July 2016

There are 37 blog entries for July 2016.

The Manatee Lagoon is the perfect place to bring your kids or friends to beat the heat this summer in Florida! The Manatee Lagoon is an FPL Discovery Center that overlooks the warm Intracoastal Waters of the Palm Beach Inlet. The lagoon fills up with manatees year round but especially during the winter months when the warm water runs off of the Florida Power and Light Company’s Next Generation Clean Energy Center. During the cooler months, this clean energy initiative production. 

The Manatee Lagoon is new, just opened in February of this year.  The facility is 16,000 square feet and boasts interactive, hands-on and educational exhibits and displays and it offers a two-level educational center and display decks, a gift shop, and café and picnic areas.

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Pantone Color Institute revealed the trending colors for 2016 earlier this year.   The institute is a forecasting book that provides color and direction for interior spaces and for the home.  People love to experiment with new style and color is easy. For the first time, the blending of two shades – "Rose Quartz" and "Serenity" are chosen as the PANTONE Color of the Year 2016!

Present day consumers seek mindfulness and well-being.  The importance of health and well-being are evident in the South Florida lifestyle. Because of these trends, they are becoming increasing aware of color and its impact on their home. Pantone states, "As an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and

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Every few weeks on a nice Friday evening in the Abacoa Town Center is a popular movie being screened on the lawn for all to enjoy! These fun Friday nights are known as the “Friday Night Flicks.” Open to the public, the newest releases and beloved classic movies are played on the jumbo screen al fresco right in the middle of Abacoa Real Estate. 

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to pull up a seat with your family and friends for this weekend’s screening of the mega hit Star Wars The Force Awakens. Experience this thrill seeking film with Rey, Finn, and Kylo Ren, as well as many of the original characters of the classic saga, under the stars on a warm summer evening. 

The night is made complete like a movie theater outdoors with on site vendors

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Explore all of the incredible, local ecosystems of Florida in one small park, Juno Dunes Natural Area. Take a leisurely stroll, relaxing bike ride or a fast paced hike through the pristine natural environment of Juno Dunes Natural Area in Juno Beach. 

This 569-acre preserve features miles of trails for biking and hiking, oceanfront tract facilities for easy beach access, boat slips on the Intracoastal Waterway, picnic tables, restrooms and a kiosk with informational brochures and maps. 

This natural preserve is home to 12 unique, native ecosystems: beach dune, coastal strand, maritime hammock, hydric hammock, scrub, scrubby flatwoods, xeric hammock, mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, basin marsh, depression march and mangrove swamp. The variety of

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Most of us Florida locals have had the luxury of going to the beach or even taking a beach tour but to have that experience on horseback is a whole new adventure. The horseback tours at the Fredrick Douglass Park Hutchinson Island are something you must add to your bucket list. 

These guided beach tours are the perfect way to take a special adventure with family and friends right here in south Florida. They begin at the Frederick Douglass Memorial Park and then proceed to take you onto the soft sandy beaches of Hutchinson Island. the tours offer every guest their own horse and you will get to walk and trot along the coast. Horseback Beach Tours take place year round on specific scheduled dates. Other days during the week may be scheduled by special

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Experience Jupiter’s gorgeous beaches with a new perspective, by taking a guided tour of the beaches with the knowledgable staff of Loggerhead Marinelife Center. The “Living Beaches” tours show you just how alive the beach ecosystems of Florida really are. From the dunes to the ocean and even the sand, its all full of life. 

Every Monday morning at 10:30am, the tours begin.  “Living Beaches” tours are interactive, providing the guests with a great opportunity to ask questions, touch and feel the environment.  The staff give an educational lecture as you walk along the beach. the discussion covers the different types of plants and animal species that reside in the beach environment and their relationships with one another.  Each tour lasts about an hour

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Most people when they think of Florida think of white beaches and the sparkling blue waters off the Atlantic Ocean. These sentiments are an accurate description of a part of Florida, South Florida.  The Sunshine State actually is scattered with diverse topography. Florida is part of the “Atlantic-Gulf Coastal Plain” which occupies much of the eastern and southeastern states.

The peninsula of Florida is essentially flat terrain.  Much of the land in Florida is barely above sea level. The highest point in the state is hilltop up in the panhandle.  It is only 345 feet above sea level in Walton County. Most of the state is low lying and level.  Much of Florida has an elevation of less than 12 feet.  Interestingly, no point in the state is more than 70

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Golf Digest recently came out with their annual list of the top golf courses in the United States. Golf Digest is the official magazine of the golf world and has compiled a list of “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses” since 1966.  Ranking at number 12 on that list this year is Seminole Golf Club in the Seminole Landing community. 

Located in Juno Beach, the Donald Ross designed course, directly on the Atlantic Ocean in South Florida, is one of the most private golf clubs in the entire country. The 6,836 yard, par-72 course was originally opened 1929 and boasts a very select membership.
Golf Digest describes the Seminole Golf Course as “A majestic Donald Ross design with a clever routing on a rectangular site, each hole at Seminole encounters a

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The Hobe Sound Nature Center is a quiet and pristine little park found in the charming town of Hobe Sound, Florida. The park offers access to the Intracoastal Waterway as well as the to the ocean. The sand is soft and the foliage is lush and full of wildlife. 

A fabulous place to go for the day to enjoy a warm summer day at the beach or on the Intracoastal or to experience a learning filled day! The Hobe Sound Nature Center is a private, non-profit organization that has devoted its existence to promoting environmental awareness amongst people of the community both young and old. The Hobe Sound Nature center offers a great variety of educational classes and programs ranging from guided walks to classes in the indoor nature center about local wildlife

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Juno Beach area residents and visitors witnessed the successful release of two young adult sea turtles this week.  Loggerhead MarineLife Center released two sea turtles after months of rehabilitation, back into their native habitat.

The first young loggerhead sea turtle, Bowden, had been rescued from an intake canal near the St. Lucie Power plant.  The turtle was underweight, lethargic and covered with barnacles.  A young female loggerhead, named Lucie, had been recovered after ingesting a fishing hook.  The Loggerhead MarineLife biologists were able to successfully remove the fishing hook.

Both sea turtles were nursed back to health at the Juno Beach MarineLife Center with various ailments.  The Loggerhead MarineLife Center staff has outfitted

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