April 2016

There are 58 blog entries for April 2016.


The immense mainstreams of boaters that navigate under the Loxahatchee River Railroad Bridge in Jupiter on a daily are widespread.

The Loxahatchee River Railroad Bridge is under a proposal, that the Jupiter Inlet District would be determining whether to strive for federal grant money to increase the clearance allowance under the 90 year old bridge, so that more boats can effortlessly pass under it.

Especially now that All Aboard Florida will soon be taking on the railroads and Brightline’s service is expected to add 32 trains per day on the Florida East Coast Railway tracks.

This idea would only improve the boater’s navigation under the bridge, thus reducing the need to lift it.

The Jupiter Inlet District has calculated and the modifications would allow 85%

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Join the arts and cultural scene in Palm Beach County, “where culture has found its place in the sun.” As the endorsed organization for cultural and arts expansion, the Cultural Council of Palm Beaches supports arts education and provides grants to cultural groups and artists.  The Cultural Council is knowledgeable of shows, unique galleries, museums, family fun events and more!  For more information, please visit the www.palmbeachcounty.artscalendar. When you are done fishing, swimming, diving, snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, boating, or just sunning on the beach or by the pool - how about an evening of excellent theater or the arts?

With more than 42,000 cultural contributions annually, Palm Beach County is a destination for people interested in the

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Photo courtesy of Eduardo Buchin, Jupiter.

Palm Beach County’s first tourists were the early settlers. The area was known as “Lake Worth”, named for Major General William Jenkins Worth.  General Worth fought in the Second Seminole War.

The first permanent residents of Palm Beach County arrived in 1872. They struggled to clear the land for building homes and growing crops.

A ship the “Providencia”, traveling from Havana, Cuba to Barcelona, Spain, transporting a load of coconuts was shipwrecked ashore Lake Worth’s coastline.  The early settlers salvaged the coconuts.  Coconut Palms were not indigenous to South Florida.  The first residents wasted no time in planting the coconuts in an effort to introduce a profitable coconut industry.  Palm

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Florida Atlantic University's Jupiter Lifelong Learning Society is “dedicated to enriching the intellectual and social lives of adult learners by offering stimulating educational opportunities, taught by outstanding university faculty and guest lecturers, designed to broaden students' understanding of diverse cultural, societal, scientific and global issues.”

Most people associate learning with formal education at school, college, university etc.  We are all told, from an early age, that we should ‘get a good education’.  However, ‘schooling’ is only one type of learning. There are many other opportunities to further your knowledge and develop the skills you need throughout life.  There is no age limit on learning.  Lifelong learning can enhance

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America’s Happiest Seaside Town of 2016 is on South East Florida’s “Treasure Coast”.  Stuart, Florida ranked number #1 of America’s Happiest Seaside Towns according to Coastal Living Magazine on April 6, 2016!  The travel and beach living magazine directs subscribers to the United States happiest coastal places to live. The magazine based their criteria on a several fundamental influences including the Gallup Healthways Well Being-Index, number of sunny days, beach excellence, countless educational opportunities, low crime index, and other factors.

The hidden gem of the Town of Stuart is on the Atlantic Ocean’s shoreline and nestled between two flowing rivers.  Mayor Jeffrey Krauskopf describes the old-fashioned feel of the town of Stuart as

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South Florida’s sea turtle organizations have rescued sea turtles that have been accidentally injured or suffering for many years. Four decades ago, biologists thought green sea turtles might go extinct.

Federal wildlife officials have reclassified green turtle species from endangered to threatened. There will not be significant changes in terms of regulations in Florida. Green turtles have been protected under the Endangered Species A since 1978    

Local organizations, such as Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno, is one of Florida’s most unique non-profit cultural destinations focused on ocean and sea turtle conservation, education, research, and rehabilitation.

The Sea Turtle Conservancy is the world's oldest sea turtle research and

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To find your healthiest fruits and vegetables head out to your local green market! Additionally, eating locally sourced fruits and vegetables helps your home-town farmers. The produce section of your average grocery store allows you to find familiar fruits and vegetables often unchanging, despite turning seasons and changing weather. Though eating this way is convenient, many argue that it is not ideal for our bodies or the environment. Produce as it naturally grows by season not only provides more nutrients and promotes health, but also allows for healthier crop rotation.

The GreenMarket in Palm Beach Gardens provides fresh, locally-grown produce to the community and encourages the promotion of the agricultural industry. The market is intended to

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Spend an afternoon living the island lifestyle, right here in Jupiter. Enjoy a taste of the islands Saturday April 16, 2016 at the Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk. This family friendly event will feature something for everyone. Listen to steel drum bands and live tropical music as local vendors sell island themed art, crafts and jewelry. Grab a taste of the islands with some fresh and delicious tropical treats. To pair with your cuisine, you will also find a variety of beer and wine.

Held at the Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk, this festival is known for a laid-back, relaxed vibe. Start your visit by listening to the relaxing steel drum music from 1-2pm. Free face painting and balloon artist for the kids from 1-5pm. The Junkanoo will lead a

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Since August, 2006 an estimated 57,124 pounds of garbage has been removed from our beaches by Friends of Jupiter Beach volunteers. Friends of Jupiter Beach promotes the conservation of our beaches, encourages community awareness, engages in school partnerships, conducts monthly beach cleanups, and provides dog bag boxes at each beach crossover. While most household debris is collected curbside, other areas-such as road right-of-ways and vacant lots tend to collect unsightly, unsanitary debris that will continue to accumulate if not cleaned.


The third Sunday of the month, at 4:00 PM, students from local and neighboring high schools gather at Ocean Cay Park for a beach cleanup. The students are becoming the next generation of environmental leaders

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Celebrate International Calm Day South Florida by unplugging from all your devices and slow down.  Americans live in a hectic and restless society. South Floridians seem to spend countless hours running, from the office or school, to the gym, and home.  This constant pressure adds stress.

The concept of mindfulness is defined as “a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.”  One must find a place of peace and complete relaxation.

Studies have shown that practicing mindfulness, even for just a few weeks, can bring a variety of physical, psychological, and social benefits. Some of these benefits

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