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Delray Beach: Team plans talent show to help pay for beach pavilion

Architect Bob Currie has designed a beach pavilion to replace the current one at Atlantic Avenue and A1A in Delray Beach.

Photo by

Tim Stepien

By Mary Jane Fine



Right now, the project…

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South Palm Beach: Citizen board appointed... to fill other boards

By Tim O’Meilia



Q: What’s the best way to fill a town advisory board?

A: Form another board.

That’s what the South Palm Beach Town Council did Jan. 25. They had to. The town charter says so.

It’s right there in Art. II, Sec. 2-9:  “To assist the Town Manager in making recommendations for appointment to boards and committees … a citizen advisory council shall be established …”

Never mind that there hasn’t been a Citizens Advisory… Continue

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Municipal governmental seats up for grabs

By C.B. Hanif



It’s been said that all politics is local. For folks seeking to resolve local issues, the second Tuesday in March — Election Day — is the traditional date for significant civic action.

Public offices from mayor to town councils will be up for vote that day in Briny Breezes, Delray Beach, Gulf Stream, Lantana, Manalapan, Ocean Ridge, South Palm Beach and other Palm Beach County municipalities.

Here are seats up for election, the candidates who have filed to run as… Continue

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Voter registration deadline is near

By C.B. Hanif

The books close Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. for those who need to register to vote in the March 8 general municipal elections.

To register, contact the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections office at (561) 656-6200 or pbcelections.org.

Generally, any 18-year-old U.S. citizen and legal Florida resident may register by submitting a completed voter registration application online or to a Supervisor of Elections office.

Once registered, a voter receives a registration card… Continue

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Forums on calendar to hear views of candidates

It maybe snow season up North, but it’s municipal election season in Palm Beach County.    

Since it’s hard to tell the candidates apart without a candidate forum, several have been scheduled in south county municipalities where elections are expected to be contested.

With any luck, the candidates will wear name tags.

The nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County is sponsoring two forums, possibly more, if the field of candidates warrants…

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Delray Beach: Segway Tours looks to segue into street-legal status

By Linda Haase

 

When Buck Ward opened Segway Tours of Delray in November, he was ecstatic. The Pineapple Grove business’ grand opening was a festive event, attracting a crowd, including Delray Beach City Commissioner Gary Eliopoulos.

A few days later, Ward discovered that his business was in jeopardy because the city bans Segways on its streets. Since then, he’s been trying to work out an agreement with city officials to amend the ordinance.

And, after the Jan. 11 City… Continue

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Ocean Ridge: Town aims for more control over neglected properties

Town commissioners will hold public hearings Feb. 7 on two ordinances that would let Ocean Ridge collect payment for repairing or demolishing neglected properties.

The ordinances provide a means for commissioners to set up a special tax district and to assess property owners who haven’t corrected neglected properties or paid the town after it’s stepped in to correct the issues.

The number of foreclosed and neglected properties that have popped up in the wake of the housing market… Continue

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Blaze kills boater; classes aim to lesson boating dangers

Firefighters extinguish a blaze on a boat at Delray Harbor Club Marina. One man died in the fire. Photo courtesy of Delray Beach Fire-Rescue

By Rich Pollack



The 32-foot cabin cruiser, The Quarterdeck, had finished refueling at the Delray Harbor…

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Delray Beach: Musical memoir is perfectly Patsy

Lisa Mills (left) and C.C. Currie star in the Delray Beach Playhouse production of Always ... Patsy Cline. Photo by Jerry Lower

By Ron Hayes



During the day, C.C. Currie is a cat-scan technologist from Sunrise.

At night, she’s Louise Seger, a star-struck country music fan…

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Obituary — Alieda Nelson Riley: Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH — Alieda Nelson Riley, a long-time Delray Beach resident and World War II veteran who moved here after the war, raised six children in a historic house by the sea and later became an ardent preservationist and avid gardener, died Jan. 10. She was 91.

Active until just a few months before her death,… Continue

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Obituary — Margot Suzanne Graham: Delray Beach

By Emily J. Minor



DELRAY BEACH — Margot Suzanne Graham, who grew up on Long Island and developed her sense of adventure as the daughter of a career Navy man, died Dec. 21 at the age of 65.

Mrs. Graham moved to Florida to live with her parents in the mid-1980s, said her husband, Allen P. Huntington — who met her shortly after that move. The two had been married for nearly 19 years at the time of her death.

A lover of travel and golf, Mrs. Graham worked for SunTrust bank for many… Continue

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Obituary — John M. Regan Jr.: Ocean Ridge

By Mary Thurwachter



OCEAN RIDGE — John M. Regan Jr., or Jack, as he was called, left a rich legacy that went beyond academic achievements, military decorations, business promotions, board and trustee appointments, and all the other trappings of public visibility, said his oldest son, John M. Regan III, known… Continue

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Meet Your Neighbor: Frank Maguire, Jr. — Manalapan

Frank Maguire Jr., an owner of Quigley-Maguire of Delray Beach, has designed an office space in the 2011 Red Cross Designers’ Show House in West Palm Beach. This is his fifth year participating in the show house.

Photo by

Jerry…

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Obituary — Connie Oleson: Briny Breezes

By Ron Hayes



BRINY BREEZES — Connie Oleson liked to paint furniture and give it to friends. She liked long walks up and down Old Ocean Boulevard. She liked fishing in the surf in front of the Briny Breezes clubhouse.

Most of all, she liked people, and people liked her.

“She was a heckuva gal,”… Continue

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Obituary — Donald Vigeant: Ocean Ridge

By Liz Best



OCEAN RIDGE — Donald Vigeant spent his final years doing the things that defined his life — gardening, walking the beach, playing golf and listening to music.

“He couldn’t sit still,” said his wife, Lynne Vigeant. “He was not a couch potato.”

Mr. Vigeant died Jan. 18, at the… Continue

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Obituary — Carter Golembe: Delray Beach



By Dianna Smith



DELRAY BEACH — Carter Golembe wanted to be a poet.

This powerful, intelligent man… Continue

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Obituary — Joseph A. Piantedosi Sr.: Ocean Ridge

By Emily J. Minor



OCEAN RIDGE — Joseph A. Piantedosi Sr., the retired president of the Piantedosi Baking Co. Inc., who moved to Ocean Ridge 20 years ago after first trying Boca Raton and deciding condo living wasn’t for him, died Jan. 9.

He was 87.

Mr. Piantedosi is legendary…

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Obituary — Leon Sol Zimmerman: South Palm Beach

By Tim O’Meilia



SOUTH PALM BEACH — Leon “Lee” Sol Zimmerman, a former vice mayor and councilman and one of the founders of the town’s popular music and lecture series, died Jan. 23. He was 90.

When Lee and Bernice Zimmerman settled permanently in South Palm Beach in 1985, they brought with them…

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Valentine's Day: Love & Chocolate

The Devil’s Food Cake prepared by Ana Pheterson, pastry chef at 32 East. Photo by Tim Stepien

By Jan Norris



Who knows when chocolate began to be associated  with Saint Valentine’s Day? The history of that marriage is vague.…

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Paws Up for Pets: Keep your pet's choppers in tiptop shape

Dr. Tiffany Brown (left) holds Red Boy, a Bichon Frise, as his…

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