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Recipe of the week: Florida Greek salad with dreamy lemon tahini

Recipe of the week: Florida Greek salad with dreamy lemon tahini

Whenever I visit shopkeeper and personal chef Lenore Pinello at her cooking space in Tequesta, I find baskets and bowls filled with fresh veggies and fruit and bunches of herbs tucked into jars, their stems dipped into water. As lovely as they are, these are not for decoration, but for inspiring dishes, especially quick, delicious salads.  She puts together one such main-plate salad using meaty...
What we loved at these restaurants in Boca Raton 

What we loved at these restaurants in Boca Raton 

Our Palm Beach Post writers anonymously visit a restaurant in your neighborhood each week in search of the best menu item. We have rounded up the best neighborhood eats in Boca Raton and tell you why they liked each one! Reason To Go: The huge menu proves there’s something for everyone, especially when it’s tough to agree on a desired cuisine. It’s also located in Town...
3 TO SEE: Geographic photos; Meet the Orchestra; ‘Phantom of the Opera’

3 TO SEE: Geographic photos; Meet the Orchestra; ‘Phantom of the Opera’

It’s almost the weekend – time for the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to share with you the best of what our community has to offer. Each week, you get three ideas – one that’s free, one that’s affordable and one that’s a splurge. Your “3 to See” cultural curator is Rena Blades, president and CEO of the Cultural Council. FREE Geographic photos...
3 TO SEE: Handel’s ‘Messiah’; Oratorio chorus; Evening with black artists

3 TO SEE: Handel’s ‘Messiah’; Oratorio chorus; Evening with black artists

It’s almost the weekend – time for the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to share with you the best of what our community has to offer. Each week, you get three ideas – one that’s free, one that’s affordable and one that’s a splurge. Your “3 to See” cultural curator is Rena Blades, president and CEO of the Cultural Council. FREE Messiah set to movement...
Bob Dylan to pick up Nobel Prize: He deserved award for one song alone

Bob Dylan to pick up Nobel Prize: He deserved award for one song alone

Editor’s Note: It was announced Wednesday that Bob Dylan will receive his Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm this weekend. Here is what I wrote in October when the prize was announced. When I heard the joyful news Thursday that Bob Dylan had won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and after a decent moment’s sorrow for Philip Roth, I turned to my...
Which NFL star is selling his custom Ford Mustang at Barrett-Jackson auction?

Which NFL star is selling his custom Ford Mustang at Barrett-Jackson auction?

NFL wide receiver, Reggie Wayne is auctioning his ′67 Ford Mustang Custom GT Fastback at Barrett-Jackson’s 15th Annual Palm Beach Auction. The three-day event is April 6 to 8 at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. Let’s get thing out of the way. Will the football star attend the three-day event? A Barrett-Jackson publicist could not confirm Wayne&rsquo...
PHOTOS: Celebrities you didn’t know attended Palm Beach Film Festival

PHOTOS: Celebrities you didn’t know attended Palm Beach Film Festival

With the Palm Beach International Film Festival beginning today, March 29, we thought we’d look back at the celebrities you probably didn’t realize attended the festival since the mid-’90s. This year’s honoree, Connie Francis, joins a long line of luminaries. Michael Jackson was the surprise guest at the 2003 film festival gala in Boca Raton. Florida native Faye Dunaway...
Buzzy Avocado Grill to open Palm Beach Gardens location

Buzzy Avocado Grill to open Palm Beach Gardens location

Julien Gremaud is ready to gobble up Palm Beach Gardens. The chef/owner of downtown West Palm Beach’s lively Avocado Grill says he will open a second, larger restaurant inside the Downtown at the Gardens plaza. His goal: to open the second Avocado Grill location this fall as season begins to rev up.  Gremaud, who will take over the former RA Sushi space at the south end of the...
Okeechobee Steakhouse’s waiter retires tomorrow after 42 years of steaks, greetings

Okeechobee Steakhouse’s waiter retires tomorrow after 42 years of steaks, greetings

It was a detail that spoke volumes: a steakhouse waiter who presented his business card with his tableside greeting. Nestled into Booth 61 at Okeechobee Steakhouse, unaware of its romantic ghosts, a customer might glance at Wesley Thomas’ personalized card and capture the essence of the place. It was gracious. It was professional.  There was Thomas, in person and in print, a silver-crested...
This is the best steakhouse in Florida

This is the best steakhouse in Florida

There’s nothing more intimate than the moment your server brings out a thick cut of bloody beef and you lean forward to get a closer look while inhaling the smell of steak, salt and coal smoke. Aaaahhh... I’m not a salad kind of guy,  which is why it’s my pleasure to announce the best steakhouse in Florida, according to the Thrillist. Bern’s Steak House is in...
GMA’s Amy Robach on breast cancer: ‘The last thing I expected to hear’

GMA’s Amy Robach on breast cancer: ‘The last thing I expected to hear’

She didn’t want to do it. Even now, Amy Robach admits that she initially nixed the idea of doing a live mammogram on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” on which she was then a correspondent, because “I truly had no history in my family that it would be possible, let alone probable” that she had breast cancer. But when colleague and cancer survivor Robin Roberts &ldquo...
Would President Trump be jealous of the perks on ‘Air Horse One’?

