Profiles

Happening People: Col. Dick Baumer celebrates National Volunteer Day every day

Happening People: Col. Dick Baumer celebrates National Volunteer Day every day

Trading combat fatigues for colorful cotton shirts (“my Palm Beach camo pattern”), Colonel Dick Baumer may take his wardrobe selection lightly, but make no mistake, this retired Army man and father of one son and two granddaughters enjoys giving back to the West Palm Beach community where he lives and thrives. From commanding combat trackers and dog teams in Vietnam to being called up to […]

Faces Behind the Fear: Jeremy Schroader of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds

Faces Behind the Fear: Jeremy Schroader of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds

Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds employs a wide variety of creative individuals who combine their forces each All Hallows Eve to provide their guests a night of fear, friends, and fun that will leave them hungry for more. One of the minds behind the haunts themselves is Jeremy Shroader. Recently, Jeremy took some […]

Faces Behind The Fear: Heather Ruyle of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds

Faces Behind The Fear: Heather Ruyle of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds

People who work at haunted attractions often wear many different hats. Some days, they are behind the scenes, making sure everything goes smoothly. Other days, they are in full makeup and you’d never recognize them out of costume. At times, they are in costume as well as taking care of business other than their primary […]

Faces Behind the Fear: Brad Cain of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds

Faces Behind the Fear: Brad Cain of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds

Every year, children and children at heart eagerly await the sounds, smells, and sights as the local carnival rolls into town. As if by magic, they transform open fields into playgrounds for the mind, body, and spirit, where you can try to win a prize for your sweetheart, fly through the air on a rollercoaster, […]

Denise Mariani

Happening People: Seasoned Marketing and Events Entrepreneur Joins Susan G. Komen® South Florida

Denise Mariani, former owner of Mariani Marketing and Events, has joined Susan G. Komen South Florida as Development & Event Manager. Mariani brings her specialization in large-scale events and public relations for local businesses and nonprofits to Komen South Florida, the local first responder to breast cancer serving Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie counties. […]

Faces Behind the Fear: Adriane Hill of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds

Faces Behind the Fear: Adriane Hill of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds

Haunted attractions are a production; a living play with patrons interacting directly with the characters. This sort of drama takes a strong person to wrangle everyone together and make sure everything goes off without a hitch. For Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds, Adriane Hill is that person. Recently, Palm Beach Happening caught up […]