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Shutter up! Hurricane-survival lessons we can learn from old buildings

The evolution of hurricane shutters…



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The evolution of hurricane shutters

Looking at the steel Bahama shutters on Old Key Lime House, Mike Bornstein can picture their evolution: first, wood, with down-tilted slats to let in air and light; then steel, later treated for added strength, then aluminum, later extruded for the same reason; then plastics, and Plexiglas, and Fiberglas clamshells, and carbon composites, and glass annealed or coated with various films, to keep it from shattering. He can see…

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Hypoluxo Island/Lantana: Crowd mixed in reaction to Jet Ski license request



By Margie Plunkett



The buzz of Jet Skis on the Intracoastal Waterway likely won’t subside after Lantana’s Town Council denied issuing a business tax receipt to a rental company that serves the Ritz-Carlton. Captain Morgan’s Watercraft Rentals said it can continue to use the Sportsman’s Park area to launch its jet skis…

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The tangled webs we weave... in the garden

By Joanne Davis

The thought of long, slender legs and a home draped in colorful silk conjure up an image of royalty and elegance. But couple those things with cunning, stealth and entrapment, and we’re likely to be wary.



Fascinating yet scary is one way to describe…

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Meet your Neighbors: Jeff & Ruth Stein — South Palm Beach



Being retired and enjoying physical activities outside is great, agree Jeff and Ruth Stein. But, they add, there’s only so much swimming and golfing they can do.



They do not sit around waiting for the world to happen, and even if they were so inclined, “how long can a person sit at the beach?” Ruth…

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Obituary — Charles Murn: Briny Breezes

By Ron Hayes



BRINY BREEZES — Charles Murn had a degree in mechanical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and a citation from NASA for his contributions to the manned space program. In Briny Breezes, he put that know-how to work fixing items donated to the town’s annual charity…

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A GIFT FROM THE PAST: Hidden for more than 80 years, a church’s time capsule makes an unexpected appearance

By Mary Thurwachter



Aaron Strippel keeps an eagle eye out for changes in the landscape at First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach. As head custodian, he scoots around on agolf cart each morning making sure the grounds are in tiptop condition.…



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InterFaith21: Routine acts of kindness contrast with divisive rhetoric

By C.B. Hanif

“For those of us who experienced 9/11 in America, our hearts were heavy in two respects. One, because of the senseless loss of innocent life. But then there was a double blow to us, because in the process, the religion of Al-Islam was blemished, by the conduct of people who called themselves doing something in the name of…

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Paws Up for Pets: Girl helps firefighters get oxygen masks for pets

By Arden Moore



You’re never too young to make a difference. Just ask 12-year-old Monica Plumb of Powhatan, Va. After reading in her local newspaper about firefighters using a pet oxygen mask to save the life of a dog in a house fire two years ago, the then-10-year-old did some research…

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PBSO Marine unit moves office from Boynton Inlet

By Nirvi Shah



The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol unit no longer uses the Boynton Inlet

as its headquarters and the area will also lose the deputies that patrol Ocean

Inlet Park.…



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Pile driving continues for inlet jetties

By Margie Plunkett



The South Lake Worth Inlet…

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HURRICANE SEASON: Sturdier power poles and generator backed-up stores and stations will help after the storm

By Mary Thurwachter

Who can forget Hurricane Wilma, the menacing Category 3 of 2005 that sneaked up on us from the southwest and left us without power for days?…



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Note to readers

The Lilly Pulitzer dresses worn by our local models in the August edition were provided courtesy of C. Orrico, 1218 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 278-5353. The store is open
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Hot!, Hot!, Hot!: Peppers and spice and everything nice

Find Recipes: Bamboo Fire's Spicy But Mellow Coconut Chicken | Pauline's Hot Pepper Chicken with Tomatoes | Pauline's Spicy Ginger Pepper Sauce | Le Tre… Continue

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Editorial: New paper, same commitment









I don’t think I’m a snob. But, except on rare occasions, I don’t go west of I-95 or south of Linton to dine or shop.



I have friends who live south and west, but I don’t see them very often. I can’t explain it. I used to work in Miami Beach and in Boca Raton. My…

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Gulf Stream: Future underground wire costs outlined



By Steve Plunkett



Homeowners would pay $800 to $1,100 a year for 20 years to put overhead electric, telephone and cable TV wires underground, the town’s consulting engineer says.



The cost will depend on how much each household benefits from…

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Gulf Stream budget update

Proposed tax rate: $2.87 per $1,000 of taxable value*

2009-10 tax rate: $2.87 per $1,000 of taxable value

Change in property value: 5.8 percent decrease

Total Budget (Operating and Capital): $2.6 million

Total proposed cuts/savings: More revenue sharing dollars, received early… Continue

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Delray Beach: City won’t seek PBSO bid for police services



By Margie Plunkett



The Delray Beach City Commission’s decision to explore turning to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for police protection was dropped as quickly as it was

launched early last month, deflated after the panel learned that seeking a

quote would be a one-shot opportunity, among other…

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Delray Beach: Beach boat storage rate likely to increase



Delray Beach has set a course to boost the price of storing a sailboat on the beach.



Commissioners passed an ordinance on first reading Aug. 17 to increase the annual fee for storing a sailboat on the municipal beach to $250 plus sales tax, up from $200.

The rate hasn’t been changed since…

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