Archive for the ‘LIFESTYLE’ Category

Headfirst Down the River in a Bellyak

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

A North Carolina white-water expert sings the praises of the mashup of kayaking and surfing.

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For homeless, a shower offers dignity, hope of a clean start

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Can a shower and a bar of soap change a life?

Perhaps not.

But for thousands of homeless men and women in South Florida, that shower can at least provide a sense of dignity that can be critical to survival on the street.

“I felt like I was in heaven,” said Peggy O’Neal, her blonde hair dripping as…

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Parents turn to Uber to shuttle kids. But it’s not allowed.

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Teenager Emily Lieber needed a ride home from the bus stop, so she did what her parents might do: She called Uber.

When the driver showed up, he told the Hollywood teen, then 13, that she was too young to ride. So she called another Uber. And off she went.

Emily is one of many teens who are turning…

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Solar eclipse headquarters: What you need to know

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Safe viewing tips, where to find fun events and a step-by-step guide on how to build a pinhole projector to safely watch the big event in South Florida on Aug. 21.

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Hyde5: David Samson won’t be back under new Marlins ownership

Friday, August 18th, 2017

David Samson, the public voice of the Marlins who was team owner Jeffrey Loria’s stepson and often his shield, won’t return as team president under new ownership, a source confirmed.

This, in itself, isn’t a surprise, as new owners almost universally bring in their own management. The expectation…

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Cash is no longer king for South Florida homebuyers

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Cash deals are by no means dead, but they aren’t dominating the South Florida housing market the way they once did.

Sales without mortgages are happening less frequently as investors flee and traditional buyers gain easier access to financing, industry observers say.

In the second quarter, 46 percent…

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President’s arts advisers — including Coral Springs lawyer — resign over Charlottesville comments

Friday, August 18th, 2017

The presidential committee on the arts and humanities – including Andrew Weinstein of Coral Springs – resigned en masse Friday in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s handling of the violent protests in Charlottesville, Va.

Weinstein, like the others who resigned, were holdover appointees…

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Sober-home taskforce has now arrested 32 in crackdown

Friday, August 18th, 2017

A Palm Beach County taskforce has arrested four people this month in a crackdown on unscrupulous practices in the drug recovery industry, bringing the total to 32 arrests.

Steven Johnson, 45, and his wife Melissa Johnson, 36, both from Palm Springs, were arrested Monday and charged with patient…

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Red-light camera bill to come up again in Legislature

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Florida’s long-running debate about red-light cameras is coming back to the Legislature in 2018.

Sen. Travis Hutson, R-St. Augustine, and Rep. Bryan Avila, R-Hialeah, said Friday they have filed legislation to repeal parts of state law that allow local governments to use red-light cameras.

Among…

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Districts sue over charter school law. They also want money from it.

Friday, August 18th, 2017

South Florida school districts are suing the state over a charter-school-friendly law — but they’re also trying to benefit from it.

A controversial education bill passed in the final days of the Florida Legislature’s 2017 session covers a sprawling array of school regulations. Part of it requires…

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Verdict from Judge Judy: Cousin Bruce Sherman perfect fit as Marlins owner

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Everyone who follows baseball is familiar with Derek Jeter, the popular face of the group with an agreement pending to purchase the Miami Marlins.

Jeter’s primary partner, Bruce Sherman, is the mystery man in the deal. But not to Judy Sheindlin, known to millions of TV viewers as Judge Judy and…

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Got a flat cycling around Miami Beach? Try new, free bike repair station

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Cyclists who suddenly get a flat tire as they’re riding around Miami Beach now have a repair station at their disposal.

The city has installed a bike repair station pilot program at 11th Street and Washington Avenue by the Miami Beach Police Department. The new station, which was installed in mid-July,…

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Palm Beach County Republicans stand by Trump’s handling of Charlottesville

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Leading Republicans around the country, including U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, have been critical of President Donald Trump’s response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., but there weren’t any hints of dissatisfaction with the president at the party’s premier annual summer South Florida event.

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Broward Boulevard overhaul: Here’s what to expect

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Drivers using Broward Boulevard to head to work, the performing arts center or the beach are in for a bumpy ride over the next year.

