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Hop on over to Lake Worth Beach’s Bonfire on Friday

The Lake Worth Beach Bonfire started in 1997 as a low-key event, attended mostly by locals. The event has certainly changed over the years. “Now it has grown in not only size, but popularity,” said Lauren Bennett, Lake Worth’s Assistant Leisure Services Director. “Not only are we the only beach in the county that hosts bonfires, but also one of the few beaches in the state...
Lake Worth nixes woman’s plan to turn property into hotel, music, bar

Lake Worth nixes woman’s plan to turn property into hotel, music, bar

Mary Sisoian went before Lake Worth’s City Commission this past week with a request. She wanted to rezone her site at 18 S. Palmway Drive, property records show she bought for $525,000 in 2005, from medium density multi-family residential to downtown. On Oct. 4, the city’s Planning and Zoning Board approved Sisoian running a bed and breakfast from the location. READ: How will Lake Worth&rsquo...
Three fun things happening in Lake Worth

Three fun things happening in Lake Worth

1. Art Meets Jazz on J Street Exhibition in Gallery, through Feb. 6, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street.Check out Jazz on J Street inspired photography, sketch art, fine and mixed media artwork. 2. Paint Your Wagon, Lake Worth Playhouse, 713, Lake Avenue. In California in May 1853, Ben Rumson strikes gold and establishes a community in his own name. The show follows the...
Trump protesters mark one-year anniversary with South Ocean shutdown

Trump protesters mark one-year anniversary with South Ocean shutdown

Usually known as a scenic and tranquil stretch of oceanfront mansions and palm trees, South Ocean Boulevard took on a far different look Saturday when it was briefly taken over by hundreds of feisty marchers protesting President Donald Trump’s first year in office. Holding colorful signs and yelling into bullhorns with chants like “Hey-hey, ho-ho, Donald Trump has got to go,&rsquo...
Shutdown nixes Trump visit; party goes on with son Eric headlining

Shutdown nixes Trump visit; party goes on with son Eric headlining

The federal government shutdown led President Donald Trump to cancel plans to celebrate the anniversary of his first year in office at a $100,000-per-couple fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday. As of Saturday evening, the fundraiser was still set to go on with presidential son Eric Trump and his wife, Lara Trump, and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel as headliners. About...
PHOTOS: Hundreds of bikers take part in Cruizin’ for Crime Stoppers

PHOTOS: Hundreds of bikers take part in Cruizin’ for Crime Stoppers

About 500 bikers packed into the area around Wellington’s Village Hall on Saturday morning before heading out on an 85-mile ride to raise money for Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County. The eighth annual Cruizin’ for Crime Stoppers motorcycle ride took participants on a route up Forest Hill Boulevard to Southern Boulevard, out to the Pahokee Marina for a quick break, and then back...
NEW: Star polo player’s sons carry on legacy with wine label

NEW: Star polo player’s sons carry on legacy with wine label

A wine label with its roots in Wellington’s championship polo community is gaining a following in the village, thanks in part to its amiable ambassadors: the polo-playing sons of the late Carlos Gracida Sr., one of the best players the sport has ever seen. Gracida Legacy Wine will be featured at The Grille Fashion Cuisine restaurant’s monthly wine pairing dinner on Thursday. Presenting...
Hundreds of protesters gather in Palm Beach for president’s one-year in office

Hundreds of protesters gather in Palm Beach for president’s one-year in office

Update 2:00 p.m.: President Trump posted a tweet about today being “a perfect day for all Women to March” to celebrate lowest female unemployment in 18 years.  Women’s marches are happening this weekend in cities across the country in protest of Trump’s election.  <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><...
Boynton towing issues: City loses car involved in 2016 attack on woman

Boynton towing issues: City loses car involved in 2016 attack on woman

Joseph Costa pushed his girlfriend to the ground and jumped into his blue 2011 Chevy Cruze. He revved the engine, backed the car up and drove over her. He drove forward, dragging the woman under the car, witnesses told Boynton Beach police. Officers had Costa in cuffs, and an attempted murder case. But about two months later they learned they didn’t have a main piece...
Death penalty trial begins in 2013 death of man who answered escort ad

Death penalty trial begins in 2013 death of man who answered escort ad

As Gustavo Mora Falsetti Cabral’s widow cried silently in a Palm Beach County courtroom, a prosecutor on Friday described the final harrowing moments of Cabral’s life. After he answered an escort ad on the website Backpage.com, Assistant State Attorney Aleathea McRoberts explained to a jury, Cabral was robbed, kidnapped and tortured until someone — either Jefty Joseph or Ilmart Christophe...
Palm Springs police looking for hit-run driver who struck pedestrian

Palm Springs police looking for hit-run driver who struck pedestrian

Palm Springs police need the public’s help in finding a driver who seriously injured a pedestrian then fled the scene. The crash took place Wednesday at around 6:45 p.m. in the 3600 block of S. Military Trail, according to a police spokesman. The victim, a 50-year-old man, was walking eastbound crossing Military Trail when he was struck by a dark-colored pick-up truck traveling in the northbound...
UPDATE: All northbound Turnpike lanes reopen in Palm City

UPDATE: All northbound Turnpike lanes reopen in Palm City

Update 6:25 p.m.: All northbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike have reopened, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. Update 6:15 p.m.: One lane of northbound Florida’s Turnpike has reopened as authorities continue to investigate a rollover crash in Palm City, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office reports. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that one person sustained minor injuries. Original...
UPDATE: Police identify man killed in Delray Beach crash

