Stuck in your waterfront home in South Florida during quarantine? Whether you usually fish offshore, or you’ve never fished before, snook fishing from the dock is the perfect antidote for a bored family! If you’re stuck at the dock, here is a step by step guide to fishing for snook before season ends on May 31st!

 

Step 1: Buy a fishing license WITH a snook permit.

Snook is a highly regulated species due to its delicious white flesh and previous overfishing. It used to be on every menu in South Florida, and they don’t multiply as fast as pelagic species like mahi-mahi. If you get caught fishing without a permit, you’re in big trouble! You can purchase your permit from FWC here: https://gooutdoorsflorida.com/. The best deal is the “Saltwater…

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If you are wondering about when and how you should be using a medical mask, here are some guidelines from the WHO.

  • If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person who has or might have the coronavirus.

  • Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing.

  • Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

  • If you wear a mask, then you must know how to use it and dispose of it properly.

  • Before putting on a mask, clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

  • Cover mouth and nose with mask and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask.

  • Avoid touching the mask while…

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If you are looking for new ways to fill your time during quarantine, check out our list of some things to do to past the time. 

1. Rediscover your hobby or learn a new one:

With our social lives on pause, now is the perfect time to start a new hobby and learn a new skill. 

2.  Reconnect with old friends:

Social isolation doesn’t mean that you can’t talk to friends.  Popular apps such as Zoom and FaceTime are bringing more people together and has become the new social interaction. 

3.  Bring out your inner Chef: 

You won’t become a professional chef overnight but now is the time to make those new recipes you always wanted to try.

4.  Be creative:

Use this time to play those board games or finish that puzzle or maybe even draw or…

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While researchers found that the virus can remain on some surfaces for up to 72 hours, the study didn’t include fabric. So far, evidence suggests that it’s harder to catch the virus from a soft surface (such as fabric) than it is from frequently touched hard surfaces like elevator buttons or door handles.

One thing experts do know: At this point, transmission happens mostly through close contact, not from touching hard surfaces or clothing. The best thing you can do to protect yourself is to stay home. And if you do go out, practice social distancing.

This virus cannot go from person to person that easily. It needs us to be close. It needs us to be within 6 feet.

And don’t forget to use hand sanitizer while you’re out, avoid touching your…

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Time to change your state of mind into island time!  You couldn’t be self-isolating in a more beautiful place than Jupiter!  Jimmy Buffet has it right, “Fly off to a tropical oasis somewhere between the Port of Indecision and Southwest of Disorder. A place where the drinks are always full, and the music never stops playing.  Sunny days and bright blue skies!

Harbourside Place, 126 Soundings Avenue, Jupiter features a Tommy Bahama location, inspired by the relaxed sophistication of coastal living. For health and safety, Tommy Bahama employees and guests, this location is temporarily closed.

Soon life will return to normal and heading out to shop and dine will return.  This Tommy Bahama location features vibrant colors and details this collection…

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Antibody tests can show how common COVID-19 is. Once scientists know who has had the virus, they can find out how sick it makes most people. And they can study what happens if people who've had it are exposed to it again. When paired with other scientific information, this can help researchers understand who might be immune to the virus.

The hope is that people with antibodies to COVID-19 can safely get back to work, and normal life, quicker.

These tests may also help with an experimental treatment for COVID-19 called convalescent plasma. Plasma is the liquid part of your blood.

Researchers are studying how antibodies in plasma donated by people who’ve recovered from COVID-19 might help those who are ill with the virus. One theory is that…

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Since most of the world is currently under a “Stay At Home” order and most have turned their living rooms into offices, schools and home gyms.  Now more than ever we are under a tremendous amount of stress and pressure to get everything done. 

Today, we rely a lot on technology and our phones.  There is a huge amount of brain training apps and website for us to use that have been scientifically designed to help target areas of the human brain to help deal with anxiety and stress as well as helping to improve memory and sharpness in the brain. 

Here are some iPhone apps for you to download to get you thinking. 

1. Lumosity

2. Fit Brains Trainer

3. CogniFit Brain Fitness

4. Brain Fitness Pro

5. Happify

6. Clockwork Brain

7.…

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Feeding South Florida is an inventive direct-service program and network of nonprofit partner agencies. Feeding South Florida has supplied 62 million pounds of food.  The non-profit organization has arranged over 50 million meals last year. Over 700,000 individuals, over 100,000 seniors, 230,000 children have been fed.

Feeding South Florida is the largest, well-organized food bank serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties. More than 98% of all donations are put back into the local community.  Feeding South Florida is the Florida’s partner of nationwide Feeding America program. They are part of a statewide hunger relief organization in our state.

As the largest food bank in the area, they launched a weekly grocery distribution…

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South Florida needs to stay informed. We need to get the latest most valid information on guidelines for prevention by the media and then plan accordingly. Addressing the unknown is very difficult. In the face of an epidemic, we are uncertain how to respond. Let’s all take a deep breath and long exhale.

Threatened by contagion, alarmed by unknown risks, we move into survival mode. We need to relax.  We ruminate. We have the urge to connect and the fear of contamination. We become inundated with mass media warnings and alarming information. Fear can pull us into anger and uncertainty. It exhausts us.

Shutting off the news and taking a walk or make a puzzle help reduce stress. Daily routines like exercise of any type, biking, running, playing…

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As South Florida’s hospitals continued to grapple with COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths, Florida’s politicians are plotting a path to reopen society without reigniting the outbreak that has forced schools, businesses, and transit hubs into a prolonged lockdown.

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that, with social-distancing measures on track to prevent an overwhelming spike in cases, he would establish a task force to help map Florida’s return to normalcy. He made the announcement as the state released new information showing more than 22,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and at least 614 deaths — including 359 in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties.

“It obviously is prudent to start thinking about and planning…

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