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Dry spell over: System expected to bring rain, severe weather

South Florida’s break from wet weather is expected to end tomorrow, with rain and potentially severe thunderstorms moving in that could last until midweek. A moist air mass in Central Florida is expected to stall on Sunday, bringing isolated storms to Palm Beach County that could produce gusty winds up to 60 mph and heavy rainfall, according to Andrew Hagen, a meteorologist with the National...
JUST IN: Man, 31, dies in crash near Boca; woman badly injured

JUST IN: Man, 31, dies in crash near Boca; woman badly injured

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies identified a man who died in a crash near Boca Raton on Friday morning. At about 10 a.m., Boca Raton resident Nicholas Thomas, 31, was driving southbound on Ponderosa Drive toward the intersection of Palmetto Park Road when he swerved to the left, crossed over a grassy shoulder into the northbound lanes and hit a tree. A female passenger sustained...
Gardens tennis center used by Williams sisters to get new clubhouse

Gardens tennis center used by Williams sisters to get new clubhouse

A new, two-story tennis clubhouse six times the size of the current one will usher in a bevy of players in 2019. RELATED: New Gardens mayor talks property values, updates on athletic fields The Key West-style clubhouse will include an indoor cafe, outdoor dining and observation decks, a sports performance room, pro shop, men’s and women’s locker rooms and two rooms that can be rented for...
LATEST: Boca man sentenced to 5 years in tax-fraud scheme

LATEST: Boca man sentenced to 5 years in tax-fraud scheme

A former Boca Raton man was sentenced to more than five years in prison Thursday for his role in a stolen-identity and tax-fraud scheme worth millions of dollars. During a court hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen M. Williams, Wilson Lasset, 47, was sentenced to 42 months in prison for wire fraud to be followed by a consecutive term of 24 months for aggravated identity theft...
BREAKING: Man found guilty of murder at retrial for 2013 bar shooting

BREAKING: Man found guilty of murder at retrial for 2013 bar shooting

A 30-year-old man was convicted again Friday in a 2013 fatal shooting at a bar west of Lake Worth. Demetrius Hopkins, whose birthday was Friday, was sentenced to life in prison for the second time after his retrial for first-degree murder in the death of 21-year-old Jean Nesca. Hopkins’s first conviction was overturned by the 4th District Court of Appeal in 2017 when...
Recovering addicts offer hope at Lake Worth film festival

Recovering addicts offer hope at Lake Worth film festival

Thirty years. That’s how long Manny Mendez drank alcohol and did crack cocaine. He was in prison for 11 years from age 17 to 28. “That’s where I found my art,” said Mendez, 47, who learned to draw and paint. He also found some great men in his life. “They loved me until I learned to love myself,” he said. Mendez has been sober for six-and-a-half years. He sounds...
Delray neighborhoods plagued by gunfire from decade-long family feud

Delray neighborhoods plagued by gunfire from decade-long family feud

A few blocks west of downtown Delray Beach’s most popular strip of upscale restaurants and boutiques are a handful of worn homes — some blue, others pink, several littered with holes coated in gray plaster. They’re bullet holes; the fallout of a feud between two families who have fired at one another for the past nine years often without regard to what’s between them and their...
AG candidate Ashley Moody cancels fundraiser hosted by Boca felon

AG candidate Ashley Moody cancels fundraiser hosted by Boca felon

BOCA RATON — Florida Attorney General candidate Ashley Moody committed to attending a fundraiser Monday held by James Batmasian, a Boca Raton developer and convicted felon, but canceled the event after questions from the media. “We thought it best to cancel the event,” a Moody campaign spokeswoman said Friday. The event was to be held at Chops Lobster Bar — at...
Royal Palm Beach council votes to keep current tax rate

Royal Palm Beach council votes to keep current tax rate

The village council approved keeping the tax rate unchanged as officials had their first public workshop on the proposed $44 million budget. Royal Palm Beach officials plan to hold the property tax rate at $1.92 per $1,000 of taxable value for another year. The preliminary rate was approved as part of the council’s consent agenda Thursday night. Two public hearings on the rate are set for 6...
After SUV barrels off I-95, Village Boulevard residents call for wall

After SUV barrels off I-95, Village Boulevard residents call for wall

Village Boulevard residents have called for a sound barrier along Interstate 95 for years. When the city this year tore down the dense, verdant stand of Australian Pines that lined the boulevard, that need became more evident. “It sounds like the Daytona 500 Speedway 24 hours a day,” Village Crossing resident Lisa Hale said. But on Thursday area residents awoke to a more pressing concern...
Scandal-ridden Riviera looks to forensic audit for answers

Scandal-ridden Riviera looks to forensic audit for answers

Reeling from scandals and wasted money, the Riviera Beach City Council this week voted to seek a forensic audit of multiple city departments, going back multiple years, to uncover losses and guard against future mismanagement of the impoverished city’s resources. The council, in a unanimous vote on Wednesday, directed City Manager Karen Hoskins to advise on specifications for the audit, a financial...
NEW: Man found competent to stand trial in Clematis Street stabbing

