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Lake Worth announces dates for residential vegitation pick-up service

Lake Worth announces dates for residential vegitation pick-up service

Lake Worth’s refuse division is scheduled to have residential vegetation amnesty pick-up service starting May 22. What does that mean for you? You can dispose of large amounts of vegetation — not to exceed 12 cubic yards — before hurricane season officially starts June 1. All vegetation should be placed curbside on a resident’s regularly scheduled pick-up day and the city will...
Around Town

Around Town

Vice Admiral Jan Tighe will join the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches Friday at the Palm Beach County Convention Center to share insights on use of technology to enhance U.S. military operations and combat cybersecurity attacks. She will also discuss new methods employed to exploit and defeat enemies. Tighe assumed duties as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and the 66th Director...
Plans this weekend? Try Art of the Brew Beerfest in Northwood Village

Plans this weekend? Try Art of the Brew Beerfest in Northwood Village

Looking for something to do this Saturday? Our local, ‘hipster district’, Northwood, is having a craft beer event for all you hop lovers out there.  The Art of Brew Beerfest will feature beers, ciders and kombucha from 25+ local and national breweries. So get ready to sample your hearts out. Local favorites like Tequesta Brewing Company and Due South will be in...
What rock singer is tired of people thinking West Palm is all Trump?

What rock singer is tired of people thinking West Palm is all Trump?

The band Surfer Blood started here. All of its members are one-time students of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts. So, they know West Palm Beach. And they are tired of the city and county being defined exclusively in terms of President Trump. RELATED: THE POST’S COMPLETE TRUMP COVERAGE “I can’t stand seeing every New York Times article starting with ‘West Palm Beach’ or...
Arbor Day: In urban West Palm, tree-lovers compete with building boom

Arbor Day: In urban West Palm, tree-lovers compete with building boom

National Arbor Day is today and trees are front and center in West Palm Beach, even where not yet overhead. The city gives away 1,000 trees a year at its GreenMarket and other events, with a goal of adding 10,000 trees to its canopy over the next decade, said West Palm’s full-time arborist, Landscape Planner Ray Caranci. To those who think being an arborist would be the ultimate in serene, sylvan...
Do you agree with our picks for SunFest’s best music acts of all time?

Do you agree with our picks for SunFest’s best music acts of all time?

Since its began 34 years ago, SunFest has boasted some of the most legendary names in entertainment. But for its inaugural show in 1983, the biggest star was an entertaining mouse and his country dog sidekick. Of course, the annual music extravaganza, which starts on Wednesday, has come a long way since the days that Chuck E. Cheese and Jasper Jowls were among the main attractions...
What real-life De Niro character was hauled into a Palm Beach court?

What real-life De Niro character was hauled into a Palm Beach court?

The late 1950s were not good years for Jake LaMotta. As anybody who’s seen Martin Scorsese’s masterwork film “Raging Bull” can attest. Robert De Niro played the volatile middleweight champion boxer from his brutal determination to win the crown in the ’40s to his disreputable fall a decade later running a nightclub on Miami Beach’s Collins Avenue. De Niro&rsquo...
Knox determined to understand forces that put her in Italian prison

Knox determined to understand forces that put her in Italian prison

It took Amanda Knox four years in prison before Italy’s supreme court set her free. The 20-year-old American student was jailed abroad in 2007 after 53 hours of interrogation by a prosecutor with a hankering for psychics and conspiracy theories and a history of reopening closed cases, in a country were prosecutors can appeal a ruling. Thrown into the mix: anti-American sentiment that put public...
West Palm man details how $190,000 to treasure-hunting group cost him

West Palm man details how $190,000 to treasure-hunting group cost him

It took three-and-a-half years but James Wagner is happy, even if he wasn’t paid back with Hernan Cortes shipwreck treasure. In 2014 the Palm Beach Gardens investor made a short-term business loan of $190,000 to an associate of a treasure-hunting company controlled by West Palm Beach businessman Victor Benilous. Wagner was to get his money back in four months with 10 percent interest. If the...
Why is Mounts garden spending $500,000 to let visitors ‘walk on water’?

Why is Mounts garden spending $500,000 to let visitors ‘walk on water’?

Lajos Heder stood on the lip of a sand pit to describe the water garden taking shape below his feet at Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach. RELATED: SIX MUST-SEE SPRING FLOWERS AT THE MOUNTS “The water will be a couple of inches below the walkway,” said Heder, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based artist who specializes in large-scale public art projects with his partner, Mags Harries...
SunFest: Who we're most excited to see during the opening nights

SunFest: Who we're most excited to see during the opening nights

Are you ready for SunFest? You better be! Because the five, music-packed days along the waterfront are coming whether you’re ready or not. We’re talking hot artists, cool people, great food, interactive art and good vibes. Sure, everyone can’t wait to taste the new Drunken Dragon Crepe or see all the other cool new things at SunFest this year. But, hello...
Which famous female rock band greeted fans at a Singer Island hotel?

Which famous female rock band greeted fans at a Singer Island hotel?

