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Paws up for Pets: Delray library to host pets of all stripes for week of kindness to animals

Looking for a fun portrait of your pet? You can get one on May 8 at the Delray Beach Public Library.  Photo provided

By Arden Moore

Walk into the Delray Beach Public Library between May 4 and…

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Keeping the Promise event: Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Boca Raton — April 10

ABOVE: Celebrating the groundbreaking are (l-r) Marilyn Barry, Stanley Barry, Andrea Levine O’Rourke, Christine E. Lynn, Michelle Maros, Richard Schmidt, Barbara Schmidt, Mayor Scott Singer, Mark Larkin and Jerry Fedele. Rendering and photo provided…

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Health & Harmony: Know your BP: Doctors emphasize education, prevention first

By Joyce Reingold

Blood pressure monitoring is a routine part of most doctors’ office visits, yet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 adults with hypertension is unaware of it. Left untreated, hypertension can lead to heart disease, stroke and a host of other…

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Secret Garden: Native plants thrive at Ocean Ridge Town Hall

ABOVE: Native plants such as Fakahatchee grass, dune sunflower, dwarf Yaupon holly, necklace pod and golden creeper dominate the entranceway to Ocean Ridge Town Hall.

By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

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Earth Day: Farmworkers Children’s Center, Boynton Beach — April 22

K-8 students participating in the center’s after-school programs perform weeding before an Earth Day planting event. Children at the In the Pines North complex began pulling weeds when the maintenance crew had to attend to another project. ‘This has been an eye opener as the students are enthralled by the books they…

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Tots & Teens: Science Center’s brain exhibit details what goes on in our gray matter

Sean Duhaney looks at the brain and spine exhibit that is part of  Journey Through the Human Brain.  Photo provided

By Janis Fontaine…

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Grand opening celebration: American Heritage School, Delray Beach — April 10

Bill Nye, the ‘Science Guy,’ helped American Heritage School dedicate a new $8 million building for its scholastic programs that promote science research, engineering and robotics.  During the festivities, the science educator, television presenter, author and inventor met…

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Celebrating reading: Gulf Stream School, Gulf Stream — April 24

Children’s book author and poet Kwame Alexander made his second appearance at Gulf Stream School in the past three years to celebrate reading and to inspire children to write. The award-winning author has more than 30 titles to his credit.…

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On the Water: It’s tournament time for saltwater anglers

ABOVE: Capt. Carl Torresson of the Slob City fishing team holds aloft the 47.2-pound kingfish that won biggest fish  honors and $14,200 in the…

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Pay it Forward: Sea Coast Toast goes virtual

Brandon Canute, development manager for Friends of Gumbo Limbo, had the idea to raise money without planning a big event. Canute works with Emily Mirowski, a sea turtle rehabilitation technician at Gumbo Limbo. Photo provided…

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Helen K. Persson Society Luncheon: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach — March 27

Supporters of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts gathered in the Center’s Gimelstob Ballroom in the Cohen Pavilion for a special luncheon honoring members of the Helen K. Persson Society. The event celebrated supporters of the Endowment Fund for their confidence, trust and investment in the Kravis…

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Brian Piccolo Awards: Arturo’s, Boca Raton — April 6

UNICO’s Highland Beach Chapter hosted its annual

Brian Piccolo Awards dinner and honored two outstanding high school seniors. The

awards were presented by UNICO chapters throughout…

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Boston Marathon: Boston — April 15

Melissa Perlman finished her first Boston Marathon in 3:00:09, the 174th woman overall. This was a personal best by nine minutes for Perlman, who lives and works in Delray Beach. She is the founder and president of BlueIvy Communications, a public relations and communications agency. Photo…

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Philanthropy Notes: Impact 100 awards more than $500,000 in grants

Award winners gather following the grand awards celebration…

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Monopoly Event & Casino Night: Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club — April 13

Supporters of Boca Helping Hands passed go at the 13th annual Monopoly event in Boca Raton. The party, co-chaired by LouAnn Such and Dale Workman, attracted more than 250 guests, with Connor Jimenez crowned Monopoly champion. The evening included hors d’oeuvres and dinner, silent and live auctions, casino gaming and…

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Real Men Bake: Elks Lodge, Delray Beach — April 8

Held for the first time at the Delray Beach Elks Lodge, Real Men Bake included sweet and savory delights from close to 20 celebrity chefs, including police officers, community leaders and students from Atlantic High School. The 1960s-themed event benefited the Woman’s Club of Delray Beach and included music, dancing…

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The Plate: Poultry with Mediterranean flair

The Plate: Chicken kebab

The Place: Sofra, 821 Lake Ave., downtown Lake Worth; 557-2917.

The Price: $15…

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Dining: Pineapple Grove’s newest Italian restaurant boasts chef’s family recipes

ABOVE: Suzanne Perrotto envisions her new restaurant as a gathering place with communal seating and food sharing. Photo provided by LibbyVision

By Jan Norris

Chef Suzanne Perrotto has tapped into her mother,…

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Love of Literacy Luncheon: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach — April 4

The 28th annual luncheon raised more than $200,000 for the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County's child, adult and family literacy programs. Bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard headlined the event. Mitchard has written dozens of novels, including The Deep End of the Ocean. ABOVE: Caron Dockerty, Mitchard…

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Council of Catholic Women — Woman of the Year: Delray Beach Club — April 16

St. Lucy Catholic Church’s annual luncheon for the Council of Catholic Women met to honor Woman of the Year award winner Pat Piller and to review its fundraising efforts for Birthline, food and clothing drives for migrant workers and laborers, and more throughout the year. The event also featured a Sleeves 2 Go…

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