March 3, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Newcomer faces veteran in Gardens council race

Palm Beach Gardens incumbent councilman Eric Jablin exudes enthusiasm for the city. More...

Keep on, keepin’ on

GIVING

OK, enough bad news already. We all need a break. But if you were in the room with me last week talking about prospects for future funding for area nonprofits, you probably left feeling as I did — we were not going to get one. More...

Kid’s Night Out is March 18

Parents can drop off their youngsters for a Kid’s Night Out! on March 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The city of Palm Beach Gardens recreation department is staging the event. There will be games, crafts, a movie, pizza and popcorn. More...

CITY COUNCIL WEEKLY UPDATE

¦ DOWNTOWN AT THE GARDENS DIRTY MARTINI — On Tuesday, Feb. 22, city staff held a pre-permit meeting for the restaurant. The applicant provided a landscape plan, sound management plan and detailed narrative. More...

N. Palm fun run for troops is March 26

The second annual Support Our Troops Fun Run is March 26 in North Palm Beach.  Proceeds from the 5K — and new this year, a 10K — go to supply care packages for men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The races are at Anc More...

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Can’t put a price on something?

Mom was a collector. She had fabulous things, but now she’s gone. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

ghost writer

Hollinger’s piece comes to Florida stage

IT STARTED WITH HENRY JAMES.  Philadelphia-based playwright Michael Hollinger, whose “Ghost-Writer” opens on Friday at Florida Stage, was scanning a book review on the late 19th century novelist and the history of typewriting, never More...

Mos’Art hosts music, comedy and “Monologues”

Mos’Art Theatre is known for screening offbeat, international films. The Lake Park art cinema also is known for hosting the occasional concert. This month, the theater comes under new ownership, as Erin Coley takes over. More...

‘Tough Without a Gun: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart’

BEACH READING

Life is full of perplexing mysteries. For example, how did Humphrey Bogart — a middle-aged, creased, scarred, lisping, balding man — became one of the most sensational American actors of all time?  More...

At the end of the day, the caddie is left holding the bag

Back in the day, a caddie's life wasn't easy. Just ask Alfred "Big Rabbit" Dyer. Mr. Dyer, who lives in New Orleans, was Gary Player’s caddie for nearly two decades. More...

Discovery set to return from historic final flight

After a picture-perfect liftoff from Kennedy Space Center last Thursday, the space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to return to Cape Canaveral at 12:44 p.m. Monday, March 7. More...

No candidates mean no elections in cities, towns

There are a number of uncontested races in this year’s municipal elections March 8.  Incumbents Wendy Harrison and Robert Friedman will rejoin the Jupiter Town Council after being unopposed, rendering an election moot.  There will be More...

Program for Jewish grandparents begins in Palm Beaches

The Grandparents Circle, a national program created by the Jewish Outreach Institute (JOI) that offers Jewish grandparents the skills and techniques to nurture and, in some cases, establish their interfaith grandchild’s Jewish identity, is comi More...

Jupiter sets special council meetings

Three special meetings of the Jupiter Town Council have been set.  A special meeting for swearing in of council members is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the town council chambers at 210 Military Trail, Jupiter. More...

4th annual prostate seminar is March 19

The fourth annual W.B. Ingalls Prostate Health and Cancer Seminar is March 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Sign up now for barbecue contest

Are you a master at the grill? Enter the city of Palm Beach Gardens third annual “Grillin’ in the Gardens” barbecue competition, set for March 25 and 26.  More...

Real Estate News

housing costs on the rise

Working households in two Florida communities among hardest hit

ALTHOUGH HOME VALUES HAVE FALLEN OVER the past few years, housing affordability has significantly decreased for working owners and renters, according to an annual report released by the Center for Housing Policy, the research affiliate of the Nationa More...

Toll names assistant VP for three communities

Jason Snyder has been named assistant vice president to three of Toll Brothers’ Southeast Florida communities, including Frenchmen’s Harbor, Frenchmen’s Reserve and Ocean’s Edge at Singer Island.  More...

Pending home sales decline in January

Pending home sales eased moderately in January for the second straight month but remain 20.6 percent above the cyclical low last June, according to the National Association of Realtors.  More...