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The Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge just grew by about 4 acres.

Four contiguous beachfront lots on Jupiter Island’s North Beach Road were donated by the Coast Guard, increasing the federally protected sea turtle nesting habitat.

The beach is one of the most productive sea turtle nesting habitats in the U.S., the refuge's website says.

The now 1,095-acre sanctuary’s natural habitat — sand pine scrub, mangrove forests and miles of coastal dunes — supports about 40 plant and animal species listed as endangered, threatened or of special concern.

To expand the refuge, the U.S. House Tuesday passed the Jupiter Island Land Transfer Act, introduced by U.S. Rep. Brian Mast.

Palm Beach County has become a haven for turtles and Loggerheads

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Riverbend Park, is a state-owned park located at 9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter.  Just one mile west of Florida's Turnpike in west Jupiter on the south side of Indiantown Road. Palm Beach County offers opportunities for horse enthusiasts and riders of all levels. Riverbend Park offers quiet trails through the woods to competitive show facilities.

Southeast Florida is known for sunny beaches not known as horse country. The diversity of palm Beach County allows you to take a step back in time when the only mode of transportation was to saddle up. Most visitors to the Sunshine State keep themselves so busy sunning and swimming that they never dream that riding trails are only a hoof-beat away.

The long-distance trails at Riverbend Park connect

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It’s officially manatee season! From November 15th until March 31st, manatees begin moving south for warmer waters as air and water temperatures drop.

When the weather is cold, a majority of manatees can be found gathering in the warm water outflows of Florida Power & Light’s Eco-Discovery Center, Manatee Lagoon.

Manatees are considered one of Florida’s most important marine species whose behavior can alert researchers to the environment and habitat changes that may otherwise go unnoticed in Florida’s waterways.

Aside from their environmental impact, manatees are beloved marine mammals because of their gentle demeanor, their friendly faces, and their tendency to “socialize” with humans. Also known as “sea cows” because they eat grass or “sea

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Time to wax the surfboard and get stoked for the 4th Annual Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic & Holiday Beach Bash in Jupiter.  Save the date, Sunday, November 25, 2018, and join us for the most fun-filled, talked-about FREE community event of the year as Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch brings surfing dogs and holiday-filled magic to Carlin Park Civic Center & Beach in Jupiter.  All the entertainment supports and showcases Furry Friends and the many homeless animals that Furry Friends rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes every day!

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The results are in; Das Beer Garden offers the most diverse variety of craft beer in Palm Beach County.

America has seen an enormous boom in the craft beer market, with beer enthusiasts demanding more complex and tantalizing varieties than the previously dominant light lagers. As recently as 2012, the duopoly of Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors controlled nearly 90 percent of beer production.

In the last decade, independent breweries have expanded by a factor of six, and while Americans are actually drinking less beer than they did in the 2000s, they’re often opting for a superior product, like one of the 100+ beers available daily at Das Beer Garden in Jupiter’s Downtown Abacoa.

Craft breweries have focused on tastes that were

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One of the nicest things about South Florida is its nearly year-round warm weather. Many of us, however, are more than happy when we get a brief, moderate cold front during the holidays. That’s exactly what is set to happen this week.

Today (Monday the 19th) will be the warmest day this week, temperatures will drop starting tomorrow and it should be in the 50s by mid-week, so if you live in South Florida get ready to light your fires and break out your Winter coats for it’s about to get chilly.

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From now until Christmas Eve, you’ll have a convenient chance to support Big Dog Ranch Rescue while shopping for holiday gifts at the Gardens Mall. The non-profit organization has set up a Home For The Holidays “Pup-Up Shop” inside the Gardens Mall near Nordstrom.

This unique pet boutique offers plush stuffed animals, dog toys, ornaments, dog treats, leashes, collars, dog bowls, and even has puppies available for adoption! Proceeds benefit the Big Dog Ranch Rescue, a non-profit with the motto “Big and small, we save them all!”

Stop by the shop during regular mall hours to support this charitable organization, or bring a lucky puppy home for the holidays! I promise that your home will be filled with more love than ever before!

The Gardens Mall

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Save The Date! On Saturday, December 1st, Jupiter’s Harbourside Place is generously hosting a Holiday Boat Parade Watch Party from the roof deck of this luxurious waterfront location.

This exclusive event will run from 6:00PM until 9:00PM, and will include dinner and an open bar, with proceeds benefitting the AustinBlu Foundation.

In case you’re not a Jupiter local, the AustinBlu Foundation is very close to our community’s hearts. The foundation was formed in the wake of a tragedy involving two young boys who were lost at sea on July 24th, 2015. Their love for the ocean reminds Jupiter boaters to take great joy in boating, but to respect the majesty of the sea by taking precautions to prevent this devastating accident from happening again. AustinBlu

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We have a little cold front coming through South Florida. Some may think that's a good excuse for skipping the gym. But working out in the cold, jogging and (if you can bear it) swimming, is actually very good for you and studies have shown that being outside in cold weather can transform white fat, specifically belly and thigh fat, into calorie-burning beige or brown fat. Brown fat's purpose is to burn calories to generate heat. Brown fat is often referred to as the "good" fat because it helps to burn rather than store calories.

So, if you live in South Florida, don’t hibernate in the cold, get outside and exercise!

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The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center is anticipating 12 straight weeks of top equestrian competition beginning in January 2019. A competition sanctioned by the Fédération Equestre International (FEI), the highest level of jumping competitions in the sport, the Winter Equestrian Festival will run from January 9th through March 31st alongside top-rated hunter and equitation competition for many of the best riders in the world.

The Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) also brings a local favorite to Wellington and Palm Beach County residents with Saturday Night Lights evenings, which are free and open to the public. A family-friendly event, activities include face painting, entertainment, carousel rides, and the highlight competition of the week-

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