May 2014

There are 19 blog entries for May 2014.

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South Florida is fortunate to have a number of farmers’ markets. Depending on the season, you can find locally grown produce.  Ask the farmer if the produce is certified organic or when it was picked?  Farmers who pick in the late afternoon ensure the most nutrient dense and tastiest produce.

The Weston Farmer's Market comes to St. Paul Lutheran Church and Preschool (580 Indian Trace) from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 17.

This is the last one of the season before the summer break. The event will also feature one-hour yoga sessions, with one for youths at 10:30 a.m. and another at 11:30 a.m. The market will feature organic and fresh produce, coffee, natural beauty and bath products and more.

If you would like more information on the real estate market in

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Hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through November 30.  As we head into Hurricane Season 2014, Waterfront Properties and Club Communities encourage residents and businesses to be prepared in the event of hurricanes. The last nine years have been very kind to us, but one storm can remind us of the strength of Mother Nature.  

Preparedness is everyone’s responsibility. Every resident should have an evacuation plan and be able to secure their homes. Know if you live in an evacuation area.  Assess your risks and know your home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind. Understand National Weather Service forecast products and especially the meaning of NWS watches and warnings. 
 
Palm Beach County has a community notification system to alert its

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Mark your calendars – All Aboard Florida is the scheduled topic for a meeting on May 27 at 7:00pm at the Tequesta Baptist Church, on Tequesta Drive.   The meeting is open to the public.  Officials have asked state leaders for help to reduce All Aboard Florida’s impact.  A meeting on this topic was discussed in Jupiter back in April.

Tequesta Mayor, Abby Brennan, Kim Delany, Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council strategic development coordinator and Representative Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter are scheduled to be present for this meeting.  The panel is will discuss the privately funded $1.5 billion high-speed passenger-freight train scheduled to run in 2016 between Orlando and Miami.

All Aboard Florida wants to run 32 additional high-speed trains through our

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Paddling enthusiasts, and others, in Jupiter will soon have a hi-tech way to navigate their waterway routes. The Jupiter Waterway Trail Mobile Guide is a downloadable app available for the iPhone that allows a user to find and map trails along Jupiter’s 39 miles of waterways, share favorite routes, find points of interest and learn about businesses offering ecotourism services.

The app is free to download, and offers ecotourism-focused businesses an opportunity to advertise within the app. Look for it in the App Store this summer and enjoy Jupiter’s beautiful Waterway Trail!

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Join this pre-Mother’s Day event designed to get all the women out on the beach and into the water. 

Make waves at the “Share the Stoke Foundation’s Ladies Yoga, Surf and SUP” event on Saturday, May 10 from 9:00am to 1p.m.  Join the group at Beach Walkway #60 on Jupiter Beach. 

Start your morning off with an all levels yoga class, followed by surf and stand up paddleboard (SUP) lessons.  All SUP equipment and instructors provided by Blueline Surf and Paddle in Jupiter Inlet Village.

Share the Stoke Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization building positive surf communities. They are dedicated to donating surfboards to kids and teenagers in need in an effort to keep them off the street.  The organization states, “Around the world coastal

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Get your paddles, canoes, kayaks and standup paddleboards ready for the 12th annual “Great Loxahatchee River Race" on Saturday, May 17th, at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 16450 S.E. Federal Highway in Hobe Sound. The weather is perfect in our area with warm sunshine and gentle breezes why not try something different?

The Loxahatchee River offers paddling enthusiasts 8.5 miles of waterway that varies greatly.  The federally designated “wild and scenic” river offers miles of beaches, rivers, lagoons and waterways to explore.  The upper portion of the northwest fork flows through Jonathan Dickenson State Park. This portion of the fork in the river flows from Riverbend Park all the way to the Boy Scout Camp.
 
The name “Loxahatchee River” in the Seminole

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For the second straight year, the boat of "Bull Run" won the Winner's Circle Charities Fishing Invitational. 

Held from April 30th through May 3rd at Old Bahama Bay Resort , the boats had three days to catch Tuna, Dolphin, and Wahoo that weighed at least 10 pounds. The largest from each category was counted and weighed with the grand total of all three being the determinant of which boat won the event.

Tom Smith and Bull Run won with a grand total weigh-in of 87.8 pounds. The Tuna weighed in at 40.4 pounds, Dolphin at 35.4 pounds, and Wahoo at 12 pounds to equal the grand total of 87.8 pounds. Coming in second place with a total weigh in of 87.7 pounds was Johnny Gray and the boat of "Dream Chaser", while Mike Viola and "Pandemonium" came in third

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For many local golfers, Friday's US Open Qualifying event at Admirals Cove signified the beggining of their life long dream of being able to compete in our golf National Championship. For five lucky golfers, the dream is now one step closer to a reality.

As it has for many years, the East Course at Admirals hosted the first Local Qualifier for the US Open, officially kicking off qualifying season. Over the next several weeks, thousands of golfers from all over the world will compete in local qualifiers in the hopes of advancing to sectional qualifiers. From there the lucky few that continue to advance will earn spots in the 2014 U.S. Open held at Pinehurst Number 2 in North Carolina.

Adam Long and Paul Scaletta of Jupiter, Bobby Collins and Richard

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The April 2014 issue of Jupiter Inlet Magazine polled the readers for a “2014 Best of the Area…Outdoors”

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     BEST PLACE TO TAKE A DATE for LIVE MUSIC:

            GUANABANA’S/SQUARE GROUPER TIKI BARS
     
    BEST PLACE TO HIKE:

            JONATHON DICKINSON STATE PARK

    BEST  BEACH:

               HOBE SOUND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE (north end of Jupiter Island)

    BEST PADDLING:

                LOXAHATCHEE RIVER

    BEST SURF BREAK:

                JUNO PIER

    BEST SNORKELING:

             CARLIN PARK

    BEST BOATING:

        INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY
 
    BEST BIRD WATCHING:

            JONATHON DICKINSON STATE PARK
       
      BEST BIKE RIDE:

           

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