Here’s a great location to watch the eclipse near Jupiter

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(Photo/Melanie Bell)

The Juno Beach Pier is located just south of Marcinski Road in Jupiter.

It costs $1 to walk on the pier, $4 to fish on the pier.

When you will see the eclipse in Palm Beach County.

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DuBois Park is great spot in Jupiter to watch eclipse

Admission to park on the south side of the Jupiter Inlet is free.

Read the latest on the eclipse in The Palm Beach Post.

Video: The new walkway under US 1 at Jupiter’s Burt Reynolds Park

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This lighted walkway allows boaters and their passengers to walk underneath U.S. 1 to get to and from the east and west sides of Burt Reynolds Park in Jupiter. Before, they had to tote their coolers and equipment across busy U.S. 1, which was often dangerous. (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

Here’s good news for boaters in north County: Burt Reynolds Park West is open with a lighted underpass for pedestrians to walk under U.S. 1 to get to and from the east and west sides of the park.

Click on this link for a view of the new walkway under U.S. 1:

https://vimeo.com/229650439

No changes to the public boat ramps have been made for the park on the west side of U.S. 1 north of Indiantown Road.

Total cost for the the project, funded with county and state dollars, was about $1.1 million.

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The public boat ramps are usually busy at Burt Reynolds Park West in Jupiter (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

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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Loggerhead Triathlon to close A1A in North County on Saturday morning

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North county drivers: Stay away from A1A from Carlin Park south to Donald Ross Road on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 5.

About 600 athletes plan to compete in the annual Jupiter Medical Center Loggerhead Triathlon.

The event will begin at approximately 5:30 a.m. with race participants and volunteers gathering at Carlin Park.

The race, run annually since 1985, is scheduled to start at 7 a.m.

The race course consists of a 3/8 mile ocean swim, 13 mile bike and flat 3.1 mile run.

Awards will be given to the top 3 overall in each division.

The event is expected to conclude around 9:45 a.m.

The park and roads should be cleared of volunteers and participants by 11:00 a.m.

AIA from Carlin Park to Donald Ross Road will be closed

 

  • A1A closed from the main entrance to Carlin Park (Van Kessel Parkway) south to Donald Ross Road from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • A1A and the road to the Inlet Park from Van Kessel Parkway closed from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 

For more information about the Jupiter Medical Center Loggerhead Triathlon contact the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce by going to pbnchamber.com or calling  561-746-7111.

(Photo/Damon Higgins)

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Participate in National Night Out on Tuesday in Jupiter

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(Photos/Bill DiPaolo)

National Night Out at Roger Dean Stadium is planned Tuesday, Aug. 1 starting at 4:30 p.m.

The game between the Jupiter Hammerheads and Lakeland Tigers starts at 6:30 p.m.

Both events are free and open to the public. Donations are suggested.

National Night Out is a national community-building campaign that promotes police/community partnership and neighborhood camaraderie.

For information, go to RogerDeanStadium.com or call 561-775-1818.

Events at Roger Dean Stadium include:

  • safety demonstrations
  • kids’ activities
  • visits from emergency personnel and exhibits

Proceeds go to Jupiter Police Explorer Program

 

Love Street opponents get setback in Jupiter

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A petition brought by a local citizens group to prevent 4 vacant acres of Love Street from becoming an outdoor marketplace was tossed out July 13 by a three-judge panel.

COOLS, the Citizen Owners of Love Street, iled the petition in Palm Beach County Circuit Court to quash the town council’s 2016 vote to approve the plan by developer Charles Modica.

 

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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Flowers, friends and family mark 2 years since “the boys” left Jupiter

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About 200 people met under a fiery sunset Monday at the Jupiter Inlet to mark two years that “the boys” vanished into the Atlantic Ocean.

The memorial comes two years to the day Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos motored out of the often-unforgiving Jupiter Inlet in a 19-foot-boat on a Friday afternoon and into a powerful offshore storm.

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

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Perry Cohen’s mom: “We are not alone”

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Pamela and Perry Cohen

From Perry Cohen’s mother Pamela, posted today on the Perry Cohen Foundation facebook page on the night marking the second year of her son going missing from the Jupiter Inlet:

Tonight our family and close friends will sit on the beach where Perry grew up very close to the inlet where he and Austin departed on their last journey and watch others as we did last year honor both boys lives.

Still after two years there is not a night in which I fall a sleep and close my eyes and dream of having my beloved son Perry and his dear friend Austin home with us all. Tonight we thank the outpouring of support from the community, public servants, countless volunteers, private pilots, boaters and searchers local and from around the country and abroad who through their deeds remind us all that we are not alone .

For the Palm Beach community, I continue to hold a special debt of gratitude.  For the Tequesta Police and Fire Departments, Jupiter Police Department, Palm Beach Sheriff thank you for all your support and always being there. To the Florida Department of Law Enforcement we thank you for your pursuit of the truth and answers to the disappearance of our beloved son Perry and his dear friend Austin.

To all of you who are honoring Perry’s legacy  please know that words cannot express the depth of our families gratitude.  Your continued love, support and generosity gives us strength..  To our dear friends, neighbors, community, business colleagues, and family members who have stood by us from the beginning, we are forever grateful for your compassion, grace and love you have provided us.

~ Pamela Cohen, Perry’s mom forever

Read Pamela Cohen’s letter marking one year after her son’s disappearance.

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