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Mary Kate Leming's Blog – June 2016 Archive (12)

Lantana: Why this small, under-the-radar beach town shows big-time appeal in a new survey

Lantana has a public beach, one of the requirements for under-the-radar beach towns in a nationwide survey by realtor.com. Above, the Ellis family of Lake Worth cools off in the water at the beach. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Mary Thurwachter…

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Miniature-golf event: Putt’n Around, Delray Beach – May 14

The Delray Beach Initiative raised more than $13,000 for Family Promise of South Palm Beach County, an organization that supports homeless families. ‘We want to thank all those who came out to support us in our goal to raise money to fight family homelessness in Delray and south Palm Beach County,᾿ said Allison Turner, chairwoman of the Delray…

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Graduation exercises: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton – May 21

Saint John Paul II Academy graduated 125 high-school students as their families and other guests of honor watched. Valedictorian Eric Heinlein will be attending Purdue University, and Salutatorian Amparo Pareja will be attending Columbia University. The class as a whole received $7.6 million in scholarships and will be attending schools all…

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Annual luncheon: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach – April 28

The Kravis Center board of directors, trustees and committee members were honored at an event to celebrate the season’s highlights. Board Chairwoman Jane Mitchell summed it up: ‘In the area of fundraising and development, I am thrilled to report that we have met and exceeded our annual fundraising goal of $5.5 million, two-and-a-half months…

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Women in Leadership Awards: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach – May 5

Executive Women of the Palm Beaches honored four of its own for making a difference in the community. Wendy Sartory-Link received the Private Sector Award, Laurie George received the Non-Profit Sector Award, Verdenia Baker received the Public Sector Award, and Yvonne Boice received the Volunteer Sector Award. More than $75,000 was raised.…

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Check presentation: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton – May 16

The university’s music department, which is housed in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, received a $50,000 donation from the Georgina Dieter Dennis Foundation to continue funding the Georgina Dieter Dennis Vocal Scholarship. It marks the fourth year the college has received the funding. ABOVE: (l-r) Patricia Fleitas, director…

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Installation of officers: Boynton Woman’s Club, Boynton Beach – May 5

Club members welcomed a new executive board during a ceremony in their historic landmark building. The seven-member slate of officers, five of whom were re-elected for a second term, was approved unanimously. The board consists of Michele Walter, president; Mary Fallon, first vice president; Rosemarie Patrone, second vice president; JoAnne…

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Around Town: Remembering Ali’s love for AIDS baby

Muhammad Ali jokingly held up a fist while holding the little Joe Lewis in 1991. Photo by Thom Smith

By Thom Smith

We all have our moments. Those fleeting ticks of time that stay with us to the grave, through good days and bad, despite the noisy kids in the cramped…

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The Plate: A lunch fit for the sandwich generation

The Plate: BLT Nanterre

The Place: Bond & Smolders, 1622 S. Federal Highway (at Woolbright Road), Boynton Beach; 425-3551.

The Price: $6.50

The Skinny: A sandwich is a sandwich — at least until you have one from Bond & Smolders.

The BLT Nanterre offered plenty of bacon, lettuce…

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Books: Railroad history tracks a lot of Florida’s development

By Steve Pike



 There is no better way to see where we are going than to know where we’ve been. In her new book, All Aboard! A History of Florida’s Railroads, author Stephanie Murphy-Lupo superbly details not only the history of Florida’s railroads, but also Florida history before men such as Henry Flagler and Henry Plant built their…

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Boca Raton: Court upends approval of controversial Chabad in east Boca

By Steve Plunkett

City officials erred in giving the Chabad of East Boca Raton permission to build a new synagogue and museum on Palmetto Park Road east of the Intracoastal Waterway, a three-judge panel of the county’s Circuit Court ruled.

City Council members should have disallowed the My Israel Center museum outright or followed a city code requirement for 239 parking spaces for the facility, the judges said.

“The City may not pick and choose which…

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More Summer Camps

Note: Events are current as of 5/27. Please check with organizers for any changes.



June 4-July 2

6/6-10 - Fun 5 Camp at Boynton Beach Art Center, 125 SE 2nd Ave. Field trips, arts & crafts, games, more. Ages 5-12. 7:30 am-5:30 pm. $140/resident; $140/non-resident. 742-6221; boynton-beach.org

6/6-10 - Gymnastics/Jazzerkamp at Ezell Hester Community Center, 1901 N Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach. Ages 5-16. 9…

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