Articles Posted by Kristen Desmond LeFevre

by Kristen Desmond LeFevre Jul 2018 Also on Digital Edition

Travel blogger and social media influencer Alyssa Ramos has visited 84 countries on seven continents, including all Seven Wonders of the World and all seven Wonders of Nature. Here’s how the Jupiter native went from broke at home to traveling the world solo (and making bank doing it).

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by Kristen Desmond LeFevre Jul 2017 Also on Digital Edition

West Palm Beach’s Brandon Rinker takes the helm of an up-and-coming lifestyle brand that celebrates the state his grandfather helped build, block by cement block.

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by Kristen Desmond LeFevre Apr 2017 Also on Digital Edition

Keri Morrison wants to ensure that not one more child drowns. But in a state with the highest rate of childhood drownings in the nation (approximately 80 each year, enough to fill four Florida preschool classrooms), she’s got her work cut out for her.

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by Kristen Desmond LeFevre Mar 2017 Also on Digital Edition

Matthew Raptis doesn’t judge a book by its cover alone. He also judges it by its publication date, its condition and its relative rarity in the antiquarian book marketplace. Think print is dead? For avid collectors of rare books, it’s anything but.

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by Kristen Desmond LeFevre Jan 2017 Also on Digital Edition

Following the release of “Patriots Day,” a film based on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, real-life hero and former Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis will visit FAU’s John D. MacArthur campus as a guest speaker in February.

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by Kristen Desmond LeFevre May 2018 Also on Digital Edition

How the budding medical marijuana industry is taking root—and growing like a weed—in South Florida.

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by Kristen Desmond LeFevre Apr 2018 Also on Digital Edition

Citrus greening is threatening to turn Florida’s $10 billion citrus industry to pulp. Can scientists and growers come up with a plan to restore sweet hopes to a sour market?

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by Kristen Desmond LeFevre Feb 2018 Also on Digital Edition

Well known, well bred, and well to do, these eight quintessential Palm Beach women are at the tops of their philanthropic and social games.

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by Kristen Desmond LeFevre Dec 2017 Also on Digital Edition

Since the 1950s, malls have been destinations—magnets attracting Americans in need of more than just the latest in ready-to-wear fashions. Malls have meant first jobs, blind dates, holiday photos and ear piercings; they’ve been America’s public squares for the last 60 years. And while it seems that in the face of online shopping there’s a general downturn in the retail sector, South Florida’s malls are reinventing themselves—not only to survive, but also to thrive.

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by Kristen Desmond LeFevre Oct 31, 2017 11:50 AM

So much more than a holiday pie filling, pumpkin has the highest concentration of Vitamin A of any vegetable—and it’s a great secret weapon when it comes to beautiful skin. 

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by Kristen Desmond LeFevre Nov 2017 Also on Digital Edition

Take a deep dive into South Florida’s artificial reef system that’s turning rigs and rubble into underwater jungles of corals that are the perfect playground for marine life and humans alike.

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by Kristen Desmond LeFevre Nov 2017 Also on Digital Edition

Life is “damn good” for the craft brewers serving up samples along the route of the Damn Good Beer Bus, Palm Beach County’s newest drinking diversion.

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by Kristen Desmond LeFevre May 2017 Also on Digital Edition

Human trafficking is poised to overtake the illegal drug trade as the largest criminal enterprise in the world, according to the FBI. That’s because a kilo of heroin can only be sold once—after it’s been snorted, smoked or shot up, it’s gone. But a human being can be sold over and over again.

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by Kristen Desmond LeFevre Apr 2017 Also on Digital Edition

Palm Beach County’s food truck rallies offer a moveable feast, giving diners the chance to travel via taste buds. All you need to pack is your appetite and your favorite pair of stretchy pants.

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by Kristen Desmond LeFevre Feb 2017 Also on Digital Edition

In the era of online dating, many wonder what ever happened to the old-fashioned simplicity of boy meets girl. A handful of local dating services hope to shift the dating conversation (and the practice) back to those days gone by.

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