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Pay it Forward: Impact 100 set to award $500,000 in grants to local nonprofits

Impact 100 Palm Beach County Co-Presidents Helen Ballerano and Kirsten Stanley. Each member donates $1,000 to create the pool of grant money. Photo provided

By Amy Woods

The organization…

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Philanthropy Notes: Delray Beach Home Tour raises record amount

More than 700 guests enjoyed the Achievement Centers for Children & Families’ 17th-annual Delray Beach Home Tour, which showcased seven residences and one garden.

With the help of 130-plus volunteers, a record $130,109 was raised for the agency’s programs and services, which provide early education and child care to low-income families.

The event also offered a silent auction featuring works by local artists, jewelry and spa experiences.

New FAU…

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Rotary Roots Celebration: Old School Square, Delray Beach ­— Feb. 8

In honor of 70 years of service, the Rotary Club of Delray Beach event supported a project to plant 70 symbolic trees throughout the city in conjunction with local outfit Community Greening. The specimens will be located in Bexley Park off Military Trail. ‘It is such an…

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Love of Literacy Luncheon: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach — March 9

The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County raised more than $200,000 during an event that drew 500-plus to hear bestselling author Will Schwalbe. ‘Will shared his love of literacy and passion for reading,’ said Kristin Calder, the coalition’s CEO. ‘He inspired us all to…

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Cowboy Ball: Mizner Park Amphitheater — Feb. 17

The outdoor venue was transformed into a Western-style ranch for the 25th annual affair, where more than 400 guests decked out in denim and plaid and sporting cowboy hats gathered to raise funds for the George Snow Scholarship Fund. In excess of $95,000 came in that…

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Seaworthy: More new cruise ships setting course for South Florida ports in 2018

Symphony of the Seas during sea trials in February. The ship will sail from PortMiami.

By Arlene Satchell 

South Florida seaports will welcome a new crop of cruise ships later this year, adding…

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An Evening All About Women: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton — Feb. 8

The Advisory Council of FAU’s Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies organized a special event highlighted by actress Sharon Gless. More than $30,000 was raised for scholarships. LEFT:  (l-r, front) Mary Wong, Gless, Lalita Janke, and Gabriela Tortoledo…

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Corporate Partners Business Speakers Series: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach — Feb. 23

Kenneth Himmel, president and CEO of Related Urban, spoke at the second such event of the season, showing off new renderings for future designs at CityPlace in West Palm Beach as well as other large-scale, mixed-use projects around the globe. ‘We are honored to have Mr. Himmel here with us today,’…

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Jewelry show: Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club, Boca Raton — March 1

Barbara Schmidt and Carolyn Cunningham welcomed Singhvi Jewels and its elegant, hand-crafted jewelry to benefit the Spirit of Giving. The collection consisted of 18-karat gold and sterling-silver pieces made by international designer Sudi Singhvi. The event took…

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Bethesda Ball: The Breakers, Palm Beach – March 3

More than 400 guests turned out for the 63rd installment of one of the oldest galas in Palm Beach County benefiting the Bethesda Hospital Foundation. A spirited Bid From the Heart prompted guests to raise their paddles and pledge nearly $500,000. Proceeds from that, plus sponsorships, raffle-ticket sales and the live auction, will be used to purchase a 3-D mammogram machine with biopsy capabilities. …

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Youth of the Year: Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa — Feb. 23

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County named David Wooten as the Youth of the Year. The 16-year-old accepted the honor in front of an inspired audience of 250 that included donors and supporters of the nonprofit. Seven teenagers representing the club competed for the award and all received…

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Sea Coast Toast: Boca Country Club, Boca Raton — March 24

The Friends of Gumbo Limbo celebrated a year's worth of environmental education and preservation and had both silent and live auctions to raise funds for programs at the nature center. Platinum sponsor for the event was the Ajram Family Foundation. ABOVE: Elie Ajram, Genny Ajram…

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Spring Boutique & Trunk Show: Old School Square, Delray Beach — Feb. 19-22

For more than 25 years, Wayside House’s shopping extravaganza has been a much-anticipated staple of the Delray Beach social season. This year was no exception. The four-day event included 40 vendors of eclectic merchandise from throughout the country and brought in…

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Winter Ball: The Breakers, Palm Beach — Feb. 9

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County’s 37th annual gala raised nearly $1.4 million, breaking all records. Guests smiled as members of the Max M. Fisher Boys & Girls Club joined ballroom dancers in a spirited performance and homage to Fred Astaire and…

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Golf fundraiser: The Little Club, Gulf Stream — March 17

Players from local clubs enjoyed a round of golf while raising funds for Paul's Place, an after-school program that is part of Delray Beach's St. Paul's Episcopal Church community-outreach program to assist residents. Sixteen foursomes competed in the event, and more than 135 attended…

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Alex Schachter Memorial Benefit Concert: Funky Buddha Lounge and Brewery, Boca Raton — March 1

A benefit concert held to remember Alex Schachter, one of the murdered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students, featured music by the Matt Calderin Trio, Tame the Lyons and Johan Danno. ABOVE: (l-r) George Nesmith, Alex West, Haley Shaheen, Melissa Velasco…

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The Plate: A bowl of crispy delights

The Plate: Crispy Chicken

The Place: Cornell Café, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach; 495-0233 or www.morikami.org.

The Price:…

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Around Town: Art brings Commissioner Abrams face-to-face with his rock hero

County Commissioner Steven Abrams with Ric Ocasek at Wentworth Gallery in Boca Raton. Photo provided

Back in 1976, The Cars was an obscure club band playing around Boston, the group’s career no doubt helped along by such gigs as…

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Palm Beach Opera Gala: The Breakers, Palm Beach — Feb. 15

Palm Beach Opera presented Metropolitan Opera star Sondra Radvanovsky at its annual fundraising event. Opera lovers and community leaders enjoyed an evening of music and song while supporting the enchanting art form of opera.…

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Highland Beach Election Results - Vice Mayor - 2018

Unofficial results, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections

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