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White Out: Downtown park turns white for outdoor charity dinner party

The green grass of the Meyer Amphitheater was covered in white Saturday night when more than 500 people converged for the annual Dreyofoos in White charity dinner. All of the guests wore white outfits and hosted their own al fresco dinners, sitting at tables elaborately decorated with different themes — from New York City’s Central Park to Halloween-themed skeletons and skulls. &ldquo...
Artist defends Moonfest Trump poster: ‘It wasn’t a play to stir the pot’

Artist defends Moonfest Trump poster: ‘It wasn’t a play to stir the pot’

Controversy arose on social media this week over this year’s Moonfest’s poster—which depicted President Donald Trump in a haunting form. But the artist behind the picture defends his work for the annual West Palm Beach Halloween festival. Craig McInnis, a freelance artist, said the idea of Trump on the poster came up when he and other Moonfest events workers were brainstorming ideas...
Long waits, traffic jams at last day of Florida for Food program

Long waits, traffic jams at last day of Florida for Food program

Six-hour waits on Dixie Highway, Congress Avenue and Lantana Road greeted applicants as the sun came up Saturday, the last day for the Food for Florida Program. “We got here at 6 a.m. Traffic already way backed up. My wife said we should have been here at 2 a.m. I should have listened to her,” said Peter Gastrons as he and his wife Alice sat in southbound gridlock on Dixie Highway, just...
NEW: Boca Raton Police seek suspect shooting BB gun from vehicle

NEW: Boca Raton Police seek suspect shooting BB gun from vehicle

Boca Raton police are seeking information about a recent rash of BB gun shootings on the city’s east side. Police have received three reports since Thursday of incidents where people were struck by BBs as they were eating outdoors, walking or waiting at a bus stop. Police believe a suspect fired a BB gun in all three cases from a vehicle, believed to be a white Dodge Charger with a plastic cover...
UPDATE: Man killed in West Palm Beach shootings, 3 injured

UPDATE: Man killed in West Palm Beach shootings, 3 injured

One man died and three others were injured after two separate shootings took place in West Palm Beach on Friday night. West Palm Beach police have identified the deceased victim as 24-year-old Marquell Larrice Green. At 8:45 p.m., officers responded to a neighborhood near North Sapodilla Avenue and Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard and found Green dead at the scene and another person injured, according to...
Indictment of FBI informant complicates West Palm terrorism case

Indictment of FBI informant complicates West Palm terrorism case

Attorney Donnie Murrell was driving to the federal courthouse in Fort Pierce in June when his cell phone rang and he was asked to head back to West Palm Beach to represent a Palm Beach County man charged with wire fraud. He had no idea what he was about to get into. This week, four months after he agreed to represent career con artist Mohammed Agbareia on what appeared to be routine charges in an...
In love, Lake Worth woman gave online stranger $1 million, lost it all

In love, Lake Worth woman gave online stranger $1 million, lost it all

After placing her profile on an online dating site seven years ago, Debby Montgomery deleted most of the responses. “The guys were losers,” she recalled. “Some asked for money within a week of meeting online.” But when she logged on to the site on November 14, 2010, one message spoke to her soul. “I am in search of a long term relationship that…hopefully will...
At John Prince Park, yes, there are really some who need hurricane aid

At John Prince Park, yes, there are really some who need hurricane aid

People talk about the long lines outside John Prince Memorial Park this week during the Hurricane Irma food aid event. Sure, thousands of cars were snaked around Congress Avenue, onto Lantana Road, then back onto Interstate 95 as folks waited for hours to get inside the park to pick up their stamps. There’s also been lip service paid to the expensive cars waiting, with some people saying, &ldquo...
NEW: Developer plans shops, restaurants, senior care in Royal Palm

NEW: Developer plans shops, restaurants, senior care in Royal Palm

A long-stagnant piece of land has given birth to a new neighborhood during the past year — and there’s more to come, with commercial development set to bring more businesses to the already bustling Southern Boulevard corridor through the western communities. The Cypress Key project includes the townhouses and single-family homes behind it and sits just east of the Publix shopping...
Boom and bust in Boynton: As one area thrives, another struggles

Boom and bust in Boynton: As one area thrives, another struggles

Looking pensively in the distance at a skyline of condos in Boynton Beach, Willie Aikens stands at Northeast Ninth Avenue and Northeast First Street and struggles to understand why there’s so much undeveloped land with “no trespassing” signs surrounding him. Those condo buildings are less than a mile away, but in Aikens’ mind, they might as well be in a different city. Near...
UPDATE: 1 dead, 3 injured in West Palm Beach shootings

UPDATE: 1 dead, 3 injured in West Palm Beach shootings

One person is dead and three people is injured after a shooting in West Palm Beach Friday evening. At 7:38 p.m., city police officers and fire rescue crews were called to the 500 block of Sapodilla Avenue, just north of the Palm Beach County courthouse. Two individuals had injuries that were not life threatening, according to West Palm Beach Police Spokesman David Lefont. An hour later, police were...
NEW: Double murder brings 60-year sentence for teen killer

NEW: Double murder brings 60-year sentence for teen killer

Legends. That’s how the families of Andrew Laudano and Ricky Miner wanted everyone in a Palm Beach County courtroom Friday to remember them. In the moments before Circuit Judge Laura Johnson sentenced the men’s 14-year-old killer to 60 years in prison for gunning them down in a 2015 west Boynton robbery, it was important for their families — especially Laudano’s brothers...
PGA Boulevard train station will be at center of Gardens redevelopment

