April 2013

There are 36 blog entries for April 2013.


Celebrate EARTH WEEK with the Town of Jupiter at ECOFEST on Saturday, April 27, from 11:00am – 4:00pm at Riverwalk Events Plaza (under the Indiantown Road Bridge). The event will focus on recycling and earth friendly food and crafts.  This is a FREE event for the family with an abundance of entertaining events planned -  including  live music, arts and crafts, food vendors, kayak and paddle boarding demonstrations, and a free fishing clinic. This will be the town’s first earth friendly family festival and 4,000 people are anticipated.

Today, April 22, 2013, is EARTH DAY!  Over one billion people in 192 countries are taking action in their communities and helping depict “The Face of Climate Change”.  Do something to lower your carbon footprint.  We, at…
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Going into this past weekend, Team USA was undefeated when a Fed Cup Qualifier was held in the state of Florida, including 2-0 in Delray Beach. After this weekend, the perfect record stayed intact.  

tennis_300The United States defeated Sweden 3-2 at the Delray Beach Tennis Center to earn a spot in the 2014 Fed Cup World Group. Palm Beach Gardens residents Venus and Serena William lead the way with two of the three wins for the U.S. side.

Serena, the world’s number one player, defeated Sofia Arvidsson 6-2 and 6-1 on Sunday, giving the American side a 2-1 lead. That win set up the opportunity for Venus to clinch the victory for Team USA. Venus defeated Johanna Larsson 6-3 and 7-5 to take a 3-1 lead and ultimately advance Team USA to the Fed Cup World Group.

The US…
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Waterfront Properties and Club Communities continues to stay intrinsically connected to the finest residential luxury real estate professionals in the world.  On Sunday April 21, 2013, Rob Thomson, Managing Partner of Waterfront Properties, and a team from Waterfront, will be attending the 11th Annual Spring Conference in Carmel, CA. This invitation only event is one of the premiere conferences in the industry.

Known for the last 25 years as a “global collection of the finest luxury brokers in the world” the Luxury Real Estate network is a group of 70,000 international professionals, who collectively sell in excess of $104 billion of real

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photo courtesy of: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Of course, we have over 47 miles of awesome Atlantic Ocean coastline.  Did you know that our area has well over 100 miles of freshwater canals, rivers and lakes?  So when you are done fishing, swimming, diving, snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, boating, or just sunning on the beach or by the pool - how about an evening of excellent theater or the arts?

Join the arts and cultural scene in Palm Beach County, “where culture has found its place in the sun.” As the official agency, for arts and cultural development, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County supports arts education and provides grants to cultural organizations and artists.  They know where all the fun events are, unique galleries, museums,…
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Lifeguard Tower

The famous Peanut Island is getting a new addition to its shores! For all of the fun-goers that come to Peanut Island, you can breathe a little easier when it comes to swimming around the island. A brand new lifeguard station will be opening on the island later this month. 

Peanut Island’s five, fulltime lifeguards that serve and protect and now they will have new $100,000, hurricane proof headquarters. The new, 12-foot by 12-foot, cinder block building is going to be a hefty step up from the trailer they were calling home for the past decade. The new building will provide the lifeguards with more than 80 square feet of additional space. There will be enough room for a swimmer or person with heat exhaustion to come inside for treatment.

The new

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Turtle Trot 5K 2013

The Town of Jupiter is bringing back its beloved, annual Turtle Trot. This is the 23rd annual Turtle Trot 5K and it sure to set the bar high!

Runners from all over the area come out to run from Carlin Park down the beach road (A1A) to the Jupiter Inlet and back. Thereare 15 age groups for the race and the top 3 male and top 3 female runners from each group will take home awards. Some of the new things to look forward to this year in the race include group registration and the kid’s fun run! The group registration allows for 3 or more runners to run together as a team, the team with the most participants will win an award. For the kids, the fun run is a mile long run that is not timed. It is perfect for kids 11 and under!

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Waterfront Properties and Club Communities own Abraham Kamor won the member-guest Tennis Championship at Admirals Cove. Competing with his partner Matt Weague, the two won the championship this past weekend. The tournament consisted of 20 teams of Admirals Cove Tennis Club members and their guests.

There were three flights with the winners of each flight advancing to the semi-finals. Abraham and his partner Matt won their flight before winning their semi-final and championship matches.

For more information on this event, as well as other events that are held at Admirals Cove throughout the year, visit www.admiralscove.net.

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Did you know that four of the world’s largest security firms now have their international or U.S. headquarters in Palm Beach County!  Security is what they do and they have chosen Palm Beach County to home for their headquarters.

Garda Cash Logistics is a subsidiary of Garda World Security, one of the leading cash logistics and security solutions firms in the world. “At one time companies, like Garda, were used strictly to move cash back and forth between bank and customer.  Nowadays, banks, financial institutions and smart retailers need and expect their cash to move at the same speed as debit, credit card and payment data.”  Garda Cash Logistics relocated from California to South Florida.

Geo Group is the world’s leading provider of correctional,…
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Boston Marathon Explosions

Three people died and more than 150 were injured after two explosions ripped toward the finish line of the Boston Marathon.  Reactions poured in from around the world today on the twin bombing in Boston:

PAKISTANI TALIBAN: denied any role in the bombings at the Boston Marathon.  The group’s representative, Ahsanullah Ahsan, denied involvement in a telephone call with the Associated Press from an undisclosed location.

FRENCH PRESIDENT – FRANCOIS HOLLANDE: sent his condolences to the families of the victims and expressed “Frances’s total solidarity” with the American people and authorities.

MAYOR OF LONDON – BORIS JOHNSON:  “The bombings in Boston are shocking, cowardly and horrific, and the thoughts of all Londoners this morning will be the victims. 

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Burt Reynold's Ranch in Jupiter Farms

The property located at 16133 Jupiter Farms Road in Jupiter has a long history.  It is rumored to have been a gangster hideout in the 1920’s and was owned by legendary actor Burt Reynolds in the 1980’s.  Notorious gangster Al Capone built the original home on the property in 1923.  Reynolds owned the ranch for years and shot scenes from the immensely successful “Smokey and the Bandit” movie, as well as scenes from the television series “B.L. Stryker” there.  He also married television actress Loni Anderson at the chapel on the grounds in 1988. In addition to the movie studio, the ranch also had a petting zoo!

Burt Reynold's Ranch in Jupiter FarmsThe Palm Beach County School District bought the land for $3.8 million in 1999.  For the past ten years, the property has been a “much hoped

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