Mary Kate Leming's Blog – February 2018 Archive (42)

Highland Beach: Spring Fling offers both fun and function

By Rich Pollack

Have some documents you need shredded? 

Want to sample food or get a deal on a used library book?

Or maybe you’d like to bring your kids to a scavenger hunt or get your pet registered in case he or she gets lost?

If you’re a Highland Beach resident, you can get all of those things accomplished at the town’s annual Spring Fling, set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24 at Town Hall. 

“The Spring Fling is a free, fun-filled event…

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Boca Raton: After tours for guests, new customs facility will complete move-in

The welcome sign covers an entire wall at the new Customs building.  Rich Pollack/The Coastal Star

By Rich Pollack

After years of planning and months of construction, a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection building at Boca Raton Airport is now complete, with…

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Boca Raton: Camino Real Bridge to close for year of renovation

By Steve Plunkett

The city’s historic Camino Real Bridge will close for a year to motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians while the 79-year-old structure undergoes long-needed repairs.

The connection between the barrier island and the mainland is set to close April 12. Detour signs will direct vehicular and foot traffic to the Palmetto Park Road bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway.

Broward County-based Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. submitted the…

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Business Spotlight: Ocean-friendly surfwear shop dives into South County market

Greenlines, new to Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, specializes in board shorts made with organic and recycled fabrics. The company gives part of its profits to nonprofits such as the Surfrider Foundation and Clean Ocean Action. Photo provided

By Christine…

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Boca Raton: Nine-story condo project gets CRA approval

By Mary Hladky

A 48-unit luxury condominium, one in a long line of downtown projects awaiting city approval, has gotten the go-ahead for construction. The project, 475 Royal Palm, won unanimous approval Feb. 26 from Boca Raton City Council members sitting as Community Redevelopment Agency commissioners.

In January, the city’s Community Appearance Board unanimously recommended approval, and the Planning and Zoning Board agreed with a 6-1 vote.

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Avian tally: Annual count shows stability even with habitats changing

A Forster's tern takes a bath in the surf. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Rich Pollack

It was literally a day for the birds.

The morning was cold, windy and blanketed in fog, challenging teams of bird-watchers engaged in the National Audubon Society’s…

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Pay it Forward: Gumbo Limbo’s Sea Coast Toast to salute ‘sliver of the past’

(l-r) Kimberly Agnello, of JM Family Enterprises; Mark Warren, of the Warren Family Foundation; Gordon Gilbert, founder of Gumbo Limbo Nature Center; and Lisa Davis, of JM Family Enterprises. Photo provided

By Amy Woods

Friends of Gumbo Limbo, the volunteer support organization for Gumbo…

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Philanthropy Notes: Gift doubles scholarship for FAU commercial-music program

Florida Atlantic University benefactor Fara Love has made another gift to the school’s commercial music program, which doubles the Jerry and Devon Love Endowed Commercial Music Scholarship. The scholarship, which supports three students annually, was created in memory of Fara Love’s husband, Jerry, and their daughter Devon.

“Jerry, a music-industry veteran, was instrumental in the creation of Hoot/Wisdom Recordings, FAU’s record label,” said Michael Zager, founder and director of the…

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CEO Build: Boynton Beach — Jan. 19

Climbing the success ladder of a different kind, a long and impressive roster of CEOs and executives participated in the inaugural CEO Build by Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County and had the privilege of dedicating a home. A team of 70 volunteers helped construct, by raising $175,000 and putting in valuable hours, a residence for…

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Italian Night Dinner Dance: St. Lucy Catholic Church, Highland Beach — Feb. 10

A sold-out crowd of 200 celebrated in the church hall with a four-course meal followed by dessert. Gino DeMarco and Josephine Dolce then provided beautiful harmonies of Italian favorites. The seaside parish under the direction of the Rev. D. Brian Horgan is celebrating its 50th year. LEFT: (l-r) Chairs Dominick and Ann Conte and Emilio…

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Scholarship drive: UNICO Highland Beach — Feb. 1

UNICO Highland Beach offers scholarships to 12th-graders graduating from Palm Beach County high schools. A chapter member who has chosen to remain anonymous has pledged up to $5,000 if other members match the amount. ‘We are off to a great start,’ said Gail Guy, scholarship chairwoman ABOVE: Guy (right) receives a $1,000 check from…

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VIP Preview: Mounts Botanical Garden, West Palm Beach — Dec. 1

More than 100 supporters, along with local dignitaries, were invited to ‘Washed Ashore: Art To Save the Sea,’ which runs through June 3 at the public garden. The exhibit showcases giant sea-life sculptures made from marine debris and graphically illustrates the plastic pollution in the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. ‘The primary role of…

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Voice Awards Luncheon: Broken Sound Club, Boca Raton — Jan. 23

Boca Raton’s Promise presented its fifth annual event to honor community leaders' understanding and action in breaking the silence of mental health. Awards were presented in categories ranging from youth counseling to film production and social media. ‘The ripple effect of these dedicated, passionate and compassionate honorees reaches wide and…

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Laugh With the Library: Delray Beach Marriott — Feb. 2

Good humor was in abundance during the Delray Beach Public Library’s 12th installment of the fundraiser that has become a fan favorite for its creative, casual, fun-filled night of comedy, cocktails and dinner-by-the-bite. Headliners were Don Gavin, known as the ‘Godfather of Boston Comedy,’ and Kevin Flynn, a well-known stand-up comedian and…

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Boca Raton Regional Hospital Ball: Boca Raton Resort and Club — Feb. 3

Music legends The Temptations provided special entertainment at the 56th annual black-tie gala, which  raised more than $1.6 million to enhance patient-care initiatives. A sold-out crowd of more than 1,200 paid tribute to Honorary Chairs Stanley and Marilyn Barry, Christine Lynn and Richard and Barbara Schmidt. The masquerade-themed décor featured elegant Venetian-style masks, rich jewel-toned linens, candle-lit centerpieces and dramatic drapery.…

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Annual Pool Party: Turtle Beach, Ocean Ridge — Feb. 18

Guests at the condo's 2018 splash-filled affair enjoyed a beautiful afternoon and a visit from former residents Howard and Beverlee Schnellenberger. 

ABOVE: (l-r) Gillian McMullin, Mark Brody, Peter McMullin and Beverlee Schnellenberger. BELOW: Legendary…

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Loop for Literacy: John Prince Park, Lake Worth — Feb. 3

About 300 people turned out to bike, run and walk in support of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. Participants had the option of biking 20 or 42 miles, running or walking a 5K, or doing a 1-mile family walk or ride. The event is expected to raise $70,000. ABOVE: (l-r) Event leaders Margaret Blume, Steve Carr, Kristin Calder,…

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Around Town: Spring sprouts the best of foodie fests in Boca, Delray

A table of diners toasts to a beautiful evening along Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach during last year's Savor the Avenue. The event is March 26 this year. Photo provided

By Jan Norris

The biggest food and wine event for Boca Raton is gearing up for its 16th year. 

Boca…

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New Year's Traditions: Around the globe, spring marks time of new beginnings

Palm Beach County's Hindus celebrate Holi, the arrival of spring, by throwing colored powder at one another and squirting colored water.  Photo provided

This is one of an occasional series on how various cultures celebrate the new year.

By Janis…

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The Plate: Flatbread inspired by a pasta dish



The Plate:
A Puttanesca Flatbread

The Place: Temple Orange, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; 540-4923 or www.templeorangerestaurant.com.

The Price: $19

The Skinny: Many of us…

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