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Along the Coast: County won’t build barriers to keep beach sand in place

By Antigone Barton

    

The predicament that Singer Islanders described to county commissioners in early February was one familiar to South Palm Beachers: “When I look down from my balcony,” as one resident put it, “all I can see is water.”

    The plan under discussion — to build perpendicular rock jetties, or groins, as barriers to hold sand in place along the Singer Island shoreline — was an approach that could also provide help for South Palm Beach and Lantana’s rapidly…

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Manalapan: Sides agree to plan for crowded property line landscaping

Clarification: In a March story, “Sides agree to plan for crowded property line landscaping,” it may not have been clear that although Manalapan resident E. Peter McLean was asked to serve as an alternate on both the architectural and zoning commissions, he was not able to and was never sworn in…

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Meet Your Neighbor: Pam Carey — Gulf Stream

Batter up!

It’s spring training time. All around Florida’s Grapefruit League, fans are gathering to cheer on their favorite ballplayers, watch the up-and-comers, and drink in the excitement about another baseball season in America.

    Pam Carey of Gulf Stream looks back with fondness at all the…

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Gulf Stream: Coastal towns take varying approaches to deal with whitefly

By Steve Plunkett

Homeowners find alternatives as fungus wipes out impatiens

   

Homeowners who don’t have professionals tending their ficus hedges are the targets of a renewed war on whiteflies.

    The pests cause ficus to wilt, turn yellow, drop leaves and, if left uncontrolled, to die. A warm winter has given…

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Junior Varsity Invitational Basketball Tournament: Unity School

The victorious Unity School Mustangs pose during the school’s Junior Varsity Invitational Basketball Tournament on Feb. 4.  Back row, from left: Paul LaNoce, Coach Torres Young, Daniel Leathers, Erik Kretsinger, Gus O’Hare, Grant Navilio, Zach Petrolia and Coach Travis…

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‘Mosaic of Life’ mural: Unity School, Delray Beach

First-grader Nong Ex Dubose, of Ocean Ridge, takes a closer look at the ‘Mosaic of Life’ mural,  while second-grader Jason Falk, of Boca Raton, and sixth-grader Isabel Wheeler, of Delray Beach, look on. The mural is being created on the school campus by…

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Breakfast at Tiffany's: The Linen Closet, Delray Beach

Playing off the Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme Kali Gumprecht (right), a sales associate at the Linen Closet in Delray Beach,  describes a product to customer Vicki Hulsman during the Breakfast at Linen Closet event in February.…

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Art Show: Delray Beach Club

Delray Beach Club member Greg Mirow (center) discusses his work ‘Community Garden, 1936’ with fellow member/artist Lucille Fannin (left) and new member Nancy Sherwood during the annual art show on Feb. 10 at the Delray Beach Club. All of the art on display was…

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Street Painting Festival: Lake Worth

Featured Artist Bill McCaffrey of Lake Worth works on his interpretation of a work by Jacques-Louis David titled The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis during the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival, which took place Feb. 25 and 26. Kurtis Boggs/The…

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Boca Bacchanal Iron Chef Competition: Boca Raton Resort & Club

Cindy Krebsbach (left) and Amy Kazma, members of the first-place-winning team Cendyn, celebrate their victory during the Boca Bacchanal Second Annual Iron Chef Competition at the Boca Raton Resort & Club on Feb. 10.  

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15th Annual Chili Cook-off: Delray Beach Green Market

Hank Lenga shows off three trophies from the 15th Annual Chili Cook-off at the Delray Beach Green Market. With him is Lori Nolan, Green Market manager. Lenga’s chili winnings included third place for New Age, first place for Vegetarian and third place for People’s Choice…

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2012 Oscar Night America Palm Beach: Mizner Park, Boca Raton

VIP guests of the 2012 Oscar Night American Palm Beach event pose for a photo on the red carpet at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton before the start of the Oscars telecast on Feb. 26. Pictured from left: John Oxendine, president of Blackstar Inc.;…

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Carnivale of Caring: Circle of Hope Gala —The Hamlet Country Club, Delray Beach

Judge Rodney S. Eielson (from left) and Barbara Messier join honorary chairs Janet and Jerry Soderberg at the Circle of Hope Gala: Carnivale of Caring at The Hamlet Country Club in Delray Beach on Feb. 20. The Mardi Gras-themed event raised $134,000 to benefit Women’s Circle Inc. in their efforts to help…

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Hypoluxo Island: Eye surgeon saw beauty beneath run-down home’s exterior

By Christine Davis

Richard Fichman, enraptured by Florida’s…

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Property managers: Jacks of all trades

By Liz Best

    

Being taken for granted is generally considered a bad thing, but for a residential property manager, being taken for granted is the whole point of getting up in the morning and going to work.

    Because South Florida has so many seasonal and absentee homeowners, as well as people who own sprawling ocean-front estates, finding someone who can take care of anything and everything that needs to be done to maintain a property is vital. It adds up to…

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Homeowners find alternatives as fungus wipes out impatiens



Coastal towns take varying approaches to deal with whitefly



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Lantana: Displaced palm books it across bridge to live on at library

Gerardo Aponte, a ground maintenance worker for the town of Lantana, stops traffic on Ocean Avenue as a donated ponytail palm is moved from Hypoluxo Island to the Lantana Public Library. Kurtis Boggs/The Coastal Star

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Homes with a view, on a budget: About $40,000

By Christine Davis



Yes, it is possible to buy a home on the water…

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A Coastal Fashion Star

Designer Nikki Poulos, who lives in the county pocket, will appear on NBC’s Fashion Star.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star…



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Delray’s Got Talent: The Encore! — Old School Square, Delray Beach

Beach Property Owners Association members and event organizers (l-r) Robert Currie, Mary Renaud, Susan Hurlburt and Jack Harris pose with a rendering of the proposed new beach pavilion. Held at 7 pm on March 7 at the Crest Theatre at Old School Square, the event features the finest…

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