UPDATE: Police identify man killed in Delray Beach crash

A 46-year-old Lake Worth man has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash that occurred in Delray Beach early Sunday. Police say that Allen L. Mitchell was struck by a vehicle shortly before 2 a.m Sunday as he attempted to cross in the 1600 block of West Atlantic Avenue. Mitchell was not in the crosswalk when he was struck by an eastbound Nissan Sentra, police said. He died at Delray Medical...
UPDATE: Police ID man killed in West Palm shooting, 2 others injured

UPDATE: Police ID man killed in West Palm shooting, 2 others injured

Update 10:55 a.m.: City police have identified a man killed in a shooting in West Palm Beach Friday afternoon, injuring two others. At around 4 p.m., officers responded to the 1200 block of Sapodilla Avenue, where 56-year-old Daniel Boynton was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Sgt. Dennis Hardiman Jr. with West Palm Beach Police. Officers found two other victims with gunshot wounds. One...
Gardens cop joins top tier of law enforcement as FBI Academy grad

Gardens cop joins top tier of law enforcement as FBI Academy grad

A Palm Beach Gardens officer who discovered his passion for police work in a teen career exploration program joined the upper echelon of law enforcement when he graduated from the FBI National Academy in December. RELATED: Boynton chief joins elite group to graduate from FBI National Academy Maj. Paul Rogers, 37, handed off his responsibilities to head to the academy in Quantico, Va. He took upper-level...
NEW: Officials balk, say Westlake’s plan creates opening for more homes

NEW: Officials balk, say Westlake’s plan creates opening for more homes

A glimpse at the potential of massive growth for the fledgling city of Westlake didn’t look good to a regional planning council Friday. “They’re trying to build Fort Lauderdale in The Acreage, and we absolutely cannot sustain that under any scenario,” said Palm Beach County Mayor Melissa McKinlay, who is a member of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council. Westlake, represented...
NEW: Jupiter teen beaten, robbed in botched marijuana deal; 5 arrested

NEW: Jupiter teen beaten, robbed in botched marijuana deal; 5 arrested

A Jupiter High School student looking to buy marijuana was robbed and beaten last month by five other teenagers, barely a block from where an 18-year-old was killed in 2015. The Dec. 27 armed battery on Third Street south of Indiantown Road started with a Snapchat from the 15-year-old student asking about buying marijuana, town police records state. The would-be dealer didn’t have anything to...
Trump in Palm Beach: President may arrive Saturday in time for campaign fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago

Trump in Palm Beach: President may arrive Saturday in time for campaign fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago

Update 3:58 p.m.: Still no word on whether the president will make his planned trip to Palm Beach if there is a government shutdown. This post shows how the Secret Service sweeps guest rooms at Mar-a-Lago. Update 1:11 p.m.: A new security alert issued by the FAA today indicates the president could arrive at Palm Beach International Airport after 7:30 a.m. Saturday.  The new alert to pilots shows...
House Speaker: Florida lawmakers to weigh oversight of high-speed rail

House Speaker: Florida lawmakers to weigh oversight of high-speed rail

House Speaker Richard Corcoran said a push by some lawmakers for state oversight of high-speed passenger rail will get consideration during this year’s legislative session. But he offered little detail, as opponents want to put the brakes on a controversial new rail service in South Florida following a second recent death on the tracks. »RELATED: The latest in Florida political news Corcoran...
Voice your opinion at West Palm’s upcoming Safe Streets Summit

Voice your opinion at West Palm’s upcoming Safe Streets Summit

1. Safe Streets Summit. The 5th Annual Safe Streets Summit, Feb. 1 and 2 at City Hall and the Hilton West Palm Beach respectively, brings together national speakers, public officials, technical staff and community partners to elevate efforts to implement safe and fair facilities for all modes of transportation. The conference will highlight the tools and elements that can help our residents love where...
West Palm police officer arrested for theft

West Palm police officer arrested for theft

A West Palm Beach police officer has been arrested after she allegedly stole cash during a criminal investigation. Officer Crystal Homic, 34, of Royal Palm Beach, surrendered at the Palm Beach County Jail Friday to face charges of theft and official misconduct. She was placed on administrative leave after police investigators alleged that she took $100 from a man who was arrested in December...
Trump’s Year One: There’s much more to his time in Palm Beach than just golf

Trump’s Year One: There’s much more to his time in Palm Beach than just golf

President Donald Trump is gaining fast on John F. Kennedy for most time spent here by a commander-in-chief. Approaching Saturday’s one-year anniversary of his taking the oath of office, Trump has spent about 10 percent of his presidency in Palm Beach County. Through last weekend, the president had made 11 visits totalling about 37 days in Palm Beach County. Most of that time has been...
NEW: Man accused of leaving 3 children alone in Boynton park

NEW: Man accused of leaving 3 children alone in Boynton park

A 38-year-old man faces criminal charges after he allegedly left three young children unattended at a Boynton Beach park. Police arrested Antwan Willingham on Jan. 12 on three counts of child neglect. He remained in the custody at the Palm Beach County Jail Thursday in lieu of $15,000 bail. Jail records do not list a current address for Willingham. A 28-year-old woman told police she left the...
NEW: Mom of man killed in ‘pipe plug’ accident near Boynton files suit

