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DELRA Y BEACH, FL The Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts returns for its 23r d year on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22, 2012 featuring a widear ray of fine art by the nations top artists. Consistently ranked as one of the best ar t events in the U.S. by Sunshine ArtistMagazine, the festival appeals to locals and tourists alike. Admission is free. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. The festival will span one mile of Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach, starting at Federal Highway and continuing east over the Intracoastal W aterway to A1A. An eclectic mix of the finest art in the country will be on display and available for sale. From the vibrant and bold to the subtle and whimsical, festival goers will be able to explore original works of art created in a myriad of styles and media including paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelr y, collage and ceramics. Prices are set to suit all budgets; items range from $25 hand-designed ear rings to $30,000 metal sculptures. The festival is pr esented by Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company that pr oduces more than 40 juried art shows per year around the U.S., including the Las Olas Art Fair in Fort Lauderdale, the Downtown Aspen Art Festival in Aspen, CO, and the Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival in Chicago, IL. Artists are juried by an independent panel of expert judges and hand-selected from hundr eds of applicants based on quality and diversity. All artwork is original and handmade in America. Artists will be on site forthe duration of the festival to discuss their work and inspiration. Festival hours are 10 am to 5 pm each day. For more information, call 561-746-6615 or visit DELRAY BEACH WELCOMES BACK FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Eclectic mix of fine art, top local & national artists HYATT PLACE ON PACEFOR FALL OPENING CRA Incentive Gives Hotel Developer a Welcome Assist by Paula Detwiller The Pineapple Staf f Writer The void that has been at the heart of Delray Beachs Pineapple Grove ArtsDistrict for the past few years is finally being filled. Constr uction crews are busy erecting a 4-stor y Hyatt Place hotel at the corner of NE 2nd Avenue and NE 1st Street. Not only will the project bridge the physical gap between buildings, but it will also bringtourists, visitors and at least 45 new jobs to the downtown. The new hotel will of fer 134 hotel rooms at an average rate of $150/night, and about 2,000 square feet of conference r ooms and small meeting space. A large patio area, including an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, will be built on the rooftop of the hotels 2-story parking garage, creating an outdoor entertainment space with a 180-degree vista facing the west. Many local mer chants expect the hotel to have a positive impact on the ar ea. This does two things for downtown, said Gene Fisher president of the Pineapple Grove Arts District board. It creates continuity, with hotels at various price points from the beach to the middle of downtown. And it will feed foot traf fic onto Pineapple Gr ove Way and Atlantic Avenue. Its a tremendous thing. The Hyatt Place hotel is the first project to receive funding under the DevelopmentInfrastr ucture Assistance (DIA available thr ough the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. The CRA will reimburse the developerKolter Commer cial, LLC of continued on p. 16 Youre holding Delray Beachs new community newspaper, dedicated to covering thehappenings and have-you-hear s of downtown Delray Beach, fr om our oceanfront to Interstate 95. In each monthly issue youll read about upcoming events, emerging artists and musicians, new business developments, educational and recreational opportunities and anything else that impacts our V illage by the Sea. The Pineapple will be available free of charge at over 100 distribution points, includ-ing cof fee shops, r estaurants, newsstands, hotels, salons, City Hall, the public library, and the Chamber of Commer ce. Our core development team consists of Publisher Jeffrey Diaz, Community Relations Director Gene Fisher, and Marketing Director Ryan Boylston. We chose the namePineapple in tribute to Delray s histor y as a major pineapple gr owing area, and because the sweet fruit is a universal symbol of friendship and warm welcome. In this spirit of hospitality, we invite you to share your news and story ideas. Email us or give us a call at 561-299-1430. For adver tising infor mation, call R yan at 954-415-1895. We hope you enjoy our first issue. Thanks for reading! Welcome to The Pineapple www Your Downtown Delray Beach Community Newspaper JANUARY 2012 delray beach thePINEAPPLE $10 from now to December 30th $15 on December 31stDOWNTOWN DELRAY BEACH DECEMBER 31, 2011 4 pm to MIDNIGHTTickets available at City Hall, 100 ft. Christmas Tree, Delray News Stand, Delray Beach Public Library and Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. Credit cards accepted at City Hall and The 100 ft. Christmas Tree. Kristina Saltzman, owner of Palm Beach Native Sun by Rigel Her man The Pineapple Staf f W riter She has always loved fashion, clothing and the look of a chic, no-nonsense woman. In fact, shes been using her fashion sensibilities to dress women here for 13 years. Kristina Saltzman, owner of fashion boutique Palm Beach Native Sun, says she chose to bring her passions to life in Delray Beach for good reason. Delray feels like a New England town to me -friendly, stylish and with a lot of character, Saltzman says. Palm Beach Native Sun, located in the heart of the Atlantic Avenue shopping zone, is as well known for its contemporary womans clothing as it is for Saltzman herself. A Vermont native, sheappears taller than she is, with long blonde hair and a r eputation for dressing impeccably. If she is in the stor e, its obvious to a shopper that shes the owner. Her presence and confidence in her clothing make it unmistakable that she chose ever y piece of clothing in her stor e with car eful con sideration for her clientele, genuinely acknowledging the taste level of the Delray Beach woman. While Saltzman has been a retail business owner for over 20 years, she now works as a clothing r epresentative for several lines as well, including Bailey 44, a brand she carries at Native Sun. Being a rep means she is the sales liaison between the clothing company and the retailer. By adding this job to her repertoire, she is able to expand her personal clout in the fashion industry and also gain a sense of what women want and what is selling on a national scale. For Native Sun, this translates well, considering how many of her clients are Downtown fashion r etailer loves dr essing Delray Beach continued on p. 16


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JANU ARY2012 3 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM 8th annual event features workshops, readings, talks and panel discussions DELRAY BEACH, FL Miles Coon, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival (PBPF tival is r eturning to Old School Square in Delray Beach for six days, Januar y 16-21, 2012. Eight of Americas most gifted poets will be in Delray Beach to teach workshops for qualified writers of poetry, once again offeringa gr eat learning opportunity to both local poets and those fr om ar ound the globe, said Coon. Two extraordinary performance poets will bring their powerful voices to our latenight cof fee house on Januar y 21 and to two Palm Beach County high schools. Im par ticularly pr oud to announce that Charles W right, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, will be our special guest poet. He will read his work at the Gala Reading on January 18, following the festival gala. In addition to serving the writing community through our professional workshops, the Palm Beach Poetr y Festival will once again offer numerous opportunities for the public to hear truly great poetry, written from and for our time, read by poets who engage and enthrall the audience, added Coon.They ar e a diverse group, ethnically, demographically and aesthetically. When people hear them, they will hear America singing. Tickets are on sale through the festival website and at the Cr est Theatre Box Office at Old School Square. General Admission ticket prices per event are $12/adult, $10/sen-ior and $8/student. Special student gr oup rates ar e available. All events take place in the Cr est Theatre and V intage Gymnasium of Old School Square in Delray Beach. For more information about the Palm Beach Poetr y Festival 2012 and a complete list of the public events, visit Palm Beach Poetry Festival returns to Old School Square Master poets Kim Addonizio and Thomas Lux, Gala Reading, Palm Beach Poetry Festival DELRAY BEACH, FL The Downtown Development Authority is showcasing the array of fine art and fabulous fashions available in Delray Beach. The Night & Day Art and Fashion Month promotion is a collection of artgalleries, cultural centers, enter tainment venues, char ming boutiques, shops and more that have designed a mix of colorful activities and stylish promotions that will truly provide the locals and visitors with a stylish experience. This Januar y we are showcasing the over 70 fashion boutiques and shops in Downtown Delray Beach along with fabulous art, expresses Marjorie Ferrer, Executive Director, DDA. We are taking this opportu-nity to shar e with visitors and residents the spring collections that each shop has to offer An innovative way to show all the fabulous fashions is to create a one of a kind event in Downtown Delray Beach Fashion on the A venue, the Nations Longest Runway Fashion Show featuring the designs from over 70 participating shops. The runway will line the center of Atlantic Avenue from Swinton toEast 5th A venue, right in the heart of downtown. This will be a truly unique experience that you will not what to miss and a wonderfulway to show the variety that our shops have in Delray Beach, comments Laura Simon, Associate Dir ector, DDA. Fashion on the AvenueDate: Thursday Jan. 26, 2012 T ime: 8-9pm Location: Atlantic Avenue from Swinton A venue to E. 5th Avenue Cost: VIP Runway Seating will be available for $25 (a por tion of the ticket cost will go towards St. Judes Hospital and the Guild for the Blind) Tickets: Purchase Tickets at Luxe Group: 149 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL or call 561-827-2075 W eb: www Social: Information: 561-243-1077 Fashionistas will thrill to the fashions of more than 300 shops and boutiques as they showcase their appar el on the "Nations Longest Runway". Throughout the month visitors and locals alike can truly experience what makes Downtown Delray a place of style without attitude. The "Centennial Celebration T ime Capsule" will be sealed on January 31, 2012 and is scheduled to be r eopened in the year 2061. The public is invited to submit items for the capsule that will live on as par t of the City's history. Everyone in the Delray Beach community is encouraged to par ticipate including r esidents, business owners, or ganizations, schools, community gr oups and visitors. The Delray Beach Historical Society is requesting a $10 donation per submittal, which willbenefit Centennial ef forts. Examples of time capsule items include photos, letters, school pr ojects, books, CDs/DVDs of favorite music and/or movies, local magazines, r estaurant menus, grocery store receipts, etc. T ime capsule items can be dropped off Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm at the Delray Beach Historical Society 111 North Swinton Avenue, thr ough January 31, 2012. For more infor mation, call Dor othy Patterson, Archivist, at (561or E-mail dbhsar V isit for upcoming Centennial events. Items welcomed for Centennial T ime Capsule Downtown Delray Beach explodes with Art & Fashion throughout January


