The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:
Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.
Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.
Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.
If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:
Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.
Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.
Symptoms of hot flashes include:
Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.
Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.
The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.
Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Tequesta, FL for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.
Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?
Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Tequesta, FL can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:
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Anyone who goes hungry or thirsty at the Presidents Cup must not be trying. From hometown beer and local restaurant vendors to VIP catering and familiar national brands, the menus and dining spots scattered across the Quail Hollow Club course are many and varied.And, because the match-play format consists of a much smaller field — 24 players in all, versus a traditio...
Anyone who goes hungry or thirsty at the Presidents Cup must not be trying. From hometown beer and local restaurant vendors to VIP catering and familiar national brands, the menus and dining spots scattered across the Quail Hollow Club course are many and varied.
And, because the match-play format consists of a much smaller field — 24 players in all, versus a traditional 156 players in a standard tournament — organizers have plotted to ensure plenty of options for eating, socializing and wandering. The latter includes golf simulators, a 200-foot dock on one of the course lakes allowing fans to watch multiple holes at once, and neighborhood-themed areas for South End and NoDa that play off their real-life counterparts with restaurants including Cuzzo’s Cuisine, La Caseta, Ace No. 3 Burgers and What The Fries.
And then there are the heaviest hitters: Atlanta-based caterer Proof of the Pudding, with an army of 600 people charged with feeding 10,000 corporate customers, the golfers and the caddies; and Par Caterers of Tequesta, Florida, who will be cooking for the 25,000 to 30,000 fans each day who are not sitting in a corporate box or watching from a ticketed entertainment area.
The Presidents Cup is a larger event than the annual tournament played here, the Wells Fargo Championship. And, unlike the yearly tournament, the Presidents Cup is owned and operated by the PGA Tour. That distinction explains why the concessions and catering are handled by different companies than for the Wells Fargo Championship, which is sanctioned by the PGA Tour but owned and run by a local nonprofit.
The format of match play — which rarely extends through all 18 holes — led to a rerouting of the course to make sure that the signature closing holes known as the Green Mile would be prominently featured. Those holes, normally Nos. 16-18, are Nos. 13-15 for the Presidents Cup.
Adam Sperling, Presidents Cup executive director, said differences in play and in how fans navigate a course during match play lend themselves to unique layouts for concessions and gathering spots. Quail Hollow, he added, offers plenty of options because of its spacious and easily navigable back-of-house areas.
Those opportunities are being seized.
During a recent interview with CBJ, Jeremy Campbell, director of the golf division at Proof of the Pudding, crowed over the centerpiece of the company’s arsenal: a custom-built, 26-foot, 1,000-gallon, 6,500-pound smoker that will be on site at the Presidents Cup. Along with two smaller smokers, Proof of the Pudding will be able to smoke up to 3,000 pounds of brisket, pork and chicken at the course each day.
Campbell’s one-word description of his new toy: “Fantastic.”
Though much work remains — kitchen crews will begin work at 4 a.m. and finish around 6 p.m. during the tournament — Campbell said what happens next was set in motion long ago. “Ninety percent of our success happens six months prior,” he said. “It’s the logistics.”
Campbell estimated the company will smoke 12,000 pounds combined at Quail Hollow to meet menu demand for catering beginning on Wednesday of tournament week (Sept. 21) and concluding with the final round Sunday (Sept. 25).
The theme will extend to the Green Mile Courtyard, an open-air fan area between the 13th and 15th fairways that will include locally based Noble Smoke’s 20-foot smoker.
Todd Hanson, Par Caterers’ chief operating officer, told CBJ that his concessions crew, including local volunteers in the booths that retrieve and hand out sandwiches and snacks, will number in the range of 500 people.
Campbell and Hanson know each other from working on other PGA Tour events in tandem. The concessionaire companies are separate entities, but the industry is a small one, where everyone knows everyone.
This is the first time Quail Hollow, or any course in the Southeast, has hosted a Presidents Cup.
Hanson helped create a program that mixes local restaurant items with standard fare: hot dogs and hamburgers and so on.
This year’s President Cup concessions lineup follows the model created a decade ago by Par Caterers at the PGA Tour-operated Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Other local restaurant operators recruited to Quail Hollow: Sunflour Bakery, Viva Chicken, Two Scoops Creamery, El Toro Bruto, Inizio Pizza and Sabor Latin Street Grill.
