Sarah Peters

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

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Here’s what Palm Beach State plans to do with beloved Gardens preschool
 When Palm Beach State College announced an unpopular plan to close a preschool on its Palm Beach Gardens campus, the college’s leaders said they had no choice. RELATED: Parents persuade college to postpone closing beloved Gardens school The school, the Center for Early Learning, was costing too much money to operate, and they desperately...

Posted: 19 hours ago

When Palm Beach State College announced an unpopular plan to close a preschool on its Palm Beach Gardens campus, the college’s leaders said they had no choice. RELATED: Parents persuade college to postpone closing beloved Gardens school The school, the Center for Early Learning, was costing too much money to operate, and they desperately...
How a ‘scrappy’ fighter pilot from Gardens made history in 1958
 Howard “Scrappy” Johnson is the stuff legends are made of. The 98-year-old retired Air Force colonel is among the dwindling number of vets from his generation left to tell their stories. His claim to fame is setting the world altitude record in 1958 by flying to 91,249 feet in an F-104 Starfighter. He’s clocked 7,000 hours...

Posted: 3 days ago

Howard “Scrappy” Johnson is the stuff legends are made of. The 98-year-old retired Air Force colonel is among the dwindling number of vets from his generation left to tell their stories. His claim to fame is setting the world altitude record in 1958 by flying to 91,249 feet in an F-104 Starfighter. He’s clocked 7,000 hours...
Yoga, wine and a troubadour: 3 things to do in Gardens
 MIDWEEK MEDITATION Learn to quiet your mind using gentle breath and body movements at the “Namaste at The Gardens” pop-up on the lower level near the Grand Court of The Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd., 9 to 10 a.m. every Wednesday through July 25. RELATED: New stores, expansions and renovations coming to The Gardens Mall Yoga instructor...

Posted: 3 days ago

MIDWEEK MEDITATION Learn to quiet your mind using gentle breath and body movements at the “Namaste at The Gardens” pop-up on the lower level near the Grand Court of The Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd., 9 to 10 a.m. every Wednesday through July 25. RELATED: New stores, expansions and renovations coming to The Gardens Mall Yoga instructor...
Here’s why North Palm nixed July Fourth fireworks this year
 The village’s traditional Fourth of July fireworks celebration is canceled this year because of renovations at the golf course and country club. RELATED: North Palm picks new clubhouse restaurant operator after Luger debacle The fireworks over the Intracoastal Waterway typically draw a large crowd of people who watch them from the country...

Posted: 6 days ago

The village’s traditional Fourth of July fireworks celebration is canceled this year because of renovations at the golf course and country club. RELATED: North Palm picks new clubhouse restaurant operator after Luger debacle The fireworks over the Intracoastal Waterway typically draw a large crowd of people who watch them from the country...
Here's why North Palm nixed July Fourth fireworks this year
 The village’s traditional Fourth of July fireworks celebration is canceled this year because of renovations at the golf course and country club. The fireworks over the Intracoastal Waterway typically draw a large crowd of people who watch them from the country club lawn and golf course. Some people also gathered in the parking lots...

Posted: 6 days ago

The village’s traditional Fourth of July fireworks celebration is canceled this year because of renovations at the golf course and country club. The fireworks over the Intracoastal Waterway typically draw a large crowd of people who watch them from the country club lawn and golf course. Some people also gathered in the parking lots...
How a new train station could transform PGA Boulevard redevelopment
 City officials should capitalize on a future Tri-Rail station by targeting development of office space, hotels and new housing for millennials around it, a planning expert says. RELATED: Tri-Rail Station likely coming to Gardens, but where will it go? The Tri-Rail station will sit near the Florida East Coast tracks at PGA Boulevard and Alternate...

Posted: 9 days ago

City officials should capitalize on a future Tri-Rail station by targeting development of office space, hotels and new housing for millennials around it, a planning expert says. RELATED: Tri-Rail Station likely coming to Gardens, but where will it go? The Tri-Rail station will sit near the Florida East Coast tracks at PGA Boulevard and Alternate...
How golf in Gardens is helping veterans cope with scourges of war
 For veterans haunted by memories of war, a few hours on the golf course can transform days of isolation and flashbacks into afternoons of cheers and companionship. RELATED: Student veterans at Gardens college unite to end 22-a-day suicide rate The PGA HOPE program teaches veterans, many of whom are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder...

Posted: 9 days ago

For veterans haunted by memories of war, a few hours on the golf course can transform days of isolation and flashbacks into afternoons of cheers and companionship. RELATED: Student veterans at Gardens college unite to end 22-a-day suicide rate The PGA HOPE program teaches veterans, many of whom are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder...
THINGS TO DO: Tromp through the swamp; a day for the dogs in Gardens
 STORY TIME WITH DAD Bring dad to story time at the Barnes & Noble in Legacy Place for a special Father’s Day story time featuring “With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family” by Jo Witek. The children’s story time is 11 a.m. June 16 at the bookstore, 11380 Legacy Ave. Activities will follow the book reading. READ: Kids...

Posted: 10 days ago

STORY TIME WITH DAD Bring dad to story time at the Barnes & Noble in Legacy Place for a special Father’s Day story time featuring “With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family” by Jo Witek. The children’s story time is 11 a.m. June 16 at the bookstore, 11380 Legacy Ave. Activities will follow the book reading. READ: Kids...
These 3 activities will keep kids busy in Gardens this summer
 Now that school is out and summer is in session, it’s time to find some boredom busters for the kiddos at home. WEEKEND FUN: 5 great weekend walks in Palm Beach County Here are a few options in and around Palm Beach Gardens: RELATED: Gardens newly-improved splash playground is opening Picnic at the pool - Spending the day at the pool...

Posted: 10 days ago

Now that school is out and summer is in session, it’s time to find some boredom busters for the kiddos at home. WEEKEND FUN: 5 great weekend walks in Palm Beach County Here are a few options in and around Palm Beach Gardens: RELATED: Gardens newly-improved splash playground is opening Picnic at the pool - Spending the day at the pool...
Why this community on Northlake Boulevard is demanding a turn lane
 Residents of a recently-annexed Palm Beach Gardens community want the county to build a turn lane into their subdivision, but are they willing to pay for it? RELATED: Would joining Palm Beach Gardens help two communities in long run? Several homeowners from Osprey Isles, which Palm Beach Gardens annexed along with Carleton Oaks in 2017, asked...

Posted: 10 days ago

Residents of a recently-annexed Palm Beach Gardens community want the county to build a turn lane into their subdivision, but are they willing to pay for it? RELATED: Would joining Palm Beach Gardens help two communities in long run? Several homeowners from Osprey Isles, which Palm Beach Gardens annexed along with Carleton Oaks in 2017, asked...
Why Gardens cops will police elementary schools in new school year
 Palm Beach Gardens’ city manager is enthusiastic about policing the city’s elementary schools for a year or two — possibly longer — even as the sheriff’s office and school district squabble over coverage for elementary schools in unincorporated pockets of the county. RELATED: City cops will patrol dozens of PBC...

Posted: 12 days ago

Palm Beach Gardens’ city manager is enthusiastic about policing the city’s elementary schools for a year or two — possibly longer — even as the sheriff’s office and school district squabble over coverage for elementary schools in unincorporated pockets of the county. RELATED: City cops will patrol dozens of PBC...