Stuart

Designated as the Sailfish Capital of the World, Stuart can found just north of Tequesta, in Martin County. With plenty of opportunities to boat and fish, Stuart is bordered by the shimmering Atlantic Ocean, St. Lucie River, and the Intracoastal Waterway. A cultural paradise, Stuart's Historic Downtown District is home to authentic Florida architecture, galleries, a museum, and a variety of boutiques and outdoor cafes.

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This Saturday, March 25th, there will be a family fun beach cleanup at Stuart Beach from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
There will be live music, free food, yoga, raffles, and activities for children.
The cleanup is hosted by Citizens for Clean Water (C4CW), a 501(c)(3) organization based out of Jensen Beach. They will be providing everyone with trash bags and gloves.
The cleanup is just in time for sea turtle nesting season and coincides with C4CW’s goal of achieving clean water.
More info about C4CW here.

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Palm Beach County has lots of beautiful natural areas and preserves from Lake Okeechobee to the Atlantic Ocean. The Department of Environmental Resources Management (E.R.M.) manages” a range of environmental programs designed to protect, preserve, and enhance Palm Beach County’s natural resources, both on land and water. Fresh drinking water, unpolluted waterways, a large tree canopy, and controlling mosquito populations provide a welcoming outdoor tropical experience to snorkel and dive, visit sandy beaches, fresh or saltwater fish, kayak waterways, hike in the woods all while viewing wildlife in their natural habitat.”

To bring awareness to the community, the E.R.M. will host the annual family fun event known as the Natural Areas Festival.  Palm

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Courtesy of Festival of the Arts BOCA

The Festival of the Arts BOCA is an astonishing, multi-day cultural arts event bringing exhilaration and innovative experiences to Boca Raton. The festival begins March 2, 2017 and concludes March 12, 2017. The Festival of Arts Boca has won numerous awards including:  the “Muse Award” from The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, “Best Festival” by Boca Magazine and “Best Cultural Festival of 2014” from Palm Beach Illustrated. The Eleventh Anniversary season will continue to feature the finest in classical music, jazz, dance, film and authors. Spectators will enjoy some of the most sought after jazz and classical performers as well as well recognized authors.  Boca Raton, and the Palm Beaches, are Florida's

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Florida conjures up images of luxurious palatial homes, palm trees swaying in warm breezes, sparkling swimming pools, expansive stretches of sandy beaches, and seas of boats moored in harbors. It’s where luxury living has been elevated to its limits.  Thinking of moving to South Florida in 2017, consider the hot forecast for real estate in 2017.

Expect a hot year for home sales in 2017, per recent forecasts from the National Association of Realtors, the Mortgage Bankers’ Association, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and more.

NAR is predicting “existing-home sales to reach 6 million in 2017, higher than its 5.8 million forecast for this year. But other entities are even more bullish. MBA is predicting home sales to eclipse 6.5 million next year,

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Valentine's Day is a time of velvet hearts, chocolate sweets, romantic dinners, and love. It's not clear who the original Valentine was — there were several — but a saint's day with that name was established on the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar as early 1,500 years ago. There are indications that Valentine's Day may have originally been adopted in part to replace of the ancient pagan fertility festival of Lupercalia, which fell on February 13 to 15. By the time of Chaucer in the Middle Ages, the Valentine's Day had become associated with romantic love.

Many couples dream to go to Paris on their honeymoon or on Valentine's Day because the city is so well-known for its romantic walks along the Seine River, sidewalk cafe dining and the sparkling

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Now that the housing market has steadied after more than a decade of difficulties, this could be the perfect opportunity to invest in a home. It is said that South Florida is an earmarked real estate market and it’s driving the prices of real estate up. 

The Case-Shiller 20 City Index noted that home values rose 5.7%.  Leading economists think prices will continue to rise, at least in the interim. Nationally, Miami is considered one of the top 20 metropolitan cities with highest growth forecast.  Topping the list is another South Florida city, Tampa. 

The National Association of Realtors is forecasting a 4.4% increase in existing home prices and in 2017 an increase of 3.4%.  According to Miami Board of Realtors, “South Florida housing

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One of the first things many South Florida homebuyers look at when purchasing a new home is the kitchen. The kitchen can "make or break" a home.  In the Palm Beaches, indoor/outdoor living is paramount and the kitchen is the most trafficked room in the house. An upgraded kitchen can make your home stand above others and make it irresistible. 

If considering a kitchen renovation, building a new home, or just an update to your existing decor, take a look at the current design trends for 2016. Some of the hottest trends in kitchens these days, according to Forbes Magazine,  include hardwood floors, transitional styling and white in the kitchen. As a general rule of thumb, spend between 6-10% of the total

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The Stuart Air Show is a 3 day event featuring thrilling performances by nationally known performers as well as interesting and historical displays of aircrafts and vehicles. The 2016 Stuart Air Show will take to the air Friday, November 4, 2016 through Sunday, November 6, 216 at the Martin County Airport - Witham Field in Stuart, Florida. This amazing event, is made possible by hundreds of volunteers, community business partners and sponsors. There will be exciting aerobatic acts, jet demonstrations, WWII displays, a historic battle re-enactment, children's activities, and community displays that entertain, educate and capture the imaginations for everyone to enjoy. The Stuart Airshow draws 40,000 spectators annually and is the largest air show in…
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Every Sunday at the Historic Downtown Stuart Riverwalk is Rock’N Riverwalk! Rock’N Riverwalk is an open-air concert that takes place each Sunday from 1pm-4pm. Every week there is a different band playing their best tunes on the beautiful waterfront stage. 

Guests can come out to enjoy the festive live music, walk along the waterfront and eat and drink from all of the local vendors. You will find the freshest seafood served in street style and delicious hand crafted cocktails. For the kids you can stop by the Kilwin’s cart and grab a gourmet ice cream, fudge or chocolates. Not only is there amazing food and drink options but there will be tons of apparel available for sale as well. 

For more information about Rock’N Riverwalk Sundays or to see which

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Phipps Park is a beautiful and tranquil campground that rests aside the Okeechobee Waterway in Stuart, Florida. It is a small and private little park only reaching about 55 acres in size, but for what it lacks in size it makes up for in splendor. 

Unlike some of the bigger parks in the area, Phipps Park has maintained its small and close to nature feel. It offers its guests 18 RV parking sites equipped with electric, water and a dump station. Built in picnic areas are shaded by tall pine, oak and palms providing the perfect environment for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of work and business and reconnect with nature without having to leave town. 

Guests can enjoy both fresh and saltwater fishing year round, as you are only

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