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The Case of the Disappearing Felines

Several former Palm Beachers recently returned to the Island and inquired as to what happened to all of the stray cats that used to gather outside restaurants begging for scraps and keep residents awake at night with their mating rituals.

While greatly reduced in numbers, rest assured that Palm Beach’s furriest residents are still on the island.  Thanks to the efforts of Palm Beach Island Cats, the town’s cats are less of a nuisance and more of a plus.  Since humane management began in 2010 by Palm Beach Island Cats, the island’s stray cat population has been significantly reduced from over 750 to less than 550.  The cats which help shrink the rodent population on the island, live in well-managed colonies where they are fed, watered, and cared for by Palm Beach Island Cats.

The program which currently receives no government funding, and operates with a staff of volunteers has been held up as an example to other municipalities across the country for effective and humane treatment of homeless cats who are in need of compassionate care. Through no fault of their own, these cats have been abandoned and left to fend for themselves which most often leads to more cats. Spring is typically Kitten Season, however due to the ongoing neutering efforts by Palm Beach Island Cats, each year this has been less impactful in Palm Beach. (Cats can reproduce when they are as young as 4 to 6 months old.)

Seventy percent of cats entering shelters are killed, and that number jumps to nearly 100% of feral cats and kittens. That’s why the Trap/Neuter/Release efforts of Palm Beach Island Cats is effective as well as humane.

Advocates of responsible pet ownership, Palm Beach Island Cats provides food, sterilization, vaccines and other medical care to needy cats. Your support of this 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, is tax deductible.

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Donations may be mailed to:

Palm Beach Island Cats, Inc.
P.O. Box 173
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561-512-4884
Or click here

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PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY GOLF CLUB TO BE AUCTIONED BY “MR. PETERMAN” TO BENEFIT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

The American Cancer Society Island of Palm Beach Unit announced that John O’Hurley, best known as J. Peterman on Seinfeld, will be the host of the 48th Annual 19th Hole Club on March 21 and will perform his one-man show A Man with Standards to benefit the organization on March 20. O’Hurley, the multi-talented star of stage and screen, will be performing his show one night only at The Colony in Palm Beach on March 21 at 6:00pm exclusively to benefit the American Cancer Society.

In a case of life imitating art imitating life,Mr. Peterman” (portrayed by actor John O’Hurley) will be conducting the auction of one of President John F. Kennedy’s golf clubs to benefit the American Cancer Society on March 21, 2016 at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Fans of the NBC hit Seinfeld may recall the 1996 episode where the character “Elaine” bids on President John F. Kennedy’s golf clubs at the Sotheby’s auction for her boss “Mr. Peterman.” Fast forward to the American Cancer Society’s 48th Annual 19th Hole Club presented by the Addison Hines Charitable Trust where, in a twist of fate, “Mr. Peterman” will play auctioneer and will be offering JFK’s MacGregor wedge golf club to the highest bidder.  Making its highly anticipated debut at Trump International Golf Club, the annual 19th Hole Club event will take place on Monday, March 21, 2016, 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

In keeping with tradition of the 19th Hole Club, the early evening social event will include various golf challenges (longest drive, putting challenge, chipping contest) and will culminate at an Awards Reception with exquisite food stations on the Club terrace overlooking the magnificent 18th hole. Hosted for the past 47 years by numerous PGA TOUR pros, previous hosts include Lee Trevino, Raymond Floyd, Davis Love III, Ian Baker-Finch, and all-time golf great Jack Nicklaus, to mention a few.

The golf club to be auctioned is labeled “58 – “59, JFK Palm Beach (1-11-1968)” and will be on public display at the Golfino store at 150 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach March 12 – 20, 2016. The club is expected to be the highlight of the live auction at the event on March 21. Other auction items will include the opportunity to see O’Hurley as “Billy Flynn” in Broadway’s Chicago in Chicago, complete with dinner hosted by O’Hurley following the performance; a 2014 Ryder Cup pin flag signed by all 16 USA Team members including Vice Captain Raymond Floyd, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mayhan, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Jimmy Walker and Tom Watson the Captain of team.

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In addition to hosting the 19th Hole Club, O’Hurley will present his one-man show A Man With Standards at a one-night only performance to benefit the American Cancer Society on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 6:30pm in The Royal Room Cabaret at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.

Has cancer invaded the life of someone close to you – a family member, friend or neighbor? If you’re ready to join the fight against cancer, save the dates and plan to attend this year’s 19th Hole Club event and exclusive John O’Hurley performance to support the American Cancer Society mission.