4 JANU ARY2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM Master Playwright Series star ts in February and inaugural production opens in March by Beau Higgins Cour tesy Br oadwayW Alyona Aleksandra Ushe, Executive Director of Arts Garage, the vibrant and diverse cultural hotbed in downtown Delray Beach, has announced the addition of LouT yr r ell as Ar tistic Dir ector of a new of fshoot, The Theatr e at Arts Garage. Incorporating an Off-Broadway resident theatr e company into the fiber of the or ganization is a vibrant next step in the evolution of Arts Garage,accor ding to Ushe. Engaging Lou Tyrrell, who is a creative force with a proven track record,dynamic vision and unwavering resolve, enablesus to build a solid foundation and continue to enrich the cultural landscape of our r egion. Ar ts Garage, with its mission to pr oduce an eclectic mix of world-class multi-disciplinary arts experiences, is a 21st Century model for total cultural immersion, and I cant think of a better, more culturally-vibrant community than Delray Beach to make this happen, said Tyrrell, the founder and long-time Producing Director of Florida Stage, who promises theatr e that will change your DNA. The Theatre at Arts Garage will kickoff in early 2012 with several audience-building programs and productions: The Master Playwright Series (February 7, 14, 21 & 28 The Theatr e at Ar ts Garage will debut with a celebration of contemporary American theatre through play-readings of work fromsome of America s most renowned living playwrights, including Israel Horovitz (Line, Park Y our Car d in Harvard Yard, The Indian Wants the Bronx), John Guare (The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation) and William Mastrosimone (Extremities, CatsPaw). Following the play-r eadings, the Master Playwrights will share their perspectives and insights on the art form, discuss howthe selected plays fit into their overall body ofwork, and illuminate issues of cr eating theatr e in the 21st Centur y. The New Play Festival (March 1-4 The New Play Festival, a feast of six playreadings over four days will also include playwriting workshops conducted by Master PlaywrightW illiam Mastrosimone (The Woolgatherer, Extremities, Sinatra: the mini-series). Woody Sez (March 16 April 8 The inaugural pr oduction of The Theatr e at Ar ts Garage will be a musical salute to folk legend Woody Guthrie in honor of the 100th anniversar y of his bir th. A stir ring, audiencerousing show that celebrates the American spirit, revels in the American folk music tradition and honors the American character in tough economic times, this award-winning production of Woody Sez recently returned fr om an acclaimed tour of England. Florida Stage founder Lou Tyrrell to direct the Theatre at Arts Garageby Paula Detwiller Special T o The Pineapple Constr uction fences surrounding Worthing Park at the corner of AtlanticA venue and SE 2nd Avenue have been taken down, r evealing a fresh new look that officials hope will lure pedestrians, diners, and thoseseeking a bit of shade. I think everyone will be pleasantly surprised with the r edesign of the park, said City Engineer Randal Krejcarek. Wide paver walkways have been added, along with landscaping, lighting, and seating areas. Newly planted trees complement the two existing banyan trees. And more space has been built for outdoor dining along thepark s souther n edge. A public ar t piece on loan fr om the near by DeBilzan Galler y will occupy a large oval in the middle of the park. It is scheduled to be unveiled at the park s of ficial r e-opening cer e mony on December 22. Worthing Park has long provided a patch of urban gr een space along busy Atlantic Avenue. Over time, developers persuaded the City that the park could be improved to create more direct pedestrian connections between Atlantic A venue and ground-level commer cial tenants of the adjacent Worthing Place residential development. Kr ejcarek said one of the goals of the improvement project was to make the parkmor e inviting for people to stroll through. The $275,000 pr oject cost was bor ne by the City, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRAorthing Place developers. T wo new r estaurants will eventually open onto the park: the Park Tavern, due to launch in Januar y and a steak-and-sushi eater y slated to open in 2012. W orthing Park was named for 1960sera city clerk and tax assessor Robert W or thing. It s the for mer home of Delray s popular Saturday morning GreenMarket (now operating on SE 4th Avenue), and wasonce the site of the Casa Del Rey hotel, built by Delray pioneer Henry Sterling. The hotel later changed hands and became the Bon Air Hotel, which was torn down in the 1960s. Downtown pocket park receives restaurant-friendly makeover New paverstone walkways and fresh landscaping highlight the new and improved Worthing Park. Ar tistic Dir ector Lou Tyrrell 1118E. Atlantic Avenue Suite E-1 Delray Beach, FL 33483 (above Boheme Bistro) & GRAPHIC DESIGN 561.276.0502oceancitygraphics.comFull Color Printing Business Cards Menus Postcards Stationery Pocket Folders Labels/Stickers Signage/Banners Brochures/Rack Cards In-House Graphic Design


JANU ARY2012 5 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM Lendl vs Wilander match-up highlights 8-player ATP Champions Tour lineup DELRAY BEACH, FL American star John Isner and T ennis Hall of Famer Michael Chang have been added to the starstudded lineup of the 20th annual Delray Beach International Tennis Championships(ITC uary 24 Mar ch 4, 2012 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. The Wimbledon record-setting Isner, ranked No. 18 in the world, will join Andy Roddick in the ATP World Tour event while 1989 French Open champion Chang joins fel-low Hall of Famer Ivan Lendl as the headlin ers in the tour nament's ATP Champions Tour 8-player round-robin event. "The addition of fan-favorite John Isner and perennial top 10 Michael Chang gives us strong fields already," said Mark Baron, tour-nament dir ector of the ITC. "Our A TP Champions Tour field is set, and we are expecting our ATP World Tour event to be the best in our history by the time our final drawis announced." Grand Slam champions Mats W ilander, Pat Cash and Johan Kriek, Grand Slam finalist Mikael Per nfors and Aar on Krickstein the youngest player ever to be ranked in the Top 20 r ound out the A TP Champions T our field. The tour nament also announced that Lendl and Wilander will square off on Opening Night (Friday, February 24) as the9:00 pm featur e match while Roddick's first ATP World Tour match will be Tuesday, February 28 at 9:00 pm. "Lendl vs Wilander conjures up so many gr eat memories," said Baron. "Who could ever for get Mats' epic 5-set win at the 1988 US Open that made him number one? This is an opportunity for our fans to see these guys up close and to remember and celebrate one ofthe gr eatest Grand Slam matches in history." Though he is known to the masses for his 11-hour, 3-day first-round match at Wimbledon in 2010, Isner, 26, has played the best tennis of his career in 2011. The former University of Geor gia All-American has won two ATP World Tour titles this year and reached the quarterfinals of the US Open. Chang, the youngest-ever Grand Slam winner, was also a 3-time Grand Slam runner-up and a member of the winning U.S. Davis Cup team in 1990. Regar ded by historians as the gr eatest counter puncher in tennis, he reached No. 2 in the world in 1996. He won 34 ATP events, enjoyed a 6-year run in the top 10 in the '90s and was inducted into theInter national T ennis Hall of Fame in 2008. With the excitement building in anticipation of the 2012 event, the Delray Beach ITC is offering a holiday special for fans searching for that special gift. The discount will be in ef fect through December 31. T o pur chase tickets, call 561-330-6000. Order online at or in person at Walmart's Ticketmaster outlets. Complete tour nament infor mation is available at, the officialtournament website, or the Delray Beach ITC Box Office (open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am 6:00 pm; (561 1st Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33344. ITC tennis tourney brings big name stars to Delray The Delray Beach Downtown De velopment Authority Welcomes The Pineapple to Downtown! Join us in January 2012 for Art & Fashion Month featuring Delray's Art Galleries and Fabulous Fashion Shops! Don't miss Delray's Fashion on the AvenueThursday, Jan. 26, 2012 at 8pm the Nation's Longest Runway Fashion Show. F ind us on FB .com/delraydda for all the details or at Contact us at 561-243-1077 Operated by the Delray Beach Historical Society, Cason Cottage, circa 1924, is an outstanding example of a Delray Beach cottage and r eflects Florida lifestyle fr om 1915 to 1935. It is the for mer home of Rev and Mrs. J.R. Cason. Hours: W ednesday, Thursday, Friday:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. -November through April and by appointment. Guided tours last about 30 minutes or can be tailored to your schedule. Educational tours for school groups are also available. Delray Beach history, architecture, and Cason family history are discussed during the tour. Located at 5 NE First Street, you can enter from North Swinton Avenue and park in the rear of Cason Cottage. It is directly north of Old School Square. Call 561-274-9578 or visit for more information. Admission: $4.00 for adults. V illage Str oll Cason Cottage Museum T ennis pr o James Blake has been a fan favorite in past ITC tour neys


6 JANU ARY2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM Keeping the past alive with fewer dollars by Paula Detwiller Special to The Pineapple For the past 10 years, the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum has displayed and shared thehistor y of Delray Beachs African American community Housed in a restored 1926 home at 170 NW 5th Avenue, the museum has attracted visitors of all ages, races, and nationalities, contributing to a gr eater awareness and understanding of local African American histor y. This year the museum was challenged by a present-day economic reality: the recession. Faced with fewer grant opportunities, increasing costs, and a decline in donations,the nonpr ofit organization EPOCH (Expanding and Preserving Our Cultural Heritage), which operates the museum, is scaling back and retooling for the future. EPOCH is one of five nonprofit organizations receiving annual operating funds fromthe Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA ith fewer revenues to spread around this fiscal year, the CRA approved a smaller-than-requested budget allotment for EPOCH and asked their Board of Directors to work on becoming mor e self-sustaining. Like a lot of other nonprofits in todays economy, Spady Museum is having to streamline their operations, said CRA Marketing and Grants Manager Elizabeth Burrows. Theyrehaving to get mor e creative with their partnerships, their fundraising, and their programming, but its going to make them more focusedand better equipped to fulfill their mission. For tunately, creativity comes naturally to Charlene Jones, who has ser ved as the muse ums Educational Programs Director since 2002. She and Brandy Br ownlee, who serves as Museum Educator, are EPOCHs two remaining employees now that the organizations budget has shrunk by more than half. e just have to go back to our roots, Jones said. Reassess and begin again. Part of the reassessment has been the suspension of childrens educational programs for the time being, and the scaling down of the annual Spady Day Festival. It alsoincludes focusing sharply on expanding the museums base of supporters. Our Board is currently evaluating how they will structure the development effort,Jones said. This ef fort could include soliciting grants, private donations, endowments, or bequests. In the meantime, Jones and Brownlee are busy coordinating the museums traditional activities while implementing some new ideas as well. In October, 130 people attended Spadys first Soulful Tastings fundraiser at Patio Delray restaurant. The food and wine event pair ed traditional Southern dishes with South African wines. It was a fun event that was also educational, Brownlee said. Not many people realize that so many great wines are made in South Africa, and it was exciting to experiencethem with traditional soul food. Another new series called Playwrights and Play Readings targets more thespian-minded individuals. Each event features an unpublished, unpr oduced play by or about the African Diaspora. Participants read through the play in character while the playwright watches via Skype. The readings are insightful, pr oviding valuable information the playwrights use to better prepare their scripts for the stage. Many other programs have remained in place, although some have been scaled back. The footprint of this years Annual Spady DayFestival, on November 5th, was scaled down to fill only one block of NW 5th Avenue. However, festivities still included live music and dance performances, food vendors, and children activities. The museums popular Ride and Remember Trolley Tour through Delrays five historic districts will continue to be held on the second Saturday of each month from September to May The public will again be invited to Spady s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast in January, a fundraiser for the museum that brings all residents of the citytogether to celebrate Dr King s life. Beginning in Febr uary, the museum will again sponsor the lecture series Connecting Community and Cultur e as part of Black History Month. And Spady will again co-host the weeklong Palm Beach County Histor y Institute in June for Palm Beach County School District teachers, who learn how to incorporate local African American historyinto their lesson plans. And, of course, the museum will continue to host up to four changing exhibits a year. Ideas include creating an exhibit from the Spady Museum archives, and a community exhibition