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Community Greening and TD Bank plant trees for Delrays futureBy: Joanie Cox-Henry Contributing Writer e grass just got a lot greener beside New Jerusalem Church of God In Christ in Delray Beach. Community Greening, a Delray Beach-based organization dedicated to planting trees to improve the environment for people and nature, received the TD Tree Days grant for the second year in a row. On Oct. 16, dozens of Community Greening volunteers as well as local TD Bank employees grabbed shovels and gloves to dig deeper to plant 100 native trees around the retention area in e Set next to the New Jerusalem Church. is is our fourth time working with TD Bank, said Community Greening Co-Founder Mark Cassini. ere were no trees in this area before. is area where were planting, e Set, has an 18 percent tree canopy, which is very low. e goal of TD Bank is to increase tree count in low income areas. Delray Beach Mayor Shelly Petrolia was pleased to see more trees getting planted in her city. Trees really help protect us, Petrolia said. TD Bank couldve gone anywhere to plant these trees and the fact that they chose Delray Beach says a lot. Joe Scondotto, vice president of TD Bank in Delray on Southeast Fih Avenue, was excited to be collaborating with Community Greening again. Were very proud Commission votes down settlement agreement, supports building height limits downtownBy: Marisa Herman Associate Editor A legal battle over downtown Delray Beach building height may be back in court aer plans to settle pending litigation against the city was rejected by a majority of the city commission last month. In a 2-3 vote, Mayor Shelly Petrolia and Commissioners Bill Bathurst and Ryan Boylston rejected passing a city rule that would settle litigation that two downtown property owners led against the city for nearly $7 million. Commissioners Shirley Johnson and Adam Frankel supported the settlement agreement. e argument deals with building height downtown. In 2015, the commission at the time, limited the building height on Atlantic Avenue to three stories or 38 feet from four stories or 54 feet. e decision to cap building height from Atlantic Avenue between Swinton Avenue east to the Intracoastal Waterway was lauded by residents who felt the downtown was becoming overdeveloped. Many saw the decision as a way to protect the citys beloved main drag. But, according to the property owners who led the suit, Billy Himmelrich and David Ho-[CONT. PG 2] [CONT. PG 2] Dozens of Community Greening volunteers and TD Bank employees grabbed shovels and gloves to plant 100 native trees around the retention area in e Set next to the New Jerusalem Church. Photo by Joanie Cox-Henry. Catch a performance at Delray Playhouse (15) Tune into health channel (20) Miracle Pop Up bar returns (32) Next phase of Village Square underway (39)DELRAYNEWSPAPER.COM NOVEMBER | 2018 Downtown property owners are in litigation with the city of Delray Beach over building height. is is the building involved in the legal argument. Sta photo.


2 [FROM PG 1]Community Greening and TD Bank plant trees for Delrays future to be involved with Mark [Cassini] and Matt [Shipley], Scondotto said. A lot of employees come out to plant for this and everybody enjoys being outside and doing something to make the community more beautiful. CRAsWest Atlantic Redevelopment Director Kristyn Cox thanked Community Greening and TD Bank for their commitment to Delray Beach. Its all part of the transformation plan for this neighborhood, Cox said. And the people in this community want this. So were not just doing it for the community were doing it with them. TD Bank will plant 900 trees in various cities across America by the end of this year through its TD Tree Days program. is is our 19th tree planting event from Maine to Florida, said TD Bank Vice President Andre Kahn. TD Bank prides itself on supporting the communities we serve and this is one way of giving back. Aguillard Sanchez, the deacon of New Jerusalem Church of God In Christ is thrilled to have the trees beautifying the property of their parish. Weve had storm damage and this is a new beginning for New Jerusalem Church, Sanchez said. Having these trees planted here means a lot. Its getting better here and thats what we need right now. Church elder Horace Brown, who helped build the church several decades ago, feels the trees will enlighten the grounds of the church. Beautication of the church and its grounds is important, Brown said. Our prayers are being answered everyday. Were very thankful to have these trees. sokawa, they were not properly noticed by the city of the change in height. e property they own currently houses popular restaurants Cabana El Rey and Tramonti. e proposed settlement would carve their properties out from the reduced height district and restore their ability to build up to four stories. e property owners led a suit under the Bert Harris Act, which protects private property rights. Typically, property owners have one year to le a lawsuit if a local government changes land development rules. Since the owners allege they did not receive the proper notice of the change from the city, the one year clock to le a lawsuit did not begin ticking back in 2015. e suit led for $6.9 million is what the owners say they lose in property value without the additional height. e settlement agreement was discussed by commissioners in a closed door setting not open to the public. e rule to carve out the contested property was passed on rst reading. But when it came to nal approval last month, Commissioner Ryan Boylston switched his vote. According to city sta, there was at least one additional property owner who was not properly noticed in 2015 about the change in height downtown. Boylston said if the property in question was the one next door to Himmelrich and Hosokawas building he would ip his vote. He said he couldnt support the rule change if he knew there were other property owners who could potentially come to the city asking for the same request. From the get-go, Mayor Petrolia and Commissioner Bathurst opposed the settlement. Mayor Petrolia said passing the city rule that limited height downtown to three stories was a night that ended in applause from the residents in attendance that night. But Commissioner Frankel said he didnt want to take a chance with the court system. He said the judge assigned to the case can be unpredictable in rulings. Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge Jaimie Goodman is the judge presiding over the case. Commissioner Johnson said the city needed to make right on its mistake of the improper notice. Taking the matter to court could potentially place the taxpayers on the hook for the $6.9 million plus attorneys fees if the court sides with the property owners. About a dozen residents urged commissioners to not settle the suit at the meeting. ey asked commissioners to preserve the quaint charm of the downtown and vote the proposed rule change down. Aer they prevailed with the vote they asked for, many took to social media to celebrate. ey thanked commissioners for siding with the residents. e court docket has not been updated with any scheduled meetings or hearings as of press time. Commission votes down settlement agreement, supports building height limits downtown[FROM PG 1] 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 A retention area in e Set now has 100 new native trees thanks to a grant from TD Bank. Photo by Joanie Cox-Henry. Nonprot Community Greenings mission is to add to the citys tree canopy. Photo by Joanie Cox-Henry. Downtown property owners want the right to build up to four stories on these buildings. Sta photo.


3 WELCOME OUR NEW MEMBERS! Tin Roof is a LIVE MUSIC Joint serving the coldest drinks, southern-inspired food, and The Best entertainment! E. Atlantic Avenue just East of Swinton. Michael Nieves, New York Life Agent, offers a variety of products for your insurance and nancial needs including retirement planning, college funding, longterm care and lifetime income strategies. 813.541.1287 Studio Baral is a media production company providing services to major TV networks in the US and internationally, including HBO, ESPN and Univision. Their Delray Beach studio is now open at 275 N. Swinton Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach with specic production services for local businesses. 954.255.5411 Price Termite & Pest Control is family-owned and operated for 30+ years, providing great results, inspections, and estimates and always striving to provide exceptional customer service. Tom Van Denburgh 954.984.4222 My Bodyworx is a State-of-the-Art Chiropractic facility designed to help patients achieve optimum wellness and weight through education on proper nutrition, healthy habits & spinal correction. Now Open at the corner of W. 4th & W. Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach. 561.926.9494 Christa Hatton is a Florida native with two business degrees and a passion for real estate. She thrives on customer service and nancial planning for her clients and goes above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction. 561.997.4928 A & V Realty, a full-service Boutique real estate company, V. Anthony Loffredo, Broker/Realtor has been successfully representing Buyers and Sellers continually since 1987 offering experience, knowledge, dedication and advanced technology to Clients. Together we can achieve their real estate investment goals. 561.445.6555 Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery is committed to delivering the highest quality care in a comfortable and convenient setting, offering the latest advancements in skin cancer detection & treatments, and cosmetic dermatology and laser treatments. 561.498.4407 Modsnap Design & Marketing in Delray Beach specializes in customized marketing services to small businesses, including website design and development, search engine optimization, social media marketing and branding. Contact Linda (Dindy) Murphy 561.317.7153 Apex Automotive is a full-service auto repair facility with 3 convenient locations including 1 Linton Blvd. in Delray Beach. Apex delivers Expert Service with a Personal Touch because they do more than x cars they truly care about each and every customer. 561.332.1900 www.apexautomotive.comRobert Urquhart, P.A. BEX Realty 561.215.8934 David Randolph Friend of The Chamber PixelGlue 306.600.2427 To Join The Voice For Business in Delray Beach The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Contact Christina Morrison, P.A. Membership Director 561.573.7083 To Join The Voice For Business in Delray Beach The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Contact Christina Morrison, P.A. Membership Director 561.573.7083 Atlantic High School helps 7 year olds dream come trueBy: Joanie Cox-Henry Contributing Writer Mason omas doesnt let Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita get him down. e inspiring 7-year-old crossed into the end zone during half-time at Atlantic High School Football teams home game against Santaluces High School Oct. 5 to the cheers of players on both teams and the support of the entire stadium. e ball was handed o by Atlantic highs quarterback as the rest of the team provided blocks for omas during his touchdown play. He was then hoisted into the air and was all smiles as the crowd went wild for his stunning victory. omass participation in the game was the brainchild of Atlantic High sophomore Hayze Kingham, who is in the highly competitive International Baccalaureate Programme. For his personal project, which is part of the IB curriculum, Kingham, 15, has been focusing on raising awareness for children with special needs. Kingham and omas originally met through the Miracle League of Palm Beach County, where Kingham has spent the past three years working with omas as his buddy. Mason immediately came to mind when it came time to choose a personal project, Kingham said. Its been really rewarding seeing Mason develop. When I rst met him, he needed a walker. Now he can bat all by himself. He doesnt need a walker anymore and his stamina is increasing. Im so proud of him. Kingham, a Delray Beach resident, worked with Atlantic High School Principal Tara Dellegrotti-Ocampo to make his idea of Masons touchdown a reality. Im very proud of Hayze, said Atlantic High School Principal Tara Dellegrotti-Ocampo. It started out as a project and now its become family. Coach Jackson, our team and our sta have totally embraced Mason. Mason is now a part of our family and we all have a better under standing of his condition. omass condition causes him to have a decreased exibility of his joints. When he was born he couldnt walk and wouldnt move any of his limbs, just his pinky, his father, Karl omas told WPTV. To come from six months old moving just a pinky to being on a football eld getting a touch down during halftime is awesome. While omass touchdown couldve easily happened at football practice, Delle grotti-Ocampo is in awe of Kingham and all the students who insisted it should happen during a live game. Its very important to always give back and were very much about that at Atlantic High School, Dellegrotti-Ocampo said. is whole moment was very much student-led. is says a lot about the character of our students here and how they embraced this. All Mason wanted to do was make that touchdown and are thrilled we got to be a part of it. omass experience working with Kingham is being captured for a 15 minute lm that Kingham will air in March as part of his personal project showcase. Mason will be there, Kingham said. Working with him has taught me so much. He has taught me to to be accepting of everyone, the true meaning of per severance and how to keep working toward my own goals. Mason omas and his Miracle League buddy Hayze Kingham. Photo courtesy of omas family. Mason omas with his family and Miracle League friends. Photo courtesy of omas family.


4 Former mayor, Sister Cities president recognized by Japanese Consul General By: Jan Engoren Contributing Writer David Schmidt, past mayor of Delray Beach and current board president of Sister Cities of Delray Beach was honored by the new Japanese Consul General for Florida, Kenji Hirata, for his work with Delray Beachs sister city, Miyazu, Japan last month. Schmidt received the award in recognition of his long-term and supportive work maintaining the Sister Cities relationship between Miyazu, Japan and Delray Beach, and his support of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. e honor, e Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays, is one of the highest ranking civilian honors awards given by the country of Japan, similar to a knighthood in Great Britain. Its a real honor to be recognized by the country of Japan, Schmidt said. Its an honor that ows directly from the Emperor of Japan, Emperor Akihito. Schmidt also received a formal letter of congratulations from the US ambassador to Japan, William F. Hagerty, IV, for which he says he was pleasantly surprised. David Schmidt truly deserves this honor, said Consul General of Japan for Flor ida Kenji Hirata. His dedication to the Sister Cities relationship to Miyazu and his important work to ensure the stability of the Morikami during the recent economic downturn has provided many avenues for both Floridians and people in Japan to learn about our individual cultures and strengthen the friendship between Japan and Flor ida. e Sister Cities Program of Delray Beach was created by the city commission in April 1977 for the purpose of establishing the relationship with Miyazu, Japan, the hometown of George Morikami. In 1999, the city added a partnership with Moshi, Tanzania, East Africa, and more recently created a sister city relationships with Pesaro, Italy and Aquin, Haiti. e mission of the Sister Cities program promotes friendship and understanding between the citizens of each city by encour aging cultural, youth, athletic and economic exchanges. Schmidt served on the Sister Cities board from 1993-2000 and was president from 1995-2000. He returned to the board in 2004 and was president again from 2005 2018. is is his last year serving as president. Additionally, Schmidt served on the board of the Morikami Museum, as secretary from 1985-1994 and then returned to the board in 2004 and served until 2012. He was president of the board from 2008-2012. e primary program of the sister cities initiative is a high school student exchange program, although Schmidt says he is inter ested in developing more business relationships. e relationship between Delray and Miyazu is important because of globalization, Schmidt said. e program gives students the opportunity to be exposed to dierent cultures and gives them an advantage later on in the business world. He mentions a student who is studying international business relations and another that did his medical school rotation in Japan. e exchange opens doors to pursue an interest in Japan and to pursue a professional career, says Schmidt. Tony Durante runs the student ambassador program as well as the orientation process for students and chaperones them frequently to Japan. He has been traveling to Japan since 2005. One of the highlights for him has been meeting the relatives of George Morikami who live in Miyazu. It has been the most moving experience, Durante said. Its a very human connection. David is the perfect recipient of this honor, Durante s aid. He has done much for the sister cities program, including contributing to a unied and more peaceful world. ese young students are our best ambassadors, he said. ey will shape our future and will create lifelong bonds between our two countries. In the future, Schmidt said he hopes to develop business and economic ties with Pesaro, Italy and next year hopes to take a visiting delegation from Delray Beach to Italy. What will he do with the honor? Get it framed and add it to the collection, he jokes. Sister Cities is looking for volunteers. Contact David Schmidt atDavid@simonandschmidt. com.Project Holiday of Delray Beach seeks donations to send to deployed military membersStaff report To support deployed members of the U.S. military, the City of Delray Beach is partnering with two local organizations You Are Not Alone and One Soldier at a Time on the 13th annual Project Holiday which collects and ships much needed items to servicemen and servicewomen who arent able to come home for the holidays. You Are Not Alone provides encouragement and emotional support to family members and friends of soldiers, while One Soldier at a Time sends care packages and words of encouragement to deployed military members. e U.S. military has more than 1.3 million men and women on active duty, with 450,000 of them stationed in hot spots overseas such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, said organizer Delores Rangel. e care packages that servicemen and servicewomen receive from Project Holiday makes a huge positive dierence in both eectiveness and morale. Project Holiday is accepting donated items between Nov. 4 and Dec. 7, and will pack and ship the care packages two days later. Packing will take place at the Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Ave. For a list of items needed and drop o locations visit David Schmidt receives an award from the Japanese Consul General. Submitted photo. Mayor Shelly Petrolia, former Mayor David Schmidt and Japanese Consul General for Florida Kenji Hirata. 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5 things you need to know this November in Delray Beach 1 e Pineapple Grove chapter of the Southern Handcra Society will host its 26th annual juried art and cra show An Olde Fashioned Holiday at the Old School Square Fieldhouse Nov. 15-17. Local artists and craers create one-of-a-kind works of art. ere are gi and holiday items, limited edition ornaments, jewelry, cards, journals, ornaments, shell art, glass art, hand-painted and turned wood pieces, hand-knit hats, sweaters, and blankets, aprons, purses, quilts, pillows and many other items. Admission is free. ursday and Friday hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 2 e Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach is hosting the Inaugural Sports & Spirits event on Nov. 7 at e Seagate Country Club. Proceeds benet the Delray Beach Boys & Girls Club. e event celebrates the positive impact sports have on Boys & Girls Club members. Guests will have the opportunity to hear insights from sports legends while enjoying an evening of sports talk, games, spirits and gour met food stations.Coach Don Shula is the honorary chairman and T.J. Jackson in the local honoree. A VIP cocktail hour begins at 6 with dinner at 7:30 p.m. VIP tickets are $200 and general admission $150. For event information, visit 3 On Nov. 16, Maria Nhambu will make her third book signing appearance at the Spady Museum, with the last of her Dancing Soul series, Dream Beats, Heart Beats. e book follows Nhambu as she transverses diverse cultures and continents, negotiating a complex and shiing web of mixed identities African immigrant and African American through marriage, parenthood and a search for her father. Nhambu was born in Tanzania and raised in an orphanage for biracial children. Nhambus book signing is free and open to the public from 6-8 p.m. 4 Delray Beach has been selected by travel website Expedia as one of the best honeymoon destinations in America. Expedia curated this list using ranking criteria based on adventures available, picture-perfect scenery, swoon-worthy vibes and aordability. 5 Hear Mona Morris, genealogy investigator speak on From Bialystok to Boca on Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. at Temple Sinai. Morris is a member of the Association of professional genealogists, founder and President Emerita of e Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach and author of Scattered Seeds: A Guide to Jewish Genealogy. e lecture costs $8 for non-members and $5 for members. 6 Nationally syndicated conservative radio talk show host and writer Dennis Prager will speak on Why I Believe e Torah Is From God on Nov. 10 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Anshei Emuna Congregation, 16189 Jog Road. His threehour, daily radio show is heard throughout the United States on 200 radio stations and around the world on the internet. e event costs $18 per person. RSVP at https://www. 7 e Best of Times Senior Expo returns on Nov. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Civic Center in Delray. e event is free and open to the public. It features 85 exhibitors with senior products and services. For more information, call 754-246-2874. 8 e 32nd Annual Delray Beach Tur key Trot 5k Run & Walk will take place on Nov. 17 at 7:30 a.m. at Anchor Park. e race runs along A1A. All participants will receive a custom Delray Beach Turkey Trot nisher medal and commemorative T-shirt. 9 Delray Beach is a Welcoming City. at means the city celebrates its cultural diversity and acknowledges the positive contributions of foreign born residents. In designating itself as a Welcoming City, the city promotes use of its services by all of its residents who are eligible to receive them. Individuals should know that they may seek assistance of city agencies regardless of race, color, gender and ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, sexual identify or socio-economic status. e city will also participate in annual conference calls with other welcoming cities. 10 Head to Pride and Prosecco at the Delray Beach Library on Nov. 1. e girls night out event is a fundraiser for the library with cocktails, dinner by the bite and shopping. Tickets cost $65. Visit


