June 2019

There are 54 blog entries for June 2019.

Tomorrow, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is planning on releasing another healthy sea turtle back into the ocean. The Center will release Bovenizer off Juno Beach tomorrow morning.

Bovenizer is an adult male loggerhead patient that was found in the Florida Power and Light’s intake canal in Port St. Lucie. The turtle was underweight and was brought to the center in Juno Beach in April for medications and treatments. Last week, Bovenizer was cleared to be released back into the ocean and has gained weight.

The preparations for the release will begin at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center tomorrow at 10 am. There you will learn the story of Bovenizer and the turtle’s journey and preparations for being released. A procession to the beach will follow where

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The River Center in Jupiter is teaming up with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary “Flortilla 52” for a Boating Safety Class on Saturday, June 22nd. The boating safety classes are aimed to promote safety on the water. The classes are aimed for children and teens but all are welcomed to attend.

The class is taught by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary in a lecture style class. Those who attend the class are required to take and pass the Boater Safety Exam to receive their safety card issued by the State of Florida. The State of Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conversation requires that any person who wishes to operate a vessel of more than 10 horsepower and is born after January 1, 1988 must complete and pass a boater safety class.

The class is free to attend

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Roar and Pour is back for the summer at the Palm Beach Zoo. On the last Saturday of the month from May to August the entire zoo is open to explore after hours.

The event starts at 4:30 pm, with the summer grill severing burgers and hotdogs starting at 5 pm. There will also be live music from local tribute bands, and a tiki bar serving beer and wine.

The next Roar and Pour event of the summer season is Saturday, June 22nd, an Absolute Elton John Tribute Band will be performing all his greatest hits. The band plays on the stage from 6:30 pm to 9 pm.

Guests who attend are welcomed to bring chairs and blankets to sit back and enjoy the music and food. Guests can leave their chairs and blankets near the fountain plaza while you explore the zoo.

The Roar

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It’s time to start enjoying the warm, South Florida Weather. One of the best ways to do that, especially if you have kids, is at a waterpark.

Here are a few of our favorite waterparks in the Palm Beaches.

The Rapids

Rapids Water Park is a water park is one of the best waterparks in the Palm Beaches. The park occupies 30 acres near I-95. The park includes 42 slides and attractions, including a wave pool, dual seven-story speed slides, and a quarter mile lazy river.

Calypso Bay

Calypso Bay Waterpark is a seasonal outdoor attraction where you can also enjoy two four-story waterslides, an 897-foot river ride, an interactive water playground and a traditional swimming pool complete with lap lanes and diving boards. Splashing around can work

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Summertime is here and what better way to spend the summer than exploring some of Palm Beach County’s attractions.

Flagler Museum: Take a step back into the Gilded Age and tour the Flagler estate in Palm Beach. The Museum features and exhibits about Henry Flagler’s life, career and the history of Palm Beach Island. Private Tours, Guided Tours, and Audio Tours are available, and some are included in the museum’s admission. The museum is open 6 days a week, click here to purchase tickets online. The Flagler Museum is located at One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach.

Hoffman’s Chocolate Factory: Take a tour of the Chocolate factory and learn about the different types of chocolate. The factory also has a retail store, ice cream shop, garden and you can even

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Tonight, in Downtown Abaoca, the monthly event of Food Trucks will be lining up for their Food Truck Invasions for a night of fun and great gourmet food.

The popular event includes rows of Food Trucks lining Town Center Drive and offer a variety of food for everyone to enjoy. Food Trucks specialize in their own different type of cuisine to stand out from the rest. Some of the food includes desserts, ice cream, burgers, tacos, chicken, and much more.

The next Food Truck Invasion will be this Friday, June 14th starting at 5:30 pm. There will also be a local DJ playing all the latest hits from the Abacoa Amphitheater.

You are welcomed to bring your own blankets, tables and chairs to sit out and enjoy the food, music and entertainment. The Food Truck events

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Fishing is a popular activity here in South Florida. According to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, South Florida is home to more than 1,000 marine life species. The most common fish found in the waters are redfish, snook, bonefish, sailfish, tarpon, tuna, marlin, mackerel, flounder, snapper, spadefish, dolphin, and much more. To view the recent fishing forecast for Jupiter and Palm Beach County, click here.

Here are some of the most popular fishing destinations in South Florida.

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park: fishing in the lagoon very popular in the state park on the north end of Singer Island. You can expect to see trout, snook, blue fish, flounder, pompano, sharks, snapper, barracuda, red drum and more. The admission to the park

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For the entire summer, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting their Evening Guided Tours on Tuesday’s through Friday’s. The program was added to their calendar last year and has been extremely popular.

The Evening Tours gives visitors the ultimate experience during a special after-hours tour of the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center. The tours are led by an experienced member of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s staff.

The tour will be led through the exhibit hall to learn about the different sea turtle species and the various types of Marinelife found in the ocean. The tour will continue through the exhibit hall into the “Turtle Yard” to meet and see the current sea turtle patients at the center. Light bites and refreshments will be

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The Austinblu Family Fishing Tournament is a family-friendly event aimed at supporting the education and outreach efforts of the foundation, which is dedicated to teach people about the importance of safety on the water.

This unique tournament will showcase not just one competition, but two! Anglers will have the option to compete in our Release Competition and/or the Harvest Competition.  In the Release Competition, anglers will receive points for the number/species of fish caught, photographed, and released.  In the Harvest Competition, anglers will compete to catch the heaviest fish out of these 4 categories:

  • Saltwater Catfish

  • Crevalle Jack

  • Snapper (any species)

  • Checkered Puffer

Fishing will commence

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Jupiter is home to one of the very few dog beaches remaining in the State of Florida and the only one in Palm Beach County. In 1989, the Town of Jupiter adopted the policy to allow dogs on the beaches in Jupiter. Since the policy was adopted, the town expanded the initial area to now a 2.5 mile stretch of beach.

The Jupiter Dog Beach stretches from marker #25 at Marcinski Road going north to marker #59 on the south end of Carlin Park. Dogs are allowed to roam free in the designated area of the beach and must be supervised at all times.

The Town of Jupiter has a set of rules they would like everyone to follow, because being allowed to bring your dog to the beach is a privilege. The Friends of Jupiter Beach has also joined in and provides free dog waste bags

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