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Celebrating 75 Years of Gulf Stream School

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Rising Water: A Coastal Star Special Report

A Coastal Star Special Report:

Rising Water: New signs of rising sea levels cause concern

Adapting to change: First the probable, then the practical when it comes to…

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Rising Water: Quotes

“We know we’re going to have sea rise. This is literally a one-way street now. The only thing we’re discussing now is how fast, it’s not whether anymore, and then eventually how much.”                

— Dr. Harold Wanless, chairman of the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of…

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Rising Water: Author John Englander envisioned the NYC storm disaster

A Coastal Star Special Report:

Rising Water: New signs of rising sea levels cause concern

Adapting to change: First…

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Rising Water: The psychology of change

A Coastal Star Special Report:

Rising Water: New signs of rising sea levels cause concern

Adapting to change: First…

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Rising Water: Fights over sea rise just beginning

Graphic by Bonnie Lallky-Seibert/The Coastal Star

A Coastal Star Special Report:…

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Rising Water: Estimates of local water rise (maps)

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A lexicon of sea level rise

Elevation: How high your house is above sea level, which can vary from low tide to high tide to high autumnal tide.

Limestone: Porous rock that is the foundation of South Florida and allows sea water to penetrate inland.

Managed retreat: When populations are moved in advance of sea level rise that will destroy homes, and the planned abandonment of threatened areas near the shoreline.

Rolling easements:…

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Rising Water: First the probable, then the practical when it comes to building

This home on a bluff in Nantucket, Mass., will most likely fall into the ocean at some point because of accelerating erosion. Photo by Richard Gelpke…

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Rising Water: New signs of rising sea levels cause concern

Dozens of concerned neighbors meet Oct. 19 along Marine Way in Delray Beach to see the effects of high tides along the Intracoastal Waterway. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star…

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Meet the Women of Grace

Patricia “Pat” Brown-Paytee is known for tireless service to the Sickle Cell Foundation of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. Brown-Paytee, of West Palm Beach,  has been involved with the agency for 13 years, starting as a…

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Women of Grace, Women of Style: Event honors Bethesda Hospital Foundation’s stars of volunteer service

Bethesda Hospital Foundation Women of Grace honorees and their guests react to the unveiling of  personalized windows at Saks Fifth Avenue in Palm Beach. Each honoree had a window decorated representing her own style.…

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The Plate: Perfection in a pie, any way you slice it

The Plate: Pepperoni Pizza

The Place: Pizzeria Oceano, 201 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana. No phone; pizzeriaoceano.com. Typically opens around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Meatless Monday event is Nov. 4.

The Price: $19; cash…

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Around Town: A Mazda that’s a Bentley? And Lord & Taylor opens with a bang

By Thom Smith

The virtual parking lot of NFL stars is crammed with some sweet machinery — Clinton Portis’ Maserati, Reggie Bush’s Ferrari, Frank Gore’s Rolls Royce. With all their millions, one of their first acts as…

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Toasts, Tastes & Trolleys: Boca Raton Resort & Club – Sept. 27

The third annual Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum benefit turned out to be another extraordinary success that took guests on a tour of downtown’s eclectic establishments to sample dinner by the bite and sip specialty drinks. A total of $27,000 was raised.…

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Back to School Barbecue: Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School, Boynton Beach – Sept. 13

The Jones Field came to life with students, families and faculty members, and food, fun and fellowship as youths participated in games, indulged in ice cream and competed in the QR Code Scavenger Hunt with iPads and iPhones. More than $2,300 was raised in support…

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OPAL Awards reception: Downtown Library, Boca Raton – Oct. 17

Six Boca Raton residents will receive OPAL (Outstanding People and Leaders) Awards from the Rotary Club of Boca Raton at a ceremony in January.  The club sponsored a reception in anticipation of the event to announce the names of recipients and the award…

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Women of Distinction Breakfast: Boca West Country Club, Boca Raton – Oct. 2

Soroptimist International of Boca Raton / Deerfield Beach welcomed more than 300 guests to its awards ceremony. Merrilee Middleton, 93, Boca Raton Center for Group Counseling founder, received a lifetime achievement award.

TOP: Cynthia…

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Impact 100 Palm Beach County: Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club, Boca Raton – Oct. 3

Impact 100 members Tina Smith, Lisa Morgan and Peg Greenspon welcome members and guests to a wine and cheese membership event with featured speaker Pam Figoras of The Parent Child Center. The center was Impact 100’s first grant recipient in 2012.  Figoras spoke on how the $100,000…

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Fashion presentation and luncheon: Bloomingdale’s, Boca Raton – Sept. 25

The Place of Hope at the Haven Campus benefited from a special event that introduced more than two dozen women to the nonprofit organization’s mission and newly acquired facility. Arlene Hyman organized the stylish affair, and a portion of proceeds from sales that…

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