February 2015

There are 71 blog entries for February 2015.

 Starbucks Delvery

Starbucks is taking the next big step into optimizing your coffee experience. Coffee culture is their gig and they certainly know how to do it right. 2015 will be a new year of great additions to their menus and their amenities. 

Now you will be able to order your favorite pastry and coffee drink from your smart phone and have it delivered to your home or office. Starbucks Corp. plans to add delivery to certain locations in 2015 for a trial. The company is saying this move will “help combat declining traffic, as consumers shift to online shopping.” Howard Schultz, Starbucks’ chairman, president and chief executive office has big dreams for delivery. Schultz believes Starbucks’ delivery will capture “smartphone-tethered” customers by bringing the

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Photo courtesy of Jupiter Donut Factory. 

People travel great distances to get to a beautiful location like South Florida, but did you know some people drive 40 miles just to taste delicious confections?  Jupiter Donut Factory, 141 Center Street, Jupiter has been a local favorite for years and will be sone sharing the love of doughnuts by expanding to Royal Palm Beach.   These doughnuts are known as the “best handmade, fluffy donuts ever”.  The aroma of fresh baked doughnuts engrosses the restaurant and neighboring shops.

The family owned store makes anywhere from 200-300 doughnuts fresh each day.   Bakers come in at midnight to make the doughnuts and pastry decorators arrive at 3:00am to adorn them.  In addition to traditional fresh glazed

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Scholarship Billfish Tournament in Fort Lauderdale
Nova Southeastern University (NSU), associated with Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), is happily presenting the 2015 Fort Lauderdale Billfish Tournament. The yearly fishing tournament is developing a ritual and is also continuously showing the huge commitment and assuring to keep putting efforts forth to save our stimulating seas.

Because our oceans are a huge part of our Earth and is of true natural beauty, amazing wonders, and still such a major mystery. The oceans provide us with an abundance of food, conveyance, recreation, healing medical sources and plenty of energy, those being only some of the benefits. “Yet, oceans are suffering from our activities too; our land practices cause agricultural run-off, sewage, and litter to end

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Fort Lauderdale to Cuba by ferry
Imagine taking a ferry from the Florida Keys to Cuba?!

Boundaries have recently eased; a Fort Lauderdale-based company is planning on introducing a ferry service from the Marathon City Marina in Florida Keys to Havana, by the end of the year.

A four hour trip on the 200-passenger catamaran traveling one-way or round-trip from the Florida Keys to Cuba, Brian Hall, owner of KonaCat, said he is self-assured and buoyant that he can get authorization. Traveling via boat used to be a very popular way of travel before the U.S. government terminated tourism to Cuba shortly following the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.

The Fort Lauderdale-based company says they will operate as a nonprofit organization and the owner, Hall feels certain that they will get the OFAC

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On Tuesday, February 23rd, Golf Beer Brewing Company is going to be having a release and tasting party at U-Tiki Restaurant in Jupiter.

Golf Beer Brewing Company is a Hobe Sound based beer brewing company started by three PGA Tour pros, Keegan Bradley, Graeme McDowell, and Freddie Jacobson. Bradley (Tequesta) and Jacobson (Hobe Sound) are local, while McDowell call the Orlando area home.

The event will be held from 5-7pm and will feature live music, beer tastings, as well as meet and greets with Bradley, McDowell, and Jacobson.

For more information on Golf Beer Brewing or the event, you can contact U-Tiki at 561-406-2210 or visit Golf Beer Brewing Company's website at www.golfbeer.com

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Uber is a private mobile transportation network app that allows consumers to request transportation from drivers.  Founded in 2009, Uber has expanded its service to 53 countries and over 200 cities worldwide.  It is like a cab service but the drivers use their own personal cars.

Uber is now available in South Florida. The ride sharing company launched its app-based service in Miami last summer.  It has expanded its service and is available in the West Palm Beach and Jupiter areas.  Prices are averaging 25% less than taxi’s. After requesting a ride, a photo of the driver will flash up on your smartphone, letting you know who the driver is and the make of vehicle. 

The service allows users to tap the app on their smart phone to call for a vehicle,

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The soft sand, the cool breeze, warm waters, sense of perspective, the blazing sun, the turquoise water colors and waves crashing the sea shells onshore simply explains there is nothing quite the same as the beaches in South Florida. There are benefits from the beach that people flock to get what the shores provide. Some South Florida medical professionals and beachgoers offered their perceptions on the beach that may benefit from physical and psychological.

  • The sand is gentle and the grains alone can help individuals unwind as the soft sand massages between the toes. "Walking barefoot, also known as earthing, has gone from being a kooky counter-culture trend, to a scientifically-researched practice with a number of remarkable health advantages, such
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Native Visions Gallery

Come out to Native Visions at Harbourside Place in Jupiter this Saturday to meet world-renowned artists from Africa! Artists David Landmead, Jaco Van Schalkwyk and Mopho Gonde are coming to Jupiter’s Harbourside Place to personally present their latest gallery show named “The Great Zambezi- Mana Magic.” 

These incredibly talented artists will describe how they got their inspiration and the story behind their travels. The gallery, The Great Zambezi- Mana Magic, features works in paint mediums and sculpture. The group of artists spent time in one of the greatest wildlife parks in the world, the Mana Pools in Zimbabwe. Their 2013 safari to the Mana Pools filled their hearts and minds with ideas and the ability to capture such beautiful sights in the

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Here are some fun things to do with kids in North Palm Beach!

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MacArthur Beach State Park

Located in North Palm Beach, MacArthur Beach State Park is the only state park in Palm Beach County. It is comprised of gorgeous beaches spanning almost two miles, which also allows swimming, snorkeling, and fishing in crystal clear waters. There is also a Nature & Welcome Center, Beach Outfitter Gift Shop, Kayak Rentals, a children’s playground, nature trails, and more. Throughout the year, there are many Special Events for the kids, including guided adventures, Summer Camps, Under Moonlight Concerts, and children’s programs.

Palm Beach Gardens Aquatics Complex

The Palm Beach Gardens Aquatics Center is a great place to take the kids, as it caters to kids of all

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This winter, take the party outside!

Bundled up and gathered around a winter blazing bonfire can be a great way to entertain friends and family outdoors for any winter event. No matter how cold it gets, winter bonfires have a way of screening us from the wickedest of the winter weather. Some individuals believe that the fire holds magic that shoos away the chilliness from our doorstep until the last embers have disappeared.

A beautiful blazing bonfire can create warm and cheerfulness to playfully frolic around the fire and dance underneath the moonlight. On South Florida’s public beaches, you need a permit in order for bonfire burning, so planning ahead is necessary. However, there are fire pits available for purchase or you can make your own! Jupiter

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