Editor’s Note: In 2001, the Go-Go’s rocked Singer Island. They didn’t play any of their hits but their fans lined up for a charity meet-and-greet. The Post’s Staci Sturrock covered the event, where the band proved they still had the beat. In 1982, Lisa Brown, her sister and two friends got dolled up in their finest Valley Girl garb to see the Go-Go’s play the West Palm...
Don’t let parking be a nightmare during Sunfest

Don’t let parking be a nightmare during Sunfest

SunFest is coming to town, people. If you’re going, trust: You don’t want to be stuck looking for parking during the craziest week in West Palm Beach — Wednesday, May 3 to Sunday, May 7. Be smart. Start planning now. Here are a few ways to make SunFest parking in Downtown West Palm Beach not just a breeze but more economical:  You can search for parking via a sweet ...
El Cid bar buddies stay friends, confront tragedy one year later

El Cid bar buddies stay friends, confront tragedy one year later

Their story ran in newspapers and on TV stations across the country. RELATED: TWO FRIENDS MAKE BAR PROMISE, PLAN TO REUNITE AFTER 40 YEARS CBS News’ Steve Hartman featured them in an “On the Road” segment, after reading about them in The Palm Beach Post. They were occasionally recognized as the West Palm Beach guys who made an unusual promise four decades ago at the El Cid bar, and...
Melgen Medicare fraud trial costs both sides big bucks

Melgen Medicare fraud trial costs both sides big bucks

Accused of defrauding Medicare out of $105 million and eventually released from jail on an $18 million bond package, Dr. Salomon Melgen has been at the center of a case that has turned on eye-popping dollar figures since his arrest two years ago. Monday — the last day of testimony in the Palm Beach County ophthalmologist’s nearly two-month trial — was no exception. The difference...
Steamhorse Brewery taps West Palm Beach for $100,000 incentive grant

Steamhorse Brewery taps West Palm Beach for $100,000 incentive grant

A business incentive grant of up to $100,000 is on tap for West Palm Brewing, LLC, as it prepares to open its Steamhorse Brewing Co. in the Warehouse District complex west of Parker Avenue. The city commission on Monday approved a grant of up to 10 percent of the cost of building improvements for Steamhorse, up to $1 million. The company is preparing the property at 1500 Elizabeth Ave., just south...
What to do to make West Palm Beach better? Here’s a plan for six areas

What to do to make West Palm Beach better? Here’s a plan for six areas

International urban planners Gehl Studio has weighed-in on how to reinvigorate West Palm street life, with solutions that range from the common-sensical to the surprising, from shading more streets to floating a “movable harbor bath” in the Intracoastal Waterway. After 11 months of surveys and analysis, the Denmark-based firm presented recommendations for enlivening six areas within the...
Lake Worth alcohol ordinance: It’s been 8 months now… is it working?

Lake Worth alcohol ordinance: It’s been 8 months now… is it working?

For years, city officials have been saying the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has been getting too many calls from residents about public disturbances outside convenience stores. Public urination. Noise. Fights. You name it, it probably happened in front of a store near you in the late evening or wee hours of the morning. READ: Lake Worth girl with spina bifida gets transfer lift chair The...
Lake Worth, Greenacres AT&T workers honored for volunteer work

Lake Worth, Greenacres AT&T workers honored for volunteer work

In case you didn’t know, it’s National Volunteer Month. AT&T is celebrating 55 South Florida employees who were honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes individuals who demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism. Two of those 55 employees are from areas we know very well — Lake Worth and Greenacres. Ava Greaves of Lake Worth, a senior tax accountant...
Readers have strong opinions on proposed 25-story West Palm tower

Readers have strong opinions on proposed 25-story West Palm tower

Attorney Harvey Oyer III didn’t hide it: The reason Related Cos. wants a major change to the city’s Downtown Master Plan. His client wants to build a 25-story office tower in a zone voters said shouldn’t allow more than five stories. Because it could be illegal to single out one parcel to permit a use different from the surrounding restricted area, he has proposed changing the rules...
Prince death anniversary: Is his West Palm Beach mural really purple?

Prince death anniversary: Is his West Palm Beach mural really purple?

There were many details Mayling Pao labored over in her painted tribute to music and style legend Prince. Everything had to be perfect - the right image, the right facial expression, even the right hair. But there was one detail on which the West Palm Beach artist was unmovable. “It had to be purple, absolutely,” Pao says, standing in front of the downtown West Palm Beach mural that has...
Airline horror stories: Locals tell of being treated poorly, rudely

Airline horror stories: Locals tell of being treated poorly, rudely

You! Yes, you! Stand up! No, sit down. Here … no, not there, HERE! We’ve got our eye on you. You’re guilty of …something. We’re not sure what yet. But when we do we’ll let you know. We have no idea when that will be, of course. But just sit tight and don’t complain about it, because if you don’t, we’ll give you something to complain about. Is...
Lake Worth girl, 15, who can’t walk gets $1,900 transfer chair lift

Lake Worth girl, 15, who can’t walk gets $1,900 transfer chair lift

When you think about it, it’s the simple things in life that are often taken for granted. A stroll through the park. Feeling hot sand between your toes on the beach. Getting out of bed to start your day. For Alysha Marerro, 15, these routine actions are anything but. READ: PBSO says ‘bad batch’ of drugs in Lake Worth causes overdose spike Alysha was born with spina bifida, a congenital...
With little rain, wetlands brownish but plenty of water on tap

With little rain, wetlands brownish but plenty of water on tap

The tall strands take on an orange hue in the afternoon light. The hiking trails at Grassy Waters Preserve have turned more sandy than solid in spots and bicyclists strain as tires dig into the soft ground. A combination of low moisture levels in soil and plants and high temperatures and winds led Palm Beach County on Thursday to institute a ban on open burning until further notice. The countywide...
As jury deliberates murder case, suspect pleads guilty to manslaughter

As jury deliberates murder case, suspect pleads guilty to manslaughter

While a Palm Beach County jury was deciding whether to convict him of murder, Brandon Small on Thursday instead pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2014 shooting death of a Delray Beach man. Small, 28, of Riviera Beach, was immediately sentenced to 15 years in prison — far less than the life sentence he faced if he was convicted of murder. He also pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession...
Her arm was chopped off at age 5. An amazing story of hope & healing.

