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BREAKING: Vehicle fire slows traffic on I-95 in Boynton Beach

A truck fire Friday morning slowed southbound traffic on Interstate 95 in Boynton Beach, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. <div></div><br><div id="fb-root"></div> <script>(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook...
BREAKING: Man, 25, killed in Riviera Beach; woman seriously injured

BREAKING: Man, 25, killed in Riviera Beach; woman seriously injured

A fight Thursday afternoon outside a Riviera Beach store ended in gunfire that killed a man and injured a woman. At about 4 p.m., a “small group” of people at the Stony Plaza in the 1600 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, near the Stonybrook Apartments, got into an argument that escalated into a physical dispute, Riviera police said.  A man who was not involved in the...
Royal Palm Beach votes to ban retail dog and cat sales

Royal Palm Beach votes to ban retail dog and cat sales

Royal Palm Beach’s Village Council voted 5-0 Thursday night to ban retail dog and cat sales within 18 months, despite heated protests from a shop owner that it would be “criminal” to force the closure of his family-owned business. “What research has been done to even warrant this?” said Daniel Ruiz, owner of Star Pups Inc. on State Road 7. READ MORE: Royal Palm Beach...
Palm Beach pastor linked to pedophile priest scandal

Palm Beach pastor linked to pedophile priest scandal

The longtime pastor of a prominent Palm Beach church where the Kennedys, the late Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and other luminaries have worshiped became entangled in the latest pedophile priest scandal that erupted this week in Pennsylvania. Monsignor Thomas Klinzing, pastor of the historic St. Edward Roman Catholic Church, was among church leaders in the Diocese of Greensburg in the 1980s...
BREAKING: RV store employee wanted for torching rival Riviera business

BREAKING: RV store employee wanted for torching rival Riviera business

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and federal marshals are on the hunt for a serial arsonist who allegedly torched nearly $350,000 worth of RVs last week in Riviera Beach. A “wanted” poster released by the Florida Department of Financial Services on Thursday says that Benjamin Harris, 54, has an active warrant for 10 counts of second-degree arson in connection with...
Palm Beach County judicial candidate beats $2,000 elections fine

Palm Beach County judicial candidate beats $2,000 elections fine

A Palm Beach County judicial candidate won’t have to pay a $2,000 fine for filing his campaign finance report three weeks late, the Florida Elections Commission ruled this week. Calling the rule absurd, the commission unanimously threw out the fine Palm Beach County Supervisor Susan Bucher imposed against attorney Richard Llerena, who is in a three-person race to replace retiring County Judge...
NEW: Wellington warns of discolored water as valves are flushed

NEW: Wellington warns of discolored water as valves are flushed

Notice a strange color in your water? You’re not alone. Wellington recently began a maintenance program to find and flush all water main valves. What does that mean? Utilities Department crews will open, close and make repairs as needed to make sure every valve remains in top shape. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly newsletter for Wellington news The process could take...
JUST IN: Woman pleads guilty in connection to 2015 West Palm homicide

JUST IN: Woman pleads guilty in connection to 2015 West Palm homicide

A 23-year-old woman pleaded guilty Thursday to charges surrounding the 2015 fatal shooting of a father of five in West Palm Beach. City police say she and her brother set fire to the car in which the man was shot. Desiree Platas pleaded guilty to one count of being an accessory after the fact and one count of second-degree arson. She will spend 10 years in the custody of the Florida Department...

UPS finds Santaluces High’s wayward college credit exams in Canada

Score a victory for the United Parcel Service. After causing no small amount of angst in nearly 300 Santaluces students who learned this week that the folks in brown had lost their college credit exams, the UPS rallied Thursday morning. The box of tests was found in Canada. Montreal, to be exact — some 3,200 miles and several weeks off course from their destination at a grading center in the...
Prescribed burn scheduled for Jonathan Dickinson park

Prescribed burn scheduled for Jonathan Dickinson park

A prescribed burn on 500 acres of pine flatwoods is scheduled for Friday at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, if weather permits. The burn will be focused in the center of the park and along portions of the horse trails, according to a Florida Department of Environmental Protection press release. It should begin at 10:30 a.m. and end around 5 p.m., according to a release. Officials look at the Predicted...
Boca Raton country music concert to benefit Parkland shooting survivors

Boca Raton country music concert to benefit Parkland shooting survivors

BOCA RATON — A night of country music, food trucks and mechanical bull rides in Boca Raton will benefit the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland. A concert, dubbed “#MSDCountyStrong,” is planned at Florida Atlantic University’s Barry Kaye Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. Singer Justin Moore — best known...
What’s the deal with that pyramid atop new Gardens office tower on PGA?

What’s the deal with that pyramid atop new Gardens office tower on PGA?

