palm realty activities happenings: Baby It's Cold Outside - 01/21/19 10:29 AM
Boy has it been cold outside in Florida! Personally, I like the change in temperature, it mixes things up in a good way for me! I love opening my bedroom window, throwing another blanket on the bed and having the Yorkies keep me warm at night! However, the Orlanda Utilities Commission (OUC) has some good points to staying warm in the coming days.
Tips from OUC to stay warm, protect your home, and save energy:
Set your thermostat to 68 degrees. OUC says for each degree above 68, the heating portion of your bill will increase four to six percent. Turn … (1 comments)

palm realty activities happenings: Atlas V Rocket to Launch Satellite From Cape Canaveral This Afternoon - 03/01/18 09:22 AM

United Launch Alliance is slated to launch an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral this afternoon. A next-generation weather satellite will be launched to orbit 22,300 miles above the Earth that will serve almost the entire Western Hemisphere.
The Lockheed Martin built satellite will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 41. The launch is planned for 5:02 p.m.  Forecasters with the Air Force's 45th Weather Squadron expect 80 percent "go". It is a beautiful day today and I don't expect that weather would be a factor in hindering the launch.

palm realty activities happenings: St Katherine Greek Festival 2018 - February 23 - 25 - 02/22/18 02:14 PM

Melbourne's 46th Annual Saint Katherine Greek Festival is set to start this weekend at Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox church located at 5965 N Wickham Rd in the Suntree area of Melbourne.
The schedule for this festival is:
February 23
4:00pm Festival Opens
6:00pm Primary Dancers
7:00pm Intermediate Dancers
7:30pm Senior Dancers
10:00pm Celebration Ends

February 24
12:00pm Festival Begins
1:00pm Primary Dancers
2:00pm Intermediate Dancers
3:00pm Senior Dancers
4:00pm Primary Dancers
5:00pm Intermediate Dancers
6:00pm Senior Dancers
8:30pm Senior Dancers
10:00pm Celebration Ends

February 25
12:00pm Festival Begins
12:30pm Primary Dancers
1:30pm Intermediate Dancers
2:30pm Senior Dancers
3:00pm Primary … (1 comments)

palm realty activities happenings: A Horse Drawn Carriage in St Augustine - 02/13/18 08:58 AM
My mother came down last week from Minneapolis so that I could meet her newly minted fiance, Gary, and we took a short overnight trip up to St Augustine, which is the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement within the borders of the continental United States dating back on 1565. Several people recommended that we take an evening horse drawn carriage ride around the old part of the city to take in the sights. It was the best suggestion that we got!
We met Jason with the C. B. Hinson, Inc. Southern Carriages & Distribution Company. His trusty Percheron was named Connor and … (5 comments)

palm realty activities happenings: SpaceX Falcon 9 Zuma to Launch November 15, 2017 - 11/03/17 10:05 AM
Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX is doing it again! Space X is planning to launch a Falcon 9 rocket on November 15, 2017 at 8:00pm. The payload on this rocket is for the U S Government and was developed by Northrup Grumman.
Called the Zuma payload, this launch has been clouded in mystery pretty much from the start and will launch into a LEO or Low Earth Orbit. The launch will be from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station which is a few miles south of the Kennedy Space Center.
Space X is renowned for landing and reusing the first … (0 comments)

palm realty activities happenings: The 20 Safest Cities in Florida! - 10/31/17 10:07 AM
Safewise, a Home Security and Safety Advice firm recently released their list of the Top 20 Safest Cities in Florida for 2017. Three local Brevard County cities made the cut! Satellite Beach came in at #16, Indian Harbour Beach came in at #18 and Melbourne Beach came in at an impressive #5! Here is the list in full:
1. Longboat Key (locared in the Florida Keys)
Violent Crimes per 1,000: o.oo
Property Crimes per 1,000: 3.05
2. Indian River Shores (on Orchid Island in Indian River County)
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.24 
Property Crimes per 1,000: 3.40
3. Weston  (located west of Hollywood)
Violent Crimes per 1,000: … (1 comments)

