Trivia Tuesday: Sisterly Love

Delray Beach is a Sister City to Miyazu, Japan in honor of which early settler to Palm Beach County?

1) Jo Sakai, founder of the Yamato Colony located at the present day Delray Beach/Boca Raton border

2) Henry Kamiya, Yamato Colony resident who kept a diary of life in the community for 27 years

3) George Morikami, farmer and landowner who bequeathed the site of Morikami Park to Palm Beach County

4) Eko Yamashita, Omote-Senke tea ceremony grand master and abbot

Flavor Palm Beach

As those of us who call Palm Beach County home know, we live in a vibrant, active and culturally rich community. With so many events and things to do, it can be hard to choose. September will tease your brain with lots of choices…for your belly!

Flavor Palm Beach is turning 11. And we get the gift! This annual, month-long eating extravaganza kicks off Saturday, September 1.  Diners can partake in the gastronomical opportunity to eat at some of Palm Beach County’s best restaurants at prices that are sure to tickle the taste buds.

Classical Summertime Grooves

Year-round residents of Palm Beach County know it can be just a bit quiet during the summer (AKA off-season). What is a classical music fan to do?

The Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival has your ticket. Founded in 1992 by three musicians, its mission, should you agree to accept it, is to provide county audiences with classical concerts of the highest quality during the summer while offering local musicians the chance to play great music.

Demolish It and They Will Come

Most Palm Beachers and West Palm Beach residents who live in the vicinity of Southern Boulevard are aware that there is a major construction project underway just west of Mar-a-Lago. After all, it’s kind of difficult not to notice the massive barges, cranes and especially the gigantic temporary vertical-lift bridge that towers over the skyline. Although the replacement of  the Southern Boulevard Bridge will take years to complete, demolition is off to a roaring start on the old drawbridge.

Palm Beach Pyrotechnics

No matter where you plan to celebrate Independence Day next week, Palm Beach County has you covered with some of the most dazzling firework pyrotechnics around. We’ve listed the coastal celebrations for you.

Boynton Beach - Intracoastal Park - 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.

Music, food vendors, kids’ activities and complimentary shuttles from Ezell Hester Community Center

Delray Beach - Downtown and oceanfront - 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sand Castle contest, music, craft events

Trust in Palm Beach

The awards keep coming for restoration and preservation projects around the island. The most recent honors bestowed on landmarks around Palm Beach include two major state awards from the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. What makes these awards so special? They are kind of like the People’s Choice Awards of preservation. Nominations for the awards are submitted by the public and judged by a six-member panel.