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In the modern digital world, it seems like parades would have joined the eight track tape player or Model T on the waste heap of history. But there is something heartwarming and so human in the sights and sounds of a parade. And Delray sure knows how to put them on! The Annual Delray Beach St. Patricks Day Parade is filled with floats, bands, fire trucks, leprechauns, the sublime and the ridiculous marching down Main Street of the Fairest City in America. Our Citys Annual Tribute to Firefighters has become an international affair in the past few years, drawing participants from Ireland, Australia, Belgium, Canada and twenty states. Now, in its 44th year, what began as a little stroll down Atlantic Avenue by a local Irish barkeep named Maury Powers has become the largest St. Patricks Day parade in the state and one of the largest in the nation as crowds close to 100,000 people have thronged Downtown Delray Beach. This years parade is presented by Brs Room. The Saturday, March 17th event runs from 11:00am 7:00pm, with the parade starting at 2:00pm. The Parade is produced by Festival Management Group as a service to everyones favorite hometown. Irish Eyes Are Smiling St. Patricks Day Parade expected to be largest ever VIBRANT GROWTH Where Pineapple Grove meets with Artists Alley by T ara Monks The Pineapple Staf f Writer As Delray residents and visitors should already know, Pineapple Grove is theper fect space for Sunday brunches, intimate dinners and a mystery novel. The Grove reaches along NE 2nd and NE 3rd Avenues, as far north as Lake Ida Road and east toward the train tracks, giving shade to bir d lovers, skater kids, arts enthusiasts and fans of a great pizza place. Welcome to the top fronds of Pineapple Grove: where the tranquil murmur of shops meets the ascend-ing applause of Ar tists Alley. The northeast side of Pineapple Grove and the recently rooted Artists Alley are sowing the seeds for a successful future as a thriving district of Delray. It is cultivating, growing and on the brink of bur geoning into a melting pot of ar ts, entertainment and delicacies. It is within this district you will find some of the most interesting, enthusiastic and genuine people in Delray Some have been here for years and are staples to the lives of many(Br enda s Bir ds, Camilucci Signs, and Cof fee District), while others have just found the area and are adding to its eclecticism. Meet Vladimir for example, a new addition to Artists Alley. Vladimir Prodanovich works and lives amid the paint-pepper ed cement floors of his studio. Ten-foot easels support figure sketches and paintings, colorr eferences and a kittens play space. Buckets of paint, plaster and books are throughout. Vladimir is an industrial artist. His creations range from simple mixed-media model studies to massive murals and sculptur es. While seemingly brazen in attitude, and known to buck at bur eaucracy and authority he is inherently kind, thoughtful and interested in others. You can find him next door toCamilucci s sign shop, continued on p. 21 DELRA Y BEACH, FL The 2012 Delray Beach International T ennis Championships (ITC announced the addition of a special concert event to enhance its schedule of activities during thehigh-caliber tennis tour nament. The per formances will take place on Saturday, March 3, ATP World Tour Semifinal Day, and will feature the all-star bandRockers in Recover y along with a national ly r enowned comedian. Ticket-holders for the Saturday sessions will have exclusive access to the concer t*. The Rockers in Recover y Band is a supergroup consisting of legendary r ock musicians Ricky Byr d (2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominee and formerly of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts), Richie Supa (Aer osmith and Richie Sambora), Kasim Sulton (T odd Rundgren), Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel Band for 30 years (Vanilla Fudge) and Christine Ohlman (SNLBand). Also joining the band will be motiva tional funnyman, Comedian Mark Lundholm. Rockers In Recovery, an addiction communi-ty awar eness concer t and www Your Downtown Delray Beach Community Newspaper MARCH 2012 delray beach thePINEAPPLE Jimmy Mills: chef and owner of Jimmys Bistro by Rigel Herman The Pineapple Staf f W riter I think if everyone knew how to make a simple tomato sauce at home, the world might be a little better place.Chef Jimmy Mills Despite being the chef and owner of one of Delray Beachs most popular restaurants, Jimmy Mills remains unaffected by the stereotypes that seem to commonly consume many of his peers. Chefs are known to be irritable, even arrogant. If Mills is cranky or over-worked, he doesnt show it. This could be chalked up to the fact that his r estaurant, Jimmys Bistro, located just South of Atlantic A ve. on Swinton, is only seven tables and the kitchen is open. It would be difficult for Mills to behave er ratically or with pomposity that his customers could literally see. So it could be that hes hiding it. But with one conversation and a peer into his eyes that hold so much sincerity, its obvious that what hes cultivated is authentic. If youve never been, Jimmys is known firstly for its cuisine. The food is fresh, made from scratch, local and straightforward. The menu, which is scrawled on the wall behind the bar in chalk, (no paper version exists, yet not regularly, based on Mills mood, inspiration and, of course, whats available. Cur rently, for example, you can find zucchini flowers (the top part of a zucchini that eludes many) listed as an appetizer. Locally grown and purchased by Mills from Pontano Farms, he interprets them for the plate by stuffing them with eggplant and ricotta, breading, frying and dressing them with olive tapenade. Surrounded by big, upscale and restaurateur-owned establishments, FOOD AND TRA VEL MIX WELL continued on p. 20 T ennis tourney in full swing Super-group Rockers in Recovery to perform during tournament; tennis attendees r eceive exclusive access to performances by legendary musicians continued on p. 8 DELRAY BEACH, FL The third annual All People s Day Diversity Festival will take place Saturday, March 31 from 9:30am to 5:00pm at the S D Spady School 901 NW 3RD St. and NW 10th Ave. This free to the public event boasts a wide variety of activities for the whole family. Star ting at 11 am, dazzling performances of dance, music, social theatr e, and poetr y spanning the globe will commence on the stage in 15 minute intervals. These beautifully costumed ar tists include Chinese Performing Arts (dance (Middle -Eastern dance (African-American foot stomp (Japanese Taiko drumming), SD SpadyDiversity Skit, Robin Ren (Ar gentine Tango), Puppet Network (enor mous size puppet per formance), Temple Sinai 3rd Annual All Peoples Day Diversity Festival continued on p. 3 Vincent Cacace of Cacace Fine Art




MAR CH2012 3 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM The Twilight Festival, a weekend of competitive bicycle racing, comes to Delray Beach March 9 and 10, complete with crit (criterionraces and plenty of family fun. Friday Night: Enjoy the Grid Qualifiers as racers compete on stage for one of the coveted"Call Ups" for the Crit on Satur day night. Saturday: The day begins with a scenic fifty mile "Gambler Ride" along scenic A1A. The ride finishes at Old School Square where the health and wellness vendor village will be under way. Complimentar y tai chi class, yoga class and many vendors assembled in the squar e. Dedicated "Kid's Zone" where kids will compete in their ver y own race complete with medals. After wards kid friendly activities include bounce houses and face painting. Fr om 8 am 4 pm there will be amateur crit races where the top winners in each category have the chance to raceon the Pr o Course for $1000. As the sun starts to set, the cycling will crank up with top amateur races followed by the Pr o Women's Race and then the Pro Men's Race. Sunday: Amateur crit races in West Palm Beach (par t of the FPS & Rosewood Series.) Delray Beach T wilight Festival Friday March 9th 10 am 6 pm Dog House Grid Qualifiers 12 pm 9 pm Food Court4 pm 8 pm Kid Zone 4 pm 11 pm Beer Gar den 9:30 pm 11 pm Racer Meet and Greet Satur day, March 10th 7 am Gambler Ride Registration 7:30 am 11 am Gambler Ride 50 mile course Atlantic Ave. to Palm Beach Inlet and back 8:30 am 10 am Live Music T ai Chi with DU20 9 am 3 pm Amateur Races 9:30 am Kids Race Registration10 am 12:30 pm Kids Races11 am 10 pm Food Cour t 10 am 5 pm Vendor Village 4 pm 11 pm Beer Garden 5 pm Kids Parade 5:15 pm $1,000 mile sprint 5:40 6:30 pm Amateur Finals 7 pm 8 pm W omen s Pr o Race 8:30 pm 10 pm Mens Pro Race National level racing comes to Delray Beach with Twilight Festival The City of Delray Beach will hold its nonpartisan municipal election on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, to fill two (2 ber City Commission. City residents will elect two City Commissioners, each ser ving twoyear ter ms. All terms commence Thursday, March 29, 2012. Should a tie occur between the top two candidates for any seat, a second non-par tisan election will be held on Tuesday, March 27th. The annual organizational meeting for newly electedof ficials is scheduled for March 29th at 6:00 pm in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 100 NW 1st Avenue, Delray Beach. VOTER IDENTIFICA TION: The Clerk or Inspector shall r equire each elector, upon entering the polling place, to present one of the following current and valid picture identifications: Florida Driver's License,Florida Identification Car d issued by the Depar tment of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, United States Passport, Debit or Cr edit Cards, Military Identification, Student Identification, Retirement Center Identification, Neighborhood Association Identification or Public Assistance Identification ABSENTEE BALLOT : To obtain an absentee ballot or to r equest the date when in-person absentee voting commences, contact the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections by calling (5611226. POLLING LOCATIONS: Polling locations in the City ofDelray Beach will be open fr om 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on Election Day (Tuesday, March 13, 2012). Where you vote depends on your Pr ecinct Number, which is located on your V oter Identification Card. If you are unable to locate your Precinct Number, it is available on the Supervisor of Elections website at or by callingtheir of fice at (561 For mor e information, contact the Delray Beach City Clerk's Office at (561City of Delray Beach Municipal Election Tuesday, March 13th Choir, Haitian American Solidarity (dance well as numerous others, treating the attendees to a vast array of cultural experiences. Prizes donated by local businesses and merchandise booths are to be raffled off. Over 40 interactive and merchandise booths will featur e a diverse mix to see and do. One will find arts projects such as Origami Peace Crane folding and family mural paint ing, health and issue based activities, clever wor d games by non pr ofits, as well as for sale items such as ar twork, jewelry, and mouthwatering international cuisine. A free workshop from 9:30 to 11:00 am will teach childr en to make the Craft Dough People. Plain white craft dough will be divided into five parts. Food colors representing the brown, beige, red, gold, or mixed skin tones will beadded to each par t. Fr om these the kids will make five small faces on the same surface. In addition to being great fun, this is a visual and easily understood illustration that all people are made from the same materials and should ther efore be treated with equal respect. Pre-registration for the workshop is open to the first 50 people who sign-up by calling (561 Cr eated thr ough the arts by Susan Berkowitz-Schwar tz in 1973, All People's Day was celebrated for 35 years in New Jersey and is held on or near March 22. It has spr ead to South Florida receiving proclamations and tributes from city, county and state officials with hopes of becoming a national holiday one day soon. For furtherinfor mation call (561 All Peoples Day from page 1


4 MAR CH2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM by Tara Monks The Pineapple Staff Writer Imagination is ever ything. It is the preview of lifes coming attractions. These are the words of Albert Einstein, told to Adam Runyon by his father on such a regular basis during his youth, the statement has since evolved into a staple of belief. Adam Runyon is the owner and operator of The Board Room, Delrays newest and finest addition to Atlantic Avenue. A walkthr ough the shop will show you a high-end sur f shop and clothing gallery with a hint of carefree or Boho-SoHo board-lesson-andr ental company. Pick your preferred terminology for The Board Room; its all the sameto Adam, as long as you love it. Runyon opened The Boar d Room in January 2012 on East Atlantic Avenue with thehelp of his family and closest friends. Often, visitors will meet his daughters in the stor e, his br other at the register and family friends helping others find the perfect paddleboard, pair of sunglasses or pr esents for their wives (because the dresses are to die for As the grandson of the founder of Ellen T racy, Adam has worked in and gained a thorough knowledge of the fashion industry, from war ehouse work to piece goods, pr oduction and sales. But always, as Adam explains, he gr ew up loving the boards. When asked for his own interpr etation of The Boar d Room, he reveals, I wanted to incorporate my background in fashion with my love of the ocean. When asked about his inspiration and motivation, he smiles and begins discussing his daughters, 11-year-old Zoe and 9-year-old Jillian, as the strength behind his stamina, and then moves on to his mother his best friend who keeps him on his toes. While opening a boutique surf shop has always been a dream of his, it was not a planned reality until September 2011. Within three months of deciding to fulfill his vision of a fresh-faced surf shop, he converted the empty space at 1155 East Atlantic into a work of art that not only showcases product, but also seeks to plant the seeds for a good futur e within Delray Beach. And his imagination has created something that can only surpass visions of a good future. The custom designed board racks, display cases and cabinetr y made of r ecycled and r epurposed products, along with the two televisions, gr eat music and positive ener gy emanating through the store create an environment that is not only fresh and beautifully distinct, but enjoyable. Those who come,stay for a while. Ther e is no in-and-out visit here, thanks to an air of welcome, comfort and hospitality sometimes missed in Floridastor es. Adam is friendly, a little too cool for school and happy to show you what just came in. His younger br other Brandon is as fr esh faced as the shop, ener getic and eager to please. His daughters are just an added bundle of joy to be around. If you haven t stopped in yet, because youve either been on your way to yet another tourist trap or because you just werent sure what The Board Room was all about, its time you take a few steps past the front door and into the r efreshing feel of authentic people tr ying to make an authentic business suc ceed. Once inside you will find some of the best products in the industry, includingStarbor d and Y olo paddle boar ds; Bing and COS surfboards; mens clothing by Honolua, Xcel, T oes on the Nose, Dakine and OluKai; womens clothing by Gypsy 05, Le Soleil, Hard Tail, Bettinis Swimwear, Voom and Hiho; accessories by Catherine M Zadeh andM. Cohen and sunglasses by Maui Jim, Kaenon and Spy Optic. These brands, of course, are just to name a few. And it s not just the brands that ar e selling. When people come into The Board Room, they ar e str uck by the fr esh approach to the traditional surf shop. It is the personification of family, friends, passion and fashion a different kind of luxury. Adam Runyon has worked hard to create an interesting mixture of beach-life influences, topped of f with a commitment to providing for his family and the community in whichhe lives Delray Beach. Just as his father instilled a sense of imag ination, his family has continued to influence his motives. His business will never be about cut-thr oat economics and below-the-belt competitive tactics. It will always be honest, in an effort to set great examples for his kids. In following suit with notions of creativity and imagination, Adam seems to have actualized another of his concepts: Try not to become a man of success, but rather try tobecome a man of value. And we all know once you find and do what you love, success follows. IF YOU VISIT: The Board Room Mon-Sun 9am-6pm 1155 E Atlantic A ve, Suite 104 A different kind of boardroom Its a family affair at new boutique surf shop


