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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…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on August 30, 2016 at 10:46pm — 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…


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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Around Town: Tristan Nunez has a need for speed — and to discourage distracted driving

Boca Raton race car driver Tristan Nunez, shown here with his high-tech race course simulator, visits schools to stress to students the dangers of distracted driving.  Photo by Thom Smith

By Thom Smith

When most 20-year-olds are choosing…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on August 30, 2016 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Around Town: Dada chef’s expertise the hidden ingredient for Dine Out Delray

The City of Boca Raton invited the public to welcome the USA National Miss Scholarship Pageant contestants during a Parade of States at Mizner Park on July 12. More than 200 delegates competed for more than $300,000 in scholarships. Tim Stepien/The Coastal…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on August 1, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Around Town: Remembering Ali’s love for AIDS baby

Muhammad Ali jokingly held up a fist while holding the little Joe Lewis in 1991. Photo by Thom Smith

By Thom Smith

We all have our moments. Those fleeting ticks of time that stay with us to the grave, through…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on June 29, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Around Town: Jewel of a deal means county has fewer places to play (or watch) polo

Adolphus ‘Dolph’ Orthwein and Leverett Miller play a match on the former polo fields near today’s Gulfstream Golf Club.

Photo courtesy of Orthwein family

By Thom Smith

Polo. Money. Land. Money. Florida. Money. No…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 31, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Around Town: Briny Breezes makes a cinematic scene

What an April … no foolin’.

Briny Breezes General Manager Theresa Pussinen has a prize photo with actor Robert De Niro, in town to shoot The Comedian. Photo provided

First comes word that Robert De Niro is…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 4, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Around Town: Cole sisters call tribute at Grammys ‘Forgettable’


Timolin and Casey Cole had such high hopes. The Grammy Awards show was going to honor their sister, Natalie. Her unexpected death New Year’s Eve had left a big hole in their lives and those of music lovers around the world, and the tribute dug it even deeper.   …


Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 1, 2016 at 11:50pm — No Comments

Around Town: FAU president boasts ‘unbridled ambition’ for university

3rd Annual Delray Beach Surf Festival: Delray Beach – Nov. 14

Under rainy skies and gusty winds, Tom Pacheco, Laura Melum, Lydia Ripper, Elissa Masler and Laura Simon cheer for contestant Raef Melum, 10,…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on December 2, 2015 at 11:53am — No Comments

Around Town: Short shares life story with Go Pink luncheon

By Thom Smith

Oh, what a lovely life.

In 1962, David Short, the oldest of five children, died in a car crash and his mother, Olive, was diagnosed with cancer. Doctors gave her three months.

     But I have one last child to…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on November 4, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Around Town: FAU Owls proudly show off stadium to Miami ’Canes

Howard Schnellenberger and his wife, Beverlee, were honored before the University of Miami  vs. Florida Atlantic University football game. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

 By Thom…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on September 30, 2015 at 11:50am — No Comments

Around Town: Can the Bandit raise money for Burt’s museum?

Burt Reynolds helped make the Pontiac Trans Am ‘the Car’ in the ‘70s. Photo provided

By Thom Smith

Back in the ’70s, the Pontiac Trans Am was baaad. And one particular ’79 model was the baddest of the…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on September 1, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Health & Harmony: Classes lend thoughtfulness to body movements

Gary Tong instructs a tai chi class at A Touch of Chi in Delray Beach. Tong started his discipline more than 30 years ago with Shaolin Kung Fu under the guidance of Grandmaster Alan Lee. He later discovered tai chi chuan and chi kung (qigong), studying with…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on July 29, 2015 at 10:23am — No Comments

On the Water: 57.1-pound wahoo sets all-time record for LW tournament

Brett Lang and Doug Konz hold the 57.1-pound wahoo they caught June 27 while trolling in 150 feet north of Boynton Inlet. Their wahoo not only won largest fish in this year’s Lake Worth Fishing Tournament, but also set a record for the heaviest fish in the eight-year history of the…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on July 29, 2015 at 12:10am — No Comments

Around Town: Delray sisters running for glory on track

By Thom Smith

     Running may be the purest form of athletic endeavor, but except for the Olympics and the Boston Marathon, it is virtually ignored. So most people have never heard of the Schapperts.

    Oh sure, folks connected with Pope John Paul II High School know. And the cognoscenti at Villanova and USA Track and Field. But with a lot of skill and a little luck, Nicole and Stephanie may soon make…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on July 28, 2015 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Around Town: Burger recipe set to hang fire at national competition

By Thom Smith

   Alex Callegari should know how to handle heat. After all, he’s been fighting fires with Boca Raton Fire Rescue for 10 years. But he can also stand it in the kitchen. Callegari’s a finalist in the Bud & Burgers Championship, a national contest to find the nation’s best amateur burger chef. It’s set for July 11 in St. Louis. He qualified by winning a semifinal at Taste of Cincinnati…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on July 1, 2015 at 10:43am — No Comments

Around Town: Change in state bottling laws will benefit local brewers

Copperpoint Brewing Company is one of many local brewers that will benefit from the change in state regulations allowing for the sales of  ‘growlers.’ Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star



Added by Mary Kate Leming on June 2, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Business Spotlight: Billionaire Greene weighs options on inlet property

The Manalapan property purchased by Jeff Greene sits adjacent to county-owned property at the Boynton Inlet. Photo courtesy Palm Beach County Property Appraiser

By Christine Davis



Added by Mary Kate Leming on April 29, 2015 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Around Town: Loeb helping Christie’s political path, but pauses to protect embryos with Vergara

Proper Affair: The Addison, Boca Raton – April 16

Boston Proper and the Achievement Centers for Children & Families united in April to host the seventh annual Proper Affair to benefit low-income children and families in our community. The…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on April 29, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

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