PGA Boulevard train station will be at center of Gardens redevelopment

A new Tri-Rail station on PGA Boulevard is at the center of future redevelopment projects and could be the remedy to commuters sitting in bottlenecks on I-95. Residents hunched over maps and sketched out their ideas for the future station at a workshop hosted by the city and Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council Thursday night at City Hall. Midtown resident Jimmy Collamore said the station could...
Eat at Five Guys today and aid Puerto Rico hurricane relief

Eat at Five Guys today and aid Puerto Rico hurricane relief

There’s a really good reason to eat at a Five Guys restaurant Saturday. The franchise is hosting a fundraiser all day and hopes to raise at least $20,000 to give to the YMCA in Puerto Rico for hurricane relief. Newk’s Eatery in Palm Beach Gardens is also involved.  The Five Guys locations in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Broward counties are all participating.  Thirty...
NEW: First home closes in ‘agri-hood’ Arden as new home-builder added

NEW: First home closes in ‘agri-hood’ Arden as new home-builder added

A new development with an agricultural twist west of Lion Country Safari on Southern Boulevard hit two milestones Friday. The first home sale in Arden closed Friday, the same day project developer Freehold Communities announced a new home-builder has signed on. Joining Ryan Homes in building Arden’s first phase is Kennedy Homes, which will offer six single and two-story models ranging in size...
Sub shop to close, reopen at another location in Boynton Beach

Sub shop to close, reopen at another location in Boynton Beach

Restaurants in Riverwalk Plaza are starting to move out now that the center at Woolbright Road and Federal Highway will soon undergo a renovation that includes some demolition and a 10-story residential building. Primo Hoagies, a sub shop that opened in 2014, will close starting Monday.  The shop is moving to Cross Creek center at 1313 W. Boynton Beach Blvd. across...
Poll: Majority of Florida voters doesn't want assault weapons ban

Poll: Majority of Florida voters doesn't want assault weapons ban

Despite the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people, a majority of Florida voters are against prohibiting the sale of assault weapons, according to a recent poll. The poll was conducted Oct. 5-11 by the Public Opinion Research Laboratory at the University of North Florida. On Oct. 1, a man who once lived in Florida opened fire on a Country music concert from the 32nd floor of a Las...
JUST IN: Gardens man gets 33 months for Palm Springs bank robbery

JUST IN: Gardens man gets 33 months for Palm Springs bank robbery

A 41-year-old Palm Beach Gardens man will spend the next few years in federal prison for robbing a Palm Springs bank this year, according to court documents. George Luis Murillo was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for a Bank of America branch robbery in April. In June, Murillo signed a plea deal instead of going to trial. Once he is released, he will be under supervised release for three...
It’s all about amour at Loic, upcoming West Palm French bakery-cafe

It’s all about amour at Loic, upcoming West Palm French bakery-cafe

Loic Autret figures he’s on his second or third life, which partly explains why he’s so over-the-top about the bakery/bar/cafe he’s about to open in downtown West Palm near the corner of South Dixie Highway and Hibiscus Street. Tours of duty in Iraq and Cambodia left the French former paratrooper and minesweeper scarred with memories of long hospital stays, but ebullient about his...
For Greenacres WWII vet about to turn 100, getting old is ‘not great’

For Greenacres WWII vet about to turn 100, getting old is ‘not great’

Sitting in front of his two-bedroom Greenacres townhome on Fernley Drive, the one where he’s lived since the early 1980s, Edward Sicard stares intently and slowly reflects on what it’ll feel like to turn 100 on Nov. 1. “It’s not great,” Sicard says, somewhat sharply. “When you get old, all your friends are gone. All your childhood is gone. I think it’s very...
BREAKING: Boynton man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of teen girl

BREAKING: Boynton man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of teen girl

A suburban Boynton Beach man arrested in May for human trafficking has pleaded guilty to federal charges, according to a court documents filed Friday. Marco Orrego, 31, pleaded to one count each of sex trafficking of a minor and production of child pornography, records show. Prosecutors and attorneys for Orrego have agreed to a sentence of 20 years on each count to run concurrently. A judge must still...
Cops: PBG teacher admitted she made class judge 9-year-old’s behavior

Cops: PBG teacher admitted she made class judge 9-year-old’s behavior

A Palm Beach Gardens teacher accused in a lawsuit of making her students vote on whether a 9-year-old boy was “annoying” admitted to telling her class to judge the boy’s behavior, saying she believed the tactic would make him behave, police records show. Marsh Pointe Elementary teacher Julie Salvatoriello told police last year that the boy, who was later diagnosed with autism...
Why all the traffic congestion at Dwyer High? And what’s being done?

Why all the traffic congestion at Dwyer High? And what’s being done?

