July 2022

There are 63 blog entries for July 2022.

For two weeks, Floridians across the state will be able to save money by taking advantage of this tax free shopping holiday on the purchase of select items for the new 2022 school year. Palm Beach County shoppers will have the opportunity to take advantage of savings on eligible purchases of apparel, school supplies, and electronic devices like laptops, desktops, and tablets. The Florida Back to School sales tax holiday is July 25 to August 7, 2022, when there will be no state sales tax on qualifying items. Students and non-students are welcome to purchase tax-exempt items.

In Florida, state sales taxes are 6 percent or $6 for every $100 spent. Individual qualifying items must be within designated price limits.There is no limit on eligible

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Happy hour-loving amigos in Palm Beach County mark your calendar for blue agave-drenched libations on National Tequila Day, July 24, 2022. Did you know that tequila dates to 1000 BC? During that time, Indigenous Mexican tribes would grow and ferment agave. As we know it today, tequila will not get produced until the mid-1600s. There are no rules to celebrating National Tequila Day. People should have fun during the holiday but be responsible at the same time. It is essential that safe driving practices are promoted when consuming alcohol, such as Uber.

Here are four day-to-night holiday drinking destinations you can celebrate in Palm Beach County. 

City Cellar in The Square will be presenting its spirited Mezcalita ($13), loaded with Espolon

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Palm Beach County offers lots of green markets. Green markets are open-air marketplaces for farm products and other goods. We all care about the planet and sustainable resources. Green markets are increasingly popular as people become concerned with environmental issues, and they want to spend their money in a way that is kinder to the planet and a healthier alternative. Visit one of the local area markets and see what it is all about! 

Palm Beach Gardens

Gardens Greenmarket is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at City Hall, 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. Events include live entertainment on July 24, 2022, Reggie on Sax, and on July 31, 2022,  Jakob Takos. No pets are allowed. Information is online here.

West Palm Beach

Summer Market

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The City of Boynton Beach hosts a fun family event called the “First Friday @ 5 Concert”. Mark your calendars for the next first Friday of the month concert on August 5th, 2022. The event is filled with food trucks, eco-friendly kids’ activities, live music, and much more. 

This month's free family-friendly concert will feature the Stray Dog Band. The event is geared toward guests of all ages. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets and enjoy the fresh air and fun from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. 

For more information on the “First Friday @ 5 Concert” event series, please call 561-742-6038 or visit their website here.

 

 

 

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There is flower art to be found in a Palm Beach Gardens space. Within the Palm Beach County Gardens Branch Library, 11303 Campus Drive in Palm Beach Gardens is "Garden Gate" by Garth Edwards. The Palm Beach County Art in Public Places program allows projects to come about. The program is managed by the Facilities Development and Operations Department of Palm Beach County. 

At the Gardens Library is an installation designed and fabricated by artist Garth Edwards, “Garden Gate” is inspired by Palm Beach Gardens' early vision of the town becoming a "Garden City". The mission of the program is to provide art which will compliment public buildings and parks. Garth’s design and color palette complement the library's interior design and architectural

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Today, July 17, 2022, is National Ice Cream Day. It is a day when Baskin-Robbins, Dairy Queen and other Palm Beach County ice cream businesses will offer free treats and discounts. So, if you are a fan of ice cream, today is your day! Celebrate ice cream shops and ice cream makers as they are offering deals, freebies, and other goodies to acknowledge the frozen indulgence.

President Ronald Reagan inaugurated the ice cream celebration in 1984. He designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day.

 It's National Ice Cream Day, and while ice cream prices have been on the rise, businesses are offering deals and freebies Sunday.

Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Day Deal

Starting Sunday and through

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Broward County has 26 miles of coastline, 24 miles of which are monitored for turtle nesting activity by the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program. Broward County is considered a “medium-density” nesting area by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and hosts an average of 2,000 nests annually.

Sea turtles are marine reptiles that have been around since the time of the dinosaurs, over 110 million years ago. There are seven species of sea turtles worldwide and five species found in Florida. These sea turtles are protected by federal law. Broward County protects sea turtles by supporting efforts to conserve their nesting and in-water habitats.

Sea turtle nesting season in Broward County lasts from March 1 – October 31 each

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The Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival will celebrate 32 years of its annual tradition this summer, with a live performance of William Shakespeare's Richard II. Sunday, July 17, 2022, is the last performance of the season in the Jupiter area. Future performances will be held in Royal Palm Beach later this month.

Organizers said if you have only read Shakespeare, you are missing out. “Because it was never written to be read. Shakespeare wrote plays and, of course, the sonnets to be read, but the plays were written in order to be performed," co-producer of the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival Elizabeth Dashiell said. "The reason why they are still performed around the world to this day is because he wrote about the human experience. 

Shakespeare by

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Sun safety is always in season. Just ask your dermatologist. Whether you are a boater, a beach comber, nature lover or an outdoor sports enthusiast, summertime in Palm Beach County cannot be beat. Take advantage of all the splendor that nature shares and soak up the sun.

There are 47 miles of beaches in the Palm Beach area. Did you know that Palm Beach County is the largest county in the state? Anyone who enjoys the beach knows first-hand that there is no inconvenient time to visit its shores. Whether it is to watch the sun rise, go for an early morning jog, sunbathe, dip in the ocean or star gaze when the sun goes down. The beaches here are possibly the most wonderful and inviting you will find anywhere.

If you are captivated by the beach, you

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Many hands make for little work! Jupiter and Juno Beach have some of the most pristine beaches in Palm Beach County. It is all in thanks to locals who volunteer to keep the beach clean. There are organized beach clean ups to attend or just do your own beach clean-up on your own.

Thousands of marine animals globally have been affected by plastic pollution, including sea turtles, seabirds, and marine mammals. Beach clean-ups are vital to mitigate the problem caused by ocean debris and the danger that plastic pollution poses to marine life.

Here are ten suggestions to keep the beaches clean and safe:

  1. Stay away from plastic bags! Instead of using plastic bags to bring your snacks, use reusable bags and containers.
  2. Bring a trash bag with you
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