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National Night Out draws out community for night against crime By: Jan Engoren Contributing Writer Last month the City of Delray Beach Police Department participated in its 4th annual National Night Out. e country-wide event, created in 1984, takes place on the rst Tuesday in August to enhance the relationship between residents and law enforcement. To the musical sounds of Motown and Pharrell Williams, dely played by the Ft. Lauderdale-based band, Pocket Change, kids enjoyed snow cones, free back-toschool backpacks, bounce houses, cornhole toss, miniature golf games, face painting and climbing walls. e event helps build stronger, safer communities by taking a stand against crime and drugs and fostering better relationships between ocers and the communities they serve. We want to get to know the community before they dial 911, said Assistant Police Chief Javaro Sims, who organized the event in conjunction with Sgt. Gary Ferreri. is is in part an eort to humanize the police department, Sims said. When our residents call 911, we dont want that to be the rst time we make contact with them. He notes that the police department par ticipates in other community outreach events during the year such as CDA Family Day in the Park at Pompey Park, the annual toy drive for the holidays and Shop with a Cop, which provides Christmas toys to kids in need. ey also take part in the criminal justice program at Atlantic High School which culminates in the Explorer Program, a program which builds youth camaraderie, respect and discipline. Its vital to maintain a positive relationship with the community by way of outreach eorts such as this, Sims said. More than 38 million people have participated in 16 thousand communities over the past 35 years, ac-Delray Beach gym owner top Cross Fit Games competitor in world By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor ere were painful knee injuries, ripped pants during a workout and a panic attack in the pool, but Mayra Brandt persevered to bring home h place during the 2018 Cross Fit Games for the second year in a row. Competing comes naturally to Brandt. e 38-year-old Boca Raton mother of two was a competitive gymnast, cheerleader and soccer player in high school. Now, she is a competitor in the Cross Fit world where she has competed on a global level against the 20 best in her age division for the past two years coming in h place both times. I felt like I won, she said from her Delray CrossFit gym just aer the 2018 Cross Fit Games. She traveled to Madison, Wis. for the main event last month. She had already qualied from 20,000 challengers that were whittled down to 200 and then the best 20 athletes in her division of women from 35-39 years old traveled to the competition.[CONT. PG 2] [CONT. PG 2] Police Explorers at Delrays National Night Out. Pictured: Back Row L-R: Casey Kelly, Aden Arzate, Peter Sosa Front Row L-R: Elizabeth Stroud, Jared Kozak. Photo by Jan Engoren. Wine and Seafood Fest returns (8) Robotic pets provide comfort (17) Going to Italy? See Nada (23) Habitat seeks CEOs (35)DELRAYNEWSPAPER.COM SEPTEMBER | 2018 Mayra Brandt took home h place in her division at the 2018 Cross Fit Games. Photo courtesy of Mayra Brandt.


2 [FROM PG 1]National Night Out draws out community for night against crime cording to statistics provided by the national organization. Volunteer committee members Ron Gilinsky and Joycelyn Patrick, a retired real estate agent, say its important to support the police department and its eorts. Im fortunate to give back to the community that has given so much to me, says Patrick, a 64-year-resident of the city, who also volunteers at the Womans Club of DelrayBeach. All little kids are in awe of policemen and remen, Patrick said. In todays climate this gives kids a chance to see the police in a more positive light and brings the community together. Kids from Westway Towing were dressed up as Spiderman, Ninja Turtles and Ninja reghters to entertain the crowd. Pedro Andrade, the general manager at Anthonys Coal Fired Pizza, 115 NE 6 Ave., was on site dispensing 1500 slices of pizza, 800 meatballs and 750 chicken wings. He says that last year they fed almost 5,000 kids and expect at least as many this year. Explorer students Elizabeth Stroud,Jared Kozak, both of FAU and Aden Arzate of Village Academy were there with master police ocer Peter Sosa. Sosa says they are always looking to recruit eligible teens between the ages of 15-21. e Explorers are a branch of the Boy Scouts and participate in community events such as trac stops, ride-alongs, leadership training and public speaking. Stroud, 18, said, is is a great opportunity to bring people together. Police put themselves on the line for their community and this is a great thing to see, especially in light of the current climate. She received the highest rank in her Criminal Justice Academy at Atlantic High School and is now studying Public Safety Administration at FAU in Boca Raton. She hopes to go into the military reserves and eventually become a police ocer. Its all about protecting and serving, whether its my community or my country, she said. To learn more about the Explorers, visit: PoliceExplorers@ or call 561243-7888 x 2510. She got into cross t after someone she went to high school with reached out to her about six years ago and asked if she could help her learn how to do a handstand to help with cross t training. Brandt owned a cheerleading gym in Boca and as a competitive gymnast for years, handstands were her specialty. She began researching cross t and what her friends goals were in order to train her proper ly. A few months later, she took a cross t class. Brandt described cross t as a high intensity workout that combines weight liing, gymnastics, skill and endurance. She became a member of CrossFit Delray and made it to about two classes per week. She was thrown into her rst competition when someone at the gym needed a partner. It was so much fun, she said. I wanted to do more. I really want to go to the Cross Fit Games. Her membership at the gym turned her into a competitor. Soon aer, she was a coach there and then she became a co-owner of the gym when the owner at the time was looking to sell. In 2017, she began to gure out how to get to the Cross Fit Games. She made it through the qualifying rounds and before she knew it she was in the airport surrounded by Cross Fit Games advertisements and banners. I was like a kid in a candy store, she said. I had no idea what to expect. As a rookie, she learned the days would be long and to be prepared. She le the competition with a h place title and a desire to return and earn a spot on the podium. But, 2018 started out with injuries. She tore her meniscus in her le knee six weeks before the games. It wasnt too painful so she decided to compete. e rst day, her right knee blew out on the last work out of the day. It was incredibly painful, she said. I didnt know if I could nish the competition. Luckily, she said the second day was a rest day. And the opening ceremonies celebration the games held, similar to the Olympics, is what helped motivate her to keep competing. e Puerto Rican-native represented her home country with two other athletes and they amped each other up. Competitors came from Canada, Brazil, Switzerland, England and other countries. Some didnt speak English. It was the best experience, she said of the ceremony. I felt rejuvenated. ey made us feel so special. So she got up and out the next day and took it event by event, work out by work out and play by play. With help from her coach, massage therapist and support from her gym members back home in Delray, she pushed through each challenge. I did the best I could, she said. I wanted to do well. My expectations were high. Of course the handstand obstacle course was her best event. She came out on top with a win. She said she likes any handstand challenge, heavy weights and short challenges. When it came to a rope climbing work out, she would slide down the Delray Beach gym owner top Cross Fit Games competitor in world[FROM PG 1] rfntfbnb nbnftfbnrfntb t Delray Beach Police Department brought out their van, SWAT truck and other vehicles for National Night Out. Photo by Jan Engoren. Families gathered at Old School Square for National Night Out. Photo by Jan Engoren. Mayra Brandt co-owner of CrossFit Delray participated in the 2018 Cross Fit Games for the second year in a row. Photo courtesy of Mayra Brandt. Mayra Brandt represented Puerto Rico during the 2018 Cross Fit Games. Photo courtesy of Mayra Brandt.[CONT. PG 47]


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4 Delray Police Chief shifts roles to Acting Assistant City Manager By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Delray Beach Police Chief Je Goldman is now the citys Acting Assistant City Manager. e announcement came Aug. 1 from City Manager Mark Lauzier in a memo to city commissioners. Goldman is slated to end his career as chief on May 15 and Lauzier said he intends to use Goldman in the city managers oce to help with critical assignments and system improvements. Goldman isnt shiing too far away from his police work. In his new role he will oversee several departments including police, re, parks and recreation and community improvement. On a recent Seconds with the Chief segment on Facebook he swapped his uniform in for a dress shirt and tie and announced his new position. I love to serve, he said. I looked at this as an opportunity and I think its going to be pretty exciting. While he will eventually work out of city hall, he has already turned his chief title over to two assistant chiefs. From now until Dec. 21, Assistant Chief Mary Olsen will step into the role of acting police chief. en, Assistant Chief Javaro Sims will take the lead from Dec. 22 until May 15. Part of Goldmans new job will be to help place his replacement in the police department. His goal on the civil side of government will be to implement some of communication skills to other departments. He said the police department is more engaged in the community than every before and public trust is up. Ultimately, he said he would like to extend the reach throughout the city. His new job ttingly has him overseeing media and communications. He said he looks forward to learning the intricacies of government from the city hall side before his retirement date. Goldmans new position is just part of Lauziers rebuild of his oce. An eight-page memo outlines his goals and steps for the upcoming scal year when it comes to how the city is run internally. An organizational chart shows assistant city manager Caryn Gardner-Young overseeing public works, utilities and economic development and assistant city manager India Adams overseeing the city clerk and initiatives like sustainability and education. He shows an unfunded assistant city manager role that would oversee the remaining departments of human resources, nance, information technology and purchasing. Lauzier could not be reached for comment on his plans despite repeated phone calls to his oce. Delray agency seeks new ideas for West Atlantic Avenue property By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Uptown Atlantics best and nal oer of $2 million to develop 6 acres of land on West Atlantic Avenue with places to live, shops, restaurants and oces was not enough for the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency board. In a narrow 4-3 vote, board members voted to send the property out to bid rather than sign a contract to move forward with Uptowns project. at means any developer interested in building a project on the land located between SW 600-800 blocks will be able to submit their ideas for consideration. Everyone is willing to wait the extra number of years in order to get the right project, board member Shirley Johnson said, ipping her position from supporting Uptown to going out for bid. Everyone wants the right gateway project design and the right developer. Board member Ryan Boylston called the Equity project A project not e project. About a dozen residents wore T-shirts saying, Be Fair! Go! FRP/RFQ and urged the board to send the project out to bid to try to get more money for the land and a better project. e best process you should be taking at this point is a RFP/ RFQ process, resident and former CRA board member Mor ris Castarphen said. I believe in second chances, but you ar ent even giving the other developers one chance to develop that land or even submit a proposal. You have an opportunity tonight to make it right. e agency has been dealing with Uptown, which used to be known as Equity, since 2013. e developer won the bid to bring its mixed-use project to the land for $1.2 million. But aer numerous extensions and issues, the board at the time terminated the contract. e developer Palm Beach Garden-based John Flynn Jr. then sent an unsolicited oer in April expressing continued inter est in developing the project. e letter came just aer the commission took over the agency board. In July, the board agreed to open the idea of negotiations. Mayor Shelly Petrolia participated in the negotiations and the developer upped his price to $2 million. Other interested developers submitted letters of interest and oered more money. e agency board spent $7 million to assemble the land and appraisals on the land range from $15 million to $17 million. Residents say a transparent bidding process could bring in more money. e project would also have to follow the citys new development rules, which require more green space and other requirements. is project began under the citys old rules. But having a project that has received many city approvals is why board members Petrolia, Adam Frankel and Angie Gray wanted to support Equity. We are going to get something started on West Atlantic nally, Petrolia said. I would expect a lot of people in this community to be excited. Its important for us to get something on West Atlantic to spur redevelopment. But settling for what is in front of the board was not enough for the majority of the board. For Johnson the project didnt grab her or pop. Board member Bill Bathurst also had issues with the design of the project. Right now we are coming up short with this project, board member Pam Brinson said. When you are hungry you will take anything. We are not that hungry to the point where we are just going to accept anything. e request for proposal will be open until Oct. 4. Some requirements interested developers will have to include are: workforce housing, a grocery store, pharmacy, bank, enter tainment venues, help relocate existing tenants while construction is underway and hire locals for construction jobs.


5 things you need to know this September in Delray Beach 1 e Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce is heading west to Frank eatres on Sept. 12 for the West Delray Beach Business Expo. Free and open to the public, learn about local businesses from 4:30 to 7 p.m. e event is free to attend and open to the public. Receive one free bowling game and a $5 arcade card. 2 50 Ocean will conclude its Seaside Summer Dining Series on Sept. 20 with Lobstahs and Lagahs which will feature a Samuel Adams Social. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. e beer paired dinner costs $85 per person, which does not include tax or gratuity. Seating is limited so make a reservation at 561-278-3364. 3 e Miracle Moms of the Miracle League of Palm Beach County are hosting a Come Sail Away and Celebrate Coach Julias Birthday auction gi gathering happy hour on Sept. 20. Enjoy cocktails and hors doeuvres at Dash Travel, 280 NE 2nd Ave. Cottage B, while supporting the 2018 Dinner on the Diamond event. e suggested donation birthday gi is $100 per couple or an item of the equivalent value. Contact Chair Mom Melissa Kling with any questions. 4 Delray Beach Playhouse is looking for 10 men ages 16-70 and four women ages 18-50 to audition for roles in e 1940s Radio Hour. Auditions are scheduled for Sept. 12 and 13. is heart-warming exer cise in nostalgia takes us into a small New York radio station in December of 1942 as the stations cast and crew prepare a special Christmas broadcast that is going to be recorded and played overseas for our troops. e cast includes the shows singing stars, two young dancers and its production crew. e play culminates in the actual one-hour radio broadcast, which includes a variety of popular 1940s standards such as Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy, Ill Never Smile Again, at Old Black Magic and Ive Got a Gal in Kalamazoo. 5 Help clean up the north parcel on Lake Ida on Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. Delray Beach Parks and Recreation and the Institute for Regional Conservation are hosting the Lake Ida North Parcel Volunteer Clean-Up. Meet at Lake Ida Park boat ramp and then travel to parcel. 6 Music at St. Pauls season will continue on Sept. 16 with Chopin and the Americans. e event begins at 2:30 p.m. with a pre-concert lecture with Dr. Paul Cienniwa and at 3 p.m. the concert featur ing the Delray String Quartet with pianist Jure Rozman will commence. ere is a $20 suggested donation. 7 Students in grades 8-12 can apply to become nalists for the 4th annual Philanthropy Tank program. Philanthropy Tank fuels and inspires Palm Beach Countys next generation of change leaders. e program challenges, empowers and equips them to develop and execute sustainable initiatives and solutions to these problems. Philanthropist-investorsfund student initiatives,investing in their community projects. rough one-to-one mentoring, philanthropist-investors also fuel students desire, helping them execute initiatives while increasing their ability to make meaningful change. Last years nalists included projects focusing on literacy, clothing and food distribution for those in need, music promotion and computer programming classes for kids, among others. A total of $100,000 of project funding was awarded. Applications close on Nov. 4. 8 Artists can head to Old School Square for an all day workshop on Sept. 5 Per spective for the Artist. From 9:30 am. to 4:30 p.m. at the Creative Arts School, instructor Sid Delmar Leach will delve into perspective. e course is open to all levels and costs $165. 9 Delray Beach Police will be working overtime in the citys ve elementary schools providing security. While the Palm Beach County School District works on hiring and training 75 new ocers to work at all county schools, cities are lending a hand by providing ocers from their forces. e district will reimburse the police department based on an average over time negotiated rate of $76.14 per hour. e plan is in place for two years, but Delray Police Chief Je Goldman said it will evaluated again aer this school year. 10 Help clean up the beach on Sept. 15 from 8 to 10 a.m. Sandoway is par ticipating in the annual International Coastal Clean Up. Across the country, thousands of volunteers will help clean up their local communities. Help out by meeting at Sandoway Park. Pre-register with the Sandoway Discovery Center at 561-274-7263. You can download your registration form at: Bring the registration form with you the day of the event. Arts Garage advocating for diversity in all aspects of cultural arts venue By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor From programming to who Delrays Arts Garage employs, the focus is on diversity. With jam sessions, open mic night and main stage per formances, the nonprot performing arts venue is looking to attract a diverse range of people when it comes to age, race, income level and interests by oering an array of programs. President and CEO Marjorie Waldo said the goal is to connect the community to the world through arts and to do it broadly. We want to blur any line that divides us as a community, she said. I heard people say, I have walked by a hundred times and I didnt know that was a place for me. She said the concept of diversity begins with her sta. Employees range in age from young professionals to seniors. ey have dierent cultural backgrounds and can oer dierent perspectives in planning programming and exhibits at the cultural arts venue. To show that the Arts Garages has something for everyone, she said she started forming relationships and partnerships with dierent community groups. at way she could nd out what people wanted to see the Arts Garage do. She has brought in a gospel performance, drag shows, family reading events and dierent jam sessions and open mic nights that attract all types of artistic people, both performers and spectators. Favorite jazz and blues acts will remain in the line-up, but Waldo said she is looking to book other musical genres like country, hip hop and rock. Budding artists featured in the emerging artists Grassroots Gallery come from dierent backgrounds and different artistic mediums. We want to know what the community wants, she said. To continue to provide a wide range of shows, galleries and programs, the Arts Garage is holding its Annual Campaign this month. Waldo said the goal is to raise $50,000, which the nonprofit will then use to invest into community programs.