NEW: Man found competent to stand trial in Clematis Street stabbing

A homeless man accused of stabbing a woman outside a Clematis Street restaurant in March has been found competent to stand trial, a judge ruled Friday.   During a hearing at the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Complex, Judge Dina Keever-Agrama upheld a doctor’s ruling that 23-year-old Chad Sanjay Bailey is fit to stand trial for attempted first-degree murder. Bailey is accused...
Restaurants in West Palm’s Northwood Village offer major dining deals

Restaurants in West Palm’s Northwood Village offer major dining deals

Northwood Village wants to put its tastiest side on display with a new restaurant promotion it calls “Summerlicious.”  Consider it the eclectic district’s way of saying, “Hey, there’s more to Northwood than hipster shops and galleries.” Eight restaurants, including the newly revamped Café Centro,  and the popular new Pétanque...
Loxahatchee Groves council delays discussion on proposed Wawa, Aldi

Loxahatchee Groves council delays discussion on proposed Wawa, Aldi

A proposed development that would include a popular convenience store chain, discount grocer and bank will have to wait a little longer to try for necessary approvals. The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council on Tuesday night postponed hearing the master plan for the Groves Town Center, which sits on about 90 acres on the northeast corner of B Road and Southern Boulevard and where developers want to build...
Royal Palm Beach hosts free senior expo in August

Royal Palm Beach hosts free senior expo in August

Royal Palm Beach is having a free senior expo in three weeks, according to The Village’s website.  From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 10, seniors can head to the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center, at 100 Sweet Bay LN., to meet vendors and talk about wellness, improved health care, caregivers, educational and travel opportunities among other topics.  There also will be free raffle...
Live Music: JM and The Sweets’ differences shine on stage

Live Music: JM and The Sweets’ differences shine on stage

At first glance, the members of JM and The Sweets seem like an eclectic mix of cultural backgrounds, fashions, and musical preferences. You expect to hear a sound that might be Caribbean, reggae or rock. Then Josh Miles, 25, a Haitian-American from Dallas, Texas starts to croon with his deep, mature voice. A bluesy, soulful sound drips from the stage and the multicultural richness of the crew...
Uncle Tai’s Chinese restaurant bids farewell to Boca after 32 years

Uncle Tai’s Chinese restaurant bids farewell to Boca after 32 years

 Uncle Tai’s Hunan-style restaurant might as well have been the bustling dining room in a relative’s home. This was especially true around the Jewish holidays, when the Boca Raton institution served as a gathering place for visiting relatives.  There was always on-point hot and sour soup, crispy spring rolls, scallion pancakes and Uncle Tai’s specialty, the crispy...
Clematis Street’s The Alchemist closes, citing changing area, homeless problem

Clematis Street’s The Alchemist closes, citing changing area, homeless problem

The Alchemist has sold its last bucket of bacon. The Clematis Street gastropub, popular for its creative cocktail menu and quirky menu items like the aforementioned literal metal pails of crispy pork, closed for good Sunday night. Craig Steel, general manager and partner in the Daiza Restaurant Group, said that until that evening, the organization had tried to prevent what had gradually become an...
Golf course, done. Clubhouse under way. What’s next at Banyan Cay?

Golf course, done. Clubhouse under way. What’s next at Banyan Cay?

The new golf course is open at Banyan Cay Resort & Golf in West Palm Beach. The club house has started construction and will be completed this fall. But Banyan Cay still lacks the resort part of the complex. That’s about to change. The project just secured a $62 million loan that will allow it to start construction on the hotel and its amenities. Plans now are for the 150-room hotel...
Palm Beach author says she made a list that changed her life

Palm Beach author says she made a list that changed her life

Overachiever and goal-oriented are words that come to mind when speaking to local filmmaker, actress and now author Jacqueline Journey. Her new book, “The Diva’s in the Details,” a guide to inspire readers into believing that confidence, courage and style can be achieved by anyone, certainly reflects her outgoing and go-getter personality. But Journey says it wasn’t always...
Hobe Sound doesn’t need more government, incorporation opponents say

Hobe Sound doesn’t need more government, incorporation opponents say

There are two sides to every story, and the opponents of Hobe Sound incorporation efforts want to make sure theirs is heard. For the past three years, a group of pro-incorporation residents has fought to get a referendum on the ballot that would let voters decide if they wanted the town of 13,308 to become Martin County’s sixth municipality. Their efforts were successful, and voters will go...
How a sweet, scrappy stray dog from Baghdad found a home in Gardens

How a sweet, scrappy stray dog from Baghdad found a home in Gardens

Before Socks made a meandering, 7,000-mile journey from Baghdad to Palm Beach Gardens, the stray dog endured getting shot at and pelted by rocks as he roamed the war-torn streets of the Iraqi capital. He was scrappy, sure, but he had a soft side, too. Lots of strays wander the city, but the golden retriever/lab mix was the only one who came to Adam Schank when he beckoned, Schank’s wife Denise...
Single-family home community will be Lake Worth’s first in a decade

