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The Delray Beach Pineapple www.DelrayPineapple.com delray beach www.DelrayPineapple.com Your Downtown Delray Beach Community Newspaper SEPTEMBER 2012The Pineapple DELRAY BEACH CENTER FOR THE ARTS UNVEILEDCommunity celebration is planned to introduce new name, logo and websiteDelray Beach, FL Old School Square announces a new name, new logo and new website. The cultural arts centers name will ofcially change to Delray Beach Center for the Arts and the new website (DelrayCenterForTheArts.org) will launch on September 4th. A community celebration is planned for Friday, October 12th with an Open House in the Crest Theatre, Cornell Museum and Vintage Gymnasium from 5:30-7, a ribbon-cutting at 7:15 and an outdoor concert at The Pavilion with Across the Universe, a Beatles Tribute band, at 7:30. The entire evening is free and open to the public. What began 26 years ago as an arts-based, historic preservation project, igniting Delrays downtown renaissance, has evolved into an award-winning, nationally recognized, multidisciplinary arts organization. In the beginning, the name Old School Square Cultural Arts Center was a good t, says Joe Gillie, President and CEO. The restored school buildings became the Cornell Museum and Crest Theatre, with the gymnasium as a major rental facility. These Delray Beach Schools were listed on the National Register of Historic Places and their preservation became a signicant element in the community. As the years progressed, however, the name of the organization DELRAY BEACH, FL Alternatives to traditional gasoline are more than just a promise for the future, and a new educational tour coming to Florida highlights just that. Beginning September 18th, the Public Service Commission and the Ofce of Energy are helping to promote the Alternative Fueled Vehicle Roadshow Tour. Eight cities will host the free, statewide educational tour with the mission of expanding the states fueling infrastructure and community knowledge of options to replace costly gasoline and diesel in transportation. Old School Square, in the heart of Delray Beach will host the kickoff event which will feature a showcase of vehicles powered by compressed natural gas, electricity, propane and biofuels followed by a 2 hour presentation featuring about 10 speakers on each technology. Fleets of tractor trailers, buses or even police squad cars can run on any kind of fuel, including electric. With a bottomline focus on every type of vehicle, the tour will serve to help municipal, state and business leaders gain an understanding of the energy cost savings and reduction in foreign oil imports and carbon footprint that can be achieved with alternative fuels. By Jamie Salen The Pineapple Staff WriterIt is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause. -Theodore Roosevelt These words are written, framed and hung on the ofce wall of local attorney at law, Jeffrey Lynne, of Weiner, Lynne & Thompson P.A. Where one might expect to see an expensive painting strategically placed to calm potential clients with a sense of nancial success, this ofce seems to permeate an attitude of principle over pomp. I will confess, what I knew of this group of lawyers walking into my morning interview could hardly ll the cup of coffee I rushed to purchase in the popular coffee shop located one oor below the law ofce. My experience with this local business had been limited to the occasional community board meeting where planning and zoning for a new downtown building was slated for discussion. It was not until I began to hear Lynne speak that I realized this was more than a long standing business doing their share to give back to community. It was more than a way to put food on their tables each night. This was a set of lawyers with ideals and the dedication and foresight to face them each day with vigor and intellect. There are a core group of men and women who greatly impacted the transformation of Continued on page 6DELRAY TO HOST KICK-OFF EVENT FOR FIRST ANNUAL VEHICLE ROADSHOW TOURContinued on page 6 Continued on page 6Atlantic High School students visit the Miami Dolphins as part of the E.D.G.E. (Educational Development Game Enhancement) program. Founded by Lee Cohen of Frankel Cohen Law and City Commissioner Al Jacquet, the EDGE program was designed to provide mentoring for local athletes. Pictured (right) Clayton Idle, Delray Beach resident and Account Executive for the Miami Dolphins joins team EDGE and Principal Anthony Lockhart (left) for a photo at SunLife Stadium. DELRAY BEACH, FL On Saturday September 8th at 10am, Blackout Fitness Group will hold their monthly event FIT FOR THE AVE. Normally reserved for the 1st Saturday of each month, but due to the holiday weekend this September the event will be pushed back one week. Registration begins at 10am at The Nutrition Cottage, 407 E. Atlantic Ave. Admission is open to the public. This event was created with the idea of being able to support a good cause with an event for the local Delray community that can benet everyone involved. The cause in this case is the Local Delray Achievement Center. For 40 years the Achievement Centers for Children & Families have supported the low-income community of Delray Beach, Florida. What started out as a childcare center in 1969 with only 20 children has now evolved into a social services agency serving over 700 children and 150 adults. Their programs and services help families make life altering changes. The FIT FOR THE AVE Event will feature: a boot camp style workout with trainers from Blackout Fitness Group, postworkout smoothies from the Nutrition Cottage, entertainment from DJ Christian Solis and rafe prizes from local Delray businesses. Registration costs $20 and includes a generous donation to the Achievement Center. The workout is appropriate for all tness levels and age groups. If you are under the age of 18, you will require a signature from an adult. If you would like more information about this event, or to schedule an interview with Blackout Fitness Group, please contact John King at 215-378-9119 or email email@example.comFIT FOR THE AVE Opportunity to get t and give back Jeffrey Lynne, Michael Weiner and Laurie ThompsonFighting the good ght with principled intentWeiner, Lynne & Thompson P.A. GIVING BACK
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The Delray Beach Pineapple www.DelrayPineapple.com The Beach, Books & Barbeque event, a family fun for all fundraising event for the Delray Beach Public Library, was not spoiled by a torrential rainstorm at The Delray Beach Club recently. This fun-filled events title sponsor was C3 Cloud Computing Concepts, a company that provides businesses with a single source for all things cloud based, in celebration of the Librarys 100 years of community service. Event Chairpersons Tandy Robinson & Louise Glover as well as Co-Chair Jan Kucera brought out Delray Beach friends and family to this one-of-a-kind afternoon. Multiple beach volleyball nets were installed to host a beach volleyball clinic for adults and children as well as exhibition games through sponsor Shore Things professionals. Top ranked beach volleyball pro, Steve Grotowski returning from competing in the London Summer Olympics along with several members from Incite Brands and other top ranked East Coast professionals and coaches were on hand for demonstrations and clinics to support the event for the Library as well as a barbeque, non-alcoholic beverages, entertainment and swimming took place when the rains stopped. Rainy weather cant spoil Beach, Books & Barbeque library event Jan Kucera, Louise Glover, Bill Burbank, Tandy Robinson, Kimberley Trombly-Burmeister, Steve Grotowski Steve Grotowski, Top ranked beach volleyball pro holds volleyball clinic after rains disappear Atlantic High Running Back Tevin Spells poses in his new EDGE Under Armor gear designed by the team at FuturisticWoo. ATLANTIC HIGH ATHLETES GET THE EDGE WITH NEW LOOKTOP THREE AMERICANS TO APPEAR IN DELRAY BEACH ITCSpecial Ticket Discount Offered During US Open PromotionDELRAY BEACH, FL www.YellowTennisBall.com: The top three ranked American men and the worlds all-time No. 1 doubles team will be playing in the 21st annual Delray Beach International Tennis Championships (ITC) next February, and fans can enjoy discounted tickets to see them in person. John Isner (No. 10), Andy Roddick (No. 21) Mardy Fish (No. 24) and the Olympic gold medalwinning Bryan Brothers (No. 1) have all committed to play in the ITCs 2013 ATP World Tour event. Isner will headline the Tuesday (Feb. 26) evening lineup with Roddick playing the daytime feature match; the Bryans will be featured on the Wednesday (Feb. 27) daytime ticket. To celebrate the signings of Americas top stars, the tournament will be offering up to 50% off all Delray Beach tickets exclusively during a US Open promotion Grandstand tickets will be 50% off, Reserved tickets 15% off and Box seats 10% off individual tickets purchased between Monday, August 27, 9:00 am and Friday, September 14, 11:59 pm. The world No. 10-ranked Isner, currently the top-ranked American, reached his rst Grand Slam quarternal at the US Open last year. His Davis Cup win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in April clinched a seminal spot for the United States against Spain that is coming up in September. Isner will be returning to the Delray Beach ITC after reaching the seminals last year. Roddick, the 2003 US Open champion and former world No. 1, played his rst professional match on a wild card in the Delray Beach ITC in 2000. He played in the 2002 nal as a 19-year-old and reached the quarternals last year. Fish was the 2009 ITC champion, and still holds the distinction of being the only top seed in tournament history to win the title. Ranked No. 8 in the world for 2011, the former Vero Beach resident has reached four seminals in his eight Delray Beach appearances, played in the 2003 nal and owns a 19-7 record in the tournament. The seven-time world No. 1 and 11-time Grand Slam champion Bryan Brothers are fresh off their London Olympic gold medal win and already hold virtually every doubles record in tennis. The twins won ITC titles in 2009 and 2010, and in the 2010 ITC seminals, became the only team in the Open era to win 600 career matches. The 2013 tournament will mark the rst time in our history where we will have the top threeranked American singles players in our draw, said tournament director Mark Baron, who brought the event to Delray Beach 15 years ago. Were excited to be bringing back the wildly popular Bryan Brothers who are already legends in the sport. This is the just the beginning of an epic year for us. To purchase tickets call 561-330-6000, order online at www.YellowTennisBall.com or in-person at Walmarts Ticketmaster outlets or the Delray Beach ITC box ofce (open Monday Friday, 9:00 am 5:00 pm, 561-330-6000, 30 NW 1st Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444). Complete tournament information is available on the Delray Beach ITC website, www.YellowTennisBall.com. After the US Open promotion, ITC individual tickets will go on sale at regular prices in December.
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For more information, please call Scott Aronson, Parking Management Specialist, at (561) 243-7196 or E-mail aronson@ mydelraybeach.com.Delray Beach Playhouse Auditions THE SOUND OF MUSIC A Musical by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein Auditions: September 10 and 11 at 7:30 Production Dates: November 30 December 16, 2012 12 Men (18-60)/12 Women (18-60)/8 Young Performers (6-18) Rodgers and Hammersteins inspiring story of Maria von Trapp and the seven children who changed her life forever. ETHEL WATERS: HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW A Play with Music by Larry Parr Auditions: September 10 and 11 at 7:30 Production Dates: January 25 February 10, 2013 One Singer/Actress The musical biography of a child of the streets who became the rst black entertainer to have her name above the title on a Broadway marquee. For information, call 561-272-1281 Ext. 4Charlene Farrington Jones Assumes Museum Director Role at Spady It can be tough to be the daughter of an icon, but Charlene Jones handles it well. For years, her mother, Vera Farrington, has been recognized as an educational and cultural community leader in South Florida, most notably in Delray Beach, where the family has resided since the mid 1920s. When Mrs. Farrington led the efforts to found the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum in 1995, Jones was an email/le server administrator with the South Florida SunSentinel. It wasnt until 2000 that she actively joined the staff of the Spady Museum as program director, overseeing the childrens programs that help make the venue a neighborhood hub. Now as age slows her mother, Jones, 48, has taken another step toward continuing the family legacy of historical and cultural stewardship, assuming the role of Museum Director this month and working with the board of Expanding and Preserving Our Cultural Heritage (EPOCH, Inc.) to keep the museum active and vibrant. Under her leadership as interim director, the museum has re-established its reputation with its largest funder, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency; forged new partnerships with city and county organizations and streamlined its offerings, so its guests and members can expect quality programs and events. Working with a staff of two employees and two consultants, Jones oversees the museums funding, grant-writing, program management, facilities management and partnership facilitation. She weighs in on everything from the light bill to the Florida Power & Light sponsorship of the museums monthly Ride & Remember Trolley Tour. The Spady Museum is more than my mothers legacy. Its more than my familys contribution to the city. To me, the Spady Museum represents the voice of a people who helped to build this area into the dynamic collection of people it is now, Jones said. Without proper acknowledgment of everyones gifts to Delray Beach, no one can be truly acknowledged. We have a special responsibility to make sure that history and culture and art from the African-, Caribbeanand Haitian-American communities are celebrated and enjoyed. It is a more than a job; its a dedication, but I feel it is very worthwhile one. Jones earned her Bachelors in Business Administration from Mercer University in Georgia in 1985. She began her career as a salesperson for CORE International then continued as an assistant buyer for Wisteria in Boca Raton before joining the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Her varied career experiences include professional runway model, life skills trainer, youth mentor, esthetician, wholesale computer hard drive sales and retail clothing buyer. She is afliated with Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church of Delray Beach, and is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Delray Beach Chapter; the Florida African American Preservation Network; Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Non-Prot Council; Palm Beach County Cultural Council, Cultural Education Committee; Spirit of Giving Network and the Delray Beach West Settlers Historic District Advisory Board. For more information, call 561-279-8883 or visit www.spadymuseum.org.International Peace Day Celebrated at the Delray Beach Public Library The Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Avenue will present a very special program on Saturday, September 22nd from 2:00am 3:30pm entitled: See Peace & Pursue It in honor of International Peace Day. Join us for a multi-media presentation by local peace and social justice workers. See a slideshow of important peacebuilding events, and hear commentary about their signicance and current relevance (for example: the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Occupy Movement). Pablo del Real, of Auroras Voice, a non-prot devoted to continuing the work of Ghandi and King, has been a presenter at the Ghandi-King Conference and the Peace & Justice Studies Association Conference and he will facilitate the discussion. You will come away with a better appreciation of the strategy and practice of peace work, and ideas for contributing to local peace-building efforts. The Delray Beach Public Library has just acquired the Oxford Encyclopedia of Peace and it will be discusses as well. Enjoy a medley of Peace songs performed by our own Reference Librarian Christopher Leary before and after the presentation and these uplifting peace songs will put a bounce in your step. You dont want to miss this exciting community day! Registration is not required. For further information call 561-266-9490 or visit www. delraylibrary.org.Join Bethesda Hospital Foundation and Bethesda Next on September 29 for the 2nd Annual White PartyThis fun event starts at 8:00 p.m., ends at 12:00 am and includes an open bar, food by Dada, dessert by Just Two Bites, DJ and dancing. Co-Chairs are Kari Norem Hohner and Perry Diamond, III. Cost is $50 per person in advance, $60 at the door. Proceeds will benet the Bethesda Memorial Hospital Pediatric Playroom renovation. Must be 21 or older to attend. Party Venue is Eleven Spa and is located at 1440 North Federal Highway, Delray Beach, FL 33483 (561) 278-1100. Free valet parking is available for all guests. Sponsors include: D & D Quality Constructors, Inc., 1st United Bank, Banner Supply Co., Boca/Delray Pediatric Dentistry, Marino Ware, A. Grant Thorngrough & Associates. To purchase your tickets go to www. bethesdahospitalfoundation.org or call 561737-7733 ext 85490Lady Blazers Take B-Ball First PlaceThe City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation is proud to announce that the Lady Blazers Girls Basketball Team took 1st Place in the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) National Championship Tournament of Champions. These 5th Grade athletes competed against regional teams from around the country and won the Championship title during the 3-day series that was held in Kansas City August 10-12. pineapple slices Kids enjoyed coloring at the CRA booth at the Roots Cultural Festival Family Reunion held in August. Charlene Farrington Jones Pablo Del Real
