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On his way to prom, this Gardens teen Fire Explorer saved two lives

A Stuart teen became a hero on his way to prom last April when he stopped to get two people out of their crashed car seconds before it burst into flames. RELATED: Gardens Fire Explorer awarded for life-saving action at Tequesta fire Evan Travers was driving with his girlfriend when the car in front of him veered across Kanner Highway, hit a light post and slammed into a tree. RELATED: Teens raise...
NEW: No bond for man facing murder charge after wife vanishes at sea

NEW: No bond for man facing murder charge after wife vanishes at sea

Lewis Bennett faced a judge Wednesday for the first time since being charged with murdering his wife. On Tuesday, at the same time Bennett was pleading guilty on coin-theft charges, the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office charged that he killed Isabella Hellmann in May in international waters west of the Bahamas and south of Key West, then deliberately sank his catamaran in an attempt to stage...
After Broward shooting, local parents wonder: Should I homeschool?

After Broward shooting, local parents wonder: Should I homeschool?

Forgive me for speaking on behalf of the masses. But I’m positive that thought ran through the mind of every parent who, like me, watched frantic mothers and fathers searching for their children in the carnage of a Valentine’s Day afternoon, some of whom listened helplessly as their sons and daughters hid from bullets as their classmates and teachers were massacred. Logically, I knew that...
Palm Beach real estate baron wants custody of shaving mugs in divorce

Palm Beach real estate baron wants custody of shaving mugs in divorce

Forget the tony shops on Worth Avenue, the bars and restaurants in Delray Beach, the golf course in the Catskills or the office buildings and apartments in upstate New York. One of the most contested property in Burt and Lucille Handelsman’s estimated $550 million empire has nothing to do with expensive real estate. It’s the Palm Beach couple’s shaving mug collection. Valued at more...
New stamps use holographic material to illuminate stunning sea images

New stamps use holographic material to illuminate stunning sea images

Three Floridians will have photos featured on a new series of stamps that celebrate the magic of bioluminescence from the color spasms of a deep ocean sea pen to the lime green glow of a rain forest mushroom. The stamps, which will be released for sale Thursday, were produced using a holographic material that is highly reflective of white light to “impart a sense of movement,” according...
#NeverAgain: Students protest at Capitol calling for tighter gun control laws

#NeverAgain: Students protest at Capitol calling for tighter gun control laws

UPDATE 12:58 p.m.: Thousands of students and supporters rallied at the state Capitol to call for stronger gun control measures, including students who survived last week’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and hundreds of college students who marched from Florida State University and Florida A&M University. The rally took place after the dozens of Douglas High students, who rode...
Why some Palm Beach County schools have classroom doors that don’t lock

Why some Palm Beach County schools have classroom doors that don’t lock

Eight classrooms at Lake Worth Middle School have doors into the hallway that cannot be locked from the inside. Should an intruder barge onto campus, teachers in those rooms are supposed to file their children into the hallway and then seek shelter in a neighboring classroom with doors that can be secured. And even though staff raised the flag about it in the wake of their own shooting tragedy &ndash...
Jupiter officials debate need for lobbyist to promote projects

Jupiter officials debate need for lobbyist to promote projects

A lobbyist may soon be added to the town payroll. Facing big spending items like $35 million for a new town hall/police station, a paid lobbyist could help represent the town in Tallahassee and Washington D.C. and bring home state and federal dollars, said Councilman Ilan Kaufer. “We need to investigate all revenue sources,” Kaufer said. Councilman Jim Kuretski, recalling the town&rsquo...
NEW: Expansion approved for Jupiter Medical Center’s cancer institute

NEW: Expansion approved for Jupiter Medical Center’s cancer institute

The town council approved the expansion of the Jupiter Medical Center Foshay Cancer Center on Tuesday night. The new 55,000-square-foot addition is planned to be called the Anderson Family Cancer Institute. The project near Military Trail and Jupiter Lakes Boulevard is part of a $123 expansion plan by JMC, the town’s largest employer. Not enough parking, insufficient drainage and a lack of notification...
NEW: Search for Boynton Beach police chief officially begins

