Mary Kate Leming's Blog – June 2011 Archive (64)

Boynton Beach City Manager Bressner departing June 15

Throughout a May 17 Boynton Beach City Commission meeting, residents took the opportunity to react to City Manager Kurt Bressner’s announcement earlier in the day that he would resign.

They praised the long-time city manager and thanked him for his years of service.

    “I take my hat off to Kurt Bressner, who has given us like 11 years of service  — the longest of any… Continue

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Fix-up day: City Hall, Boynton Beach

Mayor Jose Rodriguez volunteered his time on May 21 along with more than 25 volunteers to paint the exterior of Boynton’s City Hall. Considering the current fiscal budget for the community he asked for volunteers to help hold down costs.  Photo by Lauren Loricchio…

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Obituary — Weldon O. Yeager: Ocean Ridge/Palm Beach

By Ron Hayes



PALM BEACH — Weldon Yeager was in Michigan on business when a passing stranger gave him a seat on the Ocean Ridge Town Commission.

In the February 1990 election, both Mr. Yeager and Vera Klein, an 18-year veteran, garnered exactly 269 votes each.

To break the tie, a Boynton Beach city employee named Ken Hall, who happened to be in Town Hall at the… Continue

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Obituary — Sara Shallenberger Brown: Gulf Stream

By Emily J. Minor



GULF STREAM — Sara Shallenberger Brown, the widow of the former chairman of the board for the company that makes Jack Daniel’s, Southern Comfort and Old Forester, died at her Kentucky home in April. She had just turned 100 years old.

Mrs. Brown was a vibrant and eclectic philanthropist who loved her family, a good horse race, and giving time,… Continue

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