The Palm Beaches is a charmed community. We are blessed by all the best that life has to offer.  Shopping in northern Palm Beach County offers a very unique experience. All who visit, shop, and reside here are offered the friendliest welcome and professional courtesy.

There are those who enjoy shopping and view it as a leisure activity and there are others who consider shopping an arduous task.  The pandemic has obliged shoppers to resort to online shopping, but now that vaccinations are available many people are heading back out to shopping centers. 

Support your local retailers and visit some of the best retail shopping areas Palm Beach County has to offer. 

The Gardens Mall
3101 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Downtown at the…

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Palm Beach County students will get a reduced summer break this year, with the new school year starting August 10, 2021.  Palm Beach County residents need to be diligent of kids on the sidewalks and crossing streets to catch the bus. 

The Palm Beach County School Board approved the calendar this past Wednesday, despite concerns that it cut the summer break from the traditional 10 weeks to seven. The current school year is ending June 18, three weeks later than normal, after the school district delayed the start of the school year due to COVID-19.  

Academic performance has tumbled this past school year.  It has been a tremendous challenge for the district to educate students at home and on campus. The statistics of F’s on report cards have…

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Since its opening in 1977, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road in Delray Beach, has been a center for Japanese arts and culture in South Florida, with alternating expositions in its galleries. Tea ceremonies are performed monthly in the Seishinan ceremonial tea house.  Japanese long-established festivals are commemorated for the public several times a year.

The Morikami Museum Collection houses over 5,000 Japanese art objects and artifacts.  Within the collection is a 500-piece collection of customary tea ceremony items. More than 200 textile pieces and recent fine art acquisitions, as well as 200 acres that surround the Morikami museum buildings.

There are sprawling Japanese gardens with strolling paths…

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For an inexpensive excursion take the kids to the Palm Beach Zoo during the month of August.  The zoo will be offering free admission for kids 12 and younger during the month of August. This offer, two free child admissions per full-price adult ticket, is valid when they are accompanied by a paying adult.  Children under 3 are always free.

The August special at the Palm Beach Zoo includes admission to the Splash Pad. The Palm Beach Zoo is located at 301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach.  Parking is free.

Masks are required for anyone, including children 2 and older, who is not fully vaccinated in these areas:

-        Topics Cafe

-        Gift shop 

-        Carousel ride

-        Restrooms

-        Zoo administration offices

 Palm…

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Lighthouses are wondrous things, like the historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, beautiful, nonetheless incredibly useful. They serve two significant purposes, first, they serve as a navigation aid and secondly, to warn ships and boats of dangerous areas. August 7, 2021, is National Lighthouse Day.  If you are in the Jupiter area head on over to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum.

Celebrate how these scenic, historic structures guided travelers throughout the centuries. In 1789, the U.S. Congress passed an act securing the protection of all lighthouses under federal support. While lighthouse technology has evolved over time, lighthouses were once widely used to mark dangerous reefs, shorelines, and harbors.

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On Friday nights during the summer, Downtown Palm Beach Gardens hots their Summer Concert Series at their newly remodeled Downtown Park. The outdoor concerts are free to attend, and all are welcomed to celebrate the start of the weekend.

The concerts feature a variety of regional and local bands and tribute bands playing everything from jazz, rock, pop, reggae, country, contemporary, blues, and everything in between. The concerts begin at 7 pm and go until 10 pm.

The Summer Concert Series are supporting the Jammin’ Food Drive which benefits CoreGiving, The Palm Beach County Food Bank. Those who plan on attending are asked to bring a canned food or non-perishable items for a complimentary drink. Donation boxes will be scattered around the park, be…

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Palm Beach County celebrate International Beer Day. The first Friday in August is just that day, International Beer Day. Did you know that beer is one of the oldest drinks the planet has ever recognized?  When it’s served up ice cold and foamy it can be very refreshing.

As the beginning of another weekend signals us to put aside our work, set aside differences, and come together to celebrate. Often, an ice-cold beer is a great kick off.  Beer has a reputation as the drink of choice for the everyday man or woman.  Perfect at sporting events, barbeques, beach, boating and so much more. The start of another weekend beckons us to put aside our work, set aside differences, and come together to celebrate our shared love of beer.

Americans have a…

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For students in Martin County and Palm Beach County, this weekend is the last weekend of summer and the last weekend to take advantage of Florida’s Tax-Free Sales Holiday on clothes and school items.

The Tax-Free Holiday began on July 31st and continues until Monday, August 9th, just in time before the school year starts. During this time, shoppers will be exempt from sales tax in the state of Florida for certain school supplies, clothing, and electronics. The tax will automatically be discounted at check out when purchasing qualifying items.

Students go back into the classroom in Palm Beach County on Tuesday, August 10th and students in Martin County go back into the classroom on Wednesday, August 11th.

Qualifying Items Include:

  • School…

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Located just steps from the world famous “Billionaires Row” is the shopping mecca of Worth Avenue.  Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, is home to some of the world’s most exclusive shopping labels and high end restaurants laid out through some absolutly magnificent Mediterranean-inspired architecture.

Whether you are just strolling among the rich and famous, in the market for a piece of fine art, a great pair of shoes, an equisite handbag or a piece of pristine real estate, Worth Avenue has it all. 

Worth Avenue is a captivating destination in Palm Beach with European sophistication and unparalleled elegance and charm. It is an enclave that is internationally revered for its beauty, its history and its unparalleled legacy of fine customer service.

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Southeast Floridians with an eligible Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Account are eligible for free entry the first weekend of each month to participating museums in Florida.  It is wonderful to be able to share opportunities to enjoy attractions in Florida for free. 

The Museums On Us program offers free entry the first weekend of each month to participating museums in Florida, and elsewhere, with eligible Bank of America or Merrill Lynch accounts. The free entry to museums requires an appropriate credit or debit card, plus photo Identification.

Please check ahead of time to see if reservations are required or if the museums have added additional requirements.  Please check ahead of time to see if reservations are required or if the museums…

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