Thursday, September 12, 2019

Outdoor Green Markets Return to West Palm Beach for the Fall Season

Outdoor Green Markets Return to West Palm Beach for the Fall Season


Many outdoor green markets return in Palm Beach county as the south Florida summer heat starts to withdraw and the snow birds begin their migration to fill our highways and roads with unnecessary traffic. Each market is filled with local produce, vendors, and live music. There is so much to do, see, smell, and purchase at each of these unique markets! From artisan cheese and honey to hand cut flower bouquets and homemade donuts, there is a little something for everyone. Downtown West Palm Beach hosts an award winning green market that has even drawn the attention of celebrities like Martha Stuart. Green Market of Delray Beach hosts over 65 food vendors alone! Enjoy the cooler weather while supporting local businesses at this family friendly, free event, hosted each weekend. Most green markets begin mid Oct and continue through mid April.

Saturday Markets

West Palm Beach Green Market

Royal Palm Beach Green Market

Green Market at Wellington 

Sunday Markets








Monday, September 9, 2019

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate: Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Relief and Donations




Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate 
Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Relief and Donations

We are coming together and doing our best to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas. Please share this with as many people as you can so we can get as much as possible to get to the Bahama Islands. We are using our offices as drop off locations, addresses below.

WE HAVE PEOPLE READY TO GET TO THE BAHAMAS BY PLANE OR BOAT!

If any of you are interested in physically going please let us know.

Thank you from Gene, Cathy and the entire BHG Family.

Please reach out to the office with any questions.

561.427.7272







SHOP AMAZON (click here), Home Depot, Lowes, Target, or Walmart and have your donations shipped directly to office at BHGRE Cares, C/O Better Homes and Gardens RE Florida1st, 2700 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33306. With cash donations, we can do the shopping for you! Please help us to help those in great need who have lost EVERYTHING!

All Offices are open Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
SUPPORT A WORTHY CAUSE

Drop off your donations today!

If you know someone affected by the hurricane, please reach out to us. If you can donate tarps, heavy garbage bags, candles, diapers, baby food, medicines, non-perishable food, water, powdered gatorade and Pedialyte.

All of our offices are collecting for Hurricane victims. We can all make a difference. Please share and spread the word so we can help those affected by this disaster.


 




PLEASE DROP OFF BY next Friday, September 13, 2019


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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Hurricane Preparedness 2019

Hurricane Preparedness 2019


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Hurricane season begins on June 1st of each year but the season seems to kick into high gear mid August through the beginning of October in for the Caribbean and southern US states. As the first hurricane threatens to approach Puerto Rico and the coastal US, many families should prepare. Here is a list of things you may need, should a storm approach and what you need after.

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Supplies

  • Non-perishable food (enough to last at least 3 days)
  • Water (enough to last at least 3 days)
  • First-aid kit 
  • Any medications you may need + prescription medication 
  • Personal hygiene items and sanitation items
  • Flashlights 
  • Battery operated radio 
  • Batteries
  • Waterproof container with cash and important documents
  • Manual can opener
  • Lighter or matches
  • Books, magazines, games for recreation
  • Special needs items: pet supplies and baby supplies if applicable
  • Cooler and ice packs
  • A plan for evacuation and for if family members are separated

Preparing your Home

  • Cover all windows and doors with hurricane shutters or wood. (Although tape can prevent glass from shattering everywhere, be warned that tape does not prevent the window from breaking.)
  • Make sure all trees and shrubs are trimmed and clear rain gutters.
  • Reinforce your garage doors.
  • Bring in all outdoor furniture, garbage cans, decorations, and anything else that is not tied down.
  • If winds become strong, stay away from windows and doors and close, secure and brace internal doors.

After the Storm 

  • Gas: Make sure your car tank is full in advance, as many gas stations will run out of gas and there is a last minute rush. If your home water heater and/or oven runs on gas, make sure it's full. 
  • ATMS: Have extra cash on hand as most ATMs and cash registers run on electricity/internet and cash may not be accessible.
  • Cell Phones: Charge your cell phone and limit use after power is out. Charge all portable phone chargers before the storm. 
  • A/C: This can be the most uncomfortable side effect of losing power during a storm. If you have back-up or battery operated fans, don't run them unless you are in the room. Fans create a difference in perceived temperature but do not cool the room; instead they create a cooling effect by dispersing the heat off your skin. It is said they can actually add heat to a room just by running.
  • Water: Fill bathtub and large containers with water for washing and flushing only.
  • Food: Turn your fridge temperature down and/or freeze any food or drinking water that can be frozen if you expect a power outage. Here is a guide on freezing food: Freezing and Food Safety. Have a cooler with ice packs prepared to cool your drinks and snacks after power has been out for more than 4 hours. And importantly, check out this food safety guide for when to discard your perishable food: http://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/charts/refridg_food.html
  • Health/Safety: The CDC has a great guide on how to stay safe in the event of a power outage: Power Outages

