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POST TIME: Happy anniversary to Forest Hill High

Readers: For how long did the city of West Palm Beach operate with just one high school? How about 57 years! Palm Beach High — the campus now is the Dreyfoos School of the Arts — opened in 1901. It would be Sept. 2, 1958, 60 years ago this month, before West Palm Beach’s second school opened, with 939 students. The school is named for the road that runs past it. The first reference...
Riviera Beach official facing trial sues city for sex discrimination

Riviera Beach official facing trial sues city for sex discrimination

Riviera Beach Building Official Ladi March Goldwire, nearing a criminal trial for allegedly misrepresenting her qualifications, has sued the city for sex discrimination, asserting she earned less than the less-experienced men who preceded her. The 16-page complaint, filed Sept. 20 in Palm Beach Circuit Court, also alleges she was discriminated against and subject to a hostile work environment. Riviera...

Senior citizen caught stealing two pairs of sunglasses valued at $510

BOCA RATON POLICE THEFT Bikes were stolen in the 100 block of East Camino Real and the 1200 block of West Palmetto Park Road. A woman stole $1,200 worth of handbags from a store in the 1400 block of West Glades Road. Police arrested a 65-year old man after he stole two pairs of sunglasses valued at $510 from a store in the 6000 block of West Glades Road. He was taken to the county jail. A juvenile...
$50K to repair Boynton Beach’s historic children’s museum

$50K to repair Boynton Beach’s historic children’s museum

The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center in Boynton Beach will be getting much-meeded roof repairs and other renovations early next year. The city has been awarded $50,000 to fix the soffits, fascias and flashings on the roof, to replace interior wood flooring and to repaint eight wood-frame doors and 57 wood-frame windows. The project is part of the Capital Improvement Program Plan...

Rabbit rescue team faces charges of grand theft, trespassing

PALM BEACH GARDENS POLICE THEFT A man was seen shuffling through items in an aisle at a store in the 3100 block of Northlake Boulevard. Later, as he exited the business, the store’s security alarm went off. The suspect, who was wearing a red hat and riding a blue bicycle was quickly spotted and stopped by police a few blocks away. The man told the officer that the stolen items were in his backpack...
UPDATE: Searchers scour Jupiter Farms for missing 5-year-old kangaroo named Storm

UPDATE: Searchers scour Jupiter Farms for missing 5-year-old kangaroo named Storm

TV crews crowded the typically quiet dirt road in Jupiter Farms Tuesday, nearly 24 hours after one of its residents had gone missing. Neighbors described Storm as a comedian, especially when he leaned back, exposing his round belly and scratching his chest as if without a care in the world. The 4-foot-tall, 45-pound, tawny kangaroo with black paws disappeared Monday night from the home of Eric Westergard...
POINT OF VIEW: Business district cuts future traffic, manages growth

POINT OF VIEW: Business district cuts future traffic, manages growth

The West Palm Beach City Commission unanimously approved the establishment of the Okeechobee Business District (OBD) in August, after an almost two-yearlong process with a significant amount of participation from Palm Beach County, the town of Palm Beach and other key stakeholders. RELATED: Editorial: West Palm wrong to ignore traffic concerns with One Flagler The OBD was recommended for approval...
Gardens woman wins custody fight — for now — over dog rescued from Iraq

Gardens woman wins custody fight — for now — over dog rescued from Iraq

Socks, a stray Labrador/retriever mix saved from the battle-scarred streets of Baghdad, can stay in his new home here rather than go to a rescue agency in Texas, a Palm Beach County judge ruled last week. RELATED: Socks, dog rescued to Gardens from Iraq, is center of custody fight Socks befriended Adam Schank, a canine handler for a Department of State contractor, helping win over the man who would...
Palm Tran Connection buses to hit Florida’s Turnpike — finally

Palm Tran Connection buses to hit Florida’s Turnpike — finally

To get from west of Boca Raton to suburban Lake Worth on a Palm Tran Connection bus, passengers are taken on quite an excursion. The driver takes Glades Road east to Interstate 95, takes the highway north, gets off in Lake Worth, and then drives all the way west. It’d be much easier, patient riders have said, to just take Florida’s Turnpike. Come Nov. 1, they may get their wish. Related...
Here’s why an I-95 exit ramp at PGA in the Gardens has a lane closed

Here’s why an I-95 exit ramp at PGA in the Gardens has a lane closed

Drivers who would ordinarily sail off northbound Interstate 95 at eastbound PGA Boulevard will encounter orange cones blocking the far-right lane on the exit ramp this week, temporarily eliminating the merge-on-red allowed in the right-hand lane. The other eastbound lanes remain open. The merge lane on PGA also is closed from the highway exit to RCA Boulevard so that workers can replace the curb and...
NEW: Delray Beach families’ feud blamed for Monday night gunfire 

NEW: Delray Beach families’ feud blamed for Monday night gunfire 

A nearly decade-long family feud has left another man with life-altering injuries, Delray Beach police said. Patrick Palmer, 25, of Delray Beach was injured in Monday evening’s gunfire near Northwest 11th Avenue and Third Terrace, police said. The gunfire also hit a wall on the west side of S.D. Spady Elementary School and a window into a teachers’ lounge. The front...
LATEST: ‘We’ll talk later’: Greenacres woman spoke to mother less than hour before fatal D.C. stabbing

LATEST: ‘We’ll talk later’: Greenacres woman spoke to mother less than hour before fatal D.C. stabbing

