Christie's International Real Estate


27th Feb, 2017


Florida's Housing Market: More Sales, Rising Prices in Jan. 2017

Florida's housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices, increased pending sales and more new listings in January, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 16,779 last month, up 5.2 percent from January 2016.

"Florida's housing market continues to show positive momentum," said 2017 Florida Realtors President Maria Wells, broker-owner with Lifestyle Realty Group in Stuart. "While existing inventory remains tight, Realtors® across the state are reporting interest from both buyers and sellers – and with interest rates expected to rise over the next few months, now is certainly a good time to take action. On the buyer front, new pending sales for existing single family homes in January increased 3.8 percent year-over-year; pending sales for townhouse-condo units increased 6.5 percent. On the sellers' side, new listings for single-family homes rose 7.6 percent year-over-year, while new townhouse-condo listings ticked up 0.9 percent.

"When market conditions are tight, consumers can get ahead by working with a Realtor who's an expert in the local area," Wells said. "A Realtor will have the knowledge needed to help both buyers and sellers through the complex homebuying process."

Home sellers continued to get more of their original asking price at the closing table in January: Sellers of existing single-family homes received 95.6 percent (median percentage) of their original listing price, while those selling townhouse-condo properties received 94.6 percent (median percentage).

The statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes last month was $220,000, up 10.1 percent from the previous year, according to data from Florida Realtors research department in partnership with local Realtor boards/associations. The statewide median price for townhouse-condo properties in January was $161,000, up 6.6 percent over the year-ago figure. January marked the 62nd month in a row that statewide median prices for both sectors rose year-over-year. The median is the midpoint; half the homes sold for more, half for less.

According to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), the national median sales price for existing single-family homes in December 2016 was $233,500, up 3.8 percent from the previous year; the national median existing condo price was $221,600. In California, the statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes in December was $509,060; in Massachusetts, it was $355,000; in Maryland, it was $269,319; and in New York, it was $240,000.

Looking at Florida's townhouse-condo market, statewide closed sales totaled 7,209 last month, up 6.2 percent compared to January 2016. Closed sales data reflected fewer short sales and cash-only sales last month: Short sales for townhouse-condo properties declined 47.7 percent while short sales for single-family homes dropped 36.3 percent. Closed sales may occur from 30- to 90-plus days after sales contracts are written.

"Florida's markets for existing homes are off to a good start in 2017," said Florida Realtors® Chief Economist Dr. Brad O'Connor. "Throughout much of this housing cycle, growth in single-family home sales has outpaced that of condos and townhouses, but in January – for the first time since November 2015 – this was not the case, though one month's worth of data alone doesn't indicate a long-term trend.

Also, new listings of single-family homes were up in January compared to last year, including in the $150,000 to $250,000 range where inventory is sorely needed throughout the state. That said, inventory was still down overall in this range, as this segment of the market remains in high demand throughout the state."

Inventory dipped to a 4.2-months' supply in January for single-family homes and was at a 6.4-months' supply for townhouse-condo properties, according to Florida Realtors.

According to Freddie Mac, the interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.15 percent in January 2016, up significantly from the 3.87 percent average recorded during the same month a year earlier.


24th Feb, 2017



ATTENTION!!! JUPITER ISLAND AND SURROUNDING RESIDENTS…… With the new POTUS, the West Palm Beach Airport and surrounding areas have become quite crowded and tough to navigate. The beautiful city of Stuart would like to remind our Jupiter Island Residents that we have a wonderful alternative to the crowds!

Welcome to Stuart Jet Center located at Witham Field in Stuart Florida (SUA). The professional and courteous staff is trained in offering the highest quality of service and satisfaction to our customers.

Our 53-acre facility has 15+ acres of lighted and secured ramp space and approximately 250,000 square feet of hangar space available. Hangars are large enough to accommodate aircraft as large as a Gulfstream V.

We have been a major force in the community for the past ten years. Since opening for business, we have provided our space and services for several important community functions, including the Chrysanthemum Ball, which raised over $8.5 million for Martin Memorial Hospital, and the Visiting Nurse Association Air Show, an annual event which is a major entertainment and fundraising venue in Martin County.

Stuart Jet Center is also proud to sponsor non-profit organizations, including Angel Flight and the EAA Young Eagle's program. We provide support to both Angel Flight, which offers free transport for surgical patients around the country, and to the Young Eagles, which offers free flights to children of all ages.

PASSENGER SERVICES • Passenger Lounge • On-site car rental (Hertz) • Galley Area • Courtesy transportation • Snack & vending area • Conference Room • Conference Lounge • Valet parking • Concierge service • Gourmet catering PILOT AMENITIES • Separate pilot lounge • Lobby Area • Flight planning with WSI • Flight tracking • Crew cars • Wireless Internet • Hotel discounts • Shower & change rooms AIRCRAFT SERVICES • Line technicians • NATA Safety 1st • 15+ acres lighted secure ramp • Transient hangar space • 250,000 sq. ft hangar (G-V) • Private offices available • Aircraft detailing • Gourmet catering • GPU A/C & D/C • LAV & water services • Survival gear rental

Witham Field (SUA) – Stuart, FL Background Witham Field is a public-use airport located 1 mile (1.6 km) southeast of the central business district of the city of Stuart in Martin County, Florida, United States. Located in Martin County, FL, Witham Field serves the general aviation needs of the local community. With its three runways, the airport can accommodate most general aviation aircraft, including smaller business jets. The airport’s terminals are ideal for serving local users as well as those visiting the area. All of the airport’s tenants and flight activities are important to the airport’s revenue streams and to the airport’s economic impacts. . The airport is publicly owned.[1] History With the onset of World War II, patriotic private landowners offered their property to Martin County to build an airport. Martin County's airport was originally known as MacArthur Field, however, it was later named Witham Field in honor of Paul "Homer" Witham, who was the first Naval Aviator from the City of Stuart to die in World War II. In October 1942, Martin County leased the 900-acre (3.6 km2) airport to the U.S. Government for use as a military training field. The U.S. Navy assumed operation of the airport in exchange for an $800,000 payment to the County. The Navy then committed $10 million to construct and operate a modern naval air station. During the war years, Naval Auxiliary Air Station Witham Field operated as an auxiliary field to Naval Air Station Vero Beach, providing an additional training and proficiency facility for Naval Aviators from the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps operating carrier-based and land-based fighter and light bomber aircraft.[2] On July 1, 1947, NAAS Witham Field was decommissioned and the property returned to Martin County. During the 1950s and 1960s, Grumman Aircraft Corporation, now known as Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems Corporation, leased much of the airport property, naming it "Plant 77" and conducting flight-testing and manufacturing of parts and subassemblies for various aircraft such as the U.S. Army's OV-1 Mohawk and various U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard aircraft. In 1994, Northrop Grumman downsized their Witham Field operation and much of the property was again returned to Martin County, including responsibility for the airport's air traffic control tower. The county, in turn, hired an Airport Director to manage the property. Martin County now operates the 726-acre (2.94 km2) airport.

