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Mary Kate Leming's Blog – May 2017 Archive (36)

5 Father’s Day activities Dad will appreciate

From toasting his special day by sipping craft beer to determining who can reel in the biggest fish, the time you spend together might be the best gift of all.…

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Kentucky Derby party: Private home, Fort Lauderdale – May 6

The Symphony of the Americas Society celebrated the equestrian tradition in signature style at the home of  Donald Sussman and Michelle Howland. The 130 guests who attended were welcomed with mint juleps and entertained by music from the symphony’s guest artists. Proceeds benefit…

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Rod & Gun Club party: Souaid residence, Gulf Stream – May 6

The Rod & Gun Club of Florida had its annual Kentucky Derby party at the Gulf Stream home of Bob and Jane Souaid. More than 100 members and guests sported large-brimmed hats and colorful attire to watch the 143rd Run for the Roses. Folks cheered on Always Dreaming to his…

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Medal presentation: Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale – May 3

A Boynton Beach veteran received France’s highest honor, the National Order of the Legion of Honour medal, aboard the USS New York during Fleet Week. William ‘Bill’ Thomas served as a U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II, earning a medal and several ribbons for his…

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Opening reception: Center for Creative Education, West Palm Beach – May 6

Isabel Saad’s engaging photography, curated by Bruce Helander for The Gallery at Center for Creative Education, led to a sellout. Every photo from Saad’s first solo show was snapped up, with a percentage of proceeds going to the center’s educational programs.  ‘With varying…

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Tiki Dinner: Boca Beach Club, Boca Raton – April 19

The George Snow Scholarship Fund celebrated and honored its donors while introducing them to students helped by their philanthropy. Guests met three scholars. ‘The Tiki Dinner provides a connection to our scholars that our supporters look forward to every year,’ said Tim Snow,…

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Women of Grace Reception: Bethesda Health, Boynton Beach – May 11

The Women of Grace honorees are Yvonne Boice, nominated by the Palm Beach State College Foundation; Tammy Culmer, nominated by Take Stock in Children; Linda Heneks, nominated by the YMCA of South Palm Beach County; Jacqueline Moroco Maloney, nominated by the Bethesda…

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Philanthropy Notes: Friends of Loxahatchee Refuge lauded by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has presented the Friends of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge with an award for making extraordinary contributions to the conservation of natural resources in the southeast region.

The award, Friends Group of the Year, goes to a volunteer organization whose hard work and perseverance helps to save land and preserve wildlife.

The refuge contains one of the largest cypress forests in the country…

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The Plate: Sriracha lends a kick to chicken sandwich

The Plate: Station House Chicken Sandwich

The Place: Whistle Stop Tavern, 224 N. Third St., Lantana; 670-2003.

The Price: $9.95

The Skinny: John and Jerry Broz know food. Anyone who has been in…

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Annual luncheon: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach – April 27

The Kravis Center’s elite were honored for their philanthropy while celebrating the center’s 25th anniversary. Laurie Silver discussed how education programs are preparing the next generation of artists and audiences. ‘We have met and exceeded our annual fundraising goal of…

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Around Town: Vintage car put into service for Boynton police

Wilmer Rodriguez with his restored 1953 Buick Special. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Thom Smith

For Wilmer Rodriguez, the “black and white” 1953 Buick now parked in…

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Boca Raton Regional Hospital: "Top Doctors"

In May, Boca Raton Regional Hospital announced its primary-affiliated physicians who were listed as “Top Doctors” by the research firm, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

The selection process included reviewing a peer-recommended list for…

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Gulf Stream: O’Hare may face sanctions over public records requests

By Steve Plunkett



Gulf Stream resident Chris O’Hare’s “bad faith conduct” in seeking hundreds of public records may leave him liable for the town’s hefty legal bill and even sanctions, a circuit judge decided.

In a case O’Hare filed against the town, Judge Thomas Barkdull III  said Gulf Stream did not unjustifiably delay its response to a public records request from O’Hare and his conduct bars the relief he sought, namely his own attorney’s fees and…

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Along the Coast: Sober homes regulation heads to governor's desk

By Jane Smith

Sober homes will finally be regulated under a House bill that is on its way to the governor.

The bill, passed unanimously by state representatives and senators, allows the Department of Children and Families to write the rules regulating sober homes.

“The legislation represents meaningful progress towards real regulation of an industry that has no real regulation, oversight or accountability, much to the detriment of vulnerable people it…

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Governor declares opioids a public health emergency

By Jane Smith

      Gov. Rick Scott declared a public health emergency May 3 over the opioid epidemic running rampant throughout the state.

      The declaration came after the fourth listening tour held in Duval County on May 3. The state workshops started May 1 in West Palm Beach, where many public speakers asked Scott to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency.

      By signing the emergency order, Scott is allowing communities to draw…

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Delray Beach: City discusses taking over CRA board

By Jane Smith

                  Fed up with sloppy contracts and having to beg for taxpayer dollars, the Delray Beach City Commission will soon consider taking over its Community Redevelopment Agency board.

                  The final straw was the building naming policy the CRA board approved in late April.

                  On May 2, interim City Manager Neal deJesus asked city commissioners whether they wanted two naming policies in the…

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Philanthropy Notes: Braman gives $25,000 to Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

By Amy Woods

Braman Motorcars general manager Stephen Grossman ceremoniously gave Andrew Aiken, president and CEO of the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, a $25,000 check as part of a multiyear commitment to support the zoo’s tiger exhibit.

The money enabled the natural habitat for four Malayan tigers to nearly double in size and provided extra space for behind-the-scenes tiger housing.

“Their…

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PASSING THE HAT

Maurice Johnson, a Baptist pastor, has launched Mable Dean Millinery Creations at his home in Wellington. Photos by Ruth Cincotta/The…

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Pay it Forward: Ballet competition, opera performance, presentation of scholarships all in store during week of NSAL events

The local chapter of National Society of Arts and Letters will host an elite ballet competition June 2 spotlighting 17 young dancers vying for a $12,000 prize. ABOVE: Co-chairwoman Alyce Erickson and chapter…

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Grant-awards celebration: Lynn University, Boca Raton – April 6

Impact 100 Palm Beach County had its sixth annual ceremony awarding high-impact, $100,000 grants in each of five focus areas: arts and culture; education; environment; family; and health and wellness. Out of an initial 61 applicants, a total of 27 semifinalists were…

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