Sarah Peters

Sarah Peters covers Palm Beach Gardens for The Palm Beach Post.

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Here’s who’s in the running to buy Gardens property valued at $1.74M
 Three buyers are vying to take over six acres of city-owned property where the city once considered a rec center. RELATED: When will Congress Avenue extension open to relieve Northlake traffic? They are South African tennis pro Johan Kriek, Seacoast Utility Authority and the developer of commercial property to the south. RELATED: Why Gardens...

Posted: 15 hours ago

Three buyers are vying to take over six acres of city-owned property where the city once considered a rec center. RELATED: When will Congress Avenue extension open to relieve Northlake traffic? They are South African tennis pro Johan Kriek, Seacoast Utility Authority and the developer of commercial property to the south. RELATED: Why Gardens...
Henri Bendel closing stores, including Gardens and Boca
 A luxury retailer in The Gardens and Town Center malls will go dark as fashion brand Henri Bendel closes all of its 23 stores. RELATED: Gardens wooing luxury retailers Henri Bendel is known for its brown-and-white striped shopping bags and cute but stylish and sophisticated purses, wallets and accessories. The store at the Town Center Mall...

Posted: a day ago

A luxury retailer in The Gardens and Town Center malls will go dark as fashion brand Henri Bendel closes all of its 23 stores. RELATED: Gardens wooing luxury retailers Henri Bendel is known for its brown-and-white striped shopping bags and cute but stylish and sophisticated purses, wallets and accessories. The store at the Town Center Mall...
Popular Gardens restaurant is getting outdoor bar and fire pit
 A popular seafood restaurant on the city’s PGA Boulevard dining strip is getting an outdoor bar and fire pit, along with a new look. RELATED: The Cooper closes for kitchen repairs, to reopen this week The renovations at Spoto’s Oyster Bar — including floors, ceilings and lighting — should be finished by Thanksgiving...

Posted: 4 days ago

A popular seafood restaurant on the city’s PGA Boulevard dining strip is getting an outdoor bar and fire pit, along with a new look. RELATED: The Cooper closes for kitchen repairs, to reopen this week The renovations at Spoto’s Oyster Bar — including floors, ceilings and lighting — should be finished by Thanksgiving...
To do in Gardens: Friday night jazz, Gardens Got Talent show, Dwyer 5k
 MUSIC IN THE GARDENS A weekly Friday night live jazz series “Jazz in the Gardens” begins Friday with nationally known trumpeter Carle Wayne Vickers and New York-based pianist Mark Doyle. The concerts will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Friday at the PGA Arts Center, 4076 PGA Blvd. Tickets are $15 and include hors d’oeuvres...

Posted: 4 days ago

MUSIC IN THE GARDENS A weekly Friday night live jazz series “Jazz in the Gardens” begins Friday with nationally known trumpeter Carle Wayne Vickers and New York-based pianist Mark Doyle. The concerts will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Friday at the PGA Arts Center, 4076 PGA Blvd. Tickets are $15 and include hors d’oeuvres...
Teen athlete’s heart condition spurs heart walk, free EKGs in Gardens
 A Tequesta teen athlete and his family are pushing other parents to get their kids’ hearts checked to detect any conditions that could prove deadly before they take the field. RELATED: Nicklaus Hospital using $19,500 mannequin to prep for trauma patients Many people with the same hereditary heart disease as Aidan Hackett don’t...

Posted: 5 days ago

A Tequesta teen athlete and his family are pushing other parents to get their kids’ hearts checked to detect any conditions that could prove deadly before they take the field. RELATED: Nicklaus Hospital using $19,500 mannequin to prep for trauma patients Many people with the same hereditary heart disease as Aidan Hackett don’t...
Quiet trails, fishing to draw visitors to 13,000 wild acres in Gardens
 The county’s environmental guardians will transform a sprawling 13,000 acres off the Beeline Highway into a wild paradise where people can pass the time fishing, photographing nature or walking through the woods. Palm Beach County is adding a fishing pier, nature trail and observation tower to the Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area, which...