Her arm was chopped off at age 5. An amazing story of hope & healing.

When children ask Damba Koroma about her stump of a left arm — and they always do — the 24-year-old Lake Worth tutor does a mental calculation. For the youngest, her explanation is brief: “Bad men took it.” For the older ones, she’s only a tiny bit more elaborate: “I lost it in a war.” And should someone jump to the conclusion that perhaps she was a soldier...
Lake Worth financial planner wins new trial in $1.3 million theft case

Lake Worth financial planner wins new trial in $1.3 million theft case

A 65-year-old former Lake Worth financial planner has won a new trial in connection with what prosecutors called a $1.3 million investment scam. In a four-page opinion, the 4th District Court of Appeal on Wednesday threw out Michael Hardman’s conviction on two counts of grand theft and a five-year prison sentence. Hardman, it said, is entitled to a new trial because his attorney didn&rsquo...
PBSO: ‘Bad batch’ of drugs on Lake Worth streets causing overdose spike

PBSO: ‘Bad batch’ of drugs on Lake Worth streets causing overdose spike

The city has seen a troubling spike in the number of overdose cases the past two months, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Captain Todd Baer told City Commissioners Tuesday night. “There’s a bad batch out there right now,” Baer said. “Street level pharmacists must not be lacing (the drugs) well.” There were 53 overdose cases in March where the victims were revived...
Adios, snowbirds: Glad Palm Beach County’s tourist season is over?

Adios, snowbirds: Glad Palm Beach County’s tourist season is over?

It’s after Easter and that means only one thing: The snowbirds are leaving. Which brings up our annual dilemma: Snowbirds, we love you. And sometimes we don’t. RELATED: 5 REASONS WE’RE HAPPY TOURIST SEASON IS OVER Palm Beach County’s winter economy gets a vital boost from the money you spend and the taxes you pay. Many of the restaurants and small businesses that cater to visitors...
Office tower proposal finds influential support, heavy opposition

Office tower proposal finds influential support, heavy opposition

Related Cos. took its pitch for a 25-story office tower near the downtown waterfront to the city Planning Board Tuesday, pressing for a rewrite of Okeechobee Boulevard zoning rules to accommodate the project on a site that currently allows 5-stories at most. Lawyer Harvey Oyer argued that Okeechobee runs through a “hodgepodge” of zones that beg for consistency to cure the city’s...
Can colorful Lake Worth tile mural smashed by truck driver be saved?

Can colorful Lake Worth tile mural smashed by truck driver be saved?

Earlier this year, a truck recklessly barrelled into a wrought iron fence, smashing a concrete wall outside the Scottish Rite Masonic Center on North D Street. The driver, believed to have been drag racing, did significant damage to a structure that means so much to so many. It wasn’t just any wall that was hit. It was a colorful, 20-by 13-foot tile mural at the Gray Mockingbird Community Garden...
Man charged with DUI after crashing PBIA fence as Air Force One parked

Man charged with DUI after crashing PBIA fence as Air Force One parked

A suburban Lake Worth man charged with driving drunk appeared to have picked the wrong time to drive his vehicle through a fence near Palm Beach International Airport. It was early Sunday, and Air Force One was parked on the other side of PBIA, and pretty soon the crash had brought in not just Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies but also the Secret Service, frantically searching for a...
Rapids Water Park Riviera Beach

Rapids Water Park Riviera Beach

Rapids Water Park in Riviera Beach is the largest water park in South Florida. It features 35 water slides, “from mild to wild.” Raft rides include the high-speed rapid racer, where six people can slide to the finish line at the same time.
Island Camps — Deerfield Beach, FL

Island Camps — Deerfield Beach, FL

Island Camps can teach your children how to surf or skate depending on which camp you choose. They'll get your kid in the water or out at local skate parks with surf and skateboard enthusiast to guide them through it.
Trump visits divert planes over my West Palm house, ruining my weekend

Trump visits divert planes over my West Palm house, ruining my weekend

Every time President Trump comes to town, my cat hides under the bed. He’s not making a political statement – Taco is an unaffiliated feline, roused to protest only when we buy cheap cat food instead of gourmet Fancy Feast – but he hates the noise. RELATED: COMPLETE PRESIDENT TRUMP COVERAGE BY PALM BEACH POST And so do I. Bigly. When the Golfer- in-Chief is here, the passenger jets...
Palm Beach County Trump tax return protest organizer: No one paid us

Palm Beach County Trump tax return protest organizer: No one paid us

One of the leaders of a protest this weekend in Palm Beach County,demanding President Donald Trumprelease his income tax returns, scoffed Monday at tweets by the president suggesting operatives bankrolled the march. On Saturday, Trump – who was at his Mar-a-Lago club for the seventh of 13 weekends he’s been in office – detoured around a demonstration that took place on both sides...
Plan drawn to turn West Palm into a cooler place

