West Palm Beach: 2015 Iron Vintage Motorcycle Festival

Henderson produced 4-cylinder motorcycles from 1912 until 1931. They were the largest and fastest motorcycles of their time, and appealed to sport riders and police departments. Police favored them for traffic patrol because they were faster than anything on the roads. The company began during the golden age of motorcycling, and ended during the Great Depression.

Henderson produced 4-cylinder motorcycles from 1912 until 1931. They were the largest and fastest motorcycles of their time, and appealed to sport riders and police departments. Police favored them for traffic patrol because they were faster than anything on the roads. The company began during the golden age of motorcycling, and ended during the Great Depression.

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THE DAY PARADISE FROZE OVER

 

Snow! The only flakes on record in West Palm Beach fell 35 years ago today photo

Snowflakes fell in the Treasure Coast and as far south as Homestead. It was a brief flurry that left just enough of the white stuff for school children to scoop up a snow-ball’s worth off car hoods. The remnants melted by 9:30 a.m., according to news

snow1977                                                                                                    You have heard the expression when hell freezes over. This is when Paradise Freezes over. Believe it or not it  did snow in Palm Beach County. The day That Jimmy carter was inaugurated. maybe a bad omen of what his presidency was going to be like. it snowed in palm beach county. That day I got up to go to work I went out the door it was snowing!!!! I couldn’t believe it. Like a kid I went back in the house shook my wife I exclaimed to my sleeping wife its snowing!!!!l

John Mcarthur founder of Palm Beach Gardens

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John Donald MacArthur (1897-1978) was one of the three wealthiest men in America at the time of his death, and was sole owner of the nation’s largest privately held insurance company.

One of seven children, Mr. MacArthur was born in an impoverished coal-producing area of eastern Pennsylvania. His three brothers who survived childhood all achieved success in their fields: Alfred in insurance, Telfer in publishing, and Charles as a newsman, playwright, and Hollywood screen writer. John held several jobs, including stints as a newspaper reporter, as an insurance salesman in his brother’s company, and in three unsuccessful business ventures, before turning to insurance as his life’s work.

In 1928, at the age of 30, Mr. MacArthur bought the Marquette Life Insurance Company, and in 1935, he borrowed $2,500 to acquire the financially impaired Bankers Life and Casualty Company of Chicago. Five years later, Bankers had more than $1 million of assets; by 1977, they had surpassed $1 billion. At his death, Mr. MacArthur’s insurance companies had more than 3 million policyholders, with $5.5 billion of insurance in force, and a sales staff of more than 5,000 agents and brokers.

In the 1960’s, Mr. MacArthur’s attention turned to real estate and development. He conducted his business at a table in the coffee shop of the Colonnades Beach Hotel, in Palm Beach Shores, Florida. He owned the hotel, and he and his wife lived in a modest apartment overlooking a parking lot.

At one time or another, Mr. MacArthur’s holdings included 100,000 acres of land in Florida, primarily in the Palm Beach and Sarasota areas; several development companies and shopping centers; paper and pulp companies; 19 commercial, office, and apartment buildings in New York City; several publishing enterprises; hotels; radio and television stations; banks and 12 insurance companies.

PB Regatta

We went to the PB Regatta on Flagler Dr in West Palm Beach. There was sailboat competition there was about 20 classic Yachts and Cars. This is a free event.The history of the Palm Beach Regatta dates back to the early 1900’s. With anticipation and a multitude of participants the original Palm Beach Regatta started what was to become a staple in the Palm Beach community.

Food. One of the Vintage Boats was the Presidential Yacht The The Presidential Yacht, which served five United States Presidents, has been meticulously restored to its original state. The classic 93 foot yacht, built in 1931 by the Defoe Ship Building Company in Bay City Michigan, has returned to its former glory and is certified by The United States Coast Guard for up to 70 guests Honey  Fitz.

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Lake Worth Street Painting Festival

 


CLICK HERE FOR Lake Worth Street Painting Festival

The Chalk of the Town

 Largest of its kind in the country, this festival features temporary masterpieces in an open-air museum of art, sound and aromatic delights using the actual street as pavement becomes canvas.

Graffiti of a Different Kind

Uniqueness never truly duplicated whether a classic masterpiece or a 3D widescreen tricking the viewer into seeing something it’s not, such as falling into a deep crater or a fantastical flying dragon, is what street painting is all about.

Environmentally friendly chalks transform asphalt and sidewalks into living art in a centuries old tradition. Combined with free admission, live music, tasty food and drink, children’s creative areas and more adventures throughout the weekend; makes this a family-friendly experience you will want to attend year after year.

 

Covering more area than any other festival of its kind in the U.S., Lake Worth claims bragging rights to the largest street painting festival in the country. And it isn’t just about the artist and chalk, it’s also about food and music. Enjoy a mixed genre of talents on stage and sample the food famous at a recognized street festival. Are you a budding artist? Would you like to show off your talents? All you need bring is your enthusiasm to create, because participation and admission are free.

Covering more area than any other festival of its kind in the U.S., Lake Worth claims bragging rights to the largest street painting festival in the country. And it isn’t just about the artist and chalk, it’s also about food and music. Enjoy a mixed genre of talents on stage and sample the food famous at a recognized street festival. Are you a budding artist? Would you like to show off your talents? All you need bring is your enthusiasm to create, because participation and admission are free.

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