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Scopus Award Gala: The Breakers, Palm Beach – Jan. 18

Former U.S. Ambassador Stuart and Wilma Bernstein received the American Friends of The Hebrew University’s 2014 Scopus Award during the annual gala. Nearly 250 supporters gathered for a cocktail reception, dinner and special presentation. ‘The Scopus Award is our highest…

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Fashion ARTillery: Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach – Feb. 6

To say the Armory Art Center’s wearable-art runway show was over the top in creative genius would be an understatement. A standing-room-only crowd of 300-plus cheered the inventive undertaking as 36 models strutted in everything from a multicolor ensemble of…

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‘Moments, Milestones and Miracles’: The Polo Club of Boca Raton – Jan. 15

The ‘pride’ of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County roared once again at the annual gathering attended by more than 400 Lion of Judah members. The women reflected on turning points in their lives — when they knew they wanted to support the…

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Boca Raton Regional Hospital Ball: Boca Raton Resort & Club – Jan. 25

A capacity crowd of almost 1,200 hospital supporters rocked out to the Beach Boys, with special guest John Stamos, at the 52nd annual fundraiser. The ball celebrated the establishment of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute, paid tribute to Honorary Chairpersons Bernie and…

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Along the Coast: Local artists flex creative muscles with shows

ABOVE: Tom Vinci, 90, a resident of the Sabal Point Condominiums in Boca Raton, poses with his artwork — intricately painted squares similar to the stenciled designs created by his father. BELOW:  Gay ‘Gigi’ Vela holds a hand-woven mohair jacket she created.  On the wall are her paintings. Dale…

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Community Lectures

Bob Weisblut (right)presents a Certificate of Appreciation Feb. 13 to Eric Vandernook of FAU, following an Ocean Ridge Town Hall…

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Along the Coast: Very Special art show commemorates World Down Syndrome Day

Works of art by clients of the VSA, such as the one above, will be on display at the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization offices in Boynton Beach. Photo provided…

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Along the Coast: Painting enables Boca man to reclaim his voice

Kirk Coakley of Boca Raton with his Sumi-e ink paintings of bamboo and bonsai. Coakley’s work will be part of the Very Special Arts  Fair in Boynton Beach this month. Mary Thurwachter/The Coastal Star…

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Delray Beach Candidates Forum

The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Candidates Forum for the candidates running for City Commission.  Veteran newscaster, Jim Sackett, will…
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Ocean Ridge Garden Club presents: Florida Wildlife Encounter

One more upcoming "Rosie" event... this one at 5:30 pm, Monday Feb. 10:



Florida Wildlife Encounter

Ocean Ridge Town Hall, 6450 N. Ocean Blvd.

5:30 pm, Monday, Feb. 10



Cheryl Wise Busch from Busch Wildlife Sanctuary presents "Florida Wildlife Encounter"



Children and adults are invited to see real Florida wildlife and learn about wildlife management in our community.



Following the…

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Don't forget: Bring the kids!

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This count’s for the birds: Audubon Society performs its annual tally of area’s feathered friends

Rich Schofield, Kristen Murtaugh and Beth Ensor take part in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count on the beach in Ocean Ridge. Their tools include binoculars, a spotting scope on a tripod, bird guides and digital camera. Photos by Jerry…

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Olympia Dukakis headlines AVDA event

Heart of a Woman luncheon sponsor Jeannette DeOrchis, with Pam O’Brien, president and CEO of Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, and luncheon Chairwoman Ann Bennett of Gulf Stream. Photo provided

By Amy…

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Around Town: Recent hires are good news at FAU

Delray’s Fabulous Fashion Show: Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach – Jan. 17

Gordana ‘Gordi’ Adzic models beachwear from Kokonuts of Delray Beach on Jan. 17 during “Delray’s Fabulous Fashion Show” in…

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2014 OPAL Awards Gala: Boca Pointe Country Club – Jan. 18

The 2014 OPAL (Outstanding People and Leaders) Awards Gala was awarded by the Rotary Club of Boca Raton. Winners were Karen and Howard Weiss (for community service); Anthony Comparato (Vanguard Award for Business and Community Service); Irving Gutin (for medicine and healthcare);…

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Palm Beach Symphony Opening Cocktail Party: Club Colette, Palm Beach – Dec. 2

The Palm Beach Symphony kicked off its 40th season during a festive event with more than 100 returning members and guests. The symphony will present five spirited performances at five well-known establishments this year. “We are looking forward to a spectacular…

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74th Annual Library Association Meeting: Delray Beach Public Library – Dec. 9

A business meeting started off the proceedings with library board President Nancy Dockerty discussing the ‘State of the Library.’ The re-election of board members and the nomination of new ones followed. After the vote, library director Alan Kornblau gave the…

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Membership Breakfast: Boca Raton Resort & Club – Dec. 5

The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce had its monthly Membership Breakfast with guest speaker Anika Khan, a senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities. More than 250 chamber members enjoyed the program, which featured an economic outlook for 2014. Photo:…

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Sandler Family Major Gifts Event: St. Andrews Country Club, Boca Raton – Dec. 5

The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County drew 320 guests to its fundraising event. David Gergen, a senior political analyst for CNN, delivered the keynote address. Harvey and Phyllis Sandler presented awards to Honorary Chairs William Newman and Beverly Saltz (left).…

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Broadway Comes to Boca: The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum, Boca Raton – Nov. 15

In a benefit for the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health and Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, the museum had a grand-opening event in conjunction with the Debbie Rand Memorial Service League’s gala that raised $41,000. The gala included a tour of the Broadway collection,…

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