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The Palm Beaches have miles of great surf. It’s no wonder our area has helped shape some equally great surfers. Jupiter Magazine ran a piece recently featuring some of Palm Beach County’s best young surfers, here are a few who made the list.

Sarah Abbott, 16

Sarah Abbott was 10 when she attended her first surf camp at Blue Water School of Surfing. “I loved it so much that all I wanted to do was go surfing every day,” she recalls. Since then, the high school junior has spent most of her time perfecting her craft and moving up in the ranks of some of the nation’s biggest surf competitions. She took first place in the 2018 Eastern Surfing Aassociation’s (ESA) Southeast Regional Championships in the girls U16 (under-16) division, leading her to the

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Socially distanced outdoor exercise is encouraged even now during the coronavirus. Rather than visiting crowded gyms, those nervous about the coronavirus may enjoy exploring some of Florida’s great biking and hiking trails.

Loxahatchee River Paddling Trail
The swift and twisting Loxahatchee River is worthy of its status as Florida's first National Wild and Scenic RiverTrapper Nelson's cabin is a point of interest near the trail's terminus in Jonathan Dickinson State Park near Stuart. The coffee-colored stream meanders through an unspoiled subtropical river swamp where bald cypress pond apple orchids and ferns line the shores. The 8.5-mile paddling trail makes for an ideal day-long adventure for intermediate or experienced paddlers.

Nature

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A mere 10 miles from the resort lies The Breakers Rees Jones Course, a stunning expanse of green dotted with blue ponds. It’s a modern complement to our traditional Ocean Course, pursued by seasoned players and beginners alike.

Originally built in 1968, the course was reconstructed in 2004 as one of the premier golf experiences in the southeast United States, reflecting the signature style of eminent course architect Rees Jones.

This contemporary course caters to every level of golfer and provides multiple options, thanks to its large fairways, challenging water carries, varied pin positions and five sets of tees. Please note: for your convenience, complimentary shuttle service is provided from the resort to The Breakers Rees Jones Course.

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Palm Beach County has some of the best outdoor parks in the country. Wildlife, beaches and beautiful landscapes, Palm Beach County has it all. Here are a few of our favorite outdoor parks.

Riverbend Park

If you want to get a little history with your nature walk, Riverbend is the spot. It is adjacent to the Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park, site of two 1838 battles of the Second Seminole Indian War, and the Loxahatchee River, designated a National Wild and Scenic River, runs through it. There are 7 miles of equestrian trails and about 10 miles of walking trails. Fishing and picnicking areas, too.

Dyer Park

Located in Palm Beach Gardens between West Palm and Jupiter, Dyer is a 560-acre inland park is a good spot for running. There are

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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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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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Landscaping the Florida-Friendly way means using low maintenance plants and environmentally sustainable practices. Here are a few of the ways you can improve your home’s landscaping.

Water infrequently but thoroughly

Most lawns need about 3/4 to 1 inch of water once per week, or once every two weeks when the weather cools. Water can come from rain, or from irrigation. Infrequent but deep watering encourages deep rooting, as well as healthier and hardier plants with a greater tolerance for drought.

Water at the right time of day

Water early in the day, especially in warmer weather, when evaporation rates are lowest.

Watch your lawn instead of a schedule or calendar

Your lawn needs watering when:

  • Grass blades are folded in half
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Love the great outdoors? Palm Beach County offers some of the most beautiful natural environments South Florida has to offer. Here are a few parks and places you and your family will enjoy exploring.

Ocean Inlet Park

Ocean Inlet Park is a beautiful oceanfront park in Boynton Beach, Florida. With over 600 feet of beach frontage in its 11.39 acres, the park is a quaint yet ample place for adventure and fun. Known for its snorkeling, Ocean Inlet Park is home to thousands of species of marine wildlife from reef fish, turtles, dolphins, crustaceans, birds and more.

The park has received rave reviews from local families and residents saying that the park offers plenty of shaded tables for picnics, clean restrooms, clean beaches, a marina, day slip,

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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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