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The Coastal Star honored by Press Association

The Coastal Star won two first-place,

two second-place and one third-place award from the Florida Press Association

in its 2009 Better Weekly Newspaper Contest.






The

first-place awards were given for Best Obituary by a Newspaper (Ron Hayes) and

for Overall Graphic Design…
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Jones Cottage project preserves memories and history





By Mary Thurwachter



In the early 1940s, Michigander Ruth Jones was a single lady in her 20s who began traveling to Florida with her cousin. Her aunt owned the Old Dutch Mill restaurant on Federal Highway, the

very spot she…

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Ask a wine professional

We asked local wine experts to recommend and comment on some of their favorite bottles for summer drinking (prices listed are representative; check stores for

exact prices).





• Asher White, co-owner and wine buyer of Dolce Vita Wines, 9 N. J St., Lake Worth, 561-493-3330.…

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Gulf Stream resident wrote the book on Italian Ices



By Jan Norris



Ice cream’s a natural in summer in the states, but in Italy, the lighter gelatos and fruity sorbettos fly off the carts and out of the stores.



F.W. Pearce of Gulf Stream knows all about this. He’s written the book on it - The Ciao Bella Book of Gelato and Sorbetto (co-authored by Danilo Zecchin, Clarkson Potter, $24.99).…



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Meet Your Neighbor — John Katsaros



John Katsaros has quite a story! And, until recently, not one he was allowed to tell.

During World War II, Katsaros served as a gunner, photographer and engineer in the

U.S. Army Air Corps, when he was barely out of his teens.…

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Obituary – Walter Gregory Howarth, Jr.: Delray Beach

By Tim O’Meilia



Walter Gregory Howarth, Jr., a World War II hero and prison camp survivor who became the police chief in his New Jersey hometown, died June 19 in his adopted home

at Seagate Towers in Delray Beach. He was 88.



Mr.…

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Obituary-Jacqueline Weisblut: Ocean Ridge



By Emily J. Minor



OCEAN RIDGE - Jacqueline Bander Weisblut, 65, died on Memorial Day after bravely suffering from multiple sclerosis since she was a young woman in her early 20s.



Her husband, Bob…

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Obituary — Robert Zelle: Gulf Stream

By Dianna Smith

Robert Zelle spent his life giving to others.



He volunteered for years at various places such as schools and medical centers while living part of the year in Gulf Stream and the other in Nashville and

while building…

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Obituary— Eugenia P. Strauss: Manalapan

By Emily J. Minor

MANALAPAN — Eugenia P.

Strauss, a Michigan girl who left home for the lights and opportunities of

Hollywood when she was just 16 years old, has died after a brief illness. She

was 75.…

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Summer Arts: The arts provide psychic sunblock during sizzling summer









By Greg Stepanich



Three Palm Beach County musicians got together nearly 20 years ago to found a chamber music series that would explore the broader reaches of the classical repertory,

and this month, the annual four-week series returns to provide an…

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Interfaith21: Father-son service trip enriching for all



By C.B.Hanif

The blessings are likely to be mutual once again this month when Monsignor Tom Skindeleski, of St. Vincent Ferrer

Catholic Church in Delray Beach, leads his ninth annual Knights of Columbus

father-and-son contingent in service to…

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Paws Up for Pets!: WWII POW fights the good fight for newest veterans



By Arden Moore











Irwin Stovroff of Boca Raton is living proof that you’re never too old to make a…

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New plan emerges on former Sea Horse site



Phase I plans for ‘4001’ (formerly called Sea Horse Bath Club) have been submitted to the Palm Beach County Planning & Zoning Department by OK Seahorse LLLP. The oceanfront building design (located just north of Gulf Stream) shows five stories facing A1A and six stories (incuding penthouse units) facing the ocean. The plan calls for 34 multi-family units on the oceanfront parcel. Viewed from A1A the maximum building height would be almost 81… Continue

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Boston Marathoner with a cause

T. Clark Appleby of Manalapan crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon in April to benefit Hanley Center, and addiction treatment and prevention center in West Palm Beach. The 23-year old ran a race time of 3:05:03 and raised more than $1,500 to support Hanley's Lifesaver Patient Aid Fund. His grandmother, Yardley Manfuso, is a Hanley Center Foundation Board member and longstanding…

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Editorial: Brave hearts beat in feathered breasts

See more photos of the doves above the door



May heralds summer and the newspaper office starts to heat up during the long afternoons. My husband calls it the “sweat pit.” He’s dead set on replacing the

aging, noisy AC units above our doors. He’s only asking…

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Close encounter of a natural kind

Ocean Ridge resident Dr. Gene Abelson, his family and friends were boating near Bird Island at the Boynton Inlet in early May when they encountered a manatee. After the humans spent time petting and swimming alongside the mammal - which is an endangered species - the family dog Altaj, came in for a closer inspection and ended up sharing a kiss.



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The Colony: Historic Delray hotel stays faithful to its past as it prepares for future





By Mary Thurwachter



On a sunny afternoon in May, Jestena Boughton and Hilary Roche converse in a long narrow office at the Colony Hotel. Lucy, the beagle-corgi mix Jestena recently

adopted, keeps an eye on things between snoozes.…



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South Palm Beach: Opposition from several fronts greets breakwater plan

By Tim O’Meilia



Palm Beach County officials are pushing ahead with plans for a breakwater-and-groin project along a 1.3-mile stretch of largely South Palm Beach shoreline despite

critical reviews by federal agencies of a similar project along Singer Island

in Riviera Beach.…



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Hypoluxo Island: Olympic-sized dreams clad in fishnet and tiny shorts

By Kelly Wolfe



You need an arsenal of adjectives to describe the Dub City Roller Girls.



At first glance, they are a combination of the family tomboy playing dress-up in their cross-dressing uncle’s…

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Delray Beach: Beach improvement ideas described to commissioners



By Margie Plunkett



The Municipal Beach in Delray Beach would get a new name, pavilion and a sinuous sidewalk under a Beach Property Owners Association master plan that reflects

community input from a November workshop.…



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