Jennifer Sorentrue

Jennifer Sorentrue covers Palm Beach County government.

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JUST IN: Brightline trains ‘nearly sold out’ for Miami opening weekend
 Tickets for Brightline’s first train trips to Miami this weekend are nearly sold out, and the company is bracing for large crowds at all of its south Florida stations. As of Thursday morning, tickets were still available on the 7 a.m. weekend trains departing West Palm Beach for the Miami station. There were also seats on the 9 p.m...

Posted: 3 days ago

Tickets for Brightline’s first train trips to Miami this weekend are nearly sold out, and the company is bracing for large crowds at all of its south Florida stations. As of Thursday morning, tickets were still available on the 7 a.m. weekend trains departing West Palm Beach for the Miami station. There were also seats on the 9 p.m...
West Palm hotel: 50 years of change on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
 The spring training baseball stadium on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard is long gone. So is the auditorium that once drew hundreds of thousands of event-goers a year to the busy corridor. But the roadside hotel that served both of those venues is thriving, even as other businesses along Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard have faltered...

Posted: 4 days ago

The spring training baseball stadium on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard is long gone. So is the auditorium that once drew hundreds of thousands of event-goers a year to the busy corridor. But the roadside hotel that served both of those venues is thriving, even as other businesses along Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard have faltered...
Fun and free things to do with kids in Palm Beach County this weekend
 There are so many amazing and COMPLETELY FREE things to do with your kids in Palm Beach County this weekend.  Here are our picks for the best events. To get this weekly listing delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our Palm Beach Parenting Newsletter by clicking HERE.  Where: Ocean Avenue Amphitheatre, ...

Posted: 4 days ago

There are so many amazing and COMPLETELY FREE things to do with your kids in Palm Beach County this weekend.  Here are our picks for the best events. To get this weekly listing delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our Palm Beach Parenting Newsletter by clicking HERE.  Where: Ocean Avenue Amphitheatre, ...
Sound of silence: Brightline tiptoes through West Palm’s quiet zones
 A freight train rolled through West Palm Beach early Tuesday morning without blasting its horn, bringing an unfamiliar quiet to the neighborhoods surrounding the Florida East Coast Railway tracks. For decades, city residents have endured the ear-piercing horns as locomotives pass through dozens of rail crossings along the FEC line. But for...

Posted: 4 days ago

A freight train rolled through West Palm Beach early Tuesday morning without blasting its horn, bringing an unfamiliar quiet to the neighborhoods surrounding the Florida East Coast Railway tracks. For decades, city residents have endured the ear-piercing horns as locomotives pass through dozens of rail crossings along the FEC line. But for...
Brightline, Lyft announce new partnership as Miami launch nears
 As Brightline prepares for the opening of its Miami station this weekend, the ride-sharing service Lyft announced it has inked an exclusive partnership with the private-rail company to help get travelers to their final destinations. As part of the deal, Lyft will have designated pick-up and drop-off zones at each of Brightline&rsquo...

Posted: 5 days ago

As Brightline prepares for the opening of its Miami station this weekend, the ride-sharing service Lyft announced it has inked an exclusive partnership with the private-rail company to help get travelers to their final destinations. As part of the deal, Lyft will have designated pick-up and drop-off zones at each of Brightline&rsquo...
JUST IN: Three new stores coming to Palm Beach Outlets
 Three new retailers are opening their doors at the Palm Beach Outlets on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, mall officials announced on Monday. - Kipling, a chain known for its handbags, backpacks, luggage, wallets, messenger bags and travel accessories, will open at the mall on Friday, May 18. The store will be located next to Tommy Hilfiger, near...

Posted: 5 days ago

Three new retailers are opening their doors at the Palm Beach Outlets on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, mall officials announced on Monday. - Kipling, a chain known for its handbags, backpacks, luggage, wallets, messenger bags and travel accessories, will open at the mall on Friday, May 18. The store will be located next to Tommy Hilfiger, near...
NEW: Brightline has big discounts for first West Palm-to-Miami weekend
 Brightline will start shuttling passengers to its station in downtown Miami on Saturday, May 19, with round-trip fares starting at $6 for its grand opening weekend — a price that is competitive with the cost of a Tri-Rail ticket. To mark the final phase of its South Florida launch, Brightline plans to slash its one-way ticket prices...

Posted: 9 days ago

Brightline will start shuttling passengers to its station in downtown Miami on Saturday, May 19, with round-trip fares starting at $6 for its grand opening weekend — a price that is competitive with the cost of a Tri-Rail ticket. To mark the final phase of its South Florida launch, Brightline plans to slash its one-way ticket prices...
Palm Beach Zoo wins county tourism’s Providencia Award
 Cute animals helped the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society win Palm Beach County’s top tourism prize Friday. The winner of the Providencia Award is determined by a public vote, and the zoo beat out two other finalists for the annual award. Zoo spokeswoman Naki Carter says it’s hard to vote against a collection...

Posted: 9 days ago

Cute animals helped the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society win Palm Beach County’s top tourism prize Friday. The winner of the Providencia Award is determined by a public vote, and the zoo beat out two other finalists for the annual award. Zoo spokeswoman Naki Carter says it’s hard to vote against a collection...
EXCLUSIVE: Marlins, Cards seek $100 million Roger Dean Stadium upgrade
 The Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals want Palm Beach County to help pay for a $100 million upgrade of their spring training stadium in Jupiter, a request that some tourism leaders say could threaten their ability to plan future projects that draw travelers to the area. Representatives from both teams appeared before the county&rsquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

The Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals want Palm Beach County to help pay for a $100 million upgrade of their spring training stadium in Jupiter, a request that some tourism leaders say could threaten their ability to plan future projects that draw travelers to the area. Representatives from both teams appeared before the county&rsquo...
Those blaring Brightline train horns will be silenced soon
 Train operators could stop blasting their horns along Brightline’s route through West Palm Beach as soon as Monday, a silence that could soon be extended to six other cities around the Florida East Coast Railway tracks, officials announced this week. Brightline has completed a series of safety upgrades needed to stop...

Posted: 10 days ago

Train operators could stop blasting their horns along Brightline’s route through West Palm Beach as soon as Monday, a silence that could soon be extended to six other cities around the Florida East Coast Railway tracks, officials announced this week. Brightline has completed a series of safety upgrades needed to stop...
PBC tourism leader works to attract more conventions
 Kelly Cavers is the senior vice president of group sales and destination services for Discover The Palm Beaches, the nonprofit group charged with promoting the county as a tourism hot spot for both leisure travelers and convention groups. Cavers and her team work with the sales staff at the Palm Beach County Convention Center to bring meetings...

Posted: 13 days ago

Kelly Cavers is the senior vice president of group sales and destination services for Discover The Palm Beaches, the nonprofit group charged with promoting the county as a tourism hot spot for both leisure travelers and convention groups. Cavers and her team work with the sales staff at the Palm Beach County Convention Center to bring meetings...