Single-family home community will be Lake Worth’s first in a decade

It’s been more than a decade since the last single-family home community was built in the city. That one was Vernon Heights, a development on the west side of Dixie Highway near Interstate 95. Now, Lake Cove community, a 59 single-family home subdivision, is being built on a 12-acre site on 19th Avenue North, just north of Vernon Heights. READ: Lake Worth says no more tattoo shops, ponders downtown&rsquo...
BREAKING: Jury finds ‘Killa’ guilty in 2016 homicide case 

BREAKING: Jury finds ‘Killa’ guilty in 2016 homicide case 

A jury Thursday afternoon found Joshua “Killa” Simpson guilty in a 2016  homicide and attempted homicide near Greenacres. Simpson was convicted of first-degree murder in the May 19, 2016, fatal shooting of 32-year-old Joanes Charlot Jr. and the attempted second-degree murder of Larry Andre King III. Investigators said Simpson shot the men over a gun that allegedly...
Boynton taxpayers can expect higher water rates, higher property taxes

Boynton taxpayers can expect higher water rates, higher property taxes

The mayor and commission this week signed off on the city’s proposed $91.1 million general budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year, voting to keep the 7.9 millage rate and fire assessment fees the same, while preliminarily approving an increase to water rates. The $91.1 million is about $2.1 million less than the current budget’s numbers. The general budget includes departments that provide...
Lake Worth to hold town hall meeting to discuss traffic woes

Lake Worth to hold town hall meeting to discuss traffic woes

Peggy Fisher has lived on North A Street for more than 10 years. She loves Lake Worth, but she’s often at city commission meetings voicing her concerns. One of her biggest worries? Traffic near her house. “I work for the state on Florida’s Turnpike,” said Fisher, 64. “I used to go on North A Street to 10th Avenue, then turn left to get on 95 to go to Southern Boulevard...
Lake Worth says no more tattoo shops, ponders downtown’s future

Lake Worth says no more tattoo shops, ponders downtown’s future

There will be no more tattoo parlors or body piercing studios in downtown Lake Worth. City Commissioners unanimously passed Tuesday night a moratorium on those businesses for one year. There was no discussion. But at the May 15 city commission meeting, Commissioner Scott Maxwell said there should be a moratorium on tattoo shops in downtown Lake Worth. “We do not need, in my humble opinion, a...
Home Depot expansion project wins OK from Jupiter

Home Depot expansion project wins OK from Jupiter

The town’s only Home Depot is getting a makeover. The home improvement supplies store on West Indiantown Road won unanimous approval from the town council Tuesday night to demolish the vacant Sports Authority building next door as well as a portion of the existing Home Depot building and construct a 39,575-square foot expansion. Sports Authority closed its doors in 2016 when the company went...
NEW: Are you driving stoned? Marijuana DUI tests a challenge for police

NEW: Are you driving stoned? Marijuana DUI tests a challenge for police

One seasonably cool day, Boca Raton stockbroker Irvin Rosenfeld sat at a red light in Broward County, his window down, and smoked a joint. In the next lane: an undercover cop. “I said, ‘Officer, I’m using cannabis sativa provided to me by prescription,’ ” Rosenfeld recalled. “He said, ‘Smells like marijuana to me.’ ” Rosenfeld is...
NEW: Two hurt in crash after off-duty PBSO deputy runs stop sign, Delray police say

NEW: Two hurt in crash after off-duty PBSO deputy runs stop sign, Delray police say

An 18-year-old college student is in a coma after an off-duty Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy ran a stop sign Sunday and struck the car in which she was riding, her family and Delray Beach police confirmed Thursday.  Farrah Fox and Dylan De Giuseppe, 20, who both live west of Boca Raton, were injured at about 5 p.m. when a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by Michael D’Avanzo struck...
Gardens pop-up experience uses s’mores, candy to teach science to kids

Gardens pop-up experience uses s’mores, candy to teach science to kids

An experience that entices children to take interest in STEM with 3D-printed s’mores and candy “flavor explosions” is popping up in Downtown at the Gardens this weekend. RELATED: Science Center expands with new playground, center for children Sue’s Tech Kitchen opens Friday in a space below the Cobb Theatre next to Hot Yoga Downtown and continues through Sunday. READ: Kids...
BREAKING: West Palm Beach prostitution sting nets 5 arrests

BREAKING: West Palm Beach prostitution sting nets 5 arrests

Five women were arrested Wednesday in a prostitution sting in the north end of the city, West Palm Beach police said. Authorities picked up the women, who range in age from 30 to 55, along the Broadway corridor between 49th and 56th streets. All face prostitution-related charges.  Palm Beach County jail records indicate the women live near West Palm Beach. Wednesday’s operation...
NEW: West Palm Beach man accused of raping, impregnating 12-year-old

NEW: West Palm Beach man accused of raping, impregnating 12-year-old

A 28-year-old man is facing charges after authorities say he raped and impregnated a 12-year-old late last year. On Friday, West Palm Beach police arrested Jorge Estuardo Cobon-Juarez on charges of sexual assault on a minor and child cruelty. He is being held in the Palm Beach County jail without the possibility of posting bond. Cobon-Juarez denied ever inappropriately touching the child. DNA...
Turtle fun, golf simulator, tasty samples: 3 things to do in Gardens

