Ice in Their Veins: The NHL’s Florida Panthers Mount a Comeback


During the 2011-2012 NHL season, the Florida Panthers made an improbable run for the Southeast Division title and qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in 12 years. However, the team has since been unable to recapture that magic and fans are hungry for another exciting year.

Fortunately, it’s looking like the Panthers are on the comeback trail thanks to several changes that were instituted over the summer. Most notable among them is the appointment of Gerard Gallant, former Columbus Blue Jackets head coach and Montreal Canadiens assistant coach, as the new Florida Panthers head coach.

“I’m really excited about [joining the Panthers]; being the head coach before in Columbus … was my first time being an NHL coach and I really enjoyed that experience,” Gallant explained. “Getting a second opportunity to come to Florida with a very good hockey team – we really improved our hockey club this summer during the free agency period – I’m really looking forward to it.” More…

Helping Hands: Five Local Medical Professionals Who Put Patients First


Your relationship with your doctor, dentist and other important medical professionals is one that can literally change your life.

A good relationship can provide you a trusted friend and a confidant who sees you through either the happiest or most difficult times in your lives. A poor one can provide just the opposite.

There is a plethora of medical professionals in and around Palm Beach Gardens.
Below youll find a few who want to have a positive impact on your life.


Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center: Setting the Gold Standard in Healthcare


Why do so many residents select Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center as their preferred hospital for major and minor medical procedures?

There’s one very simple but important reason: the staff’s commitment to high-quality care for each and every patient. Patients demand and expect the very best when it comes to medical care, and that’s exactly what they get here. Couple that with a wide assortment of advanced medical equipment and procedures, and it’s no wonder that PBG Medical Center has been bestowed with countless awards and accolades from important trusted medical organizations.

Recognized as one of “America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care” for two years in a row by Healthgrades®, PBG Medical Center is a 199-bed acute care hospital focused on being ready for tomorrow while setting the gold standard in healthcare today. It’s one of the most comprehensive providers serving the medical and healthcare needs of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. More…

Seeing Is Believing: Local Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeons Bring Out the Best You


If you’ve been peering into your looking glass wondering, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” and getting no answer, it may be time to call in an expert. Snow White may have been born with beauty, but that doesn’t mean you have to live without it.

With all of the latest innovations, techniques and world-class medical expertise, these five local plastic and cosmetic surgeons have what it takes to give you the just the look you want – so you can lose the love handles, lift what Mother Nature and gravity intends on sagging, and tighten that tush.

Forget your fairy godmother, ditch your talking mirror, schedule an appointment and start your happily ever after.

Dr. Arturo K. Guiloff More…

Dr. Civin - Palm Beach Gardens Cosmetic Dentist


West Palm Beach is about to get a lot sweeter as it hosts the 94th annual conference of the Florida State Beekeepers Association for the very first time. Put on by the Palm Beach Beekeepers Association, beekeepers from across the country will be in attendance for this statewide conference.

The focus of this year’s conference is the honeybee and the process by which beekeepers tend the hives. This series is designed for everyone, no matter what level of experience you have at beekeeping. Attendees will hear from many different nationally recognized individuals who will share their expertise in this field including Dr. Jamie Ellis, associate professor of entomology at the University of Florida, whose research and interests include pollination ecology, nutrition and chemical ecology of the honeybee.

In addition to the presentations from industry experts, authors, scientists and educators, there will be live bee demonstrations, a honey competition and panel discussions. Visit the vendor and exhibitor area for the most up-to-date beekeeping equipment and accessories. Don’t forget to participate in the live and silent auctions, as well as collect some free goodies!

Founded almost 100 years ago, the Florida State Beekeepers Association was created to aid in the development and promotion of practical beekeeping methods in the State of Florida. This organization works closely with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food, Agricultural Sciences, Florida Farm Bureau and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. They are even aligned with the university to offer a Master Beekeeping certification course for those who are interested in furthering their studies in this industry.

In 1974, the Palm Beach Beekeepers Association was established as a local affiliate of the Florida State Beekeepers Association to promote the common interests of beekeeping and provide resources to the public on apiary practices.

This weekend-long event runs from October 2-4. Your ticket options are: 3-Day Full Event Pass, 3-Day Limited Pass, Friday or Saturday Only passes and a Beekeeper’s Dinner ticket. Download the full schedule of events at the conference website for the full itinerary. bees

For more information about the conference, please visit

The Max Planck Society has broken barriers in the research industry, so it should come as no surprise that they have created another brilliant event, this time for the public.

“Scientific director and CEO, Dr. David Fitzpatrick, envisioned a public lecture series featuring passionate and dedicated members of both the science and art communities as a unique cultural experience for the Palm Beach County community,” says a representative from the Max Planck Florida Institute.

This idea birthed the annual series, Science Meets Music. This encapsulating succession of events in its second year combines intellectual lectures on various science topics with musical performances. More…

On September 18, a new oil paintings exhibit opened in the Art Gallery at the Edward M. Eissey Campus of Palm Beach State College. The artist, Nina Golub, has been a Florida resident for 20 years and began her artistic journey at the Palm Beach Gardens Community Center where, under the wing of several different teachers, she learned about important aspects of painting: color, composition, and a variety of techniques. Golub currently studies with Rita Boutros and has begun to dabble in using a palette knife, a technique that allows her to be freer with subject matter as well as colors. Golub enjoys painting people or scenes with several people; she often paints things that she sees while traveling with her husband. Golub’s past exhibits have included the “Art of Our Own” exhibit at Temple Judea and several juried exhibitions at the Palm Beach State Beach International Airport. More…

What do Desi Arnaz, Jane Fonda, Alan Alda, Joan Rivers, Carol Channing, Patricia Neal, Mr. Blackwell, Helen Hayes, Milo O’Shea, Conan O’Brien, Randy Newman, Norman Lear, Tony Bennett, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Lewis Black, Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, Alain Ducasse, Wolfgang Puck, Ryan Seacrest, Neil Sedaka, and Steven Spielberg’s mother have in common? If you ask the two chefs they’d probably say something like, “a recipe for disaster.” They’re probably not far off. If you have to get on that Google to figure out who the two chefs are, I’m sorry. You can stop reading right now.

Back to the question as to what these people share in common, and the common denominator is me. Go on. Hate on me all you want. Though I’ve made some of these people laugh out loud, none of these meetings have converted into anything that helped me on my quest to become famous. I’m still a stay-at-home comedienne; I’ve been raising thousands of crappy, ungrateful jokes as long as I remember. More…

The National Physique Committee is the official governing body of men’s and women’s amateur bodybuilding in the United States and is recognized by the International Federation of Body Builders (IFBB). IFBB only recognizes one amateur organization per country. In order to become an IFBB professional in the US, one must win in their weight class at the NPC National Championship or be given the title of Overall Winner at the NPC USA Championship.

Gretta Vitta, single mother of three in Port St. Lucie, has her eyes set on pro status and there is nothing that will stop her.

Gretta preps 42 meals every week and spends up to seven hours training every week; between parenting her three boys and her career as a journalist and businesswoman, Gretta’s dedication to the sport of body building is inspiring. More…