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Gardens gallery is showing pop art sought by celebrities [PHOTOS]

Gardens gallery is showing pop art sought by celebrities [PHOTOS]

A bright, blingy display of modern pop art fashionable with celebrities is on display at the Onessimo Fine Art Gallery this month. Paris Hilton, Gloria Estefan and Lil’ Kim have commissioned works from Kfir Moyal, a Miami-based artist who embellishes famous faces with Swarovski crystals, according to a news release.  Queen Elizabeth and J.K. Rowling have owned the work of ...
Trendy luxury waterfront housing heads upstream from Jupiter to Stuart

Trendy luxury waterfront housing heads upstream from Jupiter to Stuart

Booming high-end residential waterfront development in Jupiter is starting to make its way up the coast to Stuart. Construction is expected to begin early next year on Seminole Bluff, a four-story complex with 20 condominiums starting at about $900,000 each on the St. Lucie River. JUPITER READERS: Sign up for the weekly Jupiter newsletter Twenty more condos, with about 4,300 square feet of retail...
NEW: Russian yacht docks in port; Will Putin friend pay Trump a visit?

NEW: Russian yacht docks in port; Will Putin friend pay Trump a visit?

Days before President Trump flies into town for Thanksgiving, one of the world’s most expensive yachts, owned by Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, sailed into the Port of Palm Beach Friday afternoon. The 533-foot Eclipse, valued at $400 million to $500 million, comes equipped with a pool, helipad, submarine and room for a crew of 92, according to marine websites. It made its way past The...
NEW: Jupiter’s new town manager is from southeast Texas town

NEW: Jupiter’s new town manager is from southeast Texas town

Matt Benoit, city manager of Huntsville, Texas, was tentatively named as the new town manager for Jupiter on Thursday night. The Jupiter town council voted unanimously to negotiate a salary and benefit package with Benoit, 43, a native of Denver. If an agreement is reached, that will come back to the Jupiter town council for a final vote. JUPITER READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly newsletter...
Parents persuade college to postpone closing beloved Gardens school

Parents persuade college to postpone closing beloved Gardens school

Palm Beach State College has put on hold plans to shutter a preschool it operates for more than 80 children near its Palm Beach Gardens campus. The pause came in response to concerns raised by dozens of parents at a trustee meeting in Boca Raton on Tuesday. RELATED: Guy Harvey to headline college’s STEAM lunch in West Palm Beach Earlier this month, college President Ava Parker notified parents...
Jupiter picks new town manager pending salary agreement

Jupiter picks new town manager pending salary agreement

Matt Benoit, city manager of Huntsville, Texas was tentatively named as the new town manager for Jupiter on Thursday night. The Jupiter town council voted unanimously to negotiate a salary and benefit package with Benoit, 43, a native of Denver. If an agreement is reached, that will come back to the Jupiter town council for a final vote. Jupiter’s former town manager Andy Lukasik’s ...
Out with the carpet! An Abacoa original restaurant gets total makeover

Out with the carpet! An Abacoa original restaurant gets total makeover

With a new name and a $300,000 renovation, Abacoa’s oldest restaurant plans a grand re-opening Friday. “We are buying into the growth of the local business community,” said Dennis Witkowski, a Wellington resident who has operated JJ Muggs Stadium Grill — its new moniker will be Stadium Grill — since 2001. Carpets are out and wood floors are in at the two-story restaurant/bar...
Have you seen this artist’s big ‘toys’ all over Palm Beach Gardens?

Have you seen this artist’s big ‘toys’ all over Palm Beach Gardens?

Mark Fuller was at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens one day when he struck up a conversation with a stranger. “The person said, ‘What do you do?’ “I said, ‘I do public art.’ “‘Where?’” the stranger asked. “‘That one right there,’” Fuller said, pointing to his giant sculpture of a record player turntable at the...
Collapsed sewer main causes manhole overflow in Gardens

Collapsed sewer main causes manhole overflow in Gardens

A collapsed sewer main caused a manhole at the south entrance of the South Florida Blood Bank to overflow Tuesday, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection reported. A backup on Sun Terrace Court in the Lake Catherine subdivision caused overflows at Northlake and MacArthur Boulevards, according to the notice. The affected area is near the softball fields just south of Howell L. Watkins Middle...
‘Saturday Night Fever’ at 40: Remember Palm Beach County’s discos, boogie nights?

‘Saturday Night Fever’ at 40: Remember Palm Beach County’s discos, boogie nights?

— “Night Fever,” The Bee Gees It was a riotous explosion of slinky dance rhythms and propulsive beats, accompanied by some of the most singular fashion horrors ever inflicted on the American public in the latter half of the 20th century. Forty years ago, we were all swept up in disco fever. We boogied. We hustled. We got down. We wore silk shirts, flared pants, stacked shoes...
NEW: Gardens church raises $61,000 to replace organ fried by burglars

NEW: Gardens church raises $61,000 to replace organ fried by burglars

A year after it was struck by vandals, an LGBT church in Palm Beach Gardens has replaced its organ. RELATED: LGBT church hopes to raise $61K by Easter after vandals damaged organ A person or people who tried to break into the church and steal copper wiring in Sept. 2016 triggered a power surge that ruined the organ, Rev. Lea Brown said in February. She saw it as a simple burglary rather than a hate...
Watch dogs surf off Jupiter on Nov. 26 

Watch dogs surf off Jupiter on Nov. 26 

The Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic,  the dog surfing event that was postponed in August, is planned for Sunday, Nov. 26 at Jupiter’s Carlin Park. The event is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. Pet photos, including pets with Santa Claus, are planned. A Bark and Brunch is scheduled.  The dog surfing is between 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. For information on The Hang 20 Surf...
Court hearing Friday for man accused of killing two Jupiter paramedics