Residents are fed up with the traffic mess that flourishes every morning in front of Dwyer High. They say it’s ripe for a wreck - a scenario that could also endanger students who cluster nearby waiting for buses. The stacking at Dwyer creates blind spots where drivers are traveling the posted 45 mph, he said. Bus stops near Grandiflora and Military make traffic control more complicated. The...
UPDATE: West Palm Beach shooting injuring woman appears accidental

UPDATE: West Palm Beach shooting injuring woman appears accidental

4:20 p.m. UPDATE: After West Palm Beach police’s preliminary investigation, they believe the shooting was accidental. Police said the shooting appeared to have happened inside the residence on Bunker Road. Police Spokesman Sgt. David Lefont said the woman’s injuries are not life threatening. Officers continue to investigate the shooting. 3:35 p.m. UPDATE: West Palm Beach Fire Rescue said...
Quarles guilty of 2nd-degree murder of Santaluces schoolmate

Quarles guilty of 2nd-degree murder of Santaluces schoolmate

In the minutes after a Palm Beach County jury announced they had a verdict in Frank Quarles’ murder trial, bowed heads stretched across both sides of the courtroom. In the back, two men who came with Quarles’ family lowered their heads in prayer, hoping that jurors would find Quarles guilty only of manslaughter in the Feb. 8, 2012 shooting death of fellow Santaluces High student Michael...
Commuters beware: PGA Boulevard drawbridge gate is malfunctioning

Commuters beware: PGA Boulevard drawbridge gate is malfunctioning

A malfunctioning gate on the PGA Boulevard Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway caused traffic headaches in the city this afternoon. The Florida Department of Transportation received an alert of a problem with the gate at 1:12 p.m. Friday. The issue caused delays for boat and vehicle traffic. A repair crew is at the bridge troubleshooting, FDOT said. A few miles to the south, lanes remain closed...
NEW: Riviera Beach picks manager without interview; then he quits

NEW: Riviera Beach picks manager without interview; then he quits

The three Riviera Beach City Council members who fired the city manager last month voted Wednesday night to hire as interim city manager someone they neither interviewed nor vetted. And he withdrew from contention the next day, after media reports about his past. Council members Lynne Hubbard, Terence “TD” Davis and Dawn Pardo voted to hire James A. Poag, a former internal auditor...
Why Jazz pianist Copeland Davis will be in Atlantis next week

Why Jazz pianist Copeland Davis will be in Atlantis next week

Jazz pianist Copeland Davis will play the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County’s annual fund-raising event Oct. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Boulevard. Tickets are $45, with the luncheon including food, music and a raffle of luxury gift bags. RSVPs are required online at www.lwvpbc.org or by calling 561-968-4123. Copeland...
Anti-Trump group plans 1st protest of season but not at Mar-a-Lago

Anti-Trump group plans 1st protest of season but not at Mar-a-Lago

During President Donald Trump’s frequent visits to Palm Beach last season, Bingham Island became a hot spot for protests, supporter rallies and media. Now the small island near the southern entrance to Palm Beach is filled with cranes, barricades and construction equipment — leaving no room for groups that might have set up shop there. Where will they go? The first group to announce a...
New data reveals three Boynton locations with highest crashes

New data reveals three Boynton locations with highest crashes

Straight A student Karenine Saint Louis, 13, wasn’t wearing a seat belt one day this summer when the Ford F-150 truck she sat in crashed west of Lantana, killing her. And neither was Jeremy Standridge , 26, this past year when he lost control of his pickup, crashed it on Congress Avenue, north of Lantana Road and then died. Peter Olivier...
JUST IN: Port St. Lucie man missing since Monday; police seek clues

JUST IN: Port St. Lucie man missing since Monday; police seek clues

A 42-year-old Port St. Lucie man has gone missing since Monday and city police are asking for the public’s help in finding him. Alexander Ward was last seen in the early morning hours Monday. He called his family to report that his vehicle broke down as he was driving back to Port St. Lucie from Clearwater. No contact has been made since, police said. Ward is described as being 5 feet 10 inches...
GL Homes mounts email campaign for its Ag Reserve development plan

GL Homes mounts email campaign for its Ag Reserve development plan

Palm Beach County commissioners are getting an earful — actually, an email in-box full — from backers of a controversial GL Homes development plan. The developer has asked county residents to let county commissioners know they support the builder’s plan to preserve 4,900 acres in The Acreage/Loxahatchee area in exchange for a rule change that would allow it to build more on land...
Planning commissioner quits, citing GL Homes plan, other development

Planning commissioner quits, citing GL Homes plan, other development

A member of the Palm Beach County Planning Commission has resigned, citing frustration with large-scale development projects that have been recommended by the commission. Domenic R. Guarnagia’s resignation comes two months before the Planning Commission takes up a controversial development proposal from GL Homes, which wants the county to change the rules of its Agricultural Reserve so GL can...
Will $120 million bridge construction hurt Jupiter, Tequesta business?

Will $120 million bridge construction hurt Jupiter, Tequesta business?

Good news for north county boaters, motorists, pedestrians and bicycle riders: A new $120 million drawbridge is planned over the Loxahatchee River just north of Burt Reynolds Park. Boaters will have a higher bridge to pass under. Motorists won’t have to stop as often to wait for the draw bridge to open and close. Bicycle riders will have seven-foot wide lanes. Pedestrians get eight-foot-wide...
NEW: Luxury $700,000 townhouses planned on Jupiter’s waterfront

NEW: Luxury $700,000 townhouses planned on Jupiter’s waterfront

More waterfront development — this time 33 townhouses walking distance to DuBois Park — has been proposed in Jupiter. “The townhouses are close to restaurants, the beach and recreational amenities. The buildings have front porches. We’re building a nice, quaint, walkable community,” said Troy Holloway, a planner for the project to be called Inlet Waters. The 2,000-square-foot...
NEW: Man in custody fled to Jamaica after West Palm sex abuse claims

