By Steve Plunkett
The Beach & Park District may not have to use eminent domain to seize two controversial properties on the oceanfront.
Arthur Koski, the district’s executive director and legal counsel, has been negotiating a way to take possession of undeveloped 2500 N. Ocean Blvd. and 2600 N. Ocean Blvd. since September.
“The owners of 2500 and 2600 are both willing to sell,” Assistant Director Briann Harms told district commissioners at their…Continue
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By Janis Fontaine
How often do you stop to listen?
And even if you do, how often do you encounter silence?
If you don’t, how will you ever hear the “still small voice” of God?
Silent worship is one of the hallmarks of the Quakers’ beliefs, and the Palm Beach Quakers invite you to learn about this topic and more during a “Meeting for Learning” each Sunday this month.
The Palm Beach Religious Society of Friends, as the local Quakers are known, will…
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By Steve Plunkett
A city consultant’s recommendations on undeveloped Ocean Strand and the popular Gumbo Limbo Nature Center caught Beach & Park District officials by surprise.
Kona Gray, of EDSA Inc., which is creating a comprehensive master plan for Boca Raton’s waterfront parks, said the city should make Ocean Strand its No. 5 priority for improvements, after the Wildflower parcel and South Beach, Spanish River and Palmetto Dune parks.
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The Wildflower parcel would be transformed into an urban oasis with flowering trees if Boca Raton adopts the master plan. EDSA Inc. via City of Boca Raton
By Steve Plunkett
If the city does nothing else with its parks, it…Continue
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By Sallie James
The Boca Raton City Council this month is expected to consider an ordinance to require permanent emergency generators in nursing homes, able to power the facilities for up to 96 hours.
But the executive director from one elder-care facility says it goes too far.
Kevin Wrenne, executive director of the 125-bed Banyan Place, at 2950 NW Fifth Ave., said the proposed ordinance has two major flaws: It requires the installation of…Continue
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Students at Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School in Boynton Beach donned cultural outfits, created display boards and served food based on their Hispanic countries of choice Nov. 17 while learning about various cultures and dancing to live mariachi music. Faculty and staff…Continue
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He was preceded in death by his father, Peter, mother, Livia, and sister Phyllis. He…Continue
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ABOVE: Ocean Ridge resident Rebekah Laflin plays at Town Hall with (l-r) Kimmy, Shane, Bobby and Adam Savage. BELOW: Rebekah Laflin plays flute and piano. She, the Savage brothers and Zach Hoffman make up the group Appassionato.…Continue
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Students of St. John Paul II Academy in Boca Raton donated clothing and other essentials for more than 200 angels on Dec. 13. The donations included sneakers, socks and underwear, plus small toys for holiday gifts. ABOVE: (l-r) Anthony Pecoraro, Christina Wayt, Francesca…Continue
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By Janis Fontaine
Sandoway Discovery Center will be shark central on Jan. 27 when Sharkfest 2018, a day of fun,…Continue
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Arlene Tervakoski (in apron), Jean Lindblad, Anja Laurik and Anja Vikkila attend ceremonies at Finland House to mark the centennial of Finland’s independence from Russia. Finland House’s location in Lantana merits a special street sign. Tim Stepien/The Coastal…Continue
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By Amy Woods
Supporters of a local charity will stomp down the sidewalk in stilettos ranging from stylish to silly during the Vince Canning…Continue
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Jennifer Rosemurgy and Linsey Desich with a truckload of diapers ready for delivery. Photo provided
Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams and Boca Raton City Councilman Robert…Continue
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Il Circolo, the Italian Cultural Society, had more than 120 guests for its annual Christmas party. Music by Gino De Marco with a special appearance by tenor Carlos De Antonis accompanied the feast. Among the guests were Rock & Roll Hall of Famer…Continue
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The Ocean Ridge Garden Club gathered to create flower arrangements for the community. Eighteen members made 50 creative arrangements that were distributed to local senior centers, the Community Caring Center of Greater Boynton Beach and Town Hall. ABOVE: (l-r) Club members…Continue
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Eight to 12 care packages are mailed to U.S. service members every month as one of the community projects of the Highland Beach chapter of UNICO National. The most recent mailing was timed for Christmas. Members not only collect all of the items but also pay for the…Continue
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The guest list numbered 165 at the resort’s La Coquille Club for a lavish celebration of the club’s 65th anniversary. La Coquille Club filed its application for incorporation in 1952, and today it has more than 300 members. ‘We are delighted to continue the…Continue
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esLes Girls of Palm Beach, an international club of foreign-born women founded in 1972, celebrated the end of another season and the start of a new year of monthly meetings for members. Members, 54 in all, represent 31 countries and gather to…Continue
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More than 75 Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens supporters attended a special event featuring special guest William Eiland, author of Ann Weaver Norton, Sculptor. Eiland’s presentation was a nice complement to the gardens’ first exhibition of the 2017-18 season, Ann…Continue
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