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Helping the Homeless: Boca outfit shows way to necessities of better life

ABOVE: Volunteer Nicole Baldwin, managing partner of Carmen Care Advanced Laser Therapy, speaks with volunteer Farris Brown as she provides laser treatments.

BELOW: Candace…

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Health & Harmony: Life stories can help medical pros get to the root of patients’ issues

By Lona O'Connor

People who are sick expect a nurse to take a medical history as part of the process of healing. But they might be surprised if the nurse asks them life-history questions that don’t seem medical.

Pat…

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Health Notes: YMCA program helps folks live well after cancer diagnoses

Breast cancer survivor Ellen Crane, director of public affairs for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, works with Steven Squadrilli of the Boca YMCA fitness staff. Photo provided

A new program at the YMCA of South Palm…

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Paws Up for Pets: Boynton dog honored for comforting Stoneman Douglas survivors

Kol, an 8-year-old golden retriever, comforts a family member affected by the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Photo provided by Jane Eisenberg

By Arden Moore

The phrase…

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Secret Garden: Hypoluxo Hammock’s native plants reflect designers’ vision

By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

Tucked among the strip malls and commercial trappings along Federal Highway sits about an acre of land that lets you peek into the past. Just south of Town Hall, the Hypoluxo Hammock is a re-creation of how…

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On the Water: FWC considers regulating shore-based shark fishing

A shark provides a photo op for on-shore anglers before its release. Some beached sharks do not revive and later die. 2013 photo by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Willie…

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Finding Faith: Holly House team’s crafty fundraiser helps church, other charities

ABOVE: Gina Logan (standing) laughs with Jane Amme as they prepare for the sale of holiday crafts. BELOW: B.J. Mays dresses handmade angels. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal…

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Religion Notes: First responders honored during Blue Mass

Every year police and firefighters honor those who have died in the line of duty with a Blue Mass. The event is also a celebration of their faith and service to the community. ABOVE: (l-r) Boynton Beach Fire Chiefs Kathy Cline and…

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Tots & Teens: Have a shrieking good time at Sugar Sand Park’s annual event

Children get into the Halloween spirit during Sugar Sand Park’s Shriek Week, now in its 14th year. Photo provided

By Janis…

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First day of school: Gulf Stream School, Gulf Stream — Sept. 4

Gulf Stream School kindergarten teacher Christina Wheat, a 1990 graduate of the school, works with Kaitlyn DaFoe and Raven Wolter as they assemble puzzles on the first day of school.  Jerry Lower/The Coastal…

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Halloween & Fall Events

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ArtsPaper: Season Preview 2

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Go Pink Luncheon: Boca Raton Resort and Club — Oct. 26

Actress, singer, writer and breast cancer survivor Rita Wilson will headline the 15th annual affair, which benefits the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation and, specifically, the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute and the Christine E. Lynn…

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Pay it Forward: Women of Grace downsizing, moving to new venue

Karen Rogers and Nicole Pasqual are chairing Bethesda Hospital Foundation’s Women of Grace luncheon, which will honor five volunteers and one student. Photo provided…

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UNICO National Convention: Delray Beach Marriott — July 25-29

The Highland Beach chapter of UNICO National welcomed UNICO National to Delray Beach for the annual convention. More than 300 members of the Italian-American service organ-ization attended, traveling from several states. The five-day agenda was nonstop and…

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Launch party: Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar, Delray Beach — Aug. 29

Palm Beach County Food Bank supporters kicked off the third annual Empty Bowls Delray Beach, which will benefit the fight against hunger in the area. The date is Dec. 2, and the location is Old School Square. The event invites the public to ‘eat simply so…

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Luncheon meeting: Rotary Club of Delray Beach — Aug. 28

The club welcomed Michelle McLean Bailey, winner of the 1992 Miss Universe contest, to address members. Bailey, a Namibian actress and model, has worked with Rotary International and the district clubs in South Florida to provide classroom space and school…

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Boca’s Ballroom Battle: Boca Raton Resort and Club — Sept. 14

Nearly 800 supporters cheered on their favorite community dancers during the 11th annual benefit for the George Snow Scholarship Fund. The theme of the evening was  ‘A Night to Last a Lifetime,’ and it was co-chaired…

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ArtsPaper: Season Preview 1

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Philanthropy Notes: Golf tourney raises $160,000 to help families in crisis

Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches’ signature Better Ball Golf Tournament brought in more than $160,000 to the organization, which is dedicated to helping families in crisis return to stability.

Proceeds will enable services to be provided to 2,000-plus families in the area facing homelessness.

“We are once again blown away, and incredibly grateful for, the tireless dedication and support of not only our golf committee but each and every person…

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