Turtle fun, golf simulator, tasty samples: 3 things to do in Gardens

SLIDING INTO SUMMER TASTING EVENT Publix GreenWise Market at Legacy Place will host a tasting event 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, giving samples of chili-chicken sliders and falafel party sliders. Sunny 107.9 will be at the Slide into Summer Tasting Event 1 to 3 p.m. with chances to win Publix gift cards. There will be giveaways while supplies last, according to Legacy Place. The store is at 11231 Legacy...
Jupiter Medical Center wins town approval for NICU, new entrance way

Jupiter Medical Center wins town approval for NICU, new entrance way

Jupiter Medical Center’s proposal to add an intensive care unit for newborns as well as a new main entrance won approval from the town council on a 3-0 vote Tuesday night. Vice-Mayor Ron Delaney was absent from Tuesday’s council meeting, while councilor Ilan Kaufer abstained from the vote. Kaufer sits on JMC’s corporate board. The hospital plans to add a five-story, 41,231-square-foot...
Loxahatchee Groves council OKs higher preliminary tax rate to ‘rebuild’

Loxahatchee Groves council OKs higher preliminary tax rate to ‘rebuild’

After a fiscal year that saw the town get pummeled first by Hurricane Irma and then by brutal road conditions, it’s time to rebuild, Town Manager Bill Underwood told the council at Tuesday night’s meeting. “This is the year of rebuilding,” he said as he presented the proposed budget for the coming year. RELATED: Loxahatchee Groves landowners vote to fold water district into...
UPDATE: Lantana instructor one of 4 dead in Everglades plane crash, police say

UPDATE: Lantana instructor one of 4 dead in Everglades plane crash, police say

Veteran flight instructor Ralph William Knight of suburban Lantana was one of four people killed Tuesday when two planes collided over the Everglades west of Miami, authorities confirmed Wednesday. “He wouldn't have wanted to be doing it any other way," his son Andy Knight said Wednesday. "He was doing what he loved." His family said Wednesday...
Jeff Greene joins Democratic governor debate - did he stand out?

Jeff Greene joins Democratic governor debate - did he stand out?

Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene joined the stage for the fourth debate between the Democratic candidates for governor Wednesday night. “I will fight for Florida families if you let me,” said Greene. The debate was particularly important for Greene, who was going head-to-head with his opponents for the first time since shaking up the race when he declared his candidacy shortly before...
Donald Trump Jr. joins Fox News team campaigning for DeSantis

Donald Trump Jr. joins Fox News team campaigning for DeSantis

Donald Trump Jr. hailed U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis as a fighter for President Donald Trump’s agenda at a Wednesday rally that showcased the Trump and Fox News connections that have lifted DeSantis among Republican primary voters in his bid for Florida governor. The younger Trump, accompanied by girlfriend and Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle, appeared with DeSantis at an afternoon event....
New Boynton Beach Wawa will ‘wake up the whole area’

New Boynton Beach Wawa will ‘wake up the whole area’

Wawa is not your average gas station. The Philadelphia-based chain has developed an almost cult-like following in its home state of Pennsylvania, and as more locations pop up around Palm Beach County, Florida fanatics of the chain are becoming more common. Adding to the Wawa hype in South Florida is the recent approval of the county’s newest location in Boynton Beach. The city&rsquo...
Move stalls: ‘A car will go down Fern, a 40-foot building will not’

Move stalls: ‘A car will go down Fern, a 40-foot building will not’

Bad weather, safety concerns and the unwieldy logistics of moving an antique, two-story building through a mile of city streets have stalled plans to turn downtown’s Edgewater rooming house into a bed and breakfast to reawaken the Historic Northwest neighborhood. West Palm Beach’s Community Redevelopment Agency was to receive the building last summer, as a gift that would provide rooms...
State legislators proud of bills crafted after Irma, Parkland

State legislators proud of bills crafted after Irma, Parkland

Five state legislators representing Palm Beach County joined the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday to talk about recent legislative issues including school safety, Hurricane Irma and home rule bills. “We really did face a lot of challenges in Tallahassee because of the hurricane and then the tragedy in Parkland,” said District 85 Rep. Rick Roth. “We spent two weeks...
Riviera Beach’s latest homicide victim remembered as father, football star

Riviera Beach’s latest homicide victim remembered as father, football star

Nearly a decade ago at a small Nebraska college, Kevin Humphrey became one of the “Florida Boys” — a conglomerate of Florida-born and bred teenagers playing football in the northeast corner of the state. They stayed together for years after college, said Humphrey’s college friend Elizabeth Feller, until about four years ago when Humphrey returned home to Riviera...
JUST IN: Palm Beach real-estate mogul’s ‘credibility’ questioned in court

JUST IN: Palm Beach real-estate mogul’s ‘credibility’ questioned in court

Real-estate mogul Burt Handelsman endured hours of cross-examination Wednesday at the North County Courthouse in testimony that will help a judge decide how to divide an estimated $550 million fortune he shares with his ex-wife Lucille and three grown children. The divorce trial, which began in early February and was suspended in late March for three-plus months before resuming Tuesday, pits...
LATEST: Delray, Lantana sober home owner pleads guilty to patient brokering 

