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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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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Local teen living, practicing at School of American Ballet

September 18, 2014 on 10:59 am | In As Seen In..., Palm Beach Post | No Comments
Local teen living, practicing at School of American Ballet

Victoria Volpe thought she had it all planned. Having just graduated from BAK Middle School of the Arts as a dance major, this fall she would take the next step and attend Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Volpe had auditioned and won a spot at the distinguished high school in April. It was all set, […]

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Meet Your Neighbor Irwin Greenberg 82; Vet Honored by South Korean Government for his Service

September 6, 2014 on 9:43 am | In As Seen In..., Palm Beach Post | No Comments
Meet Your Neighbor Irwin Greenberg 82; Vet Honored by South Korean Government for his Service

When Irwin Greenberg landed in Korea as an infantry frontline solider in 1952 he was just 20 years-old, until then he hadn’t wandered much beyond his mother’s kitchen in the Bronx borough of  New York City. Greenberg would spend the next two years fighting, but never really seeing much of what he was fighting for. […]

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We Can Be Heros

September 5, 2014 on 8:31 am | In As Seen In..., Blog, PBG Lifestyle Magazine | No Comments

Schools now have signs announcing Anti-Bullying Zones, but sadly kids still get bullied, and we all know the results can sometimes be deadly. As a child, I was bullied by a popular sixth-grade Barbie-doll lookalike who enjoyed reminding me how un-Barbie I was. One day the teacher left the portable. There was a rush of […]

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Ice bucket challenges going strong in Palm Beach County

August 28, 2014 on 2:44 pm | In General, Palms West Monthly | No Comments
Ice bucket challenges going strong in Palm Beach County

The idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media. It’s cold, it’s fun and it’s contagious. But these ice bucket challenges and similar social media-powered stunts also are raising awareness and money for causes such as Lou Gehrig’s disease and […]

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It’s official: Flagler Museum Reaccredited by American Alliance of Museums

It’s official: Flagler Museum Reaccredited by American Alliance of Museums

One of Florida’s most beloved museums has gotten to hold onto its bragging rights by receiving re-accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums. Once again the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum was bestowed the highest national honor achievable by an American museum, accreditation. Out of the nation’s 20,000 or so museums, only 778 are currently accredited. […]

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Staying Forever Young with Dr. Arturo K. Guiloff

Staying Forever Young with Dr. Arturo K. Guiloff

Juan Ponce de León may have discovered Florida, but unfortunately he made a wrong turn while looking for the Fountain of Youth. Apparently, he should have hung a left on PGA Boulevard. Had he done so, he would have run smack dab into the Estética Institute of the Palm Beaches and Dr. Arturo K. Guiloff, […]

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Meet Your Neighbor Rich Anderson, 45; Rescue League CEO believes saving animals helps people

August 20, 2014 on 9:45 am | In As Seen In..., Palm Beach Post | No Comments
Meet Your Neighbor Rich Anderson, 45; Rescue League CEO believes saving animals helps people

If anyone knows it’s a dog-eat-dog world, it’s Rich Anderson, CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. Anderson has had to bare witness to some of the worst atrocities people can conjure up against some of our most defenseless creatures, fortunately he gets to be there for the good stuff too. The 45 year-old West […]

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