When Wendy Martinez was 5 years old, her parents fled Nicaragua as Sandinista revolutionaries prepared to overthrow the government. The family relocated to the U.S. and eventually to Greenacres, a place Cora and Juan Carlos Martinez Sr. believed gave their young daughter a “better way to live life.” Wendy Martinez made good on her parents’ bold move, becoming a standout...
No more free rides: Shuttle services in Delray Beach will be gone by October

No more free rides: Shuttle services in Delray Beach will be gone by October

DELRAY BEACH — Two of the most popular free shuttle services in downtown Delray Beach will stop operating at the end of the month. A novelty trolley service that loops through the downtown and the Downtowner, an electric car taxi that shuttles locals, will stop operating by Oct. 1. The trolleys are run by the city, and cost taxpayers about $1,170 a day to operate. The...
Raclette night: Pistache wants to melt your cheese-loving heart

Raclette night: Pistache wants to melt your cheese-loving heart

Want a super cheesy reason to visit the top French bistro in West Palm Beach?  There’s a raclette special Wednesday night.  Not that one needs a copious amount of oozy, melted French cheese to enjoy an evening at Pistache, the stylish bistro that has anchored a prime block of the downtown waterfront for a decade. With a menu that explores Parisian-style classics at lunch, dinner...
BREAKING: Man not guilty by reason of insanity in attempted drowning of daughter

BREAKING: Man not guilty by reason of insanity in attempted drowning of daughter

A West Palm Beach man charged with trying to drown his 2-month-old daughter in 2015 was found not guilty by reason of insanity on Tuesday. A jury spent much of the day deliberating before returning not-guilty verdicts for Bryan Patrice on charges attempted second-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, domestic battery and resisting with violence.  Following the verdict, Circuit...
PBSO: Palm Springs-area woman lied to detective during murder investigation

PBSO: Palm Springs-area woman lied to detective during murder investigation

A 27-year-old woman who was questioned Thursday during a murder investigation now faces charges after she reportedly lied to a Palm Beach County sheriff’s detective.  Marie Germain, who lives south of Palm Springs, was arrested last week on a charge of lying about a capital felony case. A judge ordered that she be released Friday morning from the Palm Beach County Jail without...
JUST IN: Ex-Dwyer football standout arrested in Jupiter shooting incident

JUST IN: Ex-Dwyer football standout arrested in Jupiter shooting incident

In his latest run-in with Jupiter police, former Dwyer High School football standout Michael Fleurizard is accused of shooting at a car and fleeing about 3 miles south. Fleurizard, 26, was arrested Monday on a slew of charges including multiple counts of aggravated assault and driving-related offenses. Judge Dina Keever-Agrama ordered the West Palm Beach resident be held without the possibility...
BREAKING: Publix west of Delray sells winning Fantasy 5 ticket

BREAKING: Publix west of Delray sells winning Fantasy 5 ticket

A Publix Super Market in suburban Delray Beach sold one of three winning Fantasy 5 tickets in Monday’s statewide drawing, the Florida Lottery said. The ticket pays $58,971.19 and bears numbers 1-8-13-26-30. The player bought the ticket at the Publix in the Villages of Oriole Plaza on West Atlantic Avenue and Hagen Ranch Road. The other two winning tickets were sold in Naples and New Port Richey...
JUST IN: Jury set to decide if man was sane when infant nearly drowned

JUST IN: Jury set to decide if man was sane when infant nearly drowned

A jury may decide Tuesday whether Bryan Patrice attempted to drown his baby three years ago while high on synthetic drugs or if the incident was the result of a mentally ill man caught in a psychotic breakdown. Patrice, 41, is charged with aggravated child abuse, attempted second-degree murder, domestic battery and resisting an officer without violence stemming from the 2015 incident. Closing...
Why Gardens officials worry about Bear’s Club land swap in Jupiter

Why Gardens officials worry about Bear’s Club land swap in Jupiter

Motivated in part by complaints from residents who live across the street, city officials are fighting The Bears Club’s request to the county to let it develop 15 acres of conservation land. RELATED: Commissioners postpone vote on Jack Nicklaus’ Bear’s Club land swap Jack Nicklaus’ invitation-only Bears Club is on the north side of Donald Ross Road next to Trump National Golf...
Loxahatchee Battlefield ‘History in the Park’ restarts in October

Loxahatchee Battlefield ‘History in the Park’ restarts in October

Before there was Riverbend Park, before the trailer park and before the orange groves that once occupied the land, two battles of the Second Seminole War were fought within nine days near the headwaters of the Loxahatchee River. The year was 1838. On Jan. 15, Lt. Levin M. Powell of the Navy’s Waterborne Everglades Expeditionary Unit lost the First Battle of the Loxahatchee against the Seminoles...
In Jupiter: Paint and give back; learn about coffee; become a luminary

In Jupiter: Paint and give back; learn about coffee; become a luminary

UPTOWN ART JUPITER GIVE BACK Create a “Sunset by the Sea” painting and help out a local cause at this Uptown Art fundraiser. Els for Autism — which provides resources involving education, research, recreation and more for those with autism spectrum disorder — will receive a portion of the proceeds from each seat ($30 if you register online, $35 at the door) and all of the proceeds...
Looking for a cool new treat? Bahama Buck’s opens in Jupiter Tuesday

