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Clues in the Crumbling Album

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 11:30am 1 Comment

Researcher Janet DeVries channels her inner Nancy Drew to…

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Boca Raton: Pioneers of professional fire-rescue recall their start

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:42am 0 Comments

By Ron Hayes

 

  

In the beginning, there was only “Sigafoo”— an orange and white ambulance with No. 41 on the side, nicknamed after the manufacturer.

At 2:23 p.m. on July 19, 1974, Sigafoo answered its first call, a fire alarm at the Boca Raton Hotel.

    And before the hour…

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Grand Reopening Ceremony: FAU Dept. of Biological Sciences at Gumbo Limbo – July 29

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:33am 0 Comments

ABOVE: (l-r) Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie, FAU President John Kelly, National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation Director Frank Wojick, FAU Provost Gary Perry and Professor Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D., of the the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science’s Department of…

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Boca Raton: Park District gets bad news on planned athletic fields

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:25am 0 Comments

By Cheryl Blackerby



    Boca Raton Beach and Park District commissioners were blindsided by news that their plans for building Phase 2 of the district’s biggest and newest project, Spanish River Athletic Facilities at DeHoernle Park, may not get the green light from the city.

    Art Koski, the commission’s acting director, said City Manager Leif Ahnell told him that the Phase 2 land might not be available because it has been used as a disposal area for…

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Boca Raton: Gumbo Limbo pumps in need of repairs

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:24am 0 Comments

By Cheryl Blackerby



    Wildlife at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is in peril because of long-standing problems with pipes and tanks, Boca Raton Beach and Park District commissioners were told at a commission meeting July 21.

    “Several weeks ago, there were catastrophic failures of all the pump systems that were Band-Aid systems put on in the last few years,” said Michele Peel, spokesperson for Friends of Gumbo Limbo.

    Peel said more animals may die if…

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At 3:26am on August 31, 2013, Brad said…
Thank you Mary Kate. You write very well. Keep the reports of the Ocean Ave. bridge progress coming. This site is practically the only good and consistent source for local Lantana information on the internet.
At 9:26am on July 11, 2013, Liz Darling said…
Thank you Mary, I'm looking forward to the local news.

Liz
At 9:15am on April 12, 2013, Patricia M Pacitti said…

Hi Mary Kate,  After 13.5 years of pursuing property protection for a 3.4 mile area in St Lucie County, we are in the process of dredging 658,000 cubic yards from off shore.  What a process!!

Pat

At 8:43am on January 17, 2013, Karen Lindholm said…

Happy Birthday!

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At 10:13pm on January 3, 2013, Gilda Mitchell said…

Thank you Mary Kate!

I love the Coastal Star and it's very home town feel!

At 11:40am on January 2, 2013, Candace Gipson said…

Thank you and Happy New Year. Please see the attached information about the F. Malcolm Cunningham Bar Association's Annual Holland Scholarship Luncheon- you may wish to attend. Happy New Year!

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At 2:25pm on December 26, 2012, Meredith Durinski said…

Thank you!  I look forward to keeping up with all things coastal.  Wishing you a Happy New Year! - Meredith 

At 10:02am on December 5, 2012, pete stubben said…

t/y Mark Kate...I live on A1A and so am naturally - like everybody else - concerned about sand erosion, beach replenishment- restoration, dunes, reefs and evacuation.  Plus, downtown Delray is gorgeous, but shouldn't be overly commercialized, at least in my view.  best & thanx...PJS

At 7:49am on October 30, 2012, Malone Schooler said…
Good Morning! Looking forward to reading all the interesting news. Keep up the good work and good luck in the future. Cheers!
 
 
 

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