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Delray Beach Pineapple
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DELRAY BEACH, FL 2003 US Open champion Andy Roddick will headline the ATP World Tour event while tennis Hall of FamerIvan Lendl will lead the eight-player A TP Champions T our event at the 20th annual Delray Beach International Tennis Championships coming to the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center this Febr uary 24 March 4. "Our 2012 field is off to a flying start with Andy and Ivan on boar d," said Delray Beach ITC tournament director Mark Baron. "Welook for ward to welcoming Andy back and seeing him play great tennis, and having Ivan play in Delray Beach for the first time is something I am looking forward to. He redefined the game." Roddick has been the mostsuccessful American over the last decade and enjoyed a five-year run in the Top 5. The 28year-old former Boca Raton resident has reached the finals of five Grand Slams and in 2003 became the youngest American ever to be ranked No. 1 at the age of 21. "I am really looking forward to returning to Delray ," said Roddick, winner of 30 ATP titles and 33 US Davis Cup singles matches second only to John McEnr oe. I have a lot of gr eat memories playing so close to wher e I gr ew up. Y ou can tr uly feel the local suppor t of the fans and the city for the tournament." Lendl, the eight-time RODDICK ROCKS DELRAYS ITC TENNIS TOURNAMENT 20th anniversary event features music, food, clinics and world class talent Feb 24-March 4 Now in its 13th year Delray Beachs Garlic Fest is the signature food and entertainment event in the city In addition to great food, music, ar tists and crafters, the Garlic Fest con tinues to be a successful fundraiser for local nonpr ofit or ganizations raising over $350,000. This unique event cr osses all cultural boundaries and ages, providing something for everyone, featuring: national act enter-tainment, a wine gar den, full liquor bar the V iking/House of Appliances Garlic Chef Stadium, garlic-inspired gourmet food, over 180 unique vendors, childr ens activities and rides, cooking competitions and demonstrations, and Garlic University The Garlic Fest draws international media attention including a featured spot on the Food Networks Unwrapped program. Locals call it the Best Stinking Par ty in Town and a walk past the festival grounds will send your olfactory glands into hyper drive. The covered/tented Main Stage area opens on Friday and brings to the stage a performer with an eclectic car eer path, Uncle Kracker. After starting his career performing with Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker released his first solo album in 2000. On Satur day, G. Love & Special Sauce hits the stage. The musical story of this band reads like a classic novel. It all star ts at a chance meeting one rainy fall night in Boston, when fellow torchbearers of new roots Americana, Seth and Scott A vett of The A vett Br others, invite Garret Dutton aka G. Love onto their tour bus after a gig to share their love of back road blues. The Marshall Brothers band will make its first appearance at the Garlic Fest. The boys ar e well known in Palm Beach County and deliver hard hitting, emotionally charged music with that Souther n charm. Another act performing is the Jay Blues Band. Returning ar tists include the almost of ficial opening act, The Fabulous Fleetwoods. They are South Florida's longest running rockin' blues band. Also gracing the stage is the Legendary Stone Pony s house band, Outside the Box, touring in support of their first LP, Bridge. On Sunday the stage is turned over to tribute bands. First up is a band that played a few years ago, Never Stop Believin. Close your eyes and youll think Steve Per ry and the boys from Journey are on stage. Theyll be followed by Livin on A Prayer, continued on p. 18 DELRA Y BEACH, FL Over 300 guests were swept away into an Arabian Circus-themed evening of wonder and fantasy at the VIP Grand Opening Party for BREATHE, Delray Beachs sultry newMediter ranean-fusion Restaurant & Ultra Lounge, on Januar y 12th. T raffic stopped on Atlantic Avenue, while awed party guests were greeted by two large camels at the restaurants entrance and were seduced by sexy per for mers, fire goddesses and exotic belly dancers. Throughout the evening, guests indulged in a delectable array of Mediterranean-fusion hors d'oeuvres and sultry cocktails, and were treated to Stoli Elit shots to celebrate the night. Urban Gypsy sax/flute player, John Michalak, jammed along with DJ Johnny Ramirez which kept the party rocking. Guests danced with the sexy per for mers, fir e goddesses and exotic belly dancers to the music all night long in the restaurants Ultra Lounge. Set at 401 W. Atlantic Avenue, BREATHEs eclectic dcor and Mediter ranean flair brings a new experience to the West Atlantic Avenue corridor. For more information: www.breatheindelray.com Camels and belly dancers at Breathe opening www .DelrayPineapple.com Your Downtown Delray Beach Community Newspaper FEBRUARY 2012 delray beach thePINEAPPLE by Jamie Salen The Pineapple Staf f W riter I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. -Mother Teresa In times of economic uncertainty, the need for community engagement and programming becomes essential for growth. It is the businesses in Delray Beach that lend their time and resources to community improvement projects that will ultimately create success for us all. Frankel & Cohen LLC is a remarkable example of a local business working with the community to make it a str onger place to live, work and visit. In recent months the Delray Beach law firm has lent its support to two new programs. As the title sponsor of both Basketball and Mentoring (BAM Urban Under ground at the Arts Garage, Frankel & Cohen LLC is quickly becoming a leader in the community Lee Cohen first learned about BAM during his Principal for a Day assignment at Atlantic High School. It is the brainchild of Dr Anthony Lockhar t, Principal of Atlantic High School: a boys basketball league in which two hours of academics, one in math and the other in reading, are prerequisites to play time. Dr. Lockharts passion for his school and the success of his students was inspiring, says Cohen, Attorney and partner of Frankel & Cohen LLC. When he first told me about the BAM program, I knew I had to be a part of it. While Lockhart knew he might have a slam-dunk idea, funding a full scale basketball league would require capital the high school simply did not have available. Within one week, Frankel & Cohen LLC had taken on the role of benefactor and the Dynamic duo of Delray Beach Frankel & Cohen make a mark on the community continued on p. 18 To purchase tickets for the Delray Beach Intl Tennis Championships, call (561 order online at www.YellowTennisBall.com Andy Roddick Musik, Legos, Art and Outdoor Crazy Games were enjoyed at the recent Free Family Fun Day at Veterans Park on January 19. For info on programs contact Samantha Rowland at 561-243-7350.13th ANNUAL GARLIC FEST Its always chic to reek in Delray Beach! continued on p. 5 Adam Frankel and Lee Cohen

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The best cooks in town ar e dusting off their largest pots and deepest ladles as they prepare for the Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, February 18th at the Delray Gr eenMarket. With free sampling starting at 10am, the crowd will cast ballots for their favorite recipe to determinethe People s Choice winner. It all goes down at the south endof the market, which is located along the street on SE 4th Avenue, a half block south of E. Atlantic A venue. It s a friendly event, but the competition is fierce.Some contestants plan for it all year testing their recipes and adding or subtracting ingr edients to get the taste just right. The most competitive enter two and three recipes at a time to make sure they win at least one award. s the people that enter that make it so much fun, said Gr eenMarket Manager Lori Nolan. With all of their gimmicks and ploys to get the crowd to vote for them, you never know what to expect, but you know youllhave a good time. Repeat champions such as Hank Langa and Joe Fer rell make it into the top three year after year, stocking up on plastic trophies ofvarious sizes and bragging rights that they use all year long. I dont know what they do with all those trophies, Nolan said, but they sure are proud to get them. The mor e people that enter, the more fun I have, said Ferrell, whos entering a new vegetarian chili this year But the best par t about winning is doing my victory dance. Ive been doing it ever y year since the s. The chili cook-of f has thr ee categories for entriesTraditional, New Age and V egetarian. T raditional chilies feature beef of any kind and beans. New Age chilies ar e made with less conventional ingredients, which have included seafood, white chickenand even chocolate in the past. And while vegetarian entries may be either traditional or more new age, they never include meat. In addition to the Peoples Choice award, a Chef s Choice is also awarded, judged by a seasoned pr ofessional. First, second and third place winners are chosen for each chili category, for a total of 18 awards. Winners will be announced at 12:30pm. If chili s not your thing, the GreenMarket is still the place to be. The open-air marketplace will be open from 9am-2pm, offering a wide selection of locally grown produce, baked goods, farm-fresh eggs, seafood, and other gourmet far e. With free live entertainment and special appearances by farm animals every Saturday, the market is fun for the entire family. T o find out mor e about the Chili CookOf f, call GreenMarket Manager Lori Nolan at (561o learn more about the market, visit www.delraygreenmarket.com. The Delray GreenMarket is a project of the Delray Beach Community RedevelopmentAgency For more information about the CRA, visit www.delraycra.org FEBRU ARY2012 3 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM DELRA Y BEACH, FL. The City of Delray Beach's Mayor's Literacy Initiativewill pr omote reading in our community by participating in the "2012 Read Together Palm Beach County Campaign". This campaign highlights the impor tance of literacy in Delray Beach and encourages r esidents of diverse backgr ounds to read and openly discuss the same book over the same 6week time period. Five books have been selected as finalists for the campaign and one will be selected by the public as this year's official campaign book. The books are Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin, Digging to America by Anne T yler, Last T rain to Paradise by Les Standifor d, Picking Cotton by Ronald Cotton and Jennifer Thompson, and Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. Readers are asked to vote for their favorite book either online at http://r eadtogether.palmbeachpost.com or by completing a voting for m at City Hall, 100 NW 1st A venue. The deadline to vote is Friday, February 24th. The book that receives the most votes will be announced on Mar ch 12, 2012. For mor e information, contact the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County at (800.literacypbc.org. City of Delray Beach to promote literacy with Read Together Palm Beach County Delray gets ready for the 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off at the GreenMarket Lou Glessman (Chefs Choice Judge), Joe Ferrell with trophy, Lori Nolan Truly a community resource by the sea, the Sandoway House Nature Center is located in a historic 1936 beachfront home. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places and preserved as a unique nature center now home to native plants, live animals, and a world class shell collection. The Center offers a glimpse into South Florida's fragile marine and freshwater environments through educational exhibits and pr ograms. Educational pr ograms are offered to the public at Sandoway House including: Shark Feedings, Guided Historic Tours, Nature Walks, Astronomy Nights, Summer Camp and special events such as Earth Day. Guest speakers speak on environmental topics and teach exciting natur e programs to all ages! Admission is $4 per-person three years of age and above. Palm Beach Zoo, and ASTC members are free. Sandoway House Nature Center, 142 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach, FL 33483 www.sandowayhouse.org Village Stroll Sandoway House Nature Center

