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When the Fourth of July comes around it means family, fireworks, and barbeques. In Palm Beach County there are several huge Fourth of July celebrations happening. Each includes many different fun activities like sand castle contests, live entertainment, kids activities, and of course fireworks. Here are some of the biggest celebrations around town:

Delray Beach

The Delray Beach Downtown 4th of July Celebration is a free event happening all day long. In the morning from 8 a.m.-noon, there will be a sand castle building competition and professional sand sculpture display by the Silverball Museum. Later on at 5 p.m. there will be lots of family entertainment including mini golf, crafts, face painting, vendors and more. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.,

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Within the next two months, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum in Jupiter will be getting a new walking trail. The new 500-foot path will be made of gravel and is expected to be completed by the end of July or early August. The new path will lead to the water and shoreline.

The path will increase the area to public access, will have native plants species will be planted along the pathway to preserve the shorelines ecosystem, prevent erosion, to protect the cultural resources, and to provide more recreational activities in the community. The new project came about due to the increasing use of the slope near the cemetery located on the historic site. Dirt is expected to be delivered this week to start the project.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is owned by

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Discover an unexpected burger at one of Wellington’s newest eateries, The Beauty and the BeeeeF, located in the Mall at Wellington Green. This hip burger joint serves up award winning and out of this world, mouth-watering burgers, custom crafted drinks and desserts worth the calories!

Try a super-stacked gourmet burger like no other.  Looking for an indulgent option try the Epic Burger. Is a quadruple beef patty with lots of cream brie, lots of smoked bacon, fried KitKat, melted peanut butter and Porto mushroom sauce too much?  If so try any of the other cherished staples including angus beef burgers, poutine, grilled cheese sandwiches paired with Campbell’s soup, a variety of macaroni and cheeses and decadent sweets.

Everything they have done

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Go outside of your comfort zone and talk a walk on the wild side. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 South Flamingo Road, Davie is worth the drive. Originally the property of Floyd and Jane Wray, who built a home and citrus grove here in 1933. At the time, it was at the edge of the Everglades.  They started a collection of tropical and subtropical fruit trees and shrubs. The Wray home still stands today and now is a museum illustrating a country home in the early 1930s.

Flamingo Gardens has been in existence for over 90 years. It is a 60-acre, not-for-profit botanical garden and wildlife sanctuary like no other you have ever encountered. The collection features exotic, native and very rare plants.

The current exhibit, Borowski Exhibit are so colorful that

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The quiet little Village of Tequesta hosts a reknowned Italian eatery. Evo Italian, 150 North U.S. Highway One, Tequesta is Northern Palm Beach County’s foremost elegant Italian restaurant.  Chef owned and operated by Erik Pettersen.  Chef Erik wanted to offer amazing cuisine, great atmosphere, and outstanding service so he said he decided to “represent a dream inspired by my mother to bring the familiar feeling of family to you by showcasing my Italian home-style cooking from my family recipes”.

Evo, which is short for evolution, represents a rich Italian heritage and of old world traditions coming full circle into fresh new beginnings.  Evo offers contemporary variations to classic Italian dishes in an understated, elegant atmosphere. Try the

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This past Wednesday, the Palm Beach County public school system was awarded an “A” from the Florida Department of Education. The grade comes from factors including students’ high test scores on state exams and the county’s high rate of graduation. Palm Beach County students outperformed every other county on their required state exams and most schools in the area average a graduation rate of 90 percent with some charter schools even reaching 100 percent.

State records show that this year, 42 percent of public and charter schools in Florida earned an “A"- a 6 percent increase over last year. Of the seven largest school districts in the state, Palm Beach and Miami – Dade counties were the only two given an “A.” None of the 67 county school districts

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Attention all Starbucks Frappuccino’s aficionados, the mega coffee giant will be offering a buy one and get a second one free during a promotion on June 29. The offer is effective starting at 3 p.m. today at participating Starbucks stores across the country. The company announced the promotion on its website stating Starbuck member customers must buy a Grande or larger Frappuccino or espresso drink to receive one of equal or lesser value for free.

The unspoken mantra of the java joint has been to do two things: share great coffee and help make the world a little better. Have you ever wondered where Starbucks got its name? The company was started by three Seattle men, Gordon Bowker, Jerry Baldwin, and Zev Siegl. Bowker was a writer, Baldwin was an

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Find inner peace through the practice of mindfulness.   Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment the ability to be fully present, aware of what we are doing and where we are at, not responding to what is going on everywhere.  Mindful Magazine suggests that the “mind is fully attending to what’s happening, to what you’re doing, to the space you’re moving through. Our mind takes flight, we lose touch with our body, and pretty soon we’re engrossed in obsessive thoughts about something that just happened or fretting about the future. And that makes us anxious.”

The Mindfulness Support Groups of Palm Beach County offer programs based on the practice of mindfulness.  Programs are offered throughout Palm Beach County. This course will

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Located along the Intracoastal waterway in Jupiter is the premier destination for dining, shopping, entertainment, luxury hotel accommodations and much more. Harbourside Place provides a classic coastal vibe with bright colored buildings and palm tree lined streets.

Each month the outdoor shopping and entertainment center hosts several events for all ages including, car shows, live music at the amphitheater 3 days a week, kid’s activities, waterfront farmer’s markets, yoga on the roof top, Pontiki cruises, and much more. Click here to view Harbourside’s calendar of events.

More than 13 shops and 8 restaurants line the streets of Harbourside and some of them include, Another Broken Egg Cafe, Francesca’s, Tommy Bahama Shop and Restaurant, White House Black

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Looking for something to do with the entire family or friends on a rainy day? Have you had enough fun and sun for a few days?  Consider a new form of entertainment – the escape room game.
You’ve probably spent countless hours in front of a television, movie theatre screen or computer screen watching a hero save the world or solve a mystery. Time for you to give it a turn! The escape room game concept offers an escape from everyday life.    
The concept of the escape room is like this. You and your team are locked in a room and have 60 minutes to complete the challenges (mission) and escape. Escaping within the hour will require teamwork, quick thinking, resolve and a sense of urgency. From the moment you step into your game, you’ll be totally immersed

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