Sea Turtle Nesting Season began March 1 and runs through October 31. During that time, thousands of female sea turtles will lay multiple nests on the beaches that they return to year after year. You may already know that Palm Beach County has more sea turtle nests per mile of beach than anywhere else in the United States. Mama turtles love us! Can you guess why they prefer our beaches?
On Sunday, our virtual arts & culture tour took us outside of The Palm Beaches. Instead, we joined over 1.6 million people on a virtual trip to Milan and a live YouTube concert with famed tenor, Andrea Boccelli. The event, broadcast live from Duomo di Milano, began at 1:00 p.m. on Easter Sunday. Entitled “Music for Hope”, it provided a peaceful and breathtaking thirty minute respite from the reminder of all that is our present situation.
For our next virtual cultural experience, we decided to visit the zoo - Sydney the New Guinea Singing Dog to be exact. We took a one-minute walk around the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society with her as she visited some friends in the Florida Wetlands section of the Zoo.
For our first virtual experience, we happened upon a live living room concert with Yvette Norwood-Tiger and piano accompanist Rick Moore. Ms. Norwood-Tiger, who lives locally, is an international jazz performer as well as the founder of the Palm Beach International Jazz Festival. You also may have seen her as a regular performer at the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County’s Summer Jazz Series.
Can you guess the identity of Bessie B.?
- Wife of Palm Beach Pioneer, E.M. Brelsford
- Boat of Palm Beach Pioneer, E.M. Brelsford
- Mother of Palm Beach Pioneer, E.M. Brelsford
- Mule of Palm Beach Pioneer, E.M. Brelsford
If you guessed #2 Boat, you properly navigated today’s test. E.M. Brelsford and his brother arrived in Palm Beach in 1880, when it was wilderness and swamp. He settled lakeside on the island and proceeded to establish many firsts for the burgeoning town.
First general store - check.
Our blog’s goal is to share all that is great, special and unique about our Palm Beach paradise and its surrounding areas, in support of our member real estate agents. In addition to the obvious, weather and beaches, a big part of what makes it so great is the lifestyle.
Trivia Tuesday is all about Palm Beach’s iconic shopping district, Worth Avenue. What was the street’s name before it became the shopping mecca, Worth Avenue?
- Alligator Road
- Jungle Trail
- Mizner Boulevard
- Ocean Way
If you knew that it was Jungle Trail, you know your Palm Beach history. By the way, Worth Avenue is the namesake of General William Jenkins Worth, whose name is also attached to our Lake Worth Lagoon and the local city of Lake Worth. Very name-Worth-y indeed!
Palm Beach does everything extravagantly - including its pets. The pets were on parade recently for the 27th Annual Pet Parade and Contest hosted on Worth Avenue. The event, faithfully managed by shop owner Sherry Frankel all these years, is courtesy of the Worth Avenue Association. The March 14 event saw many beloved family pets and their owners decked out in costumes as they pranced the catwalk in categories for small, medium and large pets. Spectators and their furry friends, many favoring St. Patty’s Day attire, turned out to cheer on the contestants.
Can we talk about the elephant in the room? Wait, we mean the rooms in the elephant! We’re talking about the Nantucket boutique hotel brand making its debut in Palm Beach this spring - White Elephant Palm Beach.