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March 2010 Blog Posts (44)

Obituary — Patricia Wade Owen: Delray Beach





By Emily J. Minor



DELRAY BEACH — Patricia Wade Owen, a Chicago native who joined key social philanthropic causes when she was a young college graduate, died March 15 at

age 87. She had been in the care of Hospice of Palm Beach County for about

three…

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Obituary — Mary Ellen Cannon: Ocean Ridge





By Emily J. Minor



OCEAN RIDGE — Mary Ellen Cannon, who raised her six children in Michigan and moved to Florida in her later years to golf, garden and give more attention to her love

for crafting, died in the care of Hospice of Palm Beach County on March 8…

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Talented preteen designs for dolls with Earth in mind

By Linda Haase



When Amanda Jean got her first Barbie doll, she had no desire to play with it. Her first instinct was to design a new wardrobe for the model-thin fashion icon.



She used any material she could find, including her own clothes, but after a few years it…

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Obituary — Eileen T. Simpson: Ocean Ridge

By Emily J. Minor

OCEAN RIDGE — Eileen T. Simpson, who began coming to Crown Colony Club nearly 30 years ago when she and her husband bought a condo here for

retirement, has died of complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. She was

82.…



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Obituary — Carl Gauer: Briny Breezes

By Ron Hayes

BRINY BREEZES — The words appeared for a week on the town's closed-circuit television station: In Memory of Carl Gauer.

That's how this small, mobile home community reports the death of friends and

neighbors, but this time the message was especially…

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InterFaith21: Hindus join local observance of Day of Prayer

By C.B. Hanif The uplifting annual National Day of Prayer program, hosted locally by the Delray Beach Interfaith Clergy Association, is as representative of humanity and our

various faith traditions as it gets around these parts. And it just became more

so: For the first time, Hindu is among the myriad faiths to be represented at

the Duncan Center…

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Paws Up for Pets!: Shelter activist sees work ahead in legislation



By Arden Moore

The first place Suzi Goldsmith headed after relocating from Detroit to Palm Beach County in 1985 wasn’t to dine at the famed Breakers Hotel, tour the Flagler

Museum or catch an outdoor concert at Bryant…

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Coastal Election Results

Results:

MANALAPAN

Louis DeStefano - 77.88% | Gerald Kent Shortz - 22.12%

Total votes: 208

Howard Roder - 57.64% | Thomas Thorton - 42.36%

Total votes: 203



OCEAN RIDGE

Lynn Allison - 74.44% | Nancy Hogan - 25.56%

Total votes: 313



SOUTH PALM BEACH (Top 2 win seats)

Richard Akin - 9.17% | Isabella Ralston-Charnley -… Continue

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Gulf Stream School student wins national essay contest



Gulf Stream School eighth-grader Olivia Gaudree is one of only four students in America recognized by the USA Today Sportsmanship Essay Contest on March 2. Read her touching essay below:



Une, deux, trois, quatre, cinq- I counted with my eyes closed. Reaching twenty, I slowly scanned the lawn for any obvious hiding places, while keeping my eyes on the ball in the middle of the field. Although this… Continue

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South Palm Beach Election: Candidates

In South Palm Beach two incumbents aren’t seeking re-election March 9. The top two vote recipients among six candidates will win the two open seats on the Town Council. The candidates in order of appearance on the ballot:





Richard Akin

PERSONAL: 64; married; no children; journalism degree Georgia State University.… Continue

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Delray Beach Election: Candidates

Candidates for the March 9 Delray Beach City Commission election in order of appearance on the ballot:



Seat 2



Fred B. Fetzer (incumbent)

PERSONAL: 65; Bachelor's mechanical engineering, University of Tennessee.

PROFESSIONAL: Retired from AT&T.

POLITICAL BACKGROUND: City commissioner 2006 to present; liaison to the Delray Beach… Continue

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Ocean Ridge Election: Candidates

Candidates for the March 9 Ocean Ridge Town Commission election in the order of their appearance on the ballot:





Lynn Allison

PERSONAL: 59; two children; married; BA psychology, American University; MSW, Howard University, PhD management and administration, Indiana University Watson Institute.

PROFESSIONAL: Owner,… Continue

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Manalapan Election: Candidates

Candidates for the March 9 Manalapan Town Commission election in order of appearance on the ballot:



Seat 2

Robert Evans, unopposed incumbent



Seat 4



Louis DeStefano

PERSONAL: 67; single; bachelor’s in English, Long Island University.

PROFESSIONAL: CEO of Thermatix company.

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Ocean Ridge: Police chief bids farewell after 17 years of leading force



Chief Edward Hillery

Age: 69

Years in Ocean Ridge: 17 years as chief of police

Past life: Spent 23 and a half years with the Boynton Beach Police force, retiring as chief of police before coming to Ocean Ridge; spent seven years as a county investigator in Essex County, N.J.… Continue

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Along the Avenues: Spring? Spring!

By Thom Smith



Chilly temperatures be damned, we’re warming up. I mean, what else are we supposed to do in South Florida? Fortunately, a little chilly weather here is better than most of the weather up north, and the folks who live and work along the beach avenues don’t let a few degrees get in the way of a good time.

There are not too many places this time of year where you’d find John McEnroe playing tennis in the middle of the street.… Continue

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Editorial: Life-saving agreement deserves speedy resolution

None of us are happy with the speed of change.

Many of our neighbors who live in the Tradewinds and Place Au Soleil neighborhoods

are upset at how quickly the city of Boynton Beach has embraced and

approved a Walmart where the former Gulfstream mall sits crumbling

today.

While no one debates the need to replace this strip-mall eyesore, there is a strong feeling that the approval process has been

fast-tracked with too little public discussion. Contrast that… Continue

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Kitesurfers and sharks often mix



By Emily J. Minor



These days, news travels fast — even when you’re a bohemian sort like Billy Blackman — and that’s how Blackman found out a man died while kitesurfing up in Martin County.

Fast, and right to the point.

“I got a text,” Blackman said. “I was actually giving a (kitesurfing) lesson, and a friend of mine texted me.”



Blackman, 46, likes it on the edge. A Boynton… Continue

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Group wants to plant signs, seed safety

By Margie Plunkett



Watch public service announcement from zMotion



Plant signs and you might grow safety and cooperation: At least that’s the hope of a cyclists’ advocacy campaign that would use new road signs to instruct A1A motorists and bicyclists how to share the road.

The Florida Department of Transportation is working with cycling group zMotion to post bicycle safety signs with two… Continue

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Lady and her people-person are a hit in therapy settings



By Arden Moore



A few years ago, civic leader Peter Blum, heading home to Manalapan from the Peter Blum Family YMCA of Boca Raton, popped in at an animal shelter.

“Our meeting ended early and I had some time to kill, so I decided I would go to the shelter and just look around,” he says.

A lifelong dog lover, Blum convinced himself that he would just stroll up and down the shelter’s corridors to greet the leaping and yapping… Continue

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MANALAPAN: Candidates narrowed to three for town manager

Three town manager candidates, selected from about 300 resumes received in a search after Greg Dunham resigned from the job, will face Manalapan commissioners at a March 22 interview. Commissioners set a salary range of $80,000 to $120,000, but agreed that they could stretch higher or lower depending on the experience of the candidate when they finally make an offer.

Each candidate will be interviewed separately by the panel during a special meeting that begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a… Continue

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