August 18, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

March for Israel set for Aug. 24

Two couples seeking unity between the United States and Israel have scheduled a march for 5:30 p.m. Aug. More...

“Parenting the Second Time Around” session set

Just Checking, the care management program of MorseLife, and the University of Florida Extension, will present “Parenting The Second Time Around,” an eightsession, national award-winning program for grandparents and other relative caregiv More...

Philanthropy 3.0 equals innovation, influence and impact

Philanthropy takes many forms these days, from the change jars located at the checkout at the local hardware store, to the full-color brochure appearing in your mailbox, to a text message on your cell phone to prompt a gift. More...

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Business News

In these rocky times, pay attention to the ‘fear index’

MONEY & INVESTING

Of particular importance last week to the investor with a traditional bond/ equity buy and hold portfolio was the volatility in the U.S. equity market. More...

Finding True Treasures at a car wash

It started with a missing ring.  Elena Johnson had scoured her home, her yard and her three store locations for a ring she had lost.  It had been made from an earring she inherited from her grandmother.  She had all but given up.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

umlautNOIR

Brooders, alcoholics and lone wolves: A look at Nordic crime novels

WHO WOULD’VE THOUGHT AMERICANS WOULD  BE taken with umlauts?  Of course, they’re not as enthralled with Swedish punctuation as they are with what the double dots are punctuating: books stuffed full with Swedish crimes, punk gir More...

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art highlights new instructors

When it comes to creating art, sometimes all the inspiration a student needs is a great teacher. That great teacher can inspire a student to great creative heights, or simply help improve technical skills. More...

LATEST FILMS

‘The Help’

In Jackson, Miss., in the early ’60s, Confederate flags waved high. Men were manly, women were feminine, and African-Americans were second-class citizens. More...

Let’s hear it for teachers — and for my mom

It’s the end of summer and we’re bracing for that familiar b-rrrrrring!  School soon will be back in session, and with it will come the teachers.  I think back and remember with a smile.  My first-grade teacher, Jo Woodard, More...

Northern Palm Beach Chamber sets inaugural golf tournament

The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce will hold its inaugural golf tournament, the Chamber Golf Classic, on Sept. More...

Parent-Child Center receives Strawbridge donation

A $40,000 donation will support the children’s health programs of the Parent Child Center this year, thanks to the Margaret Dorrance Strawbridge Foundation. Mrs. More...

He knows there are real people behind Florida jobless numbers

Numbers of the unemployed parade past Dr. Sean Snaith on economic tote sheets nearly every week, but he doesn’t take the distant, analytical view.  More...

Real Estate News

Palm Beach home sales continue to rise

Sales of existing homes in Palm Beach County continued to climb in June and totaled 1,184, an increase of 9 percent compared to the same time last year.  A report by Florida Realtors showed that June was the fourth consecutive month of sales sur More...

County property tax notices to be mailed Aug. 23

Palm Beach County will mail 654,522 Notices of Proposed Property Taxes and Proposed Non-Ad Valorem assessments on Tuesday, Aug. 23, to all property owners in Palm Beach County.  More...

Eastpointe Country Club certified as Audubon Sanctuary

Eastpointe Country Club has achieved designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses.  Eastpointe is the 102nd course in Florida and the 849th in the world More...