Delray Beach sailors combine passion of traveling high seas, giving back By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Once a month Randy and Lennie Smith board their Leopard 48 Catamaran Happy Together and take a trip. e duo serves as captain and rst mate on their voyages around the world. Since they purchased this boat in 2015, they have traveled to 16 countries cover ing 10,000 nautical miles, all while running their two businesses. While on land, Randy is CEO of Heritage, a local ooring and window treatment company. Lennie is a general contractor who runs her business building custom homes. Most people wait to do something like this until they are retired, Randy Smith said. We have found a way to travel while working. We are just doing it with a better view. eir journeys are captured on lm and uploaded to their YouTube channel Sailing SV Happy Together, which has more than 8,000 subscribers. e channel started as a way for the couple to let their kids know what they were up to while on their excursions. Not realizing how far-reaching YouTube can be, their videos began gaining traction from people outside the family. Now, they are using it to show their followers and aspiring boaters just how easy and fun sailing together is, all while helping to give back to Warrior Sailing, a nonprot with roots in their passion sailing. We are all about inspiring people, entertaining people and educating people, he said. Passion for boating Randy grew up racing sailboats in the San Fransisco Bay area with his father. Lennie remembers shing trips on her uncles boat during South Florida summers. When the couple met 20 years ago, they began their years of boating together. ey were power boaters, until the youngest child went to college and Randy decided it was time to return to sailing. When the Leopard arrived, they christened it and took it down to the Keys where Randy played with a GoPro camera Lennie bought him. at rst video Shakedown Cruise launched what would A life in photos: History comes alive through pictures on walls of Caffe Luna RosaBy: Rich Pollack Special to the Delray Newspaper Most people who have been to Delray Beachs Cae Luna Rosa know it as an outstanding beachside restaurant, oering quality food and an impeccable atmosphere. But look closely and youll discover that the restaurant is also a gallery of sorts, with photos covering almost every inch of available wall space. Behind every photo theres a story. e eye-catching photo of Roy Orbison with Beatles John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Star was taken in England on the singers 28th birthday. Nearby, theres the photo of Yankees Roger Maris, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Casey Stengel, and Whitey Ford, taken at Bahia Mar while the team was in Fort Lauderdale for spring training. Of course, no Italian-style restaurant would be complete without a photo of Frank Sinatra and youll nd a number of photos of the Chairman of the Board as you scan the dining room. And its not just celebrities. ere are also quite a few photos of customers mingled with images of friends of Cae Luna Rosa founder Fran [CONT. PG 2] [CONT. PG 2] Randy and Lennie Smith on board their Leopard 48 catamaran Happy Together. Photo courtesy of the Smiths. Stay cool indoors (12) Suffer from tennis elbow? (21) Get your ramen fix (29) Food hall proposed downtown (35)DELRAYNEWSPAPER.COM JULY | 2018 Cae Luna Rosa founder Fran Marincola in front of a wall of photos at the restaurant. Photo by Rich Pollack.
2 [FROM PG 1]Delray Beach sailors combine passion of traveling high seas, giving back turn into dozens of videos featuring the Smiths in all dierent countries experiencing local cultures, how they operate the boat together and what it is like to travel happily together. eir trip began when they le Florida and went to the Bahamas. From there they stopped in Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico, all the Caribbean Islands, Columbia, Panama and Mexico. Aer each trip, comes a video. eir followers have seen the quality of the videos go from amateur home lms to rened productions. Randy does all the shooting, selects texts to place over the video, picks music and now with the help of a professional editor strings it all together into a story of that adventure. We have followers, Lennie said. e couple gets stopped at boat shows from people who recognize them, receives tons of fan mail and has sent out Happy Together T-shirts to their fans who ask for them. Its the most heartwarming thing to read the comments, Randy said. People reached out saying they purchased cruising sailboats aer watching their channel. Giving back e couple personally and professionally is involved in donating to various charities and causes. And while traveling, they said they encounter people in need. A lot of these countries are poverty stricken, Randy said. We have been so fortunate and we want to help people. So while they help out where and when they could, they realized they wanted to do more at home. Just over a year ago, the couple was running on the beach when Lennie told Randy she came up with a way to give back. ey boarded their boat and she told Randy about a nonprot she saw in a magazine that looked like a perfect t for the water-loving couple, Warrior Sailing. Warrior Sailing Warrior Sailing is a nonprot that provides maritime education and outreach for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans through teaching them how to sail during a three day camp. e camps are oered for free and is open to all wounded, ill or injured service members and veterans of all branches of the U.S military. Neither of the Smiths served in the military and none of their relatives did either. We get the benet of living in this country and we didnt do any of the heavy liing, Randy said. ey reached out to the founders and said they wanted to help. Now, their YouTube channel, which is non-monetized, helps drive donations to Warrior Sailing. Randy will mention the Marincola and pictures of his family. eres a lot of history all over the walls, Marincola says. Wherever you sit, you can see a photo and you can learn something interesting. Many of the photos are merely snapshots taken in the restaurant, while others are collectables that Marincola either purchased or received as gis. Several are from the famous 500 Club in Atlantic City, courtesy of Paula Jane DAmato, daughter of the clubs founders and a former neighbor of Marincolas. Among his acquisitions are two special items on prominent display. One is Mickey Mantles 1954 contract with the Yankees and the other is a Bruce Springsteen guitar signed by the Boss. ose and other conversation pieces take customers down memory lane. People ask questions about the photos all the time, says Bonnie Beer, a partner in the restaurant. Customers want to know who the people are in the photo, why we have it and where it came from. Many of the pictures came from Marincola own family photo albums. On one wall is a photo of his father in the grocery store he opened in Pennsylvania and nearby is an old picture of his grandfather in a delivery truck. eres the picture of Marincolas parents on their wedding day and quite a few photos of Marincolas rst business on the Jersey Shore boardwalk. Another wall is reserved as a tribute to longtime customers who have died. Marincola says he got the idea to have a photo gallery while living in New York. I used to live on 58th Street and there was a big art dealer living across the street, he said. I could look up and see the art on the walls of his apartment. I liked that idea and decided to do it myself. You will nd a smattering of ne art from Salvatore Dali and a Rene Fini pencil drawing, theres art from Cuba and some from Russia that Marincola has brought back with him, but mostly the photos tell the story of Cae Luna Rosa and those who created it as well as those who have supported it over the years. Its the story of my life and of Cae Luna Rosa, he said. For Beer, who has been a part of the Luna Rosa family for decades, the photos help to provide guests whether regulars or vacationing visitors a better chance to sense of what the restaurant is all about. It gives a little more insight into the people who created the restaurant and the people who are our customers, she said. Its just another reason to come to Cae Luna Rosa and get to know our family. A life in photos: History comes alive through pictures on walls of Caffe Luna Rosa[FROM PG 1] Catch up on where Randy and Lennie Smith have been on their boat via their YouTube channel. Photo courtesy of the Smiths. Randy and Lennie Smith travel on their Leopard 48 catamaran Happy Together about once a month in between their busy work schedules. Photo courtesy of the Smiths. New York Yankees on a shing trip to Florida. Photo by Rich Pollack. Bruce Springsteen guitar and Mickey Mantles 1954 contract with the New York Yankee. 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3 For more information, call 561.955.4000 or visit BRRH.comNowadays, it seems everywhere you turn theres a physician-owned, freestanding radiation oncology center popping up. Convenient? Maybe. Comprehensive? Not likely. When it comes to radiation therapy, patients and their families should expect the latest and widest range of radiation technology. But they should also have access to innovative approaches to treatment and support that provides care in all aspects of the journey through a cancer diagnosis. At Boca Raton Regional Hospitals Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute, youll nd it alland all in one setting. Such as a spectrum of radiation therapies that is among the most complete in the eld, including the Accuray CyberKnife M6TM System. Such as Multimodality Cancer Care, where a patient meets with the entire medical team in one visit. Such as oncology social workers, nurse navigators, nutritional experts and a host of innovative support programs for both patients and loved ones. All designed to be the most comprehensive and connected radiation therapy available in medicine today. Radiation therapy at the Lynn Cancer Institute. Its a program, not just a place. Radiation Therapy Should Be a ProgramNot Just a Place LCI Cyber Delray -Boca Delray Newspaper-10x13.indd 1 6/20/18 4:12 PM
4 Parking meters installed along Atlantic Avenue By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor e days of snagging a free parking space in front of your favorite downtown restaurant are over. Smart parking meters have been installed along Atlantic Avenue from Swinton Avenue to the Intracoastal and while you wont have to feed the meter with spare change, you will be expected to pay for your parking spot. e city commission approved the parking management plan, which has been in the works for years. A previous commission voted to purchase the smart meters last year in a narrow 3-2 vote. Its about having a plan, Commissioner Ryan Boylston said. It doesnt make any sense that on a Friday night Atlantic Ave. is free and the garage is $5. We have to move forward. e program includes paid parking along Atlantic Avenue and on the side streets. It will cost $2 per hour to park your car beginning at noon. Weekdays meters will be in eect from noon to 9 p.m. and weekends on Friday and Saturday until 2 a.m. ere is a three hour maximum you are allowed to park in one space. Surface lots like the Railroad lot and Gladiola lot will remain free. e garage will be free until 4 p.m. where it is a at $5 fee to park. Meters have already been in place east of the Intracoastal. If you have a quick errand to run, there will be a free 20 minute grace period, but you still have to use the parking kiosks to indicate your cars location. e plan allows the city manager to make rate adjustments up to $3 per hour. He will receive input from the citys parking management board and the Downtown Development Authority. Commissioners approved the plan, but also asked for some changes. ey would like to see a resident parking program implemented and better signage that helps people under stand where to park and what it will cost. ere will be a 30 day grace period that began June 25 where warnings will be issued before ticketing begins. Commissioners have asked city ocials to look into ways to make the tickets friendly by including a cute message about making a mistake by not paying or even including a coupon to a downtown establishment. Mayor Shelly Petrolia cast the sole dissenting vote on the parking plan. Im not a supporter of the parking meters never have been never will be, she said. Celebrate Americas birthday in Delray Beach Staff report Put on your red, white and blue patriotic garb and head to Delray Beach on July 4. e day will begin beachside at 8 a.m. with a sand castle contest. Aer catching some rays, head to the ag raising ceremony at Gleason and Atlantic Ave. at 5 p.m. where a 60 foot American ag will wave high. Family friendly activities will include Puttn Around mini-golf, cras, face painting and other activities. ere will be a toddler play area, rock climbing wall, giant games, corn hole and a video game contest. Entertainment will take the main stage at 5:15 p.m. with Solid Brass kicking o the musical acts. ey will be followed by Logan Hender son, Max, Echosmith and then the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors. e 19-member ensemble has selected Delray Beach as their season nale stop. ey will take the stage at 8:15 p.m. And the night will end with reworks of course. is year, the display will be launched from a barge o of A1A and Atlantic Avenue, which will allow the show to be bigger and better. If you get hungry, there will be food trucks on North A1A and outdoor dining at Cae Luna Rosa and Bostons on the Beach. All Fourth of July events are free and open to the public. Delray will hold a ag raising ceremony at 5 p.m. on July 4. Photo courtesy of VMA Studios. U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors will take the stage at Delrays Fourth of July celebration. Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors. Delray will celebrate July 4 with festivities all day. Photo courtesy of VMA Studios.
5 things you need to know this July in Delray Beach 1 e Delray Beach Historical Society is explor ing the #snailmailrevolution and the art of writing letters during its summer camp. Students will participate in on-campus and o-campus workshops with artists, writers, historians and community leaders. Activities include making stationery, trading and collecting stamps, designing post cards, exploring paper-making techniques, and discovering the art and history of letter-writing.e camp is open for kids ages 9-13. Session 1 is July 10-13 and Session 2 is July 24-27. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs $60 per child. Scholarships are available. Email info@ delraybeachhistory.org or call 561-2749578 for more information. 2 Delray Medical Center was awarded with the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation recognizing superior performance of hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays. 3 Head to the Delray Beach Public Library for NOSH: Learn to cook while having fun at 10 a.m. on July 24. Chef Michael from Publix Aprons Cooking Schoolsoers demonstration classes for all levels and all types of cuisine. See how its done, then take the recipe home and try it for yourself. July features how to prepare summer grilled salmon and mixed herb salad with lychee vinaigrette. Event is free and open to the public. If registration is requested in advance go to www.delraylibrary.org/registration or call 561-266-0194. 4 e Spellebration Spelling Bee will take place on July 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Delray Beach Public Library Auditorium. If your child is interested in competing, practices take place weekly. Contact the library for more information. 5 Sushi & Stroll series continues at Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens on July 13. Tickets cost $7 online or $8 at the door. To enjoy the Taiko drumming performance, it costs $3 extra. e event is rain or shine. 6 ere will be a Public Safety Open House on July 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fire Station 112, 35 Andrews Ave. 7 Waves Surf Academy has moved locations from Sandoway Park to the Del ray Breakers Hotel, 1875 S. Ocean Blvd. Daily and weekly rates are available through Aug. 17. Visit https://www.wavessurfacademy.com/city-of-delray for more information. 8 e First Friday Art Walk will take place on July 6. Enjoy the local art scene during a self-guided walking tour around downtown Delray Beach. Stop at galleries and meet local artists between 6-9 p.m. 9 Visit Sandoway Discovery Center to meet their new Ball Python, an abandoned pet that was rescued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and was then donated to the center by Busch Wildlife Sanctuary. You can also see the Shark Jaw Exhibit, which has returned for the summer. 10 Delray has established quiet zones along the Brightline/FECR railway corridor from Lindell Blvd to NE 36thStreet. e quiet zone means that passenger and freight trains along the FEC Corridor will no longer regularly blow horns at the railroad crossings.However, train horns may still be used in emergency situations or to comply with Federal regulations or operating rules. Slices Downtown safety am bassadors return full time e yellow shirts have returned. Last year, the Downtown Development Authority ran a pilot program with the Downtown Safety Ambassadors. Now, they are back aer the authority committed to spend $200,557 for the annual program. e ambassadors will be present on the street and help create a positive and welcoming environment. Security and hospitality services will be provided Sunday ursday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11p.m. Two ambassadors in bright yellow shirts will be on foot and bike patrol throughout the District on Atlantic Ave. from NW/SW 6th Ave. to A1A; NW 5th Ave. two blocks north; the Pineapple Grove Arts District and South of Atlantic Ave. one block. e program enhances the current Clean and Safe program and improves the quality of life for the residents, visitors, businesses and employees, and the overall experience of the Downtown, said DDA Executive Director Laura Simon. e ambassadors will work with the police department to monitor areas within the downtown with an aim of deterring criminal activity or disruptive street behavior and downtown business owners and employees to share information and assist with panhandling situations or any other related needs. Partner organizations for the Safety Ambassador Program include: Delray Beach DDA, Police Department Clean and Safe Unit, Fire Department, Community Improvement and Downtown Clean and Safe Unit and the Homeless Task Force. e DDA sta will manage and oversee the program as well as be the liaison with the PSC management team. Community Greening wins grant to pay for new trees For the second year in a row, Community Greening was awarded the TD Green Streets grant from TD Bank. e grant focuses on raising the tree canopy in low to moderate income areas. Community Greening used the money to plant 100 trees behind SD Spady Elementary School. More than 75 people came out to participate in the planting. Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic receives new contract with Delray e annual Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic will return to the Delray Beach Tennis Center for the next ve years. Commissioners approved a new ve-year contract to help fund the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic through 2022. I am very grateful for this partnership and hope to continue this relationship, Chris Evert said in a video message to commissioners. e event, which pairs celebrities and tennis pros on the court for two days, has been held in Delray since 1999. It was held in Boca from 1989-1998. It has features celebrities including President George Bush, Regis Philbin, Seal, Alan icke, Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Don Shula, Chevy Chase and John Lovitz. Per the new contract, Delray will pay $61,000 in 2018. e fee will increase by $2,000 until it caps at $69,000 in 2022. Half of the payment will be donated to the Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County. e amount contributed by the City of Delray Beach will be matched 1:1 by e Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida. Since the Pro-Celebrity Classic has been held at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, the Chris Evert Charities has donated approximately $2 million dollars to the Drug Abuse Foundation.
6 Stephanie Scianna Pitts co-owner of artNEST 1 What is artNEST? artNEST Delray is an art studio for kids to be themselves natural creators. We believe that every person is born an artist. Creative intuition andincredible instincts to problem solve andefciently navigate the world are a childs survival. At artNEST Delray, we embrace these instincts and give children limitless possibilities to express and be the best version of themselves. It is a place where we want both parents and kids to laugh a lot, imagine the unimaginable, and get down and dirty! 2 Tell us a little bit about yourselves and your background. We are both artists, not just by what we put out into the physical world but by the way we think. We are children at heart and thats what keeps us creative and curious. I, (Stephanie), have always been in education. I was an art teacher and then got into educational operations, programming, curriculum development and management. My dad, (Cosimo), had a teacher in Kindergarten that recognized his artistic talent and nurtured it. at shaped the rest of his life...he went to NYC HighSchool of Art and Design, became an illustrator, designer, conceptual photographer, professional artist and then Director/Cameraman of his own production company in NYC for over 30 years producing hundreds of TV commercials and advertisements. We both found ourselves in South Florida, I had just had my second kid and my dad was retired so when I thought of the idea of a kids Art Studio I knew I had to do it with my dad, in fact I knew I couldnt do it without him! 3 What is it like to work as a dad/ daughter duo? Its indescribable. My dad has taught me everything I know about art, how to view the world and how to see the beauty in everything... so now getting to work side by side with him as an adult is a deeper level of all of that. I have always known that we were similar in personalities, but working this closely, I realize that we are basically the same person. We laugh every day and there is nothing better than that! 4 What is ArtNest oering for the rest of the summer and then fall? We have ourSummer Camps on certain weeks. Kids can sign up for the whole week or individual days. We keep it exible for parents. Remaining summer camp dates are: July 9-13, July 16-20, Aug 6-10. We have also added extra Caregiver and Me classes over theSummer during the week and on Saturday for ages 3 and under. Julys theme is Superheroes vs. Villains, where artNEST will explore the intricate world of the superhero vs. villain life, with campers creating their own Superheroes/Villains and getting creative assigning special powers and accessories.Capes and masks are embraced! e cost is $240 per week, per child. Ourschedule can be found at artnestdel ray.com under our classes 5 You recently moved locations. Tell us about your new space. We are so excited about our new location! It is twice the size of our original so we can oer so much more. We can have more kids at birthday parties, more space for photoshoots, we will have adult events/workshops and half day camps. We will also be able to collaborate with other local, like businesses to oer our kids more exposure to the arts. Although our space is bigger we will never lose our laid back,non-judgmentalvibe for kids and parents! We want everyone to love it here as much as we do! artNEST is located at 2275 South Federal Highway. Kids can eat free this summer at Delray Library Staff report Free lunches and snacks will be provided for kids this summer at the Delray Beach Public Library thanks to a partnership with Palm Beach County Schools. rough July 28, free lunches and snacks will be available week days for children 18 and younger. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to noon and snacks from 2-4 p.m. No registration is required. Foods will not be served on holidays and weekends. Adults who bring children to a site can eat lunch for $3. We hope the children of the community will come feed their bellies and feed their minds, said Karen Ronald, Executive Director of the Delray Library. Our doors are always open and our focus is always the kids, well be oering activities during the lunch hours including story times, games, and cra projects. Plus, we will be giving away free books on a weekly basis that they can take home. e librarys 7,000 Free Books are part of the initiative to encourage students to pick up a book and read over summer vacation to stop summer slide which is when students return to school in the fall reading on lower levels than the previous school year. ese books are provided to the Library from a grant provided through Jarden Consumer Solutions of Boca Raton. e books are used for library programming both at the library and the more than 150 summer outreach programs to camps, schools and community centers provided by the librarians of the Childrens Department. e children are so excited, when we come in to read, and we give them the free books, said Ilene Glickman, head of the Childrens Department of the Delray Library. I love this program, they are so absorbed in their new books. Some of the children have never owned a book before, and they ask do I really get to keep this? Its these moments when you know you have just instilled a lifelong love of reading. Delray opts out of narrowing Congress Avenue Staff report A plan to narrow Congress Avenue in Delray Beach from six lanes to four has been nixed by city commissioners. Commissioners discussed the possibility of narrowing the busy road in order to add bicycle lanes and decided against moving ahead with the project. e city applied for a Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency grant in March 2016 to help with eorts to make Congress Avenue the Next Great Street. e narrowing of Congress Avenue would go from Atlantic Avenue to the CR-15 Canal. I am not in support, Mayor Shelly Petrolia said of the nar rowing. ere may be a time that this makes sense, all the sense in the world, its just not making sense today. Commissioner Adam Frankel agreed, I think we should leave it how it is. Congress Avenue is under the purview of the county commission. Before the city moved ahead with narrowing it would have to spend $600,000 to conduct a pilot program testing the narrowing. Because it opted out of the grant the city will have to sit out for one funding cycle of TPA grants, city sta said. It is unclear how the commissions decision will impact future grant applications. e decision to pursue the grant in the rst place was done in 2016 on a consent agenda, according to Mayor Petrolia. She said the commission at the time was not fully aware of the consequences.
