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Share the Light Hyatt Place, Boca Raton

Dec. 19: Chabad of East Boca’s Harry & Celia Litwak Center welcomes guests to a gala reception and concert where three outstanding residents will be presented with the Lamplighter Award. Time is 5:30 p.m. Cost is $180. Call 394-9770 or visit…

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Pay it Forward: Eau Spa ball benefits Cole sisters’ charity

Casey (left) and Timolin Cole. The twins back music education in schools. Photo provided

By Cheryl Blackerby



    Timolin and Casey Cole, the twin daughters of legendary singer Nat King Cole…

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Pay it Forward: ‘Bubbles & Bites’ beckons backers of Impact 100 Palm Beach County

Coordinating the Impact 100 event are (l-r ) Nick Gold, PR director for Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa; Cindy Racco, general manager of Eau; Karen Rogers, event co-chairwoman; Helen Ballerano, co-president of…

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PR Yak-Yak: Crane’s Beach House, Delray Beach – Oct. 20

The popular getaway tucked amid a tropical oasis welcomed nearly 60 local public-relations and marketing professionals to the 10th annual networking event. Representatives from several South Florida firms joined representatives from area nonprofits at the…

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Philanthropy Notes: There’s $15,000 in the ‘tank’ for the best teen projects

The 2016-17 Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank is underway, challenging local seventh- through 12th-graders to develop community-betterment projects.

Applications from students will be accepted until Dec. 11 for the chance to win one year of personal mentoring and up to $15,000 in funding. Finalists will be announced Jan. 25. They will present their ideas to a panel of four philanthropist-investors on March 8.

“Philanthropy Tank is an opportunity for local philanthropists to work…

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‘Girls, Pearls, Hats & Heels’: Seagate Country Club, Delray Beach – Nov. 4

The fundraiser for Bethesda Hospital Foundation and Delray Beach Public Library was among the best to date, selling out with 280 women in attendance. They enjoyed an afternoon of bubbly, lunch by the bite and shopping for the latest fashions.

ABOVE: Kari…

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Luminary Gala: Delray Beach Marriott – Oct. 14

The Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce redefined its annual gala with an updated experience for all the city’s business community to enjoy. In simple terms, it was a party. Live entertainment kept guests dancing all night while an artist painted in the lobby and…

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Around Town: Trump visit gives Palm Beach taste of life as winter White House

A Coast Guard gunboat patrols the Intracoastal Waterway west of Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Thom Smith

The Donald Trump presidency is expected to…

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Community Impact Awards & Reception: Broken Sound Club, Boca Raton – Nov. 3

The Faulk Center for Counseling had its annual celebration honoring the community’s mental-health advocates. The ceremony recognized business, educational and individual partners who support the center’s mission of providing free and low-cost counseling services to…

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Impact 100 Fall Kickoff: Neiman Marcus, Boca Raton – Oct. 13

The highly anticipated 2016 Impact 100 Palm Beach County season starter successfully stole the show, welcoming 22 new members. The special event had a turnout of more than 150, who enjoyed light bites and beverages. Also in attendance were past recipients of…

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Think Pink Luncheon: City Fish Market, Boca Raton – Oct. 13

Nearly 70 guests attended an event to support breast-cancer awareness organized by the South Palm Beach County chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. The group donated $1,000 to the Susan G. Komen South Florida affiliate in commemoration of the…

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The Plate: Tacos hit the spot at Uncle Julio’s

The plate: Soft taco plate

The place: Uncle Julio’s, Mizner Park, 449 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 300-3530 or www.unclejulios.com.

The price: $13.97

The skinny: The sun was shining…

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Holiday Events

DECEMBER 3

Saturday - 12/3 - Southern Handcraft Society Southern Christmas 2016 at Patch Reef Park Community Center, 7000 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. Juried arts/crafts. 9 am-1 pm. Free. shsboca.com

12/3 - Cookie Cruise with Santa at 801 E Atlantic Ave,…

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Books: Cottage industry - Volunteers’ legwork culminates in book on Lake Worth’s wee houses

Photographer Taylor Jones with Janice Snearer, book coordinator of The Cottages of Lake Worth. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Ron Hayes

    

They began arriving in the 1920s, humble and…

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Boca Raton: Newcomers elected to Beach & Park district; voters choose to keep development off Wildflower site

By Steve Plunkett

Voters’ hunger for change brought two newcomers to the board of the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District and scuttled a years-long plan to put a restaurant on the city-owned Wildflower site.

Voters also approved adding a penny to the 6-cent local sales tax in Palm Beach County.

Unofficial results posted on the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections website showed challenger Craig Ehrnst defeated incumbent Beach & Park…

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Boca Raton: Firefighters take sides in Nov. 8 Beach & Park District runoff

By Steve Plunkett



The race to fill two seats on the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District Commission now pits municipal firefighters against their county brethren.

Local 2928 of the International Association of Fire Fighters, which represents firefighter/paramedics employed by Palm Beach County, endorsed incumbents Dennis Frisch and Earl Starkoff in October and gave $1,000 to each of their campaigns.

The money comes as Boca Raton firefighters and…

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Boca Raton: Plan launched to add boat, kayak ramps

By Steve Plunkett



    The city plans to triple its number of boat launches in the Intracoastal Waterway by the end of 2019.

    City Council members told Jennifer Bistyga, Boca Raton’s coastal program manager, to pursue building two double boat ramps in…

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Boca Raton: City Council, Beach and Park District finally set date to meet

By Steve Plunkett



    The Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District has all but given up on meeting with the City Council in 2016, but is looking forward to having a joint meeting Jan. 30.

    “We’ve made every effort to try to pull this together. This was our second round with the calendars, and we still have two people who haven’t responded,” District Chairman Robert Rollins said at the commission’s Oct. 17 meeting.

    “We held out hope, and they held…

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Boca Raton: Residents offer ideas to make Boca better

By Sallie James



    One resident wanted the city to build outdoor pickleball courts. Another complained about crime, and a third grumbled about traffic.

    All three spoke last month at a town forum moderated by the city’s Community Advisory Panel, an entity tasked with collecting ideas on how to improve life in Boca Raton and reporting those findings to the City Council.

    Those in attendance deemed it a resounding success.

    “I thought it was…

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