Local Social | Jupiter Florida February Events

Welcome to the Local Social | Jupiter Florida February Events

Jupiter Florida February Events

Join me in supporting our local business community and enjoy all the amazing Jupiter Florida February Events! There is so much going on around town, try not to miss any of it.

Celebrate Jupiter

Jupiter Jubilee | Saturday, February 3, 2018 | Each year, the Jubilee highlights Jupiter’s unique character, history, community and natural treasures. More info here.

Get Your Zen On

Twilight Yoga at The Light | February 5, 2018 | 6:00-7:00PM | Take a yoga class under our beautiful Jupiter Lighthouse | Offered by donation. More information here.

Learn To Paddleboard

3rd Annual Palm Beach Paddlefest | February 10, 2018 | Harbourside Place | This is a free, family-friendly event that features a variety of exhibitors, paddleboard races, free water-based demonstrations, live music and more! More info here.

Feelin’ Artsy

ArtiGras 2018 | February 17, 18 & 19th | Downtown Abacoa | Featuring over 300 national and local fine artists | Buy Tickets here.

The Joe Show | February 22nd 6PM-8PM | This will be a celebration of the late local artist, Joe LaPierre’s, artwork and music. A portion of the sales proceeds will go to Quantum House of West Palm Beach. There will be live music, drinks, and bites served. More info here. ICYMI: Joe’s daughter Sarah LaPierre was one of our featured artists on the blog.

Walk, Run, Be Green

The Riverbend Park 5K Green Run/Walk | Saturday, February 24, 2018 |  The 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) course at Riverbend Park in Jupiter. Register here.

For The Kiddos

SeaFest For Kids | Saturday, February 24, 2018 | Sea-inspired education & adventures for kids to celebrate Jupiter’s coastal heritage and history.  | Free for kids, adults get your tickets here.

Hobe Sound | Jupiter’s Neighbor

17th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts | February 3rd & 4th | 10AM – 5PM | Hobe Sound will transform four blocks of A1A/Dixie Highway into an art gallery for two whole days. | More info click here.

A Little Further South

Manatee Lagoon’s ManateeFest 2018 | February 3rd & 4th | 10AM-3PM | Celebrate and learn all about manatees at one of my favorite places. This is a free event, learn more here.

17th annual Strawberry Festival | Saturday, February 10, 2018 | As a special treat during the month of love, the West Palm Beach GreenMarket Strawberry Festival promises a sweet surprise for lovers of the heart-shaped, in-season berry. | More info here.

Do you have local news or a local event you would like the Jupiter Local to share? Visit our submit page for more details.

As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends! I hope it helps you enjoy as many Jupiter Florida February Events as possible. ❤️ Nicole

Are you thinking of buying, selling or moving in the Northern Palm Beach County area? Just let me know, I want to be your Jupiter Local Realtor!

 

Local Social | Jupiter Florida October Events

 Welcome to the Local Social | October

Jupiter Florida October Events

Join me in supporting our local business community and enjoy all the amazing Jupiter Florida October Events!

Jupiter Florida October Events

The Palm Beach Gardens Green Market is celebrating it’s 16th year! New season starts October 1st. It is a rain or shine event featuring the freshest-of-the-fresh fruits, vegetables, fragrant herbs, honey, homemade old-fashioned breads, donuts, pies, cheeses, sauces, handmade crafts, and more. Every Sunday year round.

Don’t miss Jupiter’s Annual Fall Fest – Enjoy live music, food from local vendors, a beer garden and a kids carnival. Saturday, October 7, 2017 • Noon to 5 pm. The Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk. This is a free event.

Catch up with our favorite stuffed marshmallow creator, Milka from Dreamallows, starting October 7th (til end of April) at the West Palm Beach GreenMarket.

Enjoy the Abacoa Wines Around the World 2017 event | An evening of food, wine and entertainment, presented by Downtown Abacoa! Oct 7, 2017 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Get your tickets HERE.

