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What’s changing at The Gardens Mall? A lot

The Gardens Mall is always evolving, and more changes are in store at the luxury shopping destination this summer and fall. Here’s what to expect the next time you decide to treat yo’self (for all you “Parks and Recreation” fans), or just window shop while exercising in the air conditioning. RELATED: Tesla showroom coming to Gardens Mall, but first, some ground rules NOW OPEN...
Things to Do: Tennis Rally for the Cure, Capri-style dinner in Gardens

Things to Do: Tennis Rally for the Cure, Capri-style dinner in Gardens

CAPRI-STYLE DINNER A. James Moser, a doctor and Harvard Medical School associate professor, will speak at a Capri-style dinner at La Masseria to help fight pancreatic cancer. All donations will benefit research and pediatric cancer patients served by Moser’s team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard. The dinner is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at La Masseria, 5520 PGA Blvd., Suite 104. There...
Boynton surgeon Brandon Luskin: Why doctors call new burnout hotline

Boynton surgeon Brandon Luskin: Why doctors call new burnout hotline

The man leading the Palm Beach County Medical Society in its 99th year operates on hands for a living, but Brandon Luskin says troubling trends in the profession mean doctors themselves increasingly need help maintaining a healthy grip on work and life responsibilities. “Physician burnout is at an all-time high,” Luskin said. “We’re forced into volume care, at our own expense...
Haynie didn’t reveal $335,000 in income, faces 23 years in prison

Haynie didn’t reveal $335,000 in income, faces 23 years in prison

Once a rising Republican figure eyeing Palm Beach County’s highest office, Susan Haynie awoke Wednesday to the prospect of a future as a possible felon , an imperiled political career and a decision to resign as Boca Raton mayor or be forced from office by the governor. Charged with four felony and three misdemeanor charges alleging corruption, Haynie faces as many...
Taste of the Village brings block party to Gardens plaza

Taste of the Village brings block party to Gardens plaza

Eric Caserta knows a thing or two about block parties. He’s the guy who mans the grill during many a neighborly gathering on his Palm Beach Gardens block. On Sunday afternoon, he’s hosting a considerably larger block party for charity. His “Taste of the Village Block Party,” an event to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, will take over part of the Donald Ross Village...
What is Earth Fare, the giant new store opening in Gardens?

What is Earth Fare, the giant new store opening in Gardens?

By now, you’ve probably noticed that huge building under construction on PGA Boulevard just west of Military Trail and asked “What is that going to be?”.  Answer: Earth Fare, a North Carolina-based grocer y store specializing in fresh, organic food. It opens 7 a.m. May 30. The first 500 people in line when it opens will each get a gift card in a mystery amount, up to $1,000...
Being named Leonard’s valedictorian was pleasant surprise for Chavis

Being named Leonard’s valedictorian was pleasant surprise for Chavis

John I. Leonard valedictorian Connor Chavis had a high-ranking GPA for most of his high school career, but he wasn’t sure he would land at the top of his senior class. So when he got the news, Chavis said he was pleasantly surprised. “It makes me feel good because it is something that makes my dad (Danny Chavis) happy,” Connor Chavis said. “It’s something he’s always...
NEW: Crime up slightly in Wellington thanks to car thefts, break-ins

NEW: Crime up slightly in Wellington thanks to car thefts, break-ins

Wellington’s crime rate rose slightly last year, driven largely by an increase in stolen cars and vehicle burglaries, according to a new report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The rate went up 5.2 percent, Capt. Rolando Silva, commander of PBSO’s District 8 in Wellington, told the village council Tuesday night. Residents are “being a little bit slothful when it...
Boynton Beach event celebrates fishing, chili and first responders

Boynton Beach event celebrates fishing, chili and first responders

Boynton Beach’s firefighters help drivers injured in crashes, families whose houses disappear in a cloud of smoke and flames and victims of violent crimes. It turns out they’re good at a few other things, too: chili and fishing. Their skills and creativity were on display this past Saturday at the 13th Boynton Beach Firefighter Benevolent Fishing Tournament and Firehouse Chili Cook-off...
La Mancha traffic calming plans in Royal Palm Beach: How to learn more

La Mancha traffic calming plans in Royal Palm Beach: How to learn more

A busy residential thoroughfare in Royal Palm Beach could receive some relief from speeding vehicles looking to avoid the busy intersection of Royal Palm Beach and Okeechobee boulevards. La Mancha Avenue is eligible for traffic-calming measures, according to a survey completed for the village by consultant Simmons and White. The survey also reviewed traffic on Ponce de Leon Street but found it did...
NEW: West Palm advances plan for Clear Lake bike trail to downtown

NEW: West Palm advances plan for Clear Lake bike trail to downtown

West Palm Beach’s next waterfront attraction won’t be along the Lake Worth Lagoon. It’ll be a “Turquoise Necklace” along Clear Lake, where the city plans to establish a 1.6-mile trail on the reservoir’s western edge to entice apartment dwellers to commute downtown by bike or on foot, on a scenic route with skyline views and a boardwalk. West Palm Beach commissioners...
Weekend events in Boynton: Learn a language, children’s storytime

