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The Delray Beach Pineapple delray beach Your Downtown Delray Beach Community Newspaper JUNE 2012The Pineapple BEACH PAVILION PROJECT ON TRACK FOR SEASONCompiled from DELRAY BEACH, FL Delrays Beach Properties Owners Association put its money where its proverbial mouth is last month, as they presented the city with a check for nearly $24,000 to help cover the cost of restoring the municipal beach pavilion. The repair of the pavilion is the centerpiece of a plan to revitalize and upgrade the beachfront. The pavilion sits at Ocean Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue. The donation to the city represents the proceeds of a Delrays Got Talent show fundraiser the BPOA conducted earlier this year. The association held a similar fundraiser a year ago, and over the two years has donated nearly $60,000 to the project. The hope is that donations, coupled with the city funds and donated work from the projects architects and construction company, the project can be done in time for the upcoming winter tourist season. The BPOA has held up its end of the bargain, spokeswoman Mary Renaud said during a recent city commission meeting. The residents of Delray are watching. City commissioners earlier in the year considered pulling the plug on all capital improvement projects, including the pavilion, to plug a $3.2 million hole in the budget. Commissioners, however, pulled the pavilion project from the chopping block.Southern Californian Laura Villa (left), on a recent visit to South Florida gets the grand tour from Delray Beach resident Jenny Diaz.HERE COMES SUMMER! The Best of the Road competition is coming to Delray Beach. This national tour is sponsored by Rand McNally and USA Today. For the last 10 years Rand McNally has been celebrating locations that are lesser-known or off the beaten path, are unique or have special character and capture the regions essence. These destinations have been featured as the Best of the Road in travel guides and in the Rand McNally Road Atlas. In May, Delray Beach joined the competition and thanks to voting by Delray Beach locals and lovers, the town vaulted to the top of the best small towns in Florida, beating out Deland at the last hours of voting. Thanks to the voting and social media frenzy spearheaded by the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC), Delray Beach has been chosen as one of the 30 small towns that will receive a Road Rally visit in June. Road rally teams will leave Washington DC and visit 30 small towns who will vie for the title of Most Beautiful, Most Patriotic, Friendliest, Most Fun, and Best Small Town for Food. On July 15th the Road Rally teams will arrive in Seattle and announce the best small towns in America. Im so proud of Delray Beach, enthused Stephanie Immelman, Destination Marketing Manager for Delray Beach. We came into the competition late but thanks to our incredible community we will be able to show the whole nation what we already know. Delray Beach is the best small town in America. Be sure to check out the DBMCs Facebook page www.facebook. com/downtowndelraybeach or the website for updates on the Road Rally teams arrival in Delray Beach. OLD SCHOOL SQUAREDiscovering The School of Art and PhotographyBringing lifes passions to lightBy Rigel Herman The Pineapple Staff WriterRecent rain aside, the forecast for Delray Beach is generally idyllic, sunshine and blue skies day in and day out. While this weather attracts its fair share of tourists and snowbirds, it also caters to a creative and artistically inclined group of folks. With a collection of locals as eclectic as many major cities, Delray is known throughout South Florida and nationally, as a cultural hub, facilitating the artistic endeavors of those advanced in their disciplines and those who wish to learn more about their expressive natures. Old School Square Cultural Arts Center is a testament to the creative and culture-seeking population of Delray Beach. The award-winning, historic site located on Atlantic and Swinton Avenues, encompasses the Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture, Crest Theatre, The Entertainment Pavilion and The School of Art and Photography. Founded in 1986, the beautiful and pristine buildings and grounds of Old School Square, offer a wide selection of visual and performing arts. While many locals attended the Old School Beer Fest back in April, or Shakespeare in the Pavilions performance, Much Ado About Nothing in May, one of the most integral facets of Old School Square is its School of Art DELRAY BEACH VIES FOR BEST SMALL TOWN Wins Floridas top spot in Best of the Road competition Continued on page 7 Arts Garage Launches Garage Blues plus Summer Jazz ProjectArts Garage announced its summer series lineup, featuring the new signature series Garage Blues and showcasing huge names in its popular Jazz Project. Both series feature international talent with strong Florida connections that emphasize the broad inuence that legendary Floridians have had in the larger world of American music. Last year, during its debut season, Arts Garage presented regional A-listers. This year, the series expands to feature musicians with international clout, who also have roots to the Sunshine State, but are rarely seen in South Florida. The Garage Blues series debuts this summer in response to overwhelming audience demand, and features artists who have impacted the development of the art form. Individual tickets are priced $20-$30, and series subscriptions are available. Full details are available at Jazz Project has been passionately received from the start, said Alyona Ushe, Executive Director of Arts Garage. Our audiences feel a connection with the artist that is rarely experienced in night clubs and larger venues. There is a power that is felt at our performances, and Continued on page 18

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The Delray Beach Pineapple The city wants to build an entrance on Atlantic Avenue that will make downtown feel seamless from I-95 to the beach. Its part of a longawaited project to spruce up West Atlantic Avenue. A lot of people want to see this done. As soon as you get off I-95 they want to see a beautiful area, says Delray Beach City Commissioner Adam Frankel. The Gateway Feature, anticipated to be completed by Spring 2013, will create a grand entrance to downtown Delray Beach. Six 30-foot concrete columns decorated with unique designs, will line West Atlantic Avenue between I-95 and NW/SW 12th Avenue, paying homage to the rich culture and history of Delray Beach. Additional improvements will include landscaping, a winding sidewalk, and trellis feature. The community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is providing nearly $1 million for the project. The money comes from our budget, its tax increment financing. A portion comes from property taxes that goes toward improvements and redevelopment projects, says Diane Colonna, the executive director of the Community Redevelopment Agency. A $200,000 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation will also help offset the cost. Colonna hopes the project will help spur other development on West Atlantic where vacant lots are available.CITY APPROVES GATEWAY FEATURENew entrance into downtown Delray Beach By Paula Detwiller Special to The Pineapple Inspired by last years Centennial and a crayon-art exhibit at the Cornell Museum, the Delray Beach Preservation Trust has created a unique coloring book that will preserve Delrays architectural history for years to come. The Architectural Icons & Styles of Delray Beach coloring book consists of handdrawn sketches of the citys most signicant architecture over the past 100 years. It includes such well-known structures as the 1925 Arcade Building and Tap Room, the 1926 Colony Hotel, and the 1935 Spady House. Preservation Trust board member and interior designer Donna Sloan spearheaded the project, enlisting 16 local architects and design professionals to contribute black-andwhite line drawings to the book. I tried to match each designer with either a project they worked on, or something representative of their style. Donna says. For example, we asked George Brewer to draw the Delray train station, because his rm designed the Ocean City Lumber project. In the front of the coloring book is a beautifully illustrated map indicating the location of each architectural icon. In the back, youll nd detailed descriptions of each historic structure and its corresponding architectural style. Its a coloring book for children, but its for grown-ups too, said Trust president JoAnn Peart. She laughs when she remembers how at rst she was calling it an adult coloring bookuntil people started jumping to the wrong conclusion. Signicantly, a copy of the book with autographs of each participating design professional will be placed in the Trusts 2011 2111 Time Capsule at Delray Beach City Hall later this year. The objective is to create a treasure trove of signed architectural drawings for people to enjoy at Delrays bicentennial 100 years from now, said JoAnn. To purchase your own copy, go to Hands Stationers in downtown Delray, or contact board member Rhonda Sexton at (561) 4450660. All proceeds go to the Delray Beach Preservation Trust, to support its goal of saving historic properties from the wrecking ball. Coloring Book Sketch Contributors Roy M. Simon, AIA George Brewer, RA Francisco Perez-Azua, RA Robert Currie, FAIA Gary Eliopoulos, AIA Rhonda Sexton, Sexton House Interiors Inc. Richard Jones, AIA Michael J. Kravit, AIA Michelle Balfoort, AIA Donna Sloan, ASID Vera Farrington, EPOCH, Inc. Dan Sloan, AIA Randall Stofft, AIA Roger Cope, RA Karen MacLaren, ASID Jeffrey Silberstein, AIA Paula Detwiller writes for the Preservation Trust, the CRA, and other clients. Her website/ blog can be found at book project highlights Delray architectural icons & styles Purchase your own copy of the coloring book at Hands Stationers in downtown Delray, where Pat Gerretsen is happy to direct shoppers to the various Preservation Trust items on sale.DELRAY BEACH, FL The forecast called for rain, but on Thursday, May 17th in downtown Delray Beach, the sky did not fall on the 50 circus performers lining Atlantic Avenue for The Big Top On The Ave. The Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC) pulled out all the stops for the most exciting installment to date of the recently renovated Signature Delray Beach Event Series. The Big Top On The Ave spanned six blocks of Atlantic Avenue, from Swinton Ave to SE/NE Sixth Ave and featured the Cirque Style Rainbow Circus, as well as Trapeze Experiences Flying Trapeze. The Rainbow Circus, based out of Miami, stationed an eclectic mix of performers on each block. The favorite acts of the evening included re dancers, high-ying acrobats, stilt walkers, world class jugglers and dancing pirates. The three main staging areas each exhibited a different theme using coordinated costumes and music. Attendees passed through Pirate Alley, Bollywood and Vegas as they strolled through Circus Town. A huge success of the night was the Flying Trapeze on the Old School Square front lawn. Hundreds of excited guest waited in line to swing on the giant apparatus brought to Delray Beach by Trapeze Experience. Onlookers watched locals climb the ladder and swing down onto the net. Between guest swingers the professionals running the trapeze displayed their skills as they ipped and ew from one swing to the next for the excited crowd. Colorful tents running the length of all six blocks housed the Open Air Gallery contemporary art exhibit and the Live the Arts merchant gallery hosting various Delray Beach arts programs and schools. Circus food, Shakespeare in the Park, a Fiat 500 car display, a green-screen video tent, facepainters and caricaturists were also a part of the landscape, creating sites and activities for every demographic. The On The Ave series has truly become a masterpiece of Delray Beach events, says Sarah Martin, Executive Director of the DBMC. Event Manager, Jamie Salen, has taken a classic Delray Beach event to a whole new level and we are incredibly proud to have her on our staff, she adds. To see pictures from The Big Top On The Ave visit downtowndelraybeach For information on upcoming Delray Beach Signature Events visit www.godelray. com or call 561-279-1380 X17Delray Beach raises the bar Success of The Big Top On The Ave Call 561-299-1430 to advertise today!

PAGE 4 The Delray Beach Pineapple By Paula Detwiller Special to The Pineapple A program developed by the Delray Beach Preservation Trust to provide matching grants for stylish neighborhood boundary signs has been moving steadily forward since the program was unveiled to the public last May. The Doin Good in the Neighborhood Double Matching Grants Program for Neighborhood Signage now has buy-in from the City of Delray Beach and the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). The two agencies have agreed to participate, along with the Trust, in providing matching funds to neighborhood groups that raise money for signs identifying their neighborhoods. A formal tri-party agreement is currently being drafted by the city attorney. How it works Heres how the Double Match works. Neighborhoods whose residents raise up to $500 toward the purchase of a sign can receive up to $1,000 in additional funding$500 from one party and $500 from a second party. The neighborhoods location determines which two parties match the funds: year in matching funds to those neighborhoods in the historic districts (Marina, Old School Square, West Settlers, Del Ida Park, and Nassau Park). year to those neighborhoods within the CRA districts. Improvement Department, will provide the difference where necessary. Neighborhood groups dont have to raise $500 to be eligible; any amount up to $500 will be double-matched. Encouraging community pride Delray Beach is one of the few cities that does not have signage delineating its historic districts or marking its older, established neighborhoods, says Trust board member Donna Sloan. Were creating a nancial incentive for neighbors to come together and show their community pride while promoting a sense of place within their neighborhoods. Sloan has worked diligently over the past year to gain budget support for the double match program from the City and CRA. She recently drew up Program Guidelines and Participation Requirements for grant applicants, which have been approved by the two partners. Meanwhile, a prototype sign for historic districts was fabricated last fall and installed at the corner of SE 1st Street and SE 7th Avenue in the Marina Historic District. The design, by Trust board member and local Architect Dan Sloan, incorporates a 20 by 30 two-sided color sign hanging from a 10-foot black metal post with a uted base. Lake Ida swings into action The Lake Ida Property Owners Association may be the rst neighborhood group to apply for double matching grant funds. It held a well-attended 5K walk/run on Saturday, April 14 specically to raise money for two neighborhood boundary signs. We look forward to seeing the post-andsignboard design replicated in each Delray neighborhood, with imagery that appropriately reects the area, says Dan Sloan. Paula Detwiller writes for the Preservation Trust, the CRA, and other clients. Her website/ blog can be found at made on matching grants program for Delray Beach neighborhood signage A local fabricator puts the nishing touches on the prototype historic neighborhood sign, which now stands on SE 1st Street in the Marina Historic District.The Delray Beach Bus Loop is coming!Funds will help support the Delray Beach Public Library Originally created in August of 2007 in Fort Lauderdale, the Bus Loop, a fundraiser for three local charities is once again coming to Delray Beach on Friday, July 20, 2012. It will involve some of the hottest Delray Beach spots from Sundy House to Bostons on the Beach and will benet The Delray Beach Public Library, The Spirit of Giving, and the Milagro Center. Participants can register and begin the Bus Loop at The Delray Beach Public Library at 100 West Atlantic Avenue beginning at 6:00 pm. Upon registering, participants will receive their Bus Loop cards and wristbands allowing them to ride on the designated trolleys at no charge and receive one drink and occasional appetizers at the participating locations. The trolleys will travel along the Bus Loop route indicated on the map found on one side of the Bus Loop card. The Bus Loop cards will be honored until 11:00 pm but the trolleys will operate until midnight. The Delray Beach Bus Loop will once again raise much-needed funds for the Delray Beach Public Library and the two other designated charities. Admission for the Bus Loop is a $25 donation at the door or $20 if prepaid online at For further information, call (954) 574-6000 or call the Library at 561-266-0775. Register now for Kickin Arts Summer CampFour one-week sessions July 9 August 3 at Old School SquareThe Kickin Arts Camp experience begins with an interactive tour of Old School Square, including the Cornell Museums Ahoy Maitz! Pirates & Treasures exhibition. Live On Stage will give campers an experience theyll never forget! Under the direction of David London, campers will work together to create an original play in the Crest Theatre, that they will perform for parents and friends at the Friday Showcase. Fine Art & Craft Projects will explore the elements of art and principles of design with realistic and imaginary creations in a variety of media including recycled materials. Visiting Performing Artists will enhance the programs with storytelling, puppetry, magic, dance and drumming. Each week culminates with a Friday after noon showcase for family and friends. The camps caring, creative staff offers individual instruction and encour agement. The camp runs MondayFriday, 9am 5:30 pm and offers fun-lled activities with a different theme each week. The camp fee is $250/week and includes all materials. Campers should bring lunch and a snack. For more information and to register, please call Daphne at 561-243-7922, ext. 309 or Ann at ext. 317. 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The Delray Beach Pineapple Delray Citizens for Delray Police present scholarshipsOn Saturday, May 12, Delray Citizens for Delray Police, a local not-for prot police-community relations organization, in conjunction with the CJ Foundation presented scholarships to the children of Delray Beach Police Ofcers at their annual gala event held at the Addison Restaurant. Delray Citizens for Delray Police have been loyal supporters of the Delray Beach Police Department and its Ofcers. Delray Citizens for Delray Police remain true to their mission as they continue to reinforce the positive image of the police department, and the ofcers, in the community they serve. All the children receiving scholarships thank both organizations for the support and will strive hard to represent them in furthering their education. Workshops scheduled to begin the 2013 budget processThe Delray Beach City Commission will begin the process of reviewing the Citys Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Budget by holding several workshops over the next two months with City staff. The workshops will provide information on each departments nancial plans for the upcoming budget year. All workshops are open to the public and begin at 6:00 pm in the City Hall First Floor Conference Room, 100 NW 1st Avenue. The Commission, at the recommendation of City Manager David Harden, will meet oneon-one with each of the Citys departments at the workshops to review operational responsibilities and gain an understanding of resources that would be required to continue to offer the highest levels of services to residents, businesses and visitors. The knowledge gained in these meetings will assist the Commission during their annual review of the Citys General Fund Budget, which will be based on the prioritization of functions (Priority Based Budgeting) with relation to the Citys approved strategic plan, goals and objectives. Workshops that will include departmental budget presentations have been scheduled for June 12th and 28th and July 10th. Additional budget workshops may be scheduled by the City Commission. These meetings will be posted on the Citys website calendar ( and will be announced through press releases and on the Citys twitter account ( citydelraybeach). The nal Public Hearings to consider and adopt the proposed FY 2013 Budget have been tentatively set for Tuesday, September 4th and Thursday, September 20th in the Commission Chambers City Hall. Public Hearings begin at 7 pm and provide for the Commission to accept public comment prior to voting on the budget. To view the City Commissions Workshop and Regular Meeting Agendas, visit www., select Agendas and Minutes under City at a Glance and click on City Commission. For more information on the Citys FY 2013 Budget process, contact the Public Information Ofce at (561) 2437190 or E-mail Beach partners with cities for faster & improved DNA pre-screening processThe City of Delray Beach, Boca Raton and Boynton Beach have joined forces to enhance crime ghting techniques by establishing a new Biological Processing Lab (BPL). The 1,800 square foot facility, located at 6500 Congress Avenue, Boca Raton, opened on April 15, 2012 and will improve DNA processing by pre-screening samples before they are sent to the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Ofce (PBSO) for further evaluation. The BPL was funded through the National Institute of Justice Grant in the amount of $519,544 and equal contributions from all three (3) cities. Delray Beach provided $59,360, which was paid from the Citys federal forfeiture funds (received from assets seized in criminal activities). This important law enforcement tool will assist in expediting the traditionally long DNA processing time (up to 12 months) by prescreening evidence to determine if DNA is present. If found, the data will be submitted to the PBSOs Forensic Biology Unit for further analysis and comparison with a shared law enforcement database of known criminals. It is expected that this new process will contribute to the apprehension of criminals faster and ultimately reduce the number of crimes that they are able to commit. The DNA lab is another great example of how our three cities have partnered together to make us more efcient and effective, said Assistant Police Chief Joseph Milenkovic. Preparing DNA at the Biological Processing Lab will signicantly decrease the time it takes for the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Ofce to analyze and identify crime scene evidence. The Delray Beach community will be safer because our Police Department will be able to get the criminals off the streets faster. For more information, contact City of Delray Beach Police Sgt. Nicole Guerriero at (561) 243-7841 or E-mail Guerriero@ Safety Day at Pompey ParkThe City of Delray Beach is hosting Water Safety Day at Pompey Park Pool, 1101 NW 2nd Street, on Saturday, June 2nd 2012, from 10:00-1:00. As part of Fire-Rescues Keep Our Kids Safe Around Water campaign, this free event will educate parents and children on safety measures in and around water. The public is invited to bring swimsuits and towels and participate in the various activities that are scheduled throughout the day. Water Safety Day will feature hands-on aquatic skills including lessons on how to oat and the proper use of life jackets in deep water. Certied lifeguards will oversee all water activities. Tours of the Citys re trucks will be given and the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County (DPC), a community-based organization whose target is to have ZERO drownings in Palm Beach County, will distribute information and provide education on water safety. Pool lap lanes and swim areas will be available for general public use during the event. Important safety tips to protect our children from drowning can be found on the Citys website,, by selecting Keep Our Kids Safe Around Water on the home page. Links to other drowning prevention websites and resources for CPR classes are also available. For more information, contact Pompey Park Aquatics Operations Supervisor Gerard Smith at (561) 243-7358 or by E-mail at or Delray Beach Fire-Rescue Education Specialist Capt. Curtis Jepsen at (561) 243-7456 or by E-mail at Annual Sail Inn Fishing TourneyThe 3rd Annual Sail Inn Fishing Tournament Supporting Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation was held on May 12th At Veterans Park in Delray Beach. Thanks to all the supporters and volunteers, $10,000 was raised for Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation. pineapple slices (left to right) Detective Jim Finley, SonKenny Finley, Ofcer Jeff Messer, Daughter Haley Messer, SonDarrell Hunter II and Detective Darrell Hunter. SUMMER CAMP IS JUST AROUND THE CORNERFun-lled and packed with art lessons, living values and eld tripsMilagro Center's 2012 Summer Camp, "Expand Your Horizons, Explore Your Surroundings", is an exciting and comprehensive summer program that includes academic enrichment, professional art instruction in visual and performing arts, Living Values education, and successful one-to-one mentoring. Students will be provided instruction in Photoshop, Yoga, Dance, Music, Mixed Media (painting and drawing), Quilt-Making and more. The camp is held June 11th August 17th 8:30 am5:30 pm Several fun and enriching field trips are planned for each week that allow campers to gain exposure in the arts and experience life through visiting museums, theaters, cultural centers, wildlife, and community parks. Field trips include: Other special events will be hosted on site at the Center to offer our campers continuous exposure to educational enrichment and most importantly fun! Milagro Center is accepting summer camp applications, however there is a waiting list. For more information, call Ms. Kendra at 561 279-2970. The Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Celebration was held May 19th at St. Pauls Episcopal Church and featured music, art, food, childrens workshops and performances and a green marketplace.

