February 2016

There are 75 blog entries for February 2016.


There is something for everyone at the Florida Oceanographic Society, from young to “young at heart”.  Take a scenic ride from the Jupiter area to Hutchison Island in Stuart, FL and see the 57-acre nature center.  The nature center is positioned between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River.

This year at the Martin County Fair the Florida Oceanographic Society presented hands-on demonstrations with sharks, stingrays, turtles, oysters and more.   If you did not have an opportunity to get out seeing the exhibit at the Martin County Fair visit the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center and feed the resident stingrays, explore the “touch tank” and closely observe a feeding frenzy in the 750,000 gallon “Gamefish Lagoon”.

This nonprofit organization

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Perhaps in South Florida the weather is a bit cool, say 70 degrees, obviously much too cool on a winter day to hit the beach or the waterways.  It would be a great opportunity to try something a little different.   Pull the trigger and consider a shotgun sport at one of the many sporting clubs in the area.

The National Sporting Federation defines sporting clays as “a challenging clay target game designed to simulate a variety of field shooting situations. On sporting clays course shooters are presented with a wide variety of targets that duplicate the flight path of birds, such as flushing, crossing, incoming and other angling shots.”

South Florida Shooting Club is one of the best shooting clubs in South Florida.  Only a forty-five minute drive

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This weekend enjoy fresh seafood, live music and entertainment for the whole family. The 2016 Jupiter Seafood Festival will take over Carlin Park Saturday, February. 20, and Sunday, February. 21, with a variety of foods from local restaurants. The Jupiter Seafood Festival will have local, fresh seafood, including crawfish, mussels, crab cakes, and scallops. Vendors will be there selling everything from nautical art and apparel to jewelry and home decor accessories.

The 2016 Jupiter Seafood Festival Music Line Up is:

DAY ONE: Saturday, February 20th
11am Bryce Allyn Trio - Reggae
2pm Sierra Band Classic - Rock
5pm County Line Road - Country
8pm Hells Bells AC/DC - Tribute Band

DAY TWO: Sunday, February 21st
11am The Helmsman - Reggae
2pm Andrew

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved extensive changes to restructure bass rules and guidelines as well as increase the effectiveness.

Operational on July 1, 2016, the new black bass conservation measures is authorized. On that date, freshwater anglers will be allowed to keep smaller largemouth bass. The perimeter of the bass’s length and many other specific rules for several different bodies of water will be reduced. “The intent is to simplify existing rules and increase abundance of larger bass statewide,” said Tom Champeau, director of the Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management.

Black bass are one of the most popular freshwater fish in Florida; they celebrated for its “trophy” potential.  These fisheries have

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Photo courtesy of Town of Jupiter.

This week, February 17, 2016, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host a public meeting on the replacement of the US 1 Bridge, connecting the Town of Jupiter to the Village of Tequesta.  The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Jupiter Community Center. 

The bridge, constructed in 1958, spans over the Loxahatchee River and Intracoastal Waterway.  It has been deemed "structurally deficient and functionally obsolete".  In September of 2014, the bridge was structurally checked out and received "substandard sufficiency ratings providing justification for replacement". 

Back in 2013 a $16 million rehab of the bridge was taken into consideration.  Replacing the 50 plus year old

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According to a report from Golf Digest, two of the top local golfers facing off in a prime time, made for tv event in June. 

Palm Beach Gardens resident Rory Mcllroy and Loxahatchee River resident Rickie Fowler will face off under the lights on Tuesday, June 7th at Detroit Golf Club. The match will begin at 7:00pm, and despite the sun staying out later in the summer, most of the back nine will be played under the lights. The Golf Channel will air the first two hours of covereage with CBS airing the final two hours.

Rory (ranked 3rd in the world) and Fowler (ranked 4th in the world) will be joined by celebrities in the match, but the format has not been decided yet.

The event will take place two days after the Memorial at Muirfield Village in

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Help the Jupiter Craft Brewers Festival become #1 beer fest in the entire country!
Click on the USA Today link and Vote Here ---> http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-beer-festival/field-of-beers-jupiter-fla/

A competition for some of the finest craft brewers in America will be chosen by beer experts. According to the USA Today’s 10 Best readers’ choice survey for the best beers in the nation selected ‘Field of Beers as one of the finalists!

A Jupiter, Florida local beer event is running for recognition as one of the best beer fests out there, Jupiter Craft Brewers Festival is kept moderately small with only 500 tickets available. “It’s part of the quaintness, if you will, Andrewlevich said. It's held at Roger Dean Stadium in Abacoa where the

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Held at Arthur R. Marshall on February 20, 2016, theming for the Everglades Day Festival is “Song of the Everglades.” The festival will be celebrating its 100 years of the Migratory Bird Treaty and famous Florida singers/songwriters Dale Crider and Rod MacDonald, this festival is dedicated to learning and having fun.

The Everglades is full of life and serves as a protector for the numerous rare and endangered species such as the manatees, turtles and the Florida panther. This ecosystem foes back a few million years and is so unique and unlike anywhere else in this world. The unparalleled landscape in Miami, Florida’s backyard consists of wet land, hammocks, mangrove swamps and estuaries.  With all the abundance of wildlife, the area has so much

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Valentine’s Day is February 14 each year and observed in honor of the Feast of Saint Valentine. Who is this Saint Valentine and where did the customs come from?

The roots of Valentine’s Day stem from an ancient Roman fertility festival celebrated during February 13 - 15.  The present day Valentine’s holiday is a blending of ancient Roman and Christian traditions.  Shakespeare and Chaucer romanticized love in their writings.  Handmade paper cards with proclamations of love became “tokens du jour in the Middle Ages”.

February is considered the most romantic month of the year.  According to the Greeting Card Association 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards will exchanged.  Valentine’s Day falls second only to Christmas for highest number of cards

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On Tuesday, the Arnold Palmer Invitational announced its early list of commits for the 2016 edition of the event and for the second straight year, Palm Beach Gardens resident Rory Mcllroy will headline the list of entrants at Bay Hill.

After having skipped the Orlando event put on by Arnold Palmer for the beggining of his professional career, Mcllroy decided to add the event to his 2015 schedule and finished in a tie for 11th at 11-under par.

“It’s been a longtime coming,” Rory said at his Wednesday press conference before last year's event. “I haven’t played this tournament for a few reasons over the past few years but it’s nice that it was able to fit in the schedule. I really like the course and I feel like it really sets up well for me.”

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