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The State of the Arts: Cultural organizations voice cautious optimism about prospects



By Hap Erstein



Upbeat, but not without concern.



That is the way professional arts institutions describe their view of the season ahead, which they certainly hope will be the last for a while that is riddled with economic challenges.



“The verbal reports that I’m getting from our…

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Classic film, theater options expanding in Boca Raton



By Hap Erstein

Despite economic challenges, there are are two new venues on Boca Raton’s arts scene. A completely new art film complex is opening at the end of the month at Florida Atlantic University, and Lynn University’s new theater continues to…

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Around Town: An away game? Mizner Park is the place for Dol-Fans to gather



By Thom Smith

Mustard and ketchup. Bees and honey. Beer and pretzels. Abbott and Costello. The Miami Dolphins and Boca Raton. They just naturally go…

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What's cooking in downtown Boca?

Mizner Park and Royal Palm Place are home to new restaurants and new concepts









By Jan Norris …

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Meet Your Neighbor: Patricia Fleitas — Highland Beach

Patricia Fleitas’ story is the classic story of immigrants who came to America to escape oppression and built lives in the new land.

But, as director of choral and vocal studies at Florida Atlantic University, Fleitas has taken her role a step further and inspired generations of singers, each of whom has trained with her for a career in music.

“You have to be an educator, an artist and a taskmaster,” said Fleitas of her role as… Continue

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Ready for their ocean journey

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They came. They relaxed. And then they headed out to sea from the same beach their ancestors have used for thousands of year.

The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center helped more than 50 baby loggerhead and leatherback sea turtles on their journey to the ocean during a recent hatchling release.

The… Continue

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Autumn's high tides may cause flooding

By Steve Plunkett



Fall has come and, with it, the season of higher-than-usual tides.

In the Intracoastal Waterway west of Ocean Ridge, for example, tides crested at 3.3 feet above mean low water levels in September. They’ll hit 4.1 feet with the new moon Oct. 7-9 and 3.9 feet again Nov. 3-4.

In March, April and May, by comparison, the tides will max out at 2.8 feet.

Tides peak twice each month, during the new and full phases of the moon, said Robert Molleda, a meteorologist… Continue

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Reef predator is exotic, spiny and edible



By Jan Norris



The pest from the Pacific Ocean called a lion fish could soon be called dinner.



Scott Hardin, exotic species coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,…

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Delray Beach: Residential trash rates fall



Residential trash collection rates will fall as of Oct. 1 after commissioners voted to reduce them about 3 percent. Despite the rate cut, many commercial users will

see costs go up, because the Solid Waste Authority raised disposal charges,

according to a memo from City Manager David Harden to commissioners.…



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Gulf Stream: Paying for underground powerlines may be a community event

By Steve Plunkett



Coming to your mailbox as soon as this month: a straw ballot asking whether the town should spend $4.6 million to bury electricity, cable TV and phone lines.



Town commissioners unanimously agreed at their September meeting that Town Manager William H. Thrasher…

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South Palm Beach: Police officers opt for union

By Tim O’Meilia



South Palm Beach police officers are following the lead of those in neighboring Manalapan and will join the Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association.



The town’s five rank-and-file officers voted unanimously last month to have the PBA as their collective…

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Celebrating Our Past, Toasting Our Future

Monday - 10/11 - Delray Then and Now - A benefit for the Delray Beach Preservation Trust is held at the old Arcade Tap Room (now Gol! The taste of Brazil), 411 East Atlantic Ave. Sponsored by the Delray Business Executives in conjunction with the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, the event includes a champagne reception, culinary bar, live music, video presentation and opening of the time capsule from the old… Continue

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The tangled webs we weave... on the table!



Banana spiders are taking over South Florida. But with Halloween almost here, don’t be scared. Be

daring. Put arachnids to good use in our spider-inspired holiday treats.



Other spider recipes: Web 101 |…
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The ‘Storybook House’ contest

Behind a vine-covered white picket fence on the Intracoastal Waterway, is a cottage dubbed “The Storybook House.” It is one of the first homes built on Hypoluxo Island, and it’s for sale.

The flamingo mailbox outside gives a hint to the Key West flavor of the inside. Cute, but modified over time, it needs a little TLC to restore the original charm.

The current owners love their little cottage, but have decided it’s time to sell. So, they’ve… Continue

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Briny Breezes: Population figure likely to face challenge

By Emily J. Minor



Town officials in Briny Breezes have finally written some proposed changes for the town’s long-term development plan, and now they’re waiting to see if state planners will agree with what they’ve suggested.

The probable sticking point?

The town’s estimated population — a little something that will help decide future construction numbers if a developer ever wants to swoop in again and try to remake the town from all mobile homes to oceanfront condos or… Continue

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Editorial: Art and inspiration transcend seasons

As I walk into my home I’m greeted with an original encaustic painting of a palm. I love the textures and colors. It puts my mind instantly at ease after a hectic day at the office.



Encaustic (or hot-wax painting) is an ancient art form, but the artist who created my painting was not old. She was 66.…



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Amendment 4 vote: 'A very tough call'

By Steve Plunkett



On one side is Florida Hometown Democracy, the sponsor of Amendment 4, supported by what it calls a “grass-roots group of committed volunteers’’ as well as the Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition, the Florida Public Interest Research Group and the Audubon Society of the Everglades, among others.

On the other side is Citizens for Lower Taxes and a Stronger Economy, which says its ‘‘grass-roots army’’ includes the Associated Builders and Contractors; the… Continue

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Along the Avenues: Boynton Diner scores chef with Ta-boo ties



By Thom Smith

In spite of the tough times and the crazy politics, life goes on in Boynton Beach. In fact, in some cases it’s getting better. Just ask Troy…

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Ocean Ridge: Police to get paid for all added hours

By Margie Plunkett



Police officers will be paid for a full, 104 extra hours they will work annually

because of a schedule change to 12-hour shifts, a reverse by Ocean Ridge

commissioners who initially agreed to pay for only 44 additional…

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Manalapan: Tahitian-inspired house sells for $15.5 million

By Christine Davis



Acqua Liana, the…

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