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Mary Kate Leming's Blog – June 2017 Archive (9)

Delray Beach: Historic Preservation Board says ‘No’ to Midtown project

By Jane Smith

The city’s Historic Preservation Board in late June turned down Midtown Delray Beach, a mixed-use project proposed by Hudson Holdings, in two 6-0 votes.

The board met for nearly eight hours over two days.

Midtown, at the southwest corner of Swinton and Atlantic avenues, is planned to include 35,049 square feet of retail, 22,525 square feet of restaurants, 21,872 square feet of office, 50 residential inn rooms and two hotels with 109…


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THE SCOOP on some of our favorite ice cream shops

Dexter Usher, Dre Usher and Jade Stepien beat the heat at the Boardwalk Italian Ice & Creamery in Boynton Beach. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Mary Thurwachter

Plans to celebrate Independence Day call for raising the…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on June 27, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Grand opening: Louie Bossi’s, Boca Raton – April 30

The new 300-seat restaurant celebrated its debut with a VIP party benefiting the Junior League of Boca Raton. The celebration attracted hundreds of local leaders and dining enthusiasts who strolled through the 8,000 square feet of indoor space and the 2,000-square-foot patio. ABOVE: (l-r) Tracy Riedel Wilson, Kirsten Stanley and Elizabeth…


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Dedication: Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach – June 13

The Friends group celebrated the official opening of Windows on the Floating World: Blume Tropical Wetland Garden, a stunning space that features a series of walkways and permanent and changing aquatic-plant displays that enable visitors to connect with the tropical wetlands around them. Local dignitaries, board members, proud patrons and…


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Culture & Cocktails: The Colony, Palm Beach – April 3

The final installment of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s speaker series attracted a crowd of 125 for a conversation with Rich and Jill Switzer. The topic was “Sing Sing Sing” with the co-hosts of The Morning Lounge on WLML-FM, also known as Legends Radio. Rich Switzer is a composer and pianist who has been entertaining audiences in…


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White Rose Installation Ceremony: Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Boca Raton – May 1

Officers, members and supporters of the Boca Raton Woman’s Club had a decadent dinner prior to installing the new slate of leaders for the 2017-18 season. Past President Gwen Herb emceed the affair, presenting white roses to Pam Capi, president; Terry Fedele, first vice president; Bonnie Mason, second vice president; Carol Stankee, recording…


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Philanthropy Notes: 2017 Snow scholar-support services total $1 million

More than 100 local students will benefit from the George Snow Scholarship Fund, which this year will make scholarship commitments of $1 million.

    Last month, supporters of the fund met the deserving scholars at the annual awards reception, where it was announced that 2017 has been the most successful year in the organization’s 35-year history.

“Our awards…


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Around Town: NSAL ballet competition winners sparkle in gala at Royal Palm Yacht Club

ABOVE: Judge Steven Caras joins the after-dinner dancing with winning students including Sophie Miklosovic from Pompano Beach (left) and Guari Shankar (center).

By Thom Smith

Some impressive performers have dazzled audiences on The Voice and America’s Got Talent,…


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The Plate: The pie’s the limit at Josie’s

The Plate: Pizza

The Place:  Josie’s Ristorante, 1602 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach; 354-9601 or

The Price:  $14.50 for a large, plus $2.10 per topping

The Skinny:  I remember when Josie’s essentially was a hole in the…


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