Each local vendor will have 10 to 20 people working on site; the local restaurant employees are included in Par Caterers’ 500-person job count.
“A big part of that was curating what the local Charlotte flavor was going to look like on the golf course,” Hanson said. “Really, our job becomes being a coach for all these local vendors. We allow these local vendors to bring their staff, utilize their products — we are letting them showcase what they do.”
Sam Harker, who manages tournament operations for the PGA Tour, said the clustering of local restaurants in themed areas on the course came about as he learned the Charlotte area.
“Fortunately, because I’ve been here a couple of years … I’ve had the opportunity of going to popular restaurants and getting a feel for what’s out there and what’s new,” Harker said.
The main emphasis for Hanson and Par Caterers is what he calls the “core concession program” that focuses on “staple items.”
Concessions partners include Coca-Cola in the soda category. Michelob Ultra, a PGA Tour sponsor, will have a large presence at Quail Hollow. Other brands owned by Michelob Ultra parent Anheuser-Busch InBev will be available, along with regional brand Wicked Weed. Wine and alcohol vendors include Tito’s vodka, Meiomi Wines and Moët & Chandon.
Harker said that having two concessionaires makes everything more manageable. Concession stands and themed neighborhood concession areas will be augmented by roving drink carts and faster-access, grab-and-go markets.
Hanson and Campbell said they are hiring locals to help with cooking, cleaning, serving and other tasks.
Proof of the Pudding is building a main kitchen, measuring 70 foot by 40 foot, at the club that will be next to 12 refrigerated trucks to serve as food-storage areas. The Green Mile Club, a VIP private club on the course, will include an adjacent kitchen for the caterer, one of six smaller kitchens scattered across the property. That’s in addition to 16 pantries, defined as more minimalist kitchens for heating and serving food near hospitality seating.
Campbell said that while kitchen set-up takes a month, tear-down after the tournament will be done in a week.
Additions to the team for the the Nicklaus and Thomas project are highlighted by director of agronomy Steve Ehrbar. Golf Course Industry staff Panther National, the new luxury golf and lifestyle community currently under development in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, added three key people to its staff ahead of the scheduled opening of the golf course and lounge in...
Additions to the team for the the Nicklaus and Thomas project are highlighted by director of agronomy Steve Ehrbar.
Panther National, the new luxury golf and lifestyle community currently under development in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, added three key people to its staff ahead of the scheduled opening of the golf course and lounge in late 2023.
The new hires include director of agronomy Steve Ehrbar, director of golf Tom Dyer, director of membership Julie O’Neill. All three will start in September and will serve on the club’s executive operating committee.
“Steve, Tom and Julie are important additions to the Panther National team as we get closer to the official opening of the course and we couldn’t be happier to welcome them on board,” Panther National founder and developer Dominik Senn said. “Their combined wealth of experience in top golf and lifestyle communities here in South Florida will ensure that our members enjoy a world-class experience from day one.”
Ehrbar comes to Panther National as the club’s director of agronomy, bringing more than four decades of experience and a wealth of knowledge to his new role having worked on major golf course design projects with Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Pete Dye. Ehrbar helped guide the Old Marsh Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens to Audubon Sanctuary Certification in all six categories and for the last 15 years served as the director of golf course maintenance at Jupiter Hills Club in Tequesta, Florida, where he earned the club its reputation for the best year-round playing conditions in the region.
Dyer brings dynamic career experience in the golf industry distinguished by a commendable record of financial, operational and playing success. He was previously selected by the SECPGA as Teacher of the Year, Merchandiser of the Year and Golf Professional of the Year. He joins Panther National after 26 years as the director of golf at Old Marsh Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
O’Neill comes to Panther National with more than 30 years of award-winning membership sales and marketing experience. She has a proven track record of success at private clubs throughout South Florida, most recently as the director of membership and communications at Lauderdale Yacht Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she oversaw the reopening of the clubhouse following a $30 million renovation.
In partnership with Nicklaus and PGA Tour star Justin Thomas, Panther National will feature a Jack Nicklaus Signature 18-hole course, representing the first time the golfers have teamed up on a course design project. The course will be complemented by world-class training facilities, including state-of-the-art ball tracing technology, elite pros to provide tailored instruction, an indoor simulator, putting room and high-end fitness training equipment. Golfers of all skill levels will enjoy playing on the community’s 9-hole, par-3 practice course with a short game area and hitting bays.
