Car enthusiasts, this beach was made for your ride.

Vroom, vroom! Get ready to hear and see a variety of muscle machines at the Horsepower at the Beach car show on Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Lake Worth Casino Building and Beach Complex in Lake Worth.

You can either check out the exhibition for free or register your vehicle for a chance to win some awards. This is an opportunity to admire some of the coolest rides in town, check out the engines, the upgrades and take a peek at their stylish interiors.

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(Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

If you think your car has what it takes to win, you can pay $15 to be included in the lineup and receive up-front, VIP beachfront parking. To register, contact lbennett@lakeworth.org or 561-533-7395.

Otherwise, just come out, enjoy the show, eat some food and listen to great music outside.

What: Horsepower at the Beach car show

When: Thursday, Oct. 13. 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Lake Worth Casino building and Beach complex in Lake Worth, FL.

Hurricane Matthew: ‘The calm before the storm’ through local pictures

Hurricane Matthew updates: Check our WeatherPlus blog. 

You’ve probably been bombarded with news, tweets and pictures regarding  #HurricaneMatthew as it goes through the Caribbean and possibly hugs the eastern United States over the next few days.

However, if you’re still not convinced by the latest media hype (even though you should), check out the local forecast from the Pelican Park Weather Station:

The coconut suggests that it’s still calm in Palm Beach county, and a few pictures from today actually prove it.

Weather so nice today, that many have been enjoying outdoor activities.

Or relaxing on their ocean view patios watching the skies change throughout the day.

On the other hand, as also stated by @dr.jakehyde on his caption above, “the only calm thing in town seems to be the weather.”

Take a look how people in the county are preparing for #HurricaneMatthew

Why not use your lunch break today to get ready? @bcathcart84 did!

Including myself as I was freaking out because I couldn’t find water since yesterday.

And there’s also a group of people (probably the smart ones) who are simply avoiding Hurricane Matthew at all costs.

@josephpauldavis is heading to DC.

@refined_fashion has no business doing in the island.

Even though the skies are crisp and blue today, this pool seemed completely empty.

No lines outside of the Gucci store. #Priorities

@thejenobrien seems to be hopeful still.

But @_Juniorsalas83 is not taking any chance… and he seems upset about his departure.

 

Once again, To get the latest updates on Hurricane Matthew check our WeatherPlus blog.

Photos: Fans know how to party at the Miami Dolphins first home game!

(Video by Julio Poletti/The Palm Beach Post; Music by “My Time” by Ryan Little licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License)

Sunday, Sept. 25 was the Miami Dolphins first home game of the 2016 NFL season. And the Post captured Fins’ fans tailgating like crazy at Hard Rock Stadium. Fans decked out in total Dolphins gear from orange hair to full Gorilla masks and more.

Did we snap your party photo? Check out our “Miami Dolphins Tailgate Party’ photo gallery.

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“I started the Gorilla thing, so that’s why my jersey is #1” said Luke Gorilla #1 during the first Miami Dolphins home game. (Julio Poletti/The Palm Beach Post)

Also, check out our Palm Beach Post staff photographers’ exclusive images from Fins’ first win: Photo Gallery -Miami Dolphins vs. Cleveland Browns

Honoring Labor Day: Interesting, unique tools used by local crafters, artisans

Georgette Pressler’s water-soluble paints for body painting. (Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)
Georgette Pressler’s water-soluble paints for body painting. (Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)

Today, on Labor Day, we hope these tools are at rest.

But tomorrow begins another day of labor.

Sometimes, work can be more than just a job. It can be an art form, a life mission.

Over the years, we have talked to local workers, crafters and artisans about their trades, and the tools they use. On Labor Day, we thought we’d share with you their life philosophies:

Labor Intensive – Tools of the Trade: Showcasing a Barber, Carpenter, Glassblower and Bodypainter

 

 

Which South Florida spot is one of the top homemade ice cream shops in America?