palm realty activities happenings: SpaceX to Launch Rocket Tonight October 11, 2017 - 10/11/17 12:24 PM
SpaceX is planning on launching a Falcon 9 rocket this evening from the Kennedy Space Center. The payload is a commercial communications satellite for Colorado based Echostar.
The rocket to be used is a "flight proven" or previously flown rocket (yeah SpaceX, the recycling space company!). There is a 2 hour launch window that will open at 6:53pm this evening with the launch to be from pad 39A. The first stage is planning a landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic named "Of Course I Still Love You". If all goes as planned, the rocket should lift off right at dusk … (2 comments)

palm realty activities happenings: New Hotel/Restaurant Project Planned on the Indian River - 10/11/17 11:48 AM
The old Coral Bay Restaurant property on US 1 in Melbourne will be developed into a seven-story resort hotel with a national chain restaurant (possibly Bahama Breeze) that will have an outdoor dining area. There will also be two smaller restaurants (possibly Chipotle and Starbucks) and an 81-slip marina.
This new project will be called the Riverwalk Marina complex with a projected cost of between $25 million to $30 million. The project will also  create more than 150 jobs.
The Melbourne City Council unanimously decided to sell the site to the developer, River Walk Marina Partners LLC, for $2 million.The deal is still not final as … (0 comments)

palm realty activities happenings: Night Launch From Cape Canaveral Friday Night - 08/23/17 10:57 AM
An ORS-5 satellite for the US Air Force is set to be launched from Cape Canaveral aboard an Orbital ATK Minotaur IV rocket. The launch window opens at 11:15pm on Friday evening and extends through Saturday morning at 3:15am. So if everything happens in a timely fashion, then liftoff would be Friday evening. If there are delays, liftoff could be early Saturday morning. I don't think I will stay up waiting for the fiery proof in the night sky. If you are interested in following the launch, you can see it at starting approximately at 10:55 pm EST on Friday night.

palm realty activities happenings: Is That A Crane...In The Ocean??? - 08/22/17 10:11 AM
I blogged about how happy I am when I drive down the beach to work. Recently, there has been a very large crane out in the water off the beach in Satellite Beach and I thought that other people might be wondering what it was for. Here's the scoop...
The US Army Corps of Engineers has been constructing artificial mitigation reefs  in Satellite Beach and will continue down into Indian Harbour Beach. These reefs are low lying concrete forms that are topped with coquina rock, and are located in about fifteen feet of water approximately 1,000 feet off the beach.


palm realty activities happenings: Rocket Launch From Cape Canaveral Friday 8/18/17 - 08/17/17 10:50 AM
The weather looks good for a successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket on Friday morning from Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station . The launch window will open at 8:03 am and will last for 40 minutes.
The Atlas V rocket is 191 feet tall and was rolled out to the pad yesterday. The Atlas V rocket will be the first launch for United Launch Alliance since April.  This will be the 37th mission for an Atlas V rocket. Florida Today has an interesting clip that I have included below to give you minute by … (2 comments)

palm realty activities happenings: Path Of The Upcoming Solar Eclipse - 08/17/17 07:38 AM
I remember when I was a little girl, learning about solar eclipses in school. Frankly, the teachers put the fear of God into me regarding not looking at the sun directly.
Now another solar eclipe is approaching and  below is a clip of the path of the upcoming eclipse and where it can best be seen. Happy viewing!

palm realty activities happenings: Landing of a SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket on Solid Ground - 08/16/17 11:21 AM
I have blogged repeatedly about Elon Musk and SpaceX are revolutionizing the space industry. I love that SpaceX is re-using their rockets to cut down on space garbage orbiting the Earth.
Initially they had their rockets landing on platforms out in the ocean. There were a couple of set backs, but, they quickly pulled out of that and started landing on terra firma.
Click below to see what a rocket landing on Earth  looks like!


palm realty activities happenings: I Want to Learn to Lobster... - 08/14/17 11:48 AM
Florida's lobster season is now open, and it will continue until March 31st of next year. Two central Florida ladies hit it big over the weekend when they went diving in 40 feet of water off Sebastian Inlet in Vero Beach and came back with 5 decent sized lobsters, the largest of which was over 5 pounds.
Pam Murphy of Melbourne and Valerie Simonson of Rockledge went diving off of Pam's dads boat. Both ladies are experienced divers.
Man I want to learn how to go catch lobsters!

