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Editor’s Note: Our residents offer inspiration to start 2020

In writing about the turn of the new year the standard is to look back at the events of the past or to look forward, anticipating what the turn of the calendar page might bring. At the end of this year, I’m finding both options to be difficult.

I’m even hung up on the simple act of typing the numbers 2020!

So, as I’m editing this edition of The Coastal Star, I’m searching out bits of wisdom shared by those in our…

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Paws Up for Pets: Musician’s collection aims to calm sound-phobic dogs

Photo provided

By Arden Moore

Now ear this! We people possess many abilities. But paws down, our dogs win the hearing contest.



Yep, the only member of your household who can detect and respond to your whispers in a room on the opposite end of your…

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On the Water: Industry pushes to improve on old diver-down markers

Depending on wind and wave conditions, the 1-foot-square red and white diver-down flags can be hard to see. Willie Howard/The Coastal Star

By Willie Howard

Most dive flags towed through the water by snorkelers and scuba divers meet Florida’s minimum…

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Secret Garden: In tiny Por La Mar Park, historic buttonwood looms large

The twisted trunks of the buttonwood make a scenic surrounding for a pair of benches. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

Por La Mar Park in Boca Raton is known for its large gnarly and sprawling southern buttonwood tree. In 1992, the tree received…

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Finding Faith: Religious leaders offer advice for a happy new year

By Janis Fontaine

The year 2020.



It rolls off our tongues, the symbol of perfect visual acuity. So, a year with that moniker should be a great year, right?



We asked clergy members how they feel about 2020 and for their best advice for starting the new year on the right foot:



Andy Hagen,…

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Tots & Teens: CEO Santa, helpers bring cheer, gifts to kids at Seagate party

Delray Beach’s Seagate Hotel hosted about 20 children who got to meet Santa, his wife and helpers. Photos provided

By Janis Fontaine

On Dec. 12, as it has every year for the last six years, the Seagate Hotel & Spa in Delray…

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