by Jenifer Herring

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An explosive Valentine’s Day hits Flagler

Photos courtesy of Jen Herring

The 1515 condo located on Flagler Drive was demolished at 9:05 a.m. this morning thanks to a large amount of explosives carefully placed within the building’s skeletal infrastructure. Hundreds of local palm beachers watched nearby from downtown buildings such as South Tower, One City, and Palm Beach Atlantic University. The intracoastal was dotted with yachts, which immediately scattered after the explosion due to all the dust. Entire story and videos can be found here.

Courtesy of Jen Herring

courtesy of Jen Herring

Courtesy of Jen Herring

courtesy of Jen Herring

courtesy of Jen Herring

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PBA student describes the desperation in Haiti

Prophete brothers in Jacmel, Haiti (Jimmy, Jean Alix, Edwens, and Marcus Prophete, and friend Polo Fils-Aime)

Currently working towards his masters in business at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Edwens Prophete (also a good friend of mine), describes the desperation in his family’s hometown of Port ‘au Prince. Haiti. For my entire story, click here:

Skeletal ‘1515’ building to be imploded Feb. 14

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The building at 1515 South Flagler Drive will be imploded on Valentines Day from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Yes. Valentines Day. Too  bad single people can’t partake in the explosion process because I can only imagine the amount of repressed anger that could relieve. Regardless, I will be present to take pictures! Ok, back to the real news here.

The noise resulting from the explosives will be in the range of 100 to 125 decibels (the sound of a rock concert) for about 8 seconds around 9 a.m. Residents of the surrounding area (Norton Park Place, Viking Arms, Rapallo North) are required to vacate their homes by 6 a.m. Security sweeps will be conducted to verify residents have evacuated.

Doug Wise, an employee of the construction services department of the City of West Palm Beach said that a licensed window repair company will be standing by in case the implosion causes broken windows in nearby apartments.

Local residents are expected to feel a slight shock,  but nothing too serious.

The developer, Trinity LLC is providing a breakfast at the Palm Beach Atlantic University campus at 6 a.m.

Top artists give ‘Hope for Haiti’ concert

If you missed the concert, check out this hot song by Jay-Z, Rihanna, and U2’s Bono.

‘…one of the highest losses of life compared to the 2004 tsunami’

My heart goes out to the people of Haiti and the people in the United States who cannot get a hold of family or friends in Haiti.  The Times online states, “it will be one of the highest losses of life in recent years and compared it to the 2004 Asian tsunami,” according to U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. The FBI warns for people to be aware of “donation” frauds.

But there are a few legit organizations that you can donate to:

*Wyclef Jean’s relief fund– Text “YELLE” to 501501 to make a $5.00 donation to Haiti. It’s only $5.00 and could be a huge benefit to these people who currently don’t even have water, let alone food right now. I posted flyers in a building that I live in (even though the association might decide to take them down), but the fact that even a few more people might be aware of ways to donate, that’s ok with me. So, know that there are many ways to help and none are too small!

* CARE.ORG- visit http://www.care.org and you can donate any amount you choose.

Intricate cakes by Delray Beach designer, SugarChef

As a dedicated viewer of WeTV’s “Platinum Weddings” since the age of seventeen, my expectations in all-things-weddings are extremely high. Or maybe I just have good taste? Either way, I feel terrible for my future husband and his wallet in regards to my “dream” wedding…sort-of…I feel at that point, he should already know what he’s getting himself into. So, when I find something unique or extravagant locally, you can only imagine my excitement. Therefore, I have to share. The cake is one of the most important parts of a wedding or even party for that matter. It has to accentuate the event and reflect the theme accordingly. I discovered one of the most amazing cake chefs in Florida-Sugar Chef.

Photos below courtesy of SugarChef.com

Photo Courtesy of SugarChef.com

Photo Courtesy of SugarChef.com

Photo Courtesy of SugarChef.com

Photo Courtesy of SugarChef.com

Those were only a few examples of the many cakes in their gallery on their website. They also cater to other special occasions. According to Sugar Chef, their cakes cost around $5.00-$9.00 per person. Not bad and I’m sure you get what you pay for. These cakes are not only unique, but great quality. You can tell they spend a lot of time on them. Sugar Chef, I’ll see you when I plan my walk down the isle.

FEMA coffins pop up all over the United States

Within the last several months, the internet has been bombarded with videos showing large amounts of stacked coffins placed all over the United States by FEMA. The local news stations don’t seem to be speaking about it, so it leaves many wondering what the exact purpose of the coffins really is. Some say it is preparation for a natural disaster, others say it’s for an American holocaust to come, and others suspect it has to do with the government trying to create a “new world order”. Whatever is going on, it’s creepy and needs to be brought to light. See for yourself.