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Palm Beach Gardens voters to get 3 ballot questions in August

Palm Beach Gardens voters to get 3 ballot questions in August

Palm Beach Gardens voters may have a sense of deja vu come August when they see similar questions on their ballots to those that appeared in March. Palm Beach Gardens is revisiting proposed changes to term limits and the city charter, after a judge tossed questions from the March ballot. The judge determined the questions were misleading after the ballots had been printed, and votes cast for them...
Allamanda student’s rare disorder inspires family to help others

Allamanda student’s rare disorder inspires family to help others

In many ways, Nevaeh Myers is a typical 9-year-old who loves coloring, reading and riding around her Tequesta neighborhood on her scooter. RELATED: From the operating room to the ballroom: Dancing on stage fulfills heart transplant recipient’s dreams But a sliver missing from her 22nd chromosome wreaked havoc on her heart when she was a baby. Her pediatrician detected a heart murmur at her 2-month-old...
THINGS TO DO: Italian feast in Gardens, North Palm clubhouse closing

THINGS TO DO: Italian feast in Gardens, North Palm clubhouse closing

CLUBHOUSE CLOSING CELEBRATION North Palm Beach is throwing a party for the closing of its 55-year-old clubhouse. Locals will gather to share memories and spend time with friends and neighbors 1 to 6 p.m. April 28 at the Village Clubhouse, 951 U.S. 1. RELATED: IN DEPTH: What’s driving spending on posh clubhouses in north county? The village will demolish the clubhouse in June to make way for...
Gardens to revisit tossed ballot question on term limits

Gardens to revisit tossed ballot question on term limits

After a judge tossed two Palm Beach Gardens ballot questions from the March election, saying they misled voters, officials want to put revised questions to voters in August. RELATED: Gardens will annex area west of Ibis; voters reset council term limits Like the discarded questions, the new ballot questions would update the city charter, allow the city council to serve an additional term in office...
Green markets guide: Find the best one near you in Palm Beach County

Green markets guide: Find the best one near you in Palm Beach County

What’s not to love about green market season? The markets provide fresh produce from area farms, artisanal goods, local plants, baked goods, gourmet foods and much more. Plus it’s a great time to just get outside and enjoy South Florida’s fall season.  Here’s info on some of our favorites around the county. Opens: Oct. 7, 2017 through April 21, 2018Hours: 9 a.m. to...
UTC announces 100 more jobs in Gardens at $115M technology showcase

UTC announces 100 more jobs in Gardens at $115M technology showcase

United Technologies will add another 100 jobs in Palm Beach Gardens by 2021, an executive announced at the opening for the company’s $115 million technology showcase off Donald Ross Road. The company also will give $500,000 for a new Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County Teen Center in Belle Glade, said Bob McDonough, president of UTC Climate, Controls & Security. The career readiness center...
Why is everybody in Palm Beach Gardens going crazy for this sport?

Why is everybody in Palm Beach Gardens going crazy for this sport?

Think pickleball is only for the Velcro shoes-and-Bengay set? That it’s reputation as a easy game for seniors makes it too tame for the CrossFit crowd? Eric Ah-Yuen understands. Not long ago, the former professional athlete turned athletic trainer held the same opinion about the racquet sport that’s booming in popularity among retirees. “I thought it was slow, like shuffleboard...
PBSC ordered to pay $2.7 million to woman injured in “horrific” fall

PBSC ordered to pay $2.7 million to woman injured in “horrific” fall

One minute, Dwella Nelson was dropping her 5-year-old daughter off in a dressing room outside a theater at the Palm Beach Gardens campus of Palm Beach State College, assuring the excited pre-schooler she would wow the crowd of parents gathered for the ballet recital there. The next minute, the aspiring cancer researcher and assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University was lying on the ground outside...
Woman who passed out in Gardens Publix bathroom saved by duo

Woman who passed out in Gardens Publix bathroom saved by duo

Kamilla Soares was sitting down for a manicure when an alert popped up on her phone that someone at the Publix next door needed CPR, and the newly minted paramedic rushed to help. Her actions and those of a Publix employee likely saved the life of the woman in her 30s who collapsed on the bathroom floor March 3. The woman has since been released from the hospital. It wasn’t clear to her rescuers...
This Gardens road will be down to one lane this weekend

This Gardens road will be down to one lane this weekend

Be prepared for delays when you’re running errands this weekend. Hood Road will have one lane closed, intermittently, between Woodmill Drive and Golden Eagle Circle April 5 through April 8. The lane closures will allow crews to install a new 24” raw water main, according to the city.  One lane will be open at all times, and flagmen will direct traffic in both directions. On Friday...
Concerts, food and wine? There’s plenty to do in Gardens

Concerts, food and wine? There’s plenty to do in Gardens

SQUADRON BOATING COURSE Taking the boat out for a cruise? Make sure you know what you’re doing. The Palm Beach Sail & Power Squadron’s safe boating course is this weekend at 1125 Old Dixie Highway, a half-mile south of Northlake Boulevard. The class from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a break for lunch, covers knowing your boat, fueling procedures, navigation rules, anchoring, emergencies and...
How a 1962 news clipping sheds light into Gardens church bell mystery

How a 1962 news clipping sheds light into Gardens church bell mystery

When the congregation of the First Baptist Church of Palm Beach Gardens lovingly resurrected an inoperative church bell from the 1800s, they knew little about its history. RELATED: Gardens 1800s church bell with mysterious history rings again An inscription was the only clue about bell’s past: “Margaretville Union Free School 1893.” Margaretville is a village of about 600 people...
NEW: How $350,000 will make Alternate A1A in Gardens look prettier