About the Area Stuart is located on Florida's East Coast, which borders the St. Lucie River and west of the Indian River. The climate is pleasant with mild winters and warm summers. Stuart is famous for sail fishing and all other types of sport fishing; in fact, Stuart is nicknamed "The Sailfish Capital of the World."

You can enjoy ocean, river, bay and fresh water fishing. The North and South forks of the St. Lucie River are tropical wonderlands for cruises. Stuart has quaint older neighborhoods in the downtown area. There is a mixture of town homes and condominiums. Stuart's successful revitalization program has given the downtown area a pleasant ambiance, lined with shops and restaurants. At the present time Stuart is a growing community, annexing new properties north and south of the city.

The city maintains several large parks and also small street end parks. There are two Recreation centers for club meetings, youth activities, Senior Citizens programs and entertainment programs. The main Recreation Department and Park are located on the St. Lucie River, as is City Hall.



20th Feb, 2017



WHAT: 2017 Honda Classic … All you need to know! WHERE: February 20-26th at PGA National Resort & Spa Adam Scott will defend his title against a field that includes 12 of the top 25 players, according to Official World Golf Rankings. The Honda awarded a record $3.212 million in charitable contributions in 2016, the 10th straight year the event has increased its charitable distribution to South Florida Children's Charities. The tournament also attracted 202,128 confirmed spectators between Monday's Pro-Am and Sunday's final round that saw Adam Scott fight off Sergio Garcia to take the Honda Classic title. THE FIELD Steven Alker, Blayne Barber, Ricky Barnes, Daniel Berger, Zac Blair, Ryan Blaum, Jonas Blixt, Jason Bohn, Steven Bowditch, Keegan Bradley, Ryan Brehm, Scott Brown, Wesley Bryan, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Chad Campbell, Miguel Angel Carballo, Paul Casey, Bud Cauley, Alex Cejka, Greg Chalmers, Stewart Cink, Chad Collins, Ben Crane, Jon Curran, Bryson DeChambeau, Graham DeLaet, Luke Donald, Jason Dufner, Ken Duke, Ernie Els, Harris English, Matt Every.Derek Fathauer, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Martin Flores, Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Robert Garrigus, Brian Gay, Lucas Glover, Fabian Gomez, Retief Goosen, Branden Grace, Cody Gribble, Emiliano Grillo, Brandon Hagy, Brian Harman, Padraig Harrington, Tyrrell Hatton, David Hearn, Russell Henley, J.J. Henry, Jim Herman, Morgan Hoffmann, J.B. Holmes, Billy Horschel, Charles Howell III, Mark Hubbard, Mackenzie Hughes, John Huh, Billy Hurley III, Ryo Ishikaw Freddie Jacobson, Zach Johnson, Sung Kang, Smylie Kaufman, Martin Kaymer, Michael Kim, Si Woo Kim, Whee Kim, Kevin Kisner, Patton Kizzire, Soren Kjeldsen, Russell Knox, Brooks Koepka, Kelly Kraft, Anirban Lahiri, Danny Lee, Marc Leishman, Spencer Levin, Nicholas Lindheim, David Lingmerth, Luke List, Andrew Loupe, Jamie Lovemark, Peter Malnati, Steve Marino, Graeme McDowell, William McGirt, Francesco Molinari, Alan Morin, Trey Mullinax, Grayson Murray, Seung-Yul Noh. Sean O’Hair, Louis Oosthuizen, Jeff Overton, Ryan Palmer, C.T. Pan, Cameron Percy, John Peterson, Carl Pettersson, Thomas Pieters, J.T. Poston, Ian Poulter, Seamus Power, Kyle Reifers, Patrick Rodgers, Rory Sabbatini, Xander Schauffele, Ollie Schniederjans, Adam Scott, John Senden, Vijay Singh, J.J. Spaun, Kyle Stanley, Brendan Steele, Shawn Stefani, Brett Stegmaier, Robert Streb, Brian Stuard, Daniel Summerhays, Hudson Swafford. Vaughn Taylor, Justin Thomas, Michael Thompson, Cameron Tringale, Tyrone Van Aswegen, Harold Varner III, Jhonattan Vegas, Camilo Villegas, Johnson Wagner, Jimmy Walker, Nick Watney, Boo Weekley, Willy Wilcox, Tim Wilkinson, Danny Willett, Mark Wilson,Gary Woodland TICKETS Daily Grounds Passes Tuesday, (Practice Round): $20 advance / $30 at gate Wednesday, (Pro-Am): $30 advance / $40 at gate Thursday-Sunday: (Rounds 1-4) $50 advance / $65 at gate Free admission for kids Admission into The Honda Classic is FREE for kids 15 and under with a ticketed adult. Each kid receives a keepsake credential and lanyard (while supplies last), and access to kids only "Kids Zones" located right on top of the action at the 17th and 18th greens. Classic Value Pack Weekly Ticket Booklet The Classic Value Pack ticket booklet includes one Grounds Pass for each day of the tournament, Tuesday through Sunday and additional coupons to save even more at PGA National, Tire Kingdom, and local golf courses. Classic Value Weekly -- $150 Legends Club Overlooking the 18th green, the NEW Legends Club includes premium food and top-shelf bar service. The Legends Club is a first-class venue to host friends and business colleagues. Tickets are $750 per person, per day. To purchase credentials, fans should call 561-799-2747. Champions Club Overlooking the 18th fairway, the Champions Club includes upscale food and premium bar service and is the ideal venue to host friends, family and business colleagues. Creatively designed for comfort and style, the outdoor observation decks, indoor and outdoor seating and variety of media resources allow guests to capture all the sights and sounds as the championship hangs in the balance. Daily Champions Club (Thursday-Sunday) -- $400 Weekend Champions Club Package (2 Saturday or 2 Sunday tickets or 1 of each)-- $700 The Bear Trap The Bear Trap, which encompasses the 15th through 17th holes, is one of the most exciting venues in golf and one of the toughest three-hole stretches on the PGA TOUR. But even more striking is the portfolio of viewing and hospitality options for spectators to watch all of the action. From the 360-degree viewing platform at the 15th hole to the Cobra Puma Golf Village, Celebrity Cruises Wine Garden, Waterford Club presented by First Republic Bank, Tito's Stillhouse Lounge and the Gosling's Dark 'N Stormy® Bear Trap at the signature 17th hole, the Bear Trap has grown into the most popular spot at The Honda Classic. Gosling's Dark 'n Stormy® Bear Trap A Gosling's Dark 'n Stormy® Bear Trap pass provides access onto the tournament grounds and into one of the most exciting venues in all of golf. This impressive marquis offers viewing of not only the 16th hole, but all the action on the signature par 3 17th hole. Daily Bear Trap, $125. Additional Party Packages available online Cobra Puma Golf Village A Cobra Puma Golf Village pass offers