October 2020

There are 70 blog entries for October 2020.

 

Halloween is upon us, and nothing could be scarier than what 2020 has doled out already, COVID19. No worries for sunny South Florida.  Social distance candy distribution for Halloween 2020 has not gone to the birds, it has gone to sports nuts! This year the simple act of trick or treating and handing out candy has become complicated and as such people are adjusting on how they plan to celebrate the holiday.

SHOOTING HOOPS:

This is more for you than the kids. The best part: It requires no equipment. Basically, you shoot the candy like you are Michael Jordan and the trick or treaters try to catch it in their pails and pillowcases.

TENNIS:

Grab that tennis racket and depending on the age of the ghost or goblin, lob that Three Musketeers bar

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Steam Horse Brewery, one of Palm Beach County’s favorite local breweries and favorite in the Warehouse District, is adding some spooky fun to the menu this Halloween weekend!  Specialty-themed beers and seltzers will be on tap all night long, plus live, scare-worthy music by “The Moonshiners.”  It all happens from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. before the vibe switches to fun, spooky music until 11 p.m. 

Steam Horse was founded in 2017. The creative brew masters of Tequesta Brewing Company and Twisted Trunk joined forces and brought this brewery to West Palm. The brewery brews high quality craft beers from a variety of styles, both traditional and experimental. Set in the heart of West Palm Beach, the roomy 6,000 square foot tap room pays homage to the vintage

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If you are still looking for something fun to do this Halloween. Here are some Halloween events and activities happening in and around Palm Beach County this weekend.

Boca Raton

A Spell on Broadway: The Wik Theater is offering three-course meal and entertainment featuring pop-culture references like Beetlejuice, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Little Shop of Horrors and more. The event runs through Halloween night.

Boynton Beach

Animal EDventure Park: The Park is hosting a kid-friendly haunted scares, a pumpkin patch, and animal encounters. The tours are available through this Sunday and cost $13 dollars per person. To make a reservation call 561-350-6948.

Delray Beach

Drive Thru Boo: On Halloween from 1 pm to 3 pm, there will be a drive-thru

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Palm Beach County is open for business and the world is listening. In the past few weeks Palm Beach County has secured large investments from two national companies.

Elliot Management, a $41-billion dollar hedge fund out of New York, recent announced plans to move into the Phillips Point complex in West Palm Beach. The short-term lease is temporary space until Elliott can open more permanent offices of at least 25,000 square feet. The likely landing spot, according to the Palm Beach Post is 360 Rosemary, the new office building under construction by Related Cos. at Rosemary Square, according to two real estate sources. By establishing West Palm Beach as its headquarters, the firm will be able to escape New York's high taxes. 

The second was a

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A spooky night at the science museum is a perfect way to kick off Halloween weekend. The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, is hosting a strange night of science Friday, October 30th from 6-8pm. See you tonight for Spooky Science Night at the Museum! Feel free to wear your scariest costume ever!

This event is mostly outdoors, but please bring your mask for areas where social distancing isn't possible or if you wish to explore the "Real Bodies" exhibit indoors. Spread out and celebrate all things spooky on the 5-acre Science Trail.  No need to worry about social distancing with all the area to roam  and run.

A featured special presentation at 7:00 pm of “She’s alive, She’s alive! The reanimation

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This weekend is Halloween, the day where everyone dresses up in their favorite costumes, attends Halloween parties and go door to door to collect all the candy they can get. Halloween is not just about the candy and the costumes; the spooky holiday is actually centuries old.

Here are some interesting facts about Halloween that you might not have known.

Trick-or-Treating existed since Medieval Times: It was known as Guising in Scotland and Ireland when young people would dress up and go door to door for money in exchange for songs, poems, or other treats.

Skittles are the Top Halloween Candy in the United States and the top Halloween candy in the State of Florida according to Reader’s Digest.

Halloween is the second largest commercial holiday

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In early 2020, the Martin County Golf Course began renovations to the course and a name change. The new course is now called “Sailfish Sands” and the new course is going to be bolder, innovative, and more unique, nothing like any other course in Martin County.

Earlier this week, the Martin County Parks and Recreation Director announced that he went before the County Commission to update them on the progress of the massive project and to ask for additional funding. The director and course asked for $3 million dollars more which will bring the complete renovation cost to around $8 million dollars and the county approved the changes during the meeting. The county commissioners believe that the new high-end, modern facility will be a huge benefit to the

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In the spirit of Halloween, here's a Jupiter ghost story on the Loxahatchee River. The tale of the haunted spirit of Trapper Nelson reportedly haunts the tranquil inland waterways of the Loxahatchee River running through Jupiter and Tequesta.  Years ago, in the early 1930’s until the late 1960’s, a strapping "casanova" known as Trapper Nelson made quite an impact on the area and the local area socialites!  He was nicknamed the “Wildman of Loxahatchee”. The ghost is said to roam Jonathan Dickinson State Park to this day.

Trapper Nelson lived deep in the wild, uninhabited land on the Loxahatchee River (which is now Jonathon Dickinson State Park).  He was born in New Jersey and his given name was Vincent Nostokovich. This man was the modern day “Croc

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Its that time of year again for the 2020 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. The popular boat show is in its 61st year and despite heat waves, hurricanes, and other natural causes throughout the years the annual boat show has never been cancelled.

While the number of exhibits has been slightly reduced, the show will still be the largest in-water boat show with over 1,000 exhibitors and over 1,300 boats on display to look at and tour. The boats on display range from pontoons, cruisers, fishing boats to superyachts and more. In addition to the boats, the show will feature marine products and accessories, exotic cars, brokerage yachts, and more.

Fort Lauderdale is known as the “Yachting Capital of the World” and is hosting the famous Boat Show this weekend. The

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The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County recently announced its third annual MOSAIC (Months of Shows, Art, Ideas and Culture), celebrating arts and culture in The Palm Beaches.  Commencing this fall with special offers and hotel arrangements designed to reopen and revive cultural tourism for the  2020  “season”. 

Experience more culture for less, with special coupons and offers.  Glance at a sampling of several of the unique arts and culture opportunities presented by the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County for their 3rd. MOSAIC celebration.

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Arts Garage (Delray Beach): $10 off admission for virtual and in-person tickets to the “Music at Home & Live from Arts Garage” series now through December

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