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Manalapan: New commission wrestles with costs in casual session

By Steve Plunkett



Town commissioners used a group microphone instead of individual ones and sat at a U-shaped table in front of their usual chairs. None wore a suit, sport coat or even a tie.

Their first informal workshop generated nearly three hours of talk about Manalapan’s expensive Police Department, its expensive fire-rescue service and its very expensive water plant.

In the end, all agreed it would take many more workshops to resolve the town’s financial ills. The next…

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Food: Easter or Passover — A cheesecake for brunch or dinner

 

Ricotta and sour cream make this cheesecake smooth and creamy.  

Photo by Gianna Miles, Palm Beach Pastry

 

 

By Jan Norris

 

The spring holidays signal a switch to lighter meals.…

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Boca Raton: Safety Council lauds 3 Boca public servants for heroism

By Paula Detwiller

 

In an age when the word “hero” is used to describe sports figures, celebrities and various unremarkable achievers, the stories of real heroes — people who put themselves at risk to save others — become more meaningful. 

Consider the stories of Boca Raton Police Officer Jimmy Jalil, Police Sgt. Shannon Wendlick and park maintenance supervisor David Hill. Their acts of spontaneous bravery in the face of personal risk won them…

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Automobiles: MPG Fuel efficiency catching on with car manufacturers

 

By Rich Pollack

With gas prices soaring, a lot of drivers are looking for ways to save money at the pump. One answer is to drive more efficiently — avoiding jackrabbit starts and slowing down on the interstate — but for others the answer may be to ditch the gas-guzzler for a more efficient car or SUV. 

That might be a good idea, but before buying a new car, it’s best to do the research and make sure the one you choose meets your driving needs and is one you’re…

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Along the Avenues: Lights! Camera! Action!

By Thom Smith

Seems like everywhere you turn these days, you’ll find a film festival. No sooner does the Palm Beach International Festival wrap than two others hit local silver screens.

The first Palm Beach Women’s International Festival opens April 7 for a four-day run at Muvico Parisian in West Palm Beach and…

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Society Spotlight

 

Bethesda Ball, ‘Evening at the Oscars’

At The Breakers, Palm Beach

 

Bethesda Hospital Foundation Executive Director Kay

Harvey (left) with Lady Sheila Germain and…

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10 Questions: Meet You Neighbor Judi Getch Brodman

 

Judi Getch Brodman is an engineer who

took up painting about 20 years ago. There

is an exhibition of her watercolors at

the Highland Beach Library
. Photo by Tim Stepien



 

An engineer by trade, Judi…

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Mary McCarty back in Florida

By Emily J. Minor



Former County Commissioner Mary McCarty is back in Palm Beach County, done with her federal prison time in Texas and living in a West Palm Beach Salvation Army halfway house.

“I have not seen Mary, but Mary got out of prison [March 24] and flew from College Station and then went directly to the halfway house,” said Reeve Bright, a Delray Beach lawyer who is a longtime family friend of McCarty and her husband, Kevin.

McCarty, 56, was the third county…

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InterFaith21: Speaker expounds on healing power of prayer

 

Elise Moore speaks to an audience member after

one of her talks on texting God. Photo by C.B. Hanif



 

 

By C.B. Hanif

On its surface, “Texting God: Effective Short Prayers,” might sound…

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Paws Up For Pets: Don’t drive dogs into danger

A gate kept Arden Moore’s dogs Chipper (left)

and Cleo from possibly hurtling through the windshield when

she was rear-ended in traffic
. Photo by Arden Moore



 

 

By Arden Moore

My dogs, Chipper and Cleo,…

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Obituary: Lydia Theurer Mikell Pfund

By Emily J. Minor

 

HIGHLAND BEACH — Lydia Theurer Mikell Pfund, a popular docent at the Norton Museum of Art whose tours were always lively and informative, died March 8. She had just finished up a recent exhibit of her own paintings at the Delray Beach Club, where she also exercised nearly every day until just before her death.

Mrs.…

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Obituary: Joseph J. Redington, III

By Liz Best

 

BOCA RATON — A longtime friend describes Joseph J. Redington III as being “outrageously handsome, caring, interested and engaging.” Mr. Redington, of Boca Raton, died March 15. He was 69.

“Joe and I first met in September 1955, when we were assigned to the same classroom as freshman at Brooklyn Prep. Even back then I…

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Obituary: Ray Osborne

By Tim O’Meilia

 

BOCA RATON — Ray Osborne, Florida’s first lieutenant governor in 80 years and an influential attorney in Boca Raton for nearly four decades, died March 3. He was 77.

Mr. Osborne, a former legislator, was appointed lieutenant governor by Gov. Claude Kirk in 1969, after a change in the Florida Constitution…

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Obituary: Joseph G. Spangenberger



By Liz Best

 

BOCA RATON — Joseph G. Spangenberger will be remembered for all the right reasons: kindness, intelligence and his good-natured, fun-loving personality. Mr. Spangenberger, 77, of Boca Raton, died Feb. 22. 

Born in Newark, N.J., Mr. Spangenberger served in the Army, and then earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers…

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Cloris Leachman Makes Her Boca Raton Debut at Lynn University

By Skip Sheffield

 Cloris Leachman has been here, there, and everywhere and she’s done it all. Now she will share her experiences in her funny, joyful and sometimes touching one-woman show as part of Libby Dodson’s Live at Lynn Theatre series at Lynn University. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3.

Cloris is currently…

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Delray Beach: Majority leans toward curbside pickup — and savings

 

               Two out of three coastal Delray Beach residents would rather switch — to curbside garbage pickup, according to results of a city survey obtained March 16 by The Coastal Star.

                  The city in late November mailed surveys to 830 coastal homeowners asking if they wanted to continue to pay $22.24 a month for back-door pickup or switch to curbside, a monthly savings of $9.52.

                  Of the nearly 540 homeowners who responded,…

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Delray Beach: Sculptor’s work as fleeting as wind and waves



 

By Mary Jane Fine

 

                  Flags are flying at the beach on this Tuesday morning, the yellow caution flag and the purple one that warns of dangerous marine life: Portuguese man-o-war, littering the sand like so many blue-tinted, oval balloons, crimped across the top. But the man-o-war attract little attention today. The focus is on the…

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Celebrating our History: Longboard Legacy

By Ron Hayes

   

     In March 1968, a ragtag band of local surfers rode a wave of anti-surfing sentiment all the way to Florida’s Supreme Court, and changed the history of their sport in Palm Beach County.

     They were teenagers then, high school kids with floppy blond hair who rode the waves off Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, or the Boynton Inlet, or…

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Coalition is a watchdog that speaks up

Kristine de Haseth and Bob Ganger in the Florida Coalition for Preservation office in Delray Beach. Photo by Jerry Lower

By Thomas R. Collins



Word arrived like a weatherman’s warning that a Cat 5 was whirling his way: The residents of Briny Breezes were considering a proposal to sell their whole town for…

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No cure for classic car collectors



Jay Leno awards the “Big Dog Best of Show” to Titusville residents George and Fran Nolan for their 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham.  Photos by Tim Stepien



By Ron Hayes

    Tom Gerrard scanned the green at the Boca Raton Resort & Club and ventured a diagnosis.

    “If this were treatable,…

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