additional access into the Gosling's Dark 'n Stormy Bear Trap for expanded viewing of not only the signature 17th hole, but all the action over on the par 4 16th hole. Daily Cobra Puma Golf Village -- $125 Waterford Club In honor of The Honda Classic's distinctive championship trophy, the Waterford Club presented by First Republic Bank is a new upscale venue situated along the water on the picturesque, signature par 3 17th hole, offering a great mix of premium golf views and a shared hospitality experience. The all-inclusive credential provides upgraded seating in this semi-private, open-air setting, with unlimited food and premium bar service. The Waterford Club is open Thursday through Sunday of tournament week. Daily Waterford Club -- $275. Weekend Waterford Club Package (2 Saturday or 2 Sunday tickets or 1 of each) -- $475 Celebrity Cruises Wine Garden The Celebrity Cruises Wine Garden, located on the signature par-3 17th hole with unobstructed sightlines from tee to green, is the best way for spectators to enjoy the covered seating, high-end interior decor, plus a variety of champagnes and wines from around the world. Among the wines and champagnes being served in 2017 are Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet, Beringer Waymaker Red Blend, Beringer Napa Chardonnay, Beringer Founders Estate Cabernet, Beringer Napa Sauvignon Blanc, Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay, Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial, Moët & Chandon Imperial Rose, and Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial . Daily Wine Tour Pack -- $69 Grounds tickets, Bear Trap tickets and other hospitality tickets and packages are on sale at or by calling 1-844-846-6328. PARKING Individual daily and weekly access is available to the General Parking Lot or the BallenIsles Parking Lot. Parking passes can be purchased online or by phone by calling 1-844-8HONDA8 (1-844-846-6328). General Parking Located at Dyer Park on Haverhill Road North at Bee Line Highway. From I-95 take the Blue Heron Blvd. Exit West, go west on Blue Heron Blvd. to Bee Line Hwy. Take Bee Line Highway north to Haverhill Rd N and turn left (south). From the Florida Turnpike there is a SunPass only exit at Bee Line Hwy. Those without Sun Pass should take the PGA Blvd. Exit east to Military Trail. Turn right on Military Trail and follow south to Blue Heron Blvd. Turn right (West) onto Blue Heron Blvd. and follow to Bee Line Hwy. Take Bee Line Highway north to Haverhill Rd N and turn left (south). Shuttles will transport all spectators to the main tournament entrance. Daily -- $10. Weekly (Tuesday-Sunday) -- $35. Ballenisles Parking Located adjacent to the entrance of BallenIsles Country Club (eastbound side of PGA Blvd). From I-95 take the PGA Blvd. Westbound exit. Go west on PGA Blvd. to BallenIsles Blvd. and turn left (south). From the Florida Turnpike exit at PGA Blvd. Turn eastbound onto PGA Blvd. to BallenIsles Blvd. Shuttles will transport all spectators to the main tournament entrance. Daily -- $20 advance / $25 at the gate. Weekly -- $80 Will Call The Honda Classic offers two Will Call locations, all wirelessly connected, so that patrons can choose to visit the location that is closest to their parking destination. Please note - there will not be a will call location at the general parking lot; please pick up credentials at the front admissions gate. The two locations are as follows: Will Call A Located next to Admissions at the Tournament’s front entrance. Will Call B Located at PGA National Park - 340 Hiatt Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. From I-95, take Northlake Blvd. west past the Florida Turnpike overpass and turn right on Hiatt Drive. The park will be on the left. If using a GPS device, enter the following address: 340 Hiatt Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418 UNITED TECHNOLOGIES PATRIOTS OUTPOST Complimentary Admission for Military In honor of the men and women who have and are currently serving our nation, The Honda Classic in partnership with United Technologies offers complimentary tickets for Active Duty, Reservists, Retirees, their registered Dependents and Non-Retired Veterans Thursday through Sunday of tournament week. As an added benefit, each honoree has the ability to purchase up to two (2) discounted guest tickets per day (at $20 per person, valued at $250). Tickets also provide access to the United Technologies Patriots Outpost hospitality pavilion overlooking the signature par-3, 17th hole where complimentary lunch and snacks will be provided each day. Registration for the Patriot's Outpost is recommended in advance at Verification is required. SPECIAL EVENTS TIRE KINGDOM FAMILY DAY: Saturday at The Honda Classic is filled with activities for kids and families including the Kids Club offering interactive games, contests, and activities. Kids under 15 always receive free admission to The Honda with a ticketed adult, but on Family Day the first 1,500 also receive a giant golf ball for autograph collecting. KIDS CLUB: One of the great features for kids on Family Day will be from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Honda Pavilion where there will be high-energy, interactive fun and games, contests and lots of prizes. Kids must be accompanied by a parent while participating in the Kids Club. AFTER PLAY CONCERT SERIES: The Michelob ULTRA Terrace overlooks the 9th Green and is a great place to relax. During the day, spectators can watch the golf and enjoy food and drinks on an open air terrace. Then when the last putt drops, the Terrace becomes a party spot with music acts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights headlined by a Thursday night Free Community Concert by Kenny G. Thursday – Kenny G Community Concert. Opening Act: South Florida country singer Taylor Norris Friday – Fusion - Dance band featuring musicians who perform with some of the most famous artists in the industry including Pitbull, Pharrell Williams and Usher. Saturday – Gosling’s Gold Seal After Party featuring Entourage, homegrown talent from the Magic City which take the party to the next level with smash hits from the old school to the new. TIRE KINGDOM FIREWORKS On Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., the skies above the Honda explode with the sparkling colors of fireworks, the perfect way to end the day. TELEVISION Thursday and Friday: 2-6 p.m.: The Honda Classic (live on Golf Channel), 7 p.m.