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Palm Beach Gardens deals with storm debris, impatient residents

Palm Beach Gardens deals with storm debris, impatient residents

Palm Beach Gardens Mayor Maria Marino on Thursday stood in front of a towering pile of debris that was stacked three times taller than her — and that’s not even half of what needs to be hauled out of residents’ lawns. The 25,000 cubic yards of palm fronds, branches and other vegetation is being hauled by a dozen trucks to a massive pile in Mirasol Park, where it will eventually become...
Palm Beach County’s U.S. 1 makeover — big changes in the works

Palm Beach County’s U.S. 1 makeover — big changes in the works

When the United States numbered highway system was established in 1926, U.S. 1 became the main traffic artery from Miami to Maine. Since then, Interstate 95 has replaced the coastal highway as the speedier mode of transportation. Most of the 42-mile roadway in Palm Beach County now features commercial businesses, billboards and plenty of unappetizing stoplights. But from Boca Raton to Tequesta, U...
The Thing to Have: BBQ brisket at Stuart’s Fish & Pig in Stuart

The Thing to Have: BBQ brisket at Stuart’s Fish & Pig in Stuart

The place: Stuart's Fish & Pig, across the street from Martin County Courthouse Why you're there: You’ve decided to experience Martin County’s annual main attraction: The Stuart Airshow. And what’s an air show without some of the best barbecue in South Florida? The thing to have is: A barbecue plate. Opt for the Texas Style Beef Brisket ($14), which is considered their...
Jupiter police chief among 12 finalists for town manager job

Jupiter police chief among 12 finalists for town manager job

Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow is one of the dozen finalists for the Jupiter town manager position. About 60 candidates applied for the job, including former police chief of St. Louis Samuel Dotson, city managers from Florida, Texas, Missouri, Minnesota, California and New Mexico as well as a U.S. Navy senior liaison officer from Vienna, Va. Four other Jupiter residents applied. They did not...
Jupiter property taxes going up in 2018… but by how much?

Jupiter property taxes going up in 2018… but by how much?

A dozen new town employees, about $900,000 in merit raises to town employees and property taxes were the highlights of next year’s budget approved Tuesday night by the Jupiter town council. There was no change to the property tax rate in Jupiter, but a homeowner likely will pay slightly higher property taxes next year because of an increase in property values. A home with an assessed...
NEW: Winning $1 million lotto ticket purchased on Indiantown Road

NEW: Winning $1 million lotto ticket purchased on Indiantown Road

A Jupiter man became the second $1 million Florida Lottery winner from Palm Beach County in a span of 24 hours. Robert Barty, Jr., claimed the prize in the $5 million Gold Rush Doubler scratch-off game. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time lump-sum payment of $745,000. Barty joins West Palm Beach’s Mark Schay, 49, who won $1 million in the lottery’s $10 million Fortune scratch-off...
Why is this Palm Beach Gardens trio cute, naked and on Instagram?

Why is this Palm Beach Gardens trio cute, naked and on Instagram?

Instagram’s naked darling peers obstinately from her coconut bedroom. “Rhea! Come out of there,” says Fabiana Guagliardo. “Si, si. I see you nodding your head at me. But you need to come out of that coconut.” Maybe she wants to wear one of her cute outfits before meeting her public? No, “Rhea the naked birdie,” as the featherless lovebird is known to her thousands...
After Irma: Juno Park reopens Tuesday; More county parks reopening

After Irma: Juno Park reopens Tuesday; More county parks reopening

Juno Park, located on the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway between Donald Ross Road and PGA Boulevard, is scheduled to reopen Tuesday, Sept. 19. The Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department will be reopening nine other parks and facilities for general use the same day. These parks are in addition to the 54 parks and facilities that were previously opened last week following extensive...
Tuesday vote: Will property taxes be going up or down in Jupiter?

Tuesday vote: Will property taxes be going up or down in Jupiter?

Homeowners would pay slightly higher taxes next year if the Jupiter town council approves the proposed property tax rate at Tuesday’s 7 p.m. council meeting. A home with an assessed value of $350,000 and a homestead exemption of $50,000 this year paid a property tax bill of about $739. That same property owner’s bill under the same evaluation next year would be $757. The property tax rate...
Jupiter Mayor Todd Wodraska: Lessons learned from Hurricane Irma

Jupiter Mayor Todd Wodraska: Lessons learned from Hurricane Irma

How did Jupiter handle Hurricane Irma before and after? I reached out to Jupiter Mayor Todd Wodraska, who answered the following questions via e-mail. The shelter at Independence Middle School in Jupiter filled up Saturday and had to turn people away. Any suggestions? We have such a large coastal population, we need to look at building another shelter north of Independence Middle School. I see the...
After Irma: Jupiter residents can donate to help Key West victims

After Irma: Jupiter residents can donate to help Key West victims

Donations are being collected in Jupiter and other locations to help Key West victims of Hurricane Irma. Stand UP Foundation, a non-profit organization together in collaboration with multiple other businesses, groups and individuals, is steering “Conch-Aid to the Keys” Campaign. READ: Staff Writer Barbara Marshall’s story on Hurricane Irma’s impact on Key West Palm Beach and...
Jupiter police send two crews to help out in Marco Island

Jupiter police send two crews to help out in Marco Island

Jupiter police sent 18 officers to help with the relief efforts in Marco Island following damage from Hurricane Irma. READ: Joe Capozzi’s story on Hurricane Irma’s damage to Marco Island The officers left in two groups starting Tuesday, Sept. 12 in a rescue vehicle with hurricane supplies and generators. The first group of 10 officers returned Friday. A second group of eight left Friday...
Trees, traffic lights bear the brunt in Palm Beach Gardens