Would President Trump be jealous of the perks on ‘Air Horse One’?

Editor’s Note: Sure, President Donald Trump’s got Air Force One. (And even his own private plane, Trump Force One.) But even he might be jealous of the accommodations on Air Horse One, which flies horses in and out of Palm Beach County during the height of the equestrian and horse racing season. Here is Staci Sturrock’s story from February 2015: It’s boarding time for the Boeing...
The Thing to Have: at Sailfish Marina

The Thing to Have: at Sailfish Marina

The place: Sailfish Marina, Singer Island Why you’re there: One really doesn’t come to Sailfish Marina for the food. That’s the least memorable part of the visit to a place where charter yachts gleam in the sun, water taxis are ready to shuttle beach-goers to Peanut Island, live music drifts in the breeze and kids feed the ravenous crevalle jack swimming below the dock. The...
Leggings controversy: I’m siding with United Airlines on this one

Leggings controversy: I’m siding with United Airlines on this one

Here we go again. Or don’t go, because your outfit’s too skimpy to get on the plane. Less than a year after JetBlue Airlines made an Oregon burlesque dancer cover up her booty shorts or else get kicked off her flight home, another carrier has found the travel attire of young would-be passengers to be lacking. Lacking material, that is. RELATED: Should there be a dress code for flying?...
TO DO LIST: Art on Wheels at Howley’s; Casino night in Delray

TO DO LIST: Art on Wheels at Howley’s; Casino night in Delray

1. DROP IN “Skate or Die: Art On Wheels,” Howley’s See forms of wheeled transportation, including skateboards, roller skates, wakeskates and more, turned into works of art. The event is 8 p.m. Tuesday until 1 a.m. Wednesday. 4700 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. Free. Information: http://sub-culture.org/howleys 2. HOLD ON Clematis by Night, West Palm Beach Waterfront Already need...
West Palm writer has special friendship with celebrity Robert Wagner

West Palm writer has special friendship with celebrity Robert Wagner

It took 10 magical minutes in Norma Shearer’s boudoir, and that was it: Robert J. Wagner was a goner. “Stardust fell on me,” the actor says. “I was 7 years old, and I’ve kept that picture of her in my mind all these years.” There she was, sitting up in bed — all regal, blond, porcelain and powdered. Shearer was the mother of his classmate, Irving Thalberg...
Photos: When a masked Michael Jackson shopped West Palm, Gardens malls

Photos: When a masked Michael Jackson shopped West Palm, Gardens malls

Editor’s Note: This week, the Palm Beach International Film Festival begins. The festival has attracted a lot of high-wattage stars over the years, but nothing like the night in 2003 when The King Of Pop crashed the party. Rumors had swirled for months that Michael Jackson had been house-hunting in the area (We could have been Neverland East!). He was spotted on the island at Sprinkles Ice Cream...
PHOTOS: PrideFest of the Palm Beaches Parade in Lake Worth

PHOTOS: PrideFest of the Palm Beaches Parade in Lake Worth

TO DO LIST: Disney on Ice, Nitty Gritty Band, Chris Rock

TO DO LIST: Disney on Ice, Nitty Gritty Band, Chris Rock

1. HEAR IT Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Parker Playhouse This iconic, Grammy-award winning band is marking its 50th anniversary the only way they know how, making music. The band whose hits include “Mr. Bojangles” and “Fishin In The Dark” is considered the catalyst for country rock and American roots music. The show is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets...
Five top things to do on Saturday

Five top things to do on Saturday

1. ON A BOAT Palm Beach International Boat Show, West Palm Beach Waterfront One of the top five boat shows in the country, the event will feature more than $1.2 billion worth of boats, yachts and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers. The show, now in its 32nd year, will also feature seminars, kids fishing clinics, live music and more. The show continues 10 a.m. to 7 p.m...
To Do List: Drumline at PBSC; Linda Lavin live; yoga and brew

To Do List: Drumline at PBSC; Linda Lavin live; yoga and brew

1. NOT SAD, NOT SHY Linda Lavin “My First Farewell Concert,” Crest Theatre at Old School Square This Tony Award-winning actress and singer’s new show features some of her best-known songs and stories. In addition to the stage she played the title character on the hit show “Alice.” The shows are 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. Tickets start...
Maltz Jupiter’s ‘Gypsy’ soars with powerhouse performance by Vicki Lewis

Maltz Jupiter’s ‘Gypsy’ soars with powerhouse performance by Vicki Lewis

There are many ways for a performance to tower over a production, and physical height is the least of them. Consider instead five-foot-one-inch Vicki Lewis, who looms over the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s “Gypsy” with raw ferocity as Mama Rose Hovick, the ultimate stage mother, who pimps her previously ignored daughter into becoming the celebrated striptease artist, Gypsy Rose Lee. Longtime...
Rachel Dolezal: The problem was that she lied about racial identity

Rachel Dolezal: The problem was that she lied about racial identity

Editor’s Note: Rachel Dolezal became an international story when the former NAACP chapter president from Spokane, Wash., who said she identified as a black person, was revealed to have white parents. Two years later, she says she is struggling financially after the scandal. Here is the commentary piece Leslie Gray Streeter wrote in June 2015 about Dolezal. RELATED: RACHEL DOLEZAL STRUGGLES TWO...
What celebrity icon is being honored in Boca Raton?

