Profiles

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 […]

Storytime for Grownups – Author Profile: Holly Dresson, author of ’30 different microphones in 30 days’

Storytime for Grownups – Author Profile: Holly Dresson, author of ’30 different microphones in 30 days’

This summer, Palm Beach Happening has given our readers a glimpse into the minds of some of the greatest fiction and nonfiction authors of the 21st century. Today, we continue that quest with our profile of West Palm Beach based author Holly Dresson. How did you get your start in the literary world? I’ve been writing […]

Brittany Perdigon, executive director of PAL for 5 years

Happening People: Brittany Perdigon

A working mother to three sons, including a two-year-old, Brittany Perdigon of Boynton Beach has the same energy level of the youth she oversees, as the executive director of the West Palm Beach Police Athletic League (PAL). Perdigon talks fast and moves even faster, trading off running errands, meeting supporters and organizing activities with PAL […]