Looking for a cool new treat? Bahama Buck’s opens in Jupiter Tuesday

A cool new treat is hitting the streets of Abacoa today. Bahama Buck’s will have a grand opening at its newest location, 1209 Main St., Suite 116, from noon to 9 p.m. The Texas-based shaved ice chain boasts 91 original shaved ice flavors, with 12 sour flavors and 20 “Thin Ice” sugar-free flavors. Their autumn flavors, just in time for the fall equinox, are Candy Corn, Caramel Apple...
With anniversary near, a fire killed their dog, destroyed their house

With anniversary near, a fire killed their dog, destroyed their house

Bryen Dennis left his two-story, four-bedroom home on Oak Grove Circle in suburban Lake Worth Friday morning about 45 minutes before it was destroyed by a fire. “We were going on a cruise for our seven-year anniversary,” said Dennis of his wife, Kristina and their two daughters, Tori, 6 and Harper, 2. “Now we’re staying at a friends place for a couple of weeks...
Horse is back atop the old Lake Worth saddle shop; and it’ll stay there

Horse is back atop the old Lake Worth saddle shop; and it’ll stay there

Jake is back. After being gone a few weeks, the well-known, 15-foot horse on top of the building at 317 N. Dixie Highway in Lake Worth , where McLelland’s Saddlery used to be, has been re-painted. Originally black, it’s now white and brown, like a pinto horse. Ariana Peters, managing director at Peters Development, the company that...
Facing termination, Boynton Beach High principal resigns

Facing termination, Boynton Beach High principal resigns

Boynton Beach High School Principal Guarn Sims has decided to resign from the school district after learning that he would face termination early next month. On Friday, Sims submitted a letter of resignation effective Oct. 3. “I have enjoyed my 24 years of service to the students and communities of Palm Beach County,” he wrote in the  resignation letter. “Although I will be...
PBSO shooting victim Dontrell Stephens loses appeal

PBSO shooting victim Dontrell Stephens loses appeal

In what his attorney said was a crushing — even potentially fatal — blow for a 25-year-old West Palm Beach man who was shot by a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy, a federal appeals court has finally said he must head back to court to get the $22.4 million a jury in 2016 said he deserved. Paralyzed from the waist down since he was shot by Deputy Adams Lin in 2013...
NEW: Car crashes into Delray Beach building; driver injured

NEW: Car crashes into Delray Beach building; driver injured

One person was injured Monday morning when a car crashed into the BankUnited building on West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach Fire Rescue authorities said.  Rescue crews responded shortly before 11 a.m. to the multi-story office building west of South Military Trail. They found the car inside of the building. The driver was injured in the crash but is expected to survive.  No one...
DETAILS: Wellington time capsule holds Playboy, bikini, newspapers

DETAILS: Wellington time capsule holds Playboy, bikini, newspapers

Playboy magazine. A string bikini. A bank passbook in the name of “The Citizens of Wellington.” A widely forgotten time capsule that provides a snapshot of Wellington life in the 1970s is getting new attention thanks to a few village employees and the Wellington Historical Society. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly newsletter for Wellington news The time capsule was...
EXCLUSIVE: PGA National being sold for $233 million

EXCLUSIVE: PGA National being sold for $233 million

PGA National Resort & Spa, one of the county’s most iconic resorts and the home of the Honda Classic, is under contract to be sold to a Canadian company. A website that tracks hotel sales said Brookfield Asset Management, of Toronto, signed a contract on July 26 to buy the Palm Beach Gardens resort. A source familiar with the transaction said a Brookfield private real estate fund will pay $233...
Port of Palm Beach board considers deepening, widening inlet

Port of Palm Beach board considers deepening, widening inlet

The Port of Palm Beach is again considering a controversial project to deepen and widen the Lake Worth Inlet just south of Peanut Island to make it easier for commercial ships to enter and leave the port. In a discussion during a Port of Palm Beach Commission meeting Thursday, commissioners heard public comments and discussed the benefits and drawbacks of widening the inlet. Supporters of...
PBC’s latest choice high school scrapped weeks after freshmen arrive

PBC’s latest choice high school scrapped weeks after freshmen arrive

The school district’s ongoing spat with the state over the need to relieve school crowding by building new schools and adding on to others has seen its first casualty: The Conservatory at North Palm Beach’s plans to grow into a high school like no other in the county. Weeks after welcoming the school’s first freshman class, Principal Teresa Stoupas told parents in...
‘Boo’s brother:’ Injured West Palm man writes gunman’s nickname on dry-erase board 

‘Boo’s brother:’ Injured West Palm man writes gunman’s nickname on dry-erase board 

A 40-year-old man was nearly killed last month in a spray of gunfire outside a West Palm Beach home.  Nearly two weeks later, on Sept. 9, he still couldn’t speak. But he was able to write. The man wrote the details of that August night on a dry-erase board as detectives watched, police records state. The man, who had gunshot wounds to his chest, back and legs, indicated that &ldquo...
North Palm sewing club creates special pillows for Alzheimer’s patients

North Palm sewing club creates special pillows for Alzheimer’s patients

With bits of ribbon, strips of Velcro and other items found in their sewing drawers, the ladies of the Sand Dollars Quilting Bee gather weekly to create specially designed pillows to distribute to Alzheimer’s patients. During the past three months, the group has donated nearly 100 “fidget pillows” to churches, senior centers and other facilities that provide dementia-specific...
First look: Submarine Crab surfaces in Wellington

