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“Prost!” That’s “cheers!” in German, and the only German word you need to know at this year’s 44th annual Oktoberfest Sperry Mens Wahoo CVO Baja SneakersMerrell Women's Encore Boot Q2at the American-German Club in Lake Worth starting Friday,  Oct. 13. Submerge yourself in the German culture by enjoying two weekends of family fun, with authentic German meals, live music, entertainment, arts and crafts for the kids and of course, more beer! Oktoberfest of the Palm Beaches is held the second and third weekends in October every year, rain or shine.

Festival-goers take part in a costume contest at Oktoberfest on Perdido Key. (the Palm Beach Post).

The celebration will kick off with several ceremonies such as a flag parade and a German beer keg tapping. The Heldensteiner band is back straight from Munich at Oktoberfest of the Palm Beaches. Get ready to drink, eat, and dance your butt off in your best German attire. Keep your eyes open and congratulate the winner of Miss Oktoberfest 2017. For event updates, click here.

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What: The 44th Annual Oktoberfest

When: October 13, 14, 15 and October 20, 21, 22.

Hours: Fridays, 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 11 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 8 p.m.

Where: 5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth, FL 33463AnMengXinLing Fashion Knee High Boots Women Block High Heel Slouchy Suede Leather Round Toe Back Lace Up Zipper Riding BootClarks Mens Landry Step Fashion Sneakers

Cost:  Adults $10, Children under 13 with paying adult, admitted Free. Free admission on Sundays to active Military personnel, veterans and first responders with ID. Buy tickets here.

Contact: Phone: 561-967-6464

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With the announcement from Buckingham Palace that Prince Philip will step down from his public duties this fall, here are some rarely seen photos of some of those official missions: a trip the English icon made to Miami in the 1950s and 1960s.

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1959: Prince Philip sailing in South Florida. Charles Trainor/Miami News
1966: Prince Philip talks to young kids in Miami. Bill Tyler/The Miami News
1966: Prince Philip visits a child in a Miami hospital. The Miami News
1966: Prince Philip steps down from his plane in Miami. The Miami News.
1966: Prince Philip gives speech in Miami. The Miami News.

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But on the first day of the very first Sunfest, May 6, 1983, well, let’s just say that we did the best we could. Because there were no Snoops or Weezers in the lineup, it was mostly boat races, vintage cars, theater troupes and lots of high school bands. The big name was the Wallenda flying trapeze act.

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And here are the first photos shot that day, by Post photographer John Coley. The first one shows Valerie Wallenda and her partner Mike Morgan doing their derring-do. The second photo shows a not-so-ginormous crowd squinting in the sun to watch the performers.

Sunfest didn’t even warrant a story from its first day, and it didn’t make the 1A front page, which had a big picture of a sweaty Miami Dolphins football player instead. The two pictures, with an extended caption titled “A Dangling Delight,” were packaged on the front of the local section.

We can all agree that Sunfest has gotten a little more delightful since then.

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But win or lose, there is one thing you can always count on: Courtside celebrities. From the future prez to rappers, everybody wants to check out a game. Especially if you can get the choice seats.

TEAM TRUMP: In 2005, the future president Donald Trump and future first lady Melania took in a game between the Heat and the Lakers. (Damon Higgins/The Palm Beach Post)

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DUDE CAN ACCESSORIZE: Check out the Heat hat on Justin Bieber, courtside at a Heat-Pacers game in 2013. (Bill Ingram/The Palm Beach Post)

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JENNY ON THE COURT: Jennifer Lopez and Ingrid Cesares enjoy the Heat. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

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A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: Rosie O’Donnell and Madonna take in a Heat game. (Caroline Couig/The Palm Beach Post)

HE GOT (MORE THAN) GAME: Director Spike Lee and child at a Miami Heat game. One thing for sure: We know this rabid Knicks fans wasn’t rooting for the Heat. (Scott Wiseman/The Palm Beach Post)

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And hometown hero Burt Reynolds:

And Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill:

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Monday, Jan. 16 is the day Americans celebrate the life and achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr. In Palm Beach County there are lots of MLK Day events to choose from, here are a few:

Spectators at a Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
  • On Saturday, the city’s MLK Gala Parade will start at 10 a.m. and will head east along Blue Heron Blvd., to Ave. H East. For more information, check the city of Riviera Beach’s website .
Participants gathered at at Lake Worth’s MLK Day parade. (Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)

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  • The city’s two-day celebration starts Sunday, Jan. 15 with a musical/theatrical tribute to Langston Hughes at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at 3 p.m.
  • Things kick into high gear the next day with a Unity Interfaith Breakfast at 9 a.m. at St. Andrew’s; a civil rights songfest on the steps of City Hall at 4:30 p.m.; a Candlelight March at 5:30 p.m.; an MLK commemorative program at the Cultural Plaza at 5:30 p.m. and a Fellowship Dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Andrew’s. All activities are free. For more information, check the Women Leather Loafers Cutout Ballet Flats Flat Nursing shoes Woman Slip On Loafers slipony.
  • On Sunday, the city and the Boynton Beach Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee will host a Celebration Gala at Benvenuto Restaurant in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The event is from 6:3o to 9 p.m at 1730 N. Federal Highway. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
  • On Monday, the city will host an MLK Day of Service. Participants will restore the outside of seniors’ homes. The event begins at the Ezell Hester Community Center at 1901 N. Seacrest Blvd., at 7:30 a.m.

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She’s been a catalog model, cigarette girl, Vegas cocktail waitress, New York theater actress and bit part player in an Oscar-winning movie.

