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If you’ve taken a ride down the Palm Beach Lake Trail, you may have seen a charming little house with striped awnings and shingle clad sliding overlooking the Intracoastal.

Now known as Sea Gull Cottage, this is the oldest original residence found in Palm Beach.

Built by railroad developer R. R. McCormick in 1886, then known as McCormick’s cottage boasted sparkling stained glass, a magnificent mahogany staircase constructed from lumber salvaged from a local shipwreck, Georgian marble entryway floors, and a commanding third-story tower. After seeing photographs of McCormick’s gorgeous home in 1893, Henry Flagler purchased the lake-to-ocean property and home for $75,000. Considering inflation rates (not property value), that’s equivalent to…

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It should come as no surprise if you live in South Florida, but the beach is good for you! Here are a few reasons you should back up the towels and sunscreen this weekend and head to the beach.

Good for Your Skin

Ocean water differs from river water in that it has significantly higher amounts of minerals, including sodium, chloride, sulfate, magnesium, and calcium. This is why it’s highly useful for skin conditions such as psoriasis.

Good for Your Mind

Everybody knows that the sound of the sea is therapeutic. The white noise of waves breaking on the rocks relaxes our brains and stimulates the production of feel-good chemicals in our body, including serotonin and dopamine.

Sunlight is Good for Your Bones

The exposure to sunlight, as long…

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Quaker merchant Jonathan Dickinson, after whom South Florida’s beloved Jonathan Dickinson State Park is named, was on a business trip from Jamaica to Philadelphia in 1669 when on September 23rd his ship foundered and ran ashore off of what is now Jupiter Island.

From there Dickinson and his family made a grueling and perilous two-month trek to St. Augustine. During the journey Dickinson recorded much of what they encountered in his journal which in-turn became the first detailed account of the Palm Beach region, it describes, among other things, several Florida’s now vanished early Indian tribes.

Here’s a short expert from Dickinson’s thoroughly interesting journal:

After we had traveled about five miles along the deep sand, the sun being…

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Over the years, South Florida, specifically the Jupiter area, has become the mecca for pro golfers.

While Jack Nicklaus was the first to call the northern Palm Beach County area home, Tiger Woods relocating to Jupiter Island in 2010 started the "boom" that has resulted in the top golfers in the world flocking to south Florida. Today, the likes of Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, and Rickie Fowler all live in the Jupiter area, making it one of the premier golf communities in the country.

It also looks like they are about to get a new neighbor.

At his press conference on Wednesday as the host of this week's American Express tournament in La Quinta, California, Phil Mickelson mentioned that he and his wife Amy recently purchased a…

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There is a lot to see and do in Stuart. If you are looking to explore local history, here are a few places that you and your family are sure to enjoy.

The Elliott Museum

The Elliott Museum enriches the Stuart community through its wide variety of exhibits, collections, classes, and lectures, all designed to serve the interests of the people who live in and visit the Treasure Coast. The Elliott Museum is particularly great for car-enthusiast as it houses a variety of early 20th century automobiles.

Location: 825 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996

The Stuart Heritage Museum

The Stuart Heritage Museum at 161 Southwest Flagler Avenue in Stuart, Florida, is a local history museum located in a historic 2-story frame building built in 1901 by…

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Many people charge into the New Year with a laundry list of resolutions only to quickly run out of steam, peter out and, by February, resume their normal routines. Here are a few helpful tips for sticking to your New Year’s resolutions and having the best year ever!

Start Small

Make resolutions that you think you can keep. If, for example, your aim is to exercise more frequently, schedule three or four days a week at the gym instead of seven. If you would like to eat healthier, try replacing dessert with something else you enjoy, like fruit or yogurt, instead of seeing your diet as a form of punishment.

Keep It Simple

Sometimes people find themselves aiming for an overhaul of their entire lifestyle, and this is simply a recipe for…

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While most of us simply call it a “Christmas Tree,” the green thing in your living room, the one surrounded by all those pretty presents, is actually called an “Evergreen Fir.”

Evergreen Firs have traditionally been used to celebrate winter festivals (pagan and Christian) for thousands of years. People traditionally used Evergreen Fir branches to decorate their homes during the Winter solstice, as it made them think of the spring to come. The Romans used Fir Trees to decorate their temples at the festival of Saturnalia. And Christians use it as a sign of everlasting life with God.

Although history is not completely clear on the actual origin of the modern Christmas tree, Germany is generally credited with starting the tradition as we now know it…

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Like all modern holidays, Thanksgiving has changed and developed into the uniquely American tradition that we all love and enjoy so much today. There is a lot about Thanksgiving that you probably don’t know. Here are a few interesting facts to either intrigue or annoy your relatives on Turkey Day.

Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving was held in the autumn of 1621 and included 50 Pilgrims and 90 Wampanoag Indians and lasted three days. Also, did you know that turkey wasn't even served at the first Thanksgiving — and that the Pilgrims didn’t use forks because they weren’t invented yet? Impress your kids (and the in-laws!) with these crazy, yet true, fun facts about Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Leftovers Led to The Creation of TV Diners

In…

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The Skins Game is coming back! Well, sort of... 

While the old Thanksgiving tradition of the Skins Game isn't coming back to our TVs anytime soon, the event is making a comeback for at least one year, and with a twist.

"The Challenge: Japan Skins" was created by GolfTV in conjunction with the Zozo Championship, the first PGA Tour event to ever be held in Japan. Before history is made with the tournament itself, history will be made a few days before that as a skins game will be held and aired on TV for the first time since 2008.

Tiger Woods, Rory Mcllroy, Jason Day, and Japan native Hideki Matsuyama will all compete in the four-man exhibition. Each of the first six holes will be worth $10,000, while the next six holes will be worth $20,000.…

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Brooks Koepka has had one heck of a 2019 already.

The Jupiter resident won three times on the PGA Tour this past season, including the PGA Championship and the World Golf Championship - FedEx St. Jude Classic. The PGA Championship win brought his major total to four, all since 2017. He also had a few near misses at the Masters and U.S. Open, adding to his moniker of the new king of the majors. 

All his success on the course resulted in a lot of fanfare and headlines off the course as well. Brooks won the regular-season points and money title, has already been named the PGA of America Player of the Year, and will likely be named PGA Tour Player of the year as well. He was featured in the last ever ESPN the Magazine Body Issues and was on the…

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