November 2012

There are 16 blog entries for November 2012.



The 2012 Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade kicks off the holiday season this Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 6:00p.m with a traveling fireworks display up the Intracoastal Waterway.  The parade will travel 10 miles, from North Palm Beach, south of the North Palm Beach Marina, to the Jupiter Lighthouse, via the Intracoastal Waterway.  The parade begins at 6:00 pm and arrives in Jupiter approximately around 8:00 pm.   The parade benefits U.S. Marines “Toys for Tots” and last year collected more than 18,000 toys for needy children in Palm Beach County.


Bring your own chair and enjoy the sounds of the season with holiday entertainment while you relax and watch the decorated boats leisurely float by. The Town of

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Groundbreaking research, innovative technologies and the preservation of vision will be at the forefront of “A Night for Sight,” the signature fundraising event for the Schepens Eye Research Institute / Massachusetts Eye and Ear.

The Nov. 30 gala will take place at The Breakers in Palm Beach, and an invitation-only reception preceded it Nov. 29. Waterfront Properties and Club Communities is a supporter of both charitable endeavors.

Attending the Nov. 29 reception were David Abernathy, the company’s business manager, and sales specialists Michael Bellemeur, Natalya Daley and Dean Stokes. Joining Abernathy, Bellemeur, and Stokes at the Nov. 30 gala will be buyer’s agent Courtney Olander.

Schepens Eye Research Institute / Massachusetts Eye and Ear,

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istock_000011703276xsmall1_425_01Horseracing has various forms, of which thoroughbred racing is the most popular and has been termed as “The Sport of Kings”.  This has always been popular with the aristocrats and royalty of British society, thusly earning the title. Archeologically, records indicate that horseracing began as early as the days of Babylon, Syria, and Egypt.  Both chariot and mounted horses participated in the ancient Greek Olympics 648 B.C.   Harness racing is famous in Australia, New Zealand, and eastern United States.  It is even more popular than thoroughbred racing in parts of Europe.  Endurance racing involves Arabian horses and is popular in many American states, Europe, and the Middle East.  Different types of racing concerns involve different breeds of horses. 

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Don't Text and Drive!

In the state capital of Tallahassee, Republican Senator Nancy Detert, Venice, offered up the measure (SB 52) that would ban drivers from manually typing or reading texts, emails or other electronic messages while operating a car last week in the in the Senate.  It calls for the offense to be what is known as a “secondary offense”, meaning that officers could only ticket people for texting people while driving if they have stopped them for some other traffic violation.  Hypothetically, if a police officer sees someone texting, they cannot pull them over, but if the police officer sees someone speeding or running a stop sign and texting, they could pin on additional charges to the speeding or running the stop sign violation penalty. 

Drivers would be

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Happy Birthday




Nearly 44 million people in the United States will travel this Thanksgiving week.  If you have tried to plan a summer trip with the family, you have already had a taste of what can be expected.  This holiday, attempting to find seats together and affordable airfare to your destination may prove to be quite challenging! For Thanksgiving and beyond, planes are packed and airfare is up.

Thanksgiving Travel

Travelocity is reporting that the average airfare is $396 round trip – up 9% from last year.  Flying on the most “undesirable days”, the holiday itself, could save you a boatload of money.  Travelocity also reports the reason that bookings are up 50% over last year has to

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Building Up!

Last year Warren Buffet predicted, we will come back big time on employment when residential construction comes back.” According to the H.U.D. and U.S. Census Bureau there was a 5.7% increase in the number of newly built single-family homes in the United States.  This is the fastest pace since April of 2010, when first time homebuyers hurried to take advantage first time homebuyer tax credit opportunities.

On The Road to Recovery

Hovnanian CEO, Ara Hovnanian told NBC, “We are undoubtedly on the recovery route.  It is not a question of are we beginning it.  I’d say it began at the beginning of the year and that’s not just for Hovnanian, that’s for the entire industry.”  Hovnanian noted net sales for the ten public homebuilders have increased 30% year over year.  Barry

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time-honored tradition in all parts of our great nation in which we celebrate the 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving prompted by a hearty harvest. Thanksgiving in the United States has been observed on various dates throughout history.  Prior to President Lincoln, Thanksgiving observation varied from state to state.  By the 19th century, the final Thursday in November had become customary for most states.  It was an attempt to foster unity between the Northern and the Southern states.  Sadly, because of the Civil War, some of the Confederate States refused to recognize Lincoln’s suggested “final Thursday of November” to be a nationwide day for Thanksgiving, it did not take effect until the 1870’s.  Then in December of 1941, by

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The Jupiter Inlet

It sounds like a dream come true, a community with breathtaking ocean or river views and genuine small town friendliness. This actually exists in Tequesta, Florida. The Village of Tequesta is a boater’s delight!  Tequesta is known for its scenic and relaxing lifestyle on the water just north of Jupiter.  Across the scenic Jupiter Inlet and graceful Loxahatchee River is the quaint Village of Tequesta.  This is where people have flocked to quietly raise their families, or retire and enjoy life peacefully along the waterways.

Beautiful Canary Palms Overlooking the WaterThe Village of Tequesta is an exceptional waterfront community located along Route 1 in northern Palm Beach County.  Its impressiveness of quaint galleries, shops, boutiques, and bistros make it unique.  It is also home to the

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Palm Beach resident, Celebrity Apprentice star and former Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump signed the contract Nov. 15 on The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club & Spa in Jupiter.

The deal, in the works for months, is the business mogul’s first foray into northern Palm Beach County. Trump  famously owns The Mar-a-Lago Club, a gorgeous piece of Palm Beach property that spans the width of the island, as well as Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach. In June, he acquired the iconic Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami -- home of the legendary “Blue Monster” links.

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club & Spa in Jupiter offers 215 acres of pristine golf-course real estate, as well as Jupiter homes for sale that range from more than $1 million to more than $4

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The Mannheim Steamroller Show


Get an early start on your holiday mood when Mannheim Steamroller brings its Christmas tour to the Kravis Center for The Performing Arts.  The Mannheim Steamroller signature sound is a blend of classical modern day rock, an acoustic sound and an electronic sound blended for a unique 

sound.  The group is celebrated as an “18th century rock band” and is one of the biggest selling adult contemporary new age music groups of all time.  Mannheim Steamroller has sold over 40 million records, 20 million in the Christmas genre alone!

Tickets are available at box office.  Showtimes are scheduled for Wednesday, November 21 at 8:00pm.  Tickets start at $25.00.  The Kravis Center is conveniently located to many

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