Jupiter prepares for Irma

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Looking for bolts and screws for their shutters, residents packed the aisle at Home Depot on Indiantown Road Tuesday morning in preparation for Irma. (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

The aisle for screws and bolts was a busy place Tuesday morning at the Home Depot on Indiantown Road in Jupiter.

Follow Kim Miller’s latest on Hurricane Irma.

Locals seeking fasteners for their shutters and other items to prepare for Irma were searching for items in preparation for the storm, now packing winds of 180 MPH.

Jupiter residents should be aware that the railroad crossing on Indiantown Road for the Florida East Coast Road is planned to be closed starting Saturday at 7 a.m. for repairs.

The crossing is expected to reopen Tuesday at 6 a.m.

Click here for detour map.

The work on the FEC tracks could be postponed depending on the weather that results from Hurricane Irma, Florida Department of Transportation Spokesman Chuck McGuinness said Tuesday morning.

“The work is still scheduled at this point. If the weather turns dangerous, the work would be postponed,” said McGuinness.

 

Related: Everything you need to know to prepare for Irma is at The Palm Beach Post’s hurricane site. 

At the Walmart also on Indiantown Road in Jupiter, customers with shopping carts packed with cereal, canned goods, fruit, batteries, paper towels and other items waited in lines six and seven deep Tuesday morning.

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(Lines were six-carts deep Tuesday morning in Walmart on Indiantown Road in Jupiter. The store is open 24 hours. (Photo Bill DiPaolo)

The Walmart, located on the south side of Indiantown Road east of Chasewood Plaza, is open 24 hours.

At the Publix in Jupiter in Chasewood Plaza, things were calmer. The aisles were open and the lines at the cashier were short.

A clerk was laying out a table of flashlights for sale.

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Lines not as long at Publix in Chasewood Plaza in Jupiter Tuesday morning. Flashlights were for sale. (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

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Paddle with the current — BOTH WAYS — with Club Scrub

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Club Scrub’s Endless Summer River Paddle & Rocking Jupiter Sandbar Party is planned for Saturday, Sept. 16.

The Guided Paddle Adventure is  from Jonathan Dickinson State Park down the NW Fork of the Loxahatchee River to the Club Scrub  Jupiter Sandbar Party (about 5-miles).

Paddle down the Loxahatchee River to our Floating Refreshment Stops, relax then paddle the rest of the way to the Rocking Jupiter Sandbar Party.

They paddle both ways with current.

Launch is about 10 a.m. at JD Park’s River Area Swim Beach.

Organizers ask you arrive by 9:30 a.m.

Live music, food and music are planned.

Click here for to register or for more information.

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Lake Park: We want to join the U.S. 1 renaissance

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A parking garage could be built near Lake Park Marina (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

Public workshop planned Thursday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. at town hall.

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Gardens Mall event raises about $15,000 for Loggerhead Center

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(Left to right) Michael Brown, winner of this year’s Juno Beach Pier Photo Contest, Loggerhead mascot Fletch and Loggerhead President and CEO Jack Lighton at Aug. 19 event (Photos contributed)

More than $15,000 was raised Aug. 19 for the Loggerhead Marinelife Center at the The Gardens Mall event attended by about 4,000 people.

Events for children and families included hands-on science activities, including Junior Vet Labs and conservation demonstrations.

The Gardens Mall and its retailers hosted various Shop and Support events to raise money for LMC, located in Juno Beach.

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Adrian Farmer and stuffed sea turtle at The Garden Mall fundraiser

 

Love Street in Jupiter: Sept. 7 is the final vote

Wearing red shirts, opponents have attended town council meetings and said the plan will bring too much traffic and pollution to Jupiter’s Inlet Village.

Finally — after three years of revisions, lawsuits and public hearings — the Love Street plan to build an outdoor marketplace on the Jupiter Inlet is scheduled for a final vote before the town council Thursday, Sept. 7.

See full story in The Palm Beach Post.

Love Street developer Charles Modica says the outdoor marketplace will bring recreation, jobs and tax revenue to Jupiter.

 

Veterinary heart center opens in Jupiter

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Dogs are big in Jupiter.

That’s why the North American Veterinary Heart Center, a new state-of-the-art veterinary center off Center Street, opened recently on Center Street.

Read the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

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Saturday is National Dog Day: Pay less to adopt one in Jupiter

In honor of Saturday, Aug. 26 being National Dog Day, Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch in Jupiter will lower adult dog adoption fees normally at $150 to $75.

READ: Florida one of top dog states.

Puppy adoption fees normally $300 inclusive of all vaccinations will be offered at $200.

READ: Saturday’s Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic is postponed in Jupiter.

In addition, kitten and cat adoption fees normally $75 will be only $25 on Saturday, Aug. 26 only.

READ: National Dog Day: What’s up with that?

For more information, call 561-747-5311 or 561-529-4075,

or visit furryfriendsadoption.org.

New Dunkin’s replacing old Wendy’s in Tequesta

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Remodeling has started inside the former Wendy’s restaurant to make it a Dunkin’ Donuts in Tequesta (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

Remodeling has started to bring a new Dunkin’ Donuts to replace the former Wendy’s restaurant in Tequesta’s Countyline Plaza.

Muffins and coffee — plans call for a drive-through window — should start being served around the end of the year, says Trish Naya Norene, the executive director of  on the southwest corner of Countyline Road and U.S. 1.

 

The closest Dunkin’ Donuts on U.S. 1 to the north is at Bridge Road in Hobe Sound.

To the south, Dunkin’ coffee lovers have to go to Alternate A1A and Indiantown Road.

The plaza, which has about 1,400 parking spaces, also contains a Publix, Chase Bank, Time to Eat Diner and Rocky’s Hardware store.

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Wendy’s closed in Countyline Plaza in Tequesta in December. (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

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Steady rain in Jupiter, expect more this weekend

Expect more rain this afternoon in Jupiter and throughout Palm Beach County (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

Steady rains here over the Jupiter Inlet on Friday afternoon, more rain in Palm Beach County expected for the weekend.

Read Kim Miller’s latest weather update

Hurricane Harvey could send South Florida gas prices soaring

National Weather Service on Hurricane Harvey

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Wear your best hat to Wednesday’s tea party

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Palm Beach Post staff writer Leslie Streeter is the guest speaker Wednesday, Aug. 30 for the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Council for their Annual Tea.

Those attending are asked to wear their best best tea dress and hat.

Tea, light bites and desserts will be served.

For information, call 561-746-7111 or go to pbnchamber.com.

Streeter is an award-winning columnist and pop culture writer at The Palm Beach Post, where she has worked since October 2002. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, she is a proud product of that city’s public school system, and graduated from Baltimore City College High School in 1989.

In 1993, she graduated from the College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park, after which she began her professional journalism career. That has included stints at the Miami Times, a community weekly in Miami, Florida, the York Dispatch/Sunday News in York, Pa., and finally The Palm Beach Post.

Leslie is the proud mother of Brooks Robinson Streeter-Zervitz, the proud daughter of the very cool Tina Streeter, and was the wife of Scott Zervitz, the coolest of them all. She is a slow run/walker, a fan of the ‘Law and Order’ series (all of them) and a believer that when things seem bleakest, a light comes on in the corner.

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