MAR CH2012 5 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM DELRA Y BEACH, FL The Fourth Annual Savor the A venue, an elegant epicurean experience held each year on Delray Beach s famed and historic Atlantic Avenue, will take place on Thursday, March 29, 2012beginning at 5:30pm. Florida s longest table will feature a four-course dinner provided by 18 of Delrays premier restaurants. The estimated 1,000 guests will reserve their seats with one of the par ticipating 18 r estaurants, with $5 fr om each r eser vation benefiting the Office Depot Foundation. Participating restaurants are: 32 East, Cabanael Rey Carpe Diem by Caf de France, Caf fe Luna Rosa, City Oyster & Sushi Bar Cut 432, GOL! Taste of Brazil, La Cigale, Lemongrass, Maxs Harvest, Prime, SpoonFed, Sundy House, The Office, Tramonti, Tryst, Union and V ic & Angelos. Each dinner is pair ed with select wines that are presented by Rutherford Wine Company. The menus can be viewed at -events and the March/April issue of Delray Beach magazine. T o par ticipate, guests should make r eservations directly with the restaurant of their choice, and all r eservations should be made by March 23, 2012. Prices ar e established by each r estaurant and range from $55 to $89. Historic Downtown Delray has something for everyone both night and day, from fine ar t and fabulous fashions to incr edible cuisine. Savor the Avenue is a wonderful community event that showcases some of the finest r estaurants in the ar ea, says Marjorie Fer r er executive director of the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA Savor the A venue will begin with a cock tail party hosted by Xant at 5:30pm, followed by dinner seating at 6:15pm and a 5-block-long grand toast at 6:30pm by Master (Mistress news anchor, Suzanne Boyd. An after-party following dinner will be sponsor ed by Hangar 88, at 19 N.E. Thir d Ave., Delrays newest nightclub in the heart of downtown Delray Beach. The after -party will feature entertainment and drink specials with Xant. Delray Beach continues to gr ow as an international destination for dining, and we are proud to sponsor and host this unique event once again this year, says Margaret Mar y Shuff, publisher of both Boca Raton and Delray Beach magazines. Sponsored and co-hosted by Delray Beach and Boca Raton magazines and theDelray Beach Downtown Development Authority Savor the Avenues dining table will be 1,361 feet long, stretching from Swinton Avenue east to Fifth Avenue (U.S. 1e are excited to have several additional sponsors and featur es this year to assist in enhancing this amazing event. A special thank you to the Delray Garden Center and JM Lexus, says Laura Simon, associate director of theDowntown Development Authority Not only will this evening showcase Delray s fine r estaurants, it will also include informal modeling from many downtown Delray fashion boutiques. Another featur e new this year is a table-decorating contest among the restaurants; the winner will be announced during the evening by the president of the Office Depot Foundation, Mary Wong. The Of fice Depot Foundation is hon ored to be the beneficiary of this extraordinary event for the third year in a row, Wong says. The donations we r eceive help us make a pr ofound dif fer ence to children and families right here in South Florida. We are exceptionally grateful for this oppor tunity For details and menus visit For mor e information about the Office Depot Foundation, visit visit Feast at Floridas longest table on Delray Beachs Atlantic Avenue f fr r " " " " f f r r f f f b b t t n n n n t t ff! fff CATCH DELRAYS GOT TALENT: THE ENCORE! Back by popular demand, Delray s Got Talent: The Encore! is set to take thestage again. Last year Delrays Got Talent fundraiser raised mor e than $35,000 for the City of Delrays public beach renovation. Because of its success, the City will break gr ound in the near future on Phase I the new beach pavilion. Delray s Got Talent: The Encore! will take place Thursday, March 7th at 7:00pm at the Cr est Theatre at downtowns Old School Square. Last year s benefit was called The best event of the season! Join friends and neighbors for a fabulous evening of music showcasing Delray s most gifted musical performers. Once again the revue headlines the finest classical, jazz, country, blues, and rock n roll perfor mers in the area, including Amber Leigh, Delray String Quartet, Maria Nofsinger, Esme Hurlburt, The Jazz Combo and The Dillingers. A reception will follow the show inthe historic Old School Squar e Gymnasium. The event dir ectly benefits the Citys Beach Area Master Plan a renovation and revitalization of Delray Beachs municipal public beach park. Tickets are limited. Reser ved seats for Delrays Got Talent: The Encore! are on sale for $100 and may be purchased through the Old School Square box office. For tickets call 561-243-7922 ext. 1. Delray String Quartet


6 MAR CH2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM Mangr ove Park boat ramps r econstruction project completed The City of Delray Beach announced that the reconstruction of the Mangrove Park boatramps, located at 1211 South Federal Highway has been completed. The r econstruction project corrected the severe slope of the boat ramps, which made it difficult for boaters to launch and retrieve their vessels safely. The r edesign of the boat ramps included removal of the old boat ramps and floating dock and re-grading the ramps to maintain a reduced slope. These improvements are expected to result in increased boat rampusage while making it easier to launch and retrieve vessels. T otal funding for this project was $188,240, which was funded with grantawar ds from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser vation Commission (FWC$102,500 and the Florida Inland Navigation District(FIND$85,740 For mor e information, contact Rafael Ballester o, Deputy Director of Construction City of Delray Beach Environmental Services Department, at (561 Proclamation for All Peoples Day on March 22 at Spady School For the third year in a row, the Delray Beach Commissioners proclaimed March 22nd as All Peoples Day, presenting Susan Berkowitz-Schwar tz, the holidays founder, with a 2012 Pr oclamation. It urged all residents to appreciate the universal qualities at our core and the differences that help make us individuals. The All Peoples Day DiversityFestival will be celebrated on Sat. Mar ch 31, at S D Spady School. (901 NW 3rd St Why two dates? The founder honors her mother Florence Magezis, whose birthday is March 22nd, because she encouraged Susan to develop her artistic abilities at a crucial time in her life. The school system had placedSusan in a classr oom of childr en with mar gin al retardation because she couldnt read. It wasnt yet known that children with learningdisabilities ar e usually ver y bright. They just have different ways of learning. Because of her mothers support Susan eventually got a masters degree in Art Therapy. The creation of All Peoples Day was also a result of her mothers influence. The holiday promotes understanding and mutual acceptance among all cultural and issue-based gr oups through the arts. At the free All Peoples Day Diversity Festival on March 31st from 11am to 5 pm, attendees will discover their connections topeople whom ar e both different and the same as them thr ough fabulous music, dance and dramatic performances. Over 40 creative interactive booths will offer multicultural craft making, word games and much more as well as vendors selling ethnic foods and goods. Preceding these activities, from 9:30 to 11am, a free childrens Craft Dough People workshop will take place illustrating that we ar e all made from the same materials and should ther efore be treated with equal respect. To register for workshop call (561 V iew the website at Complimentary tickets to the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships The City of Delray Beach will once again par tner with the Delray Beach Inter national Tennis Championships (ITC tar y grandstand seating tickets to all ITC matches. 100 tickets per session (total of 200 tickets per day) will be offered to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. The ITC Championships will be held from February 24th thr u March 4th at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, 201 West Atlantic Avenue. The complimentary tickets are limited to two (2, either for the day or evening session. T ickets will be distrib uted in the lobby of Delray Beach City Hall, 100 NW 1st Avenue, between 8:00 am 10:00 am onthe following days: Friday February 24th and Monday, February 27th thru Friday, March 2nd. For a complete list of tour nament times and matches, visit www .Y ellowT or call (561 the ITC complimentary tickets, call (561243-7190. Discount card offers average savings to r esidents of 23 per cent The City of Delray Beach will launch a program on Thursday, March 1, 2012, to help provide residents with some relief from the high cost of pr escription medications. Through the program -sponsored by theNational League of Cities (NLC making free prescription discount cards available to City residents. The discount cards offer City r esidents an average of 23 percent savings of f the r etail price of pr escription medications. The NLC Prescription Discount Card can be used by all residents of the City of DelrayBeach and has no r estrictions based on a r esi dent's age, income level, or existing health coverage. The car d can be used at appr oxi mately thirty (30, as well as at more than 60,000 participating retail pharmacies across the country. Residents can obtain a fr ee NLC Prescription Discount Card in a number of ways. They can print them from the Internet atwww .car or can get a card at various locations thr oughout the City including Delray Beach City Hall lobby (100 NW 1st Avenue), the Neighborhood Resource Center (141 SW 12th Avenue), City of Delray Beach Community Center (50 NW 1st Avenue), theDelray Beach Public Librar y (100 W Atlantic A venue), Veterans Park (802 NE 1st Street Pompey Park (1101 NW 2nd Street can also use to locate the nearest participating pharmacy or call toll-free at 1.888.620.1749 for assistance with the pr ogram. Scholarship opportunity of fered to high-schoolers Delray Beach high school students ar e eligible to apply for college tuition scholarships that may be renewable forup to 4 years fr om the Dare 2 Be Great Foundation, a not-for -pr ofit organization committed to helping local students achieve their maximum potential through education. The scholarships ar e a 4-year commitment, designed to bridge the gap between financialaid granted by colleges, state and federal aid sources and the recipient's need in order toattend college. Applications will be accepted thr ough Friday, March 16th. Last year scholarships wer e awarded to nine Delray Beach students.For more information on this scholarship program, including eligibility r equirements and/or application, visit www Teen actors invited to audition for theatre The City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department and Acting Up! Per for mers' Academy announced a new enhancement of the arts program at the City's "505" Teen Center, 505 SE 5th Avenue. Thisnew pr ogram will offer teens, 12 to 17 years old, the opportunity to perform in two productions of Readers' Theatr e-Meets-theRadio Play dir ected by Miss Donni. Auditions for "Hairball" will be held on Saturday March 3rd, at 5:00 pm, at the "505"T een Center Rehearsals will take place on March 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 5:00 pm. The performance will be held on Sunday, April 1st. Auditions for "Letters" will be held on Saturday, April 21, at 5:00 pm, at the "505" Teen Center Rehearsals will take place on April 28th, May 5th, 12th and 19th, at 5:00 pm. The performance will be held on Sunday, May 20th. Actors that are chosen to par ticipate in the productions will ber equir ed to commit to attending all rehearsals to be able to perform in the play. The cost for each (all the rehearsalsar e included in the one session) session is $25 for Delray Beach Residents and $35 for nonresidents and includes professional instruc-tion and pr oduction costs. Show tickets, cos tumes and meals/snacks are not included in the Rehearsal cost and will r equir e additional payment. If you have any questions or require additional information on this new arts programand/or the auditions, contact Danielle Pearson at (561 RealT ime Marketing expands digital ser vices Local digital marketing agency RealTime Marketing Group, announced the addition of Mobile Website and Mobile App Development to their list of digital services. The announce ment makes sense: market research firm IDC says that by 2015 more users will access the Inter net wirelessly via a mobile device than from a desktop or laptop.RealT imes CEO, Terra Spero, says, e encountered a demand from anumber of our clients, and in tr ue RealTime fashion, we rose to the challenge. If you plan on attending the 50thAnnual Delray Af fair in April, be on the lookout for RealT imes latest project the first ever Delray Affair mobile application (for iOS devices) and mobile website (available on all smartphones). For more information on RealT ime Marketing Group, visit their website at www .RealT Spady Museum hires FAU student Chudnei Bennett The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum announced it has added col lege student Chudnei J. Bennett to its staf f as museum assistant. Bennett is responsible for assisting with and pr omoting museum pr ograms and events, overseeing fr ont of fice r esponsibili ties and leading tours through visiting exhibits and permanent galleries. e ar e excited to have Chudnei as part of our team, said Charlene Jones, Spady Museum administrator. She is enthusiastic, energetic and personable. W e invite our members and suppor ters to welcome her to her new role. Prior to joining the Spady Bennett was a leasing agent for Student Housing LLC in T allahassee, wher e she led tours of model units and performedadministrative duties. She has also worked as an intern for Achievement Centers for Childr en & Families Foundation in Delray Beach, as a student clerk for the Boynton Beach UtilitiesDepar tment, as an administrative assistant for the Home Care Association of Florida in T allahassee and as a special events coor dinator for Florida A&M University. Bennett is currently attending Florida Atlantic University where she is studying for aB.A. in Sociology/Public Relations. The Spady Museum, 170 N.W. Fifth Ave., is the only one of its kind in Palm Beach County,dedicated to showcasing the African-, Haitianand Caribbean-American cultural contributions to the ar tistic landscape of Florida and the U.S. save hire city biz act pineapple slices Chudnei J. Bennett Susan Berkowitz-Schwartz receives Proclamation fr om Delray's Vice Mayor Angeleta Gray


