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Around Town: Former Park Vista class clown ejected from Boca Resort and Club

By Thom Smith

An estimated 5,000 revelers welcomed the new year at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, but hotel management was focused primarily on just one.

Only a couple of hours after Vitaly Zdorovetskiy checked in with a woman believed to be his girlfriend, fashion model Bri Teresi, hotel management and two police officers escorted him off the premises. The run-in wasn’t his first with Boca cops, and the hotel didn’t want to be involved in…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 31, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Plate: A burrito that’s worthy of breakfast

The Plate: Breakfast Burrito

The Place: East Ocean Café, 412 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach; 200-6006 or www.eastoceancafe.com.

The Price: $8

The Skinny: When I was a…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 31, 2018 at 10:22am — No Comments

Around Town: FAU celebrates lopsided victory, contract extension for Kiffin

Blocking was a big part of the success of running back Devin Singletary, who ended the season with 32 touchdowns and 1,920 yards rushing.…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 2, 2018 at 7:28pm — No Comments

The Plate: Oceano’s new owners keep it fresh, local

The Plate: Apple & Farro Salad, with arugula, dried cherries and pecans

The Place: Oceano Kitchen, 201 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana; www.oceanokitchen.com

The Price: $16 (cash…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 2, 2018 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Secret Garden: Project aims to restore endangered orchids to native habitats

ABOVE: GPS coordinates are recorded so that the orchids can be monitored. BELOW: Carmen…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on November 29, 2017 at 11:32am — No Comments

Around Town: Film recalls Boca airfield’s vital contribution to victory in WWII

ABOVE: Fewer than 700 people called Boca Raton home when the airfield dominated the area that…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on November 28, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Around Town: Addison Mizner’s Town Hall turns 90; Boca Resort welcomes Joan Lunden, mermaids

In the early days, the building served as Town Hall and Fire Station.  Photo provided by Boca Raton Historical Society

By Thom…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on October 31, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Around Town: Boca celebrates IBM’s local start

ABOVE:  During IBM’s heyday in Boca Raton, more than 10,000 employees designed and manufactured the world’s first personal computers. BELOW: Most residents who were not employed with the company never got close enough to appreciate the architecture of the facility.…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on October 3, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

On the Water: Proposed goliath grouper harvest gets giant push-back from divers

Underwater photographer Sandra Edwards shows a photo of a goliath grouper nicknamed Wilbur that stays around the M/V Castor wreck off Boynton Beach. She was one of many divers who came to a July 31 Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting at the…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on August 29, 2017 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Around Town: Steps that shine – Ballroom Battle breaks fundraising record

Terry Fedele and James Brann, owner of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio, entrance the audience. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Thom Smith

     Seldom is the Boca Raton Resort & Club in such…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on August 29, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Around Town: Resort’s president hopes to rock Boca’s Ballroom Battle

John Tolbert (right) dances with Terry Fedele. The couple next to them is Heather Shaw Fairs and Logan Skees. Photo provided

By Thom Smith

John Tolbert has crossed hundreds of ballroom floors…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on August 1, 2017 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Around Town: NSAL ballet competition winners sparkle in gala at Royal Palm Yacht Club

ABOVE: Judge Steven Caras joins the after-dinner dancing with winning students including Sophie Miklosovic from Pompano Beach (left) and Guari Shankar (center).

By Thom Smith

Some impressive performers have dazzled…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on June 27, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Around Town: Vintage car put into service for Boynton police

Wilmer Rodriguez with his restored 1953 Buick Special. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Thom Smith

For Wilmer Rodriguez, the “black and white” 1953 Buick now parked in…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 29, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Around Town: Blue Anchor founder says pub ‘in good hands’ with new Midwest owners

Mark and Peggy Snyder have taken over the taps at the Blue Anchor. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Thom Smith

Around the first of the year, word began to circulate that Blue Anchor, Delray Beach’s…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 3, 2017 at 10:18am — No Comments

Around Town: Festival of the Arts Boca ends on a Brazilian high note

Branford Marsalis opened the Festival of the Arts Boca, playing with the Symphonia Boca Raton, directed by Constantine Kitsopoulos (right). Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Thom…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 29, 2017 at 11:01am — No Comments

Around Town: Kravis’ silver anniversary a glittery, star-studded event

TOP: Michael Feinstein has performed each of the…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 1, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Around Town: McDonald’s movie has quiet link to Palm Beach

June Martino was Ray Kroc’s secretary and indispensable right hand at McDonald’s. Photo Provided

By Thom Smith

    The Founder, one of the year’s hottest movies, chronicles the exploits of…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on February 1, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Around Town: Authentic English pub in Delray ready to change hands

The Blue Anchor restaurant and pub, a block west of the Intracoastal Waterway on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, will remain open while it’s up for sale. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Thom Smith

    Extra! Extra! Read all about…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 3, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Around Town: Trump visit gives Palm Beach taste of life as winter White House

A Coast Guard gunboat patrols the Intracoastal Waterway west of Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Thom Smith

The Donald Trump presidency is expected to…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on November 30, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Around Town: ‘Micro Mansion’ McKinney aspires to creativity, social impact, including in Haiti

Haitian children surround Delray Beach philanthropist Frank McKinney after they moved into one of the 23 self-sustaining villages his foundation has built on the island. Photo provided

By Thom…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on November 1, 2016 at 8:13pm — No Comments

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