Plans for West Atlantic Ave. redevelopment site to be determined this month Agency board pushes for more negotiations with developer who previously failed to close on propertyBy: Marisa Herman Associate Editor e countdown is on for Uptown Atlantic to come to an agreement with Delrays Community Redevelopment Agency board if it wants to build on West Atlantic Avenue. e agency board gave sta the OK to continue negotiations with the developer, who already failed to bring its approved project to fruition. e developer has until Aug. 3 to come up with an agreement to bring to the board for consideration. How many times do we want to see a person fail in what they have to do before you recognize this could be another time to disappoint us on the West side, longtime resident of the West Atlantic neighborhood Alfred Straghn said. Currently, Uptown proposes paying $1.2 million for 6 acres of land recently valued at $15.4 million. In exchange, they plan to build a project that includes aordable housing units, a grocery store, pharmacy and space for oces and shops. We are ready to go, developer John Flynn told the board last month. e decision to keep negotiations going was a 5-2 vote with board members Ryan Boylston and Bill Bathurst casting dissenting votes. Both said they would like to see the project go through a new, competitive bidding process. Simultaneously, the board unanimously voted to allow sta to prepare a request for proposal to issue in case negotiations with Uptown Atlantic fail. at document will be ready by the Aug. 15 board meeting. e Uptown project was considered a dead Art Deco historian Sharon Koskoff gives birth to a visual feast By: Diane Feen Contributing Writer ere is art and there are artists Sharon Kosko is both. e muralist, teacher, author, preservationist, lecturer and artiste is one step away from the canvases and walls she embellishes. While watching her teach (or spending time with her) you realize that Kosko is a work of art herself. She inhabits the air around her as one visual masterpiece drawn in dier ent directions of color whether it be her persona or her artwork. As a professional artist, I am always ready to experiment, learnsomething new, discover ideas, collect art books,visit museums and collaborate with others. My life is about anything and everything to do with art! I eat, sleep and drink art, said Kosko, who just unveiled her newest book, Mu rals of the Palm Beaches. e book is a colorful pictorial look at the murals in Palm Beach County with [CONT. PG 2] [CONT. PG 2] A rendering of the Uptown Atlantic project that is proposed for West Atlantic Avenue. Photo courtesy of City of Delray. Dine Out Downtown (15) New procedure performed at DMC (17) Budget for back to school (28) Property values increase again (43)DELRAYNEWSPAPER.COM AUGUST | 2018Artist Sharon Kosko penned new book. Submitted photo.
2 [FROM PG 1]Plans for West Atlantic Ave. redevelopment site to be determined this month deal when the developer John Flynn failed to meet a contractual deadline. At the time, the agency board of independent members, dissolved the contract. en, commissioners took over the board and added two volunteers. About a week later, Flynns company, now named Uptown Atlantic from Equity Delray, wrote a letter to the board stating they were still interested in building the project. When the new board agreed to look into reviving the deal from, it triggered a response from six other developers, who submitted letters of interest. Uptowns unsolicited oer was the lowest. e RFP process would allow anyone interested in the land to provide a purchase price and their idea on what to build. Bathurst said his two concerns were price and the design of the project. e Uptown deal would give the agency $1.2 million for the 6 acres. e agency spent more than $7 million over 17 years to acquire the land. A recent appraisal valued the site at worth more than $15 million. We put a lot of tax money into this, $7 million, Bathurst said. e fact that we would sell something we bought for $7 million for $1 million, that really hurts me. He added he like some of the design elements he saw in the other proposals that came in. ose proposals also oered higher prices for the land ranging from $2 million to $6 million. e sale price concerned many of the residents who showed up at the meeting last month to discuss plans for the site. Selling property that is worth $15 million for $1.2 that is a slap in the face to us when you have been oered as high as $6 million, resident Ernestine Halliday said. Equity had their hands at it rst. If they didnt do anything with it the rst time, we have no guarantee they are going to do anything with it the second time. Palm Beach County tax collector and Delray resident Anne Gannon agreed the city should go through a bidding process. She said she was coming to speak as the citys conscience. You are elected ocials and the highest charge you have is to ensure that you are good stewards of our public money, she said. Our city needs to get the highest price for this property. Representatives from the Downtown Development Authority, Chamber of Commerce and past agency board members all favored a competitive bidding process. e Uptown Atlantic proposal could be submitted for consideration in that process. is community deserves a fresh choice to get the best possible project that benets the community, DDA member Peter Arts said. Boylston said he supported the bid process because its transparent and would incorporate the citys new development rules, which changed aer the Uptown project received approval. You are asking me to accept a project that is the denition of gentrication, Boylston said. Its a project dropped into a community with very little for the community. is project needs to be an extension of our community and it needs to be a gem of our city. But supporters of the Uptown project say the current project will be built faster and put the property on the tax roles sooner. We need to move forward, board member Angie Gray said. ey are ready to move forward. We need redevelopment and we need it now. historical reference of each one. Unfortunately, some of the hand-painted larger-than-life murals are no longer at their birth place. As Kosko says in her book, one coat of paint can negate the process of illustrious genius. erein lies the purpose of this inspirational gi to those who value what mother nature gave birth to, but artists laid claim to. I wrote Murals of the Palm Beaches as a legacy project to leave behind a visual history of public art in the Palm Beaches, she said. Many landmark murals have been demolished and my book catalogs their existence and answers the question,How did we get here today? What most people dont know is that in the past public murals were deemed unacceptable by county ocials whose approval was necessary to paint them. Kosko had to go against the grain to get her murals o the ground and against the wall. ats the reason she worked so hard to preserve the legacy of these gargantuan colorful works of public art. In 1996 I discovered county-owned public schools who welcomed the group mural projects, thereby circumventing bureaucracy. I worked with teachers and classroom youth to paint interior and exterior school walls throughout the county. In a karmic way this was a blessing. According to Kosko, school principals noticed that students ourished academically from educational mural environments. As the economy soared and new construction developed, Palm Beach County public school consultant contracts were signed, and hundreds of school walls were adorned with colorful murals. Her Loves Drug Mural, that went up in 1994 in Pineapple Grove, took 90 volunteers to create and was 67-feet wide and 14-feet high. is mural and countless others are in this magical book that will inspire readers to delve deeper into the historical signicance and creative genius of its creators. Kosko is perhaps one of the most prolic mural artists in the county. She is relentless in lling empty spaces with beauty and includes children and adults to paint by her side. When asked about the importance of murals in public spaces she says, It provides a sense of place and a legacy of art, history, and cultural signicance for future generations. at is precisely what Koskos life has been about. She inherited the Art Deco mantle from its originator Barbara Baer Capitman, who was an Art Deco savior (and provocateur) in Miami Beach in the 80s. Kosko took that mantle and ran with it. She is the founding President of the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches and gives tours and lectures on anything related to Art Deco. Kosko was the keynote speaker at the ird Annual Art Deco Festival in France and won the Muse Award of Excellence in Arts Education (2014 to 2016) from the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. She is also a frequent art educator at Old School Square, where you can learn the art of mix-media collage (and witness her brilliance). Copeland Davis played a piano that Kosko hand-painted for the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation. She also created the mosaic-tiled bases on the columns at the entrance to Pineapple Grove and collaborates with Osceola Park activists to organize Art in the Alley community art installations. With so much on her plate teaching, lecturing, painting and writing, why does Kosko keep creating these colorful life-size murals? I create large scale environments and murals that engage (and allow the viewer) to connect to art. Public art creates an open dialogue in the community, a sense of place and makes peoples lives better. Kosko continues to enrich peoples lives through art and contributes to a higher collective art consciousness. She has accomplished perhaps more than the great artists of our time, yet when you meet her she is as down-to-earth as the toll booth taker at the turnpike. To some she is the Art Deco lady, but to those who know her Kosko is a true Delray treasure. You can see hear her speak, buy the book and see her artwork at upcoming OSS events. Sept. 4-9 Spotlight Gallery Retrospective Murals by Sharon Kosko Sept. 5 Art Talk Premiere Book Signing of MOTPB Sept. 7 ArtWalk Spotlight Artist Sept. 13 Mix Master: Color MixingWorkshop For information call 561-243-7922 BySha ron@ArtDecoPB.org Art Deco historian Sharon Koskoff gives birth to a visual feast[FROM PG 1] A map of the six acres up for redevelopment on West Atlantic Avenue. Photo courtesy of City of Delray. Sharon Koskos Loves Drug Mural, that went up in 1994 in Pineapple Grove, took 90 volunteers to create and was 67-feet wide and 14-feet high. Submitted photo.
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4 Delray based Breast Health Navigator to educate African American woman about breast health By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Susan G. Komen South Florida is aiming to educate more women about their breast health in communities that are at the most risk for aggressive forms of breast cancer. It is doing so with a newly created position, the Breast Health Navigator, located in Delray Beach. African American breast cancer survivor Melissa Dixon was tapped for the role, which involves creating relationships and partnerships with Delray community members and groups to help bring educational resources to residents and ultimately reduce breast cancer disparity for women of color. e position is one of the rst of its kind and will help support the new Community-Based Breast Health Navigator Pilot Program for the global Susan G. Komen organization. Melissa is uniquely qualied to lead this new pilot program for Susan G. Komen as a survivor and as a womens healthcare professional with an exceptionally compassionate nature, said Kate Watt, Susan G. Komen South Florida Executive Director.She understands the importance of grassroots education, culture, and trust to ensure women get the life-saving care they need to help us reduce disparities. e position is funded through the Quantum Foundation and the new Susan G. Komen South Florida Promise Fund. e fund was established at the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties by Susan G. Komens sister, Nancy Brinker, and Julie Fisher Cummings and Laurie Silvers to respond to the growing healthcare crisis for women in Florida. Dixon can be found out and about in the Delray community dispelling myths, hosting educational sessions and breaking cultural barriers. Rather than a stuy hospital setting, she will get into local gathering places to help women overcome any hurdles that may be preventing them from seeking preventative care. She said Delray was selected because of the number of African American women who live in the city and are in need. According to the U.S. Census, 8,654 African American women reside in the area, 26 percent of the total population lives in poverty, 11,153 individuals lack health coverage and 24,602 have public health benets. Dixon said African American women are at greater risk for triple negative breast canceran aggressive form of the diseaseand have a 40 percent higher mortality rate than white women. It was when she was going through chemotherapy that she said she realized she wanted to jump back into the workforce and help other women. I am an overachiever and I was bored when I was going through chemo, she said. I wanted to help other women. Dixon is no stranger to helping educate women about access to health. She was a Breast Health Educator for Planned Parenthood, a position that was actually funded by a Komen grant. When that grant ended, she transitioned into a new role at Planned Parenthood where she helped women enroll in Obamacare and other trajectories dealing with access to healthcare for women. en, she was oered the role of Navigator. I was excited to come back and do this and fulll this mission, she said. Delray judge recognized as Hometown Hero by city of WPBStaff report Last month, the city of West Palm Beach recognized Delray Beach judge and Marine Corps veteran Luis Delgado as its Hometown Hero. e city holds a military tribute annually during its 4th on Flager celebrations during the Fourth of July. is year, inclement weather prevented the Hometown Hero award from being presented. Delgado will be recognized on Aug. 13 during a WPB commission meeting. In 2000, Judge Delgado enlisted as a Private First Class in the USMC. He served in the Marines as a reservist while in college and received an honorable discharge aer reaching the rank of sergeant. In 2004, while enrolled in Law School, he answered the call to actively serve and was deployed to Iraq with the 4th Air Naval Gunre Liaison Company during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was the Noncommissioned Ocer in Charge of Motor Transportation and provided combat support for an area covering 16,000-square-kilometers of hostile territory. Currently, he serves as a judge on the 15th Judicial Circuit, the Circuit Court for Palm Beach County, and presides over juvenile delinquency, juvenile dependency and unied family court matters in Delray Beach. In conjunction with Inlet Grove High School, he presides over a diversion program designed to keep children out of the court system. In addition, he frequently visits elementary schools to discuss the court system with children. Prior to his current role, he was a criminal defense attorney, where he handled approximately 20 cases pro bono for indigent clients who needed representation, and before that, he was an Assistant State Attorney in Palm Beach County. I care deeply about my local community and truly appreciate this recognition, said Judge Delgado, upon learning he was named the 2018 Hometown Hero. I am incredibly honored to have served our country and am proud to be part of a community that commemorates the military, especially on a day that carries so much importance. Judge Delgado was born in Peru and at the age of 6 moved to Palm Beach County with his family. He graduated from John I. Leonard High School in Greenacres. In 2004, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Florida. In 2008, he graduated from the Fredric G. Levin College of Law. West Palm Beach Mayor Muoio and Judge Luis Delgado. Photo courtesy of the City of West Palm Beach.
5 things you need to know this August in Delray Beach 1 e 5th Annual Delray Beach Retailers Summer Clearance Sale returns to the Seagate Hotel & Spa on Aug. 17 and 18. e event features local businesses and retailers in one place at the Reef Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Save on sale items from stores like BOLO, Circe & Swag, Morley, Native Sun, Nicoles Boutique, Periwinkle, Petite Connection, Sara Campbell, TAJ, Tommy Bahama and Trilogy. Call 561-6654940 for more information. 2 e Interfaith Cafe will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 16 at the South County Civic Center. e topic this month is Admissions of a Juvenile Court Judge. Judge Ronald Alvarez will speak about his experiences with youth and prisons while he was on the bench in the juvenile division of the circuit court. He and his wife, Elaine, were leaders in establishing the Childrens Services Council of Palm Beach County. He has been a champion for children in the courtroom and the community giving the most at-risk children a voice, and a chance. 3 e Caring Kitchen meal preparation is now located at Cason United Methodist Church. CROS Ministries announced the move is temporary and is scheduled to last through the beginning of 2019. ey are searching for a permanent space for meal preparation. e Caring Kitchen program serves a hot mid-day meal ve days a week and supper on Sundays. Volunteers prepare the meals. Sta and volunteers then transport the cooked food to local partner congregations where the meals are served. Volunteers also prepare bagged lunches to distribute on Saturdays and prepare meals for the homebound three days a week. Meal service happens through community partnerships with Resurrection Life Fellowship Church, Cason United Methodist Church, St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Ebenezer Wesleyan Methodist Church, Haitian United Church of e Nazarene, Church of Our Savior and Avenue Church. 4 Head to the Delray Beach Public Library for two new exhibits. People: Imagined & Real by Fanny Fishman and Phyllis Goldenberg and Lithographs in Motion by Jay Cerola are on display through Sept. 21. Meet the artists on Aug. 3 from 3-4 p.m. with an art talk at 3:30 p.m. at the library. 5 e School District of Palm Beach County is an A-rated district, and has the highest number of District-operated A schools when compared with other large urban school districts. According to school grades released by the Florida Department of Education, the District ranks highest in Florida on total number of points earned when compared with other large urban districts. e District also was highest among its peer districts in math achievement, science achievement, math learning gains for all students and high school graduation rate. Overall, 71 District-operated schools earned As from the state, and 36 District-operated schools earned Bs. Sixty-ve percent of all District-operated schools can boast A and B ratings, a 4 percentage point increase from the 2016-2017 school year. 6 e 2018 Celebration of Education Breakfast hosted by the Delray Chamber will take place from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 9 at the Delray Beach Golf Club. Special Guest speaker is Palm Beach County School District Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy II, Ed. D. 7 espians can audition for a role in Agatha Christies A Murder is Announced on Aug. 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. e Delray Beach Playhouse is looking for ve men and seven women for roles in the production, which is scheduled to run from Oct. 5-21. Prepared monologues are welcome, but not necessary. For more information, call 561-272-1281 Ext. 5. 8 Two Delray elementary schools improved their school grade this past year. Plumosa School of the Arts and Orchard View Elementary both increased their school grade from a C to a B. 9 rough Aug. 21, there will be a single lane closure on SE 4th Ave. while construction for the iPic eater parking garage is underway. e garage and oce project is being built by Finfrock Construction. Construction activity will run Monday-ursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, the lane will be open. All businesses within the block are open and Finfrock will ensure access for customers and employees as much as possible. Finfrock will make every eort to ensure vehicular trac for employee and customer parking. 10 Delray Beach-based event planners Festival Management Group will be featured once again on the Cooking Channel for its Wellington Bacon & Bourbon Fest. e festival, which began in Delray, will be highlighted on Carnival Eats Season 6 at 9 p.m. on Aug. 26. City, residents against state plans to add Turbo Lane at busy intersection Staff report e Florida Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin construction later this month on a turbo lane at the northbound on-ramp to Interstate 95 at Atlantic Avenue to alleviate trac backups. But safety concerns for pedestrians and bicyclists have city ocials and residents asking the state to hold o on the plans. e project includes adding: the turbo lane, a small concrete wall so drivers cant cut over lanes, a shared bike lane on Atlantic Avenue between Congress Avenue and Northwest 12th Avenue, a second southbound right-turn lane from Congress Avenue onto Atlantic Avenue and a second northbound right-turn lane from Congress Avenue onto Atlantic Avenue. Especially of concern for commissioners is the turbo lane, which would not require drivers to stop. Many Atlantic High students walk to and from school along that way and the added turbo lane as well as other lanes proposed on Congress Avenue are worrisome for commissioners. Our NW/SW community, which is east of 95 and most of those kids go to school west of 95, Commissioner Bill Bathurst said. My main concern is the students. e cars dont stop. FDOT project manager uc Le said it may be too late to make any changes to the project, which has been in the works since 2014. Le said the public was involved in meetings about the project in 2016. But Bathurst said most of the publics requested ideas were not taken into consideration or integrated into the FDOT plan. We have an intersection here, which is probably the most dangerous or at least the second most dangerous intersection in Delray and we are going to make it more so with this, former city commissioner Jim Chard said. Its further separating and bifurcating our city between east and west. Construction is estimated to take about a year. e total cost of the entire project is about $5.2 million.