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Palm Beach Curry Festival - September 1, 2019

Palm Beach Curry Festival 

 Sunday, September 1, 2019


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The official end of the summer party will be held this Sunday, September 1 at the Jupiter Civic Center. This is a free, family friendly event where everything curry will be served from 2:00pm until 10:00pm. Bring the whole family down for live entertainment and music, culture, food, refreshments, and plenty of curry. Beach chairs and swimwear are encouraged. Please drink responsibly. 

Event:
Everything Curry on the Beach
Palm Beach Curry Festival
 
Time and Date:
Sunday - September 1, 2019
2:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: 
Jupiter Civic Center
351 Old A1A
Jupiter, FL 33477

Cost:
Free Admission
Food is additional

(561)853.5966
(954)591.1717

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Westlake: A Brand New City Coming to Palm Beach County

Westlake: A Brand New City Coming to Palm Beach County

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Freshly manicured streets with names like Rain Lilly Way make up the newest city in Palm Beach county, the City of West Lake. Minto communities, who had built the city of Tradition, in St Lucie county, hopes to bring the same all-inclusive idea to Palm Beach. Similar to Tradition, this would include a downtown shopping center, restaurants, a fire station, hospital, and other services. All of which are within golf cart ride away from any home within the city. Each brand new home usually has a golf cart parked in the drive way for an easy way to get around. Residents and their guests can enjoy the Westlake Adventure Park which features a concert pavilion, grill and picnic areas, a splash zone and lagoon style pool. Additionally, 50 acres has been set aside for a sports fields, basket ball courts, and more.  This leaves the question of how the city of Westlake will handle the seemingly rural lifestyle out of it's pristine, quiet gated community.

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Westlake is located in the center of Loxahatchee, an unincorporated and also the most recently added city to Palm Beach county, where there were once orange groves and Florida wetlands. Many residents of Loxahatchee often purchase or rent in this area due to the more affordable cost of housing and because the land is not governed by a municipal corporation. This means there is much less restriction on aesthetic home maintenance, noise levels, animals, and vehicles. While most residence are conscientious of their neighbors, you will most likely see loud swamp buggies and an array of wild and domesticated animals. These two different lifestyles will have to find common ground quickly.






Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Many Celebrities that Call Palm Beach County Home

The Many Celebrities that Call Palm Beach County Home 

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Florida’s sunshine, pristine beaches, and warm weather is what attracts many residents but Palm Beach county has become more and more popular. This large county embodies the south Florida lifestyle but with a much milder lifestyle and much less traffic. Many celebrities call Palm Beach county home from international pop star, Ariana Grande to retired basketball player, Michael Jordan. Famous golfers, equestrians, musicians, news broadcasters, and more live within the county lines. Whether you’re at the beach or dining in the area, keep an eye out for these local celebrities!

Burt Reynolds: Long time Jupiter resident and movie star made a big impact in the Jupiter area. He passed in 2018.
Michael Jordan: A resident of the Bear’s Club, Jupiter, this retired basketball player is a co-owner of 1000 North, a high end restaurant.
Kid Rock: Rockstar, Kid Rock live in Jupiter Inlet Colony
Olivia Newton-John: A resident of Jupiter Inlet Colony is known for her music and her role in the movie “Grease”
Rickie Fowler: The golfer calls Jupiter home.
Brooks Koepka: The West Palm Beach native and U.S. Open winner lives in Jupiter.
Ernie Els: The golfer was born in South Africa but lives in Jupiter. He and his wife are active in the autism community, which includes their son, and opened the nearby Els Center of Excellence for kids with the condition.
Drew Garrett: The Jupiter native and Dreyfoos School of the Arts graduate has played many roles in Hollywood.
Mike Schmidt: The Philadelphia Phillies Hall of Famer resides in Admirals Cove in Jupiter.
Shelby Chesnes: The Jupiter native is a model and former Playboy Playmate.
Tiffany Copeland: Another Jupiter native who’s known for being a cast member of Bravo’s “Below Deck Mediterranean”.
Cassadee Pope: Resident of Wellington and country pop star

