Area teacher one of nine in state to get governor’s award

January 15, 2015 on 5:30 pm | In As Seen In..., Palm Beach Post | No Comments
Area teacher one of nine in state to get governor's award

Alicia Foy was recently held up as a shining example of what every teacher should be. She was one of nine teachers in Florida to receive the Governor’s Shine Award this past December. Hidden Oakes Elementary teacher Alicia Foy (third left) and her principal, Sari Myers, with members of the Florida Cabinet after Foy received […]

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Retired law librarian enjoyed helping ordinary people navigate system

January 1, 2015 on 7:37 pm | In As Seen In..., Palm Beach Post | No Comments
Retired law librarian enjoyed helping ordinary people navigate system

The end of 2014 marked the end of an era for Linda Sims, who retired from the Palm Beach County Law Library after 30 years. The 62-year-old West Palm Beach resident with the slight British accent, who moved from Chelmsford, Essex, England in 1974, plans to start a brand new chapter of her life.   […]

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Green challenge raises teen’s awareness of envionment

December 25, 2014 on 5:47 pm | In As Seen In..., Palm Beach Post | No Comments
Green challenge raises teen's awareness of envionment

Most teenagers are busy enough with academics, extra circular activities and maintaining their social calendars but for 17 year-old Sarah Dolce, a junior at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, there was one more challenge she willingly took on. This past October, the Wellington resident participated in Project Green Challenge, organized by Bay Area […]

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Man’s haul nets him title of Grand Champion Offshore

December 11, 2014 on 10:39 am | In As Seen In..., Palm Beach Post | No Comments
Man’s haul nets him title of Grand Champion Offshore

MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: Warren Neal, 47 For West Palm Beach resident, Warren Neal, winning the West Palm Beach Fishing Club’s Summer Fishing Contest was no fish story. Warren Neal with a mahi mahi, also called dolphin or dorado. Photo by Russell Lichter Neal took home the title of Grand Champion Offshore, catching eight fish in […]

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West Palm boy lands spot on Jeopardy! Kids Week

November 27, 2014 on 8:22 am | In As Seen In..., Palm Beach Post | No Comments
West Palm boy lands spot on Jeopardy! Kids Week

This 12-year-old resident of West Palm Beach will appear on Jeopardy! Kids Week at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 on WPBF (Channel 25). The question: Who is Zane Ice? Zane Ice with host Alex Trebek during the taping of Jeopardy! Kids Week. Ice, a seventh-grader and straight-A student at Palm Beach Day Academy in Palm Beach […]

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Honored high school teacher enjoys spreading love of science

November 20, 2014 on 6:24 am | In As Seen In..., Palm Beach Post | No Comments
Honored high school teacher enjoys spreading love of science

Palm Beach Central High School science teacher, Robb Bartenslager credits the achievements of his students as the reason he took home the Secondary Science Teacher of the Year Award. This past August, the Palm Beach County Science Educators Association handed out awards to honor the county’s top science teachers at a science symposium held at […]

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Top elementary science teacher aims to gets kids excited about subject

November 13, 2014 on 6:32 am | In General | No Comments
Top elementary science teacher aims to gets kids excited about subject

MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: Tracy Sheppard, 53 Fifth-grade science teacher, Tracy Sheppard, can’t point to one single thing she’s done to win the Elementary Science Teacher of the Year Award. Instead, she can give you a laundry list of things she does on a consistent basis, which may be why she took home the prize. This […]

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Meet Your Neighbor: Nolan Rowell, 32 – Kids’ performance earns their teacher science award

November 6, 2014 on 1:31 pm | In As Seen In..., Palm Beach Post | No Comments
Meet Your Neighbor: Nolan Rowell, 32 - Kids' performance earns their teacher science award

By the time Nolan Rowell walked into Pine Grove Elementary School in Delray Beach in the middle of September last year, he was that fifth-grade class’ third science teacher. With the first teacher lasting about a week and a series of substitutes and teachers filling in the gap until he arrived, the kids were in […]

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Longtime science teacher is hall of famer

October 30, 2014 on 1:43 pm | In As Seen In..., Palm Beach Post | No Comments
Longtime science teacher is hall of famer

As a Palm Beach County teacher for nearly 30 years, Carolyn Slygh has been there, done that and now has a very prestigious award to prove it. This past summer Slygh received the 2014 Science Hall of Fame Award from the Palm Beach County Science Educators Association at the science symposium held at Seminole Ridge […]

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Teacher Ventures into world of writing children’s books

October 23, 2014 on 10:37 am | In As Seen In..., Palm Beach Post | No Comments
Teacher Ventures into world of writing children's books

MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: C.K. Carter, 37 Author C.K. Carter, of Royal Palm Beach, was seeking a little validation to see if her writing thing was the right thing. Turns out it was. Last year, Carter self-published a children’s book through Amazon’s independent publishing services and entered it in the Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s […]

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Nun says teaching adults to read also a learning experience for her

October 9, 2014 on 1:57 pm | In As Seen In..., Palm Beach Post | No Comments
Nun says teaching adults to read also a learning experience for her

MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: Sister Margaret Exworthy, 74 For the better part of 50 years, Sister Margaret Exworthy doled out the three Rs – reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic to junior high schoolers, but 14 years ago she made the switch to an older demographic and raised her fulfillment level a few notches. “If I had adult […]

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American German Club hosts 41st annual Oktoberfest

October 8, 2014 on 10:43 am | In As Seen In..., Palms West Monthly | No Comments
American German Club hosts 41st annual Oktoberfest

It’s time to break out the lederhosen and dirndl dresses and get ready to do the Chicken Dance once again. The American German Club of the Palm Beaches is set to host its 41st annual Oktoberfest. The event spans two weekends, Oct. 10-12 and 17-19, and will be held on its 10-acre campus in Lake […]

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We’re not so ready for some football

October 3, 2014 on 6:03 am | In As Seen In..., PBG Lifestyle Magazine | No Comments
We’re not so ready for some football

It seems the NFL has been SOL these days. They’re either playing catch-up with disciplinary action or doling out punishment where none is required. Ray Rice. Let’s face it; what he did was domestic abuse. It’s all there laid out – literally in front of you, thanks to the elevator surveillance video. Rice committed a […]

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Seeing Is Believing: Local Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeons Bring Out the Best You

September 26, 2014 on 5:58 am | In As Seen In..., PBG Lifestyle Magazine | No Comments

If you’ve been peering into your looking glass wondering, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” and getting no answer, it may be time to call in an expert. Snow White may have been born with beauty, but that doesn’t mean you have to live without it. With all of the […]

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Standout science teacher believes in making lessons relevant

September 25, 2014 on 10:00 am | In As Seen In..., Palm Beach Post | No Comments
Standout science teacher believes in making lessons relevant

Ryan Smith had no clue that he’d won the Palm Beach County Science Educators Teacher of the Year award because he was busy teaching other teachers. The 34-year-old science teacher at Polo Park Middle School in Wellington had skipped the keynote speech at the District Science Symposium held at Seminole Ridge High School in August, […]

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