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NOAA Fisheries Announces New Regulations for Dolphin, Wahoo and Snapper Grouper. Bottom line, you need to leave skin on your fillets when bringing fish back to Florida from the Bahamas.  The final rule implementing Amendment 7 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Dolphin Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic and Amendment 33 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Dolphin, Wahoo Amendment 7 and Snapper-Grouper Amendment 33) published on December 28, 2015 (80 FR 80686). Regulations will be effective on January 27, 2016.

The fishery management measures in Dolphin, Wahoo Amendment 7 and Snapper-Grouper Amendment 33 address dolphin, wahoo, and snapper-grouper species lawfully harvested by recreational

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A new, healthy, fast, casual food chain called Freshii is coming to the Jupiter area.  A local chef and former "Food Network" contestant, Josh Lyons, will open the franchise. 

The ultra-healthy Toronto-based fast food chain has about 200 locations, but the only other store in South Florida is located in Miami. Today, there are Freshii locations in over 75+ cities and 15 countries worldwide.

Everything you take from the store biodegrades naturally to the earth or is easily recyclable. They will shake  your meal in a biodegradable bag and produce 5 to 7 times less of a carbon footprint than running even the most energy efficient dishwasher.  Most of Freshii packaging is made from eco-friendly vegetable starches. Amazingly, it biodegrades quickly,

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Graphic image courtesy of HB Smart Home Technology.

With so much emphasis on an eco-friendly living environment, as well as leaving a smaller carbon footprint on our planet, many new homeowners are incorporating "smart home" technology into their new residences. A "smart home" is one that is equiped with special structured wiring which provides its homeowners with energy effciency, security, comfort and convenience knowing that all occupants may remotely access an automated home program whether you're near the home or not.

"Smart Home" is the term commonly used to define a residence that has appliances, lighting, heating, air conditioning, TVs, computers, entertainment, audio & video systems, security, and camera systems that are capable of

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Palm Beach County is well known for its boundless natural beauty and miles of sandy white beaches. If you are looking for an artistic adventure, you will find that The Palm Beaches is full of museums, galleries, world class exhibits, theatre and more.  

ART EXHIBITIONS

 Art in Public Places

The city of West Palm Beach's program brings creative expression to the streets, parks and other public places.  Contemporary works by internationally known artists have become part of the city's landscape. Continuously open to the public on display throughout the city. Art in Public Places

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

253 Barcelona Road, West Palm Beach; 832-5328 or ansg.org. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. 

Featuring nine

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How's the winter season treating you? 82 degrees in paradise today. South Florida set the record for the warmest December and warmest year in recorded history! Guess we will not to see snow again this year. 

While some of area beaches offer a little more tranquility and seclusion, other beaches, like South Beach, are more energized, surrounded by pulsating  nightlife and closer to the action.  Pick your poison,  from Miami to the seaside tranquility of Tequesta, it's up to you. 

South Florida's warm climate promotes good health, as good weather allows people to play and exercise outdoors. Experts say, it also might help those with seasonal affective disorder, also thought of as the "winter blues". The disorder is actually a form of depression

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For those of you who happen to be planning to buy a home in the New Year there is a whole lot to celebrate this upcoming year.  According to National Association of Realtors, “varieties of financial vectors have dovetailed” to make 2016 the year to buy a home.

Mortgage rates have been bouncing around record lows for a while now. However, even though they are likely to start going up, you have not missed your chance to get a deal on a house.  Even though they may creep up at any moment, it is nonetheless a fact that interest rates on home loans are at historic lows, with a 30-year fixed-rate home loan still hovering around 4%.

Rents have skyrocketed! Another reason homebuyers are lucky is that rents are going up, up, up!  In fact, rents in 2015,

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Head to the gym, go for a bike ride or a walk and get a quick workout in. Exercising helps reduce stress and anxiety while preparing the body to deal with mental tensions that arise in everyday life. Being active helps release those endorphins that make you feel good and provides a good distraction from everyday life. Reduce stress by simply moving, no matter the type of activity chosen.

Exercising daily can increase your energy, improve your mood, replenish natural vitamin D, stimulate bones, prevent brain shrinkage, burn calories, ward off disease, get your blood pumping and fill your lungs with fresh outdoor air. Want to try something unique?  

Consider the options offered at Riverbend Park to mix up your exercise activities. 

Weekly

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If asked your opinion on which cities in the world are the most expensive, what would you guess? Singapore, Hong Kong, Palm Beach, Dubai?  Sorry you would be incorrect. According to a new analysis by Swiss Bank USB, they have factored into determining the most expensive cities to live such factors as residential price points, goods and services as well as high taxes and after tax wages.

Anyone who lives in New York City won't be surprised which city is on top of the list, given the extravagant real estate market, city, state, and federal taxes as well.  Interestingly, Swiss cities, is the absence of Singapore- which topped the world list last year, " were markedly more expensive than in last year's study because of the Swiss National Bank's

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It is somewhat magnificently hideous. However, as far as an ugly Christmas sweater party goes, it is flawless!  Everyone loves to hate those horrendous Christmas sweaters. 

As far as chic fashion goes, it is somewhat gloriously ghastly, that dreaded ugly Christmas sweater you have hidden in the back of your closet!  However, for a holiday party theme, it is utter perfection! Downtown West Palm Beach will be crawling with tipsy elves, glittery gaudiness, holiday laughter and goofiness galore.

Event coordinators and revelers will be celebrating for a great cause - Toys for Tots. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to the event. The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect and distribute toys during the holiday

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 Artist Rendering Courtesy of Cotleur Hearing of Proposed Love Street Development.

Charles Modica, local developer, is self-confident that town administrators and the public will see that his proposal, to turn four acres on Love Street into an open-air marketplace, as the “best use for the land”. The Town of Jupiter planning and zoning commission agrees. The commission voted 6-1, on Nov. 10, 2015, to recommend that the $30 million plan be approved.

Contingent on how the $30 million Jupiter Inlet Funky Fishing Village plan is received, as an enhancement or as an atrocity; the proposal is up for a vote on December 15, 2015. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday evening, at 7 p.m,  Jupiter Town Hall, before the town council.

Many people agree

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