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Along the Avenues: Rapoport revives restaurant with Deck 84 debute

By Thom Smith



Deck 84 is finally a reality, and Burt Rapoport’s new restaurant on the Intracoastal in Delray Beach appears to be a hit. After a soft opening in mid-November, the veteran restaurateur held two opening parties Nov. 18 and 19 and went public a day later.

“It took me three months to get the money and three months to finish it,” said Rapoport, who… Continue

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South Palm Beach: Millar to pay $3,000 fine, retire from politics in spring



By Tim O’Meilia



Come March, South Palm Beach residents won’t have Martin Millar to kick around anymore.

The embattled mayor said he is bowing out of town politics when his term ends in the spring.

“I’m finished. I’m done. Politics is not my forte,” Millar said before the Nov. 23 Town Council meeting.

His retirement decision comes after he agreed to pay a $3,000 fine levied by the Florida Commission on Ethics for his… Continue

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The boys and girls of another era reunite in Delray

Students look at old photographs and clippings from the Delray Beach School, circa 1954-55. Photos by Tim Stepien

By Ron Hayes



The first rule of etiquette at high school reunions is very simple.

Everybody present is a “boy” or “girl” — even if they’re in their 70s or 80s.

“That girl I just… Continue

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Briny Breezes: Water, traffic issues key to any future redevelopment

By Emily J. Minor



The first round of reviews on Briny Breeze’s proposed changes to its long-range comprehensive plan are in, and there are two apparent trouble spots, according to agency and town officials who have filed initial comments.

Water and traffic.

Although those two growth issues plague many of Florida’s towns and cities, the state-required Evaluation and Appraisal Report that Briny officials sent to the state in September could make way for an increase in both new… Continue

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Board gathers opposition to WXEL sale

By Angie Francalancia



The Community Advisory Board of WXEL has a seat on the bus for anyone willing to help show the state Board of Education that there’s local opposition to the public radio station’s sale to Classical South Florida. The Board of Education is set to consider the sale at its Dec. 17 meeting at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave. It’s a required step before the sale can be closed.

A small group of loyalists gathered last month in the parking lot… Continue

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Meet your neighbor: Dorothy 'Dottie' Patterson — Delray Beach

Delray Beach Historical Society archivist Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Patterson’s base of operations is in the Ethel Sterling Williams Learning Center at Hunt House. Photo by Jerry Lower



Dorothy “Dottie” Patterson has a passion for art, history and barrier islands. She grew up in southeast Georgia and lived on St. Simon’s Island before moving to South Florida in the early… Continue

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Obituary—Virginia Lyne Sloan: Gulf Stream

By Ron Hayes



GULF STREAM — During the three decades Virginia Lyne Sloan lived in Gulf Stream, she played golf, tennis and bridge, did some needlepoint — and wore a bunny suit, in season.

“For several years, she would dress as the Easter bunny for the children at the St. Andrews Golf Club. She’d be holding a big Easter basket,” recalls her daughter, Laura. “She was game for anything. She just loved life.”

A native of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Sloan died Nov. 2, surrounded by her family.… Continue

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Obituary—Mildred "Mim" George: Delray Beach

By Mary Thurwachter



DELRAY BEACH — Colleagues called on Mildred McKinnon George, known to friends as “Mim,” to help with projects right up until the day she died at age 85 on Nov. 6.

“I called her that day to ask her to help us with a special assessment at Spady Cultural Heritage Museum,” said Vera Farrington, the museum’s founder and a longtime friend.

“She was a fantastic person and I wanted her to chair that committee,”… Continue

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South County public access golf courses

Links at Boynton Beach

Address: 8020 Jog Road, Boynton Beach

Phone: 742-6500

Layout: 18-hole championship course

Length: 6,297 yards; par 71

Greens fees: $48 per person. After 11 a.m., $39; after 1 p.m. $32; after 2:30 p.m. $28

9-hole family course

Fees: $14 walk, $21 ride

Comments: One of the best municipal courses in the country with a solid layout and new greens that are full grown in after one season.…



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Elected officals react to ethics vote

By Angie Francalancia



There’s no question what voters in the coastal towns thought about the new ethics ordinance that includes oversight by Palm Beach County’s inspector general. They overwhelmingly voted “Yes.”

