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Mary Kate Leming's Blog – February 2013 Archive (14)

Lantana: Three candidates vie for commission

Election Results: Malcolm Balfour - 284 | Joe Ferrell - 174 | Rosemary Mouring - 80

One council member will be selected for a three-year term to the Group 2 seat previously held by Councilwoman Cindy Austino. Councilman Lynn Moorhouse was re-elected to a fourth term in Group 1 without opposition. If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote, March 12, a runoff between the top two vote getters…

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Around Town: Saunders has take-no-prisoners policy for improving FAU’s sports programs

By Thom Smith

A year ago this month, Florida Atlantic University President Mary Jane Saunders decided the school’s athletics department needed a kick in the pants. She started at the top, firing Athletic Director Craig Angelos. Granted, the new stadium had been built on his watch, but fund-raising and marketing weren’t where she thought they should be. The athletics…

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Around Town: Widen your viewpoint with stargazing groups

‘All those times we looked up at the sky,  

Looking out so far  

we felt like we could fly.’

— Grace Potter

& The Nocturnals

By Steve…

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Dining: Eggs-actly right for a lazy Sunday brunch in Delray

The Plate: Classic Eggs Benedict

The Place: 50 Ocean, 50 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach; 278-3364 or 50ocean.com

The Price: $12

The Skinny: There’s no plate like Eggs Benedict for the Hollandaise.

And no matter how…

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Mary-Kate Eriksen: Presidential Scholarship finalist

Mary-Kate Eriksen of Hypoluxo Island is one of five seniors from The Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts to have been nominated for the prestigious Presidential Scholars Award. Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 49th year, is one of the highest honors…

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Around Town: Burt honored by Lake Worth Playhouse

Burt Reynolds gives advice to Marlin Wagner, a student who performed solo moments before.

Photo provided

By Thom Smith

    The flu put him in the hospital for several days, but nothing was…

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Celebrating Our History: Stalwarts recall polo’s Gulf Stream heyday, as club turns 90

Adolphus ‘Dolph’ Orthwein and Leverett Miller play polo at the old Gulfstream Polo.

Photos courtesy of the Orthwein family

By Tim Pallesen



Polo put the luster in…

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Laugh with the Library: Mariott Hotel, Delray Beach – Feb. 1

Comedian Tom Cotter (right), the first comedian to be a finalist in America’s Got Talent, was the featured entertainer at the seventh annual Laugh With The Library. Five hundred people attended the sold-out event,  which raised more than $72,000 to help fund children and teen programs at…

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Boca Raton Fine Art Show: Downtown Boca Raton – Jan. 19-20

The fourth annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show presented $1,500 in awards to seven professional artists based on criteria including technique, execution, originality and booth appearance. Delray Beach resident Andrew Swan (above) won a $100 Award of Excellence for drawing and was…

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A Celebration of Love: Delray Beach Center for the Arts – Jan. 19

Love was in the air at a black-tie affair honoring Frances Bourque, founder of the center at Old School Square, and raising $57,000 for events, exhibits and educational opportunities. Broadway star Christine Andreas performed.

ABOVE: Event co-chairs Sean and…

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Scholarship Award Winner: Boynton Beach/Lantana Rotary Club

The Boynton Beach/Lantana Rotary Club has awarded the first scholarship for a student of the United States to attend the May 28-29 Molecular Frontiers Annual Symposium in Stockholm, Sweden at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Destiny Andrews, a certified student…

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Centennial Quilt: Delray Beach Public Library — Jan. 28

When members of the library’s Quilting Bee heard the facility’s 100th birthday was coming up in April, they decided to create a beautiful textile to commemorate the milestone. The quilt is finished and on display, featuring old photos of the women who founded the…

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Delray Beach Art Club Third Annual Art Show: Delray Beach Club -— February 8

Members of the Delray Beach Art Club exhibited their works during the third annual Delray Beach Art Show on Feb. 8.

Photo: Painter Barbara Montgomery O’Connell and guest Kate McCarthy.

Mary Thurwachter/

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16th Annual Chili Cookoff - Delray Beach GreenMarket

ABOVE: Shari Dunham (center) and Laura Murray of Delray Beach (right) sample Lantana resident Joe Farrell’s ‘Flying Pig’s Revenge’ chili during the 16th Annual Chili Cook-off on Feb. 16 at Old School Square Park in Delray Beach.…

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