Expect more detours, lane closures and slow-moving traffic until the $16 million makeover that began last fall is completed by next summer. The construction of a…

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Suspected thief tosses $2,440 and debit cards as police chase him, cops say

Friday, August 18th, 2017

When a SunTrust bank employee saw a man dipping multiple debit cards into an ATM and getting cash, he became suspicious and called police, authorities said.

After a foot chase during which Alexander Iracahe tossed $2,440 and a dozen debit cards into bushes and on top of a storm drain, Hallandale…

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More groups ditch plans for fundraisers at Mar-a-Lago

Friday, August 18th, 2017

The American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and two others became the latest charitable organizations Friday to abandon plans for events at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.

They’re among several philanthropic groups canceling plans at the resort as pressure mounts from business leaders…

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Sistrunk “SOUP” serves up fellowship, art and business ideas

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Soup is helping to revive Fort Lauderdale’s historic Sistrunk neighborhood.

Community members gather once a month at an event where they eat soup, watch artistic presentations and hear ideas for new businesses.

The event, begun in 2015, is called Sistrunk SOUP. It was modeled after the original…

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Teen found guilty of murdering aspiring pastry chef

Friday, August 18th, 2017

The confession D’Marcus Tucker gave to detectives was not coerced and his DNA, found on the victim’s comforter, was not misidentified, a jury decided Friday as they found the teen guilty as charged of first degree murder, burglary and petty theft.

Tucker, 18, now faces a maximum sentence of life…

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Jupiter man arrested after road-rage shooting on I-95, troopers say

Friday, August 18th, 2017

A Jupiter man was arrested early Friday after bullets flew on Interstate 95 in what state troopers say was a road-rage incident.

Michael Allen Shepherd, 49, shot at another motorists and hit the pickup’s door, said Sgt. Mark Wysocky, of the Florida Highway Patrol.

Shepherd was taken into custody…

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Modern updates bring 83-year-old Miami Beach home into the present

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Over its 83-year existence, a Mediterranean-styled estate in Miami Beach has undergone updates and renovations – putting new life into the two-story home, yet retaining its Old World charm.

Built along the Intracoastal Waterway and situated on a 37,100-square-foot lot, this nine bedroom, 11 bathroom…

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Spear fisher reports shark bite, authorities say

Friday, August 18th, 2017

An injured diver in Jupiter told rescuers Friday that a shark bit his hand, authorities said.

The man, whose name was not disclosed, had been spear fishing, said Capt. Albert Borroto, spokesman for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

Rescuers responded to the call at 4:09 p.m. in the 1100 block of Love…

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Trump ousts chief strategist Steve Bannon, who returns to helm at Breitbart News

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump’s conservative campaign to a top White House post, was pushed out by the president Friday, capping a turbulent seven months marked by the departure of much of Trump’s original senior staff.

The former leader of conservative…

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Summer-Into-Fall Style: Three Perfect Pieces

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Not quite ready to relinquish the lazy, hazy days? These T-shirts, sunglasses and swimwear carry a hint of August’s languor into the fall but aren’t so sun-drenched that they don’t compute past Labor Day.

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Why Metallica Drummer Lars Ulrich Still Rocks Out to an iPod Classic

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Lars Ulrich on his devotion to Apple products and the blistering speed of evolution when it comes to tennis-racket technology.

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How to Picnic Like a Pro: Recipes, Tools and Tips

Friday, August 18th, 2017

When it comes to toting a meal along on a hike, al-fresco-eating expert Birgit Cameron, director of Patagonia Provisions, has one thing to say: Keep it simple. Here are her recipes for fresh, portable fare and strategies for successful open-air dining.

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In Conversation With Nancy Meyers and Hallie Meyers-Shyer

Friday, August 18th, 2017

For her first feature film, writer-director Hallie Meyers-Shyer had a reliable sidekick on set: her mom.

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The Best Amsterdam Day Trips: A Quick-Escape Guide

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Three excursions for competitive foodies, art hounds and castle-loving kids

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A Day in the Life of Broadway Star Condola Rashad

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

The three-time Tony nominee is a force both on and off the stage.

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A Radically Refreshing Take on Chocolate Milk

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Cool, creamy and mightily minty, this Mexican-style iced chocolate makes a festive and fuss-free summer dessert.

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Great French Bubblies Beyond Champagne

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

From Crémants to vins mousseux, French sparkling wines by names other than Champagne are worth getting to know. We found some excellent bubblies—not to mention very good values.

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