Tickets and sponsorships start at $350 and are available by calling Candi Spitz at 561.655.3449.

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Rock Palm Beach Presents Stellar Live Auction Line-Up

In just a few weeks, the 58th Annual Rock Palm Beach Gala at The Mar-a-Lago Club will be the place to be, and for a great cause! The affair promises to be a fun-filled event featuring a VIP champagne reception, fabulous food, music provided by an all- star band and a live auction featuring incredible items from a St Barts getaway for 4 people to a rare autographed Les Paul guitar. The American Cancer Society will use the proceeds from the event to help raise critical funds to support the fight against cancer.

Here are some items you can look forward to bidding on:

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WIMCO (The West Indies Management Company) – WIMCO presents a haute escape for up to four persons in one of its private villas on St Barthelemy. The accommodations include a two-bedroom villa for one week (7 nights), personal concierge, daily maid service, complimentary airport service, a VIP welcome package with gourmet provisions and more!

 

 

 

 

Les Paul Guitar – Signed by the legendary pioneer of electric guitars, Les Paul, this priceless, limited edition red, white, and blue painted guitar was created to commemorate the 9/11 events.

 

 

 

 

Casa de Campo – Exciting 5 days and 4 nights in a beautiful suite at the Casa de Campo Resort! Package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, room service and beverages by the glass at the Resort restaurants,2 rounds of golf for 2 people, a personal resort touring cart and other amenities!

 

 

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Prime seating tickets to see platinum-selling, Grammy award-winner Adele during her sold-out Adele Live 2016 in the magic city, Miami! Package includes tickets and dinner.

 

 

 

 

Honorary Chairman: Patrick M. Park, Co-Chairmen: Lori Stoll & Shelley Menin
Vice Chairman: Kitty Silverstein, Junior Chairman: Jesse Stoll

2016 American Cancer Society Annual Palm Beach Gala
‘Rock Palm Beach’
February 5, 2016
The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach

 

Click Here to Purchase Tickets

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GRAMMY AWARD-WINNER MICHAEL BOLTON PERFORMS AT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY ANNUAL GALA “ROCK PALM BEACH”

Get ready to rock, Palm Beach! Grammy award-winner singer-songwriter Michael Bolton will be one of the special musical guests performing during American Cancer Society’s 58th Annual Gala Rock Palm Beach to be held at The Mar-a-Lago Club on Friday, February 5, 2016.  Honorary Chairman Patrick Park, gala co-chairmen Lori Stoll and Shelley Menin, vice chairman Kitty Silverstein and junior chairman Jesse Stoll have planned an exciting evening of fabulous food, great music and other surprises to help raise critical funds to support the American Cancer Society in its fight against cancer.

Event co-chairman Lori Stoll, wife of the late music promoter Jon Stoll, said “Michael’s still relevant after 40 years in the music industry, so he was the ideal choice for our event, which caters to several generations of Palm Beach society.”  Shelley Menin, Stoll’s co-chairman added “He’s also known to be a breast cancer awareness advocate, so we knew he would be a perfect fit to help us raise money to support the lifesaving work of the American Cancer Society.”

2015 American Cancer Society Rock Palm Beach Gala Co-Chairs, Lori Stoll and Shelley Menin

2015 American Cancer Society Rock Palm Beach Gala Co-Chairs, Lori Stoll and Shelley Menin

The Palm Beach Annual Gala offer a fun and festive way to support the Society’s programs and services, which make a difference every day in the lives of people touched by cancer.  The 2016 event is proud to recognize its corporate partners that include the Addison Hines Charitable Trust, Braman Motorcars, Govic Capital, Mary Mahoney, Meat Market and Michael Dixon.

Gala sponsorship packages with prime seating are still available and start at $2,500.  A limited number of individual tickets will go on sale January 18, 2016.

For more information about the event please call Michelle Jaminet at 561 655 3449.

 

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POSH Palm Beach Special Announcement, Kick-Off Gala

Michael James of The Silver Fund hosted supporters of Lighthouse Guild’s Annual POSH Palm Beach Dinner Dance during a private pre-gala reception on January 13, 2016, offering guests a sneak preview of highlights to be introduced when the POSH on-line site is officially launched in June.