Plan drawn to turn West Palm into a cooler place

Downtown West Palm Beach has a lot to work with, says a consulting team hired to help make it more livable — a condensed area good for walking and biking, a great climate, beautiful waterfront, “amazing public art,” “a love for the quirky and the arts,” and a committed core of civic-minded people ready to volunteer their efforts for the city. But there’s a lot of...
FAA: 5 aircraft violated Mar-a-Lago air restrictions during Trump stay

FAA: 5 aircraft violated Mar-a-Lago air restrictions during Trump stay

Five aircraft violated air restrictions during President Donald Trump’s four-day Easter weekend stay at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday. It did not immediately provide details. “The FAA will investigate each incident and will take appropriate enforcement action. The FAA does not release details of open investigations,”...
Rapids Water Park Riviera Beach

Rapids Water Park Riviera Beach

Rapids Water Park in Riviera Beach is open for season! Not that it couldn’t have been open all “winter” long here. If you haven’t been yet, you’re missing out. Rapids is huge. With 30 acres of fun, Rapids Water Park in Riviera Beach is the largest
Planners to unveil pilot programs to perk up downtown West Palm

Planners to unveil pilot programs to perk up downtown West Palm

Time for the big unveil from Gehl. Urban planners from the New York offices of Denmark-based Gehl Studio, who’ve been analyzing our goings and comings in West Palm Beach for the better part of a year, are set to present their ideas Monday for pilot projects to enliven downtown. No sneak peaks. They want it to be a surprise. At 10 a.m. in City Hall, they’ll be rolling out their “public...
Road closures ahead in West Palm Beach

Road closures ahead in West Palm Beach

A handful of road closures to keep an eye out for in the next few weeks: Flagler Drive will be closed at Flagler Memorial Bridge on April 25, as the bridge replacement project nears completion. Quadrille Boulevard will be closed at Banyan Boulevard on April 25, for crosswalk completion. 16th Street will be closed between Spruce Avenue and Dixie for storm water construction, now through May 19. In...
TIME’s ‘Trump meltdown’ magazine cover illustrator coming to Lake Worth

TIME’s ‘Trump meltdown’ magazine cover illustrator coming to Lake Worth

Growing up in Havana, Cuba under the late Fidel Castro’s oppressive regime, Edel Rodriguez was introduced to politics at a young age. Those unsettling times had a profound impact on Rodriguez, now 45 and a professional artist who always incorporates politics and culture in his work. Socialist propaganda, western advertising, island culture and contemporary city life all make their way into Rodriguez&rsquo...
EXCLUSIVE: Details of 6 Chinese protesters charged during President Xi visit

EXCLUSIVE: Details of 6 Chinese protesters charged during President Xi visit

At least three of the six people charged with trying to block motorcades last week during China’s president’s visit to Palm Beach County claim that Chinese government entities stole their land, according to a Washington, D.C.-based Chinese human rights group. “Initiatives for China” office director Daniel Gong said from Washington that he accompanied four of the protesters...
West Palm to press on against state road near preserve, despite ruling

West Palm to press on against state road near preserve, despite ruling

Despite a sharp rejection by a state judge, West Palm Beach will fight on against the proposed extension of State Road 7 next to the nature preserve that supplies the city’s drinking water. West Palm Beach officials declined to comment in detail on the legal battle but issued a release Friday saying the city would object by Monday to an administrative law judge’s recommended order and...
Why no Facebook page in Lake Worth yet? City still has big concerns

Why no Facebook page in Lake Worth yet? City still has big concerns

While there’s no official count, it’s safe to say there are a ton of unofficial Lake Worth Facebook pages where residents opine, share information, grouse, vent and yes, post funny memes. There’s Lake Worth Local, which has more than 5,000 members. Lake Worth Life and Lake Worth Voice are other influential pages, each with more than 3,000 members. For those who simply want to talk...
PBSC to host fashion show for students who can’t afford new clothes

PBSC to host fashion show for students who can’t afford new clothes

There’s nothing like getting handsome and cute for a good cause. That’s what’s happening Wednesday, April 26, when Palm Beach State College, west of Lake Worth, hosts a fashion show for Panthers Closet, a new thrift store that recently opened on campus. The store sells affordable clothes, shoes and purses for students who can’t afford to buy new clothes. The show, hosted by...
Lake Worth’s code enforcement image still taking a beating

Lake Worth’s code enforcement image still taking a beating

This past year, Aino Lautsio, a Lake Worth homeowner for nearly 30 years, became the poster child for everything that is wrong with the city’s embattled code compliance division. On May 9, Lautsio, who takes meticulous care of the two-bedroom home she owns on Bryn Mawr Drive, was issued a yellow courtesy notice because much of her grass died in the winter, leaving a patch of unsightly sand....
Under $1,000/month downtown West Palm ‘micro’ apartments approved

Under $1,000/month downtown West Palm ‘micro’ apartments approved

With downtown rents rising, a plan to build the area’s smallest apartments — with proportionately lower rents — won approval Wednesday. The Downtown Action Committee, which regulates development in the city core, green-lighted zoning for developer Jeff Greene to build 348 “micro unit” apartments of about 450 square feet. The proposed building at Banyan Boulevard and Rosemary...
Dan Rooney — Pittsburgh Steelers, PB Kennel Club owner — dead at 84

