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Canadian snowbirds may soon be able to spend two extra months nesting in their favorite spot, the sunshine state!  Each year Canadian snowbirds find their way to sunny south Florida. Currently, Canadians, aged 55 and older have a 182 day annual limit to stay in the U.S. without a visa. Winding its way through Congress is a provision that would extend that limit to 240 days – about eight months total.

Canadians represent a major boost to the economy in the U.S., particularly southern states such as Florida.  Florida recently dropped the requirement of an international drivers permit after strong objections from the Canadian Lobby.  Canadians are flocking to the sugary sand beaches of the Jupiter and Tequesta areas.   The surrounding areas are well known for…
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About 2,400 homes were damaged in the Oklahoma cities of Moore and Oklahoma City.  Some 10,000 people were directly impacted by the nearly 1.3-mile wide tornado, leveling homes and leaving a high number dead, many children.  Governor Mary Fallin said the tornado was “one of the most horrific storms and disasters that this state has ever faced.”  Oklahoma “will get through this and overcome.  We will rebuild. We will regain our strength,” she said.

The preliminary rating of damage created by the tornado is at least EF4 (winds 166 – 200 mph) – the second most severe classification on a scale from zero to five – according to the National Weather Service.  Approximately 34,000 residents of the Oklahoma City area remain without power after the powerful storm. …
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As we get closer to the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, more and more golfers have set out with the goal of qualifying for our national championship of golf.
 
Qualifying got under way on May 3rd at Admirals Cove in Jupiter. Since then, there have been 110 more local qualifiers at different locations throughout the country. While the qualifier at Admirals Cove sent five golfers to the next round of qualifying, many other local golfers have found success at qualifiers in different parts of the country.

Port St. Lucie resident Colin Amaral shot a 69 in a qualifier at the Rhode Island Country Club to advance to one of 13 sectional qualifying events. Dan Konieczny of Jupiter advanced out of the Export, Pennsylvania at

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The eighth annual Golf for Wildlife golf tournament will be held at The Fox Club in Palm City on Friday, May 24. The event, hosted by the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center is among the most exclusive tournaments in the area.

The tournament will be hosted by long time supporter Glen Hess and the Vicki Hess Foundation and will benefit the wildlife center's misson to rehabilitate and return sick and injured wild animals to their natural environment.

golf2-1_282_06The Treausre Coast Wildlife Center treats thousands of sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals each year and serves Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, and Palm Beach Counties. Funds raised by the tournament will be used to support critical operational needs such as food and medical services for the

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It’s only a matter of days until the largest waterfront music and art festival, SunFest 2013, opens its gates on May 1st. and continue through Sunday, May 5th.   SunFest takes place along the West Palm Beach Intracoastal Waterway on Flagler Drive between Banyan Boulevard to Lakeview Avenue.  SunFest is a premiere event showcasing top musical talents.  This year’s lineup includes Train, Smashing Pumpkins, The Black Crows, The Offspring, Boz Scaggs, Phillip Phillips, Slightly Stoopid, Cheap Trick, Bear Naked Ladies, and many more.  Over 165 artists are drawn to the art and craft show from around the nation. There are plenty of activities for families and a Captain Morgan’s Floating bar for the over 21 set.  Expect spectacular fireworks and excellent gourmet…
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Three people died and more than 150 were injured after two explosions ripped toward the finish line of the Boston Marathon.  Reactions poured in from around the world today on the twin bombing in Boston:

PAKISTANI TALIBAN: denied any role in the bombings at the Boston Marathon.  The group’s representative, Ahsanullah Ahsan, denied involvement in a telephone call with the Associated Press from an undisclosed location.

FRENCH PRESIDENT – FRANCOIS HOLLANDE: sent his condolences to the families of the victims and expressed “Frances’s total solidarity” with the American people and authorities.

MAYOR OF LONDON – BORIS JOHNSON:  “The bombings in Boston are shocking, cowardly and horrific, and the thoughts of all Londoners this morning will be the victims. 

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South Florida is known for its abundances in real estate – gorgeous Atlantic Ocean and other waterfront properties, elegant country club and golf course community properties and stunning equine communities. Many are exclusive private, members-only clubs and communities.

Palm Beach PoloThe International Polo Club Palm Beach is a private club, with members-only privileges.  During Polo season (January – April) the matches are open to the public.  Polo matches are free on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Just pull your car right up to the field, set up your tailgate party and watch the action.  Sunday matches tend to be more formal than those earlier in the week.  A Sunday match entry price begins at $15.  This priced ticket will get you a seat along the field and champagne…
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Polo is not only for royalty in Florida; actually polo has been a favorite pastime of local Floridians for years. The International Polo Club Palm Beach is located in Wellington, Florida. Wellington is recognized as the heart of horse county in South Florida, where the game of polo is thriving. Polo used to be practiced by kings but it now graces the Palm Beaches every year. The international polo season begins in early January and continues on until late April and into May. During the season you can come and enjoy the game as well as all of the events that surround it.

On polo Sundays, you can meet and greet socialites of Palm Beach County under the Nespresso Grande Pavilion. The pavilion is located field side and its

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