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Memorial Day: In Boynton, fresh flags placed on top of veterans’ graves

Memorial Day represents more than a three-day weekend that marks the unofficial start of summer, Stan Gavlick reminded people gathered under a blazing Sunday afternoon sun. “My friends, this is Memorial Day weekend, and let us remember the meaning of this day,” Gavlick said. “It’s not about baseball, beaches, hot dogs or shopping for bargains. It’s about all those men...
What will Jupiter do with its $3 million purchase next to high school?

What will Jupiter do with its $3 million purchase next to high school?

Jupiter has finalized the $2.8 million deal to buy two acres next to Jupiter High School — and the next step is what to do with the vacant property. Preliminary plans call for building a roundabout on the parcel on Indiantown Road at Daniels Way. Using the land for recreation and municipal services is another consideration, Mayor Todd Wodraska said. “We’ll look at all options. Nothing...

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OUTDOORS Registration is open for the fourth annual Jr. Angler Fishing Tournament sponsored by the Loxahatchee River District’s River Center, in partnership with Fishing Headquarters. Points are awarded for the number of fish caught and for the number of different species represented in the submissions. The goal is to encourage contestants to spend time throughout the summer exploring the diversity...
NEW: PBSO seeks car missing front grill in fatal Lake Worth hit-run

NEW: PBSO seeks car missing front grill in fatal Lake Worth hit-run

Investigators are looking for a driver in what they call a fatal hit-and-run in Lake Worth Sunday, and the car may be heavily damaged including a missing front grill. From parts at the scene, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office officials say the vehicle is a silver 2005-2007 Toyota Corolla that “should have extensive front-end damage including the front grill missing.” Manny Vargas...
UPDATE: Boca woman who died in crash into lake ID’d; alcohol cited

UPDATE: Boca woman who died in crash into lake ID’d; alcohol cited

Update: Authorities have identified the driver who died in Sunday’s crash as Alejandra Valadez, 20, of Boca Raton. She and front-seat passenger Alexis Jade Singh, 16, were brought to shore in cardiac arrest. Rescue crews began trying to resuscitate both near the lake just east of Interstate 95 and north of Southwest 10th Street. They were able to restore a pulse for Singh. Two backseat passengers...
Body found in canal near Southern Boulevard

Body found in canal near Southern Boulevard

No foul play is suspected in the death of a man whose body was found Sunday afternoon floating in a canal near Southern Boulevard near Palm Beach International Airport, according to Palm Beach County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Teri Barbera. A passerby saw the body at 1:26 p.m. near Southern and Kirk Road, Barbera said. It was a male body that didn’t appear to be in the water for a long period...
Lake Park man accused of masturbating outside a bank

Lake Park man accused of masturbating outside a bank

A Lake Park man is accused of masturbating outside a bank, when caught he tried to hide in a private homeowner’s yard. Police say they found Hunadieu Lamy, 34, masturbating on the property of a PNC Bank on Northlake Boulevard near Prosperity Farms Road on May 22. An officer made eye contact with Lamy and then he immediately ran east and jumped over a fence, according to a police report. Once...
PHOTOS: Jupiter diver in trauma center after ‘upper extremity’ injury

PHOTOS: Jupiter diver in trauma center after ‘upper extremity’ injury

An adult male diver in Jupiter was transported by helicopter to a local trauma center after suffering an injury to an upper extremity. At about noon Sunday, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews responded to 111 Love Street after reports of an injured diver being brought in by PBSO Marine Unit, Fire Rescue spokesman Albert Borroto said. Borroto said the diver suffered an injury to an “upper extremity&rdquo...
Completion dates set for I-95 interchange work at Hypoluxo, Woolbright

Completion dates set for I-95 interchange work at Hypoluxo, Woolbright

Tired of seeing construction at the Interstate 95 interchanges with Hypoluxo and Woolbright roads? The Florida Department of Transportation has good news for you. The work at Hypoluxo is 90 percent complete, and Woolbright is 70 percent complete . Both projects are expected to be finished in the fall, said Andi Pacini...
Surprise! Palm Beach School for Autism gets $500 of art supplies

Surprise! Palm Beach School for Autism gets $500 of art supplies

Christmas came early for The Palm Beach School for Autism, west of Lake Worth. The Palm Beach County AT&T Pioneers, a network of AT&T employees and retiree volunteers who donate time and money to local causes, recently delivered $500 worth of art supplies, including dozens of bottles of paint, construction paper, glue and paint brushes. “People with autism are often highly visual thinkers, using...
Palm Beach County set to tackle big problem: Affordable housing

Palm Beach County set to tackle big problem: Affordable housing

Verdenia Baker hears it from business executives. She hears it from elected officials. She even hears it when she’s at the grocery store. “I often hear, ‘What are you going to do about housing?’” the Palm Beach County administrator said. On Wednesday, the county plans to host a six-hour summit at the Palm Beach County Convention Center to tackle what Baker and others...
Florida governor’s race well underway: Already 18 candidates for 2018

Florida governor’s race well underway: Already 18 candidates for 2018

With primaries still 15 months away and the general election 17 months off in a state that has a history of upending early conventional wisdom, most Florida voters haven’t begun to focus on the 2018 governor’s race. But the campaign is well underway. Republican Adam Putnam has already completed a 22-city bus tour and parted ways with his campaign manager. Democrat Gwen Graham has already...
BREAKING: Woman arrested in West Palm Beach stabbing

