December 2019

There are 112 blog entries for December 2019.

 

Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration that is celebrated in Palm Beach County and all around the world with populations of African descendants. It is a holiday which celebrates and honors African culture in the worldwide African community. The Spady Museum in Delray Beach will be hosting a Kwanzaa Celebration, Saturday, December 28.  Kwanzaa arose from the Black Freedom Movement in 1966 in the United States. It was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga, a noted professor of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach, CA. This holiday is celebrated from December 26th through January 1st.

Kwanzaa is a holiday tradition that is based on the “first harvest” celebrations in Africa. As recorded history, these first harvest celebrations can be traced

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Start the new year off with a peaceful, casual stroll through a Jupiter untouched natural area known as the Delaware Scrub Natural Area. The 16-acre parcel of land, located at 47 North Delaware Boulevard in Jupiter, was acquired by the Palm Beach County and Town of Jupiter in 2005. Such uncommon natural beauty is rarely seen in developed areas. The Delaware Scrub Natural Area features a canopy composed of cypress trees over a freshwater swamp. Most of the preserve has a paved path which meets a 300-foot boardwalk.  If you so choose, there is a sandy trail through the scrub to hike.

The Jupiter park area is situated on an offshoot of the National Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River. The Jones Creek offshoot lies along the east side of the natural area. 

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Americans drink almost one billion gallons of orange juice each year. Luckily, living in Florida has its perks- fresh healthy orange juice year-round from local orange groves. Oranges have thrived in Florida due to the state’s sub-tropical temperatures, abundant rainfall, plenty of sunshine and unique, sandy soil. Florida Oranges tend to be juicier and taste and look different from other oranges because of Florida’s distinctive natural conditions. Don't know which companies are actually 100% Florida orange juice? Click here to read about a few. Florida orange juice is not like other juice- here’s why you should stop by your local fruit stand or grocery store to pick up this Floridian food staple.

Taste

Also known as sunshine in a glass, Florida

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It should come as no surprise that America loves orange juice. Americans drink close to a billion gallons of orange juice every year and more people purchase orange juice than any other 100 percent fruit juice on the market. But do you know where your juice comes from, or why some taste fresher than others? Usually, the reason it tastes fresher is because it’s 100% Floridian, which you can read more about by clicking here. Some companies label their product “Florida Orange Juice”, while it may not even be from Florida! Here are three Florida companies who guarantee to only produce fresh orange juice 100% from Florida.

Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company

Natalie’s Orange Juice has one ingredient – fresh Florida oranges. Marygrace Sexton started

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Despite a little wind and rain, the 2019 Santa Slam Kids Fishing Tournament sold out this past weekend, welcoming 77 junior anglers to fish on the Juno Beach Pier with Santa.

From Hobe Sound to Boca Raton, South Florida families drove from near and far to support this family-friendly event in order to fundraise for ChasN’Tailz Foundation, a local non-profit children's charity funding needy families with very sick children in memory of Chase Warren. 

“The Santa Slam is all about teaching children about giving back and teaching them about our history by mentoring ethical angling.” Summer Warren, Director of ChaseN’Tailz and Santa Slam, told Waterfront Properties, “We think small hands giving big is our future."

Founded by Summer Warren,

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Christmas is one of the biggest cooking days of the year. Whether they are having turkey, prime rib, ham, tofu or all of the above, many people like to go out on Christmas Eve so they don’t have to worry about putting together yet another homemade meal. Here are a few restaurant options for those of you in Palm Beach County looking to eat out on Christmas Eve.

Burt and Max’s

Burt and Max’s is open normal business hours on Christmas Eve, from 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. On Christmas Day the restaurant is open from 1-8:30 p.m. Chef Patrick Broadhead is offering a la carte holiday specials, clam chowder ($9), burrata and tomatoes ($13), short ribs ($28), scallops ($31) — in addition to the regular menu. On Christmas Day the drinks from the bar are

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Lilly Pulitzer’s iconic Beach Bash Palm Beach is back again for the 14th year with saving sea turtles on the agenda and colorful Palm Beach style as the dress code!

Palm Beach hostess and socialite Lilly Pulitzer once said, “If you don’t have any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.” Benefiting The Sea Turtle Hospital and Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Beach Bash Palm Beach is Lilly Pullitzer’s largest annual charity event.

Since Lilly Pulitzer’s festive shift dresses started with a juice stand, this year’s theme is “squeeze the day”! On Saturday, Dec. 28, from 8 p.m. to midnight, over 700 philanthropic influencers will spend a beautiful evening at The Beach Club on Palm Beach for one of the most anticipated celebrations

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Admirals Cove already has a laundry list of prestigious golf tournaments that it has hosted over the years. Come May, it will have another one to add to its list.

Recently the Florida State Golf Association (FSGA), announced that it would be holding its Mid-Amateur Championship at Admirals Cove May 14-17, 2020. The event will consist of the 84 golfers that advanced out of the qualifying stages. 36 holes of stroke play will be played over the first two days with the top 32 after stroke play advancing to the match-play portion of the championship.

Registration for the Mid-Am Championship opens on January 15th and goes until April 15th. Any male golfer 25 years of age or older with a registered Florida GHIN handicap of 7 or below is eligible to

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While most of us simply call it a “Christmas Tree,” the green thing in your living room, the one surrounded by all those pretty presents, is actually called an “Evergreen Fir.”

Evergreen Firs have traditionally been used to celebrate winter festivals (pagan and Christian) for thousands of years. People traditionally used Evergreen Fir branches to decorate their homes during the Winter solstice, as it made them think of the spring to come. The Romans used Fir Trees to decorate their temples at the festival of Saturnalia. And Christians use it as a sign of everlasting life with God.

Although history is not completely clear on the actual origin of the modern Christmas tree, Germany is generally credited with starting the tradition as we now know it

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There are few, if any, businesses that inspire a following like Trader Joe’s. We in the Palm Beaches are happy to have a location of our own right in Palm Beach Gardens. If you’ve never been, here are a few of the best things about Trader Joe’s. 

Low Prices

Trader Joe’s is able to combine low-prices with high-quality products. And that’s not just a pitch, if you’ve ever been there you can vogue for it. The company is able to do that because they have virtually no advertising budget, they instead deal directly with vendors and axing unpopular or low-selling products. Trader Joe’s customers basically do their advertising for them. It’s called product/company evangelism.

Charles Shaw Wines

Charles Shaw wines are owned by Franzia, purveyors of

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