NEW: Man in custody fled to Jamaica after West Palm sex abuse claims

After nearly seven years of sexual abuse at the hands of a man driving the child to school, that child spoke up. As soon as West Palm Beach police learned of those allegations about Norman Henry, the man at the center of the alleged abuse fled the country. MORE: West Palm man, 58, arrested in sexual assault of child, 5 Nearly a year after Henry reportedly fled to Jamaica, the 68-year-old is back in...
NEW: Jupiter police ID drivers killed, injured in late Thursday crash

NEW: Jupiter police ID drivers killed, injured in late Thursday crash

A 26-year-old Tequesta man was killed and a 47-year-old Lake Park woman was critically injured in a crash late Thursday on Alternate State Road A1A, Jupiter police said. Jon A. Markee died when his blue four-door Hyundai rear-ended a blue Mitsubishi SUV driven by Velicia Metayer-Noel while both were traveling south in the middle lane of Alternate A1A just south of Frederick Small Road at about 10...
BREAKING: Body washes ashore near Ocean Ridge

BREAKING: Body washes ashore near Ocean Ridge

A body washed ashore Friday morning near Ocean Ridge, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The body, described by PBSO as that of a black male, was found on the the 6000 block of Old Ocean Avenue, not far from where a 21-year-old was reported missing early Thursday. Authorities said the body matches the description of Amantay Brown but could not immediately confirm whether it was him...
LATEST: Nearly 3 pounds of date rape drug shipped to Lantana business

LATEST: Nearly 3 pounds of date rape drug shipped to Lantana business

A federal agent hand-delivered nearly 3 pounds of the “date rape drug” last week to a suburban Boynton Beach man who called himself “John Smith,” town police records state. Authorities intercepted the cardboard box with 2.7 pounds of “liquid ecstasy,” or gamma butyrolactone, this month at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. It’d been sent from...
UPDATE: Pedestrian killed by cement truck near Greenacres Target

UPDATE: Pedestrian killed by cement truck near Greenacres Target

A pedestrian was killed early Friday after being hit by a cement truck on Lake Worth Road, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Greenacres Fire Rescue authorities said. The man was walking south across Lake Worth Road as the truck headed west shortly after 7:30 a.m., authorities said. Click here for more Breaking News from The Palm Beach Post As the truck passed the man, who authorities have...
Man loses gold teeth, iPhone, $400 in drug deal gone bad, PBSO says

Man loses gold teeth, iPhone, $400 in drug deal gone bad, PBSO says

A Miami-Dade County man had hoped to buy marijuana during a recent visit to Palm Beach County, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Instead, he found himself being robbed by gang members of $400 cash, his iPhone and his removable gold teeth, according to authorities. The sheriff’s office arrested Justin J. Salcedo, 23, of suburban Boynton Beach on Tuesday, alleging that...
NEW: SWAT, West Palm police arrest man on domestic battery charge

NEW: SWAT, West Palm police arrest man on domestic battery charge

A 30-year-old man was arrested after police, SWAT members and crisis negotiators surrounded a home in West Palm Beach Thursday afternoon for a domestic call. At 4:30 p.m., a caller asked police to do a welfare check on an unidentified domestic battery victim. Before officers went to the home at an undisclosed location of West Palm Beach, they identified Craig Barnes as a possible suspect in the case...
Cerabino: ‘Senator Death’ puts happy face on nursing home fatalities

Cerabino: ‘Senator Death’ puts happy face on nursing home fatalities

I knew that state Sen. Dennis Baxley was a death enthusiast, but until recently, I underestimated his passion. Baxley’s a funeral director by trade who dabbles in lawmaking on the side. The state’s 2005 “stand your ground” gun law is his baby. It’s a big reason for the 31 percent uptick in gun homicides in Florida since it was enacted, according to a study published...
NEW: PBSO deputy arrested on charges of burglary, grand theft

NEW: PBSO deputy arrested on charges of burglary, grand theft

A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested Thursday, according to authorities. Jason Cooke, who has worked for the sheriff’s office since 2009, was arrested on charges of burglary and grand theft. It’s unclear when or where in Palm Beach County the alleged crime happened. Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Teri Barbera said Cooke covers District 6, which is west of Boynton...
Accused killer clown’s husband to ABC: She’s ‘falsely accused’

Accused killer clown’s husband to ABC: She’s ‘falsely accused’

The husband of a woman arrested in a notorious Wellington cold case told a national news show his wife is “falsely accused” of the crime. “This is very serious and very unfair,” Michael Warren told ABC’s “20/20” about his wife Sheila Keen-Warren’s alleged role in the 1990 shooting death of his then-wife, Marlene Warren, by a person dressed...
UPDATE: Boating, driving restricted after U.S. 1 bridge collapse

UPDATE: Boating, driving restricted after U.S. 1 bridge collapse

Boat passage is closed and vehicle traffic reduced for an indefinite period following Wednesday morning’s collapse of a sidewalk and railing on a North Palm Beach bridge just north of Northlake Boulevard. A piece on concrete weighing about 90,000 pounds fell from the bridge into the canal just south of Frigate’s Waterfront Bar & Grill and north of an IHOP. The piece of concrete remains...
‘A reason to fight’: Cancer-stricken vet’s family gets free house

‘A reason to fight’: Cancer-stricken vet’s family gets free house

When cancer survivor and Marine Sgt. Brian Lowe and his wife Viviana stepped into their new suburban Royal Palm Beach home for the first time Wednesday, it wasn’t just the start of their first venture into home ownership. “It’s completely changing everything,” Viviana Lowe said. “It’s giving us a new reason to fight.” The Lowes are the recipients of a mortgage-free...
Breast cancer survivor opens welcoming boutique in North Palm

