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Meet Your Neighbor: Greg Harrison

7960732298?profile=originalLinda and Greg Harrison of South Palm Beach hold a few of the permanent residents of The Bird & Exotic Hospital in Greenacres. Pictured are Peeps, a yellow budgie; Jake, a Mexican redhead parrot, and Baby, a Congo African grey parrot. Tim Stepien/The

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Meet Your Neighor: James Blumenfeld

7960720889?profile=originalJames Blumenfeld, co-owner of Meridian Art Experience in Delray Beach’s Pineapple Grove,

displays works mainly from local artists and offers services for collectors.

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    James Blumenfeld and business partner Susan Romain

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Meet Your Neighbor: Dorinda Burroughs

7960701272?profile=originalDorinda Burroughs and her therapy dog, Ginny, work with children

in the after-school program at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Delray Beach.

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    Dorinda Burroughs dedicated much of her career to improving children’s live

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Meet Your Neighbor: Acklen Dunning

7960701885?profile=originalAcklen Dunning of Delray Beach displays jewelry from her new line of collar necklaces.

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    Eight years ago, when Acklen Dunning fell in love with a beautiful gemstone necklace that she saw in a fashion magazine, she had a

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Meet Your Neighbor: Billy Himmelrich

7960673294?profile=originalBilly Himmelrich cuts waste in his Delray Beach-based bakery by donating to the Palm Beach County Food Bank.

Himmelrich and his wife, Shelly, are co-chairs of Empty Bowls Delray Beach, a fundraiser for the food bank.

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Meet Your Neighbor: Maria Abbenante

7960673273?profile=originalMaria Abbenante and her son Angelo pause inside Lynora’s Restaurant on Clematis Street

in West Palm Beach. Maria and her husband, Rafaelle, who live in Point Manalapan, came out

of retirement in 2014 to open the eatery with Angelo. Maria shuns canned

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Meet Your Neighbor: Dick Schmidt

7960657884?profile=originalDick Schmidt drew heavily on his experiences in the Caribbean and as a sailor and pilot

when writing his book, The Boy and the Dolphin.

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    Accountant. Developer. Pilot. Sailor. Philanthropist.
    Dick Schmidt of Boca Ra

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Meet Your Neighbor: Danielle Rosse

7960650654?profile=originalDanielle Rosse at her Oceans 234 restaurant in Deerfield Beach.

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    One of the first things Danielle Rosse, then 19, did when she arrived in South Florida 16 years ago was to take a job as a waitress at the Ranch House,

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Meet Your Neighbor: Kim Beaumont

7960633885?profile=originalKim Beaumont’s CPA practice is in Boynton Beach.

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    Most people dread the tax season, but one of Kim Beaumont’s favorite things to do is “a big, juicy, complicated tax return, with all kinds of problems.”
    “I’m an ana

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