Things to do in South Florida

Pahokee favorite son and country music star Mel Tillis dies at 85

Pahokee favorite son and country music star Mel Tillis dies at 85

Mel Tillis, a humble boy from Pahokee who overcame a stubborn stutter to become one of the greatest country music stars of all time, died early Sunday morning at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. He was 85. Tillis’ daughter, singer and songwriter Pam Tillis, posted on her Facebook page Sunday that the death was “sudden and unexpected,” although he had battled...
Hoffman’s Chocolates opens annual Winter Wonderland

Hoffman’s Chocolates opens annual Winter Wonderland

Holiday lights glistened in the background and the moon sparkled above 13-year-old Isabella Paciletti as she zipped around an outdoor ice-skating rink at Saturday’s opening of Hoffman’s Chocolates’ 27th Annual Winter Wonderland. “It’s fun to have the rink outside in Florida since it’s not that cold,” Isabella, of Greenacres, said catching her breath as she...
Rod Stewart spending holiday ‘right down the road from Donald Trump’

Rod Stewart spending holiday ‘right down the road from Donald Trump’

When you’re out and about on your pre-turkey errands this week, keep an eye out for Rod Stewart, who tipped off his Twitter followers as to his Palm Beach whereabouts. Tweeting a video apology to friends Roger Daltrey and Alistair Morrison, he wrote “While I’m on holiday and couldn’t be with Roger Daltrey & Alistair Morrison at the Adoration Trilogy unveiling...
UPDATE: ‘No-swim’ advisory ends at Boynton-area park, remains in Jupiter

UPDATE: ‘No-swim’ advisory ends at Boynton-area park, remains in Jupiter

A “no-swimming” advisory issued this week for Ocean Inlet Park in Ocean Ridge has been lifted, state health officials said Friday. A similar advisory for Dubois Park in Jupiter, however, remains in effect, since bacteria levels in the water remain high. Samples must be under 70 colonies for the advisories to be lifted, the Florida Department of Health said. It was unclear what caused the...
Hundreds attend St. Jude’s walk/run on Flagler Shore

Hundreds attend St. Jude’s walk/run on Flagler Shore

On Saturday, over 700 people participated in St. Jude’s Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer where they raised over $70,000 for cancer treatment and research.  Hundreds were up bright and early at Flagler Shore to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Some walked alone while others formed teams. One of the top 5 fundraising teams was Hispanics for St. Jude, started by the ...
Touring photo booth puts a face on DACA repeal

Touring photo booth puts a face on DACA repeal

On Sunday, a day after anti-Trump protesters swarmed the streets of downtown, the Inside Out Project set up its photo booth truck on Flagler Shore for an art exhibit on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  If you walk down Flagler Drive, you’ll see dozens of black-and-white pictures on the road. They’re the portraits of “dreamers”...
Video: Hundreds attend St. Jude’s walk/run on Flagler Shore

Video: Hundreds attend St. Jude’s walk/run on Flagler Shore

On Saturday, over 700 people participated in St. Jude’s Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer where they raised over $70,000 for cancer treatment and research. Former St. Jude patient Brian Quinlan and his mother, Nancy, talk about how the hospital helped them through Brian's treatment.
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...
Recipe of the week: Best Thanksgiving turkey breast, with bacon-sage butter

Recipe of the week: Best Thanksgiving turkey breast, with bacon-sage butter

Who says you have to roast an entire turkey for Thanksgiving? Sure, a formal bird can be grand, but one of our favorite turkey-day shortcuts is just as grand in flavor.  The recipe comes to us from Tequesta personal chef Lenore Pinello, who roasts this holiday-worthy turkey breast. The white meat is made extra moist because it’s slathered with bacon-sage butter.  Her full...
New details as Bacon and Bourbon Fest moves to Wellington from Delray

New details as Bacon and Bourbon Fest moves to Wellington from Delray

A foodie festival is moving to Wellington, and bringing with it a combination of crispy treats, adult beverages, music and fun. The Bacon and Bourbon Fest will stretch across three days from March 23-25 in the area around the Wellington Community Center, organizer Nancy Stewart-Franczak said at Tuesday night’s village council meeting.  The Bacon and Bourbon Fest left Delray Beach in 2016...
‘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...
Subscription boxes are the ideal gift this year: Here are 9 of the best

Subscription boxes are the ideal gift this year: Here are 9 of the best

Allow your holiday gift giving to be a little different this year. Subscription boxes are personal and some are even customize-able. With these cute little boxes, you skip the hassle of wrapping and waiting in long retail lines. Whether it’s a box full of themed collectibles from the hit show “Stranger Things” or a selection of gourmet foods from all over the country, a...
Openings: Hurricane Grill & Wings to debut new ‘BTW’ concept in West Palm Beach

Openings: Hurricane Grill & Wings to debut new ‘BTW’ concept in West Palm Beach

A “hurricane” of the fast-casual variety is coming to suburban West Palm Beach next month. That’s when Hurricane BTW, a new national chain, opens its first franchise location on Okeechobee Boulevard, west of Jog Road.  To locals, it means a new spot for burgers, tacos and wings (aka “btw”), as well as tenders, salads, shakes, wine and craft beer (including a 32-ounce...
Three top tips to hosting a memorable friendsgiving