People have one of two reactions to the prominent, white pyramid atop the newest office tower on PGA Boulevard: they either love it or hate it. RELATED: Pyramid promise: New Palm Beach Gardens towers set to lure firms The 58-foot pyramid on a gleaming, 11-story office building on the outskirts of Downtown at the Gardens is easy to see from the flyover. RELATED: What counts as art? Gardens office tower...
Gardens man, formerly Omarosa’s TV date, comments on her Trump racism accusations

Gardens man, formerly Omarosa’s TV date, comments on her Trump racism accusations

“I’ve always been cool with her,” says Eddy Puyol, better known as Palm Beach Gardens Christian rapper Rawsrvnt, since first meeting Omarosa Manigault, now Omarosa Manigault-Newman. And that was even after the former White House staffer and self-styled “The Apprentice” villain sent him home as a contestant on TV One’s, “Donald J. Trump Presents...
NEW: Hydrants in a Lake Worth community are attached to asbestos pipes

NEW: Hydrants in a Lake Worth community are attached to asbestos pipes

Steve Carr, a retired Lake Worth firefighter, has lived on Crest Drive in Lake Osborne Estates for 15 years. “I’ve lived in this neighborhood my entire life,” said Carr, 62. Now there’s an issue. Carr, who worked in Lake Worth for 17 years, said a city employee told him Thursday morning fire hydrants in his development are attached to asbestos pipes. “And if they...
Boca Raton animal shelter holding ‘pet parade’ to celebrate expansion

Boca Raton animal shelter holding ‘pet parade’ to celebrate expansion

BOCA RATON — The Tri-County Animal Rescue in Boca Raton will parade its pets around a soon-to-be-renovated campus to encourage adoptions and celebrate its pending expansion. During the Sept. 6 “pet parade,” dogs and cats up for adoption will prance around the campus. The event doubles as a fundraiser. The shelter needs to add $7 million to its capital funding campaign to renovate...
BREAKING: Man stabbed to death near West Palm Beach; woman questioned

BREAKING: Man stabbed to death near West Palm Beach; woman questioned

A man was stabbed to death Thursday morning outside the West Palm Beach city limits, Palm Beach County sheriff’s authorities said.  The man was arguing with a woman shortly before 11 a.m. on the 1900 block of North Haverhill Road, by an apartment complex just south of Okeechobee Boulevard, authorities said. Sheriff’s authorities didn’t say whether they believe...
State, county, Boca offering growing tech company money to stay put

State, county, Boca offering growing tech company money to stay put

A Boca Raton-based business that provides emergency response systems promises it will invest $3.6 million into their facility, create 150 jobs, and estimates it will generate $295 million local economic impact. But there’s a catch: The company wants incentives, otherwise it might move to Alabama where it also has an office. RELATED: Four Palm Beach County firms make Inc 500 list While negotiations...
PGA program for veterans with disabilities to tee off at Okeeheelee

PGA program for veterans with disabilities to tee off at Okeeheelee

Nearly two dozen veterans and active military personnel have been invited to hit the links beginning Friday at Okeeheelee Golf Course. Throught its PGA HOPE (Helping our Patriots Everywhere) program, the South Florida PGA Foundation will teach golf to veterans with physical and cognitive challenges in an effort to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. RELATED: Palm Beach...
UPDATE: Santaluces students get reprieve; Missing college credit exams found

UPDATE: Santaluces students get reprieve; Missing college credit exams found

UPDATE Aug. 16, 2018: The United Parcel Service alerted officials Thursday morning that the exams have been found and are being sent to Cambridge to be scored.  About 260 Palm Beach County high school students who expected to get the results of the college credit exams they took last spring instead learned this week that their tests were lost en route by the United Parcel Service. Santaluces...
After backlash, Delray rebuffs controversial West Atlantic land deal

After backlash, Delray rebuffs controversial West Atlantic land deal

A small group of Delray Beach residents eked out a victory for their neighborhood Wednesday evening, when they convinced a city board to walk back a controversial land deal. The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency was poised to sell six acres of land along West Atlantic Avenue valued at $15 million to a developer for just $2 million. But after hours of backlash and debate, four of...
Editorial: In defense of democracy’s defenders

Editorial: In defense of democracy’s defenders

We aren’t the enemy. It doesn’t matter how many times the president of the United States calls the news media “the enemy of the American people,” or attaches the word “fake” to “stories,” “media” or “polls.” All the repetitions in the world can’t make the slander true — though, in some minds, the repetition can make...
Priest who worked in Boca accused of abuse by Pennsylvania grand jury

Priest who worked in Boca accused of abuse by Pennsylvania grand jury

A priest who was affiliated with Ascension Catholic Church in Boca Raton is accused of molesting a 9-year-old boy and sexually abusing unidentified others in a scathing report issued Tuesday by a Pennsylvania grand jury that conducted a sweeping investigation into clergy misconduct. Monsignor Thomas Benestad was among the scores of “predator priests” the grand jury mentioned...
Boynton police crack down on school-zone speeders

Boynton police crack down on school-zone speeders

With school back in session, nearly 200,000 students have returned to class in Palm Beach County. That means more cars on the road in the mornings and afternoons, and also the return of another school-year staple in Boynton Beach: 20-mph speed limits in school zones. “This is not a new program,” police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said. “We do it every school year.” By Tuesday...
Jupiter Christian School opens east campus for kids 2 to 7

Jupiter Christian School opens east campus for kids 2 to 7

Jupiter Christian School opened its east campus just in time for the first day of school Wednesday morning, realizing a dream to expand its programming with room to grow. Parents and the 210 enrolled students ranging from PK2, or 2-year-old pre-kindergartners, to first grade were greeted with a small red carpet and an archway lined with red, black and white balloons ready for the perfect back-to-school...
Wellington awards contracts for license plate readers, new park