6 Delray Chamber President and CEO Jeb Conrad 1 Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I hail from Indianapolis, Indiana originally, growing up in the capital city of now about 850,000. My father was a state elected ocial and thus grew up around politics and community service. I am a graduate of the Kelley School of Business of Indiana University. I have held many positions in the private sector prior to engaging in Chamber and economic development profession, including Simon Property Group and the Indianapolis Water Company. I have over 20 years of Chamber engagement both as a professional and as a member. I have 6 children, including a set of triplets, and a granddaughter. 2 What attracted you to Delray Beach and the chamber position? Upon leaving my previous post as President and CEO of the Greater Bloomington Chamber in Indiana, I began my search for an opportunity to bring my experience and knowledge to a new community that has the assets and structure of an organization to be successful. Delray Beach exudes a great quality of life, which was an important part of my search as well. Not only did I immediately become a fan of the community, but also was impressed by the Chamber leader ship, board, and structure. I was very specic with my geographic search as well, targeting areas that have characteristics that were important to me personally and Delray Beach met those needs. 3 What are your top three goals for the chamber? First and foremost goal for me is to evaluate our operating structure, consider eciency and management processes, to ensure our foundation is in place for success as a Chamber. is includes operating policies, organizational structure, and strategic areas of focus. Secondly, we must develop a forward, progressive strategic plan. An opportunity for the Board, sta and members to set a vision for the future of Chamber initiatives and strategies to help retain, grow and support local businesses and members. ird, continue to evaluate, grow and support membership through relevant information, advocacy and services that are in line with our local business interest and needs. is means ensure that we are playing in the proper and important areas that will engage and drive membership. 4 Why should a local business owner join the chamber? Our Chamber provides many support programs, services and opportunities for our members. A member of our Chamber will be connected to a large network of other businesses and leaders, have access to information that impact their business, and get the visibility and engagement for their business. As the voice of business, membership in the Chamber ensures that important and impacting business policies are being tracked, communicated and acted upon as needed on their behalf. e voice of many is more impactful than the voice of one. 5 What can we look forward to from the chamber as 2018 winds down? During 2018, expect to see the Chamber evaluate our business model to be more eective operationally, seek new and progressive opportunities to lead and partner in strategic economic development and become more strategically focused on how to support our members. We will operate with integrity and honesty, be an excellent local partner on behalf of the membership and add new programs that are relevant, while maintaining those important to our members. Delray Beach to set lower tax rateBy: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Delray Beach commissioners will honor a commitment to lower the tax rate by at least one-tenth of a mill for another year. Last month, commissioners set the cap for the highest amount the city will assess residents on property taxes. at amount totaled $6.9719 for every $1,000 of assessed property value. at means the owner of a $350,000 home with a $50,000 homestead exemption will likely pay $2,091 in property taxes for the upcoming 2018-2019 scal year. I dont think there is a lot of risk at lowering the millage rate, but you will have no exibility, City Manager Mark Lauzier said. e millage rate can be lowered even more but not raised until the nal number is adopted in September. Budget hearings, which are public hearings are scheduled for Sept. 6 and Sept. 25. Before the nal vote takes place, City Manager Mark Lauzier said he will hold town hall meetings with the community this month on Aug. 2, 6, and 8. Check the citys website for times and locations. He will walk commissioners through the citys budget entirely during a workshop meeting on Aug. 14. Just because the tax rate is lower does not mean residents tax bills will be less. Property values are on the rise, according the Palm Beach County Property Appraisers oce. In Delray Beach, the increase in property values over the last year totals 8.62 percent. e Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority, which is a taxing district, saw an increase of 11.63 percent. e DDA received initial support to charge its residents 1 mill. e authority is responsible for promoting and marketing the downtown. e tax rate will go through the same approval process as the city. Lauzier presented several scenarios to commissioners before they selected keeping in line with a 10-year plan to lower the millage rate by 1/10 of a mill every year. He said the lower amount is a balanced budget, but it does not fund year three of a three-year-city plan to increase public safety in the city by adding police ocers and reghters. at was a concern for Commissioner Shirley Johnson, who cast the sole dissenting vote on the lower rate. We never want to pay for what we want to get, she said. We are bringing on additional population, but we are keeping our police ocers where they are, and I for one dont see enough police ocers on the street. We cant keep growing and keep cutting. If the city kept the millage rate the same as this current year, the city would have about $800,000 extra dollars to work with. If it increased the tax rate by a mill the city would have an extra $1.6 million, Lauzier said. Some commissioners said the city should aim to continue to decrease its tax rate. Commissioner Adam Frankel said his goal would be a 5 percent decrease. We are gong to need to do a better job of collecting outstanding debt, Mayor Shelly Petrolia said. Commissioner Bill Bathurst added that revenue from new construction and parking meters will help bring new money into the citys coers. Davis Cup to Delray?e city of Delray Beach will consider hosting the Davis Cup at the Delray Beach Tennis Stadium. In order for the Davis Cup to come to Delray, the United States must advance far enough and the city must be selected as the host. e United States is scheduled to take on Croatia in the semi-nals from Sept. 14-16 in Split, Croatia. e Davis Cup will take place from Nov. 23-25. City Manager Mark Lauzier compared hosting the tennis tournament to hosting the FIFA World Cup. We are in very sti competition, he said. Even if it is a long shot, commissioners gave the OK to look into submitting an application. e host city would be responsible for about $100,000 worth of in-kind services as well as a $400,000 payment, Lauzier said. Commissioners approved spending $100,000 only if the city is selected as the host. Lauzier said other groups like the Palm Beach County Sports Commission would likely help with funding if the city is selected. Its international recognition, Commissioner Adam Frankel said. I am in favor of going forward. Delray has previously hosted both Davis Cup and Fed Cup matches.
7 LIFE Dont miss Summer Sidewalk Sale  INSIDE Palm Beach County Dine Out Downtown Delray Boca Holocaust survivor pens memoir By: Jan Engoren Contributing Writer Now 85, Samuel Colman looks back at his life with a mixture of satisfaction, wonder, surprise, gratefulness and a steely sense of accomplishment. In 1939, the Boca Raton resident was six and living in Poland when the Nazis came to power. Instead of heading o to Kindergar ten like his non-Jewish peers, Colman was forced to ee with his parents and brother east toward the Ukraine. To say it was not an easy time is an understatement. Colman survived many obstacles and it is this mixed blessing that resonates most with him now as he contemplates his life in a new memoir. He cites Psalm 113, He raises the needy from the dust, from the trash heaps he lis the destitute, as inspiration and a possible title for the book: Lied from the Trash Heap. ree years ago he was moved to put pen to paper to recollect his experiences aer a great-grandchild asked him why he spoke French. He didnt know much about my life, said Colman; a life that involved surviving, resilience and reinventing oneself. is book is a legacy to my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Even though my world fell apart, overcoming obstacles has given my life meaning, Colman said. Along with his family, Colman was trapped in Russian occupied Western Ukraine and deported to the Siberian gulags from which he feared they would never return. He recalls his mother, an optimist, saying, All this is temporary. God will help us. We will survive. While he, his brother and mother passed the war years in Siberia, Soviet Central Asia andthe Soviet Ukraine, his father died in the gulags when he was seven. When the war ended in 1945, the family returned to Poland where they were met with pogroms. ey escaped again; his mother and brother to Israel, and Colman settling for a time in France. In 1954 he immigrated to the U.S., found a job in New York and began night school studying engineering. He met his wife, Shifra, who had sur vived two German death camps, and the couple married and had three children two boys and a girl. Subsequently, Colman developed an interest in politics and was elected to the Rockland County (NY) legislature and promoted to chair. Aer two successful terms he ran and was elected to the New York State Assembly where he became assistant majority leader. In 1985, on the 40th anniversary of the end of World War II, he was involved in the protests surrounding then-President Ronald Reagans visit to the military cemetery in Bitburg, Germany, where many of Hitlers Waen-SS were buried, causing outrage in the Jewish community. He also advocated at the highest levels of the US government on behalf of for mer US intelligence ocer, Jonathan Pollard, who provided classied infor mation to the Israeli government, and was sentenced to life imprisonment. He was released in 2015, aer serving 30 years of that sentence. Aer Colmans successful terms in the New York State Assembly, he ran for county executive of Rockland County in the Democratic party. Although he lost, he was reelected to the New York State Assembly and worked to change the judicial system, a cause to which he is still committed. Aer 18 years in the Assembly, Colman retired and ran without opposition for judge in Ramapo Justice Court, where he served two four-year terms. Now living in Century Village, Colman looks back at his life despite its tribulations, with satisfaction and a sense of fulllment. Writing his memoir led Colman to view his mother anew as a hero. e book emerged as an ode to my mother, he said. Even though we were on the run for our lives, she always looked out for us and for a school for me. She did a magnicent job in raising us. Her dream was that we would go to college, be independent and grow up as observant Jews, Colman said. Colman has more than fullled his mothers expectations. Knowing I survived is a pleasant memory, he said. I have a beautiful life. I count my blessings. ose blessings include his beautiful wife of sixty years, three kids, 15 grandkids and approximately 30 great-grandkids hes not sure of the exact number. It is Jewish superstition not to count exactly, so as to avoid kayn ayin hara the evil eye. He keeps active, likes to read, and enjoys time with his extended family. He recently discovered the music of Elvis Presley and the Beatles, for which he was too busy working at the time, but now says, I have the opportunity now to enjoy it. Besides nishing his book and searching for a publisher, whats le for Colman to accomplish? I would like to see my eorts to reform the judicial system come to fruition, he says. Reecting back, to what does he attribute his survival during the war years? I dont think I could have survived without Gods help, he said. I was dealt a dicult hand, but despite that I feel my life was good and successful.When I look at my great-grandchildren they are my epilogue, Colman said. Samuel Colman, 85, of Boca Raton has penned a memoir Lied from the Trash Heap. Submitted photo. Samuel Colman with his family. Submitted photo.
8 Dont miss events 1 Head to Bocas Willow eatre at Sugar Sand Park to see Chicken Little: An Appalachian Musical Jamboree on Aug. 6. e show is presented by Atlantic Coast eatre for Youth. Chicken Little may be small, but she has a big imagination. Come along on her journey to warn everyone that e Sky Is Falling! is original musical is lled with toe-tapping mountain music, live instruments, and lively comic characters.Shows at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Rated G. Childs ticket includes one free carousel ride token and cookies & juice served in the lobby aer Tickets for all of these performances are $8 for adults and $6 for children 12 & under. Tickets can be purchased at the Willow eatre Box Oce at Sugar Sand Park Community Center, by calling 561-347-3948, or online at: www.willowtheatre.org 2 Shop and stroll at Delrays Arts Warehouse at the indoor Makers Market from Aug. 3-4. e two-day event will feature a ticketed event Friday, Aug. 3 and a public event on Saturday. Check out deep in the heart of the dry Southwest, 30 artists from Tucson, Albuquerque and El Paso surface in the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta exhibition. Inside the White Box is the rst indoor Makers Market. Friday Nights Maker Market is a $10 ticketed event with music, light bites, refreshments and rst dibs on shopping from 6 to 9 p.m. On Saturday, the Market is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 3 National Night Out returns to downtown Delray from 6 to 10 p.m. on Aug. 7 at Old School Square. e Delray Police Department invites you to lock your doors, turn on your outdoor lights and show support for the community by spending time with law enforcement and neighbors. 4 e 3rd annual Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week returns from Aug 1-7. Produced by the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority in partner ship with the Downtown Delray Beach restaurants, cafs and juice bars, make sure to grab lunch or dinner out while you are downtown. Participating restaurants oer specials and even cooking classes. Visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com/RestaurantWeek for a list of oers and to view participating restaurants. 5 e second annual Downtown Delray Beach Summer Sidewalk Sale will be held August 25-26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Explore the fashion boutiques, art galler ies and specialty shops downtown. ere will be savings inside and out, and you can enter to win a Summer Fun Delray Beach prize package. For more information, go to www.DowntownDelrayBeach.com/SidewalkSale 6 Celebrate Gumbo Limbo sea turtle ambassador Lunas birthday on Aug. 11. From 10 a.m. to noon there will be a shell-ebration for Lunas birthday. e winner of Lunas story contest will be announced. Meet in the buttery garden of the nature center, 1801 N. Ocean Blvd. 7 e Albert E. & Birdie W. Einstein Fund will be presenting Boca Ballet eatres production of Copplia. Copplia, a family favorite, is a farcical comedy about a boy, a girl, another girl whos not really a girl but a doll, and an eccentric doll-maker who attempts to bring his beautiful doll Copplia to life.is fun ballet launched Boca Ballet eatre in 1991 and is choreographed by Dan Guin with music by Leo Delibes and will feature Nicole Muratov with Ballet De Bordeaux in France, and Jared Matthews principal with Houston Ballet, who perform with the talented dancers of Boca Ballet eatres summer intensive program. Catch the show on Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m. or Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. at e Countess de Hoernle eatre, Spanish River High School. Tickets cost $40 for adults and $30 for children and seniors. Call 561-9950709or visit www.bocaballet.org for more information. 8 e Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce will host Wine & All at Jazz on Aug. 25 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Indulge in over 100 varieties of wine, cocktails and dinner by the bite from several of Bocas top restaurants. Enjoy live music, entertainment and dancing. 9 e 7th Annual Pirates and Princesses Party returns to Patch Reef Park from 10 a.m. to noon on Aug. 24. All pirates, swashbucklers, princesses and parents are invited to the fun family event. Walk the plank, dig for treasure and enjoy more activities at the community center at Patch Reef Park. e event costs $5 per child and is geared for children ages 2-5. 10 Sugar Sand Park is hosting its 7th annual Back to School Splash on Aug. 8. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m, families can enjoy water slides, a eld of bubbles, make & takes, giveaways, prizes drawings, music, and more at this free outdoor event. Kids ages 5-12 can enjoy four big water slides, a water spraying inatable elephant, concessions and enter to win prizes. e event is weather permitting. Guests should remember sunscreen, bug spray, bottled water, towels, hats, and a change of dry clothes if planning to visit the indoor Childrens Science Explorium or spend time inside the Community Center.
9 August calendar Old School Square Flora through Sept. 9 Cornell Art Museum ursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Admission: $8 (general); $5 (seniors 65+ and students with ID); free for children under 12, Old School Square members and veterans. is group exhibition features contemporary art inspired by natures owers and plant life from the blossom to the decay. e displays include installations by nationally and internationally recognized artists. First ursday Site Tour Aug. 2 Begins at Cornell Art Museum 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission: $8 Enjoy a presentation of vintage photos taking you through the history of Delray Beach followed by a site tour through the beautifully restored, historic school buildings of the Old School Square Campus! First Friday Art Walk Aug. 3 Spotlight Gallery at Cornell Art Museum 6-9 p.m. Free AdmissionDemocratic Womens Club of South Palm Beach CountyAug. 13 at 7:30 pm South County Civic Center Primary Candidate Forum Primary elections in Florida are August 28. All ve Gubernatorial Candidates have accepted our invitation. is will be one of the last times you will be able to come out to hear, meet and greet the Primary Candidates before casting your vote on Primary Day. Local and Municipal candidates from South Palm Beach County are also invited to speak. Refreshments included.Music at St. Pauls Baroque and Beyond Aug. 19 2:30 p.m. pre-concert conversation with composer Dr. Karl Henning 3 p.m. concert Mei Mei Luo, violin, & Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord St. Pauls Episcopal Church $20 suggested donation; children 18 and under FREE St. Pauls Episcopal Church is handicapped accessible For more information, visit http://www. music.stpaulsdelray.orgThe Artists Guild Opening reception Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. 2910 N Federal Highway Artphotographysculpturehand made jewelry For home or oce Representing 100 local artistsArts Garage Garage Queens Friday, Aug. 3 8-10 p.m. Premium Table Seating$ 25.00 | Reserved Table Seating$ 20.00 Flora is on display at Cornell Art Museum. Photo courtesy of Matt of 4th Ave Photography. e First ursday Site tour begins on Aug. 2. Photo courtesy of the Delray Beach Historical Society. A U G U S T
