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Over the last 8 years, Palm Beach County has experienced a record breaking growth in tourism.

Just last year alone, Palm Beach County had a record breaking 7.35 million visitors, with tourism continuing to grow a hotel boom is needed across the county.

The past 10 years, tourism in the county has grown more than 45%. Locals tourism leaders say the growth in visitation, industry efforts, and new cultural attractions has led to a hotel boom.

With over 47 miles of Atlantic coastline, Palm Beach County has numerous beaches and parks to enjoy the sand and sun, as well as offering plenty of fishing, boating, and all other watersport activities.

The tourism industry contributes to more than $7 billion dollars to the local economy and employs roughly 66,000 people.

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With online shopping becoming more popular, the Town Center in Boca Raton is set to undergo a major multi-million-dollar renovation to improve the mall, designed to keep to customers coming in to its stores and by offering amenities found in a luxury resort.

Recently, the mall has completed construction on a new “resort-style” entrance, featuring a large roundabout drop off, valet services, and new glass covered canopy.

Shoppers visiting the mall can now text the valet service to retrieve their cars, use bell hop carts for large packages and multiple bags, use dog strollers, shuttle service, and a café concierge.

Over the next year, the mall will undergo a series of upgrades, including new lounge seating with new and upgraded furniture, charging

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The City of West Palm Beach has listened to the public and is changing the look of Flagler Drive. The city has developed a new perspective to enjoy the water and the city, the development is called “Flagler Shore: From Pavement to People”. The city tested the idea last summer and closed the two lanes closest to the median for bicycle traffic. From the comments and feedback from residents about having more public space, the city has developed this new idea.

From Lakeview Avenue to Banyan Boulevard on Flagler Drive, the .6-mile strip will have the two eastern lanes blocked off for pedestrians to make a bicycle-friendly, walkway-friendly pathway, in addition to enjoying the water view. The public space will also feature merchants, community oriented

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There’s seems to be a national holiday for apparently everything these days. National Coffee Day is this upcoming Friday, September 29, 2017 and that means you can score some deals on your daily brew, or even a FREE cup of Joe.  FREE caffeination for you.  Raise a cup of thanks to the offers from nationwide retailers.

DUNKIN DONUTS

Dunkin Donuts, in honor of National Coffee Day, is offering if you purchase one medium or large coffee and you will receive a second medium cup of coffee FREE! 

KRISPY KREME

The Krispy Kreme donut shop is offering FREE java for the entire weekend starting on Friday, September 29, 2017.  Pick up a FREE hot coffee in any size, or a small iced coffee for FREE…no purchase necessary. 

McDONALD’S

The fast food

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The Village of Wellington is now known for being equestrian.  With its equestrian population and 57 miles of trails, it has exceptional facilities for riding and polo events. The village has earned the nickname of “The Winter Equestrian Capital of World”, drawing crowds to the largest horse show in the world from late January to mid-March at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The charming town also has many parks, sports fields, recreation center, up-to-date public library and "The Wellington Green" mall.  

Did you know that Wellington, was originally the world's largest strawberry patch?  The massive strawberry patch was on land called the Flying Cow Ranch.  "Flying" because the founder

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The  Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway stretches for nearly 3,000 miles along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf Coasts. The sparkling, bright blue waterway in this area is between the coastline of a series of barrier islands.  It is a favorite route for sightseeing boats and boating activities because of its calm waters.

The Manatee Queen is a secret treasure in Jupiter.  The vessel is a well-kept and operated by the Captain. During the narrated tour, the Captain explains some local history of Jupiter, such as the background of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse as he makes his way up the Intracoastal Waterway.  Cruise alongside incredible Jupiter Island highlighting some of notable homes. Spot a manatee or two swimming under the waterway or noteworthy birds

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Are you craving a place for calm and peaceful relaxation?  Winding Waters Natural Area, located at 6161 Haverhill Road within the city limits of West Palm Beach. Winding Waters is 548 acres of tranquility and peace with a series of linked marshes and ponds.  It is situated between the Turnpike and the Haverhill, south of Dyer Park. Get away from the everyday routine and city noise as you feel the soul soothing air of South Florida.

The wetlands are the park’s main feature as it is designed to provide habitat and nesting sites for birds, plant species and more. There are also pine flatwoods and hammocks around the periphery of the marshes filled with boundless a variety of wildlife throughout the park.

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Explore and enjoy natural South Florida by canoeing or kayaking and getting a workout at the same time.  Quietly glide through the calm and cool waters of Jonathon Dickinson State Park, 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, on a kayak or canoe. This is a relaxing journey, ideal for observing a manatee in its natural habitat. white tail buck, turtles, varieties of birds as well. Imagine observing water lilies, air plants, Spanish moss, turtles sunning on the bank, and varieties of birds such as great blue heron or osprey.

As we’ve been told, location is everything! Kayak through the magical setting of mangroves where you can catch pelicans nesting. A stroll back in time to experience what the early pioneers of

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Students from four local Palm Beach County schools have been chosen to learn at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts for the 2017-2018 program of “Disney Musicals in Schools”.

The center announced that they have received this grant from Disney in collaboration with educators to bring theater programs to local students in the community. The program is an outreach developed by Disney’s Theatrical Productions to help create sustainable theater programs to elementary schools.

The four schools selected are Egret Lake Elementary (West Palm Beach), Glade View Elementary (Belle Glade), Forest Park Elementary (Boynton Beach), and Starlight Cove Elementary (Lantana). These four schools will participate in a 17-week musical theater residency starting in

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French chefs are masters at their craft and it is internationally known that they are the most rigorously trained and exacting chefs. French cuisines superiority is on the geographic good fortune that makes French agriculture both varied and rich in flavor.

French food is rooted in tradition. You will not find low calories delights, quinoa or kale on the traditional French menu. The French are extremely passionate when it comes to love, their culture and food. In fact, food is an important part of their culture and their lives.  Take a glance back on history, the best chefs prepared lavish meals for kings, queens and aristocracy.  Once the revolution came, these chefs opened restaurants for the masses and

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