NEW: Mom of man killed in ‘pipe plug’ accident near Boynton files suit

The mother of a man killed in a “freak accident” in suburban Boynton Beach in November filed a lawsuit demanding the item that fatally injured her son be made available: A pipe plug. Lynda Dillon filed suit last week requesting that the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Sunbelt Rentals, the owner of the plug, and The Plumbing Experts, Inc., the company her son worked for, must...
West Palm man has every childhood toy you wish you hadn’t thrown away

West Palm man has every childhood toy you wish you hadn’t thrown away

On their first date, he asked her what she collected. When she said, “stamps,” he gave her another chance. “What’s your favorite TV show from when you were growing up?” he asked. When she answered, “The original Charlie’s Angels,” he told her she should start collecting “Charlie’s Angels” toys. And in that way, Kimmie Magee acquired...
Second person arrested in ‘bizarre’ Palm Springs child abuse case

Second person arrested in ‘bizarre’ Palm Springs child abuse case

A second person has been arrested in the reported handcuffing of a 12-year-old to an animal crate last fall in a Palm Springs home. Casey Dersa, 32 of Palm Springs, faces kidnapping and aggravated child abuse charges stemming from an investigation that began in October. She was booked Wednesday morning into the Palm Beach County Jail and released that night on a $15,000 surety bond. Her husband...
How will Lake Worth’s road repairs affect street painting festival?

How will Lake Worth’s road repairs affect street painting festival?

Lake Worth is in the middle of a $40 million road project and some of the work has stirred up some questions. “The only concern I have is related to dust,” Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell said. “Keep throwing water down.” Another query came from Commissioner Andy Amoroso, who wanted to know when work would start on 2nd Avenue South — one of the streets near the city’s...
Tacky or trendy? ‘Brewery’ sign mars famous artist’s downtown masterpiece

Tacky or trendy? ‘Brewery’ sign mars famous artist’s downtown masterpiece

Think of it this way: Leonardo da Vinci gives you the Mona Lisa. You hang it in your museum. Then you nail an illuminated “Drink Coca Cola” sign on her. OK, it’s not that, but kinda. Havana-born artist Jose Bedia painted his masterpiece, a mural at 332 Evernia St. in downtown West Palm Beach, as part of the city’s first Canvas Outdoor Museum Show in 2015. Bedia paintings grace...

Money for Gardens storm shelter, Glades roads clear early hurdles

Bills that would provide millions of dollars for several projects in Palm Beach County on advanced out of two House appropriations subcommittees on Thursday. “It was a successful week for Palm Beach County,” said Rebecca de la Rosa, the county’s legislative affairs director via email. “I am appreciative of the collaboration between the Palm Beach County Delegation.” »...
Nouman Raja files ‘Stand Your Ground’ claim in Corey Jones shooting

Nouman Raja files ‘Stand Your Ground’ claim in Corey Jones shooting

Calling it “a classic case of self-defense,” lawyers for former Palm Beach Gardens Officer Nouman Raja are asking a judge to dismiss manslaughter and attempted murder charges against him for the October 2015 shooting death of 31-year-old stranded motorist Corey Jones. Raja’s lawyers in court documents filed Thursday are asking Circuit Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer to dismiss...
Sportcaster, former NFL player Ahmad Rashad selling Gardens home

Sportcaster, former NFL player Ahmad Rashad selling Gardens home

Former Minnesota Viking and NBC sportscaster Ahmad Rashad has put his Palm Beach Gardens home on the market, realtor.com reports. Rashad is listing his 3-bedroom, 4 1/2-bathroom house in Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club for $740,000. The home has a two-car garage and a pool that’s surrounded by thick landscaping for privacy, but the landscaping could be trimmed for views of one of...
NEW: 1 dead, five injured in crash near Palm Springs, road closed

NEW: 1 dead, five injured in crash near Palm Springs, road closed

One person is dead and five are in the hospital after a crash near Palm Springs Thursday evening, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Crews were called to a multiple-vehicle crash near Melaleuca Lane and Congress Avenue at 5 p.m. Several people were trapped inside a vehicle that was on fire, according to Capt. Albert Borroto, the spokesperson for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. One person was...
Palm Beach developer admits to lying to bankroll Vero condo project

Palm Beach developer admits to lying to bankroll Vero condo project

A 74-year-old developer who operated from offices in Palm Beach faces a possible five-year prison sentence after admitting to a federal judge on Thursday that he submitted phony documents to banks to keep an oceanfront condominium project in Vero Beach afloat. Once facing eight counts of bank fraud, George Heaton pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to commit the offense...
NEW: Here’s why hundreds of bikers will be in Wellington this weekend

NEW: Here’s why hundreds of bikers will be in Wellington this weekend

An 85-mile fundraising motorcycle ride will bring hundreds of bikers to Wellington on Saturday morning. The seventh annual Cruizin’ for Crime Stoppers ride launches from the area around Village Hall, with “kickstands up” at 10:30 a.m. “This is our major fundraiser for rewards, so we’ve got to do it to the top,” Crime Stoppers board of directors president Anthony...
44-year-old man is year’s first homicide victim in Delray Beach

44-year-old man is year’s first homicide victim in Delray Beach

A 44-year-old man was shot and killed early Thursday in Delray Beach within feet of a church, according to police. Alaster Anton King died after he was shot multiple times by an unknown assailant. The shooting took place shortly before 1 a.m. at the corner of Southwest 12th Avenue and Southwest 1st Street, just south of West Atlantic Avenue and east of Interstate 95. City police remained on the scene...
NEW: West Palm agrees to Grassy Waters cleanup near Ibis

