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Crossing flags at work: State Road A1A, Highland Beach — Aug. 18

Beach-goers use the town’s new crosswalk flags to safely cross State Road A1A. Signs posted by the flags tell walkers to ‘Be cautious. Be seen. Be safe’ and to ‘Look left and right before crossing’ and ‘Be sure all vehicles have stopped.’ ABOVE: (l-r) Steve, who chose not to give…

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Boca Raton: City Council offers to take over golf course project

By Steve Plunkett

The City Council is poised to take over building the 18-hole golf course at the proposed Boca National site if the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District agrees and promises not to raise taxes.

“Details would need to be worked out in a new interlocal agreement after joint deliberations,” City Manager Leif Ahnell said in a follow-up letter to the district Aug. 28.

The…

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Boca Raton: County christens refurbished Camino Real bridge

Grace Gensheimer and Brandon Martindale walk Bella, a 6-month-old mini golden, as the first group of pedestrians crosses the Camino Real bridge when it reopened to land traffic Aug. 6 after a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Motor vehicles were allowed to cross soon after. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal…

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Dorian: Readers' Photos

Send your Dorian photos to: news@thecoastalstar or click Photos in toolbar above.…
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Dorian: Watching the Storm

The north jetty of the Boynton Inlet was pounded by waves on Sept. 3. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star


Two work crews from…
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Dorian: Storm Preparations

Crews from Asplundh Tree Experts were positioned in…
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Dancing for dollars

Tim Quinn’s mother, Christine, laughs as Quinn and Sayra Vazquez Brann prepare for Boca’s Ballroom Battle at Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Boca Raton. The annual contest is Sept. 20 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal…

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Celebrations: Summer Cinema The Royal Poinciana Plaza, Palm Beach — July 14

Guests enjoyed a film screening of ‘Goldfinger’ al fresco style that featured special offers by plaza restaurants as well as a few surprises like beach blankets branded with The Royal logo and sips and snacks. Courtyard seating for the movie opened at 8 p.m., with showtime at 8:30 p.m. The event marked the second in the monthly…

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The Plate: Artful cuisine at Oceano Kitchen

The Plate: Lemon meringue tart

The Place: Oceano Kitchen, 201 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana. Open for dinner Tuesday-Saturday. CASH ONLY.…

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Arts: Young performers learn life on Broadway at Kravis

Former Gulf Stream School student Tori Wheat (center foreground) sings during a performance at the Kravis Center.

By Janis Fontaine

Tori Wheat would love to see her name in a Broadway Playbill one day, so she’s taking…

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Philanthropy Notes: Trolley ride to benefit Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum

Getting ready to celebrate: (l-r) Mary Csar, Dawn Zook, Hank Jawhari, Kathy Qualman, Violette Fairman and Michelle Essaye make a toast in front of one of the trolleys at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Photo provided

By Amy…

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Celebrations: STEAM program reception DeVos-Blum Family Y of Boynton Beach — Aug. 8

Campers showcased their artwork from the summer, which included creating sunsets using black glue and water color on canvas, creating animals in their natural habitats using shaving cream and construction paper, and creating miniature papier-mache hot-air balloons. The purpose of the STEAM program is to prevent the…

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Dining: Wine Room on Atlantic Avenue taps local talent for staffing

The Wine Room Kitchen & Bar has two full bars to go with wine-tasting areas and a kitchen that lets the business ‘stand alone as a restaurant,’ says John Bates, the general manager. Photo provided

By Jan Norris

It’s old home week…

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Finding Faith: 5 things you may not know about Rosh Hashana

By Janis Fontaine

As the Jewish High Holy Days approach, we offer four places to commemorate the somber day and five things you may not know about Rosh Hashana.

• The name Rosh Hashana isn’t in the Torah. The Torah calls it “a day of shofar blowing.” The name Rosh Hashana appeared in the second century. Rosh Hashana literally means “the head of the year,” but the notable day is also called The Day of Sounding, The Day of…

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On the Water: Sharks frustrating anglers by eating hooked fish

Angler Doug Sarmousakis holds what remains of a kingfish that was mostly eaten by a shark during the Aug. 10 Mark Gerretson Memorial Fishing Tournament. Photo provided by John Miller

By Willie Howard

Sharks are lingering around…

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Religion Notes: Love music? St. Paul’s programs let you learn, perform

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Delray Beach is inviting people who love music to join one of its musical programs. Opportunities are available for young people and adults, and participation is open to people of all faiths who share a love of music. Rehearsals begin soon. Programs include:

The chorister program includes the Cherub Choir, Jubilate Youth Choir, and Chancel Choir. The Cherub Choir is a pre-reading choir for children ages 4 through 6. Kids must be…

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Paws up for Pets: Rescue group to treat pet lovers to a double dose of goodness

Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue plans a fundraising dinner comedy show Oct. 4 in Boca Raton and a beachside blessing service for your pets Oct. 6 at Lake Worth. Photo provided

By Arden Moore

Sure, some dogs fetch the TV remote. And some…

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Health & Harmony: A few tips to keep you cool during the sweltering season

Bright, happy colors can have a cooling effect, Kathie Orrico says. ‘It's hard to feel miserable when you're smiling.’ Photo provided

By Joyce Reingold

Fans twirl on the sidelines and from ceilings, supporting the work of A-list air…

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Health Notes: FAU’s White Coats-4-Care raises more than $185,000 for class of 2023

White Coats-4-Care, FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine’s principal scholarship fundraising event, raised more than $185,000 to “dress and equip” the incoming class of 2023 and fund scholarships.

Several donors increased their annual gifts.

The initiative, developed nine years ago and co-chaired each year by Bonnie and Jon Kaye, has raised more than $600,000 since its inception.

Supported by honorary co-chairs…

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Tots & Teens: Safety advocate donates helmets to lacrosse team

Bill Dorton, co-founder of Head Injury Treatment Corp in Delray Beach, speaks to students at St. Joseph’s Episcopal School about sports-related head injuries. Photo provided by Carol Cunningham

By Janis Fontaine

For kids who play sports, back-to-school…

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