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Paws Up for Pets: Academy program a win for students, pets and owners

South Tech Academy student Michele Calaminus dries 4-year-old Jack, a schnauzer/lab mix during class. She is a senior in SouthTech Academy’s Veterinary Assisting Program and is the owner of Jack. TIm Stepien/The Coastal…

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Spring Boutique and Trunk Show: Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, Feb. 24-26

Wayside House invites guests to its signature fundraising event that features vendors from throughout the country offering eclectic items. Time is 10 am to 5 pm. Cost is $5. Call 642-0849 or visit waysidehouse.net. ABOVE: Committee members include Darcy…

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Emmy Award winner to highlight Laugh with the Library, Chapter 9

Becky Walsh (left) and Heidi Sargeant. Photo provided

By Amy Woods



    Proceeds from this year’s laugh-a-minute fundraiser for the Delray Beach Public Library will cover the costs of…

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Parent Social: Home of Mike and Tina Estabrook, Delray Beach – Nov. 15

A Unity School fundraiser supporting the 50th-anniversary party, set for Feb. 21, was attended by nearly 120 parents who engaged in friendly but competitive live-auction bidding for 14 of their children’s class projects. Students spent weeks creating artwork and…

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Portrait of a Woman Reception: Escada, Palm Beach – Nov. 20

Portrait of a Woman, benefiting Quantum House, kicked off its fourth season with a reception honoring five female honorees: Arlette Gordon, Roe Green, Julie Kime, Holli Rockwell and Ellen Tansey. The event included cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a special serenade by…

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Food drives: Pope John Paul II High School, Boca Raton – Nov. 14

WPTV-TV selected the school as its official south-county drop-off location for the 30th-annual Food for Families drive. The station’s staff joined forces with boys, girls and teachers for a long but rewarding workday (6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.), amassing 8,000…

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A Princely Affair: Boca Raton Resort & Club – Oct. 26

Boca Ballet Theatre’s 23rd-annual luncheon and fundraiser luncheon kicked off the new year and season in a festive way. Three hundred guests enjoyed an afternoon of dining and raffle prizes highlighted by a performance featuring New York City Ballet principal…

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‘Les Girls’ annual Christmas Dinner-Dance: Home of Kathryn and Basil Diamond, Manalapan – Dec. 12

Founded in 1972, ‘Les Girls’  comprises foreign-born women from several cultures who meet monthly to foster friendship, understanding and exchange of ideas. At present, there are representative members from 40 countries. ABOVE: Maureen Hamilton (South Africa), Sophia Isaac…

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Cocktails in Paradise: 50 Ocean, Delray Beach – Oct. 22

The Young Friends of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County’s mission of celebrating historic venues and shared legacies continued with an event focused on Boston’s on the Beach, originally known as the hotel Casa Las Olas. A beautiful beach view served as the evening’s backdrop and…

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Holiday Trunk Show: The Seagate Hotel & Spa, Delray Beach – Dec. 1-3

The Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club in Delray Beach had its 12th-annual festive fundraiser and brought in more than $85,000 to help support programming for 400-plus community children. A total of 230 supporters stopped in and shopped among the…

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‘Fashion Under the Stars’: Home of Robert and Robin Muir, Boca Raton – Nov. 20

The National Parkinson Foundation and its South Palm Beach County chapter organized an evening of fashion and food in an ongoing effort to benefit research and resources for those affected by Parkinson’s disease. The event attracted more than 150 foundation supporters and raised…

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Around Town: FAU stadium wins praise at inaugural Boca Bowl

The Boca Bowl was a family affair for many in attendance: David Mauschler and Benji Burns joined the Garcia brothers Remy, Rayden and Reese, all from Boca Raton. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star



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The Plate: Aromatic basil makes this dish a winner

The Plate: Thai basil sauce with chicken

The Place: Sushi Thai Fusion, 3105 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach

The Price: $10.95

The Skinny: This simple stir-fry dish easily is our favorite Thai menu…

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Around Town: Room for Change

From multimillion-dollar renovations and additions to name changes, resorts refashion themselves to keep guests coming back for more.…

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Art: Town seeks work from local artists for March art show

By Steven J. Smith



    Event organizer Nancy Flinn, along with artists Max Matteson and Beth Sloat, have teamed with the Delray Art League to invite area artists to submit digital photos of paintings for an art show planned for Ocean Ridge Town Hall throughout the month of March.

    Applicants may submit up to two entries at a nonrefundable fee of $20 per entry, Flinn said.

    Approximately 30 paintings will be selected for the show and cash prizes of…

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Arts: Four Arts’ Duggan looks ahead to work at alma mater

By Thom Smith



After 15 years, Ervin Duggan has said farewell to Palm Beach and to his legacy, the Society of the Four Arts. His successor, David W. Breneman, a professor in economics of education and public policy at the University of Virginia, has big shoes to fill. If he’s as good at telling stories, he’s got the job licked.

A decade before Paul Simon sang of being “branded a communist ’cause I’m left-handed,” Duggan endured a similar rebuke from a beloved…

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Photos: Holiday Events

Unity School Jazz Band performs

Delray Beach Tree lighting — Dec.  4

Now in its 15th year, the Unity School Jazz Band, under the direction of Bethany Gerena, performed during…

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Tots & Teens: More for kids at Morikami festival

There will be performances by taiko drummers throughout the day at Oshogatsu. Photo provided

By Shelley Gilken

    

Among the Japanese traditions to commemorate the New Year: taiko drummers. A game similar…

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Highland Beach: Services Monday for Commissioner Dennis Sheridan

By Rich Pollack

      Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 15 for Highland Beach Town Commissioner Dennis Sheridan, who died Dec. 11 following a recent illness.  He was 77.

      A funeral Mass will be held at St. Lucy Catholic Church in Highland Beach at 11 a.m. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m. at Glick Family Funeral Home in Boca Raton, with a wake scheduled for 6 p.m.

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Boynton Beach: ‘Community creation’ to adorn tree during art event

Cindy Vincenz and her grandson, Fisher Nieman, 5, work to create compositions that will be turned into long, twirling kinetic strands and attached to a kapok tree. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

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