The view of Boca Raton Airport from Glades Road and Interstate 95.
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By Steve Plunkett
Pay attention to the sign when you pull into a free on-street parking space in downtown Boca Raton. The city is enforcing the mostly two-hour time limits for the first time in at least three years.
City staff also are putting up new parking signs where there are none and will report back in June on what else should be done.
“We all know there’s a lot more downtown activity. There’s a lot of development going on in the…Continue
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INSET BELOW: Walter O'Neill
By Lucy Lazarony
Walter O’Neill can sum up his vision for the Art School of the Boca Museum of Art in four simple words, “community and building community.”
O’Neill, who took over as director on April 7, sees the Art School as a second home for artists of all ages and all skill levels, where they can leave the daily stresses of life at the door, come inside and create art.…Continue
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Lake Boca was filled with boats, partiers and music on April 27 for Boca Bash,
an annual floating party held between the Camino Real and Palmetto Park Road bridges.…Continue
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By Tim Pallesen
A majority of city commissioners wants to charge a dollar for trolley rides to discourage the homeless from riding free to a soup kitchen.
To stop the homeless from begging for money, commissioners also want a tough new ordinance to prohibit panhandling.
“We have beautiful trolleys that are supposed to bring individuals to our city to spend money — not to give free rides to the homeless so they can go to a soup kitchen,”…Continue
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By Rich Pollack
Concern over a water leak that led to one small neighborhood association receiving a $4,000 water bill has Highland Beach town leaders looking into new ways to detect leaks and save not just treated water but also a lot of money.
The issue surfaced recently after town commissioners received correspondence from Jerry Wolff, president of the Villa Del Alto Homeowners Association, who said that the association’s water bill for a…Continue
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About 600 runners laced up their shoes to take part in the Green Turtle Gallop at Spanish River Park
in Boca Raton. The 6.2-mile run raised about $10,000 for Gumbo Limbo’s Sea Turtle rehabilitation facility.
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Stop Hunger Now volunteers recently packed 100,000 meals to be shipped to Haiti.
By Mary Thurwachter
About 600 students and other community volunteers rolled up their sleeves April 19 to prepare 100,000 meals in the Florida…Continue
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By Sallie James
After news of the Boca Raton Children’s Museum’s financial plight was publicized and emails requesting support were sent out to supporters, donations have been trickling in.
The financially strapped museum had expected to run out of operating funds April 30, according to Executive Director Denise St. Patrick-Bell. She asked for help from the city during a meeting late in April.
“The public has stepped forward with…Continue
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By Jane Smith
HIGHLAND BEACH — John Henry Cochrane II was 88 when he died at home on April 14 from complications of COPD.
“He was the most kind, sweet and gentle person,” said his wife, Shirley. “He had a way about him that made everyone feel comfortable around him.”Continue
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By Ron Hayes
BRINY BREEZES — Elsie Silva was a single mother who reared six children by herself, made their clothes, cooked homemade meals, worked two or three jobs, and baked molasses cookies that were sweet to eat but hard on a diet.
“She made cookies all the time,” remembers her daughter, Joanne Friedman. “Homemade bread. Swedish pastries. She’d say, ‘Want a cookie?’ when I was on a diet, and I’d say, ‘Oh, Mom, why’d you do that?’ I’d resist, but…Continue
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Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams is joined by mayors from Manalapan, Boynton Beach and Ocean Ridge on April 30 at a press conference held to draw attention to newly installed public safety signs warning swimmers to stay 75 feet away from the Boynton Inlet jetty. Jerry Lower/The Coastal…Continue
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Hypnotherapist Annette Annechild with Coastal Star columnist Paula Detwiller.
Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star
By Paula Detwiller
Why do we continue unhealthy habits knowing full well we’re paying a price?…Continue
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It's Mom's Day, so why not make her feel special?
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Manalapan
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Members of Christ Fellowship Church, above, are led in prayer by the worship team, below, on April 13.
It was the first service at their new permanent location, in the former Dillard’s department store in the Boynton Beach Mall.…Continue
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As advertised, the Fountains Center in Boca Raton boasts a spectacular water feature
with waterfalls, fountains and wooden bridges.…Continue
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Finn and Huck are 4-week-old domestic shorthair kittens in the foster program
at Peggy Adams Rescue League. Kitten season runs through the end of August.
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John Gatti, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet,
says simple steps can help boaters avoid many of the problems that require Coast Guard intervention.
The station in Riviera Beach will hold an open house May 17 as part of…Continue
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The first sea turtles are arriving and the first snowbirds are departing.
It’s been a record-breaking tourist season, and most locals have long ago surrendered to the sunburned hordes and no longer try to dine out on weekends or venture anywhere near a public beach.
Even so, we’re pleased our friends in the hospitality industry are doing well. That reflects on our bottom line and we aren’t complaining.
Still … once the last car carrier is loaded and…Continue
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World War II Navy veteran Ernie Simon, and his wife, Norma, look at a mannequin
dressed in a WWII 101st Airborne uniform in the Cason Cottage at the Delray Beach Historical Society
during the ‘Delray Beach: The World War II Experience.’…Continue
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