Delray native, UCF standout receiver drafted in third round to New Orleans Saints By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Trequan Smith wasnt even paying attention to the dra when his mentors phone rang. e Delray Beach native was upstairs hanging with family at mentor Mark Sauers house when Sauer rushed the phone over to Smith and silenced the room. It was the New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton informing Smith he was going to be their next pick. Smith was selected as dra pick No. 91 during round three of the 2018 NFL dra. e wide receiver graduated from University of Central Florida early in pursuit of fullling his dream of playing on Sundays in front of a national audience. I didnt know who was going to call me that night, he said. I said, ank you coach, you changed my life and I am glad to be a part of the organization. Delray roots Smith, 22, grew up in Delray Beach. He rst touched a football in ninth grade where he played for Village Academy. At the time, he dreamed of the basketball court, not the football eld. His mom made him pick which sport to pursue because he was spending too much time with friends and sports. He le football in the rearview until his junior year when his former teammate and Village quarterback asked him to play. I always wanted to be out there, he said. I always wanted to play. So, he made the team BPOA plans to keep Delray Beach beautiful for future generationsBy: Joanie Cox-Henry Contributing Writer e Beach Property Owners Association, Inc., in Delray Beach has a storied history of achievements and successes, including preventing the widening of A1A from a two lane to four lane road from Boca Raton to Palm Beach. ey have advocated for the continued protection of the local beach and natural dune erosion, worked with the City of Delray Beach to add more trac signals at problematic intersections and played a key role in developing the A1A Consensus Plan, which was part of the FDOT resurfacing and addition of bike lanes project. Most recently, they were a big part of the Beach Area Master Plan, which was a top priority for the BPOA. e non-prot organization, which started in 1967, is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of Delray east of the Intracoastal. e organization consists mostly of property owners. With no paid employees, the group completely relies on volunteers such as BPOA President Bob Victorin and trustee Andy Katz to help get the job done. We are very dedicated to improving the quality of life in all barrier islands neighborhoods, protecting property values, maintaing close ties with residents to understand their needs and fostering an ongoing dialogue with the City of Delray Beach, Victorin said. We stay informed on city aairs including planning and zoning changes and represent the BPOA in front of government agencies. While the BPOA currently has more than 600 dues paid households and condo associations and there are more than a thousand people involved with the organization, the BPOA is still actively seeking new members. In fact, the BPOA, recently put an aggressive mailing campaign in place to get more residents to join the BPOA. e more members we have the more we can do to protect residents, Victorin said. Working for more than ve decades to serve the Delray community, one of the BPOAs rst tasks was tackling a proposal made in the mid-60s to put [CONT. PG 2] [CONT. PG 2] Delray Beach native, UCF receiver TreQuan Smith draed by New Orleans Saints. Sta photo. Help crown the Garage Queen (13) What happens after weight loss surgery? (19) Whiskers, new shoe accessory (29) Mizner Country Club to add new lifestyle center (35)DELRAYNEWSPAPER.COM JUNE | 2018
2 [FROM PG 1]Delray native, UCF standout receiver drafted in third round to New Orleans Saints and had a monster year and was named an All County receiver. I fell in love with the game, he said. It was exciting. Everything was going right. Road to recruitment When it seemed like sports was going to be his ticket out of from a poor family, he knew he needed to perform as well in the classroom as he did on the eld. Delray Students First, a nonprot that helps college-bound students with exam preparation, recently formed. Smith took advantage of the SAT and ACT tutoring oered by Faye Pelosi. I am so grateful they started that, he said of Delray Students First. Without it I probably wouldnt have passed. Sauer, who has known Smith since he was in the sixth grade, founded Delray Students First. He currently serves as its chairman. Sauer mentored Smiths older brother and then took Smith under his wing as well. e boys father died when Smith was 12 and soon Sauer became their father gure. Weve been attached to each other, Smith said of his relationship with Sauer. Im grateful to have met someone like him, who was willing to take me in. Its my second home. With his grades and football skills high enough to be recruited, he said the pressure of selecting a school to play for began to mount. Its challenging, he said of the college recruiting process. Youre a kid and you dont know where you want to spend the next four years. Its stressful. But he found a t with the University of Central Florida. Playing college ball Smith started his rst year at UCF as a redshirt freshman, a place he didnt think he would be. Placed on the scout team, his coach told him to prepare hard for the next year. He did and was named Scout Team Player of the Year for Oense. While everything was going right for him, it wasnt translating for the rest of the team. UCF went 0-12. We had a terrible season, he said. Nothing was clicking for the guys. We started to get down on ourselves. Even though the team struggled to come out with a win, Smith was making a name for himself as a playmaker. His hard work paid o and he was a starter for his sophomore year. en, a new coach came in, Scott Frost, who Smith credits with giving UCF the spark it needed to come out of a defeated season. Frost took them from defeated to undefeated in two seasons. He changed the program around, Smith said of his new coach. e team came together. We had swagger. We won a couple of games and went to a bowl game. en, the team decided they would continue to improve and impress. ey went undefeated in 2017. Smith had over 1,000 yards and a bakers dozen of touchdowns. Smith then played in the Senior Bowl and attended the NFL Combine. O the eld, Smith spent ursdays at $1 bowl nights and Tuesdays at the theater catching $5 movies, specically action lms. He graduated in December with a degree in interdisciplinary studies. He plans to become a high school teacher and coach in the future. e reason I went to school is for a degree, he said. Marching down to the Saints Smith wasnt nervous when he wasnt draed in the rst round. But when the weekend rolled around, he said he tried to relax as the picks rolled in. When the phone rang, he said he spoke to the coach and general manager who both said they liked the type of player Smith is. Smith spent the past several weeks preparing to move to a city he visited only once when UCF played Tulane. He said he isnt afraid of moving and cant wait to eat all the seafood. He reported to training camp on May 12. He spent his last few weeks at home getting football ready. at meant working out twice a day and preparing for the next step in his football career. I am a freshman in high school all over again, he said. Im competing for a spot on the team. I have to go out there and earn it. He said he plans on taking advice from veteran players and is excited to take a pass from Drew Brees. I hope he can be my mentor, he said of the quarterback. He is a great guy and player, a future hall of famer. It will be an honor to meet him. a convenience store on Ocean Boulevard just north of Linton. e community got together and fought it, Katz said. In retrospect, if this had been built, it wouldve changed the whole neighborhood, since its a very residential area. We are still very involved in the topic What keeps a neighborhood a good place to live and this is important not only for our residents, but visitors too. Environmental concerns are also constantly at the forefront of the BPOAs discussions. Were very involved in beach re-nourishment and dune maintenance, Katz said. And we also talk a lot about sustainability and rising waters as well as ood prevention and building standards. People are much more aware now of how dunes protect us during storm surges. As an or ganization, we have learned how rising sea levels are aecting us. One of the BPOAs projects Katz remains most proud of is the Beach Area Master Plan and working with residents and businesses to switch over to turtle-friendly lighting. e BPOA secured a grant for two gazebo replacements and raised $100,000 to help with Beach Promenade renovations. We want our residents to take an environmentally sound approach, Fiy years ago, people didnt really understand the vitalness of plans for sustainability. You have to worry about the future, Katz said. We also try to work with the city closely to keep our residents informed of important issues. As growing the BPOA continues to be a priority for Victorin and Katz, preserving Delray Beach for future residents is also at the forefront of that plan. In 30 years, Bob and I wont be here, but other generations will and thats important to us Katz said. Delray Beach is one one of the few areas where the downtown restaurants go right up to the beach. Were a very unique city and we want to maintain that. Dues to join the BPOA cost $25 annually. To become a member of the BPOA or learn more about it, visit bpoa-drb.com BPOA plans to keep Delray Beach beautiful for future generations[FROM PG 1] BPOA President Bob Victorin and trustee Andy Katz at the Delray Beach beach pavilion. Photo by Joanie Cox-Henry.
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4 Edwards Cos. breaks ground on Atlantic CrossingBy: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Aer years of revisions, several dierent commissions and a lawsuit, Edwards Cos. has ocially broken ground on its $300 million redevelopment project Atlantic Crossing. e project, which spans two city blocks downtown, is under construction beginning with the underground parking garage. Edwards Cos. vice president Don Devere said the project will be a new hub of city life. Our excitement and condence has only grown, he said of the project. Atlantic Crossing will feature 73,000-squarefeet of retail space, 83,000-square-feet of oce space as well as luxury apartments and condominiums. e project is estimated to add $2.6 million in annual tax revenues and 600 permanent jobs. e project will span nine acres along Atlantic Avenue. It is bound by Federal Highway to the west and Veterans Park along the Intracoastal Waterway to the east. President of Edwards Cos. Je Edwards called it a special site. He said building a project on two city blocks is a once in a generation type opportunity. We are ready to get started, Edwards said. We are excited to transform this part of Atlantic Avenue and add to the fabric of Delray. Edwards Cos. estimates the parking garage will take about 15 months to complete. e project will be under construction for the next ve years, DeVere said. Completion of the rst luxury residential residences is anticipated for 2020, with additional park-side residential units added in 2022. City ocials were present for the groundbreaking ceremony. Mayor Shelly Petrolia and Vice Mayor Adam Frankel addressed the crowd, agreeing the project has been a long time coming. e entire city has been waiting for this to happen, Mayor Petrolia said. Petrolia was very vocal against the development for years. Frankel called Atlantic Crossing a jewel and something the city will be proud of. Leasing is already underway, but no tenants were divulged yet. Timing couldnt be better. Atlantic Crossing is coming on line at an exciting turning point, said Drew Barkett of Strategic Retail Advisors, exclusive retail leasing agent. Demand has shied dramatically, turning away from the controlled environment of enclosed malls and even lifestyle centers. Retailers and restaurateurs are looking to High Street opportunities with a vibrant, authentic sense of place that can draw todays shoppers and diners, and be the must-see spot for out of towners. For more on Atlantic Crossings plans, visit www.atlanticcrossingdelray.com. For retail leasing contact Strategic Retail Advisors, Drew Barkett firstname.lastname@example.org 954-683-5234 or Steve Friedman email@example.com 954-614-0641. Delray CRA looks to revive deal with Equity Delray to revamp West Atlantic Avenue Staff report Aer multiple failed attempts to solidify plans to redevelop several blocks of West Atlantic Avenue in e Set, the newly comprised Community Redevelopment Agency board is looking to hash out a new deal with a developer who already pitched a project idea. City commissioners, who now also serve as agency board members, agreed to look into an oer proposed by Equity Delray chairman John Flynn. In a letter dated April 9, Flynn writes to the agency that he is still interested in the property and constructing a previously approved project Uptown Delray. e project planned to bring places to live, oces, shops, restaurants and a grocery store to the 600-800 blocks of West Atlantic Avenue. But when it came time to close on the deal, Equity backed out. Now, they want the agency to consider revising the agreement and moving forward. For several months, the agencys sta has been working on issuing a new request for proposal to see if new developers are interested in building. Agency board members ultimately decided to see if the Equity deal could be worked out to possibly save time versus sending the property out to bid again. Equity had received several design approvals from the city already. Board member Shelly Petrolia pushed for negotiating with Equity as a way to move the process along quicker. She said it was worth a shot to see if the project can get back on track instead of starting completely over. She called the project exciting and a great project. But not everyone agreed with her. Board member Ryan Boylston said he would like to see a new request for proposals issued. We are going to get a lot of quality applicants with some very innovative projects, he said. e Set is now a rebranded area. Delray continues to be on the rise. I want to make sure we continue to move forward. He said the city dodged a bullet when the Equity deal didnt go through. I dont think that project is right, he said, adding it isnt aligned with any visions he has seen proposed for e Set. e Uptown Project was also submitted under the citys old development regulations. New projects would be subject to the current building rules. Agency sta will work to negotiate with Equity for no more than 90 days. e agency legally has to submit a public notice for 30 days, which will allow other interested developers time to submit their ideas. Board members can choose to proceed with Equity if a deal can be agreed upon or issue a new request for proposals. Sta estimates the proposal process will take between nine months and a year to select a new developer. City ocials and Edwards Cos. ocials toast the ground breaking of Atlantic Crossing. Sta photo. An aerial view of the site of Atlantic Crossing. Submitted photo.
5 things you need to know this June in Delray Beach 1 e Youth Cultural Empowerment Camp (YCEC) will be held from 9 a.m. noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and ursdays, from June 26 to Aug. 2 at Spady Museum. ere is an $50 enrollment fee per student. e YCEC is a six-week intensive program that focuses on building self-esteem, cultural identity and social and civic responsibility in youth. e YCEC was created to address the need to provide youth with an arts and cultural heritage immersion program to enhance the Palm Beach County School Districts black history curriculum in a historical environment. Week one will focus on food traditions of the Seminole Indians and the West Settlers of Delray Beach. 2 FPL has worked to harden the power grid before hurricane season. In Delray, projects include hardening to several City of Delray Beach facilities and businesses on Federal Highway, the Publix Supermarket on Fih Avenue and on Federal Highway, a CVS Pharmacy and a Walgreens on NE 6th Ave. and the Delray Medical Center among others. 3 Morikami Museum and Japanese Gar dens will host its second annual Childrens Summer Music Camp from June 25-June 29. e workshop is open to students in grades 3-12. e curriculum features a rotating mlange of musical theory, Japanese history and language, instrumental instruction and performing arts. Advance registration is required and classes ll up quickly. For more information, call 561-495-0233 or visit morikami.org/event/japanese-traditional-music-program. 4 Dads and daughters can celebrate Fathers Day in Delray Beach on June 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Delray Beach Golf Club. e night includes dinner and music as well as a keepsake photo to remember the night. Email beardsleyd@mydelraybeach. com for more information. 5 Delray Medical Center recently received the Health grades 2018 Americas 50 Best Hospitals Award. e distinction makes Delray Medical Center one of the top 1 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its consistent, yearover-year superior clinical performance. Delray Medical Center has made this list for the last 12 years, since the inception of the award. 6 Test out your green thumb during the Buttery Life Cycle Project Planting Day on June 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Leon M Weekes Environmental Preserve.e event is hosted by the Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department. Help plant a variety of plants to provide a balanced source of nutrition for the caterpillars and butteries. For more information contact Matt Reynolds, Eco-Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-2437358. 7 Planning a summer staycation? If your trip involves staying at Delrays Cranes Beach House, check out their Staya-Little-Longer Summer Vacation Discount. If you stay ve nights or longer, you may be eligible to receive a 20 percent discount o of the standard room rates for villas, suites and regular rooms. e discount is valid through Oct. 4., but exclusions do apply. With the Stay-a-Little-Longer Summer Vacation Discount, some restrictions apply, including: based on availability, not valid with any other discounts or oer, and are not changeable. Tax and gratuities are not included. e deal applies to new reser vations only. Holiday blackout dates apply. For more information, visit www.cranesbeachhouse.com 8 Boy and girl scouts from Israel will put on the Israeli Scout Show on June 10 at Temple Sinai of Palm Beach County. e show begins at 3:30 p.m. Tickets cost $5, children 12 and under can attend for free. 9 Stop by the Delray Beach Public Library and check out Color Symphony an exhibit by visiting artist Ellen Altman. You can meet the artist on June 1 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the library before the First Friday Art Walk. 10 A new Job Connection Center is now open at the Gulfstream Goodwill Delray Beach Store & Donation Center at 1640 N. Federal Highway. e center will oer free career-related services to job seekers like individualized career counseling, resume and cover letters designed and tailored to job seekers, access to internet job postings, employability skills workshops, career fairs and phone/fax/copy center for communication with employers. Abbey Delray residents celebrates birthday cycling 100 milesBy: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Leonard Cline celebrated his 72nd birthday by going for a bicycle ride, one that totaled 100 miles. Cline bicycled to high school and in college, but when he entered the work force, he was too busy to ride. He said 30 years he got back into bicycling as a way to keep himself t both physically and mentally. I bike for myself, for health and tness, he said. He doesnt race but he found himself training for a long haul last year when his friend said he wanted to bike 100 miles before he turned 70. e two began training together, but unfortunately he said his friend never fullled his birthday wish. Cline decided he would still hop on his bicycle that year and go for a ride for charity. He raised about $1,500 for Relay for Life from donations from Abbey Delray residents. is year, he wanted to complete the 100 miles on his birthday. So on April 28 at 7 a.m., Cline took o on this Century Ride with his friend as well as Abbey Delray Executive Director Mark Trepanier and Human Resources Director Antonieta Caicedo. ey worked up a route that totaled 100 miles and this time they raised about $7,500 for Relay for Life, Cline said. It was very satisfying, Cline said. e ride and the amount of money raised. eir ride ended around 3:30 p.m. and they were greeted by a fan group. Cline said only time will tell if he will ride another 100 miles next year. Until then, he said he will continue his weekend rides along A1A on his bicycle. Leonard Cline celebrated his 72nd birthday by bicycling 100 miles. Submitted photo. Delray Beach places second in Lets Move! challengeStaff report Delray Beach was edged out by Wellington in the March Lets Move! Commit to Change Physical Activity Challenge. e sixth annual challenge is put on by Palm Healthcare Foundation Inc. ousands of Palm Beach County residents participate by completing and logging 30 minutes of physical activity each day during the month. More than 200 teams participated this year, doubling the participants from 2017.e School District of Palm Beach County became a signicant player this year. Of the 50 schools and 11 district departments that participated, they logged nearly eight million minutes. roughout the county, residents logged 32 million minutes of physical activity. Delray rang in at 13,878,592 minutes. Wellington won with 14,940,015 minutes. We are simply elated with the results, said Marge Sullivan, Vice President of Communications at Palm Healthcare Foundation. Our vision is for all Palm Beach County residents to have the opportunity to reach their full health potential. We hope campaigns like Lets Move will create camaraderie and instill friendly competition throughout the county as residents work to incorporate healthy habits into their daily routines. Physical activity can make a lasting change in health because it decreases the risk for obesity, strengthens bones and muscles, reduces stress, and can improve your mood and quality of sleep.