Ground was broken on Panther National, described as the first modern golf and lifestyle community to debut in Palm Beach County in nearly two decades, on February 22.
According to the American Boat Association, 4158 boating accidents occurred in 2015. On July 24 of that year, The Palm Beach Post writes that 14-year-old Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen left on a boating trip from Florida's Jupiter Inlet. They have not been see...
According to the American Boat Association, 4158 boating accidents occurred in 2015. On July 24 of that year, The Palm Beach Post writes that 14-year-old Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen left on a boating trip from Florida's Jupiter Inlet. They have not been seen since. Per the Daily Commercial, Stephanos and Cohen had been friends since they were 10. The two hailed from Tequesta, Florida, and shared a love for boating and fishing. On the day they left for their ill-fated trip, Cohen told his mother that they were going fishing nearby, but he told friends that he and Stephanos were going to the Bahamas (via TCPalm).
People reports that the two were last seen getting fuel for the single-engine boat. CBS 12 states that the boat belonged to Stephanos and was a gift from his grandfather. TCPalm explains that they left a local marina and made their way into the Atlantic ocean; the last message Stephanos sent to his mother was at 11:24 am. However, bad weather soon took over, and 40 mph winds and thunderstorms made boating conditions extremely hazardous (via The Palm Beach Post). Hours later, the boys hadn't contacted their parents, prompting search efforts. Ultimately, investigators theorized that the storm had caused their 19-foot boat to capsize.
TCPalm states that volunteers and the Coast Guard extensively searched 50,000 square miles for Austin Stephanos, Perry Cohen, and their boat. They, however, came up empty. That said, the Sun-Sentinel writes that two days after the boys went missing, pilot Bobby Smith, who was aiding in the search effort, believed he saw their boat and a person near the Ponce De Leon Inlet. Sadly, the Coast Guard was unable to find what Smith had described. Per People, the Coast Guard decided to end the search for the boys a week after their disappearance. Nearly a year later, in April 2017, CBS 12 reported that their boat had been discovered near the Bermuda coast by a Norwegian ship.
Inside the boat was Austin's iPhone, yet there was no trace of him or Perry (via TCPalm). Although it's unclear what exactly occurred to them, the families of both boys hoped that this discovery would provide them with clues. Another article from People explains that this later caused tension between Austin and Perry's families. Perry's family, including his mother, Pamela Cohen, wanted the phone to be inspected by law enforcement. Austin's father, William "Blu" Stephanos, disagreed and noted that he wanted the phone to recover "any precious memories that it might contain." Pamela promptly filed a lawsuit over this matter. The phone was later sent to Apple, where it was unable to be restored (per WPBF).
As TCPalm explains, the iPhone debacle was only the beginning of the battle between Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen's family. The Daily Commercial reported that shortly after the boys went missing, the Cohens told Austin's parents that they did not want any photos of the two together "in any written or electronic format." They also had separate vigils to mark the one-year anniversary of each child's disappearance. Two years after their disappearance, Pamela Cohen filed a wrongful death suit against Austin's parents, Blu Stephanos and Carlson "Carly" Black (via TC Palm).
In her suit, Pamela alleges that Austin's parents failed to protect her son. She had informed them that she did not want Perry to board the boat unless there was an adult chaperone. Per TCPalm, Pamela's attorney, Guy Rubin, stated, "When she said goodbye with a kiss and a tight hug, she never imagined she would never see him again. Pamela knew Austin's mother, Carly Black, and believed Austin's family would honor her rules and directions, and use reasonable judgment as Perry's trusted custodians."
Although there were talks that the boys may have been kidnapped (per NBC News), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission later came to the conclusion that the weather had likely caused their boat to capsize. According to the Daily Commercial, their bodies have never been found.
Per TCPalm, Carly Black was later excluded from the wrongful death suit filed by Pamela Cohen. Nevertheless, CBS 12 states that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) investigated Black for child neglect. The boat, which she legally owned, was not equipped with a GPS or radio beacon. Additionally, Black and Blu Stephanos waited hours to tell Pamela that her son was missing. Instead of notifying her, Blu went to search for the children in his boat. In fact, the authorities were not called until Pamela was told that they were missing. Per CBS 12, the FDLE noted that this was an "egregious lapse in judgment and failure to exercise due care."
