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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...

Posted: 2 days ago

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...

Posted: 5 days ago

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...
After Hurricane Irma: How we shared through Facebook, even breast milk
 When Jillian Christian initially suggested starting a Facebook page for Palm Beach Plantation, the Royal Palm Beach community where she and her family live, her neighbors were skeptical, she says, “because they were afraid there was going to be drama.” But they eventually agreed, and while Palm Beach Plantation Neighbors...

Posted: 8 days ago

When Jillian Christian initially suggested starting a Facebook page for Palm Beach Plantation, the Royal Palm Beach community where she and her family live, her neighbors were skeptical, she says, “because they were afraid there was going to be drama.” But they eventually agreed, and while Palm Beach Plantation Neighbors...
Hurricane Irma: Folks who fled now sweating how they’ll get back home
 When Vicki Webber left town Wednesday to flee Hurricane Irma on a hastily booked flight to Minnesota, with her daughter and grandkids in tow, she says she had two immediate thoughts — how lucky they were to leave, and when they were going to be able to come back. “It’s very frustrating,” said Palm Springs resident...

Posted: 12 days ago

When Vicki Webber left town Wednesday to flee Hurricane Irma on a hastily booked flight to Minnesota, with her daughter and grandkids in tow, she says she had two immediate thoughts — how lucky they were to leave, and when they were going to be able to come back. “It’s very frustrating,” said Palm Springs resident...
Hurricane Irene: Tales of escape from PBIA
 Kathy Peeples was supposed to be leaving Florida this weekend. But not like this. “I’ve been here 60 years, and I’m moving to California,” the Lake Worth resident said early Friday morning, sitting in the Southwest Terminal of Palm Beach International Airport. “But I didn’t plan on a hurricane.” Peeples...

Posted: 15 days ago

Kathy Peeples was supposed to be leaving Florida this weekend. But not like this. “I’ve been here 60 years, and I’m moving to California,” the Lake Worth resident said early Friday morning, sitting in the Southwest Terminal of Palm Beach International Airport. “But I didn’t plan on a hurricane.” Peeples...
Hurricane Irma: Scenes of desperation, weariness in PBIA ticket line
 “Don’t worry! You’ll get a seat!” It’s 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, at Palm Beach International Airport’s Southwest Airlines ticket counter, and for an hour I’ve been trying to get my mom and son on a plane away from Hurricane Irma. The man standing in front of me is trying to be reassuring. He and his...

Posted: 16 days ago

“Don’t worry! You’ll get a seat!” It’s 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, at Palm Beach International Airport’s Southwest Airlines ticket counter, and for an hour I’ve been trying to get my mom and son on a plane away from Hurricane Irma. The man standing in front of me is trying to be reassuring. He and his...
Hurricane Irma update: Loggerhead sends 50 turtles to Atlanta aquarium
 In the steady stream of vehicles heading north Thursday to flee Hurricane Irma, there was one truck containing 50 unusual Palm Beach County residents. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach packed up 10 turtles and 40 hatchlings and transported them to safer shelter at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. It was the first time the marine...

Posted: 17 days ago

In the steady stream of vehicles heading north Thursday to flee Hurricane Irma, there was one truck containing 50 unusual Palm Beach County residents. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach packed up 10 turtles and 40 hatchlings and transported them to safer shelter at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. It was the first time the marine...
UPDATE: Serena Williams gives birth to girl in West Palm Beach
 Serena Williams is usually in New York for Labor Day weekend, competing in the U.S. Open, the major tournament she has won six times.  This year, she welcomed a greater prize: her first child, a baby girl born Friday at St. Mary's Medical Center, a source close to the Palm Beach Gardens resident said. No name was disclosed. <...

