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Along the Coast: COVID-19 Cases

Coronavirus: characteristics of 5,276 Florida resident cases…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 30, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Summer Camp Guide

Due to the current uncertainty regarding the coronavirus pandemic, all schedules and information are subject to change. Some organizations may add camps, some may cancel camps and some may change schedules, pricing and other important details. Although we will try to update this list as information becomes available, please check the status of all summer camps with the camp organizers. Their contact information is…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 25, 2020 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Boca Helping Hands cancels Monopoly fundraiser

Boca Helping Hands has cancelled its annual Monopoly Event & Casino Night due to coronavirus. The event was schedule for April 18.

The cancellation comes “in light of the CDC’s recommendation to cancel large in-person events,” according to a news release. The release said that in place of the Monopoly event, Boca Helping Hands “is planning a ‘non-event,’ which will provide an alternative way to support the organization’s operations and mission.” Details of the "non-event " were…

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Election Results: Boca Raton

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Election Results: Lantana

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Election Results: Delray Beach

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Election Results: South Palm Beach

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Election Results: Briny Breezes

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Information on COVID-19

 

To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Florida Department of Health’s dedicated …

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 17, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

Gigi postponed at Wold Performing Arts Center

Productions of the musical comedy Gigi scheduled for 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 14, and 4 p.m. March 15 at Keith C. & Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University have been postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus.

Gigi is Lerner and Loewe’s musical comedy about a free-spirited young girl living in Paris at the turn of the 20th century and the wealthy young playboy who falls in love with her as she is transformed into a poised courtesan. It includes…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 14, 2020 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Delray Beach: Beatles on the Beach Festival postponed

The International Beatles On The Beach Festival, scheduled for March 26-29 at Old School Square and other venues throughout Delray Beach, has been “postponed.”

     “Although we received countless messages not to cancel, the powers that be have temporarily closed down our venue for your safety,” organizer Daniel Hartwell said in a statement late Friday.

     Asked if and how ticketholders could apply for refunds, Hartwell said, “I'm trying to figure out the rest with Old School…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 14, 2020 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Ocean Ridge: Plastic awareness event postponed

The Save the Seas – Plastics Free event scheduled March 21 in Ocean Ridge was postponed “out of an abundance of caution” due to the corona virus. “We look forward to seeing you when the event is able to be rescheduled,” the Town of Ocean and the Garden Club said in their announcement. The daylong event was planned to begin with a beach clean-up and included sessions at Town Hall such as “Rise Above Plastics,” as well as family art activities and exhibitor booths.

— Margie…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 14, 2020 at 9:24am — No Comments

Cartoonist cancels Old School Square appearance

Update: Beatles on the Beach Festival postponed

    Ron Campbell, an animator who contributed to the Beatles' 1968 cartoon feature “Yellow Submarine” has canceled his appearance at this year's Beatles On The Beach festival, March 26-29.

     Scott…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 13, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Highland Beach: Town cancels Spring Fling event

By Rich Pollack

Concerns about the coronavirus have led Highland Beach leaders to cancel the 2020 Spring Fling, originally scheduled for March 21.

“Based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and the Florida Department of Health, we are exercising an abundance of caution to protect our population, which happens to be an at-risk population,” Town Manager Marshall Labadie said. 

In the past, the annual Spring Fling has featured food, a fire…

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Added by The Coastal Star on March 12, 2020 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Bethesda Hospital cancels Bethesda Ball

 

By Amy Woods

The Bethesda Ball would have celebrated its 65th anniversary March 14 at The Breakers on Palm Beach. Instead, because of concern about the coronavirus, the biggest fundraiser of the year for Bethesda Hospital has been canceled.

Nelson Lazo sent an email March 12 to supporters, apologizing for the short notice.

“We take the health of our community very seriously…but as we see a growing number of updates…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 12, 2020 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: City provides watering service after reclaimed water turned off

In an effort to help Delray Beach residents who have been without their reclaimed water service since early February, employees like Curtis Duscan, (center)  and city contractors Clay Carroll (left) and Anthony Coates have started watering lawns on the barrier island. …

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 6, 2020 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

A timeline of troubles

2005 — Delray Beach begins planning for installation of reclaimed-water lines on the barrier island as part of a settlement reached with state and federal regulators to stop sending raw sewage into the ocean. The city hires contractors to do the work and monitor it. The South Florida Water Management District supplies grants to pay for the system.

April 1, 2009 — The South Central Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant that serves Delray Beach sends its…

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Added by The Coastal Star on March 5, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

Delray Beach: City failed to report residents sickened by wastewater

City contractors check the reclaimed water connection at the corner of A1A and Rhodes Villa Avenue on March 2. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

Drinking water safe, manager says…

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Boca Raton: Ocean Strand set to partially open this fall as ‘minimal’ park

By Steve Plunkett

Ocean Strand, 15 acres on State Road A1A that the public has owned for decades but not been able to enjoy, will open in six months as a limited-use park.

The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District, which paid $11.9 million for the property in 1994, voted unanimously March 2 to install benches, a rock road and a portable restroom on the acreage west of A1A with an eye on opening the gates by September.

“I think it’s important to get it…

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Added by The Coastal Star on March 5, 2020 at 8:46am — 2 Comments

Boca Raton: Exploding costs jeopardize tower, ADA elevator at Gumbo Limbo

Six 40-foot-tall wooden posts have stood since last spring at the site of the tower project. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Steve Plunkett

The estimated price of installing an inclined elevator at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center to make a…

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