The West Palm Beach Green Market on Flagler!

West Palm Beach Green Market

If you haven’t had a chance to stroll the weekend green market in West Palm Beach you absolutely should! If you haven’t been to it on a Saturday yet, it is safe to say you’re missing out. The Green Market of West Palm Beach is a summer time event you shouldn’t miss. The Green Market is held at 101 South Flagler Drive on the West Palm Beach Waterfront. Over 60 vendors represent their farm fresh produce, hand made art and vibrant flowers at the Green Market.  If you want to be a vendor there is room for you too!  The market is known for its friendly vendors, buzzing atmosphere and unbelievable produce.


The market’s origin comes from inspiration of Italian and Spanish open-air markets. It began in October of 1994 when the former Mayor of West Palm Beach authorized it as one of the City’s Community Events.  Now locals and visitors alike anticipate the Green Market season. Green Market has a mission to provide the local society with the best in locally grown fruits, vegetables and agriculture. The market and its vendor also have a vision of supporting locally grown crops, helping to stimulate agricultural development, and backing the value added and specialty products.

Come check out the newest thing at the Green Market, “Fresh on Wednesdays!” enjoy the market every Wednesday night from May 23 to September 19, 2012 from 5 to 8 pm. This market highlights the warm summer nights and avoids the heavy heat of summer days. Bring your friends and family to enjoy the fresh fruits and vegetables, hot meals including Spanish, American and European cuisine, live music, and the tropical native flowers and freshly baked breads and pastries. The Fresh on Wednesdays Green Market is a must do for you, your friends, and your family. Parking is available in the Banyan Street garage. If you haven’t seen it for yourself, move it to the top of your list! The Green Market is just one of south Florida’s gems!

For more information about the Summer Green Market, please call Green Market Manager, Katrina Resch 561-822-1520.

Jupiter, Fla., Arts Group Brings Solo Exhibit to Gallery

Septemberpostersoloexhibitbb2quickviewThe Artists Association of Jupiter will present a one-woman show in September 2013 by internationally known painter Brigitte Balbinot.

The show, titled “On Higher Grounds,” will debut at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at A Unique Art Gallery in Jupiter. A portion of the proceeds from sales of Balbinot’s pieces, as well as pieces from the other artists who belong to the association, will aid the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League in West Palm Beach.

During the exhibit, Balbinot will talk about her newest projects, which are large- and medium-size abstracts in oil that explore different dimensions.

“With an unquenched thirst for knowledge and understanding of the world around me, the canvas is my playground,” the artist is famously quoted as saying.

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League provides care to more than 20,000 critters annually and has been operating since 1925. For information, call 561-686-3663.

The Artists Association of Jupiter brings together area artists who promote awareness and education of art to the community. For information, call 561-529-2748.

Season Dawning at Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Maltz logoTickets for the 2013-14 season of stage at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 26.

Kicking things off is Dial M for Murder on Oct. 27. The mystery fittingly runs through Halloween and concludes Nov. 10. Next up will be the beloved musical Annie, which will ring in the holiday season from Dec. 3 through 22.

This year, for the first time, patrons of the regional theater on Indiantown Road near the neighborhoods of oceanfront condos in Jupiter will have the opportunity to purchase VIP tickets. The building has been undergoing renovations all summer to add The Green Room, a club-level lounge and special seating area with a private bar and a perfect view of the stage.

The Green Room’s amenities include larger, more spacious seats, a stylish atmosphere that ticketholders can enjoy for one hour prior to showtime, a private entrance via elevator and a free drink open arrival.

To purchase tickets, call 561-575-2223, log on to or visit the box office.

Jupiter Girl Bound for Broadway

Skye Alyssa Friedman, with coaches Jackie Bayne Gillman and Jason Gillman

Skye Alyssa Friedman, with coaches Jackie Bayne Gillman and Jason Gillman

Eleven-year-old Skye Alyssa Friedman is making other girls her age cringe with envy after nailing a spot as a “standby” in the beloved Broadway musical Annie.

Last month, Skye flew to the Big Apple to begin rehearsals, and she will spend the next six months in the city watching her dream become reality.

“It has been a dream of mine to be on Broadway since kindergarten, and I have worked very hard to get there,” Skye said.

The home-schooled sixth-grader is a member of the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches and its Broadway Artist Studios, as well as the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts. While at the conservatory, she participated in the Youth Touring Company and spent a year performing tap, ballet, jazz, modern dance, piano and ukulele. She has shined in Oklahoma!, Peter Pan and other shows that have taken place at the regional theater on Indiantown Road near the neighborhoods of Jupiter condos for sale.

“We are so thankful to have such a wonderful theater in our back yard that has allowed Skye to train and perform in professional productions,” said her mother, Liz Friedman. “Skye seems to live at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre and often refers to it as her second home.”

Skye she couldn’t have reached such heights at her age without the conservatory or her experiences in the theatre’s professional season productions.

“I am so excited to be heading to Broadway,” she said.

Inaugural Fishing Fundraiser Charters New Course

Lighthouse Ladies Aug. 12The waters off Jupiter welcomed the first Lighthouse Ladies fishing tournament this summer to benefit the nonprofit Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches.

Because of the enthusiasm of all of the volunteers, participants and sponsors, 100 percent of the net proceeds were donated to the organization that helps those with visual impairments maintain their independence and gain self-confidence.

Tournament events took place at various locations both onshore and offshore, including the JIB Club, Shipwreck Bar & Grille and Sweet’s in Tequesta. Prizes were awarded for the biggest catch, and raffles, an auction, music, food and drinks helped make the event a success.

Tournament Executive Director Johnny Ringo said more of the same is planned for the second Lighthouse Ladies tournament in 2014.