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February 2014 Blog Posts (81)

Along the Coast: Pack riders and menacing motorists are about to get schooled

Bicyclists head south on A1A in Highland Beach. Law enforcement agencies are on the lookout for cyclists riding in packs and motorists who do not give them clearance. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

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Delray Beach: After much to-do: New beach furniture seems to please everyone

Wendy and Ken Prunier, Samantha Kline and Delaney Cattano try out the new furniture on Delray’s municipal beach. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Tim Pallesen



    A year of controversy has ended with…

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Editor's Note: Ask questions, get answers, make choices

    Vote!

    Municipal elections will be held March 11 and it is up to you to choose the people who will guide the community where you live.  

    This has not been a quiet campaign season for Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Gulf Stream, Highland Beach and Ocean Ridge.  When political consultants are hired, print and broadcast advertising begin to appear and candidates demand face-to-face meetings with reporters from monthly newspapers, you know there is much at stake.

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Coastal Star: ‘A passion for helping’ motivates Delray woman’s philanthropy, spirit

Phyllis Spinner, a resident of Delray Beach since 1955, has been active in community service since the early days. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Linda Haase

    

Phyllis…

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Gulf Stream: Six candidates vie for five seats

Gulf Stream will have its first election since 1993 as six candidates are running to fill five at-large seats.  Voters can cast their votes for up to five candidates. The five with the highest votes will be elected.  The winners will serve three-year terms.

Robert…

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Four generations afloat: The Garnsey family has piloted incarnations of the Sea Mist fishing boat since 1957.

Janet Hall, 96, of Ocean Ridge, is the only living member of the trio that bought the first Sea Mist drift fishing boat. 

By Willie Howard



Four generations of the Garnsey family have…

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The Plate: Join the Club for breakfast at Max’s Grille

Scott Simmons/The Coastal Star

The Plate: Breakfast Club Sandwich

The Place: Max’s Grille, Mizner Park, 404 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 368-0080

The Price: $11

The…

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Around Town: A colorful statement, and sparkly Webb at Norton

Delray Beach Library Director Alan Kornblau (left), co-chairwoman Heidi Sargeant, master of ceremonies Paul Castronovo and co-chairwoman Becky Walsh share the stage during the the Delray Beach Library’s eighth annual fundraiser. The event raised nearly $85,000 for the privately…

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Gulf Stream: Town visited by that rare occurrence — a contested election

By Dan Moffett

    About once in every generation, voters in Gulf Stream actually get the chance to go to the polls and select the people who run their government.

    The town’s last contested election for a commission seat was in 1993.

    Gasoline cost $1.10 then, people rented VCR tapes at Blockbuster, Bill Clinton hadn’t met Monica Lewinsky, photographers put film in cameras and cellphones were called “mobile phones” and were the…

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Ocean Ridge: Police report on added beach security

By Dan Moffett

    Ocean Ridge residents who have complained about too many people coming to their beaches are starting to notice a new wave of nonresident visitors: Ocean Ridge police officers.

    Chief Chris Yannuzzi says his officers checked the Beachway Drive walkover 286 times in January after he ordered extra patrols of the area on every shift.

    “We’ve been asked to provide additional patrols because of the allegation that there’s been a lot…

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Pay it Forward: Popular event features fine food — and did we mention chocolate?

Alana St. John, Melissa Novak, Co-Chairwoman Stephanie Economos, Custodia Olivieri, Co-Chairwoman Laura Kendrall and Shanna St. John. Photo provided

By Amy Woods

    

The food-focused fundraiser that…

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Literacy Coalition appoints Calder as new CEO

By Paula Detwiller



    After years of volunteer service to the Literacy Council of Palm Beach County, Kristin Calder has been named to head up the organization. Calder, of Boynton Beach, was appointed CEO by the Literacy Coalition Board in December and started her new job on Jan. 13. She replaces longtime CEO Darlene Kostrub, who retired.…

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Dreyfoos Goes Old School: Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square – Jan. 29

More than 175 supporters of the School of the Arts Foundation attended a benefit for Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts that featured performances and art exhibitions by  its students. There also was a live auction and a special dance number choreographed by…

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Delray Beach: Candidates Green Forum coming on March 3

    Seven candidates running for two Delray Beach City Commission seats will take part in an interactive panel discussion March 3 on sustainability topics including sea-level rise, economic development, energy /water conservation and responsible development.  

    The event, open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach.

    The Green Forum seeks to raise awareness about the importance of sustainable decision-making…

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Delray Beach: Development money flows into some campaigns

By Jane Smith 

    In the race to reclaim their City Commission seats in the March 11 election the two Delray Beach incumbents have collected more than half of their campaign war chests from one main group: development interests.

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Marine-science project: Ocean Ridge Hammock Park – Feb. 7

Inspired by the Ocean Science Meeting in Hawaii, Pope John Paul II High School marine-science students bored into the sand to collect a core sample of sediments. Students used a system devised by Gavin Guinan, in which a piece of pipe was placed over a…

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Sonoma-style soiree: The Sonoma House, Boca Raton – Jan. 26

No travel was required for a California-inspired food and wine event benefiting BocaLocals, a nonprofit organization that is trying to raise awareness about cystic fibrosis and stem-cell treatments. The afternoon reception offered a food stations, wine…

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Delray Beach: Townhouse residents sue to stop Atlantic Crossing

    Residents who live in waterfront townhomes are asking a Circuit Court judge to block the city approval of Atlantic Crossing. 

    The homeowners association for Harbour House, where townhomes sell for $2.85 million, say they will be trapped by Atlantic Crossing’s traffic pattern approved by city commissioners in a 3-2 vote on Jan. 21.

    Several neighbors want an access road off Federal Highway into the mixed-use project to relieve traffic into residential neighborhoods.…

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Delray Beach: Seven candidates vie for two commission seats

    Two city commissioners will be chosen for three-year terms in the March 11 election. Also on the ballot is a charter-revision proposal to clarify the voting procedure by commissioners at meetings.

Seat No. 4

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Gulf Stream: O'Boyle sues Delray Beach for sign removal

Related story: O'Boyle, Delray settle dispute over campaign signs   

Town Commission candidate Martin O’Boyle, long embroiled with Gulf Stream officials over the town’s codes, took on neighboring Delray Beach last month in a federal lawsuit alleging the city violated his First Amendment right to free speech by…

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