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Editor's Note: Writing about a life not always clear-cut task

    Writing an obituary is, simultaneously, among the easiest and the hardest assignments any reporter receives.

    Telling the story of a life involves the basic who-what-where-when-and-how that most journalists know is required for news stories. And writing obituaries is a form of news reporting. That makes writing obits a pretty straightforward assignment for experienced reporters like those at The Coastal Star.  

    What makes it especially interesting is the…

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Coastal Star: Sophia Isaac

Sophia Isaac is head of volunteers at the J. Turner Moore Memorial Library in Manalapan. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Christine Davis



What do super-organized volunteers get? More work! But…

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Gulf Stream: School renovations will enable better use of space

Plans call for the outdoor seating area of Gulf Stream School to be converted into a two-story pavilion with three classrooms. Rendering Provided

By Tim O’Meilia



    Gulf Stream School, the only…

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Manalapan: La Coquille evolves from '50s hotspot to perk

This aerial view from a postcard shows La Coquille in the 1960s or ’70s. To the right is the intersection of A1A and Ocean Avenue.

Our private clubs: An occasional…

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Let the Motion Move You: Arts District features kinetic displays

Debby Coles-Dubay, Boynton Beach’s public art administrator, engages with a moving sculpture in Lake Worth. Boynton Beach will host the 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and symposium.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal…

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Dining: The Plate

Menu items worth checking

from local restaurants



The Plate: Bimini Coconut Shrimp

The Place: Lantana Jack’s, 308 N. Dixie Highway, Lantana. Phone: 847-4158

The Price:…

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Around Town: Surf and FEMA job roll in with Sandy

A seagull rides the wind as champion surfer Kelly Slater braves the waves generated by Hurricane Sandy near Boynton Inlet. Photo by James Knill

By Thom Smith

     As Hurricane Sandy blew past, she didn’t…

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Delray Beach: Five new galleries brighten downtown

Delray Beach resident Maggie Cacace looks at the paintings by Val Grant at Val Grant Studio in Delray Beach. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Lucy Lazarony

    

Do you love visual art?  Take…

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United States Submarine Veterans, South Florida Base

Members of United States Submarine Veterans, South Florida Base, present a plaque of appreciation to Jaimin Stilley, manager of Snappers Seafood and Wine Bar in early November. The group meets at 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month and encourages other submarine veterans to join. Snappers —…

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Obituary — Bobby Dean Butts

Butts, Bobby Dean age 84 of Fenton died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Avalon Hospice.  Funeral service will be held 1 pm, Saturday January 26 at Tyrone Memory Gardens Mausoleum, 10260 White Lake Rd. Fenton, MI.  Family will receive visitors from 1-4 and 6-9 pm Friday, January 25 and from 11 until time of…

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Celebrations: Wedding at the Beach Clubhouse — Briny Breezes – Dec. 20

ABOVE: Briny Breezes Mayor Roger Bennett, father of the bride, officiates at the wedding of Jo Bennett and Jay Kelley.…

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Literacy Coalition breaks ground: 3651 Quantum Blvd., Boynton Beach – Dec. 4

More than 150 supporters, along with an army of tiny ‘workers,’ celebrated the ground-breaking of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County’s new Literacy Center for Education, Training and Outreach. To kick off the construction, a group of little ones…

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Farmworker Children’s Council presentation: The Jim Moran Foundation, Deerfield Beach – Oct. 23

The Jim Moran Foundation honored Donna Marie Goray with a $50,000 award for volunteerism and advocacy of providing educational opportunities for children of migrant families in Palm Beach County. The award will support the charity of Goray’s…

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Take Steps Walk: CityPlace, West Palm Beach – Nov. 10

Inspiration, love and hope filled the air at the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s Take Steps Walk, as more than 500 walked to support the services, support groups and education programs provided by the organization. The event raised more than…

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New office dedication: Lang Real Estate, Delray Beach – Nov. 28

Lang Real Estate celebrated its new location on Atlantic Avenue with a celebration and ribbon cutting. Photo: (from left) Karen Granger, Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce; Delray Beach Vice Mayor Tom Carney; Bill Issacson, co-owner, Lang Realty; and Scott Agran, co-owner /…

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Manalapan: Resident complains to state, saying police use racial profiling

 By Tim O’Meilia



A 20-year Manalapan resident has filed a complaint with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, claiming that the town’s police force engages in racial profiling.

    In a Dec. 27 two-page letter to FDLE’s top official, Kersen de Jong said the police chief and an officer had both told him in separate conversations that 1,400 traffic stops made by Manalapan officers in 2011 were designed to keep potential troublemakers out of town.

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‘Do the Right Thing’: St. Andrews Country Club, Boca Raton – Nov. 3

Gulf Stream School parents, students, teachers and faculty members joined for an afternoon of sportsmanship and learning at the ‘Do the Right Thing’ golf outing. The friendly competition reinforced the school’s mission of empowering students to succeed in…

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Flavors of Boca: A Culinary Journey — The Shops of Boca Center, Boca Raton

Feb. 7: Delight in the decadence of all things indulgent, including chocolate, fine wine, sparkling jewelry and other temptations, to benefit the Junior League of Boca Raton. Time is 5:30-9:30 pm. Cost is $40-$75. Call 870-9083 or visit…

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Building Hope Gala: The Polo Club of Boca Raton

Feb. 2: The annual Building Hope gala raises money that empowers citizens of Third World countries by providing safe and secure shelter for them and their families. The Food for the Poor event returns with an extravagant night of dining,…

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Century takes library from 40 books to the digital age

The library groundbreaking on Southeast Fourth Avenue in 1949.

By Ron Hayes



    On April 11, 1913, the Ladies Improvement Association of Delray gathered in their clubhouse at 419 E. Atlantic Ave.

    The 40…

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