Posted: 22 days ago

Serena Williams is usually in New York for Labor Day weekend, competing in the U.S. Open, the major tournament she has won six times.  This year, she welcomed a greater prize: her first child, a baby girl born Friday at St. Mary's Medical Center, a source close to the Palm Beach Gardens resident said. No name was disclosed. <...
‘Leaky Teepee’ at 50: West Palm arena had circus, wrestling, Elvis, U2
 The first time Randy Carrillo saw the Leaky Teepee, he was about to interview for a job there. He wasn’t sure what he was looking at. “I pulled up with the taxi driver and said, ‘What is that? It looks like a spaceship,’” remembers Carrillo, who for a time was the executive director of the West Palm Beach...

Posted: 24 days ago

The first time Randy Carrillo saw the Leaky Teepee, he was about to interview for a job there. He wasn’t sure what he was looking at. “I pulled up with the taxi driver and said, ‘What is that? It looks like a spaceship,’” remembers Carrillo, who for a time was the executive director of the West Palm Beach...
Did you know these 23 celebrities lived in the Jupiter area?
 Palm Beach County has its share of famous people who have called it home. Here’s the first of a series, Who Are The Celebrities In Your Neighborhood, starting with Jupiter and its ritzier neighbors Jupiter Island and Jupiter Inlet Beach Colony, and the people who live there, lived there or were born there. Burt Reynolds:Jupiter&rsquo...

Posted: 26 days ago

Palm Beach County has its share of famous people who have called it home. Here’s the first of a series, Who Are The Celebrities In Your Neighborhood, starting with Jupiter and its ritzier neighbors Jupiter Island and Jupiter Inlet Beach Colony, and the people who live there, lived there or were born there. Burt Reynolds:Jupiter&rsquo...
Amazing pets: Florida family reunited with missing cat after 10 years: “There’s no way!”
 For the last decade, Fifi has been on a mysterious journey, one that ended mere miles from where it began. But it is a journey that will likely remain unknown. Because Fifi is a cat. And even if he could talk, he might not tell you anyway.  All you need to know is that he — and yes, Fifi is a “he,” which is another...

Posted: 29 days ago

For the last decade, Fifi has been on a mysterious journey, one that ended mere miles from where it began. But it is a journey that will likely remain unknown. Because Fifi is a cat. And even if he could talk, he might not tell you anyway.  All you need to know is that he — and yes, Fifi is a “he,” which is another...
National Dog Day: Where does Florida rank among dog-loving states?
 Have you ever turned to smile at the diner next to you and realized they were drinking from a water bowl on the floor rather than eating off a plate? RELATED: My dog loves this dog lake! Then you might not be shocked to learn that Florida apparently ranks as the fifth-most dog-loving state, according to a survey by researchers at National...

Posted: 29 days ago

Have you ever turned to smile at the diner next to you and realized they were drinking from a water bowl on the floor rather than eating off a plate? RELATED: My dog loves this dog lake! Then you might not be shocked to learn that Florida apparently ranks as the fifth-most dog-loving state, according to a survey by researchers at National...
Local family reunited with missing cat after 10 years: ‘There’s no way!’
 For the last decade, Fifi has been on a mysterious journey, one that ended mere miles from where it began. But it is a journey that will likely remain unknown. RELATED: Forty kittens flown from West Palm to Long Island Because Fifi is a cat. And even if he could talk, he might not tell you anyway. All you need to know is that he — and...

Posted: 30 days ago

For the last decade, Fifi has been on a mysterious journey, one that ended mere miles from where it began. But it is a journey that will likely remain unknown. RELATED: Forty kittens flown from West Palm to Long Island Because Fifi is a cat. And even if he could talk, he might not tell you anyway. All you need to know is that he — and...
Leslie Jones: She tweeted “Game of Thrones” from West Palm Beach hotel
 Where was “Saturday Night Live” star and “Game of Thrones” fanatic Leslie Jones doing her weekly GoT tweets from Sunday night? A West Palm Beach hotel. And before regaling fans with her weekly Twitter impressions of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” she made a brief but lasting impression on cancer...