www.DelrayPineapple.com The Delray Beach Pineapple Delray Beach from a small underdeveloped town into the thriving destination it is today. The original members of Weiner, Lynne & Thompson were an inuential part of that group. Since its original founding by Michael S. Weiner, Esq., in 1986, Weiner, Lynne & Thompson remains actively involved, both professionally and nancially, in many of the non-prot organizations which support the greater Delray Beach community, from the Board of Directors of the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Chairmans Club, to the Creative City Collaborative/ Arts Garage. A day doesnt go by where the members of the rm are not engaged in public policy discussions relating to the implementation of market-driven, sustainable economic growth for the City, explains Lynne. While the group is well known for their dedication to preserving historical properties in Delray Beach, such as the historic Clark House located at 102 N. Swinton Avenue and the property currently occupied by DaDas Restaurant, the rm has more recently taken up arms in protection of some of our most fundamental rights as American citizens living in Delray Beach. One might not easily associate real estate, zoning and land use law with civil rights protection, but Weiner, Lynne & Thompson has become a beacon for both. The public debate over the rights of those in recovery from substance abuse addiction apparently began on November 16, 2007 when New York Times reporter, Jane Gross, published an article titled In Florida, Addicts Find an Oasis of Sobriety. In her piece, Gross praised Delray Beach and its vibrant recovery community, declaring it a funky outpost of sobriety between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. When discovered by residents and businesses in the area, this article triggered a battle between housing rights and public opinion that the community is still actively engaged in today. To Weiner, Lynne & Thompson, the campaign to amend transient housing policy and prevent some of the best national and local recovery service providers from setting up shop in specic residential neighborhoods, is the next civil rights movement of this generation. Most recently, a lawsuit involving the Caron Foundation has placed Weiner, Lynne & Thompson at the center of another controversial court battle based upon Carons patients right to housing of their choosing with others in recovery in the exclusive beachfront community in Delray Beach. The City of Delray Beach found itself in a difficult position and in early August reached a settlement with the Caron Foundation that would include a limit on the number of occupants in each of their two sober houses located on the beach, further safeguarding home owners in our single family neighborhoods. The Caron Foundation also agreed to essentially forgo their tax-exempt status as a 501(c) (3) and donate the annual property tax amount to the City. The sober community has a right to cohabitate in the manner in which countless studies have proven to be most benecial for recovery without discrimination, Lynne afrms, Their rights are clearly protected by the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. There is no loophole here. The law is specically intended to protect our citizens bravely going through recovery. Shared space and round the clock peer support is widely considered the basis of recovery living. While the campaign against transient housing may be intended to protect our community from falling property values and menacing behavior, it is important that someone act on behalf of a local population in danger of losing their rights as disabled citizens. Addiction knows no boundaries of culture, race, gender or demographic. Because of the support Delray Beach has lent to the recovery community in the past, many of those who discovered our town in their search for sobriety have remained here to become some of our most prominent local business leaders and contributors to our city, adds Lynne. Wherever you fall on the scale of public opinion, there is no question that Weiner, Lynne & Thompson P.A. plays a vital role in the balance of justice and the protection of individual and group rights in our city. I am blessed to have been given the purpose, as the author of this column, to seek out acts of kindness, generosity, compassion and greatness in our close knit community. Through this experience, I have learned that whether we agree or not with the battle being fought, it is essential to recognize those in our community who ght for what they believe in. GIVING BACK continued from page 1 tended to be shortened to Old School Square, and the staff, volunteers and board found themselves constantly having to explain what Old School Square is Delrays center for the arts. As the organization has grown to include the School of Creative Arts and the outdoor Pavilion, both with a host of new programming, the signicance now lies more in the programs and services; however, the history and the beautiful, historic buildings are always honored. In an early video which captured the folks behind the initial restoration effort, Old School Square founder and chairman emeritus, Frances F. Bourque stated, What we become depends on how this community responds. Last year, during a community forum, the Old School Square board and staff learned that the time was right to refresh the organization. We took everything we heard to heart and wanted to respond to the community, says Board Chairman, Scott Porten. The name change was logical. Delray Beach Center for the Arts is exactly what we are. It needs no explanation. The new name also implies that we are multi-disciplinary, which was lost with the Old School Square name. Our Mission remains the same, and our vision for the future will be strengthened, says Gillie. We will continue to be the community gathering place for Delray Beach and a leader in developing partnerships to nurture artistic expression. We will continue to grow as a multidisciplinary organization, striving to offer a broad range of programs and services that will inspire every segment of the community, and we will always preserve this National Historic Site. With the name change comes a fresh, new logo depicting four arches, which represent the Centers major areas of focus: Events, Theater, Exhibits, and Learning. External changes to the site, to include creative lighting, signage and art, will be phased in. New programming for the 2012-13 Season includes an expanded schedule of Free Friday Concerts at The Pavilion, new showcases of art and photography created by enrolled students, culinary events and classes, Cartooning for Kids, The Writers Colony, an exhibit of one of the worlds largest private collection of golf memorabilia, special Main Stage events for new audiences, Shakespeare at The Pavilion, and a new partnership to launch Art Cinema in the Crest Theatre. The Delray Beach Center for the Arts is located at Old School Square, on the corner of Atlantic and Swinton Avenues, in downtown Delray Beach. The campus includes the Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture (in the former 1913 Delray Elementary building), the Crest Theatre (in the former 1925 high school building), the Vintage Gymnasium (c. 1925), The Pavilion (a state of the art outdoor performance venue), and the School of Creative Arts (located in the Crest Theatre classrooms), where events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities enrich the South Florida community. Programs are sponsored in part by the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council, the Florida Arts Council and the Palm Beach County Cultural Council, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency and the City of Delray Beach. For information on programs or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit www.delraycenterforthearts.org. DELRAY BEACH CENTER FOR THE ARTS continued from page 1 Just in time for the busy fall and winter season travel season, Cranes BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar announced that it is now the recipient of three of the highest honors in the hospitality industry: This accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. To qualify for the Certicate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible ve, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. The Expedia Insiders Select List formally recognizes individual hotels worldwide that consistently deliver excellent service, a great overall experience and a notable value. The full list represents only a small percentage of the worlds top hotels from the more than 110,000 hotel properties offered on Expedia. Cranes BeachHouse Hotel was recently notied that it has once again won the prestigious Donal A. Dermody White Glove Award for housekeeping excellence from the Florida Superior Small Lodging Association. To win this award is a great honor for Cranes BeachHouse Hotel, and credit once again goes to our extraordinary staff of hospitality specialists. They truly go the extra mile with every guest to ensure that they have a unique and memorable experience, says hotel general manager Cathy Balestriere. For more information visit the website at www.cranesbeachhouse.com. A hybrid Chevy Volt, bifuel Ford Fusion, propanefueled truck, CNG school bus, and the allelectric Nissan Leaf, are just a few of the vehicles that will be on display in each city, along with demonstrations of vehicle chargers and solar panel compliments. The Alternative Fueled Vehicle Tour is part of a nationwide educational series, produced in partnership with the Clean Cities Coalitions, and will be in Florida from September 18th through the 27th. Stops include Miami, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Tampa, Venice, Orlando, and Daytona. The Tour is presented by TECO and NoPetro, with support from EFACEC, Florida Public Utilities, Florida Power & Light, Chevrolet, NovaCharge, CODA, OUC, Colonial, Clean Energy Fuels, Florida Transportation Systems, Florida Propane Gas Association, Matthews Bus, Lively Technical Center, Clean Cities North Florida, Gold Coast Clean Cities, Central Florida Clean Cities, and Clean Cities Tampa Bay. Registration is free and all events are open to the general public. For more information on registration, and agenda topics, visit www.afvroadshow.com or call 678. An AdVentures production.VEHICLE ROADSHOW TOUR continued from page 1 Cranes BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar wins trio of honorsAddiction knows no boundaries of culture, race, gender or demographic. Jeffrey Lynne
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Refrigerate for 3 hours Gold Star Tarts First, prepare 15 tart shells Next, prepare fruit for tart shells 8oz. cream cheese cup sugar 2 tsp. our 1 egg 1 tbsp. milk or cream 1 tsp. vanilla 15 slices of carambola about inch thick, seeds removed Soften cream cheese, stir in sugar and our. Beat until it is uffy. Add egg, vanilla and cream, beating well. (Or simply blend all these ingredients in a blender.) Divide this lling among the 15 cups. Gently press a carambola slice into the lling until the top of the lling and the top of the slice are level. Place pans into a preheated 425 oven. Bake at this temperature for 6 minutes, then lower heat to 250 and bake for 8 more minutes. The appearance of these tarts is best right after baking. May be served warm or cold.Sundy House features property-grown star fruit in seasonal martinis and dessertsDINE FOR PROMISE AT UNION RESTAURANTDine for Promise, an evening of ne food and fun, will be held Monday, September 10th at Union Restaurant in downtown Delray Beach to benet Family Promise of South Palm Beach County (www.familypromisespbc. org) and its mission to support local children and families who are in a homeless situation achieve a journey of independence. Honorary Chairman for Dine with Promise is former Delray Beach Mayor Jeff Perlman and the festivities will include an array of specially-priced Asian Fusion delicacies including appetizers, main course selections and dessert along with a free signature cocktail. Corporate sponsor Waste Management (www.wm.com) promises to Match the Meal and will provide a matching donation to Family Promise equal to each diners tab. Union will also donate 15% of the evenings revenues to Family Promise. Im very pleased to chair this special evening at Union to benet Family Promise and the great work that it does in providing support for local families faced with the challenge of temporary homelessness, said Perlman. Family Promise of South Palm Beach County has been serving homeless families with children since 2008, and is the local afliate of the national organization founded in 1988 with more than 170 afliates in 39 states. We believe that every child deserves a home, so we work with our local faith community of churches and synagogues to provide temporary shelter, meals and support services to restore homeless families to sustained independence, said Family Promise Executive Director Kokie Dinnan. We welcome the generous support of Waste Management and Union in this special Dine with Promise event. Dine for Promise dinner reservations are available from 6 pm to 7:30 pm through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 561-330-4236. It is encouraged to make reservations early as this event usually sells out very quickly. Union is located at 8 East Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. FLAVOR Cabo Flats to open at Delray Marketplace75 new jobs to be created Cabo Flats has announced the opening of their second Palm Beach county location at Delray Marketplace. The restaurant, which features tacos, burritos, and daily happy hours, will ll a 7,300 square foot space in the mall, opposite the Frank Theatres entertainment complex (which will consist of a multiplex, bowling lanes, and eateries). This will be the second location for the family and esta-oriented Cabo Flats, with the rst one opening in Palm Beach Gardens in February of 2010. The restaurant also plans on hiring 75 employees, bring new jobs to Delray Beach. For information on employment opportunities click here. The new Cabo Flats is scheduled to open in the winter of 2013. Scott Sommer, director of operations for the restaurant said, We could not have picked a better location to open the next of many more Cabo Flats. Delray Marketplace, located on the corner of W. Atlantic Avenue and Lyons Road, will offer 258.000 square feet of dining, shops, and entertainment. It is scheduled to open November, 2012. On Saturday, August 25 Deck 84 celebrated the recent Most Fun Small Town title bestowed upon South Floridas Village by the Sea, Delray Beach. Local mingled with area businesses as they celebrate with drink specials from Miller Light, Malibu Rum, Jameson Whiskey and Absolut Vodka and enjoyed a game of miniature golf provided by PuttN Around. Lucky customers won prizes from local vendors and listened to live entertainment from the students at The Tucker Academy for the Arts, a Delray Beach local favorite.Celebrating Most Fun Small Town at Deck 84Enjoy a Night of Indulgence for a CauseDELRAY BEACH Grab your girlfriends and meet at the new Hyatt Place in Delray Beach on Thursday, October 4th for an evening of extravagance at Indulgence, an exclusive womens event catering to the woman within. This intimate gathering begins at 6 p.m. with hors doeuvres and wine amid live music and complimentary personal services ranging from mini massages and reexology to henna art and this years most stylish hair and makeup trends. Guests will be able to shop among sought-after vendors featuring the latest in fashion, luxury jewelry and elegant accessories. Indulgence is Hyatt Places rst charity event held at its new Delray Beach location in picturesque Pineapple Grove. Admission is $50 per person with funds beneting the Achievement Centers for Children & Families, a nonprot organization providing award-winning childcare and after school programs to over 700 of Palm Beach Countys most economically disadvantaged children and their families. This is the signature pampering event of the year, stated Indulgence committee chair and owner of Your Best Fit, Christine King. Im thrilled to chair Indulgence as it gives me the opportunity to help women relax and have a blast while supporting the children and families of the Achievement Centers at the same time! Attendees will leave this night of blissful indulgence feeling revived and pampered, all in the name of a good cause working to enrich Delray Beachs local community. For more information call Christine King at (561) 866-9068 or visit www.DelrayIndulgence.com. The Achievement Centers for Children & Families is a local nonprot organization that provides a safe nurturing environment for children facing the highest risk of poverty, abuse, abandonment or neglect. The Centers mission is to meet the academic, social, emotional and physical needs of low-income children while helping families break the cycle of poverty. Their award-winning services and nationally accredited programs serve 700 children and 350 adults. Services include quality toddler, preschool, after school, teen and family programs.(L to R) Indulgence Committee members Stacey Beaulieu, Lindsey Johnson, Gini Dollard, Committee Chair Christine King, Stacey Hallberg, ACCF Foundation Development Ofcer Theresa Melocco and Mercy Carney.