Be sure and save the following dates if you love doggos!

First Annual-Lets Party For The Dogs – A benefit for the Big Dog Ranch Rescue at The Square Grouper in Jupiter. Thursday, October 19th 5:00PM-10:00PM. More details HERE.

 Brews, Bark and Beaches – Organized and hosted by Friends of Jupiter Beach, sample craft beer and great food provided and served by select area breweries and restaurants. Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Get your tickets HERE.

Time to get your pumpkin!

Get your pumpkin and support a local charity at the Pumpkin Bash. Saturday, October 22, 2017 – 11:00AM – 2:00PM
Join Harbourside Place & Little Smiles for a family-fun day filled with pumpkins, candy and all things Halloween!

Feeling Spooky?

Head a little further South and enjoy another amazing event in West Palm Beach! Halloween at The Station | Hosted By Elizabeth Ave Station | Live music, food, games, spooky decor & adult beverages! | Halloween costume contest at 9pm!

 

As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends! I hope it helps you enjoy as many Jupiter Florida October Events as possible. ❤️ Nicole

Do you have local news or a local event you would like the Jupiter Local to share? Visit our submit page for more details.

 

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Hurricane Season Funtimes

Wow, Irma was intense!

As we enjoy our first week of normalcy, after that whole Irma incident, we’ve got Jose, Maria and Lee hanging out in the Atlantic Ocean. You guys remember 2004, right? Do the names Charlie, Francis, Ivan and Jean ring any bells? Let’s hope 2017 isn’t a repeat of 2004! So many hurricane Season funtimes to remember! (queue major eyeroll)

2017 Hurricane Names List

There’s really no need to panic. If you’re from Florida, you realize that even though the Official Hurricane Season is from June 1st – November 1st, it doesn’t really get interesting until September-ish. With that said, I’d like to give you guys a list of things you may want to consider.

Features you want to look for when shopping for a new home/ or updating your current home:

  1. Does the home have impact glass windows and garage door and/or a full set of hurricane shutters? Not only is this an investment that will keep you safe, you can also get discounts on your homeowners insurance! Win, win!
  2. Is there lots of big trees on the property? Are you prepared to keep up the landscaping on your own or will you hire a landscaping company? It’s important to keep your landscape safe by having your trees pruned regularly and keep dead branches cut.
  3. Does the home have Gutters and Downspouts? They should always be clean, especially during a storm. Blockages in these drainage systems can cause the water to back up onto your roof and into your attic, causing a lot of damage.
  4. I need to say something about the roofs here. Miami Dade building codes and what to do if the home was built before 1997.
  5. Is the home located in an evacuation area? Most homes on waterways and in low lying areas are. Be prepared to leave, and have to stay gone until the area is deemed safe again, by county officials.

Things to keep stocked, during hurricane season and year round:

  1. Water. I can’t stress enough about having water on hand during and after a bad hurricane. The suggested amount is a gallon per person, per day, for seven days. If you accumulate this over the winter months, you won’t have to worry about the stress that comes with trying to find water right before the storm hits.
  2. It is suggested that you keep at least a three-day supply of items such as candles, batteries, and foods that don’t require refrigeration. (Also, try not to eat all your hurricane snacks before the storm, like my family did. Ha!)
  3. You may be out of power for days or even weeks after a hurricane. Owning a generator can be very comforting when the power is out. There are all different types, from a whole house generator to a small generator that can run the fridge and a few fans. This is another purchase that would be better made before hurricane season. Once everyone knows a large storm is coming, generators sell out quickly! Be sure to do your homework, and get the one that’s best for you.
  4. A battery powered or hand crank radio is also a good item to have on hand, if the power goes out. It can help you stay up to date on whats happening throughout the storm.

