Singer Island

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The history of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is a romantic one.  A wealthy industrialist, Ralph Norton, and head of the Acme Steel Company in Chicago, retired in 1939. He and his wife had acquired quite an art collection over the years.  They decided to move to West Palm Beach, Florida.

Upon moving to South Florida, the Norton’s decided to share their art collection with the community. The Norton Gallery and School of Art was built on their property. The location of gallery and school was linked to the early pioneers. Today that location is known as Pioneer Park, named for the early Lake Worth pioneers that gathered there on occasion.

Mr. Norton contracted to re-design their home and later had a special building designed to house the

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Peanut Island is a favorited destination for boaters.  It provides lots of fun with fishing, snorkeling, and camping opportunities within the beautiful clean waters that surround the it.  Take a casual stroll on the paved pathways which wrap around the Island as well  as the guarded and unguarded beaches for a day of fun in the sun. 
The island was created in 1918 as a result of material excavated during the Inlet construction. Its name comes from a peanut oil production plant which its primary function was to serve as a shipping terminal.  It wasn't a success. In 1946, the government abandoned the plant retaining the name of the island. They then turned it into a "spoil site for the inlet maintenance and shipping channel".  With  a
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Palm Beach County's award-winning park system offers the widest possible range of leisure opportunities and with over 8,000 acres of accessible parkland to discover. Watersports sports, fitness, ecological, and cultural opportunities abound, as well as restful places for peace and quiet.

One of the newest parks is Waterway Park in Jupiter. The $7 million park opened just three months ago.  April 2017 the new park unlocked a new Intracoastal entry point for the community. Located on the west side of the waterway at the base of the Indiantown Road bridge.

Waterway Park offers a boat ramp, 52 boat trailer parking spaces and 29 vehicle spaces.  Additionally, there is a tortoise preserve area, a boardwalk, a fishing pier and a restroom building.

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President Donald J. Trump proclaimed June 2017 as National Homeownership Month. The President stated, During National Homeownership Month, “We recognize the many benefits of homeownership to our families, our communities, and our Nation.  For generations of Americans, owning a home has been an essential element in achieving the American Dream.  Homeownership is often the foundation of security and prosperity for families and communities and an enduring symbol of American freedom.  This month, we recommit to ensuring that hard-working Americans enjoy a fair chance at becoming homeowners.”

It is a time to encourage the American Dream of owning a home.  Homeownership is an unsurpassed investment an individual can make to build their personal wealth.

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Located in Palm Beach Gardens, Legacy Place, 11290 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, is an outdoor shopping complex featuring a variety of shops, restaurants, loft office space and more. Legacy Place is a shopper’s haven offering a “Main Street” experience with a large selection of retail stores and restaurants and plenty of loft office space. Featuring more than 40 shops and eateries.  To enjoy a complete dining and shopping experience be sure to stop by.

The retailers include Best Buy, for electronics, Shoe Carnival for shoes, Michael’s for arts and crafts, fashion stores such as NY & Co., Lane Bryant, Justice and Charming Charlie, as well as an assortment of specialty, home, and food stores. Conveniently located in Legacy Place is

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A jumbled, jam-packed closet will stress you out every time you get dressed.  It’s important to constantly manage your closet so that you only keep the things you love.  Instead of having a ton of things you don’t like or won’t wear.  Having less in your closet means having more, because when you only have good-quality pieces that you know how to put together you will always have something to wear. Decluttering can be daunting.

If you are trying to sell your house, an organized closet, not one overstuffed with junk, is important. If you have a home in Jupiter may be time to bring out caftans and beach cover-ups and store the wintry weather clothing days.  Although if you live in Palm Beach County you know we only get a handful of sweater days

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The Rustic Inn Seafood Crabhouse restaurant on the Jupiter Inlet closed last Saturday night, May 20, 2017. Rustic Inn opened in January, 2015, in the previous location of the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. on the Jupiter Inlet just south of U.S. 1, next door to Jetty’s restaurant.

Charles Modica, local Jupiter developer, bought the four-acre restaurant property last November for $8.3 million. The other two parcels owned by Modica, all are on the Jupiter Inlet. The other two projects are known as Love Street and Suni Sands.

Love Street: The town has approved a plan for retail/offices, restaurants, a boardwalk for the four-acre parcel overlooking the Jupiter Inlet. The Love Street project has been scaled back in size because of residents’ complaints about

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Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May.  It was formerly known as “Decoration Day” and it commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the United States of America.  Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and it is known as the informal start of the summer season!

This Memorial Day weekend try something that involves beach, fun and sand.Peanut Island, the 80-acre tropical island located at the west end of the Palm Beach (Lake Worth) Inlet. It’s a get-there-by-only-boat county park, where long strings of boats raft up while hundreds of people socialize in the shallow off-shore water.

If you don’t have your own boat, you can still get to Peanut Island.  The Peanut Island Shuttle leaves from

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Located in Palm Beach Gardens, Frenchman's Reserve Country Club, combine resort style living with family friendly warmth and charm. Frenchman's Reserve Country Club is a distinct place featuring sophistication and a challenging golf course for those with a passion for the finest things in life.

Frenchman’s Reserve offers a remarkable environment, stimulating and diverse activities, as well personalized services for members and guests.  Frenchman’s Reserve is a luxurious and welcoming gated golf course community. It features Mediterranean-style residences like Palm Beach mansions designed by architect Addison Mizner. Frenchman's Reserve homes priced at $1 million and higher, additionally range in size from 3,400 to 7,500 square feet. Take a look

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Singer Island is an island just off Florida’s southeast coast. It is officially within the city limits of Riviera Beach and part of Palm Beach County. Singer Island runs East and West across Lake Worth Lagoon and Highway 703 which runs North and South down through the John D MacArthur Beach State Park onto the island. To be specific, Singer Island is not an island per se because it’s connected to the mainland by the state Park.

It is a Peninsula, not an island, however the area is named after a relative to the family that founded the Singer sewing machine company.  Singer Island was named for Paris Eugene Singer, the famous developer of Palm Beach and 23rd child of Isaac Singer, the sewing machine magnate. It is said that Singer Island was

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