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Just one year after turning pro, Jupiter Island resident Tiger Woods wins the 1997 Masters, shooting a then scoring record 18-under par for the week. The youngest person ever to claim the Green Jacket, Tiger won by a Masters record 12 shots, a record that still stands today.

Woods has since gone on to win the Masters 4 more times, with the latest being in 2019.

Woods' Scores In His 5 Masters Victories Are...

  • 1997:  270 (-18)
  • 2001:  272 (-16)
  • 2002:  276 (-12)
  • 2005:  276 (-12, won in playoff)
  • 2019:  275 (-13)
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United Technologies (UTC) opened a showcase campus over a year ago that has already brought 380 new jobs to Palm Beach Gardens. The impressive 224,000 square-foot, glass-enclosed building is a museum-like designed facility showcasing the best new technology from around the world that is designed to reduce energy use in big buildings.

The Carrier Center for Intelligent Buildings is a first-of-its-kind technology, innovation and collaboration center showcasing Carrier products and integrated systems. The building, located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, features solutions and interactive displays from our brands, bringing to life all the manners in which a building can interact and make it possible around the world.

This display includes

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 The Robert Fontaine Gallery moved onto Worth Avenue in Palm Beach last month after being in the Miami area for 11 years. The Town of Palm Beach persists in attracting a growing flock of major art collectors. Changes in the art world, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, have influenced this migration.

The gallery owner, Robert Fontaine, said the decision to move to 256 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach was somewhat based on the inability to find a space in Miami at a reasonable price.  Fontaine's gallery was in Miami's Wynwood art district for 6 years before moving to Miami Beach in 2017.  Because of the gentrification, it has been difficult for art galleries to find space without being priced out.

Fontaine is happy that the Town of Palm Beach has managed to

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For six brown pelicans, freedom was only a few flaps of their wings away. Two adult and four juvenile pelicans were released back into the wild last week by Busch Wildlife Sanctuary.  Busch Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife hospital and education center headquartered in the Town of Jupiter since 1983.

For nearly two months, the pelicans were patients at the sanctuary's wildlife hospital. Some had been treated for injuries incurred after they became entangled in fishing gear. The others were treated for exhaustion because of migration.

The pelicans were transported to the beach at Carlin Park in small carriers, one bird per carrier. As soon as their doors were opened the pelicans immediately flew due east, landing softly on the flat, calm,

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If you are looking for a break in Southeast Florida from the kids, or even your parents, a getaway may be the answer.  COVID-19 has everyone on each other’s last nerve. A romantic retreat may be the answer.  Although there are plenty of great resorts in Palm Beach County, this may require a few more miles between yourself and your dependents.

There is an incredible adults-only all-inclusive resort in the Florida Keys that is rumored to be the ultimate romantic escape. Each spacious bungalow includes a private verandah with a soaking tub, as well as a flat-screen smart TV and a comfy bed with a pillowtop mattress. Dine at one of six on-site restaurants, take a yoga class on the beach, or float out on the bay in a private tiki boat. Featuring

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The Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation has been artificial reef building over the past 7 years. The Foundation is in Jupiter and pursued the foundation's mission of "enhancing and protecting the marine environment" by raising over $2 million to build over 1.5 miles of new reefs offshore of Jupiter and Juno Beach.

The Foundation was created to honor the memory of Andrew Harris who was struck by a boat while snorkeling in the Jupiter Inlet on June 8, 2014. The foundation’s work will help assure the long-term health and vibrancy of the local marine environment where Andrew loved to dive and fish.

The Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation is a 501C3 founded in July 2014 that strives to build and enhance the marine environment in northern Palm Beach County by

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The 11th Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival will take place April 17-18, 2021. Rosemary Square (formerly CityPlace) in West Palm Beach will host this fine arts affair.  The festival will feature artists' tents, arranged gallery-style, and filled with all mediums of fine art at this FREE outdoor event. 

Guests are invited to meander amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more from the local and national artists who are on site to discuss their inspirations and processes for each hand-made work.

Safety measures will be in place for the socially distanced, outdoor event. Masks are mandatory inside the show site for everyone except children under the age of two. Guests are also

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Palm Beach County residents who appreciate the wonders of Disney will be pleasantly surprised with the new license plates. Florida registered car owners can purchase a presale voucher for $25 plus applicable fees through their local County Tax Collector's office, DMVs across the state of Florida, or online through your local  Tax Collector's Office.

For many South Florida residents, Disney World has been one of the favorite places on planet Earth. Walt Disney World is not just one theme park… it has FOUR theme parks, all of which are amazing! The four parks are Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom.

Visit the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles site to learn more about the first ever Walt Disney World Resort specialty

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Savor the Avenue is a signature tradition of dining under the stars down the middle of Atlantic Avenue, in Delray Beach, is here again—the 12th year!  The feasting event will feature a four-course meal and a renowned downtown Delray Beach experience you will not want to miss. Tables will stretch out from Swinton Avenue to East Fifth Avenue of U.S. Highway 1 and be cognizant of social distancing and C.D.C. guidelines.  The event will raise fund for Community Greening,

Community Greening is a Delray Beach based nonprofit dedicated to planting trees and protecting green spaces. Matt Shipley and Mark Cassini are behind the charity, which is patterned on a host of other grassroots urban forestry organizations around the country that are working to

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Palm Beach County is not immune to allergy season.  Some allergists recommend you start taking meds a couple weeks before allergy season arrives, or, at the latest, take them the moment you begin having symptoms. Taking them early can stop an immune system freak-out before it happens, lessening the severity of symptoms, he adds. Check out the National Allergy Map to figure out when to start taking meds depending on where you live.

As for which allergy meds to take, if you are seriously stuffed, start with steroid nasal sprays such as Flonase or Rhinocort, which reduce inflammation-induced stuffiness and if you have got itching, sneezing, and a runny nose, too, look for non-sedating antihistamines such as Zyrtec, Xyzal, or Allegra. While over the

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