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‘A forever fight’: In local town, battle lines are drawn on dirt roads

Residents of this small, rural town thrive on the serenity and privacy it offers. But after recent controversy over Loxahatchee Groves’ roads, some are drawing a line in the dirt about maintenance — and how to pay for it. Maintaining the roads has been an issue since before the town was incorporated in 2007, but previous dust-ups turned testier in the days after Hurricane Irma whipped...
Are cats taking over John Prince Park, west of Lake Worth?

Are cats taking over John Prince Park, west of Lake Worth?

You can call Susan Carmichael the Feral Cat Woman. She has been rescuing the four-legged cuties for years. Carmichael, founder of Florida’s Forgotten Felines, a group that cares and feeds cats in Palm Beach County, has over 58 colonies and takes care of more than 700 cats. Carmichael, 71, says she has about 10 cats at her Lantana home. It’s probably more. “I do foster cats as well...

Horses helping people — and vice versa — in Jupiter Farms

Wearing blue boots and toting feed buckets to the four horses in the remodeled wooden barn at Nature Speaks, Inc., Rachel Ibarra is exactly where she wants to be. Once the owner of a public relations company, Ibarra and her husband Tracy bring together recovering horses with children diagnosed with autism and other disorders. They are applying for grants to start a program to unite the horses with...
Manafort’s restrictions transferred to Palm Beach Gardens home

Manafort’s restrictions transferred to Palm Beach Gardens home

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is one step closer to being released from house arrest in Virginia and waiting out his trial at his home in Palm Beach Gardens. In an order signed Friday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said she was satisfied that the $10 million in property Manafort agreed to forfeit would be available if he failed to appear in court. Before...
Early forecast: Above-average hurricane season in 2018

Early forecast: Above-average hurricane season in 2018

An unforgettable parade of deadly and destructive hurricanes ripped across the Atlantic in 2017, making it, by one measure, the seventh-strongest season on record. Early projections are that another active year looms in 2018. An analysis released Wednesday by Colorado State University’s Philip Klotzbach outlined five scenarios for next year, the two most likely of which would produce an above-normal...
LATEST: Armed man wanted for robbery at Game Stop in suburban Boca

LATEST: Armed man wanted for robbery at Game Stop in suburban Boca

An armed man walked into a Game Stop in suburban Boca Raton on Monday, then left after allegedly stealing two games, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The robbery occurred at the Game Stop at Glades and Lyons roads. » Get the latest Breaking News at PalmBeachPost.com The man stole PlayStation 4 and 7 PlayStation games before leaving through the front door, PBSO said...
Brightline’s Orlando extension wins federal approval

Brightline’s Orlando extension wins federal approval

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline has won approval from federal transportation officials to extend its passenger rail service north to Orlando, clearing the way for the private rail venture to begin construction on its second phase connecting West Palm Beach and central Florida. Brightline said it plans to begin construction on the northern extension early next year. On Monday, the company will...
NEW: PBSO seeks woman who tried to use stolen credit cards at Kohl’s

NEW: PBSO seeks woman who tried to use stolen credit cards at Kohl’s

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a woman who allegedly attempted to use stolen credit cards Sunday at a Kohl’s department store in Lake Park. The credit cards were stolen from an unidentified victim earlier on Sunday during a robbery at a Publix Super Market on Military Trail near Community Drive in suburban West Palm Beach. The woman was then caught on surveillance-camera...
Judge bars death penalty in Boca Raton case that could test state law

Judge bars death penalty in Boca Raton case that could test state law

Setting up what could be the first-ever test of part of Florida’s new death penalty laws, a Palm Beach County judge on Friday barred prosecutors from seeking a death sentence in a Boca Raton murder case from May because they missed a crucial filing deadline. Circuit Judge John Kastrenakes’ potential landmark ruling Friday in the case of Tashane Chantiloupe comes just days after his attorney...
Trumps’ White House Christmas reception brings the merry and bright

Trumps’ White House Christmas reception brings the merry and bright

Are you dreaming of a White Christmas? Let me tell you that the White House appears to be doing exactly the same, if the holiday decorations I saw Thursday at a reception there were any indication. The overall scheme of the decorations, overseen by first lady Melania Trump, were in the white mood, although there was a dash of sparkling gold that dazzled in the State Room. White sparkling branches...
BREAKING: Palm Tran bus lost tire because technican took phone call

BREAKING: Palm Tran bus lost tire because technican took phone call

A Goodyear technician was distracted by a phone call and did not properly tighten a Palm Tran bus tire that later flew off its axle and caused crashes on Interstate 95 last week in Boynton Beach, a Palm Tran spokesman said Friday. Palm Tran has observed the interruption in a surveillance-camera video, seeing the worker put the lug nuts on the tire but not torque them at all, spokesman Joe Harrington...
Neighbors want beached 35-foot houseboat in Jupiter hauled away

Neighbors want beached 35-foot houseboat in Jupiter hauled away

A 35-foot houseboat has washed ashore near Burt Reynolds Park West in Jupiter, and some residents want the “eyesore” hauled away. “They should give the owner a reasonable amount of time, maybe seven days. But that boat is dangerous. It needs to be removed,” said Tom Kataras, a boater who lives in Jupiter Cove. READ: Jupiter residents want junk boats littering Jupiter waterways...
Bill Koch’s son Wyatt sues ex-fiancee to get $250K ring back