Dan Rooney — Pittsburgh Steelers, PB Kennel Club owner — dead at 84

In the nearly half century that Dan Rooney and his four brothers have owned the Palm Beach Kennel Club, he maintained a residence in the area, but rarely came down, his nephew said. “The Steelers were really his life,” Patrick Rooney Jr., chief executive officer of the Kennel Club, said Thursday afternoon. Dan Rooney, owner of the professional football team that put Pittsburgh on the sports...
Using Palm Beach County bed tax to pay for Trump security dead for now

Using Palm Beach County bed tax to pay for Trump security dead for now

An idea to use Palm Beach County “bed tax” money to help pay for security and roadway management during President Donald Trump’s visits to his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach is dead for now. On March 19, County Commissioner Steven Abrams asked whether money from the tourist development tax, the 6 percent tax on hotel and motel stays, could help defray costs of Trump’s frequent...
Juror holdout causes mistrial in malpractice case against St. Mary’s

Juror holdout causes mistrial in malpractice case against St. Mary’s

The qualms of one juror blocked what could have been an “eight-figure” verdict for a former Wellington woman who has been in a permanent vegetative state since being treated at St. Mary’s Medical Center four years ago, an attorney for her family said Thursday. After a mistrial was declared last week in the multi-million medical malpractice case against the West Palm Beach hospital...
New Lake Worth sports bar? Nope, just some additions at City Hall

New Lake Worth sports bar? Nope, just some additions at City Hall

If you’ve been to a Lake Worth City Commission meeting lately at City Hall, you probably noticed the chambers look like a sports bar as four, 60-inch Samsung flat-screens now hang overhead. There’s another TV — a 32-inch — in the hallway for the overflow crowd and another 60-inch in the conference room for city officials. No one, however, is watching the Marlins or the Heat...
Thinking big with micro apartments? City says go for it

Thinking big with micro apartments? City says go for it

The Downtown Action Committee, an architect-heavy group that evaluates project proposals, gave the go-ahead Wednesday to developer Jeff Greene’s plan for a building of 348 ‘micro units,’ apartments of about 450 square feet. The proposed building at Banyan Boulevard and Rosemary Avenue is meant to attract millennials put off by downtown’s high rents, and out-of-towners...
Developers push for 25-story office tower near West Palm waterfront

Developers push for 25-story office tower near West Palm waterfront

Supporters of the Related Cos. One Flagler office tower proposal packed City Hall on Wednesday as the developer pitched its top-tier, 25-story tower for a site near the downtown waterfront zoned for 5. Outnumbered opponents criticized the limited advance notice of the Downtown Action Committee meeting. They said the project would violate the intent of a referendum against waterfront high-rises and...
This Palm Springs kid stars with Diesel, The Rock in ‘Fate and Furious’

This Palm Springs kid stars with Diesel, The Rock in ‘Fate and Furious’

On Friday, James Ayoub will make his motion picture debut in a global action blockbuster that’s expected to make $400 million world-wide. He shares the screen with huge stars, including an Oscar winner, in a film on which he had his own trailer and shared a driver with the actor Forbes Magazine ranked as the highest-paid in 2016. But he’s not talking much about it. He’s got Cheerios...
This Jupiter man made Peeps candy an Easter phenomenon

This Jupiter man made Peeps candy an Easter phenomenon

Editor’s Note: Peeps candy and Easter go together like bunnies and egg hunts. Every year, the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth holds a Peeps diorama contest. This year, it’s a tribute to Mr. Peeps himself, Bob Born, the unassuming Palm Beach County retiree who put a small regional candy on the map with a simple invention. Here is Barbara Marshall’s profile of Born from...
Onlookers take photos with 13-foot gator captured in John Prince Park

Onlookers take photos with 13-foot gator captured in John Prince Park

Dulce Paz and her father, Oscar, were driving in John Prince Park, west of Lake Worth two weeks ago when they saw a large crowd gathered around a white truck parked near a fitness trail. Oscar stopped to investigate. “He was gone for a while,” said Dulce, 18, a senior at Santaluces Community High School in Lantana. “I thought someone had drowned because it was near a lake where a...
Redemption for lakefront property?

Redemption for lakefront property?

A vacant lakefront field off Australian Avenue is seeking a new life as the site of an apartment complex. Miami-based AHS Development Group LLC has won with approvals to build 240 apartments in three six-story buildings and two, three-story buildings just north of 2101 N. Australian Ave. Plans for the 7.56-acre site on Lake Mangonia also call for a clubhouse, barbecue area, pool, tot...
Celebrate your dog at some of the best dog parks in Palm Beach County

Celebrate your dog at some of the best dog parks in Palm Beach County

It’s National Pet Day! If you have a dog and live in Palm Beach County, here are five free dog parks where your buddy can run free and unleashed. Sit back, relax and take pictures. Address: 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard, West Palm Beach  Call:  561-966-6611 Hours: Sunrise - Sunset  *Closed Wednesdays 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. for maintenance. Address: 12551 Glades Rd, Boca...
Sustaining the effort for West Palm’s sustainability

Sustaining the effort for West Palm’s sustainability

Talking sustainability strategy. From left: Retired teacher Jacquelyn Taylor; Mayor Jeri Muoio;  Kevin Vollbrecht, director, engineering services; Jon Ward, executive director Community Redevelopment Agency; Scott Kelly, assistant city administrator; Liz Perez, president of Collective Water Consulting engineering firm.
Best camping near five of the closest natural springs to Palm Beach County

Best camping near five of the closest natural springs to Palm Beach County

Florida has so many  natural springs it makes your community swimming pool look boring. And if you want to spend more than just an afternoon in crystal-clear water, we’ve done your homework. Stay at one of these camping sites, which are just a few minutes by walking, biking or driving from a natural oasis. *Note: Pets are NOT allowed at the springs. However, they are allowed...
What actor wants to star in film on gang-style South Florida murder?

