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Delray Beach: City responds to amended Atlantic Crossing complaint

By Jane Smith

    

    Delray Beach officials took the high road when responding to the second amended complaint filed by the Atlantic Crossing developers in federal court for the Southern District of Florida.

    The response, filed Dec. 14, kept to the legal issues of the complaint and why it should be dismissed. Many, the response said, were not ready to be heard, failed to state a cause of action or follow proper procedures when suing a municipality.

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Letter to the Editor: Ban would hurt collectors, not help animals

    In your last issue, I read a letter submitted by Ed Harris of the National Humane Society. In it he suggests that the collection of ivory is a barbaric, horrendous and shameful hobby that should be ended.

    It is well-known that his group is attempting to ban all sales of any object made wholly or in part from animal ivory. This would include antiquities purchased legally by passionate and responsible collectors. Such a ban would render their collections worthless.

    This…

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Delray Beach: Restraint called for in redo of ‘Central Park’

By Jane Smith

    

    After months of butting heads on the future of the Old School Square grounds, the City Commission and Community Redevelopment Agency board sat down and agreed to redo the process to upgrade the green space, often called the “Central Park” of Delray Beach.

    “Keep it simple,” Mayor Cary Glickstein said. “Don’t let the designers and architects drive the process,” he added, recalling the message delivered by Fred Kent at a Town Hall lecture…

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Delray Beach: Missing details continue to vex iPic theater proposal

By Jane Smith



    Drama continues to swirl around the iPic movie theater as it makes its way through the Delray Beach approval process.

    The proposed luxury movie theater just south of the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Federal Highway will have to return to the city’s Site Plan Review and Appearance Board. The site plan was tabled Dec. 16 because it lacked details allowing the members to judge whether the project meets the city code for such areas as…

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Delray Beach: City’s planning review to cast a wide net

By Jane Smith

    

    Delray Beach is starting an ambitious review of its comprehensive plan, Planning and Zoning Director Tim Stillings told commissioners at their second December meeting. The revision will take nearly two years to complete, he said.

    The plan, required by Florida law, must be evaluated every seven years, he said. The last evaluation was finished in 2008.

    Since then, in 2011 the state Legislature repealed part of the law that…

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Delray Beach: City moves to join coastal urban greenway

The Delray Beach portion of the East Coast Greenway (green line)

next goes to the Florida Department of Transportation for approval.

Map provided…

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Delray Beach: Tree canopy to get better protection

By Jane Smith

    

    The city strengthened the future of its tree canopy in December by toughening an ordinance protecting shade trees.

    The first change was renaming the ordinance, last revised in 2008 and formerly called the Tree Ordinance. It is now known as Tree Preservation, Protection, Enforcement and Maintenance.

    The next change will bring the job of protecting specimen trees under the planning and zoning director, instead of the chief…

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Obituary: Virginia Wesley Courtenay

By Emily J. Minor



    DELRAY BEACH — Virginia Wesley Courtenay, a prominent interior designer who, in her 40 years in town, redecorated everything from the Florida governor’s mansion to a neighbor’s tiny kitchen, died Nov. 29 at her home under hospice care. She recently had turned 80.…

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Business Spotlight: Beachcomber Art gallery — a glittering potpourri of shell-covered art

Debbie Brookes stands next to a shell-covered mermaid in her Beachcomber Art gallery in Delray Beach.

INSET BELOW: A shell-covered swordfish.

Tim Stepien/The…

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Grand opening: Sunflower Creative Arts, Delray Beach – Nov. 14

Parents, students and city officials attended the celebratory welcoming of the learning facility’s new campus.

During the event, families planted sunflower seeds, made clay ‘peace seeds’ and contributed to community…

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Holiday Trunk Show: The Seagate Hotel & Spa, Delray Beach – Dec. 1-3

Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club celebrated its 13th-annual fundraising event,

which generated about $85,000 to support programming for more than 400 local children.…

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Health and Harmony: Yoga nidra brings inner peace

Simple practice

relaxes body, eases mind…

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Secret Gardens: Church’s garden a source of bounty, joy for Delray Beach

Candy Evans waters her plot at Cason Community Garden. She and a friend got the garden started

in 2008 with 20 gardeners and 2,500 square feet; now there are 40 participants

and 5,000 square…

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On the Water: Input being sought on ways to protect Florida’s precious reefs

A porkfish swims through elkhorn coral, a threatened species, on a reef off Pompano Beach.

South Florida coral reefs face threats from pollution, anchor damage, high water temperatures

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Private school soccer championship: Seacrest Field, Delray Beach – Dec. 9

Gulf Stream School students celebrate after winning their fourth consecutive division title

against rival St. Vincent Ferrer, which was previously undefeated. Gulf Stream School goalie Tyler Zankl (center)…

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Obituary: R. Scott Morrison

By Ron Hayes



    DELRAY BEACH — As chairman of the Boca Raton Resort & Club and director of Discover Palm Beach County, R. Scott Morrison helped pass a penny bed tax to benefit local cultural organizations.

    In 1982, its first year, $1,251,000 was collected.…

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Birthday celebration: Wright by the Sea, Delray Beach – Nov. 22

For more than  60 years, Wright by the Sea has been a favorite hotel destination in Delray Beach.

The founder’s daughter, Gay Wright Vela, celebrated her 80th birthday with family and friends.…

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Along the Coast: Developer Pugliese begins jail sentence

By Dan Moffett

 

    At the height of his influence a decade ago, Delray Beach-based developer Anthony Pugliese III oversaw the biggest land deal in Central Florida since Disney World and sat on Palm Beach County’s Judicial Nominating Commission that selects local judges.

    The day before Thanksgiving, the 68-year-old Gulf Stream resident stood before one of those judges and asked for a bit of…

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Business Spotlight: For the Liguoris, real estate is a family affair

Premier Estate Properties business partner Carmen D’Angelo Jr. (far left),

with family members (l-r) Gerard, Laura, Antonio, Pascal and Joseph Liguori.

Photo provided…

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Environment: Residents begin to tackle invasive plants overwhelming the beaches

Nate Kinbacher, manager of The Bridgehampton, hacks away at invasive Brazilian pepper plants

along the dunes in Delray Beach. His friend Jason Davis assists.…

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