By Angie Francalancia
Delray Beach police have closed their investigation into the April fatality in which a bicyclist was killed on A1A by a truck. The driver was not at fault, and police have no basis to charge him, said Sgt. Richard Jacobson, who oversaw the investigation. They have forwarded the file to the state attorney’s office for review, which is required under state law any time there’s a traffic accident involving a fatality, he said.
Adam M. Theall, 38, of…
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By Margie Plunkett
To meter or not to meter, that was the question at two Delray Beach meetings last month intended to generate ideas that will get the city closer to resolving its longtime parking issues.
More than 50 merchants, restaurateurs and residents turned out for meetings at the community center to share ideas on a year-old parking study and how to manage the busy city’s downtown traffic.
The parking situation “has been going on for 20 years,” said Mayor…
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Drop the “interim” in Boynton Beach Fire Chief Ray Carter’s title. He’s permanent now.
In a release last month, Boynton interim City Manager Lori LaVerriere announced that Carter will take over the job, including overseeing how the department might shift one of its fire stations to Ocean…
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By Emily J. Minor
Feeling old, like you’ve lived in Florida since the beginning of time?
Human bones unearthed at an ocean-side estate construction site in Delray Beach are those of an adult and an adolescent and are probably about 1,000 years old, said one of the archaeologists who studied the remains.
Bob Carr, executive director of the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy Inc., said they studied both the “teethware” and the suturing…
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The Beachcomber Family Center for Addiction Recovery resembles an apartment complex or mom-and-pop hotel. Joe and Jim Bryan run the center, founded in 1976 by their father. The spartan rooms are paneled in Dade County pine.
Photos by Jerry…
By Steve Plunkett
Motorists on A1A will encounter a traffic snag two weeks before the Ocean Avenue bridge closes March 18.
Resident G. John Krediet is building a private pedestrian tunnel under State Road A1A that will close the highway to all but local traffic for up to five days beginning March 5. A temporary shell-rock lane will be built west of the road at 1780 S. Ocean Blvd. for emergency vehicles and neighbors.
“There will be police stationed at both sides of…
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The owners of the Palm Beach Oceanfront Inn — the only commercial property in South Palm Beach — have taken the 58-unit motel, restaurant and bar off the market.
The two-story motel has been in foreclosure since February 2011 and was listed on loopnet.com, a commercial real estate sales website, for a reported $12.95 million. The website has listed it as off the market since Jan. 27.
PNC Bank is trying to foreclose on a $3.4 million loan. A Palm Beach County circuit…
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By Tim O’Meilia
In the mid-1910s, when…
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BOYNTON BEACH — Their first restaurant back in 1936 was a tiny place in Briny Breezes. “I think it was only about four seats,” remembers Dorothy McNeice, somewhat of a local historian.
“You could come in and get sandwiches and of course they were famous for their mile-high lemon pie.”
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By Liz Best
DELRAY BEACH — Devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dear friend to many, Ruth Houseman Thompson died peacefully at her home in Delray Beach on Christmas Day, 2011. She was 93 years old.
Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas “Tim” Thompson, and…
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By Emily J. Minor
BRINY BREEZES — Carolyne Lanxon Kelley, who began coming to Briny Breezes with her husband and children to visit her mother back in the 1960s, died Jan. 18 after a five-year fight with cancer. She was 84.
A lifelong musician with a beautiful soprano voice, for years Mrs.…
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By Ron Hayes
HYPOLUXO ISLAND — Jenny Bremanis’ son had a theory about his mother’s longevity.
“In New Jersey, her house had a basement, two floors and a walk-up attic,” Jake Bremanis recalled not long before her last birthday. “She got a lot of exercise.”
Mrs. Bremanis dined with about 20…
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OCEAN RIDGE — Greg Cunningham, 64, of Ocean Ridge, died Jan. 17 at his home.
Greg lived life with salt water in his veins, choosing to spend his entire life in, on, or around boats and the water. In his youth, Greg spent summers on Cape Cod, Mass. learning to race Beetle Cats and Wianno Seniors,…
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Centenarian Athena Scangas (left) is joined by her daughter Kathryn Diamond at the La Coquille Club as her birthday cake is lit with 100 candles. Photo by Tim Stepien
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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.
For a bakery replacement, there are several options in and around downtown…
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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…Continue
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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.…Continue
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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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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…Continue
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