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It would be idyllic to boat, bike, drive or walk to a South Florida restaurant with great food, signature drinks, friendly waitstaff and unforgettable views?  Look no further for the perfect waterfront watering hole with delicious cuisine in Delray, try Deck 84, just adjacent to the Atlantic Avenue Bridge, on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Deck 84, 840 East Atlantic Avenue, is that relaxing waterfront restaurant with resort style indoor and outdoor dining with tropical landscaping.  Deck 84 has a casual, happy vibe with impeccable views of the water, hosting live music, as well as casual and epicurean favorites. The owners have mastered direct Intracoastal Waterway alfresco dining with dock access and impeccable views of the water.

Deck 84 is

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The Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Fourth of July Celebration is one of the biggest family events in South Florida. With lots of things to do for both the kids and adults, the beachside party is a fun day for everyone.

It all kicks off with a parade at 10 a.m. at El Prado Park in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. It starts on El Mar Drive, led by the Broward County Sheriff's Office in their police cruisers and fire trucks. Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam are also of course in the parade announcing the celebration of our nation's birthday and passing out candy to the kids (make sure they bring a bag).

Don't forget a bathing suit either- the park is right on the beach and there's a good chance the firemen will have some fun with the fire hoses too. Other fun-filled kids

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The Funky Buddha Brewery has a new annual tradition to celebrate the return of their popular Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. 

This "breakfast in a glass" is a craft beer brew was names one of the best in People Magazine and rated world's second best porter by BeerAdvocate.com. It became famous upon its release at Funky Buddha's original brewery in Boca Raton in 2011. Each year since, the brewery hosts a full-on festival to mark the limited bottle release. 

The festival includes live music, street food from local trucks, and more than 100 specialty beers from Funky Buddha and guests.

The party is on Saturday, January 13th from 1- 5 p.m. at Funky Buddha in Fort Lauderdale.

Be safe, book an Uber and a hotel and stay the night. In the morning, head

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 Fort Lauderdale is often known as the “Yachting Capital of the World”, being home to the two largest cruise ship ports in the world, as well as being home to the world’s biggest boat show.

This November, Fort Lauderdale is hosting their 58th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

The show will take place at 7 locations throughout Fort Lauderdale, on November 1st through November 5th, featuring over 1500 boats from over 1200 exhibitors from around the world.

A large variety of boats will be on display in the water and on land ranging from runabouts, high performance boats, center consoles, sailing yachts, cabin cruisers, motor yachts, catamarans, canoes, super yachts and much more.

The show will feature exhibits from yacht builders, exotic car

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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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A summary of July 2017 existing home sales in South Florida  indicates sales data showing that housing market activity this July fell from last month, but improved from last year. 

Sales of homes on the market slipped to their lowest level of the year in July 2017. As the conversant undercurrents of "lean supply and enthusiastic demand lingers. It continues to strain the housing market, although it reached 5.44 million,” according to Association of Realtors  The Association of Realtors also noted “that it was down 1.3% from a downwardly-revised June pace. While July’s pace was 2.1% higher than a year ago, it was the lowest since last August”. 

NAR Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun stated in July, that “homes are selling fast, strong demand meant

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President Donald J. Trump proclaimed June 2017 as National Homeownership Month. The President stated, During National Homeownership Month, “We recognize the many benefits of homeownership to our families, our communities, and our Nation.  For generations of Americans, owning a home has been an essential element in achieving the American Dream.  Homeownership is often the foundation of security and prosperity for families and communities and an enduring symbol of American freedom.  This month, we recommit to ensuring that hard-working Americans enjoy a fair chance at becoming homeowners.”

It is a time to encourage the American Dream of owning a home.  Homeownership is an unsurpassed investment an individual can make to build their personal wealth.

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A jumbled, jam-packed closet will stress you out every time you get dressed.  It’s important to constantly manage your closet so that you only keep the things you love.  Instead of having a ton of things you don’t like or won’t wear.  Having less in your closet means having more, because when you only have good-quality pieces that you know how to put together you will always have something to wear. Decluttering can be daunting.

If you are trying to sell your house, an organized closet, not one overstuffed with junk, is important. If you have a home in Jupiter may be time to bring out caftans and beach cover-ups and store the wintry weather clothing days.  Although if you live in Palm Beach County you know we only get a handful of sweater days

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Have you ever been up close and personal with a long legged pink bird?  If not, the opportunity exists at the Palm Beach Zoo.  The impressive Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society,1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405 has made the opportunity to feed flamingos a reality!

Each afternoon the 'Flamingo Experience' at the Palm Beach Zoo offers clientele an intimate encounter for just $35 a person.  A maximum of eight guests are escorted into a sequestered feeding area where the Chilean Flamingos come out to meet their fans. Touching the elegant birds is not encouraged, but the flamingos can touch you with their nares. Obviously, they don't have hands so they check out the everything with their mouths.

The flamingo snack/meal is on the menu

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Jupiter Island mansion sold for a drastically reduced price after nearly four years on the market.  International icon, Céline Dion, has finally found the perfect buyer for her multimillion-dollar home.  After trying to sell her Florida estate for $72.5 million for years it will now finally close for $38.5 million.

Dion and her husband, René Angélil, built the stunning oceanfront mansion in 2010.  Sadly, Angélil, died of cancer last year.

A Canadian real estate broker helped sell the property, along with a real estate broker in Florida. The identify the new owner has not been disclosed but said the American buyer wanted the property as a vacation home. The $38.5 million transaction finalized last week.

For more information on other homes

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