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Don’t Fall Victim To Cardiovascular Disease, The Silent Killer

By at January 30, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

Humans are not good at judging risk. We tend to overestimate the risk associated with some behaviors (such as flying on a commercial airplane) and casually ignore the much higher risks associated with others (such as driving a car). And when it comes to our health, consider the nationwide panic last fall regarding the Ebola virus. Outside of West Africa, the likelihood more...

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Fill Wellington Council Vacancy With An Independent Thinker

By at January 23, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

The appointment of former Wellington Councilman Howard Coates to a seat on the circuit court bench is a loss for the Village of Wellington. Coates was an independent voice and skilled consensus builder on a council that often found itself in the need of a voice of reason and compromise. These are qualities that will serve him well on the bench, but could very well be more...

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Many Events Planned To Honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy

By at January 16, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

On Monday, Jan. 19, the nation will come together to celebrate the message and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A man who stood for non-violence, peace and equality, it is only fitting that events designed to make a better society are held in his honor as we observe what would have been his 86th birthday. In many places, the holiday has become a “Day of more...

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Polo, Jumping, Dressage: Entertainment For The Whole Family

By at January 9, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

From the thundering hoofs of polo to the precision of show jumping and the graceful moves of dressage, Wellington’s 2015 equestrian season is now in full swing. High-goal polo kicked off last weekend at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, followed quickly by the opening of the Winter Equestrian Festival and the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Three distinct more...

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Changing U.S.-Cuba Policy Likely To Loosen Iron Castro Grip

By at December 19, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

Hailed as a “Christmas miracle” by some and disparaged as “appeasement” and “surrender” by others, this week’s rapprochement between the United States and Cuba is neither the end of the world, nor a world-changing breakthrough. It is simply a recognition that the world has changed in the 50-plus years since our Cold War-era policy has been in place. In more...

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Threatened Delay To SR 7 Project Ignores A Critical Need

By at December 12, 2014 | 12:02 am | 1 Comments

One again, the critical transportation needs of the western communities have fallen victim to the delay tactics of the eastern establishment. Decades after State Road 7’s connection to Northlake Blvd. was promised, there has been yet another probable delay. The Florida Department of Transportation announced plans this week to move its funding down the road another more...

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Community Festivities Help Bring The Holiday Spirit To Life

By at December 5, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

With just three weeks to go until Christmas, the holiday season is in full swing. This is the time of year when people come together to celebrate as a community. This often takes the form of decorated homes, joyful music and special street decorations, but nowhere is it more on display than during the many special holiday celebrations. These ever-popular gatherings get more...

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Black Friday? Make An Effort To Shop Local For The Holidays

By at November 28, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

The holiday shopping season has officially begun. With less than four weeks until Christmas, now is the time of year that the shopping malls, department stores and major retailers offer up the latest merchandise, along with a few great deals, to bring in shoppers flush with holiday spirit. While, thank goodness, there has been some pushback this year against those more...

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County’s Ruling Majority Is Using The Gavel To Stifle Dissent

By at November 21, 2014 | 12:02 am | 3 Comments

This week, a majority of the Palm Beach County Commission effectively censured one of its own for nothing more than holding unpopular points of view. Without giving specific reasons, Commissioner Paulette Burdick was passed over for her turn at the gavel — and the largely ceremonial title of “mayor” — in favor of Commissioner Shelley Vana. It was, of course, more...

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Help Make Thanksgiving Holiday Brighter For Families In Need

By at November 14, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

From its origins in Plymouth colony to its modern-day incarnation, Thanksgiving has always been a uniquely American celebration of family and community. It gives us perspective, reminding us of what’s really important. But it’s also a reminder that there are many people who don’t have it so good. And in this regard, it’s a holiday that brings out the best in more...

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