NEW: How $350,000 will make Alternate A1A in Gardens look prettier

Palm Beach Gardens is about to spend some major cash to make sure a busy road has the same luxuriant landscaping as the rest of the city. It will cost about $350,000 to beautify a 1.09-mile stretch of Alternate A1A from Burns Road to the southern border at the C-17 Canal, locally known as the Earman River. A $100,000 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation will pay for part of the work...
450 high-paying jobs, $115M state-of-art building unveiled in Gardens

450 high-paying jobs, $115M state-of-art building unveiled in Gardens

United Technologies’ new $115 million technology showcase will be publicly unveiled in Palm Beach Gardens on April 17. RELATED: Average salary for those working in this new Gardens building — $83,000 The Center for Intelligent Buildings on the south side of Donald Ross Road demonstrates how the company’s products and systems work together. UTC is hosting a grand opening for the center...
Jupiter’s DuBois Pioneer Home offers glimpse of life 100 years ago

Jupiter’s DuBois Pioneer Home offers glimpse of life 100 years ago

Visitors to the 1898-built DuBois Pioneer Home can get a view of how life was on the Jupiter Inlet more than 100 years ago. The home was built by Charlie Carlin, oldest son of Captain Charles Carlin of the Jupiter Inlet Lifesaving Station, with help from Harry DuBois and his father. Harry (1871-1924) fished commercially, salvaged items from shipwrecks, transported building materials to Henry...
Jupiter police officer completes 10-week FBI training program

Jupiter police officer completes 10-week FBI training program

Major Chris Smith, a Lake Worth native whose son Ryan is a police officer in Palm Beach Gardens, graduated from the FBI National Academy on March 16.. Smith, 45, joins a group made up of less than one percent of the country’s law enforcement officers who have completed the 10-week program in Quantico, Virginia. Smith’s class included about 240 officers from around the nation and countries...
Young adults with disabilities get $250 shopping spree in N. Palm Beach

Young adults with disabilities get $250 shopping spree in N. Palm Beach

Esther Philemon walked out of the fitting room wearing a white silk dress and struck a pose in front of the mirror. “I’ll take it,” she said. With that, she found her dress to wear to church on Easter Sunday. Philemon, 27, was one of six adults to go on a $250 shopping spree Thursday at Stein Mart in North Palm Beach. GL Homes footed their bills. All of the young adults are part...
Finding of WWII warship sends dead brother’s message to Jupiter woman

Finding of WWII warship sends dead brother’s message to Jupiter woman

When explorers found the wreckage of the USS Juneau at the bottom of the faraway South Pacific on St. Patrick’s Day this year, Jupiter resident Sarah Aston took the discovery as a birthday wish from Edward, her long-lost younger brother. Edward, 17, was among the 687 Navy sailors that perished after the Atlanta-class light cruiser was hit by a Japanese torpedo in 1942 during WWII. An aspiring...
Who can build the best robot? Palm Beach County students battle it out

Who can build the best robot? Palm Beach County students battle it out

A competition in West Palm Beach offers high school students a unique opportunity: Build a functional robot in six weeks. Royal Palm Beach High School’s Amped Up team is in its second year taking part in the tournament and has high hopes with a vision that its mechanical person will scoop up blocks and successfully hoist itself up. Their creation — outfitted with flywheels, gears, mechanical...
PBSO hopes new app, mental health focus cut risk of school shootings

PBSO hopes new app, mental health focus cut risk of school shootings

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw is leveraging technology to help prevent another mass shooting like the one in Parkland and articulating how his officers would respond differently if one were to occur. Recognizing that teens are always glued to their phones, Bradshaw said he asked the developer of PBSO’s cellphone application if the company could design something specifically for students...
How a Gardens grandmother, 93, is spearheading an anti-gun movement

How a Gardens grandmother, 93, is spearheading an anti-gun movement

Grandparents fired up about school safety after the Parkland shooting have found a way to show solidarity with teen protesters — even if their reliance on walkers prevents them from marching in the streets. RELATED: Is your school covered? New law hands PBC schools $6M for officers About a dozen grammies and pop-pops, nannies and pappies, omas and opas gathered in the community room of their...
Jupiter medical office building sells for $14.1M

Jupiter medical office building sells for $14.1M

A medical office building on Military Trail in Jupiter has sold for $14.1 million. The 31,000-square-foot, two-story structure is in front of the Barcelona apartments across from the U.S. Post Office. The price is about $450 per square foot. The Medical Group of South Florida Inc. is the major tenant in the building with about 100 employees. The seller, affiliated with The Medical Group of South Florida...
In North Palm Beach, check out these three quirky egg hunts

In North Palm Beach, check out these three quirky egg hunts

1. Egg hunts.North Palm Beach’s tradition of quirky egg hunts will continue. The underwater egg hunt for children 7 years old and older who can swim is 6 p.m. March 30 at the North Palm Beach Pool, 951 U.S. Highway 1. The flashlight egg hunt for children ages 8 to 12 years old is dusk, or about 8:15 p.m., March 30 at Anchorage Park, 603 Anchorage Drive. The flashlight hunt isn’t open...
NEW: What’s going on at Downtown at the Gardens in April?

NEW: What’s going on at Downtown at the Gardens in April?

