By Tim Pallesen
Citizens Insurance is notifying owners of homes valued over $1 million that their insurance coverage will be cancelled.
Coastal communities are hardest hit, according to data released by the state insurer.
Cancellation notices mailed as the hurricane season began leave south county coastal residents scrambling to find alternative insurance at higher costs.
The mayors of two of the south county’s most affluent towns, Gulf…
Ryan Butts, the turtle rehabilitation coordinator at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, works with volunteers Sue Comoglio (from left), Lloyd Wiener and and Connie Thomas-Mazur on Cindy, who was injured and lost her left flipper in a shark attack. Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star
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Buildings named for the Count & Countess de Hoernle
Boca Raton Children’s Museum
Rickards House upper floor
Acts Retirement Life Community
American Red Cross
ARC of PBC
Boca Ballet Theatre Company
Center of dance
Boca Raton Community…Continue
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Countess birthday events
Through Sept. 7: Community birthday card initiative. In preparation for the gala event, the community is invited and encouraged to sign birthday card panels that will be on display at locations throughout the city. The panels will be assembled as one card for its debut at the gala event celebration on Sept. 24.
Sept. 22: VIP Reception (by invitation only). Gala benefactors are invited to a VIP reception…Continue
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The Mark Gerretson Memorial Fishing Tournament, held Aug. 10-11, drew 40 registered boats. Total payout was $8,100. ABOVE: The largest overall fish, a 58-pound wahoo, was caught by the crew of Snowcones Revenge; it paid $3,000. Pictured: Ryan Grotto, T.J. Andrews, Naveen Maraj and Travis Ralph.…
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Top-ranked volleyball pro Steve Grotowski, returning from competing in the London Summer Olympics, was on hand for demonstrations and clinics to support the Beach, Barbeque & Books fundraiser held Aug. 18 at the Delray Beach Club.
Pictured: Jan Kucera, Tandy Robinson, Grotowski and Louise Glover.
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Unity School second-grader Gemma Ward of Ocean Ridge poses with Director of Educational Technology Dana Fritzinger. On the screen is a page from Gemma’s Scratch project that won the attention of the media lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the developers of the Scratch program. The program makes it easy to create and share interactive stories,…Continue
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Paw-ty Time, a Boca Festival Days event, raised money and awareness for the Tri-County Humane Society on Aug. 12 at The Shoppes at Village Pointe in Boca Raton. Attendees checked out animals for adoption, showed off their own pets in the Happy Dog contest and enjoyed a day of entertainment and art. Pictured are Yvonne Boice,…Continue
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On July 16, the Florence Fuller Child Development Center’s Thrift Shop received a special makeover by Neiman Marcus’ Boca Raton employees and a host of dedicated volunteers. Pictured: Neiman Marcus volunteers Jarrod Gac and Marissa Vinograd. Photo…Continue
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By Thom Smith
Glen Calder was in on the act, but he just wasn’t sure how. Wife Kristin was competing in the annual Boca Ballroom Battle, so in support of the cause — the George Snow Scholarship…Continue
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By Tim Pallesen
A new $3 million mosque that opened last month is evidence of the rapidly growing Muslim population in southern Palm Beach County.
The 30,000-square-foot Islamic Center of Boca Raton will serve as a house of prayer, education center and community gathering place.
The complex at 3500 NW Fifth Ave. was designed…
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As a benefit for the Achievement Centers for Children and Families, an event catering to “the woman within” will be held at 6 pm, Oct. 4 at Hyatt Place, 104 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach. For $50, women enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine, live music, complimentary personal services and shopping. For information contact 866-9068 or…Continue
Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star…
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By Tim O’Meilia
Four things learned from last month’s visit of President Obama and Vice President Biden:
1. Waiting onlookers and reporters like pizza, ice cream and cinnamon-nut French toast.
2. Roped-off parking lots mean no parking meter revenue and no beachfront breakfast crowd.
3. No school buses…
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By Tim Pallesen
Every registered voter in Palm Beach is eligible to vote in nine races on the Aug. 14 primary ballot. That’s a change from the days when primary elections were strictly closed elections for Republicans and Democrats to select their candidates for a November general election.
Democrats and Republicans still have closed primary elections on the Aug. 14 ballot. But August elections in Palm Beach County have evolved to also include important…
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Gulf Stream resident Pamela Goodman has dropped out of the State House race for coastal South County because of her husband’s health.
“It’s a pretty serious illness. I can’t stay on the campaign trail,” Goodman said after notifying Democratic Party officials. “Family comes first.”
Goodman was set to oppose Rep. Bill Hager, the Republican incumbent for District 89 in the Nov. 4 general election.
Goodman became a candidate after pushing for legislative redistricting as vice…
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By Steve Plunkett
Deputy Boca Raton Manager George Brown is a “Home Rule Hero” to cities across the county and across the state for helping derail a proposed Florida law on sober houses.
Richard Radcliffe, executive director of the county League of Cities, gave Brown a plaque on behalf of the state league at the City Council’s July 10…
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By Paula Detwiller
Bob Gittlin believes so strongly in helping kids go to college, he…
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