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7960786065?profile=originalABOVE: An orange-barred sulphur butterfly drinks nectar from a firebush. BELOW: Strangler figs line the path of the Ashley Trail. Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

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By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

It’s easy to find the Ashley Trail from the parking l

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By Lona O’Connor

The way that Lynn Migdal has chosen to grieve is very particular to her. She is the first to point that out, in the introduction to her 2017 book, Eternal Love Connections.
7960772288?profile=originalHer unorthodox approach adds a dash of magic and maybe even

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7960771687?profile=originalA diver uses a clear plastic bag to carry several lionfish. Careful handling of lionfish, which have venomous spines, is essential to the process of bringing them up. The lionfish flesh is white, delicate and tasty. Photo provided by REEF

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7960770454?profile=originalABOVE: Peter Lasman harvests a ripe eggplant. BELOW: Robin Silverman shows off chives and a strawberry she picked. 2017 photos by Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley/The Coastal Star

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By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

Peter Lasman, 62, has watched the garden more than

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7960770286?profile=originalAuthor and contemporary Christian scholar Brian McLaren spends between 90 and 100 nights on the road each year traveling to public speaking engagements. This month he plans to be in Boynton Beach. Photo provided

By Janis Fontaine

They are age-old qu

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7960773887?profile=originalABOVE: Professional speaker Myra Goldick uses a motorized chair to counter the effects of post-polio syndrome, for which she had surgery. Her lecture series focuses on living life to the fullest at any age regardless of adversity. BELOW: A Carlisle r

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7960767271?profile=originalA sailfish jumps near a boat on Jan. 11, the first day of the annual Silver Sailfish Derby release tournament hosted by the West Palm Beach Fishing Club. Cold weather improved the sailfish action in this year’s Derby. Willie Howard/The Coastal Star

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7960767693?profile=originalABOVE: The boardwalk at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is family friendly and provides an easy way to get close to nature. BELOW LEFT: This red-shouldered hawk looks for a late afternoon meal. 2017 Photos by Jerry Lower/T

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7960767852?profile=originalThis will be the sixth year for Ride 4 Orphans, which has raised more than $260,000. Cyclists can pedal 62, 30 or 4 miles through South County. The ride begins and ends at Spanish River Church in Boca Raton. Photo provided

By Janis Fontaine

On a medi

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7960767890?profile=originalABOVE: Harbour’s Edge residents practice satsang, a form of meditation that focuses on breathing. From left are Ellie Landesman, Shirley Krug, Ann Carballo and Laurel Herman. BELOW: Instructor Tom Notarianni says one goal is to free the mind of worri

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7960763498?profile=originalABOVE: Part of a trimaran sailboat broke loose during Hurricane Irma and wedged under floating docks at Gateway Marina. The incident caused $90,000 in damage to the docks. Photo provided by Gateway Marina

BELOW: Shredded sails, a tarp and algae cover

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