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                         Johnson History Museum Seeks Volunteers

        The Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History   of Palm Beach County, recognition, ongoing learning, and   critical education programs to the school children of Palm
      Museum, owned and managed by the Historical Society of   opportunities to meet many like-minded people.  Beach County. To learn more, call (561) 832-4164, Ext. 100
      Palm Beach County (HSPBC), is expanding their volunteer     For those who especially like people and enjoy history,   or visit
      force for their upcoming exhibition, Endless Summer: Palm   the museum’s next nine-week docent training course begins
      Beach Resort Wear. This first-ever grand exhibition will use   in January.
                                                        About The Historical Society
      more galleries than for past special exhibits, as well as a new     The Historical Society of Palm Beach County is a nonprofit  Did You Know?
      area for very young children, all requiring attendants.
        The HSPBC also welcomes volunteers to assist with   organization founded in 1937 to collect, preserve, and share   The Gardens Mall Turned 35
      receptions, lectures, and other programs and special events.   the history of Palm Beach County and the larger context of
      Most positions require a commitment of four to six hours   Florida. The HSPBC operates and maintains the Richard     On Oct. 5
      weekly: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 12:30 to 4 p.m., or 10 a.m.   and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum, an
      to 3 p.m. Some flexible-hour positions are open as well.   admission-free, accessible institution featuring high-quality,     Originally called
      Volunteers receive membership in the Historical Society   interactive exhibits. Funds raised by the society provide   The  Gardens  of  the
                                                                                                           Palm Beaches, the
                                                                                                           mall opened to much
        The Singles Scene , est. 2007                                                                      fanfare  on  Oct.  5,
                                                                                                           1988.  A  reported
                                                                                                           100,000 pe opl e
        Special Holiday Edition                         of yourself now, at the end of the year, and during the   attended on that first
        by: Kelly Leary, M.S. &                         holiday season, when can you? Get out there and laugh.   day to see such things
        Miranda  Capparelli,                            Dress like you are going to fall in love with someone   as  a  mini-Macy’s
        The Matchmakers                                 during the day--even if it is your barber or your dry cleaner.   parade, a world-class
                                                        You don’t have to literally romantically fall in love. Just
           “Love and gratitude                          understand that the more we love and appreciate others,   fashion show and six
                                                                                                           grand pianos spread
        can  part seas...It can                         the more others will love and respect us. I.E. Let’s see
        move mountains and                              how many heads and hearts we can touch in these last two   throughout  the mall
        it can create miracles.                         months of the year.                                to serenade guests.
        The power of love and                              5. Spoil yourself this holiday. You’re single, so go wild     Robin Leach, the
        gratitude will dissolve all                     treating yourself. You will feel great. You deserve it too,   host of the then-
        negativity in our lives no                      right? Buy the date night outfit (even if you don’t have the   extremely popular
        matter what the form has                        date yet.) Buy the shirt. Book your hair appointment. Hire the   television show  Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,
        taken.”~~Rhonda Byrne                           Matchmakers. Understand, every one of us (single or taken)   attended as a guest of Macy’s. Then-Florida Governor Bob
                                                        has a “Relationship Investment Spend” whether you are aware   Martinez spoke, although he twice misstated the name of
        Top 5 Dating Tips for                           of it or not. Any and all things that enhance your relationships   our city as Palm Gardens.
                                                        with others—new and old—will increase the quality of your
                                                                                                             Built  for  an  estimated  $150  million  by The  Forbes
        November!                                       life. Ask yourself: “What have I spent this year to enhance   Co., on 100 acres leased from the John D. and Catherine
                                                        my relationships with others? “If it’s nominal—you know
                                                        what to do next. It’s buying season. Celebrate YOU! Thank   T.  MacArthur  Foundation,  the  mall  encompassed  1.35
           Hey  Insiders!  First  and  foremost,  our  heartfelt   us later for this stellar holiday survival tip.   million square feet of retail space.
        thanks to you for sharing your precious time with us      In closing, there is no better time than November to     On  opening  day  Sears,  Macy’s  and  Burdines  were
        again today. This is an excellent read to share with your   ramp up and show gratitude for how far you have come   the anchor stores joining 140 specialty stores (112 were
        single friends and family too. We are entering the most   this year. Let your wild streak shine and squash that   actually ready on opening day). Burdines, which was a
        vital time of year--and extra love is on the menu. Our   inner self-critic. It’s time to reward yourself--with the   Florida-based department store chain that closed in 2004,
        commitment is to love and support all individuals in   gift of love.                               had built its largest store to date and anchored the end of
        their goals to connect, especially in November, the most      Warm wishes for a joyful Thanksgiving to you and   the mall now occupied by Nordstrom.
