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Have you seen this artist’s big ‘toys’ all over Palm Beach Gardens?
 Mark Fuller was at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens one day when he struck up a conversation with a stranger. “The person said, ‘What do you do?’ “I said, ‘I do public art.’ “‘Where?’” the stranger asked. “‘That one right there,’” Fuller said, pointing...

12:15 AM Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

Mark Fuller was at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens one day when he struck up a conversation with a stranger. “The person said, ‘What do you do?’ “I said, ‘I do public art.’ “‘Where?’” the stranger asked. “‘That one right there,’” Fuller said, pointing...
‘Saturday Night Fever’ at 40: Remember Palm Beach County’s discos, boogie nights?
 — “Night Fever,” The Bee Gees It was a riotous explosion of slinky dance rhythms and propulsive beats, accompanied by some of the most singular fashion horrors ever inflicted on the American public in the latter half of the 20th century. Forty years ago, we were all swept up in disco fever. We boogied. We hustled. We...

4:51 PM Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

— “Night Fever,” The Bee Gees It was a riotous explosion of slinky dance rhythms and propulsive beats, accompanied by some of the most singular fashion horrors ever inflicted on the American public in the latter half of the 20th century. Forty years ago, we were all swept up in disco fever. We boogied. We hustled. We...
What is that giant, four-ton sculpture going up on Donald Ross Road?
 Wondering what those eight giant, shiny interconnected orbs are all about outside the under-construction United Technologies building along Donald Ross Road? It’s a new stainless steel sculpture called “C2H6,” by public artist Mark Fuller. The art work is Fuller’s biggest outdoor project ever — it weighs four...

10:18 PM Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

Wondering what those eight giant, shiny interconnected orbs are all about outside the under-construction United Technologies building along Donald Ross Road? It’s a new stainless steel sculpture called “C2H6,” by public artist Mark Fuller. The art work is Fuller’s biggest outdoor project ever — it weighs four...
Photos: Remember when CityPlace area was ‘war zone’ of crime, crack?
 Crammed with high-rise condos and office towers, a hotel, performing arts mecca, convention center and retail complex, Okeechobee Boulevard is more than West Palm Beach’s gleaming, gateway entrance. It’s a visual statement of a city’s ambition. But 30 years ago, it was a road to nowhere. Shoppers now gamboling through...

11:15 AM Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

Crammed with high-rise condos and office towers, a hotel, performing arts mecca, convention center and retail complex, Okeechobee Boulevard is more than West Palm Beach’s gleaming, gateway entrance. It’s a visual statement of a city’s ambition. But 30 years ago, it was a road to nowhere. Shoppers now gamboling through...
What South Florida buildings made list of America’s coolest structures?
 A parking garage is America’s coolest building? Well, it’s not just any parking garage. Not when it’s in architecturally trendy Miami Beach. The Lincoln Road parking garage, as well as Miami Beach’s Raleigh Hotel, made Thrillist’s new list of America’s coolest buildings that you don’t know...

11:15 AM Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

A parking garage is America’s coolest building? Well, it’s not just any parking garage. Not when it’s in architecturally trendy Miami Beach. The Lincoln Road parking garage, as well as Miami Beach’s Raleigh Hotel, made Thrillist’s new list of America’s coolest buildings that you don’t know...
What Allman Brothers Band wife was in rehab in West Palm Beach?
 The wife of a founding member of the legendary Allman Brothers Band is currently serving 30 days in jail after doing rehab in West Palm Beach, according to a report in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Donna Betts, 62, the wife of guitarist Dickey Betts, went to jail on Oct. 3 after an incident in March in which she aimed a...

8:36 PM Monday, Oct. 09, 2017

The wife of a founding member of the legendary Allman Brothers Band is currently serving 30 days in jail after doing rehab in West Palm Beach, according to a report in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Donna Betts, 62, the wife of guitarist Dickey Betts, went to jail on Oct. 3 after an incident in March in which she aimed a...
PHOTOS: Happy birthday, Delray Beach! How Atlantic Avenue used to look
 Happy 106th birthday to Delray Beach, the Motown of Palm Beach County! Huh? A little explanation is needed: Today, Oct. 9, marks the date that the Delray settlement area, previously known as Linton, was incorporated as the Town of Delray. If you want to be a stickler about when it was incorporated as the Town of Delray Beach...

