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DELRAY BEACH: Crosswalk signs judged effective, will be used more places





By Margie Plunkett



Five more sets of crosswalk signs designed to safeguard pedestrians and educate drivers will be installed on A1A after a state study deemed test signs near

Atlantic Avenue effective.…



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LANTANA: Fireworks budget down, but not out

Lantana council members voted to contract Zambelli Fireworks Manufacturing Co. for up to $25,000 to put on the July Fourth display this year, $10,000 less than budgeted. The company will launch fireworks along the Sportsman’s Park seawall, rather than from a barge on the water, producing a savings of about 10 percent, Town Manager Mike Bornstein said at the council’s March 22 meeting. Zambelli, which has put on Lantana’s fireworks display for several years, has already tested the launch site,… Continue

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Officials ready, alert to Haitian refugee potential

By Dianna Smith



Local officials are continuing to comb the seas and beaches for Haitians fleeing their devastated country.



Though no refugees have been spotted in Palm Beach County since January’s deadly earthquake in Haiti, four Haitian nationals came ashore in nearby Martin…

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South Palm Beach: New members join ‘green’ Town Council





By Tim O’Meilia



The South Palm Beach Town Council is going green. Not environmentally speaking, but experience-wise.



Two new council members, Stella Jordan…

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Hypoluxo Island: Neighbors, town seek solution for uprooted playground



By Margie Plunkett and Mary Kate Leming



McKinley Park on Hypoluxo Island has been a meeting ground, a community “piazza” that’s brought parents and children together over the years to bond and play. A main

draw for families, the playground equipment is now gone, removed…

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Manalapan: Utilities, landscaping, turtle-sensitive lighting and signs occupy commission



Incumbent Robert Evans (left), who ran unopposed, is joined by new commissioners Howard Roder and Louis DeStefano. In Manalapan, 209 voters of a total of 353 registered voters, or 59.2 percent turned out for the March elections. Photo by Jerry Lower…

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Delray Beach: Beachfront group moves ahead with master planning

The Beach Property Owners Association is taking the next step toward a long-term plan for the beachfront, after meeting

March 24 with city leaders, city employees and residents.



At its April 1 board meeting, the association intended to set a date to present its report and renderings to the City Commission.…



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Hurricane seasons expected to pick up, but still depend on el Niño











By Tim O’Meilia



South Florida whistled past the hurricane graveyard last summer and nary a storm howled in return. Only three hurricanes formed last year and none sent anyone

scurrying to Home Depot for…

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Ocean Ridge: Town looking into ‘bird sanctuary’ status



By Margie Plunkett



Herons, cranes, spoonbills, terns, pelicans and even red hawks make Ocean Ridge their home. Now, the town is moving toward becoming a bird sanctuary to protect them.



The town was exploring and preparing an ordinance it…

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Gulf Stream: Voters could decide future of power lines





By Margie Plunkett



Burying Gulf Stream’s overhead power lines would cost roughly $4.6 million and entail six months of pre-construction work and six to eight months of construction,

according to a consultant hired to study the feasibility of the…

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Delray Beach: Board lays out plans, achievements in ‘greening’ the city



By Margie Plunkett



Imagine stopping by an automated stand to rent a bicycle and being able to drop it off at a station in another part of town. The board formerly known as the Green

Task Force has this on the roster of projects it wants to make reality.…

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Sale of teacher’s paintings to help scholarship fund

By Christine Davis



Sandra Morrison of Ocean Ridge found a treasure trove of watercolors in Norman Scofield’s garage. Landscapes of all descriptions delightfully alive with

dynamic lines and beautiful colors: tropical island scenes, snow and old barn

paintings, northern vistas and local views, sunny to…

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Delray Beach: St. Patrick’s parade salutes firefighters, fun

By Kelly Wolfe

When in doubt, walk right up to the guy in the kilt. It makes life more interesting. And in this case,

it’s the best way to find the guy running things.

Capt. John Ficsher of the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Pipe and Drum Band, has spent the better part of a year…

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You, too, can be a 'local-avore'

By Jan Norris

The locavore movement — that group that espouses eating foods produced closer to home — is catching on, with the benefits to farmers, cooks and the environment. Reducing the travel time between harvest and market means fresher and more nutritious foods. Shortening the transport means cleaner air. And farmers, ranchers, and small… Continue

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Ogren's designs defined early Delray

By Christine Davis

If you want to learn first hand about Samuel Ogren Sr. [1899-1988], known as the “father of Delray Beach architecture,” you have a chance over the next two

months to come look at his work and hear about him from people, who study him,

knew him or live in his houses.…

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Meet Your Neighbor — James Gardner: Ocean Ridge

10 Questions

On a recent day, the sun glittered on the Intracoastal water outside James

Gardner’s Ocean Ridge home, where he lives with his wife of 45 years and their

sociable black poodle. It is a comfortable and well-appointed abode, but with

his collection of African sculpture and masks…

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Obituary — Patricia Wade Owen: Delray Beach





By Emily J. Minor



DELRAY BEACH — Patricia Wade Owen, a Chicago native who joined key social philanthropic causes when she was a young college graduate, died March 15 at

age 87. She had been in the care of Hospice of Palm Beach County for about

three…

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Obituary — Mary Ellen Cannon: Ocean Ridge





By Emily J. Minor



OCEAN RIDGE — Mary Ellen Cannon, who raised her six children in Michigan and moved to Florida in her later years to golf, garden and give more attention to her love

for crafting, died in the care of Hospice of Palm Beach County on March 8…

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Talented preteen designs for dolls with Earth in mind

By Linda Haase



When Amanda Jean got her first Barbie doll, she had no desire to play with it. Her first instinct was to design a new wardrobe for the model-thin fashion icon.



She used any material she could find, including her own clothes, but after a few years it…

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Obituary — Eileen T. Simpson: Ocean Ridge

By Emily J. Minor

OCEAN RIDGE — Eileen T. Simpson, who began coming to Crown Colony Club nearly 30 years ago when she and her husband bought a condo here for

retirement, has died of complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. She was

82.…



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