Publix has announced these upcoming job fairs:
Date: Wednesday, October 5
Time: 9 AM to 6 PM
Location: Double Tree Inn, 3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd, Key West
Date: Thursday, October 6
Time: 9 AM to 6 PM
Location: Holiday Inn, 101437 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo, FL 33037
Publix is also hosting a two-day job fair for all the stores in Jupiter, Tequesta, Hobe Sound and northern Palm Beach Gardens. The event details are:
Dates: Monday and Tuesday, October 17 & 18
Time: 10 AM to 7 PM each day
Location: Store 228, Chasewood Plaza
6330 W. Indiantown Rd., Jupiter, FL 33458
Coming Oct. 1 -- 10 am to 1 pm: Touch-a-Truck:
"Touch-a-Truck is a fun, community event that gives children of all ages an opportunity to touch, explore and see their favorite trucks and big equipment. You can see dump trucks, fire trucks, construction equipment, tractors, delivery vans, cement mixers, and more! You see them on the road everyday...now you can get close enough to touch them all!
"The NPB Fire Dept. will hold their annual Fire Safety Fair at the same time. Children will be able to see demonstrations, explore fire trucks, police cars and much more! This is a FREE event and will be held at Anchorage Park, 603 Anchorage Drive. For more information, call 561-841-3386."
News from the North Palm Doris Italian Market:
"To help spread awareness during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Doris Italian Market & Bakery presents a Wine and Food Gala benefiting the American Cancer Society – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on Friday, Oct. 21 from 8:15 to 10:15 p.m. at Doris Italian Market & Bakery in the Shoppes at City Centre, 11239 U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach.
"Open to the public, the Gala offers guests the opportunity to sample more than 100 wines from around the world, enjoy a buffet of authentic Italian cuisine and sample artisan cheeses. Tickets are $29.95. American Cancer Society – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer receives $10 from each ticket sold and each guest receives a $10 credit toward a wine purchase that evening. Special pricing on wines is offered throughout the evening.
"Tickets to the Wine & Food Gala can be purchased in advance at the North Palm Beach location or email email@example.com for an online order form. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 954-572-5269."
All that activity around the Parker Bridge on US 1 today is about a new Florida Power and Light pole replacement. The new pole is substantially higher and weighs in at 70,000 pounds. Below is the scene at Marina Bay condominiums as a heavy duty truck prepares to dig the new hole. When placed, the new pole can withstand winds of up to 200 MPH -- and here's hoping we don't put that to the test! (NBPL Photos)
(Press Release) -- The 3rd Annual 2016 Feast of the Sea will be held October 22, 2016 in the Meyer Amphitheatre, located at 105 Evernia Street in Downtown West Palm Beach. This year’s Feast of the Sea will be a two part, one-day seafood festival. The first portion of the festival is from 11a.m. – 4 p.m. and comprises of a free general admission seafood extravaganza featuring 24 local chefs and restaurants providing guests the opportunity to enjoy delicious seafood dishes from some of the area's best culinary talents. In addition to the daytime public ‘feastivities’, there will be limited available experiences for purchase providing exclusive tastings, seating and service. Passes for theses added-value experiences are available for purchase now.
Following the daytime portion of the event, Feast of the Sea will transition into a fully ticketed event. The anticipated Chef’s Challenge series will return for one night; filled with interactive entertainment. In what will become known as the ‘Chefs Colosseum’, 16 local celebrity chefs will battle it out in the Meyer Amphitheatre through multiple rounds of intense competition to reach the finals. With each round of ‘iron-chef style’ competition, chefs’ skills will be tested to advance to the final round where one will be crowned the 2016 Maestro del Mar. The winning chef will be awarded a $5,000 cash prize.
Twenty-four of Palm Beach County’s best chefs will represent their respective restaurants offering culinary demonstration stations that will allow guests an opportunity to experience the hottest dishes from community insiders and brands utilizing state-of-the-art culinary equipment. Unique nautical art vendors will display beautiful artworks as live musical performances entertain guests. Feast of the Sea is expected to host approximately 8,000 guests providing an immediate economic impact to the City of West Palm Beach.
“The producers of Feast of the Sea have always maintained their efforts in showcasing not only great chefs and restaurants in Downtown West Palm Beach but also the culinary talent throughout Palm Beach County.” said Raphael Clemente, executive director of the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority. “We expect this year will be even better and we are very excited to see the new additions.”
One of the greatest additions for the 3rd Annual Feast of the Sea is the partnership with the Els for Autism Foundation. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the foundation. “Having recently launched our culinary classes for continuing education with children and adults of the spectrum, we are excited about this partnership with Feast of the Sea,” said Nicole Poundstone, Manager, Events & Communications for the Els for Autism Foundation. Prior to the start to start of Feast of the Sea, some of the participating chefs will work directly with the Els for Autism Foundation by teaching cooking lessons to the students of the Els Center. “With our upcoming expansion of the Els Center campus, we look forward to the support of the Feast of the Sea in helping us achieve our fundraising and programming goals. The Els for Autism Foundation is proud to be chosen as a benefiting charity of the 2016 Feast of the Sea. Thank you, Feast of the Sea, for supporting us as we help people on the autism spectrum fulfill their aspirations to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives”.
