May 2016

There are 49 blog entries for May 2016.

One of the huge draws to our gorgeous area is, of course, the weather. And given the fact that, according to the New York Times, 8% of all Floridians were born in New York, 4% in Pennsylvania, and 8% in the rest of the Northeast, this is no surprise. In fact, approximately 50,000 New Yorkers move to Florida every year, simply because they are fed up with harsh northern winters. In February of 2015, for example, the average daily temperature in New York was 24.1 degrees, with a fresh new batch of sleet arriving in March.

Not in Florida! The Sunshine State’s average February low in Jupiter is 59 degrees, while the average high is 77. This comes just a month after January, the coolest month of the year, with an average low of 57 and an average high of

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Jack Nicklaus, who is known as one of the greatest golfers to ever play the game as well as an acclaimed golf course designer, is adding video game creator to his list of accolades.

The 18 time major winner and North Palm Beach resident has launched Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf, which has been described as the "most realistic golf computer game the market has ever seen". Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf will allow golfers and gaming enthusiast to design, and play on, their own custom golf courses, just like Nicklaus has been doing for the past five decades.

“We have developed a number of innovative technologies bringing together the virtual and real worlds into a seamless environment,” said Robert Samuels, the Chairman and CEO of Perfect Golf. “We are

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When you think of south Florida you often think of boating, waterfront dining and sensational tropical cuisines. Why not have all in one experience? You can with a yacht cruise in Delray Beach. A night on the town will be a whole new experience in Delray Beach as you sail on the tranquil waters of the Intracoastal Waterway on the Lady Delray and the Lady Atlantic. 

Start your evening with a refreshing cocktail and some hors d'oeuvres aboard one of these beautiful cruising yachts. The views will be incredible as you pass some of the most desirable real estate available along Delray’s waterfront. The tours are two hours long and are narrated to give you an enriched experience. On some nights you on board a Delray Beach Yacht Cruise you may even be lucky

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Taking place today, May 6th through Sunday, May 8th is the West Palm Beach Antiques Festival. The West Palm Beach Antiques Festival is a monthly event and is the largest monthly event in Florida. 

The show got its start from a local couple originally from Ohio who had a great love for antiques. The show has grown over the years to accommodate hundreds of vendors offering their unique treasures from all of the nation and world. if you love to collect antiques or are looking for a special accent piece for your home, come check out the West Palm Beach Antiques Show.  

The show takes place at the South Florida Fairgrounds from 9am until 5pm each day, except for Sunday when it closes at 4:30. Other ticket prices include general admission options at

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TAKE A KID MOUNTAIN BIKING DAY! FREE Family Biking and BBQ EVENT
Saturday, May 7, 2016
9:00am – 1:00pm
 
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Hobe Sound, Florida
Camp Murphy
Off-Road MTB Trails 

Kids 6 & Under
9:30am - 10:30pm
Bicycle Treasure Hunt on Little Bobcat (children’s trail)

Kids 7 & Over
10:00am - 11:30pm
Tortoise & Hare
Your child must be able to ride on 2 wheels for these trails.
The treasure chests will be beside the trails, where kids can easily find their treats.

Guided Rides for ALL ages are available anytime during the event.
Lunch 11:30am - 12:30pm
Raffle Drawing 12:30pm
Win bikes and more. Must be present to win.

This is a FREE Event but there is a Park Entrance Fee of $6.00 per vehicle.
Help Promote Outdoor Family Fun!
All children

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Get Your Tickets Now!  Saturday, May 14, 2016 the Annual Friends of Jupiter Beach (FJB) Food & Wine Festival at Jupiter’s Riverwalk Events Plaza is from 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Join Honorary Chairs, Mo & Sally from KOOL 105.5 for an incredible afternoon with supporters of FJB, conservationists and beach lovers.  Come and enjoy your favorite foods, wines and other beverages from local restaurants. The festival will feature more than 45 vendors. 100% of the proceeds support Friends of Jupiter Beach. Founded in 1994, Friends of Jupiter Beach is a volunteer-driven nonprofit community service organization that works to keep Jupiter Beach clean and dog-friendly. Since the group began recording garbage weight in 2006, FJB has collected more than 65,000 lbs. of

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Tomorrow, May 3rd the Gardens Mall, in Palm Beach Gardens, and all of its stores are going to be making a difference in the community. The retailers are partaking in the Great Give to benefit the Palm Beach and Martin County pop-up shops and corporate pledges. The Gardens Mall is also donating $1 for every “like” it receives on Facebook during the 24-hour fundraiser. 

What is the Great Give? 

The Great Give of Palm Beach and Martin Counties is a 24-hour online giving event that is a collective effort to raise the super important funds needed for nonprofits to keep their doors open. The Community Foundation leads the Great Give for Palm Beach County, United Way of Palm Beach County and United Way of Martin County. it is a unique foundation with a

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Coming in December to Abacoa is a beautiful, $70 million medical research center that will combine education; research and patient care all beneath one roof. This mega medical center is known as The Institute for Healthy Living. 

The same developers that created NuVista Living at Wellington Green in Wellington, Florida will develop this new medical center. The Palm Beach Gardens based developers intend to have a medical partnership with Jupiter Medical Center and a research partnership with Scripps Research Institute. The site features four buildings that will span 235,000 square feet. Within the facility will be a 30 bed center for those with brain disorders, a 129 bed nursing home, a 70 bed assisted living center and a location to feature 60 beds for

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Beginning June 1, the popular Burt Reynolds Park West in Jupiter will be closing for construction for about 7 months. The $1.7 million restoration will add parking spaces, lighted underpasses, restrooms and more. 

The original boat ramps at Burt Reynolds Park West were built in 1980 and will now be completely revamped and replaced beginning in the summer. The plans to modify the park are definitely going to be a big win for boaters and those who like to launch their boats, jetskis, kayaks and other water sporting goods here at Burt Reynolds Park West. 

DETAILS OF THE NEW PLANS 

The plans for the new park call for adding two-dozen parking spaces large enough to fit a vehicle and boat trailer and to reduce the number of spaces for vehicles without

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