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Boca Raton: New judge to set suspended mayor’s trial date

By Mary Hladky

Attorneys are still aiming for suspended Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie to go to trial in October on public corruption charges, but no date was set at an April 15 court hearing.

Palm Beach Circuit Judge Jeffrey Gillen will take over the case from Judge Glenn Kelley,…

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Finding Faith: Chabad assembling inspiring stories about ‘Women of Valor’

Rabbi Ruvi New of the Boca Beach Chabad speaks at the inaugural Women of Valor brunch in January. New invited women to share stories of courage and commitment for the Chabad’s book, due to be published early next year. Photo provided…

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Easter Sunrise Service: A1A and Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach — April 21

Easter fell in late April this year, and happened to be blessed with perfect weather and a beautiful sunrise.

ABOVE: As the sun was about to rise over the horizon, dozens of people made their way to the water’s edge to watch and photograph the…

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A mother-daughter venture: Boca Raton pair invites other women to donate time, funds to build home for nurse, mom in Delray Beach

Robyn Raphael-Dynan and her mom, Beverly Raphael Altman, visit a project site of their construction company. They are also co-chairs of Women Build, Habitat for Humanity’s all-female project this month. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

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Health Notes: Experts combine efforts to create new treatment for stroke patients

Jang-Yen Wu, Ph.D., professor of biomedical science in Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine, and Dr. Brian Snelling, chief of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery and medical director of the Marilyn and Stanley Barry Center for Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke at the Marcus Neuroscience Institute and Boca Raton Regional Hospital, have joined forces to combine an interventional procedure for stroke with a new…

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Pets on Parade: Delray’s 18th annual Easter Bonnet event was a barking good time

Presley Elizabeth, 3, and her owner, Rebecca Shelton, won for Best Look-a-Like outfits. The event was run and sponsored by Dezzy’s Second Chance Animal Rescue. Photos by Rachel O’Hara/The Coastal Star…

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Paws up for Pets: Delray library to host pets of all stripes for week of kindness to animals

Looking for a fun portrait of your pet? You can get one on May 8 at the Delray Beach Public Library.  Photo provided

By Arden Moore

Walk into the Delray Beach Public Library between May 4 and…

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Keeping the Promise event: Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Boca Raton — April 10

ABOVE: Celebrating the groundbreaking are (l-r) Marilyn Barry, Stanley Barry, Andrea Levine O’Rourke, Christine E. Lynn, Michelle Maros, Richard Schmidt, Barbara Schmidt, Mayor Scott Singer, Mark Larkin and Jerry Fedele. Rendering and photo provided…

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Health & Harmony: Know your BP: Doctors emphasize education, prevention first

By Joyce Reingold

Blood pressure monitoring is a routine part of most doctors’ office visits, yet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 adults with hypertension is unaware of it. Left untreated, hypertension can lead to heart disease, stroke and a host of other…

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Secret Garden: Native plants thrive at Ocean Ridge Town Hall

ABOVE: Native plants such as Fakahatchee grass, dune sunflower, dwarf Yaupon holly, necklace pod and golden creeper dominate the entranceway to Ocean Ridge Town Hall.

By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

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Earth Day: Farmworkers Children’s Center, Boynton Beach — April 22

K-8 students participating in the center’s after-school programs perform weeding before an Earth Day planting event. Children at the In the Pines North complex began pulling weeds when the maintenance crew had to attend to another project. ‘This has been an eye opener as the students are enthralled by the books they…

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Tots & Teens: Science Center’s brain exhibit details what goes on in our gray matter

Sean Duhaney looks at the brain and spine exhibit that is part of  Journey Through the Human Brain.  Photo provided

By Janis Fontaine…

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Grand opening celebration: American Heritage School, Delray Beach — April 10

Bill Nye, the ‘Science Guy,’ helped American Heritage School dedicate a new $8 million building for its scholastic programs that promote science research, engineering and robotics.  During the festivities, the science educator, television presenter, author and inventor met…

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Celebrating reading: Gulf Stream School, Gulf Stream — April 24

Children’s book author and poet Kwame Alexander made his second appearance at Gulf Stream School in the past three years to celebrate reading and to inspire children to write. The award-winning author has more than 30 titles to his credit.…

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On the Water: It’s tournament time for saltwater anglers

ABOVE: Capt. Carl Torresson of the Slob City fishing team holds aloft the 47.2-pound kingfish that won biggest fish  honors and $14,200 in the…

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Pay it Forward: Sea Coast Toast goes virtual

Brandon Canute, development manager for Friends of Gumbo Limbo, had the idea to raise money without planning a big event. Canute works with Emily Mirowski, a sea turtle rehabilitation technician at Gumbo Limbo. Photo provided…

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Helen K. Persson Society Luncheon: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach — March 27

Supporters of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts gathered in the Center’s Gimelstob Ballroom in the Cohen Pavilion for a special luncheon honoring members of the Helen K. Persson Society. The event celebrated supporters of the Endowment Fund for their confidence, trust and investment in the Kravis…

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Brian Piccolo Awards: Arturo’s, Boca Raton — April 6

UNICO’s Highland Beach Chapter hosted its annual

Brian Piccolo Awards dinner and honored two outstanding high school seniors. The

awards were presented by UNICO chapters throughout…

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Boston Marathon: Boston — April 15

Melissa Perlman finished her first Boston Marathon in 3:00:09, the 174th woman overall. This was a personal best by nine minutes for Perlman, who lives and works in Delray Beach. She is the founder and president of BlueIvy Communications, a public relations and communications agency. Photo…

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Philanthropy Notes: Impact 100 awards more than $500,000 in grants

Award winners gather following the grand awards celebration…

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