10 A jaw dropping competition for the title of Garage Queen! Arts Garage presents Garage Queen showcasing the art of Drag! e rst Friday of the months June through September Arts Garage 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! Fanni Sarkozy and Friends Saturday, Aug. 4 8-10 p.m. Reserved Table Seating $40.00 | Premium Table Seating $45.00 A multi-award winning pianist, singer and composer procient in jazz and classical music. With multiple recordings and awards, Fanni has became an inter nationally recognized artist. Her composition No Time To Lose won the Grand Prize of the International Songwriting Contest in France in 2010. In the same year, the Jazziz magazine released a review and a CD-attachment with one of her original songs. In 2012, she won the Best Jazz Album of the Year in Hungarys most prominent award, the Fonogram Awards with the Mrs. Columbo Band. e Norman Jackson Band Friday, Aug. 10 8-10 p.m. Reserved Table Seating $25.00 | Premium Table Seating $30.00 Ranked 3rd in the world at the 2016 International Blues Challenge Finals, the Norman Jackson Band is touring inter nationally promoting their new release, Its the Drummers Fault. e Soul Machine Norman Jackson was raised in Detroit and Chicago and learned from the true Blues and Soul masters. He mentored his prot g and saxophonist, Rick Shortt from the age of 12 to become the wild showman and lead player in the band. His nephew, the Boogieman was born and bred to be his drummer while adopting Danny Williams as his bassist from his church congregation.Norman and his band sing and play legitimate Blues through storytelling from their lives that will make you laugh, smile and will guarantee you GET DOWN as you Get Your Happy On! Julius Sanna Quartet Saturday, Aug. 11 8-10 p.m. Premium Table Seating $35.00 | Reserved Table Seating $30.00 Julius Sanna is a multifaceted musician with a rich tradition in jazz, soul, funk and world beat. Julius was born in Tanzania, raised in Kenya, and moved to the United States in 1997 to attend college, where he had the opportunity to tour Europe with SNU Jazz Band. Indie Rock & Carolena ursday, Aug. 16 8-10 p.m. General Admission: $10 Indigo Dreamers (Indie Rock) debut album, Lessons in Blue, document growing paints, nostalgia and joy of maturation. Carolena (Alternative Pop) is a 22 yearold singer, songwriter from South Flor ida. Carolena has an authentic, soulful sound of pop infused with reggae/r&b inuence, as well as tunes from her Latin background. Eric Steckel Friday, Aug.17 8-10 p.m. Premium Table Seating $30 | Reserved Table Seating $25 Hailed by many as the top rising star of Blues/Rock In an era where pedalboards, laptops and samples have become commonplace, Eric Steckel goes against the grain and harkens his listeners back to the days when great guitars were played loudly through great amps. Hailed by many as the top rising star of Blues/Rock, Eric delivers a powerhouse performance that has le audiences in 25 countries (and counting) mesmerized. He brings an energy and passion to the stage that never disappoints and is a must see for fans of vintage guitar rock Rotem Sivan Band Saturday, Aug. 18 8-10 p.m. Reserved Table Seating $40.00 |Premium Table Seating $45.00 Rotem Sivan is taking the NYC scene by storm. Described by DownBeat Magazine as a remarkable talent and a welcome new voice on the scene, he completed his studies in both classical composition and Jazz with honors in Tel Aviv & NYC. Sivan tours with his trio most of the year playing in world-renowned festivals and clubs. He has performed in countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Poland, UK, Slovenia, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Israel, USA, and Canada, among others, and has given workshops around the world in top universities and schools. Tal Cohen Friday, Aug. 24 8-10 p.m. Premium Table Seating $45 | Reserved Table Seating $40 Hailed by DownBeat Jazz Magazine as a...special talent that needs to be heard, Tal Cohens unique piano style owes its roots to the Jewish folk songs and classical music he played in his formative years growing up in Israel. Guitar Shorty Saturday, Aug 25 8-10 p.m. 15% 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 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 CONCERTS in the City 2018Friday, 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 Premium $45 | Reserved $40 Legendary guitarist/vocalist Guitar Shorty is a giant in the blues world. Compared to both Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy, Guitar Shorty has been electrifying audiences for ve decades with his supercharged live shows and his incendiary recordings. Like a bare-knuckled boxer, Shorty strikes with his blistering, physical guitar playing and his erce vocals, connecting directly with body and soul. e Pixels Retro 80s Experience Friday, Aug. 31 8-10 p.m. Reserved Table Seating $40.00 | Premium Table Seating $45.00 Featuring some of South Floridas most excellent totally tubular musician, e Pixels-Retro 80s Experience takes you back to the time of shoulder pads, skinny ties, leggings, and teased hair. e Pixels play 80s big hits from artists such as Madonna, Tears for Fears, Def Leppard, Cyndi Lauper, Hall & Oats, New Order, Animotion, Human League, and many more. Daggerwing Nature CenterMother Nature & Me: Polar Party Aug. 7, 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-5 (w/guardian), $4/child (Reser vations required) Get ready to jump and shout with Mother Nature through stories, live animals, activities, and a cra specically designed for toddlers and preschoolers! Intro to Archery Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m. Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required) Join the USA Archery and N.F.A.A. cer tied sta and learn about the sport of archery. is exciting program teaches archery safety skills and proper use of a bow and arrow before getting time to practice on the range. Daggerwing visits the library: Snakes Aug. 14, 3:30 p.m. Ages 5+, FREE (Reservations required) Enjoy a special program about snakes, featuring a visit from the nature centers resident animal ambassadors, at the Glades Road Branch Library! Call the Glades Road Branch Library for details and RSVP at 561482-4554. Mother Nature & Me: A is for alligator Aug. 21, 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-5 (w/guardian), $4/child (Reser vations required) Get ready to jump and shout with Mother Nature through stories, live animals, activities, and a cra specically designed for toddlers and preschoolers! Florida Animals Aug. 25, 10:30 a.m. Ages 5+, $3/participant (Reservations required) Meet live animals that can be found right here in Florida! Learn how these native creatures are adapted to survive in the many habitats found in our home state. THEATRE LABFlorida Atlantic University A Heckscher Theatre for Families ProductionU.S. PREMIERESeptember 8-30, 2018 Saturdays | 10:30 am Sundays | 3 pm Tickets $15 Children 18 & under free 561-297-6124 www.fauevents.comTheatre Lab | FAU Boca Raton
12 Back to school updates School back in session this month It will be back to school for Palm Beach County students on Aug. 13 To nd out what you need to know before the rst bell rings, visit the School District of Palm Beach Countys Back to School website. PalmBeachSchools.org/BacktoSchool has information on nding your school and registering, health requirements and immunizations, applying for free and reduced-priced meals, this years student and family handbook, school times, calendars and back to school news as its available. e Districts TV station, e Education Network (T.E.N.), has posted videos to the sitethat address frequently asked questions about the start of school as well as safety tips for drivers and students. School supply lists are available on each schools website which is searchable from the Back to School page, as well. Bus routes will be posted on Aug. 6 at 8 a.m. e Back to School page will be updated as more information becomes available, and follow the School District of Palm Beach County on Facebook/pbcsd and Twitter @PBCSD #MakeitSuperPBC School District of Palm Beach County Police Department receives full accreditation again e Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) has approved full reaccreditation for the School District of Palm Beach County School Police Department. is is the sixth time that School Police has received accreditation since 2003. Accreditation, a highly-prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, certies that the Departments policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services are in compliance with CFA standards. School Police must comply with approximately 260 standards in order to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues. Accreditation must be re-evaluated every three years. Carver Middle students travel abroad is summer, a group of 25 Carver Middle School students had a chance to practice their French on a trip to Canada. e group visited Montreal and Quebec from July 14-19. e trip was led by Dr. Daryl Pauling and Tanaya Anand. e main focus of the trip was to ensure the opportunities for real-life participation through their studies of language acquisition: French. Students in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program have the ability to learn French or Spanish. e Canada trip was the rst in many international trips planned. e next trip for international travel is Panama in the summer of 2019. FAU selected for Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program Veterans can now receive an entrepreneurship education at Florida Atlantic University. e Veterans Florida Entrepreneur ship Program has selected FAU as one of six network partners to administer the entrepreneur initiative to qualied veterans. e program consists of a self-paced online module, periodic on premise workshops and a cohort-based class for a small group of veteran entrepreneurs. Mentorship will be incorporated into this program as it has proven to be the key to success in past VFEP cohort-based classes. Network Partners will also hold monthly networking and resource sharing meetings, building a community and pipeline for veterans interested in entrepreneurship. FAUs Adams Center for Entrepreneurship and FAUs Military & Veterans Aairs oce have partnered with the program since it began in 2015. Veterans Florida is excited to announce these new partnerships for our fourth year of entrepreneurship programming for our veterans, said Bobby Carbonell, executive director of Veterans Florida. Over the past few years weve served over 1,000 veterans who are interested in starting their own business and over 200 veterans have started businesses that have collectively hired over 100 employees and generated nearly $10 million in revenue. And we cant wait to see what businesses the next group of great veteran entrepreneurs will create in our state. For more information on the Adams Center for Entrepreneurship, visit business.fau.edu/adamscenter or email email@example.com. Roots and Wings receives matching grants Roots and Wings, a nonprot that rewards Delray Beach teachers and school sta with gi cards called Above and Beyond Awards on sur prise visits, received two matching grants recently for a new initiative Project Upli. Project Upli focuses on helping second and third graders with reading and reading comprehension. Roots and Wings wanted to add Or chard View as its second school to participate in the program and they have received enough money to do so. e rst, from Virginia and Har vey Kimmel, doubled donations of $1,000 or less. e second matching gi was from an anonymous donor who matched donation up to the rst $2,500. Total, it matched $10,000. e donations will allow the nonprot to fully fund the programs at Pine Grove and Orchard View this coming school year. From summer mode to back to school Heres the scoop you need to knowBy: Heather McMechan Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Transi tioning from summer mode to back to school is not always easy. As my children enter h and second grade, Ive learned a few ways to help that transition become easier. Here are a few tips that will make going back to school more fun and less stressful for you and your family. Tax free weekend Its always nice to save money. Dont miss out on the tax free weekend. Floridas sales tax holiday begins Aug. 3 and runs through Aug. 5. e limit on clothing and footwear has been reduced from $75 to $60. e number of days the tax-free holidays lasts have been reduced from 10 to three. Also, computers are no longer tax free. is is for clothing, shoes and school supplies. School supply delivery Home delivery is becoming the norm and it can really save you time. Stores like Target and Walmart provide special services where you can order online and then pick-up your school supplies or have them delivered to your home. Kids need sleep e week or even weekend before school starts put your kids to bed at their appropriate time. I truly believe it takes two weeks to get a child back on a sleep schedule. You can give your kids their own alarm clock to wake up to. Its a great responsibility for them to get up and shut it o. You need sleep You may not realize it but you need sleep as well. e rst week Back to School information about your kids teachers, school events and papers that need to be signed will need you feeling awake and sharp. Its time to start putting your self to bed because that 6:30 a.m. alarm will feel pretty early. Dont overschedule As you start to ll up the calendar, be mindful of overscheduling yourself and your children. My rule is one aernoon activity per each kid for the quarter. is cuts down on the stress of you living in your car and always rushing from here to there. Include family fun When the school schedule starts, its hard not to fall into a pattern. Its fun to plan one weekend activity like hosting a Friday family game night or staying in your pajamas until noon on a Saturday. Dont for get to make those memories just because the summer is gone.
13 Breaking the Chains Outreach Ministry in Boca courts Pearl City kids for basketball, cheerleadingBy: Dale King Contributing Writer e Pearl City neighborhood and its environs in Boca Raton have racked up lots of rsts in just over a century of existence. It was Bocas rst platted district, laid out in 1915, 10 years before Boca Raton became a city. It was the rst region settled by migrant workers who toiled in the elds during Bocas agrarian past. Its home to three of the citys oldest houses of worship, including the oldest, Macedonia AME Church, which marks its 100th anniversary later this month. So why shouldnt this small, but signicant area also establish the rst Pearl City basketball team? Just leave it to Charles Cocklin, a minister of Macedonia Church and founder and CEO of the Breaking the Chains Outreach Ministry. rough his faith and hard work, he brought together 31 youngsters age 7 to 17 whove been hitting the hardwood every summer Sunday evening through July, taking on hoop teams like the Deereld Condors and other squads. e Pearl City team just completed its summer season with an awards ceremony July 30 at the citys Recreation Center. We distributed honors for Most Valuable Player, Best Leader, Most Improved Player and Most Spirited Player. Cocklin has gotten lots of help setting up and running the games. Students from the Florida Atlantic University chapter of Progressive Black Men, members of the National Council of Negro Women and Sisters Inc., among other volunteers, pitched in. e busy man of faith had already created the Macedonia chapter of Breaking the Chains Outreach Ministry. e sole pur pose is to create a better way of life for all by empowering youth, strengthening families and building stronger communities. Our heart is for at-risk children, the elder ly, the homeless and the needy, he noted. By catering to their needs and introducing programs dedicated to specic problems, we believe we can make a dierence in their lives. Cocklins wife, Kellye, and daughter, Rahkell, both serve as directors of the Outreach Ministry. e Pearl City basketball team has been playing its games this summer in the Gathering Place at First United Methodist Church on NE Mizner Boulevard. e chamber is mainly a gymnasium, with a scoreboard, buzzer and public address system. One of the FAU students broadcasts the play-byplay for the crowd. Emilda Desir learned about the basketball team through social media and saw that it lacked something important a cheerleading squad. So, she set one up. I have been a cheerleader for little league and in recreation leagues since I was 6, she said while watching her squadron carrying out spirited moves and oering vigor ous cheers. At half-time, the young ladies showed their abilities with a series of enthusiastic moves at center court. Emilda said she was directed to see Charles about putting together a cheering squad. I told him I would take care of it. I wanted to work with the kids. e cheering coach is a senior at FAU and is also marketing director for the National Council of Negro Women. She plans to pursue a career as a pediatrician. Coach Austin Harris, a member of the Progressive Black Men at FAU, has been working with the Pearl City kids a little over a year. He said he sees basketball as a way to keep youngsters out of trouble, and to teach life lessons. Some of these children are here because they dont have a positive male role model. ey nd guidance in the coaches, sta and other volunteers. Harris said the players get a lot of encour agement from their elders. You have to put your best face forward. We keep them encouraged. We tell them never to put your head down and never quit. Sitting courtside on a recent Sunday night was Howard Frieberg, one of the rst donors to the team. He said he was standing near Cocklin at Oce Depot one day and over heard the story about how the team came together. He didnt know Charles at the time, but soon located him and signed on to assist. Charles has been giving his time to help kids of the inner city, said Frieberg. ey get a direction in life. It could either be this or the streets. Frieberg knows something about close-knit communities, having managed apartments in New York. He now lives in Boca, but has a rental unit in New Jersey. When asked whos in charge of the Pearl City league, everyone points to Charles Cocklin. In turn, he credits God for getting the job done. With his usual touch of humility, he points out: ere is no community without unity. F I F T H A V E N U E G R I L L L U N C H & D I N N E RT u e s d a y t h r u S u n d a y 1 1 :30 AM 4 P M 4 PM 1 0 PM H A L F O F F H A P P Y H O U RT u e s d a y F r i d a y & S u n d a y 4 PM 7 PM rf nftbt r fntbrntntnt nntbn ntnt nn
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15 Dine Out Downtown Delray returns this monthStaff report Enjoy specials and culinary classes during the Downtown Development Authoritys 3rd annual Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants will oer multi-course prix xe menus for lunch and dinner and special experiences from Aug. 1-7. Participating restaurants include: 50 Ocean, Avant, Banyan Restaurant & Bar, Brul Bistro, Buddha Skybar, Ca Luna Rosa, CHE!!!, Cra Food Tours, DADA, Death or Glory, Deck 84, Doughnut Works, Fit Food Express, J & J Seafood Bar & Grille, Lemongrass Asian Bistro, Le Sorelle, Luigis Coal Oven Pizza, Maxs Harvest, Mellow Mushroom, Papas Tapas, PRIME, Purgreens, Ramen Lab Eatery, Salt7, e Grove, e Oce, e Original Popcorn House and Vic & Angelos. Dine out deals include multi-course prix xe lunches under $20 per person, and multi-course prix xe dinners under $40 a person. Pricing does not include tax or gratuity. No passes, tickets or coupons are required, but reservations with the restaurant are recommended. While dining at a participating restaurant during Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week use #DineOutDowntownDelray on Facebook or Instagram and be automatically entered to win $300 worth of restaurant gi cards. e program will also raise awareness for Living Hungry: Not One Hungry Homeless Student Delray Beach initiative in partnership with the Delray Beach Homeless Task Force and Campaign for Grade Level Reading. Culinary experiences: Cocktail Class at Death or Glory Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 5:30-7 p.m. for $35 per person. Light and Refreshing Summer Cocktails you can Make at Home! Learn to make as well as sample ve seasonal twists on classic cocktails, including a fresh mango shaken daiquiri, and leave with the recipes. Attendance limited to 25 people. Call 561808-8814 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. Family-friendly Pizza Making Class at Mellow Mushroom ursday, Aug. 2 at 9 a.m. for $12 per guest. Step-by-step instruction from their pizza pros. Space is limited, cash payment only. Call 561-330-3040 to RSVP. Family-friendly Pizza Making Class at Mellow Mushroom Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. for $12 per guest. Stepby-step instruction from their pizza pros. Space is limited, cash payment only. Call 561-330-3040 to RSVP. Behind the Scenes Tour at e Original Popcorn House August 5, 6, 7 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. for $10 per person. Behind the scenes tour of popcorn making and includes a mini bag of popcorn. Limited to 15 people per tour. Call 561865-7300 to RSVP. Cra Food Tours Guided walking food & drink experiences that visits top-rated eateries in Delray Beach. www.crafoodtours.com Visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com/RestaurantWeek, facebook.com/DelrayDDA or call 561-243-1077 for more information. e 3rd annual Dine Out Downtown Delray returns from Aug. 1-7. Photo courtesy of Papp Photo. Enjoy multi-course lunches, dinners and culinary experiences during Dine Out Downtown Delray, which returns from Aug. 1-7. Photo cour tesy of Papp Photo. CRANES BEACH HOUSE BOUTIQUE HOTEL & LUXURY VILLAS 82 Gleason Street, Delray Beach, FL 33483 TF 866-372-7263 W cranesbeachhouse.com Summer time luxuriating just steps from the beach.Cranes Beach House is a personal, boutique get-away for hometown and out-of-town guests seeking coastal comfort in a lush & verdant setting. Stay-a-Little-Longer Summer Vacation Deal SOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY: based on availability; not valid with any other discounts or offers; dates are not changeable. Tax & gratuities not included. New reservations only. Holiday blackout dates include 4th of July (6/29/18/7/18) & Labor Day (8/31/18/2/18).
16 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 Drink more water INSIDE Palm Beach County Check out Bocas IX3 Fitness Delray Medical Center first South Florida hospital to offer TCAR Procedure for Carotid Artery Disease By: David DiPino Contributing Writer Something out of the ordinary during an eye exam led Simon Williams to Dr. Joseph Ricotta and one of the rst TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) surgeries in South Florida. Williams went to his optometrist when he noticed a small blind spot had developed in his eye. e optometrist observed little bits of plaque in Williams eye and suggested he see a specialist. Plaque in Williams right carotid artery was breaking o and dangerously traveling toward his brain. By just looking into my eyes the optometrist could see plaque in there, Williams said. Plaque building up in arteries can obstruct necessary blood ow to the brain. Prior to meeting Dr. Ricotta, Williams was told he needed a carotid endarterectomy, a surgery used to open up carotid artery blockages in the neck. e procedure can help to prevent a stroke. I had squamous cell carcinoma cancer on the base of my tongue 11-years prior. Chemotherapy and radiation damaged structures in my neck so I wasnt a candidate for an endarterectomy, Williams said. He needed a stent put in his right carotid artery to open up the blood ow to his brain, so he began looking for alternatives. Williams turned to his faith and friends. Because Im a Jehovahs Witnesses I wanted a procedure that wouldnt involve much blood loss. I called a friend who works in a doctors ofce and they recommended Dr. Ricotta as the best in Florida. I made an appointment with Dr. Ricotta and he said yes I was a candidate for the TCAR procedure, Williams said. Dr. Ricotta saw Williams at his Tenet Florida Cardiovascular Care oce in Delray Beach and during a carotid artery ultrasound conrmed the blockage. Williams right carotid artery was 95 percent blocked. Just ve weeks aer the plaque was rst noticed in Williams eyes, Dr. Ricotta per formed the rst TCAR procedure on the east coast of Florida. Williams TCAR was performed in the new Endovascular Hybrid Operating Room at Delray Medical Center. To start the TCAR procedure, Dr. Ricotta placed a small incision above Williams clavicle to access his right carotid artery. Next, a pliable sheath was placed into the carotid artery. Blood ow was reversed away from his brain to minimize plaque debris from travelling to the brain. His blood was ltered and returned to his body via another sheath in the femoral vein of his thigh. Next, Dr. Ricotta put a neuroprotection system in place, per formed a balloon angioplasty and placed a stent in the artery. Once the stent was in place, Dr. Ricotta turned o the reversal ow mechanism and returned blood ow to Williamss brain. e lter caught the plaque that can cause a stroke. Dr. Ricotta showed my wife the before and aer ultrasounds of my right carotid artery when it was blocked and aerward completely open. My wife took a picture of the before and aer of the ultrasound and its been a very eective tool to explain the importance and value of this type of surgery. My wife and son were very happy with Dr. Ricotta and the results of his surgery, Williams said. I had the procedure and was out of the hospital the next day. Dr. Ricotta performed the surgery on a ursday and the following Monday I was back to work. Knowing the carotid artery is unclogged has increased my self-condence. I feel great! Williams said. Dr. Joseph Ricotta recently performed one of the rst TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) surgeries in South Florida. Submitted photo. TCAR team with Dr. Joseph Ricotta at Delray Medical Center. Submitted photo. Simon Williams recently underwent a TCAR procedure. Submitted photo.
