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Mary Kate Leming's Blog – January 2018 Archive (69)

Delray Beach: Atlantic Avenue projects to change scale of city’s downtown

By Jane Smith

Developers of two massive projects want to bookend the downtown core in Delray Beach.

The eastern project, Atlantic Crossing, sits on 9.2 acres at the northeast corner of Federal Highway and East Atlantic Avenue. 

The $250 million project plans to add 82 luxury condos, 261 apartments, 83,462 square feet of office space, 39,394 square feet of restaurants and 37,642 square feet of shops. 

“The bottom line,” said Andrea Knibbs, the…

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Delray Beach: Hospitality started early in historic Delray

A couple poses outside the Seacrest Hotel, where the Delray Beach Marriott now stands, on Atlantic Avenue just west of Ocean Boulevard in the 1940s. Delray Beach Historical Society

By Jane Smith

Delray was once a farming mecca,…

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Delray Makes Room: Tourist-friendly community clearing way for influx of new hotels

 The Colony Hotel, built in 1926, remains a Delray destination. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

Related stories: Hospitality started early in…

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Boca Raton: Trump flight restrictions are a boon to Boca airport

A Trump organization helicopter is part of the increased airport traffic. File photo/The Coastal Star

By Rich Pollack

President Donald Trump’s repeated visits to South Florida have been characterized as disruptive to many…

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Along the Coast: Park users band together in effort to replace toxic gardening products

Jan Grenell (left), Lauren Quinn and Erna Sullivan, pictured at Red Reef Park, say their Green Boca…

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Health Notes: Boca Regional adds epilepsy monitoring unit

In January, the Marcus Neuroscience Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital established an epilepsy monitoring unit, which is designed to evaluate, diagnose and treat seizures in adults.  

“The ability to continuously monitor each patient in the EMU allows our team to refine diagnoses and respond in real time to a patient’s needs as a seizure occurs,” said Dr. Pooja Patel, the unit’s director. 

“Based on the evaluation, the best treatment options can be determined with…

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Highland Beach: Town plans information blitz before vote on streetscape proposal

By Rich Pollack

When voters in Highland Beach go to the polls March 13 to choose a vice mayor and a town commissioner, they also will vote on whether to allow the town to spend up to $2.1 million on proposed new streetscape improvements.

Before they vote, however, residents will have a chance to learn more about the proposal, which three town commissioners support. The plan has raised concerns among some residents and with the other two members of the…

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Boca Raton: Council won’t act on Midtown plan, cites unresolved concerns

By Sallie James

An ambitious “transit-oriented” development that would place as many as 2,500 rental units near Interstate 95 and the airport stalled last month after city officials and angry neighbors posed a slew of questions about roads, traffic and density.

After hours of discussion, Boca Raton City Council members Jan. 23 voted to postpone action indefinitely on proposed land development regulations for Midtown, citing unresolved concerns.

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Boca Raton: 15 top golf course designers vie for Ocean Breeze project

By Steve Plunkett

If you play golf, you’ve probably played — or wish you had — on a course designed by one of the 15 architects who want to draw up Boca Raton’s newest 27 holes.

Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman are the most recognizable names on the list, which also includes the design firms of past PGA Tour champions Tom Lehman, Mark McCumber and Nick Price. Noted course architects Arthur Hills, Rees Jones and Robert Trent Jones Jr. also want to…

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Boca Raton: Three gifts add up to $35 million for hospital expansion project

By Sallie James

Just months after celebrating its 50th anniversary, Boca Raton Regional Hospital is celebrating the largest philanthropic gift the health care facility has received in one day of giving.

The $35 million in gifts is a combination of donations from three benefactors who have supported the hospital for many years: Stanley and Marilyn Barry donated $10 million; Christine E. Lynn $15 million, and Richard and Barbara Schmidt and the Schmidt Family…

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Boca Raton: City plans more boat-trailer spaces at Rutherford Park

By Steve Plunkett

Boaters will have more spaces to park trailers under the latest plan for new launch sites at Rutherford Park.

City consultant Applied Technology and Management Inc. says the park can provide parking for 67 boat trailers as well as seven vehicles without trailers. Its plan also calls for three boat wash-down areas.

“I’ve been a big advocate … of having an ice machine at Silver Palm Park.  … Do you have any experience with providing…

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Boca Raton: City pays in effort to keep pro golf event at Broken Sound

By Brian Biggane

The city of Boca Raton is putting up nearly $1.5 million to ensure that the 12th annual PGA Champions Tour event Feb. 9-11 at Broken Sound Club won’t also be the last.

Formerly known as the Allianz Championship, the first full-field event of the 2018 Champions Tour season will be called the Boca Raton Championship, while ProLink Sports, the company that runs the tournament for the 50-and-older Champions Tour, works to find a new title…

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Business Spotlight: Delray’s St. Patrick parade will have fresh idea from students at Lynn

By Christine Davis

Lynn University College of Business and Management class taught by Professor Matteo Peroni created a campaign to boost awareness and fundraising efforts for the 50th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Delray Beach to be held March 17. The students presented their ideas at the Boca Raton office of the public relations firm TransMedia Group and talked about how to implement them with the firm’s client and event organizer, the nonprofit…

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Boca Raton: Deputy mayor draws challenge; 3 seek open council seat

By Steve Plunkett

Little more than a month into 2018, the political waters in Boca Raton are already roiling.

As the new year dawned, it appeared City Council incumbent Robert Weinroth would face political newcomer Monica Mayotte in the March 13 election. But Weinroth withdrew from his Seat D race and filed Jan. 11 to run for County Commission instead.

His departure drew three more candidates into the contest, including former Deputy Mayor Michael…

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Rebuilding Paradise, BVI Hurricane Recovery: Polo Club, Wellington — Jan. 10

Manalapan travel agent Annie Davis, owner of Palm Beach Travel, has strong personal ties to the British Virgin Islands. She recently coordinated a benefit auction to promote the rebuilding of that area, which suffered overwhelming damage in last fall’s hurricane season. Sponsors…

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Gumbo Limbo sea turtle release: Spanish River Park, Boca Raton — Jan. 23

Kraken, an adult loggerhead turtle with only one eye, returned to the sea after six months of recuperation. She was rescued last June after being hit by a boat propeller and needed emergency surgery. ABOVE: A crowd wishes Kraken bon voyage.…

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Pay it Forward: Met star to headline Palm Beach Opera’s gala

ABOVE: Joan and David Genser are co-chairing the Palm Beach Opera’s annual gala.  Photos provided

By Amy Woods

A star soprano from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City will headline the Palm…

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Cataloging library history: A century of books comes alive in ‘Overdue in Paradise’

Volunteers work in the Briny Breezes Library in 1972. It looks much the same today. Photos from Overdue in Paradise

By Ron Hayes

The libraries are big and small, public and private. Academic, deeply religious or…

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Philanthropy Notes: Boca Chamber honors leadership, presents award of excellence at 65th annual affair

Chamber President and CEO Troy McLellan (left) with Boca Raton Regional Hospital President and CEO Jerry Fedele, who received the excellence award, and Ethel Isaacs Williams, who will serve a second term as Chamber chairwoman. Photo provided

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Daughters of the American Revolution: Farmer’s Table restaurant, Boca Raton — Jan. 15

Retired Maj. Gen. John Van Blois addressed the DAR monthly meeting about his years of service in the U.S. Air Force, handling the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Berlin Wall conflict, Vietnam, the first Iraq War, Desert Storm and national security. ABOVE: Van Blois with members of the…

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