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Weston, ranked the 73rd best place to live and the best place to live in Florida, is bounded by Fort Lauderdale to the northeast, Davie and Sunrise to the east, and the Everglades to the north and south. Weston is filled with parks, A-rated schools, an excellent record on crime, and tree-lined streets. It was also ranked as having the largest job growth in Florida and 18th in the nation.

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Kick off the summer boating season with successful completion of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission course.  Born on or after January 1, 1988? You are required to complete a NASBLA-approved boater education course and have a Boater Education I.D. Card to operate a vessel powered by 10 horsepower or more.

Get certified in 3 easy steps.

1.     Study the online course. Animations and visual questions will help you learn.

2.     Pass the online exam.  Pay $29.95 only upon completion of the exam when you pass.

3.     Print your certificate.  Go boating right away!

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Everyone wants to be outside sunbathing, swimming, playing on the beach / pool, or just barbequing in the backyard.  While summer means fun in the sun, make sure you are not getting too much of a good thing.  Avoid consequences of overexposure to the sun like sunburns, premature aging of the skin, wrinkling, and skin cancer, including melanoma, by practicing proper skin protection.

The hours between 10a.m. and 4p.m. daylight savings time and (9a.m. and 3p.m. standard time) are the most hazardous for ultraviolet exposure in the continental United States. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. The Center of Disease Control recommends that you follow these recommendations to help protect yourself and your family:

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South Florida is fortunate to have a number of farmers’ markets. Depending on the season, you can find locally grown produce.  Ask the farmer if the produce is certified organic or when it was picked?  Farmers who pick in the late afternoon ensure the most nutrient dense and tastiest produce.

The Weston Farmer's Market comes to St. Paul Lutheran Church and Preschool (580 Indian Trace) from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 17.

This is the last one of the season before the summer break. The event will also feature one-hour yoga sessions, with one for youths at 10:30 a.m. and another at 11:30 a.m. The market will feature organic and fresh produce, coffee, natural beauty and bath products and more.

If you would like more information on the real estate market in

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Hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through November 30.  As we head into Hurricane Season 2014, Waterfront Properties and Club Communities encourage residents and businesses to be prepared in the event of hurricanes. The last nine years have been very kind to us, but one storm can remind us of the strength of Mother Nature.  

Preparedness is everyone’s responsibility. Every resident should have an evacuation plan and be able to secure their homes. Know if you live in an evacuation area.  Assess your risks and know your home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind. Understand National Weather Service forecast products and especially the meaning of NWS watches and warnings. 
Palm Beach County has a community notification system to alert its

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Realtor.com recently released its National Housing Trend Report for March 2014.  Data suggests year over year growth in inventory and days on the market.   These indicators are welcome signs for spring homebuyers.  These trends indicate that the real estate market is more balanced now than the 2013 housing market.

Last year the shortage of inventory led to bidding wars on property.  The additional burden created another barrier to new home ownership and elevating offer prices.

Housing prices are anticipated to rise this coming year but at a slower, steadier stride compared to past trends.  According to the Home Buying Institute, one of eight housing predictors, “Florida’s real estate market will move into the media spotlight…housing demand is rising across…
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Palm Beach County Commissioners gave approval this week for the old Burt Reynolds Ranch to become a development of 30 homes.  

The property located at 16133 Jupiter Farms Road in Jupiter has a long and interesting history.  It is rumored to have been a gangster hideout in the 1920’s.  Notorious gangster Al Capone is said to have built the original home on the property in 1923.  Capone mostly hung out in Miami, but he did not particularly like it there.  A news report places Capone in Palm Beach County in 1930.  At the time, West Jupiter and West Palatka were the moonshine capitals of the world. Capone also took the name of Al Brown and lived in a summer cottage in West Jupiter off Italian Farms Road (now Jupiter Farms Road, SR#3).  There are foundations of…
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1. Jimmy Buffett comes to the Cruzan

Palm Beach resident Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band are sure to please the legions of Parrot heads Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach.  Buffett, whose Margaritaville state of mind was inspired by Key West, most likely include hits like “Margaritaville,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Fins”, “5 o’clock Somewhere”, and the new album entitled “Songs from St. Somewhere”.  Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets start at $36. Please visit www.cruzanamphitheatre.net for tickets and information.

2. Register for Turtle Trot Run

The Town of Jupiter is inviting all runners to join the 24th Annual Turtle Trot 5K Run. The 3.1-mile run will take place at a new location – Ocean Cay Park, Jupiter along…
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Photo courtesy of LuxuryRealEstate.com.

Congratulations to our respected associates within the Luxury Real Estate network for handling the biggest single-family home sale in U.S. history!  An undisclosed buyer, through the “Conservation Institute, LLC”, purchased the $190 million (asking price) Cooper Beech Farm in Greenwich, Connecticut.  Cooper Beech Farm first came to the market in May with an unprecedented asking price of $190 million.   Built in the late 1890's, Cooper Beech Farm became the most expensive home for sale in the United States. By September the staggering asking price was reduced to $140 million.

According to listing Realtor, David Ogilvy & Associates, “the home has been a landmark in Greenwich for generations. Originally built in 1896 by

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Once again, the tournament is headed to Old Bahama Bay “where the fishing is good and life is easy” on April 30 – May 3rd.  HMY Yachts and Waterfront Properties and Club Communities host the fishing invitational.   Again, this year the tournament is raising awareness and funds for a cure of Cystic Fibrosis.  Paying tribute and honoring the life of Brett Weinstein and the courageous fight, he lost to Cystic Fibrosis.  Additionally, the American Cancer Society has been added because so many have been touched by cancer.

The Winner’s Circle Invitational will be held at Old Bahama Bay at West End, Bahamas. Many of the boats will leave from their docks and marinas from the Jupiter area and make their trip over to the islands.  Last year’s winner, Bull Run, will…
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More than a billion people around the world and 190 countries will celebrate Earth Day today. Earth Day aims to inspire awareness and appreciation for the earth’s environment.  Some people celebrate the global observance around the time of the March Equinox, while others observe the occasion today.

The April 22 Earth Day was first organized in 1970 “to promote ecology and respect for life on the planet as well as to encourage awareness of the growing problems of air, water and soil pollution” by Senator Gaylord Nelson.  

Although Earth Day is not a public holiday with closed schools and businesses, it is a campaign to focus on creating sustainable and healthy environments worldwide. Today, more than half of the global population lives in cities. Over the…
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