Posted: 7 days ago

The county’s environmental guardians will transform a sprawling 13,000 acres off the Beeline Highway into a wild paradise where people can pass the time fishing, photographing nature or walking through the woods. Palm Beach County is adding a fishing pier, nature trail and observation tower to the Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area, which...
Dormant plaza on U.S. 1 north of Gardens to see reboot with annexation
 Palm Beach Gardens officials are rolling out the welcome mat for new owners who plan to annex a vacant shopping center into the city so that they can rejuvenate it. 11940 Highway One Realty bought the former Carl’s Furniture Plaza from Bass Pro Shops for $7 million this spring and asked to join the city. The 5.7-acre property is on...

Posted: 8 days ago

Palm Beach Gardens officials are rolling out the welcome mat for new owners who plan to annex a vacant shopping center into the city so that they can rejuvenate it. 11940 Highway One Realty bought the former Carl’s Furniture Plaza from Bass Pro Shops for $7 million this spring and asked to join the city. The 5.7-acre property is on...
Surge in police body cam video brings need for more employees
 Body-worn cameras have been lauded for protecting minority communities and police alike, but adopting the technology has created a new wrinkle for law enforcement: keeping up with record requests for the footage. Anyone can request police body cam footage, although local police departments say it’s most commonly sought by attorneys...

Posted: 9 days ago

Body-worn cameras have been lauded for protecting minority communities and police alike, but adopting the technology has created a new wrinkle for law enforcement: keeping up with record requests for the footage. Anyone can request police body cam footage, although local police departments say it’s most commonly sought by attorneys...
Here’s what upscale stores are joining The Gardens Mall’s lineup
 The Gardens Mall is adding new stores to its directory in the coming months, and staples like Lilly Pulitzer and Tory Burch are undergoing changes of their own. Here are the plans for this fall and winter at the mall. RELATED: What’s changing at The Gardens Mall? A lot COMING ATTRACTIONS: Yvel — This 2,000-square foot luxury jewelry...

Posted: 12 days ago

The Gardens Mall is adding new stores to its directory in the coming months, and staples like Lilly Pulitzer and Tory Burch are undergoing changes of their own. Here are the plans for this fall and winter at the mall. RELATED: What’s changing at The Gardens Mall? A lot COMING ATTRACTIONS: Yvel — This 2,000-square foot luxury jewelry...
TO DO IN GARDENS: Cruisin’ Food Fest, ‘magical’ dinner, yard sale
 CRUISIN’ FOOD FEST The Cruisin’ Food Fest is back noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. There will be cool cars, live music, giveaways and a food truck invasion. Park admission is $5 per vehicle. RELATED: To do: Craft beer bash, open mic night, mom convention in Gardens ‘MAGICAL’ DINNER DOWNTOWN...

Posted: 12 days ago

CRUISIN’ FOOD FEST The Cruisin’ Food Fest is back noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. There will be cool cars, live music, giveaways and a food truck invasion. Park admission is $5 per vehicle. RELATED: To do: Craft beer bash, open mic night, mom convention in Gardens ‘MAGICAL’ DINNER DOWNTOWN...
Here’s how Seacoast plans to avoid boil water notices in future storms
 A northern Palm Beach County water supplier is changing its storm protocol after severe lightning and thunder triggered a power failure that caused a boil water notice for two days. RELATED: Boil water advisory lifted for Seacoast Utility customers The issue began about 5:30 a.m. Saturday and resulted in a boil water advisory for all Seacoast...

Posted: 13 days ago

A northern Palm Beach County water supplier is changing its storm protocol after severe lightning and thunder triggered a power failure that caused a boil water notice for two days. RELATED: Boil water advisory lifted for Seacoast Utility customers The issue began about 5:30 a.m. Saturday and resulted in a boil water advisory for all Seacoast...