This year, more than ever, students are in need of school supplies. We all know why! Let’s face it, as a kid, going back to school is a big deal and in a Childs mind their clothes and school supplies are weighing heavy on the mind. Especially for the older kids.
You can help us support The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County by participating in their Red Apple Supplies Drive. You can drop your donations off at the Greater Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce at 401 N. Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. On Thursday, August 12th the Women in Business Committee will be meeting to assemble the supplies into backpacks from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.
Any amount of donation is greatly appreciated. Just for $10 you can shop at Wal-Mart and get 6 bottles of glue, 6 packs of crayons, 6 packs of note cards and 6 composition books. If you cannot spare $10 then for $5 get those items in quantities of 3.
To give you an idea of how badly school supplies are needed, a fellow blogger This Florida Mom who is also a teacher, only typically receives half of what is needed. Therefore, she has to go and purchase the additional supplies herself. She just recently purchased 60 notebooks. She needs 160 but the kids just don’t show up with what they need.
If we all pitch in, we can get the teachers what they need and make all of the kids HAPPY to have a new set of crayons or even better a backpack. If you are able, send in extra supplies with your children to give to the teacher – one pack of paper – anything will help.
South Florida beaches can be a fun way to spend the day and Summer is quickly approaching; with that in mind, it probably has been a year since going to the beach. This year we are all eager to get out, explore and return to some normalcy of living. Whether you go to the beach with small children, adults or alone here are a the top safety tips and things to remember to stay safe at the beach.
VERY IMPORTANT: Swim at a patrolled beach.
Read all posted safety signs and warnings
Know where the lifegaurd stations are located
Avoid swimming alone
Do not swim after consuming alcohol
Stay hydrated with plenty of water
Wear watersheds to protect yourself from glass or sharp objects
Make sure to reapply sunscreen frequently and after swimming.
Always keep children in sight.
Do not swim at night.
We will continue to inform you about local beach clean ups throughout the summer. The next beach clean up is on June 8th, World Oceans Dayat Coral Cove Park, South Jupiter Island from 1-4pm. Sponsored by Visit Palm Beach. Be ready to snap some selfies and take pictures – Coral Cove is one of the most beautiful beaches in the 561.
The downtown waterfront in West Palm Beach served as the home to Supercar Week 2021. Typically the event is a week-long but we all know what happened in 2020; this year they split it into two weekends. One in January and the other this past weekend in April. The weather was beautiful and the exotic cars breathtaking. This show is a far cry from the Detroit Auto Show which I used to frequent as a child. Supercar Week did not fall short of anything; another amazing event held on the waterfront in West Palm Beah. Check out some favorites from the past weekend.
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