Three top tips to hosting a memorable friendsgiving

Friendsgiving is a celebration of friendship and a time we spend with our second family: our go-to pals and our right-hand buddies. Whether it’s the usual cozy event that’s a shared effort to accomplish the good ol’ potluck dinner or you’re the host, planner and cook this year — Friendsgiving is all about creating memories among your circle of friends, indulging in yummy...
Dining out for Thanksgiving? Here are some good, tasty options

Dining out for Thanksgiving? Here are some good, tasty options

It’s just around the corner: Thanksgiving. It’s that time of year for friends and family to come together to feast and give thanks. And for home cooks, it’s the chance to show off those culinary skills you’ve crafted throughout the year. But for those of you who would rather make a reservation, than bake a turkey, we’ve got a cornucopia of dining options. Listed...
Cub Scout program helps break down barriers between police, kids

Cub Scout program helps break down barriers between police, kids

“On my honor, I will do my best….” Like their fellow scouts all over the world, the members of Cub Scout Pack 600 stand facing the American flag, with seriousness and reverence, and recite the Scout Oath, then the 12 points of the Boy Scout Law, pledging to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind and other important facets of good character. Also like other scouts, these approximately...
Hollywood sexual misconduct: Accused have connections to Palm Beach

Hollywood sexual misconduct: Accused have connections to Palm Beach

As accusations of sexual harassment spread across Hollywood in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, here are some of the major players’ connections to and appearances in Palm Beach County over the years. Accused: The comedian, TV and film star has been accused by women of exposing himself and masturbating. The comedian said the allegations were true. After it was reported by The New...
It’s time! Construction of the 600-ton holiday sand tree starts today in West Palm

It’s time! Construction of the 600-ton holiday sand tree starts today in West Palm

With temperatures dropping fast everywhere in the country, there’s no surprise that Sandi, the holiday tree, is coming back to West Palm. Beginning today, Nov. 13, Sandi will be sculpted during the next two weeks. Visitors can come down to the waterfront to see the construction of the 600-ton tree. Rumor has it that Sandi won’t be coming alone this year. Apparently, she has...
Monday Night Football photos: When announcers were as colorful as game

Monday Night Football photos: When announcers were as colorful as game

When the Miami Dolphins play the Carolina Panthers tonight on Monday Night Football, all the action is likely to be on the field. But that wasn’t the case in the 1970s, when you weren’t sure what to expect — or what you’d hear — from a rowdy broadcasting crew that included Howard “Tell It Like It Is” Cosell, “Dandy” Don Meredith...
Jupiter’s Abacoa at 20: Why neighbors say it’s paradise

Jupiter’s Abacoa at 20: Why neighbors say it’s paradise

A lot’s happened in the last 20 years at Abacoa, the pretty “new urbanist” community that anchors Jupiter on the town’s south side. The oak trees are grown. The sidewalks are busy. In the spring, there’s Major League Baseball at one of the nicest training fields around. In the summer, the minor leaguers take the field. There’s a new hotel, a bio-science center,...
Lake Worth says au revoir to La Bonne Bouche, bonjour to Dayane’s Bistro

Lake Worth says au revoir to La Bonne Bouche, bonjour to Dayane’s Bistro

The bright yellow trim and awnings of the charming French bistro on Lucerne Avenue are now splashed in a beach-y aqua hue, and a new sign has been hoisted outside.  After 18 years in business and a three-month makeover, La Bonne Bouche Bistro is now Dayane’s Bistro. The downtown Lake Worth mainstay, a spot popular for morning croissants and seasonal French dinners, has been sold &ndash...
Who’s the man behind secret video of alleged abuse at Okeechobee dairy farm?

Who’s the man behind secret video of alleged abuse at Okeechobee dairy farm?

Richard Couto is a risk taker. He broke his neck riding motocross. He sailed America’s Cup races in the icy Pacific Ocean. He even developed property on South Beach during the boom. But none of those gambles is the reason there’s a rumored $50,000 bounty on his head. Or why he had to move five times in less than two years and had his home address unlisted. On a sunny Wednesday afternoon...
Hoffman’s Winter Wonderland opens Nov. 18 with new ice rink

Hoffman’s Winter Wonderland opens Nov. 18 with new ice rink

Hoffman’s Chocolates will open its annual Winter Wonderland on Saturday, Nov. 18, and this year’s display will include a new outdoor ice skating rink, the company announced.  The 2,400-square-foot “Panthers in Palm Beach” rink will be located in front of Hoffman's Chocolates Factory, Shoppe, Ice Cream Parlour and Gardens at 5190 Lake Worth Road in Greenacres. It will...
Taste of Soul: You'll love this free, waterfront event!

Taste of Soul: You'll love this free, waterfront event!

