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Palm Beach Zoo to get a new jaguar
 The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society plans to add a new jaguar to its exhibit early next year as part of a program to help bred the endangered species. The zoo plans to import a nearly 2-year-old jaguar named Zooka (his birthday is on Sunday) from the Zoo de Granby in Quebec, Canada. He is expected to arrive in Palm Beach County in...

Posted: a day ago

The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society plans to add a new jaguar to its exhibit early next year as part of a program to help bred the endangered species. The zoo plans to import a nearly 2-year-old jaguar named Zooka (his birthday is on Sunday) from the Zoo de Granby in Quebec, Canada. He is expected to arrive in Palm Beach County in...
First responders to get a free meal at McDonald’s
 McDonald’s restaurants across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast are treating first responders to a FREE meal on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Firefighters, police officers and EMT/paramedic personnel will get a free extra value meal when they a present a valid badge or ID at McDonald’s in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River...

Posted: a day ago

McDonald’s restaurants across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast are treating first responders to a FREE meal on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Firefighters, police officers and EMT/paramedic personnel will get a free extra value meal when they a present a valid badge or ID at McDonald’s in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River...
Halloween 2017: Looking for a costume deal? Watch for early-bird sales
 Americans are expected to spend a record $9.1 billion on Halloween items this year, and retailers will be offering early-bird promotions to lure shoppers to their stores and websites. The National Retail Federation said more consumers are expected to splurge on Halloween-related items this year, spending an average of $86.13 on costumes,...

Posted: 2 days ago

Americans are expected to spend a record $9.1 billion on Halloween items this year, and retailers will be offering early-bird promotions to lure shoppers to their stores and websites. The National Retail Federation said more consumers are expected to splurge on Halloween-related items this year, spending an average of $86.13 on costumes,...
Tourism chief to out-of-towners: Palm Beach County is open after Irma
 With the start of the winter travel season just weeks away, Palm Beach County tourism officials are going on the offensive to let out-of-town travelers know that Hurricane Irma caused relatively little damage here and the welcome mat is out for visitors. While the storm devastated some parts of the Florida Keys, there was little impact in...

Posted: 7 days ago

With the start of the winter travel season just weeks away, Palm Beach County tourism officials are going on the offensive to let out-of-town travelers know that Hurricane Irma caused relatively little damage here and the welcome mat is out for visitors. While the storm devastated some parts of the Florida Keys, there was little impact in...
Hurricane Irma: Here’s how to apply for FEMA help
 Federal money will be available for Palm Beach County residents who suffered losses as a result of Hurricane Irma, local emergency managers announced Tuesday. Palm Beach County is one of several Florida counties included in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s major disaster declaration, triggering the release of federal money...

Posted: 11 days ago

Federal money will be available for Palm Beach County residents who suffered losses as a result of Hurricane Irma, local emergency managers announced Tuesday. Palm Beach County is one of several Florida counties included in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s major disaster declaration, triggering the release of federal money...
Hurricane Irma: The Breakers, Eau Palm Beach to re-open Friday
 Two of Palm Beach County’s most luxurious beachfront resorts — The Breakers and the Eau Palm Beach — will re-open at noon on Friday, roughly a week after they were forced to close their doors because of Hurricane Irma. “Pending power restoration to the Town of Manalapan, our anticipated Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa...

Posted: 11 days ago

Two of Palm Beach County’s most luxurious beachfront resorts — The Breakers and the Eau Palm Beach — will re-open at noon on Friday, roughly a week after they were forced to close their doors because of Hurricane Irma. “Pending power restoration to the Town of Manalapan, our anticipated Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa...
Hurricane Irma: These PBC hotels are open
 Some Palm Beach County hotels are offering discounted rates for residents who lost power or are in need of accommodations as a result of Hurricane Irma Palm Beach County tourism officials have put together this list of hotels that are open for business. Residents are asked to contact the hotels for rates and availability. HURRICANE IRMA:...

Posted: 11 days ago

Some Palm Beach County hotels are offering discounted rates for residents who lost power or are in need of accommodations as a result of Hurricane Irma Palm Beach County tourism officials have put together this list of hotels that are open for business. Residents are asked to contact the hotels for rates and availability. HURRICANE IRMA:...
Hurricane Irma: 24K Lake Worth utility customers without power
 Just over 24,500 Lake Worth utility customers were without power as of early Tuesday morning as a result of Hurricane Irma, but crews from three states have arrived in the city to help get the electricity back online. City Spokesman Ben Kerr said one of the main lines that supplies power to one of the city’s plants is “having...

Posted: 12 days ago

Just over 24,500 Lake Worth utility customers were without power as of early Tuesday morning as a result of Hurricane Irma, but crews from three states have arrived in the city to help get the electricity back online. City Spokesman Ben Kerr said one of the main lines that supplies power to one of the city’s plants is “having...
Hurricane Irma: PBC Utility customers asked to limit flushing
 Palm Beach County Utility customers are being asked to limit the number of times they flush toilets and the amount of water they send down their drains as a result of power outages caused by Hurricane Irma. “The Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department is asking customers to limit draining or flushing water into the sanitary...

Posted: 12 days ago

Palm Beach County Utility customers are being asked to limit the number of times they flush toilets and the amount of water they send down their drains as a result of power outages caused by Hurricane Irma. “The Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department is asking customers to limit draining or flushing water into the sanitary...
JUST IN: Job as nanny inspired founder of children’s art, music center
 Courtney Palacios, a mother of two and a former nanny, is the founder and owner of Rhythm & Hues, a new children’s art and music center located in West Palm Beach. The center opened this summer in a newly renovated building on Dixie Highway, offering paint rooms, young art spaces, music classes and vocal lessons for toddlers and elementary...

Posted: 13 days ago

Courtney Palacios, a mother of two and a former nanny, is the founder and owner of Rhythm & Hues, a new children’s art and music center located in West Palm Beach. The center opened this summer in a newly renovated building on Dixie Highway, offering paint rooms, young art spaces, music classes and vocal lessons for toddlers and elementary...
Hurricane Irma: Palm Beach County to decide whether to lift curfew
 Palm Beach County emergency managers will decide this morning whether to lift the mandatory curfew now that Hurricane Irma has moved into northern Florida. Law-enforcement officials were expected to begin assessing the damage caused by the storm when winds dropped to speeds slow enough for them to return safely to the roads. They will hold...

Posted: 13 days ago

Palm Beach County emergency managers will decide this morning whether to lift the mandatory curfew now that Hurricane Irma has moved into northern Florida. Law-enforcement officials were expected to begin assessing the damage caused by the storm when winds dropped to speeds slow enough for them to return safely to the roads. They will hold...