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Festival of the Arts Boca: Mizner Park Amphitheater / Cultural Arts Center, Boca Raton – March 6-15

The eighth annual arts, culture and music event assembled the biggest parade of stars in its history and featured the return of violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. ‘This year’s Festival of the Arts Boca was one of our best and most successful ever,’ said Charles Siemon, chairman and…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on April 30, 2014 at 10:24am — No Comments

Editor's Note: Families need support in dealing with Alzheimer’s theft of life

By Mary Thurwachter, Managing Editor

Loss has been a major player in my sister-in-law’s life over the past few years. In just about every case, Alzheimer’s was the culprit.

She lost her job as a paralegal. She gave up driving her car. Her ability to read music faded away and she began to struggle with even the most taken-for-granted of skills, like turning on the reading light above her piano or buttoning her blouse.    The list of things she can no longer do…


Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on January 30, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach Black & White Masquerade Gala, Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center — Sept. 15

Sue Wandersman, Michele Popper, Denise St. Patrick Bell, honoree Eliot Popper and Jean Evans. The gala raised more than $30,000 for the organization’s mission of providing homeownership opportunities to those in need.…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on October 3, 2012 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Boca Club Bridge closed for repairs until June 20

The Boca Club Bridge (Camino Real Road) over the Intracoastal Waterway (City of Boca Raton) is closed for bridge repairs  to all vehicle and traffic from 6 a.m, on May 26 to 6 p.m. on June 20. Traffic will be detoured via: U.S. 1, S.E. Mizner Boulevard, Palmetto Park Road and A1A.

Added by Mary Thurwachter on June 12, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Boca Raton: City moves to zone Ocean Strand recreational

By Steve Plunkett


For land that’s lain idle more than 17 years, Ocean Strand swirled into 2011 with a flurry of activity. 

• Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District Commissioner Dirk Smith met with the Federation of Boca Raton Homeowner Associations to invite ideas on what kind of park Ocean Strand should be. 

• Keep Your Boca Beaches Public submitted 1,522 signatures demanding that  “development for private uses…


Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on February 6, 2011 at 8:28am — No Comments

The Boca Resort & Club 85th Anniversary

The Boca Raton Resort & Club as it stand today.

The original Cloister built by Addison Mizner is at right.

Photo courtesy of the Boca Raton Resort & Club



Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on February 6, 2011 at 8:27am — No Comments

10 Questions: Meet Your Neighbor Jack Fox — Boca Raton



Jack Fox has piloted his own planes,

including this Beechcraft Baron, for

more than 50 years. He keeps this plane

at Boca Raton Airport
. Photos by Tim Stepien  …


Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on February 6, 2011 at 8:26am — No Comments

Boca Raton Resort & Club Timeline


In 1967, Arvida tears down part of the original

Cloister to build the tower. It is the tallest structure

between Tallahassee and Miami at the time.

Photo courtesy of the Boca Raton Resort &…


Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on February 6, 2011 at 8:24am — No Comments

Boca Raton: Interchange in future for I-95 and Spanish River

A new I-95 interchange at Spanish River Boulevard in Boca Raton has been officially adopted as a future development project by the Florida Department of Transportation.

So says County Commissioner Steven Abrams, who is a member of the Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Numerous traffic analyses performed during the past few years have shown that this segment of I-95 does not meet the required standards, mainly because of the high levels of congestion. 

“I have been…


Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on February 2, 2011 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Boca Raton: Mizner Park Cinema closed, but not for long

By Thom Smith


If you had hoped to catch a pre-Oscar screening of Black Swan or The Social Network at the Sunrise Cinemas 8 in Mizner Park, change your plans. The multiplex closed down in mid-January amid a wealth of rumors and misinformation.

This much is true: The cinema is closed. Furnishings and signage are gone, but it is expected to reopen in several months. The new tenant will be the original tenant,…


Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on February 2, 2011 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Boca Raton: City may assume ownership to get meters on Palmetto

By Steve Plunkett


The city, which last summer installed parking meters on Palmetto Park Road east of the Intracoastal Waterway, might now assume ownership of the road.

Palm Beach County, which owns the highway, told city officials it will not permit meters there, City Manager Leif Ahnell told City Council members in January. The alternative, Ahnell said, was for Boca Raton to take over the road, which would require repaving every…


Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on February 2, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Boca Raton: Makeover in store for Red Reef’s boardwalk

Red Reef Park’s splintery boardwalk is getting a 21st-century makeover. “They’ve been out there 30 years, and it’s time,’’ said Bob Langford, executive director of the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District. Low bidder for the Red Reef project was Hollywood-based Enco LLC, at $928,859. The firm will rebuild the coastal dune boardwalk, pavilions and four dune crossovers. 

Enco also will reconstruct a pavilion at James A. Rutherford Park on the west side of the Intracoastal for…


Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on February 2, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Editorial: Looking ahead to our cultural future

Another season is upon us, and that’s cause for celebration.

As writer Hap Erstein underscores in his report on the state of the arts in eastern Boca Raton and Highland Beach, our cultural leaders are cautiously optimistic in these times of economic strife.…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on September 30, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Editorial: New paper, same commitment

I don’t think I’m a snob. But, except on rare occasions, I don’t go west of I-95 or south of Linton to dine or shop.

I have friends who live south and west, but I don’t see them very often. I can’t explain it. I used to work in Miami Beach and in Boca Raton. My…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on September 2, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Coastal Boca Raton/Highland Beach: Store, gas station generators may ease aftermath of future storms

By Mary Thurwachter

Who can forget Hurricane Wilma, the menacing Category 3 storm of October 2005 that sneaked up on us from the southwest and left us without power for days?

Now here we are smack dab in the middle of another hurricane season that experts predict to be busier than usual and we wonder what, if anything, has changed to help us navigate another big storm.

There’s nothing we can do to prevent a hurricane from blowing our way, but some improvements have been made… Continue

Added by Scott Simmons on September 1, 2010 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Meet Your Neighbors: Joe and Winnie Pedalino

Joe and Winnie Pedalino may be retired, but they never quit working.

The couple, who live just north of the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, have volunteered for nearly 11 years at the educational and sea turtle rescue center, a place they think of as a second home.

And they love that others think of the center that way, too.

After 9/11, Winnie says she noticed an increase in visitors to the center.

“People felt more… Continue

Added by Scott Simmons on September 1, 2010 at 3:05pm — No Comments

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