Happy Holidays

Children are dazzled during Boca Raton’s tree lighting Nov. 18 at Mizner Park, which has been transformed into a holiday wonderland, with 50,000 LED lights and festive 2D light displays. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (and Hanukkah)! From tree lightings to holiday bazaars, boat parades and more, the month will be filled with festive events.

Embracing the magic: Community activities to ignite the holiday spirit |Calendar

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Business Spotlight:  Ground broken on Delray Beach’s $11.5 million fire station

Coastal Star: Boca woman founded Autism After 21 to enrich lives of son and many others

Dining: Cooking classes, food tours make good holiday gifts

Health: Have the holiday blues? Parents tell how measure of joy followed grief | FAU opinion endorses new vaccine for COVID

House of the Month: New construction in Gulf Stream

Meet Your Neighbor: Ellen Barnes

Outdoors: No, fishing yachts shouldn’t be beached; here’s how to avoid that

Pets:  Not all cats are aloof; in fact, some make purrfect therapy animals

Philanthropy: Buy a bowl, savor soup in support of Palm Beach County Food Bank | Holiday card sales support The Arc of Palm Beach County artists

Religion: Producer reflects on retelling of Nativity story as bold musical|Hanukkah concert star puts faith before music

Tots & Teens: St. Paul’s Day School celebrates 60 years of kindness, progress


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