It’s a busy season for fun at Downtown at the Gardens. The outdoor mall hosted a Spring Fling Saturday. The free party included an Easter egg hunt and family-friendly activities. A chalk artist, festive stilt walkers, DJ and strolling juggler entertained the several hundred people who attended. Several businesses had treats available for children as they strolled along the boulevard. Downtown...
‘Cancer is the worst,’ says North Palm boy, 6, who gets some help, love

‘Cancer is the worst,’ says North Palm boy, 6, who gets some help, love

Last April, Megan and Ryan Fogg heard the four words no parent wants to hear: “Your son has cancer.” RELATED: Jupiter woman fights cancer, becomes pen pals with supermodel Their spunky son, Drew, had been complaining that his cheek hurt and his arm was sore, so they took him to the pediatrician. What they thought might be growing pains or a simple ear infection turned out to be acute lymphoblastic...
Company promising ‘spectacular’ upscale wedding venue on Jupiter Inlet

Company promising ‘spectacular’ upscale wedding venue on Jupiter Inlet

The Pelican Club is starting to take shape on the Jupiter Inlet. The spot, formerly the Rustic Inn crab house, is expected to open in March 2019 as an upscale venue for weddings and other events. Yellow dumpsters are outside and a 6-foot-tall fence is around the building next to Jetty’s Waterfront restaurant. A building alteration permit has been submitted to the town, according to Jupiter records...
Surprise! After-school center founder gets 20th year celebration party

Surprise! After-school center founder gets 20th year celebration party

Edna Runner, executive director of the tutorial center in the Limestone Creek neighborhood, thinks she knows everything going on at the facility named in her honor. Not on March 19. About 120 friends, volunteers, students, board members, local officials and former teachers surprised Runner to mark 20 years that the South Carolina and longtime local children’s volunteer has worked at the Church...
In Jupiter: Turtle Trot registration open for May 5K race

In Jupiter: Turtle Trot registration open for May 5K race

1. Turtle Trot: Registration is open for the 28th annual Turtle Trot 5K Run, a 3-mile race along Jupiter beach starting at 7 a.m. on May 5. A free T-shirt is provided to all registered participants. The race is limited to 800 participants. All finishers get a medal for completing the 5K. Registration ends May 2. 2. Blowing Rocks Preserve: A sea grape path winds from hardwood hammock,...
NEW: Jupiter’s $3 million Cinquez Dog Park to open this summer

NEW: Jupiter’s $3 million Cinquez Dog Park to open this summer

The new Cinquez Park on Jupiter’s Indiantown Road is scheduled to open this summer. Besides a dog park — with separate areas for big dogs and little dogs — the $3 million plan calls for a playground, treehouse, natural area and walking paths for people. JUPITER READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly Jupiter newsletter here Dogs are required to be on a leash when they are in...
Jupiter Medical Center: We don’t want to merge with Cleveland Clinic

Jupiter Medical Center: We don’t want to merge with Cleveland Clinic

Jupiter Medical Center has no plans on becoming part of the Cleveland Clinic health system, which announced an agreement Thursday  with the Martin Health System in Stuart. “(JMC) is committed to remaining an independent, not-for-profit regional medical center. The medical center has all the essential attributes to remain independent. ..Rest assured, (JMC) will be here tomorrow...
Nick’s Tomatoe Pie gets gutted in Jupiter; Bolay restaurant to move in

Nick’s Tomatoe Pie gets gutted in Jupiter; Bolay restaurant to move in

The innards of Nick’s Tomato Pie, the iconic north county eatery on Indiantown Road that closed in August, are being gutted to be replaced by a Bolay restaurant. Bolay, a rapidly expanding fast-casual chain with several locations in Palm Beach County, has signed a lease to open in the spot previously occupied by Nick’s in the Sims Creek Plaza. The building is not being demolished...
Public discussion on schools planned Monday in Jupiter 

Public discussion on schools planned Monday in Jupiter 

Students, parents and others are scheduled to be invited to make comments and ask questions about local schools and education at a public discussion scheduled for Monday, Mar. 26 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Jupiter Community Center auditorium, 200 Military Tr. The event is planned to be hosted by Palm Beach County School District Commissioner Barbara McQuinn and Jupiter Councilman Ilan Kaufer. Both...
Is Jupiter’s Dog Beach too big? Why one official wants to shrink it

Is Jupiter’s Dog Beach too big? Why one official wants to shrink it

Is the 2½-mile stretch of Dog Beach — up there with the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse as one of Jupiter’s icons — too much sand and surf to devote for Dachshunds, Dalmatians and Doberman Pinschers?  Complaints are coming from local residents about dog waste and misbehaving pooches, said Vice Mayor Wayne Posner, who also owns a dog. It prompted Posner to suggest shrinking...
NEW: Jupiter getting Active Response System for police department

NEW: Jupiter getting Active Response System for police department

The Jupiter police department was approved for an Active Shooter Response system at Tuesday’s council meeting. ASR is a wireless “localized alert system” system that uses a combination of text, email and strobe alerts to notify 200 pre-selected officials of an active shooter incident. Sensors, keys or buttons are programmed for a specific location, such as town hall, the community...
Jupiter Vice Mayor: Dog Beach should be smaller

Jupiter Vice Mayor: Dog Beach should be smaller

Shrinking Dog Beach — up there with the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse as one of the town’s icons — was suggested by Vice Mayor Wayne Posner at Tuesday’s Town Council meeting. Complaints from local residents about dog waste and misbehaving pooches prompted the suggestion, said Posner, who owns a dog. Posner said he often visits the 2½ two-and-one-half mile stretch of...
Jupiter police to get Active Shooter Response system

Jupiter police to get Active Shooter Response system

About $37,000 from federal forfeiture funds for the Jupiter police department to set up an Active Shooter Response system was approved unanimously Tuesday night. “An active shooter incident is a traumatic and rapidly evolving situation. It requires prompt and professional response to limit death and injury to victims, as well as eliminate the threat posed by a mass murderer,” Police...
Final vote on Fisherman’s Wharf in Jupiter is postponed