BREAKING: Woman arrested in West Palm Beach stabbing

City police arrested a local woman Saturday evening on suspicion of first-degree premeditated murder after a stabbing on Wednesday. Officers responded to the stabbing near the 700 block of 20th Street. The adult female victim was assaulted by another adult female, identified Saturday as Michelle Williams, 36. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. She initially...
UPDATE: 2 injured in 5-car crash on I-95 in Martin

UPDATE: 2 injured in 5-car crash on I-95 in Martin

UPDATE: 11:15 p.m. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office advised motorists to avoid I-95 following the evening crash that closed all southbound lanes. Traffic in both directions will be experiencing heavy delays for hours, according to a tweet. UPDATE: 9:49 p.m. A Florida Highway Patrol spokesman said the crash involved five vehicles and resulted in two people being transported by ground...
Gregg Allman dead at 69: Road warrior played Kravis Center in 2014, SunFest in 2011

Gregg Allman dead at 69: Road warrior played Kravis Center in 2014, SunFest in 2011

Musician Gregg Allman, founder of the Allman Brothers Band, has died at age 69, according to his official website. The 69-year-old had been in poor health recently and had a liver transplant in 2010. But that didn't stop the rock icon from taking his music to the people. He was constantly on tour, including a stop at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach in January 2014. He also performed at SunFest...
NEW: Martin, state authorities investigating death of month-old girl

NEW: Martin, state authorities investigating death of month-old girl

Martin County and state authorities are investigating the death of a month-old girl that occurred Wednesday at a home in Jensen Beach. The child’s parents took her to Martin Memorial Hospital North in Stuart after she was found unresponsive, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said. Doctors attempted to save her life but could not revive her. The child’s father told police the...
BREAKING: ‘Feels-like’ temperature hits 103 in Boca Raton

BREAKING: ‘Feels-like’ temperature hits 103 in Boca Raton

Meteorologists are warning residents to stay hydrated and wear loose-fitted clothing through at least Monday as the heat index topped 100 in parts of Palm Beach County on Saturday. “It’s going to be really hot all weekend long,” said Andrew Hagen, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Miami. STORM 2017: Check out The Post’s preview section It feels hotter than...
NEW: Girl, 3, struck by car in Tequesta, flown to hospital

NEW: Girl, 3, struck by car in Tequesta, flown to hospital

A 3-year-old girl was flown to St. Mary’s Medical Center late Friday after a vehicle backed into her, Tequesta Fire Rescue reports. The incident happened at about about 5:45 p.m. on the 100 block of Magnolia Way, south of County Line Road and east of Riverside Drive. The girl was awake and alert when paramedics arrived at the scene, Fire Rescue spokesman Peter Allen said. As of Saturday afternoon...
What happened to Isabella? Agencies probe mystery of missing woman

What happened to Isabella? Agencies probe mystery of missing woman

On Tuesday night, a neighbor watched out the window of her condo west of the city as official-looking men wearing powder-blue latex gloves searched Lewis Bennett’s car and questioned him as he stood nearby. Neighbors say they last saw Isabella Hellmann weeks before Bennett, her newlywed husband, says he left with her on a two-week romantic sailing jaunt through the Tropics — one that ended...
NEW: Florida woman accused of paying child to have sex with her

NEW: Florida woman accused of paying child to have sex with her

A Port St. Lucie woman is accused of paying a child under the age of 15 up to $300 for sexual encounters, city police said. Rebecca McGraw, 38, was arrested on Thursday and is facing five counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor under the age of 15 by an adult, police say. She admitted to at least five sexual acts with the victim. McGraw remained in the St. Lucie County Jail on Saturday with...
Why Gardens is spending $96,450 to clean up a canal

Why Gardens is spending $96,450 to clean up a canal

Mounds of mud and dirt were no match for a man operating a large piece of dredging equipment, digging 10 feet below the surface of the water in the Thompson River Canal Tuesday. The banks of the canal off Military Trail backing up to the residences in PGA Commons had slowly eroded. The canal was shallow, said Louis Johnson, stormwater operations manager. The city had to take action. It won’t...
Commentary: Pull plug or fill pool … but, Lake Worth, do something!

Commentary: Pull plug or fill pool … but, Lake Worth, do something!

There are some things in life you know are going to take time. Your taxes. A visit to the doctor. A decision on the Lake Worth pool. It feels as if the saga of what to do with the creaky facility has been going on since a one-time peanut farmer named Jimmy Carter was running the country. There are those who want to save the 46-year pool, closed this year because the city said it’s not safe....
NEW: Katharine the Shark has been spotted again; where is she now?

NEW: Katharine the Shark has been spotted again; where is she now?

