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Mary Kate Leming's Blog – January 2014 Archive (44)

Delray dog owners get no special treatment from Boca

Related: Tailwaggers and owners lap up beach time in Boca Raton

By Steve Plunkett

    

Delray Beach dog owners, like any nonresidents, will pay $165 a year to bring their pets to Boca Raton’s new Bark Beach.

    But Boca Raton officials wondered if they should do something extra for their…

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Coastal Star: Retired exec promotes FAU fundraiser

David High is enjoying his life in ‘retirement,’ including an active lifestyle from his home. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star…

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Briny Breezes: Librarian succession: Exit laughing, enter laughing

 Donna Clarke (left) is taking over the helm of the Briny Breezes library from Lu McInnes. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Ron Hayes



Lu McInnes has closed the book on more than two decades as Briny Breezes’ town librarian.

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‘Snowbirds’ of the shore arrive: Sharks, manatees return to area waters

Sharks fill the water along the shore of Gulf Stream. Photo provided by Florida Atlantic University

By Cheryl Blackerby

    

 Marine animals are coming south to Palm Beach County seeking warmer weather and water — ocean snowbirds, if you will.

    Blacktip and…

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Onward and Upward

PBIA’s Comfort Zone offers spa services including haircuts, manicures, pedicures and massage. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

Terminal upgrades…

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Around Town: Chef gone today, back tomorrow

    That’s what Lindsay Autry promises after her departure from the kitchen at Sundy House. The award-winning chef, who moved to the popular Delray Beach restaurant from The Omphoy, said she is leaving to pursue other projects. No hard feelings about Sundy, Autry says. She planned to stay only six months but liked it so well she stayed 18.…

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Wine and cheese party: Highland Beach Library – Dec. 6

A Friends of the Library benefit aimed at raising money to enclose the building’s waterfront porches edged the project a little closer to its $150,000 cost. When the screened-in terraces are finished, they will be turned into meeting rooms, Friends President Marge Lanthier said. Guests at the event enjoyed drinks, fine cheeses and chocolates and live music, as…

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Funnyman Dennis Regan to make Delray Beach Public Library supporters LOL

Sponsor Mark Petersen of Bank of America with co-chair-women Becky Walsh and Heidi Sargeant. Photo provided

By Amy Woods

    

A class-act comedian with a pedigree that includes the Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as well as Comedy…

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League of Women Voters fundraiser: Taverna Kyma, Boca Raton – Nov. 15

The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County welcomed more than 90 supporters from around the state to a charity event that helped raise money for the education and advocacy on behalf of county voters. ‘In this coming year, (the league) will provide nonpartisan information about the issues and the candidates, and we will continue to…

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Wee Dream Ball: Boca West Country Club, Boca Raton – Dec. 13

Soaring columns of fire and ice crowned by explosions of pastel hydrangeas wowed the crowd at the dream-themed benefit for Florence Fuller Child Development Centers. More than $400,000 was generated — to ensure that disadvantaged children will continue to have access to the centers’ programs and services. ABOVE: Jackie Reeves, Robin Deyo, Jerry and Terry Fedele and Karen…

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YMCA breakfast: Delray Dunes Country Club, Delray Beach – Dec. 6

Volunteers, board members and employees of the YMCA of South Palm Beach County celebrated the success of the 2013 Annual Campaign with an event recognizing the $366,000 raised for the financial-assistance program. Each attendee received a YMCA-branded pedometer, as the campaign’s theme was ‘walk a mile in their shoes.’ ABOVE: Randy…

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Prism Concert: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach – Dec. 17

Best-selling author and Palm Beach resident James Patterson, along with wife Sue, a Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation board member, sponsored a sold-out performance of the school’s annual Prism Concert. For the second consecutive year, the Pattersons bought out the Kravis Center’s 2,100-seat Alexander W.…

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Best Bite on the Avenue: Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar, Delray Beach – Nov. 14

More than 500 hungry friends turned out for a restaurant competition and charity fundraiser featuring drum-line, jazz and patriotic performances. The winning establishment, Tryst Gastropub, received $500 to donate to Project Holiday, an organization that supports local families who have loved ones serving in the military. Nine other charities…

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NSAL season opener: Private home, Highland Beach – Nov. 9

The National Society of Arts and Letters, Florida East Coast Chapter, celebrated the start of the season with the music of Stephen Sondheim at an event themed ‘Broadway Under the Stars.’ More than 70 guests enjoyed an evening of socializing, spirits and stellar entertainment at the home of Robert and Dorinda Spahr. ABOVE: Jon Robertson and…

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Community Foundation luncheon: Boca Raton Resort & Club – Nov. 19

A luncheon and discussion with Brad Hurlburt, the new president  and CEO of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, highlighted an event designed to educate donors and supporters about the ways the nonprofit organization assists causes to build a healthier place to live, work and play. Guests at the luncheon shared…

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Florida Green School Awards: Hyatt Regency, Orlando – Oct. 29

The Florida Department of Education’s Office of Environmental Education, along with the Florida Green School Network’s partners, recognized 15 — out of a pool of more than 100 — honorees for their green initiatives. Among them: Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School’s Live Green Campaign eighth-grader Erin Donahue (with check). Erin, 13, earned the…

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Medical Scholarship Awards Luncheon: Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Boca Raton – Nov. 4

Members of the Boca Raton Woman’s Club were thrilled to be able to share proceeds totaling $28,000 raised at the 2013 Honor Your Doctor event. Colleges receiving funds to assist students studying in the medical field included Florida Atlantic University, Lynn University and Palm Beach State College. ABOVE: Marlaine Smith, Helen Babione, club…

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Sea Coast Toast: Spanish River Library, Boca Raton – Nov. 8

The Friends of Gumbo Limbo raised more than $10,000 during an evening of food, drinks, music and auctions, with all proceeds going to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s educational and conservation programs. The Friends recognized Jim Abernethy, a conservationist whose  educational efforts aim to change public views of the ocean’s largest fish. ABOVE:…

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Holiday mixer: Delray Beach Public Library – Dec. 9

The Delray Beach Public Library thanked its donors and sponsors at a mixer that took place following the lighting ceremony for the 100-foot Christmas tree on Atlantic Avenue. Guests, who had a birds-eye view of the tree lighting and the fireworks from the library’s terrace, were treated to refreshments and holiday cheer that…

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Holiday Trunk Show: The Seagate Hotel & Spa, Delray Beach – Dec. 3-4

The Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club saw more than 250 guests attend the 11th annual fundraiser that featured 30-plus specialty vendors and a variety of gift items. The more than $80,000 raised will help support programming for the 300 local children who use the club.

LEFT: Co-chairwomen Susan Mullin and Kari Shipley and a…

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