6 Delray author Paul Ryan 1 Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you decided to write a book. I am originally from the Washington, D.C. area. I am a small business owner and management consultant and came to south Florida to work on a project and never le! I rst came to Delray Beach to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, and later went to the Delray Tennis Tournament, and fell in love with the city. In some ways, Delray Beach reminds me of Annapolis, Maryland, where I also lived, and another favorite place. I enjoy playing tennis, water sports, volunteering, like exploring new areas, and am a car guy. I have a 11-year old daughter. 2 Why did you select James Garner as the subject of your book? James Garner has been my favorite actor since watching an episode of the Rockford Files. Although he wrote his autobiography in 2011, before the book I wrote with my brother, e Essential James Gar ner (www.jamesgarnerbook.com), there was not a book focusing on Garners best work (in our opinions of course) regardless if the movie or television series was a box oce or critical success. In addition to the Rockford Files, Garner starred in several important movies, especially ones about World War II. 3 Delray Beach historically has been known as a place that attracts writers. Do you have a favorite place to write in town? To focus, and for research purposes, the library is very benecial, and the sta is very helpful. Right now, I am gathering material for a book on how humor is used at work. I also like to go to the beach and drive on A1A for inspiration. A hobby I just started is photography, and Delray Beach is, of course, a great subject for that as well. 4 Tell us about your co-author. My brother, Steve, still lives in the DC area, and is a huge movie fan. He has a collection of 1000s of DVDs and books. He is just under 3 years older than me and is an editor. In the long tradition of my familys volunteering, he has read for a visually impaired woman for many years. 5 Why is this a must-read book? James Garner was an actor universally respected, not only for his characters, but for his personal character, and how he treated his fellow actors and movie and television crews. He had his own production company, and oen hired the same people many times. e book has received many positive reviews, including from Library Journal Booklist and Gar ners daughter, Gigi. His ocial fan Facebook page has over 100k followers, and the pre-release reception of the book was impressive. I hope long-time fans of his will appreciate the research put into the book, as well as the critiques, even if they do not agree to with all of them. Also, it is hoped that the book can make new fans of James Garners work. Take your dining experience to the next level at this once-in-a-lifetime culinary event.Past Secret Supper locations 32 EAST | AVANT DELRAY Secret Supper is your in to South Floridas hardest-to-get-into restaurants. Not only will you enjoy a multicourse meal, wine pairings, cocktails and more; youll be treated to extraordinary surprises along the way. So grab a date, a friend or a fellow foodie and dress to impress!DELRAY BEACH: JUNE 11 / COCONUT CREEK: JUNE 25LOCATION: ITS A SECRET!VISIT SouthFlorida.com/SecretSupper Reserve your seat today only a few left. Full price: $100. Save $20. Use promo code: DELRAYSATISFY YOUR TASTE FOR THE UNEXPECTED
7 LIFE Sushi and Stroll  INSIDE Palm Beach County Help crown the Garage Queen And the winners are: Mallory Newbrough and Elijah WordLocal actors earn Carbonells for two musicalsBy: Dale King Contributing Writer Two stage actors whose visages and voices are well known to theater goers throughout the tri-county area, particularly in Boca Raton and its environs, are now in possession of specially designated awards honoring their perfor mance abilities and personal achievements. Mallory Newbrough and Elijah Word both won Carbonell Awards the South Florida theater communitys equivalent of the Tony for exceptional showings in theater productions this past year. e 42nd annual award took place in April at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. It was an incredible feeling, a surreal feeling, like a dream, said Mallory, describing that electric moment. I was shaking like a leaf. Elijah called April 2 a crazy day. I never thought up front I would win anything. Actually, I was expected Jim Ballard (nominated in the same category for Little Shop of Horrors and Sweeney Todd) to win. Or Conor Walton (nominated for It Shoulda Been You). ankfully, Elijah said, he was accompanied by my mom, my best friend and my drama teacher to share his pride. Mallory, a Maryland native who has appeared on stages throughout South Florida in shows such as Cabaret, High Society, Little Shop of Horrors, Company, Hair, Zanna, Dont!, Titanic, South Pacic and Curtains, notched the winning spot in the category of Best Supporting Actress/Musical for her performance in Beehive at e Wick eatre in Boca Raton. In the production that featured hit tunes sung by famous female artists from the 50s and 60s, Newbrough dazzled the audience with her spot-on, three-tune set of songs by Janis Joplin, including Me and Bobby McGee. Actually, Mallory was nominated for two Carbonells for back-to-back shows at the Wick Beehive and Beauty and the Beast. Her portrayal of Belle, the aforementioned beauty, earned her a Best Actress/Musical nomination, but in the end, she noted, it was Janis who came through. I think Janis had more pull than Belle, said the actress who portrayed both. Also, to play a real person, and to pay homage to her, may have won her the nod for Beehive. She noted, coincidentally: I have an uncle named Bobby McGee. And my mothers maiden name is McGee. Elijah Word, a lifelong resident of the Coral Springs area and alumnus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, received the Best Supporting Actor/Musical Carbonell for his role as James under Early in the musical, Dreamgirls, at the Broward Stage Door eatre in Margate. Sarah Gracel won the Carbonell as Best Actress/Musical in that same show. She portrayed Ee White, a character who became lead singer in a three-woman musical group in the show based on the struggles of a trio seeking fame in the early 1960s. Elijah made his way to Boca several years ago as a background performer in Sound of Simon, a compilation of tunes and dances featuring Paul Simon melodies. e show played at several venues, including the Cultural Arts Center in Boca, and Elijah worked his way up to be a featured singer. A stint in New York took him out of the area for a while, but he returned to take roles in Hair, Memphis, Hairspray, La Cage aux Folles and two appearances in the Kevin Black musical, Swing, Swing, Swing, at the Broward Stage Door eatre in 2016 and 2017. Elijah said that when director Kevin Black rst oered him the part of James under Early, he didnt know if he could handle it. Its a big role thats vocally exhausting. But Black continued his urgings, and Elijah took the encouragement to heart. His portrayal of a famed R&B singer with moves and swagger inspired by James Brown earned him praiseworthy reviews. Both performers say its a bit early to measure the post-ceremony reaction to their awards. Elijah did say he has developed more respect for veteran performers, a veneration that seems to work both ways. Also, he joked, hes gotten his fair share of ribbing from friends and fellow actors. But receiving a Carbonell has not slowed either of the artists in their quests for show biz stardom. In fact, Mallory just received her Equity Card, proof of membership in the Actors Equity Association. e aliation oers a variety of benets, including entry into many professional (Equity-only) auditions as well as nancial upticks. Mallory was in the cast of Palm Beach Dramaworks season-ending production of Equus. I have a little break. en, from Aug. 17 to Sept. 1, Ill be portraying Mollie in Ghost, the Musical, at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse in Meredith, N.H. Shes looking forward to a mini-family reunion while there. She has show bookings in South Flor ida that carry her through early 2019. Elijah was one of the six male per formers in Jerrys Girls at the Wick that closed out the 2017-18 season. Next on the bill is Rock of Ages at the Slow Burn eater in Fort Lauderdale. Aer that, he said, I may relocate to New York. But time and circumstances will determine that decision. Elijah Word receives his Carbonell Award during ceremonies April 2 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Submitted photo. Mallory Newbrough receives her Carbonell Award during ceremonies April 2 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Submitted photo. Elijah Word portrays James under Early in the Broward Stage Door eatres production of Dreamgirls in 2017. Submitted photo.
8 Dont miss events 1 Milagro Centers BLUEPRINT Gallery is hosting a Rumble in the Jungle opening reception on June 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Milagro Center, 695 Auburn Ave. e showcase features student artwork, live student music and refreshments. Safari attire is encouraged. e event is free. For more details, contact Jamie Leigh at email@example.com or 561-279-2970. 2 Town Center Mall will host the All Abilities Showcase on June 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Nordstrom Court. e goal of the All Abilities Showcase is to raise awareness and celebrate the talents and abilities of individuals with physical disabilities. e free event includes prizes for participants, light refreshments and a local celebrity judge panel. e event is sponsored by the Memorial Rehabilitation Institute. 3 Catch violinist Gareth Johnson with pianist Tao Lin at St. Pauls Episcopal Church on June 10. e concert will take place at 3 p.m. with a pre-concert conversation with violinist Gareth Johnson at 2:30 p.m. ere is a $20 suggested donation. e program will feature Beethovens Spring Sonata, Eugne Ysaes Ballade Sonata, and Max Bruchs Scottish Fantasy . Johnson will also play his electric violin arrangement of Gnarls Barkleys Crazy. For more information, visit http://www.music.stpaulsdelray.org 4 e Second Annual Taste of Recovery culinary festival will return to Old School Square on June 2. Hosted by executive chef Louie Bossi, the event will benet e Crossroads Club,a non-profit organization in Delray Beach that, at no charge, provides meeting space for 12-Step recovery groups.e inaugural Taste of Recovery attracted more than 1,000 guests, 20 restaurants and featured live music and chef prizes for best bites.e event raised nearly $100,000 to benet e Crossroads Club.is year the event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. and costs $40 per ticket. To purchase tickets, visittasteofrecovery.com. 5 Learn about grow ing vegetables in your own backyard on June 9. e Mounts of Botanical Garden is hosting Farm Your Backyard: Vegetable Growing from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn the secrets of vegetable gardening in South Florida. e focus of this workshop is to implement successful agricultural techniques to manage small vegetable projects. Tips and techniques on site preparation, seedling establishment, planting, maintenance and harvesting will be covered. $15 for members and $20 for non-members. 6 Negative Fest, a new International Horror & Genre lm festival, is heading to e Movies of Lake Worth from June 1516. Negative Fests feature length U.S. & Florida Film Premieres include Dead By Midnight (U.S.), Luciferina (Argentina), Snowake (Germany) & Blood Fest (U.S.). Opening night is a special 35th Anniversary screening of David Cronenbergs Videodrome. Negative Fest is programmed by festival director Michael Favata, creator and curator of one of Floridas longest running horror lm series, Palm Beach County Grindhouse. Tickets cost $13 per session or $30 for an all access pass. Tickets are available online at negativefest.com/tickets and at the Movies of Lake Worth on the weekend of the festival. 7 Catch Bob Saget at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek at e Pavilion on June 23. e Grammy-nominated standup comedian, will take the stage at 8 p.m. e show is intended for mature audiences only.Tickets priced at $30/$50/$200 per person are on sale now via Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-653-8000. 8 e Kravis Center Dream Awards: Celebrating High School Musical eater Excellence showcase performance will take place at 7 p.m. on June 3, at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Dreyfoos Hall and will feature student performers from 10 local high schools. Ticket prices start at $15 and featured musicals will include Disneys Beauty and the Beast, Bye Bye Birdie e Drowsy Chaperone, Fiddler on the Roof Ghost Hairspray, Kiss Me Kate, Legally Blonde, Oliver! e Musical, Sweet Char ity and White Christmas. is new per forming arts education initiative for high school students was launched for the 2017-2018 school year and sponsored by PNCs Arts Alive grant program for the visual and performing arts. Public and private high schools in Palm Beach County were invited to participate in the yearlong program. During the perfor mance, two local student actors one male and one female will be selected to travel to New York City to participate in the National High School Musical eatre Awards, known as the Jimmy Awards, and represent Palm Beach County while taking part in a weeklong musical theater intensive. All expenses for this student experience will be covered by the Kravis Center. To purchase tickets 561-832-7469 or visit kravis.org/ events/dreamawards. 9 e 10th Annual David Clowney Foundation Celebrity Charity Weekend takes places June 1-2. On June 2, the event heads to Pompey Park for a Char ity Kickball Tournament from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds go towards scholarship funding for underprivileged youth. 10 Interfaith Cafe is meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 21 at the South County Civic Center to discuss God or No God. e discussion will be led by Geo Kashdan, a life-long learner and teacher. in SHOP LOCAL BE LOCAL SHOP GREEN
9 rff nrtbfrrrrfr rfn rf nnt rb rr nrr rr nbr rnrr rb r t r rfntb rffrntr bfn rrff tft June Calendar Old School Square June 1 Art Walk: Jen Fisher Cornell Art Museum 6-9 p.m., Free Admission e Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square is proud to feature South Florida artist, Jen Fisher in our#SpotlightGallery for the June First Friday Art Walk, an open house for the art galleries in downtown Delray Beach! Join us for light bites and refreshments as well as view our current exhibition,Flora Inuenced from her background in interior design, Jen Fishers art has developed from the desire to create on a smaller and more tangible scale. Using similar principals of proportion, contrast and color, her work allows her to organize creative thoughts via an alternate medium, and on a more intuitive level. is series of work, A Retrospective on Per spective, has evolved through Jens love of sketching, perspective drawing and her constant desire to explore new materials. 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. June 8 Joe Cotton Band Crest eatre Friday, 7:30 p.m.; tickets $15/$20 e Crest eatre presents a rock and roll night with e Joe Cotton Band. e bands music is inuenced by e Beatles, Rolling Stones, Neil Young, e Black Crowes, Government Mule, e Grateful Dead and just about any jam band and class Rock N Roll from the s and countless acts from blues, country, folk and the s and s bands. e song writing is de and articulate. Never pretentious or overt. Joe Cotton should be just a shout away from becoming very big indeed, and, perhaps saving rock and roll from taking itself too seriously, in the process. e material is consistently good, casual, fun and occasionally outstanding; as is the case with his latest album, which is being recorded with Producer, Chris Price, at his Miami Studio. As for, e Joe Cotton Band, each member has been playing professionally for decades, and each one, brings an enormous amount of talent to the table. Although there is need too much planning, they share a deep musical connection, and everything just feels right. June 9 e Hunts Crest eatre Saturday, 8 p.m.; tickets $45/$35 Coming from the southlands of Chesapeake, Virginia, e Hunts include seven brothers and sisters, ages 16 to 24, whove been playing music together almost their entire lives. Twin sisters Jenni and Jessi and their ve brothers Josh, Jonathan, Jordan, Justin, and Jamison all learned to sing and play violin as young children. ey later taught themselves to play instruments like mandolin,
10 piano, ukulele, banjo, and drums and started experimenting with songwriting, creating a batch of songs that reveal their sophisticated sense of melody and undeniably dreamy innocence. June 16 Live in Central Park (Revisited) Bocelli and Friends Crest eatre Saturday, 8 p.m.; tickets $65/$55 Join internationally celebrated performers Jonathan Hawkins, Lee Lessack and Heather Lundstedt as they recreate this awe-inspiring evening, performing the treasured hits of Bocelli, such as, La Donna Mobile, e Prayer, Time to Say Goobdye and Nessun Dorma.C4OPE Connect for Overdose Prevention and Education forum series ird ursday monthly through Sept. June 21 6:30-8 p.m. Guardian Recovery Network 3333 S. Congress Ave #402, Delray Beach Hanley Foundation, a statewide leader in substance use disorder prevention, education and advocacy for access to quality treatment, has announced the full schedule for Project C4OPE (Connect for Overdose Prevention and Education): A Forum Series for Families in the Opioid Crisis. e free-of-charge forums are designed to connect people in our community who share the experience of a loved one who has died of opioid overdose, survived an overdose, or are at high risk for overdose. Make an advanced reservations by visiting www.hanleyfoundation.org/project-c4ope/or calling-268-2355Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Parke Wizard of Oz June 10 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Presented by Curtain Call Playhouse Adapted from L. Frank Baums tale, this timeless classic story brings to life all the wonderful characters youve grown to loveDorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, Cowardly Lion, the Good Witch, and of course, the Wicked Witch. When Dorothy lands in Oz, she looks for a way to get back home to Kansas. With some favorite songs, we follow Dorothys adventure to seek help from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz! Summer Children Shows include a carousel token, juice & cookies for the kids aer the show. Rated G $8 adults; $6 kids 12 and underSummer in the City at Downtown Boca Mizner Park Amphitheater e City of Boca Ratons Summer in the City series promises a line-up of FREE tribute concerts, mixed with fun and games, from June 8th through August 11th at Downtown Bocas Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real. Doors open one hour before each concert. June 8 8 p.m. e Long Run Eagles tribute June 15 8 p.m. Crazy Fingers Grateful Dead tribute June 22 7 p.m. 80s rowback Game Night Grown-up game night fun with LED ping pong, mini golf, life-sized lawn games, food trucks and live DJ spinning favorites from the 1980s. June 24 7 p.m. FAU Summer Concert Band June 29 8 p.m. e Rocket Man Show Elton John tributeArts GarageFriday, June 1 8-10 p.m. Garage Queens General Ad mission $15 | Reserved $20 | Premium $25 Arts Garage presents: Garage Queen, showcasing the art of Drag! e rst Fridays of June through September, Arts Garage will hosts a pageant-style elimination contest for twelve beautiful Queens. Every month, the audience and judges will send three Queens packing until there is only one--the rst crowned GARAGE QUEEN! Saturday, June 2 8-10 p.m. Typhanie Monique A Bold Take on Classic Jazz General Admission $30 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45 Typhanie Monique is a performer, educator and recording artist whose three critically acclaimed, independently produced albums have captured the ears of critics and fans alike. A bold, engaging per former with the ability to reach straight to the heart of her listeners, Monique has graced jazzs most distinguished venues, including Chicagos Jazz Showcase and City Winery, Smalls Jazz Club in New York, e Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis and e Dakota in Minneapolis. ursday June 7 8-11 p.m. Feedback Delrays Poetry Open Mic Night TICKETS: $5 Calling all poets, writers and lyricists! Join us for a night of linguistic word play at Delrays New Poetry Open Mic Hosted by Chunky. 