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Boca Raton: Chabad members ready to move in

Amara (l-r), Ari and David Kaiyalethe pose in the ground…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on September 2, 2015 at 3:05pm — 1 Comment

Boca Raton: Golfers walk away from resort course, lamenting condition

By Tao Woolfe



    A massive kapok tree dominates the walking path behind the Boca Raton Resort and Club. Its raised gray roots, covered with thorns, stretch toward the walkway like a dragon in the sun.

    Longtime golfers and members of the club say the golf course and the tree have much in common — they are beautiful and old, but if you look closely, you won’t want to play on them.

    The tree’s spikes are a natural defense mechanism, but the run-down…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on September 2, 2015 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

On the Water: Mutton snappers caught from drift boat

Caleb Wiseheart, 8, visiting from Indiana, shows the 11.7-pound mutton snapper and another mutton snapper he caught July 17 while fishing on the Southern Comfort IV drift boat based at Palm Beach Yacht Center in Hypoluxo. Capt. Bill Cox, left, helps Caleb hold his…

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True Brew: Coffee shops go beyond a cup of joe

ABOVE: Patrons gather around tables at The Seed in Boca Raton. Photos by Taylor Jones/The Coastal Star

By Janis Fontaine



We love our coffee — and our coffee shops, too. A mundane cup of joe at the…

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Diaper Bank: HCI Books, Deerfield Beach - June 5

The Junior League of Boca Raton celebrated its one millionth diaper donation at the end of the 2014-15 season, surpassing all expectations for the 4-year-old initiative. The accomplishment demonstrates the community’s support of the Diaper Bank project while also…

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Jill Zarin’s Third Annual Luxury Luncheon: Private residence, Southampton, N.Y. – July 18

When summer hits, Manahattanites and media descend on the ritzy region of Long Island. This year, representatives from the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative joined the big shots. As a sponsor of the beachfront-estate affair, the cooperative had plenty of opportunities to spread word about…

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Scholarship winner: The Tavern Room at The Wick, Boca Raton – June 20

Bradley Falcone,  a graduate of Atlantic High School  and Eagle Scout who will attend Florida State University, won a $1,000-per-year scholarship for four years from the Highland Beach chapter of UNICO. Photo…

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Pay it Forward: Colorful new reading space encourages children to put noses in books

Lantana Elementary School’s new Reading Oasis is a public-private partnership between a book publisher and the local Kiwanis Club.  Photo provided

By Amy Woods



    This summer, Lantana Elementary…

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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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The Plate: Southern-fried delights at Fat Rooster

The Plate: Lucy’s Chicken Biscuit Oh My!

The Place: Gary Rack’s Fat Rooster, 204 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 266-3642 or www.thefatrooster.com.

The Price: $9

The…

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Art: Delray Beach artists shine in Cultural Council spotlight

Ralph Papa's plein-air painting By the Tracks was chosen to represent the exhibit on a postcard. Photos provided

By Lucy…

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Beach Cleanup, Boynton Beach Inlet Park – August 15

Twins Mitch and Chris Tobalski of Lantana carry garbage collected during an organized beach cleanup at the Boynton Inlet. The cleanup was hosted through Sea to Shore Alliance and supported by Nomad Surf Shop and Smile-Share the Vibe. Tim Stepien/The Coastal…

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Palm Beach County Prepares For Possible Impacts from remnants of Tropical Storm Erika

As of the 0930 hours National Hurricane Center update, Tropical Storm Erika has dissipated. The National Weather Service forecasts 3-5” of rainfall near SE Florida coast, with much higher amounts possible in some areas beginning late tonight through Monday with a marginal risk of tornado formation.

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on August 29, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Prepare Your Animals for Potential Flooding from Tropical Storm Erika

With the possibility of flooding rains late this weekend into early next week, Palm Beach County is urging animal owners to make preparations now. The Animal Care and Control division has the following suggestions for animal owners:

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on August 28, 2015 at 1:26pm — No Comments

ALL ABOARD FLORIDA AND FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE GRADE CROSSINGS IN BOYNTON BEACH AND LAKE WORTH

What: Crews working for All Aboard Florida and the Florida East Coast Railway will

temporarily close the following intersections to perform routine maintenance work and

construction improvements necessary for the introduction of the passenger rail service.

Where & When: Lucerne Avenue and the Florida East Coast Railway, Lake WorthSaturday, Aug. 8, 7 a.m. through Monday, Aug.10, 7 p.m.

SE 36th Avenue and the…

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On a roll: Teen center fuses fun and life lessons

Luke Hemsher, 7, of Boynton Beach, takes off from a ramp at Hobbit Skate Park at the 505 Teen Center in Delray Beach.

Photos by Taylor Jones/The Coastal Star

By Janis Fontaine



    It…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on July 29, 2015 at 10:35am — No Comments

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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Added by Mary Kate Leming on July 29, 2015 at 10:23am — No Comments

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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Dive teams remove invasive lionfish from reefs in spearing competition

Meaghan Faletti, lionfish outreach coordinator for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, shows two large lionfish harvested during the Gold Coast Lionfish Derby. Willie Howard/The Coastal Star

Dive teams competing in the Third…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on July 28, 2015 at 11:39pm — No Comments

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