7 do’s and don’ts every contact lens wearers should know

Keep lenses clean with a proper solution. If you don’t use the proper solution to keep contact lenses clean and moist, you can get eye infections, plain and simple, said Dr. Bernard P. Lepri, an FDA optometrist who was interviewed on the FDA website.
“Bacterial infections can be extremely rapid, result in corneal ulcers, and cause blindness — sometimes within as little as 24 hours if not diagnosed and treated promptly.”

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Solar eclipse 2017: Best viewing spots in Palm Beach County

Staff Writers Lulu Ramadan, Alexandra Seltzer, Matt Morgan, Sarah Peters, Kevin D. Thompson and Tony Doris contributed to this report.

Article source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/local/the-best-spots-watch-the-solar-eclipse-palm-beach-county/swQOwdpv09XIaXxLh7ydHN/

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The best spots to watch the solar eclipse in Palm Beach County

Staff Writers Lulu Ramadan, Alexandra Seltzer, Matt Morgan, Sarah Peters, Kevin D. Thompson and Tony Doris contributed to this report.

Article source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/local/the-best-spots-watch-the-solar-eclipse-palm-beach-county/swQOwdpv09XIaXxLh7ydHN/

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Boaters also attended event at the Jupiter Inlet

July 24, 2015Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen leave Jupiter Inlet in 19-foot SeaCraft and do not return. Search begins.

July 26 – U.S. Coast Guard finds capsized boat 67 miles off Daytona Beach. When Coast Guard returned after looking for the boys, the boat was gone.

July 31 – The U.S. Coast Guard calls off its search after patrolling more than 50,000 square nautical miles.

Sunset, Aug. 9 - The Cohen and Stephanos families suspend their search.

Nov. 13, 2015 – Crying, dancing and remembering the good times at sea, about 800 friends and family of Austin Stephanos gathered at Jupiter First Church to say goodbye to the 14-year-old boy lost at sea in July.

March 18, 2016Norwegian supply vessel Edda Fjord finds the capsized boat about 100 miles off the coast of Bahamas. The vessel brings the boat to Norway.

March 25 – Gov. Rick Scott signs bill, sponsored in memory of Perry and Austin, to give boater owners discounts on registration if they buy boating safety devices.

May 11 – Apple computer experts say they can’t retrieve information from Austin Stephanos’s submerged cell phone found on the boat.

May 16 – The boat arrives from Norway to Port Everglades.

July 22, 2016 – Pamela Cohen, Perry Cohen’s mother, writes letter to mark one year since the disappearance of her son Perry Cohen. She released the letter to The Palm Beach Post.

July 24, 2016Dozens of friends and family members gather at the Jupiter Inlet, and around Florida and the nation, to release lanterns into the night to mark one year since the disappearance of the boys.

April 3, 2017 – Fundraising, boosted by a $25,000 pledge from the Miami Dolphins Foundation, continues to raise money for the Perry J. Cohen Wetlands Laboratory at Jupiter High School.

June 17, 2017 – Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigators find evidence of child neglect in the disappearance of two teenage boaters, but the state does not file charges.

July 21, 2017 – Perry Cohen’s mother Pamela files a wrongful death lawsuit alleging negligence on the part of Austin Stephanos’s family.


Palm Beach Post coverage of the missing teens

July 22, 2017 – William “Blu” Stephanos, Austin’s father, “was not negligent in any manner” despite a lawsuit filed Friday blaming him and three others for the presumed deaths of the two Tequesta teenagers, his attorney said in a statement.

July 23, 2017 - Carly Black, Austin’s mother, issues a statement saying a lawsuit brought by Cohen’s mother will force the families to “relive this horrible nightmare.”

Article source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/local/new-hundreds-mark-years-since-the-boys-vanished-from-jupiter-inlet/dSegjg2xDPP0B0m8nWJX8N/

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BREAKING: Diver reportedly bitten by shark in Jupiter

“Beach towels were wrapped around his left hand. You could see the blood through the towels. He was able to walk off the dive boat onto the stretcher. They took him away in the ambulance,” said Kyle Douse, the general manager of the Square Grouper restaurant 1100 block of Love Street on the south side of the Jupiter.

