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BREAKING: Man shot to death in Boynton Beach

A man was shot and killed Sunday night at a Boynton Beach park where an estimated 50 people had assembled. The man, who was not identified by Boynton Beach Police, was found shortly after 8 p.m. when police responded to a call of shots fired at Caloosa Park, 1300 S.W. 35th Ave. Officers saw about 50 people quickly dispersing from a basketball court at the park, according to Boynton Beach Police spokeswoman...
UPDATE: Toddler dies after being found in suburban Boca pond

UPDATE: Toddler dies after being found in suburban Boca pond

A toddler pulled from a pond in a suburban Boca Raton development Sunday afternoon has died, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Teri Barbera, director of public information for the sheriff’s office, said detectives are investigating the events that led to the child ending up in the pond. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews were called to the Meadow Lakes at Boca Raton...
Pahokee favorite son and country music star Mel Tillis dies at 85

Pahokee favorite son and country music star Mel Tillis dies at 85

Mel Tillis, a humble boy from Pahokee who overcame a stubborn stutter to become one of the greatest country music stars of all time, died early Sunday morning at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. He was 85. Tillis’ daughter, singer and songwriter Pam Tillis, posted on her Facebook page Sunday that the death was “sudden and unexpected,” although he had battled...
Trump in Palm Beach: President’s helicopter arrives. Will he use it?

Trump in Palm Beach: President’s helicopter arrives. Will he use it?

A huge Air Force transport plane flew over Mar-a-Lago Sunday afternoon before landing at Palm Beach International Airport where it delivered the presidential helicopter. But the delivery of the helicopter does not mean that President Donald Trump will use it to fly back and forth to Mar-a-Lago, where a new helipad was built on the back lawn of the estate. The helicopter, along with his black armored...
UPDATE: ‘No-swim’ advisory ends for Jupiter park

UPDATE: ‘No-swim’ advisory ends for Jupiter park

County health officials have lifted a no-swimming advisory that was issued last week for Dubois Park, the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department reported Sunday. The advisory had been in effect since Tuesday, when the Florida Department of Health’s Palm Beach County office reported high levels of bacteria at the both the Dubois Park lagoon and the Ocean Inlet Park Beach in Ocean Ridge...
Lane Kiffin’s improbable FAU Owls dancing into C-USA championship game

Lane Kiffin’s improbable FAU Owls dancing into C-USA championship game

Only the Lane Kiffin era at Florida Atlantic would see school president Dr. John Kelly dancing in the locker room after a big win. Now that FAU (8-3, 7-0) is Conference USA East champions after a 52-24 Shula Bowl win Saturday night over FIU, Kelly and the Owls were free to celebrate however they wanted. Photo gallery from Shula Bowl More FAU coverage “It’s big just to know that everybody...
Hoffman’s Chocolates opens annual Winter Wonderland

Hoffman’s Chocolates opens annual Winter Wonderland

Holiday lights glistened in the background and the moon sparkled above 13-year-old Isabella Paciletti as she zipped around an outdoor ice-skating rink at Saturday’s opening of Hoffman’s Chocolates’ 27th Annual Winter Wonderland. “It’s fun to have the rink outside in Florida since it’s not that cold,” Isabella, of Greenacres, said catching her breath as she...
Trump in Palm Beach: Wall of school buses to protect the president

Trump in Palm Beach: Wall of school buses to protect the president

Among the arsenal being assembled to protect President Donald Trump when he arrives next week for Thanksgiving are…school buses. The yellow school buses are parked end-to-end along a fence at Palm Beach International Airport where Air Force One is parked while the president is in town. The buses were also used in 2013 when President Obama visited Palm Beach County. Presumably, the buses would...
FAU locks up Conference USA East title, Shula Bowl

FAU locks up Conference USA East title, Shula Bowl

For the first time in program history, Florida Atlantic will play for a Conference USA title. Not only did the Owls bring the Don Shula Bowl trophy back to Boca Raton with a 52-24 rout of Florida International (6-4, 4-3), FAU also will host North Texas in the conference title game on Dec. 2. On FAU’s senior night, fifth-year wide receiver Kalib Woods continued a hot streak with seven catches...
NEW: Florida moped riders under 21 would need helmet under proposed law

NEW: Florida moped riders under 21 would need helmet under proposed law

The days of young adults in Florida under age 21 tooling around on mopeds and scooters without helmets may be numbered.  A bill filed in late September passed the state Senate’s transportation committee Tuesday and is on track for a vote on the Senate floor, the Gainesville Sun reports.  Under the current law, those 16 and older do not need to wear a helmet while riding or operating...
Editorial: Boca mayor puts reputation on line with Batmasian votes

Editorial: Boca mayor puts reputation on line with Batmasian votes

The nagging question about Susan Haynie, the now embattled mayor of Boca Raton, is: why would she put her integrity at so much risk for so little? We see Haynie as a smart, tough, visionary public official. Qualities that helped her win this newspaper’s endorsement for mayor over opponent Al Zucaro in March. But, as documented exhaustively by the Post’s Lulu Ramadan, Haynie has voted a...
NEW: Two injured in stabbing in West Palm Beach

NEW: Two injured in stabbing in West Palm Beach

The West Palm Beach Police are investigating a stabbing that took place Saturday afternoon. Two adult females were reportedly involved in an altercation along the 1400 block of North Tamarind Ave. around 3:10 p.m., according to police. Several other people joined in the altercation after the women started fighting and two adult females were taken to local hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries...
JUST IN: 3 families displaced by apartment fire in West Palm