LATEST: Delray, Lantana sober home owner pleads guilty to patient brokering 

A Delray Beach and Lantana sober-home owner pleaded guilty to eight counts of patient brokering Wednesday morning.  Ronald Tomasso, 59, will serve 12 months at the Palm Beach County Jail and three years of probation, according to court records. Tomasso, who was arrested in March, pleaded before Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Laura Johnson and also was ordered to pay $10,500 in fines. ...
Millions fall for South Carolina dentist in viral ‘In My Fillings’ dance video

Millions fall for South Carolina dentist in viral ‘In My Fillings’ dance video

A dentist in Greenville, South Carolina, is inspiring millions to get their teeth cleaned after taking on the Drake-inspired “In My Feelings” dance challenge. Dr. Rich Constantine’s version of the “shiggy” -- a dance inspired by the rapper -- has over 24 million views on Facebook. >> Read more trending news  Over 100,000 people have commented...
Kick added sugar in sports drinks

Kick added sugar in sports drinks

Nike recently launched a Gatorade-colored collection of Air Jordan sneakers in honor of the sports drink’s famous 1991 “Be Like Mike” advertisement, which encouraged Americans to consume brightly hued sugar water if they wanted to emulate basketball star Michael Jordan. Plenty did. Gatorade is still paying big bucks to professional athletes, though it says it does not target advertising...
Monitoring your health from your living room

Monitoring your health from your living room

NEW ORLEANS - There were termites in the garage and a $2,100 bill to get rid of them. The mechanic had called to say he didn’t know when the car would be fixed. So after a summer day full of aggravations, 73-year-old Ann Ware wasn’t surprised to see the result when she sat down on her sofa, wrapped a blood pressure cuff around her arm and pressed a button on her iPhone screen to trigger...
Pools, hot tubs more likely than lakes to make you sick, studies find

Pools, hot tubs more likely than lakes to make you sick, studies find

Taking a cool, refreshing dip in a lake or swimming pool is one of summer’s enjoyments and sometimes a necessary escape from the stifling heat. But two recent federal health studies found that some waters is better than others, at least when it comes to avoiding waterborne illnesses. Of 633 outbreaks nationwide caused by bacteria, viruses or other things floating around, nearly 80 percent of...
Healthy heatwave reminders: Heatstroke and hydration

Healthy heatwave reminders: Heatstroke and hydration

On bright summer days we may remember to apply the sunscreen, but we may not remember to give the heat the full respect it deserves. When temperatures soar, Mayo Clinic experts say we need to take precautions. We also need to be on guard for the warning signs of overheating. Family medicine physician Jennifer Nordstrom, M.D., at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wisc., says heat illness can...
Home remedies: Treating your sunburn

Home remedies: Treating your sunburn

It boils down to what’s in the term sunburn: “sun” and “burn.” Simply put, the sun burns your skin. And the result can be pain, redness, blisters and peeling skin. “Prevention is the key,” says Dr. Cindy Kermott, a Mayo Clinic preventive medicine physician. “But if you’ve already been sunburned, taking a cool shower or bath can be a helpful start...
'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn fired over offensive tweets

'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn fired over offensive tweets

The director of the successful “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies, James Gunn, has been fired from the franchise’s third installment over offensive tweets about pedophilia and rape. >> Read more trending news  The shocking tweets, which had been taken down, aren’t new and Gunn had apologized for them in the past, but conservative media personalities resurfaced...
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...
Summer 2018: 8 must-try water activities in Palm Beach County

Summer 2018: 8 must-try water activities in Palm Beach County

It’s freaking hot outside, which means there’s no reason to skip trying a new water activity to keep yourself cool. Once you’ve picked an activity you want to do from this list, make sure to find the best “Day Trip” itinerary from my long list of local adventures. If you decide to stay in West Palm, I have a cool plan for you. Delray? I have that too. Lake Worth...
Does your child have a food allergy? Here's how to tell

Does your child have a food allergy? Here's how to tell

Food allergies are a growing problem, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and in the cases of children, an allergic reaction to something as simple as sandwich could potentially be life-threatening. About 4-6 percent of children in the U.S. have food allergies, and it's important to know whether your child is among this group. The most common food allergies in children...
Stevie J, Faith Evans married in Las Vegas

Stevie J, Faith Evans married in Las Vegas

Stevie J and Faith Evans reportedly applied for a marriage license in Las Vegas and tied the knot this week. According to TMZ, The “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star, born Steven Aaron Jordan, and the singer filed for the license in Clark County Tuesday. A spokesperson for Evans confirmed the news to Billboard Wednesday. >> Read more trending news  According to TMZ, they got...
New Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix gets title, release date

New Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix gets title, release date

You’ve had Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger and Jared Leto, but now Joaquin Phoenix is throwing his card on the pile and will portray the “Clown Prince of Crime”- The Joker. Warner Bros confirmed the standalone project and has announced the film’s title and release date. “Joker” is now scheduled to hit the big screen on Oct. 4, 2019, Variety reported. >>...
One Widow’s Mission