6 Delray Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Maggie Gill 1 Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I come to Delray Medical Center from Novant Health UVA Health System where I served as the chief executive ocer.While there, I designed and implemented the functional organization of the system including cultural integration, branding and nancial turnaround. I developed the systems long term strategic quality and growth plans in a highly competitive market and established partnerships with regional payers to create opportunities for value based care. Prior, I was with Memorial Health in Savannah where I served as president and CEO since 2011. I joined Memorial in 2004 as vice president of nance and managed care and became Memorials chief operating ocer in 2005. As CEO, I expanded the on-campus medical school and physician residency programs, in partnership with Mercer University School of Medicine, to improve the regions medical education opportunities. I worked collaboratively with the medical sta to grow Memorials clinical services, including trauma, specialized surgery, heart and vascular and oncology. I executed a $140 million capital plan that included a childrens hospital and the implementation of Epic. In 2016, Beckers Hospital Review named me one of its Nonprot Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know, as well as one of Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know. I am a graduate of Florida State Univer sity with a Bachelors Degree in English Literature. I then received my Masters of Business Administration from St. Leo University. I have a husband, two children a 14-yearold son, Ryan, a 12-year-old daughter Bailey, a 1-year old Wheaton Terrier, Cooper and a bunny. We are native Floridians, my husband and I. We love the water and we love to sh. I am thrilled to be here. Florida is my home and I have a great love for the state. 2 What are you most looking forward to you in your new role? I am excited to be at Delray Medical Center. It is a privilege to be here. I have been very impressed with the level of care we provide this community. My goal is to continue to develop our programs and add new services and improve and expand the level of care we provide. 3 What are the top 3 priorities for you and Delray Medical Center? 1. Over my rst 100 days, my goal is to meet people, build relationships and understand the lay of the land. 2. Service is one area that we can focus on and how we can improve our service. 3. And I want to develop a near term and long term plan. We want to expand on our reputation of excellence, what does that look like in a year and in 5 years? 4 You majored in English. How did you wind up in hospital upper management? I majored in English and Humanities as well. I initially intended to go to law school. I had applied and i was on my way. I met my husband at Florida State and he got a job before I did. I abandoned my dream and got a job at a hospital. I had worked in accounting during school. I had to work to help put myself through school. With my qualications, I landed in a hospital. I found it fascinating. I was interested in the work that was being done. It was meaningful work. It just kind of stuck so I just went back to school and got my MBA. I have seen a lot of dierent ways to how health care is provided. I landed in health care and I am really glad that I did. I am excited to get up and go to work every day. 5 You are also the new Palm Beach Group CEO for Tenet Healthcare. What does that mean? We have ve acute facilities and other urgent cares and surgery centers. My goal is to help us act more cohesively as a network of care. Share best practices and improve our approach to services and become more ecient. Take the great work that is done at all these dierent sites and have us work as a comprehensive network. All the hospitals have CEOs and they all have accountability to me. 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Spady Elementary SchoolStaff report e Rotary Club of Delray Beach recently donated dictionaries to third grade students at S.D. Spady Elementary School in Delray Beach. is year, the club gave out over 1,800 dictionaries to third graders across Delray Beach. For over 30 years Rotary Clubs around the world have engaged in this program in an educational eort to help promote literacy. e Dictionary Project was founded on a vision to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers and creative thinkers by providing students a gi of their own personal dictionary. Children need their own dictionaries to be able to develop their reading and writing skills and become resourceful learners, said Jessica Rosato, Rotary Club member and Broker Associate with Nestler Poletto Sothebys International Realty. anks to the Delray Beach Rotary Club, many students now have their own personal dictionaries that will hopefully ignite learning and a sharing of knowledge in both the classroom and at home. Delray Beach Rotary Members: Lieutenant Dar rell Hunter, Asgar Moledina, Robert Brickman, Nancy King, Betsy Owen, Jessica Rosato. Submitted photo.


7 LIFE Andrew Dice Clay at Crest [11] INSIDE Palm Beach County Tis the season [12]Bocas The Von injects positivity into rock and roll By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Sex, drugs and rock and roll may have been the motto of decades past. Now, Boca Raton-based e Von is injecting positive vibes into their rock and roll jams. e group is comprised of Marek Schneider and Luis Bonilla musicians who met through a mutual acquaintance backstage at a show in Miami in 2010, and drummer Elisa Seda. e Von was founded by Schneider and Bonilla, two practicing yogis and professional musicians, several years ago. Seda joined the boys in 2015 just aer the debut album released. Aer meeting through a mutual friend, lead vocalist and bassist Bonilla said guitarist Schneider showed up at his house with a bottle of wine and they began to jam. Our foundation has always been rock music, Bonilla said. We write about life experiences, love, longing and self-empowerment. So while the instruments are denitely producing rock sounds, the lyrics are not all about the stereotypical life of a rock star, according to the band. We are focused on the music and creating positive things around us, Bonilla said. eir newest album F4tune features single Just ree Words, which Bonilla said is about his daughter. e song talks about the words I love you without mentioning them. Bonilla designed the album, which features a jaguar and cosmic symbols. A symbol in the jaguar formed by cosmic-like dots is representative of a tribe in Peru that Schneider spent time with. e No. 4 in the name stands for the groups fourth album and of course F4tune is short for fortune. e group said they like to put who they are into their music. e name e Von was decided upon because the group said it is simple and sounded good. It could be anything, Bonilla said. ey wanted the listener to just listen to nd out what e Von experience is without any preconceived ideas. For the newest album, the band worked with mix engineer, Dale Penner, who worked with Nickelback, and mastering engineer at Abby Road Studios, Sean Magee, who worked with e Beatles, Remasters and Sexpistols. e group just returned from a summer European tour. It was a dream come true for Bonilla who said he wanted to visit Europe, but not as a tourist but as a musician. It was a trip back home for Schneider, who is originally from the Czech Republic. eir shows oen feature glow-inthe-dark elements and glowing instruments. ey record their music out of a Boca Raton warehouse bay with a complete recording studio inside. It is there where they invite local high schoolers in for a chance to learn more about music. ey teach students about sound, what it is and how it works, how to mix music and what goes into making a song. It goes hand in hand with who we are, Bonilla said. Giving back is part of what the group wants e Von to be about. e group released their single Sacred Water last year in support of the global conservation eorts done by nonprot organizations, e Sacred Water Tribe and e Nature Conser vancy e musicians got into music in their youth. For Bonilla, it was the Queen album e Game that his brother received as a gi that inspired him. I thought it was the most fantastic thing ever, he said. I listened to it until it melted. It was the Beatles who inspired Schneider. When his parents nally bought him a guitar, all he and his friends wanted to do was mimic the Beatles. And Seda too discovered music ear ly on and performed with musicians like DMC of Run DMC. e timing of how Bonilla and Schneider met is spiritual and meaningful for Bonilla. He said his music career was in limbo until he met Schneider. at is because the group he was in previously with his brother came to an end when his brother died in a car accident. e group he formed with his brother Ricardo Diestra was successful. e rst album won Mcdonalds Lo Maximo De La Musica Latina (Best of Latin Music) contest, a nationwide talent search for new artists and songwriters. is brought exposure to the group; which followed many other opportunities including a per formance during the 2001 opening Latin Grammy party, a commercial for McDonalds and TV appear ances on major hispanic television networks in the United States. Eventually their success was followed by concerts and performances in North America and South America. Immediately aer the release of their second album, his brother died. Now, e Von is looking to book more shows in the United States. eir goal is to become a globally touring band. We believe in our dream, Bonilla said. For more information visit www.


8 Dont miss events 1 Connected Warriors is hosting its Stars of Honor Gala on Nov. 10 from 6-10 p.m. at the Boca Raton Marriott. e event honors Jay Weinberg. e salute to the troops will be emceed by Jim Squadrito, Vietnam medic and author of Dance of the Chameleon. Visit con for ticket information. Connected Warriors oers service members, veterans and their families trauma-conscious yoga. 2 e 29th annual Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic fundraiser will return from Nov. 9-11. Evert will be joined at the event by a lineup of former tennis pros and sports entertainment celebrities including Chris Noth, January Jones, Seal, Jon Lovitz, David Cook, Carson Kressley, and others. e Friday morning Pro-Am, Friday evening cocktail party and Saturday evening Gala are held at the Boca Resort & Club, while two Pro-Celebrity tennis sessions are on Saturday and Sunday at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. 3 e fourth annual Boca Raton Mayors Ball presented by Rotary Club Downtown Boca will return on Nov. 17 at the Royal Palm Yacht Club. 4 Head to Mizner Park Amphitheater on Nov. 3 and 4 for s 10th Boca Raton Fine Art Show. Hot Works shows are juried by art professionals with criteria for judging based on originality, technique, execution and booth appear ance.e event is open both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit 5 Family Promise of South Palm Beach County is holding its annual fundraising event Friends of the Family on Nov. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. at e Addison. e night will feature cocktail hour and a three-course meal. Family Promises mission is to empower situationally homeless families in making their transition to sustainable independence. Each year they help about 15 families get back on their feet again from living in their car, sleeping on the street or couch surng. 6 e Annie Moses Band, a Nashville-based Folk group, is stopping at Old School Square on Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. Annie Moses Band is a family group that is Emmy Award-winning, has charted the top of Billboard multiple times and has wowed PBS audiences with their specials American Rhapsody and e Art of the Love Song. eyve played at Car negie Hall and are a regular presence at e Grand Ole Opry. Tickets available at 7 e 5th Annual LagoonFest will return on Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on South Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach. Admission is free for this family friendly event. 8 Classic Albums Live is performing Led Zeppelin: II at Old School Squares Pavilion on Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets are: $75 for VIP with an exclusive lounge area, three drink tickets, reserved seating area (limit of 150), $40 for premium with reserved seating area, chairs are provided (limit of 100) and $20 General Admission where you can bring a chair, no seating provided (limited chair rental for $5). 9 e Junior League of Boca Raton is hosting the 31st Annual Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon on Nov. 16 at the Boca Resort. is year, the featured fashion designer for the Fall Trends runway show produced by Saks Fih Avenue is Tanya Taylor. e luncheon will honor 50 women who are making a dierence for local nonprots and the community. 10 Festival of the Arts BOCA and PNC Arts Alive will present two free perfor mances of Tough Turkey in the Big City: A Feathered Tale, on Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center.Each performance will be followed by an instrument petting zoo.Light snacks and drinks will be provided.Reserve tickets at A school performance will be held on Nov. 14 at Plumosa School for the Arts. is performance will be streamed live to elementary schools throughout the school district.


9 rfntbr b n Dec 14th Dean Richards NYE Frank Sinatra Jan 11th Neil Zirconia Jan 25th Box On Polka Band and Polish Buffet Feb 1st The Beatles Tribute Valentine's Day Elvis March 7th Neil ZirconiaReservations Required 561-276-7716 rffnt 2410 N Federal Hwy. Delray Beach, 33483 2018-19 Dinner and a Show in Ellie's Flamingo Room 2018-19 Dinner and a Show in Ellie's Flamingo Roombffnfn November Calendar Arts Garage Robbie Elias Nov. 2 8-10 p.m. General Admission $35 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45 rough the span of his career Grammy and Latin Grammy winning singer/songwriter Robbie Elias has been conquering the Latin pop world writing songs and singing background vocals for the likes of Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony and Alejandro Sanz. Nestor Torres Nov. 3 8-10 p.m. General Admission $35 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45 Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Nestor Torres moved to New York City, where he pursued Classical ute studies at Mannes School of Music, Jazz at Berklee College of Music and Classical and Jazz at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Trey Wanvig Nov. 3 7-9 p.m. General Admission $15 | Reserved $20 | Premium $25 Trey Wanvig is a 16-year-old blues rock guitarist and vocalist from Sarasota, Florida. In October of 2017, he won the Southwest Florida Regional Blues Challenge which allowed him to travel to Memphis and perform in the Youth Showcase for the 2018 IBCs. Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal Nov. 9 8-10 p.m. General Admission $35 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45 Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossals combination of soul, funk, and R&B, is in a word, electric. e band continuously crosses musical boundaries both in style and era and joins forces each show with a common goalto have the crowd dancing so much they forget even their smallest troubles. Frank Vignolas Jot Jazz Guitar Trio Nov. 10 8-10 p.m. General Admission $35 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45 Frank Vignola Hot Jazz Guitar Trio featuring Vinny Ranioloand Gary Mazzaroppi are some of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. Hear a wide repertoire of unique fresh arrangements as this astounding trio covers works from Beethoven, Bach to Paul Simon and Frank Zappa as only they can! Martin Bejerano Trio Nov. 11 7-9 p.m. General Admission $35 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45 Martin Bejerano has been active as a professional musician from the age of 15.A world-class jazz pianist and composer, Martin has been a member of Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Roy Haynes quartet for een years. Judy Carmicheal Nov. 16 8-10 p.m. General Admission $35 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45 Grammy-nominated pianist, vocalist, songwriter, Judy Carmichael will celebrate the music of Peggy Lee, Hoagy Carmichael, the Gershwins and others, with an evening of gems from the Great American Songbook, as well as her own witty compositions. Bobby Ramirez Nov. 17 8-10 p.m. General Admission $35 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45 Virtuoso musicianBobby Ramirez & his band perform Cuban music for dancing feet celebrating the music of Celia Cruz, Benny More, Miguel Matamoro, Arsenio Rodriguez, Manuel Saumell, Ignacio Cervantes, Miguel Failde, Jose Fajardo, and other Cuban legends. e Wolfepak Band Nov. 18 7-9 p.m.


