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Daughters of the American Revolution: Farmer’s Table restaurant, Boca Raton — Jan. 15

Retired Maj. Gen. John Van Blois addressed the DAR monthly meeting about his years of service in the U.S. Air Force, handling the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Berlin Wall conflict, Vietnam, the first Iraq War, Desert Storm and national security. ABOVE: Van Blois with members of the…

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Empty Bowls: Delray Beach Old School Square, Delray Beach — Dec. 3

Nearly 1,000 members of the community participated in the Palm Beach County Food Bank fundraiser, enjoying a simple meal of soup donated by 38 Delray Beach restaurants and bread from Old School Bakery. Participants purchased an empty bowl to take home as a…

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Council of Catholic Women: St. Lucy Church, Highland Beach — Jan. 16

New members of the Council of Catholic Women of St. Lucy’s Church were inducted at a tea and luncheon at the church hall in Highland Beach. ABOVE: (l-r) Carol Gammage, Joan O’Leary, Pat Boden, Petra Karabelas, Marguerite Shaw, Ellen Ryan, Maura Terman and CCW President Peggy Brown.  Photo…

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Corporate Partners Business Speakers Series: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach — Nov. 28

Philanthropist Jeffrey Stoops spoke at the first such event of the 2017-18 season, which took place in the Khoury Family Dance Rehearsal Hall in the Cohen Pavilion. Eileen Berman, chairwoman of the Corporate Partners executive committee, welcomed members and…

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Take Steps Walk: CityPlace, West Palm Beach — Nov. 4

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation raised more than $145,000 for those living with digestive diseases during the annual outdoor affair — one of more than 100 that take place across the country to support the estimated 1.6 million Americans, nearly 100,000 of whom live…

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Il Circolo regional dinner: Café Sapori, West Palm Beach — Jan. 14

The Italian Cultural Society’s regional dinner was arranged by chairs Rose De Angelis and Regina Peters. They and café owners Francesco Blanco and Fabrizio Giorgi planned a typical meal with wines you would enjoy in Bologna. Entertainment was provided…

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‘My Drawers’ opening: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Lake Worth — Jan. 13

More than 60 art lovers came out to celebrate the opening of ‘My Drawers,’ an exhibition by fine-art photographer Barry Seidman. The photographic exposé takes viewers on a personal journey through Seidman’s life, with large-scale images of his personal storage…

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Around Town: Former Park Vista class clown ejected from Boca Resort and Club

By Thom Smith

An estimated 5,000 revelers welcomed the new year at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, but hotel management was focused primarily on just one.

Only a couple of hours after Vitaly Zdorovetskiy checked in with a woman believed to be his girlfriend, fashion model Bri Teresi, hotel management and two police officers escorted him off the premises. The run-in wasn’t his first with Boca cops, and the hotel didn’t want to be involved in…

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Sunshine Music Festival: Mizner Park, Boca Raton — Jan. 14

ABOVE:  Despite the cool weather, the event was a family affair with the Schneider family — Mark and Jessica with  children Joey and Nathan (in stroller)  — in attendance. 

BELOW:  Erica Falls — touring with New Orleans…

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The Plate: A burrito that’s worthy of breakfast

The Plate: Breakfast Burrito

The Place: East Ocean Café, 412 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach; 200-6006 or www.eastoceancafe.com.

The Price: $8

The Skinny: When I was a…

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog; Chinese celebration set for Mizner Park

The Chinese Association of Science, Education and Culture of South Florida will sponsor dancers at the Boca celebration Feb. 18.  Photo provided by wangweijiang

(This is the second in an occasional series on how…

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Book Review: South County landmarks missing in otherwise strong resort guide

Palm Beach: The Essential­ Guide to America’s Legendary­ Resort Town, by Rick Rose; Globe…

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Gulf Stream: Proposed O’Boyle settlement withdrawn

By Steve Plunkett

The public records war between the town and Martin O’Boyle rages on;…

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Boynton Beach: Boynton reaches for the heights

Village atmosphere giving way to high-rise future

Related stories: Boca Raton's …

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Along the Coast: Home rule: Locals fret about state bills’ reach

By Rich Pollack  

When the state Legislature begins its 60-day regular session this month, lawmakers will consider a wide range of proposed bills, many of which have already drawn the attention of concerned local government leaders.  

Among the bills proposed so far is one that would prevent a local government from prohibiting back-in parking in parking garages.  

Another bill would require local governments to respond to public questions at…

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To Korea, with love: South County residents send care packages to one of their own near DMZ

Capt. Christopher Colletta of Delray Beach takes a selfie as members of his Army tank unit open some of the Project Holiday boxes sent from Delray Beach to Camp Casey in South Korea. Photo provided

By Ron…

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Delray Beach: Historic board rejects Midtown plan

Hudson Holdings’ Midtown Delray project would sit on the south side of Atlantic Avenue in the Old School Square Historic District. Rendering provided

By Jane Smith

The city’s Historic…

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Delray Beach: Glickstein not seeking third term

By Jane Smith

The city’s mayor says he will not seek another term in office.

Cary Glickstein has served as Delray Beach mayor for five years. He could have run a third time. During his first two-year term, voters approved a longer term for each commissioner of three years. This overlapped with Glickstein’s existing term, allowing him to run again.…

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Ocean Ridge: Mayor Pugh won’t seek another term

By Dan Moffett

For the first time in nearly two decades, Ocean Ridge won’t have Geoff Pugh playing some role in the town’s government. 

Pugh decided not to seek another term on the Town Commission after holding a seat since 2003 and serving the last six years as Ocean Ridge’s mayor.…

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Meet Your Neighbor: Michelle Donahue

Michelle Donahue of Hypoluxo Island says you don’t have to know it all to make a difference if you tap into the people around you. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

Michelle Donahue is proof that a combination of intelligence, energy and…

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