8_6358835626574699501951092_45_SILVER_20160113_PM_020For years, POSH Palm Beach has been known for its annual sale featuring major designer fashions and accessories donated by socialites, celebrities, designers and retailers. While the annual event benefiting the Lighthouse Guild successfully attracted the masses in search of a deal on designer and couture pieces such as Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Prada, Escada, Givenchy, Manolo Blahnik, Bottega Veneta, and Christian Louboutin – the digital world opened a whole new opportunity!

Thus, POSH Designer Sale will now offer  an online shopping platform, set to debut this summer, featuring the most coveted clothing and accessories at your fingertips! Patrons will soon be able to support for the Lighthouse Guild from home, work or even while running errands.

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Mark G. Ackermann, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lighthouse Guild, was in attendance and recognized this year’s Dinner Dance honorees, Kim Campbell and Lavinia Baker. He also announced Honorary Chair Arlene Dahl, will be presented with Lighthouse Guild’s Vision Award in recognition of her leadership in Palm Beach, and for her longstanding support and advocacy for the vision impaired.

Marking its ninth year, the annual Lighthouse Guild POSH Palm Beach Dinner Dance will be held on February 23, 2016 at Club Colette. This year’s Dinner Dance Chairmen are Kane and Mary Baker, Mario Nievera and Travis Howe.  Junior Chairmen are Bettina Anderson and Wyatt Koch.  The Gala Dinner will honor Lavinia Baker and Kim Campbell.

Committee members include Iris Apfel,  Jackie Weld Drake, Katherine Ford, Michele Kessler, Carla Mann, Talbott Maxey, Grace Meigher, Margo MacNabb Nederlander, Kit Pannill, Nancy Paul, Catherine Saxton, Frances Scaife, Jennie Scaife and Norma Tiefel.  Junior Committee members are Lilly Leas, Sean Ferreira, Alexis Posada, Robert Riva, Fritz and Judy van der Grift, Samantha Curry, Camila Helander, Tyler Sargent, Nick Sargent, Nicole Kirchhoff, Erik and Julia Lembcke, Lourdes de Guardiola, Michael Morrissey, Kirsten Smith, Chris Leavitt, Dr. Tara Dennis, Kristina Olsen and Amanda Boalt.

For information about the POSH Dinner Dance, or to make a tax-deductible donation of clothing and/or accessories to the POSH Sale, please contact Mona de Sayve at (561) 828-1522 or email desayvem@lighthouseguild.org

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Click Here for more photos from the POSH Palm Beach Private Pre-Gala Reception.

Lighthouse Guild is the leading non-profit vision and healthcare organization addressing the needs of the blind, visually impaired and those with multiple disabilities by providing critical health care services to help people of all ages to enjoy safe, independent lives.

 

 

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Take Home a Nude, Armory Art Center Plans Sensory Rich Event

Take Home a Nude, Armory Art Center West Palm Beach

Take Home a Nude, Armory Art Center West Palm Beach

Take Home a NudeYes, you read this correctly. However, we are talking about art here! The Armory Art Center, the visual arts education and exhibition center in West Palm Beach, has planned a silent suction featuring over 300 works of photography, sculpture, jewelry, glass, and choice crafts donated by noted artists and collectors. What makes this event so special? Art is known to be visually appealing, but Take Home a Nude taps into all the senses while you experience art in various forms (2D and 3D), live music and savory hors d’oeuvres. The event celebrates the collector in everyone.

“This is the most fun, interactive event of the season and will include art for the serious collector as well as the sophisticated and casual buyer,” stated David Veselsky, chairman of the Armory.

Linda Silpe and Jan Willinger, co-chairs of the event, have passionately tended to each detail making this an affair to inspire and remember. The Palm Beach Daily News featured the duo highlighting the third “Take Home a Nude” they have organized to benefit the arts center. Click here to read more, “Art pours in for Armory’s Take Home a Nude auction”.

Take Home a Nude will feature works created by renowned as well as local artists including Kim Dingle, Juan Miro, Tommy Morrison, Ellen Liman, Pamela Acheson Myers, Gina Porten, Fiona Tan, Steven Manolis, Jill Wiseman, Rene von Richthofen, Vivian Wang, Bruce Gendleman, Bruce Moskowitz, MD, Jane Manus, Nancy Ellison, Sassno, Susan Nash, Skip Mizelle, and Steve Caras.

