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Ocean Ridge: Residents' generosity acknowledged

Margie Plunkett and Mary Kate Leming



What a jolt to Ocean Ridge commissioners, who found a defibrillator at each of their chairs on the dais at the start of last month’s town meeting.

The brand-new machines weren’t intended as commentary on the liveliness of Ocean Ridge monthly meetings, however. They symbolized the town’s good fortune in receiving not one, but two generous gifts that made possible an abundance of the emergency medical devices used to restart a lifeless heart.…

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Paws Up for Pets: Doggie DNA files will help curb owners’ bad behavior

 

More and more communities are taking action

against owners who allow their dogs to leave

deposits on lawns and walkways. 



By Arden Moore

 

As a pet behaviorist who travels all…

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MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: Karen Robinson — Highland Beach

 

Karen Robinson wears a dress was made for her by the aunt

of the boy she tutored. The pattern was made from the

Vanuatu flag. The walking stick was a gift from teachers

of SE Ambrym in appreciation for the…

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Delray Beach: Seacrest High School Sports Reunion

More than 200 former Seacrest High School (1949-1970) athletes, coaches, faculty, cheerleaders and others attended a July 8-10 reunion.

 

LEFT: Delray Beach Mayor Woodie McDuffie, jokes with event organizer Dr. Carey J. Snyder (center), and Mary Ann Price…

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Boca Raton: Cutest Pet Contest Draws Adoptable Dogs

 

NCCI Holdings employees Lindsay Kaye, Beth Miller and Irania Acevedo Montello and an adoptable pup pose during a Cutest Pet Contest in Boca Raton. The event raised $1,000 for three shelters — The Tri-County Humane Society, the Humane Society of Broward…

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South Palm Beach: Cuts to music program may help budget

By Tim O’Meilia



South Palm Beach music lovers will no longer have a choice of two nights to watch their favorite performers, as the town’s cultural committee decided to cut the traditional back-to-back performances to a single night for each artist in its winter music series.

The committee also will concentrate on local talent for both the music and lecture series to cut travel expenses and help put the cultural program in the black.

“Tickets for the music series have been… Continue

Added by Mary Kate Leming on August 3, 2011 at 11:27am — 1 Comment

Obituary: Ann Matlack Greene

 

 

Ann Matlack Greene

By Liz Best

BOCA RATON — All of Ann Greene’s friends knew that her favorite color was pink, but this “The Lady in Pink” was also known and loved for her warmth, generosity and gentle…

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Summer Arts: Morikami exhibition highlights contributions of women to Japanese ceramics

 

Cornucopia 04-Y’IV (2004), by Etsuko Tashima

 



 

By Greg Stepanich 



The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is one of Palm Beach County’s most interesting…

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Briny Breezes: Town and board work to ease strain

By Tim O’Meilia



    The Briny Breezes Town Council and the corporation that owns most of the town took steps during July town budget meetings to ease the tensions between them.

    The council and the president of Briny Breezes Inc. discussed signing a contract that would guarantee the corporation pays 30 percent of the fire-rescue and police services for the 2012 budget year.

    While the corporation traditionally has contributed a similar percentage, the board members… Continue

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Boynton Beach: Building's historical value agreed upon, but future still up in the air

By Ron Hayes



In 1925, the famed society architect Addison Mizner agreed to design a building for the Boynton Beach Woman’s Club, provided the construction cost did not exceed $50,000.

Today, that wouldn’t keep his beautiful landmark open a year.

“Our annual operating budget is about $80,000,” says Patti Owens, president of the 102-year-old club. “Last year, our insurance alone was $30,000.”

And while the structure’s historical significance appreciates with each passing… Continue

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Grant focuses on turtle-survival

Sea turtles earned government attention last month, when the county accepted state grants to perform a sea turtle population study in the Lake Worth Lagoon and to publicize the need to douse artificial beach lighting during the spring turtle nesting season.

