Public invited to grand opening for DuBois Home on Wednesday

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The DuBois Pioneer Home is open for public tours (Photo by Bill DiPaolo)

After a $600,000 renovation, the DuBois Pioneer Home is scheduled for a grand opening Wednesday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m.

The DuBois Home is located in DuBois Park, 19075 DuBois Road, Jupiter.

The event is free and open to the public.

Built on an ancient Indian shell mound in 1898 by north county pioneers Harry and Susan DuBois, the two-story, historic home attracted a steady stream of visitors until tours were halted after damage from hurricanes led to its closing in 2008.

Know how to safely weather stormy waters or blue skies on a boat

The Palm Beach Power Squadron's monthly boating safety course is coming up this weekend in Lake Park.
The Palm Beach Power Squadron’s monthly boating safety course is coming up this weekend in Lake Park.

Chilly air and choppy seas make this a good time to stay inside and brush up on boating skills.

Palm Beach Power Squadron is offering its boating safety course Feb. 6 and 7 at 1125 Old Dixie Highway in Lake Park. The classroom is about 1/2 mile south of Northlake Boulevard. Here’s another reason to take advantage now: for a limited time, the state-approved course is free for those between 12 and 19 years old who are accompanied by a parent.

The course is typically $30 a person. Registration starts at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, with the class running from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A course review at 2 p.m. Sunday precedes a 60-question exam. Passing the test gets you a certificate and your required Boating Safety Education ID Card. The state mails out the card in about two weeks.

For more information, contact Bill Eldridge at 561-254-5609.

Spend time on boats? Know what to do when you get caught in a storm.

A boating class is planned for January 9 and 10.
A boating class is planned for January 9 and 10.

You’re enjoying a sunny, peaceful day on the water when an afternoon storm suddenly arises.

Would you know what to do? The Palm Beach Power Squadron offers a class to help you be safe rather than sorry. It will run Saturday and Sunday at the squadron’s headquarters, 1125 Old Dixie Highway in Lake Park (1/2 mile south of Northlake Boulevard).

People between 12 and 19 years old will be admitted to the course, which is normally $30 a person, for free for a limited time. Passing a test on Sunday will earn you your Boating Safety Education ID card.

Registration is 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, with class to follow from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There’s a course review and 60-question exam starting 2 p.m. Sunday.

The parents of Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen have been advocates for boating safety education and equipment since the 14-year-old boys who were lost at sea after leaving the Jupiter Inlet in July.

To sign up for the class, call Bill Eldridge at 561-254-5609.