Bill Koch’s son Wyatt sues ex-fiancee to get $250K ring back

Billionaire Bill Koch’s son Wyatt is no longer engaged, and he wants the quarter-million dollar ring back from his ex-fiancee. Lawyers filed a civil lawsuit on Wyatt Koch’s behalf Tuesday to attempt to force Ivie Gabrielle Slocumb to return the expensive piece of jewelry. “The ring is wrongfully detained by (Slocumb),” the lawsuit says. “She received the ring...
Famed lawyer F. Lee Bailey still fighting to clear O.J. Simpson’s name

Famed lawyer F. Lee Bailey still fighting to clear O.J. Simpson’s name

Sitting at the head of a massive wooden table in a lawyer’s conference room, famed attorney F. Lee Bailey portrays himself as a doctor trying to cure the nation of its 23-year-old plague of O.J. Simpson-loathing. “I get them to listen in groups, but I think the inoculation wears off after a while,” the former West Palm Beach lawyer and Manalapan resident says with...
LATEST: West Palm police respond to surge in overdoses with arrests

LATEST: West Palm police respond to surge in overdoses with arrests

Drug overdoses are booming in West Palm Beach, and city police are fighting back. With two weeks left in 2017, city Fire Rescue crews have responded to 705 overdose calls. That compares to 447 overdoses in the city in all of 2016, an increase of nearly 60 percent. Law-enforcement authorities answered with Operation Pocket Change, a nine-month effort targeting people connected to opioid sales and related...
Riverbend Park’s $3 million renovation still missing its main feature

Riverbend Park’s $3 million renovation still missing its main feature

Disappointment was the reaction Samantha Livas had when she pulled into the new paved parking lot at Riverbend Park, part of the $3 million renovation completed six weeks ago. “Where’s the place to rent a kayak?” she asked a couple unloading their bicycles from their car trunk. When told the concession stand was gone, she turned to her passengers in the back seat and frowned. That...
LATEST: Death, arrest of drug ‘kings’ dent Boynton’s epidemic - for now

LATEST: Death, arrest of drug ‘kings’ dent Boynton’s epidemic - for now

As officers cleared the scene of a Friday evening disturbance, Sgt. Widy Jean’s thoughts wandered back to the party he had spotted outside a home south of Cherry Hills. He turned to a woman nearby. The Riddick twin? he asked. Probably, she said. The Heart of Boynton’s dead are often celebrated in loved ones’ yards before the next day’s funeral, and in hours it would be Kunta...
North Palm Beach police dog dies after unexpected medical event

North Palm Beach police dog dies after unexpected medical event

Village police said goodbye to four-legged officer Cole after the K9 died of complications from emergency surgery last week, the department said on Facebook. Cole, badge #638, underwent surgery for an “unexpected medical event,” police said. He served the department for nine years with Officer James Kaminski. The 9-year-old German shepherd died 9:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Police use K9 officers...
Lake Worth church celebrates, reflects on 90 years in business

Lake Worth church celebrates, reflects on 90 years in business

Our Savior Lutheran, the church across the street from Lake Worth High School, recently celebrated its 90th anniversary as several former members and friends visited. “There was lots of hugs, tears, smiles and warm embraces,” said Stephen Wipperman, church pastor. “It was delightful for everyone.” The church was started in 1927 with about a group of 25 people. “We built...
Inside or outside, dog attacks can sometimes be fast and inexplicable

Inside or outside, dog attacks can sometimes be fast and inexplicable

On Thanksgiving afternoon, about 2 p.m., Nailande White, known as “Lucy,” was walking her two dogs in the Emerald Lakes development on Sixth Avenue South. Layla, a 5-year-old schnauzer Chihuahua mix, and Oreo, a 1-year-old Chihuahua-French bulldog mix, were on their way home. Suddenly, Lucy, a 28-year-old PetSmart groomer in Delray Beach, spotted Lesi, a 3½-year-old boxer mix sniffing...
NEW: This section of Forest Hill in Wellington is getting resurfaced

NEW: This section of Forest Hill in Wellington is getting resurfaced

A section of Forest Hill Boulevard in Wellington is slated for overnight resurfacing work starting this weekend. The road from south of the Dunkin Donuts near Wellington Trace to just south of Essex Drive will be milled and resurfaced starting from 6 p.m. Sunday to 5:30 a.m. Monday, then from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through Friday, said Village Manager Jim Barnes. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign up for The Post&rsquo...
NEW: Doctor accused of prescribing drugs without exams arrested again

NEW: Doctor accused of prescribing drugs without exams arrested again

A 73-year-old doctor who was arrested in April for prescribing pain killers for cash and whose medical license suspended in October was arrested again this week, according to authorities. Peter Katz, who practices family medicine in Boynton Beach, was arrested Wednesday on charges of unlawful prescription and fraud, among others. The arrest comes after the Florida Department of Health issued an emergency...
The story behind West Palm’s longest mural, among its most colorful

The story behind West Palm’s longest mural, among its most colorful

“Hybrid Infinity,” the latest outdoor art to adorn a downtown structure, brings color to CityPlace’s Hibiscus Garage along Quadrille Boulevard. The mural, which stretches 581 feet on the garage’s east facade, was hand-painted in three weeks by artist Frankie Cihi. Cihi’s website describes her as a half-Japanese, half-American artist who moved back to Tokyo after receiving...
New alert suggests Trump’s holiday visit to Palm Beach to start Dec. 22

