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Mary Kate Leming's Blog – October 2012 Archive (45)

Along the Coast: Guides to the past move on into new futures

By Rich Pollack



    Two women who have been instrumental in creating historical archives in Boynton Beach and Delray Beach are, or soon will be ... well, history themselves.

DeVries



    Last month, Boynton Beach’s historical archivist Janet DeVries left her job at the Boynton Beach City…

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Ocean Ridge: FAU teacher has the formula to encourage women in math and science

Daniela Nikolova-Popova demonstrates an equation during the conference Group Theory, Combinatorics and Computing, held in Highland Beach. Libby Volgyes/The Coastal Star

By Libby Volgyes



    It doesn’t matter that Daniela Nikolova-Popova has studied and researched…

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Gulf Stream: Robotics class gets kids psyched up about science

Colette Vavrus (left) and Taylor Redd celebrate their robotic car’s  parking success. Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Emily J. Minor



    In a bright, sunny classroom — the bright part being the students themselves — two seventh-grade girls are exploding in joy.…

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Delray Beach: Store was an avenue fixture; now everything, including fixtures, for sale

Between the two of them, Connie Wichman and owner Bruce Wenzel have worked more than 95 years at the store.  Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

    

When Bruce Wenzel started operating Mercer Wenzel in 1958, he lived in Fort Lauderdale. He…

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Business Spotlight: Crane’s celebrates first decade with fundraiser

ABOVE: Guests can opt to have a massage by the waterfall at the pool.

By Mary Thurwachter

    

A decade has passed since Michael and Cheryl Crane scooped up a pair of plain-Jane 1950s apartment buildings and transformed them into a fetching boutique hotel with a whole lot of Key West-style…

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Sunday, 10/28: Most Palm Beach County Beach Parks Still Closed to Swimming

Most Palm Beach County Beach Parks

Still Closed to Swimming

 

 

With the exception of Boca-South Inlet, all Palm Beach County ocean beaches remain closed to swimmers due to high surf and greater amounts of debris in water and deposited on shore.  Crews are waiting for lower tide to begin debris removal and…

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Most Palm Beach County Beach Parks Still Closed to Swimming

Most Palm Beach County Beach Parks Still Closed to Swimming

With the exception of Boca-South Inlet, all Palm Beach County ocean beaches remain closed to swimmers due to wind gusts, high surf and debris in the water. PBC Ocean Rescue personnel will continue to monitor beaches and reopen them as conditions improve. Inland swimming locations (Dubois, Phil Foster and Peanut Island Parks) are open. Some of the ocean beaches may be opened following the next low tide at this afternoon. Stay…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on October 27, 2012 at 11:41am — No Comments

Palm Beach County Closes All Beach Parks to Swimming

Palm Beach County Closes All

Beach Parks to Swimming

 

 

All Palm Beach County operated beaches have been closed to swimming due to large surf, big shore break, 50 mph gusts and a great deal of debris in the water. Other beaches controlled by municipalities may also be closed to swimming. The beaches will be flying double red flags to alert beachgoers. The beaches will be surveyed after the storm passes with the expectation that they…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on October 26, 2012 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Take Palm Tran to Vote Early

Take Palm Tran to Vote Early

Palm Tran, Palm Beach County’s public transportation agency, has several routes that serve Palm Beach County early voting locations. Riders seeking to participate in the County's early voting process can avoid the potential of long lines and parking on Election Day.  Early voting begins Saturday, October 27 through Saturday, November 3,

2012.  Voting times are 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. daily.…

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Tips to Make Halloween Safer for Your Children

Tips to Make Halloween Safer for Your Children

October 18, 2012:  The City of Delray Beach wants everyone to have a safe and fun Halloween. It is one of the most exciting times of the year for children, but sometimes the most hectic for parents. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) encourages parents to review…

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Presidential Debate Road Closures

Presidential Debate Road Closures

 

Beginning at 6:00 am Monday, October 22, 2012 and lasting until 2:00 am Tuesday, October 23, 2012 the following roads will be closed by the Boca Raton Police Services Department for the Presidential Debate at Lynn University.

 

  • Military Trail from Yamato Road to Potomac Road.
  • Potomac Road from NW 24th Ave to Military Trail.
  • Spanish River Blvd from Broken Sound Blvd…
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Added by Mary Kate Leming on October 15, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

Pay it Forward: Philanthropy Calendar

Pay it Forward is our new calendar designed to celebrate the many philanthropic events in the community from October through April each year. To submit your event, please contact Amy Woods at flamywoods@bellsouth.net

Events in this listing are current as of 9/28. Please check with organizers for any changes.



October  6

Saturday…

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Boca Raton: New library construction

Construction of the Boca Raton Library, at the corner of Northwest Second Avenue and Northwest Fourth Street, is on schedule.  This is the front entrance. The 42,000-square-foot facility, set to open in 2013, will be almost twice the size of the current library, which opened 50 years ago.  Photo…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on October 3, 2012 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: 1939 house moving

A 1939 home slated for demolition was recently rescued and moved from its original location on Northeast Second Street, just west of the Intracoastal Waterway, to 170 Marine Way, at the corner of Southeast Second Street. The two-story, three-bedroom home with an outdoor balcony was purchased by Mark and Lou Gambill of Richmond, Va., and Delray…

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Paws Up for Pets: Restaurant etiquette applies to dogs, too

Ocean Ridge resident Luke Smith eats lunch at Hurricane Alley in Boynton Beach with Healy, a Labradoodle he was petsitting. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Arden Moore

You’re familiar with signs posted in restaurants that…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on October 3, 2012 at 1:43pm — 2 Comments

Celebrations: Delray Beach Public Library ‘Dines Out’, 75 Main, Delray Beach — Aug. 23

Bobby, Marge, Caron, Bob, Nancy, Maureen and Jim Dockerty serve as celebrity chefs and bartenders at ‘Dine Out For A Cause,’
raising $2,000 in celebration of the library’s 100th birthday.

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Celebrations: Preservation Generation concludes Summer Artists Series Cacace Fine Art Gallery, Delray Beach — Aug. 22

Clayton Peart, Robert Hickok and Marissa Garone-Blatz
attended the event.  The donations and silent-auction bids garnered more than $1,000 to benefit the Delray Beach Preservation Trust.

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Celebrations: Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County luncheon, The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach — Sept. 19

South Palm Beach Town Council members Robert Gottlieb and Bonnie Fischer supported the literacy luncheon.

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Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach Black & White Masquerade Gala, Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center — Sept. 15

Sue Wandersman, Michele Popper, Denise St. Patrick Bell, honoree Eliot Popper and Jean Evans. The gala raised more than $30,000 for the organization’s mission of providing homeownership opportunities to those in need.…

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Celebrations: Eat To Beat Cancer, Royal Palm Place, Boca Raton — Aug. 23

Donna Askinazy, Marilyn Adler and Shelley Studley staff the Pap Corps display table during Boca Festival Days. The event raised $2,000.

Added by Mary Kate Leming on October 3, 2012 at 12:22pm — No Comments

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