(Press Release) -- Loggerhead Marinelife Center will hold its largest sea turtle release in the center’s history, bidding farewell to five sea turtles from the facility off Juno Beach on Oct. 25 at 11 a.m., weather and surf permitting. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to secure parking and best viewing areas.
The turtles include Shertz, a juvenile loggerhead that was transferred from the New England Aquarium after the major sea turtle cold-stunning event in 2015; Bruce, a sub-adult Kemp's ridley found near Hutchinson Island earlier this year; Treble and Pearson, both sub-adult loggerheads that were accidentally hooked at the Juno Beach Pier in May; and Brie, a sub-adult loggerhead found near Hutchinson Island last spring.
After designating specific fluids, medications and other treatments for each turtle, and close monitoring by LMC hospital staff, all five turtles were medically cleared and deemed ready to return to their ocean home. To read more about each sea turtle patient’s journey, visit www.marinelife.org/patients.
LMC staff members say they’re looking forward to this historic event.
“The most rewarding day for the rehabilitation staff is always the day a patient is returned to the wild,” said Dr. Charles Manire, LMC’s staff veterinarian and director of research and rehabilitation. “Being able to return five sea turtles to the wild all in one day will be very rewarding.”
The sea turtles will be prepared for release from LMC beginning at 10:30 a.m. One of LMC’s education docents will convey a history of the sea turtles’ journeys and final arrangements to visitors, followed by a procession to the beach for their release into the ocean.
The Coquettes & Co. dance troupe kicked off their 2016-2017 dance season Oct. 14 with a performance at the VA Hospital. Major Evelyn Alba (center) who is an Emergency Room doctor at the VA Hospital, added her talents to the show by singing a fun song, "Chicken Fried." --Submitted by Donna Wenger. For more on The Coquettes, go here.
JOIN THE COQUETTES
Coquettes Dance Practice. 9:30 to 11:30 am. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Osborne Park, 715 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach. Join the 55-plus dance group which features tap, show dance routines and beautiful costumes. Some dance experience is required. Free. Call Chris Cook 561-624-4651.
Late afternoon showers helped produce this rainbow, seen
from Old Port Cove in North Palm Beach. (NPBL Photo)
(Press Release) -- Celebrate Halloween sea-turtle style at Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s annual TurtleWeen event on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
At the Halloween-themed event, “ghouls and goblins” can enjoy crafts, a photo booth, face-painting, fall foods, a pumpkin patch and more. Guests can also explore mysteries of the deep in LMC’s new Strange Seas Exhibit, peek inside the Haunted Hospital and experiment in the Mad Science Lab.
This year, LMC is putting a new spin on TurtleWeen by promoting environmentally-friendly activities, such as healthy snacks and a Candy Wrapper Recycling Program. LMC will place a TerraCycle bin on campus where guests can dispose of their children's candy wrappers from Oct. 1 through Nov. 20. Guests will receive a free reusable trick-or-treat bag for Halloween and recycle the used wrappers.
“We’re focusing on conservation this year because it’s our mission,” said Hannah Campbell, programs coordinator. “We want to educate guests on simple ways to reduce waste and encourage them to recycle candy wrappers, carry reusable bags on Halloween and eat healthier.”
At the end of November, LMC will collect all recycling bags for shipping to TerraCycle. Wrappers will be used to make school supplies and other repurposed materials. Palm Beach County school teachers interested in setting up a classroom bin can contact Demi Fox, outreach coordinator, at email@example.com. For more information, visit www.marinelife.org/conservation.
LMC will also hold two costume contests at noon and 2:30 p.m. and will award the best-dressed with fun prizes.
The outdoor bar and eating area at the Singer Island Hilton didn't escape the wrath of Hurricane Matthew. But thank goodness it wasn't any worse. New awnings have been ordered. (NPBL Photo)
This sign appeared at the Rooms to Go Outlet in Lake Park. It's only been opened a few months in the site that formerly housed K Mart. (NPBL Photo)
WHAT: General Practitioner Rosalia Leite-Evans, MD and Public Health nurse Chris Englestad, RN will lead a panel to discuss and answer questions about Women's Health
WHEN: Saturday, October 27, 2016 at 6:30 PM
WHERE: Lake Park Public Library
529 Park Avenue
Lake Park, FL 33403
Runners, take note:
"The North Palm Beach Recreation Dept will hold their annual 5K Ghost Run on Saturday, Oct. 15. The 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) certified course goes through the residential streets of North Palm Beach, beginning and ending at Anchorage Park, 603 Anchorage Drive. Anyone between the ages of 7 and 90 years is eligible for participation (running or walking) in this 7:30 am event.
"Following the Ghost Run will be a 1K Goblin Run. This is a race for kids who are not quite ready for a 5K. At 8:30 am we will start the Goblin Run on pathways through Anchorage Park. This is scheduled so runners in the 5K will be able to finish and watch their children participate in the 1K. And, let's not forget those future runners! For runners 3-6 years of age, there will be a Spooky Sprint at 8:45 am. This is approximately 50 yards from start to finish. There is no charge for this race."
5K Ghost Run - $25
1K Goblin Run - $10
Register online at www.runsignup.com. The first 200 pre-registered entrants are guaranteed a race T-shirt.
Race Day registration fees:
5K Ghost Run - $30
1K Goblin Run - $15
Call 561-841-3386 for more information.
(Press Release) -- "Monday Publix Super Markets established a program to offer its customers and associates a way to directly assist those areas affected by Hurricane Matthew. Customers may donate any amount by adding it to their grocery totals when checking out at Publix registers. Collected money will be channeled through the American Red Cross and designated specifically for disaster relief in support of their effort to help people affected by Hurricane Matthew. The program will continue for a few weeks, based on customer response.
“Our customers and associates have always shown great compassion and generosity toward others,” said Maria Brous, director of media and community relations. “As the grocer of choice in the communities we serve, we are trusted to react quickly and help those affected by tragic circumstances. This devastating disaster hits close to home as we have many associates and their families who have already been and still may be impacted. As we continue to watch Matthew’s path , we encourage our communities to prepare.”
"Publix is committed to helping its customers plan for and weather the storm. For additional information, visit www.publix.com/pages/publix-storm-basics.
"Additionally, Publix Super Markets Charities is donating $1 million to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Matthew relief efforts for affected areas. Hurricane Matthew has already caused significant damage to the islands and is anticipated to have a major impact along the southeast coast of the U.S. "
Exploring what to see and do in North Palm Beach and the South Florida area. Your hosts are Pam and Gerry Barker.
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