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Last week, the West Palm Beach Mayor, Mayor James, stated that “the show must go on”. The Mayor was referring to the popular 4th on Flagler event that happens every year on the waterfront in West Palm Beach.

This year, the celebration will be celebrated a little differently. Instead of spectators lining the waterfront and Flagler Drive, spectators will be able to watch the firework spectacular from the comfort of their own homes. This year, the 4th on Flagler will be televised due to social distancing and the CDC guidelines and recommendations.

The 4th on Flagler event will not only be celebrating America’s independence but will also celebrate West Palm Beach 125th anniversary as a city. West Palm Beach became a city on July 21st, 1903.

The event

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The Florida Keys is now open to visitors starting today, June 1st.  The chain of Florida islands closed more than two months ago to minimize the spread of coronavirus and is now reopen for vacationers and visitors.

Monroe County Emergency Management had previously announced that checkpoints stopped visitors from entering the Florida Keys. During the closure, more than 18,750 cars were turned away because drivers did not provide the proper paperwork that showed they lived or worked in the Florida Keys. The announcement last month stated that hotels and other lodging establishments will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity beginning today as well.

Businesses in the Florida Keys must implement sanitation stations and follow the American Hotel and

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Starting today, shoppers across the state of Florida can avoid sales tax on certain items in preparation with the start of hurricane season. Hurricane season in Florida starts on June 1st and goes through November 30th. For a short few day you can avoid paying sales tax by putting together and gathering your preparation stockpiles to be prepared in case of a storm.

The seven-day sales tax holiday starts today, Friday May 29th and goes until Thursday, June 4th. During this time, shoppers can avoid paying sales tax on these items.

  • Reusable ice packs ($10 dollars or less)
  • Flashlights and Lanterns ($20 dollars or less)
  • Gasoline and Diesel fuel containers ($25 dollars or less)
  • Coolers ($30 dollars or less)
  • Batteries ($30 dollars or less)
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While many in-person Summer camps are available to residents of South Florida, some parents want to take extra precautions and encourage their kids to continue social distancing. Don’t worry, there are still plenty of virtual options! Here are a few that your kids are sure to enjoy.

Palm Beach County

The Armory Art Center’s Summer Art Experience 2020

West Palm Beach

  • Ages 4-17
  • Activities: drawing, painting, jewelry making, digital media and more
  • Registration: open now
  • Begins June 1
  • Cost: Fees apply
  • Contact: 561-832-1776, armoryart.org

Mad Science

Mad Science Lab, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, and Wellington

  • Ages: 6-13
  • Activities: Science, drama, chef experience, mind games, performing arts.
  • Dates June 1
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Governor DeSantis has given the green light for youth activities to reopen, including summer camps. But because the Palm Beach County School District and the City of Boca Raton have cut their summer camp options, others are expanding their offers to keep up with demand.

So far, YMCAs and other organizations have done just that. There are a number of camps in South Florida, and Palm Beach County especially, that have announced they will open this Summer with certain restrictions and rules in place to help keep your kids safe. Here are some of the camps opening this Summer in Palm Beach County.

Jupiter Outdoor Center

An adventure program designed to get kids out from behind the glow of television and computer screens and into the outdoors. Our

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum announced last week that it will begin to reopen and allow visitors to start climbing the lighthouse tower steps this Saturday, May 30th.

Guests can also start to enjoy the historic grounds, climbing the 1860’s lighthouse tower 105 steps and visit the lighthouse gift shop. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is opening in a few phases.

The reopening this Saturday is part of Phase One. The Lighthouse and Museum will have limited hours and limited days. The hours of operation are Thursday through Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm with the last grounds admission being at 3 pm.

The Lighthouse and Museum will also host two Members Only days prior to the opening. On Thursday, May 28th and Friday, May 29th the

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Governor Ron DeSantis made the announcement this morning that effective immediately, state officials will end restrictions on youth activities, which includes summer camps and youth sports in Florida.

He said while the state is lifting restrictions, local governments can make their own restrictions, if they desire.

Distance learning was initially put in place, the governor said, because it was believed children could spread the disease to others.

"I think what we've seen is that is not how it's working out now," he said. "Kids are not immune from this. Some kids have been infected and some kids have been critically ill. There have been some, not a lot, in the United States that have died."

DeSantis also reiterated that no one under the age

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This upcoming Monday is Memorial Day, the unofficial start to the summer season. Memorial Day is an American Holiday observed on the last Monday of the month of May.

Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving in the US Military. The day was originally known as Decoration Day and originated in the years following the Civil War in the mid-1860’s. It wasn’t until 1971 when Memorial Day became an official federal holiday.

The day is usually celebrated by many Americans by visiting grave sites or memorials, holding cookouts with friends and family, lake and beach visits and parades. This year is a little different however, many Memorial Day events across the country have been canceled due to social distancing

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As a parent, you are probably in no rush to send your kids to camp. The Palm Beaches are still maintaining responsible social distancing procedures and everyone is doing their best to be extra careful. However, in the coming weeks, as things continue to improve, and we finally return to normalcy, parents will want to know which Summer camps are open and making arrangments to keep your kids safe.

Here are some of the Summer camps you can consider sending your kids starting sometime later this Summer. You can contact individual camps for more information. 

Jupiter Outdoor Center

An adventure program designed to get kids out from behind the glow of television and computer screens and into the outdoors. Our different camps and youth programs

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Rapids Water Park, one of Palm Beach County’s most popular attraction is opening for the Spring and Summer season this weekend. Rapids Water Park is the largest water park in all of South Florida with more than 30 acres of waterslides, pools, splash zones, and much more. Last year, the park celebrated its 40th Anniversary.

The water park is divided into three sections: Thrill Rides, Kid’s Zone and Family Zones. The Thrill Ride section features some of the biggest waterslides in the park with big twists and turns, 45-degree angle drops and two 70-foot-high enclosed flume water slides. The Family Zone features six water slides that can hold up to six people in each. The Kid’s Zone features the wettest area of the whole park and features splash zones, kid’s

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