February 2016

There are 75 blog entries for February 2016.

Who doesn’t like to enjoy their winter months in the perfect South Florida weather? While most of the nation is trudging through snow and bundling up this time of year, Floridians are enjoying sun, mimosas and polo season! 

Every Sunday at the International Polo Club Palm Beach you and your family and friends can come out to the polo club from 2-5pm to relax, sip and enjoy as you spectate the elegant game of polo. 

The International Polo Club Palm Beach has earned its reputation as one of the best polo destinations across the globe. It is home to the “largest field of high-goal teams” and hosts the most prominent matches in the United States. The sport of polo is a centuries old sport that been enjoyed by royalty and the world’s elite for decades

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Enjoy a spectacular waterfront event with the family at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum on Saturday February 27, 2016 for its new sea-inspired festival, SEA-FEST for KIDS.  Meet lively characters from Jupiter’s past, a real pirate or two and favorite children’s book authors.  Kids can take part in a treasure hunt and sea-inspired adventures.

There will be live entertainment all day on the deck, with music by the Back Porch Band, followed by historical plays by students of the Jupiter High School Drama class.  Story-time with authors Scott Lamberson and Harvey Oyer III will be reading from Professor Clark the Science Shark and Just Dance Inc. will be creating a world of dance fun with DJ Milkstool.  There will be food trucks with

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Today on February 22, 2016, South Florida is celebrating the famous Margarita!

This refreshing alcoholic beverage is basically the unofficial drink of South Florida!
So tart and sweet, if you would like to partake in the celebration of the National Margarita Day, there are many places to go!

Some restaurants with in Palm Beach and Broward County will be shaking up the tequila and sour mix specials on this day! Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida will be enjoying “Tequila Time” and will offer $5 margaritas all day from open to close! roccostacos.com.  El Camino in Delray Beach, Florida is celebrating classic margaritas for $3 all day long! 15 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach. Call 561-865-5350, or visit elcaminodelray.com.

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South Florida is known for sunshine, beaches and sun kissed oranges. Will another fruit outshine the oranges?   Christopher Columbus brought the first citrus saplings to the “new world”.  Early Spanish explores, quite possibly Ponce de Leon himself, planted the first orange vegetation in St. Augustine. This legacy has blossomed into $9 billion dollar industry. The sunshine state produces more oranges than any other region in the world.

Years ago, “u-pick” orange groves were all over the state. Now they are few and far between. There is nothing is more refreshing than the scent of orange blossoms.  The wonders of a beautiful sunlight grove bursting with bright colors of blue sky, green citrus trees and abundant oranges are impressive. 

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Tomorrow, sculptor and scuba diver, Thomas McDonald and his students from the Riviera Beach Maritime Academy will be revealing their latest project. McDonald and his artistically gifted students have been working hard on a beautiful mermaid sculpture that will live underwater. The mermaid, named Andrea, is made of concrete and is supposed to be submerged tomorrow off of the Coast of Palm Beach County.

McDonald has created a number of other under water sculptures that currently rest on the sea floor off of the Breakers Reef in Palm Beach. Last year, McDonald donated three 1,500-pound shark sculptures. The three cement hammerhead shark sculptures were sunk into the crystal clear waters of the Lake Worth Lagoon at Phil…
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The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center, located in Boynton Beach, brings old Florida History to life.  There are so many schools sprinkled around our area that it is hard to believe that at one time all the children in the area attending the same school.  Children dress and reenact pioneer days in South Florida.

What stands today, as the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center was a one-room schoolhouse. In 1913, the one room schoolhouse was replaced with a new “modern” building with six rooms and indoor plumbing!

The Boynton Beach School was added to the National Register of Historic Places. By 2001, the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center opened. Their mission statement “strives to engage young children

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Local Fresh Seafood + Live Entertainment + Nautical Vendors + Family Fun


Jupiter, Florida and all surrounding cities are getting ready and thrilled for this weekend that will be full of fresh seafood, live entertainment, and local vendors! Hosted by Grand Slam, this year’s event, Jupiter Seafood Festival is taking the family festival to the beach at Carlin Park on Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21!

Located at a beautiful beachfront location, Carlin Park, is a great place for this year’s event. Fun for recreational activities, picnic areas, swimming, playgrounds, tennis courts and an amazing amphitheater! Jupiter Seafood Festival is mainly all about celebrating good seafood and gathering the community together, but there will also be some

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Newly added this year to the schedule of events put on in south Florida is the “2016 Suite of Eco-Adventures” presented by the Florida Coastal Office. This schedule of eco-adventures is going to be taking place at four different locations around the state of Florida. These adventures will take participants on amazing adventures like kayaking journeys, catamaran sails, snorkeling explorations, wading trips into the water and educational boat tours. Each of the activities will be specially geared towards educating the guests and encouraging them to explore their local Floridian environments.

The Florida Coastal Office is excited to offer these adventures in hopes that local Floridians and tourists will have a fun way to learn all about the intriguing

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The 6th annual Green Run is returning to the Riverbend Park on Saturday, February 20th. This race supports the work of the Jupiter Environmental Research and Field Studies Academy (JERFSA) at Jupiter High School. The Academy is a four-year Magnet school program designed to meet the needs of students who wish to pursue an academic curriculum with an emphasis on environmental studies. The mission is to receive and administer funds for the purpose of engaging, promoting, and supporting environmental education, environmental stewardship, and environmentally responsible citizens.

The Green Run will be held on the beautiful shell rock trail at Riverbend Park.
Race day events will include a 5K chip timed run and a one mile kids run. There will also

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Come take a walk through some mind-blowing works of art this weekend in Lake Worth at the celebrated Street Painting Festival. The festival will take place February 20 & 21. Life sized works of art chalked right onto the street create a feast for your eyes unlike anything you have ever seen.

This year is the 22nd year of the Lake Work Street Painting Festival and it is promising to be even better than years past. There will be massive, street murals painted by over 600 artists. Some of the works of art are so big and so well done it will look like you might fall off of a cliff or that you can walk right into the ocean from the beach, even though you are just walking through the streets of Lake Worth. In years past over 100,000 art loving guests have passed…
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