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The New Norton

The 78-year-old museum is set to reopen after a 59,000-square-foot expansion that reorients its entrance and adds a sculpture garden

The 19-foot-tall Typewriter Eraser, Scale X, by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, stands in…

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Philanthropy Notes: Place of Hope leader assists governor on health care

Place of Hope CEO Charles Bender III was named to the advisory committee on health and wellness for new Gov. Ron DeSantis and Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez.

Bender, who has more than 25 years of professional experience protecting children and families in Palm Beach County and beyond, was picked to guide the new administration via his skills in the areas of…

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‘Lady in Red’ Gala: The Breakers, Palm Beach — Jan. 4

A record attendance of nearly 700 guests filled the dance floor — and, in fact, all of the Ponce de Leon Ballroom — singing and swaying as legendary artist Diana Ross performed. A little while later, the same guests rolled in their seats with laughter watching superstar comedian Rita Rudner. More than $1 million was raised for…

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Induction ceremony: Royal Palm Yacht Club, Boca Raton — Nov. 6

First Care Women’s Clinic recognized its most faithful supporters at a special reception that welcomed them into the new Imago Dei Society. The Imago Dei Society includes those who are committed…

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Community Impact Awards & Reception: Broken Sound Club, Boca Raton — Nov. 8

The Faulk Center for Counseling celebrated its annual gathering to honor local leaders John Crean, Pam Leal and Pamela Higer Polani. Proceeds from the event provide free and low-cost services to…

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Award presentation: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton — Nov. 2

Florida Atlantic University recognized Robert F. Kennedy Jr. with the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Making Waves Award. The award, presented during a lecture with the activist, attorney and author, was given in honor of Kennedy’s public engagement. ‘Kennedy represents the values we cherish in our democracy and…

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Renovation celebration" Elks Club, Delray Beach — Jan. 12

Members and guests of the Elks Lodge 1770 in Delray Beach ceremonially reopened the extensively renovated lodge. The $400,000 project added new flooring and carpeting, reinvented the bar and put in a fresh stage and sound system, among other changes. Roger Cope, an architect, did the design work pro bono. ABOVE:…

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Empty Bowls: Old School Square, Delray Beach — Dec. 2

Thanks to more than 1,000 guests who attended the third annual fundraiser, the Palm Beach County Food Bank will continue its mission to feed hungry people this season. The family-friendly event invited supporters to ‘eat simply, so others can simply eat.’ Participants shared in a basic meal of water, bread and soup, and each…

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Pay it Forward: AVDA fundraiser to focus on MeToo with address from founder

Co-chairs Anne Vegso and Jeannette DeOrchis both have pins recognizing their volunteer work on behalf of abuse victims. Photo provided

By Amy Woods



Two leaders of South County’s philanthropic community have stepped up to co-chair this year’s Heart of a Woman Luncheon in Boca…

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Reception: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach — Dec. 5

Palm Beach residents James and Sue Patterson were guests of honor during a pre-concert event for supporters of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation. Prior to the Prism Concert, the school’s annual holiday affair, the Pattersons were lauded for underwriting it, giving nearly 400 music students the opportunity to perform in…

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Be A Sweet Dream Maker celebration: Private home, Boca Raton — Dec. 14

Family and friends gathered at the home of Neil and Doris Gillman to raise money to provide beds for children in need. More than 200 supporters of Sweet Dream Makers turned out for the affair and helped raise $200,000-plus. Since incorporating in 2016, the organization has donated 2,500 beds for youths. Studies…

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The Plate: Breakfast with a view

The Plate: Cracker Jack

The Place: Kona Bay Café, 310 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana; 429-3606 or konabaycafe.com.

The Price: $6

The Skinny: This is one of life’s little bargains — two eggs (any style), two strips of bacon, served with your choice of side and toast,…

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Dining: Boynton restaurants pleased with new spots in Riverwalk project

By Jan Norris

They’re playing shuffle-the-restaurants in the plaza on Woolbright at South Federal Highway.

It’s Phase 1 of the Isram Realty project Riverwalk, in progress at the southeast corner of the intersection where the old Winn-Dixie once served the neighborhood.

The Bond & Smolders bakery, popular for its quiche and almond croissants, has just reopened around the corner from Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts — directly across the parking lot…

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Delray Beach Club at 50

Dress is more casual and more activities are family-oriented, but club remains a prized spot for seaside dining and social functions 

NOW: Lunch at the Delray Beach Club means an ocean view and conversation for (clockwise from front left) Gwen…

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Health Notes: Large gifts boost Boca Hospital campaign’s $250 million launch

A seven-story tower for patients is the centerpiece of the hospital’s expansion plans. Rendering provided

Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s $250 million campaign, launched in mid-January, is off to a good start.…

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On the Water: Kite fishing can be productive on breezy winter days

Capt. Nick Cardella holds one of his favorite fishing kites, an SFE light-wind

kite, during a kite-fishing seminar. Photos by Willie Howard/The Coastal Star

By Willie Howard

Anyone who has fished the ocean off Palm Beach County — or even observed fishing…

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Health & Harmony: Bethesda fundraiser finds new device can save lives — including her own

Paula Henderson was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer

on a new 3-D mammography unit. Photo provided

By Joyce Reingold

In fall 2017, Paula Henderson, special events and communications director for the Bethesda Hospital Foundation, met with…

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Finding Faith: Classes offer help with money, dreams

By Janis Fontaine

Do you think of God every time you open your purse or wallet, enter an ATM or use your credit card online? Is it a prayer that the transaction goes through? Do you feel sick to your stomach or have a tension headache because you and money aren’t getting along?

The Rev. Gregory Barrette, senior minister and chief executive officer of Unity of Delray Beach Church since October, says lots of us have money issues, and some of us have relationships…

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Religion Notes: Couple helps other couples connect through laughter

Laura and Jay Laffoon, self-described ‘marriage edu-tainers,’

will perform Feb. 17 in Boca Raton. Photo provided

Some people think a sense of humor is one of the most important characteristics in a mate, and Jay and Laura Laffoon have put that to the test during 30 years of…

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Secret Garden: Nonprofit group plants trees to build, enhance, feed communities

By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

When you think of a tree, chances are you envision a trunk with some foliage at the top that might shade your yard, become a home to birds and other wildlife, or provide your family with such sweet treats as mangoes or starfruit.

But when Mark Cassini and Matt Shipley see that…

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