Evacuees can return home.  Gas leak has been contained.  Roads open.

The Tequesta gas leak began yesterday when the Amerigas tank on Old Dixie Highway was filled. The tank held 30,000 gallons and was about 85 percent full.  Fire rescue crews spent more than 12 hours trying to stop the leak and succeeded about after 5 a.m. when they replaced a valve.

According to fire rescue officials, on the Martin County side over 500 homes were asked to evacuate and on the Palm Beach County side the number was somewhere between 1,000 to 2,000 because of the number of apartment complexes in the area.  

First responders stated the tank was being filled when it began to leak and it was 85 percent when it began to leak.  Emergency crews were trying to contain the leak…

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According to the KIPLINGER REPORT, home prices will rise in 2014 but a slow steadier pace compared with historical trends.  The housing recovery has pushed up homes prices nearly everywhere. 

Over the past year, home price rose in 225 of the 276 cities tracked by Clear Capital, a provider of real estate data and analysis.  Good news for people who have waited to sell their houses.  Prices nationwide rose by 10.9%, up by $30,000 to $215,000!

In 2013, a sense of urgency drove buyers to take advantage of affordable home prices and low mortgage prices.  However, buyers were forced into bidding wars.  Sellers reaped the rewards of quick sales and often receiving above asking price.   

Kiplinger market observers agree that home prices will rise  4%…

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Rendering courtesy of Kolter Urban LLC.

Endless possibilities. The Palm Beaches like never before. Two architecturally distinctive towers with twenty luxurious villa residences.   Located at the at the water’s edge in the center of it all.  Water Club is an exhilarating new way to live.

It is a private club at the water’s edge and your gateway to all the desires of South Florida living.  World class shopping and dining, pristine white sand beaches, boating, and championship level golf.  Sizzling nightlife and culture, art and music festivals.  With The Gardens Mall, and Worth Avenue, and major international airports within minutes, Water Club is in the center of it all.

Water Club offers a resort style amenity rich enclave designed to exceed every…

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FAMILY FUN at PALM BEACH ZOO:  Safari Nights:  Fairy Tale Nights runs from 4:15 to 9pm today June 20, 2014, Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach.  Guests can meet fairy tale princesses, enjoy music by kid friendly DJ in Fountain Plaza.  There will be animal encounters and more.  Admission prices vary.  Please call the Zoo at 561-533-0887 or visit for more details.

“RING OF FIRE:  The Johnny Cash Musical” opens tonight and continues through July 13 at the Theater Arts Garage, 180 N.E. First Street, Delray Beach. The performance focuses on the music of Johnny Cash and celebrates the songs that reflect his life.  It is described as a “Jukebox musical”, features over 30 hits, and tells the story of Johnny Cash. …

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Floorplan courstesy of Frank Group.

The Jupiter based Frank Family Entertainment Group, which opened “Revolutions” in City Place, West Palm Beach, plans on submitting formal plans to the Jupiter Town Council this July to build a 75,000 square foot entertainment complex within walking distance of Roger Dean Stadium. The location of the proposed the entertainment facility will be on the former site of the old Crown Movie Theater.  The opening of the CineBowl & Grille is planned for late 2015, according to a company press release.

Plans for CineBowl & Grille in Abacoa:

  • About 75,000 square feet. (Revolutions in CityPlace is 35,000 square feet).
  • 12 movie auditoriums with leather reclining chairs, reserved seating and full-service dining. Foreign…

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The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Held auditions at the Improv for "The Wiz in an effort to attract local young talent throughout South Florida.  The production is scheduled to run at the Maltz from January 13 – February 1, 2015.

Andrew Kato, artistic director of Maltz, stated, “sometimes people are threatened to come to a theater because they feel it’s too formal, so the idea came to go to a non-traditional situation to see if we could bring out some people who would not otherwise come into a formal setting of a theater.”  A diverse group of talent ranging in ages from 12 to 21 auditioned for singing roles and many were invited back dance auditions.

The Wiz is a 1978 American musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F.…

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   The 4th Annual Mizner Park Downtown Drive Car Show is on tap for noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Mizner Park Amphitheater, 327 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. The display of vehicles will include antiques, classics, street rods, custom builds, racecars, sports cars, imports, hand-built cars and one-of-a-kind autos dating to the 1900s. A concert featuring the FAU Summer Concert Band, will follow at the amphitheater from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free, but you can make a donation to Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. For more information, please call 561-362-0606 or visit   

   Renowned marine…

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The home-improvement shows you see on TV make it look so easy. Buy a fixer- upper of a house with "good bones," and presto change-o, turn it into your dream home.

The reality, however, is that buying a fixer-upper is some serious work. One option is to hire someone to do the work, which is the way to go if you do not have the right experience for the job. However, it can be expensive, because you have to pay for labor. In addition, you cannot just check out and let the pro handle everything, because there may be a number of mistakes and miscommunications during a renovation.

Another option is to do the work yourself. You can save money on the labor, but the work will take significantly longer than a professional will. Too many homeowners think they are the…

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Show your beach cruiser some love.  Spruce it up with a basket (attach with zip ties) a new bell, or a new coat of paint.

Celebrate the Full Strawberry Moon on June 13.  American Indians believed the fruit was at its peak when the summer’s moon rose.    Drizzle berry sauce over fresh pound cake tonight.

Paint your porch, or maybe a few planted pots outside, in summer colors like orchid and citrus  It will brighten up your outdoor living space.

Tackle a beach obstacle course.  Set up your own or visit one. Hard Exercise Works, in Jupiter, offers daily obstacle course workouts and 5-week boot camps.

Customize a pair of basic white sneakers with doodles. Pull out the old paint pens and draw flowers or little fish, polka dots or zigzags.  Not feeling…

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Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May.  It was formerly known as “Decoration Day” and it commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the United States of America.  Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and it is known as the informal start of the summer season!

This Memorial Day weekend try ice-skating at Palm Beach Skate Zone. Veterans are offered free admission and skate rental.  They will have a contest for the most patriotic T-shirt or hat.  There will be a DJ and music. This is a great family event.  Visit or please call 561-963-5900.

Polynesian Memorial Day Weekend Bash at Blue Front in Lake Worth.  Cigar rolling by MYA cigars.  Three Olives Cocoanut Vodka girls will be…

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