Jupiter Planning and Zoning board postpones vote on controversial Love Street plan

JUPITER, Fla. – The third Love Street plan along the Jupiter Inlet was supposed to have a preliminary vote before the Planning and Zoning board.

But that didn’t happen.

Teri Grooms was once again there to voice her opposition.

“In total it’s just the Jupiter Inlet. It doesn’t need more retail and restaurants on it. Overburdens A1A which is a two lane road,” said Groom.

The latest plan is an amended version of a larger plan approved last year. 

It reduces the amount of development from four to two acres.

Tuesday night, the board tabled their vote because several board members had concerns about potential conflicts of interest.

“We’re obviously disappointed we weren’t able to move forward,” said land planner Donaldson Hearing.

He can’t see why anyone would be opposed to this new plan.

“Low scale. We have only one 2-story development. Very very low scale and as you know it’s on one of the most beautiful waterways in Palm Beach County,” said Hearing.

The board is expected to vote next month.

Article source: http://www.wptv.com/news/region-n-palm-beach-county/jupiter/jupiter-planning-and-zoning-board-postpones-vote-on-controversial-love-street-plan

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Missing Boynton Beach man was Palm Beach Gardens Fire inspector

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s corrections Deputy Fernandez Jones, 51; his son, Jayden Jones, 9; and Willis Bell, Jones’ stepfather, died in the accident. Robert Stewart, the sole survivor, survived by clinging to the capsized boat until it washed ashore early the next day.

Article source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/local/gardens-fire-rescue-lieutenant-missing-birthday-eve-retirement/Ox4J0tKzS1klNxzxzoHRhI/

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Martin County community calendar July 10

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MONDAY’S RECURRING EVENTS

ART

Hobe Sound Fine Art League Watercolor Classes: 9 a.m.-noon. Hobe Sound Fine Art League, Winn-Dixie Plaza, 8879 S.E. Bridge Road, Hobe Sound. $20.

Oil Painting Class with Kate Wood: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Alizarin Crimson Studio, 2611 E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. Adult. $30-$40. Register: 772-287-0835; fineartrestorers.com.

CHILDREN/TEENS

Helping People Succeed Music Movement: Structured parent-child classes learning developmental age-appropriate activities through music. 9-10 a.m. Florida Arts Dance Studio, 938 S.E. Central Parkway, Stuart. Ages: 12-18 months. $38 a month/$12 per class. Reservation: 772-529-5075; Pbarnes@hpsfl.org.

Helping People Succeed Music Movement: Structured parent-child classes learning developmental age-appropriate activities through music. 10:15-11:15 a.m. Florida Arts Dance Studio, 938 S.E. Central Parkway, Stuart. Ages: 19-60 months. $38 a month/$12 per class. Reservation: 772-529-5075; Pbarnes@hpsfl.org.

Helping People Succeed Music Movement: Structured parent-child classes learning developmental age-appropriate activities through music. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Florida Arts Dance Studio, 938 S.E. Central Parkway, Stuart. Ages: 3-11 months. $38 a month/$12 per class. Reservation: 772-529-5075; Pbarnes@hpsfl.org.

Helping People Succeed Music Movement: Structured parent-child classes learning developmental age-appropriate activities through music. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Kinane Printing, 310 S.E. Denver Ave., Stuart. Ages: 6-18 months. $38 a month/$12 per class. Reservation: 772-529-5075; Pbarnes@hpsfl.org.

DANCE

Adult Summer Dance Camp: Classes and social parties for ballroom, Latin, swing, country dance. 4-10 p.m. Jensen Beach Ballroom, 881 Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach. Ages: 18+. $100 to $300 per month per person. Register: 609-356-2973; gloriana@jensenbeachballroom.com.

Dance Classes: Ballroom, Latin, swing, country and club group and private classes. 1-9 p.m. Jensen Beach Ballroom, 881 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach. Discounts available. Register: 609-356-2973; www.JensenBeachBallroom.com.