NEW: Search for Boynton Beach police chief officially begins

The search for Boynton Beach’s next police chief has officially begun. The position was posted Feb. 13 on the Strategic Government Resources website. Those interested have until April 2 to apply, according to the post. Whoever is chosen will lead 155 officers, 53 non-sworn employees and operate a $30.4 million budget. The salary range...
NEW: Artist creates inspirational mural on Boynton Beach building

NEW: Artist creates inspirational mural on Boynton Beach building

The side of a building on East Ocean Avenue is now a little brighter and even inspirational thanks to Northwood Village artist Craig McInnis . McInnis, a freelance artist, spent a couple of weeks creating the “Set Free” mural, which he completed Feb. 13. It’s on the building at 636 E. Ocean Ave., where Leeward Luxury is. The...
Boynton Beach things to do: Coffee with a cop, Dr. Seuss reading

Boynton Beach things to do: Coffee with a cop, Dr. Seuss reading

Things to do this weekend in Boynton Beach 1- Coffee With a Cop The Boynton Beach Police Department is hosting this free event at McDonald’s on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at 1810 S. Federal Highway. Residents can meet with police officers and ask questions, voice concerns and get to know them. 2- Boating class The U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary Flotilla 54 is hosting a free boating class Saturday...
NEW: Police say Hugo Selva, Boynton shooting victim had sold marijuana

NEW: Police say Hugo Selva, Boynton shooting victim had sold marijuana

City police Wednesday confirmed that Hugo Steven Selva, shot and killed by a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy Feb. 7 on Interstate 95, was the gunman in a shooting in a Boynton Beach neighborhood early that morning. The 21-year-old victim didn’t merely know Silva, city records show. He told police that a few years earlier, the two had sold marijuana to each other. The victim, Anthony...
NEW: Bond denied for retired PBSO deputy accused of killing son-in-law

NEW: Bond denied for retired PBSO deputy accused of killing son-in-law

A retired Palm Beach County deputy facing a first-degree murder charge will be held without bail, a judge ruled Wednesday morning. Authorities say Carlton Nebergall Jr. fatally shot his son-in-law Jacob Lodge late Sunday in The Acreage. He appeared before Judge Dina Keever Agrama at a brief hearing at the Palm Beach County Jail. VIDEO ONLINE: See the retired PBSO deputy’s bond hearing Nebergall...
Billy Graham in West Palm Beach: What he said at 1997 graduation

Billy Graham in West Palm Beach: What he said at 1997 graduation

Editor’s note: One of The Rev. Billy Graham’s final visits to Palm Beach County came on Saturday, April 26, 1997, when he spoke at the spring commencement for what was then known as Palm Beach Atlantic College. Here is Post staff writer Joel Engelhardt’s story from the event, at what is now Palm Beach Atlantic University. - To an audience of 530 graduates Saturday, the Rev. Billy...
Douglas victim was to attend UF: ‘She was going to change the world’

Douglas victim was to attend UF: ‘She was going to change the world’

The University of Florida and Florida State University responded to the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School via social media. The schools have about 500 Douglas High alumni combined, according to reports. One more Douglas student who would’ve gone to UF won’t be joining that list. The family of victim Carmen Schentrup released a statement saying she was “accepted...
NEW: Two people removed from racketeering lawsuit against Gardens man

NEW: Two people removed from racketeering lawsuit against Gardens man

Two people have been dismissed as defendants in a federal racketeering lawsuit against a Palm Beach Gardens man. The 21-count suit filed on behalf of Ilia Mogilevsky’s mother-in-law, Tamara Filippova of eastern Siberia, claims Mogilevsky — in collusion with local business partners, lawyers, notaries public and others also named as defendants — defrauded Filippova out of more than...
Here’s where speed tables will go on Sandpiper in Royal Palm Beach

Here’s where speed tables will go on Sandpiper in Royal Palm Beach

Work is beginning to build the first speed tables in Royal Palm Beach along a portion of busy Sandpiper Avenue. Signs warn residents of upcoming lane closures, and the road is closed to all but local traffic.  A document posted Tuesday on the village’s website shows where each of the 11 speed tables will be placed beginning just east Royal Palm Beach Boulevard through just south of Heron...
Honda Classic: Heat will be in play for fans… and wind for golfers

Honda Classic: Heat will be in play for fans… and wind for golfers

The wintertime spell of record heat continued in Florida this week with a seasonal oddity in Earth’s northern latitudes partly to blame. A split in the polar vortex, a pinwheel of stratospheric arctic air that circles the North Pole, helped force frigid winds into the western U.S., and triggered a chain reaction that allowed tropical warmth in the east to drift as far as Lake Ontario...
POST TIME: Remember Pizio’s restaurant and its big hoagies?