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4 FEBRU ARY2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM Financial turbulence in Europe, the r egime confr ontation in Moscow and the top pling of leaders in the Middle East have created challenging scenarios for diplomats worldwide. Is the United Nations a valuable tool in helping to stabilize matters or is it an expensive waste of time? The Delray Beach Public Library will attempt to answer that question during an upcoming program beginning January 30th.Rabbi Elli Kavon will be leading a discussion called The United Nations: Global Force or Global Farce? He is on the faculty of Nova Southwest University and teaches Jewish history for the Central Agency of Jewish Education of Br oward County. As par t of the same series, for mer Ambassador Asher Naim will discuss Diplomacy Past and Present. The series con-cludes with an explanation of The Mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls, by Hilda Naim who served as a docent at Smithsonian in Washington and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The lectures will be on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, 13 from 10:30 am to noon. The sessions on foreign affairs willbe among 14 pr ograms of fer ed during the spring semester at the librarys Lifelong Learning Community Institute. Turning to a different topic, Dr. Ruth Kalish will be discussing The Play s the Thing, on those same dates in January and February from 2 to 3:30 pm. Barbara Klau will speak about Memory Matters, on Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 from 2 to 3:30 pm. Also in February, docents from Nova Southeaster n University Museum will pr esent an Art class and discuss Matisse, Jewish artists and the American Art Colony in Giverny, France. Those programs will take place Feb. 1, 8, 15 from 6 to7:30 pm. The fascinating topic of Genealogy will be explored by four experts: Gerald Naditch, Dennis Rice, Mona Freedman Morris and facilitated by Sylvia Nusinov. The programs will take place fr om 2 to 3:30 pm on Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23. Dr. Jeff Morgan will present The Life & W orks of Hemingway , on Feb. 7, 14, 21 fr om 2 to 3:30 pm. A second evening program will concern social networks and the implications led by Rober t Swaine fr om 6 to 7:30 on Feb. 7, 13, 21. The lead-off program in March will discuss humor in personal relationships. The pr ogram will be directed by Dr. Joyce Saltman from 10:30 am to noon on March 5, 12, 26. Judith Klau will talk about Short Stories in the New Yorker magazine from to 2 to 3:30 pm on March 5, 12, 19, 26. Dif fer ent people have var ying Reactions to Success and Failure. Those responses will be discussed from 2 to 3:30 p.m. by Dr. Renato Bellu on March 13, 20, 27. Rabbi Randall Konigsbur g will raise Seven Questions for Living Our Lives, from 6 to 7:30 pm on March 13, 20, 27. The intriguing topic of Spies in American History, will be explored on March 7, 14, 21 from 2 to 3:30 pm by Myrna Goldberger. The Music of Ir ving Berlin, the tunes fr om movies and the songs from Broadway shows will be discussed by David Novek and Harry Shapiro from 2 to 3:30 pm on March 8,15, 22. The final spring offering turns back to foreign affairs and will be an exploration of China: The Emerging Superpower. The programs will be presented from 6 to 7:30 pm on March 14, 21, 28 by Jerry Cooke. The thr ee and four course sessions cost $45 with no registration fee. They all take place at the librar y 100 Atlantic A ve., Delray Beach 33483. For further information, please call 561-266-9490 or go to www.delraylibrary.org. Lifelong learning continues at Libraryby Lauren Tjaden Cour tesy VisitFlorida.com It s not like you need an excuse to visit. After all, Delray Beach is one of the most charming villages in all of the Sunshine State, a quirky little paradise over flowing with all the amenities of a big city. Its a place whereyou can nosh on fine far e and shop till you drop at trendy boutiques; a place where mostof the people seem to be smiling most of the time; a place without traf fic jams and parking meters and cranky clerks. Nevertheless, I am happy to provide you with yet another perfectly peachy reason todiscover it. Ready? Hold onto your beach towel her e it is: The 15th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival br ushes into Pineapple Grove in downtown Delray Beach fr om 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Feb. 2526, 2012, and its a sweetheart of a street festi-val. Some of the nation s finest crafters will be showing of f their war es hand-made American goods that include ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewelry, paintings, bath and body pr oducts, metal works, accessories and way too much else to list! Youll also enjoy the GreenMarket, brimming with plants, or chids and exotic flora. And this little tidbit is sure to float your flip-flops: Admission is fr ee. Do I have to paint a picture for you? 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FEBRU ARY2012 5 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM Union will spice up Delray with robust flavors andinnovative vodka infusions DELRA Y BEACH FL South Florida entrepreneurs Stephen Chin and Scott Kennedy are the masterminds behind the new Asian Fusion gastr olounge concept called Union, now open at 8 East Atlantic A venue in Delray Beach. Chin and Kennedy say the focus was to create a different neighborhood dining experience for Delray locals. Union is all aboutputting an electric and fun spin to conven tional dining on the Avenue with small touches of pop culture, said Kennedy s an anything goes mentality with laser beam lights r eflecting off the wallscapes, Palm Beach County s lar gest paneled flat screen wall display playing anything from cult movie classics to music videos, a center hanging disco ball, astr o turf on the patio and a mesmerizing selection of homemade vodka infusions. To bring Unions culinary credo to life, Chin and Kennedy tapped acclaimed youngand spirited Rich Achaia as Union s Executive Chef. With a commitment to making great cuisine af for dable, Union s menu or ganizes plates by size small, medium and large with items priced at $19 or less, making it the newest member of the bur geoning breed of economically-friendly epicur ean hotspots. Culinary standouts at Union include: Garlic Blue Crab and Shrimp with garlic-infused egg noodles; Miso Poached Cod with julienne vegetables and brown ricecake; Kung Pao Lamb Chops served with sushi rice and stir-fried vegetables; Red Curry Roasted Mussels in lemongrass; and Thaibasil br oth topped with crispy pork belly Cocktail adventurists will appr eciate Union s handcrafted drinks and decadent liquid desser ts fashioned fr om an expan sive selection of house-infused vodkas including Yellow Skittle, Green Apple Jolly Rancher, Marshmallow, Black SeedlessGrape and others. Fun gar nishes include vodka-infused gummi bears, tequila-infused gummy worms and chocolate/graham crackerrims. Bar cotton candy machines spinning swirls of Unions proprietary lychee cotton candy flavor tr ump traditional bar nuts to cr eate mouthwatering Cotton Candy T inis. Plans are in the works for a Union Super Bowl 2012 party offering the big game playingfr om Union s state-of-the-ar t HD television wall, fashioned from sixteen independent 46 inch flat scr eens. Other promotions will include educational dining events hosted by Executive Chef Achaia, molecular gastronomy nights, nostalgic karaoke night and Union happy hour. For r eservations call: 561-330-4236 or visit www .uniondelray .com ASIAN FUSION GASTROLOUNGE DEBUTS 2/2/ bb%/2/ bt%/2/ $ $ 888(&+%3.-'* 5)95rbnnbb "b!;&.-9/)5..): ;)1*.-%0')4 %3.-',)* 5%(-6/ ;%3.-'%4-4%3 ;%3.-')3'%05-.))% ;/))215%3.-'"07)34-5:;.17)4#-0)4$-0)%3(;,-.(3<4)% ;"24'%.)%*54 ,-&-5134 " fbt!b! HSINCE1956HFAMILYOWNED Union Bar Smor es Cocktail Chef Rich Achaia First-time event to feature pr o cycling races, wellness expo DELRA Y BEACH, FL Delray Beachs downtown Atlantic A venue is being taken over for two days for a one-of-a-kind sporting and lifestyle event, the Twilight Festival, on Mar ch 9 and 10. South Florida families will be able to view hundr eds of cyclists speeding up to 35-mph on a 0.6-mile course of tight turns and straightaways between AtlanticA venue, NE 1st Street, 2nd Avenue and Swinton A venue. The T wilight Festival will begin Friday at 10 a.m. with a stationary race at The Old School Square Pavilion, which will determine the starting positions of the top qualifiers forthe next day s major pro-race. Saturdays events begin at 7 a.m. with police escorts leading the way for a unique race called the gambler race. You dont have to be fast, you just cant fold! This race has par ticipants collecting five playing cards along their ride from Atlantic Avenue to the Palm Beach Inlet and back. At the finish line thecyclist with the best poker hand will win a grand prize of a luxury package that includes a two-night stay at the Delray Beach Marriot. There will also be amateur competitive cycling events, races for kids, a 1-mile/$1,000 sprint as well as outdoor activities for all ages, well into the evening. All of this leads up to the main pro-race which will take place beginning at 7 p.m. with the line up on Atlantic A venue. Unlike stage races such as the Tour de France, which occur over gr eat distances, all of these races are sprint-style, with a short, 1 kilometer course that is lapped over and over again, while spectators line thestr eets to watch. RAC Enter tainment owner 24-year-old Chelsea Midlarsky said, I have dreamed of bringing a cycling event like this to South Florida for years, and being able to help the wonder ful organization Kids In Distress while putting on such a large event is absolutely amazing. On both days, spectators will also enjoy a fun-filled kid zone, a food cour t and beer garden, health-centric vendor booths and the opportunity to meet celebrity cyclists, all while cheering on racers. Donations will be accepted for Kids In Distress at multiple locations thr oughout the Delray Beach Twilight Festival. Kids In Distress (KID that the Delray Beach Twilight eventchose us to be a charitable benefici ar y, said Jennifer Homan, director of special events. For more than thirty years, KID has provided a comprehensive safety net of programs to catch children and families when they falter and this generosity gives much needed awareness and financial support to thousands of children and families in South Florida. The festival is family friendly and gear ed towar d health, wellness and fitness. To learn more or join us for this first time event, visit delraybeachtwilight.com. Delray Beach to host Twilight Festival 13th Annual Garlic Fest fr om page 1 a tribute to Bon Jovi, and Turnstiles, the ultimate tribute to the music of Billy Joel. Par t of the Garlic Fest for nine years now, RCA recording artist Andy Childs will emcee and perform Saturday and Sunday. In House of Appliance s Garlic Chef Stadium, chefs competing in the 11th AnnualGarlic Chef Competition on Febr uary 11th & 12th come from some of the finest restau-rants in town. Each chef faces an opponent in a 1-1/2 hour competition. Each team receives an identical basket containing the mysteryitem selected for that competition as well as items to accompany the mystery item. The chefs do not know what the mystery ingredient will be until moments befor e the battle begins. The chefs will have to use copious amounts of one ingredient to produce their culinar y masterpieces. W onder what that ingr edient might be! The 3-day event will be held Friday through Sunday, February 10-12. Festival hours are Friday: 4pm-11pm, Saturday: 11am-11pm, Sunday: 11am-7pm. For more information and schedules visit www.dbgarlicfest.com.

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6 FEBRU ARY2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM by Paula Detwiller The Pineapple Staf f Writer If you see some big guyssome really big guyswalking around Delray Beach this month, stop and thank them for their support of local student athletes. Its likely those big guys are current and/or future NFL players in town to help raise money for Pr ep & Sports, Inc. Prep & Sports is a Delray Beach-based nonprofit thats been providing academic counseling and athletic conditioning to at-risk youth in South Florida since 2005. Delray Beach natives Tavarius TJ Jackson, afor mer Dallas Cowboy, and Brandon Flowers, currently with the Kansas City Chiefs, lead the or ganization. Their program trains young athletes bodies, minds, and spirits through various sports-related mentoring programs and camps, ultimately preparing them to pass college entrance exams and attend four-year universities. As pr oof of the programs success, 18 Prep & Sports participants graduated from high school last year, and each of them received a scholarship to college (16 athletic and 2 academic scholarships At the same time, Prep & Sports is actively contributing to the economic development of Delray Beachnot only by grooming potential future leaders but also by bringing professional athletes to town as mentors for the students. Jackson and Flowers regularly invite NFL players to local Prep & Sports training camps and fundraising eventsincluding the 2nd Annual Super Bowl Viewing Party set for Febr uary 5th (see box Jackson estimates that in 2011, Pr ep & Spor ts events contributed at least $1 million to the local economy. The visiting professional athletes rent hotel rooms, frequent restaurants and clubs, and shop at local stor es. Two NFL players bought homes in Delray Beach; two others bought cars at a local dealership. Their presence attracts fans, media personnel, and sports agents who also shop, dine, or stay over night in Delray Beach, says Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA Manager Elizabeth Burrows. That helps our existing merchants and creates opportunities for new ones, Burrows says. Meanwhile, many college football players come to South Florida in Januar y and February to get in shape for the NFL Scouting Combine, a week-long event held in Indianapolis each winter in which players perform physical and mental tests in front of NFL coaches and scouts. Here in Delray, they train with Jacksons local franchise of XPE Sports (which stands for Extr eme Performance Enhancement), founded by r enowned athletic trainer Tony Villani. According to Jackson, visiting college and pro players whove never been to our Village by the Sea are often pleasantly surprised. When they see what Delray Beach has to of fer, a lot of these guys like the area and want to stay , Jackson says. 2nd ANNUAL SUPER BOWL PARTY To benefit Prep & Sports, Inc. Rub elbows with NFL players while donating to a good cause! Tickets are still available for this worthwhile charity event on Super Bowl Sunday, F ebruary 5, 2012. Party starts at 4 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Prep and Sports, Inc. Main party Dec k 84 bar and restaurant East Atlantic Ave. at the Intracoastal Bridge Tickets: $60 in advance / $75 at the door Complimentary buffet, unlimited drinks VIP par ty Onboard 2 yachts: Lady Atlantic and Lady Delray Docked on west side of Intracoastal Bridge Tickets: $150 in advance / $175 at the door Buffet-style dinner, open bar, big screen TVs Scheduled to appear Daniel Thomas, Miami Dolphins Pr eston Parker, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Br andon Flo wers, Kansas Chiefs Er ic Berry, Kansas City Chiefs Pierre Garcon, Indianapolis Colts Jacoby Ford, Oakland Raiders Montario Hardesty, Cleveland Browns A bram Elam, Dallas Cowboys ..AND MORE T ickets Purchase tickets online at www.prepandsports.org or call Delr a y Y ac ht Cruises: (561) 243-0686 Prep & Sports ties to pro athletes creates win-win for Delray Beach

