August 2013

There are 42 blog entries for August 2013.


Good news, and obvious to see with cranes in the air, that areas in Palm Beach County are starting to recover from a bit of a growth lull.  A population projection for Palm Beach County, which has 1.3 million residents, predicts a rise of nearly 10 percent by the end of the decade.

These population projections are a planning tool for local public agencies and not necessarily a forecast of future economic conditions.  It does indicate that based on the current zoning and land use allowances, the counties seven largest cities are projected to remain steady until 2035 as indicated by the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research.

Census figures show a steady increase in the number of people moving into Palm Beach County.  In particular,…
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The International Tennis Federation's Seniors World Championships will be coming to Palm Beach County next spring with four of the eight venues located in Palm Beach Gardens. Final agreements have not been signed yet for the two week tournament, but the website for the International Tennis Federation notes that tennis clubs in Palm Beach Gardens are confirmed venues.

Scheduled for April 21 through May 4 2014, the tournament will bring about 1,600 players from 38 countries to Palm Beach County and is expected to generate as much as $2.5 million is economic activity for the county. In addition to the financial benefits, the tournament will attract international media coverage that would promote Palm Beach Gardens and Palm Beach County as a tennis

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A 352-pound female loggerhead sea turtle, who rehabilitated at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, returned to her rightful home this week.  Biologists from Inland Research Group discovered “Big Mama” in the St. Lucie Power Plant Intake Canal with an injury to her shell.  They contacted the staff at renowned marine life center for help.

Charles Manire, staff veterinarian and Director of Research & Rehabilitation is quoted as saying, “we are not sure where the wound originated, but it extends all the way down her coelomic cavity, which is close to her lung.”  

Upon reaching Loggerhead, “Big Mama” was nearly 50 pounds under weight and may have recently nested.  They found that she was carrying eggs via an

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The East Coure driving range at Admirals Cove will re-open this Saturday, August 17th with some new hours and policies.

The driving range will be open every day from 9am to 5pm and will be restricted to mats only. Hitting off the turf areas is strictly prohibited. In addition, the chipping green, putting green, and the east course itself is till off limits to all players until the scheduled re-opening date.

The East Course has been closed for repairs and maintenance and is scheduled to re-open on August 26. For more information on property listings in Admirals Cove, contact Rob Thomson and the rest of the Admirals Cove team at (561) 743-0344 or

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A new equestrian trail will be opening on Saturday in Jupiter Farms at 9am. The one mile trail will link Riverbend Park and Jupiter Farms Road.

Open to horseback riders from sunrise to sunset, the trail will have free access at Jupiter Farms road approximately a half-mile south of Indiantown Road. A ceremony is scheduled for Saturday morning at the equestrian staging area in Riverbend Park. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

Jupiter Farms is one of the largest equestrian areas in South Florida and feature several horse trails and equestrian parks. For more information on the new horse trail and the opening ceremony visit

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A marketing survey released last year showed 45 percent of respondents would use PBIA most of the time if it had more direct flights, specifically to California and New York. The survey of the airports coverage area was done to identify “ways to stem the tide of passengers shifting to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando International airports.”  

The victory for PBIA, according to airport officials, was when American Airlines announced last Friday that it would add a nonstop flight to LAX. 

For the first three months, rates will be offered most non-holiday weeks at $294 round trip! If you are looking to get out of Jupiter...or come in from L.A., you can't beat the price of the ticket. Please visit American Airlines Flight Reservations.

American Airlines is receiving…
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After conducting the 2012 event without a title sponsor, the World Challenge has finally found one. Northwestern Mutual has signed on as the title sponsor of the event that is run by the Tiger Woods Foundation. The limited field event will be held December 5-8 at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California.

Also announced Wednesday were the commitments from some of the top golfers in the world including Jupiter Island resident and tournament host Tiger Woods and Palm Beach Gardens resident Rory Mcllroy. They along with defending champion Graeme McDowell will make up part of the 18-man field.

"Northwestern Mutual has been an excellent partner over the years, and we are pleased they will be the title sponsor of

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If you are looking for a great way to indulge on all the ice cream you can eat, The Ultimate Gourmet Ice Cream Social is for you! The big tasting takes place at PGA National Resort & Spa, 400 Avenue of the Champions, in Palm Beach Gardens on August 17, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Food historians tell us the history of ice cream began with ancient flavored ices.  The Chinese are credited with creating the first ice creams as early as 3000 BC.   Marco Polo brought the tasty delicacy to Italy and often cited for introducing us to the first “iced creams”.  The ice creams we love today were concocted in Italy in the 17th century.

Many years ago, during the warm summer month’s people would put sweet cream, or freshly made warm custard in ice to cool. The…
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Football season is right around the corner and the town of Jupiter is making preparations to take fans to one of this year’s Miami Dolphins game.

The town is sponsoring a bus trip to see the Miami Dolphins take on the division rival New England Patriots on December 15 at Sun Life Stadium. Kickoff for the game is at 1pm with the bus leaving the community center on North Military Trail at 9:30am.

The cost of the trip is $130 for Jupiter residents and $160 for nonresidents and includes the game ticket, round trip coach bus transportation, and pregame tailgate refreshments.

To purchase tickets to watch the Miami Dolphins in action with your fellow South Florida residents call the Jupiter Community Center at (561) 741-2400 or

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Nearly 600 water skiers from 42 states will descend upon West Palm Beach starting Tuesday for the 71st GOODE Water Ski National Championships.

Sponsored by the nonprofit group USA Water Ski, the GOODE Water Ski National Championships is billed as the largest water ski tournament in the world and will have athletes competing for national titles in slalom, tricks, and jumping.

This year will mark the 13th time that Okeeheelee Park will host the event due in large part to its five lakes. It has also been held in Illinois, California, and Texas.

Taking place Tuesday through Saturday, the five day event is free and open to the public. For more information on the GOODE Water Ski National Championships, visit

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