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Mary Kate Leming's Blog – November 2010 Archive (29)

South Palm Beach: Millar to face hearing on ethics complaint

Correction: In the following sentence the proposed height of the building is incorrect. The current proposed height is 10-stories. Our apologies for the error.



Millar said in January he filed complaints against Planning Board members Michael Nevard, Dee Robinson and Pat Festino, accusing them of bias against a proposal to build a

19-story condominium hotel…
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Manalapan: New manager is shown the door in swift reorganization

By Steve Plunkett



In the end, the firing was much quicker than the hiring.



Manalapan commissioners spent less than 70 minutes collapsing the duties of finance director into Town Manager Tom Heck’s job, dismissing him and offering Finance

Director Linda Stumpf the reorganized…

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‘Her friend, Jack Kennedy’: Letter’s publication stirs dream-like memories

By Ron Hayes

In the weeks and months after Nov. 22, 1963, Mrs. John F. Kennedy received more than a million letters.



Expressions of shock at her husband’s assassination and sympathy for his family arrived at the White House from world leaders and religious figures,…

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Her heart went ‘boom’ when he crossed that room





By Ron Hayes

On Feb. 7, 1964 — only ten weeks after the assassination of JFK — a shaggy pop group called The Beatles landed at the recently renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, and that new generation of…

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Delray Beach: City approves Marriott renovation, addition

By Margie Plunkett



Two years after the city gave Delray Beach Marriott the go-ahead for a renovation that would include a four-story addition, the hotel company received a two-year extension to complete the construction.

The Marriott, owned by Ocean Properties Ltd., hasn’t started construction yet, but the first phases could get underway as early as the beginning of the new year.

The expansion of the ocean view hotel at Atlantic Avenue and Ocean Boulevard was first approved… Continue

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Delray Beach: City tightens up sidewalk cafe permitting

By Margie Plunkett



Putting safety first, Delray Beach changed the rules for sidewalk cafés to keep seating at least two feet away from moving traffic.

“It’s our job to help the businesses to create this ambiance that we’ve got going on, but we still owe it to the public to protect them,” said Commissioner Gary Eliopoulos.

The comments came as commissioners addressed changes for sidewalk cafés that would also limit who operates them and increase fees 50 percent for permitting… Continue

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Delray Beach: Amid financial struggles historical society seeks help

By Pilar Ulibarri de Rivera



City commissioners voted Nov. 2 to help the Delray Beach Historical Society supplement its operational costs, potentially keeping it from becoming history itself.

“We are having financial constraints,” said historical society President Tom Stanley. “And we’ve had to reduce our budget, like most charities in the county.”

Stanley told the commission he earned the title “The Slasher” during the process of trimming the annual budget from about $250,000… Continue

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Pets’ Letters to God

Pets’ Letters to God



One of my favorite books about pets and spirituality is spiced with insight and humor. The book, Pets’ Letters to God, was authored by Mark Bricklin, a former colleague at Rodale Press, masterfully captured the innocence and curiosity of our pets.…



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Paws Up for Pets: Pets in church? OMG!

View photo slideshow of local pet blessings | Pets' letters to God…

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The ‘Storybook House’ contest

The Storybook House contest

To view the ‘Storybook House’ and vote for your favorite $10,000 design proposal, you are welcome to attend one of two open house events:…


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Opus the turtle comes in for a landing at Oceanfront Park







By Ron Hayes



Look, up in the sky!

It’s a bird!

It’s a plane!

It’s a …… Continue

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Worth Avenue's haute new look — Ocean Ridge architect a creative force in redesign



By Mary Thurwachter



If you’ve just returned to the barrier island after a summer away, a short jaunt to Palm Beach’s most fashionable shopping district promises to be well “Worth” the drive.…



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Editorial: Three things I appreciate in this season of Thanksgiving



One is the return of season and all of our favorite snowbirds. And with them, the return of our favorite advertisers, plus several new ones. So many, in fact, that you’ll see a second section in this November edition. We are calling it Coastal Life and it’s where you’ll find several of your favorite Coastal Star features: Paws Up for Pets, InterFaith21 and House of the Month —…

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A Coastal Star: United Way leader plans ambitious fundraising focus



One in seven lives in poverty. One in five children do, too. An inner city? Nope,

they’re Palm Beach County residents.


Those grim statistics are among the reasons that coastal Delray Beach resident Art

Menor became involved with the Palm Beach County…

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Briny Breezes: Retired CPA joins Town Council

Lowen Poock, a retired certified public accountant who began coming to the area back in the 1970s for business, is Briny Breezes’ newest alderman.

Poock, 69, said he has owned in Briny for 11 years, at first coming down from the Midwest for the season. Since 2003, he’s considered Briny Breezes his full-time home. And it’s not his first time in town politics. Poock is from Iowa and served as a…

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St. Andrews course earns Audubon certification

The St. Andrews Club golf course has become the 100th course in Florida to obtain sanctuary status from Audubon International.



The Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary designation was achieved through the efforts of Course Superintendent Frank Monk and his team after researching new

methods of course management.…



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Meet your neighbor: Meri Ziev — Ocean Ridge





What do you do if you have a love of music and a love of helping others?



If you’re Meri Ziev, you channel those loves into performing for people who don’t otherwise have access to entertainment.…



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Airports getting prepared for ‘the season’

By Steve Pike

Visitors and snowbirds coming through South Florida’s airports will see some changes from a year ago. The most notable is at Palm Beach International Airport, where the Transportation Security Administration in September began using five full-body scanners that can see through clothing.…



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Smaller air facilities make upgrades



By Steve Pike

Pilots and passengers at Boca Raton Airport will notice new pavement overlays and taxiways at the 212-acre facility. The main resurfacing includes the runway taxiways and a new

taxi connector to runway E at midfield.…

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Ocean Ridge: Pests and posts get commission’s attention



By Margie Plunkett



The booming no-see-um population is apparently happy — and that means Ocean Ridge residents are not.



Despite the budgeted spraying to control the nearly invisible, biting pests, residents donned their “Don’t Bug Me”…

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