Court hearing Friday for man accused of killing two Jupiter paramedics

  Genero De La Cruz Ajqui, the driver of a car Jupiter police say hit and killed two paramedics on Indiantown Road on June 1, is scheduled for a status check hearing on Friday morning in Palm Beach County circuit court. Ajqui, of Southwest Drive in Jupiter, was the driver of the Chrysler Sebring that killed Lahiri Garcia, 51, and Paul Besaw, 36, according to Jupiter police. Dawn Besaw...
College staff to reconsider closing beloved Gardens school

College staff to reconsider closing beloved Gardens school

Palm Beach State College trustees directed President Ava Parker and her staff to reconsider the decision to shutter a school the college operates across from its Palm Beach Gardens campus. About 30 parents packed a board meeting Tuesday evening to urge the trustees to keep open the Center for Early Learning on RCA Boulevard next to a Palm Beach Gardens fire station. The center has about 80 preschool-aged...
U.S. Supreme Court takes second Fane Lozman case against Riviera Beach

U.S. Supreme Court takes second Fane Lozman case against Riviera Beach

In what U.S. Supreme Court watchers say may be a first, longtime Riviera Beach critic Fane Lozman on Monday learned he will get the chance to air another grievance against the city before the nation’s highest court. Justices agreed to decide Lozman’s claims that the city retaliated against him by having him arrested him for exercising his First Amendment rights. Oral arguments are expected...
PHOTOS: PGA National opens renovated Palmer Course

PHOTOS: PGA National opens renovated Palmer Course

A revamped Arnold Palmer-designed golf course at PGA National Resort & Spa is open for play again. PGA National celebrated the reopening Friday morning. The Palmer is one of the resort’s five courses and is mostly used by tourists. It’s the Champion Course that hosts the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic every February.   The Arnold Palmer Design Company advised PGA National on...
Final two: Thursday is decision day to choose new Jupiter town manager

Final two: Thursday is decision day to choose new Jupiter town manager

After starting with about 60 applicants from around the nation, the Jupiter town council is scheduled to select a new town manager on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center. The two finalists are: - Matt Benoit, city manager, Huntsville, Texas. - David Buckingham, city manager, Morro Bay, Calif. JUPITER READERS: Sign up for the weekly Jupiter newsletter Many Jupiter residents may be wondering...
Scott stops in Riviera, talks up money for veterans in budget proposal

Scott stops in Riviera, talks up money for veterans in budget proposal

Florida Gov. Rick Scott touted his proposed state budget for 2018 as a boon to military veterans during a post-Veterans Day stop in Riviera Beach Monday morning. The governor’s proposed budget — which the Legislature usually considers but is under no obligation to use when it creates the state’s annual spending plan — includes $178 million for programs and initiatives aimed...
Waiving permit fees in Jupiter expected to speed up Irma repairs

Waiving permit fees in Jupiter expected to speed up Irma repairs

Permit fees in Jupiter have been waived for up to six months to rebuild or repair houses and businesses damaged by Hurricane Irma. The waiving of fees is expected to speed up the review process. READ: Full coverage of Hurricane Irma in Palm Beach Post The initial estimate from Jupiter officials in damage to the town from Hurricane Irma is about $3 million. READ: Jupiter icons buckled up for Hurricane...
Jupiter police get millions more for public safety, fighting crime

Jupiter police get millions more for public safety, fighting crime

Sixteen new police cars, more than 100 body cameras, an inflatable patrol boat, four more police officers, protective vests and a $3 million boost in the annual budget are recent additions to the town’s police department. “We have to be prepared for upcoming challenges. We have been good stewards of taxpayers’ dollars,” said Police Chief Frank Kitzerow on Tuesday night when...
Uber driver accused of raping Jupiter woman is granted bail

Uber driver accused of raping Jupiter woman is granted bail

An Uber driver accused of raping a Jupiter woman this summer has been granted bail, making possible his release from jail, as his attorneys continue to investigate a prior rape allegation that the alleged victim made in New York against another man. Court records show that Circuit Judge Krista Marx granted a bond request for Gary Kitchings, 58, who has been held at the Palm Beach County jail without...
Meditation seminar to benefit Buddhist temple  in Jupiter Farms 

Meditation seminar to benefit Buddhist temple  in Jupiter Farms 

“Meditation & Mindfullness: Healing Medicine for an Abundant Life” is the title of an event planned at the First Unitarian Universalist Church at 635 Prosperity Farms Rd. on Saturday, Nov. 11 in North Palm from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  The event benefits the Paldem Sherab Pema Ling, a Buddhist meditation retreat center in Jupiter Farms.  The requested donation for admission is $20. A...
Jupiter drivers: Avoid Indiantown Road at Alt. A1A this weekend

Jupiter drivers: Avoid Indiantown Road at Alt. A1A this weekend

  Traffic on Indiantown Road in both directions is scheduled to close this weekend just west of Alt. A1A in Jupiter. Repairs are scheduled to be made on the Florida East Coast Railway tracks. Traffic is scheduled to be closed from Saturday at 7 a.m. until Tuesday at 6 a.m. See map below for alternate routes.
Here’s how your 4-course dinner can help sick kids feel better

Here’s how your 4-course dinner can help sick kids feel better

It turns out your Monday night dinner can go a long way in helping a North Palm Beach teen get more goodies in the hands of hospitalized children. Brio Tuscan Grille at The Gardens Mall is hosting a dinner 6 to 9 p.m. Monday for Kayla Cares 4 Kids. The dinner is $100 a person, with $50 going to the charity. The $50 is tax-deductible. Dinner includes a 4-course meal paired with wines.  Kayla Cares...
Young diabetics get freedom, thanks to new pump at Nicklaus Outpatient