18 Just add waterBy: Michael Katz, Purlife Fitness Master Trainer Special to the Boca and Delray Newspapers Have you tried everything to lose weight? ere may be one easy change that you might not have explored. e key to improving many bodily discomforts, fatigue, body composition and low mental acuity can be found simply at the bottom of a tall glass of water. Simply improving your hydration habits can help you look and more importantly feel a lot better. Headache? Try a tall glass of H20 before throwing back some pills to take the edge o. Back Pain? e discs in between our ver tebrae are mostly water and hydration optimizes their shock absorbing abilities reducing pressure and pain. Feeling fatigued? Increase your hydration and watch your energy levels skyrocket! Upping your water intake will help reduce joint pain by decreasing friction, reducing inammation and increasing joint lubrication. In fact, proper hydration impacts every single cell and cellular process in your body. e human body is made up of over 60 percent water, however we are constantly using that water, depleting ourselves throughout every day with everything from urination to breathing itself. A human can go without food for about three weeks but would typically only last three to four days without water. Studies in both 2013 and 2015 showed 75 percent of our population is chronically dehydrated. Unfortunately, research has also shown that these facts and gures, while true, do very little to encourage proper hydration. Instead of focusing on the negatives, lets take a look at the positive eects more water will have on your body and your life. Drink to Lose Water stokes up yourmetabolism! What is metabolism exactly? ink of metabolism as a series of chemical reactions, specically the ones that lead to the breakdown of food and its transformation into energy. Clearly, what our body stores vs what it uses for energy is an extremely important part of weight management. B eing even 1 percent dehydrated can cause a signicant drop inmetabolism. If you have enough oil and gas in your car, it will run more eciently and its the same with hydrating your body. Water will also helps you lose weight in other ways such as reducing cravings. If you stay properly hydrated, you will be more ecient delivering nutrients to your cells and oxygen to your muscles. It also cleanses more waste products and toxins from your body goodbye bloating. How much do I really need? Current standards suggest you aim for between 7296 ounces of water per day, depending on your size, activity level and climate. To put that in perspective, the average water bottle is 16.9 ounces and the average cup at a restaurant holds 16 ounces. at means you should strive for 4-6 bottles per day. To makes things even easier, according to the Institute of Medicine, 20 percent of your water intake can come from your food sources.Whole foods are the ones with the highest water content. A few examples that are made up of at least 90 percent water include, cucumbers, spinach, celery, lettuce, watermelon, broccoli, tomatoes. Stocking up on whole foods like these will also have countless added health benets. Where do I go from here? I t doesnt take much on your end to make a large positive impact such as more energy, higher metabolisms, healthier skin, sharper mental focus and less pain. Simply integrate the following steps and you are eligible to prot from all the positive ways water can impact your life. So if you want to feel better, sharper, thinner, stronger, clearer, and healthier, life is simple, just add water! 1. Start your day with a tall glass of water (add lemon/lime/orange or cucumber for taste). 2. Reach for brightly colored whole foods to help to keep the bodys uids balanced. 3. Aim for three small cups (8oz) of water near mealtimes 1 before, 1 during & 1 aer. rfrr rfntnbf Member ofT enet Health s rfn rtbnbntnt fnbnbb tntnn tnnntnb bttn ntn ffrf nftbffrb ff bf bfrrr
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20 Gentlemans choice By: Christine King Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Over the last week, I asked many men their top three health concerns. Not sur prising, they were all quite similar. 1. Heart Disease 2. Cancer 3. Mental Health (Including Alzheimers) e CDC reports the top three as: 1. Heart Disease 2. Cancer 3. Stroke ey report the diseases are a result of lack of healthcare and continue to say many of the top ten are preventable. It also appears men avoid the doctor. Web MD reports, Women are 33 per cent more likely than men to visit a doctor in general. e solution to prevention is no secret. Change of lifestyle, activity level and dietary habits along with proper guidance from the doctor. Statistically, men are less likely to work out than women. e reasons are no sur prise. ey report; no time, busy career, children...excuses we hear every day. Its disheartening yet at the same time inspiring to hear stories about men completely changing their lifestyles aer a health scare. ey begin eating healthy and exercising. If this transformation occurred before the health incident, theres a high chance it would have never happened. So guys, one way or another, you must get moving! Infusing activity into your daily schedule isnt as dicult as it seems. No gym membership required. Some tactical planning, scheduling, and thought will do the trick. Here are some thoughts: -Walk before work (while its still cool) -Conduct walking meetings when appropriate. Remember the famous man well known for this practice? Steve Jobs. -Ask around your childrens school or your circle of friends to see if theres a basketball league. Many public and private schools allow the parents to use the court at night. -One hour Sit Limit. Set an alert on your phone to remind you to GET UP every hour. Walk around the oce, go up and down the stairs a few times, or use the time for a walking meeting. -Golf. Studies show that golng with a cart two times per week as your only activity places you in the sedentary category. Solution: walk and use a caddy. Youll play better and be more active. -Involve your family. Get in the pool, go to the beach, play games, build sand castles, ride bikes, throw the football around...in a nutshell, DO something. Every small amount of activity you include in your daily schedule makes a difference. As this becomes habitual, youll feel better, stronger and likely increase your activity level over time. Every small action makes a dierence. Regarding dietary adjustments, your doctor will indeed have some dos and donts. However, common sense will guide you to some better choices. Most people we work with understand healthy vs. unhealthy food selections. Your job is to tip the scales over to the healthy side. Being proactive is always more eective and ecient than being reactive. ese are straightforward measures that could save your life! Always consult your doctor prior beginning any activity or exercise program. 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 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 Brain-based approach for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)By: Dr. John Conde DC, DACNB Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), formerly known as reex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS), is a condition of uncertain etiology that produces chronic pain. It is characterized by severe pain and sensitivity, swelling, and changes in the skin. In some individuals, muscle atrophy and bone loss is seen. Precipitating factors include previous injury or surgery however this is very oen not the case. A high correlation is seen with individuals with previous peripheral nerve injury, hemiplegia, and with smokers e cause of CRPS is unknown, however the physiological dysfunction is better understood. Neurological inammation is typically extensive within the nerve tissue locally and at the level of the spinal cord. e inammation irritates and triggers the pain nerves called nociceptors to re more repeatedly. In fact, the nociceptors become so ecient at transmitting pain that the system becomes self-sustaining and no longer requires a damaging stimulus to the tissue. is process is called sensitization and is exemplied by an increase in the number of connections branching o the nerve cell and an increase in the speed of transmission of nerve impulses. e pain transmission can becomes so extreme that the brain actually changes and adapts to this environment and further facilitates the pain cycle. In essence, the brain undergoes maladaptive plasticity which means that it rearranges itself for a disadvantageous purpose Treatment is complex and multifactorial as pharmaceutical intervention with medication is not eective for CRPS. e goal of treatment is the following; reduce inammation, stop the pain cycle locally and at the level of the spinal cord, re-establish proper brain integrity and re-mapping of brain, and institute proper autonomic control of vascularity (blood vessel diameter). e contemporary approach involves functional neurological rehabilitation to address CRPS which utilizes aspects of many disciplines including occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, cognitive exer cises, and vestibular rehabilitation. Functional neurological rehabilitation is centered upon receptor based techniques. In essence this means that the human senses such as touch, taste, smell, hearing, and seeing are utilized in the rehabilitation strategies. ese modalities electrically excite very specic areas of brain utilizing the sensory systems. When these receptors in the sensory system are activated with repetition, intensity, and specicity they can actually rewire your brain. Low-tech and high-tech rehabilitation is utilized stemming from oculomotor (eye tracking) exercises on a touch-screen monitor to the Dynavision D2 which is a computer driven 64 LED light board that has been utilized on professional athletes in the NFL and NA SCAR. Diet and supplementation should also be looked at and addressed. Low glycemic and anti-inammatory approaches have shown promise. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, and at www.thecondecenter.com
22 Fight, flight, lift: INTENSITYX3 not a typical gym By: Maria Ojer Lynn University contributing writer IX3 Fitness is not only an all time favorite kickboxing gym, but also a haven for its clients. eir two locations in Boca Raton are the perfect place for anyone that wants to stay t, be stress-free and have fun while working out. Ive never had a client that Ive per sonally trained, or someone that Ive recommended to do it, try kickboxing and they havent enjoyed it, it just hasnt happened, said Stephanie Ahrens, IX3 trainer. In IX3 we have your own bag for you, youre going at your own speed, its a great cardiovascular workout, youre also going to burn your muscles a lot and get a lot of rotation which is great. ey oer unique and eective cardio kickboxing classes that not only will make the client burn hundreds of calories but also tone their body tremendously. In IX3 Fitness people will see the results in a much faster way since they also offer strength and interval training, which is the most eective way of burning fat, sculpting lean muscles and improving ones resistance. Kickboxing as a workout is quite transformative, both mentally and physically said Allan Prince, Owner of IX3 Fitness. We like to say kickboxing is how we let the rage out of the cage [since] we have so much stress in our day, it only makes sense that having a great way to release that stress can be a lifesaver. Prince opened IX3 with a mission of creating a gym that would be an entirely dierent species of gym. A more intimate space with a tight-knit community of people who really wanted to make serious change in their life. IX3 will never make the client feel lost or ignored, since the coaches guide the class every step of the way with their proven Fight, Flight and Li training formula. If Kickboxing even remotely seems like something you would enjoy, just go for it! Said Prince. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Something I always tell my new members is Living your life within comfort zones, is neither comfortable nor truly living. Boca Regional offering new techniques to treat tendon, joint disorders Staff report Boca Raton Regional Hospital is now offering regenerative medicine therapy for orthopedic patients undergoing rehabilitation for conditions of the tendons, bone and peripheral joints especially osteoarthritis of the knee. e treatment centers on the use of the bodys natural healing process to stimulate healing, diminish pain and restore natural function in the aected area. According to Joshua Rothenberg, DO, and Director of Regenerative Medicine at the Hospital, the therapies are showing great promise and oen enable patients to recover more quickly and obtain better pain relief from their musculoskeletal injury or disability. I employ regenerative medicine as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation program that is focused on the strengthening of the musculoskeletal system. While the eld is still relatively new, we know that the body has an inherent ability to heal itself from injury...were simply using what nature has provided to the patients advantage, he said. e mainstays of Dr. Rothenbergs regenerative medicine practice are the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as well as new regenerative cellular treatments, which contain a patients own mesenchymal stem cells derived from fat tissue or bone marrow aspirate. PRP is becoming increasingly recognized as a non-steroidal alternative to improving tissue healing and rehabilitation. Studies have shown its eectiveness in enhancing function and decreasing pain caused by various so tissue, joint, ligament and tendon conditions. e therapy has generated signicant publicity in recent years through its successful use by a number of professional athletes. Platelet activation plays a major role in the process of wound and tissue healing, noted Dr. Rothenberg. In PRP, we inject highly concentrated platelets derived from the patients own blood into the abnormal or injured tissue, which in turn releases growth factors and proteins that recruit and increase the proliferation of reparative cells. is is all done in a same-day, oce-based procedure. Bone marrow and fat-derived regenerative cellular treatments involve the injection of a cellular soup containing mesenchymal stem cells, growth factors and proteins that are believed to be important in the healing cascade for joints and tendons. Interestingly, they seek the area of injury or damage, release cellular components and signal other cells to the area. Mesenchymal stem cells or medicinal signaling cells as they have been coined, are thought to be largely responsible for this cellular recruitment. is ultimately results in the bodys natural healing response. Both PRP and regenerative cellular therapies are wonderful adjunct therapies and are useful for a host of musculoskeletal problems, said Dr. Rothenberg, who is fellowship-trained and double board-certied in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine from the renowned University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Having them available with the outstanding orthopedic surgical capabilities of my colleagues, we present a continuum of care for our patients that is the most complete in medicine today.
23 BIZ 5th Avenue Grill Delray staple  INSIDE Palm Beach County New owner, chef at Henrys  Motivational maven and restauranteur: Dave Magrogan By: Diane Feen Contributing Writer Dave Magrogan is one of the few people who believes that failure is something to celebrate. If you ask him (or read his book Do It Rhino Style,) you will learn that failure is not something to hide but a stepping stone to greatness. And if anyone knows about greatness its Magrogan. He worked in restaurants throughout college (in Pennsylvania) and chiropractic school (in Atlanta). Aer school he started a chiropractic practice in Pennsylvania that became very successful. During his chiropractic years he realized that nutrition had an important impact on the lives of his patients. He also noticed that most restaurants were not serving healthy food. I believed if people had healthy dining options they would want to go there. I also noticed that people were more conscious of where their food came from and the potential for pesticides and antibiotics in food. I saw a niche for a restaurant that served healthy food in a casual yet polished environment, said the Brookhaven, Pennsylvania native. So Magrogan hung up his doctor coat and began his foray into the restaurant business. He opened 17 restaurants before coming to Delray Beach to open Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar. eir claim to fame is farm-to-table seasonal food that ranges from wood red steak, to poultry, seafood and vegetarian dishes locally-grown and low in calories. If youve seen Magrogan walking around the restaurant, or greeting guests, you will notice there is something special about this owner-CEO. And there is. I grew up poor with a single mom and two sisters in a small two-bedroom apartment. We were poor but happy and I was taught that education and hard work were steps to success. But thats only part of the story. e rest is mired in motivational sayings and beliefs that are part Tony Robbins and part Gandhi. Its all about where you put your focus. Roadblocks come up, but that is part of life and part of growth. When youre a child and you learn to walk (or ride a bike) you fall down a few times, but that doesnt mean you dont get up again. As adults we believe we need to have it all gured out. But each failure teaches us how to do it better the next time. In his book Do It Rhino Style, Magrogan says failure increases your skills, your knowledge and improves your perspective. Failure gives you wisdomthe wisdom to make better and more ecient decisions in the future. Many people look at failure as some permanent state that will forever dene who they are. e fear of failure prevents most people from living their dreams. e book also talks about setting goals, seeing the world through a positive lens, clearing mental clutter, having passion for what you do and taking action. It all seems like common sense, but when it comes from Magrogans mouth it seems like the Gospel. You need a goal thats important to you that youre excited and passionate about. Its also important who you spend time with. Its better to be with people who inspire you than with friends who are complainers. So how do you meet new people whose thoughts mirror your more sanctied ones? By surrounding yourself with people who have similar interests and beliefs that reect the values you aspire to have. Magrogan is also a big believer in dividing the day into dierent segments. ough he runs on the beach most mornings, other options include meditation, walking or weight training for empowerment and clarity. As the day goes on you can take breaks to build a reservoir of positive vibes to detract from stress or strife. Dont take a bad attitude into a positive meeting, just think, this is a new segment of my day. e important things to remember, according to this motivational guru, are your attitude, vision, your mission and your passion. Watch how you think, act and what you say. We can all achieve amazing things if we keep at it. Florida Peninsula Insurance Company receives FAIAs Trusted Choice Company of the Year award Staff report Florida Peninsula Insurance Company was awarded this years Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA) Trusted Choice Company of the Year award during the FAIAs 114th Annual Convention & Education Symposium, held in Orlando earlier this summer. e company was recognized for its continued commitment to the Trusted Choice Brand and business endeavors, all focused on supporting Floridas independent insurance agent community. As Floridas leading agent association, the FAIA has made signicant contributions geared toward the success of its members. e FAIA continuously provides its members with opportunities to earn continuing education credits, news on the latest legislative topics affecting our state, information on how to prospect and grow their agencies, and access to leading insurance carriers. We support the vision and the goals set forth by the FAIA, and its commitment to providing agents and consumers with the best product oerings in Florida, said Clint Strauch, president of Florida Peninsula Insurance Company. rough our partnership with FAIA members, we continue to grow our business and provide customized,comprehensive coverage options residents of our state seek.
24 Hair Club secures new Boca Raton headquarters location, Delray salon Staff report Hair Club is moving into a new Boca Raton headquarters. e global hair restoration and replacement company, has signed a new lease at Palmetto Place, 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road. e space spans 23,130-square-feet encompassing the entire third oor and a portion of the rst oor, where the rm plans to create a modern and collaborative environment for its more than 120 local corporate sta members, including more than 60 Contact Center agents. We are so pleased to have a well-respected global company like Hair Club for Men make Palmetto Place @ Boca Raton its headquar ters location, said Grover Corlew Partner Mark Corlew, who owns the building. Our strategic renewal of this well-situated and carefully designed property has garnered overwhelming interest from the business community. Colliers International South Florida Executive Vice President Robert Listokin represented Hair Club in the long-term leases with owner Grover Corlew, including a strategic new headquarters relocation in Boca Raton as well as a new lease for salon space in Delray Beach. As Hair Club has modernized and evolved over the years, there was a need for their headquarters location to do the same, said Listokin, who has represented the rms real estate negotiations locally for more than 15 years. is proper ty satises their requirement for a more ecient, prominent and accessible headquarters location and will better support their operations and employee base for years to come. In addition to the new headquarters address, Listokin represented Hair Club in the negotiation of a new high-end salon space in Delray Beach. Located at 1625 S. Congress Ave., the 5,372 square-foot-space will accommodate customer consultations and visits for hair loss solutions. Salon locations such as this have enabled the company to help more than 600,000 men and women restore and maintain their hair since 1976. Our new headquarters location was selected to provide the ultimate employee experience, said Hair Club President & COO Mike Nassar. We are dedicated to providing this experience for all of our more than 1,200 sta members across our 120 locations in the US and Canada. As the leading provider of proven hair loss solutions in North America, we proactively plan for the future and look for ward to a long and prosperous journey in our new home. Both locations have a planned occupancy of November. rfntbbbrfbf ffnfb bftb bbb bbnbbb nbtbbbbbbASK ABOUT OUR NEW CLIENT SPECIALS!State-of-the-art aerial yoga studio featuring 11 aerial hammocks Classes include zero-compression inversions to decompress the spine, while lengthening and strengthening the body Introductory specials and multi-class packages available 88 SE 4th Ave | Delray Beach, FL 33483 | 561.406.9533 www.DelrayAerialYoga.com Palmetto Place has a new tenant, Hair Club. Submitted photo. Colliers International South Florida Executive Vice President Robert Listokin represented Hair Club in the long-term leases with owner of Palmetto Place Grover Cor lew. Submitted photo.
