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Meet Your Neighbor: Frank Maguire, Jr. — Manalapan

Frank Maguire Jr., an owner of Quigley-Maguire of Delray Beach, has designed an office space in the 2011 Red Cross Designers’ Show House in West Palm Beach. This is his fifth year participating in the show house.

Photo by

Jerry Lower

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Obituary — Connie Oleson: Briny Breezes

By Ron Hayes



BRINY BREEZES — Connie Oleson liked to paint furniture and give it to friends. She liked long walks up and down Old Ocean Boulevard. She liked fishing in the surf in front of the Briny Breezes clubhouse.

Most of all, she liked people, and people liked her.

“She was a heckuva gal,” said Mayor Roger Bennett, a longtime neighbor and friend on Hibiscus… Continue

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Obituary — Donald Vigeant: Ocean Ridge

By Liz Best



OCEAN RIDGE — Donald Vigeant spent his final years doing the things that defined his life — gardening, walking the beach, playing golf and listening to music.

“He couldn’t sit still,” said his wife, Lynne Vigeant. “He was not a couch potato.”

Mr. Vigeant died Jan. 18, at the age of 75.

Up until the end, he actively pursued his interest in being… Continue

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Obituary — Carter Golembe: Delray Beach



By Dianna Smith



DELRAY BEACH — Carter Golembe wanted to be a poet.

This powerful, intelligent man who spent his life as a star of sorts in the banking industry once wanted to focus his talents on writing, but life had different plans for Mr. Golembe. He… Continue

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Obituary — Joseph A. Piantedosi Sr.: Ocean Ridge

By Emily J. Minor



OCEAN RIDGE — Joseph A. Piantedosi Sr., the retired president of the Piantedosi Baking Co. Inc., who moved to Ocean Ridge 20 years ago after first trying Boca Raton and deciding condo living wasn’t for him, died Jan. 9.

He was 87.

Mr. Piantedosi is legendary for steering the family-owned the bakery business into modern operation.…

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Obituary — Leon Sol Zimmerman: South Palm Beach

By Tim O’Meilia



SOUTH PALM BEACH — Leon “Lee” Sol Zimmerman, a former vice mayor and councilman and one of the founders of the town’s popular music and lecture series, died Jan. 23. He was 90.

When Lee and Bernice Zimmerman settled permanently in South Palm Beach in 1985, they brought with them decades of experience in the printing business.

They put that…

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Valentine's Day: Love & Chocolate

The Devil’s Food Cake prepared by Ana Pheterson, pastry chef at 32 East. Photo by Tim Stepien

By Jan Norris



Who knows when chocolate began to be associated  with Saint Valentine’s Day? The history of that marriage is vague. Suffice it to say that today it’s the chocolatiers’ biggest day of the year, and…

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Paws Up for Pets: Keep your pet's choppers in tiptop shape

Dr. Tiffany Brown (left) holds Red Boy, a Bichon Frise, as his owner Clare Dana of Jupiter practices brushing his teeth. This was a follow-up visit at El Cid Animal Clinic after dental surgery.    …

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Interfaith21: Chabad community welcomes all to plaza center

By C.B. Hanif

The Chabad of South Palm Beach’s new center in Manalapan’s Plaza Del Mar is just plain welcoming.

“We really did try to create that feel,” said Rabbi Leibel Stolik. “We wanted it to be an inviting, warm, welcoming atmosphere, so that people can feel welcome, walk by and feel that everybody and anybody can come in. And this includes Jews and non-Jews…

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Editorial: Looking forward to sharing your stories

 

 By Mary Thurwachter, managing editor

 



A yellowed newspaper clipping floated out of the Christmas card my sister Susie sent in December. 

“That’s me!” I yelped, getting a quizzical look from my husband across the breakfast table.

Beneath a photo of a smiling me was story about how, at age 23, I had become the youngest community newspaper editor in the state of Wisconsin.

The realization hit me like a ton of ink: I’ve been working…

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Boca Raton: Interchange in future for I-95 and Spanish River

A new I-95 interchange at Spanish River Boulevard in Boca Raton has been officially adopted as a future development project by the Florida Department of Transportation.