1st ursday of the every month. Let the power of the spoken word transform your ursday. Friday, June 8 8-10 p.m. Dr. Ed Calle Presents MAMBLUE Award-winning, international-styled Saxophone General Admission $30 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45 Grammy-winning Ed Calle is a saxophonist, composer, orchestrator, producer, scholar, professor and leader. Lauded by peers and colleagues for his versatility, Calle is known for his extraordinary ability to sight-read, interpret, and perform virtually any musical style with grace. Saturday, June 9 8-10 p.m. e Chili Poppers & Stone Temple Pride Tributes to e Red Hot Chili Peppers and Stone Temple Pilots General Admission $20 | Reserved $25 | Premium $30 A double-header featuring e Chili Poppers and Stone Temple Pride! e Chili Poppers bring the funk with their ener getic and faithful recreations of the live Red Hot Chili Peppers experience. Stone Temple Pride pay tribute to Stone Temple Pilots and the late great Scott Weiland. Tuesday, June 12 8-11 p.m. SHINE South Floridas Premier Open Mic Showcase $10 in Advance / $12 Day of Event Step up on the stage and Shine at this All Arts Open Mic Monthly Showcase. Bring a song, a poem, a rap, or a ri and jam 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 with our new emcee Chunky and our live house band while your friends cheer you on. Embrace the opportunity to hear the creative process of Delrays local talent. Shine takes place in or Main Stage eatre every 2nd Tuesday of the month. (50% o tickets for students with ID at the door.) ursday, June 14 8-10 p.m. Mod 27 Chicago-style Improv and Sketch Comedy General Admission $15.00 Mod 27 is Palm Beach Countys longest running comedy improv company featuring an experienced cast performing Chicago-style improv and sketch comedy. Mod 27 takes suggestions from the audience and uses them to perform fully improvised games and scenes. Friday, June 15 8-10 p.m. Markus Gottschlich Trio Old Jazz meets New Jazz General Admission $30 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45 Austrian-born pianist, composer, and Steinway Artist, Markus Gottschlich belongs to the young lions of the Flor ida jazz scene. Like his own life story, Markus music reects a unique blend of old world and new world. In his captivating live performances, his lyricism and technique contribute to his highly-individual sound. Saturday, June 16 8-10 p.m. SEAN CHAMBERS BAND A No-Frills Brand of Blues Guitar General Ad mission $30 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45 Britains Guitarist Magazine named Chambers one of the top 50 blues guitarists of the last century. USA Today expressed that Chambers achieves the distinctly American blues/soul/country/ rock sound that the Stones used to aspire to long ago. Britains Guitarist Magazine named Chambers one of the top 50 blues guitarists of the last century. ursday June 21 7-10 p.m. ONYX ART STROLL Delrays Monthly Art Walk FREE TO WALK I $15 TO EXHIBIT Arts Garage invites local artists and artisans to showcase and sell their art during a night of amazing music from local emerging musicians. is event is free to the public but artists can exhibit for only $15. Friday, June 22 8-10 p.m. Manuel Valera Trio Afro-Cu ban-styled Jazz General Ad mission $30 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45 Born and raised in Cuba, Manuel Valera made a splash in the Jazz scene when arriving in New York. Now, Manuel is a Grammy-nominated artists garnering national reviews and lending his talents as a pianist and composer to Arturo Sandoval, Paquito DRivera, Brian Lynch, Dafnis Prieto to name a few. Friday, June 29 8-10 p.m. Zach Bar tholomew Quartet Afro-Cuban Rhythm meets Jazz Piano General Admission $20 | Reserved $25 | Premium $30 Zach Bartholomew is an award-winning jazz pianist, composer, and music educator who holds a doctorate in instrumental performance from the Frost School of Music, University of Miami. His original music is inspired by the jazz tradition, but also draws heavily from Afro-Cuban rhythms and modern inuences. Saturday, June 30 8-10 p.m. Selwyn Birchwood Rhythmic Blues Guitar General Admission $25 | Reserved $30 | Premium $40 With his ery guitar and lap steel playing, his trailblazing, instantly memorable songs and gritty, unvarnished vocals, Selwyn Birchwood is among the most extraordinary young stars in the blues.Boca Raton LibraryJune 9 10 a.m.-noon Spanish River Library Libraries Rock e Boca Raton Public Library, along with public libraries in South Florida and around the country, is launching its annual Summer Reading program, Librar ies Rock! Sponsored by the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library, this years music-themed activities and classes will inspire all ages to rock out and read. e festivities begin with a free Kick-O Par ty. Play games, enjoy food, listen to a live DJ, participate in an interactive drumming activity and much more. Summer Reading enrollment begins on June 4 for kids, tweens, teens, and adults. Children receive a free reading log, bag and bookmark when they enroll and can collect a new prize each week for reading. Tweens and teens receive a cell phone wallet upon enrollment and are placed in weekly drawings for gi cards when they log their books online. Adults get a free book bag when they enroll and are eligible for monthly drawings for local concert tickets when they log the books they read at bocalibrary.org.Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Sushi & Stroll Walk Series June 8 5:30-8:30 p.m. Summer nights in South Florida are something special when augmented withtaikodrums and pristine Japanese gardens. Add a cold drink, a breathtaking sunset, and beautiful Japanese gardens, and youve got Sushi & Stroll! Guests will enjoy Pan-Asian oerings from the CornellCaf and visiting food trucks, premium Japanese sake and beer selections, unique treasures from the Museum Store, and world-class taiko drumming performances by Fushu Daiko.Please note that the museums galleries will be closed during Sushi & Stroll. Cost: Online: $7, adults (ages 11+); $5, children (ages 4-10);Door: $8, adults (ages 11+); $6, children (ages 4-10);FREE for museum members and children ages 3 and under. Saturday, June 9 5 6 1-54 7 WILD ( 9 453)p almb e ach z o o o r g ROAR & POUR A NIGHT AT THE ZOO DRINKS, FOOD & LIVE MUSIC June 23 4:30pm-9:00pm Saturday SUMMER NIGHTS 4:30pm-9:00pm Sponsored by Through Summer July 6 Dinosaurs June 1Fairytale & Fantasy August 3Pirates & Sci-Fi Fridays Fridays 1 st 1 st
12 Judi Mark Delray gal singing, dancing through life By: Dale King Contributing Writer Judi Mark is a theatrical tornado. e Chicago native, who has performed and lived in New York, has quietly been residing in Delray Beach the past few years. Not many people know that this petite brunette has a resume that can ll you with awe, and a larger than life persona on stage and in life. Her one woman show Laughing rough Life was recently performed at the Boca Black Box. Mark commanded the stage while dancing, singing and telling the story of her life through song. When I worked on a cruise ship the Cruise Director had rules and the rule was that all female performers must sleep with the cruise director, she said with a twinkle in her eye. But these bold admissions didnt seem mor bid or unfortunate, they just propelled Mark into the limelight even more. Her history is quite impressive starting at age four when her mother took her to creative movement classes. My mother took me to dance classes so that I would not have big thighs, she said. She never got the dreaded thunder thighs, but she got something else in its wake. I have had a successful performance career spanning over decades with TV appear ances, lm, O-Broadway, concert stage, regional theater, cabaret and cruise ships, she said. Mark worked with Danny DeVito in an o-Broadway play and became a choreographer as well. She also studied with the Mar tha Graham Dance Company in New York and has stories of the grand dancing diva clad in a owing caan. e Graham technique is very dramatic (and so was Ms. Graham). I went on tour with them as well, she said. eres a lot more to this dancing and singing snowbird. She worked at dinner theaters and cabarets like e Algonquin, e National Arts Club, e Laurie Beechman eatre, e Metropolitan Room, e Iridium, Sweetwaters, and Florida nightclubs like Les Violins, e Copacabana, and the Konover Hotel. In her show Laughing rough Life Mark talks about her fathers strict approach to child rearing, that ultimately gave her the drive to shine on stage. I learned to laugh at my life through the ups and downs, she said. I like to entertain people so they leave feeling good. Mark had another side to her professional persona. She has a B.S. in Education and an MFA work in Dance-Choreography. at led to a successful career as a master teacher, creator and curriculum writer of high school sequential dance programs in NYC public schools. She produced dance concerts and taught dance students and mentored student dance teachers at Hofstra University. Mark, who has been trained in ballet, modern dance, jazz, theater, voice and piano is also a chip o the old block. Her mother Dorothy was a pianist who would play show tunes and classical music at home. Her father Leonard was a recording engineer. When Mark found her moms sheet music in the piano bench it set her on a theatrical mission. My mom had song-books from Ginger Rogers, Chita Rivera, Carmen Miranda (my idol) and more, she said. My show is a tribute to my mother and to the generation of music from the Great American Songbook, 1930s to the present. ere is another side to this dancing darling she was a member of the New York Friars Club. She also produced successful shows like Girls Night Out, Triple reats and Ballroom Dance events. Marks show is made up of little snippets of her life which is far from ordinary. But rest assured her love of Florida is not merely to gaze at palm trees and walk on the beach. I am not here to worship the sun, but wor ship my art, she said. I spend all my time creating and performing. Delray Beach is a great place. Impact 100 Palm Beach County awards 10 nonprofits grants totaling $547,000Staff report Impact 100 Palm Beach County, a womens philanthropy group, recently awarded $547,000 in grants to 10 local nonprot organizations. Aer reviewing 63 entries over the past six months, 10 nalists (two in each category) were selected to present their program live to Impact 100 members. e members then voted on the winners, the votes were tallied and presented at the conclusion of the Grand Awards Ceremony. One high-impact $100,000 grant was awarded to the following nonprots in each of Impact 100s ve focus areas of Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Family and Health & Wellness. Members donate $1,000 each annually and vote on local initiatives they would like to see funded with $100,000 grants. Impact 100 Co-Presidents Helen Ballerano and Kirsten Stanley presented grant awards to: Arts and Culture Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia Building a String Or chestra and Self-Esteem Education Lake Worth West Resident Planning Group -Steps to Success Environment Delray Beach Childrens Garden Expanding our Nature Ed ucation Programming Family Place of Hope at the Leighan and David Rinker Campus -Transitional Independent Living Neighborhood Phase 1 Health and Wellness Genesis Community Health -Genesis Smiles Program Winners of this years Impact 100 awards. Photo courtesy of Sherri Ferrante, Ferrante Photography. 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" rf MAKE Y OUR RESER V A TIONS NO W! nft b r t r r rbFIND US A T WWW.FIFTHAVENUEGRILL.NET some res trictions apply
13 Drag queens take center stage during Garage Queens showdown at Delrays Arts Garage By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Twelve drag queens will bring their glitz, glam and erce personalities to Delrays Arts Garage this summer as they vie to be donned the Garage Queen. e rst Friday of the month from June 1 through Sept. 7 will be dedicated to the battle of the queens. Each month will have a dierent theme that the queens will have to come up with a costume and persona for. e audience will decide which queens make it to the next round through tips until one is given the crown as well as a paid and contracted show at the Arts Garage. Its really exciting, said Adam Smet, the Director of WOW at the Arts Garage. Smet is tasked with planning events that WOW visitors and keep them coming back to the performing arts venue for new and innovative programs. Bringing a pageant-style elimination competition to the summer schedule is his idea. President and CEO of the Arts Garage Marjorie Waldo said Garage Queens is an example of the Arts Garage carrying out its vision of, Connecting our community to the world through the Arts. Specically she said Garage Queens will showcase the diverse art form of drag. Drag in itself is an art form, Smet said. It takes a lot and this shines a light that it is an art form. Taking the stage every month will be host Gerald Arroyo-Prada better known in the drag community as Ariel. Ariel will channel her inner RuPaul and host Garage Queens. We have an amazing assortment of queens, she said. South Florida hasnt seen anything like this. We have bars and nights here and there, but it will be a lot of fun to see how creative these girls can be. Ariel takes her name from her favorite Disney princess, Ariel from e Little Mermaid. Arroyo-Prada worked at Disney previously. Currently, he works for a personal injury law rm during the day and perfects Ariel at night. Arroyo-Prada has a theater degree from Florida Atlantic University and has hosted the annual Homecoming FAU Drag Show for the past eight years. Arroyo-Prada began dressing in drag on March 13, 2010. e rst public appear ance was right aer the Johnny Depp ver sion of Alice in Wonderland debuted and Ariel showed up at a West Palm Beach bar as the White Rabbit. Ever since then, Ariel has been evolving. Ariel has appeared on stage with Katy Perry, for the opening night of the California Dreams Tour in 2011 at UCFs CFE Sports Arena. Shes performed at the late and legendary, Pulse Night Club and performed with other local drag queens. I am denitely excited to see how far this can take us, she said of the event and its impact on the drag community. e rst show is June 1 at 8 p.m. at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave. Shows are also scheduled for July 6, Aug. 3 and Sept. 7 for the Grand Finale. All shows will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for general admission, $20 for a reserved table and $25 for a premium table. You can BYOWhatever (Food and drinks, including alcohol). For more information, visit artsgarage.org The City of Boca Ratons in the City in the City 590 Plaza Real | Boca Raton, FL 33432 | MiznerAmp.com | 561.544.8600For your convenience, food and beverages are available for purchase. Please leave your coolers, pets and food items at home. Bring your own chair, or rent one on site. Free parking available at City Hall and the Downtown libraries. JOIN US AT MIZNER PARK AMPHITHEATER FOR FREE MUSIC & GAME NIGHTS in the City 2018Friday, June 8 @ 8:00 pmA Tribute to The Eagles Long RunFriday, June 15 @ 8:00 pmA Tribute to the Grateful Dead Crazy FingersFriday, June 22 @ 7:00 pm80s Throwback Game NightSunday, June 24 @ 7:00 pmFAU Summer Concert Band Friday, June 29 @ 8:00 pmA Tribute to Elton John The Rocket Man Show Friday, July 13 @ 8:00 pmA Tribute to the Beatles Liverpool Live Friday, July 20 @ 7:00 pm80s Throwback Game NightFriday, July 27 @ 8:00 pmA Tribute to Fleetwood Mac Dreams: Crystal VisionsFriday, August 3 @ 8:00 pmA Tribute to Prince The Purple MadnessFriday, August 10 @ 8:00 pmA Tribute to Billy Joel TurnstilesSaturday, August 11 @ 8:00 pmThe Symphonia Boca Raton Symphony Swings M I Z N E R P A R K C O M E D Y C L U B C O M Visit MiznerAmp.com for updates
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15 Delray musician hitting high notes with new record By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor e one constant in Steve Martels life has always been music. e Delray Beach musician and real estate agent has lived up north in Massachusetts, out west in California and now in the Lake Ida neighborhood of Delray. No matter where he found himself living, he has always been in a band, produced original music and performed live at different bars and venues. And at 55 he said he feels like he just won American Idol. is summer he is working on a new album, which will be produced by Miami music mogul Rudy Perezs son, Chris Price. Perez has produced and written music for acclaimed artists including Christina Aguilera, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce. Martel said the album will likely be released in the fall and have 10 tracks on it. e title will probably be e Joe Cotton Band the name of Martels band. He is even planning on shooting a music video for one of the songs. Joe Cotton is not just a name Martel created, it is literally his birth name. Martel discovered his birth certicate read Joseph Michael Cotton. He found the document after his father died. e Joe Cotton Band has been around for the past decade. Martel said members come and go. e current group consists of all Delray musicians. Mar tel said this particular group has been together for about a year and a half. ey have a gig planned at Old School Squares Crest eatre on June 8 and at the Arts Garage on Sept. 23. Martel plays guitar, bass and sings. e rst instrument he picked up was a clarinet in the fourth grade. From then on, he was always playing an instrument from violin to guitar and even piano from time to time. He began writing original songs in high school. e musicians he grew up listening to are what inspires his music. at includes anything from e Beatles, e Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath and e Eagles. Its a potpourri, a hodgepodge, a blend of every inuence we have been tickled by, Martel said of his bands music. Over the years, he said he his music has matured the same way he did. What became important in the real world became more important in the lyrics, he said. He said lyrics typically pop into his head and he hopes he has a pad of paper and a pen around to jot them down before he loses them. Sometimes they are accompanied by a melody. Lyrics are never forced, he said. ey just come out. One of the new songs on the album is named Twice. He said the song is about getting back together with his wife, Lori, his high school sweetheart who married his best friend rst. Prices brother Adam Perez plays the drums on the track that Martel wrote and sings. Steve Martel of the Joe Cotton Band is working on a new album. Photo courtesy of Ron Elkman of USA Today. CRANES BEACH HOUSE BOUTIQUE HOTEL & LUXURY VILLAS 82 Gleason Street, Delray Beach, FL 33483 TF 866-372-7263 W cranesbeachhouse.com 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 in a lush & verdant setting. 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 Local camp scoopBy: Heather McMechan Special to the Boca and Delray newspaper If youve been too consumed with Mothers Day Teas, end of the year projects and the last baseball game of the season, you may have forgotten to plan for the summer. Dont worry! Ive got the latest scoop on last minute camps you can sign-up for. Dont wait and plan your summer today. Camp Twister Camp Twisters has many choices when it comes to nding the best camp for your child. If your child loves climbing, jumping, running and ipping, then they will have a blast at Twisters. Whether your child spends a session, a day, a week or the whole summer at Twisters, their time here will be lled with loads of fun! Registration includes the camp sessions of your choice, gymnastics instruction, healthy snack & juice each day, arts & cras, movie time and fun & games. Lunch is available daily for $7. In addition to spring and summer camp, Twisters oers many day camps throughout the school year during holiday breaks and teacher work days. Boca Twisters Camps: Summer: June 4Aug 10th (8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.). Call 561-7506001 for more details. American Twisters Camps: Summer: June 7th-Aug 10th (8:30 a.m, -6 p.m.). Call 954725-9199 for more information. iD Tech Camps iD Tech Camps are summer technology programs for students 7-17 with over 150 university locations across the country including ve in Florida. is summer, students will code mobile apps. Design video games. Produce viral videos. Discover the secrets of cryptography and so much more. Courses are led by tech-savvy, adult-only sta in a fun, energetic and experiential environment. In addition to providing entertaining and age-appropriate activities, STEM summer camps are loaded with original, real-world curriculum and professional soware. With personalized, handson instruction for all skill levels and small class sizes that average eight students per instructor, students will become the worlds next creators of innovative technology. South Florida locations include Florida Atlantic University and University of Miami Space of Mind Camp Curate your aweSOMe summery solo. Find your group. Bring your group. With lessons or life coaching with a class, camp or workshop customize your own event and create your own adventure. Summer discovery camp Jump into an aweSOMe world of imagination and discovery. Each week is a new adventure in the creative and culinary arts, humanities and sciences and in learning about ones self. Summer study hall e better way to do summer school! Fulll an online course requirement or take one of our home education courses, get help with specic academic skills or design your own course, internship or creative project to ignite your passion. Academic assessments are also oered to help students set goals for achievement. Half Day, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday Friday, $300/week (includes AM snack). Full Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday, $400/week (includes AM snack). Monday Fridays, June 11th-August 3rd. Space of Mind Schoolhouse, 102 N. Swinton Ave. For information, please call 877.407.1122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 3D Printing & CAD Summer Tech Camp Looking for an innovative, yet fun summer tech camp to bring your kids too? You found it! TeachGeeks 3D Printing & CAD Summer Tech Camp is oered to students ages 8 & up to keep kids engaged in learning technology while having fun. e program is specically designed to advance your childrens technical knowledge skill set outside conventional curriculum methods. By using STEAM education principles & creative design thinking, kids learn how to use CAD programs (Computer Assisted Design) to learn the magic behind 3D Printing. Program is oered weekly at Grandview Preparatory School in Boca Raton. Pricing is $400/student per weekly session. Discounts available if signing up for 2 or more sessions. First session begins June 4th June 11th and runs weekly throughout the Summer. Last session is August 13th August 17th. Monday Friday 10am 3pm. Half hour lunch break (not included). Schedule varies depending on class enrollment. Call 561336-0368 to set up your session. Snapshots from the 7th annual Celebration of the Arts at Lynn University Artists pose near their work at Lynn Universitys Celebration of the Arts on April 27. e seventh annual festival highlights the talents of students, employees and alumni each year.Submitted photo. Lynn University president,KevinM.Ross plays crowd favorites with his band, Wolawk at the universitys seventh annual Celebration of the Arts on April 27. e festival highlights the artistic talents of students, employees and alumni each year.Submitted photo. Zhanna Abdrakhmanova dances gracefully to fellow performer, Maco Monthervil at Lynn Universitys Celebration of the Arts on April 27. e seventh annual festival highlights the talents of students, employees and alumni each year.Submitted photo.
