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Philanthrophy Notes: Quantum Foundation invests $424,000 in county’s health

By Amy Woods

The board of trustees of Quantum Foundation has approved six new grants totaling $424,000 to Palm Beach County-based nonprofits.



The agency’s mission is to fund initiatives that improve the quality of health in the community.



“This grant cycle focuses on greater access to health resources and stronger connections to result in an overall healthier community,” foundation President Eric Kelly said. “We fund organizations that…

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Dining: Chef Dak takes his Jewell Bistro to oceanfront hotel

The patio at Jewell Beach, in the Ambassador Hotel, will offer sunset views. Photo provided

Update: Jewell Bistro will not be moving into the Ambassador. Dak…
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Pay it Foward: Spotlight to shine on Sarge at Laugh With the Library

Laugh With the Library Co-Chairwomen Amy Snook (left) and Chiara Clark play piano with funnyman Sarge Pickman, a Delray Beach resident. Photo provided by CAPEHART

By Amy Woods

The producer and personality behind the former syndicated program The Best Damn…

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Collectibles: Depression glass show comes to Boca

The Depression glass show will feature mid-century glass by Fenton and other firms. Photos provided

By Scott Simmons

Boca Raton long ago made a name for itself as a playground of the elite.



And Depression glass was the dinner and barware of the…

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Health Notes: New pavilion at hospital to be named for Boca philanthropists

By Christine Davis

Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation’s $250 million fundraising effort, Keeping the Promise, got an early holiday present. Philanthropists Toby and Leon Cooperman made a $25 million gift to the campaign during a St. Andrews Country Club event in early December.



In recognition of the gift, the…

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2020 vision

Barb Schmidt of Boca Raton recommends taking a fresh approach to setting goals.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

Mindfulness…

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The Plate: An antipasto from an unexpected place

The Plate: Antipasto for one

The Place: The Hive Bar and Grill, 618 Lantana Road, Lantana; 513-9168 or www.thehivebarandgrill.com.

The Price: $9

The Skinny: For many years, the building at Lantana Road and Sixth…

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Green Markets: Lantana opens the area’s newest greenmarket

Sarah Byerly, of Boynton Beach, has her photo taken with three of the six goats from Downward Goat that took part in goat yoga at the Lantana greenmarket. Market founder Hector V. Herrera aims to offer a different experience each Sunday. Rachel S. O’Hara/The Coastal Star

By Linda…

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Paws Up for Pets: Musician’s collection aims to calm sound-phobic dogs

Photo provided

By Arden Moore

Now ear this! We people possess many abilities. But paws down, our dogs win the hearing contest.



Yep, the only member of your household who can detect and respond to your whispers in a room on the opposite end of your…

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Pet Pictures with Santa — Town Hall, Ocean Ridge — Dec. 9

The Ocean Ridge Garden Club, starting what it plans to make an annual event, arranged pet pictures with Santa. Dozens of Ocean Ridge residents took advantage of the event, including Sallie Howell with her pooch, Fishbone.…

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Winter Wahoo — Boynton Harbor Marina, Boynton Beach — Dec. 9

Capt. Chris Agardy of Fish Envy Charters, based at Boynton Harbor Marina, cleans one of two wahoo his clients caught Dec. 9. The wahoo hit bonito belly strips trolled in 250 feet of water off Boynton Inlet. Willie Howard/The Coastal…

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On the Water: Industry pushes to improve on old diver-down markers

Depending on wind and wave conditions, the 1-foot-square red and white diver-down flags can be hard to see. Willie Howard/The Coastal Star

By Willie Howard

Most dive flags towed through the water by snorkelers and scuba divers meet Florida’s minimum…

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Secret Garden: In tiny Por La Mar Park, historic buttonwood looms large

The twisted trunks of the buttonwood make a scenic surrounding for a pair of benches. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

Por La Mar Park in Boca Raton is known for its large gnarly and sprawling southern buttonwood tree. In 1992, the tree received…

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Finding Faith: Religious leaders offer advice for a happy new year

By Janis Fontaine

The year 2020.



It rolls off our tongues, the symbol of perfect visual acuity. So, a year with that moniker should be a great year, right?



We asked clergy members how they feel about 2020 and for their best advice for starting the new year on the right foot:



Andy Hagen,…

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Religion Notes: New life-size Nativity enriches holiday season at St. Lucy

About 200 parishioners gathered last month to dedicate the Nativity scene at St. Lucy Catholic Church in Highland Beach. The figures included a removable Jesus that could be placed in the manger on Christmas Eve. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Janis Fontaine

As cars…

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Tots & Teens: Spelling Bee contenders — St. Vincent Ferrer School, Delray Beach — Dec. 5

Seventh-grader Evangeline Price placed second and eighth-grader Olivia Robbins placed first, earning awards from Principal Vikki Delgado. Photo provided

Forty students competed for two spots to represent the school in the Southeastern Florida Scripps district spelling bee, set for March 10 in Boca…

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Tots & Teens: CEO Santa, helpers bring cheer, gifts to kids at Seagate party

Delray Beach’s Seagate Hotel hosted about 20 children who got to meet Santa, his wife and helpers. Photos provided

By Janis Fontaine

On Dec. 12, as it has every year for the last six years, the Seagate Hotel & Spa in Delray…

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Our Clubs: St. Andrews marks completion of renovations

New color schemes and settings help to create a more open feel in the dining rooms. Photo provided

By Brian Biggane

Nearly 200 people were entertained by the Palm Beach Pipers bagpipe ensemble and a five-piece band as St. Andrews Club of Delray Beach celebrated the…

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House of the Month: Private waterfront compound in Highland Beach

A heated, scenic saltwater pool with spa is perfectly framed by the spacious terrace overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and grounds.

The residence offers five bedrooms, five full and two half baths with more than 11,000 total square feet. Meticulously maintained to include special upgrades and…

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Santa joins cheer squad — St. John Paul II High School, Boca Raton — Dec. 14

The 10th annual ‘It’s a Wonderful Run’ 5K race drew 440 registered participants ages 4-89. Seventy-eight volunteers prepped hot pancake meals in the cafeteria for the well-conditioned field. ABOVE: The school’s cheer team added Santa to its lineup at the event. (l-r) Gabriella Jones, Raina Demarest, Maya Maczynsk, Santa, Ashley…

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