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Obituary: Hugh McCormick Jr.

By Ron Hayes



    OCEAN RIDGE — Some of us yearn for a little more spice in our lives.

    Hugh McCormick Jr. was born to a world filled with it, and spent his working days spreading the flavors and fragrances far and wide.

    In 1885, Mr. McCormick’s great-uncle, Willoughby…

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Boynton Beach: City acts to limit its cemetery to residents

By Jane Smith



    Boynton Beach wants to stop out-of-towners from being buried at its city cemetery because it is running out of space.

    In early February, the City Commission approved new rules that would allow only full-time residents, their immediate families and direct descendants to purchase grave sites at Boynton Beach Memorial Park.

    Former commissioners and mayors also were given burial-access rights, along with military veterans.

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Boynton Beach: Marina ribbon cutting set for March 31

A passive park has replaced the old dive shop at the Boynton Beach Marina.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Jane Smith

    

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Boynton Beach: 500 Ocean project given more time in exchange for better care of site

Work continues on the site of the planned 500 Ocean complex,

including the corner of Southeast Fourth Street and East Ocean Avenue.

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Along the Coast: Summer program to let locals enjoy St. Andrews Club

A light rain did not spoil a family event at the club. Holly Wamser and daughter Libby talk with Taylor Morris.

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Business Spotlight: Chambers present awards, install officers

Delray Beach author and developer Frank McKinney addresses an open-house crowd

from atop his latest effort, a micro-mansion being offered at $3.95 million.

The 4,042-square-foot home is near the…

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Boca Raton: Sugar Sand facelift

Frank Gonzales, top, and Fernando Aciento, bottom, paint the original wooden-brick head

inside the rebuilt playground of Boca Raton’s Sugar Sand Park.

The playground is expected to be…

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Boca Raton: City seeks dismissal of Wildflower suit

By Steve Plunkett

    

    Boca Raton wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by a group seeking to invalidate an ordinance that reserves city-owned land along the Intracoastal Waterway for public uses only.

    The suit by ForBoca.org Inc., whose leader is former Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce chief Mike Arts, “is filled with conclusory and inconsistent allegations,” the city says in a motion filed Jan. 30.

    ForBoca.org calls the initiative ordinance…

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Boca Raton: Find another place for boat ramps, new commissioners say

By Steve Plunkett



    The city’s plans to renovate Rutherford and Lake Wyman parks — revised to appease their Golden Harbour neighbors — have new opponents: the two new commissioners of the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District.

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A tradition of talent: Briny art show marks 65th anniversary

Marie Soltis at the Briny Art League studio with her painting of a blue heron at Wakodahatchee Wetlands.

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Boca Raton: Five candidates in the running for two council seats

    The city of Boca Raton’s municipal election will take place March 14, as five candidates will compete for two seats on the City Council. The winners will serve three-year terms.

Profiles compiled by Steven J. Smith

Council Seat A

Patti Dervishi…

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Boca Raton: Two vie for mayor’s post

    The city of Boca Raton’s municipal election will take place on March 14. The winners will serve three-year terms.



Mayors Forum

    The Boca Raton Tribune will host a forum March 10 for residents to meet and learn more about the two candidates running for mayor. The forum will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Wayne Barton Study Center, 269 NE 14th St., Boca…

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Circle of Hope Gala: Westchester Country Club, Boynton Beach

March 30: Artist DUAIV will create a one-of-a-kind painting to be auctioned during Women’s Circle’s 13th-annual fundraising gala. Enjoy dinner, live music, silent auction, raffle and dancing.Proceeds from the event support programs to…

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Boca Raton: Candidates talk about their plans at homeowners forum

By Steve Plunkett



    Mayor Susan Haynie painted election rival Al Zucaro as a visionless complainer; Zucaro in turn said that under Haynie’s watch, problems in the city never get resolved.

    And so it went at a candidate forum Feb. 6 sponsored by the Federation of Boca Raton Homeowner Associations, which also featured questions to the five candidates running for two City Council seats.

    Haynie said her efforts had brought millions of dollars to Boca…

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Highland Beach: New faces will be seen on commission

By Rich Pollack



    Highland Beach voters will be visiting a new polling place when they select a mayor and two commissioners on March 14, and they’ll see more names on the ballot than they have in recent memory.

    In a town where candidates — especially incumbents — often run unopposed, the 2017 municipal elections mark a vivid departure from the past.

    Three candidates, Melissa Ebbs, Carl Gehman and Elyse Riesa, are vying for a two-year commission…

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Pay it Forward: Poet, naturalist to speak at Literacy Coalition fundraiser

Love of Literacy Luncheon committee members (l-r, in front) Patricia Knobel, Stephanie Kahlert, Deborah Ghostine, Lisa Fullmer, Nicole Pasquale, Laura Silver, (in back) Ken Spillias, Jorgette Smith, Lynn Kalber, Carol Rose, Susan Rabinowitz, Jennifer…

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Philanthropy Notes: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties welcomes 3

Susan Brockway, Dennis Hudson and Jane Mitchell have joined the board of an organization that manages a $154 million endowment and has been serving the region for more than four decades.

    Brockway is a CPA who worked at a national accounting firm and later as the financial controller for a real-estate…

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Highland Beach: Spring Fling set for March 25

    Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, the town of Highland Beach is bringing back its Spring Fling community event with food, entertainment and a variety of vendors.

    Set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 25 in the Town Hall parking lot, the free event will also offer residents an opportunity to securely shred important documents, register pets with the Police Department should they get lost or stolen, and hear a musical performance at 12:30 by soloist Errol Dante.…

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Highland Beach: Involved volunteer named to fill commission vacancy

By Rich Pollack



    Highland Beach town leaders last month appointed George Kelvin, an active Highland Beach resident and a commission candidate in 2012, to fill the commission seat that opened with incumbent Lou Stern’s death in early February.

    “George is a man who is very low-key,…

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Highland Beach: Town’s civilian employees vote for union representation

By Rich Pollack



    Civilian employees in Highland Beach, in a 9-5 vote, agreed to form a union and be represented by the Florida State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police.

    During an election Feb. 2 in which 18 civilian town employees were eligible to vote, four workers chose not to cast their ballots, according to the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission, which oversees the process.

    Fraternal Order of Police state representative Joe Puleo…

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