PAGE 6 The Delray Beach Pineapple DELRAY BEACH, FL Hundreds gathered on Saturday, April 14 for the Sandoway House Nature Centers Earth Day Gala. Legendary football coach Howard Schnellenburger served as Honorary Chairman. Set poolside and ocean side, under the stars at a local beach club, the gala featured cocktails, a traditional New England lobster bake, silent auction and dancing to the sounds of the Valerie Tyson Band. The highlight of the evening was the Dancing with the Sandoway Stars Dance Competition. Dancing for bragging rights with the fabulous professional dancers from Virtuous Productions Dance Center were former Delray Beach City Commissioner and 2008 winner, Gary Eliopoulos; reigning champion Delray Beach City Commissioner Adam Frankel and newly elected City Commissioner Al Jacquet. The winner was Al Jacquet with his partner Ashley Allen from Virtuous Productions. More than $20,000 was raised for Delray Beachs only nature center through ticket sales, silent auction and rafe sales. The gala committee included Carol Calicchio, Chris Davies, Marjorie Ferrer, Laura McCormick, Elaine Morris, Terri Neil, Carolyn Patton, JoAnn Peart, Joyce Slominski and Lisa Tiernan. Sponsors included CDS International Holdings, Inc, Caffe Luna Rosa, Michael and Lisa Tiernan and Ocean City Printing. The Sandoway House Nature Center is located in a historic 1936 beachfront home at 142 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and preserved as a unique Nature Center now home to native plants, live animals, and a world class shell collection. For more information, visit or call 561.274.7263.(top) Carolyn Patton, Coach Howard Schnellenburger and Carole Cleveland (left) Dancing with Sandoway Stars Champion, Al Jacquet and Ashley Allen from Virtuous Productions.Local stars dance and dine at Sandoway House Nature Center Earth Day Gala The Proper Affair raises $140,000 for Achievement CentersBOCA RATON, FL Fashion, fun and air highlighted the glamorous 4th Annual Proper Affair which raised a record $140,000 in support of the Achievement Centers for Children & Families, a non-prot agency that supports over 700 low-income and at-risk children and families in Delray. In unprecedented style, Boston Proper and the Achievement Centers joined together to host an evening that was truly an affair to remember. What a spectacular evening! The turnout was inspiring. It was great to see so many people coming together to make a difference for those in need locally. One of the reasons we love the Proper Affair is because we get to see rsthand the lives we touch, said Sheryl Clark, President of Boston Proper. The Boca Resorts Great Hall was transformed into an ultra-chic, hip space where 325 guests gathered to enjoy upbeat music, delectable food and great fun! Attendees posed along the red-carpet for photo ops, vied for high-end silent auction, and got on the bus. New this year, guests were able to purchase pieces of a virtual bus in support of a muchneeded school bus for the Center. The highlight of the evening was an electric runway show featuring the hottest trends of the season generously donated by Boston Proper. Eleven Spa in Delray graciously donated their services to style the models hair and make-up. Models then graced the runway presenting head-to-toe ensembles which were auctioned to the highest bidder near the conclusion of the event. Nancy Hurd, CEO of the Achievement Centers commented, Without contentious corporate citizens like Boston Proper we would not be able to help the hundreds of families that we do. The impact that we can make when we all work together is truly amazing. Dad & Daughter Date Night tickets now on saleThe City of Delray Beach Parks & Recreation Department invites Dads and Daughters of all ages to attend the annual Dad & Daughter Date Night event. This special celebration of Father's Day will be held on Friday, June 15th, from 6:30 to 10:00 pm, at the Delray Beach Golf Course, 2200 Highland Avenue. During this elegant evening, Dads and their daughters will experience an incredible fullcourse dinner, music and dancing. To commemorate this special night, every Dad will receive a keepsake photo. Tickets are $30 per person for Delray Beach Residents, $40.00 per person for non-residents, and $20 for daughters under 12 years of age. Tickets will be available to be purchased through Monday, June 11th at the Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Avenue. In addition, order forms may be downloaded from the City's website at Payments can be accepted by cash, check made payable to the City of Delray Beach, Visa or Master Card.


The Delray Beach Pineapple and Photography. The campus, located on the 2nd oor of the Crest Theatre building, features quiet studios and classrooms, lled with light and windows and an abundance of creative energy. With a variety of classes offered, adults and children can learn a new craft or explore an existing artistic itch. The teachers at the school are a group of talented, interesting and professional people with a passion for educating and stimulating the minds of their students. One such educator, Sid Delmar Leach, who teaches Beginning and Intermediate Drawing to adults, believes strongly that talent really is just learning to do something well. Because he also believes that you have to begin with drawing before you can paint, Delmar Leach teaches pencil drawing and includes perspective drawing in its simplest form. Drawing being the foundation to evolving artistic talent, Delmar Leach teaches his students to draw objects found within the classroom, using shading and shadowing. A graduate of both B.Y.U. and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Fountainbleau, France, Delmar Leach has spent several years of his life traveling, painting and drawing while abroad. Now an on and off Delray Beach local, hes taught at the School of Art and Photography for about 4 years. He lists among his professions, interior design, architectural design and handbag design and craftsmanship. His own artwork is extremely detailed and his subjects are often cottages and homes in France. He is a firm believer that people, all people, should draw and paint while they travel, an ideal that translates well when teaching in Delray Beach. I think everybody should learn to do what I do. I didnt learn until I learned, he says. Beth Mears, a student at The School of Art and Photography, has been taking painting classes for three terms, and shes already signed up for her fourth. A stay at home grandmother, Mears moved to Boynton Beach about a year and a half ago. As a way to meet people and become involved in a community, she began volunteering at Old School Square. Soon after she became a student of Carla Golembe, an award winning acrylic painter and illustrator. Mears says of Golembes classes, Its a safe place to do your thing. Mears began taking classes because she was a self-proclaimed crafty person interested in learning to paint. Once she got comfortable in Golembes class, she began to nd her own style, which she calls, swirl-y. When Mears asked her husband if he minded her continuing to take classes, he was more than encouraging; he had noticed the positive effect it was having on her. Its very afrming. In life there are mistakes and its okay. Carla is very encouraging; there are no mistakes. Its empowering and the fact is, we become like a little family, she says. My husband even lets me hang my paintings in the house. On the photography side of the school, Jack Wild is the premier professor and mentor. He teaches 7 or 8 classes a term during Season and 5 classes during the Spring and Summer. Wild taught at The Boca Museum School of Art for over 7 years and has been at Old School Square for over 3. While he is reluctant to discuss his commercial photography career that spanned over 40 years, he is enthusiastic to speak of his students. His pride is unmistakable as he shares stories of three female students who received full scholarships to various art schools for photography after taking lessons with him. Another major coup and testament to his gift as a teacher is the recent announcement of those selected to participate in the 61st Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. This highly competitive professional exhibition showcases the best and most prominent Florida artists as well as those formerly unknown and emerging talents. Of those chosen from Delray Beach and Fort Lauderdale, 100% are currently or have been Wilds photography students. More than half chosen from Boca Raton and Boynton Beach are also his students. The competition includes all disciplines of art, so this is quite an achievement to say the least. Wild refers to photography as The Art of Seeing, and gives his students weekly assignments that will always be followed with a high level of classroom discussion. What I really enjoy is when their work changes, their eye changes, says Wild of his students. I can motivate and guide someone, but they have to turn the light bulb on. The other photography teachers at Old School Square are former students of Wilds and have similar philosophies and methods; teaching through tremendous conversation and avoiding criticism, Wild says he teaches people to use their camera as an artist uses their brush, and to develop their senses to become expressive and creative with what they see. The School of Art and Photography at Old School Square is remarkable in that the teachers are truly passionate about teaching; it is a choice for each of them and one that they take seriously. Their goals sincerely seem to make artists out of everyone, with an emphasis on the importance of learning properly and being motivated through a safe, comfortable and guided environment. While not everyone may be inclined to become a serious exhibitor or take several classes, there is no question that taking a class at Old School Square is a worthwhile endeavor. If for no other reason than the opportunity to spend a few lovely days with interesting and artistic people, enjoying yet another facet of Delray Beach that makes it such a charming place to be. Class Schedules and Information are available at or by calling 561-243-7922, ext. 317. SCHOOL OF ART & PHOTOGRAPHY continued from page 1 D E L R A Y R O C K S s i g n u p

