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Obituary: Adelaide Van Winkle

By Steven J. Smith



    BOCA RATON — Smashing glass ceilings was Adelaide Van Winkle’s specialty, as she made purposeful strides in her life at a time when most other women could only dream about such success.

“Adelaide was a person who meant what she said and did what she said she was going to do,” said her stepdaughter Linda Watkins. “She was a woman who followed through and was well liked by everyone because of that.”

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Boca Raton: Boca Raton Garden Club making plans for Holiday House

Members of the Boca Raton Garden Club are looking forward to opening their clubhouse and gardens to the public for their annual Holiday House from Nov. 3-5.

Anyone looking for unusual handmade decorations and gifts will find a complete and inexpensive selection, including Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas items.

     “We’d like everyone to come and shop — or just browse and enjoy the holiday atmosphere in both our clubhouse and surrounding garden,” said…

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School supply drive at Lantana Town Hall

The Greater Lantana School Community Education Council collected and distributed school supplies Sept. 25 to Lantana Middle, Lantana Elementary and The Maritime Academy.  The group collected binders and notebooks, composition books and backpacks along with…

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Boca Raton: Boca looking into generator requirement for nursing homes

By Sallie James

The Boca Raton Planning and Zoning Board recommended that the City Council approve a proposed ordinance requiring nursing homes to install permanent emergency generators that could power the facilities for up to 96 hours.

The measure, which the Planning and Zoning Board approved at its Oct. 5 meeting will now go to City Council for consideration.

The proposed ordinance comes just weeks after the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in…

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Religion Notes: Pet blessings and musical events in October

The Rev. Angela Cortiñas blesses a dog at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church. Photo provided

By Janis Fontaine

    St.…

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Women of Grace Luncheon: Boca Raton Resort & Club — Nov. 9

The annual affair organized by Bethesda Hospital Foundation will benefit the Center for Women & Children at Bethesda Health through the purchase of a state-of-the-art, realistic mother and baby birthing simulator. ABOVE: (l-r, seated) Yvonne Boice, Claudia Cabral,…

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Pay it Forward: Buddy Walkers put best feet forward for Down syndrome

Andrew Chea, 17, plans to participate in the Buddy Walk with…

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Philanthropy Notes: Applications open for Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank grants

Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank, an innovative endeavor that fosters community improvement by local students, is accepting applications through Nov. 12.

Change-makers in the seventh through 12th grades are invited to apply for grants that will help them address issues and problems. To date, 16 youth-driven solutions backed by $200,000 from investors have been made possible through the program.

“We hope the community has seen the benefits of our program,” said Executive Director January…

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‘Delray’s Got Talent’: Delray Beach Elks Lodge 1770 – July 22

The Delray Beach Initiative’s take on the popular television show raised more than $5,000 for Miracle League Palm Beach County, a nonprofit that gives all children, regardless of their disabilities, a chance to play baseball. Proceeds were earmarked for keeping the league…

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Woman Volunteer of the Year Kickoff: Saks Fifth Avenue, Boca Raton – Aug. 23

The Junior League of Boca Raton named fashion designer cinq a sept as the…

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Check presentations: Seagate of Gulfstream, Boynton Beach – Aug. 9

Tom McClure, past president of the Boynton Intracoastal Group, presented Boynton Beach Assistant Police Chief Joseph DeGiulio a check for $1,000 to support the department’s ‘Shop With a Cop’ program and an additional $1,000 to Fire Chief Glenn Joseph for child safety…

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White Coat Ceremony: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton – Aug. 4

The 64 members of the incoming Class of ’17 in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at FAU each received a doctor’s white coat in a ceremonial rite of passage. The event formally marked their entry into the profession. ‘The power of the symbolic white coat…

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Around Town: Boca celebrates IBM’s local start

ABOVE:  During IBM’s heyday in Boca Raton, more than 10,000 employees designed and manufactured the world’s first personal computers. BELOW: Most residents who were not employed with the company never got close enough to appreciate the architecture of the facility.…

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The Plate: A plate of barbecued goodness from Troy’s

The Plate: Chicken box with fries

The Place: Troy’s Barbeque, 1920 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach; 740-1125 or www.bbqtroys.com.

The Price: $8.59

The Skinny: I always…

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Along the Coast: Developer files, drops libel suit against Coastal Star

By Noreen Marcus

   A developer sued The Coastal Star alleging libel and then abruptly dropped the lawsuit a month later.

   The suit filed Aug. 30 in Palm Beach Circuit Court by Hudson Holdings and its principal Steven Michael claimed the newspaper defamed  both of them through a false connection to criminal activity. Editor Mary Kate Leming and reporter Jane Smith were named as individual defendants.

   The suit seeking $40 million in…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on September 29, 2017 at 1:24pm — 1 Comment

Boynton Beach: While city works at clean-up, efforts organized to help others

By Jane Smith

Boynton Beach staff did an “amazing job with everything associated with Hurricane Irma,” Mayor Steven Grant said.

Because residents had 3 or 4 days warning prior to Irma, some placed sofas and other large items on the street for bulk pickup, along with tree trimmings and palm fronds. City workers couldn’t pick up all of the items before the storm, he said, leading to complaints from those residents after the storm.

As soon as the winds were…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on September 22, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Gulf Stream: Mayor says 'thank you' to police department

In Gulf Stream, Mayor Scott Morgan gave a heartfelt thank-you to police officers "for selflessly staying in this town, staying here in the Police Department, camped out in this commission meeting room and in offices throughout Town Hall, at a time when it appeared to be a very serious, destructive storm on its way."
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Added by Mary Kate Leming on September 21, 2017 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: City officials pleased with storm response

By Jane Smith                                                                                     

Delray Beach fared okay during Hurricane Irma, said Mayor Cary Glickstein the day after Irma’s tropical storm-force winds damaged trees and downed power lines.

“I’m very pleased with how staff handled the pre-, during and post-storm activities,” he said. “We had no serious injuries.”

The city will thank its employees at a Hurricane Heroes concert this…

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Highland Beach: Irma litters town's beach with tires

By Rich Pollack

As she raced up the Florida peninsula, Hurricane Irma left a little bit of rubber in her tracks.

 Residents living along the coast in Highland Beach peered out their windows several days after the storm to find dozens, maybe even hundreds, of tires scattered along the beach.

 Distributed with one here and one there, rather than in large groups, the tires appeared almost as if someone had placed them deliberately.

 “I was shocked to…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on September 21, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Ocean Ridge: Chief, manager win praise for Irma performance

By Dan Moffett

 

 Ocean Ridge Police Chief Hal Hutchins estimates that somewhere between 10 to 20 percent of the town’s permanent residents ignored calls to evacuate the island during Hurricane Irma and rode out the storm in their homes.

 That was more than enough people to keep Hutchins’ department busy. The chief said his dispatchers were answering about 400 calls during their 10-hour shifts as Irma…

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