August 2013

There are 42 blog entries for August 2013.

Tara Connelly (right) and Meghan Stasi won the 2013 Women’s International Four-Ball Championship. Photo courtesy of the FSGA

Palm Beach Gardens resident Tara Connelly will be part of the team representing Florida at next month’s US Women’s State Team Championship. The 2013 US Women’s State Team Championship will be held September 17-19 at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio.

Connelly will be joined in Ohio by Meghan Stasi of Oakland Park and Ericka Schneider of Bradenton. This will not be the first time Connelly and Stasi are paired together. The two teamed up to win the 2013 Women’s International Four-Ball Championship. In addition to the four-ball championship, Tara was also a semi-finalist at the 2011 US Women’s Mid-Amatuer, a quarterfinalist at the

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Cassadee Pope, winner of NBC’s “The Voice” Season 3, will perform at CityPlace, 700 South Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, tonight - Friday, August 30, 2013 at 7:30pm.  This is a free performance as part of the Summer Country Music Concert Series.  Following the performance, Pope will meet and greet the public at Tequila Cowboy Bar and Grill.  

Cassadee Pope is a South Florida girl.  She began as a singer in middle school at the St. Ann School Jazz Band in West Palm Beach.   Pope attended high school in Wellington and pursued her passion of music. She embarked on her acoustic tour across the east and west coast, released her debut self-titled EP, and auditioned for season 3 of the popular TV show “The Voice”.

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Every year college football teams from around the country take the field week in and week out with the goal of making it to one of the college football postseason bowl games. For most of the players, schools, and fans, it’s a trip to a warm weather climate in the heart of winter and a reward for a successful winning season.

There is little surprise that with the warm weather that Floridian’s enjoy year round that the state currently hosts six to seven bowl games every year from Jacksonville down to Miami and everywhere in between. One of the only areas that did not host one of these games was Palm Beach County. That is about to change though, as Florida is adding one more bowl game to its schedule.

Starting in

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Most Americans celebrate Labor Day with bountiful barbeques.  It is the symbolic end of summer that celebrates the creation of the labor movement.  Labor Day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of the American worker.

The Club at Admirals Cove will be offering a LABOR DAY “Grill Out” – Monday September 2, 2013 at 6:00pm in Harbourview.  Recommended dress is Club Casual for members only and their guests.   Served fresh off the grill will be New York Sirloin, BBQ Ribs, traditional barbeque hamburgers and hot dogs with all the toppings.  Two soup offerings of either chili or baked sweet potato soup.  Alternative menu options will be available of chicken and beef fajitas, fried chicken, swordfish, sausage and peppers,
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Andrew Kozan’s first love was baseball. The Palm Beach Gardens resident started on the diamond at the age of four. A year later, something happened that very well could be life changing for the 14 year old: he discovered the game of golf.

Not wanting to play a team sport anymore, the freshman at King’s Academy in West Palm Beach took up golf and has not looked back since.

“I decided I didn’t want to play a team sport like that,” Kozan said, “where you have to depend so much on everyone else’s performance. I wanted to play a game with more independence, and my mom took me out to play golf one day and I loved it.”

That decision by his mom has proven to be a good one as Andrew has already won three times on

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The River Center at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound will host a “Sunset Paddle and Naturalist Tour” this Friday, August 30, at 6pm.

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind and take a step back from it all with a sunset kayak tour of the nationally recognized “wild and scenic river” located in Jupiter.  Just imagine paddling your own kayak down the Loxahatchee River, past egrets and heron, turtles and deer.  It sounds relaxing and exhilarating!  The 8.5-mile waterway is a nature lover’s paradise.

The trip will launch from the boat ramps at Jonathan Dickinson State Park. The River Center will provide kayaks, paddles and life jackets. Participants are suggested to bring ample water.

The excursion is “beginner…
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This year’s Labor Day weekend is predicted to see more Americans hit the road than in the past five years.  IHS Global Insight and AAA Travel cite the country’s improved employment situation and recovering home values for the upswing in the economy and the spike in travel plans.  Their reports predict that 34.1 million people will travel 50 miles or more within the country this Labor Day weekend. Beaches and barbeques are the conjecture for most.

“AAA is forecasting a lift in Labor Day travel this year due to the increasingly positive economic outlook and optimism in the housing market,” said AAA President and CEO Robert L. Darbelnet.  He is also quoted as saying, “For many Americans, their home is their biggest asset, as home prices improve in many parts…
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Chef Phillip Herman, of the Secret Garden Café, shows off the cauliflower patch at the Urban Farm in Boynton Beach. Photo by Janis Bucher

Seeds will be sown Sept. 7 at the Urban Farm in downtown Boynton Beach as part of a program initiated by the nonprofit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County.

The organization that sponsors trolley-led tastings through restaurant-rich Delray Beach and other South Florida communities has adopted the farm and is recruiting volunteers in preparation for the new harvest season.

The Urban Farm is on a swatch of land on Southeast Third Street, near Boynton Beach homes on the Intracoastal Waterway. It promotes the local food table and practices sustainability techniques. The Boynton Beach Community

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A full library of multimedia, interactivity, and increased functionality are all part of the new redesigned World Golf Hall of Fame website that launched Monday. The new website offers a unique look into all 146 Hall of Fame members, including every induction ceremony since 1998.

Other added features include upgraded member pages where visitors can look through photos and videos from throughout their careers and even reach out via a “connect” tab. In addition to the upgraded member pages, the website also has a new database that allows visitors to the site to search by everything from name to induction year and even by the number of major championships the player won.

“This website is an exciting, important step forward for

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