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One of the best Delray Beach hotels is giving travelers a chance to unwind in thebeautiful Florida weather during the upcom ing Delray Beach International Tennis Championships. The Delray Beach MarriottHotel featur es the "Sun-sational" Spa Package, per fect for decompressing after a day of matches featuring the superstars of world tennis. For fans of tennis, either as players or spectators, the Delray Beach Inter national Tennis Championships is an opportunity to see the world's only combined ATP Champions Tour and ATP World Tour event featuring both Tennis Legends and ATP Pros.And of all the South Florida beach r esorts, the Delray Beach Marriott is the only one offering this "fan-friendly" spa package. The"Sun-sational" Spa Package includes: Partial ocean view room Daily breakfast for two Receive $25 spa credit each day toward spa services T o book the "Sun-sational" Spa Package, simply go online and use pr omotional code P42 or call 1-800-228-9290. This South Florida beach resort deal is available sevendays a week until Mar ch 31, 2012. A limited number of r ooms are available for this promotion, and with such a popular event just minutes walking distance from the hotel, guests are encouraged to book as soon as possible. To learn more about the Delray Beach Mar riott, visit www .mar riott.com/PBIDR. Although I am in Boston at this time, your brand new newspaper is the buzz in Delray! After perusing online, I decided to write to give you my best wishes for success. Best regards with your new venture. McCall Credle Rosenthal Images of America Delray Beach Book Can't wait to get a copy of the newest addition to the Delray community. Just heard about it. I have a second home in Delray but my permanent residence is in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Will be there next week so hope to find one around town. Gloria Merryman Congratulations on your first issue of The Pineapple. I loved the articles and information on activities in Delray Beach. Madeline Hincken The Southern Handcraft Society Thank you so much for stopping by to say hello yesterday. I really am excited about your new paper. Thank you for all your support of the library and in helping us to tell our amazing story and promote all the services and events going on at the library that we provide the community. We are the living room of the community! Kimberley Trombly-Burmeister Development Director, Delray Beach Public Library FirstYou do nice work with your publication. I picked up a copy at Pazzo Italian market recently. How long has it been published? Must say I found something I wanted to read on every page. Drew Tuckers 8-hour bender was a great way to close. You guys are paying dividends alreadyJust had a phone call at the box office from someone who said they learned about us from Pineapple newspaper. Nice to hear. Good for your advertisers to know. Wishing you success with The Pineapple and thanks for the coverage in the January issue. John Butler, Executive Director Delray Beach International Tennis Championships Well done on the launch of The Pineapple! Your newspaper is generating so much excitement in town! I think this is going to be a must have for everyone from the very first issue. Im so proud of you guys. Please shout if I can help at any time! Congratulations again! Stephanie Immelman, Destination Marketing Manager Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative Congrats on the newspaper. I was excited to find it the other night at Crepes by the Sea. I am a new Chamber of Commerce member and have just started wearing in my new shoes visiting restaurants downtown with a new program. Best wishes with your new venture and Happy New Year. Larry Ross Small Biz Is Local Iappreciate very much seeing the Delray Beach Historical Society and Cason Cottage in your January 2012 issue. Please let us know how we can be of assistance for your next issue. Dorothy Patterson Archivist, Delray Beach Historical Society Thank you so much for allowing me the opportunity to be part of something so awesome! I grabbed one on the day they came out and thought it looked great, so I am thrilled you got to see a warm welcome around town. Tara Monks Ifirst want to congratulate you on this wonderful new, very informative paper and wish you all the best! We would love to meet you and would be honored to have our wonderful programs featured in The Pineapple. Samantha Roland Recreation Site Supervisor II, Veterans Park Ijust finished reading the first issue of The Pineapple moments ago. I want to say that I am impressed with your inaugural issue of your publication. Best of luck in the future! Great job to you and your staff and keep up the good work! 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8 FEBRU ARY2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM City of Delray Beach selects new chief for Fire-Rescue Department The City of Delray Beach announced that Danielle Connor, an 18 year veteran withDelray Beach Fir e-Rescue, has been selected as the agency s new Chief. Chief Connor will replace Chief David James, who resigned in November 2011. Chief Connor, a second generation firefighter and native Floridian, is one of five fami ly members who have devoted their life to the fire service. Her career as a firefighter with Delray Beach Fire-Rescue began in 1993 and has advanced through the ranks of Paramedic,Driver Engineer Lieutenant and Division Chief. She held the position of Assistant Chief of Administration until October 2011, at which time she took on the role of Acting Chief. Chief Connor attend ed the University of New Haven where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and aBachelor of Science in Business Administration. She is a graduate of both the Emergency Services Leadership Institute of the University of Florida/Florida Fire Chiefs Association and the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fir e Academy. Chief Connor also holds a license as a Register ed Nurse (RN the state of Florida. City to unveil new user friendly website in Spring 2012 Promising a fresh look with improved functionality and user friendly featur es, the Citys website, www.mydelraybeach.com, will include ideas and suggestions from residents,business owners and City staf f who participated in focus gr oup discussions held in September 2011. In addition to creating a website that will provide useful information and easy to use self-service online tools, the City is incorporat-ing an aesthetic flair to the overall design. Highlighting all that the City has to offer as a great place to live, work and play, the new site is intended to serve as an engine to promote economic development within the community. The website will pr ovide quick access to important information including a City meet-ing calendar and links to community events, City Commission Agenda and backup materi-als, media r eleases and newsletters, City departments and services, public notices and emergency advisories. The new website will continue to provide online self-service tools for residential and business accounts management including: Utility bill payments Building per mits Alarm registration Business tax receipts Landlord permits Parks and Recreationactivity r egistration Bids online Board and committee vacancies Opportunities exist for citizen volunteers to serve on City Advisory Boards. The City ofDelray Beach has 21 active Advisor y Boar ds and Committees, each set up to per form specific functions. By par ticipating as a citizen volunteer on an Advisory Board and/or Committee, you will have an opportunity to be involved in your local City government. TheCity is cur rently seeking individuals to serve on the Af fordable Housing Advisory Committee, Board of Adjustment, Education Board, Financial Review Board, Green Implementation Advancement Board, Kids and Cops Committee, Neighbor hood Advisory Council, Nuisance Abatement Board. Applications and more information about the Citys various Advisory Boards can be obtained by visiting the City Clerk s Office in City Hall, Room 207, 100 NW 1st A venue, on the Citys website, www.mydelraybeach.com, or by contacting V enice Cobb at (561 E-mail at cobb@mydelraybeach.com. City uses ARRA grant funding to install 24 new bus shelters The City of Delray Beach, in par tnership with Palm Beach County Palm Tran, will purchase and install twenty-four (24 throughout the City.Grant funding for this pr oject, in the amount of $373,750, will be provided under the federal gover nment's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA Economic Stimulus Plan.Installation is expected to be completed by May 2012. For mor e information on the bus shelter project, including the location for each of the 24 bus shelter locations, contact the Environmental Services Department at (561 Public invited to two downtown parking study char r ettes The City of Delray Beach invites all Delray Beach residents and businesses toattend two char rettes on the City's Downtown Parking Study. These community meetings ar e open to the public and will pr ovide attendees with an oppor tunity to examine, discuss and provide input on the Parking Study as it relates to creating a sustainable parking man-agement pr ogram. The Char r ettes will be held on Monday, January 30th, at 6:00 PM and Tuesday, January 31st, at 9:00 AM at the Delray Beach Community Center, located at 50 NW 1st Avenue (adjacent to the City's T ennis Center). The pr oposed Parking Study has been placed on the City's website and may be accessed by visiting www.mydelraybeach.com and selecting Delray Beach ParkingManagement Plan under News. For additional infor mation r egar ding the charrettes and/or the completed Downtown Parking study, contact Scott Aronson, Parking Management Specialist, at (561by E-mail ar onson@mydelraybeach.com. Residents Academy 2012 Spring session begins Mar ch 1st The City of Delray Beach is accepting applications for the Spring session of the very popular and widely recognized ResidentsAcademy which educates the public on City government operations, facilities and responsibilities. The Academy begins on Thursday,Mar ch 1st, at the City of Delray Beach Envir onmental Services Administration Building (T raining Room) and will meet on Thursday evenings for six (6 weeks from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. During the Residents Academy, attendees gain "behind the scenes" access to the City's public safety facilities. Session itineraries include exclusive tours of the Delray Beach Police Department and Fire-Rescue facilities, special operations equipment and shooting range. In addition, police of ficers and firefighters will provide demonstrations such as K-9 Unit and Automated External Defibrillator (AED Space is limited so sign up early For more infor mation, call Janet Meeks, (561 or E-mail meeksj@mydelraybeach.com. Florida gaming cafes face bans Palm Beach County Fla appr oved a temporary ban on new Internet gaming cafes recently as a part of a general crackdown, authorities say Also known as sweepstakes cafes, the casino-style attractions of fer cash payouts, which authorities worry could become a problem. About 1,000 of the businesses have spread statewide. County Commissioner Kar en Marcus was among those who pushed for the ban. "They're totally unregulated [and] they are just kind of popping up everywhere," she told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The ban in Palm Beach County is expect ed to grow into a yearlong moratorium while lawmakers develop restrictions on the establishments. Delray Beach has proposed a similar ban, while Nor th Palm Beach has a moratorium. Polk and Jackson counties have shut down cafes. New gaming regulations would include inspections to assure games are beingoperated fairly Dr. Albert Cohen on Americas Registry ofOutstanding Pr ofessionals Dr. Albert Cohen of Delray Beach has recently been included in Americas Registry ofOutstanding Pr ofessionals for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of healthcare. Dr. Cohen is the President and Medical Director of Boca-Delray Pathology Labs. He was born in Havana, Cuba and earned his M.D. at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico. Dr. Cohen specializes in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology and laboratory medicine. He has been nominated Best Doctor inAmerica by his colleagues in 2005, 20072008. In 2001, Dr Cohen was named Ambassador of Peace for the Unity School which had been chosen as the r egional head quarters for Peaceful Schools International. Dr Nicholas Kaleel joins Spodak Dental Group Spodak Dental Group announced the addition of Dr Nicholas Kaleel to their team of dental experts. "We are thrilled to have Dr. Kaleel join the Spodak Dental family His commitment to delivering the finest dental care and education to his patients, combined with his extensive experience, per fectly coincide with Spodak Dental Gr oup's core values," said Dr Craig Spodak. Dr. Kaleel graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1980 with outstanding Awards of Excellence. After com-pleting his general practice r esidency in 1982 at University Hospital/V A Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, he returned to his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio where he practiced dentistry until 1984. Soon after, Dr. Kaleel r elocated to Florida, and in 1986 he began his own dental practice in Boynton Beach. In early 2011 he joined his practice with Spodak Dental Group in Delray Beach in or der to serve the growing needs of his loyal family of patients. Dr Kaleel now lends his vast clinical skills and years of experience to Spodak Dental Gr oup's growing team of general and specialty dental professionals. Lions Club donation helps visually impaired The Delray Beach Public Library recently received another gift of $500 from the Delray Beach Lion s Club. Mr John S. Parke, T reasurer, and a member of the Delray Beach Lions Club since 1970, is shown here presenting a check to Librar y Director Alan Kornblau. The Delray Beach Lions Club has sup por ted the Librar y since 1939. It has been giv ing a gift of $ 500 to the Delray Beach Public Library twice each year since 2001 for a totalthus far of $11,000. The Lions Club r equests that this money be used to purchase materials for the visually impaired, such as large print books and books-on-tape. The Librarys collection of such materials is quite extensive and extr emely popular thanks to the continued suppor t of the Lions Club. The Librar y was also awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Lions Club for collecting and maintaining many lar ge print books and r ecor dings. 11th Annual Clash on the Clay tennis tourney The South Florida Rainbow Tennis Association (SFR T A), a multicultural non profit and charitable organization dedicated to incr easing minority involvement in tennis, presents the 11th Annual "Clash on the Clay" Tennis Classic from February 3 5, 2012, at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, 201 WestAtlantic A venue. Pr oceeds benefit youth sports programs that help build character, pride, sportsmanship and leadership. For mor e infor mation, please contact Yusuf Ahmed by phone (561 mail Y usufah@bellsouth.net. read city pineapple slices bftntbrfnnfttb rfrnttfntttnrbtrtnr brbrtrffnnttfbfnrnbbfbfbnbtfnnttfrnnnbbttbtbtfnrbf fbrnbnntnnt ntnbbtrfrt fbr rbbf b r Danielle Connor well play

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FEBRU ARY2012 9 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM $89,999 Are They Out of Their Mind??? This 2 bedroom 2 bath condo is located in east Delray Beach just west of Federal Highway. It is a SHORT SALE with Bank of America and DEAL It has a wonderful split level floor plan and has views of the tennis courts. Age-friendly and one pet under 25 lbs is welcome. Investors, you can r ent immediately!Invest in Yourself Holy "CASH COW Recently r ealtors have been able to do for you, our investors, what we have always want ed to do. MAKE YOU MONEY! This little condo is a CASH COW Her e is the bad news, this unit isunder contract and even worse this market isquicklyclosing down in my opinion in Palm Beach County. Gather up your Milk Money. $44,000 How you liveStarts with where you live So, here is the question where do you want to live? There is a property out there with your name on it. If you are looking to buy or sell, call meMary Lou CiambrielloPA, CDPE Realtor RE/MAX ADVANTAGE PLUS 900 East Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, Florida 33483 FAX: 561.278.3900 What is in Your Beach Bag??? Braemar Isle in Highland Beach. ASophisticated Seaside Lifestyle Like No Other! 1,500 square feet of living space on the 7th floor is where you will keep your sunblock. Our 2 bedroom 2 bath condo has pure views of the marina, the ocean and the city.Move in r eady and includes a Private Beach Club and Marina. $399,990Walk with me What's In Our Shoe Box? Spanish Mission Style Cottage with Rental Cottage built in 1925 This home is an example of a blend that is difficult to find. It is a Mission style home with a coastal and pedestrian-friendly location oozing with charm. Located just north of seasonal tourist traf fic yet walking distance to the Ave. $550,000Bang for Your $$ Our Home is a 21-Gun Salute!!! THISHOME IS PACKING Lots of square footage Gated community, clubhouse, Tot Lot, Gym and so much more. 3,000 sqft under air, and talk about fire power. Formal living and dining rooms, large eat-in kitchen and family room, 5 bedrooms and so much more. This home is a Trophy! $325,000Perfect Fit Right Size Right Price Right Location So what is in our closet is a wonderful floor plan that will work for wherever you are in your life right now. With 2000 sq ft, size is really not an issue. 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen, family room and more This home will look good on you and your family for many years to come. $239,990 Remember Your First Sandbox 55+ Version It's located on the 8th floor facing southwest with a wrap-ar ound balcony and views of the ocean and city. Our sandbox is for rent on a yearly basis. The carpet is new, the 2 bedrooms are large and you have a washer and dryer. There is an eat-in kitchen and a huge living and dining room combination. Bring your own shovel. $1,500/month-yearly rentalRock & Roll is Now Those Oldies But Goodies. Baby Boomers are poising to retire. It is not the same old song of working on the chain gang now you get to do it your way. With these changes comes a different lifestyle maybe you are coming to Florida to live on a full time basis ormaybe you want what I call a LOCK and LEAVE....... I know a place with a formal living and dining room, eatin kitchen, family room and "Country Club" lifestyle. $159,990 UNDER CONTRA CT CELL: 561.305.7139 HOME: 561.330.7219 OFFICE: 561.279.7800 TOLLFREE: 888.332.2122www .hellomarylougoodbyehouse.com

