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Along the Coast: Even as it grows, goal of bank is to stay small

Paradise Bank executives: (front row, l-r) William J. Burke, Dennis Gavin, (back row, l-r) Ward Kellogg and David Englert.

Tim Stepien/ The Coastal Star

By Thomas R. Collins



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Coastal Star: After a life of writing, author recommends perseverance

Ayşe Papatya Bucak, 41, author of The History of Girls, will see her work published in the 2013 PEN/O’Henry Prize Stories and the 2014 Pushcart Prizes: Best of the Small Presses XXXVIII. Tim Stepien/The Coastal…


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Coastal Star: Teen girls in forefront of businesswoman’s philanthropy

Jaana Moisio with (l-r) Caroline, 7, Lauren, 11, and Moisio’s husband, Tom Bennett. The girls have three piggy banks marked ‘save,’ ‘spend’ and ‘share.’ The ‘save’ money goes to the bank to pay for college and the ‘share’ goes to the Children’s Home…


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Business Spotlight: Crane’s celebrates first decade with fundraiser

ABOVE: Guests can opt to have a massage by the waterfall at the pool.

By Mary Thurwachter


A decade has passed since Michael and Cheryl Crane scooped up a pair of plain-Jane 1950s apartment buildings and transformed them into a…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on October 31, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Boca Raton: Volunteer keeps car and life running smoothly

By Ron Hayes

Every week or so, a gold, 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass pulls up to the Helping Hands food center on Northwest First Court, where the driver unloads a box of papayas gathered from the trees in his yard.

    The Oldsmobile Cutlass has 169,000 miles on the odometer, and…


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Delray Beach: Author was there for first Earth Day

By Emily J. Minor


They were different times back then, certainly, what with free love and the women’s movement and the Vietnam War. And for local resident and writer Kristin Alexandre, it was, in so many ways, the defining years of her life.

    Young and newly married to an older man with social…


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Gulf Stream: Tutor calculates life lessons along with math

Bruce Anderson volunteering at Palm Beach State College. Kurtis Boggs/The Coastal Star

By Steve Pike

    John F. Kennedy once said: “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”



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Meet the Pros: From blue blazer to unstuffy fun in 25 years

By Steve Pike


You might say Tony Chate auvert owes his job to two things: A navy blue blazer and a box of crayons. The blazer goes back more than 25 years and the crayons go back less than one year.

    An explanation: As an aspiring golf professional, Chateauvert, PGA professional and manager of…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 4, 2012 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Meet the Pros: The Little Club’s pace suits this pro to a tee

By Steve Pike

    Wanda Krowlikowski remembers well her interview for the head golf professional’s job at The Little Club in Gulf Steam.

    “I was at a nice table in the dining room with board members looking out on the golf course,” Krowlikowski said. “They asked me if I thought I would be happy…


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Interview: Mary McCarty reflects on life after prison

By Emily J. Minor

The best part about being home is just that, being home. The family room with the soft couch and comforting backyard view.

The sound of car tires on the front driveway.

Her own bed, finally.

And while most things are rather the same — Her beloved dog, Max, is right there under the… Continue

Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 5, 2011 at 4:41pm — 5 Comments

Gulf Stream: No debate: communication coach advises honesty

Communications consultant Martel and his wife bought their Gulf Stream condominium after they saw the ocean view.  Photo by Jerry Lower

By Ron Hayes

Lucy is a very friendly poodle.

Yap! Yap! Yap!

One morning last month, as a…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 3, 2011 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Coastal Stars: Meg Mallon still busy in retirement

Meg Mallon (left) and Beth Daniel will host this year’s Bethesda Pro-Am Golf Tournament. Photo by Jerry Lower

Daniel and Mallon hosting…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on December 30, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Farm-fresh, naturally raised

Svetlana Simon sells eggs, yogurt, cheese and milk from her Heritage Farm at the Delray Beach Green Market. BELOW: A sign at her stand describes her products and her philosophy. Photos by Jerry Lower

By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley


At the Saturday…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on December 30, 2010 at 11:55am — No Comments

Coasting Along: At Mercer Wenzel, it's all in the family

By Tim Norris

As customers come through the door of Mercer Wenzel off Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, owner Bruce Wenzel and his son, Mark, can size them up.

The department store’s whole staff can.

This man’s a 42 regular, long in the shoulders, short in the arms. That woman’s a 12 dress, a little wide in the waist. The young girl there is a size 8.

That much they know. The mystery is how, and whether, and on what (or not) the… 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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Meet Your Neighbor: Patricia Fleitas — Highland Beach

Patricia Fleitas’ story is the classic story of immigrants who came to America to escape oppression and built lives in the new land.

But, as director of choral and vocal studies at Florida Atlantic University, Fleitas has taken her role a step further and inspired generations of singers, each of whom has trained with her for a career in music.

“You have to be an educator, an artist and a taskmaster,” said Fleitas of her role as… Continue

Added by Mary Kate Leming on September 30, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Meet your Neighbors: Jeff & Ruth Stein — South Palm Beach

Being retired and enjoying physical activities outside is great, agree Jeff and Ruth Stein. But, they add, there’s only so much swimming and golfing they can do.

They do not sit around waiting for the world to happen, and even if they were so inclined, “how long can a person sit at the beach?” Ruth…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on September 29, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Meet Your Neighbor: Thelma Gannon — Briny Breezes

When Thelma Gannon worked as a school district business manager in upstate New York, she oversaw a $31 million general-fund budget and all the non-instructional employees. So, her willingness to volunteer at Bethesda Bargain Box was quite a deal for the nonprofit hospital’s auxiliary.

“I had a business background and a broad base of…


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Meet Your Neighbor — Robert Schonfeld: South Palm Beach

Robert Schonfeld of South Palm Beach may be retired, but from March 1 through Oct.31,

he gets up at the crack of dawn and works every day — come rain, shine or hurricane.

His neighbors call him the Turtle Man, because he walks the five-eighths-mile South Palm Beach shoreline, counting and marking…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on August 4, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Meet Your Neighbor — John Katsaros

John Katsaros has quite a story! And, until recently, not one he was allowed to tell.

During World War II, Katsaros served as a gunner, photographer and engineer in the

U.S. Army Air Corps, when he was barely out of his teens.…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on July 1, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

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