First look: Submarine Crab surfaces in Wellington

The new seafood spot in Wellington was almost empty when I wandered in on a recent Saturday at mid-afternoon. Submarine Crab, part of a national chain with locations in California and Pembroke Pines, opened early last month in the former Jordan Steakhouse (and Pangea before that) space near the Mall at Wellington Green.  The emptiness only accentuated the strikingly bare décor. Then...
NEW: PBSO faults jail deputies for slow response to attorney signaling for help

NEW: PBSO faults jail deputies for slow response to attorney signaling for help

As her client made what she saw as intimidating advances on her in a small interview room at the Palm Beach County Jail, a public defender last month frantically pressed a "duress button" and even banged on a glass window before two deputies finally came to let her out, internal affairs records show.  Deputies Shaquila Davis, hired in 2015, and Celestina Becerra, hired in 2002...
West Palm church rally joins nationwide action against gun violence

West Palm church rally joins nationwide action against gun violence

Around a hundred souls packed the Greater Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Sunday to join a nationwide call for laws to stop gun violence. The event, part of the third annual Concert Across America to End Gun Violence, began shortly after 4 p.m. in the city’s Pleasant City neighborhood, a section of town all too familiar with gun crimes. This year’s series started nationwide Thursday...
BREAKING: Belle Glade man killed in one-car wreck

BREAKING: Belle Glade man killed in one-car wreck

A man was killed when his vehicle went out of control and slammed into a palm tree on Saturday evening, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Yoelvy Delgado, 44, was driving northbound on Main Street when he lost control of his Nissan Titan. The vehicle ended up in the median before sliding sideways. According to the sheriff’s office, Delgado’s vehicle slid...
NEW: Man struck and killed by vehicle in suburban West Palm Beach

NEW: Man struck and killed by vehicle in suburban West Palm Beach

A pedestrian was killed when he was hit by a vehicle on Friday night in suburban West Palm Beach, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Darryl Knight, 51, of suburban West Palm was killed when he was hit by a Nissan Versa at the intersection of Okeechobee Boulevard and Donnell Road, just north of the Westgate neighborhood. According to officials, Knight was in the median...
JUST IN: One dead, two injured in wreck on Beeline Highway

JUST IN: One dead, two injured in wreck on Beeline Highway

One person was killed and two others injured in a two-vehicle accident Saturday night at the intersection of Beeline Highway and PGA Boulevard in suburban Palm Beach Gardens. Zackery Rodriguez, 20, of Loxahatchee was killed when he attempted to turn left off PGA onto Beeline on a red signal, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Rodriguez’s vehicle was struck by the...
Paramedics take suburban Boca boy to hospital after he’s found in pool

Paramedics take suburban Boca boy to hospital after he’s found in pool

A toddler was taken to the hospital after fire-rescue workers were called to save the distressed child from the suburban Boca Raton pool. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue first responders were called out to the Village Del Mar community. They took the preschool-aged boy to a nearby hospital, said Capt. Albert Borroto, fire-rescue public information officer. From the scene, paramedics reported the child...
PBSC to open expanded food pantry on Lake Worth’s campus on Tuesday

PBSC to open expanded food pantry on Lake Worth’s campus on Tuesday

On Tuesday, Palm Beach State College is opening an expanded food pantry to help students who are struggling financially. “Our students are disproportionately effected by the economy,” said Jeannie Hoban, director of the college’s student counseling center. “We hope by doing this … we can support our students and help them to be successful in college and not let these...
Rally for Puerto Rico draws hundreds to Mar-a-Lago, West Palm

Rally for Puerto Rico draws hundreds to Mar-a-Lago, West Palm

As Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico a year ago, Sylvia Chaluissant watched water pour into her home through the electrical outlets in the walls. Soon after, her home was flooded and her furniture was ruined. “And I was one of the lucky ones,” the Puerto Rican native said Saturday. Chaluissant was one of about 800 protesters gathered at the Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, protesting...
Gardens lowers tax rate; bills could still go up with property values

Gardens lowers tax rate; bills could still go up with property values

Palm Beach Gardens officials approved a budget Thursday that includes money to create new jobs, continue publishing the city magazine, maintain parks and recreation facilities and offer economic development incentives. RELATED: Gardens council OKs 12 percent raises for police Helping pay for those expenses, the city’s overall value increased to $11.54 billion this year, an increase of 6.12 percent...
Keiser rally falls short as Seahawks lose school’s first home game

Keiser rally falls short as Seahawks lose school’s first home game

Roughly a decade after the idea of a football program was first floated and after three long weeks on the road to begin their inaugural season, the Keiser Seahawks finally played their first home game. The record book will show a mistake-filled 21-15 loss to Georgetown College (Kentucky), a decorated program ranked ninth in the country that made the NAIA quarterfinals last year and won national titles...
3 TO SEE: Opera nights, Sinatra tribute, social media exhibit

3 TO SEE: Opera nights, Sinatra tribute, social media exhibit

There’s always something to do in the Palm Beaches! That’s why every week, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County helps you with three ideas — one that’s free, one that’s affordable and one that’s a splurge. Your events curator is the Cultural Concierge, a free service that provides customized cultural recommendations and more at palmbeachculture.com/concierge...
For sexual assault survivors, triggers are never far away