Breast cancer survivor opens welcoming boutique in North Palm

Kelley Light was a 38-year-old mother of young children when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and underwent a double mastectomy. RELATED: Here’s why those pink ribbons went up on PGA Boulevard trees this week She’s been a physical therapist for 20 years, and wanted to put her personal and professional experiences to work fighting breast cancer. So, with the encouragement of...
A-ha's stripped down version of ‘Take On Me’ is hauntingly beautiful

A-ha's stripped down version of ‘Take On Me’ is hauntingly beautiful

“Take On Me” by A-ha is one of the 1980s’ most remembered songs, not only for its fast-paced beat but also because of that iconic video, which featured a pencil-sketch animation theme (called rotoscoping) and live action featuring lead singer Morten Harket and his then-girlfriend, actress Bunty Bailey. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts in October 1985 and won six awards at...
‘Game of Thrones’ actor Peter Dinklage, wife Erica Schmidt celebrate birth of 2nd child

‘Game of Thrones’ actor Peter Dinklage, wife Erica Schmidt celebrate birth of 2nd child

“Game of Thrones” actor Peter Dinklage and his wife, Erica Schmidt, welcomed their second child, Us Weekly reported Friday. It is the second child for the couple. Their daughter was born in 2011, Us Weekly reported. The couple did not publicly confirm the second pregnancy, but Us Weekly confirmed they were spotted with their newborn at a concert in September. Dinkage plays the part...
How to control and manage your blood pressure

How to control and manage your blood pressure

Lifestyle changes can help you control and prevent high blood pressure, even if you’re taking blood pressure medication. Here’s what you can do: Eat healthy foods. Eat a healthy diet. Try the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry, fish and low-fat dairy foods. Get plenty of potassium, which can help prevent and control...
Why one California county went surgery shopping

Why one California county went surgery shopping

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Retiree Leslie Robinson-Stone and her husband enjoyed a weeklong, all-expenses-paid trip to a luxury resort — all thanks to the county she worked for. The couple also received more than a thousand dollars in spending money and a personal concierge, who attended to their every need. For Santa Barbara County, it was money well spent: Sending Robinson-Stone 250 miles...

Has your dog been licking everything lately? Here’s why

Question: My dog started licking everything and he will even just lay there and lick his lips and swallow hard. Sometimes, his teeth start to chatter. He seems to be able to eat his food OK and drink water. He never did this before. Answer: Sudden lip licking can occur for many reasons. Your dog may have been stung by an insect such as a bee, fire ant or mosquito, and this could have triggered the...

Out-of-pocket costs keeps pricey new cholesterol drugs out of reach

Access to powerful new cholesterol-lowering drugs is so tightly controlled and patients’ out-of-pocket costs are so high that fewer than a third of people whose doctors prescribe the drugs get them, a new study found. While highly effective, the new drugs cost as much as $14,000 annually, leading some insurers and pharmacy benefit managers to require doctors to get preapproval for them. For...
Why do people give blood after disasters, but not during blood drives?

Why do people give blood after disasters, but not during blood drives?

It happens after very disaster, whether natural or human-made. Before the floods recede or the crime tape is removed, hundreds will line up to donate their blood. Less than 24 hours after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, a line of people twisted from a blood center around several city blocks. According to one woman’s tweet, it took seven hours or more to get to the front of the line. Time and...
Is your child afraid of shots? 7 things you can do to tame the fear

Is your child afraid of shots? 7 things you can do to tame the fear

For the second year in a row, the Centers for Disease Control is telling doctors not to give patients FluMist, the nasal spray flu vaccine, and that’s a problem for kids and adults who are scared of needles. Kids’ reactions to shots may range from a mild anxiety to a full-blown meltdown, say area pediatricians. How many kids experience a fear of shots at some time in their lives? &ldquo...
Why are more black women dying of breast cancer compared to white women?

Why are more black women dying of breast cancer compared to white women?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black women under 60 years old are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women in the same age group. In fact, data from 2015 showed black women had a 39 percent higher breast cancer death rate. New research from Emory University, the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute points...
Selena to receive Hollywood Walk of Fame Star on Nov. 3

Selena to receive Hollywood Walk of Fame Star on Nov. 3

On the heels of a popular Google Doodle this week honoring Selena Quintanilla Pérez, the pop culture icon will now posthumously receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 3. “Before there was JLo, Shakira or Beyoncé, there was a transformative female artist called Selena,” said Otto Padron, president of Meruelo Media and sponsor of the tribute, in a statement...
Taylor Swift is ‘Gorgeous’ as new song is released online

Taylor Swift is ‘Gorgeous’ as new song is released online

Taylor Swift is lighting up the web again with the third song from her upcoming “Reputation” album. >> Read more trending news Swift dropped the song “Gorgeous” Friday morning, Billboard reported. She teased the release Thursday on Instagram. A lyric video was released at midnight on YouTube of “Gorgeous” and it quickly shot up to number one on iTunes. Fans...
Nickelodeon fires ‘The Loud House’ creator over sexual harassment allegations

Nickelodeon fires ‘The Loud House’ creator over sexual harassment allegations

Nickelodeon fired the creator of its animated show “The Loud House” after he was accused of sexual harassment, CNN reported. Chris Savino was suspended earlier this week after several women came forward with allegations against the animator, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “Chris Savino is no longer working with Nickelodeon,” a network spokesman said in a statement...
Playboy features first transgender Playmate