Trees, traffic lights bear the brunt in Palm Beach Gardens

Smart phones screamed with frequent tornado warnings early Sunday morning, hours before Hurricane Irma’s 91 mph gusts howled against the hurricane shutters and banged on the front door. Trees and power lines started toppling. First, the lights flickered. Then the electricity cut out all together, no match for Irma’s strength. RELATED: Gardens: Please be careful on roads so we can clean...
After Hurricane Irma: Jupiter needs one more shelter, mayor says

After Hurricane Irma: Jupiter needs one more shelter, mayor says

A big sigh of relief came from north county residents after Hurricane Irma headed toward the west coast of Florida. “It looks like we dodged a bullet. But I’m not taking any chances,” said Harold McNiff, who was hauling his 24-foot inboard out from Burt Reynolds Park on Friday. Boaters, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, waterfront restaurants, hotels, drivers, doctors at Jupiter Medical...
Piling on? Gardens man hit with code violation for broken pool fence

Piling on? Gardens man hit with code violation for broken pool fence

When James Luddy returned from Hurricane Irma evacuation to Orlando, there was a code violation notice on his gate. The city issued the notice Wednesday because of broken sections of fence around his pool in the Thurston section of PGA National, he said. The high winds from Hurricane Irma took them out, he said. “I just thought that was really outrageous in the face of a major disaster. You&rsquo...
Jupiter Med Center ER dealt with Irma shutter injuries, anxiety, more

Jupiter Med Center ER dealt with Irma shutter injuries, anxiety, more

Lacerations from hurricane shutters, twisted pelvises, fractured wrists and a non-storm related brain aneurysm were all part of work for physicians at the emergency room at the Jupiter Medical Center during Hurricane Irma. “We didn’t stop. Our physicians and nurses were working during the entire storm,” said Dr. Jeffrey Ingeman, the emergency room medical director. READ: Jupiter...
After Irma: White rhinos have fun in the mud at Lion Country Safari

After Irma: White rhinos have fun in the mud at Lion Country Safari

There were stomps, grunts and whistles of excitement Thursday morning as they waited at the gate. They shuffled their feet and eagerly jostled each other, waiting to be allowed one by one through the passageway that had remained closed before Hurricane Irma blew through Palm Beach County. The 12 southern white rhinos at Lion Country Safari were released from their nighttime enclosure after...
AFTER IRMA: What you need to know in Gardens Thursday

AFTER IRMA: What you need to know in Gardens Thursday

Shops, restaurants, parks and libraries are open in Gardens again, offering a reprieve to people who are still without power or internet at home. Here’s what you need to know Thursday. The Palm Beach County curfew has been lifted. It’s been in effect for varying hours since Saturday afternoon. Some traffic lights are still malfunctioning, so proceed with caution. Downtown at the Gardens...
Hurricane Irma: Here’s what Jupiter needs to know Thursday

Hurricane Irma: Here’s what Jupiter needs to know Thursday

Large baitfish to feed birds, fruits and vegetables, towels, Dawn dish washing soap and water for the staff at Busch Wildlife Sanctuary staff are needed at the animal rescue facility. Volunteers are also needed. Power was restored Thursday morning. The sanctuary, which treats wounded animals brought in by the public, reopened after closing for Hurricane Irma on Saturday. Disaster Relief...
Hurricane Irma: Courts reopen after case, judge selection delays

Hurricane Irma: Courts reopen after case, judge selection delays

Several sentencings in high-profile cases and the selection process to replace two circuit judges have all been postponed by Hurricane Irma, even as business resumed Wednesday at a Palm Beach County satellite courthouse. The north Palm Beach County courthouse in Palm Beach Gardens reopened Wednesday after being closed for a total of four business days because of the storm, whose wide bands reached...
AFTER HURRICANE IRMA: What you need to know in Gardens Wednesday

AFTER HURRICANE IRMA: What you need to know in Gardens Wednesday

Life in the city is slowly returning to normal post-Irma. Many city residents saw their power restored overnight or early this morning, although some people living in unincorporated Palm Beach County north of PGA Boulevard were still without Wednesday afternoon. The Gardens Mall is open during its regular hours. Downtown at the Gardens opened again Wednesday, after a power outage forced it to stay...
Hurricane Irma: Jupiter customers welcome back waterfront camaraderie

Hurricane Irma: Jupiter customers welcome back waterfront camaraderie

Cabin fever was cured on State Road A1A in Jupiter as several restaurants Tuesday opened after being shut down for the weekend by Hurricane Irma. HURRICANE IRMA: Get the latest news and information on the storm “Out on the road, the gas is expensive. In here, the drinks and food are half-priced. This is the place to be,” said Jupiter resident Wade Gamache, 28, a cook who lives in Jupiter...
HURRICANE IRMA: Mobile home parks OK, but plenty of trees down in Gardens

HURRICANE IRMA: Mobile home parks OK, but plenty of trees down in Gardens

Irma tore down siding, patio screens and storm gutters in The Meadows mobile home park on PGA Boulevard, but no serious damage was apparent.  Despite a mandatory evacuation order for mobile home parks, Rick Rodgers stayed put. He lost power for only about an hour, starting at 11:30 p.m., he said, as he worked on a heap of tree debris in his front yard early Monday morning. He and his wife were...
Hurricane Irma: What Jupiter needs to know Tuesday

Hurricane Irma: What Jupiter needs to know Tuesday

Jupiter police warning Suspects with fake identification are posing as Florida Power & Light Co. workers to gain access to homes and commit burglaries. Incidents have been reported in Broward and Palm Beach County FPL begins restoration. Curfew Across Palm Beach County, the curfew is in play from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. until further notice. READ: Curfew Hours shortened Garbage Collection Curbside garbage...
Hurricane Irma: What to do if you find sea turtle nest

