Weekend Events in Jupiter – Aug 1st, 2015

Happy Friday, friends! Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There are lots of things happening in our area.

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Friday, July 31st – The Square Grouper – A Night Of Hope in support of #FindAustinAndPerry: 5Pm until Close.

Friday, July 31st – Sunset: Harbourside Place – Enjoy a free movie underneath the stars at the waterfront amphitheater. Movie will start just after 8pm. Bring a blanket or a chair. Playing: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Saturday, August 1st – 8:00 am – 10:00 am: Beach Cleanup – Help the Friends of Jupiter Beach keep our gorgeous beaches beautiful. Meet at Ocean Cay Park, 2188 Marcinski Road, Jupiter, FL 33477

Saturday, August 1st – 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Baseball & Brews at Roger Dean Stadium – Come sample over fifty regional and national microbrews while watching your Jupiter Hammerheads take on the Brevard County Manatees.

Saturday, August 1st – Loggerhead Triathlon: The deadline to be a participant has passed, but they still need Volunteers. Get out and cheer on our local athletes!

What are YOU doing this weekend? Let me know in the comments 🙂

Jupiter, Florida really is a wonderful place to live! There is always something to do and even when there’s not big event scheduled, we have our gorgeous beaches to enjoy!

We have a really lovely townhome rental available in Abacoa right now. Do you or someone you know need a home in Jupiter? I’d really love to help you find the perfect place. Contact me and let’s get started right away!

 

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I have been glued to the news about the two missing boys from Jupiter, Florida. With each update I hope upon hope to hear good news. Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, disappeared off the coast of Jupiter on Friday and haven’t been seen since. Their boat was found yesterday, capsized off from the Ponce de Leon Inlet.

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Growing up in Jupiter, I know it’s not a crazy thing for two 14 year olds to head out to the ocean, unsupervised. My little brother growing up was always on the water, with friends. Boating, diving, spear fishing…going to the Bahamas! It’s just how it is in a small beach town. Many kids I grew up with had boats of their own at young ages. And just like Austin & Perry, were very capable of handling themselves on the water.

Sometimes, though, things happen. The ocean is a very beautiful and amazing thing. It can also be very unforgiving. Seasoned Boat Captains can be overtaken by the ocean just the same as anyone else.

Today’s news suggests the boys may have made a floatation device out of their cooler and their life jackets. I’m so relieved that there is still hope. My heart has been slowly breaking, thinking of their families and what they are going through. It’s been phenomenal to watch the community around them come together.  I will continue to hope for a good outcome. I hope you will too.

Hugs to you all. – Nicole

Summer Foods

Around my house, dinner is very important. We’ve got three busy teenagers and us two adults are even busier. So by the end of the day we are all starving! When it comes to summer foods, I have a really hard time mustering up the energy to even think about cooking dinner, let alone actually cooking it! It’s too hot!! But alas, we cannot eat out every night. Luckily for me, my Mister is an amazing cook and is always willing and able to whip something tasty up for the rest of us!

Recently he’s outdone himself on a couple of meals. So I thought I’d share those with you!

Chipotle Spiced Chicken Tacos: Tacos are the perfect food for summer. We always use bright, fresh ingredients and they are fast & easy to make!

TacoNight_11. Fresh cilantro, organic tomatoes, and fresh jalapenos. 2. The most delicious, Florida Made Salsa. If you haven’t tried it, go to Publix right now & get some! 3. Heating up the tortillas in the cast iron skillet makes them taste so good! 4. Just look at that tasty stack!

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Gaze upon this taco of beauty! Fresh Cilantro, goat cheese, sauteed mushrooms, tomatoes, fresh jalapenos and chipotle spiced chicken. YUM! What’s your favorite way to make tacos?

I have a thing about pretty food. If it looks pretty and colorful, I probably want to eat it. So, I was flipping through a recent copy of Bon Appetite Magazine, when I stumbled across this recipe. We needed something for dinner that night, so I suggested we get the grill out and make some tasty chicken!

Spicy Grilled Chicken With Lemon & Parsley: Grilling is perfect for summer. All the heat stays outside and the grill makes the food taste amazing!

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GrilledChicken_1We even toasted some mountain bread on the grill. The entire meal was really delicious!

So, what are your go to meals in the heat of summer? Leave me a comment and let me know. I’m ALWAYS in need of dinner inspiration! – Nicole

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Gorgeous Jupiter Townhome in Abacoa

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Another Phenomenal Rental Home Listed by the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team! This gorgeous Two Story, 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath, 1 car garage “Caravelle” model townhouse is set inside the elite community known as Martinique At Abacoa. Local amenities include basketball courts, racquetball courts, tennis courts, a skateboard park, roller hockey rinks, community playgrounds, baseball fields, multiple local golf courses, and being only seconds from the beautiful Jupiter beaches and renowned shopping. The price is right. The home is great. The location is perfect. When you take a look, this home will rent itself. For further details, please contact me, HERE.

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At The Juno Beach Pier

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve been to the Juno Beach Pier. I forgot how amazing the view of our gorgeous Atlantic Ocean is from there! I took a leisurely, evening stroll down the pier with my husband last weekend, and it did not disappoint!

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Located just off from the Ocean Rescue Headquarters at 14776 Highway A1A, Juno Beach, Florida 33408. The pier is the perfect spot for anglers, beach goers and spectators. Admission fees are $4.00 for anglers and $1.00 for spectators. If you’re fishing off the pier, they have a a small bait shop located right at the admission gate. Need an ice cream on a hot day? They have that too!

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Admittedly, I’m not a very good fisherlady. Honestly I don’t have the patience for it and watching the caught fish flop around out of the water, breaks my heart every time! However, it was quite humorous to walk down the pier and see the fish out smarting the fisherman the whole time! There were HUGE fish below the pier, probably close to 50 anglers all up and down the pier and not one of them were catching anything!

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Check out the size of those bad boys!

 

It was awesome to watch the giant bait balls swim in formation, making perfect circles around the larger fish. The perspective from the pier is really cool!

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If you look close, you can see the stingray that swam by.

 

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You just can’t help but feel yourself relax looking at the view from the pier! Not only are the views spectacular, the pier also plays an important role with keeping our local marinelife safe and the environment healthy. You can learn more about the Responsible Pier Initiative on the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s website here.

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This is just one of the MANY reasons I love working & living in Jupiter, Florida. If you live in the Jupiter area, be sure and take a some time to enjoy the pier from time to time. It really is quite lovely.

Would you love to live in Jupiter, Florida? Check out our current, local listings, available through the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team. Contact me if you’d to chat about Jupiter’s real estate market.

Thanks for reading the blog, friends! Until next time, keep supporting each other.   –Nicole