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Major event sponsors include: Mr. and Mrs. Ted Baum , Mr. and Mrs. Donald Silpe, Mr. Robert Spiegel and Mrs. Jan Willinger, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Soter, Mr. Ken Elias and Mr. David Veselsky, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Blumenstein, Ms. Cynthia Friedman, Ms. Jackie Grimm, Mr. Richard Grossman, Mrs. James Gubelmann, Mr. and Mrs. John Kessler, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Mason, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Silpe, Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Haft, Ms. Muriel Kaplan, Ms. Pamela Acheson Myers, Ms. Susan Nernberg, Ms. Linda Rossbach, Ms. Carole Ruhlman, Whole Foods, and Legends 100.3.

Armory Art Center
Take Home a Nude & Other Important Art
Silent Auction, Cocktail Reception & Dinner by the Bite Sponsored by: Jupiter Magazine, Whole Foods, The Palm Beacher, Legends 100.3
Thursday, January 7, 2016
1700 Parker Avenue . West Palm Beach

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

PURCHASE TICKETS
Tickets: $150.00 per person or $1000 for groups of 10

For more information, please contact Marcy Hoffman – marcywpb@prodigy.net.

The Armory Art Center is a not-for-profit community-based visual arts education and exhibition center providing opportunities for individual growth, self expression, increased awareness and appreciation of the arts through participation in studio art classes, exhibitions, lectures and other educational programs. Celebrating 30 years, the Center educates, enriches and engages a diverse population through the “experience of art.” Classes in ceramics, drawing and pastels, painting, watercolor, collage, photography, jewelry and metals, sculpture, stone carving, and more are offered year-round and on every level.

For more information about the Armory Art Center, please call 561.832.1776 or visit the Armory’s website at www.armoryart.org.

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Altima and Patrick McMullan Wrap Up 2015

2015 has been a fabulous year for Altima Palm Beach!  We celebrated our 15th anniversary, launched our new website, and teamed up with celebrated photographer Patrick McMullan! It is only fitting that we end the year with a bang! Scroll below for a peek at December 2015 charitable events captured Patrick. And of course, continue to follow the blog for ‘Altima Picks’ coming up in 2016. Keep the good times rolling!

All photographs taken by Patrick McMullan.

Studio 1696 New York Meets Palm Beach

Studio 1696 Featured Designers ©Patrick McMullan

Studio 1696 The Talented Group  ©Patrick McMullan

Lori Stoll Holiday Tribute to American Cancer Society

Suzanne Migdall, Hilary Musser, Frances Fisher and Lori Stoll. Photographed by Patrick McMullan

Suzanne Migdall, Hilary Musser, Frances Fisher and Lori Stoll ©Patrick McMullan

 

The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue league Christmas Party.

Tom Quick, Pauline Pitt, Lesly Smith== The 44th Annual CHRISTMAS BALL Benefitting The PEGGY ADAMS Animal Rescue League== Sailfish Club, Palm Beach, FL== December 10, 2015== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Patrick McMullan/PMC==

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Paradise Fund Casino

Scott Dingman, Bettina Anderson

Scott Dingman, Bettina Anderson ©Patrick McMullan

Private Celebrations, Meat Market Events and more

Jeff and MeiSze Greene, Terry Allen Kramer, the Honorable Brian Mulroney and Mila Mulroney ©Patrick McMullan

Jeff and MeiSze Greene, Terry Allen Kramer, the Honorable Brian Mulroney and Mila Mulroney ©Patrick McMullan

Mary Mahoney Opening Weekend Celebration

Susan Cohon, Ellie Block, Cynthia Berenson, Mary Mahoney, Peggy Trethewey, Shannon Porthault ©Patrick McMullan

Susan Cohon, Ellie Block, Cynthia Berenson, Mary Mahoney, Peggy Trethewey, Shannon Porthault ©Patrick McMullan

 

Patrick McMullan will be back in South Florida on January 10th to continue to cover the hottest events! 

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Black Ties, Ball Gowns & Blackjack: The Paradise Casino

Loy Anderson, Kristina & Brad McPherson, Bettina Anderson, Kent Anderson

Loy Anderson, Kristina & Brad McPherson, Bettina Anderson, Kent Anderson

When you “Buy-In” to the Paradise Casino Palm Beach, you are betting on a night for the books. Elegant gowns, snazzy suits, and fancy cars will invade the Flagler Museum on Friday, November 27th, 2015. The who’s who of Palm Beach and New York patronize the growing event each year. As the Sun Sentinel put it last year,

“Truly unique and unlike any other party or fundraiser coming up this season.” 