featuring cultural ar tifacts from the personal collections of local African Americans. Spady Museum remains a vibrant cultural attraction in Delray Beach, Jones said. er e not going anywher e. The museum is open fr om 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thr ough Friday, and by appointment on Saturdays. For more information call the museum at (561279-8883, or visit www .spadymuseum.or g Paula Detwiller writes pr ofessionally for the CRA and other clients. Her website/blog can be found at www Spady Cultural Heritage Museum regroups Delicious ,authentic Italian cuisine Magnificent ocean view Impeccable tableside service W ine Spectator award-winning wine list 2 happy hours daily/2 price drinks from 3-5 1/2 price appetizers from 4-5:30 1/2 price drinks from 9-close Fresh new menu 34 South Ocean Boule v ar d, Delray Beach 561-274-9404 Open 7 days,serving Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner and Weekend Brunch, Live Entertainment Valet Parking Where to find your holiday cheer! Well the weather outside is hardly frightful. And beer is so delightful. And now there's lots of places to go -grab a beer, give a cheer, it's a gr eat time of year! Ah, the holidays. The shopping, the parties, the decorations, the food, and of course the beer! Dark, rich, luscious, spicy, and delicious beers from all over the country and the world are making their appearances inSouth Florida. St. Bernardus Christmas Ale is the youngest descendant in the illustrious family of delicious Abbey Ales by Brewery St. Bernardus. This specialty beer of 10% alc. vol. is characterized by its deep dark colour, with a creamy, thick head and a full, almost velvety taste with a fruity nose. It's seasonal ale, brewed annually for the holiday season. The long winter nights are perfect moments tosavour this ale with or without friends and to enjoy its unique, complex taste and after -taste. Cheers, Chung Seo Cof fee District in Pineapple Gr ove


JANU ARY2012 7 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM in the grove Did this year fly by or what? Life is so exciting this time of the year with the holi days and start of a brand new year, and there is SO much going on in Pineapple Grove. PAMPERING AND POLISHING Spoke to Bea Beckers at Indigo Day Studio at 317 NE 2nd A venue the other day. She wants to of fer you Princess for a Day which includes her Signature Facial, Mani/Pedi for $180. She has a new haircut and looks so cute as the smiling, living dollshe is. Go see her! Francie at Nourishe told me they are offering $50 off your first treatment for all new customers. They are located at 200 NE2nd A venue, Ste.114. When you walk in the door, you already feel 100% more relaxed! Lisa and Lisa B. and Company the sweetest, calmest person I know has a spe cial for you, a Microdermabrasion T r eatment for $95 (regularly $115 brighten and lighten your skin for the New Year. She says you will see a noticeable difference after one treatment. Wow, Im making my appointment today! What with all the rain lately, you cant possibly have any color, so go get your tan on at Glow Tan!Megan and Brandon Kemp said you should come see them to get a buy thr ee, get one free session deal. Located in the Esplanade Plaza at 253 NE 2nd A venue theyre a beautiful young couple always eager to please their customers with great customerser vice. I have known them for many years. Its always great to start off the New Year with a gr eat book and get lost in the stor y you are reading. Check out Joann Sinchuks plans for January at Murder on the Beach Book Store She also wants to help you with that desir e to become the next gr eat author Joann has been so involved in the life of the Grove and we applaud her for her efforts inhelping us make Pineapple Gr ove a gr eat place to live, work and play. Satur day Januar y 7, 10 am noon Kick Start Your Novel Saturday January 14, 10 am noon, The Building Blocks of Fiction Satur day Januar y 21, 10 am noon, The Magic of Memoir Saturday January 28, 10 am noon, Cr eate Convincing Characters SHOPPING Beautify your home and give a gift that is unparalleled with its stunning beauty and originality. Joseph Roehm of From Roehm with Love moved fr om Atlantic Avenue awhile back and found a loving home in the Grove in the Esplanade Plaza at 257 NE 2nd Avenue. He is such an artiste and has a lovely staf f helping him create floral designs that will surprise and delight you!Have fun just enveloping yourself in the incredible aroma that emanates from the gorgeous flowers and tell him Susie sent you. Sabrina Amelung at Monogram Closet told me she is moving after eight years in her present location to just next door at 166 NE 2ND A venue. Monogram Closet helps you make something even mor e per sonal and special when you get the gift monogrammed. She will offer Grand Reopening Specials the first week of Januar y She has a beautiful shop and I congratulate her on her success in the Grove! Roxy Lulu Boutique at 119 NE 2nd Avenuehosts "Glamour in the Grove" with wine, chocolatesand sales ever y 3rd Friday of the month fr om now through the end of March according to owner Jule Guaglar di She sells ready to wear and resort clothing. What a cute shop! Roxy Lulu is new to the Astor location in the Gr ove. The new Hyatt will be really give her such a boost to her business in the near futur e. Look out Jule! Go see her and ask how she came up with the name ofthe shop! Stopped in to see Az at his location in the Esplanade Plaza at 275 NE 2nd A venue. Come get framed at Az The Wizard Picture Framing. He is such a nice person and is offering 25% off Custom Framing. DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT You have such a variety to choose from in this category. Dennis Max famed r estaurateur, recently opened a location in the Grove at 169 NE 2nd Avenue called Maxs Harvest using all locally grown products. If Dennis thinks the Gr ove is the place to be then it is! Next door you can dine at T rattoria Italia at 189 NE 2nd Avenue. When Roberto of Caf Veri Amici left the Grove, this fine establishment opened up. Go wel-come them. Giualiano fr om Dolce Amor e 241 NE 2nd Avenue has decided to go Mario Batali on us. I told him I wanted to take a photo of him in the kitchen in his chefs attire and hewas all sneakers and shor ts! He will offer a combo menu for New Years Eve, both from the menu and prix fixe. As soon as you walk in the door, your nose is attacked with wonder ful aromas. My husband was amazed and his tummy star ted growling immediately! Suzanne Perotto and Reny Hodan from Brule Bistro/Wine House in CityWalk at 200 NE 2nd Avenue have done such a remarkablejob with their incr edible location. Great service combined with tantalizing flavors will make you want to come back time and again. Such sweet people and it is such a pleasure to stop in and say hi and enjoy the ambiance. They will offer their r egular fine menu for New Years Eve with a complimentary champagne toast. Joseph and Elie Boueri at Josephs W ine Bar and Cafe will of fer a nice New Years menu and specials. They told me they will be open from 6-11. They have recently opened a retail wine shop next toMax s Har vest in the second block of the Gr ove. It s a new venture on their part and with their success as r estaurateurs; I know it will be a success! If you are too tired to go out and just want to pick up take-out and relax, orderfr om Ming s Garden or have them deliver They ar e at 271 NE 2nd A venue and I love their menu. Also, a new pizza spot has opened at 333 NE 3r d A venue called Pazza Italiano owned by the Lena Family. Welcome them and pick up a New Y ork style pie to go! They also offer free delivery. Heather and Justin at HJ OConnors Pub 210 NE 2nd Street will offer entertainment by Midlife Cr ysis band and have a buf fet available for you on New Years Eve. There will be a Guinness Toast that night in an attempt toset a r ecor d around the world. Always a great spot for music and good company! SO, now that you have the wher e, who and what in the Grove to have fun, go get a cappuccino from Coffee District at 325 NE 2nd Avenue from Chung and Anna find a seat on one of our beautiful benches located throughout the Grove. Sit back and relax and Get Your Groove On in the Grove! Susie Keleher is a fixture in the Pineapple Gr ove Ar ts District, having served on its Board of Directors for many years. Executive Editor JEFFREY DIAZ 561-299-1430 Community Relations GENE FISHER 561-414-5067 Dir ector of Marketing R YAN BOYLSTON 954-415-1895 r For Editorial: call: (561 e-mail: Contributing Writers P AULA DETWILLER RIGEL HERMAN SUSIE KELEHER T ARA MONKS DREW TUCKER CHRISTALYN WARNER Copy Editor PAULA DETWILLER Distribution 561-299-1430 Published by The Delray Beach Pineapple, LLC. 777 E. Atlantic Avenue, Suite C2-151 Delray Beach, Florida 33483-5360 561.299.1430The Delray Beach Pineapple is published monthly and distributed to over 100 locations throughout the Downtown Delray Beach Area. Entire contents of this publication is copyright 2012 The Delray Beach Pineapple, LLC. all rights reserved and may not be reproduced in any manner, in whole or in part, without written permission from the publisher. by Susie KELEHER High-speed race comingto Delray For the first time ever Delray Beach will host the kick-off of the 2012 USA CRITS Championship Series a series of high-speed professional cycling races that take place in thriving urban envir onments. Starting in the Pineapple Grove Arts District, the Series travels to Tucson, AZ, Charlotte, NC, and Athens, GA before hit-ting St. Louis, MO for the Series mid-point. The Series is defining the standar d for American criterium racing, with five great events getting the year rolling for both the men and the women. The kick-of f event returns top-level racing to South Florida for the first time in years with the inaugural Delray Beach Twilight Criterium on March 10. The area hasnt seen a major competitive cycling event in almost a decade, with the last major race in Florida being held in 2007 in Jacksonville. South Florida has a rich cycling cultur e, with two out of the five mens USA CRITS champions currently residing or having lived here. I am thrilled to have a major race back in South Florida so close to Miami, says 2008 USA CRITS Champion and Miami r esident, Yosvany Falcon, who will be racing with UCI Continental team Wonderful Pistachios in 2012. I feel a lot of cycling fans not just in South Florida but fr om all over the state will head to Delray Beach to see what USA CRITS can do, and I cant wait to be a part of it. For more info go to Holiday reindeer fun at OConnors Pub with (l to rKeleher Ora Sor ensen Selected to Cr eate Delray Affair 50th Year Poster Ora Sorensen of Delray Beach was selected as the ar tist for the 50th Annual Delray Af fair commemorative poster. The honor provides her a three-year contract to design the annual commemorative poster for the Delray Affair follow-ing the theme of her design. Since the Delray Affair evolved from the original GladiolaFestival, Ora incorporated gladiolas with someof her favorite Delray Beach images into thesketches that wer e submitted for consideration. Her finished piece is an oil painting of The Colony Hotel and pink gladiolas. Sorensens inspiration comes from Delray Beach. She loves the char m, the beach, the downtown and the people. For 20 years Delray has given her a platform to showcase her art to visitors from all over the world. Ora states, The cor-ner of Atlantic and Federal has given me oppor tunities and exposur e that has made my car eer as an artist larger than it would have been if I was located elsewhere. Thanks Delray! The 50th Annual Delray Affair will be held April 13-15, 2012 in downtown Delray Beach. Admission to the Delray Af fair is fr ee. 