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Along the Coast: New year bringing protection to shark species

Tiger sharks and hammerheads can swim a little easier beginning Jan. 1. That’s when the harvest of three species of hammerhead sharks and tiger sharks becomes illegal in Florida waters. The hammerhead species protected include great, scalloped and smooth.

Also prohibited will be the possession, sale and exchange of these top predators — although catch and release in state waters will be allowed and the new law does not limit catching the sharks in adjacent federal waters.

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Meet Your Neighbor: Pamela Murphy — Manalapan

Pamela Murphy has two hobbies that she loves: cooking and exercising. It really does make a good combination. When you put it on, you just take it off.

    Here’s some background on Pam: She’s been coming to Florida for years, attracted to the warm weather and the beaches. She and her husband, John,…

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Obituary — Doris A. Meyer

By Liz Best



    DELRAY BEACH — Doris Asiel Meyer died peacefully at her Delray Beach home on Nov. 5. She was 96 years old.

    She left her hometown of New York City, where she worked in former Mayor John Lindsay’s administration, for the sunny shores of Delray Beach in the late 1970s. Mrs. Meyer…

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Obituary — Marguerite Sanford

By Emily J. Minor

   

BRINY BREEZES — Marguerite Sanford, who began coming to Briny Breezes with her mother back in 1954 and was considered somewhat of a matriarch in Briny’s graying neighborhood family, died Oct. 27 during a visit to her daughter’s home in Tennessee. She was 101.

Mrs. Sanford’s…

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Delray Beach: Orchid Society transplanting leaves much uncertain

 

Visitors will have to drive to Fairchild Tropical Botanical

Garden to see orchids like this paphiopedilum. Photo by Jerry Lower



 

By Mary Jane…

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Putting the cart before the horsepower

By Rich Pollack



Dave Spitzer knew the time had come to start car shopping.

    The owner of Old Vines Wine & Spirits in Delray Beach, Dave and his wife had two old cars, both beyond their prime.

    But when he started thinking about it, Spitzer decided that instead of…

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Boca Raton: Veteran's Day Commemorative Ceremony

 

 

 

Isable Gelb, wearing her husband David’s cap, is offered well wishes by other veterans. 

Photo by Jerry Lower

 

 

Hundreds of people ranging from WWII,…

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Celebrations: 12th Annual Bethesda Hospital Foundation Women of Grace Luncheon

The 12th Annual Bethesda Hospital Foundation Women of Grace Luncheon was held Nov. 9 at The Ritz-Carlton in Manalapan. Pictured (from left) are volunteer honorees Peggy Martin, Connie Siskowski and Linda Gunn with co-chair Michelle Donahue, mistress of ceremonies Suzanne Boyd, co-chair Patty Jones…

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Celebrations: Gulf Stream School Parent/Child Golf Tournament

The Kumar family, Maya (front left) and Maddox with their parents Angela and Roger attend the Gulf Stream School Parent/Child Golf Tournament at St. Andrews Club on Nov. 5.  Photo…

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Boca Raton: Architects reveal plan for library

Spacious interior views of the planned 42,000-square-foot library at the old Causeway Lumber property showed off an area with 25-foot ceilings, circulation desk and even a self-checkout desk.

Ian Nestler of architect PGAL presented some of the newer views in an update at the ninth public workshop on the proposal. 

The interior renderings, not yet complete, showed a theme replicated from Gumbo Limbo featuring symbols of bubbles and turtles. 

Before the library…

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Boca Raton: Park research nets extra money for consultant

By Steve Plunkett

 

The consultant designing a park at Ocean Strand will earn an extra $16,000 to review when other beachfront parks are open, what demands they meet and how many people use them, then compare those numbers to national standards.

The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District approved the additional expense at its Nov. 21 meeting. Curtis + Rogers Design Studio Inc.’s contract already guaranteed the consultant a little more than $80,000…

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Celebrations: 9th Annual Holiday Trunk Show

Organizers of the 9th Annual Holiday Trunk Show supporting the Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club cheer a group of children as they perform Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at a preview reception held at the Seagate Hotel in Delray Beach on Nov. 29.  Photo by Jerry…

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Obituary — Ethel Sloan Allen

By Emily J. Minor



    GULF STREAM — Ethel Sloan Allen, the consummate Great Gatsby girl whose coming out as a debutante was much ballyhooed by the famous New York gossip writer, Cholly Knickerbocker, died Oct. 26 at her home in Gulf Stream. She was 92.    “She really was the end of an era,”…

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Meet Your Neighbor: Joan Wolf — Boca Raton

Dancer, sailor, traveler and much more:

Joan Wolf is one of few female yacht

commodores in the country. Photo by Jerry Lower

 

Joan Wolf has always been one to put her best foot forward. 

The founder of a…

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Highland Beach: Commission sets interviews for town attorney

By Steve Plunkett

 

Four lawyers — all representing other municipalities — want to be the town’s next attorney.

Highland Beach commissioners will interview the candidates Dec. 8 for the successor to Tom Sliney, who resigned effective Dec. 31 after Commissioner Dennis Sheridan said he wanted to find out how much other firms would charge to represent the town.

Sliney, who has been Highland Beach’s attorney since 1973, is given a monthly retainer…

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Celebrations: Magnolia Society Tea

Lisa White (left), Sylvie Bergeron, Stephanie Kahlert and Nancy Zarcadoolas attend the Bethesda Foundation’s Magnolia Society Tea Nov. 2 at the Delray Beach Club in support of the Women of Grace Luncheon. In eight years, the Magnolia Society has grown to 150 members. Photo…

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Meet the Pros: The Little Club’s pace suits this pro to a tee

By Steve Pike



    Wanda Krowlikowski remembers well her interview for the head golf professional’s job at The Little Club in Gulf Steam.

    “I was at a nice table in the dining room with board members looking out on the golf course,” Krowlikowski said. “They asked me if I thought I would be happy…

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Holly Days Bazaar: First Presbyterian Church, Delray Beach

Volunteers gather with hand-made holiday items in the Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church in Delray Beach on Nov. 12.  The church’s Holiday Craft Sale continues 10 am-3 pm Tuesdays and Saturdays through Dec. 17 at the church’s Bronson House, 33 Gleason Street. For information, call 276-6338.…

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Bethesda Hospital Pro-Am Golf Tournament: Pine Tree Golf & Country Club, Boynton Beach

Bethesda Healthcare System President and CEO Robert Hill (l), with LPGA greats and Pro-Am Hosts Meg Mallon and Beth Daniel and Bethesda Executive Vice President Roger Kirk at the 2011 Bethesda Pro-Am Golf Tournament. The 2012 Pro-Am will be held Jan. 16 at Pine Tree Golf & Country Club.…

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Health & Harmony: A pinch of salt air therapy provides breath of fresh air

 

 

                                   Dried salt covers the floor and walls of the Salt Suite treatment room. Photo provided



By Paula Detwiller



What do the words “salt therapy” bring to mind? A…

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