Hurricane Irma: What to do if you find sea turtle nest

Waves from Hurricane Irma have exposed sea turtle nests at Dog Beach in Jupiter and many other coastal locations Jupiter resident Taylor English was walking along the beach Monday morning north of the Juno Beach Pier when she found a nest. The white, golf-ball-sized eggs, a few of them broken, were exposed where the waves created a drop-off in the sand. So what should a person do if the find an exposed...
Hurricane Irma: Stored boats exposed when winds rip off walls

Hurricane Irma: Stored boats exposed when winds rip off walls

Winds gusting up to 85 mph during Hurricane Irma tore off the aluminum walls in the three-level boat storage building at the Jupiter Pointe Club & Marina, exposing the boats stored inside the building. “It started about 3 p.m. The panels were getting ripped off through the rest of the day and during the night. It sounded like a freight train,” said property manager Daniel Hoag, who spend...
Hurricane Irma: What Jupiter residents need to know Monday

Hurricane Irma: What Jupiter residents need to know Monday

Traffic lights are down, stores are starting to open and people are finding exposed sea turtle nests of the beach in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. “I was walking by and I saw them. I saw a few more,” said Jupiter resident Taylor English, who was walking on Dog Beach north of the Juno Beach Pier. Nearby, surfers were hauling their boards to the waves. READ: Millions out of power Traffic...
Hurricane Irma: Storm turned Jupiter hotel guests, staff into friends

Hurricane Irma: Storm turned Jupiter hotel guests, staff into friends

Hunkered around the bar Saturday night at Harbourside Place, the crowd cheered when the television weatherman announced Hurricane Irma was skirting around Palm Beach County. Not Jerry Caputo. “I did all the brick work on my house. I poured my heart and soul into it. The water is going to surge to my ceiling. Those people were happy. I just kept quiet,”said the bearded 61-year-old Key West...
Trees down in Gardens, North Palm canal full as Irma marches on [PHOTOS]

Trees down in Gardens, North Palm canal full as Irma marches on [PHOTOS]

Hurricane Irma toppled a tree on two cars in Palm Beach Gardens and filled the main canal in North Palm Beach Sunday afternoon, with the worst winds and more rain still to come. Palm Beach Gardens reported getting calls for five downed trees from 2 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday, the largest outside the Vision One apartment/townhouse complex on Military Trail and Burns Road. Palm Beach Gardens police...

Hurricane Irma: When Jupiter can expect the worst

Tropical force winds in Jupiter are forecast to arrive this morning and last until noon Monday. Our Kimberly Miller reports that Palm Beach County’s location east of Hurricane Irma brings with it tornado watches and warnings. Consider: * Hurricane: Sustained winds at least 74 miles per hour * Tropical storm: Sustained winds at least 39 miles per hour * It’s not safe to go outside in a...
Juno Beach enforcing today’s 3 p.m. curfew

Juno Beach enforcing today’s 3 p.m. curfew

  Juno Beach is enforcing  today’s 3 p.m. curfew. Palm Beach County officials said they imposed a 3 p.m. curfew on Saturday to protect residents from criminals who might want to use Hurricane Irma to their advantage. » Hurricane Irma: Get the latest news and info on the storm  “It is to protect Palm Beach County from looters and other individuals,” County...
Hurricane Irma: What will Florida’s Turnpike be like on the way back?

Hurricane Irma: What will Florida’s Turnpike be like on the way back?

It was around Hour 5 of the Irma Refugee Crisis when I started to worry about hallucinations. Ahead of me was an endless caravan of vehicles stretching north on Florida’s Turnpike, their red taillights glowing like a string of Christmas decorations in the dark. In the rear view mirror, my bleary eyes and pallid face resembled something out of a zombie apocalypse movie. Was this ever going to...
Where to put the 40,000 registered boats in Palm Beach County?

Where to put the 40,000 registered boats in Palm Beach County?

Easing his 24-foot outboard from his trailer into the Intracoastal Waterway on Tuesday afternoon at Waterway Park, Gary Sather said he already had a boating plan for Hurricane Irma. “I got a nice strong garage in Hobe Sound where I keep this baby. I’m not worried,” said Sather, heading south to head out the Palm Beach Inlet for a day of fishing on the Atlantic Ocean. Many of the...
Jupiter top cop Frank Kitzerow applies to be town manager

Jupiter top cop Frank Kitzerow applies to be town manager

Frank Kitzerow Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow is one of 58 applicants to become the town manager of Jupiter. Kitzerow, who has been Jupiter police chief since 2005, supervises a department of about 116 sworn officers and is paid about $147,000 annually. List of Jupiter Town Manager candidates The annual Jupiter police budget is about $20 million. Jupiter, with about...
Paddle with the current — BOTH WAYS — with Club Scrub

Paddle with the current — BOTH WAYS — with Club Scrub

Club Scrub’s Endless Summer River Paddle & Rocking Jupiter Sandbar Party is planned for Saturday, Sept. 16. The Guided Paddle Adventure is  from Jonathan Dickinson State Park down the NW Fork of the Loxahatchee River to the Club Scrub  Jupiter Sandbar Party (about 5-miles). Paddle down the Loxahatchee River to our Floating Refreshment Stops, relax then paddle...
You’ll be able to check out Jupiter’s ‘new’ Riverbend Park in November

You’ll be able to check out Jupiter’s ‘new’ Riverbend Park in November

A new kayak launching stand, outdoor public pavilion, parking lot and observation areas will greet visitors at the expected Nov. 4 ribbon-cutting of Riverbend/Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park — but that’s not what has visitors excited. “Public toilets and drinking water. That’s what people are looking forward to,” said Steven Bergkamp, referring to the facilities that...
Errand Bunnies: Born and raised in Jupiter

