NEW: 300-vehicle parking lot proposed along A1A in Jupiter

Long-range plans call for tying in the Suni Sands property, Rustic Inn and Love Street into a office/retail/ecotourism destination that will bring tourists, locals and high-tech jobs to the Inlet Village, an area in Jupiter defined as along A1A between Jupiter Beach Road north to U.S. 1., Modica has told the Palm Beach Post.

Article source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/local/new-300-vehicle-parking-lot-proposed-along-a1a-jupiter/qAyjySvfrK1mLoQeEHqg2K/

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Inside look: 1000 North restaurant, part-owned by Michael Jordan, Ernie Els

While 1000 North leans into a steakhouse profile, the focus here is on the wider menu, the wine, the coastal-chic vibe, the setting and the cigars. When the restaurant officially debuts, its food and drink offerings and plate presentations are set to rival those of some top county restaurants. With a private lounge and terrace perched at the top of the building and spacious dining and drinking areas sprawled across the main level, the restaurant checks many of the Inlet’s must-have boxes: outdoor bar, fire pits, Jupiter Lighthouse views, varied menus, boat access, accessible parking. 

Article source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/entertainment/dining/inside-look-1000-north-restaurant-owned-michael-jordan-ernie-els/YCqbPh4O40vF11z0gjsZ8N/

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Inside look: 1000 North restaurant, co-owned by Michael Jordan, Ernie Els

While 1000 North leans into a steakhouse profile, the focus here is on the wider menu, the wine, the coastal-chic vibe, the setting and the cigars. When the restaurant officially debuts, its food and drink offerings and plate presentations are set to rival those of some top county restaurants. With a private lounge and terrace perched at the top of the building and spacious dining and drinking areas sprawled across the main level, the restaurant checks many of the Inlet’s must-have boxes: outdoor bar, fire pits, Jupiter Lighthouse views, varied menus, boat access, accessible parking. 

Article source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/entertainment/dining/inside-look-1000-north-restaurant-owned-michael-jordan-ernie-els/YCqbPh4O40vF11z0gjsZ8N/

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Jupiter news: 300-space parking lot planned for Inlet Village

Long-range plans call for tying in the Suni Sands property, Rustic Inn and Love Street into a office/retail/ecotourism destination that will bring tourists, locals and high-tech jobs to the Inlet Village, an area in Jupiter defined as along A1A between Jupiter Beach Road north to U.S. 1., Modica has told the Palm Beach Post.

Article source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/local/new-300-vehicle-parking-lot-proposed-along-a1a-jupiter/qAyjySvfrK1mLoQeEHqg2K/

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Let Florida guide you to a sunshine state of mind

It’s just before 7am when I witness the sun clamber above the Atlantic Ocean at the start of another fine Florida day. Then I set off to meet sundown on the Gulf Coast.

As a place to start a midwinter day there are worse places than Palm Beach. The 16-mile-long barrier island it occupies was, in the 19th century, little more than a mosquito-infested swamp and one of America’s final frontiers. 

Seagull Cottage, built in 1886, was the first structure there. Seven years later this handsome dwelling was bought by Henry Morrison Flagler, a visionary entrepreneur who drove the railroad down into Florida. The rail connection triggered a tourism boom.

As the resort’s reputation grew, Palm Beach became a celebrity bolt hole: the Vanderbilts, the Rockefellers and John F Kennedy took holidays here. The 1926 Mar-a-Lago property was later bought by Donald Trump — the President’s sporadic visits create traffic mayhem.

The architect Addison Mizner created the Spanish-influenced Palm Beach look, most evident on Worth Avenue,  one of America’s ritziest roads . Yet you can also dine here economically: order by 6.30pm at the bar at Ta-boo (formerly a Sinatra hangout) and a Palm Beach martini and pizza is yours for under $20 including tax and a very respectable tip. But that indulgence must wait.


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Today there are 200 miles to cover, starting with a swoop across the Flagler Memorial Bridge to the mainland. On a sunny day today it’s hard to remember that the story of modern Florida is a struggle against adversity. The Gulf Stream washes close to the shore at Jupiter Inlet in Palm Beach County, presenting a danger to mariners. In 1860 the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse was built to warn them. Since then it’s become a landmark for the collection of communities known as the Palm Beaches.

Climb to the top for a 360-degree perspective of South Florida and to survey the activities on offer on the creeks that infiltrate the coast: renting an electric bike for the waterside trails or YOW — “yoga on water”. 

A few miles north, along the “Treasure Coast”, Hobe Mountain is the highest natural point in South Florida. Even if you’re chasing the sun, this glorified sand dune won’t detain you for long: it’s only 86ft high but delivers excellent views of low-rise Martin County. 

The nearby community of Indiantown earned its name as one of the last Seminole Indian trading posts. The Native American tribe migrated to Florida in the 18th century and managed a thriving economy until the Seminole Wars drove most of them out. But the name lives on in the Seminole Inn — whose slogan is “Florida the way it used to be”. The Inn was built by Davies Warfield, president of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, and opened in 1926. The social hostess at the opening gala was Wallace Simpson (then Warfield). 

