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Along the Coast: Brown pelicans to fly off the threatened species list

 

The brown pelican was listed  as a threatened species in 1973. Photo by Jerry Lower.

By Ron Hayes

 

On June 8, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission voted unanimously to remove the brown pelican from its list of threatened species for the first time in nearly 40 years.

The…

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Penthouse sells for $10.4 million

The sale of a 6,900-square-foot penthouse at One Thousand Ocean in Boca Raton for $10.4 million is the highest priced condominium purchase in Palm Beach County this year.

It’s also the first penthouse closing (June 2) at the condo since its 2006 launch.

Corcoran Realtor Senada Adzem represented the buyers, a young family from Europe.

With two private terraces totaling 4,000 square feet of outdoor living space, the home comes with 14-foot ceilings, a private cabana,…

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$5 million gift for Boca hospital

Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s foundation received a $5 million donation from Elaine J. Wold and the family of the late Dr. Keith C. Wold to start the Wold Family Center for Emergency Medicine.

The new program will enhance the hospital’s emergency department with expedited emergency care and an emphasis on clinical excellence, efficiency and privacy, according to Jan Savarick, president of Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation.

Keith Wold was a board member at the hospital…

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Boca Raton: Construction complete on Palmetto Park Road

By Margie Plunkett

Drivers can lay off the horn on Palmetto Park Road. After nearly a year of construction, the Pedestrian Promenade was completed with a final pressure wash in the last weekend of June.

With the exception of pergolas, the roadway construction was expected to be complete, said Municipal Services Director Bob DiChristopher. 

The $7.2 million Pedestrian Promenade project by Burkhardt Construction Inc. began in September — and had…

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Editorial: Good news is always welcome

 

By Mary Thurwachter,

In this down economy, where cities are doing everything they can to balance budgets —including Boca Raton’s putting up parking meters in Mizner Park and at the beach — good news continues to come out of South County. 

For starters, there is encouraging news on the real estate front: A 6,900-square-foot penthouse at…

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Boca Raton: Exhibit chronicles computer giant’s big footprint

 

BM announced its plans to open a plant in Boca Raton in 1967.

Courtesy of the Boca Raton Historical Society



 

By Mary Jane Fine

 

Earlier this summer, the Boca Raton Historical Society opened an…

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Around Town: Jazz, blues and views at The Bridge

 

Boca Raton singer Chloe Dolandis joins Ira Sullivan during Sullivan’s

sold-out June 11 concert at the ArtsGarage in Delray Beach’s Pineapple

Grove.
Photo by Jerry Lower



By Thom Smith

 

  Four decades…

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Boca Raton: Library to sport historical aesthetic, modern technology

 

The 42,000-square-foot Boca Raton Library will cost about $8 million to build.

It will be situated two blocks north of the current library. Rendering provided



 

 

By Margie…

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Coastal Star: Loyal volunteer dancing for a good cause — Boca Raton

 

Pat Thomas practices with dance instructor, Ivan Rivera, 22, 

at Fred Astaire dance studio in Boca Raton.  They will be partners

in the Boca Ballroom Battle. Photo by Tim Stepien



 

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Boca Raton: Real grass, not artificial turf, for DeHoernle Park

By Steve Plunkett

Fields at a park being built in Boca Raton will have natural grass, not artificial turf, despite the stated goal of city officials to install turf to save money and increase playing time.

The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District decided in June to stick with grass at DeHoernle Park, under construction on Spanish River Boulevard west of Interstate 95. The 3-2 vote followed a report that, rather than saving money, turf would…

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Boca Raton: Real grass, not artificial turf, for DeHoernle Park

By Steve Plunkett

Fields at a park being built in Boca Raton will have natural grass, not artificial turf, despite the stated goal of city officials to install turf to save money and increase playing time.

The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District decided in June to stick with grass at DeHoernle Park, under construction on Spanish River Boulevard west of Interstate 95. The 3-2 vote followed a report that, rather than saving money, turf would…

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Highland Beach: Weiser negotiates $125,000 a year contract

By Steve Plunkett

 

Town commissioners approved a contract that enabled their interim town manager to drop “interim” from her title effective June 30, the day before new state rules tightened pension requirements for public employees.

The vote to make Kathleen Dailey Weiser town manager was 4-1, with Mayor Bernard Featherman dissenting. Featherman, who with Town Attorney Tom Sliney negotiated the contract, opposed paying Weiser $125,000 a year and…

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Society Spotlight: Snow Fund gives out record figure for student advancement

By Skip Sheffield

In troubled economic times, it is tougher than ever to convince people to give to any charity. In its 29th year of operation, the George Snow Scholarship Fund defies the odds.

At an annual awards reception at Royal Palm Yacht Club, the George Snow Scholarship Fund gave out a record $433,000 to 63 Florida scholars. The beauty of the gala event, attended by more than 300 adults and young people, was that it was produced at no cost…

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Society Spotlight

Dinner by the Bite

Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center

Festival of the Arts BOCA held an encore “Dinner by the Bite” and fundraising concert May 21 at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center.  Quartetto Gelato provided entertainment.

 



ABOVE: Jim and Helen Ballerano, Yvonne Boice and Al Zucaro Jr.

RIGHT: Bill and Sharon Shubin and Dick…

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Travel: Hop on board for a sudsy good time

 

Mike Arra and Ruth Berman have created Bon Beer Voyage,

a beer-oriented travel company
. Photo by Susan Mann





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Society Spotlight

Dinner by the Bite

Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center

Festival of the Arts BOCA held an encore “Dinner by the Bite” and fundraising concert May 21 at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center.  Quartetto Gelato provided entertainment.

 …





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Travel: Bird watchers can enjoy the caw of the wild

Birdwatchers can see about 400 species at the Asa

Wright Nature Centre and Lodge in Trinidad
including

birds like this female green honeycreeper seen below. Photos by Jerry Lower



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Travel: Beer, birds and Botswana

 

By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

 

Even if you can’t leave South Florida during these

hot and humid summer months, it’s a good time to plan a future getaway.

South Florida companies offer a variety of niche tours and accommodations

in some very different destinations. 

Here’s a toast to beer,…

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Travel: The art of roughing it with refinement in Africa

 

Guests stay close to nature — and elephants — at Sanctuary Baines’ Camp,

near the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana
. Photos provided



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Summer Arts: Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival marks 20th season of summer sounds

Flutist Karen Dixon (left), bassoonist Michael Ellert

and clarinetist Michael Forte founded the Palm Beach

Chamber Music Festival in 1992.
Photo provided



 

By Greg Stepanich

In 1992, the cultural scene in South Florida was on the verge of a…

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