Mary Kate Leming's Blog – November 2011 Archive (79)

Lantana: Parking violators face stiff fines

Violate the parking regulations along East Ocean Avenue in Lantana at your peril. Park more than two hours in one of the 50 on-street parking spaces and risk a $100 fine, more than twice as much as a ticket along A1A in trendy Delray Beach.

    It’s cheaper to park on the sidewalk — only $50.

    Use one of the 29 boat trailer spaces in Sportsman’s Park for your car or without a decal and pay $150. An annual decal, by the way, costs $37.10, tax included.

    The town of Lantana is… Continue

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Obituary — Wilma Ann Elmore

By Ron Hayes   



    GULF STEAM —  Wilma Ann and George Elmore moved to Delray Beach in the early 1950s and started a small paving business they named Hardrives. George paved driveways for $125 each. Wilma did the books. And kept the house. And raised the children.        They were young newlyweds, scraping by, building a business, building a life.        “We started… Continue

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Obituary — William F. 'Bill' Jackson

By Ron Hayes



    OCEAN RIDGE — William F. “Bill” Jackson, a resident of Delray Beach and Ocean Ridge for more than 20 years, died Sept. 21 at Wellington Regional Medical Center following surgery. He was 73.    “Bill was a wonderful neighbor. He always had a smile and a funny story to tell,” recalled his neighbor, Susan Carey. “He was our whole family’s favorite neighbor. He was our dog’s favorite neighbor, too, because she used to receive special gourmet treats from Bill in the…

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Obituary — Glenn S. Chapman Jr.

OCEAN RIDGE — Dr. Glenn S. Chapman Jr., born May 20, 1946, in Atlanta, Ga., passed away suddenly on Oct. 25 in West Palm Beach.

Raised in Titusville, Dr. Chapman graduated from the University of Memphis, College of Medicine, in 1977. A well-regarded physician, he was also in high demand as a lecturer, radio host and medical expert for local media.

    Beginning his… Continue

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Obituary — Thomas Mulry

By Emily J. Minor

GULF STREAM — Thomas Mulry, a lifelong financial adviser for the utilities industry who began coming to Gulf Stream in the early 1960s when he and his wife were just newlyweds, died Oct. 23 after a brief illness. He was 79.

“He loved the ocean,” said his daughter, Megan Huisinga. “He loved swimming in the ocean, and some of my favorite pictures…

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Hypoluxo Island: Tree runs rings around other geigers, rates status as Champion Tree

By Tim Norris



    Down from among the tall pines of Maine in 1980, David Bunting found a small, flowering tree arching over the driveway of his new home on Hypoluxo Island. He liked it well enough — “I’ve always liked trees,” he says — and then it grew on him.

    It was, he knew, an orange geiger, Cordia sebestena, a kind he had seen in the Bahamas. This one…

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Volunteer of the Year Luncheon: Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEFT: (front) Norma Dagher and Gina  Brady with (back) Penny Kosinski and Sylvie Bergeron attended the Junior League of Boca Raton’s annual luncheon on Oct. 6.  Lu-Lu Thomas of the Boca Raton Historical Museum was name  Volunteer of the…

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Impact 100 Periwinkle, Delray Beach

Carrie Delafield and her daughters enjoy the opening of Periwinkle at it’s new location on Atlantic Avenue. The event served as a kick-off for the inaugural year of Impact 100 Palm Beach County, a fundraising effort where women come together to combine their gifts of $1,000 into one or more $100,000 grants. Please see:… Continue

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Mom and Me: Passing leaves me adrift in sorrow, yet less afraid of death



By Thomas R. Collins



    The call came at 2:20 a.m. My mom was about to die.

    I’d been preparing for this for the last two years. But I still felt as though a trapdoor was about to open beneath me.

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    Fifteen hours earlier, my mom, Susan Clara Nivens, who had severe dementia, had…

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Delray Beach: Historic home provides all the creature comforts to … creatures

By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley



The Sandoway House Nature Center is the starting point for the first Sandoway House Blue Water 5K Run and 1K Doggie Walk on Nov. 12 in Delray Beach.

