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Obituary — Kevin McCarty

By Rich Pollack

DELRAY BEACH — Kevin McCarty loved serving his community and helping others.

Mr. McCarty, who died early last month at the age of 69 following a battle with pancreatic cancer, chaired the South Florida Water …

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Obituary — Andrea Kornblue

By Ron Hayes

BOCA RATON — As a girl, Andrea Kornblue traveled the world. The daughter of a career military police officer with the U.S. Army, she grew up living in Japan, Germany and various assignments throughout the U.S.

From her father’s service, she learned to serve, and brought that spirit of volunteerism to her many years in Boca Raton.

Mrs. Kornblue served on numerous…

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Obituary — Eula Mae Johnson

By Ron Hayes

DELRAY BEACH — When President Barack Obama brought his re-election campaign to the Delray Beach Tennis Center on Oct. 23, 2012, one sign caught his eye.

“I’m 103,” the sign said, and an elderly black woman got a warm hug from the nation’s first black president.

Eula Johnson was already 51 years old when Obama was born in 1961. She was 14 when Delray Beach was…

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Business Spotlight: Mizner condo developer moves headquarters to Boca to manage new project

By Christine Davis

El-Ad National Properties, an Elad Group company that develops, manages, sells and administers operations for 4,372 Florida properties, has moved its headquarters from Plantation to downtown Boca Raton in the Bank of America building, 150 E. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 400.

     From its new location, it plans to hire additional…

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Hospitality and culinary job fair: Benvenuto Restaurant & Banquet Facility, Boynton Beach — Aug. 7

The Community Caring Center and the Secret Garden, a culinary business development and job training center, hosted its second hospitality and culinary job fair in August to promote local jobs.  More than 35 restaurants, hospitals and hotels interviewed more than…

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County Pocket: Developer shares oceanfront townhouse details

ABOVE: Fourteen townhouses split among six buildings will have private beach access, while still maintaining two existing public beach access points. BELOW: Lush landscaping is planned with coconut palms, bougainvillea and a…

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State Rep., District 89 - R

Source: Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections

(Unofficial results)

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State Rep., District 89 - D

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Boca Raton Mayor's Race

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Boca Raton Council Seat A

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Reviving Plaza del Mar

Publix opening caps $10 million renovation that breathes life into aging landmark, excites residents…

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Philanthropy Notes: Philanthropy Tank returns for fourth year

Applications are open for Palm Beach County students in grades eight through 12 who want to participate in the Philanthropy Tank program.

The program fuels and inspires the next generation of leaders by challenging, empowering and equipping them to develop and execute sustainable initiatives and solutions. Philanthropist-investors fund the students’ projects and offer one-on-one mentoring. Since the program began four years ago, meaningful changes have been made…

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Trolley tour: Old School Square, Delray Beach — Aug. 16

The South Florida IBM Quarter Century Club and Alumni Association enjoyed a docent-led adventure through the downtown area. Members, their spouses and friends visited Old School Square, the Colony Hotel & Cabana Club and the beach followed by lunch at Ocean…

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DownRight ExtraOrdinary Evening of Wine and Food: Wine Cellar, Boynton Beach — July 25

The event that kicked off the DownRight ExtraOrdinary Walk for Down Syndrome (formerly the Buddy Walk) raised more than $3,500. The money will support expenses for the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization’s resource center, which offers programs for…

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Reception showcase: DeVos-Blum Family YMCA, Boynton Beach — Aug. 9

The YMCA of South Palm Beach County’s board of trustees invited more than 100 supporters to the lunchtime event where summer campers, including several served by the Caridad Center, greeted guests upon their arrival. On display were the artwork and science…

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Dining: Profusion of locally owned choices feeds Boynton’s booming restaurant scene

Driftwood moved into the space previously occupied by Scully’s on South Federal Highway.  Photo provided

By Jan Norris

Boynton Beach is seeing a…

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Installation luncheon: Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar, Delray Beach — July 18

The Soroptimist International of Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach chapter celebrated a year of making a difference for women at an affair chaired by Brandi Abrahams. Officers were installed by Kathi Pease, president of the Palm Beaches chapter. They…

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The Plate: A good pizza pie? Now, That’s Amore

The Plate: Diavola di Alessandro pizza

The Place: That’s Amore, 308 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach; 536-4100 or…

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Shopping: Meet three iconic tenants of Plaza del Mar

Stories by Mary Thurwachter

No stone unturned: A jeweler’s family tradition continues…

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Paws Up for Pets: Service dogs inspire Boynton Beach sisters’ book about their Prince

Sophie and Sabrina Ginsburg with Bailey (left) and Prince, who left service dog training after he developed Addison’s disease. Photo provided

By Arden Moore

Meet the tail-wagging, always happy Prince, who…

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