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PAGE 10 The Delray Beach Pineapple PATS BEVERAGE & LIQUORSPATS BEVERAGE & LIQUORSFabulous Selection tasting and toasting By Christalyn WarnerSummers here! That means bikini season and fun in the sun. This is the time of year we exercise more, eat healthier and maintain our Florida tans. Our beaches and the summer heat are great motivators and dictators of our food choices. Its rare that in 90 degree weather you will want hot soup and a lamb shank in a rich red wine reduction. The summer months lead to eating lighter fresh foods with bright avors. Downtown dining during the summer makes one want to eat delicious vibrant food. Not to mention maintaining that beach body, which becomes a huge priority around June. Going out to eat can often create a problem when your goal is to look healthier and downtown has some decadent restaurants, which could wind up keeping you in the gym 30 minutes longer than usual the next day. Feeling guilty after a decadent meal isnt really necessary because most restaurants have healthy options that make dining out a more pleasurable experience. Instead of ordering steamed vegetables and grilled chicken, you have many more options than you may think. Having found some great summertime light fare in downtown, you will be surprised that light, vibrant food can be so delicious. Lets begin with Boheme Bistro, where you can start with a simple hummus appetizer $12.00, and a Fattoush Salad $13.00, consisting of romaine, cucumber, tomato, onion and parsley in a lemon sumac dressing. Follow up with Snapper $32.00, with spinach, garlic, tomatoes and jasmine rice. Or stop by Dada for their Kale Ceaser Appetizer Salad $8.00, and their Vegetable Quiche $15.00, entre with a sweet ending of a Bowl Full of Berries. $6.00. Brule is another great spot. Start with their Citrus Ceviche Martini $12.00, or the Arugula Salad $6/$10, with pecan, green apple and bleu cheese. Then onto an entre of either Pan Seared Diver Scallops & Wild Ramps $27.00, or Grilled Spear Caught Swordsh $27.00. These are all great options to enjoy multicourse meals and feel good at the end of it. Maxs Harvest has a great Palm Beach Harvest Salad $13.00, with Swank Farms lettuces, baby heirloom tomatoes, avocado, apples, almonds, raisins, corn, goat cheese, and champagne chive vinaigrette. And for a hearty entre, though still healthy, try the Brick Chicken served with warm farro salad, pearl onions, cauliower, mustard greens, delicata squash and natural jus. Tryst has this delicious Jumbo Asparagus $12.00, with roasted garlic, olives and parmesan small plate. Pan Seared Local Snapper $27.00, and all natural Chicken Schnitzel $21.00, with swank farms lettuces, french feta and heirloom tomatoes are delicious healthy options as well. City Oysters Butter Lettuce Salad $7.50, with creamy herb vinagrette, fennel, apple, radish and pine nuts is a delicious light appetizer salad. Their Blackened Grouper $29.00, with mango pineapple salsa, and black beans and rice and Grilled Chicken Breast $21.00, with an herb garlic lemon marinade, served with a bermuda onion, tomato and cucumber salad will surprise your tastebuds. Caffe Luna Rosa has a Vegetable Plate that is out of this world ranging from $15$21 depending on your choices. The Seven Vegetable Burger $12.75, is another winner, wrapped in either a cucumber tortilla wrap or leaf lettuce wrap. The Salmon ai Ferri $25.00, is so delicious youre going to want to have it at least once a week. Luna Rosa uses only fresh seafood and natural raised protein, which is something that has become so important in our present fast food overprocessed culture. Prime has a delicious Pan Roasted Chicken Breast $22.00, with grilled asparagus, exotic mushrooms and sweet potato mash. Atlantic Grilles Pan-Seared Tuna $29.00, with faro, sun dried tomatoes, arugula and fava beans in a lemon vinagrette. The Crispy Chicken Breast with ngerling potato and edamame succotash, roasted cioppini onions and tomato are also great summer entres. Also check into Jimmys Bistro and 32 East as they change their menu daily and always have something healthy and delicious on their fantastic menus. Lemongrass menu is full of healthy options, like the Tuna Lovers Salad $13.00, sliced seared tuna steak over mixed greens with massago, sesame seeds and wasabi aoili and their cucumber wrapped rolls like the KC Rainbow $10.00, tuna, salmon, yellowtail, kani, asparagus and masago. Off Atlantic Avenue check out Yama for great sushi like the Bahama Roll $9.95, with spicy conch and Yama Roll $11.95, toro or hamachi with avocado and scallions. Ziree also has great sushi and Thai food. The most notable healthy options are the Sumo Roll $12.95, with tuna, salmon, and yellowtail, along with avocado, asparagus and cucumber. The B&B Roll $11.95, asparagus and avocado, topped with tuna and eel. Japanese is a great go to when youre looking for light, fresh summertime fare. Enjoy Summer with these lighter entre options featured around town and youre sure to stay healthy and happy throughout the season. Christalyn Warner writes a local food blog. Find it at www.TheLocalKitchenBlog.comSAVOR YOUR SUMMER SLIMDOWN CHOICEBREWRed & White is a big, Belgian-style witbier brewed with coriander and orange peel and fermented with pinot noir juice. After fermentation, a fraction of the batch is aged in 10,000-gallon oak tanks This incredible blend successfully marries the refreshing citrusy qualities of a Belgian-style white beer with the robust complexity of a bold red wine. Its been one Dogsh Heads most popular limited-edition beers; sophisticated and nuanced and damn good overall. Reach for Red & White when youre grilling meat or nibbling on buttery cheese.Matt OConnell bartends locally at Park Tavern most nights and is waiting to have a shot of tequila with you.


The Delray Beach Pineapple shotgunassassincocktailRough week? Imagine that its 12 oclock somewhere and youre sipping on a delicious cocktail preferably on a beach somewhere with your feet buried in the sand. Ahhhhh, sounds nice, right? Buddha Sky Bar, one of the few places in Delray Beach, FL to offer rooftop cocktails, stirs up a drink you cant get anywhere else, Shogun Assassin. Sip on this, picture yourself sitting near the ocean, and just feel the weeks stress melt away! 2 oz. Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila 1 oz. Agave Nectar 1 oz. Yuzu Micro Cilantro Watermelon cubes Muddle approximately 4 oz. worth of watermelon cubes. Add tequila, yuzu, agave and cilantro and shake over ice. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with watermelon and cilantro.FLA VOR WHAT: SOLITA ITALIAN RESTAURANT & THE PARLOR LOUNGE CHEF WINE DINNER SERIES Meet Executive Chef Anthony Radar Risoli as he guides and entertains you through this exceptional dining experience featuring delectable traditional culinary creations from Southern Italy paired with ne wines from all over the world, courtesy of Southern Wine and Spirits. WHERE: SOLITA ITALIAN RESTAURANT & THE PARLOR LOUNGE IN DELRAY BEACH 25 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach 561-899-0888 SOLITA ITALIAN RESTAURANT & THE PARLOR LOUNGE ON LAS OLAS 1032 East Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale 954.357.2616 WHEN: Delray BeachTuesday, June 12th 6:30 pm Las Olas Wednesday, June 13th 6:30 pm PRICE: $65.00 per person -Prix Fixed menu includes Starters, Appetizer, Pasta, Entre and Dessert, perfectly paired with ne Italian wines. Tax and Gratuity is not included. Seating is limited. RSVP at 561-983-3932 or email ITALIAN RESTAURANT & THE PARLOR LOUNGE HOSTS CHEF WINE DINNER SERIES TASTE HISTORY: CULINARY TOURS OF DELRAY BEACH Since 2004 the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History (MLFH) has been hosting narrated bus tours of historic Delray Beach and now they are expanding their tours by adding a culinary component to the tour program with the theme, Taste History. Retail giant and culinary lifestyle specialists, Macys Culinary Council is sponsoring Taste History, Culinary Tours of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach. Taste History Culinary Tours brings together the history, culture, and tastings of food along with facts about the historic districts and pioneer people of Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Lake Worth while highlighting historic buildings and showcasing the inuence of the agriculture industry. Taste History is a four-hour narrated combination tour of bus riding and walking through historic districts and visits to over a dozen eateries, markets and farms. The food sampled on the tour is a worldwide culinary journey along with, organic teas, and fruits and vegetables from local farms. The tour will also stop at The Cellar at Macys Boynton Beach for more food and beverage experiences; food demos, cake decorating and wine lectures followed by tastings. The food tours board at the Boynton Beach Mall (at Macys-East Entrance) located at 801 N. Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach. The ticket price is $35 per person to purchase tickets for the Taste History Culinary Tour visit or call 561-243-2662. The summer schedule is as follows: June 2012: Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 11am Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 11am Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 11am July 2012: Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 11am Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 11am Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 11am August 2012: Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 11am Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 11am Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 11amThe Breathe Black Card Makes Debut at Arts Garage 1st Anniversary GalaThere was a debut of a different kind at the Arts Garages 1st Anniversary Gala. The Breathe Black Card was introduced to the audience and the reviews have been outstanding. The Breathe Black Card took center stage as a special gift presented to the supporters of the popular multi-disciplinary cultural hub. The card entitles the bearer to exciting privileges at Breathe Restaurant and Ultra Lounge in Delray Beach. The new multi-million dollar venue, located just west of the Delray Tennis Center, features an elegant dining experience and a lively bar scene. We were super excited to be able to introduce The Breathe Black Card at the Arts Garage Gala, says Sylvie Benloulou, General Manager of the restaurant. We designed this card program as a way to give back to those who support the community, and it will be found at charity and community events, rafes and in premium gift bags. Supporting the community is integral to our business philosophy, continues Benloulou. We have always given back in a very private fashion, but with the Breathe Black Card we are adding a new way to reward others who do their part. Charities and community event organizers who would like to nd out more information can contact Breathe for details about participation in the program. The Cards benets will vary monthly, but the current offers include a complimentary beverage with dinner purchase, 15% off the card owners meal, buy one get one free lunch, complimentary birthday meal, $5 off special events and more. To view all the details, visit or call 561-330-4526 BREATHE BLACKCARD

PAGE 12 The Delray Beach Pineapple Village StrollHistoric Marina DistrictBuilt around the towns City Marina, the Marina Historic District displays a variety of architectural styles ranging from Mediterranean and Mission Revival to Monterrey, Florida Cottages, and Art Moderne, all blending with the distinctive sub-tropical landscape. Constructed predominantly between 1922 and 1943, the area was home to many prominent seasonal residents who enjoyed its close proximity to the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. The buildings highlight the designs of prominent architects of the day including Gustav Maas, Sam Ogren, Sr., and John Volk. With its narrow and shaded streets, and the City Marina as a focal point, this is the towns most pedestrian oriented neighborhood. The Marina District is bounded by East Atlantic Avenue to the north, SE 4th Street to the south, SE 7th Avenue to the west and the Intracoastal Waterway to the east. The Marina District was designated a historic district in the Local Register of Historic Places in 1988. The Citys Marina provides 24 rental slips for boats up to 55 feet in length in a nicely landscaped environment at the Intracoastal waterway. Electricity, water, telephone, and cable TV connections are provided at each slip. As you might imagine, there is a waiting list for use of this facility. However, there are often transient slips available on a temporary basis. 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. e Italian Restaurant on the Beach Open 7 days, serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Weekend Brunch. Live Entertainment. Valet Parking.We believe that hard work, dedication, focus on quality products and service, along with the help of over 4,000 local loyal customers = winners of Boca Raton magazine and Delray Beach magazine Readers Choice Awards. 2012 Best Italian | Best Sunday Brunch | Best Wine List Runner Up Best Oceanfront | Runner Up Best Happy Hour Runner Up Best People Watching WE LOVE TO SERVE YOU THE THE BEST GREAT FOOD, GREAT VALUE AND GREAT SERVICE FOR 19 YEARS caffelunarosa_brmmj12.indd 1 3/14/12 11:50 AM The athletes secret to elite performance, floatation, is now available in Delray Beach to promote a meditative state of relaxation and activate self-healing. A sensory deprivation tank also known, as a floatation tank, is a lightless, soundproof tank where clients float in salt water at 98 degrees. First developed by American physician, John C. Lily in 1954 to test the effects of sensory deprivation, these tanks are now also used for meditation and relaxation and in alternative medicine. Floatation improves circulation and reduces pain and stiffness in the muscles, joints, ligaments and bones. It enhances immunity and resets your internal thermostat by decreasing stress hormones such as cortisol, adrenaline and ACTH. Other benefits include; improved posture, ability to focus and increased consciousness. The floatation tank used by DU20 Holistic Oasis was created by Float Lab in Venice, CA, the top choice builder of tanks for celebrities and avid floaters such as Joe Rogan and Robert Downey Jr. Says Joe Rogan, As you get more comfortable with the floating you actually get better at letting go. You begin to feel more relaxed, more energized and lighter. Its an amazing experience. Floatation is not just for top-notch athletes or celebrities. Anyone can experience the benefits of floatation therapy. It is often sought after by business people looking to reduce stress and muscle tension that can be the result of a highenergy work environment. Yogis and healers also utilize floatation to improve focus, balance, and concentration. Back pain sufferers use it to ease physical discomfort and restore balance. Floatation therapy can benefit anyone looking for a noninvasive way to heal or enjoy an ultra-deep state of relaxation. DU20 Holistic Oasis is located at 103 NE 2nd Avenue in Delray Beach. To schedule an appointment or for more information call (561) 455-2147 or go to their website, Floatation costs are $65 for an hour, $90 for 90 minutes and $115 for a 2-hour session. For maximum benefits, a series of 3-floatation sessions is recommended. DU20 Holistic Oasis is offering a special on floatation services, Like them on Facebook and receive $20 off your service. health & tness Delrays DU20 Holistic Oasis offers the rst true sensory deprivation experience in South Florida


The Delray Beach Pineapple By now, I am sure you are well aware of the endless benets that exercise will bring to your mind and body. Its no secret that a well-balanced diet consisting of a variety of healthy foods will impact your overall health in the most positive way. You have all heard over and over how trans-fat and sugar will negatively affect your energy and health. However, there is one huge factor that most people do not even consider. As a Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach, I will admit that I even miss the boat with this one when I am training my clients. (Drum roll please) STRESS! How many of you take the time to de-stress your life on a regular basis? No, ipping through channels while lying horizontally on the coach or taking a minute from your hectic work schedule to check the news feed on Facebook, does not count. Before I dive into explaining the different methods and techniques that will help eliminate the negative and overwhelming stress in your life, allow me to bring to light how prolonged stress is detrimental to the psyche, mind, and body. Simply stated, the human body is not designed to endure prolonged stress. Since stress is something that we cannot physically measure (such as your weight), the symptoms may be affecting your health more than you realize it. You may think illness is to blame for that nagging headache, your frequent insomnia or lack of productivity at work, however, stress may be the culprit. If you do not take control of your stress symptoms and begin practice the techniques I am about to share, your health problems could potentially worsen. If high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes are conditions that you would rather live without, then keep reading. Firstly, take the time to IDENTIFY the stressors in your life. This is the most important step of all, as identifying the things that stress you out in your life is the rst step towards eliminating them. Take the time now to think about what really stresses you out. What people, activities, things cause stress in your life? For me personally, I become very stressed out when I am forced to rush to work or appointments. My heart starts to race and I panic, thinking how unprofessional I will look because I am late and rushing. Imagine, all those feelings and worries could be GONE, if I only gave myself more time to ensure I will not be tardy. Make a list of your top ten stressors and consider how you can eliminate them out of your life today. A simple exercise that will leave you feeling less stressed out right away. Obviously there are circumstances that create stress in your life that you cannot just simply eliminate or change. However we can control how we react to the situation. Try these techniques: 1.) Visualization not only do the top athletes in the world use this to boost performance and super-charge their ability to succeed, but visualization allows you to approach difcult and stressful situations with condence. Close your eyes and imagine exactly how you want a scenario in real life to unfold. Next time you face a challenge, why not visualize yourself handling it perfectly and see how powerful it is for yourself. 2.) Meditation think of this technique as detoxifying the body and mind of unwanted stress. Meditation is one of the most highly effective and time-tested techniques for lessening our stress levels. It also helps us begin to tap into our unconscious mind, clearing out old negative and unwanted thoughts and experiences that may be hindering our progress. Meditation provides a private, inner sanctuary where we can learn to go when the chaos of a rushed-lifestyle overwhelms us. Clearly, this technique takes time and practice, because most people try to sit still and meditate, only to nd that they just cant keep their minds still. However, it may be helpful to know that meditating is not really about turning off your mind, but observing our thinking mind without judgment. Go to your favorite place and give it a try! 3.) Take a deep breath sounds too simple to be effective? Wrong! Taking the time to focus on taking a few slow and deep breathes will relieve you from any stress, anger and tension you may be experiencing. Next time you are feeling overwhelmed, take a minute to step back and BREATHE, you will change your state of mind immediate. 4.) Seek a Life Coach Life coaches help people improve lives or personal performance. Focusing on the present and the future, they can help you gain selfknowledge, create more effective goals and help provide a plan and framework within which to go about accomplishing them. They can help you improve your attitude on life and set you on your way to a happier and more successful life. For those of us that are lucky enough to live in Delray Beach, The Quantum Empowerment Center is an excellent facility to help guide you to realize your full potential for happiness, well-being, health and peace utilizing the most effective, evidence-based therapeutic techniques. By participating in the many classes or events they have to offer, you will learn how to enhance your retention and selfmanagement skills to be able to make better connecting choices at home, work and/or at school. Whether you are feeling completely overwhelmed with all the stressors in your life or looking too learn something new and gain a new perspective on life, The Quantum Empowerment Center can help you. They offer an array of class options ranging from Quantum Forgiveness, Unleash Your Feminine Power, Experience a Course in Miracles, Yoga, Stress Management, Meditation and so much more! I encourage you to stop in and meet Brian Sheen C.A.M., the founder of the center with more than 34 years of experience. It could be a life altering experience for yourself and your loved ones. Visit The Quantum Empowerment Center at www. or call them at 561-272-3733 Hopefully now you will realize that focusing on your well-being through diet and exercise alone, may not be enough. Stress can be detrimental to your health and may be the culprit to so many of your problems. Take the time to practice the techniques I have shared, and make sure to visit the Quantum Empowerment Center in Delray Beach today. Youve got nothing but stress to lose, now break through those selflimiting beliefs and self-inicted stress and fears and achieve your greatest potential today!Taryn Shea Loughran is a Personal Trainer, Group Instructor and Wellness Coach. Visit her at www. TarynSheaFitness. com. Contact her at or at 561 542 9536 health & tness by Taryn SheaLoughranIT TAKES MORE THAN A HEALTHY DIET AND EXERCISE TO REACH YOUR HIGHEST POTENTIAL

