Rising Sun Martial Arts in Jupiter, FL

rising sun jupiter flRising Sun Martial Arts is a premier martial arts and self defense center based out of the Abacoa Town Center in warm and tropical South Florida town of Jupiter. They feature a staff of very experienced and friendly martial arts instructors committed to delivering the highest quality of martial arts instruction in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Some of the programs they offer include lil ninjas ages 5 and 6, juniors programs ages 7 to 12, teen programs ages 13 and up, and adult programs. Some of the techniques they specialize in teaching at Rising Sun including the empty hand defense, the single weapon defense, the double weapon defense, and even the common every day object weapon defense. No mater your age or skill level the team at Rising Sun is sure to have the perfect program to satisfy all of your needs and wants.

Rising Sun Martial Arts:

Address: 1200 Town Center Drive Suite 113 Jupiter, Florida 33458
Phone: (561) 222-3903
Web: http://www.risingsunjupiter.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/risingsunjupiter

Jupiter’s Most Loved Park Becomes Nationally Recognized!

DuBois Park, Jupiter FLJupiter’s famous DuBois Park has been awarded with a National Award that recognizes “excellence in recreation and park facilities for the very best in design.” DuBois Park is a historic icon of Jupiter and has been a popular place for locals and visitors alike to enjoy some fun in the sun! The park is lined with gorgeous palm trees, tropical sea grapes and other lush vegetation. The crystal blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean flow through the park bringing through varieties of small tropical fish and wildlife perfect for those who like to snorkel and explore. Because the rock jetty protects DuBois, the currents aren’t too strong and there are never big waves making the environment ideal for small children to play safely.

DuBois Park has become known for all of its beauty and fun, water activities but it also has a rich history very important to the town of Jupiter. Artifacts that have been preserved signify that the site was occupied from at least 1,000 BC. Harry DuBois, built his home at this location in 1897, giving the park its interesting history of pioneers. Harry DuBois built his home on the Jupiter Inlet Indian Midden and now both the Indian Midden and the DuBois Park on the National Register of Historic Places. DuBois Park has a rich, documented history.

DuBois Park spans 18 acres and connects via a footbridge to a Jupiter Beach Park, a 46-acre oceanfront park. Within these parks there are 17 day-use boat slips, a protected snorkeling lagoon, a wading lagoon, fishing jetty and a boat ramp for non-motorized vessels. With its abundant stretch of beach, DuBois and Jupiter Beach Parks offer plenty of picnic tables and soft, sandy dunes to stretch out on and enjoy a lunch or picnic. On the beach side of the parks, there are often great waves for surfing or strong breezes for kite boarding.

There are always fun events going on at DuBois Park for people of all ages. If you would like to throw a private party, you may reserve a pavilion for your group. For more information about what the park has to offer, please contact (561) 966-6600.

Incredible, $30 Million Center for Autism is Coming to Jupiter!

Golf star, Ernie Els (Bears Club) and his philanthropy announced Tuesday, March 5 their plans to build a groundbreaking center for autism right here in Jupiter, Florida. What the foundation is calling “an epicenter for autism research, transition and treatment,” is going to deliver a tremendous amount to our society.

The Els Foundation have submitted the plans for the $30 million charter school in the Limestone Creek area of Jupiter. The center will focus on giving children, from 3 to 21 years old, the best quality of life when living with autism.

When the plans for the school were submitted to Palm Beach County, they included some great details. The school will rest on a 27-acre parcel located just north of Indiantown Road, east of I-95 and will feature a 100,000 square foot school and resource center equipped to care for 300 students with autism. Mary Kay Wilson, the tournament director for the Ernie Els Foundation stated, “Transition programs will be available to help students move forward to adulthood.” What makes this center unique is its combination of  education, medical treatment with sports and activities programs. Having this variety of activities and treatments in one center is what it takes to deliver a life changing experience to children with autism and their families.

Els and his wife, Liezl, have been incredibly devoted to fundraising for autism research. Their son, Ben, was diagnosed with autism in 2008 and since then, they have dedicated their personal resources and energy to the cause. The new charter school available to all students in Palm Beach County. It will provide an interactive setting for those with autism from the first grade all the way through high school. A spokesperson from Autism Speaks commented on the subject of elementary through high school that it “will allow students to learn easier and be more comfortable.”

Local families and the town of Jupiter are very excited about the new center and what it will add to our community. Palm Beach County representatives are expecting the program to gain national and global acknowledgment. So far, the Els Foundation has raised $15 million ($6 million personally donated by the Els family). The charity is also hosting dozens of fundraising events to meet their $30 million goal this year.  Els stated he expects to see “another $3 million raised this year from the golf events.”

Many of these golf benefits will be held in South Florida. The first event is the Golf Challenge series, which will be held at the Floridian in Palm City and begins April 2nd.  The second event is to be held on April 29th in Doral and the grand finale will take place at Trump National (formerly known as Ritz Carlton). in Jupiter on September 30th. These are just a few of the local events the foundation is hosting here in Florida many of the others will be held across the nation.

Learn more about the events and cause at www.elsforautism.com.



February 16, 17 and 18: The 28th Annual ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival

THIS WEEKEND, February 16, 17 and 18, at the Abacoa Town Center in Jupiter is the 28th annual ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival.  ArtiGras has claimed the slogan, “the premier fine arts festival of the Palm Beaches.” Since it’s beginning almost 28 years ago this energetic, art festival in years past you know how much it has grown. ArtiGras used to be a small, resident show for local artists, now a nationally recognized, fine art festival!

This year, ArtiGras earned a place on the Sunshine Artist Magazine  “Top 100 List” of fine art festivals in the nation at #54. ArtiGras attracted over 150,000 art collectors and art lovers to their recent events and this year they await high numbers as well. ArtiGras is anticipating having 300 artists, 1,200 volunteers and 85,000 patrons spread out among 2.2 miles and 3 days of non-stop fun. The 300 fine artists are broken up into 14 different categories including: ceramics, sculpture, digital art, mixed media, painting, photography and more. Any style, preference or imagination can be pleased here.

Some of the events to take place include a variety of live music from pop, rock, country and jazz, local groups including gymnastics teams, theater performances and tons of unique vendors. Those at ArtiGras say, “You can’t have a great festival without great food!” and they’ve certainly got that covered. The food and beverage vendors range in a variety of styles from American to Asian, Latin to Italian. There is even a “Beer Garden” shaded by umbrellas, where can you sit and enjoy a cold beer and listen to the live music.

ArtiGras has also dedicated time and energy to making the festival a blast for kids. Youngsters love coming to ArtiGras for its plethora of events and activities designed just for them. The young artists of our area have their own gallery where they will compete with their art. These new artists, grades K-12, enter their own pieces and for display allowing all of the patrons to enjoy. Winners will be showcased on the main stage on February 18 and their schools will benefit as well. The winners will make their schools proud by earning them money for specialty, art supplies. Tiny Treasures Children’s Art Boutique is another exciting place for the kids. The special kid’s only tent, where no adults are allowed and kids can buy their own art pieces, is a unique enclave for the kids. The proceeds of this tent will go to Quantum House, a supportive home that helps families whose children are going through treatments for serious, medical conditions.

If you have not had the opportunity to visit an ArtiGras Festival, do not miss your chance this weekend! This event is fun for people of all ages. Tickets are available at the Gardens Mall Information Desk for $6 or can be purchased at the gate for $10 (children 12 and under are free).

For more information visit the ArtiGras official website.