Errand Bunnies: Born and raised in Jupiter

If you live in Jupiter, you’ve probably seen those bright pink Chevrolet Sparks with “Errand Bunnies” written on the sides driving through town. It all started when two young Jupiter women had an idea… Read the full story in The Palm Beach Post.    
Jupiter’s Errand Bunnies: Day-to-day tasks for you… in hot pink Chevys

Jupiter’s Errand Bunnies: Day-to-day tasks for you… in hot pink Chevys

For $29.99 an hour, the owners of Errand Bunnies say they will simplify your life. Lifelong pals since fifth grade at Jerry Thomas Elementary School, Eugenia Gonzalez and Lexi Stuart opened their Jupiter service business on July 17. The co-owners do everything from their bright pink Chevrolet Sparks — answer the phone, water plants, food shop, pick up medicine, shop for clothes, collect...
How a strange quest for vengeance became a business for Gardens woman

How a strange quest for vengeance became a business for Gardens woman

Jeannine Tilford straps on an orange lighted vest, adjusts her headlamp and slathers on bug spray as dusk turns to dark. She’s ready to go on the prowl to hunt and catch toxic toads in a Delray Beach neighborhood. The Palm Beach Gardens woman slings one of her white nets over her shoulder and carries another in her gloved hand, ready to swoop in for any of the Bufo toads that catch her...
Juno, Frenchman’s Creek Beach Club’s hostility hits a boiling point

Juno, Frenchman’s Creek Beach Club’s hostility hits a boiling point

A Palm Beach Gardens community with an oceanfront beach club a few miles away is suing Juno Beach in a contentious disagreement that dates back to 1987 but heated up again recently. The latest twist: Frenchman’s Creek Beach Club alleges that town officials, influenced by a “fear campaign” of vocal Juno residents, withheld permits and zoning that would allow Frenchman’s to rebuild...
North Palm Beach residents form human chain to find missing dog

North Palm Beach residents form human chain to find missing dog

Nahko, a male year-and-a-half old Australian sheepdog who weighs about 35 pounds, was last seen Saturday in Lake Park (Photos contributed) LAKE PARK – Several local residents gathered this morning in Kelsey Park to form a human chain to help find Nahko, a missing Australian sheepdog last seen running south of Park Avenue on U.S. 1. A reward is offered. Anyone with...
Lake Park: We want to join the U.S. 1 renaissance

Lake Park: We want to join the U.S. 1 renaissance

A parking garage could be built near Lake Park Marina (Photo/Bill DiPaolo) LAKE PARK — With new condos and businesses popping up along U.S. 1 in north county, tiny Lake Park wants to bring in mixed-use projects to join in the revival. Public workshop planned Thursday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. at town hall. Read the full story in the Palm Beach Post.
Public workshop today on reviving U.S. 1 corridor in Lake Park

Public workshop today on reviving U.S. 1 corridor in Lake Park

Reviving the U.S. 1 corridor in Lake Park, now the home of low-slung businesses built 50 years ago, is the subject of a public workshop today at town hall at 6 p.m. “Bringing back the U.S. 1 corridor will be the rising tide to revive the rest of the community,” said John D’Agostino, town manager of the 8,700-resident community straddling U.S. 1 south of North Palm Beach...
Old Panama Hattie’s property on PGA warned: 30 days to clean it up

Old Panama Hattie’s property on PGA warned: 30 days to clean it up

A tattered construction fence blowing in the wind exposes high grass and dirt where a popular restaurant had stood at the east gateway to Palm Beach Gardens. Palm Beach County Aug. 14 issued code violations for the roughly 8-acre parcel on the corner of PGA Boulevard and Ellison Wilson Road. The unincorporated property, the former site of Panama Hattie’s, a tiki restaurant and rum bar, is surrounded...
Nouman Raja, accused of shooting Corey Jones, sues home insurer

Nouman Raja, accused of shooting Corey Jones, sues home insurer

A former Palm Beach Gardens police officer, charged with manslaughter in connection with the 2015 shooting death of Corey Jones, is suing his insurer over its refusal to pay for $48,000 in water damage to his home west of Boynton Beach. In the lawsuit filed this month in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, Nouman Raja claims Prepared Insurance Co. breached its contract when it refused to pay for the...
What Palm Beach County city made list of nation’s top sunrise spots?

What Palm Beach County city made list of nation’s top sunrise spots?

Hey, we didn’t need a national list to tell us that Palm Beach County is a great place to see a sunrise. At the Palm Beach Post, we take sensational sunrise photos nearly every day. RELATED: Our gallery of 52 spectacular sunrise photos in Palm Beach County But it was nice to see that Juno Beach was ranked No. 8 on the Top 10 spots to view a sunrise on the East Coast by the online web site Next...
Gardens Mall event raises about $15,000 for Loggerhead Center

Gardens Mall event raises about $15,000 for Loggerhead Center

(Left to right) Michael Brown, winner of this year’s Juno Beach Pier Photo Contest, Loggerhead mascot Fletch and Loggerhead President and CEO Jack Lighton at Aug. 19 event (Photos contributed) More than $15,000 was raised Aug. 19 for the Loggerhead Marinelife Center at the The Gardens Mall event attended by about 4,000 people. Events for children and families included...
Jupiter struts its stuff to attract a new town manager

Jupiter struts its stuff to attract a new town manager

“Pristine beaches, unmatched recreational offerings, stunning scenic vistas, a high quality of life,” reads the national advertisement seeking a new town manager in Jupiter. About 50 candidates from across the country sent in their resumes, seeking the position that Andy Lukasik vacated. Read the full story in The Palm Beach Post.  
Love Street in Jupiter: Sept. 7 is the final vote