JUST IN: 3 families displaced by apartment fire in West Palm

A fire broke out at a multi-unit apartment in West Palm Beach displacing 16 residents, including 11 children, according to the American Red Cross. The blaze started around 11:55 p.m. Friday night at an apartment complex on Rosewood Villa Lane. Volunteers from Red Cross are coordinating emergency aid for the three families affected.
NEW: Trump extends his Thanksgiving stay in Palm Beach

NEW: Trump extends his Thanksgiving stay in Palm Beach

President Donald Trump is expected to extend his stay for Thanksgiving in Palm Beach, according to a new advisory from the Federal Aviation Administration that was issued late Saturday afternoon. Trump is expected to arrive roughly around 5:15 p.m. on Nov. 21 and leave around 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 26th, according to the “VIP Movement Notification” that was issued by the FAA. » COMPLETE...
Mom of man arrested in Gardens Mall shooting :’He’s not a problem child’

Mom of man arrested in Gardens Mall shooting :’He’s not a problem child’

A man arrested in a shooting outside The Gardens Mall on Friday was ordered by a judge to be held on a $20,000 bond Saturday morning. Dimitri Virginia, 23, of Riviera Beach, faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, firing a weapon in public, and a weapon offense for bringing a missile into a dwelling. County Circuit Judge Joseph Marx ordered Virginia not to...
Gardens gallery is showing pop art sought by celebrities [PHOTOS]

Gardens gallery is showing pop art sought by celebrities [PHOTOS]

A bright, blingy display of modern pop art fashionable with celebrities is on display at the Onessimo Fine Art Gallery this month. Paris Hilton, Gloria Estefan and Lil’ Kim have commissioned works from Kfir Moyal, a Miami-based artist who embellishes famous faces with Swarovski crystals, according to a news release.  Queen Elizabeth and J.K. Rowling have owned the work of ...
Trendy luxury waterfront housing heads upstream from Jupiter to Stuart

Trendy luxury waterfront housing heads upstream from Jupiter to Stuart

Booming high-end residential waterfront development in Jupiter is starting to make its way up the coast to Stuart. Construction is expected to begin early next year on Seminole Bluff, a four-story complex with 20 condominiums starting at about $900,000 each on the St. Lucie River. JUPITER READERS: Sign up for the weekly Jupiter newsletter Twenty more condos, with about 4,300 square feet of retail...
Woman’s frustrating housing ordeal exposes Boynton’s crime issue

Woman’s frustrating housing ordeal exposes Boynton’s crime issue

Lasendra Wilson has asked Boynton Beach officials to install speed bumps on Northwest 12th Avenue — but not to slow drivers or make it safer for children to cross the street. “It’s hard to do a drive-by if you have speed bumps in the neighborhood,” Wilson told city commissioners in October. Wilson, a married mother of three, has owned her home in the Cherry Hills neighborhood...
Cerabino: Women put the squeeze on boob leading Florida’s Democratic Party

Cerabino: Women put the squeeze on boob leading Florida’s Democratic Party

Turn yourselves in, guys. No use waiting. There’s no hiding out from this one. They’re going to find you. Men-Are-Pigs-Gate is in full bloom, and the way things are going, there will be many more carcasses of once-powerful men littering the gutters of politics, commerce and the arts before it’s settled. Get out in front of it, fellas. Surrender before you get caught. It&rsquo...
JUST IN: Four injured in crash on Lake Worth Road near Turnpike

JUST IN: Four injured in crash on Lake Worth Road near Turnpike

Four people were injured in a crash on Lake Worth Road near Florida’s Turnpike Friday evening, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Crews were called to the 7900 block of Lake Worth Road to a two-vehicle crash at 10 p.m. Four people suffered injuries from the crash —including one person with traumatic injuries —and were taken to local hospitals. The extent of the injuries...
NEW: Motorcyclist hospitalized after crash on Haverhill Road

NEW: Motorcyclist hospitalized after crash on Haverhill Road

A motorcyclist was sent to the hospital after a vehicle crash east of Greenacres Friday evening, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. First responders were called to the intersection of Summit Pines Boulevard and Haverhill Road, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard, where a motorcycle and a vehicle crashed. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time. The motorcyclist was flown...
UPDATE: 12-year-old boy, missing since Friday morning, returns home

UPDATE: 12-year-old boy, missing since Friday morning, returns home

UPDATE: A 12-year-old boy, who left his home near West Palm Beach Friday morning and had not been seen since, returned home Friday night, according to The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Original story: The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 12-year-old boy who left his home near West Palm Beach Friday morning. Lawrence Lubin was last seen leaving his...
Boynton police chief wants outside review of 2014 chase, beatings

Boynton police chief wants outside review of 2014 chase, beatings

City Police Chief Jeffrey Katz wants to hire an outside expert to review the actions of all officers involved in a 2014 chase and beating of a car’s driver and two passengers — a case already investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that ended with the felony convictions of two city officers who could remain on paid administrative leave for months. “I think it’s...
UPDATE: ‘No-swim’ advisory ends at Boynton-area park, remains in Jupiter

UPDATE: ‘No-swim’ advisory ends at Boynton-area park, remains in Jupiter

A “no-swimming” advisory issued this week for Ocean Inlet Park in Ocean Ridge has been lifted, state health officials said Friday. A similar advisory for Dubois Park in Jupiter, however, remains in effect, since bacteria levels in the water remain high. Samples must be under 70 colonies for the advisories to be lifted, the Florida Department of Health said. It was unclear what caused the...
Russian yacht docks in port; Will Putin friend pay Trump a visit?

