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The Delray Beach Pineapple May 2012 delray beach Your Downtown Delray Beach Community Newspaper May 2012The Pineapple DELRAY BEACH, FL On Thursday, May 17th, the recently renovated Signature Delray Beach Event Series, On The Ave, will have its most exciting installment to date. The Big Top On The Ave is free to the public and will span six blocks of Atlantic Avenue, from Swinton Ave to SE/NE Sixth Ave, from 6pm to 10pm. The exciting evening will feature a full Cirque-Style Circus and Flying Trapeze. The Rainbow Circus, based out of Miami, will have an eclectic mix of performers on each block. The interactive circus will include highying acrobats, contortionists, aerial dancers and so much more. Trapeze Experience will have a full-scale ying trapeze on the front lawn of Old School Square for anyone to attempt. The Open Air Gallery contemporary art show will run the center line of Atlantic Avenue for all six blocks and the Live the Arts featured merchant gallery will host various Delray Beach arts programs and schools. Cir cus food, music, scattered street performers, a Fiat 500 car display and interactive contests will all be part of this colorful occasion. Rainbow Circus Productions provides both Cirque-style and traditional-style circus entertainment. Their troop of professional performers have worked with top circuses around the world, including both Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Brothers. Keep your eye out for the special photographer who will be strolling the Ave taking pictures of guests with circus performers for a Facebook feature. If you are interested in becoming an acrobat yourself, make sure to stop by Old School Square and take a swing on the ying trapeze. A special discounted two-hour trapeze class will be held from 4pm to 6pm at Old School Square for the rst eight people to register and the trapeze will be open for single rides from 6pm to 10pm. For ying trapeze pricing information and registration call 561-279-1380. Learn more about interesting classes in the arts held all around Delray Beach by visiting the Live the Arts booth gallery on each block. Tucker Music Academy, Lifestyles Mar tial Arts, Barrel OMonkeys Gymboree, and the Rainbow Circus will have booths with information on class registrations for the entire family. Delray Beach Playhouse will be there with information on auditions for stage productions and Peter Mark Salon will be providing feather hair extensions for attendees. For a preview of Shakespeare at the Pavilion coming May 18th through May 20th stop by the Old School Square Pavilion for Much Ado About Nothing performed by the Take Heed Theater Company during the event. For more information on The Big Top On The Ave contact Jamie Salen at 561-279-1380 ext 17 or visit THE CIRCUS IS COMING TO DOWNTOWN DELRAY BEACH Library Centennial celebration ofcially begins on its 99th birthdayDELRAY BEACH, FL The Delray Beach Public Library kicked off the Centennial celebration year on its 99th birthday, April 11, 2012 with a ceremony and party to debut the Librarys Centennial banners and ofcially begin the activities to celebrate this milestone. More than 75 community members including: city ofcials, Library Board members and volunteers and community dignitaries, attended this festive event that included music, a cocktail reception sponsored by Sundy House and a beautiful Centennial cake provided by Publix Supermarkets. Among the guests were Centennial Committee Chairpersons Joann Haros, a member of the Womans Club formerly known as the Ladies Improvement Association that began the Library in 1913 and community member Dorothy MacDiarmid. Many special events are being planned throughout the next twelve months to celebrate the Librarys Centennial year. Summer events include: Ocean with Celebrity Chef Kerry Morrissey Sundy House Tastemakers 2012 Books at the Delray Beach Club including Olympic volleyball stars For further information on the many programs at the Library, or to get involved with the Public Library Centennial celebration, visit or call 561-266-0775. Continued on page 10 Librarian Kathleen Hensman and volunteer Susan Goodreds celebrate the Delray Beach Librarys CentennialMorikami debuts rst Sushi & Stroll of seasonWho: Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens What: When: Friday, May 11 from 5:30-8:30pm Where: 4000 Morikami Park Road Why: Summer nights in South Florida are something special, especially when they are augmented with taiko drums and a cultural backdrop that cant be beat. Add a cold drink, a breathtaking sunset and a walking path through Stroll Summer Walks! Stroll the gardens at your own pace and take advantage of the self-guided audio tour. Excite your palate with something delicious from the Cornell Caf, indulge in some shopping at the Museum Store or tantalize your senses with a drumming performance by Fushu Daiko. The museum galleries are closed for these special nights. Cost: $7 adults $5 children (4-17) (free to museum members and children age 3 and under) $2 for taiko performance (optional). Reservations are not required. Participants in the Beat Cup Caf drumline at the SW 5th Avenue Park in Delray Beach GIVING BACKThe Power of CreationThe Beat Cup CafBy Jamie Salen The Pineapple Staff Writer Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead As I continue to explore the topic of Delray Beach businesses giving back to the community, I nd myself exceedingly proud of who we are and what we are striving to become. There are many characteristics that seem to dene our little corner of the world (tourist destination arts district small historical town), but as my altruist-colored glasses search for the dogooders in our neighborhoods, it has become clear to me that our most dening quality is our sense of community. My quest recently brought me to the doorstep of the Beat Cup Caf, a small but bighearted new arts venue and caf. I had heard talk of an ambitious new non-prot project aiming to help assimilate members of the sober community in Delray Beach back into the working world. While I have often heard talk referencing the dangers of such a large population of the recently-rehabbed settling inside our community, I rarely catch talk of a productive solution, so my curiosity was logically captured.


ay 2012 The Delray Beach Pineapple We had enough money to either pay Larry our uber creative design guy for a new ad, or extend our already amazing happy hour. Sorry Larry. Love, Scott & Steve We had enough money to either pay Larry our uber creative design guy for a new ad, or extend our already amazing happy hour. Sorry Larry. Love, Scott & Steve We had enough money to either pay Larry our uber creative design guy for a new ad, or extend our already amazing happy hour. Sorry Larry. Love, Scott & Steve We had enough money to either pay Larry our uber creative design guy for a new ad, or extend our already amazing happy hour. Sorry Larry. Love, Scott & Steve OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FRO M 5 P.M.RESERVATIONS: 561.330.4236 ASIA N COMFORT F OOD UNION PRESENTS DELRAYS HAPPIEST HOUR | 5-7 P.M. EVERYDAYHALF OFF ENTIRE MENU | 3-4-1 ON SELECT DRINKS 8 E Atlantic Ave | Delray Beach, FL | | (561) 330-4236 | Union is the best deal in South Florida. Fresh, delicious, Asian inuenced food in a fun atmosphere -Beth Landman, Writer with New York Magazine, The New York Post, Vanity Fair Union is the best deal in South Florida. Fresh, delicious, Asian inuenced food in a fun atmosphere-Beth Landman, Writer with New York Magazine, The New York Post, Vanity Fair Scott & Steve Scott & Steve Scott & SteveExtended Happy Hour Begins Mother's Day, May 13th Sun-Thurs 5-10pm | Fri-Sat 5-7pm | 3-4-1 Drinks | Half off Food Extended Happy Hour Begins Mother's Day, May 13th Sun-Thurs 5-10pm | Fri-Sat 5-7pm | 3-4-1 Drinks | Half off Food Extended Happy Hour Begins Mother's Day, May 13th Sun-Thurs 5-10pm | Fri-Sat 5-7pm | 3-4-1 Drinks | Half off Food Extended Happy Hour Begins Mother's Day, May 13th Sun-Thurs 5-10pm | Fri-Sat 5-7pm | 3-4-1 Drinks | Half off FoodYummy!Yummy!Yummy!


The Delray Beach Pineapple May 2012 through October 28, 2012. This unique exhibition celebrates pirates, myths and legends through the remarkable and imaginative paintings of award-winning artist, Don Maitz, who also created the original Captain Morgan Spiced Rum character. Enjoy a summer of discovery! Guess how many gold doubloons cover the museums pirate ship, take an art inspired treasure hunt, and nd out how to become a pirate! Events/Promotions: Thursday, 6-7:30 pm; $10 admission Meet celebrated artist, Don Maitz at a special reception. Sunday, 1-4:30 pm, All moms receive free admission for Mothers Day. Sunday, 1-4:30 pm, All dads receive free admission for Fathers Day. Weekend Saturday, 7-9 pm; Sunday, 1-4 pm A family fun weekend lled with activities t on Saturday evening and Pirate/Princess Funday on Sunday afternoon. Presented in partnership with Blue Bell Ice Cream. About Don Maitz Over a 30-year career, Don Maitz has produced imaginative paintings that have amazed a worldwide audience. The iconic pirate character he created for Captain Morgan Spiced Rum is his most widely recognized work. Most Maitz paintings are painted with oil colors, in the painting techniques used by the old masters, and present a story to viewers, who respond to the enticement and allure of the image. Sometimes, experimentation and innovation give rise to unique applications of traditional media. Maitz artwork has enhanced products world-wide, extending to books, magazines, jigsaw puzzles, mural wallpaper, limited edition prints, posters, calendars, screen savers, cards, and other merchandise. Two published books of his collected art work have sold out: First Maitz, and Dreamquests: the Art of Don Maitz. Maitz recently worked as a conceptual artist on two feature lms: Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius, and as a concept and production artist for Ant Bully. The museum is located at Old School Square. Museum hours are TuesdaySaturday, 10 am 4:30 pm; Sunday, 1-4:30 pm Admission is $10 general; $6 seniors; $4 students (13-21); $2 ages 4-12; free for ages 3 and under. Lions Club Continues to Help the Visually ImpairedThe Delray Beach Public Library recently received another gift of $500 check from the Delray Beach Lions Club. John S. Parke, Treasurer, and a member of the Delray Beach Lions Club since 1970, once again presented a check to Library Director Alan Kornblau. The Library is very grateful to the Lions Club for their ongoing support and generosity to help the visually impaired in our community, said Kornblau. The Delray Beach Lions Club has supported the Library since 1939. It has been giving a gift of $500 to the Delray Beach Public Library twice each year since 2001 for a total thus far of $11,000. The Lions Club requests 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 extremely popular thanks to the continued support of the Lions Club. The Library was also awarded a Certicate of Appreciation from the Lions Club for collecting and maintaining many large print books and recordings for use by their Library patrons with eyesight difculty living in Delray Beach and surrounding communities. For further information on the Delray Beach Public Library and how you can help support the library, visit or call the Development Ofce at 561-266-0775. Library Director Alan Kornblau receives $500 check from John S. Parke, Lions Club TreasurerMothers Day Fun2nd Annual Amazing Mom and Son ChallengeMoms and sons are welcome to join the City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department in the nd Annual Amazing Mom and Son Challenge that will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Teams will race around the City of Delray Beach looking for clues and performing challenges and compete to be the rst team to cross the nish line. Age divisions for the Challenge will begin at 5 years old and go up to adults. Team checkin starts at 8:30 am and races begin at 9:30 am at the Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Avenue. Trophies will be awarded to the rst team in each age division to successfully complete all challenges and cross the nish line. Certicate awards will also be given for the Most Creative Team Name, the Most Creative Team Hats and the Best Sportsmanship. Registration fees are $45 for Mom and one son; $65 for Mom and two sons and $75 for Mom and three sons. Payments will be accepted either by cash, Master Card, Visa and/or Check (payable to the City of Delray Beach). Registration fees include team T-shirts and photo, rafe prizes and post-race picnic. Registration forms can be downloaded online at Events. The deadline to submit for early registration is Saturday, May 5, 2012. Registrations will continue to be accepted between May 6th to May 10th, however, a $25 late fee will be added. Team captains will be required to attend a Captains Meeting on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at 7:00 pm in the Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Avenue. A team picnic will be held immediately following the race at the Community Center for all teams and their guests. The picnic is included in the cost of registration for race participants however guest tickets may be purchased for $5 per guest. For more information, contact Danielle Beardsley with Delray Beach Parks and Recreation at (561) 243-7277 or by E-mail at Bring the family to the Cornell Museum to experience Pirates, Myths and Legends Ahoy Maitz! Pirates & Treasures opens


