October 3, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Oct. 17 spelling bee helps literacy coalition

The Literacy Coalition’s annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee is Oct. 17, starting at 6 p.m. at the Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace. More...

Palm Beach Dramaworks names 3 new members to board

West Palm Beach’s only resident theater has added three men to its board of directors. More...

New Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens debuts health and wellness classes

The Mandel JCC, which opened in late August, has introduced an extensive health and wellness program, with more than 100 classes available each week. More...

Breast cancer is not just a woman’s disease

When you think of breast cancer, you don’t think of men.  And that may be because men are most frequently diagnosed with skin, prostate, lung and colon cancers.  But breast cancer accounts for approximately 2,240 new cancer cases per More...

Palm Beach Kennel Club sets breast cancer events

All through the month of October, Palm Beach Kennel Club will support area charities during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  For a $20 donation, patrons will receive an “On Track To Beat Cancer” T-shirt, with all proceeds benefitting More...

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Product premiums are collectable oddities

Look in your grandmother’s china cabinet for unusual glass and china. You may find some special pieces originally given away as product premiums during the early 20th century. More...

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Business News

Feeling better

A BMO Private Bank survey shows that more than half of Florida’s affluent residents feel more secure financially than before the recession.

Affluent Floridians feel they are more financially secure today than they were before the 2008 economic downturn, according to a study released today by BMO Private Bank. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

The good, the bad, THE BIZARRE

Mark Cohen’s canvases in Armory show cast iconic faces in a different light

The faces loom large from the canvases. Frankenstein’s monster has that familiar, slightly bemused look on its face. Howdy Doody bears an uncanny resemblance to Alfred E. Neuman. Golda Meier casts a benevolent gaze across the room. More...

Plaza Theatre looks to Neil Simon for next play

SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY  The Plaza Theatre journeys back to 1937 Brooklyn for its production of Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs.”  More...

ARTS COMMENTARY

A western with depth and a cool cowboy – much to my surprise

Several years ago, I read a column by a woman of color who confessed that although she was an African- American living in a large metropolitan city, she loved country music. More...

Marinelife Center set to honor environmental activists

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center wants to award those who care for the planet. The sea turtle research and rehabilitation center hosted a kick-off Sept. More...

Junior League, Junior Assembly join forces for Cotillion season

The Junior League of the Palm Beaches and Junior Assembly are joining forces for this year’s 2013-2014 Cotillion season.  Cotillion, the Junior League’s oldest program, brings dancing and etiquette into the 21st century for sixth- th More...

Stephanie Davis on Facebook

Stephanie Davis, Florida Weekly’s social commentator, offers a few thoughts about the Facebook community in which she serves informally as a master of ceremonies:  “I wondered: How many couples have gotten together who had known each More...

LifeWave to give pain patches to Purple Heart recipients

LifeWave, a global health technology company, has announced a longterm donation to the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) in an effort to reach veterans who have been wounded in combat, but can’t afford to provide themselves with pain ma More...

Dengue fever cases rise; here’s how to avoid it

With cases of Dengue fever on the rise in our surrounding communities, it is more important than ever to protect yourself from those disease-carrying mosquitos. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

The Fed plays ‘Red Light, Green Light’ with the market

Domestic and international investors are always mindful of the U.S. central bank, the Federal Reserve, since there is long-standing history that investors are best to align themselves on the Fed’s side of the investment divide. More...

Real Estate News

Hidden gem in Old Marsh Golf Club

This magnificent estate in the Old Marsh Golf Club, in Palm Beach Gardens, was built in 2007 by Purucker Builders. The five-bedroom, 6½-bathroom home is located at 12941 Marsh Landing, on 2/3 of an acre. More...

Clerk’s office seeks old cell phones for domestic abuse victims

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Clerk Sharon Bock is asking everyone in Palm Beach County to bring their used cell phones and chargers to their closest clerk’s office location so they can be donated to domestic abuse victims.& More...