New alert suggests Trump’s holiday visit to Palm Beach to start Dec. 22

All signs point to President Donald Trump returning to Palm Beach for Christmas — but it appears his stay might not begin until Dec. 22. After issuing an alert Thursday to pilots of “VIP Movement” in Palm Beach starting Dec. 20, the Federal Aviation Administration today sent a new alert for Dec. 22 through Jan. 1. No times have been provided yet. Although the White House is mum on...
Best restaurants for Christmas Eve and Christmas in Palm Beach County

Best restaurants for Christmas Eve and Christmas in Palm Beach County

Not in the mood to cook on Christmas eve or Christmas day? These restaurants have you covered. Here are a few of the best dining offerings around Palm Beach County. Prices are listed without the expected tax and tip. The Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant, in downtown West Palm is offering a special order-and-take Christmas dinner option. The prepared meal includes an Australian leg...
NEW: Boynton woman’s family not surprised husband arrested in murder

NEW: Boynton woman’s family not surprised husband arrested in murder

Alvin Mayers wasn’t surprised his son-in-law was arrested in his daughter’s June murder. He’s just relieved it finally happened. Euri Jenkins, 31, was arrested Thursday on a first-degree murder charge in his wife’s June 29 killing. He appeared Friday morning at a brief hearing at the Palm Beach County Jail before Judge Carolina Shepherd.She ordered Jenkins held without bond...
Delray’s eight new lifeguard towers will cost taxpayers $1.1 million

Delray’s eight new lifeguard towers will cost taxpayers $1.1 million

DELRAY BEACH — The city’s shorelines are getting the crème de la crème of lifeguard towers — durable and good-looking with enhanced features such as solar panels —but it’s going to cost taxpayers about $1.1 million. And that price tag was a tough sell for some city leaders. “This is a condominium price that we’re paying for a small...
JUST IN: Drug crackdown leads to West Palm opioid arrests

JUST IN: Drug crackdown leads to West Palm opioid arrests

An opioid investigation by West Palm Beach police has led to “multiple” arrests of people who authorities say were panhandling on city streets, officers said Friday. Authorities said those arrested were selling opioids such as fentanyl and heroin and used the money they collected to support their drug habits. It was not immediately clear how many people were arrested. A news conference...
VIDEO: Fire Rescue save dog from fire at condo west of Delray

VIDEO: Fire Rescue save dog from fire at condo west of Delray

A joyful pup was reunited with its owner Thursday night after Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews rescued the dog from a condominium fire west of Delray Beach that left six people homeless. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Capri Cmd Video, Share the excitement and joy as owner reunites with her...
JUST IN: Two hospitalized after car left running in Gardens garage

JUST IN: Two hospitalized after car left running in Gardens garage

Two people were hospitalized Friday morning after a car was left running in a garage at PGA National since Thursday night, Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue said. The car had been running at the Thornton Drive home since 10 p.m. Thursday and the people were taken to Saint Mary’s Medical Center for carbon monoxide poisoning, Deputy Chief Shon Broedell said.
Popular indoor playground to close at Downtown at The Gardens

Popular indoor playground to close at Downtown at The Gardens

Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Cafe, a popular gathering spot at Downtown at The Gardens, will close its doors this month. The company announced on its Facebook page that its last day of business is Dec. 27. It is offering 25 percent off holiday retail purchases. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the closing of Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Cafe,” the post said. “We thank...
Study: Flagler Shore not clogging traffic on downtown waterfront

Study: Flagler Shore not clogging traffic on downtown waterfront

The city has fielded plenty of complaints about its pilot project to give half of Flagler Drive back to pedestrians and cyclists. There have been calls to city hall, while social media sites where downtowners gather online, and our letters-to-the-editor columns, also have served as sounding boards for those who hate the public art, hate the road barriers and fear Flagler Shore: From...
NEW: Husband of woman killed at front door near Boynton arrested

NEW: Husband of woman killed at front door near Boynton arrested

The husband of a woman who was shot and killed in her home near Boynton Beach this summer has been arrested in connection with her death, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Euri Jenkins was arrested Thursday by Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies assigned to the the U.S. Marshals Service, according to Manny Puri, assistant chief deputy U.S. marshal. Jenkins, who was booked into the...
Derelict vessel washes ashore at Jupiter’s ‘Boating Graveyard’

Derelict vessel washes ashore at Jupiter’s ‘Boating Graveyard’

An abandoned houseboat, one of many derelict vessels Jupiter residents have complained about  floating and sunk in Jupiter waterways, has washed ashore at Burt Reynolds Park West. The beige houseboat, about 35 feet long, was anchored Thursday afternoon about 100 feet off shore, just north of the public boat docks.  An orange tag issued by Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department...
NEW: Another delay for proposed airstrip community in Wellington

NEW: Another delay for proposed airstrip community in Wellington

Wellington’s Planning, Zoning and Adjustments Board on Wednesday postponed reviewing the master plan of a controversial proposal that would marry the village’s equestrian and aviation lifestyles in one neighborhood.  The postponement was made at the request of the developers behind Flying Cow Ranch, which would bring homes, barns and small planes to a 150-acre property south of the...
Baseball, turtle, superhero-themed holiday trees for a cause? You bet

Baseball, turtle, superhero-themed holiday trees for a cause? You bet

A festive, holiday tree-decorating contest is making the season brighter for hundreds of children who are spending it away from their families. RELATED: Villages of Hope gives former foster kids a future Step into the lobby of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, and you’ll be surrounded by 20 Christmas trees and Hanukkah bushes that would make Martha Stewart proud. The hospital staff and volunteers...
Family’s fear: No one searching for surfer missing since 2016

