May 5, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Celebration of Israel May 10 on waterfront

Hundreds of residents are expected to attend the local celebration of Israel’s 63rd anniversary on May 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Which course is better, Seminole, or the new Jupiter Country Club?

For those who have been here for a while, you know that Seminole Golf Clubb in North Palm Beach is one of the oldestt courses in Palm Beach County, and Jupiter - Country Club is the newest. How do they differ? More...

El Sol urges employers to hire its day workers

It was controversial when it opened.  But Jupiter’s El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center says it is providing jobs — last year, 7,253 jobs were filled, up from 6,923 in 2009.  And El Sol, which provides a place for workers to fin More...

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Real Estate News

Closer in sight

Lenders easing a bit, commercial real estate demand up

LENDERS LOOSENED TERMS, DEMAND FOR commercial mortgages increased and demand for residential mortgages continued to decrease in April, according to a Federal Reserve survey of senior loan officers across the country.  More...

Pending home sales up in March

Pending home sales increased in March, with contract activity rising unevenly in six of the past nine months, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).  More...

Flood risk? Get insurance, FEMA urges

Hurricane season starts in about a month and since flood insurance typically comes with a 30-day waiting period to become effective, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urges residents to prepare their homes and businesses for the heighten More...

Arts & Entertainment News

THE CHA-CHA OF THE CAMEL SPIDER

ALTHOUGH MANY OF CARTER W. Lewis’s plays are comedies, they often spring from his anger at what is happening in the world. More...

2nd Friends of Jupiter Beach food and wine fest is May 14

The 2nd Annual Friends of Jupiter Beach Food & Wine Festival, in honor of Jack Melleby, is May 14 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Riverwalks Events Plaza.  More...

Cultural Council makes grant recommendations

The Palm Beach County Cultural Council has announced more than $2.3 million in grant recommendations for major institutions and mid-sized institutions from the Cultural Tourism Development Fund.  Recommendations were made by a panel of seven peo More...

Near drowning underscores importance of CPR training

The boy was dead on Sunday, floating seemingly lifelessly in a swimming pool.  Then the 5-year-old was playing ball the next Saturday.  And that was thanks to early intervention, says Keith Bryer, division chief, EMS/PIO, for Palm Beach Gar More...

Komen awards grants totaling $1,453,954

Susan G. Komen for the Cure of South Florida has announced grants to local organizations that provide breast cancer and breast health programs. Nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies and educational institutions in Palm Beach, Martin and St. More...

Junior achievement hosts golf tournament

Call it a hole in one for education.  That’s what Junior Achievement is hoping for with its sixth annual Sheriff’s Golf Classic.  Proceeds from the event, scheduled for May 7 at Hobe Sound Golf Club, will support Junior Achievem More...

When killing the goose is a bad idea

As Congress considers its options for curbing the deficit and new ways to generate “non-tax” revenues, the public policy provisions that have historically provided incentives in support of charitable giving have come under scrutiny. More...

Business News

Shooting to the top

Local Apex Production serves national and local clients

Apex Productions is a company born out of frustration. Cameramen Paul Waide and Andy Cope wanted to take the time to produce good stories at the local television news station where they worked. More...

Managing risk

Sometimes the most important part of investment management is managing unrealized profits and protecting your portfolio from unexpected losses that could wipe out gains.  Investors should consider using a variety of risk management techniques wh More...

Porcelain was once valued like gold

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Gold is selling for very high prices today, but porcelain was more precious than gold in 17th-century Europe. More...