The Coastal Star

April 2014 Blog Posts (118)

Finding Faith: Churches’ Haiti outreach changing lives, opening eyes

Anita Thorstad, a deacon at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Boca Raton, has led

the church’s joint efforts with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Delray Beach to open

and operate a K-6 school in Bondeau, Haiti, which now serves 275…

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Religion/Business: Local student’s award-winning business plan is a win-win

FAU honors student Ben Arsali, center, with Diana Stanley,

CEO of The Lord’s Place, left, and Jeremy Morse, vice president

of social enterprise at The Lord’s Place.

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HMS Gladan Day: Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale – Feb. 21

The Royal Swedish Navy vessel welcomed aboard dozens of U.S. and Swedish dignitaries for an official visit attended by local business leaders who enjoyed a luncheon and a dinner with Honorary Consul of Sweden Per-Olof Loof. ABOVE: Albin Jacobsson, Kathy Dickenson, Jerker Schyllert, Asa Lena Loof and Jacob Eriksson. Photo…

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Muse Awards: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach – March 13

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County honored its best and brightest during an Academy Awards-style evening of performances staged by Andrew Kato, producing artistic director of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. A record-breaking number of tickets were sold, and the event raised nearly $200,000 to help fund arts-education programs for local…

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The Event: Boca West Country Club, Boca Raton – Feb. 4

More than 750 members of the local community came out to celebrate the good things the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County does in the area — and to hear special guest speaker Mandy Patinkin. Patinkin, an actor and singer, talked about his Jewish journey amid anecdotes from his varied career. ABOVE: Bryan Drowos, Doug Horn and Gary…

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Heart of a Woman Luncheon: Boca Raton Resort & Club Beach Golf Club – Feb. 24

More than 400 attended Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse’s Heart of a Woman Luncheon featuring keynote speaker and Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis and honoring Jan Savarick, president of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, as well as the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University and First…

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Secret Gardens: A fragrant, peaceful and edible spot at The Breakers

The herb garden at The Breakers in Palm Beach is tucked between the croquet court and the 13th hole.…

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Circle of Hope: Delray Dunes Golf and Country Club, Boynton Beach – March 10

The 10th-annual fundraiser for Women’s Circle raised more than $200,000 and featured dinner, dancing and a silent auction attended and enjoyed by 200-plus guests. Pastor Julien Harris, of Saint Thomas More Catholic Church, was one of the inspirational speakers. LEFT: Gay Vela and Phyllis Spinner, with event sponsor Peter Blum. Photo…

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Guild Musical Luncheon: Sailfish Club, Palm Beach – March 10

The Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation Guild has raised $1 million through its musical lunches during the last decade, and the 2014 series concluded with a presentation by guild President Dorothy Lappin to foundation board Chairman Simon Benson Offit of a check in that amount. ‘We never dreamed when we started the luncheons 10…

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Sunset in the Gardens: Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, West Palm Beach – Feb. 4

More than 50 guests attended a special luncheon in honor of the recently launched Gardens Conservancy. Gardens Conservancy Founding Chairwoman Frances Fisher served as hostess of the event that took place amid the rare palm trees and lush landscaping in the 1.7-acre sanctuary. Paul Milsom, director of horticulture for the gardens, was…

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Celebrations: Engagement Announcement

Thomas and Barbara Murphy of Gulf Stream and Daniel Casey Shedrick of East Hampton, N.Y., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Holbrook Shedrick, to Peter John Polidoro, son of Roger J. and Gwynne Polidoro of Floyd, Va.

A late summer wedding is planned.

Hannah is a Gulf Stream School alum and…

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Pavilion Dedication: Beachfront, Delray Beach – March 26

Beachgoers admire the new Delray Beach Pavilion before its official ribbon-cutting

on March 26 at Atlantic Avenue and A1A.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star…

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Annual High Tea: Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club, Boca Raton – Feb. 24

Members of the National Society of Arts & Letters’ Florida East Coast Chapter celebrated the Annual High Tea at the home of Jay and Marilyn Nelson. Chapter President Shari Upbin welcomed patrons and performers to enjoy artisan breads, fresh fruit, sandwiches and scones. A musical program followed. On Feb. 16, the chapter sponsored its…

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Our Beautiful Cities Flower Show: Garden Club, Boca Raton – March 22

Rita Golder, left, and her daughter Beth Monarch, center, of Boca Raton look

at the flower arrangment by their friend and Boca Raton Garden Club member Marie Young, right,

who won a third place award of excellence ribbon in Division II, Class 4,…

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On the Water: Fishing tournaments will target kingfish, dolphin and wahoo

Jason Bagwell and Jason Maret hold the 36.4-pound kingfish caught by Bagwell on Craigg Maret’s boat

Get Sum that won top overall boat and heaviest kingfish honors in the 19th annual Mark Gerretson

Memorial Fishing Tournament out of Boynton…

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Meet the Pro: Palm Beach Par 3 pro matches lessons with students’ style

Kellie Stenzel, director of instruction at the Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course.

Kurtis Boggs/The Coastal Star

By Steve Pike

    It’s unusual for a par 3 golf course to have five highly respected teaching…

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Paws Up for Pets: Entrepreneurial young dog owner pitches shampoo to the stars

Simon Goldman and Calypso, whose flea allergy led to Simon’s creation of a line of pet shampoos.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Arden Moore

     All it took was connecting with a pair of large, sad eyes inside a cage…

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Tots & Teens: Princesses and superheroes to converge on kids museum

A little princess, Rosavita Gilken, 4. Photo provided

By Shelley Gilken



    The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum in Boynton Beach offers children a glimpse of South Florida history from a time when water was pumped into a basin and milk was delivered in a bottle. But on one upcoming Saturday, the…

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