Russian yacht docks in port; Will Putin friend pay Trump a visit?

Days before President Trump flies into town for Thanksgiving, one of the world’s most expensive yachts, owned by Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, sailed into the Port of Palm Beach Friday afternoon. The 533-foot Eclipse, valued at $400 million to $500 million, comes equipped with a pool, helipad, submarine and room for a crew of 92, according to marine websites. It made its way past The...
One arrested in alleged animal abuse at Okeechobee dairy

One arrested in alleged animal abuse at Okeechobee dairy

One man has been arrested in connection with an investigation into alleged animal cruelty at Larson Dairy, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. Helias Cruz, 49, is charged with one count of kicking an animal. Warrants have been issued for three other employees in the wake of an undercover video from activist group Animal Recovery Mission, or ARM. Owner Jacob Larson assisted...
NEW: Riviera Beach police search for endangered 25-year-old man

NEW: Riviera Beach police search for endangered 25-year-old man

Riviera Beach police are searching for a 25-year-old man who was last seen at the beginning of November. Abelson Jean-Gilles is a client of Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, a private nonprofit organization that assists people with disabilities become self-sufficient, and has not been seen or heard from seen Nov. 2. When his apartment was checked that day, he was not there and appeared to have left...
Lantana boy’s death has school principal ‘smiling and crying’

Lantana boy’s death has school principal ‘smiling and crying’

A day before he died, 8-year-old LeAndre Desronvil greeted his elementary-school principal in his typical fashion — a running start followed by a tight bear hug and a toothy grin. “He would look at you with that smile that was like no other smile,” said Marie A. Turchiaro, the principal at Palm Beach Maritime Academy for the past 17 years. “It just lit up a room. I&rsquo...
Jupiter driver in crash that killed two paramedics gets new court date

Jupiter driver in crash that killed two paramedics gets new court date

The driver prosecutors was was drunk when he caused the June crash that killed two paramedics appeared briefly in court Friday was a judge reset a hearing in his case to January. Genaro De la Cruz Ajqui, 39, of Jupiter, is now at the Palm Beach County jail on DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and other charges tied to the June 1 crash that killed Lahiri Garcia, 51, and Paul Besaw, 36. Both men...
Hundreds attend St. Jude’s walk/run on Flagler Shore

Hundreds attend St. Jude’s walk/run on Flagler Shore

On Saturday, over 700 people participated in St. Jude’s Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer where they raised over $70,000 for cancer treatment and research.  Hundreds were up bright and early at Flagler Shore to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Some walked alone while others formed teams. One of the top 5 fundraising teams was Hispanics for St. Jude, started by the ...
U.S. Rep. Frankel: GOP tax, health plans spell pain for middle class

U.S. Rep. Frankel: GOP tax, health plans spell pain for middle class

With the Trump Plaza condo towers as a backdrop, not to mention a handful of Trump supporters with a megaphone, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel and a couple dozen supporters took to the West Palm Beach waterfront Friday to protest what she called a “Robin Hood in reverse” GOP tax proposal. WEST PALM READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly West Palm newsletter here The former West Palm Beach...
Touring photo booth puts a face on DACA repeal

Touring photo booth puts a face on DACA repeal

On Sunday, a day after anti-Trump protesters swarmed the streets of downtown, the Inside Out Project set up its photo booth truck on Flagler Shore for an art exhibit on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  If you walk down Flagler Drive, you’ll see dozens of black-and-white pictures on the road. They’re the portraits of “dreamers”...
Taking a leap in Wellington: Bounce house sensory therapy for kids

Taking a leap in Wellington: Bounce house sensory therapy for kids

A new form of occupational therapy with a fun twist for children is coming to Wellington. Therapy Jump, a New Jersey-based practice with locations along the east coast, uses bounce houses to provide occupational therapy to children ages 2-12 with special needs, while giving them the opportunity to develop emotional and social skills, said Miriam Skydell, the program’s founder. RELATED: Identifying...
UPDATE: Police confirm shooting outside of Gardens Mall, 1 in custody

UPDATE: Police confirm shooting outside of Gardens Mall, 1 in custody

One person was taken into in custody and another person was unharmed after a shooting and car crash outside The Gardens Mall on Friday afternoon, city police said. Palm Beach Gardens police were called to the Macy’s parking lot on the south side of the mall at 2 p.m. to reports of a shooting. A white Audi with several bullet holes was found crashed nearby on Gardens Parkway, on the north side...
NEW: Florida man charged with sexual battery on a child

NEW: Florida man charged with sexual battery on a child

A months-long investigation led to the arrest Thursday of a 40-year-old Stuart man on a charge of sexual battery on a child, city police announced Thursday. Police say that Manuel Thomas Rios Jr.’s victim was under the age of 12. He also faces charges of aggravated battery, child abuse and committing lewd acts. He was book into the Martin County Jail and his bond amount was set at $850,000....
NEW: Palm Springs man accused of possessing child porn

