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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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This past weekend, Bluewater Babes Fish for A Cure celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a bang- literally! The usual festivities at Sailfish Marina were not only over the top, but the series of events culminated with a grand fireworks show over Peanut Island.   When it comes to fishing, SPICED RUM's Sherry Beswick took first place Kingfish with 42.7 lbs, Stacy Maderal of LUNATICO took second with 20.5 lbs, and Gwen Belcher of PRETTY WORK won third with 19.3 lbs. Tasha Ford of TEMPTATION won first place dolphin with 20.2 lbs, Tina Martin of THANKS GIRLS won second with 15.6 lbs, and Shannon Discount won third with 15.3 lbs. Billfish Champion Angler went to Emily Riemer of DAYSEA with 2 sailfish releases, Billfish Champion Boat went to DAYSEA…
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Photo Courtesy of Jupiter Snooker

Snook and jacks are being caught in the early mornings or low-lit times of the day at the Juno Pier, Jupiter South Jetty, and inshore. Live mullet can be found during low light periods of the day away from boat traffic, and is usually the best bait for snook, as well as top water plugs.

Bottom fishing boats have been catching kingfish and mutton snapper near 120 – 200’ with sardines, and dolphin has been pretty consistent offshore, as well as blackfin tuna in 200-300’ with small-skirted bonita strips. 

This weekend, the 10th Annual Bluewater Babes Fish For a Cure Tournament will be going in full force, so don’t be alarmed if you see boats decked out in pink decorations and festive bikini-clad anglers. These

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Grouper caught on a dead sardine bottom fishing for snapper, Photo Courtesy of Reel Intense Fishing

With the mullet run being the highlight of the past couple of weeks, most fishing has been geared toward snook, large tarpon, and amberjack chasing schools through inlets, inshore, on the beach, and at the Juno Pier. Your trustiest bait is live mullet itself, which can be found during low light periods of the day away from boat traffic. If you’re looking for a little more fun in exchange for less reliability, using top water plugs creates some exciting action as snook will strike these much harder, sometimes becoming airborne exploding on the surface.

Reef anglers should be catching some kingfish and snapper this time of year, but this week has

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According to U.S. News, Florida residents can breathe easy knowing they live in the state with the best natural environment in the nation, placing number one overall for drinking water quality, urban air quality, and low pollution health risk.

The World Health Organization states that air pollution is a major environmental health risk, and by living in areas with high air quality, people can reduce the burden of disease from stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, chronic and acute respiratory diseases, and even dementia.

While the sunshine state may be best known for gorgeous beaches, oranges, and Hawaiian-shirted retirees, Florida also leads the country with lowest air and water pollutants. With the sea breeze sweeping over mostly flat terrain in

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Blowing Rocks Preserve in Hobe Sound is a beautiful display of natural Anastasia Limestone rock along the coast of our clear Atlantic waters. This gem of a location is a favorite place for photographers and nature lovers as it is an incredible site to watch the waves spray high over the rocks and observe many forms of marine life flourish near shore in this natural reef habitat.

Every Sunday, staff of the Hawley Education Center at the preserve host free guided tours that are very interesting and enjoyable. Blowing Rocks is a reflection of what South Florida barrier islands looked like a century ago and on the tour you'll learn all about its unique features and what The Nature Conservancy is doing regionally to protect our natural habitats.

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Jonathan Dickinson State Park is a historic site located in Martin County between Hobe Sound and Tequesta, and is the largest state park in southeast Florida. The park includes the Elsa Kimbell Environmental Education and Research Center and a variety of natural habitats. The Loxahatchee River, which runs through the park, was the first river in Florida designated as a National Wild and Scenic River.

 

History:

The park is named after Jonathan Dickinson, a Quaker merchant who was shipwrecked in 1696, with his family and others, on the Florida coast near the present-day park. He wrote a journal describing their encounters with local tribes, and their journey up the coast to St. Augustine.

 

The Wildman of the Loxahatchee:

A man known

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Jupiter’s only water TOP restaurant has been featured on Food Network’s new show “Food Boats”, and Chef Justin Lindemann is ecstatic.

According to the Palm Beach Post, producers and celebrity Chef Jordan Andino hopped on the Food Yacht in April to shoot the spotlight segment on Lindemann’s small kitchen creations. Lindemann wanted to showcase the locals’ favorite barbecue chicken burrito and lemon pepper seared tuna wrap, but producers insisted on the shrimp BLT and crab cakes.

The New York City film crew had a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather and Bahamas-blue water of Jupiter Florida from the 40-foot six-seater restaurant.

Lindemann drove to his mother’s house in Deland to watch the episode with on Sunday. Two minutes into his segment,

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Pictured: Snook Caught by Michael O'Connor

The weekend we’ve all been waiting for is finally here: the first weekend of snook season! Oh yeah, and it also happens to be Labor Day weekend. Not only do you have three full days to take home your snook-a-day bag limit, but you also have the notion of the “hard workers holiday” to validate your much-needed R&R time.

The name of the game is snook this weekend, but make sure you know the regulations and have your permit, because FWC will surely be out in full force. While the mullet run hasn’t completely caught fire yet, catch and release snook fishing has been plentiful lately, with the Palm Beach Inlet, Juno Pier, Jupiter Inlet, and Loxahatchee River churning with keepers ready to be your catch of

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Every 43 seconds, someone in the U.S. dies from heart disease, stroke, or another cardiovascular disease. Every 43 seconds, someone misses out on the chance to spend another precious minute with the people they love. Every 43 seconds, a family mourns at the loss of a loved one who is now gone forever. The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are working diligently to decrease the chance of YOU losing someone you love.

In the United States, heart disease is the #1 cause of death, while stroke is the #4 cause. This includes both men and women, young and old, no matter your ethnicity. These are scary numbers, but I have great news! Not only is death from heart disease 80% preventable, but there’s a big way you can help

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Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) ranked ninth best airport in the nation, according to Travel + Leisure Magazine.

Airports across the U.S. were rated on access, check-in, security, restaurants, bars, shopping, and design by readers of the popular travel magazine.

Stand-out features of PBIA are its eight-hole putting green, a full service salon and spa, the KidZoo play area, outdoor fenced-in pet relief areas, nursing suites, free WI-FI, charging stations, nine restaurants, and two bars.

Airports have become more than just a brief stop on the way to a destination, and now play a substantial role in economic development. A major draw for home buyers, having a world-class airport like PBIA adds to the desirable Palm Beach area as a top

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