The Andrew "Red" Harris Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2021 artificial reef project is about to begin with the deployment of the first of five 500-ton barge loads of huge 8' long concrete culverts offshore of the Jupiter inlet! This year's project benefits from Forterra's donation of 2500 culverts valued at $450,000 to the Andrew "Red" Harris Foundation. The culverts are presently being trucked and staged for loading on barges that will begin deploying a mile off the Jupiter inlet in the first week of May.

The map below shows how the culverts will be deployed as two huge culvert reefs (chartreuse dots) and as connecting trails (the gray areas) between the huge 500–800-ton limestone boulder reefs the foundation built last summer (green…

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The State of Florida offers a way for people to contribute to a cause they care about through specialty license plates. The plan to use a specialty license plate to build a billion-dollar fund for state park repairs now includes additional tags for veterans, Biscayne Bay, and the imaginary Margaritaville of Jimmy Buffet fame.  The bills' sponsors – Rep. Allison Tant, D-Tallahassee, in the House, and Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, in the Senate – say the House will set aside Tant’s proposal and send Baxley’s bill to Governor Ron DeSantis for his signature.

Along the way the plan to boost funds for state parks became a legislative train, picking up proposed plates for veterans, environmental causes, disease awareness and other causes to gain support.…

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A pandemic, strict budgets and travel restrictions in place can make engaging in some summer activities, like water parks, beach vacations, and concerts, a bit challenging this year. Here are 5 creative ideas for an inexpensive summer family fun in Jupiter. All it takes is a little creativity and you will find there is still a lot of outdoor and indoor activities, games, and entertainment you can engage in other than a beach day. The only problem will be deciding what to do first!

From taking it easy while lounging poolside to breaking a sweat on a hike to trying a new craft project or whipping up a recipe featuring a delicious summer food, the potential for cheap family fun this summer is endless.

With longer days, you have more time to pick up…

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For the entire month of May, the Palm Beaches is dedicated to celebrating art and culture in the county. The art and culture series is called MOSAIC and is happening this May. MOSAIC stands for Month of Shows, Art, Ideas, and Culture and everyone is invited to participate and enjoy special discounts and deals at many Palm Beach County attractions.

MOSAIC is put together every year by the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County. The council was formed in 1978 and since then has evolved to be a strong, multifaceted local arts advocate.

Special discounts and deals include discounts at: The Flagler Museum, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Mounts Botanical…

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Martin County is home to Jonathan Dickinson State Park. The Florida State Park sits between Palm Beach County’s Tequesta and Martin County’s Hobe Sound, and just a few miles north of Jupiter. The park is named after a Quaker merchant named Jonathan Dickinson that wreaked his boat off the coast in 1696.

The park’s area served as an Army base and home to Camp Murphy during the second World War. Today, the barracks are still visible throughout the park.  Following the war, in 1947 the land was transferred back to Florida to be used as a state park. Jonathan Dickinson State Park officially opened to the public in 1950 and is one of the area’s most visited parks.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park is home to a variety of river swamps, natural habitats, hiking…

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The Town of Jupiter has decided to continue to bring Jupiter U to the residents and community by going virtual this year. Jupiter U includes a series of short films and tours of Jupiter’s landmarks and areas throughout Jupiter.

The tours highlight the important facts and aim to educate the residents about their local government and our unique beach town. The virtual tours are available for the public to watch on demand now. The tour videos can be watched in any order but recommended that the first video be the welcoming video with Jupiter’s Mayor Todd Wodraska. In the welcoming video, the Mayor gives an overview of the program and provides updates for the ongoing and upcoming projects happening in Jupiter.

The virtual tour videos will include tours…

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The Style Club Concierge Service of the Gardens Mall, located at 3101 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens.  Let the Gardens Mall specialists plan your event.  erhaps a birthday party where your child is a star on the fashion catwalk or let them build a much-loved bear. Easily throw the perfect baby shower or most memorable bridal shower at the Gardens Mall. Whatever a perfect party is to you, the Style Club Concierge can facilitate it on your behalf.

Parties include a personalized email invitation. As host you can select your preferred choice as a treat from Godiva.  A custom dessert or cake will be created by a Gardens Mall chef and each guest will receive a $10 gift. Additionally, the guest of honor will receive $50 to spend in their favorite…

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Full Moon Yoga, a yin yoga practice, led by Shelly Saunier will take place on the Hilton West Palm Beach event lawn. Shelly will guide you through gentle yoga postures and mindful stretching to replenish the mind and body.  This will be a gentle heart opening practice under the Full Moon. This is a yin yoga practice open to all levels.

While the new moon represents new beginnings and is a great time for reflection and setting new intentions, a full moon is about letting go, releasing, and reflecting on what has built up and we no longer want in our lives.  Practice will be closed with an extended shavasana.

In accordance with social distancing guidelines, classes are limited to 40 people. Registration is required to secure your spot and you must…

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Recently, the Town of Jupiter has added and installed clean up stations at local parks to help the environment by reducing the number of debris and litter in our town.

The project is part of Jupiter’s partnership with Beach Bucket Foundation. The mission of the project is to create awareness and community involvement in helping the preservation of our local beaches and ocean. The town’s council identified clean up areas and more activities along the waterfront and local parks as one of their initiatives this year.

Waterfront Properties has sponsored clean up buckets at four local clean up stations. Visitors can grab a bucket from the station and help pick up litter and debris while they enjoy the park or walk along the beach. Once the bucket is…

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If you love a pretzel, then National Pretzel Day April 26 is the day for you. The Malted Barley, 14121 U.S. Highway One in Juno Beach is all about craft beer and craft food. They offer the best craft beers, and all the food is made from scratch by hand and baked-to-order. Their pretzel dough is made fresh daily, and every pretzel is rolled and stuffed by hand.  The pretzels are baked to order - salty and crunchy on the outside, soft, and chewy on the inside, and paired with a house-made dipping sauces.

A little National Pretzel Day history — with a twist! Pretzels, somewhat surprisingly, got their start in the Catholic Church. Sometime around the 7th Century A.D., monks presented their students with treats of baked dough twisted in the shape of…

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