NEW: Palm Springs man accused of possessing child porn

A Palm Springs man is accused of uploading multiple images depicting child pornography to his cellphone, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Alex Meza, 23, was arrested Wednesday as the result of a South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation that began in September. According to an arrest report, officials from Google notified authorities that several files...
NEW: Bond denied for man arrested in Mangonia Park murder

NEW: Bond denied for man arrested in Mangonia Park murder

A man accused in the August murder of a woman in her Mangonia Park apartment made his first appearance on the charge Friday at the Palm Beach County Jail. Judge Mark Eissey ordered Luther Walker, who is also known as Luther Lamar Lane, to be held without bond pending another hearing. Walker was given an oral notice of invocation of his rights. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County...
NEW: Teens accused of selling oxycodone, fentanyl at St. Lucie school

NEW: Teens accused of selling oxycodone, fentanyl at St. Lucie school

Two male students from Fort Pierce Central High School were arrested Thursday for attempting to sell oxycodone and fentanyl on campus, the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office said. The teens, ages 17 and 16, were in possession of two prescription fentanyl patches and “an assortment of white pills weighing almost half a pound,” among them oxycodone, in a large resealable plastic bag...
Black leadership caucus dissolves under Riviera official’s leadership

Black leadership caucus dissolves under Riviera official’s leadership

Addie Greene founded the Palm Beach County Caucus of Black Elected Officials in 2003 with the best intentions. A county commissioner at the time, and a former state representative, she recalled this week that when she first walked into the state Capitol, she knew nothing of the legislative process. She never had a class in debating or any other skills needed to succeed as a lawmaker. “I felt...
Russian seller of $450M da Vinci is Palm Beach property owner

Russian seller of $450M da Vinci is Palm Beach property owner

Russian billionaire and Palm Beach property owner Dmitry Rybolovlev is about $400 million richer today, thanks to the record-breaking $450.3 million sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi on Wednesday at Christie’s in New York. The remaining $50 million and change went to fees. The portrait, a depiction of Christ, is the most expensive painting ever sold at auction, Christie&rsquo...
BREAKING: Gas leak brings evacuation of Loxahatchee middle school

BREAKING: Gas leak brings evacuation of Loxahatchee middle school

A gas leak Friday morning led to the brief evacuation of Osceola Creek Middle School, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said. The leak was reported at about 11 a.m., Fire Rescue said on its Twitter page. Crews found quickly found the source of the leak and stopped the flow of gas. Readings inside the school were normal after the leak was capped, and students were expected to be returned to clas shortly...
Why did a neon green fern spark an environmental, government showdown?

Why did a neon green fern spark an environmental, government showdown?

A wild fight over a snarling fern threatened the status of the last remaining piece of the northern Everglades in Palm Beach County, but a compromise in the year-long battle promises salvation for the emerald gem in Florida’s river of grass. The dispute — one with a uniquely Florida flavor — was between the South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
Boynton sergeant second city officer guilty of felony in 2014 case

Boynton sergeant second city officer guilty of felony in 2014 case

Flanked by fellow officers, a shaken Boynton Beach Sgt. Philip Antico left the federal courthouse on Friday as a convicted felon, his roughly 15-year career in law enforcement in tatters. After deliberating for roughly 8½ hours over two days, a jury found the 37-year-old officer guilty of obstruction of justice for lying to FBI agents when they asked him if he helped officers change their reports...
JUST IN: Man accused of cyberstalking Palm Beach County judge

JUST IN: Man accused of cyberstalking Palm Beach County judge

A Hollywood man is accused of cyberstalking a Palm Beach County judge who was presiding over his case — a case in which he was accused of stalking two other people, court records show. David Arthur Lerner, 36, faces one count of aggravated cyberstalking. Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Dina Keever-Agrama this week ordered that Lerner have a mental-health evaluation before she ruled on his bond...
Restoration Hardware to open at CityPlace on Sunday — get a glimpse here

Restoration Hardware to open at CityPlace on Sunday — get a glimpse here

The 80,000-square-foot Restoration Hardware gallery that will mark the gateway to the city’s growing downtown will open its doors to the public for the first time on Sunday, Nov. 19, ending more than a decade of debate over what should rise on the prime piece of real estate. The site was originally pegged for a 200,000-square-foot office building, but after a failed bit to...
NEW: Jupiter’s new town manager is from southeast Texas town

NEW: Jupiter’s new town manager is from southeast Texas town

Matt Benoit, city manager of Huntsville, Texas, was tentatively named as the new town manager for Jupiter on Thursday night. The Jupiter town council voted unanimously to negotiate a salary and benefit package with Benoit, 43, a native of Denver. If an agreement is reached, that will come back to the Jupiter town council for a final vote. JUPITER READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly newsletter...
JUST IN: 30-year fugitive draws FBI attention in 1984 Glades murder

JUST IN: 30-year fugitive draws FBI attention in 1984 Glades murder

Authorities are searching for a now-63-year-old man wanted in a three-decade-old Belle Glade murder. In a wanted poster circulated this week, the FBI says Juan Dios Garza was charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the Oct. 21, 1984, shooting in which Ricardo Chavez, 24, died and his brother, Juan, then 25, was seriously injured. See who’s been booked into the...
JUST IN: Two injured when Palm Tran bus, vehicle crash in Palm Springs

JUST IN: Two injured when Palm Tran bus, vehicle crash in Palm Springs

Two people were injured Friday morning when a Palm Tran bus and a vehicle crashed in Palm Springs, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said. The wreck took place at Congress Avenue and Second Avenue North, just west of Interstate 95. Both people were taken to hospitals, said Capt. Albert Borroto, Fire Rescue spokesman.
‘Cosby Show’ actor Earle Hyman dead at 91