NEW: West Palm agrees to Grassy Waters cleanup near Ibis

The city of West Palm Beach and South Florida Water Management District have agreed to a cleanup plan for pollution from Ibis Golf & Country Club into the city’s main water supply, Grassy Waters Preserve, averting a multimillion-dollar re-engineering of the community’s lakes and filtration area but requiring lower-priced fixes and a promise that the city will remove nuisance vegetation...
State OKs making S. Dixie Highway a two-lane road leading into core of West Palm

State OKs making S. Dixie Highway a two-lane road leading into core of West Palm

A redesigned South Dixie Highway, with fewer travel lanes but a central turn lane, on-street parking for businesses, more landscaping and room for pedestrians and bicyclists, has won approval from the state’s district transportation office. The plan would take the mile-and-a-half stretch from Okeechobee Boulevard to Albemarle Road and reduce it from four lanes to two with an additional...
COMMENTARY: Wine-tasting at Cooper’s Hawk hits mark for mall’s future

COMMENTARY: Wine-tasting at Cooper’s Hawk hits mark for mall’s future

Long after Santa has gone back to the North Pole and the crowds have cleared out from foodie events and charitable lunches, one end of The Gardens Mall struggles to entice shoppers. RELATED: Dining review: Wine-loving Cooper’s Hawk brings bold flavors to The Gardens Mall Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant offers a glimmer of hope where Sears has floundered and the Gap closing is imminent...
New plan for South Dixie Highway parcel in West Palm Beach

New plan for South Dixie Highway parcel in West Palm Beach

Owners of the aged Prospect Place office center in West Palm Beach are going low, instead of high, for a planned redevelopment. Time Equities, which owns the 3111 S. Dixie Highway site, this month filed plans with the city to build 300 luxury apartments in six low-rise buildings. Three buildings rising three stories would be built along Dixie Highway, with 17,000 square feet of retail space on the...
This weekend in Gardens: Smokey the Bear and an early Mardi Gras bash

This weekend in Gardens: Smokey the Bear and an early Mardi Gras bash

1. Fire Rescue Open House. Children can meet Smokey the Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog at a free Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue open house that’s 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Fire Station 1, 4425 Burns Road. There will be interactive games for children, a coloring contest and fire rescue and police SWAT team demonstrations with an emergency vehicle and a robot. Food from Chick-fil-A, Chicago...
Dynamic water color, oil painting exhibits on display in Gardens

Dynamic water color, oil painting exhibits on display in Gardens

A new set of colorful paintings is brightening up the Burns Road Recreation Center. RELATED: How three weeks of isolation on Lake Superior shaped a Gardens artist “Art x 2,” oil paintings by local artists Marci Bulitt and Roma Josephs, will be on display at the recreation center through Feb. 21. The exhibit is part of the GardensArt program, in which local and nationally recognized artists...
Historic Delray cottage near W. Atlantic Ave. opens as career center... will it signal changes?

Historic Delray cottage near W. Atlantic Ave. opens as career center... will it signal changes?

DELRAY BEACH — A career center opened in a tiny historic cottage in an underdeveloped part of downtown Delray Beach anticipating transformative changes in the near future. Through a partnership between the city and nonprofit CareerSource Palm Beach County, Delray Career Cottage, a nonprofit that offers job training, recruitment and hiring services to the public, opened Thursday at...
NEW: Martin deputies arrest Miami-Dade trio on burglary charges

NEW: Martin deputies arrest Miami-Dade trio on burglary charges

Three Miami-Dade County residents were booked into the Martin County Jail early Thursday after they allegedly were caught with various burglary tools and a map of local marinas. Martin County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Damian Llanes, 29, Xiomara Alfaro-Porto, 22 and Yovany Valera-Gonzalez, 19, following a traffic stop Wednesday night in the Golden Gate area of Stuart. The three were...
“This sure ain’t no ****hole!” Fox News host Jeanine Pirro tells Mar-a-Lago crowd

“This sure ain’t no ****hole!” Fox News host Jeanine Pirro tells Mar-a-Lago crowd

Update 9:18 p.m.: Jeanine Pirro, host of Fox News Channel's Justice with Judge Jeanine, opened her remarks to the packed ballroom with a poke at the profane word the president allegedly used do describe Haiti and countries in Africa.  "Welcome to Mar-a-Lago. A magnificent place. It sure ain't no s***hole!" Pirro spoke for about 15 mintues and inspired a rally-like response...
NEW: After multiple train deaths, a call for action and education

NEW: After multiple train deaths, a call for action and education

A growing chorus of local leaders on Thursday said more must be done to warn the public about the danger of ignoring railroad safety gates after two people were struck and killed by Brightline trains in less than a week. But despite mounting concern over the deaths, it was unclear late Thursday who would lead such a public awareness campaign. In both cases, officials said those killed were on the...
UPDATE: Palm City man, 85, found unharmed

UPDATE: Palm City man, 85, found unharmed

Update 3:55 p.m.: Ambroise Searle has been found unharmed, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said. Original story: An 85-year-old Palm City man has gone missing and authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding him. A Silver Alert was issued for Ambroise Gary Searle. He left his home in Palm City at about 6 p.m. Thursday to go to Port St. Lucie. According to the sheriff&rsquo...
UPDATE: PBSO still searching for man missing since Dec. 31

UPDATE: PBSO still searching for man missing since Dec. 31

Pattie Lalbachan clutches the flyer bearing a photo of her of 33-year-old son, Sean Seebarran. It has been more than two weeks since she has heard from Sean, whom authorities say was in South Florida from New York to visit a relative before New Year’s Day. “I think something is terribly wrong,” said Lalbachan, who is in West Palm Beach from New York to search for her son. &ldquo...