After swimming up the east coast of Florida since January, Katharine the Shark has moved on from the Sunshine State. The shark pinged Friday morning off the coast of North Carolina, according to the group OCEARCH. Protected shark washes up on beach dead with hook in mouth Katharine has a Twitter account, which on Friday morning announced her new location: “Hello from Cape Lookout - North Carolina...
Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery to host Memorial Day event

Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery to host Memorial Day event

Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery will be holding a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday at 10 a.m. The event will celebrate the lives of soldiers that have given their lives in service to the country. It will include “a presentation by the ROTC from a local high school and a procession with Bag Pipes to the cemetery’s Veterans Memorial for a wreath-laying ceremony,” according to a news...
BREAKING: Driver unaware he had hit, killed 2-year-old boy, police say

BREAKING: Driver unaware he had hit, killed 2-year-old boy, police say

The driver of the vehicle that hit and killed a 2-year-old boy in West Palm Beach on Friday night had just dropped off the toddler’s father at home, city police said Saturday morning. The man, whose name has not been released, wasn’t aware that his Jeep had driven over the child before he drove away, said Sgt. David Lefont, spokesman for West Palm Beach police. Read: LATEST: Woman accused...
LATEST: Woman accused in Delray officer’s death used drugs before crash

LATEST: Woman accused in Delray officer’s death used drugs before crash

The woman accused of DUI manslaughter in the fatal April 8 scooter crash that killed one Delray Beach police officer and injured another had cocaine and marijuana in her system as well as alcohol, according to lab reports sent to the State Attorney’s Office. Lacy Marie Morris, 31, of Sugarloaf Key had a blood-alcohol content of .17, but court documents filed by the State Attorney’s Office...
Cerabino: Time to turn JFK bunker into Trump ‘timout’ bunker?

Cerabino: Time to turn JFK bunker into Trump ‘timout’ bunker?

Now that Palm Beach County is poised to take over the historic John F. Kennedy bunker on Peanut Island, it’s time to start converting it to the Donald J. Trump bunker. If the roller-coaster ride of President Trump’s first four months in office has proven anything, it’s that he and the country may be well served by giving him access to a remote bunker from time to time. Think...
What new law, rulings mean for Palm Beach County’s 7 on Death Row

What new law, rulings mean for Palm Beach County’s 7 on Death Row

When dozens of law enforcement officers gathered in a Palm Beach County courtroom in March to make sure a convicted West Palm Beach cop killer remained on Death Row, it heralded the beginning of a parade of the county’s most notorious murderers. During the next several months, attorneys representing others who have spent decades on Death Row also will be in circuit court to argue that their...
LATEST: ‘Movie money’ being used to defraud retailers in Martin County

LATEST: ‘Movie money’ being used to defraud retailers in Martin County

The “money” looks real and feels real, but to the right of Benjamin Franklin’s head, the bill read, “For motion picture use only.” Despite the warning, a manager at Forever 21 at the Treasure Coast Square in Jensen Beach on Wednesday was fooled by the $100 bill used to pay for $93.81 worth of women’s clothing and accessories, according to the Martin County Sheriff&rsquo...
NEW: Authorities to probe second fire in two weeks at Boca luxury home

NEW: Authorities to probe second fire in two weeks at Boca luxury home

City and state officials are investigating the cause of a fire early Saturday at an unoccupied home at the Broken Sound Club that sent flames 40 feet into the air. It was the second fire at the home since May 18, city Fire Rescue officials said early Saturday. City police on patrol saw smoke at about 1 a.m. Saturday and determined it was coming from Broken Sound’s Grand Oaks subdivision near...
UPDATE: Boynton police locate 75-year-old man reported missing earlier

UPDATE: Boynton police locate 75-year-old man reported missing earlier

UPDATE at 8:20 a.m.: Doel Ortiz has been located by police, a spokeswoman said. ORIGINAL POST: City police searched early Saturday for a missing and endangered 75-year-old man. Doel Ortiz was last at seen at about 2:45 a.m. by a clerk in the front lobby of the Holiday Inn Express on Ocean Drive near the intersection of Congress Avenue and Boynton Beach Boulevard. Ortiz, who police said suffers from...
Protected shark washes up on beach dead with hook in mouth

Protected shark washes up on beach dead with hook in mouth

A more-than-400-pound tiger shark washed up dead this month north of the Juno Beach Pier with a large hook in its jaw and no outward signs of injury. The sight of the impressive fish lolling in the surf break with curious dogs sniffing at its corpse reignited a debate on fishing for shark from the beach, and what happens when the toothy torpedoes are violently dragged onto terra firma at...
NEW: Man hospitalized after stabbing in Lake Worth

NEW: Man hospitalized after stabbing in Lake Worth

Authorities are investigating a stabbing incident in Lake Worth that sent one man to a hospital Friday night. The stabbing happened just after 7 p.m. near 6th Avenue South and South Dixie Highway. Firefighters arrived on scene and reported one person with a stab wound, said Capt. Albert Borroto, spokesman for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. The injured man was flown by Trauma Hawk to a trauma center...
BREAKING: Child, 2, struck, killed by car in West Palm Beach

BREAKING: Child, 2, struck, killed by car in West Palm Beach

A 2-year-old boy died Friday night when he was struck and killed by a vehicle in the north end of the city. The crash happened at about 6:30 p.m. in the 600 block of 59th Street, just west of Broadway. Police initially described the crash as a hit-and-run. However, a driver of a newer model Jeep contacted police and was cooperating with investigators, said Sgt. David Lefont, spokesman for West Palm...
BREAKING: West Palm man arrested in string of storage unit burglaries

BREAKING: West Palm man arrested in string of storage unit burglaries

A Palm Beach County man has been arrested in connection to recent burglaries at storage units in the Hobe Sound area, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. Deputies arrested Devarta Jamal Taylor, 25, on Thursday and charged him with the burglary of more that 150 storage units at two separate Hobe Sound sites. A deputy working the midnight shift interrupted Taylor as he was pilfering...
Trump’s $40 million creation ‘bigger, better’ than country’s biggest and best