What celebrity icon is being honored in Boca Raton?

Looking for a break from the standard multiplex movie fare? For five days next week, you can have that at the annual Palm Beach International Film Festival, which brings together a globe-trotting variety of independent movies, as well as question-and-answer sessions with producers and directors, a filmmakers panel and a lifetime achievement award to singer/actress Connie Francis. The festival opens...
Delray private detective dressed as little old lady, solved murders

Delray private detective dressed as little old lady, solved murders

Famed Delray Beach private investigator Virginia Snyder was 69 and working on her 85th murder case when Burt Reynolds came to visit. Reynolds, dashing and handsome, looked the part of the fictional TV private investigator he played on his B.L. Stryker show that day in 1989. Snyder, the real deal, definitely didn’t. With her white hair and straw hat, she could have been any South Florida retiree...
First look: Fresh Nation café in Juno Beach

First look: Fresh Nation café in Juno Beach

Wander into Fresh Nation, the new health-conscious café tucked next to a gym in Juno Beach, and expect to be pleasantly surprised. This is not your standard smoothie-and-salad spot. It does not inflict acai on your breakfast or pre-workout meal. Sure, there are smoothies, salads and acai bowls, but these items share the menu with other, more complex and tempting dishes.  Not in the mood...
He once lived behind a building. Now he’s getting a college degree.

He once lived behind a building. Now he’s getting a college degree.

Lanorris Lester isn’t sure about this. Even as he sits here, tie perfectly tied, pants perfectly pressed, ready to tell his story, his smile’s a little nervous, his laugh genuine though still a little hesitant. But here, in the comfort of the place he used to live, he feels somewhat comfortable talking about it, that pain that led Lester here and the things he learned that helped him move...
3 things you probably didn’t know about West Palm

3 things you probably didn’t know about West Palm

So how well do you know the city of West Palm Beach? Not as well as you might think. And it only takes one bike ride to figure this out. Thanks to Visit Palm Beach’s Downtown WPB guided bicycle tour, we know a few of West Palm’s sweet little secrets. You’ll have to take the tour to find out the rest. Mango Promenade Street is so narrow that cars can’t fit down it...
Annual TurtleFest celebrates marine life

Annual TurtleFest celebrates marine life

It’s all about the ocean and its creatures at Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s 14th annual TurtleFest, which offers a day full of family friendly activities. The focus is on promoting conservation through interactions with threatened and endangered sea turtles. The Turtle Yard will be open, providing an up-close view of the sea turtles currently being treated in the center’s hospital...
PrideFest celebrates community’s diversity

PrideFest celebrates community’s diversity

Celebrate the diversity in the community this weekend at PrideFest of The Palm Beaches, a festival that brings more than 20,000 people to downtown Lake Worth for food, entertainment, a parade and activities for all ages. Since 1992, the event has served as the county’s largest gay and lesbian visibility event, and it highlights more than 140 businesses that support the LGBT community. Handling...
Wawa grub: Hoagies and home

Wawa grub: Hoagies and home

We may have made a rookie mistake at Wawa, the larger-than-life convenience store with the cult-like following. We may have called it a gas station. Not a good idea amid a gaggle of Wawa devotees. The family clad in bright-orange “Wawa Superfan” t-shirts at Wednesday’s pre-opening party in Palm Springs did not drive to the store from their Wellington home for gas. In fact, they&rsquo...
William Shatner: Why I was at Mar-A-Lago after Leonard Nimoy died

William Shatner: Why I was at Mar-A-Lago after Leonard Nimoy died

Happy birthday, William Shatner! The ‘Star Trek’ icon is 86 years old today. Here is what he told us last year about the time he visited Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago the same weekend that his friend and ‘Trek’ co-star Leonard Nimoy was being buried, which got Shatner a lot of online criticism: “I was at a wonderful event that raised a lot of money, but it was one of...
These 100-year-old twins didn’t get along much for 100 years

These 100-year-old twins didn’t get along much for 100 years

Editor’s Note: In 2015, Palm Beach Post reporter Staci Sturrock set out to tell a heartwarming story of two 100-year-old twins, who were born on March 27, 1915, celebrating their special centennial birthday. She found something quite different. One of the twins, Josephine Bencivenga, passed away a year after this story originally ran. If you’re here for a heartwarming story about the mysterious...
Why is this former Miami Marlin working on porn movies?

