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Barbara Marshall

Barbara Marshall writes profiles of interesting people and stories that tug at the heart strings, as well as features about Florida travel and local history.

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Trump wedding anniversary: the president’s extravagant gifts
 Editor’s note: This story originally published Jan. 22, 2017.  Whatever else you say about our newly inaugurated president, one thing’s for sure: Donald Trump knows how to give anniversary gifts. For the 10th anniversary of his Palm Beach wedding to his wife, Melania, he presented her with a blinding 25-carat...

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Editor’s note: This story originally published Jan. 22, 2017.  Whatever else you say about our newly inaugurated president, one thing’s for sure: Donald Trump knows how to give anniversary gifts. For the 10th anniversary of his Palm Beach wedding to his wife, Melania, he presented her with a blinding 25-carat...
Delray Beach residents homeless after fire
 Residents of a Delray Beach duplex are without a place to live after a fire swept through one side of their building in the 200 block of Southwest Fourth Avenue Sunday afternoon. “Heavy flames” were shooting from one of the units when firefighters arrived shortly before 3 p.m., according to Capt. Kevin Saxton of Delray Beach Fire...

Posted: 16 hours ago

Residents of a Delray Beach duplex are without a place to live after a fire swept through one side of their building in the 200 block of Southwest Fourth Avenue Sunday afternoon. “Heavy flames” were shooting from one of the units when firefighters arrived shortly before 3 p.m., according to Capt. Kevin Saxton of Delray Beach Fire...
PBSO arrests suspect, identifies victim in fatal Pahokee shooting
 A man has died following a shooting in Pahokee early Sunday morning, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responding to shots being fired at Ivy Lane and South Lake Avenue at about 1:30 a.m. in Pahokee. The victim, Anthony Martin, 34, of Pahokee was taken to Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade by...

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A man has died following a shooting in Pahokee early Sunday morning, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responding to shots being fired at Ivy Lane and South Lake Avenue at about 1:30 a.m. in Pahokee. The victim, Anthony Martin, 34, of Pahokee was taken to Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade by...
Accident that killed Port St. Lucie woman, 23, being investigated
 A crash that took the life of a Port St. Lucie woman early Saturday morning is still under investigation. Police say 23-year-old Alexis Etheridge was turning onto the 600 block of Southwest Port St. Lucie Boulevard shortly after 2 a.m. when her car was T-boned on the left side by another car. She died at the scene. The other driver, Charles...

Posted: 22 hours ago

A crash that took the life of a Port St. Lucie woman early Saturday morning is still under investigation. Police say 23-year-old Alexis Etheridge was turning onto the 600 block of Southwest Port St. Lucie Boulevard shortly after 2 a.m. when her car was T-boned on the left side by another car. She died at the scene. The other driver, Charles...
Report: Boy, 12, shot in Boynton expected to recover
 A 12-year-old boy who was shot Saturday afternoon is expected to make a full recovery, according to reports. Boynton Beach police say the boy was injured in a shooting in the 1000 block of Northwest Fourth Street. Nearby, at the Cherry Hill Mini Market, three men attempted to shoot at other men in the area, police said witnesses reported...

Posted: 22 hours ago

A 12-year-old boy who was shot Saturday afternoon is expected to make a full recovery, according to reports. Boynton Beach police say the boy was injured in a shooting in the 1000 block of Northwest Fourth Street. Nearby, at the Cherry Hill Mini Market, three men attempted to shoot at other men in the area, police said witnesses reported...
West Palm man has every childhood toy you wish you hadn’t thrown away
 On their first date, he asked her what she collected. When she said, “stamps,” he gave her another chance. “What’s your favorite TV show from when you were growing up?” he asked. When she answered, “The original Charlie’s Angels,” he told her she should start collecting “Charlie&rsquo...

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On their first date, he asked her what she collected. When she said, “stamps,” he gave her another chance. “What’s your favorite TV show from when you were growing up?” he asked. When she answered, “The original Charlie’s Angels,” he told her she should start collecting “Charlie&rsquo...
Artist illustrated President Trump tweets to help “understand him”
 Shortly after President Trump’s inauguration, cartoonist Shannon Wheeler  was trying to put together a book of his work that had been published in “The New Yorker,” “Mad” magazine and “The Onion.” “But my heart wasn’t in it,” said Wheeler, who said at the time he was...

Posted: 5 days ago

Shortly after President Trump’s inauguration, cartoonist Shannon Wheeler  was trying to put together a book of his work that had been published in “The New Yorker,” “Mad” magazine and “The Onion.” “But my heart wasn’t in it,” said Wheeler, who said at the time he was...
Local Haitians, politicians denounce Trump’s use of the ‘S’ word
 Haitian-American pastor Jean Bruny feels betrayed, sad and angry. “President Trump told us he was our champion when he was campaigning,” said Bruny, the head of the First Haitian Church of God in West Palm Beach, referring to a meeting candidate Trump had in Miami’s Little Haiti in September, 2016, when he told Haitian-American...

Posted: 9 days ago

Haitian-American pastor Jean Bruny feels betrayed, sad and angry. “President Trump told us he was our champion when he was campaigning,” said Bruny, the head of the First Haitian Church of God in West Palm Beach, referring to a meeting candidate Trump had in Miami’s Little Haiti in September, 2016, when he told Haitian-American...
Missing fisherman: Why did search take so long? Lake O is really big
 Just how vast is Lake Okeechobee? Those following the search this week for missing fisherman Nik Kayler, whose body was found Wednesday, might have wondered why the effort to find him was so difficult and took six days. After all, it’s just a lake, not an ocean. Why did it take so long? Lake Okeechobee, Palm Beach County’s avocado-shaped...

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Just how vast is Lake Okeechobee? Those following the search this week for missing fisherman Nik Kayler, whose body was found Wednesday, might have wondered why the effort to find him was so difficult and took six days. After all, it’s just a lake, not an ocean. Why did it take so long? Lake Okeechobee, Palm Beach County’s avocado-shaped...
How did Boca Museum get one of last works by this famous artist?
 Boca Raton Museum of Art assistant curator Lanya Snyder didn’t know what to expect when she visited sculptor and ceramicist Betty Woodman in her Chelsea studio in Manhattan last spring. Artists, after all, can be aloof. And Woodman’s career had been a formidable one. She was a feminist force in the once-macho world of ceramics...

Posted: 13 days ago

Boca Raton Museum of Art assistant curator Lanya Snyder didn’t know what to expect when she visited sculptor and ceramicist Betty Woodman in her Chelsea studio in Manhattan last spring. Artists, after all, can be aloof. And Woodman’s career had been a formidable one. She was a feminist force in the once-macho world of ceramics...
Why are President Trump’s Tweets going on display in West Palm Beach?
 What would it look like if Donald’s Trump’s tweets came with pictures? Cartoonist Shannon Wheeler took on that challenge in his book, “My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump, ” whose actual title is prefaced by a word we can’t use online that can be roughly translated as “stuff.&rdquo...

Posted: 14 days ago

What would it look like if Donald’s Trump’s tweets came with pictures? Cartoonist Shannon Wheeler took on that challenge in his book, “My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump, ” whose actual title is prefaced by a word we can’t use online that can be roughly translated as “stuff.&rdquo...