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The gorgeous Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa is new, 4-story luxury retreat right on the beach. It has 178 guest rooms, 2 ballrooms, a restaurant, fitness center, 9,000 square feet of event space, a spa, and much more. 

All rooms have large private balconies, marble bathrooms, and 52-inch flat screens. Pick an oceanfront room and watch the sunrise or a riverside room and watch the sunset. 

Their restaurant, the Drift Kitchen & Bar is an American bistro serving fresh local seafood, housemade pasta, and wood fired pizza, seating up to 200 guests for lunch and dinner. 

There are 3 bars at the resort, including 2 poolside ones. The Dune Oceanfront Bar and Reflections Bar are on the pool deck overlooking the beautiful waters of Jensen Beach.

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A holiday-time event that is unique to Southern Florida is the Boat Parade. All throughout southern Florida’s waterways local boat owners decorate their vessels with millions of lights to celebrate the holiday season. The glistening boats line up and parade throughout the waterways for local spectators to watch. This year is the 45th Annual Boynton Beach Boat Parade. 

The parade will begin on Friday, December 8th at 6:00pm. “This flotilla of brightly-decorated boats will line up at the Lantana Bridge near Old Key Lime House and motor south along the Intracoastal Waterway to the C-15 canal in Delray. The event at the Boynton Harbor Marina starts at 6:00 pm with live music setting the stage for the parade to start at 6:30 pm. Other viewing areas are

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  The Phil Foster Park, located right under the Blue Heron Bridge connecting Riviera Beach to Singer Island, is a spot internationally recognized by scientists, divers, and underwater photographers for its abundance of diverse marine species. The park is packed with divers and snorkelers every day at high tide.   Palm Beach County and local artists have worked to conserve our reefs and their inhabitants by creating sculptures and artificial reefs for marine life and sinking them all over the area. At Phil Foster, you will find a snorkel trail spanning 2 acres with artifacts like hammerhead shark sculptures, a sunken speed boat, limestone, and much more. Take a dive to find out what else lies beneath. The trail is in about 10 feet of water and…
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Image Courtsey of the Marine Industries Association: Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade

The holidays are a time for festive celebrations and joyful moments with friends and family, but more importantly the holidays are a time for giving. Every year events in our community bring everyone together to donate and help those in time of need.

This year and for the past 23 years, the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County (MIAPBC) hosts its annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade. Where residents and neighbors decorate their boats with holiday lights, decorations, holiday music, and of course some holiday cheer.

The parade will be led by fireworks as the boats cruise along the intracoastal waterways from North Palm Beach to the Jupiter Lighthouse

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One of the greatest qualities of Palm Beach County is its bountiful natural environments. The local people and seasonal residents alike have cherished the wildlife and natural beauty of our area for decades and because of the love we feel for Florida’s natural environment many of local refuges and sanctuaries exist. Here are some of the top places to visit if you adore nature and want to preserve Florida’s natural beauty and wildlife! 

 Arthur R. Marshal Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton Beach 

Located just north of the Everglades in Boynton Beach, Florida is the Arthur R. Marshal Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is a dedicated organization that is devoted to preserving the wildlife of the Florida Everglades. 

What

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A fun and family friendly event for people of all ages happening December 2nd in the evening is a two-hour kayak and paddleboard tour at the Jupiter Inlet Aquatic Preserve. The tour begins before dusk so you can cruise leisurely through the Intracoastal Waterway as the sunsets and the stars come out.

On this unique tour of Jupiter’s waterways you will get an upclose look at the Jupiter Lighthouse, mangrove islands, estuaries, and the inlet. You will see an abundance of native wildlife like gentle manatees, turtles, fish, pelicans and sometimes even a dolphin. As the night falls, you will get to stargaze with your naked eye and see all that the Jupiter night sky has to offer.

Launch times for these tours vary based on the time of year and the sunset. All

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With the humidity slowly disappearing and the cooler weather rolling in, locals know that the slight change in the temperatures means it’s time for bonfire season.

The town of Lake Worth, known for the public display of art and hipster vibes hosts a series of beach bonfires throughout the Florida “wintertime”.

Start packing the smoke kits, comfortable blankets, chairs, and s’mores ingredients to meet up with friends and enjoy a nice relaxing beach party by the fire and under the stars. The bonfire event has been a Lake Worth tradition since the late 1990’s.

In total there will be eight planned beach bonfires starting this Friday, November 10th, and will last until February. Live entertainment will be provided at the bonfires by local bands and musicians.

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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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Loggerhead MarineLife Center, a staple to our community, is home to the many sea turtles that inhabit our beaches. The center undertakes long term research to rehabilitate and conserve the various sea turtle species, as well as educate the public on how they can help protect the sea turtles.

The center has grown in popularity among the locals, with its state of the art facility that is free and open to the public, seven days a week.
Earlier this year, Loggerhead MarineLife Center launched an expansion campaign called the “Waves of Progress”, with a mission to expand the facility. The center wants to expand to increase the number of rehabilitation hospital and tanks, classrooms, exhibits, research laboratories, and enhance the facility with more

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 Fort Lauderdale is often known as the “Yachting Capital of the World”, being home to the two largest cruise ship ports in the world, as well as being home to the world’s biggest boat show.

This November, Fort Lauderdale is hosting their 58th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

The show will take place at 7 locations throughout Fort Lauderdale, on November 1st through November 5th, featuring over 1500 boats from over 1200 exhibitors from around the world.

A large variety of boats will be on display in the water and on land ranging from runabouts, high performance boats, center consoles, sailing yachts, cabin cruisers, motor yachts, catamarans, canoes, super yachts and much more.

The show will feature exhibits from yacht builders, exotic car

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