‘Cosby Show’ actor Earle Hyman dead at 91

Earle Hyman, the actor best known for playing Russell Huxtable, Bill Cosby’s wise father on “The Cosby Show,” died Friday. He was 91. Hyman died at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J., his nephew, Rick Ferguson, told The Hollywood Reporter. Hyman played Othello on stage, was a regular on Broadway and received a Tony nomination for his performance as Oscar in the...
Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses pay tribute to AC/DC’s Malcolm Young

Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses pay tribute to AC/DC’s Malcolm Young

The Foo Fighters and Guns N’ Roses paid tribute to Malcolm Young, the AC/DC rhythm guitarist who died Saturday at age 64. Both bands dedicated songs during their respective concerts to Young, who died three years after being diagnosed with dementia. The Foo Fighters opened its concert in Mexico City’s Corona Capital Festival with a blistering version of the 1977 A/C song, “Let There...
Country music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis dead at 85

Country music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis dead at 85

Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis died early Sunday morning in Ocala, Florida, according to his publicist, Don Murry Grubbs. He was 85. In his six-decade career, the singer recorded more than 60 albums, had three dozen Top 10 singles and wrote several hit songs that are now regarded as classics, the Tennessean reported. During the 1960s, Tillis’ songs charted for several artists, with...
Watch: Chance The Rapper spoofs NHL in ‘SNL’ skit

Watch: Chance The Rapper spoofs NHL in ‘SNL’ skit

Chance The Rapper does not like hockey. In a word, he was “cold.” In a hilarious skit on “Saturday Night Live,” the rapper plays an NBA sideline reporter, Laslo Holmes, pressed into duty as a rinkside reporter for a game between the New York Rangers and the Edmonton Oilers. “It’s very cold all around here,” Chance The Rapper said during Saturday night&rsquo...
Bill Murray resurrects 'Caddyshack' character in Facebook series about baseball

Bill Murray resurrects 'Caddyshack' character in Facebook series about baseball

Carl Spackler is back. Bill Murray played the hilarious golf course groundskeeper in “Caddyshack,” determined to keep a pesky gopher from ruining his lush fairways. He will play a similar role in “Bill Murray and Brian Doyle Murray’s Extra Innings,” an unscripted series that debuts Monday on Facebook, Entertainment Weekly reported. The show will stream on Mondays...
Rod Stewart spending holiday ‘right down the road from Donald Trump’

Rod Stewart spending holiday ‘right down the road from Donald Trump’

When you’re out and about on your pre-turkey errands this week, keep an eye out for Rod Stewart, who tipped off his Twitter followers as to his Palm Beach whereabouts. Tweeting a video apology to friends Roger Daltrey and Alistair Morrison, he wrote “While I’m on holiday and couldn’t be with Roger Daltrey & Alistair Morrison at the Adoration Trilogy unveiling...
AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

Rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, the co-founder of the rock ’n’ roll group AC/DC, died Saturday, Rolling Stone reported and the band announced on its website. He was 64. Young had been suffering from dementia for the past three years, which forced his retirement from the band that he founded with his brother Angus Young in 1973. "Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that...
Louisiana veteran entertains motorists with saxophone

Louisiana veteran entertains motorists with saxophone

A Vietnam War veteran has become a fixture for music lovers in his Louisiana town. Donald Givens plays saxophone for several hours daily in his gazebo at his Monroe residence. His yard is located near the corner of two overpasses and commuters can listen to his daily jam sessions, the News-Star reported. Strangers pull up to his home and ask Givens to play, sometimes handing the 67-year-old money...
Stolen Van Halen guitar returned to Hard Rock Cafe in Texas

Stolen Van Halen guitar returned to Hard Rock Cafe in Texas

A guitar owned by rock ’n’ roll legend Eddie Van Halen worth more than $100,000 was recovered Friday, hours after it was stolen from a Hard Rock Cafe in San Antonio, Texas, KSAT reported. The guitar, nicknamed “Frankenstrat,” had been reported stolen around 1 a.m. Friday. It was returned later in the day, but it is unclear how the restaurant was able to retrieve the instrument...
Like black licorice? It could land you in the hospital, FDA warns

Like black licorice? It could land you in the hospital, FDA warns

Black licorice looks innocent enough. But eat enough of those sticks or candies, and you could suffer the consequences. We’re not talking about weight gain or tooth decay. We’re talking bonafide, serious health issues like arrhythmia, reports the FDA. Blame it on one ingredient. Glycyrrhizin, the sweetening compound derived from licorice root, can cause your potassium levels to decrease...
The graying of America is stretching local tax dollars

The graying of America is stretching local tax dollars

WASHINGTON - More and more these days, when paramedics in Fairfax, Virginia, respond to emergency calls, they find an older person who has fallen, broken a bone or suffered a heart attack. Meanwhile in nearby Montgomery County, Maryland, authorities are investigating an increasing number of elder-abuse cases and crimes targeting senior citizens. In Chicago, New York City and elsewhere, more money...
5 tips from an expert shopper

5 tips from an expert shopper

I love to shop. Sometimes, I go to Nordstrom just to inhale the comforting scent of retail. This is both a blessing and a curse, as my credit card bill reveals. On the positive side, I’m so experienced at not just the act of shopping, but also the act of placing virtual items into my shopping cart and the act of obsessing over things I want to buy that I’ve become an expert at shopping...