Family’s fear: No one searching for surfer missing since 2016

It’s been nearly two years since Darryl Fornatora disappeared during a surfing trip to the Dominican Republic, and authorities appear no closer to finding out what happened to the West Palm Beach resident than they did the day he vanished. For his family, frustration accompanies their grief. Not only has there been no trace of Fornatora, but there’s no certainty anybody &mdash...
JUST IN: Man suffering from dementia missing near West Palm, PBSO says

JUST IN: Man suffering from dementia missing near West Palm, PBSO says

A 64-year-old man authorities say is suffering from dementia is missing from his home in suburban West Palm Beach, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Bonito Mondestin left his residence on the 1500 block of Quail Drive in the Westgate neighborhood between 3 and 6 a.m. Thursday. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a brown zippered jacket...
2-mile-long stretch of Australian pines on Village Blvd. to get cut down

2-mile-long stretch of Australian pines on Village Blvd. to get cut down

The Australian pines along Village Boulevard and Brandywine Road buffer the roar from Interstate 95, shade the local roadway from sun and create a tunnel of green through what otherwise would be a barren, asphalt landscape. They’re also an invasive species that soaks up too much water, spreads branches too close to passing cars, sheds pine needles that clog drains and costs the city a small...
JUST IN: Teen shot at in suburban Palm Beach Gardens, PBSO says

JUST IN: Teen shot at in suburban Palm Beach Gardens, PBSO says

A 16-year-old male was shot at — but not hit — Thursday morning near Grove Park Elementary School just south of Palm Beach Gardens, a spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The shooting took place at Military Train and Investment Lane, the spokesman said. Authorities were in the area after the shooting talking with the victim and gathering information. It was...
EXCLUSIVE: New Alton clubhouse opening in Palm Beach Gardens (PHOTOS)

EXCLUSIVE: New Alton clubhouse opening in Palm Beach Gardens (PHOTOS)

Soon, residents of a new community in Palm Beach Gardens “three miles to everywhere” will also be just a short walk or bike ride to the gym. The clubhouse for Alton, a Kolter development off Donald Ross Road, officially opens for residents Monday. The club at the corner of Grandiflora and Alton Roads is primarily a gym, with free weights, multipurpose machines, exercise bikes and...
3,000 Lake Worth utility customers lose power for 2 hours today

3,000 Lake Worth utility customers lose power for 2 hours today

Lake Worth experienced a power outage Thursday morning that affected 3,000 customers after a car hit a pole onLake Worth Road between Gulf Stream and Davis Road, the city said. The outage occurred at 6:31a.m. The electric utility dispatched a team which temporary fixed and restored power to all customers by 8:31 a.m. Further repairs will be carried out later today, the city said. “We sincerely...
UPDATE: Palm Beach police seek man who tried to break into 50-foot yacht

UPDATE: Palm Beach police seek man who tried to break into 50-foot yacht

2:50 UPDATE: The search for the man who attempted to break into a large yacht near the Sailfish Club is still underway, said police spokesman Michael Ogrodnick. 10:20 a.m. UPDATE: Palm Beach police used PBSO helicopters and canines to search for a man who tried to break into a 1938 50-foot yacht near the Sailfish Club early Thursday, said Public Safety Director Kirk Blouin. The boat’s captain...
NEW: Man faces trafficking charges as fentanyl, pills found in locker

NEW: Man faces trafficking charges as fentanyl, pills found in locker

A Wellington man is facing drug trafficking charges after investigators found stashes of drugs including fentanyl, cocaine, Adderall and marijuana in a storage locker he rented in suburban Boca Raton, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Jason Daniel Miller, 39, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail and faces multiple drug trafficking charges and multiple charges of drug posession...
NEW: DUI manslaughter convict, on loose for 14 years, back in PBC Jail

NEW: DUI manslaughter convict, on loose for 14 years, back in PBC Jail

More than 14 years late for the start of his prison sentence, Trent Albury has arrived in the Palm Beach County Jail. The now-44-year-old was convicted in 2001 in the May 26, 2000, death of 44-year-old Dawn Sheppard in suburban West Palm Beach. Prosecutors said he was high on the “date rape” drug GHB when he ran a red light and killed the married mother of two. Royal Bahamian Police arrested...
A private jet or full floor? Condo developers seek luxury buyers

A private jet or full floor? Condo developers seek luxury buyers

Just in time for the holidays, how about a jet with that condo? Or perhaps some extra room to move around, like the entire floor of a building? “Put it on the Christmas list,” said Group P6’s Ignacio Diaz. Two real estate developers are pulling out all the stops to lure high-end buyers to their Palm Beach County condominiums now under construction. On South Palm Beach, ...
One of the best restaurants in America is right here in Palm Beach

One of the best restaurants in America is right here in Palm Beach

It’s that time of year when ‘best of’ lists for 2017 are complied for all types of things, from best bites to favorite foods. And OpenTable just revealed one of the big ones: The 100 Best Restaurants in American for 2017. The list from the online restaurant reservation service reflects the opinions of more than 12 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 26,0000...
Apple wants to know your heart rate, for science

Apple wants to know your heart rate, for science

Apple’s trying out something entirely new: a medical study. Apple Watch users are now able to enroll in a new study Apple is conducting with Stanford University School of Medicine, which uses the device’s heart-rate monitor to check for an irregular heart rate. While others have used Apple’s software and devices in medical studies, this is the first time that it’s actually...
Working and playing with plants helps cope with illness, disabilities

