June 2018

There are 50 blog entries for June 2018.

This past Wednesday, the Palm Beach County public school system was awarded an “A” from the Florida Department of Education. The grade comes from factors including students’ high test scores on state exams and the county’s high rate of graduation. Palm Beach County students outperformed every other county on their required state exams and most schools in the area average a graduation rate of 90 percent with some charter schools even reaching 100 percent.

State records show that this year, 42 percent of public and charter schools in Florida earned an “A"- a 6 percent increase over last year. Of the seven largest school districts in the state, Palm Beach and Miami – Dade counties were the only two given an “A.” None of the 67 county school districts

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Attention all Starbucks Frappuccino’s aficionados, the mega coffee giant will be offering a buy one and get a second one free during a promotion on June 29. The offer is effective starting at 3 p.m. today at participating Starbucks stores across the country. The company announced the promotion on its website stating Starbuck member customers must buy a Grande or larger Frappuccino or espresso drink to receive one of equal or lesser value for free.

The unspoken mantra of the java joint has been to do two things: share great coffee and help make the world a little better. Have you ever wondered where Starbucks got its name? The company was started by three Seattle men, Gordon Bowker, Jerry Baldwin, and Zev Siegl. Bowker was a writer, Baldwin was an

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Find inner peace through the practice of mindfulness.   Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment the ability to be fully present, aware of what we are doing and where we are at, not responding to what is going on everywhere.  Mindful Magazine suggests that the “mind is fully attending to what’s happening, to what you’re doing, to the space you’re moving through. Our mind takes flight, we lose touch with our body, and pretty soon we’re engrossed in obsessive thoughts about something that just happened or fretting about the future. And that makes us anxious.”

The Mindfulness Support Groups of Palm Beach County offer programs based on the practice of mindfulness.  Programs are offered throughout Palm Beach County. This course will

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Located along the Intracoastal waterway in Jupiter is the premier destination for dining, shopping, entertainment, luxury hotel accommodations and much more. Harbourside Place provides a classic coastal vibe with bright colored buildings and palm tree lined streets.

Each month the outdoor shopping and entertainment center hosts several events for all ages including, car shows, live music at the amphitheater 3 days a week, kid’s activities, waterfront farmer’s markets, yoga on the roof top, Pontiki cruises, and much more. Click here to view Harbourside’s calendar of events.

More than 13 shops and 8 restaurants line the streets of Harbourside and some of them include, Another Broken Egg Cafe, Francesca’s, Tommy Bahama Shop and Restaurant, White House Black

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The Strawberry Moon will light up the evening skies Thursday, June 28, when it reaches its full moon phase. The June moon is the seventh full moon to rise of 13 full moon phases., The Strawberry Moon will not turn a deep red or pink color on Thursday night despite its name.  So why exactly is the June full moon known as the Strawberry Moon you ask?

The June Full Moon is called the Full Strawberry Moon. The Strawberry Moon is the most colorful moon of the year.  It is also particularly special because it will arrive during Saturn at opposition, which means Saturn will be at its closest to the Earth and brightest ever for this year.  In simple terms, describes the point at which the Earth sits exactly between the planet and the sun. It will rise

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Next month a new mini golf course is set to open in downtown Abacoa in Jupiter. The 18-hole mini golf course is going to be called Golden Cub Mini Golf.

The course is designed by Nicklaus Design, a company founded and run by the retired professional golfer and Palm Beach County native Jack Nicklaus. The golf design company brought experts in to create a smaller version of a typical golf course. The mini golf course includes sloped grounds, landscaping and bunkers.

Scattered around throughout the course visitors will find giant yellow bears, which are inspired by Nicklaus’ nickname “the Golden Bear”. The golf course has partnered with Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and for each full round of golf, $ 1 dollar will be donated to the foundation.

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With a projected wage growth rate of 6.7 percent and job growth rate of 2.4 percent (Forbes), the economy in Palm Beach County continues grow and thrive. These numbers, along with seemingly endless shopping, dining, outdoor and other entertainment activities in South Florida, is perhaps why local residents over the age of 65 have high hopes for the seller's market. 

Nearly 70 percent of Americans think now is a good time to buy a home, according to a new National Association of Research (NAR) survey, with the highest buyer optimism coming from those in the south aged 65 and older. 

Palm Beach County has more people in the age group 65+ than it does persons under age 18- understandably, as the area is geared toward the affluent with its luxury

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This upcoming weekend the Turtleman Triathlon will be taking place along the beaches of Jupiter and Juno Beach. Participants will ride down A1A along the beach, swim in the warm Atlantic Ocean, and run through Carlin Park. The triathlon is this upcoming Saturday, June 30th with check in starting at 5:30 am.

The triathlon includes two races, the Super Sprint and the Sprint. The Super Sprint distance is perfect for first timers. The Super Sprint includes a 300-yard swim, 1.2-mile run, and a 5-mile bike ride. Check out the course maps for the run, bike ride, and swim for the Super Sprint.

The Sprint race includes a 600-yard swim, 10-mile bike ride, and a 3.1-mile run. The Sprint includes more of a faster pace. Check out the course maps for the run, bike, and

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The Farmer's Table in Boca Raton and Prime Catch in Boynton Beach made OpenTable's ‘100 Best Al Fresco Restaurants in America for 2018.’ 

The list was put together based on reviews of 27,000 restaurants across the U.S. While Palm Beach County has hundreds of gorgeous waterfront restaurants, Farmer's Table and Prime Catch were chosen for their uniqueness.

The Farmer's Table has an elegant rustic atmosphere with a warm ambiance. They serve fresh, locally-sourced American cuisine that's both delicious and healthy. Their outdoor patio is large and tropical with sails and string lights overhead. All of their menus are filled with so much variety that makes it difficult to choose one thing. 

See more on their website here. 

Prime Catch is an

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Every Friday, Palm Beach Garden’s outdoor shopping and lifestyle center hosts its weekly outdoor Summer Concert Series.

The free concert series features a mixed musical lineup of local bands playing everything from rock, pop, country, and everything in between. The next outdoor concert is tonight from 7 pm to 10 pm in the center court. Tonight’s musical guest British Rock Invasion: Foreigner and Bad Co. If you can’t make this one, don’t worry there will be another outdoor concert next Friday night featuring the Boss Project playing everything Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Click here to view the lineup for the Summer Concert Series.

The Downtown at the Gardens is a favorite spot in Palm Beach Gardens. The open-air shopping and lifestyle center

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