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Mary Kate Leming's Blog – May 2018 Archive (49)

Heart of a Woman luncheon: Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club, Boca Raton — Feb. 28

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse celebrated its 11th-annual afternoon affair, which raised money for the organization’s lifesaving services for domestic-violence victims and their children.

ABOVE: (l-r) Kathy Adkins, Amy Kazma, Dr. Anthony Dardano, committee member Dorothy…

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Leo Geller Golf Tournament: Boca Rio Golf Club, Boca Raton — March 26

The Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter had its 20th event on the greens to raise funds for ongoing programs that help those in the local community living with the disease. Fifteen foursomes began with lunch before hitting the links in a shotgun start. The day ended with a cocktail reception and dinner. …

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Pay it Forward: Delray librarian to deliver books to children in Kenya

Children in Kenya will have new books to read, courtesy of a Project Humanity effort. A Delray Beach librarian is one of the volunteers who will deliver the books. Photo provided

By Lucy Lazarony

This summer, Delray Beach librarian Isabella Rowan will help deliver 60,000 donated library…

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Philanthropy Notes: 10 nonprofit groups benefit from Impact 100 grants

Impact 100 Palm Beach County’s 547 members donated $547,000 to 10 South County charities during the Grand Awards Celebration that wrapped up the 2017-18 season.

Since the first Grand Awards Celebration in 2011, members have given $2,765,000 to effect positive change in the community.

The winners are: Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia’s Building a String Orchestra and Self-Esteem, in the arts and culture category; Lake Worth West Resident Planning Group’s Steps to Success…

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Around Town: Max’s Grille, a Mizner Park original, to get fresher design

By Thom Smith

In 1974, with much fanfare, the Boca Raton Mall opened on Federal Highway. With two big-box department stores as bookends, the middle consisted of chain stores, a multiplex cinema and a few restaurants. 

The euphoria was brief, as Town Center opened in 1980. 

Even as the mall’s last store closed in 1989, Boca developer Tom Crocker was already hatching plans to replace it.

Among those Crocker approached was restaurateur…

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Anniversary party: Death or Glory, Delray Beach — April 18

Death or Glory celebrated its first anniversary with a cake made to look like Delray Beach’s historic Falcon House, where the restaurant and bar is located. ABOVE: (l-r) Death or Glory owners April DeVona and Isaac Grillo with Ayme Harrison and Annie Blake. Photo…

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Dining: A starter that’s just ducky

The Plate: Empanadas

The Place: 50 Ocean, 50 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach; 278-3364 or www.50ocean.com.

The Price: $12

The…

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Dining: 32 East’s Johnson bids adieu to Atlantic Avenue scene

Butch Johnson pauses outside his Delray Beach restaurant, 32 East, as he nears the end of a 22-year run on Atlantic Avenue. The buyers will make the site a Louie Bossi’s. Thom Smith/The Coastal Star

By Thom Smith

Sometime after Mother’s Day — 22 years after helping to launch the revolution…

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Books: Alzheimer’s-afflicted spy still has a few tricks up his sleeve

Memory Road By Dick Schmidt. Landslide Publishing, 294 pp., $15.95

By Steve Pike

A lot of movies and TV shows are inspired by books. But for his second book, Boca Raton author Richard Schmidt has flipped the script, so to speak. Schmidt’s hero in Memory Road, Stewart Masterson, was inspired by the Saul Berenson character in the popular TV series Homeland.

In the show,…

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