Weekend events in Boynton: Learn a language, children’s storytime

1- Surfing for children with special needs The city is partnering with For the Love of Surfing to teach children with special needs how to surf. The event is Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Oceanfront Park, 6415 N Ocean Blvd. For the Love of Surfing is a free program developed by Future 6. For information, contact info@f6helpinghand.org. Sign up for The Post’s Boynton Beach newsletter...
Trump invites Palm Beachers to dinner with French president

Trump invites Palm Beachers to dinner with French president

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania host their first state dinner and the White House on Tuesday evening that Palm Beach was well represented. Among the guests with ties to Palm Beach: Stephen Schwarzman, chief of Blackstone and Trump confidant, who  owns a $32.9 million estate at 1768 S. Ocean Blvd.  Schwarzman, who has a net worth of $12.6 billion, is ranked 117th on the Forbes&rsquo...
Final lakeside event of season, free concert this weekend in Wellington, Royal Palm

Final lakeside event of season, free concert this weekend in Wellington, Royal Palm

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out one of these events: Last Lakeside Family Fun event of the season: Wellington will have its final Lakeside Family Fun event of the spring before the summer heat arrives. The Family Fun Night has a “Lei’d Back Luau” theme and will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday behind the Wellington Community Center, 12150...
Boca mayor Haynie bows out of county commission race

Boca mayor Haynie bows out of county commission race

Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie has withdrawn from the Palm Beach County Commission race after her arrest on corruption charges.  She spent 2 1/2 hours in the Palm Beach County Jail Tuesday night before she posted $12,000 bail and emerged to a crowd of reporters. Haynie, 62, is charged with four felonies and three misdemeanors - including official misconduct, perjury and corrupt misuse of...
Goodbye Gardens: food and wine fest moves main event to West Palm

Goodbye Gardens: food and wine fest moves main event to West Palm

On a Sunday in December for the past three years, swarms of foodie revelers have invaded The Gardens Mall for the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival’s grand-finale event. This year, the setting for the festival’s centerpiece event will be dramatically different: The fest’s Grand Tasting is moving 12 miles south to the Palm Beach Convention Center.  The time of day will be different...

SouthTech Academy hosts open house event today

SOUTHTECH ACADEMY An open house begins at 6:30 p.m. today on the campus, 1300 SW 30th Avenue, Boynton Beach. The tuition-free charter school, serving grades nine to 12, offers 13 career academies and more than 30 industry certifications. The school also offers an expanded AP program and dual enrollment. School staff will be available to provide information and admission assistance. For more information...

Carnival, silent auction at Palm Beach Gardens Elementary on Friday

PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOLS PALM BEACH GARDENS ELEMENTARY The annual Carnival and Silent Auction takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are available at the school or at the gate. Activities include games and bounce houses. The school is at 10060 Riverside Drive. PALM BEACH GARDENS HIGH Liesel Winchester was selected by the English Speaking Union to study at Oxford University in England this summer...
Wellington Elementary School students create ‘Living Museum’

Wellington Elementary School students create ‘Living Museum’

JOHN I. LEONARD HIGH Mary Fuentes, an early childhood education student, is the first student to earn the National Child Development Associate Industry certification in Palm Beach County. ROSARIAN ACADEMY Middle school students will perform the musical comedy “The Addams Family” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. The show features Harper Throop as Wednesday Addams; Grey Bauer and...
Find family-friendly fare at Duffy’s Sports Grill

Find family-friendly fare at Duffy’s Sports Grill

MENU Appetizers, salads, sandwiches and burgers in addition to heartier fare like pasta, seafood, chicken, ribs and steaks. Tantalizing desserts, too. ATMOSPHERE Lively sports grill and bar, with TV sets boasting sports on every wall and team emblems blanketing the place like wing sauce. The outside patio overlooking downtown Stuart is my favorite place, especially when temperatures are pleasant....
Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation

NORTHERN PALM BEACH COUNTY Gym Like This! of Riviera Beach concluded its Optional Season at the Florida State Championships. XCEL Silver’s Naomi Burton placed second on bars and third all-around, Level 6’s Ashlyn Jensen placed first on beam and Sophia Roberts tied for first on floor. Level 7’s Faith House placed first on vault and second on bars, beam and with a score of 37.925,...
Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation

The West Palm Beach Fishing Club will hold its 16th annual Palm Beach County KDW Classic at the Riviera Beach Marina Village June 1 and 2. Last year, almost 1,000 anglers and 200 boats competed in this family-friendly event for $34,000 in cash prizes and an additional $30,000 in raffle items. Fee: $225 per boat by May 18, $300 starting May 1, includes two awards dinner tickets, two tournament T-shirts...

Man steals 20 Psycho Bunny T-shirts from Boca Raton store

BOCA RATON POLICE CRIMINAL MISCHIEF A window was broken at a residence in the 6400 block of Northeast Seventh Avenue. Someone broke a glass door at a facility within an apartment complex in the 100 block of South Federal Highway. Police arrested a juvenile for damaging two grills at a park in the 1500 block of Northeast Fifth Avenue. LOST PROPERTY A blue Gucci wallet was reported lost in the 800 block...

Drunken woman guzzles wine at store, bares herself to police, public

PALM BEACH GARDENS POLICE THEFT A woman filled a mesh shopping bag with over $700 worth of female undergarments while shopping at a store in the 3100 block of PGA Boulevard. She then exited the store without paying and made a beeline for one of the shopping complex’s exits. Alerted to the theft, an officer responded to the area and witnessed the suspect get into a car and quickly drive around...

