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This upcoming weekend, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting their second annual Hike 2O event. Gather your friends and hiking gear and join in on the weekend of fun.

Hike 2O is a three-day, two-night event in the back country that is being held this Friday through Sunday. Hikers will join trail experts from the Florida Trail Association- Loxahatchee Chapter and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center staff biologists as they are guided through some of South Florida’s most iconic ecosystems.

The three-day hike is not an easy undertaking. Campsites, weather, and trail conditions can make this hiking event even more challenging. Prior hiking experience is recommended but all are welcomed to take on the challenge. New this year, the event will also

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach offers a unique program that allows the public to adopt a sea turtle from their sea turtle research and rehabilitation center. The adoption program helps benefit further research and continuous care for the injured, sick, and endangered sea turtles housed in Juno Beach.

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help protect marine life and help to promote ocean conservation. If an injured sea turtle is found, the center rescues the sea turtle and brings it to their rehabilitation center for treatment and diagnosis before being released back into the ocean.

The beaches in our area are popular every March through October during the Sea Turtle Nesting Season. Along

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Palm Beach County is Florida’s biggest farming county!  In fact, it is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Palm Beach County. The southeast coast of Florida conjures up ideas of beaches, great shopping, innovative restaurants, laid back luxury, gorgeous homes, miles of navigable waterways and the Atlantic Ocean. But farming?

As it turns out the United States Department of Agriculture conducts a poll every five years. The information is from 2017 Census of Agriculture, the most recent data available, and includes agricultural sales from each county and what percentage those sales are of the total agricultural market in the state.

To determine the biggest farming county in every state, Stacker compiled data from the United

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Nights on Clematis will soon be a bit brighter thanks to new programming at the newly renovated Centennial Fountain at the Nancy M. Graham Centennial Square,150 North Clematis Street. The West Palm Beach “Clematis by Light” display started with a “Love Our CommUNITY” show. The show will run Thursdays through Sundays plus President's Day until March 11, 2021.

The 6-minute show runs three times an hour from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. According to city officials the event will consist of a "waterworks spectacle", set to synchronized light and music shows. Interactive, multi-colored lights will also be included on nearby palm trees.  This state-of-the-art system can coordinate dynamic dancing water shows set to music and 109 LED lights, producing up to 16.7

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Paws in the Park will offer an opportunity for people to come out and adopt from local area pet rescue groups.  These groups will have adoptable animals on site.  Dogs and their owners are invited to join others for the Paws in the Park event Sunday, February 21, 2021, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  The day of if filled with exhibits, demonstrations, entertainment, beer and more!  Paws in the Park will take place at 100 N Clematis Street, West Palm Beach.

Honor your four-legged friend and their consistent loyalty by bringing them out to experience a day of cavorting and exploration!  Perhaps you are looking for a new furry best friend, give one of these rescued angels a forever home. Come out and adopt from area rescue groups, who will have adoptable animals

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The 31st Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival will not disappoint. Over the years, this Stuart festival has established itself as one of the leading art fairs in Martin County. The festival is set up on Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart and proceeds from the Art Festival benefit the Stuart Main Street program.

Downtown Stuart will be transformed into a spectacular art festival. The booths will be filled with every medium of fine art – photography, painting, sculpture, woodwork, glass and more. With over 70 gift shops, restaurants, and clothing stores, this quaint downtown area is frequented by residents and visitors alike who enjoy a small-town feeling with all the comforts of a city. The festival completes a day of shopping, eating, and growing in

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The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum located at 129 East Ocean Avenue in Boynton Beach has been established to encourage families to learn the history of Boynton Beach and Palm Beach County.  The mission of the museum and interactive learning center features hands-on, interactive exhibits about history, maritime history, marine life, local   history, period home, general store, and school life displays. The “exhibits provide an interactive glimpse of life for early Florida Pioneers – before the days of computers, cell phones, televisions or even cars."

Revisit the old Florida railroad with your children. “All Aboard,” pick up passengers, and hop onboard the Orange Blossom Express for a ride back in time to the days of the early South Florida railway

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Nestled in the heart of the charming equestrian community of Jupiter Farms is Taylor Farmhouse Café.  The quaint restaurant in the Jupiter Farms neighborhood offers seasonal innovative American fare.  Masterpiece favorites are taken to the next level, and innovative dishes with homemade sauces and dressings will please the palette.

Chef Christopher Taylor and his wife, Elizabeth, have been serving their exceptional home-grown offerings to the Jupiter/Tequesta area.  Chef Christopher uses only the highest quality seasonal and locally sourced produce, and all-natural meats with no steroids, hormones, or antibiotics—ever.   

Bring family and friends to Taylor Farmhouse Cafe for memorable meals, gatherings, and celebrations.  You are invited to

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Who is ready for #Pawsinthepark? Paws in the Park returns, SAFELY, on Sunday, February 21st from 11am-5pm! This is a FREE event for humans and your fur babies! Enjoy live music with Across the Universe, a tribute to The Beatles and The Motowners! Plus there will be food, beer, animal adoptions, lots of vendors for a full day of fun! Masks are mandatory and all CDC Guidelines will be followed.
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This week, COVID-19 healthcare heroes received a special gift that will hopefully bring some love and happiness into their lives. Jupiter Realtor Rob Thomson donated $15,000 to pay the adoption fees at Big Dog Ranch Rescue for those dealing with the pandemic on the front lines.

“The emotional toll of dealing with families and patients in our community who have been affected by Covid-19 is tremendous,” Thomson said. “I hope our frontline workers will consider adopting a new friend so they may enjoy a warm and loving companion. Thank you so much for your incredible dedication to healing our family and friends.”

Those fighting to save lives during the Covid-19 pandemic have been under an incredible amount of stress, and Rob Thomson is making sure that

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