6 Vivian Demille, CEO of Mannabliss and Casa Mannabliss 1 Tell us about Casa Mannabliss. Casa Mannabliss is a conscious living center located at 1405 N. Federal Highway. Casa Mannabliss leadership is a collective of local yoga/meditation teachers, healers and business owners with many years of experience and knowledge in our areas of expertise who have a great desire to contribute to the health and wellbeing of our community, and to be the hub for the conscious community and residents seeking conscious living practices in Delray Beach and beyond. Casa Mannabliss is designed as a co-op model, where some of the best conscious teachers in the area have come together to share their skills. In addition to the classes described in this article below, we oer our beautiful community garden, juices and snacks from Juice Buzz (our amazing local organic juice store brought to you by Jacqueline and Jessica Pfeer), and retail by Meraki, the brainchild of Jems Scoz, owner of Zen Dali on Atlantic Avenue. 2 How did you come up with the idea for Casa Mannabliss? Casa Mannabliss was born of a group of locals who have been getting together monthly for over 3 years to share conscious living practices with one other. We found that not only did we grow tremendously as a result of sharing our valuable knowledge and experience with each other, but we also built a community of like-minded individuals who share unconditional love and support for one another. In a world where we are under pressure all of the time to perform and manage so many life and emotional tasks, we need a safe place where we can talk, let out some steam, get unconditional support and receive valuable information, education and feedback from folks with the right skills to appropriately guide us. Not only did we get all of that, but we also noticed a beautiful energy that we created when we all came together that was undeniable and powerful. We then began to ask ourselves how we could get this same community to others. We explored many options for locations before the space we currently occupy became available. Many of us have had a long history with our cur rent location. When it became available, we felt drawn to create something beautiful, yet very dierent there. at is how Casa Mannabliss came to be. 3 You call Casa Mannabliss a conscious living center? What does that mean? Conscious living for us means thoughtful living. A conscious living center educates people on how to thoughtfully care for their bodies, minds and spirits to experience true health, wellbeing, happiness, fulllment, and peace in life. is is especially important right now, where work, life, raising children and the political, economical and social climate have become more stressful than ever. Conscious living is also about our role in supporting each other, our community and our earth in their wellbeing. For us, a conscious living center provides practical, accessible and science-based tools that can be easily implemented and are not biased or alienating towards any particular group, religion, race, gender, culture or age. Casa Mannabliss design is purposefully neutral and inviting, lled with light colors and natural woods and a blend of new and reclaimed, which is also how we choose to teachsimply, practically, without any frills, and using a blend of ancient and modern science. 4 What can people expect to nd/do there? We are grounded in the science of yoga and have many yoga classes available daily for all ages and experience levels. However, each day, we also oer other classes such as meditation, philosophy, breathwork, tai chi, sound healing, nutrition, self-help, conscious business practice, and so much more. In addition to our classes and workshops, we have an array of vetted practitioners/healers that can be booked through us for individual sessions. (For a full list of classes and services please visit us at We oer many modalities because we recognize there are many valuable and eective paths to wellness. Not every person resonates with every path and we are aiming to bring something to everyone. But Casa Mannabliss is more than just a place where our community can access classes and healers. We welcome you to come in and have a juice, shop in our retail establishment, play or plant something in our community garden, get to know us, and be a part of this conscious movement happening right now in Delray Beach. We are the home for our conscious community to connect with like-minded individuals for friendship, support, sharing of information and networking. 5 What class would you recommend to a beginner and why? All of our classes are designed to meet people at any level. We break down our practice for new students and provide more advanced options in the same class for students with a more developed practice. We recommend anyone interested in coming in look through our class schedule on our website and nd something they resonate with. Having said that, we do oer a Yoga 101 class each week, which is specically designed for students beginning their yoga journey. In addition, we oer private classes. Students can choose to take private classes alone or a few friends to share the cost of an instructor. Casa Mannabliss will have its grand opening from 4-8 p.m. on Sept. 8. Sign up for Leadership Delray program Staff report Sign up for the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerces 9-month Leadership Delray program. Leadership Delray is all about rst-hand experiences and behind-the-scenes access. Youll get an intimate look at how dierent sectors of our community work and come to understand the challenges they face. Areas explored include education, health care, emergency services, local government and the arts. Participants will become part of an inuential network of civic and business leaders of Delray Beach. A team-building session kicks o the program. en, once a month for nine months, you and your classmates spend the day immersed in one of the many facets of Delray. Suzanne Spencer, Civic Activist and Leader ship Consultant, is leading the course for the Chamber this year. is modernized program is created to inform and transform civic and business-minded citizens in homegrown issues through nine themed educational sessions, gained social capital networks, and active project-based learning, she said. Early registration until Oct. 8 costs $525 for chamber members and $625 for non-chamber members. After, rates go up to $600 and $700 for chamber and non-chamber members respectively. For more information, visit Former Old School Square president leaves lasting legacyFriends and family of former Old School Square President of the Board, Alan I. Armour, mourn his passing on Aug. 18. Alan leaves an incredible legacy at the center and was instrumental in expanding the facilities at Old School Square. Alan had a brilliant career starting his job at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith in 1959. He attained the position of Vice President and enjoyed a 35 year career. It was during that tenure that he became actively involved with many non-prots in the community including serving as the Board President of the Delray Beach Playhouse and as President of the Board at Old School Square from 1994-1996. Alan introduced many special friends and patrons to the cultural center. Among those was Lettie McNeill who, upon her passing, made provisions to create the outdoor pavilion at Old School Square. Alan, as President of the Board, encouraged her involvement that resulted in the beautiful outdoor facility the community enjoys today. Alan epitomized volunteer service and continued to always support the center and particularly the theatre until his health failed. He was a rst generation board member and always touted the importance of Old School Square in the Delray Beach community. When I sit and enjoy a concert at Old School Square Pavilion, says Old School Square founding President, Frances Bourque, I fondly remember Alan and Lettie and what they gave to this community. e Pavilion was completed in 2002 and given to the City as a gi for everyone to enjoy. ank you, Alan Armour.


7 LIFE Check out the Wisdom Circle [13] INSIDE Palm Beach County Game day recipes for your tailgate [15]Miami vocalist wins Idol contest; will sing Anthem at Boca BowlBy: Dale King Contributing Writer A Miami woman with roots in Mexico and a powerful vocal style hinting of Whitney Houston will sing the National Anthem at mid-eld in this years Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Bowl game Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Florida Atlantic Universitys Stadium. Performing before a loudly cheering, packed house of more than 300 residents, community leaders, friends, family and Bowl fans, Adrianna Foster, 32, oered a commanding version of Lady Gagas Million Reasons to outdistance seven other semi-nalists in the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl Idol competition played out at the Addison Restaurant Aug. 1. e event raised thousands of dollars for Bowl charity partner, Spirit of Giving. Actually, all eight performers gave it their all. Seven sang, and one competitor, Johnny Schulz, plucked a buzzy, guitar solo that ended with a few notes from the National Anthem, recalling the style of Jimi Hendrix memorable rendition at Woodstock 49 years ago. ree of the eight were selected by a panel of judges and crowd votes to take part in a run-o, each presenting her version of the Anthem. Foster got the most votes in the nale to top runners-up Emma Brown, 14, of Lake Worth and Mikaylah OBrien, 13, of Boca Raton. ESPN Radio personality and emcee Josh Cohen said the ultimate tally was an incredibly close vote. Born in Mexico, Foster moved to Florida at age 12. She has been singing professionally for the past 18 years and is oen invited by nonprots to open their events by performing the National Anthem. e top-ranked vocalist shared that singing is her love language, and the way she communicates her passion for life with others. She emphasized that she is honored to be given the opportunity to sing the anthem of the land I call home during Bowl opening ceremonies. is has been a great night for our community we had a fantastic, spirited turnout to watch the competition. We featured incredible local talent and it all was in support of Boca Chamber Festival Days and our charitable partner, Spirit of Giving, said Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl Executive Director Doug Mosley. City and game ocials ocked to the stage to congratulate Foster, who had her hands full holding a trophy with a large bronze football on top. She was accompanied by her 7-year-old daughter, Maya Musquedo, and Katie Mosley, daughter of the Boca Idol director. Cohen and ESPN on-air teammate Ken LaVicka kept the action going and the jokes ying on stage. Even Mayor Scott Singer oered a personal quip, opening the evenings program by saying: We are kicking o Chamber Festival Days and the Boca Raton Bowl. I love it when people vote for their favorite singer, he said, alluding to the Aug. 28 election. Some of you got that, he added. He was accompanied in the crowd by two City Council members, Andrea Levine ORourke and Monica Mayotte, as well as Palm Beach County Commissioner and former Boca Mayor Steven Abrams. Judges for the evening were: Kendra Erika, pop singer/songwriter, Billboard recording artist and former Bowl game National Anthem performer. Adam Marshall, partner of Marshall Socarras Grant, the Idol competitionspresenting sponsor. Carrie Simpson, professional performer, current associate professor at the Lynn University College of Arts and Sciences and creative director for the Annual Celebration of the Arts. Molly Vogel ,theater, lm, TV and vocal performer. e top eight semi-nalists were chosen from more than 6,000 entrants, Cohen said. e eight semi-nalists, ranging in age from 13 to 55, hailed from Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Miami, Tamarac and West Palm Beach. Other contestants were: Eeshani Behara, 16, who sang, is is me. Emma Brown, 14, who sang Part of Your World from Disneys Little Mermaid. Ava Faith, 14, who sang Guns N Roses Sweet Child of Mine. Serenity Jones vocalized Whitney Houstons Hero. Mikaylah OBrien, 13, sang the theme from the musical, Cabaret. Johnny Schulz played Sweet Child of Mine on the guitar. Semi-nalist Valerie Tucci sang Someone to Watch Over Me. e Boca Raton Bowl is one of 41 postseason college bowl games in the country and the only one hosted in Palm Beach County. 2018 Boca Bowl Idol Adrianna Foster (inforeground)with trophyas, from le, Ken LaVicka, Andrea ORourke, Adam Marshall, Mayor Scott Singer and Monica Mayotte share in the announcement. Photo by Ron Elkman. Judges for the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl Idol competition are, from le, Kendra Erika, Adam Marshall, Carrie Simpson and Molly Vogel. Photo by Dale King. 2018 Boca Bowl top eight are, from le, Emma Brown, Eeshani Behara, Adrianna Foster, Valerie Tucci, Serenity Jones, Johnny Schulz, Mikaylah OBrien and Ava Faith. Photo by Ron Elkman.


8 Dont miss events 1 Blue eyes fans can catch My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra from Sept. 28-Oct. 14 at the Kravis Centers Rinker Playhouse. e musical revue features 56 songs recorded by Ol Blue Eyes, including All of Me, All the Way, Chicago, Fly Me to the Moon, High Hopes, It Was a Very Good Year, Love and Marriage, ats Life, the title song and more. Directed by Dom Ruggiero with music direction by Caryl Fantel, the show will feature Clay Cartland, Laura Pylor, Hannah Richter, and Mark Sanders. 2 Want to learn Smore Science? Head to Gumbo Limbo on Sept. 30 from 5 to 6 p.m. for a campre program in the gar den amphitheater with a yummy treat. is month, the topic is Cray Creations. e event costs $3 for members and $5 for non-members. e event is open to all ages and children under 18 must sign up and participate with an adult. You can make a reservation by calling 561-544-8615. 3 Participate in the International Coastal Clean-up at home. Head out to Spanish River Park on Sept. 15 from 8 to 11 a.m. to help remove marine debris from the beach and Intracoastal mangrove worldwide cleanup eort not only takes trash out of the environment, it also provides valuable data to Ocean Conservancy to help them understand how to attack world trash issues.Using an app on the cellphone, volunteers report the trash picked up at the event.Pre-registration is required. Groups must call 561-544-8606 to register; all others go to All children under 18 must participate with an adult. 4 Country music fans can get a taste of Nashville over Labor Day weekend at the Boca Raton Resort & Club and Boca Beach Club. e resort has partnered with BMI to give guests exclusive, intimate access to Grammy winning singers and songwriters behind e New Sounds of Nashville todays hit songs and the stories behind them. ere will be Smokes, Brews, and BBQ and End of Summer Lobsterbash events, exclusivetrunk shows and childrens activities. You must be a member of the resort or guest of the hotel to attend. Packages can be found online 5 Check out the Palm Beach Photo graphic Centres 22nd Annual Members Show through Oct. 27. e juried exhibition showcases the work of 70 members at the Photo Centre, 415 Clematis St., and online. Media industry leader and photojournalist Scott Mc Kier nan is the juror of the show. Also on display at the Photo Centre will be e FOTOcamp Exhibition showcasing works by the talented young people, ages 10 to 17, who participated in this summers FOTOcamp for Kids. Pictured is Louis Foubares Reading in the Rain. 6 Gold Coast Tiger Bay Club, a non-partisan or ganization, will feature Ed Bender as the speaker on Sept. 12. e group meets at City Fish Market for the lunch and learn series at 11:30 a.m. Bender is currently serving as a Convention of States Regional Captain for the West Palm Beach area. 7 e new season of Florida University Galleries opens on Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ritter Art Gallery. e rst display is New Art: South Florida Cultural Consor tium Fellowship Program. It will remain on view in the Ritter Art Gallery and the Schmidt Center Gallery through Oct. 27. e program oers grants to visual and media artists from the counties of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach. In addition to receiving the grant, the artists take part in an exhibition. e themes that emerge during this exhibition range from social issues to politics to identity. 8 Flavor Palm Beach returns to Palm Beach County this month. From Sept. 1-30, experience three-course lunch menus for $20 or dinner options from $30-$45 per person. Participating restaurants span from Boca Raton to Jupiter and more than 50 restaurants are oering specials. Visit https:// for more information on menus and reservations. 9 Brew 2 at the Zoo will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 22 at Palm Beach Zoo. Celebrate South Floridas amazing beer with samples from at least 25 local brewers. e breweries are spread through out the zoo with two to three dierent brews each.Brewery reps are on hand to answer your questions about their products while you enjoy the wildlife. Tickets must be purchased in advance brew-2-at-the-zoo-2018. 10 Comedian Brian Regan will be at the Alexandar W. Dreyfoos Jr. Concert Hall on Sept. 20. Regan ris on board games, underwear and other relatable family topics. e show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $20. Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival returns after hiatus Staff report Lobster rolls, fried clams and crab cakes paired with refreshing sauvignon blancs and chardonnays will be up for the taking when the Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival returns in March. Aer a brief hiatus, the popular foodie and vino lovers festival is coming back. is time, the event will take place at Old School Square and admission is free. e Delray Newspaper is the presenting media sponsor for the re-boot of the popular event. Look in the paper every month from now until March for updates on everything you need to know before and during the festival. e event will span two days Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. ere will be more than 150 exhibitors, a wine garden and cra beer oerings as well as the food stations. Menu items will delight seafood fans palates with dishes like lobster rolls, creole platters, coconut shrimp, fried clams, lobster pus, conch ceviche, sh tacos, scallops, mussels and more. To wash it down, there will be an extensive variety of grapes to taste. From Amarone to Zinfandel, there will be an eclectic wine list to tickle your taste buds. And while you are tasting food and swirling wine, there will be live music to jam out to during the event. To learn more about the wines, sign up for a pairing seminar where you can experience an intimate wine paired meal led by vintners from internationally renowned wineries. For additional information and detailed outline of schedules, or to purchase tickets to one of the food & wine pairing seminars, visit


9 September calendar South Florida HuskersSept. 1 8 p.m. Our Place Bar & Grill 2901 North Federal Highway Boca Raton A University of Nebraska alumni & friends group will be hosting a watch party for every Husker football game at Our Place Bar & Grill at 2901 North Federal Highway in Boca Raton. e games are kid friendly and we encourage all fans to wear red to support the Huskers. Each week we raise money for our South Florida Huskers Scholarship Fund via the University of Nebraska Foundation. More information can be found at www. or High Holiday Services Sept. 9-11 Rosh Hashanah Sept. 18-19Yom Kippur Chabad of East Delray will hold free high holiday services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at the Seagate Hotel. Chabads services are user-friendly, making it enjoyable and meaningful for both the beginner and the advanced. Song, commentary and the use of English-Hebrew prayer books, enable those of all levels to become active participants in the services. Rosh Hashanah begins this year aer sundown on Sept. 9 and extends until nightfall on Sept. 11. Yom Kippur begins this year aer sundown on the eve of Sept. 18 and extends until nightfall on Sept. 19. Register online at or callChabad, 954-283-7261A Night in Napoli at Louie Bossis Sept. 10 5 p.m.-close 100 E. Palmetto Park Road Join South Floridas favorite Italian chef, Louie Bossi, on Monday, September 10, 5 p.m. to close, in the piazza for the movie Roman Holiday, along withunlimited pizza and rose. Louie will be cooking pizza in his new portable wood-burning oven and personally making pizza for guests at A Night in Napoli. $39 a person, not including tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. ree hour maximum per table. No sharing. Call 561-336-6699.Voter registration drive Sept. 16 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Temple Sinai 2475 W. Atlantic Ave. Are you registered to Vote in Palm Beach County? Have a son or daughter who just turned 16 and is not yet registered ? Come join us for a Voter Registration event onSept. 16from11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Temple Sinai. Registration open to U.S. citizens that are residents of Palm Beach County, 16 years of age and older. Bring your Drivers License. Must be 18 or older to vote. Exotic Plant & Orchid SaleMounts Botanical Garden Sept. 15 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 16 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $10 admission 531 N. Military Trail West Palm Beach fall for the arts rf rfn tb nrf rf t btbtb ttrr rr fft rfn tb brf This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Aairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida (Section 286.25, Florida Statutes). e g a r a g s t r a i s a 501( c )(3 ) non-pr t o r g a ni z a tttrr