For more information on Feast of the Sea visit www.feastofthesea.com.
October is National Seafood Month, and Chef Gary O’Connor at Atlantis, Paradise Island in Nassau is helping us celebrate early with this recipe for Grouper Fillet Moqueca.
6 oz. raw shrimp – cubed
2 tsp red onion – brunoise
1 tsp garlic – chopped
1 tsp serrano pepper – chopped
1 tsp green bell pepper - brunoise
1 tsp red bell pepper - brunoise
1 tsp yellow bell pepper - brunoise
2 tsp roma tomato – brunoise
4 oz. coconut milk
Salt & crushed black pepper
1 oz. Red palm oil
Sauté shrimp with onion, garlic and serrano peppers. Add peppers, tomatoes and stir. Finish with coconut milk and cilantro. Season to taste
Arroz Con Coco
1 lb. Jasmine Rice
3 oz. red onion – minced
2 oz. garlic – minced
8 oz. coconut milk
4 oz. fresh grated coconut
3 oz. extra virgin olive oil
2 bay leaves
Light vegetable stock
Salt and crushed black pepper
Wash rice and drain. Repeat process 3 times. Sauté bay leaves, onion & garlic in olive oil. Add rice & coconut. Sauté. Add vegetable stock - cover and simmer. Finish with coconut milk towards the end.
7 oz. Fresh Grouper fillet
Arroz Con Coco
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 oz. Extra virgin olive oil
Salt & crushed black pepper
Cilantro for garnish
Season grouper with crushed cumin and sear on a plancha with olive oil. Finish cooking in the oven for about 10 minutes. Arrange Arroz Con Coco in the center of a plate. Spoon Shrimp Moqueca around the rice. Garnish with micro cilantro
(Press Release) -- MIAMI -- Today, Brightline “topped out” its Fort Lauderdale train station, signaling the completion of the station structure and a shift of focus toward interior outfitting and finish efforts. To celebrate, Broward County Vice Mayor Barbara Sharief, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler and local community leaders helped raise the American flag, alongside the Brightline and Moss & Associates flags. This marks another major milestone as work continues to progress in anticipation of the Brightline express train service launch in mid-2017, connecting Fort Lauderdale to Miami and West Palm Beach.
“Brightline will be a much-needed transportation alternative and we are thrilled with the momentum and increased development its station is bringing to the City of Fort Lauderdale,” said Fort Lauderdale Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler. “Fort Lauderdale is a world-class destination, welcoming more tourists each year and benefiting from a significant amount of private investment in new developments. With Brightline, we’ll have a transportation system that furthers our goal of being a fully connected city.”
“The Fort Lauderdale Brightline station will create a transportation hub, connecting Broward County to Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties,” said Broward County Vice Mayor Barbara Sharief. “It’s wonderful to see so many workers here today who have helped build the station and this new train service will be creating many more jobs and opportunities for residents of Broward County.”
To date, more than 5,000 cubic yards of concrete have been poured for the station. The 16-V columns that flank the ground floor and upper-level lobby have been erected and installed, and work will now commence on the installation of the escalators, perimeter glass and roofing. Additional concrete will be poured for interior aspects, such as walls and slabs. About 100 workers have brought the project to life, and the topping out ceremony celebrates these accomplishments.
“The topping out of our Fort Lauderdale station marks another important milestone in the development of our Brightline train service,” said Mike Reininger, Brightline president. “More than 65 percent of the work has been completed on the entire system between Miami and West Palm Beach, and our team is expanding each week as we look forward to launching service in less than a year.”
“It has been a privilege to build the Brightline stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach,” said Bob Moss, Chairman and CEO of Moss & Associates, the general contracting firm for the Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach stations. “This is an iconic project in concept as well as execution and upon completion, it will change the transportation paradigm in South Florida.”
The station, located along NW 2nd Avenue between Broward Boulevard and NW 4th Street, spans 60,000 square feet in the newly named “Flagler Village” area and is already revitalizing the northern area of downtown. Plans for new developments in close proximity to the station, including housing, commercial and hotel, have been announced.
Brightline will offer a variety of other modes of transportation to get riders to the stations and to their final destinations. In Fort Lauderdale, riders will have access to ride-sharing/taxi options, Broward b-Cyle bike share, rental cars and shuttle services, as well as be able to connect to the Sun Trolley, Broward County Transit system and future Wave Streetcar. In addition, the station is within walking distance to City Hall, the Historic District, Museum of Science, Riverwalk area and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
One way to tell you're in Florida -- when you see large white birds
resting on a luggage rack in a parking lot. (NPBL Photo)
Exploring what to see and do in North Palm Beach and the South Florida area. Your hosts are Pam and Gerry Barker.
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