Frank Cerabino

Metro columnist for The Post since 1991.

Latest from Frank Cerabino

20 warning signs that hints at the Trumpification of Disney World
 Over the weekend, a Donald Trump banner hung for a brief time in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida. The 10-foot-long “Re-Elect Trump 2020” banner was held up by two men and lowered over a railing at the Main Street train station until a security worker arrived. The banner’s owner and instigator, Dion Cini...

Posted: a minute ago

Over the weekend, a Donald Trump banner hung for a brief time in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida. The 10-foot-long “Re-Elect Trump 2020” banner was held up by two men and lowered over a railing at the Main Street train station until a security worker arrived. The banner’s owner and instigator, Dion Cini...
Cerabino: Florida cigarette thief gets 20 years; we get the bill
 Let us consider the sentencing of Robert Spellman Jr. Spellman, 48, was convicted this summer of stealing 10 cartons of cigarettes from the locked manager’s office at a Circle K convenience store in Pensacola. His thievery at full retail price was valued at $600. Friday, an Escambia County judge sentenced Spellman to 20 years in...

Posted: 22 hours ago

Let us consider the sentencing of Robert Spellman Jr. Spellman, 48, was convicted this summer of stealing 10 cartons of cigarettes from the locked manager’s office at a Circle K convenience store in Pensacola. His thievery at full retail price was valued at $600. Friday, an Escambia County judge sentenced Spellman to 20 years in...
We make fun of Canadians, but we’re the ones who created Florida Man
 Florida ought to charge an entertainment fee to the rest of the world. Seriously. Forget oranges. Our biggest export is weirdly entertaining news stories. This week, our gift is the story about a lumpy guy in Stuart who insists on doing his yard work in the nude. Oh no, he’s out there with his weed whacker again! Get a photo. The...

Posted: 3 days ago

Florida ought to charge an entertainment fee to the rest of the world. Seriously. Forget oranges. Our biggest export is weirdly entertaining news stories. This week, our gift is the story about a lumpy guy in Stuart who insists on doing his yard work in the nude. Oh no, he’s out there with his weed whacker again! Get a photo. The...
PBIA ranked below average in survey, behind an airport in Omaha? Huh?
 I have a bone to pick with a survey that found Palm Beach International Airport below average in the rankings of medium-sized airports. The J.D. Power 2018 North America Airport Satisfaction Survey put PBIA 14th in its listing of 22 airports. How can Palm Beach International be below average in satisfaction? Every time I go there, I feel...

Posted: 4 days ago

I have a bone to pick with a survey that found Palm Beach International Airport below average in the rankings of medium-sized airports. The J.D. Power 2018 North America Airport Satisfaction Survey put PBIA 14th in its listing of 22 airports. How can Palm Beach International be below average in satisfaction? Every time I go there, I feel...
Cerabino: Torn-jeans dress-code flap hard to bare for school parents
 I’m foolishly wading into a great controversy gripping our community. That is, whether it was right for Palm Beach County Mayor Melissa McKinlay’s daughter to be hauled out of her high school class for violating the dress code with a pair of jeans that had a wide rip at the right knee. The high-powered mom took to her Facebook...

Posted: 6 days ago

I’m foolishly wading into a great controversy gripping our community. That is, whether it was right for Palm Beach County Mayor Melissa McKinlay’s daughter to be hauled out of her high school class for violating the dress code with a pair of jeans that had a wide rip at the right knee. The high-powered mom took to her Facebook...
Cerabino: When it comes to Nike, Big Dog Ranch just does it wrong
 Colin Kaepernick ought to be a hero, not a villain, at the Big Dog Ranch Rescue in Loxahatchee Groves. Let me explain. Last week, Lauree Simmons, the president of the largest no-kill shelter in the Southeast, reacted to a Nike ad that supported the former NFL quarterback, who led the sideline kneeling protests during the playing of the...

Posted: 7 days ago

Colin Kaepernick ought to be a hero, not a villain, at the Big Dog Ranch Rescue in Loxahatchee Groves. Let me explain. Last week, Lauree Simmons, the president of the largest no-kill shelter in the Southeast, reacted to a Nike ad that supported the former NFL quarterback, who led the sideline kneeling protests during the playing of the...
Cerabino: Palm Beach County to join cutting edge ‘new date-night thing’
 I know what you’re thinking. “Frank, when is Palm Beach County going to get its first indoor ax-throwing center?” Soon, you Nordic culture fans. Soon. Joey Magee and his wife, Oshry, think it’s time to bring the “good organic fun” of throwing an ax to those locals who are looking for something new to do...

Posted: 10 days ago

I know what you’re thinking. “Frank, when is Palm Beach County going to get its first indoor ax-throwing center?” Soon, you Nordic culture fans. Soon. Joey Magee and his wife, Oshry, think it’s time to bring the “good organic fun” of throwing an ax to those locals who are looking for something new to do...
Cerabino: Another year, another chance for Hurricane Limbaugh to blow
 Hurricane season is another opportunity for Rush Limbaugh to make a fool of himself while bad-mouthing climate science. Last year, Limbaugh groused about being forced to evacuate Palm Beach as Hurricane Irma approached the Florida coast. “Unlike UFOs, which only land in trailer parks, hurricanes are always forecast to hit major population...

Posted: 11 days ago

Hurricane season is another opportunity for Rush Limbaugh to make a fool of himself while bad-mouthing climate science. Last year, Limbaugh groused about being forced to evacuate Palm Beach as Hurricane Irma approached the Florida coast. “Unlike UFOs, which only land in trailer parks, hurricanes are always forecast to hit major population...
Cerabino: Will Florida take high road by establishing marijuana banks?
 I’ve been trying to conceptualize a state-sponsored bank for marijuana providers in Florida. This started with Nicole “Nikki” Fried, who is running as the Democratic candidate for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture. Fried is a lawyer and medicinal marijuana lobbyist who has had a tough time dealing with traditional...

Posted: 13 days ago

I’ve been trying to conceptualize a state-sponsored bank for marijuana providers in Florida. This started with Nicole “Nikki” Fried, who is running as the Democratic candidate for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture. Fried is a lawyer and medicinal marijuana lobbyist who has had a tough time dealing with traditional...
Cerabino: Will God sign off on this PBC public school plan?
 The Palm Beach County School District came up with a great way to subvert a ridiculous state law. In the wake of the mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in February, state lawmakers were pressured to take some actions to make students safer. Out of that call for action came House Bill 839, a measure...

Posted: 14 days ago

The Palm Beach County School District came up with a great way to subvert a ridiculous state law. In the wake of the mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in February, state lawmakers were pressured to take some actions to make students safer. Out of that call for action came House Bill 839, a measure...
Cerabino: Florida needs more of Bondi’s off-the-job adventures
 I like it when Florida Attorney Gen. Pam Bondi is out auditioning for a new job. It’s a relief when she’s off the clock and out of pocket. Most recently, she’s been doing an ad for a Trump-friendly Super PAC that is urging people to call their U.S. senators to support the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for a seat...

Posted: 17 days ago

I like it when Florida Attorney Gen. Pam Bondi is out auditioning for a new job. It’s a relief when she’s off the clock and out of pocket. Most recently, she’s been doing an ad for a Trump-friendly Super PAC that is urging people to call their U.S. senators to support the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for a seat...