April 2014 Blog Posts (118)

Boca Raton: We kid you not: Rescued goat makes guest appearance

Lifeguard Dylan Kosten with the wandering goat.

Photo provided

By Rich Pollack

    It took a while, but Dylan Kosten finally got his goat.

    After work early last month, Kosten, a part-time lifeguard for Boca Raton Ocean Rescue,…

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Around Town: Roddick’s fiery determination evident early to his tennis coach

Coach Howard Schnellenberger was honored on his 80th birthday by hundreds of supporters, including football legend Joe Namath.…

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Boca Raton: Lighting improvements save money, help wildlife

By Cheryl Blackerby

    The Palm Beach County chapter of the nonprofit International Dark-Sky Association gave 23 Boca Raton condominium associations awards for making their lighting more efficient and turtle-friendly.

    The awards were presented at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s Sea Turtle Day Festival on March 1 in Boca Raton.

    “We’ve noticed an increase in people asking us what they should do about lighting,” said Kirt Rusenko, marine…

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Boca Raton: Arches marked as downtown landmarks

The twin arches of Sanborn Square were dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 28.

Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star…

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Along the Coast: Beach renourishment up against deadline

By Cheryl Blackerby

    The last of four beach renourishment projects is underway, and it’s up against an April 30th deadline that may not be met if rough seas continue. 

    Work on the project at Boca Raton’s north beach started March 23. The dredge was forced to stop pumping sand March 25 because of strong winds. 

    “We had to pull off because of the weather. We hope to start back as soon as the winds calm down,” said Jennifer Bistyga, engineer…

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Along the Coast: Hospitality industry reports strong season

By Rich Pollack

    It is a Palm Beach County tourist season best defined by storms.

    Snowstorms in the rest of the country, no storms to speak of in South Florida and the perfect storm of an improving economy plus pent-up demand and strong promotions all having come together to help break tourism records.

    “At both our restaurants, this is the best season we’ve ever seen,” says Luke Therien, whose family has owned and operated the Banana Boat…

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Boca Raton: Human-rights activists protest at Royal Palm Yacht Club

Protesters chanted in the fountain area between Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club and

the Boca Raton Resort to protest George Zoley, president of the GEO Group.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star…

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Highland Beach: Close vote returns incumbent

Highland Beach Town Clerk Beverly Brown swears in Commissioner Dennis  J. Sheridan

during a special commission meeting March 12.

Kurtis Boggs/The Coastal Star 

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Highland Beach: Accommodations will help visitors get through Town Hall renovations

By Rich Pollack

    The long-awaited $850,000 renovation of Highland Beach’s Town Hall is finally underway. Construction crews began demolition late last month.

    Expected to continue through the fall, the project is designed to unite the Police Department, which is now in separate building, and will include upgrades to the Town Commission chambers and other facilities.

    As the construction continues, the Highland Beach Police Department will be…

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Highland Beach: Book celebrating Flossy Keesely’s 100th birthday available soon

    The book of a lifetime – the life of Boca Raton philanthropist and community activist Florence A. “Flossy” Keesely — will soon be available.

    The memoir that’s been more than a year in the making, will be unveiled on Keesely’s 100th birthday April 18, in front of the statue/fountain she donated to Mizner Park.  

    The statue, created by…

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80th Birthday Celebration: J.D. Nichols home, Manalapan – March 15

Coach Howard Schnellenberger was honored on his 80th birthday by hundreds of supporters, including football legend Joe Namath.

Schnellenberger and his wife, Beverlee, share a kiss to…

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Boca Raton: The Haynie era begins in Boca

CRA Vice Chairman Robert Weinroth, Mayor Susan Haynie, Council Member Michael Mullaugh

and CRA Chairman Scott Singer at the March 31 meeting.

Kurtis Boggs/The Coastal Star…

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Pay it Forward: ‘Y’ honors founder at annual breakfast

YMCA Inspiration Breakfast committee members: Jennifer Siesel, Alberto Echevarria, Chris Echevarria, Mary Workman, Megan Keenan, Gloria Hosh, Kery Knutson, Carl Foster, Alex Farnsworth, Teresa Harrington, Jon Kaye, Trina Chin Cheong, Pam Roulan and Linda Spielmann. Photo provided

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Shuzz | Art | Fashion: Signature Aviation, Boca Raton – March 22

Members of the crowd enjoying the show include (l-r) Samathana Kent, Mary Raggazino, Marta Motz, Dan Funch, Sheree La Dove Funch, Denise Zimmerman, Rosa Feeney, Stacey Packer and Peggy Henry.…

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Surf Earth: Companies combine style and sustainability in gear you will flip for

Tim Stepien/2011 Coastal Star file photo

Fire Wire surfboards have decks of sustainably grown wood.…

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Kravis Center Gala: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach – Feb. 24

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater swept guests off their feet at the annual affair, which started with a performance in Dreyfoos Hall and ended with dinner in the Cohen Pavilion — all to raise money for the center’s education and outreach programs. The show marked the troupe’s first appearance in the area in more than 15 years. PHOTO:…

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Director’s last call: St. Andrew’s School, Boca Raton – March 8

Senior cast member Andy Yao (left) shares a heartfelt story about how Theater Director Teresa Vignau (center) impacted his life in a positive way as senior castmates Alyssa Moeller and Caitrin Assaf and junior castmate Caroline Manera try to hold back tears during a tribute to Vignau after her final production, Once on This Island, in the…

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Health & Harmony: ‘Shocking’ new therapy beats pain, speeds healing

Former LPGA golfer Meg Mallon, who suffers from back, neck and shoulder pain, receives

shockwave therapy from Dr. Erich Menge at Boca Delray Pain & Rehabilitation.

Mallon says the therapy has helped her feel better.…

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Caribbean Cowboy Ball: Red Reef Park, Boca Raton – Feb. 22

The George Snow Scholarship Fund’s 21st-annual auction fundraiser attracted more than 450 ‘cowpokes’ for a foot-stompin’ good time. The event, which honored Robert Rollins with the Community Service Award and Lynn University with the Corporate Community Service Award, raised in excess of $100,000. Photo: Danielle Williams (left), with ball…

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Doggie Ball: Boca West Country Club, Boca Raton – March 24

Before a crowd of more than 550 board members, donors, employees and volunteers — all sporting their finest Western wear at the 12th-annual fundraiser for the Tri County Humane Society — leaders of the Boca Raton nonprofit announced a new name and logo, plus plans for campus expansion. The new name, Tri County Animal Rescue, reflects the important mission and wide reach…

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