By Alexandra Seltzer, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer It’s a good time to live, play and work in Palm Beach County.The county was recently honored nationally for its parks by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association. And the county also made Forbes magazine's list of America’s best employers. Related: Amendment 1 and what it means to Palm Beach County: Tax cut or hike?The park honor came in September. The county’s parks and recreation department, which operates more than 110 parks and recreational facilities, won the 2018 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. It’s one of the highest achievements possible for parks and recreation agencies, according to a news release from the county.“Agencies are judged on their ability to address the social, recreational and wellness needs of those they serve through the … [Read more...] about Palm Beach County honored nationally for parks, cited as great place to work
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Palm Beach Post Staff Writer This story originally appeared in The Palm Beach Post on July 13, 2005. By MARK SCHWEDPalm Beach Post Staff Writer One year ago, a 600-pound tiger - the pet of a former Tarzan actor - was shot and killed by wildlife officials after it escaped from its Loxahatchee compound. Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 Miami Dolphins practice report: Last check-in before Patriots game 2 Palm Beach County mugshots: Arrest photos from Palm Beach County 3 What Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Friday (Patriots week) Today, Bo, Little Bo and a mysterious calico named Missy fill the hole in owner Steve Sipek's heart. For the first time in a long time, Steve Sipek - the Spanish Tarzan - isn't eaten up with rage. As if to prove it, he puts on his loincloth for a little show. He pumps his muscles, puffs out his broad chest, and stands statue-stiff beside the grave of his beloved … [Read more...] about REMEMBER when Bobo, the 600-pound tiger, escaped in Palm Beach County?
By Frank Cerabino, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer I know what you’re thinking.“Frank, when is Palm Beach County going to get its first indoor ax-throwing center?” Soon, you Nordic culture fans. Soon.Joey Magee and his wife, Oshry, think it’s time to bring the “good organic fun” of throwing an ax to those locals who are looking for something new to do.“I feel society is scared away from all the technology,” Joey said. Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 Palm Beach County mugshots: Arrest photos from Palm Beach County 2 Miami Dolphins at New York Jets: Staff predictions for Week 2 3 Weather And there’s nothing high-tech about flinging a four-pound, single-bladed ax 12 feet toward a wooden target.“It’s like a new date-night thing to do,” he said.Magee and his wife are planning to open Game of Axes in two months in a shopping plaza near Military Trail and … [Read more...] about Cerabino: Palm Beach County to join cutting edge ‘new date-night thing’
Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene advertises himself as the rags-to-riches Democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate who knows what it’s like to be the little guy and who’s willing to spend what it takes to help his party win control of Tallahassee. But beyond his flood of mailers and $25 million TV ad campaign that have rocketed him to third place in the polls, another picture emerges of the businessman as told in lawsuits, liens and press accounts from former employees, contractors and others who did business with the developer.Story Continued Below Liked by some and loathed by others, the 63-year-old Greene is invariably described as a headstrong micromanager, a self-assured self-made man who doesn’t hesitate to use the courts and his $3.3 billion net worth to get his way. The list of people involved in lawsuits or liens against Greene over the years runs the gamut — from Hollywood director Ron Howard to the Coca-Cola Company to a former campaign consultant … [Read more...] about Palm Beach billionaire’s past legal fights haunt bid for governor
By John Bisognano, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer NOTE: Sites are open to any voter registered in Palm Beach County. This differs from Election Day, when voters must report to his or her precinct to cast a ballot. Supervisor of Elections Office, 240 South Military Trail, West Palm Beach Acreage Branch Library, 15801 Orange Blvd., Loxahatchee Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th St., Belle Glade Boca Raton Downtown Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave., Boca Raton Boynton Beach Civic Center, 128 East Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 Eating insects, like crickets, might sound gross, but it could be good 2 Kenny Stills:NFL must admit 'blackball' of Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid 3 Palm Beach County mugshots: Arrest photos from Palm Beach County Gardens Branch Library, 11303 Campus Dr., Palm Beach Gardens Hagen Ranch Road Branch Library, 14350 Hagen Ranch Rd., Delray Beach Jupiter … [Read more...] about Early voting starts Monday: Here are the 15 sites in Palm Beach County