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The City of West Palm Beach announced recently that a new series has been launched. The entertainment series will feature weekly drive-in movies called the “Show On The Go”.  The city will be showing movies at both Currie Park and Dreher Park throughout the month of August.

The city of West Palm Beach is working hard to develop and plan for new ideas and concepts to keep everyone entertainment and keep everyone’s health and safety in mind.

August 2020 “Show On The Go” Movie Schedule:

Saturday, August 8th: Despicable Me 3 (PG) – Dreher Park

Saturday, August 15th: Grease (PG) – Currie Park

Saturday, August 22nd: Sonic the Hedge (PG) – Dreher Park

Saturday, August 29th: 50 First Dates (PG-13) – Currie Park

More dates and movies will be

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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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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is open and ready for visitors. Every Monday throughout the month of August, the Lighthouse is hosting their Twilight Yoga at the Light series.

Twilight Yoga at the Light is an outdoor yoga class held at the Lighthouse Deck at sunset every Monday night. All levels of Yoga are welcomed, and all are encouraged to attend. The class is limited to 20 people and registration is required online prior to the class.

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 class will begin at 7 pm and last approximately an hour. The class will meet 10

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This summer, South Floridians are deciding to spend their summer vacations in their own county. With more attractions and things to do opening daily in South Florida, what better way to spend your summer vacation in Palm Beach County. The county is home to many top attractions and luxurious beachfront resorts with award-winning spas, great amenities, world class dining and giant pools to name a few. This summer use your vacation time and take a staycation at one of Palm Beach County’s local hotels and visit one of the county’s top attractions.

Besides the convenience of not having to travel far to enjoy the sun and the sand, there is also many benefits to staying local.

Benefits of a Staycation:

1. Save money on things like air travel, pet, or

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Palm Beach Gardens is a city in northern Palm Beach County that is home to roughly 56,300 residents and is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area. The city has a total area of 55,000 square miles and roughly two tenths of a mile features water.

Prior to becoming a city in 1969, Palm Beach Gardens was primarily cattle ranches and pine forests with swamp lands to the west. In 1959, the land was purchased by John D. MacArthur and he announced his plan to develop 4,000 acres and build homes for 55,000 people. MacArthur choose the name Palm Beach Gardens after his initial request for Palm Beach City was denied by the Florida Legislature because of the similarity of the nearby town of Palm Beach.  The city was incorporated on June 20th, 1959 and it

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For the past several years, Martin County officials have been trying to improve the main corridor of Palm City. Now, the project is finally moving forward and hopes to help small businesses.

Palm City is looking to complete a new streetscape project that has been in the making for the past 15 years. The new streetscape hopes to beautify the area and many local businesses are excited about the change.

Construction cones have already been spotted along the Mapp Road for the Town Center Project. Construction started in May and the project hopes to transform the street to create a downtown feel that attracts more businesses and brings more people to the area.

The project will stretch down both sides of Mapp Road from Martin Downs Boulevard to Martin

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The Martin County School District Board has voted to stay with their original school calendar for the upcoming school year.  Some school board members wanted to push back the start of the school year to August 25th but negotiations with the teacher’s union and the Martin County Education Association were not successful.

Students in Martin County School District will be heading to the classroom for in-person learning on Tuesday, August 11th. Teachers are scheduled to head back to the classroom on Monday, August 3rd.

Parents of students in the Martin County School District have the option to send their children to school for traditional learning or remote learning via live stream. Whichever option they chose will be heading back to school on August

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It looks like a dream come true, an area with breathtaking ocean or waterway views and authentic small-town friendliness. This utopia exists in Tequesta, Florida. The Village of Tequesta is a boater’s delight!  Tequesta is known for its picturesque and relaxing lifestyle on the water just north of Jupiter.  Across the scenic Jupiter Inlet and alongside the graceful Loxahatchee River is the quaint Village of Tequesta.  This is where people have flocked to quietly raise their families or retire and enjoy life peacefully along the waterways.

You may find the name of the little village interesting.  Tequesta received its namesake from a Native American tribe known as Tequesta. They occupied an area along the southeastern coast of Florida.  They had

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