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JANU ARY2012 9 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM music The 3 Amigos are the best band you may have never hear d of! This ultra talented trio is fr onted by br others Andr es and Gabe Martinez, who have been playing music since childhood. Their dr ummer Julien, is the newest member of the band but fits in the pocket like he gr ew up with the br others Mar tinez. We caught up with Andr es and got to know a little about them. Briefly what is your backgr ound and how did you come to start this project? My brother Gabe and I have been playing music all our lives and we wer e fortunate to get a very early start. We come from a musical family and have been playing in thesame musical pr ojects since the beginning. When our last drummer had to leave the band, we found Julian on Craigslist. After receiving about 60 different responses to our ad in a span of two days, we ir onically ended up going with Julian who was thefirst person to call out of all of them. He called within five minutes of posting thead. T alk about desperate! I know you play covers, but what separates you fr om other cover bands? I would have to say that our song selection and its diversity is what sets us apar t fr om other cover bands. We play songs from a huge span of artists including 311, Sublime, Tears For Fears, Stevie Wonder, MichaelJackson, Notorious BIG, Bob Marley and much more spanning from old to new. Ever yone in the band really embraces all different genres of music, so when we put together a song list, it's pr etty much guaran teed that ther e will be something for ever y one. Being that we all come from a background of playing original music, we try tonot sell our souls completely W e do this by only playing covers that we actually like and that we know other people like as well. What do you think of Delray's music scene as a whole? Nothing like it! Ther e ar e so many dif fer ent things going on. Its awesome that I could be checking out some new indie band at DADAwhile my par ents ar e getting nostalgic and dancing the night away 3 blocks down at Johnny Browns. I think it's awesome to have a downtown ar ea like Delray that suppor ts not only music, but culture and the arts in general. Why the name 3 Amigos? Well, there are three of us and we're all friends and it just so happens that were allHispanic, so the name does have some authenticity. Not to mention that we have been known to save small towns and villagesfr om the tyranny of suppressing outlaws. After our shows you might be able to catch us loading our gear onto our horses and riding of f into the night spor ting oversized sombr er os. Since Delrays burgeoning musical culture definitely has something for everyone, it can be hard to figure out where to go to fit your mood for the night. Fortunately, you have me to help weed thr ough the noise (literally, and figuratively). Mineo Hur ricanes Bar & Lounge / Dec 25th, 9pm Mineo is just as entertaining as he is thoughtprovoking. Whether hes performing with a traditional trio, big band or simply a versatiletubist, Mineo s groovy guitar licks and unique vocal phrasing will make your Mojito that much sweeter. Midlife Crysis OConnors Pub / December 31st, 10pm Every band at this character driven bar goes well with one of the best-poured Guinness in town, and this seasoned classic rock group is no exception. A great way to start yournew year after all the family has gone to bed! Pangea Kidz Arts Garage / January 7th, 9pm This socially conscious rap gr oup fresh off of their per formances at BET 106 & Park and the Apollo in NYC take the stage at Arts Garage for their premier Delray performance. Since you can bring your own drinks tothe place ever yones talking about, I suggest sipping on whatever will make you groove! Rachel Andes DADA / January 7th, 10pm At a spot known for adding an eclectic touch to Delrays musical landscape, DADA takes it back with this soulful sexy jazz/hip-hop singer (yes you read that rightZinfandel with your best friends or one you love, but be ready for some surprises. The Thr ee Amigos Bull Bar / January 14th, 10pm The Thr ee Amigos are always a sure bet and if Im watching these 3 talented dudes remake my favorite songs in their image, Im not going anywhere, so Im pacing myself with some Y uenglings at this classic Delray Bar. Big Poppa E and the E Band Tryst / Sundays, 5:30pm This is a great way to cap off the weekend. T op shelf blues and a top shelf scotch to reminisce Friday and Saturday successes. The time is perfect if you need to get home to prepare for work and the scene is great for the whole family And if Scotch isnt your thing, there is a craft beer for every palate. The Hot Rod Show Johnny Browns / Tuesdays, 7:30 pm For the record, I am NOT a Rod Stewart fan, but this guy can put on a show! It doesn t mat ter what you want to drink as long as you are with a gr oup of people who like to have fun! Amber Leigh Boston s / Saturdays, 2pm This beautiful fiddle player/singer and her band are the perfect way to enjoy this Delray staple! Take all of your favorite people, sitback on your Satur day and let the sounds and ocean air mix with the lime in your Corona. Dr ew Tucker is the founder of Tucker Academy for the Arts, Director of Education and Outreach at Arts Garage, and a freelance percussionist. He also sits on the Board of Directors at the Milagro Centerand Old School Squar e. www Pineapple Music Profile: The 3 Amigos are the best band youve never heard of by Drew TUCKER WHOS PLA YING DELRA Y BEACH






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JANU ARY2012 13 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM City r eceives $22,352 highway safety grant The Florida Depar tment of Transportation (FDOT their Highway Safety Program Grant in the amount of $22,352 to the Delray Beach PoliceDepar tment. The grant award will be used to suppor t the Citys DUI Enforcement Program and continue the Police Departments driver and road safety activities. Delray Beach was originally awarded this grant in 2009 for a period of thr ee years (this is the final year in which the city will r eceive funding). The award will partially fund one existing police officer position for DUI related activities, thus providing a savings to thecity s General Fund. Delray Beach will contribute $58,521 as the r equired match. For additional information regarding this grant award and/or formor e information on the Citys DUI Enfor cement activities, contact Ser geant Nicole Guerriero at (561 Phase I of Mar tin Luther King, Jr redesign project completed Delray Beach has r ecently completed the first phase of its beautification and infrastructure improvement project along Martin Luther King, Jr Drive (MLK NW/NE 2nd Str eet, which extends from I-95 to the Intracoastal Waterway. The community project was developed following the improvements to SW/NW 5th A venue at the request of local residents to commemorate the legacy of Dr Mar tin Luther King, Jr. and to provide for needed streetscape and community improvements. The MLK project expanded the citys gr een and sustainable initiatives by continu ing its water reclamation project to provide irrigation to the projects new landscape beau-tification elements as well as to pr ovide reuse water to Pompey Park (1101 NW2nd Str eet) and appr oximately 37 r esidences for landscaping and irrigation purposes. Converting Pompey Parks irrigation to reclaimed water is expected to save Delray Beach approximately$35,000 annually in water char ges. For more information contact the Environmental Services Department at (561 243-7322. Christmas tree recycling program Residents and businesses are encouraged to par ticipate in the city s fr ee Christmas T ree Recycling Program after the holiday season. This green and sustainable program grinds all Christmas trees into mulch that will be used in gardens and parks within Delray Beach and Palm Beach County To participate, those that DO NOT cur r ently maintain vegetation col lection services may drop trees off between December 26th and January 22nd at BarwickPark, 735 Bar wick Road, Or char d View Park, 4060 Old Germantown Road and Knowles Park, 1001 South Federal Highway. Single family residences and business locations that DO maintain weekly vegetation collection service may place Christmas treescurbside on r egularly scheduled vegetation pick-up days. Befor e recycling, remove all tinsel, lights, or naments, decorations and stands. For more information on the Citys Christmas Tree Recycling Program, please call Jennifer Buce, Litter PreventionCoor dinator, at (561 Solar trash compactors to help reduce city expenses Delray Beach became the first city in Palm Beach County to install four solar power ed trash compactors in three of its lar gest and most utilized parks: Pompey Park, Seacrest Soccer Complex & Miller Park. This new technology which uses renewable (i.e., solar, has helpedtur n city parks into eco-friendly zones while decr easing fuel consumption and energy costs. Powered by the sun, the compactors reduce greenhouse gas emissions, r equire fewer trash bags and only need to be emptied once ever y 15 days. Six additional solar compactors will be installed at Veterans Park. The project isexpected to save the city an estimated $15,000 per year and appr oximately three tons of CO2. Futur e plans include the installation of two solar compactors near the beach and one along Atlantic Avenue. Ride the Delray Beach bus loop for a good cause Hop on a tr olley, stop for a few drinks and help five local charities at the same time. Thats the idea behind the Delray Beach Bus Loop, and your next opportunity to get aboar d is 6-11pm on December 16th. Y oull boar d a tr olley at the Delray Beach Public Library and ride the loop to several local restaurants and bars, where you get a free drink. Venues include Bostons On The Beach, Kevros Art Bar, Hurricane Lounge, Off The A venue, Sail Inn, Pepes Hideaway. Bull bar, Caliente, Pineapple Gr oove. A 10pm postparty will take place at Hurricane Lounge. Visit or call 954-574-6000 for tickets $20 in advance and $25 at the door The Seagate Hotel & Spa named among top 200best hotels in the world The people have spoken and chosen the Seagate Hotel & Spa as one of the T op 200 Best Hotels In The World in Cond Nast T raveler s 2011 Readers Choice Sur vey. Since its debut only two years ago, the Seagate has earned numerous prestigious accolades, including distinctions as Travel + LeisuresW orld s Best, Cond Nast T raveler s Hot List of the best new hotels in the world, Travel + Leisure Best Kept Secret Getawayand rave r eviews on NBC s Today Show. Each year, Cond Nast Travelers discriminating r eaders have the oppor tunity to vote for their favorite hotels, cities, islands, cruise ships and airlines from the previousyear In 2011, more than 28,000 r eaders shared their preferences which resulted in the Seagate Hotel & Spas selection as one of the worlds top 200 hotels. For reservations or more information, call 877-577-3242 Meet V in Nolan, new Delray Beach EconomicDevelopment Dir ector V incent P. Nolan assumed his new position as the Delray Beach Economic Development Director in October, at the start of the city's new fiscal year Although he's still fairly new to town, he's alr eady making strides to keep Delray's economic growth on track for the future. After taking what seemed like only a few days to review the CRA's economicdevelopment incentive programs, Nolan pushed for modifications to two programs, which the CRA board appr oved on Oct. 27th and recruited the CRAs first successful applicant under the Job Cr eation Bonus Pr ogram. In addition to helping the CRA retool its existing incentives, hes also working to develop more resources to promote busi-ness expansion and r etention. A Certified Economic Developer (CEcD economic development and finance experience to his new role in Delray Beach. Most r ecently, he was the Supervisor of Economic Development for New Milfor d, Conn. While there, he also served on the board of directors for the nonprofit Connecticut EconomicDevelopment Association. Palm Manor apartment project one of 12 state awar d winners The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency was one of 12 organ-izations thr oughout the state with r edevelop ment projects recognized by the Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA awards are given to projects that exhibit the best practices in Florida redevelopment over the past year. This year the Delray Beach CRA received the award for Outstanding Affordable Housing Project for the renova-tion of Palm Manor Apar tments, located in the first block of Southwest Ninth Avenue. The CRA originally acquired these 25 blighted apartments with the intent of demolishingthem and adding the pr oper ty to a lar ger redevelopment parcel. But, after recognizing the need for quality af for dable r ental housing, the agency proceeded with a complete interior and exterior renovation of the three-building complex. The pr oject was completed in two phases to avoid displacing r esidents, and cost approximately $1.1 million. This project has had such a positive impact on the community, said CRA Executive Dir ector Diane Colonna. The area looks much better and the residents in the neighborhood feel good about the improvements they see. It s nice to have the FRA recognize these achievements, as well. For mor e information about the FRA and its annual awar ds pr ogram, contact Erin Schmidt at ( Diaper bank pr oject at Delray Beach Library The Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Avenue, will be participating this year with the Junior League of Boca Raton on a community project called The Diaper Bank. Starting in January 2012, the Librar y will have a donation box where patrons can deposit diapers for the project. The purpose is to fill a need in the community to procure donated diapers and then give them to deserving non-profits whose families need them. This year diapers will be donated to the Milagro Center, Caridad Center, Florence Fuller & Family Promise of South Palm Beach County. These organizations have been receiving diapers since August. For fur ther infor mation, contact the Library Circulation Desk at 561-266-0197. Winter Camp Hosted at Catherine Strong Park The City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department will host a Winter Camp from December 27, 2011 throughJanuar y 6, 2012, for children ages 6 to 10 years old, at Catherine Strong Park, 1500 SW 6th Str eet. This two week pr ogram will be held daily from 7:30 am until 5:30 pm and all par ticipants will enjoy field trips, educational games, ar ts & crafts, and mor e. The cost for this program is $80 for Delray Beach Residents and $100 for non-r esidents. Payment plans ar e available with first payment due mid-December 2011. This cost includes a non-refundable registrationfee, lunch daily field trips and a t-shir t. Registration is open now. 