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Gulf Stream: Resident challenges town with alternate renovation

By Tim O’Meilia

Denied approval for a new entry way to his waterfront home by town commissioners in March, Gulf Stream resident Martin O’Boyle decided on a different renovation.

A white Ku Klux Klan-like hood is painted between two upper story windows on his 1983 home, visible from…

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Delray Beach Home Tour: East of Intracoastal Waterway – March 14

More than 500 guests enjoyed a seven-home tour that benefited the Achievement Centers for Children and Families. The annual Delray Beach tour — presented this year by The Seagate Hotel and Spa — raised  a record-breaking $102,000 to fund the facility that offers nutritional and…

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Mad Hatters’ Luncheon: Club Colette, Palm Beach – March 1

Judges Aldon James and Bruce Sutka had a tough time selecting the most creative hats among the 140 worn by guests of the Armory Art Center benefit, finally picking seven winners. The event raised $54,000 for the center’s programs. Photo: Daphne Fessler (left)…

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PNC Bank opening: Boynton Beach – March 19

Members of the Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce and Acting Mayor Woodrow Hay and the staff of the PNC Bank at Woolbright Road and Federal Highway celebrate the new branch with a ribbon cutting. Jerry Lower/

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Cricket League Honorable Mention: Ocean Ridge

Zoie Garnsey, 11, of Ocean Ridge received Honorable Mention in the November 2012 Cricket League art competition sponsored by Cricket Magazine. For this contest, each entrant was asked to submit an original story about a wizard. Winners receive recognition and prizes and the…

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Circle of Hope: Delray Dunes Golf and Country Club, Delray Beach – March 13

Irene Goo, a Spanish River High School junior and active volunteer for Women’s Circle, presented $2,000 to the organization during its annual fundraising gala — the result of collecting donations from friends, family members and community groups. In all, more than $130,000 was raised.…

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Bethesda Ball: The Breakers, Palm Beach – March 2

The 58th annual event, one of the oldest galas in Palm Beach County, featured the theme ‘A Royal Celebration’ and raised more than $600,000 for Bethesda Hospital Foundation’s Caring for Our Community Campaign. The guests list topped 500, and the entertainment was Almost Elton John and the…

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Women with Wings and Wisdom luncheon: Mar-a-Lago Club – March 12

The 10th annual multinational award-winning Women with Wings and Wisdom luncheon and Bloomingdale’s fashion show was held at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. The sold-out event recognized Henrietta de Hoernle as well as Connie Frankino and Michele Kessler. The event is a…

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Mandel JCC announces $1 million gift

Honoring her successful and philanthropic father, George Rothman (who regularly swam miles each day well into his 80s),    Doris Rothman Browning of Tequesta and Carson City, Nev., has given $1 million to construct the Mandel JCC aquatics center in Palm Beach Gardens in her father’s…

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Friends of Fisher House Reception: Home of Emily Fisher Landau, Palm Beach – Feb. 26

The renowned art collector and philanthropist opened her home for a fundraiser for the West Palm Beach chapter of Friends of Fisher House. The $27,000 that came in will help the nonprofit support families of veterans hospitalized because of illness, disease or injury. Photo: (from left)…

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Easter Sunrise Service: Oceanfront Park, Ocean Ridge – March 31

Attendees photograph the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean following the Easter Sunrise Community Worship Service presented by the Boynton Beach Ministerial Association. Photo by Charlie…

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Summer Camp Guide 2013

NOTE: With so many summer camps offered in our area, we selected those located between the Boca Raton Inlet and the Port of Palm Beach. We tried to keep our listing east of I-95. As of press time, not all summer camp schedules had been set. Please check www.thecoastalstar.ning.com for additional information as it becomes available. If your organization offers a camp not listed, please send your information to…

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Summer Camp Guide: Whet kids’ interests from a menu of fun activities

Summer Camp Guide 2013

By Jane Smith

    

Summer camp selections abound this year for coastal kids with a range of activities to keep them healthy, channel their creative energy and hone their theater skills.

    Digi-Camp is capitalizing on the popularity of the computer video…

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REBUILDING A BEACH: Don’t mess with Texas; work onboard dredge is 24 hours, nonstop

Lights glow aboard the 355-foot-long dredge Texas as the full-moon rises over coastal Delray Beach on March 20.  Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

NOTE: The drege was towed…

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Delray Beach: Intersection will offer fresh competition between grocers



By Tim Pallesen



Trader Joe’s wants to compete with Fresh Market in a burst of new commercial activity at the corner of Linton Boulevard and South Federal Highway.

Delray Place, a proposed shopping center at the southeast corner, is seeking city approval with Trader Joe’s…

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Briny Breezes: Low-key celebration honors 50 years of town history

While the beauty salon is still there, the Town Hall has replaced the food store at the south end of town.  1954 File photo courtesy Joan Nichols

By Tim O’Meilia

    

    Briny Breezes celebrated its 50th…

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Coastal Star: Bob Welstein

At 94, Bob Welstein has no intention of slowing down. He still personally oversees the lecture program he started in South Palm Beach that now bears his name. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

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Delray Beach: Dredge ‘borrows’ sand from offshore to refill beach

Bulldozers give a sense of the width and depth of the renourishment project.

Photos by Michelle Quigley/ Special to The Coastal Star            …

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Delray Beach: New mayor: Focus now on business quality, not quantity

Mayor-elect Cary Glickstein’s family friend, retired Judge William Gladstone (center), shares a story before administering the oath of office in the Delray Beach City Commission chambers March 28. Pictured: Commissioner Al Jacquet,…

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Delray Beach: Workshop wrangles with downtown parking issues

By Margie Plunkett

    

In an attempt to ease downtown traffic, Delray Beach commissioners agreed to changes for the Southeast Second Avenue valet parking queue, including providing it more spaces and prohibiting left-hand turns at the intersection.

    The commissioners, separately, were also in consensus about adding smart metered parking spaces at Old School Square Garage.

    During a review of downtown valet parking at a March 14 workshop meeting,…

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