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Editor's Note: Ocean Ridge ‘main street’ should include commerce

    For two years after we moved into our office at 5011 N. Ocean Blvd., people would stop in asking where the dry cleaner was. They looked crestfallen when I explained the locations of two businesses across the bridge.

    At least once a week throughout our four-year tenure in the small commercial strip, someone would come in looking for a bicycle repair shop. Once the triathlon shop became online only, we would direct them to Federal Highway in Delray Beach.

    Every day outside…

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Added by Chris Felker on September 3, 2014 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Editor's Note: Ocean Strand could make a great accessible public park

    In 1994, when Boca Raton bought the Ocean Strand property for $11.9 million, many praised the investment as a victory for preserving green space. Twenty years later, the 15-acre property between high-rise condominiums and homes remains blissfully undeveloped.

    It’s refreshing to see such a beautiful slice of old Florida protected, but it’s also a shame that there is no public access to the public land, which stretches from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Added by Chris Felker on September 3, 2014 at 10:54am — 1 Comment

Tots & Teens: Shark feeding a frenzy of fascinating facts

Jennifer Urbanek leads a shark feeding at the Sandoway House. Shelley Gilken/The Coastal Star

By Shelley Gilken



Who needs Sharknado, modern-day megalodon attacks, or a submarine shark lurking off the coast of South Africa? There’s no…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on September 3, 2014 at 10:52am — No Comments

Summer Arts: Sutton set to sing Mitchell’s blues at Jazziz

By Greg Stepanich

     Her colleagues in the music industry had suggested for years that she consider performing the songs of Joni Mitchell, but when it came time to do it, jazz singer Tierney Sutton found the idea somewhat daunting.

     “I…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on September 2, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Paws Up for Pets: To endure first year with a young cat, embrace kitten's viewpoint

Casey, Arden Moore’s kitty, Casey, ‘helps’ the writer type one of her columns on pets.

More kitten…

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Added by Chris Felker on September 2, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

On the Water: Great new gear debuts for water enthusiasts

The Osprey inflatable paddleboard sells for about $1,500 with a pump and case.

Photo provided

By Willie Howard

    As a boater and…

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Added by Chris Felker on September 2, 2014 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Finding Faith: First Baptist of Delray tries a softer approach

First Baptist Associate Pastor James Brown

and Senior Pastor Steve Thomas stand in front

of the church’s new sign, which does not use the word ‘Baptist.’…

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Added by Chris Felker on September 2, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Health & Harmony: Helping to save lives, one donor at a time

Barry Kaplan (left), Gregg Francis and Leora Lieberman

with Sami. They hope to find a matching bone marrow donor for Sami.

Photo provided by the Gift of Life Bone…

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Added by Chris Felker on September 2, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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