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Science center to add brain center, thanks to $100K donation

The money contributed by the Stiles-Nicholson Foundation to name this center will be added to funds already raised to build the center’s new permanent exhibit, “Journey Through the Human Brain,” a $2 million project in partnership with Florida Atlantic University’s newly-created Brain Institute.
Florida homestead law a ‘debtor’s haven’? Not for Beverly Hills dentist

Florida homestead law a ‘debtor’s haven’? Not for Beverly Hills dentist

Facing a $2.1 million court judgment in California, longtime Los Angeles resident Michael Motamed suddenly got a yen to move to Florida, plunking down $1.5 million for an oceanfront condominium in Palm Beach. But attorneys representing a former UCLA pre-med student who suffered horrific injuries in 2012 when Motamed’s Mercedes plowed into her said there was nothing mysterious about the retired...
JUST IN: Belle Glade apartment fire forces two from home

JUST IN: Belle Glade apartment fire forces two from home

An apartment fire early Friday forced two people from their Belle Glade home, the American Red Cross said. Red Cross volunteers responded to the fire on Northwest 10th Street and are helping the people with emergency needs. There was no immediate word on the cause of the fire.
Why was John Wayne Bobbitt at a Palm Beach Gardens hot dog contest?

Why was John Wayne Bobbitt at a Palm Beach Gardens hot dog contest?

Patience, people. Patience. John Wayne Bobbitt’s long white limo was supposed to pull up in front of The Abbey Road Grill & Sports Emporium a whole half-hour ago, but the lunch crowd inside is being extremely patient. In fact, this burger-munching, beer-sipping lunch crowd’s patience is so heroic, so sublime, that a careless observer might mistake it for indifference. Outside, in the Wednesday...
LATEST: ‘Not your luck day,’ West Palm police say attacker warned man

LATEST: ‘Not your luck day,’ West Palm police say attacker warned man

With a folding knife in hand, Keith Etheridge approached as another man walked outside Wednesday to retrieve his mail, according to West Palm Beach police. “This is not your lucky day,” Etheridge told the man, adding a racial slur, according to a police arrest report made public Thursday. Etheridge’s day ended with his arrest on one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon...
He overdosed twice in 24 hours, then came back to thank his rescuers

He overdosed twice in 24 hours, then came back to thank his rescuers

While responding to drug-overdose calls several times a day, it’s not unheard of for paramedics to save the life of one person only to have that same person overdose again within 24 hours. But it is rare for that person to get sober, and then want to meet the team that saved his life. It happened with Steve Sundquist in Boynton Beach. One day in March he was found...
JUST IN: Six area Fantasy 5 winners this week; payouts top $500,000

JUST IN: Six area Fantasy 5 winners this week; payouts top $500,000

Six winning Fantasy 5 tickets have been sold since Sunday in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, bringing the lucky players a combined $519,942.52 in prizes, Florida Lottery records show. The two most recent winning tickets were sold Thursday in Port St. Lucie and Boca Raton, the Florida Lottery said. All four winners statewide claimed $47,701.71 for winning numbers 2-18-22-25-33. The Port St...
Arguments today in PBSO appeal of $22 million Dontrell Stephens award

Arguments today in PBSO appeal of $22 million Dontrell Stephens award

A federal appeals court will hear arguments this morning that will determine whether a jury verdict against a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy for shooting an unarmed West Palm Beach man will withstand judicial scrutiny. Attorney Summer Barrancco, who is representing sheriff’s Sgt. Adams Lin and the Sheriff’s Office, will try to persuade the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to throw...
“Hello Sunshine” theme for West Palm gateway art

“Hello Sunshine” theme for West Palm gateway art

West Palm Beach will greet you with rays of morning sunshine, starting next year with the city’s latest Art in Public Places addition. The city commission this week approved five gateway works of outdoor art, together titled “Hello Sunshine,” by West Coast art collective Aphidoidea. Each of the city’s five commission districts will get its own cluster...
Alton defends prices on last of new Palm Beach Gardens’ homes

Alton defends prices on last of new Palm Beach Gardens’ homes

Buyers looking for a new house centrally located in Palm Beach Gardens have limited choices, and one of the biggest developers in Palm Beach County knows it. Alton, the Kolter Homes development between Donald Ross and Hood Roads west of Central Boulevard, is the only new construction of single-family homes in the heart of the city. The two- to six-bedroom houses in price from the high $500,000s to...
Lake Worth resident on pothole free road: ‘It’s the way it should be’

Lake Worth resident on pothole free road: ‘It’s the way it should be’

Arnoux Estime, a retired hospital worker, has lived on 14th Avenue South for more than 30 years. For many of those years, the road outside Estime’s four-bedroom home, has been awful. “It was rough,” said Estime, 74. “Whenever it rained, we’d get flooded. My car would get messed up.” READ: Starbucks,-Mobile coming to new Lake Worth shopping center Wesline Desinat...
Mark Bellissimo’s attorney arrested; allegedly grabbed and shook woman

Mark Bellissimo’s attorney arrested; allegedly grabbed and shook woman

Mark Bellissimo’s longtime attorney Dan Rosenbaum was arrested this week after he grabbed a woman out of her seat and shook her, according to an arrest report. Rosenbaum went into an Urgent Care facility in Boca Raton on Tuesday morning and started to yell at a man and a woman in the waiting room, the report said. The woman’s name was redacted from the report. He then grabbed the woman...
Dalia Dippolito lawyers say sleeping juror requires new trial