MAR CH2012 7 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM Executive Editor JEFFREY DIAZ 561-299-1430 Community Relations GENE FISHER 561-414-5067 Dir ector of Marketing RYAN BOYLSTON 954-415-1895 r For Editorial: call: (561 e-mail: Contributing Writers RIGEL HERMAN SUSIE KELEHER KUR T LEHMANN T AR YN SHEA LOUGHRAN T ARA MONKS DREW TUCKER CHRIST AL YN W ARNER 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. Housed in the r estored 1925 Delray High School building, the Crest Theatre was dedicated in 1993 as the performing arts center. Originally the high school auditorium, the Cr est Theatre was re-designed as a charming, 323-seat, state-of-the-art facility combining the original high school color (bluem burgundy and gold accents. The original stage was only 12 feet deep; therefore two stories of additional space were added during restoration to provide backstage, dressing room and storage areas. The original proscenium remains an important historic feature of the theater. The Crest provides a truly intimate entertainment experience. The Main Stage Series (November-Aprilofessional theatre, music and dance as well as national tours, comedy, and unique variety shows. The Br oadway Cabaret Series (January-April) features Broadways hottest stars. The Lecture Series (January-April) features notable speakers from around the country and a wide variety of topics. The Crest also serves as an important venue for other organizations, schools and community groups to present their own productions, presentations and town meetings. Surrounding the theatre are nine beautifully restored classrooms which now serve as meeting, workshop, reception and art class space. Village Stroll Crest Theatre at Old School Square The Delray Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade is like no other parade in South Florida. The parade is an International Tribute to Fire Fighters from around the world with thousands of Firefighters travelingto Delray Beach to be par t of this grand event. The complete parade r oute along Atlantic Ave. is decorated at five key points with fire department ladder trucks from multiple fire departments with their ladders extended tip to tip, hanging huge flags that the entir e parade will march under. Antique fire engines as well as modern day fire engines and apparatus featured. Firedepar tment honor guard teams will march car rying flags and ornate fire axes. Fire department bagpipe band members from different fire department pipe and drum bands will march and play together. Unifor med marching firefighters, Dalmation dog owners, and professional fire clowns have been invited to delight the spectators. Civilians and parade sponsors will ridetheir decorated floats. Don't miss the fr ee Pre & Post Parade Party located on the front lawn of Old School Square from 11 am 7 pm featuring food, beverages, and live entertainment by Break Blossom immediately following the parade. Elliot James star ted the raw r ock band Br eak Blossom last summer when singer Skyler Mondell had contacted James about doing a hybrid pr oject together and collaborating. James and Mondel recruited Marc Ryan and Jesse Lee later that month and the foursomewent straight into the studio and began writing a record together. Mondell was currently working at NASA at the time and gave up his day job as a rocket scientist to join the band full time. The newly released band came out on the scene r eleasing a music video immediately and following up with a second one. Break Blossom sold out it's first show and continues to stir buzz in not only south Florida, but all around the world! 2012 St Pat s Parade Features Hollywood Fir e Rescue assisting with their ladder truck to take part in the flag hanging detail. This now makes Hollywood, Broward County, Pompano Beach, Tamarac, Coral Springs, Sunrise, and Pembr oke Pines as Broward agencies representing the flag hanging detail. Miami Dade County is sending up Aerial-13. These all will join the Palm BeachCounty agencies par ticipating in the flag detail. Parade Grand Marshal this year is Florida State Fire Marshal / Chief Financial Of ficer Jeff Atwater FIRE / EMS Pipe Bands participating fr om the U.S, Canada and Australia! 8 Uniformed Belgian Firefighters traveling to Delray from Belgium to march in parade Palm Bay Firefighter, Carlos Pozo, will be singing his Fir efighter Anthem Tribute song LIVE, playing on a scissor lift. 12 ladder trucks from 12 different departments (Miami Dade, Broward, Hollywood, Pompano, Coral Springs, Tamarac, DB) hanging 6 huge flags acr oss the parade street. A firefighter and his wife will re-new their wedding vows on specially dressed wedding engines with "Just Married Again" banners dr opped down as they exchange vows. See you ther e, and Erin Go Bragh!


8 MAR CH2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM comedy event at the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships is sponsor ed by Treatment Solutions Network and the National Institute for Holistic Addiction Studies (NIFHAS Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the ITC is the only A TP tournament in the world featuring an A TP Champions Tour event and an ATP World Tour event in the same week at the same venue. The 2012 tour nament runs from February 24 March 4, and features headlin-ers Andy Roddick and John Isner in the A TP World Tour field while Ivan Lendl and Michael Chang battle legendary foes in the ATP Champions Tour event. Not your typical tennis tour nament, the ITC not only features world-class men s tennis, but a wealth of accompanying festivities for the entir e com munity. This includes: live music throughout the week, in-stadium entertainment, on-courtseats in a conver tible Porsche, play-with-a-pro experiences, the VolleyGirls promo team, amazing food & beverage, Kidz Day activi ties, Ladies Day luncheons, senior specials, exclusive VIP opportunities and more. e are thrilled to add this concert to our schedule of activities for the Delray BeachInter national Tennis Championships, said John Butler, executive director of the ITC. These guys ar e the geniuses behind some of the greatest songs and music movements that have evolved overthe past 30 years, so bringing them together on the same stage should make for unbelievable per formances. As well, they present a tremendous message on the difficulties of addiction and thepower of r ecover y, and we ar e pleased to sup port their mission with this awareness event. Community and media events are the cor nerstone of Rockers In Recovery and holding an event can be an exciting and important way to make a dif ference in our community, said John Hollis, founder of Rockers in Recover y The impact our or ganization can have by spr eading a lasting message of recovery throughout our commu-nity can be beyond measur e. Since 2008, Rockers In Recovery (RIR towar d the support of Rockers who ar e in recovery or support r ecovery, along with music lovers in recov-er y. Rockers In Recover y is an online portal for the RIR radio/video show, which is dedicated to music, news, inter views, events, and festivals taking place in the rock and roll industry. Musicians who ar e in r ecover y can spotlight their music, videos, pictures, and upcoming concer ts, festivals, and new music r eleases. RIR gives r ecovering musicians a safe platfor m to shar e information and receive feedback from the RIR members. T o learn more about RIR, their mission, and upcoming events, please go to or call 954-826-4920. Show Schedule, March 3, 2012 Noon 1:00 pm Opening Acts: Comedian Mark Lundholm and The Full Range Band 2:30 3:00 pm Unplugged Set: The Rockers In Recovery Band 5:00 7:00 pm Main Event: Comedian Mark Lundholm The Rockers In Recover y Band 8:30 pm Recovery Comedy Show: Comedian Mark Lundholm*Concert attendance requires a ticket to the Delray Beach Inter national T ennis Championships. For the noon to 3:00 pmenter tainment, attendees must present a day session ticket. For the 7:00 to 11:00 pm enter tainment, attendees must present an evening session ticket. Either ticket covers the 5:00 to7:00 pm main concer t event. T o purchase tickets call 561-330-6000, order online at or in-person at W almar t's T icketmaster out lets. Complete tournament information is available at, the ITC Tennis Tournament from page 1 Liber ty Devitto Richie Supa Kasim Sulton


of ficial tournament website, or the Delray Beach ITC box office (open Monday Friday, 9:00 am 6:00 pm, 561-330-6000, 30 NW 1st Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444). About the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships: The Delray Beach Inter national Tennis Championships (ITCTP tournament in the world featuring an ATP Champions Tour event and an ATP WorldT our event in the same week at the same venue. As the event unfolds Febr uary 24March 4 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center in Delray Beach, the $500,000 ATP World Tour tournament will be celebrating its 20th year (14th in Delray Beach the ATP Champions Tour its third. Each yearthe ITC attracts the best tennis players in the world and thousands of visitors to Delray Beach and Palm Beach County In 2010, the event r eceived the Palm Beach County Visitor and Convention Bur eau's annual Providencia Award for its extraordinary contribution to tourism, and itwas also honor ed in 2003 with the ATP Award of Excellence. The ITC is one of 12 ATP World Tour events in the United States and hosted the first-ever ATP Champions Tour event played on US soil. Including bothT ours, the event's total player compensation is more than $1 million. For more information, click to MAR CH2012 9 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM Christine Ohlman Ricky Byr d Mark Stein ITC Tennis Tournament from page 8 The Business Sale Specialists 8 Transworld offers eight important steps to finding the right business for you.Step 1: Take Charge Step 2: EvaluationStep 3: Education Step 4: Sear ch Step 5: Offer Step 6: Due DiligenceStep 7: Closing Step 8: Post Closing Transworld Business Advisors,LLC 5101 NW 21st Avenue Ft.Lauderdale,FL 33309 Fatima M. GradySales Intermediar y Hablo Espaolfatima@tworld.com561-573-3227 561-340-3685 MEET THE VOLLEYGIRLS Delray Beach For the past 13 years, the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships (ITC come through its pearly white gates at the Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center. In 2012, the event is going to amp it up evenmor e, hosting the world's only ten-day 'Super Event' featuring tennis champions past and presentexploding into a combined professional men's ATP World Tour and ATP Champions Tour event, and running simultaneously thr ough March 4. And yet, even tennis most-revered legends could not charmingly court the ITC grounds like its charismatic promotional team the V olleyGirls. The ITCs VolleyGirls are the ambassadors and spokespersons of theevent the iconic figurines of the ITC both on-site at the tour nament's sponsors' private parties, PR engagements with players on-airin TV and radio, as well as appearances in the Delray Beach community and Palm Beach County. The VolleyGirls must be at least 18 years of age, sporty, electric, professional, engaging and charming. The Girls colorfully diverse backgrounds appropriately adorn the International Tennis Championships, as some past and cur rent Girls hail from Colombia, Brazil, Mor occo, Germany, Romania, Yugoslavia, as well as South Floridas playgrounds in Palm Beach, Broward and MiamiDade counties. When we star ted the VolleyGirl campaign in 2007, we thought it would be popular, but never realized the extent to which these girls became the iconic figures of the event they did, said John Butler Executive Dir ector of the Delray Beach ITC. Now theyve received national recognition, endorsement deals with incredible fashion boutiques and make-up linesIts all justexploded in such a fantastic way Theyve become an ideal representation of the event.




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MAR CH2012 13 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM music The 27-year-old husband and father of two spends (almostcof fee shops as he does in the studio, tweets mor e than he talks, (@ericbiddines and while youre sleeping (assuming yourein bed by 2am) he is either playing a college show, recording his next mix tape/video/EP, or suppor ting another up-and-coming Florida MC. But, despite his 6 statur e, gold teeth (they come out tattoos, Eric Biddines may be the most honest and complex ar tist you will ever hear His meetings are always over coffee. It doesn t matter the time of day; coffee is Erics motivation. He could be in the club or in the r ecor ding booth, its always coffee. Ive never drank or done any dr ugs the rapper declares with pride, but Ive been on my coffee beans since I can remember Its no won-der because Eric doesn t seem to ever stop moving. I want success more then I want sleep, he says. I also want to be a gr eat father so I do most of my performances and recording after the kids have gone to bed. A drug and alcohol fr ee rapper who is a responsible father? Could this be the new face of hip-hop? When you listen to Erics lyrics you can tell that something s dif ferent. Hes got a very visual lyrical style but its not his style that s the most dif fer ent. When youre listening to him you are reminded of some of his influences, namely Andre 3000 of the group Outkast, mixed with a little AlGr eene. No, it s the feeling that you get when you listen to his albums. Its a mood of someone trying to do more with their music, not in the sense that he is pr eaching or talking about world peace per-se, but in that hes telling his stor y And its a compelling story. Im tr ying to change lives with my music in a positive way, the way music changed my life. I want to tell the story of the average personmaking something out of nothing, he says. Talking to Eric, it would seem that getting picked up by a major record label is a forgone conclusion. So why hasn t it happened yet? Eric sips his cof fee, sends out a few tweets, looks of f and tells me. I would have been signed (by a record label) already if I followed the trends,but I didn t want to do anything that wasn t completely me. If you stay your course it takes a little longer for the labels to come, but when they do, they will do what you want. Then Eric stops to think. Hes always thinking past the moment, thinking pastchanging the rap scene. Eric is thinking about how to change the whole music scene. He stops to tweet and r emind his follow ers to go and check out his new video that just came out. Its called Souther n FLA and its the title track of his Southern FLA album, an album that is as har d hitting as it is smooth and thoughtful, and featur es the song Delray Rock which is an anthem for anyone who has any history in Delray. I just wanted tomake an album that was easy to digest. What that means to you is that you will like it. No matter where you are from. Eric is passionate about building not only his own brand, but also the brand of SouthFlorida. Ar tists need to sharpen their focus, he says. As an artist right now, you cant blame anything on the area. The people are here andthey ar e willing to listen, we just need to be thoughtful about our music and innovate! An artist recognizes Eric and tells him that they need to collaborate on his next album. It was a r eggae artist and Eric agrees to meet with him for a cup of cof fee after our meeting is done. Everyone wants to get Eric on his or her team. Jazz Singer Chloe Dolandis recently sat in with him at his Arts Garage concer t; someone has approached him to use his song Delray Rock to support an upcoming bid for Delray city commissioner. I ask Eric what hes going to do when he gets signed and becomes a superstar. Hesays he doesn t need to worry about that and tells me that a dollar in your pocket is all you need to make change. Its one of his lines from his latest album and I suddenly realize why he needs all the cof fee; hes got a world to change. For mor e on Eric Biddines go to www Thr u March 4 Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center International Tennis Tournament. Between matches catch top notch musical acts on the main stage! ITC time is one of my favorite times of the year for good music (and good tennis March 2 thru 4 Old School Square Reflections of RosemaryDebby Boone, Pat Boone's daughter, has taken the music of Rosemar y Clooney to new heights, mastering the timing, intonation and fr om-thehear t intimacy she per fected. Debby was recently featured on Oprahs final season. For tickets: www March 3rd DADA The Hard Richards Ska (Punk music + Hor ns = Ska) isn't usually my thing, but these guys put on a great show and their ener gy is infectious! March 24 Arts Garage One of the greatest jazz duos returns to Delray with their band to enter tain and delight audiences with their amazing style. For tickets: www .ar tsgarage.or g March 29 Hurricane Lounge Girlfriend Material is r ocking the Hurricane Lounge as they tend to do. This band is pur e fun, don't miss them. Fridays in Mar ch Bull Bar Catch the 3 Amigos doing their own brand of covers. Always a sur e bet. April 7 Arts Garage, Urban Underground "Rappers Delight" par t 2 Back by popular demand, the best MCs in Florida as they take you on a tour through the roots of Hip Hop with the Arts Garage House band. Drew Tucker is the founder of Tucker Music Academy. Connect with him on twitt er at @tuc k er music101 or email him at about any great concerts, gigs, or shows going on in Delray Beach. Pineapple Profile: Eric Biddines may be the most honest and complex artist youll ever hear by Drew TUCKER MUST-SEE MUSIC IN MARCH






