In the News 2013 Archives


More than 500 baby sea turtles released off Fla.

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — More than 500 sea turtle hatchlings were gently released by hand Thursday onto sea beds off Florida's Atlantic Coast, where the turtles have a better chance to survive. The U.S. Coast Guard assisted with the release about six miles off the coast of Boca Raton because it is

Along the Coast: Tiny hawksbill rescued, revitalized, released

Along the Coast: Tiny hawksbill rescued, revitalized, released

Easter the hawksbill turtle had its own resurrection, thanks to Delray Beach resident Joan Lorne. The teacher’s aide was walking along the beach with her twin brother, Tim Paller, also of Delray Beach, on Easter Sunday when she found the young turtle. As a sea turtle monitor, she watches

Shake Shack Debuts In Boca Raton

As part of its community outreach efforts and mission to Stand for Something Good®, the Boca Raton Shake Shack is partnering with Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, helping coastal and marine ecosystems through research, education, preservation and conservation. Five percent of sales from the Glades Donut

Hot wheels: 'Delray Beach Twilight Festival' puts a spin on everyday bicycling

More than 700 amateur and professional bicycle racers will come together to support a handful of local charities and put on a show for spectators. The second annual "Delray Beach Twilight Festival" will kick off at 10 a.m. March 23 on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. The event will benefit Kids

'Scent of Scandal' no garden-variety tale

'Scent of Scandal' no garden-variety tale

By Doreen Christensen, Sordid stories about illegal smuggling and the resulting felony charges are as common as cloudless skies in the Sunshine State. But this bizarre tale is not about drugs. It's about orchids. Craig Pittman, author of "The Scent of Scandal" ($24.95,

Hurricane Sandy Erosion Will Impact Florida's Sea Turtle Nesting Season

South Florida's beaches in late spring through much of the fall resemble something of a crime scene, or rather, dozens of miniature crime scenes. Brightly colored caution tape and wooden stakes can be found scattered throughout the sand, sectioning off areas where sea turtles have left the water to