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Take a glance at the sky this Sunday afternoon for an incredible sight above Miami Beach. A colorful display of kites will fly high at the 23rd Annual Kitetober Fest.

This will be the largest kiting event to happen in Florida. Hundreds of different kites will go up in the air at Haulover Park from 12pm – 5pm. A 100-foot flying squid, a 30-foot flying scuba diver, a 30-foot flying Nemo fish and a 300 square foot parafoil will share the sky with an array of vibrant kites!

This free event will provide fun for the whole family! There will be demonstrations from longtime kite enthusiasts, paper kite building classes and kite-flying competitions for both adults and kids. People can make kites at the event, purchase kites or bring their own.

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Andrew “Red” Harris was a true Jupiter waterman. Whether he was hunting for fish in the Bahamas, searching for lobster under ledges or just snorkeling in the Intracoastal, Andrew’s love for the ocean was always so apparent. On June 8, 2014, our community suffered a heartbreaking loss. This promising 26-year-old was struck by a boat while snorkeling in the Jupiter Inlet.

Martha and Scott Harris want to make sure their son will never be forgotten. The Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation was founded in 2014 to honor Andrew’s memory and keep his legacy alive. This 501C3 non-profit organization puts one hundred percent of contributions into enhancing and sustaining the marine environment in Palm Beach County. The foundation is focusing on building

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Below are some family friendly Halloween events in Palm Beach County.

 

Kooky Halloween

The Town of Jupiter is hosting their annual Kooky Halloween event on October 30th. Dress up in your best costume for a night of family fun and a flashlight “Egg Haunt”! The Jupiter Community Center will be filled with fun games, bounce houses, music and prizes. This event is free, but don’t forget to BYOB (bring your own bag) to trick-or-treat a night early!

Kooky Halloween
Jupiter Community Center
Friday, October 30th
6pm – 9pm
Free
 

Pumpkin Bash

Jupiter’s newest attraction is joining in on the Halloween fun this year. Harbourside Place and Little Smiles invites the whole family to come to their first annual Pumpkin Bash! On Saturday, October 17th put your…
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The Village of Tequesta has organized a community relief effort to assist those who have been affect by Hurricane Joaquin in the Bahamas. Only 55 nautical miles away, the Bahamas is a top destination for many people in the area. Many residents have strong ties to the Bahamas and are looking for ways to help.

The southern islands of the Bahamas have an immediate need for supplies. The Village of Tequesta will be collecting supplies to send to the hardest hit areas of the Bahamas. A local Bahamian Representative has provided a list of the most needed items.

This is a great way for our community to come together to help our neighbors to the East!

Supplies Needed
-Blankets
-Baby Formula
-Baby Food
-Baby Snacks
-Diapers (all sizes)
-Bottles/Nipples

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Ahoy, matey! Pirates and mermaids are taking over downtown Boynton Beach! On Saturday, October 24th and Sunday, October 25th, the 4th annual Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest and Mermaid Splash will take place. East Ocean Avenue will turn into a pirate haven with entertainment and activities for all ages!

This two day event is free and takes place from 11am to 9pm on Saturday and 11am to 7pm on Sunday. Enjoy live music, comedians, pirate re-enactments, magic shows, stunt shows and more! There will be a bounce house, a live mermaid tank, interactive pirate ships, rock climbing and many more kid-friendly activities. But beware of the pirates! Captain Jack is known to be walking the streets of downtown Boynton Beach this weekend.

On Saturday, the

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From magnificent close-up shots of manatees swimming through the inlet to stunning wedding portraits with Florida’s natural beauty in the background, Jack Bates’ breathtaking photography invokes a sense of tranquility and allure.

Jack Bates grew up in Jupiter, Florida and appreciates everything our amazing town has to offer. A Christmas present from his parents and the beautiful scenery all around him inspired Bates to learn more about the art of photography. “Since that first camera back in 2006, I have never stopped learning and researching,” Bates says. Bates began his photography career just 3 year ago, after graduating from the University of North Florida. Based in Jupiter, FL, he has combined his love for nature, art and people to produce an

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