Group Dance Lessons: Ballroom, Latin, swing, country. 6 p.m. Jensen Beach Ballroom, 881 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach. $10 per person. 609-356-2973; jensenbeachballroom.com.

EXERCISE/HEALTH

Aerobic Sitting Exercises: 9-10 a.m. MCPR Log Cabin Senior Center, Langford Park, 2369 N.E. Dixie Highway, Jensen Beach. Ages: 50+. $2. 772-334-2926; zcarter@martin.fl.us.

Balance Movement Class: Prevention of falls and loss of balance. 4-5 p.m. Soulville Center Healing, 555 Colorado Ave., Suite 111, Stuart.  Ages: 50+. $10. Register: 203-423-9228.

Carioboxing and Kickboxing: All skill levels. 6-7 a.m.; 8:30-9:30 a.m.; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; 7-8 p.m. Twelve Rounds Boxing Club, Bruner Plaza, 688 S.E. Monterey, Stuart. Ages: 18+. 772-919-2441; www.facebook.com/twelveroundsboxing/.

Chair Yoga: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Kane Center, 900 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart. Ages: 55+. $8/$10. 772-223-7800; www.kanecenter.org.

Chair Yoga at the Log Cabin: Certified Yoga instructor. MCPR Log Abin Senior Center, 2369 N.E. Dixie Highway, Jensen Beach. 1-2 p.m. Multi-generational. $2. RSVP: 772-334-2926.

Senior Fitness: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Kane Center, 900 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart. Ages: 55+. $6/$7. 772-223-7800; www.kanecenter.org.

Twilight Yoga at the Light: 7 p.m. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter. donation. 561-747-8380; www.jupiterlighthouse.org.

Tai Chi Easy: Deep breathing, relaxation. 10 a.m. Internal Arts Institute, 5146 U.S. 1, Stuart. $10. 772-475-7561; www.ThreeKeysTaiChi.com.

Zumba Gold: Zumba Gold. 9:15-10:15 a.m. Kane Center, 900 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart. Ages: 55+. $6/$7. 772-223-7800; www.kanecenter.org.

GAMES

Social Bridge: 11:30 a.m. Jensen Beach Women’s Association, 3550 Sugarhill Road, Jensen Beach. 772-2233441; helenbk70@aol.com

OTHER

Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp.: Budget counseling, mortgage payment assistance and debt relief. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp. office, 955 S.E. Central Parkway, Stuart. Register: 866-7243328; www.dmcconline.org.

Drum Circle/Open Mic: 6-11 p.m. Terra Fermata, 26 S.E. Sixth St., Stuart. 772-286-5252; www.terrafermata.com.

MC Genealogical Society: Research assistance in Genealogy Room. 5:45-7:45 p.m. Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. Ages: 12+. 772-220-1638; mcgensociety.org.

Open Mic Night: With Deal James. 7-11 p.m. Terra Fermata, 26 S.E. 6th St., Stuart. Terra Fermata, 26 S.E. 6th St., Stuart. Ages: 16+. 772-286-5252; terrafermata.com.

Stuart Community Concert Band: Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. North Stuart Baptist Church, 1950 N.W. U.S. 1, Stuart. 

Toastmasters: Speaking, listening, leading. 6:45 p.m. The Pointe, 2750 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. 3466.toastmasters.clubs.org.

 

Article source: http://www.tcpalm.com/story/life/calendars/2017/07/10/martin-county-community-calendar-july-10/454771001/

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Family sues Palm Beach County over son’s 2015 drowning death

The family of a 15-year-old Broward County youth who drowned while swimming at DuBois Park in Jupiter two years ago has sued the Palm Beach County Commission for negligence.

In a lawsuit filed last week in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, the family of Edwin Castañon claims the commission didn’t make sure lifeguards were properly trained to protect swimmers at the Palm Beach County park. His parents, Candido Castañon and Mart Patricia Areiga, both of Broward County, are seeking an unspecified amount in damages.


