February 2020

There are 137 blog entries for February 2020.


The 2020 Sea Turtle Nesting Season is set to begin March 1st and last until October 31st and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is hoping for another record-breaking season. The beaches of Juno Beach will be monitored daily during this time and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center and Juno Beach support nearly 5 percent of the world’s loggerhead sea turtles.

Along the 9.5 miles of sandy shoreline, thousands of sea turtles lay their eggs in the sand. The nests usually contain about 100 eggs in each and requires 45 to 60 days to hatch roughly. Juno Beach is one of the most populated sea turtle nesting areas in the world. The main reason is being so close to the gulf stream current that bends toward Florida and its close proximity to the Sargasso

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Palm Beach Gardens is a family-friendly area with lots to do. For those with families, here are some activities that you and your kids or grandkids are sure to enjoy.

Gardens Mall

Just next door to Downtown at the Gardens is the popular Gardens Mall, featuring some of the best shopping in the area, including Build-A-Bear and Claire’s, both incredibly popular with my little ones and located right near the Sears entrance. Don’t miss Ms. Fields right above on the second floor, if you need some sustenance in the form of delicious sugar and chocolate.

Downtown at the Gardens

One of the most popular kid-friendly stops is Downtown at the Gardens, an open-air shopping and dining destination with a carousel that my kids clamor to ride. It was made

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With its 47 miles of beachfront, the Palm Beaches have a lot of snorkeling spots to choose from. Here are a few of the best.

Phil Foster Park

Constructed as a part of Palm Beach County’s Environmental Resources Management’s Artificial Reef Program, Phil Foster Park was completed in August of 2013. The park is an 800-foot-long tract of artificial reef that incorporates more than 600 tons of Anastasia rock boulders. Loosely strung together in easily accessible depths ranging from six to ten feet. Snorkelers will encounter a variety of species of fish, from colorful tropical-like angelfish and parrotfish to reef dwellers like snapper, grunts, and grouper. Lucky snorkelers may glimpse one or more of the six species of seahorses that have been

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Experience a one-of-a-kind interactive sound and light show in West Palm Downtown Beach. The interactive art installation, known as “Impulse”, will bring the delight to people of all ages. “Impulse” is a publicly activated light and sound experience.  Synchronized sounds will illuminate the seesaws when in motion on Clematis Street from February 15th to March 29th, 2020. This is a “don’t miss” event which is fun for all ages - young and young at heart. 

12 enormous illuminated seesaws respond and change color when put into motion setting a mood of a playful good time. The staple piece of playground equipment projects sounds and light when they are in motion. When fueled by the users and are inclined, “the seesaws, augmented by LED lights and speakers,

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The seaside Village of Tequesta hosts a renowned Italian eatery. Evo Italian, 150 North U.S. Highway One, Tequesta is Northern Palm Beach County’s foremost elegant Italian restaurant.  Chef owned and operated by Erik Pettersen.  Chef Erik wanted to offer amazing cuisine, great atmosphere, and outstanding service so he said he decided to “represent a dream inspired by my mother to bring the familiar feeling of family to you by showcasing my Italian home-style cooking from my family recipes”.

Evo, which is short for evolution, represents a rich Italian heritage and old world, traditions coming full circle into fresh new beginnings.  Evo offers contemporary variations to classic Italian dishes in an understated, elegant atmosphere. Try the shrimp

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In 1955, author Charles Martyn asked a local bridge keeper to describe the area that is now the Village of Tequesta. The keeper described it as “a jungle.” This intrigued Martyn who then decided to take the bridge keeper on his boat and have him show him the interesting area. After traveling along the Intracoastal, Martyn fell in love with the beauty of the area and its potential. He purchased 86 acres on Jupiter Island and developed upon it the Jupiter Inlet Colony.

While excavating, Martyn’s workers dug up a Native American mound full of artifacts. Martyn has the contents researched and it was discovered the mound belonged to an encampment of Tequesta Indians. The Tequesta Tribe lived in present-day Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties

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As you probably already know, Leap Year occurs every four years, but did you know that every year divisible by 4 is a leap year? Here are some other fun facts:

  • Not only does Leap Year occur in every year that is divisible by four, it only occurs in century years that are evenly divided by 400.
  • 4 million people in the world are leap day babies. These babies are called leapers or leaplings and there is a one in 1,461 chance of being a leap day baby.
  • Astrologers believe that people born on February 29th have unusual talents
  • There will be 8 years between leap years 2096 and 2104
  • Women often choose this day to propose marriage to men. If the man refuses the proposal, he would be fined a kiss, a silk dress or twelve pairs of gloves.
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Looking for a new South Florida hobby? How about flying? Becoming a pilot opens a world of recreation and travel opportunities and connects you to a unique, close-knit community of people. 

Earning your pilot license only takes 40 hours. The Palm Beach Flight Training facility at the Palm Beach County Park Airport in Lantana is an FAA Part 141 Flight School, which means fewer hours of training to obtain your pilot’s license and a higher standard of excellence in training. The school is known to have the best instructors in the area, a large aircraft assortment for training and very high safety standards as skill and safety go hand-in-hand.

The school offers a 40-hour private pilot license course as well as pinch-hitter classes, designed

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Head to Hobe Sound this Friday for their monthly Hobe Sound Food Truck Chow Down. Come and enjoy a fun filled Friday evening in Hobe Sound’s JV Reed Park.

The monthly food truck event is held on the fourth Friday of every month until April. The night includes delicious food made fresh to order from local and regional Food Trucks. The night will also include live music and entertainment, craft and local vendors, shopping, cocktails and much more.

Gather your friends and family and mingle with your Hobe Sound neighbors for the ultimate outdoor picnic this Friday night. The event is free to attend with food, drink and vendor purchases.

Hobe Sound Food Truck Chow Down Invasion Details:
When: Friday, February 28th
Time: 5 pm to 9 pm
Location: JV Reed Park

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Carmine's Coal Fired Pizza Ristorante in Jupiter knows how to make a good pizza. Their 900-degree coal-fired oven cooks pies with a crunchy crust and toasty toppings. The restaurant was given an "A" for Food and an "A" for service by Palm Beach Post food critic, Liz Balmaseda, last year making it the best on her review of eight Italian/Pizza shops in the Palm Beach County.

Here's why Carmine's is so great:

Upon entering the restaurant you'll be pleased to find an upscale atmosphere with clean lines, brick walls and thematic touches. The appetizer menu has a selection of delicious plates like Shrimp Zingara, a lightly fried shrimp in a rich spicy aioli sauce, Calamari Zucchini Fritti, a large plate of fried squid served with zucchini crisps, and

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