3:06 PM Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

Where was “Saturday Night Live” star and “Game of Thrones” fanatic Leslie Jones doing her weekly GoT tweets from Sunday night? A West Palm Beach hotel. And before regaling fans with her weekly Twitter impressions of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” she made a brief but lasting impression on cancer...
What are the seven best cities for hipsters in Palm Beach County?
 On the surface, Palm Beach County, with its tony island dwellers and western horse set, doesn’t automatically come to mind as a haven for hipsters, the authenticity-conscious connoisseurs of carefully curated experiences. But there are corners of the county providing places to eat, drink and do stuff with a youthful, iconoclastic...

2:01 PM Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

On the surface, Palm Beach County, with its tony island dwellers and western horse set, doesn’t automatically come to mind as a haven for hipsters, the authenticity-conscious connoisseurs of carefully curated experiences. But there are corners of the county providing places to eat, drink and do stuff with a youthful, iconoclastic...
Seven fun ways to celebrate total solar eclipse, pop culture style
 No matter how you celebrate the August 21 total solar eclipse, the rare heavenly occurrence lends itself to some sort of celebration (unless it’s the kind of eclipse that brings the zombie Apocalypse.) If you’re looking for a playlist, here’s a selection of eclipse-related songs, movies and TV shows to get you in the...

11:35 AM Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

No matter how you celebrate the August 21 total solar eclipse, the rare heavenly occurrence lends itself to some sort of celebration (unless it’s the kind of eclipse that brings the zombie Apocalypse.) If you’re looking for a playlist, here’s a selection of eclipse-related songs, movies and TV shows to get you in the...
Palm Beach County Jewish leaders ‘deeply concerned’ over Nazi symbolism
 To many people, the sight of neo-Nazis openly marching through an American city, particularly some 72 years after Allied forces fought Hitler in World War II, is unfathomable. RELATED: Charlottesville victim’s Florida father:’She died doing what she loved’ But to some members of the local Jewish community, the disturbing...

8:25 PM Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

To many people, the sight of neo-Nazis openly marching through an American city, particularly some 72 years after Allied forces fought Hitler in World War II, is unfathomable. RELATED: Charlottesville victim’s Florida father:’She died doing what she loved’ But to some members of the local Jewish community, the disturbing...
Why is ex-NFL cheerleader performing on stage in Palm Beach Gardens?
 “I see my story,” Sandy Gelfound says, “as ‘Rocky’ meets ‘Annie’ meets ‘Fiddler on The Roof’ meets ‘Cinderella.’” That’s a perfect, intriguing description of Gelfound’s “true-ish, Jewish” autobiographical one-woman show “The Kosher Cheerleader...

11:45 AM Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

“I see my story,” Sandy Gelfound says, “as ‘Rocky’ meets ‘Annie’ meets ‘Fiddler on The Roof’ meets ‘Cinderella.’” That’s a perfect, intriguing description of Gelfound’s “true-ish, Jewish” autobiographical one-woman show “The Kosher Cheerleader...
Commentary: Why I’m skipping ‘Detroit’: Seeing blacks murdered painful

10:15 PM Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

Whenever a movie about the civil rights movement came out, I’d ask my granddaddy if he was planning to see it. His response was always the same. “Why would I want to see that?” he’d say. “I lived it. Wasn’t fun the first time.” If he were still alive, I’m pretty sure Granddaddy would not be...
This family’s amazing 37-year tradition on the first day of school
 Four years ago, Katie Scalisi not only celebrated her official First Day of School as a kindergartner, but cemented her place in a now 37-year-old tradition. The tradition of five girls, the first day of school and one blue dress.  In 1981, Katie’s grandmother Joyce Johnston of Lantana bought a pretty blue and white dress for her...

2:29 PM Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

Four years ago, Katie Scalisi not only celebrated her official First Day of School as a kindergartner, but cemented her place in a now 37-year-old tradition. The tradition of five girls, the first day of school and one blue dress.  In 1981, Katie’s grandmother Joyce Johnston of Lantana bought a pretty blue and white dress for her...
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