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Shark Bites Diver Near Jupiter Inlet

A diver said he was bitten by a shark while spearfishing in Jupiter Friday afternoon, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said.

The diver said the shark bit his hand while underwater.

Paramedics responded to the 1100 block of Love Street to transport the injured adult male to the hospital.

His condition is unknown.

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Martin County community calendar Aug. 5 – TC Palm

 

To submit your events, go to the TCPalm.com home page blue bar on the upper left-hand side and click “Submit Your Stuff” link.

SATURDAY’S SPECIAL EVENTS

Backpack Giveaway: More than 500 backpacks with school supplies distributed to youngsters. 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 5. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5150 S.E. Railway Ave., Port Salerno. All ages. 772-286-5455; www.stlukesfl.org.

Back To School Fair: Backpacks to hand out filled with school supplies, Bagged lunch (Sandwich, cookie, fruit cup, chips), Hair cuts, clothing. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 5. Trinity United Methodist Church of Jensen Beach, 2221 N.E. Savannah Road, Jensen Beach. 772-334-3404. Lines grow quickly so we suggest getting here early.

Family Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 5. Fort Pierce Branch Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. Ages: 18 months and older. 772-462-2812; library.stlucieco.gov.

Back to School Bash: Enjoy a fun-filled day during our Back To School Bash. Noon-4 p.m. Aug. 5. Treasure Coast Square, 3174 N.W. U.S. 1, Jensen Beach. 

Games For All @ Your Library: 3-5 p.m. Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26. Robert Morgade Library, 5851 S.E. Community Drive, Stuart. www.library.martin.fl.us.

SATURDAY’S RECURRING EVENTS

DANCE

Commodores Dance Club:  7-10 p.m. American Legion Hall, 3195 N.E. Savannah Road, Jensen Beach.  Ages: 45+. $8. 772-236-9449.

Dance Classes: Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Country and Club group and private classes. 1-9 p.m. Jensen Beach Ballroom, 881 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach. Discounts available. Register: 609-356-2973; www.JensenBeachBallroom.com.

Group Dance Lessons: Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Country. 6 p.m. Jensen Beach Ballroom, 881 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach. $10 per person. 609-356-2973; jensenbeachballroom.com.

Rio Ballroom: Public Dancing/Group Class. 6:30 p.m. Rio Ballroom, 2051 N.E. Dixie Highway, Jensen Beach. $10-$15. 772-485-8200; josephmorley1@gmail.com.

EXERCISE/HEALTH

Cardioboxing and Kickboxing: All skill levels. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Twelve Rounds Boxing Club, Bruner Plaza, 688 S.E. Monterey, Stuart. Ages: 18+. 772-919-2441; www.facebook.com/twelveroundsboxing/.

Tai Chi for Health Classes: Gentle exercise for health and wellness. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Black Belt Leadership Academy, 1064 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach. all ages. $48/ month or $15/class. 772-260-3365; pat@taichifocus.com.

OTHER

Beginning Acting: An introductory course to the art of acting. 11 a.m. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Cove Road, SR A1A, Port Salerno. Annual registration fee; $10 per class. Register: 772-286-5455; www.stlukesfl.org.

Community Farmers and Flea Market: Variety of Farmers and Flea Market outdoor vendors. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2655 Immanuel Drive, Palm City. 772-766-6167; Kim9Chap13@yahoo.com.

Hike Through History: Join a Historian led 2-mile trek discovering history nature. 8:30 a.m. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter. Ages: 5+. RSVP: 561-747-8380; www.jupiterlighthouse.org.

MC Genealogical Society: Research assistance by DAR. 10 a.m.-noon. Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. Ages: 12+. 772-220-1638; mcgensociety.org.

Palm City Green Market: Fresh produce, arts and crafts, Ethnic foods and spices. 9 a.m.-2-p.m. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2655 Immanuel Drive, Palm City. 772-345-3797; palmcitygreenmarket.com.

Reggae with the Floridan Band with Steel Drums: 6-9 p.m. Mulligans Beach House, 2019 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach. www.thefloridianband.com.

Voice Development: Singing for the performing arts. 10 a.m. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Cove Road at SR A1A, Port Salerno. Ages: 8-18. Yearly registration fee $15; $10 per class. Register: 772-286-5455; www.stlukesfl.org.

