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Highland Beach: Memorial set for Highland Beach commissioner

 By Rich Pollack

A memorial service will be held Feb. 26 for Highland Beach Town Commissioner Lou Stern, who died Feb. 8 following a short battle with kidney disease.  He was 82.

The service will be held at Gutterman-Warheit Memorial Chapel, 240 North Federal Highway in Boca Raton beginning at 3 p.m.

A resident of Highland Beach since 1997 after moving from the Philadelphia area, Mr. Stern was active in the community, serving as the chair of the town’s…


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Ocean Ridge: Town postpones hearing on fired lieutenant

By Dan Moffett


 Ocean Ridge commissioners decided to postpone an appeal hearing for fired police Lt. Steve Wohlfiel after his attorney filed suit, charging the town had violated his rights and denied him due process.

 In a declaratory judgment complaint to Palm Beach County Circuit Court, attorney Ralph King says that the town is not following the employee rules in its charter by denying Wohlfiel a…


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Boca Raton: Candidates for council, mayor to appear at forum Feb. 6

By Steve Plunkett

The Federation of Boca Raton Homeowner Associations is inviting voters to a forum of candidates for mayor and City Council Feb. 6.

The federation meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with council candidates taking questions at 7 p.m. and the candidates for mayor speaking at 8:15 p.m.. The forum will take place at the city’s municipal building at 6500 Congress Ave.

The League of Women Voters will also be on hand to register voters.



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ALONG THE ROW: West Palm Beach’s Antique Row is a collection of shops and galleries unique in the county

Antique Row on South Dixie Highway includes the Cholo Soy Andean-American eatery and James & Jeffrey Antiques, which offers Continental designs.

Story by Mary Thurwachter

Photos by Ruth Cincotta

Considered one of the East Coast’s premier antique shopping…


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Pay it Forward: Cowboy Ball adopts rodeo theme, moves to Mizner Park

Committee members and sponsors of the George Snow Scholarship Fund Cowboy Ball include (l-r, in front) Logan Rae, Kimmie Hruda, Katherine Regna, Richard Murdoch, Elizabeth Murdoch Titcomb, Jackie Reeves, Brenda Husinka,…


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Philanthropy Notes: Pashmina sales helping local nonprofits

At Evelyn & Arthur, when you buy a pashmina, you support a cancer patient, a child managing autism or a woman overcoming heart disease. In the past, the boutiques gave pashminas to nonprofits as gifts; but now, for more efficiency, they sell them, donating the price of the proceeds back to a charitable organization.

    When an organization wants to…


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All Branches Formal Military Ball & Gala: Ibis, West Palm Beach – Nov. 5

Wounded Warriors of South Florida and the Military Officers Association of America celebrated their fifth-annual Red Carpet Bash, which included the unveiling of the Wounded Warriors of South Florida’s new logo and name: Wounded Veterans Relief Fund. More than 315 attended the event, and enjoyed a cocktail reception, an auction and live…


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‘Lady in Red’ Gala: The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach – Dec. 3

A 2½-year-old golden retriever/poodle mix stole the show at the 23rd annual fundraiser. Chairwoman Lois Pope introduced the raven-haired dog, named Patton, to a crowd of more than 600. Patton is the offspring of a long line of U.S. military war dogs. He wasn’t the only highlight of the evening, as the Palm Beach Symphony entertained guests at…


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Impact 100 - ‘Bubbles & Bites’: Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Manalapan – Jan. 10

Members and friends of Impact 100 Palm Beach County enjoyed a pampered party in the garden setting of the resort’s lavish spa. Everyone was treated to champagne and hors d’oeuvres, received mini-treatments and left with a goody bag. ‘With an open courtyard, lush landscaping and a spectacular full moon overhead, it was an amazing setting for…


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King David Society Welcome Back Reception: Jewish Federation, Boca Raton – Nov. 6

Sixty donors of the federation reunited for the new season. They heard about the importance of their work and the exciting year ahead. Also discussed was ‘SHOAH: How Was it Humanly Possible – Telling the Story of the Holocaust, 1933-1945,’ a new multimedia traveling exhibit from Yad Vashem. ABOVE: (l-r) Jeff Rosenberg, Beth…


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Dreyfoos Prism Concert: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach – Nov. 30

Jim and Sue Patterson were honored by the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation for their ongoing support of the institution’s signature holiday event, The Prism Concert. For five consecutive years, the Pattersons have underwritten the expense of presenting the concert, which gives music students the opportunity to perform on a world-class…


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Celebrity Celebration: Gallery 22, Boca Raton – Dec. 4

It was party time for members of the Soroptimist International of Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach chapter and their friends and benefactors during a celebration organized by new recruit Sue Heller, whose husband is artist Yaacov Heller. Yaacov Heller’s gallery was filled with larger-than-life canvases and sculptures of iconic entertainment…


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Wonderland Ball: Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Manalapan – Dec. 10

Alice and her fanciful friends joined the tea party to benefit Nat King Cole Generation Hope. Guests immersed themselves in the magical mayhem, sipping cocktails and savoring hors d’oeuvres while being amazed by fire dancers, stilt walkers and a one-of-a-kind balloon artist. ‘It makes the holiday a little sweeter knowing that we helped the organization’s mission of…


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Opera @ The Waterfront: Meyer Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach – Dec. 10

More than 100 supporters of the Palm Beach Opera packed a VIP tent prior to the highly anticipated free concert and were greeted with champagne and sparkling water, then escorted to their seats for the show. Immediately following, they enjoyed a meet-and-greet with the artists and ate passed hors d’oeuvres. In all, a total of 1,000 guests came…


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Around Town: McDonald’s movie has quiet link to Palm Beach

June Martino was Ray Kroc’s secretary and indispensable right hand at McDonald’s. Photo Provided

By Thom Smith

    The Founder, one of the year’s hottest movies, chronicles the exploits of Ray Kroc from hapless seller of milkshake makers to…


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The Plate: They’re not just blowing Smoke at barbecue

The plate: Chicken and rib combo

The place: Smoke, 8 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 330-4236 or

The price: $22.99

The skinny: The chicken on this combo platter was among the best I’ve tasted anywhere. Tender, juicy barbecued chicken that…


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