Thursday, May 23, 2024

Green Markets Are Back, Addison’s Halloween Fest is a Silver Scream

West Palm Beach is declaring fall in full swing with the opening of the GreenMarket on Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday.

This year, the market and its more than 90 vendors have pledged to eliminate plastic straws, coffee stirrers and Styrofoam cups and containers. Joining this effort is a wonderful decision, and the city of West Palm Beach is also asking vendors to stop using single-use plastic bags. The city’s trolleys are a great way to get to the market, which is on the Intracoastal waterfront at the corner of Flagler Drive and North Clematis Street.

Best of all, you’ll find fresh produce, meats, seafood and numerous food products produced locally. Click here for more info.


It’s a ‘Silver Scream’ at The Addison

It’s really not too early to think about Halloween. After all, weren’t the decorations in the stores just after July Fourth? Yikes.

One of the most elaborate, well-organized and just plain delicious Halloween celebrations will be at The Addison in Boca Raton. Known for its over-the-top efforts for the holidays hosted here, this one is wild.

“Silver Scream,” the theme this year, is a tribute—of course—to the famous 1930s horror stars: Dracula (Bela Lugosi), Frankenstein (Boris Karloff), the Werewolf of London (Lon Chaney Jr.) and the Mummy (also Boris Karloff). I grew up watching those films on Saturday TV and they are the best horror flicks.

The Addison will have a haunted walk-through and themed rooms, produced by Daniel Events. There will be live music and entertainment, spooky food for foodies from famed Addison catering, an open bar with specialty cocktails and tables available for fine-dining dinner service. Haunting starts at 7:30 p.m., early bird tickets cost $110, general admission is $125, and can be found here.

Before the adults try to scare each other, there’s a Kids’ Monster Bash for families of elementary-school children, starting at 5 p.m.

The Addison, Two E. Camino Real, Boca Raton; 561/372-0568;

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Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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