        popular month to join our club. This month, our gratitude   your loved ones. Seize the opportunity to transform     Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue were added by
        knows no bounds for our community, couples, clients,   your love life before the “big” holy holidays come in
        and all of our American Heroes (First Responders). Our   December. Once again, thank you for following THE   1990. The retail mix was carefully selected and many of
        Team appreciates all of you.                    Florida Matchmakers!                               the smaller stores were opening either their first stores
           Thanks to our Matchmaking Dream Team, countless      We can’t wait to meet you in our private offices on PGA   or their first stores in Florida.
        couples will be celebrating the 2023 Holiday Season   Boulevard soon. Reserve your appointment today so that     Do you have a favorite mall store? Do you own any mall
        together. There’s still time for you to find love too. Last   you can avoid the up-and-coming waitlist! The early bird   relics you’d like preserved? We’d love to see them or hear
        year, between November and December, we connected   gets the worm--and the guy--or the girl.       your original Gardens Mall stories. Please add a comment or
        more new couples than ever before. People are more willing                                         send us an email at to let us know.
        to let their stone wall guard down in November. There is        XOXO from Your Favorite Cupids,      Below is an aerial photograph from 1980. Notice I-95
        less judgment in November. In a nutshell, ’tis the season!                     Kelly & Miranda     ends at PGA Boulevard and the land now occupied by the
        Below are your coveted tips...                                                                     mall towards the upper left corner is vacant.
           1. Cast your love line in well-stocked crystal clear   P.S. Want some bonus points
        waters, not in bargain Black Friday basements or risky   with us? Mention this article and
        online shopping traps. You are only as good as the crowd   how long you have been reading
        in front of you. Just as you may visit Bloomingdales,   it when you schedule your first
        Macy’s, or Saks for that special outfit, your approach   appointment. Some of you have
        to dating should be equally selective. If you’re seeking   been following this column for
        love in bars or on online dating sites, you may be putting   more than 16 years. We thank
        yourself at financial, emotional, and physical risk. Half   you for that too. Keep spreading
        the dating challenge can be overcome by looking in the   the love!
        right places—where quality, honest, and successful singles
        gather. It’s that simple.                       #LoveOffline #CuffingSeason #Gratitude
           2. Once you’ve found a promising person to date,   #MatchmakingRoyalty #AlmostPerfect #TellYourFriends
        be your best self and get to know them. Effective   #HolidayRomance #Privacy
        communication is the cornerstone of any successful
        relationship. Early on, determine if your communication      Kelly Leary© has 32 years in the dating industry
        styles align. Refrain from judging a book by its cover;   and a master’s degree in clinical psychology. She has     Interested  in  supporting  the  Palm  Beach  Gardens
        delve into its pages and read the story. If you need   been profiled by Modern Luxury Magazine in the Fall   Historical  Society? Whether  you  volunteer,  become  a
        assistance with this, don’t hesitate to reach out. This   2023 Issue as a Dynamic Business Woman. Look for   member, or make a donation, you support our ongoing
        Team is here to help--it’s in our DNA. We provide   it on shelves now. She has also been written about in   mission to collect, preserve and share the rich history of
        services far beyond matchmaking. Connection and   The Palm Beach Post, PalmBeacher Magazine, Stuart   the City of Palm Beach Gardens for the education and
        compassion are the language we speak, offering   News, Jupiter Magazine, and many more. Revolution   enjoyment of current and future generations!
        coaching and networking throughout our community   Dating members are pre-screened in person including
        of members and concierge services.              background checks. Professional photos are taken by
           3. Be fun and light! Who wants to be around a perpetual   the staff. Revolution Dating is NOT online dating or
        grouch? Is whining attractive? Is constant drama and   blind dating. In addition to providing matchmaking
        complaining appealing? We think not. If this describes   services that make singles “UN-single” through their
        you, it might not be the right time to join the revolution yet.   exclusive club memberships, Kelly and her Team also
        Take some time for introspection—try yoga, read a book,   provide feedback from your dates when appropriate.
        take a class, or go for a nature walk. We attract physically   Mock Dates are available by request. Single Coaching
        and emotionally available people who are ready to take the   Sessions and Evaluations are also available by request
        next step. Always remember, an attitude of gratitude will   for non-members or as an add-on to some memberships.
        get you farther than being critical and judgemental.   *All inquiries are confidential.
           4. Be extra! If you can’t be your fullest and best version
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