March 20, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Loggerhead Marinelife Center seeks Turtlefest volunteers

Slow and steady really does win the race. The proof? Say Happy 11th Anniversary to Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s largest annual event, TurtleFest, which will need more volunteers than ever to staff this year’s gathering. More...

Jupiter, Hobe Sound Realtors group opposes Florida high speed rail

The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors announced it does not support the All Aboard Florida High Speed Rail in its current format, based on major quality of life disruptions, the association said in a prepared statement. More...

Executive Women of the Palm Beaches announces award nominees

Executive Women of the Palm Beaches has announced the nomination of 23 local women for the prestigious Women In Leadership Award. Women who work in Palm Beach County were nominated in three sectors: private, public and volunteer. More...

Zoo’s baby Baird’s tapir has a name: It’s Luna

A 3-week-old female Baird’s tapir calf at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society now has a name, voted upon by students at Palmetto Elementary School in West Palm Beach.  More...

National Homeless Campaign comes to Palm Beach County

Ed Tague is on the lookout for homeless veterans.  The former Marine is leading a team of volunteers and Palm Beach County workers doing a homeless registry this month.  Beginning March 26, Mr. More...

JMC breast care program receives national reaccreditation

Jupiter Medical Center’s Comprehensive Breast Care Program has been reaccredited by THE National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.  More...

Special Sections

Business News

The bridal business

Weddings don’t have to cost a fortune, but some nice touches are worth the price

WEDDING MARKET RESEARCH predicts a 2014 bride will wed within 25 miles of home. She will welcome 130 guests. She will marry in May or June, maybe September. Her big day will not be formal, but elegant, playing to a romantic, rustic or vintage theme. More...

The show every bride needs is March 23 at the South Florida Fairgrounds

Can you hear it? Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March.” Well, just wait. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens presents woodblock, letter-writing exhibits

Joe Lemischak, Oscar and Bethany Lemischak The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens presents two new exhibits through May 18, deeply rooted in Japanese history and culture, “Genji’s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints” and “Keeping in Touch: The Cult More...

DRAMAWORKS DEBUT

Avery Sommers cooks up a role in “Dividing the Estate”

What do you do when the economy is tanking and Mom’s estate may be ripe for the picking?  Never mind that Mom is still living and wants to leave a legacy for her family.  That’s the question Palm Beach Dramaworks tries to answer More...

Stars align for Ellison photo exhibition at Ann Norton

Sting sleeps. Tennessee Williams laughs. Jessica Tandy postures.  And Tandy’s husband, Hume Cronyn?  Well, he poses as you’ve never seen him before — nude in a scene that reminds one of a classical pose.  More...

Local Relay For Life events celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer

On March 28, cancer survivors, hard- working volunteers, team captains and participants will take to the baseball diamond at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, and for one night, a relay in the baseball stadium will be more meaningful than any kind of ho More...

COMMENTARY

Whistling Dixie

I found myself thinking the other day that the South will win the Civil War after all. We are exporting, with great success and for the benefit of the rest of the country, our most radical ideas. More...

Palm Beach State awarded Florida Blue Foundation grant

Through the use of human simulation technology, health care students can practice clinical skills without putting real patients in jeopardy. More...

Palm Beach SCORE seminars, workshops scheduled

SCORE has a number of seminars and workshops planned. Palm Beach SCORE’s Bob Bloom will offer a business plan overview, helpful to anyone starting a new business or who started a business in the past few years. More...

Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation group hosts annual Gone Country Dinner Dance

Micah Ford, Rob Ford, Kristen Ray and Brian Ray, the co-chairmen of the Young Friends of The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation, along with host committee members, will hold the Seventh Annual Young Friends “Gone Country” Dinner Dance at More...

CBS Sports’ Peter Kostis guest of honor for Cancer Society 19th hole club

The American Cancer Society Island of Palm Beach Unit has announced that cancer survivor CBS Sports’ Peter Kostis will serve as the Guest of Honor for the 46th Annual 19th Hole Club benefit on Monday, April 14 at The Breakers Ocean Course Clubh More...

Business women’s association sets monthly meeting for April 9

The Northern Palm Beach Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will host its monthly meeting on April 9 at the PGA Embassy Suites Hotel. Networking is from 6–6:30 p.m.  The dinner program is at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $20. More...

Real Estate News

Elegant space redefined

Home in Mirasol offers upgrades with a view

This Corsica courtyard home at 124 Via Verde Way in Mirasol has more than 5,000 square feet of living space.  The five-bedroom, five-full-bath Palm Beach Gardens home is formerly a builder’s model and features gorgeous golf and water views More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Get prepared before you buy a condo

Condos are a unique species of real estate.  Surely an investor’s residence is pricelessly valued as a home. But beyond that, residential owners look at their properties as investments. More...

COMMENTARY

Fixing the fences

How are your fences?  Mine need some work. When you let a fence get loose — when you let it sag or fall — the larger world gets in and the smaller world gets out and pretty soon you can’t tell which is which.  More...