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December 2014 Blog Posts (118)

Paws Up for Pets: Academy program a win for students, pets and owners

South Tech Academy student Michele Calaminus dries 4-year-old Jack, a schnauzer/lab mix during class. She is a senior in SouthTech Academy’s Veterinary Assisting Program and is the owner of Jack. TIm Stepien/The Coastal…

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Spring Boutique and Trunk Show: Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, Feb. 24-26

Wayside House invites guests to its signature fundraising event that features vendors from throughout the country offering eclectic items. Time is 10 am to 5 pm. Cost is $5. Call 642-0849 or visit waysidehouse.net. ABOVE: Committee members include Darcy…

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Emmy Award winner to highlight Laugh with the Library, Chapter 9

Becky Walsh (left) and Heidi Sargeant. Photo provided

By Amy Woods



    Proceeds from this year’s laugh-a-minute fundraiser for the Delray Beach Public Library will cover the costs of…

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Parent Social: Home of Mike and Tina Estabrook, Delray Beach – Nov. 15

A Unity School fundraiser supporting the 50th-anniversary party, set for Feb. 21, was attended by nearly 120 parents who engaged in friendly but competitive live-auction bidding for 14 of their children’s class projects. Students spent weeks creating artwork and…

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Portrait of a Woman Reception: Escada, Palm Beach – Nov. 20

Portrait of a Woman, benefiting Quantum House, kicked off its fourth season with a reception honoring five female honorees: Arlette Gordon, Roe Green, Julie Kime, Holli Rockwell and Ellen Tansey. The event included cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a special serenade by…

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Food drives: Pope John Paul II High School, Boca Raton – Nov. 14

WPTV-TV selected the school as its official south-county drop-off location for the 30th-annual Food for Families drive. The station’s staff joined forces with boys, girls and teachers for a long but rewarding workday (6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.), amassing 8,000…

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A Princely Affair: Boca Raton Resort & Club – Oct. 26

Boca Ballet Theatre’s 23rd-annual luncheon and fundraiser luncheon kicked off the new year and season in a festive way. Three hundred guests enjoyed an afternoon of dining and raffle prizes highlighted by a performance featuring New York City Ballet principal…

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Boca Raton: City hears ideas for Red Reef renovations

Gumbo Limbo revamp, restaurant could be among changes

By Cheryl Blackerby



    A new Gumbo Limbo Nature Center building, a restaurant on Red Reef Executive Golf Course and development of the 15-acre Ocean Strand, which has been…

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Delray Beach: Appeal for ‘air and sunlight’ powers height-limit view

Jestena Boughton, with her dog, Lucy,

in front of the Colony Hotel on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star…

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Along the Coast: Huge surf causes some flooding, minor erosion

Surfers enjoyed a few days of 4- to 12-foot waves along much of the county’s coast.

Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star…

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Boca Raton: Opinion divided about proposed 30-story condo

This rendering of  ‘New Mizner on the Green’ was part of a mailer sent out by the developer to 12,000 Boca Raton residents.

Rendering provided…

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Highland Beach: Town water project to go on March 10 ballot

By Rich Pollack



    Voters in Highland Beach will be asked to give town officials a green light for a multimillion-dollar water improvement project that will include replacing 60-year-old water mains and making additional enhancements expected to improve water taste and reduce odor.

    Town commissioners will finalize language this month for the March 10 ballot, which if approved will enable the town to move forward with the replacement of 6,700 linear feet of…

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Highland Beach: Town seeks firm to complete library terraces

By Rich Pollack

    

    Highland Beach officials are hoping the third time will be a charm when it comes to finding a contractor to enclose two terraces at the public library.

    The town has $150,000 set aside for the project in its current budget, but the work has been stalled while commissioners grapple with the process of finding a professional to design the enclosures.

    During the summer the town issued a request for qualifications for an…

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Boca Raton: Board would like to see preservation made public policy

By Sallie James



    Preserving the city’s history would be easier if owners of historic properties were eligible for federal tax credits. At least that’s the way the chairman of the city’s Historic Preservation Board sees it.

    Rex Nichols is hoping City Council members will agree.

    At a Dec. 8 workshop meeting, Nichols outlined a proposed amendment to the 1975-era ordinance that would provide that the city assist the board in pursuing Certified Local…

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Boca Raton: More parking, fewer units in revised tower plan

Developers of Tower 155 agreed to modify the original proposal to 140 feet at its highest point and 170 condos.

Rendering provided

By Sallie James



    Plans to increase the…

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Boca Raton: North beach dredging finished, central beach next up

By Cheryl Blackerby



    The renourishment project for Boca Raton’s north beach was plagued with strong winds and big waves that stopped work, but in the end the project was finished ahead of schedule.

    Dredging was completed Dec. 13, two weeks shy of the predicted finish date of the end of the month.

    “The project is done and the beach looks great,” said Jennifer Bistyga, coastal engineer with the city of Boca Raton. “They finished pumping sand, then…

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Boca Raton: Couple killed crossing A1A in darkness

By Steven J. Smith



    A couple who had recently moved to a beachside neighborhood in southern Boca Raton were both struck and killed by a car on Dec. 17, while attempting to cross a dark patch of State Road A1A in Deerfield Beach.

    At 7:06 p.m., Francine Freedman, 80, and Philip Kendall, 85, were crossing Ocean Drive from west to east in the middle of the 600 block near the border of Boca Raton and Deerfield Beach.

    Mark Lasman, 64, of Boca Raton was…

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Business Spotlight: No word on Winn-Dixie replacement in Boynton

Shelves begin to empty in December at the Winn-Dixie in Boynton Beach’s Riverwalk Plaza.

The store is planned to close by mid-January.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star…

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Home, Health & Harmony: Resolve to ride

Lion LX1 Electric Bike by BESV

Biking is a great way to get fit in…

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Along the Coast: Turtle Meghan’s year-long recovery ends with release off Key West

Megan is rescued on Lantana Beach on Christmas Day 2013.

Coastal Star file photo…

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