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FEBRU ARY2012 11 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM music Rachel Andes is a singer whose voice is like a teaspoon of honey with a splash of scotch. If I were to try to determine the mixture that is Rachel Andes,I would say it is two par ts Billie Holiday one part Joni Mitchell, and one part Nikki Minaj. A show with Rachel is an experience,whether she is with her band or solo and as soon as you start talking about how much she r eminds you of Nina Simone, you'll r ealize she's summoning her inner T uPac. As you can imagine, I wanted to find out where she came from, what makes her tick, and wher e she got the musical phras ing that any musician, regardless of instrument, would want to emulate. Ill get right to it, where did you learn to sing? Ive been singing and dancing since I was 3 years old. I was born into a family of performers. My grandfather was an actor andsinger and he played opposite Lucille Ball in Wildcat, he was Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha and he did quite a bit of filmas well. His most known film was Clash by Night, by Fritz Lang where he played opposite Marilyn Monroe. My Grandmother was a dancer. She moved to New Y ork to dance with Dean Mar tin and Jerry Lewis. My father was in a few rock and roll bands in the 60's including JoGunne and Spirit. He encouraged me to sing at an early age and it is some of my favorite memories as a child. SingingSomewher e Over The Rainbow and When You're Smiling with my father while he played guitar and performing with my br other ar e some of my best memories. When I was 15, Randy California of the band Spirit took me under his wing and I began singing for him. We did a bunch of recordings and as we were set to tourEur ope to pr omote his new album, he was swimming in Hawaii and was taken by a strong rip current and drowned. I was bro-ken hear ted but I continued to sing and act throughout the years. I attended Berklee college of music as a per for mance major in 2003 and in 2007, recorded my first EP. Everyone seems to notice that you have a voice that sounds like a woman who has "been there" how do you feel like your experiences have shaped your art? I experienced a lot of hear tache at a pretty young age. My grandmother died of alcoholism when I was 6. My par ents divor ced when I was really young. My father suffered fr om mental illness and I watched him as he fought his demons and struggle to express himself as an artist. Ive also had my fair share of demons and hardships and I sing for better days. I tr y to feel the words Im singing and r elate them to the experiences that Ive had. Singing has always been a form of therapy for me and the things Ive been able toexperience thr ough singing have been amazing. The idea is that Im turning thesenegative experiences into attributes by allowing the pain to come to the surface so I can finally heal. Y ou seem to have a fair amount of visi ble ink. Are some of those life experience represented in those? All of my tattoos r epr esent important events in my life, times of struggle and times of r ecover y They also are tied to certain people in my life whom I love deeply. For example, the heart on my arm with the circle around it gives me strength to live withmy hear t open, knowing that I will always be protected. As for the others, you can ask me at a show. If I were to press Shuffle on your ipod right now what ar e the first three songs I would hear? Nina Simone: Love Me or Leave Me. Cat Power: Metal Heart. Bob Dylan: Its AllOver Now Baby Blue. What does 2012 hold for the incomparable Rachel Andes? I hope to play out as much as possible, r ecord an album, and plan a tour. Her e are my top picks for must-see live music in February 2.4.12 Ar ts Garage Urban Under ground: Rappers Delight A History of Hip Hop Legendary Florida MC's pay live tribute to the greats of hip hop and close with somenew classics of their own. Accompanied by the 7 piece Arts Garage House Band. Tickets at ArtsGarage.com. 2.10.12 Ar ts Garage Heart For Recovery Fundraising talent night I love supporting up-and-coming artists and this will be the night that the best young talent comes together for a night of awesome per formances! Come and vote for your favorite and suppor t a great cause! 2.11.12 Hurricanes The Justin Enco Band Clean, acoustic and real is the best way to describe their sound. They give me my oldschool Dave Matthews fix, but in their own way! 2.14.12 DADAEric Jaf fe For an interesting night out on a night where many like to find some romance, DADA, as usual, offers you a break from the norm. Order a personal song to be sung to the one you love or just be entertained by Eric Jaffe as he serenades the cr owd with his unique sound! 2.17.12 Bull BarThe Thr ee Amigos Jam to your favorite song by one of the most talented and original cover bands ar ound (and yes, I realize the irony of what I just wrote). W ednesdays Johnnie Br owns The Flyers Shredding guitar solos and passionate vocals. This trio knows how to do classic r ock right! Drew Tucker is a percussionist and the founder of Tucker Music Academy in Downtown Delray. Connect with him at@T uckerMusic101 Pineapple Profile: Rachel Andes is a teaspoon of honey with a splash of scotch by Drew TUCKER WHOS PLAYING DELRAY BEACH pho t o by Amy Pasquantonio

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14 FEBRU ARY2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM D rew and The Woo is a regular Pineapple series that follows twoyoung professionals as they look for the perfect night out in Delray Beach.They'll need a happy hour a sub-20-buck dinner some live music and a late-night hot spot. Call it a scavenger hunt, bar crawl or even a mild bender. Either way you'regoing to want to follow in their footsteps. At the end of the year, Drew and The Woo will select their top choice for eachcategory and invite the whole city to comeout and join them for "The Best Night OutIn Downtown Delray ." HAPPY HOUR Buddha Sky Bar a posh, r elatively new addition toDelray Beach, sits three stories above Atlantic Avenue in the heart of Downtown. Happy hour includes half-off selectdrinks and menu items seven days a weekfr om 5 to 6 p.m, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK! R yan: W e've really kicked it up a notch with this month's choice. I had to pull out my best Kohls attire. Drew: When your destination has the feel of a Manhattan martini bar, you have nochoice. Ryan: True. I think that's why Im so surprised we're here for the best happy hour. With this view, and this vibe, they really dont have to discount their menu to get me here. Dr ew: I hate to bring up beer with this many delicious specialty drinks, but WOWdo they have the best selection of Asian beers. Morimoto Hazel Brown Ale? R yan: Y es Sir. Dr ew: And how about half of f dim sum all day ever y Sunday! R yan: Dim sum? Sounds yum. Maybe Ill get some. Drew: Please stop. Ryan: Youre right. Lets just skip to the best part. Drew and Ryan simultaneously: The Good Fellas Table! Ryan: A little known secret about Buddha Sky Bar There is a 12-person table on the r oof that sits under the stars and over the A ve. Mood lighting and music from your ver y own playlist are just some of the perks. Drew: But the coolest part is how you get there. Upon arrival, you and your party are guided through the restaurant, into the kitchen and out the back emergency door, where your table and private server await. DINNER FOR UNDER $20 Another fairly new spot, Of f The Ave, features hot sandwiches and cold beer at a reasonable price. Patrons frequent this bar for fast grub, an array of televised sports and a little Golden Tee. Drew: Love this place. Its a modern take on the neighborhood bar concept. Ryan: Its strange because I want to call it a local bar, but its just so clean and thefood is far superior Plus, its really not too far of f the Ave. Drew: They should call it "Barely Off The Ave." Ryan: But maybe the name is less about the location and more about their identity. Drew: Thats deep dude. But I feel you. They'r e flipping the status quo. Rather than taking the gastr opub concept and delivering $20 bur gers, they're embracing their innergastr opub and keeping it reasonable. Ryan: I feel very confident saying that Off The Ave's turkey club is the best Ive everhad. It was $7.99 and I coupled it with aFlorida Swamp Ape Ale for a total of$13.99. Drew: I also like how they're a bar with spor ts, rather than a sports bar. You can catch the NFL, NBA, NHL and even MMAever y night of the week. Yet, at no point does their fandom define their cr owd or experience. Ryan: This little neighborhood bar is starting to sound awfully dynamic andalmost complex. Drew: Youre right. Lets rewind. Off The Ave features a great selection of sandwiches, pizza, beer and a full liquor bar. An easychoice for a sub-20-buck dinner that doesn'tskimp on quality or flavor R yan: Much better LIVE MUSIC OConnors: a real-deal Irish pub.The OC, as the locals call it, is open til 2 a.m. every day and features some of the best live music inDelray You can checkout their lineup for Friday and Satur day nights at oconnorsdelray.com. R yan: The first thing to note about O'Connor's Pub is that they pour the bestGuinness in town, period. It takes about three minutes and has a frothy top thatleaves the tastiest beer mustache. Drew: Im going to second that. This isn't a bar trying to capitalize on the Irish Pub scene. They are the real deal and their Guinness draft proves it. Ryan: OK enough about the perfectly poured Guinness. Tell us about the music. Drew: Well, as I listened to Capt'n Reese tear the roof off the place (while enjoying my perfectly poured Guinness), I wasr eminded how intimate the atmospher e is at O'Connor's. R yan: It s cr owded and loud and that's exactly what I like about it. Dr ew: Sur e but what I am r efer ring to is the shar ed per for mance ar ea. Either the band s playing in the audience or the audi ence is on stage. I just love that. R yan: It s also one of the only places ar ound wher e you can consistently listen to some serious blues. Dr ew: I told you that. R yan: That was an independent obser vation deliver ed by The W oo for public consumption. Drew: Settle it over a game of shuffleboar d and a perfectly poured Guinness at O'Connor s? R yan: Deal. LATE NIGHTSPOT The word unique hardly doesthis placejustice. A neat spin on the upscale diningexperience to some, and a chill late nighthangout to others. DADA is for ever yone. Drew: What can I say? I pretty much live here. Ryan: A Delray legend. If you don't know DADA, you don't know Delray. Drew: An exquisite menu, live local music, full bar, art and the occasional spo-ken wor d. R yan: Y ou haven't told them why were her e though. Dr ew: Im getting to it. Ther e ar e plenty of places to get a late night drink, but very few places to get a late night -Ryan: -bite to eat. Drew: Way to steal my thunder. But yes, that's what makes DADA truly special in our eyes. We can jump from bar to bar all night,but we always know wher e wer e probably going to end up. R yan: Outside, under a tr ee, listening to a band wind down as we do the same. A shar ed appetizer coupled with a craft beer or one of their famous fr esh mojitos is all you need to end the night. Drew: What if you have a sweet tooth? Ryan: Good call. DADA's dinner and drink menus are so good that you may forgetto ask for their -Drew: -Dessert menu. Ryan: I deserved that. Drew: Yes you did. DADA's desert menu features items such as Warm Banana Bread, Butterscotch Pudding and Smores Ryan: Well said, Sir. CHECK. T AXI. BED. Visit www.drewandthewoo.com for pictures, videos and more information about Drew and The Woo. Want us to consideryour favorite local hangout? Email us atinfo@delraypineapple.com. f fr r " " " " f f r r f f ff! fff b b t t n n n n t tf f The search for the perfect night out

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FEBRU ARY2012 15 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM THE ARTS AND YOU:SEASON HAS SPRUNG As Delray Beach enjoys mild winter temps, her full-time r esidents come out of warm-weather dormancy and annual snowbirds bring their accents to the streets. Winter is why we live here, why we sweat thr ough the summers and when the Arts thrive. This Seasons calendar offers an abundance of Arts activity, from Artists in the Park to Arts Garage performances, GalleryW alks and exhibition openings. Lets begin our seasonal Ar ts enjoyment with lazy weekend mornings at the park. Artists in the Park is hosted by the Delray Art League. Through April, you will find small festival tents sharing time between Old School Squar e and V eterans Park (on Atlantic Avenue at the Intracoastal). Youllsee paintings and original prints by local ar tists, beautiful jewelry, and a few good stories. Don t be shy in your curiosity; ask about the photography. Find out how the pieces wer e made, where the photos were taken and how long it took Breyhs Swan to create that pointillism portrait of Johnny Cash. The more you know the mor e you will enjoy. Thats why youre reading this article anyway, isnt it?(Dates: Jan 28-29, Feb 11-12, Feb 18-19, Feb 25-26, Mar 24-24, Apr 7-8, Apr 28-29) Take your morning strolls through the parks to afternoons sifting through the galleries on and ar ound Atlantic Ave. January is Art and Fashion Month, according to the Downtown Development Authority, and in case you haven t noticed already, there have been a variety of events and displays over the past few weeks. Fashion on the Avenue will take place Thursday January 26, and will featur e over 70 of Delrays fashion boutiques on a r unway spanning fr om Swinton to 6th. DeBilzan Gallery, will coincide its evening of Art and Fashion with the Atlantic Avenue event. Catered by Delrays promising new restaurant, Union, DeBilzans Art and Fashion evening will pr esent music by Drew Tucker and Matthew Farmer and give guests a little insight into what is really trending in the world around Delray. The day after, onFriday Januar y 27, Hand s will host David McEwen as he demonstrates Golden Open Acrylic Paints. Also in honor of Art andFashion Month, Kevros doors are open for Delray crowds to enjoy its public art murals, galler y exhibits, art films and live music from Wednesday through Sunday. Old School Square has a plethora of upcoming events and exhibitions, as well. The Cor nell Museum of Art will host the exhibit Diana Nicosia: The W orld of Color Italy, Brazil, France and Kuwait through April 15. The artist herself will appear at the venue on Wednesday, March 14 for An American Painter in V atican City, a part of the museum lecture series. The Museum is also displaying Burlini Studio of the Arts Group Exhibition, a collection of pieces fr om local artists studying under Christopher J. Burlini, thr ough February 8. Burlini will then return February 15 April 15 as a solo exhibition, BURLINI: Pop Pluralist. The Crest Theatre is hosting The Image: Poetic & Photographic Imager thr ough Sunday January 29. This unique collaboration between School of Art and Photography and the Palm Beach Poetry Festival (Jan 16-21 e photography inspir ed by the festival entrees. The Theatre will also host From Linton with Love Januar y 27-28 and the South Florida Symphony Orchestra Sunday, January 29. OnFebr uary 2, Chris Brubecks Triple Play Blues, Jazz, FolkThe Legend Continues will take the stage. Brian DAr cy James will perform February 13-14 as part of the Br oadway Cabaret Series, and the Tony A war d-winning musical Brigadoon will entertain February 17-19. Also wor th an evening of your time, the Delray Beach 3rd Friday Gallery Walk will be Febr uary 17. A complimentary trolley ride will take par ticipants by A valon Gallery, Forms Gallery, Ora Sorenson Gallery, William Debilzan Gallery, The Arts Arena Gallery and Blue Gallery among others, for a wonder ful evening of new exhibits, pieces, displays, wine and hors doeuvr es. If you havent enjoyed an evening Gallery Walk yet, its time you try something new. Also new to the Arts arena of Delray Beach is the blossoming, soon to be flourish ing, Artists Alley. Located behind NE 3rd A ve, just south of NE 4th/Lake Ida, an inconspicuous yet soon to be bustling group of ar tists ar e tur ning war ehouses into studios. Ian Levinson, a ceramics sculptor and operator of Cloudhouse Potter y, is open for br owsers and mor e than happy to show you his work. The Gallery Opening on Saturday, Januar y 21 is only the beginning of his Delray Beach presence. Two doors down is Cacace Galler y which featur es oil masterpieces by V incent Cacace, a Delray Beach local who spent the past ten years on Atlantic. His Premier Exhibition on Thursday, January 19 proved the future success of the area, asguests wer e not only awed by his studio, his fellow pr esenters, James P. Kerr and Valerie Vescovi, but were excited by their first glimpses of what is to be Delrays most intriguing collection of artists. So intriguing is the ar ea, that Yugoslavian-born, and internationally respected sculptor, painter and creator, Vladimir Prodanovich recently joined the Alley as a resident artist. You may not seeVladimir himself during your walk thr ough the Alley as he tends to be immersed in his work, but you will see his 15-foot murals outside his studio awaiting pickup and sculptures along the Alley and through Pineapple Grove. As any work in pr ogress, there will be more on Artists Alley later. And Arts Garage of course, will provide plenty of entertainment through the season. On Thursday January 26, Arts Garage will pr esent Ted Rosenthal JAMS as part of the Jazz Project. Ian Maksin, Russian-born cellist and composer will return to the venue for the Classical Explosion series Friday, January27, with IAN and ANI. And as Ar ts Garage is expanding its r eper toire to include theater, The Master Playwrights Series will host weekly play readings and lectures on T uesday evenings in February. The first installment on Febr uary 7 will host Israel Horovitz, author of over 70 produced plays many of which have been translated and pr oduced into more than 30 languages. Now it s your turn to explore and discover what you like, love and want to see more of. W alk thr ough the festivals, graze thr ough the galleries and go see a show. T ara Monks is a pr ofessional writer with a background in Creative Arts and Marketing. A Delray Beach r esident, her writings cover Florida lifestyle and entertainment, as well as arts and travel. Contact Tara at taramonks00@gmail.com arts/entertainment by T ara MONKS Russian-bor n cellist and composer, Ian Maksin