Final vote on Fisherman’s Wharf in Jupiter is postponed

The Tuesday final vote on approval of Fisherman’s Wharf -- waterfront condominiums on the west side of the Intracoastal Waterway -- has been postponed.  JUPITER READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly Jupiter newsletter here   Planners asked for the postponement because Mayor Todd Wodraska will not be at the meeting. “We want the full...
Lighthouse Dragons make breast cancer survivors ‘one with the water’

Lighthouse Dragons make breast cancer survivors ‘one with the water’

“What the heck is that?” likely has been the thought from many boaters when they first spied the Lighthouse Dragons paddling on the Jupiter Inlet. “Thump, thump” comes the steady pound from the drummer seated high in the bow. In cadence to the beat, up to 20 paddlers stroke their oars. Steering is done by a person standing in the stern. A yellow-headed dragon — mouth...
Jupiter things to do: Classic car show at Harbourside Place

Jupiter things to do: Classic car show at Harbourside Place

Things to do in and around Jupiter: * Art in the Clouds is the subject of a one-hour class in creative drawing March 20, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Tequesta Public Library, 461 Old Dixie Highway. Pre-registration is required. A presentation by Marin Feijoo’ is titled “Cloud Sketching: Creative Drawing for Cloud Spotters and Daydreamers - Look Up!” The event is open to ages 12 and...
Brightline opponents to speak at Tuesday Jupiter town council meeting

Brightline opponents to speak at Tuesday Jupiter town council meeting

Members of Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida — a group that opposes Brightline’s northern expansion to Orlando — are scheduled to give a 12-minute presentation at Tuesday’s 7 p.m. Jupiter town council meeting. The meeting at Jupiter town hall is free and open to the public. READ: Treasure Coast counties file lawsuit to block Brightline bonds Brightline plans to operate...
Brightline opponents to speak at Jupiter town council on Tuesday 

Brightline opponents to speak at Jupiter town council on Tuesday 

Members of Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida — a group that opposes Brightline’s northern expansion to Orlando — are scheduled to give a 12-minute presentation at Tuesday’s 7 p.m. Jupiter town council meeting. The meeting at Jupiter town hall is free and open to the public. Brightline plans to operate 32 trains a day between Miami and Orlando. The trains...
History talk planned Saturday at Jupiter’s Riverbend Park

History talk planned Saturday at Jupiter’s Riverbend Park

Author/historian Donna Gruber Adair plans a discussion at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, on what was life like on the frontiers of 19th century America. The event at Loxahatchee River Battlefield/Riverbend Park is free and open to the public. Gruber plans to talk about the daily life of pioneers, including the creation of a simple loaf of bread, the preservation of food for the winter, the frontier...
Final vote Tuesday for Jupiter’s $1.3 million luxury waterfront condos

Final vote Tuesday for Jupiter’s $1.3 million luxury waterfront condos

More luxury waterfront condos — with a starting price of about $1.3 million — are up for a final vote at Tuesday’s council meeting. The tallest condominium for Fisherman’s Wharf would be about 64 feet, higher than the town code allowance of 40 feet. By comparison, the parking garage and hotel at Harbourside Place, across the Intracoastal Waterway from the proposed condos, is...
St. Patrick’s Day 2018: Celebrations in Palm Beach County

St. Patrick’s Day 2018: Celebrations in Palm Beach County

Grab your favorite green party favors, put on that fabulous green outfit and head to these fun parties, parades and events for St. Patrick’s Day!  St. Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a day to celebrate Irish culture on or around March 17. Here a list of ways to enjoy this holiday weekend: The parade will take place Friday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Lake...
Accused killer of 2 Jupiter paramedics has his court hearing rescheduled

Accused killer of 2 Jupiter paramedics has his court hearing rescheduled

A hearing today for Genaro De La Cruz Ajqui, the driver of a car Jupiter police say hit and killed two paramedics on Indiantown Road on June 1,  has been rescheduled to April 6. Lawyers for Ajqui have introduced a motion to have him declared incompetent to stand trial.    JUPITER READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly Jupiter newsletter here   Two physicians...
Palm Beach Gardens breaks ground on $11.2M park with soccer fields

Palm Beach Gardens breaks ground on $11.2M park with soccer fields

A new park with five lighted soccer fields and parking for 600 cars could help lure tourists and their dollars to northern Palm Beach County, officials said Thursday. RELATED: Coming soon to Palm Beach Gardens: New 50-acre park with sports fields Palm Beach Gardens has broken ground on the new, $11.2 million North County District Park, which the city is paying for with some of the $30 million it&rsquo...
Big news keeps landing quiet BallenIsles in national headlines

Big news keeps landing quiet BallenIsles in national headlines

BallenIsles — the quiet, gated, meticulously-landscaped community of high-end homes just east of Florida’s Turnpike — has had more than it’s share of national headlines in the past eight months. Tennis superstar and BallenIsles resident Venus Williams was involved in a car crash that led to the death of a 78-year-old Acreage man last June. Police cleared her, but the man&rsquo...
What did police know about teen in fatal BallenIsles stabbing? A lot.

What did police know about teen in fatal BallenIsles stabbing? A lot.

