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The arts and culture scene in Palm Beach County is as sophisticated as any one might find in a large metropolitan area. This area offers museums, theater, opera and other performing arts. Families with children will find local a science museum and planetarium, zoo, sporting events, parks and playgrounds and more providing tons of family fun. Grown-ups have their own playground to enjoy with numerous golf courses, tennis, boating and spectacular natural beauty to discover.

The Cultural Council of the Palm Beaches is a body art advocacy suggesting things to do in any of the 39 cities and towns like Palm Beach and Jupiter. In Addition to the 47 miles of beaches in Palm Beach County, appreciate the cultural scene hitting high notes at the Kravis

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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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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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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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Treat Mom to an extra special brunch for Mother’s Day at one of the many top rated restaurants in Palm Beach County. Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the moms everywhere, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.

Mother's Day remains one of the biggest days for sales of flowers, greeting cards, and the like; it is also the biggest holiday for long-distance telephone calls.  Listed below are a handful of Palm Beach County favorite eateries to try.   

Express how much you appreciate your Mother by setting up a reservation at The Pelican Café located in Lake Park or Stuart.  Enjoy upscale American fare and authentic Italian cuisine; Eggs Benedict, juicy gourmet burgers, Tuscan style pizzas, pasta,

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Have you ever been up close and personal with a long legged pink bird?  If not, the opportunity exists at the Palm Beach Zoo.  The impressive Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society,1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405 has made the opportunity to feed flamingos a reality!

Each afternoon the 'Flamingo Experience' at the Palm Beach Zoo offers clientele an intimate encounter for just $35 a person.  A maximum of eight guests are escorted into a sequestered feeding area where the Chilean Flamingos come out to meet their fans. Touching the elegant birds is not encouraged, but the flamingos can touch you with their nares. Obviously, they don't have hands so they check out the everything with their mouths.

The flamingo snack/meal is on the menu

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Jupiter Island mansion sold for a drastically reduced price after nearly four years on the market.  International icon, Céline Dion, has finally found the perfect buyer for her multimillion-dollar home.  After trying to sell her Florida estate for $72.5 million for years it will now finally close for $38.5 million.

Dion and her husband, René Angélil, built the stunning oceanfront mansion in 2010.  Sadly, Angélil, died of cancer last year.

A Canadian real estate broker helped sell the property, along with a real estate broker in Florida. The identify the new owner has not been disclosed but said the American buyer wanted the property as a vacation home. The $38.5 million transaction finalized last week.

For more information on other homes

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When I grew up, Saturday entailed us mowing and weeding.  Not quite my American dream, or that of my brothers as young teens, but we had a lush green lawn and it was every suburbanites dream. To some, a lawn is the crowning glory of their South Florida home. Yet to others it is a tremendous hit on their checkbook.

Everyone loves the appearance of an impeccable lawn.  Don’t you enjoy the smell of fresh cut grass and the feel of it under bare feet.  The cost to maintain it, mowing, edger’s, mowers, aerators, chemicals and fertilizers.  This is the bare minimum to achieve a beautiful lawn or hiring a lawn service.

Lawn service can be a tremendous hit on the checkbook. Studies show that well maintained landscaping can add 15% to the value of a home. 

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A healthy lifestyle is crucial to a long and healthy life. Developing healthy eating habits is not as baffling or as restrictive as many people imagine. The essential steps are to eat mostly foods derived from plants such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes and limit highly processed food. Most people in Palm Beach County strive to have a healthy lifestyle.

Vegetarian diets are low in cholesterol, saturated fats, high in fiber and folate, with zero animal protein.  It has been studied that in western countries most vegetarians live longer than most non-vegetarians live. They have substantially reduced risks for heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure and reduced risks for such cancers, particularly lung cancer and colon cancer.

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Enjoy springtime in Palm Beach County by attending one of the area’s Easter Egg Hunts from Jupiter to Delray Beach.  April is an exciting and fun month to celebrate with spring festivals and egg hunts for the entire family.  Easter bunnies, colorful baskets and running around for decorated eggs are not the only things planned, there are many other fun family-friendly events to engage in.

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JUPITER EASTER EGG HUNT

When: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Where: Jupiter Community Park, 3377 Church Street, Jupiter

Details: 9:30 a.m. The hunts are for children 10 and younger, who will be divided into the following age groups: 1 & younger, 2-3, 4-6, 7-10. The family event will have

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