What actor wants to star in film on gang-style South Florida murder?

The grisly murder of speedboat champion Don Aronow is an irresistible “Miami Vice”-style story that practically defines the go-go years of South Florida in the ’80s. It’s got everything: drug runners, fast boats, mobsters, Palm Beachers, a cameo appearance from then-Vice President George Bush and a mysterious, gangland-esque contract hit that wasn’t solved for years...
What are duckbill valves and how do they limit flooding in West Palm?

What are duckbill valves and how do they limit flooding in West Palm?

As those who live along South Flagler Drive know too well, rising sea levels are no mere concept. Whenever an odd phase of moon yanks at the tides, sea water gurgles up the Intracoastal Waterway and into pipes meant to carry storm water out to tide. At one point this year, three separate stretches of the roadway flooded, forcing commuters, joggers and bicyclists to higher ground. In response, the...
‘We’re scared’: Sea-level rise issue prompts Senate hearing in West Palm

‘We’re scared’: Sea-level rise issue prompts Senate hearing in West Palm

Climate change and rising sea levels are real and now, a South Florida panel of experts told a U.S. Senate committee hearing held Monday in West Palm Beach. “While there are some who continue to deny that climate change is real, South Florida offers proof that it is real and it’s an issue we’re going to have to confront in the decades ahead,” said U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida...
Yield for runners..or join them: Corporate Run is Wednesday

Yield for runners..or join them: Corporate Run is Wednesday

The Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run takes place downtown on Wednesday, from 7 – 9 p.m. The start and end points are near the Meyer Amphitheatre, along Flagler Drive. Flagler Drive will be closed to cars between 2nd Street and Barcelona from 6:15 through 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.mercedesbenzcorporaterun.com.
Presidential trips giving Palm Beach County free national publicity

Presidential trips giving Palm Beach County free national publicity

It’s the attention Miami-Dade was used to receiving, as a big dot on the map of America, chock-full of consulates and corporations. But suddenly the spotlight has turned to little Palm Beach and kept returning, with each presidential weekend. Though it has roughly half the population and a fraction the skyline of Miami or Fort Lauderdale, in Palm Beach County the presence of Donald Trump and...
Numbers are in: 23rd Lake Worth Street Painting Festival was best ever

Numbers are in: 23rd Lake Worth Street Painting Festival was best ever

The popular Lake Worth Street Painting Festival is so much more than about art. It’s about giving back to the community, enriching the city and making it a better place to live. At Tuesday’s City Commission meeting, Maryanne Webber, the festival’s executive director and artistic coordinator, gave a brief presentation on the 23rd annual event held in February...
Name changes for roads near convention center: Welcome to S. Rosemary Ave.

Name changes for roads near convention center: Welcome to S. Rosemary Ave.

The road that runs by the new convention center Hilton to the center garage is up for a name change, to make life less confusing for guests. The road, currently part of Florida Avenue that runs from Okeechobee Boulevard to the garage, is to be renamed South Rosemary Avenue. The city commission is scheduled to vote Monday on the name change, at the request of the Palm Beach County Convention Center...
Commentary: Why Lake Worth church’s ‘Cash Me Inside’ ad was a blunder

Commentary: Why Lake Worth church’s ‘Cash Me Inside’ ad was a blunder

It started as a simple marketing gimmick, the brainchild of a hip millennial who spoke the language of his generation. But then, rather quickly — because that’s how fast things move in the social-media era — the idea turned into something else — a public relations disaster that had a Lake Worth church in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. This past week, Believer&rsquo...
See who’s working to bring live music back to the Bamboo Room

See who’s working to bring live music back to the Bamboo Room

Imagine this: You're in third grade in a foreign country. You've done nothing wrong, but your teacher tells you to stand in front of the class. She asks you to read the cafeteria menu — in English. The twist? You're Haitian. You only speak Creole.  Yep. This happened to a rising Lake Worth star that you should know.  Back then, Maeva Renaud, 34, didn't know that her counselor...
King’s Academy students get thrill of seeing Chinese, U.S. presidents

King’s Academy students get thrill of seeing Chinese, U.S. presidents

King’s Academy freshman Allison Sun has only been in the United States for about a year. She never thought she would see the planes from Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump on the same day. “I think maybe it was the most exciting experience in my life,” said Sun, who is planning to finish her schooling in this country. She was one of about 30 Chinese...
Eye-catching ‘Trump-mobile’ rolls out as China’s Xi visits Palm Beach

Eye-catching ‘Trump-mobile’ rolls out as China’s Xi visits Palm Beach

Crowds gathered by the dozens Friday morning on East Ocean Avenue hoping to get a glimpse of the Chinese president and his wife or their motorcades, but were also intrigued by a car that parked in Plaza Del Mar called the Trump-mobile. Hypoluxo Island resident Karl Lindroos is one of the men behind the vehicle, and said he hopes President Donald Trump will want to drive it one day. He said...
The other Chinese delegation draws record 185,000 people to West Palm