So says County Commissioner Steven Abrams, who is a member of the Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Numerous traffic analyses performed during the past few years have shown that this segment of I-95 does not meet the required standards, mainly because of the high levels of congestion. 

“I have been…

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Boca Raton: Mizner Park Cinema closed, but not for long

By Thom Smith

 

If you had hoped to catch a pre-Oscar screening of Black Swan or The Social Network at the Sunrise Cinemas 8 in Mizner Park, change your plans. The multiplex closed down in mid-January amid a wealth of rumors and misinformation.

This much is true: The cinema is closed. Furnishings and signage are gone, but it is expected to reopen in several months. The new tenant will be the original tenant,…

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Around Town: Symphonia honors conductor Schuller

 

 

The Boca Raton Symphonia quartet offers some classical

fare for partiers at the home of Patti Carpenter.

From left: Mei Mei Luo (violin), Rob Prester (piano),

Christopher Glansdorp (cello) and Jeff Kaye (trumpet). Photo by Thom Smith

 

By Thom…

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Coastal Star: FAU backer invites you to join the club — Highland Beach

 

Marliss Hadeed, who has lived in Highland

Beach nearly 30 years,  heads the FAU Foundation's

University Club. Photo by Tim Stepien

By Mary Thurwachter

 

After Hurricane David blew into Palm Beach County in 1979 — just in time to ruin Labor Day…

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Boca Raton: City may assume ownership to get meters on Palmetto

By Steve Plunkett

 

The city, which last summer installed parking meters on Palmetto Park Road east of the Intracoastal Waterway, might now assume ownership of the road.

Palm Beach County, which owns the highway, told city officials it will not permit meters there, City Manager Leif Ahnell told City Council members in January. The alternative, Ahnell said, was for Boca Raton to take over the road, which would require repaving every…

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Boca Raton: Makeover in store for Red Reef’s boardwalk

Red Reef Park’s splintery boardwalk is getting a 21st-century makeover. “They’ve been out there 30 years, and it’s time,’’ said Bob Langford, executive director of the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District. Low bidder for the Red Reef project was Hollywood-based Enco LLC, at $928,859. The firm will rebuild the coastal dune boardwalk, pavilions and four dune crossovers. 

Enco also will reconstruct a pavilion at James A. Rutherford Park on the west side of the Intracoastal for…

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Obituaries: Anne Iffland Ryan — Highland Beach

By Mary Thurwachter

 

HIGHLAND BEACH — Friends say Anne Iffland Ryan was a loyal friend, a quick-witted conversationalist, a competitive bridge player and an avid golfer. 

Known as “Nancy,” Mrs. Ryan died on Jan. 14 at the age of 90.

The only child of William and Anna Brennan Iffland, Mrs. Ryan attended schools in Stamford, Conn., and Delray Beach. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Stamford and the College of New Rochelle in New…

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Boca Raton: Inlet webcam back in action

Wonder what the weather is like at the Boca Raton Inlet?

Wonder no more. You can find out by visiting www.pbcgov.org/erm/beachcams.htm. You’ll find up-to-date photos of the area, a service that will be especially useful for boaters, surfers and beach goers.

Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams, who announces a new beach camera was installed early in January, says he is already hearing from residents who are happy the…

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Obituaries: John J. Chluski — Boca Raton

 

 

John J. Chluski

 

By Ron Hayes 

 

BOCA RATON — As a top executive with ITT, John J. Chluski lived what many would consider a dream job.

As a teenager during World War II, he lived what all would call a…

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Obituaries: John R. DeMarco — Highland Beach

John R. DeMarco

 

 

 

By Emily J. Minor

 

HIGHLAND BEACH — John R. DeMarco, who left his beloved Long Island in 1989 to retire to Highland Beach, died Jan. 12 surrounded by his family. He was 85.

Mr. DeMarco’s daughter, Judy Maresca, called her father “the salt of the earth who…

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