March 2018

There are 59 blog entries for March 2018.


Every March, the largest LGBTQ pride celebration in Palm Beach County comes to Lake Worth’s Bryant Park. Formerly known as” PrideFest of The Palm Beaches”, it has been retitled this year to Palm Beach Pride. Only the name has changed, the festival remains the same. The  Palm Beaches’ largest LGBTQ event and a celebration of the community’s diversity within it. features live music, vendors, delicious food, parades, and more. More than 20,000 people are expected to attend and have a great day this weekend, Saturday, March 24, 2018 through Sunday, March 25, 2018. The parade starts at 11:30 am in downtown Lake Worth, along Lucerne & Lake Avenues.

Palm Beach Pride attracts attendees annually throughout South Florida and the Treasure Coast. The Compass’

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A California-based charity organization called New Story has partnered with construction technology company, ICON, to develop a 3-D printer capable of constructing affordable houses in developing countries around the world. 

The company has already shown success in the U.S. with a 350 square-foot house in Austin, Texas, the first 3-D printed home in the country built to local code. 

The houses give a glimpse into the future of home building. New Story and ICON's printer can create an entire 600-800 square-foot home in less than 24 hours. 

New Story is going to start printing homes in El Salvador within the next 18 months that will meet International Building Code standards. It will be the first community of 3-D printed homes.

"There are

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The next big wireless movement is coming- it's called 5G for "fifth generation," and it's like the switch from 3G to 4G. It will greatly increase wireless speeds and smartphone and tablet capabilities, but there's a catch. 

The new technology doesn't rely on the giant cells and towers we've grown used to. Instead it uses something called "microcells" which use many clusters of smaller antennae that will be strung up in our neighborhoods. 

The microcells will look like small boxes or a bunch of small boxes and they'll hang on existing telephone poles, street lights and buildings. The small boxes will be accompanied by a larger power box on the ground, situated every 500 feet.

Some local governments are voicing their opposition to the idea of

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Tomorrow Saturday, March 24th, the Downtown at the Gardens is hosting their annual Spring Fling event for the whole family. The Palm Beach Gardens outdoor shopping and entertainment center will host the event from 11 am to 1 pm in the Centre Court.

Spring Fling is free and will feature plenty of family friendly activities such as chalk art, festive stilt walkers, jugglers, live music, an Easter Egg Hunt and more. Several businesses throughout the Downtown will be giving away Easter treats for the children.

The Downtown at the Gardens will also be hosting another family-friendly Kids Crawl event on Wednesday, March 28th from 11 am to 1 pm. The Kids Crawl will feature Easter activities, dance music, carousal rides, arts and crafts, and more. This monthly

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The non-profit scientific research organization, The Wild Dolphin Project, has created the first annual evening of "Wild Ocean Science" this Saturday, March 24th. The event will educate guests about conservation, research and protection efforts for the Atlantic Spotted Dolphin.

Wild Ocean Science will be held at the Florida Atlantic University Jupiter Campus Lifelong Learning Center. Miles O'Brien, a broadcast news journalist who focuses on science, technology and aerospace will be the special guest host. The night will showcase the newest episode of the South Florida PBS production series "Changing Seas," an Emmy Award winning marine science series centered on ocean exploration and environmental issues. 

There will also be a meet-n-greet with

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Two Palm Beach County cities have made the list of the “10 Best Places to Visit” done by is a website that showcases some of the best cities to visit and live throughout the country. The website ranked more than 2,000 cities across the United States and both Boca Raton and Jupiter were ranked in the Top 10. Boca Raton and Jupiter were also the only two Florida cities to have made the list.

Jupiter is ranked number five and Boca Raton is ranked number seven. The website ranked the cities based on their relaxing and adventurous attractions in both cities.

The list highlights Jupiter’s culture, expansive nature preserves, beaches and parks, baseball stadium, iconic lighthouse, golf courses, and other tourist attractions.

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Wellington Bacon and Bourbon Fest begins March 23 – 25, 2018. Venture out of the usual weekend activities on a culinary journey on the welcoming grounds of the new Wellington Community Center and Amphitheater, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington.  Socialize with friends and enjoy America’s quintessential bourbon and eat excellent bacon inspired dishes.

What is bourbon exactly? Simply put, bourbon is a spirit made from at least 51% corn aged in new charred oak barrels.  It must be bottled at 80% or more and only in the United States of America. The use of the term "bourbon" for the whiskey has been traced to the 1820s, and the term began to be used consistently in Kentucky in the 1870s.  Bourbon may be made anywhere in the United States and is

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No need to travel extensively to sample something different.  Queen of Sheeba, located at 716 North Sapodilla Avenue, West Palm Beach, has been around the Northwood Historic District for years.  They opened their doors in 2006 as an acclaimed “soul food” restaurant. 

The Queen of Sheeba restaurant was the 2014 recipient of Palm Beach County’s Best Soul Food restaurant in Palm Beach County.  Having been voted the best, and given the excellence award the owners decided to expand their menu.  It seemed a natural transition to Ethiopian food.  The food is truly unique and extraordinarily flavorful.

The restaurant offers “ageless home-style food with innovative modern twists appealing to the curious, adventureous, and the experienced foodie!” The

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With a strengthening economy, mortgage rates are rising quickly and that can make a big impact on the path that buyers take when house hunting. 

As more time goes by and rates increase, buyers are more likely to stop searching until they make more money or settle for a smaller house. According to a recent survey, 44% of buyers said if rates went up they'd settle upon a downsized house that costed less and required a longer work commute. 

Mortgage rates are the highest they've been in four years with a 4.6 percent rate on 30-year fixed loans and the feds say it's likely short-term rates will be risen this year too. First time buyers may be affected by rising home costs and interest the most because it places many of them out of the

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A fun new tapas restaurant is coming West Palm Beach. The small-plate Spanish cuisine, Basque is set to open this Thursday, March 22nd at the historic Hotel Bida in the El Cid neighborhood. 

Hotel Bida is an historic inn built in 1929 by the famous architect Belford Shoumate and is an example of Bermuda Vernacular architecture. The hotel is one of the earliest motor lodges in the United States and has been included in the National Register of Historic Places. The restaurant is part of an effort to reestablish the boutique hotel as a perfect destination for locals and out of town visitors.

Basque will feature both indoor and outdoor space with an Old-World décor and modern Spanish food. The executive Chef of Basque, Chef Miguel Angel Rebolledo served as the

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