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Editor’s Note: Are we willing to pay now to save paradise for future?

$378 million to keep a city above water. $45 million for renovations along A1A. $25 million to keep sand on the beach. These are a few of the dramatic numbers we’ve seen discussed in our coastal area recently.

The cost of updating our aging infrastructure is not going to be cheap. Retaining paradise is about to get expensive.

Thankfully, taxpayers in Palm Beach County voted in 2017 for an extra 1-cent sales tax. A portion of that revenue will be returned to municipalities over a…

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Added by The Coastal Star on February 27, 2019 at 3:23pm — 1 Comment

Health & Harmony: Delray Shores Pharmacy offering hemp-infused treats

Rhyan and T.J. Dildine at the Delray Shores Pharmacy and Soda Fountain. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Joyce Reingold

The Delray Shores Pharmacy and Soda Fountain on Northeast Fifth Avenue is a bright, cheerful family affair owned and operated by second-generation pharmacist…

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Added by The Coastal Star on February 26, 2019 at 8:58pm — No Comments

On the Water: Gumbo Limbo beachcombing walks offer entertainment, education

Beachcombers enjoy the breeze, sand and surf during a guided outing at Red Reef Park. Photos by Willie Howard/The Coastal Star

By Willie Howard

Scavenging the wrack zone for shells and sea beans can fill collectors’ baskets and pique the curiosity of anyone…

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Added by The Coastal Star on February 26, 2019 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Secret Garden: Mounts’ stickwork sculpture connects visitors with earth, childhood

Artist Patrick Dougherty puts the finishing touches on his massive stickwork structure at Mounts Botanical Garden. The exhibit, which has five rooms, was built from 30,000 pounds of willow saplings and the help of more than 100 volunteers. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Deborah S.…

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Added by The Coastal Star on February 26, 2019 at 7:57pm — No Comments

Paws Up for Pets: Good vets like good word of mouth

The late Ken Simmons' love of animals made it easy for him to put pets at ease. Coastal Star 2013 file photo

By Arden Moore

I confess. I do have health insurance, but do not have a personal physician. I know, I know. I need to get a physical exam once a year.

But I do…

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Added by The Coastal Star on February 26, 2019 at 7:45pm — No Comments

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