16 MAR CH2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM D rew and The Woo is a regular Pineapple series that follows two young professionals as they look for the perfect night out in Delray Beach. They'll need a happy hour, a sub-20-buck dinner, some live music and a late-night hot spot. Call it a scavenger hunt, bar crawl or even a mild bender.Either way you're going to want to follow intheir footsteps. At the end of the year, Drew and The Woo will select their top choice for each cat-egory and invite the whole city to come outand join them for "The Best Night Out In Downtown Delray." HAPPY HOUR Falcon House, An oldie, but a goodie. This rustic approachto an ar t bar is borderline tropical with its outdoor seatingand lush sur roundings. Happy hour includes half off most drinks from 5pm-7pm. Dr ew: I hear we have some company tonight, huh? Ryan: The word is out. This monthly series is interactive. Followers can either r ead about what we did or read about what they did with us. I love it. Dr ew: W ell next month a few Delray r egulars ar e going to be r eading about themselves enjoy ing half of f drinks at Falcon House. We even have a City Commission candidate joining us in our quest. R yan: W ait! Youre not going to name the candidate, ar e you? If we feature one, well have to give equal opportunity to the rest. Drew: True. So its official; were inviting all City Commission candidates to join us for a Drew and The Woo Night. Ryan: As long as theyre buying. Drew: Well that isnt an issue at Falcon House. All the drinks ar e half off. Not two for one, but half off. Ryan: So if I want an odd number of drinks, its cool? Drew: One, three, five eleven. Knock your self out. Anyway you drink it, youre getting a deal. Ryan: Eleven? Id better order a few of these tasty tapas. Drew: Go for it. Falcon House was rocking the tapas menu long before it became a restaurant craze. Most plates are $8.88 or less and are perfect for sharing. Ryan: Im not sharing my Parmesan Fries with you, if thats what youre getting at. Drew: I was simply pointing out that Falcon House is an original. Ryan: Indeed, to its bones. The setting has a South American vibe. Open windows and doors combine the indoor and outdoor envir onments. Warm reds complement the tropical sur roundings and create a chill lounge feel. Dr ew: Half of f drinks, delicious tapas and a r elaxing indoor/outdoor bar. What more could you ask for in a Happy Hour? R yan: A tab picked up by our City Commission Candidates. DINNER FOR UNDER $20 The Shack A new addition to the Ave The Shack is a real deal subshop with a tiki hut twist. An affordable draft beerselection and the place is alwaysbuzzing. Enjoy a sub, some tunes anda little bimini ring anytime. Dr ew: It s my favorite place to order lunch from downtown. R yan: Y ou just like it because they deliver to your of fice in a Hawaiian wrapped golf cart with a sur fboar d on top. Drew: Seeing that red cart pull up makes my day. R yan: For sur e. Especially since its filled with giant tasty sandwiches. Drew: Which brings us to why were here. Among a sea of Subway s and Quiznos the classic, local sub (or submarine become a thing of the past. But now, places like Laspadas and our very own The Shack arebringing the sub back! Ryan: And theyre doing it by using quality ingredients and a heavy hand. The Shack Special that I just ordered only cost $9.28 and I wont have to eat for three days. Drew: Make that sandwich a combo with an interesting beer selection, Rastafar Rye Ale, and some Dirtys potato chips and youre out thedoor for only $15.62. Ryan: I know you love to get take out, but I bet most people want to eat in at this joint. Its bohemian, yet r efined. Ther s a tiki hut in the back, some photos of patr ons on the wall and ver y hip orange glass counter tops that are actually made by the owner Dr ew: So the owner of The Shack also makes futuristic glass counter tops? R yan: And he gets to drive the SHACK-MOBILE whenever he wants. Dr ew: My her o. LIVE MUSIC Blue Anchor The Blue Anchor is an English pub inDowntown Delray with a rich historyand a soft spot fortradition. It s the bar of choice for locals who want to catchlive music, watch asoccer game or just chow on authentic fish & chips. Dr ew: Ah, yes. My own secr et downtown pub. R yan: Secr et? The place is packed. Dr ew: Y eah but its a different kind of packed. This place always feels like Im hanging out with a gr oup of friends, rather than a cr owd of strangers. R yan: That s pr obably because everyone here is a Delray local and Im pr etty sur e most of them are your actual friends. Drew: No, no. This little pub has always had something the other bars don t. R yan: Scotch eggs? Dr ew: No. Authenticity The food, the bar tenders and even the patr ons. This place is r eal. It s like my living r oom, but with gr eat live music R yan: and an old school cigar ette machine. Which pr oves that The Blue Anchor doesn t car e about tr ends. It cr uises along, untouched by time. No ener gy drink infused shots, no DJs, and definitely no bedazzled shir ts. Dr ew: Right. Get this we ran into a couple that not only met at Blue Anchor 20 years ago, theymet while listening to the sameband. R yan: And not like 20 years ago they wer e both her e, listening to Rolling Stones on the jukebox. They wer e her e actually seeing the same live band 20 years ago that still plays now Mad Cow Drew: That says a lot for Blue Anchor, but maybe even mor e about Mad Cow. This band is like ZZ Tops beards; classic. We looked them up on Facebook while they were playing and R yan: Im sor ry. These guys are on The Facebook? Drew: Yes, and they have quite a presence. Their profile nails what they bring to Blue Anchor week after weekA high-energy trip back to the Sixties and Seventies with these three guys is contagious! Led by Stewart on vocals, guitar and keyboard. (Yes folks, he plays both instruments at the same time!) This talented trio carries you right back to rock's golden era. Whatever lights your fire The Doors, Beatles, Hendrix, TheStones or Pink Floyd this band will make you want to sing and dance 'til you drop. Ryan: Wow. My profile just says Male. Married. Dr ew: Sounds like your e just not as cool as Mad Cow Online or offline. R yan: That hur ts bro. Fortunately were meeting the Spot Cof fee cr ew at our next stop. My cool level is about to be tur ned to eleven. LATE NIGHT SPOT Pepes Hideaway Delray Beachs second oldest bar, Pepes Hideaway boasts a location thats perfect for beachside tourists looking for a late night localsspot. Expect good ser vice and str ong drinks. R yan: Pepe s Hideaway is a Bar in every sense of the wor d. Thats probably why their sign just says, The Bar Dr ew: Let s run down the Bar Checklist. Liquor? R yan: Check. Dr ew: Pool table? R yan: Check. Dr ew: Smokey? R yan: Check Dr ew: Jukebox? R yan: Check. Dr ew: Friendly bar tenders? R yan: Check. Dr ew: Open till 2am or later? R yan: Check. Dr ew: Dar ts? R yan: Check Drew: Yup, we have ourselves a bar. Ryan: I think its cool to call it a dive bar. I mean, especially since people seem to have become r ecently infatuated with dives. Dr ew: Y our e right. In a world filled with mar tini bars, nightclubs, craft br ew houses and hookah lounges the dive bar is flat out r efr eshing. R yan: Thank you! My feelings exactly This place is completely r efr eshing. It s simple, and straightfor war d. Drink some beer play some games and jam out to Def Leppar d. Dr ew: All in a sprawling two-stor y location hid den just East of the Intracoastal. R yan: Just look for The Bar sign and youll find this late night dive. Dr ew: Cheers! T o dive bars! T AB. T AXI. BED. W ant us to consider your favorite local hang out? Email us at info@dr


MAR CH2012 17 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM arts/entertainment Crest Theatre at Old School Square March 2-3-4 DEBBY BOONE: Reflections of Rosemar y (Main Stage Series Considered one of the greatest Big Band vocalists of a generation, Rosemary Clooney left her musical ar rangements and legacy to her daughter-in-law, Debby Boone. The daughter of legendary 50s icon Pat Boone, Debby hastaken the music to new heights, mastering the timing, intonation and from-the-heart intima-cy her mother -in-law perfected. Debby was recently featured on Oprahs final season. March 5 & 6 JIM CARUSO'S CAST P ARTY AND CONCERT WITH BILLY STRITCH (Cabaret Special Event Cabaret special event will be an exciting evening of cabaret entertainment unlikeany weve done befor e! The nearly two-hour show will be presented in two unique acts with an inter mission. Act One features Jim Carusos Cast Party, where New York Citysown Jim Car uso will recreate his wildly popular Bir dland show with a South Florida spin and showcase some of South Floridas best musical theatre talent. Jims hilarious, impromptu variety show has played Bir dland for eight years, and this will be his first east coast venture outside of New York! Act Two will featur e a spectacular cabar et con cer t showcasing the incredible musical talents of Jim Caruso, himself, and Grammy Award winning composer Billy Stritch. This is an evening you wont want to miss! T ickets $42. Mar ch 7 DELRA YS GOT T ALENT (Guest productionednesday, 7 pm; tickets $100 (includes post-show reception in the Old School Squar e Gymnasium); call 561276-2632. The Beach Property Owners' Association presents an encore of last year's popular musical event and fundraiser. This year's performers include cr ossover country sensation Amber Leigh, folk singer/guitarist Marie Nofsinger, rock-a-billy favorites the Dillingers, the Delray String Quartet, andvocalists Chuck Ridley and Esme Hurlbur t. Pr oceeds benefit the Delray Beach pavilion construction project on Delray's public beach. March 11 South Florida Symphony Or chestra (Guest pr oduction) Crest Theatre, Sunday, 2 p.m. Program includes Shostakovich: FestiveOver ture; Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Jeffrey Chappell, piano; and Ellen Taafe Zwilich: Symphony No. 5, "Concer to for Orchestra". For more information, visit March 19 & 20 THREE PHANTOMS IN CONCER T starring Ron Bohmer, Craig Schulman and Kevin Gray (Broadway Cabaret Series Three stars of Phantom of the Opera on Br oadway come together for two incr edible nights. Ron Bohmer also starred on Broadway in The Scarlet Pimpernel, A Little Night Music and Ragtime. Kevin Gray star red in the r evival of The King and I and per for med in Miss Saigon, Titanic and Andrew Lloyd Webbers Music of the Night. Craig Schulmanstar r ed in the 10th anniversary production of Les Miserables in London. He also star red in Jekyll and Hyde, Fiddler on the Roof and The Secret Garden. Its the music of the night times three! March 30, 31 & April 1 RHYTHMIC CIRCUS FEET DONT F AIL ME NOW (Main Stage Series amazing dance troupe infuses hard-hitting tap, high spirited humor and phenomenal percussion dance to transfor m their tap shoes into instruments of rhythm. Its an unforgettable show guaranteed to leave audiencesof all ages amazed at its unique you have to see it to believe it quality! April 2 & 3 JARROD SPECTOR (Broadway Cabaret Series than 1000 per formances on Broadway, he is still going str ong as Frankie Valli in the Tony, Olivier and Grammy award winning produc-tion of Jersey Boys. As a child, he was a finalist onStar Sear ch and later made is Broadway debut as the young Gavroche inLes Miserables. April 27-28-29 and May 4 & 5 The Irish Theatre of Florida presents The Country Boy by John Murphy (Guest production, 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm; tickets $20, purchase online or call the Box Office at 561-2437922, ext. 1 to avoid the internet fee. The Country Boy is an intimate portrait of the cost of countr y life and city living. It examines the whole pr oblem of emigration and the effects it has, not just on those who left the country, but also the ones who were left behind. Full of comedy and humor ous genius, beneath the laughs lies the harsh and sad r eality of the bitterness and regrets that emigration has inflicted upon Irish society over the years.For mor e infor mation, call 561-302-7444 or visit www


