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Winning Fantasy 5 ticket sold near WPB; 1 ticket wins Powerball
 WEST PALM BEACH — One of two winning Fantasy 5 lottery tickets in Saturday’s drawing was sold at a convenience store west of the city, the Florida Lottery said. The ticket was sold at Quickies Mini Mart on Collin Drive, south of Summit Boulevard and West of Congress Avenue. That ticket was a Quick Pick, meaning the lottery&rsquo...

Posted: 16 days ago

WEST PALM BEACH — One of two winning Fantasy 5 lottery tickets in Saturday’s drawing was sold at a convenience store west of the city, the Florida Lottery said. The ticket was sold at Quickies Mini Mart on Collin Drive, south of Summit Boulevard and West of Congress Avenue. That ticket was a Quick Pick, meaning the lottery&rsquo...
This anchor store is closing in Boca’s Town Center mall
 Sears announced this week that it will close its store in the Town Center mall in Boca Raton as part of an ongoing effort to “transform” its business model — a move that will leave the county with just two of the iconic retailer’s department stores. The Boca Raton location is one of 103 unprofitable stores Sears Holdings...

Posted: 18 days ago

Sears announced this week that it will close its store in the Town Center mall in Boca Raton as part of an ongoing effort to “transform” its business model — a move that will leave the county with just two of the iconic retailer’s department stores. The Boca Raton location is one of 103 unprofitable stores Sears Holdings...
This anchor store is closing in Boca’s Town Center mall
 Sears announced Thursday that it will close its store in the Town Center mall in Boca Raton as part of an ongoing effort to “transform” its business model. The retailer is one of six anchor stores at the mall on Glades Road. The store is set to close in early April. It’s auto center will close later this month, Sears Holdings...

Posted: 19 days ago

Sears announced Thursday that it will close its store in the Town Center mall in Boca Raton as part of an ongoing effort to “transform” its business model. The retailer is one of six anchor stores at the mall on Glades Road. The store is set to close in early April. It’s auto center will close later this month, Sears Holdings...
Brightline: Why the delay on quiet zones along its route?
 All Aboard Florida’s Brightline won over residents living along the railroad tracks with the promise that a continuous quiet zone would silence train horns from Boca Raton to West Palm Beach when it started shuttling passengers on its new express route. But with service expected to start next week, the company now says the horn blasts...

Posted: 20 days ago

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline won over residents living along the railroad tracks with the promise that a continuous quiet zone would silence train horns from Boca Raton to West Palm Beach when it started shuttling passengers on its new express route. But with service expected to start next week, the company now says the horn blasts...
Fun and free things to do with kids in Palm Beach County 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 Palm Beach Parenting...

Posted: 21 days ago

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 Palm Beach Parenting...
PB County looks to tourism taxes to pay for upkeep of natural areas
 Palm Beach County is running out of money to pay for the upkeep of more than 30,000 acres of environmentally sensitive land it purchased as part of preservation programs approved by voters in the 1990s. The county spends about $6 million a year to maintain 34 sprawling natural areas — property it paid for largely with bond...

Posted: 23 days ago

Palm Beach County is running out of money to pay for the upkeep of more than 30,000 acres of environmentally sensitive land it purchased as part of preservation programs approved by voters in the 1990s. The county spends about $6 million a year to maintain 34 sprawling natural areas — property it paid for largely with bond...
New tourism ambassador program could win you prizes, gifts
 Sharing a photo on social media could earn you prizes from some of Palm Beach County’s trendiest tourism hotspots under a pilot program launched last month by the organization charged with persuading out-of-town visitors to travel here. More than 400 people have already signed up for the “Palmbassadors” program, which allows...

Posted: 30 days ago

Sharing a photo on social media could earn you prizes from some of Palm Beach County’s trendiest tourism hotspots under a pilot program launched last month by the organization charged with persuading out-of-town visitors to travel here. More than 400 people have already signed up for the “Palmbassadors” program, which allows...
Rita’s owner finds happiness in ices and custard
 Lake Worth resident Ken Weiner spends his days serving up heaping scoops of flavored Italian ice and frozen custard. As the owner of Palm Beach County’s only two Rita’s Italian Ice locations, Weiner and his staff make dozens of flavors of the sweet treats every day. The job, he says, is hard, but fulfilling. “I never thought...

12:25 AM Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017

Lake Worth resident Ken Weiner spends his days serving up heaping scoops of flavored Italian ice and frozen custard. As the owner of Palm Beach County’s only two Rita’s Italian Ice locations, Weiner and his staff make dozens of flavors of the sweet treats every day. The job, he says, is hard, but fulfilling. “I never thought...
Palm Beach County tourism leaders to focus on hotel development
 After an eight-year stretch of record-breaking tourism growth in Palm Beach County, industry leaders intend to keep business booming by working more closely with developers who want to build new hotels and attractions here. Officials with Discover The Palm Beaches, the non-profit group charged with marketing the county as a travel destination...

12:05 AM Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017

After an eight-year stretch of record-breaking tourism growth in Palm Beach County, industry leaders intend to keep business booming by working more closely with developers who want to build new hotels and attractions here. Officials with Discover The Palm Beaches, the non-profit group charged with marketing the county as a travel destination...
Brightline wins federal approval for $1.2 billion bond sale
 All Aboard Florida’s Brightline on Friday announced it has won federal approval to sell $1.15 billion in tax-exempt bonds to help pay for the second phase of its passenger rail project connecting West Palm Beach to Orlando. The decision comes roughly two months after a state financing corporation signed off on a separate sale of $600...

