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Rotary Club Installation Lunch: The Delray Beach Club – June 24

The Rotary Club of Delray Beach gathered for official business to install its 2014-15 board of directors. ABOVE: (l-r) Anne Bright, Bill Arnst, Ernie Simon, Peter Beck, David Harden, Mike Campbell, Betsy Owen, Jimmy Weatherspoon, Candace Etzler, Alan Kornblau, Harvey Brown, Jess…

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Soroptimist Officers Installation Dinner: Waterstone Resort & Marina, Boca Raton – June 22

Members of Soroptimist International of Boca Raton and Deerfield Beach celebrated their organization’s 54th-annual dinner in special sunset style. Kathi Pease, past governor, installed the officers for the 2014-15 year as former President Kim Champion presented a gift to outgoing…

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Celebrations: Kiss the Pig Contest Pope John Paul II High School, Boca Raton – April 11

Students raised $3,000 to benefit the Brother Mutien-Marie School in Mbalmayo, Cameroon, West Africa, during a contest that saw a teacher kiss a pig. The teacher, Eufrasio Volpe, who heads the Italian Club, did the deed at a pep rally. The pig was on loan…

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Pope John Paul II High School: Student planting project Oceanfront Park, Boynton Beach – June 4

‘Sea oats are our first line of defense in dune protection,’ Ocean Rescue Chief Tom Mahady says. So six students from Pope John Paul II High School joined Mahady in planting 250 sea oat seedlings. ABOVE: (l-r) Mahady with students Zachary Markle, Jonathan Gray,…

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‘Sip, Snip and Savor’: ZPro Salon & Med Spa, Boca Raton – July 15

A special evening with special prizes benefited The HARID Conservatory, a professional training school for ballet dancers. Guests enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvres, along with hair, make-up and skin consultations with aestheticians. ‘We are thrilled that our inaugural event was so…

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Ocean Ridge’s got talent: 13-year-old’s version of ‘Call It Stormy Monday’ gets her to Judgment Week

Lilly Forte performs with the School of Rock during its 2013 summer tour to the Northeast, which included a show at the Lincoln Memorial. Photo provided

By Amy Woods



    She sang her heart out in front of…

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The Plate: Chewing the fat (duck, of course) and some sublime chicken

The Plate: The Country Pulled Chicken Sandwich

The Place: M.E.A.T. (Meat Eatery and Taproom), 980 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 419-2600 or www.meateateryboca.com

The Price: $10

The…

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Tots & Teens: Black-belt techniques encourage back-to-school success

Shelley Gilken teaches an Action Karate class to young students in May. Photo provided

By Shelley Gilken

When people think of karate, they often conjure up images of punches, kicks or hand-to-hand…

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Bottom line (unburied): Trader Joe’s confirms opening date in Boca

By Christine Davis
Trader Joe’s Boca Raton devotees are ready, waiting and hungry for the Boca Raton store to open at 855 S. Federal Highway. And, while they…
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Boca Raton: New crosswalk signs installed on A1A

   

The Florida Department of Transportation installed 17 pedestrian crossing signs in June along State Road A1A in Boca Raton in the spirit of pedestrian safety.

    The signs were erected on the double yellow lines in the center of A1A at 17 marked, but un-signalized crosswalks…

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Boca Raton: Gumbo Limbo scholarships awarded

The Friends of Gumbo Limbo recently awarded $15,000 in Gordon J. Gilbert Scholarships to future scientists and those currently doing research to further the mission of Gumbo Limbo — to increase public awareness of the coastal ecosystem through education, conservation and research endeavors.

Scholarships of $2,500 each were given to Cassie Nicholas and Karyn Saunders of Boca Raton High School and Raymond Truong of Atlantic Community High School. Nicholas will study environmental…

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Highland Beach: Posted notes aimed at daily job site cleanups

By Rich Pollack



    Concerns from residents of a Highland Beach neighborhood about debris in roadways surrounding construction sites has led town officials to take a new approach to reminding workers of the requirements for site housekeeping and parking.

    Within the next few weeks, town building and code enforcement representatives will begin handing out informational placards to general contractors, asking that the cards be distributed to all subcontractors…

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Highland Beach: Town pruning its own tree replacement rule

By Rich Pollack



    It is a question for the ages, but with a bit of a twist in Highland Beach.

    If a tree falls on the public right of way and no one is around to see it happen, does the adjacent property owner still have to replace it?

    That’s one of the questions Highland Beach town commissioners have been wrestling with as they try to clarify a 1990 municipal ordinance dealing with the question of who is responsible for maintaining landscaping on…

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Get 'Em While They're Hot: Area restaurants offer an array of summer dining deals

By Jan Norris



The dress codes for fine dining restaurants relax in summer — and so do the prices.

Several dining specials are offered at restaurants throughout the area to make eating out more pleasant despite the humidity. It’s the perfect chance to try out a new restaurant or patronize a favorite that was too crowded in season.

Take advantage of these deals that run typically throughout the off-season. Remember to read the…

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Tots & Teens: The start of an art connoisseur

By Shelley Gilken



    The first piece of art children typically focus on at the Boca Museum of Art is in the lobby. Towering over all, teetering toward the ceiling, is a statue of 13 oversized teacups and five saucers — with a teakettle on top.

     The sculpture by Julio Larraz, titled…

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Around Town: Summer entertainment season takes on a life of its own

The Crest Theatre will present A Chorus Line and is offering free dance workshops for community cast members.

Photo provided

By Thom Smith

So much for slow summers. But then full timers know that…

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The Plate: Just plain Philly: Talking turkey at Scully’s

The Plate: Turkey Philly

The Place: Scully’s Restaurant, 2005 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach; 733-4782 or scullysrestaurant.com

The Price: $7.99

The Skinny: We love the Greek salads at…

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Summer Arts: Dramaworks finds concert performances attract a different audience

     See Floating Cat, a 2011 work of Washi Paper and wire by Kyoko Hazama, at the Morikami Museum. Photo provided

By Greg Stepanich

     Palm Beach Dramaworks, which opened its summer series of…

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Luncheon kickoff: Boca Raton Museum of Art – June 4

The Junior League of Boca Raton kicked off its 2014 Woman Volunteer of the Year luncheon by announcing Saks Fifth Avenue will serve as sponsor of the fashion-show portion of the 27th-annual event, set for Nov. 7 at Boca West Country Club. Stacey Bendet’s Alice + Olivia line…

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Third Thursday Fun-Raiser: Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar, Delray Beach – June 19

A multigenerational crowd of supporters attended an event for the Florida Fishing Academy, an afterschool education program benefiting needy children throughout Palm Beach County. The academy uses fishing as a vehicle for delivering environmental, life and social skills to youths. ABOVE: (l-r)…

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