Young diabetics get freedom, thanks to new pump at Nicklaus Outpatient

Two golf pros joined a Jupiter teen with diabetes celebrating the new freedom he has thanks to an “artificial pancreas” — an insulin pump that adjusts itself. RELATED: Golfer Michelle McGann is on a mission: ‘I want to help every Type 1 diabetic that I can’ Colton Smith, 16, is among the first patients at Nicklaus Children’s Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center...
NEW: Ethics Commission rules on officials’ role in Love Street plan

NEW: Ethics Commission rules on officials’ role in Love Street plan

Two Jupiter planning and zoning commission members, accused by the town of potential conflict of interest in voting on an amendment to the approved Love Street plan, have been cleared by the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics. The investigation was prompted by a July 11 memo from Town Attorney Tom Baird to commission members Cheryl Schneider, MB Hague and Brett Leone. The Love...
NEW: Gardens man faced Soviet jets on top-secret missions in Korea

NEW: Gardens man faced Soviet jets on top-secret missions in Korea

Walter McCarthy flew six top-secret reconnaissance missions over Asia in a single-seat fighter plane with no weapons, but he wasn’t allowed to talk about it for more than 40 years — not even to his wife. The Korea veteran had to keep his stories of derring-do in Russia, North Korea and China to himself until the missions were declassified in 1998. He had never seen most of the pictures...
Tesla showroom coming to Gardens Mall, but first… some ground rules

Tesla showroom coming to Gardens Mall, but first… some ground rules

Tesla’s plans to open a showroom at The Gardens Mall are advancing at full speed. PALM BEACH GARDENS READERS: Be in the know with our weekly Gardens newsletter. Sign up now! Similar to how Amazon revolutionized internet shopping, Tesla is re-imagining how people buy cars, said Jennifer Morton, a planner working for the mall and the Elon Musk-founded company. RELATED: Time for a makeover? The...
Green markets are open for season, check this guide for the best near you

Green markets are open for season, check this guide for the best near you

What’s not to love about green market season? The markets provide fresh produce from area farms, artisanal goods, local plants, baked goods, gourmet foods and much more. Plus it’s a great time to just get outside and enjoy South Florida’s fall season. Here’s info on some of our favorites around the county. Opens: Oct. 7, 2017 through April 24, 2018Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p...
Learn about Spanish shipwrecks on Saturday near Jupiter 

Learn about Spanish shipwrecks on Saturday near Jupiter 

Famous Spanish shipwrecks is planned to be the topic for a discussion on on Saturday, Nov. 11th at 10 a.m at Loxahatchee River Battlefield/Riverbend Park west of Jupiter. The event, sponsored by The Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationists, is free and open to the public. Margaret Weller and her husband Bob "Frogfoot" Weller plan to talk about their adventures diving on some of the...

Mark your calendars: Here’s your holiday parties in Gardens area

Plan your holiday themed events in Palm Beach Gardens early. Here’s a list of fun events for families to put in your calendar. GARDENS MALL: Santa’s dance party at The Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd., starts 6 p.m. Nov. 17 with a DJ, jugglers and stilt walkers. Santa Claus’s dancing elves will accompany him into the mall for his grand entrance at 6:30 p.m. The North Pole crew will mingle...
NEW: Eve Van Engel, of ‘Paws 2 Help’ low-cost animal clinic, dies at 76

NEW: Eve Van Engel, of ‘Paws 2 Help’ low-cost animal clinic, dies at 76

Eve Van Engel, the driving force behind the Paws 2 Help nonprofit veterinary clinics, has died, her son confirmed Wednesday. She died Sunday at 76 at her home in suburban West Palm Beach, Lee Van Engel said. “It was unexpected,” he said. He said the family is waiting to learn a cause of death. Paws 2 Help, founded in 1995, serves as a vet of last resort to thousands of needy pet owners...
Guy Harvey to headline college’s STEAM lunch in West Palm Beach 

Guy Harvey to headline college’s STEAM lunch in West Palm Beach 

Artist and marine conservationist Guy Harvey will be the keynote speaker for the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s lunch focused on science, technology, arts and math, the college announced last week. Harvey grew up fishing and diving with his father along the south coast of Jamaica. He earned a doctoral degree in fisheries biology and taught for a short time before quitting to focus on...
Members line up at restaurant partly owned by Michael Jordan in Jupiter

Members line up at restaurant partly owned by Michael Jordan in Jupiter

Hoping to join the private club at 1000 NORTH, the new waterfront restaurant partly owned by NBA star Michael Jordan?  Better hustle.  The 200 memberships -- the fee to join the invitation only private club is $3,500 and the annual dues are $3,500 -- are expected to be filled very soon. The two-story restaurant of the Loxahatchee River just north of Burt Reynolds Park is scheduled to open...
Upscale pontoon boats, with bars and TVs, getting popular in Jupiter

Upscale pontoon boats, with bars and TVs, getting popular in Jupiter

Pontoon boats — those flat-decked vessels used for everything from dancing to fishing to water sliding into the Intracoastal Waterway — are becoming more popular. “Pontoons fit more passengers than regular boats. They are affordable for more people. They are more comfortable. They have more shade. They sip gas,” said Bret Beach, owner of Beach Water Sports, a company that rents...
Court orders Riviera Beach respond to demand for public info on firing city manager

Court orders Riviera Beach respond to demand for public info on firing city manager

A circuit court judge Tuesday gave the City of Riviera Beach 24 hours to respond to a request for documents that Councilman Terence Davis said spell out the reasons for City Manager Jonathan Evans’ firing in September. In response to legal action by Riviera resident Tradrick McCoy, Judge Peter Blanc at 4:25 p.m. ordered the city to respond to McCoy’s public information demand...
Anti-bullying seminar planned in Jupiter 