18 MAR CH2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM by Melissa McCart Cour tesy NewTimes Broward-Palm Beach Delray Beach has earned bragging rights. Dense with restaurants down Atlantic Avenue, the beachfront town has swept thevotes for New T imes' first Food Town Throwdown. At 1,766 votes, it trounced West Palm/Lake Worth in the final round. From Sundy House and DaDa, all the way down to Boston's on the Beach, Delray and its range of r estaurants clinched the win. A monied clientele continues to lure restauranteurs, twenty years after Elwood's sparked the neighborhood revival. Just last month, Park Taverndebuted, a second r estaurant from the folks behind Cut 432, seated just a few doors away. And the owners of the new Union, an Asian Gastrolounge, considered Ft. Lauderdales new Himmarshee Landing in early stages, then defected to a neighbor hood with more allure. The final choices between Delray and West Palm/Lake Worth reinforce that we gravitate toward towns with a center. This New Urbanism is the building of communities that embrace historic preservation that are conducive for biking and walking. Delray's good eats are the spoils of progressive city planning. Delrays go-to waterfront dining destination DELRAY BEACH, FL Created by legendary South Florida restaurateur Burt Rapopor t, owner of Rapoport Restaurant Gr oup, Deck 84 has quickly grown into Delrays go-to waterfront dining destination.A local and tourist favorite, guests flock to their deck and patio seating on the week-ends to enjoy live bands, fr esh seafood, and cool cocktails. Located right on the A ve, nearly hidden by the Atlantic Ave. Intracoastal Bridge, Deck 84s prime location and great views are something you need to see for yourself! Pulling up in boats to Deck 84 s 150 feet of easy-access dock space or strolling in from Atlantic Ave. to their newly renovated front sliding glass doors, guests are lucky to snag anopen seat on the weekends. A gr eat meeting place for happy hour or a casual dinner with friends, patrons can enjoy gorgeous Intracoastal views, which can be seen from ever y seat or table. Deck 84 has became a popular Br unch destination. Every Saturday and Sunday they offer an innovative Brunch menu priced from $10 to $15. Menu highlights include made-to-or der signature items like Chef Jons 24 Hour French Toast ($14 soaked for a full day topped with Oregon wild berries and powdered sugar-no syrup needed for this delicious sweet tr eat. Feast on their extra-lar ge Breakfast Burrito ($12 stuffed full with organic eggs, caramelized onions, roasted poblano peppers, cheddarjack cheese, enchilada sauce and topped with sour cr eam, pico de gallo and guacamole or their popular Smoked Salmon Flatbr ead ($15 scallion cr eam cheese and topped with pickled red onion and capers. A typical Br unch getaway would not be complete without the refreshingly traditional mor ning cocktail. Deck 84 s unique BuildYour-Own Bloody Mary Bar is unlike any other in South Florida. Guests choose fr om mor e than 20 ingredients to personalize their unique creation. With add-ons like stuffed olives, bacon, okra, spicy green beans, giardiniera and 15 varieties of hot sauces, the possibilities ar e endless. Their large 20 oz. glass is absolutely necessary with an abundance of options to choose from. For those of you looking for a deal that is not only filling but easy on the wallet, stop inon T uesdays from 5-10 p.m. for their all-youcan-eat tacos! Choose from rojo chicken, chili braised beef or mojo marinated pork tacos,unlimited for just $13. Make it a fiesta and wash it down with a $6 mar garita to complement this Taco Tuesday special. Deck 84 is open daily Monday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday andSatur day 11:30 a.m. to 12 midnight. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Location: at 840 E. Atlantic Ave. adjacent to the Atlantic Avenue bridge. Known for providing highquality cuisine with a good value, Rapopor t has br oadened his horizons for sophisticated, resort-style comfort at Deck 84. Burt Rapoport also owns Henrys at 16850 JogRoad in The Shoppes at Addison Place in Delray Beach, Bogar s Bar & Grille situated on the second level of the Cinemark Palace 20 in Boca Raton, and is partnering with Dennis Max for their next concept, coming Fall 2012, Bur t and Maxs. Delray sweeps New Times' Food Town Throwdown


MAR CH2012 19 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM tasting and toasting TEN DELRAY HAPPY HOUR HOTSPOTS PROBLEM: The workweek can get pretty monotonous, especially if youre aweekend war rior. SOLUTION: Br eak up the week by going to Happy Hour. Too many people save the party for Friday, but in Delray, with all the great food, whats so wrong with getting some happy hour far e and a cocktail on a Tuesday or a Wednesday night? Youre home by 8pm just in time for all your prime time, must-see TV shows and it won t cut into your beauty rest. Some of these Delray r estaurants even offer a weekend happy hour, so if you cant justify going out during the week, a weekend happy hour might just be up your alley. With so many delicious Happy Hours to choose from on the Ave, your workweek can easily be made fun. These Delray r estaurants have gr eat appetizer choices, so if youre into having a glass of wine or two and a light dinner, ordering a few apps from any of these menus makes a gr eat dinner. W anting genuine bar conversation or just some great service, City Oyster and Tryst are the places to be. Hands down, the best bartenders on the Avenue, City Oyster offers $1 of f oysters and clams for their Happy Hour from 4 to 7 all week long. What better accompaniment to a beer or a shot of vodka than an oyster, especially on a Sunday. And from 4 to 7 Monday thru Friday, Tryst offers drinks ranging fr om $2 to $6 and a delicious bar menu sur e to satisfy any dinner cravings, like chicken Pad Thai $13 or the local favorite, Fish Tacos for $7. If you ar e looking for something a little more intimate, maybe of f the Ave, Br ule in Pineapple Grove has a greatHappy Hour weekly from 3 to 6. Threedollar beers and a $5 wine list paired with inexpensive tapas is a great way to spend aquiet evening. If you want mor e of a beachy feel, choose Luna Rosa or Deck 84 for the perfect fit. When you find your self taking a half day from work to go to the beach, stop by Luna Rosa from 4 to5:30 for half priced appetizers like Rosemary & Garlic Chicken Drumettes ($6 ($6.25ou can enjoy their half price cocktails fr om 3 to 6. With Deck 84 youve got this gor geous outdoor bar looking over the intercoastal, the perfect chill spot for a weekday Happy Hour. Most appetizers are $7, like the Crispy Calamari with a Yuzu SoyGlaze and the Popcor n Shrimp served with a duo of sauces. Saving the best mentions for last, here are the top 5 Delray Spots for Happy Hour. On W ednesdays from 4 to 7, go to Atlantic Grille Y ouve got Steel Drums to listen to, $4 appetizers like Asian Beef with Wasabi Ginger Aioli, $6 Martinis and awesome outdoor seating. This is the perfect place to get over hump day Next on the list, Sundy House. Be ther e T uesday thr u Thursday for live music and $5 Cocktails. The reason Sundy House is on the top 5 list is their impressive 1 off Bar Menu,available 5 till close. For the full Monty the next three Delray spots of fer the best Happy Hour The Prime Hour at Prime is Monday thru Saturday from 4 to 7. The Menu is nice and big, ranging from Sushi to Wagyu Beef Sliders, all for $8. Plus $8 Martinis like The Spiked Pear will be sure to help you unwind. The Of fice boasts seven days a week fr om 3 to 7 offering 1 priced well drinks and appetizers like House-Smoked Fish Nachos for $6. Order the Sweet Potato chips when your e there, you will be happy you did. The r eason The Office is on the top 5 list is that Happy Hour begins again at 10pm. And finally topping the list, Vic and Angelos! With 19 Half Off menu items pair ed with their drink specials Vic and Angelo s has the best of ferings for Happy Hour in town. Appetizers and star ters like the Grilled Artichoke ($6.50 Kobe Meatball ($8 e winners seven days a week fr om 3 to 7. Go ahead. Make your workweek mor e memorable. W ith no shor t age of places to go, you dont have to wait till the weekend to go out and wind down.Happy Hour in downtown Delray is the cur e to break the monotony! Enjoy yourself Christalyn Warner writes a local food blog. Find it at by Christalyn WARNER 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off Held Saturday, February 18th at The GreenMarket18 entrs and three categories, Traditional (beef & beanschicken, pork ect and vegetarian. Chefs Choice Winners were judged by three chefs: Chef John Paul Kline, Chef Kerry Koen and Chef Peter Arts Peoples Choice Winners were voted on by the people attending and casting their ballots. W inners: Chef Choice Traditional: 1st: Red White & Blue, Lisa Hackman 2nd: Chama Mama Chili, Maxine Rodkey 3rd: Le French Connection, John Lebrevelec New Age Chili: 1st: Gosht Channa Chili, Neil Herekar 2nd: Chi-Chi Chicken Chili, Renee Stiff 3rd: Alpine Chili, Hank Langa Vegetarian: 1st: 10 Veggie Chili, Hank Langa 2nd: Le Healthy Chili, John Lebrevelec 3rd: Southern Comfort Chili, Joe Ferrell Winners: Peoples Choice Traditional 1st: Red White & Blue, Lisa Hackman 2nd: Bubbas Beef & Beans, John Hackman 3rd: Le French Connection, John Lebrevelec New Age Chili 1st: Gosht Channa Chili, Neil Her ekar 2nd: Delray Dave s Moo & Oink Chili, Dave McBride (radio guy 3r d: Gr een Goddess Chili, Nancy Simons & Sally Poe Hackman Vegetarian Chili 1st: Souther n Comfor t Chili, Joe Fer r ell 2nd: Le Healthy Chili, John Lebr evelec 3rd: 10 Veggie Chili, Hank Langa Pineapple readers enjoy the day at The 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off


20 MAR CH2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM Jimmys doesnt have to try to be different. Based solely on location and size, it just is. Of course competition in the restaurant industry is fierce; fortunately and with great care, Mills has created a place where people can experi-ence a dif ferent side of dining in Delray Beach. Ser vers without uniforms, a bar without liquor (beer and wine are all thats offered), Jimmys has made its own rules, without the pretense of trying too hard. While tourists tout that theyve been to the best joints in Manhattan, Jimmys gives them a run for their money with its tenacity and realness. Jimmys is a place that wouldthrive in New Y ork City, but would maybe fall flat in the suburbs, wher e diners expect a uniformity and sameness in their meals based on region or commercialism. Growing up on a bad ass farm in West V irginia (the accent hasnt been lost), Mills was taught the value of hunting and gathering his meals from an early age. I learned a love of nature, the value of where things come from, Mills said, adding, Strawber ries dont come from the store, they come from the ground. W ith this philosophy, Mills food has been written up in The New Times as, So honest and heartfelt that diners will want to eat everything. His dishes were photographedfor Conde Nast T ravelers story, A Tour of Florida s Hot Spots and have garnered a high Zagat Guide rating. Most notable though, is Mills himself. It takes guts to open a restaurant like Jimmys Bistr o. And though he may not admit to being courageous, his spirit of unwavering wanderlust seems to tell the real story. After dropping out of college because he didn t get good grades and felt uninterested, he attended culinar y school in New Jersey. Cooking school wasnt a back up plan or a willy nilly endeavor. On the contrary, hed always had a passion for it and once it finally appeared to him as an actual path, he excelled. After graduating he lived in New Y ork City and worked at three-star restaurant Le Chantilly and then at Aureole. But it was his ir resistible desire to travel that seem to have had the greatest impact on the chef and the man that he is today He first went to Paris and worked in a restaurant there for a year, learning the respect that the French have for dining out.After that, he went to Israel and took a job. Of that experience Mills said, the people there eat very healthy; Ive never been sohealthy as I was then. His need to wander then led him to Africa, Thailand, South America and Southeast Asia, where he says he was the most heavily influenced. They have a totally different usage of ingredients that is more com-plex and multi-layer edthey want sweet, sour soft, crunchy, hot, spicy. They really want to shock their taste buds. Family eventually brought Mills to Delray Beach, but he stayed and opened Jimmys Bistr o here because, whats not to like, cmon, it s obvious, r eferring mostly to the close proximity of the beach. Though the food at Jimmys is what initially lur es its customers in, Mills is the reason they come back. Diners can see him in the kitchen, hard at work, sometimes even hear him singing along to a song playing on Pandora fr om the laptop behind the bar. He always steps out to gr eet his guests. He has the right amount of charm and familiarity with them to engage in friendly and folksyconversation without being disingenuous. His r egulars (as most customers fancy themselves) like him. Dining at Jimmy s feels like your e a par t of a club, an intimate and homey clique of people with similar tastes. Delray local and bi-weekly regular, Sean Sheppar d said, I like the food the most. But I like the way Jimmy always makes you feel appreciated, comes out and says hello. And Ive met a lot of cool townies there, people that Id like to keep hanging out with. Jimmy included, of coursemaybethat s what I like most. Mills is not a fan of superficiality and it comes across clearly in his restaurant. Hesays the food is for ever yone, but isn t thrilled to modify his dishes. The bottom line is, Mills said, it s my interpretation of a dish, my idea of perfect. Try it that way, if you dont like it, get something else. Although one suspects from hisincr easingly full r eser vation book, that his tal ent rarely fails him. With such a gift to create interesting and delicious food and a knack for bonafide lika bility, how does Mills sustain his humility? W ithout it, Jimmy s Bistr o wouldnt succeed. That seems to be one way. Another lies in his idea that, there shouldnt be any guidelines, any rules; in cooking or in life. Have amoral compass, be a good person, other thanthat, no r ules. Of his talent and his restaurants growing success, Mills said, Its one thing I can do well. Though I aint a bad golfer either. Final Four: A quick take on the man with the plan. Q: Pineapple: What s your favorite spot in Delray? A: Jimmy: The beach, duh. Q: Pineapple: Whats your favorite album? A: Jimmy: Dire Straits, Dire Straits. Q: Pineapple: Whats your favorite food? A: Jimmy: Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce. Q: Pineapple: What s your guilty pleasure? A: Jimmy: Expensive sunglasses. No, blackjack or the horse trackthat makes me feel cooler. Jimmys Bistro from page 1 T omato Bisque en Cr oute fr om Jimmy s Bistr o Manager extraordinaire Julie Levy is always quick with a smile and a recommendation


