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  • What’s Happening at Mounts Botanical Garden

    Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will be hosting informative and tasty horticultural events in July, including two exciting new series: Orchid Trilogy, and Cooking in the Garden with Chef Nina Kauder of Bean Scene. To register for any of the events and workshops, call 561-233-1757 or register...

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  • Section of Drexel Road to be Closed for 7 Weeks

    Beginning Monday, June 26 through Friday, August 11, a one-block section of Drexel Road will be closed from Fair Green Road to Oro Verde Boulevard for removal and replacement of a bridge over the L-2 Canal. The project location lies midway between Okeechobee Boulevard and Belvedere Road. Local tra...

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  • BCC Briefs for June 20, 2017

    At the June 20, 2017, Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action: District Park – approved a conceptual master plan for North County District Park and authorized staff to negotiate a long-term contract with the city of Palm Beach Gardens for the funding, construction...

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  • New Dog Park to Open in John Prince Park July 29

    County officials will cut the ribbon to a new dog park and other park improvements in John Prince Park on Saturday, July 29, at 9:30 a.m. Lake Woof Dog Park will feature five enclosed landscaped dog areas with designated areas for large to small dogs, spanning more than four acres. The dog park als...

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  • What’s Happening at Okeeheelee Nature Center

    Okeeheelee Nature Center is operated by the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department and is located in Okeeheelee Park at 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard, west of West Palm Beach. All programs are by reservation only, unless otherwise stated. Please call (561) 233-1400 or visit the nature cente...

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  • Paralympic Athlete Khalid Jlidat Takes Gold at U.S. Paralympic Nationals

    Congratulations to Paralympian Khalid Jlidat, who won the gold medal in the javelin throw at the recent U.S. Paralympic Track and Field Nationals in Los Angeles. Khalid was very happy to become a seven-time national champion. He mentioned it takes a lot of practice, hard work and dedication, as wel...

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  • Mounts Hosts Dedication of “Windows on the Floating World”

    On June 13, Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden hosted the official dedication of Windows on the Floating World: Blume Tropical Wetland Garden. The new garden features a series of walkways and permanent and changing aquatic plant displays that allow visitors to feel and connect to the tropical w...

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