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Editorial: We can keep you informed even while you’re away

Leaving just in time to miss the really hot and humid months, not to mention the dreaded hurricane season? 

We will miss you — but we won’t forget to write. 

The Coastal Star publishes all year long, charging right through summer and into fall. 

Our intrepid writers and photographers will continue to keep a watchful eye on what’s new and important…

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Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on May 4, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Boca Raton: City donates documents to historical society

The city of Boca Raton recently transferred a significant archive of historical maps and photographs to the Boca Raton Historical Society to ensure their safekeeping and preservation. 

The maps and photographs have been scanned and added to the city’s database. 

The actual documents, which include original “linens” with hand-drawn ink maps, will be kept under archival storage conditions by trained professional staff at the Historical Society’s museum in Town Hall.  

The…

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Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on May 4, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Highland Beach: Code Enforcement fine withheld; volunteer board revived

By Steve Plunkett

 

Perhaps the timing was wrong.

Heirs to Marco Musa Holdings Ltd. asked the town to reduce a $47,000 code enforcement fine the same month commissioners moved to resurrect the Code Enforcement Board.

At issue was the oceanfront residence that used to be at 3719 S. Ocean Blvd. Musa bought the property in 1999 for $1.7 million, according to county property records. By 2008 the home was assessed at $4.2 million, but was also…

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Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on May 4, 2011 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Boca Raton: Lawsuit over Ocean Strand park reaches an impasse

By Steve Plunkett

 

The city’s attempt to settle a grassroots group’s lawsuit over the proposed Ocean Strand park lasted only one session.

Joe Pedalino, co-chairman of Keep Your Boca Beaches Public, said attorneys for Boca Raton and the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District asked his citizens’ group if they would object to having a 100- or 200-seat restaurant at the coastal site.

When the group replied “absolutely,” the lawyers said, “Then…

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Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on May 4, 2011 at 1:13pm — No Comments

South Palm Beach: Town ethics allegations cleared up, but inn case goes to court

By Tim O’Meilia



The Palm Beach Oceanfront Inn’s long-running battle with the town of South Palm Beach moved to the courthouse March 29, when the inn’s owners filed suit over the Town Council’s denial in 2009 of their plans to replace the two-story motel with a 10-story hotel-condominium.

The filing came three days before the state ethics commission cleared five town officials — including two council members — of conflicts of interest in dealing with the inn.

The lawsuit has… Continue

Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 4, 2011 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Meet Your Neighbor: Jerry Fedele

 

Jerry Fedele took over as CEO of Boca Raton

Regional Hospital in 2008. This month, he will be

honored by the Chamber of Commerce  as Business

Leader of the Year. Photo by Tim…

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Boca Raton: Golf Classic Honoree has been in the swing of things at Gumbo Limbo for decades

 

 

By Mary Thurwachter

 

If you’ve ever enjoyed Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, you’ll want to thank Gordon J. Gilbert. He’s the fellow largely responsible for the center’s creation, although he’ll be the first to tell you that he had a lot of help along the way.

Gilbert was a science teacher at Boca Raton High School who shepherded his students “over to the ocean,” as he says, to study the tropical hardwood hammock which eventually became…

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Lantana: Cenacle zoning sparks discussion, reversal

By Margie Plunkett



Lantana Council has dubbed the Cenacle property on Dixie Highway commercial, reversing an earlier vote that returned it to residential following a failed deal to sell it to a luxury hotel developer.

Council members reconsidered the issue at their April 11 meeting, in the wake of an administrative action taken by the attorneys of the Intracoastal property’s owner, the Cenacle Sisters. The retreat site had been changed to commercial to prepare for the hotel deal,… Continue

Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 4, 2011 at 12:53pm — No Comments

49th Annual Delray Affair: In downtown Delray Beach

Toni Sturm of Boca Raton demonstrates the bubble wand, a product sold by her friend Debi Marttinen of Wild Indigo Design, during the three-day festival along Atlantic Avenue  April 15-17. The event drew an estimated 300,000 visitors. Photo by Lauren… Continue

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A Good Day Fishing: In the Bahamas

A Good Friday freediving trip to the Bahamas yielded this impressive hog hnapper for divers Steve French (l) of Briny Breezes and his friend Noah Staggs.  Photo provided

Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 4, 2011 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Mom and Me: Mom, and the power of Quinn



By Thomas R. Collins



Sometime over the last few months, I noticed that when I’d curse around my mom, who has advanced dementia, she’d sometimes laugh. Now I curse around her on purpose, just to get a rise out of her.

If I’m walking her in her…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 4, 2011 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Meet Your Neighbor: Anna Shannon — Gulf Stream

Anna Shannon surrounded by her loving sons and husband, Bill, at their Gulf Stream home.  From left, Charlie, 8, Chris, 12, Anna, Finn, 6 weeks, Will, 14, Nick, 10, and Bill.  Photo by Tim Stepien



After giving birth to her fifth son recently, Anna Shannon of Gulf Stream heard the same question over and over, from friends and strangers alike:… Continue

Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 4, 2011 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Bridge Hotel in the midst of a $2 million spruce-up

 

 

Furniture in Carmen's at the Top has been spiffed up and the menu has been revamped

to include a selection of small plates and a prix fixe menu. Un Next: A new wine list. Photo by Tim Stepien

 

For a listing of 13 waterfront restaurants including those at…

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Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on May 4, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

On the waterfront: Thirteen places to take Mom for Mother's Day -- or any day

 

                                                                          Banana Boat, Boynton Beach

 

For more on renovations and changes to The Bridge Hotel in Boca Raton click…

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Coasting Along: A love-in lands in Mizner Park as Dead Heads Furthur their cause

A huge crowd turned out for the Further concert

in Mizner Park. It was the biggest event there since

the city took over last fall. 

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Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on May 4, 2011 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Delray Beach Historical Society Fundraiser: At the Colony Cabana Club

Organizers said the  ‘Old Delray’ evening was a resounding success. Underwriters included The Corcoran Group, The Colony Hotel, Cafe Luna Rosa, Weekes and Callaway, Kientze Jewelers and several individuals.

Enjoying the evening were:…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 4, 2011 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Summer Arts: Concerts come to Delray’s Arts Garage

 

Clockwise from top left: Michael Serratore,

Nick Santa Maria, Kim Ostrenko and Kim Cozort,

in God of Carnage, at Caldwell Theatre. Photos provided…

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Added by Deborah Hartz-Seeley on May 4, 2011 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Open House: At Delray Beach Public Library

The Delray Beach Public Library hosted a wine and cheese reception April 12 to celebrate the new incoming board president, John K. Burke. More than 40 members of the community attended including: Tom Goris (l) with Judy and Bill Benson. Photo… Continue

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St. Vincent's Beach Clean-Up: At Delray's beach

5th graders Kathryn Wigderson and Cristina Beck contributed to St. Vincent Ferrer School’s clean-up of Delray’s beach during during Earth Week. The students found a BlackBerry phone and were able to return it to a very happy owner.  

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Treasures4Charity: Fundraiser in Delray

Caron Dockerty and Brooke Qualk dressed up to great guests at a

Royal Wedding Party at their Treasure4Charity thrift store. Iced tea and tea sandwiches were served throughout the day.  Business was brisk and tiaras were worn by many bringing in donations.

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