August 2020

There are 69 blog entries for August 2020.


School is back in session for students in the Palm Beach County School District. Students go back to school today, Monday, August 31st.

The start of the new school year looks a little different compared to previous years. The school district announced in late July that the school district was going completely virtual for the start of the new 2020/2021 school year.

In effort to help the students, teachers, parents, and guardians adjust to virtual learning, the school district set up several hotlines and online resources for students and teachers to use.

Important Phone Numbers:

Information Helpline: to answers questions regarding the start of the new school year and will be staffed Monday through Friday: 561-969-5840

Technical Questions:

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Divers across the globe have their eyes on the Jupiter coast for the next few months, as hundreds of goliath grouper -- some the size of golf carts, and up to 10 feet,  make their way off the coast for mating season. This annual phenomena, known as the Atlantic Goliath Grouper aggregation, provides divers for a one-of-a-kind experience right in our backyard!

Jupiter Dive Center offers an extensive diving experiences to see these mammoth creatures. The center runs run regular boat trips for two-tank dives on the MG-111 wreck, the local ledge reef system, and other sites where the Goliaths are known to gather. According to their website, during this time of year, divers can expect to see up to sixty(!) groupers along the “wreck trek”.

For more info

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Once a month, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum hosts their reoccurring Lighthouse Moonrise Tour. September’s Moonrise tour is happening this Wednesday, September 2nd.

Those who attend the Moonrise Tour this Wednesday night will learn about the history of the Jupiter Lighthouse while enjoying the views of Jupiter and the full moon. The tour lasts approximately 60 minutes and the tours are weather permitting. Be sure to check their website for more information for updates.

The cost to attend is $25 dollars per person or $20 dollars per Lighthouse Member. To purchase tickets, click here.

Lighthouse Moonrise Tour Details:

When: Wednesday, September 2nd

Time: 7:15 pm to 8: 15 pm

Location: Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum located at

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The Palm Beach Zoo has extended their celebration of Kids Rule the Jungle and will extend their free pricing for kids until September 4th. For each full-price adult admission, two children under the age of 13 will be admitted for free.

Palm Beach Zoo’s winding shaded pathways and refreshing Fountain Plaza splash pad make it a great place to visit during the long summer days. To the delight of the hundreds of animal residents, visitors have been safely and steadily returning to the Zoo. 

During Palm Beach County’s Phase 1 reopening, the Zoo is  limiting attendance to allow each guest 100 square feet of space to physically distance from other guests. Indoor locations remain closed during this phase and several hand sanitizer stations are available.

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Living in sunny Palm Beach County has its many benefits, one of them is being able to take your boat out to grab something to eat. Many restaurants are located on the water for your convenience to stop by before heading out to the ocean for some great fishing or just a normal cruise around the intracoastal. These local restaurants offer everything from seafood, pasta, burgers, sushi, tacos, and much more.

Here is a list of just some of the best places to arrive by boat to grab something to eat.

Square Grouper: Jupiter

Jetty’s Waterfront Restaurant: Jupiter

U-tiki Beach: Jupiter

Dive Bar: Jupiter

Guanabanas: Jupiter 

Café Des Artistes: Jupiter

Calaveras Cantina: Jupiter

The Woods: Jupiter

Seasons 52: Palm Beach Gardens

The

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Grab your snorkeling mask and goggles and head to northern Palm Beach County and visit some of the best snorkeling spots in our area. Northern Palm Beach County is filled with marine life and corals that attract hundreds of different kinds of tropical fish right below the water’s surface.

Here are some hidden gem’s and must-see snorkel spots in our area.

Hidden Gem: Cato’s Bridge in Jupiter

Experience Level: Advanced

Many consider snorkeling under Cato’s Bridge to be one of the best snorkeling spots ever. Cato’s Bridge is the drawbridge that takes vehicles from Tequesta to Jupiter Island, near the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. Many fish swim underneath and around the bridge and many local snorkelers and advanced snorkelers find snorkeling in this

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The Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival’s annual Shakespeare By The Sea has been an annual festival in the Palm Beaches for more than 29 years. This year, the festival is still going on, but it will be a little different. The festival will be going virtual in 2020.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the festival and to celebrate 30 years, the production this year will be “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.  The festival is currently going on now starting Friday, August 21st through Labor Day weekend, the first weekend in September. The festival is free, and the performances are available to watch and stream through the theater company’s website.

The production was filmed in July with the proper social distancing by the cast and production crew. Through

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Often referred to as an exotic oasis perched on the prestigious Florida coast in Palm Beach, Worth Avenue attracts the world’s elite to Palm Beach County for the finest in shopping dining and overall Florida lifestyle. Located just steps from the world famous “Billionaires Row”, Worth Avenue is home to some of the world’s most exclusive shopping brands in the world and breathtaking Mediterranean-inspired architecture.

Whether your in the market for a piece of fine art, a slice of your very real estate paradise, or just a stroll among the rich and famous, Worth Avenue has it all. Here is a quick guide of some of our favorite shops, restaurants and places to stay to help you soak it all in: 

Shopping

Veneta

Brioni

Gucci

Jimmy Choo

Louis

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With Palm Beach County School District starting classes on Monday, August 31st, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach has created a new program to help students and parents with virtual learning.  Every week, the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center will be hosting their Coastal Classroom.

The Coastal Classroom is a weekly event that will begin Monday, August 31st. The purpose of the Coastal Classroom is to help students, parents, and teachers with the remote virtual learning. Students are invited to complete their virtual schoolwork at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. The Coastal Classroom is a safe in-person virtual learning space for students.

The classroom will provide each student with a safe learning space for students 8

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According to U.S. News, Florida residents can breathe easy knowing they live in the state with the best natural environment in the nation, placing number one overall for drinking water quality, urban air quality, and low pollution health risk.

The World Health Organization states that air pollution is a major environmental health risk, and by living in areas with high air quality, people can reduce the burden of disease from stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, chronic and acute respiratory diseases, and even dementia.

While the sunshine state may be best known for gorgeous beaches, oranges, and Hawaiian-shirted retirees, Florida also leads the country with lowest air and water pollutants. With the sea breeze sweeping over mostly flat terrain in a

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