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Whole Foods Market is hosting a lifestyle talk July 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm by Tara Harmon.  Join Harmon, coffee specialist from Whole Foods Market, in an engaging talk on how coffee, chocolate, and even java alternatives may benefit your health.
 
Tara Harmon has been in the health food industry for over 10 years and worked with coffee for over 14 years.  She is an energetic speaker with an incredible passion for food and how it has the power to heal our lives.  She will be discussing and sharing stories of various food origins and how they help your body.

Mayo Clinic’s recent studies have found no connection between coffee and an increased risk of cancer or heart disease.  Citing earlier studies, poor coffee has had a long history of being blamed for many…

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Four pin location options for the par-3 15th. Photo courtesy of the PGA of America.

At last week’s British Open, several golfers complained about the pin placement on several holes. Well if they want to complain about the pin placement next month at the PGA Championship, it might be hard to blame just one person.

That’s because, for the first time in history, fans will get to select where the pin will be placed on one hole at Oak Hill Country Club, sight of golf’s fourth and final major of 2013.

Thought up by North Palm Beach resident Jack Nicklaus and Kerry Haigh, the PGA’s chief communications officer, fans will get to select from four pin placement options on the 181 yard, par-3 15th hole. Nicklaus, who built the courses at Lost Tree Village in…

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The Eissey Campus Theatre, located on the campus of Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens, will host the 22nd annual Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival this Saturday, July 27 at 8pm.

The performance will include music by Mozart, Stravinsky, Villa-Lobos, and Dohnanyi. In addition to the Saturday night performance, there will be a Friday night performance on the campus of Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach.

Formed in 1992, the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival has been witnessed by over 2000 patrons annually throughout Palm Beach County. The festival is dedicated to providing Palm Beach County residents with classical concerts of the highest quality and giving local musicians the oportunity to play in front of audiences thoughout the…

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Photo courtesy of Jupiter Summerfest.

Saturday July 27, at the Abacoa Town Center in Jupiter, indulge in unlimited beer samples, a wine garden and delicious food from local restaurants.  Jupiter Summerfest is not only for craft beer lovers.  The event will feature tastings of different summer white wines and reds from E&J Gallo Winery.

Food pairings offered by Sweets Seafood, Steaks, Sushi, Jumby Bay Island Grill, Food Shack, Costello’s Trattoria, Burger Bar and Das Bieggarten will be available for purchase.

Music will be an integral part of the festival with live music beginning at 3:00pm.  National recording artist Corey Smith will perform at Jupiter Summerfest. The performance begins at 8:00pm.  Doors open at 7:00pm for Corey Smith.  He has been deemed one…

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Eleven baseball teams from throughout the Southeast United States and the Bahamas will be descending on Palm Beach Gardens this week for a regional baseball tournament. Starting Thursday and running through the weekend, the tournament will be held at the Gardens Park ball fields near city hall.

Expected to draw hundreds of players, coaches, and parents to the area during the traditionally slow summer season, the regional 12-and-under tournament is one of the many baseball and softball events the city of Palm Beach Gardens hosts annually.

Teams participating in the 12-and-under tournament include teams from Florida's Suwannee and Manatee counties and the host Palm Beach Gardens All Stars. Other teams competing include teams from Georgia, North…

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Northern Palm Beach County’s popular open-air restaurant and retail center, Downtown at the Gardens – best known for its modern shops and trendy eateries – has stepped back in time. Way back.

A pair of wayward dinosaurs has made their way to Downtown Park, grazing amid an abundant supply of tropical trees and plants. The dinosaur duo took a detour on the way the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, where they will star in a whimsical dinosaur garden created by Ashem, a landscape-design firm in Delray Beach, to entertain sick boys and girls.

Those with an interest in seeing the prehistoric creatures need not fear, as the two on display resemble the brontosaurus and the triceratops – both herbivores. They…

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On August 17, the eighth annual Anchorage Aweigh Fishing Tournament will be held at Anchorage Park in North Palm Beach.

Teams will consist of a captain and three anglers and there will be inshore and offshore divisions for both adults and juniors. Offshore fish will include kingfish, dolphin, wahoo, grouper, and mutton snapper. Inshore fish will include trout, sheep head, and snapper.

The entry fee is $150 per boat before August 12. After that, the entry fee will go up to $200 per boat. There will also be a Kayak Division this year with a $35 entry fee before August 12 and a $45 entry fee after.

Weigh in will take place at Anchorage Park between 12pm and 3pm with a awards picnic following starting at 5pm. For more information on the fishing…

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Seattle based Nordstrom, Inc. announced plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at the Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach.  The 35,000 square foot store is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2014.

Palm Beach Outlets is a 900,000 square foot retail center in Palm Beach County.  Easily accessible from I-95 on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, just minutes from the ideal Jupiter/Tequesta area.  It will feature 80 – 100 outlet stores and an adjacent retail center with “a dynamic mix of tenants”.

Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, Inc. offering a wide range of on-trend clothing, accessories and shoes.  The Rack carries merchandise from Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com at an everyday savings of 30 – 70% off regularly priced items.

The first…

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The third annual Pontiki Conch Bar Jam music event will be held on Saturday at the Tequesta Sand Bar. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway just north of Indiantown Road, the event will feature music by Big Vince and the Phat Cats, Moska Project, and Seagrape Shouldjah's. There will also be a BBQ featuring Cheney Brothers, Confederate Smoke Competition, and Tree Locators.

Each year the festival picks a charity to recieve a portion of the proceeds. This year they have chosen the Big Dog Ranch Rescue which is a unique no-kill dog rescue located in Wellington. Big Dog's mission is to provide shelter, care, and affection to homeless and unwanted dogs of all breeds and to adopt them out to loving homes.

Tickets for the event start at $10 for…

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Back in the early 1960’s, cattlemen would drive herds down Indiantown Road from Pratt & Whitney towards the Burt Reynolds Ranch in Jupiter Farms.  Florida had an outbreak of “fever ticks” that was deadly to cattle.  Florida’s cattlemen began to lose cattle and their means to make a living.

The southern fever tick epidemic was introduced to Florida from Texas cattle and nearly cost the cattle industry $10,000,000. The USDA implemented a mandatory cattle-dipping program.  This was a period of “open range”, meaning no fence laws and the cattle roamed freely.

The Florida Cattleman’s Association also  supported “cattle dipping program”.  The dipping program required every cow in South Florida to be rounded up and drove to the nearest pen with a dipping solution…

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