memorabilia and historical commemoratives

Gail TaylorThe Breezeway offers the best of both worlds to both dealers and buyersThe West Palm Beach Antiques Festival will celebrate Spring early this year with a Spectacular event scheduled for the first weekend of February. The annual Spectacular event always has huge attendance and Festival owners Kay and Bill Puchstein expect this year to be the best ever with over , in attendance. More than , dealers are signed in for the Festival which will feature dealers from all over the United States, England, France, Germany and many other locations.The site for the Festival, the South Florida Fairgrounds, features ample dealer spaces and comfortable aisles and walkways for customers with more than of the space inside and air conditioned. However, one of the most popular locations is the breezeway, offering a little of both inside and outside. Among the prominent dealers in attendance will be Brett Gregory Antiques of Indiana with a large selection of decorative mirrors and accessories covered with seas shells in a Florida theme. Also among the eclectic cadre of dealers will regulars like Peter Mellon of Pompano Beach, FL who will offer his collection of over , vintage watches and pocket knives for the “smalls” enthusiast and he is willing to share a wealth of information about vintage Zippo lighters. On the decidedly upscale end of the spectrum is Rosemary Dawson’s Cathedral Place Gallery of St. Augustine. Dawson specializes in hard to find porcelain sculptures from Giuseppe Armani, Lladro, Boehm, Old Staffordshire and other antique selections. She makes a market in sold out editions of new issues and retired issues that are Cooling Sports Towels Manufacturers hard to find.One the dealer booths that has been a fixture at the West Palm Beach Festival for many years is that operated by Gladys and John Ezzo. The Ezzos have been in the same location for over twenty years and have seen the world come and go by their booth. The Ezzos specialize in higher end artifacts in the area of art glass with selections of Lalique, Galle and LeGras and from the th and th century. They also carry a variety of Tiffany bronze with a concentration of desk sets and dresser items. But the real eye opener in the booth is the sign that relates to silver plate. John offers a resilvering and silver plating service that is utilized by both dealers and retail customers who need to “freshen up” a silver item.Another Florida dealer who always has a good show is the “Doll Lady” Jane Greenwalt. She has always had a love of dolls and when she retired the first time she began to rehabilitate old dolls to give to charity. Naturally she eventually came across dolls she didn’t want to part with so she started her Cooling Sports Towels Manufacturers own collection which rapidly grew out of control and she became a doll dealer by accident. And a major dealer at that.One of the interesting stories to be found at West Palm Beach Antiques Festival revolves around dealer Cody McQueen and his journey to the antiques world. Cody originally was a fashion photographer in New York always seeking new locations and backdrops for his art. When he started using antique shows for background he started to notice the art and the artifacts found in these locations. He says he was the first person to display Highwayman paintings in a New York style art gallery in Florida. McQueen still enjoys displaying and buying and selling Highwayman art but he says the current market is better suited for more affordable art and artifacts and he concentrates on what buyers are likely to find interesting at friendly prices.The motherson team of Susan and Andrew Muchnikoff will be in their customary booth. Matthew’s Antiques and Collectibles will be offering British Royalty memorabilia dating back to the coronation of King Charles II in and Americana, American political memorabilia and historical commemoratives that cover the full breadth of this country’s history.A “don’t miss” booth is the prominent lobby booth occupied by Americana dealers Nancy and Woody Straub. The Straubs are veteran dealers in American fine art circa and American furniture ranging from the Arts Crafts period of the early th century to the colonial period. They have been antiques dealers for over forty years and have family ties to the business going back beyond that. Nancy and Woody have been regular exhibitors at the West Palm Beach Antiques Festival since Kay and Bill Puchstein took over the Show in late .The West Palm Beach Antiques Festival is held at the South Florida Fairgrounds located off Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach, FL, . miles west of the Florida Turnpike and mile east of SR. For more information contact the West Palm Beach Antiques Festival at , email infowpbaf,The February Spectacular edition of the West Palm Beach Antiques Festival will be held February , and . Festival hours are Friday :PM :PM, Saturday :AM :PM and Sunday :AM :PM. Early Buyer’s admission is Friday :AM :PM and the $ admission is good for all three days. Adult daily admission $., seniors $.. Anyone and under is admitted free. There is no charge for parking at the Fairgrounds.West Palm Beach Antiques FestivalP. O. Box El Jobean, FL P: E: infowpbafW: .wpbafThis release was published on .

a

community we are fortunate to consistently

Hermosa Beach Soccer ClubHermosa Beach Soccer ClubHermosa Beach, CA The Hermosa Beach Soccer Club (HermosaBeachSoccerClub today extended congratulations to Redondo Beach native and Women’s Soccer Olympic gold medalist, Shannon Boxx.Boxx played youth club with the Torrance United Waves from ‘, helping the team to regional titles in and ‘, earning tournament MVP honors both years. Shannon attended South Torrance High School from to and was selected as a Parade High School AllAmerican in .

She attended the University of Notre Dame from to and was a member of the Soccer America AllFreshman Team in and an AllBig East selection in , and . Shannon helped Notre Dame to its only NCAA women’s soccer title in and earned the Big East ScholarAthlete Award in . Shannon currently holds the school record for career games played with . She graduated from Notre Dame with psychology and African American studies degrees. Shannon played for women’s club Ajax of Los Angeles in when she was in Promotion Towels Suppliers high school and in and .

Shannon played with the Boston Renegades in and spent some time with Saarbrucken of the German women’s Bundesliga in to .Shannon was drafted in the rd round and th overall in the inaugural draft by the San Diego Spirit, where she played her first two WUSA seasons. She was traded to the China Sports Towel Manufacturers New York Power from the San Diego Spirit on Sept. , and had her best WUSA season in , starting all games and scoring one goal with the Power. She was named to the AllWUSA FirstTeam and named to the WUSA AllStar Team.“The Olympics provides memories for both athletes and fans.

What makes the Olympics even more memorable is having the opportunity to cheer on a hometown athlete,” said Brian Dragich, HBSC President. “As a beach community we are fortunate to consistently have standout volleyball players representing the South Bay. But as a footballer, there is nothing more exciting than having the ability to root on a local product on sports’ greatest stage.”“Boxxy has many more years of national team play in her. When she is ready to hang up the national team boots we’ll have a jersey with her name on it,” said HBSC Founder Jesse Torres.The Hermosa Beach Soccer Club extends its gratitude to its generous sponsors: Del Amo Construction , Coastline Steel CoastlineSteel, Quality Seafood.