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Editor's Note: King tides remind us we need to plan and adapt

    There is water in the streets. It’s there when it rains hard, when tropical weather blows through, when the highest tides of the year align with phases of the moon and when Lake Okeechobee water is diverted into canals and drained into the ocean.

    Sometimes, all of these things happen at the same time and public safety is at risk.

    Yet, as I attend the public meetings of our coastal municipalities, inevitably some member of the public — or an elected representative of the…

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Health & Harmony: Floating in ‘pure nothing’ has plenty going for it

ABOVE: Each customer steps inside, closes the lid and relaxes in a flotation pod. Soaking is…

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On the Water: Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers in Boca and Boynton educate boaters

Andrea Rutherfoord, officer in charge of public education for Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 36 in Boca Raton, has taught basic boating classes for 25 years. Willie Howard/The Coastal Star

By Willie Howard

    Maybe you’ve…

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Paws Up for Pets: Staff shows preparation, devotion as Irma damages Boca shelter

Manalapan resident Suzi Goldsmith, executive director of Tri-County Animal Rescue, holds Peter, a 3-month-old Great Pyrenees that the shelter took in following the death of his owner, a Great Pyrenees breeder. Tim Stepien/The Coastal…

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Finding Faith: Chabad of East Delray’s new co-director wants to build a community

Rabbi Shmuel Biston leans heavily on his wife, Sarah, in his new role as the chabad’s co-director. Photo provided

By Janis Fontaine

    For Shmuel Biston, being a rabbi is the family business. His…

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Secret Garden: ‘Windows on the Floating World’ debuts at Mounts

ABOVE: A nonslip aluminum walkway lets visitors feel as if they are walking on water. BELOW: Crinum americanum (with white flowers) is also called swamp lily. In the background is a red-leafed Crinum ‘Menehune.’  Photos by…

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