It’s time for tasty Caribbean dishes and some jammin’! The 5th annual Taste of Soul event will be held downtown West Palm Beach by the waterfront on Saturday, Nov. 11.  Get your wife, your dog and your babies ready! It’s party time.  TheTaste of Soul Food Festival will be donating all admission proceeds to the hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean...
Lantana vet-poet recalls terror of hunting explosives in Afghanistan

Lantana vet-poet recalls terror of hunting explosives in Afghanistan

“We find them with sight. Each patrol leads to new plight. Step on one, you’re done.” Logically, in Justin Eggen’s mind, he knows that an ant trail is just an ant trail, that it’s just a run-of-the-mill feature of living in South Florida. That it’s not a danger to him or anyone else. That he’s safe. But yet. “I don’t step on ant trails, even here...
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...
DON’T MISS: CityPlace’s new farmers market is happening tonight

DON’T MISS: CityPlace’s new farmers market is happening tonight

West Palm Beach is getting a new green market. Sunset Social Farmstands debuts today, Nov. 2 at CityPlace. The new concept will be different from traditional markets, this farmers market will take place in the evenings. “We want to offer the community a convenient and entertaining opportunity to pick up last-minute dinner ingredients on your way home from work, as well as a fun and early...
Guatemalan exhibit in West Palm Beach benefits children

Guatemalan exhibit in West Palm Beach benefits children

Artists from Guatemala traveled more than a thousand miles to raise money to educate the youth in their country while reducing illegal immigration to the United States. A couple of Guatemalan artist organizations, Colectivo Cinceles and Guatemala is Guatemala, exhibited their artwork to the first time in the U.S. at The Box Gallery in West Palm Beach, all at their own expense. Their mission...
Veterans Day 2017: Free meals and dining deals

Veterans Day 2017: Free meals and dining deals

Many restaurants around town are saluting veterans and active-duty military this Saturday.  They are offering free meals and discounts on Veterans Day to show appreciation for those who have served our country. The national chain restaurant thanks veterans and active-duty military with a free meal and drink Saturday. Entrée options include wings, fish and chips, tacos, chicken...
Recipe of the week: smoky baby back ribs in a root beer glaze

Recipe of the week: smoky baby back ribs in a root beer glaze

Beyond its compatibility with ice cream, root beer is a talented ingredient. With its sweet and earthy (yes, root-y) notes, it’s an elixir that pops in the presence of aromatic spices. And when used in meat dishes, root beer is a true gift. Baby back ribs in a root beer glaze, anyone? Yes, please!  In fact, in the recipe below – found in the book, “Red, White, and ‘Que&rdquo...
What classic rock act has its own Palm Beach County tribute band?

What classic rock act has its own Palm Beach County tribute band?

Hey, what’s that? It’s just an old-fashioned love song, coming down in three-part harmony. Also with some fringe, tie-dye and at least one impressive Bjorn Borg-style wide white headband. It’s the sound of Celebrate!, South Florida’s only Three Dog Night tribute band, bringing “Joy To The World” to “One” and all this weekend at Atlantis County Club....
Dia de los Muertos brings Latinos and community together

Dia de los Muertos brings Latinos and community together

About 3,000 people took to the streets of downtown Lake Worth to celebrate their deceased loved ones Wednesday for Día de los Muertos in the yearly procession that draws people from cultures all around the county. “Latinos from different countries came together and Americans did as well,” creative director Jose R. Mendez said. Originally from Guatemala, Mendez moved to Lake...
Diner en Blanc: What a ‘secret’ dinner brings to West Palm Beach

Diner en Blanc: What a ‘secret’ dinner brings to West Palm Beach

It was an elegant Saturday night under the stars accompanied by champagne, lobster tails and a view of the Riviera Beach marina. The exclusive, flash-mob style Diner en Blanc hosted more than 600 guests dressed to the nines in an all-white attire occasion. People of all backgrounds set up dinner tables next to strangers who went on to become friends by the end of the night. Fashion designer and...
Free things to do with kids this weekend

Free things to do with kids this weekend

There are so many amazing and COMPLETELY FREE things to do with your kids in Palm Beach County this weekend. Here are our picks for the best events. We’ve also included a few for next weekend so you can get a head start on planning. To get this weekly listing delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our new Palm Beach Parenting Newsletter by clicking HERE. Where: Lake Worth When...
This Florida restaurant was voted one of the best steakhouses in America

This Florida restaurant was voted one of the best steakhouses in America

A perfectly cooked piece of beef is like a best friend, it provides comfort and leaves you filling full. Ready to pay that friend a visit? One of the best steakhouses in America is right here in Florida. Bern’s Steakhouse in Tampa was voted one of the top in the country by Thrillist. And it’s no surprise. The iconic restaurant has been cooking up perfect steaks for more than 60 years....
Does this big West Palm Beach mural make you feel happy or sad?

Does this big West Palm Beach mural make you feel happy or sad?

Of all her striking features - from her bright green eyes to her captivating freckles - none is more remarkable than her curious facial expression. Part thoughtfulness, part bemusement, her inscrutable gaze seems to ponder a decision - one that might be connected to the shiny golden apple in her hand. “The most important thing for me was capturing the look in her eyes,” explains Danny...
Bonfire season in Lake Worth is here!

Bonfire season in Lake Worth is here!

Cool weather has been slipping through our state on and off like a broken AC. Luckily, though, the season highs aren’t as sticky and miserable as they were in August and September.  And you Floridians know what this slight weather drop means: Bonfire season! Woot woot. And yep, beach parties under the stars. You know Lake Worth, in all its public art and hipster magic is ready to get the...
Don’t miss: Salute Market hosts a party tonight to raise funds for Puerto Rico

Don’t miss: Salute Market hosts a party tonight to raise funds for Puerto Rico

Palm Beach Gardens restaurant, Salute Market, is partnering with the “House Our Heroes” charity to host an evening of appetizers and cocktails to help raise funds for Puerto Rico’s needy.  The charity will work with the county’s Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to help relocate and house veterans and families from the island to Florida.  The ticket price...
Six delicious sandwiches to savor