For sexual assault survivors, triggers are never far away

Regardless of how the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination hearing turns out, one thing is certain: Victims of past sexual trauma are at increased risk for being triggered. Last October, when the Harvey Weinstein rape accusations jump-started the #MeToo movement, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) — the nation’s biggest anti-sexual-violence organization — said...
Princess brides: What wedding dresses say about women and their times

Princess brides: What wedding dresses say about women and their times

As every bride knows, choosing a wedding gown means so much more than saying yes to the dress. It means saying yes to a whole mess of identity issues: Are you a girly girl? A mermaid? A sexpot? Does your personality require something plain, pearly or princess-y? And how do you fit in to the wider history of women when you’re walking down that aisle? For centuries, wedding dresses have never...
Fire department surprises 3-year-old with birthday party after guests cancel at last minute

Fire department surprises 3-year-old with birthday party after guests cancel at last minute

The Harrisburg Fire Department in North Carolina surprised a 3-year-old with a birthday party after several of his classmates canceled Sunday.  Melissa Reid said she received several text messages the morning of her son's birthday party from parents, letting her know her son's classmates couldn't make it.  >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news ...
CDC approves nasal-spray vaccine for flu season

CDC approves nasal-spray vaccine for flu season

After advising the public to avoid the nasal-spray version of the flu vaccine for the past two years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now giving it the green light. A favorite of the needle-averse, the spray did not appear to work as well against H1N1, a strain of the flu, in the past few seasons, the CDC said. But it’s expected to work better this year, said the CDC and Dr...

HPV-related cancer rates are rising. Vaccine rates are rising, too

Cancers linked to the human papillomavirus have increased significantly over the last 15 years in the United States, with throat cancer now the most common HPV-related malignancy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 43,000 people developed HPV-associated cancer in 2015, compared with about 30,000 in 1999, the CDC said. At the same time, the CDC said, HPV vaccination...

Huge clinical trial collapses, research on alcohol remains befuddling

Research on alcohol consumption is in a pickle. There’s no question that pounding one drink after another is bad for your health. Things get murkier when it comes to “moderate” drinking. What does that mean? What’s the limit? Can a health-conscious person serenely order a second round? The alcohol industry has long embraced the notion that alcohol in moderation not only won&rsquo...
Eye exam shows promise in predicting Alzheimer’s years before symptoms

Eye exam shows promise in predicting Alzheimer’s years before symptoms

ST. LOUIS — Using an easy eye exam, researchers at Washington University of Medicine in St. Louis were able to detect evidence of Alzheimer’s disease in patients before they had symptoms of the disease. The findings, involving 30 patients, were published today in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology. Scientists estimate that Alzheimer’s-related plaques begin accumulating in the brain two...

Google’s revamped fitness app tracks ‘Move Minutes’ and ‘Heart Points’

Google’s trying to get you off the couch by simplifying the look of its Fit app to measure just two things: how much you move and how good that is for your heart. The company redesigned the app in partnership with the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization to reflect both the amount that people move every day and the intensity of that movement. It also looks more like Apple&rsquo...
Want to be healthier? Pick up the pace

Want to be healthier? Pick up the pace

Everyone knows that walking is one of the best exercises for health, which is why physicians regularly recommend 150 minutes a week. But that’s a measure of volume. What about walking speed? Does that make a difference? A recent paper indicates the answer may be yes. Previous research had focused only on total amounts of exercise in minutes, or steps. A team of epidemiologists in Sydney looked...
Niall Horan: Four things to know about his Coral Sky concert

Niall Horan: Four things to know about his Coral Sky concert

When you think of the solo careers that have spun off from boy band phenom One Direction, Harry Styles usually comes to mind first. But Niall Horan is charting a new direction for himself as well. Horan, who performs Sunday at Coral Sky Amphitheatre with indie-country star Maren Morris, has had solo hits with “This Town” and “Slow Hands.” And he’s getting critical...
KISS announces 'End of the Road' farewell tour

KISS announces 'End of the Road' farewell tour

We’ve heard this song before, but it seems genuine that KISS’ upcoming “End of the Road World Tour” will be exactly that. The band announced the decision to pack up the pyro after a performance on Wednesday’s finale of “America’s Got Talent.” "All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never...
Local Fishing Report

Local Fishing Report

OFFSHORE FISHING Off Jensen Beach, the vermilion snapper bite is still fantastic. Working some of the wrecks and artificial reefs in 80 to 140 feet of water, anglers are catching their limits using chicken rigs with squid. The king mackerel bite is holding steady in 60 to 120 feet. Off the Palm Beach area, the fishing for amberjack has been good. Anglers using live baits, with heavy sinkers on three-way...
Flashback: When historic Clematis Street buildings caught on fire

Flashback: When historic Clematis Street buildings caught on fire

Windows exploded and shattered glass littered Clematis Street. Air-conditioning units fell to the ground. A ceiling collapsed. Firefighting equipment malfunctioned. On a Halloween night 41 years ago, an iconic 1923 downtown West Palm Beach building was engulfed in flames, and it took 2 1/2 hours to extinguish it. Two ladder trucks, three pumpers, 30 city firefighters and a crew from Palm Beach...
Are Bert and Ernie gay? 'Sesame Street' weighs in on ex-writer's comments

