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The City of West Palm Beach is working to develop innovative ideas to maintain community bonds this Summer—one of which is a weekly drive-in movie.

The movies will play at both Dreher Park and Currie Park throughout August.

The current schedule is:

  • August 8: Despicable Me 3 (PG) - Dreher Park

  • August 15: Grease (PG) - Currie Park

  • August 22: Sonic the Hedgehog (PG) - Dreher Park

  • August 29: 50 First Dates (PG-13) - Currie Park

More dates and movies will be announced at a later time, the city said.

Gates will open at 6 p.m. with the movies set to start at 7 p.m.

General admission tickets are $10 per vehicle and $30 for VIP. The VIP option includes front row parking, or as close as possible, plus a

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South Florida has a lot of fun things coming up in August, some of the events are in person, others are online. Here are some of the events you and your family can enjoy together next month.

NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale presents Happy! — a new exhibition of contemporary works produced by artists who aim to engage the viewer emotionally. The exhibition is available to view online through Aug. 30 at nsuartmuseum.org. You can also subscribe to the lecture series on the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s YouTube channel that is open to everyone.

Classics for a Summer Evening: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Community Arts Program Virtual Summer Concert Series (CapCast) will livestream on Facebook with Scott Flavin and friends Summer Strings Quartet in beloved

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The little beach town of Hobe Sound has quite a few interesting features and tales you may never have heard of. Here are 10 interesting facts about beautiful Hobe Sound:

1. The town was named after the Native American tribe that resided in the area in the 1600s. The Jobe and Tequesta Indians (hence where the neighboring town of Tequesta also got its name) were discovered when a British cargo ship, The Reformation- carrying sugar, rum, beef, and molasses from Jamaica to New England- sank off the north end of the Jupiter Inlet. Captain Jonathan Dickinson and his crew of 25 men befriended the natives and gave Hobe Sound its name in their honor in 1699. 

2. In the early 1900s, Hobe Sound was also known as "Olympia" because the 12,000 acres of the

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Palm Beach County has a long, rich history. Here are a few of the most interesting local museums to see and experience some of that history first-hand.

Flagler Museum

The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, also known as Whitehall, is a Palm Beach landmark that was originally built as a wedding present and winter retreat for Henry Morrison Flagler and his third wife, Mary Lily Kenan. The 75-room Gilded Age mansion, also known as Whitehall, was built in 1902. The building façade is breathtaking even today, with massive marble columns and a red barrel-tiled roof.

Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum, featuring guided tours, changing exhibits and special programs. During your tour, learn

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Here are some fun places where your kids can play and have fun outdoors.

Constitution Park in Tequesta

Amazing playground and beautifully maintained surrounds make this park a true gem.  You may have to physically pry your children off of the equipment when it is time to leave.  The playground is best suited to older children with the tube slides and a tall treehouse.  There is also a fitness trail and basketball courts.

Address: 399 Seabrook Rd, Jupiter, FL 33469

Lake Lytal Park in West Palm Beach

Popular for its affordable water fun at the Family Aquatic Center, Lake Lytal in central Palm Beach County also has many other features to enjoy.  Baseball, racquetball, basketball, and tennis courts are available for active families or

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Located about an hour and a half north of Tampa, Crystal River is a great location for an outdoor day trip that you can take with your family. Here are a few things you and your family can do while visiting Crystal River:

Swim with the Manatees

Crystal River is known for being one of just a few places in Florida that native manatees flock to each year during the cooler months. The town of Crystal River and its surrounding waters are dotted with natural springs that remain around 72 degrees year-round, drawing in the manatees that can't survive in colder water.

Go Ziplining

Tree Top Adventures offers those visiting crystal river a fun family-friendly activity, that will challenge you with ropes, zip lines, a climbing wall, lily pad

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If you enjoy the great South Florida outdoors, here are some of the best beaches you and your family have to visit this Summer.

Tequesta

Coral Cove Park, located on the northern tip of Palm Beach County, looks out over the ocean and allows visitors an up-close look at some of the local marine life. A few feet offshore, you can snorkel and find many carved rocks that house tiny fish and crustaceans, and natural tide pools that form in the tide. Across the street from the park is the Intracoastal waterway that provides calmer swimming conditions. 

Jupiter

Dubois Park, located on the edge of the Jupiter Inlet, has great views of the Jupiter Lighthouse, the Intracoastal, and the ocean. The beach park has man-made pools of water protected by

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One of the many nice things about living in Palm Beach County is that you can spend time on the water almost year-round. Here are a few fun, water-based activities that you are sure to enjoy.

Kayaking

Kayaking is seen as nice and relaxing water activity. Kayaks can hold up to one or two people depending on the type and size of the kayak. You can come and explore Florida’s nature by gliding down the waterway and getting a good workout in while doing it. Several parks, as well as the Intracoastal, offer a nice adventure. Here is a list of some of the local parks to kayaking through Peanut Island, Okeeheelee Park, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Loxahatchee River, John D MacArthur State Park, and much more. 

Snorkeling

Come swim through the

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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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Jupiter, FL is a great place for commercial fishermen and amateur anglers alike.  Here are some popular sports fish that you can try and catch while fishing in Jupiter.

Sailfish

These are powerful predators that are also amongst the fastest in the sea. They have an incredible swimming speed and can achieve as much as 68 mph. People love them because they have a jumping power. Often, individuals go to watch them jump in water almost like dolphins. If you are doing it for fun, this is one that will get your heart racing and your adrenaline pumping. They are chiefly found in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. You will easily identify them by their sharp, hooked nostrils.

Marlin

Blue Marlin is a favorite of people who love catching a line in

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