Vanilla Ice: This West Palm Beach resident is former pop star known for “Ice, ice baby”.
Ariana Grande: This global pop star calls Boca Raton home.
Bill Gates: This world-famous multi-billionaire owns serval homes in the Wellington area due to his daughter’s participation in equestrian events.
Jimmy Buffett: Known for his Key West inspired, laid back old man music, this musician calls Palm Beach island home.
Ahmad Rashad: The former NFL player and commentator live in Palm Beach Gardens. However, his home was for this time last year.
Jack Nicklaus: This retired golf player still has a large presence in the golf community and resides in the Bears Club in Jupiter.
Rod Stewart: This 74-year-old musician calls Palm Beach home.
Johnny Bench: The hall of fame catcher resides in Palm Beach Gardens.
Joan Lundon: News Anchor and breast cancer advocate, Joan lives in Ibis in West Palm Beach.
Kevin James: Comedic actor best known for his role on “Kings of Queens” lives in his ocean front home in Delray Beach.
Joe Namath: This retired quarterback lives near Jupiter.
Brent Musburger: Jupiter resident and well-known broadcaster for the SEC network.
Serena and Venus Williams: These famous tennis players have their Palm Beach Gardens home for sale but have been long time residents of the area.
Dion Dimucci – Dion was a famous singer and Boca Raton resident. He died in 2016
Greg Norman – This golfer just opened a wake skate park in Wellington Florida but resides in Palm Beach.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

4th of July Events in Northern Palm Beach County 2019

4th of July Events in Palm Beach County 2019

Celebrate the 4th of July at these fun, family friendly events! All events feature kid friendly activities, entertainment, food, and of course, fireworks! 


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Harbourside Place - 4th of July 

Date and time: Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 4:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: Harbourside Place 
200 US1 Jupiter, FL 33477

Celebrate the 4th of July at Harbourside in Jupiter with live music, kids activities, and of course fireworks!

Visit www.harboursideplace.com for more information


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Downtown Abacoa - 4th of July Block Party

Date and time: Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 4:30pm - 7:00pm 
1200 Town Center Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458

Downtown Abacoa hosts it's 4th of July block party which features live music, food and drink specials, beer pong, corn hole tournaments, and kids activities.
Visit www.downtownabacoa.com for more information


 Marcinski Beach - 4th of July Run and Beach 

Date and Time: Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 7:30pm - 12:00pm
Location: Ocean Cay Park
2188 Marcinski Rd, Jupiter, FL 33477
The run will start on Ocean Drive across from the parking lot and continue north. Shortly after there will be activities on the beach. Friends and family encouraged to come!
Visit www.Jupiterfamilyfun.com for more information


4th of July Celebration - Riviera Beach Marina 

Date and Time: Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Riviera Beach Marina
200 E 13th Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Bring the entire family to celebrate the 4th of July at the Riviera Beach Marina. There will be live music, a fashion show, food trucks, a kid's fun zone, entertainment, a fireworks show, and more!

Visit www.WRMF.com for more information



Friday, June 28, 2019

Palm Beach Gardens 60th Anniversary Celebration Saturday, June 29, 2019

Palm Beach Gardens 60th Anniversary Celebration Saturday, June 29, 2019

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Celebrate 60 years at the grand opening of the Gardens North County District Park. Turn back the clock to 1959 with old fashioned games, live music of the 50's and 60's, food trucks, and a classic car show. Twisted Trunk will be providing the brews and there will be a fire works show to finish off the night! 

Date and Time:
Saturday, June 29, 2019
6:00 pm until sun down

Location: The Gardens North County District Park
5101 117th Court North, Palm Beach Gardens, 33410

Cost:
Free! 

For More Information: 

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Fit and Lit: Fitness Boot Camp with a Twist July 29, 2019

Fit and Lit: Fitness Boot Camp with a Twist
Saturday, July 29, 2019


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Get ready to dance, sweat, and burn calories this Saturday, July 29 at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott. The sweat session begins at 11:00 am and is followed by a brunch buffet, bottomless mimosas and bloody mary's, and a pool party with a live dj. 

This new boot camp style work out will be lead by celebrity trainer Kendrick Miree and by radio personality, Jbelltheartist, which brings the club to the gym. Sweat the calories away with high intensity cardio, core work, and dancing!

This is a family friendly event and children are welcome to attend. 

Date and Time:
Saturday, July 29, 2019
11:00 am 

Location:
Palm Beach Gardens Marriott
4000 RCA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Cost:
$25
Tickets can be purchased at Event Brite

What to bring:
Attendees must have on work out attire. 
Towel, yoga mat, water, and a swim suit (if attending the after party) are optional but highly encouraged.


For More Information: 

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