By Tim O’Meilia
The towns of South Palm Beach and Highland Beach have more registered voters than they have actual flesh-and-blood residents. You can look it up.
The seaside enclave of Briny Breezes suddenly has 800 not-so-mobile homes, the U.S. Census says. But everyone in town knows that a walk-around count reveals only 487 homes.
The figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau in March have some coastal towns in a tizzy over the numbers that will be used to redraw state… Continue
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The Bank of Boynton building, on the south side of Ocean Avenue. Photos courtesy of the Boynton Beach City Library Archives
1915 — Bank of Boynton opens on the south side of Ocean Avenue between the FEC railroad tracks and Federal Highway. The first… Continue
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The new owners of Sunshine Square, the busy, Publix-anchored shopping center at the southwest corner of Woolbright Road and Federal Highway, have begun work to renovate the aging plaza.
Plans include demolishing part of the retail space and the existing small Publix to make way for a new, 54,817-square-foot Publix.
Columbia, S.C.,-based Edens & Avant, which bought the shopping center in a short sale for $26 million last July, got approval from…
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Timeline | Changes ahead for Sunshine Square
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After housing five different…
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Art-Sea Living Gallery & Studio: 1628 S. Federal Hwy.,…
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By Steve Plunkett
Coastal voters flocked to the polls for March’s municipal elections in far greater percentages than their mainland brethren.
Countywide turnout was a meager 12.3 percent, meaning roughly 1 of every 8 registered voters went to their precinct.
Manalapan, on the other hand, led other Palm Beach County municipalities with an impressive 61.7 percent turnout for two commissioner… Continue
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Zoanne Hennigan (left)
Ed Brookes (right)
were the top two vote earners for two commission seats up for election in Ocean Ridge. Hennigan earned 39.7 percent of the vote, Ed Brookes earned 35 percent. Incumbent Betty Bingham,… Continue
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By Steve Pike
You might say that A.C. Brooks has seen it all in his 20 years at the area’s watering holes, restaurants, fishing boats and boat docks. And what Brooks, a Lantana resident, hasn’t seen he’s made up in his first book, Foul Hooked.
Subtitled A Shagball and Tangles Adventure, the 463-page paperback tells the tale of a struggling TV fishing-show host,… Continue
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Cocktails at The Colony Cabana Club will be held from 6-8 pm April 7 as a celebration of Old Delray benefiting the Delray Beach Historical Society. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with live music on the beach. The Colony Cabana Club is at 1801 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. $45. RSVP: 274-9578 or www.db-hs.org. Pictured above (l-r): Jane… Continue
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With Easter right around the corner and grandkids en route, we’re always looking for entertaining activities beyond the beach. We are ardent seashore fans, but you can only hang out there so long without becoming restless and sunburned. Even if you aren’t expecting visitors soon, there are some fun things you may want to do before you head north yourself. Continue
Here are 10 suggestions.
— Mary Thurwachter…
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Highland Beach Town Clerk Beverly Brown swears Mayor Bernard Featherman into office.Photo by Tim Stepien
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Our Savior Lutheran Easter Sunrise Service
is held at 6:30 am at R.G. Kruesler Park at the Lake Worth Beach, 10 S. Ocean Blvd., Lake Worth. All are welcome. Following service, public is invited to the traditional Easter Breakfast at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1615 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. 8 am. Free will offering. 582-4430.Boynton Beach Easter Sunrise Community Worship Service
is presented by the Boynton Beach Ministerial Association at Oceanfront… Continue
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Dr. Christos Papatheodorou chats with audience members after his lecture on ‘The Evolving Health Delivery Systems — Total Quality Management and Information Technologies, the Critical Elements’ held March 3 at the Manalapan Library. Photo by Jerry… Continue
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The Ocean Ridge Garden Club Rummage Sale held March 12 at Town Hall brought in $1,227 profit for the club. Taking a late-in-the-day break are Garden Club members (l-r): Kim Hanson, Dottie Morrison, Ann Cody, Lynn Allison, Zoanne Hennigan, Julie Walker, Stephanie Kahlert and Stella Kolb. Photo by Mary Kate…
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By Linda Haase
It’s been said that the past holds the key to the future. If that’s true, Boynton Beach is propelling itself forward — while safeguarding its past.
Historic preservation efforts have taken center stage since the City Commission unanimously passed a historic preservation ordinance in January. “This ordinance is the city’s statement that it will protect and preserve part of our history which is slowly being lost and hopefully not being forgotten,” said City… Continue
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By Ron Hayes
For four and a half hours on Saturday, March 26, about 40 men and women who could have been enjoying the breezy spring weekend gathered at the Boynton Beach library to give their city a brighter future in sync with its past.
On paper, they were “The Boynton Beach Historic High School Redevelopment Project Public Planning Workshop & Design Charette.”
In fact, they were democracy in action.
Youngish, older and in-between, they would conjure ways to make a… Continue
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By Emily J. Minor
DELRAY BEACH — Elizabeth Lacewell Armstrong, a native Texan who loved to golf, loved to read, and could trace her heritage back to the Alamo, died March 10.
She was 86.
A self-proclaimed Southern girl who attended Louisiana State University, Mrs. Armstrong moved to Evansville, Ind., where she kept her home for 38 years. After raising three… Continue
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It’s not every day you meet someone who competed against tennis ace Arthur Ashe, owned a corporate monopoly and custom-ordered a painting from Salvador Dali. Continue
Today is the day.
Meet 77-year-old Don Thompson — athlete, entrepreneur, musician — whose success in business has enabled him to share his love for the arts. Thompson, of coastal Delray Beach, is known locally as…
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By Emily J. Minor
PALM BEACH — Walter Richard Donahue, who moved to Florida in 1982 after a prosperous business career with several major U.S. corporations, died Feb. 24, nine weeks shy of his 91st birthday.
His second wife, Mary Sloneker Donahue, said he was one of the most wonderful men she’d ever met.
“He loved his family and he loved the Catholic Church,”… Continue
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DELRAY BEACH — Florence Murray, a Romanian-born lifelong artist who spent her older years passing her love for painting on to her grandchildren, died Feb. 24. The family asked that her age be kept private.
Mrs. Murray’s husband, A. Harold Murray, preceded her in death.
Raised by immigrant parents in New York, Mrs. Murray moved to Wyckoff, N.J., where she and her husband started their family, eventually moving to Miami and then north, to coastal Delray Beach.
In Florida, Mrs. Murray… Continue
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