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Sarah Peters covers Palm Beach Gardens for The Palm Beach Post.

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Some Gardens homeowners can replace roofs and windows at no cost
 Homeowners with the lowest incomes and often the oldest houses are reaping the benefits of federal grant dollars doled out to patch roofs and replace windows — anything to “harden” up against a hurricane. RELATED: How Gardens woman turned ugly ducking home of neighborhood into swan Take, for example, Christin O’Connor&rsquo...

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Homeowners with the lowest incomes and often the oldest houses are reaping the benefits of federal grant dollars doled out to patch roofs and replace windows — anything to “harden” up against a hurricane. RELATED: How Gardens woman turned ugly ducking home of neighborhood into swan Take, for example, Christin O’Connor&rsquo...
North county pirate-themed bar getting overhaul after grease fire
 A popular north county watering hole is getting an overhaul after it was ravaged by a fast-moving grease fire. The Pirate’s Well in an unincorporated pocket near Lake Park has been closed since the blaze that broke out about 6 a.m. Mother’s Day, owner Larry Marble said. A banner hanging on the side of the bar announces &ldquo...

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A popular north county watering hole is getting an overhaul after it was ravaged by a fast-moving grease fire. The Pirate’s Well in an unincorporated pocket near Lake Park has been closed since the blaze that broke out about 6 a.m. Mother’s Day, owner Larry Marble said. A banner hanging on the side of the bar announces &ldquo...
Raise a pint for 31,000 acres of pristine wilderness to explore in PBC
 In the early morning light, a great blue heron, two great egrets and white ibis soar above 2,000 acres of wilderness along Indiantown Road in search of breakfast. The croaking of frogs and high-pitched calls of black-bellied whistling ducks pierce the air before the sun rises over a restored wetland. The smooth, black surface of the...

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In the early morning light, a great blue heron, two great egrets and white ibis soar above 2,000 acres of wilderness along Indiantown Road in search of breakfast. The croaking of frogs and high-pitched calls of black-bellied whistling ducks pierce the air before the sun rises over a restored wetland. The smooth, black surface of the...
Car burglars caught on home security video in Palm Beach Gardens
 City police are warning residents to lock their car doors and be diligent about removing valuables in light of a seasonal trend of car burglaries and thefts. READ: Vehicle burglaries reported at four West Palm hotels When a band of teens loots a laptop or drives off in a stolen car, it’s usually a crime of opportunity, department spokesman...

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City police are warning residents to lock their car doors and be diligent about removing valuables in light of a seasonal trend of car burglaries and thefts. READ: Vehicle burglaries reported at four West Palm hotels When a band of teens loots a laptop or drives off in a stolen car, it’s usually a crime of opportunity, department spokesman...
How a thriving yoga scene emerged from joining of Gardens studios
 Yogis Karen Burnett and Jill Romano first rubbed elbows when they were teaching yoga poses in the streets of Midtown, the restaurant, shopping and residential community on PGA Boulevard. They were there for Midtown’s “Peace, Love and Wellness” festival, and Burnett wondered who the other woman was who was so passionate...

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Yogis Karen Burnett and Jill Romano first rubbed elbows when they were teaching yoga poses in the streets of Midtown, the restaurant, shopping and residential community on PGA Boulevard. They were there for Midtown’s “Peace, Love and Wellness” festival, and Burnett wondered who the other woman was who was so passionate...
Harbourside developer’s condos on PGA to have private marina, spa, park
 The downsizing of a once-controversial waterfront condo project on PGA Boulevard is headed to the Palm Beach County Commission for final approval. PGA Partners 100 wants to build 18 fewer luxury condos than previously approved at the site of the former Panama Hattie’s restaurant and rum bar. Zoning officials recommend county commissioners...

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The downsizing of a once-controversial waterfront condo project on PGA Boulevard is headed to the Palm Beach County Commission for final approval. PGA Partners 100 wants to build 18 fewer luxury condos than previously approved at the site of the former Panama Hattie’s restaurant and rum bar. Zoning officials recommend county commissioners...
Gardens to spend $3.5 million on baseball complex improvements
 When Palm Beach Gardens is finished spending $3.5 million to improve its youth baseball complex, the facility will be rivaled only by surrounding Major League Baseball spring training stadiums. Palm Beach Gardens staff looked to Roger Dean Stadium, the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches and JetBlue Park in Fort Myers for ideas as they planned...

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When Palm Beach Gardens is finished spending $3.5 million to improve its youth baseball complex, the facility will be rivaled only by surrounding Major League Baseball spring training stadiums. Palm Beach Gardens staff looked to Roger Dean Stadium, the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches and JetBlue Park in Fort Myers for ideas as they planned...
‘Put an end to this nightmare’: A plea for justice in teens’ unsolved murders
 Sharon Dunbar thought she could never have children. So when she found out she was pregnant with a baby boy, she did everything she could to protect him. She wouldn’t stand near a microwave while she was pregnant and was so wary of “jinxing it” that she refused to buy a crib until she brought Se’Sawn home from the...

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Sharon Dunbar thought she could never have children. So when she found out she was pregnant with a baby boy, she did everything she could to protect him. She wouldn’t stand near a microwave while she was pregnant and was so wary of “jinxing it” that she refused to buy a crib until she brought Se’Sawn home from the...
LATEST: Gardens council OKs 12 percent raises for police
 City police officers will see 12 percent bigger paychecks after officials approved raises to entice them to stay rather than leave for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Officers, sergeants and communications operators were set to receive 6 percent raises Oct. 1 under the terms of their Police Benevolent Association contract. Instead...

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City police officers will see 12 percent bigger paychecks after officials approved raises to entice them to stay rather than leave for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Officers, sergeants and communications operators were set to receive 6 percent raises Oct. 1 under the terms of their Police Benevolent Association contract. Instead...
VIDEO: Gardens cops who saved choking baby at mall are ‘angels,’ mom says


Two Palm Beach Gardens police officers are heroes to a panicked mom whose 14-month-old daughter turned blue while choking on a chicken nugget at The Gardens Mall two weeks ago.
RELATED: Gardens cops’ quick action saves man from bleeding to death

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Two Palm Beach Gardens police officers are heroes to a panicked mom whose 14-month-old daughter turned blue while choking on a chicken nugget at The Gardens Mall two weeks ago. RELATED: Gardens cops’ quick action saves man from bleeding to death
New cheesesteak restaurant opening in Gardens Mall
 UPDATE 7:20 p.m.: Charley’s Philly Steaks is still under construction and not ready to open, according to Whitney Pettis, director of merchant relations and events for The Gardens Mall. A news release from Charley’s provided the incorrect information. ORIGINAL POST: Charleys Philly Steaks, a new addition to The Gardens Mall food...

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UPDATE 7:20 p.m.: Charley’s Philly Steaks is still under construction and not ready to open, according to Whitney Pettis, director of merchant relations and events for The Gardens Mall. A news release from Charley’s provided the incorrect information. ORIGINAL POST: Charleys Philly Steaks, a new addition to The Gardens Mall food...