Wellington awards contracts for license plate readers, new park

The village council approved a pair of projects Tuesday night that will boost safety and provide new recreational opportunities for residents. As part of its consent agenda, the council awarded contracts of $463,000 to Vetted Security Solutions for an automated license plate reader system, and $408,000 to Kimley-Horn and Associates to design the village’s new Greenbriar Park. RELATED: Heated...
Steam Horse Brewing opens in  West Palm’s Warehouse District

Steam Horse Brewing opens in  West Palm’s Warehouse District

Like the frothy head on a pint of European lager, Steam Horse Brewing adds a crowning touch to West Palm Beach’s burgeoning Warehouse District. The urban dining and lifestyle complex that includes Grandview Public Market welcomes the craft beer brewery and bar Wednesday, Aug. 15.  And thanks to the brewery’s north county siblings, Steam Horse will roll in with instant...
JUST IN: Martin County man, 19, dies after SUV rolls down driveway, hits him

JUST IN: Martin County man, 19, dies after SUV rolls down driveway, hits him

A 19-year-old Martin County man died last week after being struck by an SUV in a driveway in Port Salerno, the Florida Highway Patrol said Wednesday. Jonathon X. Lockett on Friday was attempting to fix an unknown mechanical malfunction underneath a 2007 GMC Yukon when it rolled down the driveway and hit him, FHP said. The 3:40 p.m. incident happened along Southeast Matousek Street and Southeast Cubin...
JUST IN: No charges filed against woman accused of shooting boyfriend in Boynton

JUST IN: No charges filed against woman accused of shooting boyfriend in Boynton

Charges against a pregnant woman accused of shooting her boyfriend in April were dropped last month.  Lachelle Soodeen, 20, was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm after she told police she shot her boyfriend in self-defense. Prosecutors dropped the charges in the case in July, according to court records. On April 9, Soodeen said that after she had confronted her boyfriend, Joshua...
Leaving Congress, Rooney seeks spot on Palm Beach County bench

Leaving Congress, Rooney seeks spot on Palm Beach County bench

Six months after announcing he wouldn’t seek a sixth term in Congress, U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney has applied for an opening on the Palm Beach County bench. Rooney is among 32 attorneys who have applied to replace County Judge Dana Santino, who was booted from office by the Florida Supreme Court last month over inappropriate comments she made about her opponent in the 2016 election. RELATED: Three...
LATEST: No domestic battery charges filed against Lindsay Lohan’s stepmother

LATEST: No domestic battery charges filed against Lindsay Lohan’s stepmother

The state did not file charges against actress Lindsay Lohan’s stepmother, who was accused of domestic battery in Boca Raton.  Kate Major Lohan was arrested July 26 after her husband told Boca Raton police that she threw a glass candleholder at him during a fight over a cellphone. Michael Lohan said the candleholder smashed against a palm tree and shards of glass cut his left...
Developer hikes offer on West Atlantic land, but will Delray accept?

Developer hikes offer on West Atlantic land, but will Delray accept?

A handful of Delray Beach residents plan to protest a potential land deal tonight, repudiating the city’s willingness to sell land to a foreign developer for far below market value. The developer, John Flynn of Ireland, recently increased his offer on the downtown land to $2 million from $1.2 million. But that bid is still well below the $15 million market value, according to a city report....
Royal Palm Beach weighs ban on retail puppy sales

Royal Palm Beach weighs ban on retail puppy sales

After years of controversy, a proposed ban on the sale of dogs and cats at retail stores lands before the Village Council Thursday evening. Florida has the highest number of complaints to the Humane Society about animals who suffer from health problems critics attribute to breeding at “puppy mills” or “kitten factories” for sale in stores, according to a village staff recommendation...
School employees give sick days for Gardens High teacher’s cancer fight

School employees give sick days for Gardens High teacher’s cancer fight

World history teacher Robert Goodman burned so many sick days fighting colon cancer last spring that he was scheduling chemo around his classes this fall. But a spontaneous Facebook plea went viral, and nearly 60 other teachers and school employees from Jupiter to Boca donated their sick days so that Goodman can fight colon cancer full time. The 23-year Palm Beach Gardens High School veteran educator...
Trump doesn’t have a pet dog, which is unusual for presidents

Trump doesn’t have a pet dog, which is unusual for presidents

For the first time in more than a century, it appears the President of the United States may not have a pet dog in the Oval Office. After the Palm Beach Daily News reported that Palm Beach philanthropist Lois Pope decided not to offer President Donald Trump the goldendoodle she had originally offered as the First Dog, it appears Trump may become the first Commander in Chief without...
Steam Horse Brewing: Best food near new brewery in West Palm’s Warehouse District

Steam Horse Brewing: Best food near new brewery in West Palm’s Warehouse District

Listen up craft beer fans. Steam Horse Brewing Company opens today in West Palm’s Warehouse District. The newest brewery sits a half-block down the train tracks from Grandview Public Market, the county’s first food hall. Fun fact: Steam Horse’s name was inspired by the abandoned railroad spur that runs between the buildings. Although the 6000-square-foot space will have many craft...
LATEST: Palm Tran bus driver fired for punching unruly passenger

