December 2018

There are 143 blog entries for December 2018.

King Mackerel or “Kingfish,” as they are commonly called, is one of South Florida’s greatest sport fish. While they aren’t great for eating (although you can eat them), Kingfish are a fun favorite of anglers looking for a challenge.

Kingfish are a migratory species of mackerel of the western Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. They are an important species to both the commercial and recreational fishing industries.

Habitat: Coastal to offshore waters. Often around piers. They may occasionally be found in deep water.

Biology

  • King mackerel grow fast, up to 5 ½ feet and 100 pounds.

  • They can live more than 20 years.

  • They are able to reproduce when they reach 2 years of age.

  • There are two distinct populations,

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Would you like to see how “The Wild Man of the Loxahatchee” lived? Called “Trapper Nelson” (his actual name was Victor Nostokovich), he was a big man with even bigger strength and a legendary ability to track and capture animals of all kinds. He bought 800 acres and lived completely off the land.

Trapper Nelson’s cabin — and the area where he displayed alligators, opossums, wildcats and such to tourists — is a must-see. Ranger-guided tours of the 1930s pioneer homestead are available year-round.

The park is named for a Quaker merchant whose party was shipwrecked nearby in 1696. Rare environments such as coastal sand hills, upland lakes, and scrub forests as well as the pristine Loxahatchee River make Jonathan Dickinson State Park a unique spot to

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The more you know about Palm Beach County, the more you’ll love it. So, in that vein, here are 10 fun facts that you may not know about the Palm Beaches.

Courts And Courses

In excess of 160 golf courses and 1,000 tennis courts—both public and private—are available for club and racket-wielding locals to get their respective game on.

Plenty Of Parks

Palm Beach County operates 81 parks that offer more than 8,000 acres of land for exploration by bicycle, boat, foot or horse. Other amenities include athletic facilities, campsites and interpretive centers.

Give Me Some Sugar

Eighteen percent of the nation’s sugar is grown on 400,000 acres of cane fields, whose soil is called “black gold” because of its fertility.

Flower Power

Many of the

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Because of our wonderful year-round weather, several Major League Baseball teams do their Spring training here in the Palm Beaches, which is great for baseball lovers.

The Palm Beaches are the Spring Training location for the Astros, Cardinals, Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins. From superstars to rookies to guys just trying to make the team, Spring Training is a fan-friendly atmosphere everyone should experience at least once. Here are a few teams that do their Spring training in Palm Beach County.

Houston Astros

You can watch players on the Astros, who won the 2017 world series championship, as they prepare for the upcoming season at FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches.

FITTEAM Ballpark

The FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

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Sunset Beach Yoga will happen this Sunday on Delray Beach from 4:00pm – 5:30pm. The session will be guided (but also open to self-practice) and will last about 80 minutes. Several techniques will be practiced including Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin Asana and Pranayama practice, and the session will finish in a Savasana (meditation- laying down.)

Start times may vary slightly depending on season and sunset time.

Yoga is great for nurturing flow through the body that implements vinyasa elements and focuses on muscular & skeletal strength and balance, liberating physical tension and energetic stagnation, meditation, and conscious breathing.

Directions

  • If coming from Federal Hwy, take Linton Blvd to A1A, turn left on A1A and the beach is on your

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 The Bravo School of Performing Arts will be performing this Sunday from 2-3PM at the CityPlace square. It’s a great way to have some fun and finish up the weekend before New Year's Eve.

CityPlace

CityPlace is a dynamic and energetic shopping, dining and entertainment destination in Palm Beach County. Located in the heart of Downtown West Palm Beach, it offers an amazing collection of fashionable shops and is home to sensational restaurant and entertainment venues. The experience is one of a kind with a spectacular show fountain surrounded by an open-air plaza and Mediterranean architecture. CityPlace has it all, shopping, dining and, of course, live entertainment. It's a great place to go out on a date or to a family dinner.

Bravo School of

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Because South Florida accommodates so many out-of-towners it always has a wide variety of restaurants open over the holidays, and that includes New Year’s Eve. Here are a few great places to eat in the Palm Beaches on New Year's Eve.

The Patio At Pollo

Chef Mat Allen at The Patio At Pollo is offering a menu, cocktail and champagne specials on New Year’s Eve and the kitchen will stay open late.

  • Where: 11198 Polo Club Road, Wellington.

Mazie’s

Mazie’s in West Palm Beach is throwing a New Year’s Eve Casino Night fundraiser gala ($275 per person) from 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. There will be an open bar, champagne bar, food stations, passed bites and casino chips for blackjack, roulette and craps where you win prizes (private dinner for

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New Year’s Eve has been a time of celebration, a day for ushering in the new year, for nearly four-thousand years.

Today, most New Year’s festivities begin on December 31 (New Year’s Eve), the last day of the Gregorian calendar, and continue into the early hours of January 1 (New Year’s Day). In South Florida, as around the world, festivities include partying, handing out with friends, drinking champagne, making resolutions, and counting down as the ball drops in Time Square.

The earliest recorded festivities in honor of a new year’s arrival date back some 4,000 years to ancient Babylon. For the Babylonians, the first new moon following the vernal equinox—the day in late March with an equal amount of sunlight and darkness—heralded the start of a new

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Nicky Wood and his costars will be playing a tribute performance to American Bandstand at the Barn Theater in Stuart tonight, December 27th, Friday, December 28th, Saturday, December 29th at 8:00 PM, and Saturday, December 29th and Sunday, December 30th at 2:00 PM.

The tribute music will include the songs of Buddy Holly, Bill Haley and The Comets, The Beach Boys, Connie Francis, Chubby Checker, Neil Sedaka, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more.

The Barn Theater

The Barn Theater was created in 1969 and today is Martin County’s oldest non-profit community theatre. It is the only Community Theatre venue from Ft. Pierce to Jupiter. They present 6 main-stage productions per year, with 11 performances each. In addition, they also present several special

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Jupiter is a cross between Old Florida and the tropics, with its native landscapes and colorful reefs it’s both a great place to live and to vacation. Here are 8 fun things to do in Jupiter.

Explore The Sound

The cool weather we’re experiencing in South Florida makes it the perfect time to explore through Jupiter Sound. When the ocean temperatures cool, manatees migrate to the warmer waters of the sound. To get up close and personal with these gentle giants, opt for a motor-free water vessel rental from Jupiter Outdoor Center.

Paddle The Loxahatchee

Head to Riverbend Park, which connects to the Everglades along the Loxahatchee River, for a fun day on the water. With low-hanging branches and proximity to wildlife, you will feel like you are

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