Anti-bullying seminar planned in Jupiter 

Registration is open for an anti-bullying seminar for children 7 years and older in Jupiter. The seminar is free on Friday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jupiter Community Center. Called “Done With Bullying,” the seminar will help prepare children to understand the effects of bullying, how and where bullying happens, verbal strategies to use when bullied, how and whom to report bullying...
PLAY BALL! Here’s St. Louis Cards 2018 spring training schedule at Jupiter’s Roger Dean

PLAY BALL! Here’s St. Louis Cards 2018 spring training schedule at Jupiter’s Roger Dean

The 2017 Worlds Champion Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox are among the teams that will play the St. Louis Cardinals during this year’s spring training season that starts Feb. 23 at Roger Dean Stadium in Abacoa. Individual spring training tickets go on sale Saturday, January 13, at 10 a.m., excluding tickets for the March 2 game vs. Boston. Those tickets go on sale Saturday, January 27 at 10...
Stuart roofer wins $8 million in Florida Lottery

Stuart roofer wins $8 million in Florida Lottery

Stuart resident Miguel Mendoza, a 23-year-old roofer, won $8.45 million in Florida Lottery’s $10,000 A Week For Life scratch-off game. Mendoza, who has five brothers and a sister, opted to get his payment as a lump sum of $8.45 million, according to a Florida Lottery news release. He told lottery officials he doesn’t plan to change his lifestyle much. “Nah, I’ll...
What a Gardens professor is doing to save reefs — and why they matter

What a Gardens professor is doing to save reefs — and why they matter

The countless critters that dwell in the shallow waters around the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse got three new mini-apartments to call home recently, thanks to Palm Beach State College Professor Jessica Miles and her crew. They went to work just before dawn, preparing to dive 12 feet to the sea floor, where they bolted down three, 20-pound structures made to mimic coral reefs. They’re participating...
On Indiantown Road: What would a new $13 million building be used for?

On Indiantown Road: What would a new $13 million building be used for?

Demolishing a single-story vacant building on Indiantown Road at Commerce Way and replacing it with a self-storage building with 700 units is up for consideration at the Nov. 14 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. The Ellison Graphics 21,000 square-foot building is on the south side of Indiantown Road across from the Jupiter Medical Center Urgent Care Clinic.  The proposal...
Indiantown Road to be closed at Alternate A1A this weekend

Indiantown Road to be closed at Alternate A1A this weekend

Traffic on Indiantown Road in both directions is scheduled to close this weekend just west of Alt. A1A in Jupiter. Repairs are scheduled to be made on the Florida East Coast Railway tracks. Traffic is scheduled to be closed from Saturday at 7 a.m. until Tuesday at 6 a.m. See map below for alternate routes.  
Why some public meetings go past 11 p.m…. and then on and on and on

Why some public meetings go past 11 p.m…. and then on and on and on

The man who lightly snored just after 1 a.m. at an October weeknight meeting in Wellington drew little attention from the dozens who remained in the village’s council chambers. As three controversial proposals were brought before Wellington’s Planning, Zoning and Adjustment Board, its members pushed and plodded through hour after hour of presentations, discussions and public comments &mdash...
What prompted ex-Gardens mayor to go on 7 1/2-minute rant at meeting?

What prompted ex-Gardens mayor to go on 7 1/2-minute rant at meeting?

Voters stung by talk of a spring training baseball stadium in their backyard raced to approve term limits three years ago, but a contentious debate over how long elected officials should be allowed to serve rages on. RELATED: Gardens residents tell Council to leave term limits alone Eric Jablin, a former mayor and 26-year councilman ousted by term limits this year, gave a supporters of the original...
Yearlong, $3 million U.S. 1 redesign project in Tequesta starts Monday

Yearlong, $3 million U.S. 1 redesign project in Tequesta starts Monday

A year-long construction project to make a safer U.S. 1 in the village starts Monday, and whether or not the $3 million plan is worthwhile depends on who you ask. “It’s going to hurt my business. A year is a long time,” said Ken Rosenthal, who for seven years has operated Rinaldi’s Deli of Tequesta, located on the east side of the 1-mile stretch of U.S. 1 where...
These events will honor veterans in northern Palm Beach County

These events will honor veterans in northern Palm Beach County

Here are a few events around northern Palm Beach County where you can learn from and honor veterans.  The college, 3160 PGA Blvd., will host a Freedom Fit Fest Nov. 9. Meet at the amphitheater.  The Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test will be offered from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. There will be Qi Gong Tai Chi at 1:30 p.m. A 2.2-mile run/walk will start at 2:30 p.m. It’s to...
NEW: Jupiter Medical Center’s new CEO is Long Island native

NEW: Jupiter Medical Center’s new CEO is Long Island native

Donald McKenna, a Long Island native who started his medical career at Palm Beach Medical Center, has been named president and chief executive officer of Jupiter Medical Center, the largest employer in the town. McKenna, 52, is president and of St. Mary’s Health Care System in Athens, Ga., the home of the University of Georgia, since 2008. The nonprofit health care system includes three hospitals...
Here’s why you should take a safe boating class this weekend

Here’s why you should take a safe boating class this weekend

Palm Beach Power Squadron is offering its once-a-month safe boating course this weekend, and it’s free for teens whose parents come along with them. The class is this weekend at the squadron’s headquarters, 1125 Old Dixie Highway, a half-mile south of Northlake Boulevard, in Lake Park. The class is 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday with a break for lunch. Students will learn about knowing the...
What’s new around Palm Beach Gardens? An update from the mayor

What’s new around Palm Beach Gardens? An update from the mayor

With kids’ homework, sports practices and the frenetic pace of life, it can be a challenge to keep up with what’s going on in the city. RELATED: 5 next big things for Palm Beach Gardens Mayor Maria Marino hosted a coffee and conversation at City Hall last Thursday and gave a rundown of the latest around the Gardens. RELATED: Gardens expanding athletic fields, renovating buildings with...
Poinciana tree photo is a contest winner for Gardens resident