LATEST: Palm Tran bus driver fired for punching unruly passenger

A Palm Tran bus driver was fired last week for punching an unruly passenger in May, according to a document provided by the Palm Beach County agency. Palm Tran officials notified Terrence Barber, 45, of his dismissal in a letter dated Aug. 6. Barber reportedly punched a passenger May 13 on the 5000 block of North Federal Highway in Boca Raton, near Yamato Road. City police determined...
Aretha Franklin: Rare photos, her Palm Beach vacation and more

Aretha Franklin: Rare photos, her Palm Beach vacation and more

When she first appeared in South Florida, she was an unknown hotel club singer. When she last appeared in South Florida, she was a legend, an icon. Only one word necessary: Aretha. From the 1960s through the early 2000s, Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday at age 76, was a fixture on South Florida stages. In Palm Beach County, she performed at the West Palm Beach...
The ‘toxic’ algae issue: Social media ire has law enforcement on alert

The ‘toxic’ algae issue: Social media ire has law enforcement on alert

A stream of online vitriol about Florida’s toxic algae disaster has piqued the interest of law enforcement, which is monitoring posts following comments about blowing up the Herbert Hoover Dike, vandalizing cars and “hanging state politicians.” Whether the internet provocations are just disgruntled grousing or credible threats will be considered by the Palm Beach County...
Poké Lab Eatery features raw fish over rice, salad

Poké Lab Eatery features raw fish over rice, salad

MENU Poké Lab Eatery serves poké, the Hawaiian street fare that’s popping up in food halls and shopping malls across the country. Poké Lab serves sushi-grade raw fish over rice or salad. There are just a few items on the menu, priced at $12 to $15. ATMOSPHERE Poké Lab Eatery is one of the vendors at Grandview Public Market, the food hall in an industrial area about...
Good food, lots of TVs at Recovery Sports Grill

Good food, lots of TVs at Recovery Sports Grill

MENU Appetizers, salads, soup, wings, sandwiches, burgers, tacos, chicken, seafood, steak, ribs, pasta. Tantalizing desserts, too. ATMOSPHERE Airy, upscale sports grill and bar, with 46 TV sets inside and out, and a warehouse-type ceiling that gives an old-time feel without the usual noisy acoustics. Nearly 10,000 square feet in size, the eatery is decorated with pictures and memorabilia of New York...
Rosarian Academy inducts new members to National Junior Honor Society

Rosarian Academy inducts new members to National Junior Honor Society

OXBRIDGE ACADEMY Henriete Purina participated as a delegate to the 2018 American Legion Auxiliary Florida Girls State conference, held in Tallahassee this summer. In the program, she was elected to the Supreme Court, where she proposed a bill on nursing home facilities that was passed in both houses of the legislature and signed by the governor. Girls State is a two-week program that provides citizenship...
North blotter: Couple found making whoopee in bushes arrested for disorderly conduct

North blotter: Couple found making whoopee in bushes arrested for disorderly conduct

JUPITER POLICE DISORDERLY CONDUCT Making a love connection in the great outdoors, a couple was seen having sex in the bushes near Longshore Drive and Lake Bend Drive. Once they realized they’d been spotted and the authorities were closing in, the man ran in one direction and the woman began walking west down a sidewalk. The officer who pursued the woman told her to stop multiple times. The woman...
Central blotter: Man takes woman to buy crack, but kicks her when she has no money

Central blotter: Man takes woman to buy crack, but kicks her when she has no money

LANTANA POLICE SUSPICIOUS PERSON Police went to the 1200 block of South Dixie Highway to follow up on a report of a woman who was talking to herself and appeared to be on drugs. They found the 46-year-old woman, who said she had flagged down a white Explorer in Lake Worth and told the driver she was looking to buy crack cocaine. He told her he knew a place in Boynton Beach where she could buy drugs...
South Fork student’s Eagle Scout project helps Humane Society store

South Fork student’s Eagle Scout project helps Humane Society store

ALLAMANDA ELEMENTARY The school is hosting its inaugural golf tournament Oct. 6 at Sandhill Crane Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens. Drive For The Hive and Putt For The Dough will feature a scramble format with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. There will be a silent auction, raffles, prizes and a luncheon. Entry fees are $125 for a single player, $400 for a foursome. Sponsorships are available. For more information...
South blotter: Man arrested after following several female restaurant employees home

South blotter: Man arrested after following several female restaurant employees home

BOYNTON BEACH POLICE STALKING Police received a complaint that a man was loitering near a restaurant in the 300 block of North Congress Avenue and following female employees home. When officers arrived, the man was gone. Police found him hiding in hedges near another restaurant, but he fled into the shopping area. After a short chase, police apprehended him, arrested him and took him to the county...
Principal named for new SouthTech Success Center

Principal named for new SouthTech Success Center

SOUTHTECH SCHOOLS Maynard Harvey was named as the first principal of the SouthTech Success Center, which opens in August 2019. Part of the SouthTech tuition-free, public charter schools system, the center takes an innovative educational approach to enable success of at-risk students who have struggled in traditional school settings. Harvey has 20 years of experience as an elementary and secondary...
Fox News apologizes for misidentifying Patti LaBelle as Aretha Franklin

Fox News apologizes for misidentifying Patti LaBelle as Aretha Franklin

The singer who demanded respect in an iconic 1960s song was temporarily disrespected in the eyes of some of her fans Thursday, hours after her death.  >> Read more trending news  Fox News issued an apology for mistakenly using an image of Patti LaBelle in a news package tribute for legendary singer Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday morning, People reported. “We sincerely...
What age should you stop breastfeeding your baby?