The Delray Beach Pineapple www.DelrayPineapple.com Rewards program also added to ocean front hot spotDelray Beach, FL Who says you cant teach an old dog new tricks? Caff Luna Rosa, one of the oldest restaurants in Delray Beach is adding healthy dining options to its menu, a rst for the nearly 20 year old beachfront Italian restaurant. Delicious additions are made to order but are calibrated to the weight watchers point system. Vegan, vegetarian options and new house-made weight watchers inspired dishes and low-calorie cocktails have all been added to the menu as healthy options; while leaving all of the Luna Rosa Italian favorites guests have loved for years. The younger generation is teaching the older how to dine out while maintaining healthy living and the older generation is now eating healthier. Bottom-line we are in the business to feed people so if they want healthier options, I have to provide it, said Fran Marincola, principal owner. After losing 22 pounds on the weight watcher program, I found it difcult to eat in my own restaurant not knowing what the points were and for my wife who is a vegetarian, continued Marincola. Losing the weight inspired the idea to add the point options to the menu. After-all Italian food is vegetarian, we just needed to adapt to weight watchers portions and use healthy substitutes for butter and oils. Our new healthier options maintain the quality and freshness Luna Rosa patrons are accustomed to, I guarantee it! exclaimed Marincola. Of course if you still want to splurge on the traditional Luna Rosa favorites, nothing has changed, they are still on the menu for those who want to indulge! In addition to lower calories, the menu items are all fresh, hormone and steroid free and in many cases organic. Breakfast and brunch menus start at $5.95 featuring Coconut French Toast made with EggLands Best egg white batter. Lunch starts at $8.50 and dinner starts at $14 with mouth-watering and avorful choices such as Whole Wheat Linguini Bolognese, Soy Glazed Salmon, Grilled Salmon with Asparagus Tomato Salsa, Pollo al Limon and Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps. Low calorie drink additions prepared straight off the weight watchers drink menus include lighter, refreshing margaritas made with tequila, agave nectar and fresh squeezed lime and organic fresh made mojitos to name a few. Vegan and vegetarian choices include Luna Rosa Seven Vegetable Burger served in a cucumber wrap or make your own Iceberg lettuce wraps, Make Your Own Vegetable Plate (select from 10 fresh, delectable vegetables) and vegetarian pizza, pasta and omelets. We are fortunate to have loyal customers who patronize Luna Rosa often; therefore we have implemented a VIP Rewards Program to thank them for their continued business, added Marincola. Members of the program save on average of 8 to 12% on everything on the menu. And for those who want a quick TO GO lunch or dinner, simply order and pay online and the valet will bring it to your car complimentary. The rewards program is free. To sign up for the program pick-up an application at the restaurant or sign-up online at www.caffelunarosa.com. Located directly across from the ocean in Delray Beach, Caff Luna Rosa offers a memorable and authentic Italian dining experience in a casual atmosphere and is located at 34 S. Ocean Boulevard in Delray Beach. For more information visit ww.caffelunarosa.com or all 561-274-9404.Delray Beachs Caff Luna Rosa unveils healthy added menu options On August 2nd Chef Anthony Radar Risoli of SoLita Italian Restaurant & The Parlor Lounge in Delray Beach visited the Milagro Center and spoke to the children about his career as a head chef. As a special treat, Chef Radar brought in SoLitas famous House Made Meatballs to the center for the children to try. After a fun-lled Q&A session, Chef Radar participated in a photo shoot with the children. The photos will be on display and available for purchase at Miracles and Meatballs, a Thank You celebration which will honor the Milagro Centers volunteers, mentors, donors and community stakeholders on September 19th at SoLita Italian Restaurant & The Parlor Lounge from 6:008:00pm. RSVP at email@example.com. Pictured above are Chef Anthony Radar Risoli with children from the Milagro Center, (L-R) Damonee Thompson, Zo and Laniya Marcellus Miracles and Meatballs coming September 19 Luna Rosa Weight Watchers cocktails Organic Fresh Mojito and Margarita Tomato Salsa Coconut French Toast By Paula Detwiller Special to The Pineapple Spread the word, yall: Donnies Place is back. The popular soul food restaurant at 60 NW Fifth Avenue in Delray Beach re-opened in May after a storage room re forced its closure for four months. Donnies Place is now cleaned up and xed up, with new ceiling tiles, comfortable tables and booths, and the same friendly service as before. Word is getting out, said owner and chef Donnie Dobson. Weve been busy. When I was closed, people really missed my food, because what I serve, nobody else has. Dobson serves home-style Southern dishesalso known as soul foodin large portions. Fried chicken wings are his specialty. Other items on the menu include baby back ribs, oxtails, tilapia, haddock, fried okra, collard greens, and cornbread. The restaurant opens at 6:30 a.m. and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. But Dobson estimates that 90 percent of his business is derived from takeout sales. Local folks from all walks of life converge on Donnies during the lunch and dinner hours to pick up hot, hearty meals. Donnies Place represents one of Delrays oldest continuously run African American-owned businesses. Its roots date back to the 1970s when Dobson and his stepfather, Richard Parker, ran a takeout window from inside the Paradise nightclub on West Atlantic Avenue. Dobson and Pop Parker subsequently opened Parkers Kitchen in the 700 block of West Atlantic. It was a takeout soul food haven for more than 10 years. In 2001, Dobson purchased an existing restaurant building formerly occupied by Buds Chicken and Seafood on South Federal Highwayand moved it 60 NW Fifth Avenue. After a long renovation process, Donnies Place opened in 2007 as a full-service restaurant, replacing Parkers Kitchen. The restaurant speaks to the traditions of the neighborhood in every respect, said Charlene Jones of the nearby Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. Donnie is an entrepreneur in an area where African Americans traditionally started businesses to serve their own when they werent welcome in other parts of town. And Donnies food speaks to our culinary traditions, bringing back good memories of family and togetherness. The restaurant is surrounded by local history. Delrays rst African-American school, #4 Colored, was opened in 1895 across the street, and one of the schools rst teachers, Frances Jane Bright, lived on the lot now occupied by Donnies. As Delray grew, NW and SW Fifth Avenue became the commercial and social hub of the citys black community. In recent years, Donnies Place has played an important role in the revitalization of NW Fifth Avenue and the West Atlantic corridor, said Elizabeth Burrows, Marketing and Grants Manager for the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). We knew that Donnies Place could bring foot trafc to the area day and night, seven days a week, so the CRA supported the business by matching a county grant when they were getting started. Burrows said. We are delighted to see this business bounce back from the re and pick up right where they left off. More than just a restaurant, Donnies Place is a popular social spot, hosting a number of family parties, poetry readings, and even karaoke. On any given morning, youre likely to find a circle of local retired businessmen holding lively discussions over coffee, grits and eggs. You may also spot Delray Beach Mayor Woody McDuffie, happily dining on the same southern dishes his grandmother used to make. I went for years trying to nd those old foods again, McDufe said. At Donnies I found collards and neck bones, souse and other old foods that reminded me of my childhood, but breakfast really did it for me. There were the grits and eggs and my long-lost smoked sausage. Donnie Dobson was raised just blocks from where his restaurant stands today. He played football for Carver High School, helping to win the state football championship in 1969. By then he was already working in the food service industry. I started with my stepfather at the Seagate Beach Club when I was 14. We both worked there, in the kitchenhe was a cook and I worked in the pantry. We did that for years, Dobson said, and then we started traveling. The pair worked in restaurants in Connecticut and New Jersey in the summer, returning to the Seagate for the winter season. Today, one of Dobsons own sons, 43-year-old Darryl, works at Donnies Place. Meanwhile, Dobson serves as a role model and mentor for neighborhood youths hes known since they were babies. I talk to young people just about every day, he said. A couple of girls came in here the other daytheyre about to graduate, and I told them, If you dont do anything today, youll have nothing tomorrow, so youve got to sit down and make a plan for yourself. Dobsons own plan is to broaden his business by attracting new customers and introducing a variety of menu choices with fewer calories. But dont worryDonnies Place will always have plenty of comfort food to warm your soul. Paula Detwiller writes professionally for the CRA and other clients. Her website/blog can be found at www.pdwrites.com.SOUL FOOD MECCA IS BACK IN BUSINESS Exterior of Donnies Place at 60 NW 5th Avenue Donnie Dobson, owner and chef at neighborhood icon, Donnies Place
www.DelrayPineapple.com The Delray Beach Pineapple Exercise as medicine Why not?Yes, really. Exercise can effectively be used in the treatment of depression, anxiety, addiction, and even eating disorders. This may sound trite, largely because we routinely hear something about exercise almost every day of the week. Whether it is a promotion to buy a new gym membership, some new exercise machine invention, or the latest exercise fad, we are constantly bombarded with images and messages that we are out of shape and need to look better. This longstanding trend has caused many individuals to develop mixed emotions about exercise. In all of this, many have lost sight of the fact that proper exercise, done in the correct way for the right reasons, can actually be enjoyable and immensely benecial. The benets of a proper exercise program are indisputable. Healthy activity will usually increase energy, improve physical and emotional stamina, reduce stress, improve sleep, improve libido, improve self-esteem, and can drastically improve mood. That sounds like a fantasy benet prole for even the best of our existing antidepressants! Deriving all of those benets from a pill really is a fantasy, but from exercise it is not. Physical exercise exerts such strong therapeutic benets due to the physiologic effects on the human body as well as the powerful neurophysiologic effects on the human brain. Most people do not realize how profound these effects on the brain are. Done in the proper way, physical activity will increase the release of many desirable neurochemicals including Dopamine, Norepinephrine, Serotonin, and endorphins. Many people are familiar with these names and may realize that these are many of the same brain chemicals targeted by most antidepressants. The greatest clinical benets may actually be derived from the less widely known BrainDerived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF). Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) is a chemical released in response to exercise that promotes development of new brain cells, new brain connections and the preservation of existing brain cells. The benets of this include improved mental functioning, improvements in depression, and protection from degenerative diseases such as Alzheimers disease. The benets for mood disorders like depression have gained more attention in recent years, especially with the growing awareness of how active depression causes considerable brain damage. Certain parts of the human brain, particularly the memory center or hippocampus, have been shown to actually lose size from all of the brain cell death in individuals with chronic depression. BDNF will stop and can reverse this damage. My professional experience with the use of exercise, as a form of clinical treatment, dates back to 2003. I had been dealing with a number of chronic depression, anxiety and addiction cases that were having great difculty getting fully better. Their therapy and medications would help and their condition improved, but not fully. This was a concern because when full remission was not achieved, they were much more vulnerable to a clinical relapse. One thing I noticed that they all had in common was physical inactivity. I would recommend exercise to them, but they would never go. So then I thought about bringing the tness to them. I had recently opened a freestanding tness facility and decided to tie this in to the care I would provide to clients. Exercise started to be prescribed and delivered as part of their treatment plan. When it was made utterly convenient and inviting, the clients actually participated. Once the mental barrier of resistance to exercise was broken, they kept coming and started improving. People who previously could only get half better started to get fully better. Others who at one point could barely crawl out of bed started to come alive again. The positive effects were obvious and quick. Soon the tness therapy became one of our signature treatment modalities. Individuals became more open to receiving treatment after making it so much more enjoyable and appealing. The decreased reliance on medication was another very popular benet. Many clients developed solid tness habits and continued to train regularly long after they had fully recovered from the condition they initially sought treatment for. This major lifestyle change facilitated other healthy lifestyle changes that further improved their global state of health. Almost all of the therapists, doctors, and staff of the Delray Center regularly train together with the clients, which models healthy behavior as well as further strengthening the therapeutic relationships. This evolved into a tness culture that continues to permeate the entire Delray Center to this day. For more information on the Delray Center Orchid Program, visit www.dcorchid.com Dr. Raul Rodriguez Delray Center For Healing 403 SE 1st Street, Delray Beach, FL 33483 by Dr. Raul Rodriguez RSVP at downtowndelrayevents.com WHEN 9/20 5:30-7:30 WHERE SOLITA NEXT EVENT Hosted by Kurt Lehmann FIRST DRINK IS FREE! THIS MONTHS ILLUSTRATOR ASH(LY) OTOCKI Illustrators Your illustration can make it on the front cover of The Pineapple's Art, Music Etc. Section. for more information Contact: ILLUSTRATORS@ delraypineapple.com facebook.com/loosenupmassage Visit our website for more details: 1-hour Massage $49 Existing massage clients take 15% off their next session w/ad. 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The Delray Beach Pineapple www.DelrayPineapple.com By Drew Tucker Special to The Pineapple Let me start by saying that I am not a tness expert, just an expert client. And before last month, I considered myself a pretty t guy. Not tness model t by any means, but between being active on some knock around sports teams, on and off at the gym and occasionally attending whichever studio class my wife was into, I thought I put in a good weeks work. Now, everyone knows that Delray Beach has more then its fair share of gyms, Pilates studios, and yoga groups all delivering the highest level of training and its up to us to nd the program that works the best for us. My search ultimately led me to Slash Fitness. Started by personal trainers Austin Brock, Joe Ardagna, and Andy Sziriki, in Austins home garage, the new Slash location at 401 NE 2nd St. retains a lot of the original grunge they developed there but with a polished edge that you would expect from a downtown tness location. Their fancy new digs dont affect their methods though; they still retain the same intensity they did when they were building equipment by hand and cross training in their front yard. When you arrive in the freshly painted yellow and black training room, you arent greeted by rows of treadmills and other cardio machines. As a matter of fact, there isnt a single piece of equipment that is plugged in. Your body is the machine, Joe says. You wont see a treadmill, but I guarantee you will get the best cardio workout of your life! Austin adds to that, telling me that it was those results that led them to a 100% client retention even though they where doing ab workouts using skateboards and army crawling in the grass. Our program has always been about the client, says Andy, every day is different and we change the entire program each month to make sure our clients are getting maximum results in all of the important areas like improving mobility/ physique/ body composition / exibility / cardiovascular health Austin interrupts, notice all of the slashes? That is why we chose the name. Despite the humble beginnings of their partnership, the trio is heavily credentialed. Between the three of them, theyve been educated with certications and degrees in Physical Therapy, and Kinesiology, at such schools as Florida State, Bowling Green University, and American College of Sports Medicine. They are certied by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as Certied Strength and Conditioning Specialists, (CSCS) master trainers in TRX, and Combine 360, and have trained athletes in various sports including pro tennis, baseball, MMA, football, hockey, golf, as well as triathletes and ultra athletes. When I ask the three what makes their program different, they excitedly respond with several answers, each one more passionate than the next. Andys answer pops out to me; We try to make it as exciting as we can. I like to party and there is no reason we cant bring that party atmosphere to our sessions and still keep the intensity up! Andy appears to be the crazy guy of the group. He stands about 6 and reminds me a little bit of Keanu Reeves character in Bill & Teds excellent adventure. But he is all business when you start talking tness. Before opening Slash, I reached out to all my longtime one-on-one clients and found out what they loved about their personal training experiences, both from me and from others. Joe and Austin did the same. The fact that you can come into a gym, not think, and have somebody make sure you are getting the maximum results for the time you have is a side of working out that many people who havent been personally trained dont understand. We offer that experience at a price that makes it available to the masses. Health and wellness is a large part of the identity of Delray Beach, and there are a lot of great options when it comes to getting quality training here. In just a short time, Slash has already made its name among them. Whether you prefer sunrise yoga, ballet or Pilates-fused Barre workouts, do yourselves a favor and pay a visit to a free class at Slash. Because if you think about it, three guys coming together from separate training practices, forming an idea and starting a great small business to try to do something positive for their community, well, there is nothing more Delray then that! 401 NE 2nd Street, Delray Beach health & tness YOUR BODYS THE MACHINE AT SLASHThree guys making a Delray dream come true
