South Tech Academy student Michele Calaminus dries 4-year-old Jack, a schnauzer/lab mix during class. She is a senior in SouthTech Academy’s Veterinary Assisting Program and is the owner of Jack. TIm Stepien/The Coastal Star
By Arden Moore
As we usher in a new year,…Continue
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Wayside House invites guests to its signature fundraising event that features vendors from throughout the country offering eclectic items. Time is 10 am to 5 pm. Cost is $5. Call 642-0849 or visit waysidehouse.net. ABOVE: Committee members include Darcy Weber, Co-Chairwomen Barbara Backer and Patricia McElroy and Ellen Rubel.…Continue
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By Amy Woods
Proceeds from this year’s laugh-a-minute fundraiser for the Delray Beach Public Library will cover the costs of installing high-tech equipment in the nonprofit institution’s children’s department.
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A Unity School fundraiser supporting the 50th-anniversary party, set for Feb. 21, was attended by nearly 120 parents who engaged in friendly but competitive live-auction bidding for 14 of their children’s class projects. Students spent weeks creating artwork and building sculptures with the help of teachers. ABOVE: Linda Steele, Carrie LaNoce,…Continue
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Portrait of a Woman, benefiting Quantum House, kicked off its fourth season with a reception honoring five female honorees: Arlette Gordon, Roe Green, Julie Kime, Holli Rockwell and Ellen Tansey. The event included cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a special serenade by tenor Warren Tesh. Escada donated 10 percent of each purchase to the charity.…Continue
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WPTV-TV selected the school as its official south-county drop-off location for the 30th-annual Food for Families drive. The station’s staff joined forces with boys, girls and teachers for a long but rewarding workday (6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.), amassing 8,000 pounds of canned and dry foods. In another drive, students collected more than…Continue
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Boca Ballet Theatre’s 23rd-annual luncheon and fundraiser luncheon kicked off the new year and season in a festive way. Three hundred guests enjoyed an afternoon of dining and raffle prizes highlighted by a performance featuring New York City Ballet principal dancers Jared Angle and Sterling Hyltin.ABOVE: A Princely Affair Chairwomen…Continue
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Founded in 1972, ‘Les Girls’ comprises foreign-born women from several cultures who meet monthly to foster friendship, understanding and exchange of ideas. At present, there are representative members from 40 countries. ABOVE: Maureen Hamilton (South Africa), Sophia Isaac (England), Kathryn Diamond (Greece) and Marcel la DeMuth-Gintowt…Continue
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The Young Friends of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County’s mission of celebrating historic venues and shared legacies continued with an event focused on Boston’s on the Beach, originally known as the hotel Casa Las Olas. A beautiful beach view served as the evening’s backdrop and inspiration. ABOVE: Ann Margo Cannon, Jeremy Johnson and Enid Atwater.…Continue
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The Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club in Delray Beach had its 12th-annual festive fundraiser and brought in more than $85,000 to help support programming for 400-plus community children. A total of 230 supporters stopped in and shopped among the show’s three dozen vendors. ABOVE: Co-Chairwoman Kari Shipley, with Michael and…Continue
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The National Parkinson Foundation and its South Palm Beach County chapter organized an evening of fashion and food in an ongoing effort to benefit research and resources for those affected by Parkinson’s disease. The event attracted more than 150 foundation supporters and raised $80,000 for the organization through ticket sales, a raffle and live auction.…Continue
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By Thom Smith
‘Twas two nights before Christmas and all across…Continue
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The Plate: Thai basil sauce with chicken
The Place: Sushi Thai Fusion, 3105 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach
The Price: $10.95
The Skinny: This simple stir-fry dish easily is our favorite Thai menu offering.
We love the blending of scallions, peppers, onions…
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From multimillion-dollar renovations and additions to name changes, resorts refashion themselves to keep guests coming back for more.Continue
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By Steven J. Smith
Event organizer Nancy Flinn, along with artists Max Matteson and Beth Sloat, have teamed with the Delray Art League to invite area artists to submit digital photos of paintings for an art show planned for Ocean Ridge Town Hall throughout the month of March.
Applicants may submit up to two entries at a nonrefundable fee of $20 per entry, Flinn said.
Approximately 30 paintings will be selected for the show and cash prizes of…
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By Thom Smith
After 15 years, Ervin Duggan has said farewell to Palm Beach and to his legacy, the Society of the Four Arts. His successor, David W. Breneman, a professor in economics of education and public policy at the University of Virginia, has big shoes to fill. If he’s as good at telling stories, he’s got the job licked.
A decade before Paul Simon sang of being “branded a communist ’cause I’m left-handed,” Duggan endured a similar rebuke from a beloved…
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Unity School Jazz Band performs
Delray Beach Tree lighting — Dec. 4
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By Shelley Gilken
Among the Japanese traditions to commemorate the New Year: taiko drummers. A game similar to badminton. An elaborate lion dancer called shishimai. And…
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By Rich Pollack
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 15 for Highland Beach Town Commissioner Dennis Sheridan, who died Dec. 11 following a recent illness. He was 77.
A funeral Mass will be held at St. Lucy Catholic Church in Highland Beach at 11 a.m. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m. at Glick Family Funeral Home in Boca Raton, with a wake scheduled for 6 p.m.
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By Ron Hayes
Nicole Johnson and her four children were dropping by…
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