July 2020

There are 92 blog entries for July 2020.


This summer, South Floridians are deciding to spend their summer vacations in their own county. With more attractions and things to do opening daily in South Florida, what better way to spend your summer vacation in Palm Beach County. The county is home to many top attractions and luxurious beachfront resorts with award-winning spas, great amenities, world class dining and giant pools to name a few. This summer use your vacation time and take a staycation at one of Palm Beach County’s local hotels and visit one of the county’s top attractions.

Besides the convenience of not having to travel far to enjoy the sun and the sand, there is also many benefits to staying local.

Benefits of a Staycation:

1. Save money on things like air travel, pet, or

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The City of West Palm Beach is working to develop innovative ideas to maintain community bonds this Summer—one of which is a weekly drive-in movie.

The movies will play at both Dreher Park and Currie Park throughout August.

The current schedule is:

  • August 8: Despicable Me 3 (PG) - Dreher Park

  • August 15: Grease (PG) - Currie Park

  • August 22: Sonic the Hedgehog (PG) - Dreher Park

  • August 29: 50 First Dates (PG-13) - Currie Park

More dates and movies will be announced at a later time, the city said.

Gates will open at 6 p.m. with the movies set to start at 7 p.m.

General admission tickets are $10 per vehicle and $30 for VIP. The VIP option includes front row parking, or as close as possible, plus a

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South Florida has a lot of fun things coming up in August, some of the events are in person, others are online. Here are some of the events you and your family can enjoy together next month.

NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale presents Happy! — a new exhibition of contemporary works produced by artists who aim to engage the viewer emotionally. The exhibition is available to view online through Aug. 30 at nsuartmuseum.org. You can also subscribe to the lecture series on the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s YouTube channel that is open to everyone.

Classics for a Summer Evening: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Community Arts Program Virtual Summer Concert Series (CapCast) will livestream on Facebook with Scott Flavin and friends Summer Strings Quartet in beloved

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Palm Beach Gardens is a city in northern Palm Beach County that is home to roughly 56,300 residents and is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area. The city has a total area of 55,000 square miles and roughly two tenths of a mile features water.

Prior to becoming a city in 1969, Palm Beach Gardens was primarily cattle ranches and pine forests with swamp lands to the west. In 1959, the land was purchased by John D. MacArthur and he announced his plan to develop 4,000 acres and build homes for 55,000 people. MacArthur choose the name Palm Beach Gardens after his initial request for Palm Beach City was denied by the Florida Legislature because of the similarity of the nearby town of Palm Beach.  The city was incorporated on June 20th, 1959 and it

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The little beach town of Hobe Sound has quite a few interesting features and tales you may never have heard of. Here are 10 interesting facts about beautiful Hobe Sound:

1. The town was named after the Native American tribe that resided in the area in the 1600s. The Jobe and Tequesta Indians (hence where the neighboring town of Tequesta also got its name) were discovered when a British cargo ship, The Reformation- carrying sugar, rum, beef, and molasses from Jamaica to New England- sank off the north end of the Jupiter Inlet. Captain Jonathan Dickinson and his crew of 25 men befriended the natives and gave Hobe Sound its name in their honor in 1699. 

2. In the early 1900s, Hobe Sound was also known as "Olympia" because the 12,000 acres of the

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For the past several years, Martin County officials have been trying to improve the main corridor of Palm City. Now, the project is finally moving forward and hopes to help small businesses.

Palm City is looking to complete a new streetscape project that has been in the making for the past 15 years. The new streetscape hopes to beautify the area and many local businesses are excited about the change.

Construction cones have already been spotted along the Mapp Road for the Town Center Project. Construction started in May and the project hopes to transform the street to create a downtown feel that attracts more businesses and brings more people to the area.

The project will stretch down both sides of Mapp Road from Martin Downs Boulevard to Martin

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Palm Beach County has a long, rich history. Here are a few of the most interesting local museums to see and experience some of that history first-hand.

Flagler Museum

The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, also known as Whitehall, is a Palm Beach landmark that was originally built as a wedding present and winter retreat for Henry Morrison Flagler and his third wife, Mary Lily Kenan. The 75-room Gilded Age mansion, also known as Whitehall, was built in 1902. The building façade is breathtaking even today, with massive marble columns and a red barrel-tiled roof.

Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum, featuring guided tours, changing exhibits and special programs. During your tour, learn

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The Martin County School District Board has voted to stay with their original school calendar for the upcoming school year.  Some school board members wanted to push back the start of the school year to August 25th but negotiations with the teacher’s union and the Martin County Education Association were not successful.

Students in Martin County School District will be heading to the classroom for in-person learning on Tuesday, August 11th. Teachers are scheduled to head back to the classroom on Monday, August 3rd.

Parents of students in the Martin County School District have the option to send their children to school for traditional learning or remote learning via live stream. Whichever option they chose will be heading back to school on August

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Here are some fun places where your kids can play and have fun outdoors.

Constitution Park in Tequesta

Amazing playground and beautifully maintained surrounds make this park a true gem.  You may have to physically pry your children off of the equipment when it is time to leave.  The playground is best suited to older children with the tube slides and a tall treehouse.  There is also a fitness trail and basketball courts.

Address: 399 Seabrook Rd, Jupiter, FL 33469

Lake Lytal Park in West Palm Beach

Popular for its affordable water fun at the Family Aquatic Center, Lake Lytal in central Palm Beach County also has many other features to enjoy.  Baseball, racquetball, basketball, and tennis courts are available for active families or

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  The Paws and Reels Fishing Tournament this past weekend involved more than just fishing. It raised money for Amber's Animal Outreach, and was a celebration of man's best friend as people from Northern Palm Beach County brought their rescue pups along for the festivities. Here are a few of our favorite dogs in attendance, as captured by photographer Michael O'Malley.
         
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