    “We couldn’t think of a better way to have people see the center and be exposed to all it has to offer,” says Michael Kravit of Boca Raton, president of the center’s board and the…

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Annual Family Picnic: Gulf Stream School, Gulf Stream

The girls beat the boys, not once, but twice in tug-of-war contests at the Gulf Stream School family picinic held Oct. 26. Photo by Jerry Lower… Continue

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Stadium Dedication: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton

Workers from Balfour Beatty and James A. Cummings Construction Companies unfurl an immense American flag as part of the opening day dedication ceremony for the new 30,000-seat football stadium at Florida Atlantic University.  FAU’s Fighting Owls were led by Ocean Ridge resident Coach Howard Schnellenberger. Photo by Jerry… Continue

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Literacy Coalition’s Read for the Record: Bethesda’s Early Learning Center, Boynton Beach

Robert Hill, Bethesda Healthcare System President & CEO, reads Llama Llama Red Pajama on Oct. 6 alongside a real llama. The Early Learning Center celebrated its 20th anniversary this past month.
Photo by Jerry Lower

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Savor the Grove: Pineapple Grove, Delray Beach

Chairs Brooke Qualk (l), Kristin Calder and Caron Dockerty present Savor the Grove from 6-9 pm Nov. 10.

The event is presented in honor of the Junior League of Boca Raton’s 40th anniversary and brings together restaurants in The Esplanade Shopping Center in Delray Beach’s Pineapple Grove area to showcase the JLBR’s James Beard Award-winning Savor the Moment… Continue

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9th Annual Holiday Trunk Show: The Seagate Hotel & Spa, Delray Beach

Susan Mullin and Nini Ijams, co-chairpersons for the Naoma Donnelley Haggin  Boys & Girls Club in Delray Beach are preparing for the 9th Annual Holiday Trunk Show to be held at The Seagate Hotel & Spa, 1000 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach.

The event kicks off with a preview cocktail reception from 6-9 pm on Nov. 29. Tickets for the preview party are $85… Continue

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Historical Marker Dedication: Cason Cottage, Delray Beach

Delray Beach Historical Society archivist Dorothy Patterson (l) stands outside the Cason Cottage with event chairs Marsha Love of the Cason family and Delray Beach Historical Society members Ann Margo Peart and JoAnn Peart at the Oct. 27 dedication of an historical marker sponsored by the Robert Neff Family, the Delray Beach Historical Society and the Florida Department of… Continue

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57th Annual Bethesda Ball Kick-Off: The Delray Beach Club, Delray Beach

Honorary Chairs Betty and Fred Devitt (l) with Bethesda Ball Co-chair Deborah Sargeant attend the Bethesda Ball Kick-off Luncheon Oct. 27 hosted by last year’s chair, Jan Kucera.

The Bethesda Hospital Foundation’s Bethesda Ball will be held March 3 at The Breakers, Palm Beach. The dinner dance chaired by Deborah and Harry Sargeant will be held at 6:30 pm and… Continue

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Boca Bacchanal Boca Raton Historical Society fundraiser

Event organizers, including (l-r) Skipp Jackman, Betsy Fletcher, Barbara Levitt, Steve and Stephanie Miskew and Joyce and Thom Devita, promise food and wine aficionados a roster of internationally renowned chefs and vintners, cuisine, a live auction and an array of fine wines to taste at the upcoming Boca Bacchanal. The event is scheduled for March 23-25. To purchase… Continue

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No bones about it: Doc will be missed

By Ron Hayes

    Some policemen win respect with a deep voice, handcuffs and a gun.

    “Officer Doc” won Ocean Ridge with a soft touch, a big smile and a box of Milk Bone dog biscuits.

    Win the affection of the residents’ dogs and you’ve won the residents.

    Wavell “Doc” Darville did that in Ocean Ridge for more than two decades, so when word came that he… Continue

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