June 2020

There are 112 blog entries for June 2020.

Independence Day is coming up this Saturday and many are wondering how they can celebrate while still practicing safe social distancing

Watch on TV

Many cities have canceled their festivities, and with that, the main draw: fireworks. But some are moving forward. Your best, and safest, bet is to watch either in your backyard or on a TV or computer screen. No, it won’t be as good as the real thing. But it’s a small price to pay for your health and safety.

In New York City, Macy’s fireworks show, a spectacle that usually beckons residents to rooftops and parks on July 4, will take place on several unspecified nights from Monday through the holiday, with each display lasting only five minutes. They will be set off from unannounced locations

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Although South Florida gyms are now open, some are still choosing to avoid them in favor of working out at home or, worse, doing nothing physical at all.

There is a direct relationship between your diet, physical activity, and health. Your nutrition is a key player when it comes to physical, mental, and social well-being. And it’s important for preventing disease.

Here are some tips to start being physically active at home:

Focus on weaknesses

As a general rule, you always want to have an intention before starting a workout routine or program. This pinpoints what you’re not good at, and therefore what you are trying to improve. I summarized a few abilities I think people at home, both young and older populations, should focus on.

Go

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This summer, the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is hosting a virtual summer camp for kids interested in nature and science.

The summer camp consists of five sessions once a week and campers will get a chance to create activities through their interactive camp sessions. The campers must have access to a computer of mobile device and most of the activities will take place outside in your own backyard.

The sessions include topics such as conservation, cool science facts, and South Florida’s eco-system. Those who register for the virtual camp will receive a camp box filled with supplies for crafts, exploration, and activities.

The camp dates will be based on grade level each child will be entering in the fall.

1st- 2nd Grade: Every Monday: July 6th,

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The Seminole Wars, also known as the Florida Wars, were a series of three battles between the Seminole Indians and the U.S. military from 1816-1858. They were the longest, most expensive Indian wars in U.S. history both monetarily and in human lives lost. 

They began in the early 18th century when General Andrew Jackson led excursions on the north and west sides of Florida, forcing the Seminoles and other tribes to move to one large preservation in the center of the state. The government began building forts and trading posts in native territories enforcing the movement of the Indians by treaty. Their resistance began the First Seminole War in 1816.

In 1830 the Indian Removal Act sparked the second war as it required all natives to move to

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Things are starting to get back to normal here in Jupiter and the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum has added a calendar of events for the month of July. Due to safety guidelines and restrictions, the events and tours are limited to a certain number of people so be sure to reserve your space and visitors are required to please wear a mask or facial covering.

July Events at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum

Lighthouse Sunset Tour: July 1st, July 8th, July 15th, July 22nd, and July 29th

Climb to the Top of the Lighthouse and take in the credible view of Jupiter and watch the sunset. The tours last approximately an hour and visitors will get a change to see inside the lighthouse watch room and watch the light illuminate the sky. Tickets are

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Staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy. In many areas, people can visit parks, trails, and open spaces as a way to relieve stress, get some fresh air and vitamin D, stay active, and safely connect with others.

While these facilities and areas can offer health benefits, it is important that you follow the steps below to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Do

  • Visit parks that are close to your home: If you are sick with COVID-19, were recently exposed (within 14 days) to someone with COVID-19, or just don’t feel well, do not visit public areas including parks or recreational facilities. Follow recommended steps to take if you are sick.

  • Traveling long distances to visit a park

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Many Fourth of July celebrations across South Florida and the country have been adjusting their firework shows to keep everyone safe and healthy. Many fireworks to celebrate America’s independence will still be going and some will be virtual for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

Here is a list of 4th of July Firework Celebrations happening in Florida this upcoming weekend.

Palm Beach County:

Boca Raton Fabulous Fourth: is a week-long virtual celebration starting June 27th through Saturday, July 4th. The fireworks will be shown on the Boca Raton Recreation social media pages and the City of Boca Raton’s YouTube channel.

North Palm Beach: The firework display is cancelled at the Country Club, but the Village of North Palm Beach is

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Palm Beach County residents will soon find reusable face masks in their mailboxes. Each package, which will be sent out in early July, will have two cloth and two disposable masks.

Palm Beach County residents are required to wear masks in public places in all but a few instances including exemptions for children under 2, people with medical conditions for whom masks can be dangerous, or for religious reasons.

The mask can come off if someone is actively eating at a restaurant, exercising at the gym, physically distanced from others at a park, beach, boat or golf course, but masks must be worn when coming and going from these places or when others are within close proximity.

There’s no designated registration or card that will prove that a

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a nonprofit sea turtle research, rehabilitation and educational institution that promotes conservation of ocean ecosystems with a focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. The Center features an on-site hospital, research laboratory, educational exhibits and aquariums, and also operates the Juno Beach Pier, which hosts world-class angling and sightseeing. Situated on one of the world’s most important sea turtle nesting beaches, Loggerhead Marinelife Center is open daily and hosts over 350,000 guests free-of-charge each year. The Center’s conservation team works with 90 local and international organizations across six continents to form partnerships and share conservation initiatives and best practices that are

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The perfect place to relax and unwind. Nestled at the base of the levee on the southeast shore of Lake Okeechobee, this small, peaceful park provides a natural setting for many Florida native plants and animals. Guests and wildlife share this natural habitat with mutual respect. Fishermen enjoy easy access to Lake Okeechobee using the boat ramp adjacent to the campground. Nature lovers enjoy hiking or biking the nearby Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail and bird watching.

Each of South Bay RV Campground's 72 paved RV sites has its own grill and picnic table, and includes cable TV, water, sewer and electric hook-ups at no additional charge (both 30 and 50 amp service available). Guests can relax around numerous ground fire rings throughout the park, and

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