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The fall season is here and what better way to celebrate and embrace the cooler temperatures is by picking out pumpkins at local pumpkin patches. Going to get pumpkins is a favorite fall activity to do here in South Florida and around the country.

This Saturday, October 3rd, the popular West Palm Beach pumpkin patch, Mr. Jack O’Lanterns Pumpkin Patch is reopening for the fall and Halloween season.

Come and look through thousands of bright orange pumpkins and find the perfect one for your fall décor or to carve.  In addition to the rows of pumpkins, Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkin Patch offers premium pumpkins, corn, games and activities, pumpkin decorating kits, pumpkin carving kits, and Halloween attractions.

Pumpkins are available at their West

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Jupiter is ranked as one of the country’s most pleasant and livable coastal cities. Jupiter was incorporated in 1925 as a city in Northern Palm Beach County and is part of the northern Miami metropolitan area.

Jupiter lies between Lake Okeechobee to the west and the tropical Bahamas to the east and is full of beautiful beaches, great schools, award winning restaurants, cultural and natural attractions and much more.

There are plenty of activities to do in Jupiter, here is a list of just some of the fun things to do or explore in Jupiter.

Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum and Park

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Dupuis Nature Center

Carlin Park

Dubois Park

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Jupiter Dog Beach

Riverbend Park

Busch Wildlife

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Located within five miles north of Jupiter in Martin County is the Jonathan Dickinson State Park. The Florida State Park sits between Tequesta and Hobe Sound. The state park is named after a Quaker merchant named Jonathan Dickinson who wreaked his boat off the coast in 1696.

During the second World War, the area served as an Army base and home to Camp Murphy. The barracks are still visible throughout the park today. Following the war, the land was transferred back to the state in 1947 to be used as a state park.  The Jonathan Dickinson State Park officially opened to the public in 1950.

Today, the park is home to a variety of natural habitats, river swamps, wildlife, hiking and biking trails, mangroves, guided tours of Trapper Nelson’s 1930s pioneer

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Today, September 22nd is the first official day of Fall. The Autumnal Equinox or also called the September Equinox or Fall Equinox arrives today when Fall begins in the Northern Hemisphere and Spring begins in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Fall Equinox official begins today, September 22nd at 9:31 am, the equinox occurs at the same moment worldwide.  The Autumnal Equinox is the astronomical start of the fall season. The word equinox comes from the Latin word aequus meaning “equal” and nox meaning “night”. On this day, day and night are roughly equal in length but starting tomorrow the night will be longer than the day.

After the Autumnal Equinox, the sun begins to rise later, and the sun begins to set earlier. This will end with the December Solstice

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center hosts its recurring Public Guided Tours twice a day this fall. The tours are offered seven days a week and gives visitors an up-close opportunity to visit the sea turtles housed at the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center.

The Public Guided Tours are open to the public and all are welcomed to attend. Due to limited capacity, reservations are strongly suggested to reserve your spot.  The tours last approximately an hour and are offered at 12 pm and 2 pm daily.

The tours are led by the educational staff and experts of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center and will be there to answer all of your questions about marine life and sea turtles.

The tours cost $10 dollars per adults and $5 dollars for children under 8

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Every Saturday morning, volunteers head to the beach and participate in the Self-Guided Beach Clean Up hosted by the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. The Self-Guided Beach Clean-Up is a new program this year and has been added to their weekly calendar on Saturday mornings.

Head to the beach tomorrow morning and stop by the Marine Debris Sorting Station on the back deck of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center to pick up the beach up supplies. Once the supplies are picked up, volunteers can make their way down to the beach and help keep our beaches clean and the sea turtles safe. When finished, bring your bag back to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center Sorting Station and receive a free t-shirt for helping.

The Self-Guided Beach Cleanup is every Saturday

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach offers a unique program that allows you to Adopt a Sea Turtle. The program helps benefit the continuous care and treatment for the sick, endangered, and injured sea turtles.

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a non-profit sea turtle research, rehabilitation center and sea turtle hospital whose mission is aimed to protect the ocean and all that live in it. The Marinelife Center provides treatment and care for endangered and injured sea turtles before being released into the ocean.

The Adopt a Sea Turtle program offers six packages to choose from: the Basic Adoption Package, Fletch Adoption Package, Enhanced Adoption Package, Premium Adoption Package, Deluxe Adoption Package and the Adopt a Nest Package.

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Space X is expected to launch today from the Space Coast. Space X is set to launch a Falcoln 9 rocket on Thursday, September 17th at 2:17 pm from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The Space X launch will be the 13th batch of Starlink Communication satellites atop its Falcon 9 rocket. Upon success of this mission, Space X will have close to 800 Starlink Communication satellites in the low-Earth orbit. This is a significant step as the aerospace company aims to begin public beta testing in North America for internet constellation later this year.

The ultimate goal of the mission is to have thousands of Starlinks providing internet connection to those living in rural and underserved communities around the world. This will also help

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Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting their popular Twilight Yoga at the Light. Every Monday night throughout the month of September, head to the iconic red lighthouse for a Yoga class.

The outdoor Yoga classis held on the Lighthouse Deck at sunset every Monday night. All levels of Yoga are welcomed and encouraged to attend. The class size is limited, and registration is required online to reserve your spot.

The class is taught by yoga instructor Mary Veal. If you plan on attending, you are asked to bring your own yoga mat and water bottle, and all those who attend must wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines. The Yoga class lasts approximately an hour.

Twilight Yoga at the Light September Schedule:

Monday, September

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Amazon is coming to the Gardens Mall. Beginning today, September 16th, Amazon customers can buy toys, books, kitchen gadgets, electronics and more at their new 4-Star store.

The giant online store is set to open its doors in the Gardens Mall for its first general merchandise store in Florida at 11 am. The store is located on the first floor near Nordstrom’s of the popular Palm Beach Gardens mall.

The new 4,500 square foot Amazon store will carry everything that received a 4-star rating or greater on their website. Products include everything from electronics, games, books, toys, home goods, kitchen items and much more. The store will also carry and serve as a platform for Amazon’s own tech devices including smart home devices such as Alexa and the

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