June 2021

There are 63 blog entries for June 2021.

The freedom of African Americans from slavery in the United States in 1865 is celebrated on the holiday known as “Juneteenth” on June 19. Juneteenth is made up of the words ‘June’ and ‘nineteenth,’ and it is on this day that Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Texas more than 156 years ago to inform slaves that slavery had been abolished.

June 19, 2021, is the 156 year of the abolishment of slavery and finally signed on as a federal holiday.  This comes after President Joe Biden signed Juneteenth National Independence Day Act Thursday, saying he believes it will go down as one of the greatest honors he has as president.  This enactment will undeniably bring additional awareness and will help educate people about history.

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Looking for a sure-fire way to show Dad how much you appreciate him by taking him out for a delicious, thick steak.  There are a multitude of steakhouses in the area, however Morton Steakhouse is offering a special offer in honor of Father’s Day. The chic steakhouse chain with locations in Palm Beach and Boca Raton is featuring a special surf-and-turf menu for Father’s Day.

The Father’s Day Special is as follows:

Choose an entrée, like the 8-ounce filet mignon, the 8-ounce Manhattan cut strip steak or the 16-ounce double-cut pork chop and get a cold-water lobster tail baked with garlic-herb butter, plus a side dish and dessert.  The price is $79 per person.

OpenTable offers reservations for the Morton’s Boca Raton location here. OpenTable

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Father’s Day is just around the corner and The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens is offering a special gift with purchase through June 20, 2021. Father’s Day began in 1910, two years after the first official celebration of Mother’s Day in the U.S.

The holiday began thanks to a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd, who had been raised with her siblings by her widower father, Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart. She was so inspired by how her father rose to the challenge of parenting alone, she petitioned for a special day to recognize dads as well as moms. She campaigned local government officials, churches, and other local organizations, and in 1910, Washington state celebrated its first official Father’s Day on June 19, marking the first Father’s

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A Jupiter based nonprofit dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of people with cystic fibrosis Piper’s Angels Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis will host its signature event, The Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis, on Sunday, June 27, 2021.  The foundation hopes to bring awareness, knowledge, understanding and funds for research. 

This will be the fifth annual fundraiser with over 150 paddlers expected to paddle 80 miles from Bimini, Bahamas to Lake Worth Beach.  Among this year’s 150 participants is Scott Johnson, the Crossing’s first first-ever double lung transplant paddler. Johnson’s team is aptly named “Double or Nothing”.  Johnson will paddle in honor of his 20-year lung transplant anniversary. Raising amazing hope for so many! 

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Bring out to outdoor yard games, pool toys, and stock up on your cookout supplies because the official start of summer is just a few days away.  Thought the weather around the country have been seems to already break into the summer temperatures for a few weeks now, the official start of the summer season is this Sunday, June 20th.

The first day of summer is determined by the tilt of the earth’s axis as it rotates around the sun. on this day, the North Pole is the closest to the sun and the northern hemisphere receives the most day light for the longest amount of time. This day is known as the Summer Solstice. This Sunday will be the longest “day” and the shortest “night” in the 365-day calendar year which makes it the official start of summer at 11:32

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As a part of the most recent installment of the Art in Public Places initiative sculptures by renowned Wellington artist Colbert C. Collins will soon be on display in various locations in the Village of Wellington. Collins’ bronzes reflect an inner vision that life is “a discovery of the inherent design and relationship between all things.”

His pieces illustrate a fascination with movement and the significant bonds between people. Collins sculptures and collections span four continents, over 2public and private facilities, and more than 3,000 homes. His images range from small 6-inch representational pieces to large 15-foot steel abstracts.  Four of Collins’ sculptures will be showcased in the following areas: Wellington Community Center, Village

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Vegan For Beginners is an online workshop live on Saturday, June 19, 202, at 5:00 p.m. for a cooking first!  At the workshop you learn the basics and then watch the meal being prepared.

With more people in Jupiter and Tequesta interested in vegan/plant-based eating. Some are just curious, some want to sample vegan eating, and some are ready to become total vegans. Both ZOOM events will introduce you to the vegan lifestyle.

EVENT 1:  ATTEND THE WORKSHOP - LEARN THE BASICS

During the Introduction Workshop Event 1:

Vegan/Plant-based presentation – no cooking involved.

Questions and answer session.

During the cooking demo:

Watch the preparation of a delicious vegan dish.

Relax, observe, and ask questions at the end.

All recipes

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Martin County is boosting with numerous things to do and family activities but recently Martin County has made the list for the “Top US Summer Fishing Destinations for 2021”. The area was ranked number one on the list of the “Top 7 US Summer Fishing Destinations” according to FishingBooker, an online marketplace and blog for booking yacht charters and recreational fishing.

Earlier this year, FishingBooker named Stuart one of the “Best Winter Fishing Destinations in 2021”.  Martin County has great fishing all year-round and is the only area to make the list twice for both best winter and summer fishing. The fishing blog and marketplace credited Martin County to the area’s bio-diverse lagoon ecosystems that are home to more than 800 species of marine

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The Garden Shoppe, located at Rosemary Square in Palm Beach County, is offering a hands-on workshop learning to create your own succulent arrangement.  The workshop will be offered Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Advance registration is requested.  Master Gardener, Mike Kane, with The Garden Shoppe, will lead this workshop. 

Grab your friends and enjoy a beautiful day during the outdoor succulent arrangement-making workshop at The Garden Shoppe. Learn basic succulent care then get your hands dirty by making your own arrangement to take home.  

This hands-on workshop will teach you all the basics of how to care for your succulents. The second part of the workshop is hands-on. You will choose your container pot and succulents to create your

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Register now for the Hometown Heroes Mini Golf Classic at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach.  This is part of the Hometown Hero Appreciation Day on Saturday, June 19th from 9am -3pm.    Participants must register in advance. There are a total of 18 foursomes available to participate.

This is a great opportunity for families to have fun together!  The Hometown Heroes Mini Golf Classic at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium features 18 holes, and all needed to be completed for the tournament.  Prizes will be awarded to the winning foursome and all participants will receive a Conservation Cup branded golf ball. 

Participants must check in at 8:45 a.m. in front of the Science Center and proceed to the

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