17 HEALTH Try pilates INSIDE Palm Beach County Boca Regional partnership under consideration Rotary Club Downtown Boca raises $90,000 for scholars during Honor Your Doctor Luncheon at Boca West By: Dale King Contributing Writer is years 20th annual Honor Your Doctor luncheon sponsored and presented by the Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton recognized more than 160 physicians and medical professionals and raised more than $90,000 for medical, nursing and health-related scholarships. While each nominated physician and medical specialist received an appreciation award at the luncheon held at Boca West Country Club earlier this year, dermatologist Dr. Eli Cohen of Delray Beach was recognized as the 2018 Doctor of Distinction for generating the most nomination votes from patients and the general community. He received a brass and wood clock with an engraved plaque. We are so pleased that the Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton has again raised the bar for this very special event, said co-chair Alan Kaye. e Honor Your Doctor Luncheon has become an inspir ing annual tradition in the Boca Raton community that furthers our Rotary Clubs health and wellness mission, noted Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton President Terri Wescott. Our club is so proud to be entrusted with the stewardship of this program. Attended by 300 healthcare, community and civic leaders, the annual get-together funds the Helen M. Babione Medical Scholarship that benets medical, nursing and health-related students attending the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at FAU, Lynn University and Palm Beach State College. Special recognition was given this year to doctors from two Broward Health hospitals who tended to those injured in the tragic shooting Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Dr. Ivan Puente, who accepted on behalf of Broward Health, stated: We hope there will never be another event like the one that occurred at Stoneman Douglas, but we know that if it does occur, we are prepared to handle it. e program featured remarks from the four medical and nursing student scholarship recipients: Florence Xiong, a rst year medical student from FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine; Rivka Averbuhk, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing; Barbara Wisinski, a senior at Lynn University and Patricia Louis, rst-year medical student at Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. is years luncheon was co-chaired by Alan Kaye and Janice Williams. Honorary chair was Helen Babione and the honorary physician advisor was Dr. Jerey Stein, who received the 2017 Doctor of Distinction recognition. e Honor Your Doctor Luncheon was founded by Helen Babione, a longtime resident and philanthropist in Boca Raton. e Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton has produced the event for the last ve years; previously, the GFWC Boca Raton Womans Club was event sponsor. West Boca Medical Center now performing total knee replacements with help from robotic technology Staff report If you are going in for total knee replacement surgery at West Boca Medical Center, your doctor may receive some help from a robot. e hospital is now oering patients Strykers robotic-arm assisted total knee application for use with its Mako System. is latest advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee replacements are performed allowing surgeons to personalize procedures for each patient. e technology enables surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy during laboratory testing. Mako is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed by providing each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specic diagnosis and anatomy, said Mitch Feldman, chief executive ocer. Its exciting to be able to oer this transformative technology across the joint replacement service line to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements. e Mako Total Knee application is a knee replacement treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. rough CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, sur geons can use the Mako System to create a personalized surgical plan and identify the implant size, orientation and alignment based on each patients unique anatomy. e Mako System also enables surgeons to virtually modify the surgical plan intra-operatively and assists the surgeon in executing bone resections. To nd out if Mako is right for you, visit www.westbocamedctr. com From le are Terri Wescott, Michael Walstrom, Janice Williams, Dr. Eli Cohen, Mayor Susan Haynie, Helen Babione and Alan Kaye, shown at Boca West Country Club during the 20th annual Honor Your Doctor luncheon. Photo by Gina Fontana. Dr. Eli Cohen addresses the crowd at the 20th annual Honor Your Doctor luncheon aer receiving top honors. Photo by Dale King. From le are Dave Freudenberg, Janice Williams, Helen Babione, Terri Wescott, Alan Kaye and Jon Kaye, shown at Boca West Country Club during the 20th annual Honor Your Doctor luncheon. Photo by Gina Fontana.
18 Why Pilates?By: Megan Kennedy, group fitness instructor at Bocas Purlife Fitness Center Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers As a Pilates instructor, by far the most common question I get is, What actually is Pilates? Even if you are absolutely clueless, you no doubt have at least heard the name before. Youve walked past a Pilates studio, youve come across a Pilates YouTube channel, you heard someone call it an ab workout, a nice stretch, the same thing as Yoga, and easy sounding familiar yet? e truth is, Pilates is evolving; it is constantly adapting to whichever environment you practice in and which demographic it is being taught to. All rumors aside, no matter the mode, location, or population for which the class is designed -all Pilates exercises follow the same six basic principles. Six Principles of Pilates Concentration is is your mind/body connection, activelythinking about the muscles youre working. Control In lamest terms, no sloppy movements! e original name of Pilates was literally Contrology. Center Joseph Pilates coined the term powerhouse as the focus for his exer cises. What he referred to as the power house is what we all know as the core. Fluidity One exercise ows into the next. Breath Just breathe and dont hold it in. When you hold your breath during a core exer cise you miss out on the benets of allowing your deep abdominal muscles to contract and stabilize the diaphragm. Precision One perfect movement, we do each rep as best as we can. Pilates is about the mastery of controlled movements with benets of improved exibility, strength, coordination, balance, control and endurance throughout the entire body. Pilates is known for its exercises that induce a deep abdominal burn (i.e. the hundreds, double leg stretch, single leg stretch, etc.) mainly exer cises that call for the liing of the head neck and shoulders o the mat. While your abdominals are denitely contracting in these movements, they are working in tandem with other major muscle groups, resulting in a more well-rounded exercise that improves over all stability as opposed to the isolation of a single muscle (because in real life, how oen are you only using your abs?). History Joseph Pilates created this method inspired by his own pain as he was very sick throughout his childhood. He studied exercises of the Greeks and Romans, Tai Chi, Zen meditation, Yoga, mar tial arts, and gymnastics all in the pursuit of optimizing his health. As such, he is oen credited as being one of the rst gures to bring together Western and Eastern ideas of physical tness. Later, he evolved his method to accommodate the injuries of wounded British soldiers under his care during World War I. What we know today as the Pilates reformer, actually started as merely a hospital bed with added springs! Joseph Pilates wanted to help soldiers strengthen and tone while they were still bedbound. e rst ocial reformers were shaped as sliding beds with springs used as resistance. In the 1920s, Jospeh Pilates came to the US and started working with esteemed dancers such as Martha Graham and George Balanchine. Eventually, the dancers he worked with also started to teach his method. Pilates exercises then became more dance infused and closer to what we think of Pilates as today, incorporating graceful rhythmic movements. Joseph Pilates himself was not a dancer, rather dancers were among the rst of his students to start teaching his method. Versatility Yet, Pilates can be taught to any population in a variety of settings, hence why classes can look very dierent depending on where you go. Its versatility is what makes Pilates so timeless and central to physical tness. At Purlife, I utilize the entire group exercise space with TRX suspension cables, rowing machines, resistance bands, functional bars, gliding discs, and more. Pilates is incredibly versatile and with the space at Purlife I am able to create workouts that range from mat work to utilizing the rower as a Pilates reformer. Simply put, Pilates is still here because of its ability to evolve. Its foundation will remain constant but the progressions are limitless. rfrr rfntnbf Member ofT enet Health s rfn rtbnbntnt fnbnbb tntnn tnnntnb bttn ntn ffrf nftbffrb ff bf bfrrr
19 What Happens after weight loss surgeryBy: Delray Medical Center Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Weight loss surgery is the rst step in a life-long journey that can help people who are overweight or obese gradually shed the pounds and improve their over all health. For the procedure to be a success, however, it must be combined with permanent commitments to healthy eating and regular exercise. Most patients spend two to three days in the hospital following weight loss or bar iatric surgery. Once they have returned home, patients must follow a special diet recommended by their physician. ey cannot return to their previous eating habits because of the changes made to the gastrointestinal tract. Bariatric patients are usually advised to: Eat small, frequent meals throughout the day and not skip meals Eat slowly and chew food thoroughly Avoid carbonated drinks, alcohol, and desserts and items high in sugar or fat Stop eating when they feel full During the rst three to six months, you will lose weight quickly. Patients typically need to take vitamin supplements that include iron, vitamins B12 and D, folate and calcium because the body is not able to absorb these nutrients as well. Follow-up tests are usually done at least annually to check for anemia or vitamin deciency. Returning to work and pre-surgery levels of activity will depend on the type of weight loss surgery performed, the patients physical condition and the nature of the activity. Most patients are able to return to work and exercise in one to two weeks. Women should take precautions not to become pregnant for up to two years aer weight loss surgery due to the added demands that pregnancy places on the body. In addition to changing their diets, bar iatric patients also should exercise on a regular basis to keep the weight o. Once they have lost weight, bariatric patients oen experience an improvement in pre-existing health conditions such as asthma, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea, high cholesterol, and gastroesophageal reux disease. Some patients may choose to undergo plastic surgery aer losing weight if they have large folds of skin, loose muscles or localized pockets of fat tissue. Restore your health and regain condence with a proven long-term weightloss solution. e weight loss surgery team at Delray Medical Center is ready to guide you on your journey to a healthier and more active life. If youre 100 pounds or more overweight you may be a candidate for medical weight-loss surgery at Delray Medical Center. e reasons are more than cosmetic. People who are more than 30 per cent over their ideal weight oen experience serious medical problems, such as heart disease and diabetes, and may be at increased risk for certain cancers. Located on the campus of Delray Medical Center, the Surgical Weight Loss Program specializes in multi-disciplinary care and oers some of the most eective procedures available for surgical weight loss in South Florida including: adjustable gastric banding, roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. We also oer management of existing bariatric patients to include lap band adjustments and revisional surgery. Learn more about the Delray Medical Centers Surgical Weight Loss Program by attending an informational seminars. To make a reservation or to receive for more information, call 844-474-8378. 15340 Jog Road | Ste 100 | Delray Beach, FL 33446561.495.2099 | ad-sf.comDont Wait Till It Hurts! Did You Know...Wisdom teeth should be removed before the roots are fully developed. Usually around age 17. Q: Why take them out?.A: They are impacted and eect your jawbone and gums. They come in the wrong angle and press against your other teeth. Your mouth just isnt big enough! Brushing and Flossing become more dicult and other teeth can get cavities Pressure from your wisdom teeth can make your other teeth crooked! Summer is the Best Time for Wisdom Teeth Removal Sedation Options Available
20 Decision due by summer on partnership at Boca Regional Hospital By: Dale King Contributing Writer Ocials at Boca Raton Regional Hospital are expected to decide by summer on a healthcare partner that will join forces with BRRH in its quest to become a pre-eminent academic tertiary referral center in the region. e hospital announced the decision timetable in a news release last month, stating that Boca Hospital has pared its list of potential healthcare suitors to two. Still in the running are Baptist Health South Florida and Cleveland Clinic. e three that were turned aside were: Memorial Healthcare System, Novant Health and Orlando Health. From a total of 12 hopefuls who last year expressed an interest in connecting with the 51-year-old Boca hospital, the list was cut to ve, and then, to the pair still in contention. Each of the ve healthcare systems we selected to explore are impressive organizations that presented exciting and robust proposals, said Jerry Fedele, president and CEO of Boca Regional. While each brought interesting and innovative ideas to the table, in the nal analysis, we believe the two chosen presented oerings that were best suited to meet the goals and objectives the board established for the partnership. ose aims include enhancing Boca Regionals ability to develop nationally recognized clinical programs to better serve the region, mitigate the challenges of a stand-alone organization in a complex and evolving healthcare industry and provide greater access to capital. e hospital immediately began deliberations with the goal of making the nal selection by summertime. Talks include participation by the hospitals board, community leaders, medical sta and volunteers. When we embarked on this initiative, our goal was to implement a process that was deliberate, thoughtful and transparent, said Dick Schmidt, former hospital board chair, noted civic leader in Boca Raton and chair of the partnership steering committee. All of our key constituencies have had a voice in this critically important endeavor and will continue to do so as we bring it to conclusion. In June of 2017, BRRH established a steering committee to explore the possibility of entering into a strategic partnership with another healthcare provider. Since then, the steering committee, working in conjunction with an outside consulting rm specializing in these matters, sought proposals from potential suitors and then evaluated them using a number of criteria deemed critically important to the hospital and the communities it serves. e information has been shared with medical sta, employees, volunteers, philanthropists, community members, government and civic leaders. Since that initiative was rst announced, Boca Regional has emphasized that potential suitors would nd the hospital an attractive partner, given its signicant increases in market share and utilization, program and facility expansion, nancial performance and record-setting philanthropic support in recent years. e candidates recognized the success we have achieved, and the important role we play in the community and the region as a top-tier, academic tertiary medical center, noted Christine E. Lynn, board chair. Given the stature of those organizations, we nd great satisfaction in knowing the regard in which we are held by some of the nations most formidable healthcare systems. 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: 561-266-0033www.DelrayBrainScience.com 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 Tinnitus: The ringing in your ears is not coming from your ears By: Dr. John Conde Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Tinnitus is a perception of sound in proximity to the head in the absence of an environmental source. It can occur in one or both ears, in or around the head, and even in the distance in rarer occasions. Typically the sound is described as a hissing, buzzing, or ringing that may be constant or intermittent. Hearing loss is quite oen a comorbidity to this condition. According to the American Tinnitus Association, over 50 million people living in the United States suer with chronic tinnitus which is described as tinnitus persisting for greater than 6 months. For 12 million people in the United States it signicantly interferes with activities of daily living. e most common pathological cause of tinnitus is an acoustic neuroma, which is a benign tumor of the coating of the hearing nerve. is should always be ruled out through an examination, history, and imaging if necessary. However, the genesis of tinnitus is overwhelmingly more oen associated with a dysfunction in the central auditory system, which in laymen terms means a dysfunction in the neuro-circuitry for hearing in the brain. ere are many areas within the central auditory system that are referenced in the literature but the most common is an area termed the dorsal cochlear nucleus in the brainstem. is area seems to generate neurological activity spontaneously. Another common thread that is seen in the literature associated with the genesis of tinnitus are non-auditory areas in the brain such as the frontal lobe, cerebellum, and the limbic system. ese areas are thought to provide the emotional, anatomical, and perceptual aspects of the noise that the person hears. In the assessment and treatment of tinnitus, a thorough neurological battery is necessary to target the most dysfunctional regions in the central auditory and non-auditory systems of the brain. e battery should consist of a comprehensive bedside neurological physical examination, VOG (video-oculography), audiometric testing (hearing tests), a computerized assessment of postural systems (CAPS) for balance, and imaging if necessary such as MRI. e goal of the assessment is to establish a functional diagnosis by which the concepts of neuroplasticity (re-mapping the brain according to environment stimulus) can be applied. Subsequently, therapeutic interventions are executed aimed at stabilizing these unhealthy regions of the brain. ese interventions may involve Notched Sound erapy, oculomotor (eye movements) exercises, unilateral vestibular exercises, visual positional awareness exercises for the head with lasers, Dynavision D2 (64 LED board), Interactive Metronome (brain timing exercise), and manipulation just to name a few. Every patient presents dierently so there is not a single technique that benets all. Unique, customized programs are the norm when addressing tinnitus. In reference to food stus or vitamins and minerals, as to date there are no pharmacological agents or dietary supplements that have been proven to benet patients with tinnitus. 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, email@example.com, and at www.thecondecenter.com
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23 BIZ Dress up your shoes with Whiskers  INSIDE Palm Beach County Office Depot donates 10,000 books  Bocas Blissfully Better offers sweet treat with less sugar By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Bonnie Boroian was searching for a healthier way to enjoy a sweet treat. It was a quest she began years ago as a professional dancer and continued on as a mother of ve children, one who was pre-diabetic. I have always been very interested in my physical and mental health, she said. I needed to eat foods that would give me sustained energy for performances, but I always had a sweet tooth. Over the years, she said she couldnt nd an ingredient to substitute white sugar for. at is until she found coconut nectar, which was the start to her launching her Boca-based company Blissfully Better. Boroian serves as the founder and CEO of the healthy treat company. I started this company so I could put forward a sweet product to provide a better lifestyle for as many people as possible, she said. You dont have to compromise on taste. She heard about the sweet sugar substitute and traveled to check it out for herself. Coconut nectar is harvested in Bali and she said it was even better than what she expected. I was really excited to nd out that it was even better than I couldve imagined, she said. It was exciting to nd this thing I was looking for for over 20 years. So with a caramel-like avor that could be used in lieu of sugar in recipes, she hit the kitchen taking culinary classes. I thought this should be in products, she said of the low-glycemic alternative. is should be readily available. About two years ago, she decided to test out the coconut nectar in an old family recipe, a toee her mom would make for Christmas. She substituted the sugar with the coconut nectar, which can crystallize into a sugar like consistency. e result, Almond Toee ins, a healthy alternative to a sugary snack made with organic ingredients including chocolate and almonds. I thought this is going to be a winner, she said. Now, Blissfully Better has Sea Salt Car amel ins, Toasted Coconut ins and Crunchy Quinoa Toee ins, which are vegan. Locally, the bars can be purchased in Farmers Table Express, Four Winds Modern Apothecary, e Healthy Way, and Gramercy Salon. Nationally, they can be purchased at 10 airports and various specialty shops. She was recently recognized as a Women of Inuence by the Shelby Report, a national trade magazine. Its incredibly exciting, she said. I didnt expect it. Currently, she is working on increasing the places that carry her product and she is back in the kitchen working on new recipes. She said there has been a request for a mint avor and a chocolate line. It is a really clean way to eat a sweet treat, she said of Blissfully Better. MobileHelp CEO Rob Flippo finalist for Florida Entrepreneur Of The Year Staff reportMobileHelp CEO Rob Flippo has been named a nalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Award in Florida. e Boca Raton-based company is a leader in mobile Perso nal Emergency Response Systems (mPERS) and healthcare technology. e winner will be announced during an event on June 7 at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando, Florida. e Entrepreneur of the Year awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, nancial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Flippo was selected as a nalist by a panel of independent judges. When I co-founded MobileHelp more than 11 years ago, it was to address the need for a mobile solution in the emergency response space, Flippo said. Our continued growth in the life safety market reinforced the strength of the solution we were providing, and has fostered our commitment to consistently innovate and redene the space for the customers we serve. It is truly an honor to be nominated for this award. Fostered under Robs leadership, our company mission is to be someones hero. Every day. Robs dedication to that mission statement can be felt throughout our organization on a daily basis, and were incredibly proud to have his accomplishments recognized by Ernst & Young, said Dennis Boyle, President and COO of MobileHelp. Now in its 32nd year, the Entrepreneur Of e Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of e Year National competition. 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24 Boca-based start-up Squeeze aims to help people shrink personal finance bills through comparison shopping By: Marisa Herman Associate Editors You can search for the cheapest ight or vacation package via sites like Expedia or Travelocity Now, you can compare cell phone providers, mortgage rates and cable services side-by-side thanks to a new website squeeze.com. e Boca Raton-based start up launched its website last month. e goal: squeeze your recurring household bills all through one convenient website. e concept of convenience and comparison shopping for monthly household bills came to Elias Janetis, founder and CEO of squeeze.com while he was sitting on an airplane at LaGuardias tarmac. It came to me in a vision, the Boca Raton resident said. I see the world through problem and solution. It was 7:35 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2015. He was sitting in seat 1C. I saw the name, the concept and said this is what I am supposed to do, he said. He said he had spent the summer praying and mediating, looking for what his next project would be. He had recently sold his company MobileHelp, a medical alert system, and was looking to take on a new job. e next morning aer that ight, the father of four got to work on his new company. Two days later, he hired Squeezes rst employee. Over the next 30 months, he built a team to develop his idea and turn it into a live website. Squeeze is located at FAUs Tech Runway. You can squeeze your mortgage loan, personal loan, auto loan, credit card, insurance, phone bill, internet bill, cable bill and more all in one place for free. Squeeze provides ways to save on 70 per cent of the average Americans household budget, he said. Were the rst platform to create a one-stop shopping experience for recurring bills with easy-to-access information allowing consumers to nally squeeze back, what took hours, now takes minutes. You can compare all types of providers in one place. You can select the one that is right for you and sign up for the service right on the Squeeze site, saving time and money. What we have been able to do is nothing short of amazing or a miracle, Janetis said. What Squeeze does for bills is what Expedia did for travel. Its going to be a big company. e idea is to empower customers so they know what their options are when it comes to selecting a service provider. What Google is to search and Facebook is to social media, I want Squeeze to be for personal nance, he said. We want to help people switch to save. For more information, visit www. squeeze.com. 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 www.DelrayAerialYoga.com Squeeze COO Brent Campbell clicks through dierent ways to Squeeze household bills at the companys headquarters at FAU Tech Runway. Sta photo.
