October 14, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

The Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden are offering a variety of events during October and November

Tropical Gardening Course with Gene Joyner is Oct. 16 and Oct. 23. from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Mounts Exhibit Hall A. Learn the secrets of tropical gardening with the retired Palm Beach County Extension agent Gene Joyner. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Carvings that once lured shoppers now lure collectors

Wooden Indians have been displayed at tobacco stores since the 19th century. Store signs at that time were often pictorial, because many customers could not read. More...

Mayor’s Veteran Golf Classic tees off Nov. 13 in The Gardens

The 5th annual Mayor’s Veteran Golf Classic is Nov. 13 at the Palm Beach Gardens Golf Center. The goal this year is to raise more than $100,000 for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. More...

Place of Hope children’s group staging second Hope Walk in Jupiter

Place of Hope, a faith-based child welfare organization in Palm Beach Gardens, hosts its second annual Hope Walk on Nov. 6 at Carlin Park in Jupiter.   The two-mile walk begins at 9 a.m. Last year about 300 people participated.   More...

Everglades foundation names three “champions”

The Arthur R. Marshall Foundation, which works for the restoration and preservation of the greater Everglades ecosystem, is awarding the third annual Champion of the Everglades Awards to U.S. More...

Special Sections

Business News

Foreigners buying Florida

Almost a quarter of all foreign buyers seek Sunshine State homes

The same old story – location, location, location – has a new cast of characters.   The same old mantra – all real estate is local – has a different twist.   More...

North Palm Beach cultural alliance to be featured at chamber’s Business After Hours

Live performances and art exhibits will be featured along with information booths, door prizes and networking at a Business After Hours at the Borland Center in The Gardens on Oct. 28   More...

MONEY & INVESTING

The bull is back... maybe

All investors are trying to figure out if the bull back is back... really back. Everyone will know 12 months from now whether Wall Street’s upswing is the harbinger of a rebounding economy or a bear in bull’s clothing. More...

Inside Florida's three way race

Meek, Crist and Rubio battle for Senate seat in November

It was the summer of 2009, and Scott Lepore, president of the Collier County Republican Club and self-described political “renegade,” was getting itchy. The 44-year-old Mr. More...

Wildlife agency needs public help in large data-gathering effort

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is asking for information from the public as part of a massive data-collection effort on threatened and sensitive species. More...

South Beach food festival tickets on sale Oct. 25

Tickets go on sale Oct. 25 for the 10th Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival. The festival is Feb. 24 through Feb. 27 on South Beach. More...

Safari in remote Namibia offers inexpensive glimpse of an alien world

With the dawn, our four-wheeldrive Land Rover heads into the Opuwa Region, the gateway to the remote tribal lands of the Himba. We bounce along rocky tracks in this semi-arid, mountainous land, one of the last untouched areas of southern Africa. More...

Komen sponsors t-shirt contest as part of Race for Cure

The South Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is holding a t-shirt contest for the South Florida Kids for the Cure and Tots for the Cure, two events that will occur during the Race for the Cure on Jan. 29. More...

Women’s groups sponsoring candidates night session on Oct. 22

The Northern Palm Beach Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association hosts a candidates night Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Palm Beach Gardens Community Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Doors will open at 6 p.m. More...

Real Estate News

Family-friendly luxury

Frenchman’s Reserve attracts families; prices steady

They came. They saw. They sold. And then they bought.   That’s how real estate agents Steve and Lauren Hollander came to live in Frenchman’s Reserve. More...

Pending home sales show another gain

Pending home sales have increased for the second consecutive month, according to the National Association of Realtors.   More...

Treasure Coast and Jupiter license renewal classes set

The Florida Academy of Real Estate Treasure Coast and Jupiter learning center is conducting a 45-hour post license class. The class is required by   the state for all new real estate licensees in their first renewal period. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

ZERO HOUR

Jim Brochu’s award winning off-Broadway one man show comes to Maltz

Think of it as destiny by yearbook. For there, in Jim Brochu’s 1964 high school annual next to his younger, thinner photo, someone wrote, “Jim Brochu, also known as the Zero Mostel of LaSalle (Military Academy).” More...

GreenMarket ‘pet food’ still quite yummy

When was the last time you ate pet food for breakfast? If you shop the Palm Beach Gardens GreenMarket and buy fresh eggs, that’s what you’ll be eating: pet food. More...

BEACH READING

‘The Impostor’s Daughter’ By Laurie Sandell (Back Bay Books, $16.99)

Growing up, Laurie Sandell was captivated by her father’s amazing stories. More...