- 11p.m: The Honda Classic (replay on Golf Channel) Saturday and Sunday: 1-3 p.m.: The Honda Classic (live lead-in coverage on Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m.: The Honda Classic (live coverage on NBC), 7 p.m.- 11p.m: The Honda Classic (replay on Golf Channel) BEST SPECTATOR SPOTS The Honda Classic is exploding with attractive private hospitality offerings. But the general admission spectator also has a multitude of great viewing options to choose from. Here is a list of some of the best viewing spots: HOLE 1TEE The first tee is a great place to see the entire field begin its round at The Honda Classic all four days with half the field also making the turn there in the first two rounds. There is public bleacher seating for several hundred spectators sponsored by Sun Pass and a long and straight fairway with spot mounding that provides multiple vantage points. HOLE 3 GREEN Fans can watch the pros go for it in two at this reachable par 5. Spectators will see lots of birdies and eagles. There also is a concessions hub nearby. HOLE 4 GREEN Just short of the green, there is a hill where spectators can stand and watch all the action on the fourth, plus the sixth hole. HOLE 8 GREEN Spectators can watch the approach shots over the water at this par 4. Plus there are upgraded restrooms and extensive concessions and a beer tent behind the green HOLE 9 GREEN There is bleacher seating for several hundred fans plus the top deck of the Michelob Ultra Terrace provides a great vantage point where spectators can also watch the action at the 10th tee as well. HOLE 10 TEE The Moet and Chandon Champagne Lounge is a great place to hang out at The Honda. This upscale hospitality venue located behind the 10th Tee features premium Moët & Chandon champagne paired with fine cuisine from Brio Tuscan Grille. Open to all ticket holders, the lounge also features an outdoor observation deck with a direct view of the players’ tee shots. HOLE 10 GREEN The CitiCard Member Club allows CitiCard members to watch the action from an elevated hospitality location behind the 10th green that includes an outdoor patio and indoor cash bar. HOLE 12 GREEN Between the 12th green and 13th Tee, an elevated Terrace provides a great vantage point to watch all the action on those two holes, plus the 14th hole, the 15th hole and the 16th tee. From a pure golf standpoint, it might be the best vantage point on the course. HOLE 15 A 360-degree, 3,300-square-foot viewing platform overlooks the 15th hole which also offers views of the 14th green, 12th green, 13th tee and 16th tee. This location provides a premium hospitality experience for the general admission ticket holder. HOLE 16 The Ultra Deck sponsored by Michelob Ultra will be a social lounge with an assortment of beers on tap and food overlooking the 16th fairway. HOLE 16 GREEN Public seating on 16 presented by Brio is left of the green. HOLE 17 The Honda Classic's signature hole provides many great vantage points. Five rows of seating in front of Cobra Puma Village to the left of the tee enclose the tee box and provide a stadium feel. The Celebrity Cruises Wine Garden, Tito's Stillhouse Lounge and the FPL Patio all provide public seating between the tee and the green of this challenging par 3. HOLE 18 There is extensive and expanded bleacher seating for the general public in front of the elevated private hospitality areas approaching the green on this finishing hole that always plays a major role in crowning the Honda Classic champion. SEE GOLFERS UP CLOSE, AUTOGRAPHS When the best players in the world are on the golf course, spectators should stay behind the ropes and make sure to stay out of the way as they walk between holes. Players will not sign autographs while on the golf course. But check out these sneaky locations to get as up close and as personal as possible to some of the best players in the world. * True golf fans know that the Practice Area at PGA National is a must-stop at The Honda Classic. You can grab a spot up against the ropes and be real close to the world’s best as they hone their craft…sometimes for hours on end. Sometimes players will stop and sign a few autographs. * A Kids-only Autograph Zone is set up near the Pro Shop area and players visit regularly. * PGA National Main Putting Green. There are two of them at The Honda Classic. But when players want extended practice time, they usually make their way to the main putting green behind the hotel. * Short Game Practice Area - This area to the right of the first tee offers patrons a front-row view of the players. WHAT NOT TO BRING Sunscreen, Sunglasses. A fashionable hat. All those things needed to make a statement and have a blast at The Honda are cool. But what shouldn’t spectators bring to the golf course? * A camera. While taking photos is permitted – encouraged! – Monday through Wednesday, any budding shutterbugs will need to leave the equipment at home once the competition gets underway on Thursday. * Banners and radios are also prohibited. * There are plenty of places to sit and tons of shady spots, but if spectators want to bring their own chair or umbrella, they should leave the cases or covers at home. Those are prohibited items. SPECTATOR TIPS AND RULES * Spectators should display their credentials at all times. * Stay behind the gallery ropes and cooperate with marshals at all times. Fairways can only be crossed at designated spots. * Do not walk through bunkers or across greens. * Hands in the air mean stop and be quiet while a player hits a shot. * Remain still and quiet when a nearby player is preparing to hit a shot. * Keep loose clothing from flopping and making noise in the wind. * Help other spectators to see by kneeling or sitting if you are in the front of a large gallery. * Please do not litter. * Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. MOBILE DEVICE POLICY * Phones must be on silent. * Texting/emailing is allowed anywhere. * Spectators must use "Phone Zones" designated throughout the golf course when making or receiving phone calls (check the course map for Phone Zone Locations). *Mobile devices may not be used for video recording at any time during the week. * Mobile devices may only be used to take golf action photos Monday through Wednesday. On Thursday-Sunday, fans can take non-action photos. But security will confiscate phones if spectators are taking pictures of live golf action. * Devices tablet size and below are allowed on site. * Repeated violators face device confiscation or removal from event.