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14 JANU ARY2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM W e'll need a happy hour a sub $20 dinner some tunes via a live band and a late night hot spot. Call it a scavenger hunt, bar crawl or even a mild bender. Either wayyoure going to follow in our footsteps. 5:30: Depart the office and head to our first stop. Acrew of about 10 await. Theyall know what we knowthis happy hour starts at four and ends at six. Aquick ride to the Pineapple Grove Arts District and we are ready to start. Achill atmosphere with no "Ed Hardy wearing pick up artists" (think Starbucks with beerour type of hang out. HAPPY HOUR COFFEE DISTRICT On Friday nights, Coffee District transfor ms fr om a cafe to a karaoke r ocking craft beer bar. Take that, Optimus Prime. Ryan: Im here almost every Friday for happy hour They have beers for me, wines for my wife and apple juice for my son. W ith two for one on an array of tasty craft beers that already boast the best prices in town, its that fancy glass bottled apple juice that endsup costing me the most. Dr ew: W ell maybe you should stop taking your two-year-old to bars. Ryan: Its a coffee shop... sir. Drew: What kind of coffee shop has over 150 craft beers? Ryan: The best coffee shop in the world! Boom. 8:00: Rain prevents us from traveling by foot. Luckily we have a follower with a minivan. Two minutes later we're beachside, hungry and dry. Industrial with a hint of limegreenyou cant miss this burger joint. MEAL FOR UNDER $20 BURGERFI Although the "FI" doesnt stand for "Fr esh and Innovative, itshould. Not only do they use highquality ingredients, but they also flipped the statusquo by opening a modern late night counter service burger joint in Downtown Delray Cheers to you, BurgerFi. Drew: When we arrived at BurgerFi we were welcomed by a manager and briefed on the Bur ger FI way. He suggested two natural prime bur gers, Swiss cheese, blue cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and secr et sauceall served on a branded bun. They call it "The ULTIMATE." Finally, I no longer have to leave town to get this style of burger. R yan: How about the intangibles? Drew: What? Like the live webcam of cows grazing, the futuristic hand dr yers and the awesomely friendly staf f? R yan: Y es, yes, and yes. Wher e Bur gerFi really blew me away was how they didnt just stop at burgers. Their onion rings, beer selection, branding, atmosphere and even their...dar e I say it... hotdogs, are all precisely crafted. 10:00 Plates empty and the rain lets up. The crowd drops to five and we head to the next stop on foot. Awet slide across the Atlantic Ave bridge, a little jaywalking and a dimly lit alleyand we are ready for some live music. LIVE BAND HURRICANES This "category five" bar isnt just known for its live music. Although it r ocks a Floribbean vibe, you won't find many fish on these flat screens. This bar is all about brotherly love. Whether your an Eagles, Sixers, Phillies, or Flyers fanHurricanes has your back. Drew: Although Hurricanes successfully incorporates the best of each, it cannot be defined as a sports bar, dive bar or nightclub. Ther s really no comparing Hurricanes. R yan: It r eminds me of some of my favorite college bars. People ar e dancing, taking shots and drinking bottled beer. Theres a few dart machines, an outdoor tiki bar and real deal bartenders. Its a true authentic party bar Drew: I dont care what you call itwith a r ocking band, lively audience and a surprisingly adept sound system. Hur ricanes is a good time no matter what band takes the stage. 12:30 Live music and drinks at our fingertips, the night accelerates quickly. Its 12:30 and were ready for our final spot.Our crowd grows by a few and were ready for our Lord of the Rings-esque walk to what may be the most original spot downtown. LATE NIGHT SPOT KEVROS ART BAR A 10,000 square foot multi-use, indooroutdoor artistic compound echoing theW ynwood Arts District. Just outside the realm of downtown Delray Kevro's Art Bar stands aloneliterally and figuratively. Drew: Describe Kevro's in three words... go! R yan: Spaceship. Graf fiti. Lawn-chair. Dr ew: Lawn chair is two wor ds, but I'll take it. Ryan: Sorry but there is no describing this place. Y ou can chill at the bar, listen to live music or just lounge outside. Drew: Or you can get a little more involved. Paint some art, take the stage or even play some ping-pong. Kevro is all about cr eation in his oasis, and it shows. 2:00 Pizza, taxi, bed. For a maiden voyage, it certainly wasn't bad. A few drinks, some amazing food, gr eat music and a great spot to wind down made for a night that s 100% Delray! For mor e about our excursion, including videos and information about our next night out visit dr Your guide to the perfect Friday night downtown In this r egular feature, local music academy owner, Drew Tucker joins Ryan Boylston, owner of branding agency Futuristic Woo, on a different tour through Delray Beach each month. W itness Delrays local culinary worlds collide once again in Vikings Garlic ChefStadium (hosted by House of Appliances of Delray Beach). Chefs competing this yearin the 11th Annual Garlic Chef Competition on Feb. 11th & 12th are all from area restaurants. Back to defend his title is Executive Chef Chuck Gittleman, formerly of Deck 84 in DelrayBeach. Other competitors this year include Executive Chef Jamie DeRosa, Atlantic Ocean Club,Delray Beach; Executive Chef Chris Miracolo, Maxs Harvest, Delray Beach; Executive Chef Tulio Castillo, AndrewsRestaurant, Boca Raton; Executive ChefT odd Holender Latitudes at Sunset Key Key West and Executive Chef Anna Vocaturo, Caf de France, Delray Beach. This is how the competition works. Each chef faces an opponent in a 1-1/2 hour competition. Each team r eceives an identical basket containing the myster y item selected for that competition as well as items to accompany the mystery item. The chefs do not know what the mystery ingredient will beuntil moments befor e the battle begins. It s a guarantee that the chefs will have to use copious amounts of one ingredient to produce their culinary masterpieces. Use your imagination to figure out just what that ingredient might be. Come out and join the Best Stinking Party in Town. Now in its 13th year, Delray Beachs GarlicFest is the signatur e food and entertainment event in the city. In addition to great food, music, artists and crafters, theGarlic Fest continues to be a successfulfundraiser for local non-pr ofit or ganizations raising over $350,000. This year, the 3-day event will be held Friday thr ough Sunday February 10 12, 2012. Festival hours are Friday: 4pm-11pm, Saturday: 11am-11pm, Sunday: 11am-7pm. 11th ANNUAL GARLIC CHEF COMPETITION


JANU ARY2012 15 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM by T ara Monks The Pineapple Contributing Writer THE ARTS AND YOU: A HOLIDAY GUIDE The Delray Beach Arts District is thriving. It has always been successful and will contin-ue to draw cr owds, thanks to the near-20 galleries situated on Atlantic A venue. From the events and exhibits held at Old School Square to Ora Sorensons corner gallery, public art under the Atlantic Avenue Bridgeand br onze sculptures found at Reyes Fine Ar ts & Antiques r esidents and visitors can enjoy days of sifting through art fromSwinton to the Atlantic Ocean. Begin your exploration of Delray Beach ar ts by taking part in a Galler y Walk which occurs every third Friday night of the month, downtown Delray Beach, fr om 7 to 10pm. Gallery Walk participants are taken throughDelray Beach venues that display inter national, classic and emer ging ar tists; sculptures; glass and silk art; original works andlimited edition prints. Many galleries open special holiday exhibits and hold special foodand wine events to cor relate with the walks. If you missed the last walk on December 16, the next will be held Friday, January 20, 2012. And dont wait for the next tour to visit the galleries; each venue of fers beautiful works to enjoy and special events to attend through the holiday season. Through December, Avalon on Atlantic will feature the works of Jay and Janet ORourke master woodworkers known for tur ning exotic har dwoods into whimsical, beautiful and exper tly crafted pieces. W orks include vessels, boxes, sculptures and letter openers. The Ar tists Guild debuted its T ropical Holidays exhibit Thursday December 15, a juried exhibition to feature original, fine art through the end of the year. The gallery willalso invite guests to enjoy Art & Literature, a poetr y reading on Thursday, Jan. 12. For ms Gallery a staple to the Delray Gallery Walks, always serves hors d'oeuvres, dishes or wine during the Gallery Walk for guests to enjoy as they browse. Right now,galler y pieces include decorative pieces made by established, pr ofessional woodturners, sculptors and ceramics artists from the Southwest. Pieces include bowls with turquoise and malachite inlays, jewelry, figurines, paintings and steel. Performance Arts are also on the calendar for residents and visitors to enjoy. Old School Square will host Musical Moments on Ice December 16-18. The per formance will bring music of the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s to the Cr est Theater From December 22 24, Steve Solomon s My Mother s Italian, My Fathers Jewish & Im Home for the HolidaysTheTherapy Continues will of fer attendees comedic relief to the rigors of visiting family over the holidays. The Outdoor Pavilion of Old School Square will set its stage for Free Friday Night Concer ts. On December 23, The People Upstairs (funk/r eggae) will play And on December 30, Across the Universe (a Beatles tribute) will enter tain guests. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blanketsand enjoy the onsite food tr ucks and cash bar. Ar ts Garage Delray s newest venue for performing arts will also host Jazz Project: Eric Allison Quartet on Saturday, December 24 and cellist and composer Ian Maksin Friday December 30. Located in Pineapple Grove, Arts Garage offers an intimate venue for performances and exhibits. Its eclectic mix of local, national and international per formers and diverse array of cutting-edge, cultural events ar e widely applauded in the arts scene, and the venue is quickly gaining notoriety. In January, Arts Garage will host An Evening with Palm Beach Opera for its second appearance. On Sunday, January 8, 2012, the PBO will perform abridged versions of operatic works highlighting season shows as well as related repertoire. T o top it off, the 23r d Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts will be Saturday Sunday, January 2122, 2012. Spanning from Swinton to A1A, this top-ranked festival seamlessly combines classical and contemporary. White tent tops will provide cover for jewelry, photography, glassworks, woodworks, paintings, sculptures and pottery, to name a few. For mor e information on performances, exhibits and arts in Delray Beach, stroll down the Avenue, take a detour through Pineapple Grove and wind your way around the side str eets. There are many open doors to the arts in Delray. Its just a matter of which door you choose. Tara Monks is a professional writer with a backgr ound in Cr eative Ar ts and Marketing. A Delray Beach resident, her writings cover Florida lifestyle and entertainment, as well as arts andtravel. Contact T ara at arts/entertainment T o Adver tise Call R yan at 954-415-1895 or email