ay 2012 The Delray Beach Pineapple PROFESSIONAL CARE : DELUXE SHIRT L AUN D ERINGMens & Ladies Tailoring & AlterationsPICKUP and DELIVERY SAME DAY SERVICEAll work done in our plant Environmentally Friendly Processes No chemical smellsHOURS: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm Saturday 8am-1pm Closed Sundays e Los 185 NE 4th Ave. Ste. 103 Delray PINEAPPLE GRO VE CLEANERS 20% Odry cleaning onlywith this ad exp. 5/31/12By Rigel Herman The Pineapple Staff WriterIf you were lucky enough to cruise the Mediterranean or the Caribbean on a Celebrity Cruise ship between 2006 and 2011, chances are you were entertained by the vocal stylings of West Palm Beach native Matthew Farmer. Farmer signed seven contracts during his ve years with Celebrity Cruises and was a premier entertainment vocalist, performing musical showcases to large audiences several nights a week. Farmer has been busy in the performing arts world his entire life. Handsome, 34 years old and currently the Program and Facilities Manager of Delray Beachs Arts Garage, Farmer is outgoing and highly social. Not surprisingly, Farmer remembers as a child headlining his parents dinner parties. It was custom that at the end of the evening, I put on some sort of show for them, Farmer says. At age 5, he began performing at the former Royal Palm Dinner Theatre in Boca Raton. He was cast as a dwarf in Snow White and The Seven Dwarves, along with a young AJ McLean who would later become a member of The Backstreet Boys. Farmer was encouraged by his mother, who also took the stage from time to time and was not a pushy stage-mother type. Farmer recalls fondly acting as an activity he enjoyed on the weekends and as a bonding experience for him, his mother and brother. It was something to do and it exposed us to the arts, Farmer says. During middle school, Farmer discovered his voice and was singing in his church choir. He attended Catholic school and was all set to go to public high school. The summer before his freshman year, however, his home life changed dramatically. His parents were going through a divorce and his grandmother passed away. Losing his grandmother impacted him tremendously, as she was his cultural touch-stone, having taught him about history, literature and art. As a reaction to these changes, Farmer applied to summer camp at The Palm Beach County School of the Arts (now Dreyfoos School of the Arts) and was accepted. He then discovered that his acceptance extended to his attending high school there, which he did as a Vocal Music major. It was during these years that Farmer developed his vocal techniques in a classical style. He toured Europe with the School of the Arts Singers and excelled as a vocal talent. Farmer received many collegiate offers following high school, including a full scholarship to the University of Miami but he fell in love with, and attended, Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, due to his connection to choral music. Like many artists, Farmer was striving for New York City and transferred to NYU to attend their department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at the School of Education. Finding himself with what he calls the New York City blues, Farmer left NYU to come back home to South Florida. I was so different during that time in New York than I am now. I never went out. I was in bed by 10. I was closed off from being social, trying to nd my place. I was lonely, says Farmer. Back in Florida, Farmer began to see opportunities in multiple facets of the performing arts, rst landing a gig as the Artistic Coordinator for The Milagro Center. However, his vocal talent took him in an entirely different direction when he became a member of the boy band, 5th Ring. 5th Ring was signed by Universal Records and released the single, Cant Say, which is still available on Amazon, for one cent, Farmer says and laughs. Opening for artists like Jessica Simpson and Lil Kim and getting play on the radio station Power 96 Miami, Farmer was on his way to Justin Timberlake-like fame, even touring with 5th Ring in Stockholm. Unfortunately after 9/11, his management team lost funding and 5th Ring split up. None of this seems to bother the upbeat Farmer, though, retrospectively. On the contrary, he is satised with what life and talents have given him. After working as the Musical Choral Director of St. Thomas More church in Boynton Beach, Farmer missed performing and set out for the sea with Celebrity Cruises. In March, 2011, Farmer concluded his cruise-ship career and returned to dry land in Delray Beach. He read an article about Aloyna Ushe, the Executive Director of Arts Garage, and felt like he had found a kindred spirit in ambition for the artistic community in Delray. After meeting Ushe, a match had been made and Farmer was given his current title. As the Program and Facilities Manager, Farmer is responsible for managing the overall space of Arts Garage, designing in-house events, curating the gallery, collaborating with the artists scheduled to perform on sets and equipment, as well as managing contracts and other administrative tasks. Farmer also continues to perform. He sings as a guest at Unity Church in Delray and sings impromptu numbers with other acts at Arts Garage. This month, however, Farmer will channel his passion for voice and hold a concert at Arts Garage titled, From Stage to Screen: Matthew Farmer in Concert. The show will feature Farmer singing songs from memorable movies like Splash and Superman, along with Broadway hits Jesus Christ Superstar and The Phantom of the Opera. Patrons can expect to be entertained with clips of their favorite scenes shown in conjunction with Farmers vocal performance. Farmer says that even though hes a perfectionist, he doesnt get nervous butteries before a show, especially in Delray Beach, where Farmer feels he ts nicely. I love the people, the vibe, the culture, the boutique beach town that Delray is. Here I can be true to Delray while being true as an artist, musicianI feel a part of it. From Stage to Screen: Matthew Farmer in Concert is May 25th at 7:30pm. Interested? Go to to purchase tickets or call 561.450.6357. Tickets are $15-$25 before the show and $20-$30 at the door. MATTHEW FARMER CRUISES INTO NEW CAREER, NEW SPOTLIGHT


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ay 2012 The Delray Beach Pineapple DaCosta Lighting 151 N.E. 4th Ave Delray Beach, FL 561 243-1744 SPECIALTY LIGHTING SHOWROOM $15 OFFwith this ad. City to Offer Start Smart Soccer Program at Catherine Strong ParkThe City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department announced that it will offer children, ages three to ve, a special opportunity to develop their gross motor skills for sports through the Start Smart program. This unique learning program will begin with Soccer on Saturdays, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, at Catherine Strong Park, located at 1500 SW 6th Street. This four (4) week program, which will be held April 21st thru May 12th, teaches children the basic skills necessary to play organized soccer, including kicking, dribbling, passing, soccer rules and conditioning without the threat of competition and/or getting hurt. Participants will work one-on-one as well as spending quality time with their parents and/ or guardians learning the sport of soccer. The cost to participate in the upcoming Start Smart Soccer program is $20.00 for residents and $30 for non-residents. This cost includes all the supplies and equipment needed. Registration will be held at Catherine Strong Park, during regular operational hours Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 am until 6:30 pm and on Sundays from 10 am to 7 pm. Payments may be made with cash, check or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). The Start Smart program is administered by the Youth Development Arm of the nonprot National Alliance for Youth Sports. Future programs and dates are provided below: Start Smart Basketball May 19th to June 6, 2012 Start Smart Baseball June 16th to July 7, 2012 Start Smart Football July 14th to August 4, 2012 Start Smart Tennis August 11th to September 1, 2012 If you have any questions about registering to participate and/or require additional information about the Start Smart program, contact Erik Lawson or Prentice.Electric car-charging stations coming to Delray WalgreensElectric-vehicle owners in South Florida will soon have more public car-charging stations available at Walgreens drugstores. Five charging stations are set to open by summer at Walgreens pharmacies in Fort Lauderdale, Delray Beach, Coconut Creek, Weston and Sunny Isles, pending permits, according to Miami Beach-based Car Charging Group, which is installing the machines. Walgreens plans to install charging stations at about 800 locations nationwide this year, aiming to become the largest retail host of the chargers nationwide. It wants to offer convenient sites for customers, especially in urban areas where residents may lack a home garage for a plug-in. The pharmacy chain already has installations under way at more than 60 stores in Houston, Dallas, Chicago and Orlando from three different car-charger installers. In Florida, the Walgreens stations will cost about $2.49 an hour. Thats more than what drivers pay if they charge up at home but still less than half the cost of gas for comparable mileage, Kinard said. Sales of plug-in cars have been slow for two main reasons, analysts say: prices are sometimes $5,000 higher than conventional gas-powered vehicles, even after a $7,500 federal subsidy, plus an insufcient network of electric car-charging stations. South Florida has the states only dealership for the plug-in Tesla sports car in Dania Beach. It hosts a chapter of the Electric Auto Association in Boca Raton. And the Car Charging Group already has charging stations in many cities, including Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Deereld Beach.Mark Gerretson Memorial 18th Annual Fishing Tournament The Mark Gerretson Memorial 18th Annual Fishing Tournament will be held August 11th, 2012. Anglers from all over will be coming together for this shing extravaganza. Thanks to supporters, approximately $68,000 has been raised for the local community. The MGMFTs original goal was to raise money for the Delray Citizens for Delray Polices Holiday Toy Drive and Kids and Cops Program. Since the tournament has been such a success, it has expanded its charitable donations to other local charities. Other beneciaries include Atlantic High School Scholarships, Achievement Center for Children and Families, Boys and Girls Club of Delray, The Caring Kitchen and Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. The 2012 top sponsors to date are Merrill Lynch, Printers Choice, Delray Beach Elks Lodge #1770, Atlantic Ave Magazine, Spodak Dental, Searcy Denny Scarola Barnhart Newspaper, J. Heffernan Corp, Tuppens Shelby Development. Sign up at the Captains meeting, which is open to the public, on August 10th at 6:00 at the Delray Beach Elks Lodge. Rafes, dinner and drinks will also be on the agenda. For more information and to donate rafe prizes e-mail Carol Dugan @ 561-859-2771Community Invited to Observe 61st Annual National Day of PrayerTwo public prayer services will be held in the City of Delray Beach on Thursday, May 3, 2012, in observance of the 61st Annual National Day of Prayer. At 12:00 pm (Noon), Delray Beach citizens will gather as they have for more than a decade in front of City Hall, 100 NW 1st Avenue, for an interdenominational prayer service. The community is invited to join civic and religious leaders as they pray that God will continue to shed His grace on this nation. This years theme is One Nation under God. At 6:00 pm, the Delray Beach Interfaith Clergy Association will host the People of Faith Praying in Peace, Unity and Diversity prayer service in recognition of the 61st Annual National Day of Prayer at Abbey Delray South, 1717 Homewood Blvd, Delray Beach. Members of the diverse religious landscape of the Greater Delray Beach area will lead the community in prayers on behalf of our local government, the nation and for world peace. For more information on the evening service, please call Rabbi Randal J. Konigsburg, Chair Delray Beach Interfaith Clergy Association, at (561) 498-3536.Delray Beach PGA TOUR Superstore Awards $5,000 to The First Tee of The Palm BeachesThe PGA TOUR Superstore has awarded a $5,000 grant to The First Tee of The Palm Clubs of Palm Beach County. The First Tee of The Palm Beaches positively impacts the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill lifeenhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Thanks to PGA TOUR Superstore, more young people will benet from The First Tees Nine Core Values, including Honesty, Integrity and Sportsmanship, said Carl Mistretta, Executive Director of The First Tee of The Palm Beaches. PGA TOUR Superstore is helping us move forward in the Campaign for 10 Million Young People. PGA TOUR Superstore and the store associates support The First Tee of The Palm Beaches by providing grant support, access to state-of-the-art teaching, club tting and training. In partnership with The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, The PGA TOUR Superstore supports The First Tee chapters reaching young people in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Delray Beach, Denver, Myrtle Beach, Naples and Phoenix. The Foundations chairman, Arthur M. Blank, is the owner and operator of PGA TOUR Superstore. He became a Trustee of The First Tee in January 2012, committing $1 million to the youth development organization through his family foundation. The First Tee of The Palm Beaches is a youth development organization that provides valuable life skills lessons seamlessly integrated into golf instruction. The chapter serves more than 7,000 youth annually through in-school, after-school, Saturday and summer programs and through instruction delivered in P.E. classes. The First Tee of The Palm Beaches provides young people with life-changing President and CEO Dick Sullivan. Our associates are proud to help more youth gain access to The First Tee character education and golf instruction. City Applies for Grant to Construct Bicycle Lanes and Sidewalks on Homewood BoulevardOn March 20th, the Delray Beach City Commission authorized City staff to apply for grant funding through the 2012 Transportation Enhancement Grant. This grant is offered to local governments through the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). If approved, funding will be available in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-2016. The City of Delray Beach will apply for funding in the amount of $599,000 to construct bicycle lanes, sidewalks and resurface the roadway along Homewood Blvd from Old Germantown Road to Lowson Blvd. The total cost of the project is $701,000, however; not all costs associated with this project are reimbursable, requiring City funding. Therefore, $102,000 of the projects total cost will be paid out of the Citys General Fund Capital Improvements budget. For more information, contact the City of Delray Beach Environmental Services Department at (561) 243-7322.Delray DowntownerCome on and take a free rideLocals and tourists alike have a new way to get around Delray Beach, the Delray Downtowner. The Delray Downtowner boasts a small eet of 6-seater golf carts. Just wave them down or call 561.702.8519. They operate 7 days a week and the ride is free! For more information and to check out their daily pictures of Delray Beach go to Meet our newest neighbor and recently sworn in U.S. citizen, Lee Anthony, hailing from the United KingdomWELCOME! pineapple slices


