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Ocean Ridge: Commission balks at giving water pipes to Boynton Beach

By Dan Moffett

Ocean Ridge commissioners aren’t buying a recommendation from a citizens advisory panel that the town should turn over its water pipes to Boynton Beach when a contract between the two communities expires next year.

In October, the town’s Septic to Sewer Citizens Advisory Committee voted 4-1 in favor of giving some 85,000 linear feet of pipes to Boynton Beach.

Boynton Beach provides water to Ocean Ridge but is not responsible for maintaining the…

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Business Spotlight: New food hall coming: Delray Beach Market

The hall, a half-block off Atlantic Avenue on Southeast Third Avenue, will have 36 vendors and focus on ethnic cuisines. The market is expected to open in spring 2021. Rendering provided

By Christine Davis and Jan Norris

The trendy food…

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Philanthrophy: Coco Gauff to headline charity tennis event in Boca

Delray Beach tennis star Coco Gauff shocked the world and herself with a Wimbledon victory over Venus Williams. Photo provided

By Brian Biggane

Local tennis fans hoping to catch Delray Beach sensation Coco Gauff in action will get their chance when Kevin…

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Pay it Forward: Lady in Red Gala has ‘Supreme’ theme

Singer Diana Ross will perform at the Jan. 3 event.

By Amy Woods



Diana Ross and Rita Rudner return to The Breakers on Palm Beach to entertain an elite crowd at the Lady in Red Gala.



The Jan. 3 affair serves as an encore to the 2019 gala, at which the music icon and…

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Philanthropy Notes: Old School Square chooses new president/CEO

By Amy Woods

Shannon Eadon unanimously was elected by the board of Old School Square in October as the center’s president and CEO. She fills a vacancy left by Rob Steele, who resigned in May 2018.



Eadon hails from New Jersey, where she led a nonprofit theater in Englewood.



“I am humbled…

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Celebrations: Boca Raton Mayors Ball — Boca West Country Club — Nov. 16

Jim Batmasian, Jo Anne Williams, Jim O’Neill and Debbie and Steve Schmidt. Photos provided by Gina Fontana and Jeffrey Tholl

More than 450 well-dressed guests danced the night away to support the health and wellness needs of local nonprofits at the fifth annual affair presented by Rotary…

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Celebrations: Food Bank VIP reception — Old School Square, Delray Beach — Nov. 5

Brenda Medore, Patty Jones and Leanne Adair. Photos provided

Supporters of the Palm Beach County Food Bank gathered to celebrate the 4th annual Empty Bowls Delray Beach event, set for Dec. 8, and reminded each other how important it is to bring awareness to the almost 200,000 hungry…

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Celebrations: Party in Paradise — Delray Beach Club — Oct. 10

Hoskinson, of Roots & Wings; Reagan, of Bella Reina Spa; Mark Cassini, of Community Greening; and Marcie Young, of Young Dentistry. Photo provided by Emiliano Brooks / Studio B2

The Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce gave out well-deserved honors during its annual fundraiser and…

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Celebrations: Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon — Boca Raton Resort & Club — Nov. 8

Amy Kazma, Lisa Warren, Cristy Stewart-Harfmann, Nancy Dockerty, Stanley, Nicole Mugavero and Renata Sans de Negri. Photos Provided

Nearly 1,000 guests attended the Junior League of Boca Raton’s annual affair, at which Michelle Stallone was named Woman Volunteer of the Year and Kirsten…

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Celebrations: George and Mary Hood Award — Stetson University, DeLand — Nov. 9

Alumni Association President Ranell Mason, Nancy Bayless and Stetson President Wendy Libby. Photo provided

Nancy Walker Bayless, Class of 1962, was honored for her commitment to and passion for Stetson University and contributions to enriching its core values. ‘My Stetson education…

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Celebrations: Gratitude Luncheon — The Seagate Country Club, Delray Beach — Nov. 7

Ernie Simon with Allerton. Photo provided

The Crossroads Club benefited from the annual event, which raises funds for people suffering from addiction. More than 200 attended to support the nonprofit safe haven and honor Tony…

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Celebrations: Cocktails, Canapes & Cabaret — The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum, Boca Raton — Oct. 11

Russell and Van Vechten

Photos provided by Kelly Boyle

A special birthday party became an opportunity for singers and dancers — including Kellye Cash, Johnny Cash’s niece, and Rob Russell, a local favorite — to support people with disabilities. The…

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Dining: Prime Catch sporting rebuilt dock and brighter, bigger space

Prime Catch’s renovations include whimsical marine touches and brighter colors. Photo provided

By Jan Norris

Phase 1 of the redo at Boynton Beach’s Prime Catch is complete, with a new dock, new decor, a new sign and some new menu…

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The Plate: This snack was eggs-actly what we needed

By Scott Simmons

The Plate: Smoked deviled eggs

The Place: Driftwood (in the former Scully’s), 2005 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach; 561-733-4782 or www.driftwoodboynton.com.

The Price: $7

The…

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Christmas: Penning a Tradition

Adele Bulger of Ocean Ridge prepares Christmas cards with her daughters, Heidi, 14, and Maggie, 10. The Bulgers like to send family photo cards, and these include son George, 17. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star…

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Health & Harmony: Girl’s sun-safety mitzvah honors grandfather she lost to melanoma

Brooke Diamond of Boca Raton honored Alex Morgenstern by working to put sunscreen dispensers in parks. Photo provided

By Joyce Reingold

A stuffed animal resembling a favorite pet. Water-resistant earbuds. A tween-sized fitness tracker. These are all suggested…

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Health Notes: Boca Regional is back in UnitedHealthcare network

Baptist Health and UnitedHealthcare have agreed to renew United’s network relationship with Boca Raton Regional Hospital, a Baptist property. Beginning Dec. 1, United members enrolled in employer-sponsored, individual, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid benefit plans again had network access to Boca Regional.



The old agreement expired June 30, leaving plan members to find other providers or go out of network.…

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Celebrations: Walk of Recognition — The Addison, Boca Raton — Nov. 6

Joni Goldberg, Alyce Erickson, Arlene Herson, Betsy Fletcher and Vanessa Carosella. Photo provided

The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum’s 23rd annual presentation honored four individuals and one institution for positively affecting the lives of…

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Paws Up for Pets: Groomer finds niche with focus on dogs’ overall health

Swabbing ears can prevent pain and itchiness, and Tim Vogel’s Scenthound shops aim to do such preventive care for $25 a month.  Photos provided

By Arden Moore

Of all the species on the planet, dogs definitely sport a capital D for…

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Secret Garden: Delray florist tells how to look beyond poinsettias for holiday

This abstract holiday centerpiece uses dried mushrooms, nuts, moss, wire, stones and wheat. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

With the holidays fast approaching, the race to find perfect gifts has started. And for many, the winning…

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