Why is this former Miami Marlin working on porn movies?

Cullen McRae used to spend hours breaking down video of major-league baseball players, zooming in on a slight drop of a shoulder, scant elevation of an arm or a tightly twisting hip. These days, he’s still focused on body parts in motion — but it’s a whole new ballgame. McRae has gone from one American pastime to another. The former Miami Marlins video coordinator is a...
Slurp it up: Ramen Lab Eatery debuts in Boca Raton

Slurp it up: Ramen Lab Eatery debuts in Boca Raton

Ramen Lab Eatery opened its doors in Boca Raton just a few days ago and already it’s a hit. So much so that the fast-casual restaurant is running out of noodles before closing time, says the manager.  Of course, these are not your random, off-the-shelf, packaged noodles. These springy ramen noodles are handmade on premises every day – sometimes more than once a day. They are submerged...
What we loved at these restaurants in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens 

What we loved at these restaurants in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens 

Our Palm Beach Post writers anonymously visit a restaurant in your neighborhood each week in search of the best menu item. We have rounded up the best neighborhood eats in Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens and tell you why they liked each one! Reason to go from Post reporter: “The Lechon Asado ($12.99) with shredded pork with onions, served with rice, black beans and tostones. The pork...
What TV sitcom celebrity is appearing at Maltz Jupiter Theater?

What TV sitcom celebrity is appearing at Maltz Jupiter Theater?

Although based on the memoirs of renowned striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, the 1959 musical “Gypsy” was adapted for the stage by Arthur Laurents, who put the show’s focus on her driven mother, Mama Rose Hovick, who tried to live her dreams through her daughters. To direct the classic American musical at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, producing artistic director Andrew Kato tapped Marcia...
Davy Jones: Daughter reveals private Monkee five years after his death

Davy Jones: Daughter reveals private Monkee five years after his death

Five years ago, Davy Jones unexpectedly died after a heart attack at his horse ranch in western Martin County. Now, his daughter Annabel Jones is marking the anniversary by revealing the Monkee you didn’t know — the loving father who raised “independent, driven, outspoken girls.” RELATED: HOW DAVY JONES LIVED, LOVED AND DIED HERE The 28-year-old told Closer Weekly that Jones...
Chef Lindsay Autry hosts ‘Southern Nights’ dinner at The Regional

Chef Lindsay Autry hosts ‘Southern Nights’ dinner at The Regional

The Palm Beach Post’s Dinner Series continues in April, when Chef Lindsay Autry hosts readers for a multicourse supper at The Regional Kitchen & Public House in West Palm Beach. The “Southern Nights” dinner takes place Tuesday, April 25. It will showcase Autry’s signature cuisine, which reflects her North Carolina roots as well as her experiences in coastal South Florida and...
Why Jimmy Breslin covered murder trial at Palm Beach County courthouse

Why Jimmy Breslin covered murder trial at Palm Beach County courthouse

Courthouses are used to reporters. They go with the territory like bailiffs and juries. But it’s not every day that a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter shows up at the Palm Beach County courthouse. That happened in September 1986 when New York legend Jimmy Breslin, who died last weekend, came to cover the trial of a man accused of murdering his mother-in-law. RELATED: Breslin was the “New...
TO DO LIST: Phantom of ‘Opera’; fishing clinic; Carrot Top

TO DO LIST: Phantom of ‘Opera’; fishing clinic; Carrot Top

1. BLAST OFF Jefferson Starship, Bowery Live Formed in the early ’70s from former Airplane members, these rockers have been delivering the goods for over 40 years. Come and enjoy the classics including “Count On Me,” “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” “Sara,” “With Your Love” and more. The show is 8 p.m. Saturday. 567 Hibiscus St., West Palm...
Spring Break: What celebrities are on vacation in Palm Beach County?

Spring Break: What celebrities are on vacation in Palm Beach County?

Celebrities want to live like us: That’s why they come down here routinely for their own version of Spring Break. Especially rock stars. Rolling Stone magazine reports in its current issue that The Who’s Roger Daltrey was here taking a sun break on the beach. He was spotted in light blue tropical trunks and dark glasses. At the time, Daltrey was in town to perform at The Breakers for the...
TO DO LIST: Art after dark; archery in park; steel-drum cruise

TO DO LIST: Art after dark; archery in park; steel-drum cruise

1. CLASSIC “Gypsy,” Maltz Jupiter Theatre This Broadway smash, inspired by memoirs of the legendary burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee, features such unforgettable songs by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim as “Together, Wherever We Go,” “All I Need Is the Girl,” “Rose’s Turn” and “You Gotta Get a Gimmick.” The show opens 7:30 p.m. Tuesday...
NEW: VP Pence takes photo at Mar-a-Lago with actor Nick Loeb

NEW: VP Pence takes photo at Mar-a-Lago with actor Nick Loeb

Actor and former Delray Beach City Commission candidate Nick Loeb snapped a selfie with Vice President Mike Pence while at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday night. The photo, posted to Loeb’s Instagram account, shows Loeb smiling next to the vice president, who was making his first visit to President Donald Trump’s part-time Palm Beach home since Pence and Trump took office in January. ...
Top 5 things to do on Saturday