7 LIFE 6 x 6 sale returns  INSIDE Palm Beach County Need dancing lessons? A Taste of Recovery returns with culinary creations to support recovery community By: Jan Engoren Contributing Writer Members of the Delray Beach drug and alcohol recovery community held their second annual A Taste of Recovery, on Sat. Jun. 2, under a large white canopy at the Old School Square Pavilion. e event raised more than $60,000 for the non-prot Crossroads Club, a 36-year old organization located at 1700 Lake Ida Rd., which provides meeting space for Alcoholic Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Eating Disorders Anonymous, Food Addicts Anonymous and Mayhem to Miracles, a support group for hoarders, etc. e addiction epidemic is one of the greatest tragedies facing our nation, Tony Allerton, 89, a co-founder of e Crossroads Club and Delray Beach resident, said in a statement. e Crossroads Club oers a solution to the cycle of addiction free of charge, and the Club has literally saved the lives of thousands of individuals and continues to do so each day, says Allerton, who has 36 years of recovery. More than 20 area restaurants par ticipated, including City Oyster, Farmers Table, Fries to Caviar, Hickory Sticks BBQ, Josies Ristorante, MIA, My Organic Juice, Rebel House, Season s 52, Tucker Duke s, Venu and Ziree ai & Sushi. To the rocking sounds of blues tunes provided by Dave Scott and the Reckless Shots, guests sampled four-cheese ravioli and coq-au-vin from Dada, lobster tortelloni from Delrays newest Louie Bossi, shrimp lettuce wraps with pickled papaya slaw and peanut sauce from Maxs Harvest, beef tacos from Roccos Tacos, and refreshing coconut rice pudding topped with a peach tartare from West Palm Beach s Basque. Chris Finley, of the Law Oce of Christopher Finley in Delray Beach and president of the Crossroads Club board, said, We re so excited to be here with this great turnout and all the amazing food and music. e event is for a good cause. Crossroads Club has provided an invaluable community service for the past 36 years, he says noting that on average 900 people a day take advantage of their 164 meetings each week. Recent New York transplants Al and Audrey Dorros from Boynton Beach were there with their thir ty-two yr. old daughter, Megan, a recovering alcoholic who has been sober for nine months. It s a very supportive community, says Megan Dorros, who attends a meeting every day and says she has made friends and feels part of the community. ey teach you to live sober and if you miss a meeting, there s always another one to attend. One of those friends is Conor Hanlon, 29, who moved to Delray Beach from Texas for the recovery community. A drug and alcohol abuser, Hanlon has been active with Crossroads for three years, and says, Crossroads is the best thing to happen to me. It s everything. He says it s taught him to embrace the spiritual side of life and to see past his fears and limitations. He attends meetings daily and says he hopes to continue on his spiritual path of growth. e event was hosted by Gary Kimble, ambassador for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and author of Walk the Talk with Step 12: Staying Sober through Service. Recognition was given to State Attorney for Palm Beach County Dave Aronberg who created Palm Beach County s Opioid Task Force, Delray Beach Chief of Police Jerey Goldman, Fire Chief Neal de Jesus and special populations advocate Ariana Ciancio. By the end of the evening, the verdicts were in. Judges Liz Balmaseda, Palm Beach Post Food & Dining Editor, Phillip Valys, of the Sun-Sentinel and Jan Norris, Flor ida Weekly Food Writer, agreed: Louie Bossi Ristorante came in rst place followed by Josie s Ristorante and Boca Raton s Jimmy s Fries to Caviar Garden Bistro and Bar took third place. To learn more about the Crossroads Club visit: thecrossroadsclub.com Chef Che Frey prepares his dish for the crowd at the 2nd Annual A Taste of Recovery event. Photo by Jan Engoren. Farmers Table in Boca Raton participated in the 2nd Annual A Taste of Recovery event at Old School Square. Photo by Jan Engoren. People enjoy local food bites during the 2nd Annual A Taste of Recovery event. Photo by Jan Engoren. Local restaurants served their best bites during the 2nd Annual A Taste of Recovery event. Photo by Jan Engoren.
8 Dont miss events 1 Slightly Stoopids Schools Out For Summer 2018 Tour will head to Sunset Cove Amphitheater on July 22. e tour features special guests Stick Figure and Pepper. For more information and tickets, visit http://slightlystoopid.com 2 Catch 3 Doors Down at Mizner Park Amphithe ater on July 10 at 7 p.m. e band will be joined by Collective Soul and special guest Soul Asylum on its Rock & Roll Express Tour. For more information, visit www.3doorsdown.com 3 e musical Cabaret will run from July 6-22 at Florida Atlantic Universitys Studio One eatre. e show is part of the Department of eatre and Dance in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters summer lineup for Festival Repertory eatre 2018. Cabaret is a raucous musical that comes roaring to life in the infamous Kit Kat Klub where some of Broadways most memorable songs spill out onto the stage. Lee Soroko is the director. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased online at www.fauevents. com or by calling 800-564-9539. Group tickets are on sale now at 561-297-6124. 4 Enjoy music from the 30s, 40s and 50s during Big Band Hits from the Golden Age on Saturday, July 14 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 15 at 2 p.m. at FAUS University eatre. e big band concert features the Florida Wind Symphony Jazz Orchestra, a professional ensemble-in-residence at FAU. e band will present an evening of hits including authentic music of big band sensations like Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman. 5 Bright Star eatre presents Beauty and the Beast at Willow eatre at Sugar Sand Park as part of the Summer Childrens Series. e show will take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on July 1. Lenny and Mabel, the greatest actors in the world, bring all of the classic characters to life in this heartwarming tale that shows that true beauty is on the inside. See why this fairy tale has been enchanting audiences since 1740. e show is rated G. 6 I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change is running from July 27-Aug. 12 at Kravis Centers Rinker Playhouse. e second-longest running O Broadway musical about everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and inlaws, but were afraid to admit. Directed by Dom Ruggiero with music direction by Caryl Fantel, the show will feature Clay Cartland, Anna Lise Jensen, Heather Kopp, and Michael Scott Ross. It is one of four shows presented by MNM eatre Company. 7 Temple Sinai is hosting Inter national Favor ites a concert on July 8 at 3 p.m. e concert will present the Russian virtuoso classical guitarist Yury Nugmanov and international soprano Margaret Schmitt in a program of music from around the globe. Nugmanov is a leading guitarist in Russia, frequently appears as a soloist with orchestras, as well as in solo programs. Schmitt serves Temple Sinai as Cantorial Soloist. Tickets for the concert are $12. ey may be purchased at the door, or in advance by calling Temple Sinai at 561-276-6161 ext 123. Refreshments will be served, and there will be an opportunity to purchase CDs and meet the artists. 8 Donny Ray Evins will return to e Wick eatre on July 14 at 8 p.m. and July 15 at 2 p.m. e twotime Las Vegas Variety Entertainer of the Year dazzled e Wick audiences with his sold-out Nat King Cole show a few weeks ago, now he is back with his critically acclaimed Unchained Soul event.Enjoy a night of the biggest R&B and soul hits by legends including Ray Charles, James Brown, Barry White, B.B. King and more.Tickets are $75-$85, www.thewick. org or call 561-995-2333 for details. 9 e third annual Delray Beach Summer GreenMarket will run every Satur day from 9 a.m. to noon at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, 201 W. Atlantic Avenue through July 28. Orchard Supply Hardware is oering complimentary blade sharpening on non-serrated cutlery while you shop. ey will also oer recycling barrels to properly dispose of lightbulbs, batteries and paint. ere will be live musical entertainment each week. 10 e Cornell Art Museum will hold its 5th Annual 6 Art Sale featuringhundreds ofdonated 6-inch worksin a variety of media, from all ages, from all around the country on July 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. Donated works will be on sale for $30 with proceeds beneting the Cornell Art Museum. 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 July Calendar Sugar Sand ParkA Lifetime of Discovery Open House Day July 21 10 a.m.-2 p.m. is July, explore the undiscovered roles of local parks and recreation opportunities in Boca Raton during Parks and Recreation Month with the A Lifetime of Discovery Open House Day. e event will feature a variety of free fun activities, presented by the City of Boca Raton Recreation Services Department, open to the community. Summer is here, which means its time to get out and discover the great things happening at your City of Boca Raton Recreation Services locations. e City is celebrating Parks and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), by inviting you to explore all it has to oer. During A Lifetime of Discovery Open House Day patrons can learn all the ways the City of Boca Raton is working to enhance quality of life, with information on programming for all ages throughout the year-summer programs; innovative health and wellness oppor tunities; maintenance; and more, provided by: Community Centers of Boca RatonDemonstrations & Program Information Boca Raton Athletics-Drop-in classes Boca Raton Public Library-Digi tal Services Gumbo Limbo Nature Center-Li ve Animals Boca Raton Park Rangers-Park Safety Childrens Science Explorium-Science Garden Boca Raton Golf-Golf Game Boca Raton Tennis-Tennis Classes Boca Raton Aquatics-Water Safe ty Park Maintenance-Playground Safety e Willow eatre-eatre In formation Ocean Rescue-Information Camp Boca-Arts & CrasSpady Museum Black Movie Experience (BMX) Finding Fela July 7 1-4 p.m. $10 per person suggested donation; free for Members Location: At the Williams Cottage, Spady Museum Make your movie-going more cultural at BMX, Black Movie Experience. Every rst Saturdayfrom 1-4 p.m. enjoy culturally curated lms in the Williams Cottage. Free movies and free snacks for Museum Members. Limited seating; RSVPs are required. Featured movies list is subject to change. Check out whats showing next at www.spadymuseum.com or fol low us on Facebook. We will save you a seat! Ride and Remember Bus Tour July 14 10-12 p.m. $25 per person Location: At the Spady Museum When you board the Ride & Remember Bus Tour, the history of Delray Beach comes alive! Illustrated with colorful stories of the personalities and happenings that inuenced the growth of the city, the tour does more than relay facts it draws the riders back in time. Climb aboard e Spady Cultural Heritage Museums popular, monthly Ride & Remember Bus Tour and enjoy
10 the interactive, personalized stories of Delray Beachs interesting origins and development. Exhibit: My Reel & Share My Reel rough July 21 View the world through the lens of local photographers, who specialize in various genres from modeling to nature, and enjoy selected photographs from e Museums extensive archives. My Reel includes Share My Reel, a new collaboration for e Spady Museum, which invited artists from South Florida to submit their work for competitive evaluation before a juried committee. e juried committee includes well-known local professional photographers, Michiko Kurisu, Marie Vickles and David I. Muir, who evaluated more than 180 submissions. Curated by Khaulah Naima Nuruddin, My Reel is an original show with a decidedly South Florida perspective.Sandoway Discovery Center Shark Months NowAug. 31 Take a bite out of summer at the Sandoway Discovery Centers Shark Months! Come see: 100 genuine shark and ray jaws including a Great White jaw, Hawaiian shark tooth weapons and fossil dig to nd a shark tooth. Take a photo in a giant Megalodon Jaw! Shark Feedings are Tues-Sat at 10:30am and Sundays at 1:30pm. Admission is $5 per person ages 3 and up. Call 561-274-SAND (7263) for more information. Old School Square Art Walk: 6X6 Exhibit July 6 Cornell Art Museum Friday, 6-9pm, Free Admission e Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square in Delray Beach, FL is proud to feature the annual 6X6 Exhibit in the #SpotlightGallery for the July First Friday Art Walk, an open house for the art galleries in downtown Delray Beach! e 6X6 Exhibit & Sale features hundreds of donated artworks in a variety of media, from all ages, from all over the country which will go on sale on July 26th for $30 each! All proceeds will benet the Cor nell Art Museum. Join us for light bites and refreshments as well as view our current exhibition,Flora. Palm Beach Chamber Music July 8th, 15th & 22nd, 29thCrest eatre Sunday, 2-4pm, $25 e Crest eatre is pleased to host the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival every Sunday during the month of July. Some of South Floridas best classical musicians will be playing the works of Schubert, Vivaldi, Dvorak, Piazzolla, Menotti and many more! 6X6 Sale July 26 Cornell Art Museum ursday, 6-8pm, $5 e Cornell Art Museum is pleased to announce its 5th Annual 6 Art Sale featuringhundreds ofdonated 6-inch worksin a variety of media, from all ages, from all around the country! Come and preview these extraordinary works and take home an original! Donated works will be on sale for $30 with proceeds beneting the Cornell Art Museum. Enough is Enough July 28 Crest eatre Saturday, 2-4pm & 6-8pm, $25 / $35 e Crest eatre welcomes Prep & Sports and Acts of Life Production with Enough is Enough an inspirational stage play, written and directed by Christine LeShay Ferguson. Mama is beyond tired with her thirtyseven-year-old son living in her house and sleeping on her couch. Her patience has grown thin and tension mounts between them due to her sons constant excuses. Will an unexpected knock at the door be an answered prayer or a recipe for destruction? e true power of love for family versus money will be put to the test in this stellar production. Will this family discover that Enough Is Enough?Delray Beach Public Library GPS Apps: Waze, Maps and Google Maps July 11: 2pm-3:30 p.m. Do you have a smartphone? Want to learn how to get turn by turn directions while you are driving? Learn about different apps that give turn-by-turn directions. Amazon and Shopping July 18: 2pm-3:30 p.m. Always get what you want and get the best deals. Learn about some great apps for groceries, shopping, restaurants, coupons, and more! Online and Mobile Banking July 25: 2pm-3:30 p.m. Learn the basics of mobile and online banking, transfer funds and pay bills online, using your mobile devices. Learn about the Cash and PayPal apps to send and receive money to and from friends and family and even pay with your mobile device at the register. We will share some tips for banking online safely and comparing banks at bankrate.com Call 561-266-0196 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.Arts Garage Kelly Green Trio July 1 7-9 p.m. Premium Table Seating $40 | Reserved Table Seating $30 | General Admission $25 Acclaimed jazz pianist vocalist Kelly Green will present her trio, featuring incredible musicians Alex Tremblay on upright bass and Evan Hyde on drums. e trio spent time cultivating a sound as a unit and have built all the arrangements together. When playing on stage, it feels like they are speaking a special language through their music. e passion oozes through the amps and they appeal to a diverse audience. ere is room for the music to change and grow as the ensemble continues to build its repertoire and audience; each performance is unique, highly interactive, and improvised. FeedbackDelrays Spoken Word Open Mic Night July 5 8-10 p.m. General Admission $5 Calling all poets, writers, and lyricists! Join us for a night of linguistic word play: Feedback is Arts Garages new poetry night; your opportunity to step up to the mic and share your gi for words in front of a welcoming audience. Established and new poets, rappers, and writers of all genres are welcome. Each participant will have 5 minutes to share his or her original piece. Come listen to our local poets and spoken word artists share their work or come receive some FEEDBACK for your own piece! Spotlight on Delray Exhibit July 1-30 noon-6 p.m. FREE Spotlight on Delray provides city employees and their children with a rare opportunity to exhibit their original works publicly and compete for city-wide recognition, complimentary tickets to Arts Garage events, merchandise and con15% OFF Monday Friday 8am 5:30pm Saturday 8am to 1pm Closed Sundays Announcing our New West Delray Location. 14451 S. Military Trail #2 (across from the Boys) 561-865-7636
11 tinuing art education scholarships. e exhibit is sponsored by the Arts Garage to celebrate the city of Delray Beachs commitment to the Arts. Garage Queens July 6 8-10 p.m. Garage Queens Premium Table Seating $25| Reserved Table Seating $20| General Admission $15 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! Marlow Rosado July 7 8-10 p.m. General Admission $30 | Reserved Table Seating $40 | Premium Table Seating $45 Two-time Grammy Winner Marlow Rosado has been one of Arts Garages most exciting and high energy tropical acts for the past several years. He brings us his 9-piece orchestra with a brand new 2018 repertoire. Rosado is currently working on his 5th album, which will follow up his HARLOW MARLOW release of 2016. He is currently booked at the Australia Salsa Congress and will be returning to Israel for a 5 city tour this summer. SHINE July 10 8-10 p.m. Own e Spotlight! Emceed by Chunky General Admission $10 Are you an inspiring artist, writer, or musician who is itching for a spot in the limelight? Well now is your chance to SHINE! Arts Garage presents SHINE, a monthly open mic showcase for local talent, hosted by our emcee Chunky. If youve been working on a song, a poem, a rap, or a ri that you want to show o, this is the place for you. Take the stage and jam with a live house band (drums, guitar, and bass) while your friends cheer you on. Shaw Davis & e Black Ties July 13 8-10 p.m. Psychedelic Blues and Rock Premium Table Seating $20 | Reserved Table Seating $15 | General Admission $10 Shaw Davis is quickly becoming an artist to watch in Contemporary Blues & Roots Rock. Known for his raw, emotional and powerful style, this young guitarist has burst his way onto the scene. Backed by long-time friend, drummer Bobby Van Stone and bassist Patrick Stevenson, Shaw Davis & e Black Ties feature their own brand of Psychedelic Blues and Roots Rock that continues to win over fans and crowds across the nation. e William Cepeda Afro-Rican Jazz Project July 14 8-10 p.m. General Admission $30 | Reserved Table Seating $40 | Premium Table Seating $45 Known as a cultural icon of Puerto Rico, Grammy-nominated artist and composer William-Cepeda revolutionized the eld of Latin music in 1992 with his introduction of Afro-Rican Jazz, an innovative blend of progressive jazz, world music and traditional Puerto Rican roots. His ensemble has toured all over the world, performing in jazz festival such as Montreux, NorthSea and Tabarka, as well as, in performing arts venues and clubs. Alon Nechushtan Group July 20 8-10 p.m. General Admission $20 | Reserved Table Seating $30 Premium Table Seating $35 Alon Nechushtans music adventures has brought him to various far corners of the globe such as the Yokohama Rejoicing Sounds Festival in Japan with his contemporary orchestral compositions, e Manila Cultural Center of the Arts, with his Clarinet Concerto for the Philippines Philharmonic Orchestra, e SaoPaolo Brazil Jewish Music Festival with his groove based Quintet Talat, Toronto and Montreal with his words beyond Jazz Trio and Tel Aviv New Music Biennale with his Compositions for Large Ensemble. Make it Your Taste... Experience over 40 different Downtown restaurants during the 3rd Annual Restaurant Week in Downtown Delray Beach. Restaurant Offers: Dine Out Deals: $10 and under Multi-Course Prix Fixe Lunches: $20 and under per person Multi-Course Prix Fixe Dinners: $40 and under per person Culinary Experiences & Events throughout the week For a Full List of Participating Restaurants and Culinary Experiences, Visit:DowntownDelrayBeach.com/RestaurantWeek #DineOutDowntownDelray *Reservations are recommended and may be made directly through the restaurant. 2018 Restaurant Week Sponsors: Image by Papp Photo Not One Hungry Homeless Student in Delray Beach
