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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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

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.   …

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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