When Corey Johnson was 13, a fellow student at Independence Middle School in 2014 complained to school police that he was stalking her on Instagram and Snapchat, asking her for sex, taking her picture with his cell phone and posing disturbing questions, such as “Can you stab me for free?” A year later, Johnson’s outspoken hostility toward Jews and homosexuals and his claimed support...
How women of three faiths formed unlikely friendship in Gardens

How women of three faiths formed unlikely friendship in Gardens

Rizwana Khalid chalks her chance encounter with Christian and Jewish women up to fate. You may even call it an answer to prayer. The Muslim woman decided to go to a North Palm Beach mosque with her husband the same night a group from Oceanview Methodist Church visited the mosque. It was a last-minute decision that has led to lasting friendships. The Juno Beach Methodist church group’s reason...
Joe Namath Foundation to be co-beneficiary of Art New York VIP Preview

Joe Namath Foundation to be co-beneficiary of Art New York VIP Preview

The Joe Namath Foundation and the Hope for Depression Research Foundation will be co-beneficiaries of Art New York’s VIP Preview on May 3 in New York, Art New York announced Wednesday. Former NFL star quarterback Namath is a resident of Tequesta. The Joe Namath Neurological Center opened in 2014 at the Jupiter Medical Center. The facility is dedicated to searching for answers to help those suffering...
Where to party for St. Patty’s Day in Gardens; Hop along to Easter

Where to party for St. Patty’s Day in Gardens; Hop along to Easter

ST. PATTY’S DAY AT PADDY MAC’S Paddy Mac’s Irish Restaurant, 10971 Military Trail, will have an all-day St. Patrick’s Day party 11 a.m. until late Saturday. Guinness and corned beef and cabbage will be served under the tent. Come for your swag and prizes. RELATED: Cabbage grown in Palm Beach County is ready for St. Patrick’s Day The music schedule is as follows: In the...
And the winner is… MacArthur Park names its ‘environmental champion’

And the winner is… MacArthur Park names its ‘environmental champion’

An advisor to six governors and two presidents took home MacArthur Beach State Park’s Environmental Champion award at its NatureScaping Festival this month. RELATED: New $13,000 vehicle will get to MacArthur beach patients faster The park chose Nathaniel P. Reed to receive the honor, which goes to “one or more individuals who have made exceptional contributions toward the preservation...
Joe Namath Foundation to be co-beneficiary of ART New York VIP Preview

Joe Namath Foundation to be co-beneficiary of ART New York VIP Preview

The Joe Namath Foundation and the Hope for Depression Research Foundation will be co-beneficiaries of the art fair’s VIP Preview on May 3 in New York City,  Art New York announced on Wednesday. Former NFL star quarterback Namath is a resident of Tequesta.   The Joe Namath Neurological Center opened in 2014 in the Jupiter Medical Center. The JMC center is dedicated to...
Night movies outdoors at the Jupiter Lighthouse planned on April 14

Night movies outdoors at the Jupiter Lighthouse planned on April 14

Tickets are on sale for the waterfront Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum on April 14. Several international short films will be shown outdoors at the lighthouse on a big screen. Attendees should bring beach or lawn chairs and outdoor wear. Wine and beer, assorted beverages and snacks are planned, along with live music. Outside food and drinks and pets not permitted...
Gardens will annex area west of Ibis; voters reset council term limits

Gardens will annex area west of Ibis; voters reset council term limits

Palm Beach Gardens voters redefined how City Council members are elected and how they’re affected by term limits when they decided two ballot questions Tuesday. In a separate vote, residents of a 1,300-acre unincorporated pocket west of Ibis agreed to join the city through annexation. READ: Complete results for all races, referenda Palm Beach Gardens voters decided term-limited City Council...
UPDATE: Here’s how Gardens voters responded to ballot questions

UPDATE: Here’s how Gardens voters responded to ballot questions

Palm Beach Gardens voters said they support requiring term-limited council members to sit out for three years . With all precincts reporting, 60 percent of voters said they support the three-year sit-out. The city attorney has said the three-year sit-out will apply equally to everyone.  Currently, previous council members can never run again, but sitting and future council members could run after...
Power shift in Riviera: Botel trounces 10-year incumbent Pardo

Power shift in Riviera: Botel trounces 10-year incumbent Pardo

Challenger Julie Botel easily defeated 10-year incumbent Dawn Pardo, while City Council Chairwoman KaShamba Miller-Anderson fended off her challenger, Keith Golden by a wide margin in a race strongly affected by anger over the firing of popular Riviera Beach City Manager Jonathan Evans. Miller-Anderson — who supported Evans — handily beat Palm Beach fire battalion chief Golden, a newcomer...
Watch movies outdoors at the Jupiter Lighthouse on April 14

Watch movies outdoors at the Jupiter Lighthouse on April 14

Tickets are on sale for the waterfront Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum  on April 14. Several international short films will be shown outdoors at the lighthouse on a big screen. Attendees should bring beach or lawn chairs and outdoor wear. Wine and beer, assorted beverages and snacks are planned, along with live music. Outside food and drinks and pets...
Election Day 2018: How do I know if my polling place moved?

Election Day 2018: How do I know if my polling place moved?

It’s Election Day, and polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., so you have plenty of time to vote. Palm Beach Gardens voters will decide two ballot questions, residents of an unincorporated pocket will decide if they want to join the city and two North Palm Beach Village Council seats are up for grabs. A few of the polling places have changed, so here’s what you need to know before you go.: -The...
How do local paramedics stay safe in a mass shooting?

How do local paramedics stay safe in a mass shooting?

As Palm Beach Gardens officials lamented their inability to take steps to prevent another mass shooting, they moved to protect paramedics who are at risk of danger as they treat the wounded in such scenarios. RELATED: Palm Beach Gardens paramedics train for SWAT situations City Council voted earlier this month to spend $87,465 to outfit firefighter-paramedics with new ballistic helmets and vests because...
NEW: For $30, live music, bar and TVs aboard tiki boat in Jupiter

NEW: For $30, live music, bar and TVs aboard tiki boat in Jupiter

With two wide-screen TVs, a bar for beer and wine and hot running water in the bathroom, landscaper Tom D’Alessandro says the 45-foot aluminum catamaran he partly owns and rents out in Jupiter is a dream come true. “Landscaping is my blood. I’ll never quit. And I love boating. How blessed am I to do the two things I love?” said D’Alessandro, sitting on a bar stool on...
Artist paints 250-foot mural to bring attention to human trafficking

Artist paints 250-foot mural to bring attention to human trafficking

Local residents will get a chance in June to hear the details about a 250-foot-long mural being painted in downtown Stuart when the artist visits Jupiter in June to bring attention to the issue. JUPITER READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly Jupiter newsletter here The mural is designed to bring attention to the ongoing issue of sex trafficking. “This mural will be a beacon for people...
Four questions on Gardens ballot, but why will only two count?

