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Seussical the Musical: Gulf Stream School, Gulf Stream – Nov. 8

Gulf Stream School students Aidan Grubman (left front), Tori Wheat (right front) and Heidi Schneider (as Cat in the Hat) take part in the production of Seussical, Jr. directed by drama teacher Allie Shernoff. Twenty-five students in grades 5-8 and many parent and teacher volunteers were involved with…

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Hope for the Future: The Coastal Star, Ocean Ridge – Sept. 27

Mary Kate Leming, editor of The Coastal Star, has donated 45 copies of her children’s picture book, Rosie’s Song, to the Hope for the Future program. In partnership with the Delray Beach Public Library, the program collects new books to give to at-risk kids before the winter school holiday.…

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Art Draws: Forget galleries. Local libraries are home to paintings and photography that bring in more visitors.

Paintings by the Delray Art League line the wall behind Boynton Beach resident Brian Schoch at the Boynton Beach City Library. The art show, ‘Destinations in Art,’  continues through Jan. 4. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star…

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Sandler Family Major Gifts The Polo Club, Boca Raton – Dec. 7

Phyllis Sandler (seated) with (l-r) Gary and Robin Rubin, Harvey Sandler, Amy and David Ross and Andrea and Larry Schnurmacher. Photo…

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Pay it Forward: Empty Bowls event benefits Palm Beach County Food Bank

Empty Bowls committee members (l-r) Michelle Donahue, Tara Laxer, Michelle…

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Philanthropy Notes: Volunteers of Year honored at Mounts members’ meeting

Rochelle Wolberg, curator-director at Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County, named six supporters as this year’s top volunteers and recognized them at the annual members’ meeting.

The 2017 Volunteers of the Year are Noelle Ducret, Sheryl Gilman, Bill Green, Andrea Schechter and Jim Trinchini and Nancy Byrne, a husband-and-wife team.

“All six of these talented, dedicated volunteers are incredible assets to the garden,” Wolberg said. “Their horticultural knowledge in general and…

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Eighth Annual Hearts & ‘Soles’: Via Mizner Golf & CC, Boca Raton – Nov. 11

The South County community saddled up for children who support adults in need during a benefit dinner for the American Association of Caregiving Youth. The Western-themed event included line dancing and mechanical-bull riding and honored local youths who care for…

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Toasts, Tastes & Trolleys: Boca Raton Resort and Club – Oct. 6

The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum raised $30,000 at its sixth annual affair, which included a trolley tour of venues in downtown Boca Raton and a sampling of dinner-by-the-bite and specialty drinks at each. The evening began and ended at the resort, coming…

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Dreyfoos in White: Meyer Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach – Oct. 21

A sea of white flooded the outdoor venue during a pop-up dinner party to benefit public arts education. After learning of the secret site by email notification one hour earlier, the 500-plus guests, all dressed in white, lined up for the 5 p.m. start time, eager to…

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Women of Grace: Boca Raton Resort and Club – Nov. 9

The Bethesda Hospital Foundation honored five local women and one extraordinary young woman for the 18th annual Women of Grace Luncheon, attended by more than 600. The women were chosen because of their commitment to their nominating organizations and the South County community. In…

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A Princely Affair: Boca Raton Resort and Club – Oct. 29

Boca Ballet Theatre’s annual luncheon and performance successfully kicked off the 2017-18 season by raising awareness and support for the dance troupe. Guests gathered in the resort’s Great Hall for an afternoon of dance, food and raffles. The highlight was a number by…

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Trunk or Treat: Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School, Boynton Beach – Oct. 27

The school had its annual Halloween event at which guests enjoyed trick-or-treating in costume, showed off decoratively themed trunks and shared in the camaraderie of the campus community. Prizes were awarded for Best Overall Trunk. Faculty and staff helped organize…

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Check presentation: Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller, West Palm Beach – Oct. 19

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller’s office raised more than $1,100 through doughnut and T-shirt sales and gathered nearly 400 stuffed bears and hundreds of personal-care items for Aid to Victims of Domestic…

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Around Town: Film recalls Boca airfield’s vital contribution to victory in WWII

ABOVE: Fewer than 700 people called Boca Raton home when the airfield dominated the area that…

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The Plate: No pretense: A good, cheesy lunch

The Place: Café Frankie’s, 640 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach; 732-3834 or www.cafefrankies.com

The Price: $9 at lunch

The Skinny: I initially didn’t want to use this photo with…

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South Palm Beach: Council fires town manager without cause or notice

By Dan Moffett



    South Palm Beach Town Manager Bob Vitas returned from a vacation in Europe thinking he would resolve the last details of his new contract at the Oct. 24 council meeting.

Instead it turned out to be his last council meeting.

In a swift and surprising move, the Town…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on November 1, 2017 at 3:22pm — 1 Comment

Ocean Ridge: Protect yourself, ‘pension detective’ warns

Edward Siedle has made a career investigating flawed and mismanaged retirement assets. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Mary Hladky



    He’s been called the “Sam Spade of money management”…

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King Tides: Our soggy fall ritual

It’s that time of year again, when full and new moon phases combine with the moon’s position to give us higher than usual tides and flooding.

Oct. 6: Driving down…

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Ocean Ridge: Upset residents prompt repairs as drainage woes peak on Ocean Ridge island

King tides create more than 8 inches of water at the base of Clara Caldwell’s driveway on Oct. 20. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Dan Moffett



    The Inlet Cay community in Ocean Ridge…

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Along the Coast: Delray-based cruise provides education on sea walls’ vulnerability

A cruise to educate the public about king tides took place on the same day seating areas and the dock at Veterans Park flooded, as happens with king tides. Michelle Quigley/The Coastal Star

By Jane…

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