Saturday, July 30, 2011


Here is a helpful idea when you need drivers licensing services.  If you have a mobile device, you can text waitpbc to 41411, says Anne M. Gannon, Constitutional Tax Collector, and you will receive back a text message shoing the number of people currently in line for a license and the approximate wait minutes.  Appointments for drivers license services can be scheduled up to three months in advance and wait times can be viewed at  Payment options include cash, check or money order; credit cards cannot be processed.  For office locations go to
 Since 2010 the Legislature transferred the job of issuing Real ID driver licenses from the DMV to local tax collectors.  One must go in person to prove their identity, according to the Federal Real ID Act.  With their service centers now in small offices, Gannon says, “We are harnessing the power of technology to put new tools directly in the customers’ hands.
Other implementations to assist those waiting on line include a mobile receptionist issuing Q-flow tickets to clients standing in line so they can circumvent the line; mobile receptionist can process simple motor vehicle transactions including license plate surrender or renewal and handicapped parking permits.  An employee checks the line in peak times so if you do not have required documentation you don’t wait needlessly.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Thursdays at 2 pm, “come winter,” the Robert D. Chapin 2012 Lecture Series presents the following programs and you may want to note them on your calendar now:
 January 12:  Author and Today Show correspondent JENNA BUSH HAGER may tell stories of inspirational people doing great things across America, which she contributes to the Today Show.  Jenna is the daughter of former President George and Laura Bush and granddaughter of former President George H.W. and Barbara Bush.  Jenna wrote “Ana’s Story:  A Journey of Hope”, inspired through working with UNICEF which became a New York Times Best Seller.
 February 2:  US Ambassador to the Manila-based Asian Development Bank, ROBERT “Skip” ORR, is former President of Boeing Japan, and former Vice President of Motorola’s European Affairs Division.  He graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 1976, received his Master’s Degree from Georgetown University, and Doctorate in Political Science from Tokyo University.  
 March 15: host of The Newlywed Game and former disc jockey BOB EUBANKS will share with us untold stories and funny anecdotes about some Hollywood and Music Industry moments.  His six rules for success are motivational.  He will also review hilarious moments from The Newlywed Game.  In 2000 Bob became the only tv personality to ever host the same show format for 5 decades.
 April 5: Journalist, Producer, Author and Writer STEVEN BOGART is also the son of legendary acting greats Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.  His non-fiction “Bogart: In Search of My Father” was a bestseller.  He will share with us his personal insights and funny stories about his parents and some rarely seen home movies.
General Admission is $25 for open balcony seating; reserved seating on the main floor is $40.  Reserved tickets include a post-lecture reception.  

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Understanding how the body ages 
via an aging suit

Saturday, July 09, 2011


Looking for TREASURES at Bargain Rates?  Be at Bruce Kodner Galleries on Sunday, July 10th at 1 pm for all kinds of goodies to bid on from stunning jewelry to sculpture to porcelain to watches to oriental room size rugs and much, much more.  Located just below Lake Avenue in Lake Worth on east side of Dixie.

Cirque du Soleil: Alegria was an early presentation, still popular after 17 years, featuring classic baroque imagery and a timeless theme of age.  Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, an indoor arena, presents this and other shows this month. 

Mizner Park Amphitheater presents “Summer in the City,” a Neil Diamond Tribute on July 29, 2011 at 7 pm.  It is a free concert.  You can bring along a chair or blanket, relax and enjoy the best of entertainment under the stars and bring the whole family.  Lots of great eateries for dinner in Mizner Park!

Crafts fan?  Be at the South Florida Expo Center, South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach starting at 10 am July 9 to see unique one-of-a-kind items and gifts, try on custom made gold and silver jewelry, find handcrafted furniture, fudge and gourmet delights, folk art, dolls, candies, artwork, pet items, quilts, wearable art, and many other collectable items.