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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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Just days short of her 16th birthday, a Jupiter area caring young lady named Zoe Loren passed away. Her family and friends knew they lost someone very special.  The bright and generous teen had touched so many lives. To keep her memory and spirit alive the Zoe Loren ‘Make a Difference’ Foundation was established.  

The Zoe Loren Make a Difference Foundation keeps her essence alive through the good works of the foundation. Proceeds from years of 5K fun runs in Jupiter have been able to award scholarships and contribute funds to causes Zoe was zealous about.

Now in its 8th year, the Annual Zoe Loren 'Make A Difference' Foundation 5K Run/Walk will take place at Carlin Park in Jupiter, Florida on Saturday, November 10, 2018.   All proceeds from

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Tommy Morrissey is a 7-year-old, one-armed golfer from Palm Beach Gardens who is in the running for a global sports award. 

Dubbed the “swinging wonder,” Morrissey is one of four candidates up for the Laureus World Sports Award for “Best Sporting Moment.” If he wins, he will be invited to the 2019 awards show in Monaco.

Morrisey has no right arm below the elbow and not only does he play golf, he's one of the best in his age group. He also raises money for his charity "UnLIMBited Foundation" by getting involved in events like The Honda Classic where he hosts a One Arm Challenge. His foundation helps other children who were born with limb differences or who have lost limbs and he has gotten the attention of dozens of pros including Rickie Fowler,

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During the mid 17th century, legend has it that pirates found refuge 450 miles off the port of Palm Beach on the Bahamian island of Mayaguana. After long ocean voyages, they dug a well in the middle of the island in search of drinkable water, and would fill their casks before setting sail once again.

Fast forward to present day, and Pirate’s Well in Lake Park toasts to this sentiment as a friendly refuge for Northern Palm Beach locals to quench their thirst after leisurely days on the water with family and friends. Since 2010, owner Larry Marble has welcomed locals and treated them like family.

The culture of this beloved local watering hole was threatened earlier this year when the Lake Park location had to close due to an accidental

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Pictured: Shannon Discount & Capt. Michael O'Conner of Boatsitters

Offshore, football-sized blackfin tuna have been pretty easy to get ahold of in about 200-400’ of water. You can use small daisy chains or troll with feathers, but quite a few have been caught trolling with small-skirted bonita strips as well. We had a lot of success with neon green and white skirts this week, but colors are a game that changes by the minute, so try a few different ones and switch the rest out as you go if your target fish is tending to a particular color. Dolphin have been in the same areas as blackfin, and wahoo have been non-existent. On the first cold front that rolls through, we’ll have our local favorite Junkanoo Lures ready. Regardless of our lack of cold

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Years ago, only larger sailboats, trawlers, and yachts crossed from Florida to the Bahamas, but with modern technology and engineering, center consoles as small as 25-30 feet have been making the trip with ease.

Between Florida and the Bahamas lies the reason behind Florida’s world-class fishing- the Gulf Stream. This warm and powerful current rushes from south to north, and while crossing the open ocean can be daunting to a newcomer, it’s entirely possible with the right amount of preparation and research. Here are a few considerations when attempting to make a safe crossing.

Proper Equipment

Regardless of the current weather, the boat should be large enough and built well enough to safely travel over open ocean when the wind and seas aren’t

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This past weekend, Bluewater Babes Fish for A Cure celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a bang- literally! The usual festivities at Sailfish Marina were not only over the top, but the series of events culminated with a grand fireworks show over Peanut Island.   When it comes to fishing, SPICED RUM's Sherry Beswick took first place Kingfish with 42.7 lbs, Stacy Maderal of LUNATICO took second with 20.5 lbs, and Gwen Belcher of PRETTY WORK won third with 19.3 lbs. Tasha Ford of TEMPTATION won first place dolphin with 20.2 lbs, Tina Martin of THANKS GIRLS won second with 15.6 lbs, and Shannon Discount won third with 15.3 lbs. Billfish Champion Angler went to Emily Riemer of DAYSEA with 2 sailfish releases, Billfish Champion Boat went to DAYSEA…
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Photo Courtesy of Jupiter Snooker

Snook and jacks are being caught in the early mornings or low-lit times of the day at the Juno Pier, Jupiter South Jetty, and inshore. Live mullet can be found during low light periods of the day away from boat traffic, and is usually the best bait for snook, as well as top water plugs.

Bottom fishing boats have been catching kingfish and mutton snapper near 120 – 200’ with sardines, and dolphin has been pretty consistent offshore, as well as blackfin tuna in 200-300’ with small-skirted bonita strips. 

This weekend, the 10th Annual Bluewater Babes Fish For a Cure Tournament will be going in full force, so don’t be alarmed if you see boats decked out in pink decorations and festive bikini-clad anglers. These

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The “Gardens North County District Park” is a $13.6 million endeavor including seven lighted multipurpose fields, playgrounds, walking trails, and a splash pad being built on 40 acres of county-owned land. A 4-acre lake, a large concession stand, restrooms, and pavilions will also be included.

The first phase of the outdoor section of the park is currently under construction on 117th Court North near Timber Trace Elementary School and the Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center, and is expected to be completed in fall of 2019.

For the second phase of the project, the city is looking for a long-term partner to build and operate an indoor sportsplex to accommodate basketball, volleyball, pickleball, gymnastics, cheerleading, wrestling, martial arts, and

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The Honda Classic golf tournament donated a phenomenal $4.55 million to South Florida children’s charities in 2018, increasing the PGA TOUR’s impact on the lives of local children for the 12th consecutive year.

Proceeds from the Honda Classic Cares initiative will benefit 137 charitable organizations in Palm Beach County, as well as more than 50,000 children and their families.

"We continue to raise the bar and challenge the imagination on the impact we can make on the Palm Beach County community," Honda Classic Executive Director Kenneth R. Kennerly said. "We couldn't be more ecstatic about this year's results which are a tribute to the fans who enjoy our tournament each year, our sponsors led by American Honda, the longest standing title

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of Bluewater Babes Fish For a Cure! From turning the Jupiter Lighthouse pink to a pink fireworks display at Sailfish Marina, these female anglers are going all out to raise money for a great cause!

Here is the 2018 schedule of events:

Captain’s Meeting and Early Party Pass “Happy Hour” Bucket Pick-Up

                Wednesday, October 3rd at Grand Slam in Riviera Beach, 6-8 pm

                Enjoy delicious bites by Lynora’s, and enjoy a free drink from Tito’s Handmade Vodka or a draft beer from Twisted Trunk. There will be Bluewater Babes authentic merchandise for sale, as well as raffle tickets for a $1000 shopping spree at The Gardens Mall and an Ocean Kayak Venus 11' n Fuscia from Nautical

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