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Editor’s Note: Seeking a better option than plastic for paper deliveries

Plastic is everywhere.

I walk the beach most mornings and pick it up all along the way. I pull bottle caps and fast-food cups out of my front hedge with some regularity. The amount of discarded plastic I see is overwhelming.

This summer on a family vacation we visited Connecticut and Rhode Island and found ourselves impressed with how many places have banned single-use plastics. I figured many people would be upset with not…

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Added by The Coastal Star on October 2, 2019 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Health & Harmony: Delray event to showcase new Alzheimer’s documentary

In a moment from the documentary When All That’s Left Is Love, Marilyn Gordon cares for her husband, Sheldon ‘Shelly’ Gordon. He died in 2013, and their son Eric’s film shows how Marilyn coped as an Alzheimer’s caregiver. Photo provided

By Joyce…

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Added by The Coastal Star on October 1, 2019 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Paws Up for Pets: Local shelters step up after Dorian displaces dogs, cats in Bahamas

Columnist Arden Moore is surrounded by Bahamian potcakes, mutts named for the leftover rice in the bottom of cooking pots that islanders occasional feed them. Early this year Moore visited a shelter in the Bahamas that Hurricane Dorian destroyed last month. Photo provided

By Arden…

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Secret Garden: Varied fauna inhabits park oasis, from butterflies to bobcat

A yellow sulphur butterfly takes flight after laying eggs on the leaves of a candle bush plant near the Okeeheelee Nature Center’s main building. Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

Okeeheelee Nature Center, situated within the 1,700-acre…

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On the Water: Local boaters shuttle supplies to Dorian-battered Bahamas

Hurricane relief supplies jam the boat showroom floor at Tuppen’s Marine & Tackle in Lake Worth Beach. Tuppen’s co-owner Steve Sprague, along with others from Palm Beach County, used their boats to transport donated goods to West End, Grand Bahama Island, on Sept. 7, the Saturday after Hurricane Dorian pummeled the northern…

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Tots & Teens: Lantana to scare up Halloween fun at haunted Nature Preserve

The path at the Lantana Nature Preserve will feature all sorts of haunted characters for the town’s fifth annual Halloween party on Oct. 25. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Janis Fontaine

Lantana has a commitment to bringing family-friendly events and activities to…

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