October 2013

There are 17 blog entries for October 2013.

Concept photo courtesy of Town of Jupiter.

Many locals have been asking the question “why do we need a parking garage in charming Jupiter Inlet Village?”  The answer comes from Jupiter’s Town Council.  Several years ago, the Town Council put into place planning policies that would support a development pattern for our funky fishing village.  The idea was to fill the quaint area with limited height buildings, no taller than 3.5 stories. Additionally, the idea was to maintain the smaller, narrower streets with on street parking with different architectural designs for a variety of businesses and residential units keeping the “funky feel”.

When the Town Council met with the Community Redevelopment Agency, an important consideration was to minimize the potential…
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As anyone who lives in Palm Beach County knows, our beloved sea turtles are actively protected.  Raising awareness during nesting season is crucial to their survival.  The sea turtles recently received a tremendous amount of exposure this nesting season thanks to a series of events known as “Art Arribada”.
An “arribada” is a large aggregation of sea turtles coming ashore together to nest at the same time and the same place. The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens, and PNC Bank collaborated with Loggerhead Marine Life Center, Juno Beach, to raise funds for the center and important environmental programs. On display were fiberglass sea turtle sculptures, each created by students of participating high schools in Palm Beach County.  They were to transform the…
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While the 2014 PGA Tour season kicked off this weekend with its new wrap-around schedule at the Frys.com Open, hundreds of golfs around the country tried to get one step closer to playing on the Tour with the first stage of Qualifying School. After Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach hosted on the pre-qualifying events, Quail Valley Golf Club in Vero Beach played as one of the first stage hosts.

Jupiter resident Dan Berger won medalist honors at the first stage and got one step closer to earning a web.com Tour card. Punching his ticket to the second stage, Berger shot a three day total of 14-under par and winning by two strokes over Palm Beach Gardens resident Sunny Kim. Kim will also move on to the second stage

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Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate announced the award nominees for the 18th Annual Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference with the debut of four new awards including Best App, Best Digital Marketing, Significant Sales Award, and Master Networker.  Waterfront Properties and Club Communities, Managing Partner, Rob Thomson has been honored with a nomination for the prestigious Master Networker award.  The awards are given to the Luxury Real Estate member or company who demonstrate excellence in said category.

The Fall Conference is held at the Ritz Carlton Buckhead, in Atlanta on October 6 – 9, 2013 and is one of the largest luxury specific real estate conferences in the world.  This conference is an opportunity for the finest luxury real estate brokers in the…
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Image courtesy of Riverwalk Events Plaza.

Harvest festivals are traditionally held on or near the Sunday of the Harvest Moon.  This full moon occurs closest to the autumn equinox (about September 23). In two years out of three, the Harvest moon comes in September, but in some years in occurs in October.   The word harvest is from the Old English word “haerfest”, meaning autumn.  It came to refer to the season for reaping and gathering grain and other grown products. 

Here in the Jupiter/Tequesta area during harvest season the Town of Jupiter organizes Harvest Fest.  This year it is on Saturday, October 5, 2013 and is located under the Indiantown Road Bridge at US 1 at the Riverwalk Events Plaza from 1:00pm – 6:00pm.  Fun for the entire family! 

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Jack Nicklaus has certainly left his stamp on the game of golf over the years. One of the best golfers every to play professionally, the Lost Tree resident holds the record for most major wins in a career at 18. In addition to his many accolades and place in the World Golf Hall of Fame, Nicklaus has been very active in golf course design since retiring. He has designed and built courses all over the world including the Bears Club in Jupiter and Murfield Village in Ohio, home to this week's Presidents Cup matches. Nicklaus can now add golf ball designer to all his other accolades as well.

The 18-time major winner announced on Monday that he is throwing his hat into the golf ball business with his release of the Nicklaus

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October is also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer awareness month.  It is an annual international campaign health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October worldwide to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.

Waterfront Properties and Club Communities is making a difference in our community against cancer.  One step at a time, with a opening donation of $10,000 to Susan G. Komen, South Florida Waterfront hopes to help heighten awareness about early detection and screening, improve treatment methods or help local people have a greater chance of survival.  All of the Waterfront Properties associates and employees will be in their “pink…
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