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Mary Kate Leming's Blog – December 2019 Archive (11)

Tabloid Tattle: Former National Enquirer staffers tell all in ‘Scandalous’

Generoso Pope Jr., the paper’s founder, holds a copy of a 1977 issue showing Elvis Presley in his casket. It’s an image from the film Scandalous: the Untold Story of the National Enquirer.

By Mary Thurwachter…


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Hope Bash Boca: Boca West Country Club, Boca Raton — Nov. 2

The seventh annual Place of Hope event recognized Kelly Fleming and NCCI Holdings as Jay DiPietro Hero of Hope honorees and benefited programs at the charity’s Leighan and David Rinker Campus. ‘Under the Palms’ was the theme, and live and silent auctions, music and dancing were featured. ABOVE: Jeannine and Leland Morris.…


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Pride & Prosecco: Delray Beach Public Library — Nov. 7

With literary-themed cocktails such as Gin Eye, Huckleberry Sin and The Postman Always Brings Ice, the sipping, snacking and shopping event raised more than $10,000 for library programs. More than 200 attended and enjoyed light bites from local restaurants and merchandise from local vendors.

ABOVE: (l-r) Nancy…


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White Truffle Dinner: Café Sapori, West Palm Beach — Dec. 2

The Kravis Center event celebrating the upcoming Palm Beach Wine Auction, set for Jan. 20, included four courses of fine Italian cuisine paired with select wines, all underwritten by Ed and Jen Dudnyk. ‘We’re here because of the more than 80,000 children the Kravis Center reaches with its arts-education programs every year,’…


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Light up the Holidays celebration: Town Hall, Highland Beach — Dec .5

A 28-foot Christmas tree and a 15-foot menorah were lighted as the crowd sang along with Boynton Beach High School’s acclaimed Dimensional Harmony choral group during the annual holiday celebration. The Boca Raton High School ROTC presented the colors of the flag prior to the ‘National Anthem.’ State Rep. Mike Caruso led a…


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Welcome Back: Benvenuto, Boynton Beach — Nov. 17

Il Circolo, The Italian Cultural Society, greeted guests and members at a lively luncheon enhanced by camaraderie, music and take-home gifts. It marked the start of the 2019-20 season. A highlight of the event was the attendance of five Florida Atlantic University students whose summer study program in Venice was supported by…


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Community Inclusion Awards: Boca West Country Club, Boca Raton — Nov. 22

The Unicorn Children’s Foundation annual event coincided with the organization’s 25th anniversary and official rebrand launch. Unsung heroes were recognized for their efforts at building a better and more inclusive community for people with special needs. Nearly 100 nominations were received in 14 categories spotlighting…


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Annual Friends Members’ Dessert Reception: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach — Nov. 6

Nearly 700 Kravis Center supporters celebrated the reopening of the performing arts center with a champagne toast and sweet treats. Taking place prior to the evening’s performance of ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story,’ the event featured a wide array of desserts and drinks. ‘We have come a long way to improve and…


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Lantana: Judge recommends dismissal of ethics complaint against Mayor Stewart

By Mary Thurwachter

A judge has recommended that the Florida Commission on Ethics dismiss allegations of sexual harassment against Lantana Mayor David Stewart.

Administrative Law Judge Cathy M. Sellers, in her official Recommended Order to the Commission on Ethics filed on Dec. 16, wrote that Stewart did not violate…


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Boca Raton: Council unanimously approves agreement for Virgin Trains station

By Mary Hladky

Boca Raton soon will be home to a Virgin Trains station.

The City Council unanimously voted in favor of an agreement on Dec. 10 that allows construction of a one-story station and 455-space parking garage on city-owned land east of the Downtown Library that the for-profit rail company will lease for $1 per year.

“Tonight was a great win for Boca Raton,” Mayor Scott Singer said after the vote.

“I think it is phenomenal,” said Virgin…


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Boca's cultural ambassador turns 70: Art museum showcases growth, diversity during anniversary

‘Marty’s Cube’ by sculptor Tony Rosenthal is in the entrance courtyard of Boca Raton Museum of Art at Mizner Park.

By Gretel Sarmiento

Dressed up in two trendy exhibitions, Boca Raton Museum of Art kicked off its 70th birthday party last month with the…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on December 4, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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