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Living at or near the beach has actual health benefits resulting from being near the sea. The ocean covers 71% of the earth’s surface and holds 97% of the earth’s water; it plays an important role in all of our lives.  The ocean water and sea air is good for the body and the soul.  Did you ever wonder why you sleep so well after a day at the beach?  Here in South Florida we have miles of beautiful white sandy beaches to choose from like the beaches in the “Sailfish Capital of the World” Town of Stuart, “Friendly Seaside Jewel” Town of Jupiter, “World Renowned” Town of Palm Beach, or the “International Playground” Town of South Beach/Miami.

The sea air provides wonderful benefits.  When waves break on the shoreline, air particles break apart releasing…

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Many people dream of living on the water – to be on it, near it, or at least have access to it.  Living in South Florida, the possibilities seem endless.  Water is everywhere.   Here we have the ocean, rivers, Intracoastal waterways, canals, lakes, ponds, marinas, and more.  Homes with deeded dock space let owners keep their water toys nearby.  The prices vary as much as the hues in blues of the tranquil water

Location and price may be the determining factor on which body of water your dream home may be located on. A home on the water is attainable. The demand for homes with docks has steadily increased partly with the increase in the sales of boats year over year growth of 5% to 7% since 2010.  New and used boat sales in the U.S. reached $36.7…

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Around town many cultural arts organizations, programs and amenities are offered. Arts and culture play an important role in improving lives of people.  It is that social impact that leads to an economic impact on society.  It mobilizes communities and turns neighborhoods into places of interest.

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is Florida’s largest professional award winning regional theatre offering Broadway caliber productions and events.  The 2014-15 season promises a fantastic lineup of family entertainment, blockbuster musicals, comedies and dramas.  Visit www.MaltzJupiterTheatre.org for the online box office.

Norton Museum of Art will reopen September 23 after reinstallations.  Three wonderful exhibitions will be featured.  “PLAY!”  features the…

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 The U.S. Government requested that a group of visiting British aviators be accommodated at the local hotel, The Carlin House, and that a windsock be hoisted to the top of the flagpole during the winter of 1916/1917.  The intent of the visit was that the group consisting of three groups of three:  a pilot, copilot and mechanic along with a small seaplane practice advanced training maneuvers on the  Jupiter Inlet and Loxahatchee River.   The hotel was unable to accommodate the group, so they arranged to stay with Jupiter residents Mr. and Mrs. Walter Savage.   Mr. and Mrs. Savage were happy to accommodate!

The  3 small, single engine bi-winged seaplanes were marked Allied Planes of World War I; with traditional markings wide vertical red, white…

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When a natural area is invaded often by a natural dispersal of seeds, or planting of exotic species that has become naturalized, these “weeds” interfere with the function of the natural community.  Invasive plants have been identified at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area.  The three-week removal project of the exotics is scheduled to begin Monday, August 25, 2014 in the hopes of attracting native plants and animals to the area such as gopher tortoises and scrub jays.  Black and red mangroves will be placed along the shoreline.  They have a stronger root system, disperse waves better which will be better at preventing erosion, and create a better habitat for young marine life.

 The award-winning magazine The Nature…

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Horseracing has various forms, of which thoroughbred racing is the most popular and has been termed as “The Sport of Kings”.  Horses have remained a symbol of great wealth.  This has always been popular with the aristocrats and royalty of British society, thusly earning the title. Historically, records indicate that horseracing began as early as the days of Babylon, Syria, and Egypt.  Both chariot and mounted horses participated in the ancient Greek Olympics 648 B.C. Various types of racing have given rise to horse breeds that excel in specific disciplines of equestrian sports.

One equine sport, world-class international polo, is located in the heart of South Florida, just minutes from the exclusive Island of Palm Beach, The International Polo Club,…

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BallenIsles Country Club is highly regarded for its championship golf courses.  The three championship golf courses, where many golf legends have qualified for the PGA Tour, is home to the to a $26 million state of the art Sports complex.  Out of nearly 200 Clubs managed by worldwide by Troon Golf, BallenIsles has been awarded “Facility of the Year”!

Three impressive courses make up BallenIsles Country Club.  The East Course, opened in 1963, winds through a natural habitat, which is a sanctuary for freshwater bird and indigenous striding birds.  ASGCA Golf Course Architect Keith Foster redesigned the par-72 course in 2008.  Foster is known for designing over 20 of the “Top 100 Golf Courses” in the United States.  All greens are to USGA standards and…

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August is the national month of coffee!  

FUN FACT:  Did you know that coffee is the second most recognizable scent in America – second only to the smell of the aroma of burning wood.

Social aspects of “coffee” have been noted in modern culture for quite some time.  The United States is the largest market for coffee, followed by Germany and Japan.   Inviting someone for a cup of coffee has led to Americans embracing “the café” as a social gathering place to relax.   An individual inviting another to their home, late at night, for a cup of coffee after a date could be an invitation something more than just a cup of coffee.  Coffee in culture or trade is a central theme and prominently referenced in much fiction and regional history.

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The Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches releases statistics of all aspects of residential and commercial sales in our area.   The organization released the following statement:

    “The second quarter of every year is historically the busiest quarter of the entire real estate season; however due to a recovered economy, the second quarter of this year has set a brand new precedent in the single family homes category.  Townhomes and condos also had a strong showing, but inventory isn’t high enough to produce record setting closed sales.  The high demand to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth is also driving average and median sale prices up for single-family homes as well as townhouses and condos. “

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Most boat owners know that the ethanol found in most gasoline will wreak havoc on a marine engine.  Make sure you are using additives that help combat the effects of ethanol gasoline, try to use gasoline that is ethanol–free.  Marinas in Florida vary in their offering of ethanol free gas, but making an effort may reap huge rewards.

Take a look at local area marina fuel prices and see how they compare as of August 15 are as follows:

 Marina Equivalent

Phone #

Gasoline

Diesel

 Admirals Cove Marina

 561-745-5930

$4.67

 $3.79

 Loggerhead Marina (Jonathan's)

561 747-8980

 $5.25

N/A

 Loggerhead Marina (Frenchman's) 561-627-6358

 $5.25

$4.72

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