POST TIME: Remember Pizio’s restaurant and its big hoagies?

Readers: Few Post Time columns draw more responses — often emotional — than those about eateries that are long gone and still missed. Today: Pizio’s. The place stood at 5100 S. Dixie Highway, about a half-mile south of Southern Boulevard, in West Palm Beach. The spot’s now a strip center across from the Dixie Grill and Bar. Featuring pizzas and “hoagie” sandwiches...
Expansion approved for Jupiter Medical Center 

Expansion approved for Jupiter Medical Center 

The town council approved the expansion of the Jupiter Medical Center Foshay Cancer Center on Tuesday night. The new 55,000-square-foot addition is planned to be called the Anderson Family Cancer Institute. The project near Military Trail and Jupiter Lakes Boulevard is part of a $123 expansion plan by JMC, the town’s largest employer. Not enough parking, insufficient drainage...
BREAKING: Boynton police ID man, 21, killed outside community center

BREAKING: Boynton police ID man, 21, killed outside community center

8:30 a.m. UPDATE: Damas Ilceus, 21, was shot and killed Tuesday night outside the Ezell Hester Community Center, Boynton Beach police confirmed. Officers responded to a shots fired call shortly before 7:30 p.m. They found the Boynton Beach resident fatally shot. It was the first confirmed homicide of 2018 in Boynton Beach. Anyone with information is asked to call Boynton Beach Police at 561-732-8116...
‘Beauty out of chaos:’ Parkland grieves together after mass shooting

‘Beauty out of chaos:’ Parkland grieves together after mass shooting

They came with their tears. They came with their prayers. They came with their anger and their protest signs. Just like they came after Columbine, after Sandy Hook, after the carnage at Virginia Tech University, they came Tuesday to the makeshift memorial along the chain-link fence in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, a quintessential American suburb whose quiet forever ...
Scott holds Parkland shooting meetings; House rejects assault gun ban

Scott holds Parkland shooting meetings; House rejects assault gun ban

A flurry of meetings took place in Florida’s capital on Tuesday in response to last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, with dozens of leaders in education, law enforcement, and mental health pouring into the city to participate in a trio of workshops organized by Gov. Rick Scott. Some of those same leaders were to later attend a round-table discussion hosted...
Why does the Boynton mayor want two Chambers of Commerce?

Why does the Boynton mayor want two Chambers of Commerce?

Boynton Beach Mayor Steven Grant planned to close his law practice to become the president of the Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce and even had the county’s ethics commission look into it to make sure he wasn’t crossing any lines. The ethics commission gave the OK in January — with some rules. But the chamber’s board members hit the brakes. Grant said he thinks the...
NEW: Why part of Wellington Dog Park will temporarily close

NEW: Why part of Wellington Dog Park will temporarily close

Portions of the Wellington Dog Park will close temporarily as village crews complete long-planned pathways. Signs posted at the popular spot alert dog owners that the southern portions of the park will begin to close this week with work ongoing through mid-March. The park tentatively will reopen March 26, weather permitting, according to a village news release. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign up for The...
NEW: Man who survived Jupiter triple murder sentenced for guns, drugs

NEW: Man who survived Jupiter triple murder sentenced for guns, drugs

Charles Vorpagel, the man who escaped a triple murder on Super Bowl Sunday in Jupiter on 2017, has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison on drug and weapon charges. Vorpagel, who faced up to life in prison, was sentenced Friday on federal charges for possession of a firearm, possessing a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possessing a firearm “in furtherance of a drug-trafficking...
Golf’s dilemma: Bear Trap excitement is high, but is etiquette too low?

Golf’s dilemma: Bear Trap excitement is high, but is etiquette too low?

