Boca Raton is the southern most city in Palm Beach County with approximately 200,000 residents.  It is also home to the main campus of Florida Atlantic University and the corporate headquarters of Office Depot and ADT. It is home to the Evert Tennis Academy, owned by professional tennis player Chris Evert. Town Center Mall, an upscale shopping center in West Boca Raton, is the largest indoor mall in Palm Beach County. Another major attraction to the area is Boca Raton's downtown, known as Mizner Park and home of the 2016 Sunshine Music Festival. 

The Tedeschi Trucks Band’s annual Sunshine Music Festival will return to the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton on Jan. 17, 2016 with an eclectic lineup that includes the Indigo Girls, Trombone Shorty…

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Ocean Royal is one of Juno Beach, Florida’s premiere luxury oceanfront condominiums located in Northern Palm Beach County.  Its Mediterranean style residences on oceanfront beaches make it an ideal situation for elegant, yet relaxed living. Ocean Royal offers two buildings, each twelve stories tall, and each building contains sixty lavish oceanfront condominium units. A number of the private ocean view residences afford east and west exposures to the homeowner.  Some of the amenities of the gated towers include a private 30 seat movie theatre, state of art fitness center with sauna and Har-Tru tennis courts, library, card room, billiard room and 24 hour security.  Residents of Ocean Royale enjoy private beach cabanas with summer kitchens, sundrenched…

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The sunshine state has always been known for its soft sandy beaches, crystal clear, warm ocean water and tropical, laid back lifestyle. It has also been synonymous with lavish vacations that will break the bank. BUT this year, Florida has been included in Oyster’s list of the “11 Most Budget Friendly Beach Destinations in the U.S.” 

Pensacola has taken the top spot on this budget friendly list. Some of the other destinations included Puerto Rico, Cannon Beach, Oregon, Virginia Beach, Cape May, New Jersey, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Palm Beach County’s own Delray Beach came in at ninth on the list of “most budget friendly beach destinations in the U.S.”

Its no wonder Delray Beach makes a name for itself on top vacation destination lists.…

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Photo Credit David Abernathy.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park just north of Jupiter, in Hobe Sound, is a natural wildlife park worthy of exploring with the entire family.  The park offers two full facility campgrounds and a youth/group simple campground.  The park itself rests several miles off the coastal shores of South Florida.  Almost 11,500 acres of land and Loxahatchee River host thirteen ecological communities from swamps to pine flatwoods, a “biological community so rare it is designated “globally imperiled”.

The park offers incredible views from a 124-foot observation tower overlooking the forest, the Intracoastal Waterway and the sparkling blue Atlantic Ocean. 

Running through the park is the Loxahatchee River.  Loxahatchee means…

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Photo courtesy of visitpalmbeach.com.

Parasailing in the Palm Beaches will take your breathe away! The views from the arial vantage point will change your perspective on things.

Parasailing is a recreational sporting activity like no other!  Here in South Florida, a special parachute glides a rider, in its harness, up and through the air while being towed behind a power boat over the Atlantic Ocean.  The rider is then gently lowered down after completion of the parasail adventure.  

As you have heard before, “ it is not the amount of breathes you take, it is the moments that take your breath away”!  Let parasailing in the Palm Beaches take your breath away!  

While parasailing over the sparkling, blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll…

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The Palm Beach Opera season will begin mid-January and end in early April on Mainstage Opera at the Kravis Center, West Palm Beach.  Opening night, January 22, 2016, at the Opera: "Carmen!"

Opening night is promised to be a VIP experience for all in attendance.  Enjoy pre-performance cocktails and tapas.  Then enjoy the world class opening performance of Bizet's "Carmen!" Post performance wraps with a mix and mingle with ensemble while enjoying a decadent dessert buffet.

On the calendar for the 2016 season, is "Goyescas" by Enrique Granados.  This is part of the series, "One Opera in One Hour".  "Goyescas" tells the lively story of the Spanish painter Francisco Goya and a torrid romance and the dangers of Madrid in the 1800's. Other opera…

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The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium  and Bricks 4 Kidz would like to make youth camps, interesting classes and other fun events  readily available to the northern Palm Beach County Area.  The proposed new center will be in the Town of Jupiter’s Abacoa Community.

The West Palm Beach based not for profit has leased 2,000 square feet in Abacoa’s retail and restaurant expanse formally known as Abacoa Town Center.  The newly renovated downtown is a family friendly and date appropriate venue.  The relaxed atmosphere is perfect for place to unwind or somewhere to relax with the family, there is something for everyone.

South Florida Science Center plans to open the “S.T.E.M. Studio” later…

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It is that time of year again and the one of the most celebrated art festivals is coming to Delray Beach January 23rd and 24th. The 27th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts has always found itself on the list of “Best Art Affairs in the U.S.” by Sunshine Artist Magazine. The festival is known for its incredible variety and broad spectrum of art it showcases. What makes the festival even more incredible is the crystal blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean always in view from the art walk. 

The Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts brings together the most beloved artists with the most “buzz-worthy” names on the contemporary arts scene all in one intimate setting. This January, the festival will be celebrating its 27th year on the arts…

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NOAA Fisheries Announces New Regulations for Dolphin, Wahoo and Snapper Grouper. Bottom line, you need to leave skin on your fillets when bringing fish back to Florida from the Bahamas.  The final rule implementing Amendment 7 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Dolphin Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic and Amendment 33 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Dolphin, Wahoo Amendment 7 and Snapper-Grouper Amendment 33) published on December 28, 2015 (80 FR 80686). Regulations will be effective on January 27, 2016.

The fishery management measures in Dolphin, Wahoo Amendment 7 and Snapper-Grouper Amendment 33 address dolphin, wahoo, and snapper-grouper species lawfully harvested by recreational…

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A new, healthy, fast, casual food chain called Freshii is coming to the Jupiter area.  A local chef and former "Food Network" contestant, Josh Lyons, will open the franchise. 

The ultra-healthy Toronto-based fast food chain has about 200 locations, but the only other store in South Florida is located in Miami. Today, there are Freshii locations in over 75+ cities and 15 countries worldwide.

Everything you take from the store biodegrades naturally to the earth or is easily recyclable. They will shake  your meal in a biodegradable bag and produce 5 to 7 times less of a carbon footprint than running even the most energy efficient dishwasher.  Most of Freshii packaging is made from eco-friendly vegetable starches. Amazingly, it biodegrades quickly,…

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