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Mary Kate Leming's Blog – April 2019 Archive (77)

Boca Raton: Environmental board will review second beachfront proposal

By Steve Plunkett

Hot on the heels of its January recommendation not to grant permission to build a duplex on the beach, the city’s Environmental Advisory Board this month will consider an application to build an equally controversial mini-mansion two lots south.…

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Boca Raton: New hotel proposed in Royal Palm Place

Company discards plan to build two mixed-use projects in downtown plaza…

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Boca Raton: Artists chosen, dates set for tunnel mural work

By Steve Plunkett

Four artists who decorated walls at Red Reef Park last fall have won return engagements to create more murals on the entrances to Spanish River Park’s tunnels under State Road A1A.

They will be joined by two artists, both from Boca Raton, who were unneeded alternates for the Red Reef project — Agata Ren and Gregory Dirr.…

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Boca Raton: New Crocker suit alleges Sunshine Law violation

By Mary Hladky

A third lawsuit filed by developer and landowner Crocker Partners claims the city made misleading statements in public documents and violated the state’s Sunshine Law to prevent residential development in Midtown.

Emails and documents Crocker Partners obtained during the discovery process for two previous lawsuits it filed against the city show that city officials, including two or more unidentified…

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Highland Beach: Residents get more time to speak their minds

By Rich Pollack

Five-minute public comment is back in Highland Beach.

Since the summer, residents coming to the podium to express concerns and opinions at the beginning of Highland Beach Town Commission meetings and then again toward the end of the meeting have been limited to speaking in three-minute segments.

That’s because commissioners in July rolled back public comment in response to some…

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Boca Raton: Beach and Park panel hedges on rumored hotel towers

By Steve Plunkett

An online blog report of a proposal to build a Ritz-Carlton hotel on the Ocean Strand park property caused ripples of concern among neighbors of the undeveloped barrier-island parcel.

Joe Pedalino, a vocal activist against a 2009 idea to build a members-only beach club at Ocean Strand, returned to the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District’s meeting room March 18 seeking assurances that the…

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High Drama: Arts society contest sets stage for young thespians to shine

Darius J. Manuel (right) reacts as he is awarded top prize in the National Society of Arts and Letters' regional drama contest at the Crest Theatre. He earned a spot in the national competition. With him are Joshua Hernandez, who placed third, and Aletta Kemp. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star…

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Pay it Forward: Impact 100 to choose $100,000 grant recipients on April 17

Impact 100 Palm Beach County board members (seated, l-r) Renee Feder, Cindy Krebsbach, Kirsten Stanley, Kathy Adkins, Lisa Mulhall, Marilyn Swillinger, (standing) Allison Davis, Peggy Jones, Mary Donnell, Laura Bull, Sue Diener, Sarah Crane, Suzy Lanigan, Holly Schuttler, Ellen Elam, Kim Beaumont, Karen Sweetapple,…

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Wedding Announcement

Brian David Klein and Alexandria Rae Feinstein were married March 23 by Rabbi David Steinhardt at the Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa in Manalapan.

Brian, 33, is a director at Rialto Capital Advisors in Miami. He graduated from the University of Michigan and…

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Philanthropy Notes: SouthTech Academy programs to benefit from Kimmel Family Fund donation

A $150,000 gift to the SouthTech Academy in Boynton Beach from the Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Family Fund of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties will benefit three school programs — the culinary arts, the Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Family STEM Lab and the Boynton Beach Short Film Festival. “We believe in supporting effective programs and organizations that change young lives for the better,” Harvey Kimmel said.…

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Habitat for Humanity launch reception: Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club, Boca Raton — March 5

The unstoppable power of women permeated throughout the kickoff for Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County’s 2019 build event. The volunteers in attendance had a chance to hear an emotional story from the future homeowners — a housekeeping mother and an oncology nurse daughter.…

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The Unicorn Ball: Get Down with Motown: Polo Club, Boca Raton — Feb. 16

The Unicorn Children’s Foundation, along with Co-Chairs Julissa Caballero and Phillip DiPonio, reported a successful evening of fundraising that will help create cradle-to-career pathways for those with autism, attention-deficit disorder and other special needs. Haley Moss, a South Florida woman who was admitted to…

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Delray Beach Home Tour: Seagate Neighborhood, Delray Beach — March 7

The Achievement Centers for Children & Families Foundation’s 18th annual fundraiser brought in a record $145,000 for the nonprofit, which provides early education and child care to low-income families in Delray Beach. More than 650 guests walked through eight homes with Intracoastal Waterway views and eclectic…

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Heart & Soul Gala: The Breakers, Palm Beach — March 14

The Actors Fund, a national human-services organization aimed at professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industries, saw nearly 200 supporters at its 10th annual event, where more than $215,000 was raised to benefit Career Transition for Dancers. Award-winning actress/singer/dancer Bebe Neuwirth served…

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Loop for Literacy: Bryant Park, Lake Worth Beach — Feb. 16

Three hundred supporters biked, ran and walked to raise more than $75,000 for the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. Cyclists rode along Flagler Drive to Manatee Lagoon and circled back to complete a 24-mile ride. Runners and walkers took part in a 5K course through Intracoastal Waterway neighborhoods.…

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Eat, Drink and Be Giving Gala: Delray Beach Marriott — Feb. 22

Child Rescue Coalition’s fourth annual fundraiser kicked off with cocktails and a silent auction, then segued into dinner. The nonprofit announced that 11,000 arrests of child predators and the rescues of 2,500 abused children have been made in the last five years using Child Protection System technology. Keynote…

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Philanthropy Tank Live Pitch Event: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach — March 10

A total of $101,000 was awarded to seven teenager-run charities during a ‘Shark Tank’-esque event that matches philanthropic investors with young change-makers. The audience of 500 gathered to watch the fourth annual installment of mini-presentations in front of a panel of judges. ABOVE: (l-r)…

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Dreamcatcher Palm Beach Dinner: Sailfish Club of Florida, Palm Beach — Jan. 17

The annual Hanley Foundation event called attention to the nonprofit’s mission of combating addiction by preventing childhood experimentation with alcohol and drugs. The Dreamcatcher theme represents protecting the dreams of children by educating parents and restoring the dreams of adults suffering from addictions.…

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Dreyfoos Takes Center Stage: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach — Jan. 25

Students from every discipline at Dreyfoos School of the Arts showcased their work during the benefit for the institution’s foundation. Hundreds of guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and a reception prior to the main event — nonstop high-energy performances by more than 100 dance, music, theater and visual artists, as…

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Hab-a-Hearts Luncheon: The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach — Feb. 1

The 28th annual event was sold out and raised nearly $150,000 for programs at the Palm Beach Habilitation Center, which serves adults with disabilities. More than 370  guests attended the ‘Jazz up Your Giving’-themed event, featuring the Palm Beach Atlantic University jazz…

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