The other Chinese delegation draws record 185,000 people to West Palm

Hundreds of welcomers and protesters lined roadways for the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday but another Chinese delegation to West Palm Beach has quietly drawn tens of thousands. Our Bodies: The Universe Within, a collection of preserved, plasticized Chinese bodies and organs on exhibit at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium has drawn more than 125,000 visitors, plus...
Don Rickles dies: Why he didn’t want to be Mr. Potato Head in Toy Story

Don Rickles dies: Why he didn’t want to be Mr. Potato Head in Toy Story

You may find this hard to believe, but Don Rickles doesn’t think of himself as an insult comic. Anyone who thinks differently is just a hockey puck. “I don’t like to use the word `insult,’ ” says the man once dubbed the Merchant of Venom, speaking by phone from his Los Angeles home. “I’d rather call it putting them on. What I do actually, the best way to describe...
UPDATE: Arrivals of Trump, Xi draw fans, traffic, protests, 5 arrests

UPDATE: Arrivals of Trump, Xi draw fans, traffic, protests, 5 arrests

Pomp, protests, arrests and traffic jams greeted the leaders of the United States and China Thursday in Palm Beach County. As Chinese President Xi Jinpingarrived Thursday afternoon for meetings with President Donald Trump, three people were arrested on obstruction charges when they tried to run into, or in front of, the motorcade bringing Xi from Palm Beach International Airport to the ...
Bill O’Reilly predicted Trump presidency six years ago — at Mar-A-Lago

Bill O’Reilly predicted Trump presidency six years ago — at Mar-A-Lago

Fox News’ controversial and embattled star Bill O’Reilly predicted Donald Trump’s presidency six years ago at Mar-A-Lago — with Trump in the house. It happened at a March 2011 fund-raiser at the Palm Beach mansion and private club, as Trump was mulling a presidential run that he would not make at the time. O’Reilly was a keynote speaker at the charitable event for...
Is West Palm Beach’s new center of cool in the warehouse district?

Is West Palm Beach’s new center of cool in the warehouse district?

“Wouldn’t it be fun to have a coffee shop together?” Danielle Casey remembers floating that idea with best friend Danni Mitchell, whose bond began in high school with a shared name as well as a shared passion for a certain cute ’90s band. And it deepened to the point where they decided they might go into business together. A coffee shop sounded like a good idea - it was the...
Three presidents coming Thursday… and one will be in Lake Worth

Three presidents coming Thursday… and one will be in Lake Worth

Talk about a hat trick: three presidents will be in Palm Beach County today. Perhaps you’ve heard of the first two — President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the swanky Mar-a-Lago to discuss what Trump has said will be “very serious business.” Meanwhile, on the other side of town that’s not as swanky, Guatemala’s President...
Ranking Lantana’s 5 top stories – yes, Chinese president visit is No. 1

Ranking Lantana’s 5 top stories – yes, Chinese president visit is No. 1

Readers, I have to apologize in advance. This column is supposed to be about Boynton Beach, and every week it is, but this week it’s Lantana’s turn in the spotlight. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives today at the Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa in Manalapan, right next to Lantana, and just a few minutes drive north from Boynton. It’s a big deal — locally, nationally and internationally...
Photos and paddleboards featured at cystic fibrosis fundraiser

Photos and paddleboards featured at cystic fibrosis fundraiser

An exhibition tomorrow (Thursday, April 6) at Studio 1698 will showcase works by local photographer Lori Griffith, as well as paddleboards that will be used in the upcoming 2017 Crossing For A Cure paddleboard challenge, where 30 paddle-boarders will cross 50 miles from Bimini back to Florida to raise money and awareness for cystic fibrosis. Join Piper’s Angels and Studio 1608...
Former Gardens salesman finds new calling helping Honduran orphans

Former Gardens salesman finds new calling helping Honduran orphans

Spencer Reece had gone to Honduras to learn Spanish after a crisis at work. Reece, an ex-Palm Beach County resident and acclaimed poet who later became an Episcopal priest, had been working as a chaplain at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut in 2009 when a teenage boy was rushed into the ER late at night. Stabbed 25 times, the boy died at 6 the following morning, another gang-war casualty. Reece had...
UPDATE: Lake Worth church removes ‘Cash me Outside’ billboard

UPDATE: Lake Worth church removes ‘Cash me Outside’ billboard

A billboard put up by a Lake Worth church off Interstate-95 to invite new members that played off the viral and popular phrase used by the “Cash me Outside” teen has been removed, a church member said on Facebook. “We just removed the billboard because (the teen’s father) was offended that we played off of her catchphrase,” David and Sarah Witte, members of ...
What happened to the lost ghost towns of Palm Beach County?

What happened to the lost ghost towns of Palm Beach County?

Did residents lose their itch for Scratchankle? Sour on Azucar? Would Figulus or Tustenegee ever have become as posh as the area’s later name of Palm Beach? RELATED: THE MOVIE GHOST TOWN THAT BECAME HOBE SOUND RELATED: THE GHOST MANSIONS OF PALM BEACH Dozens of tiny towns, settlements really, that once dotted Palm Beach County have disappeared through the years, buried under floods, shattered...
Security increases, tourists visit ahead of Chinese president arrival

Security increases, tourists visit ahead of Chinese president arrival

Chinese students visiting the Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa on April 4, 2017. Photo taken by Alexandra Seltzer Security officials are preparing for the Chinese president’s Thursday arrival at the Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa and have installed barriers along A1A and East Ocean Avenue.
Hey Buddy, can you spare a bassoon?

