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Stuart Florida Courage Challenge Mud Run 2014 is scheduled for September 27, 2014 at Halpatiokee Park, 8303 Lost River Road, Stuart.  There have been two mud run events in the past and one event planned for the future.  Enjoy music, DJ, food vendors, and rinse stations for the post party ceremony excitement.

You may ask what the allure of a mud run is.  A mud run is a mix of physical military style exertion with a mix of whimsical fun.  It is perfect for anyone who is looking to try something, but has been avoiding it for years.  It is also a great place to do something fun, for a good cause, because you are not getting any younger, and you are still a kid at heart!

Join the “courage challenge”, get down, and dirty with over 25 obstacles and 6+ miles…

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Ballet Palm Beach  celebrates its 14th season with highlighting classical and inventive works.  On the performance calendar for the upcoming season are Giselle, The Nutcracker, Simple Symphony and Other Works, and Wonderland.

In 2001, Collen Smith began  Ballet Palm Beach under the name Florida Classical Ballet.  They performed only one ballet a year, The Nutcracker.  Thrilling developments and invaluable staff members have given way to positive changes.  Ballet Palm Beach is now comprised of fifteen dancers: six trainees and nine professionals.

Ballet Palm Beach will kick off the pre-season with a flash mob style ballet.  Led by Artistic Director Collen Smith, the “flash ballet is a way to bring the art of ballet to the people of our community in…

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Steve Winwood roll through Palm Beach County making a pit stop at Cruzan Amphitheatre Saturday evening, September 20, 2014 at 7:30pm.  This North American tour will include performances off their new studio album “Hypnotic Eye” which was released in July.

Rolling Stone magazine described the new album as “maximum rock and roll” and “a decisive return to the concise Sixties-rock classicism of his first great New Wave era albums.”  The former North Florida boy, (he has lived in California for the last 40 years) admitted in a cheerful gritty drawl “I’m not as angry as people think.” He smiled and said “I’m in the probably in the most pleasant period of my life.”  The reason may be the recently released album may be…

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Visit the largest home improvement, design and remodeling show in Florida this weekend September 19 – 21, 2014 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center., 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.  Get inspired for any home improvement tasks that you may have in mind at this show.  Hundreds of experts will be on hand to share ideas and examples of décor and outdoor spaces.  Remodeling windows, doors, or paint?  Shop and compare the latest options all under one roof.

Home remodeling is always something of interest for homeowners.   Money well spent on kitchens, bathrooms, expanding living spaces and energy efficient products generally are recouped in home value increases.  Consult qualified professionals for advice before embarking on any major…

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Some of the pictures are still in existence; Salhaven Village’s official opening was in December of 1956.  According to the Time Magazine article, date December 17, 1956 “a band played and an American Legion color guard attended the flag-raising event held in the newly paved Betsey Boss Plaza.”  The Betsy Ross Plaza does not exist anymore, and Jonathan’s Landing and Jupiter Medical Center stand in its place.

The 634-acre concept was unique.  Residents of this tropical community would be union retirees living on union pensions and social security.  The planned community would have an outpatient clinic and a convalescence building (located where Jupiter Medical Center is currently located).  Named after Sal B. Hoffman, the President of the Upholsters…

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A day late, actually, many years too late, but back in 1821 land in Jupiter was sold for just $1.00 an acre!     The same year, in which the great land of Florida became a formal state of the colonies, a landowner named Don Eusebio Gomez considered releasing acreage he owned.   In 1815, the King and Queen of Spain awarded him 12,000 acres in an area surrounding the Indian and Loxahatchee Rivers as well as a barrier island between the Jupiter Inlet and the St. Lucie Inlet.   The name given to this area was a word for the Roman mythology god “Jobe”.

The land was given to Gomez for his “services to the crown”.   He was a merchant/shipper and a defender of St. Augustine.  When Florida became a U.S. territory all of the Spanish Land Grants, and this was…

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Living at or near the beach has actual health benefits resulting from being near the sea. The ocean covers 71% of the earth’s surface and holds 97% of the earth’s water; it plays an important role in all of our lives.  The ocean water and sea air is good for the body and the soul.  Did you ever wonder why you sleep so well after a day at the beach?  Here in South Florida we have miles of beautiful white sandy beaches to choose from like the beaches in the “Sailfish Capital of the World” Town of Stuart, “Friendly Seaside Jewel” Town of Jupiter, “World Renowned” Town of Palm Beach, or the “International Playground” Town of South Beach/Miami.

The sea air provides wonderful benefits.  When waves break on the shoreline, air particles break apart releasing…

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Many people dream of living on the water – to be on it, near it, or at least have access to it.  Living in South Florida, the possibilities seem endless.  Water is everywhere.   Here we have the ocean, rivers, Intracoastal waterways, canals, lakes, ponds, marinas, and more.  Homes with deeded dock space let owners keep their water toys nearby.  The prices vary as much as the hues in blues of the tranquil water

Location and price may be the determining factor on which body of water your dream home may be located on. A home on the water is attainable. The demand for homes with docks has steadily increased partly with the increase in the sales of boats year over year growth of 5% to 7% since 2010.  New and used boat sales in the U.S. reached $36.7…

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Around town many cultural arts organizations, programs and amenities are offered. Arts and culture play an important role in improving lives of people.  It is that social impact that leads to an economic impact on society.  It mobilizes communities and turns neighborhoods into places of interest.

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is Florida’s largest professional award winning regional theatre offering Broadway caliber productions and events.  The 2014-15 season promises a fantastic lineup of family entertainment, blockbuster musicals, comedies and dramas.  Visit www.MaltzJupiterTheatre.org for the online box office.

Norton Museum of Art will reopen September 23 after reinstallations.  Three wonderful exhibitions will be featured.  “PLAY!”  features the…

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