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ay 2012 The Delray Beach Pineapple Village Stroll Brendas BirdsDriving up Northeast Third Avenue in Delray Beach, its easy to slip past Brendas Birds without a second notice. You might hear a bit of chirping coming from behind the wall, or hear the call of a peacock or the occasional crow of a rooster, but it is not until you open the gate and walk in that you realize this truly is a hidden jewel within Delray Beach. This family owned and operated bird shop is one of the most popular places in the area for viewing and purchasing hand tamed and trained birds of all types. Youll nd parrots, conures, macaws, cockatoos, cockatiels, lovebirds, parakeets, African grays, lories, and many other species. These delightful birds can bring you years of enjoyment through their beauty and cheerful chirping, singing and talking. Browsing is encouraged! In May of last year the Brazilian avored hangout opened as an addition to the popular Resta Salon, in a quaint shopping center on Linton Blvd, between Dixie Highway and I-95. One of the most interesting and dening characteristics of the Beat Cup is how it originated. Resta stands a natural extension of the moniker. I had my drum kit in the Salon for years, and after a while a regular jam session seemed to emerge. The amazing times that drum kit inspired is what really led us to consider knocking the down the wall and taking over the neighboring shop to open the Beat Cup, confesses Eric Perna, owner of Resta. With the idea of creating a hub for creative activity, Eric and his wife Carolina and her brother Pablo Sole partnered to literally knock down the wall and open the caf. While Pablo admits he had not set out to create a non-prot organization in support of the sober community, the project emerged naturally. One of the most successful programs to develop from the Beat Cup Caf has been the drumline. Two days a week the public is invited in to play the drums (no experience necessary). Each session is led by a different professional musician and a new original song comes out of each group. Word of the unique program has spread through the area and the group is booked to perform at many hot spots in Delray Beach. It is all about feeding the soul through creation. We want to help people to build something all their own. You would not believe the incredible music that has come out of it, says Pablo. What we were seeing was a group of people who never expected to become creators of music were now the composers of songs being heard and enjoyed by growing numbers of listeners, he adds. The drumline is what ultimately inspired the initiative. While the project is an informal invitation to the sober community, the word has spread and the results have been inspiring. I look forward to attending drumline every week. When I leave practice or a performance I truly feel like I have accomplished something, says one member of the sober community who participates regularly. The Beat Cup Caf team has been diligently searching for the right non-prot organization to partner with to bring the drumline and the other creative programing held at the venue to local rehab and transition facilities. While we are particularly interested in the sober community, we would ultimately like to grow the program to include other groups that could benet from the creative process, says Pablo. Positive programs like the Beat Cup Caf Drumline are designed to address a community need. The recovery community is here and the best thing we can do to support our community is to encourage this population of people to become productive members of our society, explains Pablo. BEAT CUP CAFE continued from page 1 Executive Editor/PublisherJEFFREY DIAZ 561-299-1430 jd@delraypineapple.comCommunity RelationsGENE FISHER 561-414-5067 gene@delraypineapple.comDirector of MarketingRYAN BOYLSTON 954-415-1895 ryan@delraypineapple.comFor Editorial:call: (561) 299-1430 e-mail: info@delraypineapple.comContributing WritersRIGEL HERMAN SUSIE KELEHER KURT LEHMANN TARYN SHEA LOUGHRAN TARA MONKS DREW TUCKER CHRISTALYN WARNERDistribution561-299-1430 info@delraypineapple.comPublished byThe Delray Beach Pineapple, LLC.777 E. Atlantic Avenue, Suite C2-151 Delray Beach, Florida 33483-5360 561 299 1430The Delray Beach Pineapple is published monthly and distributed to over 175 locations throughout the Downtown Delray Beach Area. Entire contents of this publication is copyright 2012 The Delray Beach Pineapple, LLC. all rights reserved and may not be reproduced in any manner, in whole or in part, without written permission from the publisher.


The Delray Beach Pineapple May 201275 MAIN DELRAY BRINGS SLICE OF HAMPTONS-STYLE SIZZLE TO ATLANTIC AVENUEDELRAY BEACH, FL -Say hello to 75 Main Delray, which debuted on Thursday, April 12, 2012, in the former Cugini space on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. This enticing new restaurant and lounge is the creation of dynamic 31-year-old restaurateur Zach Erdem, who also owns the popular 75 Main in tony Southampton, New York. A celebrity favorite, his Hamptons eatery consistently draws a myriad of bold-faced names, including Alec Baldwin, Madonna, Pierce Brosnan, Leo DiCaprio, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lopez, Ed Westwick, Mickey Rourke, Jodie Foster, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan from The Real Housewives of New York, the Kardashian sisters, and Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill. Erdem, who searched for the right location throughout South Florida for over a year, is extremely pleased to have opened his second location in Delray Beach. He was drawn to this charming seaside communitys vibrant mix of dining, shopping, and cultural amenities. Erdem notes, Delray Beach is a special place and the perfect spot for my new restaurant and lounge. 75 Main Delray combines a touch of Hamptons sophistication with a denitive dose of South Florida hospitality. We look forward to welcoming old friends and making new friends in the community. Erdem tapped talented local toque John Thomas to compile a mouthwatering menu that executes his vision of contemporary American cuisine with Mediterranean accents. There is plenty of fresh sh and seafood, sizzling steaks, gourmet sliders, refreshing salads, inventive sandwiches, and nifty vegan and vegetarian options, for brunch, bar bites, Happy Hour, and dinner, daily. 75 Main also offers plenty of decadent desserts, including chocolate molten lava cake, Key Lime pie, low-cal ricotta cheesecake, chocolate mousse, tarte tatin, and a sweet selection of sorbet and ice cream. There is also a sleek lounge with a sexy vibe, which features European DJs spinning a blend of house music from 10:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. The full bar includes 85 wines, by the bottle, and about 15 wines by the glass, in addition to a terric cocktail menu. The signature drink is the 75 Maintini, which will change each season, with the Spring version featuring Stoli Elite and passion fruit juice. The interior sports a luxe design replete with plush beige banquettes; mod, white leather Barcelona chairs; one wall featuring textured waves reminiscent of the ocean; dark, walnutcolored porcelain ooring; elegant chandeliers and sconces; and a chocolate-colored soapstonetopped bar surrounded by coordinating, hightop wooden stools. The crisp white walls are the perfect backdrop for a collection of original artwork, celebrating the female form, by noted artist Raphael Mazzucco. Located at 270 East Atlantic Avenue in the heart of downtown, the restaurant serves brunch, from 10:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m., and dinner from 4:30 11:00p.m., daily. Phone 75 Main Delray, at 561.243.7975, for reservations/ information or go to PATS BEVERAGE & LIQUORSPATS BEVERAGE & LIQUORSFabulous Selection tasting and toasting DINING OFF THE AVEBy Christalyn WarnerWith so many restaurants on Atlantic Avenue it becomes almost a chore to venture beyond downtown. We are spoiled having so many great spots in such a concentrated area. Just having to think about where you might nd comparable restaurants to Atlantic Avenue can be a difcult task. Leave the thinking to me because I have two restaurants in mind that will make it easy for you to stray from the Ave. Two great spots that need mention... because lets face it, they are just that good. A little drive west and you have arrived at your destination. Hibachi anyone? On the corner of Linton and Military, hidden away in the back of a pretty empty strip mall, is a true gem. Tucked away, Masa is the place for Hibachi, not to play down the fact that they offer Thai cuisine and sushi. Its just that knowing there is a great place for Hibachi in Delray needs to be highlighted. Dinner begins with soup or ginger salad, cocktails, and then onto your choice of protein. Masa offers winning entre combinations like Filet Mignon and shrimp $23.95. Each entre is also accompanied by rice, noodles and veggies. You will be pleasantly full! Hibachi is one of the best ways for big groups to dine out because everyone is seated around the central hub, the at-top-grill! Not only do you get to interact with the chef, you also get to interact with one another. Going with two is just as fun; you never know who you will be seated with and how much fun they will be. The star of the show at Masa is the Hibachi Chef. Each one is fantastic, witty, and charming... denitely be prepared to laugh. With a comedian giving you a show while cooking your food, what could possibly top the night? Onion volcano anyone? Or how about an onion angel? The aming volcano and the jumping shrimp has to be the best part of the show. Be sure to ask about the Angel. I believe that trick is only up one chefs sleeve, so you might get lucky... and you might not. Either way, you will be impressed and knowing its so close, and with such yummy food, you will be back. They offer great hours too. So be sure to check it out, its always a great time. In an old fast food restaurant converted into one of the best Thai restaraunts in Delray Beach, is my second pick, Chaiyo Thai Bistro. Located just south of Atlantic on the east side of Military Trail, the booths are adorned with wood carvings of elephants imported from Thailand, creating a very warm atmosphere. They offer traditional Thai seating as well, where you are resting on pillows Indian style on the oor under a raised table. They did a fantastic job converting the restaurant; the fast food feel is gone. What is left is a beautifully adorned restaurant with imported thai carvings and great food. A favorite beginning to my dinner is the Greed Papaya Salad (7.95), a traditional Thai dish that makes for a fantastic appetizer salad. This salad is complex in texture as well as taste, taking on all the qualities of Thai avors... sweet, salty, bitter, and hot. My favorites have to be the aforementioned Green Papaya Salad, their mouth-watering Tom Kha soup $4.95, a tangy coconut based soup with the perfect avor balance, and the Honey Duck $20.95, crispy skinned sliced duck covered in this glorious dark and slightly sweet honey based sauce served with vegetables and jasmine rice. Everything is delicious from their curries to their noodles to their Thai BBQ ribs. The prices are extremely reasonable which makes Chaiyo an easily frequented spot for the local Delray diner. I love it so much, you might just see me there. The only con you must know are the hours, so if you are a late diner, be aware that they close at 9:30 PM even on the weekends. They are so well worth the early reservation! As much as we all love the Avenue, as locals it is important that we support all the quality gems that can be found on and off the Ave, and these are just two of my faves. Christalyn Warner writes a local food blog. Find it at Restaurateur Zach Erdem


ay 2012 The Delray Beach Pineapple DINE OUT TO SUPPORT DELRAY PUBLIC LIBRARY50 Ocean is this months venueThe Delray Beach Public Library begins its popular: Dine Out For A Cause Centennial Style pm at the new and exciting 50 Ocean, located on the second oor of the newly renovated Bostons on the Beach at 40 South Ocean Boulevard in Delray Beach. The restaurant has agreed to give a percentage of the evenings total revenue back to a grateful Library. The Celebrity Chef for the evening Community Relations at Ocean Properties, who will greet the many guests that will Dine Out for a Cause to support the Delray Beach Public Library. Morrissey will host an evening lled with good food, good wine, good cheer and good friends! It is my pleasure to help our library during its Centennial year in this way and I hope that the community will come out and give their support to the library. said Morrissey. Mark your calendars for future Centennial Dine Out for a Cause events with more details to follow: To make your reservations please contact the restaurant at 561-278-3364. For further details visit the web site at or contact the librarys Development Director at 561-266-0775. DELRAY BEACH, FL The beauty industry has made huge strides in recent years toward eco-consciousness and sustainability. Manufacturers are stepping up to the plate, offering more natural or organic products than ever before. At the salon level, most take some kind of action to help the environment every day, whether its redecorating with low-VOC paint or simply ditching individual water bottles in favor of ltered tap water. Some salon professionals have elevated the art of going green by drawing on the creativity they bring to their work, devising clever ecofriendly practices that also serve as examples to their clients. Adam and Janine Shumans top-to-bottom commitment to using only eco-friendly products and practices landed them on the nalists list of Davines Premier Eco-Salon contest in 2011. The husband and wife owners of Naked Hair page application and submitted to an inspection by Davines team to be named one of the top ve eco-chic salons in the world. Their participation is an extension of a culture that revolves around health, of both the planet and the salons clients. To close the circle between the two, the Shumans have created programs to involve their clientele in the many environmental causes supported by the salon. For example, a portion of the proceeds from every Organic Color Systems haircolor service is donated to Reforest Action, a charity that plants trees in Senegal and Peru. Were up to 890 trees, thanks to our greenspirited clients and staff, Janine says. Clients can also make donations directly to one of the many environmental causes supported by the salon. Donations are not just encouraged, theyre rewarded, either with free products or discounts on services, but Janine says many clients tell her the real reward is in the giving. Theyre part of something thats making a difference in the world, she says.Naked Hair Salon More goes the distance to minimize their environmental impact. Apple Pancakes Serves 2 1 cup sifted our 2t baking powder 2-3 granny smith apples 2T sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 egg beaten 1/2t cinnamon 1 cup milk (dried cranberries can be added to batter) 1) Mix batter ingredients together and let stand 15 minutes. 2) Peel apples and cut thin slices. 3) Heat frying pan with canola spray and then add enough batter to cover pan. Add apple slices in wagon wheel style so forms a circle around pancake. Flip over when congealed on top and cook until brown Combine brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over pancakes. 5) Heat up your favorite maple syrup. FLAVOR Kerry Morrissey


