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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...

Posted: 4 days ago

“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...

Posted: 8 days ago

“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...

Posted: 10 days ago

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...

Posted: 11 days ago

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...
Man denied bail after being charged with attempted murder
 A 25-year-old Riviera Beach man was denied bail Sunday morning on charges that include attempted murder with a firearm following an incident in Lake Park overnight Friday. Mardaris Tavaris Brown, who also faces charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a firearm during a felony, had been arrested after a brief foot chase...

Posted: 12 days ago

A 25-year-old Riviera Beach man was denied bail Sunday morning on charges that include attempted murder with a firearm following an incident in Lake Park overnight Friday. Mardaris Tavaris Brown, who also faces charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a firearm during a felony, had been arrested after a brief foot chase...
Halloween parenting: Sorry, Mom, I’ll pick my own costume this year
 Every parent has dreams for their children, visions and plans for their bright, colorful futures. But we have to face the crushing reality that those plans, inevitably, will one day crumble beneath the march of time and the following words: “I’d like to pick my Halloween costume this year.” I had no idea that one of the...

Posted: 21 days ago

Every parent has dreams for their children, visions and plans for their bright, colorful futures. But we have to face the crushing reality that those plans, inevitably, will one day crumble beneath the march of time and the following words: “I’d like to pick my Halloween costume this year.” I had no idea that one of the...
Did you know these 31 celebrities lived, went to school in Lake Worth?
 Oh, Lake Worth. That quirky nugget of beach-fronted charm between West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach is a town of both deep history and deeply-felt fringey funkiness. And so the folks that have called Lake Worth home (or went to high school or college there) are all over the map, from a soap diva to a folk rock icon to an infamous killer...

Posted: 26 days ago

Oh, Lake Worth. That quirky nugget of beach-fronted charm between West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach is a town of both deep history and deeply-felt fringey funkiness. And so the folks that have called Lake Worth home (or went to high school or college there) are all over the map, from a soap diva to a folk rock icon to an infamous killer...
Local Girl Scouts leader: Will Boy Scouts be ‘girl-centric’ enough?
 Angela Frankland always looked forward to Cub Scout camping. But she wasn’t a Cub Scout. “I used to love camping with (my brother) when he was in Cubs,” says Angela, 11, who lives in West Palm Beach. “Since he crossed over into Boy Scouts, I haven’t been able. And I miss it.” Now, in the wake of the ...

Posted: 30 days ago

Angela Frankland always looked forward to Cub Scout camping. But she wasn’t a Cub Scout. “I used to love camping with (my brother) when he was in Cubs,” says Angela, 11, who lives in West Palm Beach. “Since he crossed over into Boy Scouts, I haven’t been able. And I miss it.” Now, in the wake of the ...
Readers react fiercely to story on why people leave Palm Beach County
 Our recent story about why people choose to move away from Palm Beach County proved one thing: Whether they love it or left it, readers are incredibly passionate about the area. READ THE ORIGINAL STORY: Why some people just can’t cut it in Palm Beach County “I’m a native Floridian. I lived in 7 different states but ultimately...

11:15 AM Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

Our recent story about why people choose to move away from Palm Beach County proved one thing: Whether they love it or left it, readers are incredibly passionate about the area. READ THE ORIGINAL STORY: Why some people just can’t cut it in Palm Beach County “I’m a native Floridian. I lived in 7 different states but ultimately...
Some people just can’t stand living in Palm Beach County. Here’s why.
 When Gina Guadagnino moved from New York City to Palm Beach Gardens in 2010, she wanted her son to be raised around family there. “Also, when you have to lug a stroller up subway steps, everyone on the subway looks at you and you can tell they hate you.” Just two years later, Guadagnino, 35, husband Aaron and son Finnegan were...

11:15 AM Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

When Gina Guadagnino moved from New York City to Palm Beach Gardens in 2010, she wanted her son to be raised around family there. “Also, when you have to lug a stroller up subway steps, everyone on the subway looks at you and you can tell they hate you.” Just two years later, Guadagnino, 35, husband Aaron and son Finnegan were...
What celebrity’s flashy stage costumes are at Boca Raton museum?
 As unbelievable as it sounds, there was a moment in the career of Liberace when the fabulously over-the-top piano virtuoso didn’t look like the human embodiment of a sequin. At the behest of television producers, he “changed out of the elaborate costumes into Brooks Brothers suits, calm sedate looks,” says Jonathan Warren...

1:37 PM Friday, Oct. 06, 2017

As unbelievable as it sounds, there was a moment in the career of Liberace when the fabulously over-the-top piano virtuoso didn’t look like the human embodiment of a sequin. At the behest of television producers, he “changed out of the elaborate costumes into Brooks Brothers suits, calm sedate looks,” says Jonathan Warren...
Grieving fans remember Tom Petty’s final show in Palm Beach County
 “Everybody’s goin’ to see ol’ Tom!” It was a Thursday afternoon in downtown Gainesville in 2006, and it did, indeed, feel like everyone in town, from the bagel place to the local museum and even the lobby of this Holiday Inn was in town to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on the nearby University of Florida...

11:15 AM Wednesday, Oct. 04, 2017

“Everybody’s goin’ to see ol’ Tom!” It was a Thursday afternoon in downtown Gainesville in 2006, and it did, indeed, feel like everyone in town, from the bagel place to the local museum and even the lobby of this Holiday Inn was in town to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on the nearby University of Florida...
What celebrity comic superstar is performing at Boca’s Mizner Park?
 To paraphrase “Caddyshack“‘s Carl Spackler, coming this spring, a former “Ghostbuster,” now, about to become a Master of Ceremonies. It’s true: Comedy legend, avid golfer and bonafide pop cultural treasure Bill Murray is just one of the luminaries on the schedule for the 11th annual Festival of...