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26 FAUs Tech Runway counts 21 winners during Launch Competition, Demo DayBy: Dale King Contributing Writer Entrepreneurial competition based on televisions Shark Tank has caught on at a couple of Boca Raton institutions dealing with students looking to succeed in business. e Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce conducted two pitch contests during its 2017-2018 Young EntrepreneursAcademy (YEA). Top contenders won money and the top-notch nisher went on to regional competition. Lock It Plates, a product created as a more convenient way to transport food, won rst place and $12,000 in prize money at this years Florida Atlantic UniversityBusiness Plan Competition. And nally, late in the school year, FAUs Tech Runway hosted its 2018 Launch Competition and Demo Day. e annual event provides promising startups and talented entrepreneurs an opportunity to join a yearlong program bringing competition winners best-in-class instruction, mentoring, resources, networking and assistance in raising capital, among other things. e 21 winners in Venture Class 6, the winning entrant, were announced during the awards ceremony, with the top seven nishers each receiving a $15,000 check, totaling $105,000 in cash investments. Winners came from the community, faculty and student body. e seven cash investment award winners were: Contiguity Spatial Solutions provides customized solutions to businesses in the geospatial eld by developing tools and applications using the latest technologies. Deal Coach Pro -an A.I. SaaS-based soware methodology designed to have a radical impact on sales revenue. e SaaS-based application allows for a virtual war room where the deal team can collaborate, share content and accelerate great ideas into winning strategies. Extreme Comms Lab -works to leverage an innovative method of acoustic communication to create a Wi-Fi-like network of aquatic sensors that can quickly exchange information over long distances underwater. Interchecks Technologies -provides a payroll marketplace designed for the Gig economy. For payers, it is the only platform that oers Gig worker benets, free payments and free 1099s. For Gig workers, it is the rst frictionless tool to manage nances across payers. Rooster -provides soware that independently owned service businesses can use for a back-oce system to manage their clients, appointments, payments, marketing tools and more. Rooster then turns the information in the system around so clients can use search tools to nd and book the best service provider for their needs 24/7. Nesvio -is a parent company of TV LAKAY, nesvio Internet, WAHLTV, Holatele, akotele and TeleAfrik, an American subscription-based internet and live streaming cable company. Zimit -Developer of a soware platform that eciently manages the congure-price-quote process for specialized ser vices that small and mid-sized companies must source and procure. Selecting the seven cash investment award-winners for Venture Class 6 was very challenging for our judges because we had an exceptionally talented pool of entrepreneurs and innovators, said Rhys L. Williams, associate vice president and managing director of FAU Tech Runway. All 21 of the Launch Competition winners will receive comprehensive support critical to propelling their ventures to new heights. Venture Class 6 winners all join a robust community of fellow entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, instructors and top-level support professionals. ey will be provided with working space, training and mentoring from nearly 50 MIT program-trained mentors, instructors and sta members, all at no cost. FAU Tech Runwayis a public-private partnership formed to foster early-stage technology companies, under the purview of FAUs Division of Research. In just three years, FAU Tech Runway companies have generated 298 jobs, created 94 internships, employed 53 FAU students, created 139 corporate partnerships, earned more than $23 million in revenue and, as of this month, raised more than $55 million in investment capital. Nelson Mullins and Broad and Cassel to combine into super-regional law firmStaff report Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and Broad and Cassel LLP approved an agreement to combine eective Aug. 1. ey will be known in Florida as Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel. Both rms partnerships approved the combination, which will create a rm with over 725 attorneys and professionals operating in 25 oces across 11 states and the District of Columbia. e combined rm will have a signicant presence along the Eastern Seaboard, including over 620 attorneys and professionals in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, with Atlanta continuing as the rms largest oce with over 150 attor neys and professionals. e combined rm will result in a litigation practice, including national products liability and pharmaceuticals, with more than 400 attorneys; a corporate practice with more than 175 attorneys for middle market private equity, securities, tax, and mergers and acquisitions transactions; a real estate practice of more than 100 attorneys providing experience across the real estate industry spectrum; and a healthcare practice with more than 50 attorneys providing clients with expanded transactional, regulatory, and litigation capabilities. In addition, specialty practice areas will include white collar, trusts and estates, public nance, construction, and aordable housing tax credits. Our goal is always to provide comprehensive solutions to our clients, and this combination will benet clients of both rms with added capabilities, enhanced practices and a broader geographical reach, said Jim Lehman, Managing Partner of Nelson Mullins. Expanding in Florida is an important element to have the depth and breadth of a super-regional rm along the East coast, and Broad and Cassel is an ideal partner given their strong presence in Florida. On a combined basis, we will also have leading national practice groups in corporate and litigation in areas such as real estate, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and the automobile industry. C. David Brown II, Chairman of Broad and Cassel, added: As Florida has grown over the past several decades to become the third largest state in the country, Broad and Cassel has grown with it to serve our clients. Many of our clients seek regional and national legal counsel outside Florida so this combination with Nelson Mullins positions us to oer them expanded services geographically and through additional practice areas. By joining together with Nelson Mullins a rm that shares our culture, values and vision we will be able to address client needs into the future. 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 e seven top winners of the FAU Tech Runway 2018 Launch Competition celebrate their victory. 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28 Back-to-school budgeting: How parents can saveStaff report Back-to-school season is around the corner, and so is the dreaded long list of school supplies, which diers by grade, school and subject. According to the National Retail Federation, families with children in elementary through high school plan to spend an average of $687.72 per child on back-to-school supplies, for a total of $29.5 billion, and this number is expected to rise. But parents dont have to take out a loan or second mortgage to fund their back to school shopping. We recently 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, who provided us with some tips on budgeting for back-to-school season. Why is back to school shopping so expensive? e little things really add up. Parents are tasked with not just buying supplies but also apparel or uniforms, shoes, and electronics. Parents are also expected to buy specic brands of supplies. While this seems tedious, it is meant to standardize all the equipment to eliminate frustrations and classroom downtime. Setting the same brand for everyone is also meant to reduce the socioeconomic dier ences between pupils and reduce bullying. Additional funds are also needed for extracurricular activities such as sports. e cost of enrollment, uniforms and sports accessories can add up quickly. Some parents also must budget for tuition if their child attends private school. What are some creative ways to reduce costs? One way is to start shopping early. If you can, space out the expenses so that you have time to recuperate your savings in between shopping trips. Also take advantage of the tax-free weekend (Aug. 3) and other special deals throughout the summer. It may be easier to focus on the bigger ticket items rst and work your way down the list to the smaller supplies. Electronic sales occur throughout the summer, so be mindful of the sales at certain stores. How do you get your kids involved? Your kids can inuence your buying decisions when it comes to supply shopping, from favorite colors and designs to brands and accessories. According to the National Retail Federation, 65 percent of back-to-school shoppers say half or more of their purchases are a direct result of their childrens inuence. Involving your kids in real world examples is an excellent way to teach your children nancial independence and responsibility. Financial responsibility is not age-specific. Even if your kids are very young, you can speak with them about establishing a budget, the importance of saving and working to earn a little extra money. Families can take advantage of online and mobile banking apps, such as Zelle, which provide an easy way to split the costs of supplies while teaching your child about budgeting. As they grow older, you can discuss topics such as planning for college, taxes, and Social Security. All of these are learning opportunities that can help them later in life, especially when they are young adults. Finally, it is important to remember that most of the items on your back-to-school shopping lists are a lifestyle expense. You should avoid running up debt to fund seasonal spending especially items that are more wants than needs. To that same point, do not lose sight of longterm goals; make sure you stay on track with contributing to your retirement plans (401K, 403 B etc.) and education funds (529s). As a parent, it is understandable to want to give your kids everything; just be sure you are being thoughtful about the expenses involved, because there are plenty of ways to plan and save. Estate planning for business ownersBy: John M. Campanola, Agent New York Life Insurance Company Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers All business owners can benet from some level of estate planning. Building protection into your business plan is one of the most important decisions you can make to safeguard your partners, your employees and your family. Here, we will discuss the four key components of estate planning to make sure you are well set up for success. e most fundamental estate planning tool is a will A properly executed will, gives clear direction to your executor about how to manage or distribute your assets when you pass away. en, a somewhat more complex component of an estate plan is a revocable trust this is a legal entity created to hold your assets while youre alive. Among the many benets is that your appointed trustee can take over management of your assets if youre incapacitated. A revocable trust streamlines the transfer of your assets by helping avoid potentially lengthy legal proceedings and costly court fees. A trust may also provide creditor protection for the beneciaries. Next are powers of attorney. Naming a healthcare power of attorney means your representative can make crucial medical decisions on your behalf should you be unable to, while a nancial power of attorney can pay your bills and manage your nances until you get back on your feet. Finally, a buy-sell agreement is a power ful estate planning tool. A buy-sell agreement is a way to help ensure a smooth transition of your business and ensure your familys nancial goals are met after youre no longer around to take care of them. A buy-sell can also outline the terms of succession among the remaining partners, so that all terms are agreed upon in advance. Some basic estate planning may be done using self-guided online tools, but typically you should use a licensed and experienced attorney to help you dra and execute your plan. e best way to go about it is to make sure that your attorney, nancial advisor, and insurance agent are working together on managing and planning your estate. is educational third-party article is provided as a courtesy by John M. Campanola, Agent, New York Life Insurance Company. To learn more about the information or topics discussed, please contact John M. Campanola at 561-642-5180. Neither New York Life Insurance Company nor its Agents or aliates provide tax or legal advice. Consult your legal or tax advisor to nd out whether the concepts in this essay apply to your personal circumstances.
29 Transit fan Abrams lobbies for Brightline stop serving Boca, DelrayBy: Dale King Contributing Writer Most everyone who knows District 4 Palm Beach County Commissioner and former Boca Raton Mayor Steven Abrams knows hes a big railroad fan. Former chairman of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFR TA), which operates Tri-Rail commuter service, he has also placed his name into the running for the position of SFRTA executive director. e current author ity chief, Jack L. Stephens Jr., is retiring at the end of the year, and Commissioner Abrams is term-limited and cannot run again for the countys governing body. While Abrams awaits a decision on his bid to head the transit authority, a choice which he says may not come until September, he is currently eying the bright-colored Brightline trains that speed along the Florida East Coast Railroad lines just east of the CSX tracks, the abode of Tri-Rail and Amtrak trains. Abrams said he wants the high-speed, limited-access Brightline trains to add a stop that would allow Boca Raton and Delray Beach passengers to hop on board. Right now, Brightline stops only in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, but will travel on to Orlando when a new rail line is completed. Ive lobbied them for a train stop to serve Boca and Delray, said Abrams. It would be the best idea for them. It will take three years for them to build the line to Orlando. People in Boca and Delray cant use the Brightline trains, Abrams said. Whos going to drive to Fort Lauderdale to take a train to West Palm Beach? e commissioner said he recently drove to Fort Lauderdale to catch a Brightline to Miami because he had an appointment within walking distance of Miamis Brightline station. Abrams said Brightline ocials are unhurried to deal with his request as they are focusing on Orlando. But he promised: I will continue to lobby for the stop. He has a parcel of land in mind for a Boca/Delray station an area behind the downtown Boca Raton Public Library on NW 2nd Avenue. He said he may get ak from the Junior League of Boca Raton because their Community Gardens are located in that area. Looking ahead as Tri-Rail and Brightline operate along basically parallel routes, Abrams said, We need to sit down with Brightline and Tri-Rail to see how they can interact. An idea now in the concept station would create a train station in the Wynwood section of Miami that could be used by both Tri-Rail and Brightline. It raises a number of questions, he said, which have to be answered before connecting service is launched. Brightline, developed by All Aboard Flor ida, a subsidiary ofFlorida East Coast Industries(FECI), opened for passenger service between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach on Jan. 13, followed on May 19 by an extension of service south to Miami. In addition to a spur to Orlando, Brightline has announced intentions to expand to other cities in Florida, most recently, Tampa.
30 Biz BriefsAbbey Delray South names new executive director Rachel Blumberg is the new executive director at Abbey Delray South. A South Florida native, Blumberg has worked in the healthcare and senior living industries for more than 18 years, most recently serving in a similar role in Fort Lauderdale. Rachel has the background, experience and leadership skills necessary to lead Abbey Delray South to continued growth and success, said Sloan Bentley, president and CEO of Lifespace, which owns and operates Abbey Delray South. Were looking forward to watching her play a vital role at the community. Blumberg holds a bachelors degree in social work from Florida State University as well as a masters degree in health service administration from Florida International University. Shes also a Florida State Humanitarian of the Year award winner, recognizing her hospice-related volunteer eorts. Im enthusiastic about beginning this next chapter of my career, she said. Lifespace is a model organization in the eld of senior living, and I look forward to contributing Abbey Delray Souths mission of providing high quality retirement living options for seniors. She spent a portion of June in Des Moines, Iowa, at Lifespaces home oce; before assuming full duties at Abbey Delray South last month. Heather Vidulich promoted to vice president at Slatkow & Husak Public Relations Heather Vidulich has been promoted to vice president at Slatkow & Husak Public Relations, announced Kelly Husak, managing partner of the rm. In her new role, Vidulich will assist in managing growth and development of sta as well as pursuing new business for the rm, which was founded in 1991 and provides publicity, marketing support and comprehensive public relations services to corporate clients as well as not-for-prot organizations in the South Florida region. We are proud to have Heather on our team, noted Jackie Slatkow, founding partner.Heather is a consummate public relations professional who produces top-notch work that results in exceptional client ser vice. In addition, her impressive work ethic mirrors our rms creative and service-driven approach which delivers unique strategies tailored to meet the needs of each client. As Vice President, she will assist in hiring new sta and creating strategic communications plans She will continue to direct media relations, marketing and publicity for many of the rms non-prot clients, including the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Hanley Foundation, Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Per forming Arts and Palm Beach Day Academy. She will also provide consultation and support for additional clients, including Coordinated Health West Palm Beach, FoundCare, Mathison Whittles LLC, Quantum Foundation, South Florida Science Center & Aquarium, Johns Hopkins A Womans Journey, American Friends of e Hebrew University, Cleveland Clinic Floridas Ball, Harvards Mass. Eye & Ear and EWF Foundation. A graduate of the University of Floridas College of Journalism, Vidulich, a resident of Boynton Beach, has worked as an Account Manager at the rm since 2013. Sage Dental management names new president, CEO Sage Dental Management recently named omas Marler as the new President and Chief Executive Ocer. Marler, a seasoned executive with over 16 years experience in the dental services industry, most recently served as President and Chief Executive Ocer at Dental One, Inc., operating 163 dental oces in 13 states. Prior to that, he led Intelident Solutions, which owned the dental support organizations of Coast Dental Services and SmileCare, as well as related enterprises DDS Lab and DentistRx.During his career with Intelident, in addition to leading the DSOs, he led the eort to create and build two successful startups:DDS Lab and DentistRx. We are extremely fortunate to have Tom join the Sage Dental Management team, said David Willens, Sage Dental Management Interim CEO and Vice Chairman of the Board.Tom is an experienced leader with a proven track record in the DSO space and were excited about the Companys continued future growth and positive community impact under his leadership. Prior to entering the dental services industry, he spent 18 years in the telecommunications industry, holding multiple leadership roles with companies such as Verizon Wireless and Pacic Bell. He earned his Bachelors Degree from Harvard University and his MBA from Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business. Now, he will lead the day-to-day operations at Sage Dental Management, working at the headquarters in Boca Raton. I am very excited about the opportunity to work with the team at Sage Dental Management, Marler said.As the market leader in South Florida, Sage Dental has done a tremendous job providing comprehensive, high-quality general, specialty and cosmetic dentistry in attractive, growing markets.e quality of our doctors and sta and their commitment to their patients and communities is paramount as we continue to grow and service the dental needs of families throughout Florida and Georgia. Sachs Sax Caplan names new equity partner Steven G. Rappaport has been promoted from Principal to Equity Partner in the Boca Raton oce of Sachs Sax Caplan, P.L. He is a member of the rms Community Associations Practice Group. Rappaport handles transactional matters for the rms community association clients, including draing amendments to governing documents, attending Board meetings and elections, handling covenant enforcement disputes, and providing opinions on all aspects of association issues. He currently serves as an at-large member of the board of directors of the Fair Housing/ Equal Employment Board of Palm Beach County.He is an active member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association and South Palm Beach County Bar Association, where he serves as co-chair of the Community Association, Real Estate and Land Use Law Committee.He also serves on the board of the Community Association Institute (CAI) Gold Coast Chapter and is a Gold Coast Chapter Delegate to CAIs Florida Legislative Alliance Committee. Most recently, he was appointed as one of the newest members of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, Floridas largest non-partisan political and public aairs organizations. He received his B.A. with high honors from the University of Florida and his juris doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. Boca resident appointed to local board of advisors Stephen Wertheimer, a resident of Boca Pointe in Boca Raton, has been appointed to the Board of Advisors of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) of Florida Atlantic University. e Institute oers adult residents lectures and educational programs in politics, cur rent aairs, literature, arts and other disciplines throughout the academic year. More than 14,000 area residents participated in OLLI programs in 2018. e Board works with the Institute management in selecting programs and lecturers and advises on topics and issues that would appeal to the public.
31 Delrays Fifth Avenue Grill boasts elegance, excellent cuisine By: Diane Feen Contributing Writer Fih Avenue Grill has always maintained a special place in the hierarchy of restaurants with pedigree and patronage. e dark soothing wood paneling, the dim lighting setting the tone for mysticism or methodology, and the cuisine t for royalty. is landmark institution that has been in downtown Delray for the past 29 years is sacrosanct in its heralded position as a place to dine in renement and refuge. at is not to say that the food is not equally as beloved. Quite to the contrary, the food is as coveted as the restaurant and is prepared with an eye for exclusivity and excellence. Its also a place where locals (and celebrities) dine in anonymity with ease. e Simon family who have lived in Delray Beach as long as the infrastructure come to Fih Avenue Grill as a rite of passage. Since its creation the Fih Avenue Grille has been e place for ne dining, lunch or dinner, a position previously held by the Arcade Tap Room (until it closed). e interior was elegantly nished and furnished, with a structural, but visual, separation between the main dining room and the lounge/bar. And the food was excellent, architect Roy Simon said. Some things never change but despite some of our primal urges for constancy Fih Avenue Grill has changed only one of its footnotes. And that is ownership. e new owner is Carl DeSantis, restauranteur, raconteur and savvy businessman. To know Carl is to know that this landmark restaurant is in good hands. Judy Zolnierek, a long time associate of DeSantis is also working closely with the management team on restaurant operations. ats something most of its regulars count on. And newcomers as well. My cup runneth over, said Gail as she exited Fih Avenue Grill with friends Dee and Anna. e service was amazing (Alex), the food absolutely delicious (ground sirloin) and my servers care and personality were so engaging I cant wait to come back, said the Clermont resident who couldnt help but enthusiastically embrace General Manager Glenn Fiedler on her way out. Fiedler is the keeper of grace at this serene space that stops time and temperament with food to die for (not literally of course). Fiedler was working as a sommelier and server at Fih Avenue Grill when it opened its glorious doors 29-years ago. He is now the General Manager and keeper of all things elegant. We have recently replaced the chandeliers in the dining room but most everything will stay the same. Carls name is synonymous with quality for a reason, said Fiedler. It is Fiedler who will tell you that Fih Avenue Grill is the only steakhouse in Delray Beach and that they have the largest wine list around. We always win the Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. ere are 1020 dierent wines that range from a $4,600 bottle of Chteau Late Rothschild to a $26 bottle of Bollini Pinot Grigio. For a great glass of red wine try the Napa Valley Pahlmeyer Jayson. If its food you want their world is your oyster. ey have the nest cut of meats from deep fried Fillet Mignon to BoneIn Filet Mignon, Prime Rib (made daily), New York Strip, Lamb Chops, Braised Short Ribs in Balsamic Red Wine Reduction and everything in between. e Escargots Bourguignonne with duxelles and shallots are legendary, and the jumbo Lump Crabmeat with Belgium endive and Jalapeo Remoulade is perfect. Seafood entrees range from Lobster Tails to wild Alaskan Salmon and shrimp scampi. ey also have a divine lunch menu with favorites such as signature soups and salads (Barbados seafood salad is one), let mignon, steakhouse burgers and entrees to impress. [CONT. PG 32] A VIP Membership That Pays Your Collision Deductible* Gives You Concierge Class Repair Services Local Merchant Discounts AND Two Professional Auto Details Per YearPlus many other exclusive benefits and invitations to member-only events $12/month rf Boca RatonVIP will pay up to $500 of your collision deductible per reported accident. 833-BOCA-VIP www.bocaratonvip.comA membership that truly pays for itself!
