February 2018

There are 8 blog entries for February 2018.

 

The Heritage Parade and Festival will be celebrated once again in North Palm Beach on Saturday, April 7th! The annual event brings together families, civic groups, bands, clubs, and organizations from around the area. 

The day kicks off with a parade at 11 a.m. from the North Palm Beach Village Hall on US 1, which travels north on Eastwind dr., west on Lighthouse dr., and then south down Anchorage dr. ending at Anchorage Park.

The festival starts at noon at Anchorage Park and goes until around 8 p.m. There's carnival rides, food and drinks, live music and entertainment, games, a cornhole tournament, business expo, and more!

There is no entry fee but if you're planning on going on rides you'll need tp purchase tickets. Tickets are a

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Head to John D. MacArthur Beach State Park next Saturday, March 3rd for the annual NatureScaping Outdoor Festival!

This event is super popular and lots of fun! Nature lovers bring the whole family out to this beautiful park on the beach and enjoy live music, a food truck invasion, games, vendors, and much more.

Participate in a kayaking obstacle course, take a paddle board over to Munyon Island and explore, check out native plant vendors and nature-themed craft vendors, exhibitors, and live animal shows. 

This event is totally free and takes place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

For more information call 561-624-6950.

10900 Jack Nicklaus Dr., North Palm Beach, FL 33408.

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Munyon Island is a small island situated in the Lake Worth Lagoon in North Palm Beach. The island is currently owned by John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, so park visitors can rent kayaks and paddle over to it to birdwatch, snorkel, or just hang out.  

The island was originally called "Nuctsachoo" by the Seminole Natives, which means "Pelican Island," as it was reportedly one of the largest wading bird breeding grounds in South Florida. 

The first "resident" of the island was a man named Rodgers who lived as a castaway and made a living selling sea turtles he caught out of the lagoon in 1884. In 1892 the Pitts family bought the island and built a two-story house upon it. 

The Pitts sold the island to Dr. James Muyon in 1901 who built a hotel

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New York Bagel Cafe & Deli on Singer Island is the perfect spot to grab a delicious and healthy meal. 

Open for breakfast and lunch, NY Bagels serves all your brunch favorites. 

Famous for their delicious bagels, choose from nearly 20 different kinds including Blueberry, Asiago Cheese, Cinnamon Raisin, and Sun Dried Tomato. Pick your favorite spread like peanut butter, jam, or a variety of cream cheeses or get a breakfast sandwich. The cafe also has breakfast platters, pancakes, french toast, and cereal.

For lunch choose from deli sandwiches, salads, soups, wings, and light fare. Deli sandwiches come on a bagel, wrap, hero, or panini. Try the Grilled Chicken Pesto, Roast Beef & Cheddar, or Cordon Bleu. 

Some yummy baked goods made

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In 1965 Hurricane Betsy, a category 4 cyclone, hit Palm Beach County with 20-foot waves and 80 mph winds that sent palm trees horizontal. 

The Amaryllis, a 450-foot, 7,200-ton Greek banana freight boat, was headed for safety at the Palm Beach Inlet. It was overpowered by massive swells that steered it straight toward the shallows off Singer Island. The ship was pushed ashore just in front of the Rutledge Inn, which is now the Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront Resort. 

The enormous boat would take thousands of hours and loads equipment to remove from the beach. But for three years the Amaryllis created some of the best small waves in the area. The washed up wreckage attracted surfers from all over the southeast coast and Singer Island became

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Every Sunday afternoon local folk bands play live music at the beautiful John D. MacArthur Beach State Park on Singer Island. 

Come spend your day listening to the sound of music that makes you want to stomp your feet and dance around. Enjoy the fun vibe at the 400+ acre park right on the beach and filled with trees, animals, and history. Walk the boardwalk out onto the sandy beach and explore Anastasia Limestone rocks that are as tall as you are. Travel through the "Maritime Hammock," a magical trail of tropical trees including fig and satinleaf, and discover the small inhabitants in the area like turtles and small crabs. 

This is the place you want to spend your Sunday afternoons. Music is performed from 1-3 p.m. and there's no cost other than

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The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort & Spa receives praise and awards by many travel magazines and websites all year long. Their newest rating is a four diamond review by AAA. AAA reviews around 30,000 resorts and hotels a year, and only 6% make the four diamond list.

The reason AAA said they awarded the resort four diamonds is because of its luxury yet casual atmosphere on the always-tranquil Singer Island, also calling it the most premier travel destination in South Florida. Here's what AAA notes about the Singer Island Marriott:

"This resort is ideal for a family getaway or a romantic weekend away from the norm. Families will enjoy the two pools, the beach and the kids recreational programming while couples can indulge at the spa,

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John D. MacArthur Beach State Park on Singer Island often hosts events out in nature that are both fun and educational. 

This weekend, the park is having a kayak tour where you can paddle from Singer Island, through the Lake Worth Lagoon, and over to Munyon Island, a home to numerous estuary and migratory bird species. Learn about these plentiful birds up close, getting to see their beautiful colors and behaviors. Your guide will give you interesting facts about these birds and other local wildlife you'll see on the island and along the way.

The tour is two hours long and you'll want to remeber to bring the following items:

A water bottle

Binoculars

Closed-toe water shoes

Sun protection

The tour leaves at 9 a.m. Paddlers

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