Ocean & Beaches

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Come visit “downtown” and meet the friendly locals, shopkeepers and the entire community known as a Sociable City and recently awarded "Best of the Road - Most Fun Small Town in America" by Rand McNally & USA Today. Delray Beach is a great city o live in. There is no shortage of things to do in Delray Beach, recently named "The Most Fun Small Town in America". Whether you're into extreme sports, wine tastings, festivals, arts, or cultural experiences there is literally something for everyone.

Leading Urban Retail Consultant, Robert Gibbs, named Atlantic Avenue. Delray Beach, as one of the top 10 great American Shopping Streets. In an USA Today article about urban shopping districts, he said, “They have what I call the X-Factor of Urbanism. Very

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Singer Island is an island just off Florida’s southeast coast. It is officially within the city limits of Riviera Beach and part of Palm Beach County. Singer Island runs East and West across Lake Worth Lagoon and Highway 703 which runs North and South down through the John D MacArthur Beach State Park onto the island. To be specific, Singer Island is not an island per se because it’s connected to the mainland by the state Park.

It is a Peninsula, not an island, however the area is named after a relative to the family that founded the Singer sewing machine company.  Singer Island was named for Paris Eugene Singer, the famous developer of Palm Beach and 23rd child of Isaac Singer, the sewing machine magnate. It is said that Singer Island was

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The Jupiter no-wake zone extension passed but the next step is to request the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners to support the plan. The most recent controversy is about a plan to extend the no-wake zone for boaters about one mile north of Cato’s Bridge, which goes from Tequesta to Jupiter Island. Boaters now can go up to 25 mph in the 125-foot-wide, 10-foot-deep. A no-wake zone would limit boaters to about 5 mph, increasing the one-mile trip to the north end of Coral Cove Park from two minutes to about six minutes. Saying fast-moving boaters are endangering swimmers, paddle boarders, snorkelers, the Jupiter council voted Tuesday night unanimously to support a plan to extend a no-wake zone. Opponents say more law enforcement to prevent speeding…
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Sailfish Point, 1648 SE Sailfish Point Blvd., Stuart is truly an exceptional country club and golfing community! Ranked 3rd of Residential Courses in South Florida and 47th Nationwide by Golf Week Magazine 2017. This 7,088-yard, par 72 course, stretches along ocean and river, it is 18 holes of a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. Of the many private Florida golf club communities, Sailfish Point is truly a special lifestyle. 

Water and wind are the distinctive aspects at Sailfish Point. This private course, originally designed by Jack Nicklaus in 1981, is surrounded by three bodies of water.  The Atlantic Ocean, the St. Lucie Inlet and the Indian River are on three sides of the course.  Each hole boasts stunning water views, which makes it both

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Bring all of your friends and family out for a day of free, family-friendly fun in the sun at the 2nd Annual Palm Beach Paddlefest. This Saturday, May 13th from 9am until 5pm at Harbourside Place in Jupiter is the fun packed event.

Paddlefest 2017 will be offering a ton of different, adventurous games and races for people of all ages. There will be paddle boarding races, paddle boarding relays, water demos and so much more to partake in. a number of different local food and drink vendors will be offering delicious dishes and tasty drinks for everyone. Live music will be filling the air along with the sounds of laughter and fun for this year’s Paddlefest.

The generous hosts of the 2nd Annual Palm Beach Paddlefest will be raffling off a bunch of

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One of the most cherished and celebrated events to occur in Jupiter is when the sea turtles make their way onto the beaches to lay their eggs. The month of May is the time for you to register for the nighttime walks to witness this incredible site.

The amazing staff at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center provide guided walks along the beach that allow the guests to learn and observe the egg laying and hatching process. “A Turtle Walk is a unique program that allows our visitors to learn about, and observe, the nesting and egg-laying process of sea turtles.  Experienced Loggerhead Marinelife Center scouts will patrol our designated section of Juno Beach searching for sea turtles while visitors enjoy an informative presentation on the plight of sea turtles,

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Palm Beach County divers take a dive to a 60,000-pound mermaid sculpture reef. This area has many reefs to dive offshore. This underwater landmark honors a local three-time breast cancer survivor. “Andrea's Reef”, an enormous mermaid honoring the courageous woman.  “Andreas Reef” has is located just 3/4 miles east off the Lake Worth Inlet, submerged under 75 feet of water. The sculptures for the reef were deployed off Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island, August 11, 2016.

Thomas McDonald, a sculptor, found the motivation to model his mermaid after the local woman who has survived breast cancer. Susan G. Komen South Florida selected Andrea Torrente, a Palm Beach County resident, for the distinctive honor.  The sculptor started work on the project during

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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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Every Tuesday, at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is a new program for seniors in the area, called “Science for Seniors.” Science for Seniors is an incredible lecture series discussing health and science. What makes this program so impressive is its leader, Dr. Brown of Harvard University and Tufts University of Medicine. Dr. Brown has some incredible knowledge and experience to share and some great tools to help get the participants involved in the lecutres. 

The Science for Seniors lecture lasts one hour and is free of charge. But make sure to reserve your seat because the lectures can fill up quickly. For more information please visit the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s website www.marinelife.org or email Hannah Campbell at

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The Keep America Beautiful “Great American Cleanup” is the nation’s largest community improvement program where every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live.  It is a national network of affiliates and partners that work with over 5 million volunteers throughout the country that act every day to advance and beautify their community environment. 

Keep America Beautiful is a nonprofit organization that imagines a country munity improvement program, appealing to more than 5 million volunteers every year to create positive change and lasting impact in local communities.

Palm Beach County participates in this initiative annually.  Here, in the Town of Jupiter, is a nonprofit group “Friends of Jupiter Beach” which also participates

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