The Delray Beach Pineapple May 2012Are you bored stiff of your regular exercise routine? Are you ready to end the boredom and break out of your tness rut? Firstly, congratulations on your commitment to becoming healthier through regular activity! Like many things in life, balance and variety are key. Are you a self-proclaimed yogi? Or per haps someone that never leaves the weight room at your gym? Maybe you thrive on your daily morning runs that last for the same amount of time each day? Find yourself on the same piece of cardio equipment every time? (I see you on that stair climber everyday!) If this sounds like you, it is time to spice things up and get you challenged before you burn out all together. I have great tips and suggestions to share. Lets begin with the small changes that you can easily incorporate into your routine today Take a few minutes out of your busy day to add new songs to your playlist! Listening to the same playlist over and over will drive you to boredom faster than it takes to get to the gym! My top workout songs that I recently added are: We Want to Marry the Night What Doesnt Kill You, Makes You Stronger Kelly Clarkson Not Over You Gavin DeGraw Aint Nobody The Downtown Fiction SHOES IN YOUR FAVORITE COLORS! How about a new gym outt? You feel great when you wear a new outt that everyone compliments you on; the same applies for workout clothes. Get excited to tackle your next workout in your favorite new attire. Working out with someone who has similar tness goals can be benecial in more ways than one. Not only does it suddenly hold you accountable to exercising at the scheduled time, but also can be motivational and fun. Grab a friend, a family member, coworker, or even a date to your next sweat session. A specic competitive goal can really jump start your motivation! Find a 5k race, join a recreational league in a sport that you have always been interested in, or make a bet with a friend. Joining a team or committing to an event that you have to train for is great for your tness goals and can also lead to an incredible sense of accomplishment. By writing down your exercise, time and intensity, you are more likely to look forward to workouts and follow your results over time. It becomes exciting to challenge yourself. If freshening up your iPod playlist and purchasing a hot new pair of running shoes still do not ignite that excitement to exercise to pull you out. I am positive that all its going to take is trying something completely differ ent than what you are doing now. Do not be intimidated to join a new tness center or learn a brand new method of exer cising. It can be exhilarating and allow you to gain a new sense of condence! Lucky for us locals, Delray Beach is bursting at the seams with different types of exercise studios!. I am sure by now you have heard of Pilates, but have you ever tried it? Whether you are a senior just starting to exercise, an elite athlete or somewhere in between, the foundations of Pilates movement apply to you. Building from core strength, focusing on proper alignment, and a body/mind integrative approach make Pilates benecial to everyone. Avenue Pilates & Fitness is a classic Pilates and Personal Training Studio. The studio offers a myriad of intimate group classes, private and chartered sessions. Instructors specialize in catering to each persons needs and keeping workouts fun in a nurturing environment. Their slate of classes range from Pilates Mat, Pilates Tower, Xtend Barre and many more. Visit their website to book your rst session: Another amazing and challenging way to stop the draining of your motivation is Bikram Yoga. The benets range from increased vitality, weight loss, detoxication, increased mental clarity and reduced stress. Bikram Yoga is sure to spark an intensive healing process in the body and raises the bar on ones personal expectations of what is possible. Bikram is practiced in a heated room, which creates a safer approach to your yoga practice by allowing you to stretch quicker and deeper. An excellent studio to practice this method is Bikram Yoga Delray Beach, located at 3055 South Federal Highway. They have experienced teachers who are passionate and guarantee that Bikram Yoga will change your life in the most positive and wonderful ways. No need to feel intimidated or scared; everyone starts off feeling that way. Lastly, if any of the above suggestions have not resonated with you yet, have you ever considered ballroom dancing? How many times have you been at a function and thought, Wouldnt it be wonderful if I could go out there and command the oor and impress others? Be honest. Remember, dancing is a social skill, and others will react accordingly to your abilities. Dancing is a wonderful activity that will benet your mind, body, and soul. It is one of the few truly pleasurable activities that is good for you in every way. Its not only an excellent cardiovascular exercise that will use all major muscle groups, it also encourages posture and body alignment. You will burn calories, strengthen your core and become more graceful both on and off the dance oor. Visit Virtuous Productions located in downtown Delray Beach in Pineapple Grove. Their team consists of professional, accomplished and talented dancers that offer a variety of classes for all ages and levels. Break out of your tness rut today and get inspired to set new goals and challenges in your routine! Bring variety and balance into your life by experiencing new methods of exercising. Most importantly, be proud of your effort, your progress and enjoy your journey.Taryn Shea Loughran is a Personal Trainer, Group Instructor and Wellness Coach. Visit her at Contact her at or at 561 542 9536 health & tness by Taryn SheaLoughranBREAK OUT OF YOUR FITNESS RUT TODAY! Buy her a 1 Hour Massage and receive one of the following. Warm lava shells included in treatment or 20-minute foot reexology added to the treatment or a Free Yoga class Mothers Day Special500-C NE 5th Ave Delray BeachDirectly across from Publix just south of George Bush Blvd.Lic. #MM-16274 Lic. #MA-4241620% Off Any TreatmentFor new clients, with this ad (10% off for existing clients) Since


ay 2012 The Delray Beach Pineapple SPADY: Look back to Floridas History through glass bottlesDELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow. com) It turns out glass bottles do more than serve as a delivery device for beer. They can also be used to look back into history. Thats the focus of an upcoming talk at the Spady Museum in Delray. The Museum welcomes Crystal Geiger to talk about Bottoms Up! Exploring Floridas History through Glass Bottles, at 7 p.m. May 2 at the museum, 170 NW 5th Avenue. Geiger, a graduate assistant with the Florida Public Archaeology NetworkSoutheast in Fort Lauderdale, will discuss how archaeologists use historic artifacts to interpret sites, such as Fort Mose: Colonial Americas Black Fortress of Freedom. Her presentation will include examples from her ongoing thesis research to illustrate how history and archaeology serve one another to illuminate the past. The lecture is part of the opening activities for the Fort Mose: Colonial Americas Black Fortress of Freedom traveling exhibit, on display at the Spady Museum from May 2-July 29, 2012. This exhibit from the Florida Museum of Natural History explores the history of Fort Mose, Americas rst legally sanctioned free black community. Based on ve years of historical and archaeological research at Mose and in Spain, the 500-square-foot exhibit features this archaeological discovery and also explores the African-American colonial experience in the Spanish colonies, from the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the time of the American Revolution. This is a littleknown story, and one that offers a powerful alternative image to slavery as the dominant theme in African-American history. Fort Mose was established in 1738 by escaped slaves from English Carolina who were granted their freedom in Spanish St. Augustine. The men were made members of the Spanish militia, and the fort served as Floridas rst line of defense against the English to the north. These black militias became an important source of defense as early as the 16th century. The Mose militia served in a number of signicant battles. The fort was abandoned in 1763, when Spain gave Florida to England, and the entire colony moved to Cuba. destinations Hot topics in the tropics at Delray Beach Marriott Overlooking the sandy beaches of Delray Beach, the AAA Four-Diamond Delray Beach Marriott is just steps from Delrays thriving downtown district. The hotels SpanishMoorish architecture and dcor includes lavish marble, terracotta tiling, dark wood accents and rich furnishings. Oceanfront terraces overlook two palm-lined pools, highlighted by soaring columns and cascading waterfalls. Beach-view dining, ample meeting space (14,000 total square feet) and the exclusive oceanfront N Spa complete the unique experience at this spectacular resort hotel. Hot Topics which includes a partial ocean-view room and your choice of up to two services from the following selection: 50-minute Swedish Massage, 55-minute Essential Classic Facial, Warm Oil Scalp Massage, or Express manicure and pedicure combination. After a relaxing day at the Spa, walk down Atlantic Avenue to enjoy shopping, bistros, outdoor cafes, and art galleries. Rates from $309. Valid through Sept.30, 2012. Promotional Code: SPA. weekend, book the Summer Romance Package. Enjoy a partial ocean-view suite, breakfast for two each day, one $75 resort credit, and one bottle of champagne upon arrival. Rates from $379. Valid through Sept. 30, 2012. Promotional Code: LUV.Morikami exhibits paintings created by Japanese students in tsunamis aftermathExhibit runs through May 31 Gardens will showcase artwork created by Japanese elementary school students in the aftermath of the deadly March 2011 tsunami. Compiled from six schools in Japans Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, the exhibit will run through May 31, 2012. On display in the Morikamis Yamatokan, the exhibit features paintings based on three themes: Appreciation of World Friendship, My Life 10 Years from Now and What I Want to Do in the Future. The paintings were originally part of an exhibition displayed in Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan, in October 2011. The Japanese Foreign Ministry sent sets of 80 paintings to Japanese consulates worldwide. Paintings on display at the Morikami are currently on loan from the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami. The exhibit is free with paid museum admission: adults, $13; seniors (age 65 and over), $12; children (6-17), $8; students, $8; free for Morikami members and children under 5. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens has been a center for Japanese arts and culture in South Florida since its opening in 1977. The Morikami invites guests to discover South Floridas heritage and its connection with Japan, explore a series of six diverse gardens inspired by a different historical period and style of Japanese gardening. Experience traditional and contemporary Japanese culture through world-class exhibits, varied educational programs and seasonal events, bonsai display, pan-Asian cuisine and a distinctive Museum Store. For more information about the Morikami, its exhibitions, programs and events, visit Tuesday, May 1, 8 15 & 22, 2012 Ikenobo Ikebana Flower Arrangement Time: 1 3 p.m. Sumi-e Ink Painting Floral Sumi-e Ink Painting Landscape Saturday, May 5, 2012 Family Fun Workshop Series: Japanese Fish Printing Through Sunday, May 6, 2012 Old Techniques, New Interpretations: Japanese Prints from the Paul and Christine Meehan Collection Through Sunday, May 6, 2012 Mariko Kusumoto: Unfolding Stories Friday, May 11, 2012 Sushi & Stroll Summer Walk Series Sunday, May 13, 2012 Family Fun Programs: Mothers Day Craft Sunday, May 13 & 20, 2012 Sado-Omote Senke Tea Ceremony Class Wednesday, May 16, 23 & 30, 2012 Sogetsu Ikebana Flower Arrangement Saturday, May 19, 2012 Demonstrations of Sado, the Way of Tea May 22 Sept. 16, 2012 Ghosts, Goblins, and Gods: The Supernatural in Japanese Art Through May 31, 2012 Post-Tsunami Artwork by Japanese Students Hammock Trails May 1 & 2, 8 & 9. 15 & 16 10:00am Join a guided walk on our quartermile long boardwalk. Explore this rare remnant of coastal hardwood hammock, and get a glimpse of the past. Eco-Watch: May 2, 8 Get On the Environmental Cutting Edge. Are you interested in learning about the natural world around us? Attend this lecture series for a presentation by a guest scientist, researcher, or other expert. 7-8:30 p.m. $5 Donation Nature Craft for Mom May 5 Design and decorate a card and gift bag for mothers day using natural objects you nd at the Nature Center. Ages 7 12. 1-2:30 p.m Cost/child: Member $10 Non-member $15 Gumbo Limbo Golf Classic May 19 Please join us for the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center Golf Classic hosted by Swinehart, Shea & Associates, a nancial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. at the Boca Greens Country Club in Boca Raton. All proceeds will benet Gumbo Limbo Nature Centers Gordon Gilbert Scholarship Fund in Boca Raton, Florida. Registration includes, box lunch, shot gun start, putting contents, dinner with silent auction, rafe, and awards. For non-golfers, tickets available for the dinner only. 11:30 am start For more information and to register, visit Little Wonders May 20 Take this opportunity to introduce your novice naturalist to the plant and animal communities all around them, through hikes for little feet, crafts for tiny ngers, stories for growing minds. Ages 3&4 with an adult. (561) 338-1542. Time: 1-1:45 p.m. Cost per child: Member $5 Non-member $8 www.morikami.orgCelebrate Mothers Day at the Atlantic GrilleShow Mom how much you care this Mothers Day, May 13, with gifts from the heart and small gestures of love. Enjoy a beautiful brunch or dinner at Atlantic Grille intimate restaurant or enjoy the ocean breeze from an outdoor table overlooking vibrant Atlantic Avenue. Moms will receive a special Seagate Spa gift and a complimentary glass of champagne or mimosa in celebration of a day designed just for them! For brunch and dinner, Atlantic Grille will offer the Chefs Mothers Day Specials, along with their complete la carte menus. For more information or reservations, call 561-665-4900 or visit or In celebration and support of the U.S. Travel the Convention and Visitors Bureau will rally throughout Palm Beach County in an effort to demonstrate travels impact on local workers, businesses and economies. USTAs messaging this year is to Vote Travel. Get America Moving. and is a vote to allow the travel industry to thrive which contributes $1.9 trillion to the nations economy and supports 14.4 million American jobs that cannot be outsourced. Three VOTE TRAVEL rallies will be staged on May 8, Travel Rally Day, giving the Palm Beach County supports efforts to grow the travel industry, increase its economic impact and generate new jobs. The South Palm Beach Countyrally will be held at Mizner Park in Boca Raton at 9:00 a.m. Vote Travel rally set for South Palm Beach 50th Delray Affair proves a huge success Once again puts downtown in visitor spotlightPhotos by Georgia Handy Photography


The Delray Beach Pineapple May 2012 SPRING INTO SUMMER AT OLD SCHOOL SQUAREMay 7August 28 Spring/Summer 2012 Art & Photography Classes Old School Square Monday-Thursday and Saturday; class fees vary. Day and evening classes for beginners through masters. Classes include drawing, painting, mixed media, cartooning, portfolio prep, beginning digital photography and ne art photography. May 8 October 28, 2012 Ahoy Maitz! Pirates & Treasures! Old School Square Tues.-Sat., 10:30-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m. $10 general; $6 seniors; $4 students (13-21); $2 ages 4-12; free for ages 3 and under. This family-friendly exhibition will celebrate pirates, myths and legends through the remarkable and imaginative paintings of celebrated artist, Don Maitz, who also created the original Captain Morgan Spiced Rum character. A pirate ship made out of gold doubloons will greet visitors who can guess the number of coins for a chance to win a great prize. Activities planned throughout the six month run include Family Fundays, treasure hunts, and more. May 10, 2012 An Evening of Pirates, Myths & Legends with Artist Don Maitz Old School Square. Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m.; $10 admission A reception celebrating the summer exhibition, Ahoy Maitz! Pirates and Treasures! Meet celebrated artist, Don Maitz, who created the Captain Morgan Spiced Rum character. May 13, 2012 An Enchanted Afternoon for Mothers Day Culture, Old School Square. Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m., All moms receive free admission for Mothers Day. Others: $10 general; $6 seniors; $4 students (13-21); $2 ages 4-12. Treat mom to an afternoon of enchantment, myths and legends and create a special gift just for mom! June 17, 2012 Take Dad to See Pirates & Treasures Old School Square Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m., All dads receive free admission for Fathers Day. Others: $10 general; $6 seniors; $4 students (13-21); $2 ages 4-12. Treat dad to an art-lled afternoon treasure hunt for a chance to win a great prize. July 9 August 3, 2012 Kickin Arts Camp Old School Square Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Camp fee $250 per week plus $13 reg. fee Four one-week sessions will incorporate a different Pirates and Treasures theme each week -with lots of fun activities for boys and girls! Theatre games, music, art projects and more are led by a caring, creative staff who will give your child support and encouragement. A Friday Showcase for family and friends will cap each week. Bring lunch and a snack. Camp fee includes materials. September 9, 2012 Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of FUN! Old School Square Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; admission $8 adults; kids free with adult paid admission A family fun day lled with activities t for pirates and princesses. Treasure hunt, stories, crafts and a surprise guest. 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 561-243-7922; Take a day, or a couple of hours, to enjoy a true Experiential Alternative Health Fair. Experience rst-hand healing and self-improvement modalities brought to local Florida residents by The Quantum Empowerment Center in Delray Beach. Quantum Psychology? Hypnosis? Breathwork? Are you curious about these and other terms being used in the global spiritual shift that has emerged in the past few years? Are you curious about how they can be applied to your life and your own healing? Have you always wanted to know exactly how they work? Well here is your chance. On Sunday May 20, 2012 from 9:00am 7:30pm a special day is planned to share a hands-on workshop demonstrating the effectiveness of these healing and personal growth modalities. These are the modalities used at the Quantum Empowerment Center and taught at The Florida Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at 12 NE 5th Avenue in Delray Beach. Gain rst-hand knowledge of the effectiveness and power of these techniques and how you can use them for personal growth and healing during a full day of sampler classes. Gain insight into how they are used in our Practitioner Training Program, and how they can be applied within your own personal dynamic. Modalities explored will be Quantum Psychology, Hypnosis, Breath-work, Miracles, Shamanic Healing, Archetypes. Each class will be taught by a different instructor procient in that eld. A $30 all-day pass or $5 per class tax-deductible donation is suggested that will provide scholarships for the Institutes Childrens Attention Dynamics Program. Visit or www. or call 561-272-3733 for more information.Experiential Alternative Health Fair set for May 20Florida Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine


