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Signs of fall are coming to Palm Beach County. Although the weather is still warm and sunny, fall activities are getting ready to open.

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is preparing to return to the West Palm Beach waterfront this October for its 26th season. The popular GreenMarket is a fall centerpiece for downtown West Palm Beach.  On Saturday mornings, hundreds of people and vendors line the streets and display some of the best local produce and homemade goods.

The theme for this year’s market is “Lettuce Shop Safely” and due to the current conditions and health and safety guidelines, social distancing will be strictly enforced. The GreenMarket will start this October 3rd and run every Saturday until mid-April. Admission is free with vendor

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Traveling to and from the West Coast to South Florida is about to get easier. Palm Beach International Airport announced recently that JetBlue has plans to add a direct flight from Palm Beach International Airport to Los Angeles, California.

JetBlue announced Thursday, that they will be offering non-stop daily flights between Palm Beach and Los Angeles starting in November. The first direct flight will be beginning on November 19th and will depart LAX at 8 am PST and arrive in West Palm Beach at 3:52 pm EST. Currently the average flight time from Los Angeles to South Florida is around five hours.

The East coast to West coast flights will depart PBI at 5 pm EST and is scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles at 8:33 pm PST.

The airport has announced

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Located on one of Palm Beach Island’s most exclusive streets, The Flagler Museum is one of the most visited attraction in Palm Beach County. The grand estate, formally known as Whitehall, features more than 100,000 square feet filled with some of the most important Palm Beach history.

The famous landmark was commissioned by the American Industrialist Henry Flagler as a wedding gift to his wife Mary. Henry Flagler is known to be the founder of Standard Oil and an important person in shaping the history of Palm Beach. Flagler commissioned John Carrere and Thomas Hastings to build and design the grand estate. Hastings and Carrere were also the architects for other famous landmarks such as the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City and the New York Public

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Lion Country Safari located in western Palm Beach County is Florida’s only drive through and walk through safari as well as an amusement park in the entire state. The safari is located on more than 600 acres of land that over 1000 animals from all six continents throughout the safari’s seven different sections.

The safari was founded in 1967 and claims to be the first cage-less zoo in the United States. The safari has won numerous awards and recognitions including the 3rd Best Safari in 2009, One of the Top Ten Drive Through Safari’s, Best Outdoor Activity in Palm Beach County, Top Local Attraction of 2019, and the Certificate of Excellence in 2017 just to name a few.

Some of the notable species roaming the preserve include white rhinos, lions,

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is a popular destination for locals and visitors. The iconic red lighthouse sits on top of a midden shell mound on the northern side of the Jupiter Inlet. The location was chosen in 1853 when Congress authorized the construction of the lighthouse tower. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is located between the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse to the north and the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse to the south.  This year the Lighthouse celebrated its 160th Anniversary in July and had a huge celebration to celebrate the milestone.

The Lighthouse project was assigned and designed to George Gordon Meade, a young Army Lieutenant. The Lighthouse was one of six Florida lighthouses assigned to Meade before being completed under the supervision of

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If you are looking for something fun, safe, and socially distant to do this weekend, here is a list of just some of the fun events going on in South Florida.

Show on the Go – West Palm Beach

Head over to Currie Park in West Palm Beach this Saturday night and watch Grease in the park. The outdoor movie event is a drive-in movie featuring the 1978 classic hit. Tickets must be purchased in advanced and can be purchased online here. The gates open at 6 pm and the movie will begin at 7 pm, get your tickets before it sells out.

Visit the Power Up Exhibit

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium has the Power Up Exhibit which is a maker’s paradise filled with battlebots and drones. Visitors to the exhibit can race drones, control flight

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Living in South Florida has its many benefits and for some, boating is a popular activity that happens every day. Since 2010, the state of Florida requires that any person who wishes to operate a vessel with more than ten horsepower or more and is born after January 1st, 1988 must complete and pass a boater safety course.

The state does not have a “Boating License” but a Boater Safety Identification Card stating that the course is completed and a successful score on the end of the class exam. Florida’s Boater Identification card is valid for life and no renewal fee’s or course renewal is required. The state and course instructors ask that you review your notes and keep up with the latest boating rules and regulations.

Boating Safety Education

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Back to School shopping has begun and this weekend only, the state of Florida is having a Sales Tax Holiday for Back To School clothes and supplies.

For this weekend only, Friday, August 7th through Sunday, August 9th, qualifying items will be exempt from sales tax in the state of Florida. These items include:

  • School supplies selling for $15 dollars or less per item
  • Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories for $60 dollars or less per item
  • The first $1,000 of the sales price for personal computers and certain computer related purchases for noncommercial home or personal use.

The Back To School Sales Tax Holiday will be accepted at any store in the state that offers these supplies and will be automatically deducted at check out.

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting several Lighthouse Sunset Tours this month. The Lighthouse reopened to visitors two months ago and their event calendar features a mix of events and tours.

On Wednesday nights during the month of August, the lighthouse hosts their weekly Lighthouse Sunset Tour. Visitors climb to the top of the Jupiter Lighthouse and witness the speculator Jupiter summer sunset and views of the town.

The tour includes a sneak peak inside the Lighthouse Watchroom to see how everything works and you’ll even get a chance to watch the light turn on to light up the sky. The tours last approximately one hour and tickets are required.

Tickets cost $25 dollars per person and $20 dollars for Lighthouse members. Tickets can

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Hobe Sound, the small unincorporated area located just north of Tequesta and Jupiter in Martin County. The small area has a small-town feel and is centrally located on Florida’s Atlantic coastline. Hobe Sound is home to some of the most beautiful beaches, championship golf courses, nature spots, parks, schools, shops, and restaurants.

Hobe Sound is home to many recreational parks and the Jonathan Dickinson State Park. The State Park features many recreational activities such as camping, hiking, bike riding, walk trails, equestrian trails, boating, wildlife viewing, an observation tower and many more activities. The Loxahatchee River runs through the Jonathan Dickinson State Park. The River was Florida’s first river to earn the title for National Wild

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