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Volleyball is a favorite pastime in the Palm Beaches. It’s also a fun activity you can do while social distancing. Here are a few great places to play some volleyball in the South Florida sun.

Burt Reynolds Park

Burt Reynolds Park in Jupiter is located in northern Palm Beach County and houses the Jupiter Chamber of Commerce and the River Center. This 35.55-acre park runs laterally along 2000 feet of the Intracoastal Waterway. It includes a sand volleyball court, six ramps for boat launching for those boating enthusiasts. There are also plenty of picnic shelters, some including grills. Saltwater fishing is also allowed within the area.

Burt Reynolds Park in Jupiter is divided into two halves, East and West. The West-side hosts larger boats

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There’s a new drive-in movie theater in Treasure Coast that provides families the perfect opportunity to have fun with kids on a Friday night.

Movie will start at 9:00PM! Gates open at 7:00PM!

Sound will be transmitted through your FM radio, 87.9FM

Tickets are $5.00 plus fees per person online or $5.00 cash at the gate

Tickets are now available online.

When: Fri, July 10, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Where: Treasure Coast Park and Watch, 601 Seaway Drive. Fort Pierce, FL 34949

This week’s movie will be the Spielberg classic ‘Jurassic Park.’ While you have probably seen Jurassic Park, if your kids or grandkids are below a certain age, they may not have. Share the experience of watching the incredible film with them for the first time while

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Dr. Alex Wasserman of Jupiter is hosting his second annual surf fishing series at Carlin Park starting this Sunday, July 12. There will also be classes held on July 19 and 26. In this 3-part class you will learn how to catch and identify fish caught in our local waters of south Florida. You will also learn tips and techniques derived from over 20 years of saltwater fishing experience.

You are not required to sign up for all three classes, however, each class will be unique and cover completely new information for each meeting, so it is recommended! All ages are welcome, but we please request parental supervision for children under 12 during the entire duration of the class.

Address: Carlin Park - 400 Florida A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477

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Outdoor parks and playgrounds are going to be more important than ever this Summer as residents of the Palm Beaches continue social distance and try to keep their kids as safe and healthy as possible. Here are some fun places where your kids can play and have fun outdoors.

Constitution Park in Tequesta

Amazing playground and beautifully maintained surrounds make this park a true gem.  You may have to physically pry your children off of the equipment when it is time to leave.  The playground is best suited to older children with the tube slides and a tall treehouse.  There is also a fitness trail and basketball courts.

Address: 399 Seabrook Rd, Jupiter, FL 33469

Lake Lytal Park in West Palm Beach

Popular for its affordable water fun at

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In 1955, author Charles Martyn asked a local bridge keeper to describe the area that is now the Village of Tequesta. The keeper described it as “a jungle.” This intrigued Martyn who then decided to take the bridge keeper on his boat and have him show him the interesting area. After traveling along the Intracoastal, Martyn fell in love with the beauty of the area and its potential. He purchased 86 acres on Jupiter Island and developed upon it the Jupiter Inlet Colony.

While excavating, Martyn’s workers dug up a Native American mound full of artifacts. Martyn has the contents researched and it was discovered the mound belonged to an encampment of Tequesta Indians. The Tequesta Tribe lived in present-day Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties

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Whether you are looking for a safe place to vacation this Summer or considering a major move, Jupiter, and the Palm Beaches in general, is the perfect post-Corona destination.

Great Outdoor Spaces

Jupiter is known not only for its beautiful beaches but also as the home of many great parks and outdoor spaces. If you live in Jupiter, you’ll have convenient access to:

  • DuBois Park

  • Jonathan Dickinson State Park

  • John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

  • Riverbend Park

  • Jupiter Beach Park

  • Carlin Park

  • And Many Others

Health and Fitness

The importance of health and fitness has taken on even greater weight as the coronavirus seems to have a greater impact on the less-healthy. Now more than

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With the coronavirus continuing to impact a large number of people in South Florida, it is important that residents remain vigilant in their efforts to stay mentally and physically healthy. Overall health and wellness includes everything from exercising, to eating right, to keeping in touch with loved ones and, of course, maintaining a healthy diet. Here are some things to keep in mind this summer while we all work together to “flatten the curve” and return to normalcy as quickly and safely as possible.

1. Eat Your Vegetables

You need to eat your vegetables! Shoot for five servings of vegetables a day—raw, steamed, or stir-fried. A diet high in vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of developing cancers of the lung, colon, breast, cervix,

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Gov. Ron DeSantis says he wants the state to expand its COVID-19 antibody testing capabilities and to commission a study on how widespread undocumented infections are.

Antibody testing, which indicates whether someone already fought off the virus, is available on-demand for medical professionals and first responders at several drive-thru facilities. But with a limited number of serological tests, members of the general public have only been tested through scientific studies.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted one study in South Florida and the University of Miami conducted a test in Miami-Dade County, both suggesting the virus was an order of magnitude more prevalent than diagnostic testing alone indicates.

During a

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The Breakers’ Ocean Course is a summer favorite among golfers around the world. If you live in South Florida and enjoy golfing, you are going to want experience this course.

In late 2018, The Breakers’ Ocean Course emerged from a full-scale renovation by renowned golf course architect Rees Jones. Inspiring players of all levels, the course offers an extraordinary golf experience that honors its heritage and seaside location with contemporary playability.

Inheriting the original layout designed by Alexander H. Findlay in 1897, Jones’ makeover of the Ocean Course took inspiration from The Breakers’ philosophy of balancing preservation and modernization.

A rich variety of contours, shapes, and depths, along with all-new salt-tolerant grass and

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Gov. Ron DeSantis said he has no plans to issue a statewide mask requirement at this time, but also won’t preempt local regulations. Here’s Florida Politics’ roundup of regulations in the Sunshine State.

Florida Counties

Alachua County

While a mask requirement has been on the books some time, county officials announced it would be enforced with fines beginning on June 25, reports WCJB. Code enforcement plans to go to businesses with high levels of complaints and offer a warning and free mask, but then individuals who refuse to comply will be fined $125 on a first offense, $250 on a second, and $500 and a court appearance on third offense. The most recent order also includes requirements on signage in businesses where masks are mandatory.

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