Palm Beach Children’s Hospital Dedicates Its Service to Kids


What began as a cartwheel could have ended up with the loss of an arm had it not been for the medical expertise and experience of physicians at St. Mary’s Medical Center and Palm Beach Children’s Hospital in West Palm Beach. Such was the fate of 4-year-old Piper Fucile of Palm City.

The physically active preschooler, whose interests include dancing and gymnastics, attempted a cartwheel, but on this occasion, something went terribly wrong. She placed her hand incorrectly, which caused an injury that led Piper’s school to notify her parents. More…

The Best Defense: Fantastic Florida Lawyers Ready to Fight for You


Many believe that William Shakespeare may not have been a big fan of attorneys, thanks to a notorious line from Henry VI that reads, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” Had he been facing a nasty custody battle or personal injury case, Shakespeare would know that having a good lawyer in your corner is like having money in the bank.

Some say the Bard wasn’t really dissing the legal profession at all; instead it’s a classic case of misinterpretation. In a 2014 Wall Street Journal article, a group of lawyers tried setting the record straight, stating that Shakespeare was actually painting lawyers as the protectors of the rule of law against an angry mob. More…

Positive Parenting: What to Do With the Kids this Labor Day Weekend


The first Monday in September marks the annual celebration of American workers known as Labor Day. Although Labor Day weekend can often be an opportunity to take an extended breather from the rat race, there’s no “day off” for parents.

This year’s Labor Day falls on Sept. 7, so to celebrate, we’re giving you seven kid-friendly plans to keep you and your little ones happy all through the three-day weekend. More…

Dennis Root Was Born to Protect & Serve


Dennis Root has spent more than half his life dedicated to bettering law enforcement and serving our community. Today, he’s ready to put those years to good use as he runs for the coveted position of Martin County Sheriff in next year’s November election.

Backed up by 25 years of intense experience and education, Root is adept as a law enforcement officer and trainer, and he is nationally recognized for his expertise on the use of force and personal safety. He’s a no-nonsense kind of guy who speaks with great conviction – and his ambition to be Martin County’s next sheriff is no exception. More…

Dr. Civin - Palm Beach Gardens Cosmetic Dentist

Foodies, unite; bring your hungry bellies and thirsty throats yearning for something new. Prepare yourselves for an experience that combines fun and fabulous food with trendy area locations and a dash of art and history into one all-encompassing experience: Taste History Culinary Tours.

“The Taste History Culinary Tours are a cultural culinary day trip immersed in fun, food, art and heritage that offers a different perspective,” said Executive Tour Director Lori J. Durante. “Taste History weaves in the taste of the foodscape with the taste of art, culture and history at local eateries, art galleries featuring emerging artists and historic districts. There is food for the mind and stomach.” More…

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It’s almost the end of summer and you still haven’t taken a vacation? If you’re a Type A personality and the mere thought of a day at the beach causes you a panic attack, then pack your bags and head for Streamsong Resort this Labor Day Weekend for something a bit different.

The resort invites all types to Bowling Green, Fla. (roughly between Orlando and Tampa) for their inaugural Streamsong Challenge with golfing, fishing and shooting – a way to satisfy Type A guests while their Type B partners can get in a little R&R.

“Streamsong is simply unlike any other resort in Florida,” said General Manager Richard Mogensen. “We’re located far from the state’s crowded beaches and theme parks so you can truly unwind, and we offer something for everyone, from our top-ranked golf to an amazing grotto-style spa.”

The Streamsong Challenge features three events: golf, bass fishing and sporting clays. Teams of two will compete from Sept. 5-7.

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“Throughout the weekend, teams will face off against each other on one of Streamsong’s iconic golf courses in an 18-hole best ball competition and a closest-to-the-pin contest on Streamsong’s bye hole,” said Mogensen. “In addition to the golf portion of the event, teams will battle for the heaviest bass caught in its fishing lakes and the greatest accuracy on its picturesque sporting clays course. Participation is looking strong with guests traveling from around the country to experience the competition and enjoy a memorable Labor Day with us.”

The Streamsong Weekend Challenge is $350 plus tax per person (double occupancy), or $450 plus tax per person based on single occupancy. The package includes two nights’ accommodations at the luxury resort and each participant receives a round of walking golf, entry to the closest-to-the-pin contest, 50 sporting clays, two hours of bass fishing, a welcome package and access to an exclusive reception.

“Guests can expect a weekend of fun, relaxation and of course, competition at a resort that takes the everyday ordinary to the absolutely extraordinary,” said Mogensen. “[Streamsong is] a retreat that is the ultimate escape for relaxation, enrichment and rejuvenation.”

Advanced reservations are required to participate in the event. To register a team or for more information, call (863)428-1000 or visit

If you haven’t added Kuro as a stop on your creative cocktail bucket list, now is the time.

This sophisticated and inventive restaurant in Hollywood, Fla., tucked inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, opened its doors in March of this year. Kuro’s drink menu boasts one of the most unique and appealing drinks across the state, led by distinguished mixologist, Jared Boller. More…

It’s been over 10 years since we last heard new music from Billy Idol; born William Michael Albert Broad in North London, Idol’s music, style and attitude have stood the test of time, ensuring that he remains a household name across three decades.

As part of the infamous Bromley Contingent and a fan of the Sex Pistols, Idol fronted the British punk band Generation X; when Gen X broke up in 1981, Idol was determined to make it in America and paired up with guitar legend Steve Stevens. The crucial relationship that formed between the two is what allowed Idol to create some of his most famous songs – “White Wedding,” “Rebel Yell” and, amongst others, “Hot in the City.” Idol has sold 40 million albums and has earned numerous platinum albums worldwide.

And he’s back for more. More…

I’m a wordsmith. I choose my words wisely. I carefully read and listen to the words that are delivered to me either on the written page or from across the table or telephone line. Words are powerful, magical and as clear as crystal if crafted with intelligence and pride. Mispronounced, misused or overused, other words fall on deaf ears. Like silence.

The older I’ve gotten the more I have come to respect and understand the power of silence. An ancient Chinese proverb says, “No answer is also an answer.” That was the toughest lesson I almost never learned, until I decided to use it myself as a way to convey that I had nothing more to add or say. Whatever I needed to express had been expressed clearly and well. Nothing to see (or listen to) here, folks. Let’s just move along. More…