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South Palm Beach: New signage considered in wake of beach deaths



By Tim O’Meilia



Conflicting locations given by scores of 911 callers to emergency dispatchers sent rescuers to the wrong location, at first, of what became the accidental drowning of a

Georgia couple in a strong rip current behind a South Palm Beach condominium on

May 15.…



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South Palm Beach: ‘What ifs’ haunt man who tried to save drowning swimmers



By Tim O’Meilia



A week later, Harvey Kertzman is second-guessing himself.



“What if I had gone downstairs a minute earlier? What if I had turned her on her side? Should I have spun her around so her…

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Manalapan: Proposed turtle ordinance still raising concerns



By Margie Plunkett



Manalapan commissioners welcomed new Town Manager Tom Heck with relief and a rapidly growing to-do list. Heck’s first meeting opened with the mayor’s response to

accusations that he proposed a turtle protection ordinance for personal gain.…

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Bush Boulevard Bridge work will take four months



The George Bush Boulevard Bridge will close to motorists and pedestrians sometime late in July for four months while the county makes repairs, according to Palm

Beach County Bridge Superintendent Barry Meve. The bridge closing isn’t expected to interrupt boat traffic.



An exact closing date, the cost and other…

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Boynton Beach: Renovations begin in effort ot make Boynton Marina a destination



By Linda Haase



The Boynton Harbor Marina should be a waterfront destination, city officials contend.



And renovations designed to bring more people to the facility, which was purchased by the Community Redevelopment Agency in 2006, have…

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Along the coast: Agents see movement returning to real estate market



By Christine Davis



What goes around comes around, and, when it comes to coastal real estate, it looks like it might be coming around again, observes Judi Lukens, a Realtor with

Premier Estate Properties in Delray Beach.



“Across the…

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Meet Your Neighbor — Bruce Gimmy: Ocean Ridge/Delray Beach

Meet Your Neighbor — Bruce Gimmy







What have dads (and other guys) found fashionable over the years? The preppy look is always in, one way or another, said Bruce Gimmy, owner of the Trouser Shop…

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Lantana: Process for replacing police chief discussed



By Margie Plunkett



A plan that would allow Lantana Police Chief Rick Lincoln to retire early received preliminary approval from the Town Council, a move that could shuffle

Police Department leadership to the tune of a $125,000 savings.…



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Birth Announcement — Josephine Teresa Schneider: Ocean Ridge















Lucy and Terry Brown of Ocean Ridge announce the arrival of Josephine Teresa Schneider, their first grandchild, born April 20 at 6 pounds, 4…

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Graduation — Jacqueline Barbara Kaleel: Ocean Ridge



Jacqueline Barbara Kaleel



On May 15, Jacqueline Barbara Kaleel of Ocean Ridge graduated from Pope John Paul II High School in Boca Raton. Commencement exercises took place at the Carole

& Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium at Florida Atlantic…

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School days steeped in love of reading





By Dianna Smith



Inside this beautiful school by a crystal blue sea are children who love to read.



Mysteries, thrillers, fantasies — anything and everything that will draw them into another…

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Summer Arts: New theater troupe tries tangling with 'Hair'



By Greg Stepanich



It was controversial when it first hit the stage back in 1967, but today it stands as a landmark of the American theater, and the first truly successful rock

musical.



I speak, of course, of Hair, which…

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Obituary – Eugene Lyne: Ocean Ridge



Eugene Lyne is pictured with his grandson, Eugene Lyne Aretsky.



By Emily J.

Minor


OCEAN RIDGE — It’s never

easy…

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Obituary – Richard Keresey: Delray Beach





By Ron Hayes





DELRAY BEACH — Not long ago, as his health failed and his birthday neared, Dick Keresey told his son, Jim,

“You know, I think I’d like to have my 94th birthday. I…

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Obituary — Lydia Crozier: South Palm Beach







By Antigone Barton



Life had become easy for Lydia Crozier, who was happily married and a successful decorator, when a little-understood epidemic began stealing people from her

midst.…



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Obituary – Francis P. Kelley: Delray Beach



By Emily J. Minor



DELRAY BEACH — Francis P. Kelley, who all his adult life worked tirelessly for the rights of the mentally handicapped and helped Eunice Shriver establish the

first games in the Special Olympics, died in his sleep at home in late April.

He had just turned 85.…



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Obituary - John Sideris: Briny Breezes



By Emily J. Minor





BRINY

BREEZES — John S. Sideris, a Briny Breezes resident since 2000 who had no

trouble trading his Long Island lifestyle for South Florida living, died April

26 with his family at his hospital bedside.…
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Obituary — Susan Findlay Cathey: Manalapan









By Antigone Barton



MANALAPAN — A child when she learned to ride, and a young woman when she competed as an equestrian in Madison Square Garden, Susan Findlay Cathey never

lost her love for horses. She picked up more…

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Hindu youth center opens in Boynton







By C.B. Hanif



Jitu Patel was explaining that the rain sprinkles punctuating a sunny May afternoon in Boynton Beach were a part of a divine script:…



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