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16 FEBRU ARY2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM health & fitness by Laura Norman Special To The Pineapple Some things are just too important to ignore. Your health and happiness should definitely be at the top of your list. And, inthese str essful and uncertain times, its comfor ting to know theres a centuries-old practice that is enormously effective and therapeutic today. A happy Delray resident shares, "I suffer ed with chronic headaches for more than thr ee years. This is the first therapy that has worked for me. I only wish I had heardabout it sooner!" Regis Philbin, talk show host and enter tainer tells about how this practice helped him painlessly pass kidney stones while he was in the hospital, saving him from havingto go under the knife. Dr Mehmet Oz, well-known car diologist, in his best-selling book talks about how this therapy brought a young man back fr om near-death. What is this amazing therapy? Reflexology is an ancient healing art re-discovered in the 20th centur y. It is known to r educe stress, improve circulation and aid many healthconditions. Scientific studies have confirmed Reflexologys ef fectiveness with headaches/migraines, allergies, digestive problems, detoxification, women s issues including PMS, infertility, discomforts of pregnancy and birth, and menopause, neck, shoulder andback tension, pr ostate issues, aller gies, fatigue and addictive behav iors such as alcoholism, dr ug abuse, smoking and overeating, Bells Palsy and other nervous system conditions. Many people also report increased energy, clarity and focus. Reflexology works by using the fingers and hands to apply specially designed tech niques to points on the feet, hands, ears and face which af fect specific or gans, glands and systems of the body And Reflexology is beneficial to people of all ages, including babies and children, teens and adults, students, seniors, patients in hospice (and their families), artists, professionals, athletes and many mor e. Imagine removing just your shoes and socks, lying comfortably on a cushy massage table in a dimly lit r oom, sounds of music and natur e softly playing ar ound you, fra grances of lavender and sandalwood calming your senses. In just these first fewmoments you star t to r elax as you begin your profound experience with Reflexology. As your practitioner gently but fir mly applies pressure to specific reflex areas that correspond to each part of your body, you drift off into a state of restful awareness orpeaceful sleep. At the conclusion of your session you leave feeling refreshed and energized yet calm, clear and joyful. A client I see r egularly has arthritis and suf fered from achiness and low back pain on and off for many years. Many times it was painful just to lie down. With these reflexology sessions, she told me, I can now lie down, and get up, without that stif fness and nagging pain. Linda is a mother who came to me because she was looking for a new way tosuppor t and nurture her family, especially her son who was asthmatic. Linda is con vinced that Reflexology has contributed greatly to alleviating her childs asthma symptoms, as well as her own anxiety. Another client r elated, My husband and I had seen several specialists, and experienced several miscarriages, over the years in our attempt to have a child. Then, after my seventh r eflexology session with Laura Norman, I found out I was pregnant! I came in for sessions every week throughout my pr egnancy and held the intention of having my baby girl in my arms. And now I do! Numerous clients have success with r eleasing excess weight. Many of us over eat due to stress and tension. Reflexologys number one benefit is pr ofound relaxation, and is a more positive way to nurture yourself and help make better choices about food. Reflexologists stimulate points on the feet, hands, ears and face corresponding to various glands, or gans and systems for weight management. For example: Thyroid: Balances metabolism Adr enal Glands: Increases ener gy to bur n calories Hypothalamus Gland: Contr ols appetite Pituitar y Gland: Regulates hor mone secretions, including endorphins Solar Plexus/Diaphragm: Reduces stress and relaxes breathing Digestive/Urinary systems: Stimulates elimination Pancr eas: Nor malizes blood sugar levels Whether you are experiencing a challenging health or lifestyle issue, or just wish to release stress and be more centered, give yourself, your family and your friends thegift of better health and well-being with Reflexology. Put your health and happiness at the top of your list, and live the life youdesir e. Laura Norman, M.S., LMT, worldr enowned Holistic Reflexologist and author of the best-selling book, Feet First: A Guide to Foot Reflexology of fers private Reflexology and Life W ellness Coaching ses sions and Holistic Reflexology Certification. Training Programs in Delray Beach and NewY ork City V isit www .lauranor man.com Whats at the top of your list? 'HOUD\%HDFK$QWLTXHVKRZtDOH ftf b f bf ffb fffb f by Rigel Herman The Pineapple Staff Writer It s the second month of 2012 and by now many New Years resolvers whove vowed to make this the year to stick with healthier eating habits are finding out how dif ficult it is to maintain this resolution when dining out. W ith the abundance of restaurant choices in Delray and the necessity of eating out to the Delray Beach lifestyle, its not hard to imagine losing willpower a few nights a week. Eating out seems daunting to a diet, especially one that has recently been established and hasnt yet become common practice. While so many people give up their New Y ears resolutions (often before the calendar has flipped to February), this year can still be the year and skipping scrumptious, social meals in Delrays delicious restaurants doesnt have to be a dieters fate. With a few simple tips and some mind-over -matter thinking, enjoying thr ee squar es can be done about town, and be just as enjoyable as ever. For starters, have a game plan before entering the joint du jour Accor ding to Registered Dietician Ashley Lyn Wheeler, Doing your r esear ch is per haps the most critical suggestion and can ensure that the overwhelming number of menu options is navigated effectively and efficiently. Most r estaurants have websites with their complete menus available. Before hitting an eatery, check online to see what healthier far e is of fered. Choose a few meals that sound appealing and are easily modified to fit a healthy diet. Keep in mind that not everyone has r esolved to become a healthier eater or lose weightand your dinner companion(s be fr ustrated if you take a half hour to peruse the menu in search of the lowest calorie option. By checking out the restaurants menu online before you go out, the pr essure to choose quickly will be avoided and the diet will feel second nature. Wheeler also advocates portion control. Ask for a to-go box right when you or der your meal to avoid the temptation of eating the entire portion, she says. This also reduces the temptation to mindlessly eat after youre full. Sharing a meal with a din-ing companion is also an easy way to eat less. A voiding the extras at restaurants is another way to watch caloric intake. Just because something is offered, doesnt mean it has to be eaten. Case in point, bread baskets. Skip em, Wheeler says, because they can easily add 150 to 200 calories to a meal. Drink a lar ge glass of water or order a small salad to curb the craving for thecarb-laden snacks, or ask dining companions about forgoing the offerings all together. Most importantly, perhaps, is to remember that a r esolution to modify eating habits and lose weight doesnt have to mean sacrificing a social life that is full of meals with friends and colleagues. Lets face it, to Delray Beachers, dining out is like thebeach, a staple of our lifestyles. Don t be intimidated by a menu full of fattening selections. By having a plan and knowingwhat to avoid and what to embrace, eating at a favorite r estaurant can still be a pleasure and this can still be the year T ips for healthy r estaurant dining American Fare: Choose lean meat or veggie burgers. Skip the sauce and opt for ketchup. Choose sweet potato fries or a sidesalad instead of traditional Fr ench fries. Italian: Avoid dishes with cream sauce and opt instead for red sauces, clam sauce ormeatless marinara. Skip extra br ead and leave off cheese or order light cheese. Japanese: Edamame and miso soup ar e healthy options. Skip the rice in sushi and opt for dishes that are chalk full of steamed vegetables and served with plain sauces. Mexican: Skip the chips and salsa and avoid sour cream, and guacamole. Ask for light cheese or no cheese on top of burritos and other dishes. Ask for cor n tor tillas instead of flour and black beans instead of refried. French: Ratatouille is usually a healthy option as well as a salade nicoise. Ask that they use olive oil instead of butter in the preparation of the meal. Seafood: Oysters, mussels, salmon and tuna are generally healthy choices. Makesur e they are steamed, grilled or broiled and never fried. Key words to avoid: fried, au gratin, buttered, creamed, escalloped and braised. Descriptions to embrace: baked, broiled, grilled, poached, roasted in its own juice, steamed and garden fresh. Eat healthy while dining out and stick to your resolutions

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FEBRU ARY2012 17 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM tasting & toasting tbntbn by Paula Detwiller The Pineapple Staff Writer If youve been known to eat cold cereal for dinner because youre dead tired and dont feel like cooking, theres a new busi-ness in Delray Beach with your name on it. Fit Food Expr ess, which opened for business last October, sells healthy mealsto-go. This means that after a long day, when you know theres nothing in the fridge at home except popsicles and stale br ead, you can dr op by their store at 302 NE 4th Street in downtown Delray and pick up a dinner that wont pile on the pounds. W ould you believe Blackened Mahi, Feta Stuffed Chicken, or Filet Mignon all gluten-free, low in saturated fats and sodium, with no refined sugars? That is the Fit Food Expr ess way. e get the same comment all the time: This cant possibly be good for me! It looks too tasty, said operations director and head chef Jody T obin. He and business par tner Dean Pagni are dedicated to offering nutritious, clean food with lowglycemic carbohydrates, lean pr otein, and plenty of flavor. All food is cooked fr esh on site, packaged, and placed in a r efrigerated case. You can select from Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner and Snack items. Each container lists the servings calories, carbs, protein,and fat content. The company of fers discounts for prepaid purchase plans, includ-ing a 21-Day Challenge for those seeking to lose weight (21 days wor th of prepaid healthy meals and snacks). And you can study the menu before ordering online: www.fitfoodexpress.com. T obin says the stor e alr eady has a cultlike following. This community is r eally health-conscious. W eve been able to develop good r elationships with the local gyms, Pilates studios, and downtown businesspeople who were obviously looking for something like this. One of those people was T om Beal of Strategic Profits. After dropping 28 pounds through healthier eating and exercise, hewas excited to see Fit Food Expr ess open. He s a regular now, and says the food helps him easily r emain at my ideal weight while feeling gr eat. I stay fit, healthy, productive, and energetic, for the same or less than I would spend eating out poorly at fast foodplaces, Beal says. Since launching in Delray Beach, Fit Food Express has opened a second loca-tion in Boca Raton at Glades Road and U.S. Route 441. Fast food is fit food at downtown takeout spot L to R: Fit Food Express operations director Jody Tobin, store manager Emily Tuell and president Dean Pagni in front of their downtown Delray beach location. Valentines Day Dining Ideas Breathes Eclectic dcor, great food, sultr y cocktails and plush lounge make it the perfect oasis for happy hour dinner, parties and a sizzling late night crowd. The creative menu offers a variety of delicious, flavor-filled dishes including Aubergine Salad, Mediterranean Mezze, Snapper Beur re Blanc or try a 14 ounce Filet Mignon served with a burgundy reduction, caramelized pearl onions and parmesan potato gratin. Br eathe offers an extensive wine list and an array of specialty cocktails. Adjacent to the main dining room, guests can exhale in BREATHEs exotic lounge or treat themselves to a VIP room. For mor e information call 561-330-4526 or visit www.breatheindelray.com. SoLita Italian Restaurant and The Parlor Lounge adds a sexy dinner and latenight flair to the already happening downtown Delray scene. The delectable menu ofItalian favorites of fers only the finest handpicked ingredients inspired by warm memories of Italian kitchens and the countr s unforgettable flavors tomatoes, pancetta,garlic and other herbs. The extraordinary selection of seafood, veal, and pasta entrees are bursting with flavor and will satisfy any discriminating palate. SoLita Delray boasts The Parlor Lounge which adjoins the main room, perfect for theamazing late-night scene and for the weekend crowds that come for live music. For more information visit www.solitaitalian.com or call SoLita Delray at 561-899-0888 or SoLita Las Olas at 954-357-2616.