www.DelrayPineapple.com The Delray Beach Pineapple 10:00 am Visit the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. Start with a morning stroll around the Roji-en: Garden of the Drops of Dew. Six distinct gardens are inspired by famous gardens of Japan. Come inside the museum to view the latest exhibitions or shop at the museum store which carries items reecting the Japanese cultural aesthetic. 12:30 pm Have a light lunch at the Cornell Caf at the Morikami the menu offers everything from sushi to crabcakes to green tea ice cream. The Morikami Museum & Japanese Garden 2:00 pm Discover the Wakodahatchee Wetlands A short drive north on Jog Road will get you even closer to nature at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands. A mile elevated boardwalk winds through a tranquil space of ponds and marshes. More than 140 species of birds have been spotted there along with iguanas, turtles, alligators and more. The Wetlands are open 7 days a week from 7am 5:30pm and admission is Free! 13026 Jog Road Delray Beach (just north of Lake Ida Road) DELRAY BEACH, FL Cathy Balestriere, the general manager of Cranes BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar announced a special Brazilian Beat promotion during the month of September, coinciding with the Brazilian Independence Day Celebration in Boca Raton on Friday, September 7. The Brazilian Beat package at Cranes BeachHouse Hotel includes 2-night, 3-day accommodations for two in a luxury cabana/ beachhouse room. Starting at only $299 plus tax, this travel package includes: Sangria in room upon arrival. along the picturesque Intracoastal waterway. Deck84 Waterside Restaurant Cranes BeachHouse Hotel is a perfect place for a fun Brazilian Beat adventure, lled with samba soul days and bossa nova nights, promises Balestriere. At Cranes, we always offer a No Worries vacation. Reservations for the Brailian Beat package at Cranes BeachHouse can me made by phone at (866.372.6273) or online at www. cranesbeachhouse.com. The Downtown Boca Friday Night LIVE! monthly entertainment series presented by JM Lexus is partnering with the Consulate General of Brazil in Miami, Caf Brasil 88.9 FM, Convention & Visitors Bureau of Palm Beach County, Boca Raton Tribune and Rotary Club of West Boca Raton to host a free, open-to-the-public, celebration where Boca and Brazil meet to celebrate the Brazilian Beat. Event-goers, who will be dancin in the streets, will enjoy live Brazilian music and entertainment, including award-winning singer Rose Max and fan-favorite Batuke Samba Funk. A packed schedule also includes Capoeira dancers, Carnival drummers and dancers, a Zumba demonstration, DJ Fred, shopping, dining, art, fashion and more. The Gourmet Truck Expo with caf seating will be serving up Brazilian favorites as participating businesses extend hours with special sidewalk tastings, samplings, trunk shows, dining specials, menu items and discounts and often late night after parties for exploring and enjoying the destination, from Mizner Park to Royal Palm Place, including the signature collection of shops and boutiques, restaurants and galleries along Palmetto Park Road and Plaza Real South. destinations CRANES BEACHHOUSE OFFERS SAMBA SOUL DAYS & BOSSA NOVA NIGHTSBe a Tourist in your own TownGo West and Explore NatureWant to enjoy the last bit of summer? Why not spend a day in Delray? Weve done the planning for you. As Delray Beachs rst luxury boutique property, The Seagate Hotel & Spa kicked off the 25th Anniversary of Discovery Channels Shark Week by unveiling a new 2,500-gallon shark tank in their signature restaurant, The Atlantic Grille. Adding to the celebration, the restaurant will also be launching a new menu, emphasizing local seafood and produce with signature dishes such as Roasted Local Snapper and Pan Fried Scallops. We are thrilled to be announcing our brand new shark tank to align with the excitement of Shark Week, said William J. Sander, Executive VP of The Seagate Hospitality Group and General Manager of The Seagate Hotel & Spa. As we aim to add to the ambiance of The Atlantic Grille, coupled with all the positive feedback we received about our aquariums, it seemed like a natural t. At 20 feet long and four feet tall, the tank contains a variety of sharks including Japanese Leopard, Smooth-Hound, Nurse, Guitar and Horn Sharks. Also sharing the tank is Porksh, Moonsh, Squirrelsh, a Garibaldi Damselsh, a spiny Florida lobster and a Yellow Stingray and Atlantic Stingray. Sourced locally by Magnicent Aquariums, a local company that specializes in engineering custom marine aquariums and professional tank maintenance, the sharks will be taken care of by Magnicent Aquariums staff whom will be on-site three days per week. The Seagate Hotel & Spa has also committed to an exchange program to relocate sharks to a larger aquarium as they outgrow the tank. Aquariums have long been a popular attraction at The Seagate Hotel & Spa. The new shark tank joins a 1,750-gallon aquarium with vibrant reef sh in the lobby; a 750-gallon tank with wild Lionsh and Porcupine Puffer Fish; a 550-gallon grand hall aquarium with Morey Eels; and a 450-gallon display of tranquil Moon Jellysh. Rates start at $159 per night for courtyard rooms through September 30, 2012. For information or to make reservations at The Seagate Hotel & Spa, contact 561-665-4800 or 877-577-3242, or visit www.theseagatehotel.com.NEW SHARK TANK UNVEILED AT SEAGATE HOTEL & SPA Let the Residence Inn foot the food bill on your next DELRAY BEACH, FL Between souvenirs and attractions, the cost of a family vacation can climb quickly. But with the Summer Latitude Package at the Residence Inn Delray Beach, youll get big savings with every two nights at this downtown Delray Beach hotel. The package, available through September 30, 2012, gives you a $50 credit on your bill with every two nights. With the extra money, you can stock your in-room fridge with kid-friendly snacks, enjoy a romantic meal for two at a nearby restaurant or grab your friends and paint the town red at nearby nightlife hotspots. When you take advantage of this great hotel deal, youll enjoy special rates on studios and onebedroom suites, available from $149 to $189 a night. Accommodations at this downtown hotel offer spacious layouts that include a fully equipped kitchen with full-size appliances, complimentary high-speed Internet access and beautiful views, some also include private balconies. Youll also nd a number of vacation-friendly amenities here, including an outdoor pool, complimentary hot breakfast buffet, frequent complimentary evening receptions, complimentary covered parking and a tness center. To book the Summer Latitude Package visit www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pbiriresidence-inn-delray-beach/ or call 1-866-2587257; be sure to enter/mention the promotional code ZQP. 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The Delray Beach Pineapple www.DelrayPineapple.com www.DelrayPineapple.com Your Downtown Delray Beach Community Newspaper SEPTEMBER 2012BusinessRealEstatedelray beach The Pineapple Captain Joe and Kerry Reardon meld family and business in Delrays watersBy Rigel Herman The Pineapple Staff Writer If the beach is Delrays main squeeze, then the two large yachts docked on the northwest side of the Atlantic Avenue Intracoastal bridge are its ladies. The Lady Atlantic and Lady Delray, as a matter of fact. Two towering and pristine presences with effortless and carefree beauty, despite their enormity, that rest calmly in the charming waterway awaiting their next departure. Upon seeing these two vessels, ones rst instinct is to wonder, what large cruise company owns and charters them? As is often the case in Delray Beach, youll be pleasantly surprised to discover that the yachts are family owned and operated. With honest to goodness sweat, occasional tears and old school hard work. The passion projects of husband and wife, Captain Joe and Kerry Reardon, the Lady Atlantic and Lady Delray were designed with the passengers in mind. With yearround cruises everyday of the week, (except Mondays off-season) the yachts are an exciting and family friendly way for tourists and locals to explore the water off land. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Joe from Duxsbury and Kerry from Plymouth, they were both naturally inclined to boating. Joe became a Captain at age 18, operating sightseeing, charter, and whale watch boats in Plymouth. Kerry worked in the hospitality industry, in every capacity, working at some of the most prestigious restaurants and hangouts in Cape Cod. Combining their skill sets was a no-brainer and the Reardons purchased their rst boat, The Pilgrim Bell, a traditional paddle wheel yacht, in 2002 and began spending their winters North and their summers in South Florida. Soon after, they purchased the Lady Delray. After four years of part time living, both in Massachusetts and Florida, the Reardons decided to settle down and stay here year round. Choosing Delray Beach, specically, was a somewhat spontaneous decision. In a Mariners Yellow Pages, so to speak, the Reardons saw an ad that was about twentywords describing Delray. The Reardons came here in July, when the town was virtually deserted, (this was over nine years ago) and Kerry looked at Joe and said, This is our spot. Delray Beach felt like us. It was basically everything we wanted. We t into the scene, the people, what we wanted to do, it all t, says Kerry. They then began to further build their business. As their business grew, the Reardons decided to purchase a new, larger yacht. They sold the Lady Delray and designed, literally drawing sketches and creating blue prints, their dream yacht. Because of their histories, Joe as a Captain and Kerry in hospitality, they were able to bring to life what they felt was the best possible boat to give their customers the most incredible experiences. The Lady Atlantic was conceived, a 105 foot, triple-decker vessel. Cosmically, the Reardons also received another of their dreams, at the same time. Everything happened at once, says Kerry, I was in the hospital giving birth as the boat was being delivered. That was in 2008. Since, Captain Joe and Kerry have purchased back the Lady Delray, a 90 foot, double-decker yacht, and are now able to charter both. We are a Mom and Pop organization, says Meghan Christian, Kerrys younger sister. Meghan is the Event Planner for the yachts and also works in the ticket booth, answering the phone that literally rings off the hook, and selling tickets for the daily public cruises. Joe and Kerry have given 110% of themselves. They have built this from the ground up, says Meghan. And although there were tough economic times over the years, they never thought about selling. We kept going because we truly love it, its our passion, says Kerry. On board the Lady Delray or Lady Atlantic, Captain Joe is almost always your Captain, providing live narration, quite a personal touch. The food is always fresh and prepared on board. While the Lady Atlantic is the bigger of the two, the Lady Delray is often chartered for more intimate affairs, smaller weddings or corporate functions. The real treat, however, is that the Reardons are passionate about affordable fun. There are daily two-hour narrated sightseeing cruises, sunset cocktail cruises, Sunday Brunch cruises and even Family Cruises, where the guests dine on pizza and ice cream. All of these events are open to the public and are reasonably priced. Since the birth of Lola, Joe and Kerrys daughter born at the same time as the Lady Atlantic, they have not slowed down. While Kerry, who used to be on almost every cruise, has stepped back to be a full-time Mom, she is always on-call. If someone doesnt show up, I get the call, she says. And, of course, Lola loves being on the boat. She loves to see the brides at weddings, walk around and even wears her own uniform, identical (except smaller) to that of the rest of the crew. We work for ourselves, doing what we love to do, says Kerry, Weve created our own slice of paradise that we get to cruise around on, and everyones invited. For more information or to make reservations, visit www.delrayyachtcruises. com or call 561-243-0686. Pop by their ofce, 801 E. Atlantic Ave., and chances are youll be greeted by Meghan or Kerry. Joe and Kerry ReardonDelray Beach felt like us. It was basically everything we wanted. Kerry Reardon LADYS ATLANTIC AND DELRAY: ANCHORS AWEIGH! By Paula Detwiller Special to The Pineapple Making connections is a key part of Jen Finkelsteins business. As co-owner of REPCO Services, LLC, she and her partner Jason Thier oversee a team whose job it is to make connectionsin this case, with buyers and sellers of recycled materials. Finkelstein made a very important connection recently when REPCO encountered a construction problem while renovating newly acquired commercial property on southbound Federal Highway in downtown Delray Beach. She linked up with the citys Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and eventually received a grant that is helping REPCO complete its corporate relocation from Lantana to Delray Beach. Heres the backstory. REPCOs property at 347 NE 5th Avenue consists of a two-story structure facing the avenue, a one-story building to the rear, and a small parking lot. Property renovations were just starting when REPCO learned that in order to comply with current building codes, the roof of the one-story building would have to be replaced. It was an unforeseen, unbudgeted expense. Thats when Jen approached the CRA about getting a Site Development Assistance Grant, said CRA Marketing and Grants Manager Elizabeth Burrows. The CRAs Site Development Assistance Program offers a partial reimbursement for the cost of a variety of exterior improvements to commercial properties in the CRA District. It is one of the CRAs many economic development grant and incentive programs designed to encourage business expansion, enhance the tax base, and foster job creation. The Site Development Assistance Program is the most practical program we offer, Burrows said. It can help out a business with almost any type of exterior renovation expense they have, no matter how large and complicated it may be. These grant funds help businesses make their dollars go farther. Under the program, REPCO could request reimbursement for 25% of the eligible costs of its remaining exterior improvements, including that new roof, up to $23,900. Construction was halted until the CRA Board approved the companys grant application, and then resumed in early March. Finkelstein is grateful for the nancial assistance and excited about nishing the project. She said REPCO has been operating out of rented commercial space near I-95 in Lantana since the company was founded in 2007. We are now more than doubling our space, and were in a wonderful part of town, just three and a half blocks from Atlantic Avenue, she said. Were in a happening, youthful, growing area. Its great to see how Delray is constantly improving. In fact, REPCO is an example of one types of business the CRA has been actively recruiting to Delray: a professional ofce with a green industry focus. Besides brokering recycled plastic, cardboard and metalwhich helps to keep these materials out of the waste streamREPCO sells heavy-duty recycling equipment and reusable packaging for shipping recycled materials. Their customers are located throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and abroad. Once REPCO moves into its new Delray Beach corporate headquarters, Finkelstein and Thier hope to upgrade their computer database system and expand their staff of seven within the next year or so. Its a good industry, its a smart industry, and its the way of the future, Finkelstein said. We plan to stick around for a long time. Paula Detwiller writes professionally for the CRA and other clients. Her website/blog can be found at www.pdwrites.com. CRA grant helps recycling-industry rm Site Development Assistance Program key to Delray Beach headquarters Lumitec ranked as sixth fastest growing manufacturing companyDELRAY BEACH Inc. Magazine honored Delray Beachs Lumitec by naming the company to their 31st annual Inc. 500. The list is an exclusive ranking of the nations 500 fastest-growing private companies. Lumitec was further recognized for ranking the sixth fastest growing manufacturing company in the country over the last four years. We are extremely proud to have been included in this prestigious group, particularly as a company who is manufacturing here in the US, said Lumitec President and Founder John Kujawa. The recognition is a testament to the talent and devotion of our team, and the enthusiasm of our customers. The last ve years have been an exciting ride, and the future looks similarly promising. Kujawa launched the LED lighting company in 2007 with a focus on innovation, quality, and a scalable US manufacturing competency. Since then Kujawa has grown the company to more than 25 full time employees, quadrupled manufacturing space, and exceeded $5MM in sales. In the past three years Lumitec has experienced nearly 1000% growth. To learn more about Lumitec and their products, visit www.lumiteclighting.com or call 561-272-9840. twitter.com/lumitecllc and facebook.com/Lumitec.
