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Local photographers volunteer time, skills to snap free portraits of veterans Nonprot Honor Portraits aims to provide free portraits to veteransBy: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Professional photographers and friends Jerry Whitty and Flora Zolin are on a mission: to take the photographs of as many veterans as they can find locally and fast. They have been snapping free por traits of WWII, Korea, Vietnam and other war veterans since 2016 through their nonprofit Honor Portraits. And some of their photos will be on display this month at Delray Beachs Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square. From May 4-May 27, visit American Pie Art to Honor, a multi-media Americana-themed art exhibit. The opening of the exhibit will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on May 4. It will feature about a dozen Honor Portraits and American-themed art for sale. Some proceeds from any sales will be donated to Honor Portraits. Whitty said the group has captured the portraits of Newly elected Delray commission to serve as CRA board By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Commissioner Shirley Johnson led the charge in keeping the citys Community Redevelopment Agency board independent from the city commission last year. is year, her position changed and last month she asked the newly elected commission to support her request to take over control of the board. In a 4-1 vote, commissioners agreed to remove the existing seven members from the board, which is charged with eliminating slum and blight from parts of the city, and place themselves as the board members. at means that more than 75 programs and multi-million dollar budget of the agency will be under the pur view of the commission. Commissioner Johnson said she spent the last year watching the board and was displeased on the lack of movement in developing the West Atlantic Avenue corridor, also known as e Set. I watched and I listened and I learned something was amiss, she said. e land is ripe for picking and there has been no demonstrable movement in four years. She cited the repeated failure to redevelop three blocks of land on West Atlantic Avenue and the failed negotiations to bring Publix to that area as some of the reasons she changed her mind. It was probably one of the worst decisions, I could make leading the charge, she said of her previous support of the independent board. It was a mistake. Now is the time to hit the reset button. Commissioner Ryan Boylston cast the sole dissenting vote on the take over. He said he wanted to discuss the topic and get a few meetings under the new commissions belt before making a major decision. It was the commissions rst regular meeting. [CONT. PG 2] [CONT. PG 2] Professional photographers and friends Jerry Whitty and Flora Zolin will showcase photographs from their nonprot Honor Portraits at the Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square this month. Sta photo. Beer Fest returns to OSS (8) Keep your skin safe (18) Breathe deep at Salt Suite (29) Keyes to combine with IPRE (39)DELRAYNEWSPAPER.COM MAY | 2018


2 [FROM PG 1]Local photographers volunteer time, skills to snap free portraits of veterans about 260 veterans so far. And they are looking for more. With WWII vets dying at hundreds per day, we are rushing to find them, Zolin said. I pick people up in the street, in grocery stores, in restaurants, if they are wearing a veterans cap I stop them. Honor Portraits was created by Whitty. The photographer said he was looking for a way to get his spark back when it came to taking pictures. I got bored with my photography, he said. I needed to do something more. He wanted to put his skills toward a cause that made a difference. He decided donating portraits to veterans was the purpose and he asked his friend Zolin if she wanted to help. It wasnt even a thought or a question, she said. I said, Absolutely, What a wonderful thing to do. So, the two set out across Palm Beach County looking for veterans to take photos of. They have reached out to veterans groups, retirement communities and used social media to find their subjects. Their goal is to provide veterans with a free photo as a way to say thanks for their services. Very few fit into their uniforms, but several have shimmied into bomber jackets, grabbed their medals or found a veterans hat for their close ups. Others bring a momento, one brought a piece of plane he was in with a bullet hole. Some share their experiences freely, others finally feel comfortable opening up about their service decades later and some just sit quietly for the shoot unable to discuss experiences they endured. Whittys father was a WWII veteran and he said his dad never spoke about his service. A kamikaze hit his ship, he said. He survived, but he never spoke about it. He left a book with photos and articles in it. While taking the photos, Whitty and Zolin have heard all types of stories. One veteran described digging a hole in the sand to hide on Omaha Beach while being shot at by the enemy. Another shared how he was spared after his plane was shot down and his parachute became stuck on a church steeple in Germany. When a trap door opened, he was asked if he spoke Ger man. Not knowing what to answer, he said no and his life was spared. A WWII veteran shared during his photo shoot that he was at the liber ation of a concentration camp. His wife, who was sitting next to him, had no idea. They witnessed a ceremony where several WWWII veterans were honored with the Legion of Honour decades after their service ended. These veterans give me goosebumps and put tears in my eyes, Zolin said. They are so appreciative. Currently, Honor Portraits stages the photo shoots with lighting and back drops and provides the veteran with digital photos. Ultimately, they would like to raise money to be able to provide a framed photo to the veterans. The nonprofit funnels all donations directly to the cost of taking the photos. None of the photographers or volunteers are paid. It all goes to honor the veterans and they deserve it, Whitty said. For more information about Honor Portraits, visit http://www.honor or like the nonprofit on Facebook at Honor Portraits. To donate to the group, visit https://www. e fact that the topic was on the rst agenda of the new commission was alarming to some residents. Others said the time has come for elected leaders to take control over the agencys decisions. Talks of the take over have been thrown around for the past several years. It was a major topic during the 2017 election cycle. In a narrow 3-2 vote, the previous commission kept the board independent. is year, no candidates pitched platforms regarding disbanding the board. Commissioner Adam Frankel said he wants to keep the board independent, but supported the take over as long as it is temporary. Mayor Shelly Petrolia who supported the take over last year, agreed. is has been o track for a while, she said. Lets get it back on the right track and then reconstitute it. Commissioner Frankel brought up a concern he had with a specic CRA board member, who shared anti-Semitic posts on their Facebook page. Without identifying the member, Frankel who is Jewish, called the posts he saw oensive. e posts were made by Reggie Cox. ey were re-posts of memes and videos. ats a big deal to me, Frankel said. I believe people have First Amendment rights. ey can post whatever they want. ey can say whatever they want. However, when they represent a city board, it takes it to a dierent level. City sta estimate commissioners will likely have to ll the agency board seats for about a year before they can reconstitute the board. e agencys April meetings were canceled while city sta gure out logistics of the new board. e commission will likely meet as the agency board for the rst time this month. Newly elected Delray commission to serve as CRA board [FROM PG 1] Nonprot Honor Portraits provides free photos to veterans. Sta photo.


3 Ball Boy at 2018 Delray Open receives tennis scholarship from Palm Beach resident, Brown University alumni By: David DiPino Contributing Writer Jameson Jamie Corsillo, a youth tennis player and volunteer ballboy who recently participated in the 2018Delray BeachOpen has received a tennis scholarship from Palm Beach resident Amin Koury, a Brown University alumni. Koury, a managing partner at KAD Companies, a single family oce and private investment company, learned that Corsillo was not only an aspiring professional tennis player, a freshman honor roll student and National Junior Beta Club member at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale. I admire his academic and athletic excellence. Jamie has a unique combination of skill, talent, and toughness. With the right support, I think he can do some really great things in life, on and o the tennis court. I wish him and his family the best of luck. Koury said. Koury is a former college tennis player and Brown University alumni. Corsillo was ranked No. 2 in the nation in the USTA Boys 14 & Under division in both 2016 and 2017. He competes in tournaments throughout the country and still nds time to volunteer as aballboy. With the support of tennis coach Steve Longley and mentorship of Je Bingo, general manager ofDelrayBeach Tennis Center, Corsillo aspires to transition into the ITF-International Tennis Federation Tournaments and compete throughout the world. Corsillos schedule consists of balancing school and training for competitions. Jamie is unique because he maintains a traditional eight hour daily school schedule. Most players on his level are homeschooled which allows more exibility for conditioning, training and competing. Longley said. Cursillos mother supports her sons dream of playing tennis. It is challenging to keep up with Jamies rigor ous academic, tennis and travel schedule and keep him a balanced teenager. I desire to support my sons dream of becoming a professional tennis player while still prioritizing his academic commitments. Meredith Cursillo said. Introduced to hitting tennisballsat the age of ve years old, Jamie enjoys the mental challenge of the one-on-one competition. I am very grateful to Mr. Koury for his generous tennis scholarship which will help pay for upcoming training and competitions, Cursillo said. On March 19, Jamie volunteered asballboy at the MiamiOpen. He then traveled to Indian Wells, CA, to play in the 16s youth-tennis competition at the Easter Bowl, a USTA National Level 1 event, where in 2012 he won the Boys 12-Under Silver Ball in Singles and Doubles competitions, in 2017 was the Bronze Ball Winner in Doubles at the event. Aer Easter Bowl, he heads to Carson, CA, to compete in the International Spring Championships. Corsillo is currently a Top-5 College Recruit Class of 2021, Blue Chip for past ve years with a 12 UTR according to Corsillos youth tennis career has included playing tennis games with Mats Wilander, the worlds No. 1 tennis player from 1982 to 1988, and member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, at 7-years-old was the youngest boy to win a scholarship to the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in New York City and had the honor of being hand-picked by tennis legend John McEnroe himself. In 2011, Corsill was featured in Sports Illustrated Kids, in 2012 won the Little Mo International Tennis Championships in Flushing, NY, in 2014 was the State of Floridas No. 1 player for 12-Under Boys, was ranked nationally as the No. 3 player, 12-Under Boys, and won the Silver Ball USTA at the Winter Nationals in Arizona. Corsillo continued his climb close to home in 2015 as the Winner of the Longines Future Aces and represented the U.S. in Paris at Rolland Garros, the famed orange clay court at the French Open major tennis tournament. In 2016, Corsillo was ranked No. 1 in Florida and No. 2 nationally in the Boys 14-Under class as a 13-year-old and was the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National hard Courts Silver Ball Singles Winner and USTA Level 2 national Winner at the Delray Tennis Center. Jamie Corsillo and Amin C Khoury at Delray Tennis Center. Submitted photo. G I V E A W A Y 561.243.1077 M O T H E R S D A YP R I Z E P A C K A G E


4 Village Academy Head Start students receive STEAM Lab thanks to partnership with PNC BankStaff report Before many of the early education students at Village Academy can understand what an architect or soware developer actually does, they will be learning hands-on what the basics entail. e opportunity to explore a physics playground or the marine sciences is thanks to a recent grant from PNC Bank to add a STEAM Lab. Kids were welcomed to the $60,000 lab in one of the portables on campus by Sesame Street star Cookie Monster last month. Aer hugs, high ves and a few photos with the blue, furry character, they got to work or play on a water table, with building blocks and at an electrical engineering corner. e opening of the lab was part of a culmination of a two-year grant funded by the PNC Foundations Grow Up Great Initiative to enhance preschool education. e $60,000 lab, created out of a partner ship with PNC, Palm Beach State Colleges Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, the Young At Art Museum and the school districts of Broward and Palm Beach County to bring STEAM to preschools, will serve as a childrens museum within the school. I am a very proud principal, Village Academy Principal LaToya Dixon said. We are preparing our students to go out and experience education. Its a wonder ful opportunity. PNC began its Grow Up Great initiative in 2004. It is a $350 million commitment to early education. In addition to the labs debut, PNC named teacher Carmen Vazquez its Teacher Hero. She was recognized with additional funding that she can use in her classroom. She has worked at Village Academy for six years and as a teacher for 11 years. I am so honored, she said. Its important for them to have this moment and explore and have these opportunities. eir faces just light up. She teaches 3-year-olds and has been involved in the PNC initiative for the past two years. e program included paid Saturday trainings for teachers, STEAM fair days where Palm Beach State College brought activities and experiments to the students and take home family fun packs for use at home. Its been a huge project for the kids, she said. It covers everything we are doing in the classroom. Village Academy students play on a water table that is in their new STEAM Lab that was donated from PNC Bank. Sta photo. Village Academy head start students listen to a story about a turtle. ey received a take home copy of the book to read at home. Sta photo. A Village Academy student teams up with PNC VP Cressman Bronson to work on physics. Sta photo. Village Academy students were greeted by Cookie Monster in their new STEAM Lab last month. Sta photo.


5 things you need to know this May in Delray Beach 1 Volunteer to help restore the Lake Ida parcel on May 5. e Institute for Regional Conservation needs help removing invasive plant species, adding native plants to support native wildlife, and picking up trash and debris throughout the site. You must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Contact Cara Abbott at or 305-247-6547 to sign up. 2 Spend $200 while shopping downtown Delray between May 1-12 and receive a Phalaenopisis Orchid Plant. Save your receipts from fashion boutiques, specialty stores, gi shops, art galler ies, spas, salons and tness studios. Pick up your orchid from May 9-12 at either Hands Stationers or Petite Connection. Restaurant receipts are not valid. Orchid pick up times can be found at downtown 3 e Police Awards Dinner will take place on May 11 at the Delray Beach Marriott. e Delray Citizens for Delray Police will recognize ocer and department employees for their service. Awards for police ocer, supervisor, rookie and employee of the year will be handed out. e event includes dinner and entertainment. 4 Comedian Lucas Bohn is on tour and making a stop in Delray at Old School Squares Crest eatre on May 12. e one-man-show Lesson Plans to Late Night begins at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20. 5 Delrays mAe Gallery will present mixed-media prints of renowned artist Carmon Colangelo from May 4-27. Colangelo is the Dean of the Sam Fox School of Art and Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis. For these works, Colangelo combines digital and traditional processes to create large, colorful, mixed-media prints that explore various ideas about the human experience and the contemporary condition. e mAe will feature Colangelos works produced in conjunction with Flying Horse Editions a collaborative research studio for visual artists at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. e opening is from 6 to 9 p.m. on May 4. 5 Sandoway Discovery Center has a new edition, Sweetie Pie, the stingray. Sweetie Pie is a Cownose Ray. ey get their names from their forehead, which resembles the nose of a cow. Sweetie Pie was a gi from Heide OConnell. 7 Delray Beachs Old School Square Historic District has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. e citys Marina Historic District is also on the National Register. 8 Community Greening was awarded a $20,000 grant from TD Bank and the Arbor Day Foundation TD Green Streets, which supports innovative ur ban greening and tree-planting projects in lowto moderate-income areas. Community Greening plans to use the money to plant 100 trees in front of Spady Elementary school along Lake Ida Road. e City of Delray Beach was one of 10 cities selected for a grant this year. 9 e Frog Alley Caribbean Festival will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. on May 12. e free event will have entertainment on two stages including Caribbean Waves Steel Drum Band, the Milagro Center Steel Drum Group, a Junkanoo parade, Pan Paradise Reggae Band and a DJ. Free family activities include: Frog Alley Scavenger Hunt, Spady Museum Family Tree, cra activities, outdoor games and face painting. Visit local Caribbean vendors selling artwork, jewelry and Caribbean food. Live Painting by Ja Fleu.e event takes place on Atlantic Avenue and SW 5th Avenue. For more information, visit FrogAlley 10 e Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce is holding its Business Expo from 4 to 7 p.m. on May 15 at the Arts Garage. e event is free and open to the public to attend. Learn about the local business community. Slices Rotary Club of Delray Beach plants 70 trees Members of the Rotary Club of Delray Beach and Community Greening sta along with many volunteers gathered to plant 70 trees in Bexley Park located o Military Trail. is event was made possible by the money raised at the recent fundraising event celebrating the 70 years of service of e Rotary Club of Delray Beach. is was a great community collaboration, said Jessica Rosato, Rotary Membership and Board Member. By planting these trees, we are increasing the tree canopy percentage to help the environment. Palm Beach County Bar Association offers free seminar For Law Week, the Palm Beach County Bar Association is oering a free onehour informative session on the topic Unable to pay your mortgage or Association dues? e free seminar takes place on from 2 to 3 p.m. on May 3 at the Hagen Ranch Road Branch Library. e session will cover some of the major provisions of the Florida Residential Landlord-Tenant Act, the Fair Housing Act and laws impacting Homeowners Associations and Condominium Associations. Attendees will learn steps to take when a homeowner is unable to pay their mortgage or association dues. RSVP by calling 561-894-7500. Delray employee voted onto Florida Public Employer Labor Relations Association board Delray Beachs Assistant Director of Human Resources for the city of Delray Duane D Andrea, was recently nominated and voted onto the Florida Public Employer Labor Relations Association (FPELRA) board during their annual conference. FPELRA is the premier association that assist s and represents jurisdictions in all 67 counties in Florida required to engage in collective bargaining under Chapter 447, Florida Statutes, the Public Employees Relations Act. Previously, D Andrea was a Labor Relations Ocer for a Class I Railroad, CSX. He holds a M.A. in Public Policy, and a B.S. in Human Resource Management. In addition, Mr. DAndrea is a certied EEO Investigator, a certied Mediator, holds the Florida Certied Labor Relations Professional Certication as well as his Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Society of Human Resources Certied Professional ( SHRM-CP) designations and is a U.S. Navy Veteran. Delray Home Tour raises record amount e 17th annual Delray Beach Home Tour brought in a record amount of $130,109 for the Achievement Centers for Children & Families Foundation. More than 700 guests visited seven homes and a garden in the Palm Trail neighborhood. ey enjoyed a luncheon and silent auction. Mark Cassini, Community Greening; Judy Mollica, Rotary; Barbara Cooper, Rotary; Mikki Shidler, Rotary; Linda Hubbard, Rotary; Darrel Hunter, Rotary; Steve English, Rotary; Jessica Rosato, Rotary; Roger Caine, Rotary; Betsy Owen, Rotary; Matt Shipley, Community Greening. Submitted photo.


6 Frank White, Kaufman Lynn Constructions new president 1 Tell us a little bit about yourself and what it means to you to be named president of Kaufman Lynn Construction. I have been with Kaufman Lynn Construction (KL) for almost seven years and am fortunate to have witnessed the growth that has occurred in South Flor ida, our industry and especially here at KL. is area is special to me as a Miami native who grew up in a Cuban-American household. Aer graduating from the University of Florida, I returned to Miami to work at Beauchamp Construction. I started working at KL in 2011 when Mike Kaufman hired me to develop and lead KLs multi-family division and help direct the companys growth into new regions outside of southeast Florida. Im excited to see the company that Mike started nearly 30-years ago expand from southeast Florida to the Fort Myers-Naples area and now to North Carolina and Texas with two new oces. With KLs tremendous growth, Mike appointed me president to focus on the rms day-today operations so that he could focus on our company culture and, most impor tantly, our clients complete satisfaction. Being the rst president named by Mike Kaufman in this companys history is an honor. 2 Kaufman Lynn recently relocated its headquarters to Delray Beach. What projects in the local South Florida mar ket does Kaufman Lynn have in the pipeline? We are enjoying the Delray Beach area. We had outgrown our old oce space and decided to invest in property on the Congress Avenue Corridor to develop and build an inspiring oce. With about 150 associates, we liked the proximity to TriRail and I-95, and the easy commutes to Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale Inter national Airports, which keep our team connected to our projects in South Florida and our regional oces in other states. We have many projects in the pipeline, including: Alo Hotel in Delray Beach is project, which will be completed later this year, will bring 122 hotel rooms and 35 condominiums near Atlantic Avenue. Tower 155 in downtown Boca Raton A 128-unit, 12-story luxury condominium overlooking Mizner Park. Bluesten Park in Hallandale Beach is $28 million community recreation facility includes an indoor basketball court, outdoor community pool, tennis and basketball courts, multi-purpose sports eld, exercise trails and playgrounds. Quadro in Miami A 12-story, mixeduse residential project featuring 198 rental apartments with views of Biscayne Bay and 28,000 square feet of retail and commercial space. 3 What does the local development market look like for the rest of 2018? We have seen South Florida development continue to rebound since the recession ten years ago. Florida oers a unique environment that is business-friendly, has no state taxes and, of course, our weather, beaches and outdoor venues are unmatched anywhere. While there is currently concern in the building industry about the impact of taris on construction pricing, we continue to see new project opportunities in all of our sectors. So far, we have been able to develop a signicant pipeline of work in South Florida and at our regional oces that will continue KLs growth well in to 2020. 4 What Kaufman Lynn project has been your favorite to work on? Ive been fortunate to work with talented KL associates, owners, consultants and subcontractors on a number of projects. Its hard to pick just one favorite, so here are a few that stand out: Our work on the rst, top-to-bottom exterior renovation of Miamis Freedom Tower was honored by Engineer ing News Record as the best Renovation/Restoration Project in 2012. e four-story Broward College/FIU Miramar West Center that features high-tech classrooms, science labs, a bookstore and sandwich shop in an 89,000-square-foot building. In Boca Raton, the 370-unit, residential rental community at 850 Broken Sound that opened last summer. And, Id be remiss if I didnt mention our new corporate headquarters facility on Congress Avenue in Delray Beach. 5 What are you looking forward to most in your new position? Working alongside Mike Kaufman for several years has reinforced my knowledge of this industry and the strong capabilities that KL brings to its clients and each project. KLs leadership team is unique were nimble, innovative and we pride ourselves on delivering quality service to all of our clients, regardless of the size of the project. Mike has set the standard really high for this company, and thanks to him, we are well positioned for future growth. Historical Society hosts 5th annual Harvest CelebrationStaff report Celebrate Delray Beachs agricultural heritage during the Delray Beach Historical Societys 5th Annual Har vest Celebration. e Spring Harvest fundraising event returns on May 2 where farming history merges with local farms of the present. Were always thrilled to share this part of Delrays history, chairperson Mike Cruz said. ere are so many stories of building a town in the midst of untouched tropical wilderness and pioneers to be inspired by. e legacy of local farm families is important to keep alive and were appreciative of the local restaurants who support this too. is is a night to celebrate both the farming families and the restaurants. e evening will begin with at 5:30 p.m. with a Champagne Reception and Farmer Showcase followed by a wine-paired meal. Tickets cost $200 per person and benet the DBHS.


7 LIFE Beer Fest returns [8] INSIDE Palm Beach County Jump into spring with Flora [15]Primal Forces comes home to Boca RatonNomadic eater Company Announces 2018-19 Season at Sol eatreBy: Jan Engoren Contributing Writer Aer his stint at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach ended abruptly last December, Keith Garsson, artistic director of Primal Forces Productions is happy to have landed on his feet. e company has signed a deal to become the resident theater company at Sol eatre in Boca Raton, 3333 N. Federal Hwy., replacing the former Evening Star Productions. Rosalie Grant, founder and artistic director of the Evening Star Productions at Sol eatre, is relocating to New Mexico, according to her daughter, Sara Grant, 25, who will reprise her mothers role as manager at Sol eatre. is le a vacuum Garsson was eager to ll. Aer a 20 year incarnation as e Boca Raton eater Guild, a home at Sugar Sand Park, a four-year detour through Andrews Living Arts (twice), Arts Garage and Empire Stage in Ft. Lauderdale, the theater director says he didnt want people to think he disappeared. I wanted to stay on their radar, he says. Hopefully this will be a longterm gig. Weve come full-circle from our or igins in Boca and are glad to be back in Boca Raton, Garsson says, who brings with him long-time associate, Genie Cro, founder of the Womens eatre Project. Cro is anticipating the move back to Boca as well. I love the creative experience of theatre, she says. Its an exciting challenge to move to a new space and present works that are thought-provoking, not always seen and start interesting conversations. Making a connection with the audience is always a thrill, she says. Garsson says the Grants have given them free reign and as a Boca resident himself, he believes the proximity to the theater will allow him to be more hands-on. eyve been very hospitable and welcomed us with open arms, he says. Its a symbiotic relationship Primal Forces will present during season (Nov. Apr.) replacing the Evening Star productions, and Sol eatre childrens productionswill continue over the summer. Were so excited to have Keith Garsson and Primal Forces here at Sol eatre, says Sara Grant, who went to see Garssons production of playwright Daniel McIvors Communion at Empire Stage last January. He has a great artistic vision and our venue is perfect for his intimate productions, she says. Im looking for ward to a great collaboration this is a win/win for both of us. Garsson believes his theatre lls a niche thats not lled by other theaters in the area including the Wick eatre in Boca Raton and Palm Beach Dramaworks in West Palm Beach. Were O-Broadway to their Broadway, he jokes, but emphasizing that they are a professional theatre company using local actors with Broadway credits. eatre should reect the values of the community and I invite the community to show up and give us their feedback, Garsson says. We ll give you a night of thinking and top-notch entertainment without having to travel too far. On tap for next season are shows with subjects that include African-American history, the Holocaust, aging, and Neil Simons dark comedy, e Gingerbread Lady. e season opens on Nov. 30, with Breadcrumbs, which was supposed to be the last show at the Arts Garage, a show Garsson expects will entice the South Palm Beach theater crowd. As an added enticement the theater is oering a special price for all four shows of $100. Tickets may be purchased primalforces. comor by calling-811-4111. e complete season: Breadcrumbs by Jennifer Haley Directed by Keith Garsson Tickets: $30-$35 Nov. 30 Dec. 23, 2018 Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. eories of identity are put under the microscope in this time-bending drama.An agingwriter (Angie Radosh), who despises technology, accompanied by a mysterious stranger, (Jacqueline Laggy) travels back in time to the dark woods of the past, unearthing a tragedy that shatters their notions of language, loneliness and essential self. Having Our Say by Emily Mann from the book by Sarah L. and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth Directed by Genie Cro Tickets: $30-$35 Jan. 11 Feb. 3, 2019 Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. e Delany sisters (Avery Sommers, Karen Stephens) extraordinary true story of our nations heritage recalls Paul Robeson, Harlems Golden Age and Jim Crow. As graduates of Columbia University, Bessie breaks bar riers to become a dentist while Sadie integrates the New York City school system. Blonde Poison by Gail Louw Directed by Keith Garsson Tickets: $30-$35 Feb. 15 Mar. 10, 2019 Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. e true story of Stella Kubler (Lourelene Snedeker) who, in present day London, reects on her days as a young Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. As she recounts her past, will we still see Stella as a victim? Or were her misdeeds as monstrous as those who imprisoned her? e Gingerbread Lady by Neil Simon directed by Genie Cro Tickets: $30-$35 Mar. 22 Apr. 14, 2019 Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. One of Neil Simons most mature comedies. Its 1971 in New York City and Evie (Patti Gardner) is a cabaret singer compromised by her excessive lifestyle. As she tries to rebuild her life with her insecure friends Toby (Janice Hamilton) and Jimmy, can she also establish a closer relationship with her daughter?


8 Dont miss events 1 Eddie Money is heading to Mizner Park Amphitheater with Blue Oyster Cult and Foghat on May 12 at 6 p.m. Local band, e Lifesays, will open the show. Prices are $60 per person general admission, $60 for reserved seating, $100 VIP clock tower (standing room only), $125 VIP balcony seating and $150 VIP Pit table seating. VIP tickets include two cocktails and access to a private bar. VIP clock tower tickets include complimentary samples of Foghat Cellars wine, Doc Browns Really Bad Rum and assorted cra beers. Attendees are invited to bring items including unopened bags or cans of dog food, toys, or bedding to a Donation Station, to benet Big Dog Rescue Ranch of Palm Beach and the Tri County Humane Society. Donors will receive a rae ticket for an opportunity to win one of three gi baskets. For more information about making donations, visit 2 SunFest music festival returns to West Palm Beach May 3-6. Dont miss performers like Pitbull, Zedd, Nick Jonas, Incubus and Ice Cube. Visit for a complete line-up and ticket infor mation. 3 e 1st Annual South Florida Be Like Brit 5K Walk for Haiti will take place on May 19. e walk begins at 10 a.m. at John Prince Park, Center Drive Pavilion. Hosted by the Gengel family, who founded Be Like Brit, aer their daughter who died in the 2010 Haiti earthquake. e nonprot built an orphanage in Haiti in honor of their daughter. e fee for the walk is $19 per person. Register online at 4 Catch Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Delray Beach Playhouse beginning May 18. Tickets cost $30 per person. 5 e 7th annual Delray Beach Cra Beerfest returns to the Pavilion at Old School Square on May 11. VIP access begins at 6:30 p.m. and general admission gates open at 7:30 p.m. Your ticket gets you unlimited samples of more than 100 cra brews, ciders and wines. Attendance is limited to give everyone the best beer tasting experience. Tickets support Old School Square. e event is rain or shine and open to folks 21 and older. Regular tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at gate. VIP is $55 in advance and $65 at gate if available. 6 e Amazing Mom And Son Challenge returns on May 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mom and son teams will race around Delray looking for clues and per forming challenges to be the rst team to cross the nish line. Divisions begin at 5 years old. For more information, contact 561-243-7000 ext. 5101. 7 Head to Delrays Bexley Park on May 18 for a free, outdoor movie screening of the classic Beauty and the Beast. e family friendly event begins at 8 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets. Food will be available. 8 Delray Beach Ocean Rescue will host the 23rd Annual Ocean Mile Swim on May 19. Swimmers will swim one mile in the ocean from the South 5 Lifeguard Tower to the South 1 tower and back. e race begins at 7 a.m. Registration costs $30 and must be submitted by 5 p.m. on May 17. Checks payable to City of Delray Beach. For more information, 561-2437352 or 9 MNM eatre Company will bring Avenue Q to Kravis Centers Rinker Playhouse from May 25-June 10. Tickets are $55 each and are available for purchase online at; by phone at 561-8327469; or at the Kravis Center box oce. 10 e Ryan J. Mandel Charity is hosting its 2nd annual 5k Race and 1 Mile Walk in honor of Ryan J. Mandel, a Delray Beach nativewho lost his battle to addiction in 2016. e race takes place on May 12 at 7 a.m. at Anchor Park. To register, visit Lynn University holds annual Easter Egg Hunt By: Nicole Cleri Lynn University contributing Writer On Saturday, March 31 the sta and students of the Lynn community put together their annual Easter egg hunt located at the Bobby Campbell Stadium practice eld where hundreds of families from Boca Raton attended the event. is event keeps growing every year, said Andy Vermes, Lynn faculty member. is year is denitely a huge success, seeing all of these families here attending the event is truly amazing. e egg hunt was categorized by age group so it was fair for all of the children to have an equal opportunity to be a part of the action. is event included food trucks, music and games for the children. With over 500 families lling up the eld, the event was very successful and continues to expand each year. A little boy lls his basket with eggs during Lynn Universitys annual egg hunt. Photo by Nicole Cleri. Lynn Universitys annual egg hunt attracted hundreds of families. Photo by Nicole Cleri. Kids race to collect Easter eggs during Lynn Universitys annual egg hunt. Photo by Nicole Cleri. a Delray Beach CRA project


9 May calendar Showtime Performing Arts TheatreIn the Heights Saturdays at 4 p.m. through May 19 Lin Manuel Miranda, creator of HAMIL TON wrote the music and story of this gripping musical drama spanning 3 days in the life of multiple generations in the New York City Latino neighborhood of Washington Heights.Nominated for 13 Tony Awards and winner of the 2008 Best Musical, Miranda combines Latin and Hip Hop music to create this poignant tale of hope and self discovery. Tickets $25 adults, $15 children and industry.Memorial Day in Boca All Gave SomeSome Gave All 9 a.m. Boca Raton Cemetery A commemorative ceremony will take place featuring Veteran groups, City Ocials, music by the Fort Lauderdale Highlanders, drills by Boca Raton Community High School NJROTC, and the Boca Raton Police and Fire Honor Guard. Memorial Day Concert 6 p.m. Mizner Park Amphitheater A Memorial Day concert will welcome local indie musicians, the Helmsmen, and country artists, the Shane Duncan Band. Attendees may indulge in food trucks, including Tucker Dukes, and a beer garden featuring Boca Raton breweries. Blankets and chairs are welcome at this free event, and chairs will also be available to rent for $5.00 (free for Veterans). ere is limited free parking for Veterans in the lot adjacent to the amphitheater. No coolers or outside alcoholic beverages permitted. e event is rain or shine. For both events, the City of Boca Raton is once again teaming up with Forgotten Soldiers Outreach to oer an area where attendees can write a letter to a soldier and where goods may be donated to create We Care packages to be sent to deployed soldiers.Spady Museum e Reel and Share My Reel rough July 21 Juried photographic exhibition, featuring photographers from throughout Florida and images from the Spady Museums ar chives of life in Delray Beach. Black Movie Experience (BMX) under Soul May 5 1-4 p.m. $10 per person suggested donation; free for Members Location: At the Williams Cottage, Spady Museum Make your movie-going more cultural at BMX, Black Movie Experience. Every rst Saturdayfrom 1-4 p.m. enjoy culturally curated lms in the Williams Cottage. Free movies and free snacks for Museum Members. Limited seating; RSVPs are required. Featured movies list are subject to change.Old School Square May 5 Tito Puente Jr. Crest eatre Saturday, 8 p.m.; tickets $65/$55 Tito Puente Jr., son of the late Tito Puente, carries his father with him imprinted on his physical being and locked in his soul. Its in his looks, his joy, and his music.Tito, Jr. is on a passionate mission. e younger Puente refuses to let his father become a distant memory and he is determined to nurture his fathers musical legacy. May 11 Delray Beach Cra Beer Fest e Pavilion at Old School Square (spe WITH & Brought to you by OR CALL: 800-745-3000 TICKETS AVAILABLE AT Sponsored in part by produced by gabriel entertainment In association with Rescued Puppy Productions, Inc., a non-profit charity organization. A portion of all net proceeds will be donated to Rescued Puppy Productions *all dates & artists subject to change without notice DOORS 5PM SHOW 6PM MIZNER PARK AMPHITHEATER


10 cial event/fundraiser) 561-243-7922, Friday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (VIP exclusive access); 7:30-10:30 p.m. (general) Cra the perfect night out in Delray Beach with the 7th annual DELRAY BEACH CRAFT BEER FEST! Your ticket gets you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 100 cra brews and ciders wines too! Attendance is limited to give everyone the best beer tasting experience. VIP ticket holders get exclusive tasting of all beers and wines from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ticket includes a commemorative tasting mug, and featured tap releases; only 500 VIP tickets are available. General admission opens at 7:30 pm. WHAT TO EXPECT: DJ music early on, followed by the headlining band; pub bites from local restaurants for purchase; photo booth, game area and LIVE art; cash bar with mixed drinks and water (no beer for sale). May 12 Lucas Bohn: Lesson Plans to Late Night Crest eatre Saturday, 8 p.m.; tickets $65/$45; premium club seating, $400 (available through Box Oce only) is one-man show, starring Lucas Bohn, combines stand-up comedy and visual images as he tells the story of his transition from elementary school teacher to national touring comedian. Lesson Plans to Late Night is one of the highest rated main stage shows on Norwegian Cruise Lines and was called Truly Innovative and A total crowd pleaser by cruise directors and entertainment coordinators. Anyone who has ever been around children can relate to this hilarious show! May 20 Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Crest eatre Sunday, 2 p.m.; tickets $65/$55 Swing through the Big Band Era with the famed Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and vocalist Bryan Anthony! With the reputation of being one of the top bands of the Era, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra had the privilege of working with some of the best musicians of the time: Frank Sinatra, Jo Staord, Sy Oliver, and more! Now under the direction of Terry Myers and featuring the stunning vocals of Bryan Anthony, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra revives and celebrates the magic created in those collaborations. through September 9, 2018 Flora Cornell Art Museum 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444 561-243-7922; Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Admission: $8 (general); $5 (seniors 65+ and students with ID); free for children under 12, Old School Square members and veterans; free for Florida residents on Sunday. is group exhibition features contemporary art by 30 artists incorporating themes inspired by the goddess of springtime, fertility and owers. e displays include installations by nationally and internationally recognized artists. June 2 James Judd Crest eatre Saturday, 8 p.m.; tickets $65/$45; premium club seating, $400 (available through Box Oce only) e Crest eatre at Old School Square presents monologuist and humorist James Judd, headliner of NPRs Snap Judgment. Oen compared to David Sedaris and Oscar Wilde, Judd connects with audiences as he shares stories classied as spectacular public embarrassments and utter failures. However humiliating, they arm that part of being human is telling the stories that have happened to us, emphasizing that even in the face of failure, its getting up and moving forward that matters.Genealogy workshop May 5 10 a.m.noon Delray Beach Public Library Members from the Henry Morrison Flagler Chapter, NSDAR will host a free genealogy workshop. e workshop focuses on helping participants interested in tracing their lineage to Patriot ancestors who fought in the American Revolution. Workshop leader Debbie Duay, Ph.D. has twenty years of experience in genealogy and has helped over 500 women join the Daughters of the American Revolution. DAR recognizes Patriots not only as soldiers, but also anyone who contributed to the cause of American freedomHeads UP Florida workshop May 19 8:30 a.m. Old School Square Suzanne Spencer, a civic Activist and Leadership Consultant, and Dr. Revital Goodman, a leading trauma specialist, have craed a free workshop for school personnel as an instrument of support, understanding and development. Vicarious Trauma is a realyet silent phenomenon that aicts teachers and school personnel. In the wake of Stoneman Douglas High School and of school per sonnels daily exposure to chronic stress and trauma, there is an immediate need to address the impact of systemic trauma on people within our schools administration, faculty, teachers, and sta. is is the time to assist school leadership in building a workplace community that acknowledges the holistic needs of faculty and sta and elevates and improves the synergy between personal and organizational systems.Open Mic NiteMay 9 6:30 p.m. Coee District Fun night as members of the Womens National Book Association (WNBA) read from their latest work on Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Coee District, 325 NE 2nd Ave. Members, Free. Nonmembers, $10. Lite bites served. Happy hour prices at bar. After Auschwitz movie premier May 4-10 Movies of Delray Jon Keans Aer Auschwitz is a Post-Holocaust documentary that follows six extraor dinary women after their liberation from Nazi concentration camps, captur ing what it means to move from tragedy and trauma towards life. For more information about the lm, including dates, cities and theaters, visit https://www.AerAuschwitz.comArts Garage Friday, May 4 8-10 p.m. Leon Foster omas with special guest Mino Cinelu General Admission $30 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45 Award-winning musician Leon Foster omas is a unique force in modern jazz. His virtuosic playing of the Steel Pan has enabled him to connect emotionally with the listener on every level. He is joined by master-of-all-trades Mino Cinlu. Saturday, May 5 8-10 p.m. Huntertones General Admission $15 | Reserved $20 | Premium $25 15% OFF Monday Friday 8am 5:30pm Saturday 8am to 1pm Closed Sundays Announcing our New West Delray Location. 14451 S. 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11 Experience the fun, imaginative, fearless music of the Huntertones during their debut performance at Arts Garage. eir high energy, horn-driven sound combines inspired improvisation and adventurous composition melding jazz, funk, rock, and soul. Adding depth and contrast to their live set, the Huntertones shi from a dynamic six-piece ensemble to a trio featuring saxophone, sousaphone, and beat-boxing. Sunday, May 6 79 p.m. Lucas Apostoleris Quintet General Admission $15 | Reserved $20 | Premium $25 Lucas Apostoleris is a drummer and composer currently residing in Miami.In addition to writing music for his own jazz ensemble, Lucas has recently written ar rangements for the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra in Ft. Myers, FL, and for the prestigious Airmen of Note Air Force big band. He is a recent graduate of the University of Miamis Frost School of Music as a member of their Studio Jazz Writing masters program. A Massachusetts native, Lucas completed his bachelors degree in jazz drum performance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2015. Friday, May 11 810 p.m. JM & e Sweets General Admission $15 | Reserved $20 | Premium $25 Josh Miles is a Dallas, Texas born/Palm Beach, Florida based singer/songwriter whose brand of Soul music encompasses a wide range of inuences. Joshs music can be described as Bluesy at times and relentlessly groovy at others (and many things in between), but, no matter what, the aim is to keep it soulful. Saturday, May 12 810 p.m. Chino Nunez & Orchestra A Latin Music Journey General Admission $30 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45 Regarded as one of the most renowned percussionist of our time, two-time Grammy Winner Chino Nunez has transcended genre, style and class into a 40+ year musical career, one which revels in rich inuences from the 70s to the present. Nunezs talents as a composer, producer, arranger, band leader and multi-instrumentalist has resonated through a discography consisting of hundreds of productions. Sunday, May 13 7-9 p.m. Mac Arnold & Plate Full O Blues General Admission $20 | Reserved $25 | Premium $30 Mac Arnold got his rst taste of the blues when he learned to play his brother Leroys home-made guitar at age 10. He joined the Muddy Waters Band in 1966 when he was 24 years old. Now, Mac is going back to his roots and serving up a mess of blues with his own band, Mac Arnold & Plate Full O Blues. e band consists of Austin Brashier on guitar and vocals, Max Hightower on keyboards, harmonica, guitar, bass and vocals, Quinn McNamara on drums, and Mac Arnold on vocals, bass and Gas Can Guitars. ursday, May 17 811 p.m. ONYX LIVE MUSIC, LOCAL BANDS Come See Two Local Bands Tickets: $10 Come see local bands oughts and Above the Skyline during our monthly local band showcase. BYOWhatever Patrons can bring their own food and drinks, including alcohol (21+). Saturday, May 19 810 p.m. Allan Harris & Trio General Admission $30 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45 Harris has a rich, pure baritone/tenor voice, oen compared to Nat King Coles, but more crystalline. He is celebrating the release of his new CD e Genius of Eddie Jeerson, (April 27 on Resilience Music Alliance), which is an ideal blend of Harris rich, beguiling baritone and Jeersons bantering cool. Arts, entertainment, enrichment, outreach... theres something for everyone at OLD SCHOOL SQUARE! GET TICKETS NOW @ | 561.243.7922, x1 | 51 N. Swinton Ave | Delray Beach 33444 Swing through the Big Band Era!TOMMY DORSEY ORCHESTRACrest Theatre | May 20 | 2 pmNow under the direction of TERRY MYERS and featuring the stunning vocals of BRYAN ANTHONY, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra revives and celebrates the magic of the Big Band era, when the famed orchestra worked with some of the best musicians of the time: Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford, Sy Oliver and others.Energetic with an edge... the little guy who generates big laughs.LUCAS BOHN: LESSON PLANS TO LATE NIGHTCrest Theatre | MAY 12 | 8 pmBohns hilarious story of his transition from elementary school teacher to national touring comedian combines stand-up comedy and visual images. Parade Magazine called it a comedic multimedia masterpiece. The son of the late, great Tito Puente celebrates his fathers musical legacy.TITO PUENTE JR.Crest Theatre | May 5 | 8 pmThe comparison is inevitable. Tito Puente Jr. carries his father with him imprinted on his physical being and locked in his soul. Its in his looks, his joy, and his music. Happiness is guaranteed at this upbeat concert! TITO PUENTE JR. LUCAS BOHN T.D. ORCHESTRA