32 Henrys boasts new chef, ownership, menu items By: Shaina Wizov Contributing Writer For over 17 years, Henrys has been a staple on the Boca/Delray dining scene, serving up quality American comfort food for customers who could be seen frequenting the restaurant at least 3-4 times a week. And while Henrys has spent these years under the helm of the successful Rapoports Restaurant Group, the time has come for it to nd a new home. As of this past April, new ownership has taken the lead at Henrys, and they are by no means new to the business. Henrys new sister restaurants include two well known Boca Raton spots, Kee Grill and Tom Sawyers, as well as Coola Fish Bar in Palm Beach and e Crows Nest in Venice. Just before the change in ownership occurred, a new executive chef was put in place. Florida-born-and-bred Chef Amy Mandile, the daughter of two restaurant owners in Stuart, has that culinary edge that only someone who grew up in a restaurant family can have. With no formal training aside from the skills she developed as a child and the experience she gained while working in various restaurants, Chef Amy knew it was her passion and will to learn was what would push her to the top. Her background includes positions at RJ Gators in Jupiter as their corporate trainer and new store opener, followed by an Executive Chef position at Freds Ultima Caf in Palm Beach before taking a position at Henrys for the rst time in 2002. ere were multiple times she le to pur sue opportunities elsewhere, such as food and beverage manager at a golf course and front-of-house manager at Farmers Table, before ultimately returning to Henrys as their new Executive Chef. Now that summer is upon us, Chef Amy has taken advantage of this seasons ingredients and abundance of fresh, or ganic produce available in our area to revamp the menu and add 15 new lunch and dinner items. For lunch, over half of the 11 for $11 menu has been replaced with new options including the turkey and brie wrap, ai chicken salad, open-faced tuna melt, Mediterranean wrap and eggplant parmesan. is special menu is available to diners Monday through Saturday from 11:30am-3pm and includes a choice of soda, coee or tea with each plate. Organic has become a buzzword at Henrys, with three new organic salads on the menu as well as organic red and white wine varietals, both hailing from Sonoma, CA. e organic summer salad, with spinach, cher ry tomatoes, toasted almonds, strawberries, goat cheese and champagne vinaigrette, is a beautiful blend of bright color and avor. e combination of ingredients is well balanced, with the tart goat cheese helping to oset the sweetness of the strawberries and tomatoes. e dressing is where its at though so light and refreshing, it practically screams summer, especially with a crisp glass of organic white wine to wash it all down. While Henrys signature nightly specials have for the most part remained the same, including the chicken pot pie on Sunday, southern fried chicken on Monday and anksgiving dinner on ursday, the new dinner entres have been well received by diners. Seafood fans must try the new grilled salmon, plated atop a bed of roasted vegetable ratatouille and drizzled with a pomegranate glaze; or the sesame-seared tuna, served with Henrys signature fried rice, crispy carrots and wasabi-soy drizzle. Chef Amys new menu isnt the only thing turning heads this summer the weekly promotions are quickly gaining attention too. e Summer Sunset menu, oered daily from 5-6 p.m., features a selection of 11 entre options or four signature pastas, each coming with a choice of soda, iced tea or coee and a starter soup or salad. ere is also a Summer Wine Down menu available with a rotating list of featured wines by the bottle starting at $20 each, half-priced bottles of wine with the purchase of an entre during Wine Wednesdays, and Kids Eat Free all day, every day, with the purchase of an adult entre (children 12 and under). Extended summer happy hour is every day at the bar and dining room, featuring half-price beer, wine and spirits from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Guests can order from a special bar bites menu at the bar from 4-5 p.m. as well. Henrys is located at 16850 Jog Road in Delray Beach. Lunch is served Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and dinner is Monday through Saturday from 5-9 p.m., Sunday from 5-8 p.m. Serving all of P alm Beach County and all of Brow ard County When the holidays arrive there is no more festive place in town. With 75,000 Christmas lights that take three weeks to set up Fih Avenue Grill turns into the North Pole with glittering fanfare that extends throughout the premises. It could make any scrooge smile with glee. at is what entrances the Simon clan. During the Christmas season the building comes alive with festive decorations. It has become a MUST to dine during that period for the pure enjoyment of admiring the decorations and the atmosphere created. On New Years Eve the Simon family and friends continue the tradition of celebrating the New Years arrival with a party, beginning the evening at the Fih Avenue Grille. at legacy has been continuous since the 1930s, adds Roy. Fih Avenue Grill has Happy Hour from 4 to 7pm (Sunday and Tuesday to Friday) Brunch and Lunch. Its a place where quietude and elegance co-mingle, and an 80page wine list exists in all its splendor. We remain the same friendly and calm ambience where you dont have to wear your diamond tiara to dine here. Our sta has been here for years and we continue to be a local treasure, said Fiedler. Fih Avenue Grill is located at 821 SE Fih Ave. Call 561-265-0122 for more information. [FROM PG 31]Delrays Fifth Avenue Grill boasts elegance, excellent cuisine
33 Restaurant roundup Juniors shutters Mizner location Juniors Restaurant & Cheesecake has closed its Mizner Park location. e restaurant shut its doors at the end of June. Mizner also lost Trulucks and Uncle Julios this year. Juniors owner Alan Rosen posted this statement to customers, To the Boca Raton Community, With regret, we must announce that this restaurant is permanently closed for business. We are truly thankful for the opportunity to serve you and apologize for any inconvenience caused. It is our sincere hope to be able to serve you in the future at one of our current or future locations. BurgerFi opens in Boca West Boca Raton now has a BurgerFi. e rst Boca location can be found at 6919 SW 18 St., Suite 105 in the newly renovated Boardwalk at Boca Raton. Husband and wife duo Mark and Michele McCauley, fell in love with the all-natural concept of BurgerFi when they opened their rst location in Atlanta back in 2014. Aer living in Boca Raton for nearly 30 years where they have raised their ve children, the McCauleys are excited to bring the concept back to their hometown. We are excited to open our second BurgerFi right in our backyard and provide the Boca Raton community with a closer location where they can enjoy our all-natural better burgers, said franchisee Michele McCauley. Weve been a part of the BurgerFi family for over four years and truly believe in the experience we provide. We look forward to becoming the new go-to burger destination and oering a fun, family dining experience. e 2,450-square-foot restaurant has a seating capacity for approximately 93 patrons both inside their dining room and partial covered patio seating. e space also features various eco-friendly elements including: Picnic and four-top tables made from over 700,000 upcycled milk jugs; industrial-style chairs with select red chairs made of 111 upcycled Coca-Cola bottles; wood panel walls made from the most renewable timber available No. 2 southern pine lumber; a 10-foot fan that consumes 88 percent less energy; and 100 percent energy ecient LED lighting. New summer cocktails at Louie Bossi Louie Bossis Ristorante has two new summer cocktails, the Almond Espresso Martini with Bailey Almond, Lavazza coee and Vanilla Vodka ($12) and the Local Strawberry Mojito with Local Oak & Cane Rum, local strawberries and fresh mint ($12). e restaurant also has a new house-made Traverse Cities Bourbon infused with cherry juice and orange bitters which will be included in the Signature House Old Fashioned. Bottomless cocktails on e Locale brunch menu You can have bottomless mimosas, bellinis, bloody Marys or Funky Buddha Floridian for $14 when you eat Sunday brunch at e Locale. Brunch, which features classic dishes with a Latin twist, is served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. As for the food, brunch highlights range from the familiar to the non-traditional, including Latin Eggs Benedict with fried sweet plantains and yellow chili sauce, Breakfast Burger topped with a fried egg and avocado, and Berry Wae with a white or dark chocolate ganache. If youre into sharing, order an assortment of Stued Flatbreads loaded with toppings, like the Carnivoro topped with arrabiata sauce, pancetta, pepperoni and sausage; or the Sweet Bread simply topped with guava and fresh white cheese. Maxs Harvest closes Maxs Harvest in Pineapple Grove closed its doors last month aer a Sunday brunch service. A farm-to-table concept, before that was a norm, opened in 2011 by restauranteur Dennis Max. Max le the restaurant about a year ago. Booze Pops at e O.G. Cool o with a Booze Pop or Frozen Sangria at Delrays e O.G. e O.G. combines childhood summer nostalgia with an adult alcohol edge with its new treats. Having perfected the sugar vs. alcohol content, Challo Schott takes guests back in time with a grown-up makeover as they chew and sip through four unique pop avors and an adult Capri Sun-styled Frozen Sangria. e drinks are equipped with BPA free, reusable straws. Maxs Grille general managers join Ouzo Bay team Hospitality veterans Laura Huron and Brian Bagley are now managing partners of Ouzo Bay. ey join the team aer years with Dennis Max and Mizner Parks Maxs Grille. Its the dawn of a new era for East Boca Raton and the Palm Beach County restaurant scene with Mizner Park and Downtown Boca Raton undergoing a hospitality renaissance, said Eric Smith, Co-Founder of Atlas Restaurant Group, which owns Ouzo Bay. Older, veteran brands are on their way out. e rise of the independent restaurateur and modernized menus is seeing many tenured individuals who have worked under celebrated market leaders now seeking to break out on their own to deliver something new to the active dining customers of Palm Beach County. With so many new residents arriving daily, were motivated to expand further in the area. Sweet deal: 32 Bubbles brings eclectic ice cream goodness on its truckBy: Natalya Jones Contributing Writer If you comb through Instagram you may see Boca locals holding up ltered pictures of ice cream scoops sitting in a folded wae cone. You may even notice bright colors for the waes and elaborate accoutrements such as pocky sticks, Oreos, various syrups, Fruity Pebbles and much more. is diabetic dream is brought to residents by 32 Bubbles, a food truck that operates throughout South Florida. Customers can indulge in avors such as Crazy Brownie (Vanilla wae, dulce de leche ice cream, homemade brownie, candied walnuts, condensed milk), Snickers Wae (Chocolate wae, vanilla ice cream, honey roasted peanuts, Snickers pieces, caramel and milk chocolate sauce) and strawberry shortcake (Strawberry wae, vanilla shortcake ice cream, fresh strawberries, berry sauce, strawberry pocky stick and whipped cream). We are always working on new avor ice creams as well as combinations of avors to oer via our truck, said Andrew Whiteman, owner and operator. We do seasonal specials like Pumpkin and Sweet Potato during the holiday season...32 Bubbles will also be launching new products like dry snack wafe bars and wae chips in the upcoming months. So how did 32 Bubbles start? Bubbles was really started with the idea of bringing something fun and new to the South Florida community. We enjoy having something everyone can be a part of and share with family and friends, Whiteman said. Especially in the Boca Raton area, we have really been able to become part of the community and get to participate in local events with the city, schools, and local businesses. As a chef it is great to have a product that we can play with and create treats that make everyone smile. In the end, we hope to create memories for all our guests when they visit our truckand take home any of our other products. Follow 32 Bubbles on Instagram @32bubbles to seewhere the truck will be next. Visit 32Bubbles.com. References upon request. 646-528-9806Jane Strisik Busker 32 Bubbles serves up ice cream in a wae cone out of its food truck that can be found roaming around Boca. Photo courtesy of 32 Bubbles.
34 Bocas economic development report By: Jessica Del Vecchio Economic Development Manager Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Partnerships at the Boca Raton Airport e Oce of Economic Development recently partnered with private aviation company, Privaira. e Oces new City Magazine will be on all of Privairas national and international ights. In addition to being on-board, our magazine will also be in the guest lounges of Signature Flight Support and Atlantic Aviation, also based at the Boca Airport. ese partnerships give us the opportunity to help spread the good Boca word to the national and international traveler. To see a digital version of our new publication, go to https://issuu.com/jespublishing/docs/cityoocapublication/1?=true Business Briefs: Hair Club for Men is moving its corporate headquarters, along with their120 employees to the Palmetto Place building located at Palmetto Park Road and I-95. e relocation is slated for November 2018. 4Ocean is on a mission to remove trash and plastic from the ocean and coastlines across the globe. e company launched two short years ago and have experienced rapid growth and tremendous success. is month they received some well-deserved coverage on the Today Show. With approximately $300 million in total revenue, Boca-based Red Hawk Fire and Security acquired Security and Data Technologies. e 171,489-square-foot campus-like building on Yamato Road, that sits on 10 acres and is home to ADT sold for $42 million. Allure Boca the newly constructed 282 unit apartment community (with a 10,500 square-foot-retail component) that sits on 14 acres within the Park at Broken Sound has sold for $92 million equating to $327,000 a door. e 50,671 square-foot-oce building at 1750 Clint Moore Road has sold for $13 million. e building, which sits on 5 acres, last traded in 2013 for $12.7 million. Boca Ranks in the Top Ten for Best Beach Towns Financial rm WalletHub analyzed 205 cities across the country and compared metrics including: economy, education, health, quality of life, safety and overall weather. Boca ranks in the top 10 as one of the Best Beach Towns to Live coming in at No. 7 Finalist in HGTVs Ultimate House Hunt In economic development we work primarily with the corporate community but when we were invited to tour one of the nalist mansions in HGTVs Ultimate House Hunt we jumped at the chance. e $11.5 million Boca waterfront mansion has 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and is the only South Flor ida home to make it to the nals. Have corporate news to share or looking to relocate/ expand your company to Boca Raton? Contact the citys Oce of Economic Development at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Construction underway on downtown Courtyard by Marriott Kolter Hospitality breaks ground, announces HQ move to Delray By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Visitors will have a new place to stay downtown just in time for season next year. Construction on the Courtyard by Marriott is underway. e four-story hotel will house 150 guest rooms, 2,000-square-feet of meeting space and a rooop pool. e hotel, located at 135 SE 6th Ave., is expected to be completed by Fall 2019. Kolter Hospitality is behind the project. It is the groups second Delray hotel and h in Palm Beach County. ey also brought the Hyatt Place to Pineapple Grove in 2013. Based in West Palm Beach cur rently, president of the hotel management, development and acquisitions rm Scott Webb recently announced the group will be moving its headquarters to Pineapple Grove next summer. During the groundbreaking for the Courtyard project, Webb said the senior management team, which is about 50-60 employees, will be housed in the new Delray oce. Webb said he is also house hunting for a Delray Beach home. e Courtyard project will employ between 75 and 200 construction workers. Once completed, Webb said the hotel will employ about 60 people. e city has a very bright future, he said. We look for ward to working and living here soon. City ocials help break ground on the Courtyard by Marriott hotel downtown. Sta photo. A rendering of the downtown Courtyard by Marriott hotel. Sta photo.
35 REAL ESTATEBoca buildings for sale INSIDE Palm Beach County Check out Moderne Boca St. Jude Catholic School in Boca Raton will Illuminate Our Future with $4 million additionBy: Dale King Contributing Writer e sprawling St. Jude Catholic Church campus in Boca Raton, which includes a worship center, school, outdoor pavilion and an impressive parish hall added a few years ago, is approaching its 40th anniversary in 2019. Whatever celebration is planned next year to memorialize four decades of service to God will be marked by the opening of a $4 million addition to St. Jude School, a Pre-K to 8th grade facility that opened in 1985, and has oper ated for 33 years without a gymnasium or stage performance area. ose omissions should be remedied in Aug. 2019 when the doors of the major addition swing wide to welcome students, teachers and guests to the halls of faith-based Catholic education on the campus at 21689 Toledo Road in Bocas western suburbs. I am happy to announce a new and exciting chapter in the ongoing story of St. Jude, said the pastor, the Rev. John F. Horan. We are in urgent need of a new pre-school building, administrative ofces for the school and a gymnatorium where students of St. Jude School, and all youngsters of our parish, can gather and participate in athletic, cultural, religious and social activities. To cover the cost of this new facility, the church kicked o an Illuminating Our Future campaign earlier this year. Director of Development Jay Brandt recently accompanied reporters on a tour of the Catholic learning center as crews prepare to begin work that includes razing two existing, old buildings and creating a new outdoor athletic complex. Brandt said the campaign is more than halfway to its goal, having already raised about $2.6 million. e Illuminating Our Future campaign is a very exciting project, said Brandt. It includes construction of a new school entrance that leads to administrative oces. ere will be four new pre-K-3 and pre-K-4 classrooms. e accommodations will be equipped with the latest in advanced educational technology. ere will be areas for play, for rest and for study. Beyond that will be a 6,000-squarefoot gymnasium that doubles as an auditorium, he added. e indoor gym has a welcoming warmth with natural wood oors and the bright colors of the Saints all around. e schools colors are blue and white. At the far end will be an elevated stage with lighting and a full sound system to allow the school and church to present artistic events. Principal Deborah Armstrong noted the importance of the gym/auditorium combination. Since its inception in 1985, St. Jude School has provided a quality Catholic education. While we have been successful, there has been a missing piece to the puzzle a gymnasium. Brandt said the gym will create an indoor area for recreational play, physical education classes and participation in sporting events. He noted the school has athletic teams, but all activities must now take place outside oen an inconvenience in torrid Florida. From the arts to sports to play time, this is what our campus has needed for many years, he added. e addition will be named for Frank and Vera Ferola. e Ferolas set up a charitable foundation that supports a number of organizations, particular ly Catholic education facilities such as St. John Paul II High School (now Saint John Paul II Academy), St. Jude Church and school and Boca Raton Regional Hospital, among others. Frank Ferola passed away in 2012. His widow continues to oversee the workings of the foundation. Brandt noted that, e Frank and Vera Ferola Education Center is long overdue, and will benet our entire parish community. e addition ts in perfectly with the rest of the campus. e development director pointed out that some of the planning for the addition took place at the time of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Some pupil safety factors were already included in the plans. e addition, for example, will have one entry door and a single exit door accessing the lobby. Principal Armstrong is particularly excited about the addition. e vibrant design is indicative of the life and joy that lls our campus on a daily basis. By moving the main oce away from the center of the campus, we create a safer environment for all students in pre-K to eighth grade. She added, with no lack of enthusiasm: Words cannot come close to captur ing my joy for the future of St. Jude Catholic School with the launch of its Illuminating our Future eort. A rendering of the gymnatorium inside the new St. Jude School on the St. Jude Catholic Church campus in Boca Raton. Submitted photo. A rendering of a classroom inside the new St. Jude School on the St. Jude Catholic Church campus in Boca Raton. Submitted photo. A rendering of the new St. Jude School on the St. Jude Catholic Church campus in Boca Raton. Submitted photo.
36 Whats up in the real estate marketBoca-based Rosemurgy Properties acquires new assets Rosemurgy Properties recently acquired two new retail assets. One is a 14,750-square-foot CVS Pharmacy located at 4191 West Indiantown Road in Jupiter. e second a 2,150-square-foot Starbucks Coee at 2209 SW Gatlin Boulevard in Port St. Lucie that opened in Feb. 2018. Patrick Nutt of Calkain Companies provided brokerage services for both locations. We are pleased to add two new national credit-worthy tenants to our portfolio, said Alex Rosemurgy, CEO, Rosemurgy Properties. Both locations will do well in the years to come. Lang Realty to launch Lang TV Lang Realty has announced plans to launch Lang TV, a lifestyle real estate channel, that will stream 24/7. e channel, which is set to launch in September, will feature agents, real estate, lifestyle activities, interior design, country club living and more. As marketing platforms continue to evolve, this innovative format is designed to provide our agents with a competitive advantage in connecting with potential home buyers, sellers, other agents and local businesses throughout South Flor ida, said Scott Agran, president of Lang Realty. Produced by BYL Network, Lang TV will stream on Smart TVs and online from any internet connection around the world. e channel will broadcast throughout Langs 11 oces and online at www.langrealty.com that reaches over 140,000 unique visitors each month. You will be able to view the channel at http://www.langrealty.tv. Silver International Realty adds new agent Broker and owner of Silver International Realty Christel Silver has hired real estate agent Jose Antonio Fernandez. Fernandez is a Chilean born tennis player and coach. He is the third generation of tennis professionals. His grandfather, Armando Ibarra, was one of the rst tennis Pros in Chile. His mother, Car men Ibarra, was Chilean No. 1 Player for 15 years and 4 times South-American Champion. His Uncle Patricio Cornejo was a top Professional Player and Davis Cup nalist. Fernandez played on the ATP tour for 12 years, reaching a career-high rank of 202 in 1991. During this time, he was a member of the Chilean Davis Cup team (1986-1992). In 1979, he had the privilege to win the Orange Bowl World Championship for Juniors. Aer retiring from the ATP Pro Tour, he started his coaching career focusing on the human inside of the tennis player. In his 20 plus years as a coach, he spent 15 years as Director of Tennis at one of the most prestigious clubs in Germany. After that he created SPORTmind where he aspired to develop players from the inside out. He also had the privilege of coaching Ste Graf, as well as working to develop the maximum potential of many promising juniors. Recently, Mr. Fernandez was selected to act as Ocial Agent for the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar. Now, he is dabbling in real estate. Due to his international background he is uent in Spanish, Portuguese, German, English and he has some knowledge of French and Italian. Because of the fact that he is currently living in the Sunshine State, he decided to help his friends in their search for investment properties in the region, Silver said. NXT Capital closes $43 Million loan to renance Delray Station NXT Capital recently closed a $43 million rst mortgage to renance Delray Station, a 284-unit, Class-A multifamily property located in Delray Beach. Delray Station is located one mile east of downtown Delray. Community amenities include a resort-style pool with private cabanas, clubhouse with game room and demonstration kitchen, 24-hour tness center with an interactive yoga studio and an outdoor kitchen for private use. NXT Capitals Real Estate Finance group primarily serves experienced real estate investors. It provides non-recourse rst mortgages of $10 million to $75 million for major-market properties with initial DSC greater than 1.0X. NXT Capital provides structured nancing solutions through its Real Estate Finance and Cor porate Finance groups, originating transactions on a national basis. 13thFloor Homes acquires 110 acres in Delray Beach for Avalon Trails 13thFloor Homes, the homebuilding division of 13thFloor Investments, recently acquired 110 acres of land for the development of Avalon Trails, a 55+ age-restricted community in West Delray Beach. e company purchased the site from Marina Lakes Golf LLC for $5.4 million. e new community will redevelop the property into an active adult community with 521 residential homes in anisland-like setting surrounded by lakes and natural buers. e project, which received unanimous approval from Palm Beach County commissioners, is expected to break ground this year with pre-construction sales launching toward the end of 2018. Avalon Trails site plan restricts homebuilding to approximately 50 percent of the propertys developable land, instead allowing for more green space and community improvements such as lush lakes, rich landscape buers, and a 2.4-mile tness trail surrounding the community. Avalon Trails will contain three distinct residential models single family homes, villas and multifamily residences with prices expected to range from the $300,000s to $500,000s. Avalon Trails will include a state-of-theart, professionally managed clubhouse with features such as resort-style pools, card rooms, exercise equipment, business centers, billiards areas, and much more. Other community amenities will include tennis and pickle ball courts, bocce ball, over 2 miles of landscaped walkways and trails, lakefront park areas and community security. Avalon Trails marks the builders fourth golf course repositioning project. Recent completions include Central Parc, a 253-single-family-home community in Tamarac which sold out a within 2 years of its sales launch, Manor Parc, a sister community comprised of 239-single-family-homes, and Hidden Trails, the rms third development that is comprised of 214 homes. e developer is currently in the approval process for seven additional repositioning projects. To learn more about the project please visitwww.avalontrails.com. Dstackhouse@regtitles.com
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38 ADTs headquarters purchased for $42 million Staff report ADT Inc.s global headquarters has been sold to a team of property investors for $42 million. e 171,489-square-foot space has a cafeteria, gym and skylit atrium. e property, located at 1501 Yamato Road, sits on 10 acres and has golf course views. e Class A oce building was developed in 1983. It was completely renovated in 2011 before ADT took occupancy. ADT is a leading provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in the United States and Canada. ADT employs approximately 17,500 people in the United States and Canada. Cushman & Wakeeld negotiated the sale and nancing of the building. e Cushman & Wakeeld Capital Markets team ofScott ODonnell, Dominic Montazemi, Mike Davis, Greg Miller, Rick Brugge and Michael Lerner negotiated the sale on behalf of Philadelphia-based RAIT Financial Trust. In a joint venture partnership, Boca Raton-basedPEBB Enterprises and Chicago-based Tortoise Properties, LLC acquired the asset. e total cost was $42.05 million ($245 per square foot). e PEBB/Tortoise partnership makes for the perfect buyer given PEBBs understanding of the North Boca Raton market and inhouse leasing and management capabilities along with Tortoises deep investment exper tise and capital, ODonnell said. Jason Hochman of Cushman & WakeeldsEquity, Debt & Structured Finance Group assisted the PEBB/Tortoise team in securing a $28.6 million, non-recourse acquisition loan with a low interest rate and exible prepayment terms. e building is located within e Park at Broken Sound, a 700-acre, mixed-use park. With over 1,300 multi-family residential units and a new retail center, e Park at Broken Sound is transforming into a livework-play destination, said ODonnell. is new development at e Park at Broken Sound will enhance the value of the property over time.