PAGE 14 The Delray Beach Pineapple Baseball or history lover? Both? You can save money while helping Bostons Fenway Park celebrate its centenary. The Green Monster turned 100 on April 20, but the deal lasts all season. The Hotel Commonwealth is offering a special 100th Anniversary Package priced from $339 to $479 a night during the 2012 Boston Red Sox season. The package includes lodging for two in a superior deluxe Fenway Room (470 square feet) with direct views of the ball eld; two tickets to the ofcial Fenway Park Tour a 50-minute walking tour; and a welcome basket of Baby Ruth candy bars, Coke in old-fashioned bottles, boxes of Cracker Jack and stacks of baseball cards. This deal must be booked by phone rather than online. The deal is widely available from June through September but pricier on nights the Red Sox are at home. For a one-or two-night stay June 22, 23 or 24 or July 7 or 8, the package costs $499 a night (pretax). Sept. 23-25, when the Red Sox play their last home games, the rate is $409 a night. Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Ave., Boston; 866-784-4000; destinations RED SOX FANS! CATCH A MONSTER PACKAGEDELRAY BEACH, FL Delray Beach continues to expand its sports marketing initiatives. On June 23rd and 24th Delray Beach locals will have a chance to witness the US Netball Associations national championship tournament at Atlantic High School. Although invented in the United States in 1891, Netball is considered a new sport in its country of origin yet is a high proled, prime-time TV sport in the United Kingdom, the Caribbean, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The sport, similar to basketball, continues its rapid growth in the United States, Africa and Europe. Players advance the ball by throwing it to their teammates rather than dribbling down the court. Making a basket also requires precision and accuracy as there is no backboard to bounce the ball off of. There is currently a strong lobby to include the sport in the Olympics in the near future. George Linley of the PBC Sports Commission elaborates about the tournament, The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is extremely excited about the USNA Netball Championships. We have worked closely with USA Netball and the Florida Netball Association to make sure the event comes to Delray Beach. Netball has a strong presence internationally; in fact, it is one of the most popular sports for women in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Caribbean. I would like encourage the local community to witness this great sport taking place in Delray Beach. Working with the Sports Commission, Delray Beach Commissioner Angeleta Gray and the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC) hosted 40 Netball representatives from all over the world in December 2011. The attendees visited our local hotels, Atlantic High School and the Famous 100 Foot Christmas Tree. As a result of this visit, Delray Beach was chosen as the site for the US Netball Associations national championships. This is just one of many initiatives to bring sports events to Delray Beach. The City is putting a bid package together to host a Davis Cup tennis tournament in Delray Beach if the tournament is held in the USA. The Extreme Volleyball Professionals (EVP) tour will hold its national championships in Delray Beach on September 22nd and 23rd. The EVP came to Delray Beach last summer and loved the town so much they decided to host the nals here this year. Sports marketing is an excellent way to provide exposure of our city to new audiences from around the world. Not only do the players and fans discover our town and stay in the local hotels, TV replays are broadcast nationally and internationally, said Sarah Martin, Executive Director of the DBMC. Preliminary netball matches take place on June 23rd with the nals on June 24th. Play starts at 8:30am. For more information go to www.usanetball.orgNetball coming to Delray Beach Preppy & Posh in Delray BeachStyle tips: If you are vacationing in beautiful Delray Beach, try a preppy look with a beach twist. A sleeveless dress in a oral print, a oppy hat and at shoes will give you the perfect style to immerse yourself in this upscale seaside paradise. Shop for this look: You can score iconic Florida styles from the likes of Lilly Pulitzer and Trina Turk at C. Orrico located at 1218 E. Atlantic Avenue Sea Tank Pavilions Opening at Gumbo Limbo Nature CenterBOCA RATON, FL After twelve months of waiting, Gumbo Limbo Nature Centers four new sea water tanks, including a variety of sealife, are open to the public. Initially, visitors may view the tanks during limited hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday Saturday and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Within the next few months, they expect to have the tanks open during all operational hours. Housed under beautiful pavilions constructed with wooden beams and green metal roofs, each of the four saltwater tanks represents a different South Florida marine habitat. The tanks feature both natural and manmade elements, and offer differing views from each side. The two shallow tanks represent the costal mangrove community and a nearshore reef, and contain permanent, custom designed and built habitats to represent the communities. The two deeper tanks, a tropical coral reef and an articial reef/shipwreck, are currently outtted with temporary habitats; the smaller deep tank with a temporary representation of a reef, and the larger deep tank will be exhibited with pelagic sh. Later this year, the deep tanks will be completed with permanent representation habitat. We will continue to expand the animal populations in each tank over time. Sea turtles will be included at a later date, subsequent to receiving a permit from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, says Manager Stefanie Ouellette. The new saltwater tanks and pavilions are the result of over six years of planning, and funded by the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District (GBRBPD). Friends of Gumbo Limbo then raised over $250,000 to create habitats within the tanks with their Fill The Tanks (FTT) Campaign. We had fabulous infrastructure, but we needed to transform them into learning centers observed FTT Campaign Chair Patrick Shea. The GBRBPD recently provided the additional $250,000 needed to complete the complementary interpretive and interactive components for the outside of the tanks. New curriculum will be developed for the public and the school programs which will take advantage of the educational value of having accurate, replicated habitats for close observation. Palm Beach CVB launches summer campaign The Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced its 2012 summer campaign to lure travelers to The Palm Beaches during the destinations offseason, June 1 through September 30., focuses on seasonal hotel packages and rates under the umbrella categories of Affordable Luxury, Family Fun and Other Exciting Packages. Theres s a strong focus on Florida resident rates. Nearly 50 packages are available through the campaign. The microsite will also feature a Ways to Explore section, with links out to various articles created by the CVB for its popular blog, Living in a Postcard, all with a local or insiders perspective on interesting ways to enjoy The Palm Beaches and Boca Raton in the summer months. Travel deals available on the site include: Affordable Luxury PGA National Resort & Spa, one of the countrys premier golf resorts, is offering the Summer Escape and Play package (through September 30, 2012). Starting at just $79 per night, the package includes daily breakfast in the Citrus Tree Restaurant; access to the Waters of the World mineral pool at the spa; and a myriad of golf amenities, including unlimited daily golf on the Palmer, Haig, Squire or Estates golf courses, complimentary replay rounds, golf club storage, unlimited practice range balls and a discount at the David Ledbetter Golf Clinic. The luxurious Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach is encouraging guests to indulge in the resorts incredible amenities at no cost by offering resort credits to those booking two consecutive nights through September 30, 2012. Guests staying in an ocean-view or premier ocean-view room will receive a $100 resort credit, and guests in the resorts suites will receive a $200 resort credit to use on dining, spa treatments, cocktails and more. Family Fun Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa wants to get the kids outside to explore the beautiful beaches and nearby Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. With rates starting at just $145 per night through September 30, 2012, the Lighthouse Lookout package includes breakfast for the entire family and a tour of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. The Breakers Palm Beach, a historic luxury resort, is inviting adults and children alike to experience the oceanfront resort starting at $298 per night. Through September 30, 2012, guests can enjoy complimentary continental breakfast buffet daily; admission to the spa and oceanview tness center; unlimited tennis; and savings on golf at the Ocean Course. In addition, kids under 12 eat free off the childrens menu when dining with adults, and can enjoy access to The Breakers kids camp. Other Exciting Offers are offering special Florida Resident Rates this summer, including the Delray Beach Marriott with rates from $127 per night, and a 10 percent discount at Casa Grandview Historic Luxury Inn, Cottages & Suites. The Chestereld Hotel, Hilton Suites Boca Raton and Historic Hartman House are just a few of the destinations other hotels offering Florida residents special rates through September 30, 2012. The Colony Hotel Palm Beach is welcoming summer travelers to experience one of Palm Beachs premier entertainment performances, the Colony Cabaret. With rates from $500, the Life is a Cabaret package includes a two-night stay; dinner and performance in the Royal Room; breakfast for two each morning; complimentary parking; and admission to Motown Friday Night in the Polo Lounge when staying through September 2, 2012. is also viewable on mobile devices. For more information and a complete listing of special offers, visit www.MyPalmBeachSummer. com or call the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 554-7256.


The Delray Beach Pineapple Delray Beach joins Boca Raton and the PBC CVB to celebrate Travel & Tourism Week Delray Beach made its presence known at the Travel Rally Day held on May 8th at Mizner Park. Travel Rally Day is organized by the US Travel Association in cooperation with the Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau to celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week. Rallies were held throughout Palm Beach County kicking off with the morning rally at Mizner Park, organized by Downtown Boca. Delray Beachs hotels and attractions were out in full force in support of this event. Matthew Farmer of the Arts Garage favored the crowd by singing some jazz and showtunes. Putty, from PuttN Around brought out his mini putting green. Old School Square promoted all things pirate related in honor of their summer exhibition, Pirates & Treasures. The Sundy House brought mufns and the Historic Hartman House B&B brought homemade mango bread to share. Worrell Water (served at the Sundy House) was very popular with the attendees. They gave away T-shirts, reusable bags and a free drink to the Sundy Houses new Star Bar. All this was organized in an effort to attract media attention to the importance of tourism to the state of Florida, Palm Beach County and Delray Beach. SUMMER AT THE SEAGATESpecial rates through September 30The Seagate Hotel & Spa, located right on Atlantic Avenue and just steps from Delrays famed sandy beaches, is offering summer specials with its Delray Summer Getaway. From June 1 through September 30, room rates start at $159 for a courtyard room, or book a deluxe room with a minimum two-night stay between Sunday and Thursday and receive a $50 resort credit and special hotel gift. Guests can walk to the beach or take the hotels complimentary trolley to enjoy privileges at the private Seagate Beach Club. Indulge in a locally inspired treatment at the 8,000-square-foot seagate Spa, experience chef Adam Gottliebs innovative culinary techniques at the Atlantic Grille, and enjoy live music and cocktails at Jellies Bar For more information, visit www. or call 877-577-3242.3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration at CranesThird Thursday Fun-Raiser to benefit Spady MuseumDELRAY BEACH, FL Cathy Balestriere, general manager of Cranes BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar, announced that the popular, Key West-style boutique hotels series of Third Thursday Fun-Raisers to benet local nonprot organizations will include: June 21 Juneteenth Celebration On behalf of the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum in Delray Beach, honoring the oldest known commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. This is the Spady Museums third annual Juneteenth Celebration at Cranes BeachHouse Hotel. Co-sponsored by Waste Management and the Arts Radio Network, the Juneteenth Celebration will begin at 6 p.m. and will take place around the 625-square-foot poolside Tiki Bar at Crane's BeachHouse Hotel, 82 Gleason Street in Delray Beach. Admission is $25 per person, and tickets can be purchased online at According to event chair Margie Walden, the Juneteenth Celebration, beneting the Spady Museum, will feature an extensive rafe with opportunities for guests to win prizes, such as tickets to SunFest, Improv Comedy Club, major sports events, gift certicates to some of the areas best restaurants and lunch with WPTV NewsChannel 5 Sports Newscaster Jason Pugh. We invite all of our Spady supporters, friends and partners to join us for this fun summer party that recognizes a special date in the history of African-Americans and this country, said Charlene Jones, interim museum administrator for the Spady Museum. Juneteenth is also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day since the news of freedom fell on the 19th of June 146 years ago.June at the Morikami Ghosts, Origami, Sushi and Stroll!Delray Beach, Fla. Its always the perfect time of year to visit the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, especially this summer! Experience a beautiful South Florida sunset during the Sushi and Stroll Summer Walk Series, enjoy a special Japanese family-fun origami workshop, or cool down inside the mystical exhibit: Ghosts, Goblins, and Gods: The Supernatural in Japanese Art. Check out what the rest of the month has to offer below. Friday, June 8, 2012 Sushi & Stroll Summer Walk Series Time: 5:30 8:30 p.m. Cost: $7 adults, $5 children. (Members and children 3 and under are free); $2 for taiko performance (optional) 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 a tranquil garden, and youve got Sushi & 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. Sunday, June 10, 2012 Sado-Omote Senke Tea Ceremony Class Time: 11 a.m. 12 p.m. (Individual appointments begin at 10:15 a.m.) Cost: $45 (Members $40). Advance registration required. Please contact 561-4950233, ext. 210, or email Location: Seishin-an Tea House The class affords a unique opportunity to study the traditional art of sado, The Way of Tea. Attending a Tea Ceremony Workshop (offered in November, January and March) is required for those who have never taken a Tea Ceremony Class, but wish to start studying sado. Saturday, June 16, 2012 Demonstrations of Sado, the Way of Tea Time: 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m. Cost: $5 (with paid museum admission). Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. Please call 561-495-0233, ext. 210. Location: Seishin-an Tea House Experience sado in the tranquil setting of the Seishin-an, the Morikamis authentic tea house. Observe Japanese sado by the Omote Senke tea group, an ever-changing tea ceremony demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties. Involvement in the true spirit of sado harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei) and tranquility (jaku), along with a sip of green tea and a sweet, will help bring a calm perspective into ones busy life. Saturday, June 23, 2012 Family Fun Workshop Series: Origami Time: 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. or 1 2 p.m. Cost: $10 (With paid admission to the museum. Must register with one parent/ guardian and child. Each additional child/ parent $5.) Advance registration required. Turn a at piece of paper into three dimensional art! Learn the art of Japanese paper folding and have fun creating several unique pieces. For more information, including materials needed for class, visit Fun in the Sun Summer Family friendly exhibitionsUnlike other beach towns, Delray Beach does not roll up the street during the summer. This summers family friendly exhibitions feature Pirates & Treasures, Sharks, Ghosts and Goblins all mixed in with a little African American history. Fort Mose: Colonial Americas Black Fortress of Freedom Through July 29th. This exhibit explores the history of Fort Mose, Americas rst legally sanctioned free black community. Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. 170 NW 5th Ave. Museum admission $5 per person. 561-2798883 or Ahoy Maitz! Pirates & Treasures! Through October 2 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. Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture, Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave.,561-2437922; Shark Month Through September 30th. Shark feedings at 10:30am Tuesday Saturday. 100 genuine shark and ray jaws, free fossil dig to nd a shark tooth, make your own fossil tooth necklace, take a photo in the giant megalodon jaw. Admission is $4 ages 3 and up. Sandoway House Nature Center, 142 S Ocean Blvd. 561274-7263 or Ghosts, Goblins and Gods: The Supernatural in Japanese Art Through September 16th. View an array of paintings, prints, sculptural gures and masks depicting other worldly beings. Morikami Museum, 4000 Morikami Park Road. www. 561495-0233 And dont forget to visit the Puppetry Arts Center in Pineapple Grove and check out the summer activities that the Delray Beach Library has planned. Schools out. Thinking of going on a summer vacation? Need some ideas to keep the kids busy and happy? Why not spend a day in Delray? Weve done the planning for you. 10:30 am Pirates and Treasures at the Cornell Museum at Old School Square Visit the Pirates and Treasures exhibition at Old School Square. 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. 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. Tuesday Saturday 10:00am 4:30pm Sunday 1:00pm 4:30pm $10 general; $6 seniors; $4 students 13-21; $2 ages 4-12; free for ages 3 and under Noon Have lunch at one of our family friendly restaurants in downtown. 1:00 pm Play a round of mini golf at PuttN Around Delray Beach Play one or both of two courses: The Everglades with a native Florida botanical garden, water hazards and bronze sculpture or The Ocean with a beach-inspired setting, lots of water, bronze sculptures and a tropical garden. Air conditioned clubhouse with ice cream, snacks, sodas, water beer & wine. Summer specialscheck website $9.85 per person for 18 holes PuttN Around Delray Beach 350 NE 5th Avenue, Delray Beach Be a Tourist in your own TownFamily Fun Day Pirates and Putty destinations Call 561-299-1430 to advertise today! Putty from PuttN Around joins Stephanie Immelman, Delray Beachs Destination Marketer, Marco Pistella of the Sundy House and Benita Goldsmith of the Historic Hartman House B&B.Did you know? the national economy each year and supports 14.4 million jobs that cannot be outsourced. 1million of these jobs are in Florida. travel and tourism revenues and helps prevent Floridians from having a state income tax. time job.

