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Farm-fresh, naturally raised

Svetlana Simon sells eggs, yogurt, cheese and milk from her Heritage Farm at the Delray Beach Green Market. BELOW: A sign at her stand describes her products and her philosophy. Photos by Jerry Lower

By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

   

At the Saturday Delray Green Market, Svetlana Simon is in her white-tented…

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Highland Beach: Ethics office could cost $10,848

By Steve Plunkett



The county’s new ethics watchdog office could cost the town of Highland Beach up to $10,848 in its first year.

“We do not know yet which particular contracts might be exempted from the fee, and there’s going to be some that are exempted from this fee,’’ Town Manager Dale Sugerman reported at the commission’s December meeting.

Municipalities are obligated to fund the office by paying one-quarter of 1 percent of the total cost of contracts awarded. Sugerman said… Continue

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Boca Raton: New push to keep Ocean Strand public

By Steve Plunkett



Boca Raton residents are mounting another assault in their campaign to ensure that Ocean Strand becomes a park.

A new group, Keep Your Boca Beaches Public, is circulating petitions to place an ordinance and a charter amendment targeting the coastal parcel on the March ballot.

 “We started collecting signatures aggressively this weekend, and I have to say that we have hundreds of them already,’’ Martin Siml told City Council members at a Dec. 13 workshop. “It… Continue

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Boca Raton: Three families give $600,000 to FAU peace

 

FAU President Mary Jane Saunders (left) celebrates

a $600,000 gift with Dick Schmidt, Christine Lynn,

Barbara Schmidt and Manjunath Pendakur,

dean of the College of Arts and Letters.

Photo provided

Staff Reports



Florida Atlantic University has received a $600,000 donation to its peace studies…

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Local fitness buffs find three-wheeled bliss

Bob Knorr and Linda Scheele ride their Trikkes throughout Ocean Ridge to stay in shape.

Photo by

Jerry Lower

 

By Paula Detwiller



There they go again. That man and woman propelling themselves silently along Old Ocean Boulevard on strange, three-wheeled…

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Around Town: Boca strikes gold with Town Center vending machine

 

Customers buy gold chips and coins from the

Gold-to-Go vending machine at Boca Raton’s

Town Center. Photo provided

 

By Thom Smith

 

Like bees to honey, shoppers are converging on a new hive at Boca’s Town Center. This honey is golden, all right, but you’re not…

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Along the Coast: Boca ‘Daughters’ are hep to history, service

 

 

Betty-Jane Lee, a 71-year member of the Daughters

of the American Revolution, sips tea during

a recent meeting of the Estahakee Chapter at the

Highland Beach Holiday Inn. Photos by Tim Stepien

 By Ron Hayes…

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Society Spotlight: Holiday Champagne Reception At the Boca Raton Museum of Art

 

 

 

The event committee for the Friends of the Boca Raton Museum of

Art’s Holiday Champagne Reception included Ann Conte (left),

Barbara Scott, Robin May, Nancy Wright and Marjory Bitson.

The event featured a variety of items for sale by local artisans as well as refreshment.

Photo…

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Society Spotlight: Boca Raton Regional Hospital Ball Kick-off At Bogart’s, Boca Raton



 

Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation hosted a kick-off reception for its 49th annual ball at Bogart’s.

The reception honored the members of the Medical Staff Executive Committee, who will be recognized as honorees at a black-tie gala to…

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InterFaith21: Diverse congregation walks together in faith

Henrietta Smith reads the Litany of Commemoration at the

50th anniversary commemoration of the first communion

of the Church of the Palms in Delray Beach on Nov. 14.

Other officers of the Women’s Fellowship pictured are:

Margot Beck (left), Marlene Hambleton, Polly Champ and Edie Kutz.

Photo provided



By C.B.…

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Paws Up for Pets: For relaxation techniques, watch your pet

 

By Arden Moore



    We can learn a lot from our cats and dogs when it comes to keeping limber, shooing away muscle aches and reveling in the moment.

