May 21, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

16th annual Philippine Summer Festival June 6 at South Florida Fairgrounds

The public is invited to attend the 16th annual Philippine Summer Festival on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

“A Night at the Auction” held at The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach

Nick Sargent, Nicole Kirchhoff, Kristen Kellogg Smith and Taylor Smith More...

Commmunity Foundation awards luncheon June 3 at Kravis Center Cohen Pavilion

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties will host its annual Founder’s Award Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 3 at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion. This year’s program will honor Palm Beach resident William M. More...

Special Sections

Pet Tales

Forsake the snake

Snake-aversion training can help any dog avoid a serious or even fatal bite

Has your dog passed his SAT? Snakeaversion training, that is. More...

Pets of the Week

To adopt: The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Humane Society of the Palm Beaches, is located at 3100/3200 Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Adoptable pets and other information can be seen at hspb.org. For adoption information call 686-6656. More...

Healthy Living

Open communication with children helps them stay safe on Internet

Tara knew it would be a disaster to check Facebook or Instagram. Sure enough, Lindsey’s party was posted everywhere. Everyone in Tara’s class had clearly been invited — and they all seemed to be having an amazing time. More...

Some symptoms indicate an emergency, and may require trip to the ER

Choosing the kind of medical care you need depends on your situation. Some circumstances clearly require emergency medical attention, such as a stroke. But other cases are not so clear cut. More...

Real Estate News

Exquisite villa on prestigious Everglades Island, Palm Beach

This exquisite two-story Venetian style villa, located on prestigious Everglades Island, offers magnificent views of Lake Worth. More...

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Your old playthings can fetch serious prices at auction

Moving to a smaller house or apartment or trying for a less cluttered house usually means there are unwanted toys. More...

Sandy Days, Salty Nights

Boyfriends versus lovers

On a recent Saturday morning, I met my girlfriends for brunch downtown. Over eggs and bacon, we caught up on the latest gossip. “How’s your lover?” Susie asked. My lover? I mentally scanned the possibilities. More...

What To Do, Where To Go

CALENDAR

Please send calendar listings to calendar editor Janis Fontaine at pbnews@floridaweekly.com. For Memorial Day events see the story on A1, with a list of activities. THURSDAY05.21 More...

Cuisine

In the kitchen with... Thomas Op’t Holt, Deep Blu Seafood Grille, Jupiter

COURTESY PHOTO

Deep Blu Seafood Grille’s Chef de Cuisine Thomas Op’t Holt first discovered his passion for cooking when he took a home economics class in middle school. “I saw right away that cooking came naturally to me,” he said. More...

Pairings event set for downtown West Palm

Downtown West Palm Beach will hold its fourth annual “Pairings” event, a progressive dining tour of the area set for May 28. More...

THE DISH:

Highlights from local menus

The Dish: Cracked Conch Appetizer The Place: Cod & Capers Seafood Marketplace & Café, Crystal Tree Plaza, 1201 U.S. 1, North Palm Beach; 622-0963 or codandcapers.com The Price: $10 More...

Remember the sacrifice: Area events mark Memorial Day

For more than 200 years, young men and women have answered the call to fight for their country. Hundreds of thousands have died for answering that call. And, once a year, we pause on Memorial Day to remember that sacrifice and to say thank you. More...

Popular Riviera Beach KDW Classic to offer more cash prizes than ever

The 13th annual Palm Beach County KDW Classic, one of Florida’s largest KDW style fishing tournaments, will return to the Riviera Beach Marina on May 30 with more cash prizes than ever before. More...

Wanted: Men 55 and older for softball

The Jupiter Senior Softball Association is seeking men 55 and older to participate in games every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m. All are welcome regardless of talent level. More...

Palm Beach Zoo’s ‘Do at the Zoo’ raises $121,000 for the animals

An array of brightly-colored international flags greeted a record-high number of guests recently during the 2015 “Do at the Zoo,” the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society’s annual spring fundraiser, which reached a new fundrais More...

Almost half of all streaming-media customers share their passwords

Streaming media services are quite popular: 51 percent of American households say they subscribe to Amazon Prime Instant Video, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Netflix, and/or WatchESPN, according to a December 2014 survey by the Consumer Reports National Researc More...

Opinion

Too much of a bad thing

The sudden adjournment three days early of the Florida House of Representatives ended the 2015 legislative session in a debacle. Maybe House Speaker Steve Crisafulli thought no one outside of Tallahassee would notice, but he was wrong. More...

Travesty

In eight years of column writing, I’ve never used the word travesty — not once. I’m proud of that fact. The word has been employed so frequently that often it rings with a tone of useless hysteria. More...

The price of cheap labor

Manicures and pedicures aren’t usually news or fodder for commentary, but a blockbuster report in The New York Times has made them a compelling issue. More...

Business News

JOB HUNTING?

Take time for a ‘commercial’ break

If you’re a job seeker, you can bet you’ll run into the request: “Tell me about yourself.” And you can also bet your interviewer isn’t looking for an answer like: “Well, I’m a Pisces, I like to read sci-fi no More...

Arts & Entertainment News

ROCK THE LINE

Band folds hip-hop, rock into its country sound

There is no fiddle or steel to be heard when Florida Georgia Line hits the stage. There is, however, lots of electric guitar, rapping, a drum solo and some of the biggest hits in country music from the last three years. More...

Dramaworks production resonates with heartache of “Lady Day”

THEATER REVIEW

Veil after veil is slowly stripped away from the elegant, sophisticated stage persona that is “Billie Holiday” until standing exposed is a blunted devastated victim of racism, sexism and abuse — some imposed and some self-inflicted More...

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

We’re in the full throes of summer, so why not head over to Arcadia for its monthly fair, set for May 23? More...

Society

Kretzer Piano Music Foundation Kicks off Great Give 2015 at The Colony Hotel

Copeland Davis, Sharon Koskoff and Major Pierre Smith More...

Over $235,000 raised, presented during weekend charities fundraiser at Ibis Golf & Country Club

Presenters and recipients gather. A record-breaking weekend raised over $235,000 from a combined effort of the Ibis Charities Foundation and Ibis Friends of Veterans. More...

5th anniversary of Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches

Carrie Perry and Mack Perry More...