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7960766681?profile=originalPart of Ted Hoskinson’s Roots and Wings nonprofit raises funds to help Delray Beach third-graders prepare after school for the state’s standardized test. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Rich Pollack

There was a time, before he became a successful bus

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7960771883?profile=originalBarbara Rodriguez works at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa (above) and lives in Highland Beach. With AVDA, she helps to throw parties for children at shelters. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Rich Pollack

Barbara Rodriguez wanted her daughter, Gabby, to

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Meet Your Neighbor: Sandra Featherman

7960763885?profile=originalSandra Featherman of Highland Beach has spent much of her life as an educator, including 11 years as president of the University of New England in southern Maine.  She recently wrote a book about solving problems in higher education in this country. 

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7960751295?profile=originalAnne and Peter Vegso own Health Communications Inc., a book publisher in Deerfield Beach. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Rich Pollack

If Anne and Peter Vegso’s last name sounds vaguely familiar, it may be because it can be found on a sprinkling of b

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7960746860?profile=originalKaren Ronald says the library is ‘not just books and materials.’ Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Rich Pollack


    Karen Ronald brings everything you would expect to her new job as director of the Delray Beach Public Library.
    She has a master’s d

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7960742092?profile=originalRita Thrasher is president and CEO of the nonprofit Boca Raton’s Promise. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Amy Woods

    Rita Thrasher dedicates her work to her daughters. Her youngest died at age 43. Her oldest died at age 60. Both had mental illness

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Meet Your Neighbor: Charles F. Carlino

7960747068?profile=originalGulf Stream resident Charles Carlino styled Sole Surfer on a friend and fellow Marine with post-traumatic stress disorder. The play will be staged on Veterans Day. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Mary Thurwachter

    Charles Carlino met Joseph Giann

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7960749670?profile=originalAlex Schulze captains the boat as Andrew Cooper scoops trash from Lake Boca. Schulze and Cooper are owners of 4Ocean, a company that removes trash from area waterways. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Sallie James

    Andrew Cooper leaned ov

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7960744899?profile=originalMike Kaufman at last year’s Mayor’s Ball. Photo by Gina Fontana

By Rich Pollack
    
    Were it not for his inability to grasp college chemistry, Mike Kaufman might have become an athletic trainer for a professional sports team rather than presiden

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Meet Your Neighbor: Greg Harrison

7960732298?profile=originalLinda and Greg Harrison of South Palm Beach hold a few of the permanent residents of The Bird & Exotic Hospital in Greenacres. Pictured are Peeps, a yellow budgie; Jake, a Mexican redhead parrot, and Baby, a Congo African grey parrot. Tim Stepien/The

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7960724276?profile=originalA photograph shows 107-year-old Eula Mae Johnson of Delray Beach as a young woman.

7960724666?profile=originalEula Mae Johnson (seated) is surrounded by granddaughters Bernice Johnson,

Shannon Johnson and Naomi Palmer and daughter Ruthie.

7960724687?profile=originalJohnson’s voter registration card show

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Meet Your Neighor: James Blumenfeld

7960720889?profile=originalJames Blumenfeld, co-owner of Meridian Art Experience in Delray Beach’s Pineapple Grove,

displays works mainly from local artists and offers services for collectors.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

    James Blumenfeld and business partner Susan Romain

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7960719074?profile=originalBen and Mayra Stern of Highland Beach have fostered more than two dozen dogs of a variety of breeds

and sizes until the dogs are ready for their forever homes. The Sterns kept Cubby, whom they call their ‘ambassadog.’

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By R

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7960711272?profile=originalJackie  Reeves and the Spirit of Giving are involved in the Boca Raton Bowl at FAU.

The organization helps distribute thousands of free game tickets to youths.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Rich Pollack

    It’s difficult to imagine Jackie Reeves’ s

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