12 Boca artist whistles while she works on Snow White PlayhouseBy: Joanie Cox-Henry Contributing Writer Boca Raton-based artist Peggie Batia Lowenberg was honored when she was asked to create a Snow White and e Seven Dwarfsthemed playhouse for Summer in Paradise. As part of the City of West Palm Beachs campaign with Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, 15 child-sized playhouses were created to shed a spotlight on aordable housing for low to very low-income families. Beauty and the Beast from France, Pinocchio from Italy, e Little Mermaid from Denmark, e Frog Princess from Poland, Jack and the Beanstalk from England and Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp from Asia were among the group of playhouses designed for the display on the West Palm Beach waterfront at 101 N. Clematis St. e houses will be available for viewing through July 26 and then they will be auctioned o for char ity to benet each of the nonprots they are paired with. Each artist was matched with a dierent local nonprot organization for every playhouse designed. Being a part of this was truly a wonderful experience, said Lowenberg, who was partnered with Palm Beach Habilitation Center, an organization providing services to adults with developmental, emotional and physical disabilities while providing job training, employment opportunities, residential services, recreational experiences, retirement services and more. e innovative artist collaborated with those enrolled at Palm Beach Habilitation Center and they created mini portraits to decorate the Snow White playhouse. Our client artists were so honored and excited to have their artwork included on the Snow White playhouse, said Palm Beach Habilitation Center Art Instructor Rebeka Burns. Batia came up with the idea to incorporate their work at our very rst meeting, oering the kind of meaningful connection to the wider community that is at the core of our mission at the Palm Beach Habilitation Center. Batias playful creativity inspired our clients and truly created a spirit of community around the playhouse project. Originally planning to hang the por traits inside the playhouse, Lowenberg ultimately decided to hang them on the outside of the house instead because they turned out so outstanding. One of the artists made one of the dwarfs female which was a wonderful touch, Lowenberg added. I painted a secret garden on the ceiling of the house and its been wonderful watching children run in and out of the playhouses smiling. Lowenberg also went with the subtheme Snow White Remodeled because she was in awe of the idea of this beautiful young maiden coming to live in a house in the woods with seven worker dwarfs. We denitely added a feminine touch to the fairytale. ere are real plants inside the house, Lowenberg said. We were very fortunately to collaborate with Home Depot on Glades Road in West Boca. When I went in there looking for paint for the house, the manager was so excited about what we were doing she gave us a 20 per cent discount. Home Depot also happens to be an employer and supporter of Palm Beach Habilitation Center. Although Lowenberg originally submitted sketches to design playhouses for Cinderella or Jack and e Bean Stalk, she was delighted when she received a phone call asking her to design the Snow White house. I immediately began looking at old Snow White books and what Disney did with the fairytale, Lowenberg said. en I put it together in my own style. e address for the house is #7 and you see a plus one on it for Snow White. Lowenberg, who lived in Tel Aviv for nearly 19 years, moved to Boca Raton in 2015 and has been amazed at the cohesiveness of the local art community in South Florida. e accomplished abstract artist who also received a $10,000 grant from Dina Baker Fund, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and now shares a studio at Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach. is project has been wonderful getting to know more people in the community as well as other artists, Lowenberg said. eres a real support for artists in Palm Beach County and its wonderful to see how artists can have such an impact on the community. For more information, visit wpb.org/ events or 561-822-1515. Keeping the kids busy inside this summer By: Heather McMechan Contributing Writer July is here and you know what that means. Its probably too hot to go outside. Im sure youre wondering what to do with the kids and you could use a break from heat or the afternoon rainstorm. I have the scoop on some indoor places that will keep everyone happy this July. We Rock e Spectrum Boca We Rock e Spectrum Boca is an indoor playground that specializes in playtime for children with special needs. ey have suspended equipment with swings for balance and vestibular treatment. Crash mats and crash pillows for fun, motor planning, and strength. Tunnels, zip line, and a trampoline for building leg and core strength. We Rock e Spectrum Boca is located at 19635 State Road 7, Suite 46, in Boca Raton, Fl 33498. Call 561-2180128 for more details. South Florida Science Center and Aquarium Check out the new DREAM, BUILD, GO Travel exhibit on display through Sept. 23. You can go anywhereover land, sea, and airwhen you create extraordinary vehicles that will take you where you want to go! Using LEGO Bricks, your child can think creatively building vehicles to move through mountains, oceans, jungles, and deserts. South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is located at 4801 Dreher Trail North. Call 561-832-1988 for more details. Adventure Vault Does your family like solving puzzles? Take a eld trip to Adventure Vault Escape Rooms in Boca Raton. e have a family friendly room where you can solve the puzzle in one hour. Keep that summer slide from happening with this thrilling group activity. Adventure Vault is located at 3350 NW 2nd Ave., Suite A4. Call 561-922-3881 for availability. Silverball Musuem Delray Beach e Silverball Museum is in Delray Beach is the perfect place to keep cool. e classic pinball and arcade games to play will keep your kids and you content for a couple of hours. Aer youre done, have a snack or lunch and a cold beverage then go for some skeeball. Silverball Museum is located at 19 NE 3rd Ave. Call 561266-3294 for more information. Kids popping out of the Pinocchio playhouse during the SIP kicko. Submitted photo. 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13 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, 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 Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association there in times of need By: Jan Engoren Contributing Writer Unlike Jodie Foster in the 1997 lm Contact, and Will Smith in Independence Day, who both used amateur, or ham radio, to make contact with extraterrestrials, the members of e Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association (BR ARA) use their skills for a much more down-to-earth reason: providing a free communication service and reinforcing the emergency communications system in South Florida. e group was created to ll the vacuum caused by the loss of the IBM Radio Club, aer the company le Boca Raton in 1988. Many current members, including club president, Bruce Rato (K04XL) came from IBM. We are seasoned, well-peppered gar lic hams, jokes secretary John Cole (N1QFH). Our goal is to have fun while learning. e group meets the rst Tuesday of the month at the West Boca Library, 18685 State Rd. 7 and provides a critical public service by providing reliable communications when the normal infrastructure is o-line. According to Rato, there are more than three million amateur radio operators in the world, with the majority of them in Japan and approximately 750,000 in the U.S. e group attracts those interested in STEM topics, mostly, science and technology, with the majority of them men, although Cole says they are doing outreach to attract more women and will be holding a training session in the fall for women interested in learning about amateur radio. Anyone who can read or write can operate a ham radio, says Rato, although you need to demonstrate a level of competence to obtain a license. He recalls attending a ham radio conference in Or lando with a 7-year-old speaker. e club is proud of their eorts to provide communications during hurricanes and other emergency situations and par ticipates in the SKYWARN program, which trains volunteer weather spotters and public safety personnel for the National Weather Service. ey then transmit information on dangerous weather conditions such as hurricanes, tornadoes and other weather occurrences, to the weather channel. e group has bailed out Broward County a number of times, says Je Stahl (RN K4BH), director at large and head of the ARES group, (Amateur Radio Emer gency Services), setting up shop in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Broward Blvd. and Pine Island Rd. Aer Hurricane Irma last year, the members provided emergency back-up communication services to the Davie EOC. As a distributed resource and mobile service, we can go where were needed, he says. Many ham operators ew to Puerto Rico to get the word out aer most traditional communication modes were knocked out aer the storm and have worked with FEMA, the Red Cross and Salvation Army, among others. A big advantage of this type of communication, especially during natural disasters or other emergencies says Rato is there is no infrastructure involved, and their equipment can be set up anywhere; in emergency shelters and in the county EOCs. It is for these reasons the FCC allows us (hobbyists) to share part of the radio spectrum because we are a resource, says Stahl. On June 23 24, the group participated in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise at West Delray Park, 10875 W. Atlantic Ave., illustrating science, skill, and service. ey operated N4BRF (3E SFL) with the radios on emergency power. e day demonstrates ham radios ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location Secretary John Cole, Director-at-large Je Stahl, President Bruce Rato and Vice President Je Ronner. Photo by Jan Engoren. [CONT. PG 15]
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15 Dance With Me studio open in Boca Raton Dancing With the Stars dancers expand studio to Town Center MallBy: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Want to learn how to dance like the stars? Now, you can in Boca Raton at the Dance With Me dance studio. Now you can cha cha, rumba, foxtrot and tango just like the television professionals Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani from Dancing with the Stars. eir 12th location and rst in Florida is now open at Boca Town Center at e Terrace. We started in 2005 completely unbeknownst to us that Dancing With the Stars was about to become a giant hit, Maksim Chmerkovskiy said of the Dance With Me studios that he helped create. It was a natural progression for someone like me, he said of opening dance studios. e rst location opened in New Jersey, just before he joined the cast of the popular TV dance show. While on the show I continued working with everyone involved, he said. We were successful at it. He began dancing when he was 4 years old, he said. His parents enrolled him in all types of activities to keep him busy and out of trouble, he said. ey said the goal was to limit my free time, so I dont end up getting into trouble on the streets, he said. ey got me into everything they could. He was a swimmer, soccer player, tennis player and interested in sciences in school. But dancing is what stuck for the Ukrainian native. When we immigrated to the United States, dancing became the language I knew, he said. It made me feel not as much of a stranger as I would have had I not had dance. e company has dance studios in six states. All three dancers were onsite at the grand opening, ribbon-cutting ceremony last month. e idea of opening in Boca wasnt really rocket science, he said. We were waiting to come here. We know this community. e Boca studio will oer all types of dance lessons including classics like the waltz and modern hip-hop and contemporary styles in both group, private and tness classes. Just dont ask Chmerkovskiy what his favorite dance ishe doesnt have one. Its like if you have more than one child and you ask who the favorite is, he said. In the moment, you may like one better, but I dont have a favorite. Instructors are all well-known dancers, who are hand-selected by the owners. ere are people who want to dance, he said. We are condent that we can come in with a product that people are going to respond well to. Chmerkovskiy welcomes new dancers to come in and say hello. Come in, say hi and see if it is for you, he said. We cant wait to meet everybody. Hours will be Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m and Sunday: By appointment only. 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). Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani from Dancing with the Stars open a Dance With Me studio in Boca Raton. Submitted photo.and create an independent communications network. Over 35,000 people from thousands of locations participated in last years Field Day, according to BRARA. e exercise is our chance to show the community what we can do and fosters ham camaraderie, eld operations, emer gency operating preparedness, and just plain outdoor fun, says Cole. Participants come from all over the U.S., Mexico and Canada. One of the goals of the exercise is to make as many contacts as they can, with bonus points awarded for satellite contacts and the use of alter nate power sources, such as solar power. ey communicate in various modes (digital, voice or Morse code) with people around the world and even with astronauts aboard the International Space Station, which has a ham radio unit on-board. What do the members of BRARA want the public to know about them? We encourage women to come check us out, says Cole, a transplant from Maine and a former IT developer. We strive to be lifelong learners, give back to our communities and help out during times of crisis. We are welcoming to all, he says. For more information, visit brara.org.Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association there in times of need [FROM PG 13]
16 Congratulations to the Lynn University mens golf team and National Coach of the Year Andrew Danna for their remarkable achievements: 2018 NCAA Division II National Champions 5-time NCAA national match play nalist (2018, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011) 4-time Sunshine State Conference Champions (2016, 2015, 2006, 2004)24lynnghtingknights.com NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (and counting) 2018 mens golf team adds another win to the Fighting Knights dynastyLynn University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, veteran status or retirement status in its activities and programs. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lynn University does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the University Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator at 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431; via email at email@example.com; by phone at +1 561-237-7727 or to the U.S. Dept. of Education OCR. Lynn University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call +1 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lynn University. 2018 Lynn University
17 HEALTH Snacks to keep you energized INSIDE Palm Beach County This CyberKnife is at Boca Regional The Pap Corps raises $3.6 million for cancer researchMoney donated to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Staff report Over 300 members of e Pap Corps lled the ballroom of Boca West Country Club for their annual check-reveal breakfast. e event, which marks the end of the scal year for the nonprot organization, is a joyous celebration featuring inspiring speeches and the donation of a huge check to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. is years donation totaled $3.6 million, which represents a years worth of fundraising by the 53 chapters of e Corps. is event truly represents the unique power of e Pap Corps, said CEO David Bakelman. roughout the year, each chapter dedicates themselves to raising as much money as possible for cancer research, so at this event, we can witness the dynamic results of their combined eorts. We are so proud of all our members and the incredible impact they have on the ght against cancer. Bakelman, who took the helm as the new CEO last summer, has been spearheading the plan to make the 66-year-old nonprot an even more eective and powerful fundraising organization. During the event, he addressed several of the advances e Corps has made in the past few months as it prepares to increase its yearly fundraising goals to meet their pledged donation to Sylvester. Providing inspiration, speakers including Dr. Stephen Nimer, Director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Erin Kobetz, Ph.D, M.P.H, Associate Director for Population Science and Cancer Disparity, shared some of the incredible advances in cancer research and prevention that Sylvester has recently accomplished. In addition, Nimer rallied the audience with the news that in September, Sylvester will be applying to become a National Cancer Institute(NCI)-designated cancer center. While the doctors speeches energized the audience, it was cancer survivor Robert Wolk, who stirred everyones hearts. Wolk shared his dicult jour ney to nd proper treatment for his rare cancer at various centers, until nding his life-saving treatment at Sylvester. Roberts story resonated so deeply with our members, said Linda Moses, president of e Pap Corps. Because it personies our mission. We work every day to give hope to the thousands upon thousands of people facing a cancer diagnosis that new treatments and new cures will give themanother shot at life. When we hear from survivors like Robert, we become even more empowered to earn our title as the Champions for Cancer Research. Saturday appointments available for breast health testing at Boca Regional Staff report To busy to get your mammogram during the week? Now you can book screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds, same-day results as well as bone density tests on the rst Saturday of each month at the Christine E. Lynn Womens Health & Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. e new hours began last month. We all lead hectic lives, but health must always be made a top priority. Our new Saturday hours represent the Institutes commitment to ensuring both comprehensive and convenient care, said Shakira Sarquis-Kolber, Director of Womens Imaging at the Lynn Womens Health & Wellness Institute. We are most pleased to provide women with this appointment option. Mammograms will be performed using the Senographe Pristina, the next generation in 3D mammography. e Pristina is faster, quieter and has rounded corners with contoured armrests instead of handgrips to maximize comfort during the exam. All mammograms are performed in SensorySuites, which are infused with calming fragrances and provide at screen monitors that display soothing videos and photos to create a serene environment. As the rst hospital in the nation to oer the Pristina experience, our Womens Institute continues to set the standard in breast health. We have the latest technology, outstanding physicians and support sta, years of exper tise, a top-quality facility, expedited results and now a more accommodating alternative to scheduling mammograms, said Kathy Schilling, MD, Medical Director of the Lynn Womens Health & Wellness Institute. Major insurances are accepted and nancial assistance is available for those without coverage who qualify. Appointments can be made by calling 561-955-4700. Ruth Young, Dr. Stephen Nimer, Linda Moses and Beverly Berkowitz attend e Pap Corps annual check-reveal breakfast. Photo courtesy of Donohue/Renz. Marsha Gold, Carolyn Segal, Sue Hockberg, Susan Dinter at the annual e Pap Corp check-reveal breakfast. Photo courtesy of Donohue/Renz. Seeking experienced Caregiver for elderly woman with dementia. Start immediately, $22 per hour, 3 hours per day, flexible schedule. Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
18 Palm Beach County mental health experts provide tips Experts give ve tips on how to deal with mental health issuesBy: Ben Fagan Lynn University contributing writer Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Research conducted by the National Alliance of Mental Illness, or NAMI, indicates that one in ve adults in America experience mental illness, and one in 25 adults in America deal with a serious mental illness. is means that of the more than 1.4 million people living in Palm Beach County, there are about 280,000 people alone who are living with some form of mental illness. Mental illness is a disruption of emotion, behavior and cognition, which leads to impairment in social, occupational, and emotional or interpersonal functioning, said Dr. Ashok Sharma, a psychiatrist at Fair Oaks Hospital in Delray Beach. Mike Ramos, admissions manager at Fair Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, believes that one of the largest obstacles South Florida faces when dealing with mental illness is a societal problem. We are not a compliant society, Ramos said. When the person begins to feel well, they gure they are well and will go o their medication. is becomes a problem because, although an individual may be feeling well, aer a period of time his or her symptoms will return and can put his or herself in harms way. For example, in the case of bipolar disorder, when a person gets o his medication and then starts it again, the individual will likely not be able to return to his highest level of function. A larger issue at hand, beyond the frequent lack of compliance, is the lack of resources. Lack of resources impedes access to care, which leaves people ill, worsening their dysfunction, Dr. Sharma said. Both Ramos and Sharma believe that a combination of community support along with greater health care quality can assist in lessening the large issues when it comes to dealing with mental illness. Dr. Sharma gives his top ve tips to help people whose loved ones are dealing with mental illness: 1. Show compassion e person suering is oen blaming himself for the mental illness anyway. 2. Educate and normalize Oer to help your friend nd assistance/treatment; remind he or she that they are not alone, that these are known entities with known treatments. 3. Be persistent People oen feel that they should not seek help, or that they would be embarrassed to seek help. 4. Dont personalize Oen we mean well when we say, I would do x or I had something like this, but your friend may view your experience as a deterrent. 5. Emphasize safety for the people suering, and for the people around them. It is important to note that mental illness is not a character aw. It should be seen and treated as any other illness. If you have cancer you get sympathy, but if you say my son has mental illness, people tend to shy away. It is a very dierent reaction, Ramos said. Just because someone has mental illness it is not the end of world. eycan have a healthy and productive good life. For more information on mental illness, contact e National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) at 561588-3477, or go to namnipbc.org. In the North end of the county, if a family member is in a mental health crisis and is in immediate risk, call Mobile Crisis at 561-383-5777 (Mobile Crisis Jerome Golden Center). Additionally, their main number is 561-383-8000. In the South end of the county, if the individual is in immediate risk, call Mobile Crisis at 561-495-0522, option 2 (Mobile Crisis South County Mental Health). e main number is 561-637-2102. rfrr rfntnbf Member ofT enet Health s rfn rtbnbntnt fnbnbb tntnn tnnntnb bttn ntn ffrf nftbffrb ff bf bfrrr Dr. Ashok Sharma, MD aer his talk in Delray about Professional Burnout. Photo courtesy of Delray Medical Center. e Delray Medical Center, the home to the Fair Oaks Pavilion, one of South Countys mental health institutes. Photo courtesy of Delray Medical Center.
