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Mary Kate Leming's Blog – June 2015 Archive (32)

Film screening: The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach – April 24

Lois Pope, the driving force behind the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, D.C., served as host for the premiere of Debt of Honor, a documentary that Pope produced in collaboration with documentarian Ric Burns chronicling the history of disabled veterans in America. It will air at 9 p.m. Nov. 10 on PBS. Guests numbering more than 150 enjoyed…

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Dedication event: Bethesda Hospital East, Boynton Beach – April 23

Bethesda Hospital Foundation’s annual Women of Grace luncheon last November successfully raised more than $450,000 in support of the Center for Women and Children. A promise was made to purchase enough infant warmers for each delivery room — and that promise was fulfilled when 10 of them were unveiled at the recent dedication event. ABOVE:…

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Kentucky Derby shindig: Private home, Gulf Stream - May 2

The Rod & Gun Club of Florida had a festive affair at the Gulf Stream home of Bob and Jane Souaid. Members and guests sported large-brimmed hats and colorful attire to watch the 141st Run for the Roses. A gorgeous sunset provided the perfect backdrop for the fireside champagne and buffet dinner, and folks cheered American Pharoah to his…

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Spring Benefit: Private home, Palm Beach – April 12

The Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden saw more than 200 supporters attend a poolside event on the Intracoastal Waterway co-chaired by Jean Matthews and Polly Reed. More than $166,000 was raised for the installation of the Windows on the Floating World exhibit. ‘This was a wonderful event at a beautiful home,’ Executive Director Allen Sistrunk…

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Annual installation: Boca Raton Museum of Art – April 27

Against the vibrant backdrop of amazing works of art, nearly 100 women came together for the yearly tradition of the Women’s Philanthropy Board of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. They remembered the 2014-15 season and looked ahead to the 2015-16 season. ABOVE: (l-r) Rani Garfinkle and Beth Mishkin, with incoming secretary…

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Commencement ceremonies: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton – April 24

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine celebrated a long-anticipated event with much fanfare as its inaugural class became the nation’s newest physicians. During the medical school’s first-ever commencement, faculty, family, friends and dignitaries witnessed 53 students become doctors. ABOVE: Richard L. ‘Dick’ Schmidt, an FAU alumnus and benefactor, receives the…

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Golf Challenge, Auction and ‘Concert for the Children’: Boca West Country Club, Boca Raton – March 30-31

Boca West Community Charitable Foundation’s annual event, which this year starred Jay Leno, raised $1.3 million for local children’s charities. The two-day affair attracted a record 500 golfers and 800 auction attendees. Nearly 1,500 attended the concert. ABOVE: (l-r) Shana Saffer and Anna Palermo, with Neil Saffer and Patrick Mullen.…

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Annual meeting: Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum – April 23

Members elected a new board, honored volunteers and heard a talk on the 25-year history of Gumbo Limbo Nature Center after President Joyce DeVita called the meeting to order and recapped the achievements and goals of the society during the past year. ABOVE: Executive Director Mary Csar (left) and DeVita (right) present Kathy Qualman with a special award…

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Real Men Bake: Sundy House, Delray Beach – April 20

An estimated 300 guests gathered to help the Woman’s Club of Delray Beach raise more than $7,000 for six local charities, a youth-leadership program and scholarships. The event featured a selection of both savory and sweet treats offered up by more than 30 male bakers, including city officials, community leaders and law-enforcement officers.…

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The Plate: A Key lime confection in a cone

The Plate: Key Lime Cone

The Place: Park Avenue BBQ & Grille, 1198 N. Dixie Highway, Boca Raton; 416-7427 or pabbqgrille.com

The Price: $4.50

The Skinny: We all love Key lime pie, right? After all, eating the tart, creamy confection is one of the perks of living in…

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Around Town: Change in state bottling laws will benefit local brewers

Copperpoint Brewing Company is one of many local brewers that will benefit from the change in state regulations allowing for the sales of  ‘growlers.’ Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Thom Smith

So much for…

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Delray Beach: City proceeds on Artists Alley purchase

By Jane Smith



Delray Beach could soon own the Artists Alley warehouses after its Community Redevelopment Agency board agreed in late May to send a letter of intent to purchase the property.

The four warehouses occupy 32,636 square feet of space in Pineapple Grove, creating an arts enclave and a popular destination.

“Our financial situation is up in the air,” said board member Paul Zacks. “I’d rather solve blight than create funkiness.” He was objecting to…

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