Hey Buddy, can you spare a bassoon?

Dreyfoos School of the Arts needs three bassoons, two tubas, three euphoniums, four French horns, a flugelhorn, bass clarinet and a five octave marimba.
NEW: Two reasons why $70 million Gulfstream Hotel project is a go

NEW: Two reasons why $70 million Gulfstream Hotel project is a go

The ripple effects of March’s election are still being felt in Lake Worth and, more specifically, the Gulfstream Hotel. This year, Hudson Holdings flirted with the idea of selling the historic hotel after promising to give it a $70 million face-lift. That is no longer the case, according to Steven Michael, Hudson Holdings co-founder. READ: How Vietnam veteran landed ‘dream job’ in...
Five of the closest natural springs to Palm Beach County

Five of the closest natural springs to Palm Beach County

Spring season equals time to hit the natural springs! In Florida, we don’t just have more than 1,000 miles of coastline, but we also have some of the most spectacular natural springs. And lots of them are within driving distance of Palm Beach County. These places are so clear, you can see all the way to the bottom, making it ideal for snorkeling, cave discovery and, of course, GoPro...
Readers respond: Should airline have barred fliers wearing leggings?

Readers respond: Should airline have barred fliers wearing leggings?

Palm Beach Post readers, an exceedingly well-informed group with a variety of opinions, don’t usually come to a consensus, at least not about the stories I write. But in the case of my column about United Airlines’ controversial decision to not allow two young women flying on free employee passes to board their flight wearing leggings, you mostly seem to agree that the issue comes down...

Daughters of American Revolution to accompany vets on Honor Flight

In World War II and the Korean War, women were a real part of the effort on the home front, in the factories, and in some cases, in the theater of combat. Now, for the first time, women will play a large role in a program that honors veterans. Thirty members of Daughters of the American Revolution will serve as escorts for some of the 80 veterans taking part Saturday in the first of four scheduled...
$5,000 reward for information on murder of West Palm Beach man

$5,000 reward for information on murder of West Palm Beach man

A $5,000 reward has been issued for information leading to the arrest of a man killed last week in West Palm Beach. Andre Upperman , 29, was gunned down March 28 in the 1000 block of Grant Street, just west of North Tamarind Avenue. A second man was also shot and was found one street south on State Street, according to police. He was injured and taken to a local hospital....
PBSO: Credit card skimmer found at suburban Lake Worth gas station

PBSO: Credit card skimmer found at suburban Lake Worth gas station

If you used a credit or debit card to pay for gas at the Mobil in the 6000 block of South Jog Road, check your statements. That’s the advice of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office after the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services found a skimmer at one of the pumps. » Download our PostNOW app to get the latest Breaking News The skimmer was found Thursday. The discovery...
Northwood news: Harold’s Coffee Lounge adds beer and wine to its menu

Northwood news: Harold’s Coffee Lounge adds beer and wine to its menu

When you walk inside Harold’s Coffee Lounge in West Palm Beach’s colorful Northwood Village, you are greeted by freshly brewed coffee aroma and local art pieces screaming for attention. The trendy coffee lounge is offering more reasons for locals to swing by, thanks to a brand-new beer and wine license that’s also displayed on their wall. It was issued on March 16. The coffee...
Where Trump fans gather: What you don’t know about Bingham Island

Where Trump fans gather: What you don’t know about Bingham Island

When national news reporters covering Donald Trump started using Bingham Island as their Palm Beach datelines, a lot of local residents thought, “Where the heck is that?” Most of us had never heard the island, where TV networks set up their video villages in view of Mar-a-Lago when the president is in town, called anything but the Southern Boulevard causeway. It’s always...
Want to know more about Florida’s roseate spoonbills?

Want to know more about Florida’s roseate spoonbills?

“Roseate Spoonbills in Florida Bay: A Pink Canary in a Coal Mine” by Dr. Jerry Lorenz: Thursday, April 6, 6-8 p.m. The Palm Beach Zoo, at 1301 Summit Blvd., invites the public to the final Conservation Leadership Lecture Series event of 2017. The evening includes a cocktail hour featuring animal encounters and hors d’oeuvres. Florida Bay expert and state research director for...
FAA to Palm Beach County: let private jets land at Lantana airport

FAA to Palm Beach County: let private jets land at Lantana airport

The 44-year ban on jets at Lantana’s airport is over. The Federal Aviation Administration wrote Palm Beach County this month to say small jets now can land at the airport — the only one in Florida that had formally banned jets — though they’re limited to one of its three runways. The agency “has concluded that permitting jet aircraft operations” on the one runway...
Lantana police charge man with attempted homicide

Lantana police charge man with attempted homicide

A man charged with two counts of attempted murder in Lantana was in court Sunday morning at the Palm Beach County jail. Ecclesiastes Ebenezer Samuels, 19, was booked just before midnight Saturday by Lantana police, charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and one of armed robbery. Jail records indicated Samuels had been charged with two counts of felony murder, but court records show...
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