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The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center is anticipating 12 straight weeks of top equestrian competition beginning in January 2019. A competition sanctioned by the Fédération Equestre International (FEI), the highest level of jumping competitions in the sport, the Winter Equestrian Festival will run from January 9th through March 31st alongside top-rated hunter and equitation competition for many of the best riders in the world.

The Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) also brings a local favorite to Wellington and Palm Beach County residents with Saturday Night Lights evenings, which are free and open to the public. A family-friendly event, activities include face painting, entertainment, carousel rides, and the highlight competition of the week-

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South Florida is a patriotic community full of United States veterans and supporters. Below are some parades and ceremonies throughout the area.








Sunday, November 4th, 2018

West Palm Beach

                Palm Beach County Veterans Day Parade | 2 PM

                Clematis Street

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

Lake Worth

                Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony | 11 AM – 12:30 PM

               414 Lake Ave, Lake Worth

Palm Beach Gardens

                Veterans Day Ceremony & Concert | 9 AM

               Veterans Plaza Amphitheatre

               10500 N Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Boca Raton

                Boca Raton Veterans Day

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According to Pew Research Center, voters are more enthusiastic about voting this year than in any other midterm election in over 20 years. Still, millions of Americans will not exercise their right to vote today.  Today is the day to get out and make your opinion heard!

 

 

 

 

 

If you live in Palm Beach County, go here to find out where to vote: https://www.pbcelections.org/precinctfinder.aspx

If you live in Martin County, go here to find out where to vote: https://www.martinvotes.com/precinctfinder.aspx

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The bite was scarce last weekend, but it seems to have been picking up this week due to the full moon. A few wahoo are starting to show up from the full moon and mild cold front, especially closer to the Bahamas. Around here, 150-400’ is where wahoo have hooked up along with blackfin tuna. Troll with small feathers during lowlight for tuna, and use the small ones to catch wahoo. Another option is to pick up a local favorite Junkanoo Lure and high speed troll in a zig-zag pattern. Sailfish are also coming out of the woodwork, and kite fishing with hearty live baits like goggle-eyes or blue runners is your best bet.

Kingfish and large mutton snapper have been eating sardines near 120 – 200’, and yellowtail snapper has been showing up in strong

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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 encourage others in Palm Beach County to live a healthier life and support medical research and education at the same time- join the Heart Walk!

On November 17th, 2018, The American Heart Association Heart Walk will take place at Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, and your friends at Waterfront Properties & Club Communities would like to invite you to join in on the fun for a cause!

Leading up to the Palm Beach County Heart Walk, participate in

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Palm Beach County has taken note. Palm Beachers can raise awareness in a variety of ways. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The awareness drive offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

Wear pink and show your support of the cause by participating in the October 27, 2018 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk in West Palm Beach.  Click here for full details on the 5K Making Strides Walk. If you are unable to participate in the walk, buy pink

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Pictured: Shannon Discount & Capt. Michael O'Conner of Boatsitters

Offshore, football-sized blackfin tuna have been pretty easy to get ahold of in about 200-400’ of water. You can use small daisy chains or troll with feathers, but quite a few have been caught trolling with small-skirted bonita strips as well. We had a lot of success with neon green and white skirts this week, but colors are a game that changes by the minute, so try a few different ones and switch the rest out as you go if your target fish is tending to a particular color. Dolphin have been in the same areas as blackfin, and wahoo have been non-existent. On the first cold front that rolls through, we’ll have our local favorite Junkanoo Lures ready. Regardless of our lack of cold

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Years ago, only larger sailboats, trawlers, and yachts crossed from Florida to the Bahamas, but with modern technology and engineering, center consoles as small as 25-30 feet have been making the trip with ease.

Between Florida and the Bahamas lies the reason behind Florida’s world-class fishing- the Gulf Stream. This warm and powerful current rushes from south to north, and while crossing the open ocean can be daunting to a newcomer, it’s entirely possible with the right amount of preparation and research. Here are a few considerations when attempting to make a safe crossing.

Proper Equipment

Regardless of the current weather, the boat should be large enough and built well enough to safely travel over open ocean when the wind and seas aren’t

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A widely-forgotten time capsule burried 42 years ago was dug up the other week by the Wellington Historical Society. The capsule was burried at the north intersection of Wellington Trace and Forest Hill Boulevard just outside of the Country Plaza's main entrance. 

A plaque near the capsule listed the date it was buried, instructions to open it “on or about the 19th day of February, 2076” and the names of the men who buried it, Alan S. Black and Herbert P. Benn, the “founders” of Country Plaza.

But many at the plaza say they had no idea it was there, and the sudden spark in curiosity resulted in digging up the capsule early.  What was inside is a reminder of the times in the 70s. 

Inside the capsule was a Playboy magazine and other

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Grouper caught on a dead sardine bottom fishing for snapper, Photo Courtesy of Reel Intense Fishing

With the mullet run being the highlight of the past couple of weeks, most fishing has been geared toward snook, large tarpon, and amberjack chasing schools through inlets, inshore, on the beach, and at the Juno Pier. Your trustiest bait is live mullet itself, which can be found during low light periods of the day away from boat traffic. If you’re looking for a little more fun in exchange for less reliability, using top water plugs creates some exciting action as snook will strike these much harder, sometimes becoming airborne exploding on the surface.

Reef anglers should be catching some kingfish and snapper this time of year, but this week has

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