July 2015

There are 33 blog entries for July 2015.

The West Palm Beach TV market had the highest numbers for any market in the United States for the 2015 Open Championship.

Despite the Open Championship being aired on cable on ESPN, the 39th TV market in the country posted a 2.9 rating, two tenths of a point higher than the second rated market, Louisville, KY (2.7).

Nationally, ESPN had a 1.4 overall U.S. rating, which was up 24% from 2014 when Palm Beach Gardens resident Rory Mcllroy won by two shots over Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia.

Even the weather delays the plagued the majority of the tournament didn’t stop golf fans from tuning in to see if Jordan Spieth was going to get one step closer to the single season grand slam. Saturday’s 1.2 national rating was up 33% from 2014 and Sunday’s third

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Taking place at the iconic Sailfish Marina on Singer Island, is the Sunset Celebration. Every Thursay evening you can walk along the sunset lit marina to see local artists, vendors and their products. From unique blown glass to wooden sculptures and pottery, silver and gold jewelry all set up along the backdrop of the water and beautiful peanut island!  Another special event taking place at the Sunset Celebration, www.sailfishmarina.com, are the live musicians, like the amazing Clark Rodriguez, signing and playing his guitar.  You’ll hear sounds of your favorite Jimmy Buffet inspired tunes or steel drums playing on the boardwalk as the sun sets colorfully in the western sky. You or your little ones might also spot lazy pelicans bobbing around in the

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Every summer in July, locals and visitors alike flood the waters of south Florida for the opening of Lobster Mini Season. The lobster mini season always falls on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July. This year the mini season falls on July 29th and 30th.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservative Commission regulates the season and the rules must be followed (but fun and getting lots of tasty lobster is encouraged)!

The rules for the 2015 Lobster Mini Season are as follows:

-Bag Limit: 6 lobsters per person, per day for Monroe County and Biscayne Park. 12 per person, per day for the rest of Florida.
-Possession Limit on the Water: Equal to the daily bag limit.
-Possession Limit off the Water: Equal to the daily bag limit on the first day,

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Sailfish Marina and Resort is hosting its third year celebrating an event: Singer Island Spiny LobsterFest, on August 8th, 2015.

This year the event will be benefitting, the West Palm Beach Fishing Club (WPBFC) that has been established since 1934 with a mission to: “Fill a community need by supporting education, conservation and historic preservation programs that have a lasting beneficial impact on the youth, marine resources and history of Palm Beach County and beyond.”

On Singer Island, Florida, The Spiny Lobsterfest is an annual pet and family friendly event filled with lots of enthusiastic locals ready to kick off regular lobster season. Sailfish Marina is setting up about 10 food stations with fresh lobster cooked in delicious ways, there

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Fishing Report - 7.24.15

Winds are West at 10-20 mph and weather is predicted to have scattered storms continue throughout the weekend during the afternoon and evening hours. The moon is proposed to get a slightly larger each night and that is good broadcast for the wahoo bite as it should continue to improve with the moon.

If you are searching the fast paced wahoo, seek them in the early mornings and then again late in the afternoon along the 120’ ledge from Jupiter to Palm Beach Inlets. During the peak of the sunshine, Wahoo’s are going into deeper depths at about 200-500’ during mid-day. The best bet for hooking up a ‘hoo is trolling at high speed or sending split tails down deep. Also, the bulk of the action is at the 120’ ledge and

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Graph courtesy of: Commerce Department

Mid-way into 2015 and the American housing market is continuing to boom. Of late, new construction and building permits have been sky rocketing. Over the past year, building permit applications have risen 30%, an incredible advance compared to years past.

There are a few factors leading experts to believe that housing starts will only continue to rise in the upcoming months. Some of these factors influencing the promising stats include; a currently robust inflation and a recent rise in homebuilder sentiment. Home builder sentiment is a homebuilders' confidence in the market for new homes. The level of home builder sentiment in the United States is back up to levels not seen since the height of the housing boom a

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Found in the highly desirable city of Palm Beach Gardens is a brand-new and beautiful community called Alton. Designed by Kolter Homes, Alton will feature over 1 square mile of luxury homes, hotel, shops and retail businesses as well as 136 acres of lush parks, lakes, nature preserves and open space.

Comprised of 2,000 single and multifamily homes, 700 apartments and 300 hotel rooms, Alton offers something for every lifestyle. Alton also offers over 500,000 square feet of retail space and also include up to 3.8 million square feet of biotech and office space for the future expansion of the Scripps Research Institute.

This incredible community is intended to offer a cutting edge and superb level of living with an energetic community atmosphere unlike

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Just around the reef, BugFest will feature a full week series of events centered around South Florida’s Spiny Lobster Mini Season that is held on July 29th and 30th. The event is called BugFest because divers commonly refer to Florida spiny lobsters as "bugs”.

BugFest-By-The-Sea, located in Lauderdale By The Sea, from July 24th –Auguest 1, 2015. BugFest-By-The-Sea will have contests for lobster hunters and workshops and seminars as well as social events for fun! This lobster event will be giving away $15,000 in cash, prizes and some dive gear. To register for the Bug Hunt is $20 and you may catch spiny lobsters off the coast of Palm Beach, Broward or Miami-Dade Counties. Unlike in the Florida Keys, the bag limit daily for these lobsters are 12

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This time of year in South Florida, locals are invited to get their zen on at the annual pamper fest known as Miami Spa Month, which actually lasts two months, July and August. Miami Spa Month offers spa specials and discounted treatments at over 30 Miami-Dade world class spas.

You may be avoiding South Florida’s heat, but skipping out on the summer month’s means you are missing out on the best times of the year for pamper fests like Miami Spa Month. What a better way to chill at a wonderful resort and get a special massage or facial while spending the rest of the day lounging poolside or enjoying other resort facilities. Indulge in the highest standards of pampering and rejuvenating special treatments for as low as $99. Some spa month pricing will have

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Now in its third season, critically-acclaimed Chicago Repertory Ballet has proven a strong and exceptional reputation in today’s dance community. The Chicago Repertory Ballet offers a variety of performances but has dedicated its choreography to a contemporary style.

They have been acclaimed for their works in ballet and described as a “contemporary choreographic voice and incomparable ability for storytelling. The Chicago Repertory Ballet seeks to foster emerging artists and engage the community at large,” by the Chicago Tribune.

The company's interesting, modern style integrates classical movement with contemporary choreography and dramatic storytelling. A series of four short ballets are paired with the program's centerpiece, "The Four Seasons."

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