Mary Kate Leming's Blog – November 2016 Archive (47)

Outstanding Young Owls, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale — Sept. 23

Florida Atlantic University’s Alumni Association had its third annual ceremony and reception to honor exceptional former students ages 40 and younger for their personal and professional accomplishments. ‘We are so proud of this year’s OYO award recipients,’ said Pat Breman, interim assistant vice president of alumni relations.  ABOVE: (l-r)…

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Introduction of OPAL honorees, Boca West Country Club, Boca Raton — Oct. 10

The Rotary Club of Boca Raton’s big fundraiser will honor Outstanding People and Leaders who have contributed through volunteerism to make the community a better place. The theme for the Jan. 14, 2017, gala is ‘Changing Lives and Building Futures.’  ABOVE: (l-r) honoree Jordan Zimmerman, hostess Marilyn Weinberg, honorees Peter and Carmel…

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The Plate: Souvlaki Fast offers a lot of good eating

The plate: Chicken souvlaki platter

The place: Souvlaki Fast, 305 E. Woolbright Road, Boynton Beach; 877-2441

The price: $10

The skinny: If I could give a restaurant kudos for the quantity of food it serves, Souvlaki Fast would win. But what good is quantity if the quality does not…

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Around Town: ‘Micro Mansion’ McKinney aspires to creativity, social impact, including in Haiti

Haitian children surround Delray Beach philanthropist Frank McKinney after they moved into one of the 23 self-sustaining villages his foundation has built on the island. Photo provided

By Thom Smith

Few folks are more optimistic than Frank McKinney.…

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Radio: Pioneer family scion writes history of radio roots in Florida

Donn Colee Jr. at the original studios of Lake Worth’s ‘All-Girl’ radio station WLIZ, now transmitter site for WWRF, ‘Radio Fiesta.’  Thom Smith/The Coastal Star

By Thom Smith



Long before Florida became a state, the Colee family was setting the stage. They farmed land along the St. Johns River south of…

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Books: Palm Beach philanthropy scene is ripe for juicy murder mystery

Charity Bashed,

By Sharon Geltner

PoloPublishing, 210 pp., $15.95



By Steve Pike



The old adage that writers write what they know about has never held more true than with Sharon Geltner. The Boca Raton resident has spent the past several years raising money for Palm Beach charities, meaning that nobody is more qualified than Geltner to chronicle the lifestyles of the island’s rich and famous.…

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Radio: Soap star Deidre Hall recalls start on local radio

By Thom Smith



    “You’ve got a nice voice; you should go over to the all-girl radio show,” a newscaster at WEAT (radio and TV then) suggested to the Palm Beach Junior College student he was dating in the mid-’60s.

    “And that was it,” Deidre Hall recalled. As many as 700 women applied for jobs when the new radio station in Lake Worth, WLIZ, went on the air in 1959. Six were hired.

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