Playboy features first transgender Playmate

Ines Rau became the first transgender Playmate, as the French model is in a pictorial and centerfold for the magazine’s November/December issue, the magazine announced. Rau previously appeared in the magazine’s May 2014 A-Z issue. “It’s how I celebrated my coming out, actually,” Rau told the magazine. “I took that chance, and then I signed with an agency...
Boynton restaurant to celebrate renovation with specials, live music

Boynton restaurant to celebrate renovation with specials, live music

The Banana Boat restaurant in the Boynton Harbor Marina is celebrating its grand re-opening with an event this weekend. The event starts Thursday and ends Sunday.  Certain entrees - such as a Maine Lobster Bucket, Prime Rib and Gulf Shrimp and the Flash Fried Seafood Basket - are $17.95, and there will be live music all weekend, according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page...
Photos: Remember when CityPlace area was ‘war zone’ of crime, crack?

Photos: Remember when CityPlace area was ‘war zone’ of crime, crack?

Crammed with high-rise condos and office towers, a hotel, performing arts mecca, convention center and retail complex, Okeechobee Boulevard is more than West Palm Beach’s gleaming, gateway entrance. It’s a visual statement of a city’s ambition. But 30 years ago, it was a road to nowhere. Shoppers now gamboling through the Mediterranean-themed byways of CityPlace or seeing...
Canada heartbroken: Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie dead at 53 of brain cancer 

Canada heartbroken: Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie dead at 53 of brain cancer 

The lead singer of the Canadian alt-rock band the Tragically Hip, Gord Downie, died Wednesday night after a battle with terminal brain cancer. Downie, 53, passed away surrounded by his children and family, according to a family statement on Twitter. "Gord knew this day was coming – his response was to spend this precious time as he always had – making music, making memories and expressing...
Avoid the pain, get the gains: 5 most common exercise-related injuries

Avoid the pain, get the gains: 5 most common exercise-related injuries

For those that take their workouts seriously, be sure to add one more fitness goal to the list: avoiding exercise injuries.  Not only does getting hurt in the gym or on the trail cut back on how much time you spend getting fit,  it's also painful and treatment can be costly. Personal trainer Justin Price, M.A. told Men's Fitness that there are two main reasons for workout-related...
Report: Boy, 5, left on bus during Boynton's after-school program

Report: Boy, 5, left on bus during Boynton's after-school program

A 5-year-old boy on Friday was left by himself on a bus parked outside Boynton Beach’s Art Center for about one hour in the afternoon before a Community Redevelopment Agency employee spotted him from outside walking down the aisle, according to a police report obtained by The Palm Beach Post. The boy, Kevin Wilson III, was not injured, and later told police he fell asleep on the bus under...
Boynton Beach looking for someone to lead holiday parade

Boynton Beach looking for someone to lead holiday parade

Boynton Beach is looking for someone to be the Grand Marshal of this year’s annual Holiday Parade on Dec. 2. The deadline to apply or nominate someone is Friday. The parade is 4 p.m. Nominees should have made a lasting impact or significant contribution to Boynton Beach by way of leadership, mentoring or volunteerism, according to a news release. The Grand Marshal will be driven...
Boynton firefighters to host golf event, raise money for juvenile diabetes

Boynton firefighters to host golf event, raise money for juvenile diabetes

The deadline to register for the 19th Boynton Beach Firefighter Benevolent Association Charity Golf Tournament on Oct. 28 is Thursday. The tournament is at Cypress Creek Golf Club. All proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The tournament will be a four-person, best-ball scramble, featuring a 50/50 raffle helicopter golf ball drop. Entry fee is $100 per golfer...
Lantana event to offer haunted trails, hay rides and music 

Lantana event to offer haunted trails, hay rides and music 

Lantana is offering the public a spooky experience ahead of Halloween. The town is hosting the Haunted Nature Preserve on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The preserve is at 400 E. Ocean Ave. The free event includes haunted trail tours, a DJ dance party, a costume contest, hayrides, kid carnival games and prizes.  For information, visit https://www.lantana.org/enjoy-lantana-events If it rains...
Local Girl Scouts leader: Will Boy Scouts be ‘girl-centric’ enough?

Local Girl Scouts leader: Will Boy Scouts be ‘girl-centric’ enough?

Angela Frankland always looked forward to Cub Scout camping. But she wasn’t a Cub Scout. “I used to love camping with (my brother) when he was in Cubs,” says Angela, 11, who lives in West Palm Beach. “Since he crossed over into Boy Scouts, I haven’t been able. And I miss it.” Now, in the wake of the announcement that Boy Scouts of America will admit girls...
Get ready for some spooky fun! Popular Halloween event opens this weekend in West Palm Beach

Get ready for some spooky fun! Popular Halloween event opens this weekend in West Palm Beach

Get the kiddies ready for a spooky good time! The Halloween family event, Spookyville, is opening this weekend in the Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds. The attraction is intended for children 12 and under and offers a full array of safe trick or treats, scarecrow making, kiddie rides, games, and arts & crafts. It’s a throwback to the traditional days of family Halloweens in...
Seafood, sports galore at Boston’s on the Beach