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ay 2012 The Delray Beach Pineapple Art Meets Technology by Nick DossmanTechnology is art. Some people look at their iPhone and see a tool, a game machine or a social networking nightmare waiting to happen. Others see a design, a concept and the product of brazen imagination. Everybody sees things differently, is all. We all use the same piece of equipment, made from the same microchips and they all basically do the same thing. They are our mini time machines; connecting us to the rest of the world at the speed of light. If we can paint a mural on a broken down wall in Miami, why cant we make our phones visually stimulating? says June. June Tapia of Delray Beach feels the innovation of technology can be celebrated through the use of modern art. You look at your phone every day. Its in your hands and in front of your face. Its on your desk, your kitchen counter, in your cars cup holder and just about anywhere else youve lost it in the past. When you nd it again, wouldnt it be delightful to nd a beautiful design made by a talented artist, instead of just a lifeless piece of machinery? June believes so and she wants to promote her colorful vision by selling these wonderfully imaginative cases. June is originally from New Mexico where she was surrounded by the vivid colors of Native American and Chicano art. At a young age, June found a deep spiritual connection with art and nature. This was passed down from her mother and grandmother. Both are talented, self taught artists. Their strength, imagination and courage have inspired June to discover a path of art illustrating a fearless excitement for life. Spot Coffee in Delray Beach. This collection joins abstract art and oil pastels on canvas. It also includes several acrylics on canvas pieces. Get ready to get hooked. The colors are reective. Imagination lls the canvases. A creative soul fuels her mind and ows through her ngertips. Swirls of red, green, blacks and blues embrace the texture of the canvas. Wait until you see her impressive pencil work drawings. Join June or stop by to see her art displayed all of May at Spot Coffee in Delray Beach. I wanted my art to be accessible and something that you could see anywhere, not just in a home, gallery or coffee shop. I wanted you to have it where you keep one of your most valuable commodities, right on your phone, says June. Hang Junes soulful art collection in your home or buy one as a mobile phone case. She will be featuring several of her favorite pieces as iPhone cases. This is something you do not want to miss. downtown Delray Beach. The cases are for sale at In the face ofNaziMachinesadvance,Weimar era was a hotbed music, full of irony Bold, provocative and titillating, features the biting music, songs and Hanns Eisler, Bertolt Brecht, Mischa SpolianskyMarcellus Schiffer. and art-sceneand satire.Germanys and arttheatreCabaret Verboten"scenes of Friedrich Hollaender, Kurt Weill, of 561-450-6357 arts garage6/22 7/29Delray Beach, FL 33444 180 NE 1st st. CabaretVerboten


The Delray Beach Pineapple May 2012 music by DrewTucker It all comes from the same place, I have a lot to give. Ian CavenDelray is known to have the best variety of musicians from all backgrounds grooving through Floridas music scene. I caught up with Shawn Hagood and Ian Caven at the very stylish Bond Street Salon in Pineapple Grove. There we spoke about the shape of music in Delray Beach as well as what its going to take to bring it to the next level.SHAWNHAGOODPittsburg native Shawn Hagood doesnt really like the term jack of all trades but when it comes to music, this multifaceted musician is exactly that. His company, HaGood Media LLC, does the promotional work for popular blues singer/guitarist Joe Bonamassa; he drums for the hip hop group Rich Kid Sound System and he plays keyboards for Arts Garage house band and Pangea Kidz. He is married to a band director he met working on his percussion degree at FAU and between them, they are the perfect musician couple. She keeps my feet on the ground and I keep her head in the clouds, Hagood muses. He has an interesting perspective on the Delray Music Scene. Its always evolving and always moving forward. The fact that you can nd it in the mix from classic rock to young indie bands, depending on what block youre on, is reminiscent of some of the cities like New York and Austin that are known for their music scene. Caven adds that Delray Beach still has so much room for growth and it seems as if Arts Garage is leading the way. Delray Beach has a diverse culture and a lot of the performers and programs are starting to reect that diversity. Caven is speaking specically about the Urban Underground series happening bi-monthly at Arts garage. Its grass roots, and that is what the music industry is all about. IANCAVENIan Caven knows grass roots. Born in Bristol, U.K., Caven moved to Jamaica at a young age and grew up watching the likes of U/Roy, Gregory Isaacs, and Bob Marley sweat it out in the ghettos and rise to legends. When life took him to New Jersey in the 1980s, he became neighbors with the legendary hip hop pioneer Curtis Blow. Since then, Caven has been an encyclopedia of old school hip hop and performs all the hits with his band 45Live. Nowadays, with shows like American Idol, people think you need to get lucky and get discovered, but the people I grew up watching werent making music for that reason. They were doing it to bring people together, and musicians are being forced to return to that now. I agree with what Caven is saying, as it reminds me of one of the key things that makes Delray great! An artist who is performing at Arts Garage shouldnt just be promoting his performance at Arts Garage, but should be Photo by Amy Pasquontonio On The Grind A look at how the day by day creators of Delray Beachs renowned music scene are making music and a difference in the Village by the Sea selling the town. All Im saying, Hagood says, is that you can get your hair cut at Bond Street salon and a quick walk gets you to drinks at Cut 432, dinner at Buddha Sky Bar, and then trek to the show with a bottle of wine at nine. Where else can you get a night like that? Its hard to argue with that logic. With all of the amazing tools at our disposal for promoting ourselves, we forget that building community is why we play music in the rst place. Facebook invites and a series of tweets are only half the battle, he says. Caven lives this belief. His daughter was the second recipient of a stem cell transplant for Sickle Cell Anemia. As a result, Caven puts on several fundraisers each year for the Miami Childrens Hospital, where his daughter received the treatment. He just held his annual Cuts For The Cause event at Bond Street Salon and is hosting a Putt Putt golf tournament at Puttn Around Delray on June 14th. It all comes from the same place, I have a lot to give. If you dont have a heart to give back, it is hard to be a good performer, Caven says passionately. Rich Kid Sound System, the project that Hagood drums for, releases its debut LP entitled, No Cheers for Pioneers in May. Caven will be everywhere with his band 45live and both of them will be at the popular Urban Underground Series at Arts Garage on June 2nd. The sixth installment is entitled Summer of : Twenty Years of Hip Hop and will feature the best up and coming MCs along with live breakdancing and grafti. Catch Caven and Hagood at and Drew Tucker is the owner of Tucker Music Academy and the Education and Outreach Coordinator at Arts Garage. Connect with him at Illustrators Your illustration can make it on the front cover of The Pineapple's Art and Music Section. for more information Contact: ILLUSTRATORS@


ay 2012 The Delray Beach Pineapple Drew and The Woo is a regular Pineapple series that follows two young professionals as they look for the perfect night out in Delray Beach. Theyll 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 youre going to want to follow in their footsteps. At the end of the year, Drew and The Woo will select their top choice for each category and invite the whole city to come out and join them for The Best Night Out In Downtown Delray. HAPPY HOUR Breathes happy hour is as much about good eats as it is about cocktails. The deal on booze is impressive, half off premium liquor, wine and beer but its their signature bar treats (starting at $6) that keep folks chilling for hours. Drew: A little NYC style haunt right here! At long last, Delray Beach has a truly upscale lounge and bar. Couches, low tables and killer accent lighting give this place a unique and mellow vibe. Ryan: Youre exactly right. I never realized Downtown Delray was missing this kind of spot, until Breathe opened its doors. No one has successfully tackled the lounge like atmosphere found in big cities here in Delray. Drew: Theyve also done a fantastic job of offering two very different layouts, while still being cohesive. You have the ne dining area on the left and the New York vibing martini bar on the right. And both serve incredible food and stiff drinks. Ryan: Ah yes. But, both sides dont have these two gentlemen behind the bar. Talk about classic big city bartenders. From their attire to their bar-side-manner these guys are top notch. Drew: Sounds like you have a bit of a crush, dude. Ryan: Funny. Well, it is worth mentioning that the women hanging at Breathe had even more complimentary words for our two happy hour hosts. Drew: Care to share? Ryan: Nope. Drew: But this is important to report on. It might be essential to someones happy hour selection. Ryan: Ill pass on quoting, I was eavesdropping. But youre right. So although Ill catch slack for it, you can quote me or them Breathe has the best-looking male bartenders in downtown Delray. Drew: Wow. Thanks for sharing; I probably wouldve left that out. Ryan: Someone has to look out for our female readers. Drew: And it sounds like youre just the gal for the job! An Asian Fusion restaurant with South Beach style dcor, Union is out to make a name for itself as the most deceptively affordable restaurant on the Avenue. Drew: Dinner under $20 is going to be tight because I want everything on this menu. Won Ton Cones, Deconstructed Ramen, Sesame Orange Filet Mignon Skewers, Red Curry Roasted Mussels. Are you sure we can eat here? Ryan: Im having the Almond Panko Chicken, some Edamame and a Mich Ultra. All for under 20 bucks. Drew: Thats incredible. Ill have the Union Tuna Stack, some Gekkeikan Sake and half of your Edamame. Ryan: Thats cool, I can share. As a matter of fact thats probably the best way to eat at Union. Order a bunch of plates and, bonus, they come in sizes, small, medium, large and share them with your table. Drew: Tapas style! Ryan: Yup. Its a mainstay trend for diners and foodies, and Unions doing it right. Drew: Speaking of trends isnt this one of the hippest restaurants youve ever been in? Its like an indoor and outdoor nightclub and a spaceship had a baby. Ryan: Im not sure how that metaphor is going to translate, but I get ya. Union is certainly writing its own rules. Their approach to dining in Delray is certainly revolutionary, not just evolutionary. One of a kind seems clich but it ts here. Drew: I hate to jump away from the incredible menu but we gotta discuss these TVs. The entire back wall is one amazing high def work of art. Ryan: What are we watching on this HD masterpiece? Drew: A giant sh tank, YouTube clips, Miami Heat games, cult classic icks, MMA and just about anything else Unions people think will entertain their guests. Ryan: And thats key to Union, too, by the way. The owners are constantly meeting-andgreeting. They know their guests and they know how to charm the pants off them. Drew: Ryan: Exactly. Its a bar, art gallery and performance space all in one. A newer concept for Delray Beach, the Beat Cup is known for its caffeinated beverages, eclectic avor, and insane drum line. Drew: The Beat Cup denitely wins for originality. Theyve got Nintendo GameCube projected on the wall, chairs hanging from the ceiling and a chandelier made out of a tuba. Ryan: Yeah and the crowd is a severe departure from most places we go to catch live music. Drew: Because theyre young? Ryan: No, because theyre REALLY young. Drew: Or are you just really old. I think its pretty interesting. One act after another introduces us to some quasi-talented kids and we get the opportunity to see what theyve got. Ryan: What theyve got is noise. Drew: See. There you go being an old man again. Relax a bit and give the place a shot. Grab a Monster energy drink and get down on Mario Kart. Ryan: Yeah, yeah. So are you going to talk more about the music? Drew: On this night, the Beat Cup is featuring a mixed bag of novice musicians. First, a high school level rock band. Followed by two very young, very white rappers. And then a fairly decent reggae band wraps up the night. Ryan: Shall we elaborate on any of those performances? Drew: No. Instead I want to talk about the drum line culture that grooves at Beat Cup. While the music is rocking inside, a few regulars jam out to their own beats in the courtyard. Drumming can be a pretty hip communal activity if done right. Ryan: Yeah I must say, the outside was pretty chill. I think I even heard local hip-hop sensation, The Vulture, freestyling over some of those beats. Drew: You sure did. And thats why this joint is important. By providing a place where young artists can get together and collaborate the Beat Cup is nurturing the musical talents of tomorrow. Ryan: They could discover the next Justin Beaver. Drew: I think you mean Bieber. Justin Bieber. Ryan: Whatever. Im old. Since 1975, Frog Lounge has been serving Delray Beach locals whiskey shots, ice cold beers, Jack & Cokes, and pretty much any libation you can think of. The place features a dartboard, pool table and several TVs for watching games. Drew: Well, our age demographic just spiked. Ryan: I know and its great. Finally some seasoned drinkers to chat up. Oh and it looks like they have a few tables prepared for a little Texas Holdem. Drew: You play poker? Ryan: I do now. Anything to hang with some true Delray locals. Sitting around these tables is a wealth of knowledge about our city, the people and most importantly the bars. Drew: Yeah, but what sets this late night dive bar apart from the others weve reviewed? Ryan: Nothing really and thats what I love about these places. Same style dcor, same drinks, same music and best of all same people. Name a bar on Atlantic that I can walk into for the rst time and be greeted by 6-7 people all wanting to know my name and why I came. Drew: So you could say that at Frog Lounge everybody knows your name and theyre always glad you came? Ryan: Cheers reference. Nice. But seriously, thats exactly what this place is like. Its like stepping into a television show. Everyone has their own story about The Frog and theyre all willing to share. Drew: Win any money? Ryan: Not even close. But, I did enjoy a few rounds of shots courtesy of the card shark sitting next me. Drew: So it was a $5 buy in and the last player standing gets a bar tab, right? Ryan: Thats correct. It just so happens, theres a local company called No Limit Pub Poker Tour and they put on these events nightly throughout Delray Beach. Mini no-limit poker tournaments can be found at half a dozen bars downtown. You can play somewhere different every night. Drew: Any new fun activity, that doesnt involve eating, is a welcome addition to downtown. Ryan: And I cant think of a better place to enjoy said new fun activity than The Frog. Walk. Bed. Sleep. Want us to consider your favorite local hangout? Email us at The Search for The Perfect Night Out: PART V


