About Real Men Wear Pink
Real Men Wear Pink gives men a leadership role in the fight against breast cancer. Community leaders around the nation use the power of pink to raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society's breast cancer initiatives, including innovative research, patient services, and education around screenings and risk reduction. It's one important way we're attacking cancer from every angle.
About John Parkinson
John L. Parkinson is an area general manager overseeing Hilton West Palm Beach and five Hilton hotels in Fort Lauderdale. A native Orlando resident, John began his career with Wyndham Hotels and held various operational positions at Marriott before his tenure with Hilton began in 2003. He ran the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista and Embassy Suites Orlando International Drive South Convention Center as general manager prior to relocating to West Palm Beach in 2015. During his fifteen years with Hilton, his hotels have received numerous awards achieving top goals at his Orlando hotels in 2010, 2011 and 2014, as well as Food & Beverage and Marketing Excellence awards in 2016 and 2017 for Hilton West Palm Beach.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – September 10, 2018) Marcie Gorman, Executive Producer & Artistic Director for the award-winning MNM Theatre Company, today announced their next show at the Kravis Center’s Rinker Playhouse will be a finger-snapping, ring-a-ding-ding sentimental favorite:
My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra
September 28 to October 14
Directed by Dominick Ruggiero with musical direction by Caryl Fantel, this delightful musical revue features 56 songs recorded by “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” including All of Me, All the Way, Chicago, Fly Me to the Moon, High Hopes, It Was a Very Good Year, Love and Marriage, That’s Life, the title song and more. The 4-person cast includes:
+ Clay Cartland
This is Clay Cartland’s fourth show with MNM following, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, as well as La Cage Aux Folles, Company and The World Goes ‘Round (Carbonell Award: Best Ensemble). He is a South Florida native and a proud recipient of a Carbonell and three Silver Palm Awards. Other recent credits include Rock of Ages, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Disaster! (Slow Burn Theatre Company); Gloria, and The Legend of Georgia McBride (Gablestage); Emperor of the Moon and Straight White Men (Thinking Cap Theatre); 1776 and Domestic Animals (Palm Beach Dramaworks); First Date, Godspell, and The Toxic Avenger (Actors' Playhouse); Passion, Assassins and Clark Gable Slept Here (Zoetic Stage); and The Trouble with Doug (Arts Garage). Cartland also works as a voiceover talent and teaches improv comedy.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – September 10, 2018) The Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and further cultivation and use of tropical and rare fruit in South Florida and around the world, is hosting its annual Tropical Fruit Tree & Edible Plant Sale on Saturday, October 6. The popular event will be held from 9 am to 2 pm in the Community Exhibit Buildings 8, 9 & 10 on the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach.
At this year’s Tropical Fruit Tree & Edible Plant Sale, vendors from all over the state will offer a wide variety of delightful and delicious fruit trees, including Avocado, Banana, Barbados Cherry, Black Sapote, Canistel, Carambola, Citrus, Dragon Fruit, Figs, Guava, Grumichama, Jackfruit, Jaboticaba, Longan, Lychee, Macadamia, Mamey Sapote, Mango, Miracle Fruit, Mulberry, Papaya, Peach, Persimmon, Soursop, Sugar Apple, Star Apple, Tamarind, herbs and spices, plus the Rare Fruit Council’s proprietary formulization for tropical fruits.
Also available will be educational information on the planting and growing of fruit trees, along with knowledgeable volunteers and vendors to answer any questions.
Tree and plant fans should enter the South Florida Fairgrounds through Gate 8 on Fair Grounds Road. Both admission and parking are FREE.
About The Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International, Inc.:
Established in 1970, the Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council (RFC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and furthering the cultivation and use of tropical and rare fruit in south Florida and throughout the world. The organization includes several hundred members interested in learning about, growing and enjoying tropical fruits.
Monthly meetings are the second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach, directly across from the west side of Palm Beach International Airport. Each meeting has an educational lecture by a speaker in the field of fruit science or related field, a fruit tree auction, a seed & plant exchange, and the chapter’s famous “tasting table” – a chance to taste various tropical fruits grown by members.
Membership is $25 yearly, and benefits include:
+ Monthly newsletter - filled with informative articles about growing rare fruits and related topics.
+ Propagation classes - members learn how to graft & air-layer tropical fruit trees.
