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Samantha Ragland

In this super rad position, Samantha is able to join her years of teaching with her passion for creative writing, journalism and Palm Beach County. Her primary goal is to oversee The Post's digital efforts covering entertainment. She leads a team of 4 reporters, helping them to differentiate the format and tone of their stories across various platforms — from Facebook and Instagram to Snapchat, Pinterest and email. She has been with The Post since May of 2013 and has held various positions on the digital team, after spending nearly five years in dropout prevention and higher education.  Homegrown in the bluegrass of Kentucky, she moved to Florida after completing her Master’s in Journalism at Syracuse University (obviously, the cold damaged her). At Syracuse, she studied arts criticism.

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Lake Worth is getting a Mural Makeover, but where? Rank the spots
 Aaah, Lake Worth. There's just so much to love, so much to be inspired by. From the quirky people and their eclectic tunes  to the mix-matched shops along Lake Ave to the Little Free Libraries that entice passersby to take a smartphone break... It's a very cool city.  In fact, Lake Worth is a perfect fit for the very cool...

5:06 PM Thursday, Nov. 02, 2017

Aaah, Lake Worth. There's just so much to love, so much to be inspired by. From the quirky people and their eclectic tunes to the mix-matched shops along Lake Ave to the Little Free Libraries that entice passersby to take a smartphone break... It's a very cool city.  In fact, Lake Worth is a perfect fit for the very cool...
BBQ Guide: Best barbecue in Boynton Beach, Boca Raton
 What does the local barbecue scene taste like? Our Off the Clock team set out to explore the landscape, searching for good ‘cue – or echoes of authentic barbecue regions. We skipped the food trucks and focused on brick-and-mortar spots with regular hours of operation. Here are our findings in Boynton Beach, ...

1:26 PM Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

What does the local barbecue scene taste like? Our Off the Clock team set out to explore the landscape, searching for good ‘cue – or echoes of authentic barbecue regions. We skipped the food trucks and focused on brick-and-mortar spots with regular hours of operation. Here are our findings in Boynton Beach, ...
BBQ guide: Best barbecue in West Palm, Lake Worth
 What does the local barbecue scene taste like? Our Off the Clock team set out to explore the landscape, searching for good ‘cue – or echoes of authentic barbecue regions. We skipped the food trucks and focused on brick-and-mortar spots with regular hours of operation. Here are our findings in West Palm Beach, ...

12:49 AM Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

What does the local barbecue scene taste like? Our Off the Clock team set out to explore the landscape, searching for good ‘cue – or echoes of authentic barbecue regions. We skipped the food trucks and focused on brick-and-mortar spots with regular hours of operation. Here are our findings in West Palm Beach, ...
Best Guide: Where to fill your belly for under 10 bucks
 Your growling belly has the appetite of a professional athlete, but your depleted wallet has the funds of a poor college student. How do you reconcile the two? We’ve created a guide for that. Feast on any of these tasty meals for $10 or less. You’re welcome! The spot: Sabor Latino Restaurant, Palm Beach Gardens The meal: Sancocho...

5:30 PM Monday, Jul. 31, 2017

Your growling belly has the appetite of a professional athlete, but your depleted wallet has the funds of a poor college student. How do you reconcile the two? We’ve created a guide for that. Feast on any of these tasty meals for $10 or less. You’re welcome! The spot: Sabor Latino Restaurant, Palm Beach Gardens The meal: Sancocho...
BBQ: Ultimate Barbecue Guide of Palm Beach County
 For the love of authentic barbecue, Americans have trekked to fragrant, smoky regions from sea to shining sea. Each region celebrates ‘cue in its own way, with local wood that defines native flavors and nuanced sauces that complete the bite. But what about our own local barbecue scene? Our Off the Clock team set out to explore...

8:05 PM Saturday, Jul. 01, 2017

For the love of authentic barbecue, Americans have trekked to fragrant, smoky regions from sea to shining sea. Each region celebrates ‘cue in its own way, with local wood that defines native flavors and nuanced sauces that complete the bite. But what about our own local barbecue scene? Our Off the Clock team set out to explore...
ICYMI: This downtown Lake Worth restaurant closed its doors Saturday
 It’s true. The sweet little German food spot that’s had the hearts of many-a-Palm Beach County folks called it quits on Saturday, June 3.  The owners of Little Munich prepared themselves and their patrons for this with Facebook posts since late May.  Total bummer, but “it’s time for retirement&rdquo...

4:58 PM Monday, Jun. 05, 2017

It’s true. The sweet little German food spot that’s had the hearts of many-a-Palm Beach County folks called it quits on Saturday, June 3.  The owners of Little Munich prepared themselves and their patrons for this with Facebook posts since late May.  Total bummer, but “it’s time for retirement&rdquo...
Happy Cinco de Mayo: Best dining events around town
 Everyone’s got a favorite local Mexican or Tex-Mex spot. And getting there today on Cinco de Mayo should be a priority. Because, yes, tacos and margaritas are worth it — even in celebration of a super obscure battle that took place in Mexico in 1862. Here’s a quick list of some of the best Cinco de Mayo parties...

1:08 PM Friday, May. 05, 2017

Everyone’s got a favorite local Mexican or Tex-Mex spot. And getting there today on Cinco de Mayo should be a priority. Because, yes, tacos and margaritas are worth it — even in celebration of a super obscure battle that took place in Mexico in 1862. Here’s a quick list of some of the best Cinco de Mayo parties...
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An open letter: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, please see “White Privilege II” the stage play by Jupiter students. (Getty Images)

8:18 PM Thursday, May. 04, 2017

An open letter: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, please see “White Privilege II” the stage play by Jupiter students. (Getty Images)
Would you pay $25,000 for this taco?
 When it comes to the many loves of a South Floridian's heart, tacos are pretty high on the list. So near and dear to us that Taco Tuesday has become the best holiday ever — ya know, since it happens every week.  Now we're not talking about Taco Bell kinda tacos. No siree. We don't celebrate the greatness that is tacos...

1:01 PM Wednesday, Mar. 08, 2017

When it comes to the many loves of a South Floridian's heart, tacos are pretty high on the list. So near and dear to us that Taco Tuesday has become the best holiday ever — ya know, since it happens every week.  Now we're not talking about Taco Bell kinda tacos. No siree. We don't celebrate the greatness that is tacos...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FLORIDA! Here are 172 things we love about you
 Today, my Florida friends and family and transplants, is the day.  The day Florida attained statehood. That means this lovely, long-haul of a state celebrates its 172nd birthday today. And we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to count the things — all 172 of them in no particular order — we love...

2:01 PM Friday, Mar. 03, 2017

Today, my Florida friends and family and transplants, is the day.  The day Florida attained statehood. That means this lovely, long-haul of a state celebrates its 172nd birthday today. And we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to count the things — all 172 of them in no particular order — we love...