12 Celebs, drug addiction experts gather at FAU seminar to launch crackdown on substance abuse epidemic By: Dale King Contributing Writer Former Major League Baseball right-elder Darryl Strawberry had a phenomenal, 17-year career in the majors. Known for his copious home run tally, the intimidating presence of his 6-foot-6 frame in thebatters box and his long, looping swing oen compared toTed Williams, he was en route to craing an inestimable legacy when drugs came along -and messed up his personal and professional life. He was suspended three times from the MLB for drug accusations. He bounced from team to team. His career suered, despite eorts to improve. Today, a renewed Darryl Strawberry is an ordained Christian minister and author who lectures about the dangers and damage of drug abuse and operates the Dar ryl Strawberry Foundation along with his wife. When the Delray Beach Drug Task Force and Florida Atlantic Universitys Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work reached out to policymakers, addiction specialists and entertainers to gather at FAU last month for a national call to action, Strawberry was there. So also were other celebs whove endured drug and alcohol woes or are still battling their demons: Pat OBrien, former CBS sportscaster and Access Hollywood host; rapper and songwriterRoyce DA 5; Brandon Novak, Jackass cast member and author; Heather Hayes, interventionist and cast member of Dr. Drew Pinskys Intervention and John McAndew, singer, composer and storyteller. In fact, McAndrew, who said he is in recovery, opened the session by singing an original song, Tell Me Why, and playing the guitar. e event, which drew hundreds on April 7 to the Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium on FAUs Boca Raton campus, was called a SUDTALK -for Substance Abuse Disorder TALK. e s peakers represented 12 disciplines, all essential components in the battle against the epidemic of addiction. e talk also allowed for personal recovery testimonies from celebrities. As MC, OBrien oered comments between speakers, When he rst stepped to the mike, he received a round of applause, but said: Come on, Im an alcoholic, I need more than that. Clapping increased in volume. e ex-TV host said he was in rehab three times, which cost $60,000. I wish I had that money now. He did backto-back stints at the Betty Ford Clinic, he said. Heather Hayes, CEO of Heather R. Hayes & Associates, a rm that helps people navigate the complex world of treatment and recovery options for substance abuse, told how drug use ravages us. She said 23 million people are currently in recovery. What is addiction? she asked. It is a sign, a signal, a symbol of distress. She urged the audience to respect addicts for the troubles they endure. We have to support each other, she said. We are not going to arrest our way out of this epidemic. In his speech, Strawberry struck at the heart of the problem. Anything that alters your mind alters your brain. Do not allow your children to get a pain prescription. Parents need to turn o the TV and talk. He has recounted his battle with addiction in his book, Dont Give up on me, which was available at the seminar. Substance abuse is ravaging our nation and our local community, said Gary Kimble, executive producer of SUDTALKS.e battle against the ever-rising tide of addiction is on-going and new tools are needed to crush the epidemic by changing the way we think, feel, believe and treat substance use disorder. e SUDTALKS, he said, will provide inspiration, hope, education and solutions to combat addiction. Proceeds from 2018 SUDTALKS will support essential life-saving initiatives through the continued development and expansion of the Delray Beach Drug Task Force First Responders Training Program and to support a Delray Beach Drug Task Force Community Advocate. DELRAY BEACH FLORIDA821 SE 5TH AVE, DELRAY BEACH (561) 265-0122DELRA Y'S LANDMARK PRIME S TEAK HOUSE SINCE 1989 "BES T A W ARD OF EX CELLENCE" r frr n MAKE Y OUR RESER V A TIONS NO W! tb r f b fr fr fFIND US A T WWW.FIFTHAVENUEGRILL.NET some res trictions apply General Barrye L. Price, PhD, from the community anti-drug coalition of America, addresses the drug seminar at FAU. Photo by Dale King. Dr. Heather Howard, PhD, LCSW and assistant professor, School of Social Work, FAU, speaks at the April 7 drug seminar.Photo by Dale King. Former baseball great Darryl Strawberry is shown with his book about the diculties caused by drug addiction during the anti-abuse seminar at Florida Atlantic University. Photo by Dale King.


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15 Flowers in bloom at Cornell Museum with Flora exhibit By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Walk through a eld of fabric owers, check out a 1950s ink drawing by Andy Warhol that lacks the crazy colors he is known for and get a feel for spring when you visit the Cornell Museums newest exhibition: Flora. Named aer the Roman goddess of nature and owers, Flora showcases the works of about 30 contemporary artists who work with ower and fauna concepts. I wanted to do a lighthearted beautiful show for the spring and summer, said Melanie Johanson, curator of the Cornell. eres so much artwork that is inspired by plants and owers, in so many dier ent ways. It was a fun one to curate, but also dicult as so many artists do take inspiration from these things. Johnson said she came up with the idea for the exhibit aer listening to a podcast that featured an interview with a London artist who worked with dried owers to create large installations. is show is not just paintings of owers on walls. ere are installation pieces and all types of mediums in the exhibit. ere are pieces featuring cut paper, suroards, Swarovski crystal, dyed cus leaves and even live orchids. I didnt just want the usual paintings of owers, Johnson said. I do have some paintings in the show, but theyre not the usual. Some have gold leaf, some are hyper-realistic, some are very geometric and stylized and some are actually abstract. Toronto-based artist Amanda McCavour created a Hanging Garden of more than 1,000 embroidered owers where you can walk through a eld of owers dangling from the ceiling. McCavour said she has shown the owers in dierent exhibits about eight or nine times, but this time the exhibit is the largest it has been. She has been working on the owers since 2011. Creating one bloom can take anywhere from two to four hours, she said. is could always get bigger, she said as she adjusted the owers before the exhibit opened. I wanted it to feel big and immersive. Flora lls up nearly the entire museum space. Two of the six galleries will feature installation pieces and the other four will contain wall works and sculptures. As you enter the museum, you are greeted by upside down dangling dandelions and their pus will be blown o the wall leading up the stairs. e piece was created by Lake Worth artist Hayley Sheldon. Artists Diane Arrieta and Cheryl Maeder created an Enchanted Forest installation, which will take up one whole gallery and feature lm, photography, sculpture and sound. Feeling glitzy? Mixed-media artist Stephen Wilson repurposes boxes emblazoned with luxury brand logosHer mes, Gucci and more and covers them with three-dimensional embroidered owers and splattered, forest-green paint. With all the depressing stu in the news, I gravitate towards more light and hopeful pieces with owers and butteries, Wilson said. I want this new series to be more upliing; people need a break from reality. Flora will be on display through Sept. 9. Museum hours are TuesdaySaturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and holidays. Admission is $8 (general); $5 (seniors 65+ and students with ID); free admission for children under 12, Old School Square members and Veterans; free admission for Florida residents on Sunday. e Museum is located on the Old School Square campus at 51 N. Swinton Ave. Metis Atash, PUNKBUDDHA FORGET ME NOT feat. WAR HOL, Fiberglass, acrylic paint, Swarovski crystals; 2018, 18 x 14 x 12 Sta photo. Toronto-based artist Amanda McCavours embroidered owers that are featured in a hanging garden style. Sta photo. Toronto-based artist Amanda McCavour assembling her Hanging Garden of more than 1,000 embroidered owers for the Flora exhibit. Sta photo. Miya Ando, Meditation Man dala, Dyed Bodhi (Ficus Religiosa) leaves, mono lament, archival ragboard; framed 22x22 24 are shown together. Sta photo. A giant ower hangs from the Cornell Museum to greet visitors to the Flora exhibit Sta photo. CRANES BEACH HOUSE BOUTIQUE HOTEL & LUXURY VILLAS 82 Gleason Street, Delray Beach, FL 33483 TF 866-372-7263 W Summer time luxuriating just steps from the beach.Cranes Beach House is a personal, boutique get-away for hometown and out-of-town guests seeking coastal comfort with high-tech amenities. Stay-a-Little-Longer Summer Vacation Deal SOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY: based on availability; not valid with any other discounts or offers; dates are not changeable. Tax & gratuities not included. New reservations only. Holiday blackout dates include 4th of July (6/29/18/7/18) & Labor Day (8/31/18/2/18).


16 5 ways you can enjoy your Mothers Day1. Eat a hot meal e Addison is a place for gracious dining and enter taining. Originally built in 1926 by acclaimed architect, Addison Mizner, the Addison is steeped in Old World elegance and charm. e Addison will be opening to the public for another delicious and high-caliber signature event, featuring the venues Five Star Diamond Award-winning catering. Mothers Day brunch is $89.95++ and includes unlimited mimosas and bellinis, live music, and kids activities. Children twelve and under are half-price and children two and under are free. A beautiful spring bouquet can be added to the table for an additional charge. Reservations are available starting at 10 a.m. RSVP by calling (561) 372-0568. 2. Be guilt free Experience total serenity by the ocean at nSpa at the Delray Beach Marriott. e spa features a range of therapeutic treatments, including massages and facials. Getaway from the guilt experiencing peace and relaxation. Make an appointment for massage therapy, a body wrap or one of the specialty facials. Call 561274-3200 for their Mothers Day specials. 3. Shop for the perfect Mothers Day outt e House of Perna in Delray Beach is the perfect place to nd that perfect Mothers Day outt and accessories. Amanda Perna, local fashion designer and star of Project Runway, has gorgeous fashions that will get you out of your momiform and into looking and feeling fabulous. By appointment only! Call 561-4552336 to schedule your appointment. 4. Hide from the kids 3rd and 3rd restaurant in Delray Beach is per fect to hide from the kids. Apparently, there is no sign on the door. is restaurant features new American fare & cocktails, plus live music nights in a warm ambiance. ey dont take reservations, but for large parties (15+). However, they have a Happy Hour from 5pm to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 5. Bond with your kids e Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables is the only hotel with a recreational cooking school operating in North America. e Biltmore Culinary Academy has a dedicated learning area and fully equipped professional kitchen oering a variety of classes, workshops, team-building events, for both adults and children. Its ideal for aspiring chefs of all levels. Classes are fully participatory where students are actively involved in every aspect of food preparation. eir new Family Cooking Class provides a fun 3 hour class to families of up to 4 people with at least 2 children in the group. Some of the previous menu items have been: make your own pizza, crispy chicken tenders with honey mustard dipping sauce and Cupcakes or fruit skewers with Chocolate sauce. For more information, call 305-913-3131 or email A sit down with Stephen Christanthus: Hansel or Hartwell?By: Stephan Chrisanthus Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers I recently sat down to chat with Owen Wilson only to realize it was local author, promoter and life coach Daniel Hartwell. Hansel (Wilsons character in the movie Zoolander), I mean Hartwell, maybe not be a famous face yet nationally, but is denitely recognized around his favorite city of Delray Beach. So Daniel you recently appeared on Page 6 of the New York Post at a ritzy party in Palm Beach mistaken for Owen Wilson, tell me a little more about what happened? I manage Mike Mooney, the mentalist who was performing there, and we were both invited. For many years people have thought Im Owen Wilson and have asked me for pictures. President George W. Bushs sister-in-law took a picture, put in on Instagram and it went viral. When you are not accidently being mistaken for a movie star what are you up to? Im a producer, promoter, life coach and now most recently the author of the controversial book St. John Lennon. In the book, Lennon nds himself time traveling, and ends up in todays world having all kinds of things happen, including a Beatles Reunion and a meeting with President Trump. What inspired you to write a book on John Lennon? I have always been a fan of music, and of love through peace and music. I fell asleep one day on the beach here and had a dream in which John Lennon asked me about politics, technology and culture in the 21st Century. It was surreal. Any upcoming local concert production or promotion plans? Im looking to do something cool in Delray Beach, possibly a Beatlesfest at Old School Square. Id also like to do a citywide promotion where people get one pass and they can go to every music venue on Atlantic Avenue and beyond. Last year I licensed my trademark to REO Speedwagon and Styx for the United We Rock concert tour. Besides holding meetings, eating and working out at Pure Greens and Pure Life, where is another Delray spot you like to hang? My special restaurants are Sazio, 32 East (which Im sad to say is leaving) and Eathai by the corner of Linton and Federal. What do you think makes Delray Beach so special? It has a certain magic to it. e people are driven to success but super nice. Its all about the people and I have made some really good friends here. If you ever did meet the real Owen Wilson what would you say? WOW, lets crash a wedding! WWW.BOTTARIANDDOYLE.COM -DRAMATIZATION. NOT AN ACTUAL EVENTDUI And Criminal Defense Car Accidents and Slip and Falls Office Located in Palm Beach County


17 HEALTH Is a headache causing your dizziness? [19]INSIDE Palm Beach County Local doctor discusses medial cannabis [21]7-story patient tower at Boca Regional Hospital to honor founderBy: Dale King Contributing Writer Elaine Johnson Wold and Gloria Drummond were best friends forever long before the digital symbol, BFF, existed. Gloria is best known for leading the effort to create a hospital in Boca Raton, an expansive undertaking that paid o with the 1967 opening of Boca Raton Community Hospital, now called Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Elaine has donated vast amounts of money to charitable causes throughout the city, with her husband, Keith, and in the years aer his passing. Wold, along with the Bay Branch Foundation, have just donated $25 million to BRRH to construct a new, seven-story building on the hospital site that will be named the Gloria Drummond Patient Tower. Elaine and Gloria were two deter mined and compassionate friends, said Mark Larkin, president of the BRRN Foundation. eir shared desire to make a dierence has had a profound impact on our community. He added: Elaines generosity, and the generous support of so many others, has made Boca Regional all that it has become todaysomething Im sure that Gloria never imagined, but would make her so very proud and grateful. e new tower is part of a planned 278,000 square foot, $260 million transformation of BRRH announced earlier his year. e expansion also includes an enlarged and renovated surgical suite, an improved and expanded surgical intensive care unit and medical intensive care unit, a new cardiovascular intensive care and stepdown unit, as well as an increase in the number of private patient rooms and a parking garage. Elaine Wolds gi comes on the heels of $35 million in up-front donations for the hospitals master facility plan. During a news conference on Jan. 8, Stanley and Marilyn Barry, Christine E. Lynn and Richard and Barbara Schmidt and the Schmidt Family Foundation all announced major donations. e Barrys are giing $10 million, Christine Lynns contribution totals $15 million and the Schmidts are making a $10 million donation. ese donors are setting the pace for others in our community in order to ensure outstanding, best-in-class healthcare in Boca Raton, said Jerry Fedele, Boca Raton Regional Hospitals president and CEO. We are tremendously grateful of their support. e $25 million for the Drummond Tower is Elaine Wolds latest gi to Boca Regional Hospital, ocials noted. Prior to that, she gave $10 million to construct the hospitals 37,500 square foot, state-of-the-art Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute, also named in memory of her lifelong friend. Previously, Wold donated the funds to expand and modernize the hospitals emergency department, creating the Wold Family Center for Emergency Medicine, which treats more than 50,000 patients annually. She has supported various patient care initiatives at Boca Regional, and has donated to a number of community and national organizations. Mrs. Wolds friendship with Gloria Drummond spanned more than 40 years until Gloria Drummonds passing in 2011. e 1962 deaths of Glorias and Robert Drummonds children, Debbie and Randall, galvanized Mrs. Drummond and the community to raise funds to build a hospital locally. Wold actively supports the Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League, the philanthropic organization created by Gloria Drummond which coordinates its vibrant volunteer services. Replacing worn jointsBy: West Boca Medical Center Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Joint replacement surgery involves replacing a damaged joint with a new one called a prosthesis. ese new joints usually are made of a metal, plastic or a ceramic device. Hips and knees are the joints replaced most oen, but shoulders, ankles and elbows can be replaced as well. Joint replacement is usually considered aer exercise, walking aids, physical therapy or medications cannot relieve pain and improve mobility. Surgery for hip replacement patients, for example, can help lessen problems walking or make it easier to bend. Joint damage is caused by osteoarthritis, injuries, other diseases, and joint wear caused by avascular necrosis, which is the loss of bone caused by low blood supply. Before surgery, the surgeon evaluates the patients range of motion and joint strength, takes a medical history and take X-rays to deter mine the extent of your damage. e doctor may put a small, lighted tube called an arthoscope into the joint to check for damage. In some cases, only the damaged parts would be replaced, not the entire joint. During a hip replacement surgery, diseased or damaged bone and tissue is removed and a metal stem and attached ball is then inserted into the bone and a cup is inserted into the socket of the hip joint. New joints can be cemented into place to hold the new joint to the bone, this is called cemented prosthesis. Another way is by the prosthesis being placed without cement so bone can grow and attach to it. A prosthesis is designed to duplicate the mechanical properties of the joint being replaced. A prosthetic knee, for example, will be exible enough to bend without breaking and strong enough to bear weight. Most hip and knee replacement patients are discharged from the hospital one to three days aer sur gery. Patients will be encouraged to perform specic exercises recommended by their doctors to help the recovery process. Pain aer surgery is normal as it comes from the lack of activity and healing tissues. A majority of patients who under go joint replacement surgery nd it easier to perform daily activities and experience less pain throughout their lives. Following hip replacement surgery, most patients will be able to swim, play golf or ride a bike comfortably. For more information, visit Elaine Johnson Wold, center, is shown with Gloria Drummond, le, and Kristen Alley during Drummonds 80th birthday party held at the Lynn Cancer Institute on the Boca Raton Regional Hospital campus in 2010. Photo by Dale King.


18 Beauty is skin deep, so is skin cancerBy: Dr. Francesca Lewis, MD, FAAD Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States! One in ve Americans will develop a type of skin cancer in their lifetime. Florida with its inviting beaches and warm climate lends itself to enjoying the outdoor weather, oen times without appropriate sun protection, whether at the pool, golng, playing tennis or just walking outdoors. Unfortunately, chronic sun exposure and intermittent sunburns accumulate damage to our skin, leading to the eventual formation of pre-cancers, termed actinic keratoses, and eventually skin cancer. e two most common forms of skin cancer, Basal cell carcinoma and Squamous cell carcinoma, are collectively termed Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer. More than 3.5 million non-melanoma skin cancers are diagnosed in the US annually. ese are very treatable by surgery and unlikely to metastasize if identied early. Although non-melanoma skin cancer spreads slowly, if le untreated, it can lead to disgurement and even invasion into muscle and bone. Basal cell carcinoma oen appears as a slow growing, pink or skin colored lesion that may bleed. Squamous cell carcinoma may arise more quickly and appears as a crusty or warty growth. Melanoma, on the other hand, is the most deadly form of skin cancer, contributing to more than 75% of deaths from skin cancer. On average one American dies from Melanoma every hour. Melanoma most oen manifests as an irregular dark lesion that may be at or elevated. It is the most common form of cancer in 25-29 year olds and the fastest growing cancer in young women. Caucasians and men older than 50 are at a higher risk of developing melanoma than the general population. Early detection is key to Melanoma survival. If detected early, the 5-year prognosis for Melanoma is 95-98%, however, if detected late, can be as low as 16%. It is important to know and look for the ABCDEs of melanoma when doing self-skin examinations at home. A stands for Asymmetry, B for irregular Borders, C for Color variation (dark or multiple colors), D for a Diameter greater than 6 mm, and E for Evolution or change in a lesion (color, size, bleeding, itching). So, who should see a Dermatologist for a skin examination? e risk factors for skin cancer include a family history, chronic sun exposure (golng, tennis, cycling, walking, gardening) or intermittent sunburns, fair skin, light colored hair and eyes. UV exposure is most important modiable risk factor. Having ve or more blistering sunburns between the ages of 15-20 increases the risk of Melanoma by 80%! Indoor tanning bed usage even just a few times can increase Melanoma risk by upwards of 60%. Because of these signicant percentages, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends using a Broad Spectrum SPF sunscreen of at least 30 on exposed areas such as face, neck, chest and arms on a daily basis. Sunscreen should be reapplied every 2-3 hours and sun protective clothing should also be utilized. Anyone with these risk factors should be screened yearly and if a personal history of skin cancer exists, twice yearly. I unfortunately nd many skin cancers in patients starting as early as their 30s, both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers alike, due to childhood sun exposure, genetics, and past tanning bed use. As May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, educate yourself on the signs and consequences of developing a skin cancer and make an appointment with a Dermatologist Certied by the American Board of Dermatology and who is a Fellow of the American Academy of Der matology for a skin examination! To reach Dr. Francesca Lewis, MD, FAAD at Delray Dermatology + Cosmetic Center, visit or call 561-440-8020. rfrr rfntnbf Member ofT enet Health s rfn rtbnbntnt fnbnbb tntnn tnnntnb bttn ntn ffrf nftbffrb ff bf bfrrr