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18 FEBRU ARY2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM To Advertise Call Ryan at 954-415-1895 or email R yan@DelrayPineapple.com ITC Tennis from page 1 program was underway. Not only did the law fir m initially donate the funds necessary to purchase academic materials, uniforms and provide lunches, and pay staff, they also worked to obtain further sponsorships from other local businesses.RealT ime Marketing Gr oup, W eekes & Callaway Weiner & Lynn and Dr. Richard Davidson each signed on as team sponsors. When Lee Cohen told us that he was working with Atlantic High School to cr eate a pr ogram that was going to motivate students to push themselves academically and rewardthese students with the ability to par ticipate in a team sport, RealTime Marketing Group wasgrateful for the oppor tunity to be involved, says T er ra Sper o, Co-founder of RealT ime Marketing Group. Armed with enough students for four to six teams, the first Saturday tour nament took place on Januar y 21st. The sky is the limit with this program. The more businesses we can get involved, the moreteams and the mor e schools, explains Cohen. BAM is not the only project geared toward community enrichment that Frankel & CohenLLC is cur r ently engaged in. The law fir m also supports a concert series held monthly at the Arts Garage titled Urban Underground. Thegritty new concept, says Ar ts Garage Education Coordinator Drew Tucker, showcases local hiphop, R & B, reggae and jazz musicians, and isintentionally marketed to a wide demographic. For Adam Frankel and Lee Cohen, interest in the pr oject goes beyond the opportunity to have their name attached to an enter tain ing production. The underlying goal of Urban Under gr ound is to bring cultur es together through music. No matter your race, religion or sex, music has the ability to unite as we all can relate to a song for our own reasons, explains Cohen. When you attend one of the concerts, the diversity of the audience always stands out. If we can inspire one person to attend a concert that would normally be out of their comfort zone and leave with an appreciation of the music, it will be a worthwhile project, he adds. As Delray Beach continues to gr ow the city will undoubtedly become defined in many ways by how the members of our community take ownership over improvements, both small and large. Delray Beach has a rich history of community involvement and service. e have such incredible local business people who want to give back, and many who do support programs regularly, says Spero. It's impor tant that the community work with local business people to educate them on how they can truly make a difference with even such a minimal investment, says Sper o. Frankel & Cohen from page 1 Grand Slam champion who has lived in Florida for mor e than a decade, will headline an eight-player ATP Champions Tour field that also includes fellow Grand Slam champions Mats W ilander and Pat Cash. "I am very much looking for ward to playing in Delray Beach in Febr uary," said Lendl, who was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2001. "I have heard many good things about the event and it will be enjoyable to play against my old rivals in fr ont of fans who really appreciate tennis." Other top ATP stars joining the 32-player Delray Beach field include No. 20 MarinCilic, No. 23 V iktor Troicki and No. 33 Jurgen Melzer. Also headed to Delray Beach is 19year-old Wimbledon quarterfinalist Bernard Tomic, and a pair of longtime ATP World T our players who moved into the world Top 50 in 2011: Boca Raton r esident Alex Bogomolov, Jr (No. 34-old American Donald Young (No. 42 half of the players in the Delray Beach drawar e ranked in the Top 50 in the world. Take advantage of 50% off Friday It s the 20th Anniversary and the partys on! Opening Night Friday, Feb 24 and Quarterfinal Friday, Mar 2 bring friends, family, biz buddies and mayhem-makers for livemusic, V olleygirls, historic matches, and downtown Delray Beach. T ake 50% off individual box seats and reserved seats. Offer valid thru Feb 19 or while tickets last. Enhance your game and learn from Grand Slam champions In honor of its 20th Anniversary, the Delray Beach Inter national Tennis Championships (ITC fer a very special VIP tennis clinic featuring some of the worlds most accomplished tennis professionals. This exclusive learning oppor tunity will take place on Sunday, February 26, fr om 10:45 am 12 noon. Participants will receive personalized instructions from Grand Slam champions Ivan Lendl, Mats W ilander and Johan Kriek, as well as French Open finalist Mikael Pernfors. Cost for this amazing morning of tennis is $750 per person. In addition to the instr uction, participants will also r eceive lunch in the exclusive Players' Lounge, one Stadium Court box seat and premier parking for the Sunday, Feb. 26 day session, an ITC gift bag and more. Super-group Rockers in Recovery to perform during tournament The ITC announced the addition of a ben efit concer t to enhance its schedule of events during the world-class tennis tournament. The performances will take place on Saturday, March 3, ATP World Tour Semi-final Day, andwill featur e the all-star band Rockers in Recovery along with a nationally renowned comedian. Ticket-holders for the Saturday sessions will have exclusive access to the concert. e are thrilled to add this concert to our schedule of activities for the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, said John Butler, executive director of the ITC. The musicians of Rockers in Recover y have tremendous backgr ounds with some of the greatest names in rock, so bringing them together on the same stage should make for unbelievable performances. As well, they present a tremendous message on the dif ficulties of addiction and the power of recovery, and we are pleased to support their mission with this benefit event. The Rockers in Recovery Band is a supergr oup consisting of acclaimed rock musicians including: Ricky Byr d (2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominee and formerly of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts), Richie Supa (Aerosmith and Richie Sambora), Kasim Sulton (Todd Rundgren),Liber ty DeVitto (Billy Joel Band for 30 years Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) and Christine Ohlman (SNL Bandtional funnyman, Comedian Mark Lundholm. The Rockers in Recover y concert at the Delray Beach Inter national Tennis Championships is sponsored by the Treatment Solutions Network. ITC tennis tournament lobs, spins and aces

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FEBRU ARY2012 19 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM the biz Seagate pr omotes Sander to VP and Director of Operations The Seagate Hospitality Gr oup has named General Manager of The Seagate Hotel & Spa, William J. Sander III, to Executive Vice President and Director of Operations. In addition to continuing tooversee operations at The Seagate Hotel & Spa and the private Seagate Beach Club, Sander will be assisting in growing thecompany on a r egional and national level by pursuing management contracts and par tnerships, as well as adding additional properties to the company's portfolio. "William spearheaded a successful launch of TheSeagate Hotel & Spa in 2009, the only luxur y boutique property in Delray Beach, as a seasoned professional with an esteemed reputation and extensive indus tr y knowledge. W e are thrilled to now have him direct theoperations of our hotels and private beach club," said T ony Wilson, Chairman & Pr esident of Seagate Hospitality Group. With over two decades of experience at luxury hotel addresses, prior to TheSeagate Hotel & Spa, Sander was General Manager of the awar d-winning XV Beacon Hotel in Boston fr om 1999 thr ough 2009. Before XV Beacon, Sander served as Director of Room Operations at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge,Massachusetts, and as Dir ector of Food and Beverage at the Boston Harbor Hotel, where he hosted and operated the BostonW ine Festival, one of the countr y's premier vini-cultural events. He maintains a passion for wine, holds a spot on the boar d of Diderot, a North Carolina-based wine marketing company, and has achieved national awar ds from Wine Spectator for wine lists at various pr operties. Born in Hartford, CT., Sander is an avid Corvette collector, owning four Corvettes, including a silver '67 and burgundy '74, aswell as a blue and white '86 GT1 race car and a black '09. He also maintains a lifelong allegiance to the New York Yankees, despite his time in Boston and current address in Florida. United Way offers free income tax preparation services Free income tax services will again be of fered through April 17, 2012 by the United W ay of Palm Beach County and its partners through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Pr ogram (VITA). This free tax preparation service is available to households that earn$50,000 or less annually VITA sites are staf fed with IRS-Cer tified VITA Volunteer Preparers. Tax returns are e-filed, so refund checks ar e expected within 10-14 days. This free ser vice will be available at Pompey Park, 1101 NW 2nd Street. For tax service hours, required documentation and/or additional information, visit www.unitedwaypbc.org/vita and click on the T axes Done Free image. Business energy loan dollars available at lower rates The Palm Beach County Economic Development Office (EDO businesses in Delray Beach the oppor tunity to borrow funds at interest rates lower than conventional financing to support energy efficiency and conservationimpr ovements, including building r etr ofits and/or renewable energy additions. Loan amounts range from $15,000 to $150,000. The EDO is now accepting loan applications from businesses that are located within the City/County and meet eligibilityr equir ements. For mor e infor mation, contact the EDO at (561 tman@pbcgov .org or visit www.pbcgov.com/edo. QR codes link diners to review sites, restaurant managers Delray Beach-based Small Biz Is Local has recently launched the first of its kind service in the U.S. which allows diners to post a r eview or voice a complaint while still in the restaurant using their smartphone and a QR code reader. The QR (quick response sented on the inside cover of the check pr esenter If a customer is satisfied, they are encouraged to leave a review by scanning the green code with any QR code r eader available free in any App store. Reviews are recorded on eitherGoogle Places, Y elp, Urbanspoon, or Trip Advisor depending on the check pr esenter the patron receives. If a customer is unsatisfied, they are directed to scan the red code and let the management know what went wr ong. The system is designed for table ser vice, owner-operated, single and multi-location restaurants and is intended to produce positive reviews at an accelerated rate of time while minimizing negative ones by dir ecting dissatisfaction to the r estaurant itself, not the r eview sites. The service also includes the monitoring of reviews on Google Places, Yelp, Urbanspoon, and T rip Advisor and aggregates them on a weekly basis in a r eport to the restaurant to track overall customer satisfaction. The use of QR codes is growing exponentially across the country, yet use in restaurants has been limited to links to a website, menu, or promotion. This service is not even on the radar although there are over 273,000 full-service restaurants in the country, says Larry Ross, owner of Small Biz Is Local, citing a fall 2010 restaurant census conducted by The NPD Group, a Chicago based research firm. The ser vice will be available initially from Miami to West Palm Beach, before being rolled out nationally in October 2012. For mor e info, contact Lar r y Ross at 561921-5540 or email larry@smallbizislocal.com. William J. Sander III To Advertise Call Ryan at 954-415-1895 or email Ryan@DelrayPineapple.com Area Movie Theaters Regal Delray Beach 18 1660 S. Federal Highway Delray Squar e Cinemas 4809 W. Atlantic Avenue Movies of Delray 7421 W Atlantic Avenue Cinemark Boynton Beach 1151 N. Congr ess A venue Boynton Cinema 9764 S. Military Trail Cinemark Palace 20 3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton Regal Shadowood 16 9889 West Glades Road, Boca Raton Living Room Theaters, F AU 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton

