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It looks like a dream come true, an area with breathtaking ocean or waterway views and authentic small-town friendliness. This utopia exists in Tequesta, Florida. The Village of Tequesta is a boater’s delight!  Tequesta is known for its picturesque and relaxing lifestyle on the water just north of Jupiter.  Across the scenic Jupiter Inlet and alongside the graceful Loxahatchee River is the quaint Village of Tequesta.  This is where people have flocked to quietly raise their families or retire and enjoy life peacefully along the waterways.

You may find the name of the little village interesting.  Tequesta received its namesake from a Native American tribe known as Tequesta. They occupied an area along the southeastern coast of Florida.  They had

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Lack of space is a problem even in the most stunning of Jupiter homes. If you are in the process of decorating a small room and realizing this is truly a small room dilemma.  Rest assured there are plenty of reasons why small is better: small spaces are easier to decorate, easier to keep clean, and easier to organize.

It is a dilemma to figure out ways to get collections (a/k/a “junk”) out of view, organized behind doors, in closets, or on shelves. However, there is nothing that makes a small space feel more cramped than having too much stuff on display. These simple tips will help you make a small room look bigger without breaking the bank.

Need a small room to feel bigger? Try these ideas:

-  Add a few mirrors around the room to help reflect

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Life can be challenging at times, so lighten up and treat yourself to something sweet. The northern Palm Beach County has an abundance of sweet treats spots ready for indulgent sampling.  For the average person, there is nothing wrong with sugar per se, unless all the sweet foods in your daily diet are keeping you from eating and drinking the nutritious foods you need. Moderation is always the key.

It is common to have sugar cravings. The yearning stems from both physical and psychological causes. Did you realize when you eat sugar your brain absorbs more of the amino acid tryptophan from your blood? Your brain uses tryptophan to manufacture serotonin. Serotonin is the neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of comfort and elevated mood. The effect

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It sunny and warm outside, so staying chill in Palm Beach County requires a little creative magic.  Florida is a state that has a real reputation for relaxation. Palm Beach County is blessed by beautiful beaches, remarkable natural botanical gardens, mesmerizing waterways and so much more. However, the heat is on and at times you just need to chill out. No matter what your interests are, you will be sure to find the perfect way to chill out in Florida.

Sloan’s Ice Cream is a self-described "ice cream utopia for the young and young at heart," and its sure to also gratify mature palates. You will find flavors of ice cream like Strawberry Cheesecake and Elvis's Favorite, peanut butter, and banana ice cream. Yes, “thank you very much.” Sloan’s has

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 South Florida Publix Supermarkets has issued a mask mandate. The major grocery retailer announced Thursday each customer will be required to wear face coverings starting Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Publix feels it is their way to contribute to keep the community healthy and safe.

With the number of coronavirus cases continuing to grow and current CDC guidelines, signs announcing the new requirement will be posted at store entrances, and in-store announcements will be made.

All stores have implemented a heightened ongoing disinfection program focusing on high-touch surfaces like touchpads, door and drawer handles, phones and computers, and continued cleaning and sanitization of stores. It has installed plastic barrier shields at checkout, customer

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Jupiter Hills Club, 11800 SE Hill Club Terrace, is a private club and golf course in the Village of Tequesta juts past the Palm Beach/Martin County Line.  It is conveniently located between the Intracoastal Waterway and Jonathan Dickinson State Park. It is said that Jupiter Hills “occupies some of the best topography for golf in the state, with the stretch from hole 6 through 11 and 16 through 18 serving a mix of uphill and downhill shots the likes of which most Florida courses cannot provide”.

The comedian, Bob Hope and motor industrialist, William Ford along with architect George Fazio Got together one day and concluded that Southeast Florida needed a private, exclusive golf club and the concept for Jupiter Hills Club was created. Acquiring the

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Tiger Woods designated $83,333.00 from his Match Play earnings to Palm Beach County charity, Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches.  The West Palm Beach based organizations mission “is to nourish and enrich the lives of homebound seniors by delivering fresh food daily with compassion and love.  As a 501c(3) non-profit, we provide these services to those in need in Palm Beach County without any government funding.  Our program is exclusively funded by the generosity of our community including foundations, individual donors, corporate partners, special events and fundraisers.” 

With the help of many of private donors, community foundations, as well as the legendary golfer, Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches has raised more than $300,000 to provide

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There is a rich history substantiating the Town of Jupiter as a favorite destination that dates back to the Celestial Railroad of the late 1880’s. The Celestial Railroad line was just 7.5 miles long. The railroad had once served as the last link for travelers to Lake Worth. After boating down the Indian River, they would take the train to the head of Lake Worth in Juno where they would once again board a boat for destinations further in South Florida. In 1893, the Celestial Railroad advertised a “Grand Tour” ride for $114.95!

The justification for naming the railway the Celestial Railroad was for the reason that the four stations were named Jupiter, Venus, Mars, and Juno.  The Jupiter station was located on the Jupiter Inlet, on the southernmost point

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When you begin exploring for your dream home you may consider sitting down and creating a list of items you wish you could have in this ideal home.  Better yet, grab a piece of paper and fold it in half, on one side of the paper, place at the top of the paper the page the label “Wish List” and on the other side the fold line place the label “Needs List”.  Begin jotting down ideas you would like to have in your dream home.   

Perhaps your “Wish List” may include 6-bedroom suites/ 8 bathrooms/ 6,000 square feet/ with 2 guest houses/ directly on the ocean.  If you can manage to move forward with this “Wish List” move forward with your dream home purchase!  If not, it might be time to take a look at the “Needs List” a bit more carefully and find a

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Summertime sun, pool and beach can wreak havoc on the hair of Palm Beach County locals.  As businesses begin to reopen their doors, little by little, getting into our best presentable appearance may be warranted. Summer is one of the harshest seasons on hair. With it comes sunlight, humidity, and chlorine or salt water from swimming. Healthy hair is possible with just a few healthy hair tips.

Sun not only bleaches hair, it can also create dry, damaged hair. One trick is to apply a hydrating oil mask to the hair once a week. The best sun protection for hair is to wear a hat outdoors or apply a UV blocking serum to hair before stepping outside. Use a light hair spray than offers broad spectrum sun protection.

Styling tools, even at low

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