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Around Town: Mayor’s dancing-champ son has tips for Boca Ballroom Battlers

Jay Whelchel and Mariya-Khristina Shurupova practice for last year’s

Boca’s Ballroom Battle at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.
Photo by Jerry Lower…

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Lantana: Town wants old bridge to have future under water

By Tim O’Meilia



From bridge to rubble … to reef? Maybe, if financing can be found.

The town of Lantana is trying to persuade county officials to spend an additional $300,000 and use the crumbled parts of the soon-to-be demolished Ocean Avenue Bridge as an artificial reef.

Lantana doesn’t have the cash, but Town Manager Michael Bornstein wants Palm Beach County to take on the extra expense.

 “We are going to encourage the County Commission to keep the old bridge in… Continue

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Boynton Beach: Users of old Boynton High School will encounter big cost

By Ron Hayes



    How do you persuade someone to spend about $5 million?

    Commissioners pondered the question at their July 5 meeting as they heard a staff report on the future of the historic 1927 Boynton Beach High School building.

    The city has made clear its interest in seeing the 28,000-square-foot landmark on Ocean Avenue preserved and renovated. Now they must prepare a “request for proposals,” in essence a statement to potential buyers that details just what’s being… Continue

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Coastal Star: Award-winning entrepreneur stresses importance of family — Boca Raton

 

James E. Patrick is a founding shareholder and CEO

of National Healing Corp., founded in 1996.  Patrick

received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year

2011 Florida Award in the health care category. Photo by Tim…

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Coasting Along: Homespun green market offers plants, pigs, face painting and more

 

Fresh produce is the focus of Ellenville Garden Center, in Boca Raton, that draw s 200 to 300 people to a farmer's market each Thursday evening. Photo by Jerry Lower.

By Deborah S.…

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Boca Raton: City seeks ideas, partners for Wildflower property development

By Margie Plunkett

 

Boca Raton is looking for public suggestions as well as letters of interest from potential developers on uses for the Wildflower property, a vacant piece of waterfront land the city bought for $7.5 million in 2009.

“This is a premier space and we really have to consider seriously what we’d like to do,” said council member Michael Mullaugh at a workshop meeting last month.

The 2-acre property, on the Intracoastal Waterway on…

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Meet Your Neighbor: Gerry Pagano — Delray Beach

Gerry Pagano is the kind of guy you’d like to meet at a party when the conversation turns to “What do you do for a living?” His career has taken him from the cockpit of an Army helicopter in Vietnam to the controls of Palm Beach County’s air ambulance program. In between, Pagano spent several years directing… Continue

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Bethesda Next's Lite Bites Event: Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Boynton Beach

Tandy Robinson, Sean and Michelle Donahue and Stacey Hallberg were guests at Bethesda Next’s Lite Bites Event held July 13 at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach. More than 100 guests enjoyed the evening with ‘dinner by the bite’ from area restaurants. The event raised $5,000 for the Bethesda… Continue

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Music Building Dedication: St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, Boynton Beach

The Rev. Martin W. Zlatic leads the groundbreaking for the new music building at St. Joseph’s Episcopal church in Boynton Beach. A Champagne toast and ceremony was held directly after the July 10 dedication.

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PR Yak Yak: Crane's BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar, Delray Beach

Jennifer Sullivan and Ann Margo Peart attend the fifth annual PR Yak-Yak held July 21 at Crane’s BeachHouse in Delray Beach. Co-hosted by the Gold Coast PR Council and PRSA-Palm Beach, the event drew more than 80 local marketing, media and public relations professionals and netted about $1,400, which was…

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Boca Raton: Former wild child bares all about growing up in early Boca

 

 

 

Diane Benedetto (left) poses with her mother and

her brother Buddy in a photograph dating from the 1920s.

Photo by Lauren Loricchio. Historical photos courtesy of the Boca Raton Historical Society…

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Gulf Stream: Enjoying the Atlantic

Connor Kenney caught and released this shark off the coast of Gulf Stream near Jamaica Square while visiting his grandparents, Samuel and Elise Sherer. The angler spent three weeks visiting from Massachusetts. Family… Continue

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Boca Raton: $10.4 million Boca condo sets records

 

Realtor Senada Adžem represented the buyers in the purchase of a $10.4 million condo.

                                                                                                        Photo by Tim Stepien



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Highland Beach: Ex-mayor moves to Boca after suing his condo association

By Steve Plunkett

 

Former Mayor Jim Newill is moving out of town five months after losing his re-election bid to a campaign engineered by his neighbors and former supporters at Villa Costa condominiums. He bought his new condo in Trieste at Boca Raton from the brother of…

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Boca Raton Museum of Art has a new director

 

                                             Steven V. Maklansky is the new director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

 

Steven V. Maklansky began his new post as director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art in July. 

Previously, Maklansky was the executive director at the Brevard Art…

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Boca Raton: Undeveloped Ocean Strand figures in beach and parks budget

By Steve Plunkett

 

The city and the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District plan to spend $15,000 in the coming budget year at Ocean Strand, mostly to cut the grass.

It’s the same amount that was set aside in the current fiscal year, which started Oct. 1. So far, only $2,520 has been spent maintaining the grounds at the 15-acre undeveloped site, which straddles State Road A1A between Spanish River and Red Reef parks.

The number is dwarfed…

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Boca Raton: City council declined vote on tax rate

By Margie Plunkett

 

Boca Raton’s city manager will submit his recommended preliminary tax rate to the county after the City Council declined to vote on a tax rate late in July.

City Manager Leif Ahnell recommended a tax rate of $3.15 for $1,000 of a home’s assessed value on a budget that includes a proposed $20 increase in the fire fee. Without the fire services assessment fee increase, the budget would have fallen $1.6 million short.

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Gulf Stream: Mayor Koch surprised with commendation

By Steve Plunkett

   

    A surprise addition to the Town Commission’s July agenda made the mayor’s day.

“I’m here this morning not seeking a variance, not seeking an appeal, not seeking an exception,’’ state Rep. Bill Hager said after commissioners ended a lengthy public hearing on exactly those topics.… Continue

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Along the Coast: New and old technologies contribute to storm readiness

 

                                                                 Globalstar's GSP-1700 satellite phone sells for about $499.

By Steve Pike

 

The saying “Technology is great as long as it works,” couldn’t be more true than in the aftermath of a devastating…

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Special Report: Public water treatments can be a matter of taste

 

                                                                            Photo by Tim Stepien

Special Report: Does what's flowing from your tap pass the…

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