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20 FEBRU ARY2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM FEBRUARY 2011 WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY FEBRUARY 1-12 Plaza Suite A Comedy by Neil Simon Delray Beach Playhouse. 950 NW 9th St. www .delraybeachplayhouse.com 561-272-1281 Ext. 4 T ickets $30 THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2 Scenes from Africa: Photographs by Sam Spear, Jr. Exhibit Opening and Gallery Talk. 6pm 8pm. $10 donation. Spady Museum Members FREE. Colorful portraits from Senegal, Ethiopia, Togo and Benin. Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. 170 NW 5th A venue 561-279-8883 www.spadymuseum.org Rober t Skip Orr lecture 2pm Appointed by President Obama as the U.S. Ambassador to the Manila-based Asian Development Bank. Crest Theatre, Old School Square; Tickets $40/$25; 561-243-7922, ext. 1; oldschool.org. Chris Brubecks Triple Play 8pm Son of legendary jazz artist, Dave Brubeck. Acoustic blues/jazz/folk trio featuresguitarist Joel Br own and Harmonica virtuoso Peter Madcat Ruth. Cr est Theatre, Old School Square; 51 N. Swinton Ave. T ickets $32; 561-243-7922, ext. 1; oldschool.org FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3 Laugh with the Library Benefiting the Delray Beach Public Librar y at the Delray Beach Marriott. Featuring Sebastian Maniscalco, comedian. Doors open at 7:30pm & showtime is 9:00pm. $150 Ar tWare Artisan Trunk Show: 4pm 7pmCome shop celebrate the arts and see our new center while supporting the Milagro Center ArtWare features unique artisan and fair trade product from around the world from Jewelry to Scarves and Gift Items Crafted inThailand, Cambodia, Egypt, V iet Nam, Africa, India and the USA. Join us for this event at our new home at 695 Aubur n A venue, Delray Beach FRIDAY-SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3-12 Senior Games The Senior Games gives people 50 years young or more the chance to revel in the spirit of goodwill, good sportsmanship and good health, win medals and advance to the State Games. Enter any of the 11 exciting social, recre-ational and competitive events fr om Basketball to T rack. $25 r esidents/$35 non Delray Beach Parks and Rec various locations (561 dsleyd@mydelraybeach.com SA TURDA Y FEBRUAR Y 4 Sandoway Houses Beach Walk/Beach Talk New monthly program. 9am. 142 S. Ocean Blvd. 561-274-7263. $5 all ages including admission to Nature Center.www.sandowayhouse.org Urban Under gr ound Arts Garage 9:00pm 180 NE 1st St 561-450-6357 for tickets. www.artsgarage.org SUNDA Y FEBRUAR Y 5 W omen in Jazz T ribute Ar ts Garage 7:00pm 180 NE 1st St 561-450-6357 for tickets. www .artsgarage.org MONDAY-WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6-8, 13-15 At Last The Songs of Harry Warren Delray Beach Playhouse. 950 NW 9th St. www.delraybeachplayhouse.com 561-272-1281 Ext. 4. Shows at 2pm and 8pm. Tickets $30 TUESDAY FEBRUARY 7 Israel Horovitz The Master Playwright Series Arts Garage 7:30pm 180 NE 1st St 561-450-6357 for tickets. www .artsgarage.org Booksigning Tim Dorsey will speak and sign his new book Pineapple Grenade 7pm, Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue, www.murderonthebeach.com 561-279-7790 Dreyfoos Goes Old School Art, Music, Theatre and Dance Off the A venue 6:30pm 9:00pm Art displays and performances by students. Old School Squar e. Tickets $75. Includes dinner by the bite and valet parking. www .soafi.org or call 561-805-6298. THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9 Ride & Remember Trolley Tour Sponsored by the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. 10am12:00 noon. Tour will focuson Historic Districts, 10 am pick-up at the Spady Museum,170 NW 5th A venue. $15 per person/$12 for members of Spady Museum 561-279-8883. Pre-Valentine Wine Tasting 5:30pm 7:30pm featuring local artist Salvatore Principes Artists Collection wines with heart labels. Old Vines, Wine & Spirits. 900 E. Atlantic Avenue. 561-276-2076. www.oldvinesdelraybeach.com Steel Drum Cruise 6pm 8pm $18 2hour intracoastal cr uise with live entertainment. Casual dining menu and cash bar www.delrayyachtcruises.com 561-243-0686 THURSDAY-SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9-11 Step Above Rummage Sale 9:00am 3:00pm First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach, 33 Gleason Street. 561-276-6338 FRIDAY-SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10-12 13th Annual Garlic Fest-Old School Square Entertainment Pavilion & Gr ounds. Garlic chef competition, garlic merchandise, garlic university $12 daily admission, Friday night Uncle Kracker, Satur day night G. Love & Special Sauce. 51 N. Swinton Avenue, 561-279-0907 or www.dbgarlicfest.com FRIDA Y FEBRUARY 10 Booksigning Lisa Gardner will speak and sign her new book Catch Me, 7pm, Mur der on the Beach Myster y Bookstor e, 273 NE 2nd A venue, www.murderonthebeach.com 561-279-7790 HeArt 2nd annual reception Arts Garage 7:30pm 180 NE 1st St 561-450-6357 for tickets. www.artsgarage.org SA TURDA Y FEBRUARY 11 Family Fun Workshop: Origami. 11:30am 12:30pm and 1:00pm 2:00pm. $10. Advance registration required.Morikami Museum, 4000 Morikami Park Road. www .morika mi.org. 561-495-0233 Sweethearts Cruise 6:30pm 9:00pm Surf & Turf Buffet dinner $70 per person. DJ for dancing. www.delrayyachtcruises.com 561-243-0686 Jazz Project Uri Gurvich Arts Garage 8:00pm 180 NE 1st St 561-450-6357 for tickets. www.artsgarage.org Gr een Market: Kid s & Milk, goat milking demonstrations SE 4th Avenue 9am 2pm SATURDAY-SUNDAY FEBRUARY 11-12 Ar tists in the Park Delray Ar t League Fine Ar t Exhibition and sales 10:00am 4:30pm V eterans Park (Atlantic Avenue and the Intracoastal) 561-843-2311 SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12 Troy Anderson Tribute to Louis Armstrong Arts Garage 7:00pm 180 NE 1st St 561-450-6357 for tickets. www.artsgarage.org Antiques Road Fair: 2:00 pm 4:30 pm at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, 188 S. Swinton Ave, Delray BeachBring your tr easur es for appraisal and help local homeless chil dren. A professional appraiser from Bristol Trading Company, Boca Raton, FL., will pr ovide verbal appraisals. All proceeds go to Family Pr omise. Refreshments available for purchase. No reservations needed. $10.00 per appraisal item, max. 6 items. Call 561-265-3370 for more information TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14 V alentine s Day Cr uise 6:30pm 9:00pm Sur f & T ur f Buf fet dinner $70 per person. DJ for dancing. www .delrayy achtcruises.com 561-243-0686 John Pielmeier The Master Playwright Series Arts Garage 7:30pm 180 NE 1st St 561-450-6357 for tickets.www .ar tsgarage.or g THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16 Congr essman T om Evans lectur e 6pm Conser vation and the Envir onment, pr esented by the Cor nell Museum at Old School Squar e. Crest Theatre Ocean Breeze Room, 51 N. Swinton Ave. Tickets $10; 561-243-7922, ext. 1; oldschool.org. W ine T asting 5:30pm 7:30pm Spains Ribero Del Duero with Sommelier Jenny Benzie. Old Vines, Wine & Spirits. 900 E. Atlantic Avenue. 561-276-2076. www.oldvinesdelraybeach.com FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17 Booksigning Gr egg Brickman will speak and sign her new book Illegally Dead and Jeffrey Philips will speak and sign Murder on Devil Ray Reef, 7pm, Murder on the Beach MysteryBookstor e, 273 NE 2nd Avenue, www.murderonthebeach.com 561-279-7790 FRIDAY-SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17-19 Brigadoon Tony Award winning classic musical about a mysterious village that rises out of the mist every 100 years for one day. Crest Theatre, Old School Square; 51 N. Swinton Ave. Tickets $42; 561-243-7922, ext. 1; oldschool.org. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18 Hobbit Skate T ournament 3pm 6pm. 4th Annual Hobbit Skate Of f. $5 for all skaters. Live Music, Prizes, Give-a-ways, Food and Fun! Skate Jam will include beginner intermediate and advanced levels. Local skate vendors will be on hand. Hobbit Skate Park. 505 SE 5th Ave. 561-243-7158 GreenMarket: 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off, 10am 12:30 pm SE 4th Avenue. Tasting is FREE! Vote for your favorite chili. Comedy and Magic show produced by the Amazing Mr. A, 4time Florida state magic champion. 2 shows: family show at7:00pm, $10; adults-only show at 9:00pm, $15. At the Puppetry Arts Center, 94 NE 2nd Ave. 561-243-4330 Lion Country Safari Day Trip 9ampm $25 Delray Residents; $35 non-residents Contact Samantha Roland, (561 drive-through safari. Cost Includes bus ride, lunch and admis-sion. Bus seating is limited!!! A Little Night Music Delray Beach Chorale. 7:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach, 33 Gleason Street. $20 adults, $5 students and children. 800-984-7282 A Clockwork Orange (Reception and Moviets Garage 7:00pm 180 NE 1st St 561-450-6357 for tickets. www.artsgarage.org SATURDAY-SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18-19 Ar tists in the Park Delray Art League Fine Art Exhibition and sales 10:00am 4:30pm Old School Square (Atlantic Avenue and Swinton) 561-843-2311 SUNDA Y FEBRUARY 19 The Nor m Kubrin Trio with Lisa Remick Sunday Musical Matinee Series at the Delray Beach Library 2:00pm www.delraylibrary.org 561-266-9490 Book Club The Sunday Sleuths will discuss The Killings at Badgers Drift by Car oline Graham, 3pm, Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue www.murderonthebeach.com 561-279-7790 Booksigning Nancy Cohen will speak and sign her new book Shear Murder, 4pm, Murder on the Beach MysteryBookstor e, 273 NE 2nd A venue www .murderonthebeach.com 561-279-7790 TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21 William Mastrosimone The Master Playwright Series Arts Garage 7:30pm 180 NE 1st St 561-450-6357 for tickets. www .ar tsgarage.org TUESDAY-THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21-23 Princesses & V illains (Disney sung by Disney Princesses & Villains Delray Beach Playhouse. 950 NW 9th St. www.delraybeachplayhouse.com 561-272-1281 Ext. 4 Tickets $30. Time TBA. THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23 W ine Tasting 5:30pm 7:30pm Complimentary wine tasting with real glasses! Old Vines, Wine &Spirits. 900 E. Atlantic A venue. 561-276-2076. www.oldvinesdelraybeach.com Nancy Marshall, President/Arthur R. Marshall Foundation lectur e 2 pm The Refuge, the Ever glades and the Foundations Role, presented by the Cornell Museum at Old School Square. Cr est Theatr e Ocean Br eeze Room, 51 N. Swinton A ve. T ickets $10; 561-243-7922, ext. 1; oldschool.or g. 40 booths full of high quality antiques ar t and jewelr y will be on display and for sale. The show will featur e Americana, fine art, pottery and porcelain to include Staf fordshire, Quimper, majolica and mor e. Oriental rugs, European and Asian antiques to include netsuke, swor ds and fittings, metal work and potter y will also be available. Decorative items in ar t glass, bronzes and silver and so much mor e will round out this beautiful, elegant show of antiques of fered by some of America's most pr ofessional and exper t dealers. February 4 & 5 at The Delray Beach Community Center located at 50 N.W .1st Ave. Admission is $8.00. Show hours ar e Saturday & Sunday Febr uary 4 & 5, 10 am to 5 pm. For further information: www .delraybeachantiqueshow.comGreenMarket Fresh Food Cooking Demo Slow Food Satur day is the first Saturday of each month at the Delray Gr eenMarket. This months Slow Food Satur day event (Febr uar y 4) will fea tur e 32 East Chef Showcase making healthy dish es with Gr eenMarket food items. Youll get free cooking tips, samples, nutritional infor mation, and r ecipes to try at home. SE 4th Avenue 9am 2pm Slow Food is the lar gest food education nonpr ofit in the world, with 200 local chapters acr oss the U.S. Its mission is to pr omote sustainability and biodiversity while connecting far mers, cooks, educators, students, and ever yone else who car es about food and the environment. Join the local chapter and help champion the cause of slow food! The Delray Beach Antiques Show & Sale events calendar DELRA Y BEACH PUBLIC LIBRAR Y MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 LIBRAR Y CLOSED PRESIDENTS DA Y NO PROGRAMS FEBRUARY 24 MARCH 4 DUE TO INTL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS All programs are free except the Sunday Musical Matinee Series & the Lifelong Learning Community Institute Courses Wednesday, February 1, 8, 15 & 22 @ 11:30 am Socrates Caf Weekly discussion group facilitated b y Don Clare, Claire Drattell and rotating g roup leaders W ednesda y, February 1, 8, 15 & 22 @ 2:00 3:30 Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course See brochure for course listings and fees Wednesday, February 1, 8, 15 & 22 @ 6:00 7:30 pm Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course See br oc hur e f or cour se lis tings and fees Thur sday, February 2 @ 11:30 pm Lunch with Liz @ the Libr ary Stepping Into Our Greatness based on the insights of Iy lanya Vanzant presented b y r adio per sonality & columnist Liz Sterling Thur sday, February 2, 9, 16 & 23 @ 1:00 4:30 pm Empowerment Zone presented by Reference Librarian Brian Smith Thursday, February 2, 9, 16 & 23 @ 2:00 3:30 pm Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course See br oc hur e for course listings and fees F r ida y February 3, 10 & 17 @ 10:00 am Great Books Discussion Group Great Conversations Two presented by Dr. Barry Gross Friday, February 3 @ 7:30 pm Laugh With the Library Chapter 6 Gala FundR aising Ev ent at the Delr a y Beac h Mar r iott Saturday, February 4, 11 & 18 @ 10:00 am The Writers Studio weekly Saturday morning program Contact Josh Truxton 561-736-8044 Monda y, February 6 & 13 @ 10:00 am Cr af t Series Quilting Bee twice monthly q uilting class presented by Catherine Marshall & K ar en Pugh Monda y, February 6 & 13 @ 10:30 am 12:00 noon Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course See brochure for course listings and fees Monday, February 6 & 13 @ 1:00 4:30 pm Empowerment Zone presented by Reference Libr ar ian Br ian Smith Monda y F ebr uary 6 & 13 @ 2:00 3:30 pm Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course See brochure for course listings and fees Monday, February 6 & 13 @ 5:15 pm Got Gaming! presented by Young Adult LibrarianLoanis Menendez-Cues t a Tuesday, February 7, 14 & 21 @ 2:003:30 pm Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course See brochure for course listings and fees T uesday, February 7, 14 & 21 @ 6:007:30 pm Lif elong Lear ning Community Institute Course See br ochure for course listings and fees Thursday, February 9 @ 10:00 am N obelity Book Group Beloved by Toni Morrison presented by Gil Schechtman Thursday, February 9 & 23 @ 10:30 am Craft Series Knit N Purl twice monthly knitting class presented by rotating facilitators Monday, February 13 @ 2:00 pm Cer cle F r anais F rench conversation group with rotating facilitators T uesda y F ebr uar y 14 @ 10:00 am Great Decisions Discussion Group presented by Carl Wetzstein Tuesday, February 14 @ 6:00 pm Evening Book Group Measuring Time: A Novel by Helon Habila presented by rotating book group leaders Thur sday, February 16 @ 10:30 am Publix Apr ons Cooking Sc hool Demonstration present ed by Chef Wes Bonner Sunday, February 19 @ 2:00 pm Sunday Musical Matinee Ser ies featuring The Norm Kubrin Trio with vocalist Lisa Remick A Tribute to Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin & others ART EXHIBITS Feb. 10 Artist Rita Boutros F eb. 1 1 Mar 3 1 Jack Wild Photography Class FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS SIGN UP @ THE REFERENCE DESK 2/6 Beginning Com put er s @ 1 1:00 a.m. 2/7 Internet @ 2:00 p.m. 2/8 E-Mail @ 2:00 p.m. 2/1 4 F ile Management @ 2:00 p.m. 2/15 Facebook @ 2:00 p.m. 2/21 Beginning Computers @ 11:00 a.m. 2/21 Internet @ 2:00 p.m. 2/22 E-Mail @ 2:00 p.m. 2/28 Facebook @ 2:00 p.m. 2/29 Facebook @ 2:00 p.m. Classes meet upstairs in the Tech. 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FEBRU ARY2012 21 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23 (cont. Government Affairs Forum Candidates for City Commission 7:00pm 9:00pm Old School Square. For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 561-279-1380. Steel Drum Cruise 6pm 8pm $18 2hour intracoastal cr uise with live entertainment. Casual dining menu and cash bar www.delrayyachtcruises.com 561-243-0686 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 SUNDAY, MARCH 4 2012 International Tennis Championship Only ATP tournament in the world with ATP Champions Tour and ATP World Tour events in same week. 561-330-6000 or www.yellowtennisball.com SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25 Jazz Pr oject Lenard Rutledge Arts Garage 8:00pm 180 NE 1st St 561-450-6357 for tickets. www .artsgarage.org SATURDAY-SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25-26 15th Annual Delray Beach Craft Festival 10:00am 5:00pm NE 4th Avenue in the Pineapple Grove Arts District. 561-243-1077 or www.downtowndelraybeach.com Ar tists in the Park Delray Art League Fine Art Exhibition and sales 10:00am 4:30pm V eterans Park (Atlantic Avenue and the Intracoastal) SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26 Basics of Sushi Workshop 11:00am 1:00pm. $65 advanced registration required. Morikami Museum, 4000 Morikami Park Road. www.morikami.org. 561-495-0233 Divas in Ar t Arts Garage 7:00pm 180 NE 1st St 561450-6357 for tickets. www .artsgarage.org TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28 ohn Guare The Master Playwright Series Arts Garage 7:30pm 180 NE 1st St 561-450-6357 for tickets. www.artsgarage.org FEBRUARY EXHIBITS Diana Nicosia: The W orld of Color: Italy Brazil, France and Kuwait. Original oilpaintings by inter na tionally acclaimed Gulf Stream artist. Cornell Museum, OldSchool Squar e. Tues-Sat, 10:30am-4:30pm; Sun, 1-4:30pm. $10 general; $6 seniors; $4 students (13-21); $2 kids (412). Thr ough April 15th. 561-243-7922; oldschool.or g. Burlini: Pop Pluralist Pop surrealist works by nationally recognized visionar y ar tist, Christopher j. Burlini. Cor nell Museum, Old School Squar e, Feb 14 April 15. 561-243-7922; oldschool.org. Artists in the Park Feb 11-12, 18-19, 25-26. Fine art exhibition and sales. Sponsored by Delray Beach Art League. Veterans Park, Atlantic Ave & Intracoastal. 10am 4:30 pm,561-443-7797 Scenes fr om Africa: Photographs by Sam Spear, Jr. Colorful por traits from Senegal, Ethiopia, Togo and Benin. Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. 170 NW 5th Avenue 561-2798883 11am-4pm Mon-Fri $5 www.spadymuseum.org through February Old School Square School of Art & Photography Classes/workshops for all levels, adults and kids. Crest TheatreClassr ooms. Winter Term 2 registration Open. 561-243-7922 etc. 317 or oldschool.or g. Old Techniques, New Interpretations: Japanese Prints from the 1950s to 21st Century. From the collection of Paul &Christine Meehan. Feb 7th May 6th. Morikami Museum, 4000 Morikami Park Road. www.morikami.org. 561-495-0233 MARCH 2012 FRIDAY-SUNDAY MARCH 2-4 Debby Boone Reflections of Rosemar y Clooney The Crest Theatr e. 51 N. Swinton. www.oldschool.org 561-243-7922 SATURDAY MARCH 10 Spring Wing-Ding Craft Show: The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter outdoors at the Senior Center at Atlantic Plaza on Atlantic Avenue and the Intracoastal. 9am to 4pm. A great opportunity to buy one-of-a-kind items and meetthe crafters and ar tists. The 70-member Society has been ar ound for over 20 years and meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm at the Senior Center Contact Madeline at mhincken@gmail.com SA TURDAY-SUNDAY MARCH 10-11 Ar tists in the Park Delray Ar t League Fine Ar t Exhibition and sales 10:00am 4:30pm Old School Squar e (Atlantic Avenue and Swinton) SATURDAY MARCH 17 44th Annual St. Patrick s Day Parade Party Old School Squar e parking lot (south of garage Irish music, free admission, 10 am 8 pm, 561-279-0907 SA TURDA Y -SUNDAY MARCH 17-18 Morikamis Hatsume Fair: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Morikami Museum in Delray Beach. Admission $6-$12 (discount if pur-chased online), fr ee for members and kids ages 3 and younger www.morikami.org, 561-495-0233. SATURDAY-SUNDAY MARCH 24-25 Artists in the Park Delray Art League Fine Art Exhibition and sales 10:00am 4:30pm Veterans Park (Atlantic Avenue and the Intracoastal) SUNDAY MARCH 25 The Sounds of Promise Concert, benefiting Homeless Families. 4pm at First Presbyterian Church, 33 Gleason St. Tickets: $20 Children under 16 free. 561-265-3370, x103. The music directors for this interfaith concert of choir singing, instrumentals and more are Stephanie Nixdorf from Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Boca Raton, and Jim Poch from FirstPr esbyterian Chur ch, Delray Beach. Cantor Stephanie Shor e fr om Congregation BNai Israel, Boca Raton will be the MC. FRIDAY-SUNDAY MARCH 30-APRIL 1 30 Apr 1 Rhythmic Circus Feet Dont Fail Me Now The Crest Theatre. 51 N. Swinton. www.oldschool.org 561-243-7922 MARCH EXHIBITS Ar tists in the Park Mar 10-11, 17-18, 24-25. Fine ar t exhi bition and sales. Sponsor ed by Delray Beach Art League. V eterans Park, Atlantic A ve & Intracoastal. 10am 4:30 pm, 561-443-7797 Please Send Y our Calendar Listings To: Calendar@delraypineapple.com events calendar DELRAY BEACH CITY DIRECTORY Delray Beach City Hall 100 NW 1st Avenue Delray Beach, Florida 33444 www.mydelraybeach.com General Infor mation (561 Emergency 9-1-1 Non-Emergency (561 Citizen Service Requests (561 City Manager s Office (561 Utility Billing (561 W ater/Sewer Maint. (561 Parks & Recreation (561 Municipal Golf Course (561 City Clerks Office (561 Jobline (561 PBC Animal Control (561 Police Department (561 Fire Department (561 www .delraypineapple.com HAMMOCK TRAILS: Feb. 1, 7 & 8 Join us for a guided walk on our quar ter-mile long boar dwalk. Explore this rare remnant of coastal har dwood hammock, and get a glimpse of the past. All ages. No Fee ECO-WATCH: Wednesday, Feb. 1 7-8:30 p.m. Ar e you interested in learning about the natural world ar ound us? Attend Gumbo Limbos lecture series for a pr esentation by a guest scientist, r esearcher, or other expert. $5 donation. WETLANDS & WILDLIFE: Friday, Feb 3 3-5 p.m. Wakodahatchee is a man-made wetland which has become a favorite for bir ders and photographers. Bring your binoculars and join us for a 3 mile guided boar dwalk tour to learn more about Florida s wetland. Ages 7-adult. No Fee SAILORS VALENTINE: Feb 4 10 a.m.-Noon Sailors, while on shore leave on islands far from home, found seashell encr usted valentine boxes cr eated by local artisans. These became a treasur ed gift to a sweetheart or mother. Create your own valentine box fr om our cache of shells. Ages 8-adult. $15 Non-member $22 MANGROVE P ADDLE: Feb 9 10 a.m.-Noon Enjoy a naturalist guided tour from the boardwalk at Rutherford Park, followed by a paddle through the mangrove trails. Ages 7-adult. Member $15 Non-member $22 DAY TRIPPING: Feb 10 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Join Gumbo Limbo Natur e Center as we visit the Habilitation Center nurser y and The Deerfield Beach Arboretum gardens. Member $25 Non-member $34 Gumbo Limbo Natur e Center www.gumbolimbo.org Heritage Hen Farm AWA Farm Fresh Eggs Green Cay Farms Thomas Produce Sanchez Farms Alderman Organic Farms Bistro Blends Olive Oils & Balsamic Vinegars Pappardelle s Pasta Independent Seafood Capt. Red Beard Hot Sauces The Orchid Doctor Anitas Guacamole Organic Juice Booth Amazing Creations Serenity Flows Soaps Mozzarita Fresh Italian Cheeses Pasta Amore Raviolis The Happy Pickle Tweedle Organic Dog Treats Local Raw Honey Good V ibe Teas Stone Crabs Gluten Free Products Old School Bread Co. Fresh Cut Flowers Arrowhead Fla. Grass Fed Beef Antibiotic & Hormone Free World Flavors Spices & Teas Heavenly Key Lime Pies Raw Milk and Fresh Yogurt Peruvian Empanadas and more15th Annuc 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off 10am-12 Noon Feb. 18thWinners announced at 12:30 V ote for your favorite chili! Admission &Tasting is FREE To enter call 561.276.7511

