David J Castello is the Editor-in-Chief and Chief Operating Officer for the Castello Cities Internet Network (WestPalmBeach.com, Nashville.com, PalmSprings.com, etc). His debut novel, The Diary of an Immortal (1945-1959) was published in 2016.

The Skunk Ape – Florida’s Bigfoot

Skunk Ape

For centuries, Florida’s Seminoles called them the Esti Capcaki (Tall Man). Today, they are known as the Skunk Ape and Palm Beach County has had its fair share of sightings. Understandably, most people are skeptical that such a creature ever existed. Sightings peaked in the 1970s as residential construction began …

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JFK’s Doomsday Bunker on Peanut Island

Kennedy Bunker - Peanut Island

On October 27, 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the aircraft carrier USS Randolph and eleven destroyers detected the Soviet diesel-electric submarine B-59 in the Windward Passage between the southern-most tip of Cuba and Haiti. They began depth charging totally unaware that the Soviet submarine was carrying a nuclear torpedo …

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The Jeaga – Palm Beach County’s Indigenous Tribe

The Jeaga

In late April 1519, Juan Ponce de Leon made landfall at the Jupiter Inlet (Rio de la Cruz) with two ships, the Santa Maria de la Consolacion and the Santiago, to replenish water and firewood, and wait for a third ship, the Cristobal, to rejoin them. They were met by …

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$11.5M Mansion Sale Breaks West Palm Beach Real Estate Record

$11.5 Mansion Breaks West Palm Beach Real Estate Record

The $11.5 million sale of a mansion has set a new record for the sale of a single-family home in West Palm Beach. The 9,364-square-foot residence, located at 2914 Washington Road, easily shattered the record set only last year, more than doubling the $5.02 million sale of 5615 South Flagler …

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The Providencia – The Ship That Named Palm Beach and West Palm Beach

The Providencia - West Palm Beach History

On January 9, 1878, the 175-ton, square-rigged, Spanish brigantine The Providencia, bound from Trinidad to Havana to Cadiz, Spain with a cargo of logs, Cuban rum & cigars, animal hides, beans, garlic and Trinidadian coconuts, ran aground on what was then known as the Lake Worth Country (named for Major …

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WestPalmBeach.com Spotlight: Palm Beach Zoo President and CEO Margo McKnight!

Margo McKnight, Palm Beach Zoo

Margo McKnight is the President and CEO of the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. The zoo houses more than 550 animals (190 species), many of them endangered, within 23-acres of lush tropical habitat in West Palm Beach. We sat down with Margo to learn more about her, the zoo …

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Rascal Flatts – Coral Sky Amphitheater – May 23rd

Rascal Flatts - West Palm Beach

Country superstars Rascal Flatts, with special guest Lee Brice, comes to the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach on Thursday, May 23rd. Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, Rascal Flatts consists of Gary LeVox on vocals, Jay DeMarcus playing bass guitar, keys, and singing backing vocals, and Joe Don Rooney on …

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WestPalmBeach.com Spotlight: Paul Jamieson, Executive Director of SunFest Music Festival!

Paul Jamieson

Paul Jamieson is the Executive Director of the SunFest Music Festival and is passionate about promoting a growing community foundation in Palm Beach County. Paul moved to Florida in 1986 where his journey in creating what is now a nationally-recognized music festival began. Originally from Chicago, he now lives in the …

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Newsboys United & Michael W. Smith – Coral Sky Amphitheater – April 27th

Newsboys United

Christian music supergroup Newsboys United and multi-Platinum®, multi-GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter Michael W. Smith join forces for the first time at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach on Saturday, April 27th. Among the most influential bands in Christian music history, Newsboys United have sold more than 10 million units, amassed …

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Palm Beach International Boat Show – March 28th thru 31st

Palm Beach International Boat Show 2022

The 34th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 28 – 31, 2019, on the Intracoastal Waterway in West Palm Beach is one of the top five boat shows in the United States. The Palm Beach International Boat Show will feature more than $1.2 billion worth of yachts and accessories, …

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