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Added by Mary Kate Leming on April 1, 2020 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Coastal Stars: Boca couple cherishes people connections in support of arts, kids

Dr. Evan and Stacey Packer stand in front of a painting by Marin Majic inside their Boca Raton home.  The Packers served as co-chairs of the 70th Anniversary Gala for the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star…

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Delray Beach: Standard safeguards usually stop mix of drinking, recycled water

By Rich Pollack

Using reclaimed water for irrigation, especially in coastal communities, is generally a safe and economical way to keep lawns green and shrubs and flowers healthy.

As what happened with a few homes in Delray Beach…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on April 1, 2020 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Highland Beach: Town commission reaffirms its stance against anti-semitism

By Rich Pollack

Responding in part to an incident where anti-Semitic words and gestures were aimed at an out-of-town visitor, town commissioners last month unanimously passed a resolution denouncing “hateful acts of intolerance.”

Championed by departing Mayor Rhoda Zelniker, the resolution reaffirms Highland Beach’s position in condemning anti-Semitism as well as any other form of bigotry and hate.…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on April 1, 2020 at 11:44am — 1 Comment

Sworn In: Highland Beach Town Hall — March 24

Highland Beach has a new mayor and a new town commissioner. In a short meeting last month, with attendance limited to just 10 people because of the coronavirus threat, departing mayor      Rhoda Zelniker handed the gavel to new Mayor Doug Hillman — but only after it had been cleaned with sanitizing…

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Boca Raton: Singer hosts online party to watch election success

Snapping a selfie of himself, Mayor Scott Singer enjoyed a safe celebration at home. Photo provided

By Mary Hladky

Mayor Scott Singer handily won re-election on March 17, trouncing repeat challenger Bernard Korn.…

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Boca Raton: City's COVID-19 cases first in county to top 100

By Mary Hladky

 The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Boca Raton jumped to 103 on March 31, cementing the fact that the county’s southernmost city is so far seeing a higher rate of infection than other cities.

 But Boca Raton’s coronavirus status is not surprising, since the city sits immediately north of Broward County, which initially was the most severely impacted county in Florida. Miami-Dade County has since…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 31, 2020 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Along the Coast: COVID-19 Cases

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 30, 2020 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Summer Camp Guide

Due to the current uncertainty regarding the coronavirus pandemic, all schedules and information are subject to change. Some organizations may add camps, some may cancel camps and some may change schedules, pricing and other important details. Although we will try to update this list as information becomes available, please check the status of all summer camps with the camp organizers. Their contact information is…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 25, 2020 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Boca Helping Hands cancels Monopoly fundraiser

Boca Helping Hands has cancelled its annual Monopoly Event & Casino Night due to coronavirus. The event was schedule for April 18.

The cancellation comes “in light of the CDC’s recommendation to cancel large in-person events,” according to a news release. The release said that in place of the Monopoly event, Boca Helping Hands “is planning a ‘non-event,’ which will provide an alternative way to support the organization’s operations and mission.” Details of the "non-event " were…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 19, 2020 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Election Results: Boca Raton

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Election Results: Lantana

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Election Results: Delray Beach

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Election Results: South Palm Beach

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Election Results: Briny Breezes

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Information on COVID-19

 

To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Florida Department of Health’s dedicated …

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 17, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

Gigi postponed at Wold Performing Arts Center

Productions of the musical comedy Gigi scheduled for 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 14, and 4 p.m. March 15 at Keith C. & Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University have been postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus.

Gigi is Lerner and Loewe’s musical comedy about a free-spirited young girl living in Paris at the turn of the 20th century and the wealthy young playboy who falls in love with her as she is transformed into a poised courtesan. It includes…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 14, 2020 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Delray Beach: Beatles on the Beach Festival postponed

The International Beatles On The Beach Festival, scheduled for March 26-29 at Old School Square and other venues throughout Delray Beach, has been “postponed.”

     “Although we received countless messages not to cancel, the powers that be have temporarily closed down our venue for your safety,” organizer Daniel Hartwell said in a statement late Friday.

     Asked if and how ticketholders could apply for refunds, Hartwell said, “I'm trying to figure out the rest with Old School…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 14, 2020 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Ocean Ridge: Plastic awareness event postponed

The Save the Seas – Plastics Free event scheduled March 21 in Ocean Ridge was postponed “out of an abundance of caution” due to the corona virus. “We look forward to seeing you when the event is able to be rescheduled,” the Town of Ocean and the Garden Club said in their announcement. The daylong event was planned to begin with a beach clean-up and included sessions at Town Hall such as “Rise Above Plastics,” as well as family art activities and exhibitor booths.

— Margie…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 14, 2020 at 9:24am — No Comments

Cartoonist cancels Old School Square appearance

Update: Beatles on the Beach Festival postponed

    Ron Campbell, an animator who contributed to the Beatles' 1968 cartoon feature “Yellow Submarine” has canceled his appearance at this year's Beatles On The Beach festival, March 26-29.

     Scott…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 13, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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