August 2018

There are 116 blog entries for August 2018.

Florida Atlantic University is off to an exciting start this year, which has conjured an eager following throughout Palm Beach County. The anticipated 2018 season for the promising team has student tickets sold out and locals filling entire planes to attend away games. Even those who can’t travel are flocking to sports bars to watch Lane Kiffin’s Owls play Oklahoma this Saturday. In true Palm Beach County fashion, FAU has decided to give back to the heroes in our community with the “Seats For Heroes” program.

“Seats for Heroes” is a chance to celebrate and honor members of the military as well as all first responders. Owl fans can purchase and donate $5 end zone tickets for any FAU home game. The “Seats for Heroes” tickets will be donated to active

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Stix Billiard Club in Stuart is a popular hang out spot inside the Stuart Bowling Alley, complete with pool tables, a full bar, outdoor patio with projector screen and games like Giant Jenga and Uno. 

The billiard club will be hosting an NFL tailgate party on Sunday, September 9th, when the Miami Dolphins play against the Tennessee Titans and the Jax Jags play the New York Giants. Kick-off is at 1 p.m. but Stix is getting the party started at 11 a.m. They'll be grilling out on the patio serving $2 burgers, $1 hot dogs and 50-cent bags of chips.

When the game starts, fans can get $2 Bud drafts, 50-cent wings, buy one get one half-off apps, and buy an entree, get a free beer. They'll also be doing giveaways and shot specials at half time. 

If

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Pictured: Snook Caught by Michael O'Connor

The weekend we’ve all been waiting for is finally here: the first weekend of snook season! Oh yeah, and it also happens to be Labor Day weekend. Not only do you have three full days to take home your snook-a-day bag limit, but you also have the notion of the “hard workers holiday” to validate your much-needed R&R time.

The name of the game is snook this weekend, but make sure you know the regulations and have your permit, because FWC will surely be out in full force. While the mullet run hasn’t completely caught fire yet, catch and release snook fishing has been plentiful lately, with the Palm Beach Inlet, Juno Pier, Jupiter Inlet, and Loxahatchee River churning with keepers ready to be your catch of

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The 9/11 Heroes 5K Run is an event uniting communities beyond U.S. borders, in which we remember the sacrifices of the heroes of 9/11 honoring veterans, first responders, civilians and military personnel and families of the fallen. 

The run takes place all over the world, on or near September 11th, and are organized completely by local community volunteers. The nearest run will be in Palm City on September 3rd at Cummings Library. It's a great opportunity for the community to gather and personally thank local veterans, first responders and their families in a fun, family-friendly environment.

According to their website, the run was started in 2007 by family of fallen 1st Lt. Travis Manion. It was a grassroots run in his hometown of Doylestown,

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Committed to crafting excellent beer served by exceptional people, Twisted Trunk in Palm Beach Gardens is welcoming locals to showcase their musical talent at their 25bbl brewhouse. 

On September 9th from 7 to 10 pm, the local brewery is having an acoustic open mic night where you can sing, play, or listen while you drink a Palm Beach Pilz, a Watermelon Saison, or a Rasta Stout.

Twisted Trunk Brewing is located at 2000 PGA Blvd, Suite 5506, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

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Earlier this year month we alerted you about $5,000 offered by FWC to the first diver who harvested and submitted an FWC-tagged lionfish from each individual reef location. With the end of the Lionfish Challenge swiftly approaching on Labor Day, FWC is turning up the heat by offering $5,000 cash to the NEXT person to find an FWC-tagged lionfish in Atlantic waters.

The statewide Lionfish Challenge began on Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (May 19, 2018) and runs through Labor Day (Sept. 3, 2018). FWC tagged lionfish with external dart tags at 50 randomly-selected non-disclosed artificial reef sites between the depths of 80’ and 120’.

To participate, you must complete a registration form, and find and harvest an FWC-tagged lionfish, then submit

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Every 43 seconds, someone in the U.S. dies from heart disease, stroke, or another cardiovascular disease. Every 43 seconds, someone misses out on the chance to spend another precious minute with the people they love. Every 43 seconds, a family mourns at the loss of a loved one who is now gone forever. The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are working diligently to decrease the chance of YOU losing someone you love.

In the United States, heart disease is the #1 cause of death, while stroke is the #4 cause. This includes both men and women, young and old, no matter your ethnicity. These are scary numbers, but I have great news! Not only is death from heart disease 80% preventable, but there’s a big way you can help

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The Florida DEP has recently launched a #SkipTheStraw movement to combat plastic pollution in the environment. Skip the Straw is a pledge for residents to say "no" to straws for just one week- in hopes this starts a trend and forms a habit of ditching single-use plastics.

Plastic straws are easily picked up by wind and can end up in our oceans. In fact it's in the top 5 trash items collected from our waterways every year. In most places straws aren't recyclable, and when they aren't disposed of properly they can not only endanger wildlife, but also humans as they are broken down into microplastics which travel through the food chain. Ninety percent of seabirds and 30% of sea turtles have been found to have plastic in their stomachs- and even closer

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For many Americans, living by the beach is a desirable dream where luxury meets relaxation. The coastal lifestyle is a milestone on the pursuit of happiness, and we’re lucky enough to be living in one of the best beach towns to live in the nation- Jupiter, Florida. According to data collected from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Association of REALTORS, and others, Jupiter ranked as the 11th best beachside town to live in the nation!

161 cities were compared across seven key aspects: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education, health, and quality of life. Those aspects were evaluated using 58 metrics, respectively, and each metric was rated on a 100-point scale, then weighted and calculated to produce the

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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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