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Editor's Note: Issues must be discussed and voted in Florida Sunshine

     "I understand it’s already been decided.”

     I hear these words far more frequently than any taxpayer or reporter covering town hall should.

    Florida law requires elected officials and government employees to operate in a way that is transparent and accountable to their constituents.

    Yet, I frequently overhear pre- and post-meeting discussions on topics scheduled for public meetings. I hear (and hear about) discussions in parking lots, at fundraising events, at…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on February 4, 2015 at 5:29pm — 1 Comment

Secret Gardens: Fine views within and without at waterside garden

The Olivia Kiebach Garden is a delight to visitors from any angle. Here, a child is dwarfed by the hugh buttressed roots of the kapok tree.…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Paws Up for Pets: Puppy Love

At Valentine’s, hearts beat with the power of pet affection

Potter, a Boston bull terrier…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Health and Harmony: The heart of the matter: Women at greater risk

Dr. Seth Baum

By Linda Haase

    Let’s get to the heart of the matter. After all, February is American Heart Month.

    And while lots of heart-shaped boxes have infiltrated stores nationwide, there…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 12:34pm — No Comments

On the Water: Local wrecks make great snorkeling destinations

A snorkeler explores the remains of the Lofthus, located in 15 to 20 feet of water

off Manalapan. The ship, which wrecked 117 years ago, is a state-designated underwater archaeological preserve.…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Finding Faith: St. Vincent Ferrer fest draws big crowds, raises big funds

The Ferris wheel provides a nice view of the crowd, church, school grounds and the

neighborhood surrounding St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church and School.

Photo provided…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Tots & Teens: Pink Shirt Day is on the path to happiness

Students at a past Pink Shirt Day at South Olive Elementary School in West Palm Beach. Photo provided

By Shelley Gilken



On Feb. 25, there will be a sea of pink in South Florida. In classrooms, at businesses, at parks and government…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on February 4, 2015 at 12:20am — No Comments

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