19 Energy foodBy: Christine King Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Daily, were asked the food question. It typically sounds similar to: What can I eat during my day to keep my energy level elevated but not gain weight? e answer is very similar regardless of whether or not youre a mom running aer the kids all day, a busy executive, or a professional who works from home. e dierences lie in your ambition to create the meals and selecting items you can eat on the run or seated at your desk. Another variant is quantity. If your day is hectic and theres no chance of a break, the volume of snacks is more substantial than if youre seated at a desk all day. e following guidelines determine the meter on the amount: -NEVER be hungry during the day -NEVER be too full during the day Youll understand the appropriate quantity aer the rst week. Heres the nitty-gritty. eres a reason why the line at your favorite coee joint around 3:00 p.m. is insanely long. Included in the plethora of energy seekers, some havent eaten all day. Some havent drunk any water since leaving the house early that day, some may have choked down a little breakfast and maybe even lunch, but most didnt make stellar choices. e natural response is to seek more stimulants to make it through the day. Many dont even understand the role food plays in ener gy and how the intake of stimulants entirely works against metabolism. All of the subjects listed above need to eat very similarly. Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, and snack. Food intake needs to occur about every three hours. Answering the question of what to eat varies depending on daily activities and workout schedule. Also, its necessary to reframe the denitions of breakfast, launch, and dinner. ey merely transform into mini-meals, similar to the way we view snacks. e more active the person, the volume of food for all meals needs to be elevated. Also, the focus on the balance of the meals is critical. Simple carbohydrates oer a quick energy spike followed by a signicant tanker. However, a mix of lean protein and complex carbs does the trick every time! Regardless of whether youre vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, nut free, or other, theres always a method to manipulate recipes to suit your palate and dietary needs. Here are some examples: BEACH BUM LENTIL TRAIL MIX (https://yourbestt.com/beach-bum-lentiltrail-mix/) Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free Lentils add a healthy dose of protein and ber to this beach inspired healthy trail mix. Easy to prepare, easy to eat and can be exible with ingredients. With lower activity, stick to the recommendations on the website. For higher activity days bring a second serving with you as its likely youll be hungry enough to consume! PEACHES N CREAM OVERNIGHT OATS (https://yourbestt.com/peaches-ncream/) is creamy and delicious sugar-free oats recipe is sweetened with mashed banana, and a pinch of stevia (or other sweeteners like agave, manuka honey, or similar). Not only is it Vegan but also free from Gluten, Dairy, Sugar, Yeast, and Corn. Its simple to assemble and makes itself overnight in the fridge. You can eat in the morning or bring to work and eat as a snack or lunch. If your workplace doesnt have a fridge, the so-pack lunch boxes are a breeze. row in a couple of gel freezer coolers, and youre ready to go! NO-BAKE APPLE BARS (https:// yourbestt.com/no-bake-apple-bars/) is blend of whole grain cereal, nuts, raisins and oats mix up into a tasty grab-andgo breakfast. It also makes for a great snack or dessert. TURKEY ROLLUPS (https://yourbestt. com/turkey-rollups/) Satisfy your salty, crunchy and savory cravings in one punch with this quick snack. Transform to gluten-free by using gluten-free breadsticks or pretzel sticks. ere are many more selections on our website www.YourBestFit.com/Nutrition. e key is to shi the mindset of I cant have that, or Im on a DIEt to Im refueling my body throughout the day to improve my energy level, avoid brain fog, and detox o of some aernoon stimulants. Its that simple! Please dont hesitate to reach out if you have any questions at all, especially if a recipe needs to be adjusted to your par ticular health concerns. Happy Eating! Christine King is a Medical Exercise Specialist, Fitness Expert, and Founder of YourBestFit. e health and wellness company has helped thousands of clients recover from injuries, look and feel better and improve their overall well-being. www.YourBestFit.com 15340 Jog Road | Ste 100 | Delray Beach, FL 33446561.495.2099 | ad-sf.comBITE ME If you cant... call us! Providing teeth replacement options for more than 20 years!General Dentists & Dental SpecialistsDr. Richard Staller | Dr. Heather Kohn | Dr. Axel McGue | Dr. Enrico Core Dr. Robert Demick | Dr. Henry Lennon | Dr. Renee Litvak
20 In the fight against cancer, its a tumors worst enemyBy: Boca Raton Regional Hospital Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Oering new hope to patients with tumors that were once considered untreatable with surgery or conventional radiation therapy, the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital is now utilizing the Accuray CyberKnife M6 System with InCise2 technology. Boca Regional is one of less than 20 oncology programs in the country to oer this generation of CyberKnife. What makes this version of the CyberKnife so unique and so eective is its ability to continuously track and attack the tumor as it shis during therapy due to patient movement or respiration. e InCise2 technology uses a Multileaf Collimator and 3D robotic navigation which allows physicians to sculpt and re-sculpt the eld of radiation delivered throughout the procedure and automatically correct for any tumor movement. With other systems, we have to account for that tumor motion with breathing or patient movement which results in treating larger areas to compensate for the motion and therefore we radiate more normal tissue, said Dr. Michael Kasper, Medical Director for Radiation Oncology at the Lynn Cancer Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. CyberKnife oers an unprecedented ability to precisely target the tumors while sparing damage to surrounding healthy tissue. For us, thats a game-changer in radiation oncology. is combination of exquisite accuracy and the ability to adjust to tumor motion allows the radiation therapy team to carry out the procedure with the highest level of precision. e Systems advanced maneuverability also oers complete access and coverage for any tumor size or shape, even in anatomically dicult ar eas. In turn, these capabilities enable the delivery of higher radiation doses resulting in a reduced number of total treatments. is generation of CyberKnife cuts the treatment time in half or even less, Dr. Kasper added. For instance, prostate cancer treatment which used to take nine weeks can now be completed in just one week allowing most patients to immediately return to normal activities. e Accuray CyberKnife M6 System is truly the most revolutionary technology in radiation therapy. In addition to its tremendous ecacy, the procedure requires no anesthesia, no recovery time, no overnight hospital stay and no restrictive positioning devices that are used in other technologies. It oers an encouraging new treatment for patients, especially those with inoperative or surgically complex tumors. Patients and their families at Boca Regionals Lynn Cancer Institute should not only expect the latest technology like the CyberKnife, they also have access to treatment and support that provides a myriad of care in all aspects of the jour ney through a cancer diagnosis, Dr. Kasper continued. We provide a spectrum of services such as multimodality clinics, social workers, nurse navigators, nutritional experts and a host of other innovative support programs all designed to be the most comprehensive and connected radiation therapy in medicine today. 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 Functional neurological approach to tennis elbowBy: Dr. John Conde DC, DACNB Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is by far one of the most prevalent injuries in tennis. It is caused by the micro-tearing of the extensor group muscles of the elbow. ese muscles are located on the thumb side of the elbow and allow us to bring our wrist back and side to side. Scar tissue can form in the muscle belly which can compress important nerves and blood vessels. It typically occurs secondarily to the use of an aluminum racquet, incorrect grip measurement, improper backhand technique, excess weight of the racquet, and due to too much tension in the strings A rare known fact is that tennis elbow is actually the most common form of tendinitis in golfers as well and usually due to poor swing mechanics. e primary goal in treating this disorder in the acute phase is to reduce inammation and create an optimum healing environment for the torn tendons. FDA approved class IV laser therapy or photobiomodulation is now used to attain these results and accelerate healing. Some of the benets include increased oxygen deposition locally, increased energy production, increased protein production at the cell level by stimulating a cascade of enzymatic processes, and inhibition of bacterial growth. e use of class IV laser therapy has been demonstrated to accelerate healing by tenfold. As the injury transitions into the subacute and repair phase of healing the focus shis to breaking up brotic adhesions (scar tissue) within the damaged tendons, strengthening the surrounding musculature and neurological pathways, and restoring proper joint motion. is entails some simple procedures including instrument assisted so tissue mobilization technique (IASTMT), myofascial release, passive and active mobilization, isometric and isotonic strengthening, and joint manipulation (adjustment). e more cutting-edge procedures involve the strengthening of the neurological pathways to the tendons to accelerate healing and are termed mirror imaging technique and motor imaging technique. In reference to the mirror imaging technique, the patient places the good arm in front of the mirror and the bad arm behind the mirror. e bad arm has electrical muscle stimulation applied to the elbow region, only to perception. e patient is then instructed to perform the aggravating movement with the good arm in front of the mirror and to observe the movement. e goal of this therapy as recited in medical literature is to stimulate mirror neurons in the frontal lobe region of the brain which then increases overall activation to the bad arm and thus accelerates healing. In reference to motor imaging technique, the patient visualizes in sets and repetition format, a learned movement such as the provocative movements of the elbow and wrist in a traditional backhand. e visualization must be very detailed in nature and be done using the bad arm. Electrical muscle stimulation is used as well on the elbow. Scientically, the neurological pathways involved in the particular movement are enhanced and other non-pertinent pathways inhibited. is activity is gaining great notoriety as many of the top athletes in the world are incorporating this into their treatment regimen. 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
23 BIZ Movie Bistro open  INSIDE Palm Beach County New compression wear line debuts in Boca  Boca Chamber cites business leaders who made notable stridesBy: Dale King Contributing Writer e Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce focused on entrepreneur ial pre-eminence again this year, honoring three individuals and a major vendor of timeshare vacations with honors and accolades at its annual Business Awards Luncheon held at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. Each year, the Chamber sponsors a mid-day meal and ceremony honor ing leaders who have made notable strides and contributions to advancing commerce in our community. At this years event held May 24, the Chamber recognized John Tolbert, president and general manager ofthe Boca Raton Resort & Club,as the Business Leader of the Year; Ami and Arnie Zak, owners ofUnique Gis and Premiumsas the Small Business Leaders of the Year andBluegreen Vacations as the Business of the Year. Today, we are honoring three organizations who thrive based on their exceptional hospitality and service to their customers, said Boca Chamber President and CEO Troy McLellan in remarks from the podium. ey represent thousands of jobs that foster economic growth, and they do so while maintaining the highest customer service imaginable. More than 350 business professionals attended the luncheon that took place in the Boca Resorts Mizner Center. Tropical centerpieces (the creations of Boca by Design) fashioned a modern ambiance as guests enjoyed appealing Boca Resort cuisine. Recipients accepted their awards with gratitude, sharing with the audience stories of how theyve gotten to where they are today. From Ami and Arnies triumph of building a small business from scratch to John Tolberts passion for hospitality, and Bluegreen President and CEO Shawn Pearsons thanks and excitement for his quality team and brand, the event was a memorable one. As the Boca Chamber continues to grow business in Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County, McLellan noted, it recognizes the importance of awarding leaders who are advancing commerce in our community. e Boca Chamber has a member ship of more than 1,400 companies representing more than 55,000 employees in eastern, central and western Boca Raton and beyond. Since 1952, the Boca Chamber has been promoting and sustaining economic prosperity in Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County. HighTower Boca Raton provides summer fun packs to local youth Staff member Team members of HighTower Boca Raton recently handed out 200 summer fun packs to underprivileged South Florida. e packs were lled with outdoor items such as frisbees, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, and sunscreen, as well as a sheet of games and activities kids can share with neighbors, siblings, and friends. e packs were distributed to children through the community outreach programs at Lighthouse Worship Center in Fort Lauderdale. Its wonderful to give back to the community around us, and were extremely fortunate that were able to do so, said Christopher Ure, Chief Executive Ocer and Managing Director at HighTower Boca Raton. e looks on the childrens faces when we personally handed each one of them their own bag of items for summer fun makes everything we do worth it. Al Martinez, Chief Investment Ocer and Managing Director at HighTower Boca Raton added, We love what we do because it allows us to give from the heart. Its easy to get caught up in our daily lives, but actions like this remind us that were all human and that is something we can never forget. We have a responsibility to give back in all the ways were able to because raising up those around us is what humans were made to do. HighTower Boca Raton is a duciary advising rm that provides per sonalized wealth management ser vices. Find HighTower Boca Raton online at hightowerbocaraton.com, over the phone at 561-409-1110, and on Facebook at @hightowerbocaraton From le, Troy McLellan, Susan Saturday, Arnie and Ami Zak, Shawn Pearson and John Tolbert. Photo by Jordi Gerking. Chamber Business Awards are ready to be handed out. Photo by Jordi Gerking. Boca Resort President and General Manager John Tolbert addresses the audience at the Boca Chambers Business Awards Luncheon. Photo by Jordi Gerking.
