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Ocean Ridge: Visitor dies in head-on collision

By Ron Hayes



A visitor from Georgia was killed and a Boynton Beach woman received multiple minor injuries when their cars collided in Ocean Ridge early July 18.

Luci D. Menegolo, 55, of Kennesaw, Ga., was driving north on Ocean Ridge Boulevard about 2:12 a.m. that Saturday when her 2008 Nissan SUV veered into the southbound lane as she was negotiating the curve at the Boynton Inlet, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

She collided head-on with a 2007… Continue

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Delray Beach: Smart cards coming to beach-area parking

By Margie Plunkett



Don’t like to carry change? Beach-goers in Delray Beach will soon have a new option to pay for parking in several area lots and on A1A: a smart card.

The smart card — as well as credit cards and change — can be used in the $148,303 parking system that was newly installed and operating in beach-area parking lots as of June 26. The city hopes to make the smart cards available in August.

The new Pay-N-Display… Continue

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Along the Avenues: Boynton frame shop hangs it up after 28 years

By Thom Smith



A cursory glimpse at Boynton Beach east of U.S. 1 conjures up images of Tombstone, Ariz. — billed in an old TV Western as “the town that refused to die.” Yep, it’s slow in Boynton, but it’s not dead yet.

Ginny Foot is shuttering the Art of Framing on Ocean Avenue (July 24), but not because of the economy.

“I still have loyal customers from Ocean Ridge, Manalapan, Gulf Stream and Boynton,” she said. “I… Continue

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Delray Beach: Contest to elicit residents’ revenue ideas for city

DELRAY BEACH — Delray Beach is taking a unique approach to finding new revenue streams for the city to replace tanking property taxes: a contest. To win a $500 grand prize, $300 second prize or $200 third prize, all you have to do is come up with an idea for bringing in new income that’s easy to put in place and doesn’t increase taxes.

The contest, co-sponsored by the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, was established after long-time Delray Beach resident and Budget Task Force… Continue

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Delray Beach: New housing rules get city’s final approval

By Margie Plunkett



Delray Beach has a new set of rules in place for transient housing, limiting the number of unrelated people who can live in a household in single-family areas as well as the number of times a property can be leased, among other things.

Commissioners passed ordinances after a second public hearing July 7 that brought out another round of landlords, sober-house owners, single-family homeowners and other residents to defend their points of view. The debate… Continue

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A Star is born

By Jan Norris



The only way to beat the stifling summertime heat is to pull up a piece of shade by the pool and act like you’re on vacation.

That requires only sunglasses and a cool drink in your hand. Clothing is optional.

There are a number of watering holes in our area to find libations, if you’d rather buy than build a decent drink, but these recipes are so good, you’ll want to add them to your repertoire.

To honor The Coastal Star, the bar staff at Caffe… Continue

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Lantana: Town council holds tax rate

After hearing from town residents struggling to pay increasing utility bills, Lantana commissioners voted July 27 to not change the existing millage rate as part of their 2010 budget — charging Town Manager Michael Bornstein with finding other ways to fill a $341,000 deficit. The vote was 3-1 with Mayor David Stewart dissenting. Councilmember Lynn Moorehouse was absent.

Public hearings for the final 2010 budget were set for September 14 and 28.



Also at the meeting:

• The… Continue

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Interfaith 21: Delray clergy group plans ‘harvest’ dinner

By C.B. Hanif



It’s something that any congregation — or, better yet, group of congregations — can do.

This time it’s the Delray Beach Interfaith Clergy Association.

The idea germinated from photocopies of Peace Notes. And the note scribbled across them: “Could we do something like this here? Interfaith Harvest.”

One of the headlines in that spring 2006 issue of the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program newsletter read, “Shared Thanksgiving, Montclair Presbyterian Church,… Continue

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Meet Your Neighbor — Oblio Wish: Manalapan

Meet your neighbor: Oblio Wish

Caption: Manalapan resident Oblio Wish demonstrates Gyrokinesis: a low-impact body conditioning system developed in the mid 1980s by a former ballet dancer with the New York City Opera. A yoga teacher, her Kundalini name is Simran Kaun (the Woman Who Prays to God). Her birth name is Oblio, after her grandmother. Photo by Timothy Rivers



Oblio Wish, of Manalapan, is a slim blond ex-model turned… Continue

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PBIA sports many new features — and gum!

By Mary Thurwachter



Later this year, patrons of the Palm Beach International Airport will be able to zip in and out of airport parking lots settling with SunPass, the prepaid system used on Florida’s Turnpike and other toll roads.

“We don’t have it yet, “ said Casandra R. Davis, community affairs spokeswoman for the airport. “We don’t have a firm date; late 2009 is projected.”

