Even though the temperature keeps rising, there have been no summer doldrums at The Coastal Star.  
    A larger space with better parking has lured us across the street and into a section of the old TD Bank on A1A just south of Woolbright.
    By the time this August issue hits the streets, we should be officially setting up shop at 5114 N. Ocean Blvd.
    We’re not moving the office very far, so we hope you’ll continue to stop in and say hello.
    Another bit of excitement this past month was our showing in the Florida Press Association Better Weekly Newspaper Contest held at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. We were recognized with 13 awards — seven of these first-place awards in the Division A category for newspapers with a circulation of more than 15,000. The first-place recognition was awarded for:
    • Education Reporting — Galaxy Elementary, Paula Detwiller
    • Environmental Reporting — Lessons from Hurricane Sandy, Cheryl Blackerby
    • Front Page Design — Scott Simmons, Jerry Lower, Mary Kate Leming
    • Health, Medical and Science Reporting — Remembering those who no longer can, Mary Jane Fine
    • Overall Graphic Design — Staff
    • Photo Series in One Issue — Beach renourishment dredge The Texas, Jerry Lower
    • Sports Feature Story — Dye hard at work on golf course overhaul, Steve Pike
    Other staff members recognized for their work were Bonnie Lallky-Seibert, Jane Smith, Thom Smith and the late Tim O’Meilia (who we still deeply miss).
    Congratulations to all.
    Now, it’s time for vacation. See you in September.

— Mary Kate Leming
Executive Editor

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