Are Bert and Ernie gay? 'Sesame Street' weighs in on ex-writer's comments

The nonprofit organization behind the beloved children's show "Sesame Street" is weighing in on a question that has sparked debates for decades: Are Bert and Ernie a gay couple? The answer: Nope, they're puppets, Sesame Workshop said in a statement Tuesday. "As we have always said, Bert and Ernie are best friends," the statement said. "They were created to teach...
'Avengers 4' movie: Jeremy Renner teases bruised, bloody Hawkeye

'Avengers 4' movie: Jeremy Renner teases bruised, bloody Hawkeye

Actor Jeremy Renner wants you to know that Hawkeye will be returning to the upcoming untitled “Avengers 4” reshoot, despite the rumors. The superhero, along with Ant-Man and the Wasp, didn’t make it to Marvel’s Atlanta-filmed “Avengers: Infinity War,” but Renner is officially back in action for the next installation. >> Read more trending news  The...
Fresh noodles, toppings at Ramen Lab Eatery

Fresh noodles, toppings at Ramen Lab Eatery

MENU Ramen Lab Eatery’s chief attraction is big bowls of noodles served with broth and exotic toppings. Ramen Lab also serves poke, fresh fish over rice or salad. The most expensive item on the menu is $18. Ramen Lab sells beer and wine. ATMOSPHERE Ramen Lab Eatery’s Delray Beach location occupies a space in a bustling restaurant area just north of Atlantic Avenue, where parking is at...
3 TO SEE

3 TO SEE

There’s always something to do in The Palm Beaches! That’s why every week, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County helps you with three ideas — one that’s free, one that’s affordable and one that’s a splurge. Your events curator is the Cultural Concierge, a free service that provides customized cultural recommendations and more at palmbeachculture.com/concierge...

FESTIVALS AND BAZAARS

It’s that time of year for pumpkins and pine cones, homemade crafts and holiday décor. Here are some of the fall festivals and holiday craft bazaars coming up in the area. CENTRAL Holiday Craft Fair, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 165 Ohio Road, Lake Worth. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 4. Vendors, homemade crafts, fall and Christmas items, quilts, woodwork,...
A colorful story: Welcome to Leslie’s house

A colorful story: Welcome to Leslie’s house

The minute you meet Leslie, your heart is happy. She is one of those people who radiates sunshine. So when I found out Anne, one of our designers, was going to be working with Leslie to help her bring all that light and love to her interior design, I couldn’t wait to see what this talented team would come up with. Like Leslie, the story of her house is very interesting. It is located in a wonderful...
How to protect yourself against common home improvement scams

How to protect yourself against common home improvement scams

Home improvement, repair and renovation projects represent significant investments. And with that kind of money at stake and decisions often made under pressure, home repairs make an inviting target for scam artists who plan to take the money and run. Protect yourself from fraud by looking out for these common schemes: “Hey, I was doing a job in the neighborhood and I have some extra materials...
This home has all the right angles

This home has all the right angles

KING COUNTY, Wash. — This is a story with lots of angles. It begins and ends, as so many stories do, at home. And in this extra-special case: Even the home has lots of angles. THE COMMUNITY ANGLE John and Cathy live in a close, connected neighborhood near Woodinville. There’s a gate to get in, but otherwise, not one single suggestion of “suburbia”: not in the relaxed weekend...
Choose natural fixture colors to match your environment

Choose natural fixture colors to match your environment

Q: Dear Ed, my husband and I are lucky to retire in a small house in a seaside community. We plan to remodel the kitchen and wanted to ask about kitchen decorating choices to blend in with our surroundings. Can you please give us some ocean-inspired kitchen ideas? — Dottie, Rhode Island A: It’s a good practice to include a little of your outdoor environment with your indoor projects. This...
5 ways to enhance your home’s curb appeal

5 ways to enhance your home’s curb appeal

Everyone wants the prettiest home on the block, which is why curb appeal never gets old. It’s that bump of pride you feel every time you pull into the driveway or stroll up the front walk. Curb appeal also adds value to your home, since it will bring in buyers when the time comes to sell. And a lot of projects are DIY-friendly, meaning homeowners with the right mix of time, tools and talent...
Try these 7 tips for affordable artwork

Try these 7 tips for affordable artwork

Artwork doesn’t have to be expensive to look expensive. Designers use a number of tricks to create interesting and original artwork without breaking the bank. Here are seven tips for adding artwork to your decor on a budget. 1. Mix and match. Whether using frames and prints of different shapes and sizes or placing two mismatched pieces of art side by side, mixing it up can create interest. 2...
Bee Colorful flower mix reminds us why triadic harmony is so stunning

Bee Colorful flower mix reminds us why triadic harmony is so stunning

Bee Colorful flower mix is so vibrant in color it’s as if a color artist was involved in its design. Which always seems to be the case when gardeners use triadic harmony; it simply looks harmonious. Bee Colorful is a new mix from Suntory of Japan. This mix, no doubt, will attract those pollinating visitors but also will garner wows from your friends and neighbors who’ll want to visit more...
When to do it yourself, when to hire someone

When to do it yourself, when to hire someone

Seasonal chores: DIY or outsource? How you decide what tasks to take on and what to delegate depends on several factors — cost and time involved, safety concerns and personal preference. After all, one person’s chore is another person’s relaxation. Liza Hausman, vice president of industry solutions for Houzz, said that if you’re on the fence about whether to tackle a chore...
Robbery victim shot after online date set him up, police say

