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Palm Beach County’s first tourists were the early settlers. These earliest visitors became the first residents of the area. The first permanent residents of Palm Beach County date back to 1872. They struggled to clear the dense marshland for building homes and growing crops.   

Farming was the way that most of the early homesteaders and pioneers made their living. Most people probably do not know that Palm Beach County was once the largest pineapple growing area in the continental United States (at that time Hawaii was still a territory). Pineapple growing in Florida goes back to 1860, when Benjamin Baker planted the first pineapples in the Florida Keys at Plantation Key from plants he had brought in from Cuba. By 1876, pineapple farming was

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It is easy to experience the Florida Everglades just west of Boynton Beach. Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge is located just west of Boynton Beach, and a short drive from West Palm Beach.

Water in south Florida once flowed freely from the Kissimmee River to Lake Okeechobee and southward over low-lying lands to the estuaries of Biscayne Bay, the Ten Thousand Islands, and Florida Bay. For thousands of years this intricate system evolved into a finely balanced ecosystem that formed the biological infrastructure for the southern half of the state. early colonial settlers and developers the Everglades were potential farmland and communities. By the early 1900s', the drainage process to transform wetland to land ready to be developed was

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The River Center continues to collaborate with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary “Flotilla 52” to provide a series of Boating Safely Classes targeted specifically to young boaters in our community. The River Center is in Burt Reynolds Park on US 1, just north of Indiantown Road in Jupiter.    

These virtual classes are provided through a generous sponsorship by the AustinBlu Foundation. The foundation is a not-for-profit dedicated to raising awareness and promoting educational programs to improve boater safety. The mission of the AustinBlu Foundation is “to make available to boaters of all ages the tools and technology which can help prevent near shore and off-shore boating accidents and to improve the chance of survival and recovery, should such

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The Stuart Boat Show will be making its way to South Florida this weekend. The Stuart Boat Show is the largest boat show on the Treasure Coast. The annual boat show has been named as one of the “Top 20 Events” in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society last year. 

The Stuart Boat Show features more than 175 local, national, and international exhibitors displaying hundreds of boats in the water and on land, as well as marine and boating accessories. Some of the boats displayed during this weekend’s show include motor yachts, center consoles, speedboats, sport fishing boats, pontoon boats, cruisers and much more. Many of the boats on display range in size from 12 feet to over 90 feet in length. Throughout the weekend there will be plenty of

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Thursday nights on the waterfront in West Palm Beach just got entertaining! If you are looking for some live music to add to your Thursday night circuit, look no further than Clematis by Night. This weekly al fresco occasion is FREE to attend and takes place at Meyer Amphitheater in downtown West Palm Beach on Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m.

Clematis by Night has been an institution in the Palm Beaches for the last twenty-two years.  It brings the community together for fun on the downtown waterfront with live music from the area’s best musicians & groups.  In 2021, the popular weekly music event will look a bit different to maintain social distancing. It now requires advance pod registration. General admission will open on Sundays at 12 p.m. for

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A manatee rescued in West Palm Beach is now being treated in Miami at the Miami Seaquarium.  Police officers with Riviera Beach and West Palm Beach teamed up with officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to rescue the manatee near the Manatee Lagoon.  A spokesman at Manatee Lagoon said the manatee is being treated for a severe lung infection.  The good news is she is eating regularly now.

Manatee Lagoon is one of Palm Beach County’s fun and engaging family-friendly attractions, with interactive, entertaining exhibits that tickle your curiosity about the environment of the Lake Worth Lagoon and the wonderful world of manatees. Due to COVID the family friendly attraction is temporarily closed.

FPL constructed

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The Town of Jupiter has a rich historic timeline filled with stories. Tales of the area ranging from the ancient Indians, Tequesta Tribe, that lived here until the European discovery of the area by Ponce de Leon. The Seminole Indian War battles fought here.  Jupiter’s earliest known records date as far back as 1565.  After early settlers set up homesteads, the waterways were a huge source of transportation, as well as the new Flagler Railroad.

The town’s most identifiable landmark, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse was erected in the 1800’s. Hidden in the sandy soils near Jupiter Inlet are signs of human habitation (Native Americans) dating back at least 5,000 years. Long before Europeans arrived, prehistoric people fished the rivers and ocean, and hunted

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Look no further for a French bistro on the waterfront in Jupiter.  Le Cafe des Artistes French Bistro, located at 318 South U.S. Highway One, Jupiter, is home to a respected, timeless Parisian-style bistro.  The direct from Paris café is set on the harbor of Jupiter Yacht Club Marina along with al fresco dining on the waterfront or fashionable indoor seating. It is the idyllic setting for n intimate, romantic meal with a special someone. 

It is a well-known fact that French chefs are masters at their craft.  They understand the romance of a decadent meal and the importance of ambiance.  French chefs are rigorously trained, as well as very demanding chefs. French food is deeply rooted in tradition and the superiority of the cuisine is based on the

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Also known as an “ocean potato” or “sea cow”,  the beloved Florida manatee is a gentle giant you’ll see calmly cruising throughout Jupiter Intracoastal waters. Manatees have a very friendly disposition, and while it may be tempting to feed or give them fresh water from your dock, it is illegal as they are a protected species.

Manatees are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act of 1978. It is illegal to feed, harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, annoy, or molest manatees. For more information about state laws, please visit https://myfwc.com/conservation/you-conserve/wildlife/manatee/.

On the other hand, it’s wonderful to experience these calm

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Join the Friends of Jupiter Beach for the first beach cleanup of 2021!  The Friends of Jupiter Beach has been organizing beach cleanups on the FIRST Saturday of every month since 1994.  Join the non-profit organization this Saturday, January 2, 2021 from 8:30am – 9:30am at designated beach crossovers.  Volunteers, ranging from the young to the young at heart, (ages 4 to 84 and multiple generations), arrive from surrounding areas to help remove trash & recyclables.

Friends of Jupiter Beach is a 501(c)(3) community organization whose goal is to support and maintain environmentally health, clean and dog-friendly beaches in Jupiter, Florida.

If you are interested in helping keep our beaches clean, consider coming out this Saturday! It is a

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