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10800254095?profile=RESIZE_710xWinds from the east this summer have pushed a nearly constant supply of sargassum onto the beach, challenging beachgoers like Debby Belmonte of Ocean Ridge. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star 

Seasonal inundation is here to stay, scientists say

By Larry Ba

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10800234868?profile=RESIZE_710xCharna Larkin and her poodle, Gigi, sit in front of framed images, letters and signatures from American presidents. Her late husband, Alan, loved history and the family has amassed a letters collection from every U.S. president from Washington to Bid

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By Larry Barszewski

The Coastal Star received five first-place awards and 14 overall in the Florida Press Association 2022 Weekly Newspaper Contest for non-daily newspapers.
The articles receiving first-place recognition covered a variety of topics,

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10800129272?profile=RESIZE_710xThe Ocean City Lumber Co. property in Delray Beach, with its distinctive water tower and historical train depot, owed much of its preservation to Janet and Tim Onnen, who sold it in August. The original lumber company’s history dates to 1920. Photo p

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10796607867?profile=RESIZE_710x10796608289?profile=RESIZE_400xThe 12th annual reception raised a record $1 million in student scholarship funds that will help dress and equip the incoming class at the school’s Schmidt College of Medicine. The class of 72 aspiring doctors was selected based on both their academi

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10796577466?profile=RESIZE_710xMelissa Perlman of Delray Beach won gold in the women’s masters half-marathon at the Maccabiah Games and captained the U.S. effort in endurance sports. Photo provided by Melissa Perlman

By Janis Fontaine

Melissa Perlman of Delray Beach has represente

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10604787662?profile=RESIZE_710xJames Muir opened Nicholson Muir Meats this year in a historic home on Ocean Avenue in Boynton Beach. BELOW RIGHT: The butcher shop also has a small restaurant and sitting area. Photos provided

By Christine Davis10604793481?profile=RESIZE_400x

Passers-by will notice the old Ruth J

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10530483261?profile=RESIZE_710xThe Boynton Beach City Library moved to its current location after a new city hall-library complex was completed in 2020. Photo provided

By Christine Davis

The Florida Library Association has named the Boynton Beach City Library the 2022 Library of t

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10527530866?profile=RESIZE_710xSouth Tech Academy senior Katherine Ledsome (center) designed the winning poster and stands with (l-r) Ryan Wertepny, Diamond Howard, Trinetta Ledsome and Kathryn Grace, director of prevention for the Hanley Foundation. Photo provided

By Christine Da

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10527516657?profile=RESIZE_710xRob Bonoit, a recipient of House A Vet services who is now a volunteer, met with Kevin Donahue, director of House A Vet, and Mia Bonutti to make the formal exchange of the RV that Bonutti renovated for a school project. Its new home will be at Phipps

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Delray Beach: Stuck again

10249341061?profile=RESIZE_710xWith the broken bridge to the east, Albert Chung, a surveyor with Ranger Construction, uses GPS tools to determine the new road edge and drainage slope as part of the reconstruction of George Bush Boulevard. It’s scheduled to finish in summer 2023. J

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By Janis Fontaine

The Philanthropy Tank was started in 2015 as a way to challenge young, fertile minds to tackle society’s pressing problems by equipping students with funds to implement sustainable, service-driven solutions. Using a format borrowed

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10165048270?profile=RESIZE_710xRay Steele, his wife, Lauren, and their son Ace get creative at the Selfie WRLD the family opened at Town Center mall. Photo provided

By Christine Davis

Pop-up selfie studios have gained popularity, and two of them have cropped up in south Palm Beach

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By Christine Davis

10162889280?profile=RESIZE_180x180Baptist Health South Florida Foundation announced the promotion of Barbara James to vice president of development and development support. 
James will continue to lead the foundation’s philanthropic efforts and be responsible for

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10065884652?profile=RESIZE_710xProfessor emeritus Eric Shaw reclines at home 21 stories above Boca but does not feel retired. He mentors Ph.D. students and says life is a self-improvement project. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Tao Woolfe

After four decades of telling students th

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10063186681?profile=RESIZE_710xSpirit of Giving Network presented board member Ann Rutherford with its annual Community Spirit Award for outstanding commitment and service. The nonprofit has been the annual football game’s official charity sponsor since the bowl’s inception eight

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10063043256?profile=RESIZE_710xFAU student Chase Donaghy enjoyed an afternoon of surfing at Red Reef Park. Tao Woolfe/The Coastal Star

By Tao Woolfe

Boca Raton’s Red Reef Park is a busy place in the late afternoon as beachgoers scoop up kids, towels and folding chairs for the trek

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By Janis Fontaine

There’s more to being a tutor these days than just being able to teach, Evan Weisberg says.
Weisberg grew up in Boca Raton and graduated from Spanish River High School. He started tutoring as a side business, doing SAT and ACT prep

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