Sunrise residents Olivia Dee, 6, and her friend Destiny Sato, 9, chase each other around the Christmas tree at Mizner Park during ‘Light Up Downtown Boca.’ It kicked off Nov. 19 with ‘Light the Lights,’ a celebration featuring a holiday tree lighting
A concrete reef dart plunges into 500 feet of water off Palm Beach Inlet on Oct. 22. The 40 reef darts — concrete poles on heavy bases — added by the West Palm Beach Fishing Club bring the total to 110 at the deep artificial reef site. Photo provide
By Jane Smith
The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of the Boynton Beach & Delray Beach Holiday Boat Parade.
“How would we allow people to come out and safely watch the boat parade?” asked Michael Simon, executive director of the Boynt
Boca Raton will not have a holiday boat parade, a tree-lighting ceremony or a street parade this year “after exploring all options and out of an abundance of caution” during the coronavirus pandemic, the city announced on its website.
The city’s 25-fo
A 28-foot Christmas tree and a 15-foot menorah were lighted as the crowd sang along with Boynton Beach High School’s acclaimed Dimensional Harmony choral group during the annual holiday celebration. The Boca Raton High School ROTC presented the color
Decorations at Highland Beach Town Hall are a little more modest this year. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star
By Rich Pollack
The holidays are bright at Town Hall again this year but not quite as eye-catching since two oversize decorations have been moth
Linda Prior, Marie Buss and BJ Mays (l-r) wear crocheted baby blankets they created for Holly House at First Presbyterian Church in Delray Beach. Buss is 93 and Mays is 91. On this occasion they gathered at Buss’ house. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star
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 coming holidays have me contemplating the meaning of a gift.
In searching for a definition, I turned to Merriam-Webster (of course).
The dictionary’s first description calls a gift “a notable capacity, talent, or endowment.”
I take this to mea
Ten years ago, we created our first holiday gift guide, inspired by tiny treasures.
This year, we looked to the sun, the moon, the stars and the sky for inspiration, finding presents large and small, both in size and price, that should appeal to jus
Nativity comes to life
Grace Community Church will hold its inaugural live Nativity on Dec. 14 and 15 on the church lawn. Live animals, Christmas story readings, music, kids’ crafts, hot chocolate and Christmas cookies are also planned. The church b
Sandoway Discovery Center leaders promote the Carols & Cocktails in the Garden fundraiser: (l-r) director of education Evan Orellana, naturalist Amanda Clough, Executive Director Danica Sanborn and board member Kelly Barrette. Photo provided
It’s that time of year again, when the holiday calendar gets crowded with arts activities to put everyone in the mood for the season.
This month, we have two calendars: one of the non-holiday events and one devoted just to seasonal off
By Arden Moore
Got pet? Then for you, every day has the potential to feel like Valentine’s Day. Your dog, cat or other pet doesn’t need to demonstrate its love for you with a Hallmark card or box of candy. The love your pet gives you is priceless and
Mary Kate Leming, editor of The Coastal Star, has donated 45 copies of her children’s picture book, Rosie’s Song, to the Hope for the Future program. In partnership with the Delray Beach Public Library, the program collects new books to give to at-ri
By Sallie James
Will residents see another pentagram display, or something equally jarring, in Sanborn Square this year during the winter holiday season?
Boca Raton City Council members on Aug. 22 scrapped a plan to ban “unattended, expressive
Saturday - 12/3 - Southern Handcraft Society Southern Christmas 2016 at Patch Reef Park Community Center, 7000 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. Juried arts/crafts. 9 am-1 pm. Free. shsboca.com
12/3 - Cookie Cruise with Santa at 801 E Atlantic Ave, Del
A simple red and green theme conveys the essence of Christmas.
Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star
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
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