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By Joe Capozzi

Council members are considering changes to the town code that would turn up the volume on allowable noise levels in South Palm Beach. 
But peace-and-quiet advocates needn’t worry: The Town Council doesn’t intend to allow much more of a

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Holidays: Cultivating a gift

9865520855?profile=RESIZE_710xSpaces at Mounts Botanical Garden offer inspiration for gardeners and nature lovers. Coastal Star file photos

A holiday guide worthy of two green thumbs-up from gardeners and nature lovers

By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

Nature has helped many of us cope

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By Amy Woods

9865354899?profile=RESIZE_400xBoca Raton residents and philanthropists Michael and Michelle Hagerty have made their third seven-figure gift to “Keeping the Promise — The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital.”
The $5 million contribution in support of residency p

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9620412068?profile=RESIZE_710xThe Rev. Dennis Gonzales celebrates a Mass for health care professionals in November at St. Ann Catholic Church in West Palm Beach. Gonzales, who has a bachelor’s degree in nursing, took over as pastor of St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church in Delray

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9026134279?profile=RESIZE_710xKristin and Frank Augustine were among several South Palm Beach customers in a matter of minutes to buy drinking water on Memorial Day at the Publix in Plaza del Mar. Right after they did, an employee restocked the supply with 14 cases of bottled wat

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By Arden Moore

May Day. May week and May month. This is a big month for cats who will tolerate hugs, dog moms, Chihuahuas and sea turtles and yes, don’t forget hamsters.

When it comes to pets and wildlife, special days, weeks and months seem to be

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7960723862?profile=originalRobert Ganger holds his Judge James R. Knott Historical Contribution Award,

flanked by J. Grier Pressly III (left), chairman of the board of the Historical Society

of Palm Beach County, and Harvey Oyer III.

Photo provided by Capehart Photography



   

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7960716076?profile=originalJoewood is a slow-growing shrub with inedible green fruit.

BELOW: Jacquemontia is a native vine with stunning blue blooms.

Both plants are salt-tolerant, making them ideal for our neighborhoods.

Photos by Jerry Lower and Susan Lerner

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By Deborah S. H

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7960679088?profile=originalSwiss chard can come in many colorful varieties.

7960679280?profile=originalMichael Page says that tending the vegetable garden at Mounts Botanical Garden is a relaxing task.

7960678880?profile=originalChinese cooking staple bok choy.

7960679464?profile=originalAmethyst bush beans will turn green when cooked.

Photos by Jerry Lowe

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7960683678?profile=originalThe nonprofit garden celebrated the hurricane-delayed groundbreaking of ‘Windows on the Floating World:

Blume Tropical Wetland Garden,’ expected to open in spring 2017. The new exhibit will educate visitors

about the importance of water conservation.

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Meet Your Neighbor: Maria Abbenante

7960673273?profile=originalMaria Abbenante and her son Angelo pause inside Lynora’s Restaurant on Clematis Street

in West Palm Beach. Maria and her husband, Rafaelle, who live in Point Manalapan, came out

of retirement in 2014 to open the eatery with Angelo. Maria shuns canned

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