Carolers from the County Pocket delight their neighbors on Dec. 22 with song before Christmas. Caroling has been a tradition in the neighborhood off and on for the past 20 years. ABOVE: In the front row (l-r) are Lincoln Paul-Haus, Holly Harris, Jill
Adele Bulger of Ocean Ridge prepares Christmas cards with her daughters, Heidi, 14, and Maggie, 10. The Bulgers like to send family photo cards, and these include son George, 17. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star
Writing Christmas cards remains a beloved
By Janis Fontaine
Five for Christmas
• Carols by Candlelight: at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave., Delray Be
By Janis Fontaine
The Christmas and Hanukkah holidays are as busy as ever, and kids seem even more excited this year. Here are 10 events to help y
St. Joseph’s eighth-grade students contributed food and prepared a Christmas dinner for about two dozen homeless and needy people at Holy Redeemer Episcopal Church in Lake Worth. ‘This is a wonderful opportunity to help the students understand that t
The church’s Council of Catholic Women put on a philanthropic affair to celebrate children during the weeks leading up to Christmas. More than 90 guests collected hundreds of articles of clothing for infants, as well as stuffed animals and toys. The
By Ron Hayes
At this time last year, Christopher Colletta,
By Janis Fontaine
Imagine a children’s Christmas pageant with no assig
By Rich Pollack
The holidays in Highland Beach are about to get a lot brighter with nearly $25,000 worth of lights and displays, including a 25-foot artificial pine Christmas tree and a 12-foot menorah decorating Town Hall.
Residents will also be tre
The veterans enjoy lunch at 50 Ocean following a day at nSpa in Delray Beach. The 10 women were honored for their service by the Henry Morrison Flagler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. They also were recognized during the city’s V
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Everything we do centers on food. After all, we’re only human.
And at no time is that more obvious than during the holidays.
Think about it: Near the end of
The following events and activities will be held during the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year seasons for 2016-17.
People of all faiths are welcome, and there is no charge for any of the events. Classes may have a fee for books and materials. A
Making Christmas and Hanukkah gifts look good isn’t difficult
if you know the basics and have the right tools.
By Mary Thurwachter
Preparing for the holidays come
Rich Schofield, Kristen Murtaugh and Beth Ensor take part in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count on the beach in Ocean Ridge. Their tools include binoculars, a spotting scope on a tripod, bird guides and digital camera. Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal
The Delray Beach Public Library thanked its donors and sponsors at a mixer that took place following the lighting ceremony for the 100-foot Christmas tree on Atlantic Avenue. Guests, who had a birds-eye view of the tree lighting and the firework
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By Emily J. Minor
This is the time of year so many of us dread — packing up all the Christmas gear, and stowing it away until next — but at Valerie Miller’s house in Delray Beach, they’re probably doing it with happy hearts.
And it’s not even the holly.
It’s the spirit that makes the holidays merry in Florida.
We have surf and sand and palm trees galore.
And tropically themed gifts for the ones you adore.
Savor and shop, and avoid all
Elves practice singing Christmas songs during ‘elf training’
at Boca Raton Community Center on a recent evening.
Claire Riccardi (left), Roberta Eberling, Loretta Lombardo and Fran Moran.
Photo by Tim Stepien
By Linda Haase
Who knew elves had to go to
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