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

Business Spotlight: Vacation turns to vocation for owner

Marvin Ray and Ronald French are celebrating 50 years of the Elephant’s Foot Antiques shop.  

Libby Volgyes/The Coastal Star

By Jane Smith

    

At The Elephant’s Foot Antiques shop, the customer is not only the king but often the educator.

    “We…

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Why we love Lord & Taylor: L&T bringing its personal touch to Boca

By Emily J. Minor



From the time it opened in 1826, Lord & Taylor has been considered the go-to store for women’s dresses. The gray lady of fashion, if you will.…

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The Plate: Tasty tentacles from Boynton Biergarten

The Plate: Charred octopus salad

The Place: Bäd Ragaz Hall and Biergarten

1417 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach; 336-3297; badragazbiergarten.com

The Price: $17

The Skinny: A Greek charred octopus salad or tender meatballs in tomato sauce not what you expect at a biergarten? The…

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Around Town: The Wick is alive with ‘The Sound of Music’

Krista Severeid (Maria von Trapp) joins audience member Loretta Swit following the performance. Courtesy photo/Amy Pasquantonio

By Thom Smith

     Bows taken, bouquets presented, the curtain closed, the clock striking 11. The Wick Theatre’s production of…

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Pay it Forward: Achievement Centers expands popular ‘Indulgence’ fundraiser

Oct. 9: Benefit Achievement Centers for Children & Families during a decadent evening of glamour and giving and champagne, wine and dinner bites. Time is 6 pm. Cost is $85 to $120. Call 266-0003 or visit www.delrayindulgence.com. ABOVE: Guests at last year’s event: Ibe May, Deb Kropornecki,…

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Celebrations: Season Preview Reception Wick Theatre & Costume Museum, Boca Raton – Sept. 17

Members of the media and former Caldwell Theatre supporters welcomed the debut of the new stage venue by attending a cocktail hour in its renovated lobby, visiting The Wick Tavern — an homage to New York City’s famed Tavern on the Green that features the original chandelier from the historic restaurant — and browsing in the gift shop. Photo: (from left) Yvonne…

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Celebrations: Inaugural re-planting Urban Farm, Boynton Beach – Sept. 7

As part of a new community-service project, Taste History, a nonprofit that gives food tours of South County, adopted Urban Farm and organized its first harvest. The seeds were sown by student volunteers from American Heritage School Boca Delray, as well as Atlantic Community and Palm Beach Lakes high schools. ‘The students tilled the soil and…

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Celebrations: Clyde Butcher Presentation and Exhibition Boca Raton Downtown Library – Sept. 19

More than 150 people attended a presentation by Clyde Butcher at the Boca Raton Downtown Library. Photo: Prior to his presentation, Butcher conducted a discussion with students studying advanced photography at Boca Raton High School. Exhibit runs through Nov. 8. Photo…

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Celebrations: Generation Hope Gospel Brunch Jazziz Nightlife, Boca Raton – Aug. 25

Guests took in music, food and appearances by Nat King Cole Generation Hope founders Casey and Timolin Cole. The more than $5,000 brought in will provide music education to low-income children. Photo: Lisa Silver, Kai Thompson Hernandez, Laura Stoltz and Susan Chambers.

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Janis…

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Celebrations: Food drive Boca Raton Resort & Club – Sept. 7

More than 400 members of Rotary International donated more than 1,600 pounds of food to Treasure Coast Food Bank and will provide nearly 2,000 meals for hungry families. The effort involved Rotarians from zones 33 and 34, which stretch from Delaware to Florida and throughout the Caribbean. Photo: Judith Cruz, Treasure Coast Food Bank CEO;…

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Celebrations: Make a Burger, Make a Friend Burger Fi, Delray Beach – Sept. 7

Suncoast Community High School Culinary Club, Burger Fi and Autism Speaks joined forces to create an afternoon to break down social barriers and foster friendships between teens and those with autism and autism-related disorders — all while creating gourmet burgers. Photo: Sam Gelfand, guest speaker; Samantha Krasker, club co-founder; Steve…

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