May 2016

There are 49 blog entries for May 2016.


Last weekend across the state of Florida was the “Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival” hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The weekend is dedicated to getting local fishermen and avid boaters to take to the Floridian waters and help eradicate the invasive lionfish. 

The weekend long event that took place across the state was a huge success! More than 14,000 lionfish were removed statewide. “These numbers are a great example of the agency’s efforts to get the public educated about and involved in lionfish removal,” said Jessica McCawley, FWC's Division of Marine Fisheries Management director. “Events like this one will encourage continued involvement in proactively and successfully removing lionfish.” 

The lionfish is

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The North County Aquatic Complex is a great choice for parents to take their kids on a warm summer day in Florida. Located in Jupiter, the North County Aquatic Complex is an all-inclusive pool guaranteed to bring the fun. 

Spanning 4.15 acres, the complex offers a large swimming pool with lanes for lap swimming, a 50 meter heated swimming pool, a shallow wading pool for the little kids as well as one meter and three meter diving boards. There are always life guards on staff during pool hours. There are concession stands, boys and girls locker rooms with restrooms and showers. 

For more information about the North County Aquatic Complex in Jupiter, Florida, please call 561-645-0241. 

 

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Come fish and play for a great cause! A fishing tournament to benefit children with autism. The 1st Annual Anglers 4 Autism Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 21st at Jupiter Pointe Marina in Tequesta, Florida. All proceeds will directly benefit Autism Project of Palm Beach County, Renaissance Learning Academy, and The Learning Center at the Els Center of Excellence. For more information go to anglers4autism.com.

Captain’s Meeting
Friday, May 20, 2016 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Jupiter Pointe Bar & Grille
18701 SE Federal Hwy
Tequesta, FL 33469
Final rules and check out/check in procedures will be distributed.
Captain’s bags will be distributed.

Fishing Tournament
Saturday, May 21, 2016
6:30am – Visual Check out at Jupiter Inlet begins. It is each

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Enjoy live music by the Les Haber Sextet at the Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk in Jupiter. This event will feature over 45 local artisan booths, great food, beer and wine. The Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk is located under the Indiantown Road bridge at Coastal Way. This unique open, yet covered space is used for scheduled public events such as Town sponsored art/craft fairs, holiday celebrations, music/dance and food festivals.

Riverwalk offers an exceptional, waterside community gathering spot for shopping, dining, entertainment, and events. The Riverwalk is a recreational corridor that runs primarily along the eastern shoreline of the Intracoastal Waterway from the Jupiter Ridge Natural Area north to the Jupiter Inlet. Visitors are be able

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Adventure, learning and exploring await you at the Singer Island Outdoor Center at Phil Foster Park in Singer Island. Kayaking, paddle boarding, exploring, and snorkeling are just some of the things you will get to do when you visit the Singer Island Outdoor Center. 

The employees at the Park Concession are experts on adventure and take great pride in making sure each guest gets the most out of their experience at the Singer Island Outdoor Center. The park promises, “If its your first time, we pride ourselves in making sure everyone gets a good overview on paddling technique, safety instructions, and a trip plan so that you can explore the area with confidence and ease, no matter your experience level.” 

The Park Concession on Singer Island is

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Take an evening to enjoy nature at twilight hour with a bike ride through the tranquil Riverbend Park. The evening bike tours at Riverbend Park are led by a guide who specializes in Floridian wildlife to help you spot all of the special creatures along your tour. Bicycles are also available for rent. 

Riverbend Park is a beautiful park and preserve in west Jupiter. The park spans 665 acres and is home to a wide variety of Floridian wildlife and plants.  

Some of the features of the park include 7 miles of equestrian trails and special equestrian trailer parking, 10 miles of biking and walking trails throughout the pine forest and many designated picnic areas. There are three different picnic pavilions and regions spread out among the park which make

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Explore the famous Florida Everglades aboard a kayak at the Grassy Waters Preserve in West Palm Beach! Along with the knowledgeable tour guides at Grassy Waters Preserve you can discover and explore a whole new world of wildlife. 

Try the most popular programs offered by Grassy Waters Preserve which include one-, two-, and three-hour canoe and kayak trips, family dip-netting programs, off-boardwalk “swamp tromps,” and other environmental edification programs. These programs are open to people of all age groups so the tours are perfect for you and the kids or you and some adventurous friends. You will be fully immersed in the natural environment of south Florida while learning about the ecology and history of the landscape. 

The kayak cruises run

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This weekend at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Boca Raton is one of the most exciting and fun packed 5K’s you can do and its called FUN GLOW! Fun Glow 5k is a 3.1-mile run-taking place at night so you can get your glow on! Participants of Fun Glow 5K can walk, run or dance your way through the course. 

A live DJ will be spinning EDM music to encourage a highly energized atmosphere while fog machines; a laser light show, foam cannons and all around glow makes the run more like a party. There will be free glow sticks everywhere you turn as well body painting and tons of glow in the dark gear you can purchase to make your night light up even brighter. 

After the fun run, be sure you hang out for the unforgettable night of fun to come. There will be a

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Since the spring of 2013, food trucks have been taking over Abacoa every second Friday of the month in the form of a “Food Truck Invasion.”

This fun and delicious event is a must try in Jupiter. The locals and tourists alike have flocked to the food trucks in droves for the tasty delicacies they offer. Many of the trucks have been featured in top magazines, blogs and TV shows. Every month, the “invasion” brings a unique display of different food trucks each selling their own creations. 

Some of the different cuisines you will find include: American, Italian, Thai and French. All of them are usually a fusion of different cultures mixed and matched to create ridiculously, good combinations. Some of the things you might see include vegan tacos, fried

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Located just north of the Everglades in Boynton Beach, Florida is the Arthur R. Marshal Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is a dedicated organization that is devoted to preserving the wildlife of the Florida Everglades. 

What makes the Arthur R. Marshal Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge so special is that not only do they serve a great cause but it is a fun place to learn, visit and give back to our native environment. The refuge prides itself on preserving animals like the endangered snail kite, the wood stork and the formerly endangered American alligator. When you enter through the main entrance of the park you will be greeted by ample wildlife, beautiful greenery. Some of the things to do when you visit the park include a

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