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26 Delrays JuiceBuzz MRKT & Juicery expands on its sustainable, conscious mission By: David DiPino Contributing Writer JuiceBuzz owners and sisters Jacqueline Pfeer and Jessica Pfeer, have expanded their small business into an additional storefront market and an eco-friendly, sustainable super-local store. JuiceBuzz MRKT & Juicery, 6 NE 5th Ave., is unique with oerings of organic produce from local farms, super food powders and supplements, holistic skincare, all-natural hygiene products and sustainable household items. e laundry detergent is sustainable. eres even Kombucha on-tap. Were on a conscious mission, JuiceBuzz MRKT & Juicery co-owner Jacqueline Pfeer said. JuiceBuzz MRKT & Juicery has the environment on the mind. ey now sell re-usable glass straws that can be taken anywhere. e eort cuts down on plastic straw use. In addition, the place is free of any plastic bags. e oor at the new JuiceBuzz MRKT & Juicery is made of recycled and reusable wood bark cork. Were on a no-plastic mission (straws) with the intention to save the planet, Jacqueline Pfeer said. I would describe the JuiceBuzz MRKT & Juicery as a conscious boutique mar ket with a rustic farm house and organic feel, Jessica Pfeer said. e dcor of JuiceBuzz MRKT & Juicery was completed by Michelle Kushner Design of Miami. e Pfeers hub is the latest small business to expand o of busy East Atlantic Avenue to spill over onto what is now a bustling Northeast Fih Ave. thoroughfare through Delray Beach. An appealing factor is that the JuiceBuzz MRKT & Juicery will be open seven days a week 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Jacqueline Pfeer opened JuiceBuzz in 2013. In the location of a former Crepes Shop, Pfeer captured a new business base made up of mostly Delray Beach locals looking for an all-natural fruit or vegetable juices or smoothies, cleanse, detox or reboot juice plans, acai bowl and shots of wheatgrass, ginger, sunowers, with other combinations and ingredients as well. Fast-forward a few years and Nutrition Cottages departure o of Atlantic Avenue and a void that needed to be lled in the organic grocery industry. Since then, Jacqueline Pfeer has moved to San Diego, but said shell be still involved with the JuiceBuzz MRKT & Juicery with support remotely. When the spot next store to JuiceBuzz opened up, the Jacqueline led the Pfeer team in redesigning a vacant storefront into JuiceBuzz MRKT & Juicery. Jessica Pfeer, fresh o of a corporate job in Denver, Colorado, moved to town she said to marriage the journey. e end result is the JuiceBuzz MRKT & Juicery, with its organic local fruits and vegetables, and array of earth friendly e kombucha on tap is tasty, its fer mented tea and delicious, and local via Kombulicious of Oakland Park. Owner Scott Lyons and Chef Glenn Dee brew their Kombulicous in three-week intervals. Two bottles of Kumbilicous were available during the Grand Opening of the JuiceBuzz MRKT & Juicery and another avor was on-tap behind the counter for patrons to indulge. Kombucha is full of probiotics. Its good for gut health, Scott Lyons, owner of Kombulicious said. Kombulicious will be oering a rotation of avors of kombucha regularly at the JuiceBuzz MRKT & Juicery. Each month, the JuiceBuzz MRKT & Juicery profiles a customer of the month on their Instagram page @JuiceBuzzDelray. This past May, the customer of the month received a gift of a JuiceBuzz MRKT & Juicery re-usable Mason Jar. For more information visit: JuiceBuzzDelray.com, or nd on Facebook or Instagram @JuiceBuzzDelray. WWW.BOTTARIANDDOYLE.COM -DRAMATIZATION. NOT AN ACTUAL EVENTDUI And Criminal Defense Car Accidents and Slip and Falls Office Located in Palm Beach County Sisters Jessica Pfeer and Jacqueline Pfeer inside their new JuiceBuzz MKT & Juicery during Grand Opening festivities. Photo by: David DiPino. From le to right, Jacqueline Pfeer, Carla Pfeer (the Pfeer sisters mother) and Jessica Pfeer inside the new JuiceBuzz MKT & Juicery during Grand Opening festivities. Photo by: David DiPino. An employee at the new JuiceBuzz MKT & Juicery, pours Kombucha straight o the tap during the conscious boutiques Grand Opening festivities. Photo by: David DiPino. COMFORTABLE SUV IN DELRAY BEACH SERVING THE PALM BEACHES, BROWARD & MIAMI DADE ASK FOR WARREN 201-247-1219PRIVATE CAR SERVICE
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28 Getting back to basics: Why a financial game plan is so importantBy: John M. Campanola, Agent New York Life Insurance Company Special to the Boca and Delray Newspapers Many of us are familiar with the expression, failing to plan is planning to fail. As an Agent with New York Life, I can assure you thatwhen it comes to nancial goals and objectivesthis old adage still rings true. In fact, it may be more relevant than ever. It isnt always easy for some Americans to make nancial headway. With pensions in decline and interest rates only just starting to inch up near historic lows, it usually takes persistence and sound planning in order to get ahead. Not sure how to begin? ats okayits easy to become overwhelmed if you think about all your needs at once. Instead, try taking it one step at a time, starting with the basics: Build an emergency fundNo matter where you are in life, its important to set aside 8-10 months of living expenses. You dont have to do it all at once, but every dollar you save today is a dollar you wont have to borrow if something unexpected happens. Protect your home and familyMost of us have people who depend on us to keep a roof over their heads and food on their plates. ats a big responsibility, but its one life insurance can help you meeteven if something tragic takes you away. You can start with an aordable term life plan at rst, and then add more coverage as your needs and budget grow. Prepare for major expenses like collegeAs a parent or grandparent, you naturally want the best for your loved ones. Nows the time to start a college or wedding fund so they wont have to go into debt to make their dreams for the future come true. Get ready for retirementere are plenty of ways to set aside money for retirement: 401(k)s, IRAs, and xed deferred annuities just to name a few. But they all have one thing in commonthe sooner you start, the better o youll be in the long run. Try to increase your contributions over timeperhaps 1 percent with each raiseor, if you are age 50 or older, look into some of the catch-up provisions that may allow you to contribute even more. While the economy is starting to grow, it still makes sense to stay focused on the things that really matter. A sound nancial game plan can help us accomplish many thingsbut perhaps the most important is making sure we never lose sight of them again. is educational third-party article is provided as a cour tesy by John M. Campanola, Agent, New York Life Insur ance Company. To learn more about the information or topics discussed, please contact John M. Campanola at 561-642-5180. Merrill Lynch teams up with Age Wave to conduct study on womens finances Women have come a long way both personally and professionally, but when it comes to their nances, there is still a trail le to blaze. A new Merrill Lynch study conducted in partnership with Age Wave, Women and Financial Wellness: Beyond the Bottom Line, celebrates the progress made by women while examining the nancial challenges women still face throughout their lives and oering potential solutions to these challenges. e study found that 70 percent of women believe that men and women have a fundamentally dierent life journey, reinforcing the need to better understand womens nancial lives. 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 the study and its ndings. Why was this study conducted? Womens nancial wellness is at a tipping point. Although women have made historic strides both personally and professionally, they still have a long way to go when it comes to ensuring personal long-term nancial security. e purpose of this study was to gain a better under standing of the nancial circumstances women face, from superior longevity to higher lifetime health costs, and provide women with meaningful strategies and action steps for achieving more nancial wellness customized to their life stage, priorities, experiences and needs. What would you say is the key takeaway from this study? What really struck me is the wealth gap and how it compounds over a lifetime. According to the study, the cumulative dierence in earnings between a man who works full-time without breaks and a woman who takes breaks to provide care for children or family members can total more than $1 million. On top of that, women, on average, live longer than men 80 percent of women are alone in their nal years of life. is makes it even more imperative for women to be nancially self-sucient. Did the study identify any signicant dierences about how men and women approach nances? Women have condence in all nancial tasksexcept investing. For most nancial tasks, such as bill paying, budgeting, paying o debt, men and women are equally condent. However, only 52% of women say they feel condent in managing investments versus 68% of men. On a related note, women say their top nancial regret is not investing more of their money. For the women who do invest, 77% feel they will be able to accumulate enough money to support themselves for life. What can women do to better prepare nancially? First o, be purposeful about nancial education. Seek out nancial information, ask questions, and engage in discussions about money. is may be harder than it sounds. Women view discussing money as a social taboo 61 percent would rather talk about their own death than talk about money, according to the study. Additionally, plan early and ensure that your plan accounts for the nancial challenges women typically face such as career interruptions, higher healthcare costs, and a longer life to fund and make course corrections along the way. Lastly, be an advocate for yourself and the women in your life. Be or seek a mentor. Our study found that Boomers and Silent generation women are more nancially condent than younger generations, indicating a valuable opportunity for younger generations to learn from their experiences. Its time to break the silence about money. 61 percent of women say they would rather discuss details about their own death than talk about their money. To read the full study and learn more about womens nancial wellness, visit ml. com
29 FAU gets total of $1.8M in donations from generous alum, family foundationBy: Dale King Contributing Writer Boca Raton-based Florida Atlantic Univer sity has just received two donations totaling more than $1.8 million. Dr. Kathleen E. Brush, Ph.D., a business executive, strategy consultant and author, contributed more than $1.3 million to FAUs College of Business to establish the Kathleen Brush Program for Women in Leadership. In addition, the universitys College of Engineering and Computer Science received a $500,000 gi from the Gangal familys nonprot foundation to establish an endowed scholarship fund for engineering graduate students, with an emphasis on bioengineer ing research. Brush, who earned a master of business administration degree from FAU in 1980, approached several universities with her idea of creating a program for women in leader ship. And while all expressed some degree of interest, she said, FAU was the only one that said we support gender equality in leadership; we want to be part of the solution. At lower levels of management, Brush said, women are almost at a level of parity with men. But at each successive level, she noted, the gap grows wider. When you get to the top, women are almost non-existent, said Brush, who created three scholarships for the program. In theFor tune 500 today, only 4.8 percent of CEOs are women. Her program will be launched as part of FAUs executive education oerings and will eventually be integrated into the College of Business undergraduate and MBA programs. It will feature a mentoring segment and emphasize applying theory-to-practice and networking. e academic focus will address women-specic challenges, such as being a mother and a leader and dealing with gender bias. Brush, who has been an executive with several companies, has worked as a global leadership, business and strategy consultant since 2009. A resident of Seattle, Brush will be actively involved in the program at FAU. e target market initially will be mid-career female executives, she said. Daniel Gropper, Ph.D., dean of FAUs College of Business, said the program will allow the university to expand on the leadership education it oers to all of its students. e half-million dollar donation from the Gangal Family Endowed Scholarship Fund will support students preparing for careers in STEM subjects science, technology, engineering and mathematics. ere is a tremendous need to ll an increasing number of available jobs in engineering and high technology elds, said Stella N. Batalama, Ph.D., dean of FAUs College of Engineering and Computer Science. is most generous gi will help us develop a robust talent pipeline in this region and beyond to meet the needs of the 21st century economy, where STEM-related jobs will be in high demand. e Florida Chamber of Commerce says the need for jobs in STEM elds has increased by more than 63 percent since 2010. Currently, more than 55,000 STEM jobs in Florida are unlled, and future demand for these positions is expected to exceed general employment growth. Shiva and Sneh Lata Gangal established their nonprot foundation in 2014 in Coconut Creek. Shiva Gangal served as CEO of Tri State Engineering & Management Company, an engineering design and construction company in West Virginia, from 1983 to 2001. Sneh Lata Gangal also served as secretary and treasurer of Tri State Engineering & Management Company from 1983 to 2001 and received her BS degree from Agra University in India. eir daughter, Anjali Gangal, is vice president of Branch Banking & Trust Co., operating two banking branches in Fort Lauderdale. Ramen Lab Eatery opens downtown Delray location Staff report Slurping your broth is acceptable at the new Ramen Lab Eatery in downtown Delray Beach. Get your noodle on with various ramen bowls at the new Pineapple Grove location, which opened last month. e rst Ramen Lab Eatery opened in downtown Boca Raton last year. Now, the fast-casual restaurant has a Delray location and a spot at West Palm Beachs Grandview Public Market. In addition to several ramen options, there are other bowls like poke bowls, dons and Korean style bulgogi. Appetizers include Asian-style tapas like bao buns, spicy Korean cauliower and different freshly made dumplings. e Delray location has a dessert bar Sugar Milk, which is serving up popular Boba teas and Cheese Tea, to satisfy those with a sweet tooth. e new location features Anime designs on the walls and a Sake and Beer bar. Dr. Kathleen E. Brush, Ph.D., a business executive, strategy con sultant and author, contributed more than $1.3 million to FAUs College of Business to establish the Kathleen Brush Program for Women in Leadership. Photo courtesy of FAU. From le, Danita Nias, vice president for institutional advancement and CEO of the FAU Foundation; Shiva Gangal; Sneh Lata Gangal; Stella N. Batalama, Ph.D., dean of FAUs College of Engineering and Computer Science and FAU President John Kelly. Photo courtesy of FAU. rfntbfbnnnAnastasia Mahone, Esq. 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30 Biz BriefsWest Boca Medical Center appoints new director of maternity services West Boca Medical Centerrecently appointed Nina Jack, R.N., as its new director of maternity services. She will oversee labor and delivery, mater nal-fetal and antepartum units, nursery and postpartum sta, ensure that the obstetrics department continues to meet the highest standards in patient experience and develop and implement quality improvement initiatives. Nina has over 20 years of clinical experience that will be of great value to families that are selecting to deliver at West Boca Medical Center, said Mitch Feldman, CEO. We know that under Ninas leadership, our hospitals obstetrics department will continue to exceed the expectations of patients throughout the communities we serve. Two Boca Raton Merrill Lynch nancial advisors recognized by Forbes for second year Boca Raton-based Merrill Lynch nancial advisors Rachel Barzilay and Christina Cleveland, were named to Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors list, which spotlights 250 standout nancial strategists across the country, for the second consecutive year. Barzilay is a partner in the Barzilay Group, where she works alongside her father Arthur Barzilay, who has been with Merrill Lynch for more than 35 years. She joined Merrill Lynch in 2008 and focuses on advising clients about municipal bonds, retirement and estate planning services, education savings accounts, philanthropic trusts and foundations as well as corporate lending through access to Bank of America, N.A. Cleveland, who joined Merrill Lynch in 1983, focuses on a custom wealth manage ment process and multigenerational planning for afuent individuals, families and business owners. In addition, Cleveland, a Delray resident, was also recognized on the the Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list earlier this year. e Forbes ranking of Americas Top Women Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience and weighing factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews. Local business owner sponsors drum circle Candy Cohn, CSA, Owner of Oasis Senior Advisors South Florida in Boca Raton, recently sponsored a Drum Circle at the Alzheimers Community Care adult daycare center in Delray Beach. Drum therapy is an ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression, Cohn said. It has been used for thousands of years to create and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health. ese Alzheimers patients truly enjoy the rituals. Delray eatery using facial recognition to take orders Now you can order with just your face at localgreens in Delray Beach. e tech-friendly experience uses facial recognition technology for in-store ordering at digital kiosks. Your previous orders and favorites from the fast-causal restaurant will be logged into the system and remembered once the machine registers your face. e new feature uses facial geometry capabilities to identify customers and pull prior or ders without the storage of image les to facilitate a completely seamless dining experience. localgreens new advanced tech capabilities will allow guests to quickly access previous orders and save favorite dishes and menu items at the touch of a button. It will even recall custom orders. As an alternative, customers may leave their phone number as an access option. Benihana opens in West Boca Benihana is now open in West Boca. e Japanese-inspired teppanyaki and sushi restaurant is located at 9918 Glades Road. e 7,800-square-foot restaurant includes 21 teppanyaki dining tables where guests can enjoy the full Benihana experience. ere is a full-service cocktail bar with seating for 30 people. Summer wine dinners return to Ca Luna Rosa Head to Cae Luna Rosa on July 24 for a four-course, wine paired dinner for $49 per person. rough the end of November, wine dinners will take place on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Diners will receive four courses specially selected by Executive Chef Ernest DeBlasi with wine pairing chosen by sommelier Nikola Stijak. Our wine dinners are fun way to experience Ca Luna Rosa, said Bonnie Beer, a partner in the restaurant. eyre our way of giving back to our valued customers who are here all year. Wine dinner guests each receive an appetizer rst course followed by a salad course. ere are two choices of main courses followed by a house-made delicious dessert. Each is accompanied by a glass of wine, specially selected to pair with the course. Taken separate and ordered ala carte, each wine dinner would cost about twice the $49 special summer price, according to Beer. e price does not include tax and gratuity. e wine dinners are a great value, she said. Dinners are scheduled for July 24, August 14, Sept. 4 & 25, Oct. 26, and Nov. 6 & 27. Wine dinner menus are available online at www. caelunarosa.com/specials Drummer Brian Geraghty, Candy Cohn of Oasis Senior Advisors, Drummer Michael Teller, and Christie Zander of Alzheimers Community Care. Submitted photo. Ca Luna Rosa Executive Chef Ernesto DeBlasi with Sommelier Nikola Stijack. Photo courtesy of Rich Pollack.
31 Dinner and a movie back at Bocas Cinemark Palace 20 with opening of Movie BistroBy: Shaina Wizov Contributing Writer Aer much anticipation since the closing of Bogarts Bar and Grill inside Cinemark Palace 20 and XD in Boca Raton, Movie Bistro has nally opened its doors to the public. Movie-goers can once again do dinner (or lunch) and a movie at their leisure without having to leave the theater. Movie Bistro, open daily at 10 a.m., is located on the Premier level of Cinemark smack dab in the center of the six Premier level theaters where comfy balcony seating, seat-side tables for food and drink, and complimentary popcorn will have you swearing youll never visit a regular movie theater ever again. Guests can come and go to Movie Bistro, even if they arent seeing a movie, to enjoy lunch, dinner, happy hour and/or dessert. Menu highlights include classic comfort food such as fettuccine alfredo with creamy garlic sauce and pulled pork sliders; fresh seafood like grilled mahi mahi with mango salsa, asparagus and oven-roasted potatoes and pan-seared salmon with roasted Brussels sprouts and wild rice; hand-craed pizza with house-made dough; and vegetarian options including the southwest black bean burger and fried zucchini. e totally remodeled, full-service restaurant seats 249 guests and features a large bar seating 34, hiand low-top tables, TVs throughout the dining area, and a game room (for those 16+) with two billiard tables, a 12-foot shueboard table and two foosball games. But thats not all there is also an intimate VIP Screening Room adjacent to said game room, where guests can reserve a space for up to 29 of their friends, family or colleagues for a one-of-a-kind viewing party. e private room features innovate electric recliners with in-seat call buttons as well as wait for it seat warmers Yes, you read that correctly. You will never have to worry about being too cold while enjoying a ick in Movie Bistros VIP Screening Room. VIP guests will be privy to in-theater wait sta as well as state-of-the-art, built-in presentation equipment, making this an ideal location for business events, corporate meetings, holiday and birthday celebrations and more. Even general admission guests can now enjoy an enhanced experience, as the Cinemark Palace 20 and XD complex has remodeled the lower-level auditoriums to include all-reserved electric reclining Luxury Lounger seating, wall-to-wall screens and enhanced sound systems, and RealD 3D capability. e XD auditorium features the number one largest private label Premium Large Format in the world with the largest screen in the theater and surround sound. e concession stands have also been upgraded, and now include more snacks options, as well as wine, beer and frozen alcoholic drinks. Need a day/night out but cant nd a babysitter for the little ones? Cinemark oers childcare in the main lobby on select days and times, which could be a total lifesaver for some. e main lobby also has a game room, open to all ages. Special prices are available for Early Bird, Senior Mondays and Discount Tuesdays. Movie Bistro at Cinemark Palace 20 and XD is located at 3200 Airport Road in Boca Raton. Please note that Premier level movie tickets, as well as entrance into Movie Bistro is 18+ aer 5 p.m. daily. e new space has a modern, retro feel with bright colors and a atmosphere where you cant help but have a good time. And with food and drinks, games and movies all at your ngertips, why wouldnt you? Sample craft beers at American Craft Kitchen & Brewery in Boca Raton By: Natalya Jones Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers With the recent emergence of even more breweries on the South Florida scene, it should come as no surprise that a new one has popped up in Boca Raton. American Cra Kitchen & Brewery oers fun, eclectic beer paired with a cozy, intimate vibe. As for the cuisine, think traditional bar food with a unique twist. Menu items range from hand breaded bacon mozzarella sticks to bualo bison sliders to beeramisu (tiramisu created with coee stout). For the health conscious, there is lighter fare and signature salads. As brewmaster/partner Cesar Padron said, No shortcuts, just fresh food prepared right! When asked what prompted him to open up a brewery, Padron said, e desire to make good beer and share it with the locals. I was constantly trying new beers with promising labels and avor descriptions, only to be let down with the rst sip. is is what drove me to want to know everything about how beer is made. With that knowledge, Im able to create exciting avor proles without limitation! Beer styles are diverse, including pale ales, amber ales, red ales, IPAs, pastry stouts, saisons, fruited berliners, goses, hefeweizen and more. More specically, theres the Passion Fruit Deco (Berliner Weisse deferments with passion fruit), Notoriously Hazy IPA (Northeast style IPA double dry hopped with Citra/Galaxy), Key lime Custard Gose (Tart German ale brewed with Florida key limes, graham crackers and vanilla beans), Empire Stout (American double milk stout) and Pink (Berliner Weisse refermentedwith strawberry fruit chews). Inspiration for these avors, according to Padron, derive from a desire to mix ingredients that normally wouldnt be associated together. Its exciting to produce deliciously unique-avored beers, he said. Im always thinking about dierent combinations and how to push the envelope! Events at the brewery include weekly trivia, Paint and Drink (attendees paint a picture and take it home), live music on Fridays, and brunch on Sundays. Happy hour is from 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. 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32 Mouths wide open and bottoms up at Duffys Culinary Arts Studio at Terrapin Brewery Pairing DinnerBy: David DiPino Contributing Writer If given the chance and have the luck of the Irish on your side enough to get invited to a Terrapin Beer Dinner at Duys Culinary Arts Studio nestled in rows of identical buildings in a local industrial park, one should stop what theyre doing and indulge mouth wide open and bottoms up. Membership has its privileges, and recently 70 guests, many of which are Duys MVP Card holders, were treated to a smorgasbord of new culinary delights by Duys Sports Grill Corporate Executive Chef Eric Parker, his talented team and new beer pairings by the restaurants partnership with Terrapin Brewery. As beer one was being poured, it was a tasty IPA known as the Hopsecutioner the moniker told to us by Terrapin Beer co-founder Brian Spike Buckowski. You are here (at the Terrapin Beer Dinner at Duys Culinary Arts Studio) for one of three reasons, either you attended one of our Terrapin Beer samplings throughout the company (Duys), or you are one of our top Terrapin Beer drinkers or we just simply like you, Duys president Jason Emmett said. Each Duys course was paired with a dier ent Terrapin Beer. Hopsecutioner, a tasty IPA by the way, if youre scoring at home thats India Pale Ale, take the time to look that one up if not familiar because youll be amazed at the history of IPAs. is Hopsecutioner was tasty and strong, with a bite like a Florida gator. But, before all the tasty Terrapin Beer and six-meal courses, all 70 of us indulged in the charcuterie bar consisting of the nest meats and cheese being attended by Chef Parker and his talented team in a real test kitchen overlooking a real test restaurant, a mirror image of a Duys Sports Grill establishment. Pimento Cheese, cheese curds, olives and prosciutto hit this plate and then disappeared, washed down with that attractive Hopsecutioner if there could ever be such a thing. Beware Spike is as big of Grateful Dead fan as yours truly is a fan of Pearl Jam (over 20 tour stops for me and counting), so the road ahead will have Dead Head references of Truckin and Casey Jones, which is only natural as the bright, black light like colors on Terrapin Brewery beer cans. Walking Dead fans take note Terrapin has a new Blood Orange IPA which nods to the popular TV series. Wheres the bacon? Because you cant have a beer dinner without bacon can you? e Wake-N-Bacon consisted of Pepper-crusted bacon glazed with Terrapin Beers W-N-B Imperial Coee Oatmeal Stout. is Nueskes Bacon was so tasty and the pepper enhanced the avor perfectly but wasnt overpowering. e true star though was the Terrapin Stout used to carefully glaze the perfectly cooked bacon. Our courses for this dinner have Terrapin Beer infused in every part of the meal. Wake-N-Bacon is done with the Terrapin Oatmeal Stout, what we did is mixed some brown sugar with the beer and reduced it and took Nueskes Bacon Slab shaved it a quarter-of-an-inch thick on the slicer put it into the oven, pulled it out and glazed it. It was just an hour process at 300 degrees, said Chef Parker. Aer bacon it was time for salad, because what comes aer a charcuterie, followed by a bacon appetizer, other than a salad? Everyone is eating Kale these days and reports point to this leafy, crunchy greens protein level, brous content, vitamins A, C and K and form of omega-3 fatty acid, so the Hawaiian Kale Salad with Terrapin Beers Luau Krunkles Vinaigrette was a healthy, hearty choice. Hey, whoever can make salad dressing made with beer taste this good deserves some kudos. For course three, this out of the ordinary beer dinner was as Florribean as a Jimmy Buet concert at Hard Rock Stadium home of the Miami Dolphins taking center stage was the Terrapin Hi-5 IPA with Steamed Cedar Key Clams and sausage. Lager seems like the most common choice when cooking with clams here but the curveball of pairing it with an IPA hit-it-out-of-the-park. e Cedar Key Clams were the Littleneck variety and sweet and the bite of the Hi-5 IPA was a nice sidecar choice to complement the perfectly cooked, not overdone clams and brought out the avor of the multi-meat sausage, fresh fennel, garlic and shallots mixed in by Chef Parker helped too. Courses four through six chugged along like a Grateful Dead concert set list songs ten through twenty starting with the fourth course featuring a Terrapin Beer Imperial Coee Oatmeal Stout Braised Short Rib Taco carefully braised by Chef Parker and his team for hours with splashes of veal stock and a mirepoix of shallots, carrots, celery and thyme. Chef Parker explained that he pureed the braising liquid and then reduced it with Ancho Chile and whisked in Ghirar delli 60 percent Cocoa. Wow! Just wow! e course of this Terrapin Beer infused Braised Short Rib taco was garnished with pickled red onion and Cotija Cheese. e taste buds were Truckin to another palate they hadnt visited ever before. Unbelievably, the fourth course also included a Mahi Mahi Fish Taco marinated in the Terrapin Luau Krunkles, hey thats the same beer used in the vinaigrette from earlier, should get the cooking beer title due to the fact that it sounds like a great beer to work with on culinary masterpieces, and Ancho Chile added to give the sh tacos a little, kick or heat as some would say. en, the fresh, locally caught sh was battered with Luau Krunkles and this time the Terrapin Beer was made into a beer batter, great choice if you ask me, and drizzled with cilantro lime cream, cabbage, Pico de Gallo, and Cotija Cheese. Crunch! Nom, nom Just when all 70 guests including Christine Legris, a sales and marketing executive who drove up from Miami for the event, were about to give Chef Parker and Spike a standing ovation, a h course of BBQ Pork Tender loin with Korean BBQ glazed brussel sprouts, and tri-color chanterelle mushroom quinoa hit the table. is appealing dish was brined in Terrapin Recreational Ale for 24-hours, and then dry rubbed by a food masseuse and grilled. Before serving to the beer dinner dining patrons the dish was drizzled with BBQ sauce made from Terrapin IPA. e night ended with course six, a Wake-N-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout Chocolate Cake that was heavenly and wet. Taste buds le the Duys Sports grill Terrapin Brewery Pairing Dinner in sheer ecstasy. For more information visit: Duy s Sports Grill Duys Sports Grill Culinary Studio is located at 1100 Barnett Drive, #38, Lake Worth, FL 33461. Serving all of P alm Beach County and all of Brow ard County Brian Spike Bukowski of Terrapin Brewery gives double thumbs up to the pairing at Duys. Photo by David DiPino. Terrapin Hi-5 IPA with Steamed Cedar Key Clams and sausage. Photo by David DiPino.