Jupiter Island Residents support ForEverglades Benefit

16th Feb, 2017

Jupiter Island Residents support ForEverglades Benefit


The Twelfth Annual ForEverglades Benefit is all about coloring outside the lines

The twelfth annual ForEverglades Benefit will be taking place at The Breakers Palm Beach on Saturday, February 18th with host Norah O’Donnell, co-host of CBS This Morning. Wildlife and conservation photographer Mac Stone will present some of his best works, followed by colorful comedy by Tom Papa. Musical guest for the evening is the one-and-only Roger Daltrey from The Who.

The ForEverglades Benefit raises over $2 million annually to support scientifically sound and achievable solutions to restore and protect the fragile Everglades ecosystem that provides fresh water for nearly 8 million Floridians and millions of visitors. Additionally, Florida’s agricultural, boating, tourism, real estate and recreational and commercial fishing industries all rely on a healthy Everglades ecosystem that supports tens of thousands of jobs and contributes billions to the economy.

This summer we watched in horror the images of dirty water, toxic green algae, dead fish, and closed waterways and beaches. Billions of gallons of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee blasted east and west causing significant economic and environmental damage as well as threatening human health.

But we are hopeful. As bills SB 10 and HB 761 make their way through Florida legislature, we look forward to working with Senate President Negron, Senator Bradley and members of the Senate, as well as the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, Representative Altman and members of the House, to bring about a solution to our state’s water crisis.

You can be part of the movement. America's Everglades needs you now. Take action and text WATER to 52886 to contact your legislators and Florida’s Governor.

The Everglades Foundation is boldly leading the charge for the most important Everglades restoration project to date through leadership, science and advocacy. We partner with the best local, national and international organizations to form coalitions, set priorities, share information and devise strategies to strengthen the voices for restoration. Our board of directors covers all administration and fundraising costs so that 100% of your contribution is used for restoration.

Event Chairs: Mary Barley, Claudia and Carlos de la Cruz, Jr., Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller, Eva and Glenn Dubin, Jamee and Marshall Field V, Beryl Lacoste Hamilton and Rex Hamilton, Fenia and Carl Hiaasen, Eaddo and Peter Kiernan, Elaine and Ken Langone, Kathy and Paul Leone, Michele Henry and Garrison duP. Lickle, Mary Morse, Thalia and Tommy Mottola, Barbara and Jack Nicklaus, Alita and Nathaniel Reed, Diana Barrett and Robert Vila, and Toni and Andrew Wilshire.

For more information on the benefit event, please call (212) 245-6570.


Jupiter Island, From Those in the Know!

14th Feb, 2017

Jupiter Island, From Those in the Know!


Jupiter Island is one of the most beautiful places to live in all of Florida. Located in Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Jupiter Island is known for its gorgeous beaches, wide intracoastal, large private estate homes, condos, and its wealth. Most of the homes on Jupiter Island are built on large one and two acre parcels and are extremely private with lush landscaping.

Being one of the most affluent zip codes in the country, Jupiter Island shows off its beauty just by driving down its 17 mile long street. Jupiter Island is also known for its famous homeowners though typically the residents are more discreet in nature.

On the southernmost tip of Jupiter Island there are beautiful condo's along with a single family home community called Jupiter Inlet Beach Colony. This community is bordered by Atlantic Ocean, Jupiter Inlet and the Intracoastal Waterway giving homeowners easy access to the beach and the surrounding area of Tequesta, a quaint town that is part of Jupiter.

Palm Beach and Martin Counties Invites you to enjoy the Manatees!

9th Feb, 2017

Palm Beach and Martin Counties Invites you to enjoy the Manatees!


Located at: Manatee Lagoon @ 6000 N. Flagler Drive West Palm Beach, FL

Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center, is a new, FREE Palm Beach County educational attraction with a dedicated area for viewing manatees up close. The 16,000-square-foot center features engaging, hands-on exhibits for visitors to learn all about these endangered and unique creatures as well as the natural wonders of the surrounding Lake Worth Lagoon. On cold winter days, the facility’s observation deck is the ideal spot to view manatee herds basking in the warm-water outflows from Florida Power & Light Company’s adjacent Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center.

Additional amenities include: • Free admission and parking • Multi-functional Education Center • Two levels of exhibit and observation areas • Picnic area and pavilion • Gift store and cafe (café opening Dec. 20, 2016) • Manatee webcam • Americans with Disability Act (ADA) accessibility It’s a fun-filled flippers-and-whiskers learning experience for the entire family!

Manatee season is Nov. 15 through March 31. Manatees can be unpredictable, so whether they are in the surrounding waters or not, you should never miss an opportunity to visit Manatee Lagoon to learn about these wondrous creatures regardless! If the water temperatures drop (especially when we’ve had several days of cold weather) manatees will probably be found in the warm waters near Manatee Lagoon. When planning your visit, consider looking at our online Manatee Cam where you can actually see manatees in the water. Manatee Masters guide visitors on a walking tour of Manatee Lagoon’s exhibits, providing insight about “all things manatee” and the Lake Worth Lagoon ecosystem. The tour can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Manatee Masters can adjust the length of time for private tours to accommodate large group schedules, but cannot provide that option on public tours. Days: Tuesday through Saturdays (No tours on Sundays) Private tours @ 10:30 a.m. • Private tours are offered for groups featuring 10 or more people (i.e., schools, camps, senior centers) • Advance registration is required to ensure the availability of Manatee Masters guides.
Public tours @ 2 p.m. • Public tours are offered for individuals or groups featuring less than 10 people (i.e., families, social clubs) • We respectfully request advance registration, particularly during manatee season. Are you looking for something different and interesting to do on your Sunday afternoons … something that is free and fun? Spend the best part of your Sunday afternoons at Manatee Lagoon and hear from a variety of interesting environmental personalities who happen to specialize in telling stories about really cool things – like the octopus population under the Blue Heron Bridge in Riviera Beach or know why manatees really do matter? Talks are scheduled from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. with time for a question-and-answer session afterward. We will exhibit field work conducted by our Manatee Masters, never-before-seen video and photography celebrating the ecosystem and the diverse and special aquatic life inhabiting the Lake Worth Lagoon and lots more. Ample seating is provided. Advance registration is encouraged, but welcome walk-ins as well. FENTON LANG BRUNER AND ASSOCIATES IS THE LEADING REAL ESTATE COMPANY ON JUPITER ISLAND. PLEASE CALL US FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS 772.546.2381.

