May 2017

There are 29 blog entries for May 2017.


One of the most cherished and celebrated events to occur in Jupiter is when the sea turtles make their way onto the beaches to lay their eggs. The month of May is the time for you to register for the nighttime walks to witness this incredible site.

The amazing staff at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center provide guided walks along the beach that allow the guests to learn and observe the egg laying and hatching process. “A Turtle Walk is a unique program that allows our visitors to learn about, and observe, the nesting and egg-laying process of sea turtles.  Experienced Loggerhead Marinelife Center scouts will patrol our designated section of Juno Beach searching for sea turtles while visitors enjoy an informative presentation on the plight of sea turtles,

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Palm Beach County divers take a dive to a 60,000-pound mermaid sculpture reef. This area has many reefs to dive offshore. This underwater landmark honors a local three-time breast cancer survivor. “Andrea's Reef”, an enormous mermaid honoring the courageous woman.  “Andreas Reef” has is located just 3/4 miles east off the Lake Worth Inlet, submerged under 75 feet of water. The sculptures for the reef were deployed off Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island, August 11, 2016.

Thomas McDonald, a sculptor, found the motivation to model his mermaid after the local woman who has survived breast cancer. Susan G. Komen South Florida selected Andrea Torrente, a Palm Beach County resident, for the distinctive honor.  The sculptor started work on the project during

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Many Americans view Cinco de Mayo as a day for margaritas and Mexican food. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's independence day. Mexico’s independence is celebrated on September 16. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla. The very first versions of those May 5 celebrations did not begin in Mexico. They began in the U.S. during the Gold Rush era and the Civil War. The early celebrations were and more about taking a side in a then-ongoing geopolitical conflict and less about food and margaritas.

Since today is Cinco de Mayo  and there are plenty of fiestas in town and most people enjoy a great gathering for any reason.  South

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 Boating and fishing are some activities Florida residents get to enjoy year round. Deep Sea Fishing is a sport filled with adrenaline; the age-old battle of man vs. sea creature. Whether you're brand new or are a pro angler, there's no doubt you'll experience the anticipation for a monster bite. Once the fish is hooked is when all the fun begins. Florida has some massive fish that aren't easy to take on, especially the Atlantic Blue Marlin, which can weight more than 2,000 pounds. Reeling in the catch of the day could end up being the challenge of a lifetime, but there's no feeling like finally seeing what you pull up from beneath the waves. In Florida, you're bound to catch something worth being proud of. More world-record breaking fish are caught

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Aaron's Table & Wine Bar located at 1153 Town Center Dr. Jupiter, FL 33458 is a new American fare restaurant and wine bar. The seasonal menu features daily specials prepared by the restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine, Marc Cela, which includes farm-fresh smaller plates, bar bites, entrees and delectable desserts.

Aaron Fuller, former executive chef at Mar-A-Lago Club, brings his commonsensical slant to food to Downtown Abacoa.  In a casual, farmhouse chic setting with chef-inspired dishes and unique wines. Fuller uses only the best ingredients and prepares them with love, creating seasonal menus of dishes you would find in his kitchen at home.

Fuller states, “This restaurant was born from a desire to provide good food and good times in a comfortable,

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Wear a comfy pair of pants to accommodate samples from all of the 20 trucks that gather in one the gourmet food truck invasions in the Palm Beach County area. Thursday,  at the Wellington Amphitheater sample at least five trucks, and enjoy exceptional and intricate dishes served up.  Don’t miss their fantastic food.  

Each Thursday, at the Wellington Amphitheatre, sample delightful food choices.  The trucks vary, by steady vendors remain at the Wellington Amphitheater.

After a brief courtship, two former employees of some of South Florida’s most well respected hotels and restaurants, decided to sidestep their professions and forge a new future together. They spent their wedding account money instead of the nuptials, but to purchase a food truck

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Have you ever been up close and personal with a long legged pink bird?  If not, the opportunity exists at the Palm Beach Zoo.  The impressive Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society,1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405 has made the opportunity to feed flamingos a reality!

Each afternoon the 'Flamingo Experience' at the Palm Beach Zoo offers clientele an intimate encounter for just $35 a person.  A maximum of eight guests are escorted into a sequestered feeding area where the Chilean Flamingos come out to meet their fans. Touching the elegant birds is not encouraged, but the flamingos can touch you with their nares. Obviously, they don't have hands so they check out the everything with their mouths.

The flamingo snack/meal is on the menu

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Jupiter Island mansion sold for a drastically reduced price after nearly four years on the market.  International icon, Céline Dion, has finally found the perfect buyer for her multimillion-dollar home.  After trying to sell her Florida estate for $72.5 million for years it will now finally close for $38.5 million.

Dion and her husband, René Angélil, built the stunning oceanfront mansion in 2010.  Sadly, Angélil, died of cancer last year.

A Canadian real estate broker helped sell the property, along with a real estate broker in Florida. The identify the new owner has not been disclosed but said the American buyer wanted the property as a vacation home. The $38.5 million transaction finalized last week.

For more information on other homes

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When I grew up, Saturday entailed us mowing and weeding.  Not quite my American dream, or that of my brothers as young teens, but we had a lush green lawn and it was every suburbanites dream. To some, a lawn is the crowning glory of their South Florida home. Yet to others it is a tremendous hit on their checkbook.

Everyone loves the appearance of an impeccable lawn.  Don’t you enjoy the smell of fresh cut grass and the feel of it under bare feet.  The cost to maintain it, mowing, edger’s, mowers, aerators, chemicals and fertilizers.  This is the bare minimum to achieve a beautiful lawn or hiring a lawn service.

Lawn service can be a tremendous hit on the checkbook. Studies show that well maintained landscaping can add 15% to the value of a home. 

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