16 JANU ARY2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM retail / real estate PGA T our Superstore now open PGA Tour Superstore will be bringing the ultimate shopping experience to golfand tennis enthusiasts with the opening of a 50,000 squar e-foot superstore in the Delray Crossing Shopping Center next to Target at 1040 Linton Boulevard, east of I-95. The Delray Beach store is PGA Tour Superstore's 12th location. The stores areowned and operated by Golf & T ennis Pro Shop, Inc., whose controlling owner and chairman is Arthur M. Blank, retired Home Depotco-founder and owner of the Atlanta Falcons. "Ever yone in this market has been extr emely supportive and welcoming as we prepared to open our doors to golf and tennis customers throughout the area," said PGA Tour Superstore President & CEODick Sullivan. "W e look forward to bringing our store's products, services and expertise to golfers and tennis players in the Delray Beach area, and to being a positive contributor in the community." "Customers entering our stor e will find knowledgeable associates ready to help them with their needs," Arthur Blank noted. "Our goal is to build relationships with our customers by providing a great customer experience in an inviting envir onment, and we ar e happy to have the oppor tunity to do so in the Delray Beach community." PGA Tour Superstores provide a wide variety of high-quality in-stor e services, including personalized golf lessons and seminars by golf professionals using state-ofthe-art teaching technologies; golf club andball fittings; club r epair and r egripping; and tennis racquet r estringing. The store experience also includes per formance practice bays, hi-tech fitting and lesson swing simulators, a 1,600 square foot putting green, and an indoor tennis hitting lane for on-sitedemos and pr ofessional tennis instruction. PGA T our Superstore is also a supporter of The First Tee of Palm Beach County, and presented a $5,000 check to the or ganization on December 15th during the store's Friends and Family Event. For mor e info, visit The Arbors Office Park sells CBRE announced the sale of The Arbors Office Park at 1615, 1625 & 1690 South Congress Avenue in Delray Beach to RexxHall Realty LLC. The three-building of fice park totals 244,247 r entable square feet and is 45% occupied. RexxHall has significant opportunity for upside potential through the lease-up ofthe vacant space, which they ar e confident that they will be able to accomplish. They have a big capital budget and plan to reno-vate the buildings and implement an aggr essive leasing program, said CBRE V ice Chair man Christian Lee, who represented the seller. Built in 1981, the property is a Class A office park with a high 4.63 per 1,000squar e foot parking ratio. Key tenants include Alfred Angelo, Sperry & Hutchinson, T win-Star Inter national, and Escalate. Lee was joined by team members, Charles Foschini and Christopher Apone with CBREs Institutional Group in Miami and Scott ODonnell and Dominic Montazemi of the Private Capital Group in Palm Beach County No buyer representative was involved in the transaction. West Palm Beachup to 50% of the cost of eligible infrastructure improvements, up to$431,000. The incentive will be paid in annu al installments over a 10-year period, ulti mately offsetting the cost of storm drains, water mains, sidewalks, and other site improvements. It will be a gr eat help, and I think it will be instr umental in getting more development going on in Delray, without question, said Scott Webb, president of Kolter Commercial. Webb, who calls Delray Beach a destination city , said he has not seen this type of incentive in other cities where the company has built hotels. A lot of municipalities pay lip service to developers. They of fer tax credits or reductions in fees, but no assistance for the har d costs of construction. This grant program shows that the Delray Beach CRA really understands the needs of development. They wer e phenomenal to work with, Webb said. CRA Marketing and Grants Manager Elizabeth Burrows said the CRAs roll-out of the DIA program and five other new econom-ic development incentives last year was strate gically timed. By having these programs already in place, Delray Beach is positioned to attract development during the early stages of the economic r ecovery, Burrows said. Were starting to see some of the benefits now The CRA is working to bring two additional hotels to the downtown area: an afford-ably priced 4-stor y hotel on West Atlantic A venue, near Interstate 95; and a small boutique-hotel that is part of the proposed redevelopment of the Old Librar y Site, in the first block of SE 4th Avenue. The Hyatt Place hotel pr omises to bring more exposure to the CRA-supported Arts Garage located directly across SE 1st Street, and to other Pineapple Grove merchants.Patty Deitch, co-owner of The Beached Boat fur niture and home dcor store located two blocks north of the hotel site, is eagerly awaiting the hotels opening. Construction is scheduled to be complete in September 2012. Many of us ar e located just far enough off of Atlantic Avenue for people not to know whats down here, Deitch said. I thinkthe hotel will bring mor e people north on Pineapple Grove Wayboth tourists and residents. Giuliano Zaratin, owner of Dolce Amore Caf at 241 NE 2nd Avenue, is also excited about the new hotel. W eve been here for seven years. This is going to be a major thing for us. No more gap between NE 1st and 2nd Streets. People will find us more easily, andtheyll see how nice Pineapple Gr ove is, Zaratin said. Karen Pagano, owner of Glimpse Eyewear, whose front door is directly opposite the entrance to the Hyatt Place hotel, couldn t agree more. ourists are going to need sunglasses! she said with a smile. To me, this represents the completion of the neighborhood. Theresa good vibe her e and a lot more people are going to discover it. Paula Detwiller writes pr ofessionally for the CRA and other clients. Her website/blog can be found at Hyatt Place from page 1 Snow Birds and tourists or re-located city folk. I love the interesting variety of people in Delray, she says. Everyone is from all overthe place. I can buy specific pieces that ar e a bit unusual and they are accepted and appreciated here, I think because of the diversity As if her schedule wasn t full alr eady, Saltzman is also National Sales Dir ector for designer Rolando Santana. Saltzman first discovered this Mexican-American designer when she pur chased one of his dr esses for her self. She was so impressed by his craftsmanship that she continued to harass him for a year, until he finally gave me the job, she says. Santanas dresses have been worn by celebrities and fashionistas alike, includingReal Housewives of New Y ork star Alex McCord. Through her position, Saltzman is helping Santana brand both his couture collec-tion and his less expensive contemporar y line. His vision and workmanship are very fr esh. He s classic and innovative and r eally appeals to the modern woman, says Saltzman. Several of Rolando Santanas dresses are available at Native Sun, of course. Though she s always wearing at least 3-inch heels and an ensemble plucked straight fr om a collection, Saltzman is also a self-proclaimed hippie at hear t and uses her stor e as a platform for many charitable endeavors. With a par tner she star ted a womans cooperative in Guatemala to help promote fair trade and initiate female owned businesses. La roses de Concepcion is a group of women from Concepcion, Guatemala that hand-make stun-ning pieces of beaded jewelr y and handbags, several of which Saltzman designs with them in their village. She then sells the pieces in NativeSun and to other r etailers and r eturns the profits dir ectly to the Guatemalan cooperative. An avid dog-lover, Saltzman also uses Native Sun to help homeless animals find families. Thispast November she hosted an event with a local rescue organization called A Second ChancePuppy and Kitten Rescue, filling her stor e win dow with puppies available for adoption. Saltzman and her husband are the parents of two r escue dogs, Forrest and Soleil. When shes not showcasing Native Sun s latest cashmer e installation, she can be spotted showing off snapshots of her two dog-children to customers andfriends. Native Sun is, of course, extr emely canine friendly like much of Delray, another reason why Saltzman s stor e is so successful. Palm Beach Native Sun is undoubtedly Saltzmans love child. It is clear from the reactions of her clients that she spends hours scru-tinizing clothing to find pieces that she thinks ar e truly interesting and pleasing to them. And while she is a hard-working heavy-hitter in the fashion industr y with her hands in so many different projects, she lives here fulltime, pr oving that Delray Beach is her home, not just where her store resides. 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JANU ARY2012 17 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM DELRA Y BEACH, FL The owners of Cut 432, who reinvented the conceptof the steakhouse, announced their latest venture, Park Tavern, is slated to openin Januar y 2012 in W or thing Place on Atlantic Avenue. Partners Brandon Belluscio, Brian Albe and Chef Anthony Pizzo wer e inspired by their guests' desire for a casual dining experience, wher e friends can gather on a nightly basis, enjoy seasonally inspired comfort food, and sample an array of fine craft beers and inno-vative spirits. The 3,200 squar e foot restaurant will seat 150 indoors and out, and the stylish bar will seat 30. "We are extremely grateful to our guests," said Belluscio. "When we wer e considering a new r estaurant concept, their input was very important to our decision. Their support made Cut 432 a tremendous success and we are looking forward to providing that same level of excellence in more casual atmosphere with the intr oduction of Park T aver n." Building upon the popular resurgence of the tavern, the partners are creating a unique experience for their guests with tremendous attention being paid to every detail. The decor will featur e moder n "green" design elements along with classic tavern touches. Outside, there will belong picnic-style tables with r ed umbr el las which will be the per fect setting for families and friends to gather. Inside, the restaurant will showcase candy red tufted booths, rough Chicago brick walls, a pour ed concr ete bar and nostal gic Edison light fixtures. Park Tavern's menu will be reflective of the seasons, as Chef Anthony Pizzowill be sour cing many ingr edients fr om local farmers whenever possible, and everything in the kitchen will be madefr om scratch. "For me it's all about the right ingredients at the right time," stated the criti cally acclaimed chef. "The seasons will inspire the dishes, and all the ingredients, from the first to the last, will behandmade in the house." A few of the menu highlights include: French Bread Pizza with San Marzano Tomatoes and Imported Mozzarella; Housemade Mini Corn Dogs with Stadium mustar d; Shor t Ribs T ar tar e with Deviled Far m Egg, V iolet Mustard and Grilled French Bread; Clam Baked Chowder with HousemadeOyster Crackers and Heirloom Potatoes; Lobster Pot Pie with Heirloom V egetables and Brandied Lobster Cream; and Hot French Toast with Roasted Banana Ice Cream and Foster's Sauce. The same seasonal philosophy that inspires the food menu is mirrored by Park T aver n's bar pr ogram, which will feature handcrafted cocktails using only freshly squeezed juice and homegrown mint and basil. "We will be offering only craft beers," said Albe. "We will have 24 drafts. No bottles, so we stay tr ue to our eco-friendly philosophy. And we will feature names such as Dogfish Head, T er rapin Beer Company Souther n T ier Br ewer y and many mor e." Further details will be coming soon at, and on tasting and toasting Owners of Cut 432 to openPark T aver n in W orthing Placeby Christalyn Warner The Pineapple Contributing W riter BREAKFAST ANYONE? DOWNTOWN DELICIOUS The Holidays ar e in full swing, and with r estaurants lining Atlantic Avenue from the librar y to the beach, great food and drink are seemingly endless. A restaurant scene packed full of new happenings, downtown Delray Beach delivers when it comes to cele-brating this time of year The locals undoubtedly have their favorite spots for lunch and dinner, but br eakfast in downtown seems to be flying under the radar. What better way is there tospend this holiday season enjoying a gr eat breakfast or a gorgeous brunch with family and friends! This month The Delray Beach Pineapple explores morning fare and a few of the seasonal indulgences found ar ound town. A quick gr owing trend of restaurants specializing in brunch has taken root in down-town. On Sundays, Max s Har vest in Pineapple Grove, Old Calypso on the Intracoastal, Patio Delray on George Bush, Prime on the Ave., and the recently renovated Boston s Upper Deck (newly named 50 Ocean) ar e the most notable of the pack. It is important to note that the Atlantic Grille at the Seagate Hotel as well as Deck 84 on the Intracoastal of fer a special br unch on Satur days and Sundays. Also, Sundy House creates a more traditional brunch, buffet style with a variety of options including carving stations and omelets made to order. Best of all, the champagne, mimosas, and Bloody Mar s do not end. Celebrate your weekends with Brunch in downtown. When it comes to breakfast, the longest running and best-known spots are The Gr een Owl, Christinas, Bostons, and Caff Luna Rosa Over the past few years, however, things have changed and they now have considerable competition on theA venue. From the new Cie s Artisan Cafe on Swinton to Boheme Bistr o east of