One Widow’s Mission

For the loved ones of Alzheimer’s disease sufferers, memory is not the only devastating loss. “Sadly, the disease affects so much more than that,” said Kim Campbell, widow of country music legend Glen Campbell, who succumbed to Alzheimer’s in August 2017 at age 81 after a long and very public struggle with the incurable, invariably fatal degenerative neurological condition...
Man dies after eating raw oysters at Florida restaurant, report says

Man dies after eating raw oysters at Florida restaurant, report says

A man died from a Vibrio vulnificus bacterial infection after eating raw oysters at a Florida restaurant, health officials say. The 71-year-old man reportedly died two days after eating the raw oysters in a Sarasota restaurant. Health officials have not said which restaurant. "We have an individual that consumed some raw oysters and to the best of our knowledge had no exposure to salt water...
2018 ESPY Awards: Winners list

2018 ESPY Awards: Winners list

Athletes and celebrities have once again come together for the ESPY Awards. The 25th anniversary of the show was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and hosted by Danica Patrick. It’s the first time the show has had a woman host. >> Read more trending news  The best in sports were honored not just for their athleticism, but for contributions to society and humanitarian work...
Charges against strippers arrested with Stormy Daniels dropped, report says

Charges against strippers arrested with Stormy Daniels dropped, report says

Update 5:30 EDT July 18: The charges against the two strippers arrested with adult film star Stormy Daniels last week in Columbus, Ohio, have been dropped, according to BuzzFeed News. >> Read more trending news  Brittany Walters and Miranda Panda were taken into custody along with Daniels early last Thursday at the Sirens Gentleman’s Club. Daniels, who was charged with three...
New trailer for Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ released

New trailer for Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ released

Fans of Queen are getting another look at the upcoming biopic of the band that created the iconic songs “We are the Champions” and “We Will Rock You.” The second trailer released features not only those two hits, but also gives a peek into the movie version of how the band came up with the operatic sections of the film’s namesake “Bohemian Rhapsody.&rdquo...
Where to find the best hot dogs in Palm Beach County

Where to find the best hot dogs in Palm Beach County

Today we honor one of America’s national prides: The Hot Dog. Happy National Hot Dog Day! And we found the best ones to help you celebrate.  From traditional American hot dogs to South American versions with experimental toppings, these local hot dog spots may have you barking for more. Choose from more than ten different American hot dogs at this beach-themed spot. You’ll feel so...
Bare-chested Jeff Goldblum statue appears in London park on ‘Jurassic Park’ anniversary

Bare-chested Jeff Goldblum statue appears in London park on ‘Jurassic Park’ anniversary

A 25-foot statue of actor Jeff Goldblum, posing open-shirted in a famous pose from “Jurassic Park” has appeared at Potters Field Park in London. It honors the 25th anniversary of the release of the first installment of “Jurassic Park” in the United Kingdom, USA Today reports. The statue depicts Goldblum’s character, Dr. Ian Malcolm, in a famous scene after a...
5 signs your relationship is hurting your mental health

5 signs your relationship is hurting your mental health

Everyone in a relationship knows how easy it is to accuse a partner of something they didn't do. It's their fault, you tell them, whether the spat is about towels on the bathroom floor, an angry mother-in-law or a missed restaurant reservation. Sometimes you know you're wrong the second these words leave your mouth; other times you recognize your mistake in the days to come. But the same people often...
How to know if your child is overweight

How to know if your child is overweight

It's easy to fall in love with your child's chubby cheeks and pudgy legs. But by the age of two, if your toddler is heavier than the other children of the same age, it's possible that he or she may be overweight.  How can you tell the difference between normal baby fat and an actual weight problem? Here's the skinny on excessive weight and obesity in children: According to the Centers for...
5 ways to get smart about your lady parts

5 ways to get smart about your lady parts

Everything drops over time, including the lady parts. If a body part was put there by nature to birth or suckle a baby, it’s a lady part, and it’s going to give. The ligaments that keep the breasts perky are made of collagen and elastin, which break down as we age. (This is why your face sags, too.) The muscles that hold up the pelvic organs — including the vagina, uterus, bladder...
Enjoy food, brews, vibe at West Palm Beach Brewery

Enjoy food, brews, vibe at West Palm Beach Brewery

MENU The typical brewpub model involves a food truck out back, but West Palm Beach Brewery and Wine Vault takes a more formal approach to food service. The microbrewery operates a full kitchen that serves pizza, wings, salads, tacos and sandwiches. Pizzas cost $12 to $16. The charcuterie plate is the most expensive item at $20. Beer remains the main attraction — West Palm Beach Brewery serves...
Savor cuisine, view at Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House

Savor cuisine, view at Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House

MENU Appetizers, soup, salads, seafood, steaks, chicken, pasta, desserts. Sandwiches, burgers, tacos and meatloaf also available at lunch. ATMOSPHERE A tropical oasis overlooking the Indian River and Outrigger Harbour Marina, this is the former resort of movie star Frances Langford, whose celebrity photos still hang at the entrance. Beautiful wooden walls and ceiling beams abound, and a majestic stone...
They’ve collected 1,200 tiny buildings inside their home

