January 2018

There are 88 blog entries for January 2018.

Lion Country Safari is Florida’s only drive-through and walk-through safari and amusement park, and it’s in located on over 600 acres in Palm Beach County. Lion Country Safari was founded in 1967 and claims to be the first cage-less zoo in the United States. In 2009, the safari was named the third best in the nation by the USA Travel Guide.

The safari was developed by entrepreneurs that wanted to bring the African safari experience without having the price of traveling and for those who cannot make the long journey to Africa. The location was chosen in Palm Beach County because of its year-round outdoor climate, growing population, and a large amount of tourist who travel to South Florida to vacation.

The safari consists of over 1000 animals from 6

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The buzzy downtown West Palm favorite, the Avocado Grill, is opening a second location Downtown at the Gardens.

The new bistro features a vibrant bar scene integrated with a large, chic dining room. The eatery has a modern, industrial look with blonde woods, rustic lighting, and incorporated art like their avocado tree sculpture made out of wood that is also wrapped with seating. 

The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating on a nice patio. This location is larger than the other, totaling 4,200 square feet. This location will also be unveiling a lunch menu and a weekend brunch menu. However, dinner will still be the only thing being served for the next few weeks of opening.

Some added dishes on the dinner menu include Blow Torch Salmon,

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Take your kids or grandkids to a one-of-a-kind museum experience at the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium in West Palm Beach. 

Alien Invasion Night at the museum gives you out-of-this-world views with virtual reality simulators, do hands-on martian-themed crafts and experiments, take part in family challenges, and much more. Come dressed as an alien to get your chance at sweet prizes. 

Check out the new "Astronaut" blockbuster exhibit for free and don't miss the opportunity to see the stars through Palm Beach County's only public observatory. 

Spend some time with the kids doing interactive crafts, exploring exhibits, veiwing planetarium shows, and much more at this cool event. 

NIght at the museum is Friday, January 26th at 6 p.m.

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A Loggerhead sea turtle named Kraken will be released back into the Atlantic Ocean tomorrow after a brief stay at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.

Kraken will be sent off with a satellite transmitter attached to her shell so her voyage at sea can be tracked. 

Join the nature center for the release tomorrow at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton at 4:30 p.m. prompt. Parking feed will be waved starting at 4 p.m.

Learn more about Loggerhead sea turtles and the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center as we send off Kraken. If you can't make it, the event will be livestreamed on the nature center's Facebook page. 

Spanish River Park is located at 3001 N. SR A1A, Boca Raton, FL 33431.

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Looking to sell your home? It takes just 26 seconds for buyers to form an opinion of your house when they come through the door. Make a good first impression with these 4 tips from the Florida Association of Realtors:

1. A styled entryway

The first thing a guest sees is the entryway, which is why it should be deliberately designed. The entryway should be be bright, organized, and welcoming with neutrality. Decor is a great way to accomplish this. Instead of mismatched frames and trying to fit together odds and ends, pair things specifically and hang a mirror to make the space look larger and brighter. 

2. White paint

Paint color makes a big impact on home value. A Zillow Digs study found that interior colors like gray can reduce the value

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Back again for the 12th year, is the Jupiter Craft Brewers Festival at the Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter.

The festival is this upcoming Saturday, January 27th from 1 pm to 5 pm. Guests attending the festival will be able to sample some of the finest brews in the nation and throughout South Florida, and be able to experience the continuously changing world of craft beers.

Present at the festival will be over 50 brewers sharing and showing off more than 175 craft beers for your enjoyment. Everything from light to darks, Ales, lagers and everything in between for you to sample and add to your list of favorite beverages. To view the list of brewers, click here.

There will also be a silent disco and live music on the green by local bands Hot Pink and Jeff

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Come out of your shell and join the weekly health and education lectures about everything from sea turtle biology to your own biology and health at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach. 

Every Tuesday, Dr. Paul A. Brown, M.D. gives free one-hour lectures to seniors with topics varying each week in a four-part cycle. Dr. Brown is a Harvard graduate, established doctor, and accomplished author. His newest four week class starts this Tuesday, January 23rd. 

Here's what will be discussed:

Session 1 

You and your health- Where does balance come from?

What do sea turtles do that you can't?

All about the Green Turtle. 

Session 2

You and your health- Preventing falling.

Are turtles' five senses better than yours?


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For those of us lucky enough to call the Eastern coast of Southern Florida home, we know how tropical, relaxed and opulent life is here. If you happen to be a potential resident or a visitor, perhaps the idea of being only 50 miles from the Bahamian islands would spike your interest to make Florida your home. 

The western islands of the Bahamas can be accessed by boat in just a couple of hours. By plane maybe only 30 minutes! This amazing feature grants residents of south Florida the luxury of essentially having Caribbean islands in their backyard. Imagine having breakfast in Jupiter and lunch in Old Bahama Bay. From Miami, you can be in the gorgeous and tropical isle of Bimini in less than 2 hours on boat. 

Traveling to the Bahamas with such ease

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Is learning another language something you'd like to do? Try joining the West Palm Beach conversation group that meets weekly to practice the Italian language with local Italians. 

Every Saturday, the Multilingual Language and Culture Society meets for two hours to practice and improve Italian. Classes are $40 and are held at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. 

Learn the basics, discuss various subjects, and initiate conversation with your group.

Get ready for a trip to Italy by learning the language at the fun and interactive language meetings held every week. The next class is tomorrow, January 20th at 1 p.m.

For more information and registration, call 561-228-1688 or email nk@multilingualsociety.org.

210 S. Olive Ave., West

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Join Due South Brewing Company in Boynton Beach for Trench Day, the annual beer festival held every January to celebrate the release the brewery's Mariana Trench Imperial Stout. Theaward-winning beer is made with vanilla and cocoa and is 10% alcohol by volume.

Sample more than 40 beers at the festival all from Due South. From beers not brewed in years to ones distributed around the state, come enjoy unique tastes and a good crowd at the Trench Day celebration this Saturday. Get unlimited beer sampling, take your pick to eat at one of the many food trucks on site, and guaranteed access to 16 ounce cans of the famous Mariana Trench Imperial Stout. The festival is from 3- 6 p.m. 

2900 High Ridge Rd., Boynton Beach, FL 33426.

For FAQs, the beer

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