Six delicious sandwiches to savor

I crave sandwiches all year long. A well-assembled sandwich, after all, is the perfect meal, a flavorful pocket of essentials.  Here are some of my Palm Beach County favorites.  You’ll find this hefty beast on the “Meet the Reubens” section of Junior’s enormous menu. This “combo” includes pastrami and corned beef stacks on rye toast, the meats topped...
Want free pizza for a year? Head to Peter Piper’s Pizza Grand Opening

Want free pizza for a year? Head to Peter Piper’s Pizza Grand Opening

Hey Greenacres’ Parents, be one of the first 100 families in line at grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. and win one large free pizza per month for an entire year.  The celebration kicks off with a DJ, giveaways and a ceremonial “pizza cutting.” The next 50 families in line will receive a “Buy-One-Get-One” card. Peter Piper’s is an Arizona chain...
Lake Worth is getting a Mural Makeover, but where? Rank the spots

Lake Worth is getting a Mural Makeover, but where? Rank the spots

Aaah, Lake Worth. There's just so much to love, so much to be inspired by. From the quirky people and their eclectic tunes to the mix-matched shops along Lake Ave to the Little Free Libraries that entice passersby to take a smartphone break... It's a very cool city.  In fact, Lake Worth is a perfect fit for the very cool and world's largest outdoor museum show, CANVAS. The mural...
‘Yes, yes’: Boca High teacher gets marriage proposal at football game

‘Yes, yes’: Boca High teacher gets marriage proposal at football game

She knew it was coming. Or hoped it was. But Emily Parks, a Spanish teacher and assistant cheerleading coach at Boca Raton High School, wasn’t sure how or when her boyfriend, Zac Trahan, would propose. RELATED: Astros’ player proposes after World Series win The idea that “this is it” idly crossed her mind during halftime at the Oct. 27 football game with Atlantic High School...
PHOTOS: What Clematis Street used to look like, why we mispronounce it

PHOTOS: What Clematis Street used to look like, why we mispronounce it

The street names themselves must have been an intoxicating advertisement for the tiny settlement across the lake from the posh Palm Beach resort. Hibiscus, Banyan, Gardenia, Sapodilla and Tamarind. Who up north in the 1890s had ever heard such exotic names, like balmy breezes wafting from an Eden being built alongside Mr. Flagler’s new railroad? On November 5, 1894 — 123 years ago...
Recipe of the week: a Guarnaschelli lasagna to know by heart

Recipe of the week: a Guarnaschelli lasagna to know by heart

As holiday season nears, so do occasions for spending time with loved ones. November gives reasons to cook for such occasions – and I’m not referring to the obligatory turkey roast. We suspect we’ll have our fill of turkey and fixings, pies and all that, on the fourth Thursday of November. But what about other gatherings that call for communal dishes and homey fare?  For that...
Trick or treat: Which Wellington celebrity turns 50 on Halloween?

Trick or treat: Which Wellington celebrity turns 50 on Halloween?

I was born on Halloween I do the unexpected… That would be Robert Van Winkle, a k a Vanilla Ice, the rapper turned Wellington TV home rehab specialist, who turns the big 50 years old today on Halloween. RELATED: DID YOU KNOW THESE 33 CELEBS LIVED IN WELLINGTON AREA? Happy birthday, Ice! Does this mean you get cake and candy? Celebrate with some of our latest Ice-related stories: VANILLA ICE...
New at Butcher Shop, ‘grab-go’ sandwiches that are entree-worthy

New at Butcher Shop, ‘grab-go’ sandwiches that are entree-worthy

The local grab-and-go scene continues to elevate. The latest notable pickup menu comes to us from The Butcher Shop, the meat-centric restaurants and beer garden in downtown West Palm Beach. With a full butcher shop on premises, the family-owned restaurant’s sandwich offerings are entrée worthy – they are stacked with meats roasted and smoked in-house.  Some highlights on the...
Openings: new mini doughnut shop debuts in Boca Raton

Openings: new mini doughnut shop debuts in Boca Raton

Doughboy Fresh, a new sweet shop specializing in gourmet mini doughnuts, has opened at Boca Raton’s busy Mizner Park.   During Saturday’s grand opening celebration, streams of customers got three free doughnuts each, plus half-off additional purchases.   Food blogger Cristyle Egitto (@eatpalmbeach) tells us the shop was “slammed,” with the line snaking along...
Readers’ Choice: Baby, it's cold outside and this is the best coffee shop in town

Readers’ Choice: Baby, it's cold outside and this is the best coffee shop in town

We love cool weather here in Florida — mostly because it will only last a few days, then we’re back to a comfortable 80 degrees. But while it’s still “chilly” out there, let’s grab a cup of coffee from one of the favorite local coffee shops and wear that one-favorite hoodie that collects dust in our closets for ten months out of the year.  Where&rsquo...
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...
Rainy Moonfest goes on as scheduled

Rainy Moonfest goes on as scheduled

Wet, windy weather didn’t stop Moonfest from happening Saturday -- although its usual crowds weren’t quite as brave this year.  Those hearty costumed party goers who decided to head down to downtown West Palm Beach seemed more interested in keeping dry than heading out onto the streets, but there were still bands, food and drinks to keep them entertained. Moonfest organizers...
Be afraid, be very afraid: The most haunted places in Palm Beach County 

