Page 6 - The Heights of Jupiter - August '18
P. 6

Page 6, North Palm Beach Heights
      Commissioner’s Update

      Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse                           nationally significant historical, natural, cultural, scientific,     Through  a  partnership  with  the  Loxahatchee River

      Outstanding Natural Area                           educational, scenic, and recreational values of the federal   Historical Society, JILONA offers interpretive exhibits, tours,
                                                                                                           and programs to over 75,000 visitors annually, enjoyed by
                                                         land surrounding the lighthouse for the benefit of present
                                                         and future generations of people in the United States. It is   students and ecotourists from around the globe. Another
      By Commissioner Hal                                the only unit of the national conservation lands east of the   of the featured structures is the Tindall house, Palm Beach
      Valeche                                            Mississippi River and the only site managed by the Bureau   County’s oldest known residence. A walk along the hardened
        The  Jupiter  Inlet                              of Land Management’s Eastern States. A celebration on May   trail and boardwalk will take you through native and restored
      Lighthouse is an iconic                            8 honored the 10th anniversary of this designation.  Florida coastal habitats and tropical hardwood hammocks.
      symbol of the town as well                           The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area     The Florida Department of Environmental Protection
      as an identifying feature                          (JILONA) preserves over 5,000 years of Florida history,   Greenways and Trails and the Florida Parks Service report
      in northern Palm Beach                             Native American heritage, early river pioneer settlements,   that outdoor recreation is a major economic driver in this
      County, and there is not a                         U.S. Lighthouse Service era, and World War II. The 156-foot   state, employing more than information technology and
      festival  around  where  an                        lighthouse is the oldest existing structure in Palm Beach   aviation/aerospace industries combined. This industry
      artist has not depicted the                        County, dating from 1860, and continues as an active U.S.   contributes $58.6 billion annually for our economy and
      majestic red brick edifice in                      Coast Guard aid to maritime navigation.           generates $3.5 billion in state and local tax revenue.
      a painting or photograph.                            Sitting at the convergence of the Indian and Loxahatchee     The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area
        This historical beacon of light  and  the surrounding   Rivers, JILONA bears archaeological evidence of continuous   is a unique and historically significant site, contributing an
      126 acres of natural lands on which it sits holds the proud   Native American habitation from 3000 B.C. until 1763 A.D.   annual local economic impact of more than $5 million. I
      designation as one of only three outstanding natural areas   The site earned a place on the National Register of Historic   encourage you to visit and enjoy this jewel in North County.
      in the entire United States. Designated by Congress in   Places in 1973. It is home to four sensitive habitats and 26     As always, please contact me if I can be of assistance at
      2008 to protect, conserve, and enhance the unique and   special status species.                      (561) 355-2201 or by email at
      I Didn’t Know That ... Bet You Didn’t Know It Either

      Fascinating trivia facts                           insane prices. Her spangled dress worn while singing Happy   contact with patients, and they do so even after work hours
      compiled by Stanley                                Birthday to Kennedy sold for well over $1.2 million, and the   when they don’t come in contact with other people. Using a
      Morgenbesser                                       famous white dress worn in The Seven-Year Itch went for   hand sanitizer just doesn’t cut it; they reduce the number of
      What Was The First Chain                           the same price as the crypt above her: $4.6 million. Tommy   microbes we carry on our hands but don’t eliminate them. In
      Of Hamburger Restaurants                           Hilfiger bought a pair of her Levis for $42,500 and then gifted   addition, wipe the shopping cart handle with an antibacterial
      In The United States?                              them to a young Britney Spears.                   wet wipe, in light of a study published in 2012, in which 72
        The first White Castle                           What Should You Use To Clean The Surface Of Your   percent of the shopping carts were found to contain harmful
      location  opened  in  1921,                        Electronics?                                      bacteria, 51 percent of which are E. coli bacteria.
      making it the first American                         Electronics such as computers, laptops and cell phones,   Which Country Has The Tallest Population?
      fast-food burger chain. White                      are a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Therefore,     The average height being 6 feet, the Dutch people are
      Castle is also generally                           disinfecting them regularly is a must. Rubbing alcohol is one   the tallest in the world. Something must be in that European
      credited as the first fast-food                    of the best things you can use. Simply dab some on a cotton   water, as Germany, Denmark, and Norway populations aren’t
      chain in the United States. Founder Bill Ingram used $700   ball and use it to clean the surface of your phone, mouse,   too far below the Dutch.
      to open the starting location and started serving the chain’s   and keyboard.                        When Will The Sun Burn Out?
      signature burgers. The chain is known for its small, square   Why Do Doctors And Nurses Get Sick Less Often Than     Five billion years from now, in fact – before the sun turns
      hamburgers, sometimes referred to as “sliders.” The burgers   Their Patients?                        into a red giant and engulfs our planet. So far, the star that
      were initially priced at 5 cents until 1929, and remained at 10     They don’t touch their faces! Usually, the transmission of   powers our solar system has burned about half of its hydrogen
      cents until 1949. On Jan. 14, 2014, Time labeled the White   illnesses is from hands, noses, eyes, and mouths. Use a tissue   reserves, which is impressive considering the star converts
      Castle slider the most influential burger of all time.   or your forearm. Also if you chew your fingernails you should   about 600 million tons of hydrogen into energy per second.
      Twenty-seven People Died Building The Brooklyn Bridge.   make every effort to stop this nasty habit; under your nails is   But beware: Living creatures will likely need to hightail it
      Who Was The First One To Die?                      a good place for bacteria to accumulate, and putting them in   off the planet long before we get eaten up by the sun. Within
        The most bizarre death was actually the first one:   your mouth is a surefire way of allowing them to enter your   the next billion years, the sun will grow so large it will boil
      John Roebling, the Brooklyn Bridge’s designer and chief   body. Doctors and nurses are used to washing hands after   our oceans and make Earth uninhabitable.
      engineer, died suddenly of a freak accident just weeks before
      construction kicked off. While he was taking a compass
      reading at the East River, a boat smashed into his foot and        MoCk JUrors NEEdEd
      crushed some of his toes. Two weeks later, Roebling was
      dead from tetanus.
      Which Is The Southernmost City In The Continental
      United States?                                         Earn a Minimum of $110 Upon Completion
        Key West is the southernmost city in the contiguous
      United States. One of the most popular things to do in Key
      West is to snap a photo with the colorful buoy marking                      **** New Applicants Only Need To Apply ****
      the southernmost point of the United States. Sitting at the
      intersection of Whitehead and South streets, the striped buoy   Spend 6-10 hours on one given night, weekday or weekend serving as a juror in a
      is just 90 miles north of Cuba. Next to it you’ll also find a   mock trial to evaluate settlement of an actual court case. If you have a valid FL DL or
      plaque dedicated to Cubans who have lost their lives trying   State ID, a U.S. citizen & eligible to vote, enroll with us on:
      to reach America. Today it is one of the most visited and   (please fill out online form completely for consideration) or only if you do
      photographed attractions in the United States.
      How Much Money Did Marilyn Monroe Receive For            not have access to a computer call: 1-800-544-5798. (online sign-up preferred.)
      Her Clothes?                                                                 mock trials will be held in Lake Worth, FL.
        Monroe’s closet has a history of selling for some pretty
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8