10 rfntbbbbb fb rfrntb Dr. Neil deGrasse TysonThe Cosmic Perspective rffntbttfffrrr General Admission $25 | Reserved $30 | Premium $35 e Wolfepak Band returns to Arts Garage with an action-packed performance featuring Grammy-winning and Hall of Fame song selections. Lauren Mitchell Nov. 23 8-10 p.m. General Admission $35 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45 rough a bold mix of her original material, songs she hand-picked from the repertoires of her friends, and select covers of tunes rst performed by Etta James, Bettye Lavette, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and Betty Davis, Mitchell tells a blues story thats been a lifetime in the making. e Five Boroughs Nov. 24 8-10 p.m. General Admission $35 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45 Formed in 1986 in South Florida by singerFrank Lovinoto carry on the tradition of the harmony vocal groups of the 1950s and 1960s. e Five Boroughsoriginally consisted of several transplanted New Yorkers, many of whom were longtime veterans of the doo-wop circuit. Spencer and Sequoia: Live in Flor ida Nov. 25 7-9 p.m. General Admission $25 | Reserved $30 | Premium $35 Spencer and Sequoia are a husband and wife duo touring the East Coast, wowing audiences with their unique blend of Pop, Folk, Jazz and RnB. Mike Cady Experience Nov. 30 8-10 p.m. General Admission $35 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45 e Mike Cady Experience with Joe Donato Jaui Schneider, Don Wilner, and Leny Seinberg are set to debut at Arts Garage on November 30th.Cady dazzles his audience with his ability to go from the jazz stylings of Eddie Jeerson to lead singer in Teddy Harris Jrs Bebop Society Jazz Orchestra.Kravis Center Grease Nov. 16-Dec. 2 Rinker Playhouse MNM eatre Company and Kravis Center for the Performing Arts are bringing Grease to the Rinker Playhouse. e show features a 15-person cast backed by a live six-piece band. GREASE is being directed by Bruce Linser, with musical direction by Paul Reekie. Emily Tarallo will choreograph the show and also appear as Cha-Cha.Caiti Mar lowe as Sandy Jonah Robinson as Danny Laura Plyler as Rizzo, Domenic Servidio as Kenickie and Jim Ballard as Vince Fon taine/Teen Angel. Tickets start at $39 SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE LIVE! 2018 Nov. 14 8 p.m. Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall Tickets start at $30 SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE LIVE! 2018 will feature the shows Top 10 Finalists Hannahlei Cabanilla, Jay Jay Dixonbey, Chelsea Hough, Evan Debendedetto, Genessy Castillo, Cole Mills, Darius Hickman, Madalena Fialek, Slavic Pustovoytov and Jensen Arnold, including Season 15s winner.Garden of Lights: A Winter Holiday Event at MountsNov. 24-Dec. 30 Daily 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mounts will be all a-twinkle in the evenings during the holiday season with thousands of holiday lights hanging from the trees, illuminating the walkways and landmark structures, with colorful LED trees and glowing light-balls, all along an easy-to-follow route throughout 15 different garden areas. $10 per person; $5 for children 5 to 12Holiday Nosh n Shop at Temple SinaiSunday, Nov. 4 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 2475 W. Atlantic Ave. Shop select vendors with beautiful unusual jewelry, accessories, makeup, essential oils, household items, toys, Judaica and more! For giing or treat yourself. Free admission, prize drawings, bagels and coee available. Tele# 561-276-6161, info@templesinaipbc.orgSol Theatre e 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee NowNov. 4 Friday & Saturday at 7:00 pm Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm Tickets:$20 /$15 juniors(11 and under) Tickets or by phone at 561-447-8829. Seminole Casino Coconut Creekelma Houstons Motown Experience, featuring a tribute to Aretha Franklin Nov. 16 8 p.m. e Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Tickets $25-$100 Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will donate all cash ticket and concession sales to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. It will be part of the propertys extensive support of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Houston will perform a medley of Franklins songs in the wake of her passing away from pancreatic cancer. Michael McDonald and the Seasonof Peace, Holiday & HitsTour Nov. 24


11 8 p.m. e Pavilion Tickets: $50/$65/$80 JFS CARES Our Kids Know About Drugs, Do We? STIGMA, SHAME AND THE FAMILY-How Can We Help? Nov. 12 6-8 p.m. Shirley and Barton Weisman Delray Community Center 7091 West Atlantic Avenue. Presented by Dr. Heather Howard, MSW, Ph.D., LICSW. Asst. Professor at the FAU Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social WorkAmericas Top Dog ModelsNov. 10 noon-5 p.m. Pottery Barn at Boca Town Center Celebrate the Year of the Dog with Americas Top Dog Models at a Pop-up Event hosted by Pottery Barn at the Town Center Mall on Nov. 10 from noon to 5 p.m. Americas Top Dog Model will unleash its 12-year Anniversary lifestyle collection, including pillow, napkins, mug, coasters, and ornaments. Americas Top Dog Model 2019 calendar will also be available for sale. e event will benet Canine Companions for Independence. Old School Square Greenlane Free Friday Concerts 7:30 at Pavilion Nov. 2 Joe Cotton Band Classic Rock Nov. 9 -Titans of Rock Journey/Bon Jovi Tribute Nov. 16Joey Tenuto Band Blues, Funk, Reggae, Rock Nov. 23Uproot Hootenanny Bluegrass Nov. 30Forever Eric Eric Clapton Tribute UNITY: e Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson with Tony Succar Nov. 3 8 p.m. Pavilion $75 (VIP includes exclusive lounge, 3 drink tickets, reserved seating); $40 (Premium includes reserved seating area); $20 (General Admission, bring a chair) e passion project of Peruvian-born, Miami-raised producer/multi-instrumentalist/arranger Tony Succar is a true testament to the power of music and one mans indomitable spirit. Marrying Jacksons timeless pop and R&B tunes, such as riller, Billie Jean, and I Want You Back, Succars glorious salsa and tropical rhythms create an innovative production full of vibrant arrangements and exhilarating energy. Fall Art on the Square 2018 Nov. 10-11 Cornell Art Museum Front Lawn Saturday, 10 a.m.5 p.m.; Sunday. 10 a.m.4 p.m.; Free Admission Special $5 Admission to Cornell Art Museum e Cornell Art Museum presents an outdoor, juried ne art show featuring ne artists in all media by 80 artists from around the country. e front lawn of the Cornell Art Museum will be transformed into an exciting outdoor gallery with live music and Hospitality Lounge. Andrew Dice Clay: e Filthy Tour presented by Johhny Quest Nov. 16 Crest eatre Friday, 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m.; tickets $78$115 ANDREW DICE CLAY brings e Filthy Truth Tour to Crest eater at Old School Square in Delray Beach for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Dice is proud to be one of America s most controversial and outrageous comics in history.


12 Start getting in the holiday spirit So. Fla. style By: Heather McMechan Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers When everyone is wearing scarves and hats up north, we are still wearing shorts, sundresses and sunscreen. Its just the South Florida way. With no real season other than the snowbirds visiting, we need something to help us get in the holiday mood even when its 90 degrees outside. Ive got the local mom scoop on some holiday activities that Im sure will have you and your family ready for the holiday season. Attend a tree lighting Kick-o the Holiday season at the Boca Raton Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony held at Mizner Park Amphitheater! e event will include free carnival rides; an articial ice rink, Bouncy, the Worlds Largest Snowman, a bounce house standing 30 feet tall; Santas Circus variety show; Carolers; stilt walkers, aerial performances, letters to Santa station, photos with Santa ($5 each); carnival food for pur chase, and more! Admission is FREE. For more information, call 561-367-7073. Lighting of the Famous 100 Foot Christmas Tree in Delray Beach happens on Nov. 29. e festivities begin at 5 p.m. A month long celebration kicks o with Santa lighting the famous 100 Christmas Tree at 7:15 p.m. Directly following the Tree Lighting Santa will be available for photos! Enjoy ice-skating, Puttn Around Mini Golf & Carousel and much more! Event is free, activities for a nominal fee! Old School Square Park. For all of the holiday events, visit: Make getting your Christmas tree a family tradition Get your tree at Tree Town. eir locations range from Jupiter, Stuart/Jensen Beach, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, and Wellington. e lots are open for business starting Nov. 21st when the rst shipment of trees arrives. ey are open from 9 a.m.9 p.m., seven days a week! Make time for a few family photos as they always have little activities or festive photo ops. For more information call 561697-9377. See the lights Homans Chocolates Winter Wonderland is back from Nov. 17 Dec. 30. Dress up in your best Holiday outts and explore the Winter Wonderland featuring more than 125,000 LED lights, captivating holiday displays, a giant Christmas tree, live entertainment, and photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Winter Wonderland will be open nightly, from 6 p.m. 10 p.m. and is FREE to the public. (closed anksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day) e Boynton Beach CRA & the City of Delray Beach present the 47th Annual Boynton Beach Delray Beach Holiday Boat Parade on Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. is otilla of brightly-decorated boats will line up at the Lantana Bridge near Old Key Lime House and motor south along the Intracoastal Water way to the C-15 canal in Delray. e event at the Boynton Harbor Marina starts at 6 p.m. with live music setting the stage for the parade to start at 6:30 p.m. Other viewing areas are located at Intracoastal Park and along the parade route. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. For more information: Boynton Beach 561-600-9097 or go to or the City of Delray at 561-243-7250 or go to e 41st Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade is the perfect way to cool o in the South Florida holiday heat. On Saturday, Dec. 16 the boats will Light Up Boca!! from 6:30 pm :00 pm at the Intracoastal Waterway starting at the C-15 canal (Boca Raton-Delray Beach city limits) traveling south to Hillsboro Bridge. For more information call 561-367-7076 F r om t he Intr acoast al t o t he A tlantic Oc ean, sip & shop y our w a y along A tlantic A v enue and A1A while e xplor ing t he Beac hside Businesses of Do wnt o wn Delr a y For more information, visit: Do w nt o w nDelr a yB eac ents/Holida y -B eac hside-S tr oll For more information, visit: Do w nt o w nDelr a yB eac ents/Small-B usiness-Satur da y


13 To purchase tickets, visit or call 800-653-8000. LIVE AT COCO While Supplies Last. Must be 21 or older to participate. See Player's Club for complete details. Management reserves all rights. Persons who have been trespassed or banned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida or those who have opted into the self-exclusion program are not eligible. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT. JOEL MCHALENOVEMBER 9THELMA HOUSTONS MOTOWN EXPERIENCEFEATURING A TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLINNOVEMBER 16MICHAEL M C DONALDSEASON OF PEACE, HOLIDAY & HITSNOVEMBER 24GRAND FUNK RAILROADDECEMBER 14 UPCOMING SHOWS




15 Delray Beach Playhouse offers community theatre, cabaret, concerts By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor For 72 years, the Delray Beach Playhouse has entertained locals with theatrical performances. Now, you can also catch a concert or cabaret show with new oerings this season. Executive Director Kevin Barrett is building on the theatres oerings by adding shows like the Artists Lounge Live series and cabaret acts in the smaller black box theatre. e Playhouse, a community theatre, puts on more than 200 shows and performances a year. A community theatre means actors are volunteers and dont get paid for their performances. is season, the line up for the community theatre opened last month with Agatha Christies A Murder is Announced and will continue this month with the s Radio Hour, which opens on Nov. 30. e intimate theatre holds 238 patrons, so Barrett is working to utilize the black box theater, which holds 140 guests with additional programming. In the black box, he is bringing back a successful cabaret series that began last year as well as Michael Ingersolls Artists Lounge Live. ese performances feature paid actors and singers. For the cabaret series, there are four performers scheduled: Je Harner from Jan 4-5, Jenene Caramielo on Jan. 19, Judy Carmichael from April 12-13 and Gabrielle Stravelli from April 26-27. e Artists Lounge Live program will bring Broadway stars to the Delray Beach Playhouse. e series was formed by Ingersoll of Jersey Boys. Barrett said he gathered his friends and asked them to perform in between their commitments to other shows. Of the 16 dierent options for shows, three will head to the Playhouse. e rst one, Breaking up is Hard to Do, where John Michael Dias sang Neil Sedaka, took place last month. Still to come are: Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas starring Evan Tyrone Martin from Dec. 27-28 and Elvis May Way starring Brandon Bennett from Chicagos Million Dollar Quartet from Feb. 22-24. Part of the expansion in programming is to reach a wider audience, Barrett said. He came to the Playhouse two years ago aer 17 years at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. When he saw the position open, he knew it was a place he wanted to help put his mark on. He helped bring the Playhouse into modern times by revamping the website and launching online ticket sales. From there, he has been enhancing marketing on social media and broadening programming to attract new patrons of a younger age. Last year, he brought Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus and said it sold out months before it opened. So did the cabaret series. ere is a hunger for date night, younger types of shows, he said. We are looking for more of that. He said the board will be launching a fundraising campaign soon to help replace seats, the roof and cover the outdoor patio so it can be used year round. Ultimately, the goal is host a gala-like event by 2020. e Playhouse is entirely self-funded and does not receive any help from the city or city agencies. It is also the only venue showcasing theatre. e Playhouse will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2021. CRANES BEACH HOUSE BOUTIQUE HOTEL & LUXURY VILLAS 82 Gleason Street, Delray Beach, FL 33483 TF 866-372-7263 W Luxuriate 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.




17 HEALTH Procedure eliminates need for reading glasses [18]INSIDE Palm Beach County All health channel on PBS [20]Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life with Barb Schmidt By: Diane Feen Contributing Writer No one understands the pitfalls and purity of life better than Barb Schmidt. As the founder of Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life she is part sage, part cheerleader and a signicant spiritual teacher. She doesnt live in a Buddhist Monastery like her mentors, e Dalai Lama and ch Nht H nh she resides in tony Boca Raton. But her path has been strewn with obstacles and challenges like most people. e dierence between Schmidt and most of us is that she has taken the human condition and examined it under a microscope to nd a cure. What does she cure? Ailments like sadness, confusion, alienation, doubt and a host of other common maladies that come with being a part of the human family. We all come from dierent families, but we are more alike than dierent. Most of us suer from similar quandaries like self-doubt, occasional anxiety and bouts of, Am I doing what I am supposed to or Why is my life not making me happy? e answer to these questions is the eternal quest for peace and happiness something that is as elusive as a grain of sand hitting the pavement. at is why Schmidt has spent the last 34 years on a journey to nd peace and happiness self-possession and understanding. So far, she has succeeded beautifully in imbibing the wealth of knowledge that her teachers (Depok Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Scott Peck, e Dalia Lama and others) have tossed her way. She has also lovingly taken that knowledge and used it to enlighten others with her wisdom, compassion and spiritual savvy. I just came from a retreat with Elizabeth Gilbert and Cheryl Strayed and they talked about gaining clarity in your life. When you are unclear you waste time being caught up in the rat race of life. To help save us from the rat race of existence Schmidt started a non-prot organization (Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life), written a bestselling spiritual book (e Practice) taught meditation classes and workshops, and is currently oering aPeaceful Mind Peaceful Life Wellness Series at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. e rst one in the series: Shi Your Life: Planning and Making Changes was a wake-up call to live joyfully by way of mediation and conscious living. You are the only one who truly knows what is right for you. Other peoples opinions have their own ener gies stay in alignment with your own truth. At each moment of the evening wise sayings were tossed from the stage by Schmidt as though they were coveted wedding bouquets. Become aware of your thoughts. Everything starts in your mind and what you believe will be your reality. e antidote to the chattering mind and negative self-talk is mindfulness and mediation, said Schmidt. e 140 women in attendance sat with rapt attention taking it all in quietly yet intently. ere was a short guided meditation by Schmidt and then we were asked to write a letter to ourselves that began: I am your clarity and this is what I want you to know. e letters purpose was to get in touch with our own inner guidance and greatness. We also heard other pearls of wisdom that can shape (or take away) your joyfulness in life. Lack of clarity can put the brakes on your journey to success and Doubt is the mother of all obstacles. We were asked to question every time we have self-doubt and to realize that our failings and frustrations were gateways to inner peace and joy. ere are no earthly words for the magnitude of Schmidts ability to impart wisdom as a way to inner peace. We are lucky to have someone like her in our midst. e next workshop in the series is e Power of Your Story on Nov. 11. and How to Stop Anxiety from Controlling Your Life is on December 6th. Workshops are oered through the Christine E. Lynn Womens Health & Wellness Institute in the Dawson eater at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. To register go to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital events page or call 561-955-7227. Breast surgeon joins medical staff of Womens Institute at Boca Regional Staff report Dr. Kerry-Ann McDonald, MD, was recently appointed to the medical sta of the Christine E. Lynn Womens Health & Wellness Institute (LWHWI) and BocaCare Physician Network. She specializes in benign and malignant breast disease. Dr. McDonald is a board-eligible breast surgeon. She received her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York. She then completed her General Surgical Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania followed by a Breast Sur gical Oncology Fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Bualo, New York. I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues at the Institute and being part of an accomplished multi-disciplinary team in breast health, Dr. McDonald said. My goal is to provide personalized, advanced surgical breast cancer care, with an additional emphasis on the emotional and educational needs of my patients and their families. Dr. McDonald is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Amer ican Society of Breast Surgeons, Association for Academic Surgery, Association of Women Surgeons and Society of Surgical Oncology. She has been published in such prestigious peer-reviewed publications as Annals of Sur gical Oncology Journal of Vascular Surgery, Molecular Medicine Reports and Proceedings of the National Acad emy of Sciences of the United States of America. Barb Schmidt is the founder of Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life. Photo by Carlos Aristizabal.


