June 2013

There are 36 blog entries for June 2013.


This week is National Travel and Tourism Week and Palm Beach County celebrated some outstanding benchmarks reached by our county. The Palm Beach tourism leaders held a get-together for nearly 400 people at the Travel Rally Day luncheon to acknowledge a local tourism standout; the 30th anniversary of the county’s marketing agency and the incredible impact Florida’s tourism has had on our economy.

Florida is the second most visited state in our nation, barely beaten by California. With over 6 million visitors each year, its no wonder Florida's tourists are so important to the overall well being of the state's economy. 

The Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO and president, Jorge Pesquera, shared some outstanding numbers with local residents and

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Leading up to the start of the U.S. Open, Merion Golf Club had received its fair share of rain. With the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea making its way through the Philadelphia area last Friday and a cold front causing more rain on Monday and Tuesday, the course had received close to six inches of rain in five days (the typical average rain fall totals for the area is about three inches for the entire month of June).

Some dryer weather came Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday, however a storm moved in from the Midwest on Thursday and wreaked havoc on Thursday’s opening round. Two separate weather delays affected all 156 players in the event and caused the first round to be extended into Friday.

The first delay came around

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This weekend kicks off “Sunday on the Waterfront’s” six month “Classic Rock” Anniversary Tour Series.  The cover group, Led Hed has been the #1 Led Zeppelin show in the world for 12 years!  This incredible tribute act resembles Led Zeppelin from back in the day.  Expect all the hits and classics from the 70’s played note for note!

Led Hed is comprised of four professional musicians "who take their roles very seriously.  Each member has been in the entertainment industry for over 20 years and with that experience has put an enormous amount of time, effort and committment into the recreation and portrayal of their favorite band by utilizing authentic, vinatge style instruments, gear and nostalgic costuming." Expect to hear

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The Black Diamond Floating Casino Ship may have had a short time in business but a new company has taken ownership of the same vessel to continue the offshore gambling business. The newly named Island Breeze International expects to have its first cruise to set off on August 1st. The new owners based in L.A. have signed a 10 year lease and cruise operating agreement which has already been approved by the Port Commission for the Port of Palm Beach.    

The ship will have some remodeling done with new gambling equipment and machines added along with additional improvements. Every cruise will offer both dining, entertainment, & gambling. Stay tuned for more updates as the Island Breeze should be pulling up anchor soon!



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The Admirals Cove Tennis Association is offering non-tennis committee members an opportunity to pick up a few tennis pointers.  Friday, June 14 beginning at 9:00 am the Tennis Association, using a “clinic format” will cover the following: strategy, doubles formations, when to attack and when to defend technique.  The clinic will focus on exploiting an opponent’s weakness and how to use your strengths most effectively.

The tennis professionals at The Club at Admirals Cove, Jupiter, are committed to assisting you with improving your game.  They are some of the finest instructors, offering the highest standards and levels of play to the members and their families.  Lessons are offered for all levels of play.

Starting in the 2012 season all the courts have been…
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So many people have a love affair with the sun.  It makes you feel good, look good.  Many people love the warmth of the sun.  

Here in South Florida sun exposure is a way of life.  The Jupiter beaches are amazingly beautiful with powder white sand and sparkly blue waters.  The Loxahatchee River is a wide waterway of scenic beauty leading to a wildlife preserve and nature sanctuary. Being outdoors and on or near the water is a way of life.  Awareness about sun safety and information on tanning beds is essential. Skin cancer awareness is a Floridian way of life. As with many cancers, early diagnosis and treatment can be very effective. The YouTube video entitled "Dear 16 Year Old Me" is very direct and pertains to the extremes of melanomas.  Many of

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For the first time since 1981, the U.S. Open returns this week to the famed East Course at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. This U.S. Open will mark the 18th time that Merion has hosted a USGA Championship, more than any other venue. While it has hosted several USGA events since its last Open, U.S. Amateur Championship in 2005 and the Walker Cup in 2009, it has been overlooked in recent years due to its length.

Playing at only 6,996 yards this week, Merion will be the first venue since Shinnecock Hills in 2004 to measure less than 7,000 yards. The short distance, coupled with the advancements in ball and club technology could prove to be no match for today’s current pros. Several inches of rain have drenched the

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The 2nd Annual Craft Beer & Burger Bash

Coming June 14 to the PGA National Resort and Spa is the Second Annual Craft Beer Festival & Burger Bash. Last year was the debut year for this fun and vibrant festival and this year is sure to step it up a notch. It got its start in Miami with support from the Food Network and various, celebrity chefs making it a fan favorite for years, now its coming to our area and the people are pleased! The proceeds of the Craft Beer & Burger Bash go to the Surfrider Foundation of Palm Beach County.

At the bash you can enjoy over 50 different microbrews in limitless 2 oz. servings from all over Florida as well as the nation. You will munch on samples of burgers from the top restaurants in the area, shop and enjoy live music. You will even have access to a

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While the U.S. Open doesn’t tee off until next Thursday, the USGA has given golf fans a small preview of what they can expect six days from now at Merion Golf Club.

Pairings and tee times are not expected to be announced until this weekend, but golf’s governing body has leaked what is sure to be the premier pairing of the event. The all-star pairing will feature the number one and number two golfers in the world in Tiger Woods and Rory Mcllroy.

Woods has gotten off to one of the best starts to a season in his career. The Jupiter Island resident goes into the U.S. Open with four wins already including a win at The Players Championship, a tournament he had not won since 2001. While Woods struggled last week at the Memorial,

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Jack Nicklaus has left quite a lasting mark on golf. The North Palm Beach resident still holds the record for most major championships with 18. He was inducted into the inaugural World Golf Hall of Fame class in 1974. He can now add Ambassador of Golf to his long list of accolades.

Nicklaus, who founded the Bears Club where several top current pros live and play, was named the 2013 Ambassador of Golf by Northern Ohio Golf Charities. The award is presented annually to a person who has fostered the ideals of the game on an international level and whose concern for others extends beyond the golf course.

"Jack Nicklaus is the embodiment of all that the Ambassador of Golf Award represents. On and off the golf course he

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