Trump’s $40 million creation ‘bigger, better’ than country’s biggest and best

Editor’s Note: This story originally published on Jan. 5, 2000. ••••••• Helicopters. You spend $40 million to build a golf course the world's richest people will gladly pay $300,000 to join, and what do you get? “All day long it's helicopters,” Donald Trump says. “It’s nuts.”  Trump is relaxed. It's a little more...
JUST IN: Boynton police officer on paid leave after arrest

JUST IN: Boynton police officer on paid leave after arrest

A Boynton Beach police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after his arrest on a charge of domestic battery this week. Vinicius Melo, 34, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on Wednesday, records show. He was released Thursday on his own recognizance. BREAKING: Man faces homicide, DUI charges in crash that killed stepson “This is an active administrative investigation...
As housing prices surge in Boynton, income levels lag way behind

As housing prices surge in Boynton, income levels lag way behind

Jeff Stvil would rather buy a house with his girlfriend than pay $1,350 a month to a Boynton Beach landlord. And with a price like that — easily a mortgage payment — he figures he’s better off owning. But he can’t find one he can afford. “I tried to buy a home but it’s too hard for me,” the father of three said. “I don’t want to buy a house and...
UPDATE: One girl in custody, one hurt in stabbing near West Palm

UPDATE: One girl in custody, one hurt in stabbing near West Palm

Update 4:45 p.m.: A girl is in custody after she stabbed another girl, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The wounded girl’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Original story: Two people were taken to hospitals Friday afternoon after a reported stabbing west of the city, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Emergency response crews responded just after 3:30 p.m. to...
Kasich touts book, weighs in on Trump, Nixon, faith, media

Kasich touts book, weighs in on Trump, Nixon, faith, media

Ohio Gov. John Kasich weighed in on his former Republican presidential nomination rival Donald Trump at a Forum Club of the Palm Beaches lunch on Friday — but he spent more time talking about a pair of encounters he had with former President Richard Nixon. Kasich spoke to a sellout crowd of about 700 at the Kravis Center to promote his new book Two Paths: America Divided or United...
Suburban Lake Worth resident, real estate magnate, dead at 94

Suburban Lake Worth resident, real estate magnate, dead at 94

Herbert Platzner with his wife, Marylin in an undated photo. (Palm Beach Post file photo) Herbert Platzner, philanthropist, real estate magnate past president of the Morse Life Health System in Palm Beach and one of the most prominent landlords in Westchester, N.
With Baywatch release, tourism leaders tout Palm Beach County’s beaches

With Baywatch release, tourism leaders tout Palm Beach County’s beaches

Several scenes from the new Baywatch movie were filmed at beaches in southern Palm Beach County, and local tourism officials are hoping to use the film’s release to convince out-of-town travelers the area is the “ultimate beach destination.” In a public relations push launched one-day after the movie’s release, county tourism officials touted 10 of the county’s top beach...
Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery to host Memmorial Day event

Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery to host Memmorial Day event

Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery will be holding a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday at 10 a.m. The event will celebrate the lives of soldiers that have given their lives in service to the country. It will include “a presentation by the ROTC from a local high school and a procession with Bag Pipes to the cemetery’s Veterans Memorial for a wreath-laying ceremony,” according to a news...
Wellington’s infamous clown murder is still unsolved 27 years later

Wellington’s infamous clown murder is still unsolved 27 years later

On a Saturday morning 27 years ago, death knocked on Marlene Warren’s Wellington front door wearing a clown suit. The murder has remained unsolved for nearly 30 years. Here’s a look back at what happened that rainy morning on Memorial Day weekend, May 26, 1990. Marlene Warren lived in the prosperous Aero Club neighborhood in Wellington, where many of the large homes on one-acre...
BREAKING: Man faces homicide, DUI charges in crash that killed stepson

BREAKING: Man faces homicide, DUI charges in crash that killed stepson

A 44-year-old Port St. Lucie man is accused of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide for the death of his 11-year-old stepson, city police said Friday. Carl Ingraham III was arrested Thursday on eight counts relating to the March 18 crash that killed his stepson Jack Voellm, police said. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Ingraham’s charges also include DUI with serious...
‘Protected’ bike lanes are coming to West Palm … what are they?

‘Protected’ bike lanes are coming to West Palm … what are they?

A specific type of bike lane — called a “protected” or “green” lane — is coming to West Palm Beach, specifically along Cumberland Drive in the Villages with construction starting in November. The bike lane will be set aside from the roadway and the sidewalk by a raised barrier for about a mile from Military Trail to Village Boulevard, said Erik Ferguson, the city&rsquo...
‘Jetsons’ movie ready to blast off production

‘Jetsons’ movie ready to blast off production

A piece of our childhood may be coming to the big screen. Warner Bros. has tapped director Conrad Vernon to helm its planned animated film “The Jetsons,” Variety reported. >> Read more trending news Vernon has co-directed hits like “Shrek 2” and “Monsters vs. Aliens.” He also voiced the Gingerbread Man in the “Shrek” films. “The Jetsons&rdquo...
J.K. Rowling updates fans on ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel

J.K. Rowling updates fans on ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel

J.K. Rowling has updated fans on the status of the latest movie in the Harry Potter universe. >> Read more trending news  The author announced on Twitter that she has finished writing the sequel to “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” NME reported. Rowling whet the appetites of the Potter faithful in February when she gave them a sneak peek of the script. Filming...
WATCH: Massive crash at Indy 500 sends car airborne, landing in fiery explosion on track 

