(NORTH PALM BEACH NEWS)_Here's a drone shot of the new Country Club showing the first floor and the building's location next to the pool. U.S. Highway 1 is at the top of the picture. The semi-circular part closest to the golf course is where the restaurant will be, with a great view of the greens. -- Ed Cunningham.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – December 27, 2018) Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden today announced that it would be celebrating the garden’s 40th Anniversary RUBY JUBILEE with another major new, family-friendly attraction:
Patrick Dougherty Entwined at Mounts Botanical Garden
‘A Community Build Project’
(January – June 2019)
North Carolina-based artist Patrick Dougherty is known for his Stickwork projects that combine both his carpentry skills and love of nature. Over the years, his work evolved from single pieces on conventional pedestals to monumental scale environmental works that require saplings by the truckload. Over the last 30 years, he has built over 250 of these works, and become internationally acclaimed. His sculpture has been seen from Scotland to Japan to Brussels, and all over the United States, including two Florida gardens (McKee Botanical in Melbourne and Pinecrest Gardens in Miami) and his recent massive project at Cincinnati’s Taft Museum of Art.
“Each one of Dougherty’s structures are completely original, as will be his Stickwork at Mounts,” says Rochelle Wolberg, Curator-Director at Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest public garden, located just minutes from downtown West Palm Beach. “These giant, all natural structures take three weeks to hand-assemble and will be an interactive and environmental experience, perfect for adults and children to wander through, admire, and become part of a living art experience.”
Community Build Project
January 8-18 & 22-26
During the construction of TWISTED, Dougherty will be supported by more than 100 local volunteers including master gardeners, Mounts members, and representatives from such community organizations as Junior League, Legal Aid, Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension and multiple horticultural and plant societies, all working together to help build the Stickwork exhibition. Throughout this process, the artist will solicit naming suggestions from both volunteers and onlookers.
Note: Mounts Botanical Garden will be closed on Monday, January 21, for Martin Luther King Day.
Meet the Artist
Wednesday, January 16, 6 to 7 pm
This is the perfect opportunity to hear from Patrick Daugherty at the Stickworks installation site, followed by a book signing at Mounts Exhibit Hall A. The cost to attend is FREE for members, $10 for nonmembers.
The Naming Ceremony
Saturday, January 26, 5 to 6:30 pm
Mounts members and Community Build volunteers are invited to a special sneak peek of the new Stickworks exhibit at Mounts, at which artist Patrick Dougherty will announce the official name of the project. Starting on Sunday, January 27, the public can visit Mounts and experience the completed TWISTED Stickworks exhibition.
Hours & Admission for TWISTED
Daily – 10 am to 4 pm
The Great Lawn Area
FREE for Mounts members; $10 for nonmembers; $5 for children ages 5-12
Tickets are available for purchase at the Garden’s main gate. To schedule a group tour, call 561-233-1757.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.–In appreciation of the brave men and women who keep Palm Beach County safe, Burger Bar will offer a specially priced holiday meal deal for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on Wednesday, January 9.
Local police officers can enjoy an All-American Burger for $6.50 (reg. $13) and a complimentary beer of their choice, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. A valid badge is required to redeem offer.
“Every day should be National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day,” said Burger Bar’s general manager Tom Elwood. “The staff at Burger Bar truly appreciates the men and women who keep us safe. They are heroes and we owe them a debt of gratitude.”
Members of the community who wear blue in support of local law enforcement will receive a complimentary beverage.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (561) 630-4545 or visit burgerbar.com. Burger Bar is located in Donald Ross Village at 4650 Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Hours are Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday through Saturday,11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Give the gift of an experience unlike any other this year – give the gift of Beach Bash! It’s not too late to purchase tickets to this year’s Beach Bash Palm Beach benefitting The Sea Turtle Hospital at Loggerhead Marinelife Center! On Saturday, Dec. 29, from 8 p.m. to midnight at The Beach Club on Palm Beach, Lilly Pulitzer’s Beach Bash is going to be the party of the year.
Iconic Lilly Pulitzer once said, “If you don’t have any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.” Beach Bash Palm Beach, now in its 13th year, is Lilly Pulitzer’s largest annual charity event. Saving sea turtles never looked so good!
This year’s theme, For the Love of Palm Beach will celebrate 60 years of Lilly Pulitzer and the glittering heritage of Palm Beach fashion and lifestyle. Lilly Leas Ferreira, who is Lilly Pulitzer’s granddaughter, is Chairing this year’s event.
