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Wellington, a village in Palm Beach County located west of West Palm Beach is known to many for its beautiful parks, inviting neighborhoods, great schools, and all things equestrian.

Wellington is known as the Equestrian Capital of the World and the most popular destination for the equestrian life-style. Wellington is home to the Palm Beach International Polo Club and the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

Polo is a game played on horseback between two teams, who use mallets to drive a wooden ball down the field to score between two goal-posts against the opposing team. Polo is the oldest of equestrian sports.

The Palm Beach International Polo Season officially starts December 31st and runs until late April. The club was created by the

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Winterfest Wellington is back tomorrow, this year featuring Vanilla Ice! The event takes place at the Wellington Amphitheater from 6- 10 p.m. This is the eighth year the town has put the festival on, but Wellington Chamber of Commerce director, Michela Green, says this is going to be their best year yet!

Winterfest kicks off when officials cut the lights and illuminate a big Christmas tree with hundreds of bulbs. There will be 20 music and dance performances leading up to featured artist Vanilla Ice. Vendors include exhibitors, retailers, food vendors, beer and margarita vendors, pet adoptions, interactive photo booths, and much more. 

One of the coolest parts of Winterfest is Blizzard Beach which is filled with snow! At Blizzard Beach, you can

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In October 2017, Americans purchased homes at the fastest pace in a decade- a 6.2% monthly increase nationally, and a 16% monthly increase in Palm Beach County, according to the Florida Realtors Association.

Why are people buying?

One contributing factor could be the result of the national interest rate on 30-year fixed mortgages continuing to drop. Last week mortgage rates dropped from 3.95% to 3.92% in comparison to 4.03% in 2016 (National Association of Realtors). Historically, lower mortgage rates have helped drive home sales and those looking to refinance the market.

A healthy job market and low national unemployment rate of 4.1% could also be driving people to purchase homes. Palm Beach County currently has a strong economy with areas

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The Village of Wellington is now known for being equestrian.  With its equestrian population and 57 miles of trails, it has exceptional facilities for riding and polo events. The village has earned the nickname of “The Winter Equestrian Capital of World”, drawing crowds to the largest horse show in the world from late January to mid-March at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The charming town also has many parks, sports fields, recreation center, up-to-date public library and "The Wellington Green" mall.  

Did you know that Wellington, was originally the world's largest strawberry patch?  The massive strawberry patch was on land called the Flying Cow Ranch.  "Flying" because the founder

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The Florida home of the Scripps Research Institute is located at 130 Scripps Way, Jupiter on the campus of South Florida's Florida Atlantic University Honors College. The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is one of the world's largest, private, non-profit research organization It is a non-profit biomedical research and education facility.   The main institute is headquartered in San Diego, California.  The Scripps Institute in home to over 3,000 scientists, technicians, graduate students and administrative staff and other staff making it one of the largest non-profit biomedical research institutes in the world.

Scripps Florida focus on basic biomedical research and drug discovery. Researchers using the latest cutting-edge technologies, focus on

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A summary of July 2017 existing home sales in South Florida  indicates sales data showing that housing market activity this July fell from last month, but improved from last year. 

Sales of homes on the market slipped to their lowest level of the year in July 2017. As the conversant undercurrents of "lean supply and enthusiastic demand lingers. It continues to strain the housing market, although it reached 5.44 million,” according to Association of Realtors  The Association of Realtors also noted “that it was down 1.3% from a downwardly-revised June pace. While July’s pace was 2.1% higher than a year ago, it was the lowest since last August”. 

NAR Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun stated in July, that “homes are selling fast, strong demand meant

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Put some fun in going back to school with a bash! Parents have a lot on their plate: mortgage payments, healthcare, caring for elderly parents, raising kids, just to name a few. As the new school year approaches, school age children face stressors too. Put some fun in going back to school with a bash! Kids will relax and enjoy several craft stations, snacks, treats, and so much more!

The Gardens Mall, Kids Club, in Palm Beach Gardens, meets each month for complimentary events for the entire family. This Saturday, August 19, 2017, join The Kids Club “Kids Back to School Bash” event. The club offers exclusive discounts, amenities, and invitations to special events. For infants and toddlers, The Gardens Mall Kids Clubhouse becomes the babies’

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Over 10,000 years ago Native American tribes began migrating into Florida. The tribes settling in modern-day Palm Beach  Florida. Juan Ponce de León, who led a European expedition in 1613 discovered Florida. He was the first non-Native American recorded to land modern day Jupiter area.

Jupiter is the northernmost town in Palm Beach County, Florida,  and  a fascinating community.  It has been chiseled by it’s the abounding coastal culture and plentiful waterways.  

Paddleboard  with sea turtles, manatees, dolphins and catch a glimpse of a multitude of birds on any given day.  Kayak or paddle your way through the mangrove estuaries and spot osprey, nesting pelicans, great blue heron, and a variety of other bird species.  Take the opportunity go

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Dining on a dime is part of our DNA, sometimes an inexpensive meal may hit the spot after a long day.  Dining out can cost you a small fortune, but it certainly doesn’t have to. It just takes a little pre-planning, Take a look at a couple of the best"cheap eats" in Palm Beach County for classic grub from pizza to burgers, to deli sandwiches. It’s never better time for budget eating it’s not just fast junk food but a quick balanced dinner option. You can get bargain-hunter great burgers or just a quick hot meal diners and luncheonettes. Here are the year’s best cheap eats Palm Beach County has to offer.

BurgerFi, Harbourside, 147 Soundings Avenue, Jupiter, FL.

BurgerFi is a healthy option people serving only the “finest natural, certified angus

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Image courtesy of Guanabana's Island Restaurant

Jupiter residents have been noticing the latest, state-of-the-art food truck around.  Guanabanas Island Restaurant and Bar is now on four wheels.  Cruising around the northern end of Palm Beach County, the Guanabanas mobile kitchen is offered for festivals and events in Palm Beach County. 

In the United States, the Texas chuck wagon is a pioneer to the modern day food truck. In 1866, a Texas cattle rancher tailored a sturdy old United States Army wagon with interior shelves and drawers.  It was stocked with kitchenware, medical supplies, water, dried beans, coffee, cornmeal, bacon, salted pork, beef, and other easy foods, which were easy to preserve.

A food truck is a large truck equipped to

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