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Anniversary Gala: The Breakers, Palm Beach — March 8

Il Circolo, the Italian Cultural Society, rang in its 44th annual affair with a theme of Celebrazione delle Donne. The sold-out dinner dance featured music from Gino DeMarco’s band, concert pianists Sergio and Barbara Salani, tenor Carlos De Antonis and Italian pop singer Alessandro Coli. The party began with a Tuscan cocktail…

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Literary Society series: The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach — March 5

MorseLife had its final gathering of the season with best-selling author Andrew Gross, a Palm Beach resident. Gross detailed his life as a writer and how he did not initially set out to become one; instead, he started off as a businessman, with several failed ventures. For 12 years, MorseLife has brought presentations from…

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Autism Speaks Walk: Meyer Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach — March 1

The world’s largest autism fundraising event celebrated a local version along the downtown waterfront to support the mission of Autism Speaks. The sensory-friendly and family-family event attracted more than 3,000 participants. ‘Knowing you have the support of the Autism Speaks community will help families navigate their…

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Luncheon and Fashion Show: Arturo’s Ristorante, Boca Raton — Feb. 29

The women of the Highland Beach chapter of UNICO National put on their second fashion fete with more than 120 guests, who enjoyed a perfectly prepared meal and delightful designs from Mario Pucci Boca. Models ages 3 to 9 strutted the runway, showing off children’s clothing from Once Upon a Time in Delray Beach. Proceeds from…

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Founder Members Dinner: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach — Feb. 19

Nearly 250 of the performing arts center’s major donors attended a special evening in their honor. It featured a cocktail reception, a three-course dinner and a performance by Michael Feinstein. ‘Thank you for your continued support during our Kravis 2020 capital campaign,’ CEO Judith Mitchell said. ‘There is no doubt the…

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Be Great Dinner: Quail Ridge Country Club, Boynton Beach — March 10

The Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach celebrated its eighth annual event by honoring dentist and philanthropist Dr. Craig Spodak and Youth of the Year Widnie Marcelin while raising more than $100,000. Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour and a meal featuring a special performance by youth violinists. Dr. Spodak received the…

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Grand Tasting: Boca Raton Resort & Club — March 7

The 18th annual Boca Bacchanal attracted 1,400-plus attendees and raised more than $275,000 for the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum. In all, four events celebrated the best in food and wine: Bacchus Beckons, Bubbles & Burgers, a series of vintner dinners and the Grand Tasting. ‘We are honored to be supported and…

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Paws Up for Pets: How to ease pets back into spending time alone

Dogs will need to rediscover alone time once home isolation ends for their owners. Photo provided

By Arden Moore

There is no argument that our pets love us tremendously and unconditionally. But after more than two months stuck spending 24/7 with us in…

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Boca Raton: WWII veteran marks 99th birthday with call to protect future generations

Arthur Metzger is surrounded by family and friends on a parade through Mizner Park ahead of his 99th birthday. The march, which urged residents and politicians to make the planet better, was Feb. 29, before the coronavirus halted such gatherings. Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal…

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Health Notes: Elective surgeries, other procedures return with safeguards in place

By Christine Davis

Tenet Palm Beach Health Network’s Palm Beach hospitals resumed elective care on May 4, as the state lifted the relevant executive order related to the coronavirus. “Many patients have postponed medical care or are in need of treating new symptoms. Our health system is ready to safely provide this care to our community again,” says Tenet Palm Beach Health Network CEO Maggie Gill. “The Palm Beach Health Network is committed to the…

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Along the Coast: A grateful community gives thanks to first responders, other heroes

Throughout south Palm Beach County, residents and businesses are showing support for hospital workers and first responders on the front lines battling the coronavirus.

Sandi Savia, EMS liaison at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, blows a kiss through her mask to Boca…

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Health & Harmony: Telemedicine likely to last beyond pandemic, experts say

By Joyce Reingold

As COVID-19 began its aggressive spread and stay-at-home orders followed, cellphones went from being necessary, sometimes intrusive devices to becoming virtual lifelines. Friends and family members took to voice and video to pierce isolation and diminish anxiety — checking in, catching up and lifting spirits.

Doctors and mental health professionals quickly joined that virtual support network. Insurance providers like Florida Blue and Aetna…

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Easter sunrise: Delray Beach public beach — April 12

ABOVE: Delray Beach residents Jennifer Magi, Sue Magi and Jimmy Magi stop along A1A to watch the Easter sunrise. Easter Sunday usually draws hundreds of people on A1A just south of Atlantic Avenue for a nondenominational service, but not during the coronavirus pandemic. The Magi family has attended the Easter service for over…

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On the Water: Boating and fishing reopen, but with restrictions

This view of Lake Boca Raton on April 19 gives a small sense of the crowds that usually attend the annual Boca Bash on the state-controlled lake. BELOW: But a week later, FWC and Boca officers found no bash to police. Boaters heeded advice from an organizer and the city and stayed away. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal…

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Finding Faith: Virtual services prove valuable but not preferable

ABOVE: Recovered COVID-19 patient Alan Levy, right, with his wife, Lynne, and son Joshua Levy cheer from the balcony of their home in Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club during the Lag BaOmer parade on the May 12 holiday.

BELOW: Jeff Wasserman, front, and Jeff Bilfeld show support for Levy, a fellow Chabad of East…

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Stunning swordfish: Juno Beach — March 23

Jessika Harvey and Rush Rashidi show the 103-inch broadbill swordfish they boated March 23 after a 24-hour fight. They hooked the swordfish off Palm Beach County on the evening of March 22 and drifted north in the current. The fight ended off Vero Beach. Estimated weight: 400 pounds. Willie Howard/The Coastal…

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Delray Beach: Beaches in Delray to open with restrictions

Barricades block off metered parking on State Road A1A in Delray Beach, reinforcing the countywide public beach closure. Beaches are scheduled to reopen on May 18 with metered parking along A1A. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

Delray Beach will reopen its municipal beach and Atlantic Dunes…

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Along the Coast: Beaches to reopen with no residency restrictions

By Mary Hladky

Palm Beach County commissioners voted 5-2 on May 15 to reopen county beaches on Monday, May 18.

But in a significant change from a May 8 preliminary commission decision, beach use will not be restricted to county residents.

The county can legally prevent residents of other counties from using its beaches, County Attorney Denise Nieman said. But she recommended against doing so because many of the county’s beaches have received grants for…

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Added by The Coastal Star on May 15, 2020 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Delray Beach: City lifts mandate on facial coverings but urges face mask use

By Jane Smith

Delray Beach officials clarified their position on wearing face masks at a special City Commission meeting on May 9.

City Manager George Gretsas had sent information the previous day saying Delray Beach was lifting both its curfew and its mandate on wearing facial coverings to fight the spread of coronavirus. The memo seemed to indicate it was OK not to wear a face mask.

On May 9, he said although the mandate was rescinded as a result of…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 9, 2020 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Delray Beach: City lifts curfew and mask requirement

Delray Beach Coronavirus Update: May 8, 2020

In keeping with the order issued…
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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 9, 2020 at 6:50am — 1 Comment

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