Countries around the world have their own unique New Years Eve and New Years Day traditions. Many of them are widely known and others get more creative while celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of a new year. This year, the holiday plans might be altered a little bit but certain holiday traditions will continue on into the new year.

Here are some interesting facts about New Years.

New Year’s Eve is America’s fourth favorite holiday. Number one is Christmas, followed by Thanksgiving, and then the Fourth of July.

In previous years more than 112.5 million people travel for New Year’s and the most popular holiday destinations in the United States are Orlando, FL, Anaheim, CA, and Honolulu, HI.

Roughly 360 million glasses of sparkling…

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The Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts is an all-arts public magnet high school in Palm Beach County. This prestigious "A" school consistently ranks in the upper 2% of all schools according to U.S. News, and art areas include theatre, music, dance, visual arts, digital media, and communications.     One of the most unique schools in the United States, this audition and portfolio admission-based school brings together a class of amazingly diverse, highly motivated, driven students who give back to the community in thousands of hours of community service and art enrichment annually.   Dreyfoos' curriculum is a hybrid, where high-level academics and arts intersect, and it offers more Advanced Placement and AICE courses than any other…

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Look no further for a French bistro on the waterfront in Jupiter.  Le Cafe des Artistes French Bistro, located at 318 South U.S. Highway One, Jupiter, is home to a respected, timeless Parisian-style bistro.  The direct from Paris café is set on the harbor of Jupiter Yacht Club Marina along with al fresco dining on the waterfront or fashionable indoor seating. It is the idyllic setting for n intimate, romantic meal with a special someone. 

It is a well-known fact that French chefs are masters at their craft.  They understand the romance of a decadent meal and the importance of ambiance.  French chefs are rigorously trained, as well as very demanding chefs. French food is deeply rooted in tradition and the superiority of the cuisine is based on the…

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Northern Palm Beach County is home to many great local and delicious restaurants, diners, and cafes that are open and serve breakfast. Breakfast is often considered the most important meal of the day for many reasons. Many studies have linked eating breakfast to good health, a boost in energy and alertness, and many others.

If you are on the lookout for a great spot to grab some breakfast during the week or on a weekend, here is a list of just some of the best breakfast spots to grab some pancakes, waffles, and pastries in Northern Palm Beach County.

Berry Fresh Café

Lighthouse Diner

The Royal Café

First Watch

Center Street Nook

Maplewood Bagel Market

Lazy Loggerhead Café

Jim’s Place

Juno Beach Café

Jupiter Rinaldis

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No trip to the Boca Raton area would be complete without exploring the local cuisine of the area. Being Southeast Florida, and a beach town, this means a lot of Caribbean culinary delights abound. Boca Raton is a varied community and its reflected in the available dining options.

Caribbean cuisine includes a mixture of cooking techniques, flavors, spices, and influences from the indigenous people on the islands, and the Spanish, British, Africans, Indian and Chinese who have inhabited the various islands. The cuisine isinfluenced by the crops that were pioneered onto the islands. Caribbean cuisine includes a variety of dishes from the different ethnicities brought to the islands with the arrival of people from in a different place. 

Make a…

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Palm Beach International Airport has rebranded one of its lounges for travelers coming to and from Palm Beach County. The short-lived Primeclass Lounge has transformed into the Escape Lounge at the Palm Beach International Airport.

The Escape Lounge opened its door to travelers in the B Terminal, right after the TSA Security Checkpoint on December 9th. The new lounge will have the same luxuries as Primeclass Lounge plus more. Primeclass Lounge opened in January 2020 and closed its doors in early March. Now the former Primeclass Lounge has transformed into the Escape Lounge.

The Escape Lounge is open to all travelers for $40 dollars if booked in advance or $45 dollars if paid at the door. The fee gets you unlimited food and beverages, high speed…

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Also known as an “ocean potato” or “sea cow”,  the beloved Florida manatee is a gentle giant you’ll see calmly cruising throughout Jupiter Intracoastal waters. Manatees have a very friendly disposition, and while it may be tempting to feed or give them fresh water from your dock, it is illegal as they are a protected species.

Manatees are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act of 1978. It is illegal to feed, harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, annoy, or molest manatees. For more information about state laws, please visit

On the other hand, it’s wonderful to experience these calm…

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Join the Friends of Jupiter Beach for the first beach cleanup of 2021!  The Friends of Jupiter Beach has been organizing beach cleanups on the FIRST Saturday of every month since 1994.  Join the non-profit organization this Saturday, January 2, 2021 from 8:30am – 9:30am at designated beach crossovers.  Volunteers, ranging from the young to the young at heart, (ages 4 to 84 and multiple generations), arrive from surrounding areas to help remove trash & recyclables.

Friends of Jupiter Beach is a 501(c)(3) community organization whose goal is to support and maintain environmentally health, clean and dog-friendly beaches in Jupiter, Florida.

If you are interested in helping keep our beaches clean, consider coming out this Saturday! It is a…

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New Years celebrations are starting to kick off in Palm Beach Gardens. Downtown Palm Beach Gardens is helping to ring in the new year in a new way. Head to the Downtown Palm Beach Gardens and pick up your New Year’s Eve Celebration Kits.

Your New Year’s Eve plans might look a little different this year than past years but the outdoor shopping and lifestyle center in Palm Beach Gardens is hoping to still bring the fun and celebration. Stop by and pick up your special complimentary New Years Celebration Kit from participating retailers and restaurants.

The New Years Kit will feature a create your own New Years Eve celebration hat, noisemakers, crafts, and much more. The kits are now available through New Years Eve or until supplies last.

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Fasten your walking shoes, come explore a recently designated outstanding natural area in Jupiter.  Join the River Center on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 for a nature walk through the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area. Take a walk on the guided trails and immerse yourself in this local natural area. Explore a paved path within this natural area with uneven terrain.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area was federally designated by Congress in May 2008 to “protect, conserve, and enhance the unique and nationally important historic, natural, cultural, scientific, educational, scenic, and recreational values of the Federal land surrounding the Lighthouse for the benefit of present generations and future generations for the…

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