Despite this, a different article from TCPalm explains that charges were never filed against Black. In 2020, WPTV reported that a judge ruled that Blu Stephanos was not liable for Austin Stephanos' and Perry Cohen's deaths. The judge, Glenn Kelley, said that searching for the boys instead of calling 911 did not mean Blue was at fault for what had happened to them. Kelley stated that Blu "went looking for his son and for his son's companion, Perry. This simple, and understandable act, does not give rise to liability based on the undertaker doctrine." With this, Blu's attorney said that this was "a bittersweet victory considering our client also lost his son at sea."
Per People, both families have made foundations to honor the memory of their children. The Stephanos family founded the AustinBlu Foundation, while the Cohens created the Perry J. Cohen Foundation. Both provide awareness on boating safety. In 2019, the AustinBlu Foundation reported that it had passed the Beacon Bill. This provides boaters with a 25 percent discount on their boat registration fee if they own an emergency beacon. As previously mentioned, the boat that Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen were on did not have one on board. In 2020, Carly Black told TCPalm, "Part of me is missing and always will be."
As for Perry's mother, she has gone on to say (via WFLX), "Perry was a tremendous light. He gave us so much joy, he gave us so much in the time he was with us". According to The Palm Beach Post, a mural of Perry can be seen at Jupiter Community High School. It was painted by Shepard Fairey (seen above), the artist behind former President Barack Obama's "Hope" poster. WPTV reports that Perry was accepted at the school but went missing before he could attend. The publication notes that the Perry J. Cohen foundation also founded a wetlands laboratory at the institution for children to conduct environmental research.
In 2021, six years after the boys went missing, The Palm Beach Post reported that Austin Stephanos' family had commissioned a statue in their honor. Per WPBF, the statue was placed near the Jupiter Inlet and features a man and a woman standing together while overlooking the water. Blu Stephanos noted that he did not feature his son or Perry Cohen in the statue because he wanted the piece to be universal for anyone who has ever lost someone at sea. "I didn't bury my son," he told The Palm Beach Post. "I have no place to go." The Stephanos family is currently working on an Austin Alert, which has been described as an Amber Alert for water. This would notify other boaters if someone nearby needs their help.
CBS 12 states that Stephanos created the bronze statue for Jupiter Beach Park specifically for the local community. He told the outlet, "This statue is really a big gratitude from us, saying thank you for lifting us up in our time of need when we were just lost, and we didn't know what to do." He also hoped it would serve as a reminder for boaters to be safe (via WPBF).
Lighthouse ArtCenter (LAC) is honored to host Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County 2022 ImageMakers Exhibit showcasing photography from approximately 150 members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. The 2022 ImageMakers Exhibit takes place September 6 – October 1, 2022, at Lighthouse ArtCenter located at 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL. Opening reception is September 9, 2022, 5 – 7 pm. The exhibition is free for LAC members and exhibiting artists and their families and a $5 suggested donation for nonmembers. Fo...
Lighthouse ArtCenter (LAC) is honored to host Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County 2022 ImageMakers Exhibit showcasing photography from approximately 150 members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. The 2022 ImageMakers Exhibit takes place September 6 – October 1, 2022, at Lighthouse ArtCenter located at 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL. Opening reception is September 9, 2022, 5 – 7 pm. The exhibition is free for LAC members and exhibiting artists and their families and a $5 suggested donation for nonmembers. For more information, visit lighthousearts.org.
“The meaningful images on exhibit reveal the humanity of these proud photographers,” states Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Curator, Janeen Mason.
ImageMakers is a national photography contest for Club members ages 6 – 18. The year-round program encourages members to learn and practice black-and-white, color, digital and alternative process photography. The competition yields local, regional, and national winners who compete in the categories of Culture and Tradition, Portraits, Nature and Surroundings, Fashion and Style, and Editing and Filter. The photographs are displayed at local and regional exhibits around the world.
“As an organization, we are extremely proud of the art our members produce and the local and national recognition they receive. They are talented young artists emerging from Palm Beach County, and their perspectives and voice are significant,” said Cultural Arts Program Manager Casandra Tanenbaum. “Our members deeply appreciate the opportunity photography provides them to share a glimpse of their community and unique, individual aesthetic.”
