January 2013

There are 13 blog entries for January 2013.


In remembrance of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War (1861 to 1865), the New Gardens Band will welcome The Coates Brass Band: The 47th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment at a special performance Feb. 2, 2013.

The “Civil War Concert” will take place at 8 p.m. at the Eissey Campus Theatre, on the campus of Palm Beach State College, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

The Coates Brass Band: The 47th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment is comprised of a group of eastern-Pennsylvania musicians who don historic uniforms and recreate the military service of the brass band that served in Key West at Fort Zachary Taylor. The evening will offer a uniquely informative look back in time.

Tickets are $20 and are available at the box office, which is at 11051

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The Jupiter Performing Arts Fund is tuning up for its 2013 Annual Music Gala, featuring accomplished pianist Bill Mays and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Kurt Elling, with Steve Gilmore on bass.

Billed as “A Rare Evening with Jazz Legends," the gala will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum and School of Art. The center is in the heart of Tequesta in Gallery Square North.

The Jupiter Performing Arts Fund supports music in public schools in Jupiter and surrounding areas by funding scholarships, donating instruments, offering artist-in-residence programs and organizing clinics.

Tickets cost $75 and include admission to the gallery, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, and the performance. For information, call 872-222-5723.

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An island within an island, Sailfish Point is a community unlike anything you have ever seen. Located in Hutchinson Island, Florida, Sailfish point is completely surrounded by water, making it an intimate and recluse private community. Residents of Sailfish Point have unlimited privacy but still remain strongly connected to the main land in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. 

Sailfish Point is a 532 acre sea island comprised of 520 homes. Homes in Sailfish Point range in style from large, custom estate homes, waterfront townhomes, oceanfront townhomes and villas, as well as beachfront homes. 

Homes in Sailfish Point

The amenities of Sailfish Point are some of its most attractive features. Residents have endless opportunity to enjoy all that the South Florida lifestyle has

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Palm Beach Opera

The Palm Beach Opera Young Artist Program is described as a “stepping stone to a successful career as an opera singer for post graduate and emerging singers.” The young opera singers are guided by the Palm Beach Opera experienced staff.  They perform throughout the area in education and community outreach concerts as well as well as perform on the main stage. www.pbopera.org 

Palm Beach State College and BallenIsles Charities Foundation present “An Evening with the Palm Beach Opera Young Artists.” The artists will perform arias from well-known romantic operas, Neapolitan melodies, and Broadway musicals. The mission of the foundation is to provide grants to worthwhile programs within Palm Beach County that accomplish great things on very limited

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Jupiter's Arti Gras!

Sunshine Artist Magazine has nationally recognized the Town of Jupiter’s very own fine arts festival, better known as “ARTI GRAS”.  The publication is one that brings you a comprehensive list of the best art and craft shows throughout the United States and Canada.  Thousands of shows are submitted for consideration. Jupiter, Florida’s “ARTI GRAS” Fine Arts Festival ranked #56 in the top 200! www.sunshineartist.com 

Located in the Abacoa Town Center the 27th annual ARTI GRAS Fine Arts Festival will “showcase a juried exhibition of outstanding fine art and feature activities which include live entertainment, artist demonstrations, and interactive art activities for all ages, a youth competition, and the opportunity to meet more than 300 of the top

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The Hobe Sound Festival

The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts is now in its 12th year and the juried arts festival consists of over 200 sculptors, painters, jewelry makers, iron creators and other talented artists. Artisans from Palm Beach, Martin County and farther come to beautiful South Florida to display their wares. 

Hobe Sound Festival

Since the early 1920’s, the quiet Atlantic Ocean seaside town was hopeful it would be destined for a life in the arts. The Olympia Improvement Corporation announced intricate plans to create a Grecian inspired town and to produce majestic films. Streets bore names paying homage to Greek mythology such as Zeus, Mercury, Olympus, Apollo, and Athena.  For a short-lived time Hobe Sound was renamed “Picture City” and plans for the movie production company

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Whether you are looking for a stunning piece of sunny, Florida real estate to call home or just to reside in for a few months, look no further than Jupiter. The charming city of Jupiter has been nationally recognized by publications like the Travel Channel. Not only does it boast world-class real estate, fine shopping, exquisite dining and the best in fun, it is a top vacation destination!

What is your style? Are you looking for a home or a vacation spot: oceanfront, riverfront, golf course front or interior? These are some of the questions you may ask yourself when planning a visit to south Florida. 


For the Vacationers:  

For your next vacation, pick Jupiter! Sites like TripAdvisor.com and TheTravelChannel.com have given the seaside town,

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Seafood Festival

You are cordially invited to Port Salerno Seafood Festival. “The fish is fresh, the beer is cold, and the smiles are always warm!”  The Port Salerno Commercial Fishing Dock Authority, Inc. hosts this seafood festival each year, which is a not for profit in the Stuart area on January 26, 2013.  Seven years ago, it started as a humble fish fry and it has evolved into one of the tastiest events on the waterfront! Along with the Boys and Girls Club of Martin County, and others, this year’s organizers are anticipating 40,000 visitors to the festival.  www.bgcmartin.org/ 


Located around the Manatee Pocket area of Stuart and along the water near Pirate’s Loft, the festival is accessible by free water taxi or free trolley service.  Water taxi service will

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Social Security Deadline Approaching!

Uncle Sam wants the over 5 million households to remember if you are still getting Social Security checks by means of paper, you have until March 1, 2013 to switch to electronic delivery.  The Treasury Department is phasing out paper check payments and requiring federal benefit recipients to get their money electronically.  You have the choice to switch to direct deposit or the U.S. government’s Master Card debit card.  The modification is not optional.  All new Social Security recipients since 2011 have been required to use the electronic system.  Remaining Social Security recipients must choose one of two options by March 1.  If this applies to you, here is how to sign up:

Don't Miss the Deadline!


  • - Go to www.godirect.org. The Federal Reserve and the
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Rolls Royce

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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