WATCH: Massive crash at Indy 500 sends car airborne, landing in fiery explosion on track 

  A major crash at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday sent a race car airborne, careening out of control, before landing in pieces on the track.  The drivers of the two cars involved, Jay Howard and Scott Dixon, were fine, but the violent smash-up caused moments of panic in the pits and in the stands.  Horrified crew members and spectators gasped as Howard lost control, slamming into Dixon&rsquo...
Gal Gadot, Lynda Carter meet at ‘Wonder Woman’ premiere

Gal Gadot, Lynda Carter meet at ‘Wonder Woman’ premiere

Two are more wonderful than one. Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter met, embraced and posed for photographs at Thursday’s premiere of “Wonder Woman” in Hollywood, ETOnline reported. >> Read more trending news Carter, 65, made the Wonder Woman character famous during its television series run from 1975 to 1979. Gadot is starring in the movie version, which debuts nationally on...
Jet owned by Elvis fetches $430,000 at auction

Jet owned by Elvis fetches $430,000 at auction

A red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar private jet once owned by Elvis Presley sold for $430,000 at a California auction featuring celebrity memorabilia on Saturday. >> Read more trending news The plane had been sitting on a New Mexico tarmac for 35 years before it was consigned for sale, GWS Auctions said. It was owned by Presley and his father, Vernon, according to Liveauctioneers.com. The...
U2 makes post-concert stop at Whataburger in Houston 

U2 makes post-concert stop at Whataburger in Houston 

After another grueling concert on the road, U2 can be forgiven for acting in mysterious ways. The Irish rock ’n’ roll band finished their show in Houston on Wednesday night and decided to eat at a local Whataburger, KDFW reported. >> Read more trending news After arriving, members of the band posed for photographs with some police officers, including Adam Clayton, who was...
John Kasich shows off pop culture savvy on ‘The View’

John Kasich shows off pop culture savvy on ‘The View’

John Kasich famously referred to himself as the “only adult on the stage” during a presidential debate last year, but the Republican governor of Ohio also knows how to connect with teens, thanks to his pop culture knowledge. >> Read more trending news On Thursday, Kasich appeared on “The View” and gave his opinions about the Katy Perry-Taylor Swift feud, surprising the...
Bank forecloses on ‘Extreme Makeover’ homeowner in Michigan

Bank forecloses on ‘Extreme Makeover’ homeowner in Michigan

Nearly nine years ago, Arlene Nickless had her home rebuilt on national television. By Monday, she must turn in her keys and leave. >> Read more trending news  Designers with ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” — helped by hundreds of volunteers — built her family's home in 2008 after the death of Tim Nickless, her husband of 18 years. But keeping up payments...
Ariana Grande announces Manchester benefit concert

Ariana Grande announces Manchester benefit concert

Ariana Grande has broken her silence and has announced that she will put on a benefit concert for those affected by last week’s terror attack during her Manchester concert. >> Read more trending news Time, date and location information was not released in Friday afternoon’s tweet. The concert will be in honor of those killed and injured and will help raise money for the victims,...
7 hot stops for a daycation in Palm Beach

7 hot stops for a daycation in Palm Beach

Need a daycation? Skip the flight and the long drive. You live in Palm Beach County, my friend. That means you live a quick drive away from Palm Beach Island.... Where the palm trees make anyone with a smartphone an amateur photographer. Where the abundance of Teslas and Rolls Royces and Maseratis make the streets feel like a 24/7 car show. Where one-of-a-kind restaurants and flower-framed courtyards...
Homer Simpson to be ‘inducted’ into Baseball Hall of Fame 

Homer Simpson to be ‘inducted’ into Baseball Hall of Fame 

Homer Simpson will get his day at Cooperstown on Saturday as he will be inducted into “inducted” into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, 25 years after the “Homer at the Bat” episode of “The Simpsons”aired on Fox. >> Read more trending news  “Homer at the Bat” aired on Feb. 20, 1992, and featured the voices of Ken Griffey Jr.,...
Best botanical, Japanese gardens in Palm Beach County

Best botanical, Japanese gardens in Palm Beach County

There’s more to Palm Beach County than beaches. Part of our sub-tropical heritage is a climate in which almost anything grows. From orchids so voluptuous that staring seems an intrusion to the fierce oranges and reds of June’s blooming royal poincianas to the dark shade beneath giant banyan trees, plant life here is glorious, unique and sometimes, wonderfully odd. Get a taste of South...
Pennsylvania man sets Plinko record on ‘The Price Is Right’

Pennsylvania man sets Plinko record on ‘The Price Is Right’

A Pennsylvania man was feeling pretty chipper on “The Price Is Right,” as he won a record $31,500 playing Plinko on the daytime show, TMZ reported. >> Read more trending news  In the segment that aired Thursday, 23-year-old Ryan Belz of Millerton was animated from start to finish as he dropped five Plinko chips down a zigzag maze to win cash prizes of various amounts up...
JFK’s 100th birthday: 100 reasons Palm Beach is a Kennedy town

JFK’s 100th birthday: 100 reasons Palm Beach is a Kennedy town

Happy Birthday, Mr. President. A hundred years ago Monday, John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, the second child of Joe and Rose Kennedy. A Democrat, he was elected 35th president of the United States in 1960, beating Richard Nixon. By then, the Kennedy family had established a beach head in Palm Beach, where JFK’s father had purchased a home on the island’s...
Roger Ailes’ death put spotlight on rare condition

Roger Ailes’ death put spotlight on rare condition

When former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes died this month after suffering a fall that caused a fatal brain bleed, many of us were surprised to learn that the controversial 77-year-old had hemophilia (which the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner said “contributed to his death”). But not Debbi Adamkin. No, as the executive director of the Florida Hemophilia Association since 2005 &mdash...
Who is the Boca Raton man on cover of Beatles ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ album?

