The midsummer heat and humidity in South Florida means celebrating Independence Day is not for the faint of heart. But, the sweat and dehydration is all worth it when nightfall comes, and we get to sit back and watch fireworks crack and sparkle over brilliant skylines and dark, reflecting waters. South Florida is definitely a great place to watch fireworks.
For the second year in a row, West Palm Beach has opted to decorate the city in a very South Florida fashion this holiday season.
Large, intricate holiday themed sand sculptures have been erected all down Clematis Street between Rosemary Avenue and the waterfront.
City of West Palm Beach spokesman Elliot Cohen said the sculptures have been more than festive, they've been good publicity. The largest sculpture is a 35-foot-tall Christmas tree made with 400 tons of sand.
Before we start the new year, we want you all to get to know us a little more intimately. Turns out our work coffee mugs say a lot about us!
We've psychoanalyzed each other's coffee mugs to bring you this audio postcard from us, your WLRN reporters, editors, anchors, bloggers, producers and social media gurus. I would say this is one of those posts you actually want to listen to.
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