August 21, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Purple Heart Veterans group appoints Burke as ambassador

Purple Heart Veterans of Florida, a subsidiary of The Military Order of The Purple Heart (Department of Florida) announced the appointment of Thomas E. More...

Construction underway for new JMC Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center

Jupiter Medical Center recently broke ground for the new Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center, a twostory, 26,000 square foot facility at 2111 Military Trail, near Jupiter Medical Center’s current Outpatient Imaging Center. More...

Gulfstream Goodwill shoppe moves to Gardens from Delray

Gulfstream Goodwill Industries has moved its Vintage Shoppe from Delray Beach to the Northlake Goodwill Retail Thrift location at 4224 Northlake Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens, which is being renovated, the organization announced in a statement. More...

Food bank program feeds nearly 1,000 county families

This summer, nearly 1,000 needy families in Palm Beach County received food brought home by their children each Friday to help with the family’s weekend needs as a result of the Palm Beach County Food Bank Weekend Nutrition Program. More...

Special Sections

Pet Tales

Dog days of summer

Do you know the story behind this interesting expression? Here’s how it came into being

The dog days of summer. We’ve all heard this expression used to describe the hottest time of the year. More...

Pets of the Week

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Business News

Colony to close for first time in 40 years

Early in the 20th century, Palm Beach shut down for summer. Storefronts were shuttered, restaurants closed and even the venerable hotels took a holiday as guests headed north for the summer. The Colony Hotel was no exception to that rule. More...

Foreclosures up over July 2013

New foreclosures in Palm Beach County were up slightly in July, and up nearly 38 percent from the same period the previous year, when new requirements for foreclosure cases took effect throughout Florida. More...

Beekeepers to meet in West Palm Beach

The Palm Beach Beekeepers Association has announced that it will host the 94th annual conference of the Florida State Beekeepers Association, Oct. 2-4, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in West Palm Beach. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Birds of a feather... Phlock together

Parrot Heads bond for charity in the name of a man called Jimmy

Around the country, devotees of a man born on Christmas Day gather regularly to perform acts of charity and to share a common communion marked by celebratory music and special beverages. More...

Armory to begin classes at new annex in downtown Lake Worth

The Armory Art Center has classes scheduled starting in September in its new expanded location — The Armory Lake Worth Annex. The yearlong lease of the 5,000-squarefoot building at 1121 Lucerne Ave. More...

FLORIDA AUTHENTICA

Biking Lake Okeechobee’s dike

So the Bicycle Genie comes to me and says, “One wish.” I say: “I want a bicycle airplane that I can pedal SAFELY through the air, above the trees, high enough to look down on lakes and canals and yards and farmers in their fields. More...

Society

PGA National Resort & Spa hosts Sweet Treat Weekend

Brittany Brown and Kasey Schabacker More...

“Heal Up Superman John” fundraiser at PGA National Resort

Alfred Miller, Josh Wiggins, Jen Wiggins, Brandi Cooprider, Tamara Martin and Julie Kleiser More...

Dog Days of August, benefiting Furry Friends Rescue, at Paul Fisher Gallery

Colin Williams and William R. Cummings More...

Florida Weekly writer named Journalist of the Year

Florida Weekly staff writer Athena Ponushis has been named Journalist of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists in a statewide competition that included all newspapers, TV stations and magazines in Florida. More...

Great dogs of the rural south

Unpacking a box of old memorabilia, I came across an outline written 30 years ago for a book I planned to write. I have not written it. Back then, I had a flight of fancy born aloft by a momentary inspiration that the project had merit. More...

PGA of America offering footgolf – combo golf, soccer

FootGolf, a rapidly growing hybrid sport that combines both soccer and golf, will be available for the public to experience at PGA Country Club in Port St. Lucie through Aug. 24, the country club said in a statement. More...

Pick from 600 adoptable pets at Countdown 2 Zero

The inaugural Countdown 2 Zero adoption event, presented by The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation Inc., will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

KOC Santa Maria Council gives $2,000 to food program

During a recent Knights of Columbus Santa Maria Council 4999 business meeting, Grand Knight Ted Ring presented a donation of $2,000 to Henry Insera, coordinator for the St. More...

Opinion

The Florida governor nobody remembers

Here’s a nightmarish thought. The seemingly interminable race for governor has almost three months to go. Can we possibly endure? More...

James Risen, surveillance and Obama’s threat to journalism

The Obama administration’s espionage case against alleged CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling is expected to come to trial soon, six years after he was indicted. More...

Healthy Living

In wake of Williams’ death, suicide prevention critical topic

Robin Williams’ untimely passing has had a profound, far-reaching effect on so many of us. Williams was a larger than life presence — a man who was able to touch us deeply — and who made us laugh and made us cry. More...

Back-to-school tips from Palm Beach Children’s Hospital

Parents, it’s time to put on your thinking caps for a quick quiz. Don’t worry, you won’t be graded. But knowing the answers can help you get your child off to a good start to the school year. More...

Real Estate News

Hypoluxo Island elegance

This magnificent trophy property sits at the northern point of Hypoluxo Island, boasting 260 feet of water frontage and views up the Intracoastal. The European inspired five-bedroom, 5½-bathroom estate at 1219 N. More...

Jews Can Jump: Kids compete in the Maccabi Games

Watching the team of lanky teenage girls from Israel mow down their volleyball opponents on the court in “the Burrow,” as FAU’s Basketball Arena is known, I couldn’t help wondering how the turmoil back in their homeland was af More...

Sandy Days, Salty Nights

Skunk Ape erotica

I’ve recently been tromping around the Everglades looking for the Skunk Ape, a Bigfoot-like creature rumored to live in Florida’s swamps. 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. JUST ANNOUNCED: More...

Cuisine

Wine/saké pairing to highlight flavors of Japan, Korea

Chef Roy Villacrusis will host a wine/ saké pairing dinner featuring the flavors of Korea and Japan at Aah Loi Thai & Sushi. The dinner, set for Aug. 24, will consist of raw and cooked composed dishes. More...

Swordfish dish wins throwdown

Four chefs “threw down” Aug. 17 in a semi-final challenge at Williams- Sonoma at The Gardens Mall for a chance at a $1,000 purse in the Chef’s Challenge for Feast of the Sea. More...

In the kitchen with... NOOPY AREERAK,

Malakor Thai Café

He’s only been in the United States for 10 years, but Nopporn “Noopy” Areerak has already made a mark with dining fans at Malakor Thai. More...