Frank Cerabino

Current Events

Frank Cerabino (pronounced chair–a–BEE–no) grew up on Long Island, NY, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, in 1977. He spent five years in the Navy, reaching the rank of lieutenant and serving as a public affairs officer aboard an aircraft carrier. After leaving the Navy, he received a master’s degree in journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He worked at the City News Bureau of Chicago before leaving the wire service to take a job with the Miami Herald in 1984. For the next five years, Cerabino covered the police, government, legal and education beats for the Herald. He eventually became the newspaper’s federal court reporter in Miami. Cerabino joined the Palm Beach Post in 1989. He started writing columns for the newspaper during the William Kennedy Smith trial. In 1992 he became a full-time local news columnist and now writes four columns a week. He lives in Boca Raton with his wife and three children.

In 2018, Cerabino won a national Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists for column writing.

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The Week in Review

This course will take students through the weekly news roundup with Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino, who will select some of the important, interesting and off-beat stories of the week from the international, national, state and local scene.

The lectures will be based solely on the news developments of that week and will include Internet videos and Q&A’s.

Course # W8F1 — Full 8 Weeks
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Fridays, January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3 2017
Time:9 - 10:30 AM
Fee:$80 / member; $110 / non-member

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An Evening of Storytelling with Frank Cerabino

In the spirit of Spalding Gray, David Sedaris and Billy Crystal, Palm Beach Post humorist Frank Cerabino tells the stories of his life — funny, true tales of the people, places and events that forged his twisted outlook on life. Frank, in his own way, talks about “growing up Italian” on Long Island, searching for humor in the U.S. Navy and finding the Holy Grail of absurdity here in South Florida. In between, Frank shares what he has learned about parenting, growing older and the virtues of cynical optimism.
Register Early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a one-time lecture or event.

Course # W1T2 — One Time Event
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Tuesday, January 24 2017
Time:7 - 8:30 PM
Fee:$25 / member; $35 / non-member

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