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We're almost to the end of beach season in South Florida (although, as always, it's sure to make a quick return). Here's our guide to what you need to bring to your next day at the beach.

Let's start with the obvious: you need to bring sunscreen, flip-flops, and a beach towel. But what else can/should you bring?

Waterproof Phone Case

Ever wanted to bring your phone into the ocean to take a few selfies? Now you can with waterproof phone cases. Today the cameras build into our phones are so good there is hardly any reason to bring an underwater camera. Just buy a waterproof phone case and you're good to go!

Leave-In Hair Conditioner

Beach days can be very hard on your hair. Sun exposure alone can cause lasting damage, but add salt water and

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For the 24th year in a row, the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County (MIAPBC) is kicking off the holiday season by hosting the Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade.

From center consoles to pleasure yachts, dozens of South Florida boats will be decking their hulls in colorful lights and cruising through the intracoastal for a spectacular show of holiday spirit. The parade will be led by a Zambelli Fireworks travelling display,  will begin at the north end of Lake Worth Lagoon a 6 pm, and will travel north on the intracoastal to end with a grand finale at the Jupiter Lighthouse around 8pm, courtesy of Jetty’s, Square Grouper, and U-Tiki.

Mo and Sally from KOOL 105.5 will be aboard the Loggerhead Marina Grand Marshal Boat, and the big man

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The game offshore this weekend goes to sailfish, snappers, and gaffers. Sailfish are strong just in time for the Dust ‘Em Off Tournament, with releases in the double digits off of Palm Beach. Kite fishing with live goggle-eyes or blue runners in 100-300’ should entice a few sails. While dolphin schoolies are abundant, a few gaffers have been chasing ballyhoo and bonita strips in the 150-600’ range. Trolling with small feathers during lowlight should help you catch a few football-sized blackfin tuna, and the smaller ones can be used to catch wahoo. If you're thinking of heading to the Bahamas for the first time, read "How to Cross From Florida to the Bahamas By Boat".

Large mutton snapper have been pretty hot lately, with plenty of yellowtail action on

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 South Florida’s Palm Beach County is a slice of heaven where you can exercise outside, essentially, any time of year.  However, this time of year is almost too good to be true not to escape the gym and get outside. Nature is a perfect playground.

According to a study in the journal “Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise”, people are as much as 40 percent more likely to exercise regularly in the summer than in the winter.  Most of the heart benefiting effort comes from leg muscles and glutes.  Imagine the challenge of running beach sand.  Sounds a bit tougher than the treadmill at the gym.

 Don’t bother with old school sit-ups to work your core muscles.  Concentrate the exercise routine on stability.  Surfing, kayaking, kite surfing or standup

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Sailfish are biting from Stuart to Boca in the 150-300’ range, with a few boats releasing 10+ sails. Try kite fishing with hearty live baits like goggle-eyes or blue runners. Trolling with small feathers during lowlight should help you catch a few football-sized blackfin tuna, and the smaller ones can be used to catch wahoo, which has been hot due to this mild cold front, especially in the Bahamas. If you're thinking of heading to the Bahamas for the first time, read "How to Cross From Florida to the Bahamas By Boat".

Fair numbers of snapper have been prevalent around 100’ off of Jupiter, with a few cobia here and there as well.

The cold front has slowed snook down a bit, but mullet are still running. Live mullet or top water plugs at low-lighted

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LagoonFest spotlights one of the most scenic waterways in the Palm Beaches. With over 47  miles of unspoiled coastline to explore in Palm Beach County this is an entertaining way to learn why it is.  Slow things down on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard in the calm coastal inlets or in the intracoastal waterways. The Lake Worth Lagoon is Palm Beach County’s largest and one of the most beautiful estuaries.

Productive ecosystems, such as the Lake Worth Lagoon, are known as estuaries. These partially surrounded bodies of water are where fresh water and saltwater meet to form nutrient-rich marshes, mangroves and lagoons. Estuaries are indispensable environments for newborn species of fish, crustaceans and some birds. 

More than 65 eco-themed exhibitors

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What’s better than a golden retriever? 100 golden retrievers playing on a Jupiter beach and a golden retriever parade.

Pictured on the right are litter mates and AKC Champions "Brody", "Yeager", and "Doak", provided by Jupiter Farms resident Bryan Amadio.

If you have one (or two or three) of these flaxen furballs, it’s that time of year in Jupiter to meet distant cousins and frolic with familiar friends at the 2018 Jupiter Golden Jubilee!

The event will kick-off on November 3rd at 10 am at mile marker #27 at Jupiter’s Dog Beach for a “Blessing of the Pups” and photos. After the announcements and blessings, the pups will have a chance to socialize and play on the beach.

At 4:30 pm,  Pucci and Catana at Harbourside Place will host an auction,

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Jupiter is home to one of the few remaining dog-friendly beaches in the state of Florida, and dog moms and dads from all around frequent here to let fido play and socialize. Owner-supervised dogs are permitted to run free for the 2.5-mile stretch from beach marker #25 at Marcinski Road going north to beach marker #59 on the south end of Carlin Park.

 

Jupiter's Dog beach is located just north of Juno Pier at 2188 Marcinski Road, Jupiter, FL 33477.

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Sea turtles tell us the health of our oceans, and the oceans tell us the health of our planet. Loggerhead Marinelife Center(LMC) in Juno Beach is working diligently to conserve the health of our ocean ecosystems through public education, research, and rehabilitation with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. In 2019, they will break ground on their much needed expansion campaign, “Waves of Progress”.

Between operation of the sea turtle hospital and the Juno Beach Pier, LMC welcomes more than 450,000 guests each year. As Palm Beach County grows, LMC is preparing for the next phase in development by significantly increasing their educational capacity, doubling their hospital capacity, and significantly expanding their research

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Just days short of her 16th birthday, a Jupiter area caring young lady named Zoe Loren passed away. Her family and friends knew they lost someone very special.  The bright and generous teen had touched so many lives. To keep her memory and spirit alive the Zoe Loren ‘Make a Difference’ Foundation was established.  

The Zoe Loren Make a Difference Foundation keeps her essence alive through the good works of the foundation. Proceeds from years of 5K fun runs in Jupiter have been able to award scholarships and contribute funds to causes Zoe was zealous about.

Now in its 8th year, the Annual Zoe Loren 'Make A Difference' Foundation 5K Run/Walk will take place at Carlin Park in Jupiter, Florida on Saturday, November 10, 2018.   All proceeds from

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