Be afraid, be very afraid: The most haunted places in Palm Beach County 

Do you ever get an eerie feeling while visiting certain places in our county? You are not alone. As ghouls and goblins come out for Halloween, we explore the many haunts around Palm Beach County. Nicknamed the “Wildman of Loxahatchee,” Vince “Trapper” Nelson is the identity of the ghost said to roam Jonathan Dickinson State Park. After moving to the area in the...
Halloween parenting: Sorry, Mom, I’ll pick my own costume this year

Halloween parenting: Sorry, Mom, I’ll pick my own costume this year

Every parent has dreams for their children, visions and plans for their bright, colorful futures. But we have to face the crushing reality that those plans, inevitably, will one day crumble beneath the march of time and the following words: “I’d like to pick my Halloween costume this year.” I had no idea that one of the absolute joys of parenthood, apart from the privilege of raising...
NEW: Creepy clowns to be rewarded at Burger King this Halloween

NEW: Creepy clowns to be rewarded at Burger King this Halloween

Hundreds of creepy clowns are being rewarded at Burger King this Halloween.  The fast-food chain said on its YouTube page that it will give free Whoppers to the first 500 people dressed as clowns from 7 p.m. until close at participating locations, including one in South Florida.  The announcement came on Oct. 25 with the release of a video that features a teenager being chased by a...
Not into Halloween? We’ve found some fun things to do this weekend

Not into Halloween? We’ve found some fun things to do this weekend

If Halloween is not your thing, we’ve got you covered. Our county is full of fabulous things to do this weekend. From museums, to free stuff, let’s take a look. The soul of downtown, Tacos and Hip Hop, returns tonight, Oct. 27. The cool event at Clematis Street’s Subculture Coffee has DJ Selecta Steve spinning, and of course there’s tacos and booze. Party starts at 7 p.m....
All treats, no tricks: Here's where kids eat free this Halloween

All treats, no tricks: Here's where kids eat free this Halloween

Before or after all of the trick or treating you and your family will do this Halloween weekend, you’ll need to make sure everyone's fueled up. And we don’t mean fueled up on sugar! Kids eat free at TooJay’s from Friday, Oct. 27 through Tuesday, Octobrer 31 with the purchase of an adult entree.  Royal Palm: Royal Poinciana Plaza, 313 Royal Poinciana Way;  561...
Spend your Sunday Funday at Vegfest in West Palm

Spend your Sunday Funday at Vegfest in West Palm

Every Sunday should be spent eating and relaxing outside, in the fresh air. If it’s a perfect Sunday, there’s some light shopping, socializing and lawn games involved. Actually, we just described Palm Beach Vegfest and you should go. It’s happening at Meyer Amphitheater this Sunday, Oct. 29. The local festival for all health enthusiasts is four years old and gets...
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...
Adult-only ways to celebrate Halloween in Palm Beach County

Adult-only ways to celebrate Halloween in Palm Beach County

You may be officially too old to trick-or-treat but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Halloween. Once the kiddies have finished their sweet patrol, it’s time for the adults to have fun! Here’s some of the best adult-friendly Halloween events, parties in the county. The Leopard Lounge inside The Chesterfield on Palm Beach is throwing The Great Pumpkin Halloween Party...
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...
Maltz Jupiter season debut is 1946 play that sounds like Trump’s D.C.

Maltz Jupiter season debut is 1946 play that sounds like Trump’s D.C.

Recently, director Peter Flynn and actress Andrea Burns worked together on a new play, “Smart Blonde,” about the late Oscar winner Judy Holliday, a performer with a knack for playing dumb blondes despite her unusually high IQ. So when the Maltz Jupiter Theatre came to Flynn and offered him the season opener, “Born Yesterday,” the political satire/romantic comedy by Garson Kanin...
What is that giant, four-ton sculpture going up on Donald Ross Road?

What is that giant, four-ton sculpture going up on Donald Ross Road?

Wondering what those eight giant, shiny interconnected orbs are all about outside the under-construction United Technologies building along Donald Ross Road? It’s a new stainless steel sculpture called “C2H6,” by public artist Mark Fuller. The art work is Fuller’s biggest outdoor project ever — it weighs four tons, took a year to design and build, costs about $300,000...
Recipe of the week: a roasted pumpkin-poblano soup that kicks the ‘spice’

Recipe of the week: a roasted pumpkin-poblano soup that kicks the ‘spice’

We’re at the year’s pumpkin peak, and there’s no better time to dive into a bowl of velvety pumpkin soup.  Here’s a rendition that gets extra earthiness from charred poblano chiles. The peppers balance the natural sweetness of the pumpkin, the richness of butter and enhance the fragrance of baking spices.  The recipe, by food blogger Mariana McEnroe of yes-moreplease...
SunFest 2018: dates announced, big news for waterfront music festival

SunFest 2018: dates announced, big news for waterfront music festival

Talk about big news. One of South Florida's largest music festivals, and arguably our favorite because it happens in our backyard, will become a four-day festival in 2018. SunFest announced today its 2018 dates of Thursday, May 3 to Sunday, May 6. And it's true: One day is missing.  But this big news isn't bad at all. In fact, it's pretty good. Here's the deal: Going from a 5-day to a 4-day festival...
NEW: What you need to know about Royal Palm’s Fall Fest