Top 5 things to do on Saturday

1. CLASSICS UNITE The Charlie Daniels Band with The Marshall Tucker Band, Pompano Beach Amphitheatre One of The Amp’s most popular concerts last year, these two titans of country music are back and ready to give South Florida a heaping helping of classics including “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” “Simple Man,” “Heard It in a Love Song,” “Can’t You...
Dining review: Peruvian perfection in Lake Park

Dining review: Peruvian perfection in Lake Park

Two years into its Lake Park adventure, Ceviche Arigato is no more pizzazz-y than when it first opened in a quiet, dim plaza. It’s still difficult to spot from busy Northlake Boulevard. One must drive well into the usually empty parking lot and reach the door to sense its presence. This is the way of hidden gems. Once inside, you will be welcomed warmly with a dish of pan-toasted Peruvian corn...
Swank’s ‘Farm Market’ Brunch returns this weekend

Swank’s ‘Farm Market’ Brunch returns this weekend

Swank Farm’s  series of “Farm Market”  brunches continues Sunday with U-pick strawberries and live music, all in Loxahatchee Groves’ rural setting.   And like some of the more popular brunches, it will be a casual affair. In this one, however, you purchase a ticket for the dish of your choice.  Brunch ticket prices range from the following: Free...
St. Patrick’s Day 2017: Best things to do in Palm Beach County

St. Patrick’s Day 2017: Best things to do in Palm Beach County

Grab your favorite green party favors, put on that fabulous green outfit and head to these fun parties, parades and events for St. Patrick’s Day!  St. Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a day to celebrate Irish culture on or around March 17. Some of the festivities start this weekend, here you go: The parade will take place March 17 at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Lake...
Our favorite Irish pubs in Palm Beach County for St. Patrick’s Day

Our favorite Irish pubs in Palm Beach County for St. Patrick’s Day

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than visiting a real Irish pub. And the ones on our list have some fun, festive St. Patrick’s Day parties planned. Here are five of our favorite Irish pubs in Palm Beach County: This family owned pub offers authentic Irish food in a comfortable setting. And you’re in luck if you love Irish whiskey. Complete Finnegan’s Whiskey Tour...
Spring Break 2017: Free things to do with kids March 20-26

Spring Break 2017: Free things to do with kids March 20-26

It’s that time of year! Spring Break is officially here. Palm Beach County schools are out March 20-24. Here are some fun free ideas of where to take the kids during break: What: A candy hunt, butterfly stilt walkers, jugglers, a DJ and magicians Where: The Bloomingdale’s Court at the Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens When: Friday, March 24, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. What...
VIDEO: Watch tricky squirrels scare shoppers at CityPlace

VIDEO: Watch tricky squirrels scare shoppers at CityPlace

All sorts frequent CityPlace. There’s Joel Daves, West Palm’s former mayor, and his basset hound Ophelia. There’s the guy who seems to have set up his office at Starbucks with a baseball cap, polo shirt and tennis shorts, his laptop always open. Another who carries his Pomeranian like a furry football - the tiny beast seems frozen stiff, taxidermied even, tongue hanging out...
‘THE RADICAL CENTER’OF TRUMP RESISTANCE

‘THE RADICAL CENTER’OF TRUMP RESISTANCE

It would be difficult to imagine three more unlikely political activists. Robb Allan, John Studdard and Chic Kelty are prosperous, straight, white, middle-aged businessmen who met at a club for private pilots. Two are former Republicans. They weren’t political activists. Or particularly active in politics at all. “We were happy plodding along in our largely uncontroversial lives,&rdquo...

Miami City Ballet’s ‘Program No. 4’ is three in one

Miami City Ballet will present “Program No. 4” at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. The show features three ballets — “Divertimento No. 15,” “Arden Court” and “Who Cares?” Named after the Mozart piece it is set to, “Divertimento No. 15” was created by George Balanchine. It uses many steps from one of his previous works, “Caracole...

Art Boca will provide beauty, beholders wanted

If you’re in the mood to check out contemporary, modern and emerging art from the 20th and 21st centuries, head down to Art Boca Raton Contemporary Art Fair this weekend. Now in its second year, the fair will showcase artwork that includes sculptures, photography, works on paper and installations. Local exhibitors, such as Art Link International and Art Synergy, will have displays as well as...
West Palm Beach teen inspires classmates to exercise, fight obesity

West Palm Beach teen inspires classmates to exercise, fight obesity

These eighth grade students at St. Ann’s Catholic School in downtown West Palm Beach are used to gym class, but this particular instructor leading them through a routine of calisthenics is new - not completely new, since they’ve seen him pretty much every day since the fourth grade. The difference is that, usually, he’s doing the exercises right next to them. “There are a lot...
Spring Break 2017: Best ways to enjoy your time off in Palm Beach County!

