The 2020 (Re) Open Tour continues this weekend in Palm Beach County, with women’s tennis taking center stage.

Kicking off today (Friday) at noon, the three-day UTR Pro Match series event will take place on a private West Palm Beach court, involving Aventura resident Amanda Anisimova (No. 28 in the world rankings), Danielle Collins (No. 51) of St. Petersburg, fellow American Alison Riske (No. 19) and Australian Ajla Tomljanovic (No. 56)

It’s the first professional women’s tennis event since the start of the coronavirus outbreak in mid-March and comes two weeks after Delray Beach’s Reilly Opelka won the inaugural (Re) Open Tour event, besting three other male players.

Like the men’s tournament, the women are playing a round-robin tournament…

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This upcoming Monday is Memorial Day, the unofficial start to the summer season. Memorial Day is an American Holiday observed on the last Monday of the month of May.

Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving in the US Military. The day was originally known as Decoration Day and originated in the years following the Civil War in the mid-1860’s. It wasn’t until 1971 when Memorial Day became an official federal holiday.

The day is usually celebrated by many Americans by visiting grave sites or memorials, holding cookouts with friends and family, lake and beach visits and parades. This year is a little different however, many Memorial Day events across the country have been canceled due to social distancing…

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The Jupiter Lighthouse will reopen to the public on a limited basis starting Saturday, May 30, according to its website. Beginning that day, the lighthouse grounds will be open Thursday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until further notice, with the last admission taking place at 3 p.m.

The lighthouse museum, the Tindall Pioneer House and Keeper’s Workshop will all remain closed for now, however, and there will be a bevy of safety precautions.

Among them: Masks are required inside the tower and on its deck, at the museum entrance and in the gift shop. No more than 10 people can climb the tower at the same time. Social distancing markings will be flagged on the lighthouse deck.

There also will be hand sanitizer available throughout the grounds…

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Palm Beach County is doing its part to help struggling small business owners get back on their feet. The local county government announced it is preparing to award $60 million in grants for businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. An online portal to submit an application will open at 8 a.m. Friday at discover.pbcgov.org.

According to the Palm Beach Post, the county has set aside $50 million, from the $261 million it received from the CARES Act, for businesses employing 25 people or fewer. Another $10 million will be available for businesses with more than 25 employees.

The grants cannot exceed $25,000, meaning the county has enough for grants to at least 2,000 small businesses and at least 400 businesses with more than 25 employees. How…

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The Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta is opening its world class art programs with an innovative approach.

 The new program introduced is for children ages 6 through 12. Children can join in on their “Super Summer” program and they will receive an ArtCamp in each box every week available by curbside pickup at the center or by mail.

The “Super Summer” art camp combines independent exploration and three optional interactive and zoom led classes with the help of the community. Each week, the box will contain the supplies needed to create your own characters and pieces. Virtual shows will be on Friday’s to show and explain their work.

The “Super Summer” art camp runs from June 1st through July 31st. Summer classes and programs for older children…

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With Summer here, and the coronavirus still limiting some of your kids’ favorite activities, you may be wondering what kinds of fun things they can do while still practicing safe social distancing. Here are a few suggestions.

Kids Under 5

  • Make this simple DIY ball ramp game.

  • Play free games featuring Elmo, Daniel Tiger and more at pbskids.org.

  • ABCmouse.com offers a 30-day free trial of their interactive lessons and games.

  • Try out Post-It Match—a DIY name recognition activity.

  • Watch astronauts read children’s books from space.

  • Through the quarantine, Other Goose is offering their charter school-approved curriculum for free.

  • Disney+ is a favorite in our house, and they offer a seven-day…

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With many of Florida’s coronavirus restrictions slowly being lifted, you may be wondering about travel into and out of the state. So far, many of the limitations and recommendations on travel remain unchanged. Here’s what you need to know.

Out-of-State Travelers

New York

New Yorkers traveling into Florida are instructed to self-isolate for 14 days, including those who have arrived in Florida within the past 14 days. Violators could face second-degree misdemeanor charges and up to 60 days in prison or a $500 fine.

Louisiana

Gov. DeSantis announced on Friday that anyone traveling to Florida from Louisiana needs to immediately self-isolate for a period of 14 days. The restrictions are an extension of the order that applies to New Yorkers.

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Florida restaurants are now able to serve more people for dine in services. The State of Florida was entered into its Full Phase One of reopening Monday, May 18th. Restaurants and dine in services have been closed or take out and delivery only since the middle of March.

Restaurants and dining establishments are now allowed to be operating at 50% capacity instead of the 25% capacity last week. Those who choose to eat out at a restaurant are still encouraged to follow the CDC guidelines for social distancing and tables must remain at least 6 feet apart from each other.

The order went into effect Monday and restaurants can now serve more people for dine in services indoors and outdoors. Take out and delivery is still available at local restaurants for…

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This week, Jupiter Town council members voted on their first coronavirus relief package, offering up thousands of dollars to water utility customers.

During the next two monthly payment cycles, Jupiter officials will eliminate a chunk of the bill for local businesses that have taken a financial hit during the pandemic. They estimate it will cost the utility about $780,000.

About 1,330 businesses should benefit. The town is generally including all commercial accounts, except for big box stores that remained open, schools, government facilities, homeowner association spaces, irrigation meters and utility sites.

Town estimates indicate a wide range of savings for businesses: from under $150 to more than $14,000. The waived fees come from base…

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For those eager to get back to working out, several gyms in Jupiter and Palm Beach County have reopened. Others, like LA Fitness, will remain closed until likely sometime in June. If that’s too long to wait, here are a few local gyms that you can try in the meantime.

Jupiter Fitness

Address: 1200 W Indiantown Rd, Jupiter, FL 33458

Website

Hours

  • Sunday: 7AM–6PM

  • Monday (Memorial Day hours may differ): 5AM–11PM

  • Tuesday: 5AM–11PM

  • Wednesday: 5AM–11PM

  • Thursday: 5AM–10PM

  • Friday: 5AM–9PM

  • Saturday: 7AM–7PM

CrossFit Palm Beach

Address: 1642 US-1, Jupiter, FL 33469

Website

Hours

  • Sunday: 8AM–12PM

  • Monday (Memorial Day hours may differ):5AM–8PM

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