Who is the Boca Raton man on cover of Beatles ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ album?

Fifry years later, Dion DiMucci still isn’t sure how he wound up among the more than 50 colorful and familiar faces that make up the iconic collage that is the cover of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album. But from “the kind of guess work I can do about that,” he thinks it probably comes down to a shared reverance for...
Jamie Foxx reveals Oprah saved him, staging an intervention before his Oscar win for ‘Ray’

Jamie Foxx reveals Oprah saved him, staging an intervention before his Oscar win for ‘Ray’

Actor Jamie Foxx revealed during a radio interview this week that Oprah Winfrey staged an intervention when Foxx was partying too much after completing his Oscar-winning turn in “Ray” in 2004 and before the 2005 Academy Awards ceremony. >> Read more trending news  During an interview with DJ Howard Stern, Foxx, 49, explained he was on a binge, “gallivanting,” &ldquo...
Happy 40th anniversary ‘Star Wars’: Couple gets engaged in front of the real Luke Skywalker 

Happy 40th anniversary ‘Star Wars’: Couple gets engaged in front of the real Luke Skywalker 

It didn't happen a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. No, it — as in the proposal of a lifetime — happened on April 15, 2017 in Orlando at the Star Wars celebration. Alexis Pezzuto, 26, and Amanda Rivera, 25, were meeting Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) for a photo op. But then he took everything to lightspeed. He got down on one knee and asked his Leia to marry him.  She...
News Chocolate Lovers Can Literally Take to Heart

News Chocolate Lovers Can Literally Take to Heart

Eating chocolate moderately — note the word moderately, now — can significantly lower risk of being diagnosed with a common and dangerous type of irregular heartbeat, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard University’s Chan School of Public Health. The study was published Tuesday in Heart. The new findings add to the consensus of previous studies that suggested...
Too many Americans aren’t using vacation time; when they do, they still work

Too many Americans aren’t using vacation time; when they do, they still work

Summer vacation season is approaching, which means it’s time for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. But, according to a new study, not only do too many Americans skip vacations, they tend to work during time off, too. Glassdoor surveyed more than 2,200 people on how they spend their time off. The online job and recruiting site found that two out of three Americans work while on vacation...
PHOTOS: Rare shots of Johnny Depp on Miami set of ‘21 Jump Street’

PHOTOS: Rare shots of Johnny Depp on Miami set of ‘21 Jump Street’

Long before he was Capt. Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp was Officer Tom Hanson on “21 Jump Street,” the Fox show that made him a teen heartthrob star. And when he came to Miami Beach in January 1990 to film a Spring Break episode of the undercover cops series, it was clear that Depp was already a major phenomenon. A Palm Beach Post reporter and photographer went down to see what all the...
The Bacon Brothers are back!

The Bacon Brothers are back!

Kick off those Sunday shoes and get ready to cut loose! The Bacon Brothers are here. Well, they will be here, at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart, on Thursday. Long before Kevin was an amazing Hollywood actor and before brother Michael became a go-to composer for film and television, the Philadelphia-based sibling duo had begun their musical collaboration. Making their official debut as a duo in 1995,...
Spend the night with Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds

Spend the night with Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds

Spend “An Evening with Burt Reynolds.” Sponsored by Legends Radio 100.3 FM, this is an opportunity to spend a few hours with Jupiter’s favorite son and America’s favorite Bandit. The Hollywood legend will answer questions from the audience, speak about his career, and show film clips from some of his 200+ movies. He also will share personal insights and a few “dare to...
Memorial Day 2017: Perfect spots for your picnic

Memorial Day 2017: Perfect spots for your picnic

At lunch on a recent workday, I had the need to nosh outside in the fresh air. With my delicious salad from Aioli in hand, I headed out to one of my favorite picnic spots in West Palm (pictured above). Can you guess the location? Here’s a hint: The backdrop of the Intracoastal makes for a perfect lunch companion. Give up? It’s George S. Petty Park. (You can look it up. Take your time...
Kim Kardashian deletes social media post on Manchester attack after fiery backlash

Kim Kardashian deletes social media post on Manchester attack after fiery backlash

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has removed a photo of herself and Ariana Grande from social media after an intense backlash over the posting, which was intended to show sympathy for the victims of the Manchester concert bombing and Grande, but instead caused a social media uproar. Kardashian posted the photo of herself and Grande having a good time and smiling at another concert event on Twitter and...
Lance Armstrong engaged to longtime girlfriend Anna Hansen

Lance Armstrong engaged to longtime girlfriend Anna Hansen

Former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong is getting married to longtime girlfriend Anna Hansen.   Armstrong, 45, popped the question Tuesday evening at Lake Austin. In a photo posted to Armstrong’s Instagram account, Hansen sits on his lap with a sparkling engagement ring on her finger while the sun sets in the background. The photo was taken by Austin photojournalist Elizabeth Kruetz...
Ariana Grande’s fans offer sympathy, support: ‘This is NOT your fault’

Ariana Grande’s fans offer sympathy, support: ‘This is NOT your fault’