Seafood, sports galore at Boston’s on the Beach

MENU Whether you’re a sea or land lover of food, there’s something for you — seafood, pastas, salads and sandwiches are the heart of the menu. Get a taste of Boston in classics like the New England clam chowder or clambake entree. ATMOSPHERE If you’re not a Bostonian, you may feel a little out of place at first — but that will soon fade away when you hear the live music...
3 TO SEE: Turtleween, ‘The Little Foxes,’ Symphonic Band concert

3 TO SEE: Turtleween, ‘The Little Foxes,’ Symphonic Band concert

It’s almost 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. FREE Spooky turtle party...
Cinco de Mayo a fiesta for Mexican food fans

Cinco de Mayo a fiesta for Mexican food fans

MENU Wide array of authentic Mexican dishes, including appetizers, soup, salads, burritos, fajitas, enchiladas, chimichangas, tacos, quesadillas, tostados, chalupas, tamales, chicken, beef, pork and seafood. ATMOSPHERE It’s a fiesta from the moment you enter. Lively Latin music greets you as you settle into a comfy booth or table, decorated in bold colors and rich Mexican textures. Chairs are...
Sant Ambroeus offers stellar food, flawless service

Sant Ambroeus offers stellar food, flawless service

MENU Sant Ambroeus serves pastas, pizza, salads and sandwiches. There’s also a coffee bar and a gelateria. Prices aren’t bad by island standards — some entrees cost less than $20 — and the quality of the food is stellar. ATMOSPHERE Posh. The dining room is decorated with black-and-white floors, striking mirrors and vibrant upholstery. A gelato cart marks the front entrance...
While others have fallen, nursery still blooming after 85 years

While others have fallen, nursery still blooming after 85 years

AUBURN, Calif. — No glitzy neon signage. No giant billboards. In fact, if you motor too quickly along Nevada Street in Auburn, you might just miss Eisley Nursery. The business has been firmly entrenched since Herbert Hoover was president. Today, nearly a dozen members of the Eisley family, spanning three generations, work at the site. While other nursery operations — both private and big...
Scarlet sage, an old friend even more dazzling

Scarlet sage, an old friend even more dazzling

It has been well over a decade since I last wrote about the scarlet sage, and this year it seems like I am discovering an old friend. It is like this plant I grew up loving had disappeared, but in truth, while I have been growing other flowers the scarlet sage has simply gotten better. There is a good chance you have forgotten about this plant, or if you are under thirty, there is a very good chance...
How to dry leaves and flowers

How to dry leaves and flowers

Drying the leaves and flowers for winter use was a skill used by rural women all over America. Before refrigerated florists, getting any flowers in winter was impossible. The way they got around it was to dry all they could in late summer. Knowing what to pick and what colors share greatest longevity were time-learned skills passed down from mother to daughter. Your herbs, both perennial and annual...
Private Japanese garden is ‘piece of art and piece of history’

Private Japanese garden is ‘piece of art and piece of history’

BELLEVUE, Wash. — The koi pond is clouded with algae. Invasive cattails obscure the arching bridge between garden and lake. But a noted Seattle-area landscape architect sees in the neglected, private garden on Bellevue’s Phantom Lake a legacy of the culture and history of Japanese Americans in the Pacific Northwest, including their internment during World War II and the rebuilding of their...
10 tips for using wallpaper

10 tips for using wallpaper

What goes around comes around, especially in style and trends. Wallpaper, once a staple and must in the 1970s, fell out of favor in the ’90s, but in recent years has made a comeback. No longer automatically considered tired and dated, many decor companies have made an effort to design fun, bold prints that can help add texture and drama to a space, in essence make a statement. When it comes...
This is how a cleaning expert organizes her space in 20 minutes

This is how a cleaning expert organizes her space in 20 minutes

Like clockwork, the turn of the season always has us thinking about our homes and how we can best refresh our spaces for the coming months. While the Chinese practice of feng shui or the Marie Kondo method are great tools, basic cleaning and organization obviously take precedence. But for those of us who balk at the idea of taking on a six-hour cleaning project on a Saturday, there’s Rachel...

Lamp may have been in original Waldorf-Astoria hotel

Dear Helaine and Joe: What can you tell me about this lamp that we inherited from my husband’s family? His mother told me she believed it was obtained after a remodeling of the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City in the early 1900s. The metal base is damaged from salty air. We think of it as being a cloisonné style lamp and would be interested in any further history and its monetary...
Boynton Beach to join Lake Worth in welcoming medical pot dispensaries

Boynton Beach to join Lake Worth in welcoming medical pot dispensaries

Boynton Beach city officials on Tuesday took the first step to make it official: They are joining Lake Worth in welcoming medical marijuana dispensaries. The commission in August said they’d allow the dispensaries but had to vote two times to pass an ordinance regulating them. Tuesday was the first vote. Commissioners Christina Romelus and Mack McCray voted against it. Mayor...
Tom Petty buried at famous cemetery in private funeral service

Tom Petty buried at famous cemetery in private funeral service

  Family and friends gathered Monday at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades, California to bid a final farewell to legendary rocker Tom Petty, People magazine reported. Petty died of cardiac arrest on Oct. 2 at the age of 66. The grounds of the shrine are just a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean on Sunset Boulevard, and includes a temple, windmill...
Actor Gerard Butler rushed to hospital after motorcycle accident 

Actor Gerard Butler rushed to hospital after motorcycle accident 

Actor Gerard Butler is recovering from injuries he received in a recent motorcycle accident in Los Angeles. Butler, 47, crashed his bike after he was run off the road by a car, he told Entertainment Tonight Monday. “I was going along the road doing my thing and this lady decided to go from parked on the other side of the road to an illegal U-Turn and went right in front of me,&rdquo...
Untitled Han Solo project now has a name