18 Throw your readers away: New procedure eliminates need for reading glasses By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Marcy Javor didnt want to go back to wearing glasses even if it was just for reading. She had the LASIK procedure performed on her eyes about 15 years ago and said she noticed some of her eyesight deteriorating when it came to reading. So, she made an appointment with Dr. G. Richard Cohen, who performed her LASIK procedure. During that appointment, Dr. Cohen told her about a new procedure that she was a candidate for, KAMRA Corneal Inlay. Once complete, she could throw away her readers for good. e fact that I wouldnt have to wear glasses for reading would be the best thing in the world for me, she said. Next week, she booked the procedure and a day aer the operation, she said her eyesight was already improved. e funny thing is everyone says there is nothing you can do to help with reading glasses, she said. e fact that this procedure is out there, its awesome. I would recommend it to anyone who needs reading glasses to get the procedure done. e procedure was invented about a decade ago, Dr. Cohen said. Its based on simple optics, he said. If you peek through a pinhole you see better. e pinhole, he said, focuses the light rays onto the macular which is the center of the retina. e science behind it is over 100 years old. Now, there is a modern day procedure to match the knowledge. So you can say goodbye to your readers or cheaters. e KAMRA procedure was launched about four years ago. e company put it out to any and all opthalmologists to perform. Dr. Cohen said there was not much success because there were not qualied doctors performing the surgery. So, the company pulled it o the market and re-introduced it to a select amount of doctors familiar with the LASIK procedure and cornea surgery last year. Dr. Cohen, who has practiced for the last 33 years, performs both procedures regularly. e company approached him about oering KAMRA last year and since he has performed about 70 procedures. We do have a lot of patients in the age range of 40-60 who are tired of wearing reading glasses, he said. It was a perfect t for our practice. e procedure involves placing a special plastic polymer compatible with the eye that breathes in the cornea to create the small pinhole eect to help your eye see better. e inlay design is based on the same concept as smart phone cameras small aperture optics. It sits in the rst few layers of the eye known as the cornea. Smaller and thinner than a contact lens, the KAMRA inlay is a mini-ring with an opening or pinhole in the center. e inlay uses this pinhole to focus light coming into the eye. Work ing much like a smart phone camera lens, the pinhole allows focused light to enter the eye for clearer reading vision and a more natural range of vision from near to far. Its easy for the patient they just have to lie there, he said. Its unbelievable technology. e procedure combats Presbyopia, a natural eye condition that is estimated to aect nearly 114 million people in the United States, which reduces the ability of the eye to focus on near objects. With the Karma Inlay, golfers can hit their best long shot and then glance down to easily read a text screen on their cell phone, without having to put on glasses, he said. He said not all people will qualify for the procedure, which is considered elective and not covered by insurance. He said if you have had LASIK you still can have KAMRA. You can also have both procedures per formed at the same time. e recovery time can take up to a few months to see the nal results. e post recovery involves putting drops in your eyes for three months with the frequency of drops decreasing as time passes. He said the drops prevent any inammation. It was easy, Javor said. It was 15 minutes and I was out the door. One day later and I am already seeing 20/20, its blurry of course, but Im thrilled. Cohen Laser Vision Center is located at 3020 North Military Trail, Suite 150 in Boca Raton. For more information and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cohen for a KAMRA Corneal Inlay assessment, call 561-981-8400, toll-free 877-COHENEYE. rf rfnrtb nrfntb tnfn nnf bnrrrbbn brbfb rf rn nbfn rfnf f rf f fff f fn n f n n f t nff Member ofT enet Health s rfntnb nt DEL-36969-Update Stroke-Critical to Us version-DelrayBocaNews-CR-4.indd 1 10/11/18 2:52 PM


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20 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. Tune in to all health channel Staff report It is all about health all the time on South Florida PBS Health Channel. In partnership with Baptist Health South Florida, the Health Channel, All Health All the Time, is on air 24 hours a day, seven days a week. e Health Channel provides easy and quick access to Baptist Health medical experts who can answer viewers questions on health and wellness concerns. A wide range of issues are addressed, including child psychology, care for the aging, health insurance, breast cancer, orthopedic and sports injuries, medical breakthroughs, and heart health, among many others. e channel launched several months ago. Nationwide, there is increasing concern about access to medical experts and information. Our diverse and growing South Florida communities are particularly impacted by this concern. As a community supported nonprot organization whose mission is to serve the interests and needs of South Florida, we are dedicating an entire digital TV channel to oering credible and trustworthy information about health, medicine and wellness. We are pleased and privileged to partner with Baptist Health South Florida in this unique and pioneering initiative, CEO and President of South Florida PBS, Dolores Sukhdeo said. Additionally, the Health Channel includes an interactive component that responds and provides information to members of the communities we serve through multiple platforms including a dedicated phone line, online via and through dedicated social media channels @allhealthtv. e Health Channel is a new innovative way for South Florida to consume relevant health information and ask questions to our clinical team, said Bernie Fernandez, M.D., chief executive ocer, Baptist Health Medical Group. Baptist Health is excited to partner with South Flor ida PBS on this initiative and take part in an important educational opportunity for our community. Currently, the Health Channel may be found in Palm Beach County: Channel 205 or 1193. Faulk Center for Counseling honors locals with Community Impact AwardsStaff report Boca Raton-based Faulk Center for Counseling will hold its annual Community Impact Awards on Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. at Broken Sound Club. e awards recognize sever al individuals who help raise awareness about the impor tance of mental health and wellness. is year, recipients of Community Impact Awards are: Pamela Higer Polani, Attor ney at Law Caring Heart Award Pam Leal, Yoga Teacher/ Founder Yoga4B Mental Health & Wellness Award John Crean, General Manager Broken Sound Advocacy Award Hammock Pointe Elementary School, Faulk Center Schools Preventive Counseling Program Partner Edu cation Excellence Award Ticket cost $100 per person. Proceeds provide free and low-cost mental health ser vices to individuals of all ages. Programs include the Schools Preventive Counseling and Children & Family erapy programs.


21 Youth sports and concussions: The argument for pre-season brain screeningBy: Dr. John Conde, DC, DACNB Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers A concussion is known as mild traumatic brain injury. It is most commonly dened as a head injury that momentarily aects brain functions. Concussions occur when an impact to the head or body causes your head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. is movement causes the brain to bounce around inside the skull creating chemical changes in your brain. If the impact is severe enough, neurons within the brain can be stretched and damaged producing a traumatic brain injury. e youth sports producing the most concussions are tackle football, boys ice hockey, girls soccer, and boys lacrosse. Here are some very interesting numbers concerning concussions and youth sports: 33 percent of all concussions happen at practice, 47 percent of all sports related concussions occur during high school football, 1 in 5 high school athletes will sustain a concussion during the season, 33 percent of high school athletes that sustain a concussion report 2 or more in the same year, 39 percent of athlete that have numerous concussions are shown to increase catastrophic head injury leading to more permanent impairment. To add to these daunting numbers is the fact that most athletes with concussions rarely lose consciousness therefore they may not be reported. Many youth and recreational organizations and high schools are implementing programs to assess for the baseline brain activity of their athletes prior to the start of the season. In essence, a snap shot of the athletes brain function is taken prior to the athletic competition so as to be able to compare neurological function aer a concussion and determine the amount of injury sustained. ese tests also provide a baseline marker for objective return to play benchmarks. is takes away the subjective reporting of a child which in many cases cannot even accurately describe what they are feeling. Because concussions are much more difculty to quantify than a ligament tear or fracture, traditional imaging such as MRI and CT are not fruitful. However, there are now several evidence-based technologies available to assess and treat these concussions. Headache, dizziness, disorientation, confusion, sleep disturbance, nausea, and ir ritability are all symptoms associated with concussions however the challenge is in the quantication process. e management of the concussion has to be organized into a pre-season assessment, incident report and comparable, treatment, follow-up assessment, and return to play. e piece we are going to look at here is the pre-season assessment. is is going to be composed of the neurological aspects that are most commonly seen injured in athletes with concussions. ese are postural stability, working memory, reaction/processing times, set switching, learning, and dynamic and static visual acuity. Norms have been established for age groups and gender which makes comparing relatively easy. Once the data is collected and areas of deciency identied, treatment is implemented and can be very precise. e child is then re-examined aer the course of treatment and then allowed to return to play if the benchmarks have been reached. e equipment that is gaining the most notoriety for the assessment and treatment is the C3Logix soware and the Dynavision D2. Next time your child plays a sport come in prior to the season to get a baseline assessment to ensure his or her brain health. e Conde Center is also hosting a Con de Vestibular Disorders Support Group for those with dizziness and balance problems held at our oce on Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments and snacks. 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


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23 BIZ Check out Boca sports museum [26] INSIDE Palm Beach County Taste Don Chepos [32]Bocas Guardian Defense provides active shooter training for local businesses By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Steve Smith has responded to several mass shootings as a SWAT team member of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. Now, he is training local business owners and school administrators and sta on how to be the rst responders if an active shooter enters their place of business. Aer the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Dec. 2012, Smith and his wife Taylor, who had a newborn and a 2-year-old at the time, said they wanted to do something to help people learn how to respond to active shooter situations. It emotionally broke us down, he said of the school shooting. We are both parents. I knew something had to change. So, he began researching how he could help prepare other people for these incidents, which were becoming more commonplace. He created Boca Raton-based Guardian Defense in Nov. 2013 with his wifea company that equips people with condence and empowers them to respond to active shooter situations, he said. He is still a full time law enforcement ofcer and a leader of the SWAT team. He responded to the mass shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport and at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School. But when he isnt on the clock at that job, he is in local businesses and schools helping create policies, action plans and conducting workshops to help teach employees how to be rst responders in an active shooter situation. He said by the time law enforcement ar rives to a scene, it is usually over. So, he devised a plan and program to implement at businesses so they can learn how to respond. Imagine you have never been through a re drill and then buildings keep catching on re, he said. We built a safety plan. Our mission is that we come in and we build policies and procedures and train all the personnel that you are the rst responders. He said the companys ser vices range from an hour workshop, an all day course with practical drills, up to a six month in depth review and implementation of safety guidelines. Services begin at $800 and can go up to $10,000 for an entire policy and procedures plan. Smith said their service is not a check o the box type program. Its a life skill youre learning, he said. We want you to take it home to your families. Its not just a training day for that location. If you are interested in hiring Guardian Defense to come to your business, you can submit an inquiry online or call. ey will go over what your needs are, what policies you have or dont have in place and what fears and trepidations you may have about the topic. Guardian Defense has given courses at several local schools including, Saint Andrews School, Boca Prep International School, St. Paul Lutheran School and Church, Boca Raton Christian School, Spanish River Christian School, Karen Slattery Educational Research Center and Pre-School at FAU, Ruth and Taubman Early Childhood Center at BNai Torah, Katz Hillel Day School, Childrens World Preschool and Katz Yeshiva High School of South Florida. Courses have also been provided across the country. Recently, Guardian Defense traveled to Sacred Heart Catholic School in Poplar Blu, Missouri. Smith said the instructors who come out are all parents or grandparents who have a lot patience and will make sure all questions are answered. We want them to be self-sucient and provide training for their personnel even when we are gone, he said. is has to be instilled and implemented just like a re drill. We are building something that there isnt a standard for. For school presentations, students are not present, he said. e training is for school employees. e business course goes over violence training and prevention and how to look for signs and triggers in employees, so people can know how to respond before something happens and possibly prevent an incident. A portion of the course is dedicated to medical response. He recommended upgrading rst aid kits to trauma kits by adding tourniquets and quick clotting medicated gauze that can stop arterial bleeding. e No. 1 killer in combat or in a situation like this is blood loss, he said. Participants spend time learning how to apply a tourniquet under stress. Its about condence and empower ment to have a plan and share the plan, he said. For more information, visit https:// or call 561419-8869. PROMO CODE: FLOCK2018 www. TheFlamingoHouse com rf Guardian Defense trains local businesses and school employees on ways to medically help if there is an active shooter. Submitted photo. Guardian Defense trains local businesses and school employees on ways to act and help if there is an active shooter. Submitted photo.


24 Schedule your next lawn care service through Lawn Love app By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Jeremy Yamaguchi has disrupted the lawn care industry with his company Lawn Love. e Uber-like service is making its way to Boca Raton where you can receive an estimate for lawn care for your yard, schedule the service and pay for it all through Lawn Loves website or mobile app. Lawn Love founder and CEO Yamaguchi said his business is similar to Uber in the sense of how it changed the taxi industry. But dierent because instead of competing with all the small taxi companies, Lawn Love brings on mom-andpop lawn care companies and equips them with technology to increase their workload and become more ecient. We partner with them and give them tools, he said. e company helps create job routes and clusters jobs together so lawn care can be provided eectively. e technology allows the companies to charge their clients on the spot rather than through an old-fashioned paper invoice. W e bring this antiquated service to modern times, he said. e industry was stuck in the 20th century. I had the skills and wanted to build the solution. He said he mowed lawns as a kid and decided to put his soware engineering and product development background to use in the lawn care eld. And with warm weather year round, he said Boca is an ideal market for his company to expand into. He said Lawn Love is in 38 states and over 100 cities. e company has helped complete more than 300,000 lawn care jobs. He started the company, which is based in San Diego, Cali., in 2014. e service enables its users to instantly schedule, review, and pay for various types of yard work through the use of a mobile app or website. e platform is powered by satellite imaging soware which reviews a property and generates a quote in less than two minutes. e technology eliminates the need to have to meet a lawn care worker at your home just for a quote before a service is even scheduled. Lawn Love has recently partnered with hundreds of lawn care businesses across the area. e company aims to provide them with innovative scheduling, job routing and payment soware that will help them grow their businesses. e average lawn care company in Florida has only two employees and lack the resources to modernize their business models. We are trying to democratize soware for small businesses that will allow them to compete with dominating, corporate lawn care providers such as TruGreen, Yamaguchi said. Each independent contractor goes through a rigorous background check to assess their level of lawn care experience before they can begin work. Users can schedule a wide range of ser vices including lawn mowing, weeding, aeration, gutter clearing and more. For more information please visit: 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 Salt7 hosts 6th Annual Bachelor Auction Cocktails for Canines By: Brittany Tuorto Contributing Writer More than 350 people gathered together for the 6th Annual Bachelor Auction Cocktails for Canines held at Salt7 last month. Each year, 10 hand-selected shirtless Bachelors strut down the runway as they compete to raise the most amount of money for the local, no kill shelter, Tri County Animal Rescue. Special prizes and services were incorporated by the Bachelors in exchange for their support, such as personal training and gi cards. Season 12 Bachelor ette contestant, Chase McNary, received the highest bid of $2,100. All proceeds made from the $20 admission fee, rafe tickets, and silent auction go directly to the char itys emergency medical expenses which includes a variety of vaccinations and surgeries. is year the event raised the most amount of money to date with a total of almost $10,000. Nicholas Milano, VIP Host at Salt7, participated in this event for the third year in a row. is is denitely the most successful charity event we put on, Milano said. We try to do as much as we can for the community even if it costs us extra time or money. Its always been a great turn out. Pam Dubois event coor dinator and volunteer expressed her gratitude, Im very grateful for what Salt7 has done over the years. Without donations, we cant aord to give these animals the care thats necessary. It costs money to save lives and thats what we do.