4:15 PM Tuesday, Oct. 03, 2017

To paraphrase “Caddyshack“‘s Carl Spackler, coming this spring, a former “Ghostbuster,” now, about to become a Master of Ceremonies. It’s true: Comedy legend, avid golfer and bonafide pop cultural treasure Bill Murray is just one of the luminaries on the schedule for the 11th annual Festival of...
Tom Petty, RIP: His Florida roots in Gainesville
 There is no Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers wing at the Matheson Museum in Gainesville, maintained by the Alachua County Historic Trust in a cozy downtown building. There is no music video retrospective, or even that freaky-big Mad Hatter hat Petty wore in the Don’t Come Around Here No More video. But if you make your way past the intricately...

1:57 PM Tuesday, Oct. 03, 2017

There is no Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers wing at the Matheson Museum in Gainesville, maintained by the Alachua County Historic Trust in a cozy downtown building. There is no music video retrospective, or even that freaky-big Mad Hatter hat Petty wore in the Don’t Come Around Here No More video. But if you make your way past the intricately...
Vegas shooting: Greenacres woman’s cousin saw friends shot at concert
 Like the rest of the world, Amber Wescott awoke early Monday to news of a horrific mass shooting at a Jason Aldean concert in Las Vegas. But for Wescott, 30, of Greenacres, the panic was personal. Her cousin was there. “She’s physically OK, but she’s emotionally distraught,” said Wescott of cousin Amanda...

7:29 PM Monday, Oct. 02, 2017

Like the rest of the world, Amber Wescott awoke early Monday to news of a horrific mass shooting at a Jason Aldean concert in Las Vegas. But for Wescott, 30, of Greenacres, the panic was personal. Her cousin was there. “She’s physically OK, but she’s emotionally distraught,” said Wescott of cousin Amanda...
Ariana Grande says “my heart is breaking” for Las Vegas victims
 When terrorists attacked her Manchester, England concert in May, Ariana Grande reached out to her hurting fans via Twitter, to let them know she shared their pain. And in the wake of the death of at least 58 people in Sunday night’s mass shooting during Jason Aldean’s set at a Las Vegas music festival, the Boca Raton native again...

6:28 PM Monday, Oct. 02, 2017

When terrorists attacked her Manchester, England concert in May, Ariana Grande reached out to her hurting fans via Twitter, to let them know she shared their pain. And in the wake of the death of at least 58 people in Sunday night’s mass shooting during Jason Aldean’s set at a Las Vegas music festival, the Boca Raton native again...
‘Cheers’: Readers’ favorite local bars where everybody knows your name
 “Hey, Mike! You order already?” Jason Geary leans from behind the bar at City Cellar, on the upper level of CityPlace, and shakes Mike Petit’s hand. It’s a ritual repeated “at least three times a week,” figures Petit, who lives in a nearby condo building with partner Leena Tenhunen. After work, it&rsquo...

11:15 AM Friday, Sep. 29, 2017

“Hey, Mike! You order already?” Jason Geary leans from behind the bar at City Cellar, on the upper level of CityPlace, and shakes Mike Petit’s hand. It’s a ritual repeated “at least three times a week,” figures Petit, who lives in a nearby condo building with partner Leena Tenhunen. After work, it&rsquo...
Lake Worth’s oldest living Playboy Playmate: Hefner made nudes beautiful
 To the world, Hugh Hefner was a bon vivant in a velvet bathrobe who created the “Playboy” lifestyle, full of beautiful women and tastefully hedonistic pleasures. To Neva Gilbert, the Lake Worth retiree who at age 88 is the oldest living Playmate centerfold, he was the man who kickstarted her career. “He never made...

4:10 PM Thursday, Sep. 28, 2017

To the world, Hugh Hefner was a bon vivant in a velvet bathrobe who created the “Playboy” lifestyle, full of beautiful women and tastefully hedonistic pleasures. To Neva Gilbert, the Lake Worth retiree who at age 88 is the oldest living Playmate centerfold, he was the man who kickstarted her career. “He never made...
Did you know these 33 celebrities lived in the Wellington area?
 It makes sense that Wellington, the winter playground of equestrians and the horses who love them, would attract the celebs. After all, those well-fitted riding outfits and well-appointed barns aren’t cheap, and that kind of fabulousity attracts fabulous people. The Western communities have seen their share of the rich and famous...

11:00 AM Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017

It makes sense that Wellington, the winter playground of equestrians and the horses who love them, would attract the celebs. After all, those well-fitted riding outfits and well-appointed barns aren’t cheap, and that kind of fabulousity attracts fabulous people. The Western communities have seen their share of the rich and famous...
After Hurricane Irma: How Gardens family juggles storm, Rosh Hashanah
 Jennifer Sabin and her daughter had always planned to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, with her parents in New Jersey this week. But because of Hurricane Irma, it’s the second time they’ll have made that trip in two weeks. And she didn’t think twice about it. RELATED RECIPE: A cookie baked apple pie for Rosh...

11:15 AM Monday, Sep. 18, 2017

Jennifer Sabin and her daughter had always planned to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, with her parents in New Jersey this week. But because of Hurricane Irma, it’s the second time they’ll have made that trip in two weeks. And she didn’t think twice about it. RELATED RECIPE: A cookie baked apple pie for Rosh...
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