By Tim Pallesen
Get out the green confetti but not the green beer — the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a go for next year without alcohol.
Delray Beach commissioners have approved the March 15 event with a $31,273 cost for the promoter.
The fate of the 46th annual parade became uncertain last May when commissioners said they were being asked by downtown merchants to reduce the number of special events that close Atlantic Avenue.
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office URGES Fireworks Safety
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Revelers enjoy their beer during this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Delray Beach. The city wants to ban alcohol from next year’s parade. Local businesses want to limit events such as the parade that closes Atlantic Avenue to traffic.…Continue
More than 60 animals — mostly dogs, but one cat — came out and strutted their stuff at the 12th Annual Easter Bonnet Pet Parade on March 30 in Delray Beach.
They competed in categories such as most frou-frou, traditional, original, tropical, tiniest teacup, owner-pet look-alike and best-in-show. Money raised from the event benefitted Animal Rescue Force.…
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The 45th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Delray Beach held on March 16 hosted firefighters from across the state, country and the world. Organizers estimated a crowd of over 100,000 watched from the sides of the 14-block parade route on Atlantic Avenue. …Continue
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The Spirit of Giving Network Holiday Gift Drive Collection Party took place at the home of Bob Sheets and Debbie Linstrom (above), where, in a single evening, hundreds of gifts poured in and more than $7,000 in cash was donated to support the annual outreach…Continue
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Family and friends of Michael J. Metcalf honor him with a granite bench on Veterans Day during a memorial service at Veterans Memorial Park in Boynton Beach. Metcalf, an Army private first class, died in April trying to save four other soldiers while in Afghanistan as…Continue
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October 18, 2012: The City of Delray Beach wants everyone to have a safe and fun Halloween. It is one of the most exciting times of the year for children, but sometimes the most hectic for parents. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) encourages parents to review…Continue
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By Margie Plunkett
Ocean Ridge had full police coverage in county parks for the July Fourth holiday week, protected by marked and unmarked patrol cars, marine patrols, motorcycle officers and even a helicopter as the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office responded to requests to step up efforts against crime.
“We had no incidents,” said Ocean Ridge Police Chief Chris Yannuzzi, who added, “We greatly appreciated” the effort.
Both Ocean Ridge and…
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Lina Roche, an eighth-grader at St. Mark Catholic School, checks the depth of the sea grape tree she planted with classmate Katelyn Guinan at Boynton Beach’s Oceanfront Park in Ocean Ridge on April 26. The Arbor Day event memorialized surfer and environmentalist…Continue
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By Antigone Barton
There’s something about tea: Soothing and restoring, a comfort and a tradition, it provides both a lull and a lift to the day. Let fathers celebrate their day with tee times, Mother’s Day tea is an occasion for finger food and flowers.
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12/3 - Winterfest Lantana is presented by the Greater Lantana Chamber of Commerce and Palm Beach School for Autism at the Lantana Sports Complex on Lantana Road just east of I-95. Rides, food, crafts, Santa, entertainment and more. Noon-midnight. Free. 585-8664.
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Here are 10 holiday safety tips from the Boca Raton Police Department:
1. Minimize the amount of cash and the number of debit or credit cards you carry.
2. Keep gift cards close and secure. They are easily redeemable and difficult to recover once they are stolen.
3. If you are shopping with small children, have a plan in place if you are separated. Teach them to get help from a store clerk or a police officer.
4. Stay alert and avoid talking on your cell phone while walking…
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Volunteers gather with hand-made holiday items in the Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church in Delray Beach on Nov. 12. The church’s Holiday Craft Sale continues 10 am-3 pm Tuesdays and Saturdays through Dec. 17 at the church’s Bronson House, 33 Gleason Street. For information, call 276-6338. Photo…Continue
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Coastal Star food writer, Jan Norris, lists restaurants and places serving turkey (and vegetarian) on Thursday. Check it out at:
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