 

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Outhouse out, new bathroom in at Jupiter’s Sawfish Bay Park

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Current portable bathroom at Sawfish Bay Park (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

Good news for fishermen, lunchtime brown baggers and kayakers at Sawfish Bay Park: A new, bigger — and cleaner — bathroom is on the way.

The Jupiter council unanimously approved spending up to $60,000 to build a bathroom at the north end of the town’s waterfront park.

The current portable bathroom is next to a picnic table sheltered by a gazebo that is often used by fishermen, folks eating their lunch and kayakers who launch from the park.

The new bathroom, which will be in the same location, will have facilities for men and women and a drinking fountain.

“It’s about time. Lots of people won’t use that outhouse. They use other locations,” said Dan Ponton, nodding towards the bushes and under the Alt. A1A bridge at the park.

Ponton, 33, construction worker and a lifelong Jupiter resident, regularly fishes at the park on the east side of the Alt. A1A bridge just north of Center Street.

Drinking water and toilets are part of the $3 million improvements underway at Riverbend/Battlefield Park.

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This a model of the new bathroom to be built at Sawfish Bay Park (Town of Jupiter)

 

Photographers often stop by Sawfish Bay Park to take images of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse across the Loxahatchee River. (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

The new bathroom, like other public bathrooms in Jupiter, will be cleaned at least five days a week, said Tom Driscoll, the town’s director of engineering, parks and public works.

The new building to be supplied by Spokane Valley, Washington-based CXT Inc.  will be simulated wood lap siding, simulated cast concrete metal roofing and will meet ADA requirements.

Sawfish Bay Park

Sawfish Bay Park is outlined in red. The new bathroom is planned on the north end.



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Outhouse out, new bathroom in at Jupiter’s Sawfish Bay Park

August 15, 2017| Filed in: bridges, business, community, construction, ecotourism, Environment, Fishing, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Jupiter Farms, news, newsfeed, north, North Palm Beach, parks, Port St. Lucie, recreation

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Current portable bathroom at Sawfish Bay Park (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

Good news for fishermen, lunchtime brown baggers and kayakers at Sawfish Bay Park: A new, bigger — and cleaner — bathroom is on the way.

The Jupiter council unanimously approved spending up to $60,000 to build a bathroom at the north end of the town’s waterfront park.

The current portable bathroom is next to a picnic table sheltered by a gazebo that is often used by fishermen, folks eating their lunch and kayakers who launch from the park.

The new bathroom, which will be in the same location, will have facilities for men and women and a drinking fountain.

“It’s about time. Lots of people won’t use that outhouse. They use other locations,” said Dan Ponton, nodding towards the bushes and under the Alt. A1A bridge at the park.

Ponton, 33, construction worker and a lifelong Jupiter resident, regularly fishes at the park on the east side of the Alt. A1A bridge just north of Center Street.

Drinking water and toilets are part of the $3 million improvements underway at Riverbend/Battlefield Park.

new bathroom

This a model of the new bathroom to be built at Sawfish Bay Park (Town of Jupiter)

 

Photographers often stop by Sawfish Bay Park to take images of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse across the Loxahatchee River. (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

The new bathroom, like other public bathrooms in Jupiter, will be cleaned at least five days a week, said Tom Driscoll, the town’s director of engineering, parks and public works.

The new building to be supplied by Spokane Valley, Washington-based CXT Inc.  will be simulated wood lap siding, simulated cast concrete metal roofing and will meet ADA requirements.

Sawfish Bay Park

Sawfish Bay Park is outlined in red. The new bathroom is planned on the north end.






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People hired, promoted in Palm Beach County business

ADVOCACY

Sheri Svi has been named regional director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Florida office. Sheri has served the state’s Jewish community for many years. The office is located in Boca Raton. Prior to working for the ADL, Svi worked at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, as well as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. She received her bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Near Eastern and North African studies, and master’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan.

ARCHITECTURE

Cotleur Hearing has hired four new employees. Alex Ahrenholz has joined the firm as a land use planner. He works in the entitlement and development processes, including rezoning, site plan amendments and abandonment. Ahrenholz graduated from the University of Florida with a master’s degree in urban and regional planning.

