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Gulf Stream: Commissioners choose familiar face for town manager

Greg Dunham (second from left) chats with Gulf Stream Mayor Scott Morgan, resident Patsy Randolph

and Commissioner Joan Orthwein after being selected as town manager.

He previously held that…

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Manalapan: Chinese president to stay at Eau Palm Beach while visiting with Trump

By Mary Thurwachter



    You’ll want to think twice about visiting friends in Manalapan or going to Lantana’s beach on April 6 and 7.

    “Be prepared for a traffic nightmare,” said Lantana Police Chief Sean Scheller.

    That’s because Chinese President Xi Jinping will be bunking at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan those two days, in town for a meeting at Mar-a-Lago with President Donald Trump.

    Scheller, at the request of Town Manager…

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South Palm Beach: Concordia condo is lone holdout against beach project easement

By Dan Moffett



    South Palm Beach has 15 of the 16 easements it needs to get its beach stabilization project moving.

    But that’s not enough. It will take all 16, signed and returned, Town Manager Bob Vitas says.

    “Nothing can happen until everyone gets onboard,” he said. “One holdout stops the project.”

    Getting the 16th agreement appears likely to be the most difficult one of all.

    The holdout is the Concordia East condominium, 3560 S.…

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Meet Your Neighbor: Thomas 'Ted' Johnson

Ted Johnson stands amid the vehicles on display at his Milestone Motorcars dealership in Boynton Beach.

The Ocean Ridge resident says he spends 12 hours a day at the business, but it’s truly a labor of love.…

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Delray Beach: PAC money and community support drive Delray election

By Jane Smith

    

    A political newcomer and a seasoned public servant will join the Delray Beach City Commission after they were handily elected March 14.

    The most contentious race was between retiree Jim Chard and his main contender, political novice Kelly Barrette, for Seat 2. Two others — police officer Richard Alteus and social worker Anneze Barthelemy — also ran for that seat, but garnered less than 10 percent of the vote each.

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Hypoluxo Island: Reborn ‘Brown Wrapper’ newsletter brings island’s history to life

The Balsan estate became Casa Alva.…

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Delray Beach: Historical Society is putting bloom back into Delray Affair

Delray Beach and Boynton Beach became the center of gladiolus growing in 1939

after a deep freeze wiped out the crop in Fort Myers.…

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Lantana: Council reverses vote for All Aboard Florida crossing agreement

By Mary Thurwachter



    After voting not to sign on to a crossing agreement with Florida East Coast Railway and All Aboard Florida in February, the Lantana Town Council changed its mind a month later, affirming the agreement at its March 13 meeting.

    Other municipalities that have signed are Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Riviera Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Now that Lantana has agreed to sign, the only holdouts are…

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Boynton Beach: Riverwalk developer buys mangrove property, offers it to city

By Jane Smith



    Riverwalk owner Shaul Rikman recently purchased 5.8 acres of mangroves just south of his proposed development and offered them to the city of Boynton Beach in late March.

    “It is in our best interest to maintain the mangroves to the south of the project,” Rikman said at the March 21 City Commission meeting.

    Commissioners thanked him. The city attorney requested that Rikman submit a proposal for review. Rikman could not be reached for…

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Boynton Beach: Restaurants move slowly toward opening

By Jane Smith



    The restaurant once known as the Little House will reopen this summer as Fork Play.

    A late decision by the owners, former Ocean Ridge Vice Mayor Richard Lucibella and his partner, to enclose the eatery’s outside…

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Delray Beach: Interim city manager’s pay now matches predecessor’s

By Jane Smith

    

    City commissioners are so thrilled with the performance of their interim city manager, they decided to raise his salary equal to the one paid to the city manager who resigned at the end of December.

    Vice Mayor Jordana Jarjura, who did not seek re-election, suggested at the March 1 commission meeting to raise the salary of Neal de Jesus to be equal to Don Cooper’s pay as city manager.

    At their March 16 meeting, three Delray Beach…

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Obituary: Joseph ‘Joe’ Flagello

By Dan Moffett



    SOUTH PALM BEACH — Vice Mayor Joseph “Joe” Flagello approached his role on the South Palm Beach Town Council with a bountiful supply of self-deprecating humor.

    He liked to joke about the council’s division of labor. Mayor Bonnie Fischer was in charge of the…

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Obituary: Marcus W. Smith

    DELRAY BEACH — Marcus W. Smith, 82, of Delray Beach and Prouts Neck, Maine, died peacefully on Feb. 27. He is survived by his devoted wife of 31 years, Alexandra White Smith; his five children and their spouses: Marcus W. Smith Jr. of New Canaan, Conn., Christopher H. Smith of Denver, Mary Deborah Smith Janeck of…

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Obituary: Virginia Artrip Snyder

    DELRAY BEACH — Virginia Artrip Snyder, a longtime private investigator renowned for her tireless efforts to help oppressed people and improve her community, died March 20 at her home in Delray Beach following a stroke. She was 96.

    Mrs. Snyder was born on a farm near Winchester, Va., on Nov. 27, 1920, the…

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Obituary: Sheila W. Scott

    GULF STREAM — Sheila W. Scott, 87, of Gulf Stream died on March 9 surrounded by her family.

    Mrs. Scott was born in New York City and was raised in Greenwich, Conn., and Edgartown Mass. (Martha’s Vineyard). She attended Greenwich Academy and graduated from St. Mary’s Episcopal School in Burlington, N.J. …

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Business Spotlight: Recitals this month part of beautiful music at Steinway in Boca

Bob Luptak and his Steinway gallery have been a fixture in North Boca Raton since 1999.

Photo provided

By Brian Biggane



    Bob Luptak heard from more than his share…

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Trunk Show: Amanda James Gallery, Boynton Beach – March 11

Customers combined shopping and fun as they sipped champagne and tried on Stella & Dot jewelry

and Amanda Johnson one-of-kind dresses. Here, birthday girl Sophia Frances…

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Business Spotlight: Manatee Cove completes transition to Brown Harris Stevens brand

Terra Holdings/Brown Harris Stevens has a rebranded office in Lake Worth’s arts district. ABOVE: (l-r) Jennifer Spitznagel,

David Burris, artist Maria Paz, Ava van de Water, Susan Burris, Nasrin Bakonyi and Lena…

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Obituary: Sandra Strosky Gallagher

By Emily J. Minor



    COUNTY POCKET — Sandra Strosky Gallagher, a beach lover who came to Florida on a spring break getaway right after college and never lived up north again, died March 2 after a brief illness. She was 53.

    Mrs. Gallagher lived in the so-called County Pocket and…

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Spring has Sprung

ABOVE: FAU student Ryan Uber does a back flip March 25 at South Beach Park in Boca Raton. BELOW: Aquatic-themed kites fly at the Air Waves event in mid-March at Boynton Beach’s Oceanfront Park.

Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star…

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