Stress in cats may awaken herpes virus

Question: I have a 10-year-old cat and he developed a snotty nose and runny eyes and he sneezes a lot. I brought him to the vet and was told he has herpes virus. After he was given an antibiotic shot and some Onsior, he got better for a few weeks and was eating well, but then got sick again. Do I need to bring him in for another antibiotic shot? Answer: Sneezing and nasal discharge in cats is due...

Hormone therapy might help lower risk of Alzheimer’s

Introducing hormone treatment for women in early stages of menopause might help decrease their risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. For women, a drop in hormones during midlife may have some influence on developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Also, general brain volume gradually declines with advancing age, but the decline is faster in people who experience more cognitive decline...
Millennials embrace nursing careers – in time to replace baby boomers

Millennials embrace nursing careers – in time to replace baby boomers

The days are long past when the only career doors that readily opened to young women were those marked teacher, secretary or nurse. Yet young adults who are part of the millennial generation are nearly twice as likely as baby boomers were to choose the nursing profession, according to a recent study. These young people, born between 1982 and 2000, are also 60 percent more likely to become registered...
10 Palm Beachy giftsfor under $50

10 Palm Beachy giftsfor under $50

If you’ve been invited to make merry at a mansion this season, shop for a proper present like a Palm Beacher. We’ve scoured some of the island’s toniest shops to collect 10 lovely gifts for under $50. They’ll please your favorite hostess — or you. After all, even a Palm Beach millionaire enjoys a bargain. What better way to jot down a dinner party to-do list than on this...
Americans avoid planning for serious illness

Americans avoid planning for serious illness

“I’ll deal with it tomorrow. The perpetual tomorrow.” That’s what one person told a pollster, encapsulating how Americans avoid planning ahead for serious illness and death. While the vast majority of Americans say it’s important to write down their medical wishes in case they become seriously ill, only a third have done so, according to the poll, released Thursday by...
Vans Warped full cross-country tour to come to an end

Vans Warped full cross-country tour to come to an end

All good things must come to an end.  Journeys and Vans have announced that 2018 will be the last full-cross country Vans Warped Tour. For 23 years, the tour has helped launch the careers of acts like Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance while bands like Paramore moved from the small stages to the main stage. >> Read more trending news  More than 1,700 bands have toured throughout...
Have you seen this artist’s big ‘toys’ all over Palm Beach Gardens?

Have you seen this artist’s big ‘toys’ all over Palm Beach Gardens?

Mark Fuller was at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens one day when he struck up a conversation with a stranger. “The person said, ‘What do you do?’ “I said, ‘I do public art.’ “‘Where?’” the stranger asked. “‘That one right there,’” Fuller said, pointing to his giant sculpture of a record player turntable at the...
Why Palm Beach County is the ‘epicenter’ of the deadly opioid crisis

Why Palm Beach County is the ‘epicenter’ of the deadly opioid crisis

The opioid epidemic gripping the state hit epic proportions in 2016 with the largest number of heroin-related overdose deaths found in Palm Beach County for the second year in a row, according to a Palm Beach Post analysis of state death data released on Wednesday. It is a crisis driven by deadly fentanyl, a synthetic painkiller said to be 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine. Like throwing gasoline...
Kate Middleton reveals Prince William had a hard time with fatherhood at first

Kate Middleton reveals Prince William had a hard time with fatherhood at first

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, reportedly revealed that her husband, Prince William, had a tough time adapting to life as a father. While talking to a single father during a visit to Family Action, a care center for expecting and new parents, Catherine — who is currently pregnant with her third child — reportedly told the father, Billy, that William “did not know...
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Government pays "The Pioneer Woman" $2 million a year to use her massive estate

To her viewers, “The Pioneer Woman” is a relatable homemaker who can whip up a mean steak and also round up the cows they came from, but as it turns out, she also owns a giant chunk of Oklahoma. Ree Drummond, 48, and her husband Ladd own a whopping 433,000 acres of the Sooner State, making them the 23rd largest landowners in the country, according to the Land Report 100. Their...
‘Saturday Night Fever’ at 40: Remember Palm Beach County’s discos, boogie nights?

‘Saturday Night Fever’ at 40: Remember Palm Beach County’s discos, boogie nights?

— “Night Fever,” The Bee Gees It was a riotous explosion of slinky dance rhythms and propulsive beats, accompanied by some of the most singular fashion horrors ever inflicted on the American public in the latter half of the 20th century. Forty years ago, we were all swept up in disco fever. We boogied. We hustled. We got down. We wore silk shirts, flared pants, stacked shoes...
Study: It’s gotten a little pricier to buy the ‘12 days of Christmas’

Study: It’s gotten a little pricier to buy the ‘12 days of Christmas’

The classic carol “The Twelves Days of Christmas” is almost as old as the holiday tradition itself, so with the rising cost of “doing Christmas” it should be no surprise that the price tag for that partridge in a pear tree and those five golden rings has seen a hike. For 34 years, financial company PNC has issued its “PNC Christmas Price Index” to predict the...
Subscription boxes are the ideal gift this year: Here are 9 of the best