Police responding to report on naked man find him with crack, heroin

WEST PALM BEACH POLICE HOME BURGLARY A purse was stolen from a residence in the 2700 block of Poinsettia Avenue. Contents included a driver’s license, Social Security card and bus pass. During a break-in at a home in the 400 block of 29th Street, two men stole $106,250 worth of property, including Gucci and Hermes leather goods, Tiffany and Cartier jewelry, a vintage Rolex, designer sunglasses...
Boca Mayor Haynie charged with official misconduct, corruption

Boca Mayor Haynie charged with official misconduct, corruption

Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie was charged Tuesday with official misconduct, perjury in an official proceeding, misuse of public office and corrupt misuse of public office and booked into the Palm Beach County jail Tuesday night. The charges against Haynie, a Republican candidate for county commission, stem from undisclosed income Haynie and her husband, Neil, collected while she was in office, including...
Editorial: Plans bode well for a more vibrant, livable downtown WPB

Editorial: Plans bode well for a more vibrant, livable downtown WPB

There’s been a burst of good news for West Palm Beach. City Place 2.0 is about to become a reality, The Post’s Tony Doris reports. The once-groundbreaking shopping, dining, residential downtown district, under pressure from the collapse of brick-and-mortar retail stores, is getting a remake, and it looks like an intelligent one. We’ll see more trees and greenery, nicer walkways,...
UPATE: Driver identified in fatal Martin County wreck

UPATE: Driver identified in fatal Martin County wreck

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Jamel B. Samuels. He wasn’t wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene, the FHP reported. A man from Daytona Beach died early Tuesday while driving north on State Road 9 on Interstate 95, Florida Highway Patrol said. The 37-year-old driver of the 2009 Honda lost control and crashed into the median ditch in Martin County just after...
250-unit housing project near Juno Beach up for vote next week

250-unit housing project near Juno Beach up for vote next week

Neighbors, planning officials and Juno Beach officials are unrelenting in their opposition to a plan to build 250 apartments and rental townhouses on U.S. 1 just south of the town, in an unincorporated pocket of the county. RELATED: Plan for 300 apartments at mostly vacant strip mall in Juno panned The residential housing project, Lenox North Beach, will come before Palm Beach County Commissioners...
NEW: Royal Palm Beach to have Wednesday green market through summer

NEW: Royal Palm Beach to have Wednesday green market through summer

As Florida heats up and Palm Beach County cities wind down their popular weekend green markets, one village is gearing up for a new kind of farmers market. Royal Palm Beach’s village council last week gave the OK for a new Wednesday green market and bazaar, an evening version of the popular Sunday event. RELATED: Crime down in Royal Palm Beach despite rise in stolen cars, PBSO says “Over...
Port St. Lucie man, 61, caught with almost a pound of pot brownies

Port St. Lucie man, 61, caught with almost a pound of pot brownies

Authorities arrested a 61-year-old man Tuesday after Port St. Lucie police found almost a pound of marijuana brownies at his home. William Miller was found with the brownies plus digital scales, drug paraphernalia and a room that was being transformed into a “marijuana grow operation,” TC Palm reports.  Police searched Miller’s home in the 2200 block of Southeast Trillo...
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 and weekend...
NEW: Boynton residents fume as drivers speed in secret cut-through

NEW: Boynton residents fume as drivers speed in secret cut-through

Charles Kanter sees it. Traffic backs up on Gateway Boulevard near the Interstate 95 interchange and a string of cars line up to turn onto Quantum Boulevard to bypass traffic. The Quantum-to-Congress-to-Hypoluxo route is becoming all too common and brings another annoyance to the neighborhood — speeding. Kanter and his neighbors in the Parkside communities have been watching the drivers cut...
PBSO Operation Wild Stallion ends with increase in DUIs, traffic stops

PBSO Operation Wild Stallion ends with increase in DUIs, traffic stops

An effort to curb underage drinking and driving in Wellington has wrapped up for the season — but that does not mean it’s over. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s Operation Wild Stallion launched in December in the wake of a November crash on South Shore Boulevard that killed two young equestrians and left another critically injured. The operation resulted in 49 DUI arrests...
‘Safety alert’ Facebook post an example of good intentions gone awry

‘Safety alert’ Facebook post an example of good intentions gone awry

In the age of social media alerts, viral Facebook posts and public shaming, something occurred in our own backyards last week that can serve as an example to everyone: What you see on social media rarely tells the entire story. Take it with a grain of salt. I first saw this Facebook post Thursday afternoon in a group for Wellington moms. “SAFETY ALERT!!!” it began. “Ladies, my husband...
Monroe’s of Palm Beach temporarily closed for rodent droppings, other health violations

Monroe’s of Palm Beach temporarily closed for rodent droppings, other health violations

Monroe’s of Palm Beach temporarily closed April 17 after a state inspector spotted dozens of rodent droppings in the kitchen. The inspector counted 37 droppings in and around a box of pasta, according a report by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The inspector also reported droppings that numbered “too many to count under wire rack shelves.” An...
NEW: Boca councilwoman asks mayor to publicly apologize for ethics violations