Working and playing with plants helps cope with illness, disabilities

ST. LOUIS — Half-reclined and wrapped in a shawl, Lauren Underhill spins a sprig of red-blossomed pineapple sage with her left thumb and index finger. Under the shawl, a catheter tube connects to a vein infusing her bloodstream with a cocktail of anti-cancer drugs. Underhill, who has stage 4 colon cancer, spends up to five hours at the Siteman Cancer Center south of St. Louis during such appointments...
How to decide when home remedies are better than antibiotics

How to decide when home remedies are better than antibiotics

For parents, it can be hard to tell whether your child’s illness requires antibiotics or if there are other ways to effectively treat his or her symptoms. To prevent overuse of these drugs, it’s important to know when home remedies can be used instead of antibiotics. “If your child has an ear infection, consider using over-the-counter pain relievers in place of antibiotics,&rdquo...
Keep your holidays happy by letting go of food guilt

Keep your holidays happy by letting go of food guilt

Every year around holiday time, there’s an influx of articles about how to stick to your healthy eating goals and resist temptation. You may read about how to say no to second helpings, stop gobbling up fat-laden appetizers or alternate alcoholic drinks with sparkling water to combat calories. That advice is practical, but it focuses too much on what not to do. It could end up making you feel...
Shopping for health care online? The odds are stacked against you

Shopping for health care online? The odds are stacked against you

The internet is great place to shop for plane tickets, laundry detergent, artisan jewelry and pretty much anything else you might ever want to buy. But a new report says there’s one big exception — health care. If you expect the World Wide Web to help you figure out how much you’ll need to pay to get your hip replaced, a painful joint isn’t your only problem. And if you think...
Billie Lourd shares photo of mom Carrie Fisher, honoring ‘Star Wars, her last movie

Billie Lourd shares photo of mom Carrie Fisher, honoring ‘Star Wars, her last movie

Billie Lourd is remembering her late mother, Carrie Fisher, in a touching Instagram post. >> Read more trending news  The touching photo Lourd shared Friday shows the pair clinging to each other on the red carpet of a recent movie premiere. The mother and daughter starred in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” back in 2015, and now Fisher’s last movie, “Star Wars: The...
6 reasons why you're not losing weight – even though you're trying

6 reasons why you're not losing weight – even though you're trying

How many friends or colleagues have said to you they're trying to lose weight in the past week? Or perhaps you're that friend or co-worker. We often tell others – and ourselves – that we're aiming to shed a few pounds, but we don't see the results we'd like. If this describes you, you're certainly not alone. The latest statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention...
5 Hallmark holiday movies that feature a piece of the South

5 Hallmark holiday movies that feature a piece of the South

Made for watching by the roaring fire, cocoa in hand, slippers on feet, the delightful, wintry scenes of Hallmark Channel holiday movies are not typically fit for Southern settings. It only makes sense: how are you going to have the Christmas Festival of Ice and similar “Winter Wonderland” themes set in Charlotte, or Atlanta or Rocky Top, Tennessee? What's surprising is that...
In 1998, ‘The Simpsons’ predicted Disney would buy Fox

In 1998, ‘The Simpsons’ predicted Disney would buy Fox

Doh! Another prediction comes true on the long-running “The Simpsons” animated sitcom. In 1998, the sitcom predicted that The Walt Disney Company would buy 21st Century Fox. In other episodes, the show also has forecasted the presidency of Donald Trump and a Super Bowl halftime show featuring Lady Gaga. NBC News reported.  Here’s a rundown: This prediction came...
Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler opens Janie’s House for abused girls 

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler opens Janie’s House for abused girls 

The first thing you see when you walk into Janie’s House is a quote painted in script on the wall: “They say the two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” >> Read more trending news  Those words from Mark Twain would resonate with anyone. But Steven Tyler turned them into a mission. On Nov. 1, the first-ever...
Actress Halle Berry ‘done with love’ after latest break-up

Actress Halle Berry ‘done with love’ after latest break-up

Halle Berry doesn’t need a man and she has the Instagram story to prove it. >> Read more trending news  On Wednesday, the actress reportedly shared a photo on her Instagram story of a rope shaped like a heart and the words “done with love” along with three flexing muscle emojis. The post comes just hours after US Weeklyreported that she had split from her music producer...
Tavis Smiley accuses PBS of ‘biased and sloppy’ investigation, denies any misconduct

Tavis Smiley accuses PBS of ‘biased and sloppy’ investigation, denies any misconduct

Former PBS host Tavis Smiley is fighting back against sexual misconduct allegations, accusing PBS of a conducting a “biased and sloppy” investigation.  >> Read more trending news  The network suspended the “Tavis Smiley” show on Wednesday after former staffers accused the interviewer of inappropriate behavior. According to Variety, the longtime...
Walt Disney presents: ‘Avatar,’ ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Alien’ and ‘Rocky Horror’

Walt Disney presents: ‘Avatar,’ ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Alien’ and ‘Rocky Horror’

As of Thursday morning, the Walt Disney Co. is set to own a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion deal. With this merger, the number of major studios in Hollywood will go from six to five, and the combined Disney and Fox assets would have a 39% theatrical market share, according to Variety.  >> Read more trending news  The deal, which some have...
Quantum House unveils kosher rooms for Jewish families during Hanukkah