10 is two-day event features an amazing selection of orchids, bromeliads, ferns, aroids and other exotics.Call 561-2331757 for more information. Old School Square Art Talk and Book Signing with Sharon Kosko Cornell Art Museum Sept. 5 6:30-8:30 p.m. $15 Admission (includes 1 complimentary drink) e Cornell Art Museum is proud to host an Art Talk with Delray Beach artist Sharon Kosko as well as a signing of her book Murals of Palm Beaches. Pop Up exhibition: Retrospective Murals by Sharon Kosko Spotlight Gallery at Cornell Art Museum Sept. 6-8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sept. 9 1:00-5:00pm $8 General; $5 for Seniors (65+) and Students (w/ID); Free for Veterans, Children under 12 and OSS Members e Cornell Art Museum Spotlight Gallery presents a four-day pop-up exhibition called Retrospective Murals a series of works painted in the museums former Childrens Interactive Gallery by Delray Beach artist Sharon Kosko. Creative Arts School Open House Sept. 7 6-8 p.m. Free AdmissionLynn Conservatory Lynn Wind Ensemble Sept. 8 7:30 p.m. When the strings are away, the winds will play. is will be an evening of thrilling performances of music for woodwinds, brass and percussion. Conductor and music director: Kenneth Amis Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center Tickets: $10 General Admission Marc Reese and Friends Sept. 9 4 p.m. e rst half of this exciting concert will feature many of our own brass faculty members along with special guest artist Charles Lazarus, trumpeter of the Minnesota Orchestra, performing solo works with pianist Lisa Leonard. All will join together in the second half to showcase the power and beauty of brass chamber music. Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center Tickets: $20 Second Annual Alumni Recital: Peter Pirotte and Carina Inoue Sept. 13 7:30 p.m. Come hear favorite performers who have gone out into the world of music and achieved success. is year American trumpeter Peter Pirotte is joined by Brazilian pianist Carina Inoue in a show-stopping program spanning three centuries of brass-keyboard repertoire. Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amar nick-Goldstein Concert Hall Tickets: FREE Lynn Philharmonia No. 1 Sept. 29 Saturday: 7:30 p.m. Sunday: 4 p.m. Conductor: Guillermo Figueroa Wagner: Gathering of the Armies from Lohengrin, for brass ensemble Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola Featuring Elmar Oliveira, violin / Guillermo Figueroa, viola Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Pathe tique Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center Tickets: $50 for box, $40 for orchestra, $35 for mezzanineArts Garagee Chris omas Band Sinatra to Soul Sept 1 8-10 p.m. Reserved Table Seating $40, Premium Table Seating $45 e Chris omas Band is bringing collaborations like Basie and Sinatra back bigger and better than ever before to audiences all over the world. Randy Stephens and the Groove Makers Sept. 2 79 p.m. Reserved Seating $20, Premium Seating $25 Get ready to GROOVE withRandy Stephens, an award-winning guitar player and leader of the Southwest Floridas favorite blues band, e Groove Makers. e band is heading to the east coast to perform the best in blues rock.e Groove Makers includeCarl Grieco on drums and Jessie Stephens on bass guitar. Cece Teneal & Soul Kamotion Sept. 8 8-10 p.m. Premium Seating $45, Reserved Seating $40 Soul Kamotion Soul has been captivating the globe with original, live music for more than 16 years. eir blend of blues, soul and roots music uplis and inspires audiences with messages of hope, love and the belief that anything is possible. Donna Singer Starring in Birdland Breezes Sept. 9 7-9 p.m. Reserved Seating $35, Premium Seating $40 Relax and feel the Birdland Breezes as internationally acclaimed vocalist Donna Singer performs the Great American Songbook. Mod 27 Sept. 13 8-10 p.m. General Admission $15 Mod 27 is Palm Beach Countys longest running comedy improv company featuring an experienced cast performing Chicago-style improv and sketch comedy. Mod 27 takes suggestions from the audience and uses them to perform fully improvised games and scenes. Jonathan Joseph Quartet Sept. 14 8-10 p.m. Reserved Table $40, Premium Seating $45 Jonathans music features two ancient rhythms from Cameroon West Africa. ese rhythms are known as Mangambe and Bikutsi. Lucy Grau Sept. 15 8-10 p.m. Premium Seating $45, Reserved Seating $40 Lucy Grau, a char ismatic and talented singer from Miami, with all the elements of a mar quee vocalist, has delivered breathtaking performances, domestically and internationally with her powerhouse voice. She eortlessly masters both, the English and Spanish language while staying true to her Latin rhythmic roots as she proves in her hits Last Dance and On e Radio (Salsa Version), the Donna Summer classics she chose as a rendition to the late singer and one of Lucys all-time favorite idols. e Mighty Flea Circus 15% OFF Monday Friday 8am 5:30pm Saturday 8am to 1pm Closed Sundays Our West Delray Location Causeway Drycleaning. 14451 S. Military Trail #2 (across from the Boys) Noami 561-737-2161


11 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 Sept. 16 7-9 p.m. Reserved Table Seating $30, Premium Table Seating $35 e Mighty Flea Circus is a Swingabilly band playing the most toe-tappinest, heart pumpinest, partner swinginest music around! is 5-piece band will keep the joint jumpin and blowin its top all night long! Greg Diamond & Nuance Quartet Sept. 21 8-10 p.m. Premium Table Seating $40, Reserved Table Seating $35 Critically acclaimed guitarist, composer, and bandleader Greg Diamond creates music inspired by Latin American sounds and rhythms which he seamlessly infuses into the context of contemporary jazz with modal harmonies, compound meters, and various other elements that comprise the vibrant and dynamic musical tapestry of his native city of New York. Ghost Town Blues Band Sept. 22 8-10 p.m. Reserved Table Seating $40, Premium Table Seating $45 Horns, harmonies and homegrown instruments combined with an energetic and roots rich festival set makes Ghost Town Blues Band one of the must see live bands on the festival circuit today. e Joe Cotton Band Sept. 23 7-9 p.m. Premium Table Seating $25, Reserved Table Seating $20 e Joe Cotton Band is a Rock and Roll show, the likes of which youve been attending your whole life. Touching on the many genres of his musical inuences, Joe Cotton takes you on a fun ride through his original material and leaves you feeling like youve been a fan for many years. Davina & e Vagabonds Sept. 28 8-10 p.m. Reserved Table Seating $25, Premium Table Seating $30 Davina Sowers and e Vagabonds have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, A-level musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers who commands stage presence. e band inuences range from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits. Vocaldente Germanys Most Successful A cappella Export! Sept. 29 8-10 p.m. Reserved Seating $45, Premium Seating $50 Founded in 2004 by members of the Hannover Boys Choir and the Hannover University of Music and Drama, vocaldente have evolved from passionate suburb singers to virtuosic vocal globetrotters. r fn t b r n fn t b t b rfrrn tbrrnrt tr r nn tnnt rrt trrr


12 Coach Lane Kiffin aims to take FAU Owls High to back-to-back bowl gamesBy: David DiPino Contributing Writer Coach Lane Kin ew into Boca Raton last year and guided the Florida Atlantic Univer sity (FAU) Owls to a historic 11-win season capped o with a 50-3 win over the Akron University Zippers in the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl Game. What a honeymoon its been in the sunshine for FAU fans and Coach Kin. However, there are a few dark clouds on the horizon FAU football will have to maneuver through in order to obtain another invitation to go punch their ticket to another bowl game. All six road games on the schedule for FAU this year feature teams who all made it to bowl games last season. Two of those road games are on national TV and one features a team that didnt lose a game last season. e FAU Owls start the season on Sat., Sept. 1, vs. the Oklahoma Sooners. While the game is in Norman, Oklahoma, there is a FAU Watch Party at Noon, at Biergarten309 Via De Palmas, Suite 90, Boca Raton. Expect food and drink specials and a block party. Biergarten is where the Boca Raton community got to know Coach Kin during ESPN West Palm 106.3 FM Radio Shows with Ken LaVicka. FAU heads back home for games against the Air Force Falcons on Sat. Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. and Bethune Cookman on Sat., Sept. 15, TBD. e Owls close out September on the road in Orlando at UCF, on Friday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. which is a nationally televised game on ESPN, and on Sat., Sept. 29, in Murfreesboro, Tenn., against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders on Sat., Sept. 29, at 7p.m. In October and November, FAU has two home games each month on Sat. Oct. 6, they play the Old Dominion Monarchs, Fri., Oct. 26, play Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at 6:30 p.m. and also on TVs CBS Sports Network, Sat., Nov. 10, FAU hosts the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers and Saturday, Nov. 24 end the regular season at home against the Charlotte 49ers. e Owls play on the road at the Marshall undering Herd on Sat., Oct. 20, at 2:30 p.m., at FIU Golden Panthers in Miami on Sat., Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. and at North Texas Mean Green on ursday, Nov., 15, at 9:30 p.m. in Denton, TX., which can also be viewed on the CBS Sports Network. ree things to watch this year for FAU Football include the defense, quarterback (QB) play on oense with Devin Motor Singletary still at running back and if the Owls can win back-to-back bowl games in the colleges history and rst time since 2007-2008 seasons. e FAU defense is experienced and should be a sure strength of this team. With the sure play at QB gone from last season, Jason Driskel retiring aer his junior season from football to focus on his engineering degree, Coach Kin has quite an arsenal of arms. Expect to see many dierent faces at QB this season including highly recruited DeAndre Johnson, a transfer from Florida State University (FSU), former Arkansas Razorbacks and Southern Methodist University (SMU) Mustangs QB Rafe Peavey whos a graduate transfer into the FAU program. Redshirt freshman Chris Robinson is also playing in this QB battle. Indiana University Hoosiers QB Nick Tronti is practicing with the Owls but cant play during games until next season due to NCAA transfer rules. Finally, watch Devin Motor Singletary this season, hes one of FAUs running backs who played his high school football at American Heritage School in Delray Beach and last year led the nation with 32 rushing touchdowns, which is third all-time and had a whopping 1,920 rushing yards. 5 ways to create a local mom tribeBy: Heather McMechan Contributing Writer When you become a mom, it can be a lonely time. You start second guessing yourself and questioning if you are doing this motherhood thing right. You can go on the internet to nd other mom friends at ask for advice, but you cant really have a conversation when your just texting on posts or in a Facebook group. Its important to have a local mom tribe that you can go to or rely on for those celebrations or tough times. But where can you nd these moms. I get asked that a lot. Here is the scoop on 5 Ways You Can Create A Local Mom Tribe. Join A Mommy and Me class is is a great way to meet other moms, especially with kids that are your age. You can bond over a music class, gymnastics and more. Invite a mom to a play date at the park You met a mom. Now take a leap of faith and invite her for a park playdate. en you dont have to worry about your house getting destroyed and you can get a little exercise while you both swing and chase your kids. Invite a mom to meet up for coee You still have little ones sleeping in strollers. is is the perfect time to meet-up for coee. Call that mom youve wanted to get to know so you can chat about the latest celebrity gossip or your pediatrician. No mom shaming, be open minded and a good listener Every mom is going through something. And every mom does it dierently. Find that tribe you have many things in common with, but be open-minded to learn to new ways of parenting that you may not have thought about. Get out of your house Dont sit in your house all day taking care of your baby. Get out and do a few errands or take the baby for a stroll through the mall. You may be surprised how many moms are out and you just might strike up a conversation. Join the YMCA of South Palm Beach County Your tribe might be waiting for you at the YMCA. e Y Moms can be found at the DeVos-Blum Family Y in Boynton and Peter Blum Family Y in Boca. e YMCA provides childcare so you can hit that spin class with friends or enjoy a cup of coee with another mom. ey also oer mommy and me classes so you can bond with your child while meeting new moms. e Peter Blum Family YMCA of Boca Raton is located at 6631 Palmetto Circle S. In Boca Raton, Florida. Call (561)-3959622 for more information. e DeVos-Blum Family YMCA of Boynton Beach is located at 9600 S. Military Trail Boynton Beach, Florida. Call (561)-7389622 for more information. Fax: (561) 738-6055 Youre not alone on this journey of motherhood. Create a mom tribe so you can have the support you need starting today. Coach Lane Kin surprised FAU owls Football fans with an 11 win vs. just three losses season in 2017. FAU rewarded Coach Kin with a tenyear $9.5 million contract. Photo courtesy of FAU Football. Look out for FAU running back Devin Motor Singletary this season. Photo courtesy of FAU Football. As a sophomore, FAU running back Devin Motor Singletary who played his high school football at American Heritage School in Delray Beach, led the nation in rushing touchdowns (32) and in points scored while adding 1,920 rushing yards. Photo courtesy of FAU Football.


13 The Wisdom Circle Truth, beauty and friendship By: Diane Feen Contributing Writer Liz Sterling must agree with Socrates when he said that an unexamined life is not worth living. Because Sterling is the high priestess of self-examination and human enlightenment. Her class at the Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca is the hub of shared wisdom about topics such as friendship, compassion, positive thinking, new beginnings, mind management and a host of other compelling topics. e goal of this weekly gathering is to see life from a heightened awareness of self with friendship and camaraderie as the essential by-products. e group is made up of women who have declared war on the simplicity of sameness. eir goal is growth with Sterling as their gracious host and harmonizer. ere is no cross talk here, we have a strong sense of community, care and recognition of the preciousness of life. e profound wisdom that ies though the air around the large oval table is the center of gravity for those who want to see above the mundane and experience the marvelous. e group keeps expanding because as human beings we were designed for self-improvement and intimate connections. And those qualities are at the core of e Wisdom Circle. Sterling, who is clearly in charge, is simply the clear conduit of conversation and lis a veil over the illusion of reality that we all perceive dierently. As a life-long seeker and student of some of the greatest minds on the spiritual plane (Jean Houston for one), Sterling is perfectly suited for this intimate, yet reality-based camaraderie that fosters open discussions about personal matters. But its not just conversation, its shared wisdom designed to help each individual rise above the human condition of sorrow or disappointment and bask in healing and heart-centered comfort from the group. e words that people share are like butteries. My job is to grasp them gently and hold them in my hands and let people see and feel what they look like. I help the group see what they believe in. Once they become aware, then they can change or make new choices, said Sterling, who has interviewed some of the most famous spiritual leaders of our time for Happy Herald and her own radio show InnerViews. Sterling is also the author of a book Behind the Scenes Celebrity Interviews & Inspiring Life Lessons. It is these lessons that Sterling has imbibed and so eloquently shares at the perfect moment in each discussion. At a recent group with Rabbi Akiva Mann (the Spiritual Director of the Institute of Jewish Knowledge and Learning) there was music and shared wisdom about being open to all sides of a belief or conict. Its important to create a vessel of silence so we can gain deeper insights, he said. Alida Shapiro studied the Rabbis words for a moment and said, When there is a conict in my life I look inside myself and see what part I played in the matter? ough the group shares their thoughts and queries about personal matters, Ster ling is always there to shed a little more light among the sepia tones of existence. Her comments are wise beyond her years yet so profound in the underlying conver gence of meaning. Each time you get out of your comfort zone youre going to experience a delightful cocktail of stress, fear, anxiety, pain, and doubt. So, when you start to feel your heart pounding, palms getting sweaty and your mouth drying up,choose to see these moments as the gis they truly are opportu nities to step into your full potential! Moments like that are typical Sterling. She rarely misses a beat when its her turn to take a thought or feeling and shake it joyfully into the ethereal side swipe of earthly existence. Her background is varied and bounces between spiritual counselor to motivational speaker with writer and inter viewer as the lling to a spiritual sandwich. She has a Masters Degree in counseling and has interviewed over 2,000 authors, celebrities, scientists, politicians and artists. But it is more than education that creates the framework for the Wisdom Circle. It is a heightened awareness of all that enters the sphere of earthly convergence be it conict, love, self-care or aging gracefully. I think of myself as a facilitator bringing to light deeper issues. I stir up questions and ideas so we can live below the surface. is circle is a safe haven to be vulnerable. Like the modern-day sage that she is Sterling oen opens a class with statements like this one Change is inevitable Suering is optional or ough Shalt not should on thyself or others. And of course, the essential teaching: If you are enslaved by your mind, you are not following your heart. Bless and honor what is happening to you give out light and thats what you will attract. If the earth school is one of great magnitude then Sterling is one of our greatest teachers. e Wisdom Circle is held Wednesday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to noon. During season there is a monthly Lunch with Liz at the Delray Public Library. 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15 CRANES BEACH HOUSE BOUTIQUE HOTEL & LUXURY VILLAS 82 Gleason Street, Delray Beach, FL 33483 TF 866-372-7263 W Summer time luxuriating just steps from the beach.Cranes Beach House is a personal, boutique get-away for hometown and out-of-town guests seeking coastal comfort 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). Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl publishes online tailgate-inspired cookbook Cookbook showcases recipes fans can make at home this football season Staff report Hosting a game day party? e Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl has you covered when it comes to feeding your football fanatic friends and family. e folks behind the 2018 bowl have served up a go-to cookbook of fan favorite tailgate-inspired recipes that will debut on Sept. 1. e cookbook is a celebration keepsake of Bocas Biggest Annual Outdoor Party the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl that kicks o on the Tuesday before Christmas each year at FAU Stadium. e collection of 20 signature recipe entries from 19 chefs originated from the areas top chefs who presented their creative cookery for the Bowls fourth annual Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase & College Football Spirit Night. We are so pleased to share this well-timed, mouth-watering cookbook as we enter the 2018 college and pro football season in countdown to the Fih Annual Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl this December, said Doug Mosley, Executive Director, Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl. Die-hard, longtime and new tailgate party hosts can now up their game stadium-side or at home with tasty top chef-worthy fare. Each tailgate dish was recognized for its unique take on tailgate by a panel of judges made up of local expert foodie media and bloggers, event guests (Peoples Choice) and the Community Captains Committee during the friendly competition. is years Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase & College Football Spirit Night will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel. Admission is $50 for advance ticket purchases at and $60 at the door. It includes all food and drink tastings, entertainment, and beer, wine and so drinks. One hundred percent of ticket sales and silent auction proceeds will benet the Bowls Charity Partner Spirit of Giving to help spread magic to thousands of children through its annual holiday gi drive. Separated by categories like starters, sliders, main dishes, desserts and cocktails, the featured cookbook recipes include: Starters: Best Dipper: Boston Lager Cheddar Cheese Fondue with Homemade Pretzel Bread e Melting Pot e Hottest: Buttermilk Baked Chicken Wings Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar Executive Chef William Ring Best in Bowl: Fire Roasted Salsa & Avocado Crema Los Bocados, Chef Robby Bushman Best Comfort Food: Home-style Meatballs smothered in marinara sauce, provolone and parmigiana Reggiano cheeses Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery Chef Robert ompson Sliders: Best Dish to Eat with a Beer: Chorizo Sliders with Chimichurri Aioli on a Brioche Bun M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom, Chef George Patti Best Traditional Tailgate Fare: FAU Signature Talon Slider Chartwells at Florida Atlantic University Campus Executive Chef Shane Lynch Most Sophisticated Tailgate Fare: Filet Mignon Sandwiches Mortons e Steak house Best in Beef: Guinness Braised Short Rib Sliders Palm Beach Gardens Marriott, Chef Mike Jimenez Best Seafood Slider: Lobster Sliders Hi jinks Sports Grill Chef Frank Petillo Best Seasonal Savory: Mini Turkey Burger Sliders with Fresh Cranberry Relish & Sprouts Private Chefs Services, Chef Michael George Main Dishes: Worth the Wait: Pork that Packs a Punch: 24-Hour Marinated Mojo Cuban Pork with Smokin Black Beans and Boca Slaw Boca Raton Resort & Club Chef Scott Manocchio Most Creative: BBQ Pork Monkey Bread with Pickled Jalapeno, Spiced Maple Syr up Tucker Dukes, Chef/Owner Brian Cartenuto Worth the Extra Napkins: Ceasars Fa mous Ribs Ceasar s Famous Ribs, Chef Bill Ceasar Crowd Pleaser: Chicken and Chorizo Pa ella La Paella Chef Chef Dana Bass Best Seafood: Grilled Octopus and Chorizo Oceans 234, Executive Chef William Middleton For more main dishes, desserts and cocktail recipes, visit




