There is something for everyone at the Florida Oceanographic Society, from young to “young at heart”.  Take a scenic ride from the Jupiter area to Hutchison Island in Stuart, FL and see the 57-acre nature center.  The nature center is positioned between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River.

This year at the Martin County Fair the Florida Oceanographic Society presented hands-on demonstrations with sharks, stingrays, turtles, oysters and more.   If you did not have an opportunity to get out seeing the exhibit at the Martin County Fair visit the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center and feed the resident stingrays, explore the “touch tank” and closely observe a feeding frenzy in the 750,000 gallon “Gamefish Lagoon”.

This nonprofit organization…

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Perhaps in South Florida the weather is a bit cool, say 70 degrees, obviously much too cool on a winter day to hit the beach or the waterways.  It would be a great opportunity to try something a little different.   Pull the trigger and consider a shotgun sport at one of the many sporting clubs in the area.

The National Sporting Federation defines sporting clays as “a challenging clay target game designed to simulate a variety of field shooting situations. On sporting clays course shooters are presented with a wide variety of targets that duplicate the flight path of birds, such as flushing, crossing, incoming and other angling shots.”

South Florida Shooting Club is one of the best shooting clubs in South Florida.  Only a forty-five minute drive…

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According to a report from Golf Digest, two of the top local golfers facing off in a prime time, made for tv event in June. 

Palm Beach Gardens resident Rory Mcllroy and Loxahatchee River resident Rickie Fowler will face off under the lights on Tuesday, June 7th at Detroit Golf Club. The match will begin at 7:00pm, and despite the sun staying out later in the summer, most of the back nine will be played under the lights. The Golf Channel will air the first two hours of covereage with CBS airing the final two hours.

Rory (ranked 3rd in the world) and Fowler (ranked 4th in the world) will be joined by celebrities in the match, but the format has not been decided yet.

The event will take place two days after the Memorial at Muirfield Village in…

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On Tuesday, the Arnold Palmer Invitational announced its early list of commits for the 2016 edition of the event and for the second straight year, Palm Beach Gardens resident Rory Mcllroy will headline the list of entrants at Bay Hill.

After having skipped the Orlando event put on by Arnold Palmer for the beggining of his professional career, Mcllroy decided to add the event to his 2015 schedule and finished in a tie for 11th at 11-under par.

“It’s been a longtime coming,” Rory said at his Wednesday press conference before last year's event. “I haven’t played this tournament for a few reasons over the past few years but it’s nice that it was able to fit in the schedule. I really like the course and I feel like it really sets up well for me.”

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Little known interesting facts about Florida are immense.  Of course, there are the well-known tidbits, such as Florida is known as the Sunshine State. It is the flattest state in the United States and has the longest coastline that borders both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.  Orlando attracts more visitors because of their amusement parks than any other city with amusement park attractions, as well as other facts.

Many people think Florida is the furthest south state in the United States, but it is not, Hawaii is further south.

A team of researchers at the University of Florida, Gainesville, first developed Gatorade sports drink.   The unique combination of water, electrolytes and carbohydrates were developed to replenish student…

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Update: The event was cancelled due to not enough players registering. The original article is below.
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Wycliffe Golf and Country Club in Wellington has been selected to host the Honda Classic Pre-Qualifier on its East Course. The Pre-Qualifier will take place on Thursday, February 18th. The top 25 golfers and ties from the Pre-Qualifier will advance to the Monday Qualifier at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach.

“The South Florida PGA is very excited to have named Wycliffe Golf & Country Club as one of three venues to host the 2016 Honda Classic Pre-Qualifier on February 18," Christopher Gilkey, Tournament Director for the South Florida…

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Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984.  Apple is preeminent leader the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Nevertheless, on occasion, just like in any industry, a voluntary recall has been issued.  The important notice from Apple was issued from Apple headquarters in California this past week.  The AC Wall Plug Adapters & World Travel Voluntary Recall and Exchange Program have been initiated. Such recalls are often the product of a negotiation between the product manufacturer and the federal agency that oversees their product category's safety.  It is for public safety of a ”potential hazard”.

On January 28, 2016, Apple announced a "voluntary recall of AC wall plug…

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The Village of North Palm Beach’s motto is “The Best Place to Live under the Sun.”  Established in the mid 1950’s, North Palm Beach is located in Palm Beach County on the Intracoastal Waterway just west of the Atlantic Ocean.   The village won an award from the National Association of Home Builders as best planned community in the year of 1956 Village won an award from the National Association of Home Builders as best planned community of the year.

In 1919, Palm Beach developer Paris Singer opened the Everglades Club in Palm Beach. As membership grew, Singer along with Harry Kelsey purchased land several miles north to build a new golf course. The new golf course was known as the Palm Beach Winter Club and accessible by either automobile or by…

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The Allianz Championship gets under way this Friday at Broken Sound in Boca Raton and is headlined by eight members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. 

The first full field event of the 2016 season will feature 77 golfers, headlined by local Boca Resident and 2010 winner and World Golf Hall of Famer Bernhard Langer. The other Hall of Fame members in the field are Jupiter resident Nick Price, Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Sandy Lyle, Colin Montgomerie, Mark O'Meara and Curtis Strange. In addition to Langher, seven other defending champions will tee it up at Broken Sound this week, including Mike Goodes, Scott Hoch, Tom Lehman, Corey Pavin, Rocco Mediate, Michael Allen, and defending champion Paul Goydos.

"Our field this year rivals any major you're going to…

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Image courtesy of Eduardo Buchin, Jupiter, FL.

Culinary delights and favorite cafes vary as greatly as ones likes and dislikes for innumerable cuisine.  It is globally known that French chefs are masters at their craft as they are most rigorously trained and most exacting. Worldwide-trained chefs are now gaining the respect of these Parisian culinary masters and many of the top chefs in the world are from around the globe.

Part of the appeal of French cuisines superiority is on the geographic good fortune that makes French agriculture both varied and abundant in flavor. The preeminent measure of French cuisine foundation is its ability to stay rooted in tradition, no trendy quinoa or kale to be found. How can you go wrong with a dish prepared…

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