Jeremy Hubsch has joined the firm as senior land use planner. Before his position at the firm, Hubsch worked in public and private sector planning roles. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Hubsch has a master’s degree from Florida State University in urban and regional planning.

Mario Rivera has joined the firm as a landscape designer. He has over 15 years of experience in architecture, engineering and construction. Prior to his position at the firm he was a CADD/GIS technician for the city of Coral Springs, where he prepared site engineering plans and construction documents for the Florida Department of Transportation and South Florida Water Management District, among other government facilities. Rivera is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and well as the Urban and Regional Information System Association. He is a certified geographic information system professional, and received his master’s degree from the University of Florida in landscape architecture.










Jennifer Eaton has joined the firm as and AutoCAD technician. She has over 20 years of experience as a tech from working in various facets of the construction and development industry. Eaton attended Palm Beach State College. She and her family are new residents of Jupiter.

ARTS

The Palm Beach Opera has hired three new employees and promoted one. Natalie Parker has been promoted to the opera’s individual and planned giving manager. She has successfully launched initiatives to increase the opera’s donor funding and support.

Alexandra Richter has been hired as the opera’s individual giving and grants manager. She will be responsible for assisting all fund efforts, and managing all government, foundation and individual granting requirements. Prior to the opera, Richter worked for the American Heart Association in New York City where she managed the organization’s gifts program. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a degree in public relations and a minor in art history.

Alyse Landers Keller has been hired as the opera’s special events and corporate relations manager. She will be responsible for managing the company’s special events, in addition to securing corporate sponsorships, and underwriting for company events and programming. She previously worked for The International Council of Shopping Centers. Keller graduated summa cum laude from the University at Albany with a degree in business administration.

Abbey Ward has been hired as an education and community engagement associate. Ward will be responsible for managing the studio and Story Time series programs, as well as assist in managing and growing the opera’s programs for K-12 students. She received her Bachelor of Music from Wheaton College Conservatory and her Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music.

BANKING

First Bank of the Palm Beaches has hired Paula Cabezas as a senior loan officer. She has more than 20 years of experience in residential lending.

Power Financial Credit Union has hired Claire Bergquist as executive vice president, chief talent and knowledge officer. She will oversee the company’s human resources department. Prior to joining Power Financial, Bergquist in the human resources departments at Popular Community Bank and Kislak Organization. She received a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Villanova University.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Cynthia Nalley has been appointed to the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority board of directors. Nalley is a broker-associate with Anderson Carr. Prior to her position in real estate, she created technology systems and oversaw programs for major companies such as Citibank and JP Morgan Chase. Nalley served on the Downtown Neighborhood Association board for three years.

Eddie Ruiz has been selected to participated in the Southern Education Foundation’s racial equity leadership network. Ruiz is the assistant superintendent for student services, equity and access for the School District of Palm Beach County. He holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Phoenix and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Central Florida.

Karen Greene has been elected president of the Florida State Guardianship Association. She previously served as president of the Palm Beach County chapter of the FSGA. Greene is a member of the Palm Beach County Elder Abuse Task Force and the Hoarding Task Force. In addition, she is a certified examining committee member for the state. Greene is president of Hired Hearts.

United Way of Palm Beach County has hired two. Doug Eberhart has been named vice president of hunger relief. He is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the hunger relief plan. His primary focus will be to energize and inspire stakeholders to make a measurable, collective impact on hunger in Palm Beach County by mobilizing the hunger relief task force, and forming community partnerships to help ensure the success of the hunger relief strategic plan.

Seth Bernstein has been hired as the organization’s senior vice president of community investments. He is responsible for providing oversight and direction for United Way’s funding areas of education, income and health, as well as special initiatives and community-wide collective impact projects. Bernstein will work directly with the CEO, board of directors, community investment council and senior leadership at United Way to ensure that donor dollars are being strategically invested in work that addresses the county’s most pressing issues in the most efficient manner possible.

COMMUNICATION

TransMedia Group has hired Rebecca Shpektor as director of public relations. Prior to the company, Scpektor worked in a public relations position at Dassault Systemes. She received her Bachelor of Science in mass communications, with a focus in public relations and concentration in Spanish from Boston University.

