In the heart of Broward County rests Fort Lauderdale, also known as “Venice of America” for its intricate coordination of waterways and canals. Fort Lauderdale is a prominent ocean side city highlighted on enjoying the salt water and sun that is existing in South Florida, whether you are relaxing on the pristine white sandy beach, fishing or even golfing, there is endless temptations and fun for all ages. Fort Lauderdale is also stylish for its live entertainment, shopping, and delicious restaurants and has all the finest night clubs and bars.

You also have the prospect to take a step back into history by seeing the true residence of the Stranahan House, which has delicate interior filled with antiques or take a cruise down Las Olas Boulevard, why…

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The “Yachting Capital of the World” also referred to as Fort Lauderdale, Florida annually hosts, now its 55th year, Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 30-Novemebr 3, 2014. 

This show is considered to be a leading worldwide yachting event and fascinates a huge amount of international spectators as well as thousands of boating enthusiasts from Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East and every corner of the U.S. to the major in-water boat show location in the world.

The 55th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show displays an array of yacht manufacturers and designers to striking unusual cars and brokerage yachts. There will be a wide range of boats and sea vessels which include amazing super mega yachts, sport fishing boats,…

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A Harvard University study found that optimists are not only happier but 50% less likely to have heart disease, a heart attack or a stroke.    Decades of data indicate that people who are happy live longer and healthier lives.  Achieving contentment is something many people strive to achieve based on the $550 million Americans spend on self-help books and $1 billion on motivational speakers.

One explanation is behavioral.   Possibly, because optimists enjoy better health and live longer lives because they live healthier lifestyles.  These lifestyles lead to biological benefits such as lower stress hormones and less inflammation.  Now you have a reason to go outside and play a round of golf on some of the great golf courses in our area like Admirals…

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Step out and support a wonderful cause this week.  Food lovers are invited to a food and cocktail tasting from over 20 CityPlace restaurants during the “Taste of City Place” flavorful event supporting the Susan G. Komen South Florida Foundation. The event will take place at CityPlace, 700 Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, on Thursday, October 23 5:30pm - 9:00pm   Participants are encouraged to show support for breast cancer awareness by wearing pink to the event.

Foodies will not be disappointed.  Last year was a huge success!  City Place’s top restaurants and food focused shops samples included the finest Clams Casino from Deck’s Fish Market; mini chicken burritos from Moe’s Southwest Grill; sweetened custards from BurgerFi; pasta a la vodka from…

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Can you eat lionfish? This topic has been coming up frequently in South Florida since our waters are filled with the invasive lionfish species. The surprising answer is yes, society does consume lionfish and they are very enjoyable! Eating a non-native lionfish is great for numerous reasons.

It is a great seafood choice because by eliminating the non–native lionfish species helps save our beautiful reefs and the native fish can improve from the environmental burdens. Eating lionfish is actually a healthier choice than most other fish species that are regularly served in restaurants such as snapper, grouper and tuna. Lionfish have higher Omega 3 which are very healthy fatty acids and lower in saturated fats and in mercury too! Basically, by selecting…

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The Norton Museum in West Palm Beach, Florida has been refreshed and ready to show off its American and European displays.  The keepers of the museum have brought significant items out of storage and set on display, some of these collections have not been seen in over a decade, such as Michealangelo’s 500 year old oil paintings on wood and European art.

The organization of the museum’s collection of art has been categorized by theme instead of nationality as it seems most museums often do. The entire collection is refreshed and visitors can now observe how the creation was made and how the world dealt with some of the fluctuating ideas expressed through their unique art.

The Norton Museum of Art has grown to become one of Florida’s major cultural…

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Effective October 27, 2014 tap water for Jupiter Utilities customers might have a slight chlorine perception for four weeks.  The Town of Jupiter Utility Department states they are “committed to maintaining its established role in the industry as a standard of excellence with a commitment to a sustainable community in concert with our unique environment” and in doing so, chlorine will be used without ammonia to maintain water quality.  This temporary change in the treatment process is a standard industry practice performed in accordance with State and Federal drinking water regulations.

The Town of Jupiter water utility treatment facility is capable of producing 30 million gallons of “ultra-pure” drinking water a day.   This water treatment system…

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10.17.14 Fishing Report

This weekend’s marine forecast looks very fishy and the weather is beyond beautiful! The Southeast Atlantic Ocean should have some chop to get the fish fired up and ready to get hooked!

Fishing for Dolphin is still very sizeable and consistent from 6-15 miles offshore and with the east winds pushing them in closer; they have been hooked trolling with ballyhoo, bonita strips or squid which are all good bets for Dolphin bites. Keep a few small feathers out as well for a chance to hook up a small blackfin tuna. The blackfin tuna reports have been around the size of a football. Sailing season has started and the sailfish may show up this weekend too!
Bottom fishing for snapper keeps things interesting with scattered…

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The customary way to carve a pumpkin is on your kitchen table, divers seem to reason that is too easy. For a more challenging effort, consider taking a stab at a pumpkin under the crystal blue waters of South Florida.  Better yet, take a trip to Key Largo for the Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest, which is hosted by Amy Slate’s Amoray Dive Resort on October 19th!

The Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest is at Mile marker 104.5 bayside, the contest is underway at 8:30 a.m. and the ship will take the diving contestants 30 feet beneath the ocean surface of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. 

The theme for this year’s best pumpkin carving is: “Your Favorite Fish.” Divers will work in a buddy system, pay $85 to enter for the two-tank, two-location dive,…

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The newest addition to Jupiter’s gorgeous waterfront community is Harbourside Place and the Grand Opening will be in December 2014. So far, the only active spot to dine is BRAVO! Italian Cucina, a polished casual restaurant and is now open to the public.
Harbourside Place will be consisted of seven restaurants, more than ten luxury shops and boutiques which are all finely modified to suit the tastes of all, and Waterfront Wyndham Grand Jupiter hotel consisting of 179 rooms which offers vacationers and business travelers a mix of relaxation, sophistication and fresh appeal.

We stopped by today and took four photospheres.

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Views: Jupiter, FL by Rob Thomson

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