Nestled between Jupiter and Stuart, the city of Hobe Sound offers a wide array of beautiful beaches, parks, and championship-caliber golf courses. Lovely views along the Indian River, Loxahatchee River, and St. Lucie River provide a beautiful sparkling backdrop to many residential communities. Marine life, such as dolphins and manatees, are commonplace, with the area embracing wildlife at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, spanning 11,000 acres and housing over 140 species of birds.

New Movie Theater in Jupiter

The Shoppes of Jupiter, across from the fabulous Harbourside Place, has finally set an inaugural date for the brand new Cinépolis Cinémas in the summer, which was previously known as Paragon Jupiter Cinéma, located on US 1 in Jupiter, Florida.

The new Cinépolis Cinémas is planning on being fully functional and opened by June 2015. The brand new movie theater will consist of about 1,460 available seats and will be having two distinctive concepts for customers to choose from. One concept is going to be offering eight chic but still traditional customary auditoriums with non –reclining leather seats that will be wider than the old-fashioned movie seats. The other notion will feature six “luxury” auditoriums which are planned to have 360 seats that…

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The Florida Sportsman Expo comes to St. Lucie County!

Do you enjoy the beautiful outdoors in South Florida? Are you an angler, boater, hunter or even an off-roader?
Each day at The Florida Sportsman Expo, coming this weekend, will convey fishing seminars and discussions from the top angling connoisseurs. The FS Expo will have it all this year with an awesome indoor fly casting pond, plus a kid’s section that includes free prizes!

If you have attended the Florida Sportsman Expo previously, recognize that this year’s event will have expanded greatly over previous shows in the past. The Florida Sportsman staff will teach hands-on instructions on how to properly rig baits and lures from The Baits, Rigs and Tackle Academy. Want to learn how the most effective way…

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Wildlife Officials say to Look out for shorebirds in South Florida

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are asking all beachgoers to keep a look out and do your best not to disturb the shorebirds on the Atlantic coast of Florida.

During spring and summer, shorebirds are beach nesting; they tend to build nests with layers of sand and sea shells found on the beautiful resourceful beaches of South Florida. Due to their camouflage, hatching chicks, as well as the nest and eggs, are challenging to see with possibilities of being trodden on such as birds like the black skimmer, snowy plover and American oystercatcher and more. These types of shorebirds are species that face great challenges and need people’s awareness in…

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Jupiter Easter Egg Hunt, .  Bring your own basket.  Prize baskets are being donated by Kilwin’s Chocolates. Bounce houses, face painting and an appearance by the Mr. Long Ears himself from 10am to 11:30am.  Saturday, April 4th @ 9:30am to 12:00pm, Jupiter Community Center, 200 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL 33458

Easter Egg Hunt, Trinity United Methodist Church, 2221 N.E. Savannah Road, Jensen Beach,  Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 10:30 am.  Free for children ages 2-12.  Bring your own basket.

Palm Beach Gardens Egg Extravaganza,  The City of Palm Beach Gardens invites you to their annual Egg Extravaganza in Gardens Park., Friday, March 27, 2015 @ 6:00pm.  The Easter bunny may hop on by after the egg hunt has ended. 

Easter Egg Hunt,  GFWC…

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The Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) announced its highly anticipated film line-up for the 20th year, March 26 – April 2, 2015, featuring 12 World Premieres and 15 American premieres. The film festival will present features, documentaries and short films from the U.S. and around the world, including Bulgaria, Venezuela, France, England, Israel, the Philippines, Costa Rica, Spain, Russia, Slovakia, Australia, Canada, Cuba, The Netherlands and Germany.  The PBIFF will host filmmakers, producers and actors to chat about their films.

Randi Emerman, President of PBIFF states, “This year’s Palm Beach International Film Festival has a sparkling array of fantastic movies and a list of visiting filmmakers and talent that will bring the best of…

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Congratulations to local North Palm Beach resident, professional golfer and respected philanthropist, Jack Nicklaus!  He has been presented with the Congressional Gold Medal. Both houses of Congress honored Nicklaus with the medal March 25, 2015

The Congressional Gold Medal is presented “to persons who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is likely to be recognized as a major achievement in the recipient’s field long after the achievement.”   It one of the two highest awards granted to citizens of the United States.   Nicklaus received the other, Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 2005by President George W. Bush.

He joins the ranks of Roberto Clemente, Joe Louis, Jackie Robinson, Jesse Owens, Byron…

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The State of Florida Senate Finance and Tax Committee is in support of reducing commercial real estate lease tax.  The bill (SB 140) recommends reducing the current 6% tax on commercial real estate leases to 5%.  This reduction makes Florida even more attractive, in addition to the perfect weather and beautiful beaches, for homeowners and business owners.

Under the bill, the cut would take effect January 1, 2016.  Reduction in the state tax commercial real estate lease percentage will allow Florida to compete for businesses to move to the state.

Governor Scott said, “This part of our Tax Cut Agenda is a $100 million reduction in the sales tax on commercial rent, which costs businesses about $1.4 billion per year. This reduction will make it more…

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Are you inundated with calls from telemarketers and solicitors on your cell phone number?   If you are like many new homeowners, a landline is a thing of the past. Studies indicate new homeowners, in Palm Beach County and South Florida, are not requesting landlines for their new residences.

It is estimated that 100 billion “robo-calls” (those calls without a human on the other end), political candidate calls and other solicitations are made annually in the U.S.   You might be surprised how they get your mobile number.

According to Privacy Star, automatic dialing devices can figure out and call all possible telephone number combinations.  These numbers can be listed, unlisted and mobile numbers.  A number of telemarketing companies ignore “do not…

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The Loxahatchee River Railroad Bridge in Jupiter will close intermittently next week.  The bridge, which is owned and operated by Florida East Coast Railway, will be closed to boating traffic during the scheduled maintenance.   Last week a malfunction with the bridge left the Town of Jupiter and the Village of Tequesta with a traffic quandary. 

According to Florida East Coast Railway representative, Senior Vice President Robert Ledoux, “an electrical problem caused the bridge to remain in the upright position shortly before noon on March 7, 2015.”  The malfunction stopped a southbound freight train, no pun intended, "in its tracks".  Resulting in three vital crossings to be blocked, dividing the town in half.  Fire rescue noted aside from being an…

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Photo courtesy Eduardo Buchin, Jupiter.

One thing many people will agree with is that this year has been an exceptionally brutal winter.  Spring break will come as a well-deserved break from the harsh, freezing temperatures up north.  Seasonal depression (Seasonal Affective Disorder) during the winter months can really get you down.

Some scientists think seasonal depression is caused by certain hormones in the brain that trigger “attitude related” changes at certain times of the year.  One theory regarding the hormone changes is that sunlight during fall and winter leads to the brain producing less serotonin.  Serotonin is a chemical produced by the brain which regulates mood.  When this isn’t functioning normally, results can be feelings of…

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