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January 2012 Blog Posts (67)

Boca Raton: Trinka withdraws from council race

By Steve Plunkett

City Council Member Constance Scott was effectively reelected Jan. 25 when challenger Bill Trinka officially quit the race just two weeks after filing to run.

‘’After deep personal reflection I am suspending my campaign for City Council,’’ Trinka announced at the council meeting the night before. ‘’While I wish to remain a voice in the community for matters in the downtown area, as of right now all events and appearances related to my campaign are…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 25, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Neighbors post signs to protest proposed sober house

By Antigone Barton

       Decorated with photos of the “calming Atlantic Ocean,” a brochure for a proposed residence for recovering addicts promises: “You can’t get more private than this — gated and secure with no signage. Anonymity and discretion set the tone . . .”

    But if…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 21, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Flier outlines fight against beach-side rehab clinic operators

Staff Report

 

     A group of beachside homeowners is mailing a flier to every house in eastern Delray Beach that outlines its efforts to prevent a clinic from housing large numbers of people in recovery in single-family neighborhoods. The mailing also urges residents to contact state and federal lawmakers to support the effort.

    The Beach Property Owners Association (BPOA) said that nearly 2,000 houses east of the Intracoastal Waterway and about 200 on the west side…

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Gulf Stream School: A Journey Into Nature

The Great Outdoors turned out to be a great classroom for 25 seventh grade Gulf Stream School students who accompanied their teachers on a three day Everglades adventure. The outdoor classroom provided lessons in many subjects and inspired poems and essays.…

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Health & Harmony: Biggest Losers

The holidays are over. It’s a new year, full of promise and possibility. Is 2012 the year you improve your personal health and harmony by shedding excess pounds?

    If the answer is yes, you’ve come to the right place for inspiration. We rounded up five area residents to share their impressive weight loss stories. Our “biggest losers” reinforce the fact that, no matter how old you are, the key to losing weight — and keeping it off — is to go slowly, eat…

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Hypoluxo Island Cottage: Cute is more work than you might think

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Manalapan: History of Police Department



Manalapan’s police history

1931 —Town of Manalapan created by Commodore Harold Vanderbilt

1935 — Manalapan creates its Police Department and names Robert D. Wertz police officer and town clerk.

1938 — After being hired as a seasonal police officer, M. Dewey Morris becomes police officer and treasurer after resignation of Wertz.

1955 — Circuit Judge Curtis Chillingworth and his wife are killed in their Manalapan home in one of…

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Manalapan: Walker retires, appreciating experience as chief



Chief Clay Walker

Age: 56

Served as police chief since…

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Celebrations: Marisa Vinas

Marisa Vinas was recently accepted into the University of Miami Chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Marisa serves as Vice President of Membership Communications on Golden Key’s Executive Board. Members are in the top 15 percent of their class and have an interest…

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Place Au Soleil Gatehouse: Gulf Stream

Gulf Stream’s Mayor Bill Koch (center right) and Town Manager Bill Thrasher (right) recently joined Homeowners Association President Julio Martinez (center left) and the board’s project manager, Ned McDonald (left) to mark the official opening of…

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Literacy Center Committee: Boynton Beach

Members of the Literacy Center Committee gather at the site of the future home of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County at 3651 Quantum Blvd. in Boynton Beach.  The 12,204-square-foot Literacy Center for Education, Training and Outreach will serve as the hub…

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Parent-Child Center Award, Ocean Ridge

Bill Finley (left), board chair of Community Partnership Group and its member agency Parent-Child Center, is moved by receiving the William F. Finley Founder’s Award recognizing courageous and visionary leadership for community change. Patrick McNamara, CEO,…

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Jewish National Fund Event: Manalapan

Dr. Ra’anan Gissin, senior adviser to former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, spoke on behalf of Jewish National Fund in early December at the Manalapan home of Joan and Bill Bernstein. Gissin is one of Israel’s leading spokesmen on security, strategic…

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Meet Your Neighbor: Harold "Sonny" Van Arnem

If there’s one character trait that runs through Harold “Sonny” Van Arnem’s life, it’s determination.

    As a teenager, he was determined to make the football team even though he’d never played the game. He achieved his goal, playing alongside future football great Roger Staubach and catching the eye of Ohio…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 4, 2012 at 7:42pm — No Comments

Spanning the waters: A century of tragedy, progress and controversy

The current Ocean Avenue Bridge was built in 2001 in Boynton Beach. The first span was built in 1911. Photo by Tim Stepien

By Tim O’Meilia

    

Perhaps it was the drowning of a 19-year-old girl in 1909…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 4, 2012 at 6:47pm — 2 Comments

Editorial: Get out in front of coastal-life changes

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.

— Bertolt  Brecht



    Construction cranes on the horizon. Traffic backups on A1A as property is cleared for new construction and roof trusses, swimming pool tiles and landscaping are delivered at new home sites. These are some of the unmistakable signs of change that began in 2011 along our coast.  

    What’s ahead for 2012? I don’t have a crystal ball, but here are some changes I…

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Neighbors criticize secretive purchase of home for rehab



Caron Treatment Center video: Ocean DriveOcean_Drive_brochure.pdf

By Tim Pallesen



Neighbors weren’t aware…

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Delray Beach: First parish surviving, thriving at 70

By Tim Pallesen



Catholics were few in number when the Delray Beach Catholic Women’s Club started the first parish.

St. Vincent Ferrer Church celebrated its first Mass at the old Delray Theatre in 1941.

Today, the region from Boynton Beach to Boca Raton has nine Catholic…

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Coastal residents rally against recovery business

Caron Treatment Center video: Ocean DriveOcean_Drive_brochure.pdf



By Margie Plunkett and Tim Pallesen…

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Coastal Stars: Women hope to make impact by the thousands

Carrie Delafield is one of four coastal women coordinating fundraising for Impact 100 — an organization whose mission is to make a gift of $100,000 to one local non-profit organization each year.  Photo by Jerry Lower…

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