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How selling Girl Scout cookies taught women important life lessons
 They are a dream sales force, about 8,000 highly motivated individuals. From a few week’s work, they make more than $6 million locally each year. They’re meticulous, courteous and responsible. And they have cool sashes. They’re the Girl Scouts of America, of course, and they hit the streets, the sidewalks in front of grocery...

Posted: 20 hours ago

They are a dream sales force, about 8,000 highly motivated individuals. From a few week’s work, they make more than $6 million locally each year. They’re meticulous, courteous and responsible. And they have cool sashes. They’re the Girl Scouts of America, of course, and they hit the streets, the sidewalks in front of grocery...
Jupiter’s leader of Grand Funk Railroad: I’m a ‘weekend rock star’ now
 Most weeks, from Monday through Thursday, Don Brewer is living the South Florida life. You can find him in his Jupiter home, hanging out with his wife, playing granddad, and enjoying the mild weather. But Friday through Sunday, he’s a rock star. RELATED: Did you know these rock stars live from Jupiter to Boca? Scratch that: Brewer,...

Posted: 5 days ago

Most weeks, from Monday through Thursday, Don Brewer is living the South Florida life. You can find him in his Jupiter home, hanging out with his wife, playing granddad, and enjoying the mild weather. But Friday through Sunday, he’s a rock star. RELATED: Did you know these rock stars live from Jupiter to Boca? Scratch that: Brewer,...
How Lake Worth’s Martin Luther King mural gets worldwide attention
 It’s an iconic image: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s expressive face, beaming with hope and purpose, his arm stretched above the rapt crowd at the Lincoln Memorial gathered to hear what will come to be known as his pivotal “I Have A Dream” speech. But as reimagined by Brazilian muralist Eduardo Kobra, King is rendered...

Posted: 8 days ago

It’s an iconic image: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s expressive face, beaming with hope and purpose, his arm stretched above the rapt crowd at the Lincoln Memorial gathered to hear what will come to be known as his pivotal “I Have A Dream” speech. But as reimagined by Brazilian muralist Eduardo Kobra, King is rendered...
How South Florida Fair escape artist escaped from a horrific car crash
 For more than a decade, Kristen “Lady Houdini” Johnson has made her living as an escape artist. She wriggles out of shackles in a glass box filled with water. She escapes from a straitjacket while hanging from a crane. Her stunts routinely leave fans in shock and delight. But about a year ago, she was the one left shocked, in...

Posted: 13 days ago

For more than a decade, Kristen “Lady Houdini” Johnson has made her living as an escape artist. She wriggles out of shackles in a glass box filled with water. She escapes from a straitjacket while hanging from a crane. Her stunts routinely leave fans in shock and delight. But about a year ago, she was the one left shocked, in...
Ranking: What are the top 11 movie theaters in Palm Beach County?
 Sure, you can watch a movie literally anywhere these days - you might be watching one on your phone as you read this - but leaving your home and experiencing that movie in the dark of a theater, shoulder to shoulder with neighbors, is still incredibly popular. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) reported that tickets...

Posted: 18 days ago

Sure, you can watch a movie literally anywhere these days - you might be watching one on your phone as you read this - but leaving your home and experiencing that movie in the dark of a theater, shoulder to shoulder with neighbors, is still incredibly popular. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) reported that tickets...
Taste test: Can you buy a day’s worth of decent food at Dollar General?
 It’s ironic that I never thought of giant discount chain Dollar General as a place to buy groceries, because for years it’s been my go-to for pretty much everything else. Laundry detergent? Check! Last-minute cheap Christmas ornaments for a holiday gathering? Check! An affordable throw rug to cover the stain I’m trying to...

Posted: 20 days ago

It’s ironic that I never thought of giant discount chain Dollar General as a place to buy groceries, because for years it’s been my go-to for pretty much everything else. Laundry detergent? Check! Last-minute cheap Christmas ornaments for a holiday gathering? Check! An affordable throw rug to cover the stain I’m trying to...
Did you know these rock, pop celebrities live from Jupiter to Boca?
 Palm Beach County is well-known for its richer-than-rich residents, but did you know that the staid environs of Palm Beach, Jupiter, Wellington and even Boca Raton have become a refuge for those who rock out? Maybe the weather lends itself to non-stop pool parties. Whatever it is, no fewer than ten members of the esteemed Rock and Roll Hall...

