The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Held auditions at the Improv for "The Wiz in an effort to attract local young talent throughout South Florida.  The production is scheduled to run at the Maltz from January 13 – February 1, 2015.

Andrew Kato, artistic director of Maltz, stated, “sometimes people are threatened to come to a theater because they feel it’s too formal, so the idea came to go to a non-traditional situation to see if we could bring out some people who would not otherwise come into a formal setting of a theater.”  A diverse group of talent ranging in ages from 12 to 21 auditioned for singing roles and many were invited back dance auditions.

The Wiz is a 1978 American musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F.…

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   The 4th Annual Mizner Park Downtown Drive Car Show is on tap for noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Mizner Park Amphitheater, 327 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. The display of vehicles will include antiques, classics, street rods, custom builds, racecars, sports cars, imports, hand-built cars and one-of-a-kind autos dating to the 1900s. A concert featuring the FAU Summer Concert Band, will follow at the amphitheater from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free, but you can make a donation to Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. For more information, please call 561-362-0606 or visit   

   Renowned marine…

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The home-improvement shows you see on TV make it look so easy. Buy a fixer- upper of a house with "good bones," and presto change-o, turn it into your dream home.

The reality, however, is that buying a fixer-upper is some serious work. One option is to hire someone to do the work, which is the way to go if you do not have the right experience for the job. However, it can be expensive, because you have to pay for labor. In addition, you cannot just check out and let the pro handle everything, because there may be a number of mistakes and miscommunications during a renovation.

Another option is to do the work yourself. You can save money on the labor, but the work will take significantly longer than a professional will. Too many homeowners think they are the…

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Show your beach cruiser some love.  Spruce it up with a basket (attach with zip ties) a new bell, or a new coat of paint.

Celebrate the Full Strawberry Moon on June 13.  American Indians believed the fruit was at its peak when the summer’s moon rose.    Drizzle berry sauce over fresh pound cake tonight.

Paint your porch, or maybe a few planted pots outside, in summer colors like orchid and citrus  It will brighten up your outdoor living space.

Tackle a beach obstacle course.  Set up your own or visit one. Hard Exercise Works, in Jupiter, offers daily obstacle course workouts and 5-week boot camps.

Customize a pair of basic white sneakers with doodles. Pull out the old paint pens and draw flowers or little fish, polka dots or zigzags.  Not feeling…

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June 6, 1944 was the day Western Allied forces landed in Normandy, France.  Just after midnight, the Allied assault upon Hitler’s European stronghold began.  The operation caught the Nazi high command off guard.  Low tides and very bad weather convinced them that an attack was unlikely.

Airborne infantry made the initial attack, more than 1,000 British bombers pummeled Normandy’s coastline.   The first confirmation of a large-scale attack did not arrive until 2:15 a.m. and news an invasion was in progress was not confirmed until 4:15 a.m.,  it was not until almost sunrise at 6:00 a.m. , when any doubt was removed, when the horizon was covered by an unbroken line of Allied warships.  

More than 160,000 Allied troops landed along the 50-mile stretch…

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New restaurant plans would be the latest in the area, with public boat slips, on the waterway near the Jupiter Inlet.

Demolishing, not renovating, is the latest plan for the now-vacant Brix Italian Fishery off U.S. 1, south of Jupiter Island, according to plans submitted to the Town Council of Jupiter.

The Town Council of Jupiter, last fall gave unanimous approval, for the owners to remodel the building. The plan includes outdoor seating and a public dock with nine boat slips on the Loxahatchee River, according to the plan submitted by Bjarne Borg, co-founder of the Stockholm-based Index Investment Co. that owns the property.

The original plan called for 350 seats and a 23-seat outdoor cabana bar with valet parking. This would also be North American…

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The owner of the beloved historic boathouse, known as the Sperry Boathouse, located in Jupiter Inlet Village is currently being re-wrapped for safety and preservation during hurricane season.  Did you know that the original boathouse was built in 1905 by William Sperry of S&H Green Stamps?

In 1853, the United States government began construction of the Jupiter Lighthouse.  It was one of the first locations selected for navigational aid by the U.S. Lighthouse Board.  No known inhabitants lived anywhere near the lighthouse area of construction.  All supplies had to be delivered by ship; many lives were lost by the treacherous coastline.  The lighthouse was completed in 1859. Other than light housekeepers and their families, Jupiter was a very desolate…

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