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Mary Kate Leming's Blog – October 2017 Archive (21)

Ocean Ridge: Lucibella trial postponed a 3rd time

By Steve Plunkett

 

Former Ocean Ridge Vice Mayor Richard Lucibella’s felony trial will not start before next year.

His defense attorney, Marc Shiner, and Assistant State Attorney Danielle Grundt both agreed this month to the postponement — the trial’s third delay. Circuit Judge Charles Burton rescheduled the case for February 2018.

Shiner also complained that Police Officer Nubia Plesnik’s lawyer, Richard Slinkman, has made it impossible for him…

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October King Tides — Photos

The Coastal Star will be photographing the King Tides in October/November and sharing photographs from our coastal communities.

As you see flooding in your neighborhood, we hope you'll share your photos as well.…

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ArtsPaper: Season Preview

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Along the Coast: Boca Raton may use eminent domain to preserve beach

Related story: A Line in the Sand: At issue is whether building should continue east of the Coastal Construction Control Line

By Steve Plunkett



    The Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District is considering dusting off its power of eminent domain to…

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Hurricane Season: Compared to others, we got off easy — Remnants of damage from Irma remain, but life gets back to normal

Working day and night Sept. 11-17

ABOVE: Linemen work to restore power at the intersection of A1A and Ridge Boulevard in Ocean Ridge.  Many crews worked 12 to 16 hours a day to restore…

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Along the Coast: Rescue, rehab and release — The saga of George Bush the turtle and those who nursed him back to health

SEPT. 15: On the morning of his release, a loggerhead turtle, named George Bush by his rescuers, swims in a holding tank at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star…

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Highland Beach: March referendum will determine funding for walkway

By Rich Pollack



It’s official — Highland Beach residents will have a chance in March to give town leaders the green light to spend as much as $2.1 million to replace a 3-mile-long walking path and improve surrounding areas.

Details of what that $2.1 million would pay for, however, are still not final since the scope of the plan needs to be fine-tuned and the overall project would require Florida Department of Transportation approval.

“The referendum in…

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Boca Raton: Potential for 2nd Tri-Rail station topic of new study

By Mary Hladky



    Tri-Rail officials are launching a new study to evaluate a proposed second Tri-Rail station in Boca Raton, a step forward in station planning that started in 2007 when the commuter rail identified a possible location near Glades Road and…

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Boca Raton: City Council, Beach & Park District agree on golf course purchase

By Steve Plunkett



City Council members agreed to lend the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District $24 million for its planned purchase of the private Ocean Breeze golf course in the north end of the city.

At a Sept. 26 joint meeting, Arthur Koski, the district’s executive director, promised the acquisition would transform the property into “a public golf course with a private course atmosphere.”

The district will rename the course Boca Raton National,…

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Obituary: Adelaide Van Winkle

By Steven J. Smith



    BOCA RATON — Smashing glass ceilings was Adelaide Van Winkle’s specialty, as she made purposeful strides in her life at a time when most other women could only dream about such success.

“Adelaide was a person who meant what she said and did what she said she was going to do,” said her stepdaughter Linda Watkins. “She was a woman who followed through and was well liked by everyone because of that.”

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Boca Raton: Boca Raton Garden Club making plans for Holiday House

Members of the Boca Raton Garden Club are looking forward to opening their clubhouse and gardens to the public for their annual Holiday House from Nov. 3-5.

Anyone looking for unusual handmade decorations and gifts will find a complete and inexpensive selection, including Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas items.

     “We’d like everyone to come and shop — or just browse and enjoy the holiday atmosphere in both our clubhouse and surrounding garden,” said…

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Boca Raton: Boca looking into generator requirement for nursing homes

By Sallie James

The Boca Raton Planning and Zoning Board recommended that the City Council approve a proposed ordinance requiring nursing homes to install permanent emergency generators that could power the facilities for up to 96 hours.

The measure, which the Planning and Zoning Board approved at its Oct. 5 meeting will now go to City Council for consideration.

The proposed ordinance comes just weeks after the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in…

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Women of Grace Luncheon: Boca Raton Resort & Club — Nov. 9

The annual affair organized by Bethesda Hospital Foundation will benefit the Center for Women & Children at Bethesda Health through the purchase of a state-of-the-art, realistic mother and baby birthing simulator. ABOVE: (l-r, seated) Yvonne Boice, Claudia Cabral,…

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Pay it Forward: Buddy Walkers put best feet forward for Down syndrome

Andrew Chea, 17, plans to participate in the Buddy Walk with…

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Philanthropy Notes: Applications open for Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank grants

Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank, an innovative endeavor that fosters community improvement by local students, is accepting applications through Nov. 12.

Change-makers in the seventh through 12th grades are invited to apply for grants that will help them address issues and problems. To date, 16 youth-driven solutions backed by $200,000 from investors have been made possible through the program.

“We hope the community has seen the benefits of our program,” said Executive Director January…

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‘Delray’s Got Talent’: Delray Beach Elks Lodge 1770 – July 22

The Delray Beach Initiative’s take on the popular television show raised more than $5,000 for Miracle League Palm Beach County, a nonprofit that gives all children, regardless of their disabilities, a chance to play baseball. Proceeds were earmarked for keeping the league…

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Woman Volunteer of the Year Kickoff: Saks Fifth Avenue, Boca Raton – Aug. 23

The Junior League of Boca Raton named fashion designer cinq a sept as the…

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Check presentations: Seagate of Gulfstream, Boynton Beach – Aug. 9

Tom McClure, past president of the Boynton Intracoastal Group, presented Boynton Beach Assistant Police Chief Joseph DeGiulio a check for $1,000 to support the department’s ‘Shop With a Cop’ program and an additional $1,000 to Fire Chief Glenn Joseph for child safety…

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White Coat Ceremony: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton – Aug. 4

The 64 members of the incoming Class of ’17 in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at FAU each received a doctor’s white coat in a ceremonial rite of passage. The event formally marked their entry into the profession. ‘The power of the symbolic white coat…

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Around Town: Boca celebrates IBM’s local start

ABOVE:  During IBM’s heyday in Boca Raton, more than 10,000 employees designed and manufactured the world’s first personal computers. BELOW: Most residents who were not employed with the company never got close enough to appreciate the architecture of the facility.…

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