The Delray Beach Pineapple May 2012 Artist and Delray Beach resident Sally Painter takes an unusual approach to her oral subjects, highlighting the natural elements of their beauty while focusing on the harmony and balance of the entire composition. Using oil on canvas, she works to illuminate alternative perspectives, inviting the viewer to look anew on familiar owers and fauna and truly see the vibrant splendor they have to offer. What makes Painters images so unique is her focus on the sundrenched color and elaborate detail of each species she chooses as her subject matter. Her compositions are visually stunning as individual petals unfurl across the canvas, highlighting the immense beauty to be found in natures creations. For Painter, the actual artistic process is akin to a dance; just as in dance the body responds instinctively to music, likewise for her the brush seems to move on its own. Having grown up on a farm, Painter approaches her subjects from a horticultural perspective but also with a painterly eye. By translating her natural love for owers onto the canvas, she is able to bring the works alive, capturing such intricate details as the texture of the petals and the lushness of the colors. What results are detailed images that draw the viewer into the world of the owers that lie before them, so that they can almost see the petals trembling in the breeze and smell the intoxicating fragrance of the blooms. Painter moved to Delray Beach from Northern California in July 2004, just in time for Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. Since then, she has had the opportunity to pursue her passion of painting. She has studied with a few art teachers in Delray and Boca Raton, most notably, Roselyn Kirsch, an inspiration and mentor who was a highly respected instructor at the Boca Museum Art School. In my art, I try to provoke emotion from the viewer, Painter says. Often, it is a feeling of whimsy or humor with the goal of lightening the observers day, if only for a few minutes. In others, I study owers from an unusual perspective. Her paintings have been selected for display at the Prudential Courtyard Building in Delray County Crest Exhibit (2010), The Lighthouse ArtCenter (2010), Featured Artist at the Palm Beach Lauderdale (January-February 2012). Several pieces have been sold to private families in Spokane, Washington, San Francisco, Beverly Hills, New York and the Delray Beach/Boca Raton area. Painter will be exhibiting at Agora Gallery in the Chelsea District, the heart of New York City, from June 12July 3rd, 2012. A graduate of Pepperdine University with a BS in Business Administration and Management, Painter and her husband own Western Star Nurseries, with several locations in Northern California. She is also an active volunteer and board member of the South County American Red Cross and lives in Delray Beach with her husband, Bob and son, Tyler. Visit her website a httop:// Sally PainterIluminating Alternative Perspectives


ay 2012 The Delray Beach Pineapple events calendar Will You Outlive Your Income During Retirement? Certied Financial Planner Barry Rabinowitz 2:00pm Delray Beach Public Library. 10 effective investment principles and questions you should ask any nancial advisor. Free. 100 W. Atlantic Avenue. Complementary Wine Tasting 5:30pm 7:30pm Old Vines, Wine & Spirits. Complementary wine tasting with real glasses! 900 E. Atlantic Ave. 561-276-2076 Book Signing 7pm Tom Corcoran will speak and sign his new book The Quick Adios -Murder on the Beach Bookstore 273 NE 2nd Avenue 561-279-7790 Irish Theatre of Florida presents The Country Boy, 8pm The Crest Theatre. 51 N. Swinton. 561-243-7922. Prom for Mom 12pm-4pm Formal/semi-formal affair where moms can put on their best dress and relive their high school years. Prom queen will be crowned. $10 adult/$5 youth 5 years and up. Contact Rashod Smith at 561-243-7356. Pompey Park, 1101 NW 2nd St. Cinco de Mayo Fiesta presented by the Hispanic-Latino Cultural Alliance. 2pm 10pm Old School Square Pavilion. 51 N. Swinton. 561-734-4937 Master Class presented by South Florida Symphony Orchestra 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm Internationally acclaimed pianist and guest soloist of the South Florida Symphony Jeffrey Chappell returns to the Arts Garage for Master Classes with Palm Beachs most talented young pianists. ($10, students free) Arts Garage 180 NE 1st St. Call 561-450-6357 for tickets. Jazz ProjectSammy Figueroa Celebrating Latin Culture on Cinco de Mayo. 8pm Arts Garage -180 NE 1st St. Call 561-450-6357 for tickets. Live entertainment at Kevro Art Bar 166 SE 2nd Avenue. Classical Explosion: South Florida Symphony 7pm Serenade Chamber Series Following the performance of Dvorak and Schubert join the musicians, Maestra Alfonso, and SFSO CEO and board of directors for dessert and champagne. Arts Garage -180 NE 1st St. or call 561-450-6357 for tickets. Old School Square School of Art & Photography Spring/Summer Class Registration is Open! Spring classes begin May 7. Summer classes will be held in (3) four-week terms: June, July and August. An Evening of Pirates, Myths & Legends with Artist Don Maitz, 6pm 7:30pm Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture, Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave. 561-243-7922; $10 admission. Reception celebrating the summer exhibition, Ahoy Maitz! Pirates and Treasures! Meet celebrated artist, Don Maitz, who created the Captain Morgan Spiced Rum character. Sushi & Stroll Summer Walk Series 5:30pm 8:30pm -$7 adults, $5 children. $2 for optional taiko drumming performance. Stroll the gardens at your own pace and try something delicious from the Cornell Caf. Morikami Museum, 4000 Morikami Park Road. 561-495-0233 G-Star School Student Showcase, Crest Theatre, 7:00pm. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave. 561-967-2023 The 26th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament 11:30am 6pm. 1pm shotgun start; 5pm cocktails and hors doeuvres followed by award ceremony. Gleneagles Country Club 561-279-0907 The Sail Inn Tavern 3rd Annual Charity Fishing Tournament Supporting Hospice of Palm Beach County. Contact Inga Simpson on 561-436-4300 for more information. Creatures & Collages by Latin masters and contemporary artists. 5 to 9 PM Ford Fine Art, 260 NE 5th Av. 561 900-7167 (Submit images of your favorite creatures to and we will collage into a digital Creature to be unleashed at the opening.) Amazing Mom and Son Challenge Community Center. 50 NW 1st Avenue. Varied start times from 9am. Mom and son teams will race around the City of Delray Beach looking for clues and performing challenges. Divisions start at 5 years old. 561-2437277 or Magic and Comedy Night 7pm (family show) and 9pm (adult show) Puppetry Arts Center, 94 NE 2nd Ave. Presented by 4-time Florida State Magic Champion, the Amazing Mr. A, along with James Changeeld. 561-243-4330 Ride & Remember Trolley Tour: Sponsored by Florida Power & Light and The Colony Hotel, the tour takes riders on a tour of the citys ve historic districts. Riders will tour the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Old School Square and a third location (to be announced). Riders will also disembark at select historic sites for a closer look at the fascinating history of Delray Beach. Pick-Up location: Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, 170 NW Fifth Avenue, Delray Beach. Dates/Times: From 10 a.m.-noon. Cost: $15 per person. For more information, call 561-279-8883 or visit Jazz Project Troy Roberts & Nu Jive Quartet 8pm Awardwinning, Grammy-nominated Australian saxophonist and composer Troy Roberts explores the funky side of jazz Arts Garage -180 NE 1st St. Call 561-450-6357 for tickets. USTA Tennis Qualifying, main draw and doubles matches for the Delray Beach ITF. 561-330-6600. Ahoy Maitz and Moms! 1pm 4:30pmCornell Museum of Art & American Culture, Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave. 561-243-7922; All moms receive free admission. Others: $10 general; $6 seniors; $4 students (13-21); $2 ages 4-12. Treat Mom to an art-lled afternoon of pirates, myths and legends through the imaginative paintings of artist, Don Maitz. Author T.J. Cesarz will present a program on his book titled: Game On: The Power of the Sports Marketing Deal. It takes a look at the grassroots sports marketing business and company founder, Steve Tebon, of Exclusive Sports Marketing, Inc. You will learn the importance of establishing, strengthening & maintaining professional and personal relationships, creating an identity for your company and capitalizing on it, and going above and beyond what your sponsors/partners expect. The book will appeal to CEOs, entrepreneurs, small business owners and sports marketing students. Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. Registration is not required. The Delray Beach Public Library 2:00pm Internet Marketing & Social Media 6pm 8pm $15 Florida Womens Business Center 401 W. Atlantic Avenue. Free 561-265-3790 x111 Big Top On the Ave (formerly Art & Jazz) 6pm 10pm Rainbow Circus will perform Cirque du Soleil style acts. Become an acrobat yourself on the ying trapeze with Trapeze Experience on the Old School Square lawn. Open Air Gallery, Music and circus atmosphere 561-279-1380 x17 Take Heed Productions presents Shakespeare at the Pavilion Much Ado About Nothing, 8pm. Old School Square Pavilion. 51 N. Swinton. 561-243-7922. $5 suggested donation. A fast-paced, high energy approach to Much Ado About Nothing uses only SIX actors to play the more than 15 roles! Bring your blankets, chairs and picnic dinners! Ian Maksin A cellist of international repute, Maksin brings a diverse array of musical styles to South Florida. 7:30pm Arts Garage -180 NE 1st St. Call 561-450-6357 for tickets. MAY 18 JUNE 3 Twelve Angry Men This gripping courtroom drama begins when a judge places the life of a frightened Puerto Rican teenager into the hands of twelve middle-class jurors. Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 NW 9th St. Tickets $30 Call 561-272-1281 ex.4 for showtimes. National Kids to Parks Day 10am 1pm This free event presents recreational games including the sack race, basketball contests, crazy games, karate and more! Enjoy snacks and arts and crafts along with free admission to the pool. Pompey Park, 1101 NW 2nd Street.(561) 243-7277 The Second Annual Ales on the Ave. Pub Crawl will feature three stops (Park Tavern, Tryst, Coffee District), each with unique beers on tap and in cask! The crawl starts at 4 p.m. at Park Tavern. Jazz Project: Negronis Trio Celebrating Latin Culture 8pm Arts Garage -180 NE 1st St. Call 561-450-6357 for tickets. Puttn Around (350 NE 5th Ave., Delray Beach, 33483) will be hosting a mini golf tournament and craft beer day. Channel your inner Caddy Shack characters and the most outrageous golf attire will be rewarded. Battle of the Books 4:30pm Delray Beach Library. Reading incentive program for teens. Go to for a list of books and more information on the program. 561-266-9490 Wednesday, May 23rd at 2:00 p.m. Join former New York City Guide Steve Schlesinger for a Virtual Tour of Manhattan. His tour follows the traditional bus tours of Manhattan. Youll enjoy the trip whether you are a native New Yorker or just someone who loves New York! Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. Registration is not required. The Delray Beach Public Library Jazz Project: Chris Labarbera 8pm Experience Chris LaBarberas exceptional upper register and extraordinary jazz interpretations. Arts Garage -180 NE 1st St. Call 561-450-6357 for tickets. Delray Beach Craft Festival 10:00am 5:00pm at the Delray Beach Tennis Center parking lot 561-746-6615 or Divas in Art 7pm A night of magical and amusing female illusionists. Arts Garage -180 NE 1st St. Call 561450-6357 for tickets. Call Me Mr. Abbott The Life and Career of George Abbott In a career that spanned 92 years George Abbott wrote, directed and produced more successful shows than any other man in the history of Broadway. Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 NW 9th St. Tickets $30 Call 561-272-1281 ex.4 for showtimes. 31 Book Signing 7pm James Swain will speak and sign his new book Dark Magic-Murder on the Beach Bookstore 273 NE 2nd A venue 561-279-7790 MAY EXHIBITS Fort Mose: Colonial Americas Black Fortress of Freedom May 2-July 29th. Explore the history of Fort Mose, Americas rst legally sanctioned free black community. Based on ve years of research at Mose and in Spain, the exhibit explores the African-American colonial experience in the Spanish colonies, from the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the time of the American Revolution. This little-known story offers a powerful alternative image to slavery as the dominant theme in African-American history. Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. 170 NW 5th Ave. $5 per person. 561-279-8883 or Spring/Summer 2012 Art & Photography Classes May 7 August 28 -School of Art & Photography at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave. 561-243-7922, ext. 317; Monday-Thursday and Saturday; Fees vary. Classes include drawing, painting, mixed media, cartooning, portfolio prep, beginning digital photography and ne art photography. Ahoy Maitz! Pirates & Treasures!May 8 October 28 Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture, Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave.,561-243-7922; This family-friendly exhibition will celebrate pirates, myths and legends through the remarkable and imaginative paintings of celebrated artist, Don Maitz, who also created the Captain Morgan Spiced Rum character. Guess the number of gold doubloons on our pirate ship, take an art-inspired treasure hunt, learn pirate fun facts and enjoy the childrens interactive gallery. Ghosts, Goblins and Gods: The Supernatural in Japanese Art May 22 September 16th. View an array of paintings, prints, sculptural gures and masks depicting other worldly beings. Morikami Museum, 4000 Morikami Park Road. 561-495-0233 Abstract Art & Mixed MediaDelray Beach Librarys 2nd oor Gallery through June 2. This unique exhibit features Delray Beach artist Raquel Gaudet. 100 West Atlantic Avenue. Robert Mayes Art Exhibit Month of May. Kevro Art Bar 166 SE 2nd Avenue. Magic and Comedy Night 7pm (family show) and 9pm (adult show) Puppetry Arts Center, 94 NE 2nd Ave. Presented by 4-time Florida State Magic Champion, the Amazing Mr. A, along with James Changeeld. 561-243-4330 Please Send Your Calendar Listings To:


