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7960643697?profile=originalKatelyn Cucinotta joins an Earth Day beach cleanup at Ocean Inlet Park.

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By Rich Pollack

    Katelyn Cucinotta was walking on the beach after surfing not far from her Briny Breezes home a few years ago when she came acro

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Meet Your Neighbor: Danielle Rosse

7960650654?profile=originalDanielle Rosse at her Oceans 234 restaurant in Deerfield Beach.

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    One of the first things Danielle Rosse, then 19, did when she arrived in South Florida 16 years ago was to take a job as a waitress at the Ranch House,

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7960638479?profile=originalDelray Beach resident Alan Rose has become a strong supporter of the Caridad Center in Boynton Beach.

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By Rich Pollack

    Until a few years ago, Alan Rose had never heard of the Caridad Center in Boynton Beach, which prov

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7960639289?profile=originalSpotlight Families creator Shawn Sherlock with her son Aiden,

youth editor and music scene reporter of the magazine.

7960640252?profile=originalTwelve-year-old twins Madison and Mallory Barrass are two of the junior reporters.

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By Janis Fontaine

    Shawn Sherlo

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Meet Your Neighbor: Kim Beaumont

7960633885?profile=originalKim Beaumont’s CPA practice is in Boynton Beach.

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    Most people dread the tax season, but one of Kim Beaumont’s favorite things to do is “a big, juicy, complicated tax return, with all kinds of problems.”
    “I’m an ana

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7960631072?profile=originalMarti Kaplan, a volunteer for the Symphonia, lives at The Carlton condominiums in Boca Raton.

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By Marie Puleo
    
    Marti Kaplan has found the perfect way to combine her talent for crunching data with her love for classi

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7960632875?profile=originalBrandy Torrez with her three children — Destiny, 16, Robbie, 12, and Paul, 9 — and husband, Robert.

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Torrez’s hair loss is typical of cancer treatment.


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By April Klimley

    Cancer is especially tragic when it happens t

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7960616287?profile=originalOcean Ridge Town Clerk Karen Hancsak sits at her post on the Town Hall dais. She retires Jan. 29.

Photo by Tim Stepien

By Dan Moffett

    Ocean Ridge is bracing itself for a case of institutional amnesia the likes of which few communities have ever s

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7960617262?profile=originalA domestic abuse survivor, Jeannette DeOrchis will co-chair AVDA’s Heart of a  Woman Luncheon on Jan. 20.

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By Rich Pollack

    Jeannette DeOrchis has a great career as a certified financial planner and senior vice presiden

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Meet Your Neighbor: Suzi Goldsmith

7960621454?profile=originalSuzi Goldsmith’s one drive in life is to save as many animals as she can. Goldsmith, who lives in Manalapan,

is one of the founders of Tri-County Animal Rescue in Boca Raton and will be honored at the Doggie Ball.

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    Su

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History: Veteran vet

Young ‘doc’ helped bring horses to Europe after WWII

7960608476?profile=originalNow a part-time resident of Briny Breezes, Harold ‘Doc’ Burton

aboard the SS Mercer Victory ship in 1947.

Burton family photo

Related story: Heifer International can arrange animals as gifts

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Meet Your Neighbor: Karen Sweetapple

7960601089?profile=originalKaren Sweetapple is being honored

as one of Bethesda Hospital Foundation’s ‘Women of Grace.’

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    The impact coastal Boca Raton resident Karen Sweetapple has made on the South County charity scene continues to change the

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7960600652?profile=originalIrving and Barbara Gutin at their home in Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club.

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By Rich Pollack

    Over the years, Barbara and Irving Gutin have funded millions of dollars’ worth of projects in South Florida and previously

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7960596672?profile=originalBridge tender Charlie Holbrook chats with Hengameh Omidi, a visitor from Iran (center),

and her friend Monika Damico of Delray Beach as they crossed the Atlantic Avenue Bridge on a recent afternoon.

Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

7960596693?profile=originalA plaque hon

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7960587472?profile=originalWendy Friswell, 54, is executive director of Spirit of Giving. She lives

in Boca Raton with her husband, David, her daughter, Michelle, and her son, Ryan.

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By Lucy Lazaroni

    For Wendy Friswell, giving is like breathing

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