Love Street in Jupiter: Sept. 7 is the final vote

Wearing red shirts, opponents have attended town council meetings and said the plan will bring too much traffic and pollution to Jupiter’s Inlet Village. Finally — after three years of revisions, lawsuits and public hearings — the Love Street plan to build an outdoor marketplace on the Jupiter Inlet is scheduled for a final vote before the town council...
Veterinary heart center opens in Jupiter

Veterinary heart center opens in Jupiter

Dogs are big in Jupiter. That’s why the North American Veterinary Heart Center, a new state-of-the-art veterinary center off Center Street, opened recently on Center Street. Read the full story in The Palm Beach Post.    
Close to 50 apply for Jupiter’s town manager position

Close to 50 apply for Jupiter’s town manager position

About 50 candidates from around the country have applied to be Jupiter’s new town manager. The Jupiter council on May 10 agreed to pay $18,500 to Keller, Texas-based Strategic Government Resources to find applicants. Additional expenses are not to exceed $8,500, according to the agreement. “Florida typically attracts many candidates. It’s a desirable place to live,” said Doug...
Why Jupiter was picked for new state-of-the-art veterinary hospital

Why Jupiter was picked for new state-of-the-art veterinary hospital

Giovanni Di Stadio was unable to find a cure for his pet dog, but the Jupiter resident’s search led to the opening of the North American Veterinary Heart Center, a veterinary hospital that he says provides state-of-the-art care for dogs and cats. Di Stadio, an interior designer, lost his Shih Tzu Bella about five years ago to heart failure. During his search for care, he met Dr. Augusta Pelosi...
Yes or no? Love Street final vote is next week in Jupiter

Yes or no? Love Street final vote is next week in Jupiter

Finally — after three years of revisions, lawsuits and public hearings — the Love Street proposal to build an outdoor marketplace on the Jupiter Inlet is scheduled for a final vote before the town council Thursday, Sept. 7. “We’re not building lots of structures and cement,” developer Charles Modica has told The Palm Beach Post. “We are preserving the beach. We...
Did you know these 23 celebrities lived in the Jupiter area?

Did you know these 23 celebrities lived in the Jupiter area?

Palm Beach County has its share of famous people who have called it home. Here’s the first of a series, Who Are The Celebrities In Your Neighborhood, starting with Jupiter and its ritzier neighbors Jupiter Island and Jupiter Inlet Beach Colony, and the people who live there, lived there or were born there. Burt Reynolds:Jupiter’s favorite son has been all over the area, including...
Child flown to hospital after shark bite in Martin County

Child flown to hospital after shark bite in Martin County

A young child was flown to St. Mary’s Medical Center Sunday afternoon after being bitten by a shark at Bathtub Reef Beach in Stuart, authorities said. The incident was classified as a pediatric trauma alert, Martin County Fire Rescue Bureau Chief Dan Harshburger said. Crews were dispatched at about 1:19 p.m. Bathtub Reef Beach will be closed for the remainder of the day, according to a tweet...
This Gardens restaurant is one of Venus Williams’ favorites

This Gardens restaurant is one of Venus Williams’ favorites

Christopher Slawson, owner of Christopher’s Kitchen in Palm Beach Gardens. (Palm Beach Post file photo) When Venus Williams isn’t competing at Wimbledon or trotting the globe, she’s relishing the hot dining scene in her adopted hometown of Palm Beach Gardens. Read the full interview here.  The tennis star and BallenIsles resident gave a shout out to the popular...
Saturday is National Dog Day: Adoption fees dropped in Jupiter

Saturday is National Dog Day: Adoption fees dropped in Jupiter

In honor of Saturday, Aug. 26 being National Dog Day, Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch in Jupiter will lower adult dog adoption fees normally at $150 to $75. READ: Florida one of top dog states. Puppy adoption fees normally $300 inclusive of all vaccinations will be offered at $200. In addition, kitten and cat adoption fees normally $75 will be only $25 on Saturday, Aug. 26...
Some like, some hate: Mixed reviews for FDOT plan at Northlake & Beeline

Some like, some hate: Mixed reviews for FDOT plan at Northlake & Beeline

A flyover is off the table at Northlake and Beeline Highway for now, but residents of Steeplechase are worried about the alternative. WATCH: VIDEO How traffic will flow at Northlake and Beeline after changes Instead, the department plans to build a connector road through a triangular property between Northlake and Beeline to eliminate the need for left-turns at the intersection. PGA National residents...
New Dunkin’s replacing old Wendy’s in Tequesta

New Dunkin’s replacing old Wendy’s in Tequesta

Remodeling has started inside the former Wendy’s restaurant to make it a Dunkin’ Donuts in Tequesta (Photo/Bill DiPaolo) TEQUESTA — Remodeling has started to bring a new Dunkin’ Donuts to replace the former Wendy’s restaurant in Tequesta’s Countyline Plaza. Muffins and coffee — plans call for a drive-through window — should start...
Steady rain in Jupiter, expect more this weekend

Steady rain in Jupiter, expect more this weekend

Expect more rain this afternoon in Jupiter and throughout Palm Beach County (Photo/Bill DiPaolo) Steady rains here over the Jupiter Inlet on Friday afternoon, more rain in Palm Beach County expected for the weekend. Read Kim Miller’s latest weather update Hurricane Harvey could send South Florida gas prices soaring National Weather Service on Hurricane Harvey
Wear your best hat to Wednesday’s tea party

