August 2019

There are 68 blog entries for August 2019.

Formally known as Whitehall, the Flagler Museum is one of the most famous homes and landmarks on the island of Palm Beach. The grand estate features 100,000 square feet and was built in 1902 by Henry Flagler as a wedding gift to his wife Mary.

Flagler was an American Industrialist and founder of Standard Oil and is known for developing Florida’s East Coast and responsible for making Palm Beach, America’s first resort destination. For the construction of the estate, Flagler commissioned John Carrere and Thomas Hastings to design and build the mansion. Carrere and Hastings were also the architects for the New York Public Library and the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City during the Gilded Age.

The front of the estate has a red barrel tile roof and giant

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Every year around 5 million Americans move between states. And, in terms of economic growth, that means so states fare better than others. Palm Beachers will not be surprised to hear that (according to Bloomberg News) Florida is now the nation’s top financial magnet, reeling in $17.2 billion worth of new residents, which is about seven times the amounts netted by each of the runners-up Texas, Washington and South Carolina. The Sunshine State was the No. 1 recipient of the wealth exodus from 18 individual states—with New York, Illinois and New Jersey combining to contribute about $8 billion to Florida’s income base.

This is good news for South Florida and even better news for young families in the Palm Beaches because it means more jobs and greater

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When decorating your home, you can’t neglect outdoor living spaces. Your pool area, porch area, balcony, and terrace, these are all places you and your family are going to spend a lot of time, so it’s worth putting some thought into. Here are some of the latest design trends that are sure to bring your outdoor living spaces up to the luxury level of the rest of your home.

Function First

When designing and decorating an outdoor living space, you need to think function. And, in South Florida, that means making accommodations for the heat. Whether it is ceiling fans, misters, or umbrellas, you want to ensure that your outdoor living spaces not only look good but also that they are practical.

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Outdoor Cooking

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The Grassy Water Preserve is hosting their Kayak Cruise on Saturday, August 3rd at their Nature Center.

During the Kayak Cruise, you’ll guide through the shallow waters of the Everglades while learning about the history and ecology of the Grassy Water Preserve.

The Kayak Cruise begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, August 3rd. With Check-in beginning at 9 am at the Nature Center on Northlake Boulevard. Space is limited and reservations are required to participate. Children must be 6 years old or older with a participating adult. The cost is $10 dollars per adult and $5 dollars per child.

To reserve your spot, call the Nature Center at 561-804-4985. You are asked to bring closed-toed shoes, refillable water bottles, a hat and sunscreen. The cruise starts at 9:30

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Everyday throughout the month of August, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting their Hatchling Releases.

The Hatchling Release program is a unique experience that allows the public to learn about the nesting and hatching process of sea turtles. The program is an after-hours program and begins at 8 pm every night during the month. The night begins where visitors can view the center’s current sea turtle patients in their outdoor Sea Turtle Hospital, followed by a trip down to the beach to see a Marinelife staff member release a sea turtle hatchling into the ocean.

The Sea Turtle Hatching Releases are $18 dollars per person or $16 dollars for Loggerhead Marinelife Center Members. Space is limited so you are asked to register to reserve your spot,

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The Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee has added a new water park and it is now open for business. The new Safari Falls is a much anticipated 10,000 square foot water attraction that opened Wednesday, July 31st.

Safari Falls features a 550-gallon dump bucket that splashes water every 5 minutes, water slides and water cannons. The new attraction is included in the cost of admission to the park and is located in the original Safari Splash Playground which was mainly used by small children. The new attraction is three times the size of the original water area and can accommodate up to 300 guests at a time.

Lion Country Safari is a drive through safari park, amusement park and now water park that is located on over 600 acres with over 1000 animals in

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This month, the Downtown at the Gardens is hosting their free weekly Summer Concert Series on Friday nights.

The musical lineup features a mix of local and regional bands and tribute bands that perform in the Downtown Park from 7 pm to 10 pm. The bands play everything from pop, rock, reggae, country, 80’s hits and much more.

This month, the outdoor lifestyle and shopping center is hosting five Summer Concert Series.

August Schedule:
Friday, August 2nd: Titans of Rock (Journey and Bon Jovi Tribute Band)
Friday, August 9th: Back in Time (a Huey Lewis and the News and an 80’s Hits Tribute Band)
Friday, August 16th: Jaded (a Aerosmith Tribute Band)
Friday, August 23rd: Blues Bros. Soul Band and Simply The Best (a Blues and Tina Turner Tribute Band)
Friday, August

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This weekend the Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter is hosting a Hawaiian Luau during the Jupiter Hammerheads baseball game.

During the event there will be an authentic family-style Hawaiian dinner, specialty cocktails, Polynesian Dance performances from Mai-Kai, and a raffle to win two airplane vouchers for flights to Hawaii. Be sure to wear your favorite Hawaiian print shirt to the event.

The Jupiter Hammerheads will be playing the Florida Fire Frogs this Saturday night as well. The gates open at 4:30 pm and the game starts at 5:30 pm. Click here to purchase tickets to the baseball game.

Tickets for the event cost $125 per person and the cost includes the dinner, cocktails, dance performance and the raffle. The event benefits the Quantum House, a

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