This year, your New Year's Eve, like all of the 2020 holidays, will likely look different. You might be spending the evening watching New Year's movies or playing a New Year's game at home with your family rather than going out for a glitzy night on the town. It's been a hard year for all of us. One way you can celebrate the passing of 2020 and what's to come is to write out a few new goals for 2021.
We know you've see all those resolution lists before, the ones with all the complicated cleanses, intense workout plans and sincere intentions to do your best and make new healthy habits. Those tend to make you feel overwhelmed, and by Jan. 20, you're ready to get back to the same old, same old. But change doesn't have to come all at once. Why not subscribe to the motto, "Progress, not perfection" this year and pursue a few goals in small steps. What follows is a list of resolutions that aren't rocket science, but can work within your busy lifestyle, create more freedom, stimulate creativity and ultimately cultivate connection with those you love and the community around you.
The COVID-19 vaccination process is well underway in Florida. First in line: residents of long-term care facilities and health care workers.
Next up? People 65 and older. County health departments are now releasing information on how they can register to receive the vaccine:
Palm Beach County:
A limited amount of vaccine is currently available. The county is only accepting a limited number of available appointments at this time. Those in Palm Beach County who are 65 and older and would like to schedule an appointment for COVID-19 vaccination can call the appointment hotline at 561-625-5180.
From Zadie Smith's quarantine musings to Raven Leilani's incendiary debut, 20 of the best this year had to offer.
imitations by zadie smith, luster by raven leilani, and decon king kong by james mcbride
Books are both solace and inspiration. They light the way, even while enabling temporary escape from life’s worries, which is why here, we wanted to share 20 of the best books 2020 had to offer. Czech writer Milan Kundera once said, “The novel is the imaginary paradise of individuals.” The 13 transporting, captivating novels on this list provide some of that paradise right now.
South Florida Fair canceled SOURCE: South Florida Fair
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —
South Florida Fair organizers have announced the traditional 2021 South Florida Fair is now canceled and will be replaced by a "mini" fair instead. The smaller fair will take place during the original fair dates of January 15-31. The newly planned mini fair will be a scaled back version of the annual South Florida Fair and will still feature many of the fair’s favorite activities, according to organizers.
“This decision came about due to growing concerns about the safety of our guests during this pandemic,” said Vicki Chouris, the fair’s president & CEO. “Hosting a scaled back, outdoor version of our traditional fair will still allow fairgoers to enjoy a fun-filled event. Mini but mighty with maximum fun is what we plan to present!”
Every year in the Coleman Park community, the Miller Family turns their home on 23rd street into a place where people can come to pick up a hotmeal on Christmas Day. Organizer, Willie Miller said the idea start 9 years ago when his sister suggested feeding those that are less fortunate in a park not far from her home.
PENSACOLA, Fla. —
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday that he will sign an executive order that makes it clear people age 65 and older will be the first to be vaccinated in the state. DeSantis said the state will begin administering vaccines to people age 65 and up as soon as Monday.
Paul McCartney has officially released an album that he recorded during his time in quarantine.
"McCartney III" is the former Beatle's 18th solo album. The album was released on Friday and features 11 new songs. The 78-year-old McCartney plays all instruments and sings all the vocals, just like his two previous eponymous solo albums, 1970's "McCartney" and "McCartney II," released in 1980. In addition to the album, McCartney released the first music video from the project for the song "Find My Way."
Jeremy Bulloch attends a photo call at the "Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition" on July 26, 2017 in London. SOURCE: John Phillips/Getty Images
Jeremy Bulloch, the English actor who first donned a helmet, cape and jetpack to play Boba Fett in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, died Thursday. Bulloch died at a London hospital from health complications after years of living with Parkinson’s disease, his agents at Brown, Simcocks & Andrews said in a statement. He was 75.
Freedom2 Society Inc is a linkage and resource agency that provides assistance to individuals throughout Palm Beach County. F2S empowers and encourages clients to be productive members of society and the ability to change their lives.
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he’s still hopeful the state will get the vaccines they were expecting after they were delayed because of a production problem. “Those next two shipments of Pfizer are on hold right now,” DeSantis said. “We don’t know whether we are going to get any or not and we are just going to have to wait. I mean obviously, it would be shipped relatively soon if we got it.”
The holidays may look different this year, but that doesn't mean they can't be just as meaningful.
Since the pandemic started in March, the majority of the celebrations and events we know and love have gone completely online. With COVID-19 numbers still on the rise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that holiday gatherings should continue to be hosted virtually or exclusively with members of your own household to minimize the risk of spread. Keeping that in mind, House Beautiful asked party planning experts Mindy Weiss, Courtney Ajinca and Virginia Trafton Frischkorn to offer some fun ideas on how to celebrate the holidays virtually this year.
Harrison Ford will be grabbing his whip and ramming on his hat for a fifth "Indiana Jones" movie, Disney has confirmed — a mere 41 years after the first installment, "Raiders of the Lost Ark," was released. Disney said in a tweet on Friday that the movie would be produced by its production arm Lucasfilm and released in July 2022, and that "Indy himself, Harrison Ford, will be back to continue his iconic character's journey."
Even though Hanukkah isn't rooted in presents and splendor, there's nothing that says you can't shower your loved ones with gifts during the eight-day celebration. (FYI: It takes place from Dec. 10-18 this year.) And sure, you can take the traditional route by passing out gelt (chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil) to your family and friends. If you want something more unique, take a look at these Hanukkah gifts for everyone on your list including significant others, parents, kids, and more.
Even through the pandemic, Santa has been working overtime this year.
"I get calls from California, Maine, Nebraska, Florida, New York City, of course," he said.
This Santa, whose name is Chuck Plant, has been working out of his “call center” (aka his garage) instead of his workshop, video chatting with children to lift their spirits. He knows this has been a difficult time for adults and kids alike.
DEC 19, 2020 - MARSHALL E. RINKER, SR. PLAYHOUSE
In a tapestry of songs that includes spirituals, gospel, and blues; Avery Sommers shares her journey on the way to fully embracing her voice.
Need To Know Before You Go
-Social distancing will be in effect in all areas.
-CDC recommended masks are required.
-Temperature checks will be performed prior to entry.
-Park on Level 3 in the Kravis Center parking garage to avoid use of elevator or stairs.
-Doors open at 6:30 pm. Table side service only for food and beverage.
-Limited Cabaret-Style Seating, sold as tables of 4.
-Parties seated upon arrival. We ask that you not change tables once you are seated.
DEC 19, 2020
TABLE OF 4 FOR $120. A TABLE COST INCLUDES ADMISSION TO THE PURCHASER AND UP TO 3 GUESTS.