When thousands of tipsy fans pack into the party pavilion of the popular Bear Trap at the Honda Classic, it’s nearly impossible to completely quiet them as the pros tackle one of the toughest stretches on the PGA Tour.  The Herculean task has become more difficult as the hospitality venues around the 17th hole alone have grown from 10,000 square feet in 2007 to more than 80,000 square feet...
Tom Rooney: Family the factor in leaving Congress; may run for judge

Tom Rooney: Family the factor in leaving Congress; may run for judge

U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee, said guilt about missing time with his family was a big factor in his decision not to seek a sixth term in Congress this year. Rooney said he hasn’t decided what he wants do when his term expires in January, but he mentioned the possibility of running for elections as a judge in Florida’s 19th Judicial Circuit, which is composed of Martin, St. Lucie...
Florida Medicaid program limits opioid prescriptions

Florida Medicaid program limits opioid prescriptions

As lawmakers consider proposals to limit opioid prescriptions, Gov. Rick Scott’s administration is taking steps to do the same in the Florida Medicaid program. The Agency for Health Care Administration announced last week that, effective Monday, prescriptions for narcotics in the Medicaid program will be limited to a maximum seven-day supply. Medicaid also is no longer requiring prior authorization...
NEW: Retired PBSO deputy ‘belligerent’ before shooting, daughter says

NEW: Retired PBSO deputy ‘belligerent’ before shooting, daughter says

On Sunday night, 36-year-old Jacob Lodge met with his estranged wife, Katrina Nebergall, outside the home she shared with her father in The Acreage to exchange their children’s clothes, as they had done several times during their separation. Nebergall said in a statement that her husband was calm until she noticed a startled look on his face as he watched the front door of the home: Her 61-year-old...
Republican Trump critic Jetta ends challenge of U.S. Rep. Frankel

Republican Trump critic Jetta ends challenge of U.S. Rep. Frankel

Delray Beach businessman Kurt Jetta faced long odds in his 2018 campaign for Congress. He hoped to win the Republican nomination in District 21 as a critic of President Donald Trump. If he succeeded in that, he faced the tough task of unseating three-term U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, in a heavily Democratic district. »RELATED: The latest in Florida political news Jetta concluded...
Florida Senate, House at odds on what vote needed to raise taxes

Florida Senate, House at odds on what vote needed to raise taxes

In an issue that could be part of the mix of end-of-session negotiations, a Senate panel Tuesday approved a proposal that would make it harder to raise taxes — but didn’t go as far as House leaders and Gov. Rick Scott want. The House last month overwhelmingly approved a proposed constitutional amendment (HJR 7001) that would require two-thirds votes of both legislative chambers to raise...
Cerabino: Robinson at FAU to talk about life in political spin cycle

Cerabino: Robinson at FAU to talk about life in political spin cycle

The way Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist and frequent TV pundit Eugene Robinson sees it, we here in the media world let a good thing slip away. “It used to be you’d get to work in the morning, and not early in the morning, and you’d work on one story all day and then at 6:30, you went to the bar. “Now we pretty much work 24 hours a day,” he said. “How...
Prosecutors: Missing Delray woman’s husband ‘intentionally’ sank boat

Prosecutors: Missing Delray woman’s husband ‘intentionally’ sank boat

Lewis Bennett murdered his wife, Isabella Hellmann, on the high seas in May, then deliberately sank his catamaran in an ultimately failed attempt to stage an accident, prosecutors allege in a federal complaint issued Tuesday, the same morning Bennett was sentenced in Miami on related coin-theft charges. The complaint, charging him with second-degree murder, never says how investigators believe...
Douglas students, Pulse survivors join forces, head to Tally

Douglas students, Pulse survivors join forces, head to Tally

A group of students boarded two buses in Parkland this afternoon and are headed for Tallahassee to try to get legislators to consider changes in Florida’s gun laws. The roughly 100 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, four survivors from the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, and members of news organizations left about 1:45 p.m. from a mall not far from the school, site of...
The unique way Royal Palm High is raising cancer awareness this week

The unique way Royal Palm High is raising cancer awareness this week

Something special is happening this week at Royal Palm Beach High School. Not to say special things don’t happen there all the time. But students, staff and teachers are pausing each day this week to honor those lost to and who continue to battle cancer, while raising money for the American Cancer Society. Taking place at the same time each day, the Moment of Hope serves as a reminder and a...
PHOTOS: Wellington hosts first Lakeside Family Fun Day