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The Delray Beach Pineapple www.DelrayPineapple.com So you are ready to rehab a home. You have seen the shows on TV and boy they make it look so easy. We will leave the construction tips for a future article and focus on the most important part nding the money. The problem here is banks arent real keen on loaning money on a home that needs major work. Recently my buddy Tim came to me wanting to buy a quaint cottage on Swinton Ave. just a few blocks south of Atlantic Ave. Delray has a lot of these homes built in the 40s and 50s in great downtown locations but traditionally they need a decent amount of renovations and upgrades to become a viable alternative to a newer home. After sending an inspector to the home and meeting with a few contractors we determined that it needed over $30k in upgrades. A bit more then Tim really wanted to come out of pocket with all at once. That afternoon I was meeting with our go-to loan ofcer, Shane and decided to bring him into the loop to see if he had any suggestions. Lets see if we can get him approved for a 203K, says Shane. 203k? Stupidly I tell him that I think Tim already has a 401k with his work but what does that have to do with getting a loan. (cue laughter) It turns out that a 203k is an FHA loan designed specically for this situation. To put it in Lehmanns Terms a 203k is a hybrid between a traditional mortgage and a construction loan. The bank loans you a predetermined amount of money that includes the purchase price of the home and enough to get the necessary upgrades and repairs done. They then pay the contractors in installments as the work is completed. Some key points to keep in mind. to qualify for a 203k loan to $35k in repairs the bank accordingly for it to appraise out (although Shane got this one done in 30 days) Tim was able to purchase the home and get approval for $32k in construction and upgrades. Among the projects are entirely redoing the kitchen, new oors, and installing new air conditioner. After the closing Tim opened a bottle of American Whiskey his brother Cole had sent us to celebrate. Cole is overseas ghting for our country so that we all have the opportunity to live the American Dream. Cheers!!by Kurt Lehmannwww.kurtlehmann.comreal estateSecuring a Rehabbers MortgageBy Ed Maass The Pineapple Staff Writer Living our entire life in need of water, we take for granted that it is basically free and plentiful, so much so that we really dont give it any thought at all. However, the truth is that only about 2.5% of the worlds water is fresh water and of that, only 25% is readily accessible. Even more startling is that our consumption of fresh water has more than doubled over the past 50 years, and many researchers and scientists fear that we are coming close to a breaking point, a place where chronic water shortages for farmers, businesses and people could be the norm. You need look no further then the recent electrical blackouts in India, which have been attributed to inadequate water ow, and thus the inability for hydro-electric dams to provide power. Closer to home we need only to look at severe draught stricken farms throughout the U.S. and their inability to irrigate crops. The facts underlying water scarcity are quite sobering and from a personal as well as an investment perspective, something you might want to sit up and take notice of. We all learned in school that we live on a watery planet; however with about 97% of that water being salty it certainly doesnt leave a whole lot of fresh water for our insatiable consumption. Bear in mind that most of the earths fresh water is frozen in the form of glaciers, ice and snow, and that underground aquifers hold most of the potable water. Unfortunately the rate of depletion of the these aquifers which sustain agricultural and corporate users along with providing drinking water for hundreds of millions of people more than doubled, according to Geophysical Research Letters, from 33 trillion gallons per year to 75 trillion gallons, in just four decades. No one requires an explanation that fresh water is required to sustain life, yet we consume it as though there is a never ending ow. Did you know that the largest users of fresh water in the United States are the agricultural and electrical power industries. Agricultural irrigation and watering used for livestock consumes 41% of all fresh water withdrawals. According to a report issued by Sandia National Laboratories, the generation of 75% of all U.S. electric power requires 190 billion gallons of water every day, which represents an additional 39% of all U.S. freshwater withdrawals. Its hard to imagine that we indirectly depend upon as much water turning on our lights and running appliances as we do to take showers and watering lawns. The need for fresh water is no small problem or just limited to a few select locations in the U.S. Throughout the entire country many state, county and local governments, including Delray Beach and Palm Beach County, have conservation regulations in place to help mitigate the ever rising demand. How might you benet by this knowledge? Holding water may represent an opportunity for your investment portfolio. Anyone who has ever taken an Economics 101 class learned the basics of supply and demand. If we apply that logic to fresh water it is crystal clear that the demand for water utilization is going to continue and that the supply as a natural resource is going to dwindle. What happens when need exceeds supply? Prices increase and they do so all the way down the line. As a result I believe that going forward we will see from an investment perspective a greater emphasis and focus on quality companies that specialize in the Water Sector, whether its for purication, desalinization, or infrastructure and shipping. Therefore, you may want to look at whether or not holding water in your portfolio makes sense for you. Focus on the long-term and utilize investment positions that pay you to wait. Drink up!Ed Maass is a Certied Financial Planner, Chartered Financial Consultant, and Chartered Life Underwriter. Located in Downtown Delray HOLDINGWATER Chamber Programming Committee Meeting at Chamber Chairmans Club Monthly Luncheon at La Cigale Contacts & Cocktails at Space of Mind Executive Committee Meeting at Chamber Non-Prot Council Luncheon at Chamber Grand Opening: Hyatt Place Delray Beach Government Affairs Committee at Old School Square 22nd Luminary Gala at Marriott Delray Beach Annual Recognition Celebration Event for the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce highlighting success in business. Budget & Finance Committee at Chamber Economic Development Committee at Delray Beach Library Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors at Chamber CHAMBER DAY PLANNER Comedian Kevin James, star of the old TV sitcom King of Queens just plunked down $18.5 million for an estate at 502 N. Ocean Blvd., across the street from the beach. The 25,834-square-foot property sits on 1.8 acres. It previously sold for $4.9 million in June 2005, county records show. The propertys appraised value is $10.7 million and the annual tax bill is $250,513, according to the Palm Beach County appraisers ofce. The residence has 10 bedrooms, eight full baths and four halfbathrooms, according to Trulia.com. Pascal Liguori of Premier Estate Properties in Delray Beach conrmed the property changed hands and says the home features a great combination of outdoor and indoor spaces.Comedian Kevin James buys Delray mansion Take Charge Evaluation Education Search Oer Due Diligence Closing Post ClosingFatima M. Grady561-573-3227 email@example.com www.tworld.com/fatimagradyIf you are looking to buy a business or would like to sell your business, please call me
www.DelrayPineapple.com The Delray Beach Pineapple SUNDY HOUSE NAMES BRUCE SIEGEL AS ITS NEW GENERAL MANAGER Sundy House, the award-winning restaurant and boutique hotel located in Delray Beach, Florida, has named Bruce Siegel as the new General Manager. Siegel most recently served as General Manager of the Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove, and as Regional Director of Operations for the Obadan Hotels, including the Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club, Omphoy Ocean Resort, the Mayfair, Holiday Isle & Las Siesta Resorts in Islamorada and the Wyndham in Boca Raton. Previously, Siegel worked with Crescent Hotels and Resorts, CeeBraid Signal, and Ocean Land Investments. Earlier in his career, he worked with properties in New Jersey and New York, including the Helmsley Hotels. Siegel is a graduate of Johnson & Wales where he received a degree in culinary arts and minored in hotel and restaurant management. He has served in a number of industry leadership positions, including Board of Directors of the Palm Beach County Hotel and Lodging, and as Past President of the South Florida Marketing Association. He is a member of the South Florida Luxury Council, Coconut Grove Chamber, Greater Miami Convention & Visitor Center, Coconut Grove Hotel Association, and Miami Hotel Association. Sundy House is located at 106 South Swinton, Delray Beach, FL 33444. For more information, visit www.sundyhouse.com. THE BUZZ AGENCY (T.B.A.) LANDS NEW CLIENTS AND HIRES NEW ASSOCIATE The Buzz Agency, www.thebuzzagency. net, an award-winning South Florida public relations, social media and marketing rm, is pleased to announce a number of new clients added to its impressive roster. New clients include the Palm Beach Symphony (palmbeachsymphony.org), that features orchestral performances at historic venues throughout Palm Beach; Steves Outdoor Adventures (stevesoutdooradventures.com), a top-rated big game hunting show on airing Fridays at 1:30 pm and 1:30 am, and Saturdays at 5:00 pm EST on the Outdoor Channel; Waste Management (www.wm.com), for which T.B.A. is coordinating graphic design and public relations for Dine for Promise, a charity event hosted by Union restaurant on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach; Spirit of Giving (sognetwork.com/), a nonprot that unites other nonprots and communities with the focus on improving the lives of children and families in South Palm Beach County; and the G.W. Bailey First Responders Charitable Fund (www.gwbrstresponders.org). T.B.A. has been named the public relations sponsor for two upcoming events that are part of the sanctioned Presidential Debate events in South Florida Dinner in the Sky, an event produced by the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative that will offer 88 diners the chance to dine 164 feet in the sky on a special dining platform at Old School Square on October 20,2012; and the Presidential Debate VIP event, produced by the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and Lynn University, to be held at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park during the Rock The Vote event on October 22, 2012. This past year The Buzz Agency was named recipient of the 2012 Business Recognition Award by the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, and will be recognized at the Luminary Gala on September 18, 2012 held at the Delray Beach Marriott. The Buzz Agency also recently hired a new employee to join the team. Alex Bimonte has been named Public Relations Associate. Alex is a recent graduate of Furman University in Greenville, SC graduating Cum Laude with her B.A. in Communication Studies. For more information on The Buzz Agency, please visit www.thebuzzagency.net. CHAMPIONSHIP REALTY SPECIALIZES IN 55+ ACTIVE ADULT COMMUNITIES Championship Realty, family owned and operated since 2002 announced that they are celebrating their 10th year anniversary. Broker Steve Kogan, with wife Marlene and son Adam, specialize in sales of single family homes in West Delray Beach in 55+ active adult communities. Valencia Palms and Valencia Falls are two of the most popular active adult communities in West Delray Beach all set to preview. Both offer Country Club lifestyles with no membership fees required. These communities are 24 hour managed and contain over six-hundred single family homes priced from the high $200,000s to over $750,000. Some of the amenities include resort style pools, jacuzzi, resistance pool, har-tru tennis courts, basketball, a putting green, a large fitness center & aerobics room, billiards, an art & crafts studio and card rooms. Cafes are open for breakfast and lunch. The clubhouse includes a grand ballroom and features a raised stage & dance floor. There are also many exciting clubs to join as well as entertainment. Public golf courses are just minutes away. Valencia Palms had 225 participants for their Color War Olympic Games competing for three magical days this past July. Some of the featured events included the walking race, ping-pong, mah jong, canasta, bocce, bowling, tennis, wiffle-ball, indoor golf, a hula hoop relay, volleyball and a spectacular sing-off the last evening of the event along with a delicious dinner, dancing and music. To make an appointment to preview these communities as well as others contact Adam Kogan, Broker Associate at 561-577-0507. people Adam Kogan Bruce Siegel
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www.DelrayPineapple.com The Delray Beach Pineapple music The Pineapples Ellen Thistle recently sat down for an extended chat with Drew Tucker, Artistic Director of Arts Garage Performing Arts Academy and their Education and Outreach Coordinator.By Ellen Thistle The Pineapple Contributing WriterPineapple: You just opened up a new music school at Arts Garage. Tell me about your journey there. Tucker: I started the Tucker Music Academy in 2007 in Parkland. It was in a small ofce building where I taught music lessons (along with a few other teachers). We grew into a few thousand square feet. When I moved to Delray, the commute became too much so I moved the academy here, and continued to slowly grow. This summer I teamed up with Arts Garage here in Delray. We renamed the school the Performing Arts Academy, and were going from there. We teach private and group music lessons, mostly to kids but we teach adults, too. I have a staff of degreed music teachers. We perform. Its awesome. Pineapple: How did you start teaching music? Tucker: I started teaching as a necessity in college, as an alternative to waiting tables (although I did that, too). Pineapple: What instruments did you teach? Tucker: Percussion. Drums, stuff you bang. things like that. I taught out of my house. And then I had other people who wanted to teach lessons so they taught out of my house, too. Pineapple: How did your roommates feel about that? Tucker: Not too happy. But then one day I was shopping for comics, because Im a comic book nerd, and I saw a for rent sign above this comic book store, so we rented it out and started teaching lessons out of there. Pineapple: Do you run the school, too? Tucker: No, my wife works with me. Pineapple: Shes more than just arm candy? Tucker: Shes kind of the lifeblood of this whole thing. It wouldnt work without her. But she also serves the dual purpose of legitimizing me. I can dress funny but people think that I must have something going on because I have the hot chick. Pineapple: So what do you enjoy about teaching? Tucker: (Pauses, deep in thought) Wellmy favorite part about it is watching other aspects of their lives change. Pineapple: Can you give me an example? Tucker: Sure. Shy kid comes in. Doesnt really talk much. He cries at the rst lesson, is terried of performing. Then, through practicing and performing, gains the condence to talk to people, he makes more friends, he is no longer nervous to give presentations in school. He is more assertive in class. His grades go up. Pineapple: Have you had students whose grades improved after they started playing music? Tucker: Oh yeah, all the time. Or like with teenagers. They come in, dont really express themselves wellyou know, they just give one-line responses like ne, whatever. But through music they learn a new way to express themselves. And we emphasize performance, stage presence, how you present yourself to the world. Its so cool to watch kids learn that, to teach that to them, along with the value of practice and hard work. And, later on, thats the difference that allows them to nail the job interview, its those skills that transcend their music study and, I believe, make their lives better. And I think it makes a community better. Pineapple: How do you think it betters the community? Tucker: Ill tell you. When you have students (or anyone) perform, they bring their parents, their parents bring their friends, they meet other friends and parents of performers, and other music lovers what you have created is a village. Village-building is at the heart of any community. It implies an intimacy, people bonding over a similar experience. Theres no better way for people to come together than in support of one another. Music facilitates that. Pineapple: So, what instruments do you play? Tucker: I play anything you hit: drums, congas, hand percussion, vibraphone, marimba... Pineapple: Thats all? Tucker: Oh, and I started playing the piano when I was four. Pineapple: When did you start playing percussion? Tucker: Eleven. Pineapple: Because you felt like pissing off your parents? Tucker: Not exactly. In the middle school band they didnt have piano. So I told them I wanted to play saxophone, but theyd already assigned the saxophone to Jimmy or whoever, so they said, how about drums? They clapped some rhythms. I clapped them back. And they said, youre great. Pineapple: Nice job! Tucker: And I did marching band in high school Pineapple: Did you get to wear the plume? Tucker: Proudly. Pineapple: So of all the instruments you play, do you have a favorite? Tucker: Vibraphone. Pineapple: Why? Tucker: Because you can do more with it, in my opinion. Because you have a sustain pedal, and it sounds better with jazz, and jazz is probably my favorite style of music if I had to pick one. Pineapple: How long do you practice? Tucker: Id love to be able to get a few hours in every day, but I tend to be a crammer, so I sort of ramp it up when I have a concert coming up. Pineapple: Do you get nervous before performances? Tucker: WellI get more nervous for my students performances. Pineapple: Really? Why? Tucker: You know, I think as a teacher you inherently want your students to succeed. Youve worked with them so hard, and you just hope they come away from the experience feeling like it was positive. I want my students to like playing music. And performing. I want it to be fun. Bombing isnt fun for anyone. Pineapple: Have you ever bombed a performance? Tucker: Oh yeah. Pineapple: Haha really? Give me details. Tucker: (groans) Ughit was the longest half hour of my life. Lets save that story for my second interview. Pineapple: Well, do you have any performances coming up? Tucker: Yep. I have a concert on October 6 at Arts Garage in Delray. Pineapple: Tell me about it. Tucker: Well, its going to be heavily percussive, meaning there is going to be a lot of interesting drumming incorporated. Im combining drumming from all over the world. So I have a tabla player from India, a taiko drummer from Japan, but also there will be a lot of cool melodies because Im going to be playing the vibraphone, and we have a Latin piano player, and then were going to throw in some electronics sort of combine the old-school and the new schoolthere will be a lot of improvisation. Some standard jazz stuff, some original stuff. Im calling it Heartbeats, because of the percussive element it implies and because heartbeats are one thing that unite us all as humans. Theres going to be a lot of excitement. A lot of rhythm. I want a Nike endorsement after this concert. Pineapple: Could you ever see yourself doing something other than being a musician? Tucker: Style consulting for men. Pineapple: Excuse me? Tucker: I think that pop culture has lowered the expectations of what we expect men to be. Its unfortunate. I think a call back to more of a midcentury man is necessary. And I try to teach that to the kids at the Academy, tooboth onstage and in their interactions, I let them know that as young men and women, I expect them to be polished and polite. Im just trying to change culture. Pineapple: Thats all? Tucker: And I like to get a workout in when I can. To learn more about the Performing Arts Academy and Drew Tuckers upcoming concert Heartbeats, visit www.artsgarage.org.DREW TUCKER: Changing Culture and Changing Lives through Music
The Delray Beach Pineapple www.DelrayPineapple.com Welcome In Jewish New Year With JazzDELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow. com) Music director Aaron Kula and his acclaimed Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO), and Irwin Kula, one of Americas most inuential rabbis will present the second annual American Jewish New Year: Jazz Wisdom Spirit a celebration in music and wisdom of renewal, second chances, and human ourishing on September 9, at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Crest Theatre at Old School Square. Kula and Kula blend the unique talents of nationally known brothers Irwin and Aaron Kula to create a powerful American experience for the Jewish New Year. The celebration in music and wisdom fuses the spirited rhythms of jazz, Latin, Klezmer, and world music with wisdom on holiday themes of forgiveness, compassion, gratitude, and love to inspire and entertain anyone looking to enrich their life. This years celebration will be even better than last years sold out program as we have planned new music and interactive spiritual experiences that will transform peoples lives. Nothing like this has ever been done before, said Irwin Kula, author of the award winning book, Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life. An American Jewish New Year is a unique event that mixes musical and spiritual idioms and is designed to rouse anyone, whatever their background, to feel awe, wonder and gratitude for life. We are reimagining an ancient tradition for anyone seeking meaning and connection. Americans are increasingly mixing, blending, bending, and switching identities and getting what they need to have a good life from whatever tradition that works Rabbi Kula explained. KCOs nine member ensemble with guest vocalist will include accordion, violin, sax, trumpet, trombone, bass, drums, percussion and piano will re-imagine familiar holiday tunes, combined with their unique improvisational style to create melodies for a unique multicultural experience. People from all faiths and cultures are searching for new connections, hope and inspiration, said Aaron Kula, director of the music collections and performance at Florida Atlantic University Libraries, who has worked with everyone from Yo-Yo Ma to Richard Stoltzman. Our performance celebrates the intersection of tradition and innovation. Were making the experience relevant for todays generation by blending cantorial melodies with American Jazz and swing. Both Aaron and Irwin Kula have worked along parallel tracks reimagining an ancient tradition in different mediaAaron in Jewish music and Irwin in Jewish wisdom, with the common goal of making Jewish tradition meaningful and relevant to people of all backgrounds and to help enhance their lives. This performance continues the powerful coming together of their careers. Tickets for this event are $26 and $36 and can be purchase at the Crest Theatre box ofce at 561-243-7922, ext. 1, or online at www.oldschool.org/performances.asp.
