April 2013

There are 36 blog entries for April 2013.

An Australian golfer had never won the Masters. That was until this past weekend, when Adam Scott ended two streaks. Scott won his first major championship in his 48th attempt and brought his native country of Australia its first ever green jacket.

Scott wins in Playoff- Scott defeated Angel Cabrera in the second playoff hole on Sunday to get that first major championship that had seem to escape him over the past few years. After both Scott and Cabrera pared the first playoff hole, the moved to the 10th hole for the second. The same hole that brought us the famous Bubba Watson shot out of the trees last year didn’t bring quite the drama this year, but did end the tournament. Both players hit their approach shot to within 15 feet of the hole and while…
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Legacy Place Food and Wine Festival

The Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation is bringing back their annual Food and Wine Festival to Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens! The evening will be filled with wonderful food, wine pairings, an atmosphere of friendly people and flowing music. The wine comes from vineyards around the world and the best local restaurants in the area bring the food.  

Legacy Place Food and Wine Festival 2012!“We are thrilled to once again bring what has grown into a much anticipated event to Palm Beach Gardens,” said Mary Lou Fogarty, Legacy Place property manager. “This has become a signature event and one that supports a very worthwhile cause.” The proceeds benefit the American Lung Association’s educational programs and services. The Food and Wine Festival has been very successful in raising tremendous

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Super Yacht Azzam

YES, PRIVATE!  Its name is “Azzam” and at 590 feet long, it has officially bumped Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s (owner of popular English soccer team Chelsea Football Club) yacht, the 536 foot “Eclipse” from its number one ranking.  German yacht builder, Lurssen, launched the super-yacht days ago, from a shipyard in Bremen, Germany and it is now the prevailing motor yacht in the world.

No comment as to the ownership of the vessel, reports speculate that the owner is likely a member of the Saudi royal family.  The name “Azzam”, which mean “dedication” in Arabic, serves as a clue to the boat’s ownership.  The buyer gave a brief description of what they wanted which was “to build a large luxury yacht with innovative and timeless design that would be

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The Miami Heat are getting ready to make another playoff run this year in hopes of successfully defending their NBA Championship and the town of Jupiter wants you to get in on the fun.

aaa_300The town is sponsoring a bus trip to see Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and the rest of the Miami Heat compete in Game 1 of the NBA's Eastern Conference Playoffs. Cost of the event is $60 for Jupiter residents and $81 for non Jupiter residents and will include your game ticket, round-trip bus transportation, and light snacks.

The time and date of the game are pending and will be announced when the playoff schedule is released. To purchase tickets to watch the Miami Heat in action with your fellow South Florida residents call the Jupiter Community Center at (561) 741-2400 or

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marina-district_388The 10-block long Marina District in Riviera Beach that stretches from Blue Heron Boulevard to the Port of Palm Beach will undergo a major redevelopment over the next few years. There is a lot of talk that it will increase market value, with the goal to revitalize the beautiful waterfront area and make it another great area for Singer Island residents and guests to go and enjoy all that South Florida has to offer.

Included in the redevelopment is the addition of 150 new boat slips as well as a re-construction of the Marina, new restaurants, hotel, retail, and office space, and new housing. Bicentennial Park and Newcomb Hall will also undergo reconstruction.

Renovations have already started in the marina and everything is expected to be completed in phases

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PGA National Resort and Spa will play host to the 3rd Annual Caring Fore Cadets Charity Golf Tournament on April 27. The tournament will be held on the newly re-opened Jim Fazio designed Fazio course.

pga_national_club2_3456The event, put on by The West Point Parent Club of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast, is put on to help raise money for area military cadets attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The group raises money to help support the cadets through care packages, birthday gift cards, send-off picnics, and annual cadet activities.

The West Point Parent Club of the Palm Beaches' mission is to provide assistance, encouragement and support to the U.S. Military Academy cadets in a service area that spans from Vero Beach to Boca Raton. Currently the

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The Medalist Golf Club will be hosting the 2013 Hanley Center Golf Classic on Monday, April 15. The Hanley Center Golf Classic is one of only a select number of tournaments that are held at Medalist Golf Club.

golf2-1_282_04The Hanley Center is one of the largest and most comprehensive nonprofit addiction treatment centers in the country. They focus on a 12-step recovery program with a powerful clinical component. The Hanley Center is known for its gender and age specific addiction treatment and is specialized for adolescents, young adults, older adults, families, as well as instances of relapse. Recently the Hanley Center has created new treatment groups for baby boomers and senior citizens.

Entry for the Hanley Center 2013 Golf Classic is $1000 and will include

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Beach Party 1963
Annette Funicello, who won America’s heart as a 12 year old in Mickey Mouse ears in the original Mickey Mouse Club and star of numerous “beach party” films in the 1960’s,  has died.   Funicello, who was 70, passed away “peacefully from complications due to multiple sclerosis, a disease she battled for over 25 years” according to a Disney statement.

Walt Disney personally discovered Annette, while she was dancing lead in a production of “Swan Lake” in Burbank, CA and she was the last of the 24 cast members chosen for “The Mickey Mouse Club”.  Funicello quickly became one of the most popular Mouseketeers and in 1992, she was inducted as a Disney Legend.

Beach Party 1963The most enduring images of Funicello may be of her in a swimsuit in the slightly spicy beach party movies

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Deep Sea Fishing in the Mike Schmidt Tournament

This May is the 14th annual Mike Schmidt & HMY Winner’s Circle Invitational. The tournament has made a splash for years bringing in big fish and big money for charity.  Brought to us by hall of fame baseball star, Mike Schmidt and HMY Yachts. Some of the other underwriters for Winner’s Circle Charities include: the Cleveland Clinic of Florida and the Marine Industry Education Foundation, a maritime academy, which trains students for furture boating-careers. 

These generous chairmen united their love for angling and passion to fight cystic fibrosis. This is the 14th annual Winner’s Circle. After so many successful years this foundation has raised almost $2 million to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 

ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT: 

Winner's Circle CharitiesThe Winner’s Circle

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Masters week is finally here, and as golf fans turn their attention to the season’s first major, let’s take a look back at the final tune-up event before the green jacket is handed out.

Marin Laird has spent much of the past year working on his game. Laird entered the week ranked 157th in the FedEx Cup Standings after missing four of eight cuts this year. Starting the day four shots behind round 3 leader Billy Horschel, Laird picked the perfect time to turn everything around and get hot.

jl-old_trail4-1_2592Laird, who broke the streak of 14 consecutive week of American wins on the tour, shot a course record tying 63 to secure his first win in over two years. With the win, not only did Laird jump all the way up to number 18 in the FedEx Cup standings but he punched his ticket

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