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April 2014 Blog Posts (118)

Boynton Inlet: Concern for safety leads to beach closure confusion

Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams is joined by mayors from Manalapan, Boynton Beach and Ocean Ridge on April 30 at a press conference held to draw attention to newly installed public safety signs warning swimmers to stay 75 feet away from the Boynton Inlet jetty. Jerry Lower/The Coastal…

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Fashion on the Field: International Polo Club Palm Beach, Wellington – April 6

The always-popular couture competition during halftime, sponsored by Veuve Clicquot and The Gardens Mall, benefited The Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County, a nonprofit that offers affordable counseling services. ABOVE: Becky Sanders, Krista       Kowalczyk and Kelly McWilliams. Photo provided by Janis…

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Egg Hunt and Celebration: Pope John Paul II High School, Boca Raton – April 12

Pope John Paul II High School’s Natalia Heguaburo (from left), Kaitlyn Maesel, Will Jeanlys (as the Easter bunny), Alena Constanian and Travis Hughes prepared snacks and baskets for 80 children served by Florence Fuller Child Development Centers in recognition of the holiday. Photo…

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Celebrating the Apple Fruit: Boynton Woman’s Club, Boynton Beach – Feb. 23

Children & Parents Day took the apple to new heights with the fruit’s incorporation in more than 10 different recipes, a cooking class, arts and crafts and souvenir photos in the apple orchard. The annual event has evolved into a popular culinary gathering for families and serves as a prelude to National Nutrition Month. LEFT:…

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Red Rose Gala: Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club, Boca Raton – March 27

The National Society of Arts and Letters’ Florida East Coast Chapter welcomed more than 200 guests to its 32nd black-tie event honoring winners of the competition and scholarship recipients. Guests enjoyed an evening of dinner and dancing and a silent auction highlighted by a performance by this year’s woodwinds and musical-theater…

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Play for P.I.N.K:. Atlantis Golf Club – March 11

The Atlantis Golf Club Women’s Golf Association raised $25,355 this year to benefit P.I.N.K. (Prevention, Immediate diagnosis, New technology, Knowledge), an organization that donates funds to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. To date, the club has donated $206,014 to support the cause. The tournament and luncheon featured LGPA pros…

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Style 4 Hope: Four Seasons, Palm Beach – March 21

Dress for Success Palm Beaches’ luncheon benefit raised more than $20,000 for programs that help local women get ready for re-entry into the workplace. Nearly 250 supporters gathered for the event that featured a fashion show, special guest Star Jones, a longtime supporter of Dress for Success, and Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success…

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Health & Harmony: Hypnotherapy can be a route to inner motives

Hypnotherapist Annette Annechild with Coastal Star columnist Paula Detwiller.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Paula Detwiller

    Why do we continue unhealthy habits knowing full well we’re paying a price?…

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Added by Chris Felker on April 30, 2014 at 10:32am — No Comments

Just say, 'Spa!'

It's Mom's Day, so why not make her feel special?

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Manalapan

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Green Gala Masquerade Ball: West Palm Beach Marriott – April 11

Ray Coleman, executive director of the FAU / Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, welcomed more than 160 friends and supporters to a festive affair with the theme ‘Revealing Today’s Environmental Leaders.’ Awards went out to Environmental Educator of the Year, Program of the Year, Agency/Nonprofit of the Year and Visionary, as well as…

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Impact 100 Grand Awards Celebration: Lynn University, Boca Raton – April 10

More than 300 women made a big ‘impact’ when they gathered for Impact 100 Palm Beach County’s Grand Awards Celebration to award $320,000 to five nonprofits in South County. Three recipients were each awarded a $100,000 High Impact Grant. They were: Achievement Centers for Children and Families, The Creative City Collaborative, and The Florence…

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Finding Faith: Easter gift for Christ Fellowship: A new place to call home

Members of Christ Fellowship Church, above, are led in prayer by the worship team, below, on April 13.

It was the first service at their new permanent location, in the former Dillard’s department store in the Boynton Beach Mall.…

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Festival of the Arts Boca: Mizner Park Amphitheater / Cultural Arts Center, Boca Raton – March 6-15

The eighth annual arts, culture and music event assembled the biggest parade of stars in its history and featured the return of violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. ‘This year’s Festival of the Arts Boca was one of our best and most successful ever,’ said Charles Siemon, chairman and co-executive producer. In addition to Perlman, performances…

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Making Waves Gala: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton – March 29

Supporters of the Owls made waves at the school’s annual black-tie-optional event that raised more than $500,000 for scholarships and support for veterans and first-generation students. ‘The Making Waves Gala was a tremendous success,’  FAU President John Kelly said.  ‘I would like to thank our gala host committee and more than 60 sponsors for…

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25 Years: A Salute to the Heroes of Caridad: International Polo Club, Wellington – April 7

The Caridad Center healthcare and dental clinic honored the 400 volunteers whose medical, dental, vision and social-services expertise enables the nonprofit clinic to provide 26,000 patient visits each year. The…

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American Girl Fashion Show: Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center – April 12

More than 100 girls modeled historical and modern fashions at the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County’s event. The two-hour show was attended by 900-plus guests who helped raise funds for youth-education programs. LEFT: Maya DiMisa, Caroline Calder, Sophia Dickenson, Harper Williams and Olivia Muir, with sponsor Dr. Saadia…

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Secret Gardens: Water a calming centerpiece at Fountains Center

As advertised, the Fountains Center in Boca Raton boasts a spectacular water feature

with waterfalls, fountains and wooden bridges.…

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Paws Up for Pets: Frisky feral felines the focus of rescue league’s cat-control campaign

Finn and Huck are 4-week-old domestic shorthair kittens in the foster program

at Peggy Adams Rescue League. Kitten season runs through the end of August.

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On the Water: Coast Guard events aim to minimize bad boating habits

John Gatti, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet,

says simple steps can help boaters avoid many of the problems that require Coast Guard intervention.

The station in Riviera Beach will hold an open house May 17 as part of…

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Tots & Teens: Delray Beach hosts mom-and-son challenge event

Sons and moms compete with a fire hose during last year’s

Moms and Sons Challenge. Photo provided

By Shelley Gilken



    On Mother’s Day, breakfast in bed would be a nice treat for Mom. Perhaps a bouquet of flowers, a beautiful card or, hey, why not…

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