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Former Galaxy student excited to teach at new school

By Paula Detwiller



When LaDeshia Brooks attended fifth grade at Galaxy Elementary School in 1989, the school didn’t seem old to her.

“I just remember my classroom was in a portable,” she says.

But by the time Brooks grew up, earned an elementary education degree…

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Editor's Note: Staff brings home (more!) professional recognition

Congratulations are in order. The Florida Press Association has awarded Coastal Star staffers with eight awards in its 2012 Weekly Newspaper Contest. We consider this quite an honor since we are the only monthly newspaper in the competition.

    The honors are awarded by journalism professionals outside of Florida and came in Division A — which is for newspapers with a circulation of over 15,000.

    First place awards went to the staff (special kudos to Scott Simmons and Jerry…

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Publisher's Note

This month, we are happy to expand the range of coverage in The Coastal Star with a new feature, Business Spotlight, which highlights the news and announcements of local businesses.
Christine Davis, a veteran real estate and business writer,  will anchor this column for us.  Reach her at cdavis9797@comcast.net.
We look forward to reading about you.
— Jerry Lower,
Publisher

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Coastal Star: Speed hones her quick-step for dance fundraiser

Marie Speed takes a moment from an hourlong practice session to pose with her dance coach and partner James Brann.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Ron Hayes

    Oh, the things a good woman will do for a…

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The new Galaxy Elementary: Florida's greenest school

The new Galaxy Elementary School in Boynton Beach will be the greenest school campus in the state when it opens this month. At its heart is a two-story Wonderment Center, a gathering and learning spot.

Photos by…

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Along the Coast: Delray to get Trader Joe’s of its own

By Tim Pallesen and Steve Plunkett

    

    Don’t fret, Delray Beach. You are going to get your very own Trader Joe’s after all.

    City officials began to worry after the California-based specialty grocer announced early last month that it will open a store on South Federal Highway in Boca Raton next year.

    Boca Raton officials and residents greeted the food store — known for a $2.99 bottle of wine dubbed “Two Buck Chuck” and employees wearing…

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Gulf Stream: Remodeling approved in O’Boyle lawsuit settlement

Just before the settlement, nearly 20 signs had been painted on the walls and shutters of Martin O’Boyle’s home. Most had been removed by July 30. Jerry Lower/ The Coastal Star

By Tim O’Meilia

    

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Gulf Stream: School looking for help with its history

Gulf Stream School administrators are asking residents to donate historic photos, old yearbooks, uniforms and other memorabilia of the early decades of the school. Photo provided

By Rich Pollack



    If you went to…

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Gulf Stream: Lawsuits and lamplights put stress on budget

By Tim O’Meilia



If Gulf Stream residents want new street lights and street signs, they’ll pay for them with a 24 percent increase in town property tax that will stretch over the next two years.

    That tax hike was also slated to pay for the town to defend 21 lawsuits filed by resident Martin O’Boyle, who sued over the denial of his home renovation, public records requests and the town’s sign code. But O’Boyle and the town settled their dispute July…

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The Plate: Crispy calamari with an ocean view

Scott Simmons/The Coastal Star

The Plate: Oceans Crispy Calamari

The Place: Oceans 234, 234 N. Ocean Blvd., Deerfield Beach; (954) 428-2539 or oceans234.com

The Price:…

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Finding Faith: St. Paul’s Episcopal bids farewell to The Rev. Canon ‘Chip’ Stokes

The Rev. Canon William Stokes of St. Paul ’s Episcopal Church is surrounded by his family, including, from left, daughter Erin Potter, wife, Susan, and son Richard, as The Very Reverend Kathleen P. Gannon, curate, prays over them as Stokes begins his…

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Health & Harmony: ‘You’re Never Alone’ offers friendly place to move past grief

Anne Marie Riviecco makes a point during the ‘You’re Never Alone’ discussion group. Rivieccio, 63, is the newest and youngest member of the group. Referring to her circle mates, she says: ‘They’ve all moved on and they’ve helped me to move on. We’ve…

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From math to mellow memories, kites cover it all

Inez Layne flies a dragon kite with her daughters Rhyan and Elle Fleisher, during Family Fun Day at The Cornell Museum in Delray Beach. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Kelly Wolfe

    

What…

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Art: Fresh air, fresh art, friendly faces

Ralph Papa gives painting tips to Boca Raton resident Trish Kahn outside his studio in Delray Beach. Photos by Tim Stepien/

The Coastal Star

By Lucy Lazarony



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Summer Arts: Judy Garland tribute runs until Aug. 11

Norah Long as Judy Garland in Beyond the Rainbow, at Arts Garage in Delray Beach. Photo by Amy Pasquantonio

By Greg Stepanich

   Something there is in the American character that loves its tragic heroes…

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Paws Up for Pets: Tale tells power of can-do attitude

AJ  Brockman with his service dog, Dre, a Labrador retriever that has been nominated for top honors at the American Hero Dog Awards. Photo provided

By Arden Moore

    Last year, I celebrated my Oct. 6 birthday in…

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Ocean Ridge: Commissioners seek details on ambitious budget

By Tim O’Meilia



Ocean Ridge town commissioners will consider giving town employees a 3 percent raise, buying two police cars, a tree-trimming bucket truck and an all-terrain beach vehicle, and replacing the town’s outdated computer system — all in next year’s budget.

Also on the agenda for a July 31 budget workshop meeting were raises for the police chief — the lowest-paid in Palm Beach County, according to a salary survey — the lieutenant and two dispatchers…

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Trader Joe's confirms Delray Beach location

It's official. Delray Beach has got its Trader Joe's.
The funky food store chain confirmed on July 23 that it had signed a lease for a…
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Delray Beach: South County bates breath to see who gets grocer first

By Tim Pallesen  

                  The race has begun between Delray Beach and Boca Raton to decide which city opens a Trader Joe’s first.

                  The California-based specialty grocer announced last month that it will open a store on South Federal Highway in Boca Raton sometime next year.

                  Delray Beach commissioners on July 9 gave zoning approval for a shopping center on Federal Highway at Linton Boulevard where a Trader…

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