CONSTRUCTION

Hedrick Brothers Construction has hired two. Megan Looby was hired as an assistant project manager. She has experience in healthcare and lean construction. Looby graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering.

Tara Woodend was hired as an assistant project manager. She has experience in commercial real estate development, sales and interior design. Woodend graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in interior design.

CULINARY

Peter Cowley has been appointed general manager of Toojay’s in Boynton Beach. His responsibilities include managing daily operations and overseeing human resources, in addition to customer service, food preparation, and administrative organization. Cowley has worked for Toojay’s for 30 years. He is a resident of Jupiter.

David Viviano has been named executive chef at Eau Palm Beach Resort Spa. He will oversee all culinary operations of the oceanfront property including fine dining room Angle, alfresco eatery Breeze Ocean Kitchen, Temple Orange Mediterranean Bistro, Stir Bar Lounge, in-room dining and social events. Viviano has over 20 years of culinary experience in dining restaurants and luxury hotels. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

LEGAL

Ackerman Link Sartory has hired two. Eleni Kastrenakes Howard has been hired as a senior associate to practice in business and commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Howard worked for Holland Knight. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law.

Christine B. Gardner has been hired as an associate attorney to practice business and commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a law clerk for judge Martha C. Warner at the Fourth District Court of Appeal. In addition, Gardner worked as a trial court law clerk at the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida. She is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law.

NONPROFITS

Kathryn B. Rossmell has been seleted to join Leadership Palm Beach County’s 2018 class of Leadership Engage. She practices law at Lewis Longman Walker in West Palm Beach, focusing on land use, environmental, local government and natural resources law.

Brooke Wiener has been accepted as a Frank Family Leadership Institute’s Frank Family Fellow for 2017-18. She is a volunteer with the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. Wiener is actively involved in Palm Beach County’s Jewish community. She is a resident of Boynton Beach and an attorney for Howard J. Wiener Associates.

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League has been certified by Points of Light as a service enterprise.

The Boca West Community Charitable Foundation has hired Jennifer Bate as its executive director. She will be responsible for the implementation of board policies, and oversee public relations, marketing and communications efforts. She will also oversee the development of a new website and conduct a review of all existing programs.

PEST CONTROL

Justin Wichman has been promoted to manager of Truly Nolen Pest Control’s West Palm Beach office. Some of his responsibilities will include maintaining business visibility and promoting the company’s core values. Wichman previously worked in the hospitality industry. He graduated from Waukesha County Technical College with a degree in culinary arts.

REAL ESTATE

Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices has hired Nancy Paradise as a full-time realtor. She is a member of the Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound Association of Realtors, in addition to the Jupiter Inlet Beach Club. Paradise is a graduate of the French Institue of Notre Dame de Sion, Loretto Heights College and the University of Kansas. She carries the GRI designation from the Realtor Institute and has also completed a leadership development program from the Association of Realtors. Paradise has 27 years of experience in the industry.

TRADE

JF Hillebrand Group has appointed two area directors. Thomas Barfoed has been named area director of North America. He has worked for the company for 17 years and has held positions in its wine and spirits markets.

Laura Montilla has been named area director of Latin America. She has worked for the company for 20 years and has held leadership roles that include country manager for Chile and Argentina.

UTILITIES

Lumitec announced the hire of Alex Lehman as territory sales manager for the state. He has 10 years of experience in various industries such as communications and real estate. In his position, Lehman will work to strengthen customer relationships and cultivate growth opportunities. He previously worked for Professional Sales Agents and Equity Residential. The company is located in Delray Beach.

BUSINESS OPENING

PBI Executive Real Estate has opened in Palm Beach. The company offers high quality properties to high-income, executive clientele. Partners Russ Dise and Robert W. Prier have 35 years of experience in aviation sales, leasing, finance and charter business. Dise attended The Ohio State University. Prier attended St. Lawrence University and then signed with the Ottawa Senators prior to becoming a hockey coach at Princeton University.

RECOGNITION

West Boca Medical Center has been named a 5-Star Recipient for labor and delivery care by Healthgrades. The hospital has received this rating three years in a row.


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