the bridge, there are now more options then ever before. When it is time to impress theout-of-towners, give them the experience of sipping a cup of cof fee at 10 am in 70-degree winter weather Morning sidewalk dining is the best part about Delrays breakfast scene. Offering breakfast bites most days of the week, Christinas off the Avenue in Pineapple Gr ove is a great local staple. Cie s Artisan Cafe on Swinton is healthful and delicious. Caff Luna Rosa and Bostons on the Beach are famous beachside eateries. Spot Cof fee acr oss from Old School Squar e has omelets and waffles that are to die for. Recently opened, Spoonfed by the RR tracks has an inexpensive menu and ideal sidewalk seating. Crepes by the Sea under the little r ed awning on Federal South, offers up light French fare. Boheme Bistro and Caffe Martier have wonderful food and a quaint caf feel. For a quick bite, Natures W ay Caf and Cof fee District ar e perfect places to pop in. If you find yourself with that early morning sweet tooth, stop in to Old School Bakery just west of the bridge. Breakfast in Delray has never been better. Just as the city knows how to celebrate with the largest Christmas tree for miles, so do the restaurants in town, offering holidayinspir ed food and drink that will be sur e to get you in the spirit. The following ar e just a few of the spots that have shar ed their spe cialties with us. For holiday sweets, Eggnog, Gingerbread and Peppermint frozen yogurts are the picks at Orange Leaf Cupcake lovers call ahead for Cupcake Coutur s seasonal Pumpkin and Gingerbr ead. With promises of menu items celebrating an array of holiday flavors, 32 EastsChef Nick Morfogen is sure to impress. For some spicy holiday teas, visit Maur eens World of Tea inside Cies Artisan Cafe You will feel as if you have been transported to a winter wonderland as you sip Black Christmas orCandied Pomegranate tea enjoying one of Cie s Gingerbread muffins. Inspired by Triple 8 Vodka based out of Nantucket, Falcon House is featuring aholiday cocktail called Nantucket SleighRide This fir e engine r ed cocktail has a cinnamon sugared rim and tastes like Christmas. Boastinga full list of holiday cocktails including Apple Pie, Eggnog and Spiced Pear martinis, Sundy House is a luscious escape. The Spiced Pear is this column writers favorite. Of fering over a dozen holiday beers, including Sier ra Nevada Celebration and Anchor Steam Christmas Ale, Coffee District is an amazing place for the beer connoisseur. Cotton candy topped with a pop rock rim, Prime s Barnum and Bailey is the per fect New Y ear s cocktail. Whether youre drinking your morning coffee at a street side caf or partying at oneof Delray s hot spots for New Y ears, make this holiday season enjoyable. Christalyn Warner writes a local food blog. Find it at Big Al's Steaks goes gourmet Big Al s Steaks, South Floridas only authentic Philly Cheesesteak chain, now features a series of gourmet cheesesteaks, including the Bacon BleuCheesesteak, the Fajita Cheesesteak, the Chili Cheesesteak, The BBQ Cheesesteak and the Triple Threat Cheesesteak. ere excited aboutthe new gourmet cheese steaks,and we think that they will help show everyone that cheesesteaks are a fantastic part of any Americans diet which issomething that all native Philadelphians alr eady know. says Co-Founder and CEO, Dr Alan (Big Al D'Angelo Trattoria Debuts in Delray The man behind Casa d'Angelo restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and at the Atlantis Hotel in Paradise Island has opened DAngelo Trattoria in the former home of Carolinas Coal Fired Pizza. Set in a 1920s cottage, the new r estaurant by Chef Angelo Elia features traditional Roman cuisine including an array of appetizers, salads, carpacci, pastas, prime meats, seafood and pizzas from a woodburning oven. Executive Chef Rickie Piper, who has been with Elia for more than ten years, has taken the helm at this new location. All of the food is freshly prepared on the premises and then popped into the woodbur ning oven. The oven, along with the cottage-like premises, adds to the charming atmosphere of this new haute spot. A pastr y shop and gela teria is also set to open there soon. dine


DECEMBER 2011 FRIDAY DECEMBER 9 Holiday Boat Parade Decorated boats leave Boynton Beach Inlet at 6:30 pm and travel down Intracoastal W aterway to C15 Canal in Delray Beach. V iewing areas along parade route. 561-735-7955 Friday Free Concert Series The Dillengers (Rock-a-Billy/Surf) 7pm 10:30pm Old School Square Entertainment Pavilion. 561-243-7922 or SATURDAY DECEMBER 10 Kids Day at the T ree Old School Square, visit Santa and play in the snow special surprises at the Famous 100-Foot Christmas T r ee, 10am 4 pm, 51 N. Swinton Avenue, 561279-1380 x17 or Ride & Remember T rolley Tour Sponsored by the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, 90-minute tour will focus on Historic Districts, 10 am pick-up at the Parking Garage on NE1st St and NE 1st A venue, $15 per person/$12 for members of Spady Museum 561-279-8883. Holiday Parade Pr esented by Delray Beach Parks and Recreation, parade begins at Venetian Drive at 6 pm, heads west on Atlantic Avenue to the Courthouse, 561-243-7277 orwww Jazz Project Paulette Dozier8:00pm The Arts Garage. 180 NE 1st St. 561-450-6357 for tickets. www .delraybeachar SA TURDAY-SUNDAY DECEMBER 10-11 Artists in the Park Delray Art League Fine Art Exhibition and sales 10:00am 4:30pm Veterans Park (Atlantic Avenueand the Intracoastal) SUNDAY DECEMBER 11 An Evening with Palm Beach Opera at Ar ts Garage7:00pm 180 NE 1st St 561-450-6357 for tickets. www Delray String Quar tet 4:00pm The Colony Hotel and Cabana Club, 525 E. Atlantic Avenue. $35 at the door. For information and reservations call 561-213-4138 BEGINNING MONDAY DECEMBER 12-21 Hey Mr. Producer! Delray Beach Playhouse. 950 NW 9th St. Call Playhouse for times. 561-272-1281 ext. 4. www .delray $30 MONDA Y -TUESDA Y DECEMBER 12-13 Santas Calling 6pm 8pm Santa and his helpers will be calling from the North Pole to surprise your children. Fill out questionnaire and return it to Delray Beach Community Center. Calls will be placed from 6pm 8pm. For more info call 561-243-7277 TUESDA Y DECEMBER 11 Str oll for Well Being Garden walks at the Morikami Museum, 10:30am-noon. 4000 Morikami Park Road. www .morikami.or g. $95 for thr ee month membership. Call for pr ogram details 561-495-0233 THURSDAY DECEMBER 15 Classical Explosion Dvorak Piano Quarter The Arts Garage 7:30pm 180 NE 1st St 561-450-6357 for tickets.www .delraybeachar ts.or g FRIDAY DECEMBER 16 Friday Fr ee Concer t Series The T ur nstiles (Billy Joel T ribute) 7pm 10:30pm Old School Squar e Enter tainment Pavilion. 561-243-7922 or Delray Beach Bus Loop 6pm 11pm Bus will stop at local venues for a drink and appetizer. Check-in at the Delray BeachLibrar y 100 W. Atlantic Avenue. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 561-266-0775 Playwrights & Play Readings Donalda McCar thy will dir ect an evening of interactive play r eading. Spady Museum. 170 NW 5th A venue 561-279-8883 FRIDAY-SUNDAY DECEMBER 16-18 Musical Moments on Ice Featuring U.S. National Champion Nicole Bobek and a cast of world-class skaters. This song-inspir ed show is set to the music of the 40 s, 50s, 60s and 70s. Elaborate costumes and artistic athleticism round out a not to be missed performance the entire family can enjoy. The Crest Theatre. 51 N. Swinton. 561243-7922. Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm & 8pm, Sunday 2pm& 7pm. $42 Delray Blazers Holiday Championship Basketball tournament Boys 4th 8th grade. T eam registration $200, deadline December 2nd. Pompey Park 1101 NW 2nd Str eet. Registration call 561-305-0691 or SATURDAY DECEMBER 17 GreenMarket 9am 2pm SE 4th Avenue. Breakfast With Santa Join Santa for a special breakfast at the Delray Beach Marriott, advanced reservations required, 10 N.Ocean Boulevar d, 8 am/9 am/10am/11am seatings, limited seating, 561 279-1380 x17 or www Sandoway Houses Beach Walk/Beach Talk New monthly program. 9am. 142 S. Ocean Blvd. 561-274-7263. $5 all ages including admission to Nature Center. Demonstrations of Sado, the Way of Tea. 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Morikami Museum, 4000 Morikami Park Road. 561-495-0233 $5 with paid admission. Cringle Mingle Pub Crawl. www SUNDA Y DECEMBER 18 Cars as Art 12pm 4pm Old School Square Park. Forgotten Soldiers Outreach. Sunday Sleuths Book Gr oup Unholy Or ders edited by Serita Stevens. 3pm, Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd A venue, www .mur der 561-279-7790 TUESDAY DECEMBER 20 Hanukkah Candle Lighting Ceremony at Old School Square: A special cer emony to mark the beginning of Hanukkah with the lighting of the first candle on the Menorah will be held at 6:00 pm. The cer emonial lighting will take place on the front lawn at Atlantic and Swinton Aves. (561) 243-7190. WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 21 Hanukkah THURSDAY-SATURDAY DECEMBER 22-24 Steve Solomon s My Mothers Italian, My Fathers Jewish & Im in Therapy The Crest Theatre. 51 N. Swinton. Thursday & Friday 8pm, Satur day 2pm. www .oldschool.or g 561-243-7922 FRIDAY DECEMBER 23 Friday Fr ee Concert Series The People UpStairs are known across South Florida for a sound that audiences immediately connect with. They combine modern rock-funk with a groovyisland touch and Latin r hythm to bridge barriers and broaden appeal. After hundr eds of live shows and distributing thousands of demo CD s, the diversity of their fans has been proven to span all races and ages. 7pm 10:30pm Old School Squar e Entertainment Pavilion. 561-243-7922 or SA TURDAY DECEMBER 24 The Arts Garage Jazz Project Eric Allison Quartet 8:00pm 180 NE 1st St. 561-450-6357 for tickets. Eric Allison plays allthe standar d woodwinds-saxophones, clarinet, and flute-with authority and authenticity in such styles as mainstr eam, bebop, funk jazz, New Orleans Second Line, Swing, andDixieland. www .delraybeachar Green Market: Christmas Eve Mini-Market Want to serve the freshest local food possible on Christmas? Weve got you covered. In fact, were the only Greenmarket in Palm Beach County that will be open on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24! Same Place, Limit ed Hours Y ou can still find us on SE 4th A venue in downtown Delray, but only from 9-11amand the mini-market will be set up along the sidewalk. The str eet will r emain open to traf fic, so youll be able to drive right up, park, and purchase what you need! SUNDAY DECEMBER 25 Christmas MONDAY DECEMBER 26 Kwanza Begins DECEMBER 27-30 & JANUARY 3-9 Winter Skate Park. Teen Center & Hobbit Skate Park. 9am 4pm. Boys and Girls Ages 5-15. 9-day pr ogram $180 Call 561-272-7158 FRIDAY DECEMBER 30 Kwanzaa Celebration 7pm 9pm, St Matthews Episcopal Church Parish Hall. 404 SW 3rd St. Bring canned goods for StMatthew s Food Pantr y. For more information call the Spady Museum 561-279-8883. The Ar ts Garage Ian Maksin | Fr om Bach to Sting 7:30pm Russian-bor n Chicago-based cellist, singer and composer Maksin r eturns with a new eclectic program! Special Guests: V ocalist Susana Behar and Michel Gonzalez on the guitar performing music ranging from J.S. Bach and his own original compositions, to a tribute to the music Ian has been drawing inspiration from since he was a kid. Friday Free Concert Series Across the Universe (Beatles Tribute) 7pm 10:30pm Free admission; cash bar, food tr ucks, chair rental Old School Square Entertainment Pavilion. 561-243-7922 or oldschool.or g SATURDAY DECEMBER 31 First Night 2012 New Years Eve Celebration 4pm midnight. Bring the entire family to enjoy visual and performing arts in non-alcoholic venues at various locations downtown including Old School Square. 561-279-1380 x17 or Happy New Y ear with (our very own) Patsy Cline! Delray Beach Playhouse. 950 NW 9th St. 2pm show $40, 8pm show $60. Includes reception beforehand. 561-272-1281 ext. 4. First Night 3:30-Midnight: Volunteers are needed to assist with various activity booths in venues throughout Delray Beach, with setup of activity areas and with cleanup. Volunteersr eceive free First Night buttons providing access to event after volunteer shift is completed. Contact Sarah Mar tin at smar GreenMarket farm visit of the week: brand new baby chicks along the street on SE 4th Ave. 9am 2pm DECEMBER EXHIBITS Shark Feeding Tuesday-Saturday, beginning at 10:30am. Sandoway House Natur e Center. 561-274-7263 www Holiday Carousel Old School Square, Nov. 25th-Jan. 1st. 5-9 p.m. weekdays; 1-9 p.m. weekends/school holiday break. Rides $2. 561-243-7922, American Society of Marine Ar tists 15th National Exhibition Cornell Museum at Old School Square. Tues-Sat., 10:30am 4:30pm; Sun 1:00pm 4:30pm. $10 general, $6 seniors,$4 students (13-214-12 Thr ough January 8th. 561-243-7922 Ice Age Florida Exhibit features hundreds of fossils and skulls. Sandoway House Nature Center. 142 S. Ocean Blvd.Thr ough Januar y 15th. $4 age 3 and above. 