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December 2010 Blog Posts (102)

Rev. Ted Bush Retirement

More than 200 people helped the Rev. Ted Bush celebrate his retirement from First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach during a dinner at Benvenuto. With him are his wife, Mary, and their daughters. Photo by Jerry… Continue

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Boca Raton: City and Junior League team on community garden project

By Margie Plunkett



Green-thumbed residents now have the chance to grow their own in Boca Raton.

The city OK’d a deal that would allow the Junior League of Boca Raton to operate a community garden on the Causeway Lumber site, next to the location of Boca Raton’s new library. The garden would be on 1.5 acres on the east side of the site.

Individuals and organizations can lease plots in the garden to grow vegetables, fruit and flowers, with the intent that 10 percent of what is… Continue

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Boca Raton: Festival marks 29th year with Passport to Greece

Ramona Bean (left), Theodora Preston, Pat Koutrakos, Thelma Constantinou, Alice Cleary and Ann Chambertides staff the pastry booth at last year’s Greek Festival. Photo provided

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Obituary—Henrietta King: Manalapan

By Angie Francalancia



MANALAPAN — Henrietta King was the quiet balance to her husband Don King’s outward flamboyance. But in her own right, she had a résumé varied enough to include entrepreneur, farmer, fashion designer, nurse, sheriff’s department staffer and philanthropist.

Henrietta King, who… Continue

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Obituary—Ernest Muro: South Palm Beach

By Ron Hayes



SOUTH PALM BEACH — When Ernest Muro moved to South Palm Beach in 1990, he was a retired schoolteacher and media specialist from Baldwin, N.Y.

But he never retired from community service.

In 1991, Mr. Muro was elected president of his condo board at Palm Beach Harbour…

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Obituary— Harvey E. Oyer Jr.: Boynton Beach

By Ron Hayes



BOYNTON BEACH — When a wonderful storyteller dies, the family and friends who loved him tell wonderful stories.

When that storyteller was Harvey E. Oyer Jr., the stories they tell about the man must also be stories about the city he lived in, loved and served for 84 years.

Where did…

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Obituary—Frank Anthony Bianchini: Gulf Stream

By Emily J. Minor



GULF STREAM — Frank Anthony Bianchini, who moved to Florida in 1970 with his wife, Rita, to escape the cold and start another chapter in the family business, died at his home Dec. 17 surrounded by his family. He was 88.

    Born in Philadelphia on May 29, 1922, Mr. Bianchini —…

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Along the Avenues: Mario Batali cooks up a demonstration at Morikami

By Thom Smith

Mario Batali had logged a busy day, giving a cooking demonstration for Publix Apron’s Cooking School at The Morikami. The Food Network favorite was hungry, and he wanted someone else to do the cooking. He also wanted a place…

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Delray Beach: Bones found could be from a very (very, very) early resident

Construction continues on the site now, with attention paid to preserving any other remains. Photo by Jerry Lower

By Angie Francalancia



Human remains were discovered during the demolition of a house in the 900 block of South Ocean Boulevard last…

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South Palm Beach: Council names new mayor and vice mayor

By Tim O’Meilia



Hoping to put their best foot forward, South Palm Beach council members promoted retired podiatrist Don Clayman to mayor, replacing Martin Millar, who resigned abruptly Dec. 9.

And, in a surprising twist of events, the council filled Clayman’s council seat with chiropractor and former…

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Delray Beach: Eliopoulos won't seek relection

By Margie Plunkett



Gary Eliopoulos won’t run for re-election next term, deciding it’s time to turn attention to family and business, he told his fellow commissioners at an early December Commission meeting.

 Eliopoulos spoke about commitment and sacrifice before his announcement, saying, “It’s…

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Daniel and Mallon hosting Bethesda benefit

Meg Mallon still busy in retirement

 

By Craig Dolch



Beth Daniel always made a quick impact in golf.

  She won the U.S. Women’s Amateur the first time she entered the event, in 1975, and she was named the LPGA Tour’s Rolex Rookie of the Year in 1979. Those moments served as a springboard to a Hall of Fame career in which the Delray Beach resident won 33 LPGA…

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Coastal Stars: Meg Mallon still busy in retirement

Meg Mallon (left) and Beth Daniel will host this year’s Bethesda Pro-Am Golf Tournament. Photo by Jerry Lower



Daniel and Mallon hosting…

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Editorial: Engagement on the beach leads to 25 years together

Twenty-five years ago, my boyfriend asked me to marry him. We were at the beach near where we were renting in the county pocket. I said yes and we were married a few months later in Boca Raton. On New Year’s Eve.

We honeymooned in the Bahamas, then returned and celebrated with friends and family at the Seagate Club in Delray Beach. We kept it small and we kept it local.

It hasn’t always been a breeze. We’ve been through job changes, health issues and far more funerals than baby… Continue

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Gulf Stream: Residents' views sought on annexation, utility-line burial

By Steve Plunkett

   

Mail carriers here will be extra-busy this month delivering straw ballots on burying Gulf Stream’s power lines, first-class notices on possibly annexing part of the county pocket and fliers from the Civic Association on both issues.

The straw ballots are due back at Town Hall by 2 p.m.

Feb. 7. The annexation referendum will be March 8 if the proposal survives two public hearings.

Residents will have to decide the issues on their own.

“Keep in…

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Islanders feeling isolated as bridge closing nears

By Mary Thurwachter



A new Ocean Avenue bridge has been in the works for years, but precisely when the old bridge will be demolished and construction on the new span will begin remains uncertain. In Manalapan, Hypoluxo Island and Lantana, officials anticipate the project may start sometime this summer, but an exact date has yet to be set.

Kristine Frazell-Smith, project engineer for the bridge, said in late December that the county was still working on the designs and she wasn’t… Continue

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Lantana: Town rejects PB request for seawall access

By Steve Plunkett



Lantana Town Council members have said it before and they’ll say it again: Don’t ask to drive construction equipment over our $1.5 million seawall.

Palm Beach sought permission to send a bulldozer, a front-end loader and two dump trucks over the seawall as part of a dune restoration project south of the Lake Worth Pier. James Bowser, its town engineer, promised to devise “special methods’’ to shield the wall from damage.

And Palm Beach Town Manager Peter… Continue

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Ocean Ridge: Town seeks way to address neglected homes

By Margie Plunkett



Homes that have become a nuisance because of disrepair or neglect may not be able to duck out of the expense of fixing up, under an ordinance being prepared by Ocean Ridge’s attorney.

The ordinance would allow the town to make repairs, cut lawns or otherwise correct the problem when necessary and then invoice the property owner the price of services rendered. If the owner doesn’t pay, a charge would appear on the property’s tax bill as a special assessment,… Continue

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South Palm Beach: Planners recommend town deny inn's latest request

By Tim O’Meilia

   

The South Palm Beach Planning Board turned thumbs down Dec. 9 on a third proposal by the Palm Beach Oceanfront Inn that would allow a larger hotel on the two-story site.

By a 3-2 vote, the board recommended the Town Council deny the inn’s attempt to change the town’s comprehensive plan to allow a 100-foot, 99-unit hotel-condominium on the property.

The town’s plan forbids redevelopment beyond two stories, saying the town’s only commercial operation is… Continue

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Coastal Star: South County’s own star-maker

 



Flossy Keesely lives in Highland Beach with her Yorkie, Schatzi.

Photo by Tim Stepien

By Scott Simmons



The phone doesn’t stop ringing at Flossy Keesely’s Highland Beach home.

Brrrring!…

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