May 2019 Blog Posts (97)

‘Too Cool for School’: Benvenuto, Boynton Beach — April 11

Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, a nonprofit that serves as a popular arts and culture destination, threw a party to honor its supporters. The evening program celebrated the power of play. Guests enjoyed food, drinks, dancing and a silent auction. The event grossed nearly $40,000. ABOVE:…

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Belle Arti Luncheon: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach — March 7

Dreyfoos School of the Arts students dressed in Venetian costumes welcomed more than 180 guests to benefit the Dreyfoos foundation. The Italian theme was carried throughout the event, from the decor to the menu to the performances. A total of $70,000 was raised.…

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Annual Gala: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach — March 1

The 2018-19 Kravis season’s evening of elegance struck a chord with the 400-plus guests who attended to see legendary artist David Foster play the piano. A red-carpet pre-show reception and a spectacular post-show dinner dance netted more than $600,000 for the performing-arts hall. RIGHT: Aggie and Jeff…

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Butterfly Release: Faulk Center for Counseling, Boca Raton — May 9

The nonprofit observed Mental Health Awareness Month with a symbolic networking event in support of its mission. Like the transformation of a butterfly representing change, rebirth and renewal, patients who seek help from the center experience transformations. The organization provides free and low-cost counseling to…

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Spring Soirée Gala: Woodfield Country Club, Boca Raton — March 30

Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter’s signature event was celebrated in style, attracting more than 150 guests and raising more than $65,000. The chapter recognized longtime supporter Robin Muir. Live music, dancing, entertainment, cocktails and fine dining were among the highlights. RIGHT:…

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Be Great Celebration Dinner: Seagate Country Club, Delray Beach — March 7

A warm night provided a beautiful backdrop for the seventh annual event benefiting the Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach. The dinner crowned Derry Gaspard as the club’s Youth of the Year. Nearly 230 guests and an auction raised $165,000 to benefit local children.…

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Philanthropy Guild Reception: Boca Raton Resort & Club — March 21

Boca Raton Regional Hospital celebrated with hundreds of supporters to applaud lead donors of the capital campaign who have given $1 million or more to Keeping the Promise … The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. ‘This is our opportunity to recognize and thank the hospital’s benefactors for their amazing…

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Painting presentation: John G’s, Plaza del Mar, Manalapan — May 21

Lake Worth artist Gary Orrock presents a painting he did of Tess and John Giragos to the couple’s niece, Susan Costello, at  John G’s Restaurant in Manalapan. Orrock painted the piece in remembrance of the couple who founded John G’s. Their children have managed the…

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Dining: Lantana’s bustling restaurant scene poised for growth

A long-vacant restaurant space on East Ocean Avenue will soon become Ravish. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Jan Norris

Only a tiny stretch of real estate, Lantana’s Ocean Avenue represents a…

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The Plate: A dish that curries much favor

The Plate: Murgh Vindaloo (chicken vindaloo)

The Place: Tanjore, Royal Palm Place, 500 Via De Palmas, Boca Raton; 288-5800 or www.tanjoreusa.com.

The Price: $18

The Skinny: It was a Monday night in Boca and I was starved. I…

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Finding Faith: Boca teen raising money to help San Diego synagogue after shooting

Cameron Newman talks with Shayne Wright of WPBF-TV about helping victims of the shooting at the Chabad of Poway. His Go Fund Me page has raised more than $127,000. Photo provided

By Janis…

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Health Notes: Grant to help FAU study marine products’ use on breast cancer

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute received $801,000 from the Florida Department of Health’s Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program to investigate the use of marine natural compounds as potential treatments of triple negative breast cancers. The five-year survival rate for this very aggressive form of breast cancer is about 77 percent compared to 93 percent for other breast cancer types. About 12 percent of breast cancers…

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On the Water: Sargassum a messy challenge for saltwater anglers

Sargassum blankets the boat ramp at Sportsman’s Park in Lantana. The marine algae made it difficult for boat-towing vehicles to get traction.  Willie Howard/The Coastal Star

By Willie Howard…

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Nice wahoo: Caught off Boynton Beach — May 17

Lady K drift boat Capt. Bruce Cyr, left, and mates Ashley Mann and Hernando Castano show the 92-pound wahoo they caught trolling in 90 feet of water off Boynton Beach. The wahoo hit a red-and-black Wahoo Whacker lure. The Lady K is based at Sportsman’s Park in Lantana. Photo provided by Bar Jack…

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Seventh-grade civics field trip: Gulf Stream Town Hall — May 10

As part of their U.S. government class, Gulf Stream School seventh-grade students (l-r) Jake Julien, Katherine Erbstein and Tessa Sorenson address the Gulf Stream Town Commission about changing the driving age for golf carts in town. As part of their class, they had learned that the town follows state regulations on…

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Tots & Teens: Gulf Stream girl to put a face on Type 1 diabetes for lawmakers

Juliet Baum cuts the ribbon for a Type 1 diabetes research fundraising walk in April in Mizner Park. Photo provided

By Janis Fontaine

Watch out, Washington. Juliet Baum is headed your way.

The…

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Delray Beach: Fired manager files suit against city

By Jane Smith

   Ex-Delray Beach City Manager Mark Lauzier sued the city on April 29, claiming his firing was in retaliation for not allowing the mayor to fly her 15-year-old son to Tallahassee at taxpayers’ expense.

   Lauzier was fired by the City Commission at a March 1 public meeting after the city’s internal auditor…

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Along the Coast: Years-old tickets stun drivers as Boynton red-light cameras wink back on

By Charles Elmore

An Ocean Ridge resident said he felt “outrage” after receiving a notice in February demanding $401.80 for a 2015 ticket generated by a red-light camera in Boynton Beach.

“Warning: Your license may be suspended,” the letter said.

Three or four years later? Better buckle up.…

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Delray Beach: Beatles on the Beach

ABOVE: The Edgar Winter Band performs during the International Beatles on the Beach Festival at Old School Square. Winter, 72, who has toured with Ringo Starr in recent years, performed Free Ride and Frankenstein. Other singers and bands did Beatles music as well as selections influenced by…

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Along the Coast: Reduce Refuse Rethink

Collecting plastic in trek around state,

former lifeguard says recycling is not enough

ABOVE: Bryan Galvin and Heather Bolint walk the St. Andrews Club beach in Gulf Stream last month as they pick up and…

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