NEW: Boca councilwoman asks mayor to publicly apologize for ethics violations

BOCA RATON — A Boca Raton councilwoman asked her colleague Mayor Susan Haynie to publicly apologize for violating ethics law when she voted on projects that benefited an outside client of her family’s business, developer James Batmasian. Councilwoman Monica Mayotte, who joined the five-person board in March, called for the apology Monday afternoon during a city meeting...
NEW: ‘Teddy’ found, woman arrested in Palm Beach Gardens dog theft

NEW: ‘Teddy’ found, woman arrested in Palm Beach Gardens dog theft

A 48-year-old Palm Beach Gardens woman has been arrested in the theft of a dog Saturday from a pet store, and the dog has been returned to its owner.  Police late Monday were seeking to speak with Heather Ryan, who has since been arrested. The 11-year-old Maltese mix named “Teddy” was stolen from the Petco store on Legacy Avenue.  According to city police, Teddy&rsquo...
Man once cleared in West Palm Chick-fil-A murder is going to prison

Man once cleared in West Palm Chick-fil-A murder is going to prison

Nearly two decades after the execution of an 18-year-old Forest Hill High School student at a West Palm Beach Chick-fil-A, the former co-worker once convicted, then exonerated of his murder, is now headed to prison on a heroin trafficking charge. Jesse Lee Miller, 36, of West Palm Beach, turned himself in Friday. He will go to prison as part of a five-year prison plea deal he accepted nearly...
Cramped DMV on PGA Boulevard in Gardens to be replaced

Cramped DMV on PGA Boulevard in Gardens to be replaced

The days of sweltering in the heat or getting drenched in the rain while waiting for a new driver’s license soon will be over. Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon on Monday announced plans to demolish the cramped DMV office across from The Gardens Mall on PGA Boulevard to make way for a bigger, better North County Service Center. Construction on the $11 million center is expected to...
NEW: Boca’s Addison Mizner Elementary won’t move to Sugar Sand Park

NEW: Boca’s Addison Mizner Elementary won’t move to Sugar Sand Park

BOCA RATON — Addison Mizner Elementary School will be rebuilt and expanded at its current site after the public pushed back against a pitch to move the school to public Sugar Sand Park.  The Palm Beach County School District decided against moving Addison Mizner, a 50-year-old school on an 11-acre lot at the center of a neighborhood on Southwest 12th Avenue between Palmetto Park...
NEW: Parent sues parent over Wellington boy’s dirt bike death

NEW: Parent sues parent over Wellington boy’s dirt bike death

The mother of a 13-year-old Wellington boy who died in a dirt bike accident last year has sued the mother of the motorcycle driver, who was the boy’s friend. Maria Gonzalez, mother of the late Jonathan Gonzalez, filed a negligence suit Monday in circuit court against Barbara Forbes, the mother of Jonathan’s friend Benjamin Forbes, demanding damages for mental pain and suffering...
Forest Hill valedictorian thrives by giving back to her community

Forest Hill valedictorian thrives by giving back to her community

It’s not a stretch to say Natalie Gonzalez’s heart is bigger than her mind — figuratively speaking, of course, because her wealth of knowledge is quite impressive, as this year’s valedictorian of Forest Hill High School. Gonzalez, 18, of West Palm Beach, dedicates most of her time outside the classroom to making sure others are living their best lives. Perhaps her proudest...
NEW: Seafood Festival moves from West Palm to Royal Palm Beach

NEW: Seafood Festival moves from West Palm to Royal Palm Beach

The event formerly known as the West Palm Beach Seafood Festival is moving to Royal Palm Beach’s Commons Park. The logistical challenges of hosting a large, one-day event in a bustling downtown were cited by organizers as the reason for the decision. It is the second large festival to move west seeking more room. Bacon and Bourbon Fest, made its first appearance in Wellington last month. The...
Renaissance Commons’ final residential phase in Boynton Beach complete

Renaissance Commons’ final residential phase in Boynton Beach complete

Construction of the 86-acre Renaissance Commons’ final residential community is complete and a grand-opening event is Friday. The community, called Santorini, has 226 one- and two-bedroom units in two, six-story buildings. It’s on Renaissance Commons Boulevard behind Sage Dental and Jersey Mike’s Subs. Owner Compson Associates modeled Santorini after its sister community Compson...
Crime down in Royal Palm Beach despite rise in stolen cars, PBSO says

Crime down in Royal Palm Beach despite rise in stolen cars, PBSO says

Royal Palm Beach’s crime rate dropped last year despite a rise in vehicle thefts and break-ins, according to a new report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The overall rate dropped 6.6 percent, said Capt. Ulrich Naujoks, commander of PBSO’s District 9, who presented the annual crime report to Royal Palm Beach’s village council Thursday night. Naujoks described the...
NEW: Garlic Fest drops to two days from three in suburban Lake Worth

NEW: Garlic Fest drops to two days from three in suburban Lake Worth

A popular festival approaching its 20th anniversary is dropping its days from three to two, the event’s organizer said Monday. Garlic Fest for years has been a three-day affair featuring food, drinks, rides, entertainment and vendors. The event’s offerings won’t change — but its duration will cutting out the Friday night portion of the festival, Nancy Stewart-Franczak of Festival...
Meghan Markle’s ‘Suits’ character ties the knot with co-star in her final episode

