Love Street plan up for review tonight in Jupiter

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Two-acre Love Street property outlined in red

The Love Street development plan — this one without the boat slips for commercial fishing boats — is up for review today at 7 p.m. by the town’s planning and zoning board at the  Jupiter Community Center.

Click here to see the plan.

The town council, which must approve the final plan, is not bound by the planning board’s recommendation.

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.

Developer Charles Modica has said the plan to be reviewed tonight, about a quarter the size of the original proposal, preserves the waterfront theme of the Inlet Village, the area along A1A from Beach Road north to U.S. 1.

The meeting is open to the public.

Current Love Street plan:

Property: 2 acres

Retail: 4,949 square feet

Office: 1,941

Outdoor Seating area: 1,781

Restaurant: 11,162

Total: 18,552  square feet

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Score one for lobsters: Jupiter free divers come up empty

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After about four hours of diving and scouring through jetsam such as a sunken boat, natural debris and even a bathtub in the Intracoastal Waterway, Paul Dabill , leaned against the transom of his 23-foot center console boat and admitted defeat.

“Hey, we knocked on all the doors. The lobsters weren’t home,” said the Tequesta resident, gulping a green Gatorade.

Read the full story — and video — in The Palm Beach Post.

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Vigil planned tonight at Jupiter Inlet for Austin and Perry

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A candlelight vigil is planned tonight, July 24, at the Jupiter Inlet to mark two years since the disappearance of Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen.

Remembrances are also planned in Boynton Beach, Juno Beach, Lake Worth and Singer Island. (See details below).

The Jupiter Inlet event sponsored by Light The Coast For Austin and Perry is planned to start at about 7 p.m. Organizers plan to hand out lanterns and glow sticks.

A memorial at the Jupiter Inlet was also held last year.

The lanterns are scheduled to be released about 8:30 p.m.

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The events at are free and open to the public.

The event is part of nationwide effort along the east coast to remember the two 14-year-old boys. They were last seen leaving the Jupiter Inlet on July 24, 2015.

They never returned.

Light The Coast For Austin and Perry is teaming up with the Stand Up Foundation, Glo’n Crazy, Sky King, Simply Surreal Photography and Home Depot for the event.

Vigils are planned tonight at various beach, park and inlet sights along the east coast to release sky lanterns at 8:30 p.m.

Other Palm Beach County locations:

BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Boynton Beach Ocean Front Park

JUNO BEACH, FL – Juno Fishing Pier – 14775 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach

LAKE WORTH, FL – Lake Worth Pier – Entrance: A1A and Lake Ave- Meet in front of Bennys on the Beach at 8 p.m. EST.

SINGER ISLAND, Fl – “Pump station” at the south end by the Palm beach inlet, Singer Island side.

Other Florida and nationwide locations:

ATLANTA, GA- LAKE LANIER- 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway Buford, GA 30518 NOTE: You might need to use the street address, 7000 Holiday Rd.

AUBURNDALE, FL – LAKE STELLA- 108 Lake Stella Drive, Auburndale, FL

BAREFOOT BAY PRIVATE BEACH – All residents and their guests please – south of the Sebastian Inlet on A1A

BERMUDA – Fairmont Southampton beach. It’s right next to Horseshoe Bay Beach.

BLAIRSVILLE, GA- Lake Notley

CAPTIVA, FL – Meet ocean front of Tween Waters Resort – 15951 Captiva Dr, Captiva, Jupitter, FL- Jupiter Inlet – Jupiter Road all the way down make a left (ocean trail way) – by the memorial.

CAPE CORAL, FL – Cape Coral Pkwy bridge – West side of the bridge

CHESAPEAKE CITY, MD – Bohemia Bay Yacht Harbor – 1026 Town Point Rd, Chesapeake City, MD

COCOA BEACH, FL – Cocoa Beach Pier- 401 Meade Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

COLUMBUS, TX- Beasons Park Hwy 90 Columbus, TX- – Meet at the front of the park.

DANIA BEACH, FL – Dania Beach Pier 300 N. Beach Rd, Dania – Meet in from of the pier 8 p.m. EST, you will then walk onto the beach.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL- 70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach – We will be meeting at 8 p.m. EST in front of the bandshell.