33 Boca mom, businesswoman launches new premium performance-enhancing compression sportswear line By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Nathalie de Champlain compared launching her new compression sportswear line Caliloko to planning her wedding. She spent years planning and organizing before she had models walk down the aisle runway with the nished product. Instead of a wedding dress, they wore compression tights, sports bra and headbands. Its as exciting as a marriage, she said of her new brand. Its for everyone, every size and dierent lifestyles. Its a compression brand that makes your butt look sexy. Caliloko launched aer two years of designing and testing. e activewear combines fashion with technology including body mapping and compression. de Champlain is a competitive squash player and her husband participates in ironman competitions, so the idea to create a line of clothing that can help boost athletic perfor mance and help with muscle recovery was meaningful to the active couple, who are parents to two sons. e Boca couple tested the rst prototypes while they were working out. e rst thing I wanted was quality, she said. e rst thing you feel is quality. e pieces are made of yarn that has antibacterial and moisture wicking features in it. She said most fabrics have the anti-bacterial added aer, Caliloko has the antibacterial in the yarn. e fabric is breathable so you can run outside in Florida summers and not feel overheated. e products are hand nished. And the quality shows in the price. A pair of the tights retail for $145, a sports bra for $58 and the calf sleeves for $55. She said you wont nd Caliloko in big box retailers yet. at is because she wants places that sell her product to be able to explain why it is dierent. e tights have body mapping features and feel like a second skin on your body. Products are for sale online and at Boca Cryo. e name is something that describes de Champlain. Cali stems from her love of California, a place where people lead active lifestyles and are fashion forward. Loko is a play on the Spanish word loco with Loko because of her and her husbands love for languages and because people who work out hard are oen crazy about their workouts. de Champlain is a French Canadian and her husband is from Belgium and he speaks six languages. She said it was important to come up with a name that could be pronounced in multiple languages and changing the c to a k in loco made it stand out. Its catchy, she said of Caliloko. People remember it. Currently, there are two types of tights, active and recovery. Active has extra reinforcement on areas like the knees and is tough. e recovery tights are a little less rigid and can be worn for yoga. e product isnt just for people who are serious about working out. She said people who travel a lot will benet from wearing the tights on ights. Her husband Fil Maes can attest to that. He travels on a lot of long haul ights for work and said he always wears the calf sleeves or tights under his pants. Long term she said she seems Caliloko expanding into the medical world for either doctors and nurses who are on their feet all day and patients who are in post recovery. is a dream come true, she said during her launch party. I was a little girl from Canada dreaming I would have a brand. I never thought I would do it in the United States. Acro Yoga instructors Barbara Alfonso & Brian Lester perform in Caliloko. Submitted photo. Models show o Caliloko options that are for sale. From le to right: Brian Lester,Barbara Alfonso,Ashley Fitelson,Tiani Singleton,Cassie Ocampo, Catherine VanWanderham, Sophie Garneau, Peter Kra. Submitted photo. Tiani Singleton models gear from the Caliloko line. Submitted photo. Caliloko founder is Boca Raton resident Nathalie de Champlain. Submitted photo. Compression sportswear line Caliloko oers tights, calf sleeves, bras and headbands. Submitted photo.
34 Bocas economic development reportBy: Jessica Del Vecchio Economic Development Manager Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Boca Ranks 6th i the State for Jobs Analytical rm, WalletHub compared 135 Florida cities to nd the best places to nd employment. e ndings were based on 16 metrics that collectively showcased the employment environment found in each of the cities analyzed. Factors that were considered ranged from the number of job openings per unemployed resident, average starting salary, employers providing benets and the length of the average work day. Aer analyzing the 135 cities, Boca Raton had a strong ranking coming in 6th in the state on Wal letHubs 2018 Best Florida Cities for Jobs list. YouTube Channel Launched At the end of May, our Oce launched a YouTube account. e goal of this channel is to have a single location where all the Economic Development videos can easily be accessed and viewed. Since the channel launched three weeks ago, weve been sharing it with our social media contacts locally, nationally and inter nationally and within this short amount of time, the channel has had over 13,000 views. On the Economic Development channel, viewers can nd our CEO commercial, which aired nationally and internationally on ESPN and the Golf Channel during the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl and the Boca Raton Championship. Also included is a highlight reel from our Business of Sports Luncheon featuring FAU Coach Lane Kin, the PBC Sports Commissioner George Linley, Director of FAU MBA Sport Management Dr. Jim Riordan and the former General Partner, Chairman for the Florida Panthers, Cli Viner. is month we kicked o a new business series where we sit down with local CEOs to discuss Why Boca Raton? On our channel is a behind the scenes look at our rst interview with the CEO of NCCI, Bill Donnell. With 800 employees located in their 300,000-square-foot corporate headquarters, were sure youre going to enjoy hearing Bill Donnells valuable insight. You can nd us at City of Boca Raton Oce of Economic Development. Business Briefs: e Boca Raton Innovation Campus added another new tenant, Fusion Academy. erapeuticsMD, which trades on the NASDAQ, is having an incredible year. ey recently raised $70 million through an equity oering and the FDA approved TXMDs newly developed drug. 2017 proved to be another strong year for Research Park at FAU, with a reported regional economic impact of $535.65 million. Oce Depot rang the closing bell at the NASDAQ on May 15th Between the new Quiet Zones along the FEC corridor and the ocial opening of the US Customs Facility at the Boca Raton Airport this month was a big transportation month for Boca Raton. 900 Broken Sound Parkway, located in the Park at Broken Sound, sold for $24 million. e 116,000 square foot building last sold in 2015 for $20 million. 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 Uptown Boca heading to West Boca Raton next summer Project to bring apartments, movie theater, Luckys Market to 38 acresStaff reportPlans to bring apartments, a Luckys Market and Silverspot Cinema to West Boca Raton are underway. Giles Capital Group, Rosemurgy Properties and Schmier Property Group in partnership with Wheelock Street Capital recently announced the closing on a 38-acre parcel at Glades Road and 95 Ave. South. ey plan to build Uptown Boca Raton, a $200 million pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use development on the site. e project includes 150,591 square-feet of upscale retail and 456 Class-A luxury apartments. Luckys Market and Silverspot Cinema will anchor Uptown Boca Raton which will include Chick-l-A, BankUnited and a variety of other shopping and dining options. We are pleased to close on the property and to have the opportunity to deliver to West Boca Raton a lifestyle and entertainment project that will serve as a much-needed destination for the local community, said Brian Schmier, CEO, Schmier Property Group. e sentimental nature of this transaction has been quite apparent for Dan and Dixie Johns and their family, having owned this parcel since the early 1900s. It has been a pleasure to work with them and for all of us to develop such a unique project on property that has a special family history. e project will break ground this month with retailers projected to open in summer 2019 and multi-family opening in early 2020. Uptown Boca represents many of the key features we look for in a joint venture opportunity high quality partners, a unique product offering and a desirable location. We are excited to see the project come to fruition, said Jeffrey Laliberte, Managing Director and Head of Acquisitions for Wheelock. For leasing information, please visit www.uptownboca.com. A rendering of the proposed Uptown Boca project. Submitted photo.
35 REAL ESTATEGrand Lux to expand patio INSIDE Palm Beach County Peek into Boca Bridges Delray developer pitches food hall for downtown By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Foodies may have a new place to converge on in downtown Delray Beach as soon as next summer. Delray Beach-based Menin Development has proposed Delray City Market, a food hall, market and community event space located on Southeast 3rd Ave., just a half block south of Atlantic Avenue. Food halls have been popping up throughout the country as culinary destinations and South Florida is no exception. Miami is home to several like La Centrale and Casa Tua Cucina and West Palm Beach is now home to Grandview Public Market. Now, there will be one in between in downtown Delray. e idea is to construct a four-story building that will hold 30 food stalls about 400 square-feet each for local and regional food partners and chefs on the ground oor. What we are looking to do is bring in the best-in-class food purveyor in each specic category to make the market itself feel and look like a very unique and authentic place, said Menin partner Marc Yavinsky. What we want to provide is individual, unique experiences as you walk through the food hall where its sensory overload. You can smell the baker, you can smell the pizza, you can see a great local cra beer. e ground oor market will have 25 foot ceilings and ll 30,000-squarefeet. ere will be group tables, high tops, areas to stand and eat snacks and a lot of gathering space, Yavinsky said. Above the food hall there will be a parking garage with about 200 parking spaces and an event space on the roof. He said plans were set to go to the city for review last month. e food hall site was slated to be e Metropolitan, which was approved to house 48 luxury condos. Delray Planning and Zoning Director Tim Stillings said those plans would be scrapped and this project would have to be submitted to the city as a new proposal and go through the citys approval process. Menin purchased the property in December and Yavinsky said they evaluated what they thought would be the best use for the site. ey decided building on the food and beverage economy that Delray has was the way to go. Every still will be dierent and unique and have its own sense and place, he said. Part of the idea for the food hall is to help chefs that dont have the money to open a restaurant to be able to cook and show o their culinary skills for a fraction of the cost, Yavinsky said. He said you wont see any national chains in the food hall. ey plan to stick to local and regional chefs. In this town, its a couple million dollars to open a restaurant, he said. We are going to be very selective and for the right people it will be a fraction of that. e project will be designed by Miami-based Gonzalez Architects. e goal is to open by summer 2019, he said. We just want to bring something to the town that everyone is going to love and be proud of, he said. A rendering of proposed Delray City Market, a food hall. Photo courtesy of Menin Development. A rendering of Delray-based developer Menin Development proposed Delray City Market. Photo courtesy of Menin Development. Delray-based developer Menin Development wants to build a food hall on SE 3rd. Ave. in downtown Delray. Photo courtesy of Menin Development.
36 Whats up in the real estate marketDelray Beach mortgage brokers arrange nancing for Miami Gardens project Nancy Dockerty and Bob Dockerty of Derkay Beach-based Dockerty Romer & Co., recently arranged mortgage nancing totaling $12.3 million for a ex oce/industrial center located in Miami Gardens. e Park Centre project was built in 1987 and has 131,463-square-feet located along the Palmetto Expressway. It is 90 percent leased with tenants including California Closets, Peter Glenn, Subway, Miami Regional Dialysis and Chen Medical. Dockerty Romer & Co. worked on behalf of its client Concorde Group Holdings LLC to arrange the nancing. Narrative Capital provided short term bridge nancing which will allow the owner to fully lease up the center. Lang Realtys 7th Annual Open House Extravaganza raises $5,000 to benet Child Rescue Coalition Lang Realty recently presented the Child Rescue Coalition with a $5,000 donation from a percentage of proceeds from the companys 7th Annual Open House Extravaganza, where homebuyers had the opportunity to tour more than 300 properties throughout Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. Priced from $200,000 to more than $1 million, properties included single-family residences, waterfront homes, country club communities and condominiums. We are pleased to announce another successful Open House Extravaganza, said Scott Agran, President of Lang Realty. In addition to raising money and awareness for a great cause, our agents had the opportunity to meet many prospective homebuyers who experienced the Lang dierence rsthand. Boca Raton-based Child Rescue Coalitions mission is to shield, rescue and safeguard children from sexual exploitation. e non-prot organization uses leading-edge technology to help track, arrest and convict those who use the internet to harm young children through sexual exploitation. CRE Florida Partners adds to team Senior real estate advisor Dan Casey, CCIM is now part of the CRE Florida Partners team. Co-founders of CRE Florida Partners Michael Rauch and omas Robertson recently announced that Casey will be working for the team to help expand commercial investment brokerage. Dan will be critical to expanding our rms Commercial Investment team throughout the tri-county areas in South Florida, Rauch said. We are excited to have him as a member of our real estate family. Casey is a senior real estate advisor with over 25 years of commercial real estate brokerage, development and management experience. He has brokered commercial property acquisitions, dispositions and provided underwriting and due diligence advisory services on property and portfolio transactions of more than $500 million. He has represented commercial property owners and tenants in oce, industrial and retail lease transactions totaling 510,000 square feet. His management experience includes asset management of institutional proper ty portfolios of 3.7 million square feet of Class A oce. As a Development Project Manager, he oversaw the design and construction of over $68 million of new construction and capital improvements projects, as well as tenant improvement projects of more than 350,000-square feetof Class A oce and retail space. Casey earned the prestigious CCIM designation in 2010 and has been an active member of the CCIM Florida Chapter since moving to the state from Southern California in 2009. In 2017, he sat on the CCIM Florida Chapters Executive Committee, served on the East Coast Districts Board of Directors since 2015, and is currently serving his second consecutive term as District President. Kaufman Lynn Construction participates in Habitats Women Build e Kaufman Lynn Construction team participated in Habitat for Humanitys Women Build to build a home for a hard-working, low-income family in need of simple and decent aordable housing. e team also raised $7,500. e empowered Women Builders earn their Pink Hard Hats and participate in events yearround where they are recognized for being a member of the Sisterhood of the Pink Hard Hats. Premier Properties Florida joins Wiechert National Franchise Network Premier Properties Florida, which is run by broker and owner Anthony Russo has joined the Weichert National Franchise Network. e addition of Weichert, Realtors Premier Properties, with oces in Boca Raton and Naples, continues the franchises expansion throughout Florida, which is now home to 50 Weichert aliated oces. Were truly excited and very happy with our new relationship with Weichert, said Russo. e resources that theyre able to provide our sales associates as well as the reputation of their national brand will help take us to the next level. As part of the Weichert franchise network, Russos team can take advantage of training programs provided by Weichert to help the company oer the best real estate service in the industry. e South Florida aliate is also eligible to receive sales leads from the Weichert call center to help grow its local market share. How you grow and expand your business is a big challenge, especially for an independent agency like ours, added Russo, who has worked in real estate for 25 years. It would take us years to create what Weichert already has in place to help us increase our local market share. Weichert Real Estate Aliates, Inc. President and COO Bill Scavone was pleased to welcome the newest Florida aliate. I am thrilled to welcome our new friends at Weichert, Realtors Premier Properties and their clients to the Weichert family. eir oce has a reputation for great customer service and they are highly regarded in the South Florida area. e company also shares our client-rst philosophy and is rooted in the region it serves. Weichert currently has aliate oces serving over 300 markets in 37 states, representing smart entrepreneurs who were interested in joining a nationally recognized brand which oers incomparable tools, training and marketing techniques to set them apart from the competition. Dstackhouse@regtitles.com Pictured from L-R are Scott Smith from Child Rescue Coalition, with Scott Agran, President of Lang Realty.