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26 Sports Immortals Museum features crown jewels of sports in downtown Boca By: Ben Hirschman Lynn University Contributing Writer Joel Platt, founder of Sports Immortals Museum, has spent seven decades and traveled more than a million miles to accumulate the most valuable collection of sports memorabilia in the world. Dubbed by e Smithsonian Institute as the most outstanding collection on all sports, Sports Immortals Museum is a hidden treasure in downtown Boca. When Platt was just 4 years old he was involved in a gas explosion, and while recovering from injuries he received, he said Babe Ruth visited him in a dream, urging him not to give up on his recovery and encouraging him to become a major league baseball player or build a museum for sports greats. Platt went on to have a successful college career as a shortstop at Duquesne University, however injuries derailed his course to the major leagues. ough his hopes of becoming a major leaguer went out the window, he still had dreams of his museum in the rearview mirror. Between 1960 and 1985, Platt purchased eight of the largest sports collections in existence. I was fortunate to be able to corner the market on sports collectibles before they became valuable commodities, Platt said. Platts museum collection includes all major sports.e museum houses hundreds of Muhammad Ali items including robes, gloves and shoes. He has Roberto Clementes bat from his rookie season, his 1971 World Series jersey when he was named MVP. e list goes on and on. Just about everything you could think of, from every great, we have, he said. Platt personally cultivated relationships with athletes, as well as the widows of sports greats with hopes of obtaining items, creating an outlet for these legends legacies to live on. As a result, he was in the position to obtain all of Jim or pes items from his third wife when she passed away. You cant repeat what my father did in his journey today. You could probably redo the journey and come back empty handed, said Jim Platt, Vice President. ough none of the 30,000 items on display in the museum are for sale, 20,000 items are available for purchase in the memorabilia mart; it is a museum within a museum. ough Platt has achieved his dream of preserving the sports greats, his mission is nowhere near complete. Platt has big plans for his collection; he has hopes of developing an international hall of fame, sponsoring traveling exhibitions, and creating a sports curriculum with a major university. Sports Immortals Museum is located at 6830 North Federal Highway in Boca. Visit for more information. Joel Platt founder of Sports Immortals Museum. Photo by Ben Hirschman. Joel Platt founder of Sports Immortals Museum inside the Boca Raton location. Photo by Ben Hirschman. waffle wednesdays Craft beer milkshakes breakfast & lunch Tues-sat 8am-3pm 561-295-SODAhappy hour everyday 4-7 pm $25 OFF YOUR FIRST RX ORDER #delrayshorespharmacy @delrayshorespharmacy #foxworthfountain @foxworthfountain Monday 11am-9pm (Kitchen Closed) Tuesday-Saturday 8am-9pm (Breakfast & Lunch 8am-3pm) Sunday 11am-6pm (Kitchen Closed) Mon-Fri: 9:00am 6:00pm Saturday: 9:00am 2:00pm Sunday: Closed old school pharmacy with nostalgic charm FREE DELIVERY 124 NE 5th Ave. DELRAY BEACH 561-272-2124 Delray Ad V2.indd 1 9/20/2018 10:04:16 PM


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28 Financial journey of modern parenting: Joy, complexity and sacrificeStaff report Parents in the U.S. now spend $500 billion annually on their 18to 34-year-old adult children twice the amount they contribute each year to their retirement accounts, according to a new Merrill Lynch study conducted in partnership with Age Wave. e study also found that nearly twothirds of parents report having sacriced their own nancial security for the sake of their children. Even with the nancial challenges and sacrices, over 90 percent of par ents say that parenting is the most rewarding aspect of their lives. We sat down with Rachel Barzilay, CAP, CFP, CRPC, Managing Director, Wealth Management Advisor and Senior Portfolio Manager with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Boca Raton, to discuss the study and its ndings. Why was this study conducted? Of the 173 million parents in the United States today, 76 million care for children under 18. While 89 percent of all parents agree there is no normal when it comes to parenting, there are common patterns as the journey unfolds. e Financial Jour ney of Modern Parenting: Joy, Complexity and Sacrice takes an in-depth look at the nancial and emotional journey of contemporary parenting. is study marks the third in a multi-year research series from Merrill Lynch and Age Wave that examines ve distinct life stages: early adulthood, parenting, caregiving, widowhood, and end of life/legacy. e study surveyed more than 2,500 respondents in the United States who are over 18 and a parent to one or more children biological, adopted or step of any age. What would you say is the key take-away from this study? Parents of infants and toddlers say they act primarily as nurturers and protectors, and the majority (52 percent) say this is the most rewarding stage of parenting. e most challenging phase is with middle to high school-age children, when parents help their kids move towards independence by playing a variety of roles, including teacher, cheerleader and ATM. As children become independent adults, parents become advisors and friends, and oen nancial supporters. e role is ever-changing, which is one of the reasons nancial advice over the course of a childs lifetime can help protect parents from nancial mistakes. It is also worth noting that today, 73 percent of people factor nances into their decision to become a parent. In contrast, in the 1980s, only one-third of people took nances into consideration when starting a family. What is the hidden economy of ongoing support for adult children? Parenting is truly a lifelong nancial commitment. e greatest challenge parents face with adult children is maintaining strong relationships with their children and there are oen nancial ramications of this desire to stay connected. Each year, parents spend twice as much on adult children than they contribute to their retirement accounts, $500 billion and $250 billion respectively. irty-one percent of early adults live with their parents, a gure that is 50 percent higher than in 1960, and higher than the percentage who live with a spouse today. Seventy-nine percent of parents to adults 1834 say theyre giving at least some nancial support to their children. What can parents do to prepare? e costs of parenting are surprising and steep. e average cost of raising a child to age 18 is now estimated to be over $230,000. Nine in 10 parents are surprised by how much money they spent aer becoming a parent, and nearly two-thirds report encountering nancial diculties associated with parenting. It is also important for par ents to remember that nancial support doesnt usually stop at age 18. is study looked at the cost of parenting over a childs lifetime not just while they are under their parents roof. Parents need to pay close attention to nancial matters and plan from the very start of the parenting journey and then continue those mindful habits even aer their children have le their home. Above all, its important to take a holistic approach to nancial planning one that guarantees nancial security for both your child and yourself. Parenting is among the most profoundly fullling and constantly challenging shared human experiences. For most, it is a life-changing, identity-shiing, unpredictable and expensive journey. e nancial journey of parenting can be complex and challenging. Parents who traverse the jour ney well-informed, with eyes wide open, anticipating the practical and nancial twists and turns, can make the experience even more rewarding for themselves and their children. Dizzy Rock features No. 1 singer at re-openingBy: David DiPino Contributing Writer An eclectic collection of pop-culture furniture with fancy rugs, chairs, couches chairs and paintings can be found at Dizzy Rock on Federal Highway. During a recent re-grand-opening, local South Technical Education Center teacher Bonnie Jo-Hertz enjoyed shopping at Dizzy Rock, which borders her Los Mangos neighborhood, while sipping wine during the Friday night festivities. e wine was a treat for the special event courtesy of Dizzy Rock owner, Chris Estrada and his sta. You have to walk through this store a few times to see everything, Bonnie-Jo Hertz said. Dizzy Rocks landmark is a larger than life gorilla just near the front door. Its worth a stop at Dizzy Rock just to take a fun sele with the gorilla. Dizzy Rock is also known for its unique wallpaper and upholstery prints. At the re-opening, Australian recording artist Lee Coulter ew in from his home base in the San Diego music scene to croon to local families on his undersized but big sounding acoustic guitar. Couler recently had a No. 1 hit in Australia and New Zealand and climbed to No. 37 on iTunes with his singleWe You Me. For more information, visit dizzyrockfurniture. rocks e outside of Dizzy Rock is almost as eclectic as the inside. Photo By: David DiP ino Flower Power at Dizzy Rock on Federal Highway. Photo By: David DiPino Dizzy Rock is acollection of lights, pop-culture and Grandfather time located on Federal Highway. Photo By: David DiPino


29 Collins leads Mac and Cheese Diner forwardLocal eatery nds unique path to BocaBy Ethan A. Pond Lynn University Contributing Writer On March 5, 53-year-old Dan Collins was named I Heart Mac & Cheeses president and chief development ocer. Collins was tasked with bringing the company to another level of dining. Collins responsibilities include strategizing, planning, managing and marketing. His main focus as an executive is to ultimately expand this restaurant into a chain. Currently, I Heart Mac & Cheese has ve locations across Florida, including numerous spots in Broward County and one in Boca Raton. Michael Blum was my dining chef. He discovered that mac and cheese was the most requested item on his menu and decided he wanted to do a full-service restaurant based around it, said Collins on the initial concept of his restaurant. e rst location was established in Fort Lauderdale, where Collins brought on business partner Steve Giordanella. e new addition to the team changed it up to a fast-casual model. Near the end of last year, they decided they wanted to get into franchising, so they brought me on in January as a consultant and partner, said Collins. ats how I got to be president and chief development ocer. Collins goals mostly focus on the expansion of his franchise, not just countrywide but worldwide. In six years, our goal is to have about 200 restaurants across the country [while going] international, said Collins. Weve secured contractors that are licensed in every state. We have everything that we would need in order to be a successful franchise store. Having meals that connect customers to their pasts is of great importance to the story of I Heart Mac & Cheese. While all restaurants utilize the power of comfort food to attract customers, Collins company has managed to use their namesake as a focal point. e mac and cheese signage denitely gets them in the door, said Collins. People come in to nd we have mac and cheese sandwiches, specially-created tater tots and tasty salads. Even better, we have healthy options in addition to our indulgent options. I Heart Mac & Cheeses menu is comprised of numerous items with the customers needs in mind. e restaurant serves meals like lobster and white true mac, baked mac and cheese sandwiches and mac n cheese pizza. Franchises look for simple operations that are protable. When I saw how small this was, how the food was fantastic and how simple the operation was, I knew that this was a winner for franchising, said Collins. To keep tabs on all of the progress Collins and his team are making, the company can be found on social media as @ IHeartMacandCheese. Individuals can also visit their website at for their menu, hours and locations. r fn t b r n fn t b t b rfrrn tbrrnrt tr r nn tnnt rrt trrr General Manager, Wanda Francois, tells Hall her personal favorite dish, while giving advice on what to order. Photo by Chelbie Smith. e I Heart Mac & Cheese, Boca location is now open at 141 NW 20th St. in Boca Raton. Photo by Chelbie Smith. e inside of the I Heart Mac & Cheese Boca Raton location. Photo by Chelbie Smith.


30 Biz BriefsBusiness owners on east side of Delray host Holiday Beachside Stroll Dont stop at the Intracoastal bridge while you are shopping on Small Business Saturday. Head to the east side of the Intracoastal waterway from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Nov. 24 for the Holiday Beachside Stroll. e Holiday Beachside Stroll is a partnership among the merchants East of the Intracoastal waterway, said Chris Carey, Manager, Sara Campbell. Its a way to visit new shops featuring unique items for you or someone on your holiday list. is year, patrons can enjoy shopping on Small Business Saturday, walking along the beachside with holiday dcor, sweet treats, curbside entertainment, caroling and maybe even an appearance from old St. Nick as you enter the boutiques. While it is a new tradition, its one that will grow among families for years to come. We, along with the assistance of the DDA, wanted to showcase the variety of small businesses that the beachside has to oer. Petro Andreadis joins Prediq Media Group as Chief Growth Ocer Boca Raton-based Prediq Media, a digital marketing agency, has hired Petro Andreadis as Chief Growth Ocer. In his new role, Andreadis will be responsible for creating strategic growth plans for current clients, forging new business relationships, acquiring and developing new talent and furthering the companys mission. I am very excited to join this leadership team, as Ive worked with Prediq Media on a number of projects in a multitude of capacities throughout the years, said Andreadis. I truly believe in Prediq Medias culture, purpose and approach to client success, and I look forward to the journey ahead with our amazing clients and team. Divine Savior Academy opens Delray Beach campus Divine Savior Academy recently opened the doors of its Delray Beach campus during a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. President of Somerville Architects Mike Kadow, Chief Executive Ocer of Burke Construction Tony Burke, Executive Director of the WELS Church Extension Fund Scott Page, President of Divine Savior Ministries Carlos Leyrer, as well as Divine Savior Governing Board members and ocers, Divine Savior Academy and Church administration, faculty, sta, and families of Divine Savior attended. We are so excited to be a part of the community of Delray Beach, and we are condent that our beautiful facilities, supportive faculty, excellence in education, and loving, supportive Christian environment will serve our students and families well for years to come, Director Alison Kolander said. Divine Savior Academy operates a network of schools that serves students in preschool, elementary, middle, and high school on its four campuses in South Florida and Texas. DSAs network is part of one of the largest private school systems in the United States, one that has operated highly-regarded schools for over 150 years. Divine Saviors mission is to provide college-prep academics, supportive teachers, and a Christian environment to share Christs love with students and their families. Working as a multi-site system has allowed Divine Savior to develop excellence in systems, curriculum, and teacher training and development in order to support their schools in its mission. Divine Saviors campus in Delray Beach will serve students in preschool and elementary school. e campus itself has 41,600-square-feet of educational space on 10 acres of land. e Academys new, modern building features a library-media center, an auditorium with a performance stage, and an indoor play area in addition to large, light-lled classrooms. e grounds include a playground, parking and a future recreational eld. Shop Small downtown Delray Downtown Delray Beach shops, salons, spas, art galleries and other small businesses invite you to shop small on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24. Small businesses comprise 93 percent of businesses in downtown Delray. Shop Small Business Saturday is a nationwide movement to celebrate small businesses, while helping communities to thrive and stay vibrant. American Express created this national shopping day event for cardholders and merchants to encourage people to shop at small businesses. Participating businesses will be distributing branded Shop Small giveaways provided by American Express, while supplies last, as well as celebrating Shop Small in various ways such as with refreshments and special in-store promotions. Visit the Shop Small Hospitality Booth where customers who spend $50 at a Downtown Delray Beach small business can receive complimentary gis and Shop Small giveaways, while supplies last. e Shop Small Hospitality Booth will be in Pineapple Grove by the Banyan tree in front of Addison Gallery, 206 NE 2nd St., from 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. and in front of Hands Oce & Art Supply, 325 E. Atlantic Ave. from 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Snap a sele in your favorite Downtown Delray Small Business(es) using #DowntownDelray #SmallBizDelray and help share the love for our small business community. Already sold-out Boca Raton Mayors Ball to honor local individual, nonprofit, business ose lucky enough to snag a ticket to the fourth annual Boca Raton Mayors Ball before they sold out, will see the presentation of the George Long Awards. Named for the citys rst appointed mayor in 1924, the awards recognize a per son, nonprot and business that have championed the tradition of bringing indelible visionary ideas and transformation to Boca Raton. is year, Jerry Fedele will be honored for the individual category, Best Foot Forward for nonprot and Modernizing Medicine for business. George Long Award winners who will be honored at the Boca Raton Mayors Ball: Jerry Fedele, Daniel Cane of Modernizing Medicine, Donna Biase and Debbie Ellman of Best Foot Forward. Photo by Gina Fontana.