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PAGE 18 The Delray Beach Pineapple our patrons share that experience with us. This incredible feedback and our commitment to bringing exceptional talent paved the way to attracting artists who have garnered an international reputation and are highly regarded for their inuence upon their contemporaries and the generations that follow. The Jazz Project this summer includes performances by: Doug Carn had an enormous impact on the world of soul-jazz. The pianist, organist, composer and educator crafted classic albums such as Infant Eyes and Adams Apple, on which he also wrote distinctive arrangements of songs by Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane and Bobby Hutcherson. With his long white beard and turban, Hammond B3 wizard, Dr. Lonnie Smith was a familiar xture on the South Florida jazz scene of the s and s. A breakout star in the 1960s, Dr. Lonnie brought his distinctive, exciting organ sound to the records of George Benson and Lou Donaldson, and cut some classic sides of his own for the Blue Note label. The members of Miamis Latin-roots-fusion band Oriente have performed with some of the greatest musicians, past and present, including Mongo Santamaria, Jaco Pastorius, Celia Cruz and Cachao. Pianist Lynne Arriale is a dynamic and soulful performer. In recent years, Arriale, who teaches at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, has toured and recorded with brilliant musicians including trumpeter Randy Brecker, saxophonist Bill McHenry and bassist George Mraz as well as with her own trio. Longtime South Florida jazz fans certainly will be out in force to greet drummer Duffy Jackson, holding court behind his drum kit while swinging ferociously and cracking wise. Not only is Duffy among the swingingest drummers around, hes also one of the funniest. Anyone who heard guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg who grew up in Miami and attended the University of Miami knew he was destined to make his mark in the jazz world. A superbly gifted player, Kreisberg toured with jazz greats such as Joe Henderson, Michael Brecker and Red Rodney, and also helmed his own progressive-rock band Third Wish. The success of the Jazz Project gave birth to Garage Blues. We were overwhelmed with requests for blues and are thrilled with the caliber of talent with which we are debuting this signature series, continued Ushe. Our instant popularity speaks to the real hunger of audience to experience legendary musicians in an boutique metropolitan setting like ours. Garage Blues includes performances by: Little Jake Mitchell was a teen prodigy who later toured with James Brown, Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke, and won over audiences at the Apollo Theater. Matt Guitar Murphy is considered one of the baddest blues guitarists on the planet, and he has earned a spot in the Blues Hall of Fame. Barrelhouse Chuck Goering has played with some of the best including Chicago blues-piano heroes Blind John Davis, Big Moose Walker, Detroit Junior and Little Brother Montgomery. You can also hear him on the soundtrack to the movie Cadillac Records. For his Arts Garage show, Barrelhouse Chuck will be joined by South Florida favorites Famous Frank and the Nucklebusters. Tickets are priced between $20-$30 in advance, and comprehensive listings are at www. Subscriptions are also available. For more information please call 561-450-6357.ARTS GARAGE IS SMOKIN THIS SUMMER Blues, Jazz, Theatre, Hip Hop and more... PINEAPPLE GROVE As the Arts Garage begins their second year, theyre rolling out the red carpet for some legendary performers. Two outstanding series will put the Arts Garages already stellar reputation into the stratosphere. The return of Jazz Project, and thanks to overwhelming audience requests the introduction of their Garage Blues series. We are especially proud of to be hosting the caliber of musicians featured in our Garage Blues Series and Jazz Project Series, said Alyona Ushe, Executive Director. These legendary artists have had a lasting impact on American music and I am especially proud to be able to launch these programs during African-American Music Appreciation month in June. Many of these performers have strong Florida ties, and all have inuenced their contemporary artists, along with artists for generations to come. Their contributions to the creation of American music cannot be underestimated, and their stories need to be heard and shared. Also of historic interest is The Arts Garages celebration of Hip-Hop. This venue showcases diversity like no other, featuring excellence in every genre. With the Urban Undergrounds Summer of 92, The Arts Garage takes a look back at the music of twenty-years ago, including RunDMC, Dr. Dre, the Beastie Boys and more. In addition, the Arts Garage welcomes back hometown favorite and rising star, Chloe Dolandis and showcases their own Matthew Farmer.June 1, 2012, 7:30 Date Night With Chloe Dolandis ($15-25) A young voice with an old soul, dynamic entertainer Chloe Dolandis moves audiences with her powerful vocals and commanding stage presence. Her debut album, Bring Back The Fever, penned by Dolandis and her writing team, offers a uniquely stylistic blend reminiscent of Aretha Franklin, Michael Buble, Stevie Wonder, and Bette Midler. June 2, 2012 9pm Urban Underground: Summer of 92 20 Years of Hip-hop ($10-15) The best Florida MCs, break dancers, poets and live grafti artists give you a look back at the music and art that dened the culture of the city! See rappers battle it out and poets express their rage at life in the ghettos while b-boys do their thing to many of raps greatest songs. Featuring music from the Beastie Boys, RunDMC, Dr. Dre and all new songs that dene the current culture of Delray Beach. The main motive behind the existence of Urban Underground is to cross classes, so to speak, and present a diverse audience with music that knows no cultural bounds, explains Drew Tucker, Education & Outreach Coordinator at Arts Garage. The City of Delray Beach has been trying to bring together the various backgrounds within Delray Beach for years and we nally have a means to do this, with music. Pairing hip hop with a seven-piece instrumental section, putting the performance on the stage of the multi-disciplinary venue of Arts Garage and promoting this event across schools, companies and other organizations from the east to west side of the city will result in the coming together of a people for a unied reason to hear what Urban Underground has to say. The Garage Blues Series: Tickets $20-$30 June 16, 2012: Blues, 8pm Little Jake Mitchell & The Soul Searchers A teen prodigy from Tampa, soul-singer Little Jake Mitchell toured with James Brown, Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke, won over audiences at the Apollo Theater, and cut his rst record for the Chess label in 1957. In 1960, Little Jake and the Blenders were the rst African-American band to play at the University of Floridas Gator Growl, a highly segregated event at the time. Still singing powerfully, Mitchell led his band The Soul Searchers to the semi-nals of the 2012 International Blues Challenge. July 21: 2012: Blues, 9pm Matt Guitar Murphy & The Nouveaux Honkies While most people recognize Matt Guitar Murphy for his iconic role in the Blues Brothers movies, he had long before established himself as one of the baddest blues guitarists on the planet. While still in his teens, the Mississippi-born Murphy gained fame in Memphis and West Memphis, and he went on to perform and record with Howlin Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson and Memphis Slim. His jazzy, sophisticated licks inuenced generations of Chicago guitarists, and this year earned him a spot in the Blues Music Hall of Fame. Murphy, 82, has resided in South Florida for more than a decade. For his Arts Garage performance, hell be joined by frequent collaborators The Nouveaux Honkies. August 18, 2012: Blues, 8pm Barrelhouse Chuck with Famous Frank & The Nucklebusters Blues Band Chicago is known for its rich legacy of blues pianists, and Barrelhouse Chuck Goering learned from some of the best. Relocating from Gainesville to Chicago in 1979, he befriended blues-piano great Sunnyland Slim, with whom he studied and traveled for 16 years. This also gained him entry to a fraternity of Chicago blues-piano heroes, including Blind John Davis, Big Moose Walker, Detroit Junior and Little Brother Montgomery. Chuck became a formidable player himself, and has performed and recorded with Jimmy Rogers, Hubert Sumlin, Buddy Guy and Kim Wilson, among others. You can also hear him on the soundtrack to the movie Cadillac Records. For his Arts Garage show, Barrelhouse Chuck will be joined by South Florida faves Famous Frank and the Nucklebusters. The Jazz ProjectTickets $20-$30 June 9, 2012: Jazz, 8pm Doug Carn Quartet Raised in St. Augustine, where he still resides, Doug Carn had an enormous impact on the world of soul-jazz. The pianist, organist, composer and educator crafted classic albums such as Infant Eyes and Adams Apple, on which he also wrote distinctive arrangements of songs by Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane and Bobby Hutcherson. With his quartet of regular sidemen from NE Florida, Carn will be playing both standards and original material to lead off the summer series and African American Music Appreciation Month. June 23, 2012: Jazz, 8pm Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio With his long white beard and turban, Hammond B3 wizard, Dr. Lonnie Smith was a familiar xture on the South Florida jazz scene of the s and s. A breakout star in the 1960s, Dr. Lonnie brought his distinctive, exciting organ sound to the records of George Benson and Lou Donaldson, and cut some classic sides of his own for the Blue Note label. Approaching his 70th birthday in July, Smith continues to prove among the most creative voices on his instrument. James Martin will be on drums and long-time collaborator of Smiths, Randall Dollahan, will be on guitar. July 14, 2012: Jazz, 9pm Oriente The members of Miamis Latin-roots-fusion band Oriente have performed with some of the greatest musicians, past and present, including Mongo Santamaria, Jaco Pastorius, Celia Cruz and Cachao. Under the leadership of guitarist, vocalist and composer Eddy Balzola, Oriente performs a sizzling mix of jazz, blues and soul driven by Afro-Cuban rhythms and a kicking brass section. They continue to perform all over South Florida, from the Keys to Palm Beach, adding avid fans with every performance. July 28, 2012: Jazz, 9pm Lynne Arriale With her tangle of red curls and striking blue eyes, pianist Lynne Arriale is a dynamic and soulful performer. In recent years, Arriale, who teaches at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, has toured and recorded with brilliant musicians including trumpeter Randy Brecker, saxophonist Bill McHenry and bassist George Mraz as well as with her own trio. But the focus generally remains on Arriales bright playing and introspective compositions, even more so on her latest recording, which is aptly titled Solo. And thats exactly how youll hear her when she performs at Arts Garage this summer. August 11, 2012: Jazz, 8pm Duffy Jackson Big Band Longtime South Florida jazz fans certainly will be out in force to greet drummer Duffy Jackson, holding court behind his drum kit while swinging ferociously and cracking wise. Not only is Duffy among the swingingest drummers around, hes also one of the funniest. But he comes by his entertainment roots naturally: His dad was legendary jazz bassist Chubby Jackson. And certainly, Duffy has backed his share of legends, among them Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Carter. Now living in Nashville, the drummer returns to South Florida for his Arts Garage gig, where hell provide the propulsive engine to a roaring 17-piece big band. August 25, 2012: Jazz, 8pm Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet Anyone who heard guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg who grew up in Miami and attended the University of Miami knew he was destined to make his mark in the jazz world. A superbly gifted player, Kreisberg toured with jazz greats such as Joe Henderson, Michael Brecker and Red Rodney, and also helmed his own progressive-rock band Third Wish. The New York-based Kreisberg remains an extremely fresh voice on his instrument, whether hes playing his own evocative compositions or nding fresh expression in standards. He will be presenting on this evening with his NY Quartet.GARAGE BLUES continued from page 1 Doug Carn Little Jake and The Soul Searchers


The Delray Beach Pineapple music by DrewTuckerThis name, MusicJones, (MJ) says a lot about him, as a desire for music is what has driven Andrew Penn since childhood. Raised in the church, MJ began on the drums at the age of 8 and knew from then that he should be making music. Andrews great grandparents were among the rst Delray settlers in the early 1900s. He attended Banyan Creek, Carver Middle School, and Atlantic High School before nding himself immersed in the recording arts at Full Sail in Orlando. I met MJ to learn more about him over a Miami Heat basketball game at a local Delray Beach eatery and between plays we really went in depth on what it takes to be a recording artist these days. You have to be able to do it all to stay competitive. He continues, Full Sail was a great experience. I wanted to be able to do everything with music without needing to hire anyone for the process. I wanted to be a complete artist and my education there helped me to do that. What he means is that by learning not only how to ply his craft, but also to record, market, and promote it as well, he would be a one man label, capable of being in control of his own product. MusicJones . Jones noun (a jones). Describes a state in which one experiences strong desire or attraction.After College, MJ went to work at the Boys and Girls Club while building his musical portfolio. That was a really great experience for me, because it was there that I learned how important it is to give back. And even today it is a big part of what drives me. His travels found him in Tallahassee, where he joined Lay-lo studios and worked as a production engineer for all of the big acts in the area for 5 years. After doing that for a while the Jones came back. I realized that I had to be creating music, singing and writing. After returning to Delray and collaborating with some of the best hip-hop and R&B acts in the business, MJ is back to creating. His latest creation Believers, is already garnishing quite a buzz and the video, directed by Ryan Snyder, will be ready for release later this month. Jones recently performed for a sold out crowd at Propaganda, and plans on releasing his rst solo CD at the end of 2012. MJ currently spends his time producing and just signed a production agreement with Vanburen Court LLC. Ive learned that when you know what you are meant to do, you just do it, you cant wait around for the perfect opportunity, you have to make it. MJ is satisfying his Jones one project at a time, and helping others to do the same. Reach out to MusicJones at @musicjonesdrew Drew Tucker is the owner of Tucker Music Academy and the Education and Outreach Coordinator at Arts Garage. Connect with him at and @TuckerMusic101 It was there that I learned how important it is to give back MusicJones

