All Aboard Florida

All Aboard Florida is an innovative, new concept in railroads and it’s coming to us here in south Florida! The All Aboard Florida system is a private, high-speed train set up to run along the east coast of Florida from Miami to Orlando. The train will complete its trip from Miami to Orlando in less than three hours and will have stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. 

One of the leaders in development is former Disney executive, Donald C. Robinson. The former exec ran hotel operations for all of Disney Orlando Resorts as well as contributed to the Hong Kong and Paris Disney locations. Robinson is spearheading the project with development the operational functions for the project and purchasing the trains. Land for the stations has been…

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Some of the biggest names in local golf will be among the sponsors of this year’s Palm Beach County Golf Association season of amateur events. 2013 will mark the 38th season of PBCGA Events that take place at some of the best golf courses and clubs in the county.

The season will kick off this weekend with the Spring Four-Ball event at the Fountains Country Club’s North Course in Lake Worth. There will be 25 events in total and the season will go through the middle of November. Some of the events featured will either be hosted or sponsored by local professional golfers.

Jupiter Island Resident Nick Price will host The “Pricey” Par Three Shootout on Friday April 12 at Jupiter Dunes. North Palm Beach Resident and World Golf Hall of Famer Jack Nicklaus and…

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Local golfers Tiger Woods, Keegan Bradley, and Rickie Fowler will all be taking advantage of their off week by competing in Medalist Golf Club’s Member-Guest tournament in Hobe Sound.

A Jupiter Island Resident and Medalist Club member, Woods will pair with Golf Channel host Ahmad Rashad. The two will face off against Hall of Fame basketball player and Jupiter resident Michael Jordan and his guest, Tequesta resident and PGA tour pro Keegan Bradley.

Also participating in the tournament is defending member-guest tournament champion Rickie Fowler. The Loxahatchee River Resident will once again pair up with his business manager Sam McNaughton, with whom he won last year’s trophy. Fowler just defended his title at the other club where he is a member, Seminole…

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The Palm Beach International Boat Show

Can you imagine yourself walking along the water in the warm sun with endless sights of super yachts and super cars? Well, you can do just that at the Palm Beach Boat Show. The legendary event is a super show that has been the most popular event put on in Palm Beach for years and a top 10 show in the nation. This year is sure to be a chart-topping success with over $350 million worth of luxury vessels, cars and equipment. 

The boat show is designed for all tastes and interests and features inventory for everyone whether or not you are looking to buy a boat. So, if you need a boat, just want a boat or want to dream about boats, you can’t miss this jaw-dropping event. There will be everything from super ships, Cigarette boats, power cats, cruising and…

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Keep Our Beaches Clean!
GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO DO A GOOD DEED!  It is time for the monthly beach clean-up…Please join Lynne Wells and her group of Blue Friends Society on Saturday, March 16th, 2013 at 8:00am – 9:00am at the back gate of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center.  This is a perfect opportunity to keep our beautiful Juno beaches and ocean environments clean.  The clean-up lasts one hour and it is open to everyone who is interested.  Following the one hour clean up, volunteers are invited to join for a light refreshments sponsored by Whole Foods Market in Palm Beach Gardens. Please help keep the beach that the turtles call “home” free from liter and debris.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center, located in Juno Beach, is one of 12 sea turtle rehabilitation facilities in the state of…

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For the third consecutive year, Els for Autism will host its golf challenge at 21 golf courses in the United States and Canada. The super-regional events will take place from April through September.

Teams will be playing for their “Honorary Captain”, a child on the autism spectrum who they play and fundraise in honor of. A team’s fundraising ability is valued as much as their performance on the course. Teams will compete for a selection of first class Regional prizes and all groups raising at least $13,000 will enjoy a two-day extravaganza of golf and entertainment in Las Vegas hosted by Ernie and his wife Liezel in October.

The trip will include entrance into the Grand Finale golf tournament for two players, a pro clinic with PGA Tour professionals, an…

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The Anquan Boldin Foundation Charity Golf Celebration will be held at BallenIsles Country Club on Thursday April 11th. The shotgun start tournament will be a part of the three day Q-Festival that Boldin and his foundation will put on for the ninth consecutive year.

The Anquan Boldin Foundation, also known as Q81 for the #81 that he wears on the field, is dedicated to expanding the educational and life opportunities of underprivileged children as well as benefiting youth programs in Boldin’s home state of Florida. The Foundation exercises scholarship and dental programs for children. It also serves the community by awarding great scholastic and community achievement in youth.

A native of Pahokee, Boldin played college football for Florida State before going…

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Professional Golfer: Ernie Els

Photo Courtesy of Bill Ingram

Golf legend, Ernie Els and his chartable foundation announced Tuesday, March 5 their plans to build a groundbreaking center for autism right here in Jupiter, Florida. What the foundation is calling “an epicenter for autism research, transition and treatment” is sure to be of immeasurable benefit to our society! 

Els and his team have put together the plans to build a $30 million charter school in the Limestone Creek area of Jupiter. The center will focus on giving children, ages 3 to 21 years old, the best quality of life when living with autism. 

The plans for the revolutionary center were recently submitted to Palm Beach County. The 27-acre parcel is found just north of Indiantown Road, east of I-95 and will…

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On March 22nd, the Palm Beach County chapter of Habitat for Humanity will team up with the PGA South Florida Foundation to host the 6th annual Home in One Golf Classic. The event will be held at Jonathan’s Landing on the Fazio course.

A Tee It Up Cocktail Reception will be held the evening of the 21st at the Villages Course and will feature silent and live auctions. Some of the auction packages being offered will include 2013 Presidents Cup tickets, 2013 LPGA Solheim Cup tickets, a weekend of golf and resort stay at Casa de Campo as many other destination resort get-a-ways. The golf event will feature a BBQ lunch and cocktails and horsd’oevres after play at the awards presentation.

Registration will begin at 11:30 am on the morning of the event, followed by…

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This week some of the best golfers in the world have gathered at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens for the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic. While everyone will flock to the Champion course to catch a glimpse of Tiger, Rory, and others try and take down the famed Bear Trap, the Honda Classic is much more than just the Thursday-Sunday tournament.

Wednesday’s Kenny G Celebrity Pro Am brought attention to something close to the hearts of not just the local residents but people from around the country, wounded warriors and veterans. Several wounded veterans took the course as caddies on Wednesday to raise awareness for two different charities. Caddies for the Cure aids victims of Fanconi anemia, which is a rare bone marrow disorder. The other charity, fairways…

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