Spring Break 2017: Best ways to enjoy your time off in Palm Beach County!

It’s time to stock up on sunscreen and dig out the beach towels.Spring break is busting out all over Florida this month. College students from the East Coast and Midwest have begun their annual coastal invasion while Palm Beach County public school students are off March 20 until Monday, March 27.There are plenty of options to fill your sunny days. What do we want after a day in the sun? A drink...
What’s the Florida connection to box office champ ‘Kong: Skull Island’?

What’s the Florida connection to box office champ ‘Kong: Skull Island’?

”Kong: Skull Island,” which just raked in $61 million as the weekend box office champ, is the latest movie in which characters would rather be in South Florida, which is always preferable to a fog-shrouded jungle ruled by a big, unpredictable ape. RELATED: THE 30 BEST FLORIDA MOVIES, RANKED But who knew the movie would also provide a teaching moment in Florida geography? Isn’t that...
Did ABC just disrespect the first black ‘Bachelorette’?

Did ABC just disrespect the first black ‘Bachelorette’?

Imagine you’re the last of a large family to get married, and everyone at your sister’s wedding is excited about your upcoming one, which is sure to be as lavish and over-the-top as everyone else’s. So in between “The Electric Slide’ and “The Cupid Shuffle,” your dad grabs the mic and says “Surprise! Your dream wedding starts NOW!” All of...
What did Burt Reynolds say Gov. Rick Scott was “dumber” than?

What did Burt Reynolds say Gov. Rick Scott was “dumber” than?

Burt Reynolds: He’s still calling them like he sees them. The latest newsworthy tidbit from the outspoken hometown movie star came earlier this month when he attended a party for the Florida Music Awards in Fort Lauderdale. Reynolds took on Gov. Rick Scott, according to ABC news affiliate local10.com, for not sufficiently promoting the Florida film industry and not pushing for a renewal...
Marco Rubio blasts Snoop Dogg over video where rapper ‘shoots’ Trump

Marco Rubio blasts Snoop Dogg over video where rapper ‘shoots’ Trump

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is the latest to weigh in on a controversial new music video where the rapper Snoop Dogg pretends to shoot a character dressed as President Donald Trump. The video for the song “Lavender” by the Canadian group BADBADNOTGOOD features Snoop Dogg pointing a fake gun at a Trump-esque clown character. When Snoop pulls the trigger, a flag unfurls reading “BANG!&rdquo...
New, unusual taco restaurant opening soon in Palm Beach

New, unusual taco restaurant opening soon in Palm Beach

A funky taco joint in Palm Beach? It’s happening this fall, says Miami’s Coyo Taco, the casual restaurant concept launched two years ago in the city’s hot Wynwood district.  Coyo Taco, which also operates a location in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood, plans to open at the Royal Poinciana Plaza in Palm Beach, according to a restaurant statement. The plaza also is home...
Spring Break 2017: Five best uncrowded beaches in Palm Beach County

Spring Break 2017: Five best uncrowded beaches in Palm Beach County

Headed to the beach for Spring Break? We found some of the best ones to enjoy without the usual crowds. Relax and have fun! Vital statistics: 15 acres, 600 feet of guarded beach, open sunrise to sunset Parking: Free The primary draw of this quiet beach – the county’s northernmost — is the snorkeling. With clear waters and multiple rock formations within wading distance...
National Pi Day: A day to indulge in pie at these local restaurants

National Pi Day: A day to indulge in pie at these local restaurants

It may not compute, but we’ve got pie on the brain on National Pi Day. Yes, we know the holiday is really math. But, let’s be honest, our though bubble says “banana cream” or “Dutch apple” right now. Not math. Another reason to seize on the occasion: the actual National Pie Day blurred by us on Jan. 23.  Whatever today’s holiday’s true...
Here’s the reason why Subculture Coffee closed in Delray Beach

Here’s the reason why Subculture Coffee closed in Delray Beach

Subculture Coffee Note: This post has been updated. Subculture Coffee blamed “greedy landlords” on its Facebook page for the coffee shop’s closure Monday in downtown Delray Beach.
Subculture Coffee in Delray Beach 'forced to close’ 

Subculture Coffee in Delray Beach 'forced to close’ 

Trendy Subculture Coffee Roasters suddenly closed its Delray Beach location Monday, two years after its opening on Atlantic Avenue.  According to statement posted on the shop’s door and the company’s Facebook page, owners are looking for a new location.  The statement suggested the shop, co-owned by restaurateur Rodney Mayo and master coffee roaster Sean Scott, was...
What’s delicious in the L-Dub? These six spots, for starters

What’s delicious in the L-Dub? These six spots, for starters

A newcomer to Lake Worth might be surprised at the eclectic range of dining options available in the quirky, seaside city. It’s a city that manages to mingle bohemian spirits with beach-bar vibes and the occasional fine-dining sparkle. What’s cooking in the L-Dub? Here are six spots to consider: This beachy restaurant does breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner with a helping of calming...
Magical Florida history tour: 8 places to feel, touch Florida’s past

