Palm Beach Applebees to Raise Money for Alex's Lemonade Stand

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Tart drinks for a sweet cause.
Alexandra "Alex" Scott was just four years old when she decided to old a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for children with cancer.

That original lemonade stand raised over $12,000 but Alex wasn't happy until she reached a goal of a million dollars. This little warrior was fighting her own battle with the disease and, sadly, she lost her fight in 2004, before reaching her eighth birthday.

Alex's legacy lives on, with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, raising more than $75 million toward fulfilling Alex's dream of finding a cure, funding over 375 research projects nationally.

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The Barman's Fund in Palm Beach County: Tipping for Charity

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Stephanie Kramer, second from left, and the Palm Beach County Barman's Fund donating to Little Smiles.
"Drink with a purpose" is a line probably heard sometime early in your drinking career. And that is all the bartenders in the Barman's Fund ask from you when they dedicate one bar shift per month to earning tips for charities.

Founded in 2011 by Brooklyn bartender Brian Floyd, the Barman's Fund is a "motley assortment" of bartenders from around the country who coordinate and dedicate one bar shift per month where every dollar earned in tips goes to charitable organizations or anyone who needs the money. There are five chapters in five U.S. locations, including Palm Beach County, where the newest one was formed by Lion and Eagle English Pub bartender and Boca Raton native Stephanie Kramer.

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Kill The Lights: Raise a Glass to Help Sea Turtles

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Kill the lights...raise a glass.
It's that time of year again when lights go dim along South Florida's fabulous coastline in order to help sea turtle hatchlings find their way to the ocean safely. Bright lights can disorient the babies and encourage them to migrate inland instead of toward the sea.

To encourage beachside residents and businesses to help protect nesting sea turtles, The Naked Turtle rum and Sea Turtle Conservancy is hosting a series of events Saturday, May 10 to raise the awareness of the importance of turtle-friendly lighting.

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Sofia Vergara and Buca di Beppo Launch "Meatballs 4 Niños" Campaign

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Sofia Vergara: That's one spicy meatball!
Who doesn't love Sofia Vergara? The voluptuous celebrity manages to meld the comedic timing of Lucille Ball with the accent of Desi Arnaz into the body of a goddess.

Plus, the actress and model spends plenty of time in South Florida in a bikini.

Now, Vergara is channeling her energies into helping St. Jude Children's Research Hospital raise funds through the Buca di Beppo "Meatballs 4 Niños" campaign.

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Medical Marijuana Initiative Headed for Florida Ballot: Five Best Things to Eat and Drink While Stoned

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Here's your preplan for the munchies
If you haven't heard all the ruckus about the legalization of marijuana in Colorado last week, you've either been stuck under a rock, working too much, or coming down from the worst New Years hangover ever.

Either way, a joint should help with those issues.

While weed still isn't legal in Florida, not even for medicinal purposes, pot activists say they are well on the way to getting one millions signatures on their petitions to qualify for the fall ballot as of next week -- they have until February 1 to submit more than 683,000 valid signatures of registered voters.

With all the commotion on tokin' going on lately, we figured it was time to come up with a list of the best stoner foods in South Florida.

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Pink Bagels at Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. Benefitting Breast Cancer Awareness Wednesday

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The saying goes, "Time flies when you're raising awareness for a good cause." That's how the saying goes, right?

On Thursday, another month bites the dust; we're that much closer to the winter (whatever that means down here). With the end of October also goes national pizza month, apple month, cranberry month, cookie month, and a whole bunch of other food items.

More importantly, national breast cancer month is about to come to an end. To end the month with a bang, Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. is serving up pink bagels tomorrow to raise funds for the cause.

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Pink Tacos and Breast Cancer Fighting Hot Sauce at Tijuana Flats

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Tijuana Flats has introduced the pink taco to its menu. For this month only, in honor of breast cancer awareness month, the Orlando-based Tex-Mex chain is offering customers pink-shelled tacos for an additional buck.

Now, clearly, putting any double-entendre menu item is going to garner laughs. And general manager Carolyn Lancheros, of the 1489 S.E. 17 Street outpost in Fort Lauderdale, admits she can't get through a shift without cracking up when her customers respond with:

'What do you mean? A real pink taco?'

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Panache Party Rentals, "Effects of the Current Funding Cuts... Require our Community to Step Up and Take Action"

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According to Global Finance, the United States is the seventh wealthiest country in the world, sitting just behind Hong Kong and before the United Arab Emirates.

Last year, 49 million Americans -- 14.5 percent of the total population -- lived in food insecure households; that included 15.9 million children and 33.1 million adults.

To jump in and help where Congress is not, some local businesses are taking it upon themselves to see that the local residents are getting support. Panache Party Rentals has started a campaign to raise money and awareness on hunger in the region.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Local Restaurants Participating

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October is a month that celebrates many things: Halloween, apples, cranberries, cookies, chilli, vegetarian awareness, and plenty of other not-so important options.

You will, however, be noticing a bunch of pink popping up all over town -- and no, it's not National Legally Blonde Month or anything along those lines -- the first full month of fall is also host to 31 days of National Breast Cancer Awareness.

To show support, some local restaurants are offering specials throughout the month.

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Date Night Florida Trying to Lower the Divorce Rate Through Restaurant Deals

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People get into new relationships and even marriages everyday. In the beginning, its all new and exciting; you date, buy each-other presents, and do fun things together all the time.

A few years in, however, life kicks in: work is stressful, you're tired, you just want to turn off the world and watch TV. We'd be willing to bet boredom is as big a cause for divorce as anything else.

In an effort to curtail the divorce rate amongst local South Floridians, around two dozen area restaurants have teamed up with Date Night Florida to help married couples get out of the house and work on strengthening relationships.

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