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Graduation: Gulf Stream School

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katarina Theresa Sperduto signs pillows with classmates after her eighth-grade graduation ceremony held June 10 at the Gulf Stream School. Photo by

Lauren…

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A salute to area graduates: High School



 

 

 

 

 

Left: John Doyle, son of John and Andrea Doyle of coastal Boca…

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A salute to area graduates: College

 

 

Left: Katie Coz and her brother Joey Coz (rising junior at College of Charleston)

 

 

KATIE COZ

College/Field of Study: Sewanee, University of the South, BA Economics

Hometown: Ocean Ridge

High School: St. Andrew’s…

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Obituary — Kenneth Charles Ellingsworth



Kenneth Charles Ellingsworth, life-long resident and ambassador for Delray Beach as the executive director of the city’s Chamber of… Continue

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Obituary — Doris B. O' Leary

By Tim O’Meilia



SOUTH PALM BEACH — Doris B. O’Leary, a gracious New Englander who lived in South Palm Beach for more than half a century — by all accounts longer than anyone else in town — died May 28. She was 102, perhaps the oldest person in town.

Mrs. O’Leary and her husband, Arthur, plunked down cash for a condominium at the Imperial House, which hadn’t been built yet, in about 1960. That pre-construction purchase served the New England transplants well.

The couple never… Continue

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Obituary — Ides Makris

By Ron Hayes



    OCEAN RIDGE — Ides Makris loved to travel.

    “That was her hobby,” remembers her husband, Geris. “Italy, France, Athens — you name it. She said, ‘Live life to the fullest.’ We have a picture of her on the Amalfi coast, leaning over the railing overlooking those azure blue waters, and… Continue

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Obituary — John Joseph Wurster

By Emily J. Minor



    OCEAN RIDGE — John Joseph Wurster died knowing the Colonel’s secret recipe.

    “He knew it, he really did,” said Wurster’s widow, Josephine, the granddaughter of Kentucky Fried Chicken icon and founder Harland Sanders.

    “I don’t know it, but he did mix the… Continue

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Obituary — Vivian Krick Hill

DELRAY BEACH —  Vivian Krick Hill, a resident of the Cambridge condominium since 2000, died May 27. She was 77 and had been a seasonal resident since 1990.

Mrs. Hill was born in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and was a graduate of the College of William & Mary, where she earned a degree in sociology and met Roger W. Hill, her husband of 54 years.

During the 1980s, Mrs. Hill served two four-year terms on the township committee of Chatham, N.J. The Hills also were residents of Blairsville, Ga.,… Continue

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Boca Raton: Exhibit chronicles computer giant’s big footprint

 

IBM announced its plans to open a plant in Boca Raton

in 1967. Courtesy of the Boca Raton Historical Society



 

By Mary Jane Fine

 

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A final bow for Florida Stage

By Scott Simmons



The one-time cultural jewel of Manalapan is gone.

Florida Stage rang down its final curtain in June, nearly two decades after it came to Plaza del Mar and one season after it left the barrier island for the Kravis Center.

The theater company was known for its derring-do in… Continue

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Along the Coast: Brown pelicans to fly off the threatened species list

 

The brown pelican was listed  as a threatened species in 1973. Photo by Jerry Lower.

By Ron Hayes

 

On June 8, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission voted unanimously to remove the brown pelican from its list of threatened…

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Penthouse sells for $10.4 million

The sale of a 6,900-square-foot penthouse at One Thousand Ocean in Boca Raton for $10.4 million is the highest priced condominium purchase in Palm Beach County this year.

It’s also the first penthouse closing (June 2) at the condo since its 2006 launch.

Corcoran Realtor Senada Adzem represented the buyers, a young family from Europe.

With two private terraces totaling 4,000 square feet of outdoor living space, the home comes with 14-foot ceilings, a private cabana,…

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$5 million gift for Boca hospital

Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s foundation received a $5 million donation from Elaine J. Wold and the family of the late Dr. Keith C. Wold to start the Wold Family Center for Emergency Medicine.

The new program will enhance the hospital’s emergency department with expedited emergency care and an emphasis on clinical excellence, efficiency and privacy, according to Jan Savarick, president of Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation.

Keith Wold was a board member at the hospital…

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Boca Raton: Construction complete on Palmetto Park Road

By Margie Plunkett

Drivers can lay off the horn on Palmetto Park Road. After nearly a year of construction, the Pedestrian Promenade was completed with a final pressure wash in the last weekend of June.

With the exception of pergolas, the roadway construction was expected to be complete, said Municipal Services Director Bob DiChristopher. 

The $7.2 million Pedestrian Promenade project by Burkhardt Construction Inc. began in September — and had…

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Editorial: Good news is always welcome

 

By Mary Thurwachter,

In this down economy, where cities are doing everything they can to balance budgets —including Boca Raton’s putting up parking meters in Mizner Park and at the beach — good news continues to come out of South County. 

For starters, there is encouraging news on…

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Boca Raton: Exhibit chronicles computer giant’s big footprint

 

BM announced its plans to open a plant in Boca Raton in 1967.

Courtesy of the Boca Raton Historical Society



 

By Mary Jane Fine

 

Earlier…

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Around Town: Jazz, blues and views at The Bridge

 

Boca Raton singer Chloe Dolandis joins Ira Sullivan during Sullivan’s

sold-out June 11 concert at the ArtsGarage in Delray Beach’s Pineapple

Grove.
Photo by Jerry Lower…

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Boca Raton: Library to sport historical aesthetic, modern technology

 

The 42,000-square-foot Boca Raton Library will cost about $8 million to build.

It will be situated two blocks north of the current library. Rendering provided…

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Coastal Star: Loyal volunteer dancing for a good cause — Boca Raton

 

Pat Thomas practices with dance instructor, Ivan Rivera, 22, 

at Fred Astaire dance studio in Boca Raton.  They will be partners

in the Boca Ballroom Battle. Photo by Tim Stepien…

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Boca Raton: Real grass, not artificial turf, for DeHoernle Park

By Steve Plunkett

Fields at a park being built in Boca Raton will have natural grass, not artificial turf, despite the stated goal of city officials to install turf to save money and increase playing time.

The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District decided in June to stick with grass at DeHoernle Park, under construction on Spanish River Boulevard west of Interstate 95. The 3-2 vote followed a report that, rather than saving money, turf would…

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