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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Palm Beach County has taken note. Palm Beachers can raise awareness in a variety of ways. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The awareness drive offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

Wear pink and show your support of the cause by participating in the October 27, 2018 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk in West Palm Beach.  Click here for full details on the 5K Making Strides Walk. If you are unable to participate in the walk, buy pink

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Pictured: Shannon Discount & Capt. Michael O'Conner of Boatsitters

Offshore, football-sized blackfin tuna have been pretty easy to get ahold of in about 200-400’ of water. You can use small daisy chains or troll with feathers, but quite a few have been caught trolling with small-skirted bonita strips as well. We had a lot of success with neon green and white skirts this week, but colors are a game that changes by the minute, so try a few different ones and switch the rest out as you go if your target fish is tending to a particular color. Dolphin have been in the same areas as blackfin, and wahoo have been non-existent. On the first cold front that rolls through, we’ll have our local favorite Junkanoo Lures ready. Regardless of our lack of cold

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A widely-forgotten time capsule burried 42 years ago was dug up the other week by the Wellington Historical Society. The capsule was burried at the north intersection of Wellington Trace and Forest Hill Boulevard just outside of the Country Plaza's main entrance. 

A plaque near the capsule listed the date it was buried, instructions to open it “on or about the 19th day of February, 2076” and the names of the men who buried it, Alan S. Black and Herbert P. Benn, the “founders” of Country Plaza.

But many at the plaza say they had no idea it was there, and the sudden spark in curiosity resulted in digging up the capsule early.  What was inside is a reminder of the times in the 70s. 

Inside the capsule was a Playboy magazine and other

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Grouper caught on a dead sardine bottom fishing for snapper, Photo Courtesy of Reel Intense Fishing

With the mullet run being the highlight of the past couple of weeks, most fishing has been geared toward snook, large tarpon, and amberjack chasing schools through inlets, inshore, on the beach, and at the Juno Pier. Your trustiest bait is live mullet itself, which can be found during low light periods of the day away from boat traffic. If you’re looking for a little more fun in exchange for less reliability, using top water plugs creates some exciting action as snook will strike these much harder, sometimes becoming airborne exploding on the surface.

Reef anglers should be catching some kingfish and snapper this time of year, but this week has

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According to U.S. News, Florida residents can breathe easy knowing they live in the state with the best natural environment in the nation, placing number one overall for drinking water quality, urban air quality, and low pollution health risk.

The World Health Organization states that air pollution is a major environmental health risk, and by living in areas with high air quality, people can reduce the burden of disease from stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, chronic and acute respiratory diseases, and even dementia.

While the sunshine state may be best known for gorgeous beaches, oranges, and Hawaiian-shirted retirees, Florida also leads the country with lowest air and water pollutants. With the sea breeze sweeping over mostly flat terrain in

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If you like food, you'll love Palm Beach County's "Food Truck Invasions." From Classic Southern to Coastal Italian to Asian Fusion, foodies will thoroughly enjoy the unique gourmet dishes from trucks coming as far as Miami. This street food party doesn't cost anything to attend- all you pay for is your food and drinks so make sure to come hungry as there's LOTS to choose from. Here's where the trucks will be next:

Sunset Cove Amphitheatre in Boca Raton: 5 p.m. on Sept. 19th, Oct. 3rd & 17th, Nov. 7th & 21st. 

Lake Clarke Shores Town Hall Park (Between West Palm Beach and Lake Worth): 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 21st, Oct. 19th, Nov. 16th, Dec. 21st. 

Wellington Amphitheatre: 5 p.m. on Sept. 27th, Oct. 11th & 25th, Nov. 8th & 22nd & 29th, Dec. 13th &

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Yoga with Goats

Yep, it’s a thing. Downward Goats at Krazy Hearts Farm is a relaxing, outdoor yoga class held on Saturday mornings with goats on the farm- literally WITH the goats. They sometimes stand on your back. You should try it- lots of people seem to love it. See why here.

Krazy Hearts Farm is located at 16747 Fox Trail Lane, Loxahatchee. Call 561-329-2293 for more info.

Lion Country Safari

Named the “Best Wildlife Park in the Country” by USA Today, Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee is one of Palm Beach County’s most popular attractions. It’s the only drive-thru safari in the whole country and right now it’s $6 off per person through September 25th.

The park has over 1,000 animals including lions, rhinos, giraffes, zebras and

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Are you a PalmMom? If so, there's a convention just for you!

On Saturday, September 15th, the Palm Beaches convention for moms, by moms, is here to provide professional advice and support to parents overwhelmed by everyday life. 

The PalmMom Convention will host family fun activities, and showcase local experts, entrepreneurs, and passionate educators to collaborate with parents. Parents are encouraged to bring the whole family for a great day of fun, learning, and community connection.

This day long event is happening on September 15th, 2018 from 9am - 1pm at Mandel Jewish Community Center in Palm Beach Gardens, and includes on-going 30 minute workshops from professionals in related parenting fields, children’s activities, product displays,

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Did you know you can SPEND THE NIGHT at the Palm Beach Zoo??? You heard right- the Palm Beach Zoo allows you to meet their nocturnal creatures after hours for an exciting night of animal encounters, a night tour of the zoo, a pizza snack, continental breakfast, and wild activities like scavenger hunts and crafts!

This program is designed for participants ages 6 and over, and all overnight programs must be reserved in advance. The overnight adventure capacity is 60 people, with a minimum of 15 children, and they welcome scout troops, birthday parties, school groups, and yes- even adult groups.

For more information, go HERE.

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The National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach is the largest croquet facility internationally. The National Croquet Center is located at 700 Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach. It consists of four acres of lawns, croquet courts and a 19,000-square-foot clubhouse. The facility can accommodate as many as 600 players and their mallets.  The uniqueness of the sport and lovely facilities are a great option for gatherings.

The origins of croquet are a little cloudy.  A woman, known as Miss McNaughton, observed what she referred to as “peasants” in France playing a game. The was with hoops made of willow rods and mallets of broomsticks inserted into pieces of wood.  She brought the concept of the game and introduced it in Ireland.  From Ireland the

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