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DELRAY BEACH, Fla.The Delray Gr eenMarket will host its 11th Annual Easter Bonnet Pet Parade on Satur day, April 7, 2012. Registration will begin at 9:00 am on the front lawn of Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Avenue. A suggested donation of $2 per register ed pet will be collected to benefit the Animal Rescue Force. The parade will begin at 10:00 am and the event is free to watch! All types of domestic pets are invited to par ticipate in the parade. Most contestants are dogs, but previous years have seen cats, goats, and birds strut their stuff, too! Local celebrity judges donning top hats and canes will lead the sidewalk procession east along Atlantic A venue to the GreenMarket, on SE 4th Avenue. Judging and prizes will be awarded for six bonnet categories: Most Original, Traditional, Funniest, Most Tropical, MostFr ou-Frou and Owner/Pet Look-A-Like. Parade your pet or come as a spectator then stay to shop with the GreenMarket vendors and enjoy the live entertainment. Its a gr eat event thats fun for the entire family. For mor e information, contact Delray GreenMarket Manager Lori Nolan at (561 276-7511 or gr 11th Annual Easter Bonnet Pet Parade Crowd-pleasing art fair turns 50 April 13-15 When the crowds gather on Atlantic A venue this month for the annual Delray Af fair, theyll be helping to celebrate a ver y special golden anniversar y. Its been 50 years since the Delray Affair was launched by a group of community leaders hoping to revive the beauty and excite-ment of the city s Gladioli Festival. "It was an exposition that attracted flower buyers from all over the country," said Roy Simon, a Delray Beach native and former Chamber of Commerce member that has been a volunteer since it was the GladioliFestival. He helped the festival evolve into what it is today. Due to development and a transition fr om flower far ming to vegetable far ming, The Delray Gladioli Festival died out and transitioned into the small Agricultural Expo. Simon envisioned more for the Expo and wasinspir ed to add ar t by the W inter Park Ar t Festival. Wanting to improve upon the festival and incr ease pr ofit for the community Simon helped gather local community lead ers for an organizational meeting. It was at this first meeting in 1962 that the committee and their chair John Bordeman, chose "The Delray Af fair" as the name of the festival that would now include arts and crafts in addition to agricultural goods. The affair was developed to extend the snowbird season by oneweek so that city mer chants could make some more money during the slow season. Since then, the Delray Affair has blossomed into the most popular ar ts and crafts festival in Palm Beach County, growing fr om 24 exhibitors in 1962 to mor e than 700 exhibitors and 300,000 attendees today.It is held on the weekend after Easter in order to extend the tourist season and create an incentive for seasonal r esidents to stay a little longer. Admission is free. The festival is held on Atlantic A venue, which becomes one big pedestrian mall, from the Delray Beach T ennis Center west of Swinton A venue east to the Intracoastal water way Here are the details: DA TES/TIMES Friday, April 13, 2012 (10 am 6 pm Saturday, April 14, 2012 (10 am 6 pm Sunday, April 15, 2012 (10 am 5 pm For mor e details on entertainment, parking, tickets and a special tribute please see page 15. DELRAY AFFAIR CELEBRATES ITS GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY www Your Downtown Delray Beach Community Newspaper APRIL 2012 delray beach thePINEAPPLE WHEN: Saturday, April 21st, 4pm 8pm WHERE: Old School Square Entertainment Pavilion & Park 51 N. Swinton Ave. HERES WHA TS ON T AP! Beer tasting with 50 Craft Beers Live music Food Trucks offering some of South Floridas best gourmet street cuisine VIP Ar ea with complimentar y food, beer, wine, signature cocktails and other perks All VIP ticket holders ar e invited to the After Party at Park Tavern (8 pm until located across the street at Worthing Park), where your first craft beer will be just $3! Cash bar Tickets will be limited! Advance tickets $30 (regVIP This is a 21 and over event. For more information: 561.243.7922, ext. 1 by Rigel Herman The Pineapple Staff Writer One year ago this April, Ar ts Garage opened its doors to South Florida audiences as a venue for multi-cultural and multidisciplinar y musical performance, visual arts exhibition and educational pr ograms. To celebrate, Arts Garage will host a Garage Gala Gig on April 28th at 7pm, presented by Arts Garage Guild. The fete will featur e two-time Latin Grammy nominee jazz saxophonist, Ed Calle, cabaretper formances of selections from favorite Broadway and film musicals by The GarageGirls, and live cr eation of paintings and sculp ture. There will be additional surprise guest appearances by beloved Arts Garage artists, a silent auction and delicious, distinctive food pr ovided by Br eathe Ultra Lounge, which is helping to sponsor the event. Ar ts Garage doors opened to the public in April of 2011 with the Jazz Jubilee series. Since April is national Jazz Appr eciation Month, it was an ideal time to launch Arts Garage with a jazz series, said Alyona Ushe,Executive Dir ector of Ar ts Garage. Our vision has always been to present exceptionally gifted talent and we wer e gratified to inaugurate our intimate venue with such legendary musiciansas Melton Mustafa, and four time Grammy Award winner Federico Britos and Jesse Jones, Jr . Initially pr esented in par tnership with Jazzonian Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to Jazz heritage, the continued on p. 8 BEERFEST GOES OLD SCHOOL Craft beers, live music, gourmet food trucks Arts Garage: One year later Delray Beachs multi-disciplinary cultural hub hosts Garage Gala Gig to celebrate anniversar y Melton Mustafa per forms at The Arts GarageKatie Spitaletto of Blue Pelican and Hickety Pickety adds to an eclectic mix of booths at Delray Affair




