July 2013

There are 39 blog entries for July 2013.

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Rendering courtesy of the Palm Beach Post.


Divosta Homes has proposed a 350 home community with office and retail space west of I-95 in Jupiter.  Lakewood Development, a proposed community on 260 acres along West Indiantown Road across from Jupiter Country Club, will comes before the Jupiter Town Council on August 8.

The proposal calls for a 150,000 square foot research facility, a 6,000 square foot restaurant, convenience store and 20-pump gas station. Original plans submitted to the Jupiter Town Council also reflected a 100-room hotel, but it is no longer in DiVosta Homes plan.
 
The parcel of land is one of the last large, undeveloped parcels in Jupiter. The Lakewood project, is now on what is referred to as Parcel 19, was purchased by Jupiter 19

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On October 28, world number one Tiger Woods and world number two Rory Mcllroy will compete in a one-day 18-hole match play event against each other in China.

It will be the second time the Jupiter Island resident and Palm Beach Gardens resident will face off in this format in front of a national and international audience. While the two have played numerous times in the Jupiter area since both moved to South Florida, they have only gone head-to-head once in a match-play event.

In 2012, Woods and Mcllroy competed in a pay-per-view event at Jinsha Lake International Golf Club just outside of Beijing with Mcllroy shooting a 67 to win by one shot.

While the talk in China this week is all about the Duel at Jinsha Lake Part II,

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Mike Weeks of Jupiter stood over his bogey putt on the 54th hole with a chance to record three consecutive rounds of 67. While he missed the putt (he shot a 68) his three day total of 202 was not only good enough to win the 38th Palm Beach Kennel Club County Amateur Championship, it was also good enough to break the tournament record.

“It’s a huge relief,” said Weeks, 49, the membership director at Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach. “People have been telling me for years that this was a tournament I should win, it’s a tournament I’ve wanted to win, and now I’ve finally did it.”

He broke the previous record of 203 set by Erik Downs of West Palm Beach in 2010. With the win, Weeks was also

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Florida, Power & Light will be replacing feeder lines, cables that provide electricity to local barrier islands, as needed. Palm Beach, Jupiter Island and Singer Island are some of the barrier islands within the state of Florida that will have the cables replaced.  Years ago, Florida, Power & Light buried the cables under the floor of the Intracoastal Waterway.  These cables fee electricity from the mainland to the barrier island and all the residents.  Overtime, shifting currents and sand have exposed many of the cables.

FPL plans on replacing one cable per year.  Substituting cables will cost from $1 million to $3 million each. By replacing the cables, it enables them to deliver power as well as reroute power around trouble spots to strengthen the system…
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After visiting spring training locations in Arizona last week, officials with the Houston Astros have committed to trying to get a spring training facility built in Palm Beach Gardens.

“Our focus is making a deal in Palm Beach Gardens. We are not looking anywhere else,” said Giles Kibbe, the general counsel to Houston Astros owner Jim Crane.

The proposed spring training facility would be off of Central Boulevard on the north side of 117th Court North on an 82-acre piece of county owned land. The biggest variable in getting the stadium approved is the estimated $100 million cost to build the facility. The state would pay for half of the cost but the city and county would need to come up with the other $50 million.

The

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On Saturday July 20, Roger Dean Stadium in Abacoa will present Swings and Wings, a night of baseball and chicken wings.

Swings and Wings will feature a wing cook off where local participants get to put their wings up against the competition with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners announced. The judges of the cook off will be a mixture of local radio hosts and fans.

All this will be taking place while the home town Jupiter Hammerheads takes on the Tampa Yankees in Florida State League play.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and Florida State League season ticket holders can purchase tickets for $18. The price of the event includes a ticket for the baseball game, all-you-can-eat wings from the cook off, and once complimentary beverage.

The first

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When you think of south Florida the image wide water vistas, endless traversable waterways, gorgeous beaches and boats flood your mind. For a long time, south Florida has been known as a top boating destination among the world. Whether it is the Keys, Miami, Fort Lauderdale or Jupiter, you will not be disappointed. 

Magazines and websites have cities like Jupiter, Fort Lauderdale and Stuart on their “Top Places to Live & Boat” in the entire nation. Boating Magazine named Fort Lauderdale the top 5 boating city to live in the USA. A large number of homes in Jupiter are on the water. It almost seems like boats are more popular than cars! It’s no question that boating and fishing are a prevalent characteristic of the south Florida lifestyle.

So, if you

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In 2011, an investor group paid $11 million for the President Country Club in West Palm Beach. On Monday it received approval to go forward with its renovation and redevelopment project.

The group plans on converting the Patriot course, which closed in 2011, into a 119-acre commercial zone with a three story, 250 room hotel as well as 100 single family homes and a 15,000 square foot spa. The resort style hotel would have meeting and banquet facilities, outdoor pools and tennis courts, delis, snack shops, and daycare centers.

In addition, the existing golf clubhouse will be torn down and a new 20,000 square-foot clubhouse will be built on the south end of the property where is Eagle course is located.

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Tickets for the second Annual BOCA BURGER BATTLE are on sale now!  The affair has drawn grilling sensations from all over Palm Beach County and South Florida’s top chefs.  People, as far north as Stuart and Jupiter, make the drive to Boca Raton for this culinary feast of burgers, veggie burgers, and little burger bites.   The event takes place at Sanborn Square Park, Downtown Boca Raton, 100 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton from 6pm – 10pm.
 
This community event features a “backyard b.b.q.” theme that not only highlights some of the best beef, fish, turkey and vegetarian burgers around; it also has an array of summer food tastings and gourmet samplings. French fires, onion rings, tropical salads, chicken wings, plenty of adult beverages and beer will…
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On Monday, children of all ages strapped on their helmets, grabbed their skateboards, and headed to the newly renovated Palm Beach Gardens skate park for the first day of the week long skate camp.

The skate park on Plant Drive, just behind Palm Beach Gardens High School, reopened in June after a $162,000 renovation. The renovation included replacing worn wooden ramps with new concrete pyramids and a “fun box” was added for skateboarders to ride on. In addition to the renovations made inside the park, new sidewalks, fences, and landscaping were added surrounding the park.

The skate park is open Monday through Saturday from 9am until 12pm and 4pm to 9pm and on Sundays from 4pm to 9pm all summer. Bikers are allowed to use the park on Wednesdays and Sundays

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