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$300K in downtown DelraySweet-smelling salt air meets histor y and artistic beauty surrounding the bustling streets of downtown Delray Beach. Whether you ar e a lifelong Floridian or just a weekend guest, it's almost impossible to not get caught up in the desire to stay in the 33444 ZIP code forever. Thirteen years ago, I stopped in Delray on my way to a weekend in South Beach. I was guided to Atlantic A venue by a mere bright green sign on the highway that said Facilities. Long story shor t I have never left! Imagine being able to walk or ride your bike to the sidewalk caf where you may be sitting right now, enjoying your coffee or vino. Combine Delrays beauty and lifestyle with its central location to all of South Florida, and you begin to wonder why you havent thought of movingher e sooner. Both major airports, PBI (Palm Beach International) and FTL (Fort Lauderdale), are a quick jaunt via the dissecting throughways of U.S. 95 and the Florida Turnpike. So what would it take to become a homeowner in this oasis so many of uscall home? Y ou can probably guess by the title of this article. It takes an ability to afford a home inthe range of r oughly $300,000. The ZIP code 33444, where the heart of the action is, runs from south of Boynton Beach to ar ound Linton Boulevard (named after U.S. Congressman William S. Linton, one ofDelray s first settlers in the late 1800s). Strategically placed between 95 and Federal Highway, you are just a few minutes drive to the excitement of Atlantic Avenue or the relaxation of sinking your feet in the sand of Delrays famous beaches. Constr uction in this area is primarily CBS (concrete block and stucco currently available single-family homes built prior to 1970. Over the years, upgrades such ashur ricane-impact glass windows have been installed to create weather resistant fortresses while maintaining the traditional style of the homes. For the most part, homes in this area averagebetween 1,500 and 1,800 squar e feet. Townhomes and condos star ted popping up in the area around 2004 with the lar gest concentration in the Pineapple Gr ove Ar ts District, located just two blocks nor th of Atlantic Avenue. The number ofcondos in Delray is minimal compared to other cities inFlorida due in par t to zoning laws that allow a maximum of three stories. This helpsthe str eets remain bright with sunlight and retains the value of the homes as it lim its the availability of inventory on the market. As of this writing, there ar e 210 r esidences for sale in 33444 on the regional Multiple Listing Service, with over half of them priced between $200,000 and $400,000. The ZIP code itself is broken into more than 30 different neighbor-hoods, each possessing its own distinct look and feel, such as the dual zoning of Bankers Row (where you can work and live at the same address many of the homes ar e located directly on the lake. There are single-family homes in Seacrest like the 2,200-squar e-foot, 3-bedr oom 2-bath single-family home shown above, which r esides on a lushly landscaped quarter acre lot and is currently listed for sale at $299,000. Newer condos in Pineapple Grove are available for around the same price. These 1,300-squarefoot two bedr oom, two bath r esidences of fer community amenities such as a pool, business center, and numerous fitness centers. Not to mention the ability to walk out your door to shop and dine. With so much to offer at these prices, its hard to imagine wanting to live anywhere else. Come spend a week and I am sure you will see why so many of us are proud to be called locals. Come eat or come play, you will want to stay in beautiful downtown Delray! 22 FEBRU ARY2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM real estate T he Business Sale Specialists 8 Transworld offers eight important steps to finding the right business for you.Step 1: T ake Charge Step 2: Evaluation Step 3: Education Step 4: Search Step 5: Offer Step 6: Due Diligence Step 7: ClosingStep 8: Post Closing T rans world Business Advisors,LLC 5101 NW 21st Avenue Ft.Lauderdale,FL 33309 Fatima M.GradySales Intermediary Hablo Espaolfatima@tw orld.com561-573-3227 561-340-3685 by Kurt LEHMANN www.kurtlehmann.com Chung s pick of the month Jai Alai IPA, Cigar City Brewing Tampa Cigar City is one of the fastest gr owing craft breweries in the U.S. and has helped put Florida on the Craft Beer Map. Jai Alai is their flagship citrusy IPA that is available year around in bottles or on draft in local craft beer bars. Jai Alai pays tribute to the original extreme sport, Jai Alai. Tampa was once home to a busy Jai Alai fronton but sadly all that r emains of Jai Alai in the Tampa Bay area is this India Pale Ale that is brewed in tribute tothe mer ry game. Jai Alai IPA is a monster interpretation of an American IPA using six dif ferent hop varietals, Simcoe for dry hopping and sturdy caramel malts to create adesir e balance for a perfect IPA. 7.5% ABV. Up Coming Beer Events 01/28/2012 Jupiter Craft Beer Fest 02/11/2012 Cof fee District Special Wooden Cask Tapping: Aventinus Eisbock Cheers, Chung Seo Cof fee District in Pineapple Grove Beer Aficionado Join the City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department for two exciting day trips in February and March: a day cheering on the Miami Marlins during a spring training game and a day driving through safari. Febr uary 18, 2012, Lion Country Safari Day Trip On February 18th, Join Parks and Recreation at Lion Country Safari, Florida's only drivethrough safari and walk-through amusement park. All ages are invited to spend the day on safari with over 900 animals. With animal displays and encounters, animal feeding experiences, 6 rides, water spray gr ound, food, shopping and more, you are sure to have a memorable experience. Lunch is included. Full payment required for advanced reservations. Cost for Delray Beach Residents is $25 per person and for non-residents $35 per person, which includes bus ride, lunch and park admission. Bus seating is limited!!! City Bus leaves from Veterans Park at 9:00 am and will return at approximately 4:00 pm. March 24, 2012, Miami Marlins Spring Training, Roger Dean Stadium Enjoy a pre-season baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Boston Red Sox at Roger Dean Stadium on March 24th. Cost for Delray Beach Residents is $50 and $60 for Nonresidents, which include admission seats are behind home plate, $10 food voucher andCity bus ride. Since Roger Dean is an outdoor stadium please dr ess for the weather. Concessions are available at the stadium for lunch and you will have a $10 food voucher to use while you are there. City Bus leaves from Veterans Park at 11:30am and will return at approx-imately 5:00 pm. Advanced r eservations and payment are required for all bus trips and bus seating is limited. For mor e information on both trips, please contact Samantha Roland, Recreation Supervisor II, at (561 VETERANS PARK PLANS TWO DAY TRIPS

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