December 19, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Polo Club president John Wash receives ‘community giant’ award

John Wash, president of the International Polo Club and The Wanderers Club Wellington, received the Founders Award at the Inner City Youth Golfers recognition dinner earlier this month.  More...

County clerk’s office 16th annual concert and dress-down days raise thousands for charities

Sounds of the holidays filled the Palm Beach County Governmental Center and hundreds of dollars floated down to the atrium floor where members of Circuit Sound — the Clerk & Comptroller’s employee choir — sang to raise money for More...

Executive Women awards $20,000 Kwasman grant to Pace Center

The newly renamed Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Inc. More...

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MONEY & INVESTING

Commodities futures explained

There is much confusion about the various types of commodities-related investment vehicles. More...

November new foreclosures down nearly 47 percent from last year

The number of new foreclosures in Palm Beach County remains significantly lower than the previous year, according to the latest statistics available from the county clerk.  More...

Forbes Company, Taubman Centers to open luxury Miami mall in 2016

The fashion footprint is about to get a whole lot bigger in downtown Miami — about 750,000 square feet, to be exact.  The Forbes Company and Taubman Centers Inc. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

So, what are you doing New Year’s Eve?

“Fast away the old year passes, hail the new, ye lads and lasses,” the old Welsh carol reminds us.  New Year’s Eve is a time for reflection, to contemplate what we’re leaving behind. More...

Love, humor and Chinese food combine for “Chopshticks”

Christmas Day, the Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches is hosting “Chopshticks” — an evening of comedy and Chinese food with standup comedian and author Marion Grodin.  The daughter of actor and comedian Charles More...

CONTRACT BRIDGE

A very sophisticated play

It is said that there’s no such thing as inventing a new play in bridge. And, taking into account the billions of hands that have been played through the years, this is largely true. More...

Radiologist performs scores of minimally invasive back surgeries, using balloons

Tennis Saturday at West Palm’s Howard Park was going so well — good match-up, good volleys, hot but overcast — right up until the moment Laurel Baker reached just a little too high, leaned a little too far. More...

COMMENTARY

Philanthropy’s bird-in-the-hand

Shoppers are on the move preparing for the holiday season. The flurry of cheer is in contrast to the somber mood of those anxiously surveying the global economy. The onslaught of holiday ads denies a need for selfrestraint. More...

Crossing the other Delaware: a personal view of Christmas

In the American cultural vernacular, which may prove as confusing to you as it frequently does to me, the first Christmas did not occur 2,013 years ago.  Instead, the first Christmas took place exactly 237 years ago on a frigid night a few miles More...

Finances a big goal for Floridians making New Year’s resolutions, survey shows

More than half the Floridians surveyed by a financial advisors group said they will make New Year’s resolutions.  And 29 percent said they would make a vow to change something about their personal finances.  More...

Real Estate News

French Chateau estate in Old Marsh Golf Club

This prominent French Chateau estate in the award-winning Old Marsh Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens is situated on ¾ of an acre, with endless golf and preserve views. More...

Sellers: Chances of a deal are higher if you will negotiate

It would be a perfect world in the real estate business if buyers and sellers came to terms quickly, easily and without much negotiation. Sometimes this happens and the transition from contract-signing to close seems effortless.  More...

The most important part of the agent-client relationship? Trust

A principal goal of a real estate professional is to develop a trusting relationship with the client.  Serving the customers’ needs through experience, expertise and attention to detail will result in a positive transaction.  Jessie More...