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Society Spotlight

The Spirit of Giving Network, 

Blacktie-South Florida

FAU Living Room Theaters

Barbara Schmidt (left), Schmidt Family Foundation; Lucy Carr, PNC Bank; Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel; Betsi Kassebaum, The Center for Strategic…

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Coasting Along: Snipping, combing and brushing her way through dozens of dogs and cats

Rosa Santos trims up a shih tzu at her Boca Raton pet salon, Joni’s Grooming. 

Photo by Jerry Lower



 

 

By Tim…

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Boca Raton: And a merry olde tyme shall be had by all

 

Students of Florida Atlantic University’s choral and vocal studies

program will perform during an inaugural Madrigal Dinner at St.

Gregory’s Episcopal Church.  Photo…

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InterFaith 21: Words of wisdom, chiefly briefly, but not all tweet-ably

 

 

By C.B. Hanif

To tweet or not to tweet was the question for this essay, following last month’s which featured reflections of gratitude, in the form of those text-based Internet posts of up to 140 characters found at Twitter.com.

Once again the response to my call for colleagues’ tweets — this time reflecting the winter holiday season — was gratifying. 

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Paws Up For Pets: Early efforts can alleviate holiday stress for you and your pet

 

JoJo Harder sits with her miniature Italian greyhound, Romeo.

Photo by Jerry Lower

By Arden Moore

For years, Jo Jo Harder wowed the fashion world with her signature clothing line…

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Obituaries: William R. Kaelin Jr.

 

William Reed Kaelin Jr.

By Liz Best

 

BOCA RATON — William Reed Kaelin Jr. of Boca Raton died Nov. 1. He would have turned 73 on Dec. 6. 

From 1957 to 1960, Mr. Kaelin served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed…

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Obituaries: Joseph John Asselta

By Emily J. Minor

 

 

Joseph John Asselta

 

HIGHLAND BEACH — Joseph John Asselta, who had notable careers in the military and aviation and space law before retiring to Florida and serving in local government, died Nov. 11. He was…

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Boca Raton: A Merry Boca Christmas

ABOVE: What better way for Floridian Children to ring in the holiday

season than with a spirited snowball fight.  Aca McGowen takes aim

at some family members from a “artificial” snow pile at Mizner Park. …

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Thanksgiving Dinner out? Check these places...

Coastal Star food writer, Jan Norris, lists restaurants and places serving turkey (and vegetarian) on Thursday. Check it out at:

http://www.jannorris.com/thanksgiving-recipes/thanksgiving-dinner-restaurants-serving-turkey-or-vegetarian-in-2011/

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Coastal Star Award Winners

The management of The Coastal Star would like to congratulate the accomplished writers and photographers who help us produce an impressive, award-winning newspaper. Several of them were recognized at the Florida Press Club Awards in St. Petersburg this past weekend.

Please congratulate the following award winners:



1st Place: Feature Photography — Tim Stepien: timstepien@earthlink.net

1st Place: ...Light Feature Writing…
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Along the Coast: Mayors find consolidation consultant’s price steep

By Steve Plunkett



    When coastal mayors next meet to discuss ways to consolidate services and reduce costs, they’ll have a big price tag to digest: $71,500.

    That’s how much consultant Willdan Homeland Solutions wants to study the possibility of making one fire-rescue department to serve Gulf Stream, Ocean Ridge, Briny Breezes, Manalapan and Lantana.

    The cost estimate surprised at least one mayor.

    “I don’t think that’s too accurate,” said Ken Kaleel of Ocean… Continue

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Boynton Beach: Walmart opens

Stan Smith of Lake Worth puts finishing touches on the public art installation of ‘The Gulf Stream’ by local artist Frank Varga prior to the Oct. 26 opening of Walmart at Gulfstream Boulevard and Federal Highway in Boynton Beach.

Photos by Jerry…

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Tom Collins’ Eulogy for his mom, Susan Clara Nivens

 

First, on behalf of my mom, thank you all so much for coming. You all meant a lot to her.

 

We’re all here to remember and celebrate the life of a great woman. A woman who had a passion for duckpin bowling. A woman who enjoyed pina coladas. A woman who really dug Elvis Presley. And a woman who made a mean meatloaf.

 

But what we all think of first when we think of my mom is her kind spirit, which I think is best reflected in a few…

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Along the Coast: These groups help when the cupboard is bare

By Mary Jane Fine



These are the Mother Hubbard days. In homes all-too-familiar with hunger and homes new to that terror, cupboards are bare. The use of food stamps has quadrupled in Florida over the past four lean years, according to published reports, with 161,250 of this year’s…

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COMMUNITY CARING CENTER OF BOYNTON BEACH

By Mary Jane Fine

Fourteen years ago, when Sherry Johnson joined the CCC of Boynton Beach, part-time, she began questioning the way tummies were being filled. “When you’re serving a community where people have a lot of high blood pressure, and you’re handing out cans [of food] filled with…

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Boca Helping Hands

By Mary Jane Fine

Only a year ago, the food pantry at Boca Helping Hands distributed 500 bags of groceries each month to those in need. This year, they hand out 2,000 bags a month. Only a year ago, the soup kitchen served 2,200 lunches of, say, pot roast or turkey or stew each month. This…

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Editorial: Coastal Star begins fourth year … already?

I usually approach birthdays with mixed emotions. On one hand, I’m grateful I’ve lived as long and as well as I have. On the other hand, I can’t help shaking my head in disbelief over how old I’ve become.

The same holds true for the third birthday of The Coastal Star. Our heads are spinning a bit that we’ve… Continue

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C.R.O.S. MINISTRIES

By Mary Jane Fine

Doris Mingione is in departure mode. She’s a widow, moving to Colorado to be near her son, so today is her all-but-final day to deliver hot meals to some of West Delray’s homebound elderly and disabled. The typed route — names, addresses, number of portions for…

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Coastal Stars: Caring — and busy — Women of Grace to be honored

 

2011 Women of Grace honorees are Peggy Martin (left), Pamela Avalos, Linda Gunn, Connie Siskowski and Nilsa McKinney. Photo provided



By Linda Haase



    They’ve raised money for playgrounds and gardens. They‘ve fed the hungry, offered…

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Delray Beach: Boston's re-opens

Bartender Philip Worth Gaines Jr. (right) got the chance to meet his childhood idol when the 1980 Olympic Team hockey star Mike Eruzione was the motivational speaker for the staff of Boston’s.  The popular Delray Beach club re-opened for business on Oct. 21 after significant renovations. Photo by Jerry… Continue

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