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Editor’s Note: Sparkling wishes for a light-filled holiday season

A family trip to Spain took me out of the Florida heat and into the chill of a more northern November. Luckily there were paellas and tapas, plus plenty of churros and chocolate and vino tinto to keep us warm. As we soaked in the art and history of the major cities, we watched as holiday lights were being strung across streets and throughout urban parks.

We departed just a few days before they were to be lit and surely now fill the…

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Added by The Coastal Star on December 4, 2019 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Health & Harmony: Girl’s sun-safety mitzvah honors grandfather she lost to melanoma

Brooke Diamond of Boca Raton honored Alex Morgenstern by working to put sunscreen dispensers in parks. Photo provided

By Joyce Reingold

A stuffed animal resembling a favorite pet. Water-resistant earbuds. A tween-sized fitness tracker. These are all suggested…

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Paws Up for Pets: Groomer finds niche with focus on dogs’ overall health

Swabbing ears can prevent pain and itchiness, and Tim Vogel’s Scenthound shops aim to do such preventive care for $25 a month.  Photos provided

By Arden Moore

Of all the species on the planet, dogs definitely sport a capital D for…

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Secret Garden: Delray florist tells how to look beyond poinsettias for holiday

This abstract holiday centerpiece uses dried mushrooms, nuts, moss, wire, stones and wheat. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

With the holidays fast approaching, the race to find perfect gifts has started. And for many, the winning…

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On the Water: Miami team releases eight sailfish off Boynton to win tournament

The crew aboard J2 leaves Sailfish Marina in Palm Beach Shores after checking in and weighing fish caught in the Nov. 9 Dust’em Off Sailfish Warmup tournament. Led by Capt. Charlie Nicklaus, the J2 team released two sailfish.

Willie Howard/The Coastal Star

By Willie…

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Finding Faith: Ten festive picks for celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah

There’s always a full house at the Spontaneous Christmas Pageant at St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church. Photo provided

By Janis Fontaine

Five for Christmas



• Carols by Candlelight: at…

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Tots & Teens: Holiday-themed activities abound for kids and families

Delray Beach’s 100-foot Christmas tree at Old School Square was set to light up Dec. 5. Photo provided

By Janis Fontaine



The Christmas and Hanukkah holidays are as busy as ever, and kids seem even more excited this year. Here are 10 events to help you plan the…

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