Ibuprofen appears to mess with male hormones. Should you be worried?

In recent decades, prompted by concerns that men’s sperm quality is declining, researchers have looked at things they suspect of potentially disrupting the body’s endocrine system - from chemicals in water bottles to WiFi laptops to wearing tight underwear instead of boxers. You can add ibuprofen to the list. In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,...
Lifestyle changes for better blood pressure

Lifestyle changes for better blood pressure

If you’re worried about high blood pressure, there are some things you can do beyond taking appropriate medication. The American Heart Association (AHA) points to some not-so-difficult lifestyle changes to delay or lower high pressure and reduce the risk of illnesses associated with it, such as heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. Here’s some of what the AHA recommends: - Get regular...
So what’s high blood pressure?

So what’s high blood pressure?

When headlines about new blood pressure guidelines pinged across my phone recently, I remembered a man my inpatient team had admitted to the hospital not long ago. He had gotten up in the middle of the night to use the toilet and passed out, hitting his head on the floor. The first people to find him described him twitching, so he initially got a battery of tests to determine whether he was having...
5 reasons not to diet in 2018, and what to do instead

5 reasons not to diet in 2018, and what to do instead

January, a.k.a. National Dieting Month, is once again upon us. Before you sign up for another a restrictive eating plan that has been designed by someone who doesn’t even know you, here are five reasons to opt out of diet culture this year. 1. Diets don’t work. Anyone who says they have found the proven way to lose weight and keep it off is selling snake oil, and counting on repeat customers...
Flu virus spread by breathing, study finds

Flu virus spread by breathing, study finds

Most people believe that the influenza virus is spread through the coughs and sneezes of infected people, but new research published Thursday suggests that the flu virus is spread more easily than previously thought. Medical professionals believe that the virus is spread most often by “droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk,” according to the Centers for Disease Control...
5 questions every woman in her 40s should ask her doctor

5 questions every woman in her 40s should ask her doctor

Women who are in their 40s are in many cases reaching a new stage in their lives. Your children may be more independent, and you might have a well-established career. It can also be a time of change, when it's easier to gain weight, and you may start to see the first signs of menopause. Being informed about the changes you may face during your 40s is an important way to protect your health for many...
Chris Pratt loved and nuzzled his sheep. Then he ate him.

Chris Pratt loved and nuzzled his sheep. Then he ate him.

The sheep on actor Chris Pratt’s farm had a glorious life on his way to the menu. “He was groomed and shorn, his hooves medicated, de-wormed, no antibiotics necessary,” Pratt, who has filmed movies including “Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2” and “Passengers” in Atlanta, said in a lengthy Instagram post. “Surrounded by laughing loving humans, including...
Rapper Kodak Black arrested in South Florida

Rapper Kodak Black arrested in South Florida

Rapper Kodak Black was arrested Thursday in South Florida, accused of grand theft of a firearm, possession of marijuana and child neglect, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said. Black, 20, whose legal name is Dieuson Octave, also faces two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon and two counts of probation violation, the Sheriff’s Office said in its arrest report. Black was...
How to survive a break up with your best friend

How to survive a break up with your best friend

When the Four Seasons sang that bit about "breaking up is hard to do," they clearly meant romantic relationships. Breaking up with a best friend might be even harder. "Friends aren't just icing on the cake of life – they're the cake," psychologist Thelma Duffey stated in Psychology Today. "Our friends are the people we let in. They're the people who can get under...
5 questions every man in his 40s should ask his doctor

5 questions every man in his 40s should ask his doctor

Men are notorious for not wanting to go to the doctor unless they're desperate. But routine doctor's visits – especially when you hit your 40s and beyond – can help you be as healthy as possible. Getting regular care and screenings can help your doctor catch and treat issues while they're in their earliest stages. »RELATED: 4 health questions every man in his 30s should ask his doctor...
High-salt diet could cause dementia, study finds

High-salt diet could cause dementia, study finds

Consuming too much salt can be dangerous for your health. It can cause your blood pressure and cholesterol to skyrocket, but it might also cause memory loss, according to a new report.  Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York recently conducted an experiment, published in the Nature Neuroscience journal, to determine if salt was linked with memory loss. To do so, the researchers...
Wellington’s making moves in the world of ‘slow fashion’

Wellington’s making moves in the world of ‘slow fashion’

Art can be inspired by many things, but for fashion designers Anabella Montgomery and Kate Hannah the inspiration comes mostly from people and places. And lately, their muse can be found in Palm Beach County. The two women own Elizabeth, a Colorado-based label sold at Hannah’s store, Tula. The women’s clothing brand focuses on “slow fashion” made of high-quality...
Jupiter’s leader of Grand Funk Railroad: I’m a ‘weekend rock star’ now

Jupiter’s leader of Grand Funk Railroad: I’m a ‘weekend rock star’ now

Most weeks, from Monday through Thursday, Don Brewer is living the South Florida life. You can find him in his Jupiter home, hanging out with his wife, playing granddad, and enjoying the mild weather. But Friday through Sunday, he’s a rock star. RELATED: Did you know these rock stars live from Jupiter to Boca? Scratch that: Brewer, a co-founding member and backbone of the Michigan-born Grand...
Ann Curry speaks out about Matt Lauer sexual harassment allegations in new interview

