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The Institute for Regional Conservation recently held an ecological restoration event at Atlantic Dunes Park in Delray Beach, which focused on coastal conservation education and invasive plant removal. With funding and support from the city of Delray

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12390408074?profile=RESIZE_710xReal estate listings and sales records indicate that singer Billy Joel is trying to sell his ocean-to-Intracoastal estate in Manalapan (above), and possibly taking on this sprawling estate (below) in the Sanctuary community of Boca Raton. Photos prov

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12369324493?profile=RESIZE_710xLee Lipton, Jesse Bongiovi and Jon Bon Jovi (l-r) met at Benny’s on the Beach before announcing their partnership. Photo provided

By Christine Davis

Lee Lipton, owner of Benny’s on the Beach restaurant on the pier in Lake Worth Beach, recently announ

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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

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Passers-by will notice the old Ruth J

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The Institute for Regional Conservation, a Delray Beach nonprofit that aims to protect, restore and manage biodiversity regionally, and to prevent the local extinctions of rare plant, animals and ecosystems, was awarded a $10,000 Community Impact Gra

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9352113465?profile=RESIZE_710xThe Institute for Regional Conservation, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting and restoring ecological diversity in Delray Beach, celebrated the United Nations’ annual holiday by planting populations of species that historically grew in the area but h

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8084341665?profile=RESIZE_710xKimberlee Pompeo sparked the starter kit idea as she took out invasive Scaevola taccada and vines from her Ocean Ridge property and put in natives. Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

 

By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

George Gann’s goal is to restore

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 Native plants keep the dunes healthy

7960712297?profile=originalBay bean (Canavalia rosea), a vine that trails along beach dunes and coastal sand,

blooms most of the summer and sporadically the rest of the year.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

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7960596493?profile=originalGeorge Gann, standing in a natural setting of blackbead and saw palmetto,

has created a website and phone app (below) to assist local gardeners.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

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By Christine Davis

    Are you a wannabe gardener, and your thumb isn’t gree

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