The Coastal Star

Mary Kate Leming's Blog – August 2010 Archive (28)

Meet Your Neighbor — Robert Schonfeld: South Palm Beach



Robert Schonfeld of South Palm Beach may be retired, but from March 1 through Oct.31,

he gets up at the crack of dawn and works every day — come rain, shine or hurricane.




His neighbors call him the Turtle Man, because he walks the five-eighths-mile South Palm Beach shoreline, counting and marking…

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What you need to know about sea turtle nesting season

Here’s some turtle low-down, according to Robert Schonfeld:

Endangered species

There are only seven species of sea turtles — all endangered — and under the Endangered Species Act, the government keeps a record on them, so from year to year, we can see whether we are making progress protecting them. Sea turtlesare… Continue

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One play date and she fell hard for ice skating

By Angie Francalancia

The sun rising over the Atlantic warms the sand and sparkles off the ocean, making a beautiful image framed by the sliders in Jackie Balestrieri’s bedroom window.



The 8-year-old is oblivious to the perfect beach day developing outside the Mayfair…

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Obituary — Scott Ellington: Delray Beach



By Emily J. Minor

DELRAY BEACH — Scott

Ellington, a Florida native who grew up in Panama City and always loved the

water, died in July after a battle with a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

He was 66.…

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Summer Arts: Renovations to close Boca Art museum, but ‘Gin Game’ is on Dramaworks’ table

By Greg Stepanich



Beginning with this coming season, the Boca Raton Museum of Art will mark its 10th anniversary at its lovely building in Mizner Park.



It moved there in January 2001 after having been in a small space on Palmetto Park Road since 1950, now home to the museum’s art…

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Paws Up for Pets!: Plan now to keep pet family together during storm



Hurricanes can put the hurry in you. When Hurricane Andrew took aim on South Florida in 1992, I stood inside my bathtub with my roommate and three puzzled cats. Living

just a mile from the ocean in Lantana, we waited for the Category 5 storm to

strike.



But Andrew fooled the meteorologists and abruptly…

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Obituary - PETER T. JANULIS: Delray Beach

By Mary Thurwachter

DELRAY BEACH — Dr. Peter T. Janulis struggled with his health recently, spending the last four and a half months in and out of Bethesda Memorial Hospital. He and

his wife, Lyn, knew his heart condition was very serious, but he had improved

lately and they thought he’d have another year, Lyn Janulis…

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A Look Inside our Places of Worship: First Church of Christ, Scientist

By C.B. Hanif



Picturesque outside and serene within, the First Church of Christ, Scientist sanctuary almost belies its amazing journey from an Air Force base in Boca Raton to its

200 SE Seventh Ave. home in Delray Beach. The January 1949 move was a

logistical challenge. For example, the building had to be cut in half for…

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