February 2018

There are 58 blog entries for February 2018.

Have some fun relaxing, socializing, and painting at Uptown Art: Boca's wood pallet painting event this Friday, February 8th at 6:30 p.m.

Learn how to paint the above beach scene from the night's instructor. Get hands-on direction, paint supplies, an apron, and everything else you'll need all included. Just bring yourself, your friends, and some wine. The studio is BYOB, so you can bring your favorite beverages and snacks to enjoy while you paint. Cups are provided but you can even bring your own stemwear and ice!

Wood pallet paintings are favorites because of the rustic look it gives to finished art. The pallet is 17"x21" and classes last 3-4 hours. 

For more information call 561-218-4557.

6018 sw 18th st., Boca Raton.

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For the past 19 years, the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge has held the Everglades Day Festival, a family event to have fun while learning. 

Discover the creatures, history, and archeology of the Everglades in the wetlands at the Loxahatchee Refuge. The festival is all outdoors and offers adventures through the park that you can't do anywhere else. Learn from wildlife presentations and exhibits featuring cool animals that live in this ecosystem like alligators and birds of prey. Play games, go on a guided hike, paddle around canoeing, ar try fishing. Enjoy speakers and demonstrations, live music, and food trucks.

This environmental event celebrates the beauty of our local ecosystems and brings family together for a da of outdoor fun. 

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For generations, strawberries have been a cherished fruit by Floridians. Before we had some of the new and improved neighborhoods and city centers many of the acres of strawberry fields. If that image strikes some nostalgic thoughts for the locals out there, here is your chance to soak up some strawberry fun. 

This Saturday is the Strawberry Festival at the Green Market in West Palm Beach. The market is already amazing, it takes place every Saturday, it over looks the Intracoastal, boasts the best fresh produce in the county, delicious treats and delicacies. What will make this weekend’s Green Market so much fun is its strawberry theme. Just imagine strawberry short cakes, strawberry pies, doughnuts, candies, fresh strawberries and more. 

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Palm Beach Paddle Fest is a free family-friendly event taking place on Saturday, February 10th at Harbourside Place in Jupiter. The event will feature a number of exhibits, vendors, water-based demonstrations, live entertainment for all ages, and of course paddle races and relays.

The festival is for both new and experienced paddlers in different races and relays, each race will be made up of 6 categories for men and women. The categories include Stand Up Paddle (SUP) 12’6, SUP 14, Prone (for all), OC-1, Surfski Single, and Kayak.

There will be two different types of races, a 2-mile race and a 5-mile race. The races will start at Harbourside Place and head down to Burt Reynolds Park and back around, under Indiantown Bridge, around the island and back.

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The U.S. homeownership rate rose in the last quarter of 2017 to 64.2 percent from 63.7 percent in 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The yearly increase is the first one since 2004. The Florida Association of Realtors credits the increase to young, first-time buyers. The homeownership rate in households headed by people under the age of 35 rose to 36 percent in the last quarter from 34.7 percent a year earlier, making it the largest increase of any age group during the period.

Increasing jobs, easier credit, and tax breaks are good incentives for renters to start looking at the market. Recent federal tax changes could enhance the overall economy and give renters the opportunity to save for a downpayment.

Start your search with

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Each year for the past 34 years, the Treasure Coast Woodcarvers hosts the Treasure Coast Woodcarving Show in Jensen Beach.

It is a 2-day event where local carvers come display their work, give demos, and more. Come watch these pros carve incredible sculptures and show you how they create intricate masterpieces. The show is a juried competition and winners will be announced at the end of the day. This is a family event made fun for everyone so bring the kids for activities like a sweet potato carving class. 

This year's featured artist is Mike Sullivan, a Jensen Beach resident hailing from Canada, who has won numerous awards in both the U.S. and in Canada. One particular award worth mentioning is the Caricature Carvers of America Special Merit

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The Honor Bar, a new addition to the recently renovated Royal Poinciana Plaza in Palm Beach has been receiving great reviews since it has opened.

The Palm Beach location is the restaurant’s fourth location throughout the United States, with other locations in Beverly Hills, CA., Montecito, CA., and Dallas, TX. The restaurant is located next to the highly-rated Palm Beach Grill, in fact they share the same kitchen and are both run under the hands of the executive chef, Andrew Schor.

The Honor Bar is a small intimate place with 12 booths and tables and a centralized kitchen between the main bar. The restaurant is different than their Palm Beach Grill neighbors and serves walk-in guests for only lunch and dinner.
The menu is small and features a selection of

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The FPL Eco-Discovery Center in West Palm Beach will host its 2nd annual ManateeFest, featuring a fun list of family-friendly events to enjoy this weekend.

The event is for all ages to come and enjoy tours, complimentary face painting, selfie stations, a photo experience featuring Mia the Manatee, marine-life themed stations, exhibits, story time, and much more. There will be a list of fun activities including the Manatee Lagoon Passport game. Where participants receive a passport booklet and go throughout the facility and receive passport stamps and potentially win a prize.

There will also be a book signing with Robert Scott Thayer, the author of “Kobee Manatee” a children’s book that highlights that marine adventures of Kobee the manatee and his daily

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