But opinions among the town leaders run a full range from support to skepticism to outright opposition.

Falling in with all the municipalities in Palm Beach County, more than 50 percent of voters in every coastal town voted in favor of extending Palm Beach County’s… Continue

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New golf course comes to the fore in South County

South county public access golf courses



By Steve Pike

Osprey Point Golf Course, Palm Beach County’s newest public golf course, has been an early hit with players looking for another tee time option. Osprey Point General Manager Steve Hill said the facility — on Glades Road 2.5 miles west of… Continue

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Delray Beach: City grant helps Historical Society

The Delray Beach Historical Society was granted $30,000 by the City Commission to keep its archives open to the public part-time, as required by a Palm Beach County construction grant, as well as to maintain the historic village.
The society sought help after slashing its budget to under $50,000 from $250,000 and reducing operational hours, eliminating events, losing personnel and narrowing its mission.
— Margie Plunkett

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Participating Storybook House Contest Designers

Designers presented options for how a potential buyer could spend $10,000 to make the Storybook House a more functional space.



The Beached Boat

Lisa Cornell ASID, owner of Images Everything Interiors. LLC.

206 NE Second St.

(Pineapple Grove)

Delray Beach

471-9363…

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Designer's three approaches: Refresh, redesign or redecorate

Here’s a look at the three plans that designer Michele Smith of Michelesmith Design created for the Storybook House competition. Each has a budget of $10,000.



Plan 1: Refresh

She begins refreshing the house by brightening the interior with white or off-white walls.

The house has five different types of flooring, she says. But the den boasts original hardwood floors. Smith would try to refurbish the original wood floors she hopes exist… Continue

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Designing woman: Beach-lover wins Storybook House rehab competition

Designer Michele Smith of Ocean Ridge won the Storybook House competition with three designs for rehabbing the Hypoluxo Island cottage. Photos by Jerry Lower



Designer's…
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Practice patience and be happy, author says

Pollay

By Mary Jane Fine



David Pollay has told this story a quintillion times by now: He was in New York, his hometown, cabbing it to Grand Central Station. A black car zipped out of its parking place, cutting off the taxi, whose driver jammed on the brakes, avoiding a rear-ender by an inch. The guy behind the wheel of the black car, the bum, had the gall to curse the cabbie. So what’d the cabbie… Continue

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Interfaith21: Sharing and caring are best messages of season

Delray Beach Interfaith Clergy Association president the Rev. Kathleen Gannon of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (right) , with Maya Malay. Photo by C.B. Hanif



Once again (and be thankful you can’t hear me sing it), “It’s that most wonderful time of the year.”

At Jewish temples around South Florida —… Continue

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'Air Force Cowboy' story spurred by wartime memories

Ocean Ridge author Bill Finley and his novel, Air Force Cowboy. Photo provided



By Mary Jane Fine

Oh, does Bill Finley have stories to tell! About his growing-up years in a Chicago tenement. About his Uncle Jack, who taught him at 16 to fly a Piper Cub. About meeting Anita, his wife of 36 years now,… Continue

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Paws Up for Pets: Expert coaches dog owners to coach their dogs

By Arden Moore

One aspect about dogs that I enjoy is that they don’t care if you make minimum wage or your name is Oprah. They could not care less if you drive a 10-year-old sedan or a brand new BMW. They never would text their canine pals to diss about your lack of fashion sense — even if they did possess opposable thumbs.

When it comes right down to it, dogs love us purely and completely.

So, why are we turning far too many of them… Continue

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Cookies as gifts? Just wrap 'em up!



A basket full of cookies is great for a host; line it with decorative tissue or a pretty dishtowel as a bonus.

By Jan Norris



A whole lot of baking is going… Continue

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