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Ocean Ridge: Fredrikson-Koedel family announces birth of a daughter







Scott Koedel and Christel Fredrikson-Koedel of Harbour Drive in Ocean Ridge are pleased to announce the arrival of their firstborn, Katniss Alina Koedel, at 12:12 p.m., on Feb. 21.  Katniss was 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and 21 inches in length.

She is a bona fide Ocean Ridge resident,… Continue

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Briny Breezes: Briny Bazaar

Briny Breezes resident Chuck Foland  hands off his first great-granddaughter Kara Knapp to his granddaughter Lisa Knapp during the Briny Breezes bazaar on Feb. 19, where he joked that the baby was not for sale. Photo by Jerry… Continue

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Delray Beach: Trinity Lutheran Girls finish 17-2 Season

The Girls Varsity Basketball Team at Trinity Lutheran School in Delray Beach concluded the season with a 17-2 record. Trinity finished undefeated to win the DBPL Conference title and posted an undefeated season in the Northern Gold Coast Lutheran Schools Athletic Conference — all with only seven girls on the team all… Continue

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Meet Your Neighbor: Frankie Stevens — Gulf Stream

Frankie Stevens, 67,  helped organize the Sacred Heart Angels to raise money for Sacred Heart School north of downtown Lake Worth. The group also helps with paperwork, answering phones and bandaging knees.  Photo by Jean Hart Howard…

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Risky winter fun available to skiers

Skiers take to the slopes in British Columbia. Local dentist Ted Ritota has partnered with a heli-sking company that flies people by helicopter to ski sites. Photos courtesy of Ted Ritota

 

By Dianna Smith



Everyone has heard of skiing — and the glamorous resorts…

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Achievement Center marks 10 years of fundraiser tours

For the 10th year, the Achievement Centers for Children & Families is offering its renowned home tour, which gives a peek into some of the unique homes in the downtown Delray Beach area. This year’s featured area is the Seagate neighborhood, five blocks south of Atlantic Avenue between A1A and the Intracoastal. The tour is a huge community favorite, drawing more than 600 people, and is the achievement center’s major fundraiser.

Advance tickets are a must.

    Foundation executive… Continue

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Achievement Center helps give kids, families a head start



Children play in the sandbox at the Achievement Centers for Children &…

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Interfaith21: Signs of unity give hope for Egypt's future

A diverse group of people recently held a rally in Boca Raton to show support for those seeking democracy in Egypt. Photo courtesy of Stephanie El Maadawy

 

By C. B. Hanif

The whole world was watching.

The faith world was watching — including spiritually minded…

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Paws Up for Pets: Every dog has its day; trainer can help you make it a pleasant one

Peace. Harmony. Aaah. Just saying those words makes one feel calm, even serene. But when the fur flies in your household, when tempers boil over, you need help — with a capital H.

To me, the No. 1 mediator of mutt mayhem is world-renowned dog trainer Victoria Stilwell.

Each week, she hosts the popular… Continue

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Gulf Stream teen volunteers at autism school

Daniel Young plays violin for students of the Renaissance Learning Center, a charter school for children with autism spectrum disorders in West Palm Beach. Photo by Jerry Lower

 

By Liz Best



If music makes the man, Daniel Young is headed for one doozy of an…

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Wayside House 2011 Spring Boutique

Wayside House 2011 Spring Boutique featuring high-end merchandise of distinctive vendors is held at The Colony Hotel, 525 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach as a fundraiser for Wayside House.  Event is held 10 am-5 pm, March 8-10, and is free and open to the public with complimentary valet parking. For… Continue

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Meet the Briny dogs

Darlene Louzaway introduces her neighbor’s dog, Smokey Baker (l) and her own dog Ellie to the viewing audience Feb. 9 during a Meet the Briny Dogs segment on the BBC 8 morning show broadcast in Briny Breezes. Cameraman Stu Wright watches. Photo by Mary Kate…

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Ocean Ridge: Election qualifying ends, commissioner steps down, campaign sign rules explained

 

By C. B. Hanif



The qualifying period for Ocean Ridge’s March 8 municipal election ended at 3 p.m. on Feb. 11 with…

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Gulf Stream votes to bury power lines

 

Gulf Stream Town Clerk Rita Taylor and Town…

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Lantana: Bridge closing expected to be 'very traumatic' — Construction will affect residents, businesses, motorists and boaters

By Tim O’Meilia



Start saving your change for extra gas money. Not because gas prices may reach $4 a gallon this summer, but because the round trip from South Palm Beach, Hypoluxo Island or Manalapan to the mainland will be six to 10 miles longer by Thanksgiving.

Replacement of the…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on February 6, 2011 at 1:10pm — 1 Comment

Valentine's Day: Wrapping the perfect present

A palm tree husk tied with raffia cradles a hot-pink eyelet sundress from The Petite Connection in Delray Beach. Photo by Tim Stepien

By Paula Dettwiller



When Don Draper of the hit TV series Mad Men needed a Valentine’s Day gift for his…

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County Pocket: New response criteria outlined for county pocket

By Angie Francalancia



If a county pocket resident were choking today, Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue would call Boynton Beach to race to his aid, shaving several minutes off the response time from the county’s nearest station.

Since November 2009, when 48-year-old Bill Dunn choked on a bite of steak and died while Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue took nearly 13 minutes to arrive from its closest station — near Military Trail — residents in the pocket have pushed for faster response… Continue

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Gulf Stream: Vacationing mayor gets hearty military greeting

By Steve Plunkett



A holiday visit to his daughter in Phoenix included a surprise Gulf Stream Mayor William F. Koch Jr. will never forget.

Plus, he’ll rarely have to pay for drinks with military friends from now on.

Koch, who in World War II was the bombardier-pilot on a B-17 Flying Fortress, was… Continue

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Whale tail

Residents and surfers were delighted by the January sighting of a migrating whale, seen here just offshore Briny Breezes and heading south. Photo by Ira… Continue

Added by Mary Kate Leming on February 3, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Gulf Stream: Residents eager to learn about power-line plans

By Steve Plunkett



More than one snafu marred the straw poll on Gulf Stream’s underground utility project and the proposed referendum on annexing the county pocket.

A couple dozen straw ballots, including the one to Gulf Stream Civic Association President Bob Ganger, were chewed up in the mailing process and delivered in shreds in a plastic bag.

Town police officers were pressed into service to deliver reprinted ballots.

And some part-time residents’ forwarding addresses had… Continue

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