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The South Florida Science Museum and Aquarium unveiled plans for this week for expansion and a new outdoor park, which includes a miniature golf course.  Jim Fazio and Gary Nicklaus have designed the outdoor park. Both of the miniature golf course designers are sons of local legends in the golfing industry.

To be named the “Conservation Course”, and projected to open this spring, the miniature golf course “will be used for putting clinics and tournaments, and to teach kids the elementary principles of force, motion and angles”.

Spokespersons with the with the South Florida Science Museum and Aquarium said the course was designed with “science in mind, adding that each hole “will be named and associated with a plant or animal species indigenous

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The Palm Beach International Boat Show is set to take place March 17 through March 20, 2016.  Downtown West Palm Beach will transform into a multi-million dollar presentation of yachts, boats and accessories.  Hundreds of boats will be on display ranging from small inflatables, tenders, center consoles and sport fisherman to super yachts.  The show will feature a wide array of the latest marine technology, accessories and products. 

The Palm Beach International Boat Show will have more space for super yachts.  Debuting this year is an additional in-water space at the show's northern end inside Palm Harbor Marina, which will offer more slips for yachts up to 280 feet.  There also will be a new valet parking service at the show's northern entrance

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Leap Year 2016

February has 29 days in it every four years. This year an extra day is added to the 2016 calendar in the month of February, keeping our clocks and calendars in sync with the Earth and its seasons.

There is one particular theory that is custom and dates back to the 5th century is that on leap day would be marked for a time for  unmarried women to propose to men! The tradition is not thought to have become commonplace until the 19th Century.

Were you born on February 29? If so, you are referred to as “Leapings” or “Leapers.” In non-leap years, many leaplings choose to celebrate their birthday on either February 28 or March 1, while purists stick to February 29 for the occasion. About 4.1 million people around the world have been

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Do you like the sounds of Bob Marley and the Wailers or the other island sounds of reggae music? If you do, be sure to make your way to Northwood Village this weekend in Lake Worth is the annual Reggae Fest! Reggae Fest of Lake Worth is opening on Saturday, March 5 and will continue until Sunday, March 6. 

Now celebrating its 18th year, Reggae Fest has become well known in south Florida for hosting some of the best global, national and local reggae talent in the world. This year will be the first year at a new location, the “funky and hip” section of Northwood in West Palm Beach at 2400 N. Dixie Highway, WPB 33407. In years past, the festival was such a success that there was not enough space or enough parking. So this year with the change in location,

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Why do we have a leap year every four years? A leap year is when an extra day is added to the end of February every four years. It all comes down to the solar system's discrepancy with the Gregorian calendar.

What do you do if you were born on February 29th.The chances of having a leap birthday are one in 1,461. It is suggested if you were born in the am, celebrate annually on February 28.  If you were born in the afternoon, celebrate on March 1.  However, if you are a true “leaper” you should only celebrate every four years, which at a certain age becomes very advantageous!

A complete orbit of the earth around the sun takes exactly 365.2422 days to complete, but the Gregorian calendar uses 365 days. So what to do but add 6 hours every year and

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The Norton Museum of Art celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.  To commemorate the diamond anniversary the museum is expanding!  The Norton opened in 1941 and is globally known for its notable permanent collection featuring American Art, Chinese Art, Contemporary Art, European Art and Photography. Within the collection of masterpieces of 19th century and 20th century painting and sculpture, include works by such contemporary masters as Matisse, Miró, Monet, Picasso, O’Keeffe, and Pollock.

Expansion of the museum officially broke ground February 6, 2016.   The $60 million expansion will add an additional 13,000 square feet, restore the original east to west orientation, and shift the entrance to the south side of the museum to highlight the

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From the southernmost city in Palm Beach County, Boca Raton, to the Village of Tequesta, at the northern most cities in the county, affordability in the area has increased.  Palm Beach County reaches from the sparkling Atlantic Ocean coastline west to the wild Everglades.  Since reporting solid gains in the first quarter of 2015 home prices have remained stable and mortgage rates have fallen to an all-time low in the fourth quarter.

According to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index, affordability varies greatly by geographical location.  The Index compares home prices to incomes of the median –income family. Data indicates, “In Miami, only 43% of the homes are affordable to a family median income family. 

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The Cultural Council of the Palm Beaches held a meeting last week with local arts groups and cordiality companies.  The discussion pertained to a concerted effort by the Cultural Council to boost the number of tourists who travel to the Palm Beaches. The group would like to meet with marketing administrators of other cultural organizations hoping to take advantage of realistic cultural experiences to share with local residents and tourists.

Found in northern Palm Beach County, the Town of Jupiter was ranked one of “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns” by Living magazine. Not only does Jupiter have miles of coastline and a historical landmark on the Jupiter Inlet it is full of culture and arts. Take a tour of the historical Jupiter Lighthouse during

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 Dubois Pioneer Home

The DuBois House is an original turn of the century pioneer home. Built in 1898, it is the oldest house in Palm Beach County that is standing on its original site along the Jupiter Inlet. The homestead and land was purchased by Palm Beach County in 1971-1972.  The DuBois Pioneer Home Museum opened and 1985 the home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

The DuBois Pioneer Home is one of the last remaining historic homesteads in the Jupiter area.  It is located along the beautiful Jupiter Inlet in Palm Beach County’s DuBois Park. It has been commonly referred to as “the house on the hill”. It is built atop of a Native American shell rock midden.  This distinctive homestead is rich in both historic and archeological value.

The

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Burger Bar is no stranger to getting into the spirit when it comes to golf. They proudly serve GolfBeer year round and during the Honda Classic every year, they get in on the action with golf themed menu items. This year was no exception and they pulled out all the stops.

Their "Burger of the Week" for Honda Classic week is the Honda Classic Burger. The burger features a patty made from barbecue meatloaf and topped with onion rings, applewood smoked bacon, and a special barbeque "juice" all on two thick slices of Texas Toast. 

A burger like that will make anyone awfuly thirsty and Burger Bar has you covered with a Honda Classic themed drink too. The Kettle One Tee Time is a takeoff of the traditional golf drink the Arnold Palmer. It

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