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26 Kaufman Lynn Construction hosts annual Bring Your Child to Work Day It was hard hats and job sites for 24 kids who learned what it was like to be a developer during Bring Your Child to Work Day. Kaufman Lynn showed students what it was like to run an oce and visit job sites at ArtSquare in Hallandale Beach and Alo Hotel and Condominiums in Delray Beach. At the end of the day, the construction workers in training received a paycheck for all of their hard work. SLAM Academy to open in West Boca in time for new school yearStaff report If your child is interested in pursuing a career in sports, there is a new charter school opening in West Boca Raton with a focus on combining lessons with sports. SLAM Academy, which stands for Sports, Leadership, Arts and Management will open a new location at 22500 Hammock St. in August. SLAM is currently operating locally in West Palm Beach and Miami and by this year will have a total of 10 locations in three states. e concept began a decade ago with the rst academy opening in 2012, Director of Academics Alex Tamargo said. Tamargo said the concept of combining sports with learning stemmed from the success performing arts schools were having with artistically inclined students. e idea was take the concept the schools were using of merging drums lessons and ballet classes with math and social studies, but with opportunities in the sports eld. We started developing the SLAM curriculum, Tamargo said. It uses sports to engage the student. For example, the story of MacBeth will be tied to the Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding olympic scandal, he said. e school focuses on a project-based learning concept. Everything we teach revolves around the sports industry, he said. We infuse sports into the curriculum to hook the students. We have seen tremendous success. e academy oers three dierent sports related tracks, Sports Marketing and Entertainment, Sports Medicine with a focus on Athletic Training and Sports Broadcasting with radio and television production. e school has its own Sirius XM radio station and a partnership with PGA where students are involved with their social media channels. And you dont have to be an athlete to attend the school. Principal Matt Bieule said there are so many opportunities relating to sports that dont actually involve playing the game. Marketing, management, law, medicine, there are so many moving pieces behind sports, Bieule said. e goal is of the school is to be a partner in the community and develop students who are life-long learning whether they play sports or not. e school is currently acceptation applications from those interested in attending for the upcoming school year. e school houses students in grades 6-12. Bieule said the schools capacity is about 1,600 students, but it will get to that number gradually. e rst several years, they will accept about 200-300 students per grade level. Applications are currently being accepted for students entering 6th grade through 12th grade at http://www. slamboca.com or call 561-299-6969. Principal Matt Bieule stands outside West Bocas SLAM Academy. Submitted photo. A rendering of SLAM Academy, which is opening in West Boca for this upcoming school year. WWW.BOTTARIANDDOYLE.COM -DRAMATIZATION. NOT AN ACTUAL EVENTDUI And Criminal Defense Car Accidents and Slip and Falls Office Located in Palm Beach County
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28 Does your employer offer adequate life insurance?By: John M. Campanola, Agent New York Life Insurance Company Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers If your workplace oers life insurance at a low cost (or no cost) to you, you may assume it provides sucient coverage for your family and not bother to give the subject a second thought. But you owe it to yourself, and your family, to make a more careful assessment. You may nd that the coverage oered by your employer, welcome as it is, wont actually cover your familys future needs. Heres how to gure out whether your employer oers adequate coverage for you: Find out how much coverage is oered. Your workplaces group life insurance may be included in your benets package and you may be automatically enrolled which makes it very convenient. However, its worthwhile to do a careful review of the coverage. e amount your employer oers may start at $25,000 and range up to your annual salary. But a 2015 study by the Life Insurance and Market Research Association (LIMRA) reveals that 65 percent of employees with employer-sponsored group life insurance feel they need more insurance than what their employer provides. Assess your familys long-term needs. Once you get married or if you have dependents you will probably want to increase your coverage. So that $25,000 policy may not seem like much once you sit down to do the math and gure out your needs ve, 10, or 20 years down the line. Youll probably want to make sure theres enough coverage to pay o a mortgage, send your kids to college, or help your spouse comfortably retire. (It is oen recommended thatinsurance coverage beve to 10 times your annual salary.) Even if youre single, the group policy through your workplace may not be enough aer you consider the potential total of your nal expenses. Furthermore, if you have a co-signer for a mortgage, car loan, or student loans, remember that the burden will probably rest with your co-signer should something happen to you. What happens if you change jobs? Long gone are the days when people expected to stay at the same job for 30 years. A recent survey by LinkedIn found that younger workers changejobs, on average,four times in their rst 10 years out of college. If you job hop, youll lose your workplace insurance when you leave the company. And while you may be able to convert the group life insurance policy from your old employer into an individual policy, the cost of that coverage could go up signicantly. Look into options to supplement your coverage.If you nd your employers group life to be insucient, you may want to add supplemental coverage. Concerned that you cant aord it? According to LIMRA, people estimate that life insurance will cost three times as much asit actually does. Youll need to balance your familys needs with the cost of insurance. But if you look intoyour options for a supplemental policy, you may nd that life insurance is more aordable than you think. is educational third-party article is provided as a courtesy by John M. Campanola, Agent, New York Life Insurance Company. To learn more about the information or topics dis cussed, please contact John M. Campanola at 561-642-5180. Financial etiquette when traveling: Who pays for what on vacation?Staff report Weve all been there: that awkward moment when the restaurant bill comes and its not clear whos paying. Should you split it evenlydown to the decimal point? Or will one person generously pick up the whole tab? Whats tricky with dinner can be even trickier when youre dealing with larger expenses, like a weeklong vacation with family or friends. With summer vacation plans under way, 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, to discuss tips that can help you avoid misunderstandings when traveling with family or friends. How can you aord to treat loved ones with a vacation without jeopardizing your other nancial goals? Its important to establish whos paying for what up front. If you want all or part of the vacation to be a gi, say what youd like to pay for, what you wont be paying for, and why youre giving the gi. You could cover the cost of renting the beach house, for instance, and your friends could oer to pay for groceries or meals out. It is important to budget carefully and set nancial expectations in advance, especially because peoples philosophies on money and priorities tend to dier. It is also important to be mindful of longterm versus short-term nancial goals. You dont want one vacation to interrupt your long-term nancial goals, like saving for retirement. What are some creative ways to reduce costs? Its important that you leave the door open for people to help in non-monetary ways, too, such as preparing some of the meals or planning excursions. Everyone will feel better knowing they brought something to the table even if it is more in the way of coordinating and organizing trip details. In addition, dont forget that accumulated travel miles can be a friendly alternative to dollars. Another tip is to try traveling on a less-traveled day, like a ursday instead of a Friday. A lot of the best fares are released on Tuesdays. Also, ying on the actual holiday can save money as well as leaving from a secondary airport for instance, ying out of Ft. Lauderdale International Airport, which tends to be cheaper than ying out of the smaller Palm Beach International Airport. How can you make the trip more affordable for everyone? Focusing on what everyone hopes to get out of the trip can help clarify how much money should be spent. Are there expenses that you can compromise on? One thing that is for sure dont let money stop you from enjoying one anothers company thats the real reason youre traveling together in the rst place. e more planning you do ahead of time, the fewer decisions youll have to make in real-time. Although that doesnt mean you have to plan every detail of your trip leave yourself open to spontaneous adventures knowing that youre all on the same page about your budget. Are you paying for travel and lodging? Should individual families be responsible for their own airfare? Who pays for meals? Li tickets? eme park passes? A lack of clarity about these details can undermine the sense of family unity a trip is intended to create. If your entourage is sizable, its essential to budget carefully in advance and determine nancial responsibilities up front.
29 Dress up your shoes with Whiskers, playful shoelaces By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Spruce up your oce suit or go-to wedding tuxedo in a new way, through your shoelaces. Whiskers, a new Delray Beach-based company, is changing the way you think about your shoes through colorful, patterned laces you can use in casual or dress shoes. Mens dress shoes all look the same, Whiskers founder Kyle Groth said. ey are brown or they are black. Shoelaces are an overlooked part of your wardrobe. Groth said swapping out your laces is one way to stand out when everyone is in the same suit. In addition to a pocket square and tie, you can accessorize with your shoelaces. People notice it, but they arent in your face, he said of the laces. Its a small way to dierentiate. e laces are the creation of the Boca resident, who grew up in Delray. He came up with the concept, colors and designs. e idea popped into his head aer he was visiting Austin, Tex. about a year and a half ago and his shoelace broke. His shoes were in perfect condition, he just needed a new pair of laces. When he couldnt nd a place selling laces, he said he would. And he would make them a fashionable statement. Not knowing much about fashion, he got to work building the brand which debuted in December. Whiskers currently come in 31 dierent colors and patterns and are sold online for $14.99 a pair. e aglets, the end of the laces that you feed through the shoe holes, are fancier than the typical plastic material. e aglets t through nearly every type of shoe, casual and dress, Groth said. e laces themselves are also made out of high quality material so they dont fray. As of last month, Whiskers have been sold in every state but Montana. ey come packaged in a box wrapped around a spool for proper storage. Groth said storing the laces around the spool is key so you dont misplace one. Its been a blast so far, he said of creating and launching Whiskers. Groth is working on adding a few more colors to the collection as well as debuting a bootlace line later this year. He hopes to add a collegiate line in time for football season. e Whiskers website gives quick tutorials on dierent ways to lace your shoes to ll your boring shoe holes. For more information or to purchase a pair of Whiskers, visit whiskerslaces.com
30 Biz BriefsOld School Square CEO resigns Rob Steele has resigned from his role as CEO and president of Old School Square. In a letter dated May 15, Chairman of the OSS board William Morris stated that the board is developing plans to commence a search for Mr. Steeles replacement. In the interim, Chief Financial Ocer Kim Jones will assume the role of Acting Chief Operating Ocer, the letter states. We are appreciative of Mr. Steeles service to Old School Square, and we are grateful for the advancements he State made to our organization during his tenure with us, the letter states. Science Center and Aquarium promotes new CEO e South Florida Science Center and Aquarium has a new CEO. e Board of Trustees promoted Kate Arrizza from COO to CEO. Lew Crampton will maintain his leadership role as president, but stepped down aer becoming a Palm Beach Town Council member. Kates promotion to CEO and Lews continued participation as president will make this a seamless transition, said Matt Lorentzen, chairman of the SFSCA board.e Science Center is poised for even more great things under their continued leadership and we remain grateful for their dedication and commitment to our success. Crampton started his time at the SFSCA in 2010 as interim CEO. Under hisdirection, the Science Center has raised $15 million in ve years to double the size of its facility to 42,000-square-feet; and tripled its operating revenue, attendance and programming, according to Lorentzen. Cramptons right hand during each of those milestones and scal/programming successes has been Arrizza, who started her connection with the Science Center as avolunteer in the late 1990s. A Naval Academy graduate and former U.S. Navy ocer who specialized in education and training, Arrizza holds a masters degree from Johns Hopkins University. As Science Center COO, she was responsible for all budgeting, scheduling and grant review, with a focus on sta development and program implementation. In her new CEO role, Arrizza will take part in all strategic initiatives and work with major donors continuing to elevate the prole of the Science Center locally, regionally and nationally. Growing up in Palm Beach County, the Science Center changed my life as early as I can remember, Arrizza said. Having the chance to directly impact other children as I was impacted gives me goosebumps.I feel exceedingly fortunate to be doing my dream job and serving my community even more in this new role. Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society names new president, CEO Margo McKnight is the new president and CEO of the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society. e formerFlorida Aquarium Senior Vice President of Conservation, Science and Research, took up the post on May 21. At e Florida Aquarium, McKnight created the ground-breaking coral conservation collaboration with the National Aquarium of Cuba. She is also credited with designing the organizations Center for Conservation at Apollo Beach, which focuses on shark, sea turtle and coral conservation. Prior to that, she served as the Executive Director of the Wildlands Network conservation organization. As Executive Director of the Brevard Zoo from 1998-2004, McKnight created an internationally recognized conservation program, enabled her Zoo to be the rst in the U.S. to create a kayak through animal habitats experience, and designed themed classrooms for Title I schools.She has also held numerous positions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. McKnight graduated from the University of South Florida, and also pursued eld work in ornithology. She is a seasoned spokesperson, artist, and outdoor enthusiast. e Miami native will be relocating to the Palm Beach area with her horses and dog. West Boca Medical Center appoints new Director of Emergency Ser vices West Boca Medical Center has promoted Tracey Brown, R.N. as its new director of emergency services. In her new role, Brown will be responsible for managing the clinical nursing sta and administrative planning for emergency ser vices. As someone who has worked at West Boca Medical Center for the past eight years in our emergency department, we are condent Tracey will continue to lead both our adult and pediatric ERs to provide quality care, CEOMitch Feldman said. Her expertise will benet our patients, sta and continue to enhance West Boca Medical Center. Prior to her appointment to director of emergency, she served as the assistant director of the emergency department at West Boca. As assistant director, her responsibilities included overseeing and managing the sta for the satellite emergency department in Coconut Creek. 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31 The O.G. is Delrays newest original gangstaBy: Natalya Jones Contributing Writer Tucked adjacent past the prim and proper setup of Atlantic Ave. is a plain white building. No overlled parking garages, or boutiques lled with overpriced skimpy pastel clothing accompany it. ere is, however, an old fashioned 7-Up advertisement in the window along with a sign for fresh produce. Surrounding is a black, chain link fence with a sign that reads, among other verbiage, is is not a cult. Simple. Weird. e antithesis of typical Delray. Enter owner Challo Schott and his newest concept e O.G. No, this acronym is not synonymous with the term original gansta, but instead stands for Oceanside Grocers. And funny enough, the funky bar-disguised-as-an-old-school-grocer embodies every inch of original gangstaness. Take, for instance, the way cocktails are served. ere are Bloody Marys fashioned as Campbells Tomato Soup, wine in a can and bottled Old Fashioneds. Popcorn and Ringpops are given away at the bar. Frequenters can even pick up a few grocery items from the fully stocked shelves aer imbibing. Put simply: if an organic grocery store and Fort Lauderdales Rhythm and Vine had a baby, it would be e O.G. Ironically enough, Schott, who also opened up Radio Bar and Better Days in Miami, explains his distinctive cocktail concept is almost unambiguous. Ive always had a simple recipe for successful cocktails; something strong, something sweet, and something unique, he explained. My barometer for success isnt whether wepersuade a guest from choosing what they would have normally, or wowing them with tinctures and modiers and trickery, butits whether we produce an excellent cocktail which they not only enjoy, but order again, and perhaps again. I pridemyself on not following the norm, but Im hyper-aware of national trends and I always want to forge a path and be at the forefront ofanything and everything thats fun in our industry. Schott brought his brainchild to his hometown Delray instead of Miami because of two notions. What could I achieve if access to the business was simple and access to resources was easier? What could Ibuild and achieve if I removed the complexities of travel and time and parking and transport that the city creates? he said. e other thought that taunted me was what my own town wouldthink of what I do, how would it be received. Could I build and plot and plan and oer up a new venture as a gi to my own community? e concept is certainly a dierent feel, with retro fridges, thri store-esque couches, and wall decorations that can be described as groovy. e aforementioned popcorn adds to the homey touch. Oeringsomething by hand, as a gi, along with a greeting is a verypersonal approach to business. Youll oen hear feedback from my various bars that comes in some verbalized form of it feels like home and while popcorn isnt the only way I make that connection possible, its denitely part of it, said Schott. I guess though it has a personalized connection to me as well, popcorn was a nightly ritual inmy homegrowing up, a time aer dinner for conversation and bonding which has remained within me in some particular way that it manifested itself in this new evening bar ritual. e O.G. also oers a newly debuted happy hour, available all week from5-8 p.m. with half-o all drinks. And yes, you can still buy grocery items from 5 p.m.-2 a.m. daily. Said Schott, I may die run down and charred to a crisp, but until then I have no intention of pausing for a moment and rmly believe Im the next generation of nightlife in South Florida, an OG in the making.Amen, brother. e O.G. is located at 166 SE 2nd Ave. in Delray Beach. Visit ogdelray.com. JARC receives grant to continue its Community Works Program for fifth year Staff report anks to a $300,000 grant from the states Department of Economic Opportunity, JARC will be able to continue its Community Works Program for another year. JARC is a nonprot, non-sectarian organization that provides programs and services to educate and empower individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. In its h year, the Community Works Program, allows JARC clients to work at a partner business as a trainee. ey have worked at businesses including Farmers Table, TJ Maxx, Boca Raton Marshalls, Delray Beach Marshalls, e Cheesecake Factory, Grand Luxe Caf, e Polo Club, Woodeld Country Club, Addison Reserve Country Club and KMART. ere is no question that the clients bring a lot of pride and a lot of spirit into the kitchen. And humor; they bring life, a lot of life, Bart Messing, Executive Chef at Woodeld Country Club said. Currently, there are 56 clients working in the community thanks to the program. Clients complete tasks like portioning food, folding napkins and learning how to work various jobs. ey are paid minimum wage by JARC through the grant and donations. e businesses dont pay anything and in exchange help train the employees. President of JARC FL Debra Hallow said the program provides clients independence and empowerment. is program also educates the employers as to the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. We have heard from employers that our trainees have motivated their employees because when they see how diligently our clients are working to learn those skills, they in turn become better employees. Other components of the program include learning how to complete an online job application, interview skills and how to dress on the job. Its a real opportunity for our clients as they are challenged but at the same time comfortable being surrounded by their peers and other JARC clients just like them, Director of Program Services at JARC Nancy Freiwald said. ey are able to ease into the new environment and excel at their own pace. Bloody Marys are served in Campbells Tomato Soup cans at Delrays Oceanside Grocers. Photo by Natalya Jones. INFINITE PILATES STUDIOrfnnttt bf r SUMMER SPECIALS Intro Special 3 Privates $174 ($96 savings)$20 single reformer class $250 Package of 10 reformer classes ($50 savings)$225 Unlimited monthly Pilates (Expires at the end of each month) (Must have previous pilates experience)Prices valid until 10/1
