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Lion Country Safari

The kids are very close to going back to school, Lion Country Safari is a fun trip any day!

This amazing park was originally developed by a group of South African and British entrepreneurs who wanted to bring the experience of a safari, a very expensive and time consuming trip, to families who could not afford such an adventure. South Florida proved to be an ideal location and environment, with a perfect outdoor climate, plentiful land, and a growing population as well as tourists who visited from all over the world.

Today, Lion Country Safari is home to over 900 animals. You can see lions, white rhinos, zebra, giraffe and chimpanzee in the drive through area. There is a campground, a 4 mile drive through preserve, gift shop, veterinary hospital, and an animal dem0nstration theater. Lion Country Safari also offers educational programs as well as a summer day camp.

Hop in the car and pay a visit to this South Florida treasure, located at 2003 Lion Country Safari Road, Loxahatchee.

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The Seminole Inn

The Seminole Inn, famous for their Sunday brunch, has a long history in Indiantown. Built by Chicago railroad entrepreneur, Mr. Warfield, the uncle of Wallis Simpson, who famously married the heir to the British throne, and caused him to abdicate. It was quite the scandal at the time. You can read all about it in the lobby and halls of the hotel. The hotel itself feels like “old Florida,” with a parrot in the lobby, a beautiful garden and colorful wall murals upstairs, which feature the history of the Seminole Indians in Florida. The hotel is open for lunch only, from 11:00 until 2:00, offering a buffet as well as a varied menu.

Visit the Seminole Inn for a feel of “old Florida” this enchanting Inn offers a glimpse of times gone by and fantastic food, well worth the ride. 15885 SW Warfield Blvd., Indiantown.

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BEACH SAFETY

Living in our beautiful state, a day at the beach sounds like just the ticket for a fun day! Sun, sand and a picnic are the perfect ingredients to make for a great day outdoors. Pack up your suit, sunscreen (always) flip flops and a good book for a trip to your favorites seaside spot.

You do, however, need to be on guard before you get your feet wet. Stick to the lifeguard protected beaches and obey all warning signs, informing you of rip tides, high surf, jellyfish, etc. Make sure your young kids wear appropriate gear. Never dive headfirst into an area where you can’t see. Pay especially close attention to young children and the elderly. Even in very shallow water, people can lose their footing and get into trouble.

Enjoy the beach but be cautious, and enjoy the beautiful and soothing ocean waves.

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FEDEX CUP

It’s never too hot to play golf! And some great golf is coming up at the end of August.

The FedEx Cup playoffs will be played from August 23 to September 23. The series of four golf tournaments are played to determine the season champion on the PGA tour. During the PGA season, players are awarded FedEx points. Once the season ends, the top 125 players advance to the four playoffs, with the field of players being cut after each one. This year the tournaments will be played at Ridgewood Country Club in Danbury, CT, TPC Boston in Norton, MA, Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, PA, and East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, GA.

First awarded to Tiger Woods in 2007, the USA leads in FedEx victories. This year, the Cup is offering a total of $67,000,000 on the line for the four tournaments, with the ultimate season winner receiving $10,000,000, a five year exemption on the PGA tour and bonus money. Dustin Johnson is the current leader with a total of 2,683 points.

It’s going to be an exciting month for golf enthusiasts, enjoy!

 

 

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Hurricane Season

We here at Jupiter Hills Village Realty, Inc. hope you are having a fun, safe and healthy summer. The dog days of summer are here, so be sure to always wear sunscreen and hydrate!

Hurricane Season is also upon us, and we are approaching the busiest months. The Atlantic Season runs from June 1st through November, with mid-August until late October being the busiest time. If you are a seasoned veteran of being “in the cone,” you are well aware of necessary preparations and precautions. People who have a solid plan in place (should we stay or go?) will always fare better than the people who are waiting until the last minute to figure something out. If you are new to Florida, hurricanes can spawn tornadoes, torrential downpours and flooding, winds exceeding 155 miles per hour and catastrophic damage to entire communities. Some excellent resources that can help you get ready in the event of a storm are your local news stations, your county website, and the National Hurricane Center website. There are usually pamphlets in the local grocery stores with lists of items you will need and a tracking map as well. Be safe and smart this Hurricane Season!

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration held every March 17th, which is the traditional day of the death of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It was made an official day of feast in the early 17th century. The date commemorates St. Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and the heritage and culture of the Irish people. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival.

Wear green, catch a parade,  go to your local, have some traditional Irish food and a green beer and come out to celebrate!

 

 

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Food Trucks Coming To Our Area!

The food truck craze is huge right now. Lots of great food and atmosphere. It’s not just junk food, it’s gourmet food and a great place to meet friends and party! It is a block party, a great way to meet your neighbors and get a delicious meal! And a great way to attract new people to the area where the trucks are located.

Food trucks started popping up around 2010. The economic downturn that year got chefs thinking creatively. Food trucks are a great way to get all you want to eat from several different vendors. Variety is the name of the game. You can find hot dogs, Mexican food, lobster, hamburgers, egg rolls and even Philly cheese steaks!

The food trucks will be in Jupiter, 5:30 til 10PM at 1203 Town Center, Jupiter, second Friday of the month. Tequesta 5 til 9 PM, first Friday of the month at Constitution Park. And Hobe Sound, 5 til 9 PM, the 3rd Saturday of the month, at Mars and Apollo Streets. Come out and enjoy!

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Jupiter Hills To Host U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship

The Jupiter Hills Golf Club in Tequesta is proud to announce that the Club will be hosting the 2018 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship May 19th -23rd 2018. This prestigious facility, established in the late 1960s by Bob Hope, William Clay Ford, William Elliott and George Fazio, is considered one of the finest golf facilities in the country. With two world class courses, the Hills Course and the Village Course, Jupiter Hills Club is looking forward to providing the Amateur Four-Ball competitors and spectators with a fun and memorable experience. The Club has hosted tournaments previously in 1987, 2007 and 2008, as well as the Florida State Amateur Championship in 2013. The Hills Course will be used for both stroke-play qualifying and the match-play portion of the 2018 championship. The course was designed by George Fazio, opened for play in 1970, and renovated in 2006. The U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship begins with an 18 hole sectional qualifying round that is conducted by state and regional golf associations with the field eventually being reduced to the low 32 teams of golfers for the match-play bracket, from which the eventual champion will be determined. No matter where you play, enjoy!