By Hap Erstein
ArtsPaper Film Writer
Remember when the Palm Beach International Film Festival was born? Believe it or not, that was 20 years ago, and the eight-day celebration of movies from around the world that begins on March 26 will “dazzle and surprise our audiences like they’ve never seen before,” according to the festival’s president and CEO, Randi Emerman.
Some 130 films — features, shorts and documentaries — will unspool at…
The registration deadline to participate in the Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties is March 30 at 5:00 p.m. This year’s exciting, 24-hour online fundraiser will start on May 5 at 5:00 p.m. and end on May 6 at 5:00 p.m. Hosted by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, United Way of Palm Beach County and United Way of Martin County, the nationwide event is designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in a single…Continue
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Read the RICO case
By Dan Moffett
The Town of Gulf Stream has rolled out the heavy artillery in its legal war against residents Martin O’Boyle and Christopher O’Hare, filing a class-action RICO lawsuit Feb. 12 in U.S. District Court.
The 48-page federal complaint alleges that the two men engaged in a…
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Part I: Florida's environmental disaster hits the beaches
By Willie Howard
Environmental groups are ramping up the fight against plastic pollution in the ocean with…
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Hear contested …Continue
Hear a recording of this story
By Ron Hayes
How would you describe a map of Africa to a blind person?
How would you explain a chart of the fluctuating U.S. economy to someone who cannot see that chart?
How would you talk like a pirate?
The Gladys Davis Pavilion at Florida Atlantic…
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"I understand it’s already been decided.”
I hear these words far more frequently than any taxpayer or reporter covering town hall should.
Florida law requires elected officials and government employees to operate in a way that is transparent and accountable to their constituents.
Yet, I frequently overhear pre- and post-meeting discussions on topics scheduled for public meetings. I hear (and hear about) discussions in parking lots, at fundraising events, at…
By Amy Woods
It’s not unusual for former students of the old Boynton School to stop by the…
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Eleven Salon & Spa celebrated its first decade of doing business with an aviation-themed party benefiting Wheels from the Heart. The evening saw more than 550 guests and featured the awarding of a Toyota minivan to Navy Reserve veteran Michele Trinidad. ABOVE: Roxanne Oden and Ben Gardner. Photo provided by Janis…
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One hundred fifty of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s top donors gathered for an elegant cocktail reception and dinner, where they heard from former Israeli ambassador Michael Oren and U.S. Rep Ted Deutch (D-Fla.). ‘We’re thrilled to pay highest tribute to three groups of our community’s most distinguished local contributors…Continue
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The council attracted nearly 50 arts fans to the first of two luncheons, this one featuring former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary Nancy Brinker. ABOVE: Peg Greenspon, Brinker and council President and CEO Rena Blades. Photo provided by Jacek…Continue
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The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County welcomed an audience of more than 200 to the series’ second social gathering, titled ‘A Conversation with Two Fascinating Couples.’ The evening featured celebrated photographer Harry Benson and wife and editor Gigi, along with business leader and art collector Wilbur Ross and wife and author Hilary.…Continue
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The YMCA of South Palm Beach County’s board and staff members, along with volunteers, celebrated
the success of the 2014 campaign at a morning event with the theme ‘Stories.’ Guests shared their experiences with the agency and recognized the fact the $380,000 goal was surpassed. RIGHT: President and CEO of the YMCA of South Palm…
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Celebrating its first anniversary, Angel Moms, a support group of Place of Hope at the Haven Campus in Boca Raton, welcomed 100 supporters of foster-care children to an event that featured a guest speaker addressing the topic of human trafficking. ‘By providing women with a nurturing place to go and choices for their futures, we interrupt the…Continue
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The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties sponsored an intimate afternoon for donors and supporters.
During the luncheon, Barbara Stark, executive director of the Milagro Center, spoke about the organization’s $18,000 grant from the foundation, which created a new musical-instrument program for disadvantaged children.
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Florida Atlantic University’s Caring Hearts Auxiliary, of the Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, raised more than $210,000 at the ninth annual walk. The fun-filled event brought together nearly 400 participants to raise money for scholarships and caregiver-support programs. Attendees were…Continue
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The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum had its 18th annual event celebrating those who have been leaders in shaping the future of the city. ABOVE: Andrea Garcia, honoree Connie Siskowski and sponsor Alyce Erickson. Photo…Continue
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Stiletto Race: Fashion Week, Delray Beach – Jan. 23
The third annual Vince Canning Stiletto Race took place along Southeast Fourth Avenue in downtown Delray Beach, with registration proceeds going to the Achievement Centers for Children and Families.
ABOVE: Mark Denkler of Vince…
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