Subscription boxes are the ideal gift this year: Here are 9 of the best

Allow your holiday gift giving to be a little different this year. Subscription boxes are personal and some are even customize-able. With these cute little boxes, you skip the hassle of wrapping and waiting in long retail lines. Whether it’s a box full of themed collectibles from the hit show “Stranger Things” or a selection of gourmet foods from all over the country, a...
3 TO SEE: Miami City Ballet, auto exhibit, nature walk

3 TO SEE: Miami City Ballet, auto exhibit, nature walk

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 Natural November...
Luna Italian Cuisine a classic dining spot

Luna Italian Cuisine a classic dining spot

MENU Classic Italian eatery and pizzeria, with appetizers, salads, soup, hot and cold subs, wide assortment of pizza, pasta, calzones, stromboli, chicken, beef, sausage, veal, seafood, vegetables, desserts. ATMOSPHERE Warm and inviting, with wooden tables and booths, and bright colors accenting Italian landscape pictures and décor. There are a few tables outside if you prefer the downtown Stuart...
Food, service make Sabai Thai a favorite spot

Food, service make Sabai Thai a favorite spot

MENU Authentic Thai food. The menu includes everything from Pad Thai to Orange Duck. There’s also a large selection of sushi. ATMOSPHERE This gem, tucked away in a nondescript strip shopping center, is infused with a charming ambiance. The colorful wall murals, captivating light fixtures and nice-size bar are eclipsed only by the warm welcome diners receive. OUR FAVORITE FOOD/PRICE Our server...

Fall is here, but you can keep planting

PITTSBURGH — Many people quit planting after spring, but seasoned gardeners know that late summer and early fall are great times to accent boring plantings or re-do tired beds. You’ll also save money since many nurseries discount perennials, shrubs and trees now. I thought it was a good time to talk about some of my favorite plants and to approach experienced gardeners and professionals...
It’s fall, and there is much to do

It’s fall, and there is much to do

Finally, it is here. The gardener’s best season: autumn. Frankly I thought we would never get here, so long did summer heat and humidity last this year. But when the temperature drops and the air sparkles, energy soars to get things done. Tasks such as raking up twigs that seemed onerous just a month ago now are attacked with gusto. It’s the season for bulb buying and planting, setting...
A contemporary addition to the family compound

A contemporary addition to the family compound

WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. — Megan McMurray, bless her indulgent heart, is drawing a map. She already has cataloged, in perfectly understandable words and directional gestures, all the family members who live along this magical stretch of Whidbey Island beach, but we have reached relative overload. We need visuals. It’s a very clarifying map: We count six aunts, two parents, four uncles and...
Home tour through a friend’s renovated historic colonial

Home tour through a friend’s renovated historic colonial

About 10 years ago, I asked my friend Lisa if she would do something huge for me. Could we feature her home in my book “Feather Your Nest”? Lisa is no stranger to crews invading her home, with cameras, tripods and big boxy lights. Her beautifully renovated historic colonial has been featured in lots of publications, has been used as the set for many advertising shoots and been on tour...
Catch old Florida vibe at Benny’s on the Beach

Catch old Florida vibe at Benny’s on the Beach

MENU Benny’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Seafood is the main attraction, serving items such as fish and chips ($17) and a lobster roll ($25). There’s also a full bar. ATMOSPHERE Benny’s has been raising prices and extending its dinner hours, but it retains its Old Florida beach vibe. Benny’s can feel like two different places — there’s the rowdy bar on the...
How to decorate your home like an uber-chic French girl

How to decorate your home like an uber-chic French girl

Decor inspired by the charm of the French countryside is an often sought-after aesthetic. And it’s easy to see why. Who hasn’t dreamt up images of rustic furniture, lush landscaping reminiscent of “The Secret Garden” and natural wood accents (exposed beam ceilings, anyone?)? However, as Betsy Kasha, founding partner of the Parisian real estate agency A+B Kasha informs us, &ldquo...
The art of creating Danish hygge

The art of creating Danish hygge

Hygge: What is it and how do you get it? Hygge is a Danish word (pronounced hoo-guh) that essentially means coziness and a feeling of contentment. There are a number of ways this translates into daily life, from the home to how one conducts themselves throughout the day. In recent years, word of the Danish concept of creating hygge has spread across the ocean with many Americans wondering what hygge...
Blake Shelton is People’s 2017 ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

Blake Shelton is People’s 2017 ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

People Magazine has named the Sexiest Man Alive for 2017. Earlier Tuesday, People revealed other men on the list, including  Zac Efron, Kumail Nanjiani, 50 Cent and Armie Hammer. >> Read more trending news  The editors also ranked what features qualify the stars for making the sexy list, like Bradley Cooper’s eyes, Daniel Dae Kim’s chest and Jason Momoa&rsquo...
Rapper Eve to join CBS ‘The Talk’ show

Rapper Eve to join CBS ‘The Talk’ show

“The Talk” is getting a new co-host. Variety reported that rapper and actress Eve is joining the CBS panel talk show as a co-host after guest co-hosting during the last week of October. The announcement was made on Tuesday’s show. Eve’s entrance comes after longtime co-host Aisha Tyler left the show after six seasons, E! News reported. Tyler’s exit in July was an emotional...
Three top tips to hosting a memorable friendsgiving

Three top tips to hosting a memorable friendsgiving

Friendsgiving is a celebration of friendship and a time we spend with our second family: our go-to pals and our right-hand buddies. Whether it’s the usual cozy event that’s a shared effort to accomplish the good ol’ potluck dinner or you’re the host, planner and cook this year — Friendsgiving is all about creating memories among your circle of friends, indulging in yummy...
Taylor Swift performs emotional new song called ‘New Years Day’ for Jimmy Fallon