“This is NOT your fault. please stay strong.” Twitter user Sebastian Olzanski’s simple, comforting line is only one of more than 130,000 responses to the distraught “broken” message that singer Ariana Grande sent to fans in the wake of the devastating explosion at her Manchester, England concert on Monday that left 22 fans dead and more than 50 injured. And...
Before Ivanka Trump, Dina Merrill was Palm Beach’s first blond princess

Before Ivanka Trump, Dina Merrill was Palm Beach’s first blond princess

Nedenia Marjorie Hutton was the first blond princess of Mar-a-Lago, the first beautiful little girl to sleep in the silver-leafed canopy bed of the nursery and study the rhymes written in the tiles of her bathroom. Her parents, Marjorie Merriweather Post and E.F. Hutton, called her “Deenie.” Deenie’s room later became Ivanka Trump’s room, and Deenie became “Dina...
Memorial Day 2017: Peanut Island Guide - Things to know before you go

Memorial Day 2017: Peanut Island Guide - Things to know before you go

Every big holiday weekend that involves beach, fun and sand has to include ‘Peanut’ That’s what the locals call Peanut Island, the 80-acre tropical island located at the west end of the Palm Beach (Lake Worth) Inlet. It’s a get-there-by-only-boat county park, where long strings of boats raft up while hundreds of people socialize in the shallow off-shore water. Sound...
What Trump book got this Palm Beach author a quick publishing deal?

What Trump book got this Palm Beach author a quick publishing deal?

Got a good story about President Trump in Palm Beach? Journalist and author Laurence Leamer wants to hear it. The ink is still drying on the part-time Palm Beach resident’s new contract to write “Trump’s Palm Beach,” a book about Donald Trump and the Town of Palm Beach. “The arc of the book is Trump’s journey in Palm Beach, how he changed and how Palm...
For casual, fun dining try Bar Fusion Taphouse

For casual, fun dining try Bar Fusion Taphouse

MENU Appetizers, soup, salads, sandwiches, burgers, wings, wraps, tacos, paninis, seafood, chicken, steak, desserts. ATMOSPHERE Family-friendly sports restaurant and bar with an emphasis on fun. There are pool tables, dart boards and arcade games for all ages, and more than 40 TV sets broadcasting sporting events. There’s a full bar and weekly poker, trivia and karaoke contests. A spacious outdoor...
3 Things: Free ballet, an Irish play, Glass Quest 2017

3 Things: Free ballet, an Irish play, Glass Quest 2017

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 Ballet in Boca Let&rsquo...
Hurricane Grill offers fast-casual fare with a ‘beachy’ vibe

Hurricane Grill offers fast-casual fare with a ‘beachy’ vibe

MENU Hurricane Wings offers the usual sports bar menu that includes wings, burgers and other sandwiches as well as salads. ATMOSPHERE Definitely casual, with a makeshift beach scene out front that features beach chairs and sand. Felt a little odd considering one looks out onto a parking lot. An oversized game of Jenga kept some patrons entertained, and there was a young woman going around making balloon...
Savor Mediterranean dishes at Falafel House

Savor Mediterranean dishes at Falafel House

MENU Authentic Mediterranean food with lots of choices, including shawarma (shredded chicken with Mediterranean seasonings), pita grill sandwiches, several types of knishes and much more. ATMOSPHERE This is a no-frills, order-at-the-counter, casual-as-it-gets kind of place. It’s tucked inside a nondescript shopping center, but the food is anything but dull. OUR FAVORITE FOOD/PRICE The falafel...
Elderly man memorializes wife by continuing her blanket sewing charity

Elderly man memorializes wife by continuing her blanket sewing charity

An elderly man is keeping his wife’s memory alive by sewing blankets for those in need. “I just felt there was a need,” said Clayton Shelburne, 88, of Zionsville, Ind. “I enjoy doing it. If my wife was here, she would be happy I’m doing this too.” For 10 years, Clayton and his wife, Delores, spent their free time making blankets to donate to different organizations...
World Turtle Day: Watch a baby sea turtle as it makes its way to the ocean

World Turtle Day: Watch a baby sea turtle as it makes its way to the ocean

It’s turtle time! Today is World Turtle Day. Each year on May 23, the American Tortoise Rescue organization host this day to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises around the world. We pay tribute to turtles by sharing staff photos and videos taken throughout the years. Enjoy! Oh, and some social media love too. A turtle hatchling on Midtown Beach  tries to make its...
Ariana Grande’s boyfriend: Who is Mac Miller?

Ariana Grande’s boyfriend: Who is Mac Miller?

When Ariana Grande returned from Manchester, England on Tuesday, after the tragic fatal bombing at a show on Monday that killed 22 people, she was greeted at Boca Raton Airport by her boyfriend, Mac Miller. Some fast facts about Miller: *Miller, born Malcolm James McCormick, is a rapper raised in Pittsburgh who came to fame as a highly successful indie artist with his 2011 album Blue...
Actress, heiress Dina Merrill has died; grew up at Mar a Lago, sold to Trump

Actress, heiress Dina Merrill has died; grew up at Mar a Lago, sold to Trump

Actress and rebellious heiress, Dina Merill, who defied her super-rich parents to become a movie star, often portraying stylish wives or “the other woman,” has died at age 93. Merrill, raised in part at the Mar a Lago estate in Florida now owned by President Donald Trump, died Monday, according to a family spokeswoman. Merrill had Lewy Body dementia, according to her son, Stanley H. Rumbough...
10 adventures for an unforgettable Memorial Day weekend

