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ATV donation: St. Andrews Club, Delray Beach — April 12

Club members, sea turtle volunteers and their families toast the St. Andrews Club’s donation toward the purchase of an all-terrain vehicle for Sea Turtle Adventures. The local nonprofit monitors turtle nests and organizes beach cleanups. Major sponsors of the ATV purchase, in…

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Boca Raton: Company can keep underground conduit at park, council decides

By Steve Plunkett



The Boca Raton City Council will tweak a citizen-initiated ordinance that restricts city-owned land on the Intracoastal Waterway to “public recreation, public boating access, public streets and city stormwater uses only” so utilities can work on existing underground conduits.

The issue arose when an unidentified telecommunications company sought a permit to relocate conduit in Spanish River Park.

One reading of the ordinance would be…

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Business Spotlight: Joel sells Manalapan land, seeks deals for two estates

By Christine Davis

One down, two to go. Back in 2014 and 2015, egged on by Palm Beach bud and shock jock Howard Stern, Billy Joel started buying property in Manalapan. In March 2014, he plopped down $11.8 million for a 13,200-square-foot bungalow just north of Boynton Inlet and…

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Boca Raton: Man drowns at Boca Bash; police investigating, asking public for information

Boca Raton police are investigating the death of a man found at the bottom of the Intracoastal Waterway after he went missing from Boca Bash, according to a news release.

Police identified the dead man as Francis Roselin, 32, of West Palm Beach.

The incident happened April 29 during the annual Boca Bash, held on the last Sunday in April on Lake Boca and usually attended by thousands of boaters and swimmers.

Police said two men flagged down a Boca Police Marine Unit boat and…

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Boca Raton: Crocker files notice of lawsuit against city

By Mary Hladky

Frustrated that the city has not enacted land-use regulations that would allow its Midtown project to be built, Crocker Partners has told the city it plans to file a lawsuit seeking $137 million.

The April 10 notice of claim for compensation said that Crocker Partners is seeking the money because it is unable to redevelop three properties it owns in Midtown — Boca Center, The Plaza and One Town Center.

“The city has pushed us into a position…

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Boca Raton: Crocker joint venture buys former IBM campus

By Mary Hladky

Crocker Partners has acquired the iconic former IBM campus in Boca Raton for $170 million.

The 125-acre property, now known as the Boca Raton Innovation Campus, sits just west of Interstate 95 between Yamato Road and Spanish River Boulevard.

Boca Raton-based Crocker purchased BRIC in a joint venture with New York-based Rialto Capital and Siguler Guff. The property includes the 1.8 million-square-foot IBM building that was the birthplace of the…

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Highland Beach: Town to appoint board of residents to preserve, enhance environment

By Rich Pollack

With a renewed emphasis on the environment, the Highland Beach Town Commission took two major steps aimed at preserving the town’s natural resources and revitalizing the shoreline within its borders.

Commissioners agreed in April to create an advisory board charged with helping the town preserve the beaches and shores, as well as other natural areas. The new board’s duties are similar to a board that had been recently disbanded.

The…

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Brian Piccolo Award: Arturo’s Ristorante, Boca Raton — April 2

The Highland Beach chapter of UNICO National had its third-annual celebration named after the NFL star who died at age 26 from testicular cancer. This year, Madison Borsellino, 17, a figure skater with a 5.2 grade-point average, was honored with a check to offset the costs…

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Muse Awards: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach — March 22

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s 2018 event attracted 300 guests and raised more than $200,000 for arts and education. The theme of the night was Arts and Culture Transform Communities, and it marked the 40th- anniversary year of the council. ABOVE:…

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Granting Wishes cocktail reception: Boca Rio Golf Club, Boca Raton — March 14

The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Jewish Women’s Foundation welcomed more than 160 guests to its special occasion and announced $105,000 in donations to organizations in the local community and in Israel. ABOVE: (l-r) Co-Chairwomen Randee…

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Beach cleanup: South Beach Park, Boca Raton — April 14

Dozens of Boca Save Our Beaches volunteers removed more than 100 pounds of trash in less than two hours from the city park at the eastern end of Palmetto Park Road. The volunteer group is planning another cleanup May 19 for the beach at Spanish River Park. ABOVE:…

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Mother’s Day: Recipe for Love

Mother’s Day comes once a year, but for mother-daughter teams who run bakeries together, every day is sweet

Compiled by Rich Pollack and Mary Thurwachter…

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Insider briefing: Waterstone Resort & Marina, Boca Raton — March 28

Men of all ages who care about the community shared an exciting evening with the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Men’s Division. The supporters gathered to hear former Israel Defense Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner following cocktails and dinner.…

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Heart of a Woman luncheon: Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club, Boca Raton — Feb. 28

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse celebrated its 11th-annual afternoon affair, which raised money for the organization’s lifesaving services for domestic-violence victims and their children.

ABOVE: (l-r) Kathy…

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Leo Geller Golf Tournament: Boca Rio Golf Club, Boca Raton — March 26

The Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter had its 20th event on the greens to raise funds for ongoing programs that help those in the local community living with the disease. Fifteen foursomes began with lunch before hitting the links in a shotgun start.…

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Pay it Forward: Delray librarian to deliver books to children in Kenya

Children in Kenya will have new books to read, courtesy of a Project Humanity effort. A Delray Beach librarian is one of the volunteers who will deliver the books. Photo provided

By Lucy Lazarony

This summer, Delray Beach librarian…

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Finding Faith: Teen helps church, earns Eagle Scout rank with labyrinth

Connor Lee took charge of all aspects of the labyrinth: design, site preparation and finding people to help. Photo provided

By Janis Fontaine

Connor Lee had always wanted to do something for his church, Unity of Delray Beach.…

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Religion Notes: A primer on Ramadan celebrations

By Janis Fontaine

On May 15 in many places throughout the world, crowds will gather as the day winds into evening.

They are awaiting the start of a holy event, the first sighting of the crescent moon that marks the start of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The monthlong lunar cycle is celebrated by 2 billion Muslims as Ramadan.

In Islam, Ramadan is the holiest time of the year. The Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, based on the phases of the…

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Health & Harmony: Coping with dementia

FAU researchers make progress in helping couples dealing

with memory loss sharpen their communication skills

Some…

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Health Notes: Boca Regional has a new chief operating officer

Mindy Shikiar has been appointed chief operating officer for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. She replaces Karen Poole, who retired in early April. Shikiar has been at Boca Regional since 2003 and served in positions such as vice president of oncology services, ambulatory services and business…

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