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Mary Kate Leming's Blog – September 2016 Archive (25)

Finding Faith: Gandhi’s grandson to share lessons from his famous ancestor

Arun Gandhi will give a free lecture, ‘Lessons From My Grandfather,’ Oct. 2 at Florida Atlantic University. Photo provided

By Janis Fontaine

Arun Gandhi, the fifth grandson of international symbol for…

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Health Notes: FAU nursing college gets $2 million grant

The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University received a three-year, $2 million grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for an advanced nursing education program. It’s called the “Caring-based Academic Partnerships to Enhance Nurse Practitioner Readiness and Willingness to Practice in Rural and Underserved Communities.” These grants are intended to grow the…

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Health & Harmony: Know the palm tree before enjoying the coconuts

How to extract coconut water and crack a coconut

Using a hammer and a Phillips-head screwdriver, punch holes in the three eyes of the coconut and drain the coconut water into a bowl or jar. Then tap the hammer…

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PUMPKINPALOOZA!

 From flavored latte and beer to cereal and dog treats, the pumpkin-mad season is upon us

By…

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On the Water: 2nd phase of ‘Fish Tales!’ exhibit has live fish, seminars, storytelling

Charles Gregory and Jamie Anderson release two fish for an…

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Secret Gardens: Frog Alley puts the ‘community’ in community gardening

Iris Jones, who provided land for the Frog Alley Community Garden, and Michele Service, a founding member, are hoping more people in the neighborhood will take advantage of the opportunity to grow their own vegetables.  

Jerry…

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Paws up for Pets: Top dogs take a political spin for Share-A-Pet fundraiser

Peaches, Claire and Bob Spielman’s Yorkshire terrier, will be a star in the Paw-litical Party on Nov. 5. Photo provided

By Arden Moore

Three days before Americans cast their…

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Tots & Teens: Clubs encourage girls to get their technology and science geek on

The GEMS Club, for girls in grades 3 through 8 who are interested in math and science, meets monthly. Photo provided

By Janis Fontaine



    Pretty is good, Kate Arrizza tells her 4-year-old daughter. “But smart…

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Celebrating reading: Gulf Stream School – Sept. 21, 22

ABOVE: Internationally recognized children’s author Kwame Alexander provided multiple discussions about the joy of reading and the process he goes through to write. BELOW: While he talked about his award-winning book, The Crossover,  Gulf…

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The ArtsPaper Season Preview

Your guide to the 2016-2017 cultural scene

Illustration by Rollin McGrail

Yes, we have sand, sun and blue waters, alligators and anhingas, chic cities full of beautiful people and warm temperatures while everyone else is shivering…

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Girls, Pearls, Hats & Heels: Seagate Country Club, Delray Beach

Oct. 6: The annual benefit for the Delray Beach Public Library will feature complimentary champagne, a silent auction and the latest fashions in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Time is 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $60. Call 266-0798 or visit…

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Hope Bash Boca: Boca West Country Club, Boca Raton

Oct. 28: The Place of Hope and its Leighan and David Rinker Campus will benefit from an evening of auctions – live and silent – and dinner and dancing to the theme ‘From Broadway to Boca.’ Time is 6:30 p.m. Cost is $250. Call 483-0962 or visit placeofhoperinker.org.…

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Impact 100 membership event: Neiman Marcus, Boca Raton

Oct. 13: ‘Wine and Lite Bites’ is a mixer sponsored by Impact 100 Palm Beach County and aimed at attracting women in the community who want to make an impact on nonprofits in South County. Time is 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is free. Call 336-4623 or visit impact100pbc.com.…

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Mayor’s Ball: Broken Sound Club, Boca Raton

Oct. 8: The black-tie dinner dance returns for a second year to honor elected officials who exemplify the Rotary Club of Downtown Boca Raton’s motto ‘Service Above Self.’ Time is 7 to 11 p.m. Cost is $250. Call 299-1429 or visit rotarydowntownbocaraton.org. ABOVE:…

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Philanthropy Notes: 4 local charities name new board members

    Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast, The Lord’s Place, the Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden and the Palm Beach Habilitation Center have been busy selecting incoming board members for the 2016-17 season.

    Joining Junior Achievement are Pete Bozetarnik as chairman and Mark Osherow, Ryan Thompson and Jean Wihbey as…

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Pay it Forward: Women of Grace encouraged to wear white

Women of Grace chairwomen Nicole Pasqual and Kimberley…

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Back to School BBQ: Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School, Boynton Beach – Sept. 9

Faculty, family members and friends ushered in a new school year with the annual barbecue that attracted more than 300, a record. The event also kicked off the school’s Jaguar Fund, a giving campaign. ABOVE: (l-r) Class of ’16 alumni Grayson Westine, 14, Ryan Flynn, 15,…

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VIP Reception: Lakeside Terrace, Boca Raton – Sept. 7

Soroptimist International of Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach welcomed 30 nominees for the 2016 Women of Distinction Awards to a special gathering kicking off the Oct. 5 breakfast. The evening included remarks by Co-President Dr. Heidi Schaeffer. LEFT: Dr. Ron Rubin,…

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Ribbon cutting: Orchard View Elementary School, Delray Beach – Sept. 14

The Kiwanis Club of Delray Beach celebrated the opening of its Reading Oasis, a transformed room for young readers with more than 1,200 age-appropriate books and a comfortable and safe space to spend quiet time. ABOVE: (l-r) Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein, Orchard…

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Around Town: Iconic mansion to become subdivision

Boca’s Ballroom Battle

Boca Raton Resort & Club – Aug. 20…

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