Green Cay Wetlands is a stunning nature preserve in Boynton Beach, Florida. The preserve spans 100 acres and is home to beautiful estuaries, waterways, mangrove swamps and hundreds of species of animals, fish, insects and plants. 

Green Cay Wetlands feature miles of boardwalk that soar over the water and the swamps, perfect for viewing the scenery that surrounds. Along with the acres of beautiful nature, the miles of boardwalk there is also the Green Cay Nature Center. The Nature Center features a number of great exhibits for kids and adults alike. Some of the exhibits you can see here include a demonstration of the water cycle, a turtle pond, frog terrariums, a gator hole with hatchling gators and a wetland diorama. 

This Sunday Green Cay Wetlands…

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Change up your Friday night routine this weekend with a “Movie in the Park” in Boynton! Every first Friday of the month at the Ocean Avenue Amphitheater there will be a movie screening with a different top rated film open to the public. All you have to do is bring your blankets and picnic chairs and family or friends to relax with a movie beneath the stars. 

The event is free for everyone and you are welcomed to bring your own food and drink, but food, snacks and beverages will be available for sale as well. “The Boynton Beach CRA will also hold a free drawing with prizes consisting of gift certificates to some of the local restaurants and businesses.” 

Movie Night in the Park tends to fill up fast so be sure to arrive early to get a parking spot…

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Southeast Florida hosts the 7th Annual Coral Gables Food, Wine and Spirits Festival on Saturday and Sunday, November 11 – 12, 2016.  The flavorful festival is located just west of Alhambra Circle and Ponce de Leon toward Lejeune in Coral Gables.  Look for the colossal tents and many people.

The festival features a “wines of the world pavilion”.  The wine area will offer samplings of over 200 international reds, whites and rose’s.  After sampling some wine, head over to the “culinary pavilion” which will be offering tasters of the remarkable food from South Florida’s best restaurants. After sampling tasty morsels from area restauranteurs take a breather and stop by the “seminar stage”.  Here at the…

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Now that the housing market has steadied after more than a decade of difficulties, this could be the perfect opportunity to invest in a home. It is said that South Florida is an earmarked real estate market and it’s driving the prices of real estate up. 

The Case-Shiller 20 City Index noted that home values rose 5.7%.  Leading economists think prices will continue to rise, at least in the interim. Nationally, Miami is considered one of the top 20 metropolitan cities with highest growth forecast.  Topping the list is another South Florida city, Tampa. 

The National Association of Realtors is forecasting a 4.4% increase in existing home prices and in 2017 an increase of 3.4%.  According to Miami Board of Realtors, “South Florida housing…

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One of the first things many South Florida homebuyers look at when purchasing a new home is the kitchen. The kitchen can "make or break" a home.  In the Palm Beaches, indoor/outdoor living is paramount and the kitchen is the most trafficked room in the house. An upgraded kitchen can make your home stand above others and make it irresistible. 

If considering a kitchen renovation, building a new home, or just an update to your existing decor, take a look at the current design trends for 2016. Some of the hottest trends in kitchens these days, according to Forbes Magazine,  include hardwood floors, transitional styling and white in the kitchen. As a general rule of thumb, spend between 6-10% of the total…

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Looking for a fun new way to have a night out on the town? Then you must try BikeCrÜz. BikeCrÜz is an exciting and completely entertaining new wave of transportation and going out all rolled into one. It is a “pedal-powered, interactive social experience.” You and friends climb aboard the rolling cart and pedal your way to each stop. 

BikeCrÜz has been described as “a pub-crawl on wheels; a mobile company meeting, a rolling tourist stop & the center of attention in the hottest spots in South Florida.” It is certainly something unique and definitely something to change your going out experience for a lifetime. You can book a private cart for your own private group or you and a friend can climb on with a mix of other peddlers. You can sit back and peddle…

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Every first Friday of the month at the Ocean Avenue Amphitheatre will be “Movie in the Park” night. Make sure to bring your blankets and picnic chairs to watch a movie under the stars with your friends and family. 

The event is free for everyone and you are welcomed to bring your own food and drink, but food, snacks and beverages will be available for sale as well. “The Boynton Beach CRA will also hold a free drawing with prizes consisting of gift certificates to some of the local restaurants and businesses.” 

Movie Night in the Park tends to fill up fast so be sure to arrive early to get a parking spot and a spot in the lawn to catch the film. For more information please call 561-600-9093. 

Movie Night in the Park is located at Ocean Avenue…

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Palm Beach County divers have a new underwater landmark to discover. The new reef will honor a local three-time breast cancer survivor, Andrea Torrente. “Andrea's Reef”, a 60,000-pound mermaid honoring the valiant woman, has established a home just 3/4 miles east off the Lake Worth Inlet, submerged under 75 feet of water. The sculptures for the reef were deployed off Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island, August 11, 2016.

Thomas McDonald, sculptor, found the inspiration to model his mermaid after the local woman who has survived breast cancer. McDonald started work on his commissioned sculpture during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month last October. He said in a release, "I work at a women's health…

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The beginning of OPUS One wine can be traced to 1970 at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Hawaii. Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Rebert Mondavi met for the very first time and began their collaboration to merge old world and new world wine styles into one grand opus.Plans for the winery had been evolving between the two since the early 1970’s and the collaboration between Mondavi and Rothschild was announced in 1980.

Did you know that Baron Rothschild came up with the name Opus for the venture? Just two days later he added the second word, “One” and the new joint venture had a name – OPUS One. The term opus is defined as “a musical expression denoting the first masterwork of the composer”.

Did you know that the vines of OPUS One are planted five…

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Most people associate learning with formal education at school, college, university etc.  We are all told, from an early age, that we should ‘get a good education’.  However, ‘schooling’ is only one type of learning. There are many opportunities to further your knowledge you will need throughout life.  There is no age limit on learning.  Lifelong learning can enhance ones understanding of the world around us, provide additional and enhanced opportunities and improve our quality of life.

Florida Atlantic University  Lifelong Learning Society is “dedicated to enriching the intellectual and social lives of adult learners by offering stimulating educational opportunities, taught by outstanding university faculty and guest lecturers, designed to…

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