Robbery victim shot after online date set him up, police say

A man was shot multiple times Tuesday morning in Atlanta when his online date set him up to be robbed, according to police.  An Atlanta police officer was flagged down just before 1:30 a.m. after the man drove to a gas station seeking help. He had several gunshot wounds to the chest, police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The shooting victim...
‘Captain Marvel’ trailer released, fans get first look of Brie Larson’s take on role

‘Captain Marvel’ trailer released, fans get first look of Brie Larson’s take on role

Hot on the heels of “Mary Poppins Returns” trailer release, Marvel has released its own flying superstar’s trailer: “Captain Marvel.” Brie Larson stars as the latest hero introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And we’re finally getting a look at Captain Marvel, whose appearance was teased at the end credits scene of “Avengers: Infinity War...
ULTRAMARATHON MAN

ULTRAMARATHON MAN

Frank McKinney doesn’t believe in setting limits — he believes in testing them. As a builder of oceanfront mansions. As a five-time best-selling author (with a sixth book being released today). And as a seven-time finisher of the world’s most challenging ultramarathon: the Badwater 135 in Death Valley, California. “I’m always searching for what I call the ‘three...
Are household disinfectants making kids overweight? Study finds possible link

Are household disinfectants making kids overweight? Study finds possible link

Obesity affects nearly 1 in 6 children in the United States, according to new data from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State of Obesity report. And new findings from the Canadian Medical Association Journal reveal there may be more contributing to that stat than overeating. Overweight children are approximately five times more likely to be obese or overweight as adults, increasing...
Ed Sheeran brings smiles to Boston Children's with special visit

Ed Sheeran brings smiles to Boston Children's with special visit

Over the weekend, children at Boston Children's Hospital were all smiles when Ed Sheeran stopped by for a visit. The award-winning singer and songwriter made a special visit where he answered questions, posed for selfies and entertained patients. >> Read more trending news  Sheeran even sang his hit song "Perfect" to young boys and girls and staff members. In a Facebook post,...
Katt Williams says Atlanta DJ Wanda Smith's husband pointed gun at him

Katt Williams says Atlanta DJ Wanda Smith's husband pointed gun at him

Katt Williams told Gwinnett County police Saturday night that V-103 personality Wanda Smith’s husband pointed a gun at him outside the Atlanta Comedy Theater in Norcross.According to a police report, Smith’s husband LaMorris Sellers said his gun had merely fallen out. He told cops he did chase Williams into a nearby supermarket, but did not point a gun at him.  The incident between...
’Practically perfect’ Mary Poppins returns in first full trailer

’Practically perfect’ Mary Poppins returns in first full trailer

Mary Poppins is back in the first full trailer for the upcoming sequel to the 1964 Disney classic film. Emily Blunt takes over for the role in “Mary Poppins Returns” made famous by Julie Andrews as the practically perfect nanny who arrives to take care of the Banks children once again. But is it the younger children or her original wards she’s there to care for? Watch the trailer...
Beatriz Williams: Palm Beach is fertile ground for fiction writers

Beatriz Williams: Palm Beach is fertile ground for fiction writers

The first chapter of Beatriz Williams’ 2015 novel, “Along the Infinite Sea” opens in 1960s Palm Beach. Williams’ main character Prunella “Pepper” Schuyler, is clad in a green Lilly Pulitzer shift, soaking up the Florida sun beside the grand pool at The Breakers. An omniscient narrator invites the reader to see that Pepper exudes “Palm Beach class.” Williams...
Number of opioid prescriptions remains unchanged, Mayo Clinic finds

Number of opioid prescriptions remains unchanged, Mayo Clinic finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Despite increased attention to opioid abuse, prescriptions have remained relatively unchanged for many U.S. patients, research led by Mayo Clinic finds. The research, published in The BMJ, shows that opioid prescription rates have remained flat for commercially insured patients over the past decade. Rates for some Medicare patients are leveling but remain above where they...
Polio survivor is one of last iron-lung users in U.S.

Polio survivor is one of last iron-lung users in U.S.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While waiting for a bus to take her home from work, Mona Randolph’s head felt like it was going to split open. She had a fever, chills. The sights and sounds of the world intensified. Her nerves were on edge. She was 20 years old, three days into a new job and three months away from getting married. It was 1956. A year before, the government had approved a vaccine for...
Doctor’s orders: Let children just play

Doctor’s orders: Let children just play

Imagine a drug that could enhance a child’s creativity, critical thinking and resilience. Imagine that this drug were simple to make, safe to take, and could be had for free. The nation’s leading pediatricians say this miracle compound exists. In a new clinical report, they are urging doctors to prescribe it liberally to the children in their care. What is this wonder drug? Play. &ldquo...
Ariana Grande deemed bishop's touch at funeral an accident, declined to file complaint

Ariana Grande deemed bishop's touch at funeral an accident, declined to file complaint

Ariana Grande declined to file a complaint after a touching incident involving a bishop at Aretha Franklin's funeral, Detroit Police said Friday.     » RELATED: Watch Ariana Grande sing 'Natural Woman' in tribute to Aretha Franklin      The pop star's representatives said she regarded the breast contact as accidental and wanted to move...
Report: Mac Miller's funeral to be held in Pittsburgh

Report: Mac Miller's funeral to be held in Pittsburgh

Funeral services for rapper and Point Breeze native Mac Miller, who died at age 26 of an apparent overdose, will be held in Pittsburgh, TMZ reported. Miller’s body was placed on a plane in Los Angeles Wednesday morning to be flown to Pittsburgh, according to TMZ. A Jewish service will be held later in the week. On Tuesday, a vigil was held at Pittsburgh’s Blue Slide Park, for...
Burt Reynolds: What fans are leaving outside his home near Jupiter