Posted: 21 days ago

Palm Beach County is well-known for its richer-than-rich residents, but did you know that the staid environs of Palm Beach, Jupiter, Wellington and even Boca Raton have become a refuge for those who rock out? Maybe the weather lends itself to non-stop pool parties. Whatever it is, no fewer than ten members of the esteemed Rock and Roll Hall...
Season to Share: How your donations are making the holidays brighter
 Money cannot cure cancer. But, given joyfully with a spirit of generosity and community, it can at least greatly lift a flagging spirit. “To us, it was very amazing,” said Margaret Lennon, describing the feeling of having thousands of dollars literally fall from the sky for her family, thanks to the Clerk and Comptroller&rsquo...

12:15 AM Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

Money cannot cure cancer. But, given joyfully with a spirit of generosity and community, it can at least greatly lift a flagging spirit. “To us, it was very amazing,” said Margaret Lennon, describing the feeling of having thousands of dollars literally fall from the sky for her family, thanks to the Clerk and Comptroller&rsquo...
Christmas love: Royal Palm couple brings foster kids into home, hearts
 Last Christmas, just as they had the year before, Sue Ellen and Suzette Calderon of Royal Palm Beach sent out bright, colorful greeting cards featuring their young sons Oliver and Christopher. But the 2016 cards were different from 2015’s in one major way - they were able to show the boys’ faces. “We had to take (the photos)...

12:15 AM Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017

Last Christmas, just as they had the year before, Sue Ellen and Suzette Calderon of Royal Palm Beach sent out bright, colorful greeting cards featuring their young sons Oliver and Christopher. But the 2016 cards were different from 2015’s in one major way - they were able to show the boys’ faces. “We had to take (the photos)...
9 things to love about 98 Degrees Christmas show at Kravis Center
 Sunday night’s “98 Degrees at Christmas” show at the Kravis Center was an old-fashioned feel-good holiday sing-along, right down to the gleefully cheesy reindeer and Santa sweaters, albeit a holiday sing-along where a boy band concert broke out in the middle. And that seemed cool with fans, themselves encased in...

11:32 PM Monday, Dec. 11, 2017

Sunday night’s “98 Degrees at Christmas” show at the Kravis Center was an old-fashioned feel-good holiday sing-along, right down to the gleefully cheesy reindeer and Santa sweaters, albeit a holiday sing-along where a boy band concert broke out in the middle. And that seemed cool with fans, themselves encased in...
Former Metallica bassist finds peace in Florida
 “This is my place. This is my island.” There is a chance, if you live in Jupiter, that every once in a while you walk past, shop near, or enjoy an expertly prepared local fish next to a rock star, a genuine member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Whether or not you’ve noticed likely depends on where you are at the time...

2:48 PM Wednesday, Dec. 06, 2017

“This is my place. This is my island.” There is a chance, if you live in Jupiter, that every once in a while you walk past, shop near, or enjoy an expertly prepared local fish next to a rock star, a genuine member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Whether or not you’ve noticed likely depends on where you are at the time...
Former bassist of Metallica finds peace in Florida
 “This is my place. This is my island.” There is a chance, if you live in Jupiter, that every once in a while you walk past, shop near, or enjoy an expertly prepared local fish next to a rock star, a genuine member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Whether or not you’ve noticed likely depends on where you are at the time...

2:25 PM Wednesday, Dec. 06, 2017

“This is my place. This is my island.” There is a chance, if you live in Jupiter, that every once in a while you walk past, shop near, or enjoy an expertly prepared local fish next to a rock star, a genuine member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Whether or not you’ve noticed likely depends on where you are at the time...
What heavy metal rock star has found peace living in Jupiter?
 “This is my place. This is my island.” There is a chance, if you live in Jupiter, that every once in a while you walk past, shop near, or enjoy an expertly prepared local fish next to a rock star, a genuine member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Whether or not you’ve noticed likely depends on where you are at the time...

12:15 AM Tuesday, Dec. 05, 2017

“This is my place. This is my island.” There is a chance, if you live in Jupiter, that every once in a while you walk past, shop near, or enjoy an expertly prepared local fish next to a rock star, a genuine member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Whether or not you’ve noticed likely depends on where you are at the time...
LATEST: Local hospice organization will no longer air Matt Lauer ads
 Trustbridge, which operates three South Florida hospices including Hospice of Palm Beach County, has announced that it will no longer air commercials featuring Matt Lauer, who was fired from his decades-long position at NBC’s “Today Show” Wednesday morning. “We all learned the news this morning that Matt Lauer...