palm realty activities happenings: SpaceX to Launch Rocket August 14, 2017 - 08/10/17 09:29 AM
Elon Musk and SpaceX are doing it again. An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will lift off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A to carry supplies and equipment to the International Space Station - ISS  on a Dragon Capsule. This will be SpaceX’s 12th mission under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract.  The launch window opens at 12:31pm Eastern Standard Time.
An interesting factoid is that the ISS  or International Space Station  has been continuously occupied since November 2000. In the last 17 years, more than 200 people and a variety of international and commercial spacecraft have visited the orbiting laboratory. … (2 comments)

palm realty activities happenings: SpaceX targeting Monday for launch of "Flight Proven" Falcon 9 Rocket - 06/15/17 10:01 AM
We were originally hearing that SpaceX was going to launch a "flight proven" Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday, but, today they announced that the earliest launch date would be Monday. A "flight proven" Rocket is one that has been previously launched and landed here on the Space Coast. This  launch will be to put the BulgariaSat-1 communications satellite into orbit. coming
The  8,000 pound satellite will be the first geostationary satellite, (meaning it will match the speed of Earth's rotation and stay in a fixed position over Bulgaria) and is designed to deliver communications signals for Bulgaria and television programming to the … (0 comments)

palm realty activities happenings: Satellite Beach Gets New Upscale Housing Development - 06/14/17 01:29 PM
A former housing site for Patrick Air Force Base on the east side of Highway A1A in Satellite Beach has been sold with plans to convert the 27.44 acre site into an upscale residential community.
The exclusive, high end gated community will include luxury 2 story penthouses units with over 4,000 square feet priced at over $1 million.
Presently there are 105 houses on the property that will need to be vacated. Those existing structures be torn down to make way for the new development. So for those Buyers out there that would love to live beachside, but, want new construction, rejoice, this … (1 comments)

palm realty activities happenings: Rogue River Taproom Opens With An Open House In Indialantic - 06/09/17 09:26 AM

There is a new restaurant called Rogue River Taproom  that is going to be like nothing seen before on the Space Coast!  Chris Engleby, who is the former regional manager for The Fat Snook and Crush 11, is opening Rogue River Taproom in Indialantic.
Rogue River  is a restaurant like none other. Yes it is a taproom, yes there will be 16 different beers on tap. The big difference is that Chris and his chef (who comes from Ocean 302), are raising the bar on their food to a new level!
Rogue River Taproom  is hosting an Open House event tomorrow June … (0 comments)

palm realty activities happenings: Florida Included in America's Fastest Growing Cities For 2017 - 04/13/17 09:31 AM
You may remember my recent blog regarding the best 9 cities in Florida in which to live as per U.S. News & World Report. Well, Forbes has now come out with a list of the 25 fastest growing cities in the United States. I was surprised to see many of the same communities on both lists. Here are the Florida cities that made Forbes list for 2017.

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
Population Growth 2016: 3.39% (rank: #1)
Projected Pop. Growth 2017: 3.61% (1) Job Growth 2016: 3.93% (5)
Proj. Job Growth 2017: 3.83% (1) Real Gross Metro Product Growth 2016: 4.42% (4)

palm realty activities happenings: 9 Best Places To Live In Florida - 04/10/17 12:07 PM
U.S. News & World Report has released its 2017 list of the 100 Best Places To Live in The USA. My hometown of Denver ranked #2 on the list, but there are 9,  yes count 'um 9 cities in Florida made the list. Not bad! Here are those 9 cities and way they rank...
1. Sarasota (ranked #21 on the top 100)
Flickr/katie weilbacher Sarasota's beautiful beaches and celebration of the arts make it a great place to visit or live.
2. Tampa (ranked #35 on the top 100)
Flickr/katie weilbacher Tampa earned its spot because of the opportunities of … (4 comments)





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