(PRESS RELEASE)_PALM BEACH, FL — American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, is deploying to Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida in the wake of the devastating damage wrought by Hurricane Ian. The Category 4 storm made landfall on September 28th and barreled into Florida’s southwest coast, killing a number of people and displacing thousands in its path. It is already considered one of the worst storms to ever hit the state, with swirling winds, torrential rain and powerful storm surges tragically trapping both residents and their pets.
“American Humane is always ready to help both animals and people impacted by catastrophic natural disasters like this one,” said American Humane CEO and president Dr. Robin Ganzert. “Our team will be working tirelessly to do everything it can to rescue the precious animals caught in the wake of this destruction and help the resilient people of Florida come back from this stronger than ever.”
American Humane’s Rescue Team, under Code 3 Associates along with ASAR Training and Response, is rushing to the impacted area today with the organization’s 50-foot mobile rescue unit, one of three donated by internationally renowned philanthropist Lois Pope, making it possible for American Humane first responders to be on the ground and providing aid to animals and relief organizations in real time.
The team will be assisting local authorities and animal shelters in Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida to help rescue animals from the areas affected by severe flooding and structural damage, providing much needed care and attention to animals struggling in the wake of this crisis.
To support the American Humane Rescue team’s lifesaving work, please visit AmericanHumane.org.
(PRESS RELEASE)_This Tuesday, October 4th marks “National Taco Day” and plant chicken company, Daring, has a fun deal available at Miami’s freshest Mexican Street Food Experience, Coyo Taco:
Be sure to pop into Coyo Taco to take full advantage of this deal and celebrate National Taco Day with the best tacos in town. Go here for their locations.
(PRESS RELEASE)_WEST PALM BEACH, FL (September 30, 2022) - The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, now in its 30th Anniversary Season, also celebrates 10 years of its cutting-edge PEAK series with BélO the Haitian singing sensation. BélO, the artist who launched the series in 2012 is returning for two performances on October 8.
BélO, Haiti’s outspoken groove innovator, interweaves the Afro-Caribbean depths of Haitian tradition with a progressive voice for social and political transformation. BélO keeps the socially conscious spirit of reggae alive while drawing on the vibrant sounds of his artsy native town of Croix des Bouquet, and a globally informed, upbeat pan-African vibe.
BélO has made music and performance a powerful platform for addressing issues and transforming opinion. Whether singing to children in orphanages or raising awareness of AIDS, BélO knows exactly why he does what he does, as audiences across the U.S. will experience in October.
“With the love I have for my country, I can only give back,” he reflects. “I make music because I really want things to change, and I believe in the power of music to do that.”
BélO’s performance is a part of the Kravis Center’s PEAK series. PEAK focuses on ethnic diversity and contemporary themes, to elevate the creation and understanding of artistic expression, with an emphasis on performers drawn from diverse cultural backgrounds and communities. Guests attending performances in the Rinker Playhouse and Persson Hall will receive one complimentary beverage with every ticket purchased (underage guests will be offered a non-alcoholic selection.)
BélO’s program is made possible by a grant from the MLDaury Arts Imitative in honor of Leonard and Sophie Davis. The performances take place Saturday, October 8 at 6 pm and 8:30 pm. Tickets start at $30 and may be purchased at the official Kravis Center website kravis.org and at the Kravis Center Box Office by calling 561.832.7469. Kravis box office hours are Monday through Friday, 12pm-5pm. Guests attending will receive one complimentary beverage per purchased ticked.
(PRESS RELEASE)_JUPITER, FL (September 29, 2022) The Town of Jupiter Art Committee celebrates the spooky with its upcoming fall exhibition: “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” The public showcase runs October 7 – November 27, 2022, at the Town of Jupiter Community Center Art Gallery. An opening reception with live art demonstrations, light bites and beverages takes place October 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is free to attend.
More than 60 pieces of original art – from oils and acrylics to mixed media and fabric and beyond, representing seasonal themes – will be on display from area fine artists. The exhibition also includes a “Gallery of Lost Souls” featuring unclaimed art from past decades.
Paintings, photography, sculpture and more will be on display daily at the Jupiter Community Center located at 200 Military Trail in Jupiter. Public hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 9 pm, and Saturdays from 8 am to 4 pm.
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(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – September 29, 2022) Following two days of closure due to Hurricane Ian, Mounts Botanical Garden will re-open tomorrow (Friday, September 30, from noon to 3 pm) following post-storm clean-up, according to Curator-Director Rochelle Wolberg.
The popular Palm & Cycad Sale, an annual event at Mounts hosted by the Palm Beach Palm & Cycad Society, will be open to the public from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, October 1. This is the perfect opportunity to talk to experts. choose from a wide variety of more than 500 plants available for purchase, and even buy a limited supply of top-rated fertilizer and palm and cycad reference books.
