April 21, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Driver license appointments available online

It’s been a busy time for Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon. The state has transferred the issuing of driver licenses over to county tax collectors. More...

Maltz Theatre adds two board members

The board of directors at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre has grown by two. Joan L. Bildner, who has served on the board at Paper Mill Playhouse for more than 25 years, is a new member, and entertainment attorney Richard L. More...

Women’s foundation raises $20,000 for girls’ leadership

The Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County raised $20,000 to provide scholarships to girls in middle school to high school to attend the Girls’ Leadership p Institute, which is ppresented byy the foundation. More...

Dirty Martini set to open at Downtown

Roy Villacrusis, who has won kudos for his restaurant Kubo, will create a menu for Downtown at the Gardens’ new lounge, Dirty Martini.  The 8,600-square-foot lounge is scheduled to open in late May in the former Strip House, and will have More...

Law enforcement trains to distinguish autism from aggression

April is Autism Awareness Month  This is the third in a four- part series presented by Florida Weekly that looks into the different aspects of dealing with autism.   More...

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vintage & vogue

Circa Vintage in Tequesta sells high-end vintage and designer fashions

Of all the decades of glamour, elegance and style in fashion, the 1940s is Carol Wright’s favorite.  “It’s the hats. The hats were more fun back then,” she said.  More...

Should you diversify because of the falling dollar?

As the dollar continues to fall, the front and center discussion in international economics is whether the U.S. will lose its status as the world’s reserve currency.  The U.S. More...

Fruitful, festive bunnies predate Easter holiday

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Easter bunnies are older than you think. They were part of pre-Christian fertility stories, and since rabbits are known to have many, many babies, they are symbols of new life in the spring. More...

You can find your groove among 50 bands at waterfront Sunfest

SunFest turns 29 with a bang this year.  The music and art festival, scheduled for April 27 through May 1 along the downtown West Palm Beach waterfront, also ends with a bang, when fireworks close out the event.  More...

Downtown set to bloom with garden event

Everything’s coming up roses at Downtown at the Gardens. And xeriscape. And water features. Downtown at the Gardens will host Downtown in Bloom May 14-15. More...

My passion: The game, and getting more young people involved in golf

Welcome all Florida Weekly readers to a new column about golf in Palm Beach County and more specifically, Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter. Who am I and why am I writing a column? More...

Tourney for Boys & Girls Club set for May 13-14

The 22nd annual G4S Golf Classic to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is May 13 and 14 at Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club.  On May 13, the “Sip, Swirl, Swing! More...

Fanjul family sponsors ‘Do the Write Thing’ for nearly 19,000 youth

Pepe Fanjul Jr. and his family, through their sugar company, Florida Crystals Corp., have partnered with The National Campaign to Stop Violence to bring the Do The Write Thing Challenge to Palm Beach County.  More...

JCC receives $1 million donation for facility

The JCC of the Palm Beaches announced that Peggy S. Brown, a Palm Beach resident, has pledged $1 million to its capital campaign to build the JCC North in Palm Beach Gardens. The gift is from her family foundation, The Alvin I. and Peggy S. More...

Real Estate News

Why many are preferring walkable neighborhoods

Americans favor walkable, mixeduse neighborhoods, with 56 percent of respondents preferring smart growth neighborhoods over neighborhoods that require more driving between home, work and recreation.  That’s according to a recent study, the More...

Realtors association voices strong support for short-sale bill

A bill to improve the process for approving short sales may soon bring relief to distressed homeowners who are unable to keep their homes and hope to avoid foreclosure.  The bill, strongly supported by the National Association of Realtors, accor More...

U.S. Rep. Allen West guest at Realtor event

Allen West, U.S. Representative from the 22nd Congressional District, is the guest at a Realtor “Meet and Greet” from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 29 at Balistreri Realty, located at 1 N. Federal Hwy Suite 300, Boca Raton.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Child’s play

Maltz plans auditions for future stars to sing, dance in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE IS LOOKING for a cast of hundreds for a story of biblical proportions.  And, no, Cecil B. More...

“Cirque Dreams Illumination” lights up Kravis Center

When are people going to learn not to say “no” to Neil Goldberg? More...

Lighthouse ArtCenter seeks volunteers

The Lighthouse ArtCenter seeks art lovers from teens to seniors in the community to volunteer their time and services at the Museum and School of Art in Tequesta, where in exchange they will be granted the opportunity to learn new skills and gain ins More...