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Around Town: Boca’s Cinemark revamped; chocolate factory coming to Delray

By Jan Norris

Just in time for summer blockbusters, the Cinemark Palace 20 and XD in Boca Raton has revamped, and opened the Movie Bistro on its premier level to slake the beer and cocktail thirst of moviegoers.

Open for both lunch and dinner, as well as a happy hour and après theater desserts, the open-floor restaurant has a full-service bar, tables and high-tops, and an…

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The Plate: Decadence, with drawn butter on the side

The Plate: A 1¼-pound Maine lobster

The Place: Prime Catch, 700 E. Woolbright Road, Boynton Beach; 737-8822 or…

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Benefactors Circle Preview: Boca Raton Museum of Art — April 23

Guests celebrated the opening of the museum’s current exhibitions: ‘Nomadic Murals: Contemporary Tapestries and Carpets’; ‘Lisette Model: Photographs From the Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada’; and ‘Nick Carone: Shadow Dance.’ The…

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Annual luncheon: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach – April 26

The board, life trustees and standing committee members were honored at the afternoon affair. Sponsor Laurie Silvers welcomed guests and shared news about the arts-education programs. Board Chairman Michael Bracci gave an overview of the expansion project and…

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Religion Notes: Concert, rummage sale, discussions and retreat on tap for June

By Janis Fontaine

Gareth Johnson will perform a program of works by Beethoven, Ysaÿe, Bruch and Gnarls Barkley on both acoustic and electric violins with pianist Tao Lin in the June 10 performance of Music at St. Paul’s Church.

Johnson is a gifted…

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Health & Harmony: Kids’ growth among goals of Delray Beach Children’s Garden

The garden team includes (l-r) new Director Christina Nicodemou, horticulturist Jeannie Fernsworth, nature and science program assistant Veronica Green and Director Shelly Zacks, who specializes in early childhood development. Tim Stepien/The Coastal…

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Health Notes: Boca Raton hospital reduces choice of partners to two

In a nod to history, nurses at Boca Raton Regional Hospital wore traditional uniforms and caps during National Nurses Week in May. Photo provided

By Christine…

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Private tour: Bethesda Health, Boynton Beach — April 19

Donors who contributed to the hospital’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit were invited to take a sneak peek of the new unit. Donations from the past three years raised more than $1 million to make the renovation possible. A special gift from Yvonne…

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School recognition: Unity School, Delray Beach — April 30

Teachers and middle school students received a plaque from the Susan J. Komen Race for the Cure to recognize their work as the largest middle school group to participate in the annual race. This is the 15th year the middle school's Builder's Club has…

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On the Water: A giant win for goliath groupers (and fans) as FWC upholds ban

Scuba divers and dive charter operators turned out in force at the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission’s April 26 meeting in Fort Lauderdale to oppose a proposal that would have allowed a limited harvest of goliath groupers. FWC commissioners scrapped…

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Tots & Teens: Boca High valedictorian plans to mix technology and corporate law

By Janis Fontaine

Boca Raton High School senior John “Jack” Chapman has an impressive résumé: student body president, co-valedictorian, multiple-sport varsity athlete.

But the thing that proved his biggest…

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Boca Raton: Haynie files not guilty plea, asks for dismissal of charges

By Mary Hladky

Suspended Mayor Susan Haynie has pleaded not guilty to state corruption charges and asked that they be tossed out.

Bruce Zimet, Haynie’s new criminal defense attorney, filed the not guilty plea and demand for trial on May 20, two days after he asked that the criminal charges be dismissed. Haynie has denied the allegations.…

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South Palm Beach: Police Chief Carl Webb retires

By Dan Moffett

 South Palm Beach Police Chief Carl Webb has decided to retire from his position effective immediately, ending a 30-year career with the town.

 Webb, 64, went on a medical leave of absence in January, and officials said he chose to take the retirement he was planning instead of returning to the job.

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ATV donation: St. Andrews Club, Delray Beach — April 12

Club members, sea turtle volunteers and their families toast the St. Andrews Club’s donation toward the purchase of an all-terrain vehicle for Sea Turtle Adventures. The local nonprofit monitors turtle nests and organizes beach cleanups. Major sponsors of the ATV purchase, in…

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Brian Piccolo Award: Arturo’s Ristorante, Boca Raton — April 2

The Highland Beach chapter of UNICO National had its third-annual celebration named after the NFL star who died at age 26 from testicular cancer. This year, Madison Borsellino, 17, a figure skater with a 5.2 grade-point average, was honored with a check to offset the costs…

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Muse Awards: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach — March 22

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s 2018 event attracted 300 guests and raised more than $200,000 for arts and education. The theme of the night was Arts and Culture Transform Communities, and it marked the 40th- anniversary year of the council. ABOVE:…

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Granting Wishes cocktail reception: Boca Rio Golf Club, Boca Raton — March 14

The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Jewish Women’s Foundation welcomed more than 160 guests to its special occasion and announced $105,000 in donations to organizations in the local community and in Israel. ABOVE: (l-r) Co-Chairwomen Randee…

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Beach cleanup: South Beach Park, Boca Raton — April 14

Dozens of Boca Save Our Beaches volunteers removed more than 100 pounds of trash in less than two hours from the city park at the eastern end of Palmetto Park Road. The volunteer group is planning another cleanup May 19 for the beach at Spanish River Park. ABOVE:…

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Insider briefing: Waterstone Resort & Marina, Boca Raton — March 28

Men of all ages who care about the community shared an exciting evening with the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Men’s Division. The supporters gathered to hear former Israel Defense Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner following cocktails and dinner.…

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Heart of a Woman luncheon: Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club, Boca Raton — Feb. 28

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse celebrated its 11th-annual afternoon affair, which raised money for the organization’s lifesaving services for domestic-violence victims and their children.

ABOVE: (l-r) Kathy…

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