Vaccines, cabin fever offer hope for gloomy tourism forecast
A late green sea turtle laid this nest Sept. 24 on the beach in Gulf Stream. The eggs were expected to hatch in about 60 days from then. Sea turtle season officially ends Oct. 31 and begins again March 1.
Photo courtesy of Sea Turtle Adventures
By Rich Pollack
Should a hurricane threaten this year, residents could have to choose between leaving their homes to avoid water and wind or remaining home to avoid contracting a deadly and highly contagious virus.
The decision, emergency managers
OCEAN RIDGE: Bulldozers work in the surf at the north end of Palm Beach County’s Hammock Park as sand is pumped from the dredge through the floating pipe and then to shore, where a sand and water slurry is spread to widen the beach. Photos by Jerry L
By Rich Pollack
At first glance, the dramatic drop in the number of sea turtle nests along the Palm Beach County coastline during the
Now that Easter has passed, winter visitors are beginning their journeys back to northern homes. As they prepare to leave, other visitors are getting ready to come. These visitors are just off shore and in an amorous mood. Soon, sea turtles will be c
Charlie Merk, 10, plays pinball at Silverball Museum in Delray Beach, which has arcade games from three generations. Dana (left), Charlie and Amy Merk were visiting Charlie’s grandfather Justin Kelleher (rear). The Merks are from Hingham, Mass., nea
A marine turtle specialist extracts eggs from the nest in South Beach Park. The eggs were relocated to Red Reef Park so a beach renourishment project would not disturb them. Photos courtesy of city of Boca Raton
By Steve Plunkett
A leatherback se
The media often catch a bad rap for giving excess attention to all things outrageous. How else do you explain the Kardashians and the current fascination with every utterance of the 2016 presidential candidates?
Blame it on the 24/7 news cycle. Blame
Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal St
I sprayed and soaked and bleached, but nothing would remove the big, green blob from the front of my favorite white, rip-stop cotton Bermuda shorts. Wouldn’t you know it? Right when the temperatures are inching upward and the snowbirds are gone. This
The vultures are spiraling, the tides are high and the auto-transport trucks are blocking traffic on A1A. This can only mean one thing: “Season” has begun. Welcome back, snowbirds!
Thanks to you, dear readers, the signs of an improved economy are fil
Sometimes in the depths of summer it’s difficult to leave the chilled cocoon of the house and drag myself into the office. But as we began to put together this August edition, I was re-energized by the dedicated, ongoing support of our readers, adver
School is still in session, but the auto transport trucks have been loading up for weeks and the clubs have been busy with their end-of-season gatherings.
Summer must be just around the corner.
You may think those of us who stay here during the s
It's here folks... in less than twelve hours, after the stroke of midnight, it's time to go a- hunting! With the crowd of divers, boats and measuring tape things can get crazy quick. Since there were four deaths last year, it's always a good idea to
When we moved to the area over 25 years ago, Easter marked the beginning of the endof tourist season. I-95 was still four- to six-lanes wide and occasionally a group of young locals would stand on the overpasses and wave goodbye to the cars in the
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