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The heat is driving people to find some source of refreshment such as a bowl of ice cream. So why not try the best? One South Florida ice cream parlor was named one of the best spots for homemade ice cream.

Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant in Dania Beach was listed among Thrillist‘s list of the Best Old-School, Homemade Ice Cream Shops in the U.S. The restaurant, which is located on S Federal Highway, is known for its “kitschy memorabilia” and is called “the kind of place where you eat you ice cream at a proper table.”

Related: Vote now – Best ice cream shop in Palm Beach County

According to Thrillist, checking out this ice cream spot is imperative for people in the South Florida area. “Up front, you’ll see a kitschy souvenir shop full of candy and Styrofoam barber shop hats, and the dining room’s done up with enough license plates and other bric-a-brac to make an old TGI Friday’s blush,” the site stated.

“The ice cream menu is full of sundaes that will make your teeth hurt just reading about them, but the king of them all is the Kitchen Sink (yes, it’s served in a sink), which is made from whatever the hell the people in the back feel like throwing in a sundae before charging $13.95 per person (minimum four people). You’ll need everyone.”

Jaxson’s was the only Florida spot on the list, but that doesn’t mean it is the only ice cream place worth checking out. The Post is currently seeing what readers think is the best ice cream shop in Palm Beach County while West Palm Beach’s Sloan’s was named one of the top destinations in a recent poll by USA Today.

Read more at Thrillist.

Andrea Doria sinking: Boca Raton man survived sinking, rescued children

Jerry Reinert stands next to the white shirt he wore in July 1956 while helping survivors of the Andrea Doria. (Post photo/Bruce Bennett)
Jerry Reinert stands next to the white shirt he wore in July 1956 while helping survivors of the Andrea Doria. (Post photo/Bruce Bennett)

Last night, July 25th, marked 60 years since the sinking of the Andrea Doria.

The fatally-injured Andrea Doria lies on her side, shortly before disappearing beneath the waves. (Post file photo)
The fatally-injured Andrea Doria lies on her side, shortly before disappearing beneath the waves. (Post file photo)

At age 21,  Jerry Reinert, who now lives in Boca Raton, nearly died in the sinking of the fabled Andrea Doria passenger ship, after it collided with

another liner off Nantucket at 11 p.m. the night of July 25, 1956.

Instead, he became an accidental hero that foggy night – and a changed man.

“The worst had already happened and I survived,” he says.

Read about how the events of that night on the cold dark waters of the Atlantic taught Reinert a lesson he’s never forgotten: “Boca Raton hero rescued children off sinking Andrea Doria 60 years ago”

Our interview with Boca Raton’s ‘Countess’ on her 100th birthday

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Countess Henrietta de Hoernle with the 2012 National Philanthropy Day Centenarian Lifetime Distinction Award. (Lauren Lieberman/LILA photo)

Henrietta de Hoernle, known as Rita to her bridge friends and ‘The Countess’ throughout Palm Beach County, died Friday in hospice care at a hospital in her adopted hometown of Boca Raton, the Glick Family Funeral home confirmed Sunday. Funeral arrangements are pending for the woman whose 100th birthday was feted by the city with “Countess Appreciation Day.”

When Hoernle turned 100 years old in 2012, she estimated she had donated more than $40 million to her chosen causes since she and her late husband, Adolph, moved to South Florida in 1981.

We recall our interview with The Countess when she turned 100. Here is an excerpt from the 2012 interview:

Palm Beach Post’s Barbara Marshall: “What do you hope people remember about you?”

Henrietta de Hoernle: That I was a generous person, that I loved people and that I was willing to help.

What really gets my goat is seeing people having yachts, big apartments, chauffeurs and limousines and all that. That money could have been spent more wisely on people who need it, especially now.

There is a feeling that’s indescribable when someone comes up to you and says, “you saved my daughter,” “you saved my son.” People stop me in the streets and say, “you do such wonderful work.”