Magical Florida history tour: 8 places to feel, touch Florida’s past

Oh, the contradictions of Florida. It’s seen as a young state, more recently settled than, say, those in New England, but it contains North America’s oldest city. It seems more northern than Louisiana or Mississippi, but remnants of our plantation past linger. So do whispers of the Native Americans whose mysterious mounds still line a section of the Gulf of Mexico not far from the...
TO DO LIST: Paul Anka, Disco Inferno, Deadphish Orchestra

TO DO LIST: Paul Anka, Disco Inferno, Deadphish Orchestra

1. BURN BABY BURN ‘Disco Inferno: A ’70s Celebration,’ Duncan Theatre Get movin’ and groovin’ and come celebrate the decade filled with hit songs by Donna Summer, the BeeGees, Gloria Gaynor, Barry Manilow, The Village People and more. This show features a full disco band and several talented vocalists. The show is 8 p.m. Friday. 4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth. $35. Information...
Photos: Art Fest by the Sea in Juno Beach

Photos: Art Fest by the Sea in Juno Beach

TO DO LIST: Clematis by Night, ZZ Top, Billy Ocean

TO DO LIST: Clematis by Night, ZZ Top, Billy Ocean

1. JUMP, JIVE, WAIL The Jive Aces, Kravis Center, Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall The six-member group is the United Kingdom’s top jive and swing band, and they are renowned for their explosive energy and dynamic stage shows. Think Swing Era with Rat Pack glitz plus a dash of rhythm and blues. Shows are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday. 710 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. $29. Information...
TO DO LIST: Lorna Luft, Japanese art deco, Patti Labelle

TO DO LIST: Lorna Luft, Japanese art deco, Patti Labelle

1. SPEND THE NIGHT “An Evening with Lorna Luft,” Crest Theatre at Old School Square The daughter of Judy Garland and half sister of Liza Minnelli, Luft’s show will feature music from The Great American Songbook, Broadway classics, productions in which she has starred, plus a few special songs from her heritage. The shows are 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach...
Cash me outside: Teen’s father files lawsuit to gain more rights

Cash me outside: Teen’s father files lawsuit to gain more rights

The father of the Boynton Beach teen who became an internet sensation after her appearance on the Dr. Phil Show wants a family court to grant him a decision-making role in the girl’s life, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in circuit court. Ira Peskowitz, a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy, is battling to gain shared parental responsibility for 13-year-old Danielle Bregoli, whose televised...
6 best Palm Beach County restaurants on the beach for breakfast

6 best Palm Beach County restaurants on the beach for breakfast

There’s just something about heading to the beach for breakfast. Watching the sun rise in the sky and hearing the waves hit the shore, it feels like you’re being served possibility on a plate. Here are six Palm Beach County eateries where the only thing better than the eggs are the excellent water views (and the perfect place to walk off all those calories): The almond-coated...
5 new things to experience at Epcot’s most colorful event

5 new things to experience at Epcot’s most colorful event

Flower lovers, it’s the most magical time of year at Epcot. The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival runs a record 90 days this year — until May 29 — with more blossoms, more treats, more tours and more topiaries. That’s 30 million blooms, 15 outdoor kitchens serving specialty food and drink, and more than 100 topiaries — including a Belle with a face....
Spring Break 2017: Florida beaches - learn what’s interesting about these!

Spring Break 2017: Florida beaches - learn what’s interesting about these!

We love our Florida beaches! With Palm Beach County’s 45-mile long Atlantic shoreline, there are lots of beautiful beaches to choose. And if you like uncrowded beaches, or want to enjoy the perfect spot to grab breakfast at the beach, we found those too!  Here we break down the main attractions and facts on each beach from Tequesta to Boca Raton. Vital statistics: 15 acres...
See what’s left of Hollywood ghost town “Picture City” in Hobe Sound

See what’s left of Hollywood ghost town “Picture City” in Hobe Sound

There is always the road not taken. And sometimes there’s the road not finished - hardtop, shell and sand byways in Hobe Sound that never went beyond the drawing board during the Florida land boom of the 1920s. The roads were in a town called Olympia, also known as Picture City, a metropolis that would rise from the mangroves along the Intracoastal, where Hobe Sound stands today. Planners envisioned...
TO DO LIST: ‘Rigoletto,’ ‘Guys and Dolls,’ ‘Game of Thrones Live’

TO DO LIST: ‘Rigoletto,’ ‘Guys and Dolls,’ ‘Game of Thrones Live’

1. SEE IT Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” Kravis Center Performed by the Palm Beach Opera, this is a must-see masterpiece of passion and vengeance filled with some of opera’s most famous arias including “La donna è mobile,” and “Questa o quella.” The shows are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. $20. Information...
Why did ‘Zookeeper’s Wife’ author study the sex of Florida alligators?

Why did ‘Zookeeper’s Wife’ author study the sex of Florida alligators?

