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Are you looking for an innovative way in Palm Beach County to shop for farm fresh produce? Then, head down to the West Palm Beach every Saturday morning for the GreenMarket.  The GreenMarket runs until April 2021. Those interested in arriving by boat can also take advantage of the City’s free public docks. If going to the GreenMarket by boat is not an option parking is free in the Evernia/Olive garage during market hours and a flat fee of $5 in the Banyan/Olive garage before 1 p.m.

 This weekly event brings together over 90 vendors selling locally grown farm fresh food, fresh flowers, orchids, decadent baked goods, vegan offerings, coffees, teas, spices, handmade items, crafty finds, and much more.

 Some of the vendors this year at the

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The quaint seaside Town of Hobe Sound is celebrating the 20th Anniversary Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts.  The festival returns with the some of the nation's top artists and skilled craft artisans. This 2-day event is a socially distanced outdoor art show and craft marketplace.  The festival is a community event taking place on Dixie Highway from Bridge Road to Venus Street.

For the past 20 years thousands of local residents and visitors have been invited to stroll amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more.  Artists are present on site to chat and discuss their inspirations as well as the processes for each unique piece. 

Dates and Times:

Saturday, February 6th, 2021

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Delray’s popular pizza and pasta restaurant,  Elisabetta’s Ristorante, opened in Downtown West Palm Beach. Recently debuted, their inner-city waterfront location, at 185 Banyan Boulevard, is making a name for itself with the whimsical gelato cart, draping lights, retro décor and even a full-size bocce ball court.  The newest restaurant features a multi-tiered terraced outdoor dining space and spectacular Intracoastal Waterway views.

The cuisine is drawing rave reviews. Expect Italian classics made from scratch onsite. Chef /Partner Lisabet Summa said, “In order for us to replicate the things we love the most about Italian food and cooking, we had to make these things ourselves by hand... that is the thing that informs and dignifies the cuisine and

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According to a recent study by WalletHub a quaint city in Broward County, Florida was named one of the “happiest” cities in the U.S.  Smile Pembroke Pines, you are the happiest city in South Florida!  The content southwest Broward city of 170,000 residents ranked No. 21 on the 2020 list. It was the only municipality in South Florida to break the top 50. 

Broward County is located south of Palm Beach County and north of Miami-Dade County.  This is the second most populous county in Florida, with just under 1.8 million residents. With more sunny days than not, Broward County is a favorite locale by globe trotters. Offering the warm Atlantic Ocean, white sandy beaches and beautiful seaside living, it is no wonder so many people flock to the area.

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On the morning of Jan. 19, 1977, snow fell in Palm Beach County.  I remember this day clearly as if it were yesterday!  I was in sixth grade at a small private school in West Palm Beach. It was 6:15 am and we left the house to get into my mother’s car for the long ride from the north end of the county south end to school.  On this exceptionally cold morning we blew “smoke” from our mouths with delight. That kind of cold rarely happened here in South Florida.  Then the most unexpected thing occurred…flurries…flurries of snow!!! Forty years ago today it snowed in Palm Beach County! It was AMAZING!!!

The 27-degree temperature recorded at Palm Beach International Airport on the day of the snowfall is the record low for the area. The snow that day had

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In addition, the many events held weekly, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting a Student Film Contest this January. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center has partnered with the 2021 Suzanne L. Niedland Documentary Scholarship Award, for the annual Student Showcase of Films produced by the Palm Beach Film and Television Commission every year.

The documentary film contest aims to showcase the importance of water in Florida’s communities and natural areas. Students in High School and College participating must create original video content to capture their film and storytelling skills. Topics can include conservation challenges, lifestyle changes, conservation initiatives, water and ecosystems, and more. Videos must be five to 25 minutes in length and

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The first day of the Stuart Boat Show was well received and with hopes for a better weekend turnout. Day 2 of the largest boat show on Treasure Coast will open for the second day this weekend, Saturday January 16 at 10:00 a.m. The annual boat show has been named as one of the “Top 20 Events” in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society last year.

The Stuart Boat Show features more than 175 local, national, and international exhibitors exhibiting hundreds of boats in the water and on land, as well as marine and boating accessories. Some of the boats displayed during this weekend’s show include motor yachts, center consoles, speedboats, sport fishing boats, pontoon boats, cruisers and much more. Many of the boats on display range in size from 12

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The weekend is finally here, and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting a list of events that everyone can enjoy. Head over to the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center this weekend and join in on the fun.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center Events this Weekend

Public Guided Tours: Offered everyday at 12 pm and 2 pm

Visitors will learn about each sea turtle patient housed there during the tours and the Loggerhead Marinelife Staff will be there to answer all your questions about sea turtles, the ocean, the center itself, and marine life. The daily Public Guided Tours are offered twice a day due to their popularity. The tours are offered at 12 pm and 2 pm and last approximately an hour. All are welcomed to attend, and the tours cost $10

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Palm Beach County’s first tourists were the early settlers. These earliest visitors became the first residents of the area. The first permanent residents of Palm Beach County date back to 1872. They struggled to clear the dense marshland for building homes and growing crops.   

Farming was the way that most of the early homesteaders and pioneers made their living. Most people probably do not know that Palm Beach County was once the largest pineapple growing area in the continental United States (at that time Hawaii was still a territory). Pineapple growing in Florida goes back to 1860, when Benjamin Baker planted the first pineapples in the Florida Keys at Plantation Key from plants he had brought in from Cuba. By 1876, pineapple farming was

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Its that time of year again for the annual South Florida Fair. This year, the South Florida Fair is bringing everyone two fairs in 2021. The first fair which starts tomorrow January 15th through January 31st will be a mini fair and the full traditional fair will be held in May of this year.

The mini–South Florida Fair rolls into West Palm Beach this January 15th through 31st. The upcoming fair will be held outdoors and include the typical fair foods and beverages, a variety of local and tribute bands performing daily, shopping from local vendors, a giant sand sculpture, racing pigs, farm animals, rides, fair games, and much more.

Both fairs will continue to be held at the South Florida Fairgrounds. According to organizers of the fair, everyone

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