RELATED: More coverage of the missing teens case

The teen was swimming with family members in the park near the Jupiter Inlet on Aug. 7, 2015 when they noticed he was struggling, wrote Fort Lauderdale attorney Hyram Montero, who is representing the family. In the lawsuit, he claims lifeguards didn’t properly warn swimmers when the lifeguards were leaving their stations at the end of the day.

His death came two weeks to the day after two Tequesta teens, Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, were lost at sea after heading toward the Atlantic on a 19-foot-boat. It also followed by one day the death of Emmitt Jones, 27, while he was diving in the ocean near the inlet, Palm Beach County’s northernmost access point between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue officials said callers told them at the time of the drowning that Castañon may have been caught in the current and pulled out into the inlet. A search by sea and air was undertaken. After roughly an hourlong search, county rescue divers found Castañon about 15 to 20 feet from where he had last been seen, officials said.

County Attorney Denise Nieman said she hadn’t received the lawsuit and declined comment.


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Read The Post’s coverage of the missing Tequesta teens, PalmBeachPost.com/missing-teens/

Article source: https://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/crime--law/family-sues-palm-beach-county-over-son-2015-drowning-death/oO3FzTOCsO0dqYnYmNloNP/

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Gardens Fire Rescue lieutenant missing on birthday, eve of retirement

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s corrections Deputy Fernandez Jones, 51; his son, Jayden Jones, 9; and Willis Bell, Jones’ stepfather, died in the accident. Robert Stewart, the sole survivor, survived by clinging to the capsized boat until it washed ashore early the next day.

Article source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/local/gardens-fire-rescue-lieutenant-missing-birthday-eve-retirement/Ox4J0tKzS1klNxzxzoHRhI/

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Coast Guard suspends search for man last seen near Lake Worth Inlet

9: 45 p.m., UPDATE: The Coast Guard suspended their search for the 60-year-old man, they agency announced from their Twitter account Wednesday night.

Article source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/local/new-man-missing-near-lake-worth-inlet-after-fall-from-powerboat/ZK6riYtk8F99ujOnlzmGFL/

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Newest Jupiter Love Street plan? More kayaks, beach and boats

Jupiter’s third Love Street plan — this one on less land with fewer buildings — is up for a preliminary vote Tuesday.

“We’re not building lots of structures and cement. We are preserving the beach. We want to keep the naturally beautiful area like it is as much as possible,” developer Charles Modica told The Palm Beach Post.

Opponents blast the Love Street plan, calling it “just another shopping center.”

“There’s not enough parking.” “The jobs it will create are low-paying.” “Pollution of the Jupiter Inlet will result,” they said. About 2,000 local residents signed an online petition opposing the development.


RELATED: Will new retail complex revive Hobe Sound or make it Harbourside Place?

“Enough development. Please let’s preserve our waterfront and the character of Jupiter … a quiet laid-back town,” wrote Beverlee Sacco of Jupiter.


The town’s planning and zoning board plans to vote on a recommendation of the plan at Tuesday’s 7 p.m. meeting. The town council plans to vote on Aug. 3. The town council is not bound by the planning board’s recommendation.

If the town council approves, Love Street could open in the summer of 2018, said Don Hearing, the project’s land planner.

This latest Love Street plan is an amended version of a larger plan approved by the town council in June, 2016, by a 3-2 vote.

The new plan has a connection to the town’s Riverwalk and a water taxi stop. One of the two waterfront restaurants will have rooftop seating. Both restaurants will have outdoor seating. The paddle board and kayak rental stands will remain on the Jupiter Inlet. The commercial fishing dock would remain.


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The amended plan eliminates the land swap proposal between the town and Modica. That plan called for the town swapping two vacant acres it owns adjacent to Modica’s property on Love Street. In exchange, the town would get two acres Modica owns east of A1A and south of Parkway Street.

Eliminating the land swap reduces Modica’s proposed Love Street development from four acres to two acres.

What sparked the amended plan was Modica’s purchase of the four-acre Rustic Inn Crabhouse for $8.3 million in November. The Rustic Inn, which closed in May and was one of the most coveted waterfront properties in north county, is adjacent to Modica’s Love Street property.

