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Tomorrow, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is hosting their 7th Annual Run 4 The Sea. The race is 4 miles long and begins at 7am, Saturday June 16th, and is open to runners and walkers. Following the start of the 4-mile run there will also be a 1-mile Kids Fun Run starting at 8:15 am.

The purpose of the run is to support and raise money for the Loggerhead Marinelife Center to provide rehabilitation to injured and endangered sea turtles and to promote the conservation of the ocean.

After the run, participants are invited to stay and enjoy a post-race celebration with kid’s activities, breakfast vendors, music, and an award ceremony. Awards will be presented to the Top Overall male and female, Top Three male and female for different age

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The River Center in Jupiter collaborates with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary several times a year to provide a series of Boating Safety Classes. The classes are targeted to attract young boaters in our community, however the class welcomes all ages who want to learn the importance of safety on the water.

The classes are put together through the sponsorship of the AustinBlu Foundation, a non-profit aimed to raise awareness and to promote educational programs and classes for boating safety.

The class will be held this Saturday, June 16th at The River Center in Jupiter.  The class will take place in a classroom in a lecture style learning. The State of Florida requires that any person born after January 1, 1988 who wishes to operate a vessel of 10 horsepower or

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This Saturday, June 9th, is the "March for the Ocean"- an international event inspiring people to protect the waters that connect us all.

According to the M4O website, the march is a public statement to stand united against plastics, petrochemicals, "and other polluted runoff that is poisoning our drinking water and coastal seas and putting our health and economies at risk; we’ll march for clean energy - for economic, job-generating safe alternatives to offshore oil drilling and spilling; we’ll march for neighborhoods and communities endangered by rising seas, intensified hurricanes, historic flooding and other calamities exacerbated by carbon and other greenhouse gas pollutants. We’ll march in support of science that is funded, respected and

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Stuart was dubbed the "Sailfish Capital of the World" in 1938 by Miami Herald columnist, Enrnie Lyons, who visited the city and saw its vicinity to world-class sport fishing. Lyons was on a charter fleet offshore of the St. Lucie Inlet, where that week approximately 1,000 sailfish were caught and released by skilled anglers. Lyons returned to Miami to tell the world about the exceptional game fishing Stuart has to offer.

Since then, the sailfish has become part of the history of Stuart, as you can see from statues, fountains (pictured above) and business names in the area. Sailfish are still always a big catch just a few miles offshore in 80-160 feet of water and are caught with trolled dead baits. 

What's lesser known about this area of the

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Hobe Sound is centrally located on Florida’s Atlantic Coast between Stuart and Jupiter in Martin County. The small town is home to some of the most beautiful beaches, parks, championship golf courses, highly rated schools, excellent restaurants and nature spots in the state.

Located in Hobe Sound is the Jonathan Dickinson State Park. The park features a variety of recreational and outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking, fishing, equestrian trails, wildlife viewing, boating, and much more. As well as many local parks such as Greenfield Park, Zeus Park, William G “Doc” Myers Park, Jimmy Graham Park, and Peck Lake Park, which all offer many recreational and outdoor activities throughout the week and monthly Food Truck Invasions.

Hobe Sound is home to

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting their popular Lighthouse Moonrise Tour on Tuesday May 29th. Guests who attend will learn about the history of the lighthouse and enjoy great views of the full moon from the top of the Lighthouse and of the Town of Jupiter.

The tour is approximately 75 minutes long and tickets are required to attend. The costs of the tickets are $20 dollars and $15 dollars for Lighthouse Members. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 561-747-8380 extension 101. Children are allowed to attend and must be 48” inches in height to climb the Lighthouse tower steps and accompanied by an adult. The Moonrise Tour starts at 7:45 pm to 9 pm, weather permitting.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is located at 500 Captains

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On the middle of Hutchinson Island, where the beaches are still lined with miles of flowing green Casuarina trees, there's a preserve called Frederick Douglass Memorial Park where you can horseback ride along the shoreline of stunning blue water. 

Every Saturday and Sunday, and on weekdays by reservation, Tours by Horseback holds hour-long tours on Frederick Douglass Beach for just $45 a person.

Make it a romantic date and take your spouse or go with friends to do something different and refreshing. Check out this 30-second video of a group on the tour and see how pristine the beaches are on the 20-mile island.

Find out tour times, contact info and directions on the Tours by Horseback website here.

See homes for sale on Hutchinson Island here. 

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Tomorrow, May 23rd the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is releasing Teddy the sea turtle back into the ocean. Tomorrow just also happens to be World Turtle Day.

The sea turtle is an sub-adult loggerhead turtle that was found injured in January near Hutchinson Island. Staffers from the Inwater Research Group found the turtle floating in the St. Lucie power plant canal and contacted the Marinelife Center. Teddy weighed 113 pounds, which is underweight for sub-adult turtles, when the center took the turtle in.

The hospital staff at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center administered antibiotics, vitamins, iron, and fluids after the turtle’s blood work showed poor health due to starvation and anemia. Today, Teddy now weighs 125 pounds and is healthy

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The Friends of Jupiter Beach is hosting their 9th annual Food and Wine Festival this Saturday, May 19th at The Riverwalk Plaza in Jupiter.

The festival this year will feature more than 45 restaurants and vendors serving signature dishes, wine and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Many restaurants and vendors have signed up again this year in addition to new ones for this family friendly event. There will also be a live performance by the Samantha Russell Band. The Food and Wine Festival will go on as scheduled rain or shine from 2 pm to 5 pm under the Indiantown Bridge.

Tickets are required for the event, which sells out every year. General Admission tickets are $45 dollars purchased online or $55 dollars at the door and children’s tickets, 12

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Palm Beach County, one of America’s top tourist destinations draws roughly about 7.9 million people to the area to vacation. Roughly bringing over $7 billion dollars in total economic impact to the area every year.

With over 47 miles of Atlantic coastline, Palm Beach County has numerous beaches and park for you and your family to enjoy the sand and sun.

Here is a list of some of the best beach parks in the area:

Coral Cove Park, located on the northern tip of Palm Beach County, looks out over the ocean and allows visitors an up-close look at some of the local marine life. A few feet off shore, you can snorkel and find many carved rocks that house tiny fish and crustaceans, and natural tidepools that form in the tide. Across the street from the park

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