PAGE 20 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 A new concept in a well-worn spot, Patio Delray is an eclectic, seasonally-inspired restaurant located close to the Intracoastal on George Bush Blvd. Their happy hour includes half off drinks and a special appetizer menu. Drew: I can honestly say, I didnt know this place was here. Ryan: Me neither. But when one of our readers highly recommended it, I gured we had to check it out. Drew: Right off the bat, I like the artsy vibe of this place. Ryan: The layout is worth mentioning. A quiet dining area, a plethora of outdoor seating and a free-standing bar make Patio Delray a complete package. Drew: Although the crowd was a little thin at rst, the bar was the obvious spot to hang. The owner, Miss Lily, greeted us the second we walked in the door, such a nice touch. Ryan: I liked how she handles the bar while the staff cooks and serves the food. Its nice to order a few half off drinks and apps while chatting with the owner. Drew: Honestly thats my favorite part. Miss Lily tells it like it is. Shes a world traveler and although she doesnt like to talk about herself too much, once in a while she shares an interesting tidbit. Ryan: Restaurants on The Ave. can continue to expand their happy hour menus and ironically fancy dishes (Gourmet Tater Tots) but they cant duplicate this experience. After running out of cold stock of our beer of choice Miss Lily went to the back and put four beers in an ice bucket. By the time we were nished with our rst round they were perfectly chilled. Drew: But the best part was when Miss Lily took the time to tell each guest that happy hour was about to end. And if an order came in a little after 7pm, no one said Oh, sorry happy hour is over. The computer wont let me put it in. (Like weve heard so many times on The Ave. at 7:01.) Ryan: Theres a lot to be said about the difference in experience between owner run dining gems like Patio Delray, and the large corporate owned restaurants. MELLOW MUSHROOM A funky pizza palace with craft beers and out of the ordinary signature pies. Ryan: We all know it well: The Mellow Mushroom, an absolute no-brainer in this category. Drew: Which begs the question what took us so long? Ryan: Well its probably the fact that we eat and drink here almost every week. Drew: Yeah good point. Ryan: Great pizzas, salads and sandwiches and over 50 craft beers on tap, what more could you ask for? Theres really not a thing this place doesnt have. Drew: They even have a full bar, if beers not your thing, and pick drinks daily to run as all day specials. Ryan: I love checking out their little chalkboard when Im in the area; $3 Margaritas? Yes please! $2 Blue Moons? Sure, why not. Cold Mojitos on a hot Sunday afternoon? Duh! Drew: Absolutely! But lets remember why were here. For under $20 per person, were chowing and guzzling. A couple of Cigar City Maduro Brown Ales, two salads, and a medium pineapple and bacon pizza (strongly suggested by our friendly server) all in our budget. Ryan: This isnt some cheap pizza joint with greasy pie and a two slice special either. Drew: Not that were opposed to the two slice specials. Ryan: No, of course not, but Mellow Mushroom delivers a dining experience worthy of a Friday night out. Drew: Or a Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night out. Ryan: With their menu and prices, why not! BACK ROOM BLUES BAR A throwback true blue Blues Bar located on the corner of Atlantic Ave and Congress. Expect regional blues heroes and a fun crowd. Ryan: This is exactly what Ive been looking for! Drew: I told you. All this time Ive been telling you about the great spots outside the invisible walls of downtown. Ryan: Yeah well last time you took me to Shats in Boynton and I was strip searched before I got to go in. Drew: Haha, yeah but you had fun right? Ryan: No doubt. But now Im at Back Room Blues Bar and LOVING IT! Where do I even begin to express my love of this joint? Drew: You dont. I do. And I say we start with the music. Tonights band is called Bobby and The Renegades. They have the best blues guitarist I have ever heard outside of New Orleans. P.S.hes only, like, 20 something. Ryan: He looks about 14 1/2 to me. Pretty sure I saw his mom drop him off before the show. They call him Steve Baby Face Laudicina. Drew: You just made that up, no one calls him that. His name is Steve Laudicina and chatting with him I learned, hes a super laid back kid with a world of talent. Hes going to go a long way and right now you can see him right in Delray. Ryan: The nickname will catch on give it time. I feel like theres more to this place than just music. Can we just stay here the rest of the night? Our crew is having too much fun and Im just getting to know the cool bartenders. Drew: These nights are called Drew and The Woo, we can do whatever we want. STILL BACK ROOM BLUES BAR Ryan: Lets laydown the layout for our loyal readers. Theyve got a big U-shaped bar, about two dozen tables facing the stage, a high top booth that overlooks the entire bar, a few lounge areas and a pool table. Drew: Dont forget the animatronic kids ride usually found outside of K-Marts in the s, a popcorn machine circa 1970, walls adorned with pinup girls from the s and an overall dcor reminiscent of the early s. Ryan: Throwback and Old School are thrown around a lot, but the Back Room experience is more multigenerational. In fact, its worth mentioning that we have two of the Pineapple Newspaper owners partying with us here tonight, JD Diaz and Gene Fisher. Genes been in Delray Beach forever and has seen the Back Room Blues Bar in several locations. He said that it was actually once run out of the back of liquor store, hence the name. Since then its held residence at two locations in downtown Delray and one just across the border in Boca Raton. Drew: Well I for one am glad its back in Delray. Ryan: And from the look of it, its here to stay. Taxi. Checkers. Bed.Want us to consider your favorite local hangout? Email us at The Search for The Perfect Night Out: PART VI


The Delray Beach Pineapple The Palm Beach County Cultural Council, the arts agency that serves non-prot cultural organizations and professional artists throughout the county, recognizes outstanding individuals for their contributions to arts and culture each year by honoring them with their highly coveted MUSE Awards. The Milagro Centers Stephen Backhus (Mr. Steve) was awarded the 2012 Muse Award for Outstanding Arts Educator and was presented with the prestigious award at an entertainment-lled dinner and show at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. The Muse Awards not only celebrate the many wonderful contributions the recipients are making to Palm Beach County residents, but they also spotlight the intrinsic ways that our cultural community continues to positively impact both the local economy and our overall quality of life, said Rena Blades, CEO of the Palm Beach County Cultural Council. Mr. Steve teaches mixed-media art to Milagro Center STARS and, as the ARTreach Program Manager, also takes his unique and creative drawings, sculptures, and collages each week to the children served at such organizations as The Haven, The ARC, Quantum House, Kids in Distress, Under 21, The Literacy Coalition, and Head Start. Mr. Steve encourages children and youth to discover their individual creativity and reach their highest potential.Milagro Centers Stephen Backhus wins Muse Award Arts agency tabs arts educatorMilagro Centers Stephen BackhusMr. Steve doing ARTreach at ARC of Palm Beach County Get Ready, Set, Grow Academy, an educational preschool located on Jog Road in Delray Beach, Florida, hosted their Fourth Annual Childrens Art Show in May. This event has become quite famous amongst the families of Get Ready, Set, Grow Academy. As part of the curriculum, the children attend art classes where they learn about the use of various types of art medium, color mixing and different artistic styles and techniques. Through the instruction of Get Ready, Set, Grow Academys art teacher, Miss Susie, the children studied the Neo-Impressionist styles of Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh. The children then incorporated this knowledge and reproduced magnicent works of art which were displayed in the hallways of the school for all to admire. Integrating the arts into the program is an essential part of a childs growing process and at Get Ready, Set, Grow Academy, it is apparent that the children take pride in their accomplishments. They believe that through art, children are able to express themselves creatively and become independent thinkers. If anyone is interesting in visiting Get Ready, Set, Grow Academy to learn more about their program, please call 561-865-2223.Get Ready, Set, Grow hosts art show By Ellen Thistle The Pineapple Contributing Writer There is an underground web of men in Delray Beach who know the secret to keeping their wives happy. Most of them dont even know one another. But they all have one thing in common: three times a year, they go see jewelry designer Stacey Wissow. This whole thing started with a simple, threestrand, garnet necklace, Stacey says. I just wanted three strands of nice beads. And I couldnt nd what I was looking for. When I searched for it online, I just kept coming up with places that sold beads. So Stacey decided to make the necklace herself. I wore the necklace to work one day, and a woman in my ofce ipped out. Oh my god, she said, where can I get one of those? I told her I made them. Pretty soon, all the women I worked with were ordering my jewelry. That was ten years ago. Stacey was working as a technology executive in the nance industry and living in New York City. But in 2004, Stacey realized it was time to make a change. When charged with laying off three people in her department, Stacey nominated herself and two others. She retired and started making jewelry full time. For two years, Stacey supported herself through online jewelry sales and weekly Tupperware parties she hosted out of her home. But eventually, she came to the same conclusion many people who live here did: she was sick of the cold weather. She packed up and moved to South Florida. While the desire for a garnet necklace might have sparked what became a life change, the roots of Staceys inspiration go deeper. Ive always been an artist, Stacey says, I really was attracted to color and light. I love glass. I like the transparency, the way it changes based on light. In fact, Stacey worked with stained glass for years before she started making jewelry. That kind of led me to real gemstones, she says, I found it appealed to the same thing. When she says real gemstones, she means it. Once a year, Stacey travels to the gem district of New York City. She walks up to inconspicuouslooking locked doors. She rings a doorbell; they buzz her in. She walks upstairs, down dim, bare hallways, and into back rooms with case after case of precious gems stretching from wall to wall. In places like this, Stacey invests in exactly what make her pieces special. She buys tiny, faceted, droplet-shaped sapphire beads, topaz beads in three shades of blue, pendants of clear, caramel citrine and deep, royal amethyst. She examines each tiny gem bead up close. She holds it up to the light. She selects only the ones that are awless. Stacey doesnt work with clay or glass beads. Gemstones have value, she explains. You can buy a bag of glass beads, and ten years from now its going to be worth exactly what you paid for it. I buy good-quality gemstones and use precious metals, so all of my pieces are investment pieces: they will only go up in value. I spend thousands of dollars on beads when I go to New York, she admits, But I get the best there is. And then, equipped with dozens of bags of vibrant, precious beads, Stacey sits down at her corner workbench, turns on the light, and gets to work. I start with color, she says matter-of-factly. Usually, Im inspired by the gems, And sure enough, her workbench is a kaleidoscope. Upon closer inspection, one thing is immediately clear: this woman has an uncanny eye for color. In one corner, slate-gold pyrite is paired with lucent, brick-red garnet in the beginnings of a bracelet. Steely hematite accents black, diamondlike spinel in a half-nished necklace. Trays with beads made from blood-red rubies, ery carnelian, and sea-green turquoise are scattered around her workbench in artistic disarray. This isnt the kind of beading your eccentric aunt does. Stacey pulls out one of her nished pieces: a necklace of small, tear-drop shaped beads, in an intoxicating color combination of greens, purples, reds, and yellows. These are sapphires. Theyre triple-A qualitythats the highest rating a gemstone can get. These stones are perfect. Once Stacey has completed the beading for a piece of jewelry, she chooses from fasteners made of braided sterling silver and 14-karat goldhighquality clasps that are miniature works of art in their own right. The way you nish a piece is as important as the whole piece. She explains. I use professional beading wire, wire guards, crimp beads (which I knot underneath), and I use expensive clasps. My pieces dont break. She brings out another nished work of art: an 18-carat pendant of watery blue topaz dangles on a string of small, lustrous freshwater pearls and glimmering, chartreuse peridot beads. Its breathtaking. (PHOTO) After moving to South Florida to escape the cold weather, Stacey was on her way to the work life she had always dreamed about. There was only one problem: she missed working with people. Tired of the isolation required to be a full-time, athome artist, Stacey gured out a way that she could practice her art and stay connected with people. She opened up a store. For the past ve years, Stacey has owned and operated Spotted on 2nd, a charming store in Pineapple Grove that has quickly developed into one of Delrays favorite treasures. Stacey sells her jewelry along with the work of over fty American artists. While handmade artisan jewelry (made by her and others) accounts for about 70% of her sales, her inventory is diverse, ranging from handmade mobiles to iron sculptures. It is an ideal place to shop for gifts, and it suits all price ranges. Its Staceys loyal cult following that has kept her in business. I have husbands who come in here three times a year, she says, their wifes birthday, their anniversary, and Christmas. And they hit a home run every time. Surrounded by Staceys masterpieces, it is hard to remember that only a few years ago, her professional life revolved around board meetings and quarterly reports. Now, she concerns herself with nding high-caliber jewelry clasps and lling her store with unique, quality, handmade art from all over the country. Staceys success story echoes that of so many others: it kind of just happened by chance. One time, I was at the drug store picking up a prescription, she says. I was wearing one of my pieces around my neck. It had tourmaline, kind of like this, she said, gesturing the shape of a long, rectangular pendant on her chest. The pharmacist bought it from me on the spot, right off my neck. Thats when I knew that I was on to something. I kind of fell into it, Stacey laughs, And then I just perfected it. You can nd Stacey and her jewelry at Spotted on 2nd, located in the 200 block of NE 2nd Avenue. In Pineapple Grove. Or check out the stores website at Former Technology Executive Creates Some of Delrays Most Stunning Art Natural Turquoise and sterling silver 18-carat Blue Topaz faceted gemstone with blue topaz beads, peridot, and freshwater pearls. CabaretVerbotenCabaret Verboten explores Germanys Weimar era art-scene, a hotbed of music, theatre, and art designed to use satire and irony to expose corruption and social injustice in the face of the Nazi machines insidious advance. Bold, provocative and titillating, Cabaret Verboten features the biting music, songs and scenes of Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, Bertolt Brecht, Friedrich Hollaender, Mischa Spoliansky and Marcellus Schiffer. The cabaret of the day reected societys degeneration, dripping in decadence and menace, and dealt with social issues in stunning music and song that resonates as if written today. A perfect Arts Garage production, Cabaret Verboten embodies the raw and edgy sensibility of this Delray Beach venue, and the provocative intellectual sexiness of an art form best suited for highly entertaining social commentary. Performances for Cabaret Verboten are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings at 7:30; Saturday afternoons at 2:00 p.m.; and Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25-$35. www. or call 561-450-6357