561-274-7263 www Zenmi A T aste of Zen: Paintings, Calligraphy and Ceramics fr om the Riva Lee Asbell Collection Morikami Museum, 4000 Morikami Park Road. www 561-495-0233 JANUARY 2012 TUESDAY-FRIDAY JANUARY 3-6 Kickin' Ar ts W inter Camp at Old School Square Cultural Arts Center 8:15 am 5:00 pm. Theme: Beyond The Sea. For ages 6-8 and 9-12 This FUN-FILLED week will include music, drum-ming, acting, dance and visual ar t pr ojects. Campers will work on a sea-themed short play during the week and showcase it to their parents and friends on the final day of camp. All sessions are age-appropriate and taught by professional actors, directors, musicians and art teachers. Tuition: $185 Please pack lunch and snacks. For more information or to register, please contact Ann Smith at 561-243-7922 or at education@oldschool.or g. SA TURDA Y JANUAR Y 7 The Ar ts Garage Urban Under gr ound 9pm 18 JANU ARY2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM The Delray Beach Public Library announced the r eturn of its highly successful Sunday Musical Matinee Series. A "subscription" to this series is available at $45 per person for all four per formances. T ickets for individual shows are available for $15 per person. Musical Pr ogram #1 Sunday January 15, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. Back by popular demand, awar dwinning jazz duo Davis & Dow This duo tackles jazz and pop standards with a daring and play-ful style. Julie Davis is a balladeer and Kelly Dow is a world-class guitarist. Davis & Dow Headline Librars Musical Matinee Series events calendar DELRA Y BEACH PUBLIC LIBRAR Y T uesda y, January 3, 17 & 31 @ 10:30 a.m. Gr eat Decisions Book Discussion pr esented by Carl W etzstein Tuesday, January 3 @ 2:00 p.m. Armchair Travel Series Wildlife of Namibia presented by photographer Michael Rosenbaum W ednesda y January 4, 11, 18 & 25 @ 11:30 a.m. Socrates Caf Weekly discussion group presented by Claire Drattell and Don Clare Wednesday, January 4 @ 2:00 p.m. Armchair Travel Series Florida Discovered presented by photographer Car ol Ann Rogus Thursday, January 5 @ 11:30 a.m. Lunch with Liz @ the Librar y Br own bag lunch & Discussion Gr oup Can We Talk based on the insights of Joan Rivers presented by radio personality and author Liz Sterling Thursday, January 5, 12, 19 & 27 from 1:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Empower ment Zone pr esented by Reference Librarian Brian Smith Thur sday, January 5 @ 2:00 p.m. The Humor of Judge Judy presented by Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe F riday, January 6, 13, 20 & 27 @ 10:00 a.m. Gr eat Books Discussion Group Great Conversations T wo presented by Dr. Barry Gross Friday, January 6 from 1:00 5:00 p.m. Empowerment Zone Workshop Network Strategies presented by Austin Zullo and Librarian Brian Smith Satur da y, January 7, 14 21 & 28 10:00 a.m. The Writers Studio weekly Saturday morning writers program Contact Josh Truxton 561-736-8044 Sunda y January 8 from 2:00 4:00 p.m. th Annual Author s Showcase featuring 12 local authors Monday, January 9 & 23 @ 10:00 a.m. Quilting Bee twice monthly quilting class presented by Catherine Marshall & Karen Pugh Monday, January 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 1:00 4:30 p.m. Empowerment Zone presented by Reference Librarian Brian Smith Monda y, January 9 @ 2:00 p.m. The T ruth Behind the Battle at the Little Bighorn presented by Stephen Singer Monda y, January 9, 16, 23 & 30 @ 5:15 p.m. Got Gaming? pr esented by Young Adult Librarian Loanis Menendez-Cuesta Tuesday, January 10 @ 2:00 p.m. Healthy Living Series Heart Health presented by Delray Medical Center Tuesday, January 10 @ 6:00 p.m. Evening Book Group The Tigers Wife by Tea Obreht presented by r otating book group leaders T uesda y Januar y 10 @ 6:30 p.m. Disc Jockeys of the Rock n Roll Era pr esented by Dr Rober t W eber Wednesday, January 11 @ 2:00 p.m. Healthy Living Series All You Need to Know About Skin Cancer & Prevention presented by Dr. Ronnit Stein Thursday, January 12 @ 10:00 a.m. Nobelity Book Group Seize the Day by Saul Bellow presented by Gil Schechtman Thur sday, January 12 & 26 @ 10:30 a.m. Craft Series Knit N Purl twice monthly presented by rotating presenters Thur sday, January 12 @ 2:00 p.m. een (read Sustainable) Gar dening presented by Carol Whitaker Friday, January 13 from 1:00 5:00 p.m. Empowerment Zone Workshop Building a Marketing Plan presented by Austin Zullo and Librarian Brian Smith Sunda y January 15 @ 2:00 p.m. "Sunday Musical Matinee Series featuring jazz duo Davis & Dow Tuesday, January 17 @ 2:00 p.m. ills & Probate: What You Need to Know presented by Michelle Hofkin & Charles Schwar tz W ednesda y Januar y 1 8 @ 2:00 p.m. Ar mchair T ravel Series Inter national V olunteering as Y our New Vacation Idea presented by Joyce Major Thursday, January 19 @ 10:30 a.m. Publix Aprons Cooking School Lecture & Cooking Demonstration presented by Chef Wes Bonner Thur sday, January 19 @ 2:00 p.m. Author s Series Pilot Fatigue presented by Allen Morris Monda y, January 23 @ 1:00 p.m. After noon Book Gr oup Calebs Crossing by Geraldine Brooks presented by Refer ence Librarian Kathleen Hensman Monday, January 23 @ 2:00 p.m. Healthy Living Series Preserving the Power of Your Brain as You Age presented by Dr. John Conde T uesda y, January 24 @ 2:00 p.m. Healthy Living Series Using Optimum Nutrition to Strengthen Your Immune System by R. Mark Stowe, Nutrition Cottage W ednesda y, January 25 @ 2:00 p.m. Author s Series Stephen Foster -Renaissance Man pr esented by Marshall Frank Thursday, January 26 @ 2:00 p.m. Healthy Living Series Hear Better-Live Better presented by Dr. Valeria Rossetti Monday, January 30 @ 10:30 a.m. Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course see brochure for course listings and fees


SATURDAY JANUARY 7 Slow Food Saturdays at the Delray GreenMarket watch an Awe-some Raw-some milk demonstration 10am and 1pm watch raw milk as it turns to cream, whipped cream, butter, buttermilk and ultimately cheese. SUNDAY JANUARY 8 The Ar ts Garage An Evening with Palm Beach Opera 7pm TUESDAY JANUARY 10 Chamber of Commerce 11th Annual Mayors Prayer Breakfast. 7am 9am Pompey Park. Keynote Speaker, Fonda Huizenga. Join Mayor Woodie McDuffie in ringingin the new year FRIDAY-SUNDAY JANUARY 13-15 The T wo and Only 2007 Tony Award Winner for Best Theatrical Event The Crest Theatre. 51 N. Swinton. 561-243-7922 SATURDAY JANUARY 14 Ride and Remember Trolley Tour, sponsored by Florida Power & Light and The Colony Hotel: The tour takes riders ona tour of the city s five historic districts. Riders will tour the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Old School Squar e and a thir d location (to be announced select historic sites for a closer look at the fascinating history of Delray Beach. Pick-Up location: Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, 170 NW Fifth Avenue, Delray Beach. Dates/Times: From 10am-noon on the second Saturday of each month. Cost: $15 per person. For more information, call 561-2798883 or visit Gr eenMarket farm visit of the week: Come feed baby cow CoCo Channel along the str eet on SE 4th Ave. 9am 2pm The Arts Garage Ed Calle 8pm A multi Grammy Award W inner Calle is known for his extraor dinar y ability to play bebop, and Latin and contemporary jazz. One of the most in demand sax players in the country, Ed has recorded and performed around the world with such artists as Gloria Estefan,Placido Domingo, the Spice Girls, Julio Iglesias, MichaelBolton, Bob James, and Bobby Caldwell. SATURDAY-SUNDAY JANUARY 14-15 Artists in the Park Fine art exhibition and sales. Sponsored by Delray Beach Ar t League. V eterans Park, Atlantic A ve & Intracoastal. 10am 4:30 pm, 561-443-7797 SUNDAY JANUARY 15 The Arts Garage Schumann, Piano and String Quintet 6pm MONDA Y JANUAR Y 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast: The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum and Old School Square Cultural Arts Center invite the community to be a part of their annual breakfast, celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The annual breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. January 16, 2012, at the Delray Beach Golf Club, 2200 Highland Ave. Student winners of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival will present their winning works. Media is invited. Cost: $20 per person; $10 for children; event includes a br eakfast buffet. Please RSVP by January 9. For more information, call 561-279-8883 or visit www THURSDAY JANUARY 19 On The Ave (Formerly Art & Jazz) 6:30pm 10:30pm Open Air Art Gallery. Music. Sponsored by Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative and the Downtown Delray Beach Restaurants. Discounts in participating restaurants and merchants. 561-279-1380 x3 FRIDAY JANUARY 20 The Ar ts Garage Special Event Live Art 8pm SATURDAY JANUARY 21 GreenMarket farm visit of the week: Honey Bee demonstration The Arts Garage Jace Vek Experience The show brings the audience inside the creative process, and allows them to see first hand how this modern day composer createsnew works of ar t, and shares them with the world. Combining the piano with the latest cutting edge digitalmusical technology the audience will see and hear Jace perform on the grand piano while accompanied by an array of sounds, including symphony and electronic fusions of beats, bass and rhythms. SA TURDAY-SUNDAY JANUARY 21-22 23rd Annual Delray Beach Festival of the Arts 10:00am 5:00pm Atlantic A venue near the Beach. 561-243-1077 or www TUESDAY JANUARY 24 Delray Beach Parks & Recreation Softball Leagues: Co-Ed, Recr eational & Competitive. D League (Recr eational) star ts Jan. 24, D+ League (Competitivets Jan. 26, Co-Ed League starts Jan. 27. Contact Tom Kwiatek at 561-243-7255 or email FRIDAY-SATURDAY JANUARY 27-28 Fr om Linton W ith Love Centennial Play by Er nie Simon at The Crest Theatre at Old School Square. 8pm $20 Reserved Seating $40 VIP Seating For info call 561-243-7922 x1 orvisit online at www .oldschool.or g SATURDAY JANUARY 28 GreenMarket farm visit of the week: Nubian and Spanish br eed goats The Ar ts Garage W endy Pedersen 8pm Wendy Pedersen is one of South Floridas favorite performers. She has won numerous awards including the Southern Bell/Pace Jazz Artist of the Y ear and Miami New T imes best vocalist. W endy also sings with an exciting new jazz vocal quar tet, Mad Romance, featur ing Rick Harris, Lisanne Lyons and Greg Diaz. SATURDAY-SUNDAY JANUARY 28-29 Artists in the Park Delray Art League Fine Art Exhibition and sales 10:00am 4:30pm Old School Square (Atlantic Avenue and Swinton) SUNDAY JANUARY 29 South Florida Symphony The Cr est Theatre at Old School Square 2:00pm or call 954-522-8445 The Arts Garage Divas in Art An evening of passion, art, performance. DELRAYS NEWEST CABARET Wine Bar Entertainment by Female Illusionists. A showcase of exquisitear t and cabaret style entertainment, that will keep you laughing, enticed and inspir ed. FEBRUARY 2012 FRIDA Y -SUNDA Y FEBRUAR Y 10-12 13th Annual Garlic Festival. Old School Square Pavillion and Grounds. $12 Daily Admission. 561-279-0907 www BEGINNING FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24-MARCH 4 Inter national T ennis Championship. 5610-6000 www SA TURDA Y -SUNDA Y FEBRUAR Y 25-26 15th Annual Delray Beach Craft Festival. 10am 5pm. 561243-1077 Please Send Your Calendar Listings To: JANU ARY2012 19 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM events calendar DELRAY BEACH CITY DIRECTORY Delray Beach City Hall 100 NW 1st Avenue Delray Beach, Florida 33444 General Infor mation (561 Emergency 9-1-1 Non-Emergency (561 Citizen Service Requests (561 City Manager s Office (561 Utility Billing (561 W ater/Sewer Maint. (561 Parks & Recreation (561 Municipal Golf Course (561 City Clerks Office (561 Jobline (561 PBC Animal Control (561 Police Department (561 Fire Department (561 Heritage Hen Farm AWA Farm Fresh Eggs Green Cay Farms Thomas Produce Sanchez Farms Alderman Organic Farms Bistro Blends Olive Oils & Balsamic V inegars Pappardelle s Pasta Independent Seafood Capt. Red Beard Hot Sauces The Orchid Doctor Anitas Guacamole Organic Juice Booth Amazing Creations Serenity Flows Soaps Mozzarita Fresh Italian Cheeses Pasta Amore Raviolis The Happy Pickle Tweedle Organic Dog Treats Local Raw Honey Good V ibe Teas Stone Crabs Gluten Free Products Old School Bread Co. Fresh Cut Flowers Arrowhead Fla. Grass Fed Beef Antibiotic & Hormone Free W orld Flavors Spices & T eas Heavenly Key Lime Pies Raw Milk and Fresh Yogurt Peruvian Empanadas Of fshore Crab Co. Fresh Conch, Conch Fritters, Conch Salad, Golden Crabs Taste of Africa Live Music Need Garden Advice? Ask the Master Gardener! Visit with a farm animal each week! www FRIDAY-SATURDAY JANUARY 27-28 Delray Beach Centennial Play by Ernie Simon at The Crest Theatre at Old School Square 8pm T ickets $20 (Reserved) and $40 (VIP) Infor mation: Call 561-243-7922 ext #1 or visit online at www .oldschool.orgFrom Linton With Love