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Since 2010, the State of Florida requires that any person who wishes to operate a vessel with more than 10 horsepower and is born after January 1st, 1988, must complete and pass a boater safety course.

Florida does not have a “Boating License” but a Boater Safety Education Identification Card is proof of a successful completion of the course and exam. Good news for you is that the Identification Card is valid for life and requires no follow up courses or renewal fees. You are just asked to review your notes to keep up with the boating rules and regulations.

There are some boating safety education exceptions for those who are born after January 1st, 1988. Those exceptions include those licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard as a master of a vessel, those

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The state of Florida is just one of 15 states to offer a Tax-Free Holiday on School supplies during the first few days of August. According to the Palm Beach County 2019 School Calendar the first day of school for students is Monday, August 12th and several retailers and online websites offer tax breaks on school supplies and clothing.

During the sales tax break period, Florida law states that there will be no sales tax or local option tax (also known as discretionary sales surtax) will be collected on certain purchases. These purchases include:

• Clothing, footwear, or certain accessories selling for $60 dollars or less per item.
• Certain school supplies selling for $15 dollars or less per item.
• Certain computer-related accessories or personal computers

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The Loxahatchee Everglades offer airboat tours for you to experience the wonders of the world-famous Florida Everglades.

The airboats glide over the river grass and enjoy the large array of wildlife viewing and even Florida’s alligators. The Loxahatchee Everglades is an eco-tourism business that respects the environment and therefore do not cage, pen or feed any wildlife.

All of the tour guides have received training and experience on the Everglades history and animal and plant life. All of the guides training and certification is completed by their own “Wild Lyle” and strives on being the best tour guides in South Florida.

The Everglades is home to hundreds of bird species, the American Alligator, and native plants. The tours depart daily and are

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Lion Country Safari located in Loxahatchee, Florida is the only drive-through and walk through safari and amusement park in the state. Located in western Palm Beach County, the safari is located on more than 600 acres and was founded in 1967. The Lion Country Safari claims to be the first cage-less zoo in the United States. The safari has won numerous awards and recognitions including the 3rd Best Safari in 2009, One of the Top Ten Drive Through Safari’s, Best Outdoor Activity in Palm Beach County, Top Local Attraction of 2019, and the Certificate of Excellence in 2017 just to name a few.

Lion Country Safari was developed by entrepreneurs who wanted to bring the African Safari experience to the United States without having to travel and the expenses

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Lighthouses have guided mariners along Florida’s coast for centuries. Many do not know that Florida is home to 30 historic lighthouses, many of them are nearly a century old themselves with the oldest dating back to 1838. There were several others but over the years have fallen victim to erosion, fires, storms, and demolition.

The lighthouses range in height from 28 feet high to 175 feet high, almost half of the remaining historic lighthouses in Florida are over 100 feet tall. The Lighthouses are now operated by the Coast Guard but that wasn’t always the case. The federal Lighthouse Service and the Coast Guard merged in 1939 and today many of the Lighthouses have been preserved and are open to the public to tour and visit.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

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The Town of Palm Beach is an incorporated town in Palm Beach County separated from the mainland by the Intracoastal waterways and the Atlantic Ocean. The island of Palm Beach is home to many luxurious hotels, mansions, landmarks, restaurants and shopping. In 2018, Bloomberg ranked Palm Beach in the Top 30 of America’s 100 Richest Places.

The island and community was established by Henry Flagler’s two luxury resort hotels, The Breakers and the Royal Poinciana Hotel where movie stars and aristocrats came to spend their time and Palm Beach was considered America’s first resort destination. Flagler himself built in 1902 a Beaux-Arts mansion for him and his wife which they called Whitehall. Whitehall today is known as The Flagler Museum and is open to the

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Get ready for the fourth annual Palm Beach Paddle Fest next Saturday, February 9th. The Paddle Fest is a free family event taking place at Harbourside Place in Jupiter. 

The event features two timed races with trophies and cash prizes for the winners, a kid’s SUP race, free kayak eco-tours, music, entertainment, face painting, yoga, exhibitor expo’s and much more. The festival is for both beginner paddle boarders and advanced and for everyone who loves the water.

There are two types of races, a 2- mile race and a 6 – mile race. Each race will be made up of different categories for both men and women. Trophies and awards will be giving to the Top Three finishers for both men and women in each division. The categories include: SUP 12’6, SUP 14, Prone

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It’s the final week for the South Florida Fair in Palm Beach County before moving up to Martin County for the Martin County Fair starting February 8th.

The Martin County Fair Association is the single largest fair and event held in Martin County. The event draws more than 70,000 people from across the Treasure Coast for a few days of great food, fair games, rides, parades, fun entertainment, live music, a kid’s zone, and much more. The purpose of the fair is to promote the community’s talents, tradition, diversity, visions and to entertain. New to the fair this year are more historical attractions, craft shops, demonstrations, a cowboy circus, and much more.

The fair opens at 4:30 pm on Friday, February 8th at the Martin County Fair Grounds located

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Located along the Intracoastal, Harbourside Place is Jupiter’s premier downtown destination for hotel accommodations, boating, entertainment, shopping, and dining. The outdoor center features 16 retail shops and counting, 2 days of live music per week, a waterfront amphitheater, a hotel, and 8 amazing restaurants.

Bravo! Has a cozy a relaxed setting and offers both seating inside and outside overlooking the amphitheater and Intracoastal. The menu features grilled fare, and authentic pizza and pasta dishes. Bravo! Is located at 149 Soundings Avenue in Jupiter.

Calaveras Cantina is known for its authentic Mexican food. The popular restaurants offers both indoor and outdoor seating with views of the Intracoastal. The restaurant offers special lunch

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Tonight, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is hosting their Paint for a Purpose, Paint N Drink party at 6 pm. Paint N Drink is a mobile paint party planner that strives to create a fun and entertaining experience for everyone, no artistic experience is needed.

All are welcomed to attend, those who attend are asked to bring their own adult beverages. The center asks that all drinks consumed be in a reusable container.

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a sea turtle hospital and ocean conservation organization that’s located right across the street from one of the most important sea turtle nesting beaches in the world. The center is open 7 days a week and hosts a series of events and programs for all ages. The admission to the center is

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