MAR CH2012 21 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM working on his paintings and pieces and wanting to talk, even more than he lets on. Then ther s the man with the vision, V incent Cacace. Once a staple to Atlantic Avenue, Vincent has moved Cacace Fine Art to a custom-built industrial-chic space within Artists Alley. The transition between outsideand interior is dramatic, as Ar tists Alley is still a work in pr ogress. But once inside, visitors are immersed in an elegant world of fresh white walls, oil landscapes and other works by James P. Kerr, Valerie Veskovie and Steve Blackwood. He is excited to be par t of the Alley and looks forward to its future. Enjoying every minute of the journey, he explains, The noises you hear here (the construction of newstudios, the voices of visitors and the train) ar e cr eation and energy. When asked about his vision of the Alley and the area, he replies, I see beautification projects, evening festivals, open galleries and working artists. He also sees the impor tance of Artists Alley as a community, as he is already hosting Saturday night open galleries and inviting his fellow Alley residents to join. And they are. Neighboring studio Cloud House Potter y is r egularly open and active on Saturday evenings as well. Ceramist Ian Levinson, the first artist to move onto the Alley, always welcomes visitors to stop in, say hello and stay for a while. As he explains, The beauty of a working artist studio is that people can come in anytime and talk, learn, see and do. He is extremely hospitable to all who peek in hisstudio and happy to sit visitors down at a pot ter s wheel. Having started in Laguna Beach and spent time in Sedona, he is now settling in Delray Beach and hopes to see the nor theast end of Pineapple Grove and Artists Alley tur n into the next Atlantic Avenue. Ar tist s Alley is gr owing by the day and has recently welcomed Lazlo Janoska, Master Decorative Artist and regular Rembrandtlookalike. Having r ecently moved to Delray after spending 17 years at his San Francisco studio, his collection of hand-painted wall finishes adds yet another unique touch of elegance to the industrial edge of Artists Alley. Salvatore Principe will soon join the Alley, andfeatur e his works as well as a few wines. The Linda White Gallery of Boca Raton will soon be claiming a space as well. Nearby ceramist Jeff Wyman is also a part of the renaissance around Pineapple Groveand Ar tists Alley. His work studio is next to Br endas Birds, and features a wall lined with work, a few resident artists and a dog named Haily. Jeff is a true arts-for-arts-sake believer, describing any artists work as the search forinspiration. Having developed ar ts centers acr oss the country, he is a firm believer in incorporating the whole community into an arts movement. He has been in Delray for four years and looks forward to an alliance of ar tists and enthusiasts who can listen and collaborate to create the environment so many want to make out of this end of Pineapple Grove. He also knows that it will take time,but as V incent Cacace explains, the energy is fostering itself. The men and women who own space, work within and frequent this area know that time grows the greatest vines, and that overnight popularity often fades as quickly Transforming the top end of Pineapple Grove and Artists Alley is going to take some effort, but many hands make light work. To support the area,walk the extra few blocks and have a sandwich or slice of pizza at Pazzo Italiano. Owner and friendliest-guy-ever Izzy Lena makes an excellent eggplant parm and takes time to not only get to know you and your family, but will also intr oduce you to his. Three generations can be found within the shop, as well as decades of photographs along the south wall. And stop in and say hello to Steen Stoner the man behind some of the best skateboar d designs of all time. Dont let the name fool you; he is an avid community suppor ter, as well as great motivator and youth mentor. If hes around, youll see his trickedout VW Beetle in the back of Stoner Skateboar d Shop. The area is coming together, and is working through the gears quite smoothly. Almostat full speed, all it needs now is for you to visit, show interest and enjoy your time in the Grove and around the Alley. Tara Monks is a professional writer with a background in Creative Arts and Marketing. A Delray Beach r esident, her writings cover Florida lifestyle and entertainment, as well as arts and travel. Find her at Artists Alley from page 1 SIGHTS & SCENES FROM ARTISTS ALLEY


22 MAR CH2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM health & fitness Registration open for 7-on-7 adult flag football league The City of Delray Beach Parks & Recr eation Department invites adults (18 years and up) to participate in the City's new 7-on-7 Adult Flag Football League that will be held at Hilltopper Stadium, located at2501 Seacr est Blvd. League games will be held on Saturdays, starting April 21st through July 14th, at vari-ous times 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am and 12:00 pm (Noon games and a championship game. Registration is open to all teams (up to 15 players) through Friday, April 13th, at the Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st A venue. The cost per team is $425. If you do not have a team, a "fr ee agent" list is available. For more information on the City's new 7-on-7 Adult Flag Football League and/or to r egister, contact Tom Kwiatek, Recreation Super visor III, at (561 mail at The Barre Studio becomes first fitness studio in Delray Beach to of fer TRX Group Training W ith the completion of a recent intensive instructor training course, The Barre Studio is now of ficially the first fitness studio in Delray Beach qualified to offer TRX trainingin house. TRX Gr oup Training is a full-body training and exercise program designed to improve core strength and stabilization, tone the body and increase physical fitness, flexibility and metabolism. Designed by Navy SEALs, TRX Gr oup Training participants use their own body weight in a unique training program that canbe adapted for all ages, shapes and fitness levels. Until r ecently, TRX was not offered commercially anywhere in Delray Beach. The Bar r e Studio has trained two of its top instructors; owner Kim Palacio, and Piloxing specialist Dana Meyer and installation of the TRX equipment is under way. The Barre Studio specializes in The BarreTM, an intense, hour long workout that fuses dance, Pilates, yoga and orthopedic str etches to burn fat, increase flexibility and sculpt long, lean muscles. Palacio herself has been credited with bringing the renowned Lotte Berk method back in to practice inSouth Florida. The Bar re Studio has also intr oduced Palm Beach County to Piloxing, a fusion of Pilates and boxing that is receiving rave reviews from instructors and students alike, and sparking a new fitness trend nationwide. The Bar re Studio also offers Zumba classes, adult ballet classes, and hip hop and ballet classes for children. Visit their website or follow them atwww for class schedules and information. Chiropractic icon launches first ChiroChi Center in Delray Beach Dr. Lynn Migdal, who has been practicing Chir opractic in Delray Beach for the past 31 years has opened the very first ChiroChiCenter in Delray Beach. This center focuses on education and is dedicated to teaching the true causes of sickness and disease and natural methods of empowering the central nervous system. Migdal states that the ner vous system controls functions of the whole body. Chir opractic is the art and science of removing interference to this magnificent system. The first three letters in Chiropractic is Chi. Chi is a Easter n and Hebrew word meaning energy and life force. Chiropractors use their hands to remove pressure to this life for ce so that the nervous system can function to its highest potential and heal itself and the rest of the body. ChiroChi, founded and trademarked by Dr Migdal, is the ar t of daily eliminating the r easons that we have str ess and pr essur e on our spinal columns and ner vous systems. A ChiroChi Lifestyle is what is taught at the new center so that patients can lear n what thoughts, postures, and foods heal or hurt their vital flow of healthy energy. Chiropractic and ChiroChi is safe for all ages and can help to heal one s body and ones life. Holistic Fitness and Spinal Hygiene are new terms that express true healing and notjust the temporar y removal of symptoms. Since one cannot br ush their spine to be healthy, one must choose healing postures throughout the day. Chiro-Texting (proper texting posture) is a must if one wants to prevent T ext Neck which is the newest disease that moder n technology has wrought. Dr. Migdal is an international speaker, workshop leader, and author. She gives free classes at her new center and is also availableto come to one s home, school or corporation for Greatness Inspections and Solutions. Migdal Chiropractic & Family ChiroChi Center future events and free classes Natural Healing 101 Br unch with Dr. Lynn. Find out what foods, thoughts and postur es can help your body to heal naturally! This class will be held on Satur day March, 10th and 31st at 11:am Spinal Hygiene and Holistic Fitness. For those that use Cell phones & Computers. This class will be held on T uesday 7pm March 13th and 27th. Open House Sunday Migdal Chir opractic Family Chiro Chi Center April 22nd 12:00-5pm Free Classes, Consultations, Holistic Healing, Chiropractic Exams, Chiro Chi, Massage, Acupunctur e, Homeopathy Holistic Fitness, Reiki, Color Ar omatherapy, the Dancing Spinal Chi Breath work and plentyof Music and Food! In honor of Inter national W omens Day the center is of fering pr egnant women and br east feeding women free care all month. For more information, call 561-278-2224 or visit www .migdalchir T o Adver tise Call R yan at 954-415-1895 or email R Area Movie Theaters Regal Delray Beach 18 1660 S. Federal Highway Delray Squar e Cinemas 4809 W. Atlantic Avenue Movies of Delray 7421 W Atlantic Avenue Cinemark Boynton Beach 1151 N. Congress Avenue Boynton Cinema 9764 S. Military Trail Cinemark Palace 20 3200 Airpor t Road, Boca Raton Regal Shadowood 16 9889 West Glades Road, Boca Raton Living Room Theaters, FAU 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton Taryn Shea Loughran has a passion for helping people reach their f itness goals. As a weight loss success story herself, Taryn knows what it takes to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Taryn is an experienced Personal Trainer dedicated to each individual client. T rain in the comfort of your own home, on the beach, or in a high-end facility in Palm Beach! 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MAR CH2012 23 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM health & fitness BE INSPIRED BY OUR LOCAL SURROUNDINGS TO GET FIT AND LOVE YOUR DELRAY LIFE! Could your fitness routine use a little variety? Bored of your monotonous regimen of going to your gym and looking at the same equipment? Is that burning passion to get fit and achieve your dr eam body starting to fade? If you can relate to any of those questions, I have the solution for you. Allow me to start off by reminding you of how lucky you are. No really,take a good look ar ound you. Delray Beach is a hotdestination for shopping and upscale dining. Its no secret that both local residents and tourists have the luxury of choosing from awide variety of cuisine on any given night and boutiques that of fer the most unique and fashionablepieces. However, beyond the walls of the fabulous r estaurants and trendy shops, there is the most accessible and beautiful beach in South Florida. Our local beach is the perfect setting to ignite that passion for being fit and healthy. There are so many amazing activities and endless benefits of exercising on the beach. There is no reason to be bored with your fitness routine and feel like your workouts are stale. Lets make the most of our sur roundings in Delray Beach, and at the same time, offer variety and new challenges in our fitness r egimen. Have you ever thought about the millions of people around the country that would do anything to have the luxury of exercising on the beach, under the warm sun and surrounded by breathtaking scenery on any given day? The sad truth is that many take it for granted. Atraditional indoor workout facility is not the only game in town. Besides the most obvious r easons to exercise on the beach, such as the panoramic view and adding diversity to your routine, there are endless health benefits for both the mind and the body. Lets start off simple with walking or running on the sand. Both exercises are far less jarring on the joints than hitting the pavement or tr eadmill and will str engthen your ankles, arches and calves. You burn more calories in less time because you use more energy due to the simple fact that you sink into the sand as you walk or run. Running on the beach also increases overall balance and coordination because it activates more muscles due to the unevenness of the sur face. However, if walking or running on the beach is not exciting enough for you, Delray Beach W ater Sports has just the activity for you. Located on Casuarina Road and A1A, they offer an exciting and extensive list of water sports that can whip you into shape and you will not feel like you ar e being punished (the way some of us feel when we ar e exercising indoors with machines). Time to embrace our health, get in shape and take advantage of the beautiful coastline that Delray has to of fer. What are you waiting for? Ranging from $10 to $80/hour, Delray Beach W ater Sports offers everything from: Kayaking (singles and doubles Snorkeling (check out the 100-year-old shipwreck just off the shore!) Stand Up Paddle Boards Boogie Boards Skim board Kite surfing Bicycles T alk about taking your fitness routine to the next level! How many people can say their city has all of those activities at their fingertips. I encourage you to visit their website to find out more information or to book your first lesson (they offer half price for the second hour of rental!): As if trying something new and challenging isnt exciting enough, check out these facts. 1. Kayaking for an hour burns approximately a whopping 400 calories while strengthening and toning every muscle in your upper body as you paddle. 2. Snorkeling for an hour bur ns up to 350 calories (not bad considering you will not even feel like you are working out because of the scenery!) 3. Surfing (the major benefit is strengthening your core and legs calories an hour 4. Sailing bur ns up to 270 calories per hour Lastly if running or walking on the beach is not exciting enough, and getting in the water isnt in the cards, try a challenging game of beach volleyball with a group of friends or even tossing the Frisbee. Do not spend another day feeling like your workouts are punishments and turn them into celebrations. Get inspired by your surroundings and takeadvantage of what the beautiful sandy beaches and tranquil waters of Delray Beach have to offer. Ill see you on the beach! T ar yn Shea Loughran is a cer tified personal trainer, motivational and wellness coach, fitness competitor and fitness model. Call her at 561-542-9536 or follow her at www ar ynSheaLoughran http://twitter .com/#!/T arynSLoughran by Taryn Shea LOUGHRAN