DAUPHIN ISLAND, AL – Dauphin Island Pier-1509 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL

EDMONTON ALBERTA, CANADA – High Level Bride over the north Saskatchewan.

EMERALD ISLE, NC – Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier – 100 Bogue Inlet Dr., Emerald Isle, NC

FRYING PAN TOWER- 34 miles from the coast of NC in the ocean – For more information on how to get to the tower, please call: 910-336-8405.

ENGLEWOOD, FL – 8570 Manasota Key Rd, Englewood, FL (intersection of Manasota Beach Rd. and Manasota Key Rd., This is the north most section of the beach.)

FLAGER BEACH, FL- Flagler Beach pier

FOLLY BEACH, SC – Folly Beach Fishing Pier – 101 E. Arctice Ave, Folly Beach, SC

FORT PIERCE, FL – Fort Pierce Inlet otherwise known as the Jetty Inlet.

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA- The Sand Bar – sandbarbahamas.com

GARDEN CITY BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA – We will be meeting at 8 p.m. EST. Meet on the south side of Garden City Pier.

HAMPTOM BAY, NY PONQUOGUE BEACH- 280 Dune Rd, Hampton Bays, NY

HUDSON, FL- Hudson Marina

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH- Meeting at 8 p.m. directly across from Slyce Pizza 311 Gulf Blvd. on the beach side.

ISLAMORADA, THE KEYS, FL – Harbor Lights Inn – 84951 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL in the Florida Keys, mile marker 84 Ocean Side. Meeting at 8 p.m.

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL – Lifeguard Headquarters -2 Ocean Front N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

JENSEN BEACH, FL – Meet at Jensen Beach Blvd and A1A.

 

LAKE ZURICH, IL – Pormadale Walk / Bills Boats Bait & Marina – 216 W. Main St, Lake Zurich, IL- Meeting at 8 p.m. EST.

LITTLE ROCK, AR- 2 Rivers Park Bridge – We will be meeting at 7 p.m. CENTRAL TIME, and we will be joining the rest of the world at 7:30 p.m. CENTRAL TIME.

MANASQUAN , NJ – Manasquan Inlet at the end of the rocks.

MARATHON KEY, FL – Conch Key Fishing Pier – 62968 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050

MELBOURNE, FL Eau Gallie causeway in Melbourne

MIAMI, FL- Hobie Island Beach Park

NASSAU BAHAMAS At East End Point

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL – Sapphire Beach (North Beach Community) is also called Grayce K Barck North Beach Park.

OAK ISLAND, NORTH CAROLINA – We will be meeting at 8 p.m. EST at NE 70th street.

ORLANDO, FL LAKE EOLA DOWNTOWN- Relax Grill at 211 Eola Pkway, Orlando, FL

ORMOND BEACH, FL – 1800 Oceanshore Blvd – Ormond By the Sea – Rivocean approach

PIERMONT, NY- PIERMONT PIER- We will meet at the end of Ferry Street.

PINE, CO – Elks Falls – 12102 S. Elk Creek Rd. Pine, CO. At the bottom of the falls at the large pool. We will be meeting at 8 p.m. MDT, and we will be joining the rest of the world and lighting it up at 8:30 p.m. MDT.

POMPANO BEACH- Pompano Beach Pier – 222 Pompano Beach Blvd. Meeting at 8 p.m. on the sand, south side of the pier next to the first lifeguard post.

PONCE INLET, FL – WINTER HAVEN PARK – 4589 S Atlantic Ave – Ponce Inlet

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL – Spring Lake Park- 3520 Lakeview Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL

SATELLITE BEACH – Pelican Beach Park – 1525 Highway A1A Satellite Beach, FL 32937

SIESTA KEY – Public beach

STUART LOCATION – Roosevelt Bridge on US1

SWANSBORO, NC – Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier – 100 Bogue Inlet Dr., Emerald Isle, NC

TOPSAIL BEACH, NC – Topsail Beach at The Jolly Roger Fishing Pier is located near the center of town at 803 Ocean Blvd.

VERO BEACH, FL boardwalk just off of A1A

WEST NORRITON, PA – Oakland Burnside Field on Oakland Dr. Meeting in the playground next to parking lot.

WHEELWRIGHT, KY – 21228 KY Route 122 Bypro KY 41612 right next to the bridge.