19 FRANCESCA LEWIS MD, FAAD BOARD CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST MEDICAL DIRECTOR MEDICAL DERMATOLOGY | COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY | LASER SERVICES Graduate of Vanderbilt University and Emory University School of Medicine Member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society Certied by the American Board of Dermatology Delray Dermatology + Cosmetic center is a full-service medical practice in the heart of East Delray Beach that combines excellent medical and surgical Dermatologic care with exceptional cosmetic treatments. SE 6th AVESE 6th STREET SE 4th STREET S FEDERAL HWY EAST ATLANTIC AVE A1A LINTON AVE 1 1 Intracoastal Waterway ATLANTIC OCEAN HEALTHY SKIN & NATURAL BEAUTY HAVE NEVER BEEN THIS CLOSE Follow us to learn about monthly events and promos! Most commercial insurances and Medicare accepted O (561) 440-8020 E W 550 SE 6th Ave, Ste 100 Delray Beach | Florida | 33483 Vestibular Migraine as the cause of dizzinessBy: Dr. John Conde DC, DACNB Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers ere are numerous types of migraines, classied according to the unique symptoms produced. A vestibular migraine is one such migraine which is characterized by dizziness in the presence or absence of a headache. e typical presentation of a vestibular migraine is dizziness as if the ground or the person is moving, a sensation of falling, or diculty coordinating movement. Associated symptoms include neck pain, pressure in the head or the ear, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), partial or complete loss of vision, and visual disturbances. It may produce throbbing or pulsating one sided (unilateral) severe headache. However, there may be no head pain at all. In fact some it is quite common for individuals to report light and sound sensitivity and dizziness without headache. Current treatments for vestibular migraines are generally unsatisfactory for most patients due to a lack of under standing of basic neurophysiologic concepts concerning migraines. Anti-emetics and anti-histamines which really only produce drowsiness and eliminate nausea. Exciting current research is focusing on a phenomenon termed cortical (brain) spreading depression (CSD) and on dysfunction in brainstem cells that are involved in the control of balance. Essentially, brain cells responsible for balance and coordination and spatial perception become very active prior to and during a migraine episode, producing symptoms such dizziness and nausea. It is theorized that this spontaneous activity of brain cells is due to an unhealthy state; a lack of oxygen, lack of appropriate food (fuel), and/or lack proper nerve activation. How can this information help those who suer from vestibular migraines? Our current understanding allows us to develop a treatment plan that is multi-factorial in nature addressing the oxygen deciencies, inappropriate nutrition, and lack of nervous system stimulation. First o, it is of paramount importance to locate the specic region within the nervous system that is dysfunctional and for this we utilize a diagnostic tool termed videonystagmography (VNG). is state of the art equipment allows for in-depth examination of eye movement pathology which is a very accurate window into neurological dysfunction. In an eort to truly target the dysfunction in the balance centers of the brain, computerized posturography utilizing the computerized assessment of postural systems (CAPS) equipment is incorporated into the diagnostic battery. is tool provides an unprecedented amount of information regarding stability and balance and helps localize the problem areas. Graded aerobic activity, oxygen supplementation, and prescribed breathing exercises aimed at increasing vital capacity are essential to allow for greater oxygenation. Chiropractic adjustments of the thorax allows for increased rib excursion and greater oxygen intake. One should attempt to eliminate or reduce alcohol (red wine), caeine, monosodium glutamate (MSG; found in some ethnic foods), nitrates (processed foods such as cold cuts and hot dogs), hunger episodes, and lack of sleep. Some nutritional supplements that may be of value are L-arginine, magnesium, and 5-hydroxytryptophan. Specic brain-based rehabilitative treatments such as eye movement activities (oculomotoric rehabilitation), vestibular activities (inner ear), brain-balance auditory stimulation, visual stimulation, olfactory stimulation, and chiropractic adjustments are essential in stabilizing these clusters of unhealthy cell in our nervous system. e CAPS technology is also used in brain-retraining. Dr. John Conde is a Board Certied Chiropractic Neurologist, one of only one thousand in the country. He holds diplomate status through the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. He provides specialized care for dicult cases of back neck pain, numbness-tingling, vertigo-dizziness balance disorders, bromyalgia, migraines, AD/HD, autism, and dyslexia. His oce is located at the Atlantic Grove in Delray Beach, FL and can be reached at 561-3306096,, and at


20 Are your workouts trending? By: Christine King Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers If youre repeating the same tness program week aer week, Im sorry to say youre not trending. Youre stuck. Many people who work out regularly use the workout routine they were rst given when joining the gym. Or, they attend the same group exercise class every week. Admittedly, this is much more productive and healthy than sitting home on the sofa, however, its not helping to improve your overall strength and physical ability. Weve just passed the rst quarter of the year so theres still plenty of time to plunge into the trends! Boxing and kickboxing (both in group environments and private lessons) is makes my heart sing as weve used boxing moves for Parkinsons patients for years! Its a highly eective way to train strength, eye to hand coordination and improve cognitive function. For others, it can be an explosive, high-intensity workout that releases tension, anxiety, and stress. Mindful movement Instructors are infusing more thoughtfulness and ow states during strength training and conditioning. Rather than move through a workout chatting or gossiping, the instructor or trainer guides you through dierent breathing techniques and thoughts about the muscle groups and the ow of movements. Health coaches A Health Coach certication by the American Council on Exercise provides a Fitness Professional with a large scope of tools to help the client look at all areas of their well-being. Rather than hire professionals with separate certications, the Health Coach guides you towards your core needs for overall health, nutrition, and behavioral change. en, the other professionals can more eectively join the team and swily help you achieve your goals. We implemented Health Coaches a couple of years ago and the response has been like a big sigh of relief for our clients. Sensitivity towards older adults e typical gym goer is 25-35 years old. Once theyve gone to work, many gyms are changing the music and lowering the volume to accommodate the older generation. is creates a more comfortable and less intimidating environment. Yoga Studies show Yoga has been around for at least 5,000 years, maybe 10,000. Yet it remains on trend for many reasons. ere are many styles of yoga which helps with variety. Its calming and mindful. Depending on the class it can be one heck of a workout! However, the same repetition principle applies to Yoga. If youre attending the same class week aer week, its time to mix it up and try a dierent method. Insurgence of online and streaming training and classes No time to hit the gym, no worries. Many trainers accommodate clients with online sessions. So there really is no excuse to miss your workout! In addition there are many live streaming and on-demand workouts you can do anytime, anywhere. So once again, no excuses! As you can see its very simple to be Trendy in tness this year. Break out of your normal routine and try something new. Youll experience changes in both body and mind. Further, youll feel better, which is aer all the goal of taking care of yourself! Christine King is a Medical Exercise Specialist, Fitness Expert, and Founder of YourBestFit. e health and wellness company has helped thousands of clients recover from injuries, look and feel better and improve their overall well-being. NOW OPEN! DEEP TMS PROGRAM at The Delray Center for Brain Science A Cutting-Edge New Treatment for Major DepressionA clinical subsidiary of the Delray Center for Healing, the Delray Center for Brain Science was started in 2017 with the goal of bringing together the most effective and cutting edge technologies available for the treatment of various brain conditions. Our principal clinical modality will be Brainsway Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Deep TMS or dTMS).TMS benefits include: FDA approved Non-invasive/Non-systemic Very safe Highly effective Very low side effects Brain function enhancing Covered by most insurances Delray Center for Brain Science103 SE 4th Ave | Suite 103 | Delray Beach, FL 33483 | Phone: 888-982-9802 | Fax: Dr. Rodriguez is the founder, CEO and Medical Director of the Delray Center For Brain Science, a true Brain Center which specializes in Treatment Resistant Depression, ADHD, OCD, Memory Disorders, and optimizing brain performance.


21 Local doctor helping to treat pain, sleep apnea, ailments with Medical CannabisBy: David DiPino Contributing Writer Dr. John Baker wants to help people get o of pain medicine. Hes doing so with help from the Florida Department of Healths Oce of Compassionate Use as one of only a few Palm Beach County doctors able to treat patients with a variety of ailments with Low-THC Cannabis and Medical Cannabis. Dr. Baker has opened the Compassionate Care Alternative Medicine (CCAM) Clinic in his oce at 9033 Glades Rd., Suite B, Boca Raton and 190 Congress Park Dr., Suite 160 in Delray Beach. Dr. Baker is an orthopedic surgeon and licensed medical marijuana provider in the state. He wants to cut down on pain medication addiction and deaths by prescribing the Low-THC Cannabis and Medical Cannabis if the patient ts certain criteria during a medical exam with him at his clinic. A lot of times youll see patients whove had surgeries, had multiple things and they still just arent right. ere still getting some spasms back there. One of these things on the list (low-THC and medical cannabis) is muscle spasms. Its helped a lot with my patients. Ive had a couple of my patients whove started to take it and come back in to my oce and turned back in their pain medications. eyre like, I dont need it anymore, this is the best I felt in a long time, Dr. Baker said. During Dr. Bakers in-oce exam, he sees the patient, goes over all medical records and looks into the reason for the doctors oce visit. If they qualify for the medical marijuana card then I can help them with that, he said. Dr. Baker said he brought the Compassionate Care and medical marijuana to his practice because he was seeing people with chronic neck and back pain who had sur gery, who had been put on a lot of medications yet still were in a lot of pain. He and his sta can put individuals who suffer from chronic pain, sleep apnea or a host of other ailments on the path to receiving a medical marijuana card from the Florida Department of Health. eyve gotten o of the Oxys (Oxycontin) and dont have to get up every morning and live on them or live on pain pills. is was a huge problem down here. We had people getting them on the streets, people that were snorting them, people that were doing all kinds of crazy stu with them. en you have people that have chronic pain that come down to Florida to be in the sunshine and enjoy their life to walk, golf, play tennis and they just cant do it without taking their pain meds. We had a lot of pain management clinics and pain doctors who were feeding patients all these Oxys and its just not the way to go. You dont want to mask the problem. We want to help with the problem and this stu really does help. In addition, Dr. Baker said that he works closely with the primary care doctors. A lot of time its the other doctors who are like listen this may be good for you if you have cancer, Crohns disease, sleep apnea, ir ritable bowel syndrome, theres a lot of dier ent things that qualify for medical marijuana treatment, he said. I work closely with the other doctors and the primary care doctors. For example, if the cancer patient needs the medical marijuana well work with the oncologist to make sure were all on the same page because I dont want them to stop their care just because theyre on that, he said. As for the results, he said, I was getting very good results with medical marijuana once we were able to get the process going with my company. Dr. Baker has talked about this during interview features on the You And Your Doctor Living A Healthier Life Radio Show on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. and the How To Stay Healthy Radio Show on Fridays from 5:30 6 p.m. on WWNN 95.3 FM Radio & 1470 AM Radios e Health & Wealth Network in Boca Raton. e radio shows are heard globally on the iHeartRadio WWNN 1470 AM radio app https://www., www., on #AllCountyHealthcareInc s #FacebookLive page and aer the show viewed on AMP2TV s You Tube page For more information on Dr. Bakers CCAM Clinic call 561-706-9189, email: For more information on the Florida Department of Healths Oce of Compassionate Use visit www.FloridaHealth.Gov




23 BIZ Tune into Boca Chamber Radio [26] INSIDE Palm Beach County Check out a Salt Suite near you [29] Brooklyn Caf TV Show & Radio Show takes residence at The Heart of Delray GalleryBy: David DiPino Contributing Writer e Brooklyn Caf is humor, hot topics and a healthy serving of feel good to help your day go easier during the weekday lunch. Radio hosts Dawn and Freddy S. talk about food, health, dating and dream making. Locals can call-in to e Brooklyn Caf with a story to share, movie review or restaurant critiques. e Brooklyn Caf TV Show is now syndicated in New York, Boston and Atlanta, and California as well as onair in South Florida via the WWNN 95.3 FM and 1470 AM Radio on e Health & Wealth Network and heard globally on the AM 1470 WNN iHeartRadio app www. e Brooklyn Caf TV Show and radio show starring Freddy Santory and Dawn Graubert is now live every weekday at noon from the Heart of Delray Gallery, 440 N. Federal Highway. Dawn and Freddy S. have a unique camaraderie on-air. Dawn controls the radio show with her Wish Wand while Freddy brings that loud, Brooklyn, New York, humor. eres this guy who recently called me and said I want to come by e Brooklyn Caf so I told him come on down and theres a pizzeria in New York called e Brooklyn Caf so then the guy calls me and says Im here at e Brooklyn Caf and I dont see anybody so I told him your way o, says Santory. On Wanderful Wednesdays on e Brooklyn Caf, Dawn twirls her wand. She likes unicorns and fairies. Freddy S. likes to talk about baseball, the New York Mets and is the wine and food connoisseur of the show. ough Dawn knows so much more than Freddy, shes smart, clever, knows food, wine and most of all health, whereas Freddy is as far from health as Artie Lange on e Howard Stern Show. Ill vitalize this water with the vitalizer app while were on the air, says Graubert. But youre making all that noise on the air, says Freddy. While were on the air the vitalizer app is going to change the molecular structure of your water but has to be on the glass for the vibration. Counterclockwise, says Dawn. Dont do it clockwise because then youre going to spiral out of control. If I go kooky Dawn, its on you, says Santory. Everything comes together so synergistically, says Graubert. All those words, says Santory. e back and forth is non-stop and at times is hilarious, Freddy is funny and Dawn is professional, has the best posture and is smart. Freddy has no hair so hes the butt of all bald jokes. Freddy has horrible posture. Hes also Puerto Rican. Freddy says he hates LeBron James because hes a New York Knicks fan and that LeBron brought two World Championships to the NBAs Miami Heat. Freddy needs like a Havana hat. Lets get you a Puerto Rican hat Freddy, says Graubert. eres no such thing as a Puerto Rican hat. ats a Cuban hat. Im going to go around wearing a Cuban hat. Like my life isnt complicated enough, says Santory. Daniel Banana Dan Cianciotto, owner at e Heart of Delray Gallery, lets e Brooklyn Caf TV & Radio Show squat in one of the countless rooms at the expansive 11,000-plus square foot enclaves. If you visit e Heart of Delray ask for Banana Dan as hes known to the locals. Dawn, Freddy and Banana Dan have also brought in another radio show to e Heart of Delray Gallery called Art Radio Network. e radio broadcast is on WWNN 95.3 FM & 1470 Am as wells as e Heart of Delray gallerys Facebook Live page at www. I nteresting explanations and viewpoints capturing a moment or choosing the moment to capture, says one Art Radio Network viewer, Dale Schier Solomon. Banana Dan and Salvatore Principe, a former employee of Studio 54 in New York City and now an artist and wine label owner, who found his calling in life as a well-known abstracts, butteries, heartworks, impressions, Pop Art and mixed media artist, as one of Boca Ratons most famous living artists, is a regular at e Heart of Delray Gallery. Its experimental and food. Art and beauty is just fantastic, says Laurence Gartel, Art Radio Network host and known as a pioneer of digital art in global art circles. A recent Art Radio Network show with Banana Dan, Gartel, Greg McLaughlin, musician turned artist, Randy Blitz, drummer of King Colton & Chrome Skulls, had 812 Views, 16 shares and 21 Likes on e Heart of Delrays Facebook Live page alone. e guys munched on foods from local vendors while siing through art books. Each month e Heart of Delray hosts gallery walks with local food vendors, beer and wine. Hundreds of artists, musicians and hipsters from Palm Beach to Miami show up at the unique, one of a kind event space. At press time, 79 artists show their work at e Heart of Delray Gallery, they have even more wall space available and private artist studios available, and a huge parking lot to park cars for events at e Heart of Delray Gallery. Have an event there and Banana Dan will even roll out the red carpet into the entrance of the spacious 11,000-plus square-foot gallery. For more information on e Heart of Delray gallery call 561-278-0074 or Banana Dan on his call at 561-707-0360 or visit To Call-In to e Brooklyn Caf TV & Radio Show call 1-888-565-1470 or visit AMP2TV on Facebook or You Tube.


24 Boca Hospital CEO Fedele agrees to postpone retirementAs Jerry Fedele preps for another year on site, BRRH names new COOBy: Dale King Contributing Writer Boca Raton Regional Hospital President and CEO Jerry Fedele, who had already announced plans to retire in August, just shy of 10 years at the helm of the medical facility on Meadows Road, has agreed to stay on for another year, according to omas Chakurda, vice president of marketing for the hospital. e board believes it would be highly benecial for Jerry to be in place during the transition to a strategic partner, he said. As a result, he agreed to postpone his departure until August of 2019. Last June, the hospital established a steer ing committee to locate a partner to elevate and accelerate its position as the pre-eminent academic tertiary referral center in the region. In April, that panel announced it had narrowed a list of 12 suitors who responded to a request for proposals to ve healthcare providers that could make the partnership work. e prospective partners include Baptist Health South Florida, Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Healthcare System, Novant Health and Orlando Health. is group represents some of the most accomplished and respected healthcare systems in the country, Fedele said at the time. We believe it is an armation of our capabilities and strength as well as our attractiveness as a potential partner. He emphasized that BRRH entered into the process of seeking a partner from a position of strength and noted the significant increase in hospital utilization, programmatic and facility expansion, strong nancial performance and record-setting levels of philanthropic support in recent years as key drivers behind the success of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. When it announced the formation of that committee, hospital ocials stated that such a partnership would enhance BRRHs ability to develop nationally recognized clinical programs to better serve its patients, mitigate the challenges of a stand-alone organization in a complex and evolving healthcare industry and provide greater access to capital. Since that time, Boca Raton Regional Hospital has embarked on a series of communication initiatives to explain the rationale behind the initiative to its key constituencies including medical sta, employees, volunteers, philanthropists, community members and governmental and civic leaders. Our goal through this process is to maintain the highest level of transparency for our stakeholders, said Christine E. Lynn, BRRH Board Chair. Weve done that in a material way and created a dialogue that has fostered a solid understanding of the impetus for this initiative. Ocials emphasize that Fedele had a lot to do with a major turnaround in hospital performance and nancial stability when he arrived in 2008 as part of a consulting team tasked with propping up a facility that was hemorrhaging millions of dollars each year. We built strength in the balance sheets. We are on strong footing now. We have grown the institution and its utilization. We have gone from 2008, when we were losing $120 million a year, to now, when we have grown and are having capacity problems. But those are good problems. Karen Poole arrived at Boca Hospital at the same time Fedele did. She became chief operations ocer and held that position until earlier this month when she retired. BRRH issued a statement in mid-April announcing the appointment of Mindy Shikiar, MBA, MSN, as the new chief operating ocer. A seasoned healthcare executive, Shikiar joined Boca Region in 2003 and has served in various leadership positions including vice president of Oncology Ser vices, Ambulatory Services and Business Development. We are enthused over Mindys transition to chief operating ocer, said Fedele. Her experience and skill set are ideally suited for this important role within our organization. Her leadership will be instrumental as we continue to enhance our position as a pre-eminent, academic referral medical center in the region. rfntbbbrfbf ffnfb bftb bbb bbnbbb nbtbbbbbbASK ABOUT OUR NEW CLIENT SPECIALS!State-of-the-art aerial yoga studio featuring 11 aerial hammocks Classes include zero-compression inversions to decompress the spine, while lengthening and strengthening the body Introductory specials and multi-class packages available 88 SE 4th Ave | Delray Beach, FL 33483 | 561.406.9533