Hobe Sound Station, retail center in Hobe Sound, Florida

8th Feb, 2017

Hobe Sound Station, retail center in Hobe Sound, Florida


HOBE SOUND — Hobe Sound and northern Palm Beach county residents who have been seeking a new shopping, dining and business destination will soon have their quest realized. Land has been delicately cleared and work is underway on the prestigious Hobe Sound Station. Designed by world class architect Scott Hughes of HUUM Architects of Hobe Sound and constructed by seasoned developer John J. Doyle, Hobe Sound Station will be developed in two phases. The current phase will include premier regional and national retail tenants. An additional phase will add a residential touch to the mix. “The appeal of Hobe Sound Station with its flowing fountains, pristine lush landscaping, and architectural flair like Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue, will be truly unique for southern Martin County,” said Doyle, who most recently built in the Medalist, Old Cyprus Village and multiple major retail and commercial developments from Dallas to Washington, D.C. “The Hobe Sound community is world class based on its demographics, charm and history dating back to the 1600s. Hobe Sound Station blends the allure of old Florida and new Mizner style aesthetics into a remarkable destination that has been long awaited in the community.” Hobe Sound Station is located on more than two acres just south of the northeast corner of Pettway Street and Federal Highway in Hobe Sound. Construction of Hobe Sound Station is anticipated to be completed before year’s end. We look forward to providing the Hobe Sound community yet another reason to be considered truly unique in timeless appeal, hospitality, and sustainable building while at the same time helping the economic engine of the region by providing jobs and new retail opportunities,” Doyle said. For more information about Hobe Sound Station and its retail opportunities, you may contact Jamie Mix at 561-254-1896 or visit Property Features • Hobe Sound Station is entirely parallel to Federal Highway providing maximum visibility • Site includes the lighted intersection at Federal Highway and Pettway Street with another entry directly off of Federal Highway to provide optimum direct ingress and egress • Direct access to the high income demographic, including all of the communities on the west side of the intracoastal, as well as Jupiter Island • Site has in excess of 22,000 vehicles a day passing by in both directions • World class landscape, lighting, and monument signage adds to the site appeal

Architecture • World class design by the firm of HUUM Architects provides a very attractive, “second to none” appeal in Southern Martin County • A variety of materials and details will front the shops and restaurants to provide added interest • No "fixed" interior dimensions, providing the ultimate flexibility when space planning for a successful layout • A very welcoming food court with kite awnings and a relaxing fountain adds to the overall charm

Tenant Opportunities • Individual Federal Highway fronted monument signs available • Space available ranging from 1,300 sf to 5,200 sf: Ultimate space planning flexibility • End caps available, with drive-thru opportunities and end cap signage • Back lit consistent signage on building fronts above store entry • Aggressive fit up allowances with quick space planning response • Join other regional and national tenants in Martin County’s finest retail center



3rd Feb, 2017



The Arts Council of Martin County has been a leader in the arts, since 1980! The arts and cultural programs we support inspire creativity, learning and strengthen the fabric of our community. ArtsFest is both our biggest celebration of the arts and our largest fundraiser put on each year to provide opportunity for people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to discover and embrace the arts. Over 120 artists will be exhibiting throughout Memorial Park and along East Ocean Boulevard! Returning for its fourth year, is The Local Artist Tent sponsored by Stuart Art Supply featuring the top emerging talent native to our community. Stuart Painter, Chris Kling, has been selected as the featured artist for ArtsFest 2017. Ms. Kling has participated in and received many awards throughout her artistic career; with many of her paintings in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. Ms. Kling has created three unique pieces for ArtsFest to be featured on posters t-shirts and more! A hometown celebration of the arts since 1988! ArtsFest Stuart is a two day outdoor arts festival held in Memorial Park and along East Ocean Blvd. in historic Downtown Stuart to celebrate the arts - music, visual, literary, culinary, dance, kids’ activities and more! Event dates are Saturday and Sunday, February 11 & 12, 2017, 10am - 5pm. We depend on your commitment to participate. Your presence and prompt arrival for your scheduled shifts are absolutely necessary. It is very important to remember that if your schedule must change, or if you have an emergency, please contact us immediately by calling Jennifer Hearn at 772.287.6676 ext. 2. VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION will be Wednesday, February 1 at either 3pm or 5:30pm (whichever is convenient for you!) at the Court House Cultural Center, 80 SE Ocean Blvd, Stuart. This meeting is to get everyone acquainted with their job duties, the ArtsFest Staff, and to give you the inside scoop on what is going on for the weekend. FENTON LANG BRUNER AND ASSOCIATES IS PROUD TO BE A PART OF THE ARTS COMMUNITY. FENTON LANG BRUNER AND ASSOCIATES IS THE LEADING REAL ESTATE BROKER ON JUPITER ISLAND.

16th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

31st Jan, 2017

16th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts


Presented by Martin Health System Proudly Hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber & Howard Alan Events! Celebrating 16 Years in Hobe Sound!

What: 16th Annual Festival of the Arts with Fine Art Exhibits by Juried Painters, Potters, Sculptors, Glassmakers, Wood Carvers, Jewelers & More. Also Featuring Unique Crafts, and a Green Market.

When: Sat. & Sun. Feb. 4 & 5, 2017

Where: Downtown Hobe Sound, Along Dixie Highway, South of Bridge Road (Address for Mapping: 11954 S.E Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33455)

Why: To Support the Arts, Local Scholarships, Community Events and Chamber Programs.

Fenton Lang Bruner and Associates is proud to be affiliated with the Hobe Sound Chamber as the Premier Real Estate Firm on Jupiter Island. The area includes Hobe Sound, Stuart and the Treasure Coast with seasoned, professional agents ready to help you with all your real estate needs. Call Fenton Lang Bruner and Associates at 772-546-2381.

Jupiter Island residents LOVE their furry friends...join us to help!

20th Jan, 2017

Jupiter Island residents LOVE their furry friends...join us to help!


The Paws and Claws Gala is the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast's premier fundraiser. This year's theme is 'Paws to Celebrate.' The evening's activities will include cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dancing, and both silent and live auctions featuring an impressive array of items. Tickets are $275 per person. For those who would like to support the HSTC but can't attend the Gala, you can place a bid in the Silent Auction. Just visit for your chance to Bid & Win BIG! Be sure to check back frequently as we continuously add items to the silent auction.

For any questions concerning this event call:

Candace Callahan at 772-600-3216 or Location: Willoughby Golf Club 3001 SE Doubleton Drive Stuart, FL 34997

The mission of the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is to assure a better life for companion animals by providing shelter, finding loving homes and promoting respect for their place in our lives.

Founded in 1955, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) is an open admission shelter. We accept all animals regardless of health, age, temperament or breed. Over the years more than 100,000 animals have received care through HSTC's programs and services. HSTC is pleased to announce that we have received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. By sponsoring a HSTC program, attending our events, or contributing through our direct mail campaigns or publications, you continue to help us provide quality medical care, food and shelter, adoption and spay neuter programs, humane education and other important services for the animals and community. Thanks to the generous support of people like you, we are able to expand and grow these vital services. Our staff and volunteers encourage compassion for all life on our planet.

