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Jennifer Sorentrue

Jennifer Sorentrue covers Palm Beach County government.

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Realtors blame home sales drop on post-Hurricane Irma hangover
 Palm Beach County home sales fell in October, while the median sale price of a house stood at $325,000, unchanged from September’s number, according to data released Tuesday by the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale. The number of home sales in Palm Beach County dropped to 1,261 in October, down 3.8...

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Palm Beach County home sales fell in October, while the median sale price of a house stood at $325,000, unchanged from September’s number, according to data released Tuesday by the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale. The number of home sales in Palm Beach County dropped to 1,261 in October, down 3.8...
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...

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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...
Small Business Saturday deals promoted in bid for holiday sales
 As shoppers pack big-box stores this weekend looking for Black Friday discounts and doorbuster deals, small business owners in one West Palm Beach neighborhood are hoping to snag their slice of the Thanksgiving shopping rush by offering their own promotions and flash sales. This year, business owners in the city’s Northwood...

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As shoppers pack big-box stores this weekend looking for Black Friday discounts and doorbuster deals, small business owners in one West Palm Beach neighborhood are hoping to snag their slice of the Thanksgiving shopping rush by offering their own promotions and flash sales. This year, business owners in the city’s Northwood...
Holiday sales in Florida to grow by 3 to 3.5 percent
 Florida shoppers are expected to increase their holiday spending by 3 percent to 3.5 percent this year, a growth rate slightly less than the projected national average for November and December thanks in large part to Hurricane Irma, the Florida Retail Federation said Monday. Holiday sales are expected to grow by 3.6 to 4 percent nationwide...

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Florida shoppers are expected to increase their holiday spending by 3 percent to 3.5 percent this year, a growth rate slightly less than the projected national average for November and December thanks in large part to Hurricane Irma, the Florida Retail Federation said Monday. Holiday sales are expected to grow by 3.6 to 4 percent nationwide...
Thanksgiving travel: Local airports brace for busy week
 The number of Thanksgiving travelers who fly to their destination is expected to grow by 5 percent this year, leaving South Florida airport bracing for a busy holiday week.  Palm Beach International Airport officials estimate between 160,000 and 170,000 passengers will pass through the terminal’s doors this week. The busiest...

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The number of Thanksgiving travelers who fly to their destination is expected to grow by 5 percent this year, leaving South Florida airport bracing for a busy holiday week.  Palm Beach International Airport officials estimate between 160,000 and 170,000 passengers will pass through the terminal’s doors this week. The busiest...
Worldwide museum event aims to attract holiday shoppers
 As shoppers pack big-box chains and local malls looking for deals this Thanksgiving weekend, Palm Beach County’s museums are hoping a new international campaign will bring the holiday shopping rush to their stores and gift shops. More than 500 museums and cultural groups across the world, including at least five in Palm Beach County...

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As shoppers pack big-box chains and local malls looking for deals this Thanksgiving weekend, Palm Beach County’s museums are hoping a new international campaign will bring the holiday shopping rush to their stores and gift shops. More than 500 museums and cultural groups across the world, including at least five in Palm Beach County...
Restoration Hardware to open at CityPlace on Sunday — get a glimpse here
 The 80,000-square-foot Restoration Hardware gallery that will mark the gateway to the city’s growing downtown will open its doors to the public for the first time on Sunday, Nov. 19, ending more than a decade of debate over what should rise on the prime piece of real estate. The site was originally pegged for a 200...

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The 80,000-square-foot Restoration Hardware gallery that will mark the gateway to the city’s growing downtown will open its doors to the public for the first time on Sunday, Nov. 19, ending more than a decade of debate over what should rise on the prime piece of real estate. The site was originally pegged for a 200...
Free things to do with kids Thanksgiving week
 School is out for an entire week this Thanksgiving holiday, but don’t fret. There are plenty  COMPLETELY FREE things to do with your kids in Palm Beach County over the holiday week. Here are our picks for the best events.  To get lists like this delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our new Palm Beach Parenting Newsletter...

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School is out for an entire week this Thanksgiving holiday, but don’t fret. There are plenty COMPLETELY FREE things to do with your kids in Palm Beach County over the holiday week. Here are our picks for the best events.  To get lists like this delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our new Palm Beach Parenting Newsletter...
Thanksgiving travel to grow, despite higher gas prices
 More than 50 million Thanksgiving revelers are expected to hit the road this year, marking the holiday’s busiest travel weekend since 2005, according to AAA’s annual travel forecast released Thursday. In Florida, more than 2.6 million residents will travel at least 50 miles from their home for the holiday, a 3.2 percent increase...

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More than 50 million Thanksgiving revelers are expected to hit the road this year, marking the holiday’s busiest travel weekend since 2005, according to AAA’s annual travel forecast released Thursday. In Florida, more than 2.6 million residents will travel at least 50 miles from their home for the holiday, a 3.2 percent increase...
Head of cultural council to step down in January
 As the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary, the non-profit is planning to launch a national search for a new chief executive. After leading the council for 13 years, Rena Blades will step down as the non-profit’s president and CEO in January, the organization announced Wednesday. The...

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As the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary, the non-profit is planning to launch a national search for a new chief executive. After leading the council for 13 years, Rena Blades will step down as the non-profit’s president and CEO in January, the organization announced Wednesday. The...
High-speed rail bill opposed by Brightline clears first hurdle
 As All Aboard Florida’s Brightline prepares to launch service between West Palm Beach and Miami, a proposed bill regulating the company’s passenger trains and similar high-speed rail projects cleared its first hurdle on Tuesday, winning the support of a Senate committee. The decision came as All Aboard Florida officials said the...

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As All Aboard Florida’s Brightline prepares to launch service between West Palm Beach and Miami, a proposed bill regulating the company’s passenger trains and similar high-speed rail projects cleared its first hurdle on Tuesday, winning the support of a Senate committee. The decision came as All Aboard Florida officials said the...