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The city of Palm Beach Gardens is suitably named, as it is comprised of 30 percent flourishing greenery. Located seven miles north of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens is known for its excellent shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities at the Gardens Mall, Downtown at the Gardens, and Legacy Place. Boating and fishing are plentiful, as are beautiful luxurious waterfront homes, some even sitting directly on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, if not the Intracoastal Waterway.

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Palm Beach County is home to some of the best golfing in the world. It's not uncommon to see world-famous pros playing at clubs in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida's golf capital. Here are some of the best:

PGA National Golf Club

Located at the PGA National Resort & Spa, this club is defined by a luxury standard. It was just updated with new turf, rebuilt bunkers, expanded tee and green complexes, and modernized layouts. With 5 championship courses and the infamous Bear Trap, a 3-hole stretch that is considered the toughest in the state, you'll have a game like no other. This club is home to the legendary Honda Classic held each spring. 

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Sandhill Crane Golf Club

This par 72 course was also recently updated and it is

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Bring your family to the Holiday Village Spectacular this Saturday, December 9th from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Hosted at the lovely Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens, the Holiday Village Spectacular will feature performances, holiday treats like hot cocoa and ginger bread cookies, Santa and other holiday characters, holiday crafts and other fun things for the little ones like giant slides and face painting. 

There will also be a toy drive for Little Smiles of Florida, an organization bringing joy to children in need. Bring an unwrapped gift for a girl or boy if you can.

The event is free for everyone. The Village will be in the lot located next to the Patio Shoppe.

11290 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens.

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In October 2017, Americans purchased homes at the fastest pace in a decade- a 6.2% monthly increase nationally, and a 16% monthly increase in Palm Beach County, according to the Florida Realtors Association.

Why are people buying?

One contributing factor could be the result of the national interest rate on 30-year fixed mortgages continuing to drop. Last week mortgage rates dropped from 3.95% to 3.92% in comparison to 4.03% in 2016 (National Association of Realtors). Historically, lower mortgage rates have helped drive home sales and those looking to refinance the market.

A healthy job market and low national unemployment rate of 4.1% could also be driving people to purchase homes. Palm Beach County currently has a strong economy with areas

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Sandi, the world's only 600-ton sand tree, is returning to West Palm Beach! Sandi has become a magical tradition in the area, carrying a story every time she comes back into town, telling us about where she's been and what she's been doing the whole year. She sings, lights up, and tells stories every night. The 35-foot tree is currently being sculpted and will be finished and lit along with an unveiling on November 30th.

Sandi's return to Sandi Land will be celebrated at 6 p.m. with the Valerie Tyson Band, an exhilarating group notorious for getting the part started, performing today's hits, classic rock, R&B, and reggae. 7 p.m. will be the lighting of Sandi and she will tell her new story of the adventure she's had, this year's story entitled

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The "Insane Inflatable 5k" is coming to West Palm Beach tomorrow! This is the world's largest inflatable obstacle course. It is a super fun 5k (3.1 mi) run that challenges participants with 11 blow-up obstacles throughout the track. They aren't small obstacles either- it's just something you have to see- you can check out a video here. Runners are sent out in increments because surely the obstacles will surely be time-consuming for some! However it's not about having the fastest time, it's about having a good time! It is hilarious watching family and friends try to overcome these bouncy barriers. The fun doesn't stop at the finish line either. The midway and post-race celebrations include games, bounce houses, food trucks, and DJ's. The Insane

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Embrace the Latin flare that has helped shape the culture and food scene of Southern Florida with this year’s Sabor y Vino Latin Food and Wine Festival. Happening October 13th in the Downtown at the Gardens city center you, your family and friends can explore the vibrant tastes of Hispanic cuisine. Authentic dishes, desserts and drinks from Spanish, Colombian, Mexican, Argentinian and Cuban cultures will be showcased at Sabor y Vino 

Total Wines and Pernod Ricard sponsor the Sabor y Vino Latin Festival, so the best of wine and spirits will be available for sale to compliment the Spanish tastes. Sabor y Vino will also be featuring authentic Latin music from the groups Mundo Latino Trio and DJ Caliche while the iBallroom Dance Team will be performing and

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The Florida home of the Scripps Research Institute is located at 130 Scripps Way, Jupiter on the campus of South Florida's Florida Atlantic University Honors College. The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is one of the world's largest, private, non-profit research organization It is a non-profit biomedical research and education facility.   The main institute is headquartered in San Diego, California.  The Scripps Institute in home to over 3,000 scientists, technicians, graduate students and administrative staff and other staff making it one of the largest non-profit biomedical research institutes in the world.

Scripps Florida focus on basic biomedical research and drug discovery. Researchers using the latest cutting-edge technologies, focus on

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The Andrew “Red” Harris Reef Foundation is a Jupiter based foundation dedicated to enhancing the marine environment. Memories of Andrew “Red” Harris are of a promising, vibrant and loving young man. The native Jupiter resident loved his family and friends dearly, as well as fishing and diving in ocean waters. Tragically, Andrew was struck by a boat while saving a friend's life snorkeling June 8, 2014.

The Andrew "Red" Harris Foundation hopes to assist protecting the wellbeing and vitality of our local ocean waters by building artificial reefs. The artificial reefs are donated to the Palm Beach County Artificial Reef Program. The Army Corps of Engineers have already issued the permits for placement sites in the ocean off Jupiter’s coastline.

The

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Taste the tropics!  Partake and enjoy the Downtown West Palm Beach culinary excursion that wants you to get off the beaten path and discover delightful tastings from some of the best locally owned cafés. Learn all about coconuts, tamarinds and key limes, sample Key Lime Tart with invigorating coconut water and Tamarind juice. Open a coconut and learn about our local tropical fruits.

The best local downtown restaurants and their chefs offer flavorful dishes that have been highlighted on the Food Network.  Enjoy a thirst-quenching Mojito at a chic tapas bar or taste an award-winning pizza, and you just might bump into a notable personality. Check out the stimulating street art, sashay down a tropical square.  Savor fresh avocado salsa or mango

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A summary of July 2017 existing home sales in South Florida  indicates sales data showing that housing market activity this July fell from last month, but improved from last year. 

Sales of homes on the market slipped to their lowest level of the year in July 2017. As the conversant undercurrents of "lean supply and enthusiastic demand lingers. It continues to strain the housing market, although it reached 5.44 million,” according to Association of Realtors  The Association of Realtors also noted “that it was down 1.3% from a downwardly-revised June pace. While July’s pace was 2.1% higher than a year ago, it was the lowest since last August”. 

NAR Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun stated in July, that “homes are selling fast, strong demand meant

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