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The Palm Beaches gets "its party on" early with parades, bagpipes, green beer and traditional Irish fare. The festivities begin Friday.

Saint Patrick’s Day Festival 2014, Martin Health System Village Square, Port St Lucie, Friday, March 14.  Brought to you by the “Friendly Sons and Daughters of Ireland.  Music and Food Booths.  Anticipated 10,000 attendees. Visit www.festival.net.com for more information.
 
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, Flagler Park, Saturday, Stuart, March 15 @ 10:00am.  There will be ice cold beer, hot corned beef and cabbage, traditional bagpipes, lively Celtic music , Irish dancers, plenty of quality vendors and a kid’s area at this fulfilled family event.  Parade starts at 2pm sharp!  8,000 attendees expected.  Visit…

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Now more than ever the Jupiter area has been attracting professional golfers and golfing enthusiasts for its exclusive golfing communities and secluded atmosphere.  Palm Beach County is known as the “Golf Capital of the World”.

The Town of Jupiter is just minutes from pristine white sand beaches, excellent restaurants, and high end shopping.  If you happen to be interested in fantastic bill fishing, this is also the area for you…just north of Jupiter is the Town of Stuart, known as the “Billfish Capital of the World”.

Within the area, luxury country club communities such as Admiral’s Cove, BallenIsles, Bear’s Club, Old Palm Golf Club, and Trump National Golf Club to name a few, are drawing golfers south.  With private golf courses designed by the greats…

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According to data provided by the National Association of Realtors, a lack of houses for sale continues to lift the prices of homes for sale in much of the country, and our area.  This in turn has pushed down the number of existing homes sold in January.

The torrential weather has not helped either. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said, “Disruptive and prolonged winter weather patterns across the country are impacting a wide range of economic activity, and housing is no exception.   Some housing activity will be delayed until spring.”

The National Association of Realtors noted some significant changes among the population of homebuyers.

1.     First time homebuyers accounted for 26% of purchases in January 2014. That is the lowest market share for first…

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South Florida saw the biggest gain in a monthly measure of national home prices replicating a slow but steady, continued upswing momentum in real estate market for Palm Beach County.   


Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties experienced an increase in single-family home prices according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Index.  According to the most recently released Index, single-family home prices have increased 0.09 percent from the previous month.


Last Tuesday’s report from Standard & Poor, as well as others, point to a slight deceleration in home prices as a normal beginning of the upturn cycle at the end of February. Winter shows no signs of cooling home prices according to the Standard & Poor/Case-Shiller home price indices.  They are…

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On a day where the golf course was playing tough and the top of the leaderboard was dropping shots left and right, Russell Henley survived a four man playoff to win The Honda Classic at PGA National.

With the wind swirling for most of the day, the Champions Course made some of the best golfers in the world look like mere mortals on Sunday, leading to an exciting and action packed finish. Rory Mcllroy entred the final round with a two shot lead and despite a four-over 74, managed to hold onto the lead for the majority of the day. The Palm Beach Gardens resident, at 10-under and still clinging to a one shot lead, proceeded to play the Bear Trap (holes 15, 16, and 17, and deemed the toughest three hole stretch on the course) at three over par and lost…

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Are 32 rapidly moving speed trains necessary to cross the moveable bridge over the Loxahatchee River?  The people at All Aboard Florida (Florida East Coast Industries) rapid train service seem to think so.  Based on the anticipated number of trains per day between Miami and Orlando, All Aboard Florida wishes to provide hourly service starting in the early morning hours and ending in the late evening to meet the anticipated demand by tourists, locals and business travelers.

The addition of 32 passenger trains, to the existing freight trains, that raise and lower the railway bridge daily could cause a bit of boating back up on the Loxahatchee River.  The railway bridge lowers for about 12 minutes each time a freight train crosses – generally at night.  The…

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The time has arrived once again for Palm Beach County to welcome some of the best golfers in the world as the PGA Tour’s annual tour stop in Palm Beach Gardens takes place this week.

For the eighth consecutive year, the Champions Course at PGA National plays host to the event that will see the top eight golfers in the Official World Golf Rankings compete. The list of those competing includes the likes of Tiger Woods (Jupiter Island), Rory Mcllroy (Palm Beach Gardens), defending Masters champion Adam Scott, and Phil Mickelson. Also included in this year’s field are hometown golfers and roommates Peter Uihlein and Brooks Koepka from the European Tour.

The week will be full of many events surrounding the actual tournament itself. Here is a full list of…

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The 2014 West Palm Beach Spring Home Show is an event any homeowner may wish to experience.  If you are new to the “home show” experience, head out to the South Florida Fairgrounds, located at 9067 Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach.  It is a great way to get excited about enhancing your home’s comfort and aesthetic appeal.

Located in the South Florida Expo Center will be the Spring Home Show event “designed for homeowner in all stages of remodeling, landscaping, and decorating their homes.”  Each of the events includes home improvements and remodeling exhibits with product demonstrations and sample interior and exterior vignettes.

Meet Nicole Curtis, from HGTV and DIY Network’s “Rehab Addict” and Dina Manzo from HGTV’s “Dina’s Party” and Bravo’s “Real…

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The Honda Classic will bring the best PGA tour players to Palm Beach County, providing a week of splendid golf entertainment for the entire community beginning February 24 through March 2 at PGA National Resort and Spa.

Tiger Woods, the Number 1 player in the Official World Golf Rankings, and Jupiter Island resident, has committed to compete in the 2014 Honda Classic.  This will be Woods third consecutive year in the Honda Classic.  He finished second in 2012.  Woods said, “The Honda Classic is close to my home, and I want to support it whenever I can. We have a learning center at Murray Middle School in Stuart, and this event does so much to help the community, including the efforts of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.”

Honda Classic…

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February 15, 16, 17 in the Abacoa Town Center, of Jupiter, Florida “ArtiGras” the premier fine arts festival of the Palm Beaches rolls into town.  Ranked as one of the top 50 art shows in the United States by ArtFairCalender, “ArtiGras” highlights a unique juried exhibition attracting over 100,000 people and 300 artists from all over the world.  This is one of the top 50 outdoor fine arts festivals in the country and perfect for all ages.

The three-day event features 2.2 miles of art demonstrations, interactive art exhibits, live music and entertainment, kid’s area, food and drink, and a Tiny Treasures Art Boutique which proceeds benefit the Quantum House.  If you have a child being treated in a nearby medical facility and need a place to stay in the area,…

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