39 Avison Youngs Florida Capital Markets Group tapped to sell Boca portfolioStaff report Avison Youngs Florida Capital Markets Group has been exclusively retained to market and sell a 77,573-squarefoot oce and retail portfolio in Boca Raton. e portfolio consists of a 45,173-square-foot Bank of America-anchored oce building at 23123 State Road 7 and two retail centers, dubbed Hillsboro I and II, at 22653-22841 State Road 7. Avison Young Principals David Duckworth, John K. Crotty, CCIM, Michael T. Fay, Mark Rubin, and Senior Associates Joshua Ladle and Brian De La Fe will negotiate and facilitate the disposition on behalf of aliates of the seller, Zaragon, Inc., based in Chicago. Zaragons Boca Raton portfolio represents a prime opportunity to purchase two high-performing, fully occupied retail centers and an 85-percent-leased oce property with prominent visibility on highly tracked State Road 7 in auent Boca Raton, Duckworth said. e assets are being oered collectively to provide an investor a diversied portfolio with upside potential and management synergies due to proximity, although the seller will consider individual oers. e portfolio listing comes on the heels of the Avison Young Florida Capital Markets Group completing the $7.5 million sale of e Atrium, a fully occupied 37,392-square-foot corporate oce building in West Palm Beach to Zaragon within just a 45-day period. e team was selected by Zaragon to market the Boca Raton assets based on the teams collaborative approach of deploying both market and product type specic expert human capital to achieve market leading results.
40 President of Kolter Urban Bob Vail shares reasons for the sales success of Moderne BocaStaff report As a result of consistent, strong sales activity, Moderne Boca has released its nal two buildings for sale. We asked the President of Kolter Urban to give us insight on what makes this iconic development so unique. Location It is considered the most famous principle in all of real estate location, location, location.Our buyers have immediately gravitated to Moderne Bocas location and the ease of accessibility it provides.eyre living in a location that allows them access to the best of everything that Boca Raton is known for, as well as easy access to 95 or the Turnpike, allowing them to enjoy everything South Florida oers.We also just released the nal buildings, located directly on Pondhawk Nature Preserve.Its extremely rare to nd 75-acres of state-protected nature preserve as your backyard, especially in this prime East Boca Raton location. e Contemporary DesignRegionally and nationally, weve seen modern, contemporary design trending in both the luxury residential and hospitality segments. Considering the consistent sales pace, the design is denitely in high demand here.We nd that our homebuyers were attracted to not only the design, but also Modernes game-changing features like private interior elevators in select residences, as well as the European-style kitchens that are oered as standard in these new homes. Its a Game-ChangerModerne Boca delivers what consumers are seeking on all fronts. Our signage promotes Game-Changing Upgrades Included which means that every element was thoughtfully planned to create a chic, ultra-trendy design and maintenance-free lifestyle. Functionality was also designed into the oor plans oering a high degree of exibility for homeowners. Weve taken all the luxury features we build into our tower condominiums and have brought them into these three-level homes, including elevators in many of the residences. ere are some aspects of the construction that homebuyers may not be aware of, such as poured concrete oors and designer tile accents on the exteriors of the buildings. e AmenitiesWhen planning Moderne Boca, we listened to what our buyers were asking for and focused our attention on creating a maintenance-free lifestyle. Not only do residents have access to tness and a resort style pool, but they also have the added benet of on-site services and maintenance that provide them with the ability to live life at their pace, on their schedule. e lush landscaping throughout and surrounding the community truly provides an intimate tropical vibe. e Pricingis is the rst contemporary modern design that also brings an aordable oering for year-round and seasonal residents who want to be in the center of the action. Moderne Boca is the only new construction in a prime Boca Raton location, starting in the $500s.e consistent sales pace has caught the attention of local real estate professionals, while the stunning design and game-changing features are met with rave reviews from homebuyers.Our distinctive three-story private residences oer 2,128 to 2,794-square-feet of living area, plus three oor plans with exible living spaces for media rooms, guest suites or home oces.If you are interested in more information, visit ModerneBoca.com or call 561-300-6787 to schedule a private tour. Delray Beach, FL 33483 1047 Kokomo Key LaneDelray Beach, FL 33444 110 SE 2nd Street 401 Boynton Beach, FL 33435 350 N Federal Hwy Parkland FL 33076 8222 Bradford WayrfrntbbtDelray Beach, FL 33444 71 NW 4th Avenue Allyson Sullivan is the Downtown Delray specialist for 15 years nobody knows downtown real estate better than Allyson!Allyson Sullivan561-573-8883 AllysonSL@hotmail.comwww.allysonsullivan.com900 East Atlantic Ave #16B Delray Beach, FL 33483
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42 A typical day in the life of a RealtorBy: Christel Silver Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers First of all, there is no typical day. Every Realtor has a different schedule, a dierent engagement with the industry, andbeing an independent contractora dierent daily schedule. And they all have to balance their time between daily administrative duties and income-producing activities. Clients oen only have time during the o hours to see properties.And meeting with inspectors, appraisers, repair companies, stagers, cleaning personal, and more takes time. While this can be challenging, it also a reason why some Realtors love the profession. In recent years new technology has become signicant: social media computers smart phones. While we are not driving buyers to showings as oen as we used to now we are spending many hours on the computer.I remember the days when we did not have mobile phones no fax machines no social media. Here are just some of the responsibilities for a Realtor: Completing, submitting and ling real estate documents, contract, listing and lease records. Shuing appointments for showings, meetings, open houses, inspections, listings. Keeping track of listings: installing the sign and lockbox, creating a brochure, ad, weekly updates with the owner, scheduling appointments and feedback. Creating marketing: yers, newsletters, listings, ads, personal notes. Checking nancials weekly, monthly, quarterly and watching the budget. Researching the market daily because we need to know our market. Answering telephone calls, emails, and snail mail requests. Updating the website and posting on social media Every real estate agent must be licensed in the state of operation, and have 14-hour continuingeducation every two years in order to maintain an active license. Many Realtors additionally take courses to achieve a designation to show the general public about their qualications. But the most important job for a Realtor is to generate leads. Without buyers, sellers or renters, there would be no sale or commission.Agents will reach out to their sphere of inuence, family, friends, former colleagues, business acquaintances like barber, doctor, cleaning ser vice. Networking is a must. Colleagues may not buy or sell necessarily, but they may know someone who is looking. Fellow agents across the country and around the world are great referral sources, which means attending conventions, meetings and networking events. e best referral is a satised clientbut you need to stay in touch. Sometimes it does not work out because the client and the agent do not connect. Oen the last minute disasters are in the hands of the Realtor being solved. Just imagine the closing date and the owner is out of the country without telling you. Or the money has not been wired in time, but the buyers have their moving truck waiting to be unloaded. Or the owner turned o the electricity and it is aer hours. Or aer a showing, the owners are locked out and the agent has to come to the rescue. Every day is a challenging day not a typical day! About Christel Silver Christel Silver is a full time Broker/Owner of Silver Inter national 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. Silver served the Florida Certied Residential Specialist (CRS) Chapter as President, as Regional Vice President helping Chapters to grow, and as a member of the Board of Directors for two years. Fiy percent of her business is in the International arena. For more information visit www. silverhouses.com .Ask an expert: Your HOA, condo questions By: Avi S. Tryson, Esq. Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Q: Can home owner association (HOA) board members discuss HOA business in private emails? We have nine board members. If more than ve are on an email string is this a violation of Florida Statutes? C.S., Boca Raton A: Assuming that your associations governing documents provide that a major ity of the board of directors constitutes a quorum of the board of directors, then a majority of the board members meeting in person would constitute a board meeting that would have to satisfy the notice requirements set forth in 720.303 Florida Statutes and your associations governing documents. However, pursuant to 720.303(2)(a) Florida Statutes, board members may use email as a means of communication but may not cast a vote on an association matter via email. erefore, it is not a violation of the Flor ida Statutes for your board members to discuss your communitys business in private emails, but the board members would be prohibited from voting on any association matter in such emails. Q: What is the potential liability to a condo association when it comes to the various taxes that come due from the income members derive from leasing their respective condos? In other words, if the association is a bit lax in its lease approval process, could it be liable for the collection of such taxes in the event of a member not following through with respective tax collection and forwarding it to the respective tax agency? K.Z., Boca Raton A: e obligation to pay the income tax and hotel bed tax and any other taxes derived from an owner leasing their unit is the owners responsibility. e association would not have any obligation to pay such taxes. Q: I live in a condominium and our election happened recently. We now have all new board members who have never served on the board before (including myself). Do you have any advice that will help us manage our communitys aairs? S.B., Boca Raton A: Yes, I have some important advice for you and your fellow board members. First, pursuant to 720.3033(1)(a) within 90 days aer being elected to the board, each director must either (a) certify in writing to the secretary of the association that he or she read the associations declaration of covenants, articles of incorporation, bylaws, and current written rules and policies; that he or she will work to uphold such documents and policies to the best of his or her ability; and that he or she will faithfully discharge his or her duciary responsibility to the associations members, or (b) submit a certicate of having satisfactorily completed the educational curriculum administered by a division-approved education provider. While the statute only requires you to satisfy either (a) or (b), we recommend that you review the associations governing documents and take a Board Certication Course, because there is information that you will learn from one that you will not get from the other, but if completed together, you are setting yourself up for success. Second, learn to rely on your professionals; meaning, for example, if you have a legal question, ask the associations attorney, if you have an issue with the buildings roof, make sure you have a licensed roofer or engineer inspect the roof for any issues. By relying on professionals, the board isnt holding themselves out as something they arent, which limits the liability exposure for not only the board but also for the association. Finally, be involved. Dont assume that another board member or the property manager is doing the job for you. Additionally, just because, for example, the treasurer is supposed to be the person who handles the associations nances, that doesnt mean the other board members dont need to know what the associations nances look like in order to make decisions that aect the community as a whole. Avi S. Tryson, Esq., is Partner of the Law Firm Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross. 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 informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.e publication of this article does not create an attorney-client relationship between the reader and Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross, or any of our attorneys.Readers should not act or refrain from acting based upon the information contained in this ar ticle 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 Tri-Rail picks former Kings Deli site for second depot in BocaProperty owner, Crocker Partners, has yet to OK land saleBy: Dale King Contributing Writer Aer some 10 years of studying possible locations for a second train station in Boca Raton, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, which oversees operations of Tri-Rail trains, has chosen a 2.12-acre parcel of land on Military Trail at NW 19 St., site of the former Kings Gourmet Deli, for the rail stop expected to open by 2023. e objective is to improve accessibility to the Tri-Rail system and better serve the underutilized markets of downtown Boca Raton, local colleges and universities, area businesses and the growing resident population, says a yer distributed at a public information meeting. Victor Garcia, corporate and community outreach manager for SFRTA, explained the project to members of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce at a meeting of the Chambers Economic Development Committee on June 19. SFRTA made the ocial announcement of a site selection at a hearing the next night at Spanish River Library. e transportation authority does not yet have a green light for the project. e property being eyed by SFRTA is currently owned by Crocker Partners, a development rm with a long history of constructing retail and residential venues in Boca Raton, among them, Mizner Park and Boca Center. However, the developer is currently involved in litigation with the city over a plan to develop Midtown Boca, a complex of apartments and retail stores. e train station was originally proposed to be part of Midtown, which would emphasize walkability and encourage residents to walk to the station and stores, a concept called live-work-play. A spokeswoman for Crocker said that as of mid-July, Tri-Rail had not approached the developer about purchasing the land which, according to the Palm Beach County Property Appraisers website, has a value of just over $1.1 million. Crocker has notied the city of its intent to le a claim against Boca for $137 million in damages, said the spokeswoman for Crocker. Local ocials have 150 days to respond before the action is initiated. In the second legal stroke, she said, Crocker seeks to end the citys delays in putting development regulations in place so that the developer and other Midtown property owners can bring their projects forward. e spokeswoman said that when the city annexed the property from the county, it was only with commercial zoning in place. e city has designated it as a planned mobility district which would have allowed for residential development, but did not put that zoning into place, she explained. SFRTA indicated it would spend an estimated $17 million to acquire the land and build the station. Tri-Rail already has a rail station in Boca, farther north along the train line, at 680 Yamato Road. e yer handed out at the meeting says the Yamato train station has one of the highest ridership volumes of all 18 stations on the 72-mile Tri-Rail line. Garcia said a 19th station a depot called Miami Central is scheduled to open next year. Design features include a total of 75 parking spots, Garcia told the Chamber committee; a drop-o for bus passengers as well as a bus pullout onto Military Trail northbound. Aer obtaining the land, SFRTA said it plans to start building the second Tri-Railstation in 2022 and open it in 2023. Property values continue to rise in Palm Beach County By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor As cities begin to prepare budgets and tax rates to assess residents for the upcoming scal year, the Palm Beach County Property Appraisers oce announced that taxable values have increased countywide. From 2017 to 2018, Palm Beach County-wide property taxable values have increased 6.53 percent. at gure is based on market conditions as of Jan. 1. We are entering into an exciting period in our Countys history, as record development and growth indicates a healthy and stable real estate market in our region, said Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks, CFA, AAS. She credits the increase to new construction of apartment complexes in the county. ere were 16 new apartment complexes built this year totaling $800 million in value. Total, the county saw $2.4 billion in new construction. In the next few years, she said to keep an eye on new, large residential communities that are planned to pop up. e average home in the county sold for about $340,000 this year, she said. e county has a total market value of $264.7 billion and total taxable value of $187.8 billion, according to Jacks. In Boca Raton, property values are up 6.3 percent. In Delray Beach, the increase totals 8.62 percent. e Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority, which is a taxing district, saw an increase of 11.63 percent. Mid-August, residents can expect to see the Truth in Millage also known as TRIM Notices in their mail. Trez Forman Capital Group closes $20 million loan for Delray condominium projectBorrower to develop 70 units and ground-oor retail just a block from Atlantic AvenueStaff report Trez Forman Capital recently closed on a $20.59 million construction loan for a luxury condominium project in downtown Delray Beach. First Delray is located on 1.12 acres one block from Atlantic Avenue. e borrower SOFA I, LLLP, plans on developing 70 residences and ground-oor retail at 111 SE First Ave. Trez Forman President and CEO Brett Forman ar ranged the transaction, which closed on June 13. e building will have full amenities including a pool with cabanas, recreation deck, covered openair lounge, summer kitchen, bar, billiard tables and a tness center.e pet-friendly building also features secured gated parking, bicycle valet, private storage, electric car charging stations and an atrium lobby. Residences will be on levels two through ve, with parking on the rst two oors. is community is being developed in one of the hottest areas of Palm Beach County, Forman said.Its easily walkable to the restaurants, shops and nightlife on Atlantic Avenue, which has undergone a recent surge in commercial growth. Trez Forman provides commercial bridge loans for development and construction and senior stretch nancing starting at $5 million. It also oers private and institutional investors equity investment oppor tunities in a variety of funds and assets. Existing Tri-Rail station o Yamato Road in Boca Raton. Photo by Dale King. A second Tri-Rail station in Boca Raton is scheduled to be built along this stretch of track south of Glades Road (bridge in background) at the inter section of Military Trail and NW 19 St. Photo by Dale King.
