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Boca hospital marks founder's 80th birthday



By Skip Sheffield



Gloria Drummond marked her 80th birthday on Aug. 20, but festivities are being delayed so the whole community can join in.

A celebration of Drummond and the Boca Raton Community Hospital she was instrumental in founding will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 30, at the Harvey and Phyllis Sandler Pavilion of the hospital’s Eugene and Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute. The public is… Continue

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Obituary — Roy Titus: Ocean Ridge

By Dianna Smith



OCEAN RIDGE — In his 83 years of life, Roy Titus started more than 15 businesses and he watched carefully as his four grown children continued what he had started

so many years ago.



Titus, responsible for Minuteman…

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Obit — Betty MacDonald Ives: Briny Breezes

By Emily J. Minor



Betty

Ives, who for many years traveled seasonally between her beloved Michigan and

her beloved Florida, died Aug. 5 after a fairly brief illness. She was

87.


Born

March 3, 1923, outside…

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Meet Your Neighbors: Joe and Winnie Pedalino

Joe and Winnie Pedalino may be retired, but they never quit working.

The couple, who live just north of the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, have volunteered for nearly 11 years at the educational and sea turtle rescue center, a place they think of as a second home.

And they love that others think of the center that way, too.

After 9/11, Winnie says she noticed an increase in visitors to the center.

“People felt more… Continue

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Grant could could boost support at Gumbo Limbo

By Steve Plunkett



Educational field trips to the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in coastal Boca Raton may continue despite the school district’s budget having no money for them.

In June, Palm Beach County School Superintendent Art Johnson advised Boca Raton City Manager Leif Ahnell that ‘’we will no longer be able to fiscally support our Gumbo Limbo personnel.’’

That didn’t sit well with the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District, which helps operate the nature center in… Continue

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Boynton Beach, citizens board oppose WXEL sale









By John William Johnson



Boynton Beach city commissioners have opposed the sale of local public radio station WXEL to Classical South Florida, citing the potential loss of jobs — and perhaps local programming.…



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Summer Arts: Monsters at the Morikami! Plus rock, country and Sondheim



By Greg Stepanich



Before James Cameron made his dream of 8-foot blue people on a distant planet come stunningly to life, makers of film and television had much more modest resources on hand when they wanted to bring the creatures of nightmare to screens large and small.…



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Interfaith21: Fall brings introspection in Jewish faith



By C.B. Hanif



September is a very busy month in the Jewish faith, and one can learn a lot about the coming holidays from Rabbis Robert A. Silvers and Randall J. Konigsburg.

For example, Silvers, of Congregation B’nai Israel in Boca Raton, said Sukkot and Simchat… Continue

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Paws Up for Pets: Agency finds new homes for animals when pets, owners can't grow old together



By Arden Moore

From the day we adopt our pets, we promise to always be there for them. We whisper in their ears that we will care for them for their entire lives. We look forward to growing old together.



Our vows are well intended, but we can’t predict or control life’s wicked…

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A Coastal Star: Highland Beach's activities expert

By Scott Simmons



She was born in Cuba. She grew up in Puerto Rico. And she lived in New York.

But now, Highland Beach is home to Martha Pando, who delights in her position as library assistant at the town’s library.

“I love the people who come in,” Pando says. “Our director is a visionary, and each staff member has his or her expertise. But the patrons make it a treat.”

Her job is a source of relaxation for Pando, who had a… Continue

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Gerrard resigns as mayor citing 'pressing family issues"

By Tim O’Meilia

Manalapan Mayor Tom Gerrard, who served on the Town Commission for more than six years, resigned suddenly July 28.

“Pressing family issues require that I spend extended amounts of time away from the town and the state,” he wrote in a five-sentence resignation letter delivered to Town Hall.

Gerrard said his resignation had nothing to do with recent criticism from a town commissioner and others that he acted out of… Continue

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Ocean Ridge: Unpaid hours in shift change rile police officers, unionization sought

By Margie Plunkett

Nearly a month after Ocean Ridge approved 12 hour-shifts for police officers, effectively cutting their hourly wages, commissioners found themselves voting to budget added attorney fees for representation on a town policemen’s petition seeking to unionize.

Commissioners agreed at the Aug. 2 meeting to budget another $5,000 for legal fees. Otherwise, their discussion of the petition to the Florida Public Employees Relations… Continue

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Obituary — Nicholas A. Lee: Briny Breezes

BRINY BREEZES — We are sorry to report the passing of Nicholas “Nick” A. Lee, 27, of Melbourne on July 25.

He was the son of Jack (Ann) Lee of Briny Breezes and Jill Lee of Illinois. Other survivors include his brother, John Lee, sisters Jaime Lee and Gina Smith, and stepsister, Karen Steinmarch; plus many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Some may remember Nick when he lived in Briny Breezes from 1996-1997. He had many fond memories of… Continue

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Gulf Stream: Critics call six-story condo plan a 'wake-up' call for coast

By Antigone Barton



In the end, the plan to bring a taller building and more people to the oceanfront was a straightforward matter, according to the county officials who in July gave the go-ahead for a new condominium at the old Sea Horse Bath and Tennis club site.



The approval opens the way for a six-story, 34-unit complex. It will be bigger than neighbors wanted,…

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Delray Commission raises tax rate; hopes to reduce it later

By Margie Plunkett



Delray Beach commissioners approved a tax rate slightly higher than last year’s, but hope to lower it a little by making more budget cuts.

Commisioners can still reduce the preliminary rate of $7.41 per $1,000 of assessed property value before adopting their budget. But they can’t increase it.

Town Manager David Harden recomended a rate of at least $7.59, but commissioners went with the lower limit after a great deal of deliberation at their Aug. 3 meeting.… Continue

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Born beautiful, Gulf Stream's grand old lady gets a face-lift





By Mary Thurwachter

As manager of the Gulf Stream Golf Club, Kevin M. Bauer has become adept at politely saying no to brides-to-be who dream of holding their wedding receptions at the clubhouse. Those kinds of requests come often and anyone who drives by the gorgeous seaside property at 2401 N. Ocean… Continue

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Delray Beach: Idyll of boat life a real life for fortunate few





By Dianna Smith



As the sun rises each morning, when the water is calm and other people are still sound asleep, Jim and Sande Strong peer across their deck and are reminded why they are some of the luckiest people in Delray Beach.…



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Editorial: Scary times mean hard decisions; perhaps you can help

I’ve worked under university grants that were discontinued for lack of funding, for Internet start-ups that failed when the hi-tech bubble burst and for an

industry that needed to purge itself of well-paid middle management when the

real estate bubble burst.



You could say I’ve been “busted” a few times.…



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A Coastal Star: Young minister succeeding on his mission





By C.B. Hanif



Rev. Aaron Janklow arrived at the First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach doing what any congregation wants of a new clergyman. The result is TnT — or Twenties

’n’ Thirties — the popular young professionals group he leads.…



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BRINY BREEZES: Mayor tells board to look for replacement

By Emily J. Minor



Briny Breezes Mayor Roger Bennett told town officials recently they need to plan for his retirement. He wants to give up the mayor’s seat so he and his wife,

Barbara, can do some more traveling.


“I

would like…

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