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Mary Kate Leming's Blog – October 2018 Archive (75)

Editor's Note: 10 years of publishing in the sunshine — and other days

By Mary Kate Leming

Ten years. Who’d a thunk it? Not me, that’s for sure. I was convinced print would be so crippled by digital that we’d get only five years out of our startup publication at most.

Wow, was I wrong.

I knew there was a serious risk of this coastal area becoming a local news desert, but I didn’t know whether anyone cared. You, dear readers, have shown us that you do care about local news. And…

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Coastal Star: Boca philanthropist recognized as a very Helping Hand

Arthur Remillard funded the $3 million facility that enabled Boca Helping Hands to expand its food services. Photo provided

By Rich Pollack

Arthur Remillard is…

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Health & Harmony: Small center for adults with disabilities keeps clients in motion

People who have disabilities can sing, play games and take field trips when they enroll at Twin Palms Center for the Disabled. They recently visited Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Photo provided…

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Health & Harmony: New channel on healthy living gets viewers involved in shows

By Lona O'Connor

During the long hours when Penelope Douglas and her team put together the new Health Channel, she learned a few things she hadn’t expected — including the virtues of eating beans. More on that in a moment.…

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Turkey Day Toasts: Be brief and heartfelt when you raise glass in gratitude, expert speakers say

The Toast, by Jan Scramlik (1860-1936). Provided by Christie’s

By Mary Thurwachter

There you are…

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On the Water: 1972 Bertram inspires deep affection, memories

ABOVE: Parks runs the Dreamfinder to shuttle underwater video crews to film goliath groupers at wrecks off Boynton Beach this fall. Photo provided by Mike McKenzie BELOW: Parks is restoring the 25-foot Bertram little by…

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Ocean Ridge Police beach cleanup: On the beach, Ocean Ridge — Oct. 20

Kimberlee Duke Marshall takes a selfie with Officer Debra Boyle (on ATV) and volunteers (l-r) Regan Pompeo, Madi Rosenberg and Stella Kolb during the public safety department’s cleanup. Volunteers placed trash into buckets and dumped it into bins on a couple of…

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Finding Faith: Festival of Lights celebration to grace Mizner

As with past celebrations of  ‘Chanukah Under the Stars,’ music will be an important part of the Dec. 7 event, with three choirs performing. Photo provided

By Janis…

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Religion Notes: Skit Guys make church a laughing matter; see them at Cason United

Eddie James and Tommy Woodward poke fun at religion as a way to get people involved in church. They will perform Nov. 14 at Cason United Methodist in Delray Beach.

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All Abilities Access Path: Delray Beach Children’s Garden

Jeannie Fernsworth, a co-founder of the Children’s Garden, shows the new path, which is accessible to people in wheelchairs and with walking devices. The path was underwritten by a donation from the Grass River Garden Club, Capital One Bank and Alexander Simon. The…

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Health Notes: Delray Medical Center earns stroke center certification

Delray Medical Center earned the thrombectomy-capable stroke center certification from The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. Certification means the hospital meets standards for performing mechanical endovascular thrombectomy, a specialized surgical procedure used to remove a blood clot from the brain during an ischemic stroke.

Stroke is the fifth- leading cause of death in the United…

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Destruction celebration: Future Milagro Junior Teen Center, Delray Beach — Oct. 24

Renovation work by DPR Construction began at the Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Milagro Junior Teen Leadership Center, as the Milagro Foundation adds a third location. The center will offer cultural arts and academic programs to economically disadvantaged…

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Breast cancer fundraiser: St. John Paul II gymnasium, Boca Raton — Oct. 2

St. John Paul II Academy held its annual Lady Eagle volleyball match to fight breast cancer, going up against the team from American Heritage of Delray Beach. Volunteers sold baked goods and souvenirs to augment fundraising. Darci McNally from Boca Raton Regional Hospital spoke…

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Paws up for Pets: Behaviorist offers insight into helping stressed pets during holidays

By Arden Moore

When facing new or strange circumstances, far too many dogs transform into scaredy-cats and far too many cats become doggone full of fright. This full-throttle fear factor kicks into high gear during the holiday season.

From Halloween to New Year’s, household routines disappear, leaving some pets filled with dread and confusion about loud house guests, odd decorations in the home, late meals and skipped daily…

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Weighty tradition: Ever-present scale is an evergreen Publix amenity

By Ron Hayes

“Publix — Where Shopping Is a Pleasure.”

And then you spot that scale at the front of the store — that old-fashioned Toledo Model No. 2830,…

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Philanthropy Notes: Unicorn Children’s Foundation seats new board members

Unicorn Children’s Foundation welcomes back seven incumbents and 13 new members to its board of directors.

The group brings a wealth of business acumen and commitment that will help the organization expand its impact.

“Board members play a very crucial role in the growth and direction of our organization,” foundation CEO Sharon Alexander said. “This dynamic group will help Unicorn Children’s Foundation redefine what’s possible by expanding…

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Inaugural Sports & Spirits Event: Seagate Country Club, Delray Beach

Nov. 7: A new fundraiser for the Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club in Delray Beach will feature renowned athletes and sports celebrities. Time is 6 p.m. for the VIP cocktail hour and 7:30 for dinner. Cost is $200 for the VIP…

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Walk of Recognition: The Addison, Boca Raton

Nov. 7: The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum’s Walk of Recognition Induction Ceremony and Reception will celebrate individuals and entities making a positive impact on the city. Time is 6 p.m. Tickets are $75. Call 395-6766, Ext. 101 or…

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Pay it Forward: Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon breaking records

(l-r) Junior League President Renata Sans de Negri, Heather Shaw, vice president and general manager of Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton, and event Chairwoman Nicole Stelzer will preside over the luncheon and fashion show. Photo provided…

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