The Delray Beach Pineapple May 2012 events calendar www.delraypineapple.comDELRAY BEACHCITY DIRECTORYDelray Beach City Hall 100 NW 1st Avenue Delray Beach, Florida 33444 www.mydelraybeach.comGeneral Information (561) 243-7000 Emergency 9-1-1 Non-Emergency (561) 243-7800 Citizen Service Requests (561) 243-7012 City Managers Ofce (561) 243-7010 Utility Billing (561) 243-7100 Water/Sewer Maint. (561) 243-7312 Parks & Recreation (561) 243-7250 Municipal Golf Course (561) 243-7380 City Clerks Ofce (561) 243-7050 Jobline (561) 243-6201 PBC Animal Control (561) 276-1344 Police Department (561) 243-7888 Fire Department (561) 243-7400DELRAY BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS Tuesday, May 1 @ 2:00 p.m. Healthy Living Series Foot Pain? Know Your Options presented by the Delray Medical Ctr. Wednesday, May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 @ 11:30 am Socrates Caf Weekly discussion group facilitated by Claire Drattell & Don Clare Wednesday, May 2 @ 2:00 p.m. Business Series Retirement Planning presented by Barry Rabinowitz Thursday, May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 @ 1:00 4:30 p.m. Empowerment Zone presented by Reference Librarian Brian Smith Saturday, May 5, 12, 19 & 26 @ 10:00 a.m. The Writers Studio weekly Saturday morning program Contact Howard Gleichenhaus at 561-638-7251 Monday, May 7 & 21 @ 10:00 a.m. Quilting Bee Twice monthly quilting class presented by Catherine Marshall & Karen Pugh Monday, May 7, 14, & 21 @ 1:00 4:30 p.m. Empowerment Zone presented by Reference Librarian Brian Smith Monday, May 7, 14, & 21 @ 5:15 p.m. Got Gaming? presented by Young Adult Librarian Loanis Menendez-Cuesta Tuesday, May 8 @ 6:00 p.m. Evening Book Group. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett presented by rotating book group leaders Thursday, May 10 & 24 @ 10:30 a.m. Craft Series Knit N Purl presented by rotating Facilitators Thursday, May 10 @ 2:00 p.m. Memorial Day Program Memories of the Greatest Generationpresented by Fred Singer Monday, May 14 @ 2:00 p.m. Game On: The Power of the Sports Marketing Deal presented by author T.J. Cesarz Monday, May 21 @ 1:00 p.m. Afternoon Book Group Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman presented by Reference Librarian Kathleen Hensman Tuesday, May 22 @ 2:00 p.m. Healthy Living Series Alexander Technique Workshop: Posture & Movement presented by Matt Pressman Wednesday, May 23 @ 2:00 p.m. Virtual Tour of Manhattan presented by Steve Schlesinger Art Exhibits March 31 June 2 Abstract Art & Mixed Media Raquel Gaudet Free Computer Workshops Sign up at the Reference Desk May 7 Beginning Computers @ 11:00 a.m. May 8 Internet @ 2:00 p.m. May 9 E-Mail @ 2:00 p.m. May 15 File Management @ 2:00 p.m. May 16 Facebook @ 2:00 p.m. May 21 Beginning Computers @ 11:00 a.m. May 22 Internet @ 2:00 p.m. May 23 E-Mail @ 2:00 p.m. May 29 Facebook @ 2:00 p.m. May 30 Facebook @ 2:00 p.m. Classes Meet Upstairs in the Technology Center LIBRARY CLOSED MEMORIAL DAY MAY 28 LAUGHTER


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The Delray Beach Pineapple May 2012 Your Downtown Delray Beach Community Newspaper May 2012BusinessRealEstatedelray beach The Pineapple By JD Latorre Special to The Pineapple What do you get when you put a NYU Stern School of Business grad and entrepreneur with success in multiple industries, together with a Canadian-born Young associate, and leave them simmering for 10 years? You get two best friends, business partners, and recently-turned restaurateurs and co-founders behind Union, Atlantic Aves hottest new Asian Fusion Restaurant. Shaking up the Delray dining scene, Union has provided locals and snow birds alike with an alternative local venue for great and affordable cuisine in a with the savvy of lifetime restaurateurs. Stephen Chin and Scott Kennedy met in 2003 at Coral Ridge Country Club where they were introduced by the clubs golf director. As many great friendships begin, Chin and Kennedy developed theirs over hours of playing golf. We played golf together every day, says Kennedy. Ten years later, they simply refer to one another as best friends and business partners. Theres a lot to be said for friendship. I hope people are blessed with the same friendship that I have had in Steve, Kennedy says. The Union co-founders have worked together on a number of different projects. Their rst foray into the restaurant industry began in 2006 with the process of opening a restaurant in Southern California. Just before the real estate market bubble burst, Chin announced that he did not have a good feeling about the venture. Some may call it luck, but most would attribute it to Chins innate business know-how. Kennedy never waivered on Chins intuition and so they walked away from this restaurant opportunity in the nick of time. As Kennedy explains, Golf has given me the opportunity to get to know some of the most successful self-made business people around the world. I can tell you that there is something unique about them; they just see the world differently. There is nothing that indicates that the real estate market was going to fall out, but Steve somehow anticipated it. In the summer of 2009, their business savvy was put to the test when they met world renowned putting instructor Marius Filmalter. Using their innovation and entrepreneurial drive, they put together an instructional golf DVD called Automatic Putting which, by late 2011, was considered one of the best-selling instructional putting DVDs of all time. In 2011, Kennedy and Chin wanted to fulll their desire of opening a restaurant and decided to go full steam ahead with their plans. As they took in the ambience of the Ave., they saw the positioning of Caliente Kitchen and Tryst and commented that these restaurants had what they viewed as the key location on the Ave. The very next day, they became aware of an opportunity to purchase Caliente Kitchen. As they walked through the restaurant for the very rst time, they had a feeling that this was the place for their dining concept and bought it that very day. Kennedy and Chins mantra with the development of Union has always been things happen the way that they are supposed to. Unions vision is to provide high quality food, a great ambience and a reasonably that. As Chin explained, We didnt really know what we had until mid-February when Beth Landman, writer for New York Magazine and Vanity Fair, stopped in for dinner and eventually wrote that Union was the best deal in South Florida. Although Kennedy and Chin had provided suggestions and some guidance regarding the direction of the menu, it was the imagination and creativity of Union Executive Chef Rich Achaia who made it possible to bring Unions standout Asian fusion concept to life. We are happy to say that we have been successful in achieving our goals so far, says Kennedy. We have a very exciting summer program we plan to roll out in the coming months. Kennedy also credits Butch Johnson, owner of 32 East and Tryst: Butch has been a great neighbor and friend, whether it was providing some local insight or just borrowing a ladder, we are fortunate to be able to learn from him. Union is becoming what they anticipated restaurant. Union provides a trendy, cool looking venue, intended for both locals and visitors alike. Its certainly comforting to know that Union will always be a welcome spot for the locals and, without a doubt, Asian comfort food at its best. BUSINESS SCHOOL AND GOLF HIGHLIGHT RECIPE FOR SUCCESSUnions partners forge friendship rstUnion partners Scott Kennedy and Stephen Chin Things happen the way that they are supposed to.Stephen Chin and Scott Kennedy limit to what the Delray Beach community can accomplish when it comes together. On Wednesday, April 18th, Delray Beach scored a huge win by bringing the coveted BizBash Florida Readers Choice Event Producer of the Year Award home for Executive Director of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC), Sarah Martin. This award means so much because the winner was determined by peoples votes, Martin explains. Out of 11 nalists from some of the largest cities in Florida, we won because Delray Beach supporters all voted. Martin, who is responsible for producing the Signature Delray Beach Event Series, On The Ave and producing the famous 100-foot Christmas Tree, July Fourth and First Night for the City, will be honored by BizBash in their nationally distributed magazine. Biz Bash publishes magazines, e-newsletters, hosts websites and produces trade shows and award shows all over the United States and is heavily recognized and celebrated in the event industry worldwide. The win will bring exciting exposure to Delray Beach. Sarah Martin has been making a spectacle for the last 10 years in Delray Beach, with supersize events in the public forum. Known to be a recracker in the community, she has brought new life to the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative, a 501c(6) organization responsible for marketing Delray Beach. Martins efforts have earned Delray Beach national attention. Her events bring in anywhere from 30,000 to 125,000 people. Grammy-winning artists grace her stages. While building the communitys 100-foot Christmas tree is a major feat in itself, Mar tin increased attendance tenfold at the event by arranging for Santas arrival in the heart of Delray Beach via helicopter. Martins driving force, increasing economic impact for the community, brought $10 million to Delray Beach last scal year. After graduating from Florida Atlantic University, Martin was C.E.O. of her own public arts consultation company, working with municipalities such as Coral Springs, Delray Beach, and Miami Beach. She joined the DBMC as Director of Special Events in 2006 after freelancing with the DBMC for two years. She was named Executive Director in 2010.BizBash Award for the Delray Beach Marketing CooperativeCommunity spirit brings home coveted recognition The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation held a Celebrity Bartending Event at City Oyster Restaurant on April 26. Among those taking part in the benet for JDRF were (top row) Joyce Chen, Florida Professional Mediators; Michael Metzger, MD Cardiology and Internal Medicine; Tom Kriete Computer Worx; Kerri Burke Comerica Bank; Mark Perry Perry-Kern, Attorney at Law; (bottom row) Woodie McDufe Mayor of Delray Beach. Sarah Martin