PAGE 22 The Delray Beach Pineapple Habitat Happy Hour at Breathe, 401 W. Atlantic Ave. 5pm 7pm. Free to attend Taking donations & holding rafes for Habitat for Humanity. Delicious $6 Appetizers, $4 Wines & Martinis. Date Night with Chloe Dolandis 7:30pmThe Arts Garage A young voice with an old soul, dynamic entertainer Chloe Dolandis moves audiences with her powerful vocals and commanding stage presence. 180 NE 1st St. Call 561-450-6357 for tickets. $15-$25 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. The play became the surprise hit of the 2004 New York theatre season. Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 NW 9th St. Tickets $30 Call 561-272-1281 ex.4 for showtimes. Call Me Mr. Abbott The Life and Career of George Abbott In a career that spanned 92 years (from 1903 to 1995), George Abbott wrote, directed and produced more successful shows than any other man in the history of the Broadway stage. Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 NW 9th St. Tickets $30 Call 561-272-1281 ex.4 for showtimes Live entertainment at Kevro Art Bar. Everything from country, rockabilly, acoustic to Indie every Saturday night 166 SE 2nd Avenue. Once Upon a Time, Dance Academy of Boca Raton. Crest Theatre at Old School Square. 2pm & 6pm. Tickets through box ofce: 561-243-7922 x1. 51 N. Swinton Ave., Urban Underground: Summer of 92 | 20 Years of Hip-hop 9pm The Arts Garage The best Florida MCs, break dancers, poets and live grafti artists give you a look back at the music and art that dened the culture of the city! 180 NE 1st St. Call 561-450-6357 for tickets. $10-$15 Brotherhood Ride 2012 Dedicated to 11 Fallen Emergency Responders who died in the line of duty in 2011. Participants will ride bicycles through the state of Florida in eight days, covering over 550 miles. The ride will begin in Naples on June 3rd, travel up the east coast and end in St Petersburg on June 10th. They will be hosted by the Delray Beach Elks Club on June 5th. Book Discussion 2pm Boynton Beach author Barbara Erlichman will speak about her book One of a Kind. It weaves together four plot lines surrounding the auction of a rare, one-ofa-kind coin. Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. Delray Beach Public Library 100 W. Atlantic Avenue. 561-266-9490. Inspiration in Beautiful Skin Event Aspire Skincare & Beauty 10m 6pm Skincare Fair with special offers on treatments. 140 NE 2nd Avenue, Appt. only please RSVP at 561-504-3992 or 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 Rd. 561-495-0233 The True Princess 1pm; The Undivided Heart 4pm & 7:30pm. Many But One, Christian Performing Arts. Crest Theatre at Old School Square. 51 N. Swinton Ave., Tickets through box ofce: 561-243-7922 x1. Seek in the City A Scavenger Hunt supporting Delray Beachs charities 1st annual city-wide Scavenger Hunt to benet local businesses and charities. Registration for teams of 5 $50. Individuals $15 per person. 1pm kick off at the Elks Lodge with Team Awards Ceremony and after party at Bostons on the Beach from 6pm. Contact Kelly Rowland at to register. Jazz Project: Doug Carn Quartet 8pm The Arts Garage The pianist, organist, composer and educator crafted classic albums such as Infant Eyes and Adams Apple, on which he also wrote distinctive arrangements of songs by Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane and Bobby Hutcherson. 180 NE 1st St. Call 561-450-6357 for tickets. $20-$30 Lecture 2pm Delray Beach Doctor of Physical Therapy Joshua Davis will present a program on Fall Prevention. Learn how to help prevent balance problems and about benets of staying active throughout your lifetime. Free and open to the public. Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Avenue. 561-266-9490. Complimentary Wine Tasting with real glasses! 5:30-7:30 PM. Old Vines, Wine & Spirits 900 E. Atlantic Ave., Ste #3. 561-276-2076 Dad & Daughter Date Night 6:30pm 10pm Delray Beach Golf Club Dads and daughters are invited to attend this celebration of Fathers Day. This elegant evening features a full course dinner and dancing. 2200 Highland Avenue. For more info call 561-243-7277 or Demonstrations of Sado, the Way of Tea 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. Cost: $5 (with paid museum admission). Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. Please call 561-495-0233, ext. 210. Experience sado in the tranquil setting of the Seishinan, the Morikamis authentic tea house. Morikami Museum, 4000 Morikami Park Road. 561-495-0233 Healthy & Free Juneteenth Celebration, Old School Square Entertainment Pavilion, 5pm-11pm, Free health testing to promote healthy living. Fashion show, dance performances, food, merchandise, live music & a youth and a gospel hour! Kids area includes face painting. 51 N. Swinton Ave. For more information contact Barbara Haider 954-607-8989 or 561-243-7922; Magic and Comedy Family show 7pm 18 and over show 9pm The Amazing Mr. A and James Changeeld will perform at the Puppetry Arts Center 94 NE 2nd Avenue. 561-243-4330 Garage Blues: Little Jake Mitchell & The Soul Searchers -8pm The Arts Garage A former teen prodigy from Tampa, soul-singer Little Jake Mitchell toured with James Brown, Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke, and won over audiences at the Apollo Theater. 180 NE 1st St. Call 561-450-6357 for tickets. $20-$30 Ahoy Maitz and Dads! Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture, Old School Square 51 N. Swinton Ave. 561-2437922; Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m., All dads receive free admission, with child admission, for Fathers Day. Others: $10 general; $6 seniors; $4 students (13-21); $2 ages 4-12.Treat Dad to an art-lled afternoon of pirates, myths and legends, and take him on a special treasure hunt! Dine out for a Cause 6pm 8pm at 50 Ocean (upstairs at the newly renovated Bostons). Join Celebrity Chef Kerry Morrissey to benet the Delray Beach Public Library. 561-266-9490. Artists Alley Open Studios and Galleries 6:00 9:00pm All artists will be available to discuss their works. Painting...Pottery...Sculpture...Works of Art Subsequent dates are as follows....every Third Thursday of each month: July 19...Aug 16...Sept 20...Oct 18...Nov 15...Dec 20 Juneteenth Celebration 6pm-8:30pmThe Fun-Raiser benetting the Spady Museum will take place at Cranes BeachHouse Hotel, 82 Gleason Street $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Attendees will each receive one free drink ticket good for beer, wine or frozen drinks; additional drinks will be available at happy hour prices. Cranes BeachHouse Hotel will also provide live music by the dynamic DYMiN and an array of summertime munchies. 561-279-8883 or pay online at The Theatre at Arts Garage presents Cabaret Verboten. (Wed-Fri) Bold, provocative and titillating, Cabaret Verboten by Jeremy Lawrence explores Germanys Weimar era art-scene, a hotbed of music, theatre, and art designed to use satire and irony to expose corruption and social injustice in the face of the Nazi machines insidious advance. Arts Garage -180 NE 1st St. Call 561-450-6357 for tickets and showtimes. $30-$35 Amazing Mom and Son Challenge Community Center. 50 NW 1st Avenue. Varied start times from 9:30am. Mom and son teams will race around the City of Delray Beach looking for clues and performing challenges. Divisions start at 5 years old. 561-243-7277 or Movie in the Park 6pm 9pm Catherine Strong Splash Park. 1500 SW 6th St. Free and suitable for all ages. Monthly event sponsored by Delray Beach Parks & Rec. 561-243-7194. Jazz Project: Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio 8pm The Arts Garage. With his long white beard and turban, Dr. Lonnie brought his distinctive, exciting organ sound to the records of George Benson and Lou Donaldson, and cut some classic sides of his own for the Blue Note label. 180 NE 1st St. Call 561-450-6357 for tickets. $20-$30 USA Netball Championships 25 teams and 300 athletes will participate in Netball Championships. Netball is derived from basketball and one of the most popular sports for women in Australia, South Africa, the UK and Caribbean nations. Finals June 24th. Atlantic High School. 2455 W. Atlantic Avenue. or Divas in Art 7pm The Arts Garage. Female illusionists, including Ricky Rollick, known for his nostalgic Broadway and retro-style drag performances, Melissa St. John, an artist of female impersonation for more than two decades and Roxie Devine, a star of stage and screen, music and dance. 180 NE 1st St. Call 561-450-6357 for tickets. $15-$20 Book Signing 7pm Patrick Kendrick will speak and sign his book Extended Family -Murder on the Beach Bookstore 273 NE 2nd Avenue 561-279-7790 EXHIBITS Fort Mose: Colonial Americas Black Fortress of Freedom Through July 29th. 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 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. Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. 170 NW 5th Ave. Museum admission $5 per person. 561-279-8883 or Ahoy Maitz! Pirates & Treasures!Through October 28 Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture, Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave.,561-243-7922; 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 celebrates 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. 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. Shark Month Through September 30th. Shark feedings at 10:30am Tuesday Saturday. 100 genuine shark and ray jaws, free fossil dig to nd a shark tooth, make your own fossil tooth necklace, take a photo in the giant megalodon jaw. Admission is $4 ages 3 and up. Sandoway House Nature Center, 142 S Ocean Blvd. 561-274-7263 or Ghosts, Goblins and Gods: The Supernatural in Japanese Art Through September 16th. View an array of paintings, prints, sculptural gures and masks depicting other worldly beings. Morikami Museum, 4000 Morikami Park Road. www.morikami. org. 561-495-0233 Please Send Your Calendar Listings To: events calendar SIZZLING SUMMER AT OLD SCHOOL SQUAREJune 17, 2012 Take Dad to See Pirates & Treasures Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture, 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 of Pirates & Treasures! Take him on a special 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! Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture, 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;


The Delray Beach Pineapple events calendar DELRAY BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS JUNE 2012 Saturday, June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 10:00 am 12 Noon The Writers Studio Weekly Saturday morning program Contact Howard Gleichenhaus 561-638-7251 Monday, June 4, 11, 18, & 25 1:00 4:30 p.m. Empowerment Zone presented by Reference Librarian Brian Smith Monday, June 4, 11, 18 & 25 5:15 p.m. Got Gaming? presented by Young Adult Librarian Loanis Menendez-Cuesta Wednesday, June 6, 13, 20, & 27 11:30 a.m. Socrates Caf Weekly discussion group facilitated by Claire Drattell & Don Clare Wednesday, June 6 2:00 p.m. Authors Series One of a Kind presented by Barbara Erlichman Thursday, June 7, 14, 21, & 28 1:00 4:30 p.m. Empowerment Zone presented by Reference Librarian Brian Smith Monday, June 11 & 25 10:00 a.m. Craft Series Quilting Bee Twice monthly quilting class presented by Catherine Marshall & Karen Pugh Monday, June 11 2:00 p.m. Healthy Living Series Fall Prevention/ Staying Active presented by Dr. Joshua Davis Tuesday, June 12 6:00 p.m. Evening Book Group Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson presented by rotating book group leaders Thursday, June 14 & 28 10:30 a.m. Craft Series Knit N Purl presented by rotating facilitators Thursday, June 14 2:00 4:00 p.m. Childrens Program Millennia the Muse presented by Suzie Hammer Thursday, June 21 2:00 4:00 p.m. Childrens Program The Brain Game Quiz Show presented by Mike Raffone & Company Thursday, June 21 6:00 9:00 p.m. Dine Out For a Cause 50 Ocean Restaurant Monday, June 25 1:00 p.m. Afternoon Book Group Juliet by Ann Fortier presented by Librarian Kathleen Hensman Thursday, June 28 :00 4:00 p.m. Childrens Program Magic presented by Famous Karl Koppertop ART EXHIBITS Thru June 2 Abstract Art & Mixed Media Raquel Gaudet June 2 July 27 Watercolors Karen Eskesen & Students NO COMPUTER CLASSES THIS MONTH In todays globally minded world it is becoming increasingly difficult for individuals to find out what is going on in their local communities. The founders of Meetup.Com thought that this was a shame. In 2002 they started their company with fixing this problem as their top priority. is now the worlds largest network of local groups. Their mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Signing up is free. At times the site can be a little difficult to navigate, but with a little practice anyone can master it. Head to Meetup.Com to start exploring today. SUNSET YOGA Every Sunday 5:30 PM North End of the BeachKARAOKEJune 8th 8:00 PM Atlantique Cafe 7 7 GAME NIGHTJune 12th 7:00 PM SHIPWRECK DIVINGAugust 11th 10:00 AM Delray Water Sports MINIATURE ARTJune 2nd 10:00 AM Old School Square BOOK CLUBJune 19th 6:30 PM Murder On The Beach Bookstore Advance tickets for 35th Morikami Bon Festival Delray Beach, Fla. For the rst time, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will limit tickets to its award-winning Bon Festival to be held on Saturday, August 18 from 4pm 9pm. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 1 and are expected to sell out. This year, a limited number of tickets will be sold in advance online only. Tickets are $15 for adults (ages 18+), $6 for kids (ages 4-17), and free for members and kids 3 and under. To purchase tickets starting Friday, June 1, visit Inspired by Japans three-day Obon holiday honoring the spirits, the 35th Annual Bon Festival packs the holidays merriment into one breathtaking evening. Each year, thousands of guests travel to the Morikami for the awe-inspiring festival, which celebrates those who passed by remembering ancestors and thanking them for our quality of life.

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The Delray Beach Pineapple Your Downtown Delray Beach Community Newspaper JUNE 2012BusinessRealEstatedelray beach The Pineapple DELRAY BEACH, FL The Delray Beach DDA (Downtown Development Authority) produced another successful Mothers Day Orchid Giveaway promotion! This year the DDA, in conjunction with the Downtown Delray Beach merchants, gave away 200 beautiful Phalaenopsis Orchid Plants to customers of the downtown retail shops, salons and galleries! Mothers Day is an important day to retailers and the DDA learned years ago that their role was to incentivize and promote to consumers that Downtown Delray Beach is truly a fantastic shopping destination! says Marjorie Ferrer, Executive Director, DDA. The Orchid Promotion was kicked off April 28, 2012 with various advertisements promoting to the local and visiting community both through newspaper and television ads. The DDA also produced over 9,000 yers that were delivered to all the businesses, hotels and local residences within the community. The goal was to motivate the customers to spend at least $200 between April 28 and May 12 and they would receive an Orchid Plant by showing their receipts. It worked! All the orchids were given away within the three days, May 10-12 resulting in over $40,000 worth of sales in downtown. The excitement that this program generated with the customers and the businesses made it a success, expresses Laura Simon, Associate Director, DDA. On the morning of Thursday, May 10, we were setting up the Orchid Giveaway Stations and a customer came up to us and said is this where I come to pick up my orchid? and from that point on we saw many customers over the three days with receipts from many of the downtown shops, ranging from $200 to $2000! The orchids were placed at three stations throughout downtown to make it easier for those that shopped to pick up the orchids. The stations were manned by 30 different volunteers who have been working with the DDA for the past 15 years. In addition to the Orchid Giveaway, the DDA created a Pamper Mom package to create excitement as well. The contest ran online and at the Orchid stations with no purchase necessary. The Package included items from Naked Hair Salon and More, The Sacred Treehouse, Sundy House, Roxy Lulu Boutique, Petite Connection and Caffe Luna Rosa.Volunter Mrs. Beth Simon and John Grifn of Pompano (and shopper at Delray Beach Camera Shop)Downtown Development Authority gives away 200 Mothers Day orchids to downtown customers By Jamie Salen The Pineapple Staff WriterThere is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about. -Starhawk The discovery Starhawk speaks of does not limit us to one cause, but one care... the community itself. Every person who has contributed to the progress of the community has a story to tell, and these stories are what will shape our current history. When we think of business leaders that have played an important role in the growth and success of Delray Beach in the past decade, Chuck Halberg is a name that sits at the top of the list. In 2006, Chuck Halberg launched his company, Stuart & Shelby Development Inc. Like many new business owners, Chuck began to take an interest in local government and was soon introduced to then Mayor, Jeff Perlman. His passion for Delray Beach was contagious and I knew I wanted Stuart & Shelby Development to have a positive impact on the town, explains Chuck. Having named his company after his two children, Stuart and Shelby, it was no surprise when his rst major project for the betterment of Delray Beach was a brand new charter school in need of classrooms. The Delray Beach Youth Vocational Charter School was a unique project spearheaded by members of the Delray Beach Police Department. Being part of this project was incredibly rewarding. This was when I realized just how much a small business can make a difference in the success of their own community, says Chuck. While the companys nancial contribution to the project was substantial, by offering his businesses services, Chuck was able to have the maximum impact on the project. As business people we all have a certain expertise. If we each were to offer that expertise to a cause in the community we could make amazing things happen, states Chuck. The Achievement Centers of Delray Beach is another organization close to this Delray Beach businessmans heart. For the past 40 years, the Achievement Centers have helped children and families in the low-income communities of Delray Beach. Having begun as a small day care program, the organization has grown into a social service agency supporting over 700 children and 150 adults. The Achievement Centers are a living example of how buy-in from the community can make a huge difference, says Stephanie Siebel, Executive Director of Achievement Centers. In 2008, Stuart & Shelby Development Inc. donated time and materials to convert a local house into ofces for the growing organization. I was rst introduced to the Achievement Centers while sitting on the Planning and Zoning Board and I immediately knew I wanted to be a part of such an inspiring group, explains Chuck. The development of the West Atlantic region of Delray Beach has emerged as a theme for Chuck and his company over the years. While he has mainly focused his charity in support of children and law enforcement, he admits the esthetic improvements of the community are just as important. In 2010, the Historical Trust was interested in restoring an original house in the West Settlers district. In order to assist in the project, Stuart & Shelby Development purchased the house, remodeled it and donated it back to the community. Investment in the rich history of our town inspires pride for everyone who lives here, says Chuck. Today Chuck is working with Atlantic High School on the rst green home in the United States built by high school students. The Eagle Nest House is a really exciting project. Not only will the house itself be a wonderful contribution to Delray Beach, but the students building it will have the skills they learn during the project forever, raves Chuck. As a board member for Delray Citizens for Delray Police, Achievement Centers and the Creative City Collaborate, Chuck has no plans of slowing down any time soon. As long as I live in Delray Beach, I want myself and my business to be a part of continual growth. I am in it for the long haul. Stuart & Shelby Developments Chuck Halberg Investment in the rich history of our town inspires pride for everyone who lives here.Chuck Halberg Building a better community one structure at a timeStuart & Shelbys Chuck Halberg GIVING BACKWest Atlantic developer commits to local hiring programDELRAY BEACH, FL. The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) approved an incentive for up to $332,348.60 under the Development Infrastructure Assistance Program for new hotel proposed for the 900-block of W. Atlantic Avenue, east of Interstate-95. Prime Investors & Developers will receive a partial reimbursement for certain infrastructure costs associated with the construction of the project, paid out over a ve-year period. Specic to this incentive agreement is a local hiring program voluntarily proposed by the developer in response to public requests to dene the projects impact on local jobs. Prime has committed to make good faith efforts to procure at least 10 bids from local contractors during the construction phase of the project, and to hire at least 20% of the initial permanent hotel staff positions from within the local community. The Hollywood, Fla.-based developer responded to a request for proposals to develop several acres of CRA-owned property along the West Atlantic Avenue corridor, issued by the CRA in December 2010. The proposal includes the construction of a four-story hotel and a 135-space rear parking lot between SW 9th and 10th Avenues. The hotel, which would face West Atlantic Avenue, will be a moderately priced chain, such as a Faireld Inn or Hampton Inn, with approximately 120 rooms, a limited service caf, swimming pool and tness center for guests, and meeting rooms. The CRA previously approved a $1.5 million construction loan and a long-term land lease for the project. The project has started to move through the city approval process, beginning with a request to rezone a small portion project site from RM (Medium Density Residential) to CBD (Central Business District) to accommodate additional parking. For more information, please call the CRA ofce at (561) 276-8640 or visit the CRA website at approves development incentive for hotel