10 adventures for an unforgettable Memorial Day weekend

I’ve already received dozens of calls and texts from friends and family asking me for Memorial Day weekend ideas. So, I’ve decided to put together a list of fun, relaxing and thrilling activities near Palm Beach County.  But first, let’s thank all the men and women who lost their lives to ensure our safety. It is thanks to them that we are able to celebrate our freedom...
Ryan Seacrest didn’t know Jeffrey Tambor; thought he was a dead actor

Ryan Seacrest didn’t know Jeffrey Tambor; thought he was a dead actor

New “Live” co-host Ryan Seacrest found himself in a tight spot when he misidentified actor Jeffrey Tambor when Tambor was a guest on the show. Seacrest thought Tambor was an actor from the film “Ghost.” In the clip from the show, the new host listed a few of Tambor’s credits before adding that he enjoyed Tambor’s performance as “the scary guy...
Roger Moore dead: Which of his Bond movies was made in South Florida?

Roger Moore dead: Which of his Bond movies was made in South Florida?

The death of Roger Moore is a reminder of how closely Her Majesty’s Secret Service agent James Bond is tied to Florida. He’s practically a snowbird. RELATED: ROGER MOORE TOLD THE POST HIS FAVORITE BOND MOVIE His license to thrill (and kill) has always extended to the Sunshine State: Dr. No: Bond battles the evil genius doctor, whose world domination plan centers on toppling missiles taking...
Roger Moore in Palm Beach: He told us his favorite James Bond movie

Roger Moore in Palm Beach: He told us his favorite James Bond movie

Roger Moore is shaken, but not stirred when he hears the question. “Why are you being honored by The Palm Beach Film Festival?” the one-time James Bond is asked matter-of-factly. “Why, that’s a good question,” says Moore, who has starred in only four films - none of them memorable - since turning in his license to kill as agent 007 12 years ago. “I suppose they...
Actor Roger Moore, longest-serving James Bond, dead at 89

Actor Roger Moore, longest-serving James Bond, dead at 89

English actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for his portrayal of fictional secret agent James Bond, has died, family members said in a statement Tuesday morning. He was 89. Moore died Tuesday in Switzerland after "a short but brave battle with cancer," said his children, Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian, in a statement. "The affection our father felt whenever he walked on to a stage or...
Summer 2017 Guide: Top staycation spots in Palm Beach County

Summer 2017 Guide: Top staycation spots in Palm Beach County

Dream vacations to exotic locales can be nice. But let’s be honest: When you have kids, taking the “classic” weeklong family vacation — frantically getting to the airport gate, praying for peace in Row 29 of coach, herding everyone over to the rental-car place — can be overwhelming. And let’s not forget, those trips get expensive. Just stay at home for the summer...
What celebrity movie star visited kids at a Boca Raton school?

What celebrity movie star visited kids at a Boca Raton school?

Rose Walters came to Boca Raton’s South Inlet Park to celebrate her 14th birthday, but she came away with a gift she didn’t expect - a glimpse of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron. “We were (checking) on our pavillion for her birthday party, to occur the next day. We were (at) the inlet and noticed the camera crews,” says her mother Rosemarie Miller....
Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem dive into Universal’s ‘Dark Universe’

Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem dive into Universal’s ‘Dark Universe’

Universal Pictures has signed on more A-listers to star in its new monster franchise, the studio announced on Monday. It also announced the name of the new franchise, “Dark Universe,” which includes a series of film reboots with classic horror movie monsters and characters.  “Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters. #DarkUniverse,” the movie studio said on Twitter...
ICYMI: These Palm Beach County restaurants closed in 2017

ICYMI: These Palm Beach County restaurants closed in 2017

Unfortunately we had to say goodbye to some really good restaurants this year. One that closed was voted the best place for brunch by our Palm Beach Post readers and another was voted for having one of the best views in Palm Beach County. From Jupiter to Boca Raton, we said farewell to these: Ocean Bleu, which was voted for having the...
Smash hit ‘Mama Mia’ film sequel in works; original cast set to return

Smash hit ‘Mama Mia’ film sequel in works; original cast set to return

  A sequel to the 2008 box office smash “Mama Mia” is in the works with most of the original cast members, including Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan, expected to return, according to media reports. “Mama Mia: Here We Go Again” is shaping up as both a prequel and a sequel and will be directed by “The Best  Exotic Marigold Hotel&rdquo...
‘Dirty Dancing’ TV remake has a problem: It’s not dirty enough

‘Dirty Dancing’ TV remake has a problem: It’s not dirty enough

For a lot of movie lovers 0f a certain age, including myself, 1987’s “Dirty Dancing” represented so many real-life coming-of-age milestones, like figuring out the difference between the naive kid you were and the adult you’re becoming, an awkward but intense sexual awakening and the very real possibility that all of this is going to disappoint your daddy. “Find a Gen...
Black ‘Bachelorette’: Is there any hope she’ll be treated with respect?

Black ‘Bachelorette’: Is there any hope she’ll be treated with respect?

Monday is the premiere of the new season of ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” starring Rachel Lindsay, the first African-American lead in the never-ending romantic franchise. I have high hopes for Rachel, a Texas attorney who came off as level-headed and mature in the previous season of “The Bachelor,” besides the fact that she signed up to be on “The Bachelor” in...
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