Manalapan Election: Commission Seat 1 | Commission Seat 5
By Steve Plunkett Continue
Feeling pinched by Robert’s Rules of Order and Florida’s Sunshine Law, town commissioners will hold what they hope is a less structured strategy session this…
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David S. Cheifetz - 127 votes, 57.47%
Kelly S. Gottlieb - 94 votes, 42.53%
Manalapan Election: Commission Seat 5
Manalapan: Commissioners plan less formal… Continue
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By Paula Detwiller
When pro tennis player John Hajek of the Czech Republic steps to the service line, he signals 16-year-old Even Baklid of Highland Beach to toss him a couple of balls.
Baklid responds immediately, then quickly resumes his position against the back wall: hands clasped behind him,… Continue
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By Thomas R. Collins
A recent workshop meant to refocus the city on invigorating its downtown offered up a stew of ideas, with a decent helping of Boynton-style controversy to spice it up.
Redevelopment officials, developers and commissioners talked about creating a consistent theme to the downtown, broached the idea of narrowing Boynton Beach Boulevard, and a possible new complex of apartments at Boynton Beach Boulevard and Federal Highway.
The three-hour evening affair… Continue
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By Margie Plunkett
Lantana has reached a lease deal with the Dune Deck Café that will give the town control of the beach pavilion in exchange for letting the restaurant build and run an outdoor bar.
The town intends to rent out the pavilion, which it restored five or six years ago, for events such as birthdays, weddings and picnics, Town Manager Mike Bornstein said.
The Dune Deck Café’s outdoor bar would be in the area south of the restaurant between the Marine Safety… Continue
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By Linda Haase
The beat goes on.
And the tunes can go on an hour later at restaurants, including Banana Boat and Two Georges, which are now permitted to have live music until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight on Fridays, Saturdays and holidays.
However, the new ordinance, passed unanimously by the Boynton Beach City Commission Feb. 15, maintains the prior 60-decibel limit during those hours.
Restaurant owners also must obtain an annual permit to feature… Continue
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By Ron Hayes
DELRAY BEACH —Doris Brady saw a lot of the world in her 94 years.
With her husband, she explored South America. They camped across Europe, visited Greece and toured Nepal. They drove across Monument Valley in the days when that was a risky ride.
But the trip that left her stranded in… Continue
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By Liz Best Continue
OCEAN RIDGE — Michael N. Pettinicchi of Ocean Ridge died Feb. 16. He was 90 years old.
Born in Lucito, Italy, Mr. Pettinicchi grew up in Waterbury, Conn. He and his wife, Elizabeth, raised their three children in Cheshire, Conn.
He was a World War II veteran, a retired U.S. Army colonel and a senior tax examiner for the state of Connecticut. Later he was a partner in Michael J. Pappa Associates and Waterbury Beef Foodland Supermarket.
The Pettinicchis …
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By Emily J. Minor
DELRAY BEACH — Katherine Novello Capone, who lived to be more than 100 years old and was up and about until a month before her death, died Feb. 12 at her home. She would have turned 101 in September.
A family woman who had been widowed since 1982, Mrs. Capone loved her Florida life — and she loved being close to her son and grandchildren, said Susan Capone, Mrs. Capone’s daughter-in-law.
“She loved cooking, and she loved her son and grandchildren,” said Susan… Continue
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BRINY BREEZES — Nancy C. Brehm of Nashua, N.H., and Briny Breezes, died on Jan. 28 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, N.H., after a long illness. She was 64.
Born on June 7, 1946, in Cambridge, Mass., she was a graduate of Perry Normal School in Boston, Mass., and Rivier College in Nashua. She… Continue
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South Palm Beach Mayor Don Clayman conducts the Feb. 5 performance of the Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches… Continue
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Dr. Januariusz Styperek (left), Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, and Lady Blanka Rosenstiel visit St. Andrews Club near Gulf Stream on Feb. 10. Walesa was the featured guest. Photo by Peter W.… Continue
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The Sandoway House Nature Center’s Dancing with the Sandoway Stars annual gala was held on Feb. 5 at the Ocean Club in Ocean Ridge. The gala raised a record $40,000 through silent and live auctions and ticket sales. The gala was dedicated to the memory of Alieda Riley, a Sandoway House founder and longtime supporter… Continue
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Anita and Sid Eagle, married 69 years, were among 10 couples who renewed their wedding vows on Valentine’s Day at The Carlisle Palm Beach in Lantana. Cantor Bill Wood presided. Photo… Continue
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Scott Koedel and Christel Fredrikson-Koedel of Harbour Drive in Ocean Ridge are pleased to announce the arrival of their firstborn, Katniss Alina Koedel, at 12:12 p.m., on Feb. 21. Katniss was 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and 21 inches in length.
She is a bona fide Ocean Ridge resident,… Continue
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Briny Breezes resident Chuck Foland hands off his first great-granddaughter Kara Knapp to his granddaughter Lisa Knapp during the Briny Breezes bazaar on Feb. 19, where he joked that the baby was not for sale. Photo by Jerry… Continue
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The Girls Varsity Basketball Team at Trinity Lutheran School in Delray Beach concluded the season with a 17-2 record. Trinity finished undefeated to win the DBPL Conference title and posted an undefeated season in the Northern Gold Coast Lutheran Schools Athletic Conference — all with only seven girls on the team all… Continue
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Frankie Stevens, 67, helped organize the Sacred Heart Angels to raise money for Sacred Heart School north of downtown Lake Worth. The group also helps with paperwork, answering phones and bandaging knees. Photo by Jean Hart Howard… Continue
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Skiers take to the slopes in British Columbia. Local dentist Ted Ritota has partnered with a heli-sking company that flies people by helicopter to ski sites. Photos courtesy of Ted Ritota
By Dianna Smith Continue
Everyone has heard of skiing — and the glamorous resorts…
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For the 10th year, the Achievement Centers for Children & Families is offering its renowned home tour, which gives a peek into some of the unique homes in the downtown Delray Beach area. This year’s featured area is the Seagate neighborhood, five blocks south of Atlantic Avenue between A1A and the Intracoastal. The tour is a huge community favorite, drawing more than 600 people, and is the achievement center’s major fundraiser.
Advance tickets are a must.
Foundation executive… Continue
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