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Ocean Ridge: Pests and posts get commission’s attention



By Margie Plunkett



The booming no-see-um population is apparently happy — and that means Ocean Ridge residents are not.



Despite the budgeted spraying to control the nearly invisible, biting pests, residents donned their “Don’t Bug Me”…

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Lantana: GreenFest visitors get a charge out of Roadster

By Rich Pollack



Every now and then, Lori Berman forgets the red Tesla Roadster she’s driving is not a typical set of wheels.



She’s reminded often, however, especially when someone in the car next to her at a stoplight pulls out a cell…

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Manalapan: Town looks again at burying utilities

By Steve Plunkett



Manalapan is once again looking at whether to put electric, cable and telephone lines underground on the Point.



Mayor Kelly Gottlieb told commissioners she had learned that Gulf Stream was planning to bury its lines for about $16,000 per home, much less than the…

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Coasting Along: Parrot, paintings and pizza make a comfy trifecta



By Tim Norris

Frankie isn’t talking. He’s engaged, at the moment, with a jalapeño pepper, which he is bolting down in large bits.



Anthony isn’t talking, either. He’s knuckle-deep in a pizza dough, rolling and tossing it, layering…

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Magnolia Society blooms more graciously with each passing year



By Emily J. Minor

Charity work might seem daunting if you’ve never done it. All those phone calls. All that check writing. All that traipsing around town for corporate sponsors.

All that time.…

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Lantana: Council returns Cenacle property to residential zoning

By Margie Plunkett



The retreat property owned by the Catholic Cenacle Sisters will return to a residential land use after a deal to build a luxury resort on the Intracoastal property fell apart.



Council members voted Oct. 28 to restore the original designation to the 10-acre…

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Hypoluxo Island house has a storied past

Corrections

An article about the Storybook House on Hypoluxo Island that appeared in the December issue misstated the date that the first bridge to the island was built. The first wooden bridge was constructed in 1925.

In a photo appearing with the same story, a caption indicated a young girl standing in front of the Storybook House was the owner’s daughter. This was incorrect. The young girl in the photograph is…

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Interfaith21: Holocaust memoirs have lessons for us now



By C.B. Hanif

Deborah Lee Prescott is a Christian, who teaches at Palm Beach Atlantic University, a Christian college, but whose passion is to study the memoirs and autobiographies of Jewish victims of the Holocaust.…



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From teaching turtle to film star, in the snap of a flipper



By Mary Jane Fine



From the outset, it was clear that FeeBee possessed star quality, a certain je ne sais quoi that set her apart from all the rest. She had vitality, drive, oodles of personality. And not even Dakota Fanning debuted at so tender an age.…



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Ocean Ridge: Escaped macaws? An unhappy ending would be for the birds







By Tim Norris

Oct. 3, Sunday, 10 a.m.: It was quiet in the Van Egmond home at the end of Coconut Lane in Ocean Ridge.

Too quiet.…

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Gulf Stream still hopes to influence Walmart

By Steve Plunkett



The town of Gulf Stream is “regretful’’ it wasn’t able to stop a Walmart from being built across the street in Boynton Beach the way homeowners in Delray Beach

apparently were, its town manager says.



“We’re still trying to apply pressure,’’ Town Manager…

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Police to use volunteers in office

HIGHLAND BEACH — Town commissioners decided using a free volunteer instead of a paid administrative assistant was OK in the Police Department but not in the Town Hall lobby.



Chief Craig Hartmann assured them other towns use volunteers as a receptionist and first point of contact for residents seeking police help.



“They become the best ambassadors for your department,” he said.



Plus the town would save up to $75,000 a year in salary and benefits by not hiring a… Continue

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Highland Beach to vote on whether to replace aging fire truck

The old Highland Beach fire truck was used in a dramatic rescue at the Toscana condos.

Photo courtesy of Delray Beach Fire-Rescue





By Steve Plunkett



It’s in the shop a lot, and repair bills are mounting. It’s not easy to drive in tight places. And every time it gets back to the station, the life support equipment has to be taken out and plugged… Continue

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South County’s life-savers





By Mary Jane Fine



Patrick McGlamery wasn’t nicknamed Squid for nothing. A water-baby who learned to swim at three months, he surprised no one when he dived into life guarding just out

of high school. He joined Boca Raton’s…

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New Intracoastal manatee signage months away

By Nirvi Shah

New signs that warn boaters of speed limits and note the possible presence of manatees in the Intracoastal Waterway could be months away from being installed.



The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission has plans for several new signs throughout Palm…

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A Coastal Star: Gulf Stream's croquet connection

By Tim O’Meilia

Picture a neighborhood agitator. A troublemaker. An interloper. Now imagine a white-haired thoracic surgeon dressed in his croquet whites — cotton Bermuda shorts and polo-style shirt — propping a croquet mallet on his shoulder at a jaunty angle.…

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A Coastal Star: An advocate for reading, library



By Scott Simmons



With Betty Grinnan, her voice says it all.

It is at once authoritative and humorous. Focused, but sweetened with the honeyed accent of her native Virginia.

And Grinnan uses that voice to get things done.

As a member of the Friends of the Boca Raton Library and as liaison between the Friends and the Library Advisory Board, Grinnan helped prod the City Council into agreeing to build a larger library a few… Continue

Added by Mary Kate Leming on September 30, 2010 at 3:52pm — 1 Comment

Editorial: Looking ahead to our cultural future



Another season is upon us, and that’s cause for celebration.



As writer Hap Erstein underscores in his report on the state of the arts in eastern Boca Raton and Highland Beach, our cultural leaders are cautiously optimistic in these times of economic strife.…



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Boca votes to build library north of current location

By Margie Plunkett



The direction Boca Raton council gave its city manager on where to locate the new library: Two blocks north from the current building at the former Causeway Lumber site.



The council favored the new site 3 to 1, and made its wishes known after a Sept. 13 public…

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