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Mary Kate Leming's Blog – February 2014 Archive (27)

Along the Coast: Pack riders and menacing motorists are about to get schooled

Bicyclists head south on A1A in Highland Beach. Law enforcement agencies are on the lookout for cyclists riding in packs and motorists who do not give them clearance. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

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Delray Beach: After much to-do: New beach furniture seems to please everyone

Wendy and Ken Prunier, Samantha Kline and Delaney Cattano try out the new furniture on Delray’s municipal beach. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Tim Pallesen



    A year of controversy has ended with…

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Editor's Note: Ask questions, get answers, make choices

    Vote!

    Municipal elections will be held March 11 and it is up to you to choose the people who will guide the community where you live.  

    This has not been a quiet campaign season for Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Gulf Stream, Highland Beach and Ocean Ridge.  When political consultants are hired, print and broadcast advertising begin to appear and candidates demand face-to-face meetings with reporters from monthly newspapers, you know there is much at stake.

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Coastal Star: ‘A passion for helping’ motivates Delray woman’s philanthropy, spirit

Phyllis Spinner, a resident of Delray Beach since 1955, has been active in community service since the early days. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Linda Haase

    

Phyllis…

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Gulf Stream: Six candidates vie for five seats

Gulf Stream will have its first election since 1993 as six candidates are running to fill five at-large seats.  Voters can cast their votes for up to five candidates. The five with the highest votes will be elected.  The winners will serve three-year terms.

Robert…

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Four generations afloat: The Garnsey family has piloted incarnations of the Sea Mist fishing boat since 1957.

Janet Hall, 96, of Ocean Ridge, is the only living member of the trio that bought the first Sea Mist drift fishing boat. 

By Willie Howard



Four generations of the Garnsey family have…

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The Plate: Join the Club for breakfast at Max’s Grille

Scott Simmons/The Coastal Star

The Plate: Breakfast Club Sandwich

The Place: Max’s Grille, Mizner Park, 404 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 368-0080

The Price: $11

The…

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Around Town: A colorful statement, and sparkly Webb at Norton

Delray Beach Library Director Alan Kornblau (left), co-chairwoman Heidi Sargeant, master of ceremonies Paul Castronovo and co-chairwoman Becky Walsh share the stage during the the Delray Beach Library’s eighth annual fundraiser. The event raised nearly $85,000 for the privately…

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Pay it Forward: Popular event features fine food — and did we mention chocolate?

Alana St. John, Melissa Novak, Co-Chairwoman Stephanie Economos, Custodia Olivieri, Co-Chairwoman Laura Kendrall and Shanna St. John. Photo provided

By Amy Woods

    

The food-focused fundraiser that…

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Literacy Coalition appoints Calder as new CEO

By Paula Detwiller



    After years of volunteer service to the Literacy Council of Palm Beach County, Kristin Calder has been named to head up the organization. Calder, of Boynton Beach, was appointed CEO by the Literacy Coalition Board in December and started her new job on Jan. 13. She replaces longtime CEO Darlene Kostrub, who retired.…

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Dreyfoos Goes Old School: Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square – Jan. 29

More than 175 supporters of the School of the Arts Foundation attended a benefit for Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts that featured performances and art exhibitions by  its students. There also was a live auction and a special dance number choreographed by…

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Marine-science project: Ocean Ridge Hammock Park – Feb. 7

Inspired by the Ocean Science Meeting in Hawaii, Pope John Paul II High School marine-science students bored into the sand to collect a core sample of sediments. Students used a system devised by Gavin Guinan, in which a piece of pipe was placed over a…

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Sonoma-style soiree: The Sonoma House, Boca Raton – Jan. 26

No travel was required for a California-inspired food and wine event benefiting BocaLocals, a nonprofit organization that is trying to raise awareness about cystic fibrosis and stem-cell treatments. The afternoon reception offered a food stations, wine…

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St. Jude Parish Gala: Mount Carmel Banquet Hall, Boca Raton – Jan. 25

Celebrants gathered as a church family and honored each of this year’s recipients of the Christine E. Lynn Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Award, the Ronald G. Assaf Benefactor Award and the Stewardship Award during an evening of dining and dancing. Photo: Honorees…

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Special exhibition of The Everglades Through the Eyes of Children photography program: Wally Findlay Galleries, Palm Beach – Jan. 24

Wally Findlay Galleries International, through the support of its chairman and CEO, James Borynack, presented the photographs of 43 children who participated in the 2013 Arthur R. Marshall Foundation program during a special exhibition and private…

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Culture & Cocktails: The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach – Jan. 6 and Feb. 3

The popular series sponsored by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County attracted nearly 200 fans to lively ‘conversations’ by featured speakers. Above: Sanford Kuvin, David Rubinger, Gabriel Kuvin, Arnold Drapkin, Miryam Flint and Lisa Schreier at…

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Scopus Award Gala: The Breakers, Palm Beach – Jan. 18

Former U.S. Ambassador Stuart and Wilma Bernstein received the American Friends of The Hebrew University’s 2014 Scopus Award during the annual gala. Nearly 250 supporters gathered for a cocktail reception, dinner and special presentation. ‘The Scopus Award is our highest…

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Fashion ARTillery: Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach – Feb. 6

To say the Armory Art Center’s wearable-art runway show was over the top in creative genius would be an understatement. A standing-room-only crowd of 300-plus cheered the inventive undertaking as 36 models strutted in everything from a multicolor ensemble of…

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‘Moments, Milestones and Miracles’: The Polo Club of Boca Raton – Jan. 15

The ‘pride’ of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County roared once again at the annual gathering attended by more than 400 Lion of Judah members. The women reflected on turning points in their lives — when they knew they wanted to support the…

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Boca Raton Regional Hospital Ball: Boca Raton Resort & Club – Jan. 25

A capacity crowd of almost 1,200 hospital supporters rocked out to the Beach Boys, with special guest John Stamos, at the 52nd annual fundraiser. The ball celebrated the establishment of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute, paid tribute to Honorary Chairpersons Bernie and…

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