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Lake Worth offers opportunities for shopping, dining

By Jan Norris

In our quest to help coastal residents replace businesses that will be cut off once the Ocean Avenue bridge in Lantana closes next month, here are those that can fill in for customers using the Lake Worth bridge.

These are just a few of the restaurants on this strip, so venture across and explore all the businesses just across the lake.



Eats

For a bakery replacement, there are several options in and around downtown…

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Lantana: Palm Beach Plein Air Artists

The Palm Beach Plein Air (fresh air) Artists converged on the grounds of the Old Key Lime House in  Lantana recently for a painting meet-up.  

ABOVE: Stan Dornfest of Boynton Beach adds finishing touches to his oil…

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Manalapan: Plaza del Mar Anniversay Celebration

When Plaza del Mar in Manalapan celebrated its 30th anniversary with a series of events that included fashion shows and musical performances, organizers turned to local chalk artist Jennifer Chapparo to create a vintage postcard effect on the grounds of the shopping center.…

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It came from the deep, maybe; washed ashore in Delray, definitely

By Antigone Barton

 

    The beach changes every day. The routine of Delray Beach residents Carolyn Hoffman and her husband does not.

    The Tennessee transplants walk the Delray shoreline at low tide, scanning the sand for trash and treasures.  

They have found, Hoffman…

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Briny Breezes: Dorothy Wilson retirement

Dorothy Wilson (left) served the residents of Briny Breezes in the office of Briny Breezes, Inc. for more than 30 years.  During her retirement party, one of her gifts was a hand-carved golf cart given to her by Ira and Joanne Friedman (right).  More than 300 residents showed…

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Manalapan/South Palm Beach: Targets of lawsuit could do better than anticipated

By Tim O’Meilia

and Steve Plunkett



    Manalapan and South Palm Beach town officials think they may emerge smelling like a rose from a dispute with the city of Lake Worth over payments for the operation of a regional sewer system.

    In August 2010, Lake Worth sued its seven municipal partners in the regional system — including Manalapan, South Palm Beach and Lantana — claiming it was owed $7 million for operation and maintenance of…

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Manalapan: iPads for Autism fundraiser

After seeing a Letter to the Editor in The Coastal Star, Sandy Roder hosted an ‘iPads for Autism’ fundraiser at her Manalapan home on Jan. 24. More than 30 guests attended, raising $10,000 for the autism program at Lantana Middle School. Pictured (l-r): Shelia Hammond;  Dr. Jody Thomas, autism…

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Meet Your Neighbor: Diana Nicosia — Gulf Stream

In the late 1990s, internationally acclaimed artist Diana Nicosia of Gulf Stream was waiting at the Rome airport for a delayed flight when she struck up a conversation with a man in a black suit sitting next to her. He turned out to be Cardinal John Foley, a former Philadelphia priest who…

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St. Joseph's Episcopal School LAPS event

St. Joseph’s Episcopal School recently had its annual LAPS event, hosted and planned by the Parent Organization. This event echoed the theme this year on campus — ‘live green,’  healthy living for the body and the community. Parents Rob and Aline LaBar, owners of the Boynton Beach Cross Fit Center, sponsored…

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Gulf Stream School International Day

Students at Gulf Stream School were treated in January to an international buffet as one of four hot-lunch days presented by the parents. Teachers use the meal to spin off lessons on the various countries and their ways of life, but for both kids and adults, the food is the highlight. Pictured, from…

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Tennis Friends

Enjoying lunch at The Living Room in Boynton Beach are (standing, l-r) Hedy Latimer, Judy Zeidel, Eileen Hertz, Susan Schechet and Sandy Jones; and (seated, l-r) Joan Ball, Diane Motta, and Angela Smith. The women — who live in West Palm Beach, South Palm Beach, Lake Worth,…

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Ryan and the Rockers inspired by the Beatles

Ryan and the Rockers band members (l-r) Chuck Henderson, Ryan Heidinger, Kenny Glass and Rit Johnson take the stage at Johnnie Brown’s in Delray Beach in late January. Photos by Kurtis Boggs

By Steve…

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Simplicity, comfort at home also can be elegant

By Christine Davis



    No muss. No fuss. Unlike many interior decorators, Suzanne Rheinstein prefers to keep decor pretty, comfortable and simple.

    Sharing the development of her design style, she’ll be speaking at the Crest Theatre in Delray Beach on Feb. 15 on  “At…

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‘Phantom of the Opera’ theme of 57th Annual Bethesda Ball

Davis Gaines, who performed the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera more than 2,000 times on Broadway as well as in Los Angeles and San Francisco, will perform a series of songs from the musical for guests of this year’s Bethesda Ball. Gaines will sing alongside Teri Bibb, who…

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Firstborn remains impressed with hospital

ABOVE: Jeffrey Errol Snow, the first baby born at Bethesda Memorial Hospital, yawns while his mother, Mrs. George Bernard Snow, receives an engraved sterling cup presented by Mrs. O.R. Tergesen, president of the hospital auxiliary.

By Paula Detwiller



    Jeffery Errol Snow…

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Meet the Co-Chairs

As chairs of the 57th Annual Bethesda Ball, Deborah and Harry Sargeant III of Gulf Stream are excited to be raising money for the hospital’s Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery equipment and training.

    “This equipment can see three-dimensionally inside the human body,” Deborah says.…

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Bethesda Ball celebrates, supports 65 years of hospital history

ABOVE: Bethesda Memorial Hospital opened in 1959 with 70 beds and 32 physicians.…

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Havana Nights: An Evening at the Tropicana

Gulf Stream School’s “Havana Nights: An Evening at the Tropicana” Underwriting Chairs (l-r) Jenn Forman, Lisa White, Therese Snyder and Sarah Foster are planning a fundraising party in February at the home of Therese and Barron Snyder in preparation for the April 21 event to benefit the school.…

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Laugh with the Library: Delray Beach Marriott, Delray Beach

2011 Laugh with the Library: (l-r) Becky Walsh, co-chair; Mark A. Peterson, Bank of America  (platinum event sponsor); Comedians Angela Manfredi & Eddie Brill; Brenda Pumillia, Private Jewelers (platinum event sponsor.)

The 2012 Laugh with the Library, Chapter 6 event is planned for Feb. 3 at the Delray Beach…

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Boca Raton: Trinka withdraws from council race

By Steve Plunkett

City Council Member Constance Scott was effectively reelected Jan. 25 when challenger Bill Trinka officially quit the race just two weeks after filing to run.

‘’After deep personal reflection I am suspending my campaign for City Council,’’ Trinka announced at the council meeting the night before. ‘’While I wish to remain a voice in the community for matters in the downtown area, as of right now all events and appearances related to my campaign are…

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