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Ladies Book Club to discuss another bestseller
March 11, 2015

The ladies at Old Palm Golf Club are definitely well read, and those in the Ladies Book Club are particularly literate. They have read and discussed several bestsellers this season, and this monthâs selectionâ âThe Storied Life of A.J. Fikryââis another well-respected novel Written by Gabrielle Zevin, the book has earned rave reviews ranging from âfunny, tender and movingâ to âan endearing story of redemption and transformation that will sing in your heart for a very, very long time.â The story follows the life of an irascible bookstore owner whose prize collection of Poe poems is stolen. He becomes even crankier and more isolated until a small package mysteriously arrives at his bookstore. His transformation begins Like all the books features in the Old Palm Ladies Book Club, this one has plenty of layers and character changes for the ladies to discuss. These book…

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Oktoberfest is on tap
September 17, 2014

October is just around the corner and that means Oktoberfest is close behind. This year’s annual Oktoberfest of the Palm Beaches (now in its 41st year) runs over two weekends: October 10-12 and 17-19. So put on your leiderhosen and come hungry because this is one of the countryâs largest and most entertaining Oktoberfest celebrations You can expect to find Bavarian favorites like sauerbraten, schnitzel and goulash, with all sorts of accompaniments, including sauerkraut, salty pretzels and giant pickles. Of course, nothing goes better with these traditional dishes than German beer, and there will be plenty of choices such as original Hofbräu Oktoberfest, Hofbräu Dunkel and Hofbräu Weizen The entertainment will be just as distinct and varied. After the traditional parade of flags, you can expect to see folk dancing, choral singing, sing-alongs and two German bands that have come over just for the occasion. Sound like…

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Enjoy the Great Outdoors even more
August 01, 2014

One of greatest benefits of living in Florida is being able to enjoy the outdoors year-round. Whether itâs playing Old Palmâs spectacular Raymond Floyd-designed golf course or jogging through the community, there are always plenty of outdoor activities Outdoor enthusiasts will discover even more to do at the upcoming Florida Outdoors Expo. You can expect to see all sorts of exhibits displaying the very latest equipment for fishing, boating, archery, traveling in recreational vehicles, riding off-road and more Special guests include John Godwin from the popular television show âDuck Dynastyâ and Paul Bedard of âGator Boys,â the Animal Planet reality show shot in South Florida. Both stars will be on hand for pictures and autographs. Admission to the Florida Outdoors Expo is $10 with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the Wounded Warriors Charitable Foundation, Inc. The event runs Saturday and Sunday, August…

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Get a glimpse into pioneer life in Palm Beach County
July 25, 2014

What was life like in South Florida before air-conditioning, pest control and all the wonderful amenities at Old Palm Golf Club? Well, it was pretty uncomfortable For a revealing glimpse into the lifestyle of South Floridaâs early settlers, visit the DuBois Pioneer Home in Jupiter. Built in 1898 on an ancient Indian oyster shell mound, the two-story pine structure is the second oldest house standing on its original site in Palm Beach County. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places Recently renovated, the DuBois home is filled with authentic period furnishings, clothing and artifacts. Interestingly, the exterior walls were built on the diagonal to better withstand hurricanes. While living here, the pioneering DuBois family grew bananas, vegetables and pineapples. They also kept bees for honey. The DuBois homestead is located on the south side of Jupiter Inlet in DuBois Park, near the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and…

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Calling all know-it-alls
July 21, 2014

If youâre reading this, chances are, youâre pretty smart. You probably whip through the crossword in the Sunday âNew York Timesâ and are absolutely positive that you could win on âJeopardy!â You know so much trivia that youâre like a living and breathing Google search engine Itâs almost impossible to stump you with simple questions like âWhatâs a Tibetan source of butter?â (The yak, of course.) And âWho are the three literary Brontë sisters?â (Charlotte, Emily and Anne) Why not put your impressive knowledge to the test and have a great time? The perfect place to do it is OâSheaâs Irish Pub in West Palm Beach, where itâs Trivia Night every Wednesday starting at 7pm. Teams of up to four Mensa-worthy trivia buffs compete against each other for bragging rights and a variety of prizes, which include your…

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