What age should you stop breastfeeding your baby?

It's motherhood 101: Breast is best for your new bundle of joy. However, there are few hard and fast rules on when to wean your little one from breastfeeding. August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, so it’s the opportune time to take a look at some of the benefits for nursing mothers and their babies.  Breastfeeding comes with advantages for both moms and infants, according to...
Danny, Sandy back together again as John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John reunite

Danny, Sandy back together again as John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John reunite

“Grease” is the word! To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the rock ‘n’ roll movie musical that took us to the halls of the ‘50s Rydell High, Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta show they still go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong. The actor and actress who played Danny and Sandy reunited Wednesday at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills...
Lennon, McCartney back together? Well sort of

Lennon, McCartney back together? Well sort of

Lennon and McCartney have teamed up again. But it wasn’t some long-lost recording of John Lennon fronted by Paul McCartney years later.  It was actually the sons of the two music legends. Sean Ono Lennon and James McCartney recently spent time together and took a selfie that could, at a quick glance, be taken for an image of their two fathers from years ago. Lennon posted the photo to Instagram...
Here’s how to make sure your pooch is ready for the new baby 

Here’s how to make sure your pooch is ready for the new baby 

Your dog is a member of the family, right? So when that family expands to include a new little human member, your pup is one of the many "loved ones" you'll need to prepare for the arrival of a baby. Expectant parents can take heart from the multitudes of social media compilations featuring gentle dogs playing with their angelic baby companions, but don't expect to start snapping similar...
’No Erasin’: Steve Perry releases first new song in 20 years, album to be released in October

’No Erasin’: Steve Perry releases first new song in 20 years, album to be released in October

Steve Perry fans have waited decades for new material from the former Journey lead singer. They’ve finally gotten their wish as he released the video for “No Erasin” on YouTube late Tuesday night. The song begins with the lyric, “I know it’s been a long time coming.” >> Read more trending news  He also announced that his latest album, titled ...
5 things every parent should know about immunization

5 things every parent should know about immunization

Within the first few months of your child's life, your pediatrician will likely start talking to you about immunizations. Even if your house is stocked with hand sanitizer and antibacterial soap, it's important to know what options are out there to keep your kid safe from diseases that could have harmful consequences. TheWorld Health Organization defines immunization as the process that makes a person...
Viva Las Aerosmith! Steven Tyler announces band’s Vegas residency

Viva Las Aerosmith! Steven Tyler announces band’s Vegas residency

Aerosmith is setting up shop in Sin City. Steven Tyler and the rest of the legendary band announced that they’re setting up residency on the Las Vegas Strip next year. Shows begin at the Park Theater at Park MGM on April 6, 2019, Variety reported. Sales for “Deuces Are Wild” concerts will open to the Aerosmith fan club “Aero Force One” starting Thursday...
3 TO SEE: Marinelife Day, Boca Resort tour, jazz concert

3 TO SEE: Marinelife Day, Boca Resort tour, jazz concert

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...
Mix wood furniture for an evolved look

Mix wood furniture for an evolved look

Upholstered furniture, like sofas and chairs, bring a lot of razzle-dazzle to our rooms, with their endless options to infuse our spaces with beautiful patterns and colors. But it’s their quieter siblings that provide the backbone to our interior spaces. Wood furniture may not always be as fun as upholstered pieces, but it plays a gigantic role in the design of our rooms. I wanted to share my...
Try these 8 summer cleaning hacks

Try these 8 summer cleaning hacks

Spring is the traditional time when homeowners may think of a cleanup, but summer is also an ideal time to cleanse and purge. With summer comes relaxed days and for some, days off from work and shorter work weeks, making it the ideal time to allocate time for sprucing up, clearing out clutter, and refreshing. Not sure where to start? Here are some tips to help you clear the clutter this summer and...
Hurricane season is also standby generator season

Hurricane season is also standby generator season

Q: Ed: Aside from plumbing issues, I enjoy your bonus columns about installing standby generators. I lost my electrical power for days earlier this year due to heavy snowstorms. Now that hurricane weather is here I want to have my own generator installed. Can you please repeat your famous five steps for standby generator installations? — Kevin, Rhode Island A: I get a request for my standby...

