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All summer long in Palm Beach, The Worth Avenue Association presents its annual “Worth The Drive”. Now through August 15th, local restaurants, hotels, shops, spas and salons on and around Worth Avenue’s shopping area are offering summer promotions.

Several restaurants are offering a 3-course prix-fixe Lunch for $20 dollars per person at some of Palm Beaches finest. The restaurants include Ta-Boo, The Colony Hotel, Bice, Pizza Al Fresco, Eau Palm Beach and The Leopard Lounge and Restaurant at The Chesterfield Hotel. For more summer dining deals in Palm Beach click here.

Local Palm Beach hotels are joining in on the “Worth The Drive” deals, some offering lower rates and complimentary parking and breakfast. The hotels participating include The Brazilian Court

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach hosts several Turtle Walk events throughout the year for visitors to learn and observe the egg laying and nesting process of sea turtles. During the event experienced Loggerhead Marinelife staff have set up a designated section of Juno Beach searching for sea turtles while the visitors get an informative presentation before they get to see for themselves.

Turtle Walks are $18 dollars per person and $15 dollars for Loggerhead Marinelife Center members. Walk in’s are welcome but a spot is not guaranteed. Everyone who wishes to attend, including children must reserve a spot. Children must be 8 years of age of older to attends the walks. The center can only accommodate up to 30 people per night for the walks, and

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Brightline is a new intercity express train running from Miami to Orlando with stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. While the Orlando station is still being constructed, the train has opened its doors for South Florida commuters traveling between Miami and West Palm.  

For business or pleasure, Brightline makes taking a day trip to Miami easier and faster than driving on the highway. People leaving from West Palm Beach can expect to be in Fort Lauderdale in 30 minutes and Miami in an hour. Once the Orlando station opens it will take two hours to get there from West Palm, as the train travels at 125 mph.

The stations are all in central downtown locations and the train is reliable with a predicted travel time as opposed to driving on I-95

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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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Summer in Paradise, also known as S.I.P., is a set of events and free things to do this summer in West Palm Beach. The events range from fireworks to live music, outdoor movies, downtown shopping and dining deals and much more.

The premier event during the S.I.P. is the weekly Clematis by Night. Where concerts happen every Thursday night featuring performances by local bands playing everything from country, to reggae, pop, rock and more. Several restaurants and bars in the area host food and drinks specials for the event. Clematis by Night is every Thursday from 6 pm to 10 pm during the summer except for Thursday, July 5th.

New for this year’s Summer in Paradise are the Fairy Tale Playhouses. Where there are 15 child-sized playhouses around town to

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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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The "Little Free Library" project is a new trend that's becoming popular all over the world. The Little Free Library is a mailbox/birdhouse wooden box on a post where neighbors can "take a book, leave a book."

The Jerry Thomas Elementary School in Jupiter unveiled their first Little Library on their front lawn on June 1st. Kids were bouncing up and down in line to grab the books and the excitement was encouraging to the community. Now Jupiter plans to open eight more and one will even be a recreation of the Jupiter Lighthouse.

A woman in Royal Palm Beach put a Little Free Library in her own front yard, saying it's a cool idea and is planning on putting more in the community with her own money. She lives at 167 Sunflower Circle, and you'll find

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Recently, news media outlets like Forbes and 24/7 Wall Street have published articles galore about the incredible growth of South Florida, particularly Palm Beach County. The area is booming with business development and many are choosing to relocate for the low tax rates and sunny beaches.

Florida's low estate, corporate and capital gains taxes provide a business-friendly atmosphere that is rewarding to employees. More than 70 financial services with firms in the Northeast including SkyBridge and Universa Investments have moved to South Florida for the benefits. By moving to Palm Beach County from New York, for example, someone making $1 million a year could save $100,000 in city and state taxes alone, according to the Business Development Board.

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The Hobe Sound Murals Project was started in 2009 by professional local artist Nadia Utto and her "paint the town" initiative. 

You can currently find about 20 murals around the small beach town created by Nadia and 40 other artists along with the help of 100 residents and visitors. 

The purpose of the project is to "beautify specific locations, enhance civic pride, encourage positive networking and plant seeds for future cultural accomplishments."

The murals will send you on a treasure hunt, as each painting has a hidden aspect somewhere on the wall. You have to go to the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce to pick up a Mural Project Tour Map which will tell you what to look for.

The map lists nearly 30 locations including planned mural sites

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The Seminole Wars, also known as the Florida Wars, were a series of three battles between the Seminole Indians and the U.S. military from 1816-1858. They were the longest, most expensive Indian wars in U.S. history both monetarily and in human lives lost. 

They began in the early 18th century when General Andrew Jackson led excursions on the north and west sides of Florida, forcing the Seminoles and other tribes to move to one large preservation in the center of the state. The government began building forts and trading posts in native territories enforcing the movement of the Indians by treaty. Their resistance began the first Seminole War in 1816.

In 1830 the Indian Removal Act sparked the second war as it required all natives to move to

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