Stuart, Florida - Happiest Seaside Town!

13th Jan, 2017

Stuart, Florida - Happiest Seaside Town!


America's Happiest Seaside Towns

America’s Happiest Seaside Town of 2016 is on Florida’s Treasure Coast, and that location could not be more appropriate. Often referred to as a hidden gem just 45 minutes north of Palm Beach, Stuart is an Old Florida–style treasure. Nestled between two rivers and situated on the Atlantic, the town shares its waters with sea turtles, dolphins, and, most famously, the sailfish—its abundant local presence has led to the town’s reputation as the “sailfish capital of the world.” Mayor Jeffrey Krauskopf, surveying his town of tidy, landscaped streets, vistas uninterrupted by high-rises, and waterfront in seemingly every direction, sums Stuart up in one appropriately old-fashioned adjective: “We’re quaint,” he says, adding that the town’s relaxed, flip-flop approach to life is that special secret at the core of its celebrated happiness.

Local hangout: The Riverwalk, Stuart’s waterfront boardwalk along the St. Lucie River, is not only a destination for strolling and picnics, but also the home of Rock’n Riverwalk, a year-round weekly outdoor (and free) concert.

Cool event: Dancin’ in the Street is an all-day street party and Stuart’s oldest and best-loved music festival. The event draws crowds in August to hear 20 local bands in the historic downtown and Riverwalk.

Best souvenir: Artist Geoffrey C. Smith’s statue of a leaping sailfish is a local landmark, and 12-, 24-, and even 60-inch replicas are available at his downtown gallery.

Stay a weekend: In the heart of downtown, a short walk from the waterfront, the Old Colorado Inn has brightly updated its 1914 digs. Rates start at $139; 772/215-3437

HISTORY OF STUART: The Atlantic Ocean, the Indian River, the North and South Forks of the St. Lucie River, and countless creeks played major roles in the history of Martin County. Inhabitants depended on the bounty of the water, as did the pioneers who settled here in the late 1800s. The Gulf Steam is a shipping lane just off our coast. In 1876, before the region was settled, the U. S. Government built Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge on Hutchinson Island. A keeper and his family offered assistance to victims of shipwrecks. In the 1880s, Homer Hine Stuart, Jr. purchased property and built a bungalow on the north side of the St. Lucie River. He donated land for a depot and in return his surname name was given to the railway stop after Henry Flagler brought his railway down the Florida east coast to Palm Beach. There was no vehicular bridge across the St. Lucie River at that time When, general store owner Walter Kitching convinced Flagler officials to move the depot to a site in front of his store, the name Stuart came to the south side of the river with the depot. With the arrival of the Florida East Coast Railway, pioneer life changed dramatically. Reliable transportation made it much easier to ship fish and pineapples, the region’s major products. The tourist industry blossomed and social life revolved around the arrival of trains that now brought the mail. After the Stuart railway depot was moved to the south side of the St Lucie River, passenger and freight depots, railway spurs, boat docks and a ferry landing formed the hub of pioneer Stuart. Today, Stuart’s Flagler Park is in the location of the community’s former commercial center. The only vestige that remains is the former General Merchandise Store, today’s Stuart Heritage Museum.

Our first tourists were outdoorsmen who came to hunt and fish. Maine hunting guide, John Danforth brought a houseboat down to serve as the first hotel, then later built the Danforth Hotel. The Stuart House, another hotel, evolved from Broster Kitching’s first combination post office and store. Former President Grover Cleveland discovered the region’s good fishing and stayed at the Danforth Hotel. The news of Stuart’s fabulous fishing spread and other hotels, boarding houses and apartment houses were built to accommodate tourists. Boat building and commercial fishing changed to meet the needs of tourists and sports fishermen. The Stuart Commercial Club, the forerunner of today’s Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce, was created in 1911 to promote the region and facilitate road and waterway improvements. An auto bridge across the St. Lucie River was high on their wish list. Stuart was incorporated in 1914, four years before the bridge across the St. Lucie River was finally open for traffic. The completion of the Dixie Highway that would cross the St. Lucie River at Stuart helped create the Great Florida Land Boom of the 1920s. The St. Lucie River Region was caught up in the development frenzy. The Commercial Club campaigned for the creation of a new county and key members went to Tallahassee to plead the cause. Things fell into place after the decision was made to name the new county after the incumbent governor, John W. Martin. On August 5, 1925 Martin County was official. The Boom was beginning to waver so the grand plans for a new courthouse were scrapped and the new county government moved into an empty schoolhouse. The former Commercial Club evolved into the Martin County Chamber of Commerce and was officially incorporated in 1928. There were many challenges. During the Great Depression of the 1930’s the Federal Government aided in construction of the Roosevelt Bridge, the Woman’s Club and Library, the Log Cabin, used by the entire community, and in 1937, with the Art Deco addition to the courthouse.

During World War II, Witham Field was constructed in Stuart to train Navy pilots and Camp Murphy, a sprawling 35-square-mile U. S. Army Signal School, was built in Hobe Sound. Coast Guard facilities expanded on Hutchinson Island and lookout towers dotted the landscape. Some of the servicemen married local girls and many returned to the area after the war. Jonathan Dickinson State Park was created from the vast acreage that was formerly Camp Murphy.

The Chamber of Commerce worked to provide economic security and attract tourists and industry. In 1941 a phenomenal sailfish run brought attention to the waste of killing and discarding catches. The species needed to be preserved, as a result, the release system was established.

Stuart promoted itself as the Sailfish Capital of the World —. Stuart Fishing Guides, first published by the Stuart Daily News in 1935, and distributed by the Chamber of Commerce attracted thousands to the region. Ernest F. Lyons, longtime editor of the Stuart News was responsible for most of the text and the Fishing Guides were chock full of ads from local businesses. Lyons, an avid sportsman and environmentalist, helped inspire local residents not only to enjoy our good nature but to preserve it.

Jane Davis Doggett, Current Jupiter Island Resident

6th Jan, 2017

Jane Davis Doggett, Current Jupiter Island Resident


Jane Davis Doggett (born 1929) An avid drawer since age 4, Doggett’s parents encouraged her talents. The Nashville native earned her master’s in architecture and design from Yale University. After successfully designing a Memphis airport, she worked on the Tampa International Airport, which still regularly ranks among the top airports in the nation. (Source: Stuart Magazine) From Stuart Magazine: Jupiter Island’s Jane Davis Doggett not only joined the greats as a notable Florida artist, but she also revolutionized the travel industry.