APRIL2012 3 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM Delray Beach, FL The Sandoway House Nature Center, Delray Beachs only nature center, is once again hosting its annual gala but with a change in theme for the first timein 10 years to The Ear th Day Gala. The gala is set for Saturday, April 14 at The Ocean Club in Ocean Ridge. e moved the gala to April to celebrate Ear th Day, which more closely matches the Center s mission of preserving and educating our community on the coastal habitat, said Carolyn Patton, gala co-chair. We willcontinue all of our traditional favorites such as the New England lobster bake, extravagant silent auction and of course our trade mark Dancing with the Sandoway Stars competition while putting more focus on nature preservation. The gala will also featur e live music by The Valerie Tyson Band and lots of dancing under the stars, outside oceanside. The gala is co-chair ed by Terri Neil and Carolyn Patton and is presented by The Friends of the Sandoway House. All proceeds benefit the Sandoway House Natur e Center. T ickets are $175 per person prior to March 31 and $200 after April 1. To make r eservations contact the Sandway Hosue Nature Center at 561-274-7263. The Sandoway House Natur e Center is located in a historic 1936 beachfr ont home in Delray Beach. Its on the National Register of Historic Places and is preserved as a uniqueNatur e Center home to native plants, live animals, and a world-class shell collection. The Center of fers a glimpse into South Florida's fragile marine and freshwater environments through educational exhibits and programs. Sandoway House is located at 142S. Ocean Blvd. in Delray Beach. For mor e information visit or call 561.274.7263. Earth Day Gala Set at Sandoway House The City of Delray Beach Parks & Recreation Department invites all childrenbetween the ages of 1 and 8 to come out on Saturday, April 7th and hunt for over 10,000 eggs at the Seacr est Soccer Complex, 2505 North Seacrest Boulevard. Admission to participate is free. The City's 20th Annual Egg Hunt event begins at 8:00 am with photos with the Bunny The hunt will then star t at exactly 8:30 am; all participating children will be divided into four age divisions. Don't forget to bring your basket and camera! Sponsors for the Egg Hunt include the City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department, Delray Citizens for Delray Police/Kids and Cops and the Delray Fir efighter Benevolent Fund. Additional surprises will be hidden in "special eggs" and ar e provided by Barrel O Monkeys, Schoolhouse Children's Museum, Putt'n Around Delray and Duf fy's Sports Grill. For more information on the City's 20th Annual Egg Hunt, please contact Danielle Beardsley at (561 Bear Delray Beach 20th Annual Egg Hunt 10,000 Eggs to be hidden at Seacrest Soccer Complex Delray Beach Public Library seeking personal stories forlaunch of Centennial Celebration DELRAY BEACH, FL The Delray Beach Public Librar y is launching a Call for Submissions fr om the public to share their personal stories about the Library, as it begins to launch the of ficial celebration of its Centennial, which officially begins in April 2013. e have heard from many residents of Delray and the sur r ounding area who have wonderful stories about their experiences here, said Alan Kornblau, Library Director. e think its important from a historical perspective and inter esting on a personal level to share these unique stories. The Library will accept submissions via email to bonnie.stelzer@delraylibrar y .or g; or online at www For additional information, please contact 855-525-2899. Select submissions will be filmed for a video loop that will be shown at the Librarys Centennial Gala on April 11, 2013. Deadlinefor submissions is August 31, 2012. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONSMovie Night at Catherine Strong Splash Park The City of Delray Beach Parks and Recr eation Department invites children and adults to bring their swim suits, blankets andchairs to "Family Movie Night in the Park," at Catherine Str ong Splash Park, located at 1500 SW 6th Street. The free outdoor event was first held on March 24th near the splash pad. Family Movie Night in the Park is a funfilled evening for the entire family and includes movies that are rated PG. Admission is fr ee. Food and refreshments are sold at the event. Futur e Movie Nights will be held fr om 6:00 pm until 9:30 pm on the following dates: April 21, 2012 May 19, 2012 June 23, 2012 July 21, 2012 August 25, 2012 For more information, contact Erik Lawson or Abby Mur rell at (561 by E-mail at The Pineapple Newspaper joined the parade along Atlantic Avenue on St. Patricks Day as staf fers, dressed as old-school newsboys, passed out copies to the enormous green-clad crowd. ST. PADDYSDAYPARADE