Important Links To Help Keep You Up To Date During Hurricane Season:

  1. NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency
  3. American Red Cross – Hurricane Prep & Safety
  4. Town Of Jupiter Website
  5. City of Palm Beach Gardens Website
  6. Village of Tequesta Website
  7. Palm Beach County Hurricane Survival Guide
  8. Palm Beach County – Public Safety & Emergency Management
  9. Mike’s Weather Page – My Personal Fave Storm Season Facebook Page

Please let me know what your favorite information resources are as well. I’d love to keep this list current & updated.

Myself and the entire Sean Underwood Real Estate Team would love to answer any questions you may have about purchasing or selling a home in Palm Beach County. We have all lived here our whole lives and are proud to call ourselves locals. We’ve weathered many hurricanes and are happy to share what we’ve learned over the years with you. Please reach out to us, we are here to help!

As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends! I hope you have a wonderful week! ❤ Nicole

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Jupiter Locals For Texas

Jupiter Locals For Texas

I’ve honestly been glued to the news with the horrible Harvey situation. I can’t even believe how many people have been affected! It’s truly heartbreaking. Us Floridians know the stress and fear that can come from hurricanes all to well. But, Harvey was a whole different beast. No one expected the enormity of it all.

I have been uplifted

by the amount of local folks that quickly sprang into action and started collecting items, raising money and some even headed to Texas! If you would like to help out in some way, here are a few ways to do so:

  1. Ship Much Needed Supplies Directly To Houston From Your Amazon Account: Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Effort
  2. Drop off non-perishable foods, diapers, underwear, baby food, clothing, batteries and any other helpful items to one of several local stores, now through the morning of Saturday, September 2th. Palm Beach Lately | Help For Houston
  3. There is also a huge need for pets of those affected by the storm. Austin Pets Alive | Hurricane Harvey is constantly updating their site with items they need.

There are many more ways to help listed here, by NPR: Here’s How You Can Help People Affected By Harvey

Almost everyone in Jupiter, that I’ve spoken to this week, feels the same way about this horrible event. Many of you have friends and/or relatives living in the affected areas. Luckily my Aunt & Cousins are further north and were spared from the devastation. If there is anything I can do for you or your families, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’m happy to do what I can.                ❤️ Nicole

Awesome Local Instagram Accounts

Happy Friday, Friends! ☀️

I hope you all have had a lovely week. I wanted to highlight some other locals on the blog today. So, I’ve put together a list for you of some awesome local Instagram accounts.

Follow these awesome local Instagram accounts and enjoy some amazing photos in your feed, every day!

www.instagram.com/jupitersupmermaid – A local featuring manatees, turtles, SUP and more in her awesome feed!

www.instagram.com/surfzach – Florida photographer showing off the gorgeous creatures living just off the coast in Jupiter.

www.instagram.com/tewkibear – This furry local gives us an inside look at a dog’s life in Jupiter, Florida.

www.instagram.com/southflpaddle – Making me jealous daily of her time spent with local manatees, dolphins and our gorgeous South Florida sunsets!

www.instagram.com/thelocalninja – A variety of local images underwater & above ground, mixed with travel photos from around the globe.

www.instagram.com/jackbatesphotography – Beautiful South Florida imagery from the ocean, the air and on the shore.

www.instagram.com/tulasendlesssummer – Two adventurous locals sharing their summers on a boat.

www.instagram.com/localgypsies – A newer account with some lovely, local photos.

www.instagram.com/jupiteroutdoorcenter – Featuring photos of turtles, manatees and lots of happy locals.

As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends!

Do you have a favorite local you follow on Instagram? Let me know in the comments. I’m always looking to connect with awesome locals!

You can follow me on Instagram too, www.instagram.com/nikolina100 – Let’s be insta buddies!

Please Keep Me In Mind

If you or someone you know is thinking of buying or selling a home in the Northern Palm Beach County area, I’d LOVE for you to Contact Me! Let me help you have an enjoyable real estate experience! ❤️ Nicole