Four questions on Gardens ballot, but why will only two count?

Palm Beach Gardens has no immediate plans to fight a judge’s decision to discard two of the four questions that will appear on Tuesday’s ballot. RELATED: Judge tosses half of Gardens ballot questions, but election will go on The ballots have already been printed, so voters will see all four questions, but only their votes for the last two will count. Poll workers are supposed to tell voters...
Here are the details of upcoming lane closures in Palm Beach Gardens

Here are the details of upcoming lane closures in Palm Beach Gardens

Work to replace 285 feet of drainage pipe on Gardens Parkway will cause a temporary inconvenience for drivers. Palm Beach Gardens and contractor D.S. Eakins will start the work on Monday. The project will require the westbound two left-turn lanes on Gardens Parkway to be closed at Alternate A1A. Only the right-turn lane for drivers going north onto Alternate A1A will be open, according to the...
Farmers Market open Sunday at El Sol in Jupiter 

Farmers Market open Sunday at El Sol in Jupiter 

"Spring Into Local and Fresh" is the theme for the next six weeks at the Jupiter Farmers Market at El Sol at the southwest corner of Military Trail and Indiantown Road in Jupiter.  The LighthouseArt Center plans to have a Kids Art Project March 18 and April 8.  The market provides space so kids can engage in a free food-oriented take-home art project. Farmers will also be available...
NEW: How the PGA of America helped Palm Beach Gardens grow up

NEW: How the PGA of America helped Palm Beach Gardens grow up

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus said it himself: The PGA of America helped make Palm Beach Gardens the thriving city it is today. RELATED: PGA ‘poised’ to leave Palm Beach Gardens for Texas And now the catalyst for growth may be leaving. The PGA of America — short for Professional Golfers’ Association of America — is readying to move to Frisco, Texas, where it has plans to...
Conflicting signals make crossing this Gardens intersection hazardous

Conflicting signals make crossing this Gardens intersection hazardous

Harrowing. That’s the one word I would use to describe my experience crossing PGA Boulevard and Military Trail on foot Wednesday. RELATED: Gardens police targeting PGA, Northlake to make walkers, bikers safer I did not jaywalk, nor did I cross against the walk signal. But here’s what makes getting across the street without getting run over so tricky: The walk signals tell pedestrians and...
6 Palm Beach Gardens places with ‘PGA’ in the name

6 Palm Beach Gardens places with ‘PGA’ in the name

The PGA of America is poised to leave Palm Beach Gardens for Texas, but it’s had an indelible impact on the city. Here are six places that have “PGA” in the name:  1. PGA National Resort & Spa -  John D. MacaArthur, a shrewd businessman and the father of Palm Beach Gardens, struck a deal with the PGA of America in 1962. He’d build two championship golf courses...
Gardens preschoolers make inspiring art to comfort shooting survivors

Gardens preschoolers make inspiring art to comfort shooting survivors

Two- and three-year-old children may be small, but they have a lot of love to give the survivors of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. RELATED: Students return to Marjory Douglas High: ‘We’re not going to be broken’ That was the message the children at the Barbara and Jack Kay Early Childhood Learning Center at the Mandel JCC sent to the high school...
NEW: Check out the Sunday Jazz brunch at Sandhill Crane in Gardens

NEW: Check out the Sunday Jazz brunch at Sandhill Crane in Gardens

Things to do this weekend in Palm Beach Gardens: 1. Interactive story time. This is story time like your children have never experienced it before. Author Suzanne Cotsakos and illustrator Ryan McCulloch will host an interactive story time with drawing demonstrations and book signing 11 a.m. Saturday at the Barnes & Noble in Legacy Place, 11380 Legacy Ave., in Palm Beach Gardens. They will share &ldquo...
BREAKING: PGA ‘poised’ to leave Palm Beach Gardens for Texas, reports say

BREAKING: PGA ‘poised’ to leave Palm Beach Gardens for Texas, reports say

The PGA of America, which helped to establish Palm Beach County as one of the nation’s top golfing locales, is “poised” to leave Palm Beach Gardens after half a century to move to Frisco, Texas, the website Golf.com is reporting, describing it as "a top-secret project nearly five years in the making."  The group — whose proper name...
Appeals court tosses Riviera man’s sentence in murder over bag of pot

Appeals court tosses Riviera man’s sentence in murder over bag of pot

A 22-year-old Riviera Beach man, serving 45 years in prison in connection with the 2012 shooting death of a Palm Springs teen over a bag of pot, won a chance on Wednesday for a new sentence. The case that ignited deep passions among both families must return to court because, in sentencing Tyrie Theophile for the murder of 17-year-old Jake Duchene, a judge erroneously said Theophile “pulled...
Bank on Military Trail gets first approval in Jupiter

Bank on Military Trail gets first approval in Jupiter

Construction of a First Citizens Bank at the Barcelona Jupiter Apartments residential and retail complex on Military Trail received tentative unanimous approval at Tuesday’s council meeting. A final town council vote is scheduled for April 3. JUPITER READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly Jupiter newsletter here The plan, on the west side of Military Trail across from the U.S. Post Office...
Spring Break 2018: Five best uncrowded beaches in Palm Beach County