“Beach Bash has always been great, but this year, we have a new level of community support and excitement surrounding it,” said Ferreira.
On Saturday, Dec. 29 over 700 philanthropic influencers will spend a beautiful evening at The Beach Club on Palm Beach for one of the most anticipated celebrations of the season.
Decked in their brightest Lilly fashion, guests will enjoy:
· Rosé by Whispering Angel and Frosé by The Palm
· Lash and braid bar by Anushka
· Fresh juice creations by Field of Greens
· Flowing libations, featuring Funky Buddha Brewery and Tito’s Handmade Vodka
· Trying their luck with the Kendra Scott jewelry pull
· Heavy bites in the Beach Club’s bistro
· Exciting entertainment, dancing and performances
· Décor by world-renowned event designer Bruce Sutka
· The Lilly Casita, a new lounge and cabana area
· A lavish thank you bag, featuring surprise items for each guest
“We are thrilled to celebrate 60 years of Lilly Pulitzer at this year’s Beach Bash,” said Jack E. Lighton, Loggerhead Marinelife Center president & CEO. “The event will showcase our treasured environmental assets: sea turtles, magnificent beaches and azure ocean waters.”
The 2018 Beach Bash Palm Beach Committee includes event Chair Lilly Leas Ferreira and Co-Chair Nick Kassatly, as well as Sean Ferreira, Stacy Kassatly, Kent Anderson, Billy & Katie Benjamin, Jett & Eve Beres, Giovanni Di Stadio & Jack E. Lighton, Robert & Kimberly Gimson, Paul & Danielle Lawler, Kelly Ring, Nickolas & Nicole Sargent, Tyler & Camila Sargent, Carter & Meghan Taylor, and Savannah Wentley.
Beach Bash tickets are $275 per person through Tuesday, Dec. 25, and ticket prices increase to $325 on Wednesday, Dec. 26. Tickets at the door are $325. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
The 2018 sponsors include: Presenting Sponsor Lilly Pulitzer; Aristokids P.B. Girls Club, P.B. Boys Club, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Jupiter Medical Center, Private Oceans, and 3550 South Ocean.
For more information including sponsorship opportunities, visit marinelife.org/beachbash or contact Tracy Gulick, LMC director of development, at email@example.com or 561-627-8280, ext. 103.
(PRESS RELEASE)_DELRAY BEACH, FL – The opportunity to be an integral part of a professional tennis match is available to kids in the South Florida community at the upcoming $650,000 Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com.
Applications for Ballkids are now being accepted for the tournament’s ATP Tour and ATP Champions Tour events on February 15-24, 2019 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center.
Ballkids must be 12 years old or older and attend training sessions to prepare them for their vital role in the professional matches starring ATP Tour stars like world #6 Kevin Anderson, defending champion American Frances Tiafoe and Aussie whirlwind Nick Kyrgios. Each participant will receive uniforms, meals during working sessions, match tickets for families and friends, and an invitation to the popular Ballkids party.
Each Ballkid must work at least three of the tournament's 17 sessions, including matches on Saturday, February 16 or Sunday, February 17.
Training dates are Wednesday, January 23 (5-7 p.m.), Wednesday, February 6 (5-7 p.m.), and Thursday, February 7 (5-7 p.m.). New applicants must attend all three training sessions.
For more information on the Ballkids program, including an application and release form, visit yellowtennisball.com/ballkids or call (561) 330-6000.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(NORTH PALM BEACH, FL) – Paddle enthusiasts can test their skills at the Fourth Annual Palm Beach Paddlefest race set for Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in Jupiter at Harbourside Place, 200 North US Highway 1.
The popular paddle event, hosted by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc. (MIAPBC), features two races, a six and two-mile race accommodating both men and women with six categories including SUP 12’6, SUP 14, Prone (all), OC-1, Surfski Single and Kayak. “This year we increased our long race from five to six miles based on feedback we received from racers. We also are adding a new and free kids fun SUP race,” says Alyssa Freeman, the operations director for MIAPBC and chairperson of the event. The short race is two miles.
The event kicks off with a relaxing yoga session by Breathe Salt Yoga at 9:00 a.m. Paddle races will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the six-mile course, followed by the two-mile race course and kids fun SUP race. Afterwards, a post-race awards ceremony takes place at Harbourside Place Amphitheater. Cash prizes will be awarded for SUP (14’ and under) top three male and female overall ($250-$750) and top surfski male and female ($250). Trophies will be awarded to the top three male and female overall, plus first place male and female in each division.