3 quick ways to get organized at home

Messiness doesn’t really hurt anyone. Unless you count the kick to the shins your mom gave you last time she glimpsed your kitchen. Maybe it’s time to tidy things up. Neatnicks Ashley Murphy and Molly Graves, both from Chicago and founders of the organization business Neat Method, have dealt with everything from moldy leftovers to five years’ worth of unopened mail. Their cure? Make...
Nate Berkus’ 8 greatest tips for effortless home style

Nate Berkus’ 8 greatest tips for effortless home style

CHICAGO — Nate Berkus’ life has been a little bit chaotic — mostly in a good way — for the past few years. He married fellow designer and television personality Jeremiah Brent, relocated from New York to Los Angeles, started up a new television show with Brent (TLC’s “Nate and Jeremiah By Design), and the couple welcomed two children, Poppy and Oskar (born this...
How to create the perfect vertical garden

How to create the perfect vertical garden

Vertical gardening is a great way to maximize your living space and enhance the beauty and enjoyment of your home. Easy to create, customize and care for, a vertical garden can be made of anything from hanging flower pots and plastic soda bottles to old mailboxes, wheelbarrows and crates. And the many options allow you the flexibility to get creative and capture your unique sense of style. Here&rsquo...
5 hot summer home improvements

5 hot summer home improvements

There’s no better time than now to tackle those much-needed home improvements than during the summer. A remodeling project may be just what you need not only to add long-term value to your home, but also to live out your summers in style for years to come. Here are five home improvement projects that will make your home the hit of the season: 1. Add a deck. A new deck or patio provides the perfect...
Funky pink begonia exotically unique for baskets, mixed containers

Funky pink begonia exotically unique for baskets, mixed containers

All right begonia lovers there is a new kid on the block with the crazy name Funky Pink and it will make a wonderful addition to mixed baskets and planters. I am growing it with Heavenly Blue Surfinia in rectangular baskets hanging from a deck and it is everything I had hoped it would be. Funky Pink was hybridized by Benary Seed which to be honest have kind of become the begonia gurus in the gardening...
Jury says former NASCAR driver Greg Biffle intruded on ex-wife's privacy

Jury says former NASCAR driver Greg Biffle intruded on ex-wife's privacy

Jurors reached a verdict Monday in the civil court case involving former NASCAR driver Greg Biffle.  According to the jury, Greg Biffle did invade the privacy of his ex-wife, Nicole Biffle. Nicole Biffle and her mother sued him, claiming Greg Biffle had hidden cameras installed in bedrooms and bathrooms of their mansion, recorded them and showed that video to other people. >> Read...
Could your child be gifted? Here's what you need to know 

Could your child be gifted? Here's what you need to know 

Just about every parent has heard their child say something that seems advanced for his age. Or seen her show off an impressive new skill and wondered, "Is my child is gifted?" Of course, each child has special talents and interests, but giftedness is usually identified in specific ways. What does it mean to be gifted and what traits could indicate that your child falls into this category?...
Stars bring awareness to all moms’ postpartum challenges

Stars bring awareness to all moms’ postpartum challenges

The U.S. Open Tennis Championships start in two weeks and — just like last year — nobody is picking former world No. 1 Serena Williams to be a finalist. Of course, there was good reason for that last year: She gave birth to her first child on Sept. 1 — during the tournament. Since December, Williams, 36, has attempted in fits and starts to regain the form that made her arguably the...
Singer Jason Aldean, wife Brittany Kerr Aldean reveal they are having baby girl

Singer Jason Aldean, wife Brittany Kerr Aldean reveal they are having baby girl

Country singer Jason Aldean and his wife, former “American Idol” contestant Brittany Kerr, have revealed the gender of their second child together. Billboard reported that similar to the couple’s announcement of the pregnancy in July, the couple took to Instagram to reveal they were having a baby girl. >> Read more trending news  In a baseball-themed gender reveal...
21 Savage provides free school supplies to over 2,500 students

21 Savage provides free school supplies to over 2,500 students

More than 2,500 people lined up in the Georgia heat last week to share in the generosity of 21 Savage. The Atlanta rapper hosted his third annual “Issa Back 2 School Drive” on Aug. 5 to benefit students from DeKalb County Schools. The event, which last year attracted about 700 people, outfitted students in grades K-12 with backpacks, shoes, uniforms and school supplies. Kids...

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Caregivers, seniors educational event Thursday: 5 to 7 p.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton Executive Meeting Center (4431 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens) and hosted by the senior living community YourLife of Palm Beach Gardens; dinner will be served and estate planning will be discussed; call 561-507-0960 to register. Ongoing support groups Regents Park Boca Raton (6363 Verde Trail, Boca Raton) offers the...
Food additives may harm children’s health

Food additives may harm children’s health

Families should reduce exposure to synthetic chemicals found in food colorings, preservatives, and packaging materials as a growing body of research show they may harm children’s health, according to a policy statement and technical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics released online recently. The statement also suggests improvements to the food additives regulatory system including...
A quarter of adults with sprained ankles were prescribed opioids in ER

A quarter of adults with sprained ankles were prescribed opioids in ER

A quarter of the adults who went to hospital emergency departments with sprained ankles were prescribed opioid painkillers, a new study shows, in another sign of how commonly physicians turn to narcotics even for minor injuries. The state-by-state review revealed wide variation in the use of opioids for the sprains, from 40 percent in Arkansas to 2.8 percent in North Dakota. All but one of the nine...
What scientists are learning about addiction

What scientists are learning about addiction

PHILADELPHIA — None of us has the brain we were born with. Brains grow and adapt. This process, called neuroplasticity, doesn’t end when you step out of the classroom. Even habits — reaching for cookies when stressed out, keeping your head down during staff meetings — cut “trails” in the brain throughout life that can be hard to overcome. When it comes to drug habits...

