By Janis Fontaine
It seems parents are always wondering what to do with the kids for the…
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Gary Tong instructs a tai chi class at A Touch of Chi in Delray Beach. Tong started his discipline more than 30 years ago with Shaolin Kung Fu under the guidance of Grandmaster Alan Lee. He later discovered tai chi chuan and chi kung (qigong), studying with Dr. John Chang of Baltimore. He also studied and taught dahn yoga,…Continue
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Brett Lang and Doug Konz hold the 57.1-pound wahoo they caught June 27 while trolling in 150 feet north of Boynton Inlet. Their wahoo not only won largest fish in this year’s Lake Worth Fishing Tournament, but also set a record for the heaviest fish in the eight-year history of the event. Photo courtesy of Brett Lan
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Meaghan Faletti, lionfish outreach coordinator for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, shows two large lionfish harvested during the Gold Coast Lionfish Derby. Willie Howard/The Coastal Star
Dive teams competing in the Third Annual Gold Coast Lionfish Derby removed 379 invasive,…Continue
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With jubilant family members and friends filling Madonna Hall, the eighth-grade class of 2015 celebrated its commencement. Speaking at the 70th such graduation ceremony was William Finneran, longtime supporter of the school. Finneran urged parents to be vigilant of their children and continue to teach the school’s values of serving and…Continue
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Students contributed to a grand total of 20,366 community-service hours during the school year, including 87 boys and girls who served more than 100 hours each. More than 30 area nonprofits benefited from their hard work. Also recognized by school officials were volunteer leaders and supporters of the school’s two major blood drives, for which…Continue
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By Marie Puleo
The French American International School of Boca Raton — a private elementary school in Palm Beach…
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By Willie Howard
Sea turtle nesting on Palm Beach County beaches is unofficially good so far…
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ABOVE: Lilyana Marie Richardson, daughter of Arianna Patterson and James Richardson, was selected as winner of the ‘Most Patriotic Baby’ contest during the July 4 festivities in Lantana.
BELOW: More than 3,000 attendees were onhand for the fireworks and festivities.
Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal…
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One week after being named Club of the Year by Rotary International, members of Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton inducted Jon Kaye as their new president during a Mad Men-themed event. ‘I look forward to an exciting year as we add the Inaugural Mayor’s Ball in October to the club’s list of activities,’ Kaye said. Mayor Susan Haynie joined the…Continue
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To commemorate a successful year, Soroptimist International of Boca Raton & Deerfield Beach celebrated by touring The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum and dining beneath antique chandeliers. The highlight of the afternoon was the announcement of the 2015-16 board of directors in a themed ceremony that had each member receiving a colored…Continue
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A gift of $20,000 was received from the Lions Club of Delray Beach to establish an endowment to assist visually impaired patrons. John Parke, club treasurer, along with other members presented the check to Nancy Dockerty, library board president, and Alan Kornblau, library director. Parke requested the money be used to purchase large-print…Continue
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The Boynton Intracoastal Group marked its kickoff with a meet-and greet party at the home of Boynton Beach City Commissioner Michael Fitzpatrick and wife Lisa Hanley. Residents from Sterling Village, Snug Harbor, Seagate of Gulfstream, Hampshire Gardens, Colonial Clubs I & II and Los Mangos make up the BIG group. The coalition is designed…Continue
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By Amy Woods
A footloose and fancy-free fundraiser for the George Snow Scholarship Fund has brought together eight amateur rug-cutters who will twirl their way across the parquet Aug. 28.
Boca’s Ballroom Battle — an evening of dining and dancing — pairs local volunteers who have agreed to shake their “groove thang” with professionals from Fred Astaire dance studios in Boca Raton. This year’s theme: the ’80s.
“All of these…
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By Amy Woods
August in Boca Raton used to comprise 31 dragging, dripping, doldrum-like days. Not anymore. The month will outshine the summer sun with the arrival of Boca Chamber Festival Days.
The annual event that pairs for-profit businesses with nonprofit organizations and raises awareness, funds and support for local charities has transformed the off-season.
“The slow month of August is no longer slow,” said Sarah Pearson, senior vice president of…
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By Thom Smith
Running may be the purest form of athletic endeavor, but except for the Olympics and the Boston Marathon, it is virtually ignored. So most people have never heard of the Schapperts.
Oh sure, folks connected with Pope John Paul II High School know. And the cognoscenti at Villanova and USA Track and Field. But with a lot of skill and a little luck, Nicole and Stephanie may soon make…
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The Plate: Shrimp Kabob
Where: Two Georges at The Cove, 1754 SE Third Court, Deerfield Beach; 954- 421-9272 or www.twogeorgesrestaurant.com/thecove
The Price: $18.99
The Skinny: We have been craving shrimp lately.…
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By Mary Hladky
One year after announcing they were exploring a merger, WXEL-TV and WPBT2 have agreed to join forces.
The two public broadcasting stations will combine as South Florida PBS, reaching 2.42 million households from Key West to the Sebastian Inlet, and west to Lake Okeechobee.
The merger agreement has been approved by the board of trustees of WXEL, which serves the Palm Beaches and the Treasure Coast, and the board of directors of…
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