17 HEALTH Tune into weight loss radio [18]INSIDE Palm Beach County JFS hires substance abuse coordinator [22]Robotic pets provide comfort, companionship By: Jan Engoren Contributing Writer Apparently, people arent the only ones being displaced by automation pets are now being replaced by robots as well. anks to a $3,000 donation from Boca Raton resident Nancy Schiller, the Alzheimers Community Care organization was able to purchase 22 robotic pets for 11 of their facilities located in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties. When I heard about the need, I said, You got it, said Schiller, the owner of In Good Taste located in the Regency shopping centers in Boca Raton. I took out my checkbook and wrote them a check. A planning committee member of the Alzheimers Community Care Seasons of Life luncheon scheduled for Dec. 4, at St. Andrews Country Club, Schiller said she witnessed rst-hand the eects these robotic cats and dogs have on an Alzheimer s patients well-being. I like to give exactly when I know what my money is going for, she said. When I look at these patients faces I see the immediate results. What they do here at the Alzheimers Community Care Center is amazing, Schiller said, referring to the program at the Advent Luther an Church, located at 4680 N. Dixie Highway in Boca Raton. Her gi allowed the ACC to pur chase Joy For All Companion Pets, (No vet bills, just love) robotic pets, with built in sensors which allow the stued animals to respond to the human touch. Bonita, the cat and Ace, the dog, both named by the patients, respond to motion and petting. Bonita will respond to the sound of your voice, meow, purr and roll over on her side, so her tummy can be rubbed. Both pets have so, realistic fur. Ace will bark, shi his head back and forth, open and close his mouth and blink his eyes.e more you pet them the more they interact with you. Karen Gilbert, a nurse and the vice president of education and quality assurance, for ACC said, Having access to these pets provides a lot of love and a lot of success. Giving to the pets and getting back is incredibly therapeutic, she said. She believes interacting with these battery operated pets can improve mood, reduce anxiety, and allow patients to engage cognitively, emotionally, physically, and socially with the pets and each other. Daycare patients Aurora B. and Helen N., originally from Texas, were both engaged with the robotic pets. I like dogs, said Helen, who says she used to own one.Unable to ar ticulate further about her interaction with Ace, Helen nevertheless was animated and engaged with the animal. With more than 5.7 million Amer icans living with Alzheimers, the disease kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined, according to statistics provided by the Alzheimers Association and costs the nation approximately $277 billion. By 2020, the number of Americans living with the disease is projected to increase to 14 million and the costs are projected to increase to $1.1 trillion. Loretta Litten, also a volunteer committee member for the ACC luncheon, says there is still a stigma attached to people suering from Alzheimers and dementia diseases. What cancer was many years ago the C word, she said, People didnt talk about it. Its the same thing with Alzheimers disease now. Many families deal with this issue, but may not want to admit a loved one is suering from this illness, Litten said. We hope to raise awareness about the disease and how to live with it. For more information on the Boca Raton Specialized Alzheimers Adult Day Care Center, call 561-391-6955. Advent Lutheran Church is located at 4680 N. Dixie Hwy.Healthgrades names West Boca Medical Center 5-star recipient for labor & delivery care for fourth straight yearStaff reportWest Boca Medical Center has been named a 5-star recipient for Vaginal Delivery and C-Section Delivery for the fourth straight year by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. is 5-star rating indicates that the hospitals clinical outcomes are statistically signicantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated. People in our community have a choice as to where they will go for their optimal birthing experience and this recognition is conrmation that our hospital has proven to be one of the best in our area when it comes to labor and delivery services, said Mitch Feldman, CEO at West Boca Medical Center. Accolades such as this make us unique to our patients. To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital per formance, Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 15 states and the District of Columbia for years 2014 through 2016. With more options than ever on where to receive care, consumers need to do their homework, said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Ocer, Healthgrades. Hospitals that have received a 5-star rating have shown dedication and expertise, resulting in high-quality outcomes for patients. Bonita and Ace are robotic pets that were recently donated to the Alzheimers Community Care Center by a Boca resident. Photo by Jan Engoren. Alzheimers Community Care Center patients Aurora B. and Helen N. play with the new robotic pets. Photo by Jan Engoren.


18 Weight no more Just ask Jude By: David DiPino Contributing Writer e next two months are go ing to be huge in terms of weight loss and wellness for Boca Raton resident Judy Legare. Within two months, Legare will graduate as a certied mind body eating coach aer completing a one-of-a-kind certication training from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. Legare will be broadcasting her message both locally and globally with the Weight No More Just Ask Jude radio show on Mondays from 6-6:30 p.m. heard in South Palm Beach County on WWNN 95.3 FM & 1470 AM Radio on e Health & Wealth Network and globally on the 1470 AM Radio iHeartRadio app www.iheart. com/live/am-1470-wnn-5799. In the meantime, and also aer her cer tication and radio debut, Legare will be helping people across South Florida and beyond shed 5 to 15 pounds in just eight day cycles with a weight-loss system aimed at resetting the bodys metabolism. Losing weight is not about starving your self. Its about providing the body with all the right nutrients for long lasting success, Legare said. She provides individuals with a box of supplements and smoothie mixes which help to build a foundation. e plan comes with a meal plan focusing on four to six-ounce meats packed with protein for lunch and dinner, balanced with green vegetables. Drink at least 64 ounces a water a day and even a big guy, the size of an NFL defensive lineman, can lose 11 pounds in just eight days on this type of metabolic reset. e 11 pounds lost included a cheat day on day four when relatives out of town wanted to BBQ. Legare checks in with individuals in the program during the eight-day journey to better health with a text here and there and even called during the week to see how things were going. I coach men and women on a naturally-sourced, award-winning weight-loss system that promises to help shed ve to 15 pounds in eight days. e system resets your metabolism and in eight days will turn your body into a lean mean fat-burning machine. is particular system works in eightday cycles, Legare said. e plan Legare bases her system on is organic, whole food, plant based, non-GMO and gluten-free. Naturally sourced supplements and gluten-free smoothies incorporated into Legares method promote clean eating. No pre-packaged foods. Were all about health and wellness. e supplements and smoothies put the comfort and speed into your weight loss. No hunger. O the charts energy, better sleep, etc., said Legare. For more information email Judy Legare at: Boca Raton Regional climbs in U.S. News & Worlds Reports rankingsStaff report Boca Raton Regional Hospital is currently ranked 13th out of about 300 hospitals in the state and third in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area, according to U.S. News & World Reports 2018 annual review of its Best Hospitals. e report makes it the highest ranked hospital in Palm Beach County. Last year, Boca Regional was ranked 16th in Florida and 6th the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area. U.S. News & World Report also ranked Boca Regional as a high-performing hospital in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colon cancer sur gery, heart failure and lung cancer surgery. We are honored to have this recognition by U.S. News & World Report for the 4th consecutive year, said Jerry Fedele, President and CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. It is strong testimony to our commitment to provide high quality healthcare that includes a spectrum of advanced clinical programs, the latest in medical technology, outstanding nursing and leading specialists in their respective elds. For the 2018 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care. e report is now in its 29th year. It is designed to help patients make informed decisions when it comes to healthcare treatment. rfrn Member ofT enet Health s rfn rfnrtbtbt rf nftfn ttnnbtnrfnt rt n rffntbfrf t t t rt tt t r tt tb rf nntbt DEL-36592 Stroke Ad Delray-BocaNews CR-2.indd 1 8/8/18 5:54 PM




20 Boca Ratons Promise and Broken Sound Club partnership adds 24 new Mental Health First Aiders to community with more to come Staff report anks to a new partnership between Boca Ratons Promise and Broken Sound Club, there are 24 newly trained community advocated in Mental Health First Aid. e rst of ve Mental Health First Aid sessions was recently held at Broken Sound Club where business owners, nonprot leaders and community advocates spent the day learning from the international MHFA curriculum developed in Australia in 2001 by nurse Betty Kitchener and her husband. e training helps people identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders through an interactive eight-hour course. As demonstrated in Parkland, each one of us may one day nd ourselves in an unexpected role of mental health rst aider as a friend, colleague or family member with lives at risk in our neighborhoods, schools, workplace, houses of worship, ballparks or homes and this training will prepare us, said Rita rasher, co-founder and executive director of Boca Ratons Promise. Just as we have globally valued and promoted the critical need for CPR training, our community must now be as passionate to do the same with Mental Health First Aid training. It is critical to the health, welfare and safety of our community. We thank Broken Sound Club for opening its doors to expand this opportunity. e local training was taught by certied trainers Ed Frontera and Cindy Wides, two of 24 trainers in Palm Beach County, who since 2014 have collectively trained more than 4,321 through 239 sessions. e course goes over mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments. ose who take the course learn a ve-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. e session, hosted by Broken Sound Club at its main clubhouse, was underwritten from proceeds generated by Boca Ratons Promises recent Artist-in-Residence Weekend featuring nationally recognized vocalist, songwriter, playwright, performer and author Patti Linsky. Knowing that one in four residents in greater Boca Raton -approximately 20,000 -will be impacted by mental illness during their lifetime, the proactive partner ship was created as a call-to-action in Boca Raton in the aermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy, following the March for Our Lives rally in Mizner Park Amphitheater. e collaborative promise will continue to drive Boca Raton Federation of Homeowners Associations members, private club communities, schools, youth programs, businesses and city agencies to identify and designate personnel to become MHFA-trained by nationally certied trainers secured by Boca Ratons Promise. Broken Sound Club will host four additional trainings that will be capped at 30 participants. e Club is also donating funds toward underwriting the trainings of 17 individuals in memory and honor of each life lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. To learn more about Boca Ratons Promise and its Mental Health First Aid trainings, visit www.bocaratonspromise. org email or call 561-8661850. NOW OPEN! DEEP TMS PROGRAM at The Delray Center for Brain Science A Cutting-Edge New Treatment for Major DepressionA clinical subsidiary of the Delray Center for Healing, the Delray Center for Brain Science was started in 2017 with the goal of bringing together the most effective and cutting edge technologies available for the treatment of various brain conditions. Our principal clinical modality will be Brainsway Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Deep TMS or dTMS).TMS benefits include: FDA approved Non-invasive/Non-systemic Very safe Highly effective Very low side effects Brain function enhancing Covered by most insurances Delray Center for Brain Science103 SE 4th Ave | Suite 103 | Delray Beach, FL 33483 | Phone: 888-982-9802 | Fax: Dr. Rodriguez is the founder, CEO and Medical Director of the Delray Center For Brain Science, a true Brain Center which specializes in Treatment Resistant Depression, ADHD, OCD, Memory Disorders, and optimizing brain performance.


21 Unlocking the full potential of your childs brainBy: Dr. John Conde DC, DACNB Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Your child has been back at school now for a couple of weeks. Test results are returning and grades are below average.Parent/teacher conferences have been called regarding your childs behavioral problems.What should you do? Establish an environment that will promote brain growth and symmetrical development of both hemispheres of their brain. is concept can be termedbrain hygiene. According to research done on lateralization of brain function and split brain research, we see that the right and le hemispheres of your brain are specialized for certain functions and behaviors. We should also note that within our brain we have a metronome (pacemaker) that provides us with a certain level of arousal or stimulation that allows us to keep focus and attention on tasks and also allows both of our hemispheres to function symmetrically. Due to an unhealthy brain environment we can make one side of our brain dominant over the other and produce a uctuating arousal level displayed as inattentive and distractible behavior. Here are some ways that you can put these concepts to use and begin to foster proper brain hygiene: Physical Activity have your child participate in after-school sports or recreational programs.Additionally, focus on strengthening core muscles.I sometimes recommend reading or doing homework on an exercise ball with good activation of postural muscles has a profound eect on normalizing arousal levels and increasing focus and attention. Utilize Both Sides of Your Bodyhave your child utilize the non-dominant arm and leg more frequently.I oen recommend using the non-dominant hand when eating, brushing teeth, and when combing hair one or two days a week.Other changes such as o-setting the computer monitor to the same side of the dominant hand is also eective. Brain Foodsspinach or kale, broccoli, salmon or other cold water fatty sh, beans, whole grain bread (unless child has gluten sensitivity), oats, sweet potatoes, garlic, green tea, and blueberries.Every child should also be taking a multi-vitamin recommended by their physician. Sleep it is essential that all children, and adults, get at least 8-10 hours of sleep every night.It is during deep sleep that we release growth hormone which helps to repair and replenish our body. Dr. John Conde is a Board Certied Chiropractic Neurologist, one of only one thousand in the country. He holds diplomate status through the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. He provides specialized care for dicult cases of back neck pain, numbness-tingling, vertigo-dizziness balance disorders, bromyalgia, migraines, AD/HD, autism, and dyslexia. His oce is located at the Atlantic Grove in Delray Beach, FL and can be reached at 561-3306096,, and at


22 Boca Regional Hospital picks Baptist Health South Florida as partner for monumental transformation By: Dale King Contributing Writer Capping a 14-month initiative, Boca Raton Regional Hospital has chosen Baptist Health Center South as a potential partner in a move to accelerate and elevate the hospitals position as a preeminent academic tertiary referral center in South Florida. e decision reached last month by the BRRH Board of Trustees concludes an eort begun in June of 2017 to explore the possibility of entering into a strategic partner ship with another healthcare provider as Boca Regional moves toward the uncertain and undened future of medical care. Next steps in the scheduled tying-of-the-knot will include completion of due diligence and the negotiation of a letter of intent that would frame the completion of denitive agreements prior to Boca Regional joining the Baptist medical organization. We stand on the cusp of making a monumental transformation for Boca Raton Regional Hospital, a transfor mation that will serve to secure and cement our role as a top-tier healthcare provider for our community and our region, said Christine E. Lynn, chairwoman of the Boca Regional Board. I thank our Steering Committee for the critically important role it played in the partnership process and our board for its thoughtful stewardship of the hospital. Chaired by Dick Schmidt, former Boca Regional Board chair and noted civic leader and philanthropist, the Ad Hoc Partnership Steering Committee was chosen to scrutinize potential suitors. e panel, made up of community and medical sta leaders, trustees and volunteers, vetted a dozen prospective partnership wannabes before deciding to go with Baptist Health Center South, an association of 12 healthcare facilities from Miami north to Boynton Beach. It includes two nearby facilities, Bethesda Hospital East on Seacrest Boulevard in Boynton Beach and Bethesda Hospital West on US 441 in West Boynton. e Steering Committee cut down on potential partners by applying stringent criteria and advancing recommendations to the Boca Regional Board for nal discussion and decision. Assessment of candidates looking to associate with BRRH included site visits among the respective organizations and vigorous dialogue and meetings involving medical sta leadership, senior executives, Board members and volunteers. According to Schmidt, the committee found great synergy with Baptist from a programmatic perspective and strategic approach to the delivery of care in South Flor ida. We are most condent we can reach a nal agreement and that our inclusion in the Baptist system will make the whole of the new organization greater than the sum of its parts. We are pleased with the Boards decision to move for ward with Baptist, said Boca Hospital President and CEO Jerry Fedele. While this was a most dicult choice, one that was between two of the nest healthcare providers in the country, our Trustees believe Baptist is the best t for Boca Regional. In an interview several months ago, Fedele said the goals of the proposed partnership are to enhance Boca Regionals ability to develop nationally recognized clinical programs to better serve the region, mitigate the challenges of a stand-alone organization in a complex and evolving healthcare industry and provide greater access to capital. Baptist Health Center South and Cleveland Clinic were the nal two under consideration on the roster that started out with 12. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on sta. As dened by Johns Hopkins, a tertiary care facility specializes in consultative care, usually on referral from primary or secondary medical care personnel, by specialists working in a center that has personnel and facilities for special investigation and treatment. BRRH is a leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, womens health, emergency medicine and the neurosciences. Jewish Family Services hires substance use coordinator, forms task force Staff report Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Services has created a new Substance Use program to focus on education, prevention and awareness activities in the Jewish Community. To implement the program, JFS has created a task force and hired a substance use coordinator to help facilitate eorts. According to Palm Healthcare Foundation, Palm Beach County has become an epicenter in the state for the deadly opioid crisis, said Danielle Hartman, JFS President & CEO. e upward trend of fatalities continues, and the county recorded nearly 600 fatal overdoses in 2017. [Feb 2018 Report] Unfortunately, this disease has claimed the lives of several young adults in our community and JFS, in partnership with the Jewish Federation, felt like the time was right for us to move in this direction. JFS hired Certied Addiction Counselor Sharon Burns-Carter, to serve as the Substance Use Coordinator for south Palm Beach County. She will provide information and referral information to struggling families and individuals and will spearhead eorts related to programming. She has served as a volunteer and advisor to the Jewish Recovery Center for the past several years. She will continue to work in that role under the direction of Rabbi Meir Kessler and connect families to recovery in a Jewish context. Sharon and the Task Force have developed a Substance Use Resource Guide, which lists all known groups meeting in local Jewish institutions and includes information on how to access other meetings taking place around the county. e Task Force, in partnership with Alpert JFCS, is currently working on creating an educational series which will kick o in the fall. Some of the topics being planned include Substance Use 101, What is Addiction, What are Gateway Drugs and Myth Busters. Burns-Carter has more than two decades of experience and knowledge in the area of substance use. Burns-Carter said, is coming September is National Recovery Month, and both JFS and Alpert are asking Palm Beach County synagogues and Jewish community organizations to partake by speaking about Substance Use and Recovery some time during the month. Facts about the topic, including some Frequently Asked Questions, will be provided and JFS welcome any opportunity to partake in these events throughout the month with the goal being to dispel the shame and stigma experienced in the Jewish community related to substance use and related disorders. For more information on the task force and future programming, contact Sharon Burns-Carter, JFS Substance Use Coordinator at 561-702-7603 or email sharonb@ One of the medical facilities of Baptist Health Center South. Submitted photo. A building on the campus of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Submitted photo.