They’ve collected 1,200 tiny buildings inside their home

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — Thirty-three years ago, Steven Burke spent nearly all of his $183 tax refund on a hand-made replica of a 16th-century mansion in Peru — a purchase that would shape his destiny. On that day, he began collecting tiny buildings made from soap boxes or tin cans — not just houses and churches, but steel mills, diners, banks, Ferris wheels and a Gulf Oil drilling platform...
Transform your space with these low-cost refreshers

Transform your space with these low-cost refreshers

Whether you are looking to sell or to dwell, there is always room to infuse a fresh, new look into a space that may be perceived as tired, worn or outdated. While a full renovation may be an option, it doesn’t have to be. With a bit of creativity, planning and perhaps a bit of do-it-yourself work, making your home feel inviting and refreshed doesn’t have to break the bank. WHAT’S...
3 TO SEE: Jill and Rich Switzer, screen printing, female works recital

3 TO SEE: Jill and Rich Switzer, screen printing, female works recital

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...
Interior painting: What you need to know

Interior painting: What you need to know

At one point or another, every homeowner needs to apply a fresh coat of paint to their home’s interior. But just when to do it, how to do it and whether to do it yourself can be unclear. Then, when you add unknowns like cost and color, things can get really confusing. Fortunately, there are some guidelines to follow. HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU PAINT? When you should paint your walls — and include...
Downsizing empty nesters go with contemporary style for their condo

Downsizing empty nesters go with contemporary style for their condo

SEATTLE — John and Jan Drinkard have been married 41 years. You might not think this impressive factoid would factor into the interior design of their contemporary high-rise condominium, but actually it has implications both aesthetic and admirable. Aesthetically: The Drinkards have experienced a lot of life together and, together, have amassed quite a collection of meaningful art (including...
The art of welcoming guests

The art of welcoming guests

When my sister, Judy, comes to visit us in a few weeks, she will be lucky if I have stocked the guest bath with toilet paper and put a few scraps of food in the fridge. But if Judy (or I!) had been lucky enough to have my friend Marsee as a sister, she would have had a different experience. Very, very different. Marsee is the Queen of Hospitality, making her guests feel like visiting royalty, whether...
How to salvage shade structures

How to salvage shade structures

In the desert, shade can be hard to come by. Trees for shade demand water throughout their entire lives, so growing for shade becomes difficult and costly. It also takes a lifetime to achieve. In the Southwest’s extremely dry climate, Native Americans built shade arbors to allow outdoor activity on unshaded sites. They used what was available: found wood, natural dead limbs, palm fronds, reeds...
Destiny’s Child star Michelle Williams checks in to mental health facility, reports say

Destiny’s Child star Michelle Williams checks in to mental health facility, reports say

Destiny’s Child star Michelle Williams has reportedly checked herself into a mental health facility, TMZ reports. Williams posted a letter to her fans on her Instagram page on Tuesday. “I recently listened to the same advice I have given thousands around the world and sought help from a great team of professionals,” Williams posted. Sources told TMZ that Williams is receiving...
7 suggestions for maximizing male wellness

7 suggestions for maximizing male wellness

On Thursday, the latest issue of Health Palm Beach magazine will be available inside The Palm Beach Post. The cover story — “5 ways to stay smart about your lady parts” — is an in-depth exploration of a topic all too often ignored: how middle-aged and senior women can maintain the health — and pleasurable functioning — of their most intimate private areas. While...
What is autism? Things to know about the disorder

What is autism? Things to know about the disorder

Autism is a disorder that has been around since the 1940s, but still has an air of mystery around it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1 in 59 children in the United States has autism. But with a list of different symptoms and causes, it can be hard to know what you should look for and how to tell if your child might be showing early signs. To help you, here's an overview...
Rugrats return: Nickelodeon green lights series, movie

Rugrats return: Nickelodeon green lights series, movie

Nickelodeon is bringing a part of our childhood back to the small, and big, screen. The children’s television network has given the green light to bring back Chuckie, Tommy, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica, better known as “Rugrats,” E! News reported. >> Read more trending news  Nickelodeon announced it will be producing 26 new episodes and a live action movie that...
Prince Louis' christening portraits revealed: Kate Middleton, royal family stun in new photos

Prince Louis' christening portraits revealed: Kate Middleton, royal family stun in new photos

Update 8:08 a.m. EDT July 17: The British royal family has released an additional photo from the christening of Prince Louis, the youngest son of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hope that everyone enjoys this lovely photograph of Prince Louis as much as they do,” Kensington Palace tweeted Monday. Matt Porteous, who took the photo,...
Grandma was right: Why it's good for your health to be outdoors

Grandma was right: Why it's good for your health to be outdoors

Sure, there are treadmills at climate-controlled gyms and Nintendo's Wii is still going strong with indoor workouts like Zumba Fitness 2. And yet, old-fashioned advice to "go outside and play" is still the best for your health, according to researchers the world over. In one study published by the NCBI, researchers found a decrease in both heart rate and cortisol...
When should your baby begin eating real food?