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38 Courts of Village Square grand opening Staff report e grand opening of phase two of the Courts of Village Square was recently held. e ceremony began in the courtyard of the property, with a welcome and remarks and recognitions. is was followed by the cutting of the ribbon at the entry of the Resource Center, where the attendees entered and were given a tour. e Courts at Village Square is located at 738 SW 12Ave. on the western portion of the 18-acre parcel owned by the Delray Beach Housing Authority. e development consists of one building with an integrated clubhouse.is allows the residents to move about and visit their neighbors in safety without exposure to the elements.e building has three stories and is designed to blend nicely with the sur rounding neighborhood. e Courts at Village Square consists of 42 one-bedroom/one bath and 42 two-bedroom/two bath units.All 84 units are restricted to seniors 62 years and older. e units are Project Based Section 8 and are rented to eligible families making 60 percent or less of area median income. e units have amenities that include: washer/dryer hookups, a large kitchen pantry, Energy Star rated appliances, window treatment, cable TV hookups in living rooms and master bedrooms and Energy Star ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living rooms. e Clubhouse has a media center, kitchen, computer room, seating room and a pool. e entire development incorporates Green Building construction and energy eciency principles. All people within our community deserve to have adequate housing options and opportunities. While the Courts of Village Square fulfills only a partial need, it is another step toward promoting housing affordability as a vital focus as our community continues to grow and change, Mayor Shelly Petrolia said. The values that are central to the Citys visiondiversity, inclusivity, sustainabilityare supported by providing a range of housing affordability. (Front Row, Le to Right) David Brandt, Rev. Marcia Beam, Dorothy Ellington, Commissioner Shirley Johnson, Mayor Shelly Petrolia; Back Row: Je Costello, Mark Lauzier, Guarn Sims, Clion Phillips, Greg Wicklman, Jesse Saginor and Ezra Krieg. Submitted photo.
39 Grand Lux outdoor expansion approvedBy: Diane Emeott Korzen Contributing Writer Area favorite restaurant Grand Lux Caf at the Town Center Mall will soon double its outdoor seating area from 58 outdoor seats to 116 outdoor seats when its outdoor expansion is complete. Boca Raton City Council members unanimously supported the expansion last month. e expansion involved approval to reduce the number of parking spaces that would be required from ve to zero. e current patio totals 940-square feet and will be increased to 2,140-square feet. e 1,200-square-foot expansion will accommodate 116 seats with six of them being handicap accessible. I see this as an improvement that will add some vibrancy, said Council Member Andrea Levine ORourke. My assessment is, there are less people shopping today, she added, regarding approval of the technical deviation to no longer require ve additional parking spaces. Grand Lux has been at its Town Center Mall location since September 2006. Outdoor seating is said to be a common feature of all Grand Lux restaurants, with the outdoor expansion prompted by public demand. We have a real jewel in the Town Center Mall that is becoming more a lifestyle center, Mayor Scott Singer said. Singer said he had been to Grand Lux Caf a number of times. Deputy Mayor Jeremy Rodgers said he had had beignets there. e expansion will include a recongured walkway, expanded railing and posts and new, enhanced landscaping. Grand Lux rendering aer outdoor seating expansion. Submitted photo.
40 What you need to know about Boca Bridges, GL Homes newest luxury communityIts making the country clubs jealous: Its nally time to be able to live in Boca Raton in a luxury community without having to pay the astronomical assessment charges of the country clubs. is new lifestyle model is disrupting the old country club model and the reason why e Bridges and Seven Bridges were instant sales successes. is new Boca Bridges community is perfectly situated for residents to enjoy the spoils of both Boca Raton and Delray Beach, including incredible dining, shopping and cultural choices. 31 Floor Plan Flavors: Try and say that ve times fast! Like the iconic Baskin-Robbins ice cream menu of 31 original avors the same is true at Boca Bridges as it is oering a total of 31 oor plans ranging from approximately 2,500 to over 7,800 air-conditioned square feet, 10 of which are brand new designs.Many of the homes feature exible options such as club and media rooms, private libraries and exercise rooms, so they can be catered to t individual lifestyle needs. ey are also introducing two stunning new modern architectural designs that will be in their Modern Collection. e other collections include: e Atlantic, e Pacic, e Coastal, and e Empire. What will take place at the clubhouse? e Boca Bridges 27,000-square-foot clubhouse will rival any other clubhouse in Boca Raton with amenities for all ages.It will include: Full service restaurant with full bar and menu to satisfy a wide variety of tastes. A Grande Lounge for Happy Hour and Sushi nights with live entertainment. A resort-style pool with opulent shade cabanas, a sundeck, spa, poolside bar and a separate lap pool. Splash Park and shaded playground for the children. Fully-equipped tness center, group tness studio, multi-purpose room and mens and womens locker rooms complete with deluxe saunas and a peaceful massage room. Indoor sports court, game room, and card salon. e Boca Bridges Tennis Center will feature 6 lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, 4 lighted Pickleball Courts, pro shop, shaded courtside pavilions, stadium-style seating, locker rooms and showers. Whats is the Boca Bridges lifestyle? Its a robust lifestyle.Residents will start their own clubs or join in on the robust HOA events scheduled each month by the onsite Lifestyle Director.Clubs that will be available:Basketball Club, Empty Nesters Club, Mystery Mayhem Club, Wine Club, Red Meat Lovers Club, Singles Club, Cakes for Kids Club, Mens High Stakes Poker Club, Mens Philanthropy Club and Womens Golf Clubs. Who are the buyers who seek the Boca Bridges lifestyle? Simply put any demographic seeking to live in luxury.If you are looking for options to entertain the kids, then Boca Bridges offers sports, playgrounds, pool activities, and a game room with rotating video games.If a resident is looking for tness, then they can cancel their gym membership as Boca Bridges will oer 60 group tness classes each month and an onsite Fitness Director who will schedule personal tness sessions, stretch sessions, as well as massages.For more information please visit www.glhomes.com/ boca-bridges. Hypoluxo, FL 33462 102 Half Moon Circle C3rffntfrb$246,000 110 SE 2nd Street 401 Delray Beach, FL 33444$1,950 Hypoluxo FL 33462 161 N Lakeshore Drivetfrfn$289,000 Parkland FL 33076 8222 Bradford Wayfb$1,179,000 Delray Beach, FL 33444 71 NW 4th Avenue$445,000 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 A rendering of the clubhouse and tennis courts at Boca Bridges. Submitted photo. A rendering of the entry to GL Homes Boca Bridges. Submitted photo.
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42 Should you buy a condo or a single family home?By: Christel Silver Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers According to the National Association of REALTORS, condo sales are increasing year by year and have outpaced single family homes by 0.7 percent in 2017. e rst condo in the United States was built in Salt Lake City in 1960 and now there are more than 17 million units in the United States. Millennials are looking for proximity to entertainment and dining and condos are frequently priced more aordably than single-family homes in downtown areas.Condos are also popular with empty nesters where the children are o to college and the parents are now looking for a new life style or want to downsize.No matter the age condos are becoming more attractive. Many buyers are looking for convenience and smaller living places. ere are many reasons why you could choose one over the other, and it really depends on your lifestyle and goals. is might help you make your best decision. Pro condo: Condos frequently cost less. e monthly expenses can be less. Sometimes it does not look like this at the beginning, but the monthly condo fees oen include water, cable, WiFi, building insurance, and more. If you are nancing the purchase, your monthly mortgage payments can be less. Condos are easier to take care of. You can lock the door and go on vacation. e personal maintenance is clearly much less. Great amenities like pool, exercise room, business oce, are oen included. Best of allLocation. You can be downtown in the city, leave your car in the garage and walk to dinner and entertainment. For a young couple the short walk to the restaurant may be more important than a backyard! Less work and more free time. e association would take care of all exterior maintenance. Grass cutting and painting are all handled by the association. Against condo: ere are more rules and restrictions. It is important that you research these before buying.You do not want to have a surprise when your vehicle is not allowed or your pet is too heavy. Small storage space and less privacy could be an issue. If there are major repairs, you might have to pay a big assessment, which you have not budgeted for. Condos, in general, dont appreciate in value at the rate that homes do. It is sometimes harder to sell a condo than a single family home. Parking can be a dilemma for condo owners. Condos can restrict certain activities (smoking, BBQing on balcony). If your family grows you may need to move up to a larger unit. More dicult to get traditional nancing. ere may be rent restriction. e owner only has exclusive right to all property within the walls of his own condominium unit and all owners share ownership of the common area. Condo owners are generally restricted in the ways they can modify the exterior, and occasionally the interior. Pro single family homes: Houses typically have more living space. You can have a beautiful yard, where you can plant owers and shrubs. You have more privacy. You do not share the walls and can make decisions alone like when and how you want to make repairs. No monthly dues for maintenance. You can do the yard work yourself or hire it out. Same with exterior maintenance. Except for some local zoning ordinances homeowners typically have the freedom to modify the exterior or interior or their property however they want to. Owning a house comes with the right to exclusive ownership of all the property you have purchased both inside and outside of the house. Against single family homes: Houses need much more work. When going on vacation, you need to have someone to take care of landscaping, watering, or security. e original price is typically higher. You have a higher monthly maintenance cost for insurance, water, electricity, landscaping, repairs, WIFI, cable, real estate taxes and more. Maybe you have a pool, but no other amenities. As a single family residence owner, you would need to schedule and handle all the exterior issues like roong, painting, landscaping. 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 an expert: Your HOA, condo questionsBy: Harris Katz, Esq. Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Q: I am on the board of my condominium association and I am seeking some advice about the upcoming hurricane season. Aer last year being so active and ending with Hurricane Irma impacting most of Florida, I was wonder ing if you have recommendations for what we should do as a board as we are once again facing what is predicted to be an active hurricane season? G.R., Boca Raton A: ere are many things that you can do in preparation for hurricane season that go far beyond what we can include in this short response, but one of the most important things that you can do as an association at the start of every hurricane season, is work with your property manager to create a record of the current condition of the property by photographing all of the public and common areas of the condominium property. ese images could become vitally important in the event that you need to le an insurance claim due to hurricane damage. It is also a good practice for you to meet with your property manager to develop standard hurricane policies and distribute it to residents each year reminding them of all the things they need to do to prepare for hurricane season. One of the unique things about living in Florida is the number of snow birds that go back north over the summer, leaving their units unoccupied. Because of this, your hurricane preparation policy should include having those snowbirds move all outside furniture inside before leaving for the summer. On that note, be sure that you have updated contact information for all of those per sons going out of town for the summer so that you can reach them should an emergency arise, including cell phone numbers. You should also remind owners about the importance of maintaining their own homeowners insurance policies to cover their personal property within their units and their limited common elements. One nal thing that you should strongly consider is that if you are aware of leaks around the property involving common elements such as roofs or windows, have those items repaired immediately, before we get deeper into the rainy season. Existing damage to common element items that are aggravated during a storm could increase repair costs and the associations potential liability to the owners, as well as potentially impacting insurance coverage. is repair work could also include trimming back trees and vegetation and having all windows inspected prior to a storm to identify and repair any weaknesses in the frames, seals, caulking or windows themselves. ese steps will help to prevent an otherwise avoidable disaster. Harris B. Katz, Esq. is Managing Partner, Boca Raton, of the Law Firm Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross, PLLC. Visit www.gadclaw.com or to ask questions about your issues for future columns, send your inquiry to: question@ gadclaw.com. e information provided herein is for infor mational 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 attor neys. 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.
43 Interstate Plaza revamped as Palmetto Place by college roommates turned business partners By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Mark Corlew and Anuj Grover were college roommates at the University of Florida who are now business partners at Grover Corlew, a real estate investment management group. eir latest local project has been revitalizing Interstate Plaza, an old oce building at 1499 West Palmetto Park Road located just o of I-95. ey gave it a new name, Palmetto Place, and a new look, both inside, which is underway, and outside, which is in the works. Pompano Beach-based Grover Corlew purchased the 87,000-square-foot building in April 2016 o the market for about $9.5 million and plans to invest $6 million in renovating the space. We love the location, Grover said. Its well positioned right o of Palmetto and has a lot of parking. So far, the building has received a new roof, lighting and elevators. e ground oor has been upgraded with new tile oors and bathrooms and a 2,500-square-foot expansion of oce space. e second and fourth oors were under construction last month. e oors will have communal gathering spaces and they are working on adding amenities like a gym. e duo said the goal is to have the building fully leased by the end of this year and all of the improvements completed by the fourth quarter of 2019. e exterior will have an entirely new modern look with updated landscaping. When Corlew and Grover began working together in 2011, their focus was on multi-family housing. ey had a large portfolio with properties Nashville, Tampa and Atlanta that they ended up selling when they received an oer they said they couldnt refuse in 2014. en, they began to pivot their focus to oce space in South Florida. We built two companies in seven years, Corlew said. Our goal is to be in all the major Florida markets. Currently, they own properties in Boca, Delray, West Palm Beach, Pompano, Orlando and other places. eir model is inll investment and redevelopment. eir goal is to acquire more. To do so, they are looking at projects in South Florida, Orlando and Tampa. Our company today literally goes back to college, Grover said. We would look at nice houses and say we were going to go build it, we just werent sure what it was. Grover Corlew is considering moving its headquarters from Pompano Beach to Boca Raton. Associations Who benefits?By: Karen Laurence Special to the Delray and Boca Newspapers More than 68 million Americans live in a community with an association, according to the Community Associations Institute, mean ing 1 out of 5 of its members is required to obey the rules and regulations of a condo, homeowner, or cooperative association. Over the last 3 decades, most of the communities in South East Florida have either an HOA (Home Owners Association), COA(Condo Owners Association) or a Cooperative with an association. What is their purpose and how does one derive benet from them? Is it only for the homeowner? It seems as if an Association is oered in all new and large developments as well as being there in the established and older mega developments such as Century Villages, Kings Point, High Point, and many others. It is a mandatory fee to be paid if you live in the community. In some ways, knowing that the pool services and the outside lawn maintenance, sometimes extending to the roof and outside painting, maintenance is all taken care of, is a blessing. e 55 plus community residents are happy to pay as they do not want to be responsible for that work themselves or have the bother of hiring an outside service. is is why people retire to Florida and other states such as North Carolina. ere is a need to have time for more leisure and their interests instead of mowing the lawn. For those reasons, the HOA or COA is a great feature and benet. Something to remember is there are taxes, insurance, electricity, and water on top of the maintenance. e Associations are providing benets both to developers and to local governments. When the land is developed, there must be the infrastructure of sewers, electricity, and cable and phone lines. Roads have to be built which is done by the developers and maintained by the association, as well as landscaping maintenance, garbage pick-up and replacement of trees and shrubs. Bus services are sometimes provided as well as security. Whatever costs can be absorbed by the association is a bonus for both developers and local governments. e developers incorporate most all of their costs into the price of the home and the maintenance costs before they turn it over to the residences. e local governments do not have to raise the taxes. As a result, both entities, developers and governments, and other residents of South East Florida, reap a reward. Associations have a benet not only to their own communities, they add a value for the local residents who also enjoy some of the benets and features. ough the pools and clubhouses are private, as anything within the development is, there are other things enjoyed by the general public making Associations seem worthwhile. When either a park is built with a playground or a lake donated to the County, anyone in the public is allowed to use it for its intended purpose. Bear in mind that not every lake nor every playground is publicly accessible. Many developers donate part of the land of the development for public use as a sweetening aect to push through a new development. Karen Laurence is a sales associate with Keller Williams. She is a Technical Real Estate Instructor, Real Estate Agent and Certied Luxury Agent. 516-524-3953. Mark Corlew. Submitted photo. Anuj Grover. Submitted photo. A rendering of the proposed new outside of Palmetto Place. Submitted photo. WERE HIRINGJoin the Four Story Media Group team. We are looking for a self-motivated account rep to help us expand our local reach. Flexible hours are a perk with this part-time job. You must have your own vehicle and computer. Sales experience required. We will teach you the rest. Send resumes to email@example.com
44 Local school updates Nonprot provides interest-free loans for higher education to Jewish students in need JELF (Jewish Educational Loan Fund) has been assisting the Jewish community since 1889 when the doors of the Hebrew Orphans Home rst opened in Atlanta, Ga. Since, then the organization has transformed twice: rst, in 1931, when it began providing adoption and foster care services under the name Jewish Childrens Service (JCS), and then, in 1961, when the organization began awarding interest-free loans for college and other forms of higher education. In 1989, the organizations name was changed to JELF. Since 1961 JELF has awarded $12 million across the ve-state region of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia (excluding metro-DC). In South Florida, JELF has been making loans to students for 55 years and has more than $1 million invested in the hands of local students. In 2017, JELF awarded a total of $1,000,046 to 273 students. JELF made loans to 19 students from Palm Beach County in 2017 (and $260,000 throughout South Florida alone!) totaling $90,166. is gure represents more money to more students than ever before (as a comparison to 2007, JELF granted loans to 121 students for a total of $604,709). is increase in demand is a direct result of the cost of a public education rising 33 percent over the last 10 years alone, and a private education rising 26 percent, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. is increase has risen faster than the rate of ination, creating a lack of resources for families who did not previously have need but now do, based on todays standards. JELFs last-dollar lending policy is designed to serve students who would otherwise have to take out high-interest loans, incur large credit card balances or simply forego their higher education completely. While JELF oen serves students who have faced sad situations during their lives, many recipients simply come from middle class families who are struggling to pay for the increased cost of higher education. In March, JELF hosted a cocktail reception at Farmers Table. At the reception, guests learned about JELFs value rsthand through stories from several guests, including a woman in her 30s who attended the University of Florida and is cur rently repaying her JELF loans, an alum in his late-30s, now an attorney who gives back to the organization, and the mother of a recipient who is currently attending Columbia University, set to graduate this May. JELF is committed to helping students attend undergrad, as well as graduate and vocational/technical school. JELF has two application periods each year: March 1 April 30 for the full upcoming school year (fall, spring & summer); and September 1 30 for the following spring and/or summer terms. For more information about applying for JELF or to make a donation, visit jelf.org or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Eda and Cli Viner Community Scholars Foundation partners with Florida Prepaid College Foundation Eda and Cli Viner Community Scholars Foundation announces their partnership with the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. e partnership will grant a 4-year university plan scholarship to a local Boca or Delray student named the Florida Prepaid Legacy Match. e arrangement includes a match of funds totaling in $26,000 from both the Viners Scholars Foundation and Florida Prepaid Foundation. e student that is chosen must comply with the merit and need based criteria as well as be attending a public, Florida college or university. To qualify for the Florida Prepaid Legacy Match Scholarship, students must have a 3.0 unweighted GPA or higher, complete 100 or more hours of community service and have a substantial nancial need. As part of the scholarship, students must participate in an extensive mentoring program and will be given access to the Viner Community Partners that provide social services and support for scholars. With the help of the Florida Prepaid Legacy Match scholarship, the Viner Scholars Foundation is looking forward to funding an additional student in addition to the 25-30 they will accept this year. Comcast awards $27,000 in college scholarships to local students rough its Leaders and Achievers Scholarship, Comcast recognized Palm Beach County students achievements in and out of the classroom by awarding $27,000 of college scholarships to 27 Palm Beach County students. e program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. Since 2001, more than $28 million has been awarded to nearly 27,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers Program. In Delray and Boca, recipients include: Sage Albert of Boca Raton, Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts Gabriela Alvarez Perez of Lake Worth, Florida Atlantic University High School Tieshe Arne of Delray Beach, Village Academy School on the Art and Sara Jo Kobacker Campus Jason Brackett of Boca Raton, Spanish River Community High School Lauren Brown of Boca Raton, Palm Beach Virtual School Kaylee Cunningham of Boca Raton, Olympics Heights Community High School Eva Demsky of Boca Raton, Donna Klein Jewish Academy Myrline Germain of Delray Beach, Atlantic Community High School Lauren Morejon of Boca Raton, Boca Raton Community High School Julia Ornelas of Boca Raton, West Boca Raton Community High School Dozens of county students earn National Merit Scholarships is year, the National Merit Scholar ship Corporation recognized over 30 Palm Beach County senior students in their annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Aer rigorous SAT testing and scholarship applications, the most distinguished high school seniors are awarded scholarships in one of three categories: Corporate-Sponsored Scholarships, National Merit $2,500 Scholarships, or College-Sponsored Scholarships. In Boca and Delray, 11 students took home scholarships. Winners attended Boca Raton High School, West Boca High School, Spanish River High School and Atlantic High School. Congresswoman Lois Frankel hosts military academy send-o Congresswoman Lois Frankel invited seven local students who will be attending military academies next year to a send-o at her Boca Raton oce last month. e students will be attending academies including the Naval Academy and the Air Force Academy. Rep. Frankel gave each student a commemorative coin and spoke with them about their achievements and goals for the future. Aron Weingard, eona Daun & Franklin Homer attend a JELF event in Boca Raton. Submitted photo. From le to right: Wyatt Boswell from Wellington, Air Force Academy Prep School (Air Force Academy); Christopher Altonen Whipp from Boca Raton Community High School (Naval Academy); Zachary Beatty from Wellington High School (Air Force Academy); Kyle Tatton from Boca Raton Community High School (Air Force Academy); Congresswoman Lois Frankel; Stephan Brower from St. John Paul II in Boca Raton (Naval Academy); Kacey Elizabeth Moore from Wellington, Naval Academy Prep School (Naval Academy); and Richard Evan Ebersole from Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach (Naval Academy). Submitted photo. Congresswoman Lois Frankel invited local stu dents headed to military academies to her Boca oce. Submitted photo.
