Ryan DiPentima

Ryan DiPentima is a Social Content Producer for The Palm Beach Post. Before joining The Post, Ryan covered high school football for the Orlando Sentinel and did freelance work for Insight Magazine of East Orlando.

Latest from Ryan DiPentima

NEW: Lake Worth becomes second city in county with railroad quiet zone
 The horn-blaring along the FEC line train tracks in Lake Worth went silent at 11:59 p.m., Monday. Lake Worth issued a notice of intent for a quiet zone on Nov. 24, 2015, and Monday’s approval and announcement by Mayor Palm Triolo means that Brightline and other trains using the FEC tracks in the city will sound horns only to notify...

Posted: a day ago

The horn-blaring along the FEC line train tracks in Lake Worth went silent at 11:59 p.m., Monday. Lake Worth issued a notice of intent for a quiet zone on Nov. 24, 2015, and Monday’s approval and announcement by Mayor Palm Triolo means that Brightline and other trains using the FEC tracks in the city will sound horns only to notify...
NEW: Woman gets jury summons for her deceased brother of 14 years
 A suburban Lake Worth woman was perplexed as to why she received a jury duty summons in the mail requesting that her brother serve May 4, 2018. Her brother has been dead 14 years. When Serafina Sprague explained to the Palm Beach County Clerk and Comptroller’s Office that her brother, Peter DiBenedetto, died at Bethesda Hospital 14...

Posted: a day ago

A suburban Lake Worth woman was perplexed as to why she received a jury duty summons in the mail requesting that her brother serve May 4, 2018. Her brother has been dead 14 years. When Serafina Sprague explained to the Palm Beach County Clerk and Comptroller’s Office that her brother, Peter DiBenedetto, died at Bethesda Hospital 14...
Young people with autism gain tech skill — and more — at Code Camp in Boca
 In a conference room, tucked away in the corner of a sixth-floor workspace in Boca Raton, a group of students on the autism spectrum were hard at work alongside a team of mentors analyzing data, identifying trends and creating visualizations of their findings. The activity, which mimicked collaborative efforts commonly found in workplaces...

Posted: 5 days ago

In a conference room, tucked away in the corner of a sixth-floor workspace in Boca Raton, a group of students on the autism spectrum were hard at work alongside a team of mentors analyzing data, identifying trends and creating visualizations of their findings. The activity, which mimicked collaborative efforts commonly found in workplaces...
Lake Worth woman killed by lightning strike in Parkland, 2 injured  
 A Lake Worth woman was killed and two others inured by a lightning strike Wednesday afternoon as storms supercharged by a ribbon of tropical moisture exploded across South Florida. The woman, 53-year-old Maria Francisco Pascual, died at the scene of the strike, which occurred at about 2 p.m. at C.W. Hendrix Farms in Parkland, just...

Posted: 6 days ago

A Lake Worth woman was killed and two others inured by a lightning strike Wednesday afternoon as storms supercharged by a ribbon of tropical moisture exploded across South Florida. The woman, 53-year-old Maria Francisco Pascual, died at the scene of the strike, which occurred at about 2 p.m. at C.W. Hendrix Farms in Parkland, just...
Roaches, rodent droppings force temporary closure of Delray restaurant
 A Delray Beach restaurant was forced to temporarily close after a May 10 inspection found unsatisfactory conditions. Michel Caribbean Restaurant, 1561 S. Congress Ave., was temporarily shut down because rodent and roach activity were evident. Inspectors found gnaw marks made from rodents on to-go containers and cups, 20 fresh rodent droppings...

Posted: 6 days ago

A Delray Beach restaurant was forced to temporarily close after a May 10 inspection found unsatisfactory conditions. Michel Caribbean Restaurant, 1561 S. Congress Ave., was temporarily shut down because rodent and roach activity were evident. Inspectors found gnaw marks made from rodents on to-go containers and cups, 20 fresh rodent droppings...
Come On Down! Delray Beach woman wins big on ‘Price Is Right’
 As bright stage lights shined down and an audience of hundreds of strangers’ eyes were upon her, Candice Carmine picked a number. And what would follow was the realization of a lifelong dream. Carmine, 28, of Delray Beach, thinks back to when she was five years old and she and her great-grandmother would together watch the matriarch&rsquo...

Posted: 11 days ago

As bright stage lights shined down and an audience of hundreds of strangers’ eyes were upon her, Candice Carmine picked a number. And what would follow was the realization of a lifelong dream. Carmine, 28, of Delray Beach, thinks back to when she was five years old and she and her great-grandmother would together watch the matriarch&rsquo...
NEW: Boca man earns PBSC degree 11 years after he was in 3-month coma
 Clutching an Associate in Arts degree from Palm Beach State College in his hand, Alexis Vazquez proudly walked across the stage at the South Florida Fair Expo, turned to a sea of thousands that included his mother and several family members, and raised his arms in jubilation. The cap-and-gown moment on stage is an emotional one celebrated...

Posted: 13 days ago

Clutching an Associate in Arts degree from Palm Beach State College in his hand, Alexis Vazquez proudly walked across the stage at the South Florida Fair Expo, turned to a sea of thousands that included his mother and several family members, and raised his arms in jubilation. The cap-and-gown moment on stage is an emotional one celebrated...
West Palm restaurant cited for second violation in as many months
 Several local restaurants, including two in Delray Beach, were forced to temporarily close after inspections found unsatisfactory conditions. Jereve, a restaurant in the EmKo art space at 2199 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, was briefly closed again for roach violations. After a citation last month for roaches, the eatery was...

Posted: 13 days ago

Several local restaurants, including two in Delray Beach, were forced to temporarily close after inspections found unsatisfactory conditions. Jereve, a restaurant in the EmKo art space at 2199 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, was briefly closed again for roach violations. After a citation last month for roaches, the eatery was...
NEW: Will Boca sidewalk improvements alter emotional 20-year memorial?
 A patch of Palmetto Park Road adorned with white crosses is a solemn reminder of the five young lives lost in a traffic crash on Feb. 23, 1996. Just a few weeks ago, concrete barriers were placed around the long-standing memorial in anticipation of sidewalk improvements. The estimated $4 million improvements, which began April 20, will widen...

Posted: 14 days ago

A patch of Palmetto Park Road adorned with white crosses is a solemn reminder of the five young lives lost in a traffic crash on Feb. 23, 1996. Just a few weeks ago, concrete barriers were placed around the long-standing memorial in anticipation of sidewalk improvements. The estimated $4 million improvements, which began April 20, will widen...
Stamp Out Hunger food drive aims to collect food for those in need
 The National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive, now in its 26th year, has helped to collect and provide millions of pounds of food nationwide for those in need, and its event in Palm Beach County will run from May 5-12. Throughout the week of May 5-11, Palm Beach County letter carriers will leave a postcard...

Posted: 20 days ago

The National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive, now in its 26th year, has helped to collect and provide millions of pounds of food nationwide for those in need, and its event in Palm Beach County will run from May 5-12. Throughout the week of May 5-11, Palm Beach County letter carriers will leave a postcard...
Cinco de Mayo: Five things you didn’t know
 Cinco de Mayo is upon us. Many will be celebrating the holiday
				with margaritas and Mexican food. >>
							Read more trending news
					
				
				  Here are five facts about the Mexican holiday that you can use to
				impress your friends: 1) Despite a common misconception, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s
				Independence...

Posted: 22 days ago

Cinco de Mayo is upon us. Many will be celebrating the holiday with margaritas and Mexican food. >> Read more trending news   Here are five facts about the Mexican holiday that you can use to impress your friends: 1) Despite a common misconception, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence...