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Boca Raton: City decides not to privatize garbage pickup

By Mary Hladky

City Council members have rejected outsourcing residential garbage collection and recycling services.

City staff explored the option of contracting with Waste Pro because Boca Raton faces rising costs to provide the services, including the need to buy more garbage trucks and to build a larger garage to house them.

Another issue is that the city pays its sanitation workers less than…

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Least terns make comeback on beach: Boca Raton — June 30

  The least tern, a migratory bird threatened with a loss of natural beach habitat, appears to be making a comeback in Boca Raton.

    This year, for the first time in many…

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Boca Raton: Boca Raton Resort & Club’s final sales price nearly $900 million

Billionaire Michael S. Dell acquired the Boca Raton Resort & Club, which will continue to be managed by Hilton under the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand. Photo provided

By Mary Hladky

In the largest…

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Boca Raton: Cost prompts council to request new plan for government campus

Boca Raton’s proposed government campus carried a $200 million price tag. Rendering provided

By Mary Hladky

Plans for a new downtown government campus will be scaled back…

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Highland Beach: Owner of vacant land at odds with town over tree removal

Plan to build homes would include preserving 9 acres in Ocean Ridge as mitigation exchange

By Rich…

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Dining: Sizzling Summer Specials

Grilled salmon salad is one of the $7.99 Thursday lunch specials at Cafe Frankie’s in Boynton Beach. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

Those who stay put during the sweltering season are treated to restaurant deals well worth…

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Philanthropy Notes: Junior League leaders announced for coming season

ABOVE: Serving on the Junior League board are (l-r) Krista Downey, Alexandra Chase, Emily Schachtel, Laura Wissa, Ann a, Pam Schanel, Sue Gibson, Felice Shearer, Julie Rudolph and Sarah…

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Literacy Links Golf Tournament: Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course — April 10

ABOVE: (l-r) Peter Bonutti, Iain Calder, Harrison Calder and Glen Calder. Photo provided



The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County scored a hole in one with its third-annual outing, raising more than $20,000 to provide links to literacy for children, adults and…

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Proper Affair: Harriet Himmel Theater, West Palm Beach — April 11

ABOVE: Stephanie Cherub with Kari Shipley. BELOW: Reeve and Anne Bright. Photos provided

Glitz, glam and giving were…

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Passport Around the World: St. Andrews Club, Delray Beach — April 27

St. Joseph’s Episcopal School had its 61st-annual auction — the institution’s signature fundraiser — to benefit the Jaguar Fund. The Jaguar Fund is used to provide scholarships and financial aid to eligible students; it also is used to make improvements to the campus. This year, proceeds will help purchase technology to enhance…

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Food Bank Reception: Private home, Gulf Stream — April 30

TOP: (l-r)…

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Heroes Golf Tournament: Breakers West Country Club, West Palm Beach — April 1

More than 100 golfers participated in a dynamic day on the course to support Sacred Heart School’s scholarship fund. The 10th-annual charity event raised $154,000. ‘The weather was amazing, and the greens, as usual, were impeccable,’ Principal Candace Tamposi said. To date, the school has provided grants to more than 1,800…

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Health & Harmony: Ocean swimmers relish the challenge, solitude — and camaraderie

Tatyana Fishman gives Eva Takacs a hug during her 90th-birthday party at Oceanfront Park.

Fishman and Takacs, both of Boynton Beach, do daily swims there. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

People walk the beach at Oceanfront Park scanning the shore for wave-smoothed shards of sea…

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Health Notes: Health care heroes honored for distinguished service

The Palm Beach County Medical Society Services honored 39 men, women and organizations in health care for their outstanding service during the 16th annual Heroes in Medicine luncheon. The event was held in May at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion.

Shawn Baca, MD, Rheumatology Associates of South Florida, Boca Raton, and Colleen Haley, ARNP, Team Health, received the Hero in Medicine of the Year awards.…

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Paws up for Pets: Boca shelter set to open low-cost clinic

Philanthropist Lois Pope has helped Tri-County Animal Rescue’s Suzi Goldsmith with the clinic and other needs. Photo provided

A shiny new car. A diamond ring. An original painting by a renowned artist. Pricey but cherished possessions, right? However, for many of us, the most priceless asset we have wags a tail or…

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Art: Quick work in party setting puts local artists to test

Luciana Boaventura of Delray Beach plans her next move as she paints during the inaugural Art Throwdown fundraiser at the Arts Warehouse. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Stephen Moore

Imagine preparing for a day’s work at your place of…

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Tots & Teens: The sky’s the limit for Boca student selected to space school

Connor Cane will spend two weeks planning a simulated mission to Mars. The plaque honors previous missions. Photo provided

By Janis Fontaine

On the Cane family’s homepage under 15-year-old Connor Cane’s name is a quote by Albert Einstein: “Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

The…

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The Plate: Shrimp & Grits — They’re what’s for brunch

The Plate: Shrimp & Grits

The Place: The Old Key Lime House, 300 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana; 582-1889 or www.oldkeylimehouse.com.

The Price: $11.99

The Skinny: The view is so pretty at Lantana’s Old Key Lime House that the food could be beside the point at the waterfront restaurant.

But the team…

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Tots & Teens: History-based performance promises rich future for Manalapan girl

Daniela Guarino in costume as Miep Gies, the woman who helped Anne Frank and family hide from Nazis. Photo provided

By Ron Hayes

Daniela Guarino was given just 10 minutes to dramatize the tragedy and triumph of the Holocaust. It took her 10 months, but she triumphed.

She was 13, an…

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Boca Raton: Reopening of Camino Real bridge delayed

The Camino Real bridge, scheduled as recently as May 22 to reopen June 20, will stay closed to vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians while construction teams conduct a functional inspection.
The reopening has not been scheduled yet.
"At this time we cannot confirm a bridge opening date," said Kristine Frazell-Smith, who manages Palm Beach County's local roads section, which is in charge of the $8.9 million project.
Lucia Bonavita, senior aide to County…
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