NEW: What you need to know about Royal Palm’s Fall Fest

Royal Palm Beach’s Fall Fest returns this weekend, with a combined 10,000 people expected over the two-day event at the village’s Commons Park. If the weather holds out — rain is expected Saturday — Royal Palm community and cultural events superintendent Carlos Morales said this year’s Fall Fest should draw its usual throngs of people to enjoy the haunted, family-friendly...
Morikami Museum’s Lantern Festival: More than a night out for 5,000 guests

Morikami Museum’s Lantern Festival: More than a night out for 5,000 guests

Delray’s Morikami Museum was in the spirit of Obon on Saturday, October 21, during the annual Lantern Festival. It is Japan’s summer homage to ancestors who return for a brief visit to the living every year.  The cultural tradition took place in the botanical garden right in our backyard.  While you may have assumed it’s not an event for everyone or unwelcoming to...
Local Trump accuser sees ‘no justice’ after Weinstein fall

Local Trump accuser sees ‘no justice’ after Weinstein fall

Mindy McGillivray gets it: She’s a “normie,’’ a “simple” Palm Springs mother who likes to dine at Howley’s and dote on her teenage daughter. She’s never been in the movies. She’s not a household name like Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow. Still, McGillivray said, the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal has left her disillusioned about celebrity...
Soup snuggle alert: Yes, there’s plenty of soup for you at this suburban spot.  

Soup snuggle alert: Yes, there’s plenty of soup for you at this suburban spot.  

It was not yet chilly but the very thought that temps would dip this week beckoned me to a neighborhood soup spot in suburban Lake Worth. As I considered the daily options listed just beyond a double row of simmering kettles, I overheard this snippet from woman behind me in line: “Hey. I’m at the Soup Nazi. What do you want from here?”  To be clear, Two Chef’s Souparee...
Is assistant state attorney last living descendant of Abraham Lincoln?

Is assistant state attorney last living descendant of Abraham Lincoln?

Tim Beckwith doesn’t want to talk about it. The Palm Beach County assistant state attorney has turned down numerous requests over the years by The Palm Beach Post — including for this story — to discuss a topic that has absolutely nothing to do with his legal work, but which makes him one of the most historically interesting men in America. On the old television game show ...
Decades later, Argentine band Soda Stereo thrills fans worldwide

Decades later, Argentine band Soda Stereo thrills fans worldwide

Ten years ago this October, the famous Argentinian band Soda Stereo, was touring the world one last time. They sold over a million tickets during the “Me Verás Volver” tour where people got to see the band united one last time before lead singer Gustavo Cerati died in 2014.  To this day, Soda Stereo is considered the pioneer of the “rock in spanish&rdquo...
7 ways Hispanics have embraced Halloween

7 ways Hispanics have embraced Halloween

It’s that time of the year when we’re all getting ready for Halloween. It seems like our Latino families are warming up to the idea of ghastly decorations and costumes in October, but there was a time when your mom would start praying for everyone’s soul because she thought such sights could open a portal for evil spirits to haunt you.  But younger Latinos are growing to love...
Halloween horror stories: 7 terrifying legends from Latin America

Halloween horror stories: 7 terrifying legends from Latin America

Not many people celebrate Halloween in Latin America, but they have plenty of terrifying legends to keep you awake year-round. I remember being terrified of la llorona and el hombre de la bolsa as a child. These are the stories our families would tell us growing up so we would behave. Lurking in the mountains and deep forests of the island are women with long hair and backwards feet. They...
What’s free for Halloween? These restaurants are offering dining deals

What’s free for Halloween? These restaurants are offering dining deals

Restaurants and shops around the county are getting in the festive mood. With Halloween just around the corner, there are delicious dining deals to be had and parties to crash. Here are some of the best Halloween-themed offerings in Palm Beach County. The Harbourside eatery is throwing a Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 28 starting at 10 p.m. with a live DJ and a $200 award for best costume...
Best grilled cheese sandwich in Florida is right here in West Palm Beach

Best grilled cheese sandwich in Florida is right here in West Palm Beach

Oh melted cheese, how I love thee! Craving a hot sinful cheese sandwich? You don’t have to travel far to get what Yelpers voted as the best grilled cheese sandwich in Florida. Yep! That gooey goodness is right here in West Palm Beach.  Northwood’s Grilled Cheese Gallery was voted the top sandwich in our state. The eatery serves oozy, toasty sandwiches in an artistic setting...
West Palm writer recalls Harvey Weinstein’s demeaning encounters with women 

West Palm writer recalls Harvey Weinstein’s demeaning encounters with women 

There’s an old joke in Hollywood — and I remember how it circulated the year I was on the arm of my Oscar-nominated ex, at the Academy Awards: “If you win the Oscar, and you freeze during your acceptance speech, just thank Harvey Weinstein…” because there’s a good chance he’s the reason you’re up there in the first place. That particular year,...
8 colorful and inspiring ways to daycation in Lake Worth

8 colorful and inspiring ways to daycation in Lake Worth

Treating yourself to a vacation doesn’t mean traveling to some faraway land, taking exotic pics and breaking the bank. The things you can explore and learn in your own backyard will surprise you, so why not have a daycation instead of a vacation? And why not start with Lake Worth? I bet a true tourist knows more about this city than some of us Palm Beach County locals. Here&rsquo...
At Kitchen, ‘grab and go’ meets gourmet

At Kitchen, ‘grab and go’ meets gourmet

Kitchen, Chef Matthew Byrne’s slice of comfort-food paradise on the Dixie Dining Corridor, has revved into season with a new, delicious daytime feature: a new “grab and go” lunch menu at the adjacent space he calls Prep Kitchen. This is the special-events space Byrne and his wife/partner Aliza Byrne opened last season in the former Shoppe 561 location. And while its principal purpose...
Did you know these 31 celebrities lived, went to school in Lake Worth?

