Theme parks across the state of Florida have been shut down for months and yesterday, officials from two theme parks met with the Orange County officials to discuss plans for reopening.  Walt Disney World and SeaWorld Orlando are planning to open in the upcoming weeks.

Walt Disney World presented its plans and several new safety measures for park goers and cast members. Disney is requiring that cast members and guests have their temperatures check at the park entrances and wear a mask. Disney is also allowing visitors to make an advanced reservation for park entry to keep the numbers down. There will be no parades, fireworks or any activity that creates a large crowd at Disney World for a while.

Disney plans to reopen Magic Kingdom and Animal…

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Palm Beach Gardens has extended the deadline for its Unemployed Resident Relief Fund.

The city has scheduled an additional gift card distribution day Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Gardens North County District Park, 5101 117th Court N. No appointment is necessary.

To qualify, participants must be a resident of Palm Beach Gardens and also must be able to show documentation of lost wages or have been furloughed due to the current COVID-19 crisis.

Unemployed residents may qualify for a $250 Publix gift card. Detailed information is available on the city’s website at www.pbgfl.com/residentrelief.

The Unemployed Resident Relief Fund has assisted several hundred city residents to date, the city said.

Due to inclement weather that…

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If your kids are still stuck at home, here are some fun things they can do to have fun and keep busy.

For many stay-at-home activities, you won’t even need to break out your wallet.

Online Zoo or Aquarium

Many zoos throughout the country are offering live looks at their exhibits and animals. Your kids can see tigers, penguins, elephants, koalas, and more through the world-renowned San Diego Zoo’s live feeds. The Monterrey Bay Aquarium is offering live looks at jellyfish, sharks, sea otters and more.

Over at the Georgia Aquarium live feeds, they can feast their eyes on their beluga whale, sea lion and piranha exhibits. And if that’s not enough, you can see a lion or giant panda on the feed at Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

Exercise

They…

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Guided Turtle Walks are returning to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center this June and July. The Guided Turtle Walks will be every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

The Turtle Walks are a unique program that allows guests to observe and learn about the egg laying process and nesting of sea turtles. With approval from the state for the program, an experienced Loggerhead Marinelife Center staff member scouts the patrolled beach searching for sea turtles while visitors enjoy the presentations and talks. Once talks are completed and sea turtles are found by the staff, guests are guided down to the beach.

The Turtle Walks are recommended for those 10 years old or older and costs $20 dollars per non-member and $18 dollars per member.

The first Turtle Walk…

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For the first time in nine years, NASA astronauts will launch a manned rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas will be testing the Space X built ‘Dragon’ capsule.

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon will ride a Falcon 9 rocket out of the earth’s atmosphere on a mission to the International Space Station, part of the agency’s Commerical Crew Program. Once they arrive, the two astronauts plan to spend up to four months on board before returning to earth. They’ll use that time to take the Dragon capsule spacecraft on test flights and confirm that all of the ship’s systems are performing correctly.

When Is the launch?

The SpaceX Demo-2 test flight is scheduled for liftoff from Kennedy Space Center’s…

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How the coronavirus relates to animals like cats, dogs, horses, and others is not yet totally clear. What we do know, however, is that pet-owners should take precautions to keep both themselves and their pets healthy and corona-free. Here are some suggestions on keeping your pet safe during the coronavirus.

Can My Pet Contract the Coronavirus?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the disease is spread to humans through person-to-person contact. There have been no reports of pets or livestock becoming ill or spreading the coronavirus in the U.S. Likewise, the World Health Organization has stated that there is no evidence that dogs or cats have become ill with this particular virus.

Wash Your Hands

Although there is no…

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Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross told CNBC on Tuesday that his current plan includes fans in the stands, and that the 2020 NFL season will go on as planned amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"I think there definitely will be a football season this year," Ross said Tuesday during an interview with CNBC. "Real question is, will there be fans in the stadium? Right now -- today -- we're planning to have fans in the stadium."

The NFL has released its schedule earlier this month and plans to play its full 16-game slate on time, starting Sept. 10. The league hasn’t made any definite decisions about whether to allow fans into stadiums during the 2020 season, but Stephen Ross is optimistic that plans will continue in a safe manner.

"We all miss our sports,"…

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With summer around the corner and beaches, attractions and other places beginning to open up in Palm Beach County, we have gathered a list of some of our favorite trails throughout the area for you to explore the great outdoors.

Whether you’re into biking, hiking, walking, running or just want to explore, here is a list of some of the best trails to explore in our area.

The Lake Trail – Palm Beach

Bike, jog or walk along the intracoastal and Lake Trail on Palm Beach Island. The pathway takes you by elegant Palm Beach mansions and the blue water. The palm tree lined pathway leads to the iconic Worth Avenue filled with great shopping and restaurants.

Riverbend Park – Jupiter

The park is comprised of the historic headwaters of the…

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Good news yesterday as, for the third day in a row, no new coronavirus deaths were reported in Palm Beach County as the toll rose by 7 to 2,259 in the state after a holiday weekend, the Florida Department of Health announced Tuesday morning.

The county's deaths have remained at 315 since Saturday when 4 fatalities were reported.

The state reported an additional 4 deaths Sunday and 15 on Monday after 43 on Saturday. One week ago, the rise was 55 in the state and 9 in the county.

No deaths were reported in the Treasure Coast area. On Monday, St. Lucie increased by 1 to 29 -- a 69-year-old woman -- as Martin and Indian River each stayed at 9 and Okeechobee none.

All this means that Palm Beach County is headed in the right direction and that,…

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Hard Rock Stadium has announced that they plan to entertain South Florida residents as an open-air drive-in theatre.

Soon, fans will be able to drive their cars into the stadium where Miami Dolphin football games are played every fall, and order food and beverages through an online system. Refreshments will be delivered to cars, and restrooms will be made available.

The theatre will showcase Miami Dolphins games, classic films, host commencement ceremonies, and more.

"We've spent several weeks planning this to be able to provide people with a safe option to go out and enjoy movies, classic Dolphins content, concerts, and celebrate 2020 graduates," said Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium vice chairman and CEO Tom Garfinkel. "It's a fundamental human…

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