PHOTOS: Wellington hosts first Lakeside Family Fun Day

Wellington on Saturday held the first of several free events designed to bring more attention to Lake Wellington and the recreational opportunities it offers. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly newsletter for Wellington news The Lakeside Family Fun Days and Family Fun Nights run through the end of April. The next Fun Day is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 10. The events take place along...
THINGS TO DO: Puerto Rico update, free movie in Wellington, Royal Palm

THINGS TO DO: Puerto Rico update, free movie in Wellington, Royal Palm

Learn about Puerto Rico recovery efforts: The Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host an event Thursday that includes a presentation on how the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation is taking steps to help law enforcement officers in Puerto Rico who were affected by Hurricane Maria. Networking begins at 6 p.m. and the presentation starts at 7 p.m. at Asador Patagonia, 675 Royal...
West Boca High students walk off campus in protest, march 10 miles south to Parkland 

West Boca High students walk off campus in protest, march 10 miles south to Parkland 

Hundreds of West Boca High School students walked off of campus this morning and thousands of students at other high school campuses held rallies or remembrances in honor of the 14 students and three adults shot dead last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The West Boca High students walked off of campus this morning and headed south to Parkland in a show of solidarity with Douglas High...
NEW: PBSO IDs two of three people killed on Belvedere Road

NEW: PBSO IDs two of three people killed on Belvedere Road

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has identified two of the three people who died Monday after a crash and a shooting on Belvedere Road in suburban West Palm Beach. Chauncey Christian, 21, and Jerry Dunois, 20, were killed in the noontime incident that closed traffic on both sides of Florida’s Turnpike for more than five hours. The third person who died was a juvenile whom the sheriff...
National Democratic committee to give Baer help in race against Mast

National Democratic committee to give Baer help in race against Mast

Palm Beach Gardens attorney Lauren Baer is among the candidates singled out by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to receive extra campaign support for meeting organizational and fundraising goals in the run up to this fall’s pivotal mid-term elections. Baer is taking on U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, the Palm City Republican who represents Florida District 18, which encompasses Martin,...
EXCLUSIVE: Husband of woman missing at sea facing homicide charge

EXCLUSIVE: Husband of woman missing at sea facing homicide charge

The husband of a suburban Delray Beach woman who vanished at sea since May is facing a second-degree homicide charge, his lawyer, Marc Shiner, confirmed Tuesday. Lewis Bennett, the husband of the missing Isabella Hellmann, had been scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Miami on charges related to coins stolen from a yacht in the Caribbean. He was sentenced to seven months in prison...
BREAKING: Boynton man killed in I-95 motorcycle crash in Lake Worth

BREAKING: Boynton man killed in I-95 motorcycle crash in Lake Worth

A Boynton Beach man is dead after crashing his motorcycle into a disabled vehicle late Monday on Interstate 95, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Frank Petagno, 46, was heading south on I-95 north of Sixth Avenue South shortly before 11 p.m. on his 2010 Kawasaki motorcycle. Authorities said two vehicles crashed in front of Petagno, and one of the vehicles was left disabled in the outside lane. Petagno...
Palm Beach auction: Items from the Hulitar estate to be sold Thursday

Palm Beach auction: Items from the Hulitar estate to be sold Thursday

The late Mary Hulitar and her late husband, Philip, were a gracious couple who lived in a gracious Palm Beach house and loved to entertain — graciously, of course, according to those who knew them. Their seaside home at 980 N. Ocean Blvd., which they bought in 1971, was a place where they hosted dinner parties and social gatherings for friends, with conversation as sparkling as the...
Which rock celebrity got a key to the city from West Palm Beach mayor?

Which rock celebrity got a key to the city from West Palm Beach mayor?