Dalia Dippolito lawyers say sleeping juror requires new trial

Allegations that a sleeping juror was on the panel that convicted Dalia Dippolito could be the basis for yet a fourth trial on charges that she tried to have her husband killed. Defense attorneys for Dippolito, 34, on Thursday filed a motion for a new trial and a request to interview jurors in Dippolito’s case based on claims that one of the jurors slept through key parts of the case. RELATED...
NEW: Palm Springs girl drowns in Palm Beach pool

NEW: Palm Springs girl drowns in Palm Beach pool

A 1-year-old Palm Springs girl is dead after she was pulled from a pool in Palm Beach Wednesday evening, according to town police. Palm Beach Fire Rescue crews were called at 5:04 p.m. to a possible drowning at 201 Sanford Ave., just west of North County Road. When they arrived, first responders found a 1-year-old receiving CPR, according to Division Chief Sean Baker. The girl had been pulled from...
BREAKING: Feds explain sweet deal for billionaire sex offender Epstein

BREAKING: Feds explain sweet deal for billionaire sex offender Epstein

Federal prosecutors went on the offensive this month, denying allegations that they bowed to pressure from billionaire Palm Beach resident Jeffrey Epstein and his high-priced lawyers at the expense of dozens of teenage girls he sexually abused. In their first public comment since 2007 — when they negotiated a deal that allowed Epstein to escape federal charges — prosecutors filed...
LATEST: Woman three times over DUI limit after crash that injured 18

LATEST: Woman three times over DUI limit after crash that injured 18

A Jacksonville woman’s blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit when she cut off a passenger van in February, causing 18 people to be taken to a hospital, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Kimberly Brown, 42, faces 14 counts of driving under the influence damaging property and three of driving under the influence causing serious bodily injury in the Feb. 7 crash...
COMMENTARY: Too many road rage incidents in northern Palm Beach County

COMMENTARY: Too many road rage incidents in northern Palm Beach County

Agreeing on politics seems to be tougher than ever these days, but can we at least get along during our morning and evening commutes? READ: FHP ID’s victim in I-95 road rage stabbing, two questioned I was alarmed, but not completely surprised, to read a story about a mother mourning the loss of her 26-year-old son, who was fatally stabbed on the side of Interstate 95 near Blue Heron Blvd. in...
Author says new book based on UFO sighting over Wellington

Author says new book based on UFO sighting over Wellington

Three days before he was supposed to meet with a leading UFO researcher, New York Times bestselling author Steve Alten claims he saw something whirling in the sky above Wellington. When he examined the odd lights more closely, he says he saw about a dozen saucer-shaped objects with amber lights on the bottoms flying from south to north along State Road 7. They were going in staggered pairs moving...
Whew! Why Palm Beach Gardens seniors exercised for 12 straight hours

Whew! Why Palm Beach Gardens seniors exercised for 12 straight hours

Every day a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease can feel like the longest. RELATED: Gardens doctor in drug study for dementia that plagued Robin Williams For the Alzheimer’s Association’s aptly named “Longest Day” campaign to raise money for support and research, residents and staff of the La Posada senior living community near The Gardens Mall took turns exercising for...
NEW: Lake Worth man accused of videotaping teen in bathroom

NEW: Lake Worth man accused of videotaping teen in bathroom

A Lake Worth man is facing a criminal charge after he allegedly used a cellphone to record video of a teenage girl taking a shower, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrested Osman Perez, 30, early Thursday on one count of video voyeurism. He remained in custody at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. See who’s been...
Delray officer weeps at driver’s bond hearing in fatal Key West crash

Delray officer weeps at driver’s bond hearing in fatal Key West crash

The judge hadn’t called Lacy Marie Morris’ hearing in Monroe County court on Thursday, but tears were already coming from Delray Beach police employees. The woman who police say drove with drugs and alcohol in her system and caused the April 8 wreck that killed fellow Officer Christine Braswell, 40, sat within feet of them for the first time. That alone prompted the emotion. “To...
12 times Donald Trump tweeted about his Mar-a-Lago Club

12 times Donald Trump tweeted about his Mar-a-Lago Club

President Donald Trump loves his Mar-a-Lago Club.  Within his first 100 days in office, Trump made seven trips to his part-time Palm Beach home, and on two of those trips he hosted world leaders: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in February, and Chinese President Xi Jinping in April. Trump purchased the estate in 1985 from the estate of cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, and...
Some cool things to do in Lake Worth this summer

Some cool things to do in Lake Worth this summer

The Great American Raft Race is always a hoot in Lake Worth. (Palm Beach Post file photo) LAKE WORTH — Looking for a few cool things to do this summer in the city? Check out these upcoming events.   3rd of July Star Spangled Band Showcase The details: Can’t wait for July 4 to get your Independence Day groove on? Well, the city is hosting this pre-July 4th party at the Cultural ...
VIDEO: Fire at nursery west of Delray under investigation

VIDEO: Fire at nursery west of Delray under investigation

Only ashes were left Thursday afternoon to signify where a large one-story wood building once stood west of Delray Beach. The cause of the fire that started at about 9 a.m. on the 9300 block of 155th Lane South remained undetermined and under investigation, said Capt. Albert Borroto, Fire Rescue spokesman. The building was leased by Otero’s Nursery. Firefighters reported a heavy column of black...
JUST IN: Trump’s West Palm club income rises nearly $1 million