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26 Boca Chamber Radio produces 24/7 content Staff report Boca Chamber Radio has been streaming the airwaves around the clock for just over a year. e concept was brought to the chamber by radio and broadcasting gurus Dean Miuccio and Joe Brennan. e idea: provide nonstop coverage of Boca news, businesses and happenings. Located in the Boca Raton Chamber, the station has its own studio where content is streamed live and taped. Its been a lot of fun, Miuccio said. Participants have ranged from lawyers to business owners to people promoting a product. ose interested in a time slot pay for their time on air. ere are rates for chamber members and non-chamber members. Segments range from a seven minute business feature to a 15 minute segment up to an hour long. Miuccio hosts Good Day Boca a live segment on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the station. Miuccio and Brennan came up with the concept of a chamber radio station as a way to create something different from AM/FM radio. They went with a chamber because they have a built in clientele list with the chamber members. e idea is to spread into other chambers across the state and then nationally, creating a chamber radio network. Over the past year, Miuccio estimates they have featured hundreds of dierent people on various segments and shows. You can catch content at any time of the day through a free app or through the website. Visit for more information. Whats up with the cloud? We asked local Cloud Computing Expert Andy Wiggins, President of Integrated Technology Corporate Solutions whats up with the cloud: 1. Everyone thinks they know what cloud computing is, but what do business owners really need to know about it? While everyone has heard about the Cloud mostly from media mentions, there are three dierent forms of the Cloud and businesses need to under stand those various forms. ere is the public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud. e public cloud is what we are all familiar with; the Amazon Web Services and Microso Azures of the world. In this type of environment, a business is typically renting a portion of a server each month and can easily scale up or down as needed. ink public storage type of facility where one can rent more storage or cut back on their needs easily. e private cloud is where a company places its own equipment in a data center facility that has multiple points of redundancy such as electrical connectivity and internet connectivity like the public cloud. ere is also the hybrid cloud environment. e hybrid cloud is a combination of uses which includes the public cloud, private cloud and sometimes on-premise equipment with applications and services orchestrating between the platforms. Businesses should determine which solution is the right one for them and this depends on several factors such as what type of data the business generates, the type of proprietary applications the business utilizes, and the costs associated with each solution. 2. Large companies can aord to be a part of the Public Cloud, what should small and mid-size companies consider? Any sized company can consider the public cloud but in general it can be costly. e public cloud works on an ala carte basis and costs can add up quickly. Smaller businesses can consider the private or hybrid cloud solutions where they are either utilizing their own equipment and just renting the space in a data center or only placing certain data and applications into the cloud. ese can be applications such as email and CRM solutions. 3. e perception is switching to cloud is so time consuming, why is it worth the eort of switching over? Depending on the size of the business and the amount of data it has, it can become a major project. ere are also other aspects to consider like internet connectivity speed, number of users, amount of data, etc. However, there are companies that make the transition easy and seamless. Utilizing the private cloud or hybrid cloud is less time consuming and depending on the needs of the business, can oer the same benets as putting all aspects of its network into the public cloud. 4. Will the cloud lower IT cost? e cloud may decrease the IT costs of an organization by allowing it to decrease capital spending on physical equipment that becomes outdated and obsolete over time. Additionally, with the cloud, a business only purchases the level of perfor mance (computing power, data storage, etc.,) that is needs today and can easily scale up or down as its needs change. Finally, the business can decrease costs by purchasing soware in a subscription format rather than having to purchase the licensing upfront and pay for renewals and maintenance. 5. With Hurricane Season approaching once again, why does cloud computing make sense for local businesses? e cloud makes sense for any business that needs to continue operating in the event of a hurricane or any disaster. Even if the business is down because it does not have electrical power to operate equipment or has sustained physical damage to its oce, the companys data is secure in the cloud. Employees not in the aected area can continue to work and the IT network continues to function. Overall downtime is limited because once power returns, employees can start working and those unaected by the storm or disaster, would be able to work continuously. For more information visit www.itcscor


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28 Whats your retirement income literacy?By: John M. Campanola, Agent New York Life Insurance Company Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Planning for retirement is a confusing process for most people. ree out of four older Americans dont really understand what they need to do to make sure that their nest eggs last through retirement. ats according to ndings from e American College of Financial Services RICP Retirement Income Literacy Survey, a comprehensive survey exploring nances in retirement. e survey asked 1,244 Americans age 60 to 75 with at least $100,000 in household assets, not including their primary residence, what they knew about protecting their nest eggs. ere were serious gaps in their knowledge. Only one in three understood the value of delaying Social Security, for example, and most underestimated the likelihood of eventually needing long-term care. ree in four failed the survey quiz entirely. Since more knowledge equals better retirement planning, boosting your retirement literacy is key. Here are four ar eas in which you can improve your retirement savvy: Social Security How long should you work? ats the big question for most people facing retirement. But only 33% of respondents understood that its more eective to work two years longer (deferring Social Security for two years) than it is to increase retirement contributions by 3% for ve years prior to retirement. For each year that you defer collecting Social Security, your benets increase by a certain percentage based on your age. Annuities Fewer than half of survey respondents recognized that a life annuity could help reduce the risk of outliving their savings. Annuities oer a guaranteed stream of income for life. (Part of the payout of an annuity is a return of the principal investment, part of it is interest on the principal investment. Access to your money in an annuity can be limited.) You create the payout plan by choosing an annuity with a lifetime payout option. Typically, the older you are when you purchase an annuity, the higher the payout rate. For a steady stream of monthly income, a xed annuity is usually preferable. Safely withdrawing from retirement accounts Just under four in 10 participants in the survey knew the amount they could aord to safely withdraw per year from a retirement account. (Its typically 4%.) Most people overestimated how much they could withdraw. Even though you might hope to earn 10% to 15% from your stock portfolio, you have to be fairly conservative in your withdrawals to make sure your money lasts for your entire retirement. Its dicult to put a good retirement plan into eect when you arent knowledgeable about the risks you may face. ats why its critical to develop a plan that will ensure youre on track for a secure future. Preparing financially for motherhood Staff report Motherhood can be one of the most exciting and rewarding journeys of a womans life. Yet, understandably, the anticipated arrival of a new baby can also be stressful, particularly when it comes to proper nancial planning to ensure the childs longterm well-being. In honor of Mothers Day, we sat down with Rachel Barzilay, CAP, CFP, CRPC, Managing Director, Wealth Management Advisor and Senior Portfolio Manager with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Boca Raton. In addition to her role as a nancial advisor, Rachel is a new mom herself. What should new parents know when it comes to budgeting for children? Most new parents realize that raising a child is expensive the latest government gures put the cost at $233,610 for the rst 18 years alone, which doesnt include college tuition or taking ination into account. Budgeting is key to managing this major life change, which I can attest to as a new mom. If youre looking to adopt a child, you also need to factor in the upfront costs associated with legal fees and counseling if you go through a private agency. If you adopt from another country, youll need to consider the travel-related costs such as airfare, lodging and meals in addition to acquiring a passport and undergoing a medical exam. How do I decide between day care or being a stay-at-home mom? Depending on where you live, day care costs today nearly rival college tuition. On the other hand, it may make more sense for you (or your partner) to stay home and raise your family. is is a very personal decision that requires thoughtful conversation and running through dierent budget scenarios with your partner. If you decide to place your child in day care, check to see if your or your partners employer oers a dependent-care exible savings arrangement (FSA) and if so take advantage of it. If you are consider ing staying at home to care for the family, be sure to conduct a thorough review of household expenses such as the mortgage and utility bills to ensure they can still be covered by one income. As a mother, how did you decide whether or not to continue working? For me personally, I knew I always wanted to stay in the workforce. I love what I do and receive a lot of satisfaction from my job, so it was important to keep this part of my life. My husband and I also wanted to send our children to daycare so they could benet from both the social interaction and the curriculum. Its also important to me that I set a positive example for my daughter (and future children) that women can be successful both in the workforce as professionals and in the home as loving mothers. How soon should I start saving for my childs future education? Its never too soon to start saving especially as tuition climbs higher almost every year on top of costs for various fees, books and housing. Consider setting up a 529 college savings plan, a Florida Prepaid plan, or a combination of the two for each child. en, arrange monthly, automated contributions that will go toward covering four years of tuition and fees by the time each child leaves home for the college campus. You might also consider asking family members, such as your childs grandparents, to contribute to the 529 savings plan in lieu of gis on special occasions.


29 Suffering from allergies? Try Salt Suite By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor About six and a half years ago, entrepreneurs and spouses Jessica and Elliott Helmer quit their jobs to pursue owning a business that could help others feel better. e concept: Salt Suite, a place where people with allergies, asthma, COPD and even those just looking to relax can visit for salt therapy. Now, the couple oversees two corporate stores and three franchise locations in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, and Fort Lauder dale. A New Jersey location is set to open this summer. Jessica Helmer said it started when a friend visited a California location and raved about the results of the salt therapy when it came to her allergies. We wondered why there werent more in the area, Helmer said. She and her husband spent the next year and a half researching the business before they decided to quit their jobs and open their own Salt Suite. Since then, they have helped 40,000 customers throughout their locations. Its been extremely rewarding, she said. We have hundreds and hundreds of testimonials. From kids not needing adenoid surgery to adults not needing their inhalers as much. People living a better quality of life. e concept is simple. Relax in a salt ther apy room for 45 minutes. Read, listen to music or curl up in a blanket and take a nap while you breathe a pharmaceutical grade salt that is blasted into microscopic particles and blown into the air. When you relax, you heal, she said. Each location has one to two rooms for adults and a childrens room. Parents can accompany their kids for free. Kids get the benet of therapy without knowing it, she said. at is because the kids room has a sandbox of salt where kids make salt angels, toys and movies. Boca Raton franchise owner Amanda Bowie was introduced to Salt Suite not long aer the Delray location opened. Her daughter was 4 at the time and suer ing from a lot of sinus infections. So, Bowie asked her pediatrician for other ways to treat her daughter besides tons of doses of antibiotics. Her doctor recommended a visit to Salt Suite. I just fell in love with it, she said. I remember leaving and saying, I wish there was one in Boca, I would go there every day. She remembered she called her husband and telling him that she liked everything about it. It helped my daughter during allergy season, she said. I dont have to get her allergy shots. When she saw the Delray location was franchising, she called to see if Boca was an option. When the Helmers said yes, she jumped at the opportunity. e Boca location celebrated its one year anniversary on April 20. Seeing all the positives eects, that makes it worth it, she said. Salt Suite is a membership based model. You can purchase individual sessions in a package of 10. e rst sessions is half-o. ere are month-to-month memberships. In the beginning, Helmer recommends coming in a few times a week and then as you need. To see the results, you have to keep it up, she said. e adult treatment room at Salt Suite is a place for relaxation. Submitted photo. Two girls play as they receive Salt Suite treatments in the Kids Room at the Boca location. Submitted photo.


30 Biz BriefsClive Daniel Home recognizes Boca Circle of Distinction winners Home furnishings retailer Clive Daniel Home recently honored the top ve sales performers from its Boca location during the second annual Circle of Distinction awards ceremony. Circle of Distinction winners for 2018 are: Fran Bernstein, ASID, NCIDQ, CAPS; Wendy Fielding, Lori Gilman, Beverly Perlin and Patti Wind. Held at the Boca Raton showroom, the dinner honored the stores highly successful sales associates and designers. Daniel Lubner, Clive Daniel CEO and President presented engraved Lucite awards to each winning associate. ese extremely talented designers and top sales professionals helped us to achieve record-breaking sales for our store, Lubber said. LoSoMo president serving on BBB board Veronica Romney, president of Boca-based LoSoMo Inc., is serving on the Better Business Bureau overseeing Southeast Florida and the Caribbean. Each BBB is directed by its local Board of Directors, to best serve consumers and businesses in the designated area of ser vice. e BBB Board of Directors is composed from dierent businesses throughout Southeast Florida, including small businesses and Fortune 500 businesses so that the expertise helps BBB better serve each part of the local economy. Had it not been for the BBB, my immigrant parents air conditioning company would have never taken o 30 years ago. ey are one of the few A-plus rated air conditioning companies in South Flor ida and their accreditation gave them the trust customers needed to work with them, said Romney whos business LoSoMo Inc. also holds an A-plus rating with the BBB. Im grateful and honored to be able to serve on the board of directors to help businesses like my parents make a dierence in their communities. Boca Woods hires new director of golf Boca Woods Country Club has hired Jason Hrynkiw as PGA Director of Golf. He comes to Boca Woods from Sarasotas Laurel Oak Country Club. Prior to his three years there, he was the head professional at Gleneagles Country Club. He competed full-time on the Canadian Pro Tour for many years, and has made appearances in PGA Tour and Web.Com events. Most recently, he was the Tournament Chairman for the Southeast Chap ter PGA and has won many South Florida PGA tournaments. Jason has been married to his wife Dawn for 22 years. ey have a daughter Victoria, 18 and son Tyler, 17. NCCI raises money for Peggy Adams Animal Rescue NCCI raised more than $4,000 during the Paws for the Cause Campaign. More than 40 NCCI employees and their pets participated in the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue Leagues 17th Annual Barry Crown Walk for the Animals. Two dogs and one cat found their forever homes when they were ultimately adopted from the Peggy Adams PetMobile. Delray DDA Executive Director named to IDA Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Laura Simon has been selected to serve on the International Downtown As sociation (IDA) Nighttime Economy Council. She will work with ve other members representing Downtown Orlando, Jacksonville, Lower Eastside NYC, Denver and Winnipeg, to create best practices for developing a nighttime economy for established, growing and emerging Downtown urban districts. Downtowner continues Aspen service Downtowner, a tech and data-focused micro-transit company, was once again awarded a contract to operate Aspens on-demand transportation service. Downtowners on-demand ride service was initially brought in to help alleviate the trac and parking issues that were plaguing downtown Aspen. e primary goal outlined by the city was to get single occupancy vehicles out of the core, and in doing so reduce congestion, increase parking turnover, improve air quality, and enhance the overall downtown experience. Downtowner has been operating its eet of 100 percent electric vehicles in Aspen for the past two years. It is very exciting to see the contract with the Downtowner service get extended in the city of Aspen. I support any microtransit system in Aspen that helps cut down on the congestion, because theres fewer cars coming into town looking for a parking space. e service is also one of the things we have done in Aspen that has received near unanimous support from the local business community. I look forward to even stronger ridership and fewer vehicles needing to park in town. said Mitch Osur, Director of Parking and Downtown Services for the City of Aspen. Lori Mutobaya, General Manager, Wendy Fielding, Lori Gilman, Patti Wind, Kerry Pouliot, Sales Manager, Fran Bernstein and Beverly Perlin. Submitted photo. NCCI employee John Mallon poses with a furry friend from the Peggy Adams PetMobile as part of NCCIs Paws for the Cause Campaign. Submitted pho to. rfntb rfntb f rfnttb ntt ntt t t ntt n nt n nt n nt n nt nfntf n rfrntftbtbrtf rfnt bnrf t nfnb


31 Food industry savvy pays off for Boca student in YEA competitionBy: Dale King Contributing Writer Experience in the food industry paid o for the winner of the seventh annual Young Entrepreneurs Academy Investor Panel competition held last month at the headquarters of Oce Depot in Boca Raton. Garret Goodman took rst place among the 31 participants competing in the event that brings to a close the annual 30-week YEA program sponsored by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. He will advance to the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Saunders Scholars Competition in Rochester, N.Y., where he will compete with students from across the United States for college scholarships. YEA, part of the Boca Chambers Golden Bell Education Foundation, guides students from grades 6 through 12 through a nine-month curriculum during which they develop life skills, generate business ideas, conduct mar ket research, write business plans and launch their own companies. eir instructors and mentors come from the local business community. Sarah Pearson, the Chambers executive vice president, said, percent of funding comes from corporate and per sonal donations. All classes are held at St. Andrews School. e competition that concludes the school year-long eort is conducted like the TV show, Shark Tank. Participants present their ideas before a panel of local industry leaders and a public audience, ultimately looking for capital to help underwrite their entrepreneurial eorts. Most participants have already laid the groundwork for their endeavors. Goodman, who was actually the nal contestant in the April 11 program, explained his plan to launch Taste Tags, a limited liability company that creates unique time-temperature labels that accurately measure the shelf life of deli meats. By changing colors over time, he said, Taste Tags clearly indicate when meat is no longer fresh. e winning entrepreneur has experience in the food industry as a restaurant worker and food blogger. He said he decided to launch this business aer witnessing extensive amounts of food waste in his own home and the restaurant where he works. Runner-up in this years competition was Anaya Shintre whose company, Air Charge, manufactures a wireless phone charger. Members of the investor panel included Eric Bucher, CEO of Call Sprout; Richard Feldman, chief corporate development ocer for TouchSuite; Eric Handis, VP and senior wealth advisor for Comerica Bank; Catherine Meehan, global business partner marketing for IBM; Justin Potts, VP of e-commerce and digital marketing for Oce Depot; Veronica Romney, president and co-founder of LoSoMo Inc. and Ed Ventrice, managing director of UBS Private Wealth Management. Ken Lebersfeld, CEO of Capitol Lighting served as master of ceremonies for the event. YEA Investor Panel Competition winner Garret Goodman gets a handshake from Kenneth Lebersfeld. Photo by Jordi Gerking. On stage, Michael Shoichet and Charlotte Silver pitch their company, Raw Rush, at the YEA Investor Panel Competition. Photo by Jordi Gerking. YEA Investor Panel member Catherine Meehan questions a competitor. Photo by Jordi Gerking. 15340 Jog Road | Ste 100 | Delray Beach, FL 33446561.495.2099 | ad-sf.comNo Dental Insurance?No Problem! Join Our Membership Club for less than $30 per month Included: Cleanings Exams Emergency Visit X-Rays Discounts on all other


32 Bocas MoBu Fusion Cafe showcases beauty of food By: Shaina Wizov Contributing Writer MoBu Fusion Cafe is a breath of fresh air to the East Boca Raton community, with its chic outdoor patio, gorgeous presentation of food and a chef with a clear culinary talent. Executive Chef Monique Buchbinder earned her degree from the French Culinary Institute in NYC, then brought her talent to South Florida where she honed her cra at Nobu in Miami. Yes, there is some irony in that the restaurant name rhymes with Nobu, but it really stems from the rst two letters of her rst and last name. Chef Monique decided to leave the commercial restaurant world and dabble into private catering and hosting dinner par ties in Manhattan, Naples and Miami. She began cooking for a man, Bruce, who moved to South Florida from New York. Her skill in the kitchen was too good to keep all to himself, so when she expressed interest in opening her own restaurant, he was right there to back her up. Bruces daughter, Brooke, is the General Manager and Marketing Director, and holds down the fort while Chef Monique makes magic in the kitchen. Since she is well-versed in cooking for individuals in their homes, she is able to cater to any and all dietary restrictions. e menu is extremely user-friendly, with labels such as P (pescatarian), L (lactose-sensitive), V (vegan), O (organic), Ve (Vegetarian, and GC (gluten-conscious), which refers to the fact that some ingredients are sourced from suppliers that the restaurant cannot vouch for. When dining at MoBu, simply let your server know about your allergens or restrictions, and Chef Monique will make any alterations that may be needed. ere a couple MoBu Must-Tries on the menu, signature items that must not be missed. e rst of which is the Avocado Pepper Stack with roasted sweet peppers, bacon onion jam, and a choice of lump crab or tuna (omit the jam for a pescatarian version). If there is one thing that Chf Monique excels at, its presentation. Her love and passion for cooking shows through her attention to detail in both plating and preparation of her food. Another dish that keeps guests coming back for more is the blackened scallops. Four beautifully plump 10/20 scallops are bathed in a citrus-butter sauce and served with a potato galette. ese two appetizers are great for sharing. e seafood is abundant at MoBu Fusion Cafe, with a lot of entre options when it comes to sh. However, once youve tried the crab-stued salmon, theres no going back. Its denitely a big enough portion to share, but aer tasting it, you may not want to. e crab stung is made with MoBus gluten-conscious breadcrumbs, with a well-balanced stung-to-salmon ratio. ere is a taste of crab in every bite of perfectly seasoned and cooked salmon. e brunch menu oers a variety of egg dishes, including three preparations of Benedicts traditional, lobster and crab cake as well as a tuna poke bowl with sushi-grade tuna loin, quinoa and brown rice, sesame seeds, avocado and cucumber. Although not a typical brunch menu item, poke bowls are a hot commodity right now, making it a welcome twist on brunch fare. Satisfying those who are vegan and/or gluten-free when it comes to dessert can prove to be a tough feat, but Chef Monique takes the challenge and runs with it. She oers a gluten-conscious chocolate cake and the Bananarama, which consists of gluten-conscious banana bread, bananas foster, fresh cut bananas, and wine cream and even better, its sweetened with Medjool dates so those looking to cut out added sugars are also taken care of! e Bananarama is also available for brunch as Banana Bread French Toast. While most French toast platters are heavy, with thick bread such as challah or brioche, MoBus is a much lighter dish, with thin bread that doesnt overwhelm the rest of the ingredients and avors. MoBu is a foodie haven, where each meal can be made dierent from the last, but the poise, presentation and preparation will never cease to amaze you. Its great for an intimate dinner date, girls night out or even a small gathering on the patio ideally on a Wednesday night when bottles of wine are half-priced. MoBu Fusion Cafe is located at 1159 South Federal Highway in Boca Raton. e restaurant is open Monday through Friday for lunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., and dinner from 5-9 p.m. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.


33 Glass artist Wiktor Borowski at Sklar Furnishings this month Staff report Meet internationally renowned glass artist Wiktor Borowski at Bocas Sklar Furnishings this month. e artist will be at the store from noon to 4 p.m. on May 27. Borowski will meet, greet and sign Glasstudio Borowski sculptures previously acquired at Sklar Furnishings and those purchased during the aernoon at the showroom and design center located at 6300 N. Federal Highway. Borowski is the owner of Glasstudio Borowski. He comes from a family of glass artists. Numerous masterpieces created by his father Stanislaw Borowski and brothers, Pawel and Stani Jan Borowski, are exhibited in renowned international galleries, private collections and museums such as the Corning Museum of Glass in New York. As our clients shop our exclusive furniture lines they customize for their homes, they are immediately smitten by Borowskis brilliant colors, magical whimsy and ingenuity they spot throughout our showroom, said Rick Howard, co-owner and president Sklar Furnishings that has long featured an extensive array of Glasstudio Borowski exclusives. ose who visit love how each Borowski piece can be become part of their daily lives, as eye-catching, purposeful home accessories as fruit bowls, vases, candle-holders and lamps or as captivating focal points in gardens or on terraces. When asked why international buyers and collectors value Borowski masterpieces and studio artistic art glass, Borowski said, ere is the completely emotional aspect: an oen quite spontaneous excitement at the wealth of ideas, the explosion of colors, this zest for life that these works embody. Every single one of them be it a master piece, one of a collection or edition is a quite special, unmistakable, life-arming art concept, unique to Borowski, and is hard to match. It is therefore all the more fascinating that each and every one of these light, bright and colorful unique pieces has undergone such a complex production process. Scenes from Savor the Avenue Not One Homeless Hungry Student Delray Beach Initiative received $3,200 from Savor the Avenue ticket sales. Submitted photo.


