The Village of Royal Palm Beach’s Government and Education channel has become part of the AT&T U-verse TV channel 99 lineup. Not only can Village residents who have U-verse TV service now tune in to the Educational and Gov... more »
The Village of Royal Palm Beach will be hosting a weekly Green Market and Bazaar each and every Sunday through April 27, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Royal Palm Beach Commons Park. more »
Registration is open for the Savon Spring Break Basketball Academy and Varsity Sports Camp from March 17-21 at the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center, 100 Sparrow Lane in Royal Palm Beach. more »
By Diane DiSanto, Village Clerk The Village of Royal Palm Beach volunteer boards/commissions will have several terms expiring in March. If you are a resident of the Village and would like to be considered by the Villag... more »
Kick back and enjoy our fabulous Community Band as they offer up a great indoor night of family activity. Our free concert performance will be held March 25th at 7 p. more »
Come out for a food experience for all ages to enjoy. Food trucks will be lining up on the last Friday of every month at Royal Palm Beach Commons Park off of Poinciana Drive just off Royal Palm Beach Blvd. more »
FLORIDA POWERBALL Saturday, March 1, 2014 3-8-25-30-47-13-x4 Next Jackpot: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 $40 MILLION FLORIDA LOTTO S more »
Joseph D. Scarso of Loxahatchee died Sunday, March 2. Palms West Funeral Home & Crematory, Royal Palm Beach.
1003 N. State Rd. 7 Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
Royal Palm Beach Mayoral candidate, Felicia Matula, said Friday that with just four days left until the election, she would like to dispel a few myths about the office she seeks for the second time.
Matula, a Chief Financial Officer of a local business, former college professor and resident who has served on several different Village Boards, lost the 2012 Mayoral election by a slim margin to incumbent Matty Mattioli. She reiterated that the Mayor’s role is meant to be a part-time role.
"I would encourage you to look at the Village Charter," Matula said. "The difference between the Mayor and the other members of Council is that the Mayor sets the agenda for Council meetings and runs the Council meeting according to Roberts Rules."
Matula explained that the Village is specifically designed so that the day to day operations are handled by a full-time Village Manager [Ray Liggins] and his team and is compensated for his full-time role. FULL STORY
Adding an International Baccalaureate program to Royal Palm Beach High School was among the proposals discussed Wednesday at a Palm Beach County School Board workshop.
Support for the IB program began building last year as a way of encouraging high-performing students living in the Village to attend RPBHS, rather than pursuing other high schools for their education.
In a 5-0 vote last November, Royal Palm Beach Village Council members agreed to support an IB program at the school. The proposal is supported by RPBHS Principal Jesus Armas and school officials as a way to better compete with burgeoning charter schools in the district that have been attracting a growing number of public school students.
"We’d like to see [an IB program] at Royal Palm Beach High School,” Armas recently told the Town-Crier. FULL STORY
A nine-year-old girl was airlifted to St. Mary's Medical Center Tuesday afternoon after Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies said she was struck by a vehicle in the Acreage.
The girl, a student at Golden Grove Elementary School, got off a school bus just after 2:15 p.m. Tuesday and was walking along the edge of the road along 130th Avenue North and North Persimmon Boulevard when she was struck by the driver of a white vehicle.
The driver remained at the scene and spoke with investigators, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Department said. Deputies had the vehicle towed from the scene after analyzing it and taking pictures of it for nearly four hours.
The girl was immediately airlifted after the crash to St. Mary's and, soon after, her mother, father and brother showed up at the scene and were distraught, according to Sheriff's deputies. FULL STORY
By Y.A. Teitelbaum
Championship night saw double-digit victories in all three youth basketball finals Tuesday night at the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Department gym.
In the Senior Division, the top-seeded Magic used their height advantage to dominate the boards and post a 42-32 victory over the second-seeded Lakers.
The Magic led 25-12 at halftime and held a double-digit advantage for most of the second half. The
Lakers cut the margin to 38-32 on a basket by Ryan Moore with 1:42 remaining but could not get any closer.
"We had a lot of team chemistry," said Magic head coach Winston Favors, who has been coaching in the rec leagues for some 25 years.
Aaron Crawford led the Magic with 14 points and Ertonn Chatelain contributed 13 points as all six players scored for the champions, who finished first during the regular season with a 7-1 record. FULL STORY
WPTV News Channel 5
The 4-year-old boy involved in a serious crash last Thursday in The Acreage has been pronounced brain dead, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
The boy, Sebastian H. Chavez, was pronounced brain dead at St. Mary's Medical Center on Sunday at 5:07 p.m.
His mother, Kerri Chavez, remains in critical condition and his one-year-old sister remains in serious condition, according to the sheriff's office.
Chavez's 2010 Cadillac Escalade failed to stop at a posted stop sign on Hall Boulevard in The Acreage and entered into the path of a dump truck on Northlake Boulevard.
By Captain Craig Korczynski
March is here and for many it means St. Patrick's day and the color green. For fishermen, it means mullet run. The mullet run means schools of mullet will migrate through the local area triggering a feeding frenzy as snook, tarpon, trout, jacks and many others devour mullet schools.
During the bait runs, which starts usually mid-March and extends into April, plenty of exciting fishing action will happen day and night. Day time will offer outstanding visuals of fish allowing anglers to witness the explosions whether using live bait or artificial lures. Docks, bridges, sea walls, grass flats and mangrove shorelines are all prime areas to hook a snook or tame a tarpon.
Snook fishing will offer great top water action on the flats and around docks and sea walls. FULL STORY
WPTV News Channel 5
The intersection of Forest Hill Blvd. and 441 has reopened after two of three eastbound lanes on Forest Hill were temporarily closed Monday following a rollover crash just east of 441.
Rescue crews found a two-vehicle accident with a truck on its side and the occupant trapped inside. Firefighters extracted the woman, causing major traffic delays.
The woman, 35, had suffered injuries that made her a trauma alert patient, and she was transported by Trauma Hawk to Delray Medical Center.
By Jake Perry
The race for the 7A-13 title is on and it’s a tight one. Going into Friday’s games, three teams remained unbeaten in district play. One was West Boca. The other two were the Royal Palm Beach Wildcats and the Dwyer Panthers. On Friday night at William T. Dwyer High School, the two met for an early season showdown that could have serious playoff implications down the road.
While the Wildcats are the two-time defending champs of the district, the Panthers are new to 7A-13; one of four new teams added in the off season. After a sluggish 0-2 start, they had won three straight, all within the district, to bounce to 3-2 coming into the match up. Royal Palm Beach, on the other hand, was riding a two game winning streak of their own and sat at 5-1 (2-0 district). FULL STORY
By Liz Balmaseda
Miguel Lopez worked alongside sister Aleyda Cardona for decades at her Aleyda’s Tex-Mex Restaurant, the Alamo-like structure that stood on Okeechobee Boulevard until it closed last May.
Now he owns and operates his own spot, newly opened in Royal Palm Beach: Miguelito’s Cancun Grille. Like Aleyda’s, it serves a Tex-Mex menu, though Lopez says his tends to lean a bit more to the “Mex” side of the hyphen.
“It’s more authentically Mexican. I use my own blend of seasonings and chiles – I don’t use powders. My produce is fresh and my ingredients are authentic,” says Lopez, who now works alongside sister Mery Lopez in the kitchen.
Their biggest seller: the fajitas and the seafood nachos, says Lopez, who runs happy-hour drink specials (including two house margaritas for $8) from Monday through Friday from 1 to 7 p. FULL STORY
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