Spring Break 2018: Five best uncrowded beaches in Palm Beach County

Headed to the beach for Spring Break? We found some of the best ones to enjoy without the usual crowds. Relax and have fun! Vital statistics: 15 acres, 600 feet of guarded beach, open sunrise to sunset Parking: Free The primary draw of this quiet beach – the county’s northernmost — is the snorkeling. With clear waters and multiple rock formations within wading distance...
New bank may be coming to Military Trail in Jupiter 

New bank may be coming to Military Trail in Jupiter 

Construction of a First Citizens Bank at the Barcelona Jupiter Apartments residential and retail complex on Military Trail received tentative unanimous approval at Tuesday’s council meeting. A final town council vote is scheduled for April 3. The plan on the west side of Military Trail across from the U.S. Post Office calls for building the two-story bank on a vacant one-acre section of the...
Juno Beach Pier may reopen Wednesday morning

Juno Beach Pier may reopen Wednesday morning

The Juno Beach Pier, closed to fishermen and visitors since Sunday from damage from waves that reached 15 feet, is expected to reopen Wednesday. Several wooden panels were knocked from the pier and the wood railings were damaged, causing Loggerhead Marinelife Center officials to close the pier. Most of the wood panels, which float, have been recovered. Officials are still seeking the missing panels...
After one bridge collapses, another needs repairs in North Palm Beach

After one bridge collapses, another needs repairs in North Palm Beach

When part of the U.S. 1 bridge north of Northlake Boulevard collapsed in October, the detour took thousands of drivers down Lighthouse Drive — and over another 60-year-old bridge that needs repairs. RELATED: No quick solutions after partial collapse of North Palm Beach brid ge collapse North Palm Beach Special Projects Director Chuck Huff said upcoming repair work on the bridge...
UPDATE: At least three people rescued from ocean off Singer Island

UPDATE: At least three people rescued from ocean off Singer Island

Jeff Serino could see it coming. He’s seen it before. As the lifelong surfer prepared to tackle a “big set” of crashing waves in the Atlantic Ocean off Singer Island, he noticed an older couple in ankle-deep water at the shore. Serino knew the illusion of calm was potentially deadly. And before he could act, “we saw the white water come and take (the) couple off their...
Dredging the Jupiter Inlet planned to start this week

Dredging the Jupiter Inlet planned to start this week

Jupiter Beach Park is getting wider, and the Jupiter Inlet is getting deeper. Dredging in the Jupiter Inlet is expected to start later this week to scoop about 60,000 cubic yards of sand — about 3,300 dump-truck loads — from the man-made lane for boaters in the inlet, called the sand trap. The lane at the bottom of the inlet, called the sand trap because it traps sand the current pulls...
Ideas needed on how to save Jupiter’s historic auditorium

Ideas needed on how to save Jupiter’s historic auditorium

Want to help restore the auditorium at the old Jupiter Elementary School on Loxahatchee Drive south of Indiantown Road in Jupiter? Staff, students and parents, community members, business partners and anyone else interested are invited to a meeting Wednesday, March 7 at 5 p.m. to help figure out ways to raise $2 million needed for the project. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, is...
NEW: Here’s when newly improved Gardens splash playground is opening

NEW: Here’s when newly improved Gardens splash playground is opening

Just in time for spring break, a long-awaited, revamped splash playground in Palm Beach Gardens will be ready for action. RELATED: Splash playground at Gardens pool to be renovated for $130K The Splash Zone by the pool on Burns Road will open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday March 17 with music, games, contests and prizes. Children 6 years old and younger can play on a spray pad and splash playground while...
Daughter of paramedic killed in Jupiter brings joy to other children

Daughter of paramedic killed in Jupiter brings joy to other children

Six-year-old Allison Besaw, whose father was one of the two paramedics killed on June 1 on Indiantown Road, is reaching out to other children who have lost a loved one. WANT MORE JUPITER NEWS?: Sign up for The Post’s weekly Jupiter newsletter here Hand2Paw Happiness, a non-profit organization launched by the blond-haired first-grader and her mother Dawn, brings together children about Allison&rsquo...
Jupiter High photography students participating in major art show

Jupiter High photography students participating in major art show

Jupiter Community High School junior Destiny Zuniga expects a big boost in confidence when she joins local high school photographers for a National Society of Arts and Letters master class taught by nationally-known photographers. “When I show my work it empowers me. My art work is pure. It is me,” said the Jupiter resident. This will be the first time Jupiter High students have participated...
Judge tosses half of Gardens ballot questions, but election will go on

Judge tosses half of Gardens ballot questions, but election will go on

A judge Friday threw out two of four Palm Beach Gardens ballot questions, saying they don’t adequately tell voters what they’re deciding. Voters will still decide on two changes to the city charter, which is comparable to the city’s constitution, when they head to the polls March 13. Those changes relate to how long a term-limited city council member must sit out before he or she...
New $13,000 vehicle will get to MacArthur beach patients faster

New $13,000 vehicle will get to MacArthur beach patients faster

When a beach-goer gets heat exhaustion or gashes a foot against the rocks at MacArthur Beach State Park, medics will be able to reach him or her much more quickly. RELATED: Fifth-graders get hands-on studying critters in state park’s waters The park has a new, $12,000 utility vehicle that paramedics or park staff can drive through a new crossover directly onto the beach, shaving off response...
Lawyer of accused killer of paramedics asks for incompetency ruling

Lawyer of accused killer of paramedics asks for incompetency ruling

Lawyers for Genaro De La Cruz Ajqui, the driver of a car Jupiter police say hit and killed two paramedics on Indiantown Road on June 1, have introduced a motion Friday to have him declared incompetent to stand trial. Two physicians determined the 39-year-old Jupiter resident is incompetent to stand trial. One of the physicians recommended that investigators listen to Ajqui’s phone calls from...
New top cop named in Tequesta 

