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Around Town: Can the Bandit raise money for Burt’s museum?

Burt Reynolds helped make the Pontiac Trans Am ‘the Car’ in the ‘70s. Photo provided

By Thom Smith

Back in the ’70s, the Pontiac Trans Am was baaad. And one particular ’79 model was the baddest of the…

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Health & Harmony: Classes lend thoughtfulness to body movements

Gary Tong instructs a tai chi class at A Touch of Chi in Delray Beach. Tong started his discipline more than 30 years ago with Shaolin Kung Fu under the guidance of Grandmaster Alan Lee. He later discovered tai chi chuan and chi kung (qigong), studying with…

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On the Water: 57.1-pound wahoo sets all-time record for LW tournament

Brett Lang and Doug Konz hold the 57.1-pound wahoo they caught June 27 while trolling in 150 feet north of Boynton Inlet. Their wahoo not only won largest fish in this year’s Lake Worth Fishing Tournament, but also set a record for the heaviest fish in the eight-year history of the…

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Around Town: Delray sisters running for glory on track

By Thom Smith

     Running may be the purest form of athletic endeavor, but except for the Olympics and the Boston Marathon, it is virtually ignored. So most people have never heard of the Schapperts.

    Oh sure, folks connected with Pope John Paul II High School know. And the cognoscenti at Villanova and USA Track and Field. But with a lot of skill and a little luck, Nicole and Stephanie may soon make…

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Around Town: Burger recipe set to hang fire at national competition

By Thom Smith

   Alex Callegari should know how to handle heat. After all, he’s been fighting fires with Boca Raton Fire Rescue for 10 years. But he can also stand it in the kitchen. Callegari’s a finalist in the Bud & Burgers Championship, a national contest to find the nation’s best amateur burger chef. It’s set for July 11 in St. Louis. He qualified by winning a semifinal at Taste of Cincinnati…

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Around Town: Change in state bottling laws will benefit local brewers

Copperpoint Brewing Company is one of many local brewers that will benefit from the change in state regulations allowing for the sales of  ‘growlers.’ Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on June 2, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Business Spotlight: Billionaire Greene weighs options on inlet property

The Manalapan property purchased by Jeff Greene sits adjacent to county-owned property at the Boynton Inlet. Photo courtesy Palm Beach County Property Appraiser

By Christine Davis

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Around Town: Loeb helping Christie’s political path, but pauses to protect embryos with Vergara

Proper Affair: The Addison, Boca Raton – April 16

Boston Proper and the Achievement Centers for Children & Families united in April to host the seventh annual Proper Affair to benefit low-income children and families in our community. The…

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Around Town: Hollywood legend offers tips to young filmmakers

Burt Reynolds (left) gives a peck to the Burt Reynolds Scholarship winner, Lauryn Eisenstein, at Palm Beach International Film Festival’s Student Showcase of Films. Photo provided

By Thom…

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Around Town: The battle of the breweries may be coming to a head

Luxe Collection opening celebration

Mizner Park, Boca Raton –Feb. 12

Bobby Yampolsky stands in the showroom of his East Coast Jewelry Luxe Collection, an ultra-luxury superstore concept that features rare timepieces, fine…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 3, 2015 at 11:38pm — 1 Comment

Around Town: Lantana’s Ocean Avenue goes Italiano

Stiletto Race: Fashion Week, Delray Beach – Jan. 23

The third annual Vince Canning Stiletto Race took place along Southeast Fourth Avenue in downtown Delray Beach, with registration proceeds going to the…

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Around Town: FAU stadium wins praise at inaugural Boca Bowl

The Boca Bowl was a family affair for many in attendance: David Mauschler and Benji Burns joined the Garcia brothers Remy, Rayden and Reese, all from Boca Raton. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star



By Thom…

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Tots & Teens: More for kids at Morikami festival

There will be performances by taiko drummers throughout the day at Oshogatsu. Photo provided

By Shelley Gilken

    

Among the Japanese traditions to commemorate the New Year: taiko drummers. A game similar…

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Tots & Teens: Breakfast with Santa is Boca museum’s signature event

Thomas the Train is always a popular activity. Photo provided

By Shelley Gilken



    Breakfast with Santa is an old tradition at the Boca Raton Children’s Museum. For 21…

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Around Town: Boynton Beach looking livelier with younger residential crowd

IMAG_NE Installation

Sanborn Square, Boca Raton -  Oct. 18

Tim Irwin poses on stilts behind Boca residents Eric Rosenberg, holding Darla, a small French bulldog, and his friend Allie Weprin with her…

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Around Town: Gillie going, ’cue cooking, season sizzling

Schnellenberger field dedication

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton -  Sept. 13

A big sign for a big man. The turf at FAU’s stadium is now officially Schnellenberger Field, in honor of the school’s…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on October 1, 2014 at 11:29am — No Comments

Tots & Teens: Shriek with laughter and fear

You can expect a  some scary moments at Sugar Sand Park’s Shriek Week. Photo provided

By Shelley Gilken



    What were you afraid of as a child?

    Was it the dark? The monster under the bed? The…

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Around Town: Pine Crest grooms a ‘Teen Jeopardy’ champ, and surf’s up for artist Aho

By Thom Smith

After nearly two weeks of Teen Jeopardy competition, Alan Koolik of Boca Raton and Jeff Xie of Edison, N.J., surprisingly were tied with $54,200 in winnings. So on the Aug. 1 broadcast, for one of the few times in history, the winner was…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on September 2, 2014 at 5:37pm — 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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Around Town: Soccer star has ‘day’ named for him in Boca

Soccer sensation Jozy Altidore (right ) poses with Boca High School student Michael Vanaki, and a signed American flag at Waterstone Resort & Marina.  Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Thom…

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