34 Bocas economic development report By: Jessica Del Vecchio Economic Development Manager Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers EagleEye Intelligence Headquartered in the Park at Broken Sound, EagleEye Intelligence continues to develop real time tactical solutions to help improve public safety and response times during emergency situations. EagleEye recently debuted its new Sage Campus Solution. is solution provides a common operating picture and situational awareness to both school security ocials and law enforcement during campus emergencies such as an active shooter. Boca Raton Innovation Campus Marking the largest oce sale in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties since 2016, and home to companies like, TransUnion, TwinLabs, MDVIP and Modernizing Medicine, the original IBM campus sold for $179 million. e campus, which is 1.7 million-squarefeet of oce space, sits on 123 acres in Bocas northwest corridor. e campus was 71 percent occupied at the time of the transaction. e property, which was purchased by Crocker Partners and Rialto (subsidiary of Lennar Corporation), last sold in 2015 for $129 million. Decora Acquisition Incredible news came out of the Research Park at FAU. Tech start-up Decora was acquired by CreativeDrive for $100 million. Decora creates custom content designs that are customized to their clients specic needs. Decora was founded in Brazil in 2012, and at the time of the transaction Decora was delivering over 15,000 3D product models and 7,000 digital scenes a month. Bocas Business Ranking Analytical rm WalletHub researched the demographics of 1261 municipalities across the United States to nd the best cities to start a business. e methodology analyzed three key dimensions including business environment, access to resources and business costs. Based on their research, Boca Raton ranked 28th in the country as one of the best places start a business. Quarterly Newsletter e Oce of Economic Development recently launched a quarterly newsletter and wed love to share it. To receive a copy directly in your inbox each quarter, please email us at EJS Project opens its doors to local youth in The Set By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Delray Beach native Emanuel Dupree Jackson wanted to break the cycle of being a product of his environment. And he didnt want other local teens to fall into the same path either. So, instead of waiting for someone else to step up to the plate to get involved, he did so himself. He began by mentoring local students and keeping them busy through community involvement. His eorts turned into a nonprot, the EJS Project, several years ago. e EJS Project is for kids who want to be part of a program that makes a dierence in their community, Jackson said. It gave me an outlet and its so rewarding. Now, Jackson has moved his headquarters from his kitchen table to an oe on at 700 West Atlantic Ave. He was able to move into the space thanks to a reduced $1 per year lease for two years provided by the citys Community Redevelopment Agency, which owns the property. A grand opening of the space was held last month on a Friday. e family friendly event featured music and performances from local teens in a block party style community event. Tons of community leaders and residents came out to support Jackson and his project. I am really proud, he said. e EJS Project saved me. I nally have something to hang my hat on. e program focuses on high school students. ey can stop by the oce aer school to get homework done, use the printer or just talk to Jackson. We are putting kids in a position to be better when they graduate, he said. We are connecting kids to opportunities they wouldnt have access to otherwise. e program gives kids a voice and a space to be heard. He does that by introducing them to the community they live in through volunteer projects. e group has helped with block clean ups in e Set, planted trees with local nonprot Community Greening and worked on fundraisers for larger quarterly projects. His teens helped set up for Savor the Avenue and the St. Patricks Day Parade. People call on us when its time to volunteer, he said. Currently, he will have anywhere from 25 to 30 students who drop in aer school. He has seven that are enrolled in the EJS Project cohort. is is just the start, he said. We are going to grow. Everybody calls Lee!411 EAST ATLANTIC AVENUE, STE 2OOE, DELRAY BEACH | C allL ee.COM Emanuel Dupree Jackson ocially cuts the ribbon to open the doors to his nonprot EJS Project at 700 West Atlantic Avenue. Photo courtesy of EliteStar Photography. A Delray drum line performs during the grand opening of the EJS Project. Photo courtesy of EliteStar Photography. Local youth perform during the block party grand opening of the EJS Project. Photo courtesy of EliteStar Photography.


35 REAL ESTATECrocker Partners to file suit against Boca [38]INSIDE Palm Beach County Look inside Bocas Altis [42]Passion for playgroundsBy: Jan Engoren Contributing Writer Aer their success last summer in donating and building a playground for children at the Lords Place in Lake Worth, GL Homes looked around to see where else they could make an impact. ey found a need at the Place of Hopes Boca Raton campus, where as part of their Passion for Playgrounds program, this year they are donating and constructing a playground valued at $40,000 for the residents. For us, its a labor of love, says GL spokeswoman Sarah Alsofrom. e reception was so positive from the kids at the Lords Place, that we looked around to see where else we could make a dierence. Charles Bender III, Founding CEO of the Place of Hope, a faith-based, state-licensed childrens organization providing foster care services, says, GL Homes believes in making an investment in the young people in our community. Most Place of Hope residents are between the ages of 4 and 18 and when they turn 18, they age out of the state foster care system and are eligible for their transitional housing. ey support of our transitional model of housing, he says. When the suggestion was presented to them they said, absolutely, we will help. Having the play facility has made a dierence in the lives of the 37 families and more than 60 children they serve, says Diana Stanley, CEO at the Lord s Place. e playground has become a focal point for our youth programs, says Stanley. Before the playground, our kids played in a parking lot. Despite family trauma, and being homeless, when these kids go on the playground they are children, she says. e playground has become part of our way of life. She credits GL Homes. ey are wonderful business partners thorough and committed. You can trust the project will be done right and with the spirit of giving attached to it. Features of the commercial-quality, fully-shaded, color ful playground include: a Tic-Tac-Toe panel, a double slide, a right-turn slide, bongos, a tube bridge, monkey bars and a jungle gym. Bender expects construction to begin by the end of May and the recreational equipment to be in use this summer. GL Homes has put their money where their mouth is, Bender says. Our kids are excited. Bocas Rosemurgy Properties partners in adding two new storage facilitiesStaff report Boca Raton-based Rosemurgy Properties and development partner Sentry Self Storage recently announced the completion of Sentry Self Storage in Deereld Beach and the groundbreaking for Sentry Self Storage in Hollywood. A 3-acre site at 545 South Federal Highway is the location of a new Sentry Self Storage. Renovations have been completed to repurpose the property to 93,163-square-feet of climate controlled self storage. e state-of-the-art facility has 726 units over two-stories, three freight elevators, a double bay loading dock and security gate access. Sentry Self Storage will be located at 2060 Coolidge St. e ve-story, state-of-the-art facility will be 121,000-square-feet of climate controlled self storage. e project is under construction, and completion is slated for summer 2019. We are pleased to partner once again with Sentry Self Storage to bring best-in-class developments to both Deereld Beach and Hollywood, said Alex Rosemurgy, CEO, Rosemurgy Properties. Exciting growth is occurring in both cities which is creating a strong demand for these projects. Kenneth Carlson Architect, P. A., Deereld Beach is the design rm for Sentry Self Storage in Hollywood. e project will be built by DC Construction Associates, Inc., Boca Raton. Gallo Herbert Architects, Deereld Beach, in conjunction with Kenneth Carlson Ar chitect, P. A., designed Sentry Self Storage in Deereld Beach. A rendering of the childrens playground that GL Homes donated to Place of Hopes Boca Raton campus as part of its Passion for Playgrounds program. A rendering of the new Sentry Self Storage to be built in Hollywood. Submitted photo. Sentry Self Storage in Deereld Beach is now open. Submitted photo.


36 Whats up in the real estate marketDelray realtor installed as Regional Director of RAP B+GFLR Christel Silver, Broker/Owner of Delray Beach-based Silver International Realty was recently installed as the Director of South Palm Beach for the RAPB+GFLR. e Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors (RAPB+GFLR) recently merged to become the third largest real estate association in the nation with 28,000 members. Its an honor to be a part of this group which provides consumers with real insight on the homeownership process with data accuracy and market exper tise,Silver said. Boca Woods to undergo $14.5 million renovation Boca Woods Country Club will be updating its clubhouse and adding amenities. Members approved a $14.5 million renovation that includes remodeling the clubhouse with a new porte-cochere, main lobby, connecting corridors, restrooms, meeting rooms, executive oces, and multi-use member activity areas. It also involves adding a two-story tness center and spa above a rst level golf cart stor age site. We were thrilled with a vote of over 82 percent in favor of our exciting plans for the future said Club President, Linda Fontana. e renovation is estimated to take three years, during which all club services and activities will remain ongoing. We knew it was very important to our membership that their lifestyle and all the amenities delivered daily continue uninterrupted, Fontana said. General Manager David Gourlay, CCM, CCE, CAM said the plans allow the club to double the size of the existing tness center to 12,000-square-feet. ese brick and mortar improvements will bring our facilities up to the level of our clubs two magnicent, 18 hole golf courses and eight championship tennis courts, Gourlay said. Rent oce space in Bocas Saber Centre I Looking for oce space in Boca Raton with golf course views? Check out Saber Centre I, a 101,347-square-foot oce building in Boca Raton, with views of the Old Course at Broken Sound. Cushman & Wakeeld has been named the exclusive leasing advisor for the six-story, Class A oce building. John Criddle and Joseph Freitas of Cushman & Wakeeld were hired by G&C Sabre Investors, LLC, an aliate of Pompano Beach, FL-based real estate investment group Grover Corlew. Criddle and Freitas were selected to reposition and rebrand Saber Centre I as the Grover Corlew team is months away from nishing a complete lobby, common area and elevator modernization. e high-oor penthouse vacancy at Saber Centre I oers over 17,500 square feet of sweeping golf course views making it one of the most unique corporate locations in Boca Raton, Freitas said. Oce space at Saber Centre I is available from $18 to $22 NNN with a notable tenant roster that includes BSN, IBM, IWS, Ring Central and Education Dynamic. e Park at Broken Sound is one of the few active, mixed-use inll development sites in South Florida with more than 1,000 new multifamily units and 65,000-square-feet of new retail space, Criddle said. Given Saber Centre Is wide range of availabilities, premium nishes and a tightening Palm Beach County Class A oce market, we believe the building is uniquely positioned to capitalize upon the parks revitalization and active Boca Raton marketplace. Delray mortgage bankers arrange nancing for Orlando shopping center Delray Beach-based Dockerty Romer & Co. have arranged permanent mortgage nancing for an Orlando retail center. Nancy and Bob Dockerty arranged the $33 million deal for Dellagio Town Center. e center is nearly 110,000-squarefeet that is 96 percent leased to restaurants including Flemings, Bravo, Dragony, Urbain 40 and Big Fin Seafood adjacent to a residential community. Dockerty Romer & Co. worked on behalf of their client Concorde Group Holdings LLC to arrange the acquisition nancing. Citi Global Markets provided a $28 million senior mortgage, and Morrison Street Capital provided a $5 million mezzanine loan. Dockerty commented that, both lenders worked together providing an excellent debt structure which allowed our client to execute on their business plan of acquiring this highly sought aer asset. HFF represented the seller, Blackstone. Lang Realty names Director of Information Technology Lang Realty recently named Danny Katz the Director of Infor mation Technology for the company. I specialize in bringing technology to the real world, and especially in making it relevant to Realtors in saving them time and money, said Katz, a Florida Realtors faculty member. My background and experience as an agent, combined with my years of experience working with Realtors as a trainer, helps me bring practical and cutting edge tools to our team. Prior to joining Lang, Katz was a Realtors Property Resource (RPR) contract trainer for the National Association of Realtors, covering much of the state of Florida from Orlando to Miami, both east and west coasts. For more information visit www.langre or call 561-989-2100. CRE Florida Partners completes Boca Raton oce building sale Senior managing partners Michael Rauch and Tom Robertson with CRE Florida Partners recently represented the owners MDS Builders in the sale of an oce building located in the Boca Raton Professional Plaza. e two-story building, 301 Crawford Blvd., sold for $2.7 million, $180 per square foot. Built in 1979, the 15,000-square-foot building is completely occupied and recently updated and renovated. e property has a solid mix of local, well established tenants, very low deferred maintenance and a class A location, making it an attractive purchase, Rauch said.


37 Venus Williams puts touch on Royal Palm Polo Clubhouse Staff report Tennis star and interior designer Venus Williams has put the nishing touches on the interior of the clubhouse at Royal Palm Polo. Her company V Starr Interiors completed the interiors for the Residents Club that will be the new centerpiece of the Royal Palm Polo community built by Toll Brothers in Boca Raton. e Royal Palm Polo clubhouse design is a play on classic Boca Raton style with a modern edge. It is highlighted by sophisticated colors and furnishings, said Williams, Principal and CEO of V Starr Interiors. e double height entryway of the clubhouse is a portal to the main space that features parquet wood oors, artistic lighting and transitional millwork details. Pops of color are incorporated in the pillows and decorative accessories to accent the furnishings while abundant windows add life and energy throughout. e spaces within the clubhouse include a social room with a replace, catering kitchen, dining area, appointed mens and womens pool bathrooms that feature locker, shower, and dressing areas, and a state-of-the-art tness center. Specialty nishes and features throughout the clubhouse include a venetian plaster clad replace, mosaic tile, antique mirrors and a tness mural by local artist Jerey Noble of Nicen Easy. V Starr Interiors also custom designed three showcase pedestals and carefully selected the sculptures within each of them. is is V Starrs rst partnership with Toll Brothers. Royal Palm Polo oers home designs priced from the upper $900,000s to over $1.5 million with oor plans ranging in size from 3,500 to 7,000-square-feet. e recently opened, 5,000-square-foot Residents Club features a tness center with state-of-the-art equipment and free weights, a resort-style swimming pool and spa with cabanas, lighted,HARTRUclay tennis courts, social room with a catering kitchen, locker rooms, and a pickleball/basketball court. To learn more, visit Royal Palm Polo at 2703 NW 71Blvd. in Boca Raton, call 561-241-5252or visit RoyalPalmPolo. com Boca Raton Innovation Center sold to Crocker Partners Staff report e former home of IBM, now known as the Boca Raton Innovation Center, has a new owner. e 1.8 million-square-foot campus which is located on 125 acres was acquired through a joint venture between Bocas Crocker Partners and New York-based Rialto Capital and Siguler Gu. While the purchase price was not disclosed, industry website Real Capital Analytics estimated the acquisition price to total $179.3 million. With the purchase, Crocker Partners Boca Raton portfolio equals 2.9 million square feet, accounting for 25 per cent of the citys oce inventory. Overall, the company owns more than 6.3 million square feet of Class A oce space in the state. Boca Raton Innovation Campus is an important economic contributor to the City anda solid t for our portfolio. As long-term owners, we intend to see that BRIC is well positioned to attract a new generation of companies, said Crocker Partners Managing Partner Angelo Bianco. e company plans to upgrade to existing buildings and campus amenities, he said. e campus was developed in the 1960s as IBMs North American Research and Development facility. Currently, it is 73 percent occupied with major tenants including Bluegreen Vacations Corporation, Johnson Controls Security Solutions f/k/a Tyco Integrated Security, TransUnion, MDVIP and Modernizing Medicine. Bianco said BRIC is unique with its campus environment, iconic Marcel Breuer-designed Y-shaped buildings, prime location at the nexus of I-95 and Tri-Rail, and mission critical infrastructure. e buildings, constructed to withstand category 5 hurricanes, also have full standby generator back up. With expansive column-free oorplates and 16-foot ceiling height, BRIC gives companies a workplace setting and strong value alternative to locating on multiple oors in a Class A high-rise, he said. BRIC amenities include a private shuttle to Tri-Rail, a dining marketplace, confer ence centers, accredited day care center, lawn, lake, walking trails, tness center and nearby retail. Crocker Partners introduced Boca Ratons rst Class A oce tower and its rst suburban mixed-use center in the mid-1980s, and developed Mizner Park, the catalyst for Boca Ratons downtown revitalization. Crocker Partners current Boca Raton holdings include e Plaza, One Town Center and One Boca Place oce towers and the mixed-use Boca Center. New York-based Eastdil Secured represented the BRIC sellers San Francisco-based Farallon Capital Management and New York-based Next Tier HD, led by its Atlanta-based team of Mike McDonald, Kennedy Hicks and Joe Gibson. Royal Palm Polo Residents Club front entrance. Photo courtesy of Roberto Gonzales Photography. Royal Palm Polo Residents Club exterior. Photo courtesy of Roberto Gonzales Photography. Venus Williams worked on the interior nishes of the Royal Palm Polo Residents Club. Photo courtesy of Roberto Gonzales Photography. A look inside the Royal Palm Polo Residents Club. Photo courtesy of Roberto Gonzales Photography.


38 Bocas Crocker Partners notifies city of plans to file $137 million suit By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Alleging delays, inaction and restriction of development rights, Crocker Partners has placed the city of Boca Raton on notice of its plans to le a $137 million lawsuit over its inability to proceed with the proposed Midtown redevelopment project. e Boca Raton-based development group owns three properties in the area that is slated for redevelopmentthe Boca Center, One Town Center and e Plaza. Last month, Crocker managing partner Angelo Bianco sent three notices to the city, representative of the companys three properties, stating its intent to le a suit under the Bert Harris Act. Crocker Partners says it has spent more than two years and more than $1 million toward redeveloping its properties on the site by the Town Center Mall on Military Trail. We want to invest in our community, Bianco said. is is our home and we can make this a fantastic village within our community. e Midtown project would possibly add up to 2,500 units creating a true Planned Mobility District, which the city designated in 2010. Crocker Partners is just one of the many property owners involved in the Midtown project. Crocker Partners alleges the city has delayed consideration of zoning regulations needed to move forward with the project in its lings multiple times. I had no choice, he said of ling the notice to sue. Much of the suit, if it is ocially led, will focus on a January meeting where council members voted to require Midtown g o through a small area plan. Crocker viewed the decision as a stalling tactic and another way to delay the project again because a small area plan has not been required of any of the other planned mobility districts in the city. Clearly, at that point, I realized the direction of he city was not to allow any development, Bianco said. He said the lawsuit is a no-win situation for him. If he wins, he knows the suit will cost the taxpayers millions and if he loses, his investors will be out money. But, he said he was le no choice but to le the notice. e law requires a 150 day period before a lawsuit under the Bert Harris Act is ocially adopted.


39 The Keyes Company unites with Illustrated Properties in Delray BeachLeading real estate powerhouses to operate under one roof Staff report e Keyes Company, Floridas largest independently owned real estate rm and a Top 25-ranked rm in the entire United States, will join forces with the luxury real estate focused Illustrated Properties (IPRE) team under one roof in Delray Beach. Operations for both rms will continue during renovations at the Keyes Delray Beach branch located at 610 East Atlantic Avenue. Plans for a new luxury oce at IPREs 700 East Atlantic Avenue location will begin this month and are scheduled for completion during the third quarter of 2018. Our mission is to provide buyers with the top-notch quality experience we have oered for over nine decades at Keyes and ve decades at Illustrated Properties, said Keyes President and CEO Mike Pappas. Working under one roof will allow Keyes and IPRE associates to closely collaborate and continue to help buyers make one of the most important decisions of their lives. In July 2016, Keyes and IPRE announced the completion of a merger between the two companies, which continue to operate under their existing brands. Following the merger, the companies have in excess of 1,100 Sales Associates in Palm Beach County and produce double the volume of their closest competitor. In 2017, Keyesgenerated more than $6.2 billion in real estate servicesacross its Family of Companies. Together, IPRE and Keyes have global reach as a Founding Member and Shareholder of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Mortgage, title, insurance, and property management needs can all be managed in-house, allowing us to close your deal with speed and eciency. With 79 oces and more than 3,000 agents, the companies continue to grow as the No. 1 real estate brand in Palm Beach County while maintaining the culture of a family-owned business.