Meghan Markle’s ‘Suits’ character ties the knot with co-star in her final episode

Before American actress Meghan Markle marries British royal Prince Harry next month in real life she married her co-star as lawyer Rachel Zane in her final episode of the television drama “Suits.” >> Read more trending news  The last episode featuring Markle aired Wednesday night on USA Network and it also marked the last appearance on the show for her co-star and love interest...
Kim Kardashian defends Kanye West, accuses Twitter users of ‘demonizing’ him

Kim Kardashian defends Kanye West, accuses Twitter users of ‘demonizing’ him

Musician Kanye West made his return to Twitter earlier this month to chat about a number of topics from new music to politics. However, some of his tweet have fallen flat and have not been well received, so his wife Kim Kardashian West is now coming to his defense.  >> Read more trending news  Many on social media have expressed concern over West’s mental health, but Kardashian...
Hypnobirthing delivery technique reportedly used by Kate Middleton but what is it?

Hypnobirthing delivery technique reportedly used by Kate Middleton but what is it?

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, formerly known as Kate Middleton, gave birth to a baby boy on Monday. >> Read more trending news  This is the third child for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who welcomed their new son into the world in the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in London. According to reports, Middleton endured a five-hour labor without pain relief as a part of a...
Whistleblower sparks investigation into Georgia film tax credits

Whistleblower sparks investigation into Georgia film tax credits

Georgia state officials are investigating after an anonymous whistleblower came forward with allegations that Warner Bros. improperly claimed more than $600,000 in Georgia tax credits for work on the movie “Sully,” the industry publication Variety reported. >> Read more trending news  The 2016 film, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks as heroic...
A movie, popcorn and a drink for $10? Tuesday AMC deal is making it happen

A movie, popcorn and a drink for $10? Tuesday AMC deal is making it happen

Going to the movies is an expensive night out for many. But now, AMC is offering a special deal every Tuesday. Its $5 Ticket Tuesday deal that was initially only supposed to last a limited time will now be permanent. >> Read more trending news  So, how does it work? AMC Stubs members can purchase a $5 movie ticket at any AMC, AMC CLASSIC or AMC DINE-IN location (or online) each...
The best and worst paint colors for every room

The best and worst paint colors for every room

Colors have a proven psychological effect on our moods. And the colors we choose for our homes have a proven influence on our overall quality of life. Using color psychology, we can create a home that relaxes, energizes and focuses us where and when we need it most. It just takes knowing which colors to use in which room — and which colors to avoid. BEDROOMS For the bedroom, it’s best...
3 TO SEE: Art After Dark, Benzaiten gallery opening, ‘Spring Ball’

3 TO SEE: Art After Dark, Benzaiten gallery opening, ‘Spring Ball’

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...
Put bee-friendly flowers anywhere with portable pollinator gardens

Put bee-friendly flowers anywhere with portable pollinator gardens

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — To bees, size doesn’t matter. They don’t care how much space a landscape may cover. These pollinators prefer to focus on flowers. And they will find them. On patios or decks, in window boxes or wine barrels, bees will come buzzing if they discover something they like in bloom. “When we talk about pollinators, we (garden experts) make it all really complicated...
Create a colorful dry garden

Create a colorful dry garden

Big flower action may not appeal to nitzy perfect designers with their squares and straight lines and monocultures and perfectly raked gravel. These designs offer little in terms of color, life and animation. While modern architecture is coveted for magazine spreads, their landscapes are still devoid of the things that touch women on a primal level. Southwestern painter Georgia O’Keeffe knew...
Remodeled home (finally) takes advantage of its treasured location

Remodeled home (finally) takes advantage of its treasured location

DES MOINES, Wash. — Poor Puget Sound. There it sat, off the sloping Des Moines shoreline, all shimmery and scenic and beckoning — but for decades, no one really gave a rip. Back in 1952, Jill says, her grandfather paid “$10 plus other considerations” for just over an acre of that sloping waterfront. By 1955, he and Jill’s grandmother had themselves a two-bedroom, one-bath...
Use these colors for an invigorating spring home

Use these colors for an invigorating spring home

Looking for interesting colors to use this spring? Here are some of our top spring color tips. USE RED Red is one of the most versatile colors. In nature, found anywhere from flowers to birds, red is an ideal color to signal the return of spring. CONSIDER USING A COMBINATION OF CITRUS COLORS When looking for interesting spring colors to pair, you won’t go wrong with yellow and green. DON&rsquo...
The 5 best smart appliances for your kitchen

The 5 best smart appliances for your kitchen

If you’re intrigued by smart-home technology but afraid to take the plunge, a smart appliance can be a good first step. Here are five benefits you could reap, whether you’re gearing up for a major remodel or just upgrading an appliance or two. 1. Check for milk from the dairy aisle. The refrigerator is the appliance you interact with the most, so manufacturers have been investing heavily...
Rapper ‘Ralo’ flew drugs across U.S., sold them from apartments he rented, police say

Rapper ‘Ralo’ flew drugs across U.S., sold them from apartments he rented, police say

An Atlanta rapper, accused of running a cross-country drug operation, was denied bond Tuesday, according to WSB-TV.  >> Read more trending news     Terrell Davis, known by his stage name “Ralo,” faces a federal charge of possession with intent to distribute. Authorities allege Davis sold drugs from several apartment units he rents in Atlanta dubbed &ldquo...
Prince’s family sues Illinois hospital, Walgreens in singer’s overdose death