The event is hosted by the founders of The Paradise Fund to raise funds for their philanthropic endeavors focused on children in desperate need. The event targets the new generation of young professionals in support of making an impact on the ongoing political, environmental, health, educational and social problems being faced by children around the world today.

What to expect:

-MORE gaming tables. Blackjack, craps, roulette… Use your winnings to purchase tickets which enters you into a raffle to win prizes that won’t disappoint. We are talking Tuscan Wine Experiences, a ONE-OF-A-KIND Salvatore Ferragamo handbag, and Fashion Week in Milan VIP Package for 2.
-Live music
-Exotic drinks

-Exquisite hour d’ouerves

Paradise Casino has been graciously sponsored by Inger Anderson, The Fanjul Family, Florida Crystals, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Rocco’s Tacos, Arvo Katajisto, Vivify, Brooks Bishop, James Held & Kenn Karakul, and Island Company.

Ticket Prices

$250 Regular “Buy-Ins”
Regular “buy-in” guests will join at 8pm and the gaming tables will be open.

$500 VIP tickets
VIP guests will enjoy a private VIP reception with The Paradise Fund team and event Sponsors from 7pm to 8pm.

Click Here to Buy-In

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Instagram @TheParadiseFund

Click Here to view a video of Paradise Casino 2013…

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Are You Ready to Fight Cancer? Get ready to Rock Palm Beach in February

2015 American Cancer Society Rock Palm Beach Gala Co-Chairs, Lori Stoll and Shelley Menin

2015 American Cancer Society Rock Palm Beach Gala Co-Chairs, Lori Stoll and Shelley Menin

The 2016 American Cancer Society Annual Palm Beach Gala will celebrate 58 years of being blessed with faithful and generous patrons who will help make Rock Palm Beach one of the social scene’s “must attend” events!

Honorary Chairman Patrick Park, Co-Chairmen Lori Stoll and Shelley Menin, Vice Chairman Kitty Silverstein along with Junior Chairman Jesse Stoll have very exciting things in store and can’t wait to showcase an even bigger event than last year’s! The affair will feature fabulous food and great music provided by an All-Star band and special, surprise musical guests!

The American Cancer Society, whose mission is to create a world with less cancer and celebrate more birthdays each year, has been fighting cancer for over a century, has been at the forefront of every major cancer breakthrough and boasts having funded 47 Nobel Prize winners since 1946.

Has cancer invaded the life of someone close to you – a family member, friend or neighbor? If you’re ready to join the fight against cancer, save the date and plan to attend this year’s event on Friday, February 5, 2016 at The Mar-a-Lago Club.

 If you would like to be part of this evening making a difference, please contact michelle.jaminet@cancer.org or

call Michelle at 561 655 3449

SAVE THE DATE:
2016 American Cancer Society Annual Palm Beach Gala
February 5th, 2016
at The Mar-a-Lago Club

Honorary Chairman:
Patrick Park

Chairmen:
Lori Stoll & Shelley Menin

Vice-Chairman:
Kitty Silverstein

Junior Chairman:
Jesse Stoll

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Click here to visit the Official American Cancer Society Island of Palm Beach Unit event page.

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Looks to Love: Whitney Baldwin Designs

 

Whitney Baldwin Designs

Pave Diamonds, Whitney Baldwin Designs

By Eileen Louissaint, Altima Contributing Writer

Studio 1696 presents a bazaar shopping experience highlighting the international collection from world travelers Lars Bolander & Nadine Kalachnikoff. This season they plan to host an eclectic and inspiring roster of vendors including Whitney Baldwin Designs. Baldwin creates authentic jewelry designs from the four natural elements- earth, fire, air and water. She personally handcrafts the pieces with South Seas Baroque pearls, fresh water pearls, semi-precious stones, quartz crystals, gold and sterling silver.

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South Sea Baroque Pearl Necklace, Whitney Baldwin Designs

In 2004, Baldwin started designing and marketing jewelry influenced by her individual style while residing in Sante Fe.

Carnelian Geodes, Whitney Baldwin

Carnelian Geodes, Whitney Baldwin

Whitney Baldwin Designs donates 5% of net profits monthly to non-profit local wildlife sanctuaries for the conservation, education and rehabilitation of endangered species of animals.

From February 15-18, 2016,  5% of sales or a portion of sales will benefit the Gentlemen of the Garden.

Semi Precious Stone Stretch Bracelets, Whitney Baldwin Designs

Semi Precious Stone Stretch Bracelets, Whitney Baldwin Designs

Follow Whitney Baldwin Designs on Facebook.