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32 Death or Glory celebrates holiday cheer with Miracle Pop-Up BarBy: Natalya Jones Contributing WriterTime to take out the ugly sweater and reindeer ears: its almost the most wonderful time of year, and Death or Glory is celebrating yet again! Miracle, the Christmas-themed pop-up bar, will take place for the second year in a row at the Delray hot spot, located at 116 NE 6th Ave. But Santa isnt making just one stop: Miracle on Rosemary will open right below e Palm Beach Improv in City Place at 550 South Rosemary Ave., Suite 158. Here, guests can enjoy seasonally themed cocktails amongst festive decorations. Some fun cocktails include the Christmas Carol Barrel (Aged Rum, Aquavit, Amaro, Pumpkin Pie, Demerara Syrup, Lime, Vanilla, Angostura Bitters), the And A Partridge In A Pear Tree (Reposado Tequila, Pear Brandy, Mezcal, Spiced Demerara Syrup, Lime, Egg White, Club Soda, Angostura Bitters, Cinnamon) and the Snowball Old Fashioned (Gingerbread Bourbon, Wormwood Bitters, Lemon Zest). Joann Spiegel and bartender Nico de Soto of Mace and Danico are the curators of these libations. All drinks will be served in Cocktail Kingdoms custom Miracle glassware, which include anything from mugs to coupes, highballs and rocks glasses. At Death or Glory, baries can purchase glassware with 10 percent of all sales donated to Action Against Hunger. However, it doesnt just stop at liquid fun. Some food items with hilarious monikers include Festivus for the Rest of Us (Baby lettuces, honeycrisp apples, dried cranber ries, candied pecans, goat cheese, cinnamon ginger apple cider vinaigrette), Yellow Snow Balls (Crispy Cheetos seasoned chickpeas), Lotta Sap in Here! (Fried/shaved brussel sprouts, rye whiskey maple caramel, maldon sea salt), and more. Both locations will have miracles launch Friday, Nov. 23 through New Years Eve Dec. 31. Miracle on Rosemary will be open noon to 1 a.m. while Miracle at Death or Glory will be open every day from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Visit or call Death or Glory at 561-808-8814. Wellington taco hot spot Don Chepos opens in Boca Raton By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Wellington restaurateurs have expanded a popular Mexican concept to West Boca Raton. Don Chepos Taco Shop has opened its doors at 6897 SW 18th St. is is the second taco shop concept by chef and owner Dustin Partt and his partner Juan Gando. e original opened last year in Wellington. We decided to do another Don Chepos just because of the success in Wellington, Partt said. e duo said the restaurant specializes in homemade, street-style tacos with fresh corn tortillas. We make our own tortillas, Partt said. We went real authentic Mexican. ey smoke their meats with a smoker and can accommodate vegetarians, vegans and those with gluten allergies. Partt got into the restaurant business as a waiter when he was in school. He made his way into the kitchen when the cook didnt show up one day at a restaurant his friend owned. He made his way into the kitchen to help and then began his culinary career. He worked at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach for several years as well as other local restaurants. He teamed up with Gando when they were working together and decided to open their own restaurant. Over the years they have had eight dierent restaurants. is one is the rst outside of Wellington. We are excited to come to Boca, he said. Its our rst time coming out of Wellington. We are trying to expand and grow. e name of the Mexican restaurant is aer the meaning of Don Chepo, he said, explaining its a cool, older guy that you look up to. Partt recommends the steak tacos, Tacos al Pastor and the tamales. On Tuesdays, you can try all the tacos for $2 a piece for Taco Tuesday. For more information, visitwww. Serving all of P alm Beach County and all of Brow ard County rfntfbnb nbnftfbnrfntb t


33 Delray local creates nonprofit to help those with Post-Concussion Syndrome By: Shaina Wizov Contributing Writer Its not every day that a local tness centers Director of Group Exercise decides to start his own nonprot organization; but aer years and years of struggling down his own dark path and nally nding relief, Ohio native and Delray Beach resident, Bill Dorton, knew this was his calling. He founded Head Injury Treatment Corp (H.I.T. Corp) in September and is dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for those who suer from Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS). Dorton had a successful sports career in both football and track, but it wasnt an easy road. His involvement in these contact sports sustained him with multiple head injuries throughout his youth, preventing him from continuing to play football in college. Dorton spent years in the dark, suering from the pain of his concussions, oen referred to as the invisible injury, and has experienced rsthand how much it can control a persons life. It was only recently that he found himself surrounded by medical professionals who were able to get to the root of the problem, and treat his actual injury rather than other doctors who just focused on treating the surface symptoms. anks to his experience with Plasticity Brain Centers, located in Orlando, Dor ton can think clearly and focus again, and no longer suers from constant confusion and discomfort. Now that he knows what its like to live a life of normalcy again, he wants to bring this feeling to others who are currently suering the way he did for so long. H.I.T. Corps mission is to help open to the doors to an improved quality of life for those suering from this invisible injury, who may not have the means to nd help themselves. ere are 1.6-3.8 million cases of sports-related concussions every year, and 90 percent of them go unreported, meaning those whove gone through these head injuries are not receiving the medical attention they need, nor the proper care or treatment required. Whats worse is that living with an untreated concussion can lead to risk of life-threatening conditions such as depression and lack of mental clarity. H.I.T. Corp believes that quality of life should never have a price tag. rough the generous donations and support from others, H.I.T. Corp aims to bring those who suer back to the life they knew before their injuries. Joining Dorton on his nonprot board are Jarrett Solimando and Brad Chapman, both of whom have sports backgrounds and have experienced or seen how a concussion can severely aect ones day-today life. ese three Delray locals are committed to raising funds to provide those who are experiencing the aer-eects of concussions with all of the necessary treatment at a top choice facility focused on head trauma and brain injury recovery. To donate, visit, and follow on Facebook to nd out details on upcoming fundraising events. H A L F OF F H A P P Y HO U R !4 6 P MM o n d a y F r i d a y A T T H E B A R ( S o m e R e s t r i c t i o n s A p p l y ) S e r v i n g : 1 9 P M B l a c k F ri d a y S p e c ial 4 6P M C o mp l i m en tar y Glass o f W i n e One Glass Per Person and Chefs Choice of Appetizers. L U N C H & D I N N E R M O N D A Y S U N D A Y 1 1 : 3 0 A M 4 P M / 5 1 0 P M D I N E F R O M 5 6 P M N I G H T L Y F I F T H A V E N U E G R I L L


34 Bocas economic development report By: Jessica Del Vecchio Economic Development Manager Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Cosmetic Solutions We were lucky to sit down with Warren Becker, the COO of Cosmetic Solutions to learn why they call Boca home. Cosmetic Solutions is a globally recognized, private label skin care manufacturer based in the Park at Broken Sound. eir products are available in country clubs across the US, as well as in Sephora, Ulta and Nordstroms. To tour their 65,000-squarefoot manufacturing plant and see the facility in action was beyond impressive. We have a clip of our visit on our YouTube channel, which can be found at City of Boca Raton Oce of Economic Development. Boca Makes the List conducted their annual list of Best Suburbs to Live in Florida. e rankings are based on a comprehensive assessment of the overall livability of an area. e study takes into account several key factors of a location, including the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics, and access to amenities. ese categories are selected in an attempt to measure the overall quality of an area. Out of the 351 municipalities analyzed, Boca Raton ranked No. 13 on the list. Boca also ranked on the Best Neighborhood list. is analysis included cities throughout Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. e list considered variables including, public school grades, nightlife, overall safety and whether the area was good for families. Boca Raton took the 10th spot in the tri-county region. Business Briefs With a 63.7 percent increase in sales for 2017, Orangetheory Fitness was named the fastest growing franchise in the nation. Phoenix Tower International con tinues to grow at an incredible pace. Now one of the fastest growing tower companies in the US, they recently acquired another 451 wireless communication tower sites from Digicel in Jamaica. With a gross revenue in 2017 of $5.41 million, Bocas Cardplat forms, LLC takes the No. 4 spot on Floridas Fast 100 list. Also on the list is Modernizing Medicine which is one of only two companies in the State to go six-for-six on the Florida Fast 100 list. A ll three Key Sales Transactions in Palm Beach County last quarter took place in Boca Raton. ese deals included the Boca Raton Innovation Campus, ADTs headquar ter building and 900 Broken Sound Parkway. ese sales equated to investments totaling $245,025,000. Everybody calls Lee!411 EAST ATLANTIC AVENUE, STE 2OOE, DELRAY BEACH | C allL ee.COM Lynn University student creates Cheeky swimsuit line By: Alli Mancini & Chelbie OlivierSmith Lynn University Contributing Writers Boca Raton resident Olivia Duval created her own swimsuit line Simply Cheeky Bikinis in 2014. For the rst two years aer Simply Cheeky launched, Duval handpicked every pattern, color and design while hand making every bikini. e 20-year-old Lynn University student is originally from Connecticut and grew up watching her mother make a living stitching together her own drapery business. My mother is ultimately my best friend, shes taught me how to market myself, while also assisting me in ways that I could improve my company, she said. Without her background of being able to sew, I probably would not have been able to pursue this. Duval was inspired to create her swimsuits true to size aer being out on the court for beach volleyball. Duval wants to be able to provide women with aordable, high end swimwear while also feeling condent in their body and self-image allowing them to embrace their curves. e motto that I have created for my brand is liv cheeky because wearing comfortable bathing suits while feeling beautiful is a lifestyle. Be you, dont let anyone change you nor care about what anyone thinks, said Duval. I can keep up with competition because we are fair priced, and a nice product. Duval has a website where her bikinis are featured online, ready for purchase while also conducting pop-up events all throughout the coast of Florida. Duval has worked events for volleyball tournaments ranging from young girls to adult females, emphasizing that her bikinis are made for everyone. Full coverage bottoms are oered for her younger and older less cheeky customers. Duval is constantly oering discounts when she is at her events and oers discounts online. We are not currently in stores, but that is our next step. I want to be able to put my bathing suits in a store without a huge upcharge, but still allow myself and the store to make a prot, said Duval. At the end of the day, I plan to conquer the world, one cheek at a time. For more information on Duvals swimsuit line or any retail opportunities, visit www. or on Instagram at simplycheekybikinis. Boca Raton resident Olivia Duval created her own swimsuit line Simply Cheeky Bikinis in 2014. Submitted photo. Women shopping Olivia Duvals bikinis during a pop up event. Submitted photo. Women shopping Olivia Duvals bikinis during a pop up event. Submitted photo.


35 REAL ESTATEBoca park update [37]INSIDE Palm Beach County Uptown Boca groundbreaking [38]Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County hosts VETERANS BUILDStaff report Help honor veterans during Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach Countys VETERANS BUILD on Nov. 9. Part of the city of Boca Ratons Veter ans Day festivities, join more than 200 volunteers working on transforming 10 homes in the New Pines neighborhood. e build is sponsored by Boca Raton-headquartered Vertical Bridge and grant funding from the Home Depot Foundation. e day will kick o with welcome remarks by Mayor Scott Singer, U.S. Color Guard ceremony and introductions of veteran homeowners will start the day at 8 a.m. prior to all volunteers joining crews from VETERANS BUILD. Between two revitalization shis, the volunteer appreciation lunch program will feature keynote speaker Retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Melvin Pollack, the POW detained for years during the Vietnam War in an adjoining cell to Senator John McCain. Pollack, who was shot down over Vietnam on his 78th combat mission in July 1967 and captured a few weeks before then Navy pilot John McCain, will share about their friendship during the Veteran Build lunch program. eir relationship began in 1968 when they met through the wall that separated their adjoining cells as POWs. Pollack currently serves on the Boca Raton Airport Authority, is board president of Boca-based Vets Helping Heroes that was started by another POW to provide service dogs to active duty military and retired vets. One of the Boca Raton veterans participating is John Brown, a Philadelphia native who at the age of 19 in 1968 joined the military aboard the USS Independence where he served as an electrician during the Vietnam War. Upon their relocation to South Florida John and his wife, Iola noticed that there was a lot to be done for the Pearl City community in Boca Raton and were determined to give back. In 2001, Brown began to build houses with Habitat for Humanity SPBC. Serving as Vice-President of (DISC) Developing Interracial Social Change Organization he was able to build a bridge where dierent groups of people could unify and ght social barriers together. Iola worked alongside John to build long-lasting homes and made it her mission to provide the children with educational tools by helping establish what is today known as: e Boys and Girls Club at Sand Pine Park, where the VETERANS BUILD welcomes the volunteers. Advance registration is required to participate. e volunteer builders will be working under the guidance of Habitat construction professionals. For safety reasons, volunteers to spruce up, paint, landscape, must: be age18 years or older email volunteer@hboca.organd reference VETERANS BUILD wear closed toe shoes, long pants; Veterans Build t-shirts will be provided arrive by 8 a.m. at Sand Pine Park, 300 Newcastle St. Rick and Pat Howard of Bocas Sklar Furnishings named Retailer of the Year by Home Furnishings Association Sta report Rick and Pat Howard, owners of Sklar Furnishings in Boca Raton recently took home the 2018 Retailer of the Year Award by the Home Furnishings Association (HFA) at HFAs Insights Conference in Minneapolis. HFA is the largest retail home furnishings association in North America with more than 1,400 members oper ating more than 7,000 stores. Celebrated for exhibiting exceptional examples of philanthropy, technology, customer experience, mentoring, sustainability and store design/merchandising and nominated by members of the home furnishings industry, HFAs annual Retailer of the Year award winners are selected by a panel of judges of members of the Associations board of directors, HFA members, manufacturers, service providers/suppliers and members of the industry media. e HFA recognized the Howards vision for their -year-old contemporary lifestyle branded store that is the culmination of a life-long passion for design, interior architecture and furniture. We are so honored with this coveted industry recognition and thank the Home Furnishings Association, our impassioned Sklar team, all our creative and dedicated industry partners, our supportive community in which we live, work and play, and of course, our valued customers, said Rick Howard, co-founder and president. We have always known that to be successful in retail you have to sell more than just products, you have to positively impact the community you live in, your sta work in, and your customers call home. Sklar Furnishings is open seven days a week: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays Noon to 6 p.m., and evenings by appointment. e 22,000-square-foot center is located at 6300 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33487. For more information, visit or ask for a Sklar Furnishings Design Associate at 561-862-0800. Volunteers during last years VETERANS BUILD hosted by Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County. Submitted photo. is years VETERANS Build is part of the city of Boca Ratons Veterans Day line up of events. Submitted photo.


36 Whats up in the real estate marketKaufman Lynn Construction breaks ground on its largest project Kaufman Lynn Construction (KL) recently broke ground on JM Family Enter prises $150 million headquarters renovation and expansion in Deereld Beach. e state-of-the-art campus is slated for completion in 2021.It is the largest project KL has undertaken in its 29-year history. Over three years, seven of the campus existing buildings will be demolished, three existing buildings will remain, and eight new structures will be erected, including three oce buildings, a two-story dining hall, 20,000 square foot sports complex, 55,000-square-foot conference and training center, and 900-vehicle parking garage. e new open-style campus will be complete with a caf, collaboration space, outdoor central plaza, fountains and walkways to encourage a connected work environment and appeal to new generations of professionals who prefer open space to cubicles. Delray mortgage banker arranges $6.72 million of nancing for retail center in Melbourne Chris Romer of Dockerty Romer & Co., a RECA member, has arranged permanent mortgage nancing in the amount of $6.72 million for an anchored retail property located in Melbourne. e property, known as Constellation Commons Shopping Center, is a newly constructed 94.5 percent leased 42,668-square-foot anchored retail center. e property is positioned along the west side of Wickham Rd. in the heart of Melbourne. e anchor tenants include Goodwill and Dollar Tree, the property also has an outparcel that includes Einstein Bros. Bagels and T Mobile. Dockerty Romer & Co. arranged the nancing through Deutsche Bank on behalf of their clients DMB Constellation Commons, LLC. Deutsche Bank provided a competitive 10 year, xed-rate mortgage. Both the borrower and lender worked very well together in an eort to reach a successful outcome, Romer said.Deutsche Bank provided an excellent debt structure which will allow our client to execute on their long-term business plan for this asset. St. Andrews Country Club home closed for more than $5.8 million Sale is 2nd highest home sale at the club in the last decade Steven Seigel, Director of Luxury Sales at Dettman Realty Group LLC in partnership with Aaron Buchbinder of BEX Realty, recently announced that their sale of the home belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Jared Perlin at 17308 White Haven Drive at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton, closed for a record-breaking $5,862,500 to an unnamed buyer. We were able to negotiate an amazing deal on behalf of our buyers for one of the largest homes and best lots in St Andrews, Seigel said. With the help of my team, the clients were able to see the potential in this property where other buyers couldnt because of the very specic style the previous owners had chosen for the home. e European-inspired estate has 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and totals13,962square-feet under air. e home is situated on .89 acres with 475 feet of panoramic lake front and golf course views. e home functions seamlessly for entertaining and comfort and features: Custom architectural elements and designer nishes Marble and wood oors throughout Stunning ceiling treatments Classic wrought-iron circular stairway Outdoor living room and garden ter race Innity pool in a resort-style oasis Custom-designed home theater Family room with pub Billiard room Grand master suite wing with rich wood paneled library Second oce Stream Lang Realty TV 24/7 Lang Realty recently launched Lang TV ( ), a lifestyle real estate channel that streams worldwide online 24/7. e channel features South Floridas nest agents, real estate, lifestyle activities, interior design, travel, country club living and more. As marketing platforms continue to evolve, this innovative format is designed to provide our agents with a competitive advantage in connecting with potential home buyers, sellers, other agents and local businesses throughout South Florida, said Scott Agran, president of Lang Realty. Each week a new show or segment will broadcast starting each Monday. e line-up includes: Showcase of Homes with host Oliva Hollaus who will take viewers on a breathtaking journey through South Floridas most spectacular properties for sale and meet the agents that represent them. Luxury Living at e Oaks with Lisa Hindin & Brian Bahn.Viewers will get a peek behind the scenes at e Oaks to meet the sta, learn about the amenities and get a personal inside look at some beautiful homes for sale. Luxury Living at DelAire Country Club with Jim Pappas and Paul show will feature DelAire Country Club and its amenities such as tennis, golf and restaurants, as well as 4-5 homes for sale in the community. e Luxury Living series will be an on-going 30-minute special featuring a dierent country club or community. Produced by BYL Network, Lang TV Lang TV can be viewed across all Smart TVs, Roku, Apple TV and from any internet connection around the world by logging onto Deereld Beach Mayor William Bill Ganz, Florida State Senator Gary Farmer, CEO of JM Family Enterprises Brent Burns, CEO of Kaufman Lynn Construction Michael Mike Kaufman, Chair man of the Board for JM Family Enterprises Colin Brown attend the JM Family Enterprises groundbreaking. Submitted photo.