Prince’s family sues Illinois hospital, Walgreens in singer’s overdose death

Members of Prince’s family have filed a lawsuit against an Illinois hospital and the Walgreens pharmacy chain, contending both could have done more to prevent the legendary entertainer’s opioid overdose death in April 2016, according to news reports. >> Read more trending news  The suit follows a decision made last week by the Carver County Attorney Mark Metz against...
’Schoolhouse Rock’ composer, jazz musician Bob Dorough dead at 94

’Schoolhouse Rock’ composer, jazz musician Bob Dorough dead at 94

Gen Xers and millennials may not recognize the name, but they’ll certainly recognize the music and lyrics Bob Dorough wrote for “Schoolhouse Rock.” >> Read more trending news  Children who grew up in the 1970s and 80s watching Saturday-morning television invariaby saw and can probably recite Dorough’s “Conjunction Junction,” one of the best-known Grammar...
Kevin Hart reckons with cheating scandal in new J. Cole music video

Kevin Hart reckons with cheating scandal in new J. Cole music video

Kevin Hart is known for starring in box office films, but he took on a smaller role in a J. Cole music video that references his past infidelities.  On Friday, the rapper released his fifth studio album, “KOD,” and it includes the song “Kevin’s Heart,” which alludes to the comedian’s public cheating scandals.  >> Read more trending news ...
New ‘Venom’ trailer shows Venom

New ‘Venom’ trailer shows Venom

Comic book movie fans have finally gotten a full look at the main character in “Venom.” Sony Pictures dropped its latest trailer for the upcoming film and Tom Hardy’s take on reporter Eddie Brock. >> Read more trending news  In the trailer, it shows Brock being taken over by the Symbiotes, protecting him from attack and giving him newfound strength. While Venom is technically...
New book helps weekend warriors stay in the game

New book helps weekend warriors stay in the game

Like so many aging recreational athletes, Jeff Bercovici wants to extend his competitive days for as long as possible. But, as he found out when he hit his early 30s, his body didn’t respond to vigorous exertion the way it did when he was in his athletic prime. “Not only did I have to work hard to get into game shape, I found myself racking up injuries like never before,” he says...
What is Earth Day? 5 things to know

What is Earth Day? 5 things to know

Sunday is Earth Day 2018, and more than one billion people across the globe are expected to celebrate with environmentally friendly events. But what exactly is Earth Day? Here's what you need to know: >> Read more trending news  The first Earth Day celebration took place 48 years ago, in 1970, after a devastating oil spill in America brought environmental issues to the forefront of public...
Record Store Day: Why are so many vinyl record stores opening in Palm Beach County?

Record Store Day: Why are so many vinyl record stores opening in Palm Beach County?

Analogopolis Records, Films, Games & Things is a mouthful of a title for a record store. Let owner Tom Procyk explain. “There are all these record stores with crazy names,” he said. “I was looking for something hard to say and hard to pronounce, but once you hear it you won’t forget it.” The 36-year-old music enthusiast opened Analogopolis (rough translation: city of...
‘Moderate’ drinking guidelines are too loose, study says

‘Moderate’ drinking guidelines are too loose, study says

A sweeping international study of alcohol consumption has found no overall health benefits from moderate drinking and calls into question the U.S. guidelines that say men can safely drink twice as much as women. The threshold for low-risk drinking, the researchers found, is about seven beers a week for men and women alike. The new report, published Thursday in the Lancet and boasting 120 co-authors...
How a fringe idea to solve the opioid crisis turned mainstream

How a fringe idea to solve the opioid crisis turned mainstream

The idea that a someone who’s not a medical professional could reverse deadly drug overdoses by injecting victims with an antidote was once fringe. Now it’s widely accepted - and got even stronger backing this month with a rare announcement from the U.S. surgeon general. Jerome Adams urged Americans to consider getting trained to administer naloxone, a drug used broadly by first responders...
Dietary Supplements: What we need to know

Dietary Supplements: What we need to know

I was at a national conference in 1994 (yes, I’m that old) when a speaker from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told us big changes were on the way in the field of dietary supplements. How right she was. The 1994 Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act (DSHEA) removed dietary supplements from the strict scrutiny of the FDA, the agency that regulates the safety and effectiveness...
Home-delivered meals might reduce ER visits, study suggests

Home-delivered meals might reduce ER visits, study suggests

Delivering meals to vulnerable sick people might be a simple way to cut back on emergency room visits and hospitalizations, reining in some of the costliest kinds of medical care, according to a new Health Affairs study. Low-income seniors or disabled younger people who received home-delivered meals - particularly meals designed by a dietitian for that person’s specific medical needs - had fewer...
Bake off star recounts being detained for taking baggies of powder through airport security

Bake off star recounts being detained for taking baggies of powder through airport security

She looks like the grandma who has to cook for everyone, but Mary Berry, star of “The Great British Bake Off,” has a dark past. Berry recently recounted the time that airport security detained her for taking bags of powder through airport security, Metro reported. >> Read more trending news  Berry told Graham Norton, “I was arrested 25 years ago. I was going...
Earth Day 2018: Ways to celebrate, honor the earth in Palm Beach County