Six members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County have been named winners in the Southeast Regional ImageMakers Competition, including Riley S. & Brielle M. from the Delray Beach Boys & Girls Club, Tvare S. & Paradise R. from the Marjorie S. Fisher Boys & Girls Club, and Z’myra B. & Ayanna G. from the Smith & Moore Family Teen Center. They will be representing the entire Southeast region in the National Competition.
Last year Smith & Moore Family Teen Center member Ayanna G. was awarded the ImageMakers Best in Show award, the top national honor. Ayanna is again running for a national award this year with her photo “The Seed of Intention.”
About Lighthouse ArtCenter:
Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art is 501c(3) not-for-profit founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. The ArtCenter is dedicated to the visual arts whose mission is to inspire, engage and connect our community through a vibrant school of art, unique exhibitions, and diverse special events. The center has grown into a three-building campus with multiple galleries, eight studios, and an ArtShop. Supported by memberships, tuition, grants, and donations, Lighthouse ArtCenter serves over 20,000 visitors, 3000 students, 45 faculty members, 400 summer art campers, and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit under-served populations. For more information visit https://www.lighthousearts.org.
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Burt Reynolds was a man of many talents but his greatest was definitely acting. He became an iconic actor in the 1970s and went on to continue his Hollywood career for several decades. A not-so-great talent of his was being the owner of a nightclub – but it did have a fun feature that only he would think to add.The 1970s belonged to Burt ReynoldsWhen you think of the 1970s, you might think of hippies, ...
Burt Reynolds was a man of many talents but his greatest was definitely acting. He became an iconic actor in the 1970s and went on to continue his Hollywood career for several decades. A not-so-great talent of his was being the owner of a nightclub – but it did have a fun feature that only he would think to add.
When you think of the 1970s, you might think of hippies, Woodstock, and good ol’ Burt Reynolds. After over a decade of television roles, Reynolds finally caught his big break in the 1972 film Deliverance, in which he played Lewis Medlock. It wasn’t long before he was cast in even more classic films of the decade, including The Longest Yard (1974), Gator (1976), and Smokey and The Bandit (1977).
Smokey and The Bandit proved to be one of Reynolds’ most iconic roles ever, and the film became the second biggest in its release year, second only to Star Wars. Sporting his world-famous mustache, Reynolds solidified himself as a household name. He was reaping serious rewards for his popularity, and to celebrate, he decided to venture into the world of nightclubs.
Reynolds opened Burt’s Place in Atlanta, Georgia at the Omni International Hotel. It made sense that he opened it in Georgia, as that was his “good luck state,” as described by stuntman Hal Needham, who often worked with Reynolds. The Longest Yard, Smokey and The Bandit, and Gator were all filmed in Georgia. Reynolds felt right at home there, and believed it to be the perfect spot for his very own nightclub.
At Burt’s Place, you could grab dinner, a cocktail, and boogie the night away. A key feature of the nightclub was the stained glass floor that had a portrait of Reynolds’ face on it! Confusingly, his head was surrounded by the words “Burt’s Joint” which is not the same name as the bar, but we digress. Even Reynolds loved to frequent the place. He would often stop in unannounced and perform various songs and dances alongside fellow actor Dom DeLuise.
Actor Burt Reynolds attends the screening of “The Bandit” during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 12, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo Credit: Mike Windle / Getty Images for SXSW)
Unfortunately, the flashing lights and groovy tunes of the nightclub did not last, and Burt’s Place was closed after just one year of operation. But that doesn’t mean Reynolds had given up on Burt’s Place. Instead, he took the name with him and called the bar at his estate in Tequesta, Florida “Burt’s Place,” and even had a neon sign made to make it official.
The failed nightclub was only one in a series of failed investments by Reynolds. He also made a bad investment in a regional restaurant chain called Po’ Folks, took a stake in the Tampa Bay Bandits football team during the short-lived US Football League, and opened the Reynolds Dinner Theatre in Jupiter, Florida which also didn’t last.
Samantha Franco is a Freelance Content Writer who received her Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Guelph, and her Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Western Ontario. Her research focused on Victorian, medical, and epidemiological history with a focus on childhood diseases. Stepping away from her academic career, Samantha previously worked as a Heritage Researcher and now writes content for multiple sites covering an array of historical topics.
In her spare time, Samantha enjoys reading, knitting, and hanging out with her dog, Chowder!