As Diane Ackerman tells it, nature and writing have gone hand in hand for her since she was a little girl. Ackerman says she grew up in Waukegan, Illinois, “at a time when it was popular to go outside and play.” She spent a lot of time outdoors and was always writing poems and stories. She recalls her mother telling her that a neighbor telephoned her and said, “I saw your daughter...
Happy birthday Oscar Isaac: ‘Star Wars’ hero went to Santaluces High

Happy birthday Oscar Isaac: ‘Star Wars’ hero went to Santaluces High

Editor’s Note: Oscar Isaac turns 38 today. Did you know he spent his high school years in Palm Beach County? Here’s the story, adapted from one published originally in the Palm Beach Post in May 2016.   It happened to Lou Lifson when he was watching a “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” rerun, saw a familiar face and “asked my wife to back it up.” Jodie Dixon...
Why I won’t watch fat-shaming of WE tv’s ‘Mama June’

Why I won’t watch fat-shaming of WE tv’s ‘Mama June’

I am not in the habit of tweeting advice to celebrities about their personal or professional choices. Plus, assuming that level of familiarity with a stranger is creepy. But when your profession is your personal life, or at least the carefully-edited and allegedly real televised version of it, then it’s fair to say that I and everyone else who watches that television show does know that life...
Recipes: Irish cookbooks inspire culinary charms of the Emerald Isle

Recipes: Irish cookbooks inspire culinary charms of the Emerald Isle

I purchase a sizable slab of Murphy & David’s Corned Beef brisket from my local Publix and slow-braise it to a tender, aromatic finish, adding potatoes and cabbage during the final stretch of cooking. We gobble it up with hearty mustard and crusty bread. Like pumpkins in autumn and hot dogs on the Fourth of July, corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day just feels right – like a delicious...
Five Florida beach towns you can actually afford to live in

Five Florida beach towns you can actually afford to live in

It's funny to me when people think I make six figures after seeing my Instagram photos. I have apartment views for days. Yes, I live across the street from the Intracoastal, but umm... like many Palm Beach County millennials, I bring home bacon bits, not bacon.  Thrillist's list of affordable beach towns didn't include West Palm Beach. No surprise there. But several other Florida cities...
New pizza restaurant? It’s coming to West Palm, inspired by Ivana Trump

New pizza restaurant? It’s coming to West Palm, inspired by Ivana Trump

It will take hundreds of degrees to fire up a crispy crust at Rossano Rubicondi’s upcoming pizzeria in downtown West Palm Beach.  But it has taken far fewer degrees to fascinate the world about the business, called Rossano To Go. That’s because Rubicondi is separated by less than six degrees from Mar-a-Lago and its first family. He is the ex-husband of Ivana Trump...
Okeechobee Music Festival: 12 random things we loved

Okeechobee Music Festival: 12 random things we loved

Okeechobee Music Fest, the experiment-turned music festival that brings wanderers, yogis, artists, musicians and  good vibe tribes from all over the country to the middle of nowhere, happened the first weekend of March.  For some, it was a reason to go camping with old friends. For others it was an opportunity to celebrate interconnectedness through meditation and art. For the rest, it was...
TO DO LIST: Edwin McCain and Dropkick Murphys in town

TO DO LIST: Edwin McCain and Dropkick Murphys in town

1. THE BOYS ARE BACK The Dropkick Murphys, Revolution Live Boston’s finest will grace the Sunshine State with its incredible blend of Irish folk and punk rock with songs like “Rocky Road to Dublin,” “Irish Rover,” “Going Out in Style,” “Worker’s Song,” and many, many more. The show is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale...
How these Colombian restaurant owners embraced a disabled Trump supporter 

How these Colombian restaurant owners embraced a disabled Trump supporter 

It was a breezy and, at times, drizzling afternoon around 3:30 p.m. on March 3 when supporters of President Donald Trump  gathered on Bingham Island off Southern Boulevard waiting for Trump’s motorcade to drive by.   With “Make America Great Again” signs and American flags, the crowd was excited to get a glimpse of President Trump through the black-tinted windows...
Can Palm Beach Gardens woman change the world with acts of kindness?

Can Palm Beach Gardens woman change the world with acts of kindness?

Christmastime is typically thought of as the season of brotherhood, peace and togetherness. But as Frances Stern Lashinsky sat at a restaurant and watched the other diners, goodwill toward men, women or whoever was sitting on the other side of the table was the last thing she was seeing. “I was looking around, and most people weren’t opening doors for each other. Everybody’s got...
TO DO LIST: Clint Black in Stuart; full moon bike ride in Jupiter

TO DO LIST: Clint Black in Stuart; full moon bike ride in Jupiter

1. GONE COUNTRY Clint Black, Lyric Theatre This legendary country singer has been honing his craft for over three decades and has sold more than 20 million albums. He also has appeared in the films “Maverick,” “Going Home” and “Flicka 2.” Shows are 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. 59 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart. Tickets start at $67. Information: www.lyrictheatre.com...