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It can be extremely warm in the South Florida summer and one must drink plenty to stay hydrated. No, not the frozen umbrella drinks or ice-cold brews, but h2o, good old-fashioned water. It's a simple question without an easy answer. We know that water is essential to good health, yet requirements vary individual to individual. So, how much water is enough?

First thing, your water intake needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are and where you live.  To function appropriately, the body must replenish its water supply by ingesting drinks and foods that encompass water. The Mayo Clinic reported, “Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. For your body to function properly, you

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This coming Monday, August 21, 2017, a historic solar eclipse will be sweeping across the nation from Oregon to South Carolina. According to researchers, “a crescent fire will briefly burn in the South Florida sky as the moon covers 80 percent of the sun in this historic solar eclipse, painting a dark swath coast to coast.”

This type of eclipse is so rare, the last total solar eclipse in the United States occurred 99 years ago. The sun’s orbit will be blocked by the moon casting a shadow over the country throughout different times of the day. Experts say, that the shadow will be like “moments of night in the middle of the day.” Onlookers can expect to hear the birds stop chirping and the crickets begin as all of nature will take on the couple moments

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Florida is known for its beautiful weather and beaches.   South East Florida’s temperatures have been hotter than normal, fueled by a lack of rain, resulting in sun-parched, humid days. A high-pressure system over the Atlantic, combined with Saharan dust drifting more than 4,000 miles from Africa,  is making it feel like 90 degrees by mid morning. Trying to keep cool on these rare days can be a challenge. With higher chances of rain this week expect  some relief from the summer heat.  While waiting for the rains to come, it’s imperative that South Floridian's try to keep cool and hydrated.  It is advisable to keep out of the sun during peak periods, wear sunscreen, hats and protective clothing to avert heat-related complications.  A good

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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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You’ve been looking forward to a spring vacation from the ice and cold for months and the time has finally come to pack.  Here in Palm Beach County you’ll need a swim suit, sunglasses, sandals, and broad spectrum sunblock. Protecting your skin from the sun’s UVA/UVB rays is important while sunbathing in the “Sunshine State”.

Palm Beach County is home to exclusive areas like Jupiter Island and Palm Beach. The beaches and real estate in this area is second to none.  Palm Beach County also has charming seaside towns of Jupiter, Juno Beach, Delray and Boca Raton, which are also prized for their incredible homes and condos on the beach, Intracoastal Waterway and Loxahatchee River.  The abundance of sparkling blue waterways, beaches, as well as the real

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This coming Saturday, deep in the beautiful, Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound, will be an evening event of stargazing, delicious food, live music and friends. Held by the “Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park is “An Evening Under The Stars.” 

Park members and non-park members are invited to join in on this incredible evening. Tucked back in the darkest part of the park will be a party. The party will offer tasty BBQ, refreshing drinks, live music and games BUT the star of the show will be the high powered and ultra high tech telescopes. The Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches will provide these super telescopes. 

The purpose of hosting the party in the darkest part of the park is to be the furthest away from any light pollution

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Embrace your inner Zen with relaxing yoga, breathtaking views of a Floridian sunset and the sounds of the ocean. The beloved yoga and salt room of Jupiter, Breathe Salt Yoga, will be hosting its very first sunset yoga class this Thursday evening at DuBois Park. 

The class will gather at the northwest point, also known as “Coconut Point”, of the park. All that Breathe Salt Yoga asks you to bring is your mat and water bottle and a smile! 50% of proceeds from this class will support the historical Dubois House and its preservation. DuBois Park is an extremely extraordinary place and locals are devoted to preserving and caring for it. It is the perfect place to reconnect with your body, mind and nature. 

The sunset yoga class is open to all experience

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For a different adventure for yourself or yourself with family and friends, you must venture out to the Arthur R. Marshal Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton Beach! The refuge is located just north of the lush and lively Everglades. The refuge is a dedicated organization that is devoted to preserving the wildlife of the Florida Everglades.

What makes the Arthur R. Marshal Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge so special is that not only do they serve a great cause but it is a fun place to learn, visit and give back to our native environment. The refuge prides itself on preserving animals like the endangered snail kite, the wood stork and the formerly endangered American alligator. When you enter through the main entrance of the park you will

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Green Cay Wetlands is a stunning nature preserve in Boynton Beach, Florida. The preserve spans 100 acres and is home to beautiful estuaries, waterways, mangrove swamps and hundreds of species of animals, fish, insects and plants. 

Green Cay Wetlands feature miles of boardwalk that soar over the water and the swamps, perfect for viewing the scenery that surrounds. Along with the acres of beautiful nature, the miles of boardwalk there is also the Green Cay Nature Center. The Nature Center features a number of great exhibits for kids and adults alike. Some of the exhibits you can see here include a demonstration of the water cycle, a turtle pond, frog terrariums, a gator hole with hatchling gators and a wetland diorama. 

This Sunday Green Cay Wetlands

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For most of the year Floridians are able to enjoy the beach, warm weather and sandals but when the cooler temperatures come through it is a celebration for the locals. A cold front passing through the state will bring cool weather throughout the week. 

The cool weather front cold front is moving over the state today and tomorrow and will bring the “overnight lows into the 50s for much of Palm Beach County with the extreme coastal areas in the low 60s.” 

The experts from the National Weather Service in Miami are predicting a low of 63 degrees for tonight (Friday) and steady cool temperatures throughout the week as well. Experts also warn local swimmers and surfers of strong tides and rip currents. “High pressure will dominate the long term period

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