PAGE 26 The Delray Beach Pineapple GSky Plant Systems, Inc., the leading provider of Vertical Living Green Wall systems in North America, has opened a U.S. headquarters in Delray Beach. Located at 25 Seabreeze Avenue between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, the ofce will support all of GSkys Vertical Living Green Wall systems. GSky will continue to operate its corporate headquarters out of its ofce in downtown Vancouver, B.C., Canada. A U.S. ofce has been our goal for quite some time since a majority of our business in North America is in the U.S., said GSky Chief Executive Ofcer Hal Thorne. The South Florida area is important because we have designed and installed walls on Palm Beach Island and several in the Miami area, so we have a great afnity for this area. Delray Beach is a great city known for its arts community. It is a leader in the green industry, and there are many tropical plant growers and nurseries nearby, so its a perfect t for GSky. With many of our new and upcoming projects on the East Coast, this ofce will give GSky the opportunity to better serve our clients and the market in the U.S. Our sales and technical support team will work out of this ofce. In addition, Debbie Kotalic, GSkys manager of design and plant procurement, will work out of the Delray Beach ofce.GSKY PLANT SYSTEMS OPENS U.S. OFFICE IN DELRAY BEACH Cellular Sales creates new sales jobs in Delray Beach Premium Verizon retailer opens new store, invests in the future of local economy DELRAY BEACH, FL Cellular Sales, the nations largest Verizon premium wireless retailer recently announced the grand opening of a new store at 1900 S. Federal Highway in Delray Beach. Cellular Sales is thrilled to open our newest store in the Delray Beach community, said John James, regional director of Cellular Sales. Florida has been an exceptional market where we have been able to demonstrate how customer care should be. Cellular Sales was founded in Knoxville, Tenn. 19 years ago and has, for the past four years, been named by Inc. Magazine one of the nations fastest growing privately-owned retailers with nearly 4,000 employees. The company currently operates 99 retail locations in Florida and nearly 500 stores in the U.S. The new store made possible the creation of six new sales professional positions, all of which will be lled by local job-seekers. According to James, the wireless retail stores opening will provide a boost to the local economy not only by the creation of new sales positions but also because Cellular Sales employees nationwide average over $51,000 a year, a sum higher than the U.S. median household income. Each new store is conrmation that customers desire hands-on help and support from wireless experts, he said. Our companys future is brighter than we could have ever hoped. About Cellular Sales Cellular Sales, based in Knoxville, Tenn., is the nations largest Verizon premium wireless retailer. For more information about the new Cellular Sales store located in Delray Beach, call John James at 786-417-4616. Job seekers may visit For more information on the company, visit The City of Delray Beach recently authorized the preliminary engineering for the NE 3rd Avenue Streetscape project that is expected to contribute to the areas redevelopment efforts. The total cost for the design work, $55,594, will be funded by the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). The design work is expected to be completed by December 2012 and construction is projected to begin in Spring 2013. The goal of the Streetscape Project is to encourage additional pedestrian activity throughout the arts district by providing safe, well-lit walkable connections to two (2) nearby City/CRA owned parking lots, and to area businesses. The upcoming improvements, which will include the extension of sidewalks along as many of the corridors as possible, will include the following streets and alleyways: 3rd Street to NE 4th Street Avenue, from NE 3rd Street to NE 4th Street north/south alley east of NE 2nd Ave to the railroad tracks The scope of the service authorization includes a corridor inventory and analysis, development of a project vision, conceptual plan, implementation plan, nal master plan and an evaluation of the existing back-out parking on NE 3rd Avenue. For more information on the NE 3rd Avenue Streetscape Project, contact the City of Delray Beachs Environmental Services at (561) 243-7322 or by email tack@ Pineapple Grove streetscape enhancements to be designedMore help available for exterior improvementsDELRAY BEACH, Fla.The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Board of Commissioners voted to increase incentives available to retail and ofce merchants in the downtown core under the Site Development Assistance Program. The program offers a 25% reimbursement, up to $25,000, for exterior improvement projects throughout most of the CRA District. A higher incentive rate, previously available only to businesses in the CRAs three target areas, was extended to retail merchants and second-oor ofce space in the downtown core, along Atlantic Avenue, from Swinton Avenue to the Intracoastal Waterway. Those businesses may now receive a 40% reimbursement up to a maximum of $50,000. A good mix of retail, restaurant and ofce is essential to the continued viability of our downtown, said Delray Beach Economic Development Director Vin Nolan. The CRA is regularly reviewing its incentive programs to respond to market conditions. Right now, assisting our retailers is a high priority to help sustain our walkable downtown. The Site Development Assistance Program helps cover the cost of a variety of exterior improvement projects, including faade upgrades, roof repair, door and window replacement, landscaping and irrigation, and even building expansion. The program is available to both commercial property owners and tenants. Other updates to the program included revised application requirements and funding disbursement schedules. Program guidelines and application forms are available at the CRA ofce, located at 20 N. Swinton Avenue, and online at Applicants are required to attend a pre-application workshop before applying. Call the CRA ofce at (561) 276-8640 for more information. CRA Increases Incentive for Downtown Retailers The Paint-Up & Signage Program was established by the CRA to encourage existing building owners or operators to improve the exterior of their buildings through a new coat of paint and signage. The program allows the building owner to share the cost of these minor improvements with the Delray Beach CRA. Interior paint projects are not eligible. program the building must be located in the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Area. reimburse the business owner or property owner for up to for 50% of the cost of an approved exterior pressure cleaning, paint and signage project, up to a maximum of $5,000. Any improvements made before approval of the grant application by the CRA Board are automatically ineligible for reimbursement. Paint-Up & Signage Program application form, labeled samples of paint color choices, at least two estimates from licensed and insured painters, at least two estimates for signage, and proof of color approval from the City of Delray Beach. approved by the CRA Board, the applicant must provide the agency with copies of nal invoices for paint and signage expenses, along with acceptable proof of payment, in order to receive reimbursement. To request more information, email Marketing & Grants Manager Elizabeth Burrows, or call the CRA at 561.276.8640. Paint-Up and Signage Program


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PAGE 28 The Delray Beach Pineapple COME HOME TO A LITTLE HISTORYDo you like history? A strong sense of community? Then you should consider living in the West Settlers District. The area has come a long way since its early days dating back to as far as 1894 when it became one of the rst African-American settlements in Delray Beach. Originally referred to as The Sands due to the sandy soil in the area, it has become a focal point of local history and culture. West Settlers is easily dened using current landmarks as it runs between the Tennis Center and the Fire Station and goes back to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. One of Delrays robust historical communities, it was deemed a historic district in 1997 in the local register of historic places. This area of historical single family homes is fronted by Atlantic Grove, a community that was built with the help of the CRA (Community Redevelopment Agency) in the early 2000s. Atlantic Grove consists of two parts, one being two three-story mixed use buildings directly on Atlantic Avenue and the other made up of 55 townhomes located directly behind these structures, all with views of the tennis center. The mixed use buildings are comprised of 46,000 sq. ft. of commercial condominiums in addition to twenty residential condos. The townhomes range from approximately 1,500 to 1,800 sq. ft. and include amenities such as a private pool and cabana along with a gated entry. As they are located close to Atlantic Avenue and built of newer construction these units rarely become available. At presstime of this article, there is only one condo available for sale in the mixed use building at an asking price of around $250,000 for the 1-bed, 2-bath unit. There is also one 2-bed, 2.5-bath townhouse listed at $275,000. The association dues for both units are advertised in the $350$370/month range. At this time there are no single family homes in West Settlers listed on the multiple listing service. Past values vary quite substantially due to the size of the homes and proximity to Atlantic and Swinton Avenues. In recent years homes in need of updating have sold in the $40,000 to $60,000 range. A great building for rst time buyers is West Settlers Condos. Currently there are three 2-bed, 1-bath condos available on NW 5th Avenue at an affordable price of $60,000, thanks to assistance from the CRA. These units have been completely remodeled and even include washer and dryer. The monthly association in these units is $149/month according to the MLS. A very affordable way for a rst time buyer to live walking distance to Delray Beachs downtown area. Since we were originally talking history at the beginning of this article, how could I overlook the fact that the Spady Cultural Museum is located in the neighborhood at 170 NW Fifth Avenue. This former home of the prominent community leader Solomon D. Spady is now a museum that opened in July of 2001. The museum is a great place to get caught up on local Delray Beach history and to find out more about the West Settlers District. For more information you can contact the Spady Museum at 561-279-8883 or attend their annual Juneteenth event on the 21st of June at Cranes Beachhouse (another of Delrays hidden gems worth checking out). Come eat or come play youll want to stay in beautiful Downtown Kurt real estateWith Palm Beach Countys Rental Occupancy Rate at Over 95 Percent, the 116-Unit Project Is the Latest in a Market Where New Rental Units Are Scarce Multifamily developer Wood Partners announced that it has closed on a $26.9 million deal to build Midtown Delray, a neighborhood of 116 three-story rental townhomes near downtown Delray Beach. Construction on the new community, which will be spread across 17 buildings totaling nearly 192,000 square feet of living space, is scheduled to begin on July 1. The development is expected to generate more than $400,000 in annual property tax revenue for Delray Beach once construction is complete and leasing begins, which is anticipated by September 2013. In addition, the construction phase is projected to create approximately 140 full-time temporary jobs while pumping more than $10 million into the local economy, based on a formula developed by the National Association of Home Builders to estimate local impact of new rental units. Delray Beach remains an exceptional area for development, said David Thompson, Director for Wood Partners in Florida. Like our under-construction Alta Congress community, Midtown Delray is ideally positioned to place its residents right in the hub of a broad spectrum of cultural, dining, employment and recreational opportunities. Midtown Delray is located at 4200 Old Germantown Road, along the south side of Linton Boulevard and just east of Military Trail, in the midst of several high-end single-family neighborhoods, including Fox Chase to the east and Hammock Reserve to the west. The site is less than four miles east of the Ronald Reagan Turnpike and just two miles west of I-95 and the Delray Beach TriRail station that connects Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach with 18 stations along a 70-mile system. The Palm Beach County apartment market has seen positive absorption in the wake of the housing bust, as the shift from homeownership to rental continues, Thompson said. While absorption will taper off from the strong bump seen immediately following the recession, it should remain at a healthy pace for years to come. The decline in vacancies has already spurred growth in effective rents, which have been rising and should continue to do so as the market continues to tighten. Midtown Delray homes will average just under 1,700 square feet and each residence will have an attached garage on the rst oor, 82 of which will accommodate two-cars. The units will feature high-quality amenities including ceramic ooring in kitchens, entries and baths, ceramic tub surrounds, and 9-foot, 4-inch ceilings throughout. The community will also feature a clubhouse, swimming pool and tot lot. The 7.27-acre site is near major local and regional employment centers, including West Palm Beach and Boca Raton. Current Builders of Pompano Beach is the general contractor for the project; AW Architects of Boca Raton are the architects; Michael B. Schorah and Associates of West Palm Beach are civil engineers; and Urban Design Kilday Studios, also from West Palm Beach, will handle the landscape design. Wood Partners to commence construction on $27 million Midtown Delray community Greetings Chamber Supporters!Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies for new businesses in Delray who have joined the Chamber. Stella & Dot at Union Asian Fusion Restaurant, 8 E. Atlantic Ave Meet Cheryl Glickman and see the Stella & Dot summer collection, enjoy 3 for 1 drinks, win free jewelry, and get free shipping on all purchases made that evening. Space of Mind If you dont know about this educational facility, you must come check it out to see the space and hear about what they offer. Clear Complexion


The Delray Beach Pineapple June 1 Ambassadors meeting 12:00 noon @ the Chamber. June 6 Grand Opening of Stella & Dot Location TBA 5:00 6:00 pm 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 June 9 Seek In the City Delray Beachs 1st Annual citywide Scavenger Hunt to benet local businesses and our local charities. Teams of 5 = $50 per team, Individuals = $15 per person. Awards ceremony and after party at The Sandbar at Bostons on the Beach. 1:00 9:00 pm June 12 Programming Meeting 3:30 p.m.@ the Chamber June 13 Chairmans Club Lunch featuring Senator Maria Sachs at Union Asian Fusion Restaurant, 8 E. Atlantic Ave., 12:00 1:00 pm Chairmans Club Members only June 14 Contacts & Cocktails (Business Card Exchange) hosted by Spodak Dental Group, 4665 W. Atlantic Ave. 5:15 7:00 pm $10 in advance, $15 at the door, current class members free, non-members are $35 June 15 Government Affairs Meeting 8:00 a.m. at Old School Square CHAMBER DAY PLANNER Delray Beach Chamber announces June business card exchange Non-members welcome to participateSo you want to get connected with business leaders and potential customers in the community? The Delray Chamber has just the event for you. Junes Contacts & Cocktails will be yet another wonderful evening as the 2010-11 Business of the Year, Spodak Dental Group hosts Chamber members and guests at their beautiful practice located at 4665 West Atlantic Avenue. Join the Chamber for an evening of lively networking and meeting and greeting; networking is the best way to gain greater awareness for your business and promote your name in the community. Just $10 in advance, and $15 at the door, youll enjoy a wonderful array of cocktails, conversations and culinary delights. Reserve your spot via or with Patty at 561-278-0424 or Non-Chamber members are welcome to join in on the fun as well at $35 per person. Admission price includes event ticket and 2 drink tickets. Dont forget to bring those business cards! Contacts & Cocktails Jun 14, 2012 5:15 PM 7:00 PM Register For Event Spodak Dental Group 4665 West Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33445 Call 561-299-1430 to advertise today! GSKY HIRES BRENT BOCK AS SALES MANAGER IN NEW DELRAY BEACH OFFICE To support its growing business, GSky Plant Systems, Inc., has hired Brent Bock as sales manager in its new Delray Beach ofce. Bock brings more than 30 years of construction and sales background to GSky, including that of sales manager for Stock Building Supply and most recently project manager and senior estimator for Cedar Creek Carpentry, where he oversaw the supply and installations of commercial and residential rough, nishes, cabinetry and millwork. At GSky, Bock will increase awareness of the companys U.S. presence as the leading provider of Living Vertical Green Walls by working as an information resource for architects, developing sales partnerships and working key trade shows. This is a great opportunity for me and one that Im excited to undertake, Bock said. GSky is an innovator in the green industry and a company whose future is clearly on the rise. Bock, who resides in Wellington, Fl., will work out of GSkys new U.S. headquarters in Delray Beach and also will work closely with GSkys team in Vancouver, B.C. Having someone with Brents background in sales and cabinetry construction is a big plus for GSky, said GSky Chairman Hal Thorne. Brent understands the marketplace and the needs of customers, architects and contractors. GSky Plant Systems, Inc. is the leading provider of indoor and outdoor Vertical Living Green Wall systems in North America. Products include the Pro Wall Panel System, Versa Wall Tray System, Basic Wall Container System and Smart Wall Cabinet. GSkys services include green wall consulting, maintenance and remote monitoring of installed walls. GSky has installed four of the ve largest vertical gardens in North America. GSky walls can be seen at Microsoft headquarters, Williams Sonomas West Elm furnishing stores, National Geographic Society headquarters, Starwood Hotels and Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia. DELRAY OFFICE TRADES IN $4M REO SALE Grover & Corlew Realty Investors purchased 220 Congress Park Dr. in Delray Beach from Wells Fargo Bank in an REO sale for $4.25 million, or about $79 per square foot. The 53,843-square-foot ofce building was constructed in 1985 in the Congress Park Business Park. The CBRE team of Scott ODonnell, Marty Busekrus, Dominic Montazemi, and Miguel Alcivar represented the seller. The buyer was represented in-house. Michael J. McCarthy, general manager of the Addison Reserve Country Club in Delray Beach. was re-elected to a threeyear term as national director of the Club Managers Association of America. Anne Gannon, Palm Beach County Constitutional Tax Collector, has announced that her agency is the recipient of the 2012 South Florida Worksite Wellness Forum Award in the small business category. Bestowed by the Florida Heart Research Institute in partnership with the Consortium for a Healthier Miami Dade, the award honors organizations that have, according to the Institute, demonstrated a commitment to employee wellness and whose programs produced positive health outcomes. Gannons agency has long been involved with wellness initiatives, including an innovative and long-term risk reduction program with partner Karelia Health. people

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