That would be none other than New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick.
On Saturday afternoon, the Super Bowl-winning coaching legend was seen working out on the treadmills at Gold’s Gym in Jupiter. There is no rest for a multitasking coach in the offseason: As Belichick worked out, in a Harvard Football T-shirt, he had the treadmill TV on a basketball game, had a computer propped up reviewing football game video and was jotting down notes on a pad, a pencil stuck behind his right ear.
When Donald Trump mentioned his hiring of foreign workers at Mar-A-Lago in Thursday’s debate, viewers not familiar with Palm Beach might have been wondering:
What is “the season”? Aren’t there four of them?
Everywhere but South Florida, where there is only one season that counts. That’s the winter season, roughly October-November to late April, when snowbirds come down from Canada and the northern sections of the United States to thaw out and spend money down here.
Their dollars keeps our tourism-based industry afloat but also causes some consternation with crowded restaurants, more traffic on the roads, etc.
Before they were famous, they were Floridians. And Florida beauty pageants were their first flush with fame.
Here they are….
Recognize this smiling Miss Florida? It’s Delta Burke, who became famous as Suzanne Sugarbaker on TV’s Designing Women. The Orlando native was Miss Florida 1974 when she was a senior in high school. In this picture, from November 1974, she was at The Breakers, in Palm Beach, to help present safety awards at a contractors convention.
Recognize this smiling Miss Miami? It’s Victoria Principal, the actress who became famous as Pamela Ewing on TV’s Dallas. She graduated from high school in Miami in 1968, was Miss Miami in 1969 and soon after left Florida to seek fame as an actress.
Recognize this smiling Miss America? It’s Leanza Cornett, Miss America 1993, appearing that year at a Port St. Lucie high school to promote AIDS awareness and prevention. She was raised in Jacksonville, became Miss Florida in 1992 and won the national Miss America pageant the following year. She has been a TV show host, and a stage and screen actress.
Bob Barker, retired host of “The Price is Right” and known animal rights activist was seen relaxing in the lounge at Palm Beach’s Meat Market Thursday night. The well-known vegetarian did not dine at the popular restaurant. Barker was seen having drinks with Lenny Lauren, the brother of fashion mogul Ralph Lauren.
A publicist for the restaurant provided the information to The Palm Beach Post.
Scottish actor Alan Cumming, who received a 2011 Emmy Award nomination for his work on “The Good Wife” and who has starred in numerous films including “X-Men” and “Cabaret” dined at West Palm Beach’s vegetarian bistro Darbster this past weekend, according to his Instagram post.
Celine Dion’s husband René Angélil passed away Thursday. Angélil had been battling cancer for many years.
“René Angélil, 73, passed away this morning as his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer,” a rep for the couple told People magazine. “”The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment; more details will be provided at a later time.”
We look back on when the couple lived in Palm Beach County: