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Everyone wants to be outside sunbathing, swimming, playing on the beach / pool, or just barbequing in the backyard.  While summer means fun in the sun, make sure you are not getting too much of a good thing.  Avoid consequences of overexposure to the sun like sunburns, premature aging of the skin, wrinkling, and skin cancer, including melanoma, by practicing proper skin protection.


The hours between 10a.m. and 4p.m. daylight savings time and (9a.m. and 3p.m. standard time) are the most hazardous for ultraviolet exposure in the continental United States. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. The Center of Disease Control recommends that you follow these recommendations to help protect yourself and your family:

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Living in BallenIsles Country Club, Palm Beach Gardens, affords you all Palm Beach County has to offer. In addition to BallenIsles being a premiere country club with three championship golf courses and Grand Slam Tennis Center, it is nestled within 1,300 pristine acres. Amongst the luxury custom estate homes, courtyard homes and villas, one will find local wildlife.

In an effort to preserve, protect, foster and respect the wildlife within the community, members have taken an active part by creating the BallenIsles Wildlife Foundation.   The BallenIsles Wildlife Foundation is a 501© (3) nonprofit organization funded by donations and led by dedicated volunteer residents.

It is not unusual to see a neighborhood dog ever so gently entertaining baby ducklings. …

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For many local golfers, Friday's US Open Qualifying event at Admirals Cove signified the beggining of their life long dream of being able to compete in our golf National Championship. For five lucky golfers, the dream is now one step closer to a reality.

As it has for many years, the East Course at Admirals hosted the first Local Qualifier for the US Open, officially kicking off qualifying season. Over the next several weeks, thousands of golfers from all over the world will compete in local qualifiers in the hopes of advancing to sectional qualifiers. From there the lucky few that continue to advance will earn spots in the 2014 U.S. Open held at Pinehurst Number 2 in North Carolina.

Adam Long and Paul Scaletta of Jupiter, Bobby Collins and Richard…

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The Tom Fazio II designed Tequesta Country Club golf course will play host to the Hannah's Home Charity Golf Classic May 16th and 17th.

The event, which is being put on by Hannah's Home of South Florida, will feature a dinner and auction by the sea at the Marriot on Singer Island on Friday night May 16th, and the Golf Classic at Tequesta Country Club and Saturday the 17th.

The dinner and auction will be held at 6pm on the 16th and auction items include a President's Cup Collage autographed by Greg Norman and several international players, a signed NASCAR helmet of Greg Biffle, and a 7 night stay in a two-bedroom townhouse at the Divi Beach Resort in Aruba.

The Golf event will be held the following morning with a 9am shotgun start and will feature…

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1. Jimmy Buffett comes to the Cruzan

Palm Beach resident Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band are sure to please the legions of Parrot heads Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach.  Buffett, whose Margaritaville state of mind was inspired by Key West, most likely include hits like “Margaritaville,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Fins”, “5 o’clock Somewhere”, and the new album entitled “Songs from St. Somewhere”.  Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets start at $36. Please visit www.cruzanamphitheatre.net for tickets and information.

2. Register for Turtle Trot Run

The Town of Jupiter is inviting all runners to join the 24th Annual Turtle Trot 5K Run. The 3.1-mile run will take place at a new location – Ocean Cay Park, Jupiter along…

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Photo courtesy of LuxuryRealEstate.com.

Congratulations to our respected associates within the Luxury Real Estate network for handling the biggest single-family home sale in U.S. history!  An undisclosed buyer, through the “Conservation Institute, LLC”, purchased the $190 million (asking price) Cooper Beech Farm in Greenwich, Connecticut.  Cooper Beech Farm first came to the market in May with an unprecedented asking price of $190 million.   Built in the late 1890's, Cooper Beech Farm became the most expensive home for sale in the United States. By September the staggering asking price was reduced to $140 million.

According to listing Realtor, David Ogilvy & Associates, “the home has been a landmark in Greenwich for generations. Originally built in 1896 by…

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Once again, the tournament is headed to Old Bahama Bay “where the fishing is good and life is easy” on April 30 – May 3rd.  HMY Yachts and Waterfront Properties and Club Communities host the fishing invitational.   Again, this year the tournament is raising awareness and funds for a cure of Cystic Fibrosis.  Paying tribute and honoring the life of Brett Weinstein and the courageous fight, he lost to Cystic Fibrosis.  Additionally, the American Cancer Society has been added because so many have been touched by cancer.

The Winner’s Circle Invitational will be held at Old Bahama Bay at West End, Bahamas. Many of the boats will leave from their docks and marinas from the Jupiter area and make their trip over to the islands.  Last year’s winner, Bull Run, will…

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Lee Westwood ened a two year winless drought in dominating fashion, winning the Malaysian Open on the European Tour Sunday.

Westood went wire-to-wire to win the event despite having to sit through a four hour weather delay in the middle of the final round. The Old Palm resident shot a final round 68 to win by seven shots for his 36th career victory.

It's a golf course that suits my game; it's very tight in certain areas. I played well, I putted well, and the short game is good," Westwood said.

Westwood's final round 68 was enough to allow him to ease to victory over neighboor and fellow Old Palm resident Louis Oosthuizen who won the event in 2012. Oosthuizen finished in the three way tie for second at 11-under par.

Westwood entered the final…

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Starting at 9:00 a.m. ET on April 15, for ONE DAY ONLY, any adult in the United States may purchase a pair of wearable technology – Google Glass.   Purchase price is $1,500.00 a pair.  The orders will include shades or frames for the glasses.  

Google has collaborated up the owner of Ray-Ban and Oakley sunglasses brand to make the glasses cool.

Google released the following statement about the wearable technology glass:

“Over the past several months, we’ve been trying out different ways to expand the Explorer program. Some of you signed up at Google I/O, some told us what you would do #ifihadglass, some were referred by a friend, some joined through their school or university. Our Explorers are moms, bakers, surgeons, rockers, and each new Explorer has…

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For the second time in three years, Bubba Watson slipped on the Green Jacket in the famed Butler Cabin as the champion of the Masters. Unlike two years ago, when he had to hit a miraculous shot out of the pine straw on the second playoff hole to beat Old Palm resident Louis Oosthuizen, Watson came down the final stretch with the tournament all but locked up.

Watson didn't have the command that he did late early on in the final round of the season's first major though. Watson entered the final round in a two way tie for the lead with 20 year old Jordan Speith and early on in the round lost the lead. Going into the eighth hole on Sunday, Speith held a two stroke lead and was looking to surpass Tiger Woods and become the youngest winner in Masters…

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