37 Boca Council to address Wildflower & Silver Palm parks in NovemberBy: Diane Emeott Korzen Contributing Writer e next step for conceptual design of Silver Palm and Wildower waterfront parks is to present a detailed design bottled together at a November Boca City Council meeting. Some of you may remember us from presenting the Master Plan for the Waterfront Parks, EDSA Principal Designer Kona Gray told a roomful of residents at a Sept. 26 public input meeting on Silver Palm Park held at the Downtown Library. We did a full workshop and design process with Wildower Park last year. is year, were looking at Silver Palm Park. Once we agree on what the concept is for Silver Palm Park, we will overlay the Silver Palm ideas onto the overall design for the two parks. e connector under the Palmetto Park Bridge is key, Gray continued, describing it as a cool space, with public art potential. Coastal Project Administrator for the City of Boca Raton Jennifer Bistyga said the city has put the funds into its 5-year Capital Improvement Plan for Fiscal Years 2020-2021 -the target date for shovels in the ground on both parks. e city has allocated: Silver Palm Boat Dock -$50,000 in FY 18-19 and $1,500,000 in FY 19-20. Wildower Park --$1,000,000 in FY 18-19 and $2,000,000 in FY 19-20. e Waterfront Master Plan has monies budgeted for all ve years. $1,200,000 FY 18-19; $650,000 FY 19-20; $1,100,000 FY 20-21; $1,000,000 FY 21-22; $1,000,000 FY 22-23; $1,000,000 FY 23-24. During a 45-minute presentation, residents were rst presented with Concept 1 and Concept 2 for Silver Palm Park; then asked to speak publicly and/or write in their comments on a Silver Palm Park Concepts questionnaire, which was then collected. Residents were asked to check o design concepts they liked for each option, and to check o whether they preferred Concept 1, Concept 2, or a blended concept. By a show of hands, Concept 1 gained close to unanimous support in the room. is park [Silver Palm] has a function that we really need in the city, resident Bill Tinke said. We need more truck and trailer parking. Im not for a promenade. We can go to other parks for that. One of the main reasons why the majority of the public liked Concept 1 is it has more parking 53 total trailer spaces compared to Concept 2 with 39 total trailer spaces. Both concepts showed 24 trailer spaces plus varying amounts of grass overow parking; 29 grass overow spaces with Concept 1 vs. 15 grass overow spaces with Concept 2. Concept 1 has a picnic area to watch the boats; as well as shade sails overhead on the waterfront to provide relief from the sun compared to Concept 2 which has a shade structure. Concept 1shows parking in a single loop while Concept 2 has multiple drive isles. Concept 1 has a boat washing station near the center planting area compared to Concept 2 with boat washing near a south planting area. Concept 1 shows a large green park space in the middle while Concept 2 has three separated green spaces in the middle. Concept 1 has one pedestrian path across the center green space compared to Concept 2 with two pedestrian paths one along the north green space; the other connecting middle green spaces. Currently there are two boat ramps. ere is discussion about adding one to two more boat ramps and more docking space as there is not enough parking. TALENT & EXPERIENCE WITH RESULTS THAT COUNT Over $750 Million in Closed Sales to DateJulie Ann Giachetti, P.A. I 561.212.0022 | BOCA | DELRAY | HIGHLAND BEACH | OCEAN RIDGE | GULF STREAM | MANALAPAN ONE THOUSAND OCEAN Penthouse 702. Supremely luxurious w/ over 5500 sq. ft. Commanding Ocean & Lake Boca views. Beyond exquitsite. $7.750 M JUST SOLDDOWNTOWNDELRAY BEACH Newly renovated & loaded w/ both style & charm 4 BED + Game Room + Ofce. Lushly landscaped, private backyard. $1.795 MBEACH AREABOCA RATON Brand new modern & sophisticated Town home in desirable seaside area. Over 3,000 sq. ft. w/ private pool. Walk to the beach. $1.595 MINTRACOASTALPOINT LOT Build your dream home on this magnicent lot. Desirable SE exposure w/ 277 ft. of water frontage. $1.395 MDESIRABLEDELRAY BEACH Custom estate home w/ both golf & water views. 7700 sq. ft. Luxurious 1st r Master Suite. 5 bed 5.1 BA + a Library. $1.325 MOCEANFRONTHIGHLAND BEACHTotally renovated direct oceanfront 3 bed/2.5 BA townhome w/elevator. All the upgrades imaginable. Panoramic ocean views!$1.750 M Residents look at two conceptual plans for Bocas waterfront parks. Photo by Diane Emeott Korzen. Larry Cellon, Eliot and Amy Appel, and Joanne Loud attend a meeting on plans for two Boca parks. Photo by Diane Emeott Korzen. One of two conceptual plans proposed for Bocas waterfront parks. Photo by Diane Emeott Korzen.


38 Uptown Boca breaks ground on apartments, movie theater, grocery store Staff report Uptown Boca, which plans to bring 456 luxury apartments in a 150,591-square-foot mixeduse project is underway. Construction on the $200 million pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use development began last month during a ground breaking ceremony on the 38-acre site at Glades Rd. and 95th Ave. South in West Boca Raton. e development team of Giles Capital Group, Rosemurgy Properties and Schmier Property Group in partnership with Wheelock Street Capital celebrated the occasion with more than 100 guests including Palm Beach County Commissioners Mary Lou Berger and Steven Abrams, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch and President of West Boca Community Council and Chair of the Palm Beach County Zoning Commission Sheri Scarborough. We are pleased to bring a quality development project like Uptown Boca to this the community, said Alexander S. Rosemurgy, CEO of Rosemurgy Properties. With no new significant development in over two decades, this type of lifestyle component is long overdue in West Boca. It will truly create the complete shop, dine, live experience that this area deserves. Uptown Boca will feature a Luckys Market, Silverspot Cinema, Bolay, Chick-l-A, and a variety of other shopping and dining options. Retailers are projected to open in summer 2019 with multi-family available in early 2020. e Uptown Boca groundbreaking ceremony was followed by a reception featuring a Taste of Bolay and Chick-l-A. is project is an especially meaningful project for us because we grew up in Boca Raton, and we are now raising our own children in this community, said Brian Schmier, CEO of Schmier Property Group. We feel privileged and excited to be able to bring such a unique, upscale destination to West Boca. For leasing information, please visit www.up 700 E Atlantic Ave | Delray Beach, FL 33483561.272.4015 | IPRE.COM PRICE REDUCED NEW LISTING SEASIDE ENCLAVECoastal inspired 2 bedroom + den townhouse located in charming sea side enclave. Artisan elements throughout including idyllic garden courtyard with heated dipping pool and waterfall, all just a few steps from your private beach. $1,299,000 BREAKERS WEST Fantastic golf views from this 2 bedroom 2 bath home with a den and a large screened patio to enjoy the views. Open oor plan with cathedral ceilings Many recent updates including roof (7 yrs), and dishwasher, washer and dryer (2 years). 24 hour manned security guard gate and optional membership available in Breakers West and Mayacoo Lakes Country Clubs. $299,900 ID 10461814 VALLETTA2017 construction in East Boca Raton. Spacious two story townhomes with well-appointed nishes, IMPACT WINDOWS, tasteful nishes and functional open layout. 3 Bedrooms / 2.5 Bathrooms / 2 Car Garage / 2,563 sqft of living space and over 3,100 total sqft. $519,900 ID 10430635 PINE RIDGE AT DELRAY BEACH This lovely single family home has a spacious 2/2 oor plan with a den, 1 car garage, eat in kitchen, dining area, and a separate laundry off the kitchen. Located in the desirable 55plus community of Pine Ridge, amenities include pool, hot tub, tennis, shufe board and more. Property is partially furnished for easy move in! $244,000 ID 10463384 VENETIAN HOUSE Venetian House consists of 12 charming villas nestled in Downtown Delray Beach, two blocks from the ocean. This unique property offers lots of natural lighting, an open ow oor plan, tile ooring throughout, freshly painted interior, custom closets, and tons of storage space! $595,000 ID 10382829 HIGHLAND OCEAN HOUSE Welcome to this newly renovated, bright rst oor, 2 bed and 2 bath with screened in Florida room condo, located in the highly desirable Highland Beach! This is the perfect beach home just steps from the sand via private easement. Small intimate building of 4 units with magnicent sunset and water views. $598,000 ID 10472809


39 Delray Beach Housing Authority begins next phase of affordable housingStaff report e Delray Beach Housing Authority is continuing on the next phase of Village Square, which will feature 54 aordable townhomes for sale. e 3-acre site was purchased in 2004 in partnership with the City of Delray Beach and Community Redevelopment Agency for $762,000 including legal fees and title work, for the purpose of creating homeownership for low and moderate-income families. e plans include a mix of 2 and 3 bedroom units ranging in size from 1,410-square feet to 1,650-square feet under air conditioning with garages. e homeowners will enjoy a cabana and pool as recreational amenities, and all units will gain access from the rear through an improved alleyway, providing security and privacy for the individual owner. DBHA is currently in the planning process, preparing to submit for Site Plan Approval and building permits. It is estimated that construction will begin within the next 12 to 18 months. Our properties provide low-income working families a place to call home, said housing authority president Dorothy Ellington. By providing families with the space they need and ser vices that help parents and their children thrive, we help build communities. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, families who pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing are considered cost burdened and may have diculty aording necessities such as food, clothing, transportation and medical care. An estimated 12 million renter and homeowner households now pay more than 50 percent of their annual incomes for housing. A family with one full-time worker earning the minimum wage cannot aord the local fair-market rent for a two-bedroom apartment anywhere in the United States. A rendering of the Delray Beach Village Square project. Submitted photo. NEW LISTING NEW LISTING PORTA AL MARERare and highly desirable, a SE corner unit in the Prestigious Porta Al Mare! Immaculate, turn key and luxurious. 4 large bedrooms and a gracious ow for entertaining! A large kitchen and lots of storage space. Features include marble oors, wood stairs and lots of decorator features. This home is beautifully appointed. The master bedroom, dressing area and bath are very lovely. Private guest rooms with baths. A rare 2 car garage. Impact windows. This home is a must see and is inspirational living at its best! $650,000 ID#10456182LAKE IDA CHEVY CHASESpacious 3/3. Very large fenced backyard with double back gate for easy access to park a large boat or RV. Chicago brick driveway/walkways & tiki hut to enjoy the stunning sunsets! $635,999 ID#10408514PARAISO ESTATESNew luxury custom estate designed to your specications, on oversized deep waterfront lot in east Boca Raton/Delray Beach! Dream and build your custom estate from the ground up on 115 ft. deep waterfront lot. $4,980,000 RX-10263581BEL-MARRAThis gated 10,000 sf home from the Mary Widmer Luxury Collection is the only new construction home on a direct intracoastal point lot in Boca Raton available at this time. An estate of signicance! Flawless design, unparalleled construction & craftsmanship elevate this new construction masterpiece to a true work of art. $11,500,000 RX-10405730MANALAPAN OCEANFRONT This elegant estate encompasses 6 bedrooms, 9 full baths, 3 half baths, an ofce, a media/club room, gym, ofce, elevator, natural gas, 4 car garage, generator, innity edge pool and spa. The Manalapan Residence is situated in the Manalapan Beach estate section consisting of just 31 estate homes each spanning from the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway. The residence also enjoys private deeded club privileges at the nearby Eau Palm Beach Hotel. $24,900,000 ID 10458258 SEAGATE AT THE HAMLETMove right in and enjoy resort-style living in this fabulous 3/2.5 home in sought-after Seagate CC at the Hamlet. Large circular drive welcomes you through the gated front entry. Spacious, open and updated living, dining and kitchen areas with volume beamed ceiling, wainscoting and french doors leading to Florida Room also under air. Flexible oor plan offers a choice of two master bedrooms, both ensuite with walk in closets, plus 3rd bedroom/den. Enchanting private pool/spa area, also nished with Chicago brick, exudes an aura of romance. Whimsical two-person swing found under one of three arbors. Bar area with seating for 6 and lots of additional space for entertaining. Very special property! Furnishings negotiable. Seagate Country Club membership available but not mandatory. $710,000 ID 10458492


40 Beware of wire fraudBy: Christel Silver Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Mail and Wire Fraud is a crime when you use email or electronic communications media to defraud, regardless of success. Why am I writing about this? A Realtor friend just witnessed a terrible experience. In a closing for a $450,000 cash transaction, the title agent told the buyer that they did not receive their funds and they could not close. e buyer established with the conrmation number that the funds had been wired on time, just to nd out that the email with instructions for the wire from the title company had been hacked and was sent to a similar email with instructions to a fraudulent account number. e seller may have lost some money and the inconvenience of marketing the house again. But the buyer just lost $450,000. Can he recover the money? Maybe. I do not want you to get scammed for $1000 or $450,000. So be aware and be cautious. e Realtor should advise each client not to wire funds before verifying the information personally via a phone call with the recipient. e Florida Association of Realtors added an addendum of wire fraud warning. If you are a Realtor, please make use of it each time your client needs to wire funds in a transaction. (WFPN-1) ere are some measures from the government to reimburse lost money caused by a scammer. So, if you did lose money through a scam, immediately report it to the FBI. You can nd more information on FTC website. ( If you use the ATM machine, you have to have a code to succeed with your transaction. If I transfer funds from my Credit Union account online, they send me a code via text, voice mail, or email, which I have to enter to validate the transfer. A validation and authentication should be added before a wire is sent. e digital technology has brought us many consumer benets, but unfortunately it also increased fraud. Educate yourself and protect yourself. ere are insurance companies who can protect you, for a fee, but you can also use personal caution to prevent a disaster. About Christel Silver Christel Silver is a full time Broker/Owner of Silver International Realty servicing the East Coast of South Florida. In 1985 she was licensed in Maryland and Washington DC as a Realtor and later as a Certied Residential Appraiser and Associate Broker and has been in Florida since 2001. e National Association of Realtors (NAR) President appointed her (2010-2014) and again for 2018 as the Presidents Liaison to Germany, where she grew up and worked at the Justice Department for 17 years prior to coming to this country. e Germany Real Estate Organization (IVD) has an agreement with the NAR and she is an International member of this organization. Christel is a Certied International Property Specialist (CIPS), and a certied speaker teaching CIPS classes. Ms. Silver served the Florida Cer tied Residential Specialist (CRS) Chapter as President, as Regional Vice President helping Chapters to grow, and as a member of the Board of Directors for two years. She served previously as an ambassador. Fiy percent of her business is in the Inter national arena. For more information visit an expert: Your condo, HOA questions By: Harris B. Katz, Esq. Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Q: My HOA has a two-year contract with a handyman that calls him an independent contractor. e contract says he will maintain liability and workers compensation insurance and furnish us with a copy of his county contractors license annually.I found out that he does not, in fact, have any workers compensation insurance and he does not have a county-issued license of any kind. e board is aware of the situation but is unconcerned. ey say that under the law he doesnt need to carry a workers compensation insurance because he doesnt have any employees. I worry that were taking on unreasonable risk because the board is unwilling to do the right thing. If he gets seriously hurt on the property, I think we would be facing potentially disastrous consequences. H.T., Boca Raton A: Unfortunately, without additional information about what kind of work he is performing on the property and without knowing what his company is licensed to do, I cannot provide you with a specic response.However, I can provide you with some observations.First, as a general rule, employers conducting work in the State of Florida are required to provide workers compensation insurance for their employees. Specic employer coverage requirements are based on the type of industry, number of employees and entity organization.For a company engaged in the construction industry, workers compensation insurance is required if there are one (1) or more employees, including the owner of the business .For a company not in the construction industry, the law generally requires that it have four (4) or more employees, including the business owners.So, regarding your handyman, it would really hinge on what he is doing and which category he falls under for us to answer the question of whether he would be required to have workers compensation insurance.But, your boards assumption would be incorrect to assume that just because he does not have employees that he absolutely does not need to carry workers compensation being said, your concerns about what happens if the handyman gets hurt on your property is well-founded.A property owner can be sued if a contractor is injured while on the property. Based upon the fact that your handyman does not have workers compensation, the association is opening itself up to potential, unnecessary liability.When a contractor does not have proper insurance coverage, the property owner may be assuming the risks for their work mistakes and any injuries that may occur on the property.If, as you stated, the contract requires that he have the proper insurance and fails to do so, the board should take proper steps to ensure that he complies with the terms of the contract or consider hiring a new handyman who does carry the appropriate insurance, regardless of whether such contract language exists. 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: infor mation provided herein is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.e publication of this article does not create an attorney-client relationship between the reader and Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross, PLLC. or any of our attor neys. Readers should not act or refrain from acting based upon the information contained in this article without rst contacting an attorney, if you have questions about any of the issues raised herein.e hiring of an attorney is a decision that should not be based solely on advertisements or this column. www 5 BR 5 BA TH810 N Swinton A ve4BR 4 BA THSteve & Lori Martel $2,100,000 $2,100,000 $2,100,000 $2,100,000