ay 2012 The Delray Beach Pineapple heart of Delrays Pineapple Grove District sits an authentic retro-style barbershop paying homage to classic barbershops of the past. Lanzettas Classic Barbershop is a mens luxury barber, shave, and retail shop with a gentlemans club feel and a classic American barbershop vibe. Truly Delray Beachs rst business of its kind to offer traditional barbering services in an upscale and masculine environment. The atmosphere has a very country club feel, mingled with a classic American cigar bar encounter. The ambiance blends the nostalgia of an old-fashioned barbershop with luxurious modern conveniences, while creating the ultimate environment for men, as well as for the women who shop for them. When owner and operator Antonio Lanzetta opened Lanzettas, his motivation was to create a modernized version of a classic barbershop. Men are working longer and harder than before. Its nice to have a barbershop that caters to the ner things in life, in an upscale environment, Lanzetta says. As a man just wanting to get a good haircut, I didnt like going to expensive womens salons. And as a professional, I wanted to go somewhere better than a discount hair chop-shop. So I created Lanzettas Classic Barbershop. Here, you can get a great haircut or a hot lather shave and leave feeling condent, fresh, and renewed. Patrons are encouraged to relax while listening to classic Sinatra, enjoy a beverage, check out sports or news channels, get grooming services tailored specically for them, and just enjoy the experience, as a good cut or shave is as much about the experience as the end result. The unique approach recaptures the feel of great American barbershops with a modern viewpoint. Lanzettas offers a full line of traditional old-fashioned scissor over comb, clipper haircuts, straightedge shaves, and a variety of relaxing grooming services exclusively for men. An old school encounter mingled with modern conveniences and historic charm, Lanzettas is located at 164 NE 2nd Avenue in Pineapple Grove. Join Antonio for cocktails and hor doeurves to help celebrate their grand opening on Saturday, May 5th from 7:30pm 10:30pm. Visit for info.LANZETTAS CLASSIC BARBERSHOP CREATES LINK TO TIME GONE BY introduces natural language search retailer, headquartered in Delray Beach, announced the launch of Cruise Finder Plus, a free-text cruise search box, on its website www.icruise. com This innovative new feature uses award-winning, natural language search technology that allows consumers to find cruise vacations by typing or speaking their travel parameters. Visitors to the home page see both a typical search with drop-down menus that are common on most travel sites and Cruise Finder Plus, which allows users to search in complete, naturally-spoken phrases with as much detail as they like. For example, a search for: Mediterranean cruises from Istanbul in July on a sailing ship or Disney cruise to Alaska on August 18 will return real-time search results just like standard search methods. Google Chrome users can speak their phrases if they prefer. Web users cant always verbalize what they want online like they can with an actual travel agent, says Uf Tukel, Co-President of parent, WMPH Vacations. Cruise Finder Plus lets them do that with immediate and accurate results. partnered with Israelbased Evature, a leading provider of free-text search technology, to become the first in the cruise industry to provide this natural-language search on a website. Evatures EVA, B2B service, won the DEMO award for most game-changing travel innovation at the PhoCusWright 2011 Innovation Summit. Cruise Finder Plus uses EVA to parse key elements from a users search phrase, then receives a response from the booking engine reflecting the consumers cruise preferences. EVA provides consumers with a superior travel-search experience, says Barry Volinskey, Co-Founder of Evature, We are very excited to cooperate with to offer an industry-first natural language cruise search. Tukel says iCruise is dedicated to keeping an eye on emerging technologies. Whether its mobile apps or natural language search, we are constantly looking for new and convenient ways to help our clients find the right cruise vacation. Evature is a perfect example of an innovative company that has a great solution to a common problem. th house milestone for Habitat for HumanityHabitat For Humanity of South Palm Beach County recently celebrated a milestone, raising the roof on the 100th house the local chapter has built in its 20year history. The home, in Boynton Beach, should be completed by this summer.Ellies 50s DinerA familiar icon of Delray Beach has a new look. Ellies 50s Diner now has a new sign featuring its star, Ellie, and a 1950s-era Chevy convertible. The restaurant, at 2410 N. Federal Hwy., has also added outdoor seating. To nd out more, swing by Ellies or call (561) 276-7716.Delray Beach Elks LodgeThe Delray Beach Elks Lodge #1770 continued its tradition of helping several families served by the Caridad Center during the holidays and also hosted 12 children in need from the local Boys and Girls Club during its annual Christmas Party. The lodge also raised more than $8,000 for the ght against Cystic Fibrosis during its 31st Annual Country Western Dinner Dance. The money will be used to help fund the Sunny Shores Sea Camp that serves children with Cystic Fibrosis at no charge.Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic moves to MayThe 26th Annual Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic is on the move. This year the classic will be held on Friday, May 11, rather than in December, and at a new location. The 2012 Golf Classic will be held on the recently renovated Legends Course at Gleneagles Country Club. The tournament will kick off at 11:30 a.m. with registration and lunch, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. It will wrap up at 5 p.m. with cocktails and hor doeuvres followed by an awards ceremony. The cost is $600 for a foursome or $150 per player. Sponsors include PGA Tour Superstore, Waste Management and Gleneagles Country Club. For more information or to become a sponsor, call 561-279-0907.Mini-Golf Raises $1,200 for Habitat for HumanityMore than 50 golfers were on hand for the Delray Chamber of Commerce Mens Groups First Mini-Golf Classic held at Puttn Around Delray Beach. The event, designed as a new and innovative fund-raising event for the group, raised more than $1,200 for Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County. And it also turned out to be a lot of fun for all who participated. A special thanks goes to all those businesses and individuals who served as sponsors as well as to the committee that organized the tournament. CHAMBER CHAT Commission unanimously voted to establish the Delray Beach Economic Development Fund to support citywide economic opportunities (i.e., nancial incentives) to attract and/or retain jobs as well as to increase the Citys tax base. This Fund has been set up to serve as the funding mechanism to provide the required nancial match to leverage State and County nancial incentives for the retention and recruitment of businesses to Delray Beach. Further, the Economic Development Fund will enable the City to level the playing eld by offering nancial tools similar to those that are utilized by the most competitive communities locally, regionally and around the state. Funding to support citywide economic opportunities through the Economic Development Fund will be provided from the Citys unrestricted General Fund reserves up to a total of $1 million. This funding will be available for qualied targeted businesses and industries that meet the Citys economic development Goals. These include improving the perception of Delray Beach as business-friendly and a viable corporate destination; growing sustainable and livable wage jobs; encouraging entrepreneurship; and increasing the Delray Beach tax base. Funds from this new Economic Development Fund are not expected to be utilized at one time or within a short period of time. Instead, the process of receiving a commitment from an existing and/or new business to expand and/or relocate to the City of Delray Beach and create new jobs and tax base takes time. Thus, funds are not expected to be authorized immediately or all at once. In addition, all expenditures from this fund will only be authorized following review and approval by the City Commission. For more information on the Citys Economic Development Fund and/or applying for citywide nancial incentives, contact the Citys Economic Development Director at 561.276.8640 or by E-mail at Establishes Development Fund to Promote Job Growth & Increased Tax Base


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ay 2012 The Delray Beach Pineapple real estate Well, you want to live downtown and where better to live than right in the heart of the action in Pineapple Grove? Getting its name in 1988, the area has gone through a number of beautication and updating projects. Notably one of the strongest and most involved communities in the area, it is no wonder that its growth has surpassed most of the city. But whats with the name, you ask? Its my understanding that Delray Beach, formerly known as the town of Linton, was a large grower/supplier of pineapples. Because the railway that picked up the pineapples ran adjacent to the groves it would appear that plain old practicality evolved the name Pineapple Grove. Great Kurt, thanks for the history lesson but I am looking to buy, not run for commissioner! You are right, this is the real estate section, so lets move on. Pineapple Grove has some notable mainstays like The Astor, Pineapple Grove Condos, City Walk, and the new Cannery Row. These units will vary based on location and size, but all have an association fee of between $300 to $500 a month. Current entry level purchase price for Pineapple Grove Condos is around $250K, Astor $350K, and City Walk starts around $400K for a 2-bedroom/2-bath unit. Cannery Row boasts all 3-bedroom townhouses and start at around $500K. (info obtained on the regional MLS and may vary). Dont like multi-family living? Well, you can step to the west a block and consider the Bankers Row area and all the way down 1st Avenue. However, April listings showed that there is only one 3-bedroom home available, to the tune of $850K. Traveling up 2nd Avenue (the main artery of Pineapple Grove) which ultimately becomes Seacrest, and then searching a block or two to the east or west, youll nd 19 homes for sale. Most of these are comprised of CBS (concrete block and stucco) construction and date from around the 1950s to 1980s. This kind of construction really stands the test of time and requires minimum updates. Or you can nd one that has been updated already. Common upgrades are new kitchens, new tile and xtures in the baths and hurricane safety updates like new roof and impact windows. Of the 19 homes listed, 15 of them are priced between $200K and $400K and vary from 2-bedroom/1-bath to 3-bedroom/2-bath with lot sizes just shy of a quarter acre. There are no home owner association fees in the single family home areas,, yet the community is tightly knit since the majority of these homeowners are full time residents. Residing so close to downtown, it is not uncommon to drive down the road behind a golf cart. Carts have become the preferred mode of transportation of residents in this area. Wouldnt it be great to run down for dinner or coffee in a golf cart? Now thats what I call Florida living. Live in the heart of the Pineapple Live in the heart of the PineappleChambers Non-Prot Council to host citywide Scavenger Hunt Scavenger Hunt, that is. Come Saturday, June 9, teams of clues, pictures, information or tokens. The Seek in the City Scavenger Hunt is a project of the Chambers Non-Prot Council, which is hoping to use the event as a fundraiser for participating organizations. Another goal is to promote business in the Delray Beach area Were hoping people will explore the whole area and discover businesses they never knew existed and make new contacts, says Kelly Rowland, co-chair of the Non-Prot Council and chair of the Seek in the City committee. There will also be a chance for people to learn more about the history of the city. Heres how it will work: At 1 p.m., teams will gather at the Delray Beach Elks Lodge on Northeast Fourth Avenue and will be given a list of participating businesses. The teams will have three hours to visit as many of the businesses as they can and collect the requested items. The committee hopes to have as many as 50 teams of ve members each take part in the hunt and more than 100 businesses as stops. Following the search, teams will be gathering at Bostons on the Beach at 6 p.m. for an after-party. Its going to be a fun event, Rowland said. Were all really excited about it. The cost is $50 for a team of ve or $15 for individuals. In addition to seeking businesses to serve as clue stops, the committee is looking for event sponsors. For more information, visit www. or contact Rowland at or contact Kim at 279-1380, ext. 21.


The Delray Beach Pineapple May 2012 SO YOU WANT TO BE A LANDLORD IN DELRAY? You have been watching the news and reading online about the shortage of available rentals around Delray Beach and are starting to think that maybe you should grab a few rental properties. In my opinion the time is right, so lets delve into what you need to consider. First thing to consider is whether or not you are in a position to pay cash for the property. Getting a loan on an investment property can be tricky and will take a minimum of 20% down, good credit, and strong enough income to justify the fact that you may have to pick up the tab if you cant rent it right away. Now, before I scare you, let me tell you that in the last 90 days I have had three investors buy units that we had renters for before we went to closing. With so many people coming out of short sales and foreclosures, you have to consider that credit issues will cause them to wait a minimum one to three years before they can purchase again. So you have an opportunity to attract tenants that are not the typically renter prole. They are really homeowners themselves who nd that they just cant buy again yet or are so gun shy from taking a beating that they want to just live stress-free for a while. Back to the story... So youve got your pre-approval from the mortgage broker, whats next? Lets take what I just pointed out about the new renter type and evaluate what they need. Rents in excess of $2,000 a month require quite a bit of income since they will not have any tax deduction on interest at the end of the year. That being said, in my experience the $1,500 to $2,000 a month rental is the right place to be. Many investors use complicated formulas to determine if they can make a rental protable, but I typically take a simple 1% approach. Can I rent this for 1% of the sale price? For example: a 3-bedroom/2-bath single family home with no pool that you were able to purchase for $165K could rent for $1,700 a month. If you are comparing what the taxes are compared to your own home, remember that you will not get a homestead exemption on a rental property, as that is only good on a primary residence. You are going to have to pick up the bill on the whole thing. Taxes on this property should be about $4,000, insurance another $2,000, and your principle and interest payment we will gure to the high side, around $700. All said and done (not including lost interest on your down payment of $35K) you have a monthly outgoing expense of approximately $1,200. Before you start counting the remaining $500, remember that you will need to consider upkeep of the property. Lawn service is going to run you a minimum of $100 a month and it is usually suggested to have the a/c and appliances on some form of maintenance contract that you can probably put together for under $100. Being a landlord is not for the faint of heart. If someone isnt able to pay you the rent youll need to be able to put your feelings aside and do what is necessary to get the home back and remarket it to a new tenant. The upside of doing rental properties in this economy is beyond the estimated $300 a month we had left over from the above example prices are at an all-time low, and real estate eventually has to come back up. Thats particularly true if you heed the words of my father: Buy dirt-bicyclingdistance to the beach and it will never lose value they arent making any more. PS. Dont forget the author is on the code enforcement board so be sure to get your landlord permit from city hall! by Kurt Lehmannwww.kurtlehmann.comMay 2 Focus on Women 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Maxs Harvest, 169 NE Second Ave. May 3 Membership Breakfast: Meet the New Fire Chief Location: Abbey Delray May 7 Delray Business Executives Leads Group 6:00 PM 8:00 PM Location: Strikes @ Boca May 8 New Member Orientation Lunch 11:30 AM 1:00 PM Location: Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Chamber Programming Committee Meeting 3:30 PM 4:30 PM Location: Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce May 9 Chairmans Club Monthly Luncheon 12:00 PM 1:30 PM Location: Habitat for Humanity ReStore May 11 26th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament 11:30 AM 8:00 PM Gleneagles CC Cocktails and hors doeuvres followed by awards. $150 for individuals, $600 for foursomes. May 15 Non-Prot Council Luncheon 11:30 AM 1:00 PM Location: Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce May 17 Health Care Council Meeting 7:45 AM 9:00 AM Location: DU20 Holistic Oasis May 17 YPOD (Young Professionals of Delray) 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Location: DELUX Nightclub & Lounge 2nd Annual Celebrity Bartending Event May 18 Executive Committee Meeting of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce 11:45 AM 1:15 PM Location: Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee 8:00 AM 9:30 AM Location: Old School Square May 21 Budget & Finance Committee 11:45 AM 1:00 PM Location: Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce May 22 Economic Development Committee 8:30 PM 9:30 PM Location: Delray Beach Library May 23 Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 11:45 AM 1:15 PM Location: Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Leadership Delray Day Class of 2011-12 12:00 AM 11:59 PM Location: Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Tri Chamber Business Card Expo in Delray Beach 5:00 PM 7:00 PM Location: Marriott Delray Beach June 8 Executive Committee Meeting of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce 11:45 AM 1:15 PM Location: Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce CHAMBER DAY PLANNER


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