April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Quantum Foundation OKs 10 grants for more than $1.7 million

The board of Quantum Foundation, under the chairmanship of local businessman and philanthropist William A. Meyer, approved 10 new grants totaling $1,718,287 at its recent board meeting. More...

Leadership Palm Beach County announces excellence award finalists

Leadership Palm Beach County announced the four finalists of the 2014 Leadership Excellence Award at a breakfast held recently with past presidents of the organization. More...

County new foreclosure cases down 52 percent from 2013

The number of new foreclosure cases filed in Palm Beach County increased slightly from February to March but remain substantially lower than last year’s levels, according to the latest statistics from the Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach Cou More...

27 North Riders hit the trifecta

Kieran and Fisher Grant, along with Nick Ventresca — all of them 27 North SUP riders, a team based in Jupiter — swept the top three positions at stop #1 of the U.S. SUP Tour held in Huntington Beach, Calif., on March 22 and 23. More...

Opinion

The First Amendment is such a nuisance

Every time the Supreme Court rules in favor of the First Amendment in a campaign-finance case, the left recoils in disgust. More...

From Kabul to Cairo, the killing and jailing of journalists continues

Journalism is not a crime. This is the rallying cry in demanding the release of four Al-Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt. More...

Healthy Living

How to respond when aging parents can no longer drive

“Mom, what’s up? I can tell something’s not right.” Gloria knew there was something wrong just by the tone of her mother’s voice. “Oh, Gloria. It’s no big deal. Dad had a minor fender- bender yesterday. More...

If your child has a heart defect

As expectant parents look forward to the birth of their child, they may wonder which parent the baby will look like, whose eyes their baby will have, or, if they haven’t found out already, if they are having a boy or a girl. More...

Real Estate News

A Palm Beach paradise

THIS IN-TOWN, SPACIOUS FOUR-BEDROOM, 5.1-bathroom home is a true paradise, offering both formal and informal living. More...

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Skittles was once a kid’s game before it was a fruit-flavored candy

Antique games of all sorts interest collectors. Sometimes the rules of a game or the history of its design and graphics is unknown. More...

Celine Dion’s Jupiter Island home reduced to $62.5 million

After five years of sold-out shows at Caesars Palace, Celine Dion restarts her record-setting performances on June 10. With so much time away for show business and her Las Vegas contract extended to 2019, Ms. More...

Sandy Days, Salty Nights

Are soul mates found or made?

I recently sat in an audience and listened to Jane Pauley talk about her new book, “Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life.” She spoke about the struggles people face in finding their passion and joked that only a few have made their ma More...

Cuisine

Some sparkling conversation with a stellar champagne maker

When Régis Camus joined Piper- Heidsieck Champagne in 1994 as winemaker, he set out to increase quality and restore the house to one of the district’s finest. More...

Pinot grigio or white zin?

Ordering wine can be a challenge. More...

Share Our Strength, share some food

Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Palm Beach is set for 7 p.m.-10 p.m. April 23 at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. More...

Raise a glass to Legacy Food and Wine

Call it a food-lover’s delight. Or the any oenophile’s envy. Or simply call it by its name: Legacy Place Food and Wine Festival. More...

C OMMENTARY

Lester was here

Earlier this month, the U.S Supreme Court announced another 5-4 majority decision that has a transformative effect on campaign finance. The Court’s McCutcheon v. More...

Quantum House raises funds to add rooms for families of kids being treated

“Welcome home!” That’s the greeting that more families than ever will soon receive at Quantum House, the nonprofit facility that provides a home-like environment for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach Coun More...

First Palm Beach Autism Festival April 18 at Downtown at the Gardens

In celebration of Autism Awareness Month, the Autism Society of Palm Beach/Martin County is hosting a new FUNdraiser for the entire family: The Palm Beach Autism Festival, presented by The Eppy Group, The Palm Beach Kennel Club and The Slomin Family More...

Pet Tales

What’s your canine IQ?

Think you know dogs? Test your knowledge of their behavior, health and anatomy

How much do you know about dogs? Take this quiz and find out. The answers are at the end. Feel free to consult your dog if you’re not sure of the answers. 1. Chasing cars, skateboards or other fastmoving objects is a form of what type of behavior? More...

Pets of the Week

Full Story

This Peggy Adams adoption required a doggie passport

A short story about a small dog: In early March, Ursula Schwartz came from Germany to visit her granddaughter in Boca Raton. During her visit, Mrs. Schwartz’s granddaughter was dog-sitting for a Pomeranian mix named Khloe. Mrs. More...

Business News

From the beginning

The Gardens Mall salutes its original retailers as it continues celebrating “25 Years of Giving.”

In recognition of its silver anniversary and a commitment to nonprofit outreach, The Gardens Mall launched the “25 Years of Giving” campaign, showcasing strategic partnerships with 25 local philanthropic organizations. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Have a SUMMER BALL

Roger Dean Stadium slides into season with special-events series

Darth Vader, the stormtroopers and one dozen other alien creatures who looked like they walked from the set of Star Wars to the infield at Roger Dean Stadium kicked off the 2014 minorleague baseball season, science-fictionstyle. More...

Forget tragedy; Shakespeare fest aims for laughs

It was a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions. Kevin Crawford, one of the founding members of the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival, died unexpectedly last December of catastrophic liver failure. More...

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

Antiques and collectibles events are slowing down for the end of season and for Easter and Passover, but there still is enough going on statewide for collectors to get their fix: More...

What To Do, Where To Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

Please send calendar listings to calendar editor Janis Fontaine at pbnews@floridaweekly.com. Thursday, April 17 More...