23 BIZ Thinking Greek? Go to Ouzo Bay. [26] INSIDE Palm Beach County Sign up for Palm Beach Box [31] Want to go to Italy? Visit Nadas Italy Tours in Delray Beach By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Looking for a tour of Italy without the oversized bus and guide on a megaphone? en head to Pineapple Grove in Delray Beach and visit Nada Vergili. e Florence-native recently opened her second Nadas Italy Tours oce in Delray where she oers Italian classes, workshops and plans highend, small-group tours for travelers who dont go on tours. She opened her new location in May, but has been oering trips to dierent regions of her native country since 2004. It all started when she was dating an American chef who was working in Italy. ey got married and he brought her to Charlotte, North Carolina. As soon as I told people I moved from Italy, people went from complete strangers to Oh my God that is so cool, or I have been there or Im going there, Vigili said. It was an easy ice breaker that helped her form new relationships in her new home. ere are so many things that people can relate to when it comes to Italy, she said. Italy connects people. Whether it is watching a movie like Under the Tuscan Sun or drinking vino or fashion or even Roman holidays, Vergili said people relate to the topics that make Italy special. So, when people began asking her questions about her homeland, she began teaching Italian classes. People were interested in the local experience, she said. She said she began tailor ing her classes with tidbits to help those going abroad by pointing out what gelato shops and bakeries to visit, telling them Italians dont put cheese on seafood and that they denitely dont eat bread dipped in olive oil before their meal thats a faux pas. In 2004, she took her rst group to Italy. It was very casual, she said. My mom came and cooked. People enjoyed the small group, authentic experience and being taken care of. Her group tours are capped at no more than 12 people. e average trip is 10 days, but there are some weeklong options and longer excur sions as well. It went from a hobby to a business, she said. is year, she had about 60 tours for people to choose from. She also oers customized itineraries. Recently, she added France and Spain options for some of her repeat customers who begged her to expand. She has had people book tours from all over the country, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. In 2012, a road trip down the East coast with a friend aer her mar riage endedbrought her to Delray Beach. We fell in love, she said. e vibe, Delray is eclectic. I thought this is going to be my new home. It took a few years of house hunting and visiting as a tourist, but she purchased a home in Lake Ida three years ago. Several months ago, she decided to expand her Charlotte-born concept to her new home. e Delray storefront doubles as a retail space as well as a travel agency that specializes in all things Italy. Even if you arent planning a trip to Italy or maybe need a dose of Italy in between trips, you can pick up organic olive oil from Tuscany, or ganic skincare products from Sar dinia all-natural hand-craed soap from Tuscany and an assortment of fragrances made in Venice. e Delray homestead employs 11 full-time employees and the Char lotte oce ve employees. Vergili said all have some sort of tie to Italy, they either are from there or speak Italian. She has an employee based in Rome to make sure hotels and tour guides are up to par. Her tours work with Italian guides who are vetted and trained by her and her team. While many traditional travel agencies are shutting their doors and going online, Vergili said she is doing the opposite. I think there is a need, she said of having a storefront agency. You can book a tour online or book a guide online, but knowing someone who knows the connections will get you the experience you want. Stop in for a cappuccino. Nadas Italy Boutique is located at 119 NE 2nd Ave. Nada Vergili recently opened Nadas Italy Tours in Pineapple Grove. Photo courtesy of Ryan Merrill. please For Boca Raton


24 NCCI Cares initiative injects volunteerism into workplaceBy: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Boca Raton-based National Council on Compensation Insurance likes to give back. And the company is encouraging its employees to do so through its NCCI Cares program. e fundraising initiative launched in January 2017 and allows employees to received 40 paid hours a year to volunteer for a cause of their choice. To date, the company has helped 170 char ities and 445 employees have recorded a total of 5,700 hours of volunteer time o. One of NCCIs company values is giving back to the community in which we live and work, Chief Human Resources Ocer Bradley Kitchens said. Our employees are passionate about giving back. As a whole, the company supports United Way and Kids Chance, which provides scholarships to students whose parents suer from work related injuries, Kitchens said. Last year, the company raised over $230,000 for United Way of Palm Beach County and ranked fourth in the nonprots top campaigns in the county. In addition to the top signature nonprofits, NCCI asks employees to nominate charities and nonprots to work with. Each employee receives one vote and then campaigns to help begin. is past year, the company has helped AVDA, Boca Helping Hands, Lighthouse for the Blind, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue Leagues Paws for the Cause, SOS Childrens Villages, YMCA of South Palm Beach, Sea Angels and Families First of Palm Beach County. Campaigns include walks, luncheons and visiting the locations for on site work. We publish those opportunities and employees sign up to participate, Kitchens said. In addition to the 40 paid volunteer hours, employees also receive an additional paid eight hours for participating in an all day program Day of Giving. NCCI Community and Charitable Relations Manager Kelly Cavalleri said the second annual Day of Giving will take place on Oct. 25. She said about 300 volunteers visited seven nonprots and spent the day giving back. Some helped x out the Ys playground, others painted at the SOS Childrens Villages and some participated in building a Habitat for Humanity home. e company expects even more participants this year. NCCI also will match donations employees make to approved nonprots up to $1,000. We enjoy it, Kitchens said of the volunteer work. It helps us recruit. 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 NCCI helps work on a Habitat for Humanity home. Photo courtesy of NCCI. NCCI participates in the YMCA Corporate Cup. Photo courtesy of NCCI. NCCI helps Share the Spirit during the holidays. Photo courtesy of NCCI. NCCI employees participate in the Kids Chance Walk. Photo courtesy of NCCI. rfntbfn rf Doral Campus 10311 NW 58th Street Doral, FL 33178 n Divine Savior Academy


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26 New management, fresh decor at Bocas Mediterranean-inspired Ouzo Bay Atlas Restaurant Group set to open second Mizner Park concept Loch Bar By: Marisa Herman Associate EditorIf you are looking for fresh sh Ouzo Bay at Mizner Park delivers. Look no further than the back of the large, elegant restaurant to nd a display of Bronzino that was just shipped over from the Mediterranean or Dover sole fresh from Holland. Part of the Atlas Restaurant Group, Ouzo Bay is the second one of its kind, the rst is located in Baltimore where the owners are based out of. Brothers Alexander and Eric Smith launched their restaurant group in 2016 and have opened nine concepts including a chophouse, Japanese restaurant and gastro bistro totaling a $53 million portfolio. ey are both under the age of 40 and South Florida was the rst place they selected to expand to from Maryland. ey plan to expand more into Boca with the anticipated opening of Loch Bar, a more casual seafood restaurant with a large whiskey bar, and also into Texas. e restaurant is located at the former home of Jazziz. It is expansive and can cater to private dining events of all dierent sizes from dinner parties to weddings. A new private cigar lounge in the back features its own bar and pool table. A glass enclosed private dining room can host business meetings or family gatherings. Curtains were recently added to parts of restaurants to enclose several tables into an intimate setting. e duo recently brought on new managing partners Laura Huron and Brian Bagley. Both are veterans of the hospitality world and most recently worked just across the street at Maxs Grille. Coming into this space is exciting, Huron said. Its so beautiful in here. I am excited to be with a really good restaurant group that understands the impor tance of hospitality. Beginning this month, Ouzo will oer a Mykonos-style brunch. But if you want to experience a ne dining Mediterranean-inspired meal, visit for dinner. For starters, stick with the Greek classics like dolamdes, stued grape leaves; aming sagankai, cheese, is a staple with a ery performance; and spanakopita where you can actually taste the spinach and akiness of the phyllo. Meat lovers can enjoy lamb meatballs while if you are sticking to seafood, order the grilled octopus or grilled calamari to start. For the main entree, expect to see simple oerings that tend to be healthier. Most oerings are grilled with simple ingredients and fresh tastes. But dont miss the Greek-beignets loukamedes for dessert with of course Ouzo, a dry anise-avored aperitif, that the establishment takes its name from. A shot of that straight or diluted slightly with water will have you saying Opa! If you are on a budget, or are taking your grandparents out to dinner, check out the sunset dinner oered daily from 4 to 7 p.m., which includes a complimentary appetizer and dessert with purchase of an entree. Or you can receive a free bottle of wine if you dine in from 4 to 7 p.m. with the purchase of two entrees. Live music will be oered from 7 to 10 p.m. on ursdays and 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays. Shoes for Crews makes Boca new corporate HQStaff report Shoes for Crews moved its oce to Boca Raton this year and now its corporate headquarters occupies 37,000-squarefeet of space at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus. e company was founded in 1984 and is a global leader in slip-resistant footwear. e company provides footwear and related accessories to industries such as foodservice, healthcare, hospitality, industrial as well as schools and supermar kets across the world. is is a positive step forward in our companys history, marking a future that is bright and lled with much growth opportunity, Shoes For Crews President & Chief Executive Ocer Don Watros said during a ribbon cutting ceremony. Council Member Andrea Levine ORourke, Don Watros, Shoes For Crews President & Chief Executive Ocer Mayor Scott Singer and Danielle Vennett, V.P. Crocker Partners BRIC cut the ribbon on Shoes for Crews new HQ. Submitted photo. Ouzo Bay has plenty of private dining spaces. Photo courtesy of Ouzo Bay. Head to the back of Ouzo Bay to see what fresh sh is on the menu. Photo courtesy of Ouzo Bay. Order the aming saganaki for a show table-side. Sta photo. Lamb is a menu favorite at Ouzo Bay. Photo courtesy of Ouzo Bay. Get Wild-Get Close Featuring the FPL Cooling Station 9/3 Step inside for a Blast of Coolness See website for details


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28 Dont gamble on retirementBy: John M. Campanola, Agent New York Life Insurance Company Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers When people save for retirement, the biggest concern is the returns on investments. When they retire however, its not only the returns they need to care about, but also the order of those returns. Negative returns during the rst couple of years of retirement can increase the risk of running out of money, much more so than the same negative returns happening later in retirement. is is sequence of returns risk. People who experience even one year of market loss early in retirement may need to make signicant adjustments to their plans. Conversely, the same loss later in retirement will likely have much less of an impact ones retirement income or lifestyle. People may be used to looking for the average return on their portfolio, but its not just the average return that is important. Lets think about two hypothetical retirement portfolios with the same average return can have very dierent outcomes based on the order in which the returns occur. Lets say the initial investment was $100,000 with $4,000 in annual withdrawals increasing 3 percent each year for ination. Portfolio 1 experiences the Standard &Poors 500 Index returns from the year 2000-2016, and ended with a balance of $39,450. Portfolio 2 experiences the same annual returns, but in reverse order, with an ending balance of $120,205. Even though the portfolios had the same average return, thats a difference of $80,755! at can make a dramatic dierence in a per sons retirement, which is why its so important to consider sequence of returns risk. What can people do to mitigate this risk? Many people might think that they can mitigate sequence of returns risk by reducing or eliminating equity holdings in portfolios. But this compromises the upside potential that equities can provide and may lead to running out of money quicker. Portfolios with higher allocations to equities have typically outper formed, because downside volatility in the U.S. equity markets has historically been relatively short-lived. Past performance is not a guarantee of future returns. Adding income annuities to a retirement portfolio is an ecient way to help hedge sequence of returns risk. How? Income annuities are uncorrelated with capital markets and they reduce the net withdrawals from a portfolio. is helps lessen the likelihood of selling at the bottom, and allows retirees to keep some of their money invested in the market and take advantage of any potential future gains. Having additional sources of guaranteed lifetime income also reduces the role luck plays in retirement outcomes. Income annuities may be part of a strategy to take some of the uncertainty out of retirement. 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 561-6425180. Neither New York Life, nor its agents, provides tax, legal, or accounting advice. Please consult with your professional advisor for tax, legal or accounting advice. A look into employment, labor laws If you are thinking of starting a business or maybe you are already run ning one and have questions about labor and employ ment laws, we reached out expert Robin Frank for help answering questions and concerns. 1. Is every employee who works more than 8 hours a day entitled to overtime? What is the dierence between an exempt and non-exempt employee? e requirement to pay overtime has nothing to do with the number of hours worked in a single day. Rather, if an employer or employee is covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (the federal law governing the payment of overtime), then any non-exempt employee working more than 40 hours in a single workweek must be paid overtime compensation. Most employers are covered by the FLSA, and it is the employers obligation to maintain accurate time and payroll records. Employees cannot waive their right to be paid overtime, private employers cannot provide comp time in lieu of overtime, and even salaried or commissioned employees must be paid overtime if they are not otherwise exempt from the FLSA (the manner in which the employee is paid simply changes how you calculate the overtime compensation). Whether an employee is exempt or non-exempt from the FLSA is a dependent upon the employees actual day-to-day job duties and responsibilities; it is not dependent on job titles. e most commonly encountered exemptions are the white collar exemptions: the executive, administrative and professional exemptions, which can cover certain management level employees and executives. Outside sales force employees can also be exempt, as well as certain licensed professionals, such as doctors and lawyers. Misclassifying an employee as exempt can be an expensive mistake as an employee who was not properly paid overtime compensation can le a lawsuit to recover unpaid overtime going back up to three years from when they le the lawsuit, an equal amount as liquidated damages, and can recover their attorneys fees and costs. 2. Am I required to maintain certain types of records on my employees? Yes. Different laws have different requirements, depending on the size of the employer and the type of business. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (which apply to employers with at least 15 employees), employers must maintain contents of an employees personnel file, including payroll information, job descriptions and evaluations for one year after employment ends; under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (which applies to employers with at least 20 employees), employers must maintain the same records, but for three years, and must also maintain records of employees birthdates.Under the FLSA, employers must maintain payroll and time records for three years, but Floridas minimum wage laws requires employers to maintain these records for five years. Many employers dont realize they must retain all documents from the interview process for applicants who are not hired, such as resumes, applications, internal notes from an interview, etc. for two years from the date someone else is hired for that position. There are many more documents which employers are required to maintain, but in general, employers should err on the side of caution and maintain as many documents as possible. 3. Is documentation or good cause essential for me to re a poor employee? Florida is an at-will state, which means an employee can be red for any reason or no reason, so long as it is not an illegal reason. e only illegal reasons are race, gender, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, religion, etc. You do not need to give notice or have good cause. However, properly documenting the employees performance, wrongdoing, disciplinary issues and termination is simply good business practice. 4. Are non-compete and non-solicitation agreements enforceable in Florida? Restrictive covenants, such as non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, are enforceable in Florida so long as they are supported by a legitimate business interest, and are reasonable both in terms of geographic and temporal scope. Hir ing a new employee or continued employment for an existing employee is sufficient consider ation for enforcing a restrictive covenant. Every employer should consider whether it would harm them if an employee went to work for a competitor or solicited its customers. If so, you should consult with a labor and employment attorney to determine whether there is a legitimate business interest to support a restrictive covenant, and have the attorney draft an appropriately narrow or broad covenant in line with your business needs. 5. Do I need to provide my employees lunch or coee breaks? Do I have to pay them for these breaks? Neither Federal nor Florida law require lunch or coee breaks. However, if you oer a short break (usually lasting about 5 to 20 minutes), those breaks must be paid. Bona de meal periods though (typically lasting at least 30 minutes) do not need to be paid so long as the employee is completely relieved from all work. Robin I. Frank is a partner with Boca-Raton based Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann, P.A. one of the largest independent full-service litigation and transactional law firms in South Florida. For more information, email