Alan Alda on Parkinson’s: ‘It hasn’t stopped my life at all’

Actor Alan Alda, known for his roles on “M.A.S.H.,” “The West Wing” and “The Aviator,” recently announced that he has Parkinson’s disease. Speaking on “CBS This Morning,” Alda said he has had “a full life” since he received the diagnosis 3 1/2 years ago. “I’ve acted. I’ve given talks. I help at the Alda Center for...
6 preschool programs you should know about

6 preschool programs you should know about

Whenever you see a preschool classroom on TV or in a movie, you'll usually see kids coloring at a table or maybe sitting down for story time.  In reality, though, there are actually tons of different preschool programs that focus on anything from nature to science. Depending on the school, you might also see a difference in the way that children are exposed to these subjects. As a parent, it's...
Actress Jennifer Garner, daughter rescued from shipping channel while kayaking in Sweden

Actress Jennifer Garner, daughter rescued from shipping channel while kayaking in Sweden

Actress Jennifer Garner took to Instagram this week to poke fun at herself after she got lost while kayaking in Sweden. >> Read more trending news  Garner and her 12-year-old daughter, Violet, took to the waters while vacationing in Stockholm when something went wrong. Garner admitted they ended up in a shipping lane and had to be rescued. “On a pre-middle-school sneak away with my...
When should my child take those much-anticipated first steps?

When should my child take those much-anticipated first steps?

Your child's first steps are a time of great anticipation and excitement, but you might also wonder if he or she is taking too long to reach this important milestone. Most babies start to take their first steps when they're between 9-12 months old, and most are walking well at around the 14- to 15-month mark, according to BabyCenter. The important part to remember is "most," since like...
‘Catfish’ co-host announces he is leaving MTV reality show after 7 seasons

‘Catfish’ co-host announces he is leaving MTV reality show after 7 seasons

Max Joseph, co-host of MTV’s “Catfish,” announced Wednesday he is leaving the reality show after seven seasons. In a Twitter statement, Joseph said he is going to focus on pursing his filmmaking career and the show will continue “going strong” without him. >> Read more trending news  “The time has come, sadly, for me to move on from ‘Catfish...
The cat’s meow: 14 of the best cat cafes in the US

The cat’s meow: 14 of the best cat cafes in the US

If you know anything about cat cafes, you know that they are places to sip a magical cup of coffee - surrounded by the fierce and fabulous.  You might even end up adopting one. What you might not know is that the first cat cafe opened in 1998 in Taipei, Taiwan. They have since popped up all over the world and a second one just opened here in Atlanta.  Here are 14 purr-fectly unique cat cafes...
Carrie Underwood announces she’s pregnant with baby No. 2

Carrie Underwood announces she’s pregnant with baby No. 2

Carrie Underwood and her husband, Mike Fisher, have a good reason her “Cry Pretty” 360 tour will not begin until next year. The superstar couple announced on Instagram in a series of videos Wednesday morning that Underwood is pregnant with baby number 2.  >> Read more trending news  The couple has one son, Isaiah, who was born in Feb. 2015, The Boot reported....
Disney sleep hotline offers bedtime messages from Mickey, other fan favorites

Disney sleep hotline offers bedtime messages from Mickey, other fan favorites

Can't get the kids to go to sleep? Maybe Mickey can help. According to USA Today, Disney's new sleep hotline lets kids hear a goodnight message from Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck or Goofy. If you're in the United States or Canada, you can dial the toll-free number, 1-877-7-MICKEY, to hear one message per call through Aug. 31. >> Read more trending news  The hotline's...
Surf Taco in Jupiter delivers unique twist on Tex-Mex favorites

Surf Taco in Jupiter delivers unique twist on Tex-Mex favorites

MENU Tacos, burritos, bowls, salads, quesadillas, nachos, wraps — but not your usual fast-food Mexican fare. In addition to the typical chicken or beef fillings, taco choices include blackened salmon, mango shrimp or teriyaki chicken. The surf burrito comes with either tempura battered cod or blackened mahi. There are lots of options for vegetarians as well. ATMOSPHERE A bright and beachy spot...
3 TO SEE: ‘Don Quixote’ ballet, auto art exhibit, Peanuts play

3 TO SEE: ‘Don Quixote’ ballet, auto art exhibit, Peanuts play

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...
Save time in the kitchen with the latest smart technology

Save time in the kitchen with the latest smart technology

How much are a few extra minutes worth to you in the kitchen? If you’re racing to get out the door in the morning, maybe to catch the 7:27 train into the city or to get the kids to school, they’re probably worth a lot. Likewise, if the extra minutes are the difference between a perfectly cooked meal and one that’s sat in the oven too long. Security and convenience are the most common...
The art of the tabletop tableau

The art of the tabletop tableau

I think the best interior spaces are those that tell the story of those who live there. Well-designed spaces are not just a collection of lovely furniture, artwork, lighting and accents. They are those that add a bit of magic, a mirror into the passions and pursuits of the home’s inhabitants. One of the easiest ways to offer snapshots into your life story is through the displays on the tabletops...
Reimagined refuge on the waterfront

