The Young Friends of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County | 2014-2015 season 

Cocktails in Paradise: Square Grouper

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COCKTAILS IN PARADISE:  Square Grouper Tiki Bar “Jupiter’s original watering hole”

Cocktails in Paradise celebrated the History of the Jupiter Inlet

West Palm Beach, FL | November 7, 2013 - Cocktails in Paradise carried on its mission celebrating Palm Beach County History on October 16th at the Square Grouper in Jupiter. Grouper owner and Palm Beach County native Jimmy Burg hosted the evening along with Jeremy Johnson and Jamie Stuve, Presidents and CEO’s of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County and the Loxahatchee River Historical Society respectively. The 1860 landmark Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and waterfront History Museum, operated by the Loxahatchee River Historical Society served as the evening’s backdrop and inspiration. Ninety guests were in attendance sipping “Grouper Punch” created for the event by Bar Manager Brian Panczak, and discovering the history of the inlet from Lighthouse docent Todd Aichele and Board Members Margaret Pearson and Jim St Pierre.

Historical Society Board Member and Young Friends Chairmen Scott Velozo; and “Paradise” Visionaries Ann Margo Cannon and Chloe Speakman were there to meet and greet, accompanied by Young Friends Steering Committee member and Discover Palm Beach Industry Relations Specialist Brittany Schnorr and Dina Turner from the Society’s Official Magazine Sponsor Palm Beach Illustrated. Others who came out to the waterfront were Jupiter residents Carol and Tom Kirchhoff, Historical Society of Palm Beach County Board Chairmen Grier Pressly with his wife Kristy, Preservation Foundation’s Amanda Skier, and Palm Beach’s Landmark Commissioner Ted Cooney.

The Young Friends of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County host this series in an effort to partner with other history and civic organizations in hopes to illustrate the relationship between individuals and the historic organizations that preserve their legacy. Each event in the Cocktails in Paradise series features a notable event, monument or individual of significance in our County history. Proceeds from the series benefit Traveling Educational Trunks for classrooms.

The next Cocktails in Paradise event will be held in January 2014. A public campaign to select the location is currently underway on the Historical Society of Palm Beach County Facebook page.

More information, along with sponsorship opportunities, is available by contacting Melissa Sullivan at the Historical Society of Palm Beach County 561-832-4164, 106 |

Learn more about Historical Society of Palm Beach County by visiting, and visit the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum at

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