JUST IN: Trump’s West Palm club income rises nearly $1 million

President Donald Trump’s suburban West Palm Beach golf club has seen a rise in income, according to recently filed financial documents. Trump’s personal financial disclosure form, which he voluntarily submitted last week to the Office of Government Ethics, also shows that the West Palm club made the least money of Trump’s Palm Beach County properties for the 15-month period covered...
Here’s how much Trump made on his Jupiter property

Here’s how much Trump made on his Jupiter property

President Donald Trump’s northern Palm Beach County golf course is making more money, according to recently filed financial documents. Trump last Friday voluntarily submitted his personal financial disclosure form to the Office of Government Ethics, offering the first look at his finances since taking office this year. According to the 98-page federal disclosure document, Trump National...
LATEST: Hoverboard catches fire, forces 10 people from Florida home

LATEST: Hoverboard catches fire, forces 10 people from Florida home

Ten people, eight of them children, were forced from their home early Thursday after a hoverboard caught fire, authorities said. A person was charging the hoverboard — a two-wheeled electric skateboard that sits horizontally below the rider’s feet — when it caught fire at a home on Z Terrace in the National Village community west of Congress Avenue and north of Blue Heron Boulevard...
Land clearing starts at Jupiter’s new dog park

Land clearing starts at Jupiter’s new dog park

Fenced-in areas for little dogs and big dogs are planned (Photo/Bill DiPaolo) Land in being cleared in Jupiter for the $2.5 million dog park at Center Street and Indiantown Road. Read the full story in The Palm Beach Post.   Location of new dog park is outlined in red Dogs in Jupiter can go to Dog Beach, located north of Marcinski Road  
NEW: Man accused of impregnating girl, faces U.S. immigration review

NEW: Man accused of impregnating girl, faces U.S. immigration review

A Palm Springs man is in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after his arrest last week on a charge of impregnating a middle-school aged girl. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kevin Guevara-Palacios, 21, on June 15. The El Salvador native was released from the county jail Monday after posting $25,000 bail. It was unclear when federal officials would rule on...
LATEST: Man, 82, reported missing, last seen in West Palm

LATEST: Man, 82, reported missing, last seen in West Palm

An 82-year-old man coping with health issues went missing Thursday morning, city police said. Tommie Turner was last seen at about 1 a.m. on 45th Street just west of Military Trail. Police said he suffers from dementia and is considered endangered. Turner is 5 feet 10 inches and 150 pounds, with white hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red-and-black flannel shirt, dark dress pants, a...
JUST IN: Man accused of threatening cab driver: ‘Do you know who I am?’

JUST IN: Man accused of threatening cab driver: ‘Do you know who I am?’

Investigators have accused a Lake Clarke Shores man of threatening a taxi driver with a knife and trying to stab a man who came to help the driver. “Do you know who I am?” Eirik Certo demanded of his victims Sunday night, according to the probable-cause affidavit for his arrest. “I’m from New York. Google my name, and you will see who I am.” Certo, 42, served prison time...
Boca’s Barzilay skis on to Forbes’ America’s Top Women Advisors of 2017

Boca’s Barzilay skis on to Forbes’ America’s Top Women Advisors of 2017

A former camp counselor who taught children to water ski has made a splash on Forbes’ inaugural America’s Top Women Advisors of 2017 list, ranking No. 70 out of 200. Rachel Barzilay, 31, of Boca Raton recalled the camp job “helped me break out of my comfort zone.” A key lesson: “guiding while not being overbearing.” It meant letting the kids figure some things out...
Boca Raton theater hopes ‘Beauty and Beast’ will make kids love theater

Boca Raton theater hopes ‘Beauty and Beast’ will make kids love theater

“Where’s Beast?” my kid whispers. The house lights have just gone down inside Boca Raton’s Wick Theatre, and the dramatic voice over prologue has just begun. But already, first-time theater goer Brooks, 3 1/2, has questions. He knows that he’s about to enjoy the story of “Beauty and the Beast” or, as he calls it, “Beast and The Belle,&rdquo...
Why was Army hero killed in botched prisoner escape plan?

Why was Army hero killed in botched prisoner escape plan?

Thirty years ago, two ex-cons hatched a brazen, murderous scheme to free their imprisoned buddy during a trip to a doctor’s office in West Palm Beach. Before the bullet-riddled afternoon ended, one prison guard was dead, another was wounded and a 12-car police chase and shooting spree ranged from Olive Avenue to Palm Beach International Airport. And it all happened because James J. O’Brien...
Voters said ‘no’ to waterfront towers, so why is one in the works?

Voters said ‘no’ to waterfront towers, so why is one in the works?

Despite a voter-approved ban on building skyscrapers on West Palm’s downtown waterfront, the city is pressing forward with a plan that would allow one developer — Related Cos. of New York — to do just that. Related in April submitted an application to create an Okeechobee Business District that would allow the CityPlace developer to build a 25-story office tower 300 feet from the...
SNEAK PEEK: Delray $80 million patient tower ‘more hotel than hospital’

SNEAK PEEK: Delray $80 million patient tower ‘more hotel than hospital’

Now equipped with private patient rooms and a rooftop helipad for quicker transports, Delray Medical Center will soon open its largest expansion since the hospital was built in 1982. The July 11 opening of the $80 million patient tower promises to impress. The four-story tower adds a new, larger main entrance, 96 private patient rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, a cardiovascular clinic, five-level...
UPDATE: Boynton car theft suspect spun out throwing gun from window