Taylor Swift performs emotional new song called ‘New Years Day’ for Jimmy Fallon

Taylor Swift made an unscheduled appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night show Monday to help comfort the grieving host. Fallon canceled last week’s tapings of “The Tonight Show” following the Nov. 4 death of his mother, Gloria Fallon.  During his return, Fallon briefly acknowledged his loss, tearing up while sharing a childhood memory of his mother squeezing his hand three...
More sexual assault allegations, this time John Travolta is in the crosshairs

More sexual assault allegations, this time John Travolta is in the crosshairs

Actor John Travolta has been accused of sexual battery again after another masseur came forward and accused the “Pulp Fiction” star of groping his buttocks and exposing himself during a massage in Palm Springs, California, in 2000. The accuser also claimed Travolta made comments about gay sexual fantasies during the alleged incident. Court documents obtained by RadarOnline...
6 thoughtful Christmas gifts for your empty-nesting mom

6 thoughtful Christmas gifts for your empty-nesting mom

When mom becomes an empty nester, a thoughtful child will adjust Christmas gift-giving strategies accordingly. After all, she probably doesn't want any more clutter and her taste in outings will have altered from the days of all-family-friendly-all-the-time.  You can still thrill her, though, if you consider these six thoughtful Christmas gifts for an empty nest mom: Now that the kids are out...
Cub Scout program helps break down barriers between police, kids

Cub Scout program helps break down barriers between police, kids

“On my honor, I will do my best….” Like their fellow scouts all over the world, the members of Cub Scout Pack 600 stand facing the American flag, with seriousness and reverence, and recite the Scout Oath, then the 12 points of the Boy Scout Law, pledging to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind and other important facets of good character. Also like other scouts, these approximately...
Pot twist: The science behind cooking with certain kitchenware

Pot twist: The science behind cooking with certain kitchenware

When I was visiting a friend’s house I was curious about what was cooking on the stove and gently lifted the pot cover. I was chided for taking the lid off sideways; my friend said she had learned from a TV chef to always raise lids from the back of the pot so that the condensed steam water drains right into the pot, rather than on the stove. A very sensible lesson learned; you won’t mess...
Khloe Kardashian might have debuted her baby bump on Instagram

Khloe Kardashian might have debuted her baby bump on Instagram

The entire Kardashian family has been tight-lipped about Khloé Kardashian’s and Kylie Jenner’s rumored pregnancies, but fans may have gotten a glimpse of one of the baby bumps just days ago.  On Friday, Khloé Kardashian rolled out her latest look for her fashion line Good American and the slightest, tiniest baby bump could possibly be seen under her velour...
Historic female champs inspiring next generation

Historic female champs inspiring next generation

This year, American women turned two of the world’s iconic athletic competitions — the U.S. Open Tennis Championships and the New York City Marathon — into their own historic showcases. In September at the U.S. Open, all four semifinalists were American — which hadn’t happened since 1985. And in last week’s New York City Marathon, 36-year-old Shalane Flanagan became...
Hollywood sexual misconduct: Accused have connections to Palm Beach

Hollywood sexual misconduct: Accused have connections to Palm Beach

As accusations of sexual harassment spread across Hollywood in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, here are some of the major players’ connections to and appearances in Palm Beach County over the years. Accused: The comedian, TV and film star has been accused by women of exposing himself and masturbating. The comedian said the allegations were true. After it was reported by The New...
Famed tabloid gossip columnist, Liz Smith, dead at 94

Famed tabloid gossip columnist, Liz Smith, dead at 94

She was the last of her kind. Liz Smith, a longtime New York gossip columnist, died Sunday at her home in Manhattan at the age of 94, her agent confirmed to The New York Times. Smith was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1923 and graduated from the University of Texas before heading to New York, where she made it big in the Big Apple. Smith, who started work as a gossip columnist for the New York...
OJ Simpson, just out of prison, banned from Vegas casino for belligerence

OJ Simpson, just out of prison, banned from Vegas casino for belligerence

Pro Football Hall of Famer, and one of the most controversial figures in American history, O.J. Simpson — who was released from a Nevada prison in October after serving time for armed robbery and assault — has been kicked out of a Las Vegas casino and banned for life for being belligerent, TMZ reports. Simpson was reportedly inebriated at the Cosmopolitan in Vegas and became disruptive...
PHOTOS: PGA National opens renovated Palmer Course

PHOTOS: PGA National opens renovated Palmer Course

A revamped Arnold Palmer-designed golf course at PGA National Resort & Spa is open for play again. PGA National celebrated the reopening Friday morning. The Palmer is one of the resort’s five courses and is mostly used by tourists. It’s the Champion Course that hosts the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic every February.   The Arnold Palmer Design Company advised PGA National on...
Liz Smith dead: Why gossip queen told us she was ‘overpaid, overfed’

Liz Smith dead: Why gossip queen told us she was ‘overpaid, overfed’

She slurps tomato soup in bed, wishes she’d learned to tap dance and admits to being “overpaid, overfed and overstimulated.” There goes omnipotent wag, Liz Smith, yapping again. This time, though, she’s gossiping about herself. “I’m tired and decrepit,” she half-jokes with a sigh, “but as I get older I like to work more.” Weary, maybe, from the...
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