Poinciana tree photo is a contest winner for Gardens resident

Marilyn Samwick takes pictures for her own enjoyment. If other people like them, too, that’s a bonus. RELATED: It’s a blur: Carousel photo catches judges’ eye in Gardens contest The Garden Oaks resident was delighted when her photo of the blooming poinciana trees earned “Best in Show” in this year’s Palm Beach Gardens resident photo contest. She snapped the shot...
How you can make 125,000 meals for children in Haiti and Puerto Rico

How you can make 125,000 meals for children in Haiti and Puerto Rico

Making 125,000 meals in five hours requires a lot of manpower, and about 100 more volunteers are needed to pack food for hungry children in Haiti and Puerto Rico on Saturday. Two-hour shifts start 8:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and School, 3395 Burns Road. The last shift starts at 11:30 a.m. The church is working with Temple Judea in Palm Beach Gardens to make the meals. Registration...
Water damage nightmare lives on for Gardens condo residents

Water damage nightmare lives on for Gardens condo residents

When the San Matera luxury condo community settled a lawsuit with builder Kolter’s insurers over shoddy construction, the board president was optimistic relief would come for both soggy, frustrated residents and their leaky buildings. That hasn’t happened yet for Rick and Anita Riggs, who have mold growing in the garage and a spongy laminate wood floor in the guest bedroom of the three-bedroom...
POST TIME: Was Augustus Oswald Lang a Third Seminole War soldier?

POST TIME: Was Augustus Oswald Lang a Third Seminole War soldier?

L.J. Parker, archivist at the Lake Park Historical Society and a frequent contributor to Post Time, wrote this summer in the society’s newsletter about Augustus Oswald Lang, the mysterious hermit who’s possibly the first white resident of what’s now Palm Beach County. We’ve written that the then-30-year-old German immigrant had moved from Fort Pierce at the start...
NEW: Jupiter surfer, 13, rescues tossed boater from Jupiter Inlet

NEW: Jupiter surfer, 13, rescues tossed boater from Jupiter Inlet

A 13-year-old Jupiter surfer rescued a boater Friday in the Jupiter Inlet, well known to locals as a dangerous waterway. The video taken of Sam Ruskin, an eighth-grader at Independence Middle School, went viral. Taken by a drone, the video shows Ruskin swimming out to the struggling man, placing him stomach-down on his surf board and pushing him to the south side of the inlet. “He could have...
Attention boaters: Water under U.S. 1 bridge in North Palm is now open

Attention boaters: Water under U.S. 1 bridge in North Palm is now open

Now that crews have removed a 90,000-pound slab of concrete from the C-17 Canal, the waterway is again open to boaters, the South Florida Water Management District announced Monday. A chunk of the sidewalk and concrete wall along the southbound side of the U.S. 1 bridge just north of Northlake Boulevard collapsed about 9:30 a.m. Oct. 18. The sidewalks on both sides of the bridge and the canal, locally...
This popular jewelry store is opening at The Gardens Mall

This popular jewelry store is opening at The Gardens Mall

Alex and Ani, the eco-conscious jewelry and accessories company, will celebrate its opening at The Gardens Mall  6 to 9 p.m. Friday with a dessert crepe station, celebrity blogger appearance and giveaways. The store will give 15 percent of proceeds to Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County to rebuild homes affected by storms.  The ribbon-cutting is at 6 p.m. There will be a meet-and-greet...
Why are sea turtle nests producing record numbers in Jupiter?

Why are sea turtle nests producing record numbers in Jupiter?

Sea turtle nesting season ends Tuesday, and it’s been a record-setting eight months on north county beaches. “This is our best year to date since monitoring programs began,” said Dr. Justin Perrault, associate director of research at Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach. “This shows that conservation efforts that were underway 20-30 years ago are now paying off.&rdquo...
Outdoor marketplace opens Sunday at Jupiter’s El Sol

Outdoor marketplace opens Sunday at Jupiter’s El Sol

The Jupiter Farmers Market opens Sunday at the El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center. The outdoor market plans to open every Sunday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the center at the southwest corner of Indiantown Road and Military Trail, next to Jupiter Town Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. Dogs on a leash are welcome. The event is planned rain or shine and parking is free. Opening for its second...
SEE: Gardens golfer, 10, gets her shot against PGA pros, Jimmy Fallon

SEE: Gardens golfer, 10, gets her shot against PGA pros, Jimmy Fallon

Madison Moman, 10, has graced magazines and golf courses with the stars of the sport, but she was still a little nervous when she took the stage of a national television show last month. The fifth grade student at Timber Trace Elementary School in Palm Beach Gardens appeared on the Sept. 28 episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The late night host surprised her and two other young golfers...
SPECIAL REPORT: Riviera leaders big on credit cards, cars, hotels

SPECIAL REPORT: Riviera leaders big on credit cards, cars, hotels

While Riviera Beach struggles with poverty, mold-infested city buildings, deteriorated water systems and administrative chaos, council members and the mayor have indulged in domestic and international conferences, luxury hotels, record-high car allowances and extensive credit card spending. Among the destinations: China. Spain. Haiti. The Bahamas. Little Rock, Ark. Nashville. Dallas. Pittsburgh. They&rsquo...
NEW: U.S. 1 bridge in North Palm closing for repairs this weekend

NEW: U.S. 1 bridge in North Palm closing for repairs this weekend

Construction crews will shut down the partially collapsed U.S. 1 bridge just north of Northlake Boulevard this weekend to remove what’s left of the sidewalks and railings. RELATED: No quick solutions after partial collapse of North Palm Beach bridge The closure will start 8 p.m. today. The contractor plans to open the bridge by 6 a.m. Monday, according to the Florida Department of Transportation...
Turning a Gardens SWAT vehicle to help with hurricane rescues

