December 2015

There are 62 blog entries for December 2015.


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West Palm Beach real estate reflects a combination of original and longstanding Mediterranean-style architecture dating back to the early 1920's and 1930's. There are a dozen historic districts to choose from and treasured homes waiting to be renovated back to their majestic glory. Boaters will love the selection of Intracoastal West Palm Beach waterfront homes with private docking facilities or the low maintenance oceanfront condominiums with water access.

The unique West Palm Beach Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) will be hosting a Holiday Party December 17, 2015, at Camelot, 114 S. Narcissus, Downtown, WPB, beginning at 6pm. Join the friendly neighborhood association as they welcome the holidays with some

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During the holidays, people are so busy with planning family gatherings and prepping for the holidays that real estate purchases seem to fall on the back burner.  According to Forbes Business, the biggest big-ticket items purchased during this time are homes!

Forbes states, “About a million consumers will purchase a home from November to January this year”.  Did you know that according to the Case -Shiller Price Index, typical homes rise around 3% to 5% per year?  They are predicting this year; the gain will be a little bit stronger closer to 6%.  A shortage of inventory is partially to blame.  Thusly, indicating a seller’s market.  Nevertheless, hold on one minute…

Homebuyers must keep in mind that great deals can be had during this time. The

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If you are a water environmental fan who lives in or visits the Jupiter area, you are in for a wonderful treat! The "Jupiter Waterway Trail", created by the Town of Jupiter is a series of trails that connect the Loxahatchee River, Intracoastal Waterway and Jupiter Inlet. There is so much more to be explored than just the white sandy beaches and sparkling blue Atlantic Ocean.

The Town of Jupiter, and surrounding areas, is a natural playground of fun outdoor activities, from kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding, wakeboarding and water skiing, to snorkeling, boating, fishing, and diving. It's the perfect year around location for raising a family, active young at heart, or anyone in between.

The DEP Greenways & Trails System officially recognized

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As the holidays surround us, we all understand that the gift of giving is traditional.

When determining what gift to give for the fishing devotee in your life, you may want to start with a more personal touch and plan time together in and on the water this holiday season! Many of the reasons why people love to go fishing are to have loads of fun with family and friends in an outdoor setting.

What better way to be outdoors in the nice cool and crisp air that South Florida offers, throw a line out and just wait and see what you pull up! Cool weather in South Florida is well known for sparking and activating the fish bite. Many families enjoy this time of year particularly for a fishing tradition and by appreciating all the benefits of being in nature

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Be part of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum on Saturday February 27, 2016 for its new sea-inspired festival, SEA-FEST for KIDS.  Enjoy a day with the family at this spectacular waterfront event.  Meet lively characters from Jupiter’s past, a real pirate or two and favorite children’s book authors.  Kids will take part in sea-inspired adventures.  Food trucks will be there with kids in mind.  

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
500 Captain Armours Way
Jupiter, Florida

Saturday February 27, 2016

Cost is $10.00 for adults
Kids under 18 are free


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The 21st Annual Holiday Boat Parade of Palm Beach is coming to town this Saturday, December 5, 2015. It is a cherished event in the area and local residents prepare for it for weeks. 

A major event of the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County (MIAPBC) and festive present to society, the Annual Holiday Boat Parade will set the bar even higher this year. The 2015 21st Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade kicks off the holiday season this year on Saturday, December 5!

In years past the famous Palm Beach Boat Parade collected more than 18,000 toys for needy children in Palm Beach County!  Favorite area businesses and local municipalities continue providing ongoing support for the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County event. 

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The City of West Palm Beach will present its Holiday Tree Lighting Thursday, December 3, 2015.  It is the world’s only 35-ft-tall holiday tree made from 600 tons of SAND.  The sand tree, “Sandi”, comes to life tonight with dazzling music and light show.  There will be entertainment and family-friendly holiday activities and a special visit from Santa.  The festivities continue rain or shine, on the Waterfront in Downtown West Palm Beach.

Kids and adults of all ages can enjoy:

•Glow FORE It.  Mini golf with 9 holes of glow-in-the-dark fun.
•Snowie-Ville.  You can enjoy creating your own life-size tropical snowman.
•Holiday FantaSEA.  A giant aquarium.
•Special visit from Santa.

You can become a part of the show with LED snowflakes that sync with

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Get ready to try some of the best gourmet food on wheels!  Food Truck Invasion is heading to the Village of Tequesta for a Food Truck Pow Wow at the Constitution Park.  Be sure to bring your folding chairs or blankets to picnic on the lawn.  This is an outdoor picnic where food trucks of different origins, cuisine and menus prepare food that is cooked to order.   A great deal of fusion cuisine, comfort foods and sweet treats to choose from.  Sometimes there are some lines but they are worth the wait.  The whole family is welcome and encouraged to attend since this is a family friendly atmosphere.

Santa & Mrs. Claus will be there!

Friday December 4, 2015
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Constitution Park
399 Seabrook Road

Free to

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The former Jai Alai Fronton at Mangonia Park in West Palm Beach has been selected for a new, $500 million business and technology center. The center is the vision of Victor Palacios, a former real estate broker and businessman. Palacios said his Palm Beach Business and Technology Center would feature businesses and vocational schools as well as a K-12 charter school, a cultural center, a sports venue, some retail and dining, and even a hotel.

The Mangonia Park, a 53 acre piece of land on 45th street that has been owned by boxing promoter, Don King since 1999. The land has been vacant and unused since 1994. It has been appraised by the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser and was given a market value of nearly $7million. 

The possible Business and

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The Holidays are right around the corner and south Florida will start lighting up with beautiful ornaments and festive décor. Taking place tomorrow is the annual celebration of the Delray Beach Tree Lighting. 

Every year around the holidays Delray Beach lights a 100-foot Christmas tree. The tree is a famous ornament that decorates the Old School Square grounds. It is so large that spectators can even walk through the enormous tree. 

Old School Square Cultural Arts Center is one of Delray Beach’s prized assets. It is now known as the Delray Beach Center for the Arts and was created by a group of local art enthusiasts who saved two historic buildings from demolition, the 1913 Delray Elementary and 1925 Delray high school buildings. This group

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