January 2015

There are 69 blog entries for January 2015.


Lion Country Safari is widely known as Florida’s only drive-through safari, attracting visitors from all around the world and exhibiting over 900 animals. It is a one-stop trip, offering so much more than just animals viewings from inside of a car. There are also paddle boats, a ferry boat side, petting zoo, a merry-go-round, mini-golf, a small water park with slides, ferris wheel, restaurant and gift shop area, dinosaur section, maze, Lory bird feeding exhibit, giraffe feedings, camel rides, and so much more, all in West Palm Beach.

Lion Country Safari allows visitors to get up close and personal with its unique giraffe feeding experience. Visitors travel to the top of a large inclined ramp leading to a circular platform, at which place large

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 Square Grouper

For more than a decade, Square Grouper Tiki Bar, at 1111 Love Street on the Jupiter Inlet, has been known to be one of the most popular watering holes in South Florida. “It is the home of Alan Jackson’s, “Its 5 O’clock Somewhere” video with Jimmy Buffet, the Grand Slam/Castaways KDW, and Jupiter Billfish Fishing Tournaments.” Fundraising events happen frequently, I will always remember the sight and spectacle of soggy dogs enjoying a swim in the inlet during an animal fundraising happening. There is always something fun going on at The Square Grouper.

Jim Burg, the owner and manager of The Square Grouper, is looking to create another slice of paradise on the water off the south side of Fort Pierce Inlet, 1920 Seaway Drive in Saint Lucie County. He

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Once upon a time, Jupiter Land was sold for an amazing $1 per acre! It was the year 1815 when the King and Queen of Spain awarded Don Eusebio Gomez, a merchant/shipper and protector of St. Augustine, 12,000 acres for his services to the crown. This land bordered the Loxahatchee and Indian Rivers and also consisted of a barrier island nestled between the Jupiter and St. Lucie Inlet. Named “Jobe,” after the Roman mythology god, this area of land would later be known as the “Gomez Grant”, as it was granted clear title after all Spanish Land Grants were challenged by the U.S. Government when Florida officially became a U.S. territory.

In 1821, Mr. Gomez sold 8,000 acres to Joseph Delespine, and within a year Mr. Delespine sold 4,000 acres to Michael Lazarus

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Located in Jupiter, Florida is the sprawling community of Abacoa. Abacoa Real Estate is made up of over 15 unique subdivisions with individually styled homes all with their own flare. Some of the communities offer a Key West style, some offer a Mediterranean theme, others may be Victorian and the list goes on. Homes in Abacoa are available as single-family estates, town homes, villas and condominium style residences.

Abacoa offers an endless amount of neighborhood groups, clubs and events, offering unlimited chances for fun! Residents will have access to group activities ranging from fitness classes to painting. Surrounding Abacoa are some of the top rated schools in the area ranging from kindergarten to college. The Scripps Research center is

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StarbucksTo keep up with customer demands, Starbucks is adding an extra benefit to your daily coffee routine by adding charging stations to their locations. Almost all of us can relate to the daily hustle between work, errands, and meetings, shuffling the kids around and getting dinner on the table. With life speeding by we have adjusted to expect an instant answer to our problems. Anything slower than instant is just not fast enough for American life and that doesn’t leave much room for a dead smart phone. 

Starbucks has embraced the fast paced life most Americans enjoy by making its coffee shops a one-stop shop. Now you can energize your morning and your phone at the new, Starbucks charging stations. The globally famous coffee spot has already outfitted a many

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Wellington is a diverse village offering something for even the choosiest visitor.


Mall at Wellington Green

One of the most popular stops in Wellington is the Mall at Wellington Green, located in the heart of Palm Beach County. The Mall features such big-name retailers such as Dillard’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and JC Penney, as well as over 180 shops, plus a few restaurants. Kids especially enjoy the play area, which is a great place for moms to congregate, as there is a wide variety of seating available. A large food court rounds out one end of the mall, offering a Chik Fil A, McDonalds, Taco Bell, and Subway, to name a few.

Lion Country Safari

Florida’s only drive-through safari, Lion Country Safari is one of the most-loved destinations for families with

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palm beach art show
ArtPalmBeach is a worldwide contemporary art fair on South Florida’s Gold Coast by art influenced devotees and some detractors too. The Palm Beach County Convention Center is celebrating the 18th year of ArtPalmBeach combining, ceramics, sculptures, painting, photography and special creations that are one of a kind.

The show goes on for a five day period in West Palm Beach, Florida from January 21-25, 2015. This modern evolving event is the longest organized fair that is primarily dedicated to works of art from the 20th and 21st centuries, considering its in its 18th year. There will be international galleries of over 85 exhibits of unique designs to frequently view. Welcoming back this year will be over 60 returning visitors, to name a few are from

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New Laws in Florida for 2015
The New Year brought a few new laws to the state of Florida that affects household smoke detectors and car seats. 

The majority of smoke alarms installed in Florida homes are battery powered. As of January 1, 2015, battery operated smoke alarms can no longer be installed. Florida Building Code is implementing the new law and it requires homeowners without hardwired smoke detectors to install 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms in their homes. These long lived, battery smoke detectors contain lithium batteries, which cannot be tampered with or changed out to operate with other electronics in your home. The reason Florida Building Code has cracked down on smoke detector safety is due to the 114 people that were killed in fires last year. Over half of the

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Frenchman's Reserve Country Club is under new management.

Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development, and marketing has taken over the Palm Beach Gardens Club and will now manage the property.

The 18-hole Arnold Palmer designed golf course will be the at the center of the new management company considering Troon's rich history of golf course management.

Frenchman's Reserve Country Club is an exceptional private facility with an outstanding reputation," stated Jim McLaughlin, senior vice president, Troon Privé Operations. "We are honored to have been selected by them and are confident that our management practices will contribute positively to the experience at this widely renowned club."

Troon will do much more than just

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2oth annual FOTOfusion
A South Florida showcase for shutterbugs and camerapersons are welcome to join the expositions of multimedia and digital art. Pictures come alive while revealing the 20th Annual FOTOfusion, which is a five day festival taking place in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida. This year’s event is for amateur and professional photographers and includes Woman of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment, which is a National Geographic traveling exhibition, highlighting the influential photography of eleven award-winning female journalists.

FOTOfusion, January 20th -24th, offers a chance for individuals to learn from lectures/seminars by the top experts in the business and acquire more about the dexterity while crafting with hands on computer labs,…
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