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Boca Raton: Then and Now

IN THE ’50s

An aerial view of Boca Raton Inlet and Lake Boca Raton shows the property that includes the Boca Raton Resort & Club. That’s Camino Real curving eastward.…

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Hardship accompanied long-ago opportunities

A manually operated wooden drawbridge was built in 1916 on Palmetto Park Road, making beach access easier. This view is looking west over the bridge. On the right is the tender’s wife, Mrs. Townsend. Photos courtesy of the Boca Raton Historical…

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A quick trip through Boca: From burial mound to IBM

Once homesteading was allowed in Florida, Thomas Moore Rickards was the first known settler to build a house. He settled in about 1897 along the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway. Photos courtesy of the Boca Raton Historical…

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Buddy Walk: John Prince Park, Lake Worth – Oct. 19

Thousands of people took part in the 20th annual Buddy Walk at John Prince Park Oct. 19. The event raised money for the Gold Coast Down Syndrome’s educational, social and advocacy programs and promotes awareness of the capabilities and talents of people with Down syndrome. Gail Marino, left, founded the…

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Looking back at Boca: The struggles of early settlers, the crops, the allure of the beach and those darn mosquitoes!

Joseph Myrick, Peg Young, Helen Long, Robert Myrick, Mamie Myrick and William Myrick enjoy a day on the beach in this photo by Laurence Gould, taken 1914-1917. Courtesy of the Boca Raton Historical Society…

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s: Mizner Park, Boca Raton – Oct. 11

About 1,500 people came to Mizner Park for the first Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which raised $120,000. Photo…

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Miracle Chef Boca Helping Hands, Boca Raton — October 17

Six teams of volunteers ‘competed’ with one another during Boca Helping Hands’ Miracle Chef event Oct. 17.  The teams prepared dishes using nothing but recovered food, drawing attention to the need for food recovery in our community.  Supporters and volunteers enjoyed…

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Attitude of Gratitude: Inspired by images’ reception, photographer creates book

Kim Weiss captured images of sunrises from the terrace of her Boynton Beach apartment. Photo provided

By Steve Pike…

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Theater: Plaza Theatre files for bankruptcy despite ‘good work’

Alan Jacobson opened Plaza Theatre in 2012. The Coastal Star/file photo

By Bill Hirschman



The Plaza Theatre in Manalapan declared bankruptcy and closed its doors Oct. 17 on the day that it…

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Platinum Anniversary: Barr Terrace, Delray Beach – Oct. 18

William and Adlyn Sherman celebrated their 70th wedding anniversay. Now 92, the couple met when they were 16 at New Hartford High School in Utica, N.Y. They married in San Francisco in 1944 while William was serving as a Naval officer in  World War II. The couple…

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Girls, Pearls, Hats & Heels: Delray Beach Club – Oct. 2

The Delray Beach Public Library’s third annual fundraiser netted more than $35,000 during an afternoon of shopping for the latest accessories and shoes. Close to 300 women put on their pearls, favorite hats and heels and shopped from the heart. Photo:…

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Football victory: St. Joseph’s Episcopal School, Boynton Beach – Oct. 9

It was a banner season for the Jaguars. The football team had a 9-1 season and defeated Unity School in its final game. The Lady Jaguars varsity volleyball team had an 8-4 season and made it to the semifinals. ‘St. Joseph’s is proud to offer a stellar athletic…

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Pay it Forward: Boys & Girls Club Holiday Trunk Show returns for 12th year

Jaene Miranda, president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, Susan Mullin, chairwoman, and Michael Mullin. Photo provided

By Amy Woods

    

Everything from cake balls to clothing, holiday…

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Tiger Bay Club Luncheon: City Fish Market, Boca Raton – Oct. 8

Stanley Tate, founder of the Florida Prepaid College Program, served as guest speaker at the Gold Coast Tiger Bay Club gathering, regaling the group with a background that includes living in the White House and talking about the college program that has enabled…

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2014 Saint Francis Award: St Joseph’s Episcopal Church, Boynton Beach – Oct. 5

The 2014 Saint Francis Award was given to the sea turtle monitor team from Gulf Stream and south Ocean Ridge during the Blessing of the Animals at St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church. Photo: Sea turtle volunteers in attendance were Darlene Duggan, Jim Jolley, Joan Lorne,…

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Wine Social: Tanzy, Boca Raton – Oct. 7

More than 70 guests attended the American Fine Wine Competition’s fun-filled event that included a tasting of 50 U.S. wines complemented by an array of appetizers. All proceeds benefited Women In Distress of Broward County, a domestic-violence center. Photo: Edie…

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Opening Event: The Addison of Boca Raton – Sept. 16

The Greater Boca Raton Estate Planning Council drew a large turnout for its 2014-15 season kickoff, where established and prospective members gathered for a meet-and-greet cocktail reception. Photo: Laurence Blair, Steven Belson and Daniel Siegel. Photo provided by Jeffrey…

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Women of Distinction Awards Breakfast: Boca West Country Club, Boca Raton – Oct. 1

Soroptimist International of Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach had its 41st-annual breakfast with a crowd of 250 who gathered to congratulate the accomplishments of 32 nominees. Each nominee was introduced and presented with a bouquet of yellow roses, a souvenir…

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50th-Anniversary Year of Celebration: The Ocean Club, Ocean Ridge – Sept. 21

Unity School kicked off its half-century mark with a pool party for 200 students, their parents and supporters, featuring beach football and volleyball contests, a 20-foot water slide, swimming in the ocean and lunch. A total of $10,000 was raised for the school.…

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Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting: Milagro Center, Delray Beach – Sept. 26

The nonprofit cultural-arts and education-based organization unveiled its new art gallery, The Blueprint Gallery, before a gathering of more than 70. The center’s board and staff members took part in celebrating the debut of the inaugural exhibit with the…

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