Articles Posted by Sandra Benavides Weichel

by Sandra Benavides Weichel Feb 2017 Also on Digital Edition

To hack a website or email account takes a certain talent and interest. But to hack life—now, that’s a skill we’d all like to master. Jupiter’s Marc and Angel Chernoff have done just that, and they will be sharing their insights this month at Harbourside Place.

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by Sandra Benavides Weichel Jul 2016 Also on Digital Edition

It was all fun and games for Hall of Fame baseball player Mike Schmidt until he was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma at age 63.

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by Sandra Benavides Weichel Mar 2016 Also on Digital Edition

True Treasures consignment stores icon Elena Johnson has moved on to a new venture, providing formerly homeless veterans and their families with furniture for their homes.

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by Sandra Benavides Weichel Feb 2016 Also on Digital Edition

Floating in the open sea, surrounded by the unpredictable ocean, Chris Leidy is at home.

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by Sandra Benavides Weichel Nov 2015 Also on Digital Edition

Severely injured in a car accident in college, artist Mark Sotak turned his life around when he started painting.

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by Sandra Benavides Weichel Oct 2015 Also on Digital Edition

Meet Dr. Lynda Frye, the diagnostic radiologist and medical director of breast imaging at Jupiter Medical Center. 

 

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by Sandra Benavides Weichel Nov 2014

In January 2005, Kelly Tracht made a decision that would alter the course of her life.She and her husband, Richard, were driving on the highway – both heading toward job interviews at the same architectural firm – when she turned toward him and said, “I can’t do this.”In a single breath she unleashed a statement seemingly laden with desperation, but Tracht, who is as free-spirited as she is artistic, was referring to her career.“I don’t want to work in this field anymore,” Tracht continued. “I need to paint.”

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by Sandra Benavides Weichel Nov 2014

Alexander Popovics seems like any other boy. At first, he’s quiet and a bit timid, but when asked about his weekend, he’s an open book. He gushes about the new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie, his friends and his schoolwork. He’s everything a 12-year-old should be.That is, until the conversation segues into his pursuit of musical world domination.“My goal is to be one of the top 10 DJs in the world,” Alexander says.

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by Sandra Benavides Weichel Dec 2014

Amanda Boalt Coleman sits in the living room of her newly painted West Palm Beach home, scrolling through her phone. She seems relaxed in a Bohemian-style white blouse; her light brown hair drapes buoyantly on her shoulders; her sun-kissed skin is glowing – a fact that can be most likely attributed to the adorable baby bump peering through her unfettered top. Despite her laidback yet poised demeanor, Boalt is difficult to read.She searches on her phone for a word her husband, Alex Coleman, uses to describe her.

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by Sandra Benavides Weichel Feb 2015 Also on Digital Edition

Katie McBroom sits inside a Parisian restaurant at Downtown at the Gardens. As expected, the bistro is rather quiet on a Monday afternoon. And, for anyone wanting to go unnoticed, the intimate setting is perfect. But for McBroom, anonymity is virtually impossible. With her signature red hair framing her fair skin and the electric blue dress she dons confidently, the writer of the award-winning beauty blog, Martinis and Mascara, is hard to miss.

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by Sandra Benavides Weichel Nov 2014 Also on Digital Edition

South Florida is not just synonymous with world-class real estate, restaurants and shopping – it’s also become a mecca for art and culture. We have performing arts facilities where visitors can see a Broadway show or an award-winning original production. We have schools where students can produce films and documentaries. We have operas that perform on the waterfront. And we never have to leave the state – or even the county – to get to these institutions. We look at eight of these local organizations and the cultural impact that they’re making on the area.
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by Sandra Benavides Weichel DINING Feb 2015

Stop by the new Harbourside restaurant for laid-back island living paired with a refined fine-dining experience.
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by Sandra Benavides Weichel DINING Jan 2015 Also on Digital Edition

This Caribbean- and Latin-themed restaurant opened its second location in North Palm Beach in June, with a Stuart location planned for December.
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by Sandra Benavides Weichel Mar 2015 Also on Digital Edition

A Jupiter couple design a dream home using the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and the area’s laid-back elegance for inspiration.
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by Sandra Benavides Weichel May 2014 Also on Digital Edition

With institutes like Max Planck and Scripps Florida, we live in quite the scientific community. The discoveries and advancements made today by local, renowned scientists are paving the way for a better tomorrow. We bring you the latest research happening right here in the Palm Beaches on one of the most important topics of all: the mind. With mind games, brain food and more to keep you feeling fresh, you’ll finish reading with plenty of food for thought.

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by Sandra Benavides Weichel Apr 2014 Also on Digital Edition

It’s 6 p.m. on a Thursday night, and more than a dozen wine enthusiasts are sitting in a sectioned-off classroom inside the Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy. Any minute now the rudimentary class on wine will begin. But before it does, whispers about the instructor are exchanged.

“She’s not just any sommelier, she’s Virginia Philip,” one man says. “She’s like, the first woman to ever get her master sommelier accreditation,” another says.

Actually, Vir

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by Sandra Benavides Weichel Mar 2014 Also on Digital Edition

In the to wn of Palm Beach Gardens, nearly three miles south of Donald Ross Road and Central Boulevard, rests a private community with lush preserves, private bodies of water and a 19-hole golf course permeating the grounds.

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