Sea turtle release on Wednesday in Juno Beach

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Big crowds usually attend sea turtle release (Photo/Rich Graulich)

Krebster and Dr. Paul, two loggerhead sea turtles nursed back to health at Loggerhead Marinelife Centert are scheduled to be released back into the Atlantic Ocean in Juno Beach on Wednesday at about 10:30 a.m.

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

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Now healthy, two sea turtles swim home Wednesday from Juno Beach

 

Krebster and Dr. Paul, two loggerhead sea turtles nursed back to health at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, are scheduled to be released back into the Atlantic Ocean in Juno Beach on Wednesday at about 10:30 a.m.

The release on the beach at LMC, just north of Donald Ross Road on the east side of U.S. 1, is free and open to the public.

For information, go to marinelife.org.

Krebster was found April 13 near Hutchinson Island with anemia, hypoglycemia and overall poor health due to starvation.

The sea turtle weighed 61 pounds when brought to LMC. The sea turtle now weighs 72 pounds.

Dr. Paul was accidentally hooked by an angler at the Juno Beach Pier on April 17.

The turtle weighed 101 pounds when brought to LMC. Dr. Paul now weighs 105 pounds.

After months of fluids, medications and close monitoring by LMC staff, both have fully recovered.

Sea turtle releases usually draw big crowds. Viewers should get there early. (Photo/Rich Graulich)

 

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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Can you shoot the best photo of the Juno Beach Pier?

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Sunrise at the Juno Beach Pier (Photo/Rich Graulich)

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is calling photographers of all ages and experiences to submit their best photo of the Juno Beach Pier for the Center’s 3rd annual Juno Beach Pier Photo Contest.

Submissions are open open Monday, July 3 – Aug. 11.

The 990-foot-long pier may not be the longest or showiest, but locals love their pier. See story in the Palm Beach Post.

LMC will showcase and announce the grand prize winner and additional winners at Marinelife Day at The Gardens Mall on Aug. 19.

The grand prize winner’s photo will be featured as the official Juno Beach Pier Facebook profile picture and will win a $200-value LMC gift basket, including a personalized sea turtle adoption.

The annual Easter sunrise service at Juno Beach Pier draws hundreds. See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

Select photos will also appear on the official Juno Beach Pier Instagram.

Last year, contestants from across Palm Beach County participated, with over 65 photo submissions and over 30,000 views of the Facebook album.

Photos must reveal one’s “pier-spective” of the iconic Juno Beach Pier in some way.

All submissions will be uploaded to Facebook for an independent panel of judges to review and identify the winners.

The most “liked” photo will be named the Facebook fan favorite.

Contestants may submit one high-resolution photo (iPhone photos are accepted) via email to Hannah Deadman, LMC public relations & communications coordinator, at hdeadman@marinelife.org by Aug. 11 to be entered in the contest.

For more information, visit marinelife.org/pier, or call 561-627-8280.

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Juno Beach Pier is managed by Loggerhead Marinelife Center and is 990-feet long. (Photo/Rich Graulich)

 

 

 

North County boaters: What’s your take on the new Waterway Park?

These boaters and others at Waterway Park will soon have safety bumpers on the floating docks at the public boat ramps in Jupiter (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

North county boaters have mostly compliments — and a few complaints — about the new $7 million Waterway Park opened about three months ago in Jupiter.

Palm Beach County’s newest waterfront park — the first since Jim Barry Light Harbor Park was built in Riviera Beach in 2009 — opened in April on the west side of the Intracoastal Waterway at Indiantown Road.

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

These public boat ramps at Waterway Park are less steep than other public ramps, and are easier to use, say some boaters (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

 

Missing teens: Court civil suit may be next step

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On Friday, a Florida report said “the egregious lapse in judgment and failure to exercise due care” caused the 2015 disappearance of Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, tw0 14-year-olds who left the Jupiter Inlet and never returned.

Today, the lawyer for Perry Cohen’s mother told the Palm Beach Post the family may file a lawsuit fighting a court action she says limits her ability to sue the other teen’s family.

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

Nick Korniloff, (L), shakes hands with Blu Stephanos, (R), just before the start of an emergency hearing regarding the IPhone found on the missing teen’s boat before Judge Gregory Keyser Friday April 29, 2016 in Palm Beach. (Bill Ingram / The Palm Beach Post)