4:02 PM Friday, Dec. 22, 2017

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline on Friday announced it has won federal approval to sell $1.15 billion in tax-exempt bonds to help pay for the second phase of its passenger rail project connecting West Palm Beach to Orlando. The decision comes roughly two months after a state financing corporation signed off on a separate sale of $600...
Which stores are open on New Year’s Day?
 If you forgot a key ingredient for your holiday feast, you may be out of luck. Many stores will have limited or reduced hours on  New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Here’s a list of grocery store hours for the holidays: New Year’s Eve: Limited hours. Check your local store by clicking here. New Year’s Day...

3:43 PM Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

If you forgot a key ingredient for your holiday feast, you may be out of luck. Many stores will have limited or reduced hours on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Here’s a list of grocery store hours for the holidays: New Year’s Eve: Limited hours. Check your local store by clicking here. New Year’s Day...
Fun and free events for kids in Palm Beach County 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...

5:21 PM Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

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...
Could the Seattle high-speed train derailment happen with Brightline?
 The derailment of an Amtrak train on its inaugural run south of Seattle on Monday is raising questions about the safety technology that All Aboard Florida’s Brightline plans to use when it starts shuttling passengers to and from its three South Florida stations during the next few weeks. Federal officials said late Monday that a data...

11:28 PM Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017

The derailment of an Amtrak train on its inaugural run south of Seattle on Monday is raising questions about the safety technology that All Aboard Florida’s Brightline plans to use when it starts shuttling passengers to and from its three South Florida stations during the next few weeks. Federal officials said late Monday that a data...
Brightline asks to cancel meeting on $1.2 billion bond request
 All Aboard Florida’s Brightline has asked a state financing group to cancel an emergency meeting set for Monday to discuss the private rail venture’s request to sell $1.15 billion in tax-exempt bonds to pay for the second phase of its project connecting West Palm Beach to Orlando. The Florida Development Finance Corp., a special...

5:33 PM Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline has asked a state financing group to cancel an emergency meeting set for Monday to discuss the private rail venture’s request to sell $1.15 billion in tax-exempt bonds to pay for the second phase of its project connecting West Palm Beach to Orlando. The Florida Development Finance Corp., a special...
Brightline’s Orlando extension wins federal approval
 All Aboard Florida’s Brightline has won approval from federal transportation officials to extend its passenger rail service north to Orlando, clearing the way for the private rail venture to begin construction on its second phase connecting West Palm Beach and central Florida. Brightline said it plans to begin construction on the northern...

10:52 PM Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline has won approval from federal transportation officials to extend its passenger rail service north to Orlando, clearing the way for the private rail venture to begin construction on its second phase connecting West Palm Beach and central Florida. Brightline said it plans to begin construction on the northern...
Need a last-minute gift? Check our local holiday gift guide
 As you fill out your last-minute holiday shopping list, consider handcrafted and unique gift options available at small, locally owned businesses here in Palm Beach County. Locally produced holiday gifts have grown in popularity since 2010, when American Express began encouraging shoppers to visit small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving...

6:19 PM Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

As you fill out your last-minute holiday shopping list, consider handcrafted and unique gift options available at small, locally owned businesses here in Palm Beach County. Locally produced holiday gifts have grown in popularity since 2010, when American Express began encouraging shoppers to visit small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving...
Popular indoor playground to close at Downtown at The Gardens
 Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Cafe, a popular gathering spot at Downtown at The Gardens, will close its doors this month. The company announced on its Facebook page that its last day of business is Dec. 27. It is offering 25 percent off holiday retail purchases. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the closing of Cool Beans Indoor...

12:31 AM Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Cafe, a popular gathering spot at Downtown at The Gardens, will close its doors this month. The company announced on its Facebook page that its last day of business is Dec. 27. It is offering 25 percent off holiday retail purchases. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the closing of Cool Beans Indoor...
State group to weigh $1.2 billion bond request for Brightline project
 All Aboard Florida’s Brightline will ask a state financing group on Monday for permission to issue $1.15 billion in tax-exempt bonds to help pay for the construction of the second phase of its passenger-rail project connecting West Palm Beach to Orlando. The 
               Florida Development Finance Corp. has called an emergency meeting...

11:24 PM Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline will ask a state financing group on Monday for permission to issue $1.15 billion in tax-exempt bonds to help pay for the construction of the second phase of its passenger-rail project connecting West Palm Beach to Orlando. The Florida Development Finance Corp. has called an emergency meeting...
Record 107.3 million to travel this holiday season
 A record-breaking 107.3 million Americans are expected to hit the road for Christmas and New Year’s Day, marking the highest level ever recorded by AAA and the ninth consecutive year of holiday travel growth, according to the auto club’s annual forecast released Thursday. Holiday travel between Dec. 23 and Jan. 1 is expected to...

10:03 PM Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

A record-breaking 107.3 million Americans are expected to hit the road for Christmas and New Year’s Day, marking the highest level ever recorded by AAA and the ninth consecutive year of holiday travel growth, according to the auto club’s annual forecast released Thursday. Holiday travel between Dec. 23 and Jan. 1 is expected to...
This store is closing in CityPlace
 Charming Charlie, a fashion jewelry, handbags, and gift retailer, is closing its doors in CityPlace. The Houston-based company said it plans to close the store in the coming weeks and is offering 40 to 60 percent off items, according to an email sent to customers in the area on Wednesday. The retailer, which has more than 375 stores in the...

7:39 PM Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

Charming Charlie, a fashion jewelry, handbags, and gift retailer, is closing its doors in CityPlace. The Houston-based company said it plans to close the store in the coming weeks and is offering 40 to 60 percent off items, according to an email sent to customers in the area on Wednesday. The retailer, which has more than 375 stores in the...
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