www.DelrayPineapple.com The Delray Beach Pineapple music and theatre classesFollowing the tremendous success of the Summer Camp program, The Arts Garage has announced the opening of their Performing Arts Academy on September 3, 2012. The after-school program will feature a multidisciplinary performing arts education curriculum and will take place at the Arts Garage, located in the heart of downtown Delray Beach. The program will offer both group and individual instruction and will begin with classes in music, theatre and poetry, with other classes being added regularly. There will be programs designed for all ages from 4 years old and up, with all students having ample performance opportunities. Our philosophy is to run a successful education studio to educate and inspire through genuine artistic expression, says Alyona Ushe, Executive Director of Arts Garage. The response to our summer camp program was so overwhelming we knew the creation of this Academy was our next step. With schools dramatically cutting arts programs, we felt it was critical to offer students a venue to experience the arts. There are numerous studies proving that students who have the opportunity to become involved with arts programs garner benets in all scholastic areas. We are excited to be able to provide our students with an incredible opportunity to work with outstanding instructors and have a venue to begin expressing their creative side. Arts Garage has chosen the instructors for their academy carefully. We bring years of experience to Delray Beach. Our students have performed locally and nationally and our small team of teachers is young, passionate, and renowned, states Drew Tucker, founder and director of Tucker Academy for the Arts, who has been contracted to run the Academys programming. Arts Garage is aiming to maximize the creative potential of students by pairing them with the best instructors in the area. They also plan on giving students ample performance opportunities, from putting on full scale youth theater productions to performing main stage at some of Delray Beachs great public events. By opening the Performing Arts Academy, Arts Garage is providing a service to the community at large. The organization is building self-esteem, discipline, dedication, teamwork, and a respect for the arts in the citizens of Delray Beach and the surrounding areas. The Academy will also prepare students for the possibility of careers in creative elds. Having homegrown talent is a stamp of a successful culture. The support and opportunity this city provides is unprecedented and to be a part of that is great for our students, states Tucker. For details about classes and tuition for the fall semester please visit www.artsgarage.orgArts Garage Performing Arts Academy set for September opening The Top Pop/Rock Band from Arts Garage Performing Arts Academy. Clockwise From top: Artistic Director: Drew Tucker, Bass: Sandon Chevlin, Piano/Vocals: Jack Malone, Drummer: Lorenzo Romano, Guitar/Vocals Isabella Guerero, Keyboards/Percussion: Maddox Kumar, Guitar/Bass Coach: Jesse KellandNIGHT OF WONDER TO FEATURE DONNA SUMMERS SISTERSDelray Beach, FL The Old School Square outdoor pavilion, along with the starry night sky, will serve as the backdrop for an evening of music featuring the sisters of Disco-legend Donna Summer Mary Gaines Bernard and Dara Gaines Bernard. Hosted by the Avenue Church in Delray Beach, the evening, Night of Wonder will celebrate The Avenue Churchs 2nd Anniversary. My sister, Dara and I traveled with our sister Donna for the past three decades and sang with her. Our family, along with the nation, continues to mourn her precious life. Were honored to keep her memory, music and faith alive by coming out to sing again at this event, says Mary Gaines Bernard. Guests are invited to bring a picnic dinner, blanket and chairs for this Night of Wonder under the stars. Light snacks will be available for sale to benet Adopted Orphan Care Ministry. Donations of diapers/ wipes of any size, childrens clothing (new or gently used; newborn to 13 years), childrens hygiene products, baby formula, bottles, baby food, etcare needed. Also appreciated are snacks, juice & water bottlesand local restaurant gift cards (for Foster Parents). 7:00 pm 9:00 pm Outdoor Pavilion at Old School Square Cultural Arts Center 51 North Swinton Avenue, 561-901-1302 Free Celebration, Public Welcome Dara Gaines Bernard Mary Gaines Bernard music
The Delray Beach Pineapple www.DelrayPineapple.com By Ellen Thistle The Pineapple Contributing WriterIn 2010, Lauren Shapiro started folding origami cranes as a meditative act. She wrote letters to people she couldnt say things to, and then folded the pages into paper cranes. She made cranes from sheets of music and pages from an old math textbook. She turned road maps into origami cranes. She folded cranes from magazine ads, paper napkins, tin foil, newspaper. She made pornagami from old Playboy magazines. She didnt set out to make over 1,000, but she did. She was familiar with the Japanese legend of 1,000 cranes, which promises the granting of a wish or recovery from illness to a person who makes 1,000 origami cranes. A few weeks later, at a benet for a local substance abuse rehabilitation center, patients and benefactors walked into the Arts Garage in Delray Beach and were surrounded by three walls of origami cranes. Lit from beneath, a thousand cranes appeared to be taking off from the darkness and ying into the light, their shadows casting upward. It was breathtaking, said Amy Pasquantonio, the benets organizer. Id never seen anything like it. Lauren Shapiro didnt just fall into making moving works of art. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from FAU, and spends her time teaching through the Boca Raton Museum of Art and Boca Art School. I like it because it is a job where I feel like I am doing something good, I am giving back in some wayAnd I get to make art all day. Whats better than that? When shes not teaching, she is in her studio: one in a row of small storage units tucked at the back of the parking lot behind a Boca strip mall. She shares the space with a full-time artist. It is here where Lauren creates pieces of art that combine the natural and the supernatural. She sculpts eerie, human heads atop writhing octopus tentacles. She makes collages where birds have orchids for faces. She paints a bikiniclad woman with the head of a wolf enjoying an ethereal midnight swim. She calls her work a personal mythology, because it serves as a momentary snapshot of her inner psyche, and it combines elements of fantasy and mysticism. But just because she teaches art, doesnt mean she doesnt have a lot to learn. She is caught in that quagmire familiar to many young people: she isnt entirely sure what she wants to do with her life, or how to make her dreams happen. Her future is a blank canvasa fact that can be both terrifying and exhilarating. I recently enrolled in a business for artists class, she says. I had my rst class last night. They said we have to decide if we are selling a product or providing a service, and that we had to come up with a mission statementand I just. I dont know what I want to do. As she contemplates her future, she nonchalantly turns pages of a sketchbook lled with collages of human/plant creatures and sketches of body parts oating through space. A single earring dangles from her ear. Ive always thought about creating an artist coalition called Slingshot artists Lauren muses. It would be a place where artists could come togethermusicians and writers and artists and free thinkers, and we would all nurture each other. Like maybe I could have a group studio space and artists could pay a certain amount a month to be a member and we could all create art together all day. We could have art movie nights. Open studio nights. Shows. Music. We could have events there. I meanI dont know how we could fund something like that. I havent gured that out yet. I just want to bring artists together. Maybe thats my business. Maybe Ill have an arts space. And we could do community outreach. We could go out and teach art to kids, host painting partiesI dont know. She knows that she needs some sort of plan, though. I have trouble pricing my art, she confesses. I have always wanted to make art for the common man. I want to make art that people can affordart for musicians and painters, not just some rich guy in a mansion somewhere. But that isnt exactly the soundest of business plans. In many ways, Lauren is the purest kind of artist, and her nave idealism is exactly what allows her to create works of such whimsy. For her, this art is a form of catharsis. Because Lauren doesnt see the world like the rest of us. She has visions of creatures that are part bird, part tooth. She creates sculptures of mermaids with dragon heads, and paintings with human-legged horses with wearing Converse sneakers. While perhaps too humble about her work and unsure of where shes headed, the quality of Laurens art stands on its own: her pieces mesmerize. The intrigue they create overcomes any inherent aversion to the oddity they respect. Laurens goals, while unrealized, are simple: I dont need to make a million dollars. I just want to make art, and I want to make a difference. To learn more about Laurens artwork, visit her website at www.charmedorganisms.com.PROFILE: LAUREN SHAPIRO Metamorphosis Origami CranesDelray Tropical Watercolors & Around the World in Oils The Delray Beach Public Library is presenting a new art exhibit entitled: Delray Tropical Watercolors & Around the World in Oils on display at the Delray Beach Librarys 2nd oor Gallery through October 5. This unique exhibit features the work of two very distinct Delray Beach artists Pat Kaufman and Ada R. Spircoff. is an award-winning selftaught watercolorist, who is known for her bright and tropical, Key West style paintings. She lives in a renovated 1930s cottage in Pineapple Grove with her son, Trey, a paralyzed veteran. Her home also serves as her work studio, gallery and classroom. Kaufmans work has been displayed at Delray Beach City Hall, the American Orchid Society, and the Cornell Museum and she is a member of the Palm Beach County Watercolor Society, the Delray Art League, and Artist of Palm Beach County. I am inspired by the wonder of color and the transparency and spontaneity that watercolors give to my paintings, said Kaufman. For more on Pat visit www.patkaufmanart. com or call her at 561-272-4260. is an enthusiastic and passionate artist who works primarily in oils. She has studied with Chris Burlini, a wellknown Chicago artist, received an Associates degree from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale and has traveled extensively throughout Europe for inspiration and a greater understanding of portrait and landscape oil painting. Her style is ever-evolving and she loves painting people from other lands, concentrating on their expressions that reect the differences in cultures around the world. For further information on this exhibit and the many programs at the Delray Beach Public Library, visit www.delraylibrary.org. Ada Spircoff Pat KaufmanA new art exhibit at the Delray Beach Public Library Patricia PetersClay Creations at Delray Beach Community CenterJoin the Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department and learn the basics of hand building pottery.Participants, ages 8 years old to adult are welcome to join us at the Delray Beach Community Center for Clay Creations. From beginner level to intermediate, come learn to hand build your own unique type of pots, bowls, mugs or even sculptures. If you have ever walked through an art festival and thought to yourself, I can do something like that! Nows your chance to learn how. You will also be able to learn how to use a kiln to re your own work! Come see what all the fun is about! Classes will start on August 30th on Thursdays at 6:00 pm. Cost for Delray Beach Residents is $40 and for non-residents its $50, plus supplies, for a 6-weeks session. For more information or to register, contact the Community Center at (561) 2437250 or JacksonL@mydelraybeach.comDelray Beach sculptor Patricia Peters featured in art publicationDelray Beach Sculptor Patricia Peters will be featured in four pages of the juried art publication International Contemporary Masters Vol. 7 as the 2nd Place Sculpture Winner of the ArtaVita Juried Art competition. Patricia Peters clay and bronze sculptures are nationally shown. She actively works with organizations that showcase area artists. She moved to South Florida in 2001 from New Jersey where she immediately became an important member of the arts community in the Palm Beaches. Artavita is an online gallery where artists can see and be seen, while staying current on upcoming events, exhibitions and opportunities to share their work. Designed for artists by artists, creating a prole and displaying your work on Artavita is completely free. Visit Artavita. com. For more info on Patricia Peters visit PatriciaPetersStudio.com. art
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www.DelrayPineapple.com The Delray Beach Pineapple Fall Fashion Tips For SeptemberFall in FloridaUm, Yeah RightWhile in what feels like the rest of the world, Autumn ofcially begins on September 22nd, in Florida well still be experiencing the dog days of Summer. Most of us live here for The Season, not the seasons. However that doesnt mean we arent all itching to put on a long sleeve shirt and a pair of jeans, even some closed-toe shoes, once the calendar turns the page and we see our friends and families on Facebook embracing the chilly weather with their seasonal garb. So lets gure this out, Fall Fashion in South Florida, by turning to our local friends biggest concerns for transitioning into the cooler months. Kate Middleton has been seen a lot wearing stockings. As someone older and living in Florida, I love the idea. But are they really fashionable? Jodie, Delray Beach Nylons tend to elicit an image of 80s babes swaying in that Simply Irresistible video or of my mom clamoring (also in the 80s) to get ready for work, chasing runs with clear nail polish. And tights, well, they inspire images of stewardesses and diner waitresses, or holy black ones on Goth teens. Enter Miss Middleton, or whatever shes named now. Shes certainly wasted no time in becoming a darling of the fashion world. Embracing Alexander McQueen was quite a statement, to say the least, and her ability to mix the high(est) end clothing with (seriously) affordable pieces, has given her enormous power with not only the elite fashion folks, but with the people. And, yes, shes been caught wearing stockings on several occasions. Since The Duchess rst pulled on a pair of hose, she did something almost magical for women everywhere. If t for a Queen-in-training, they must be okay for the rest of us, right? Tights and nylons are back. And having them as a wardrobe option is amazing. They cover our legs, but have a subtle sexiness. Thin ones are great for Florida, not too hot, yet still allowing for a little modesty. For older women who worry about their legs, stockings are a wonder. Tights are great, too, and are now being shown in an array of colors and patterns, a great way to jazz up an outt. So pull on some tights or some pantyhose and show off your gamsThanks, Kate. Since were in Florida, can I wear white after Labor Day? Kathy, Delray Beach Not a believer in rules of any kind, I say, yes, yes, yes. However, I know there are tons of ladies out there who strongly disagree. Heres the thing: white after Labor Day is just ne, even fashionable and most of those rules are quite antiquated. Just consider how you wear white in the later months of the year. For example, you can totally wear your white jeans, just make sure that you pair them with a top that is in a warmer color palette, think charcoal, browns, forest green etc. Off white is lovely this time of year and completely acceptable. Wide legged, cream pants are chic and stylish and perfect for the transitional season. As for white shoes, well, Ive never been a fan of them, anytime of year. Ick. I really want to develop my personal style this time of year. Any suggestions on how to do that without buying a new wardrobe? Aimee, Delray Beach These months are perfect for dictating a sense of your own style because youre not worried only about staying cool. As Ive discussed before, its easy to get into a bit of a wardrobe rut when its hotter than hell outside and putting on clothes feels like a chore. While always being true to your own aesthetic, one of the easiest ways to create a look thats your own is through accessories. I know one woman, for example, who buys a bangle bracelet from every place she travels and wears them all together almost daily. If you havent been doing that, though, like most of us, just consider which type of accessory youre drawn