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Episode 10 of 57weeks.COM pOdcast. Apple Dumpling Episode

Tom Truex, is the featured host in the podcast, 57Weeks. In Episode 10 he gives you some details on the life and death of “Wild Bill Hickok.” Also his take on the importance of an old school recipe for apple dumplings. Episode available on 57Weeks.Com or Spotify. ... Read More

As South Florida heats up, ice immersion cools the body — fast

Deanna Young, 31, lowers herself into a 100-gallon tub filled with ice water at her Delray Beach gym. After 45 minutes of cardio and strength exercises in the intense Florida heat, she wants to cool off fast. Submerging into the frigid water, her body instantly feels a cold jolt, but then relaxes as she concentrates on the therapeutic benefits. “It takes a lot of the inflammation away,” she said. ” It’s so energizing. When I get out of the tub I feel like a million bucks.” Whether... Read More

South Florida leaders want to head off ‘silver tsunami’ aging crisis

South Florida leaders are urging a state planning council to tackle the impending “silver tsunami” as concerns grow for retirees’ well-being as they age. At a recent meeting of the South Florida Regional Planning Council, chairman Steve Geller, who is also a Broward County commissioner, said he would push for aging issues to be discussed at a broader conference this fall where experts could guide policy suggestions. The conference will include Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Monroe, Broward,... Read More

Meet the ‘conservative pot smokers’ voting to legalize marijuana in Florida

Sam, 43, of Orlando, has voted Republican in every election since 2000 and describes herself as an evangelical Christian. She also smokes pot. The first time Mike Pappas, 37, could legally vote after a marijuana conviction, he voted for Donald Trump. Spencer, 32, of Jacksonville, considers himself “right of center.” He’s smoked weed since he was 17. Now, the drug helps him get up in the morning despite his debilitating back pain. Harold Winthrop, 22, an avid smoker based in the... Read More

Today in History: July 17, Disneyland’s opening day

Today is Wednesday, July 17, the 199th day of 2024. There are 167 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California after its $17 million, year-long construction; the park drew a million visitors in its first 10 weeks. Also on this date: In 1862, during the Civil War, Congress approved the Second Confiscation Act, which declared that all slaves taking refuge behind Union lines were to be set free. In 1902, Willis Carrier... Read More

Daily Horoscope for July 17, 2024

General Daily Insight for July 17, 2024 Let the good times roll! With the emotional Moon trining lovely Venus, our hearts lead us in a pleasantly social direction, encouraging our ability to manifest abundance as well as find peace with the people that we care about. The Moon then faces off with expansive Jupiter at 7:20 pm EDT, blowing emotional situations out of proportion, whether in good ways or bad. The best way to channel this energy would be to trust that our feelings will teach us... Read More

Former Gators RB Trevor Etienne helps ‘juice’ rival Georgia’s attack

DALLAS — Georgia defender Mykel Williams fielded questions Tuesday at SEC Media Days with his game face firmly in place. But when tailback Trevor Etienne entered the conversation, the menacing pass rusher broke into the wide, knowing grin. Asked what the Florida transfer brings the Bulldogs, Williams simply said, “Juice” — and laughed. Etienne’s addition energized a program seeking some new playmakers on offense. While his impact has yet to be felt on Saturdays in Athens, his... Read More

Carlos & Pepe’s, beloved Mexican cantina in Fort Lauderdale, shuts after 45 years

Carlos & Pepe’s, the revered Mexican cantina, has permanently closed after 45 years on Fort Lauderdale’s 17th Street Causeway. The upscale restaurant, under new ownership since June 2023, made no announcement on social media, nor through its website. Instead, a North Palm Beach-based Sunshine Auction Services on Tuesday announced plans for a next-day sale to liquidate the restaurant’s “complete contents,” 203 lots in all. The auction website, which mentions Carlos &... Read More

Moskowitz, Gaetz team up with resolution to honor father killed while shielding family at Trump rally

Florida lawmakers Jared Moskowitz and Matt Gaetz teamed up Monday to introduce a bipartisan resolution to the U.S. House of Representatives honoring the life of Corey Comperatore, the father killed while shielding his family from gunfire at the rally for Donald Trump on Saturday. Comperatore, 50, was killed during the attempted assassination of the former president that left two others injured in Butler, Pennsylvania. When the bullets began to fly, the retired volunteer fire chief dived on... Read More

Key August election dates: Monday is deadline to register for Florida primaries and nonpartisan contests

Anyone who wants to vote in the August primaries to nominate party candidates to run in the fall or the nonpartisan summer elections faces a Monday, July 22, deadline to register. It’s also the deadline for anyone who wants to change a party affiliation to vote in a Democratic or Republican primary if they aren’t already registered in that party. For others, voting in the Aug. 20 primaries and nonpartisan elections has already started. On Tuesday, Broward Supervisor of Elections Joe... Read More

Self-exiled Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui convicted of defrauding followers after fleeing to US

By LARRY NEUMEISTER NEW YORK (AP) — Guo Wengui, a self-exiled Chinese business tycoon whose criticism of the Communist Party won him legions of online followers and powerful friends in the American conservative movement, was convicted by a U.S. jury Tuesday of engaging in a massive multiyear fraud that ripped off some of his most devoted fans. Once believed to be among the richest people in China, Guo was arrested in New York in March of 2023 and accused of operating a racketeering... Read More