40 Future problems facing buyers and sellersBy: Christel Silver Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Rising home prices combined with higher interest rates and a lack of inventory are the most critical concerns facing buyers today. e Baby Boomers are in their retirement years which will have an eect on the housing market. ere is also an increasing demand for multifamily senior housing. By 2030, 19 percent of Americans will be over the age of 65.eir needs are diverse because of nancial situations and lifestyle expectations. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist of the National Association of Realtors in Washington, D.C. said,People need to focus on the fact that we have a major housing shortage in this country. Students are graduating with huge student loan debts, which makes it much harder for them to buy their rst home, even if they nd a good paying rst job.Some are moving back with their parents to save some money. Even if they didnt have student loans, the aordability problem remains. Markets where prices have soared make buying a home problematic. Once able to buy, they do have a demand for green homes. Young home shoppers are energy-conscious. ey are looking to reduce their monthly bills, but are also concerned about overall energy consumption. Smart homes are on the rise and this trend will grow. Building Codes will change. Last year California passed a law that rooop solar panels be installed on all new single-family homes and low-rise multi-family buildings to oset the expected annual electricity use. So the initial cost may be higher but then there is saving on the electricity. e new tax law has an impact on homeowners who live in high taxed areas. e limit of deducting real estate taxes will be a hardship for many sellers. On the other hand, we might see a shi of some owners selling their homes in high taxed areas and moving to a lower taxed area. e tendency to work from home will change the commercial leasing industry.Less room is needed.And thats only going to become more common as the workforce gets younger and they are more comfortable with the technology of working remotely. e same is true for the remote shoppingfewer store fronts will be necessary in the future. ere is a new trend for adult dorm or co-living projects.I was introduced to this concept in Europe and have seen projects here also. Each resident has their own space, but the common elements are being concept is especially interesting in downtown areas, which is overpriced for many buyers. Marketing will be (is) changing: 77 percent of home buyers prefer to take a virtual reality tour before actually looking at homes and 62 percent prefer to work with an agent oering this tool. Do not forget the unconventional nancing option, including purchasing real estate with Bitcoin. It has happened already.Using Bitcoin for the purchase creates a similar problem as with exchanging international currency. e rate is uncertain.ese digital currencies are not part of the global banking community and at this time are unregulated. e advancing technology about articial intelligence (AI) will change life as we know it including real estate. ese AI computers will be used to identify trends and opportunities. About Christel Silver Christel Silver is a full time Broker/Owner of Silver International Realty servicing the East Coast of South Florida. e National Association of Realtors (NAR) President appointed her (20102014) and again for 2018 as the Presidents Liaison to Germany. Christel is a Certied International Property Specialist (CIPS), and a certied speaker teaching CIPS classes. For more information visit www. an expert: Your HOA questions By: Harris B. Katz, Esq. Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Q: We recently had a new board elected at my homeowners association (HOA) community and an issue has arisen in that they are now attempting to limit a resident from speaking to only two items on the agendaunnished business and new businessand are not allowing any other resident comments. ey justify this by stating in their Resolution that Florida Statute 720 allows for the adoption of written rules governing frequency, duration and other manner of member statements. I am not an attorney, but I believe this in violation of the law. Am I correct? D.K., Boca Raton A: Confusion regarding the number of times and the length of time that a member of an HOA can speak is very common. Florida Statute 720.303(2) (a) of the Florida Homeowners Association Act (the Act) grants each member of the HOA the right to speak at board meetings and at certain types of committee meetings with reference to all designated items. However, the statute also grants the board the option to adopt reasonable written rules related to the right of members to speak at meetings as well as the duration of the comments. Signicantly, while that section of the Act is silent on the topic of setting a minimum time period for members to speak at board meetings, there are two other provisions of the Act which specially grant the members a minimum amount of time to speak at board meetings, neither of which relates to speaking at regular board meetings. Specically, if the meeting of the board was convened pursuant to the boards receipt of a petition signed by 20 percent of the total membership designating specic items to be discussed, then Statute 720.303(2)(d) grants the members the right to speak for at least three minutes. In addition, if the meeting is considered a members meeting, such as an annual meeting, then Statute 720.306(6) also grants the members the right to speak for a minimum of three minutes on items opened for discussion or included on the agenda. us, it appears that the Legislature intended to give a board discretion as to setting time limits on members comments at regular or special meetings of the board, but limited discretion relating to other specic types of meetings as outlined above. You should speak to an attorney who is experienced in community association law if you have concerns about your HOA boards adherence to the rules and/or Florida law. Harris B. Katz, Esq.., is Managing Partner, Boca Raton, of the Law Firm Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross, PLLC. 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42 Altman Companies celebrate 50 years, open of Altis of Boca RatonStaff report Altman Companies recently marked 50 years of business by debuting Altis Boca Raton, a luxury, mid-rise apartment community. e project is a six-story, LEED-certied community with 398 apartments that are a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom units located in Park Place. Apartments feature quartz countertops, designer European styled cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Spa-inspired bathrooms feature dual-vessel sink vanities, walk-in showers, spa tubs and upgraded energy-ecient lighting. e community oers high-end amenities including a private spa with blowout bar, plunge pool and tness center Sculpt, which has an interactive Fitness on Demand system, free weights and cardio machines. Poolside there is an outdoor kitchen pavilion with a pizza oven and grill. All along, our focus has been to create a development that would be a real credit to Boca Raton and provide a valued longterm asset for our company and investor partners, and most important, provide an exceptional living experience for our residents, CEO and Chairman Joel Altman said. e complex overlooks the East course at Broken Sound Golf & Country Club. Altis Boca Raton is located at 5500 North Military Trail. For more information on the community and leasing opportunities, check out MERIDIAN DELRAY 335 SE 6th Ave #405 rfntb $2,900 PARKLAND GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB nnbffn$1,219,000 ST. GEORGE 1030 Phillips Rd.nrrbnfr$579,900 ISLAND BREEZE 1931 NE 2nd St.fbftbrfftfn$325,000 LAKESHORE 161 N Lakeshore Dr.bbtftbtbbrb$299,000 CAMBRIA PARC 13013 Anthorne Lnbfbnbr $340,000 also for rent $2,150 OCEAN CITY LOFTS 185 NE 4th Ave #203bnrrfbb$3,300 Allyson Sullivan is the Downtown Delray specialist for 15 years nobody knows downtown real estate better than Allyson!Allyson Sullivan561-573-8883 AllysonSL@hotmail.comwww.allysonsullivan.com900 East Atlantic Ave #16B Delray Beach, FL 33483


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44 Retire, live in paradise The South Florida promiseBy: Karen Laurence Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Catering to the retiring population is what South Florida does best. ere is no shortage of choices that range from new housing developments to more established communities to senior homes (independent to assisted living) and of course, the single family home. In fact, these buyers for new construction, are courted by the builders, who entice them through the promise of an active lifestyle. e renters are courted for the independent living to assisted living complexes that are being constructed at a rapid pace. e major builders usually have at least one community that caters to the 55 year olds in each section of the state that they build in. e communities can range from 350 homes to over 1,000. e typical client is looking to buy a second or vacation home. Or just the home of their dreams. If it can be bought, within their budget, why not buy it before retirement, use it for a vacation home, and then a permanent retirement home. Having clubhouses and activities allows the active adult to stay young while retired/and or on vacation. ey are kept busy with many activities ranging from Golf to Tennis, Pickleball, Canasta, Mah Jong, and of course Bingo. ere is usually a pool, spa, sometimes a restaurant and many social clubs based on the interests of the population residing there. Universal design is used so that it will adapt to the needs of the resident, making it possible to remain in this home as they age. Devel opers are starting to use features in the home to ca ter to the age at home concept such as large tubs, front control ranges and low or zero entry thresholds that will better accommodate the aging active adult. e Baby Boomers are the largest group of retiring adults. Most of them wish to remain in their homes if possible and not go to the independent or assisted living facilities. at is not always possible. ere is a denite need for this type of living. ese facilities are growing in number as some of the older population cannot make it on their own or wish to have their meals cooked for them. Having chef-prepared meals is very important as well as a 24/7 reception area. ere are nurses round the clock, gym trainers, and the sta to cater to most whims. Recreational facilities as well as the pool and gyms, make them also a luxury lifestyle that is very attractive. Here they make friends instead of staying alone at home. One is usually nicer than the next, oering concierge services, spas, sur round-sound theaters, and some have cafes for wine and beer. Most of these are a monthly rental, though there are some for purchase. More homeowners are carrying mortgages into their retirement. Some do it for necessity, while others for tax reasons. e mortgage can be planned, through acceler ated payments to end at a certain time to coincide with other retirement venues such as annuities. Even many wealthy persons pay o their mortgages prior to pur chasing their last home which is usually bought for cash. e 55 plus market is going strong in South Florida. You can pick and choose amenities at your home, or get cared for at a senior living facility being close to your family, as there are many to choose from in Palm Beach County. You are never far from shopping or restaurants, living on your own or taken by shuttle bus. Karen Laurence is a sales associate with e Keyes Company. She is a Technical Real Estate Instructor, Real Estate Agent and Certied Luxury Agent. 516-524-3953. Spring cleaning part 2: Digging deeper, its worth the effort By: Cheryl Adelman Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Home Oce Eliminate non oce items. Move those things to where they belong! De-clutter what is le. Be sure to check your tech. Re-route wires, update your tech set up. If you have not already done so, acknowledge that it is 2018, and attend to your les accordingly. en, purge the drawers, desktop, shelves, bookcase. Now, Clean. Set up the tools you use most, closest to you. Photos, Music, Digital Clutter I found experts to help us. Digital Photos: https://www.lilblueboo. com/2012/11/how-to-organize-andprint-years-worth-of-photos.html Physical Photos: https://www.lifestor nize-photos-get-started/ Music: blog/organization/need-organize-photos-get-started/ How to Spring Clean your Digital Clutter to Protect Yourself, spring-clean-digital-clutter-protect/ Pantry Empty everything. Yes, you have to. Clean the shelves. Replace liners. Set aside expired items. Categorize remaining items into similar use groups. Separate items you use most from those you use least. Donate what youll never use. (Expired and unwanted items can be emptied, so jars can be recycled or repurposed.) Putting things away Set up a snack basket for the kids, and easy to reach spot for their drinks. A see-through, overthedoor organizer can be used for small items that tend to get lost. Save space by using wire baskets, nd items easily with see through plastic containers, labeled jars, lazy Susan, spice steps, etc. Use up older foods rst by placing them in front. AC Whats more important to Floridians than our air conditioners? DIY maintenance is possible. Youll have to turn the unit o for 1/2 a day, yikes! But youll experience increased eciency, decreased costs, greater longevity of the unit. Heres how... Playroom Bloggers, organizing moms share information that is realistic, and have ideas that are inexpensive and attainable. For the playroom they suggest, dont expect perfection, dont label, not even with pictures until toys get more intricate, and my favorite, rotate toys. Roof Do not overlook caring for your roof. Probably the biggest ticket item for homeowners, the roof is vulnerable to damage from our severe weather. Check for leaks, which can also cause secondary damage. Check for mildew and algae, which can be caused by trees.Trim trees and pressure wash mildew and algae. Hobbies Love beadwork? Enamored with mosaics? Do you display Holiday decorations year round? Keep your hobby space organized with clear jars, hooks, magnets, labels, shelves, containers, more labels! orating/clean-and-organize/organize-cra-and-hobby-materials A tip for golfers How to organize golf clubs: http://golips. html Some clutter free hobbies are dancing, yoga, walking, writing, music; listening or playing, reading, birdwatching, meditation, museums, volunteering. Hobbies are good for us, adding quality, health and happiness! Cheryl Adelman, Home Organizer, Owner, Organize In A Day, umbtack Top Pro 2017, Writer-Columnist-Speaker, 609287-3119, or


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48 Eagles Landing Middle student raising money for sensory classroom By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Seventh grader Kylie Cohen knows what it is like to be someones only friend. e 13-year-old student is a student intern in a special needs classroom at Eagles Middle Landing. She sees how the students struggle and also how they ourish. To help encourage more positive breakthroughs for the nine students in the class, she is raising $10,000 to purchase more sensory friendly resources for the classroom. e room is equipped with special chairs which are used as a reward, soundproof headphones for children with sensitives to noise and special brushes that help with touch. We need more, she said of the sensory items that help these children learn in a space they are comfortable in. e goal is to have new kids come in next year and see this whole new environment and have the kids who have already been here have a total change and new experience. She said students abilities range and many are lower functioning. Some have autism, others Down Syndrome. ese items suit everybodys needs. She began working with special needs students last year. In her sixth grade art class there was a student with special needs and she sat in the front of the classroom with him and helped out. Her interest in helping continued over the summer when she volunteered with the special needs program at the JCC summer camp as a counselor in training. She signed up for the intern role as her one hour elective period. She helps the teacher le paperwork and sits one-on-one with the students and helps with their lessons. For most of them, I am their only friend, she said. I sit and talk with them. ey like having the attention. She got the idea to raise money for the class at the beginning of the year. Principal Joe Peccia jumped on board and they lmed a video explaining the project. It is uploaded on YouTube and discusses how the students benet from the sensory resources. It feels really rewarding, Cohen said of her time in the special needs classroom. Especially when the kids have a breakthrough, saying one of their rst words or hugging someone for the rst time. Its always really rewarding. For more information, visit https://www. To donate, https://www.nditfunditorida. com/palmbeach/grant/2461-29716/ Eagles Landing Middle seventh grader Kylie Cohen is a student intern in a special needs classroom at her school where she is raising $10,000 to purchase more sensory items. Photo courtesy of Kylie Cohens YouTube fundraising video. Eagles Landing Middle seventh grader Kylie Cohen is a student intern in a special needs classroom at her school where she is raising $10,000 to purchase more sensory items. Photo courtesy of Kylie Cohens YouTube fundraising video.Bringing comedic social awareness to the stage Brand with local roots addresses national issuesBy: Shawn Johnson Lynn University contributing student writer Comic Cure, a social for-profit brand established in 2015, continues to unify the community around important causes through laughter. The family owned business works with nonprofit organizations to create awareness and bring attention to pressing issues. Using comedy as a platform, the non-profits are given the opportunity to address needs within their local areas. There is a lot of need in our communities that just is not being addressed, said Benjamin Leis, managing director. Most of the time, nonprofits are under-resourced. We create a platform for these organizations to receive the attention they need and deserve. Comic Cure hosts events across the U.S., with shows occurring in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and South Florida. They have worked with numerous nonprofits locally, including Women in the Visual Arts, Place of Hope, the Downtown Church of Boca and many others. We try to be intentional about our nonprofit partners, Leis said. We theme our shows and then try to identify organizational partners that would maximize and benefit the most from the event. At their recent United We Stand-Up show at the Mizner Park Comedy Club, comedians from the U.S. Armed Forces were featured, with proceeds benefiting local veteran groups. In addition, Comic Cure hosts multiple other themed shows in Boca, including Floridas Funniest Female as well as their annual political roast. While Mizner Park is our first comedy club, all three shows we have hosted there have sold out, Leis said. We thought Boca would be a great place for Comic Cure and it has certainly proven itself thus far. Moving forward, the humor-oriented fixture hopes to grow its impact locally. Having worked with more than 100 non-profits and 1200 comedians, Comic Cure has established an agency to connect causes with their comedians. If we have a cancer organization, for example, we want our agency to pair them with a comedian who has been closely touched by [the disease], Leis said. We just want these organizations to benefit as we introduce humor. With the use of comedy, Comic Cure has helped further the mission of nonprofit organizations while also strengthening nationwide dialogue on compelling topics. A Comic Cure audience laughs during a perfor mance. Photo courtesy of JC Ridley. Preacher Lawson of Americas Got Talent per forms during a Comic Cure show. Photo courtesy of Chef Ito.




50 50 Ocean has new executive chef, new menu offerings By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Delrays 50 Ocean Executive Chef omas Opt Holts dishes have stories beyond the avors they tell your palette. Like how the sh dip was perfected during Hurricane Irma with leover frozen sh, the chicken liver mousse is his aunts recipe and the Carolina Gold Rice featured with the shrimp toue has a history that dates back to the start of when South Carolina led the country as the largest rice producer. ese items along with a duck cont empanada, updated shrimp cocktail with homemade cocktail sauce and a Kurobuta Pork chop dish are all part of a new menu the restaurant recently debuted. Weve kept our most popular items, but added an extra element of excitement, Chef Opt Holt said. As always, the emphasis is on sustainable ingredients as well as locally sourced produce, meat and seafood. Many vegetables and micro-greens are sourced locally from places like Swank Farm in Loxahatchee. Several dishes are gluten free. Chef Opt Holt shines with sauces. His homemade cocktail sauce takes tomatoes from start to a sauce that should be bottled. With a meyer lemon granite mixed into the tomato, the play on lemon merged with the tomato taste is a winning combination. His homemade green goddess dressing on top the Little Gem Wedge salad pairs well with the homemade goats milk ricotta cheese. Sauce isnt the only homemade menu item to shine. His inhouse jumbo ravioli was a sweet surprise. Stued with duck cont, g and caramelized onion, the pasta was rich and sweet. Topped with a gorgonzola cream that added some salt, one piece of the jumbo ravioli was more than enough. New seafood entrees include a salmon dish on top of a blue corn Johnny cake, a smokey shrimp toue with gator andouille and swordsh. Of the two new meat oerings, the halfday braised lamb shank and the pork chop, the pork was the way to go. With a quinoa spatzle, the dish was avorful and llings. Chef Opt Holt said his Chicago roots come through with the dish. Boca teen receives international award for work on Delray barrier-free playground project By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Ava Goldstone started as a volunteer for the Palm Beach County Miracle League, a nonprot that organizes a baseball league for kids with disabilities. Soon, she will leave a permanent mark not only on the memories of the kids she helps, but in the Delray Beach park where the games take place. e 18-year-old Boca Raton resident helped turn an idea to add a Boundless Dreams Playground to Miller Park into a reality. e playground is slated to be open on May 19. She was recognized for her involvement with the Miracle League recently by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, which awarded her the 2018 CARTER Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy award. e CARTER Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy honors a young person with a proven record of exceptional generosity who demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and whose philanthropy encourages others to engage on a community, national, and/or international level. I feel so fortunate to be recognized by the Association for Fundraising Professionals for my role in bringing the Boundless Dreams Playground to fruition, she said. Once built, Boundless Dreams will be a hub of energy and excitement for my community. Michael Nilsen, Vice President, Communications & Public Policy Association of Fundraising Professionals said Goldstone was just want the panel of judges was looking for in a candidate t for the award. She was exceptional, he said. e youth awards are always hard to judge. e stories are inspirational. Nielsen said the judges were impressed by her goal to bring the playground to the park. She had a plan, had a vision, he said. Its just extraordinary. It really shows what young people can do. Goldstone was a guest at a Miracle League game a few years ago. I was sitting in the stands and some force, greater than anything I can explain, drew me onto the eld, she recalled. I met this little boy, Aiden. We walked the bases together. I helped him out of his special chair and he walked them for the very rst time. She began helping as a volunteer buddy. She then secured an internship with the nonprot and helped organize the rst annual Dinner on the Diamond, a fundraising event, which ultimately raised $60,000. It was when she noticed the inability of the Miracle League kids to play on a playground in the park before or aer their games that gave her the idea to help with another project, a barrier free playground. It broke my heart to watch these kids have a sense of dejection because they physically couldnt play, she said. So, the fundraising for the playground began. e goal: to raise $210,000. rough events like a mini-golf fundraiser, selling a calendar of Miracle League children in action and working with Miracle League sta to apply for grants from Womens Impact 100 and the Mens Impact 100, which awarded Boundless Dreams $100,000 and $50,000, respectively, Goldstone was determined to raise enough money for the playground. It was her participation in the Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank, a Shark Tank-style program, where she presented her project to four community philanthropists in front of a live audience, that she was awarded the top grant totaling $15,000. Two other philanthropists in the audience saw her presentation and were so inspired that they invited her to submit requests for funding.She made in-person presentations to both of these philanthropists (one foundation and one individual), and received two grants totaling $40,000reaching her nal fundraising goal. She said it was her mentor Vicki Pugh who helped her through the tank process and who recommended her for the award. She attended the international convention last month in New Orleans where she received the honor and spoke to the group. PRINGA T THEL O T S T O S E E A N D D O Ages 514 Weekly Camps or Summer-long Programs!ZOO CAMP 561-547-WILD (9453) Ava Goldstone accepting a 2018 CARTER Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy award. Photo courtesy of Ava Goldstone.


51 rff nrtbfrrrrfr rfn rf nnt rb rr nrr rr nbr rnrr rb r t r rfntb rffrntr bfn rrff tft Habitat, Delray Beach, local businesses team up for Rock the BlockStaff report Ten Delray Beach homes were spruced up thanks to a partnership between Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County, the city of Delray Beach and local businesses and service organizations. Part of the neighborhood revitalization con cept, the Rock the Block event brought together community members and businesses that revitalized a house of their own. Sponsors helped raise $2,500 to underwritethe construction materials, tools, paint and painting equipment and landscaping costs and brought out volunteers to do the work on 10 homes within a three block radius. Presenting Rock the Block Home Sponsors brought out employees or members -totaling 250 volunteers -to transform their actual Rock the Block home together as a team while working alongside thehomeowner. Homes were identied and qualied based onthe homeowners nancial need. Homeowners ranged from seniors, veterans, people with disabilities or health issues to families with young children who live in Delray Beach and own theirhomes. Onsite work was led by Habitats team of construction professionals and crew including, Habitat Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator Crystal Spears and Crew Leader Partners from Home Depots Team Depot. To preparethe selected homes forthe big day of impact, volunteer groups spent the entire month of March doing the advance priming and preparations. e 2018 Rock the Block Presenting Home Sponsors were Apple Inc.; Assurance Power Systems; Connected Warriors, Inc.; Cosmetic Solutions; Delray Beach Community Improvement; MotionPoint Corporation; Shamrock Restoration; Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc.; Wells Fargo and Ziree ai and Sushi. Supported by long-time Program Sponsors Delray Beach CRA, Home Depot, Sunower Landscaping and new partner House of Ladders, the day was powered by food donated from Anthonys Coal Fired Pizza and refreshments served by the City of Delray Beach Police Department. Overthe past 29 years, thousands of individuals have worked together to paint more than 200 houses for low-income residents in Delray Beach. Partnering with Habitat is an excellent way to achieve corporate social responsibility and service organization missions while making a lasting impact, said HFHSPBC Chief Development Ocer Kari Oeltjen.Rock the Block is just one opportunity of many that HFHSP BC oers in which Presenting Home Sponsors can bond while participating together in helping to revitalize or build safe, aordable homes while strengthening whole communities. Volunteers from local businesses work on revitalizing homes in Delray Beach with help from Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County and the city. Submitted photo. Delray Beach Commissioner Bill Bathurst, Delray City Manager Mark R. Lauzier and Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County Chief Development Ocer Kari Oeltjenat Rock the Block. Submitted photo. TEAM APPLE at Delrays Rock the Block event, which spruced up 10 homes. Submitted photo.


