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AT4 Celebrations

The COASTAL STAR

May 2017

Celebrations Grant-awards celebration

Miniature golf event

Lynn University, Boca Raton – April 6

Putt’n Around, Delray Beach – April 1

Members of the Delray Beach Initiative met for some miniature golf fun to raise money for Atlantic Community High School. More than $5,000 in proceeds will be used for college-prep courses for students who otherwise would not be able to afford them. ‘The Delray Beach Initiative is passionate about helping and enhancing the lives of children in the Delray Beach area,’ Chairwoman Allison Turner said. ABOVE: (l-r) Turner, Donald Schneider and Carol Eaton. Photo provided

Impact 100 Palm Beach County had its sixth annual ceremony awarding high-impact, $100,000 grants in each of five focus areas: arts and culture; education; environment; family; and health and wellness. Out of an initial 61 applicants, a total of 27 semifinalists were narrowed down to 10 finalists. The winners were Boca Raton Children’s Museum, KidSafe Foundation, Florida Atlantic University Pine Jog Environmental Center, Parent Child Center and Miracle League of Palm Beach County. This year, a record-breaking 562 members contributed $1,000 apiece, collectively raising $562,000 to change the community. ABOVE: (l-r) Carmen Rodriguez, Jasmine Coyle, Ray Coleman and Anne Henderson. Photo provided by Sherry Ferrante Photography

The Event 2.0

Boca West Country Club, Boca Raton – March 1

Circle of Hope Gala

Westchester Country Club, Boynton Beach – March 30

Nearly 130 guests celebrated the 13th annual event, which raised $140,000 for Women’s Circle. They enjoyed a cocktail hour with a silent auction, dinner, music and a program. Highlights included a guest appearance by French-American artist Duaiv, who created a painting that evening that was sold at the live auction. ABOVE: (l-r) Kathy Rogers, Women’s Circle President Pernille Ostberg and event Co-Chairwoman Helen Babione. Photo provided by Paulette Martin

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A crowd of 500-plus attended a high-energy affair benefiting the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. The audience welcomed to the stage Brett Ratner, a Miami Beach native who is a successful movie director and has more than $1 billion in box-office sales. Ratner attended with his mother, his rabbi and his mentor and spoke about Jewish culture, history and values. ABOVE: (l-r) Michael Krauss, Terri Waitzer, Janis Light and Rob Marqusee. Photo provided by Jeffrey Tholl Photography

Savor the Avenue

Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach – March 27

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With its White Party theme and gourmet-style comfort food, Caffe Luna Rosa made the ninth annual eating affair an evening to remember for its 110 guests, all wearing white. Seated at 18 reserved tables stretched along the closed roadway, they enjoyed outstanding service and superb sustenance. The restaurant was one of 16 that participated. ABOVE: (l-r) Rebecca Himmel, Chef Ernesto DeBlasi, Bonnie Beer, Steven Krynski, Fran Marincola, Nikola Stijak, Kim Marincola, Aaron Hallyburton, Sean Nathan, Melinda Hallyburton and Jenny Melisiotis. Photo provided by Rich Pollack

Profile for The Coastal Star

The Coastal Star May 2017  

Serving Coastal Delray Beach and north to Hypoluxo Island

The Coastal Star May 2017  

Serving Coastal Delray Beach and north to Hypoluxo Island