UPDATE: Boynton car theft suspect spun out throwing gun from window

11 a.m. UPDATE: Morris Johnson Jr. lost control of the stolen Nissan Altima when he threw a gun magazine out the window, according to the probable-cuase affidavit for his arrest. Johnson had asked a young woman in the front passenger seat to throw it out the window, but she refused. She said the two had met that night via Instagram, according to the affidavit. Officers found a black Glock 17 with...
Boynton becoming a brewery and now barbecue destination

Boynton becoming a brewery and now barbecue destination

For a couple years now Boynton Beach has unofficially been the city of breweries. It all started with Due South Brewing. Now Boynton has Devour, Copperpoint, NOBO, and even NonProphet, which is a brewery but not your typical beer brewery. That’s five “breweries.” READ: Boynton Beach to get second ‘bad to the bone’ barbecue spot But now I’m beginning to think there&rsquo...
NEW: Child taken to hospital after near-drowning in Palm Beach

NEW: Child taken to hospital after near-drowning in Palm Beach

A 1-year-old child was taken to a hospital after a near-drowning in Palm Beach, according to fire rescue. Palm Beach Fire Rescue crews were called at 5:04 p.m. to a possible drowning on the 200 block of Sanford Avenue, just west of North County Road, according to Division Chief Sean Baker. When they arrived, first responders found a 1-year-old receiving CPR. The unidentified child was taken to St...
New rules for sober homes get first approval in Boynton Beach

New rules for sober homes get first approval in Boynton Beach

With just one more vote from the city’s officials, business owners that plan to open sober homes in Boynton Beach will have to get them certified with the local nonprofit Florida Association of Recovery Residences. The organization already regulates sober homes, but under a voluntary program, with the state. Read: What two south county cities are doing to regulate...
NEW: St. Lucie man accused of trying to lure girls into prostitution

NEW: St. Lucie man accused of trying to lure girls into prostitution

Christopher Alexander Koeper promised to help a person he thought was a 16-year-old girl make plenty of money working as a stripper and a prostitute, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office alleged Wednesday. “You’ll be the safest girl in the world next to me,” he reportedly told her, promising never to leave the teen’s side. The teen actually was an undercover sheriff&rsquo...
EXCLUSIVE: Mast vulnerable in DCCC poll, could face Aronberg challenge

EXCLUSIVE: Mast vulnerable in DCCC poll, could face Aronberg challenge

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee won’t say if Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg is the candidate its polling shows leading U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, but an internal memo indicates the DCCC believes recapturing a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018 is still a possibility despite losing a high-profile race in Georgia on Tuesday. Aronberg was mentioned...
NEW: PBSO searching for suicidal man last seen near West Palm Beach

NEW: PBSO searching for suicidal man last seen near West Palm Beach

A 35-year-old man recently released from the Palm Beach County Jail is missing and the sheriff’s office is looking for him. Matthew Berkal was arrested Tuesday night on charges of DUI and resisting an officer. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office described Berkal as suicidal when they arrested him. Other details about the arrest were not available Wednesday. Berkal was last seen at the...
Movies, bowling and more approved in Jupiter’s Abacoa

Movies, bowling and more approved in Jupiter’s Abacoa

Artist rendition Despite concerns about parking, the town council on Tuesday night unanimously approved a $22 million plan for CineBowl & Grille, an Abacoa entertainment center with restaurants, bowling lanes, pool tables and a movie theater. See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.  
Jupiter Restaurant partly owned by Michael Jordan takes shape

Jupiter Restaurant partly owned by Michael Jordan takes shape

Here’s the latest view of 1000 North, scheduled to open by the end of the year in Jupiter (Photo/Bill DiPaolo) Exterior work has started on 1000 North,  cthe waterfront restaurant in Jupiter that will be partly owned by former NBA star Michael Jordan. The 50-foot-tall restaurant on the Loxahatchee River with a view of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is expected to open by the end of the year...
Exclusive: NYU Langone opening medical offices in Palm Beach County

Exclusive: NYU Langone opening medical offices in Palm Beach County

New York University’s Langone Medical Center is opening medical offices in West Palm Beach and Delray Beach, the latest out-of-area health care provider to cater to Palm Beach County patients. NYU Langone has leased 7,200 square feet of ground floor space at the 101 North Clematis office building. The space is next to Pistache restaurant and part of Waterfront Clematis, a downtown two-building...
Johnny Depp: ‘When was the last time an actor assassinated a president’

Johnny Depp: ‘When was the last time an actor assassinated a president’

Johnny Depp knew his comments to his British audience were going to spark controversy, even as he said them. The actor was speaking to an audience in a British theater Thursday when he made a vague reference to John Wilkes Booth assassinating a president, The Telegraph reported. >> Read more trending news Depp was taking questions at the Cinemageddon at the Glastonbury Festival after introducing...
Trevor Noah on Philando Castile footage: ‘It broke me’

Trevor Noah on Philando Castile footage: ‘It broke me’

The “Daily Show” detoured from comedy on Wednesday, as Trevor Noah talked frankly and emotionally about the released dashcam footage in which a Minnesota man was killed by police last year during a traffic stop. >> Read more trending news “It broke me,” Noah said, saying he was moved by the final part of the footage showing the death of Philando Castile. In that...
Ellen DeGeneres calls out audience member for dishonesty