44 Space of Mind launches Community Classroom Project in Delray BeachStaff report Downtown Delray Beachs modern schoolhouse Space of Mind has launched a new initiative, the Community Classroom Project. e CCP is a nonprot, educational resource that was developed to reduce school-related stress through initiatives and experiential STEAM learning programs, educational solutions, entrepreneurship, scholarships and by bridging the gap between students, parents, educators, schools, mental health providers and the community. rough our work with Space of Mind, I saw the need in our community for services that help parents, educators and community leaders better understand a childs social, emotional, academic and creative developmental process, environmental stressors and go-to coping mechanisms for their stress, said Ali Kaufman, founder of Space of Mind and Community Classroom Project. rough this new non-prot, we are able to oer a variety of opportunities to support those who are struggling to help the kids in their lives but dont have the resources and tools. e concept was introduced over the summer during a Banksy-themed party on the expanding Space of Mind campus. Highlighting the currently-under-construction community center, to be known as e Hub, the party oered tours showing o the dierent creative, learning, performance and meeting spaces that will open next door to the existing Space of Mind Schoolhouse this fall. Party guests were given colored construction hats and encouraged to #beabuilder to help launch CCP and e Hub. Funded in part by the Community Classroom Project, e Hub, at 101 NW 1st Ave. will be a home to the nonprots headquar ters, as well as the ink Tank, a resource center for parents, educators and community members, music, media, fashion design and art studios, an entrepreneurship incubator, commissary kitchen, cooking school, community theater and science classroom/lab. e Hub will also oer memberships, community programming, event rentals and meeting spaces for local businesses, groups and organizations. Space of Mind was launched by Ali Kaufman in Delray in 2004 as a private coaching company focused on supporting clients with inattention, disorganization and anxiety. Frustrated with the lack of exibility within the traditional school system to meet stressed-out students individual needs, Kaufman started her own social homeschool program in 2010 with just three students in her living room. Quickly, that group grew, and by the time SOM moved into the historic Clarke House (circa 1896) in April 2011, there were eight students. Since then, SOM has grown to 40+ full-time students, 16+ sta members and also oers programs for post-high school students and adults. Kaufman said e Hub will be an extension of what Space of Mind oers its students to the community. Rachel Mezza, Michael Silverman and Chris Leary from Delivery Dudes tour e Hub. Submitted photo. SOM Executive Chef Neil Herekar serves up an Indian favorite, Bhel Puri during the Community Classroom Project launch. Submitted photo. Space of Mind alumni, Graham Lutz and Cameron Kaye at the Community Classroom Project launch. Seniors can sign up for JFS Storm Alert TeamJewish Family Services created Storm Alert Team to check on seniors aer major weather events Staff report Seniors who are living alone can register with Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services for its Storm Alert Team, which will check in aer a major weather event. While the nonprot is not a rst responder agency, JFS will help those registered before or aer a storm. Last month, JFS distributed hurricane supplies and non-per ishable food to 600 clients. Each June JFS reviews their Hurricane Emergency Preparedness process and reviews their plan of action before and after a major weather event.Preparations have begun to expand its existing emergency response efforts before and immediately after the storm. JFS is proactively encouraging seniors living alone who are not already clients of the agency, to register with them so that JFS can check in on them before and aer major weather events.You do not have to be an existing agency client to register and your contact information will remain condential and not shared with any other program or service of the agency. We want every senior in south Palm Beach County to be safe and to have the support they need aer a crisis, said JFS President and CEO, Danielle Hartman. Last year we opened up a registration line and had over 30 families contact us to register their loved ones as they were living out of State and were not here to check in themselves.is year we decided to be pro-active with this registration process and are actively encouraging seniors, particularly those living alone with no family close by, to connect with us now, rather than waiting until a crisis. One of the biggest challenges JFS faced post-Irma was that JFS knew people needed help but didnt know specifically where they lived or what they needed. ere is no charge to register for this program, however, it is restricted to clients residing in the JFS service area of Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach. In addition, JFS is looking for volunteers to join the JFS Storm Alert Team.ese teams of volunteers will be deployed aer a major weather event to bring water and supplies to those who need it. Last year our volunteers were invaluable in helping to bring ice, water and food to seniors who could not get out due to long power outages which made their elevators unusable, Hartman said. We were able to mobilize volunteers working with other community groups on a very short notice.is year we want to be more pro-active and have even more people ready to help us. Seniors living in Boca Raton, Delray Beach or Highland Beach can register (or their families can register them) for the program by visiting www.ralesjfs.org/stormreg or by calling 561.852.3380. ose wishing to volunteer on the JFS Storm Recovery Team can do so by visiting www. ralesjfs.org/stormvol Eight singers vie to become Boca Raton Bowl IdolStaff report e public has selected the top eight semi-nalists who are on the quest to become the 2018 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl Idol. e singers will duke it out in front of a live audience at 6 p.m. on Aug. 1 at e Addison. e remaining eight beat out a eld of 20 in the talent competition presented by Marshall Socarras Grant. e nal round of competition will also serve as the ocial kick-o for Boca Chamber Festival Days. Cheer on the semi-nalists while raising funds to support the Bowls Charity Partner Spirit of Giving and its annual Back to School Bash. Friends, family and fans will have the chance to vote for their favor ite contestant and a combination of those audience votes and judges selections will determine the top three who will perform once more before the winner is chosen. e winner will perform the National Anthem at the Boca Raton Bowl. e top eight semi-nalists per forming for the panel of judges and a live audience will be: Eeshani Behara, age 16, Delray Beach resident, amateur vocalist Emma Brown, age 14, Lake Worth resident, amateur vocalist Ava Faith, age 14, Coral Springs resident, amateur vocalist Adrianna Foster, age 32, born in Mexico, Miami resident, professional vocalist Serenity Jones, age 19, West Palm Beach resident, amateur vocalist Mikayla OBrien, age 13, Boca Raton resident; amateur vocalist Johnny Schulz, age 49, Delray Beach resident, amateur guitar instrumentalist Valerie Tucci, age 55, from West Babylon, NY; Tamarac resident, professional vocalist Admission to the live perfor mance nals event is $35 per per son and includes food. A cash bar will be available. Purchase tickets at www.spiritofgivingnetwork. com/bocaanthemidol. Danielle Hartman, President & CEO of Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, delivers hurricane preparedness bags to residents at Century Village in Boca Raton with her husband, Tom Forlenza, Vice President, Facilities at Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. Submitted photo.
45 Dear Jack, I broke up with my boyfriend about a month and a half ago. We were together around six months. I broke up with him because he wasnt spending any quality time with me. He was always hanging with his friends (birthday parties he said) but never seemed to have time for me except late at night if you catch my dri. Hed even break o plans with me to spend time with his family and friends and not invite me and go out and have a good time (Id see Insta pics). I told him I wanted to be with him and his friends but he got upset and said I was needy and not understanding that he has responsibilities (which is true). I told him that it was over but he told me he loved me and wanted to stay together. ree weeks more of the same and I nally broke it o. I was doing ne but then out of the blue he texted me saying, I guess you blocked me, it must be really over, love. I hadnt blocked him and I wrote back that we can get together and talk about what happened, but then he didnt respond. I think I might still love him. What should I do? Welcome to my parlor, the spider said to the y. You like (or think you like) this guy, and want a relationship, but, Im afraid he is playing you. Hearing that must be hard but, unless you are satised with the late night rendezvous, you need to ignore the whole mess. Despite what hes telling you, you two werent in a meaningful relationship. e reason is simple: you werent getting what you wanted. If you are happy having a bootie call, then this is the guy for you. If you want a boyfriend that takes you out with his friends and to his sisters birthday BBQ, then hes not. Im not diminishing purely fun relationships. Relationships come in all shapes and sizes and numbers and all are ne so long as everyones happy. He is telling you what he knows you want to hear so he can keep getting what he wants. It is clear that he is hurting you and not giving you what you want. You want a boyfriend, he says hes your boyfriend, and now he comes over aer a night of partying for sex. If that is what you want (it doesnt sound like that is what you want) then this is the relationship for you, otherwise, it is not. Interestingly, I dont think you said one positive thing about him in your question. You have to learn how to make honest assessment of your circumstances so that you can make good decisions rather than projecting what you want onto what you actually have. His lovelorn texts are mere lies and manipulations that are par for the course. He dangled the carrot, you jumped to attention, and youre back on his hook. When you oered to go see him, he knew he still had you in the fold and thats all he needed. He didnt spend time with you before so why would he start now? His next step will be semi-late night text messages, just as he is going out, Ive been thinking of you, got to go Megatrons birthday, but aerwards you want to talk? Sure enough you do, and over he comes, and rinse and repeat. I know Ive been a bit cold and clinical in this answer, but really, its the only way. eres no getting around the fact that this sucks. Someone you like is using you and treating you like trash. You will be sad. So whats the solution to that? Sorry, its time. Get back to what you were doing when you were ne aer you broke up. My recommendation: take him up on his oer, block him, get your mind o things, cry it out, do things that make you happy with people that make you happy with no strings attached. e sadness sucks, but based on what you told me, youll be better in the long run. Delray, it has been a while, youve been ignoring my late night texts and even my next morning hang-over lets go see a movie texts, I know you have problems, send them to me at email@example.com The meaning of letters By: Kate Teves, Archivist Delray Beach Historical Society Special to the Delray Newspaper At the Delray Beach Historical Society, we are deep in the thick of our Summer of Letters, and every day brings new surprises. Our snail mail camp is working to create a new generation of letter writers, and our workshops are introducing us to seasoned letter writers, authors and fellow Snailmail enthusiasts. Much to our delight, our mailbox overoweth. Every day Nica, our postwoman, brings us more letters and post cards than we ever could have imagined. Much of this mail is for our campers, but we receive mail too. e public writes to tell us that they heard about our Summer of Letters, and they want to tell somebody, anybody, about the (sometimes life-changing) role that letters have played in their lives. is aernoon, for example, we received a letter from Marion K. who wrote us a card just to say: When I was nine years old, my parents took me and my brother and sister to vacation to Traverse City, Michigan. I had a favorite Uncle Mickey who was handsome, funny and adorable in my nine-year-old mind. While on vacation, I sent him a funny post card and wrote on the back: You are my favorite uncle and I love and miss you. When my Uncle Mickey passed away a few years ago, my aunt sent me the post card I had sent him over 60 years ago. He kept that post card all those years, and it means so much to me now. I still have that nine-year-old handwriting and nine-year-old love for that precious man. A good example of why written words can last a lifetime! Sometimes people write us their stories with tremendous urgency, as if they have been waiting decades for somebody to ask them about the frayed post card in the mirror or the love letter in the shoebox under the bed. At our Snail Mail Camp, we are introducing children to the art and history of writing letters and the ways in which writing, art, paper, and pen all intersect to create a meaningful reection of the soul. Some people told us we would never succeed at reaching this generation. But as it turns out, we cant get our kids to stop writing letters. Once they discover how creative and eccentric they can be on paper, how independent and free, they just cant get enough. What role have letters played in your life? Write us at: Delray Beach Historical Society 3 NE 1st Street Delray Beach, FL 33444 Then Jack Happened
46 Tennis standout receives key to the city Staff report e No. 1 ranked girls tennis player by the International Tennis Federation can now open any door in the city, guratively speaking. Surrounded by her family and friends, Cori Coco Gau was presented a key to the city last month by city commissioners. is is a very, very exciting night for us, Mayor Petrolia said, calling Gau a celebrity. e city is behind you, supporting you 100 percent. We are so happy you call Delray Beach home. e 14-year-old Delray native can oen be found practicing on the Pompey Park courts when she isnt o playing in Wimbledon or the French Open. Gau became the youngest nalist at the U.S. Open in the girls singles event. She is the youngest to hold the No. 1 ranking as well. Purchasing department goes digital Staff report e citys purchasing department will now only accept bids electronically. City Planner Jennifer Alvarez told commissioners during a recent meeting that the department has been accepting paper bids as well as electronic and plans to shi entirely over to digital. She said it will help the department reduce errors, realize eciencies and streamline the process. e online program automatically tabulates bids and sends out notications to all parties through the system rather than email so the process is kept anonymous. She said the electronic program, which is considered a best practice, helps protect the city, vendors and the integrity of the bidding process. Delray hires internal auditor Staff report Delray Beach commissioners selected who they want to see ll the role of internal auditor, a new position with the city. City commissioners selected Julia Davidyan for the job. e citys human resource department will now work to negotiate a contract with her. She has experience in auditing in both the public and private sector. She has recently moved to Boca Raton. I am not afraid to make tough calls, she told commissioners during her interview. Voters approved a referendum in 2016 that supported the city hiring an internal auditor. e auditor will serve at the pleasure of a majority of commissioners. e auditor will report directly to commissioners. We are doing what our constituency asked us to do a couple of years back, Mayor Shelly Petrolia said of the new job. e job was posted in April and 63 applications were received. Human Resources Director, Sharon Liebowitz, reviewed the applications, identied those meeting the minimum qualications for the position, and forwarded the 13 most highly qualied candidates to commissioners to review in June. From there, commissioners narrowed the list to ve and then conducted interviews. e job posting indicates the maximum the city will pay the auditor annually is $152,295 and proposes a start date of Aug. 20. Sunflowers for summerBy: Jeannie Fernsworth Co-founder and Manager Delray Beach Childrens Garden Special to the Derlay Newspaper Sunowers are a summer crop at the Delray Beach Childrens Gar den because they not only give o beautiful sunny yellow owers that follow the sun throughout the day but they also have the ability to clean the soil. Clean soil, you say? All soil contains is contaminated. It is a fact of modern life. Whenever you see a plane ying overhead they are dropping the residue of jet fuel on you and your gar den. Piston engine fuel emissions contain heavy metals like lead. Most of the studies on this are from around airports where residue is concentrated however ever present miniscule amounts are present in everyday life. So how do you clean soil? phyto) meaning plant, and Latin remedi um meaning restoring balance) refers to the technologies that use livingplants to clean up soil, air, and water contaminated with hazardous contaminants. It is dened as the use of green plants and the associated microorganisms, along with proper soil amendments and agronomic techniques to either contain, remove or render toxic environmental contaminants harmless Sound complicated? It is not, you can use cheerful sunowers to clean your soil. A healthy garden soil is best developed by using crop rotations to confuse pests and to add nutrition like natural nitrogen to the soil. In the case of sunowers a healthy soil involves removing unwanted heavy metals that fall from the modern sky. e collaborative campaign #getdirtyinDelray between Wise Tribe and DBCG includes planting sunowers all over Delray so that we have a clean soil city. When we clean the soil at the Childrens Garden we use lots of varieties of sunowers and even broadcast black oil sunower seeds that we use for sunower sprouts and for our resident Cardinal who loves the oil rich black seeds. Mostly during the summer soil cleaning we use the owers because they make us and our friends happy when we grace our summer tables with them. Delray Beach eyes ban on plastic straws By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Seattle and Starbucks have said goodbye to plastic straws and the city of Delray Beach may be next. In an environmentally friendly move, the city is aiming to eliminate usage of plastic straws by looking into passing an ordinance that recommends restaurants, coee shops and juice bars dont automatically hand out plastic straws to customers. City ocials anticipated an ordinance would be ready for review last month, but one did not appear on any city commission agendas for review or approval. Before the city has even considered the topic, several restaurants began to saw goodbye to plastic straws already. Cae Luna Rosa began oering customers biodegradable straws last month. e O.G. has been a part of Drop the Straw campaign since it opened in March. At Cae Luna Rosa, our restaurant and diners are right across the street from the beach and ocean, and as environmentally aware citizens of this seaside village, it is our responsibility to do what we can to preserve the natural beauty around us, founder of the restaurant Fran Marincola said. e new straws from Eco-Products, Inc. are made from 100 percent renewable resources and are so green, you can compost them, according to the restaurant. Marincola said he was inspired to ditch the plastic straws aer he saw a headline from iNews Why Straws Suck: Try a Biodegradable Straw and Save the Planet. e piece explored how plastics have impacted the ocean, beach and marine life. e O.G. is hosting a Strawless Social billed as e Least Sucky Event in Town to support the #SkipeStrawDay campaign on Aug. 6 Industry professionals, environmentalists and community members will learn how to communicate this environmental message to their sta and patrons while enjoying specialty Titos Vodka cocktails. Bar owner Challo Schott studied Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois and has woven his green agenda into his business. He created a recycling program for e O.G. which he has been perfecting since opening. He has a system that collects, sorts and transports the recyclable plastics and aluminum from the restaurant without disturbing the guests experiences. e O.G. transports the materials to local recycling facilities. While this is not easy, the eort is worth the reward, Challo said. Cori Gau of Delray returns ball during junior girls nal against Amanda Anisimova of USA at US Open Championships at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Stock image. Jeannie shows Kai how to cut sunowers from a multiple headed sunower for his mom at e Delray Beach Childrens Garden. Photo courtesy of Christina Nicodemou, Director of e Delray Beach Childrens Garden.
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 Local Legends night at Delrays The O.G. to raise money for family in needStaff report Want Commissioner Ryan Boylston to serve you a drink? Head to Delrays e O.G. on Aug. 13 for its Local Legends philanthropic event. Bar owner Challo Schott has teamed up with Commissioner Boylston and local attorney Lee Cohen to host the charitable mixer, which pledges tips and a portion of proceeds to a family in need in Delray Beach. e rst event helped a 10-year-old and her family who were homeless. e event will raise awareness and funds to provide direct aid through the citys Community Improvement Department to families they identify in need. As an individual that has been homeless twice in my own life Im foregone the embarrassment and shame of my own past to empower myself, my business, and my community to eect positive change in our City, Schott said. Homelessness is a big problem, which means its hard to imagine and take action to nd solutions, so Ive chosen to attack the issue one family and one event at a time. DJ Collision, DJ MP and Musik Jones Drew will provide music and bites will be provided by Walter Harris Asian Noodle Cart. Heres what we think James and Deborah Fallows are living the lifewe dream about. Flying from town to town across Amer ica, embedding themselves in the community and writing about what they nd. James has done this for years as national correspondent for e Atlantic. For the book Our Towns, he and his wife alternate writing chapters as they visit places such as Eastport, Maine, Greenville, South Carolina, Burlington, Vermont and Winters, California. Every town they write about is a placeyoud love to visit. ats how vivid the writing is; you feel like you are transported to these magical communities. eir prose is sodescriptive, the towns stories are so compelling that you nd yourself fantasizing about visiting or living there. ey seem to nd the people that make a place go and spend time at brewpubs, YMCAs, libraries and innovative schools. ey look for vibrant downtowns, committed business and civic leaders and along the way you become invested in the towns they write about. All of the towns have a story and an arc: from despair to revitalization. Somehave fully arrived places like Greenville and Burlington and Holland, Michigan some are on the way (Eastport, Maine) but all have some common elements: Committed citizens, a willingness to invest, a desire to improve, honesty about the problems they face, schools that take chances and set high standards, an embrace of culture and quality of life amenities and an ability to celebrate their wins. ey aspire and they have civic pride. ey also seem to have microbreweries. Seriously. Anyway, the Fallows have come up with 11 signs a city will succeed based on their travels. Here they are: Divisive national politics seem a distant concern. You can pick out the local patriots. You can answer the question who makes this town go? Sometimes its a mayor or council member. Sometimes its a volunteer or local business leader. Public private partnerships are real. Successful towns can point to examples and say this is what a partnership means. People know the civic story. America has a story. So does California.And sodo successful towns and cities. ey have a downtown. And that downtown is healthy and has some ambition. Good bones are critical but not enough. ey are near a research university. is is somewhat controversial because not every successful town is so blessed. But it helps. ey have and care about a community college. ey have unusual schools. Schools that innovate, take risks and deliver. ey make themselves open. Great cities are inclusive and work to assimilate newcomers. ey have big plans. ey aspire, they have vision and they execute. ey have cra breweries. Fallows calls this perhaps the most reliable marker. His point: A town that has cra breweries also has a certain kind of entrepreneur and a critical mass of mainly young customers. He challenges us to nd an exception.Fortunately, both Delray and Boca have cra breweries. So does Boynton Beach. Take a look at the list and see how many signs we have. Drop usa line and letus know your thoughts. Meanwhile, if youre looking for a good summer read check out Our Towns. Op:Ed: Save lives; Put the phone down By: Rep. Emily Slosberg Losing a family member in a senseless car crash is unspeak ably painful. My family and I, like many others across the state, experienced this when we lost my twin sister in a crash that could have been prevented. I made a promise to myself that if I was lucky enough to represent my fellow Floridians in the statehouse, I would make trac safety a prior ity. As your representative, I vow to ght for laws that would protect the ones you love. I hope that as we approach 2019, we can introduce a bill that would help prevent drivers from using their cell phones while behind the wheel. e statistics are alarming. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, motor vehicle fatalities have increased an alarming 43 percent since 2014. ere has also been a double-digit spike in distracted driving-related crashes. In 2015 alone, there were more than 45,000 distracted driving crashes in Flor ida, resulting in more than 39,000 injuries and more than 200 fatalities. e ubiquitous use of smartphones behind the wheel is one of the leading causes for the rise in vehicle crashes in Florida and other states across the nation. A driver might think a quick text is harmless, but in mere seconds an unexpected pothole or a braking car ahead can easily result in a tragedy. e implementation and enforcement of distracted-driving laws, which discourage texting while driving and ban handheld cellphone use, are important rst steps. We also must continue to educate motorists about the dangers of driving under the inuence of not just alcohol, but also recreational and prescription drugs. Crash safety has made tremendous progress over the last few decades. In Florida, we have worked together to better protect the public with seatbelt enforcement, but we are still one of the few states that texting while driving is only a secondary oense, meaning a driver can be issued a citation if an ocer stops them for another trac oense. But we must take this a step fur ther. I do not want another family to deal with the loss of a loved one to the senseless, and fully preventable, act of distracted driving. I promise to continue to ght for a distracted driving law that better protects us all. Until that time, please make a promise to yourselves and your own families. Put your phone down. Keep your eyes on the road. Pay attention. ere are countless families who have already been emotionally destroyed. Do your part to respect and remember those we have lost, and to protect those we can save.
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