Quantum House unveils kosher rooms for Jewish families during Hanukkah

On the first night of Hanukkah, the Quantum House in West Palm Beach unveiled three kosher rooms for families staying at its facility. Gary S. Lesser of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith helped arranged for Mezuzah to be added to the doors. The Mezuzah received “an extra blessing” from Rabbi Yoel Gancz of Chabad of West Palm Beach. “It’s important for the Jewish families at Quantum...
Rape case against rapper Nelly dropped after victim fails to cooperate

Rape case against rapper Nelly dropped after victim fails to cooperate

Washington state prosecutors have determined they cannot proceed with criminal charges against rapper Nelly for allegedly raping a woman while on tour with Florida Georgia Line. On Wednesday, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office reportedly told TMZ that it’s impossible to move forward with criminal charges against Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes, Jr., for any...
George Clooney once gave 14 of his best friends $1 million each, pal reveals

George Clooney once gave 14 of his best friends $1 million each, pal reveals

George Clooney is charitable, but one of his pals just revealed it pays to be his friend, too. Rande Gerber told a never-before-heard story about how the Hollywood heavyweight once gave 14 of his closest pals suitcases filled with $1 million each. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news Gerber — Cindy Crawford’s husband — opened up about his...
Kim Kardashian West's KKW Beauty open casting call for women sparks criticism

Kim Kardashian West's KKW Beauty open casting call for women sparks criticism

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West's KKW Beauty line sparked criticism this week with a tweet about an open casting call for women in Los Angeles, Teen Vogue reports. >> Read more trending news "Calling all faces!" the ad reads. "We are excited to announce an open model casting call in the LA area for several upcoming KKW beauty campaigns." The ad continues...
Kirsten Dunst and fiancé Jesse Plemons are expecting their first child

Kirsten Dunst and fiancé Jesse Plemons are expecting their first child

Former “Friday Night Lights” star Jesse Plemons and his famous fiancée, Kirsten Dunst, are expecting their first child together, according to a report in Us Weekly. In 2014, Dunst spoke to the U.K.’s Red Magazine about her desire to have kids soon. >> Read more trending news “I’m in baby mode, because two of my really good friends are pregnant...
WATCH: Joe Biden puts politics aside on 'The View' in emotional moment with Meghan McCain

WATCH: Joe Biden puts politics aside on 'The View' in emotional moment with Meghan McCain

Former Vice President Joe Biden set political differences aside on “The View” when he consoled Meghan McCain over the cancer diagnosis of her father, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, telling her that there’s “hope.” Sen. McCain was recently diagnosed with the glioblastoma, the same cancer that took the life of Biden’s son, Beau, in 2015. >>...
Russell Simmons at center of NYPD investigation after 11 women accuse him of assault

Russell Simmons at center of NYPD investigation after 11 women accuse him of assault

UPDATE: Dec. 14, 2017 6:00 p.m.: The New York Police Department’s special victims unit has opened an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct against music mogul Russell Simmons after allegations from 11 women, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Times is reporting that seven of the cases occurred in New York and that police are in the process of contacting women who have accused...
Tom Hanks jokes about ‘The Post’ co-star Meryl Streep calling her ‘high maintenance’

Tom Hanks jokes about ‘The Post’ co-star Meryl Streep calling her ‘high maintenance’

When Hollywood legend Tom Hanks appeared on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to promote his new movie “The Post,” he managed to find time to take a few playful jabs at his co-star and fellow Hollywood legend Meryl Streep. Colbert and Hanks were having a friendly chat when Colbert mentioned the veteran actress. Hanks rolled his eyes and said, “You mean, can I...
Kris Jenner buys home across from Kim Kardashian, Kanye West

Kris Jenner buys home across from Kim Kardashian, Kanye West

Kris Jenner is now the proud owner of a mansion that has six bedrooms, eight baths, a movie theater and a workout room, according to People, and her new property is close to where one of her daughters lives. Across the street is the home owned by her daughter Kim Kardashian West and son-in-law Kanye West. The housing arrangement is not new for the stars. The couple  lived with...
Being stubborn may help you live longer, new study suggests

Being stubborn may help you live longer, new study suggests

Stubbornness may actually be a trait that helps people live longer, a new study suggests. Published this week in the academic journal "International Psychogeriatrics", the study examined the mental and physical health of elderly Italians living in a remote village nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and mountains. The researchers behind the study, who hail from the University of Rome...
5 ways to stick with your New Year's fitness resolutions

5 ways to stick with your New Year's fitness resolutions

Many people make fitness-related New Year's resolutions, only to see them fall by the wayside. It's why gyms are packed in January, but back to normal by April. How can you keep the momentum going throughout the year to achieve your goal of better health and/or weight loss? It's easy to start off the New Year full of energy and grand plans, but starting small will give you a greater chance of...
’Full House’ star John Stamos announces he’s finally going to be dad in real life

’Full House’ star John Stamos announces he’s finally going to be dad in real life

John Stamos not only has a wedding to look forward to --he’s also going to be a dad in the next year. >> Read more trending news Stamos and his fiancée, Caitlin McHugh, are expecting their first child. The “Full House” actor said that he had talked with McHugh about adding to their family, People reported. His announcement is the subject of the magazine’s...
Your guide to building a fabulous gingerbread house

