August 2016

There are 44 blog entries for August 2016.


andrew red harris

Local area foundation, the Andrew Harris Foundation received a significant donation from the No Shoes Reefs Project.  Jupiter resident, Andrew “Red” Harris, was a talented young man.  He was struck while snorkeling June 8, 2014.  This partnership between Building Conservation Trust, Coastal Conservation Associations’ National Habitat Program, and Country Superstar Kenny Chesney and ENGEL Coolers will be known as  the Andrew “Red” Harris No Shoes Reef project of 2016.

The foundation will donate 15 of the "lagoon coral head" modules to Palm Beach County for placement on the popular Phil Foster Park Snorkeling Trail.  There will be numbered plaques, which will help “snorkelers navigate the trail, avoid the channel and improve safety.”  This reef

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Renowned as one of the best places to take your kids and families to during the summer is the Ocean Inlet Park in Boynton Beach. Locals love this park for much more than its crystal clear waters, soft sandy beaches and breathtaking views. 

Local families and residents saying that the park offers plenty of shaded tables for picnics, clean restrooms, clean beaches, a marina, day slip, playgrounds and showers. Guests van enjoy 24 hour parking access for both the recreational area and the fishing area. There will be no fishing or surfing allowed in the guarded swimming area which creates safe and fun environments for everyone at the beach. 

Ocean Inlet Park is a beautiful oceanfront park in Boynton Beach, Florida. With over 600 feet of beach frontage in

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Come out to celebrate the opening of City Place’s hottest new restaurant with a purpose at the Sip, Savor and Support for the Loggerhead Marine Life Center. City Tap House is a new craft bar and restaurant opening in West Palm Beach. 

This fun event is perfect for adults to come out and enjoy the delicious craft beers, hand crafted cocktails and dishes to celebrate the grand opening of City Tap House with the benefit of helping the Loggerhead Marine Life Center open their new building. The restaurant has generously donated the space to Loggerhead Marine Life Center, their staff, donors and fans to come out to make a difference in protecting and saving our marine environment. 

This event will take place August 18 from 5:30-7:30pm. If you would like

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Take full advantage of the warm summer nights amongst the beautiful Japanese gardens at the Morikami Museum and Gardens in Delray Beach. The sounds of taiko drums fill the air and fresh sushi decorates the gardens creating the perfect ambiance for a delicious dinner on a warm summer evening at the “Sushi and Stroll Nights.”

The Sushi and Stroll nights are all about a relaxing evening. So bring your family, friends and significant others to enjoy some delicious sushi, a refreshing cocktail and a self guided audio tour at your own pace. 

Advance Ticket Prices:
$7 (ages 11+)
$5 (ages 4-10)

On Site Ticket Prices:
$8 (ages 11+)
$6 (ages 4-10)
FREE for museum members and children 3 & under

*Seating for taiko performances is limited, tickets are sold on a

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  trail Take a stroll, walk, jog, roller blade, or bike ride, along the Intracoastal waterway. The Lake Trail in Palm Beach is a traffic-free bike and walking path that follows the intercoastal waterway where you can appreciate different architectural styles of beautiful Palm Beach waterfront homes, owned by Palm Beach's more affluent families and celebrities. Enjoy gorgeous manicured gardens, historical places, beautiful private yachts, and fabulous views of West Palm Beach's newly revamped waterfront, along Flagler Drive. The Town of Palm Beach is the barrier island east of West Palm Beach inhabited by the rich and famous.   The Lake Trail stretches along the west side of the island from Worth Avenue (in the south) to Indian Road (in the north).  The…
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 sailfish Sailfish Splash Waterpark will open its gates at no charge to Martin County residents on Thursday, August 11 from 10:30am - 5:00pm. Residents need to bring a valid form of ID that shows a Martin County address.   Sailfish Splash Waterpark is a state-of-the-art complex, conveniently located in Stuart, Florida. It provides a unique and rich setting for aquatic recreation for all ages, which has been an essential part of Martin County’s charm. Sailfish Splash Waterpark fulfills the recreation, fitness, and competitive swimming and diving dreams of the community.   Sailfish Splash Waterpark features:
• 1000-foot lazy river.
• Two four-story tall water slides, one a 253 foot closed flume “Speed Slide”.
• Zero depth entry, 7,326-square foot water…
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  turtle Loggerhead Marinelife Center will come to life in the Grand Court at The Gardens Mall. Turtle lovers will enjoy an interactive afternoon focusing on their favorite reptile at the fifth annual Loggerhead Marinelife Day on Saturday, August 20 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. There will be presentations on turtles and marine life that are both fun and educational. The exhibition will feature different interactive stations based on research, rehabilitation, education and conservation themes. There will be a special appearance by Loggerhead Marinelife Center's mascot, Fletch. The event is open to the public at no charge. The Gardens Mall will donate a percentage of the day's sales logged at the Information Desk back to Loggerhead Marinelife…
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Welcome to South Florida summer sunshine.  Summer is the warmest season of the year in the Southern Hemisphere.  Summer season runs June through August. So during these bright and cheerful summertime months, everyone throughout the United States experiences warmer temperatures. 

Warmer temperatures means we’re all using more energy to keep our homes cool.Florida, Power and Light  states, "Because A/C units run twice as long in the summer than during cooler months and account for more than half of your energy bill, you likely will notice your summer bills are higher than normal. Now is the time to take control of your energy use, because forecasters predict August to be another extremely hot month."

You can not control what you cannot see, so

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The 2016 Summer Olympics is a major international multi-sport event being hosted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio is the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics during the country's winter season. Rio 2016 will run from August 5, 2016 to August 21, 2016. More than ten thousand athletes from over 200 countries are participating. Athletes will compete in sports like swimming, diving, gymnastics, equestrian, various martial arts, soccer/football, weightlifting, wrestling and much more.   The Rio 2016 opening ceremony will take place at the world famous football (soccer) Maracanã Stadium on August 5th. The ceremony includes welcoming speeches, hoisting of the flags and the parade of athletes with an artistic performance to showcase the…
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The South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach, is hosting a glance into to the past.  This weekend on Saturday, August 8, 2016, the fairgrounds brings the past to life with Yesteryear Village. 

Yesteryear Village is a step back in time and one of Palm Beach County’s imaginative events. This very distinctive cultural attraction features living and breathing interpretations of life prior to 1940. The event highlights building and artifacts from 1895 – 1945. 

The historical park is spread over 10 acres of property on the fairgrounds and will allow you to explore South Florida’s rich and widespread history.  Be transported into a different period of life in our area.  “A time when schools were located in one small building

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