2:28 PM Monday, Oct. 09, 2017

Happy 106th birthday to Delray Beach, the Motown of Palm Beach County! Huh? A little explanation is needed: Today, Oct. 9, marks the date that the Delray settlement area, previously known as Linton, was incorporated as the Town of Delray. If you want to be a stickler about when it was incorporated as the Town of Delray Beach...
Lake Worth’s oldest living Playboy Playmate: Hefner made nudes beautiful
 To the world, Hugh Hefner was a bon vivant in a velvet bathrobe who created the “Playboy” lifestyle, full of beautiful women and tastefully hedonistic pleasures. To Neva Gilbert, the Lake Worth retiree who at age 88 is the oldest living Playmate centerfold, he was the man who kickstarted her career. “He never made...

4:10 PM Thursday, Sep. 28, 2017

To the world, Hugh Hefner was a bon vivant in a velvet bathrobe who created the “Playboy” lifestyle, full of beautiful women and tastefully hedonistic pleasures. To Neva Gilbert, the Lake Worth retiree who at age 88 is the oldest living Playmate centerfold, he was the man who kickstarted her career. “He never made...
What were the last words Billie Jean King said to Bobby Riggs?
 It’s not surprising that Bobby Riggs used to live in Palm Beach County. After all, it’s the place where  great hucksters come to dwell. And Riggs was one of the most colorful in modern sports. The late Wimbledon tennis champion and unrepentant “male chauvinist pig” is being rediscovered this month through ...

11:15 AM Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2017

It’s not surprising that Bobby Riggs used to live in Palm Beach County. After all, it’s the place where great hucksters come to dwell. And Riggs was one of the most colorful in modern sports. The late Wimbledon tennis champion and unrepentant “male chauvinist pig” is being rediscovered this month through ...
PHOTOS: Happy birthday, Boynton Beach! It used to look like this
 Happy 119th birthday to Nate’s town! Otherwise known as Boynton Beach, named after Civil War major and hotelier Nathan Boynton. The “Town of Boynton,” which later came to be known as Boynton Beach, was created on Sept. 26, 1898. To celebrate, we decided to pore through our photo archives and see how many of you...

11:00 AM Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017

Happy 119th birthday to Nate’s town! Otherwise known as Boynton Beach, named after Civil War major and hotelier Nathan Boynton. The “Town of Boynton,” which later came to be known as Boynton Beach, was created on Sept. 26, 1898. To celebrate, we decided to pore through our photo archives and see how many of you...
Celebrity history: F. Scott Fitzgerald stayed in Palm Beach in 1938
In January 1938, F. Scott Fitzgerald sat down with a reporter from The Palm Beach Post and explained his dilemma:
Should he spend his last day of Florida vacation relaxing at The Breakers? Or should he fly down to Key West to see his old friend Ernest Hemingway?

11:30 AM Friday, Sep. 22, 2017

In January 1938, F. Scott Fitzgerald sat down with a reporter from The Palm Beach Post and explained his dilemma: Should he spend his last day of Florida vacation relaxing at The Breakers? Or should he fly down to Key West to see his old friend Ernest Hemingway?
Jake LaMotta dies: When ‘Raging Bull’ punched up Palm Beach County
 The late 1950s were not good years for boxer Jake LaMotta. As anybody who’s seen Martin Scorsese’s masterwork film “Raging Bull” can attest. In that 1980 film, Robert De Niro played the volatile middleweight champion from his brutal determination to win the crown in the ’40s to his disreputable fall...

5:13 PM Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2017

The late 1950s were not good years for boxer Jake LaMotta. As anybody who’s seen Martin Scorsese’s masterwork film “Raging Bull” can attest. In that 1980 film, Robert De Niro played the volatile middleweight champion from his brutal determination to win the crown in the ’40s to his disreputable fall...
President Trump can use ‘Rocket Man’ lyrics for more than Kim Jong Un
 Apparently, he’s not the man we think he is at home. Oh, no no no. Who figured that President Donald Trump, in his gold-plated Trump Tower aerie or in the private residence of the White House, was spinning Elton John tunes? Trump seemed more like a Tony Bennett/Billy Joel/Toby Keith kind of guy. After all, he invited Bennett and...