A lot of weird things have happened in city politics over the years in West Palm Beach. But this is still one of the weirdest: The day in February 2010 when then-mayor Lois Frankel gave a key to the city to Ozzy Osbourne. No, we don’t know exactly why. But it rocked. The Black Sabbath singer, reality TV star and the man who put the Ozz in Ozzfest was visiting Palm Beach County to sign copies...
Ron DeSantis: Enlist retired military, cops to prevent school shootings

Ron DeSantis: Enlist retired military, cops to prevent school shootings

U.S. Rep. and Republican governor candidate Ron DeSantis appearing on Fox Business Network with a West Palm Beach background behind him. U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Palm Coast, a candidate for Florida governor, says schools could enlist retired military and law enforcement officers to protect schools from mass shootings like last week’s massacre...
UPDATE: More than 1,000 students march on Boca Raton City Hall

UPDATE: More than 1,000 students march on Boca Raton City Hall

UPDATE, 2:20 p.m.: At least 1,000 students from Boca Raton High School, Boca Raton Middle School, Omni Middle School, Olympic Heights and West Boca Raton High School converged at Boca Raton City Hall to urge for gun control. Nicole Auchinleck, a 17-year-old at Boca Raton High, said she helped coordinate the massive rally using the social media app Snapchat.  “They’re underestimating...
Parkland shooting: CNN will air live town hall meeting from Sunrise

Parkland shooting: CNN will air live town hall meeting from Sunrise

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, parents and officials will participate in a nationally televised town hall meeting about gun control and the school shooting tonight from the BB&T Center. “Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action” will air live on CNN from 9-11 p.m. It will also be available on CNN.com. The event, closed to the general public, will be...
Sneaky ways to save money on your next road trip

Sneaky ways to save money on your next road trip

You hop in the car with a few friends or the family and a mere 1,000 miles later you're down $400 when you only intended to spend $150. What happened? Probably just a few overruns on the road trip budget. With a little effort, you'll find it's just as simple and sometimes even more pleasant to take a road trip that will save you hundreds. Credit Donkey shared the secret to saving money on road trips...
Don't try this at home: Top home repairs that aren't DIY

Don't try this at home: Top home repairs that aren't DIY

Everyone wants to feel self-sufficient, and even those with deep pockets find it's a good idea to stick to some kind of home maintenance budget. If you chuckled at the thought of having "deep pockets," you're probably even more concerned with controlling costs on the home front. But frugal isn't always better, even if you have monster DIY skills. "When it comes to doing your own home...
Caribbean eatery, Italian restaurant in PBC both cited for violations

Caribbean eatery, Italian restaurant in PBC both cited for violations

State inspectors temporarily closed restaurant Let’s Dish Caribbean Restaurant in West Palm Beach and Josie’s Ristorante & Pizzeria in Boynton Beach last week after citing them for sanitation violations. Both have re-opened. Let’s Dish Caribbean Restaurant, 5083 Okeechobee Blvd., was shut down Feb. 12 after a Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation inspector noted...
Michelle Obama praises 'Black Panther' on Twitter: 'I loved this movie'

Michelle Obama praises 'Black Panther' on Twitter: 'I loved this movie'

Former first lady Michelle Obama tweeted a shoutout Monday to the new Marvel superhero film, “Black Panther.” “Congrats to the entire #blackpanther team!” she tweeted. “Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen. I loved this movie and I know it will inspire people of all backgrounds to dig deep and find...
'I am not a crisis actor': Florida teens fire back at right-wing conspiracy theorists

'I am not a crisis actor': Florida teens fire back at right-wing conspiracy theorists

Welcome, Parkland shooting survivors, to the ugly world of politics in 2018. In the aftermath of last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, some of the most powerful testimonies have come from the teenagers who survived the rampage. They have repeatedly detailed their harrowing experience to national news networks, many calling for stricter gun control laws while decrying President Donald Trump...

Catalytic converter stolen from car’s engine

BOCA RATON POLICE VEHICLE BURGLARY Windows were smashed on vehicles parked in the 5100 block of Town Center Circle. One victim reported a wallet stolen. Someone entered an unlocked vehicle in the 5900 block of Town Bay Drive and removed a wallet left in plain view on the front passenger seat. A burglar stole a purse left under the front passenger seat and cash from the glove compartment of an unlocked...