But it was one photo session in the early 1950s that sealed Neva Gilbert’s claim to pop culture fame. The Lake Worth resident was one of Playboy magazine’s earliest centerfolds, SENERY Womens Rivet Thin High Heels Ankle Boots Fashion Zipper Pointed Toe Sexy Motorcycle Booties, a beautiful, long-legged blonde posed alluringly across a tiger skin rug.

“I’m the oldest living Playboy Playmate,” she proudly tells people.

But is she?

Find out, and see more photos of Gilbert then and now, in our story:

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There’s quite an exhibit going on this month at the Norton Museum, but it’s not all inside the art institution.

Travel down South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach and you can watch construction crews tearing great hunks out of the museum: the first step to preparing for its $100 million expansion and renovation, scheduled to be completed two years from now in December 2018.

A bulldozer guts part of the Norton on its Dixie Highway side. (Photos by Larry Aydlette/The Palm Beach Post)

According to Norton spokesman Scott Benarde, these areas of the museum are being demolished: the inner atrium and stairs, the Harris Pavilion (former home of the Chihuly glass ceiling), the Great Hall entranceway, the cafe, and classroom and boardroom space.

Areas being gutted for renovation include the three-story Nessel Wing, the theater, great hall and museum gift shop.

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Demolition should be completed by late December, Benarde said. In the meantime, admission continues to be free to the museum. And, despite the construction inconvenience, there is still a lot to see there, especially the Question Bridge video exhibit and the Rudin Prize photography show.

While many favorite paintings remain in storage, there are still plenty of famous names on the wall, inclusing Picasso, Matisse, O’Keeefe and Hopper.

A worker walks through the construction zone on the Dixie Highway side of the museum.
A view from the Jefferson Avenue side of the museum.
The new Olive Avenue entrance, which is the old entrance when it was known as The Norton Gallery.
The inner courtyard is still a sun-dappled oasis from the construction chaos.
Sign of the times: The museum is open with free admission, but you’ve got to take a long walk from the parking lot or use the free shuttle service.

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Florence Henderson in Palm Beach County in 2010 to talk about cataract prevention and treatment. (J. Gwendolynne Berry/The Palm Beach Post)

Florence Henderson, who will be forever known as Carol Brady, the always sunny matriarch on “The Brady Bunch,” died Thursday of heart failure. She was 82.

Sixteen years ago, I sat down with Henderson at New York City’s Rockefeller Center Studios when she was co-hosting “Later Today,” a spin-off of NBC’s wildly poplar “Today.”

Here’s our chat, which was published on May 20, 2000 in The Palm Beach Post.

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We caught up with Henderson after a recent taping of “Later Today,” the morning chat show she co-hosts in New York City with Jodi Appelgate and Asha Blake. Sitting in NBC’s green room, Henderson looks tired. After all, she’s been up since 5 a.m. But that doesn’t stop her from answering questions about her sex life, “The View” and her much ballyhooed date with Brady Bunch son Barry Williams, detailed in the new movie.

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Answer: It was very innocent, very sweet. It was one date. We went to Coconut Grove, a famous hotel in Los Angeles. There was this great tenor singing and Barry was becoming very interested in music then. He went on to have a very good voice. It was very innocent. Read the book. Watch the movie. I hope it’s treated fairly in the movie.

Q: You don’t seem to get tired of “Brady Bunch” questions. You even seem to enjoy it to a certain degree.

A: It is like a second family to me, and I never get tired of talking about my family, either. I figure it takes less time to answer a question in a civil way and it’s part of the fabric of my life.

Q: You once said on “Later Today” that you have more sex than Jodi and Asha. Do you?

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Q: Why did you say that?

A: Because I think it’s true, number one. That’s the real reason. They brought up some question about sex, and in listening to them, and their lives, and how tired they are, and what they go through, I figured I’ve got to be way ahead of them. And I’m in better shape.

Q: You still look great at 66. But the interesting thing is, you have this sexy image about you. A comic told a joke at a Friar’s Club roast that you’re now the oldest woman he wants to sleep with. What’s up with that?

A: I love it. I think it’s wonderful. I think because I feel comfortable with myself. I am fairly attractive. I love people. I love women. I love men. I think they feel it and I’m not judgmental about people, their behavior and their sexual orientation. I just try to see the good in everyone. When you have that outlook, it frees you to have a sense of humor and make people laugh about something that might be sexy or a little risque. I’ve always done that. It keeps you young.

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A: Sometimes it’s hard to get in a word edgewise. And I think they feel the same way about me. Three women who are very strong women, we all have opinions, we all like to talk and what we’re learning, like in any relationship, is how to step back and let the other one come forward. We don’t get a lot of time on camera to talk to each other. We wish we had more time to talk with each other. We think that helps the show, so people can see our personalities and get to know us better. Let them learn to love us, or maybe not.

Q: If you guys were “Charlie’s Angels,” who would be Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson?

A: I’d think I’d be Farrah (laughs). I’d have to get a wig. Kate, whom I know, she’s more serious. I’d give Kate to Asha. Well, Asha can do Kate or Jaclyn. Jodi could do Kate Jackson pretty well.

Q: What’s the toughest thing about doing “Later Today/”

A: For me, it’s getting up in the dark. That’s the hardest part for me. The rest of it, I’ve done so much live television in my career, for me it’s a great challenge and a lot of fun. And you have to be willing to make mistakes and have a little humility because sometimes you’ll appear rather stupid … but that’s all part of the game.

Q: If “Later Today” got into a fight with “The View,” who’d win?

A: We’d win. We’re all in the same age group. Barbara Walters is a little older than I am, so she’d be easy to knock off. I can handle Barbara, and I’m think the other two can handle Joy (Behar) and Meredith Viera. Jodi and Asha are getting in better shape. It’s like ‘The Brady Bunch’ could always take ‘The Partridge Family.’ No contest.