When should your baby begin eating real food?

Just when those on-demand and pumping debates about breastfeeding are starting to fade, conscientious new parents have a whole new set of baby food considerations. When is the best time to start introducing "real" food to a young child's diet?  Should it be rice, oatmeal or barley? Could Grandma possibly be right about this, or should we listen to what the doula recommended? Thankfully...
Lantana photos: What beach, buildings, roads used to look like

Lantana photos: What beach, buildings, roads used to look like

Here’s a Lantana you’ll never see again. In the above, undated aerial photo at Ocean Avenue and A1A, you’ll see the beach area before development creeped in. The gas station in the top left corner is where the Plaza del Mar shopping plaza is today, home of the popular John G’s restaurant. Just below it on the ocean side is where the Eau Palm Beach resort and spa, formerly...
Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dead at 101

Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dead at 101

Nancy Sinatra Sr., the first of entertainer Frank Sinatra’s four wives and mother of their three children, died Friday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 101. >> Read more trending news  Her death was announced on Twitter by her daughter Nancy, who tweeted “My mother passed away peacefully tonight at the age of 101. She was a blessing and the light of my...
Ever had cancer? Preexisting conditions can define your future

Ever had cancer? Preexisting conditions can define your future

Robin Shine Maddox has racked up $160,000 in charges for biopsies, chemotherapy, medications and scans since being diagnosed with breast cancer in February. Now the 55-year-old Mt. Airy resident looks forward to finishing treatment and being able to call herself a cancer survivor. But even then, she’ll be among the one-fourth of Americans under age 65 who could be uninsurable on the individual...
Ditching the doctor? What to know about home health tests

Ditching the doctor? What to know about home health tests

Medical tests save lives. Discovering diseases before they become more serious can mean the difference between life and death. But many Americans say they don’t have time to see a doctor, live too far from a medical facility or are so uncomfortable with examinations that they avoid tests altogether. These challenges have created a demand for home-based medical tests. The market is exploding...
These small steps can produce big results to your health

These small steps can produce big results to your health

To be sure, great healthcare is a big part of keeping citizens fit. Yet each of us individually has a big part to play as well. As health care moves from go-see-the-doctor-when-you’re-sick mode to I-want-to-feel-as-good-as-I can-every-day model, we have some work to do. No matter where we live, say experts, a few simple steps can reap big rewards to our health…if we practice them most...
The numbers that matter most in staying healthy

The numbers that matter most in staying healthy

Health often seems like a numbers game. What’s your blood-sugar level? How many calories are you eating? And are you getting the right percentage of macros (or macronutrients)? The problem is that sometimes we track, count and obsess over numbers that don’t matter very much for our overall health. Or worse, we ignore numbers that do matter. I was curious about which numbers my fellow dietitians...
High-heeled Crocs cause uproar on Twitter

High-heeled Crocs cause uproar on Twitter

It’s Friday the 13th, which can bring about bizarre events -- including Crocs’ launch of a high-heeled version of its divisive shoe. The Cyprus Heel, which mixes the classic Crocs look with an open toe and chunky heel, is now for sale on Amazon. >> Read more trending news  Prices range from $80 to $225. The shoes come in various colors including black, white and pink. There...
Watch: Will Smith, Ciara join ‘In My Feelings’ challenge dance-off in epic fashion

Watch: Will Smith, Ciara join ‘In My Feelings’ challenge dance-off in epic fashion

Will Smith just upped the game in the #InMyFeelings challenge on social media. It’s part of the latest craze to sweep the internet, inspired by Drake’s hit “In My Feelings” from the “Scorpion” album. >> Read more trending news  Originally dubbed #DoTheShiggy on Instagram, over 2.3 million tweets have been shared, dedicated to the #kikichallenge, #DoTheShiggy...
National French Fry Day: Best local fast food fries, ranked

National French Fry Day: Best local fast food fries, ranked

“Do you want fries with that?” “Actually, I’ll just take the fries.” It’s National French Fry Day, which means today you should skip the burgers, hot dogs and chicken sandwiches and just go straight for the greasy carb-loading. There are plenty of restaurants that have great fries — even a fancy French restaurant in Palm Beach — and we’d love to...
’Young and the Restless’ actor Corey Sligh convicted of child molestation in Georgia

’Young and the Restless’ actor Corey Sligh convicted of child molestation in Georgia

A Georgia soap opera actor was convicted of child molestation nearly two years after the allegations first surfaced, according to Cherokee County court records.  A jury convicted Corey Seth Sligh of one count of child molestation and cleared him on another count last month, records showed. Sligh has not been sentenced, yet. Sligh, a Canton resident, was first arrested in October 2016 after...
2018 Emmys: John Legend one step closer to EGOT

2018 Emmys: John Legend one step closer to EGOT

John Legend is one step closer to achieving an EGOT -- an elite club of performers who have won all four of the entertainment industry’s major awards -- Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. >> Read more trending news  Legend scored his first Emmy nomination Thursday morning, for his role in NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.” He will compete against Antonio...
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