Did you know these 31 celebrities lived, went to school in Lake Worth?

Oh, Lake Worth. That quirky nugget of beach-fronted charm between West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach is a town of both deep history and deeply-felt fringey funkiness. And so the folks that have called Lake Worth home (or went to high school or college there) are all over the map, from a soap diva to a folk rock icon to an infamous killer. Become acquainted with the luminaries of the L-Dub. Deidre...
Best guide: local foodie events to love

Best guide: local foodie events to love

It’s no coincidence that the local growing season ushers in a sparkling series of foodie events, dinners, festivals and tastings. In a county where the concept of “farm-fresh” is treasured and celebrated, local harvests give us new reasons to experiment with ingredients, cook and feast. Here’s a mini-guide to some of the county’s top foodie events.   With an...
Artist defends Moonfest Trump poster: ‘It wasn’t a play to stir the pot’

Artist defends Moonfest Trump poster: ‘It wasn’t a play to stir the pot’

Controversy arose on social media this week over this year’s Moonfest’s poster—which depicted President Donald Trump in a haunting form. But the artist behind the picture defends his work for the annual West Palm Beach Halloween festival. Craig McInnis, a freelance artist, said the idea of Trump on the poster came up when he and other Moonfest events workers were brainstorming ideas...
Ready for some family fun? Spookyville opens today at the South Florida Fairgrounds

Ready for some family fun? Spookyville opens today at the South Florida Fairgrounds

Get the kiddies ready for a spooky good time! The Halloween family event, Spookyville, is today in the Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds. The attraction is intended for children 12 and under and offers a full array of safe trick or treats, scarecrow making, kiddie rides, games, and arts & crafts. It’s a throwback to the traditional days of family Halloweens in a fun...
A skeptical dad and his daughter go ghost-busting through the South

A skeptical dad and his daughter go ghost-busting through the South

Eight ghost tours over 10 days in three of America’s most haunted cities. Surely, the apparitional odds would be in our favor, my teen-aged daughter and I assumed when planning our July road trip to St. Augustine, Savannah and Charleston. On foot, bus and horse-drawn carriage, we roamed by night through graveyards lined with crumbling tombstones, musty houses full of tragic histories and streets...
This Florida restaurant was named one of the best in the U.S.

This Florida restaurant was named one of the best in the U.S.

This may be worth a road trip! You really don’t need to travel far to enjoy some of the best food in the United States. Victoria & Albert’s, located in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, was voted as the second best restaurant in America among Trip Advisor’s 2017 Best Fine Dining Restaurants in their Traveler’s Choice Awards.  The fine-dining restaurant...
Have you shopped Taco Bell’s clothing line with Forever 21? Check it out.

Have you shopped Taco Bell’s clothing line with Forever 21? Check it out.

It’s only been a week since Taco Bell released its limited edition clothing-line collab with Forever 21, and believe it or not, it’s already selling-out.  The line consists of bodysuits, t-shirts and jackets for men, women and girls. And just like Taco Bell’s food, the price range of $12.90 to $29.90 won’t break the bank either. People were spazzing out on twitter...
Remember this: Halloween safety tips for trick-or-treating

Remember this: Halloween safety tips for trick-or-treating

Everyone looks forward to Halloween night, but Halloween safety involves planning ahead. There are practices that can be put into place before heading out for an evening of trick-or-treating, as well as do’s and don’ts throughout the actual night of knocking on doors, enjoying lots of treats and showing off those spooky and creative costumes.   Safety tips begin while...
Photos: Remember when CityPlace area was ‘war zone’ of crime, crack?

Photos: Remember when CityPlace area was ‘war zone’ of crime, crack?

Crammed with high-rise condos and office towers, a hotel, performing arts mecca, convention center and retail complex, Okeechobee Boulevard is more than West Palm Beach’s gleaming, gateway entrance. It’s a visual statement of a city’s ambition. But 30 years ago, it was a road to nowhere. Shoppers now gamboling through the Mediterranean-themed byways of CityPlace or seeing...
UberEATS didn’t forget about West Palm... or Delray, Boynton and Riviera

UberEATS didn’t forget about West Palm... or Delray, Boynton and Riviera

Miso soup as an appetizer, Gyudion (Japanese Beef Bowl) as an entree and fried cheesecake for dessert. That’s not a semi-bougie date at Fresh Element on Village Boulevard in West Palm. Nope. It's what’s coming to your condo in an Uber.  Download the UberEATS app for one of those “let’s do takeout” days because the food delivery service has officially expanded to...
Recipe of the week: Dwyane Wade’s ultimate guilty pleasure dessert

Recipe of the week: Dwyane Wade’s ultimate guilty pleasure dessert

As a new Miami Heat season kicks off this week, I still long for the days when Dwyane Wade proclaimed himself a “Heat lifer.” Truth be told, it wasn’t easy to watch him don a Chicago jersey, so the thought that he’ll be playing in full Cavaliers regalia this season is enough to send me on a chocolate chip cookie binge. Or a red velvet waffles spree. Or milk chocolate ice cream...
Norton Museum partners with schools in hopes of reaching Hispanic audience

Norton Museum partners with schools in hopes of reaching Hispanic audience

While expanding its campus, the Norton Museum is also adding programs to include the ever-growing Latino population in the Palm Beach County.  “As a cultural resource, we want to share as much as we can with the community,” Norton’s Associate Curator of Education For School Programs Brigitte Austin said. Apart from adding an audio guide in Spanish, bilingual family...
Local Girl Scouts leader: Will Boy Scouts be ‘girl-centric’ enough?

