Do you have a kid or loved one looking to go to college in South Florida? One Floridian university will take a little extra work to get into. 

The University of Miami, in Miami-Dade County, took the number one spot for the most difficult and elite university to attend by Niche.com. Niche did a report that ranked each university in each state of the United States based on difficulty to get in. 

Niche did an evaluation of the schools based on a database of 2,245 schools. The schools were both public and private, but all of them were traditional four-year college and universities. Niche weighed their acceptance rate and SAT/ACT scores together to come up with an average score and a rank for difficulty to get into for an applicant.

One of the…

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Florida’s first ever: Dads take your child to School Day

When families are engaged in a child’s learning experience students achieve more, further research suggests that when a father figure are involved in their education, students perform better academically have fewer behavioral and discipline problems and are also more responsible.

That is why South Florida is participating in the inaugural day: Dads Take your child to School Day which is on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. On this day, Florida’s Elementary Schools are encouraged to invite all fathers, step dads, Grandfathers, Uncles, Foster parent, big brothers or any other significant male role models to take your child to school and participate in brief, yet meaningful activities. The Florida…

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Alumni Association of Palm Beach Atlantic University will be hosting its 28th Annual Golf Tournament and Auction on October 3, 2015 at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) is a private and independent University that offers undergraduate and professional degrees in Orlando, Wellington and West Palm Beach, Florida as well as online classes.

The golfing event is open to all, and is focused on raising currency for the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. The golf tournament will start at 7 a.m. with a breakfast followed by the start of the tournament at 8:15 a.m.on both the Champion and Squire courses. Excitement will start the tournament by a Helicopter Ball Drop and a shotgun start at…

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There is something about the sea that is magical to many, people are drawn to the sea, and they want to live by it, swim in it, and write poems about it.

When one is considering the next chapter or trajectory of where to pursue a higher education, the setting that surrounds that expanse plays a huge factor in consideration. College is about classes and degrees but also about the location where one would be spending the most important rising years of someone life. The location is vivacious, don’t you agree?!  

A compiled list of the 50 best sea-side locations for a higher education was formed on this methodology and determined the rankings:  
• Proximity to the beach (50%).
• Specific marine educational centers, degrees, or research facilities (30%).
•…

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On Friday morning off of Gateway Boulevard in Boynton Beach, Florida a red carpet was rolled out for the Dimensional Harmony Choir of Boynton Beach High School. 

The Lord Mayor of the London borough of Westminster, Catherine Longworth, traveled from London to Palm Beach County and personally invited the beautifully, talented choir of young students to perform in London for the Festival of the New Year. Along from London to invite the group of talented teens was the Executive Director of the London International Choral Festival, Robert Bone. 

The London International Choral Festival is one of the world’s most renowned festivals for choirs, choruses and other musical groups. Sterling Frederick, the director of the Dimensional Harmony Choir was…

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No matter how much experience you have out on the waterways, it is always a good decision for all, from novices to mavens, to frequently review the boating safety rubrics before setting off and departing from the dockage.  

As young as a teen, it is mandatory to learn the guidelines of the roads before you sit behind the wheel and many believe that same importance should be implemented before taking the controls of the waterways. Just like studying for your driver’s license, it is just as important to have boating safety information and certificates that are required prior to hitting the waterways.  You may not only be protecting yourself with the successful educational courses but you will be protecting other boaters as well.

In Jupiter, Florida,…

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At the brand new Abacoa Community Park, you can run, bike, play, skate and much more!  The park has recently undergone some care and maintenance, making this park ready for season!

The Town of Jupiter recognized the necessity for a park that facilitates with more amnetiries and can offer alternative sports that seem to continue to be more conventional. Because of this, formerly known South Jupiter Community Park converted to Abacoa Communtity Park, that now has two roller hockey rinks and skate park for bikers and skaters that has a highlighted feature of the 9’ foot concrete bowl with many ramps and jumps and playing fields. 

The hockey rink will be re-done with Ice Court, LLC and will refinish the rink’s surface. Just in time for football…

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Els for Autism welcomed its very first students to the newest public charter school in Palm Beach County, The Els Center for Excellence. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on August 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. welcoming all students and parents to the community.

PGA golfer Ernie and Liezel Els envisioned this day for over six years as a one of a kind facility to serve the educational, medical, recreational and therapeutic needs of children on the autism spectrum. “I think we are succeeding in delivering something very special – a center that will be a game-changer for the autism community, Mrs. Els said. “We hope it will serve as an example and an inspiration to others of what should be available to those on the spectrum.”

The facility is…

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The Loxahatchee River District’s River Center is enthusiastic so far about the 2nd Annual Jr. Angler Fishing Tournament that has been going on since June and will be continuing until July 11th.

There are lots of young anglers that are submitting their fun fishing photos to the contest that is proven to be one of the River Center’s most popular events! This is a completely friendly competition for anyone between the ages of 5 and 17 and young anglers can participate at any time but points do matter! Anglers will be accumulating points in this catch and release tournament as they photograph with their catch and submit their catch logs.. The more fish they catch the greater the points however,  the more variety of species that is catfight the better…

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Fun for the entire family at Maltz Jupiter Theater on June 26th and 27th in Jupiter, Florida. A must see popular musical performance, “Hairspray” which is a family friendly musical that is full of romance, laughter and catchy songs.

“The show will star 72 students from Palm Beach, Martin County and beyond who are participating in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts' three-week Senior Conservatory summer camp (grades 6-12), in which students learn all aspects of theater such as acting, dance and voice, culminating in full performances of a musical.”

"Hairspray” is all about sending an important dispatch about fully accepting what we have in common and looking past our dissimilarities. I would like to encourage…

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