Interested participants can register online at http://bit.ly/PBPF2019SignUp. Paddlers are encouraged to register by February 8 to take advantage of lower registration fees. Pre-registration race fee is $50 for the long race and $40 for the short race, or $65.00 for the long race and $55 for the short race the day of the event. The registration fee includes a 2019 Palm Beach Paddlefest collectible Tunaskin ECHO performance t-shirt or tank, chance to win a custom trophy and cash prizes, and entry to the racer lounge with complimentary food and beverages.
Join the MIAPBC on Saturday, February 9 at 9:00 a.m. for this great and free, family-friendly event. Attendees can sign up for free guided kayak tours through JetRide, browse vendor booths, enjoy music, and take part in activities for the kids like face painting and a touch tank. The festival caters to both new and experienced paddlers, and everyone with a love of the water! For more information and a list of sponsors and supporters, visit palmbeachpaddlefest.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (561) 863-0012.
(PRESS RELEASE)_West Palm Beach, FL – Put down those rose-tinted glasses, and go green at the new Herbalist Workshops with Juliane Miklos on the Loading Dock at Grandview Public Market.
Once a month, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., celebrated herbalist and gardener, Juliane Miklos will share her time-honored wisdom of perennial plants, which can be used for culinary, cosmetic, and medicinal purposes. During each workshop, Juliane will lead an in-depth discussion on a notable flora, including ginger, moringa, turmeric, and lemongrass. Tea will be served, which incorporates a featured herb. The class promotes sustainability, so please bring your own mug.
Saturday, January 12
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
featuring Zingiber Officinale
Saturday, February 16
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
featuring Moringa Oleifera
Saturday, March 9
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
featuring Turmeric (Curcuma Longa)
Saturday, April 6
11 a.m.to 12 p.m.
featuring Lemongrass (Cymbopogon)
Workshops are donation based. Paper and writing utensils for note-taking will be provided. In the event of rain, workshops will take place in the Living Room.
For more information, visit grandviewpublic.com or call (561) 771-6100.
Grandview Public Market is located at 1401 Clare Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Complimentary valet parking is available.
About Grandview Public Market
Grandview Public Market (GPM) is located one mile south of I-95 on Clare Avenue in West Palm Beach, Florida. The luxurious, 13,000 sq. ft. multi-vendor food hall features twelve best-in-class, chef-driven restaurants and a retail specialty shop. Located in the prominent Warehouse District, GPM is managed by NBH Grandview Public Management, LLC.
About Juliane Miklos
Born and raised in South Florida, Juliane Miklos graduated from the University of Florida in 2014 and spent two years working on organic farms throughout the United States. She has studied under Miami-based herbalist Julia Onnie-Hay of Bless Botanicals, and is currently enrolled in the Family Herbalism Program at the Florida School of Holistic Living in Orlando.
(BRIGHTLINE NEWS)_ As Brightline rolls into a New Year, it’s excited to announce its 2019 schedule and pricing, offering even more trains during rush hour windows. In addition, it will offer a special New Year’s Eve service for merry goers ringing in the New Year in Miami, with two train departures on Tuesday, January 1 from Miami Central at 12:45am (BLF #764) and 2 am (BLF #766).
Additional details regarding Brightline’s 2019 schedule below.
Additional train departures in the morning peak hours from West Palm Beach to Miami
Departures at 6am, 6:30am, 7am, 7:30am
First train arriving in West Palm Beach in the morning peak before 8am
Miami departure at 6:40am, arriving in West Palm Beach at 7:55am
Additional train in the afternoon peak hours from Miami to West Palm Beach
Miami departures at 4:40pm, 5:10pm, 5:40pm
Later departure for the last train from West Palm Beach to Miami at 9:30pm
· Departures every two hours from West Palm Beach starting at 8:00am
· Additional trains from West Palm Beach at 11am and 3pm and from Miami at 1:10pm and 5:10pm
Back by popular demand in 2019, Brightline’s “Buzzer Beater” service, which allows fans to enjoy an entire Miami Heat game without stressing about beating the traffic (hence the buzzer) to make it back home at a reasonable hour, the 2019 train schedule accommodates Miami Heat games from January 4 to March 28, 2019.
(NORTH PALM NEWS)_Join Santa for some fun caroling this Friday evening. Starts outside Village Hall at Veteran's Park!
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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