But there’s always something new at the airport, which had humble beginnings as a field with a… Continue

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Obituary — James Wilson Clark: Ocean Ridge

By Mary Katherine Stump



OCEAN RIDGE — James Clark died July 21 at the age of 92. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Katherine Clark.

Mr. Clark was born in Fayetteville, Ark., and graduated cum laude from the University of Arkansas with a degree in business administration. He began working for Price Waterhouse in 1938 and became a partner in 1955. He oversaw the company’s St. Louis offices from 1968 until his retirement in 1976. He… Continue

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Boynton Beach: Historic preservation ordinance considered

The Boynton Beach City Commission has taken the first step toward the possible creation of a historic preservation ordinance.

The commission voted at its July 21 meeting to appoint an ad hoc committee to look into the issue. Although commissioners are intrigued by the benefits of such an ordinance, they want more information, including the impact on affected property owners and what rules the ordinance would mandate.

Barbara Ready, chairman of the Boynton Beach Arts Commission and the… Continue

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Delray Beach: Shark fishing banned from beach area

By Margie Plunkett



Anyone fishing for shark, be on notice: Delray Beach commissioners in July voted to prohibit shark fishing 300 feet from the municipal beach.

As part of the ordinance passed July 21, no chumming or baiting — using cut up bait to attract sharks — or the use of lures or rigs for shark fishing is allowed. And any accidental catches are required to be thrown back, the ordinance said.

The commissioners were responding to recent resident concern that shark… Continue

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Shoreline anglers need to buy license by Aug. 1

Florida’s resident saltwater anglers who fish from shore, or a structure affixed to shore, will need to buy a shoreline fishing license by Aug. 1, unless they have a regular resident saltwater fishing license. The cost is $7.50, plus administrative and handling fees.

The new license applies only to Florida resident saltwater anglers who fish from shore. Resident anglers may prefer to purchase the regular recreational saltwater license that covers them no matter where they fish for… Continue

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PB Par-3 course undergoes renovation

By Craig Dolch



Palm Beach Par-3 has long billed itself as “golf on the ocean” — that’s even the name of the course’s Web site — and soon this statement will be more appropriate.

Thanks to a long-awaited $4.8 million renovation that combines public and private money, Palm Beach Par 3 will have 50 percent more holes on the Atlantic Ocean when it reopens Nov. 1. Architect and Palm Beach resident Raymond Floyd’s plans have expanded the… Continue

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Obituary — Mark Benjamin Alba: County Pocket



By Ron Hayes



COUNTY POCKET — Mark Alba was never a mayor, but to his many friends and acquaintances in South County, he was "The Mayor."

"You couldn't go anywhere in Delray Beach without someone knowing him," remembers his roommate, John Kiggins. "He was just very popular, very social, and a real mainstay in the nightspots along Atlantic Avenue, even though he wasn't a drinker, so he became known as the mayor."

Mark "The… Continue

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Obituary — Cavet Cloyd Snyder: Delray Beach

By Ron Hayes



DELRAY BEACH — Cavet Snyder made money selling cold air, then gave it away with a warm heart.

Entering the nascent air-conditioning business just after World War II, Mr. Snyder sold the Stromberg Sheetmetal Co. of Rockville, Md., in 1987 and established the CCS Charitable Foundation.

“He lost his mother at 3 and his father at 10, so he always gave to children’s charities,” recalled his son, Marc Snyder. “Make-A-Wish… Continue

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Obituary — Ralph R. Zuckerman: Ocean Ridge

Obituary

Ralph R. Zuckerman

By Mary Katherine Stump



OCEAN RIDGE — Ralph Zuckerman, 93, a long-time resident of Crown Colony, died Monday, July 20. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Violet Schmitt Zuckerman. “Theirs’ was a true love story,” said his niece, Pam Holy. The two met at the Ford plant responsible for the production of airplane parts during WWII on the Southside of Chicago. He was a supervisor. She was responsible for quality control down on the… Continue

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Keep pets in mind while plotting your hurricane evacuation strategy

By Mary Thurwachter



Everyone who lives on a barrier island should have a hurricane evacuation plan and that plan should include Fido and Fluffy.

There is a shelter in the area that accepts pets, but if a shelter or a friend’s house is not in your plan, and you’re thinking about fleeing the storm, consider booking a room at a nice pet-friendly hotel like Casa Monica in St. Augustine or the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando. There are extra fees, of course, but you… Continue

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Paws Up for Pets!: DNA testing unravels the mysteries of your mutt

By Arden Moore



Love your mutt, but perplexed when it comes to pinpointing his breed blend? Sure, you make your best guess — and maybe solicit the suggestions of others. Now, thanks to a new DNA test, there’s a scientific way to sniff out your canine’s family tree.

Just be prepared to be surprised. I was. Two years ago, I adopted Cleo, my sweet 12-pound mystery mutt. At the time, she was a scared stray, dodging cars in my neighborhood… Continue

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