By Janis Fontaine
Tiny dancers pool around Ekaterina Shchelkanova’s perfect feet like a dozen ducklings, their bright eyes glued to the lithe…Continue
Michele Wright, former WPEC-TV news anchor and honorary chairwoman of last year’s Community Caring Center event, with Doreen Robinson, chairwoman of this year’s Dreams Come True Gala set for Nov. 16. Photo provided
By Amy Woods
Thirty years of creating a healthier…
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The Rotary Club of Delray Beach had Janet Meeks as guest speaker for its August meeting. Meeks, the city’s education coordinator, reported that students in public schools are receiving exceptional support, which is resulting in improved proficiency in reading. She also informed the club that her position was created to address the need for an instructional reading program in the community.
“It is in the best interests of all concerned that our students are served with quality,…
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By Lona O’Connor
A bicycle is only a bicycle until Ralph Papa makes it a vehicle of art. Papa, a Delray Beach artist and teacher whose…
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Pohjan Laulu, a 110-year-old all-male choir from a small town north of the Arctic Circle (Oulu, Finland), is visiting the United States as part of Finland’s 100th-anniversary celebration as an independent nation. The first local performance took place at the home of Robert and Anneli Ganger. The performance was sponsored by Kaarina Langeland,…Continue
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Soroptimist International of Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach celebrated its 44th annual event, at which Barbara Gutin received the Soroptimist International Lifetime Achievement Award from honorary Chairwoman Terry Fedele. The award recognizes Gutin’s dedication and concern for the welfare of women and children. More than 300 attended and recognized…Continue
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Joyce DeVita was named the 2017 Woman Volunteer of the Year at the Junior League of Boca Raton’s 30th annual luncheon and fashion show. DeVita was nominated by the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum. Forty-two women from nonprofits around Palm Beach County were recognized for their dedication as volunteers. ABOVE: The 2017 Woman…Continue
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Seventeen high schools gathered in the Judith Rogers Gymnasium for the 13th annual event, which welcomes families to learn about the offerings from each school. Attendees met faculty members and sat in on a roundtable discussion, with the goal of obtaining knowledge from a student perspective. ABOVE: (l-r) Natalee Sama, Jenna DeFrances, Raymond…Continue
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As part of the celebration of its 2017-18 season, Palm Beach Opera had a private dinner sponsored by board member Florence Kaufman and attended by 60 supporters. The evening began in the ballroom with a cocktail reception featuring passed hors d’oeuvres. Prior to a recital by two of the company’s artists, general director Daniel Biaggi welcomed…Continue
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Members of the Highland Beach chapter of UNICO National lent a helping hand to Aqua Gulf Transport by providing products needed in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. Erick Espino, son of chapter member Ana Cohen, started the initiative and reached out to company owner Robert Browne. ABOVE: Cleve Guy, treasurer / recording secretary, with…Continue
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United Way of Palm Beach County had breakfast with 350 of its closest friends to kick off the annual fundraising campaign. The breakfast is a signature event attended by business representatives who run employee-giving programs, nonprofit leaders and community supporters. The theme this year, on education, is titled Achieve Palm Beach County.…Continue
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By Thom Smith
With the Twenties roaring…Continue
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By Lucy Lazarony
The Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum is moving to a new gallery at 2910 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton. Part of Elegance Plaza, the new gallery is 3,000 square feet and almost double the size of its former home on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, where the gallery was based for the past nine years.
The gallery’s grand opening is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 15, with a ribbon cutting by the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce at 6:30.
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Time to pull out the reading glasses. The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County’s ninth annual “one book, one community” reading campaign is underway and runs through early December.
The aim of the campaign, called “Read Together Palm Beach County,” is to get adults to read the same book at the same time and to discuss the book.
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The Plate: Blueberry pancakes
The Place: John G’s, Plaza del Mar, 264 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; 585-9860 or www.johngs.com.
The Price: $6.85 (cash only)
The Skinny: I love John G’s. The gazpacho is some of the best anywhere, served…
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By Dan Moffett
South Palm Beach Town Manager Bob Vitas returned from a vacation in Europe thinking he would resolve the last details of his new contract at the Oct. 24 council meeting.
Instead it turned out to be his last council meeting.
In a swift and surprising move, the Town Council unanimously voted to fire Vitas without explanation or stated cause. The vote for a…Continue
By Steve Plunkett
Former Ocean Ridge Vice Mayor Richard Lucibella’s felony trial will not start before next year.
His defense attorney, Marc Shiner, and Assistant State Attorney Danielle Grundt both agreed this month to the postponement — the trial’s third delay. Circuit Judge Charles Burton rescheduled the case for February 2018.
Shiner also complained that Police Officer Nubia Plesnik’s lawyer, Richard Slinkman, has made it impossible for him…Continue
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The Coastal Star will be photographing the King Tides in October/November and sharing photographs from our coastal communities.
As you see flooding in your neighborhood, we hope you'll share your photos as well.…Continue
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Related story: A Line in the Sand: At issue is whether building should continue east of the Coastal Construction Control Line
By Steve Plunkett
The Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District is considering dusting off its power of eminent domain to…
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