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  1. Best waterfront restaurants in south PBCRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 23 | Palm Beach Post

    Missing the Keys? For some salty charm, head to what its owners claim is the oldest waterfront restaurant in Florida, in an 1889 former pioneer home. Just west of the Lantana bridge, near headquarters for drift boats and charter fishermen, this Margaritaville melange of marine artifacts and University of Florida souvenirs has dock space, outdoor bars and indoor historic charm.

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  2. Best waterfront restaurants in south PBCRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 23 | Palm Beach Post

    Missing the Keys? For some salty charm, head to what its owners claim is the oldest waterfront restaurant in Florida, in an 1889 former pioneer home. Just west of the Lantana bridge, near headquarters for drift boats and charter fishermen, this Margaritaville melange of marine artifacts and University of Florida souvenirs has dock space, outdoor bars and indoor historic charm.

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  3. 8 best waterfront restaurants in south Palm Beach CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | Palm Beach Post

    Missing the Keys? For some salty charm, head to what its owners claim is the oldest waterfront restaurant in Florida, in an 1889 former pioneer home. Just west of the Lantana bridge, near headquarters for drift boats and charter fishermen, this Margaritaville melange of marine artifacts and University of Florida souvenirs has dock space, outdoor bars and indoor historic charm.

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  4. Lack of rain leads to marine warning on Lake OkeechobeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | Palm Beach Post

    Boaters should use caution when on Lake Okeechobee as water levels suffer from this year's below-average rainy season. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a notice last week advising commercial and recreational vessels to use extreme caution while traveling between Port Mayaca and Clewiston.

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  5. Okeechobee Commission approves Guy Harvey resort planRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 | Palm Beach Post

    Guy Harvey, a longtime Fort Lauderdale resident, signs autographs at Bealls in Jupiter, Florida on June 13, 2014. His huge hyper-realistic murals of sea life are his signature and made this German-born artist into an icon.

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  6. Going by boat: South Palm Beach County spots to dock, drink and dineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 8 | Palm Beach Post

    Old Key Lime House, in an 1889 Lantana home, is just west of the Ocean Avenue bridge. Old Key Lime House Restaurant : Missing the Keys? For some salty charm, head to what its owners claim is the oldest waterfront restaurant in Florida, in an 1889 former pioneer home.

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  7. Guy Harvey looks at new location for resort on Lake OkeechobeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | Palm Beach Post

    The Okeechobee County Commission on Thursday will consider a proposal from Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts & Lodges and Elite Resort Managers LLC to redevelop the Okee-Tantie Recreation Area on Lake Okeechobee . The plan includes resort and eco-camper facilities and cabins, a pool, splash facilities and a beach lagoon. 1 comment

  8. FPL wants to build $1.2 billion natural gas plant in OkeechobeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    Florida Power & Light Co. said today it plans to build a new $1.2 billion combined cycle natural gas-fired plant in northeastern Okeechobee County on 2,800 acres of pasture land that it already owns.

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  9. High winds, lightning threaten north PB County, TCoastRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie counties were under a severe thunderstorm warning until 10:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. At 9:50 p.m., the NWS office in Melbourne warned of wind gusts up to 60 mph moving southeast along the east side of Lake Okeechobee from the J&S Fish Camp to Port Mayaca and Indiantown.

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  10. West Palm long-term water supply under studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    West Palm officials and their consultants are looking at water demand as far out as the year 2065 and seeking the best ways to make sure supply will be adequate no matter how bad the drought. At a city commission work session Monday, Assistant City Administrator Scott Kelly said that having on tap much of what the city will need, even with growing population and under severe drought, could be accomplished by merely applying for permits to draw more from current water sources.

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  11. Low water level leads to Lake Okeechobee restrictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    The lock near Fort Myers and the St. Lucie lock and dam near Stuart will be opened every two hours from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The corps restricts lock openings when the lake falls below 12.5 feet.

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  12. In South Florida, summer means thunderstorm season has arrivedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    Skies glow cloudless and blue; the breeze refreshes. In the relative chill, even palmetto bugs, pythons and alligators mind their manners.

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  13. Federal aid for Indian River Lagoon possibleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    U.S. Congressman Patrick Murphy holds up sample of contaminated water during a Senate Select Committee Indian River Lagoon and Lake Okeechobee Basin Hearing at the Charles and Rae Kane center in Stuart on August 22, 2013. Congress reauthorized the National Estuary Program on Monday, prioritizing funding for cleaning ecologically threatened waterways, such as the Indian River Lagoon .

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  14. Water district to rebuff U.S. Sugar land deal...againRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    The governing board of the South Florida Water Management District will take another swing at explaining why it is against the U.S. Sugar land deal at its monthly meeting on May 14. The controversial land deal will be the first item addressed during the discussion portion of the meeting at the district's West Palm Beach headquarters, according to the agenda released Thursday. The dispute over the land deal stems from the 2010 contract the district signed with U.S. Sugar to purchase 26,800 acres for Everglades.

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  15. Republican Pat Rooney Jr. will not run for open Patrick Murphy House...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    Citing business and family concerns, Republican state Rep. Pat Rooney Jr. will not run for the open Palm Beach-Treasure coast congressional seat that Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy is leaving to run for Senate. Many Republicans saw Rooney as a prize recruit for District 18, which the national GOP considers a top opportunity to capture a seat held by Democrats in 2016.

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  16. Sally Swartz: Thank activists for revealing Port Mayaca green algae...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    Another tragedy for the St. Lucie River could help push state lawmakers to buy sugar industry-owned land south of Lake Okeechobee. From Sanibel to Sewall's Point, from St. Lucie County to Miami, that's what river advocates are hoping.

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  17. Calvin Peete, 1943-2015Pulled himself up from Glades to PGA TourRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    Calvin Peete, who rose from a childhood of picking vegetables in the fields neighboring Lake Okeechobee to become an 11-time winner on the PGA Tour, died early Wednesday morning in Atlanta. He was 71. Peete overcame a broken arm suffered when he fell out of a tree at age 12 that never fully healed to lead the Tour in driving accuracy for nine straight years.

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  18. Rep. Patrick Murphy, Everglades Foundation to meet with VP Joe Biden...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    Reps. Patrick Murphy , D-Jupiter, and Gwen Graham , D-Tallahassee, and leaders of the Everglades Foundation will meet Thursday at the White House with Vice President Joe Biden to discuss Everglades protection efforts and the recent discovery of a toxic, blue-and-green algae bloom on the east side of Lake Okeechobee. Everglades restoration and discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie River are big issues in Murphy's Palm Beach-Treasure Coast House district.

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  19. Pundit Noelle Nikpour considers GOP run for Patrick Murphy House seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    Noelle Nikpour , an Arkansas-based Republican fundraiser and commentator, is moving to Florida and considering a run for the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast congressional seat that Rep. Patrick Murphy , D-Jupiter, is leaving to run for Senate. "Right now I'm sitting on the fence," Nikpour said Tuesday when asked about the House race.

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  20. Lawmakers get slimy green water in late-hour appeal from...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    The Everglades Trust continued its pitch Tuesday for state lawmakers to buy U.S. Sugar Corp., land for water storage, including thousands of petition signatures and plastic bottles filled with slimy green water in its last-ditch plea. But lawmakers have shown little interest in endorsing the demand from the Everglades Trust and other environmental groups to spend between $500 million and $700 million to buy 46,000 acres of U.S. Sugar property south of Lake Okeechobee by October.

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