Wear your best hat to Wednesday’s tea party

Leslie Streeter Palm Beach Post staff writer Leslie Streeter is the guest speaker Wednesday, Aug. 30 for the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Council for their Annual Tea. Those attending are asked to wear their best best tea dress and hat. Tea, light bites and desserts will be served. For information, call 561-746-7111 or go to pbnchamber.com...
Development pushes 40-year Palm Beach Gardens horse farm out

Development pushes 40-year Palm Beach Gardens horse farm out

Greg and Jane Schrein’s dozen or so horses don’t seem to mind the countless construction trucks that rumble by as they graze in the field off Hood Road where horses have roamed for 40 years. RELATED: Gardens approves 515 homes in Alton and new road, traffic signal But those trucks heading to Kolter Homes’ Alton development mean the horses — plus the Schreins and...
Calling artists for 2018 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival

Calling artists for 2018 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival

Artist Anthony Gargiulo, Stuart touches up a concrete sandhill crane sculpture at The 32nd Annual Artigras Fine Arts Festival held at Abacoa in Jupiter. (Melanie Bell / The Palm Beach Post) The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce is accepting artists’ applications online for the 2018 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival scheduled for February 17-19, 2018 in Jupiter...
Loud crowd greets U.S. Rep. Brian Mast in Jupiter

Loud crowd greets U.S. Rep. Brian Mast in Jupiter

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast answers question at Jupiter’s Community Center (Photo/Allen Eyestone) Amid cheers, boos and interruptions from the crowd of about 200, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast fielded questions Thursday afternoon for almost three hours in Jupiter on issues from President Donald Trump to Lake Okeechobee restoration. One of the loudest moments came when a questioner referred to Trump...
Health advisory lifted at Carlin Park, but dog-surfing event still off

Health advisory lifted at Carlin Park, but dog-surfing event still off

The weather and high bacteria in county beaches have postponed the ribbon cutting at Burt Reynolds West Park and the Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic at Carlin Park. The Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic was expected to draw up to 3,000 people Saturday to Jupiter, has been postponed because of the recent health advisory issued by the Florida Department of Health. No makeup date has been set. The health advisory posted...
U.S. Rep. Brian Mast in Jupiter: ‘Trump is doing an outstanding job’

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast in Jupiter: ‘Trump is doing an outstanding job’

Amid cheers, boos and interruptions from the crowd of about 200, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast fielded questions Thursday afternoon for almost three hours in Jupiter on issues from President Donald Trump to Lake Okeechobee restoration. One of the loudest moments came when a questioner referred to Trump as a “liar and egomaniac.” Mast, R-Palm City, defended Trump, saying, “The president is...
3 places with ‘Old Florida’ vibes lost to growth in Palm Beach Gardens

3 places with ‘Old Florida’ vibes lost to growth in Palm Beach Gardens

Remnants of “Old Florida” — a carefree atmosphere surrounded by undisturbed nature — are hard to come by in Palm Beach County. Three spots in or near Palm Beach Gardens held onto that vibe for as long as they could. Since 2014, the owners have either sold to development or been displaced by it. BONNETTE HUNT CLUB 5309 Hood Road What made it special: When Bing Crosby wasn&rsquo...
Special Olympics gives rousing sendoff for 2,000-mile ‘Dream Ride’

Special Olympics gives rousing sendoff for 2,000-mile ‘Dream Ride’

Cheered on by supporters from Special Olympics waving hand-painted signs, about 20 motorcyclists and driver s of rare cars rolled out of PGA National on Saturday for a 2,000-mile journey to Farmington, Conn. RELATED: Caravan from Florida to Connecticut celebrates Special Olympians This is the 17th year for The Dream Ride Experience, which celebrates Special Olympics athletes and raises...
Flashback: When Tim Tebow’s name, photo first ran in Palm Beach Post

Flashback: When Tim Tebow’s name, photo first ran in Palm Beach Post

Tebowmania is getting a reprise Friday when college football legend turned minor league baseball legend Tim Tebow returns to Roger Dean Stadium when his St. Lucie Mets play the Palm Beach Cardinals. It got us thinking: When was the first time Tebow’s name appeared in The Palm Beach Post? It wasn’t front-page news, that’s for sure. On January 15, 2005, his name was in a box on page...
Wrists bands – and more stuff you didn’t know – about Juno Beach Pier

Wrists bands – and more stuff you didn’t know – about Juno Beach Pier

The Juno Beach Pier is a great spot to fish, watch rocket launches, take photos, enjoy sunsets/sunrises, attend church services, get married, watch sea turtles and bring a brown-bag lunch. (Photo/Bill DiPaolo) Fishermen and sightseers to the Juno Beach Fishing Pier might be wondering: What’s up with the wrist bands? And the music? It’s all part of making the...
Local family reunited with missing cat after 10 years: ‘There’s no way!’

Local family reunited with missing cat after 10 years: ‘There’s no way!’

For the last decade, Fifi has been on a mysterious journey, one that ended mere miles from where it began. But it is a journey that will likely remain unknown. RELATED: Forty kittens flown from West Palm to Long Island Because Fifi is a cat. And even if he could talk, he might not tell you anyway. All you need to know is that he — and yes, Fifi is a “he,” which is another story &mdash...
FDOT’s 3 interchange proposals for Gardens: Who likes it, who doesn’t

FDOT’s 3 interchange proposals for Gardens: Who likes it, who doesn’t

Trying to catch up with massive construction and deal with future growth in Palm Beach Gardens, traffic engineers say they have a 20-year plan for Interstate 95 and a central-west intersection. Florida Department of Transportation officials explained it Thursday at Palm Beach Gardens City Hall. They talked about the upcoming projects at Central, Northlake and PGA Boulevards and at the intersection...
US Rep. Brian Mast to hold town meeting in Jupiter

US Rep. Brian Mast to hold town meeting in Jupiter

Freshman U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, who has drawn fire from Democrats and others for voting to replace the Affordable Care Act, plans a town hall event Thursday at the Jupiter Community Center from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Mast, (R-Palm City) lost his legs and suffered other injuries from a bomb blast while serving with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. The meeting is free and open to the public. Reservations are suggested...
Why are balloons banned at 11 Palm Beach County beaches?

