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Obituary — John Frederick Peart

By Price Patton



DELRAY BEACH — John Frederick Peart, a soft-spoken and humble Canadian native who moved to Delray Beach in the late 1960s and became a champion and protector of Florida’s fragile shoreline, dunes and the turtles that nested there, died July 1. He was 75.

Mr. Peart founded Universal Beach Services in 1973. He won contracts to clean…

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Obituary — Joseph Altier

By Ron Hayes



    BOCA RATON — Try to imagine Boca Raton without any jewelry stores.

    First, you would have to imagine Boca Raton without Joseph Altier.

Today, the city is home to at least 12 prominent jewelers, but when Altier Jewelers opened in 1960, it was the first.   

    Mr. Altier died on July 15 with Marjorie, his wife of 58…

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Obituary — Gene M. Ehlers

By Liz Best

    

BOCA RATON — Gene Ehlers will be remembered not only for his professional accomplishments, but also for the way he lived day-to-day: with elegance, dignity, generosity and an ever-present twinkle in his eye.

    “I hope everyone will live the way he did,” his stepdaughter, Jackie Westerfield, said. “The world would be a better…

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Boynton Beach: City backs off request to change marina deal

By Angie Francalancia



After three tries to get Palm Beach County to allow Boynton Beach to remove an old building at the city’s marina, the Community Redevelopment Agency has pulled its request.

    But that doesn’t mean the building will remain in use, nor does it mean its former tenant, Splashdown Divers, will be back in the old spot.

    The city can move forward with renovation plans, including erecting a new, code-compliant building, ignoring the old…

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Real Estate: Realtors’ sales recognized; most trending upward

By Christine Davis

    

Nine South County Realtors were named on the sixth annual “Top 250” lists of U.S. agents in The Wall Street Journal/REAL Trends Thousand report. Compiled as part of a special advertising section co-sponsored by The Wall Street Journal and Real Trends, the ranking was based on either the total dollar amount of their 2011 “closed transaction volume” or on the number of closed transactions for both Realtors and Realtor teams.

    Three area…

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7th Annual Garage/Estate Sale to Benefit Animal Rescue: Seagate Neighborhood, Delray Beach

The ‘volunteer pack’ of people who organized the seventh annual garage, estate and bake sale to benefit Dezzy’s Second Chance Animal Rescue Inc. said they brought in more than $6,000 at this year’s event. Tim Stepien/The Coastal…

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Jellyfish Drift Project: Oceanfront Park, Ocean Ridge

Artist Paul ‘Paulo’ Slater displays art elements during the ‘pre-release’ of the Jellyfish Drift Project at Oceanfront Park in Ocean Ridge. The ‘Jellyfish Drift Project’ is a community-sponsored project by ‘PAULO,’ to boost beach cleanup efforts. Slater was unable to release the Jelly Fish Drift artwork in the Gulf Stream as…

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Boca Burger Battle: Mizner Park, Boca Raton

Chefs and others meet at the Spice & Tea Exchange in Mizner Park to prepare rubs/spices for Boca’s Burger Battle. Pictured are (l-r) Felicia Steinberg, whiskey ambassador for Brown-Forman; Mary Lou Smith, manager of the Spice & Tea Exchange; Chef Christopher Grieco of Boca di Beppo; Chef Lee Blakley, executive chef of the Boca Burger…

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Historic Preservation Proclamation: Delray Beach City Hall

The city of Delray Beach honored longtime historic preservationist Carolyn Patton with a proclamation on July 5. Mayor Nelson S. ‘Woodie’ McDuffie cited her work preserving Cason Cottage and the Franklin House, with special notice of her longtime involvement to preserve the Sandoway House Nature Center on South Ocean Boulevard.…

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Briny Breezes: Town keeps maximum tax rate

By Tim O’Meilia



For the fourth consecutive year Briny Breezes homeowners likely will pay the maximum tax rate allowed by law — $10 for every $1,000 of taxable property value.

The tentative rate set by town aldermen after two budget workshops and a council meeting in July also means homeowners will pay the same amount of town taxes as this year if their property value remains the same.

Alderman Sue Thaler opposed the maximum rate. “In a town this small,…

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Scholarship Award: Ocean Ridge

Malena Ohl, a 2012 graduate of The Benjamin School and a resident of Ocean Ridge, has received a $2,000 scholarship from the Financial Service Centers of America, the national trade association representing the financial industry. Criteria for the scholarship include commitment to community service; perseverance in the face of…

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Juneteenth: Crane’s Beach House, Delray Beach

Mark and Susan Reingold were among the more than 100 supporters of the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum who attended the event that raised more than $6,100 to support the museum.
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Let's make a summer deal: Restaurants, hotels offer off-season bargains

The Boulud Sud pop-up at Café Boulud offers a $35 four-course menu.

 

Summer Deals: Take a close-to-home getaway at bargain…

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Summer Deals: Take a close-to-home getaway at bargain rates

The Beach Club at the Boca Raton Resort & Club offers deals and upgrades through Oct. 8. Photos provided

Let's make a summer deal:…

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New eateries, new blood liven up local scene

A smorgasbord of news on the local restaurant front:



Chrissy Benoit of Lake Worth’s Havana Hideout opened The Little House on Ocean Avenue in downtown Boynton Beach, serving an eclectic American menu. The historic cottage was moved and renovated with the help of the CRA.



Longtime Boca Raton chef John Belleme, formerly of Zemi and Henry’s, is executive chef at the new luxe restaurant and lounge, Stephane’s in Boca Raton. A mix of modern French and American cuisine at…

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Plunge into rowing pays off with awards

Chase Navellier works out on his ‘erg’ rowing machine at his Manalapan home.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Rich Pollack

    

When Chase Navellier first began rowing during his freshman year in high school, his knowledge of the sports was fairly limited.…

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Health & Harmony: Bethesda Memorial Hospital captures the magic of a newborn’s touch

Matthew and Brooke Slinger’s daughter, Harper Rose, was born using Bethesda Memorial Hospital’s family-centered maternity care program. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Paula Detwiller

It’s called the “magic hour”: the period just after a child’s birth when it experiences…

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Finding Faith: Delray church launches fitness ministry

Members of the Avenue Church bow in prayer to kick off their fitness ministry, which began July 14. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Tim Pallesen

Bikers and runners on Ocean Boulevard generate the most activity early on a Saturday morning.

Now a Delray Beach church has launched a…

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Paws Up for Pets: Dogs also ‘speak’ body language and you can learn it, too

By Arden Moore

Even though I’m the one with a bachelor’s degree in communication, the stellar communicators in my family are a pair of rescued mutts who answer to the names of Chipper and Cleo. Their “talk” is always clear and consistent — whether they are communicating with me, each other, their canine pals or even their feline housemates, Zeki and…

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Summer Arts: Norton explores Gorey details; Symphony of the Americas performs

By Greg Stepanich

The very first piece of art Tim Wride tried to buy was a drawing by Edward Gorey, which he saw at the old Gotham Book Mart while he was a college student in New York.

    Although he ended up not being able to afford the drawing, Wride has had ample time to examine plenty of Gorey’s work as…

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