Ellen DeGeneres calls out audience member for dishonesty

Ellen DeGeneres tested the honesty of her audience in a recent show, and most of them passed. The one woman who didn’t was embarrassed with a reprimand on national television. >> Read more trending news  With “Ellen” in its 14th season, DeGeneres gave her audience members the chance to choose one item from the Ellen Shop, the Huffington Post reported. What the...
‘Baby Driver’ cast talks heart-pounding, toe-tapping summer action flick

‘Baby Driver’ cast talks heart-pounding, toe-tapping summer action flick

Actor Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx star in the summer’s most anticipated action movie, and it’s equal parts heart-pounding thrills and toe-tapping musical. Car crashes, romance and a musical backdrop make “Baby Driver” a genre-bending adrenaline kick from writer/director Edgar Wright. “We had a very good blueprint to work with from Edgar,” Jon Hamm told...
’Downton Abbey’ the movie in the works, production to start next year

’Downton Abbey’ the movie in the works, production to start next year

“Downton Abbey” the movie is in the works, with production scheduled to begin next year. The popular, award-winning PBS television drama, which ended in 2015, focused on the lives of an aristocratic British family, the Granthams, and their family of servants. The historical TV series, starring Dame Maggie Smith and Elizabeth McGovern, among others, was written by Julian Fellowes,...
From death’s door to People magazine for Loxahatchee flu girl

From death’s door to People magazine for Loxahatchee flu girl

A Loxahatchee girl featured in the Palm Beach Post after nearly dying of the flu is now featured in People Magazine. Jenny Spell came forward to tell her harrowing story to encourage people to get the flu vaccine. The 18-year-old  ended up on an ECMO heart-lung machine for five days in the fall of 2014 and eventually had to have a kidney transplant. She is now enrolled at the University...

Stop! Don’t miss Diana Ross at the Kravis

Want to see a legend? Then don’t miss Diana Ross on her “In the Name of Love Tour” Saturday at the Kravis Center. First rising to fame as the lead singer of The Supremes, Ross helped them to become Motown’s most successful act with songs including “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Where Did Our Love Go,” “Stop! In the Name of Love” and many...

Taste the tropics at Northwood Mango Heritage Festival

Blended in a smoothie, baked into bread, mixed in a daiquiri or eaten straight off the tree, there’s nothing quite like a mango. With a taste so amazing and sweet that it could, if enough people partook, possibly bring world peace, this delicious fruit is something to celebrate. And what better way than at the Northwood Mango Heritage Festival. The event will include a mango recipe contest where...
Why do mosquitoes bite you, but not your friend?

Why do mosquitoes bite you, but not your friend?

You are enjoying a nice glass of chardonnay with your bestie in the back yard when suddenly mosquitoes take aim as if you are a dart board at an insect bar giving away free Bloody Marys. But your friend remains untouched. It’s as if she has been sweating bug repellent but still smells of that perfume you can’t stand. “They like you because you are so sweet,” she jests, as you...
Lime Fresh Mexican Grill offers a fiesta of flavors

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill offers a fiesta of flavors

MENU There’s something for everyone at Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, a Broward County-based eatery that opened in Palm Beach Gardens in May. Its lengthy menu includes tried-and-true Mexican favorites like fajitas, tacos, burritos and quesadillas, plus salads, soups, desserts and a variety of sides. The salsa bar was a big hit with our kids. ATMOSPHERE A fast-casual eatery that includes indoor and...
When downsizing means an upgrade

When downsizing means an upgrade

It started as a whim. My cousin Anne, who is a designer at Nell Hill’s, has three daughters who would soon be out of the nest. Why not sell their larger family home and downsize into a fixer-upper she could renovate? “It sounded so fun,” Anne remembers with an eye roll. “Looking at pictures and finding what you want is fun. But living through it isn’t as much fun,&rdquo...
Heron Hall: one of the greenest buildings ever, and home

Heron Hall: one of the greenest buildings ever, and home

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. — The first sign was tangible: “Lot for sale,” it read, all nonchalantly, in handwritten letters — as if this weren’t the site of a zillion future superlatives. Architect Jason F. McLennan notices signs. This time, he and his family were in the market for a promising lot on Bainbridge Island; had been for a couple of years. And this lot, so close...
Vase was likely mass produced in 1940s

Vase was likely mass produced in 1940s

Dear Helaine and Joe: This pretty little vase was my mother’s, but I wonder if it was first her mother’s. Most of the things my mother had were midcentury modern, but this little vase stands out as being different. It is 5 1/2 inches tall and 5 inches across. It has a delicate white flower on the front with green leaves with some gold. There is some damage to one of the petals. The bottom...
A redesigned 500-square-foot rowhouse strives to make less more

A redesigned 500-square-foot rowhouse strives to make less more

BALTIMORE — Tiny homes are giving new meaning to the phrase “less is more.” The less square footage, the fewer things you own, says Greg Cantori, a volunteer tiny-house consultant for Baltimore nonprofit Civic Works. The fewer things you own, the less “junk purchases” you make. And fewer such purchases free up time and money. “We spend so much time buying, moving...
Fennel, queen of arid herb gardens

Fennel, queen of arid herb gardens

It’s said that fennel was old when Troy was new. The big bold Mediterranean herb has its roots in the ancient world, and yet is now as commonplace as any other potentially invasive plant in parts of California. Fennel loves the mild West Coast climate, and where other escapees fail during extended drought, it thrives as it has since long before the pharaohs. Although fennel is a culinary herb...
3 TO SEE: Fishy art; sunset at the lighthouse; ‘Sense and Sensibility’