Admission is FREE for members of Mounts Botanical Garden and the Palm Beach Palm & Cycad Society. For nonmembers, admission is $12 (adults), $10 (seniors 65+, college students and military with ID), $5 (ages 6-17), and free for children under 5. Tickets may be purchased at the gate, and it includes full Garden admission.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – September 27, 2022) The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts invites everyone to join the 30th Anniversary celebration during the 2022/2023 Season Public Ticket Sale Day on Saturday, October 1 starting at 10 a.m.
Those wishing to purchase their tickets fee-free in person can visit the Kravis Center Box Office located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach where the Kravis Center is providing light entertainment and refreshments from 9 am to 11 am. Tickets will also be available online at the Official Kravis Center Website, kravis.org beginning at 10 am.
“The Kravis Center has proudly served as the home for the performing arts in Palm Beach County for the past three decades,” says Georgiana Young, Senior Director of Programming. “This year, we are celebrating with a lineup that includes major Broadway blockbusters and legendary performers, as well as exciting international artists who reflect the rich diversity within the arts, and within our own community. Whether its classical music or rock, ballet or contemporary dance, comedy or drama, and everything in between – this season offers something for everyone.”
To get tickets and to see the season’s entire line-up visit the Kravis Center’s official website at kravis.org or view the season brochure at
(PRESS RELEASE)_Sept. 22, 2022 (WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) – The Armory Art Center is pleased to announce their latest exhibition, “Regional Printmaking Now!”, which will highlight artworks by South Florida’s established and emerging printmakers.
The juried exhibition opens to the public on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 and runs through Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. It will showcase current techniques and issues being addressed within South Florida’s printmaking community. Styles in “Regional Printmaking Now!” will include mixed media, silkscreen, lithography and much more.
“We look forward to featuring our region’s talented printmakers,” said Dr. Tom Pearson, CEO. “The intention behind this exhibition is to show the beauty of printmaking—while educating visitors that this intricate, classic art form is still thriving through today’s artists.”
the Armory will host a reception on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 (5 to 7 p.m.) to celebrate the exhibition’s opening. The reception is open to the public
By Georgina Cruz
Special to North Palm Beach Life
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower,” the late French philosopher and Nobel Prize laureate Albert Camus once observed. In Florida our leaves don’t turn and fall in autumn, but other things do tend to come down a bit: temperatures and prices at resorts. To my husband Humberto and me autumn is therefore a great time to take a few days to get away from our daily routines and recharge ahead of the busy holiday season. For our fall staycation this year we chose a place where vacationing is a state of mind.
The minute the traveler arrives at the AAA Four-Star Margaritaville Orlando Resort, it is crystal clear that total relaxation and escape are the order of the day here. The words, “Welcome To Paradise” on a sign above the entrance to the lobby greet guests. A giant, 13-foot-high, red flip-flop adorns the resort’s tropically inspired lobby along with a chandelier made from more than 300 margarita glasses. I knew right then and there that I would be enjoying “nibblin’ on sponge cake, watchin’ the sun bake all those tourists covered with oil…” as Jimmy Buffett’s hit song of 1977, “Margaritaville,” proclaims. Not to mention also enjoying a “frozen concoction” or two.
Inaugurated in 2019, Margaritaville Orlando has 186 rooms and suites equipped with floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the resort’s panoramas of lagoon-like pools and balconies for sunbathing and relaxing. There is a spa, restaurants and next to the resort a water park and a shopping and dining district.
(PRESS RELEASE)_WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – September 19, 2022 – Spatober: The Palm Beaches Wellness Month in partnership with Baptist Health South Florida will run throughout the destination October 1-31 with transformative spa and wellness offerings, pop-up events, and healthy dining deals available at venues located throughout the 39 towns and cities that comprise Palm Beach County. Just a short drive or train ride away from Miami and Fort Lauderdale, The Palm Beaches is inviting residents and visitors to put down their phones and put on their robes or workout gear to experience a bounty of special deals at area spas, along with fitness-focused activities and events for all. No matter a person’s definition of wellness, there is something for everyone during Spatober in The Palm Beaches.
Kicking off the month of rejuvenation is a Spatober sound bath meditation event at the Forbes Five-Star Eau Palm Beach spa on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 8:45 a.m. Guests can enjoy a soothing meditative sound bath led by the Metaphysical Healing Institute of Palm Beach followed by a healthy brunch. A special Spatober Yoga In The Park class will be held at Sanborn Square in Boca Raton on Saturday, October 8 at 9:00 a.m. with popular yoga instructor Leslie Glickman and is suitable for all levels. And on Friday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m., a Spatober Family Fitness event will take place at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center in Boynton Beach with fun fitness activities for kids. All events are free and will feature prize giveaways from participating partners; advance registration is required at Spatober.com
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