August 2013

There are 42 blog entries for August 2013.


Image courtesy of Jupiter Jazz Society.

Over a year ago, the Jupiter Jazz Society was a community of jazz musicians and fans who gathered to enjoy and make connections; it has grown to a 400 member Society.  It is now a 501© (3) nonprofit of individuals also intent on preserving “live improvised music in Jupiter, to generate more interest in jazz, and to perform in future community events.”

Longtime Jupiter residents, Cherie and Rick Moore, are co-founders of the Jupiter Jazz Society.   Rick has played jazz piano professionally for more than 40 years.  The Moore’s founded the jazz society in hopes of making Jupiter a cultural capital for jazz. They feel jazz has a very bright future in our community.  It is easy to find different types of “rock,

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It is every golfers dream to one day get their PGA Tour card and play at the highest level of professional golf. For two local golfers, those dreams could soon become a reality.

Despite missing the cut at the season ending Cox Classic on the tour, Jupiter resident Jamie Lovemark finished 12th on the regular season money list. With the top 25 on the money list automatically securing PGA Tour cards before the playoffs even start, Lovemark has ensured at least some type of status on the PGA Tour for next season.

Lovemark won the Midwest Classic back in July and finished the regular season with a win, three top-10 finishes and six top-25 finishes. He will have an opportunity to improve on that position and even achieve

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A recently released study entitled “How Money Walks” by Travis H. Brown, investigates how people are relocating from high-tax states with heavy regulation to lower-tax states with less regulation.  Discovering in fact, more wealth migrated to the Sunshine State in the last two decades than any other state in the nation.  According to the research done by Mr. Brown, the statistics amount to a staggering $95.6 billion dollars; considerably more than the No. 2 state of Arizona, at $28 billion dollars, amounting to three times as much.

As one might expect, our area would, with its beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Coast, abundant sparkling waterways, and year-round sunshine be appealing to new residents. Mr. Brown reminds readers that in California, “you’ll

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Instead of the regular white lights, the Jupiter Lighthouse will be illuminated in blue spotlights this weekend.

The change to blue will be in honor of Lighthouse benefactor Joan Hudiburg. Hudiburg passed away on July 13. In addition to being a benefactor of the lighthouse, she was also the former Board Secretary for the Loxahatchee River Historical Society as well as a volunteer at the Jupiter Lighthouse.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is located just west of the Jupiter Inlet where the Intracoastal meets the Loxahatchee River. Built in 1860, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places list in 1973. Today it serves as a museum and offers daily tours.

For more information on the Jupiter Lighthouse, visit

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Photo courtesy of World Golf

West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio announced on Thursday that the West Palm Beach Golf Course will shut down its clubhouse by the end of the weekend.

The announcement came only a few days after residents and the city considered spending money to fix up the aging, existing clubhouse. The current building, which was built around 1947, leaks and has problems with lead, termite, and asbestos.

Golf operations will immediately be moved to a trailer and restrooms will be available in the golf cart garage. The Bradley’s Hole-in-One restaurant will close down, however Bradley’s will still be allowed to operate a snack cart.

No announcement has been made on when or if a new clubhouse will be built.

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A two-week tennis tournament planned for next spring will bring players from across the globe is coming to Palm Beach County. Four of the eight tennis clubs are located in Palm Beach Gardens.

The cities of Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton will host the 2014 International Tennis Federation Seniors World Championships and the Seniors World Team Championships from April 21-26, 2014.  The 2014 International Tennis Federation Seniors Individual Championships will take place the following week from April 27-May 4, 2014.

The event will be played at different tennis clubs across the Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton area played on Har-Tru clay.  Participants from 38 countries will be competing for the world championship title in doubles, individual, and mixed…
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The Jupiter Town Council has unanimously approved a two-story retail/office building which will have a 60-seat restaurant.  Nestled above the quaint restaurant and office or shops will be six residential apartments.

The 2-acre piece of property calls for a 15,000 square foot, two story building on the east side of A1A in the heart of Jupiter’s “Funky Fishing Village”.
The Jupiter Inlet Village, casually known as the “Funky Fishing Village” is a gathering place for entertainment and relaxation while preserving and respecting Jupiter’s history and small town feel. The new property will complement the existing 5,300 square foot office building on the property already that keeps in character with the funky village feel.

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This Saturday night, Roger Dean Stadium in Abaoca will be hosting a Tiki Bash. Come on out with your flip flops and Hawaiian shirts for a night of island themed events and promotions.

Starting at 5:30pm baseball and non-baseball fans alike will be able to enjoy reggae music, steel drums, tropically themed promotions, specialty island drinks, cheeseburgers, and more as the stadium will be turned into an island oasis all while watching the host Palm Beach Cardinals take on the Bradenton Marauders.

After the game, fans can enjoy a performance by the Floridian Band on the concourse level. Gates open at 5:30pm with first pitch taking place at 6:35pm. Tickets for the night are $8.50 for adults and $6.50 for children and seniors.

VIP packages are also available

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Tiger's last FedEx Cup title came in 2009. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

This week the PGA Tour returns to the Big Apple for the start of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. For the first time since 2009, the post season for the PGA Tour kicks off at Liberty National Golf Club, just across the river from New York City and the famed Manhattan skyline.

While the course has gone under a major renovation since 2009, one thing remains the same as the top golfers on tour return, and that’s the points leader. Just like in 2009, world number one Tiger Woods enters with the top spot in the FedEx Cup rankings.

The Jupiter Island resident comes into the playoffs with a 786 point lead over Matt Kuchar and will look to strengthen that lead even more with a strong

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“Operation Care for Heroes” sponsored a benefit for the U.S. War Dogs Association at the Square Grouper Tiki Bar and Castaways Marina in Jupiter last month.
The U.S. War Dogs Association, Operation Military Care K9 is facing major challenges to keep our Deployed Military Working Dog Teams supplied with what they need. Summertime heat can reach temperatures in excess of 140 degrees! They are in desperate need of cooling pads, K9 eye drops, “doggles”, boots for the dogs and cooling bandanas for the dogs and the handlers.  The U.S. government does not provide cooling products for the soldiers.  The military does not provide chew toys or treats for the canines.  The violence has led to loss of many soldiers’ lives, both human and canine.

The event raised…
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