    The Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resource Management will spend $4,810 to print educational materials and erect signs noting the danger of lighting to turtle hatchlings.  The glow of urban lights contributed to 68… Continue

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InterFaith21: WXEL documentary focuses on Women’s Circles

Sisters Joan Carusillo (left) and Lorraine Ryan star in a WXEL documentary about Women’s Circles.

Photo by C.B. Hanif



By C.B. Hanif

 

Our own Women’s Circle’s sisters are about to…

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Obituary — Robert Hudson Neff

By Ron Hayes



DELRAY BEACH — Some men are blessed with long lives, and some are blessed with full lives.

Robert Hudson Neff had both.

    He was born on Jan. 24, 1916, in Canfield, Ohio, and died here on July 24, at exactly 95½ years of age.

In between, Mr. Neff filled his days with personal… Continue

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Obituary — William Henry Coleman Jr.

GULF STREAM — William Henry Coleman Jr., 88, of Gulf Stream and Watch Hill, R.I., passed away on July 18. He was born in Providence, R.I., to W. Henry Coleman Sr. and Margaret Martin Coleman.

Mr. Coleman was a graduate of Dartmouth College. He joined his father in the real estate business in Providence and… Continue

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Obituary — Howard E. Hassler

MANALAPAN — Howard E. Hassler, a former president of Allied Stores Corp., died July 7. He was 82 and had been a local resident since 2001.

Born June 9, 1929, in New York City, Mr. Hassler was a graduate of Long Island University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

“He worked his way through college on a basketball scholarship,” recalled his wife, Joanne. “He had wanted to be an architect, but they told him it would require too many hours from basketball. He asked,… Continue

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Pirate will head to sea with friends one last time

By Ron Hayes



COUNTY POCKET — The American flag at 12 Surf Road in the county pocket flew at half-staff last month, to mark the passing of a pirate.

Here in the pocket, this cozy warren of beachside bohemia, pirates are granted the same respect as presidents, and 12 Surf Road was not the only yard with a… Continue

Added by Mary Kate Leming on August 3, 2011 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

Obituary — Mary Wattles

By Emily J. Minor



BRINY BREEZES — Mary Wattles, who discovered the magic of Briny Breezes back in 1985 and loved it from that first moment on, died June 20 in the Florida home she so loved. She was 85.

Her daughter, Beth, who lived with her for years in their Briny mobile home, gave her mother the… Continue

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John G's prepares for mid-August opening in Manalapan

By Jan Norris

 

John G’s restaurant, the landmark eatery torn down in the Lake Worth Casino reconstruction project, is only weeks away from its reopening in its new Manalapan locale.

Wendy Yarbrough, one of the original Giragos family owners, said they’re “really getting into it now. We had a couple of setbacks – we’re having to do a little more than we planned. This is an older building, so we found broken pipes and water in the walls – all that has to be repaired before…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on July 26, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

In Gulf Stream it's official: Electric, phone and cable TV are going underground

By Steve Plunkett

       It’s official now—property owners in town will pay non-ad valorem special assessments to put electric, phone and cable TV lines underground, out of the view and away from wind and salty air.

Sitting June 30 as the Board of Equalization, town commissioners voted unanimously that the assessment plan developed by consultant Willdan Financial Services was fair.

‘’I think the proposal is reasonable and we should make the decision,’’ Mayor William Koch…

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South Palm Beach: Town rejects offer of police coverage by Manalapan

By Tim O’Meilia

                  The South Palm Beach Town Council rejected June 21 an offer from Manalapan Mayor Basil Diamond to supply police and dispatch services to the town.

                  In a June 6 letter to the Town Council, Diamond outlined two options that he said would save the town $401,000 to $730,000, or 43 percent to 78 percent of its police and dispatching budget.

                  Mayor Donald Clayman disputed the estimated…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on June 30, 2011 at 9:53am — 1 Comment

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