to and buy a few pieces. Ive never been a necklace wearer, but have always loved big, fun earrings, so I pick them up when I see ones that are interesting. Once you start to embrace a particular thing, you can make it truly your own. Scarves are super stylish and can be very unique. Try a hat, if youre feeling adventurous, or grab a big stack of bracelets and throw them on with jeans and a t-shirt. If you live in a suit, add tights (a-la Kate Middleton) or if youre a religious white blouse wearer, try some funkier than usual, print ats. Personal style comes with risks, of course. Dont go overboard, especially at rst. Unless, of course, thats you. Rigel Herman is the Manager of Atlantic Avenue boutique, Palm Beach Native Sun, a freelance stylist and follower of fashion. Ask her your questions by emailing her at: By Rigel Herman The Pineapple Contributing WriterHow old would you be if you really did not know how old you are? That is the motto of Americas Perfect Woman, a new modeling competition for women 30 years old and beyond. Michael Galanes, National Pageant Director, decided to create the event to honor women and provide modeling opportunities to these ladies who are still beautiful, articulate, fashionable, and still able to model like Americas Next Top Model. After all, isnt 40 the new 20? Delray Beachs own, Laura Pucker, reigned supreme as she won the coveted title of Americas Perfect Woman on August 8, 2012 at The Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando, FL. Nearly 50 women from all over the world competed on the Perfect Runway. The honor of the title is awarded to the woman who judges feel has it all. Modeling, design, and fashion are focuses of the title, however, most importantly, the titleholder must be a positive role model. I am looking forward to a year of fun and fulllment with a focus on our youth throughout Palm Beach County and nationwide, announced Pucker, following her crowning. The American Cancer Society, Boys and Girls Club and Sea Keepers are just a few of the charities that Pucker will focus on during her reign. Contestants were judged on evening gown, interview and summer fun fashion. Mrs. Pucker wore a strapless white Fernando Wong gown and was sponsored by PR Pageant Coaches. Galanes, is very excited about this years winner. I cannot wait to work with Laura and see her in action, she truly is Americas Perfect Woman for the job, said Galanes in an interview. The Pineapple chatted recently with winner Laura Pucker. So what exactly does the life of Americas Perfect Woman look like? Pucker: Everything I really need for the Perfect life, I can nd in Delray Beach, says Mrs. Pucker. The downtown area is so quaint and style driven. My husband and I love to stroll down Atlantic Avenue and enjoy the shops, people, and the atmosphere. There are no strangers in Delray, only friends you have yet to meet! Strangers that become friends? Tell us more about this... Pucker: Just the other night in one of my favorite restaurants in the world, Tramontis, my husband and I were eating and a couple joined us whom we had never met. We enjoyed their company over the most amazing Rigatoni alla Vodka! What are some of your favorite Delray spots? Pucker: A Green Goddess Drink at Nutrition Cottage, The mix of designer handbags at 2nd Time Around Consignment Shop and a burger (on my cheat days) at Burger Fi! What are some life lessons you can bring to the title, Americas Perfect Woman? Pucker: In essence, as time moves on (and it does move quickly) it is important to do what we love! At some point in history, society dictated that only 18 years old and 5 was beautiful, but that is simply not the truth! A beautiful supermodel lives within each and every woman and the stories and life experiences we share only make us more beautiful. I want to share this with my local community as well as to a national audience! Visit www.americasperfectteen.comDELRAY BEACHS OWN LAURA PUCKER CROWNED AMERICAS PERFECT WOMAN Winner Laura PuckerDELRAY BEACH, FL. Come join a truly unique event on Friday, September 7th from 8:00pm until 9:30pm at Old School Squares outdoor entertainment pavilion at 51 N. Swinton Ave. Everyone is invited, just bring your blanket & lawn chair and let the music and variety of dance styles move you along to the showcase entitled, Dance A Measure of Relationships. Arrive early and meet 2012 NBA Champions Miami Heat Dancers, who will be signing autographs and making an appearance to support the cause. VPPAFs founder, wedding dance choreographer and ballroom instructor, Sarita Ciallella, states, Each choreographed piece in the showcase reveals a story about a relationship... which Im sure we can all relate to! And, if you watch closely, you will nd woven into the production, a glimpse of those very special ones we are raising funding for. Showcase director, choreographer and former Miami Heat Dancer, Ashley Allen, has brought together professional dancers from all over South Florida, who are donating their time and talents through the performing arts to help raise funds that will benet children and young adults with special needs, disabilities and those who are under-privileged. The Virtuous Productions Performing Arts Foundation (VPPAF) is an organization developed with the mission of educating and enhancing the lives of the local South Florida community and beyond by bringing awareness of the performing arts, as well as training and education to those interested in the performing arts. For information regarding their Fall class schedule, pricing, productions, etc. visit www. virtuousproductions.com or call 561-750-6700.Virtuous Productions Performing Arts Foundation (VPPAF) presents charitable dance showcase Showcase Director Ashley Allen with friends Founder Sarita Ciallella and instructor Spas Paskalev
The Delray Beach Pineapple www.DelrayPineapple.com 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 (Drew Tucker & Ryan Boylston) 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 SOLITA ITALIAN RESTAURANT A trend setting Italian dining venue known for gracefully blending a laidback lounge atmosphere with chic dcor and a club-esque bar scene. Drew: Please tell me were going to eat here? Ryan: By now I think weve learned that a great happy hour is nothing without great food. So yes well be eating. Drew: No need to see a menu; bring on the meatballs. Ryan: Whoa, whoa. Clearly you dont go to Solita without ordering the meatballs, but lets at least expand our knowledge and taste buds a little bit. How about an Eggplant Stack and Bruchetta? Drew: And meatballs. Ryan: And meatballs. While we wait, lets enjoy the half priced cocktails and very lively crowd, mostly young professionals looking to get (slightly) off The Ave. Drew: Aside from the meatballs, that might be my favorite part about Solita, its location. Nicely tucked away in Pineapple Grove and yet just a few steps off Atlantic Ave, Solita has three distinct dining areas, the lounge, the bar and the restaurant. Ryan: Two distinct atmospheres is about standard these days. Three is totally overachieving. Drew: Speaking of overachieving this Eggplant Stack has just set a new bar for bar food. See what I did there? Ryan: Yes, very clever. But seriously, Solita kills it with fried eggplant, fresh mozzarella, and a thick slice of tomato piled three stories high. Then they pour over the red sauce like a big stack of Italian pancakes. Drew: Italian pancakes. mmmmmmm. DINNER FOR UNDER $20 SPOT COFFEE Known for its delicious coffee and outgoing staff, Spot Coffee is one of the few counter service restaurants downtown thats open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu features wraps, sandwiches and pizzas all day long. Ryan: Kind of strange to be here at night, no? Drew: I agree. Between the two of us we easily visit Spot Coffee a dozen times a week, generally during the morning rush for java or for lunch. Ryan: Well, it is the place to meet in Delray and they do have the best coffee. Drew: Best coffee, best staff and best dinner wafes. Ryan: Okay, so youre going from Italian Pancakes to dinner wafes? Drew: Sure. Why not? The great thing about Spot is that their entire menu is always available. Ryan: Well, Ill be splitting a few pizzas with our participating readers tonight. Little known fact Spot Coffee has one of the best pies in Delray. Drew: I hear you, but where else can you have breakfast for dinner downtown? Its too tempting to pass up. Ryan: Especially for under $20 including drink, tax and tip. LIVE MUSIC JOHNNIE BROWNS This famous railroad side bar is known for its live music and covered outdoor dining. You cant miss the sound of this place on Friday and Saturday night. Drew: I love the classic rock, old school bar feel of this spot and the live concerts playing on the TV. Im in the mood for live music the second I walk in the door. Ryan: Is that Rush in concert on four LCD televisions? Im in heaven. They should cancel the band, turn up the sound and call it a night. Lets go all YYZ on this place. Drew: No, man, no. Even the greatest live concert screened via Netix doesnt compare to catching a real live bar band. There is no replacing live. Ryan: Okay, okay. So who do we have tonight, Tom Sawyer? Drew: Tonights band is Steel Pulse, a cover band that likes to get the crowd involved with their multigenerational playlist. The two lead singers go back and fourth while riling up the audience enough to get them to grab the wireless microphone and sing along. Ryan: Sounds like they have the Spirit of Radio. Drew: Are you only going to chime in with Rush references? Ryan: Hey, Im just a Working Man buddy. Drew: Very funny. Ryan: Just keeping things real or as some say Closer to the Heart. Drew: Now youre reaching. Ryan: Ill stop if you tell our readers how Johnnie Browns got its name. Drew: Anything to stop the Rush references. Oddly enough, Johnnie Brown was the name of Addison Mizners, of Boca Raton fame, pet monkey. Supposedly he loved great food and live music. Johnnie was, like, one of the locals. He even ran for mayor in the 20s, if you can believe that? Ryan: Hey, even monkeys deserve Free Will man. Drew: You just had to get one more in there, huh? LATE NIGHT SPOT HYATT PLACE The new, beautiful, chic and urban hotel in Delray Beach, The Hyatt Place features over 130 rooms, a rooftop pool, a full bar and even delicious Starbucks coffee, 24/7. Drew: An unexpected addition, but one I 100% approve of. Ryan: You know, when we walked past it the rst time, I thought we should have gone in. Im not about to pass by it again. Drew: It feels like we have our own bar. Our group of about 15 just stumbled into one of Delrays newest (and soon to be exposed, Im sure) secrets The Hyatt Bar. Ryan: Im not normally big on hanging at hotel bars, but this place is great. We have a stellar bartender, the remote to the television, plenty of seats for our guests and access to a pool. Drew: Wait, scratch that last part. Ryan: Okay, I lied, no pool access. But plenty of people to play our new bar table game, License Trivia. Tell the people at home how it works Drew. Drew: Well Ryan, rst you borrow a strangers license. Then everyone that wants to play throws a dollar on the bar. The host then asks questions pertaining to the chosen license. For example: This licensed driver lives on a street named after a fruit. What fruit is it? First one with the right answer gets a dollar from the pot. When the money is gone, the license goes back to its owner and a new game begins. Ryan: Im calling it now. This is the next Quarters. The classic bar game has sat idle for long enough. Replaced by electronic games like Spot the Difference and Key West imports like Bimini Ring bar table games have come and gone. Drew: License Trivia, an instant classic just like the Hyatt Place. Wave. Walk. Sleep. Want us to consider your favorite local hangout? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. presented by Nasser-Ali, a talented musician, loses the will to live after his wife breaks his beloved violin during an argument. He searches for a replacement, and finding none that sounds quite none that sounds quite the same, he vows to die. Eight days later, he does. This is the story of his last week of life, where we see flashbacks and flash forwards of his previous life and his children's life and his children's futures. We also see appearances of a nude Sophia Loren as well as the angel of death, Azarel. As we see his life, we realize exactly why he chose to end it and the chose to end it and the profundity of this choice.
www.DelrayPineapple.com The Delray Beach Pineapple CALENDAR OF EVENTS SEPTEMBER 2012 CLOSED Sundays through Labor Day CLOSED Monday, September 3rd Labor Day Saturday, September 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 @ 10:00 am The Writers Studio: Every Saturday morning Contact Howard Gleichenhaus 561-638-7251 Wednesday, September 5, 12, 19 & 26 @ 11:30 am Socrates Caf Weekly discussion group presented by Claire Drattell, Don Clare and/or rotating facilitators Thursday, September 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 1:00 4:30 pm Empowerment Zone presented by Reference Librarian Brian Smith Monday, September 10 & 24 @ 10:00 am Craft Series Quilting Bee presented by Catherine Marshall & Karen Pugh Monday, September 10, 17 & 24 from 1:00 4:30 pm Empowerment Zone presented by Reference Librarian Brian Smith Monday, September 10 @ 2:00 pm Authors Series Arise, O Phoenix presented by author Lisa Drucker Monday, September 10, 17 & 24 @ 5:15 pm Got Gaming? presented by Young Adult Librarian Loanis Menendez-Cuesta Tuesday, September 11 @ 2:00 pm Healthy Living Series TBA presented by Delray Medical Center Tuesday, September 11 @ 6:00 pm Evening Book Group Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa presented by rotating book group leaders Thursday, September 13 & 27 @ 10:30 am Craft Series Knit N Purl presented by rotating facilitators Saturday, September 22 @ 2:003:30 pm International Peace Day presented by Pablo del Real Monday, September 24 @ 1:00 pm Afternoon Book Group The Maid: A Novel of Joan of Arc by Kimberly Cutter presented by Librarian Kathleen Hensman ART EXHIBITS July 28 October 5, 2012 Acrylics by Ada Spircoff Key West Style Watercolors by Pat Kaufman FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS ***Registration Required call 561-266-0196*** September 4 Beginning Computers @ 11:00 a.m. September 4 Internet @ 2:00 p.m. September 5 E-mail @ 2:00 p.m. September 10 Beginning Computers @ 11:00 a.m. September 11 Word @ 2:00 p.m. September 12 Excel @ 2:00 p.m. September 17 Internet @ 11:00 a.m. September 18 Excel @ 2:00 p.m. September 19 Facebook @ 2:00 p.m. September 24 E-mail @ 11:00 a.m. September 25 Facebook @ 2:00 p.m. September 26 Word @ 2:00 p.m. Sign up @ Reference Desk Classes meet in 2nd oor Technology Center SEPTEMBER 1 30 Flavor Palm Beach Restaurant Month Enjoy a three course meal for a special price at these participating Delray Beach restaurants during the month of September: City Oyster, The Ofce, Maxs Harvest, Patio Delray, Sundy House and Vic & Angelos. $20 lunch menu or $30-$35 dinner menu (excluding beverage, tax, gratuity). For more information see www.avorpb.com Olivia de la Garza: Songs of Love and Lust An intimate evening of moving arias and jazz solos accompanied by strings and piano. 8pm at The Arts Garage. 180 NE 1st Street. www.artsgarage. com or call 561-450-6357. Tickets are $15-$25 in advance; $5 more at the door. Live music at Kevros Art Bar on Saturday nights 9pm Desperate Measures Band on the 1st, Blues Dragon Band on the 15th and the Fabulous Fleetwoods on the 29th. Kevros Art Bar. 166 SE 2nd Avenue. www.kevroart.com LABOR DAY Studio Painting Lessons at Vincent Cacace Studio & Art Gallery Tuesday afternoons from 1pm 5pm. All levels welcomed. Cacace Studios located in Artists Alley in Delray Beach. Call 561-276-1177 or 561-523-5300 for info. Cacaceart.com for map and details. Ready For Love Bootcamp FREE Introductory session at 7pm Calling all single ladies who are tired of the dating scene. Did you know there is a difference between wanting love and being ready for love? Learn 5 steps to create the love you desire in this Free, Fun, Interactive workshop facilitated by TRUE LOVE ACADEMY. Yoga Fox,1405 N Federal Highway, Delray Call (305)528-0747 for more information. Delray Yacht Cruises Steel Drum CruiseTake in the sounds of the islands with the beautiful views of South Floridas Intracoastal Waterway! $18 per person, reservations strongly suggested. For more info visit www.delrayyachtcruises.com or call 561-243-0686. All cruises depart from 801 East Atlantic Avenue (Veterans Park). Complimentary wine tasting with real glasses! 5:30pm 7:30pm. Old Vines, Wine & Spirits 900 E. Atlantic Ave., Ste #3, 561-276-2076. www.oldvinesdelraybeach.com Divas in Art Fairy tale night with our favorite female illusionists. 7:30pm at The Arts Garage. 