24 MAR CH2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM MARCH 2012 THURSDAY MARCH 1 Play Reading FestivalExit, Pursued by a Bear by Laur en Gunderson a Souther n revenge comedy Arts Garage 180 NE 1st St. -7:30pm 561-450-6357 Tickets: $20 reserved in advance, $15 general admission inadvance; $20 general admission at the door THRU MARCH 4 2012 International Tennis Championship Only ATP tournament in the world with A TP Champions Tour and ATP World Tour events in same week. 561-330-6000 or THURSDAYS MARCH 1, 15, 29 Connecting Community and Culture Lecture Series on historic preservation The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum 170 NW 5th Ave, Delray Beach -5:30pm. 561-279-8883 spadymuseumorg THURSDAY-FRIDAY MARCH 1-2 Trunk Show Ros Hommerson and Walking Cradles shoes for women and V an Eli shoes for women10am 4pm or 561-276-6570, 335 E. Atlantic A ve FRIDAY MARCH 2 Play Reading Festival Oblivion by William Mastrosimone a story of love and the love of addiction Arts Garage -180 NE 1st St. 7:30pm call 561-450-6357 Tickets: $20 reserved in advance, $15 general admission inadvance; $20 general admission at the door FRIDAY-SATURDAY MARCH 2-3 St. Paul s Episcopal Church annual jumble sale to benefit mission and outreach programs. Shop the 5 rooms of bargains and treasures. Art, furniture, electronics, boutique ready to wear clothing, shoes, jewelry, bedding linen, homewares, sporting goods, books and more. All proceeds go to Mission Outreach programs at the church. Fri. 7am 3pm Sat. 8am Noon 188 South Swinton A venue. For more information, contact Rev. Kathleen Gannon at St. Pauls Episcopal Church at 561-276-4541 or FRIDA Y-SUNDAY MARCH 2-4 Debby Boone Reflections of Rosemary Clooney The Crest Theatre. Considered one of the greatest Big Band vocalists of a generation, Rosemary Clooney left her musical arrangements and legacy to her daughter-in-law, Debby Boone. The daughter of legendary 50s icon Pat Boone, Debby has taken the music to newheights, mastering the timing, intonation and fr om-the-hear t inti macy her mother -in-law per fected. 51 N. Swinton. www .old school.or g 561-243-7922 SATURDAY MARCH 3 Play Reading Festival Better by Jessica Goldberg story of an American family s love and loss 2pm Marsha Nor mans play of human trafficking and violence toward women Arts Garage 80 NE 1st St. 7:00pm call 561-450-6357 for tickets. T ickets: $20 r eser ved in advance, $15 general admission in advance; $20 general admission at the door An Evening with Palm Beach Opera Arts Garage180 NE 1st St. 5pm call 561-450-6357 for tickets March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7 Time: 12:30 Holistic Nutrition Elixer of Life: The Path to LongevityLear n about: Key ingr edients to cr eate longevity and optimal health, Impr ove hear t health and circulation, Body types, Weight regulation and loss, Improve cognitive ability, Improve ener gy Enhance metabolic activity Restful and r estorative sleep, Clearer skin, Digestive health control cravings Pre-registration by March 2: pay only $185 (6 class seriesLate Register: $222 (6 class series DU20 Holistic Oasis, 103 NE 2nd Avenue 561-455-2147 SUNDA Y MARCH 4 Play Reading Festival Br uce Grahams The Outgoing Tide the extraordinary story of one family and a man that decides to take contr ol of this life 2:00pm Play Reading Festival Israel Hor ovitz s Gloucester Blue house r enovation as the backdr op for this dark comedy Arts Garage 180 NE 1st St. 7:00pm 561-450-6357 Tickets: $20 reserved in advance, $15 general admission inadvance; $20 general admission at the door Delray String Quartet: The Colony Hotel and Cabana Club Concert#4: Barber's Adagio, Tangos and Grieg 4pm $35 at door www TUESDAY MARCH 6 6:00pm 8:00pm. Learn the Alexander Technique: Join Matt Pressman as he introduces you to Hollywoods insider technique for complete body transformation. Perfect your posture, change movement patterns, body mechanics, and rethink how you carry yourself. Proven to decrease pain and stiffness, its anti-aging benefits include improved alignment, range ofmotion, and incr eased body awareness. Look taller, thinner, and younger Inhabit your body in a whole new way. Fee: $75 BONUS: r eceive a free one-on-one Posture Analysis + complimentary refreshments after class. DU20 Holistic Oasis, 103 NE 2nd Avenue 561-455-2147 WEDNESDAY MARCH 7 Delrays Got Talent Encore A night of musical performances and fundraiser presented by the Beach Property OwnersAssociation 7:00pm Old School Squar e Gymnasium. 561-276-2632 or oldschool.or g Coffee with the CRA Chairmanam-10:30amMeet Howard Lewis at the Coffee District. 325 NE 2nd Ave. THURSDAY MARCH 8 Boca Raton Museum of Art: The Artist Guild "Art & Literature" #5 in the Poetry Reading series7:00pm-9:00pm Ar tist Guild Gallery, 512 E Atlantic Ave. www Complimentary Wine Tasting Wine tasting and pairing with a local restaurant Old Vines Wine & Spirits, 900 E. Atlantic Avenue 5:30pm 7:30pm. 561-276-2076. THURSDAY-FRIDAY MARCH 8-9 Trunk ShowSofft shoes for women and Orthaheel for men and women, shoes built for comfor t and support. 10am or 561-276-6570, 335 E. Atlantic A ve WEDNESDAY MARCH 9 Jazz Project Rose Max Arts Garage180 NE 1st St. 7:30pm delraybeachar ts.or g 561-450-6357 FRIDAY-SUNDAY MARCH 9-11 SAVE THE DATE! Delray Beach T wilight FestivalPr ofessional CRIT Series racing in the str eets of Downtown Delray Beach. Old School Square Park. Mark your calendar for one of the most exciting events to hit the streets of Downtown Delray Beach. Companies related to health, wellness and fitness will be represented. Bring the whole family and come with a smile. Fri 10am 11pm and Sat. 7:00am 10pm Race takes place Sat fr om 4pm 10pm. V isit for details. 561-889-4916 SA TURDA Y MARCH 10 Spring Wing-Ding Craft Show: The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter outdoors at the Senior Center at Atlantic Plaza on Atlantic Avenue and the Intracoastal. 9am to 4pm. A great opportunity to buy one-of-a-kind items and meet the crafters and artists. The 70-member Society has been ar ound for over 20 years and meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm at the Senior Center. Contact Madeline at Ride and Remember T r olley Tour of the citys five historic districts. Spady Cultural Heritage Museum 170 NW 5th Ave 10am 12pm. $15 per person. 561-279-8883 or Bar gains and BooksFeaturing over 50 vendors, food and music, in or der to raise money for the Delray Beach Public Library. Delray Beach Library Parking Lot 8:00am 1:00pm 954-588-7045 SATURDAY-SUNDAY MARCH 10-11 Artists in the Park Delray Art League Fine Art Exhibition and sales 10:00am 4:30pm Old School Square (Atlantic Avenue and Swinton) SUNDAY MARCH 11 International Womens Month Mei Mei Luo Arts Garage180 NE 1st St. 7:00pm delraybeachar 561-450-6357 Delray Beach Public Librar y Sunday Musical Matinee Series Phill Fest & Terezinha ValoisEnjoy an afternoon of exciting music and the culture of Brazil -Tickets are $15.00 per person 2:00pm South Florida Symphony Orchestra (Guest production Program includes Shostakovich: Festive Overture; Brahms:Piano Concer to No. 2 in B-flat major, Jeffrey Chappell, piano; and Ellen T aafe Zwilich: Symphony No. 5, "Concerto for Or chestra". For more information, visit TUESDAY MARCH 13 13 Book SigningRandy Wayne White will speak and sign his new book Chasing Midnight7:00pm Murder on the Beach Bookstore 273 NE 2nd Avenue, 561-279-7790 WEDNESDAY MARCH 14 Lecture with artist Diana Nicosia. An American Painter in Vatican City. 6pm Old School Square, Ocean Breeze Room THURSDAY MARCH 15 Delray Beach Home Tour Enjoy a day of tours through some of Delray Beachs most beautiful homes with a catered luncheon at the Seagate Beach Club. 10:00am 4:00pm 561-266-0003 or delraychild.or g/hometour.html Book SigningAndrew Gross will speak and sign Eyes Wide Open7:00pm Murder on the Beach Bookstore 273 NE 2nd Avenue, 561-279-7790 Cr est Theatre, Old School Square Lecture: 2pm Bob Eubanks started his career as a disc jockey in California. He produced the Beatles southern California concerts forthe thr ee years they toured the United States and the Rolling Stones concer ts for the first two years of their American tour In July of 1966, he began hosting the Newlywed Game. He will share never before told stories and funny anecdotes about some of Hollywood and themusic industr s elite. He will motivate you with his six r ules for success and, of course, youll get hilarious moments from the Newlywed Game. FRIDAY MARCH 16 Burlini Studio Film. Fr om The Artists Perspective. 4pm Old School Square, Crest Theatre Opening Night Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie a musical play that celebrates the American Spirit Through April 8 at Arts Garage180 NE 1st St. 7:30pm or call 561-450-6357 for tickets Premier Pan American Art Auction Reception Opening night mix & mingle with collectors and artists outdoors at the poolside tiki bar with live music, cash bar, and hors doeuvres. Cranes BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar. 82 Gleason St. 6:00pm 8:30pm or 561-278-1700 SATURDAY MARCH 17 44th Annual St. Patricks Day Parade Party Old School Squar e parking lot (south of garage Irish music, fr ee admission, 10 am 8 pm, 561-279-0907 Parade 2pm 3:30pm Atlantic Avenue from Gleason St. to Swinton. Kevr s St. Patty Parade After -PartyThe Fabulous Fleetwoods Band! Followed by Box of Rocks Band! & Big Smoker CookOut! Kevros Art Bar, SW 2nd Avenue 561-278-9675kevr oar T im Finnegans Irish Pub and Restaurant. 1725 S. Federal Hwy Four Day St Patricks Day Celebration: March 15th Direct From Ireland Gerry Carney Irish 7:30 PM March 16th Direct from Ireland Irish Celtic Rock Whiskey Dancer 7:30pm St Patrick s Day: Sean Hanley 1pm 3pm T raditional Irish Music Session 3pm 6PM Ger ry Carney 4PM Arranmore Irish Step Dancers 5 PM Whisky Dancer 6PM Pipers throughout the day March 18th Tradition Irish Music Session and Ceili Dance 4PM International Womens Month Susana Behar/Federico Britos Arts Garage - 9:00pm 561-450-6357 SATURDAY-SUNDAY MARCH 17-18 Hatsume Fair The 33r d Annual Hatsume Fair celebrates the first bud of spring with live enter tainment, art, plant sales and Asian and American food vendors Morikami Museum-11am 6pm. $12/adults $6/children. 561-495-0233. SATURDAY, MARCH 17SUNDAY, APRIL 8 Woody Sez. A series of performances. Arts Garage -180 NE 1st St. Wednesday Friday: 7:30pm9:30pm; Saturday: 6:00pm-8:00pm; Sunday 3:00pm delraybeachar 561-450-6357 SUNDAY MARCH 18 Premier Pan American Art Auction The Society for the Advancement of Latin American Art charity auction of Cuban and South American art to benefit new artists. Arts Garage5:00pm reception/6:00pm auction. auction@fordfineart.comor 561-512-2467. T rash and Treasure Community Yard Sale 8 am-1 pm; Old School Squar e grounds, under tent. Shop for previously loved items and hand-crafted tr easures. Vendors include local residents, crafters and non-profits. Have stuff to sell for yourself or your non-profit? Rent a 10x10 booth spaces for $25 Space assignments on a first come, first served basis. Entry fee mustbe paid, in person, by Mar ch 16th. Come to the Crest Theatre Administrative Of fices, Mon.-Fri., 9:30am 4:30 pm. MONDAY-TUESDAY MARCH 19-20 Cr est Theatre, Old School Square: Three Phantoms in Concert star ring Ron Bohmer, Craig Schulman and Kevin Gray (Broadway Cabar et Series) Three stars of Phantom of the Opera on Broadway come together for two incredible nights. Ron Bohmer also starred on Broadway in The Scarlet Pimpernel, A Little NightMusic and Ragtime. Kevin Gray star r ed in the r evival of The King and I and per formed in Miss Saigon, Titanic and Andrew Lloyd Webbers Music of the Night. Craig Schulman starred in the 10th anniversar y pr oduction of Les Miserables in London. It s the music of the night times thr ee! 51 N. Swinton. www.oldschool.or g 561-243-7922 THURSDAY MARCH 22 Complimentary Wine Tasting Wine tasting and pairing with a local r estaurant Old V ines Wine & Spirits, 900 E. Atlantic Avenue 5:30pm 7:30pm. 561-276-2076 Delray String Quartet: The Colony Hotel and Cabana Club Concert#5: Piano Masterworks: The Trout Quintet Guest Artists: Tao Lin, piano and Janet Clippard, contrabass 4pm $35 at door FRIDA Y MARCH 23 Social Media MashUpJoin the CRA and RealTime Marketing at Cranes BeachHouse 5:30pm:30pm to learn how to usesocial media. Fr ee appetizer and 2 for 1 drinks. delraycra.or g FRIDAY, MARCH 23 SUNDAY, APRIL 8 Im Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road! A Musical When a popular female singer turns 40, she mustchose between embracing her age, or maintaining an ar tificial youth. Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 NW 9th St., Delray Beach Tickets $30 561-272-1281 events calendar DELRA Y BEACH PUBLIC LIBRAR Y All pr ograms are free except the Sunday Musical Matinee Series & the Lifelong Lear ning Community Institute Courses Monday, March 5, 12 & 26 @ 10:30 a.m. Lif elong Learning Community Institute Course Humor: The Lighter Side of Life Monday, March 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 1:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Empowerment Zone presented by Reference Librarian Brian Smith Monda y, March 5, 12, 19 & 26 @ 2:00 p.m. Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course The New Yorker Short Story: How It Works & How to Work It Monday, March 5, 12, 19 & 26 @ 5:15 p.m. Got Gaming? pr esent ed by Young Adult Librarian Loanis Menendez-Cues t a T uesda y Mar ch 6 @ 2:00 p.m. Art Series Keeping Art Deco Alive: Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches Celebrates 25 Years! presented byShar on K osk of f Tuesday, March 6 & 20 @ 10:00 a.m. Great Decisions Discussion Gr oup pr esent ed b y Car l W etzs t ein Wednesday, March 7, 14, 21 & 28 @ 11:30 am Socr ates Caf Weekly discussion group facilitated by Claire Drattell & Don Clare Wednesday, March 7, 14 & 21 @ 2:00 p.m. Lifelong Learning Community Institute CourseSpies in Amer ican History Thursday, March 8 @ 10 a.m. Nobelity Book Discussion Gr oup The Sound and the F ur y b y William Faulkner presented by Gil Schechtman Thur sda y Mar c h 8 & 22 @ 1 0:30 a.m. Cr aft Series KnitN Purl presented by rotating facilitators Thursday, March 8 @ 11:30 a.m. Lunch with Liz @ the Library Mind-Body Medicine based on the insights of Larry Dossey presented by media personality & columnist Liz Sterling Thur sday, March 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 1:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Empowerment Zone presented by Reference Librarian Brian Smith Thursday, March 8, 15, 22 @ 2:00 p.m. Lifelong Lear ning Cent er Cour se W or ds & Music F riday, March 9 & 16 @ 1:00 3:00 p.m. Get Hired! Workshop presented by Austin Zullo Saturday, March 10, 17, 24 & 3 1 @ 1 0:00 a.m. The Writers Studio weekly Saturday morning pr ogram Contact Howard Gleichenhaus 561-638-7251 Saturday, March 10 @ 12:00 noon Authors Series Adventures in Travel Writing presentedb y Max Gr innell Sunday, March 11 @ 2:00 p.m. Sunday Musical Matinee Series Phill Fest & Terezinha Valois Tickets $15.00 per person or $45.00 per person for the series available at the Circulation Desk Monday, March 12 & 26 @ 10:00 a.m. Quilting Bee twice monthl y quilting class presented by Catherine Marshall & Karen Pugh Tuesday, March 13, 20, & 27 @ 2:00 p.m. Lif elong Lear ning Community Ins titut e Cour se How Dif f er ent R esponses t o Success & F ailure Affect Your Life Tuesday, March 13, 20, & 27 @ 6:00 p.m. Lif elong Learning Community Institute Course Seven Questions for Living Our Lives Tuesday, March 13 @ 6:00 p.m. Evening Book Group In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by DaniyalMueenuddin presented by rotating book group leaders Wednesday, March 14, 21, & 28 @ 6:00 p.m. Lif elong Lear ning Community Ins titut e Cour se China: The Emerging Superpower Thur sda y Mar c h 1 5 @ 1 0:30 a.m. Publix Aprons Cooking School Lecture & Cooking Demonstration presented by Chef Wes Bonner Friday, March 16 @ 2:00 p.m. Authors Series Bringing Adam Home presented by Les Standiford & Joe Matthews Satur day, March 24 @ 2:00 p.m. Authors Series National League of American Pen Women Book Talk presented by Boca Raton Branch Monday, March 26 @ 1:00 p.m. Afternoon Book Gr oup Mudbound b y Hillar y Jor dan pr esented by Libr ar ian K athleen Hensman Monday, March 26 @ 2:00 p.m. Cercle Franais F rench conversation group with rotating facilitators Thur sda y Mar c h 29 @ 2:00 p.m. Ar mchair Travel Series Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong Delta presented by Jerry Saxon ART EXHIBITS Thr ough Mar c h 3 1 Jac k Wild Photography Class FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS SIGN UP @ THE REFERENCE DESK 3/5 Beginning Computers @ 11:00 a.m. 3/6 Internet @ 2:00 p.m. 3/7 E-Mail @ 2:00 p.m. 3/13 File Management @ 2:00 p.m. 3/14 Facebook @ 2:00 p.m. 3/19 Beginning Computers @ 11:00 a.m. 3/20 Internet @ 2:00 p.m. 3/21 E-Mail @ 2:00 p.m.3/2 7 Facebook @ 2:00 p.m. 3/28 Facebook @ 2:00 p.m. Classes meet ups t airs in the Tech. 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MAR CH2012 25 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM SATURDAY MARCH 24 2012 South Florida Pet Expo South Florida Expo Center 10:00am 6:00pm Free Admission Free Parking Bring Your Pet. Tons of Exhibitors, Fabulous Prize Giveaways & Fun for both the Two-Legged AND Four-Legged. Dozens of Rescue Groups and a Mega-Adoption Event Discounted V accinations, Microchipping and Heartworm & Flea Pr eventatives, Free Nail Trims, Agility Demonstrations, Live Enter tainment, Obedience Demonstrations, Author Readings/Book Signings, Learn About Pet Care, Volunteerism, Grooming, Pet Behavior & Training, Traveling with your Pet, Different Types of Pets/Breeds, Veterinarian FAQ. Jazz Project Davis and Dow perform Arts Garage180 NE 1st St. 9pm -11:30pm 561-450-6357 Demonstrations of SadoThe way of tea, and tea cer emony, Morkiami Museum 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm. 561-4950233 ext. 210 or Veterans Park Day Trip: Miami Marlins Spring Training, Roger Dean Stadium: Enjoy a pre-season baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Boston Red Sox at Roger DeanStadium. Cost for Delray Beach Residents is $50 and $60 for Nonresidents, which include admission seats are behind homeplate, $10 food voucher and City bus ride. For mor e information contact Samantha Roland, Recr eation Supervisor II, at (561 SATURDAY-SUNDAY MARCH 24-25 Ar tists in the Park Delray Art League Fine Art Exhibition and sales 10:00am 4:30pm Veterans Park (Atlantic Avenue and the Intracoastal) 561-843-2311 Asian T rade, Food Fair and Cultural ShowA festival of Asian cultur e including cuisine and live performances. 12:00pm 4:00pm Old School Squar e 954-873-1411 or asianfair .org SUNDA Y MARCH 25 The Sounds of Promise Concert, benefiting Homeless Families. 4pm at First Pr esbyterian Chur ch, 33 Gleason St. T ickets: $20 Children under 16 free. 561-265-3370, x103. The music dir ectors for this interfaith concert of choir singing, instrumentals and mor e are Stephanie Nixdorf from Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Boca Raton, and Jim Poch from First Presbyterian Church, Delray Beach. Cantor Stephanie Shore fromCongr egation BNai Israel, Boca Raton will be the MC. Divas in Art Enjoy a night of Divas Art Garage -180 NE 1st St. 7pm-9pm delraybeachar ts.or g call 561-450-6357 for tickets THURSDAY MARCH 29 Savor the A venue Sample the citys premiere cuisine presented by Delray Beach Magazine, DDA and 18 local restaurants. 5pm -561-243-1077 FRIDAY MARCH 30 CRA Block Partypm-9pm SW 5th Avenue Plaza. Meet the CRA. Live enter tainment, Gospel choir competition. delraycra.or g FRIDAY-SUNDAY MARCH 30-APRIL 1 Rhythmic Circus Feet Dont Fail Me Now The Crest Theatre. (Main Stage Series hitting tap, high spirited humor and phenomenal percussion dance to transform their tap shoes into instruments of rhythm. Its an unforgettable show guaranteed to leave audiences of all ages amazed at its unique you have to see it to believe it 51 N. Swinton. www 561-243-7922 SATURDAY MARCH 31 All Peoples Day Diversity Festival: 9:30am to 5:00pm Starting at 11am see dazzling performances of dance, music, social theater, and poetry spanning the globe will commence on the stage in 15 minute intervals. Over 40 interactive, merchandise and food booths will feature a diverse mix to see anddo for the whole family To sign-up for free 9:30 to 11:00 am kid s craft workshop call 561 495-9818. S D Spady School 901 NW 3r d Street & NW 10th Ave. FREE! Women in Jazz Celebrate the women in jazz Arts Garage 180 NE 1st St. 9pm call 561-450-6357 MARCH EXHIBITS Artists in the Park Mar 10-11, 17-18, 24-25. Fine art exhibition and sales. Sponsored by Delray Beach Art League. Veterans Park,Atlantic A ve & Intracoastal. 10am 4:30 pm, 561-443-7797 Diana Nicosia: The W orld of Color: Italy Brazil, France and Kuwait. Original oil paintings by internationally acclaimed Gulf Stream artist. Cornell Museum, Old School Square. Tues-Sat, 10:30am-4:30pm; Sun, 1-4:30pm.Through April 15th. 561243-7922; Burlini: Pop Pluralist Pop surrealist works by nationally r ecognized visionary artist, Christopher j. Burlini. Cornell Museum, Old School Squar e, Through April 15. 561-243-7922; Old Techniques, New Interpretations: Japanese Prints from the 1950s to 21st Century. From the collection of Paul &Christine Meehan. Thr ough May 6th. Morikami Museum, 4000 Morikami Park Road. 561-495-02 MONDAY-TUESDAY APRIL 2-3 The Cr est Theatre Old School Square: Jarrod Spector (Broadway Cabar et Series) After more than 1000 performances on Br oadway he is still going str ong as Frankie Valli in the Tony, Olivier and Grammy award winning production of Jersey Boys. As a child, he was a finalist on Star Search and later made isBr oadway debut as the young Gavr oche in Les Miserables. 51 N. Swinton. 561-243-7922 WEDNESDAY APRIL 4 Mer cedes-Benz of Delray Presents Milagr o Center's 2012 Miracle Masquerade: 6pm 9pm Ar t Exhibit, ST ARS Performance, Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres, Silent Auction, Milagro Center Recognition Awards, 2012 Mercedes-Benz Raffle bstark@milagr ocenter .or g 561.279.2970 Please Send Your Calendar Listings To: 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 www WETLANDS & WILDLIFE: March 2, 16 3:00 5:00pm Bring your binoculars and join a 3 mile guided boardwalk tour to learn more about Floridas wetland ecosystems. Ages 7-adult No Fee 7TH ANNUAL SEA TUR TLE DAY: March 3 10:00am 4:00pm Celebrate sea turtles, marine life, and our oceans as well as ter restrial species and habitats in a fun-filled family day of envir onmental education.All ages $5 donation. HAMMOCK TRAILS: March 6&7, 13&14, 20&21 10:00amJoin a guided walk on the quarter-mile long boar dwalk. Explore this rare remnant of coastal har dwood hammock. All ages No Fee ECO-WATCH: March 7, 21 7pm 8:30pm Are you interested in learning about the natural world around us? $5 donation. MANGROVE PADDLE: March 10, 22 10:30am 12:30pm Enjoy a naturalist guided tour fr om the boardwalk at Ruther ford Park, followed by a paddle through the mangr ove trails. Ages 7-adult. Member $15 Non-member $22 NIGHT EXPLORERS: March 16 7:00 9:30pm Explor e the nightlife at Gumbo Limbo with a naturalist along the flashlight-illuminated boar dwalk. Ages 7-adult. Member $7 Non-member $10 COLOR-IFFIC! Mar ch 17 1:00 2:30 p.m Have some fun exploring the colors of natur e! Ages 7-11. Member $9 Non-member $14 DINNER DETECTIVES: Mar ch 19 1:00 2:30pm What do owls eat? Become a dissection detective and find out what s inside an owl pellet. Ages 7-11. Member $9 Non-member $14 SEINING THE LAGOON: Mar ch 20 3:30pm Explore the grasses and flats of the Intracoastal Waterway behind Gumbo Limbo. Ages 10-adult. Member $5 Non-member $8 DIGGING INTO FOSSILS: Mar ch 23 1:00 2:30pm What is a fossil? How is it made? Join us as we explore the Florida of long, long ago. Learn how paleontologists excavate the remains of ancient animals. Ages 7-11. Member $9 Non-member $14 FUNKY FUNGUS: Mar ch 21 1:00 2:30pm What is a fungus? How does it gr ow? Is it something you eat? Join us on our quest to investigate these unique living or ganisms! Ages 7-11. Member $9 Non-member $14 BEACH TREASURES: March 21 3:30 5:00pm Meet at the Center to lear n about seashells and the animals that make them. All ages. Member $5 Non-member $8 Gumbo Limbo Natur e Center Heritage Hen Far m AWA Far m Fresh Eggs Gr een Cay Farms Thomas Produce Sanchez Farms Alderman Organic Farms Bistro Blends Olive Oils & Balsamic Vinegars Pappardelles Pasta Independent Seafood Capt. Red Bear d Hot Sauces The Or chid Doctor Anita s Guacamole Or ganic Juice Booth Amazing Creations Serenity Flows Soaps Mozzarita Fresh Italian Cheeses Pasta Amore Raviolis The Happy Pickle T weedle Organic Dog Treats Local Raw Honey Good V ibe Teas Stone Crabs Gluten Fr ee Products Old School Bread Co. Fresh Cut Flowers Arrowhead FL Grass Fed Beef Antibiotic & Hormone Free World Flavors Spices & Teas Heavenly Key Lime Pies Raw Milk and Fr esh Yogurt T espin s Or ganics Per uvian Empanadas Of f Shore Crab Co. Fresh Conch, Conch Fritters, Conch Salad and Golden Crabs Taste of Africa Live Music Visit with a farm animal each week! Need Garden Advice? Ask the Master Gardener! SAVE THE D A TE Easter Bonnet Pet Parade Sat. April 7th 10am March 31st Slow Food Saturday Green is the new black Cooking demo March 10 & 24 Fresh pastured Chicken @ Heritage Hen booth with Rancher Linda Hart