Ann Curry speaks out about Matt Lauer sexual harassment allegations in new interview

Ann Curry has remained tight-lipped since the news broke of Matt Lauer’s alleged sexual misconduct, but she spoke about the scandal on “CBS This Morning.” The 61-year-old journalist and producer appeared on the program Wednesday to discuss her new PBS docuseries “We’ll Meet Again” and she was asked to speak on the scandal surrounding her disgraced former co-anchor...
Tournament: best way to honor lost fisherman is to get back on lake

Tournament: best way to honor lost fisherman is to get back on lake

The league that ran the Lake Okeechobee tournament at which pro fisherman Nik Kayler died this month said Wednesday it will get back to competitions on the lake, saying that’s the best way to honor him. The Fishing League Worldwide Tour said it will start its 23rd season Jan. 25 with an event on the lake that will draw 374 bass-fishing pros and co-anglers, with awards of...
Is feeding a cold a real thing? 5 winter health myths debunked

Is feeding a cold a real thing? 5 winter health myths debunked

You've probably heard winter health myths for years and you may have even accepted some of them as fact. From being told to bundle up, so you don't catch a cold to your neighbor swearing he got the flu from his flu shot, these myths make the rounds every winter. Mom always warned you you'd get sick if you didn't bundle up before heading out in cold weather. Her advice wasn't exactly horrible, since...
Burt Reynolds: The real reason I walk with a cane nowadays

Burt Reynolds: The real reason I walk with a cane nowadays

For those who’ve wondered about actor Burt Reynolds walking with a cane in recent years, he’s got a simple answer for you: It adds style to a senior’s step. “I have no health issues at all now,” Reynolds told “The Desert Sun” newspaper in Palm Springs, Calif. “I have a cane, which I use, not to hold myself up, but for character. I’m at that stage...
Artist illustrated President Trump tweets to help “understand him”

Artist illustrated President Trump tweets to help “understand him”

Shortly after President Trump’s inauguration, cartoonist Shannon Wheeler  was trying to put together a book of his work that had been published in “The New Yorker,” “Mad” magazine and “The Onion.” “But my heart wasn’t in it,” said Wheeler, who said at the time he was still thunderstruck by Trump’s election. “I was...
Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey's widow files wrongful death lawsuit against New York hospital

Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey's widow files wrongful death lawsuit against New York hospital

The widow of late Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey is suing the New York City hospital that treated her husband before his death in 2016. According to Reuters, Cindy Frey filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing Mount Sinai Hospital and gastroenterologist Steven Itzkowitz of negligence while treating the musician, who had ulcerative colitis, in late 2015. >> Read more trending news  The wrongful death...
3 TO SEE: “Masterfully Human,” life-size sea sculptures, photo exhibit

3 TO SEE: “Masterfully Human,” life-size sea sculptures, photo exhibit

There’s always something to do in the Palm Beaches! That’s why every week the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County helps you with three ideas — one that’s free, one that’s affordable and one that’s a splurge. Your events curator is the Cultural Concierge, a free service that provides customized cultural recommendations and more at palmbeachculture.com/concierge...
Incorporate some hygge into your home this winter

Incorporate some hygge into your home this winter

By now you have probably heard of hygge, the Danish term for cozy, contentment. While it can be incorporated into the home and year-round, the winter months are certainly the perfect time. Looking for ways to incorporate a sense of hygge this season? Begin by evaluating your whole home and then look for ways to uplift each space. Infuse scents. In nature each season brings a fresh fragrance and scent...
11 modern home decorating ideas that’ll transform any traditional space

11 modern home decorating ideas that’ll transform any traditional space

Two rules interior designers consistently remind us about decorating are to keep in mind your home’s original architecture and to try to stay true to your home’s roots. This doesn’t mean going full-blown Victorian with your furniture in a historic terrace home but rather to respect the original bones of the space, look for materials that were found in the era your home was created...
Urban retreat inspired by a special place, and a special connection

Urban retreat inspired by a special place, and a special connection

KEY PENINSULA, Wash. — You can see how an architect and a homeowner might form a genuine friendship as they formulate a design: It’s an intensely intricate process that requires bare-your-soul discussions, high-stakes give-and-take, and a whole lot of together time. In that respect, (architect) Jim Olson and (homeowner) Melissa worked a bit backward in creating her forward-looking home...
Bouquet dianthus reigns supreme for show and cut flowers

Bouquet dianthus reigns supreme for show and cut flowers

For apartment dwellers or anyone planning a party this month, paper-white narcissus are hard to beat. A pot or bowl of these pretty plants in bloom makes a great centerpiece or table decoration that you can put together yourself. Paper-white narcissus brings the garden indoors in winter, even if the bulbs never spent a day outside. They are tailor-made for people who have no garden space but have...
How to save succulents from rot in winter

How to save succulents from rot in winter

Are your succulents turning black? Are they gushy and soft when you touch them? The small accent color plants from warm dry climates slow down with the shortening of days into winter. They stop growing and therefore need no moisture besides what their bodies already hold. Yet water is continually applied, be it by rain or automatic sprinklers or a diligent overwater-er. This demonstrates why the small...
Dave Matthews Band returns with new album, summer tour