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42 Design concept chosen for Boca National golf course By: Diane Emeott Korzen Contributing Writer Boca National Golf Course will feature an 18-hole course with a nine-hole short course, driving range, new clubhouse and a learning center/training facility. e design for the course was selected during the third public input meeting held by the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District. e board unanimously selected the design that was recommended by the Price Fazio architect team. Vice President of Nick Price Golf Course Design Wayne Branthwaite said this design made the most sense and appealed to a wider audience. All the amenities are close to the clubhouse: the nine holes, the 18 holes, the driving range and hotel. He had called it the option that meets all the [Beach & Park Districts] goals. Branthwaite, who hails from South Africa, was once a Certied Golf Course Superintendent. Aer building a few courses in Asia, Branthwaite joined Gary Players design rm for a few years before he was hired full-time by Nick Price. Also present at the most recent public input meeting on the golf course was golf course designer Tommy Fazio, and other members of the Price Fazio team. Fazio called the 80-acre northwest par cel the most ideal for a new clubhouse compared to two smaller parcels: a 72acre east parcel and a 62-acre west parcel where the old maintenance facility and clubhouse were located. Aer waiting on permits to begin demolition of the old buildings, the Beach & Park District received the permits last month and a perimeter fence has gone up, according to Assistant Director Briann Harms. e hotel, clubhouse and maintenance building will be demolished by a subcontractor of MDS Builders Inc., the company that is working on the Swim & Racquet Center. At the Oct. 11 regular meeting, the Beach & Park District discussed two additional items involving the golf course. 1) Potential acquisition of additional property on Jerey Street and 2) Landscape Improvement of Boca Teeca Entry. e property in question is a .8 acre property at 5910 NW 2 Avenue, on the northeast corner of Jerey Street (east portion of the golf course). It was appraised at $660,000 but the owner is asking $850,000. e property was the sales oce of Boca Teeca and has an enlarged parking area. However, it is currently being used as a winter residence for the owner. Following the meeting, e board was in favor of having Executive Director Art Koski explore with the city their serious interest in abandoning Jerey Street east of 2nd Avenue, and nding out if they would agree to a rezoning (from residential to commercial) if the Beach & Park District were to purchase the property. Regarding landscape improvements to the Boca Teeca Entry the east portion which the District is responsible for, and the west portion which the city is responsible for as part of an Interlocal Agreement Koski said the District was already obligated to maintain its portion, and pays somebody to mow the grass. Id like to see us improve both sides of the entrance with some type of landscaping improvement to benet residents and the golf course, he said. Aer discussion, Koski was given the goahead to get landscape ideas and cost estimates from Branwaites team. Tickets on sale Nov 1866-571-2787 (ARTS)seats starting at $25 2018 & TM Lucaslm Ltd. All Rights Reserved Disney. Feb 28-Mar 10, 2019festivalboca.orgDoris Kearns Goodwin Pink Martini Kitsopoulos conducts The Symphonia Nu Deco Ensemble Film with Live Orchestra Documentary: Bending the Arc Stars of the Bolshoi and Russian National Orchestra Arturo Sandoval Authors & Ideas Series Presented by The Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts, Mizner Park, Boca Raton. Sponsored in part by the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council, and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. Constantine Kitsopoulos, Music Director Beach & Park District hears from Wayne Branwaite before voting on design. Photo by Diane Emeott Korzen. e scene in Willow eater at Sugar Sand Park on Sept. 17, the night of the vote on Boca Nation Golf Course design. Photo by Diane Emeott Korzen.




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45 A sit down with Stephen Chrisanthus: Reggie DeeBy: Stephen Chrisanthus Special to the Delray Newspaper is month I wasnt physically able to sit down with my guest, but I was able to catch up with Delray Beach community outreach superstar and WMBX DJ Reggie Dee on his cross country walk for unity and positivity, to talk about why Delray Beach is not only a great place to live but an active community for impacting the lives of our children and residents. Why did you choose to walk across the entire United States? To help raise awareness of the unity and positivity that is needed in our communities. Im also reaching people with positive messages through social media across the country. To not just talk about it, but show the people and places that exist right outside their own neighborhoods and what they can achieve. How does what youre doing translate locally? Ive always been highly involved in the Delray Beach Community, and try to help bring awareness to local causes. I try to reach as many people as I can, especially children, with positive messages. As a DJ I have covered everything from local football games, celebrity bowling and basketball tour naments, police events, charity events of all sorts Im now trying to get national attention and relay my experiences back home to Palm Beach County. Arent you are especially involved in helping children? I have a background that troubled kids can relate to. I speak at juvenile detention centers, rec centers and schools trying to inspire kids to be the best versions of themselves. Be polite, dress right, have self-respect and respect for others. Ive been in their shoes and I dont want them to make the same mistakes I did. I know you are very active within the whole county, but what makes Delray Beach so special? Delray has a lot of community involvement; you can see that people care about Delray. It takes eort and the Delray Police are out in the community, and so are the other government departments. Delray has black neighborhoods and white neighborhoods mixed together that are peaceful and respectful. We need even more of that. You can be on Atlantic Avenue and grab an ice cream, hit a club or just walk the strip, and there is no drama. So how long have you been on this walk? I set o from the MLK Memorial on Flagler in West Palm Beach one morning in August and will end this November in Seattle, Washington, 90 days and 3,300 miles later. Ive climbed mountains, winded down state routes and met a lot of amazing people. You can follow me or donate to the cause on WalkForUnity. com. Im also on the air daily on local stations. When back in Palm Beach County you can catch me on x102.3 Besides Florida of course, what has been your favorite state? Colorado. e people are so genuine and nice. Its such a clean state and the scenery is breathtaking. What would you like to see more of back here at home? Id like to see public gures held more accountable, and work more with the kids. We need more support for our schools, far more supplies and educators need to be recognized. Also, I would like to see a stronger bridge between the police department and our kids. When I return I plan to continue to do my part and become an even bigger inuencer in helping unite communities and spread positivity.


46 Spady Museum to showcase Miami-basted, Haitian artist Edouard Duval-CarriSister exhibit presented at the FAU Schmidt Center Gallery Staff report Head to the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum or Florida Atlantic Universitys Schmidt Center Gallery this month to see works from Miami-based, Haitian-born artist Edouard Duval-Carri. Duval-Carri creates colorful, socially and politically-oriented narrative art that channels his knowledge and fascination with Haitian history, spiritual beliefs and folklore. For Decolonizing Renement: Kingdom of this World, his art is combined with histor ical artifacts related to Floridas agricultural labor history, borrowed from south Florida regional historical collections. Dierent artifacts from Decolonizing Renement: Contemporary Pursuits in the Art of Edouard Duval-Carri will be on display at the FAU Schmidt Center Gallery and at the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum as a two-part, sister exhibition. Spady Museums show will run from Satur day, Nov. 10 through Friday, April 26, 2019; the exhibition opening reception will be held Friday, Nov. 16. FAUs show will run from Friday, Nov. 9 through Saturday, Feb. 2. e Spady Museum will hold a special Ride and Remember Bus Tour on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, which allow riders to enjoy both exhibits in one day. e tour will begin at 11 a.m. with riders exploring the elements on display at the Spady, then boarding the bus to travel to FAU to experience the Schmidt Center Gallerys elements. Cost for the tour is $35. e project was devised by a team of art history scholars with Duval-Carri at Florida State University, where a version of the exhibition was rst presented this past spring. e goal of the FSU art historians is to expand understanding of Caribbean visual culture and the arts of the African Diaspora by implicating the colonial heritage of Florida and the broader Southeastern U.S. in cir cum-Caribbean histories. e exhibition employs Duval-Carris recent works, which critique the Francophone history of Caribbean representation, as agents of decolonization. e Museum of Fine Arts at FSU organized the exhibition and published a catalogue with several essays by the FSU art historians and other scholars. Khaulah Naime Nuruddin, University Galleries, FAU Museum education coordinator, serves as curator for both the FAU and Spady Museum versions of the exhibition. In association with Decolonizing Renement: Kingdom of this World, FAUs College of Arts and Letters will present a series of related public programs that will inaugurate the new Americas Initiative. e Initiative supports interdisciplinary research, and the comparative analysis of culture, history, society, politics, music, art, media, language and literature of the Americas, exploring the interconnections between North, South, Central America and the Caribbean. Learn more at galleries/ IF YOU GO: New! Sister Exhibition: Decolonizing Renement: Kingdom of this World Miami-born Duval-Carries art is combined with historical artifacts related to Floridas agricultural labor history, borrowed from south Florida regional historical collections. Nov. 10,-April 26 at the Spady Cultural Her itage Museum, 170 NW 5th Ave Exhibit opening reception: 6-8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Nov. 9-Feb. 2 at the Schmidt Center Gallery on Florida Atlantic Universitys campus, 777 Glades Road, Special Exhibit Ride and Remember Bus Tour 11 a.m.1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 $35 per person Location: At the Spady Museum to Florida Atlantic University Delray resident awarded scholarship from Arrow Exterminators Staff report LeChara Pryor of Delray Beach was recently awarded a scholarship from Arrow Exterminators. e scholarship program was open to Ar row team members and their dependents who were either graduating high school seniors or enrolled in a college program. e applicants were asked to write a short essay on what has surprised them the most about the Pest Control Industry. LeChara is entering her junior year at Flor ida International University where she is working to obtain her bachelors degree in arts in psychology. She has served in leadership positions in many multi-directional groups on campus including Treasurer of the Black Student Union (BSU), a Research Assistant for FIUs Mental Health Interventions and Technology Lab. She aspires to one day earn a PhD in clinical psychology. Arrow Exterminators created the scholar ship programs for Arrow team members and their family to encourage personal and professional growth. e money awarded is specically designed to assist students with their higher education expenses and facilitate their path to pursuing a career. Delray DDA wins Flagler Award Staff report The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was recognized with a 2018 Flagler Award by Visit Florida at the Florida Governors Conference on Tourism in Orlando. In recognition of outstanding achievement in Florida Tourism marketing, the Silver Award in the Special Event Category was presented to the DDA for the 2017 Delray Beach Fashion Week. Images of the elements of Decolonizing Renement: Kingdom of this World that will be on display at the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum starting this month. Submitted photos. Delray Beach DDA Team: BJ Sklar, Lauren Lyall, Laura Simon, Richalyn Miller, Kellie Ames. Submitted photo.


47 On the ballot part 2By: former Boca Councilman Robert WeinrothLast month, I began to outline a summary of proposals that will be posed to voters on the ballot this month. To review the full language of the CRC proposals, go to: Here are the remaining questions you will face in November: QUESTION 7 / CRCRevision 2: If approved, a minimum vote threshold for university boards of trustees and the board of governors to impose or authorize a new fee or increase an existing fee would be established. It goes on to specify the purposes of the State College System and provide for the governance structure of the system; and establish the right of survivors of specied rst responders and military members to death benets. e League of Women Voters of Florida offers the following analysis: Universities boards of trustees and the state Board of Governors would require a supermajority approval from their members to increase student fees or impose new ones; It would make the governing framework for state colleges a part of the Constitution; It would create a constitutional requirement for state and local governments to pay death benets to rst responders; It would expand the denition of rst responders under state law to include paramedics and emergency medical technicians; It would require the state to provide death benets to members of the U.S. military who are either residents of Florida or who are stationed in the state; and It would create a nancial burden on local and state government from paying death benets to a larger group of rst responders and members of the military for which funding is not identied. Approval of this revision is supported by the Association of Florida Colleges and opposed by the League of Women Voters of Florida; Florida Education Association. QUESTION 8 / CRS Revision 3:(Removed) QUESTION 9 / CRC Revision 4: If approved, the revision will prohibit the drilling for exploration or extraction of oil and natural gas in specied state waters; and establish a general prohibition on the use of vapor-generating electronic devices in enclosed indoor workplaces. is proposal is supported by the Florida Wildlife Federation; Gulf Restoration Network; American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network; League of Women Voters of Florida; and Florida Policy Institute; Progress Florida. Opponents include the Florida Petroleum Council; Associated Industries of Florida; Consumer Advocates for SmokeFree Alternatives Association; Florida Education Association;and the Florida Chamber of Commerce. QUESTION 10 / CRC Revision 5: e proposed revision would require the Legislature to convene for regular session on the second Tuesday aer the rst Monday in January of each even-numbered year; establish the Oce of Domestic Security and Counterterrorism within the FDLE; require, rather thanauthorize, the Legislature to provide for the Department of Veterans Aairs and prescribe its duties by general law and to remove the authority of a county charter or a special law to provide for choosing county ocers in a manner other than election and to prohibit a county charter from abolishing county ocers, transferring the duties of a county ocer to another ocer or oce, changing the length ofterms of county ocers, or establishing any manner of selection of county ocers other than by election. is revision is opposed by both the League of Women Voters of Florida; Florida Education Association QUESTION 11 / CRC Revision 6: e proposed revision wouldto remove a provision authorizing laws that regulate or prohibit the ownership, inheritance, disposition, and possession of real property by aliens ineligible for citizenship; remove prohibition on the retroactive application of changes in criminal laws to punishment of previously committed crimes; and delete an obsolete Constitutional provision regarding the development of a high speed ground transportation system. is revision is supported by the Florida Chamber of Commerce and opposed by the Florida Education Association. QUESTION 12 / CRC Revision 7: e proposed revision would create a new section of the State Constitution to establish certain restrictions for specied public ofcers and the judiciary regarding lobbying for compensation of another person or entity before certain government bodies and to prohibit the abuse of a public position by public ocers and employees. Supporters: Integrity Florida; Common Cause; and the Florida Policy Institute; Opponents: Florida Education Association,and the Florida Chamber of Commerce QUESTION 13 / CRC Revision 8: Originally, a circuit judge struck the greyhound-racing ban from the ballot. However, the Supreme Court of Florida has reinstated the proposal. If approved, the racing of, and wagering on, greyhounds and other dogs would be prohibited aer a specied date. Supporters: Grey2K USA and the League of Women Voters of Florida; Opponents: Flor ida Greyhound Association; Florida Education Association;and the Florida Chamber of Commerce QUESTION 13 / PBC School Question: Shall the School Board of Palm Beach County have authority to levy 1 mill of ad valorem millage? e money would, according the the School District of PBC, be dedicated to the oper ational needs of District public schools to fund school safety equipment, hire additional school police and mental health professionals, fund arts, music, physical education, career and choice program teachers, and improve teacher pay beginning July 1, 2019. e authority, if approved, automatically sunsets on June 30, 2023. Oversight over the expenditures would be the responsibility if an independent nance committee of citizens and experts. e School Board has provided the following justications for the request: 1. Enhance Public Safety: Maintain a certied law enforcement ocer in every school. Hire additional police ocers and pur chase additional safety equipment. Hire additional mental health professionals school counselors, social workers and psychologists to support the social and emotional well being of student. 2. Keep Arts & Music Education: Continue to fund over 650 Art, Music, PE, Health, Choice and Career education teachers. Ensure there are no cuts made to existing teaching sta levels. 3. Improve Teacher Pay: Provide all experienced eective and highly eective teachers with a retention supplement based upon their years of experience. 1 to 4 years of experience $1,000 annual retention supplement; 5 to 9 years of experience $5,000 annual retention supplement; 10 years of experience or more $10,000 annual retention supplement If approved by voters, these supplements will be in place for 4 years (FY19 to FY23) beginning in August of 2019. 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 thinkLast month, we listed some of our favorite movies and asked our readers to email us with some of their favor ite icks. Here are some of the movies we received from our readers: Gone with the Wind To Kill a Mockingbird One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest E.T. Midnight Cowboy e Graduate e Sixth Sense Crazy Heart Rain Man Sophies Choice Dances with Wolves Titanic Forrest Gump e Hustler Kramer vs Kramer Apocalypse Now High Noon Ben Hur Lawrence of Arabia Dr. Zhivago In Bruges True Lies e Usual Suspects Once Upon A Time In e West e Good, the Bad and the Ugly e Intouchables (France) La Strada What About Bob? Toy Story 3 Les Infants du Paradise (France) Swept Away (1974) Seven Beauties Spirited Away Vera Cruz e Artist e Quiet Man Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Mad Love (1935) Stagecoach (1939) My Darling Clementine Napoleon Dynamite Millers Crossing e Dark Knight


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