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Editor's Note: The biggest local news is the topic we avoid

Politics, Zika, pythons, hurricanes. Welcome to Florida.

    You know what I mean. You watch TV news and read the headlines. It’s all people want to talk about.

    Maybe we should be talking instead about an average of 13 overdose calls each day. Yes, 13. Each day.

    That’s the number the Delray Beach police officer shared with us as we watched a young man carried out of a building in the 700 block of Atlantic Avenue on a recent evening. It was the third drug overdose call the…

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Added by The Coastal Star on August 31, 2016 at 12:18pm — 1 Comment

Finding Faith: Mitzvah program brings High Holidays to homebound seniors

Residents of The Tradition of the Palm Beaches, the senior residence on MorseLife’s Katz Seniors Campus, participate twice a year in the Homebound Mitzvah Program, as part of  their commitment to…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on August 30, 2016 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Health & Harmony: Garden adventures give children an appreciation of fresh food

ABOVE: A group of home schoolers and their parents weed the Gray Mockingbird Community Garden in Lake Worth. The group grows fruits and vegetables on the plot of land run by Brian Kirsch, the garden founder.

BELOW: Kristen Litteken gives her daughter…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on August 30, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

On the Water: Mermaid sculpture becomes reef

By Willie Howard

The Riviera Beach Maritime Academy, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Palm Beach County sank a mermaid sculpture off Singer Island Aug. 11 to create a new dive destination in honor of a woman who has survived breast cancer three times.

Andrea’s Reef is named for Andrea Torrente of Loxahatchee, whose face was used as the model for the mermaid sculpture created by artist Thomas McDonald.

Students at the Riviera Beach Maritime Academy built the…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on August 30, 2016 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Paws Up for Pets: International greyhound protection group to meet in Delray

Kathy Pelton, Florida director for GREY2K USA, with her pair of lovable greyhound rescues named Jack and Jill.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Arden Moore…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on August 30, 2016 at 9:50pm — No Comments

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