January 2020 Blog Posts (73)

Paws Up for Pets: Have a new dog? Trainer can help you smooth the transition

Shay Maimoni, founder of Loxahatchee-based Woof Dogs, has trained dogs for many roles, including police, service and therapy. With him here is Asia, a 6-year-old Dutch shepherd who is a trained patrol and drug detection dog. Photo provided

By Arden Moore

Whether you…

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Finding Faith: Boca comic brings ‘clean’ improv act to school fundraiser

Carl Crispin (center), with his 321 Improv partners Mike Domeny and Jeremy Schofield, will perform Feb. 21 at a benefit for Boca Raton Christian School student activities. Photo provided

By Janis Fontaine

Boca Raton’s Carl Crispin usually sees the funny side of…

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Religion Notes: So Is Life to headline 12th Dubov Memorial Concert

So Is Life, featuring (l-r) Josh Nelson, Rosalie Will, Ellen Dreskin and Dan Nichols, will perform March 1 at the Temple Beth El Schaefer Family Campus in east Boca Raton. Photo provided

By Janis Fontaine

Cantor Stephen Dubov arrived at Temple Beth El of Boca…

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Religion Notes: Lumen Christi Scholarship Gala — The Breakers, Palm Beach — Dec. 6

Agnes and Jeffrey Stoops with Barbarito. Photo provided

The 31st annual event, themed ‘Ignite the Future,’ raised funds for scholarships in Catholic schools and recognized people with distinguished service records at the Diocese of Palm Beach. Agnes and Jeffrey Stoops were honored for their work at…

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Tots & Teens: From fashion design to pageants, South Palm Beach girl shines

Bindi Evans of South Palm Beach wears a dress she designed for the Little Miss Nation pageant. Photo provided

By Janis Fontaine



Pine Crest School fourth-grader Bindiya “Bindi” Evans has big dreams and a big personality to get her there. She’s already a model,…

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House of the Month: Point estate graces Intracoastal in Gulf Stream

Enjoy sunsets from two vantage points of the entertainment loggia, complete with outdoor kitchen.

This home, a waterfront estate designed by Randall Stofft on a one-acre-plus lot, has more than 470 feet of Intracoastal frontage and a dock with room for a 100-foot-plus yacht.

The home is comfortably…

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Added by The Coastal Star on January 28, 2020 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Manalapan: Town to allow dividing of Ziff estate

A tunnel of trees surrounds State Road A1A as it winds through the Ziff estate in Manalapan. File photo/The Coastal Star

By Dan Moffett

For close to three decades Manalapan and the Ziff family have worked together to preserve a largely pristine, 15.6-acre parcel that…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 1, 2020 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Highland Beach: No election needed for two newcomers; vice mayor to finish term

By Rich Pollack

Highland Beach will get a new mayor and a new commissioner come March along with a returning vice mayor, after three candidates for commission seats ran unopposed.

In what appears to be a calm in Highland Beach elections not seen for several years, political newcomer Doug Hillman was unopposed in his bid for mayor, as was newcomer John Shoemaker, who will fill an open commission seat.

Vice Mayor Greg Babij, who was appointed to the position…

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Boca Raton: City will get $2.6 million for Irma cleanup

Boca Raton will receive $2.6 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to defray the costs of cleaning up after Hurricane Irma.

The money will reimburse the city for collection and disposal of debris, FEMA said in a Dec. 23 release.

The city collected more than 350,000 cubic yards of vegetative debris from roads and public and private property, FEMA said.

The money is from FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program, which helps communities recover from a federally declared…

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Highland Beach: Yamato Rock plan rouses memories of aquatic treasure

Joan Weir and her daughter, Louise Glover, stroll Highland Beach near Yamato Rock, a limestone outcropping slated to become part of Milani Park. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Rich Pollack

Louise Glover remembers when she and her friends would gather on what is now…

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Boca Raton: Beach-goers encouraged to use city’s buckets to gather debris

By Mary Hladky

Many Boca Raton beach-goers make it a point to help keep the beaches clean by picking up trash and plastics on the sand and disposing of them.

But now the city has made it easier to do so. They no longer need to bring trash bags with them when visiting the beaches for a stroll or swim.

The new Community Coastal Clean Up program provides metal buckets next to signs explaining the program at Red Reef, Spanish River and South Beach…

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Boca Raton: District asks out of Mizner payments to city to free money for parks

By Mary Hladky

The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District wants to stop making payments to the city to pay off a Mizner Park bond debt, and instead wants to redirect the money to park improvement projects.

The district asked the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency to relieve it of its payment obligations in a Sept. 20 letter, but did not receive a response, district attorney Jacob Horowitz said at a Dec. 16 meeting.

While district commissioners voted…

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Highland Beach: Crosswalks likely to get brick color, white stripes to improve visibility

By Rich Pollack

In its efforts to improve visibility of crosswalks along State Road A1A, Highland Beach is going red.

Taking a page out of Delray Beach’s playbook, Highland Beach officials hope to repave the eight crosswalks within town limits with textured asphalt that would then be painted brick red.

If all goes well, the inside of the crosswalks will include white Thermoseal striping, with white Thermoseal borders on the north and south sides of the…

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