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Every Friday morning during the month of January, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting their reoccurring popular Hammock Hike. The Hammock Hike is in honor of Gopher Tortoise Day on April 10th where the center will be leading the hike through Loggerhead Park.

The Hammock Hike includes members of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center staff leading a hike through the park to explore the Gopher tortoise habitat, to learn more about tortoises and maybe even see one along the journey. The Gopher tortoises are keystone species and have a huge impact on the ecosystem they live in. Today, the Gopher tortoise population is declining due to habitat loss, morality and illness.

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is sampling and tagging the tortoises in Loggerhead

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The Palm Beach International Polo Season started this December 29th and last until mid-April 2020. Thousands of equestrians and Polo lovers flock to Palm Beach County’s Wellington every year to see some of the best Polo matches in the world.

Wellington is known as the Equestrian Capital of the world and the most popular destination for the Equestrian lifestyle. The Palm Beach International Polo Club and the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center are both located in Wellington.

Polo is one of the oldest equestrian sports and is a game played between two teams. Each team member uses a mallet to drive a wooden ball down the field to score points. The Polo Matches are played in Wellington every December 29th through the middle of April. Tickets are

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The holidays are a delightful time with lots of celebrations.  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is partnering with Palm Beach County Law Enforcementto share the message and remind the public about the dangers of drunk driving. 

This New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2019, law enforcement will participate in the high-visibility national enforcement campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”. During this time, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. Increased state and national messages about the dangers of driving impaired, coupled with enforcement and increased officers on the road, aim to drastically reduce drunk driving on our Palm Beach County roadways.

Alcohol

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The Historic Jungle Trail winds for nearly 8 miles along a sandy road through the hammock habitat of Florida's barrier island north of Vero Beach in Martin County. The trail, really a hard-sandy road, and it is on the National Register of Historic Places. 

The historically significant trail was built in the 1920’s so that South Florida citrus growers could haul their produce up and down the barrier island.  The pathway ranges from Wabasso to the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. The Historic Jungle Trail is one of the best places in the area to see the barrier island plant life and wildlife. It is located very close to the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. Pelican Island NWR has been placed on the List of Ramsar Wetlands of

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Start the new year off with a peaceful, casual stroll through a Jupiter untouched natural area known as the Delaware Scrub Natural Area. The 16-acre parcel of land, located at 47 North Delaware Boulevard in Jupiter, was acquired by the Palm Beach County and Town of Jupiter in 2005. Such uncommon natural beauty is rarely seen in developed areas. The Delaware Scrub Natural Area features a canopy composed of cypress trees over a freshwater swamp. Most of the preserve has a paved path which meets a 300-foot boardwalk.  If you so choose, there is a sandy trail through the scrub to hike.

The Jupiter park area is situated on an offshoot of the National Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River. The Jones Creek offshoot lies along the east side of the natural area. 

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Americans drink almost one billion gallons of orange juice each year. Luckily, living in Florida has its perks- fresh healthy orange juice year-round from local orange groves. Oranges have thrived in Florida due to the state’s sub-tropical temperatures, abundant rainfall, plenty of sunshine and unique, sandy soil. Florida Oranges tend to be juicier and taste and look different from other oranges because of Florida’s distinctive natural conditions. Don't know which companies are actually 100% Florida orange juice? Click here to read about a few. Florida orange juice is not like other juice- here’s why you should stop by your local fruit stand or grocery store to pick up this Floridian food staple.

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Also known as sunshine in a glass, Florida

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It should come as no surprise that America loves orange juice. Americans drink close to a billion gallons of orange juice every year and more people purchase orange juice than any other 100 percent fruit juice on the market. But do you know where your juice comes from, or why some taste fresher than others? Usually, the reason it tastes fresher is because it’s 100% Floridian, which you can read more about by clicking here. Some companies label their product “Florida Orange Juice”, while it may not even be from Florida! Here are three Florida companies who guarantee to only produce fresh orange juice 100% from Florida.

Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company

Natalie’s Orange Juice has one ingredient – fresh Florida oranges. Marygrace Sexton started

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Change up your typical routine and head over to Ghosts of Palm Beach Walking Tours, 172 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach.  Experience something different with an interesting evening of ghost tales and historical reports all while strolling along Worth Avenue. Listen to scary stories and scandalous tales while visiting haunted places.  

Some of the apparitions allegedly spotted by the Palm Beach ghost-hunters have been John F. Kennedy, Judy Garland and Michael Jackson.  If you dare participate, hear about the ghosts of Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Henry Flagler. During 90-minute Ghosts of Palm Beach walking tours, visitors learn about these and other spirits who have been sighted haunting the city. Throughout the one-mile tour the guide shares phantom tales,

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 Come nurture your body and soul with outdoor yoga. Sunset beach yoga is held at Delray Beach’s Atlantic Dunes Beach.  The intention of this gathering is to provide an opportunity to “come, slow down and connect with nature, while nurturing themselves with an invigorating physical practice that also liberates stress and tension from the body... or to simply sit on the sand and share the community energy, while enjoying nature without an agenda.” 


The next outdoor yoga class is Friday, December 20th at 4 pm. The class is taught every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, weather permitting by Wandering Heartist. The practice is led/guided by Jessica Om or other amazing and skilled local instructors.  Length of the practice is an 80-90-minute guided

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The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society teams up with Florida Power and Light for the holiday light display at the zoo. The light display is called Zoo Lights and happens every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Night during the month of December.

The new holiday tradition is for all and includes over one million eco-friendly holiday lights scattered around the Palm Beach Zoo. The holiday lights will be illuminated starting at 6 pm until 10 pm on certain nights during the week. The front entrance will feature unique themed displays of the Florida Wetlands and the Tropics of the Americas.

Zoo Lights also includes festive fun holiday activities, photos with Santa Claus, special animal encounters, Mrs. Claus’s Bake Shop and much more.

Tickets are

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