May 2012

There are 29 blog entries for May 2012.

Summer is almost here and for those of you with kids, summer camp is a great solution to entertaining your children. Palm Beach County is chock full of summer camps for kids in elementary, middle and high school. The camps are often divided up into different categories including art, music, sports, educational, city and county camps. 

The art camps will focus on enhancing skill in singing, dancing and the areas of drama and theater. Sports camps are a popular choice in Florida, where kids can pick from basketball, baseball, soccer, football, tennis, water sports and more. Some of the educational camps will enrich skills such as research, creativity and etiquette. Miscellaneous camps often include team building activities and some of them are focused for

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Jupiter, Florida has been ranked number #9 out of 15 of America’s Happiest Seaside Towns according to Coastal Living Magazine, June 2011!  The lifestyle and travel magazine advises readers of the country’s happiest places to live on United States coastline.  They have based their standard on a few key factors including the Gallup Healthways Well Being-Index, the number of sunny days, low crime index, beach quality, great education opportunities, as well as other factors. 

The quality of Jupiter’s broad beaches and luxurious amenities helped to position the prosperous seaside town into the top ten of America’s most wanted places to reside.  Jupiter has been described as “easygoing and low key”.  Jupiter is nestled just north of the island of Palm Beach

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The Winner's Circle

This week from May 17-19 is the Mike Schmidt & HMY Winner’s Circle Invitational. This is a fishing tournament held at the Bimini Bay Resort on the Island of Bimini in the Abaco Islands, Bahamas. Mike Schmidt, a hall of fame baseball player, founded this charity in 2000. He decided to combine his love for angling and passion to fight cystic fibrosis. The Winner’s Circle is now on its 13th year and has raised over $1.5 million to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This year the tournament has been expanded a little bit. Schmidt has included HMY Yachts as a co-host to the tournament as well as the Cleveland Clinic of Florida and the Marine Industry Education Foundation, which benefits the Riviera Beach Maritime Academy for the training of students for

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The exact day has not yet been pin pointed, but some of the best analysts have been throwing out several predictions as to when the groundbreaking event will occur, the initial public offering (IPO) of Facebook. 

If you don’t know much about the company here is a quick break down. Facebook is a social networking company that was established in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg is a 28-year old multi-billionaire ($17.5 billion to be exact). He studied computer science at Harvard University where he and some of his college classmates created “thefacebook.com” which was a website intended to put the students at Harvard in touch with one another and allow them to share photos and information which would help them

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The West Palm Beach Library

On May 2, the West Palm Beach Library Foundation hosted an unbelievably successful gala. The gala was held at the Mandel Public Library in West Palm Beach to honor Barbara and Morton Mandel. The Mandel Foundation recently donated $5 million to rear the library system and kick-start its new programs. 

The theme of the gala was “Imagine.” Teams of volunteers worked together to convert the library into a wonderland. The children’s area of the library was transformed into the dining room, where the tables were lined with pages from used books and donned handcrafted centerpieces. 150 guests enjoyed a three-course dinner catered by Sandy James Fine Foods, and the Wine Trade Inc. donated the wines for the evening. A beautiful chocolate cake with an image of

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If you haven’t made your way over to the Sailfish Marina on Singer Island, add it to your list of things to do in South Florida! The Sailfish Marina has something for everyone and for all ages. Anyone who has visited the Sailfish Marina can describe the scenery: the aquamarine waters brimming with tropical fish, a myriad of million dollar yachts, and picturesque docks overlooking Peanut Island and the famous Palm Beach Island. The Sailfish Marina also boasts a great open-air restaurant, a ship store and even a resort.  

The Sailfish Marina

Every Thursday night at the Sailfish Marina is the Sunset Celebration. This tropical evening always begins at 6 pm and is free to enter. Lining the seawall are local artists and vendors. You will see a wide range of art that has been

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The lovely, gated community of Prosperity Harbor is snuggled among a series of canals west of the Intracoastal Waterway offering scenic views from patios and balconies.

The North Palm Beach real estate comprises 125 exquisite homes with a rich, tropical vibe. The homes range from three to five bedrooms and have amenities including private swimming pools with spas and boat docks. Prosperity Harbor offers a community pool, a clubhouse and jogging trails.

Nearby attractions include John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, Shoppes of Oakbrook, Harbour Financial Center, Prosperity Center and PGA Plaza. Just down PGA Boulevard from the North Palm Beach homes for sale are The Gardens Mall and Downtown at the Gardens.

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Rory McIlroy is already considered a golf legend at the young age of 23. He began his practice at the age of 2, in his home country of Ireland.  McIlroy learned his craft following his father, Gerry McIlroy, a good golfer himself and from that moment on he was “hooked”.  By the age of 15, in 2005, McIlroy won both the West of Ireland Championship and the Irish Close Championship becoming the youngest to ever win these titles.  By 2006, he won the European Amateur Tour and with several wins andchampionships underneath his belt he continued his climb to the top. 

McIlroy has played among the world’s most revered golfers, including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood and KeeganBradley. In 2011, he took the title as the U.S. Open champion, which was

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No two homes are alike at Palm Beach Country Estates. The homes for sale at in Palm Beach Gardens were built on large lots in custom style with lots of open areas in which to roam.

The coveted Palm Beach Gardens real estate has a voluntary landowners association that maintains the entryway and puts on annual events for residents. There is no homeowners association.

While offering a peaceful, off-the-beaten-path, country-style environment, Palm Beach Country Estate is close to shopping malls, restaurants and venues such as Roger Dean Stadium. A golf course is located near the entrance to the property.

The three- to six-bedroom homes span between 1,700 and 6,500 square feet and have features including split-bedroom floorplans, volume ceilings and

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