Judge rules in favor of Jupiter in legal battle over music at Harbourside Place

JUPITER, Fla. - The Town of Jupiter has received a big victory when it comes to its ongoing legal battle over music at Harbourside Place.

The dispute between Harbourside and the town started when residents living at Water's Edge, directly across the Intracoastal from Harbourside, started complaining about the noise level coming from Harbourside's amphitheater. 

"Harbourside is a beautiful place and they do a great job, but the music thing is a problem for everybody and I’m sure they’re trying to find a solution," said Bill Cohen, of Jupiter.

According to court documents, the town and Harbourside tried to solve the issue, but in 2016 the town ultimately adopted a new noise ordinance. Harbourside argued the noise ordinance violated its constitutional rights.

However, on Thursday, a judge denied the development's request for a…

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Woman known for piano music to play a new tune

JUPITER, Fla. - Kathi Kretzer has spent her life living and breathing music, especially piano music. "I started piano lessons when I was six, my father was a minister and my mother was a piano teacher, so I grew up playing in the church."

And she has spent her adult life -- more than 40 years -- in the piano business.

Now she feels it's the time to retire, so she's closing the doors of her Jupiter piano store-- Kretzer Piano. "I'm going to be 65 next month and I just decided to go out while I'm still healthy and happy and business is strong and thriving."

Because her business thrived, Kretzer said that provided her opportunities to get involved in the community. In addition to playing at concerts with other piano teachers, in 2013 she started the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation.

"We provide music lessons for poor children a…

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