Last month, Thomas Fekete, former guitarist for West Palm Beach-based phenoms Surfer Blood, lost his battle to cancer. On Saturday, his former bandmates, who head out soon for a tour of China, will play a show at Jupiter’s Guanabanas on Saturday in his honor. Fekete, who left the group to seek treatment, passed away May 30.
The Guanabanas show, at 960 North A1a in Jupiter, is at 9 p.m. on Saturday night.
Anyone who’s ever looked for shelter – particularly if you’re on a schedule – know that it can be a lot of things: Stressful. Expensive. Argument-fuel. What it is not often is entertaining. (I did it earlier this year, with only a month to work with, and for a while there I was worried I’d be living in a travel trailer in a Whole Foods parking lot). But HGTV’s long-running “House Hunters” has made the process of home-shopping, along with a hard-working Realtor, into some sort of pretty sport. And tonight, a local couple, Astrid and Shawn Mitcham, and their agent Mindy Sepinuck, give it a go.
Here’s to not living in a travel trailer at the Whole Foods!
Last week, I spent several hours driving around Palm Beach County, slowing down to inspect any gas station I drove past. I was looking for fuel, but for me, not for my Prius, but for me. Inspired by a health blogger trying to eat only from gas stations for 30 days, I searched for deliciousness among the car air freshener and the Powerball tickets, and the best thing I found was a simple bowl of rice and beans at Peanuts Country Store in west Delray Beach. They have a whole Latin eatery in there, and it’s worth driving west for.
And thus, Vinny Venteria, Delray Beach’s barber (barber/DJ), lover of puns and boss wearer of pastels, cemented his place on “The Bachelorette” as this season’s funny guy. He’s got the funny faces, the cute asides, and he came out of the Limo of Love to greet JoJo, the woman he’s group-courting with a bunch of other dudes, with a piece of toast. Because he wanted to make a toast.
We love this guy.
Because we’re not yet allowed to interview Vinny, and have to wait until he’s no longer on the show, we present you with some of our Twitter conversations, and some of his witticisms. He told JoJo he’s a joker, and so far he’s true to his word.
Catch Vinny on “The Bachelorette” tonight and every Monday, as long as the roses keep coming, at 8 p.m. on ABC.