Even the most visionary and creative individuals build on what came before. They construct new ideas from their surroundings, often using knowledge gained from their own experiences.
The most brilliant minds plotting out the future of the world understand that lurking around the edges of any “big idea” is the framework of history.
That is why The Coastal Star plans to use the coming months to tell the tales of times and places gone by in our community. It’s always been part of our mission as a newspaper to share stories of our past to help guide our future.
As our elected officials spend the summer months budgeting for the challenges that come with aging infrastructure and rising seas, it seems like a good time to remember what came before.
History is a relative term in South Florida — Ocean Ridge and Manalapan are turning 90, Lantana will hit 100 come July. Mere infants compared to Boston or London or Paris.
Still, middle age presents its challenges with leaky pipes and cracked foundations.
It’s a good life along the coast, but it can be a hard one. Not all of our history is pleasant to recall.
So as our cities and towns budget for improvements that will carry us all forward for the years ahead, this newspaper hopes to spend the summer bringing our readers remembrances of our past.
We hope you’ll like reading these stories as much as we enjoy talking with historians and archivists and all the people who still remember the days gone by. And we hope learning about our past will give us all a foundation on which to build a framework for the enduring future of our community.
If you are heading north for the summer, you can stay informed by mailing in a $25 check and the subscription form found on page 23 in the Around Town section of this paper. You can also read each edition online at www.thecoastalstar.com. Membership is free.
— Mary Kate Leming, Editor

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