TRENDING NEWS Archives for 2021-02

New York restaurants moving to Palm Beach amid COVID-19 restrictions

PALM BEACH, Fla. — As COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants continue in states like New York, we are seeing more business owners bringing their northeast locations to the Island of Palm Beach.

“Really what it boils down to is that it's super attractive right now from the financial perspective, guests are dining out, we have no restrictions,” said Stephen Asprinio, principal for S.A. Hospitality Ventures.

 

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Manager says Tiger Woods in surgery after rollover crash

Golf star Tiger Woods suffered leg injuries Tuesday in a vehicle rollover in suburban Los Angeles and was undergoing surgery, authorities and his manager said. Woods was alone in the vehicle and had to be extricated from it, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. No other cars were involved in the wreck that injured the golfer. An ambulance took Woods to a hospital in serious condition, authorities said.

 

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Seattle Mariners CEO resigns after video surfaces of him making insensitive comments about players

SOURCE: Ted S. Warren / AP File Photo

 

Seattle Mariners CEO Kevin Mather resigned Monday after video surfaced over the weekend of him expressing his views of the club's organizational strategy and making insensitive remarks about players. Mariners Chairman John Stanton said Mather's comments were inappropriate and do not represent the views of the franchise.

 

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Houston Astros and Washington Nationals report to Ballpark of the Palm Beaches for first day of spring training

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —

Pitchers and catchers for the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals arrived at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach on Wednesday to report for their first day of spring training. “Guys are taking out their bats and their gloves and their balls and they’re trying on uniforms,” said Matt Slatus, general manager at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

 

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Conservative radio icon Rush Limbaugh dead at 70

Rush Limbaugh, the conservative media icon who for decades used his perch as the king of talk-radio to shape the politics of both the Republican Party and nation, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer. He was 70.

 

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Interesting facts about each president of the United States

Do you know which U.S. president was a Grammy winner, or which one skinny dipped in the Potomac River every morning? History classes may have taught us plenty of important things about all the different presidents we've had over the past two centuries, but there are actually a lot of interesting facts about our presidents that many might not know — including which president was a lifelong bachelor and which one gave a speech right after being shot. And if you're wondering which stories are actually just myths (like did William Howard Taft really get stuck in a White House bathtub?), these fun facts about each commander-in-chief will definitely clear up truth from legend. Whether you're celebrating Presidents Day or just looking for random trivia facts to stump your friends and family, read on to learn interesting tidbits you never knew about each president of the United States!

 

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This is why we celebrate Presidents Day in February

Presidents Day may seem like a chance to shop for some sales and enjoy a long weekend, but when the holiday first started, it had a much deeper meaning. The first incarnation of Presidents Day actually began with George Washington. After his death in 1799, citizens unofficially remembered him on his actual birthday, Feb. 22. According to History, that date became a federal holiday in 1879 for the District of Columbia, and in 1885, the holiday was expanded to the whole country.

 

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Bruce Springsteen charged with drunken driving; Jeep Super Bowl ad on pause

In this Nov. 1, 2016 file photo, Bruce Springsteen performs at Stand Up For Heroes in New York. 

SOURCE: Greg Allen/Invision/AP File

 

HIGHLANDS, N.J. —

Bruce Springsteen is facing a drunken driving charge in New Jersey, prompting Jeep to put on pause the Super Bowl television commercial that features him. Springsteen was arrested Nov. 14 in a part of the Gateway National Recreation Area on the New Jersey coast, a spokesperson for the National Park Service confirmed Wednesday.

 

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McDonald's is bringing back an old favorite to its menu after a customer revolt

McDonald's has heard the complaints and is bringing back the fan-favorite Hi-C Orange drink after a nearly four-year absence from soda fountains. The orange-colored beverage will begin reappearing in select U.S. restaurants this month and will be available nationwide by June. McDonald's said in a release that its return was prompted by boisterous fans on social media that have "passionately asked for us to bring it back over the years."

 

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Check out some of the top youth art images featured at ArtiGras

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Celebrating its 36th anniversary, ArtiGras is back in 2021. The two-day event showcases a unique juried exhibition of more than 250 fine artists from all over the country. Interactive art exhibits, children's activities, live music and demonstrations will be available, as well. The event takes place February 13 - 14. Tickets start at $11. This year, ArtiGras has moved to its new location at the Gardens North County District Park in Palm Beach Gardens. For more information, click here. Above, you'll find the some of the top youth art images, which will be featured at ArtiGras. WPBF 25 is once again the proud exclusive television sponsor of ArtiGras

 

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2021 nominees announced

Go ahead and brush the "Dirt Off Your Shoulder," the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees are a "Tapestry" of "Simply The Best." If you haven't guessed yet, Jay-Z, Carole King and Tina Turner are among those up for induction this year.

 

Other nominees are Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, Foo Fighters, The Go-Go's, Iron Maiden, Chaka Khan, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, Todd Rundgren and Dionne Warwick

 

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This map shows America's most popular Valentine's Day candies by state

Candy hearts are out, and chocolate is in! ??????

 

Most popular Valentine's Day candy by state map SOURCE: Zippia

 

With Valentine's Day just a few days away, people in love are putting the final pink-and-red touches on their plans for Feb. 14. They're preparing a romantic dinner menu, constructing a cheesy Valentine's Day craft, and, of course, stocking up on sweet treats. But, as with most things, Valentine's Day candy preferences vary from person-to-person, and even state-to-state. Job hunting website Zippia used Google Trends to determine the most popular Valentine's Day candy by state, and one sweet stood out above the rest: chocolate strawberries.

 

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Walmart to begin distributing vaccines in Florida this week

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday more than 100 Walmart stores across 34 Florida counties will begin distributing COVID-19 vaccines on Friday. DeSantis made the announcement during a news conference at a Walmart in Jacksonville Tuesday. He said an initial supply of 25,000 doses will be going to Walmart.

 

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Tom Brady wins Super Bowl No. 7, Buccaneers beat Chiefs 31-9

Video above: Super Bowl 'a phenomenal moment' for fans in Tampa

Tom Brady made his seventh Super Bowl title look familiar — despite moving south to a new team and conference during a pandemic.

 

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Clematis by Night to kick off in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —

The weekly concert series Clematis by Night in West Palm Beach is returning Thursday after being pushed back due to a rise in COVID-19 cases. It’s a part of the city’s ‘Revamp Fun in ‘21’ campaign, which also includes bringing back other events like Screen on the Green and Sunday on the Waterfront.

 

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Oscar-winner Christopher Plummer dead at 91

Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award acting winner in history, has died. He was 91. Plummer died Friday morning at his home in Connecticut with his wife, Elaine Taylor, by his side, said Lou Pitt, his longtime friend and manager

 

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Mass vaccination site expected to open at South Florida Fairgrounds next week

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —

County leaders say a mass vaccination site is expected to open at the South Florida Fairgrounds as soon as Wednesday. Palm Beach County District 5 Commissioner Maria Sachs says Health Care District of Palm Beach County leaders told the entire commission that the mass vaccination site is opening up at the fairgrounds as soon as next week.

 

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Facebook group helps seniors book vaccination appointments

Fla. — A quickly conceived Facebook group dreamed up on a Parkland couple's couch now has over 18,000 members and has helped over 1,000 seniors book hard-to-get COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Katherine Quirk and her fiance Russell Schwartz of Parkland decided to help seniors after seeing how difficult it was for their parents and friends to navigate the online appointment system.

 

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