29 Crazy Uncle Mikes to open this month with brews, music, scratch kitchen By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Aer spending a year gutting and remodeling the space that many Boca residents knew as Neighborhood Sports Bar & Grill, Crazy Uncle Mikes is slated to open later this month. With an industrial shabby yet chic, welcoming vibe, the 9,000-square-foot establishment at 6450 North Federal Highway has been revamped with a steam-powered brewhouse, full-service scratch kitchen and state-of-the-art stage. e bar is made out of wood that Michael Goodwin, also known as Crazy Uncle Mike, salvaged aer Hurricane Irma. e lamp xtures are barrels that pay homage to dierent musicians and music genres with monkey faces painted on recognizable artists. Because you put monkeys in a barrel, not people, Goodwin said. More than half of the building is patio space where brew lovers can try a creation by Brewmaster Corey Wilson or grab a meal created by Executive Chef Tara Abrams when the weather cooperates. We are purveyors of fun, Goodwin said. We want you to walk out of here with a smile on your face. Good is not enough. Outstanding is what we are going for. Goodwin is no stranger to the restaurant business. He has owned and operated many over the past few decades. He also worked in commercial real estate dealing with nding restaurants homes and worked for Hard Rock. When he was living in Punta Cana working for Hard Rock he moved his family to Florida to be closer to them. But realizing it was still far, he changed his career and found something to do where his family was located. at something was Crazy Uncle Mikes. Aer some research, he landed on the idea of a brewery concept. One that is comfortable for groups of friends who like cra beers and also one that has something for the whole family during the day. e name came from Goodwins nickname. His 22 nieces and nephews dubbed him Crazy Uncle Mike years ago when he had a long ponytail, managed punk rock groups and would show up places on his Harley Davidson. e name stuck and wherever he has worked, employees and colleagues just called him Uncle Mike. Its the familiar vibe that Goodwin is going for in his newest concept. He hopes to attract locals who can bicycle over aer work for a cold one or families who live in the area. e menu will focus on local, seasonal oerings and the brews will work with other local brewhouses to come up with new concoctions. ere will always be music playing whether it is live on the custom stage, which has sound abatement features to keep the neighbors happy, or just through the sound system. Goodwin said there will be live music at dierent times so you never know when you may experience a live jam out session. Brewmaster Wilson has created avorful brews before including a Buddhas Hand & Yuzu Wit style ale and a Caf con Leche stout. He has worked with multiple award-winning breweries including Copperpoint Brewing Company in Boynton Beach and GABF gold medalist Copper Kettle Brewery in Denver. Executive Chef Tara Abrams will be responsible for creating dishes that pair with the brews. She said the menu is not limited to any genre and she will touch on items from around the world with a global cuisine. Signature menu items will include: Purple Potato Skins with bacon, sundried tomato, crme fraiche, salmon roe; Rock Shrimp Flatbread with manchego cheese, lemon zest, arugula, EVOO and maldon sea salt; Pork Belly Tacos with kung pao glaze, pickled slaw, cucumbers, cilantro and sesame seeds; Veggie Taco-Elotes with cauliower, black beans, pickled onions, corn-avocado relish, cotija cheese and toasted pepitas; and Grilled Flat Iron Steak with yucca mash, chili rubbed baby carrots and chimichurri. Following suit with Crazy Uncle Mikes relaxed and no rules vibe, there will also be a selection of Brinner (breakfast for dinner) dishes. e restaurant will be open for lunch, dinner and later on weekend brunch. Boca law firm hires two new attorneys Staff report Boca Raton-based law rm Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann has expanded its legal team with the recent additions of attorneys Sean P. Sullivan and Matthew S. Kish. Sullivan, who joins as partner, is board certied by the Florida Bar in construction law, with a concentration in construction liens and defects. Kish, who joins as senior associate, focuses his practice on business litigation and corporate transactional work as well as related bankruptcy law. Sullivan advises public entities, private companies and individuals in contracts, negotiations, litigation, alternative dispute resolution and administrative proceedings. In the area of construction law, Sullivan has represented developers, owners, design professionals, general contractors, and specialty contractors. He has been a speaker on construction law related topics at attorney and trade group seminars in Florida and has an extensive background in insurance-related issues. He earned his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. He was recently named to the 2018 Florida Super Lawyers List for Construction Litigation by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine. Kish comes to the rm with experience at Lubliner Kish, a boutique litigation and creditor rights law rm, where he gained experience handling insolvency, real estate and commercial law. In addition to owning his own rm, he also worked at Aaronson Schantz, P.A. and Tabas, Freedman, Solo, Miller & Brown, PA.Earlier in his career, he worked with the United States Marine Corps in the areas of procurement and land use planning. Michael Goodwin, also known as Crazy Uncle Mike, plans to open Bocas Crazy Uncle Mikes this month. Submitted photo. Crazy Uncle Mikes will have its own inhouse brew master Corey Wilson. Submitted photo. Chef Tara Abrams will bring global cuisine to Bocas Crazy Uncle Mikes this month. Submitted photo. 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30 Biz BriefsLynn University named Great College to Work For Lynn University was named a Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the leading trade publication in higher education. Lynn also received coveted honor roll status, awarded to universities recognized in the most categories. Lynn was recognized in 10 categories including Collaborative Governance; Compensation and Benets; Condence in Senior Leadership; Facilities; Workspace and Security; Job Satisfaction; Professional/ Career Development Programs; Respect and Appreciation; Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship; Teaching Environment (Faculty Only); and Work/Life Balance. e trade publications 11th annual academic workplace report surveyed 253 colleges and universities. Of those, only 84 institutions achieved Great College to Work For status. Lynn was one of 42 institutions to receive the Honor Roll award. A two-part assessment determined survey results: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies, and a questionnaire administered to faculty, administrators and professional support sta. Employee feedback was the primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition. Kiddie Academy of Boca Raton wins national award Jeannette Llerena of Kiddie Academy of Boca Raton recently received the Teacher of the Year award at Kiddie Academys Annual Conference. Llerena was one of hundreds of teachers from more than 200 academies nationwide who were considered for the award. According to the President of Kiddie Academy Greg Helwig, winners were honored for their extensive contributions to the Kiddie Academy system by way of mentoring, leading, and championing the brands key growth initiatives. Other common denominators among award recipients include excelling in the areas of protability; ambassadorship of brand systems, standards and processes; customer service; sta motivation and retention; and community involvement. All Kiddie Academy franchisees share a passion for our industry, our brand, and the people who drive the companys success every day. With so many dedicated professionals working to provide bestin-class early educational child care in an environment that fosters learning and development, as well as the highest safety standards, the best of the best are truly doing an exceptional job, said Helwig. is years award winners embody the highest standards of professionalism and caring, and we are proud to recognize their contributions not only to Kiddie Academy, but also to our communities, neighborhoods, and thousands of families nationwide. Kiddie Academy is located at 2240 NW 19th St. Delray chamber sta to be overhauled e Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce recently brought a new face on board with the hiring of President and CEO Jeb Conrad. And the organization is about to see some new faces as employees have recently parted ways. Aer nearly 11 years with the chamber, Program Director Patty Reed le to move to Melbourne, Fla. on July 19, membership director Kim Bentkover le aer 7 years to move to Miami with her family on Aug. 3 and newcomer Ocer Administrator Lyn Davis worked her last day on July 27. Reed will help train the new program director before her move. We greatly appreciate the years of service and dedication from each of these individuals and I personally thank them for helping me as I began my role here, Conrad said in an email sent to chamber members. He said the chamber is conducting inter views to ll the vacant positions. Launch Potato named one of states Best Companies to Work For Delray Beach-based Launch Potato (LP), was recently named one of Floridas Best Companies To Work For. Launch Potato is a startup studio with a portfolio of quickly growing products. ey build, run and scale multiple brands using proprietary technology. LPs scalable soware focuses on audience development, engagement, and viral distribution which develops valuable monetization opportunities for both advertisers and publishers. e annual Best Companies list is featured in the August issue of Florida Trend maga zine. One-hundred companies are ranked in small, medium and large employer categories. To participate, companies or government entities had to employ at least 15 workers in Florida and have been in operation at least one year. Companies that chose to par ticipate underwent an evaluation of their workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. e process also included a survey to measure employee satisfaction. e combined scores determined the top companies and the nal ranking. Kaufman Lynn Construction donates to Tri-County Animal Rescue e Kaufman Lynn Construction team recently made a pet-friendly visit to the Tri-County Animal Rescue to donate essential pet supplies. Employees also raised and donated $500 to support the shelters % no-kill mission. e shelter runs solely on donations such as toys, harnesses, crates and collars. CELSIUS hires new CFO CELSIUS recently hired Edwin F. Negron-Carballo as its new Chief Financial Ocer. His on-boarding will relieve CEO John Fieldly of his additional duties as Chief Financial Ocer; a position which he held for his rst six years with Celsius Holdings, Inc. Edwin Negron-Carballo brings over 30 years of nancial and operational experience to the organization. His background includes domestic and international experience with work in standardization and implementation of Six Sigma processes, in complex and dynamic environments. Im excited about the new future at Celsius Holdings, Inc. and Im looking forward to becoming a part of the team, Negron-Car ballo said. I believe my background is well suited for the next phase of the companys development as there is signicant growth potential. is company has great momentum as an on-trend brand and is well poised for exciting opportunities which will inevitably lie ahead. Negron-Carballo earned an MBA from the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University and prior, a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Accounting, from Louisiana State University. Edwins experience at large, well-run, CPG companies will be invaluable as Celsius continues its rapid, industry leading growth, Fieldly said. He is well versed in playing crucial roles in successful but changing cor porate environments. Adding a proven CFO at this time will allow us to focus on our near and long-term strategies.


31 Palm Beach products right to your door every monthBy: Shaina Wizov Contributing Writer Monthly subscription services are popping up everywhere, whether for clothing or jewelry, meal delivery, makeup or even pet supplies. The trend is far and wide, and supports brands from all over the world. But what about the small businesses, the mom-and-pop shops, the entrepreneur-owned companies working hard to build a brand from the ground up? These are the business men and women we should be supporting the most. Delray Beach local and Mom-preneur Sarah Schuh saw an opening for this type of service in our tight-knit comsolution to the problem My Palm Beach Box. You may remember Schuh from her appearance on the popular ABC show, Shark Tank, where she pitched her idea for Sealed by Santa, an online company she runs on her own successfully along with her other ventures, Dolly Detangler, a one-of-a-kind product that detangles dolls hair to make them look like new again, and Not My Prince Charming, a one-stop shop for women going through a divorce. My Palm Beach Box gives customers a taste of Palm restaurants, health, beauty, home and houseware brands en to eight products from various entities from all over the county. Each box is valued at a minimum of $300 and costs $39.95 each. The boxes change along with the seasons, each featur ing different brands and businesses. Last season, the summer box highlighted local companies such as Fit Food Fresh meal delivery ser vice, The Salt Suite, Trainer Space, Boca Magazine, Bliss Monogramming, All Star Cupcakes and The Original Popcorn House. How were these companies featured? Each of them gift an item, and/or a coupon or some kind of kick-back to entice guests to order from them, or visit their storefront, restaurant, studio, etc. The Salt Suite gave a Dead Sea exfoliating soap bar and a BOGO coupon; Bliss Monogramming gave a stemless ming on the glass when you bring it in; and The Original Popcorn House gave an empty popcorn bag that customBeginning this month, the fall box will be available for customers to order, featuring partners such as Gypsy Rose Salon, Linen Closet and The Improv. Expect fall-inspired goodies to get you in the mood for the season. Think fall scents and anyone? My Palm Beach Box can be purchased on a non-committal month-tomonth basis, or you can take advantage of the Palm Beach Subscription Package, which gets you four boxes for the price of three. Also available is an exclusive Birthday Box, which always comes with a coupon to pick up a cupcake from a local bakery, and Foodie Box, petizers at local hot spots. Whether you are a local company interested in partner ing with My Palm Beach Box to be featured, or youre a local wanting to support local, visit for more details. 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 Tanzy continues to take dinner and a movie to next levelBy: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Forget popcorn for dinner when catching a dinner time ick. Head to the upscale Boca Raton theater before your movie for a dining experience. Celebrity award winning chef Sherry Yard, COO of iPic Entertainment, has put her touch on the menu, which has Italian inuences without the heavy feeling that oen leaves you wanting to fall asleep minutes aer eating. And if you stop in this month, you may notice some changes to the restaurant. A new interior brings more blue hues into the dark, romantic space brightening it up. e patio will also receive a makeover. e restaurant is not expected to close during the renovation. Yards touch is felt on many menu items beginning with the fresh bread, made in house by a full-time pastry chef. She is known for her bread basket and if you head to Tanzy for brunch, dont skip out on the carbs. For dinner, the warm focaccia with grissini breadsticks started a recent media dinner o. Paired with a welcome glass of bubbly rose, the goat cheese and black pepper shined through the grissini and the sun dried tomatoes were a pleasant pop of avor in the focaccia. Executive Chef Brian Nelson prepared the remaining courses. For appetizers, we tasted the tuna crudo ($15), yellowtail crudo ($16) and the wedge salad ($13). e meyer lemon and pickled cucumber were a delicate balance of avor on the tuna crudo while the radish was the welcome pop on the yellowtail crudo. e wedge salad was a playful take on the traditional oering. e presentation made it easier to eat an avocado was a welcomed addition. Two of the favorites at the table were the pasta courses. It was a close tie between the spinach-ricotta gnudi ($24) and beet agnolotti ($28) for what was the best dish. e gndui featured roasted mushrooms, basil pesto, gorgonzola cream and grana padano. e agnolotti mascarpone-potato lling, poppy seed, black winter true and parmesan. e sweetness from the beets and coloring made it fun to look at and tasty to eat. e favorite of three entrees was the Black Grouper puttanesca ($25). With San Marzano puttanesca sauce, basil, kalamata olives, capers, orzo and sauted spinach, the sh was a light taste of the ocean. Creamy polenta under the pressed chicken mattone was the winning avor and texture on that dish. It was also served with grilled trumpet mushrooms and a blood orange gastrique ($26). e Cowboy Cut bone-in ribeye is a great option for shar ing ($48). At 16 ounces, it is aged for over 21 days and is USDA Black Angus from Creekstone Farms, Arkansas City, KS. But the best was denitely saved for the last. Tanzys custom-made dessert cart. Designed to wheel around the restaurant with ease, the cart is polished and its offerings are as eye catching as the cart itself. James Rossell is the in-house pastry chef and if you have a sweet tooth, do not skip dessert. e favorite option o the cart was Coee and Doughnuts vanilla-dusted doughnuts, mocha mousse, chocolate feuilletine, frozen coee pebbles and coee caramel ($12). e dessert could be breakfast as the taste of coee was as if you are drinking a cup of Joe. From the cart, the red Inniti cake is a raspberry bomb of raspberry red velvet cake, raspberry buttercream, farmers market raspberries, raspberry sauce and whipped cream ($12). Chocolate lovers should order the concord cake with chocolate mousse, chocolate meringue, chocolate cake, chocolate ganache, chocolate sauce and whipped cream ($12). And for a taste of this or that, the cookie tower comes with an assortment of rainbow cookies, pistachio pav, coconut macaroons, ourless brownies, tea cakes, farmers market strawberries and farmers market grapes ($12). Serving all of P alm Beach County and all of Brow ard County


33 From homelessness to wholeness motto of Boca HOME groupVolunteers provide basic resources to transform livesBy: Dale King Contributing Writer For a couple of hours each Saturday morning, Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church in Boca Raton becomes an outreach center for the homeless, hungry and needy, the unemployed and people looking to kick alcoholism and drug abuse or get help for medical problems. Boxes placed around the room contain clothing, toiletries and other items most people who live on the street dont have. Visitors are welcome to comb through the cartons to nd what they need. ey can also take a shower, get a haircut, see a medical professional or have a hot meal, among other things. For at least two hours a week, these people enjoy camaraderie as well as succor through a program called Homeless Outreach Mentor ing Education better known as HOME. But theres more to the organization than a once-a-week enhancement for the indigent. Brown bag lunches and hot dinners are available at various times through the week at near by St. Gregorys Episcopal Church, 100 NE Mizner Blvd., and Ebenezer Baptist Church in the Pearl City area. HOME partners with local businesses, churches and charities to collect and disperse community donations, said case worker Susan Keith, who attends the Saturday programs and schedules formal appointments to make sure that individuals receive access to benets, intervention and treatments along with food, bus passes, legal documents, drivers licenses, medical benets, resume help and professional clothing for job interviews. HOME updates and disburses a comprehensive list of local resources, apartment rentals and job opportunities for homeless people, she added. Seated at a table in the church hall that is part gymnasium, part stage and part kitchen, Keith said she has been working for HOME for seven months. Every month, I write at last 10 success stories, all rooted in the assistance provided by HOME volunteers. Case in point. One guy came o the streets, she said. He had been homeless for 10 years. Another man who visited the HOME center on a recent Saturday is still living in his car, but he now has his own business and is saving money to move to a better residence. He got help starting his own pressure cleaning service which has become something of a success. Jim Comer arrived at the HOME center just in time to save his injured hand that had become gangrenous and might have required amputation. He received the needed treatment for the serious condition. His hand is much better, and he has also started his own business with help from the organization. HOME serves several dozen homeless men, women and children each week people from age 12 to about 90 with everything from love to hot showers, dignity to laundry facilities, warm meals, new clothes, haircuts and grooming, eyeglasses, homeopathic treatments, clothing, toiletries, basic health screenings, social worker appointments and prayer. e rst step is to greet them with kindness so they feel safe, said James Batmasian, who lists himself as a member of the board of directors. But everyone in the room knows that the man who tries to remain humble and out of the limelight is truly the driving force behind this eort. Batmasian and his wife, Marta, are the citys leading property owners and both are wellknown philanthropists, helping the needy, supporting cultural arts scene and contributing to virtually every nonprot in Boca. e Batmasians also operate PROPEL (People Reaching Out to Provide Education and Leadership), an organization that promoteseducation,characterandleadershipfor at-risk youth through mentorship, apprenticeship and life skills training. While Batmasian shrugs o the compliments, he cant deny that most volunteers are here because of him. Mr. B is the reason, pointed out Candace Rojas, publicist for HOME. Ive known Jim for 20 years; he has always been giving out money and food, said Charles Chuck Laser, a volunteer. Jim started HOME. It used to be called Love Boca Ministries, but it moved out of its host church and now operates in the community with aid from several houses of worship. HOMEs oces are at2236N. Dixie Highway in Boca Raton. Rita N. Scott is executive director. Assessing the program, Laser said, e progress is just amazing. We are making a great impact. At age 85, Laser could retire and relish the quiet life while still volunteering for Batmasian. But he is president of Laser Oil and Gas Exploration, and, in fact, enjoys laboring as a wildcatter in petroleum elds of the western U.S. Another volunteer, Farris Brown, observed: Once you experience the authentic generosity of the volunteers, and witness the love they show to the most vulnerable, you will be truly touched. e Rev. Tom Ti, pastor of First United Methodist Church, has put his religious center on the HOME map. We have opened our doors to show compassion and oer basic resources with the intention of changing and transforming lives so that the people we serve feel loved and supported, he said. Pastor Ti is also chairman of the HOME board. Nobody thinks they will ever be the person who becomes homeless; nobody believes that their friends or family may become homeless. e fact is, we are all just one step away from everything unraveling, said attorney Michael Liss, a HOME board member. HOME needs volunteers who have a heart to serve the homeless community along with donations of money and goods so it can continue providing services. ose who can help should call 561-465-5311 or visit www.home Delray, Boca businesses make Inc. 5000 list Staff report About a dozen businesses located in either Boca Raton or Delray Beach have made the 2018 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list. e list is a prestigious ranking of the nations fastest-growing private companies. On the list in Boca: No. 61reCommerce with revenue of $11.3 million and a growth of 4,788 per cent No. 129 AlturnaTech with revenue of $10.3 million and a growth 3,141 percent No. 667 Orangeeory Fitness with revenue of $738.6 million and a growth of 750 percent No. 880 Base4 with revenue of $7.8 million and a growth of 570 percent No. 1731 Modernizing Medicine with revenue of $110.9 million and a growth of 264 percent No. 3153 Body Details with revenue of $7.8 million and a growth of 125 percent No. 4092 iPic Entertainment with revenue of $139.4 million and a growth of 85 percent No. 4222 Boca Beauty Academy with revenue of $4.9 million and a growth of 81 per cent No. 4846 Streamline publishing with revenue of $7 million and a growth of 62 percent On the list in Delray No. 609 Launch Potato with revenue of $15.7 million and a growth of 821 percent No. 979 Sigma Tax Pro with revenue of $2.7 million and a growth of 505 percent No. 2304 Nootie with revenue of $7.2 million and a growth of 190 percent No. 4869 Lumitec Lighting revenue of $13.2 million and a growth of 61 percent Volunteers and patrons of the HOME (Homeless Outreach Mentoring Education) program in Boca Raton are, from le, Carlye Hall, John Comer, Leslie Carmen, Farris Brown Hall, Jim Batmasian, Candace Rojas and Jan Kory. Photo by Dale King. Jim Comers hand, formerly infected with gangrene and in danger of being amputated, is getting better, thanks to medical help he received through the HOME (Homeless Outreach Mentoring Education) program in Boca Raton. Photo by Dale King. 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34 Bocas economic development reportBy: Jessica Del Vecchio Economic Development Manager Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers FAU University on the move We recently sat down with the President of Flor ida Atlantic University, Dr. John Kelly, to learn about the incredible things taking place at the University. With 27 National Merit Scholars attending this semester, FAU will welcome one of the largest, smartest, most racially and geographically diverse classes theyve ever had on campus. During our interview we covered a tremendous amount of information and will be sharing the nal video on our new YouTube channel, City of Boca Raton Oce of Economic Development Welcome to Boca Ribbon cutting Shoes for Crews relocated its headquarters to the Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRIC) a few months ago. Aer taking some time to remodel their space, we ocially welcomed them and their 180 employees to our beautiful city! Success Tour Your Success is Our Success We recently stopped by Epoca International to congratulate them on their continued success. With customers like Target, Amazon, Walmart, Whole Foods, Bed Bath and Beyond, Macys and Publix, Epoca International is an amazing company with an even more amazing team. ey recently partn ered with Tasty to p rovide all the cookware and bakeware products in their videos. With 96 million followers on social media, Tasty is one of the most watched media brands on the internet. When our Oce initially launched 3 1/2 years ago, STRAX Intelligence Group was one of the rst companies we met with. eir team of three has grown considerably since they launched. We recently stopped by their headquarters to present them with a plaque of appreciation. During our visit, they gave us a tour and demonstrated the technology they developed for public safety and critical response missions. Seeing the drones, videos and other innovative equipment in action was beyond impressive. Corporate Relocation e non-prot, Gi of Life Marrow Registry, is moving its corporate headquarters to Sabre Center 1 in the Park at Broken Sound. Senior managing director at CBRE, Arden Karson said it best. Boca Raton is one of the most active submarkets in South Florida, seeing its average asking lease rate grow 6% year-over-year. e area is seeing incredible leasing activity, specically for large headquarters. e Gi of Life Marrow Registry move is slated for early 2019. Land Here Heres a look at our new ad, which was developed, created and designed in-house by the Oce of Economic Development. We have more under way and cant wait to share with everyone. Everybody calls Lee!411 EAST ATLANTIC AVENUE, STE 2OOE, DELRAY BEACH | C allL ee.COM Financial wellness programs in the workplaceAccording to a recent Bank of America Merrill Lynch study, nearly two in ve employees, or 38 percent, feel less than nancially well. Financial wellness is dened as managing current nances while preparing for the future. It is not about being wealthy but being able to address shortand long-term nancial goals. 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, to discuss this study and what employers can do to get their employees more involved in wellness programs. Why was this study conducted? e 2018 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Workplace Benets Report is the eighth annual edition of a series, and it tracks the growing importance of workplace nancial wellness programs. It points toward personalized advice and planning as key to improving participation and employees nancial wellness. e research found that employers and employees agree that nancial wellness programs are valuable. However, participation in these programs is not widespread. Employees could benet further from nancial wellness planning that is relevant, timely and easily actionable. e study also shows that enhancing how we oer personalized help, deliver guidance and even integrate healthcare into the conversation can help employees be more nancially well. Women, in particular, experience stress over nances, and could benet from additional nancial assistance and guidance. What are some of the implications for women? e report nds that women are less nancially well than men, underscoring the need for nancial wellness programs that are tailored to a womans nancial journey and life path. Forty-seven percent of women say they are less than nancially well, compared to 29 percent of men. e study also uncovered a gap in womens retirement savings. Female employees contribute less to their 401(k), and they have $119,000 in investable assets on average, compared to $196,000 for men. e gender savings gap is particularly concerning given the increased nancial demands placed on women, including higher health care costs and generally living longer, as uncovered in the recent Merrill Lynch Women & Financial Wellness: Beyond the Bottom Line study. What do employees look for in a nancial wellness program? Employees feel the best approach to improving their nancial wellness is getting a personal nancial assessment, supported by specic actions to take. ey would also like help measuring their progress, through tracking and measuring accomplishments. Seventy percent of employees say they would be comfortable sharing nancial information, such as savings and investments, as part of an employer-oered nancial assessment; and 81 percent of employees say they prefer that nancial wellness be oered as a bundled program rather than as stand-alone resources. Employees are speaking loud and clear about their desire for programs that give them a holistic, personalized and measurable roadmap for achieving nancial wellness. At Merrill Lynch, we are dedicated to pioneering programs that not only address employees wide-ranging nancial needs, but also tangibly measure results and fully account for employees diverse nancial goals, challenges, life paths and experiences For more ndings from the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Workplace Benets Report and actionable advice for plan sponsors, visit