3 TO SEE: Fishy art; sunset at the lighthouse; ‘Sense and Sensibility’

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 Fishy fine art in...
How to make a small apartment seem bigger

How to make a small apartment seem bigger

When it comes to apartment-style living, maximizing space is often key. Depending on the size of your urban environment, furniture placement can especially be a challenge. From furniture size to colors and even materials, here are some tips you can follow to create an oasis in your urban environment. DO: Use light or neutral colors. Light colors will automatically help open up a space. Create a floor...
Breakfast, lunch done right at Eggs-Cetera Cafe

Breakfast, lunch done right at Eggs-Cetera Cafe

MENU Breakfast and lunch with interesting, plentiful options — including stuffed red raspberry granola French toast and a shrimp and lobster salad pita wrap. ATMOSPHERE This is a cozy place with numerous windows that make it light and bright, even on a rainy day. OUR FAVORITE FOOD/PRICE There were many tempting choices but after much contemplation (and sage advice from our server) we chose an...
Adele brings cake to Grenfell Tower firefighters in London 

Adele brings cake to Grenfell Tower firefighters in London 

Adele made a surprise visit to some of the firefighters who worked to battle the fire at the Grenfell Tower high rise in London last week. The fire killed at least 30 people when it breakout early Wednesday.  BBC News reported that Rob Petty, a fireman at Chelsea Fire Station, shared photos on Facebook of the singer posing with some of his colleagues on Monday. “Not everyday the wonderfully...
Twenty One Pilots rant means they won’t be headlining Coachella anytime soon

Twenty One Pilots rant means they won’t be headlining Coachella anytime soon

Twenty One Pilots took time out of their headlining set at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware Friday night to slam California’s popular music fest, Coachella, in what is now a viral moment. It’s probably safe to say that they won’t be getting a call to headline Coachella, let alone perform there, anytime soon.  Band front man Tyler Joseph told the crowd...
Update: Bob Barker ‘doing fine’ after fall

Update: Bob Barker ‘doing fine’ after fall

Update: Former game show host Bob Barker says he is doing fine after hit the back of his head during a fall last week. He was taken to Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles by his housekeeper, a Barker representative told Entertainment Tonight. He has since been released and has returned home. Barker’s spokesperson told ET that he “has had some minor discomfort and pain, but is...
Happy birthday, Westlake: Palm Beach County mystery city is 1 year old

Happy birthday, Westlake: Palm Beach County mystery city is 1 year old

Editor’s Note: Happy 1st birthday, Westlake! Palm Beach County’s newest city was incorporated one year ago today. Here is Barbara Marshall’s 2016 story on what you can see and do in our latest burg: James LaClair, Sr. was dumbfounded. The bar where he and his son, James LaClair, Jr., were having noontime beers was no longer part of rural, unincorporated Loxahatchee. RELATED: RANKING...
‘Jaws’ at 42: Did you know shark’s first victim went to Forest Hill High?

‘Jaws’ at 42: Did you know shark’s first victim went to Forest Hill High?

When Steven Spielberg began casting “Jaws” in early 1974, he envisioned a New York City actress for the role of the skinny-dipper killed in the opening minutes of the movie. But what would become an iconic role in the summer blockbuster that opened on June 20, 1975 — 42 years ago — would go to a West Palm Beach-bred stunt woman who seemed born to play the part. Her name...
Tyra Banks’ baby boy makes his debut in an adorable Father’s Day photo

Tyra Banks’ baby boy makes his debut in an adorable Father’s Day photo

“America’s Got Talent” and “America’s Next Top Model” host Tyra Banks has shared a first look at her son, York Banks Asla, in a new Instagram photo.  People reported that this is the first public photo of Banks’ son, who was born last January via gestational surrogate. The 16-month old boy is Banks’ first child with her boyfriend, photographer Erik...
KISS guitarist Gene Simmons says famous rocker hand symbol belongs to him, files for trademark

KISS guitarist Gene Simmons says famous rocker hand symbol belongs to him, files for trademark

Rocker Gene Simmons is trying to trademark a hand gesture he and other rock ‘n’ rollers are known for called the “devil’s horns” or “metal horns,” but the gesture as used by Simmons also means “I love you” in sign language.  The KISS guitarist filed an application last week that included a drawing of the gesture with the index and pinky...
No shame in an easy and inexpensive date night — especially when CityPlace is to thank

No shame in an easy and inexpensive date night — especially when CityPlace is to thank

Date night is on a whole new level, thanks to CityPlace in West Palm Beach. So text your boo-thang and tell him/her, it's on tonight. Because CityPlace's new Night Out promotion is hooking you up every Sunday through Thursday. We're talking dinner and a movie for two, plus valet. All for $60. (That's a pre-sexytime steal, if one ever existed!) The promotion lasts from now till October. Participating...
Beyonce’s dad confirms birth, ‘Happy Birthday to the twins!, love Granddad’

Beyonce’s dad confirms birth, ‘Happy Birthday to the twins!, love Granddad’

Beyonce’s father Matthew Knowles has confirmed the singer and her husband, hip hop mogul Jay Z, are the proud parents of  twins. “Happy Birthday to the twins! Love Granddad,” Knowles said on Twitter Sunday.  It’s the first public confirmation that, in fact, Beyonce has delivered the twins. Rampant speculation and anonymous sources last week claimed the singer had...
Fans rejoice as Beyoncé, Jay Z welcoming twins takes over Twitter

Fans rejoice as Beyoncé, Jay Z welcoming twins takes over Twitter

The Beyhive was abuzz on Twitter after celebrity power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z welcomed their long-awaited twins. On Father’s Day, Beyoncé’s father Matthew Knowles confirmed reports of the births in a tweet.  “Happy Birthday to the twins! Love Granddad,” Knowles said on Twitter Sunday. Knowles is the first family member to publicly announce the births. Fans...
Father’s Day: Best restaurants to dine with Dad, includes deals and freebies

Father’s Day: Best restaurants to dine with Dad, includes deals and freebies

Dads are always grillin’ and now we’ve found the best restaurants for chillin’...with Dad. It’s Father’s Day this Sunday and we have the perfect way to say thanks: Take your rad Dad out to eat.  Here are some of the best options: At The Regional’s Father’s Day brunch, Chef Lindsay Autry will offer Southern-style dishes including cornmeal flapjacks...
Jada Pinkett Smith disputes accuracy of Tupac Shakur film

Jada Pinkett Smith disputes accuracy of Tupac Shakur film

Rap legend Tupac Shakur would have been 46 on Friday, and childhood friend Jada Pinkett Smith took to social media to dispute the accuracy of her relationship with the late singer in the new film “All Eyez on Me.” >> Read more trending news “Forgive me ... my relationship to Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in ‘All Eyez on Me’ to stand as truth...
Karrueche Tran gets restraining order against Chris Brown

Karrueche Tran gets restraining order against Chris Brown

Actress Karrueche Tran was granted a five-year restraining order against former boyfriend Chris Brown, USA Today reported. >> Read more trending news  A judge in Santa Monica, Calif., on Thursday, granted the “Claws” actress’ request. Tran shared threatening text and voicemail messages from Brown, USA Today reported. Brown did not attend the hearing but was represented...
Elizabeth Banks apologizes for comments about Steven Spielberg

Elizabeth Banks apologizes for comments about Steven Spielberg

Actress Elizabeth Banks is sorry. Very sorry. >> Read more trending news  Those were the words Banks used in an apologetic tweet Thursday directed at director Steven Spielberg, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Tuesday night during the Women in Film’s Crystal + Lucy Awards, Banks said Spielberg had never directed a film featuring a female in the lead role. Banks was making...
When a son can save his mother, that’s a happy Father’s Day

When a son can save his mother, that’s a happy Father’s Day

A real father gives life — not just to his own children but to his whole family. J.P. Hervis knows this. That’s why, last fall, as he and his wife Terri nervously tended to their premature twin sons, he made a decision to give the gift of life to his mother — his kidney. “No one can look at their kids, and talk about the importance of family, and not do this,” says Hervis...
How to kick off retirement?Have a date with Oscar

How to kick off retirement?Have a date with Oscar

We asked readers where they’ve traveled on their retirement road trips. Janet Collins of Lake Worth wrote this: I’m luckier than most, having a twin sister to travel with and a husband (hers) who doesn’t mind. We’ve gone on many memorable trips, but none tops the trip my sister took me on to celebrate my retirement — our starstruck trip to Los Angeles. We happened to...
JUST IN: Is this downtown West Palm restaurant closing for good?

JUST IN: Is this downtown West Palm restaurant closing for good?

There is currently a sign on the door of downtown West Palm hot spot Jardin, saying the restaurant is closed for summer vacation. That is usually not good news for restaurants during the slow summer months. Sources close to the restaurant can not confirm if the restaurant is closed for good. But OpenTable lists the restaurant as permanently closed. Post Food Editor Liz Balmaseda said in the full dining...
Erendira Wallenda hangs by teeth in helicopter over Niagara Falls

Erendira Wallenda hangs by teeth in helicopter over Niagara Falls

The wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda hung by her teeth -- literally -- as she performed a stunt in a helicopter over Niagara Falls, WGRZ reported. >> Read more trending news Erendira Wallenda, an aerialist, performed the stunt tethered to a hoop suspended from the helicopter 300 feet above the falls on Thursday, the television station reported. After performing some acrobatic stunts, she briefly...
Cavaliers’ star LeBron James embraces the bald look

Cavaliers’ star LeBron James embraces the bald look

LeBron James, smarting after the Cleveland Cavaliers were beaten in the NBA Finals by the Golden State Warriors, has decided to take on a new look. >> Read more trending news  King James, who has been compared to Hall of Famer Michael Jordan, took on MJ’s bald-headed look, showing off his shaved head on his Instagram account. James’ hairline has been receding for years, so he...
Bat-signal shines on L.A. City Hall in tribute to Adam West

Bat-signal shines on L.A. City Hall in tribute to Adam West

With Mayor Eric Garcetti giving the final countdown,  the iconic Bat-signal was shined on the front of the Los Angeles City Hall on Friday morning, KTLA reported. Garcetti was joined by Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck to pay tribute to  the late Adam West, the actor best known for playing Batman in the beloved, campy television series that aired on ABC from 1966 to 1968. West...
Tupac Shakur biopic, ‘All Eyez on Me,’ ready for long-awaited release

Tupac Shakur biopic, ‘All Eyez on Me,’ ready for long-awaited release

On June 16, Tupac Shakur would have turned 46. The deceased rapper will receive the ultimate tribute, though – the long-awaited release of “All Eyez on Me,” the biographical drama about the musical game changer. Shot in Atlanta much of last year, as well as in Las Vegas, the film is directed by Benny Boom, whose credits include “Next Day Air” and “S.W.A.T.,&rdquo...
Tony winner dropped out of Boca’s Spanish River High to pursue acting