Turning a Gardens SWAT vehicle to help with hurricane rescues

During Hurricane Irma, Palm Beach Gardens police converted a 20,000-pound tank they normally use to approach bad guys into a roving rescue vehicle. RELATED: Take a tour: Gardens Police unveil $3 million tactical training center The police department bought the SWAT vehicle with about $180,000 in money seized from drug crimes a few years ago to safely approach armed suspects or other dangerous situations...
Soup’s on: 5 best soups, stews in Palm Beach County

Soup’s on: 5 best soups, stews in Palm Beach County

Here are five of our favorites: As golden-crusted, dense and oozy as an onion soup ought to be, this creature comfort is one of several hot soups offered at the Jupiter bistro. $6.95. You come here for the range of killer dogs, but then you try the chili and it becomes a go-to favorite. Add the works (cheese, onions, scallions) for a quarter. A cup is $3.75, bowl $4.75. A cup, however, will suffice...
Gardens gets serious about trolley helping PGA Boulevard mess

Gardens gets serious about trolley helping PGA Boulevard mess

As Palm Beach Gardens keeps adding residents, along with the rest of South Florida, more drivers are hitting the road. Something has to give. RELATED: PGA Boulevard train station will be at center of Gardens redevelopment Planners know they can’t keep adding lanes to the roads — eventually, they’ll run out of room — nor do they want to. It’s not an efficient use of space...
Happy National Pumpkin Day: Best pumpkin patches to visit in Palm Beach County

Happy National Pumpkin Day: Best pumpkin patches to visit in Palm Beach County

Today is the day to celebrate the orange orb, the pumpkin. Happy National Pumpkin Day. Picking out the perfect pumpkin for carving or for your favorite Halloween decoration is lots of fun. Here in Palm Beach County we have lots of pumpkin patches for you and the kiddies to stroll through to find the perfect one.  Bedner’s goes all out for fall! The market is open year round, but they break...
Millions saw this Gardens woman get hit, but she still got the shot

Millions saw this Gardens woman get hit, but she still got the shot

Seconds before University of Michigan junior Samii Stoloff got bulldozed by a 200-pound running back on the sideline of Saturday’s football game against Penn State, she got the shot that any photographer would envy. The Palm Beach Gardens native and A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts digital media graduate is used to being behind the camera lens capturing the on-field action. But she ended...
200-year-old sword from the Seminole War found in Jupiter Farms pond

200-year-old sword from the Seminole War found in Jupiter Farms pond

When a Jupiter Farms resident found a three-foot-long iron sword in a dried-up pond on her property, she had no idea she’d discovered a piece of Seminole War-era history. The sword was likely used in the Battle of Loxahatchee almost 200 years ago, experts said. The resident anonymously turned the sword over to the Loxahatchee River Preservationists, a local group of volunteers that...
Open meeting today on future of US 1

Open meeting today on future of US 1

About a dozen residents today, Wednesday,  visited a public meeting at the Jupiter Community Center on the future of U.S. 1 through north county?  A final presentation is planned for today at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.  The meetings are an opportunity to give opinions of the roadway that was established in 1926 from Miami north to Maine.  Transportation...
Jupiter residents quiz experts on new US 1 bridge

Jupiter residents quiz experts on new US 1 bridge

Shutting down the U.S. 1 bridge for about a year or keeping the span over the Loxahatchee River open during the three -four years of construction was one of the main topics of a meeting Tuesday night about the proposed $120 million project. “They should bite the bullet and shut it down. The work will be done faster. People will get used to it,” said Dan McAvoy, a resident of...
Jupiter residents quiz experts about proposed U.S. 1 bridge

Jupiter residents quiz experts about proposed U.S. 1 bridge

Shutting down the U.S. 1 bridge for about a year or keeping the span over the Loxahatchee River open during the three -four years of construction was one of the main topics of a meeting Tuesday night about the proposed $120 million project. “They should bite the bullet and shut it down. The work will be done faster. People will get used to it,” said Dan McAvoy, a resident of Jupiter Harbour...
How a Gardens girl landed on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show with star athletes

How a Gardens girl landed on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show with star athletes

Madison Moman has already hit four hole-in-ones, mingled with big names in pro golf and appeared on national television, all by the age of 10. The fifth grade student at Timber Trace Elementary School in Palm Beach Gardens appeared on the Sept. 28 episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The late night host surprised her and two other young golfers with a visit from PGA Pros Jason Day and Jordan...
Let’s meet for coffee? Here's your chance to chat with Gardens mayor

Let’s meet for coffee? Here's your chance to chat with Gardens mayor

Do you have traffic complaints? Questions about the city? Just want to get to know your neighbors and elected officials better? Mayor Maria Marino will host a time for coffee and conversation 9 a.m. Thursday in the City Hall lobby, 10500 North Military Trail. The City Council chooses the mayor and vice mayor from among its members.  Voters elected Marino to fill the seat vacated by former mayor...
What is a Pink Flamingo, and how can it help someone fighting cancer?

What is a Pink Flamingo, and how can it help someone fighting cancer?

