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

In Palm Beach County, Veteran’s Day is not just for 24 hours. It’s a nearly two-month-long honor instead.

From now until Dec. 7, the West Palm Beach Library Foundation is hosting the first-ever Star Spangled Heroes exhibit at the Mandel Public Library. The free event features exhibits, lectures and films, among other highlights. All programs have specific times and will run in accordance with the library’s hours.

Jim Sugarman, executive director of the WPB Library Foundation, said in an email he hopes to reach well over 5,000 visitors. From this exhibit, he wants visitors to understand how important it is to value the roles veterans played and that the community needs to do more to support them as a community and as a country. More…

Recently, the cautionary messages regarding fraud protection have been popping up more frequently than Facebook notifications. This was the second time in the past few months that I had received a new debit card and new PIN in the mail because there had been fraudulent activity at either the credit union or the stores where I shopped. Luckily, there were no mysterious transactions and my life went along as normal. The only thing I lost was my patience and track of what pin number I was on.

Unfortunately, not everyone is as lucky.

That specific situation is the reason Kai Stinchcombe founded True Link Financial. Kai’s grandmother was one of the million elderly victims to financial fraud and scams, and nearly emptied her nest egg. After finding out how many millions of dollars Americans truly lose, he was inspired to create True Link. More…

Madison Smith & Jennifer Miller-Smith

Madison Smith & Jennifer Miller-Smith

Jennifer Miller-Smith beckons her daughter Madison to join her. The blonde 8-year-old deftly weaves her motorized wheelchair through parties of early arrivals who mingle in a room ringed by red Ferraris and populated by Alices, Queens and Mad Hatters. She approaches her mother and says, “Mommy, my back hurts.” Gently reaching down to caress her daughter’s cheek, Miller-Smith replies, “I know, sweetie.”

The transformed showroom of Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale into an “Alice in Wonderland”-themed set was not a dream; nor is a child’s pain. And the storybook fantasy of the little girl who fell down the rabbit hole did not belie the purpose of the evening’s Gala of Hope: finding a cure for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The disease causes muscle deterioration and is the “number one genetic cause of death for infants…” according to Cure SMA. More…

The 2014 Last Comic Standing Tour, which kicked off on September 16 in Tucson, AZ, will be stopping by the Kravis Center to tickle Floridians’ funny bones on Nov. 2. The tour is comprised of the last five remaining comics on the most recent season of NBC’s Emmy-nominated talent show Last Comic Standing, which concluded in May.

These five comedians – Rocky LaPorte, Lachlan Patterson, Nikki Carr, Rod Man and Joe Machi – make up a variety of comedic styles. Before you see them on stage, let us give you the skinny on these very funny folks: More…

Michelle's-blog-224The Stuart Air Show will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year with a number of firsts, including demonstrations of the US Air Force’s F-22 Raptor and the US Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier. The event runs Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 at Witham Field in Stuart

“With only six Marine Corps Harrier demonstrations and only 19 Air Force Raptor demonstrations being flown in North America this year, we are extremely fortunate to be able to showcase both at our 2014 show,” said Don McGlynn, president of the Stuart Air Show. “These jets have incredible capabilities that will blow your mind. This is not an air show to be missed.” More…