May 2013

There are 41 blog entries for May 2013.

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Did you know that there are over 21,000 public high schools in America? All three traditional high schools in Martin County ranked among “Newsweek Magazine’s America’s Best High Schools of 2013” list.   These high schools have proven to be the most effective in preparing high school graduates for college with quality education, teachers, administrators, and staff.  Congratulations to Jensen Beach High School (#969) in Jensen Beach, and  Martin County High School (#1,273), and South Fork High School (#1,322) in Stuart!

Martin County is a school district where it is not uncommon to take your child out of private school or charter school and enroll them into the local public high school.  Some advantages to the Martin County public high school system: …
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Spring Training is just one of the many things that make South Florida a great place to be. Roger Dean Stadium is located in Abacoa and is the spring training home of the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. In addition to the spring training games, the facility also houses the Marlins and Cardinals Single A minor league affiliates. Between the four teams, Roger Dean Stadium offers baseball on almost a nightly basis for seven months out of the year.

roger_dean_stadium1_3872Not only is it a great form of entertainment for local Palm Beach County residents, it is also a great source of tourism, especially during the months of February and March. With the affordable prices and access to players that most fans can’t get during the regular season, families and fans from all over the…
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The Historical Society of Palm Beach County will welcome the troops to the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum in West Palm Beach for Armed Forces Day on May 18.

The free event will entertain and inform all ages and will honor local U.S. Armed Forces, veterans and the nation’s military history. Visitors will learn about the county’s role in past wars and its local battle sites.

To help guests interpret Armed Forces Day at the museum, docents will lead them through an authentic front-line camp, to interact with characters from the Seminole War to the Vietnam War, and to inspect Army vehicles. Cards also can be decorated to be mailed to soldiers overseas.

Twin food trucks will be onsite for lunch, and guests can picnic on the

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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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Trader Joe's, a privately held California based specialty chain of grocery stores, will open its first Palm Beach County store in the PGA Plaza and Prosperity Farms Road in Palm Beach Gardens sometime in 2014.  Trader Joe’s will be located in the southwest corner of the plaza, just west of the Marshall’s department store. The structure will be demolished and rebuilt to accommodate the 12,500 square foot market.        

 

People unfamiliar with Trader Joe’s will enjoy the laid-back vibe, cedar planked walls and Hawaiian shirts worn by employees.  The name “trader” reflects the company’s search for quirky and unique items that are good values.  They understand the importance of covering a range of options for the consumer when it comes to grocery…
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LPGA pro Belen Mozo turned one Knoxville, Tennessee student’s prom into a night he will never forget. The Jupiter resident accompanied Alex Notte to his senior prom at Beardon High School in the Knoxville area last Saturday night.

Notte has a neuro developmental disability and invited Mozo to his prom through a youtube video that was posted to Mozo’s facebook page with the help of his sister.

Mozo, a member at the Medalist Club in Hobe Sound, attended a charity golf event benefiting the Special Olympics as Alex’s club in Knoxville before attending the prom in a 1959 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud.

Alex became a big fan of Mozo two years ago while attending an LPGA event in New York. After watching her play, and overcoming

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The Juno Beach Town Council are in the initial planning stages to erect a 9/11 memorial.  An estimated $50,000 will be required to accomplish the task.  Well-known West Palm Beach sculpture/artist Mark Fuller has been selected by the Juno Beach Town Council to create the memorial sculpture.
 
Fuller is an industrial designer and has many pieces of his art on display.    The “Butterfly”, at PGA Commons on PGA Boulevard, is a very prominent and beautiful piece.   He has created 16 pieces of art for the city of Palm Beach Gardens through an ordinance passed in 1989 that requires developers of non-residential projects with construction costs of at least $1million to contribute 1 percent of the project cost to install city…
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Going into this week, Tiger Woods has had limited success at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course. Since his lone win on the course in 2001, the Jupiter Island resident had posted only one top 10 win and had not posted four consecutive rounds under par at the Pete Dye designed course since 2003. That was then, this is now.

Woods has already had one of his more successful seasons in the past few years. Playing like the Woods of old, Tiger had already accumulated three victories on tour in 2013 as well as a fourth place finish at the Masters. Despite his early season success, Woods had never been able to get comfortable on the Stadium Course in his career. That, coupled with his three week layoff after the

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Jupiter Inlet Colony is a quaint community located at the southern most tip of Jupiter Island. It was recently named the safest community in the state of Florida by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. In addition to being the safest place to live in the state, Jupiter Inlet Colony also offers its residents some of the best golf in the country.

dock1_4288_01One of the courses conveniently located near Jupiter Inlet Colony is the Hobe Sound Golf Club. The par 72 Joe Lee designed course was designed around preserved wetlands and massive oak hammocks. Opened in 1988 the course plays at 6,664 yards from the tips and was re-designed in 2003 by John Sanford. The extensive practice area features a spacious driving range, target greens, bunker play, and chipping and

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Good news for Jupiter area residents and visitors of the "golf capital of the world", a beautiful Courtyard Marriot hotel is now under construction in the Abacoa community!  Construction for the 128-room hotel began on April 24.  It is scheduled to open in February, 2014 and slated to include 2,500 square feet of event space, a bistro style restaurant, a Starbucks coffee shop, full service-bar, state of the art fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, business center, and guest laundry. There will be street level commercial space for lease and parking will be handled by an existing parking garage adjacent to the hotel.

The hotel will be located at Main Street and University, across from Roger Dean Stadium for an

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