Why are balloons banned at 11 Palm Beach County beaches?

Birthday parties at county beaches aren’t banned, but you better not be celebrating with balloons — or you’ll pay a hefty price. Starting Friday, Sept. 1, balloons are illegal at 11 Palm Beach County beachfront parks in an effort to protect beach wildlife, specifically sea turtles. The penalty is stiff: A fine up to $500 and up to 60 days in jail for a balloon ban violator, according...
U.S. Rep. Brian Mast to hold town hall meeting in Jupiter

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast to hold town hall meeting in Jupiter

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast (R-Palm City) plans a town hall meeting on Thursday in Jupiter The Jupiter Community Center, 200 Military Trail, is the site for a town hall meeting Thursday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. with U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, (R-Palm City). The meeting is free and open to the public. Reservations are suggested. To make a reservation or for information, go to ...
No more balloons at PBC parks starting Sept. 1 to protect sealife

No more balloons at PBC parks starting Sept. 1 to protect sealife

Sea turtles often wind up mistaking plastic for food and choking on them. Starting Sept. 1, balloons are illegal at Palm Beach County beachfront parks. “Sea turtles think they are jellyfish. Plastic in the ocean is a big issue. We want to protect native wild life and preserve the environment,” said Jennifer Cirillo, Palm Beach County assistant director of parks and recreation...
Bon Jovi fans can help out Perry J. Cohen Foundation

Bon Jovi fans can help out Perry J. Cohen Foundation

The Perry J. Cohen Foundation is auctioning off an acoustic guitar autographed by rock n’ roller Jon Bon Jovi. The foundation was established in Perry’s name to promote the arts, environmental and marine preservation, teenage entrepreneurship and boating safety. The Perry J. Cohen Wetlands Laboratory will include native plants, educational information...
Jupiter baseball fans: Tim Tebow coming here this weekend

Jupiter baseball fans: Tim Tebow coming here this weekend

Former University of Florida and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow Tim Tebow and the St. Lucie Mets are playing this weekend at Roger Dean Stadium. Orange and blue number 15 Tebow T-shirts were more common than hot dogs as dozens of fans lined up along first base for a pre-game autograph the last time Tebow played in Jupiter in July. Fans waited in four lines each about 60 deep to get into...
Opening: Hey Jupiter, Subculture Coffee is moving in this fall

Opening: Hey Jupiter, Subculture Coffee is moving in this fall

There was a vacant space at Harbourside Place in Jupiter. But not anymore. Subculture Coffee, the hipster hangout that recently expanded to a quaint, 1300 square ft space in Delray Beach in July and is already a staple in West Palm Beach,  is now expanding to North County.  According to Harbourside Place’s management office, the opening is in its beginning...

Riviera police investigating shooting of 16-year-old boy

A 16-year-old boy was taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after he was shot in Riviera Beach, a city spokeswoman said. Riviera Beach police are attempting to determine if the boy was shot by another person or if the wound was self-inflicted. The teenager sustained non-life threatening injuries. The shooting took place in the 1300 block of West 34th Street. Check back for more details.
BREAKING: Health department issues advisory for four county beaches

BREAKING: Health department issues advisory for four county beaches

A health advisory has been posted at four Palm Beach County beaches that have shown elevated levels of bacteria in the water, state health officials said. Jupiter Beach Park, Carlin Park, Palm Beach and Lake Worth Beach all showed bacterial levels greater than 71 colonies per 100 milliliters of marine water, putting those beaches in the “poor” category. Water quality is divided into poor...
UPDATE: Dock complete at restaurant partly owned by Michael Jordan

UPDATE: Dock complete at restaurant partly owned by Michael Jordan

The boat docks and the red and black 1000 NORTH sign with the Jupiter Lighthouse logo are in place at the waterfront restaurant partly owned by former NBA superstar Michael Jordan. A winter opening is planned for the waterfront restaurant on the Loxahatchee River, just north of Burt Reynolds Park on U.S. 1. The 326-foot-long dock, which is eight feet wide, will open to the public for docking up to...
Cloud cover doesn’t dampen spirits of Jupiter eclipse fans

Cloud cover doesn’t dampen spirits of Jupiter eclipse fans

Cloud cover made Monday’s the eclipse tough to see at Juno Beach Pier, but dozens showed up (Photo/Bill DiPaolo) Sharing eclipse safety glasses, grilling chicken and generally just having a blast at the waterfront, several hundred lunar watchers gathered at DuBois Park on Monday afternoon for the rare celestial event. Read full coverage in The Palm Beach Post. “It’s...
Jupiter bank robbed; suspect sought

Jupiter bank robbed; suspect sought

Photo of bank robber (Jupiter police) The Jupiter Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance to identify an individual responsible for an attempted  bank robbery that occurred at 6735 West Indiantown Rd. (Wells Fargo Bank) around 12:55 p.m. on Monday. The suspect entered the bank and approached the bank teller, implied that he had a weapon, and demanded money from...
What are the seven best cities for hipsters in Palm Beach County?

What are the seven best cities for hipsters in Palm Beach County?