32 Lock It Plates latches first place in FAU Biz Plan CompetitionBy: Dale King Contributing Writer Lock It Plates, a product created as a more convenient way to transport food, won rst place and $12,000 in prize money at this years Florida Atlantic UniversityBusiness Plan Competition, hosted by FAUsAdams Center for Entrepreneurshipand theCollege of Businessat theFAU Oce Depot Center. For Jerry Desamur, a civil engineering student at FAU, and his friends, Johny Delvar and Christopher Mundy, the idea for Lock It Plates was a natural outgrowth of being part of South Floridas Caribbean community. Desamur and Delvar are from Haiti; Mundys family from Jamaica. Being from the islands, we share food with family with neighbors, and were always carrying food around, sharing our culture through food, thats what we do, said Delvar, a student at Broward College who plans to transfer to FAU. So thats how the solution came about, he said, because we always struggle to carry food around everywhere we go. is was our solution, and it became a great idea and we decided to pursue it. e products development came about from talking with their friends who face similar problems carrying food in traditional containers. We came together and knocked heads, and we also got a group of people to see what they wanted in a food container, said Mundy, who graduated from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, N.Y., with a degree in business management and information technology. We thought if were having problems with food containers, other people have to be having problems, too. From there, they found a friend to help with the design and another to help produce a prototype. ey said they have designed the rst lockable, disposable, reusable and secure plastic plates that make eating on the go easier. With the prize money in hand, theyre now looking to get a patent for their product. e annual competition encourages FAU students, faculty, sta and recent graduates to pitch their game-changing ideas for a chance to obtain funding for their new ventures. Five nalists made it into the nal round. Second prize and a $6,000 award went to Roizo, which creates innovative strength training products that increase the perfor mance of athletes. Roizos new grip apparel technology is aimed at changing the cur rent athletic landscape, starting with the Roizo grip shirt, grip sleeves and grip socks. Contiguity Spatial Solutions (CSS) took third place and earned a $3,000 prize. CSS provides customized solutions to businesses in the geospatial eld by specializing in developing tools and applications using the latest technologies. e Peoples Choice winner of a $1,000 prize was Milmu, which creates handmade essential oil blends and natural skincare products using elements that hold the concentration of active ingredients to eectively ght skin deciencies and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Kunal Mehta, a New York City-based venture capitalist and author, delivered the keynote speech. He is a former entrepreneur who documents the stories of the bold risk-takers that change the world through technology and social impact. Along with prize money, teams compete for legal and business services, space at FAUsTech Runwayand the opportunity to present their business plan to local angel investors, venture capital groups and others. Sponsors of the event included Martin Greenberg (platinum sponsor), SBA Communications (silver sponsor) and Northwestern Mutual e Striano Financial Group (bronze sponsor). Greenberg, who also served as a judge, said all of the teams were impressive, and although it was a very close competition, Lock It Plates was the clear winner. ey had a really good business plan and showed the judges they have an excellent chance of success, he said. eir enthusiasm helped them stand out. But all of the teams were very professional. Finalists in the Business Plan Competition at FAU are, from le, Mikhail Guseynov, Garrett Fookes, Jason Blankenship, Maria Neira, Kunal Mehta, Martin Greenberg, Roland Kidwell, Michele Greenberg, Vanessa Sevilla, Johny Delvar, Michael Baldino andChris Mundy. Photo courtesy of FAU. A model of a Lock It Plate, the winning product in the Florida Atlantic University Business Plan Competition held April 20 at the Oce Depot Center on the FAU campus, is shown during a presentation. Photo by Dale King. Search for next Boca Raton Bowl Idol underwayStaff report Dreaming of performing the National Anthem during the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl? Enter an audition demo, headshot and online entry form between June 1-28 for a chance to sing at the 2018 bowl game on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at FAU Stadium. e winner will be able to bring 10 guests to the nationally televised game. On July 6, selected entries will be featured on the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl website for public voting. e Bowl Idol poll will close on July 15, at 11:59 p.m. Eight nalists will perform onstage for a panel of judges and live audience on Aug. 1. e performers will be narrowed down to three and they will perform again to win the Boca Raton Bowl Idol title. e nale event will benet Spirit of Giving. For more information, visit www.CheribundiBocaRatonBowl.com. References upon request. 646-528-9806Jane Strisik Busker Serving all of P alm Beach County and all of Brow ard County
33 Office Depot collects, donates more than 10,000 books By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor To help ensure kids are reading this summer, Oce Depot launched a donation blitz to collect more than 10,000 books to give students to take home when the school year ends. e company achieved its goal and the books were presented to local students last month at the companys Boca Raton-based headquarters. Students were greeted with a mound of books that were then loaded onto buses to be donated. e initiative was part of the companys rst annual Depot Days of Service, an associate-driven philanthropy and volunteer initiative. e six week book drive supported the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. ey came up with the number 10,000 because that was the record of books donated. Oce Depot ocials estimate they are more than a few over 10,000 books. We had some people that brought in hundreds of books, said Alex Price, Oce Depots National Director of Community Relations. We wanted to kick o a long term commitment to education. Price said summer reading was an idea that resonated with all employees. He watched his colleagues rally their own communities and social circles outside work and bring in books. Philanthropy, when you make it fun, everyone wants to be involved, he said. We had fun setting the record. Ocials from the school district, city and coalition lauded Oce Depot for its efforts. Its not just your business presence but your philanthropy that makes a dier ence, Mayor Scott Singer said. You enrich our community. Overall, the books will help combat the Summer Slide that some kids have when school lets out and they arent keeping up with learning at home. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, national origin, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons with questions or concerns about nondiscrimination, or who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or translation services (free of charge), should contact Claudia Salazar, Title VI Coordinator at: (561) 8414241 or firstname.lastname@example.orgShare your comments: (561) 841-4319 email@example.com Learn more: www.palmtran.org We invite you to share your comments and ideas to help improve Palm Trans service. Come join us! 901 NW 35th St., Boca Raton, FL 33431 Wednesday, June 13, 2018 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. MAXIMIZATION RPM Route Performance Kids pick out books to take home from a pile of 10,000 books donated by Oce Depot employees. Sta photo. Mayor Scott Singer thanks Oce Depot for its donation of 10,000 books to local youth. Sta photo. Oce Depot employees load more than 10,000 books onto buses to be donated to local students. Sta photo. Saiko-i Sushi Lounge & Hibachi open in West Boca By: Marisa Herman Associate EditorHusband and wife duo Jason Zheng and Tina Wang have opened a new concept in West Boca, Saiko-i Sushi Lounge & Hibachi e pair already operates Yakitori Sake House in East Boca. ey said they were inspired by the support of the local community to expand on their success. Loyal Yakitori customers said they wanted them to serve hibachi. A buildout three years in the making, Saiko-i features 7,000-square-feet of dining that includes hibachi room to curtain-closure Tatami rooms, a sushi bar and an interior marble bar that opens up to outdoor seating. Diners are greeted by a 10-foot-tall gilded Buddha, 11 state-of-the-art hibachi stoves and a 580-bottle sake and wine display. Zheng leads up the sushi kitchen while Wang runs the front of the house. Creativity is at the heart of every dish that comes out of our kitchens and open-exhibition sushi bar, Zheng said. We are so grateful that our customers appreciate our approach to food, which is to create memorable meals using simple, fresh ingredients that can shine on their own. At Saiko-i, we can deliver the food we have become known for with even more room for imagination. During a recent media dinner, we sampled a variety of menu items. e sexy lady roll and UFO roll exemplied the art of sushi making. Presentation and avors meshed in the rolls. e spicy tuna gyoza looked like a pot of money and was the perfect amount of fried. e star appetizer was salmon carpaccio. e sh was buttery and melted in your mouth and was avored with a true drizzle that was not overbearing. e signature lobster pad thai featured enough lobster meat and the right amount of noodles, peanuts and scallions. And for a sweet treat, the mochi sesame avor was the winning taste. e menu is large and features sushi, curries, noodle dishes and more. Sushi-grade sh is delivered daily, with deliveries hailing from local sheries as well as directly from Japan. Guests with dietary restrictions dont have to make sacrices at Saiko-i, whose chefs dely navigate their extensive roster of ingredients to accommodate everything from gluten free to vegan. We connect with our guests through our food and the passion put into every dish, and we love the chance to guide them through a delicious experience as we get to know their tastes, Wang said. When you combine quality ingredients with a fun and welcoming atmosphere, there is nothing you cannot do. It makes all the hard work worth it. Saiko-i is located in e Shoppes at Village Pointe at 5970 SW 18th Street, Suite E4. Hours are Monday ursday 11:30 a.m. 3 p.m. & 4:30 10:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m.3p.m. & 4:30 11:30p.m.; Sunday noon 10:30 p.m.
34 Bocas economic development report By: Jessica Del Vecchio Economic Development Manager Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers e Business of Sports Luncheon is past month, we organized our rst panel discussion through our Oce of Economic Development. e executive luncheon, which was hosted in the Acura Club at FAU Stadium, was in partner ship with FAU MBA Sport Management program and FAU Athletics Department. e topic of discussion was the business of sports and the selected panelists included, FAU Head Coach Lane Kin and FAU Director of MBA Sport Management program Dr. Jim Riordan. e event provided guests insight into the business of sports with a panel discussion related to coaching, franchise ownership, organization management, education and social media impact. Along with Kin and Riordan, the panel included George Linley, Executive Director of Palm Beach County Sports Commission and Cli Viner, the former General Partner, Chairman and Governor of the Florida Panthers hockey franchise. As an added surprise, Coach Kin was awarded the key to the City during our luncheon. Coachs success at FAU has certainly put Boca Raton on the national stage and we couldnt think of a better way to honor and thank him, than with a key to the City. Wash Seed Funding Boca-based Wash raised $3.5M in seed funding. Wash is a mobile app that connects users to professional mobile car washers, for on-demand service at any location. Wash operates in South Florida, Southern California, Georgia and New Jersey and will reportedly use the nancing to invest in product development, expand its operations into new markets, and build strategic partner relationships. Success Tour We continued our Success Tour with a visit to GardaWorld. GardaWorld is the largest privately held security services company. As North Americas fastest-growing currency processor, GardaWorld has annual global sales of approximately $3 billion. Were lucky to have their US headquarters based in our beautiful city. Have corporate news to share or looking to relocate/expand your company to Boca Raton? Contact the citys economic development oce at economicdevelopment@ myboca.us or 561-393-7761. Want to see what we are up to?Follow us on Facebook @BocaEconomicDevelopment. Everybody calls Lee!411 EAST ATLANTIC AVENUE, STE 2OOE, DELRAY BEACH | C allL ee.COM Dr. Donald Chambers, Chief Investment Officer at Boca Ratons Biltmore Capital Advisors on Alternative Investing 1 What is Alternative Investing? Alternative investing involves diversifying into asset classes other than the traditional portfolios of long positions in stocks (equities) and bonds (xed income). Examples of alternative investments include private investments such as real estate and private equity, real assets such as land and infrastructure, complex strategies such as arbitrage strategies and long/short strategies. e goal is to reduce risk through diversication while maintaining or perhaps even improving average return. 2 Who are the ideal investors that should consider Alternative Investing? Alternative investing should be considered by virtually all investors as part of a well-diversied portfolio, in addition to stocks and bonds. By its nature, alternative investments tend to be less familiar, newer, and oen less regulated than traditional investments. erefore, they should be considered with great care. Major nancial institutions oen have substantial allocations to alternatives. Individual investors considering alternative investments should either be somewhat sophisticated investors or should have investment advisors who are experienced in alter native investing. 3 Youve published over y articles and multiple books on investments, whats the new book about? is new book, Alternative Investments: A Primer for Investment Professionals was an opportunity to write to major institutional investors about the most important investment decisions: the asset allocation decisions. Successful investing is primarily driven by the big picture decision of which asset classes to use, and how much money is allocated into each class. is book focuses on those decisions and therefore serves as a key aid. 4 You just completed a ve city Asian book tour that took you through Hong Kong, Manila, Seoul, Jakarta and Bangkok. It was over 40,000 miles in 14 days, what was it like? Exhausting both mentally and physically! In addition to making presentations about the new book, I also made presentations on a variety of research topics. Combined with changing time zones and attending a private equity conference in Zurich, Switzerland, it was a lot. But the opportunities to meet people, to help many analysts with their under standing of investments, and to learn from them about their challenges and experiences were well worth the time and energy. 5 What is your role as Chief Investment Ocer of Biltmore Capital Advisors in Boca Raton? I lead the investment team in making the asset allocation decision for our core clients. Every major decision regarding our core portfolios is made by our Investment Committee. In addition to my key role on the investment committee, I am involved with tracking nancial markets, staying abreast of research and innovations in the world of investing, monitoring our existing investments, and searching for new investment opportunities. For more information, please visit www.biltmorecap.com.
35 REAL ESTATEPalmetto Place upgraded INSIDE Palm Beach County iPic leasing underway Addison Mizner to be rebuilt at existing locationBy: Diane Emeott Korzen Contributing Writer For Boca residents who have been wondering whether Addison Mizner Elementary School is going to be rebuilt at its current location at 199 SW 12 Avenue or at an alternative site of Sugar Sand Park about a mile away the news that Addison Mizner is going to stay in the neighborhood was met with mixed reviews. e dad of a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, Jason Maeyens, who lives with his wife on 12 Avenue a few doors down from the school, was still looking for information on whats going on with the school recently. I went to Sugar Sand Park, to the Fall public input meeting, but they told me I came a day too late. [e Open Forum to discuss Addison Mizner School Rebuilding was instead held at Boca Middle School on Oct. 5. A couple hundred parents and residents rang in on the two options presented.] Maeyens was happy to hear that Addison Mizner would remain within walking distance for his children. However, my son will go [to the new school near] Don Estridge during [Addison Mizner] construction, he said. ats too bad. But it cant be helped. By all accounts, top-rated Addison Mizner Elementary, which currently serves 834 students as a K-5, is due for a rebuild. It was rst built in the Boca Square area in 1967. And is now slated to potentially become a K-8. e decision to keep the school at its current location was made by Superintendent Dr. Donald E. Fennoy II on April 23. School board member Frank Barbieri said the school district developed a timeline for the rebuild and determined that the school should be rebuilt in 18 months and will be ready by Jan. 2022. While Addison is being rebuilt, students will attend a new elementary school that will be built on 14 acres of unused land donated by the city near Don Estridge High Tech Middle School. Barbieri said the goal is to start construction on the new school as soon as possible so its ready for Aug. 2020. Once the students begin school there, Addison will be torn down and reconstructed. He said the new school will be K-5 with a chance for expansion through the eighth grade. It will be a regular boundary school, not a lottery. Mayor Singer said between the new school and expanding Verde Elementary into a K-8 school will accommodate between ,1300 [to 1,600] new student seats in the City of Boca Raton. I am glad to have championed the plan for the rst new school in Boca Raton in decades, he said. Mizner Country Club begins construction on new $22 million Lifestyle Center Staff report Residents of Mizner Country Club will soon be able to enjoy a new $22 million Lifestyle Center. Construction of a two-story lifestyle center with a newly designed poolside complex, which will be 40,000-square-feet when completed, is currently underway. Country Clubs today have become an extension to members homes, said Larry Savvides, Chief Operating Ocer and General Manager. Our new Lifestyle Center will be a central hub where members can bond with their neighbors and immerse themselves in their own vision of wellness whether that be tness, relaxation, healthy dining, or quality time with their loved ones. e Lifestyle Center will include: A two-story state of the art tness facility featuring wall-to-wall Technogym Solutions. Technogym is recognized worldwide as a leader in tness and wellness technologies. Chosen for the seventh time as the ocial supplier of the Olympic games, Mizner will be the rst country club in south Florida to share Technogyms innovation and quality standards with its members. Dedicated spin, aerobics and Pilates rooms; and an outdoor per sonal training verandah. Exciting new and enhanced Activity Centers for children and teens. Multi-functional card room with oor to ceiling windows and exceptional views. Casual pool-side dining with indoor and outdoor bar restaurants and conversation areas. WiGrab & Go Caf. Outdoor lounge areas and re pit. A new resort-style heated swimming pool with an innity edge, lap lanes, a larger whirlpool and an innovative childrens splash pool with a beach entry and water features. Outdoor amphitheater Additional Har-Tru tennis court for a total of seven. is investment in Mizner Country Club ensures that we continue to deliver the best service and amenities to our club members and their guests, said Ronald Greenberg, President, Board of Directors, We look forward to showcasing this beautiful addition by summer 2019. Addison Mizner Elementary will be rebuilt at its current location. Photo by Diane Emeott Korzen.
36 Whats up in the real estate marketJessica Rosato forms Jet Coast Realty Team Jessica Rosato, Broker Associate with Nestler Poletto Sothebys International Realty, has announced the formation of e Jet Coast Realty Team, which will serve the real estate needs of buyers and sellers worldwide. Rosato created e Jet Coast Realty Team under the Sothebys International Realty brand in eort to further serve her customers in the most ecient, customized, concierge setting possible.Having access to a team allows for increased marketing eorts, service and expertise. Jessica joined forces with Eva Blow and eresa Melocco, thus the name JET, to help buyers and sellers from coast to coast. Backed by the ultimate brand in luxury, Sothebys International Realty, the team will continue its local, national and international appeal here in South Florida. Jet Coast provides memorable, customized experiences creating loyal customers for a lifetime, she said. We are active ambassadors of our community, valued members of local and national organizations, and caring supporters of non-prots and charities. We are continually striving for excellence and always upholding the highest standards of ethics and service in a positive, informative, fun environment. RAPB+GFLR Young Professionals Network glean to help Palm Beach County Food Bank e Realtors of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale Young Professionals Network (YPN) spent a day of givingand gleaningto benet the Palm Beach County Food Bank as part of the Florida YPN Community Outreach Day, a state-wide initiative whereby YPN chapters throughout the state give back to their communities through volunteer events. Realtors, aliates and their families worked on a cucumber farm in western Delray Beach, where they gleaned. Gleaning is a food recovery strategy that allows farmers to donate fresh crops that are deemed unmarketable, but equally safe to eat and nutritious. Its amazing to see our Young Professionals take time out of their busy schedules to give back to the community, said YPN Committee Chairman Chase Johnson, a Realtor with Continental Proper ties. As advocates for the communities in which we work, we wanted to do our part to ensure the Palm Beach County Food Bank has crops to provide for the food insecure. Silver International Realty hires new agent Christel Silver, Broker/Owner of Silver International Realty in Delray Beach, has announced that Alex Luer has joined her sales team as a real estate agent. Luer is a real estate professional with vast international connections serving Florida and the world. His experience of 25 years as a top executive in the airline industry provided him with great nancial and managerial knowledge that are his assets when negotiating deals for his customers. His professional education includes a Bachelor in Civil Engineering, an Executive MBA in international business, and he is a candidate for the CLHMS designation of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, and candidate to get the CIPS designation for the Global Alliance. Im excited to have Alex join our team, Silver said. He has knowledge of and can handle dierent areas and specialties like residential, commercial, and business opportunities, bringing international families to live the American dream. With his background and knowledge, we expect great things. Boca Raton Oce building sells for $6.3 million A Boca Raton oce building located at 1800 NW Corporate Boulevard has been sold for $6.3 million. e purchaser, 1800 Corporate Partners, LLC, recently closed on the 28,000-square-foot oce building at 1800 NW Corporate Boulevard. Ingrid Fulmer, a senior leasing advisor with Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT represented the seller, Boca Military Trail, LLC in the transaction. At the time of sale, the building was 67 percent leased. e purchaser plans to lease the remaining available space to new tenants. Delray Beach Housing Authority announces sta awards Two Delray Beach Housing Authority sta members were recently recognized. e authority presented the longest-serving award to Rose Clay who has worked at the Housing Author ity since 1988. Clay has served the agency in several capacities as Account Clerk, Property Manager and currently serves as Housing Counselor to Senior Residents of Lake Delray Apartments and Village Square Apartments. Jakeleen Fernandez received the Employee of the Year Award from the Delray Housing Group for her work in overseeing the construction, quality control, compliance reporting for the Lake Delray Apartments. e Housing Group has served as General Partner and Property Manager for Lake Delray Apartments LLP since it was purchased in Nov. 2016. Fernandez was instrumental in making sure the construction/unit rehabilitation progressed on schedule with little to no disruption of the lives of the senior residents at the housing complex. e award is an expression of Managements appreciation for her dedicated service. Every organization has those employees who hold it all togetherthe ones who never crack under pressure and who get the job done when it counts, said Dor othy Ellington, President and CEO of DBHA. We are proud to present these two employees with these awards to recognize individuals who display excellence at work, provide leadership, and stand as an example for the profession. Dstackhouse@regtitles.com Bryce Satory; JD McClintock, Florida YPN Chair; Chase Johnson, YPN Chair; Carlos Melendez, Michael Eyemann, Nicole Martin, and Amy Langleben at the YPN Community Outreach Day. Submitted photo.
