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7960705895?profile=originalLinda Geller-Schwartz, shown here in her office, was recognized by the county chapter

of the National Organization for Women for her community service.

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By Rich Pollack
    
    Linda Geller-Schwartz has made standing up fo

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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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7960706481?profile=originalTracy Gunn’s soap business in Delray Beach has projected annual sales of more than $12 million.

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By Rich Pollack

    Before she brought her burgeoning handcrafted soaps, bath bombs and scrubs business to South Florida, Tra

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7960700867?profile=originalBen Hicks uses his photos to raise awareness of sea turtles.

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7960700884?profile=originalA photo by Hicks showing a green sea turtle coming to the surface to breathe.

By Rich Pollack

    Ben Hicks knows when sea turtles don’t mind him swimming besid

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7960704859?profile=originalPeter and Carmel Baronoff believe in giving back to the community.

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By Amy Woods
    
    He serves on the board of trustees for Boca Raton Regional Hospital, chairs its medical staff review committee and runs one of the largest health ca

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7960685076?profile=originalHarry Adwar volunteers at the Caring Kitchen, a hot-meal program in Delray Beach.

He does cooking, cleaning and raises money for the organization.

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By Rich Pollack

    Harry Adwar knows what it’s like to go to bed hungry.

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7960689281?profile=originalThen-Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel prodded the city to donate land for a community garden in 2010.

Since then, the Junior League of Boca Raton has managed and supported the garden,

which has 97 plots that are leased to city residents.

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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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7960684300?profile=original Architect Doug Mummaw sits before a rendering of the new Royal Palm Place, which he calls

‘classical architecture with a modern interpretation.’ Mummaw, whose office is in the plaza,

has done nearly all of his work in his native Boca Raton.

Tim Step

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Health and Harmony: Feeding a need

7960679501?profile=originalSherry Johnson speaks with customers at the center’s Secret Garden Café.

Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

7960680072?profile=originalDonald Godfrey loads meals he delivers for homebound seniors as Michelle Davis White,

senior Veggie Mobile program director, helps at the

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7960675479?profile=originalJeannine Morris, left, and Bonnie Boroian are co-chairs of the fourth annual Hope Bash Boca on Oct. 28.

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By Maria Puleo

    Jeannine Morris and Bonnie Boroian, Highland Beach neighbors and friends for more than 10 years, have a common p

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7960676469?profile=originalRob Steele, who is one year into his job as president and chief executive officer of Old School Square

in Delray Beach, stands with ‘Field of Blue’ at the square. The sculpture, unveiled in 1996,

is of a boy holding a U.S. flag and honors people in u

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7960662256?profile=originalPeter Gary hopes that he and his dance partner, Pam Casanave, will be able to raise

more than $200,000 for the George Snow Scholarship Fund.

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By Amy Woods
    
    He served in the Marine Corps for eight years and has sev

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7960664454?profile=original‘The accomplishments are not generated by the manager but by the commissioners,᾿

says William Thrasher, Gulf Stream town manager.

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By Dan Moffett  

    Gulf Stream ranks high on a short list of South Florida communities th

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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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7960661852?profile=originalSusan Oyer stands on Ocean Avenue where her father had a real estate/insurance office.

The plaque honors Charles Pierce, the Barefoot Mailman.

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By Lucy Lazarony

    Boca Raton Community Middle School teacher Susan Oyer t

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