180 NE 1st Street. www.artsgarage. com or call 561-450-6357. Social Networking for Writers (and Others) 10am Noon Have you hesitated to get started on Facebook or Twitter because you dont know what to do? Join this class to learn more about Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and other sites where you can connect with friends and readers. $25 per person. Instructor: Nancy J. Cohen Florida Authors Academy at Murder on the Beach Bookstore. 279 NE 2nd Ave. 561-279-7790 www.Flauthorsacademy.com Monthly Art Opening & Exhibit by Heather Coull & Emily Webster 4:00pm to close. Kevros Art Bar. 166 SE 2nd Avenue. www.kevroart.com Jazz Project: Bobby Ramirez One of the best utists and saxophonists from Cuba, a new and fresh sound in Latin Jazz fusion. 8pm at Arts Garage. 180 NE 1st Street. www.artsgarage.com or call 561450-6357. Tickets are $20-$30 in advance; $5 more at the door. Authors Series Arise O Phoenix presented by author Lisa Drucker. 2pm. An unforgettable novel about the events of September 11th, 2001. www.delraylibrary.org 561-266-0196. Booksigning Author Randy Wayne White will speak and sign Gone Murder on the Beach Bookstore. 7pm. 279 NE 2nd Ave. 561-2797790 www.murderonthebeach.com The Boca Raton Museum of Art -Artists Guild exhibition and reception with complimentary refreshments and admission. View ne art from its signature members. 6pm 8pm. 512 E. Atlantic Ave www.bocaguild.com 561-278-7877 Exhibition dates: September 9 October 13. Thursday Night Family Night with Delray Yacht CruisesCome aboard and enjoy pizza, soda and ice cream for dessert! $24 for adults (12 & up), $19 for children (2-12 years old), reservations strongly suggested. www.delrayyachtcruises.com. 561-243-0686. All cruises depart from 801 East Atlantic Avenue (Veterans Park). Sushi & Stroll Summer Walk Series5:30-7:30pm, $7 adults, $5 children, $2 for optional taiko drumming performance. Stroll the gardens at your own pace and try something delicious form the Cornell Caf. Morikami Museum, 4000 Morikami Park Road. Visit www.morikami.org or call 561-495-0233. Special Event: Rachel Andes | CD Release Party 7:30pm. Indie singer performs songs from her sophomore self-titled EP, featuring Eric Biddines. 8pm at The Arts Garage. 180 NE 1st Street. www.artsgarage.com or call 561-450-6357. Revision and Self-Editing: Because Nobody is Perfect All the Time 10am Noon. If you have mood swings between believing your work is awless and being convinced that it is unadulterated trash, then you are not alone. Learn strategies for spotting your own strengths and weaknesses, then using them to polish your prose to a glossy sheen that will make an editor smile. $25 per person Instructor: Mary Anna Evans Florida Authors Academy at Murder on the Beach Bookstore. 279 NE 2nd Ave. 561-279-7790 www.Flauthorsacademy.com Jazz Project: Paulette Dozier Bewitching, sultry jazz alto features an eclectic mix of tunes that will please audiences and experts alike. 8pm at Arts Garage. 180 NE 1st Street. www.artsgarage.com or call 561-450-6357. Tickets $20-$30 in advance, $5 more at the door. International Talk Like a Pirate Day Pirate exhibit special, Cornell Museum; Pirate Happy AARRR, place TBA visit www.DelrayBeachCenterForTheArts.org for details on both or call 561.243.7922. Open Studios and Galleries at Artists Alley 6pm 9pm. Every third Thursday in Pineapple Grove in Artists Alley (near NE 3rd Avenue and NE 3rd street and the Railroad tracks). Exciting new warehouse area featuring painting, pottery, sculpture and working studios. See Peace and Pursue It 2pm 3:30pm A program in honor of International Peace Day at the Delray Beach Library. A multimedia presentation by Pablo del Real, of Auroras Voice, a nonprot devoted to continuing the work of Ghandi and King. 100 W. Atlantic Avenue. 561-266-9490 or visit www.delraylibrary.org The Chambers 22nd Luminary Gala 7pm-11pm The Delray Beach Marriott Tickets $150. 561-279-0907 or www.delraybeach.com Annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. Jazz Project: Sammy Figueroa [Percussionist] Sammy Figueroa is truly jazz greatness. Miami New Times. 8pm at Arts Garage. 180 NE 1st Street. www.artsgarage.com or call 561-450-6357. Tickets $20-$30 in advance, $5 more at the door. Extreme Volleyball Professionals National Championships 8am 7pm. Delray Beach Pro Am tournament on the beach volleyball courts near the Seagate Beach Club. www.downtowndelraybeach.com or www.evptour.com 561-279-1380 x17 Booksigning Author Stuart Woods will speak and sign Severe Clear Murder on the Beach Bookstore. 7pm. 279 NE 2nd Ave. 561-279-7790 www.murderonthebeach.com Auditions for Teen Model Fashion Show (ages 13-17)3pm at the Teen Center, 505 SE 5th. Free. Contact: Rohan Sutherland, 243-7158. Showcase of fall & winter fashions of local designers. Fashion Show Date is Saturday, October 27, 2012 Jazz Project: Alice Day In Florida, she is affectionately called The First Lady of Jazz the lady sings, the lady swings! 180 NE 1st Street. www.artsgarage.com or call 561-450-6357. Tickets $20-$30 in advance, $5 more at the door. Please Send Your Calendar Listings To: Calendar@delraypineapple.com EXHIBITS Shark Month Through September 30th. Shark feedings at 10:30am Tues. Sat. 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. For more info call 561-274-7263 or visit www.sandowayhouse.org. 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. For more info visit www.morikami.org or call 561-495-0233. Ahoy Maitz! Pirates & Treasures!Through October 28 Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture, Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave Tues.-Sat.,10:30-4:30 p.m.; Sun., 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. For more info call 561-243-7922 or visit www.oldschool.org. Delray Beach Public Library Art Exhibit: Acrylics by Ada Spircoff and Watercolors by Pat KaufmanJuly 28October 5. Come to the Delray Beach Public Library and view the beautiful Key West inspired paintings using two different mediums by two extremely talented women. Visit www.delraylibrary.org or call 561-266-9490. events calendar Delray Yacht Cruises ~ 2012 Summer Specials! 2-Hour Narrated Sightseeing Tours Tuesday-Sunday at 1:30pm $16 Adults/$14 Seniors & Children Discount Offer valid thru September 30, 2012 Cool Off this Summer with Delray Yacht Cruises at Night! Summer 2012 Cruises will take place from thru September 30, 2012. All evening cruises listed below will begin boarding at 6:30pm and will cruise from 7:00-9:00pm. Thursday Night is Family Night! Come aboard our yacht and enjoy Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza, Fountain Sodas and an Ice Cream Cone for Dessert! $24 Adults (12 & up), $19 Children (2-12 years old). Cruise Dates: September 13 & 27. Steel Drum Cruises Join us as you take in the Sounds of the Islands with the beautiful views of South Floridas Intracoastal Waterway! Cruise Dates: September 6 & 20. $18 per person. Reservations Strongly Suggested. Friday Night Dinner Cruise Little Italy At Sea Buffet Dinner Cruise to Include: Caesar Salad, Chicken Piccata, Meatballs Marinara, Penne Alfredo, Dinner Rolls & Butter. Chefs Choice of Dessert, Coffee & Tea. $45 per person. Reservations Required. Saturday Night Sunset Cruise End your day or kick off your night on our 2-hour Sunset Cruise! Take in a beautiful Sunset as you have a cocktail from our full cash bar or enjoy a bite to eat from our Casual Dining Menu. $23 Adults/$20 Seniors & Children. Reservations Recommended. Call us at 561-243-0686 to reserve your space! www.delrayyachtcruises.com SAVE THE DATE! September 19th INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY Come to the Cornell Museum between noon and 2 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 19th and give us your best AARRRGH pirate talk! Well give you FREE admission to AHOY MAITZ! Pirates & Treasures. Coming Soon! Details on a Pirate Happy AARRR (hour) library calendar ARTISTS ALLEYOPEN STUDIOS & GALLERIES All artists will be available to discuss their works. Painting...Pottery...Sculpture...Works of ArtARTISTS ALLEY runs north and south between NE 3rd and 4th Streets, east of 3rd Avenue and west of the RR tracks in the Pineapple Grove Arts District in downtown Delray Beach. FOR MORE INFO Call Vincent Cacace 561-276-1177 or 561-523-5300
The Delray Beach Pineapple www.DelrayPineapple.com It was the hottest summer on record.but we are not talking about the weather! Arts Garage sizzled with an amazing lineup of sold out shows, proving that we love our culture all year round! Now that the social season will soon be in full swing, we got a sneak peak at the entire 2012-2013 Arts Garage calendar and we suggest you start getting your tickets fast! We are so excited about the performances we have scheduled for this season, said Alyona Ushe, Executive Director of Arts Garage. We are featuring shows you will never forget with a dynamic mix of musical icons, legends in the making, and thoughtprovoking theatre. We are very proud of the caliber of talent that Arts Garage consistently showcases week after week and we look forward to having more of the South Florida audience experience what this venue is all about. Below is a brief overview of some the outstanding highlights of the season from Jazz Project, Garage Blues and Theatre. Tickets and subscriptions are available online at www. artsgarage.org or by calling 561-450-6357. Prices listed are in advance, $5 more at the door. JAZZ PROJECT: Orquesta Aragn Thu, 10/18, 7:30 pm Fri, 10/19, 7:30 pm $25-$35 Arts Garage is thrilled to announce this special presentation of one of Cubas most iconic groups. Formed in Cuba in 1939, this legendary ensemble quickly established itself as a true institution of Cuban music, and has evolved over the years to incorporate new instruments and musical innovations. They are credited with inspiring the New York mambo movement in the 1950s, and are hailed as the purest form music from Cuba. This 15-person ensemble combines violins, piano, ute, percussion and vocals to deliver one of the best live shows on the planet. Fri, 10/26, 7:30pm Tickets $25-$35 Trumpet virtuoso Melton Mustafa returns to Arts Garage in celebration of his new album, wowing audiences with melodious riffs and catchy rhythms. Mustafa is one of the greatest living modern trumpeters, and he helped dene what would become the Miami jazz sound. Dont miss this special opportunity to see this jazz legend up close and personal in the intimate setting of Arts Garage. Sat, 12/29, 8pm Tickets $25-$35 Dr. Lonnie Smith is a true musical genius. He has won a plethora of critics polls as the worlds premier organist/keyboardist, and he was recently inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, as well as the Jazz Organ Fellowships Hall of Fame. He was named the Organ Keyboardist of the Year in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, and 2009 by the Jazz Journalist Association. Celebrating the release of his new album The Healer, Dr. Smith brings his distinct sound to Arts Garage. Witness this organ virtuoso as he presents a program full of original compositions along with classic favorites. Sat, 1/26, 8pm Tickets $25-$35 South Florida legend Randy Brecker is one of the most versatile trumpeters in the industry. Perhaps most well known as part of the popular duo The Brecker Brothers, Randy has also recorded and toured with dozens of music legends like Jaco Pastorius, Blue Oyster Cult, and Bruce Springsteen. He has been nominated for seven Grammy awards and remains one of the most sought-after trumpeters in the industry. GARAGE BLUES SERIES: Fri, 11/15, 7:30pm Sat, 11/16, 8pm Tickets: $25-$35 Local piano legend Bob Wilder hosts this special 2-day event showcasing the foremost blues talent in the nation. This smorgasbord of blues pianists exhibits both New Orleansstyle and Chicago-style blues as artists take the stage in varied individual performances that highlight the best of the blues. Sat, 1/19, 8pm Tickets $25-$35 Blues guitarist Bob Margolin is the last living member of Muddy Waters. Join us as he carries on the Chicago blues tradition playing blues classics and original tunes. Nicknamed Steady Rollin for his mellow tunes and rolling melodies, Margolin brings a classy elegance to blues and redenes old blues standards. SPECIAL EVENT: Fri, 11/30, 7:30pm Sat, 12/1, 8pm Tickets TBA The gay mens chorus of the Palm Beaches returns to the Arts Garage stage by popular demand for a program of traditional and contemporary holiday favorites. The beautiful harmonies explored by this group of expert musicians have kept audiences ocking to their performances since 2003. Come support the beautiful music created by some of the best male vocalists in the county. THEATRE AT ARTS GARAGE 12/7 12/22, 2012 Exit, Pursued by a Bear Tickets $30 $40 In this outrageous revenge comedy, an abusing husband becomes the victim of a wife who devises a most unorthodox method of revenge. In a cabin in the North Georgia Mountains, the ever-sweet Nan nally ips the story on her abusive husband, Kyle, taking back her life. With the help of her colorful friends, her idolization of Jimmy Carter, and one violent Shakespearean stage direction, this play aint over till the bears are in pursuit. A contemporary Southern revenge comedy that disarms stereotypes of abuse with wild humor, Exit, Pursued by a Bear is part I Love Lucy, part Jacobean revenge tragedy, and part feminist power ballad. 1/25 2/13, 2013 Tickets $30 $40 The renovation of an old Gloucester, Mass. harbor house is the setting for noted playwright Israel Horovitz dark comedy of sex, murder, and mayhem. As two painters apply the specic blue selected by the lady of the house, old connections are revealed and mounting sexual tensions explode when her husband returns home and uncovers the scandals that have erupted in his absence. Accompanied by original music by Adam Horowitz (of the Beastie Boys), this comedic drama exposes the human spirit in this tale of class, deceit and romance. Arts Garage: A Season of Excitement! Art Works 4 Food to bring healthy foods to the hungry and homeless children in Delray and PB County DELRAY BEACH, FL Successful Delray Beach real estate developer, entrepreneur, and major pop culture and art collector, Anthony V. Pugliese, lll, who also has been credited with initiating the redevelopment of Delrays trendy artist area Pineapple Grove in 2001 has now turned his focus on the growing number of homeless and hungry children Palm Beach County and their need for healthy food. Mr. Pugliese founded Art Works 4 Food, a non-profit whose mission is to raise awareness and funds to assist these Food Insecure children to have access to fresh and nutritious foods that will assist to reduce obesity, school dropouts, health, behavioral issues. The plight of hunger is worldwide but to think that right here in Palm Beach County, one of the most afuent counties in the country we have over 55% of children on free or reduced lunch program, along with an astonishing 83% increase in school age homelessness since 2007 and a 66% growth of poverty rates in Palm Beach School districts since 2010 is something we cannot sit by and watch, commented Mr. Pugliese. These at risk children have very limited or no access to fresh, nutritious foods; we see the direct correlation of increased medical, mental illness along with higher school drop outs, behavior problems in conjunction with poor diets and poverty. These children need healthy nutritious and fresh foods not just the inexpensive, highly processed foods lled with sugar and fats which unfortunately is what they have access to. Art Works 4 Food will raise funds and awareness through Art as a communication platform, art auctions of children, amateur and professional artworks to assist the many other Palm Beach County non-prots serving these hungry and homeless children. Art Works 4 Food launched The Summer Fresh Fruit Program in JuneAugust 2012 in conjunction with fresh produce sponsor, produce peddler Green Market at the Carnival Flea Market which provided over 3000 pieces of fresh fruit to CROS Ministries, St. Pauls Summer Camp program and the Milagro Center in Delray Beach. Art Works 4 Food is seeking volunteers and donors to assist in extending the summer program to serve other after school programs in the Fall and amateur and professional artists for the Art Works 4 Food Auction fund raising series which will begin in October. Art Works 4 Food website: www. Artworks4food.org (left to right) Shawn Murray, Produce Peddler Green Market, Produce Sponsor of Art Works 4 Food, Lana Pugliese, Community Relations, Art Works 4 Food, Anthony V. Pugliese, lll CEO of the Pugliese Company and Founder of Arts Works 4 Food, Reverend Kathleen Gannon of St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Denise Copeland, Assistant Director of Pauls Place After School & Summer Camp Program
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