Burt Reynolds: What fans are leaving outside his home near Jupiter

The expressions of sympathy and remembrance have been growing by the day. Bouquets of flowers. Balloons. Heartfelt letters and notes. Fans of the late Burt Reynolds, who died on Sept. 6, have been honoring their favorite hometown star by leaving mementos pinned to the gates of Valhalla, his Hobe Sound mansion on U.S. 1 just north of Jupiter. On Thursday morning, two giant banners covered the...
Burt Reynolds photos: He was celebrity here before he was a movie star

Burt Reynolds photos: He was celebrity here before he was a movie star

Before he became a worldwide star, before he became an icon of film and television, Burt Reynolds was already famous. In Palm Beach County. Throughout the 1950s, his name appeared routinely in The Palm Beach Post. To eagle-eyed readers, he was probably as well-known as any local politician. On October 31, 1953, for example, his exploits shared the front page along with news of Cold War skirmishes...
Local Fishing Report

Local Fishing Report

OFFSHORE FISHING Off Jensen Beach, the vermilion snapper bite has been great. One charter captain said on a recent trip all six of his guests caught their limit while working a few of the reefs and wrecks in 70 to 140 feet of water. There also have been a few king mackerel caught in 60 to 100 feet. Off Jupiter, there has been an excellent weed line in around 600 feet. It’s extremely prominent...
3 TO SEE: Food and art exhibit, lush gardens and jazz quartet

3 TO SEE: Food and art exhibit, lush gardens and jazz quartet

There’s always something to do in The Palm Beaches! That’s why every week, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County helps you with three ideas — one that’s free, one that’s affordable and one that’s a splurge. Your events curator is the Cultural Concierge, a free service that provides customized cultural recommendations and more at palmbeachculture.com/concierge...
How to harness the power of pastels

How to harness the power of pastels

Pastels are one of the hottest trends in home decor right now. Typically associated with spring and summer, pastel colors are some of the hottest new colors for fall. Why? Pastels are gender-neutral and blend well with other colors while creating a sense of soothing and calm in a subtle way. PASTEL PINK Pastel pink is one of the more popular pastel colors. Pink is a great foundation color and can...
Taste authentic Mexican fare at Los Agaves

Taste authentic Mexican fare at Los Agaves

MENU Authentic Mexican food is what this restaurant promises, and it surely delivers. The menu includes delicious appetizers like the super nachos, available with a choice of ground beef, chicken or picadillo. Other appetizer items are the taquitos, quesadilla and ceviche. Entrees are also varied, from tortilla soup to carnitas, fajitas and tostadas. If you have inclination toward seafood, the Enchiladas...
Food comes with tropical vibe at Twisted Tuna

Food comes with tropical vibe at Twisted Tuna

MENU Appetizers, raw bar, soup, salad, seafood, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, tacos, pizza, oyster and sushi bar, steak, chicken, pasta, desserts. ATMOSPHERE Fun, open-air bar and grill with a tropical vibe, it overlooks the dazzling St. Lucie River. There’s three full liquor bars in this expansive eatery, and an entertainment stage that juts right out over the water. Plenty of casual outdoor...
Paw Paw trees lure Zebras and Dark Kites

Paw Paw trees lure Zebras and Dark Kites

Callaway Gardens is famous for a lot of things in the world of nature and certainly, the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center is among the best in the country. It’s the place to give you a glimpse into the butterflies of Central America and the Tropics. Outside the Center, however, is where I like to hang out where you see what can happen at your home. In other words, build and they will come. After...
Summer bedrooms at Mary Lou’s cottage

Summer bedrooms at Mary Lou’s cottage

I’m amazed any of our neighbors are still speaking to us. We’ve tried their patience sorely with our painfully slow renovation of the little cottage next door. But now, the eyesore of the neighborhood is close to becoming the sweet little cottage I envisioned. Christened Mary Lou’s Cottage in honor of my mom, who lived there at the end of her life, this snug little spot has already...
Rustic timberframe home assembled by ‘dream team’

Rustic timberframe home assembled by ‘dream team’

“Extensive timberframe expertise” was not exactly a prerequisite when Daucey and Pat embarked on building their dream home in the elevated woods near North Bend, Wash. Turns out they assembled just the right dream team, anyway — and just the right dream home. “We had a couple acting as their own general contractor (with no previous experience), an architect [Larry Johnson,...
Need help with smart-home setup? At-home tech support may be answer

Need help with smart-home setup? At-home tech support may be answer

The great thing about shopping online is you don’t have to worry about a pushy salesperson trying to upsell you on something. The downside of shopping online for electronic items is you might need someone to help you figure out how to use your gadget and have it sync up with your other Wi-Fi-connected products. Companies are realizing there’s a need for home tech support as electronic...
Ideas to inspire your dream bathroom

Ideas to inspire your dream bathroom

Bathroom remodels have consistently high returns on investment year after year. Whether you’re setting your home up for a higher resale value or you simply want to make your mornings brighter, these remodeling ideas are sure to enhance both. VANITIES: FROM CENTRAL TO FOCAL The vanity can anchor your bathroom’s design because it is central to both your routine and the physical space. Updating...
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