Your guide to building a fabulous gingerbread house

If you're like me, this time of year brings the yearning for upholding or creating family traditions such as building a holiday gingerbread house, but the reality is that there's only so much time in a day. Most of us were already burning our candles from both ends before they turned red and started smelling of spice and apples. Now we're just burned out. Take a breath. You’ve got options. My...
Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits among 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class

Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits among 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland has announced the class of 2018. >> Read more trending news The list is comprised of five artists or bands in the Performer Category and one performer for the Early Influence Award. Going into the Hall of Fame as performers next year are:  Bon Jovi started in the early ‘80s in New Jersey and had hits like “You Give Love A Bad...
Princes William, Harry attend ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ European premiere

Princes William, Harry attend ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ European premiere

English royalty became Hollywood royalty in London Tuesday night as Princes William and Harry walked the red carpet for the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” premiere. Kensington Palace tweeted from the event. The next generation royals were at the premiere after they filmed secret cameos last year. William told the crew that he was a “total Star Wars geek,” The Daily Mail...
Pat DiNizio, singer for The Smithereens, dies at 62

Pat DiNizio, singer for The Smithereens, dies at 62

Pat DiNizio, frontman for alt-rock-pop band The Smithereens, has died at the age of 62. The band posted the news on its Facebook page shortly after midnight Wednesday: "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pat DiNizio, lead singer and songwriter of the influential New Jersey rock band, The Smithereens – America’s Band," the post said. "Pat was...
3 TO SEE: Aloha Islanders; Handel’s ‘Messiah’; ‘Nutcracker’

3 TO SEE: Aloha Islanders; Handel’s ‘Messiah’; ‘Nutcracker’

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 Polynesian holiday...
Cozy C Street Café offers fresh menu choices

Cozy C Street Café offers fresh menu choices

MENU The breakfast menu is sizable, with various sandwich options, acai bowls, pastries, omelettes, coffee drinks, smoothies, pancakes and French toast. The lunch menu is extensive, with all kinds of cuisine options, including salads, soups, hot and cold sandwiches, wraps and flatbreads. Beer, wine and tapas are also offered. ATMOSPHERE The atmosphere is cozy with couches and large arm chairs. Lights...
Enjoy homemade dishes at The Royal Cafe

Enjoy homemade dishes at The Royal Cafe

MENU This popular breakfast and lunch spot has a large menu, and the biggest problem is making a decision. Among breakfast offerings are eggs, pancakes, waffles, Benedicts and omelettes. For lunch, there are soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs and grilled chicken. ATMOSPHERE Warm and welcoming — and always busy. There are tables, booths and counter seating in this comfortable, friendly...
Guara plant resembles whirling butterflies

Guara plant resembles whirling butterflies

A perennial tough as nails yet as delicate as sprigs of baby’s breath is always a winner in the West. In the furnace of the California desert, Gaura lindheimeri has proven its mettle against staggering conditions. During the high heat of midsummer that exceeded 110-plus degrees Fahrenheit this year, they never pause new bloom production. Their fine stems continue to nod and sway with the desert...
How to bring the good vibes to your kitchen

How to bring the good vibes to your kitchen

The term “feng shui” usually conjures up images of furniture arrangements, but you can apply these ancient Chinese spatial laws to other aspects of your home beyond optimizing room layouts. To learn more about how to bring the good vibes to our kitchen, we tapped certified feng shui expert Laura Cerrano for simple, actionable tips for making the most of an oft-used space that carries particular...
Basic summer cabin transformed into their ‘happy house’

Basic summer cabin transformed into their ‘happy house’

SEATTLE — Aboard her paddleboard, Lisa has logged a lot of nautical miles navigating the waters of Lake Washington — and reflecting on the lakefront homes encircling it. So when she and her husband, Craig, decided to move their family from Riviera Beach (on the lake) to Washington Park (also on the lake), Lisa had a pretty specific vision — or, more accurately, feeling — of...
10 ways to make your rental property more appealing

10 ways to make your rental property more appealing

These days, it is easier than ever to rent out your home. But with the increased popularity also comes increased competition. How can you help your rental property stand out from the crowd? Those looking to cash in should keep some of these top Design Recipes areas to focus on in mind. 1. Photography. Good quality photography should top your list. In the case of rental properties, potential renters...

Pollinators will make a bee-line to old-fashioned cosmos

The Georgia Department of Transportation is teaching all of us about an old floral favorite that needs to be brought back to the garden, the cosmos. I see them along Interstate 16 starting around mile marker 98 going north and the nature scape, if you will, is amazing. What is even more exciting is that the future of these types of floral plantings is bright. GDOT is revved up on planting pollinators...

Entertaining guests with farm-to-table feast

Linda was on a mission. She and her husband, Mike, were hosting a farm-to-table feast at their home north of Kansas City to benefit their church. She stopped by on her hunt for the dishes and linens and other supplies she would need to create a beautiful table in her barn. A gourmet cook, Linda is known for her parties. And as she told me about the menu she was planning that would celebrate the fresh...
Lindsey Vonn opens up about backlash after Trump-Olympics comments

Lindsey Vonn opens up about backlash after Trump-Olympics comments

After pledging to represent the United States but not President Trump at the 2018 Winter Olympics, skier Lindsey Vonn is opening up about some of the backlash she’s been receiving since. “I’ve received a tremendous amount of feedback, both positive and negative, about my recent CNN interview,” she explained in a long Instagram post. “The point that I was...
Happy 94th birthday, Bob Barker. Here’s why you rock!

Happy 94th birthday, Bob Barker. Here’s why you rock!