Earth Day 2018: Ways to celebrate, honor the earth in Palm Beach County

Earth Day is every year on April 22. The intention is to raise awareness about the planet we live in and to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Want to participate? Here’s a list of Earth Day activities around Palm Beach County.  The Palm Beach Zoo’s party will be filled with educational, engaging and fun activities for the entire family. Eco-friendly crafts and animal...
What would Prince want? Two years later, his estate is a mess and his legacy unclear

What would Prince want? Two years later, his estate is a mess and his legacy unclear

CHANHASSEN, Minnesota — Near Influence Hallway, past Paisley Park's platinum album-lined entry, our tour group is led to Prince's inner sanctum, a two-story atrium painted sky blue with clouds — his take on heaven. A trio of doves flutter in an ornate cage. They don't cry. They coo. The late artist's residence and recording complex sprawls alongside a well-traveled highway, 20 miles from...
Prince remembered: Listen to audio from the singer’s final concert

Prince remembered: Listen to audio from the singer’s final concert

For Prince fans who attended the singer’s last public concerts at the Fox Theatre last year, their memories of the show serve as a snapshot of one of the pop icon’s final public moments. >> Read more trending news  The singer, 57, died of a fentanyl overdose April 21, 2016, just one week after the two Atlanta concerts. Even fans who weren’t able to attend the Piano...
'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller diagnosed with cancer, doctors say

'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller diagnosed with cancer, doctors say

Former “Dance Moms” reality TV star and Pittsburgh native Abby Lee Miller has been diagnosed with cancer. People Magazine is reporting Miller has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma a day after undergoing emergency spinal surgery. >> Read more trending news  Doctor’s originally thought she had a severe infection. Miller is not out of the woods from the surgery...
Charges could be announced in Prince opioid investigation two years after his death

Charges could be announced in Prince opioid investigation two years after his death

Authorities in Carver County, Minnesota, could announce charges Thursday in the investigation into the opioid-related death of legendary entertainer Prince two years after he died, according to news outlets. >> Read more trending news  Prince was found unresponsive at his Paisley Park home in Chanhassen on April 21, 2016, and was later pronounced dead. An autopsy report by the Midwest Medical...
What are 3 traits of top nurses?

What are 3 traits of top nurses?

We asked Jane Forsythe, chief nursing officer at JFK Medical Center, and Maggie Primeau, director of Women’s and Children’s Services at JFK, what they look for in the nurses they hire, besides technical skill and medical experience. Here’s what they said: THEY LISTEN: “A good nurse is a good listener,” Forsythe says. “You must listen to what a patient is telling...
Babies and Blessings

Babies and Blessings

Hensley Blanc enters the world with a head of brown curls, a sweet squeal and 7 pounds, 4 ounces of handsome. The first words he hears come from labor and delivery nurse Janis Miller, who exclaims: “We got a boy! Great job, Mama!” Hensley and his mama, Erna Francois, are in some of the best hands in the birthing business: Miller has delivered babies in Palm Beach County for 35 years. Every...
3 TO SEE: Hatsume Fair, Heart & Soul Fest, Mireya Mayor lecture

3 TO SEE: Hatsume Fair, Heart & Soul Fest, Mireya Mayor lecture

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...
Couple spends 17 years updating their 1939 home

Couple spends 17 years updating their 1939 home

It didn’t take long for the welcome wagon of well-meaning questions to wheel its way to Greg Crick and Kip White’s new home. “When we moved in, so many neighbors came to us and said, ‘You’re not tearing it down, are you?’ ” says Greg. “So many houses in the neighborhood are being changed.” What the neighbors didn’t know, before they knew...
Guess how old these gals are! (P.S. We don’t care if you know.)

Guess how old these gals are! (P.S. We don’t care if you know.)

I had lunch with my friend Roxanne Stein the other day, and she did something that surprised me: She ordered fried zucchini. Turns out, that’s her favorite food at one of her favorite restaurants, Il Bellagio in CityPlace. If you know Roxanne — and many of you do, since she spent 24 years as morning anchor on WPTV-Channel 5 — you know she watches what she eats. She rarely eats fried...
Using warm colors can help transform a space

Using warm colors can help transform a space

Warm colors help to add a sense of coziness to your space. From warm oranges, to reds and yellows, warmer tones can help to transform a space that may be cold and cavernous to one that is warm and inviting. Here are some of our top tips if looking for ways to infuse warm colors into your space. DO 1. Do use black. Black is not only a warm color, but one that is neutral as well and can instantly add...
Standing disks in your garden creates a universal sculpture

Standing disks in your garden creates a universal sculpture

The tradition of carved jade disks called a bi began in China before the invention of writing. Dating back to Neolithic times, it’s believed they represent the heavens. Later as the culture changed, so did the meaning and the value of the more contemporary jade bi. There are similar shapes in the local design vernacular of other cultures too. Old world and New, East and West, these flat circular...
Bathrooms get cottage charm makeover

Bathrooms get cottage charm makeover

Sometimes, I look at photos of homes with large, lovely, almost palatial bathroom spaces, and sigh wistfully. As a lover of historic homes, big bathrooms are not a reality for me, unless I knock out a lot of walls. But I have found that just because your home has little bathrooms doesn’t mean they can’t be beautiful. All you need to do is add some touches here and there to give them charm...
Find classic Italian fare at Fantastico Pizzeria