52 Happy Mish-Mash Day! An ode to mothersBy: Kate Teves Archivist of the Delray Beach Historical Society Special to the Delray Newspaper More oen than not, history books depict mothers as either strong and fearless or weak and nervous. ey are either seless or they are selsh, loving or lack ing. Rarely are they individuals with any kind of complexity. at is reserved for men. It would have been a luxury in early Delray for a woman to t into one of these at categories. But most people were more than just one thing at once. If a woman wanted to eat, she had to work the elds, and if she wanted lace, she had to make it. If she wanted a road, she had to build it, and if she wanted a pie, she had to bake it. At one moment she raved about her little community, and at another she cursed it. In short, Delrays early history is full of mish-mashed mothers who were never one-dimensional. Our archive of Delrays rst-person accounts reveal complex women who can sometimes infuriate you with their contradictions. At the Delray Beach Historical Society, we try to remind our visitors of the rich complexity of the past, and hopefully, in turn, of the present. Maybe its ok to have an identity that doesnt totally t together, or to be a mom who is a little bit of this and a little bit of that. To all the moms out therethe older moms, the younger moms, the adoptive moms, and the foster momswe wish you all a very happy Mish-Mash Day. Delray Beach Historical Society is located at 3 NE 1st Street. History Exhibits & Museum Tours open ursday -Sat urday, 11a.m.-3 p.m. 561-274-9578. Atlantic Community High students inducted into honor society Staff reportLast month, 96 Atlantic Community High School students were inducted as new members into the National Honor Society. Students in 10th and 11th grade were invited to apply based on GPA. Applications required two teacher recommendations and an essay. Members are required to participate in service activities like Sea Angels, Miracle League of Palm Beach County, e Walk to End Alzheimers, and Spady Fest. Members also provide aer school tutoring to their peers. e society is a student-led organization. is years ocers are: Leo Karp president; Sahil Reddy vice president; Karen Lee senior recording secretary; Vinayak Kawatra corresponding secretary; Jordan Kahn treasurer; Saima Haque historian; Meescha Cooper junior recording secretary; and Marissa Kingham faculty advisor. Atlantic High wins seventh annual Brain Bee competition Staff report An Atlantic High school trio took home the rst place prize at the seventh annual Brain Bee. e Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience hosted the contest. Students were challenged on topics including learning and memory, emotion, sensation, movement, aging, neurobiology, brain anatomy and neural disorders. Sponsored by the Mary and Robert Pew Public Education Fund, each student in the top three teams received a gi card. In addition, the rst-place team, made up of Winston Cheung, David Young and Raghu Radhakrishnan from Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach, will shadow an MPFI scientist for a day. Delray Chamber names new president/CEOStaff reporte Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce will have a new president and CEO this month. Aer a three month search, the board has named Jeb Conrad as the chambers new leader. Conrad will be relocating from Indiana. Record crowd attends Womans Club Real Men Bake event Staff reportIt was a record year for the eighth annual Real Men Bake and Rock at the Sock Hop. More than 30 bakers and 160 guests attended the GFWC Womans Club of Delray Beach fundraising event this year. Money raised will be distributed back into local nonprofits. In addition to raising money through a $35 entry fee and sponsorships, the club also brought in funds through a fun live auction, a popular silent auction and a 50/50 drawing. is was our best year ever on several fronts, said club President Mary Reis. Our bakers outdid themselves this year, with amazing creations ranging from corn cakes and fritters to cheese cakes and brownies. During the evening guests had a chance to vote on their favorite culinary creation and once again Delray Beach Police Ocer Steve Swanson came away the winner, this year bringing rich chocolate brownies with a bourbon chocolate sauce. Taking second place was the team of Don Bates and Dick Weir, with their seven-layer esta dip, while third place went to Phil Petitio, who served orange cheesecake bites dipped in chocolate. Special guest bakers this year included City Commissioner Ryan Boylston, City Manager Mark Lauzier, Community Redevelopment Agency Director Jeff Costello and other business and community leaders. Courtesy of the Delray Beach Historical Society. John Miller and City Manager Mark Lauzier baked in the Real Men Bake event. Submitted photo.


53 Mother of marketing department departs post at Old School Square By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Melissa Carter has brought celebrity dogs to the Cornell Museum, helped bring outdoor movies on Friday nights to the Pavilion and marketed thousands of concerts and shows at the Crest eatre. And aer 19 years as the Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Old School Square, she is leaving her post. It really was a dream job, she said. She started in 1999. She was working for the joint venture, which eventually morphed into what is now the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative, when she learned about the job opportunity at OSS. She began her career with the cultur al arts nonprot at the same time her mother was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer. She became marketing director by day and caregiver by night to her mother, who lost the ability to speak aer a laryngectomy. e two roles overlapped for the next 16 years until her mother, who she described as her best friend and mentor, died in 2015. It was two life changing things at the same time, she said of her new jobs. Professionally, her rst task was putting on the citys First Night Celebration. Back then, it was Old School Squares responsibility to host the family friendly New Years Eve celebration. And this year was a big one, it was Y2K. Carter remembers securing talent, sponsors and media coverage for the event. She was a one woman department organizing logistics with volunteers and city sta. e role really evolved, she said. I made it my own. Over the years, she said she has watched the campus grow and mature. e museum went from eclectic exhibits to a place that attracts artists from around the globe. She remembers helping create For the Love of Dogs exhibit where all types of fru-fru dogs, service dogs and their owners came to the opening. She recalled more than 500 people waiting to go through the museum on opening night. Another exhibit that drew crowds was on a more serious topic, Sept. 11. She said Northern Trust Bank approached OSS with an exhibit of photos from Sept. 11. e photos lled Cornell Museum for just two days over one weekend. Carter said people were lined up around the building. More than 2,500 walked through the museum in those two days. It was so emotional, she said. We really saw Old School Square as a gathering place. She helped work on fundraisers like the Circle on the Square, an annual event that brought 350 people to the grounds of the campus. e signature fundraiser is now the upcoming Beer Fest. She marketed the entire campus including the museum, pavilion, theatre, creative arts schools and rentals. She taught herself how to do so through learning how to design ads, navigate social media and keep up with the evolving print media industry. She even watched her son get married at the Fieldhouse. Books of news stories, articles and photos documenting of all the events from the past 19 years is what Carter leaves behind. All of the ink is what Im most proud of, she said. ey have it all in the archives, notebooks and notebooks lled. Carter said she will miss the energy that lled the halls of the campus. Whether it was meeting a celebrity that was about to perform or working under a deadline, she said the buzz was what kept the job interesting every day. Old School Square is there to engage, encourage and entertain, she said. I am proud of everything I have done there. Its been a great 19 years and I hope the next person that comes in can grow with the organization. While she will miss the sta and her role, she said she will stay involved with the Art on the Square event. She looks forward to working on freelance projects and dedicating time to her husbands Woodturning business, a venture he spends all of his time on since retiring from his corporate job a few years ago. e couple will celebrate their 40th anniversary this summer. She plans to donate her marketing expertise to his creations. JARCMANIA raises record amount $466,632 Staff reportanks to a partnership with Robert Kra, owner of the New England Patriots Football Team, JARC raised $466,632 at its annual gala JARCMANIA. JARC Florida is a non-prot, non-sectarian organization that provides programs and services to educate and empower individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. e challenge was rst announced in October 2017 and lasted through the end of the year. JARC FL raised $366,632 and thanks to the Challenge Grant, every new (or increased gi) donation was then matched by Robert Kra, up to $100,000. is brought the total amount raised to a record number for the organization. Gala chairElizabeth Levine and Owner of the New England Patriots Football TeamRobert Kra at JARCMANIA, JARC FLs 32nd Annual GalaDinner Dance.Delray Chick-Fila-A teams up with Milagro Center Staff reportHead to Chick-Fila-A on May 14 for Music & Art on the Patio. e event will take place at the 1800 South Federal Highway location. Teen Center Art from the Milagro Center will be displayed all day and music will be per formed on the patio from 6 to 7 p.m. e restaurant has selected Milagro Center as its local nonprot partner. is is the rst of many events to come in this collaboration.


54 Delray Beach Initiative presents Delrays Gong Show Staff report A do-good Delray Beach volunteer group is bringing its version of the Gong Show to the city to raise money. e Delray Beach Initiative is hosting the event on May 12 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Elks Lodge to raise money for Living Hungry and the Not One Hungry Homeless Student Delray project, an initiative of the Delray Beach Homeless Task Force. e program, in partnership with Living Hungry, provides weekend bags of food to public school studentsidentied as homeless. Not One Hungry Homeless Student Delray is doing important work in our community and were pleased to be partnering with them for this event, said Ronnie Dunayer, co-chair of the Delray Beach Initiative. e program ts well with our mission of enhancing the lives of local children. e talent contest will feature musicians, comedians, surprise talent and even some gong-able ops. Audience members will have the chance to help judges decide whether to gong or not to gong any of the 20 contestants who take the stage. e event will be emceed by internationally known comedian and entertainer Sarge. Our Gong Show is a chance for performers from our community to show o their talents but with a bit of a twist, said Carol Eaton, co-chair of the Delray Beach Initiative. Its a different kind of talent show. Along with getting to see performances, each limited to three minutes, guests can enjoy dinner selections from local restaurants and participate in a silent auction. Tickets cost $25. For more information, To buy tickets, email tickets@Delraybeachinitiative. com Letter to the editor: The nuisance needs to stop nowBy: Lars Heldre Real Estate Broker, Investor, and Concerned Citizen of Delray BeachI consider myself to be a very tolerable and easy-going person, but living by the railroad tracks in Delray Beach has become unbearable! First, it should be part of Urban Planning 101 that you do not have a freight train and a high-speed passenger train pass right through the center of our beautiful downtown, where people live and go out in the evening to enjoy themselves. If public ocials really cared about the design of our urban environment, they would have used eminent domain to move the freight train and Brightline to the Tri-Rail tracks along I-95, which mostly passes through industrial areas. Anyway, this article is not supposed to be about that, because that would make too much sense and, with big business in the picture, it is not likely to happen. erefore, lets us deal with the problem at hand, which is two-fold! First, people are being killed by Brightline! Second, those of us that live near the railroad tracks, probably hundreds of thousands of people if you factor in every city in Southeast Florida, are having our lives disturbed by being woken up 8 to 10 times a night by trains that continually blasts its horns throughout the night, a sound that roars through our neighborhoods and can be heard as far away as the beach. Whats so frustrating to me is that this should not be dicult. In Germany and e United Kingdom, for many years, they have had high speed trains, and nowhere do the trains blast their horns. Yes, their gates are better and practically impossible to get through once they are down. It is possible to make the gates in such a way that you cannot crawl under them or sneak your bicycle through. ere should obviously also be a wall or fence along the tracks so that no one can walk around the gates. Now as far as the train horn goes, it really serves no purpose because any person who is not severely hearing impaired hears the bells from the gates as they are closing. e trains blasting their horns is one of those crazy things we laugh about in movies like My Cousin Vinny, where Joe Pesci plays a character that stays in a motel where freight trains blast its horns throughout the night. e problem is, it just isnt so funny anymore when it happens to you, when it is your permanent residence as opposed to a motel, and when city ocials dont think that it is urgent to do something about it. e bottom line is, it is time for city ocials to show some urgency! Its Spring! Are you blooming?By: Laura Norman Special to the Delray Newspaper Every living thing in nature is growing and seeking to ourish. If you live in or visit the countryside or a farm, you may see baby rabbits make their rst excursions outside the burrow, or baby goats leap in joyful bursts of vigor. In city parks, young squirrels chase each other over tree limbs and baby birds take their rst ights. Even mature animals growin their skill at nding food, mates and raising and taking care of their young. Animals run, crawl, hop and frolic. Birds utter and soar. Insects burrow and hover. And thanks to time-lapse photography, we can watch the beautiful dance as owers and leaves turn toward the sunlight, and tendrils of vines reach out to nd and curl around a branch or twig. Seedlings open, put out a sprout and a leaf or two, and begin to extend upward, adding more branches and leaves. Buds open to reveal natures amazing palette of colors. e vivacity and color of nature are an inspiration to our own growth and movement. When you think about it, you and I have even more paths for growth than the rest of the natural world. Its a given that we grow physically from childhood to adulthood. We can also grow in so many other ways. In our society our growth is oen measured in terms of career, income and statusyet there are more meaningful ways to grow and develop. We expand our minds as we pursue knowledgewhether through formal education or our own exploration. We can grow in skill, whether were playing a sport, learning to weld, knit, use a potters wheel, do home repairs or program a computer. We grow emotionally through our relationships with friends, partners, family and community, developing listening skills, discovering when to put others needs ahead of our own, practicing empathy, cooperation and patience. We grow stronger as we face challenges and surmount obstacles in our lives. We grow in wisdomlearning when to speak up and when to hold our peace, when to intervene and when to let events take their course. We grow spiritually when we develop a closer relationship with our creator/source and our higher self. We can continue to grow even in our golden years. Look at Grandma Moses, who started painting at 76 and became a world-famous artist! We help others grow as we share our knowledge, skills and stories with new gener ations. As a practitioner and teacher of holistic reexology, Ive seen how holistic reexology oers powerful support to my clients and graduates. Helping others to heal, learn and grow has been deeply satisfying for both me and for those Ive trained. Holistic Reexology sessions also help our clients stay healthy as their lives blossomphysically, mentally, emotionally and spirituallyfeeling calm, yet energized, centered and balanced, and open to new ways of being. Laura Norman, M.S., LMT, world-renowned Holistic Reexologist and author of the best-selling book, Feet First: A Guide to Foot Reexology, oers private Reexology and Life Wellness Coaching sessions in Delray Beach and Holistic Reexology Certication Training Programs in Boynton Beach starting June 2nd. 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55 Meet the teamReach us at: 561-299-1430 Je Perlman, Editor-in-Chief and Principal Scott Porten Chief-Financial-Ocer and Principal Craig Agrano, Content Director and Principal Fran Marincola, Adviser and Principal Marisa Herman, Associate Editor Kylee Treyz, Account Manager The measure of success By: Jeff Perlman Editor-in-ChiefGreat leaders in any arena are great not just because they hit more runs out of the park, but because they give us something to believe in and belong to. ey show us the best of us, reecting that what we do when no one is watching, is who we are. -Bernadette Jiwa Leaders have to be learners. If you arent learning, you arent leading. Why? Because nobody has all the answers and if you think youre the smartest guy or gal in the room youre eithermistaken or in the wrong room. In order to learn, you have to be open-mindedopen to learning and growing as a per son and as a leader. We recently swore in a new mayor and three new commissioners in Delray Beach. All over town, theres excitement and a sense that perhaps we can turn over a new leaf and begin again. Its no secret that Ive been highly critical of the past mayor. I didnt want to be.Aer all, we were friends and I backed him when he rst ran. But I was disappointed in his approach to the job. In my opinion,he chose a go it alone model of governing. If you want to be an eectiveleader, going it alone is not an option. You cant go it alone. It is not a sustainable model for a city. But theres lessons to be drawn from every experience and wed be foolish not to learn from them. Ive been watching municipal politics here and elsewhere for over 30 yearsrst as a journalist, then as a direct participant and now as a member of the PIPSpreviously important people. Heres what Ive seen work and what I have seen fail. is is not a comprehensive or complete list, just highlights and observations. What Works ose who learn and grow in oce succeed. Take the time to read, study other cities, learn about local history, speak to a cross section of the community and build relationships. For example, if you want to understand urban planning there are blogs like Planetizen and trade pubs like Planning. You can read Jane Jacobs, visit the Strong Towns website, City Lab and Smart Cities Dive to get an overview of thinking on a vast array of topics. You can also chat with local plannersthey tend to be pretty cool people. e same goes for all the other topics from public safety and municipal nance to economic development and civic engagementthere is a treasure trove of helpful information if you are open to learning, listening and engaging with people. -Its a job to do, not a job to have. You are only there for a short period of time. Make it count. Dont be afraid to speak your mind. Be transformational not transactional. e former ensures a legacy, the latter is forgettable. Work with sta, not on them. Dont micromanage, but dont be afraid of accountability either. Mistakes are going to be madewere humans. e key is not to repeat mistakes and to learn from those you and others make. Good leaders give people space to shine and own their own mistakes. Your job is to lead and provide direction. Sta implements. Get out ofstas way. You are not the City Manager. You are not the City Attorney either. Or the Planning Director, Finance Director etc. e corollary is also true, dont tolerate sta being political. If they want to make political statements they should run for oce and if you want to hire, re and manage stayou should get a degree in public administration etc. Great cities invest and reinvest in themselves so dont be afraid to do so. You will bump up against those who dont want to spend and who believe you can cut your way to success. Spending should be prudent, tied to a vision, strategic and smart. ere are those who think governments roleshould belimited to picking up the garbage, making sure water comes out of your tap and answering 911 callsall essential but.. But the special cities create value by investing in projects and activities that lead to quality of life enhancements. e best public investments seed the economy and lead to private investment that oen dwarfs the public expenditure. Look to create ROIand understand that sometimes the returns are intangible. e intangibles are important. Some people will love you, others will hate you. Seek to serve them all, but if you have to choose (and sometimes you will have to) seek, earn and keep the respect of the doers in your community over the naysayers. e doers are easy to nd. ey are volunteering, working for your city, serving and investing in your community. e naysayers are not those who disagree with you on an issue or a hundred issues, they are the ones who cant move on and try to burn down your house because you dont see the world through their lens. Process is important. But outcomes matter. Process without outcomes (results)create a frustrating mess. Engage the community. And engage some more. Repeat. Build a reservoir of good will. You will need it when the going gets rough and it always gets rough. Get people involved. Search for new and oldvoices and ask them to get busy. Respect those who serve and volunteer. Reach out to all and get their input. You will be a better servant leader if you do. ere is wisdom to be tapped everywhere you look but only if you seek it out. You work for us, not the other way around. Be a servant leader not a dictator. Your personal preference matters to a degree, but ultimately youll fail if you make it about you. Stand for the things that build the community. Make decisions for the long term good of the community not your short term political interests. Value and respect people and key organizations. You are there to support their missions and goals. at doesnt mean you cant question, challenge and push. Just do so with respect. Youll fail if you -Use the word optics. It indicates youre political. -Keep your own counsel. You aint that smart. Nobody is. -But dont give yourself to a political guru and allow someone to be your gatekeeper or outsourced brain. -Bully or push sta, citizens or volunteers around. Mean doesnt age well. You may get short term results through fear and intimidation but ultimately youll fail miserably. Forget that the loudest voices at the mic, in your email inbox or on social media dont necessarily represent the majority. -Have no vision to guide you. Elected ocials get in trouble when there is no community vision or North Star. Instead of focusing on the communitys goals and aspirations they create vacuums quickly lled by handlers, special interests and shiny bright objects. Ala carte governing fails, leads to factions and division and frustrates sta and citizens. Despite the glossy goodbye speeches claiming victory and declaring thatthings were xed, I think weve been le tired and in a ditch. If we want to dig out, get moving again, heal divisions, solve problems and seize opportunities we have to do things dierently. Fortunately, we know how. is town wrote the book. Atlantic Community High School Color Guard brings home championship Staff report e Delray Beach Atlantic Community High School Color Guard competed in the 2018 SFWGA South Florida Winter Guard Association Championships at Nova Southeastern University and brought home the gold last month. eir show name is Celestial Beings and the song selection is by Celtic Women I am the sky, the dawn, and the sun. Not only did they win the championship but the guard captain, Veronica Vern Renzette was awardeda SFWGA Scholarship. e Atlantic Community High School Color Guard works under the leadership of guard director Ashley DeMichiel; guard instructor Ruth Szollosy; band director, Chris Bowman, guard captains Veronica Renzette, Alexandra Cooper, and Katrina Har baruk.


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