July 2016

There are 37 blog entries for July 2016.


Located just across the street from Loggerhead Marine Life Center is a new Italian bistro.  The owners of a local Town of Jupiter all-time favorite, Nick’s Tomatoe Pie, have opened the doors to Nick and Johnny’s Osteria.

The authentic Italian restaurant is located at 14133 U.S. Highway One, Juno Beach, FL 33408. Nick and Johnny’s has a relaxed ambiance and bold Italian classics, delicious pies, and a splendid array of specialty drinks and cocktails.

Some of the items on the menu are Vodka Rigatoni Prosciutto in a vodka cream and marinara sauce, Sausage Penne tossed with Italian sausage, pepperoncini, plum tomato, mozzarella cheese in a garlic oil, Arrabiata Linguini Olives, capers sausage, garlic, in a plum tomato sauce, Lobster Ravioli stuffed

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Looking for a little history lesson?  Embark on a guided tour of local Palm Beach area towns.  Excursions like these are offered in most areas that highlight local area landmarks and given with historical narrations.

Get to know downtown West Palm Beach outdoors by engaging in a Segway tour.   Palm Beach Segway Tours  is ranked #1 Tour & Thing to Do in West Palm Beach on TripAdvisor and awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 5 years in a row. If a Segway is not your way to tour, try the Diva Duck Amphibious Tours.  Nose-dive into the Intracoastal on a vessel made for the water and the streets.  Be prepared for lots of laughs because of clichéd jokes and an enjoyable family time.

Historical Palm Beach can be toured by signing up for an

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Photo Credit: Eduardo Buchin, Jupiter, FL

Jupiter’s $150 million dollar waterfront entertainment and shopping complex, Harbourside Place, is not in distress.  Although one restaurant, the Deep Blu Seafood Grille, did not have the success, it hoped it would have had.  The space will be converted into “a spot for weddings and social functions”.  The idea seemingly makes more logic.  The Deep Blu Seafood Grille opened a year ago.

The 4,000 square foot restaurant closed and is in the process of being transformed into a social affair epicenter. The owner states that the space will be more profitable as a catering venue, than as a restaurant.  The Wyndham Grand Jupiter Hotel will manage the space for social affairs. 

There are still plenty of

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  dog Mark your calendar! The 2nd Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic is set for August 27, 2016 at Carlin Park in Jupiter. Furry Friends, a no-kill shelter and clinic in Jupiter, will be hosting this family event that features live music, kids’ activities, food, vendors and dogs catching waves. The surfing begins at 8:30 a.m., with four heats; small, medium and large dogs, and a stand-up surfboard heat. You can register your pooch online at FurryFriendsAdoption.org. Space is limited.   The schedule for Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic is as follows:
¦ Beach registration: 7:45-8:30 a.m.
¦ Small dog surf heats: 8:30-9 a.m.
¦ Medium dog surf heats: 9-9:30 a.m.
¦ Large dog surf heats: 9:30-10 a.m.
¦ SUP dog surf heats: 10-10:30 a.m.
¦ Awards ceremony: 10:30-10:45 a.m.
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The National Association of Realtors data shows existing home sales ascended again in June 2016. They stated, “Existing home sales maintained their upward trajectory in June and increased for the fourth consecutive month.”

The National Association of Realtors, “The Voice for Realtors”, is the United States principal trade association. They represent 1.1. million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate.

“Palm Beach County’s housing market is scorching,” Ten-X, a company that has profound roots in technology and real estate, said in its report released earlier this week. Seasonally attuned home values are up 16.8 percent year-over-year, “the highest pace in the country.”

Palm Beach County has shoved its way

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Jerry Garcia was the lead singer and lead guitarist for the Grateful Dead. The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in the San Francisco area. The Grateful Dead have sold more than 35 million albums worldwide. Known for their psychedelic and varied inspirations, the band became known as “the pioneering Godfathers of the jam band world”.  

Roots Music, New Belgium Brewing and Sailor Jerry present the “Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash – Celebrating the life of Jerry Garcia (1942 – 1995).  The experience of celebrating 51 years of the iconic band the Grateful Dead and lead singer Jerry Garcia, will take place on July 31, 2016. 

The band and their fans, “Deadheads”, are widely associated with

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The Flamingo Gardens are one of the coolest and most memorable experience you can have in south Florida with over 60 acres of lush botanical gardens, wildlife sanctuaries and even a museum for you to explore. 

The Flamingo Gardens have become known for their beautiful flamingos but the gardens are home to much more than just the tropical pink birds. Here you will walk among beautiful arboretums with exotic and native trees, hummingbird and butterfly gardens, a tropical rainforest garden and wetlands just to name a few. The wildlife sanctuary is a safe haven for a number of animals being rehabilitated back into their natural habitat, such as hawks, foxes, reptiles and more. There are always events being put on at the Flamingo Gardens for guests who

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Florida shoppers will get a three-day back-to-school tax holiday. Each year prior to the start of school the Florida Department of Revenue schedules a Sales Tax Holiday weekend where items for back to school are not subject to sales tax. This year’s Sales Tax Holiday will kick off Friday, August 5 and end Sunday, August 7.  Throughout the weekend, Floridians will be able to purchase specific school supplies, clothing and footwear without paying state and local sales taxes. The tax exemption applies to specific items of clothing and footwear that cost $60 or less, as well as certain school supplies that cost $15 or less. Shoppers and retailers can find a list of tax-exempt items by visiting the Florida Department of Revenue’s website in the “Current

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Witness a very rare opportunity; observe a sea turtle hatchling release.  Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is one of Florida’s unique non-profit educational and entertaining destinations dedicated to ocean and sea turtle conservation. Their vision is, “to be recognized locally and internationally as the leading authority in sea turtle education, research, and rehabilitation.”

LMC is offering a program, which is available the entire month of August.  The program is a behind the scenes tour of the sea turtle rehabilitation-healing center and research facility located in Juno Beach. At the close of the tour, the group is escorted to the Juno Beach with a staff researcher.   At the beach, a Loggerhead staff member will release sea turtle hatchlings

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Take a journey into a magical underwater kingdom, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first, she will have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she is the girl whose enchanting voice he has been seeking. Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr is adapted from Disney's Broadway production and of one of the most iconic motion picture by Hans Christian Andersen.

The show will feature students in grades 3-5, from Palm Beach and Martin County who are participating in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts, in which students learn all aspects of theatre such

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