Local Girl Scouts leader: Will Boy Scouts be ‘girl-centric’ enough?

Angela Frankland always looked forward to Cub Scout camping. But she wasn’t a Cub Scout. “I used to love camping with (my brother) when he was in Cubs,” says Angela, 11, who lives in West Palm Beach. “Since he crossed over into Boy Scouts, I haven’t been able. And I miss it.” Now, in the wake of the announcement that Boy Scouts of America will admit girls...
In local beer news, waffles and chainsaws

In local beer news, waffles and chainsaws

This week in local beer news, resident craft brew heads have waffles and chainsaws on the brain. Let me explain:  If you’ve ever had a waffle griddled by Coolinary Café chef Tim Lipman, you may be able to vouch for their addictive qualities. And the craft beer experts at Civil Society Brewing would have to agree.  In fact, the Abacoa-based brewery has created a special waffle-infused...
Chef’s journal: Avocado Grill owner throws 3-day bash amid new debut plans

Chef’s journal: Avocado Grill owner throws 3-day bash amid new debut plans

Avocado Grill will be in full party mode this weekend as the popular downtown restaurant celebrates its third anniversary with a three-day bash. And you can expect the happiest among the revelers will be chef/owner Julien Gremaud.  In fact, by the end of the weekend it’s likely the chef who built a loyal following among local foodies with his fresh, creative dishes will be wearing a crazy...
NEW: 5 great things about green markets in Wellington, Royal Palm

NEW: 5 great things about green markets in Wellington, Royal Palm

It’s finally fall in Florida. And although we have yet to experience a shift in temperature that those in the northern U.S. are privy to, we definitely get a shift in atmosphere. My favorite thing about fall in Palm Beach County is the opening of our green markets. In the western communities, we’re blessed with two: Saturdays in Wellington and Sundays in Royal Palm Beach. The Green...
LIST: Halloween and fall events in Wellington and Royal Palm Beach

LIST: Halloween and fall events in Wellington and Royal Palm Beach

Here are some of the fun fall events coming up in Wellington and Royal Palm Beach: Movie night and food trucks: 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, with the movie beginning at 7 p.m. at Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd. Check out more than 15 food trucks and a special showing of the delightfully creepy “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” Information: 561-753-1232 or www.royalpalmbeach...
5 exciting ways to celebrate National Pasta Day today in Palm Beach County

5 exciting ways to celebrate National Pasta Day today in Palm Beach County

Today is National Pasta Day. Wondering how to celebrate? We have deals, classes and suggestions for some of the most delicious pasta around. Check these out. The Italian eatery is celebrating by offering a sampler of their popular pasta dishes: Four cheese pear tortellini, rigatoni bolognese, spaghetti and mini Nonna’s meatball ($21). The eatery, located in the Town Center Mall in Boca Raton...
Private chef realizing his lifelong dream in new Jupiter cheese shop

Private chef realizing his lifelong dream in new Jupiter cheese shop

For Chris Marshall, the love affair with cheese dates back 20 years. He was working at Formaggio Kitchen, a cheese-focused market in Cambridge, Mass., where the owners were obsessed with finding specialty products from Italy. Every morning, they’d conduct tastings for their staff, opening Marshall’s eyes to obscure delicacies. “Everything was just so amazing, and the customers who...
Palm Beach Gardens Publix bagger inspired, made shopping a pleasure

Palm Beach Gardens Publix bagger inspired, made shopping a pleasure

For 15 years, Fred Glenn has packed up groceries. But he’s sent people home with much more: Spiritual advice, home remedies and, always, a big smile. If you only want groceries, you can buy them at any old supermarket. But if you are afflicted, heartsick, in need of some spiritual uplifting - or just a kind word spoken in a gentle North Florida accent - you visit Publix No. 212 at the corner...
Hurricane relief fundraiser wants you at Bamboo Room in Lake Worth

Hurricane relief fundraiser wants you at Bamboo Room in Lake Worth

Local businesses in Lake Worth have partnered to throw a big Halloween party to help those who suffered through recent hurricanes. Revelry and Bamboo Room are hosting “Guitars & Ghouls,” a Halloween Hurricane Relief Party at The Bamboo Room in downtown Lake Worth on Oct. 31. Put on your best Halloween get-up because Island Company Rum and Common Grounds Coffee have donated prizes...
Meet the chef who turned Dwyane Wade into a veggie fan 

Meet the chef who turned Dwyane Wade into a veggie fan 

When Chef Richard Ingraham talks about NBA star Dwyane Wade’s progress, he’s not referring to the former Miami Heat shooting guard’s dunks. He’s referring to broccoli. Wade loved his food fried and/or smothered. His idea of a side dish was gravy. And he loved his lemonade as sweet as possible.  Ingraham, who has worked as the Wade family’s personal chef for the past...
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