Photo courtesy of Tortuga Music Festival.

The Tortuga Music Festival is this Saturday and Sunday at Fort Lauderdale beach park.  Thousands of people are expected “to rock the beach” in support of marine conservation.

Music and beach lovers are expected to take over the beach this weekend for the “Rock the Ocean, Tortuga Music Festival”.  This is the second year in a row for the concert.  The inaugural concert drew more than 25,000 fans to Fort Lauderdale beach last year.

This year some of music’s biggest names will be performing.  Tortuga Music Festival is pairing country, rock and roots music with over 20 bands in the line-up including Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Train, Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams, Jr., Brantley Gilbert, Sheryl Crow, Billy Currington,…

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PGA National has hosted some of the biggest events and biggest names in golf over its illustrious existence. It hosted the Ryder Cup in 1983, the PGA Championship in 1987, the senior PGA Championship from 1982-2000, and since 2007 has become the permanent home of The Honda Classic. The new Qualifying School Finals can now be added to that list.

The Jack Nicklaus designed Champions Course, the same course The Honda Classic is played on, as well as the Fazio Course will now play host to some of the best young golfers looking to earn a spot on the Tour in year two of the new revamped qualifying school. Last year saw a change in the Q-School process where for the first time, the top finishers in the six round final round earn cards on the…

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The Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction is a one of a kind car experience.  The event is the only collector car auction on the East Coast.  The world’s greatest collection car auction will be held at the Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL  33411 on April 11-13, 2014.

The auction brings thousands of visitors to the Palm Beaches every year to view millions of dollars of classic automobiles.  What started as a simple meeting between friends and car buffs in 1960 has emerged into the world's most prestigious and anticipated collector car auctions and events.  Previously, car collecting was a hobby dominated by dealers and the ultra-wealthy; many now enjoy it.  Barrett-Jackson offers the most desirable vehicles…

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Rob Thomson, managing partner at Palm Beach County’s exclusive real estate firm of Waterfront Properties and Club Communities offers strong ties and marketing relationships with leading brokers in the Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia and Latin America.  These global connections have consistently lead to home sales from international buyers.

Thomson’s membership into the invitation only Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, as well as sitting on the executive board, has enabled him and his expert team of professionals, market homes for clients to a worldwide audience.  Thomson, along with manager David Abernathy, has been forward thinking on real estate technology.  This foresight has enabled Waterfront Properties to become the accomplished and highly sought…

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For the first time in 20 years, The Masters will be without one of it's biggest draws as Tiger Woods announced this morning that his ailing back problems will keep him out of the tournament.

Woods, a Jupiter Island resident, has won The Masters four times but has been battling some back issues as of late. He withdrew from the Honda Classic at PGA National in the final round a month ago and then withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational after being in noticeable pain during the final round of the WGC Cadillac Championships.

Woods had planned on taking the next few weeks off as he was attempting to recover for another trip to Augusta National next week. After consoling with his doctors he decided that surgery was needed, preventing him from…

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Ernie Els and his wife Liezl, along with The Els for Autism Foundation invite you to attend the “Light the Lighthouse Blue”  Wednesday, April 2 between 5:00-10:00pm at the Square Grouper ,Jupiter, in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day.

The highlight of the evening will be when the Jupiter Inlet lighthouse will be lit BLUE!  A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Els Center of Excellence.  The center just held its official groundbreaking in Jupiter on March 10.  The Els Center of Excellence is an extraordinary project that is designed “to show the world what should be available to children and adults on the autism spectrum.”   It is an educational program for 300 student ages 3-21, of applied research, professional and medical services, and…

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There is good news and not such good news when it comes to filing taxes this year.  The IRS has made home office deductions simpler, and increased the deduction for using your vehicle. Some information about virtual money you should be aware of too.   Here is a brief review of a few of the changes you should be aware of this year to discuss with your professional tax advisor or C.P.A.

New Bracket for Top-Income Households

If you have had a successful 2013—so successful, in fact, that you find yourself in the highest tax bracket—be prepared to pay more than you did last year. That is because in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, Congress created a 39.6 percent bracket for taxpayers whose adjusted gross income exceeds $400,000 for a single filer or…

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The 11th anniversary of TurtleFest 2014, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s largest annual festival, will take place Saturday, April 5, from 10:00 am – 6:00pm (rainday Sunday, April 6th).  Over 10,000 guests are expected at the FREE admission festival, which promotes conservation through interactions with threatened and endangered sea turtles, as well as art, music, shopping, games, educational presentations, a “global village”, and much more!

Come out and enjoy the music.  Great line-ups.:  a reggae band, a Tom Petty tribute band, a country band, a band that has opened for Jimmy Buffet numerous times and much, much more! Visit 

In addition to the music, a variety of great food and cold drinks will be offered. The festival will offer…

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Spring officially starts this week so swing by and see some “spring training” at Roger Dean Stadium in Abacoa, Jupiter.  The Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals spring train in the striking stadium that was built in 1998.  Choose from luxury box seating, or two levels of permanent seating, plenty of parking and delicious concessions offering gourmet options to hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jacks.

Roger Dean Stadium is the only stadium in Florida to host two major league baseball teams for spring training:  Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals.  The stadium also hosts four minor league teams: Jupiter Hammerheads, Palm Beach Cardinals, Gulf Coast Cardinals, and Gulf Coast Marlins.  All the teams share the main stadium where games are played.  However,…

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A lot of discussions and meetings about the redevelopment of the Jupiter Inlet Village have caused the Town Council to pause and revisit their approach for the area of Guanabanas, Square Grouper, Bubba Gump’s, Harbourside Place, etc.  Their vision is of “a pedestrian-friendly, vibrant, commercial environment that provides public access to the Inlet Village and its waterfront”.

The Town Council has listened to the feedback from the community during discussions about the proposed parking garage and parking scenarios.  The evolving process has led to the withdrawal of the parking garage in favor of a proposed parking lot on Parkway Street.  The lot takes place of a 3 to 4 story-parking garage, if approved on April 1; the lot will provide 300 parking spaces…

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