26 MAR CH2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM Osceola Park What Park?It's a typically beautiful Delray Sunday after noon in February when I receive a call from a friend asking if I would like to see her new piece of ar t being presented in Osceola Park. It takes me a second befor e I reply "Osceola Park?" Wait there is no actual park...... Osceola Park is the neighborhood that runs from approximately Swinton Ave. to Federal Hwy (5th Ave) and 2nd Street South to 10th Street. This area was originally developed in the early 1900's with the actual plat being recorded in 1913. The neighborhood consists of somewhere between 500 and 600 r esidences, according to information provided by the Delray Beach city website. Her response is in her usual sarcastic tone, "just meet me on the corner of 3rd Ave. and 8th Street." As I arrive I can already see the cars lining up. I pull up on the side of the road by a sign that says "Art Exhibit Park Here" stuck in the ground. Living in Delray for over 13years I have seen a lot of things, but this has me intrigued. I follow a gr oup of people down the street to an alley where neighbors are lining up bar-b-q's and tables, at which point I notice theyhave even put down tarps on the floor to walk on. Taking a moment to get my bearings, it occurs tome that I have been her e befor e, in this exact alley while showing a home afew years ago. It was full of debris and completely over grown with vegetation. Now it looks like a wellmanicured backyard. There is artwork hung on thefences, all nicely framed and lit up. This is what I must be her e to see. I find my friend Emily with a gr oup of the neighbors. While she catches me up on the event and introduces me around, I am offered home-cooked ethnic family recipes and beverages. I am convinced that Delray Beach has the friendliest residents on earth! It turns out that the local residents had applied to the city to get the area cleaned up but ther e just wasn't the budget at the time. Thus a group of residents and friends took it upon themselves to clean up a property they don't even own. I truly enjoyed hearing the stories ofhow they pulled together to get the work done. The ar tists donated their time and ef for t to paint their art on 3 by 5 pieces of backer board. This waterproof sheet, typically used in the walls of showers and bathr ooms, will allow the art to stay permanently mounted throughout the year. The event even attracted some local celebrities, including city commissioner Tom Carney, who added to the over 100 people in attendance. The local community outreach at Osceola Park has created an increased interest for pr operty, as currently there are only four single-family homes for sale in the area. These homes var y fr om a quaint two-bedroom cottage listed for $119,000 to a newly remodeled 1800 sq/ft home priced at about $450,000. One thing is for sure, the residents of this community take pride in their neighbor hood. real estate by Kurt LEHMANN