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THE SCOOP on some of our favorite ice cream shops

Dexter Usher, Dre Usher and Jade Stepien beat the heat at the Boardwalk Italian Ice & Creamery in Boynton Beach. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

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Grand opening: Louie Bossi’s, Boca Raton – April 30

The new 300-seat restaurant celebrated its debut with a VIP party benefiting the Junior League of Boca Raton. The celebration attracted hundreds of local leaders and dining enthusiasts who strolled through the 8,000 square feet of indoor space and the 2,000-square-foot…

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Dedication: Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach – June 13

The Friends group celebrated the official opening of Windows on the Floating World: Blume Tropical Wetland Garden, a stunning space that features a series of walkways and permanent and changing aquatic-plant displays that enable visitors to connect with the tropical…

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Culture & Cocktails: The Colony, Palm Beach – April 3

The final installment of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s speaker series attracted a crowd of 125 for a conversation with Rich and Jill Switzer. The topic was “Sing Sing Sing” with the co-hosts of The Morning Lounge on WLML-FM, also known as Legends…

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White Rose Installation Ceremony: Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Boca Raton – May 1

Officers, members and supporters of the Boca Raton Woman’s Club had a decadent dinner prior to installing the new slate of leaders for the 2017-18 season. Past President Gwen Herb emceed the affair, presenting white roses to Pam Capi, president; Terry Fedele, first vice…

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Philanthropy Notes: 2017 Snow scholar-support services total $1 million

More than 100 local students will benefit from the George Snow Scholarship Fund, which this year will make scholarship commitments of $1 million.

    Last month, supporters of the fund met the deserving scholars at the annual awards reception, where it was announced that 2017 has been the most successful year in…

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Around Town: NSAL ballet competition winners sparkle in gala at Royal Palm Yacht Club

ABOVE: Judge Steven Caras joins the after-dinner dancing with winning students including Sophie Miklosovic from Pompano Beach (left) and Guari Shankar (center).

By Thom Smith

Some impressive performers have dazzled…

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The Plate: The pie’s the limit at Josie’s

The Plate: Pizza

The Place:  Josie’s Ristorante, 1602 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach; 354-9601 or www.josiesristorante.com

The Price:  $14.50 for a large, plus $2.10 per topping

The…

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5 Father’s Day activities Dad will appreciate

From toasting his special day by sipping craft beer to determining who can reel in the biggest fish, the time you spend together might be the best gift of all.…

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Kentucky Derby party: Private home, Fort Lauderdale – May 6

The Symphony of the Americas Society celebrated the equestrian tradition in signature style at the home of  Donald Sussman and Michelle Howland. The 130 guests who attended were welcomed with mint juleps and entertained by music from the symphony’s guest artists. Proceeds benefit…

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Rod & Gun Club party: Souaid residence, Gulf Stream – May 6

The Rod & Gun Club of Florida had its annual Kentucky Derby party at the Gulf Stream home of Bob and Jane Souaid. More than 100 members and guests sported large-brimmed hats and colorful attire to watch the 143rd Run for the Roses. Folks cheered on Always Dreaming to his…

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Medal presentation: Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale – May 3

A Boynton Beach veteran received France’s highest honor, the National Order of the Legion of Honour medal, aboard the USS New York during Fleet Week. William ‘Bill’ Thomas served as a U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II, earning a medal and several ribbons for his…

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Opening reception: Center for Creative Education, West Palm Beach – May 6

Isabel Saad’s engaging photography, curated by Bruce Helander for The Gallery at Center for Creative Education, led to a sellout. Every photo from Saad’s first solo show was snapped up, with a percentage of proceeds going to the center’s educational programs.  ‘With varying…

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Tiki Dinner: Boca Beach Club, Boca Raton – April 19

The George Snow Scholarship Fund celebrated and honored its donors while introducing them to students helped by their philanthropy. Guests met three scholars. ‘The Tiki Dinner provides a connection to our scholars that our supporters look forward to every year,’ said Tim Snow,…

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Women of Grace Reception: Bethesda Health, Boynton Beach – May 11

The Women of Grace honorees are Yvonne Boice, nominated by the Palm Beach State College Foundation; Tammy Culmer, nominated by Take Stock in Children; Linda Heneks, nominated by the YMCA of South Palm Beach County; Jacqueline Moroco Maloney, nominated by the Bethesda…

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Philanthropy Notes: Friends of Loxahatchee Refuge lauded by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has presented the Friends of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge with an award for making extraordinary contributions to the conservation of natural resources in the southeast region.

The award, Friends Group of the Year, goes to a volunteer organization whose hard work and perseverance helps to save land and preserve wildlife.

The refuge contains one of the largest cypress forests in the country…

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The Plate: Sriracha lends a kick to chicken sandwich

The Plate: Station House Chicken Sandwich

The Place: Whistle Stop Tavern, 224 N. Third St., Lantana; 670-2003.

The Price: $9.95

The Skinny: John and Jerry Broz know food. Anyone who has been in…

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Annual luncheon: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach – April 27

The Kravis Center’s elite were honored for their philanthropy while celebrating the center’s 25th anniversary. Laurie Silver discussed how education programs are preparing the next generation of artists and audiences. ‘We have met and exceeded our annual fundraising goal of…

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Around Town: Vintage car put into service for Boynton police

Wilmer Rodriguez with his restored 1953 Buick Special. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Thom Smith

For Wilmer Rodriguez, the “black and white” 1953 Buick now parked in…

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Boca Raton Regional Hospital: "Top Doctors"

In May, Boca Raton Regional Hospital announced its primary-affiliated physicians who were listed as “Top Doctors” by the research firm, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

The selection process included reviewing a peer-recommended list for…

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