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Mary Kate Leming's Blog – September 2014 Archive (14)

Business Spotlight: Trader Joe's opens in Delray

The new Trader Joe’s at the corner of Linton Boulevard and Federal Highway in Delray Beach opens on Sept. 5.

ABOVE: Barbara Arnold and Sandra Shinn stock shelves under the watchful eye of a surfing cow. Other store walls are covered with  similar murals…

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30-story 'ultra-luxury' condos proposed near Boca Raton Resort & Club

    In what is certain to stir controversy in Boca Raton for years to come, a developer has submitted plans for an “ultra-luxury” downtown condominium project that would include four towers rising as high as 30 stories.

   ELAD National Properties of Plantation proposes 500 units on nearly nine…

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Back 2 School Bash, Caridad Center, Boynton Beach — Aug. 9

An estimated 1,200 children received school-supply-filled backpacks at the nonprofit healthcare center’s Back 2 School Bash. The children, all of whom are patients at the center, set an attendance record at the 20-year-old event, which served 1,100 in 2013. ‘We are so appreciative of the…

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White Coats-4-Care, Waterstone Resort & Marina Boca Raton — July 31

The fourth-annual reception raised more than $60,000 to benefit Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine’s incoming class. More than 220 business, civic and healthcare leaders attended, each giving a donation for underwriting white…

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Diaper Bank/Board of Directors, Junior League of Boca Raton — Aug. 16

The league’s board of directors and other active members came…

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Wine & All That Jazz, Boca Raton Resort & Club — Aug. 23

One of Boca Raton’s largest wine-tasting parties drew more than 350 guests who had the opportunity to sample 100-plus vintages, enjoy hors d’oeuvres provided by local restaurants and listen to live music. The extravagant event was sponsored by the Greater Boca…

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Contacts & Cocktails Eleven Salon Spa, Delray Beach — Aug. 5

More than 100 attendees at the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce’s informal networking event enjoyed a tour of the salon and spa while sipping cocktails. ‘It was a pleasure having members of the Delray Beach Chamber group here,’ the company’s Frank LaDuca…

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Tots & Teens: Shark feeding a frenzy of fascinating facts

Jennifer Urbanek leads a shark feeding at the Sandoway House. Shelley Gilken/The Coastal Star

By Shelley Gilken



Who needs Sharknado, modern-day megalodon attacks, or a submarine shark lurking off the coast of South Africa? There’s no…

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The Plate: Sublime subs from Tsunami

The Plate: Tsunami Club

The Place: Tsunami Subs, 309 E. Woolbright Road, Boynton Beach; 739-8525. Also at 1130 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 808-7103 or www.tsunamisubsandwraps.com.

The…

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Taking a bite out of shark attacks

The magnetic device, on a fake hand, repels nurse sharks in the center’s pool. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Ron Hayes

 

   Shortly before 10 a.m. on a recent Saturday, four…

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Around Town: Cameras roll in Delray Beach

Michael Pisano of Boca Raton, a sound mixer, listens to a scene between takes as actors prepare for action at the restaurant 3rd and 3rd during the shooting of After Midnight, an independent film being produced in downtown Delray Beach. Tim…

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Around Town: Pine Crest grooms a ‘Teen Jeopardy’ champ, and surf’s up for artist Aho

By Thom Smith

After nearly two weeks of Teen Jeopardy competition, Alan Koolik of Boca Raton and Jeff Xie of Edison, N.J., surprisingly were tied with $54,200 in winnings. So on the Aug. 1 broadcast, for one of the few times in history, the winner was…

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Summer Arts: Sutton set to sing Mitchell’s blues at Jazziz

By Greg Stepanich

     Her colleagues in the music industry had suggested for years that she consider performing the songs of Joni Mitchell, but when it came time to do it, jazz singer Tierney Sutton found the idea somewhat daunting.

     “I…

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Delray Beach: Cause still not clear in fatal boat accident

By Willie Howard

      A 25-foot boat that capsized July 27 in the ocean off Delray Beach was taking on water before it rolled over, killing a Lantana man.

      According to a preliminary report by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, three men were fishing about 5 miles south of the Boynton Inlet when the boat, a 25-foot Mako, began taking water over the stern.

      It’s not clear why the boat was taking on water, though…

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