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Sarah Peters

Sarah Peters covers Palm Beach Gardens for The Palm Beach Post.

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NEW: Despite pleas from parents, PBSC closing its Gardens preschool
 Palm Beach State College will close a preschool on its Gardens campus and convert it into office space, despite pleas from parents who offered to pay higher tuition to keep the school open. RELATED: Parents persuade college to postpone closing beloved Gardens school Late last year, President Ava Parker told parents she planned to close the...

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Palm Beach State College will close a preschool on its Gardens campus and convert it into office space, despite pleas from parents who offered to pay higher tuition to keep the school open. RELATED: Parents persuade college to postpone closing beloved Gardens school Late last year, President Ava Parker told parents she planned to close the...
Florida teacher donates kidney to student’s mother
 Donna Hoagland wasn’t even supposed to be Troy Volk’s fourth-grade teacher -- she was just filling in while his regular teacher was on maternity leave -- but the two are forever linked, now that she gave a kidney that’s keeping his mother alive. Hoagland knew enough to ask what was wrong when the young math fanatic was too...

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Donna Hoagland wasn’t even supposed to be Troy Volk’s fourth-grade teacher -- she was just filling in while his regular teacher was on maternity leave -- but the two are forever linked, now that she gave a kidney that’s keeping his mother alive. Hoagland knew enough to ask what was wrong when the young math fanatic was too...
Gardens teacher gives gift of life to student’s mom
 Donna Hoagland wasn’t even supposed to be Troy Volk’s fourth-grade teacher - just filling in while his was on maternity leave - but the two are forever linked, now that she gave a kidney that’s keeping his mom alive. Hoagland knew enough to ask what was wrong when the young math fanatic was too distracted to answer basic...

Posted: 5 days ago

Donna Hoagland wasn’t even supposed to be Troy Volk’s fourth-grade teacher - just filling in while his was on maternity leave - but the two are forever linked, now that she gave a kidney that’s keeping his mom alive. Hoagland knew enough to ask what was wrong when the young math fanatic was too distracted to answer basic...
Rory McIlroy's Gardens mansion is for sale. It will cost you $13 million
 PGA pro Rory McIlroy’s waterfront mansion and the lot next to it are for sale for $12.9 million, GOLF Magazine has reported. See the photos on Zillow here. McIlroy bought the 6-bedroom house along the Intracoastal Waterway five years ago for $9.5 million. The house down a lane off Prosperity Farms Road has a pool, outdoor fireplace...

Posted: 5 days ago

PGA pro Rory McIlroy’s waterfront mansion and the lot next to it are for sale for $12.9 million, GOLF Magazine has reported. See the photos on Zillow here. McIlroy bought the 6-bedroom house along the Intracoastal Waterway five years ago for $9.5 million. The house down a lane off Prosperity Farms Road has a pool, outdoor fireplace...
NEW: Actress Mariel Hemingway speaks up for suffering kids in Gardens
 Actress Mariel Hemingway’s own family history is riddled with mental illness, addiction and abuse, but spending two days at a West Palm Beach home for abused children was an eye-opener, she said Friday. RELATED: Center for kids in foster care expanding Hemingway, granddaughter of Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ernest Hemingway...

Posted: 5 days ago

Actress Mariel Hemingway’s own family history is riddled with mental illness, addiction and abuse, but spending two days at a West Palm Beach home for abused children was an eye-opener, she said Friday. RELATED: Center for kids in foster care expanding Hemingway, granddaughter of Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ernest Hemingway...
Sweet 16 ‘quilt cake,’ girls fashion show, groovy concert in Gardens
 CONCERTS IN THE COURT Groove Merchant, an ecletic band that plays jazz, pop and blues tunes, will play this week’s free Concert in the Court 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave. GIRLS FASHION SHOW Athleta will throw a launch party for The Athleta GIRL line 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the...

Posted: 6 days ago

CONCERTS IN THE COURT Groove Merchant, an ecletic band that plays jazz, pop and blues tunes, will play this week’s free Concert in the Court 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave. GIRLS FASHION SHOW Athleta will throw a launch party for The Athleta GIRL line 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the...
Man living his dream selling Rochester’s favorite hot dog on Northlake
 Tom Carlisi’s food truck is somewhat of an oddity, parked in front of undeveloped property on Northlake Boulevard west of Ibis and the Sandhill Crane Golf Club. The offerings of the “Rochester Hots” truck include boiled peanuts, Cuban coffee, jams and raw honey, but the big draw is the Zweigle’s hot dogs — a...

Posted: 6 days ago

Tom Carlisi’s food truck is somewhat of an oddity, parked in front of undeveloped property on Northlake Boulevard west of Ibis and the Sandhill Crane Golf Club. The offerings of the “Rochester Hots” truck include boiled peanuts, Cuban coffee, jams and raw honey, but the big draw is the Zweigle’s hot dogs — a...
Golden retriever rescue welcoming 100th dog from Puerto Rico
 Even lovable, loyal golden retrievers face a bleak plight in Puerto Rico, and it’s been that way long before two hurricanes battered the island and left behind catastrophic living conditions. RELATED: Group helps golden retrievers find homes Golden Rescue South Florida has been flying the dogs to new homes here since 2016, volunteer...

Posted: 6 days ago

Even lovable, loyal golden retrievers face a bleak plight in Puerto Rico, and it’s been that way long before two hurricanes battered the island and left behind catastrophic living conditions. RELATED: Group helps golden retrievers find homes Golden Rescue South Florida has been flying the dogs to new homes here since 2016, volunteer...
Clubhouse, U.S. 1 development key issues for North Palm candidates
 The next North Palm Beach Village Council will shape the future redevelopment of U.S. 1 and Northlake Boulevards and oversee the construction of a new, $15 million clubhouse at the golf course. RELATED: North Palm Beach’s future: Retail, houses in, more offices out Four candidates are vying for two seats in the March 13 election. Councilman...

Posted: 8 days ago

The next North Palm Beach Village Council will shape the future redevelopment of U.S. 1 and Northlake Boulevards and oversee the construction of a new, $15 million clubhouse at the golf course. RELATED: North Palm Beach’s future: Retail, houses in, more offices out Four candidates are vying for two seats in the March 13 election. Councilman...
New Hobby Lobby opens on Northlake Boulevard
 The wait is over for crafters, decorators and sewers holding out for a Hobby Lobby in northern Palm Beach County. The craft store at 1220 Northlake Blvd. had a soft opening Dec. 26 and a grand opening Jan. 1. It’s next door to a Burlington that opened in September in the same plaza as Chick-fil-A. The strip mall was home to Kmart before...

Posted: 8 days ago

The wait is over for crafters, decorators and sewers holding out for a Hobby Lobby in northern Palm Beach County. The craft store at 1220 Northlake Blvd. had a soft opening Dec. 26 and a grand opening Jan. 1. It’s next door to a Burlington that opened in September in the same plaza as Chick-fil-A. The strip mall was home to Kmart before...