By Evelyn Ticona
A four-day marine extravaganza filled with boats, marine products and accessories, the 25th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show took place at the West Palm Beach waterfront from March 25 to 28.
Presented by Merdeces-Benz USA and Palm Harbor Marina, it primarily targeted people considering buying a boat or marine equipment.
All photos by Evelyn Ticona, Managing Editor
“It is a buyers’ market offering highly unusual opportunities for great values,” said Show Management President Efrem Zimbalist III.
The show had 434 exhibitors displaying boats and yachts with prices varying from $10,000 for the cheapest to $14 million for the most expensive. Continue reading
By Evelyn Ticona
An estimated 80,000 people attended the inauguration of West Palm Beach’s new downtown waterfront on Saturday, Feb. 20.
Palm Beach Atlantic University students were part of the evening’s entertainment along with live music, a Cirque Majik performance and fireworks.
Mayor Lois J. Frankel first envisioned the waterfront project six years ago. The city tore down its old library and built docks, gardens and a waterfront pavilion. The project cost $30 million.
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Frankel has seen this project as a key to drawing more people downtown.
The events Saturday included PBA’s improvisational comedy showcase, A Live Improv Comedy Experience (A.L.I.C.E.) and a performance by the PBA Dance Ensemble.
The spectacle of the night was Cirque Majik’s performance, with more than 30 acrobats suspended from ropes and wearing multicolored costumes.
Following the performance, a spectacular fireworks display lit up the sky.
At the end of the night, a disc jockey gathered people from different ages together around the stage to dance and enjoy music until 11 p.m.