Woman with suspended license is cited, drives away, gets arrested

PALM BEACH GARDENS POLICE THEFT A man and a woman entered a store in the 3100 block of Northlake Boulevard. Once inside the man selected a shopping basket and began loading it with various items including electronic grooming devices and body wash. He then walked out of the store with the woman without paying. The store’s manager was able to give police a detailed description of the couple and...
Library life

Library life

The authors are coming! The authors are coming! St. Lucie County’s annual Local Author Book Fair is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 17 at two branch libraries. Meet the authors, learn about their writing and maybe purchase a signed copy or two. Appearing at the Susan Broom Kilmer Branch Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce will be: Britt C. Anderson, John D. Brighton, Wendy Dwyer, Monique Goulet...

Concealed gun spotted as man, neighbor scuffle over parking spot

WEST PALM BEACH FRAUD A woman in the 400 block of South Mangonia Circle told police that someone stole and cashed her retirement check. She provided a copy of the check, which had a forged signature. AFFRAY Police were called to the area of Fourth Street and Sapodilla Avenue, where a fight had broken out. When officers arrived, people scattered. One casualty in the melee was a person who was pepper...
Library Life

Library Life

Tossing underwear in the library? Flinging tighty whities with abandon among the hallowed halls? That’s how the Hagen Ranch Road Branch library will celebrate author Dav Pilkey’s birthday. The Captain Underpants Party kicks off at 10:30 a.m. March 3 with games, crafts, snacks and lots of fun for readers 6 and older. Preregister for this event — it’s bound to be popular, judging...
Norton’s teen group to present Black History Family Day

Norton’s teen group to present Black History Family Day

The Norton Museum of Art is undergoing a major renovation, adding a sleek, more modern look and 59,000 square-feet of educational space, meeting rooms and an auditorium. When the doors open to the public on that expansion in February 2019, the Norton hopes to have added something of even greater value to the art community — youth. Art museums don’t tend to be the most exciting way to spend...
Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation

Eleven seminarians from the St. Vincent dePaul (SVDP) Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach competed in the 18th annual Father O’Malley Invitational Basketball Tournament in Illinois Jan. 26-28. After facing off against 16 other seminary teams from around the country and winning four consecutive games, SVDP took home the first championship trophy in school history, defeating Mundelein Seminary...
MILITARY NEWS

MILITARY NEWS

U.S. Air Force airmen Chris E. Bierley, Matthew L. Gambon and 1st Class Mykyta A. Ryzhkov graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. The airmen completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic...
LIBRARY LIFE: Mandel hosts free book and music festival

LIBRARY LIFE: Mandel hosts free book and music festival

The authors are coming! The authors are coming! BAM is a free book and music festival for all ages at the Mandel Public Library and throughout downtown West Palm Beach. The event takes place 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3 and includes author readings and book signings. Among those participating are Aaron Reynolds, Ibi Zoboi, Edwidge Danticat, Jeff Zenter and Tyler Whiteside. A special musical performance...
St. Lucie County Education Foundation honors educators at gala

St. Lucie County Education Foundation honors educators at gala

PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOLS THE WEISS SCHOOL An open house will begin at 8:15 a.m. Friday. RSVP to Pam Tripp at 561-209-2474 or ptripp@weissschool.org ALLAMANDA ELEMENTARY The school and the Kiwanis of North Palm Beach are co-sponsoring the third annual Strive Five for the Hive 5K Run, 3K Walk at 8 a.m. March 11 at The Gardens Mall. The first 300 registered participants will receive a dry-fit race shirt...
Scholarships to be awarded at Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year event

Scholarships to be awarded at Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year event

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County’s fourth annual Youth of the Year Dinner will be held at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan on Friday night. The organization selects seven teens to compete for the title of Palm Beach County’s Youth of the Year. Boys & Girls Clubs spokesman Ardis Jackson said it’s important to recognize the accomplishments of youth involved with...

Sports & Recreation

NORTHERN PALM BEACH COUNTY Palm Beach Soccer Academy will welcome more than 200 boys and girls youth soccer teams when it hosts the 11th annual Palm Beach Cup International Soccer Tournament May 11-13 in Palm Beach Gardens, with 315 games taking place at seven different locations, including The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Ages U9-U19 welcome, registration fees $595-$825, includes referee fees and...

