July 2014

There are 43 blog entries for July 2014.


Will All Aboard Florida be stopped in their tracks? New high-powered group formed to stop the train.  The recently formed Citizens Against Rail Expansion (CARE FL) has joined the campaign to combat the proposed passenger trains and increased freight trains running through our area. CARE FL hired a highly skilled Washington D.C. attorney with experience in fighting rail projects.

“The more opposition the better,” said a K.C. Taylor, a representative from Not All Aboard.  Not All Aboard collected nearly 20,000 signatures on their online petition and in person.  “I’m excited there’s another group that’s going to spread awareness.”

A recent letter to Governor Rick Scott outlining the environment, quality of life, and safety related concerns of the

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Country Vocal & Performance Contest

Are you an aspiring country singer who wants to take their hobby or career to the next level? Well, here is your chance to shine and become the next country star. Encore Entertainment at the Firedogs Saloon in Fort Lauderdale has created this 12 week competition. It has some of the elements of the notorious television shows such as The Voice and American Idol but limits the music genre to only country music. The competition acts just like the television shows which have blind judging, as well as the audience’s vote and comments from the judges on each of performances. This will determine who moves forward in the competition.
This is a chance for someone to get noticed and also may be able to take an active role in…
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Imagine walking beneath a vibrant canopy of orchids along the streets line byt the glistening Intercostal waters. Your senses will be filled with splashes of yellow sunflowers, rainbows of fruits and vegetables, smells of fresh baked goods and the sound of local music filling the air. This is just an idea of some of the sensations you’ll experience at the West Palm Beach Green Market. If you haven’t been to it on a Saturday yet, it is safe to say you’re missing out. It is held at 101 South Flagler Drive on the West Palm Beach Waterfront. Over 60 vendors represent their farm garden-fresh produce, hand made art and vivacious flowers at the Green Market.  If you have some great ideas to add to the market or want to be a vendor there is room for you too! 

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Weekly Fishing Report 7.11.14
OFFSHORE –Along with the South Florida heat, the dolphin bite is red hot right now, off the Coast of Palm Beach County from Jupiter to Boca Raton. In Jupiter, the best depths of catching these bulls seem to be in 260-280 feet and around 500 feet because of the really nice weed lines gaining together in those ranges.
Sailfish have been reported in 200-300 feet from the Lake Worth/Palm Beach Inlet; Kingfish are also running in 95-105 feet.
On the bottom floor, yellowtail, mangrove and vermilion snapper are chewing in 75-95 feet along with the occasional mutton snapper. Red Grouper are showing up, however, most of them are undersized.
It has been a mixed bag off Boynton Beach, with kingfish, dolphin, blackfin tuna, cobia and

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Jupiter’s Carlin Park will be cloaked in mystery July 12-15 and July 19-22 for the 12th Shakespeare by the Sea Festival.  The Seabreeze Amphitheater will be transformed into a deserted island for this adaptation of the Shakespeare classic comedy of the “Twelfth Night” as it is reimagined with a contemporary twist.

Although the “Twelfth Night” is being revisited again at the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival after 22 years “ this production promises to be more complex than ones done in the past” according to Executive Producer Kermit Chrisman.  They have infused the concept of plane crashes and landing in the setting of the 400-year-old classic tale, on a deserted island theme.  A must see concept.

While diverging from the original setting, the play

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4 Teams – 1 City

Sat., July 12, 10:00 a.m. – Sun., July 13 10:00 a.m. | 222 N. Pompano Beach Blvd.

This weekend, on the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier, The Heartbeat Foundation is bringing a non-profit and free admission for a two-day event to celebrate the World Soccer Championship games. The attractions will include the live broadcast on gigantic LED screens of the final two games of the World Soccer Tournament from Brazil, live entertainment from multicultural musicians, exhibits, food from all countries and foot volley tournament will keep the crowd on their toes.

Pompano Beach is inviting all Broward residents and visitors from all nations to join together and celebrate on the beach. LS Events and the Heartbeat Foundations are responsible for the…
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Big Dog Ranch Rescue and Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center is putting on the annual Big Dog Fat Cat fishing tournament on July 11-12 at Sailfish Marina to help raise money and save our furry friends.
It is estimated that each year approximately 3.7 million dogs and cats are suffering in our nation's shelters, more than 10,000 animals a day. Due to the down economy, shelters have increased their majority of animals by 20%. The vast majority of the proceeds from the Big Dog Fat Cat KDW Shootout will help our local pet population by donating to the Big Dog Ranch Rescue and Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center.
With your fishing skills and a fun day out on the water with friends and family, you can help the animals that deserve the best possible care. You

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In addition to Florida’s gorgeous beaches, beautiful weather, excellent theatres and art, the Sunshine State offers even more … local breweries and pubs offering craft beer.

What is better than near perfect weather and bluest, blue water and white sand beaches? Actually, not much, but Florida’s craft beer industry consists some of the best brewers.  This is not just about beer, its craft beer!  There are close to 100 breweries and brewpubs around the state.  Florida is a craft beer drinker’s paradise.

Florida pours have been getting quite a bit of national attention.  Tequesta Brewing Company, located at 287 U.S. Highway One, Tequesta is South Florida’s first microbrewery.  The Village of Tequesta is proud of its stunning residential communities

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Stand up Paddle Boards (SUP) has gained immense popularity throughout the waters of South Florida. South Florida has beautiful sandy beaches that stretch along the Atlantic coastline offering incredible Stand up Paddle Boarding opportunities. The pristine inland waters are a perfect background for touring, training, racing or one of the favorites of sports SUP fishing. These vessels are not boats and are more versatile than surfboards, offering many advantages for anglers, other nature lovers and fitness buffs.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding provides anglers and other nature lovers access through the shallow waters that are inaccessible to reach by boat and provide an higher angle of vision to be able to sight fish or other natural creatures luring through

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ADMIRALS COVE East Course reopened a short time ago and the rough is substantially thicker and longer. Over the past three months, they have increased fertilizing the golf courses to improve plant health. One of the drawbacks of this is rapidly growing turf in addition to thicker and denser turf.

Admirals Cove golf course maintenance professionals state, “we are mowing it as diligently as we can (including adding additional mowers to our normal rotation). It takes seven days to mow the entire rough. Once we have finished this most recent round of mowing, we will lower the mowers by a 1/4”. After completing each mowing, the objective it to reach 2.25-2.50” in height.”

In fact, golf maintenance has been mowing daily while the course was closed. However, due…
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