Dave Matthews Band returns with new album, summer tour

Last year, the Dave Matthews Band took a rare hiatus from the road. This summer, the band will embark on an extensive North American tour May through September, according to a Monday announcement on the band’s official website. >> Read more trending news  Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 2 on livenation.com. The band is also prepping the release of a new studio album,...
Enrique Iglesias, Anna Kournikova share photos of newborn twins

Enrique Iglesias, Anna Kournikova share photos of newborn twins

Enrique Iglesias is taking a break from his ulta-private life to share the first photo of one of his twins with the world, and so is his rumored wife, retired tennis star Anna Kournikova. >> Read more trending news  E! News reported that the singer, who welcomed twins with Kournikova in December, shared the first photo of himself snuggling one of the babies on social media on...
4 drinks that could be sabotaging your weight loss efforts

4 drinks that could be sabotaging your weight loss efforts

When you're trying to lose weight, you may not give much thought to what you drink, but those calories definitely add up! These "liquid calories" can sabotage your weight-loss efforts, and you may not feel as full as if you'd eaten the same number of calories. Many drinks also provide little to no nutrients and are often loaded with sugar, which can further hamper your weight loss....
Jane Fonda recovering after cancer removed from lip

Jane Fonda recovering after cancer removed from lip

While promoting her show “Grace and Frankie” with co-star Lily Tomlin, actress and activist Jane Fonda revealed she underwent surgery to have cancer removed. Fonda was doing an interview for Build, a live interview series, Monday and mentioned the surgery as why she had a bandage on her lower lip. >> Read more trending news  “I just want to explain...
No tease: Maltz Jupiter’s ‘Hairspray’ is a fabulous show

No tease: Maltz Jupiter’s ‘Hairspray’ is a fabulous show

“You Can’t Stop the Beat” is the hard-driving pop rock imperative that concludes two-and-a-half hours of high energy perpetual motion in “Hairspray.” The raucous and puckish show is currently at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, where the company proves once again that it too is virtually unstoppable, particularly with major, mirthful musicals. From the opening curtain&rsquo...
Oprah for president? She’s already shared the power of validation

Oprah for president? She’s already shared the power of validation

Oprah Winfrey for president? That possibility has caused a stir since last week’s Golden Globe awards, but as viewers of Winfrey’s show for spiritual seekers — “Super Soul Sunday” on her OWN network — know, Oprah will run only if she sets her intention to do so. “Intention” is one of Oprah’s top words. “The No. 1 principle that rules...
Martin Luther King Day: The Rev. King’s fight for justice in South Florida

Martin Luther King Day: The Rev. King’s fight for justice in South Florida

By Carlos Frias - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. remained holed up in his Miami hotel. For two days, police had told him it was too risky to leave the Four Ambassadors on Brickell Avenue. Death threats had been made against his life during the Southern Christian Leadership Conference meeting. Six weeks later, he would be dead. This spring marks 46 years since King, the...
How Lake Worth’s Martin Luther King mural gets worldwide attention

How Lake Worth’s Martin Luther King mural gets worldwide attention

It’s an iconic image: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s expressive face, beaming with hope and purpose, his arm stretched above the rapt crowd at the Lincoln Memorial gathered to hear what will come to be known as his pivotal “I Have A Dream” speech. But as reimagined by Brazilian muralist Eduardo Kobra, King is rendered in brilliant kaleidoscopic color against the black and white...
UK party leader's girlfriend suspended over Meghan Markle comments

UK party leader's girlfriend suspended over Meghan Markle comments

The girlfriend of the leader of Britain’s right-wing U.K. Independence Party has been suspended from the party after reportedly making racist comments about Prince Harry’s American fiancee, Meghan Markle. The Mail on Sunday published a series of messages reportedly sent by 54-year-old Henry Bolton’s 25-year-old girlfriend, Jo Marney. Marney reportedly said Markle...
Dennis Rodman arrested on DUI charge

Dennis Rodman arrested on DUI charge

Dennis Rodman reportedly has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Entertainment site TMZ broke the news that Rodman was pulled over for a traffic violation late Saturday and ended up being arrested on a DUI charge. The Associated Press, CNN and other news outlets later confirmed the arrest. >> Read more trending news  The arrest occurred around...
Aziz Ansari responds to sexual misconduct allegations

Aziz Ansari responds to sexual misconduct allegations

Comedian Aziz Ansari released a statement Sunday in response to allegations of sexual misconduct first reported on women's website Babe.net. According to the article published Saturday, a 23-year-old photographer said Ansari pressured her into having oral sex and "repeatedly asked her for sexual intercourse after she had already declined" after the pair went on a date in September....
Innovative vein treatment ends decades of suffering

Innovative vein treatment ends decades of suffering

For most vein-disease sufferers, symptoms are intially subtle and appear gradually. Such, unfortunately, was not the case for Keith Bolster. “I first started suffering from painful open leg sores when I was a teenager,” says the 43-year-old restaurant server and Davie resident. Bolster’s vulnerability to these outbreaks stems from childhood kidney cancer. As a toddler, he was diagnosed...
Sam Rockwell's vulgar ad-lib on 'SNL' has Twitter buzzing

Sam Rockwell's vulgar ad-lib on 'SNL' has Twitter buzzing

When Golden Globe-winning actor Sam Rockwell made his “Saturday Night Live” hosting debut Jan. 13, he was probably hoping to wow viewers with his impeccable comedic timing — but they ended up being stunned by his potty mouth instead. That’s right, the “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” star dropped the F-bomb during his very first sketch. The cringeworthy...
Liam Neeson says sexual harassment scandals becoming 'a witch hunt'

