration for attachment, low phosphate and nitrogen nutrients as well as water movement (waves).

Microsoft co-founder and marine conservationist Paul

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Its seems the majority of the public is bound to their smartphone.  It is anticipated within the next two years a smartphone could be your only computer.  The original (mass marketed to the public) smartphones of 2011 and 2012 were not powerful enough to accomplish all our computer needs.

Consumer trends industry expert and Chief Researcher Carolina Milanesi feels we will not all need desktops. She stated, “Some of us already don’t.” Thanks to increased processing power, better battery life, vastly improved networking speeds, and larger screen sizes on mobile devices, the shift away from the desktop is accelerating. Nevertheless, battery power is not powerful enough.

Solar energy may be the solution.  An environmentally aware company based in

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