+ Annual Ice Cream Social - for members and their guests only; the ice cream is handmade with fruits grown by members.
+ Plant Sales - members can bring fruit trees and edible plants to sell to the general public.
+ Organized field trips to regional fruit tree collections and plantings.
+ Periodic field trips to member yards and local orchards.
+ Volunteer opportunities for many interesting & exciting committees and events.
In addition, specially formulated fertilizer and pruning/grafting tools are offered at a discount for RFC members.
For more information about the Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International, Inc., please visit www.pbrarefruitcouncil.org.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(Lake Worth, FL – September 7, 2018) The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County today announced the 2018-2019 season of the popular series CULTURE & COCKTAILS. For the 14th season in a row, from November 2018 through April 2019, five fascinating conversations will be held at The Colony Hotel Pavilion, located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach.
The theme of the 2018-2019 season of CULTURE & COCKTAILS At The Colony is Legends, as the series spotlights some truly legendary figures from the worlds of art, cinema and music.
BEHIND THE SCENES
A Conversation with filmmaker Doug Liman
Doug Liman is the successful film director and producer behind a long line of box office hits, including Swingers with Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn, The Bourne Identity with Matt Damon, Mr. & Mrs. Smith with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Edge of Tomorrow and American Made with Tom Cruise, and Fair Game with Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. For TV and the Internet, his productions include Suits with Megan Markle, The Wall, The O.C. Impulse, and other series and commercials.
Interviewed by Ellen Liman, painter and owner of the Liman Gallery, Palm Beach
A Conversation with artist Bruce Helander
An arts critic and writer, curator and creative talent, Bruce Helander has been hailed as “the most recognized and successful collage artist in the country.” A former White House Fellow for the National Endowment of the Arts and winner of the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship for professional achievement in the visual arts, he was inducted into the Florida Artist Hall of Fame in 2014. His work is in over 50 museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Smithsonian, the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and other prestigious institutions.
Interviewed by Deborah C. Pollack, art historian, gallery owner, and author of several books including Palm Beach Visual Arts
(VILLAGE NEWS)_ Reminder: Our Code Update Workshop is tomorrow (Friday). See what our consultant is recommending for the future of the Village. It starts at 6 p.m. in the Community Center on Prosperity Farms Road. Our focus will be on U.S. Highway 1 and on Northlake Boulevard to determine what residents want those corridors to be in the coming years. Review the consultant's 135-page plan here: www.villagecodeupdate.org. -- Ed Cunningham, Communications Manager.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Coconut Creek, Fla. – Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will host veterans of SNL, Rob Schneider, Darrell Hammond, Chris Kattan, and Finesse Mitchell, in The Pavilion on Thursday, September 27 at 8 p.m.
Tickets (priced at $40/$60/$200 – for couch seating) are on sale now via Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-653-8000. The Pavilion box office will open at 1 p.m. on the day of the show for on-site ticket purchases and Will Call pickup.
A household name and comedy star, Schneider is well known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, and has become one of the most popular touring acts in comedy. He created and stars in the Netflix docu-series “Real Rob,” which focuses on the day-to-day hijinks of his life. The series marks the first time any actor has ever written, produced, starred in, directed and financed an entire season of a television show.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(Delray Beach, FL – September 6, 2018) Susan R. Williamson, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, and Dr. Blaise Allen, Director of Community Outreach, today reminded local poets and poetry fans about eight upcoming public events:
September 29 – 3:30 pm (Saturday)
8th Annual 100,000 Poets and Musicians for Change
American Rocks Bar and Grill
1600 East Hillsboro Blvd. in Deerfield Beach
The public is invited to participate in what could be the largest poetry reading in history. The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is hosting this annual open-mic event in partnership with 100 Thousand Poets for Change. This global happening will be taking place at the same time in over 1,000 venues in 120 countries. Poets will read and perform work to promote social, political, environmental sustainability, and change, simultaneously across the planet. Attendees are welcome to read their own work or favorite poems by other poets. Between poetry readings, special guest musicians will play songs for peace. Attendees are welcome to play or sing along. As in previous years, the event will be photographed by Dr. Allen and archived by Stanford University. Must be 21 years old to attend.
