Ali's Alliance Presents: Top Hats and Tea Cups

This event combines a Royal Tea Event with a pageant, a “ Floral Millinery Haute Couture Pageant “, where cancer survivors are the models and escorted by their oncology professionals.




Jensen Beach Community Playground Committee Seeks Volunteers, Tool Donations

The Jensen Beach Community Playground Committee is seeking volunteers and tool donations to get the new playground built at Jensen Beach Elementary.  The build runs from 8am to 8 pm from April 29 through May 4.
A variety of volunteer positions are available from working the childcare and food stations to actually building the playground. Morning, afternoon and evening shifts are available. There is no minimum number of hours required to participate.
All volunteers will be provided beverages, snacks, and a meal. Persons interested in volunteering should register online at
Wednesday, April 30, is Contractor’s Day. Contractors interested in helping to build the community playground should also sign up at
Tools such as tape measures (100 feet in length), chisel sets (¼- 1 ½ inches) and more are also needed to get the playground built. Tools are guaranteed to be returned to their owners in the same condition as received.
For a complete list of tools that are needed to build the playground, visit Tools can be dropped at Jensen Beach Elementary on Wednesday, April 23 from 5-8 pm or Saturday, April 26 from 8am – 1 pm.
The new playground, designed by Leathers & Associates, was created based on sketches submitted by Jensen Beach children depicting their dreams for the new play area. JBE is a hub school for Martin County’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Unit.
The playground design incorporates many features that meet the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations, including wheelchair accessible groundcover, therapeutic swings, activity panels, accessible parallel bars and telephone systems. The custom play space will provide outlets that help correct developmental delays and play opportunities for children of all abilities.
Once constructed, the playground will be open to the public after school hours and on the weekends. Located within walking and biking distance for most families in the Jensen Beach community, the new playground will provide a space for children to play safely.
For more information about the Jensen Beach Community Playground, the build, volunteering and tool donations, visit
Jensen Beach Elementary is located at 2525 NE Savannah Rd. Jensen Beach, FL 34957.


April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month


A field of 122 Oversized balloons will be planted in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month and stand to commemorate the 122 children who dies in Florida in one year as a result of child abuse and neglect.

The Children's Memory Field will travel the county throughout the month of April.

April 7-April 12 it will be at the Whole Foods Market in Wellington Wellington.

April 14-April 20 it will be at the Boynton Beach Police Department

April 29- May 4 it will be at the South Florida Fair Grounds, West Palm Beach




Mean anything to you?

No this is not a social media lesson, but your chance to win a free lunch at downtown at the gardens, great prizes and throwback prices.

Post your favorite throwback Thursday photo taken at downtown at the gardens and post it on DTAG face book page with #tbtdowntown and you could win a $50 prize pack.  Winners will be selected every Thursday  as we host a celebrity lunch munch from 11a-2pm….win prizes from DTAG restaurants and boutiques offering Throwback prices. 

It may be old school…but #tbtdowntown at the gardens for lunch means great food, prizes and throwback prices!



Darbster to Host Benefit for Farm Sanctuary Gene Baur to Speak at Event

Darbster Bistro in Boca Raton, will host a benefit dinner for Farm Sanctuary, with special guest, Gene Baur, Co-Founder and President of Farm Sanctuary.  The event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 13, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., and will include a buffet dinner, and a presentation by Gene Baur.  Greenlands Variety Store will sponsor the live music, and provide gift bags with free samples of vegan products. Tickets are limited and can be purchased at

Gene Baur has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by Time magazine, and is the author of Farm Sanctuary:  Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food.  Since the mid-1980s, he has traveled extensively, campaigning to raise awareness about the abuses of industrialized factory farming and our system of cheap food production.  His most important achievements include winning the first-ever cruelty conviction at a U.S. stockyard and introducing the first U.S. laws to prohibit cruel farming confinement methods in Florida, Arizona and California. His efforts have been covered by top news organizations, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal.  Gene holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from California State University, Northridge, and a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University.

Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals.  Today, Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization. Farm Sanctuary is committed to ending cruelty to farm animals and promoting compassionate vegan living. Nearly 1,000 animals are sheltered on three sanctuaries operated by Farm Sanctuary.

Darbster opened its first location in West Palm Beach in 2009, and second location in Boca Raton in 2013.  100% of the profits from both restaurants are donated to the Darbster Foundation, which assists in animal welfare and animal rights efforts through education, charitable contributions and direct sponsoring of spay and neuter programs.   


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15th Annual Culinary Creations: Indulge to Make a Differance

The American Culinary Federation Palm Beach County Chefs Association will hold the 15th Annual Culinary Creations dinner on June 2, 2014, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

This spectacular dish-centric dinner, inspired by some of the region’s most talented chefs, will benefit Quantum House and The Palm Beach County Chefs in Distress Endowment Fund. Chaired by the Executive Chef of Banquets at The Breakers and 2013 Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival featured chef, Jeff Simms; Culinary Creations celebrates the extraordinary talents of some of the finest chefs in South Florida.

Different from other food & wine events in Palm Beach County, guests can expect the complete package beginning with a marvelous champagne reception featuring delectable hors d ‘oeuvres. The “foodie” themed evening flows into the silent auction where guests can bid on private chef dinners, wine tastings and other items that speak to the luxurious side in all of us.

The once-in-a-lifetime dinner also features four courses served round robin style. Guests have the opportunity to experience a dish from each of the twenty-five chefs such as Porcini and Pancetta Stuffed Artichoke with Tomato Confit, Mango Barbeque Braised Short Rib & Jamaican Jerk Shrimp, Pancetta Wrapped Veal Tenderloin Milanese Gremolata, and Warm Strawberry Rhubarb Tart . Some of the participating clubs and restaurants include Boca Grove, The Breakers Palm Beach, Echo Palm Beach, Mar A Lago and Café L’ Europe. The diners will leave with a full stomach and a full heart because 100% of the proceeds from the dinner will benefit deserving charities.

“The chefs do an astounding job highlighting their talents and Quantum House is honored to be part of this fantastic event. You’ll never have a chance to have all of these award-winning chefs under one roof preparing such a gourmet feast,” stated Robi Jurney, Quantum House executive director. Tickets are on sale now with just a handful left. General tickets are only $150.00 per person or $1,250.00 per table of ten. VIP tickets are $175 per person or $1,500.00 and can be purchased at

About Quantum House: Quantum House is a caring and supportive home that lessens the burden for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for a serious medical condition. The ten-suite hospital hospitality house provides lodging, meals, care and compassion to more than 500 family members each year. For more than 12 years, Quantum House has been the only facility of its kind between Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando. For more information, visit


from left to right: Executive Chef of Banquets Jeff Simms, The Breakers Palm Beach and President of the Quantum House Board Julie Warren Criser, Northern Trust.
Photo credit: Lucien Capehart Photography



Fort Lauderdale High School Class of 1969 Reunion

Fort Lauderdale High School Class of 1969

45th reunion

Oct. 3rd,4th,5th, 2014

Bahia Mar Hotel Ft. Lauderdale Beach

For more information call Curt at (954) 565-5502 or e-mail


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