A ladies night out or a round of drinks after work can help women in the fight of their lives. Vic & Angelo’s in Palm Beach Gardens and Delray Beach will donate 50 percent of the profit from their specialty Pink Flamingo Martini to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer through November 10. The Office in Delray Beach is also participating, according to a news release. Making Strides Against Breast...
Experts want your ideas on the future of U.S. 1 in north county

Experts want your ideas on the future of U.S. 1 in north county

Want a say on the future of U.S. 1 through north county? Here’s your chance. Public meetings with state and local transportation officials are planned Tuesday and Wednesday in Juno Beach and Jupiter. The meetings are an opportunity to give opinions of the roadway that was established in 1926 from Miami north to Maine. “U.S. 1 runs through the heart of the county’s downtowns. Reviving...
Jupiter’s Riverbend Park reopening: Two things people are excited about

Jupiter’s Riverbend Park reopening: Two things people are excited about

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 them excited. “Public toilets and drinking water. That’s what people are looking forward to,” said Steven Bergkamp, referring to the facilities that...
UPDATE: Riviera cops looking for Dodge Charger in fatal shooting

UPDATE: Riviera cops looking for Dodge Charger in fatal shooting

A unidentified 23-year-old man was killed and his girlfriend injured in a shooting at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the 2600 block of West 28th Street, according to a spokeswoman for Riviera Beach police. Police are still searching for the man who jumped out of a dark-colored Dodge Charger and shot the 23-year-old when the man took cover in another vehicle parked in front of 2635 West 28th Street, said...
PGA Boulevard train station will be at center of Gardens redevelopment

PGA Boulevard train station will be at center of Gardens redevelopment

A new Tri-Rail station on PGA Boulevard is at the center of future redevelopment projects and could be the remedy to commuters sitting in bottlenecks on I-95. Residents hunched over maps and sketched out their ideas for the future station at a workshop hosted by the city and Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council Thursday night at City Hall. Midtown resident Jimmy Collamore said the station could...
Eat at Five Guys today and aid Puerto Rico hurricane relief

Eat at Five Guys today and aid Puerto Rico hurricane relief

There’s a really good reason to eat at a Five Guys restaurant Saturday. The franchise is hosting a fundraiser all day and hopes to raise at least $20,000 to give to the YMCA in Puerto Rico for hurricane relief. Newk’s Eatery in Palm Beach Gardens is also involved.  The Five Guys locations in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Broward counties are all participating.  Thirty...
Why all the traffic congestion at Dwyer High? And what’s being done?

Why all the traffic congestion at Dwyer High? And what’s being done?

Residents are fed up with the traffic mess that flourishes every morning in front of Dwyer High. They say it’s ripe for a wreck - a scenario that could also endanger students who cluster nearby waiting for buses. The stacking at Dwyer creates blind spots where drivers are traveling the posted 45 mph, he said. Bus stops near Grandiflora and Military make traffic control more complicated. The...
Commuters beware: PGA Boulevard drawbridge gate is malfunctioning

Commuters beware: PGA Boulevard drawbridge gate is malfunctioning

A malfunctioning gate on the PGA Boulevard Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway caused traffic headaches in the city this afternoon. The Florida Department of Transportation received an alert of a problem with the gate at 1:12 p.m. Friday. The issue caused delays for boat and vehicle traffic. A repair crew is at the bridge troubleshooting, FDOT said. A few miles to the south, lanes remain closed...
Planning commissioner quits, citing GL Homes plan, other development

Planning commissioner quits, citing GL Homes plan, other development

A member of the Palm Beach County Planning Commission has resigned, citing frustration with large-scale development projects that have been recommended by the commission. Domenic R. Guarnagia’s resignation comes two months before the Planning Commission takes up a controversial development proposal from GL Homes, which wants the county to change the rules of its Agricultural Reserve so GL can...
Will $120 million bridge construction hurt Jupiter, Tequesta business?

Will $120 million bridge construction hurt Jupiter, Tequesta business?

Good news for north county boaters, motorists, pedestrians and bicycle riders: A new $120 million drawbridge is planned over the Loxahatchee River just north of Burt Reynolds Park. Boaters will have a higher bridge to pass under. Motorists won’t have to stop as often to wait for the draw bridge to open and close. Bicycle riders will have seven-foot wide lanes. Pedestrians get eight-foot-wide...
NEW: Luxury $700,000 townhouses planned on Jupiter’s waterfront

NEW: Luxury $700,000 townhouses planned on Jupiter’s waterfront

More waterfront development — this time 33 townhouses walking distance to DuBois Park — has been proposed in Jupiter. “The townhouses are close to restaurants, the beach and recreational amenities. The buildings have front porches. We’re building a nice, quaint, walkable community,” said Troy Holloway, a planner for the project to be called Inlet Waters. The 2,000-square-foot...
UPDATE: Boating, driving restricted after U.S. 1 bridge collapse

UPDATE: Boating, driving restricted after U.S. 1 bridge collapse

Boat passage is closed and vehicle traffic reduced for an indefinite period following Wednesday morning’s collapse of a sidewalk and railing on a North Palm Beach bridge just north of Northlake Boulevard. A piece on concrete weighing about 90,000 pounds fell from the bridge into the canal just south of Frigate’s Waterfront Bar & Grill and north of an IHOP. The piece of concrete remains...
Breast cancer survivor opens welcoming boutique in North Palm

Breast cancer survivor opens welcoming boutique in North Palm

Kelley Light was a 38-year-old mother of young children when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and underwent a double mastectomy. RELATED: Here’s why those pink ribbons went up on PGA Boulevard trees this week She’s been a physical therapist for 20 years, and wanted to put her personal and professional experiences to work fighting breast cancer. So, with the encouragement of...
Here’s why those pink ribbons went up on PGA Boulevard trees this week

Here’s why those pink ribbons went up on PGA Boulevard trees this week

Those pink ribbons tied to about a dozen trees outside shops and offices on western PGA Boulevard are meant to let women affected by breast cancer know their options. RELATED: What Olivia Newton-John told us about fighting breast cancer Dr. David Lickstein and Lisa, his wife, got permission from the city to attach the large, pink ribbons made of parachute material to the trees clustered around his...
Freedom Rider recounts activism, Woolworth sit-in for Gardens students

