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Mary Kate Leming's Blog – May 2012 Archive (59)

Blue & White Tradition

Alex Kaleel, daughter of Ken and Rema Kaleel of Ocean Ridge, celebrates as her team wins the tug of war and the competition for the day at Gulf Stream School.  This long- time tradition pits team blue against team white (school colors) in outdoor events that include all members…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 30, 2012 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Enforcement of housing law blocked; Caron writes neighbors



Letter from Caron to neighbors

By Tim Pallesen



A federal judge has granted a temporary injunction to stop Delray Beach from enforcing its stringent transient housing ordinance against the Caron Foundation.

    U.S. District Judge William Dimitrouleas stopped short of ordering…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 30, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Boca Raton: City considers special tax on beachfront property

By Steve Plunkett



Boca Raton plans to create a special assessment district on the barrier island to guarantee it has money for future beach renourishment.

Municipal Services Director Bob DiChristopher gave preliminary figures at the City Council’s goal-setting sessions May 2, 3 and 15, noting that beach properties are valued at $2.2 billion so a special assessment of $1 per $1,000 would raise $2.2 million a year.

 “We’re trying to amortize it over a 10-year…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 30, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments

2012 Summer Camp Guide

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. Not all summer camp schedules have been set. Please check back online at http://www.thecoastalstar.ning.com we will be adding information as it becomes available. If your organization offers a camp not listed, please send your information to…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 23, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Ocean Ridge: Town Manager says commission will continue to consider PBSO proposal

By Steve Plunkett

Ocean Ridge town commissioners can still decide to contract with the Sheriff’s Office for police services, despite news reports that Sheriff Ric Bradshaw has pulled the proposal.

“It’s not off the table,” Town Manager Ken Schenck said May 16.

Schenck said sheriff’s officials told him they would not actively pursue a contract after Ocean Ridge residents voiced strong support for keeping the town’s police force at a standing-room-only…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 16, 2012 at 12:43pm — 1 Comment

Delray Beach: Caron seeks residents’ communications on sober house protest

Letter delivered to Seaspray neighbors: Green_Letter%282%29.pdf

(Note: To protect privacy, the name and address has been removed by The Coastal…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 14, 2012 at 5:00pm — 14 Comments

Judge grants injunction until Caron's lawsuit goes to trial

 

By Tim Pallesen

     A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction to stop Delray Beach from enforcing its controversial transient housing ordinance against the Caron Foundation.

    U.S. District Judge William Dimitrouleas stopped short of ordering the city to grant Caron’s request to open a sober house at 1232 Seaspray Ave.

  But he said Delray Beach must…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 4, 2012 at 8:43pm — No Comments

Celebrations: End of Season photographs

Boca Delray Music Society Luncheon: Delray Beach Club

Celebration of Old Delray: The Colony Cabana Club…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 3, 2012 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Manalapan: Officials spar over talks to replace town police with sheriff



* Ocean Ridge will hear a PBSO proposal at 6 p.m. May 8 at Town Hall.

By Steve Plunkett



    The proposal to switch police services to the county sheriff got Manalapan neighbors talking, but town commissioners fear much of what’s being said is wrong.   …

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 3, 2012 at 11:37am — 1 Comment

Hurricane Season: Better forecast tools lead to new evacuation standards

By Tim O’Meilia

    

The next time a minimal hurricane threatens to slosh ashore in south Palm Beach County, most coastal residents won’t be ordered to flee.

    In fact, evacuation of the barrier islands from the Palm Beach Inlet to Boca Raton won’t be considered until a storm puffs…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 3, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Lake Worth: Playhouse set to raise curtain on 60th season

By Ron Hayes



On Dec. 1, 1953, somebody in Lake Worth said, “Let’s put on a show!”

Six decades later, the Lake Worth Playhouse is still putting on shows.

That first production was Springtime For Henry, and theater-goers had to climb three…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 3, 2012 at 11:29am — 1 Comment

Editor's Note: Stay up-to-date over the summer

School is still in session, but the auto transport trucks have been loading up for weeks and the clubs have been busy with their end-of-season gatherings.  

Summer must be just around the corner.

    You may think those of us who stay here during the summer months will be taking it easy, sipping piña coladas poolside while you’re away. Sounds good, but instead many of us will be busily involved as our towns make decisions that ultimately may have an impact on your winter…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 2, 2012 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Coastal Star: A chimed existence: Briny rings in a new conductor for memorial bells

Barbara D’Errico is retiring after 20 years of supervising the Briny Breezes Memorial Chimes. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Ron Hayes



Ring out the old! Ring in the…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 2, 2012 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Correction

Because of a reporting error, The Coastal Star incorrectly reported that Greenacres has a contract with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for police services. The error appeared in the April edition in a story about a Sheriff’s Office proposal to Ocean Ridge.

Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 2, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Palm Beach International Film Festival: The Lake Pavilion, West Palm Beach

Actress June Lockhart signs an autograph for Coastal Star photographer Tim Stepien after the Silver Screen Splash brunch that was held at The Lake Pavilion in West Palm Beach on April 15. Stepien was named after Timmy in the Lassie TV series in which Lockhart…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 2, 2012 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Along the Avenues: Old School Beerfest a fine debut for local brew

Ocean Ridge and county pocket residents Greg Juisly (left), Chris Dick, Scott Hargash and Jim Connolly sample the brews at Delray’s Old School Beerfest on April 21. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star…



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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 2, 2012 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Gulf Stream: Loss of canopy tree brings residents to meeting

The view of the construction site from one neighbor’s driveway used to be blocked by a banyan tree, vines, shrubs and other vegetation. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star



By Steve…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 2, 2012 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Briny Breezes: Board steers park away from potential sale

By Tim O’Meilia



    Briny Breezes’ neighbors can rest easy. The oceanfront town-mobile home park has scotched any thought of high-rise condos and oceanfront hotels and will focus on a more low-key future — at least for now.

    The nine-member board of the corporation that owns the park unanimously decided April 11 not to pursue the proposal by a Long Island developer to buy the park at a price to be named later.

    “We did not have enough information on…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 2, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Briny Breezes: Alderman leaves post

Briny Breezes Alderman Kathleen Bray resigned April 27, saying her husband’s out-of-state job prevented her from devoting the time necessary to serve the town.

    Spending time with her husband, Larry, in Pennsylvania forced Bray to attend several meetings by conference call in the past year.

“When I’m not here, I don’t have a feel for what’s going on in the town,” she said.

    Bray was appointed to the council in August 2008, ironically, after her husband, an alderman,…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 2, 2012 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Judge hearing sober-house wrangle encourages compromise

By Tim Pallesen   

    

The Caron Foundation can’t sue Delray Beach for denying a Seaspray Avenue sober house because the request hasn’t been officially denied, an attorney for the city argued in court.

    The surprising twist came during an April 16 federal court hearing where the city also argued that Caron can’t claim a loss of income because it hasn’t placed recovering alcoholics and drug addicts into a second house where the city has given approval to…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 2, 2012 at 2:52pm — No Comments

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