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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is hosting their ultimate fall activity this October. Fletch’s Fall Festival celebrates the changing of the seasons in South Florida.

Join in on the fun filled day to learn about the different impact’s humans have on the ocean and the changing behaviors that would help save our ocean. The goal is to help find a way to reduce our footprint on the environment.

The event is free and is for everyone to come and enjoy. The festival will include the celebration of the return of the Center’s winter programs, face painting stations, Vet Lab, interactive activities, ArtSEA kids painting, visits from Dr. Logger and a chance to meet the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Mascot Fletch.

Event Details:
When: Saturday, October

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Typically, every ten years the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse undergoes a fresh new coat of paint. The northern Palm Beach County landmark is set to undergo a fresh coat a red paint this October 21st through November 9th.

Crews will be working to paint the 108-foot lighthouse tower for two weeks. During this time, visitors will be unable to climb the 105 steps to the top to see the incredible views. The Lighthouse tower will also be making some necessary changes to their schedule of activities.

The lighthouse light will go dark during this time and will be wrapped to ensure to stay protected. During the repainting, the property’s Tindall Pioneer Homestead, the Keepers Workshop and the history museum will remain open. During this time, the admission prices will

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Luckily, we live in South Florida where the weather is gorgeous year-round for a barbeque. So, don’t put that grill away.  Barbecuing techniques include smoking, roasting, braising and grilling.  Seems to be the most common and is done over direct, dry heat, usually over a hot fire for a few minutes. Throughout the summer, barbeque picnics are plentiful and a wonderful thing to do with family and friends. Most BBQ’s offer the standard options of hot dogs and hamburgers on the beach, on the boat or near the pool. 

Now that fall has arrived don’t shut down the outdoor kitchen, try something different on the BBQ.  Have you ever tried cauliflower steaks? Cauliflower steaks are delicious and so flavorful with an herb topped sauce.  It is good as an

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Did you know that this week is National Wildlife Refuge Week? You can celebrate with FREE family friendly activities at the Hobe Sound Nature Center.

Wednesday, October 16th at 9am – Join Hobe Sound Nature Center at the Hobe Sound Refuge Beach (North Jupiter Island) for a “nat chat” and walk to see what the ocean has brought ashore. (Bring your own Binoculars).

Thursday, October 17th at 1pm – At the Nature Center for a Seahorse program, followed by the Hobe Sound Nature Center Seahorses and lagoon tank feeding.

Friday, October 18th at 1pm – At the Nature Center for “Snakes Alive” presentation, followed by a feeding demonstration of Hobe Sound Nature Center’s Teaching Snakes.

Saturday, October 19th from 10:00am – 12:00 pm – Join at the

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is preparing for another Sea Turtle Release this week.

Howard, an adult male loggerhead sea turtle was found in March near Fort Pierce with an unintentional boat strike to its back flipper, tail and marginal carapace. When the turtle was brought to the center, the wounds appeared to be a few days old. During Howard’s stay, the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center monitored the sea turtle’s progress and gave him antibiotics and fluids.

According to the calendar, Howard’s injuries were completely healed and has been cleared to be released back into the ocean this week.

When: Thursday, October 17th
Time: 10:30 am with pre-release procedures beginning at 10 am
Where: The beach across the street from the

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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 embedded 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, which has an

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This October, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting two events that you should plan on attending.

The historic red lighthouse has been Jupiter’s icon since it was constructed in 1860. The lighthouse grounds are surround by more than 120 acres of native habitat and the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area is a part of the United State National Conservations Lands program. Today, the Loxahatchee River Historical Society manages and preserves the lighthouse and its cultural heritage.

Visit the lighthouse and check out these two popular events.

Lighthouse Sunset Tour: Wednesday, October 9th
Come and climb the 105 steps to the top of the Lighthouse to see the spectacular views of Jupiter and the waterways. You’ll also get a chance to

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Just because it’s Fall doesn’t mean the fun in the sun is over. At least not if you live in the Palm Beaches. Here are three of our favorite places to play water sports in Palm Beach County.

Jet Skiing

Jet-ski rentals are available in the heart of downtown West Palm. From the docks, you can jaunt south down the Intracoastal to race past views of the downtown skyline, sprawling Palm Beach estates and the famous Mar-A-Lago.


Embrace the breezy days of The Palm Beaches and set sail on the Intracoastal. Catamaran rentals are available at Get Wet Watersports in Riviera Beach, just before the Blue Heron Bridge. Their fleet has two versions of Hobie Cat available, depending on your skill set and party size.


The best way to

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Head to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum every Monday night to enjoy the outdoor Twilight Yoga at the Light.

Enjoy the serenity and relaxation of Yoga with your friends at sunset. The class is taught by Yoga instructor Mary Veal and the class is every Monday night. All levels of yoga are welcomed to attend. You are asked to bring your own yoga mat, water bottle and flashlight.

The classes are weather dependent, and you are asked to arrive at least 10 minutes early and meet at the Museum’s flagpole where you will be taken to the Lighthouse Deck for the class.

The class costs $10 dollars per person.

Twilight Yoga at the Light October Schedule:
Monday, October 7th: 7 pm to 8 pm
Monday, October 14th: 7 pm to 8 pm
Monday, October 21st: 7 pm to 8 pm

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Next weekend, The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting their reoccurring Hike Through History event.

Join the Lighthouse staff and your Jupiter neighbors for a 2-mile hike through the 120-acre Outstanding Natural Area on the grounds of the Jupiter Lighthouse. The hike is open to both children ages 5 and up and adults, those 13 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult 18 years old or older.

The program is designed to explore through nature and discover Jupiter’s history. Hiking gear such as hiker footwear, active wear, a hat and a water bottle or canteen should be worn and carried during the journey.

The tours are weather dependent and the next scheduled Hike Through History is next Saturday, October 5th at 8:30 am to 10:30 am. The

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