The former Rustic Inn will become an upscale hospitality destination for weddings, catering and food service management operated by Lessing’s Hospitality Group.

Modica also owns the nearby 10-acre Suni Sands property.

His long-range hopes include tying in the Suni Sands property, the former Rustic Inn location, and Love Street into a office/retail/ecotourism destination that will bring tourists and high-tech jobs to the Inlet Village. The area is defined as along A1A from Jupiter Beach Road north to U.S. 1.

“In the Google world, they love places where you can work and go kayaking and come up with ideas. We could build offices to attract those type of businesses,” Modica said. “We are not building another Harbourside Place.”

Harbourside, a 10-acre entertainment center built for about $150 million on nearby U.S. 1 and Indiantown Road, has an outdoor amphitheater, restaurants, offices and retail. It that has drawn both scorn and praise from locals.



Original Love Street plan:

Property: Four acres

Retail: 30,207 square feet

Office: 27,327

Restaurant: 12,917

Vacation rental: 23,520

Total: 93,971 square feet


Current Love Street plan:

Property: Two acres

Retail: 4,949 square feet

Office: 1,941

Restaurant: 11,162

Total: 18,052
square feet

Article source: http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/local/newest-jupiter-love-street-plan-more-kayaks-beach-and-boats/e50U0391MEWm3nAKMFrTOL/

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Fishing contest is sponsored by family of missing Tequesta teen

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Austin Stephanos and his father Blu Stephanos (Photo provided)

Registration is open for the first fishing tournament to be held by the AustinBlu Foundation to help to teach people about boating safety.

The Aug. 5 tournament at the River Center in Jupiter will include two competitions running side by side to better accommodate all anglers.

The tournament will benefit the AustinBlu Foundation, formed in 2015 to promote boating safety.

Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen left the Jupiter Inlet in a boat on July 24, 2015. The two 14-year-olds never returned

In the Release competition, anglers will receive points for the number/species of fish caught, photographed, and released.  To receive points, anglers must submit acceptable photographs of their catches with an identifying tournament logo (shirt, bracelet or lanyard).

Tournament logo gear will be handed out at the Captain’s Meeting on August 4.

For tournament information, rules and regulations, click here.

Release competition prizes will be awarded to anglers based on age categories.

In the Harvest competition, anglers will bring their harvested catch to the River Center for measurement of the fish.  Harvest Competition prizes will be awarded for the heaviest fish in each category regardless of the angler’s age.

The tournament is a family-friendly fishing tournament encouraging individual, parent/child or family teams structured so that anglers can fish from land or sea meaning there is something for everyone.

 

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Transforming Little River into a cool, creative hub

One of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods is Little River. It was established in the late 1800s and incorporated into Miami in 1925. And if you haven’t been watching, Little River is gradually being transformed into a cool, creative hub.

More than 100 artisans and business people celebrated the latest push to bring awareness to the neighborhood at a party for the new Little River Creative Collective.

Launched by Bloommiami, the group aims to “bring together other local businesses and like-minded individuals to promote and facilitate the neighborhood’s growth.” The motto of Little River Creative Collective is “Growth Through Collaboration.”

The party also celebrated those who are protecting the historic neighborhood’s culture and heritage.

“It’s inspiring to see the innovative work of Little River creatives, and we’re proud to bring awareness to local businesses while encouraging developers to understand the artists who give our neighborhood its edge,” said Darin Held, partner at Bloommiami, in a release. “It’s important that the business and creative communities work together to ensure the responsible growth of the area.”

With a theme called ‘Creative Rides,’ the kickoff event featured Little River-based artisans who are specialists in creating custom rides ranging from Fixie Bikes to epic surfboards.

Rudy Marquez of Loco Cycles, Marlon Ammann of Holz Longboard Co. and Carlos Reyes of C-Shapes collaborated with Held for the first installment of the collective.

“Little River Creative Collective gave the participating creatives the opportunity to broadcast their talents and expose them to a larger and more diverse audience,” Held said. “Conversations were happening about collaborations with hotels and specialty retailers, and we look forward to how their stories develop.”