Find classic Italian fare at Fantastico Pizzeria

MENU The menu offers appetizers, salads, hot and cold subs, pasta, seafood, pizza and desserts.Italian favorites include sausage, meatball, chicken, eggplant, veal or shrimp parmigiana subs. Pasta dishes, served with a house salad and bread, include lasagna, baked ziti and ravioli. There’s a create-your-own pasta that lets you customize your dish. Specialty pizzas range from Hawaiian to buffalo...
La Brasa offers casual dining, Latin fare

La Brasa offers casual dining, Latin fare

MENU La Brasa serves Latin staples, including skirt steak churrasco, seafood fried rice and ceviche. Sides include white and yellow rice, plantains and yuca. Entrée prices range from $5.99 for a quarter chicken to $15.99 for the skirt steak. La Brasa doesn’t serve alcohol, but it does sell Inca Kola, the Peruvian favorite. ATMOSPHERE La Brasa runs a small chain of casual eateries with...

Oven cleaning tricks that work

Part of spring-cleaning is that you’re cleaning all the nooks and crannies you don’t get a chance to reach all year round — and your oven should not be forgotten. I’ve been searching high and low for some oven cleaning hacks lately. It all started because I live in an old apartment and realized I have no idea the last time it was cleaned. (Yes, that’s a bit scary). Not...
The essentials for modern farmhouse design

The essentials for modern farmhouse design

Modern Farmhouse design is one of this year’s hottest trends — and for good reason. The style combines the warmth of a traditional farm home with a streamlined, minimal aesthetic. And the result is not only stunning; it’s timeless. There are lots of ways to achieve the look, but incorporating a few essentials will help you capture the core of the design and create the space you&rsquo...
Longtime NPR broadcaster Carl Kasell has died from Alzheimer’s disease at 84

Longtime NPR broadcaster Carl Kasell has died from Alzheimer’s disease at 84

Longtime NPR broadcaster Carl Kasell has died at the age of 84 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease, NPR announced Tuesday. >> Read more trending news  The unflappable Kasell with his reassuring baritone voice, delivered the news at the top of the hour for both for the network’s flagship news magazines “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered,&rdquo...
Billboard Music Awards: Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar top nomination list

Billboard Music Awards: Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar top nomination list

The nominations for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards were announced Tuesday, and Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar lead the nominations with 15 each. In the top artist award category the three are up against Drake, with nine nominations, and Taylor Swift, who snagged five BBMA nods. >> Read more trending news  Here’s a list of the nominees in the top categories: Top Artist...
Texas police investigating claim that R. Kelly ‘knowingly and intentionally’ gave 19-year-old STD

Texas police investigating claim that R. Kelly ‘knowingly and intentionally’ gave 19-year-old STD

Police in Dallas, Texas, are investigating a now-20-year-old woman’s allegations that controversial R & B star R. Kelly “knowingly and intentionally” gave her a sexually transmitted disease without telling her. The Dallas Morning News reports the woman, who was 19 at the time she dated Kelly, was allegedly infected with herpes after an 11-month relationship with the singer...
Actor comedian Harry Anderson of 'Night Court' fame dead at 65

Actor comedian Harry Anderson of 'Night Court' fame dead at 65

Actor and comedian Harry Anderson, of “Night Court” fame, has died at the age of 65 at his home in Asheville, North Carolina, police confirmed. >> Read more trending news  "This morning at 6:41 a.m., the Asheville Police Department responded to the home of actor Harry Anderson, where he was found deceased," the police department’s public affairs officer...
Beyoncé donates $100,000 to historically black colleges in four states

Beyoncé donates $100,000 to historically black colleges in four states

After headlining Coachella music festival over the weekend, Beyoncé announced a major donation to four historically black colleges in four states. The internationally-recognized superstar is giving $25,000 each to Tuskegee University in Alabama, Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, Xavier University of Louisiana and Wilberforce University in Ohio. >> Read more...
Hello, Marilu!

Hello, Marilu!

Since childhood, Marilu Henner has always thought of South Florida as a “special place.” “Every spring break, we’d drive to Miami Beach,” recounts the Chicago native, of piling into her parents’ station wagon with her five siblings. And were she of a mind to, she could describe — in explicit detail — each and every day of those trips. As well as the...
Jason Aldean honors Route 91 Festival victims in ACM acceptance speech

Jason Aldean honors Route 91 Festival victims in ACM acceptance speech

The first major country music gathering in Las Vegas since the massacre during October’s Route 91 festival was expected to spark plenty of emotional pressure points, and it did. >> Read more trending news  Sunday’s 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, airing live from the MGM Grand a couple of blocks from where 58 people died and hundreds were severely...
CEO of MGA Entertainment makes formal offer to buy Toys R Us

CEO of MGA Entertainment makes formal offer to buy Toys R Us

The man who brought Bratz to the toy market said Friday that he entered a formal offer of $890 million to buy many of the Toys R Us stores in the United States and Canada, CNN reported. Isaac Larian, the CEO of MGA Entertainment, said he entered a formal offer of $675 million to buy 274 Toys R Us stores in the United States and $215 million to acquire 82 stores in Canada, CNN reported. Larian...
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