The arrow-straight Highway 710 takes you to Okeechobee, the location for a remarkable battle. In 1837, just six months after Queen Victoria took to the British throne, in a rare victory, Native Americans and Africans united to defeat a superior US fighting force there. The town takes its name from Lake Okeechobee, Florida’s “eye” and about the same size as Oxfordshire.

State Route 70 slices across the heart of Florida. Set the controls for the Fifties Diner in Arcadia, where lunchtime is a hive of hyperactivity. You may have to stand in line but the wait for a mountain of meatloaf will be worthwhile. 

The heart of Arcadia’s historical district is Oak Street, location for the place that put the aria in Arcadia: an actual opera house. The original town burned down just after the turn of the 20th century and this 1906 masterpiece was part of the resurrection. It continued as a performance venue until the Fifties and is now an antique shop, the Bizarre Bazaar.


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With most of the ground covered, coast towards the coast via Bradenton: a small city with a fascinating mix of retrospectives and fresh perspectives on the Sunshine State.

The Village of the Arts is a real artists’ community in a rejuvenated neighbourhood of cottages dating from the Twenties and Thirties. And at the Parker Manatee Aquarium, injured manatees are nursed until they can be released back into the sea.

Follow Manatee Avenue west and you come to a seven-mile strip of sand decorating the Gulf Coast. Anna Maria Island has the feel of a tropical backwater; imagine France’s Ile de Re meeting the Caribbean. Kick off your driving shoes at the Sandbar Restaurant, where the tables stray on to the beach. As the sun settles comfortably into the Gulf just after 6pm, plan your bike ride or kayak tour for the next day.

Sunrise to sunset, island to island, on this trans-Florida adventure you open up another side to the Sunshine State — and end up somewhere on the blissful way to nowhere.

Details: Florida

British Airways (ba.com) offers an “open-jaw” flight out from Gatwick to the nearest big airport, Fort Lauderdale, and back from Tampa from around £416. The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach (thecolonypalmbeach.com) has doubles from £145, room only, and the Waterline (waterlineresort.com) on Anna Maria Island has doubles from £118, room only.  

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Article source: https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/florida-travel-guide-what-to-do-a3752321.html

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Florida coast to coast: cycling and yoga in The Palm Beaches

On a sunny day in the 21st century, it’s hard to remember that the story of modern Florida is a struggle against adversity.

The Gulf Stream washes close to the shore at Jupiter Inlet in Palm County, presenting a danger to mariners. In 1860 the newly built Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse was opened to warn them, and since then it’s become a landmark for the fascinating collection of communities known as The Palm Beaches.

As a base, the Grandview Gardens Bed Breakfast in the city of West Palm Beach is one of the most alluring locations. Located in the rejuvenated neighbourhood of Grandview Heights, it dates from 1925. The style is Spanish Mediterranean, which means it’s bright and breezy with natural air conditioning.

Grandview Heights is close to downtown West Palm Beach, where the main street is Clematis Avenue. The sense of history here is augmented by a warm Florida ambience; the Mayor and her team call themselves “the official curators of paradise”.

Venus and Serena Williams were brought to The Palm Beaches in the Nineties to improve their tennis. It seemed to do the trick. But even if you’re not a Grand Slam champion, there’s much activity to enjoy. You can explore the extensive network of bike trails on a “Comfort Cruiser” electric bike, or try yoga on water, in which you perch on a paddleboard. 

“Yoga on the board is very good for people who practice yoga on land because it helps with their alignment,” says instructor Kim Depasquale. “People need to disconnect and spend more time with nature.”

My America Holidays offers holidays to Palm Beach from £899 per person. Visit www.myamericaholiday.co.uk or call 020 8290 9751. Hertz car hire in Florida starts from just £21 per day. Visit Hertz.co.uk

Discover more at visitflorida.com @VisitFlorida #LoveFlorida 

*Price includes flights and accommodation and is based on 2 adults sharing on a room only basis with selected travel dates and departure airports. Prices may vary, are subject to availability and correct as of 15 January 2018

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Article source: http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/visit-florida/florida-coast-to-coast-cycling-and-yoga-in-the-palm-beaches-a8172396.html

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Weekly South Florida Fishing Report – January 25, 2018

Using live shrimp, ladyfish, jack crevalle and mangrove snapper are being caught.

Article source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/weekly-south-florida-fishing-report-january-2018/OTFg7j3wPNZcf0iVJ1FDlL/

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LATEST: Juvenile falls from top of Jupiter lighthouse, police say

RELATED: Jupiter Lighthouse, built in 1860, is oldest structure in the county 

Article source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/breaking-news/just-juvenile-attempts-suicide-jupiter-lighthouse-police-say/vEUQMZzEJAgmS4AALtk5jI/

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Weekend weather to affect fishing conditions

Using live shrimp, ladyfish, jack crevalle and mangrove snapper are being caught.

Article source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/weekend-weather-affect-fishng-conditions/OTFg7j3wPNZcf0iVJ1FDlL/

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NEW: Teen told police jump from Jupiter lighthouse was suicide attempt

The boy, whose identity is not being disclosed by The Post, was taken by helicopter to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach. He was “semi-conscious” and speaking to police before being taken to the hospital, but his condition was not immediately known Wednesday.

Article source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime--law/new-teen-told-police-jump-from-jupiter-lighthouse-was-suicide-attempt/foL81P5C2LENCLVjUrDdAN/

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