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February 2013 Blog Posts (91)

Lantana: Three candidates vie for commission

Election Results: Malcolm Balfour - 284 | Joe Ferrell - 174 | Rosemary Mouring - 80

One council member will be selected for a three-year term to the Group 2 seat previously held by Councilwoman Cindy Austino. Councilman Lynn Moorhouse was re-elected to a fourth term in Group 1 without opposition. If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote, March 12, a runoff between the top two vote getters…

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Around Town: Saunders has take-no-prisoners policy for improving FAU’s sports programs

By Thom Smith

A year ago this month, Florida Atlantic University President Mary Jane Saunders decided the school’s athletics department needed a kick in the pants. She started at the top, firing Athletic Director Craig Angelos. Granted, the new stadium had been built on his watch, but fund-raising and marketing weren’t where she thought they should be. The athletics…

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Around Town: Widen your viewpoint with stargazing groups

‘All those times we looked up at the sky,  

Looking out so far  

we felt like we could fly.’

— Grace Potter

& The Nocturnals

By Steve…

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Dining: Eggs-actly right for a lazy Sunday brunch in Delray

The Plate: Classic Eggs Benedict

The Place: 50 Ocean, 50 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach; 278-3364 or 50ocean.com

The Price: $12

The Skinny: There’s no plate like Eggs Benedict for the Hollandaise.

And no matter how…

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Mary-Kate Eriksen: Presidential Scholarship finalist

Mary-Kate Eriksen of Hypoluxo Island is one of five seniors from The Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts to have been nominated for the prestigious Presidential Scholars Award. Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 49th year, is one of the highest honors…

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Around Town: Burt honored by Lake Worth Playhouse

Burt Reynolds gives advice to Marlin Wagner, a student who performed solo moments before.

Photo provided

By Thom Smith

    The flu put him in the hospital for several days, but nothing was…

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Art: Everglades helps artist work through loss

Elizabeth Thompson’s painting, Undulation Courtesy image

 

By Mary Jane Fine

Elizabeth Thompson’s house…

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Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on February 27, 2013 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Editor's Note: We’re ‘old school’ and proud of it

“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s

going to know whether you did it or not.”

— Oprah Winfrey

 

Who knows if Oprah really said this, or if one her writers provided these sage words, but in any case, I believe it’s true.

And it’s what we practice behind the scenes at The Coastal Star. I’m sure readers aren’t aware of the…

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Celebrating Our History: Stalwarts recall polo’s Gulf Stream heyday, as club turns 90

Adolphus ‘Dolph’ Orthwein and Leverett Miller play polo at the old Gulfstream Polo.

Photos courtesy of the Orthwein family

By Tim Pallesen



Polo put the luster in…

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Along the Coast: Rebuilding under way on beaches

Workers prepare the concrete cap for replacement of one of many

seawalls damaged during Hurricane Sandy along the beach in Manalapan.

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Boynton Beach: Stability missing ingredient in improving downtown

Live, Work, Play: Third of a three-part series looking at the downtowns of  Delray BeachBoca Raton and Boynton Beach…

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Coastal Star: Oceanfront business owner has straightforward way: Be the best

Fran Marincola, owner of Caffé Luna Rosa in Delray Beach,

has donated his baseball photographs to the Delray Beach

Public Library. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star…

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Delray Beach: City hits pause on noise ordinance to hear residents’ concerns

By Rich Pollack

Responding to concerns of residents living near the Intracoastal Waterway and the beach, Delray Beach city commissioners have once again put off approval of any changes to the city’s controversial noise ordinance until representatives of all sides of the issue can have their say.  

After being presented with a compromise amended noise ordinance hammered out over several weeks by the city legal staff with input from area restaurant…

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Ocean Ridge: Rentals could face more regulations

An ordinance is in the works in Ocean Ridge that would require rental properties to register with the town, pay a fee and undergo inspection. Commissioners directed Town Attorney Ken Spillias to prepare the document at its February meeting.

Commissioners and residents discussed the measures to regulate rentals, such as illegal vacation rentals under 30 days. 

Resident suggestions  including limiting the times a home can be rented each year, as well as the number of unrelated…

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Ocean Ridge: Townhouse plan approved

Ocean Ridge Town Commission gave thumbs-up at its February meeting to a site plan that would replace an apartment complex with townhouses at 3 Adams Road, just east of A1A.

The developer, Ernie Varvarikos of Ocean Breeze LLC, plans to demolish Ocean Breeze, a 15-unit apartment and develop seven townhouses with small individual pools and parking spaces. 

Former Mayor Ken Kaleel represented Ocean Breeze before the commission.

— Margie Plunkett

 

Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on February 27, 2013 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Lantana: Atlantic Drive paving project approved

With the North Atlantic Drive/Beach Curve drainage project complete, Lantana is prepared to begin paving the roads and doing additional drainage improvements on Hypoluxo Island.

At its Feb. 26 meeting, the town approved a contract with M&M Ashpalt Maintenance Inc. for the paving and drainage work on North Atlantic Drive, Beach Curve Road and Barefoot Lane from South Atlantic Drive to the Intracoastal Waterway in an amount not to exceed $269,999.

Work is to be completed…

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Delray Beach: CRA property value data nearly ready

By Betty Wells

An analysis comparing the 1985 value of nearly 2,000 acres in Delray Beach to current value is nearly complete by the Community Redevelopment Agency staff.

Compiling the numbers is the first step in researching whether the city should cut the size of the CRA district. Money that now goes to the CRA could then be redirected to the city. Commissioner Angeleta Gray has said the city needs the money, and that there are a number of areas in…

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Delray Beach: Historic Fontaine Fox house preserved in lot split

Delray Beach city commissioners have given their blessing to plans that will split the historic oceanfront property that was the 1930s home of famed cartoonist Fontaine Fox.

City commissioners voted in February to advance developer Frank McKinney’s plan and for a name change to “Historic Fontaine Fox House Properties” in the Local Register of Historic Places. The city’s Historic Preservation Board unanimously approved the project.

McKinney wants to divide the parcel into two…

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Delray Beach: Candidate forum planned for March 4

Candidates for Delray Beach mayor and commissioner are scheduled to discuss issues important to Delray Beach and how they relate to the city’s commitment to environmental responsiblity at a forum scheduled for March 4 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 188 S. Swinton Ave. The 6:30 p.m. forum is free and open to the  public. 

The “Red, White and Green” event is  sponsored by the grass roots group Delray Beach Green. 

— Staff report

 

Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on February 27, 2013 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Laugh with the Library: Mariott Hotel, Delray Beach – Feb. 1

Comedian Tom Cotter (right), the first comedian to be a finalist in America’s Got Talent, was the featured entertainer at the seventh annual Laugh With The Library. Five hundred people attended the sold-out event,  which raised more than $72,000 to help fund children and teen programs at…

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