45 Multiple offers submitted from developers vying to redevelop part of West Atlantic Avenue By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Equity Enterprises is not the only developer interested in redeveloping several blocks of West Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beachs e Set. Five additional developers submitted proposals to the Community Redevelopment Agency with their ideas for the property, which is owned by the agency. Currently, the agency board is considering moving forward with an already approved project proposed by Equity in 2013. e project, which was approved by city ocials in 2015, was on and o aer the developers failed to close on the property. But, the development team told the agency it is prepared to complete the project in a letter sent in April. It includes adding, oces, shops, restaurants and a grocery store to the 600-800 blocks of West Atlantic Avenue. e developers agreed to pay $1 million for the land in the 2013 deal. Before the agency board could move forward with the plans, it legally had to give other interested developers 30 days to submit their ideas. at 30 day period closed mid-June. Letters of interest came from: Altman Development Corp., BH3 Management, KAREP, Keller Williams Preferred Partners, New Urban Communities and Prime Group. CRA board members said they would like to schedule a workshop to discuss the options. e date has not been scheduled as of press time. A look at highlights from new proposals in alphabetical order: Altman Development Corp. Oered $3 million 600 blockgrocer, retail and civic public space 700 blockNeighborhood services, activate frontage to west atlantic, oce space, pedestrian connectivity 800 blockMulti-family housing BH3 Joint venture between BH3 management and Levy Land Trust Oered $6 million Mixed use project with grocery store totaling 30-40,000-square-feet KAREP Kayne Anderson Real Estate Oered $2 million A letter of intent from Vegan Fine Foods 112 units, 4 eciencies per oor, 15 1-bedroom units per oor, six 2-bedroom units per oor and three 3-bedroom units per oor with 178 parking spaces 145,000-square-feet-residential space 137,000-square-feet outdoor public space 16,000-square-foot supermarket with 72 parking spaces 54,000-square-feet of oce space with 61 parking spaces 23,000-square-feet of retail/restaurant space with parking Keller Williams Preferred Partners Oered $2.85 million Grocery store, pharmacy, health and wellness facility, nancial institution, family/social entertainment Aordable housing New Urban Communities Oered $4 million Was the No. 1 plan recommended by CRA selection committee in 2013 and by WARC 184 residential units in original proposal, now between 150-195 units 41,500-square-feet of retail, oce space, restaurant space and a grocery store in original proposal, now 28,000-square feet of retail and oce and grocery store at least 18,000-squarefeet. Prime Group Oered $3 million 42,000-square-feet retail including full service super market 48,000-four-story oce building with retail on rst oor 108 room hotel 68 rental apartments Built Faireld Inn in e Set nonprot or wear a Warrior Sailing shirt while they lm. And instead of just sending a Happy Together shirt to fans, they ask that they make a $25 donation in exchange for the mer chandise. In addition, they helped sponsor a camp in Annapolis, Md. where they spoke about the benets of sailing for leisure cruising. ey also hosted a Beyond our Camps event in California where they invited graduates of the program onto their vessel for a half-day sailing experience. Going to the Warrior Sailing events is so rewarding, Randy said. ey are all broken and anything we can do to help repair them. Being Delray residents, the couple wants to bring War rior Sailing to their hometown for an event. ey are working with the group to plan a Beyond the Camp event in Delray where alumni will be able to spend the day on Hobie Cat sailboats. Details are still being hashed out and a date will be forthcoming. And for their next adventure? ey will be sailing the boat back to Florida by the end of year just before a new boat, the Leopard 50, arrives in January. ey will spend a year outtting the boat before joining World ARC 2020, a rally that starts in Saint Lucia and ends in Australia. We are having a really good time with this whether the camera is on or not, Randy said. To subscribe to their YouTube channel, visit https:// www.youtube.com/user/rksmith5464 To learn more about Warrior Sailing, visit http://war riorsailing.org [FROM PG 2]Delray sailors
46 South Florida Garlic Fest featured on Carnival Eats Season 6 premiere Garlic AngelsStaff report Tune into the Cooking Channels season premiere of Carnival Eats on July 15 at 9 p.m. to see the South Flor ida Garlic Fest featured. Festival Management Group, which in charge of the putting on the event, is hosting a viewing party at Buddha Sky Bar from 8-10 p.m. e event companys Wellington Bacon & Bourbon Fest will also be featured during the fall season of the show. Both events have origins in Delray Beach. Garlic Fest will return to John Prince Park from Feb. 9-10. Bacon & Bourbon Festival heads back to the Village of Wellington Community Center & Amphitheater on March 22-24. Trio of Delray businesses team up for Rock the Block event Staff report Bella Reina Spa, Auent Finds and 2nd Time Around have teamed up for the 1st Annual Rock the Block for Cancer on George Bush Boulevard. From 4-7 p.m. on July 19 you can enjoy shopping, sips and savories while supporting the ght against cancer. From luxury boutique shopping to a mini spa package, the event will be lled with something for everyone. Each business, located in the 800 block of George Bush Blvd., will have exclusive oers, rocking sales discounts, jazz music by Andrew Mayo, light bites and door blockbusters to celebrate. Bella Reina Spa, celebrating their ninth year in business, is the prestigious winner of the Best Day Spa in North America. Touted in the New York Times for skin care coaching, the spa will have a Mini Spa Package set up for guests. e spa stations include Keratin Hand Glove Treatments, Green Tea Organic Leg Massages and Mini Blueberry Enzyme Facials. Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 at the door, with 50 percent of the ticket proceeds going to American Cancer Society. Other Rock the Block specials include product giveaways and a spa rae. Auent Finds, the top rated Delray Beach resale boutique oers a fantastic selection of all the top designer brands that their clients know and love, such as Armani, Chanel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Escada, Gucci, & Valentino, just to name a few. Celebrating nine years in business, Auent Finds celebrates a love of high end fashion and luxury retail. e Rock the Block specials include 20 percent o everything in the store (sale mer chandise too!) and you can enter to win a $100 Auent Finds gi card. Second Time Around Consignment Boutique is a Delray Beach staple and celebrating 40 years in East Delray. Not only does the boutique have consignments, but they focus on Vintage, and hard to nd unique shoes, purses and clothing. Popular designers include LV, Chanel, Pucci, Gucci, Fendi, Lilly, j.McLaughlin and Gretchen Scott.While shopping here, experience the unique fashion stylists expertise in re-making you from head-totoe. e Rock the Block specials include: buy 2 get 1 free on all clothing, $100 gi certicate rae and every 30 minutes free give-a-ways. Order Taste of Haiti box to your doorstep By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor You can now sample the avors of Haiti without visiting the country, thanks to a new subscription Taste of Haiti box. Taste Haitian food without leaving your home when you sign up to subscription, which will provide you with food products, beauty and jewelry from the island country, every other month. Vendors vary from Rhum Barbancourt, Valmas Cremas, MelangeHaiti and HaiTea to Caribrew, Rebo Mamba and Kreyol Essence. From the array of choices, the Taste of Haiti Box ensures that no two products will be duplicated and guarantees the authenticity of every item. Alnie Innocent said she came up with the subscription box, which she will launch on July 14, aer selling Haitian products at the Delray GreenMarket. I wanted to introduce Haitian product in the Delray market, she said. People can give a gi box to their friends and to people who arent Haitian so they can taste the culture. She said she the idea popped into her head about two years ago aer a Delray chamber member asked if she had some of her Haitian products. Innocent said the box may have items you can snack on or cook. ey will either be made in Haiti or have an ingredient with ties to the country. If you sign up in July, your rst box will arrive in August, she said. For information on how to subscribe visit www.tasteof haitibox.com or email email@example.com. By: Kate Teves Delray Beach Historical Society archivist Special to the Delray Newspaper Just a bit of refreshment! ats the lively note written on the back of this image. It hails from a July 4th celebration at the Delray Beach Pavilion where young and old gathered to celebrate their country. Like most women of the time, these two are dressed head-to-toe in white linen. e long, modest dresses were relatively unrestricting and protected their wearer from mosquitoes and other pests. (You can see one of these dresses on display in our current exhibits.) Its easy to imagine just how frustrating it must have been to keep these dresses clean along Delrays dirt roads. Maybe that is why several of Delrays earliest female settlers banded together in 1902 to build a sidewalk along Atlantic Avenue. ey called themselves the Ladies Improvement Association, and they were determined to build their little frontier settlement into a cleaner, more civilized town. Following the success of their sidewalk project, the ladies set o to do more: they replaced the lighter barges over the canal, established the towns rst cemetery, built a town hall, started the rst newspaper, built the rst library, organized clean-up days for the city; secured land from owners on both sides of Atlantic Avenue to widen the street; petitioned for the right of women to vote in local elections; helped pay the salary of the public school janitor; promoted a community Christmas Tree, gave a New Years Day reception open to the public; gave the Board of Trade banquet; took charge of bath houses and pavilion; beautied the school grounds; donated the Hall for public meetings; held community singing programs; and sponsored welfare examinations for babies and so forth! eir legacy continues in the work of the Delray Beach Womens Club a robust network that, like the women of the early 20th century, joins together to create positive change for the citizens of our town. As you celebrate the Fourth of July this year, join us in remembering the pioneering women who built Delray into the city we love today. It wasnt by accident that Delray became one of the best little towns in America. Photo courtesy of the Delray Beach Historical Society. Noah Cappe with Mr. Garlic. Photo courtesy of Festival Management Group.
47 Meet the teamReach us at: DelrayNewspaper.com 561-299-1430 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Heres what we thinkBy: Jeff Perlman Editor-In-Chief Recently, we found an old menu on Facebook from Toms Place, an iconic culinary mecca that once ruled Boca Raton. And we mean mecca, because people made pilgrimages to Toms Place to wor ship at the altar of Toms sublime bbq ribs. e Boca Historical Society shared the post and it got a big reaction on their page. Aside from the really low prices ($1.50 chicken sandwiches!) it struck a chord of nostalgia in those of us lucky to have experienced Toms amazing food. We remember visiting Toms many years ago where we witnessed someone going up to the take out window and ordering brisket which was met with a quizzical look. We talked about that experience for years. But we digress. Nostalgia is a powerful thing. We tend to remember the good stu and disregard the rest. So we remember Toms but tend to forget that we werent exactly awash in restaurants back in the 80s. Of course, there were some great placesthe Arcade Tap Room, Bostons on the Beach, Scarlett OHaras, Ken and Hazels, Damianos, Pineapple Grille, Splendid Blendeds, LaVielle Maison, Arturos, Cae Luna Rosa and there is more. But As good as the old giants were and are (heres looking at you CLR), it seems like we are living in a golden age of restaurants. Everywhere you look, even in nondescript locations, there exists some great restaurants. Innovative menus, knowledgeable servers, gied chefs, interesting interior designs, exciting cra cocktails and beers, world class wine lists, unique concepts. We are living in a special era. And the arms race seems to be just beginning. Food halls, green markets, secret suppers, farm to table concepts, cra breweries, food tours, food trucks its extraordinary. Even convenience stores are turning into foodie havens, with artisanal sandwiches, kale salads and specialty breads. We are also living in a great age of creativity. To combat e-commerce and to stand out in the crowd, retailers, theater owners, hoteliers and even oce developers are stepping up their games. (Boutique hotels, co-working, pop-up concepts etc). For retail its all about the experience. Movie theaters have added food, plush seating, lm clubs and cocktailsa far cry from sticky oors, popcorn loaded with transfats and jujubes (remember those odd fruit chews?). While the changes are rapid and ongoing (please save the raisinet) the outcomes are pretty cool. Some local examples are iPic and the Living Room eater at FAU. Both have raised the bar on the movie going experience and both seem to be doing well in the era of streaming and binge watching Netix. Sometimes the changes and the speed of change seems overwhelming. So yes, we miss the good old days. But isnt today and tomorrow exciting? Op/ed: Suicides on rise, local help available By: Robert Weinroth Special to the Boca Newspaper In junior high (the precursor to middle school), I vividly recall reading anarrative poemwritten byEdwin Arlington Robinson, rst published in 1897 and later to serve as the basis of a Simon & Garfunkel song, Richard Cory, Whenever Richard Cory went down town, We people on the pavement looked at him: He was a gentleman from sole to crown, Clean favored, and imperially slim. And he was always quietly arrayed, And he was always human when he talked; But still he uttered pulses when he said, Good-morning, and he glittered when he walked. And he was richyes, richer than a king And admirably schooled in every grace: In ne, we thought that he was everything To make us wish that we were in his place. So on we worked, and waited for the light, And went without the meat, and cursed the bread; And Richard Cory, one calm summer night, Went home and put a bullet through his head. I think of those words each time theres a report of another famous person with wealth and popularity committing suicide. e deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade are but the most recent, amid a new CDC report showing an uptick in suicides rates in almost every state since 1999. Coincidentally, Boca Ratons Promise e Alliance For Youth was established in 1999, in response to Retired General Colin Powells visit naming Boca Raton a Community of Promise. Founding Board Member and Executive Director, Rita rasher has focused attention on mental health priorities establishing outreach to cities and County stakeholders. Breaking e Silencewould become the project banner for community education and awareness with the objective of removing the stigma of mental illness and starting community conversations. Most recently, rasher has launched I Am 1, a documentary project recognizing that many are aected by metal illness. The American Association of Suicidology has published a list of Suicide Warning Signs an easy-to-remember mnemonic: (IS PATH WARM): Suicidalideation suicidal thoughts. IncreasedSubstance(alcohol or drug)use No reason for living; no sense of Purposein life Anxiety, agitation, unable to sleep or sleeping all of the time FeelingTrapped like theres no way out Hopelessness Withdrawal from friends, family and society Rage, uncontrolledAnger seeking revenge Acting Reckless or engaging in risky activities, seemingly without thinking DramaticMood changes If you or someone you know might be at risk of suicide, you can nd help here in Palm Beach County, Okeechobee or the Treasure Coast at the 211 Help Line which can be reached by Calling: 2-1-1; or (561) 383-1112; or (866) 882-2991 211 Helpline can also be reached by Texting, Online Chat, or by Email. To Text: text your zip code to 898211. e trained specialists at the 211 Crisis Call Center are required to go through an extensive 100-hour training before they take their rst call. e Center, located in Lantana answers an average 300 calls a day. Since the recent passing of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, the Center has seen a spike in calls about suicide. Historically, when a high-prole person dies by suicide, the celebrity-suicide eect oen leads to copycat deaths. In the four months aer Robin Williams took his life in 2014,there was a 10 per cent increase(almost 2,000 additional suicides)! e Suicide Prevention Lifeline gives these suggestions if a friend or loved one is thinking about suicide: Be direct. Talk openly and matter-of-factly about suicide. Be willing to listen. Allow expressions of feelings. Accept the feelings. Be non-judgmental. Dont debate whether suicide is right or wrong, or whether feelings are good or bad. Dont lecture on the value of life. Get involved. Become available. Show interest and support. Dont dare him or her to do it. Dont act shocked. is will put distance between you. Dont be sworn to secrecy. Seek support. Oer hope that alternatives are available but do not oer glib reassurance. Take action. Remove means, like weapons or pills. Get help from people or agencies specializing in crisis intervention and suicide prevention. It can be scary when a friend or loved one is thinking about suicide. Its hard to know how a suicidal crisis feels and how to act. Call the 211 Helpline or the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800.273.TALK (8255) at any time for help if a friend is struggling. Letter to the editorEvery 17 hours a Florida child is either injured or killed by gun violence. Last week we discovered that Florida institutions failed to protect our children. Adam Putnams Department of Agriculture failed to conduct background checks on tens of thousands of concealed-carry permits. is is unacceptable and reprehensible. A mailroom staer stopped reviewing background checks on applicants because she couldnt log into the system. From Pulse Nightclub to Stoneman Douglas hasnt our state been through enough? Floridians deserve a full accounting of this dangerous episode in ineptitude. Putnam should resign from his post as head of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. He should also withdraw from the governors race based on this monumental failure of leadership. Joanna SackelVolunteer, Florida chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense
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