If you’ve ever visited an unfamiliar airport (or subway station, stadium or hospital) and navigated it with an almost unnatural grace and confidence, odds are you have Jane Davis Doggett to thank.

Life and career Doggett grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. She graduated from Sophie Newcomb College (Tulane University, New Orleans, LA) in 1952[2] and Yale University School of Art and Architecture in 1956 with an MFA in graphics. Her first job after graduate school was with George Nelson, working on the anthropological part of the permanent exhibit at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. She then worked in Europe for the magazine Architectural Record, photographing architects and engineers and their work. Her first airport design job was for the Memphis airport in 1959. The project’s architect Roy Harrover knew Doggett from both Nashville and Yale and brought her in to do the graphics. Her first innovation was the development of a standardized font for use throughout the airport. This font became Doggett’s trademarked “Alphabet A” and was used in many subsequent airport projects, since it was very readable over long distances.[3] Additional airport projects included George Bush-Houston, Baltimore-Washington, Newark, Miami, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, and Cleveland-Hopkins among others.

As of 2014, Doggett has designed wayfinding systems for 40 major airport projects,[4] which is said to be “more than any other designer in the world.”[5] “Each year, 20 million airplane passengers are guided by her way-finding signage and graphics.”[6] Jane Davis Doggett is credited with four innovations that are now commonly employed in airports and other large public spaces:

• Use of color,[7] letter, and symbol[8] to guide visitors through large unfamiliar places. • Designs that begin on highways outside the structure, simplifying and making the wayfinding process safer for drivers[9] or other travelers while also reducing the number of signs needed. Doggett's system eliminated two-thirds of the highway signs that had originally been proposed for the Tampa airport.[7] • Building the verbal or symbolic message into the architecture rather than tacking it on as a sign. • Creating a visual symbol to brand the airport and represent it as a gateway to the surrounding region.[3] Other notable graphics and design projects include Madison Square Garden, the Philadelphia subway system,[7] the Whitney Museum of American Art, Niagara Falls International Convention Center, Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in Houston, and Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. Doggett’s designs have been awarded the American Institute of Architects’ National Award of Merit, the Progressive Architecture Design Award,[2] American Iron and Steel Institute's Design in Steel Citation, and two Design Awards co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Endowment for the Arts.[citation needed] In her fine art work since 2007, Doggett has developed the concept of the Iconochrome, which she has described as “geometric designs in colors expressing philosophically profound messages.”[4] She has also described an Iconochrome as a colorful image or “Icon, an image with meaning, plus chrome, color.”[10] Her work has been exhibited at the Yale University Art Gallery.;[4][11][12] Tennessee State Museum, Nashville; Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL; Tampa International Airport; Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, FL; Northern Trust, North Palm Beach, FL; Maritime and Classic Boat Museum, Jensen Beach, FL; Chapter Two, Corea, ME; College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME;[13] Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor, ME;[8] Elliott Museum, Stuart, FL.[11][14]

Fenton and Lang supports The Pine School

30th Dec, 2016

Fenton and Lang supports The Pine School


Now in its 10th year, the 100 Years of Cars show is scheduled for Saturday, January 14, 2017 at The Pine School’s Hobe Sound campus.

100 YearsThis event funds our Patriot Scholarship: a full-tuition, renewable scholarship awarded to a qualified freshman student who is directly related to a member of the United States military. With the generosity of our participants and sponsors, over $250,000 has been raised to fund the scholarships through our history.

We expect over 200 fabulous antique and show cars, along with prizes, automotive related vendors, instructional demonstrations, food, music, and wonderful children’s activities.

The Pine School Mission:

The mission of The Pine School is to promote academic excellence within a challenging, supportive, and moral environment that fosters the development of mind, body, and spirit.

The Pine School is a college preparatory, all-faith independent day school that serves students from Kindergarten through grade 12. The Pine School provides a strong traditional core curriculum while striving to instill high achievement and a lifelong love for learning. The school’s objective is to develop each student’s intellectual, physical, and creative talents in a supportive and moral environment. Students are encouraged to promote service above self and are inspired to develop a sense of commitment and involvement within their community.

In the Lower School, small class sizes and a challenging curriculum enable students to learn important academic skills in a nurturing and caring environment. The children become knowledgeable in computer technology and world language. The multifaceted fine arts and physical education programs are an integral part of the curriculum.

Expanding on the strong foundation of the Lower School programs, the Middle School offers a rigorous academic curriculum that promotes intellectual discipline, self-discovery. and creative thinking. Strong emphasis continues to be placed on the fine arts, computer technology, world languages, and athletics. Middle School students are encouraged to be self-reliant, critical thinkers who are civically responsible.

Within the Upper School, students are challenged to achieve academically, to exercise leadership, to participate in co-curricular activities that enhance their understanding of their own talents, to share their gifts with others, and to position themselves for success at the college or university level.

In addition to academic requirements, graduation requirements include 100 hours of community service and a senior capstone project. Internships, opportunities for multicultural exchanges, encounters with entrepreneurs and critical thinkers, and seminars with artists and scientists advance the philosophy of the Upper School in connecting students with a wider world and preparing them for leadership positions.

The Pine School seeks to nurture an awareness of ethics and values and encourages the “5 R’s”: Respect, Restraint, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, and Response to the community. Students are taught that excellence is a way of life and that success is the product of effort, good habits and self-motivation.

Christmas from Jupiter Island

23rd Dec, 2016

Christmas from Jupiter Island


Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is prepared for by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an Octave. The traditional Christmas narrative, the Nativity of Jesus, delineated in the New Testament says that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in accordance with messianic prophecies; when Joseph and Mary arrived in the city, the inn had no room and so they were offered a stable where the Christ Child was soon born, with angels proclaiming this news to shepherds who then disseminated the message furthermore. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated religiously by the vast majority of Christians, as well as culturally by a number of non-Christian people, and is an integral part of the holiday season, while some Christian groups reject the celebration. In several countries, celebrating Christmas Eve on December 24 has the main focus rather than December 25, with gift-giving and sharing a traditional meal with the family.

Merry Christmas

15th Dec, 2016

Merry Christmas


May your days be filled with peace, hope, and joy this holiday season. As always, thank you for your business, loyalty, and support. Sincerely, Fenton Lang Bruner & Associates