Untitled Han Solo project now has a name

The untitled Han Solo project is untitled no more. Oscar-winning director Ron Howard has announced that the “Star Wars” movie he’s been making has been officially named “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” >> Read more trending news Howard also announced that principal photography has finished and that the movie will hit theaters next year. Howard has taken to social media...
Carrie Fisher once sent producer a cow tongue after friend was allegedly assaulted

Carrie Fisher once sent producer a cow tongue after friend was allegedly assaulted

Apparently, Carrie Fisher wasn’t afraid to take matters into her own hands when it came to getting even. Heather Ross, a longtime friend of the late “Star Wars” actress, opened up to a Tucson, Ariz., radio station about her own experiences with sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood following allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein. Ross told the station...
Boynton Beach breakfast, lunch restaurant closes

Boynton Beach breakfast, lunch restaurant closes

A breakfast and lunch restaurant in Quantum Village on Gateway Boulevard has closed and the plaza’s landlord is searching for a new tenant. The Egg & I closed about a month ago, said Ed Gray, a broker associate with One Investment Group.  Gray said the group is remarketing the space and reaching out to restaurants and operators.  “There’s a lot of interest...
Carrie Fisher's gross but supremely satisfying warning to a Hollywood sexual harasser

Carrie Fisher's gross but supremely satisfying warning to a Hollywood sexual harasser

In the wake of Hollywood's Harvey Weinstein scandal, countless women across the world have stepped forward to share their stories of sexual abuse and harassment. Heather Ross, also known as Heather Robinson, is a television and movie industry vet who recently told a morning radio show in Tucson, Arizona, about an ugly run-in she had with an overly aggressive unnamed Oscar winner. Her story, however...
5 exciting ways to celebrate National Pasta Day today in Palm Beach County

5 exciting ways to celebrate National Pasta Day today in Palm Beach County

Today is National Pasta Day. Wondering how to celebrate? We have deals, classes and suggestions for some of the most delicious pasta around. Check these out. The Italian eatery is celebrating by offering a sampler of their popular pasta dishes: Four cheese pear tortellini, rigatoni bolognese, spaghetti and mini Nonna’s meatball ($21). The eatery, located in the Town Center Mall in Boca Raton...
Like Angelina Jolie, Jupiter mom had surgeries to avoid deadly cancer

Like Angelina Jolie, Jupiter mom had surgeries to avoid deadly cancer

Amy Byer Shainman has never had cancer — and, thanks to her proactive decisions, likely never will. For the last decade, however, the disease has been the driving and defining force in her life. Since 2008 — right after her older sister Jan Byer’s ovarian cancer diagnosis — this 48-year-old Jupiter mom of two and wife of WPTV anchorman Jon Shainman has been one of the nation&rsquo...
Bill Murray helps couple make big announcement

Bill Murray helps couple make big announcement

Bill Murray can, and will, do almost anything. He’s crashed bachelor parties, appeared in engagement photos and sets his own schedule when it comes to interviews and projects. But recently he helped a couple make one of the biggest announcements of their lives. And it happened during a Chicago Cubs playoff game. >> Read more trending news  Murray helped Robbie and Kristen...
Cookie Monster has a new job: Food truck owner, chef

Cookie Monster has a new job: Food truck owner, chef

The next season of “Sesame Street” begins Nov. 11 on HBO, followed by a spring debut on PBS. What’s new for the season? Definitely more kindness episodes, more episodes talking about differences and recognizing that people can be different because of race, ethnicity, economics, abilities and more. Last season, “Sesame Street” introduced Julia, a muppet with autism. But...
Palm Beach Gardens Publix bagger inspired, made shopping a pleasure

Palm Beach Gardens Publix bagger inspired, made shopping a pleasure

For 15 years, Fred Glenn has packed up groceries. But he’s sent people home with much more: Spiritual advice, home remedies and, always, a big smile. If you only want groceries, you can buy them at any old supermarket. But if you are afflicted, heartsick, in need of some spiritual uplifting - or just a kind word spoken in a gentle North Florida accent - you visit Publix No. 212 at the corner...
Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander wed in secret ceremony

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander wed in secret ceremony

Congratulations are in order for actors Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander. People reported that the couple secretly tied the knot over the weekend in a super secret ceremony in Ibiza. Rumors of marriage started swirling after the couple was spotted with what looked like wedding bands on their ring fingers in photos obtained by The Daily Mail. Vikander, 29, and Fassbender, 40, were...
‘Titanic’ actress Kate Winslet says there’s one character she’d play again

‘Titanic’ actress Kate Winslet says there’s one character she’d play again

Actress Kate Winslet has played many impressive roles through her long career, but there is one character that she would love to go back and play again. The actress told Entertainment Weekly that if were up to her, she would go back and play Clementine from her 2004 film “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” in which she starred alongside Jim Carrey. Winslet said: “Actually...
This Palm Beach Gardens church is 16th largest in the U.S.

This Palm Beach Gardens church is 16th largest in the U.S.

A church that started as a Bible study with 40 people in the pastor’s living room has grown into the 16th largest church in America. With an average weekly attendance of 18,965 people, Christ Fellowship made 24/7 Wall St.’s list of 25 largest churches in America. The non-denominational church with a sprawling campus on Northlake Boulevard has seven other locations in South Florida...
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