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The freedom of African Americans from slavery in the United States in 1865 is celebrated on the holiday known as “Juneteenth” on June 19. Juneteenth is made up of the words ‘June’ and ‘nineteenth,’ and it is on this day that Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Texas more than 156 years ago to inform slaves that slavery had been abolished.

June 19, 2021, is the 156 year of the abolishment of slavery and finally signed on as a federal holiday.  This comes after President Joe Biden signed Juneteenth National Independence Day Act Thursday, saying he believes it will go down as one of the greatest honors he has as president.  This enactment will undeniably bring additional awareness and will help educate people about history.

Several communities

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One of South Florida’s most popular Independence Day celebrations, the 4th on Flagler is returning to in person celebrations after last year’s celebrations were held virtually. West Palm Beach City officials announced yesterday the popular Palm Beach County event is returning and fireworks will light up the sky to celebrate Independence Day on Sunday, July 4th.

This 4th of July head down to downtown West Palm Beach for a grand firework display and the holiday celebrations. The 4th on Flagler will feature refreshments, live entertainment, the inaugural Bill Bone 5K, a patriotic salute, a car show, and a spectacular fireworks display over the intracoastal just after 9 pm to finish the night.

South Florida is not the only place that is getting ready to

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We live in a land of the free, because of the brave!  A recent survey revealed that nearly 60% of Americans did not know the true meaning of Memorial Day. Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who DIED while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday honoring ALL military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces is Veterans Day.

Unofficially, Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer season.  It is important to understand that it is also a solemn day of remembrance. For many Americans, Memorial Day is a much-needed day off to relax and enjoy their family. For combat veterans, and their military their families, this day holds great significance. Not everyone

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This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend, known to many as the unofficial start of the summer season. Memorial Day is more than that. This Monday, May 31st, Americans around the world remember and honor all of those who died while serving in the US Military.

Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of May every year. The day was originally known as Decoration Day and originated in the years following the Civil War in the mid-1860’s. It was not until 1971 after the Uniform Monday Holiday Act took effect and moved the holiday to the last Monday in May, when Memorial Day became a Federal holiday.

Memorial Day is typically observed by many Americans visiting grave sites or memorials, beach and lake visits, holding cookouts with friends and family, and

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Mother’s Day is an annual holiday that is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. The day is to celebrate and honor mothers, a tradition that dates back to the early 1900’s. The first known Mother’s Day was celebrated on May 9th 1914, when President Woodrow Wilson declared the day and asked Americans to give a public ‘thank you’ to their mothers and all mothers.

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 9th and several local restaurants in Palm Beach County are hosting a special Mother’s Day Brunch to honor all mothers. Reservations are recommended at all restaurants.

  • Elisabetta’s Ristorante: West Palm Beach
  • III Forks Prime Steakhouse: Palm Beach Gardens
  • Farmer’s Table: North Palm Beach
  • Pistache: West Palm Beach
  • Café Boulud: Palm Beach
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Apologies to all the beautiful varieties of Bulldogs in South Florida for this regal holiday was overlooked.  Yesterday, April 21 was “National Bulldog Day”.  Bulldogs, beautiful? Well, yes! French, American, or English — bulldogs portray glamour in their own special way.

They started popping up as furry companions in historical literature about five centuries ago. Today this sweet sidekick continually ranks as one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. French bulldogs currently sit fourth on the American Kennel Club’s list. Bulldogs, technically a separate breed, are fifth.

Bulldogs were bred originally to help butchers in controlling livestock. The history of bulldog’s traces back to 5th century England, to a breed called the

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From Easter Egg Hunts to religious celebrations, there is a lot of to do this Easter weekend in Palm Beach County. This Sunday, April 4th is Easter and for most the day is filled with family, candy, colorful eggs, and bright and cheerful patterns and pastels.  

Some of Palm Beach County’s popular attractions are hosting Easter events for kids and the entire family this week to celebrate the upcoming holiday.

Downtown Palm Beach Gardens Events:

Downtown’s Easter Egg Hunt: April 1st through April 4th

Come celebrate the Easter holiday with Downtown Palm Beach Gardens. The outdoor shopping center is hosting their Easter Egg hunt throughout the property. All are welcomed to participate in the hunt to find sweet surprises and treats. Be sure to

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Today, Wednesday, March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day. While St. Patrick’s Day now is associated with wearing green, parades, traditional Irish meals, green beer, and enjoying good times with friends and family. St. Patrick’s Day is widely celebrated around the world and the holiday celebrations date back to the 17th Century. 

St. Patrick’s Day is a day honored for the patron saint of Ireland and is celebrated with cultural and religious celebrations around the world. Not many know how the holiday and celebrations today came to be. Here are some interesting facts about St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick the patron Saint of Ireland was born in Britain not Ireland near the end of the 4th Century. At age 16, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and was brought to

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Dress up in your best green attire and gather your friends and head to Abacoa’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party happening this St. Paddy’s Day.

This Wednesday, March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day. A day honored for the patron saint of Ireland and is celebrated with cultural and religious celebrations around the world. The holiday has evolved into a giant celebration filled with parades, music, dancing, special foods, drinking, shamrocks, and a lot of green.

Downtown Abacoa is planning on transforming into the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Block Party this Wednesday afternoon. The fun begins at 4 pm and includes live music, authentic Irish food, entertainment, kid’s activities, food and drinks specials and much more.

The Roger Dean Stadium located

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Easter is a short time away. Easter Sunday, for most residents of the Palm Beaches, is a family day filled with lots of pastels, decorated eggs, and family feasts. Even if you are not going to an attend an Easter event or visiting far-away family members, you may still want to plan an easy, breezy Easter brunch or Easter dinner for the family.

If you are exhausted from more than a year straight of cooking for the household, it might be time to let someone else make the meal.  Consider some of these options for your Easter feast 2021.

The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille is offering a three-course meal for takeout, featuring a bone-in filet, salad, asparagus, mashed potatoes, and a flourless chocolate espresso cake (serves 4 to 6). The

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