Bon Jovi fans can help out Perry J. Cohen Foundation

The Perry J. Cohen Foundation is auctioning off an acoustic guitar autographed by rock n’ roller Jon Bon Jovi.

The foundation was established in Perry’s name to promote the arts, environmental and marine preservation, teenage entrepreneurship and boating safety.

The Perry J. Cohen Wetlands Laboratory will include native plants, educational information and a boardwalk to provide hands-on training for Jupiter Community High School Environmental Research & Field Studies Academy students. Other students will also have access to the area.

Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos left the Jupiter Inlet on July 24, 2015. They never returned.

 

 

 

Cloud cover doesn’t dampen spirits of Jupiter eclipse fans

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Cloud cover made Monday’s the eclipse tough to see at Juno Beach Pier, but dozens showed up (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

Sharing eclipse safety glasses, grilling chicken and generally just having a blast at the waterfront, several hundred lunar watchers gathered at DuBois Park on Monday afternoon for the rare celestial event.

Read full coverage in The Palm Beach Post.

“It’s so great to see so many people in the same place getting along. We need more of this right now in this country,” said Joey Huempfner, a Realtor from Jupiter.

Meanwhile, dozens of sky watchers started gathering about a half-hour before the 2:56 p.m. Monday maximum coverage by the moon of the sun. Scattered clouds blocked the view of the sun at the 1,000-foot Juno Beach Pier, but many stayed to watch.

“I like the fact we’re dealing with scientific certainty. With all the craziness in the world, science gives us something we can depend on,” said Dan Thayer, a former biologist with the South Florida Water Management District who lives in Jupiter.

Many watchers, such as Gabi Israelsen visting from Utah, made their own box cameras to view the eclipse.

“It’s not hard. It took me about 15 minutes,” said the University of Utah English major, showing how she cut away the cardboard top a Cocoa Pebbles cereal box and replaced it with tin foil. Poke a hole in the tin foil and it’s done.

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Joey Heumpfner looks at the eclipse Monday through his hand-made box camera. “The smaller the whole in the tin foil, the sharper the image,” the Jupiter resident said. (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

The parking lot at DuBois Park in Jupiter was full and had to be closed about 1:45 p.m., police said.

Watching as the sun reached its maximum 80 percent coverage, many marveled how it suddenly appeared dusk was approaching.

“It got cooler. The breeze came up. I was amazed watching through my glasses how much of the sun disappeared. The whole thing was so much more exciting than I thought,” said Teresa Ross from Tequesta.

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The parking lot was full at DuBois Park at about 1:45 p.m. (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

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.

Making a pin-hole projector for eclipse – Learn how in Lake Park

Want to learn how to safely watch the eclipse through safety glasses? Or how to build a pin-hole projector?

That’s the subject of a Saturday, Aug. 19  gathering at 1 p.m. at the Lake Park Library, 529 Park Avenue, said Lake Park Librarian Judie Cooper.

READ: 1918 solar eclipse — what was Palm Beach County like then?

On Monday starting at 1 p.m. an eclipse gathering is planned at the Lake Park library. Light refreshments will be served. Viewers can either watch the eclipse outside or from inside the library. A monitor will be streaming the NASA station showing the eclipse.

Cooper, who has friends in Columbia Missouri which is in the area of totality, plans to call her friends during the eclipse. Listeners will get a play-by-play description.

“I’m hoping they can tell us give us how dark it is, how the animals react and other reactions,” said Cooper.

Both Lake Park events are free and open to the public.

Lawsuit against Jupiter police chief settled

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Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow

A lawsuit filed against Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow, who owed about $1,600 in homeowner association fees, has been settled, according to Palm Beach County Court records.

Read the full story in The Palm Beach Post

Michele Jacobs is no longer director of marketing at The Gardens Mall

Michele Jacobs (File Photo)

Michele Jacobs is no longer listed as the corporate director of marketing at The Gardens Mall on the mall’s website.

Read a profile of Jacobs published in 2014 in The Palm Beach Post.

Jacobs in 2007 joined The Forbes Company, which owns the mall on PGA Boulevard.

Jacobs’ job was to oversee functions related to the company’s portfolio including facilities management, guest services, advertising and marketing, security and special events as well as corporate responsibilities supporting leasing and branding.

Mall management and Jacobs could not be reached for comment.

Before joining The Forbes Company in August 2007, Jacobs was vice president and general manager of Saks Fifth Avenue at The Gardens Mall.

Lindsay Leffler is now listed on the website as the special events and public relations director.

 

 

Cool art in a cool place in Lake Worth

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Looking for a cool place to relax?

Take in the display of Guatemalan art at the OneJupiter project at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth.

The exhibit ends Friday.

With about 55,000 former residents of Guatemala now living in Palm Beach County — about 7,000 in Jupiter and about 8,000 in the Lake Worth/Greenacres area — there is a growing cultural connection.

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

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Like those free dog waste bags at Jupiter Beach? Here’s how to help

The non-profit Friends of Jupiter Beach distributes about 400,000 dog waste bags for free annually (Photo provided)

The Friends of Jupiter Beach are seeking to raise $20,000 to replace 39 boxes that distribute free waste bags to dog owners on Dog Beach, on A1A from Carlin Park south to Marcinski Road.

A gofundme page has been established.

The plan is to remove all current boxes, repair and paint poles and then install new boxes where the waste bags are stored for free distribution to dog owners.

The non-profit organization organizes monthly beach cleanups south of Carlin Park.

For information go to friendsofjupiterbeach.org or call 561-748-8140.

Jennifer Weston and her German Shepherd at Dog Beach in Jupiter (File photo)

FPL: New Jupiter building will speed up response time after storms

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Artist rendition on new building (FPL)

As South Florida approaches the height of the 2017 hurricane season, Florida Power & Light’s new service center on Indiantown Road is almost done

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

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FPL building is under construction (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

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