On the surface, Palm Beach County, with its tony island dwellers and western horse set, doesn’t automatically come to mind as a haven for hipsters, the authenticity-conscious connoisseurs of carefully curated experiences. But there are corners of the county providing places to eat, drink and do stuff with a youthful, iconoclastic flavor. The words “curated” and “artisanal&rdquo...
Turtle lovers and shoppers meet at The Gardens Mall

Turtle lovers and shoppers meet at The Gardens Mall

Hundreds of sea turtle lovers and shoppers gathered Saturday at The Gardens Mall to learn about and contribute to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center to help sea turtles. The free event was from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Grand Court of the mall. Some merchants donated a portion of their sales on Saturday to LMC. Marian is a sea turtle patient at Loggerhead Marinelife Center    ...
The best spots to watch the solar eclipse in Palm Beach County

The best spots to watch the solar eclipse in Palm Beach County

Across Palm Beach County, museums, libraries and outdoor venues will be the main viewing spots for solar eclipse fans Monday. In Jupiter, how to build a pin-hole projector to watch the eclipse, obtain protective sunglasses and watch from the waterfront — free and open to the public — are planned for the mega celestial event. Jupiter resident Josh Smith bought about 50 protective...
Making a pin-hole projector for eclipse – Learn how in Lake Park

Making a pin-hole projector for eclipse – Learn how in Lake Park

Want to learn how to safely watch the eclipse through safety glasses? Or how to build a pin-hole projector? That’s the subject of a Saturday, Aug. 19  gathering at 1 p.m. at the Lake Park Library, 529 Park Avenue, said Lake Park Librarian Judie Cooper. READ: 1918 solar eclipse — what was Palm Beach County like then? On Monday starting at 1 p.m. an eclipse...
Lawsuit against Jupiter police chief settled

Lawsuit against Jupiter police chief settled

Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow A lawsuit filed against Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow, who owed about $1,600 in homeowner association fees, has been settled, according to Palm Beach County Court records. Read the full story in The Palm Beach Post
Jupiter top cop settles lawsuit over $1,600 in unpaid HOA fees

Jupiter top cop settles lawsuit over $1,600 in unpaid HOA fees

A lawsuit filed against Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow, who owed about $1,600 in homeowner association fees, has been settled, according to Palm Beach County Court records. The homeowner’s association lawsuit against Kitzerow also asked for attorney, accrued interest and other fees. That brings the total Kitzerow was told to pay to about $2,300, according to the lawsuit filed April 19....
Michele Jacobs is no longer director of marketing at The Gardens Mall

Michele Jacobs is no longer director of marketing at The Gardens Mall

Michele Jacobs (File Photo) Michele Jacobs is no longer listed as the corporate director of marketing at The Gardens Mall on the mall’s website. Read a profile of Jacobs published in 2014 in The Palm Beach Post. Jacobs in 2007 joined The Forbes Company, which owns the mall on PGA Boulevard. Jacobs’ job was to oversee functions related to the company’s portfolio...
Civil War icons: Honored relics or trouble makers?

Civil War icons: Honored relics or trouble makers?

Shaun Mosier of Loxahatchee says will keep displaying his two Confederate flags — along with his American flag — on his pickup truck. “I’m not doing it to taunt anyone,” he emphasized. “The Confederate flag is a part of of our history. We should honor it,” said Mosier, 31, a Loxahatchee tow truck operator who with his wife Taylor helped...
Taunting or tribute? Locally, Civil War symbols confuse, stir emotions

Taunting or tribute? Locally, Civil War symbols confuse, stir emotions

Shaun Mosier of Loxahatcheesays he will keep displaying his two Confederate flags — along with his American flag — on his pickup truck. Mosier said he isn’t budging despite the flames of the long-running debate over Confederate symbols fanned again from the weekend tragedy in Charlottesville, Va., and President Donald Trump’s combative news conference Tuesday. “I&rsquo...
Neighbors of Egret Landing fire seek help for Jupiter victims

Neighbors of Egret Landing fire seek help for Jupiter victims

Neighbors are seeking to help the the Egret Landing family that lost their home and belongings in a fire in Jupiter Monday night. Crews were called to the 400 block of Otter Lane North in Egret Landing, just east of Interstate-95 and north of Donald Ross Road, to a house fire at 6:28 p.m. The family of three adults and two children were already outside of the home while...
Outhouse out, new bathroom in at Jupiter’s Sawfish Bay Park

Outhouse out, new bathroom in at Jupiter’s Sawfish Bay Park

Current portable bathroom at Sawfish Bay Park (Photo/Bill DiPaolo) Good news for fishermen, lunchtime brown baggers and kayakers at Sawfish Bay Park: A new, bigger — and cleaner — bathroom is on the way. The council approved spending up to $60,000 to build a bathroom at the north end of the town’s waterfront park. The current portable bathroom is next to...
Video: The new walkway under US 1 at Jupiter’s Burt Reynolds Park

Video: The new walkway under US 1 at Jupiter’s Burt Reynolds Park

This lighted walkway allows boaters and their passengers to walk underneath U.S. 1 to get to and from the east and west sides of Burt Reynolds Park in Jupiter. Before, they had to tote their coolers and equipment across busy U.S. 1, which was often dangerous. (Photo/Bill DiPaolo) Here’s good news for boaters in north County: Burt Reynolds Park West...
Tough day for lionfish Sunday in Juno Beach

Tough day for lionfish Sunday in Juno Beach

Nancy Pham Ho holds two lionfish during the Second Annual Lionfish Festival at Loggerhead Marinelife Center on Sunday, Aug. 13. (Loggerhead Marinelife Center)   About 150 people attended Sunday’s second Lionfish Festival at Loggerhead Marinelife Center. The LMC event included lionfish cooking lessons and tastings, live music and a beer garden. See the full story...
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