December 8, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Palm Beach GOP committee to vote in presidential straw poll

The Republican Party of Palm Beach County will hold a presidential preference primary straw poll of it executive committee at its meeting at 6:45 p.m. on Dec. More...

AutoCricket managers grow beards for charity

CEO and founder of AutoCricket.com, Jason Brian, encouraged all male managers of the company to participate in “no shave November” to raise awareness for the nonprofit Place of Hope.  Mr. More...

Baby in Back! campaign launches in Palm Beach

The Safety Council of Palm Beach County Inc. and the law office of David Glatthorn launched a public service campaign designed to save the lives of children who inadvertently get left behind in their car seats and ultimately die from hyperthermia. More...

Third “Toys for Tweets” at LongBoard’s on Dec. 15

The Association for Women in Communications South Florida chapter, in partnership with Clematis Tweetu p - We s t Palm Beach, Social Media Roundup, New Tech Community, Kiwanis Young Profe ssionals of the Palm Beaches and LongBoards Restaurant, will h More...

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Business News

Researcher predicts modest growth in consumer confidence

The consumer confidence index among Floridians remained at 65 in November, a ranking that matches a revised mark set in October and is only two points higher than the record low of 59 set in June 2008.  More...

UF survey: Real estate market slips once again

Florida real estate experts and investors were pessimistic for a second consecutive quarter, despite encouraging signs in the rise of occupancy rates and prices in the rental apartment market, a new University of Florida survey finds.  More...

Getting a grip on the Euro crisis

MONEY & INVESTING

The average citizen is easily confused by recent news of a multi-country plan to provide more liquidity to international banks, particularly to European banks struggling to stay solvent. More...

Jupiter scientist gets grant for HIV-blocking compound

A scientist at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter has been awarded $3.4 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the mode of action and the therapeutic potential of a new compound that blocks a step of HIV replication not target More...

ArtiGras steering committee to guide 1,200 volunteers at festival

The 2012 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival has announced the steering committee for the 27th edition of the festival, which will be held Feb. 18-20 at Abacoa in Jupiter.  More...

Jewels and Jeans event raises $130,000 for The Arc

The Arc of Palm Beach County’s Jewels and Jeans Goes WILDER Gala that was held at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach in November raised more than $130,000, which will go directly to funding The Arc’s mission to improve the liv More...

Knights raise funds for troops

Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree, Father Andrew Doherty Assembly 0155, presented a $500 donation to North Palm Beach Support Our Troop program. More...

Reception to kick off “Women and Wings”

Mackenzie-Childs will host the third annual WXEL holiday gift gathering reception on Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. to kick off this season’s 9th Annual Women with Wings and Wisdom luncheon that will be held on March 13 at the Mar-a-Lago Club. More...

14th WXEL/PBS book drive continues through Dec. 30

The 14th annual 2011 WXELTV/ PBS KIDS Holiday Book Drive continues through December 30. More...

Real Estate News

FABULOUS FAIRWAY VIEWS in Frenchman’s Creek

New-construction home offers a grand entrance

This finely appointed Frenchman’s Creek new-construction custom home at 13316 Verdun Drive is quality throughout and has terrific southeast golf views. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

burger binge

CHEF ALLEN SUSSER IS HEADED north.  Hailed as “The Ponce de Leon of New Floridian cooking” by The New York Times, Chef Allen was an original member of the Mango Gang, the group of chefs who helped put Florida cuisine on the map.  More...

The Mango Gang

The Mango Gang was a group of South Florida chefs, including Allen Susser, Mark Norman Van Aken, Douglas Rodriguez and Mark Militello, who set out in the 1980s and ’90s to create cuisine inspired by local ingredients.  More...

Master impressionist Wolton featured at Gardens fine art gallery

Master Impressionist Alan Wolton will ring in his 77th birthday with a showcase at Onessimo Fine Art Gallery in Palm Beach Gardens on Dec. 9.  More...