February 2015

There are 71 blog entries for February 2015.

Fort Lauderdale Blue Wild Expo
The 2015 Blue Wild Expo in Fort Lauderdale: February 21 to 22

The 2015 Annual Blue Wild Ocean Adventure and Marine Art Expo are set to take place on February 21-22 in the Greater Fort Lauderdale at The Broward County Convention Center.

Spanning over 80,000 square feet, the Blue Wild Ocean Expo will be introducing over 130 exhibitors and will include knowledgeable seminars, hands on workshops and one on one demonstrations covering and focusing on topics such as freediving, scuba diving, lobstering, spearfishing, board sports, underwater photography, videography and marine artist showing off their beautiful works of art! 

A new addition will be presented at this year’s event which includes an outdoor “Adventure Zone” presenting two large pools to try out the…
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Jupiter Medical Center announced it has received its largest ever donation! The $15 million gift was from the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation and the Lawrence J. and Florence A. De George Charitable Trust.  The donation will allow the Jupiter-based nonprofit hospital to develop pediatric services in a partnership with Miami Children’s Hospital.

Doctors at Miami Children's Hospital have been using “telehealth technology” to consult on patient care at Jupiter Medical Center for over a year. It is anticipated that the pediatric unit should be open by the end of 2015. The first phase will be a 12-bed pediatric unit at Jupiter Medical Center featuring an operating suite, a playroom and a “Bear's Den” for resting.

Jack Nicklaus and his wife

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Golf has always been a staple and draw to the state of Florida. The year round sun and weather, plus the sprawling landscape has made it the perfect destination for golfers around the world for centuries. Routinely, Florida has been called the capital of the golf world. And if Florida really is that capital, well then the capital is thriving more now than arguably any time in the past.

A recent study shows that the game of golf has an $8.2 billion economic impact in Florida. That's more than amusement and theme parks like Disney, Epcot, Universal, and Bush Gardens (they bring in $5.4 billion annually), as well as medical equipment and supplies manufacturing ($6.5 billion). When you consider the indirect and induced activity driven by golf, that

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Tequesta is a small village featuring many great restaurants!

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Pasquale

Pasquale is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant located in the heart of Tequesta since 1975. The atmosphere is overall relaxing and casual, with nightly specials such as Chicken Sinatra, available every night. Pasquale is open 5-10 Sunday through Thursday and 5-10:30 Friday and Saturday. Customers rave about the amazing Italian dishes like Eggplant Parmesan and Chicken Parmesan. On certain nights, there’s a roaming guitar player to lighten the mood.

Baldino’s Italian Restaurant

Opened in 2002, Baldino’s Italian Restaurant in Tequesta is known for their authentic  Philly Cheesesteaks, served on Morabito Rolls straight from Philadelphia. Pizza and Stromboli are also

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infographic-research-2014-job-growth-02-05-2015_1139 Infographic: National Association of Realtors   2015 is full steam ahead with positive market trends in more than one market! Well into February and 2015 is continuing to show signs of a healthier economy in the United States. “Existing-home sales are forecasted to rise about 7% in 2015 behind a strengthening economy, due to solid job gains and a healthy increase in home prices,” according to National Association of Realtors’ Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun.

As the American economy continues to improve and job gains accelerate the ripple effect onto markets such the housing market, especially in home sales. Last year across the nation, 2.95 million new jobs were added to the American economy. Many larger, metro markets (around cities) show the

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Winter Fishing in Florida
Its winter time in South Florida and inshore water temperatures are the coldest of the year. Snooks are lethargic but even the laziest linesider has to eat! The distinctive snook is mostly dynamic during the warmer months but with a little skill and cleverness the snook can be positively targeted even in the coolest time of the year, by cool... floridians assume 65 degrees. 

Now that February is here, Snook can now be harvested on the Atlantic coast of Florida by following the rules and slot size regulations. Since the peak of the cold front is in South Florida, the already lazy fish is not likely to use a lot of vitality pursuing a fast moving artificial lure. During the coldest stretches; snook have the capability to endure only on their stored fat. Cold…
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South Florida welcomes the Delray Beach Open by The Venetian Las Vegas to Delray Beach February 13-22, 2015.  This 10 day ATP Champions Tour and ATP World Tour is televised internationally in over 125 countries and draws over 50,000 tennis enthusiasts as spectators.

Game, set match all begin with “love”.  “Love being the term for zero is one of the most celebrated puzzles in tennis,” said Ossian Shine, author of “The Language of Tennis.” Shine pointed to the game’s roots, 12th century France, a game called “real tennis”. The server would reportedly shout “tenez” — take heed, like “fore” in golf — which led to the sport’s name. “L’oeuf” means egg in French, and because an egg looks like a zero, some believe English mispronunciations changed the word

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Miami International Boat Show


The Miami International Boat Show is one of the leading and most dominant boating events in the world and it is now preparing to introduce the latest and most supreme boats in the business. This is an annual event and this year it takes place on February 12-16, 2015 by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) in Miami and Miami Beach, Florida.

The spectacle will feature over 1,700 companies that produce over 80% of marine products used by anglers and boaters in the U.S. as well as the newest editions of watercrafts, performance boats, sport fishers and mega yachts! The Miami International Boat show will be taking place in three locations, two in Downtown Miami and the other in Miami Beach. The locations are within the same vicinity

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Wealth-X, the world’s leading “ultra-high net worth (UHNW defined as having a net worth of over $30 million) intelligence and prospecting firm with the largest collection of curated research” for the mega rich, noted in the recently released  “Global Luxury Residential Real Estate Report 2015” that nearly $3 trillion of the world’s private wealth is held in owner occupied residential properties.  The report also forecasts “an ongoing shift in the wealth creation cycle from the West to the East.”  Main hubs of luxury real estate are New York City, London and Hong Kong.

Luxury residential real estate is a core component of the high net worth market.  Lifestyle and investment are affected by location.  According to Forbes annual list of richest

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ArtiGras 2015

Coming to Jupiter, Florida this weekend is the famed and beloved art festival, ArtiGras. February 14-16 the Abacoa Town Center will be bustling with gorgeous art, live music, craft beers, hand squeeze lemonade and tons of happy patrons. 

Perfect for adults and kids alike, ArtiGras features a wide variety of different artisans displaying their talents. You will see beautiful scenic paintings, sculptures, woodcrafts, home décor items, jewelry and more. There are also great events for kids to create their own crafts and even sell them! The weather forecast for this weekend is looking perfect with clear, sunny skies and a high of 65 degrees, the three-day festival will be an absolute hit. 

ArtiGras got its start at the North Palm Beach Country Club and

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