Palm Beach Perspective

Palm Beach Perspective

The latest on the Palm Beaches' health, entertainment, and gossip.


March 22, 2023 27 min
Talked with Chip McKenney, Founder, Gay Polo League. Their mission is, "To inspire and empower those individuals who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender via the promotion of and participation in the sport of polo. GPL Polo Club promotes the sport of polo as a means to provide equality, pride, diversity, inclusion and confidence for those individuals who face discrimination simply due to identifying them...
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Talked with Beth Garcia, Arati Hamman and Jackie Rhea from the Boys and Girls Club of Martin County. Their goal is to provide "Opportunities for new, hands-on, academically enriching learning experiences to meet the state academic standards. A broad array of additional servies, programs, and activities, focusing on subjects like STEM, physical fitness and wellness, drug and violence prevention, nutrition and health education, serv...
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March 8, 2023 27 min
Talked with Mike Durkee, Executive Director, Wounded Veteran Relief Fund. They are one of the 3 charities participating in Jupiter Irish Fest this weekend as well as Southeast Florida Honor Flight and Firefighters on a Mission. Jupiter Irish Fest is taking place at Abacoa in Jupiter Saturday 11a-10p and Sunday 11a-8p. Entertainment includes music from The Black Thorne Pipe Band, Char Mar Dance, Tracy Sands, Gaelic Brew, Tir Na Grei...
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February 28, 2023 27 min
I talked with Michael and Lety from Compass LGBTQ+ Community Center. "Compass' mission is to engage, empower and enrich the lives of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people and those impacted by HIV and AIDS." The center is located in Lake Worth and serves as a meeting placed for the community and provides a safe place for LGBTQ people and their allies. They offer HIV testing, mental health services, youth ...
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February 22, 2023 26 min
Talked with Lowell Van Vechten and Casey Kolp from the American Disabilities Foundation. They are getting ready for their 14th Annual Boating and Beach Bash for people with disabilities. This year it will be held Saturday, March 4th from 10am to 3pm at Spanish River Park, 3001 North Ocean Blvd (A1A) in Boca Raton, Florida 33431. "Designed as a Spring Break vacation for all people with disabilities (seen and unseen), their family...
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February 14, 2023 27 min
Talked with Pastor Rick Aspden, CEO, Faith Farm Ministries. "Faith Farm is a unique opportunity for people who are struggling with drug and alcohol addition,” says Pastor and CEO
Rick Aspden. “It’s so much more than just a drug and alcohol program. It’s really allowing lost and broken people to completely transform their lives from the inside out in a real, meaningful, and personal way while learning new career and life skills.” St...
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February 8, 2023 28 min
Talked with Edward Stinson, Museum Educator, Spady Cultural Heritage Museum and Anthony Bacchus, President/CEO of Cape Universal. The Spady's mission is to expand, preserve and present the culturally diverse history of the black communities of Palm Beach County. The Spady Museum hours are: Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 4pm. The current exhibit is, "From a Dream to Reality" by the local women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Pi ...
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February 1, 2023 26 min
Talked with Cindy Surman, Director of BBT4PD at Boca Ballet Theatre and Jason and Nicole Newsted, Lighthouse Arts Center. Jason and Nicole have a exhibition going on now through March 1st at Lighthouse Arts Center. Listeners can get more info at Boca Ballet Theatre offers classes, performances and outreach programs. Dance classes are for 3-90+ years old and offer a great form of creative exercise. Boca...
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January 24, 2023 26 min
Talked with Anne Messer, Executive Director, Friends of Manatee Lagoon. They are the charitable arm of the Manatee Lagoon located at 6000 N Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach Florida. The Friends help educate the community about the challenges manatees face in Florida. They help with fund raising, offer volunteer oportunities and marine life conservation. They have the annual Manantee Fest coming up on Saturday Febuary 4th. Adm...
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Talked with Barbara Abertnathy, PhD, LHMC, President and CEO Pediatric Oncology Support Team (POST) and Elizabeth Dashiell, PRPalmBeach. POST is a non profit created to help local children and the families cope with their cancer by providing emotional and financial support. They are celebrating their 25th year of service. They offer services from 0-21 years of age. Programs include counseling for patients and their families. T...