Liam Neeson says sexual harassment scandals becoming 'a witch hunt'

According to Liam Neeson, the sexual harassment allegations plaguing Hollywood and other industries are turning into “a bit of a witch hunt.” In an interview on Ireland’s “The Late Late Show,” the 65-year-old addressed the growing slew of accusations in the industry stemming from the bombshell claims against Harvey Weinstein in October, reported The Hill. &ldquo...
Eliza Dushku says she was molested by 'True Lies' stunt coordinator at age 12

Eliza Dushku says she was molested by 'True Lies' stunt coordinator at age 12

Actress Eliza Dushku took to Facebook on Saturday to allege that she was molested as a child by a "True Lies" stunt coordinator. "When I was 12 years old, while filming 'True Lies,' I was sexually molested by Joel Kramer, one of Hollywood's leading stunt coordinators," wrote Dushku, now 37.  "Ever since, I have struggled with how and when to disclose this, if ever. At...
Hazards of the post-New Year’s rush to gyms

Hazards of the post-New Year’s rush to gyms

January is a boom time for the fitness industry, as millions of guilt-ridden Americans flock - at least temporarily - to health clubs to try to shed excess pounds acquired over the holidays. “People eat too much, drink too much, and everyone wants to come back to the gym,” said Jose Velasquez, 40, a restaurant worker who regularly works out at an LA Fitness gym in Washington D.C. and has...
DASH into New Year

DASH into New Year

It’s one of the most effective diet strategies to bring down blood pressure and reduce dangerous inflammation. It helps us lose weight and protects almost every organ in our bodies. And hardly anyone knows about it. It’s called the DASH diet, not to be confused with the popular seasoning. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension … yawn. Yet for the past seven years...
Contrast-enhanced digital mammography comparable to breast MRI

Contrast-enhanced digital mammography comparable to breast MRI

SAN ANTONIO — Contrast-enhanced digital mammography is comparable to breast MRI in evaluating residual breast cancer after neoadjuvant endocrine therapy or chemotherapy, according to the results of a study presented by Mayo Clinic researchers at the recently held 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. “Our study aimed to compare contrast-enhanced mammography with breast MRI in evaluating...
Autism spectrum disorders appear to have stabilized among US kids

Autism spectrum disorders appear to have stabilized among US kids

Researchers have a new reason to believe that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the U.S. has reached a plateau. The evidence comes from the National Health Interview Survey, which polls American households about a variety of conditions. When a participating family includes children, one of those kids is selected at random to be included in the interview. A new question was added to the...
Subtle cues are what make sick people look sick

Subtle cues are what make sick people look sick

The next time a friend tells you that you look sick, hear the person out. We are better than chance at detecting illness in others simply by looking at their faces, according to new research led by a Swedish psychologist. “We can detect subtle cues related to the skin, eyes and mouth,” said John Axelsson of the Karolinska Institute, who co-wrote the study published Tuesday in the journal...
The beerfest of champions: Funky Buddha’s Maple Bacon Coffee Porter Festival returns this weekend

The beerfest of champions: Funky Buddha’s Maple Bacon Coffee Porter Festival returns this weekend

It’s that time of year! Funky Buddha Brewery is rolling out its ‘breakfast in a glass’ craft beer brew.  The Oakland Park-based brewery hosts an all-out festival Saturday to mark the limited bottle release of its popular Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. The beer became a hit when it was released at Funky Buddha’s original brewery in Boca Raton in April 2011. It would come to...
Are you hooked on sugar? 5 clues you might be addicted to sugar

Are you hooked on sugar? 5 clues you might be addicted to sugar

What was known to previous generations as a "sweet tooth" is known to ours as a widespread health threat. Too much dietary sugar causes or contributes to ailments and diseases from insomnia tonight to kidney failure down the road.  »RELATED: This is what 12 Diet Cokes a day can do to your body, according to Atlanta nutritionists One study from University of California San Francisco...
3 best things to do: South Florida Fair, ‘Hairspray,’ trumpet competition

3 best things to do: South Florida Fair, ‘Hairspray,’ trumpet competition

It’s the weekend—time for the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to share with you the best of what our community has to offer. Each week, you get three ideas - one that’s free, one that’s affordable and one that’s a splurge. Your “3 to See” cultural curator is Rena Blades, president and CEO of the Cultural Council. There’s nothing quite like seeing...
Massive indoor water park opens Friday in North Texas

Massive indoor water park opens Friday in North Texas

The high temperature is expected to be 47 degrees Friday in Grand Prairie, Texas, but that will not deter the grand opening of an 80,000-square-foot indoor waterpark. Epicwaters opens at 10 a.m. CT, and while 13 mph winds outside will make 32 degrees feel like 29 when the park opens, the water will be warm at the North Texas park, WFAA reported. The park will feature 11 waterslides, an outdoor...
Taylor Swift’s ‘End Game’ video opens with positive reviews

Taylor Swift’s ‘End Game’ video opens with positive reviews

The music video for “End Game,” the latest song lifted from Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” album, has been released and has garnered favorable reviews as Swifties flocked to view the clip online. The song began to trend on social media, and fans had mostly positive things to say about the video, Billboard reported. The clip also includes song collaborators Ed Sheeran...
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