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The first day of the Stuart Boat Show was well received and with hopes for a better weekend turnout. Day 2 of the largest boat show on Treasure Coast will open for the second day this weekend, Saturday January 16 at 10:00 a.m. The annual boat show has been named as one of the “Top 20 Events” in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society last year.

The Stuart Boat Show features more than 175 local, national, and international exhibitors exhibiting hundreds of boats in the water and on land, as well as marine and boating accessories. Some of the boats displayed during this weekend’s show include motor yachts, center consoles, speedboats, sport fishing boats, pontoon boats, cruisers and much more. Many of the boats on display range in size from 12

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The weekend is finally here, and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting a list of events that everyone can enjoy. Head over to the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center this weekend and join in on the fun.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center Events this Weekend

Public Guided Tours: Offered everyday at 12 pm and 2 pm

Visitors will learn about each sea turtle patient housed there during the tours and the Loggerhead Marinelife Staff will be there to answer all your questions about sea turtles, the ocean, the center itself, and marine life. The daily Public Guided Tours are offered twice a day due to their popularity. The tours are offered at 12 pm and 2 pm and last approximately an hour. All are welcomed to attend, and the tours cost $10

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Palm Beach County’s first tourists were the early settlers. These earliest visitors became the first residents of the area. The first permanent residents of Palm Beach County date back to 1872. They struggled to clear the dense marshland for building homes and growing crops.   

Farming was the way that most of the early homesteaders and pioneers made their living. Most people probably do not know that Palm Beach County was once the largest pineapple growing area in the continental United States (at that time Hawaii was still a territory). Pineapple growing in Florida goes back to 1860, when Benjamin Baker planted the first pineapples in the Florida Keys at Plantation Key from plants he had brought in from Cuba. By 1876, pineapple farming was

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Lilly Pulitzer (1931-2013), the famed Palm Beach clothing designer, thought it would be fun to incorporate her name in the patterns of her dresses. Look closely and you will spot the ‘Lilly” signature hidden in her whimsical designs. Since the 1950s, Lilly Pulitzer items have been recognized as one of the iconic styles that represent the Palm Beach resort life.

Lilly and husband Peter Pulitzer settled in Palm Beach shortly after their marriage. They owned orange groves and, with produce from these, she opened a fruit juice stand on Via Mizner in Palm Beach. While working at the stand, Lilly found that squeezing juice made a mess of her clothes. Seeking to camouflage the juice stains, she designed a cool shift dress without sleeves made of bright,

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The River Center continues to collaborate with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary “Flotilla 52” to provide a series of Boating Safely Classes targeted specifically to young boaters in our community. The River Center is in Burt Reynolds Park on US 1, just north of Indiantown Road in Jupiter.    

These virtual classes are provided through a generous sponsorship by the AustinBlu Foundation. The foundation is a not-for-profit dedicated to raising awareness and promoting educational programs to improve boater safety. The mission of the AustinBlu Foundation is “to make available to boaters of all ages the tools and technology which can help prevent near shore and off-shore boating accidents and to improve the chance of survival and recovery, should such

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The Stuart Boat Show will be making its way to South Florida this weekend. The Stuart Boat Show is the largest boat show on the Treasure Coast. The annual boat show has been named as one of the “Top 20 Events” in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society last year. 

The Stuart Boat Show features more than 175 local, national, and international exhibitors displaying hundreds of boats in the water and on land, as well as marine and boating accessories. Some of the boats displayed during this weekend’s show include motor yachts, center consoles, speedboats, sport fishing boats, pontoon boats, cruisers and much more. Many of the boats on display range in size from 12 feet to over 90 feet in length. Throughout the weekend there will be plenty of

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A manatee rescued in West Palm Beach is now being treated in Miami at the Miami Seaquarium.  Police officers with Riviera Beach and West Palm Beach teamed up with officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to rescue the manatee near the Manatee Lagoon.  A spokesman at Manatee Lagoon said the manatee is being treated for a severe lung infection.  The good news is she is eating regularly now.

Manatee Lagoon is one of Palm Beach County’s fun and engaging family-friendly attractions, with interactive, entertaining exhibits that tickle your curiosity about the environment of the Lake Worth Lagoon and the wonderful world of manatees. Due to COVID the family friendly attraction is temporarily closed.

FPL constructed

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Every Saturday morning, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is continuing to host their Self-Guided Beach Cleanup through the new year. Every weekend, volunteers head to the beach to participate in helping keep our local beaches and ocean clean.

The Self-Guided Beach Cleanup Program was introduced in 2020 as a new program that has been added to the calendar weekly. Volunteers who wish to participate are asked to stop by Marine Debris Sorting Station on the back deck of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach to pick up their cleanup supplies. Once supplies picked up, volunteers can make their way down to the beach to start the cleanup. When finished, bring the bag of debris back to the Sorting Station and pick up a free t-shirt as a Thank You gift

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This January, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting a list of calendar events for the whole family to enjoy. Head to the iconic lighthouse this month and join in on the fun filled events.

January Events at the Lighthouse:

Lighthouse Sunset Tour: January 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th

Wednesday evenings, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum hosts their popular Lighthouse Sunset Tour.  Climb the 105 steps to the top of the lighthouse to take in the incredible views and sunset. Visitors will also get an inside look at the Lighthouse Watchroom and even get a chance to see the light turn on and illuminate the sky. The tours last approximately an hour long and registration is required due to limited space. The cost is $25 dollars per person

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The Town of Jupiter has a rich historic timeline filled with stories. Tales of the area ranging from the ancient Indians, Tequesta Tribe, that lived here until the European discovery of the area by Ponce de Leon. The Seminole Indian War battles fought here.  Jupiter’s earliest known records date as far back as 1565.  After early settlers set up homesteads, the waterways were a huge source of transportation, as well as the new Flagler Railroad.

The town’s most identifiable landmark, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse was erected in the 1800’s. Hidden in the sandy soils near Jupiter Inlet are signs of human habitation (Native Americans) dating back at least 5,000 years. Long before Europeans arrived, prehistoric people fished the rivers and ocean, and hunted

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