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38 Palmetto Place enhanced by Grover Corlew Staff report Formerly known as Interstate Plaza, Palmetto Place, has been renamed and renovated by Pompano Beach-based real estate investment group Grover Corlew. e newly branded building located at 1499 West Palmetto Park Road was introduced recently during a South Florida Oce Brokers Association luncheon. Changes to the lobby and tenant spaces have been completed. Plans for exterior enhancements to the outdoor spaces and exterior faades are in the works. When we initially purchased this building it needed signicant renovations aer decades of neglect, Partner Mark Corlew said. Over the past two years we have renovated the buildings major mechanical systems and the main lobby, turning Palmetto Place @ Boca Raton into a Class A property capable of competing directly with the markets highest-quality oce properties. During the luncheon, brokers learned more about the reimagined Class A office building, impending improvements and the design vision, including the interior finishes and buildouts. Palmetto Place @ Boca Raton is in a phenomenal location at the center of all that the city has to oer, Partner Anuj Grover said. is millennial-style building appeals to both businesses and employees who are seeking an experiential oce environment. Our plans to redesign the exterior green spaces and oer a comprehensive amenity package will only heighten the appeal. Leasing packages will include high-quality build-outs, oor-to-ceiling windows, building signage for full oor users, structured parking and a planned amenity package to include a large outdoor green plaza. For more information on leasing at Palmetto Place @ Boca Raton, contact Darcie Lunsford, Butters Realty & Management at 954-312-2435.
39 Symphony senior living community opens its doors Staff report A new senior living community is now open in West Boca Raton. Symphony at Boca Raton oers supportive Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. It recently opened and is accepting new residents. e community has132 apartments, oers on-site physician visits, therapy services, and engaging lifestyle programming along with personalized, fully customizable care plans. Symphony at Boca Raton also oers In the Moment Memory Support, a signature program designed to holistically treat the symptoms of dementia including Alzheimers Disease. Weve been looking forward to obtaining our ACHA license and ocially opening our doors for a while now, said Andrea Abbott, Symphony at Boca Ratons Regional Vice President of Sales & Marketing. ats why were so excited to move in our rst residents! We have a beautiful new building with lots to oer weve built a sense of community with our founding residents even before we opened so it already feels like home. Weve heard great things from the residents whove moved in so far, and only expect that positive momentum to grow. Symphony at Boca Raton is located at 21865 Ponder osa Dr ive and accepts walk-in tours, although appointments are highly encouraged. To learn more, or schedule a visit, call (561) 288-5985 or visit www.symphonyatdelray.com.
40 Can you use Bitcoins to buy real estate?By: Christel Silver Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Over a year ago, a buyer bought a Mansion in Manhattan Beach using his bitcoins.If he would have waited a year he could have bought multiple houses for the same amount of bitcoins! What is a bitcoin?e dictionary denes a bitcoin as follows: a type of digital cur rency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank. U.S. and Global investors are using Bitcoin and other new currencies like Ethereum, Ripple, Cardano, or Litecoin to purchase real estate. ey can transfer funds around the world.Many investors who have seen their Bitcoins rise in value, love to transfer their gain to more traditional assets. rough highly secure blockchain technology an investor could purchase a car or a home with bitcoin, if the seller is accepting bitcoin currency. ese currencies are not part of global banking, like checks or wire transfers.ere could be a risk of the buyer or investor violating U.S. anti-money laundering rules.At this time the currency is not controlled by the Federal Government and the IRS is asking the investors for honesty in reporting the gain. If you are thinking of a bitcoin transaction, nd an attorney who has worked with digital currency. For the seller transaction it works like a cash transaction, while for the buyer it is a little more complicated, as they have to convert the bitcoins into US Dollars, if the seller is not accepting the bitcoins. As the digital currency is uctuating in value a lot, the buyer needs a clause in the contract to be able to cancel the contract if the cryptocurrency loses value before closing. Before I found a company who oers locking in the exchange rate for a for eign currency, I always had a contingency clause to protect the buyer. If the exchange rate changed more than agreed, the buyer was able to cancel the contract. Cryptocurrency is a way to send large amounts of money pretty easily with low fees and little interference from middlemen. If the buyer pays in bitcoin the sellers might face some potential risk. How do you provide proof of funds when the funds dont physically exist? Since this currency is so new, many banks at this time will not consider the money converted from cryptocurrency in the bank account to approve a conventional loan because they are not sure of its origins.On the other side it is an added marketing tool to oer acceptance of bitcoins for the seller, as the seller is reaching an untapped group of investors. About Christel Silver Christel Silver is a full time Broker/Owner of Silver International Realty servicing the East Coast of South Florida. In 1985 she was licensed in Maryland and Washington DC as a Realtor and later as a Certied Residential Appraiser and Associate Broker and has been in Florida since 2001. e National Association of Realtors (NAR) President appointed her (2010-2014) and again for 2018 as the Presidents Liaison to Germany, where she grew up and worked at the Justice Department for 17 years prior to coming to this country. For more information visit www. silverhouses.com .Ask and expert: Your HOA, condo questions By: Avi S. Tryson, Esq. Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Q: Our condominium association has a board of seven members. Our board president told me he can veto any decision even if all six of the other board members vote in favor the issue. Is that true?My understanding is that his vote has no more power than one vote. S.F., Boca Raton A: A condominium board president only has the powers which are vested in the bylaws, and typically the president is not vested with the power to veto a decision of the board. at being said, the board has the right to delegate powers to the president, so if the board properly passed a resolution delegating the president with the power to veto any decision of the board, then the president would have the authority to veto any decision the board.We recommend that you seek counsel from a qualied Florida Bar licensed attorney to review your bylaws and any resolutions that may have been properly passed.ey can advise whether the president has the power to veto any decisions of the board. Avi S. Tryson, Esq., is Partner of the law rm Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross, PLLC. Visit our website at www.gadclaw.com, or to ask questions about your community issues for future columns, send your inquiry to: firstname.lastname@example.org information provided herein is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. e publication of this article does not create an attorney-client relationship between the reader and Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross, PLLC, or any of our attorneys. Readers should not act or refrain from acting based upon the information contained in this article without rst contacting an attorney, if you have questions about any of the issues raised herein. e hiring of an attorney is a decision that should not be based solely on advertisements or this column. Sixth Annual White Attire Fundraiser returnsStaff report e Young Professionals Network (YPN) of the Realtors of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale will host the 6th Annual White Attire Fundraiser on June 8 at 7 p.m. at 16141 Quiet Vista Circle in Delray Beachs Stone Creek Ranch. e estate is listed at $8,695,000.00. Guests dressed in white cocktail attire will enjoy an artist showcase, endless arcade games, Chinese auction, passed gourmet hors doeuvres and an open bar. Tickets, available at RapbGrMerge.com/Tickets are $75. e event is open to all Realtors and aliate members of Realtors of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale and their guests. is much anticipated event has grown to become one of the largest Realtor aairs of the year, said Chase Johnson, YPN Committee Chairman. Guests will have the oppor tunity to mix and mingle in a very unique on-the-market estate all to benet a great cause. All proceeds will benet Paint Your Heart Out Palm Beach County, a county-wide program that enables citizens, businesses, clubs, and organizations to lend a helping hand to low-income, qualifying, grateful residents in the community. Over the past 20 years, volunteers and sponsors have given of themselves to paint over 300+ homes each year.
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42 Timeshare giant in Boca acquires San Antonio resort for $34.3MBy: Dale King Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Boca Raton-based Bluegreen Vacations Corporation, a major player in the timeshare ownership market, has acquired e ilan Hotel and Spa in San Antonio for about $34.3 million as it moves to secure properties in the western United States. is acquisition reects our ability to identify attractive opportunities in key markets aligned with our western expansion initiatives, and is an important addition to our resort portfolio, said Bluegreen Vacations CEO Shawn B. Pearson. He said most of the rms current destinations are in the Eastern and Midwestern United States. It also has vacation destinations in Aruba and the Bahamas. Located o Yamato Road on the Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRIC) in a 1.7 million square foot building it shares with other rms, Bluegreen markets and sells vacation ownership interests and manages resorts in high-end leisure and urban destinations. e ilan Hotel and Spa property is consistent with our drive-to resort strategy [as more than] 10% of current Bluegreen Vacation Club owners live in Texas and its surrounding states. e Bluegreen Vacation Club is a exible, points-based, deeded vacation ownership plan with some 213,000 owners, 67 Club and Club Associate Resorts and access to more than 11,000 other hotels and resorts through partnerships and exchange networks. Bluegreen is 90 percent owned by BBX Capital Corporation, a diversied holding company located in Fort Lauderdale. e ilan Hotel & Spa is a 165-room, boutique hotel featuring a 10-treatment-room spa, resort-style pools, tness center, tennis courts and virtual golf. Guests are welcomed by Roman arches, modern art and Italian-inspired grounds close to the shopping, dining and enter taining districts of the city. e ilan is also near the San Antonio Museum of Art, which features a collection of both western and eastern art history. Texas wine country, the second fastest growing wine region in the United States, as well as Six Flags theme park, the 36-hole La Cantera Golf Club, e Rim (Bass Pro site) Shops at La Cantera and Top Golf are also a short distance away. e resort is located within a 120-acre, mixed-use development, nested within the foothills of the Texas hill country, about 20 miles from downtown San Antonio. Attractions located close by include e Alamo and River Walk, a public park spanning ve miles along the San Antonio River, lined with shops and restaurants, oering more than 20 special events throughout the year. Bluegreen plans to add a 13,000-squarefoot sales oce at the resort by years end, which Bluegreen believes will expand its footprint for new business prospects and owner growth. e acquisition further leverages Bluegreens existing marketing platforms, which include the seven Bass Pro Shops located in Texas, as well as its recently extended relationship with Choice Hotels. ZB N.A., doing business as National Bank of Arizona, is providing up to $27.5 million of nancing, $24.3 million at closing for the acquisition of the resort and up to an additional $3.2 million to fund certain future improvement costs. Delray Beach FL 33444 450 Egret Circle 9408rfrrnt$205,000 Hypoluxo, FL 33462 102 Half Moon Circle C3bfrt$268,000 Hypoluxo FL 33462 161 N Lakeshore Driverffrfr$299,000 Parkland FL 33076 8222 Bradford Waynrt$1,219,000 ST. GEORGE 1030 Phillips Rd.r$579,900 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 e ilan Hotel and Spa in San Antonio, Texas. Submitted photo. e ilan Hotel and Spa in San Antonio, Texas. Submitted photo.
43 Tracking trends in 2018By: Jessica Rosato, Luxury Broker Associate, Nestler Poletto Sothebys International Realty Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Pantones color of the year is a princely purple, ultra violet to be exact. It is said to communicate originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future. e color forecast for 2018 is bright and bold with hues of purple, high contrast palettes and bold patterns making a stand, but what are some other trends we are seeing in 2018? When looking at decorative home trends, natural elements with shades of green (olive and sage) are popular and timeless while brass accents, artisan xtures and textures, warm colors, mixed metallics, and even terrazzo, are coming in strong. Lose the barn door and word wall art and replace these old fads with big art, velvet furnishings, tropical/botanical patterns, decorated ceilings and spa-like/resort type aesthetics and while youre at it, throw in some fringe too! Sprucing up your home can be so much fun. Put a new twist on your home.It will certainly help when it comes time to sell your home this year! Speaking of selling, the market is strong here in South Florida and if youre still thinking of selling in 2018, its not too late.Oen people think the summer slows to a turtles pace, but thats not the case.e east coast of Florida stays vibrant all year, and dont forget about all of the families that are looking to relocate before the new school year starts in the Fall.If your house shows well and is priced realistically in the current marketplace, it is sure to sell with the help of a great agent. With Floridas tax advantage, buyers are ocking to Florida, which is great for sellers of course. We are still seeing a lack of quality inventory, although better than 2017, but sales are up. According to the National Association of Realtors, this year the number of existing-home sales is expected to increase about 3.5 percent, to 5.64 million. e NAR predicts that existing-home pur chases will rise another 2.8 percent in 2018, to 5.8 million. Mortgage rates are a bit higher than last year, but still historically low. Rates are said to close out the year around 4.5 percent on average, dipping under 4 percent at times and over 4.5 percent at others. Millennials home ownership desires are rising as they get married and have children, and this trend is expected to continue. We are also seeing an inux of buyers who experienced a foreclosure in the past and are now able, aer a 7-year waiting period, to purchase again. All in all, we see a strong, competitive mar ket.e real estate market in the South is hot, and other cities such as Charlotte and Dallas are seeing it too. Temperate weather, strong economic growth, new construction and a desirable place to bring your businesses will keep the trend in South Florida on the upswing. About Jessica Rosato Jessica Rosato is a Luxury Broker Associate for Nestler Poletto Sothebys International Realty of Delray Beach. As a concierge realtor, she utilizes her superb customer service skills, attention to detail, honesty, stellar work ethic, negotiating skills and keen understanding of the luxury real estate market in Palm Beach County to create experiences of a lifetime. Visit her website at www.bo cadelrayluxury.com .Beach & Park District selects Price, Fazio duo as Ocean Breeze golf course designersBy: Diane Emeott Korzen Contributing Writer A team of Nick Price and Tom Fazio II edged out more than a dozen ar chitects interested in designing a new golf course at Bocas Ocean Breeze. Now, the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District will work on solidifying a contract with the architects. e decision was discussed last month during a joint meeting the district held with the city. In nal rankings, the Nick Price/ Tom Fazio II team was ranked No. 1 aer winning the hearts of the Beach & Park District Board. Executive Director Arthur Koski said he would begin negotiating with the No.1 ranked rm. In the event we cant come to an agreement on fees with No. 1, the law provides that we can negotiate with the No. 2 ranked rm [and so on], he said. e No. 2 ranked rm was Andy Staples/Beau Welling, No. 3 ranked was Richard Mandell and No. 4 ranked was Vincent Design. e Nick Price/Tom Fazio team gave a refreshing, o the cu, introduction of their very experienced, local team, and spent their allotted time answering any questions board members might have. Vice President of the Nick Price/ Tom Fazio team Wayne Branthwaite let the Board get acquainted with: Land Planner Charles Putman; Sur vey/Civil Engineer Je Schnauers; Golf Course Architect Jorge Garcia of Garcia Stromberg; Environmental Consultant Mary Lindgren; Landscape Architect Carol Perez; and Golf Course Designers Nick Price and Tom Fazio. We are not a ight or a phone call away, we are right here, 20 minutes away, Fazio said. Ive lived in South Florida for 47 years and have studied the grasses. One of the newest is Lattitude 36. If you think youve started your Education Process, just wait! Were with you every step of the way were not just a one size ts all [operation]! Commissioner Craig Ehrnst asked about the timeframe of opening the new course and clubhouse since the city is selling the Boca Municipal course. Fazio said he had successfully completed the golf course for Quail Valley Golf Club in Vero Beach in 5 1/2 months, and that he still visits his old clients. Im not here to make design changes, but to make sure it gets done cor rectly [the rst time]. If I cant get them [workers] to do what we want, they get o the bulldozer and I get on! e devil is in the details, Fazio described his hands-on design style. Koski outlined the timeframe after selection of a golf course design team: Design 7 months Permitting 2 to 3 months Construction 12 to 18 months e completely redesigned Ocean Breeze golf course to be called Boca National could possibly open by March 2020. Leasing underway at Delray iPic project Staff report Avison Young has been awarded the exclusive leasing assignment at e Oces 4th & 5th Delray within the new four-story, mixed-use development totaling 144,733-square-feet. e project, developed by iPic in coordination with Samuels & Associates, will include an iPic eaters complex, retail, and oce space. Avison Young Principals Keith ODonnell and Gary Gottlieb will market the entire third oor totaling 26,233-square-feet of 4th & 5th Delrays oce space. ere is a convergence between high demand and highly limited class A oce development in the area, said ODonnell.As the lines between work, home, and social life become increasingly blurred, the workplace experience is attracting talent and impacting retention. Oering a holistic environment to employees now includes experiential oce design. Trending elements such as biophilic design, recharging areas, open and collaborative space, and a variety of non-traditional walls are the way of the future. e space features large oor plans can be subdivided equally allowing for open oor plans and unique workplace congurations. Additionally, the project features an 8,600-square-foot terrace as well as a convenient multi-level parking garage. From small professional and nancial rms to creativities, the variety of businesses eyeing Delray Beachs improved walkability and amenities, said Gottlieb. With a growing and sophisticated populations increased desire to work in settings more conducive to work-life balance, e Oces 4th & 5th are highly anticipated. New Mayor Scott Singer (R) and new Deputy Mayor Jeremy Rodgers (L) at joint meeting with City Manager and other Council Members. Photo by Diane Emeott Korzen. Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District Chairman Robert Rollins and Commissioner Susan Vogelgesang speak at joint meeting. Photo by Diane Emeott Korzen.