Freedom Rider recounts activism, Woolworth sit-in for Gardens students

A Southern woman whose role in the civil rights movement landed her on the Ku Klux Klan’s most wanted list before she graduated college spoke to students Wednesday at The Weiss School. RELATED: White nationalist’s speech at UF has students angry, wary, curious Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, who is white, was a student at Tougaloo College, a small, historically black college in Mississippi...
No quick solutions after partial collapse of North Palm Beach bridge

No quick solutions after partial collapse of North Palm Beach bridge

Two failing cables caused a chunk of a busy U.S. 1 bridge just north of Northlake Boulevard to plunge into the canal beneath it Wednesday morning, according to North Palm Beach officials. A section of sidewalk and railing on the southbound side of the U.S. 1 bridge over the C-17 Canal collapsed just after 9 a.m. Wednesday. The canal is known locally as the Earman River. The bridge is just south of...
Jupiter cops to get body cameras linked to Tasers; links to guns next

Jupiter cops to get body cameras linked to Tasers; links to guns next

Body cameras for the town’s police officers were approved unanimously by the town council Tuesday night. “Cameras increase officer safety. And cameras increase transparency and the accountability of our officers,” Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow told the council before the vote to approve the wallet-sized devices. Officers should be wearing them sometime in December...
Train station is coming to PGA in Gardens; the design is up to you

Train station is coming to PGA in Gardens; the design is up to you

A Tri-Rail station on PGA Boulevard is years away, but people who live, work or socialize in Palm Beach Gardens can have a say in the design now. Transportation officials are hosting a brainstorming session Thursday at the city’s Emergency Operations Center. The design of the station, the use of trolleys or circulator buses, ride-sharing, lighting and visibility are all part of the discussion...
This change could keep traffic moving on PGA Boulevard in Gardens

This change could keep traffic moving on PGA Boulevard in Gardens

When a crash or heavy traffic causes backups on PGA Boulevard, a new, automated system will adjust the lights to keep the cars moving. RELATED: Bumper to bumper? Traffic-light fix will speed things along Crews will need to replace cameras at 15 intersections to start using the software. They’ll also put in a separate system that detects what’s happening mid-block, between the lights, a...
Family sues Florida East Coast Railway over Jupiter man’s death

Family sues Florida East Coast Railway over Jupiter man’s death

The family of a 73-year-old Jupiter man who was struck and killed by a Florida East Coast Railway train in December has sued the railroad for alleged negligence. In the lawsuit filed Friday in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, the family of Salvador Ramos-Campos claims the railroad didn’t take steps to assure pedestrians were safe. Ramos-Campos was killed when he was hit by a northbound train...
This Palm Beach Gardens church is 16th largest in the U.S.

This Palm Beach Gardens church is 16th largest in the U.S.

A church that started as a Bible study with 40 people in the pastor’s living room has grown into the 16th largest church in America. With an average weekly attendance of 18,965 people, Christ Fellowship made 24/7 Wall St.’s list of 25 largest churches in America. The non-denominational church with a sprawling campus on Northlake Boulevard has seven other locations in South Florida...
What’s that contruction at DuBois Park in Jupiter?

What’s that contruction at DuBois Park in Jupiter?

Construction is expected to be finished by December at the Jupiter Inlet to build a 600-foot-long paved pedestrian path east from the DuBois Park Bridge to the jetty boardwalk. READ: Former Rustic Inn restaurant on Jupiter Inlet to become wedding venue. Cost of the project, started in early October, is about $105,000. READ: DuBois Park: How popular is too popular? Increasing pedestrian and vehicular...
Why there will be periodic lane closures on PGA Boulevard through 2018

Why there will be periodic lane closures on PGA Boulevard through 2018

PGA Boulevard commuters can get the details of an upcoming traffic signal project that will affect about five miles of the road from the Avenue of the Champions PGA National entrance east to U.S. 1.  The Florida Department of Transportation will host an open house 4 to 6 p.m. tonight, Monday, Oct. 16, at the Palm Beach County Library Gardens Branch, 11303 Campus Drive. There will be no formal...
Jupiter’s ‘Big Belly’ trash collection boxes practical and colorful

Jupiter’s ‘Big Belly’ trash collection boxes practical and colorful

Wondering about those colorful, chest-high waste collection boxes along Jupiter’s beach and parks? Here’s the scoop: Ten of the high-tech gadgets, painted with sunsets, wildlife and sports scenes, are being installed by Waste Management, which has done trash collection in Jupiter for 30 years. The first model in Jupiter was installed six years ago on the beach at Marcinski Road. &ldquo...
NEW: Proposed Jupiter police body cameras have added intriguing detail

NEW: Proposed Jupiter police body cameras have added intriguing detail

Body cameras could be on the chests of Jupiter officers by December — making it the ninth police agency in Palm Beach County to use the wallet-sized devices. Included in the $880,000 proposal would be Tasers with holsters. When the Taser is taken out of the holsters, it would automatically turn on all body worn cameras within a 30-foot radius. “(The new Tasers) would allow officers to...
Caloosa couple get $1.3 million in son’s death, still want law changed

Caloosa couple get $1.3 million in son’s death, still want law changed

Two years after their 29-year-old son was killed while bicycling home on PGA Boulevard, Raul and Susan Lozano have reached a $1.3 million settlement with an Acreage man who escaped criminal charges by saying he thought he had hit a wild hog. But the money the Lozanos got from George Meada’s insurer to settle their civil lawsuit isn’t enough, said attorney Ryan Fogg, who represents the...
Cost of public marina upgrades in north county this year? $10 million

Cost of public marina upgrades in north county this year? $10 million

The latest good news for boaters in north county — more trailer parking at Bert Winters Park — brings the total to $10 million spent this year on public marinas north of PGA Boulevard. That’s great news for Luis Amador, who was docking his 19-footer with his two daughters on a recent afternoon at Waterway Park off Indiantown Road. “More parking spaces at Bert Winters will...
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