October 6 – 1:00 pm (Saturday)
One Foot on the Ground:
An Examination of the Role of Setting in Poetry
With Sam Leon
Old School Square – Classroom 6 (upstairs)
51 N. Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach
$10 per person
This workshop’s purpose is to explore how place – and placelessness – impacts a poem’s potency. Being grounded fully in a specific place allows for the poet to swim in unique images and evoke sensory details that breathe life into the poem. Attendees will discuss various grounded poems and move into the “in-between” that are less identifiable as real, specific, or singular places. How does the choice of setting and the establishment of a world’s rules serve the poetic purpose? Handouts will be provided with examples of poems that use place as a key tool in advancing the power of the words on the page. Participants will then respond to prompts during two ten-minute free writes. As a third and optional exercise, participants are encouraged to bring in a photo of a place of significance to them, with the goal of marrying the visual images with the poetic.
Bio: Sam Leon is an MFA candidate in poetry at Florida International University, where she teaches undergraduate writing. She is the Assistant Managing Editor for Gulf Stream Magazine. Leon earned her BA in English Writing from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where she was a two-time recipient of the Carroll Creative Writing Scholarship. Her book reviews and author interviews have been or will soon be published in Gulf Stream Magazine, Tupelo Quarterly, and The Iowa Review.
October 17 – 1 pm (Wednesday)
Bards of a Feather
Round Robin Open Mic Poetry Reading
Green Cay Nature Preserve, Community Room
12800 Hagen Ranch Road in Boynton Beach
Participants should bring up to four poems, original or not, to share with the group. Non-poets are welcome to attend.
PRESS RELEASE_MIAMI, Fla. – September 4, 2018 – Brightline, Florida’s new hospitality-focused express intercity passenger rail service, is introducing the Tasting Train, a series of premier culinary experiences. Guests will celebrate the art of winemaking featuring Far Niente Winery at a sold-out event on Friday, September 7. Connecting South Florida culinary aficionados like never before, Brightline will offer an onboard tasting of premier wines from Far Niente Winery and live entertainment en route from West Palm Beach or Fort Lauderdale to Miami. Upon arrival at MiamiCentral, guests will enjoy an exclusive tasting of Far Niente Winery’s wine, Napa-inspired cuisine and live music on the 50’ elevated platform at MiamiCentral, offering unparalleled views of the downtown Miami skyline.
“Brightline is focused on creating unique cultural experiences, and the Tasting Train is the first of its kind in South Florida that will offer outstanding wine, food and seamless transportation,” said Johanna Rojas, vice president of marketing for Brightline. “We are excited to launch this new series among other events that will be shared over the coming months.”
Brightline’s Tasting Train departs West Palm Beach at 7 p.m. and Fort Lauderdale at 7:39 p.m., arriving into Miami at 8:14 p.m. The return train departs Miami at 10:13 p.m., arriving into Fort Lauderdale at 10:41 p.m. and West Palm Beach at 11:27 p.m. Celebrity Chef and Miami Native Michelle Bernstein, whose company is catering the event, will also make a guest appearance.
Due to the overwhelming demand, Brightline is excited to announce the next Tasting Train event on Friday, October 5, which will feature iconic and historical wines of the Antinori family winery. Tickets will be available for purchase through our website in the coming days.
For more information on Brightline, please visit www.gobrightline.com. Tasting train guests must be 21 or older and prepared to provide ID.
VILLAGE NEWS: "Footprint" of Clubhouse begins to take shape
The hammers are swinging at the site of the future Country Club as progress is happening rapidly! This week crews began constructing the forms for the footings and floor area of the Clubhouse. From these shapes, it is starting to show the "footprint" of the building, and gives a rough idea of the area to be covered by the first floor. Next week the concrete will start to get poured. (Courtesy Ed Cunningham)
Looking for a good Happy Hour in Miami's downtown/Brickell area? You should consider Area 31, on the 16th floor of the Kimpton Epic hotel. It's both a restaurant and a bar, with the bar area temporarily located at the outdoor pool during construction. On a recent visit we enjoyed a glass of Prosecco and fried goat cheese from the Bar Bites menu (both $8) while taking in an expansive view of downtown Miami. Prices are even better on the weekends. So what are you waiting for?
Exploring what to see and do in North Palm Beach and the South Florida area. Your hosts are Pam and Gerry Barker.
GERRY PRONOUNCED GARY
Listen to Chapter One of "Panama Palmer"