44 Local school updates Boca high schoolers win international competition for second consecutive year High schoolers from Boca Ratons Katz Yeshiva High School brought home the win in an international contest to build the most clever Rube Goldberg machine for the second year in a row. In addition to bragging rights, the win comes with a full scholarship for any team member who would like to attend the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. A Rube Goldberg machine is a wacky contraption that is deliberately over-engineered to perform a simple task by setting o a comical chain reaction. e theme of this years contest was Israels 70th Anniversary. I was ecstatic, said Katz Yeshiva freshman Max Frohlich upon learning that his team had won. We worked diligently over a short period of time, right up until the deadline. It was an incredible experience, and we were utterly surprised to have wonas the competition was erce. About 40 schools competed this year, almost double the number of teams that participated last year. Teams hailed from Australia, Nigeria, Czech Republic, Spain, Korea, South Africa and South America. A school in Vietnam tied for rst with Katz Yeshiva. In keeping with the 70th Anniversary theme, Katz Yeshivas Rube Goldberg winning machine told the story of Israels inventions, history and culture using 47 dierent steps. Making sure that an air-propelled pill (representing the Pillcam) collided with a marble, which caused a mousetrap to snap shut, closing a circuit that launched a homemade rocket simulating Israels Iron Dome, required coordination. We beneted by participating in the challenge last year. Our students used more electronics and our ideas were more clever than our winning entry last year, said Dr. Yosef Wolf, who heads up Katz Yeshivas STEM department. Katz Yeshiva seniors Michal Amar, who was on last years winning team, and Noah Bernten, who competed for two years running, are using the 2017 prize scholarships to attend the Technion in the fall. I cant wait to study mechanical engineering at the Technion. Its a great help to my family that I was granted a second years scholarship, Bernten said. Boca Raton Christian School student receives Gates Scholarship Boca Raton Christian School senior and Delray resident Stephanie Casting was recently awarded the Gates Scholarship. She is one of only 300 high school seniors nationwide who will receive this scholarship established by Bill and Melinda Gates. Stephanie has been a Boca Christian student since 3rd grade. e Gates Scholarship covers college expenses for four years, including room, board, books, transportation, and per sonal expenses. Earlier this year Stephanie was accepted at Columbia University in New York, where she plans to study political science and human rights. e scholarship includes the Gates Summer Institute, a chance for all of the award winners to meet and prepare for their rst year in college. National Honor Society member wins national scholar ship Tasman Rosenfeld, a senior and member of the National Honor Society (NHS) at Grandview Preparatory School in Boca Raton, has been named one of 25 national nalists in the National Honor Society Scholarship program.Tasman was chosen from more than 11,000 applicants and will receive a $5,150 scholarship. High school seniors who are members in good standing of an active National Honor Society chapter are able to apply for an NHS Scholarship. National nalists are selected on the basis of their leadership skills; participation in service organizations, clubs, and other student groups at school and in the community; and their academic record. While at Grandview Preparatory School, Rosenfeld has served as the schools IP Biology Teacher, participated in national science conferences and research, and co-founded SciTeens, an international platform connecting pre-career scientists, engineers and mathematicians with mentors and research opportunities. is fall he plans to attend Yale University to study Evolutionary Biology and Astrophysics. FAU grad receives 2018 Sallie Mae scholarship Tevin Ali thought he was participating in a nal round of interviews for a scholarship from Sallie Mae. Instead, he was surprised with a $20,000 scholarship from the 2018 Sallie Mae Bridging the Dream Graduate Scholarship. My journey through college and to graduate school has helped me nd not just my educational and career pathway, but also my own personal mission,Ali said. is scholarship from Sallie Mae empowers me to continue my education and develop a platform to share my story in hopes of inspiring others. e scholarship will help Ali pursue his goal of leading a biotechnology company centered on genomics by way of a masters degree in biotechnology enterprise and entrepreneurship at Johns Hopkins University. His parents moved to Florida from Trinidad and Tobago to Florida to oer their children a life rooted in opportunity, made the tough decision to cut his rst attempt at college short. Aer receiving extra support from friends and family he returned to school and graduated from Florida Atlantic University. More than 3,400 nominations were submitted from current and aspiring graduate studentswho were asked to creatively describe their journey to graduate school, who or what inuenced them to pursue an advanced degree, and what advice they would give themselves as college freshmen. Katz Yeshiva High Schools winning Rube Goldberg machine team: Director of STEM Dr. Yosef Wolf, Josh Bernten, Noah Bernten, Max Frohlich, Tani Gross, Tans Rosen and Yosef Scher. Submitted photo. FAU and Max Planck team up on first joint positionStaff report Two South Florida institutions are creating more synergy through a new position that will bring them closer together. Ken Dawson-Scully, Ph.D. is the new associate vice president for strategic initiatives and head of institutional partnerships for Florida Atlantic University and Max Planck Florida Institute. He took over the new role last month. He joined the FAU team in 2008 and has served as associate director of the FAU Brain Institute and most recently as an associate professor of biological sciences and associate dean for graduate students in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. In his new role, Dawson-Scully will be responsible for developing and implementing key initiatives in areas that are crucial to FAU and MPFI. ese initiatives will include co-branding programs, enhancing infrastructure, developing new educational programs, identifying and securing joint funding opportunities, conducting research training, building partnerships, and fostering collaboration between academic and administrative units. I am both honored and excited to serve in this new capacity for Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Florida Atlantic University. My ultimate goal is to escalate our international reputation and expand our distinguished faculty, recruiting talented students and world-class scientists to our institutions, said Dawson-Scully. By combining our expertise, knowledge and resources, our close partnership will generate signicant impact, benetting the local, regional and international communities. Je Atwater, FAUs vice president for strategic initiatives and CFO; Matthias Haury, Ph.D., MPFIs COO; Ken Dawson-Scully, Ph.D., associate vice president for strategic initiatives and head of institutional partnerships at FAU and MPFI; FAU President John Kelly; and David Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., CEO and scientic director of MPFI. Photo credit: Florida Atlantic University.
45 Frog Alley Caribbean Festival features steel drums, Junkanoo parade, family fun By: Jan Engoren Contributing Writer From three blocks away you could hear the syncopated sounds of the steel drums and the resonant rhythms of reggae waing down Atlantic Ave. and SW 5th Ave., from Libby Wesley Plaza, lling the twilight with music and anticipation. e music, courtesy of the Caribbean Waves Steel Drum Band and the Milagro Center Steel Drum Group, set the tone for a night of festivities for the citys rst annual Frog Alley CaribbeanFestival, which went o without a hitch on Sat. evening May 12, despite the ominous presence of threatening skies. e smell of conch fritters and jerk chicken permeated the sultry night air. Kids and adults alike danced on the plaza and in the street. At 7:00 p.m., a crowd gathered as the Junkanoo parade began down SW 5th Ave.,a celebration of live music, dance and costumes, a tradition with its origins in the Bahamas. is is a celebration of the community and the Frog Alley Caribbean culture, said Kristyn Cox, the West Atlantic Redevelopment Director for the CRA, one of the sponsors of the event. Frog Alley is the neighborhood from (SW 7th Ave. to SW 3rd Ave., up Atlantic Ave. to SW 4th St.) and derives its name from the frogs which would come out to mate aer a heavy rainstorm, according to Cox. A collaboration between the CRA, the West Atlantic Avenue Redevelopment Coalition (WARC), the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), the Spady Museum, the Oce of Economic Development (OED)and the citys Parks and Recreation Department, the festival celebrates the culture and heritage of the Frog Alley residents. e area was traditionally home to many immigrants from the Bahamas and the Caribbean who came to work, among other things, in the pineapple elds. Delray Beach native, Patricia Wrights ancestors were one of those families who settled in Frog Alley two generations ago from the Bimini Islands. I was born and raised on SW 5th Ave., in a house that is still standing, she recounts. Now, chair of the Legacy of the Frog Alley Ancestors, shes working to preserve the area and create a historic district. Along with members of her church, St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Wright was manning one of the busiest food booths on the avenue. Crowds were lined up kneedeep for their homemade Bahamian conch fritters, ($5) conch salad ($10) and coconut candies ($2). Nidia Almeida, former store manager at the BCBG shop on Atlantic Ave. was there with her ten-year-old son, Johance. Its Mothers Day, she said.We wanted to come out and enjoythis celebration togethera free, fun and family-oriented event. Vendors such as Stacy Rolle, a resident of Freeport, Grand Bahama, were selling jewelry and handmade straw hats, wallets and purses custom-made on the spot. She came specically for the festival and says she hopes to be invited back next year. Haitian-American artists Katiana Jarbath and Jason Fleurant, who goes by the name Ja Fleu, were selling their art. Jarbaths acrylic on canvas portraits of Haitian women represent their beauty and empowerment and likewise, Ja Fleu, who took up full-time painting aer the 2010 Haitian earthquake inspired him to express his feeling visually, was live-painting and selling original caricatures and stories, based on family and friends. I love the sense of community here, says Jarbath, a rst generation American. Its great to see the connections between people. Up on stage, Haitian-born writer, Flose Boursiquot, (LetItFlose.com) 26, of Lantana performed her spoken word poetry Lets fall in love in a tiny studio apartment with aloe growing on the walls from her two collections, Loudmouth, and Close Your Eyes, Now Breathe, an homage to Malala Yousafzai, the 15-yr. old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban in 2012. Local restaurants such as Sweets Jamaican Restaurant and soon-to-be-ocially opened Caesars were doing a brisk business selling jerk chicken and ribs. For kids, there was face painting, an educational scavenger hunt, sidewalk Jenga and cornhole toss. By 9:30 p.m., the crowds had thinned and the evening wrapped up to the smooth and relaxing sounds of Ft. Lauderdale-based Pan Paradise, a jazz, calypso, reggae and Sosa band. If the enthusiasm of the crowd is any indication, there will be more Frog Alley festivals to come. Laura Simon (DDA) Glavidia Alexis (of Pineapple Groves Glavidia Hair Studio) Chrissy Larose (model) Tamara Augustin (assistant to Glavidia Alexis) at the Frog Alley Caribbean Festival. Photo by Jan Engoren. e Frog Alley Caribbean Festival featured live performances. Photo by Jan Engoren.
46 New app creates Delray Beach trip itineraries Staff report Have friends coming to visit or just want to explore your own town? Planning your per fect day in Delray Beach can now be done through an app. e Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative has launched an app on the VisitDelrayBeach.org website that provides an interactive way to map out everything you want to do in Delray Beach. Designed with help from Visit Widget, this tool provides a new way to explore everything that Delray Beach has to oer, including upcoming events, popular restaurants, attractions, hotels, and points of interest. View it all at once or search by categories like Dining, Arts & Culture, Beach Fun and Water Sports. e Visit Delray Beach app gives users the ability to search for local hotels and attractions and plan their entire trip including driving directions. Users can plan the trip on their computer, then download the app and go mobile with the plan. See a beach activity you dont want to miss? Click Join and the event will be added to your plan. Want to invite some friends? Share your plan with them directly or via social media, email or SMS. e app can be accessed by going to Visit DelrayBeach.org and clicking Plan Your Visit. Already on your way to Delray Beach or live here? Download the free app for your iPhone or Android and take your plan with you. South Beach restaurant opens second location in Delray Beach By: Shaina Wizov Contributing Writer Aer experiencing much success at its location in South Beach open since 2006, it was high time for Sardinia Ristorante to open the doors to a second location. Co-owners Executive Chef Pietro Vardeu and Antonio Tony Gallo chose Delray Beach as the home for their restaurant specializing in Sardinian cuisine, which reects the rustic dishes of this Italian island, where fresh sh is plentiful and house-made pasta is a must. Sardinias menu features a wide variety of options, including paella, a mozzarella bar, salumeria and formaggi menus with 20 dierent meats and cheeses, and even house-made gluten-free pasta that can be swapped in any of the pasta preparations. When it comes to appetizers, there is quite a selection to choose from, including crostini with parma prosciutto and pesto burrata, steak tartare, steamed mussels, and eggplant parmiggiana, just to name a few. For a fresh and avorful start to your meal, opt for the salmon carpaccio with fennel and orange. Its the light drizzle of olive oil here that does the trick, lending a beautiful nish to the dish. If you thought there were a lot of appetizer choices at Sardinia Ristorante, the list of entre options is even longer. Four kinds of Sardinian-style paella (uses fregola instead of rice), eleven kinds of pastas, six kinds of pizzas, fourteen kinds of meat and sh dishes, and six options of wood-oven-baked side dishes to accompany any entre. e Polpo Alla Griglia, a.k.a grilled octopus, comes with a medley of grilled vegetables, and is an excellent choice for land and seafood lovers alike, with tender tentacles and perfectly charred exterior. One of the main attractions at Sardinia Ristorante is its impressive and diverse wine list, featuring not only Italian wines but many from various wine-making regions of the world. Sardinia oers wines by the glass or bottle, as well as the quar tino, which allows guests to experience the casual osteria-style wine service of Italy, without having to purchase a full bottle. Top-of-the-line stemware by Stolze is used for wine service, and wine temperature is paid very close attention to with temperature-controlled cellars to keep the wines well-preserved. Sardinia Ristorante is located at 3035 South Federal Highway in Delray Beach. e restaurant is open for dinner daily from 4 10:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday for brunch from 11:30 a.m. 4 p.m. Happy hour is every day from 4 7 p.m. Sardinia also oers a seven-course tasting menu, available daily, for $65 per person, $85 with wine pairings. A Summer of Letters By: Kate Teves, Delray Beach Historical Society archivist Special to the Delray Newspaper Delray, it turns out, has a long postal history. ere is, of course, the Barefoot Mailman who dutifully traipsed along our beaches from Palm Beach to Miami when there was no other means of delivering mail. e lesser-known story of the Hofman Letters is perhaps even more inspiring. e Hofmans were German immigrants who, in the late 19th century, risked it all for a life in Delray. eir descendant, Charles Hofman, gathered the letters they wrote home to the old country and published them in Letters from Linton (available in our gi shop). e letters are one of the richest written records of life in early Delray. Just about everybody you speak to in Delray has a story about lettersa story that is usually followed by a welling in the eyes. For some, its a story about a love letter that changed the course of a life. For others, its the words of wisdom that a parent put down on paper all those many years ago. For still others, its the letter they wished they had sent or the letter they are so glad they did. e world is changing, with writing becoming a lost art. But somehow letters like reworks, newborn babies, and the coo of mourning dovesstill stop us and remind us of something eternal. is summer the Delray Beach Historical Society will host multiple events dedicated to letter-writing. Our childrens summer camp, dubbed Snail Mail Revolution (July 10-13 and 24-27), will blend history and creativity to ignite a new generation of letter writers. Children will learn to use fountain pens, play with typewriters, create their own stationery, and connect with pen pals. We will also host two Real Mail Potlucks (details to follow) and other letter-themed events. If you are interested in the summer camp, call 561-274-9578. Stay tuned, and, more importantly, write to someone you love. Annie Hofman, early Delray settler, in her conrmation dress. Image courtesy of the Delray Beach Historical Society.
47 Meet the teamReach us at: DelrayNewspaper.com 561-299-1430 email@example.com 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 A legacy of service: Bump Mitchell By: Jeff Perlman Editor-in-ChiefHe was a sharecroppers son who devoted his life to public service. He was one of a kind and he should not be forgotten. Sgt. Matthew Bump Mitchell passed away last month. If youve been around Delray for any length of time, youll know who he is. But life is fast paced these days and if youre new to town theres a chance you might not know who Sgt. Mitchell was and thats just not right. Because this was a man who touched thousands of lives. is was a role model for generations of local children and one the pillars of Delray Beach. He should not be forgotten. And he wont be. Many knew himas a police ocer. Others as a minister. Still others as a coach and mentor. Bumpas he was knownwas all that and more. Although he was born in Quitman, Georgia and considered himself a Geor gia Peach, he spent all but three years of his life in Delray Beach molding young people, mentoring police ocers, coaching athletes and looking aer his ock as a charismatic minister. To me, Sgt. Mitchell was larger than life. By the time I met him 1987, he was already a local legend with the city having declared a Bump Mitchell Day in 1986. I rode with him as a young reporter and at rst I think he barely tolerated my presence, but Bump was just feeling me out, taking my measure as they say. When he saw that I was committed to his adopted town, he took a liking to me and I found him to be an enormous resource for me when I was elected to the City Commission in 2000. He was there for all the tough times, with words of advice and encouragementalways a calming, strong inuence during some turbulent days. Bump grew up west of town, with cattle and farm animals. He talked to me about unpaved roads and reminded those of us on the commissionin a gentle way that there was no place for unpaved roads in the city proper. at was Bumps way of telling us to pave roads in the southwest section of Delray. And we did. We expedited those projects. While he had a long and distinguished career with the Delray Beach Police Department, working as a detective, a ser geant and as a mentor to young people he was equally well-known as a tough but fair coach for the legendary Delray Rocks football program. He commanded respect on and o the eld and guided generations of young men on the pitfalls of life if they made poor choices. Later, I saw him a few times preach from the pulpit of Christ Missionary Baptist Church where he delivered powerful sermons and looked aer his congregation with love and aection. He was also a chaplain for the Police Department where he dealt with some very serious issuesespecially in the 80s and 90s, when crime was rampant in Delray and the department struggled to gain the condence of the community. Ultimately, the department forged good relations with residents and business owners and it made a huge dierence. ere is no Delray Beach at least aswe know itwithout our Police Department and it was ocers like Matthew Bump Mitchell who made all the dierence by going consistently above and beyond. From mentoring children and intervening in tough situations to walking neighborhoods with residents and old fashioned police work our department rose to the occasion and made this place safe for investment; made it a safe place to live, because there were times in the 80s when that was a real question. We are not perfect and there is still too much crime, but compared to the 80s, its night and day a better place. Its a better place because ofcommitted ocers like Matthew Bump Mitchell. ey dont do it for the moneybecause the compensation isnt that great, especially when you consider the toll and the risk, both physical and emotional. e best onesand Sgt. Mitchell was most denitely in that categorydo it because they have a love for the community, a feel for people, a desire to serve and beyond tough facades hearts that yearn to help people. As a detective known for his work with juveniles, Bump helped countless kids and taught many ocers how to do so as well. At the Community Foundation, there is a scholarship set up in Pastor Mitchells name. On that page is a brief description of the man and some testimonials too. ere are two testimonials from two other Delray Beach legendsformer Mayor Leon Weekes and teacher, coach, civil rights leader C. Spencer Pompey. Both wereinuential and consequentialmen. Heres what they said about Bump Mitchell. Bump Mitchell is as dedicated an individual as Ive ever known in dealing with the youth of Delray Beach. Ive known him for 25 years, and hes always been available to help kids, whether it be in delinquency matters, athletics, counseling, even to the point of taking children into his own home. Hes a jewel in our community. I wish we had more people like him. -Leon Weekes,Former Mayor, Delray Beach I dont know anyone who has contributed more to the well-being of our society than Bump Mitchell. He was quarterback on Carvers 1954 championship team and one of the truly great athletes weve had there. Bump was truly versatile, lettering in football, baseball and track. Perhaps his greatest contribution has been his work in the community with the Rocks Football Team. He was honored a few years ago by our church as the recipient of the citizen of the year award, and is truly one of our most outstanding citizens of the last 30 years. -C. Spencer Pompey, Teacher and Coach Two legends speaking of another. Matthew Bump Mitchell will be missed, but surely never forgotten. Former Delray mayor honored by Japanese government Staff report Former Delray Beach Mayor David Schmidt was recently recognized by the Government of Japan. He was conferred e Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays during the 2018 Spring Imperial Decorations. He was honored for his involvement as the President of the Sister Cities Committee and work with the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. Schmidts involvement in helping with relations between the United States and Japan totals nearly 30 years. Between 1985 and 2012, Schmidt held several important positions as a member of the Board for the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. As President of the Board, he led an initiative to maintain and develop the museums gardens and educational programs during the Great Recession without cutting sta employment. As the President of the Sister Cities Committee of Delray Beach, a volunteer organization, Schmidt oversaw the establishment of a high school exchange program between students from Delray Beach and Miyazu City in Japan in 1999. e program has since gained momentum, and for the past six years the two cities have alternated sending a group of students to each other for a nine day stay with host families, and to attend high school with their host students.
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