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Delray Beach: To pay or not to pay, that is the parking question

By Tim Pallesen

    Delray Beach city commissioners and downtown merchants both appear to be split over whether the city should charge for downtown parking at night.

    The city’s Parking Management Advisory Board wants parking meters that charge $2 an hour starting at 5 p.m. on the streets closest to the city’s Atlantic Avenue shopping and entertainment district.

    The same parking fee would be charged at city parking garages. Rates would be $1.50…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Highland Beach: Revamped hotel’s name adds ‘Delray’ to add cachet

By Rich Pollack

    The landmark Holiday Inn Highland Beach is getting a facelift and a new name that will link the hotel to neighboring Delray Beach. 

    Town officials said they have been told the hotel, the only commercial property in the coastal town, will be renamed the Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach as early as this month.

    The change comes amid a multimillion-dollar renovation of the facility, built in 1971 and purchased in 1980 by…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Ukulele’s got a new buzz and folks are swarming to it

Roz and Bob Papell share a moment during the Delray Beach Public Library ‘Ukulele Get-Together.’

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star  

By Paula Detwiller

    “Don’t do…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Business Spotlight: At 80, Hand’s still changing to serve community

Kids help paint an Autism Speaks mural with fine artist Georgeta Fondos during Hand’s

80th Anniversary Art Open House at Hand’s Office & Art Supply in downtown Delray Beach.…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: City allows Arts Garage to buy its venue

By Tim Pallesen   

    Delray Beach’s excitement over the Arts Garage got a long-term commitment Dec. 10 when city commissioners approved a contract to sell the 10,000-square-foot facility to the arts group for $2.5 million.

    The Creative City Collaborative that operates the Arts Garage has until March 2016 to raise the money.

    “The City Commission recognized the value that the Arts Garage is to the city,” CCC board president Robert Schmier said…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 2, 2014 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Residents move to limit home-design choices

By Tim Pallesen    

    Coastal residents are moving ahead to tighten the design restrictions for new single-family homes in their area. 

    “The more restrictive you make this, the higher your property values will be,” Mayor Cary Glickstein, a developer,  told residents at the Dec. 12 annual meeting of the Beach Property Owners Association.

    Single-family neighborhoods near the ocean already have guidelines that architects must follow to design a…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 2, 2014 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Demand increases for reclaimed water for irrigation

By Sallie James

    Using treated wastewater for lawn irrigation was a hard sell seven years ago when Victor Majtenyi first became Delray Beach’s deputy director of public works. But water restrictions changed that perspective forever.

    “Now I can’t sell the product fast enough. It’s like gold,” Majtenyi said.

    The reason? Reclaimed water isn’t subject to water restrictions like potable water.  It’s also a little bit cheaper to use.

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Added by Chris Felker on January 2, 2014 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Highland Beach: While Delray considers fire-rescue options, town decisions on hold

By Rich Pollack

    Town leaders in Highland Beach want Delray Beach city officials to know how much they like the fire-rescue service the larger community provides to town residents at a cost just over $3 million annually — and they would like to keep it that way.

    While Delray Beach waits for a price quote from Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue to determine whether a county take over of its fire-rescue operations is feasible, Highland Beach officials are…

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Along the Coast: Beach projects move along, after weather-related delays

Dredge contractor Marinex Construction Inc. positions boats

to dredge material from near the Boca Raton Inlet to widen the beach to the south.

Tim…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 2, 2014 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Presentation of Bibles: Delray Medical Center – Dec. 18

On Dec. 18, the Knights of Columbus Blessed Mother Council No. 1333

of Emmanuel Catholic Church presented 15 Bibles

to Delray Medical Center.…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 2, 2014 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Golf: Dye’s renovation polishes gem of a golf course

The St. Andrews golf course greens were extensively renovated in 2013.

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By Steve Pike

    Geoffrey Hume looked across the practice tee at St. Andrews Club…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 2, 2014 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Paws Up for Pets: Battle against ‘puppy-mill’ dog sales comes to Delray

Pet lovers protest the sale of ‘puppy mill’ dogs at Waggs to Riches

on Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach.…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 2, 2014 at 11:55am — No Comments

Delray Beach: Maitre d’ closes book on 35 years at club

Michael Matriccino, Delray Beach Club maitre d’, welcomes a group of women

to lunch at the club, from which he is retiring after 35 years.…

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Added by Chris Felker on December 4, 2013 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Obituary: Marylew Cooper Redd

    DELRAY BEACH — Marylew Cooper Redd of Delray Beach passed away on Nov. 30. Mrs. Redd was born Aug. 13, 1935, in Abington, Pa., to the late Guy Manning Cooper and Dorothy Hughes Cooper. She was educated at Sweet Briar College, Va., and the University of Florence, Italy. 

    Mrs. Redd moved to Florida…

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Added by Chris Felker on December 4, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Coastal Star: Impact is felt when women unite for cause

Tandy Robinson hopes to make

a big impact on local charities

through her organization.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal…

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Added by Chris Felker on October 30, 2013 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: New design rules sought for beach homes

The Beach Property Owners Association says the design approved on this 18,612-square-foot home is imposing.…

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Added by Chris Felker on October 30, 2013 at 3:33pm — 2 Comments

Delray Beach: Closing of Regal Delray will leave movie-going gap

By Dan Moffett

    Moviegoers will say goodbye to an old friend this month when the Regal Delray Beach 18 Theater goes dark to make way for an LA Fitness center after a long run spanning three decades at the corner of Linton Boulevard and Federal Highway.

    “Yes, we will be closing in November,” said a theater employee, “but we don’t have an exact date yet.”

    Regal Entertainment Group corporate officers in Nashville, Tenn., and the operators of…

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Added by Chris Felker on October 30, 2013 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Cabana contract stays with current vendor

By Tim Pallesen   

    Remember that fuss about the cabana contract on Delray’s municipal beach? Forget about it.

    City commissioners voted 3-2 on Oct. 15 to keep their current vendor and stop debating about competitive bids to rent chairs and cabanas on the beach.

    “This whole process has embarrassed the city with the amount of time that’s been wasted,” Mayor Cary Glickstein said before the vote. “It makes us look like we’re Amateur Hour up…

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Added by Chris Felker on October 30, 2013 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Along the Coast: County quote sparks further fire-rescue talks

By Tim Pallesen

    Palm Beach County Fire Rescue says it can save Delray Beach taxpayers $500,000 a year by taking over fire-rescue services for the city. 

    Delray Beach asked for the price quote to see if the county could provide the same services for less than the city’s $23.6 million annual cost.

    “We have a quote that’s $500,000 less than the current budget, but there’s a lot more to it,” Delray Fire-Rescue Chief Danielle Connor…

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Added by Chris Felker on October 30, 2013 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Scenes of the Season: Of tricks and treats and Halloween fun

Photography by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

Lake Worth residents Anne Heggli (right) and Courtney Ricks take part in a Halloween volleyball game…

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Added by Chris Felker on October 30, 2013 at 2:05pm — No Comments

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