November 6, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Mounts Botanical Gardens names two board members

The Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden, Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest public garden, has announced the addition of two new members to the nonprofit organization’s board of directors.  More...

Palm Beaches Junior League seeking agencies to help

The Junior League of the Palm Beaches is looking for local agencies in Palm Beach County that are in need of programming support or have volunteer opportunities that benefit children and young adults in the foster care system.  More...

Jewelers association inducts Hamilton Jewelers into club

Jewelers of America, the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has inducted Hamilton Jewelers into its JA 100 Club, the association said in a statement.  Hamilton Jewelers, with branches in Palm Beach an More...

It’s time! Enter your boat in the 20th annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade

A community tradition presented by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, the 20th Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade and the 15th Annual “On the Water” Toys for Tots Drive kicks off this year’s holiday season on More...

Levine Team fights Crohn’s Disease, will participate again in Take Steps Walk

The battle against Crohn’s Disease, or ulcerative colitis, began for Joel and Irene Levine in 2005, when their daughter, Rebecca, now 25, was diagnosed.  More...

Jewish Genealogical Society sets membership meeting

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County will hold its next membership meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

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Business News

Revving up real estate

Tools of the trade have become more technologically advanced

Real estate agents are hungry for time. Their workdays pass as they pivot from one technology tool to the next, wrangling websites, apps and plug-ins to stay on top of the market, pitch sales and close deals.  More...

Women veterans say service taught them strength of inner resources

The remarkable women I met at the Mandel Public Library as a part of their Star Spangled Heroes salute to veterans as preamble to the annual Veterans Day parade all seemed to share a code and a camaraderie.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Marketing A Milestone

The Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches Book Festival turns 20.

Each spring, Nancy Sims goes to New York to listen to authors and lure them south. More...

With Susan Merritt, it’s all about the bass

If you hear music, Susan Merritt is likely there.  Merritt is the secret ingredient in the special sauce of local jazz. More...

SPILLING IT

‘Little old lady or young star, they’re all the same to me’

This interview is with w orldrenowned weight loss specialist Dr. Javier Canasi. We met at his P alm Beach Gardens office. More...

Fabien Cousteau to award “blue consciousness”

When reporters ask Fabien Cousteau a question, he responds with an involuntary laugh, not a haughty, “Hahaha, what a preposterous thing to ask, you silly land dweller,” but more, “Ahahaha, here I go again, playing aquanaut above the More...

Deepak Chopra believes that yes, God can be revived in skeptical world

The man with the questions is Deepak Chopra: Can God be revived in a skeptical age? What would it take to give people a spiritual life more powerful than anything in the past?  More...

County program receives Audubon Florida award

Audubon Florida has presented its Florida Special Places Award to the Palm Beach County Natural Areas Program, the first time in 15 years that the award has honored a local government.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Chinese purchases of U.S. real estate are skyrocketing

The Chinese are aggressively purchasing residential and commercial properties in the U.S. More...

Dreyfoos in White set for Nov. 12 in secret location

The Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation’s second annual Dreyfoos in White event will kick off the season on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 6-10 p.m. The secret location of the party will not be revealed until 5 p.m. More...

Collection for property tax payments opens early in Palm Beach County

Collections for 2014 Palm Beach County property tax payments opened early for the second year in a row, Anne M. Gannon, constitutional tax collector, announced in a statement.  More...

Kimberly McCarten named director of The Arc of Palm Beach County

Kimberly McCarten has been appointed Executive Director of The Arc of Palm Beach County, the agency announced in a prepared statement. Ms. More...

Veterans Day events, parades across Palm Beach County

¦ Film Screening: “The Men” — 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 6, at the Johnson History Museum, 300 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. Marlon Brando’s 1950 debut. A discussion of the film follows. More...

Real Estate News

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Celebrating Uncle Sam’s 201st birthday with a beer stein

Uncle Sam seems very happy, perhaps because he is 201 years old this year. Or perhaps because his likeness has been used on a beer stein. How did he become famous? The initials “U.S.” were put on barrels of beef sent to the U.S. More...

A most exclusive oceanfront compound on Manalapan

ONE OF ONLY TWO DIRECT OCEANFRONT estates on Manalapan, this estate offers more than 300 feet of direct ocean frontage. The Tahitian/Modern Transitional style of the house encompasses the best of modern beach living. The compound at 1370 Ocean Blvd. More...