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Talked with Ellen Wedner, Festival Director, The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Film Festival. The inagural film festival is presented by Morse Life and will air from January 26th to February 16th at multiple movie theatres throughout Palm Beach county including: CMX at the Gardens, CMX Wellington, Movies of Lake Worth, Paragon Delray Marketplace and Regal Royal Palm Beach. The festival is inclusive with 37 international movies, 16 ...
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January 4, 2023 27 min
Talked with Fatima NaJame, Palm Beach Photographic Centre. The photograph center offers a wide variety of classes for ages "9 to 90". "The Palm Beach Photographic Centre in West Palm Beach, Florida offers a world-class museum and workshops with master photographers. Our museum hosts national, international and local exhibits year round. The Centre’s school provides instruction for every level of photographer from beginner to the s...
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December 20, 2022 28 min
Talked with Gary Schweikhart and Debbie Calabria from Cultural Council for Palm Beach County. Their mission is "Champion, Engage, Grow by fulfilling the need for arts and cultural experiences in Palm Beach County". The Council offers a wide variety of services, including artist services, artist advocacy, grant programs council concierge and arts education. Their most popular outreach program is Culture and Cocktails and it takes pl...
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December 13, 2022 27 min
Talked with Blake Scarborough, Naturalist, Green Cay Nature Center. Green Cay is a 100 acre wetland preserve in Boynton Beach, Florida. They have a great 1 1/2 mile boardwalk that's open from sunrise to sunset. Listeners can see a wide variety of birds including, anhingas, egrets, cormorants, cranes, and ibis. Blake coordinates education/community outreach programs including a bird walk and talk, science for seniors, educationa...
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December 6, 2022 28 min
Talked with Erick Gill, Director, Communications Division, St. Lucie County. They have a wide variety of services and programs for the community. One of the more popular programs is the free guided hikes at The voters purchased 11,000 acres of land to create preserves and eco tourism areas. Some of the hikes are morning birding style hikes while others are evening Moonlight strolls. The December 11th is an aftern...
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November 21, 2022 28 min
Talked with Misty Stoller, Assoc. Dir, Marketing & Communications, Mounts Botanical Garden and Patrick Dougherty, Artist, Stickwork Sculptor/Creator. Mounts Botanical is a 20 acre garden with 25 public display gardens located near the airport on Military Trail in West Palm Beach, Florida. They have a wide variety of programs in the gardens including Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga, Watercolor Painting, and Orchid/plant sales. Patrick is ...
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November 15, 2022 27 min
Talked with Colleen Smith, Founding Artistic and Executive Director of Ballet Palm Beach and Elizabeth Dashiell, PalmBeachPR about their 2022-2023 season. They are currently in rehearsals for their upcoming show, The Nutcracker. They'll be performing at the Kravis Center Saturday December 3rd and Sunday December 4th (two show each day). The next shows will be Queen Esther February 11-12, 2023 and A Midsummer Night's Dream March...
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November 8, 2022 28 min
Talked with Arlene Lazzaro, President, Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches. Their mission is "to gather people of the Palm Beach Area who enjoy gathering, cutting, displaying and studying rocks, shells, artifacts and other object of interest and to promote community interest in these objects. Their 55th annual Gem and Mineral Show is on November 19-20, 2022 at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center East. They will hav...
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November 1, 2022 27 min
Talked with Lisa Pugliese-LaCroix, Founder & CEO, Speech-Language Pathologist M.S., CCC-SLP, SPTA/PTR Tennis Professional at Love Serving Autism. Love serving autism is a 501c3 created by Lisa who's mission is "to make a difference in the lives of children and adults with autism through the sport of tennis". They have multiple locations in Florida and have expanded to other states too. This year on November 11th LSA is hosting...
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October 25, 2022 27 min
Talked with Phala and Oscar from The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. They are celebrating their 30th season. This years line up include a wide variety of artists, comedians, broadway plays, classical music, Nat'l Geographic, Adults at Leisure, Julie Gilbert's writing workshops as well as lots of PEAK performances in the Rinker playhouse. The Broadway series includes: Aladdin, On Your Feet, Wicked, Pretty Woman, Hadestown, ...
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