Protecting the environment, climate change, and sharing knowledge is a fundamental objective of the VoLo Foundation. Jupiter residents David S. Vogel and Thais Lopez Vogel started VoLo in 2014. They embraced the belief that because they could help others, they should. They also share a passion for developing and sharing knowledge through facts and data as an impetus for positive change.

Rethink the future with the latest traveling exhibition, Earth Matters! Presented by VoLo Foundation, this thought-provoking, and interactive exhibit takes visitors on an inspirational journey through five immersive zones that teach curious minds the importance of creating a sustainable future in a fun and engaging way. Solve complex challenges, push your ideas to…

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It is time to begin the dreaded gift return process. Many Palm Beach County retailers have reasonable return policies, however, there are things you should know. Most retailers extend their return policies during the holiday season. Retailer return policies vary widely, but many normally allow full refunds for returns of unopened merchandise if they are made within 30 days of the purchase. During the holiday season, however, the window for returns and exchanges is sometimes extended to 90 days, and the return period begins after Christmas rather than the day the purchase was made.

Every retailer sets its own return policies. Confirm where the item was purchased (hopefully the present came with a gift receipt), and then visit the retailer's website…

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Quick before you make that resolution to eat better and exercise more in the new year, you must try Crumbl Cookies in Alton.  The gourmet cookie shop is located at 5240 Donald Ross Road, Suite 105, Palm Beach Gardens. It all started with one big dream and two crazy cousins. and the perfect combination of flour, sugar, and chocolate chips. In 2017, after finally developing the perfect recipe, the pair and their family opened Crumbl’s first store in Logan, Utah.

Crumbl Cookies' unique pink boxes are designed to perfectly fit each 4,6,8, or 12 award-winning chocolate chip cookies side-by-side. As Crumbl continued to grow, so did their flavor offerings!   They now focus on creating unique and delicious cookies inspired by popular flavors, foods,…

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The Salvation Army in Southeast Florida hopes as 2021 ends, hope marches on. The Salvation Army exists to meet human needs wherever, whenever, and however, they can. The holiday season has come to an end, yet people in need continue needing assistance to get back on their feet. 

In the days after Christmas, when all the decorations have been stowed away and the tree has dried up and turned brown, consider offering a gift not just for the holiday season but for all four seasons of the year. The season may fade but the need for help is not gone. Your gift every month can keep hope marching on.

Across the country, millions of Americans are reeling from the ongoing impacts of the pandemic. Faced with challenges including job and income loss, hunger,…

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Have you ever been called a “nutty fruitcake”? Today is National Fruitcake Day, December 27, and we celebrate the holiday favorite and every “nutty fruitcake” person you know! It is a day for fruitcake lovers to delight in the charms of the world’s most misunderstood cake. Palm Beach County residents can revel in a special day of holiday cake joy!

Made with chopped candied or dried fruit, nuts, and spices and sometimes soaked in spirits, fruitcake has been a holiday gift-giving tradition for many years. It is a cake that is a boozy, chewy, rich amalgam of dried fruit, nuts, and sugar, saturated with your favorite alcohol, most commonly brandy or bourbon. That produces a dense, sweet, and textured treat served around the holidays.

Fruitcakes date…

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Celebrate Kwanzaa from Delray Beach to West Palm Beach this holiday season. This winter holiday takes place from December 26 through January 1 each year. Kwanzaa celebrates harvest festival traditions from various parts of Africa. The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase “matunda ya kwanza” which means “first fruits” in Swahili.

Although Kwanzaa is based on ancient and modern celebrations in Egypt and Southeastern Africa, the Kwanzaa holiday as we know it today was started in the United States. Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor at California State University, Long Beach after the Watts Riots in Los Angeles. 

The colors of Kwanzaa are black, red, and green. Black represents the color of the people of Africa. Red…

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Whether you forget an ingredient for the Christmas meal, need a last-minute gift, or want to go out to eat, your options will be limited Saturday as it is Christmas Day. The majority of stores in Palm Beach County will stay closed for Christmas Day.

While all hope is not lost, the mileage may vary on how far you will have to travel for any forgotten items. Most Walgreens and CVS locations will be open along with several convenience stores including 7-Eleven, Wawa, and Cumberland Farms.

If you are looking to grab a snack or a meal on Christmas Day, most national restaurant chains like Chili’s, Taco Bell, and Chick-fil-A are closed, but many Starbucks, McDonald's, IHOP, Denny’s, Waffle House, and Dunkin' locations will be open. 

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It is down to the wire and the last opportunity to wrap up your Christmas shopping. The Palm Beach County malls are packed with people, many short on patience and always rushing about. Parking can be an issue. Why not consider alternative gift buying locations? Consider the following suggestions. 

Most items at a zoo gift shop are perfect for the animal lover — and who does not love animals? For example, at the Palm Beach Zoo shops or Busch Wildlife Sanctuary in Jupiter, you can find animal-related clothing, plush animals, toys, books, home décor, and other unique items available only there.

At a science museum shop, the range of gifts — including books games, apparel, build-it kits, rocks, and more. Check out the South Florida Science Museum…

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Prezzo is an Italian trattoria located in Boca Raton, with a new location in Palm Beach Gardens. Prezzo is known for its expressive measures and creative versions of classic Italian dishes. Indulge in signature pizzas along with expressive Italian dishes reimagined. Treat yourself to spaghetti squash Pomodoro and cavatappi vegetariana or a personalized wood-fired pizza.

The Italian trattoria was founded by Burt Rapoport and Dennis Max. They first brought the concept of the wood-fired pizza oven to the area in 1989. Prezzo introduced the first wood-fired pizza oven to South Florida when it opened its first location in Boca Raton in 1989! The centerpiece of the 4,300 square-foot restaurants are the sights and smells wafting from the wood-burning oven…

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