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This year, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is celebrating a milestone. This July, the lighthouse is celebrating its 160th Anniversary.

Head to the Lighthouse for a milestone celebration and be one of the 160 visitors to help celebrate. Registration is now open online for you to join in on the fun. Tickets are required due to limited space and are on a first come, first serve basis, and tickets are offered during hourly timed-blocks.

The Lighthouse celebration will be held this Friday, July 10th. During the celebrations, visits can spend the day touring the lighthouse grounds, climb to the top of the iconic lighthouse, visit the lighthouse giftshop and explore the Keeper’s Workshop exhibit.

In compliance with the safety rules and

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Encompassing the communities of Port Salerno, Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Indiantown, part of Jupiter Island, Hobe Sound and Hutchinson Island, Martin County serves up beautiful beaches and more than 75 parks – not to mention one of the most bio-diverse lagoon ecosystems in the nation, the St. Lucie Inlet.

Jensen Beach

Jensen Beach is bustling with excitement. Locals and visitors alike flock to the sandy shores of this park on Hutchinson Island. Several picnic pavilions, as well as volleyball courts, bathrooms and showers make this a complete all-ages park.

Stuart Beach

Stuart Beach overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and golden sand beach, featuring a 250-foot boardwalk. Volleyball and basketball courts are on site, as well as a playground

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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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This summer, the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is hosting a virtual summer camp for kids interested in nature and science.

The summer camp consists of five sessions once a week and campers will get a chance to create activities through their interactive camp sessions. The campers must have access to a computer of mobile device and most of the activities will take place outside in your own backyard.

The sessions include topics such as conservation, cool science facts, and South Florida’s eco-system. Those who register for the virtual camp will receive a camp box filled with supplies for crafts, exploration, and activities.

The camp dates will be based on grade level each child will be entering in the fall.

1st- 2nd Grade: Every Monday: July 6th,

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Things are starting to get back to normal here in Jupiter and the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum has added a calendar of events for the month of July. Due to safety guidelines and restrictions, the events and tours are limited to a certain number of people so be sure to reserve your space and visitors are required to please wear a mask or facial covering.

July Events at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum

Lighthouse Sunset Tour: July 1st, July 8th, July 15th, July 22nd, and July 29th

Climb to the Top of the Lighthouse and take in the credible view of Jupiter and watch the sunset. The tours last approximately an hour and visitors will get a change to see inside the lighthouse watch room and watch the light illuminate the sky. Tickets are

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The following order has been re-posted verbatim to prevent misinterpretation. For updated information, please visit The Bahamas website.

COVID-19 RT-PCR TESTING WILL CONTINUE TO BE REQUIRED AFTER JUNE 30. THERE IS NO END DATE FOR THIS REQUIREMENT AT THIS TIME.

 

Below are the procedures currently required by the Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas for the entering the country. We will continue to add details as they are announced.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR BOATERS AND BAHAMAS MARINAS FOR 2020

REQUIREMENTS FOR BOATERS AND BAHAMAS MARINAS for 2020:

  • COVID-19 PCR Swab Test results (not more than 10 days old) to be handed in upon arrival in The Bahamas to Customs & Immigration. This requirement will not end on July 1st.
  • Children
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The following Emergency Order 2020-012 issued June 25, 2020 has been re-posted verbatim to prevent misinterpretation.

“Palm Beach County Emergency Order 2020-012 has been issued requiring face coverings in Palm Beach County. This order applies in all incorporated and unincorporated areas of Palm Beach County and will be effective Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 12:01 A.M.

Facial coverings must be worn by all persons, other than those specifically exempted, while obtaining any good or service or otherwise visiting or wfaceall persons in public places where social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines is not possible or not being practiced. 

All persons utilizing the County's Palm Tran transit services including fixed route, Palm Tran

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Get around Palm Beach with a fresh new approach with a historical bicycle tour of the island. Riding or strolling along the famed Bike Trail is a most beloved thing to do. Now add a friendly, knowledgeable local insider with all the dirt and you have the Guided Historical Bicycle Tour. These tours are fun, friendly, and healthy way to learn about the iconic island while still observing social distancing guidelines. 

Gently glide through the palm-lined paths along the lake and travel the streets along the Atlantic Ocean with the warm breezes keeping you comfortable. The two-hour bike tour travels along mega mansions, amazing architecture, greenspaces, flora, fauna, and famous landmarks that make Palm Beach iconic. The Historical Palm Beach Bicycle

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If you are looking for a beach that isn’t super crowded, head over to Gulfstream Park. Named after the nearby current, snorkelers can find interesting sea life floating by as they enjoy this South Florida ocean. Ocean Reef Park is another must-go for snorkelers. Explore the reef in the lifeguarded area and make note of the creatures you find! Ocean Reef also offers free parking, restrooms, showers, and a boardwalk – perfect for early morning or late afternoon strolls. 

Carlin Park in Jupiter is known for its walking trails. Stop at some of the different exercise stations and turn your walk into a full workout! One more beach to note is John D. Macarthur Beach State Park. There is so much to do there from fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and

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Offshore the coastal Town of Jupiter, it is recognized for its impressive fishing. As a matter of fact, the town holds a solid reputation for much more than just fishing. Check out the golf, real estate, shopping, dining, and entertainment too. If you are seeking a new adventure and do not have access to a big ‘ole sportfish, try chartering!  There are endless opportunities for you and friends and family to go out on a fishing charter here in Jupiter. 

Because Jupiter has been proclaimed one of the best sport fishing areas in Florida, the business of fishing charters has flourished. Here are two highly recommended local captains who know the waters of Jupiter like the back of their hands.  

Adrenaline Rush Charters

  • Captain Timothy Mackay
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