4:45 PM Tuesday, Sep. 19, 2017

Apparently, he’s not the man we think he is at home. Oh, no no no. Who figured that President Donald Trump, in his gold-plated Trump Tower aerie or in the private residence of the White House, was spinning Elton John tunes? Trump seemed more like a Tony Bennett/Billy Joel/Toby Keith kind of guy. After all, he invited Bennett and...
Adam West birthday: You’ve got to see most adorable Batman photo ever
 For Boomer kids who grew up in the ’60s, there was only one Batman: Adam West, who was born on this date. He played a not-so-Dark Knight on TV’s campy, iconic series, long before Michael Keaton, George Clooney or Ben Affleck donned the cape. But West, who died earlier this year at age 88, admitted that after the series ended,...

11:45 AM Tuesday, Sep. 19, 2017

For Boomer kids who grew up in the ’60s, there was only one Batman: Adam West, who was born on this date. He played a not-so-Dark Knight on TV’s campy, iconic series, long before Michael Keaton, George Clooney or Ben Affleck donned the cape. But West, who died earlier this year at age 88, admitted that after the series ended,...
Hurricane Irma: What will Florida’s Turnpike be like on the way back?
 It was around Hour 5 of the Irma Refugee Crisis when I started to worry about hallucinations. Ahead of me was an endless caravan of vehicles stretching north on Florida’s Turnpike, their red taillights glowing like a string of Christmas decorations in the dark. In the rear view mirror, my bleary eyes and pallid face resembled something...

2:46 PM Friday, Sep. 08, 2017

It was around Hour 5 of the Irma Refugee Crisis when I started to worry about hallucinations. Ahead of me was an endless caravan of vehicles stretching north on Florida’s Turnpike, their red taillights glowing like a string of Christmas decorations in the dark. In the rear view mirror, my bleary eyes and pallid face resembled something...
Serena Williams: Other celebrities had babies in West Palm Beach, too
 The Internet is buzzing over reports that tennis star Serena Williams has given birth to a child at St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach. The Palm Beach Gardens legend is not the only celebrity to have children here. And not the only one at St. Mary’s, which appears to be the go-to hospital for celebrity births. TIFFANY...

9:03 PM Friday, Sep. 01, 2017

The Internet is buzzing over reports that tennis star Serena Williams has given birth to a child at St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach. The Palm Beach Gardens legend is not the only celebrity to have children here. And not the only one at St. Mary’s, which appears to be the go-to hospital for celebrity births. TIFFANY...
Labor Day sales: You won’t believe these prices from 40 years ago
 While it’s supposed to be a day of rest from work, the Labor Day holiday often involves working to find a last-chance bargain in stores. For the fun of it, we decided to see what kind of deals were advertised in The Palm Beach Post on Labor Day 40 years ago — Sept. 5, 1977. Read ‘em and weep. Literally. You’ll never...

11:45 AM Friday, Sep. 01, 2017

While it’s supposed to be a day of rest from work, the Labor Day holiday often involves working to find a last-chance bargain in stores. For the fun of it, we decided to see what kind of deals were advertised in The Palm Beach Post on Labor Day 40 years ago — Sept. 5, 1977. Read ‘em and weep. Literally. You’ll never...
Flashback: When Tim Tebow’s name, photo first ran in Palm Beach Post
 Tebowmania is getting a reprise Friday when college football legend turned minor league baseball legend Tim Tebow returns to Roger Dean Stadium when his St. Lucie Mets play the Palm Beach Cardinals. It got us thinking: When was the first time Tebow’s name appeared in The Palm Beach Post? It wasn’t front-page news, that’s...

2:31 PM Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

Tebowmania is getting a reprise Friday when college football legend turned minor league baseball legend Tim Tebow returns to Roger Dean Stadium when his St. Lucie Mets play the Palm Beach Cardinals. It got us thinking: When was the first time Tebow’s name appeared in The Palm Beach Post? It wasn’t front-page news, that’s...
New study: Do millennials think classic movies are ‘boring’?
 One more thing millennials reportedly don’t like: classic movies. According to a report in the New York Post, a new study by Fye.com has found that less than 25 percent of millennials polled had seen a movie from the 1940s or 1950s in its entirety. It rises slightly — to a third — when it comes to the movies from the 1960s...

11:15 AM Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017

One more thing millennials reportedly don’t like: classic movies. According to a report in the New York Post, a new study by Fye.com has found that less than 25 percent of millennials polled had seen a movie from the 1940s or 1950s in its entirety. It rises slightly — to a third — when it comes to the movies from the 1960s...
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