New top cop named in Tequesta 

Gustavo Medina, a New Jersey native who began his law enforcement career as a corrections officer, has been named the new police chief in Tequesta. “I will emphasize training and technology. We need to be prepared for any type of situation,” said Medina, 43, who is a Lieutenant of Detectives at the Essex County New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office. The department investigates police...
Trump settles lawsuit with Jupiter golf club members for $5.4 million

Trump settles lawsuit with Jupiter golf club members for $5.4 million

Attorneys for President Donald Trump, who famously declared he doesn’t settle lawsuits, have agreed that the president’s company will pay $5.4 million to former members of Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter to end a long-running lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra, who last year ordered Trump’s company to pay former members $5.8 million in damages, signed off on the agreement...
Gardens feels helpless: Official didn’t know about gun show in town days after Douglas massacre

Gardens feels helpless: Official didn’t know about gun show in town days after Douglas massacre

Emotional Palm Beach Gardens City Council members expressed anger at their helplessness to restrict gun sales in the wake of the mass shooting two weeks ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Councilwoman Rachelle Litt said it’s an example of the effect of the state’s attack on home rule. She had no knowledge of a gun show at the Amara Shrine Temple days after the shooting...
Jupiter students plan moment of silence tonight at Harbourside for Marjory Stoneman  Douglas students 

Jupiter students plan moment of silence tonight at Harbourside for Marjory Stoneman  Douglas students 

The students at Jupiter’s Turtle River Montessori School are planning a moment of silence tonight, Thursday, at 7 p.m., in honor of the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The students plan to distribute tea light candles. The event is planned at the Harbourside Place amphitheater, on the northwest corner of Indiantown Road and U.S. 1 in Jupiter. The event is free and...
‘Architecture of Murder:’ Auschwitz blueprints make stop in Gardens

‘Architecture of Murder:’ Auschwitz blueprints make stop in Gardens

The bone-chilling blueprints for the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp are part of a traveling exhibit that’s at the Mandel JCC through today. The collection includes 29 documents, including details for expanding the Nazi camp in Poland with a crematorium and gas chamber. The Gross Family Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust brought the “Architecture of Murder: The Auschwitz-Birkenau...
Things to do: Boat safety class, classic rock in Gardens

Things to do: Boat safety class, classic rock in Gardens

BE SAFE ON THE WATER Palm Beach Power Squadron’s safe boating course is this weekend at 1125 Old Dixie Highway, a half-mile south of Northlake Boulevard. The class from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a break for lunch covers knowing your boat, fueling procedures, navigation rules, anchoring, emergencies and other topics. RELATED: Broken-hearted parents of missing teens busy pushing for safe boating...
New chickee hut almost done at Riverbend Park near Jupiter

New chickee hut almost done at Riverbend Park near Jupiter

The new 20-by-40-foot chickee hut at Riverbend Park/Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park is expected to be done in about a week, part of the county park’s $3 million renovation. The next step at the one-square-mile park on Indiantown Road will be the opening of a new concession stand where visitors can rent kayaks, bicycles and canoes. That is expected to be this summer. Several visitors...
NEW: Drone will allow PBSC students to explore untamed land and sea

NEW: Drone will allow PBSC students to explore untamed land and sea

Exploring swampy wetlands and monitoring coral reefs in the face of strong currents is about to get easier for Palm Beach State College environmental students. It’s all thanks to a drone, which is changing the way environmentalists do their work. Agencies and businesses are using the remote-controlled airplanes because they can cut down on field time, save money and reduce safety threats...
Prescribed burn planned today in Hobe Sound

Prescribed burn planned today in Hobe Sound

The Florida Forest Service, Okeechobee District plans a prescribed burn today to reduce the wildfire risk for the Tanah Keeta Scout Reservation. The prescribed burn will consist of approximately 80 acres of palmetto and grass vegetation along the south edge of Jonathan Dickenson State Park and on the Loxahatchee River. Prescribed fires are only conducted when weather parameters are suitable. ...
U.S. Supreme Court chief justice calls Fane Lozman’s arrest ‘chilling’

U.S. Supreme Court chief justice calls Fane Lozman’s arrest ‘chilling’

With U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts saying it was “chilling” to watch a video of Fane Lozman being led out of a 2006 Riviera Beach city council meeting in handcuffs, the high court on Tuesday may have signalled a willingness to make sure Americans’ right to speak freely at public meetings isn’t compromised. But while Roberts and other justices voiced dismay...
Parkland sheriff district chief could be top cop in Tequesta

Parkland sheriff district chief could be top cop in Tequesta

Janice Jordan, the district chief for Parkland for the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, is one of three finalists to be the new police chief in the village. Jordan, 49, applied for the Tequesta position in January, about six weeks prior to the shooting that resulted in the deaths of 17 persons at Margory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14. PARKLAND SHOOTING: Full coverage Parkland, like...
First stores to open next month at Hobe Sound Station

First stores to open next month at Hobe Sound Station

The developer building Hobe Sound Station, which he says will bring “a stylish retail/restaurant center with the feel of Worth Avenue” to a desolate section of U.S. 1, plans to open the first stores in March. “Everything is on target,” said John Doyle, who is building the $7 million center about 1 mile north of Bridge Road on the east side of U.S. 1. He expects Hobe Sound Station...
Sea turtle nesting season starts Thursday

Sea turtle nesting season starts Thursday

Sea turtle nesting season begins Thursday, and experts are hoping for another record-setting eight months on north county beaches. “This is our best year to date since monitoring programs began,” Dr. Justin Perrault, associate director of research at LMC in Juno Beach told The Palm Beach Post when last year’s season ended Oct. 31. “The numbers show that conservation efforts...
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