    In fact, cats and dogs are born yoga teachers, if we just pay closer attention to how they move and stretch with purpose and grace.

    “Yoga is an art that is more than 5,000 years old…

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Boca tree lighting

The Boca Raton High School Band performs holiday songs before the lighting of the Christmas tree Nov. 26 at Mizner Park. Members of the band stand as they are given a standing ovation by the crowd. Photo by Tim Stepien

Added by Mary Kate Leming on December 2, 2010 at 12:43pm — No Comments

County Pocket: Emergency response policy still vexes residents

By Nirvi Shah



Ever since it took Palm Beach County Fire Rescue more than 12 minutes to respond to the scene of a man choking in the county pocket last year — a call that ended in the man’s death — a group of the area’s residents have been clamoring for emergency service that comes from a much closer rescue agency.

Now they have it. Sort of.

Since March, Boynton Beach Fire Rescue — which is miles nearer to the area than the responding county fire station — has been called upon… Continue

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Boynton Beach: Flickers of revival along Federal

By Thomas R. Collins



At the height of the real estate boom, news that a new developer was stepping in to complete a 30-townhouse, 40-condo project might have been greeted with a long stretch and a yawn.

But it’s not 2005 anymore.

So city officials here are pretty pumped about the Peninsula.

The project, which was in foreclosure and sits on the east side of Federal Highway at the north edge of town, has been bought by Boca Raton-based Altman Companies, a developer with… Continue

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Coasting Along: Concierge security at Boca Raton's Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club





By Tim Norris



Beyond energetic disputes between New Englander and chief of security Ray Lavin and New Yorker and lieutenant Mike McHale over the baseball fortunes of the Red Sox and Yankees, about the only fighting that the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club security force sees might be a rare domestic dispute, a too-hearty party, rowdy teens, a disgruntled nanny, a missing garbage can or a fuss over where laborers park.

There… Continue

Added by Scott Simmons on December 1, 2010 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Editorial: Friendship, hope and a flash of sparkle

I love the winter holidays.

There’s a certain sparkle in the air — regardless of whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, the winter solstice or Kwanzaa.

And that sparkle symbolizes hope. It symbolizes faith. And it symbolizes family and friendship.

It’s a time for giving, and a time to assess all the good things in our lives. It’s also a time for forgiving and moving on, because that is the greatest gift you can give yourself.

And in that spirit of giving, I invite you… Continue

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Around Town: Hot chef's calendar cooks up money for charity



By Thom Smith



With visions of cheesecake dancing in her head, Taylor Morgan, host of South Florida Dines radio show and founder of SouthFloridaDines.com, envisioned a calendar, racier than a chocolate mousse — a ladle here, a toque there — of South Florida’s hottest chefs.

Only one problem, chefs may subject chicken skin to air, but not their own.

So nudity was out, but Morgan got her… Continue

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Boca Raton: City, children's museum agree on lease


The Children’s Museum has a second lease, after theCity Council approved it paying $1 a year for 60 years.
The second lease agreement, between the museum and the city, is for the existing Singing Pines and Arvida house buildings and expanded museum expansion studio.
— Margie Plunkett

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Highland Beach: Town's police force grows by two





By Steve Plunkett



Highland Beach’s police force has taken a cosmopolitan turn in recent months.

The latest hires are Jon Alvarez, who was born in the Dominican Republic, and Tatsuaki Hayashi, a native of Japan.

“We’re building a great, diverse little department and team, and I’m proud of them,’’ Chief Craig Hartmann said as he introduced Alvarez to town commissioners in November.… Continue

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Coastal Stars: Highland Beach couple helps make world ‘a better place’





By Scott Simmons



Walk away from a meeting with Sandra and Bernard Meyer, and you remember the laughter.

But behind the laughter is a formidable advocacy for the arts.

“If I could clone them, and if other arts organizations could clone them, the world would be a much better place,” says Karen Davis, artistic director of the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, which runs through Dec. 12.

The Meyers’ passion comes from a…

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