County PTA/PTSA hosts presentation Tuesday on technology, child safety

BOCA RATON HIGH The Drama Department will present the romantic comedy “Sweet Charity” at 7 p.m. March 1-3, and 2 p.m. March 3-4. General-admission tickets are $10; VIP reserved seating is $15. A group rate for 20 or more is available at $9. For more information, call 561-338-1533 or go to www.bocadrama.com. BRIEFLY The Palm Beach County Youth Services Department is accepting applications...
Art comes natural to 3-D jewelry-maker

Art comes natural to 3-D jewelry-maker

MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: LAUREN VANARMAN, 40. For as long as she can remember, Lauren VanArman has been an artist. Even as a little girl, the Lake Worth resident would spend her free time experimenting with beads and wire, shaping jewelry pieces in her bedroom that her friends likely envied. She liked combining colors and enjoyed the challenge of making her own clasps and hooks. Today, those types of things...
Saint Juliana Catholic School math students score high in competition

Saint Juliana Catholic School math students score high in competition

SAINT JULIANA CATHOLIC SCHOOL Students recently participated in the Perennial Math Tournament hosted by The Weiss School in Palm Beach Gardens. Sixth-grader Michael O’Donnell placed third in his age group. Eighth-grader Maxson Hernandez-Trujillo placed second and eighth-grader Christopher Tarafa placed first in their age group. In the team division, one Shamrocks sixth-grade team placed third...
Unicorn Children’s Foundation: Aims to empower special needs children

Unicorn Children’s Foundation: Aims to empower special needs children

What Does the Unicorn Children’s Foundation Do? Connects the community to resources Advocates for inclusive opportunities Respects differences Empowers individuals Supports success How does your agency benefit the community? Unicorn Children’s Foundation provides education, awareness and funding opportunities...
Queen Elizabeth surrounded by fashion royalty at her first London runway show

Queen Elizabeth surrounded by fashion royalty at her first London runway show

This year’s London Fashion Week ended with the biggest name in fashion meeting the biggest name in London. >> Read more trending news  Queen Elizabeth II made quite the splash Tuesday as she sat next to Vogue’s infamous editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in the queen’s historic appearance at a fashion show. Her Majesty came dressed to impress in a pastel blue coat and jacket...
These are the records 'Black Panther' has smashed so far

These are the records 'Black Panther' has smashed so far

“Black Panther” has taken theaters by storm, breaking box office goals.  Over the Presidents Day weekend, the Marvel flick made a whopping $242 million, much more than the $150 million predicted.  >> Read more trending news  That wasn’t the only success the film saw. It also made history for Marvel, on social media and beyond. Here’s a list...
West Boca students walk 12 miles to Douglas: ‘We had to do something’

West Boca students walk 12 miles to Douglas: ‘We had to do something’

For 17 minutes at West Boca Raton High School on Tuesday, the campus fell silent to honor 17 killed in a high school shooting 10 miles away. But within seconds, the halls were consumed by the roaring sound of students leaving in droves and chanting in support of fallen classmates. About 90 percent of West Boca High’s students walked out Tuesday, hundreds of them making the roughly 12 mile, four-hour...
Local businesses host fundraisers, blood drives for Parkland victims

Local businesses host fundraisers, blood drives for Parkland victims

Across Palm Beach County, people are doing what they can to help the Parkland Shooting victims whether it’s by donating to the GoFundMe page, which already raised $1.7 million, or donating blood. Now, local businesses are getting involved, too. Last week, Premier Family Health and Wellness in Wellington held a blood drive where more than 100 people showed up and 88 pints of blood were collected...
Missing Uber, Lyft driver found at LA hospital

Missing Uber, Lyft driver found at LA hospital

A California man who worked for two ride sharing services and had been missing for more than a week was found Monday night in a Los Angeles hospital, KABC reported.  Joshua Thiede, an Uber and Lyft driver, was last seen around 11:30 a.m. Feb. 11 in Los Angeles, KABC reported. The next day, his mother said a 911 call had been made from his home but the caller had hung up. On Monday,...
Officials: Woman started massive blaze after losing home in divorce

Officials: Woman started massive blaze after losing home in divorce

Authorities said a Georgia woman accused of setting a fire that spread to 19 houses started it in the house she lost in a divorce. Paulding County fire officials said Adrienne Satterly, 41, of Hiram, stacked a pile of mattresses in the living room of the home, on Rosemont Court in Hiram, early Sunday morning. She then lit the mattresses on fire and left the house with her two cats, fire officials...
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