November 14, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Outback entrepreneur finds his culinary “Velcro”

Tim Gannon invented that calorie-laden fried delicacy known as Outback Steakhouse’s Bloomin’ Onion.  If he did nothing else, he would be known for that.  But this year, he embarked on a new venture, opening PDQ , a fast-food con More...

FAU Harbor Branch to host lecture

FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, along with the Charles E. More...

Hanley Center Foundation CEO elected to Economic Council

Dr. Rachel Docekal, chief executive officer of Hanley Center Foundation, has been elected to the Economic Council of Palm Beach County. Ms. More...

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Business News

Affluent philanthropic culture

Affluent Floridians giving an average $6,627 to charity this year, study shows

A NEW STUDY RELEASED BY BMO PRIVATE Bank to mark National Philanthropy Day on Nov. More...

States and local governments playing with fiscal fire

Mention the words “fiscal deficit” and the U.S. federal government comes to mind. Whilst the U.S. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Frettin’ the BIG STUFF

Buddy Guy fights to keep the blues alive, one song at a time

Buddy Guy’s new release, “Rhythm & Blues,” is a rarity in an era where EPs and singles are becoming popular formats to release new music. It’s a double album, 22 all-new tracks deep. More...

“Symphony” delivers the dirt on saving soil

Dirt. Sand. Silt. Soil.  Deborah Koons Garcia explores them all in her documentary, “Symphony of the Soil.”  The film, which has a screening Nov. More...

CONTRACT BRIDGE

The odds are 30-1

Assume you're declarer in four spades, playing rubber bridge. If you make your contract, you score 820 points; if you go down one, you lose 100 points.  More...

Bill Koch’s dream school

It offers Macs and a chef — with plenty of diversity and financial aid

TRE GABRIEL WAS ALL SET TO GO TO A PUBlic high school and play football. Then he heard about Oxbridge Academy, this new school everyone kept talking about, but no one seemed to know much about. More...

Oxbridge coaches Bill Koch has helped recruit

¦ Football: Doug Socha, 2011 Sun Sentinel and NIKE coach of the year.y Former head football coach at Delray’s American Heritage, finishing with a 22-5 record, two state championship appearances and the 2011 state title.   More...

Leslie Maitland to speak at JCC book luncheon

The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches will host its 19th Annual Book Luncheon featuring award-winning author Leslie Maitland on 11 a.m. Nov. 20 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.  More...

University report: Consumer confidence takes a dive

Florida’s consumer confidence fell sharply in October to 71, down seven points from September and its lowest level in nearly two years, according to a new University of Florida survey.  More...

Rooney to speak at historical society

State Rep. Pat Rooney will be guest speaker at the Palm Beach Gardens Historical Society’s Enrichment Program, set for 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the society’s home at 5312 Northlake Blvd.  Rep. More...

Real Estate News

A spacious retreat in Talavera

THIS FIVE-BEDROOM, 5½-BATHROOM CUSTOM ESTATE is in the Talavera subdivision in Mirasol. More...

Real estate opportunities about if you act quickly

It’s amazing how the real estate market has changed so drastically in the past six months. Of course it is all over the news and in every publication. Buyers and sellers are very aware of this fact. More...

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Spot the differences in enamel finishes

The Chinese enameling called cloisonne has been made for centuries. A thin metal wire is bent into shape on a metal vase and soldered into place. Then colored enamels are floated in to fill each space and form the decoration. More...