8:01 PM Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

Trustbridge, which operates three South Florida hospices including Hospice of Palm Beach County, has announced that it will no longer air commercials featuring Matt Lauer, who was fired from his decades-long position at NBC’s “Today Show” Wednesday morning. “We all learned the news this morning that Matt Lauer...
Patrick Cassidy thankful Boca play gave him time with brother David
 Until recently, Patrick Cassidy assumed that he was coming to Boca Raton’s The Wick Theatre as “an homage to my dad,” late Broadway and television star Jack, who originated the role Patrick is playing in the theater’s production of “She Loves Me.” But after a sad but revelatory week here in South...

5:20 PM Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

Until recently, Patrick Cassidy assumed that he was coming to Boca Raton’s The Wick Theatre as “an homage to my dad,” late Broadway and television star Jack, who originated the role Patrick is playing in the theater’s production of “She Loves Me.” But after a sad but revelatory week here in South...
PHOTOS: Look at all the celebrities at downtown RH opening on Saturday
 Ever dreamed of partying in a massive, exquisitely furnished mansion with a bevy of celebrities, including an Academy Award-winning actor, but lack access to a mansion, exquisite furniture or celebrities? Then Saturday night’s unveiling of the new RH West Palm, whose 3,000 guests included Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey,...

6:53 PM Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

Ever dreamed of partying in a massive, exquisitely furnished mansion with a bevy of celebrities, including an Academy Award-winning actor, but lack access to a mansion, exquisite furniture or celebrities? Then Saturday night’s unveiling of the new RH West Palm, whose 3,000 guests included Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey,...
Cub Scout program helps break down barriers between police, kids
 “On my honor, I will do my best….” Like their fellow scouts all over the world, the members of Cub Scout Pack 600 stand facing the American flag, with seriousness and reverence, and recite the Scout Oath, then the 12 points of the Boy Scout Law, pledging to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind and other important facets...

12:45 AM Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

“On my honor, I will do my best….” Like their fellow scouts all over the world, the members of Cub Scout Pack 600 stand facing the American flag, with seriousness and reverence, and recite the Scout Oath, then the 12 points of the Boy Scout Law, pledging to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind and other important facets...
Lantana vet-poet recalls terror of hunting explosives in Afghanistan
 “We find them with sight. Each patrol leads to new plight. Step on one, you’re done.” Logically, in Justin Eggen’s mind, he knows that an ant trail is just an ant trail, that it’s just a run-of-the-mill feature of living in South Florida. That it’s not a danger to him or anyone else. That he’s safe...

3:58 PM Thursday, Nov. 09, 2017

“We find them with sight. Each patrol leads to new plight. Step on one, you’re done.” Logically, in Justin Eggen’s mind, he knows that an ant trail is just an ant trail, that it’s just a run-of-the-mill feature of living in South Florida. That it’s not a danger to him or anyone else. That he’s safe...
What classic rock act has its own Palm Beach County tribute band?
 Hey, what’s that? It’s just an old-fashioned love song, coming down in three-part harmony. Also with some fringe, tie-dye and at least one impressive Bjorn Borg-style wide white headband. It’s the sound of Celebrate!, South Florida’s only Three Dog Night tribute band, bringing “Joy To The World” to &ldquo...

12:30 AM Wednesday, Nov. 08, 2017

Hey, what’s that? It’s just an old-fashioned love song, coming down in three-part harmony. Also with some fringe, tie-dye and at least one impressive Bjorn Borg-style wide white headband. It’s the sound of Celebrate!, South Florida’s only Three Dog Night tribute band, bringing “Joy To The World” to &ldquo...
Does this big West Palm Beach mural make you feel happy or sad?
 Of all her striking features - from her bright green eyes to her captivating freckles - none is more remarkable than her curious facial expression. Part thoughtfulness, part bemusement, her inscrutable gaze seems to ponder a decision - one that might be connected to the shiny golden apple in her hand. “The most important thing for me...

3:49 PM Monday, Nov. 06, 2017

Of all her striking features - from her bright green eyes to her captivating freckles - none is more remarkable than her curious facial expression. Part thoughtfulness, part bemusement, her inscrutable gaze seems to ponder a decision - one that might be connected to the shiny golden apple in her hand. “The most important thing for me...
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