Read the entire interview here: “The Countess at 100: ‘Give while you live so you know where it goes”

 

Bastille Day 2016: Best places to celebrate today in Palm Beach County

Bastille Day festivities. (Palm Beach Post file photo)
Bastille Day festivities. (Palm Beach Post file photo)

Lovers of French history, culture and food, your holiday is here! It’s Bastille Day today!

Here are are some options on where to celebrate:

Pistache

Celebrate Bastille Day with special menus of French small plates, entrees and desserts and some revolutionary entertainment.

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Pistache’s terrace offers a great view of downtown’s waterfront. (Richard Graulich/ The Palm Beach Post)

The festivities are tonight from 5:30 to 9 p.m. 101 N. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach. $9-$34. Information: 561-833-5090.

Norton Museum of Art

All of tonight’s ‘Art After Dark’ activities including music, film, language lessons, food, drink and more are presented with a French twist.

The celebration is from 5 to 9 p.m. 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Free. Information: 561-832-5196.

Chez Marie

Enjoy a discounted special three-course French gourmet meal while listening to French vocalist and keyboard player, Thelerry Khalfa.

The event is tonight starting at 5:30 p.m. 5030 Champion Blvd, Boca Raton. $29.90 three-course meal. Must make reservations by phone, 561-997-0027 or by email: chezmariefrenchbistro@gmail.com.

La Bonne Bouche

Take delight in French food and entertainment. The Palm Beach Post’s Frank Cerabino plays French favorites on the accordion.

The party starts at 8 p.m. 516 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth. Reservations are required. Courses start at $39.50. Information: 561-533-0840.

What were band members of 5 Seconds of Summer doing in Delray Beach?

Michael Clifford (L) and Luke Hemmings of 5 Seconds of Summer perform onstage during 93.3 FLZ's Jingle Ball 2015 Presented by Capital One at Amalie Arena on December 19, 2015 in Tampa Bay, Fla. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Michael Clifford (L) and Luke Hemmings of 5 Seconds of Summer perform onstage during 93.3 FLZ’s Jingle Ball 2015 Presented by Capital One at Amalie Arena on December 19, 2015 in Tampa Bay, Fla. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

A few members of the mostly teenage Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer was spotted in Delray Beach today. Doing what? Well, getting their driver’s license at the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s office, of course! According to tweet, Bassist Calum Hood and guitarist Michael Clifford passed the test on the first try!

 

4 best things to do this weekend in Palm Beach County

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Cyndi Lauper performs Saturday at Mizner Park in Boca Raton. (Getty Images)

Looking for some fun this weekend? Here are some of our favorite picks:

1. Cyndi Lauper just wants to have fun with guests of her concert June 11 at 8 p.m. at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. The Grammy, Emmy, and Tony-winning artist is celebrating more than 30 years in the business and global record sales of more than 50 million. Tickets start at $39 and can be purchased here.

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Pat Simmons and Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers. (Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post)

2. Journey and the Doobie Brothers will be rocking out with the small town girls living in a lonely world on June 11 at 7 p.m. in the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater in Wellington. Journey rose to popularity in the 1970s with hit songs such as “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Faithfully.” Tickets start at $32 and can be purchased here.

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Beach Walk. (Contributed)

3. Beach Walk around Delray Beach on June 11 from 9 and 10 a.m. The event will feature a guided walk of the beach where participants will investigate plants, animals, and learn more about the ocean. The hour-long program costs $8 per person with more information here.

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The Lake Worth International Mango Festival hits the Cultural Plaza on Saturday.

4. The Lake Worth Mango Festival will take place on June 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Lake Worth. The event will feature programs along Lake Ave. with food from Eat Da Bone BBQ & Jerk and Sherri’s Breads from the Heart. Artists such as TombiFlow and Charles Pan Vibes will perform during the festival. For more information, visit the festival’s website.