Come on down, Bob Barker, and accept a hearty Happy Birthday wish on behalf of a grateful nation! You turn 94 years young on December 12 and if all you ever accomplished in that time was to beat up Adam Sandler, that would be more than enough (sadly, it was a fictitious fight, in a movie). But no, you hosted “The Price Is Right” right into TV’s all-time record books, went vegetarian...
5 epic New Year's Eve destinations that aren't New York 

5 epic New Year's Eve destinations that aren't New York 

The thought has probably crossed your mind: someday I'll spend New Year's Eve at Times Square in New York City. You'll be part of that massive crowd as the whole country watches and counts down to the moment the crystal ball drops. With your friends or significant other, you'll toast the New Year with champagne and, just maybe, one of those TV cameras will take notice and your faces will flash...
Furious Rose McGowan blasts old friend Alyssa Milano on Twitter over Weinstein’s wife

Furious Rose McGowan blasts old friend Alyssa Milano on Twitter over Weinstein’s wife

Rose McGowan took to Twitter to attack her former “Charmed” co-star Alyssa Milano, after the latter appeared on television and voiced her supporter of Georgina Chapman, Harvey Weinstein’s now estranged wife. Milano appeared on “Megyn Kelly Today” last week and chatted with the host about her friend Chapman — with whom she worked on “Project Runway: All Stars...
Local kids got to 'shop with a cop' and it was holiday magic

Local kids got to 'shop with a cop' and it was holiday magic

Blue and red lights lit up the roads of Okeeheelee Park as sirens wailed. A motorcade of sheriffs was on the move. It’s not an emergency, just dozens of children on their way to go shopping with a cop. “Today is the biggest event of the year,” special events manager Carol Verdigi said. More than 85 officers including motor units, community police, special events staff and detectives...
WWE wrestler Paige contemplated suicide after photos, videos leaked

WWE wrestler Paige contemplated suicide after photos, videos leaked

Professional wrestler Paige revealed on a podcast that she considered suicide after personal photos and an explicit sex video were leaked, Bleacher Report reported. Paige, 25, whose real name is Saraya-Jade Bevis, stars for the WWE. Speaking on the “Chasing Glory With Lilian Garcia” podcast that was aired Monday, the British-born wrestler said she considered taking...
Ex-Disney actress Bella Thorne reveals abuse as child star

Ex-Disney actress Bella Thorne reveals abuse as child star

Actress Bella Thorne is opening up about the abuse she faced growing up in Hollywood. On Friday, Thorne shocked fans when she tweeted that she was a victim of molestation while working as a child star. It all started when a fan tweeted at Thorne, “What did Disney do to this girl?! I think she was molested,” in the comments section of one of her photos. Thorne responded by retweeting the...
Is OCD ruining your holidays?

Is OCD ruining your holidays?

Fans of CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” know that Sheldon Cooper’s severe obsessive compulsive disorder is usually depicted for laughs. That the condition can be portrayed amusingly for more than a decade is a testament to Jim Parsons’ Emmy-winning comedic genius. But, as anyone familiar with OCD knows, there’s nothing funny about the condition for the person who has...
What drugged-up rock star changed his life in Jupiter 32 years ago?

What drugged-up rock star changed his life in Jupiter 32 years ago?

David Crosby was a fugitive from justice and a freebasing cocaine fiend when he arrived at a boat dock in Jupiter on Dec. 12, 1985. It wasn’t the happiest of holidays. The rock and roll legend was “isolated, frightened, paranoid and broke,” as he later wrote in a memoir. The previous August, he had failed to appear at a hearing in Texas where he was appealing a 1983 conviction for...
WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel holds infant son during tearful monologue about children's health care

WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel holds infant son during tearful monologue about children's health care

On Monday, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel delivered an emotional monologue while holding his 7-month-old son, Billy, after taking a week off as the baby boy recovered from heart surgery. A tearful Kimmel asked lawmakers to restore the Children's Health Insurance Program, which expired two months ago. "This is literally a life-and-death program for American kids," Kimmel said. "It&rsquo...
GREEN MARKETS

GREEN MARKETS

THURSDAY Sunset Social Farmstands Farmers Market: 5:30 to 9 p.m., CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. Fresh produce, imported cheeses, fresh breads and pastries, raw Florida honey, sustainable seafood, dog treats, patio plants. Call 561-366-1000 or visit cityplace.com FRIDAY Singer Island Green & Artisan Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ocean Mall off Blue Heron Boulevard ., Riviera Beach...
Another star reporter, this time at the New Yorker, out after ‘improper sexual conduct’

Another star reporter, this time at the New Yorker, out after ‘improper sexual conduct’

The New Yorker has fired its Washington correspondent, Ryan Lizza, over what the magazine called “improper sexual conduct.” New Yorker officials said in a statement that they recently learned of the “improper” conduct and made the decision to let Lizza go. “We have reviewed the matter and, as a result, have severed ties with Lizza,” according to the magazine&rsquo...
9 things to love about 98 Degrees Christmas show at Kravis Center

9 things to love about 98 Degrees Christmas show at Kravis Center

Sunday night’s “98 Degrees at Christmas” show at the Kravis Center was an old-fashioned feel-good holiday sing-along, right down to the gleefully cheesy reindeer and Santa sweaters, albeit a holiday sing-along where a boy band concert broke out in the middle. And that seemed cool with fans, themselves encased in every manner of sequin and shiny thing, to hear Cincinnati&rsquo...
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