August 30, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Massage Envy Jupiter hosts Arthritis Foundation fundraiser

Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation have joined forces to host Healing Hands for Arthritis, a one-day national event to build awareness and raise funds to fight arthritis. More...

Gated communities: An ancient search for utopia?

Gated communities might be another urban-design milepost in the perpetual search for utopia.  The urge is historic.  Gates first swung open into walled cities as long ago as 4,000 B.C. More...

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Palm Beach State, VA set to host veterans’ town hall

Palm Beach State College and the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center will host a town hall meeting, “Health & Education: A Winning Combination for Success in College and the Workplace,” on Sept. 11. More...

Marriott West Palm gives chairs to Goodwill

The Marriott, West Palm Beach, made a large donation of 50 chairs — valued at about $1,500 — to Gulfstream Goodwill Industries.  More...

Kenneth Beer named to Marshall Foundation board of directors

Kenneth Beer, M.D., has been named to the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades board of directors.  The founder of The Cosmetic Bootcamp, a training program for dermatologists and plastic surgeons, Dr. More...

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KOVELS: ANTIQUES

Inkcake process dates to 12th century B.C.

For the past few years, auctions of Chinese antiques have attracted many bidders and high bids. The auctions have included many items that were not recognized by American bidders. More...

Album cover discoveries

WHEN IT COMES TO REAL ESTATE, THE SAYING goes, the three most important things are: location, location, location.  For commercial real estate agent Bob Egan in New York, the adage holds true for his hobby as well: He tracks down where the covers More...

Kravis launches arts academy for kids, teens

DeGeorge charitable trust funds new program

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts has launched the De George Academy for Performing Arts for children and teens.  More...

Pipe cleaner pups a hit with Safe Harbor animal shelter

Lauren Ortega and Emma Hudgens- Moore are two little girls on a big mission to save animals.  The girls, both 9, started fourth grade this year at Limestone Creek Elementary School in Jupiter.  But this summer, they have been making pups fr More...

Pizzazz Hair Design salons raise $5,000 for The Arc

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Pizzazz Hair Design held its annual Pizzazz Gives Back Day on Aug. 19 at its Abacoa Plaza salon in Jupiter, Kobosko’s Crossing salon in Wellington, and Village Commons salon in West Palm Beach, raising $5,000 for The Arc of Palm Beach County. More...

Downtown at the Gardens program will offer $1,000 to school club

As the school year begins, Downtown at the Gardens continues its commitment to the community with Receipt Reward$.  Beginning September 1, guests will be asked to write the name of their favorite Palm Beach County or Martin County school and clu More...

Real Estate News

Sophisticated, stylish in San Michele

Nestled on a quiet street, this luxury lakefront home is one of San Michele’s finest homes. The Valdarna model with 6,210 square feet under air conditioning is located at 1129 San Michele Way in Palm Beach Gardens. More...

When storms brew, a buyer’s thoughts turn to generators

Last week was unusually busy for mid- August. I had two clients returning from Europe and three showings at one of my new listings. It was a great week and I ended up signing a contract on one of my spectacular listings in Old Palm Golf Club.  More...

Palm Beach hike in home sales shows continued uptick in market

Palm Beach County home prices and sales increased in July compared to July 2011.  Palm Beach County’s median price rose 15 percent to $217,500, said Florida Realtors in a prepared statement. More...