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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).…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Golf: New tools for improving your game

 

 

 

 

By Steve Pike

 

TaylorMade R11 Driver

For: Low- and medium-handicap players. 

Suggested Retail Price: $499

Details: TaylorMade-Adidas Golf takes moveable weight technology…

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Golf: Look at fit when choosing new clubs

By Steve Pike

 

So you want to be like Tiger and Phil? 

Good luck. But you can get a little closer by doing one thing each of them does. That is, get fit for clubs — even a golf ball. And don’t let your ego get in the way. With a little bit of time and research, chances are good you will find the correct club and ball for your skill level. 

Ever-evolving golf club technology has made it almost impossible to buy a bad golf…

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Coasting Along: As they pause to smell the flora, golfers find variety rules

 

Lucille Ritacco tries to keep warm while watching

her golf partner, Frank Garito, tee off at The Palm Beach

Par 3 Golf Course Saturday afternoon. The temperatures

were in the 50s at the time with strong winds

out of the north. Photo by…

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HIGHLAND BEACH: Commission holds off on changing evaluation process

By Steve Plunkett

                  Uncertainty over how long Dale Sugerman will remain town manager led town commissioners not to change the employee evaluation system.

                  “I don’t think we should make changes of anything that would jeopardize whoever’s going to be there,…

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Rev. Ted Bush Retirement

More than 200 people helped the Rev. Ted Bush celebrate his retirement from First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach during a dinner at Benvenuto. With him are his wife, Mary, and their daughters. Photo by Jerry… Continue

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Boca Raton: City and Junior League team on community garden project

By Margie Plunkett



Green-thumbed residents now have the chance to grow their own in Boca Raton.

The city OK’d a deal that would allow the Junior League of Boca Raton to operate a community garden on the Causeway Lumber site, next to the location of Boca Raton’s new library. The garden would be on 1.5 acres on the east side of the site.

Individuals and organizations can lease plots in the garden to grow vegetables, fruit and flowers, with the intent that 10 percent of what is… Continue

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Boca Raton: Festival marks 29th year with Passport to Greece

Ramona Bean (left), Theodora Preston, Pat Koutrakos, Thelma Constantinou, Alice Cleary and Ann Chambertides staff the pastry booth at last year’s Greek Festival. Photo provided

Recipes:…

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Obituary—Henrietta King: Manalapan

By Angie Francalancia



MANALAPAN — Henrietta King was the quiet balance to her husband Don King’s outward flamboyance. But in her own right, she had a résumé varied enough to include entrepreneur, farmer, fashion designer, nurse, sheriff’s department staffer and philanthropist.

Henrietta King, who… Continue

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Obituary—Ernest Muro: South Palm Beach

By Ron Hayes



SOUTH PALM BEACH — When Ernest Muro moved to South Palm Beach in 1990, he was a retired schoolteacher and media specialist from Baldwin, N.Y.

But he never retired from community service.

In 1991, Mr. Muro was elected president of his condo board at Palm Beach Harbour…

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Obituary— Harvey E. Oyer Jr.: Boynton Beach

By Ron Hayes



BOYNTON BEACH — When a wonderful storyteller dies, the family and friends who loved him tell wonderful stories.

When that storyteller was Harvey E. Oyer Jr., the stories they tell about the man must also be stories about the city he lived in, loved and served for 84 years.

Where did…

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Obituary—Frank Anthony Bianchini: Gulf Stream

By Emily J. Minor



GULF STREAM — Frank Anthony Bianchini, who moved to Florida in 1970 with his wife, Rita, to escape the cold and start another chapter in the family business, died at his home Dec. 17 surrounded by his family. He was 88.

    Born in Philadelphia on May 29, 1922, Mr. Bianchini —…

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