March 2014

There are 19 blog entries for March 2014.

Palm Beach International Film Festival

Coming to the Palm Beaches from April 3rd through the 10th is the 19th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival. Make sure you come out and get a taste of Hollywood in sunny south Florida. The Palm Beach International Film Festival showcases hundreds of award winning films, directors, actors and industry professionals from around the world at their event. The annual event has been recognized with some of the best independent films and best parties in south Florida.

The festival kicks off with its opening night and in true Hollywood form they roll out the red carpet! This elite and private affair begins with a VIP party and a stroll down that famed red carpet. You will then watch some of the most popular films released this year. The unique mix

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The petition reached the required 100,000 required signatures and the goal was to “Make Opening Day a National Holiday”.   The petition was sent to President Barack Obama proclaiming that today, March 31, should be declared an official day of national observance in the United States.  March 31, being the opening day games in Major League Baseball.
The White House said it is not going to happen because of “a lack of authority to create holidays.”  In an online letter, the White House specified that it is up to Congress to make those decisions.  The 2013 World Series champions, the Boston Red Sox will be honored at the White House.

For many, opening day will remain a special day. Plenty of people take time off from work, others call in sick, and children…
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There is good news and not such good news when it comes to filing taxes this year.  The IRS has made home office deductions simpler, and increased the deduction for using your vehicle. Some information about virtual money you should be aware of too.   Here is a brief review of a few of the changes you should be aware of this year to discuss with your professional tax advisor or C.P.A.

New Bracket for Top-Income Households

If you have had a successful 2013—so successful, in fact, that you find yourself in the highest tax bracket—be prepared to pay more than you did last year. That is because in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, Congress created a 39.6 percent bracket for taxpayers whose adjusted gross income exceeds $400,000 for a single filer or

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Coming to Jupiter for three days of fun is the Jupiter Seafood Festival! This fun event kicks off on Friday, April 4 at 4pm and will continue until Sunday, April 6 at the Abacoa Town Center.  

The Seafood Festival flows through the streets of Abacoa’s Town Center. Thousands of people come out to eat the delicious and fresh seafood as well as shop the local art. Come out and try some of the best seafood in all of Palm Beach County. Bring your family and friends along to try some fresh oysters, conch fritters, island style conch salad, seafood paella and fish tacos! 

The event managers of the Jupiter Seafood Festival make sure that there will be tons of great seafood, awesome live music, family fun and so much more. This year they are even

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Fans of the television show “American Horror Story” will be pleased with new details about the upcoming season.  Co-creator Ryan Murphy announced via his Twitter account that the fourth season will be called “Freak Show” and take place during the 1950’s in the small town of Jupiter, Florida.

Set in the seaside Town of Jupiter, during the 50’s, Jessica Lange plays a German ex-patriot who manages one of the last freak shows in the United States.  She and her group of unusual performers are struggling to keep the carnival afloat.

Will “Freak Show” deliver as many thrills as last seasons “Coven”?  Time will tell.  Next season will feature the return of Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, and Angela Bassett.

The show, however, will film in New Orleans not Jupiter,…
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The 11th anniversary of TurtleFest 2014, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s largest annual festival, will take place Saturday, April 5, from 10:00 am – 6:00pm (rainday Sunday, April 6th).  Over 10,000 guests are expected at the FREE admission festival, which promotes conservation through interactions with threatened and endangered sea turtles, as well as art, music, shopping, games, educational presentations, a “global village”, and much more!

Come out and enjoy the music.  Great line-ups.:  a reggae band, a Tom Petty tribute band, a country band, a band that has opened for Jimmy Buffet numerous times and much, much more! Visit 


In addition to the music, a variety of great food and cold drinks will be offered. The festival will offer

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Palm Beach County offers the best of both worlds, with the sparkling blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the east, graceful ponies running out west of town and everything in between.  Here you will find your niche – golf, tennis, boating, polo, country club living.  Anything you desire is available in Palm Beach County, even a residential community where you can land your personal aircraft at your own home!  South Florida is not just about the sparkling blue water and sandy beaches, this area has some of the most prized farms and ranches on the coast.

What started as the “world’s largest strawberry patch” in the 1950’s has evolved into a renowned equestrian community.  Wellington is located just 20 minutes from world class shopping and dining on Worth…
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On Saturday, March 29th, the Village of North Palm Beach will be hosting its annual Heritage Day Parade and Festival.

The festivities will get under way at 11am starting with the parade. The parade will start at Village Hall and is scheduled to travel north on Eastwind Drive, west of Lighthouse Drive, and south on Anchorage Drive, before finally finishing at Anchorage Park. Anchorage Park will be the location of the Heritage Festival. The festival will take place from 12-8pm and will feature carnival rides, games, live bands, carnival rides, a buisness exp, and food and beverage vendors.

Admission to all the events are free and the parade can be viewed from anywhere along the parade route. A writsband can be purchased for unlimited carnival

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Spring officially starts this week so swing by and see some “spring training” at Roger Dean Stadium in Abacoa, Jupiter.  The Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals spring train in the striking stadium that was built in 1998.  Choose from luxury box seating, or two levels of permanent seating, plenty of parking and delicious concessions offering gourmet options to hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jacks.

Roger Dean Stadium is the only stadium in Florida to host two major league baseball teams for spring training:  Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals.  The stadium also hosts four minor league teams: Jupiter Hammerheads, Palm Beach Cardinals, Gulf Coast Cardinals, and Gulf Coast Marlins.  All the teams share the main stadium where games are played.  However,…
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A lot of discussions and meetings about the redevelopment of the Jupiter Inlet Village have caused the Town Council to pause and revisit their approach for the area of Guanabanas, Square Grouper, Bubba Gump’s, Harbourside Place, etc.  Their vision is of “a pedestrian-friendly, vibrant, commercial environment that provides public access to the Inlet Village and its waterfront”.

The Town Council has listened to the feedback from the community during discussions about the proposed parking garage and parking scenarios.  The evolving process has led to the withdrawal of the parking garage in favor of a proposed parking lot on Parkway Street.  The lot takes place of a 3 to 4 story-parking garage, if approved on April 1; the lot will provide 300 parking spaces…
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