The Town of Jupiter and the Village of Tequesta are nestled between Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart. Both areas cater to the outdoor style, as they wrap around the Loxahatchee River and Intracoastal Waterway, which provide incomparable views to residents. For this reason, water sports and boating are abundant. Jupiter and Tequesta also offer their share of championship golf courses and pristine beaches frequented often under consistently sunny skies.

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Enjoy a taste of the islands Saturday March 21, 2015 from 1:00 – 6:00pm.  This family friendly event at the Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk will feature something for everyone.  Listen to steel drum bands and live tropical music as local vendors sell island themed art, crafts and jewelry.

A “Junkanoo Band” will play from 2:00-3:00pm and lead a parade though the events plaza. Not familiar with Junkanoo? Junkanoo is a lively and colorful street carnival parade.  After 500 years of practice, the legends differ as to the roots of Junkanoo in the Caribbean. The most popular belief is that it stemmed from the days of slavery.  In the late 18th century many Loyalists, from England, brought their enslaved servants to the Caribbean. At Christmas time, they…

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1.    Shipwreck Bar & Grille (Jupiter) - Join the St. Patrick’s Day celebration by indulging in the delicious and traditional Irish food featuring Corned Beef and Cabbage platter, all while enjoying the Live Tunes starting at 6:00 p.m. with musical performances from “Fast Eddie.” The full Irish menu will be featured all day long until closing time! Enjoy!

Shipwreck Bar & Grill is located at: 1511 North Old Dixie Highway, Jupiter, FL 33469

2.    O’Shea’s Irish Pub (West Palm Beach) – Get your Irish on a Tuesday…Downtown West Palm Beach knows how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, with all the Irish you can handle. The block will be sealed off for leprechauns to celebrate and the event includes special appearances from Irish dancers, bagpipers, kid’s…

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Orchids, orchids, and more orchids!  Over 10,000 orchid plants from local and international vendors will be on display Friday, March 13, 2015 9:30 AM to Sunday, March 15, 2015 4:30 PM at the 13th Annual International Orchid Festival.  Learn all about the exotic air plants.  Pick up tidbits on how to grow and care for them.

Orchids are flowering plants that are often colorful and fragrant.  There are over 26,000 varieties of orchids more than twice the number of bird species on the planet and four times the number of mammal species.  Orchids date back 76-84 million years.  The first evidence of this was fossilized when an extinct stingless bee was carrying pollen from a previously unknown orchid subspecies.

Blankets of orchids take over Fairchild…

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Big Box Store Jupiter

A parcel of land located adjacent to Donald Ross Road was purchased by a developer for $22.75 million!

The entire property was once owned by Kolter Group and was 41 acres. Kolter Group paid $13.9 million for the entire piece of land in 2013 and now has sold 21 of their acres to Brock Developing Corp. Last week, Brock Developing Corp. of Palm Beach Gardens closed on the 21-acre section of the vacant land for $22.75 million. Brock Developing Corp. is planning to build a 350,000 square foot shopping center. Although the plans for the development of a big box store have been released Brock Developing Corp. has not released any information on which big box juggernaut will lease the space.  The site will be a part of the proposed Alton Town Center, which…

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Photo Coutesy of Eduardo Buchin

For 27 years, the famed Art Fest by the Sea has been a springtime tradition for locals and visitors of Jupiter and Juno Beach. Experience the incredible displays of handmade art, stunning beach scenery and warm Florida sun at the 27th Art Fest by the Sea. Adored by locals and tourists alike, this art festival is unlike any other. Stretching along the azure, Atlantic Ocean and sandy beaches of A1A (the beach road), Art Fest by the Sea entices all of the senses. 

As you stroll along the beach road you will see an array of artwork from hand painted works to towering sculptures, glass art, incredible woodcrafts and jewelry. Vendors come from all over Florida and even from some other states to display their talents.…

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Palm Beach County
A mix of clouds and sunshine is in the weekends forecast with slight chances of rain showers. Winds are NE about 10-15 mph. More spring like conditions are gathering in South Florida with 80 degree air temperatures and water temps are heating up to 70 degrees.

OFFSHORE- For those that are willing to deal with the rough conditions offshore, sailfish are being pushed south within 100-250 feet of water and big kingfish are scattered around Palm Beach to Boynton Beach. Dolphins are still around and in fair numbers and the North East winds could come with more good dolphin bites. Cobia should be coming soon, so keep your eyes out for sea turtles as they love to cruise alongside of them! The full moon is believed to bring a handful of wahoo too. Bottom fishing…

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couch_copy_500Modern interior design trends for 2015 are a fascinating blend of traditional materials, shapes, prints and decorating ideas with new products and rich room colors.  This year allows classic, contemporary and period pieces to shine with fresh new decorating colors and design ideas.  Designs reflect the intention of creating memorable living spaces with personality.

Traditionally, blue has been a classic, soothing color.  Any blue stirs up images of the ocean and sky.  Rich, saturated hues of the deep sea are vivid and opulent.  Beverly Lionetti, Lead Designer www.interiorsbybeverly.com  suggests navy blue as a trending color for 2015.   “Navy Blue is a true classic color and can bring drama to any room.  Whether it is used as an accent color on walls or…

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Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach, offers authentic Japanese cultural experiences to educate and inspire. According to the Japanese zodiac this year, 2015, we celebrate the “Year of the Sheep” for those born in 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, and 2015. If this is your year, perhaps a visit to the ephemeral beauty of “The Garden of the Drops of Dew” and a Sake VIP Tasting experience is warranted.

Within the walls of the Morikami Museum are tranquil gardens.  Morikami gardens, Roji-en: Garden of the Drops of Dew, were designed to be a living exhibit complementing the museum.  Designer Hoichi Kurisu created a garden complex with historical and aesthetic elements. Its six distinct gardens are inspired by, but are not replicas…

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GolfBeer Brewing Company, a Lakeland based brewing company founded in 2014, has teamed up with professional golfers Freddie Jacobson, Graeme McDowell, and Keegan Bradley to start the initial line of GolfBeer.

The beers were created to meet each golfer’s preference and taste profile. Freddie Jacobson’s Scandinavian Style Blonde Ale is a beautiful blonde ale brewed with Crystal malt and a variety of European hops. (4.5 % alcohol by volume), G-Mac’s Celtic Style Pale Ale is a crisp, refreshing pale ale with a floral nose and a snappy finish. (5.0% alcohol by volume), and Keegan Bradley’s New England Style Lager is an easy drinking lager brewed with two-row barley and a variety of North American hops (4.5 % alcohol by volume).

“Our lives have always…

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Plan an evening under the stars Saturday, March 7 from 7:00-9:00 pm for the Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park “Moonlight Concert Series”.  Doors open at 6:00pm.  No reservations are required to enjoy an evening of folk music with Bill and Kate Isles.

John D. MacArthur State Park, north end of Singer Island, was the only state beach park in Palm Beach County in 1989, now there are many more. The 438-acre state park is nestled between the azure blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Lake Worth Lagoon.  The purpose of the park is to protect a very rare and beautiful piece of our coast.

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park has been nominated for the “Best Florida Beach” with 10-Best Readers’ Choice Award.  “The boardwalk at this state park takes…

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