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Manalapan: Family-run John G's sold to Boca couple

 By Jan Norris

            A shocker for diners in South County: Wendy Yarbrough confirms she’s sold the family restaurant: John G’s.

            The deal took place over the weekend, and the new owners of the Manalapan eatery are already on site, eager to learn the breakfast-lunch business that has held a place in so many residents’ memories for so long.

            “Don’t make me cry,” Yarbrough said by phone. “It was…

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Boca Raton: We can’t legally sell Ocean Strand, district learns

By Steve Plunkett

The undeveloped Ocean Strand parcel, 15 acres straddling State Road A1A from the Atlantic to the Intracoastal Waterway, cannot be sold, its owner has been told.

“The expressed intent under our special act is to acquire, operate and maintain beach and park property. Noticeably absent from our enumerated powers is the power to sell or to convey,” Jacob Horowitz, a lawyer for the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District, told district…

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Delray Beach: Gretsas gets commission nod for city manager

By Jane Smith

City commissioners selected Homestead City Manager George Gretsas to the same job in Delray Beach on Oct. 1 with the hope that he will bring much-needed stability to City Hall.

Gretsas, who will be Delray’s fourth new city manager in six years, will start Jan. 1 at a salary of $265,000, a 23% increase over his…

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Season Preview: Cultural Guide

The cultural season has returned with concerts, theatrical productions,

art exhibitions and other events that enrich each day. Be sure to see what’s on tap

in the ArtsPaper season preview:

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Editor’s Note: Seeking a better option than plastic for paper deliveries

Plastic is everywhere.

I walk the beach most mornings and pick it up all along the way. I pull bottle caps and fast-food cups out of my front hedge with some regularity. The amount of discarded plastic I see is overwhelming.

This summer on a family vacation we visited Connecticut and Rhode Island and found ourselves impressed with how many places have banned single-use plastics. I figured many people would be upset with not…

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Coastal Star: Junior League led Boca mom to embrace life as volunteer

Amy Kazma, honorary chairwoman of the Woman Volunteer of the Year luncheon, sits with her cockapoo Remy, 10, and mini Australian shepherd Spartacus, 6. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Margie Plunkett



Amy Kazma of Boca Raton recently became an empty nester, but she has…

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Along the Coast: Rising seas threaten wastewater systems

Related Story: Gulf Stream: Town wants to know price of putting in sewers…

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2019 Season Preview: Film

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2019 Season Preview: Books

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2019 Season Preview: Art

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2019 Season Preview: Dance

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Gulf Stream: Town wants to know price of putting in sewers

By Steve Plunkett

Following the lead of Ocean Ridge, Gulf Stream will ask its engineering consultants to estimate what it would cost to build a municipal sewer system.

Mayor Scott Morgan told town commissioners Sept. 13 that he had spoken with Ocean Ridge officials after state Rep. Mike Caruso, R-Delray Beach, in August warned Gulf Stream to expect a mandate from the state for septic-to-sewer transition in the future.

“This will be very expensive — I think…

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2019 Season Preview: Jazz

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2019 Season Preview: Opera

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Delray Beach: City delays moving valets off Atlantic Avenue

By Jane Smith

City Commissioners gave downtown restaurant owners who offer valet parking a six-month reprieve on Oct. 1, allowing the valet stands to remain on Atlantic Avenue.

They want to see the traffic flow improve on Atlantic Avenue between Swinton Avenue and Federal Highway.

Todd Herbst, whose Big Time Restaurant Group just opened Elisabetta’s Ristorante, said, “Without the valets, we would never make it.”

Sophia Theodore, who owns Taverna Opa with…

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2019 Season Preview: Classical

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2019 Season Preview: Pop Music

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South Palm Beach: First mobile library was horse-drawn

The county bookmobile has a scrapbook that shows the first bookmobile in America, in 1905. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Ron Hayes

If you ever visit a bookmobile, spare a moment to remember the woman who first inspired them. Her name was Mary Lemist Titcomb, and in 1905 she…

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2019 Season Preview: Theater

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South Palm Beach: Roadworthy, readworthy: 50 years of bookmobile

Mike Cavanaugh enters the bookmobile in South Palm Beach, where it stops on Fridays. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

Related Story: First…

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