35 REAL ESTATEGift of Life to move HQ [38]INSIDE Palm Beach County New valet to Town Center [39]Douglas Elliman acquires Bocas Pink Palm PropertiesStaff report Boca Raton-based Pink Palm Properties is now a part of one of the largest residential real estate brokerages in the country, Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Led by Rochelle LeCavallier, Pink Palm Properties specials in properties located in the exclusive gated community of Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club in Boca Raton. LeCavallier and her team are now located with Douglas Elliman at the Boca Raton oce located at 444 East Palmetto Park Road. I have long admired Douglas Elliman, the level of professionalism and reach, LeCavallier said. ere was no other partner that could duplicate the reach and exposure. She said she was looking for a way to bring in an even higher level of quality and exposure for her client. She said Douglas Elliman provides that and more. For me, it was super exciting to align with a brand nationally and internationally, she said. Its really amazing to be a part of the team. e whole place is chockfull of winners. e California-native began her real estate career in Las Vegas working in land development for a civil engineer ing rm. She then worked for a developer, worked in the nance side with a mortgage department for home builder and then went back into sales. In 2004, she ended up in Boca Raton and back working with residential real estate. e past few years she focused her career on sales in Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club where she also resides. It has been a good experience to live in dierent places and to understand what is important to people, she said. She said she works with her neighbors and friends and she says her worlds of working and playing tend to collide. For Douglas Elliman, her performance in sales was attractive. She sold $30 million in 2017 and $100 million in sales over the last four years. Rochelle and her respected rm have been instrumental in setting records and showcasing the esteemed Royal Palm community of Boca Raton, said Jay Phillip Parker, CEO of Douglas Ellimans Florida brokerage. e acquisition of Pink Palm Properties, coupled with the expertise, national and international network of Douglas Elliman, will cohesively provide the community with an elevated level of exposure, service and experience in the real estate industry. LeCavallier is known for her expertise in representing some of the most impressive clientele and properties in South Florida. Her client list includes industry leaders, celebrities, professional athletes and heads of state in the United States, Europe, Russia, China and the UAE. Multilingual, she has worked with clients, investors, family oces, agents and brokers around the world. She has been recognized for many prestigious designations including Certied Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS), which is held by fewer than 1 percent of all Realtors, is an Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) with the Institute for Real Estate Management and Certied Luxury Home Specialist (CLHMS) and is a member of Whos Who of Luxury Real Estate. Habitat for Humanity seeks CEOs to build home Staff report Own a business? Looking to give back? Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County is looking for 70 top executives to raise money and build a Home that CEOs Built for a low-income family. e second annual CEO Build will take place on Oct. 19 and 20. As part of this signature fundraising event, the 70 CEOs will not only help with nancial sponsorship of $150,000, but also with hands-on building as they don hard hats, install and nish drywall, paint the interior and exterior, and learn new carpentry skills. No building experience is necessary. C-Suite executive builders and business owners will work under the guidance of construction professionals alongside the future Habitat homeowners. One hundred percent of the money raised will underwrite the construction materials for the home they are building. Habitats Fund for Humanity program helps hard-working, low income families in the South Palm Beach County community who have been unable to qualify for traditional bank mortgages. A CEO Build kick-o and orientation reception will be hosted CEO Sponsor: Boca Raton Resort & Club on Sept. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at 501 East restaurant. Reuniting and new CEO Builders will enjoy camaraderie in a relaxed, island themed evening overlooking the newly renovated greens of the Boca Raton Resort and Club. e evening kick-os the ocial CEO BUILD and recognizes those who have committed to raising or giving $2,500. To learn more, contact Kari Oeltjen, HFHSPBC Vice President and Chief Development Ocer at koeltjen@ or 561-699-7198. CEOs participating in the rst annual Home that CEOs Built. Photo by: Carlos Aristizabal. Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County is looking for 70 CEOs to participate in the second annual Home that CEOs Built. Photo by: Carlos Aristizabal.


36 Whats up in the real estate marketDelray realtor participates in collaborative real estate mission to Berlin Christel Silver, owner of Silver International Realty in Delray Beach, Florida, recently participated in a collaborative real estate mission to Berlin, Germany organized by theFlorida Realtors Association. e meeting resulted in a Memorandum of Understanding signing between the Florida Realtors and the IVD (Immobilien Verband Deutschland) Berlin-Brandenburg Immobilientag in Berlin. During that meeting, both associations armed the value of international collaboration and agreed to endeavor to exchange information in the general eld of real estate, promote professionalism in the real estate industry and other activities that provide mutual benets to both organizations. e IVD is oering a portal IVD24 to share projects which would be the beginning of an MLS System, Silver said. It would be only for IVD members as well as their international members. e German government will be requiring continuing education to sell real estate which, in my opinion, is a good beginning to hopefully require licensing in the future. FAU Professor Ken Johnson new president of American Real Estate Society Associate dean of graduate programs and professor of nance in the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University Ken Johnson is the new president of the American Real Estate Society. Founded in 1985, ARES is an association of real estate thought leaders. Members are drawn from academia and the profession at large, both in the United States and internationally. e society is dedicated to producing and disseminating research and knowledge about real estate decision making and the functioning of real estate markets. Johnson was elected associate program chair of ARES in the spring of 2015, becoming a member of the ARES Executive Committee. He has since progressed through a series of oces in the organization, including program chair and president-elect. Aer serving his term as president, Johnson will become immediate past president. In addition to being the ARES president for 2018-19, Johnson serves as the ARES publications director, managing and overseeing the suite of ARES journals, which includes the Journal of Real Estate Research ; Journal of Housing Research ; Journal of Real Estate Literature ; Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management; and Journal of Sustainable Real Estate Johnson joined ARES in 2000 while a graduate student in the Ph.D. program at the University of Alabama. Johnson said his two major external goals for the association are to move ARES toward becoming the recognized center of real estate expertise, and move ARES into additional revenue streams to better promote members scholarship and knowledge creation. Habitat for Humanitys 2019 Women Build chairs announced e co-chairs for the 2019 Women Build will be a mother-daugher team familiar with construction. President and CEO of RCC Associates Beverly Raphael Altman and Vice President of Operations for RCC Associates Robyn Raphael-Dynan will lead the charge of the next all women Habitat For Humanity build. More than 125 women participated in the 2018 women build and raised $208,000. Delray agent completes 15 sales in 70 days totaling over $36 million in sales Steven Presson, leader of e Presson Group, recently completed 15 residential sales for his clients in just 70 days, breaking his previous record from just months ago. e combined sales of these 15 transactions exceeds $36 million in total sales. In the last ve years, Steven Presson has successfully closed more than 90 transactions. Presson was also recently recognized as the No. 2 agent at Corcoran Group of the Palm Beaches for the rst quarter of 2018 among 133 realtors. Presson attributes his success to his close relationship he develops with each client. I work very closely with all my clients in a team atmosphere as we work towards the same goals, Presson said. Boca interior designer tapped as president-elect ASID Florida South Chapter Elizabeth Lisa Nieves, Allied ASID and interior designer at Clive Daniel Homes Boca Raton showroom has been named President-elect of the ASID Florida South Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 scal year. She will take her oath of oce on Sept. 29 during the Design Excellence Crystal Awards event. Her primary role as president-elect will include assuming the responsibilities of the chapter president in her absence; assisting the chapter president in carrying out the functions of that oce and performing specic duties delegated by the chapter president and facilitating the chapter board in understanding its role and responsibilities. Delray mortgage bankers arrange nancing for Hollywood center Bob Dockerty and Nancy Dockerty of Delray-based Dockerty Romer & Co. have arranged acquisition-bridge nancing in the amount of $6.5 million for a ex/industrial center located in Hollywood. e property, located at 2850 Greene St., is a 60,000-square-foot vacant industrial building. It is located between Stirling Road and Sheridan Street and has frontage along Interstate-95. Dockerty Romer & Co. worked on behalf of their client Avid Asset Properties Hollywood, LLC to arrange the nancing. e borrower acquired the asset thru a 1031 exchange. Ready Capital provided short term bridge nancing which will allow the owner to pursue his business plan. e lender was able to close the loan within a short period of time which was critical for the borrowers business plan, Bob Dockerty said. Christel Silver, Silver International Realty; Christine Hansen, President of Florida Realtors Association; andDirk Wohltorf, Past President of IVD Berlin-Brandenburg signing the Memorandum of Understanding. Submitted photo. More than 125 women participated in the 2018 Habitat Women Build and raised $208,000. Photo courtesy of Carlos Aristizabal.


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38 Gift of Life Marrow Registry signs lease in Boca penthouse officeStaff report Boca Raton-based Gi of Life Marrow Registry will soon call a penthouse in Boca Raton home. e national bone marrow registry that helps to cure patients suering from blood cancer, has leased the 17,465 square-foot-penthouse Sabre Centre I in Boca Raton. e building is owned by Grover Corlew. e deal is the second national headquarters lease signed at a Grover Corlew property this year. Gi of Life is a life-changer for those who have been diagnosed with a blood cancer, Partner Mark Corlew said. We are honored they chose Sabre Centre I for their new headquarters location. Sabre Centre I oers Class A oce space within e Park at Broken Sound, a commercial and residential hub. e 102,351-square-foot, six-story Sabre Centre I oce building is a Grover Cor lew signature property that has under gone a high-end modernization to the lobby, common areas, elevator and new tenant spaces. e property sits on six acres with views of Broken Sound Golf Course, free surface parking and within a surrounding 700 acres of open green space and retail and business outlets. Sabre Centre Is penthouse space is a one-of-a-kind corporate location in Boca Raton with scenic views of the surrounding walking trails, lakes, golf courses and waterways, yet within easy access to I-95 and downtown Boca Raton, said leasing agent John Criddle, of Cushman & Wakeeld. John Criddle of Cushman & Wake eld represented the landlord in the transaction. John Jaspert of CBRE represented the tenant.


39 Town Center Mall breaks ground on new luxury valetStaff report ere will soon be a new place to valet your car at the Town Center Mall. Simon, a global leader in premier shopping, dining and entertainment destinations, recently announced the start of construction on a new luxury valet court at Town Center at Boca Raton, part of the ongoing multi-million-dollar renovation at the center. e new valet court is an enhanced customer entry point for the luxury shops located within the Saks Fih Avenue wing, said Sal Saldana, General Manager at Town Center at Boca Raton. We want our shoppers to experience rst-class service from the moment they ar rive on property, and the new luxury valet court is their gateway. is revamped area, located between Macys and Saks Fih Avenue, will feature an upscale valet and roundabout complete with a landscaped pocket park, improved exterior lighting, bell hop carts for customer convenience and updated signage. e new valet entrance will be a part of the malls textahead valet service, an option allowing shoppers to text their ticket number in advance for car retrieval, or have their vehicle brought to another more convenient mall-sponsored valet stand on property. Town Center at Boca Ratons redevelopment will be completed in time for holiday shopping. e mall will remain open during regular business hours throughout the renovation process. Visit and Town Center at Boca Ratons social media accounts for the latest updates about the project. An entrance to the Town Center Mall between Macys and Saks Fih Avenue will be converted into a new luxury valet court by the end of the year. Submitted photo.


40 Ask the expert: Your HOA, condo questions By: Harris B. Katz, Esq. Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Q: I recently purchased a unit at a condominium association that has been around for about 20 years.I have lived in condominiums before and decided to review our governing documents. What a mistake! Im not sure when these were last updated, but in my review of the condominium documents, I came across a lot of, what appears to be, old and outdated language and a ton of conicting provisions.I want to bring it up at our next board meeting but wanted to get some insight into how oen you believe that condominium documents need to be updated. L.R., Boca Raton A: Many associations deal with similar issues to the one that you are describing, whether they are older communities or ones that are brand new.Because condominium (and homeowner association) laws are updated and change regularly, whether through amendments to Florida Statutes or new case law, it is important to have your association attorney do regular reviews of your governing documents to make sure that your association is not running afoul of Florida law. Associations operating under older, potentially outdated documents will likely spend more each year on legal fees and run into more legal problems than those with newer, updated documents. is is because, if an association is following documents that are ambiguous and may be contrary to current law, it is opening themselves and the association to potential liability that can come by way of one of Floridas regulatory divisions or even by a disgruntled owner. Frequently, awed association documents will even impact associations that are newly turned over from a developer. Developer-prepared documents oen have boilerplate language that has never been reviewed by the developers attorney to comply with current law. In addition, these developer-prepared documents are prepared in a way that benets the developer, not the owners. So, whether you live in a community that is a decade old or a newly constructed one, an association should always have its attorney review the governing documents to determine whether they should be updated or not. Without knowing what is in your current associations documents, I would denitely recommend that you have your board speak to your attorney to perform a full review of the documents to make sure that they comply with current condominium laws. Harris B. Katz, Esq.., is Managing Partner, Boca Raton, of the Law Firm Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross, PLLC. Visit or to ask questions about your issues for future columns, send your inquiry to: 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 attor ney-client relationship between the reader and Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross, PLLC. or any of our attorneys.Readers should not act or refrain from acting based upon the information contained in this 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. 350 North Federal Hwy Unit 703 Boynton Beach, FL 33435$178,500303 Gleason Street Unit 9 Delray Beach, FL 33483$2,500 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 Lake Ida Neighborhood Steve & Lori Martel Re/Max Advantage Plus(561) $849,000 $849,000 618 Sunshine Drive, Delray BeachUpdated 4 bedroom, plus bonus ofce room, pool home in the desirable Lake Ida neighborhood. Light and bright open oor plan, heated salt water pool, summer kitchen, huge master, over 2500 sq ft of living space, plus a 2 car garage. Just a mile to Atlantic Ave and Pineapple Grove! Millennials biggest purchasers of homesBy: Karen Laurence Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Millennials can be dened as being born between 1982 and 1996. ey are between 21 to 35 years old. ere are 80 million of them with an annual combined spending of $600 billion. By 2020, they will account for one-third of the consumer spending budget. e common consensus was that millennials did not want to own a home. Not true. ey carry around that American dream of home-ownership the same as generations before them. e U.S. Census Bureau shows that home ownership rates are the highest for people 65 and over (79.2 percent) and the lowest for the under 35 age group (36 percent). at 36 percent is signicant as it is an increase of 34.7 percent from last year. More millennials are working in urban centers and are seeing rents skyrocket. is is a good reason for them to buy a home now, as well as them forming households and desiring to own their own home. ey rented longer or lived in their parents basement (home) while working at the lower paying jobs found during the recession of 20082012. ey were forced to take jobs that were beneath their skill levels but in the past few years have been moving up the economic ladder. is will be the largest home-buying generation since the Baby Boomers and will continue to be that for generations to come. e older millennials, who have been deprived of a home due to economic reasons, are making up for lost time. ey are not doing the traditional starter home but going straight to the home of their dreams, which is usually larger and more expensive. ey will stay there, possibly age there, and so will not be returning to the housing market to moveup as was the previous common practice. Homeowners typically used to move every ve to seven yearsnot a millennial. Moving to them is too much time and eort. Do it once and do it right! ey say. According the National Association of Realtors, a starter home, depending on location, is priced between $150,000 to $250,000. Trade-ups or premium homes are over $300,000. irty percent of millennials bought homes upwards of $300,000, doubling their rate from the previous year. ey are buying 4 bedroom homes, using their savings, possibly parents contributions, and splurging on a home they may age in. e builders are paying attention to this new wave of buyers and catering to their wants and needs. One of the latest trends is building each bedroom with their own bathroom. Why have to share a bathroom if you dont have to? ink where that will lead us for the next buying generation aer the millennials. Karen Laurence is a sales associate with Keller Williams. She is Technical Real Estate Instructor, Real Estate Agent and Certied Luxury Agent. 516-524-3953. Why should you use a Realtor?By: Christel Silver Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers It might take you a while before deciding to sell your home or to buy a new home. Once you make the decision, you have to decide whether to use a Realtor or do it yourself. e National Association of Realtors (NAR) has the statistics: Homes listed with a Realtor sell for 26 percent more than as For Sale By Owner. And that is aer paying the commission. e argument for the For Sale By owner: I want to save the commission really does not work. You dont need to know everything about buying and selling real estate if you hire a real estate professional who does. is will give you more precious time for yourself. e road to homeownership can be bumpy, so it makes sense to have a real estate pro help guide the way. But sellers should be prepared to do a lot of legwork to manage the sales process if they try to sell the house themselves, with no guarantee of a nal sale. Are you able to screen a possible buyer? Are you objective enough to clean your house and stage it for a successful showing? You are proud of your family pictures but you really should depersonalize your home for the sale. Once you have found your agent, you can be sure they are looking out for your best interests and oer you loyalty. A good agent is familiar with the neighborhood, is active at the Chamber of Commerce, attends City Council meetings, knows the politicians and knows about the developments in the area. eycan disclose market conditions, which will determine the selling or buying process. e average per square foot cost of similar homes, median and average sales prices, and average days on the market are important information to help you with the price decisions.ey will advise you how to stage your home so it appeals to the typical buyer.ey will take professional photos to display on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and on social media. Realtors also work with each other.We attend meetings and networking events locally, statewide and nationally. We learn from each other and we share information and refer clients. When I add a new listing the likelihood that one of my realtor friends has a buyer is very good.If I do not know the answer to your question, I am sure one of my inner circle realtors can help. Agents can recommend a list of vendors they have worked with for your repair work or improvements. If I have a referral to another state or city, I will refer an experienced real estate agent I know to my client. If you are buying real estate the experience of a Realtor is working free for you, because in most situations they are paid through the sellers listing commission.So why do you want to waste your time nding the perfect home your self?e agent will discuss the process with you and guide you all the way to closing and beyond. e agent can suggest nancing options and advise you for inspections you should plan to make sure your purchase is a smart purchase. e agents negotiate well because they can remove themselves from the emotional aspects of the transaction whether you are a buyer or a is important for making the right decision. ey will discuss the oer with pros and cons and hold all information condential. ey will handle the details of the negotiation process and prepare all necessary paperwork. Aer the inspection is completed, the agent can also help you negotiate for repairs.Any transaction can have some complications. It can be a bumpy road of homeownership. Maybe it is because of incorrect calculation of taxes or incorrect adjustments. A good agent will assist you to straighten out the issue, even aer closing. About Christel Silver Christel Silver is a full time Broker/Owner of Silver International Realty servicing the East Coast of South Florida. In 1985 she was licensed in Maryland and Washington DC as a Realtor and later as a Certied Residential Appraiser and Associate Broker and has been in Florida since 2001.


