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Mary Kate Leming's Blog – October 2013 Archive (71)

Season Kickoff: Nick & Johnnie’s, Palm Beach – Sept. 12

The Hanley Center Foundation’s young professionals organization, Mangrove Group, closed out the summer season and started a new one with a trditional clambake. The event was attended by more than 50 supporters, both new and old, and helped raise $3,000 for substance-abuse treatment programs. Photo: Committee member Steven…

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Page One Passion: New York Prime, Boca Raton – Oct. 1

The seventh annual reception raising awareness and money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation offered auction prizes, including an autographed football by former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula. ‘We raised over $3,000 this year with a very passionate community and ongoing partnership with New York Prime,’ said Shana Overhulser, president…

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Jurist of the Year Award Dinner: Bear Lakes Country Club, West Palm Beach – Oct. 24

Circuit Judge Lucy Chernow Brown was awarded the Jurist of the Year Award by the Palm Beach County Justice Association at a sold-out dinner reception. The award is given annually to a Palm Beach Circuit Court judge who personifies excellence in preserving justice and professionalism during trials.

LEFT: Palm Beach Circuit Court…

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Mounts wants your vintage tools

Mounts Botanical Garden, West Palm Beach, wants your used and vintage garden tools and landscape items to sell at its Vintage Garden Thrift Shop opening this fall.
Think rakes, shovels, gardening books, statues and more.
To schedule a donation pickup, call (561) 233-1763. Every donation receives a 501 (c3) tax deductible receipt.
— Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

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Dunes vs. Sea walls: Stopping sand loss is a complicated business

Manalapan was especially hard-hit when days of pounding from Hurricane Sandy undermined sea walls at more than 20 homes.

Many complained that poorly maintained sea walls at one property caused the sea wall of their neighbors to fail.

2012 photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal…

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Return of 'Dog Beach'?: Delray Beach

Related story: Boca's canine beach time is goal of pilot program

 

By Dan Moffett

                  Dog advocates in Delray Beach are planning to turn loose roving packs of petitioners soon in a campaign to persuade the city to open part of its beach to four-legged bathers.

                  Several…

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Return of 'Dog Beach'?: Boca Raton

Related story: Delray advocates ready to fetch allies for dog beach

 

By Steve Plunkett

                  Boca Raton already has Mizner Bark, its wildly popular park for dogs. Now it will cordon off part of the beach at Palmetto Park Road and State Road A1A so canines can splash in the…

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Cocktails in Paradise: Historical Society of Palm Beach County Sundy House, Delray Beach - Sept. 19

Delray Beach native Daisy Sundy Earls — granddaughter of Delray Beach’s first mayor, John Shaw Sundy, and daughter of Benjamin Franklin Sundy, one of Palm Beach County’s earliest commissioners — was in town recently for a short visit. While at the home her grandfather built in 1902, now the Sundy House restaurant and hotel, Earls recalled Delray Beach’s early years when…

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Delray Beach: City seeks cost quote from county fire-rescue

Related story — Highland Beach: Town delays call on 911 changes

By Tim Pallesen

                  Delray Beach has asked Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue for a price quote to take over fire-rescue operations in the city.

                  The concept is supported by the…

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Along the Coast: Concerns raised regarding runoff’s effects on lagoon

Photo taken before the runoff problems, shows a healthy bed of Johnson’s seagrass. Photo courtesy DERM

By Jane Smith

At the Snook Islands Natural Area — the one touted as an example of what can go right when various agencies and volunteers work together — most of the Johnson’s…

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Along the Coast: Flood-zone maps flummox local leaders

By Tim Pallesen

Coastal cities are studying new flood maps to know how many residents will be paying much higher premiums for flood insurance.

Reforms to the federal flood insurance program raise premiums, phase out subsidies and call for a redrawing of flood maps that might put more homes in high-risk zones.

Owners of winter homes who received subsidies started paying higher rates Jan. 1. Beginning this month, buyers purchasing a previously subsidized home must…

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Along the Coast: Dark shoreline could be smuggling destination, some say

By Jane Smith

Are more drug bales washing up recently along South County coastal shores?

The Ocean Ridge police chief and a spokesman for the West Palm Beach office of Border Patrol think so.

Chief Chris Yannuzzi points to two recent incidents. On Aug. 6, 25 bricks of cocaine were bundled into one bale, with a street value of $2.3 million. That bale was turned over to the Border Patrol. On Sept. 7, a bale of marijuana also was turned over to the Border…

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O’Brien challenging Abrams for commission

By Steve Plunkett

A Democratic precinct committeeman is making his first run for office seeking Steven Abrams’ District 4 seat on the Palm Beach County Commission.

Andy O’Brien, who just moved into the district and sells real estate from a Re/Max office in Boynton Beach, says he would bring a blue-collar perspective to county government.

“It’s…

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Who's taking action: Local officals

“Mother Nature was saying a little storm — not even a hurricane at the time — could come through and cause so much havoc. Mother Nature will always prevail. We could learn from the ancient Indians who didn’t build their settlements right on the coast, but further inland.”

— Dave Stewart, mayor of Lantana…

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Dunes vs. Sea Walls: Natural vegetative dunes may be the best defense

FORT LAUDERDALE : Intense beach development without building up a vegetative buffer offered little resistance when Sandy overran A1A in Fort Lauderdale. 2012 photo by Susan Stocker/Sun-Sentinel

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Who's taking action: Local officials sign on to Beach Management Agreement

A Coastal Star Special Report:

Hurricane shows just how fragile our shores are

Sand is finite: Sand becoming a precious commodity | A …

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A lexicon of sand

Beach renourishment: Renourishment is a modern term used for sand replacement on beaches that have lost sand to erosion or storms. Replacement sand comes from offshore dredging near the beaches or is trucked in from inland Florida mines.

Breakwater: A structure protecting a shore area, harbor or basin from waves. It can slow erosion rates landward, but often exacerbates erosion seaward, altering shoreline and water dynamics.

Dunes:…

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Who's taking action: Lawmakers discuss storm recovery efforts

A Coastal Star Special Report:

Hurricane shows just how fragile our shores are

Sand is finite: Sand becoming a precious commodity | A …

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Editor's Note: Lessons learned from Sandy

Hurricane season is not over. Even when we begin to feel a hint of autumn in the air, the tropics can still be cooking up a mess of trouble.

In late October 2012, we tracked a tropical storm that later became a hurricane — one for the record books — as it pounded the eastern shoreline on its way toward landfall in New Jersey.

As Sandy skirted our area, storm surge flooded our lawns and streets as huge waves collapsed coastal sea walls and swept away our beaches. All while the sun was…

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Coastal Star: Inspired by his grandparents, Altier promoting benefit walk

William Altier (left) and Cutler Altier of Altier Jewelers in Boca Raton are part of the honorary family for the Keep Memories Alive Walk-in-the-Mall event benefiting the Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center at FAU. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Linda Haase

Cutler…

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