April 2021

There are 61 blog entries for April 2021.

April 22nd marks the annual celebration of Earth Day. More than 1 billion people in 192 countries now participate in Earth Day events and activities each year, making Earth Day the largest civic observance in the world. Everyone is invited to participate in Earth Day events and help make our climate better.

The 2021 Theme for Earth Day this year is “Restore Our Earth”, which focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovated thinking that can help restore the world’s ecosystems. It is up to each and every one of us to help Restore Our Earth to help support our jobs, livelihoods, heath and survival, and happiness.

Earth Day was first officially held on April 22nd, 1970 and since then, many local towns and communities host

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Every April, National Park Week is from April 17 to 25! During this time, the National Park Foundation celebrates America's natural park treasures. National Park Week is a time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture. To find the national parks in your area, please visit find your park.

Did you know the Sunshine State has 10 National Park designated areas?  Visit the 10 parks here. Southeast Florida is home to America's Everglades. It is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. The Everglades span from Orlando south to Key West, including West Palm Beach.  It is a massive area.

Everglades National Park protects an unparalleled landscape that provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered

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Southeast Florida more manufacturers are showing off customized green appliances, including stove, ovens, refrigerators, and toasters. It is not your Mother’s green kitchen though. Remember those 1970s avocado-green appliances? They may not be looking so outdated nowadays. Variations of green are back in style in the kitchen, and appliances are among the trends.

Besides appliances, another trend is emerging green cabinetry. Many designers have called green cabinetry, on a large or small scale, a rising trend in 2021. The soft sage green paint by Valspar is called Garden Flower. Sue Kim, Valspar Color Marketing Manager claims, “Modernly classic like the beauty of white roses, this natural tint is soft and simple, setting our mind at ease.”

At the

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The second annual Roots and Ruts Off Road 5K and Family Fun Run is back again and will be happening this Saturday, April 24th.  The Els for Autism Foundation started the event to raise awareness and to celebrate April Autism Awareness Month.

The event will take place at the North Jupiter Flatwoods, the first certified autism-friendly trail in Florida. The trail will serve as both a fundraiser to support Autism Awareness and to celebrate the strides our community has taken and continues to take to bring awareness and acceptance.

The 5K and Family Fun Run will begin at The Els Center of Excellence campus in Jupiter, off Limestone Creek Road. The race will have staggered start times or waves throughout the race. Those who wish to participate can select

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Living in the South Florida way of life means you can spend plenty of family time outside all year-round! It is key to set up your outdoor oasis exactly how you want it so your time with family is focused on each other. Here are a few tips for setting up the perfect outdoor kitchen.

When you are grilling outside during the summer, your air conditioner will not have to work overtime to keep your house cool. When you bake, fry, roast, and broil foods in your inside-kitchen, the temperature in your house elevates several degrees, which kicks the AC into overdrive. When you cook outdoors, you will save on energy consumption.

A top benefit of having an outdoor kitchen is that they are perfect spaces for entertaining. When food is grilled out on the

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If you are considering selling your home in the Jupiter area, try to look at it with fresh eyes. Sellers want to get the most money for their homes.  Just a couple easy things can make a huge impact. 

Try these four speedy fixes and add the most value for the least money:

1. Paint

Painting your home before you put it on the market is one of the cheapest ways to get the highest possible price for your property. Use soft colors like a muted, neutral beige, soft blue, or pale green. They can still be neutral while greatly improving the look and feel of each room. Add white baseboards, casings, and doors for a fresh look. Repaint the front door.

2. Upgrade Lighting

Update old light fixtures in the kitchen, bathroom, and hallways. Consider

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Celebrate this Earth Day with a Nature Walk hosted by The River Center in Jupiter. Gather your hiking gear and head to the Pine Glades Natural Area this Thursday, April 22nd for a Nature Walk on Earth Day.

The hike will include walks along the guided paths of the natural area. The hike will include journeys on both unpaved and paved terrain. Those interested in participating in the hike are encouraged to wear closed toed shoes, long pants, comfortable clothing, and bring plenty of water. Bug spray and a flashlight are recommended.

Nature Walk Details:

When: Thursday, April 22nd

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Location: Pine Glades Natural Area located at 14122 W Indiantown Road, Jupiter

Attendees are asked to RSVP to attend due to limited

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A 30-year-old Boynton Beach man claimed the $2 million top prize from the $10 MONOPOLY BONUS SPECTACULAR scratch-off game, Florida Lottery said in a news release. The winner chose to receive his prize in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1.615 million. He claimed his prize using a secured drop box at Florida Lottery's West Palm Beach district office.

The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $39 billion to education and sending more than 880,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games

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Most seasons change and its very evident, however in Palm Beach County the seasons are a continuous sunny, warm, tropical climate.  So, when spring comes along residents need a friendly reminder that its “spring cleaning time”!  Now is the time to get some of those spring cleaning projects that you have been putting off completed. When organizing your closet, here are some tips for getting the most out of your space.

When cleaning your closet get rid of old shoes. Folks tend to hoard shoes more than other types of clothing. In coastal towns like, Jupiter, flip flops are the footwear of choice. If you are looking to organize your closet, go through your shoe collection and be honest with yourself about what you should keep, what you should donate,

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The Wellington Bacon and Bourbon Fest is back again this year by popular demand. The festival will be held at the newly constructed Town Center Promenade this upcoming weekend. The festival will feature two of the most powerful words beginning with the letter B. Bacon and Bourbon will be everywhere.

The event will feature more than 60 artists and crafters, a giant menu of bacon infused culinary dishes, and a collection of over 40 rare bourbons and whiskeys. New to the festival this year, are the varieties of bourbon flights that will be available and provide attendees the opportunity to taste different brands from across the US.

Wellington’s Bacon and Bourbon Fest strives to bring a fun-filled food lover community event featuring unique beverages

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