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Nestled between Jupiter and Stuart, the city of Hobe Sound offers a wide array of beautiful beaches, parks, and championship-caliber golf courses. Lovely views along the Indian River, Loxahatchee River, and St. Lucie River provide a beautiful sparkling backdrop to many residential communities. Marine life, such as dolphins and manatees, are commonplace, with the area embracing wildlife at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, spanning 11,000 acres and housing over 140 species of birds.

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The fair is back in Martin County now through February 17th!

The Martin County Fair is actually a 501c3 non-profit organization whose goal is to entertain and promote community traditions, talents, diversity, vision, and agricultural heritage.

It is the largest event in the county attracting more than 70,000 people. The fair has been held for the past 55 years and the money raised goes to improve local facilities, scholarships to students, and programs for Martin County youth.

Entering the fair you'll see many farm animals and livestock and learn about them. Hundreds of vendors display their art, food, and much more. The Fire Department gives demonstrations, you'll pass by magic shows, pageants, dances, pig racing, and live music. If there's

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Healthier Jupiter, a Palm Beach County organization promoting healthy lifestyles to lower the risk of diabetes, has partnered with the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound to put on a guided nature walk at the park!

The walk will be along the beautiful nature trail in the main river area of the park. Hike the dunes to get to high elevation where you can see forth for miles. Travel along the Loxahatchee River, Florida's first federally designated Wild and Scenic River, which runs throughout the park. 

Knowledgeable guides will explain the natural and cultural history of the reserve and take you on an exploration of the park's various habitats. Learn about the species that can be observed in the park including deer, foxes,

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The Hobe Sound Nature Center is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to bring environmental education and awareness to the local community. The Center is located at the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge, in south Martin County.

The Nature Center was opened by a couple in 1973 to educate people of all ages about Florida's fragile ecosystems and environment. It has a 30+ year partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service which allows it to conduct educational programs on site, while the service provides and maintains the facility.

In the 80s the Center created the "Friends of the Nature Center" to help gain support and encourage people to take effort in helping with the mission. Members of the Friends would in

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Skip I-95 traffic and take a plane ride overlooking the gorgeous Florida coast instead. Fly the Whale, a small commercial airline featuring small plane charter flights, is opening up a new service taking customers from Fort Pierce to Tallahassee and soon to the Bahamas. 

Starting January 8th, Fly the Whale will debut flights from the Treasure Coast International Airport on St. Lucie Boulevard. Flights will depart on Mondays at 8 a.m. and return at 4 p.m. On Thursdays flights leave at 3 p.m. and return at 5:30 p.m. The trip from Fort Pierce to Tallahassee will take 1 hour and 42 minutes... as opposed to about 5 and a half hours driving the interstate. If you live in Jupiter, it is over 6 hours to get to Tallahassee, if you wanted to watch the

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Sometimes it's a little hard to get into the Christmas spirit in Florida when you're walking around in flip flops. Well, get ready for Christmas nostalgia because Delray Beach has a Christmas Miracle! 

"Miracle" pop-up bar is going to put you in the holiday spirit real quick. The pop-up Christmas bar has over 50 locations across the country but only one in Florida and it's right here in Palm Beach County. Miracle has taken over the Death or Glory drinking den in Delray for the winter holiday. 

The bar has been transformed into your Christmas livingroom from childhood- with a few extras of course. It's a party place decorated for the season with Christmas trees, tinsel, shiny garlands, plastic Santas and reindeer, lots of lights, and of course-

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The Elliott Museum in Stuart will be presenting a new exhibit called "Art of the Bahamas." The showcase is a collaboration between the Elliott Museum and the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB). 

More than 40 paintings will be on display from the NAGB and local artists. The exhibit celebrates the creative spirit of the Bahamas and the diverse visions the beautiful islands have inspired.

The Art of the Bahamas goes on display December 15 and will be in the museum through February. Viewing times are from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. 

The Elliott Museum has a number of permanent displays including a Baseball Hall, Treasure Coast History, Maritime History, Founder Sterling Elliott History, and the infamous Wheels of Change. The Wheels of Change exhibit

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In October 2017, Americans purchased homes at the fastest pace in a decade- a 6.2% monthly increase nationally, and a 16% monthly increase in Palm Beach County, according to the Florida Realtors Association.

Why are people buying?

One contributing factor could be the result of the national interest rate on 30-year fixed mortgages continuing to drop. Last week mortgage rates dropped from 3.95% to 3.92% in comparison to 4.03% in 2016 (National Association of Realtors). Historically, lower mortgage rates have helped drive home sales and those looking to refinance the market.

A healthy job market and low national unemployment rate of 4.1% could also be driving people to purchase homes. Palm Beach County currently has a strong economy with areas

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  On Jupiter Island lies the largest Anastasia Limestone formation in the state. This type of rock runs along the east coast of Florida from Saint John's County down to Palm Beach County. Anastasia formations are composed of imbedded sand and coquina limestone. Coquina, meaning "shellfish" in Spanish, is a rock comprised of fragmented shells, mollusks, trilobita (a fossilized group of extinct arthropods (the bug-looking things)), and other invertebrates. Scientists date these rocks to be more than 2.6 million years old.    The formation is located at the Blowing Rocks Preserve in Hobe Sound, at the southernmost point of the Indian River Lagoon. The 73-acre preserve is comprised of the ocean side, where the rocks are, and the lagoon side,…
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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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Loblolly Pines Golf Club                                                                     Image Courtesy: Loblolly Pines Golf Club Social Media

The prestigious digest for those who want all things elite, business and travel related, Business Insider, has composed a list of the “18 Most Exclusive Golf Clubs” in the United States. The list is nothing short of mind blowing as you scroll through the images of the these elite country clubs that are so private, so luxurious and so desirable, the biggest celebs and world’s wealthiest may not even get in. 

On this list by Business Insider, you will see courses you predicted were on there like Pebble Beach and Augusta, but also on this list are 2 Florida clubs that may just shock your system. 

Ranked 3rd on the list of “18 Most

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