Tony winner dropped out of Boca’s Spanish River High to pursue acting

When Rachel Bay Jones won a Tony Award  for her role in the hit musical “Dear Evan Hansen,” the former Boca Raton resident and longtime veteran of South Florida stages, thanked her grandmother. Her Nana sold her engagement ring so Jones could move to New York and pursue her Broadway dream at age 19, she told the Tony audience. Jones, 47, plays Heidi, the hard-working...
National Lobster Day: Choose one of these dishes around town to celebrate

National Lobster Day: Choose one of these dishes around town to celebrate

Honey, never be ashamed of your love of the finer things. Namely, expensive lobster dinners that Palm Beach Post Food Editor, Liz Balmaseda calls “the Lexus of crustaceans.” Today, that sea creature celebrates its day: National Lobster Day. There’s plenty of lobster to be found in this sea-loving county. On a plate, in a bowl and between buttery brioche. Have your lobster and...
Get that Father’s Day tropical-fruit fix at Mounts

Get that Father’s Day tropical-fruit fix at Mounts

Looking for the perfect, delicious way to spend Father’s Day? Then get set for a sweet time at Annual Tropical Fruit Festival at Mounts Botanical Garden! Produced in collaboration with the Rare Fruit Council of Palm Beach County, the event will include tropical fruit tastings, live music, indoor and air-conditioned food and cooking demonstrations, ice cream and smoothies, tropic-themed Corvettes...
Run wild with Dana Fuchs in Delray Beach

Run wild with Dana Fuchs in Delray Beach

Blues on the Square presents recording artist and movie actress Dana Fuchs. Described as sultry and incendiary, this incredible performer and songstress can howl, moan and whisper. With a voice and presence that can be at one moment subtle and sweet as a songbird and the next come crashing though like a roaring lion, her entire being becomes an instrument on stage. “She looks like an angel,...
Italian, Mediterranean: it’s all at La Fontana

Italian, Mediterranean: it’s all at La Fontana

MENU Italian and Mediterranean dishes. Italian appetizers range from homemade bruschetta to fried calamari. On the Mediterranean side, there’s burek — freshly baked phyllo with cheese and either spinach or beef filling. Entrees include Italian favorites such as stuffed shells, fettuccine Alfredo, and Parmesans, piccatas, and Marsalas. Among the Mediterranean entrees: cevapi (Balkan beef...
Food, service make Bimini Twist topnotch

Food, service make Bimini Twist topnotch

MENU Bimini Twist bills itself as a seafood, steak and chops place, and it certainly is that, but you also can get salads, burgers and sandwiches. ATMOSPHERE The vibe is overwhelmingly warm and cozy - a little surprising in a pretty big space. Carefully placed plant accents added to the feel of mini getaway from life’s hectic pace. OUR FAVORITE FOOD/PRICE We ordered the onion ring tower ($10...
3 TO SEE: Art by locals; celebrate Juneteenth; hear Dana Fuchs

3 TO SEE: Art by locals; celebrate Juneteenth; hear Dana Fuchs

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 Biennial exhibition...
Ice Cube honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame at star-studded ceremony

Ice Cube honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame at star-studded ceremony

  Rapper turned actor Ice Cube has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. At a star-studded ceremony at the iconic landmark in Los Angeles on Monday, Ice Cube was surrounded by family and friends as he accepted the honor. His N.W.A. band mates Dr. Dre, DJ Yella and MC Ren, and musicians Big Boi and Russell Simmons, actor Martin Lawrence and “Boyz N the Hood” director John...
‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant killed in car crash right before show debut

‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant killed in car crash right before show debut

“America’s Got Talent” contestant Dr. Brandon Rogers was killed in a car crash in Maryland over the weekend, just weeks before his performance on the show was scheduled to air, according to an emotional post from his brother Danni Rogers on Instagram. “I lost my best friend,” Rogers said. Rogers, 29, had just finished medical school last year, but was beginning to make...
How ‘Mad Men’ actor Jon Hamm turned daycare teaching job into Hollywood stardom

How ‘Mad Men’ actor Jon Hamm turned daycare teaching job into Hollywood stardom

  Actor Jon Hamm is probably best known for his role as the dapper Don Draper of AMC’s “Mad Men” fame, but in recent years, Hamm has also played a globally savvy baseball scout in the film “Million Dollar Arm” and a suburban spy in “Keeping Up With the Joneses.” Up next he’s part of a heist gang in the film “Baby Driver,” which is due...
2 Palm Beach County restaurants voted ‘Best Outdoor Dining in America’

2 Palm Beach County restaurants voted ‘Best Outdoor Dining in America’

A table with a view. That’s what we want. Your view drops you in the middle of a certain paradise. That’s the essences of al fresco dining, the sense of place. OpenTable has revealed their ‘100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America’ and two restaurants in Palm Beach County made the list!  The winners were selected from more than 10 million verified-diner reviews...
Midler’s the toast of Broadway — and skinny, too

Midler’s the toast of Broadway — and skinny, too

The show must go on. And so must Bette Midler’s speech. Midler thanked everybody including her hairstylists after she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical on Sunday night. She yelled for producers to “shut that crap off” when the music started playing — the cue to wrap up her speech. Midler’s star turn as Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly!&rdquo...
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