Reimagined refuge on the waterfront

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. — “LeeAnn blew us off,” jokes Chak Cheung, who lives with his wife, Lisa, in a luxuriously livable waterfront home on Mercer Island. Technically, he is right — but only to a point, seeing as how the interior design of the Cheungs’ luxuriously livable waterfront home is by LeeAnn Baker Interiors. Also, in Baker’s defense, she didn’t blow...
Discover the tastes of Mexico at Señor Burrito

Discover the tastes of Mexico at Señor Burrito

MENU The menu is short, but full of Mexican favorites. Appetizers include nachos, guacamole and tostadas. Quesadillas feature various ingredients, including chicken, chorizo, pork, steak and spinach. Burritos include chicken, steak, pork and veggie offerings. There are fajitas, tacos and enchiladas as well. On the dessert menu are three kinds of homemade flan. ATMOSPHERE It’s a cozy spot tucked...
Ping Pong in the landscape a most beautiful gomphrena

Ping Pong in the landscape a most beautiful gomphrena

If there was a flower that was the proverbial poster child of underutilized flowers it would have to be the globe amaranth or gomphrena. Two years ago, the Ping Pong series slipped under the radar with its debut and quietly won accolades in trials from South Texas to Pennsylvania. This summer in Columbus, Ga., it has amazed me with its perseverance through what seems to be never-ending moisture, heat...
Peat moss vs. mulch: Which is better for top dressing soil in garden?

Peat moss vs. mulch: Which is better for top dressing soil in garden?

Q: Can you please tell me what is the difference between peat moss and mulch? Both are advertised on the packaging to do the same thing: hold moisture, add nutrients to the soil and it’s good for the plants’ well-being. Mulch is not easy to put down, as it is very wet, whereas I can just grab a handful of peat moss at a time and easily place it around the plant. Can you please let me know...
Satisfy your sweet tooth at Tulipan Bakery

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Tulipan Bakery

MENU Tulipan Bakery primarily serves pastries and cakes, but has a solid lunch menu featuring sandwiches and some Latin-American staples. Restaurant-goers looking for a quick bite could stop by the shop to pick up a Cuban sandwich, coffee and something for the sweet tooth for a relatively low-cost meal. The bakery also makes custom cakes, appetizer platters and mini dessert trays. ATMOSPHERE Tulipan&rsquo...
Singer Tamar Braxton said she was ‘targeted’ after confrontation with Delta pilot

Singer Tamar Braxton said she was ‘targeted’ after confrontation with Delta pilot

Singer Tamar Braxton is speaking out for the first time about an “unfortunate” exchange she said she had with a Delta Air Lines employee earlier this year. >> Read more trending news  During an interview with TMZ, the singer discussed her interaction with a pilot, who reprimanded her on a flight last month. She said she was “targeted.” The star’s sister...
CNN’s Don Lemon pushes back against Trump calling him ‘dumbest man on television’

CNN’s Don Lemon pushes back against Trump calling him ‘dumbest man on television’

CNN anchor Don Lemon lashed out Monday night at Donald Trump after the president called him “the dumbest man on television” in a tweet Friday night. >> Read more trending news  Lemon aired an interview with basketball great LeBron James on the opening of a new school for 240 at-risk third and fourth graders.  When asked about the president, James said...
Cool it now: 7 affordable home purchases that will lower your summer energy bill

Cool it now: 7 affordable home purchases that will lower your summer energy bill

Growing up, most people were told by an elder to close the door after coming inside or turn off the lights when leaving a room. Those simple steps used to be the first line of defense against overpriced energy bills, but today, new technology offers more convenient ways to keep your energy costs as low as possible. During the summer months, the sun can be the greatest obstacle when you're trying to...
Lady Gaga to launch Las Vegas residency at the end of this year

Lady Gaga to launch Las Vegas residency at the end of this year

Lady Gaga announced an exclusive residency at Park Theater at the new MGM resort in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The six-time Grammy winner, 32, will perform 27 shows. The singer’s little monsters can choose between two different performances: “Lady Gaga Enigma,” and “Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano.” >> Read more trending news  According to Ticketmaster, the Enigma show...
Keith Urban comes up short at Wawa, woman pays his tab not knowing who he is

Keith Urban comes up short at Wawa, woman pays his tab not knowing who he is

You never know who you’ll be able to help when they need it. A New Jersey woman figured she would help pay the tab of a man who couldn’t afford his meal at a gas station convenience store. It turns out, the man she thought was down on his luck, was actually Grammy Award-winning country star, Keith Urban, The Associated Press reported. Ruth Reed was at a Medford, New Jersey, Wawa Friday...
Officer Jack Russell? Lost dog becomes honorary police K-9 before reuniting with owner

Officer Jack Russell? Lost dog becomes honorary police K-9 before reuniting with owner

A lost dog became a Massachusetts police officer’s co-pilot Monday.  >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news  Duane Boucher, the Orleans Police Department's animal control officer, found the Jack Russell terrier near the Pump House Surf Shop on Route 6A. >> Read more trending news  Orleans police wrote on Facebook, “Until his...
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