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44 Delray Students First expands to Boca, Boynton becomes Bound For CollegeOrganization preparing students for college gets new name, grows reach By: Rich Pollack Contributing Writer Delray Students First, an organization that focuses on helping economically disadvantaged students enter and complete college, is changing its name and its geographic focus. Originally created to serve students in Delray Beachs Village Academy and later Atlantic High School, the nonprot organization will be expanding its college preparation program to Boca Raton High School as well as Boynton Beach High School. It is also changing its name to Bound For College. Were excited to be expanding our program to help students from low-income families in both Boca Raton and Boynton Beach get into a four-year college and complete their post-secondary education, said Mark Sauer, founder and board president. Our new name ties directly to our mission and recognizes our expansion into other communities. With a focus on preparation for ACT/SAT college entrance exams, Bound For College uses local educators as tutors to work with students while in aer-school programs. e organization has a 95 percent completion rate and has helped close to 70 students enter colleges. Understanding that staying in college can oen be a challenge for at-risk students, Bound For College also oers life skills programs, career planning, mental health counseling, health and wellness education, college tours and educational eld trips. While large programs oen have specic strategies, our program tailors what it provides to meet individual needs, Sauer said. Our goal is to continue to grow and help every student possible reach their full potential. Funding for Bound For College comes from community support, including contributions from individuals, foundations and organizations. e organization was a 2016 winner of a $100,000 grant from Impact 100 Palm Beach County. Were extremely grateful to the South Florida community for its support of our program, said Kirsten Stevens, executive director. We would not be as successful in helping students most of whom are the rst in their family to go to college were it not for the generosity of people in Palm Beach County. To nd out more about Bound For College, visit or call 561-819-9907. Delray to set tax rate, budget for new fiscal year By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Weigh in on the citys budget and property tax rate before it is approved for the upcoming scal year. e city will hold budget hearings on Sept. 6 and 25 where the public will have a chance to voice their opinions on how the city is spending its property tax dollars. Commissioners agreed to lower the millage rate by one-tenth of a mill to $6.9719 per $1,000 of assessed property value. If you own a $300,000 house with a $50,000 homestead, your property tax bill from the city will total about $1,779. Your bill may be higher despite the slightly lower rate. at is because property values in the city increased 8.62 percent from last year. e increase in values adds $2.1 million to the citys coers when it comes to property taxes. City Manager Mark Lauzier outlined highlights of the budget last month in town halls meetings for residents and a workshop for commissioners. e citys general fund totals about $133 million. Of that, about $80 million come from taxes and fees and $67 million come from proper ty taxes. e city is spending $71 million of its budget on public safety, according to Lauziers presentation. Highlights of the budget include adding a parttime karate instructor at Pompey Park, pur chasing more body cameras for police ocers, allocating more money to send code enforcement citations out by certied mail, spending $1.2 million on beach nourishment and creating a Historic Preservation Grant program. One of the biggest undertakings proposed is building an emergency operations center that can withstand a category 5 hurricane. Lauziers idea is to combine the EOC with a new re station that is in the works. e city had previously allocated money to build a re training center and a temporary emergency center. e training center fell through because there were environmental issues with the land. Lauzier combined those costs and with money from the penny tax, the goal is to build the center in the same building as a new re station located on Linton Boulevard. e cost would be about $11 million total and would host about 34 people at a time. We need an EOC, re chief Neal de Jesus told commissioners. Last year, during Hurricane Irma, which was a category one storm, the current emergency center lost power, almost lost its roof and had 12 leaks, de Jesus said. e Historic Train Depot restoration will also receive money from the surtax as well as marina seawall renovations and other projects like upgrades to parking lots and sidewalks. But not all requests were funded in the budget so far. e police department requested new employees including ve new ocers for $875,210. e re department also was not funded for additional reghters/paramedics and three lifeguards. A request from human resources to bring in a motivational speaker for $11,000 was not funded. Lauzier said he kept the citys funding of non-prots the same as the current scal year. A new request from the chamber of commerce for $125,000 was not budgeted. Lauzier said the topic will likely be before commissioners for discussion this month. Mark Sauer, founder of Delray Students First which is changing its name to Bound For College, with Smeda Corneille and Rodeley Pierre. Both Corneille and Pierre are graduates of the non-prot organizations program and are enter ing their second year at the University of Florida.Submitted photo. Cranes Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas launches Fun-Raising series Staff report Delray Beachs Cranes Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas is starting a new series of fun-raisers to help raise money for local nonprots called Tastings at the Tiki. e third ursday of every month beginning in September through November, will feature a beer or wine tasting at one of the hotels poolside tiki bars from 6 to 9 p.m. e rst tasting will take place on Sept. 20 and it will feature samples from Chalk Hill Winery, Smith & Hook Winery and Saltwater Brewery. e proceeds will benet Delrays Arts Warehouse. Cranes Beach House has been hosting benets for local nonprot organizations for more than a decade now, General Manager Cathy Balestriere said. It is a great way to have fun with friends and supporters, while also bringing critical focus and extra income to community and cultural groups that contribute to the overall quality of life right here in Delray Beach. Admission to the events in September and October is $20 for members of the sponsoring organizations and $25 for non-members. Attendees will each receive one free drink ticket good for a beer, wine or so drink, although there will be no cost for the sample wine and/or beer tastings; additional drinks will be available at happy hour prices. In October, the beer tasting will come from Saltwater Brewery and will benet for the Gold Coast PR Council & PRSA Palm Beach. e series will end on Nov. 15 with Food Tasting at the Tiki and will benet the HOW Foundation of South Florida and Project Holiday. e event will serve as the 7th annual BEST BITE Restaurant Competition. Last year seven local eateries competed for BEST BITE FOR VETS. Tim Finnegans Irish Pub came out with the title. is year, there will be a special tasting of beers and ales provided by Saltwater Brewery. Best Bite for Vets tickets cost $25 per per son, which includes one drink ticket, a free chance to win ticket for special gis, and a token to use for voting to select the winning restaurant. Proceeds will be split evenly between the two nonprots. Tickets to each of the Tastings will be available for advance purchase online and at the door that evening. BEST BITE 2017 winners from Tim Finnegans. Photo courtesy of Rich Pollack.


45 A sit down with Stephen Chrisanthus: Captain Cruise By: Stephen Chrisanthus Special to the Delray Newspaper is month I got a chance to sit down with friend and Delray Beach resident Bill Pano, an authority in the world of cruises and the publisher or Porthole Cruise Magazine, to discuss cruising and why he chooses Delray as his home port. What inspired you to produce an international cruise magazine? irty years ago the cruise industry was in its infancy... Fewer cruise lines and ships were in the marketplace... e industry was on a growth path and at that time there was no media or magazine to reach the cruise consumer. Surrounding myself with editors, publishers and graphic artists, Porthole Cruise Magazine was born. Today Porthole Cruise Magazine is the leading publication for cruise consumers, with subscribers in 40 countries. You also have a show on cruises, whats it about and where can you watch it? Yes, I host a cruise channel on YouTube called Cruise Control with Bill Panoff. Every Tuesday our viewers tune in to the show to learn whats new in cruising, exciting ports to visit, tips for first time cruisers and much more. Encourage you all to tune in to cruise control. What are some of your favorite cruise destinations? How does South Florida rate? Caribbean, Europe, and Alaska are my favorite regions to cruise. South Florida is the gateway to the cruise industry with ports in Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Tampa, Port Canaveral to name a few. You have obviously been around the world, what made you choose Delray Beach as your home port? Delray for me is the best of both worlds; exciting and vibrant downtown nightlife, and quiet beachfront community with the best beaches in Florida. What are some of your favorite places or things to do in Delray? Love the go to the Avenue early in the evening when its not too busy and enjoy a drink and or dinner at Cut 432, and Tramontis. What would you want your readers to know about Delray Beach as a destination? Delray is a perfect pre and post stop in connection with South Florida cruise departures. For cruisers continuing on from Miami or Ft Lauderdale to Orlando I highly suggest a stop in Delray, one hour from Miami and 35 minutes from Fort Lauderdale. Any upcoming changes or something new in the world of cruising? As the cruise industry grows the variety of cruise itineraries is becoming more diverse. River cruises and Expedition cruises are growing a rapid pace. Any words from the cruise master about cruising for those who have never taken one? ere is no more aordable vacation option in the world. Where else can you go and see the scenery change daily, food and entertainment included, unpack once... If you never cruised before check out Porthole Cruise Magazine or go to I promise you will be hooked. Finally, any Cruise Control tips for those about to set sail? Yes, always arrive in the city of embarkation a day or two before the cruise begins so you can explore. is way you actually get an additional port of call added to your cruise vacation. Goodbye doilies, Hello awesomeBy: Kate Teves, Archivist Delray Beach Historical Society Special to the Delray Newspaper A new school year is well underway, and with it, the Delray Beach Historical Society is hear ing the usual refrain from concerned parents: Why arent students learning any local history in Palm Beach County schools? We hear this one a lot, and the message is loud and clear: Our communities value cultural education and dont understand why their kids arent getting more of it. Fortunately, Palm Beach Countys cultural institutions are listening. Our county is home to exceptional museums and historical societies that have come a long way on the road to hipdom. Gone are the days of sleepy tea parties and dusty doilies. Museums today are in the booming business of entertainment. is means that in 2018, institutions are waging war on boredom through experiential and experimental programming. Interactivity is the new deep-belly, rallying anthem of todays museums. At the Delray Beach Historical Society, we have taken this new wave to heart. e exploration stations in our exhibits urge people to remove tools from the wall, draw maps, write lyrics, and even name a boy band. Visitors can write letters to the future (to be opened in 30 years by future archivists), pick up prehistoric fossils, and fool around with 19th century stereoscopes. is playfulness encourages the public to engage with our depiction of history and even to challenge it. is kind of collaboration is important to us, and perhaps the most important part of our job. And so in 2018, school budgets might not have room for local history, but were they ever really going to share history as well as our local museums? is fall, embrace a re-imagined museum and get to know your own backyard like never before. School group tours at the Delray Beach Historical Society are free and open to the public. Please call to set up a reservation. 561-274-9578.


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47 Meet the teamReach us at: 561-299-1430 Je Perlman, Editor-in-Chief and Principal Scott Porten Chief-Financial-Ocer and Principal Craig Agrano, Content Director and Principal Fran Marincola, Adviser and Principal Marisa Herman, Associate Editor Kylee Treyz, Account Manager Heres what we think By the time you read this, Floridas primary election will be over. Mercifully over. Because this election has been far from a shining moment for our state. We have just been inundated with a tsunami of terrible TV ads, nasty mailers and horrible social media posts that have done absolutely nothing to enlighten us about the issues, opportunities and challenges facing our state. But we have heard how candidates hate President Trump or love President Trump depending on your par ty. What a colossal waste. What an awful disappointment. And sadly how predictable its all been. Voters deserve better than a constant barrage of expensive insults that do nothing to enlighten us and a whole lot to make us nauseous. None of the candidates for gover norDemocrat or Republican bothered to outline a vision for where theyd like to take the state. Other than saying they were for education for all or that they stood with (or against) the president on immigration we got a lot of nothing. We certainly didnt get any details on the environment, insurance, job creation, the opioid epidemic, health care, energy, transportation, school safety, gun legislation or any other important topic. Just platitudes and insults. Millions of dollars wasted on personal attacks. Its disgusting and disgraceful. Voters deserve better. We all do. Talk to a political consultant and they will tell you that negative campaigning works. And we suppose it does. But while it may work for candidates we wonder if it works for Democracy. We can and must do better. For the next three months we expect more of the same as we head to the November elections. While we urge readers to exercise their right to vote, we also urge voters to contact campaigns and challenge candidates to talk about the issues, share their vision and explain how they are uniquely qualied to serve we the people. ats the part that seems to be sorely lacking. Commissioners interviewing commissioners is month, Delray Commissioner Ryan Boylston sat down with Pompano Beach City Commissioner for District 3 Rex Hardin. Rex has been a Pompano Beach resident since 1963. He graduated from Pompano Beach High School as a Golden Tornado and has owned a local family printing company since 1984. Rex has been active in the community as President of the Rotary club, President of the group that moved the Sample-McDougald House from North Dixie Highway to N.E. 10th Street, and now as City Commissioner. He is married to his wife Amy, and is raising twin 12 year old boys, Bryce and Kolby. Boylston asked Hardin about his public service in his city. What drove you to want to serve as City Commissioner in Pompano Beach? I wanted to attract business to Pompano Beach and help improve the appearance of our City. It was a challenging economic time and there were numerous vacant storefronts and boarded up buildings that our current Commissioner seemed willing to accept and felt there was little that could be done to change things. I knocked on every door in the District and was rewarded on election day and have worked since then to improve our City. What has been your most exciting accomplishment as a City Commissioner? While it may not sound very exciting to some people, early in my tenure as City Commissioner I was able to make a tremendous impact on every existing and future resident of our City. I consider that to be a huge accomplishment. Prior to my election, Pompano Beach did not add Fluoride to our City water system. Once I was elected I was able to change that. e result is that every resident ser viced by our water system will have better dental health, less cavities, less pulled teeth resulting in better diet, and better quality of life, throughout their life! at is an exciting accomplishment that I am very proud of. What makes your city special? Pompano Beach really has a small town atmosphere within the tri-county area. Even though we have a population of over 100,000 people we still have areas where there are families that date back to when our City was rst incorporated over 100 years ago. While we are undergoing rapid redevelopment right now, our entire community is working together to ensure that we keep our hometown feel where residents really do know each other and we maintain our ties to the past. All that coupled with our world-class beach, ocean diving opportunities, history, and now cultural amenities really does make Pompano Beach a special place. We really have watched what other communities have done and taken the best ideas to make our City Floridas Warmest Welcome! What do you see your future role in the City being? I am currently running to be the next Mayor for Pompano Beach. Our current Mayor, Lamar Fisher, has been the Mayor since 2007 but has decided to run for the County Commission. I am looking forward to becoming our next Mayor and continuing to move our City forward towards greater prosperity for all of our residents and businesses. e next few years promise to be transformational for our City and I hope to make sure we continue on the path of progress while maintaining our hometown feel. Lastly If you could duplicate a Delray Beach asset for your city what would it be? e downtown boulevard that Delray has is priceless. To have a pedestrian friendly area like that is the focal point of your City. A downtown makes a town. Hopefully Pompano Beach will soon have a similar area that we can point to as our new downtown. at coupled with our beach area and business districts will really set our city apart from others in the South Florida area. To Learn more about Rex, Pompano Beach and what he thinks about Community Redevelopment Agencies visit rope reghter style. e rst slide down the rope literally burned a hole in her pants. When she slid down the second time, she felt it because the rope was now burning her skin. Bleeding, she said she had no more tears and just began to laugh. e next day featured a swimming event. It caused her anxiety in 2017 so she was determined to overcome the challenge this year. I was so determined to conquer the swim, she said. e event begins with a mass start which can cause chaos and confusion in the water. is year was no dierent and because she was in the top four ranks at the time she was dead center of the pool to start. Panic set in as water was splashing around her and she nished last. On the last day of the games, she was ghting to nish somewhere between h and ninth place. Despite the obstacles, she ended up placing h. I couldnt be more proud of what I did, she said. With two knee surgeries in her future, she said she plans on training to get back in time for the 2019 games. I denitely want to be back for 2019, she said. I absolutely want to be on that oor again. Delray Beach gym owner top Cross Fit Games competitor in world[FROM PG 2]


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