Join chefs for a cause

Nationally renowned chefs will be focusing on raising funds for charities close to their hearts at the upcoming “Chefs Stand Up” at Lido Lounge, The Standard Spa, 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach.

Featured in the one-night-only cooking event series are: July 19, Nina Clemente of The Standard Plaza in New York and The Smile’s Di Alba in Los Angles for No Kid Hungry; Aug. 23, Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson (Food Wine Best New Chef 2017), Kismet in Los Angeles for Planned Parenthood; and Sept. 21, Angela Dimayuga (James Beard Rising Star Chef Nominee 2016), Mission Chinese Food in New York for National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum.

All events are at 8 p.m. and the cost for each dinner with food, drinks, tax and gratuity is $135. All proceeds will go to the charity of the chef’s choice. Reserve your seat at https://chefsstandup.splashthat.com/.

Learning with Dade Legal Aid

The Venture Law Project team of Dade Legal Aid hosted a pro bono panel for start-ups and entrepreneurs about Labor and Employment Law recently at The LAB Miami, a co-working space in Wynwood.

Featured were Jennifer A. Schwartz and Naveen Paul of Jackson Lewis P.C., who presented on the differences between “Employee vs. Independent Contractor” laws for start-ups.

“On behalf of Dade Legal Aid and Put Something Back Pro Bono Project, thank you to all of our hosts, The LAB, our speakers and participants,” said Karen Ladis, director of Dade Legal Aid’s Venture Law Project in a release.

Other members of the Dade Legal Aid’s Venture Law Team include Kristen Corpion, Jessica Shraybman and Ashley Juchawski. Learn more at http://www.dadelegalaid.org/.

Lions Club to celebrate centennial

In 1917, Chicago businessman Melvyn Jones approached other businessmen to discuss ideas of how they could help out in their communities. Over the years, the effort grew into Lions Clubs International, which now has a presence in almost 200 countries through its member clubs. The motto is “We Serve.”

One member club, the Miami Buena Vista Biltmore Lions Club, will be hosting its “Roarin’ into the Centennial Picnic” 2-6 p.m., Aug. 19 at the Mary Abreu Community Center at Tropical Park at 7900 SW 40th St.

The picnic is open to all. Cost is $10 and tickets for children under 10 are $5. Admission includes food and entertainment.

The Miami Buena Vista Biltmore Lions Club is part of Florida Lions District 35-N, which comprises the area from the Florida Keys to Jupiter Inlet and the Bahamas.

The club’s foundation is committed to local projects such as eye health screenings for children several times a year, providing back-to-school supplies for about 100 children, and toy giving at Christmas for children at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Members also raise funds to support Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Florida Lions Eye Bank that provide eye surgeries for residents who cannot afford them.

Advertising and sponsorships from $75-$500 are still available. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/roarin-into-the-centennial-indoor-lions-picnic-sponsorship-tickets-35514099628?aff=es2 for more. If you have questions, contact Daniel I. Pedreira at 786-252-3928 or daniel_pedreira@yahoo.com and Cathy Triana at 305-338-7620 or cathytriana@gmail.com.

If you have news for this column, send it to Christina Mayo at christinammayo@gmail.com.

If you have news for this column, please send it to Christina Mayo at christinammayo@gmail.com.

Article source: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/community-voices/article159831994.html

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Sprucing up–and slowing down–coming to Jupiter’s Indiantown Road?

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Bicycle lanes like this on northbound A1A in Jupiter’s Inlet Village could be coming to Indiantown Road east of U.S. 1. (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

A $2 million plan to build bicycle lanes, landscaping, crosswalks and medians on Indiantown Road from Harbourside Place east to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre is inching forward in Jupiter.

Not only that, the speed limit could be reduced to 35 miles per hour from the current 45 miles per hour.

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

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The speed limit on Indiantown Road east of U.S. 1 could be reduced from current 45 MPH to 35 MPH (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

 



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