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On the Water: Proposed goliath grouper harvest gets giant push-back from divers

Underwater photographer Sandra Edwards shows a photo of a goliath grouper nicknamed Wilbur that stays around the M/V Castor wreck off Boynton Beach. She was one of many divers who came to a July 31 Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting at the…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on August 29, 2017 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Around Town: Steps that shine – Ballroom Battle breaks fundraising record

Terry Fedele and James Brann, owner of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio, entrance the audience. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Thom Smith

     Seldom is the Boca Raton Resort & Club in such…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on August 29, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Around Town: Resort’s president hopes to rock Boca’s Ballroom Battle

John Tolbert (right) dances with Terry Fedele. The couple next to them is Heather Shaw Fairs and Logan Skees. Photo provided

By Thom Smith

John Tolbert has crossed hundreds of ballroom floors…

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Around Town: NSAL ballet competition winners sparkle in gala at Royal Palm Yacht Club

ABOVE: Judge Steven Caras joins the after-dinner dancing with winning students including Sophie Miklosovic from Pompano Beach (left) and Guari Shankar (center).

By Thom Smith

Some impressive performers have dazzled…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on June 27, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Around Town: Vintage car put into service for Boynton police

Wilmer Rodriguez with his restored 1953 Buick Special. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Thom Smith

For Wilmer Rodriguez, the “black and white” 1953 Buick now parked in…

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Around Town: Blue Anchor founder says pub ‘in good hands’ with new Midwest owners

Mark and Peggy Snyder have taken over the taps at the Blue Anchor. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Thom Smith

Around the first of the year, word began to circulate that Blue Anchor, Delray Beach’s…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 3, 2017 at 10:18am — No Comments

Around Town: Festival of the Arts Boca ends on a Brazilian high note

Branford Marsalis opened the Festival of the Arts Boca, playing with the Symphonia Boca Raton, directed by Constantine Kitsopoulos (right). Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Thom…

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Around Town: Kravis’ silver anniversary a glittery, star-studded event

TOP: Michael Feinstein has performed each of the…

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Around Town: McDonald’s movie has quiet link to Palm Beach

June Martino was Ray Kroc’s secretary and indispensable right hand at McDonald’s. Photo Provided

By Thom Smith

    The Founder, one of the year’s hottest movies, chronicles the exploits of…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on February 1, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Around Town: Authentic English pub in Delray ready to change hands

The Blue Anchor restaurant and pub, a block west of the Intracoastal Waterway on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, will remain open while it’s up for sale. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Thom Smith

    Extra! Extra! Read all about…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 3, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Around Town: Trump visit gives Palm Beach taste of life as winter White House

A Coast Guard gunboat patrols the Intracoastal Waterway west of Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Thom Smith

The Donald Trump presidency is expected to…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on November 30, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Around Town: ‘Micro Mansion’ McKinney aspires to creativity, social impact, including in Haiti

Haitian children surround Delray Beach philanthropist Frank McKinney after they moved into one of the 23 self-sustaining villages his foundation has built on the island. Photo provided

By Thom…

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Finding Faith: Gandhi’s grandson to share lessons from his famous ancestor

Arun Gandhi will give a free lecture, ‘Lessons From My Grandfather,’ Oct. 2 at Florida Atlantic University. Photo provided

By Janis Fontaine

Arun Gandhi, the fifth grandson of international symbol for…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on September 28, 2016 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Health & Harmony: Know the palm tree before enjoying the coconuts

How to extract coconut water and crack a coconut

Using a hammer and a Phillips-head screwdriver, punch holes in the three eyes of the coconut and drain the coconut water into a bowl or jar. Then tap the hammer…

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On the Water: 2nd phase of ‘Fish Tales!’ exhibit has live fish, seminars, storytelling

Charles Gregory and Jamie Anderson release two fish for an…

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Secret Gardens: Frog Alley puts the ‘community’ in community gardening

Iris Jones, who provided land for the Frog Alley Community Garden, and Michele Service, a founding member, are hoping more people in the neighborhood will take advantage of the opportunity to grow their own vegetables.  

Jerry…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on September 28, 2016 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Paws up for Pets: Top dogs take a political spin for Share-A-Pet fundraiser

Peaches, Claire and Bob Spielman’s Yorkshire terrier, will be a star in the Paw-litical Party on Nov. 5. Photo provided

By Arden Moore

Three days before Americans cast their…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on September 28, 2016 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Around Town: Iconic mansion to become subdivision

Boca’s Ballroom Battle

Boca Raton Resort & Club – Aug. 20…

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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

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