4 APRIL2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM Local author Lisa Manzione introduces children to the joys of travel and discovery by Amber Clark Special to The Pineapple First time childrens book author Lisa Manzione, of the globally-focused series The Adventur es of Bella and Har ry believes if childr en are going to succeed in a globalized economy, they need to appreciate and recognize the cultures and nations outside of the United States. In Mar ch of 2011, a Senator from Missouri intr oduced a new bill that would fund a fouryear, $60 million program to enhance theteaching of geography in public schools. Manzione, a local Delray Beach r esident, could not agree more with the bills introduction to Congress and soon became the running force behind her childrens book series. The Adventures of Bella and Harry which debuted in Febr uary 2011, chronicles the humorous adventures of a young and spunky chihuahua Bella and her little brother, Harry, as they travel with their humanowners to exotic locales ar ound the world. By intr oducing childr en to for eign customs, his tory, landmarks, and languages at an early age, the series stimulates children's imagina-tions and fosters a thirst for understanding the world in which they live. The Adventur es of Bella & Har r y series not only enter tains with highly relatable characters and heartwarming hand-drawn illustrations, but does so in a way that raises awar e ness for childr en and their parents alike. Both Let s Visit Paris! and Let s Visit Venice! have been awarded the Moms Choice Award, hon-oring excellence in family-friendly media. After realizing that many children cannot locate major countries on a map, it became my mission to combine my passion for world travel and love of animals to create The Adventur es of Bella & Har r y says author Manzione. If our children are going to thrive in a global economy, we need to teach them that ther e are places in the world beyond their backyards worth knowing about. The Adventures of Bella & Harry is an informative, interactive and exciting way to intr oduce chil dr en to the joys of travel and ultimately cr eate more knowledgeable citizens of the world. Manzione became inspir ed to write her books after what would be the first of many overseas trips with her close-knit group of girlfriends. She returned home from the French Open and was shocked to learn that her childrens friends, now in college, were unable to identify France on a map. Over the next few years, Manzione and her friends embarked on various journeys across the world, where she gathered dozens of experiences in cities like Venice, Paris, London, Cairo, Athens, and Barcelona that she would one day share in her series. The colorful illustrations by Kristine Lucco, another Delray Beach local, bring to life historical monuments like Paris EiffelT ower, Big Ben in London, the pyramids of Egypt, and Italy s Rialto Bridge. Matched with the witty dialogue between Bella and Harry, the series truly creates an enjoyabletool to teach young childr en that there is so much mor e to learn and discover in our world. Both Lets Visit Paris! and Lets Visit Venice! have been awarded the Moms Choice Award, honoring excellence in family-friendly media. The awar d-winning series will be taking the stage in the fall with Lets Visit London! debuting at the Br owar d Center for the Performing Arts. The live production will feature interactive sing-alongs as the children join Bella and Har ry in their adventure through London. The play will be of fer ed as a field trip for 1st through 3rd grade students and a family showing will be offered on weekends. Dates for the showings will be announced in May and the Bella and Harry live actors will be in attendance at the Br owar d Center for the Performing Arts season kick off at Parker Playhouse with another educational canine family favorite, Clifford the Big Red Dog, on May 5th. Manzione is currently a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers andIllustrators (SCBWI Vesta Property Services (formerly Point Management, Inc.) in Delray Beach as their Vice President of Human Resources /Special Pr ojects. An avid animal lover and suppor ter she donates five percent of all book proceeds to benefit the American Society for the Prevention of Cr uelty to Animals. T o lear n mor e about Manzione, visit or The Adventures of Bella & Harry Lisa Manzione, author of the childrens book series The Adventures of Bella & Harry, shows off a few of her books in front of a bamboo wall that her book illustrator, Kristin Lucco, painted for her.


APRIL2012 5 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM DELRA Y BEACH, FL The Delray Beach Parks & Recreation Department is excited to offer a new summer camp program that will partner with the City's newReading Initiative to help pr epare participating childr en to read at grade level by 3rd grade. This new program will be held from Monday, June 18 through Friday, August 10, 2012 and will include on-site activities, field trips, spor ts, games, crafts, literacy and educational pr ogram in a non-traditional format. Certified teachers will be on staff to help oversee the program. The total cost for the 8 week summer camp program is $500 for Delray Beach residents and $525 for non-r esidents (a nonrefundable $25 registration fee is includedwithin this cost), which can be paid by cash, check, V isa or MasterCar d. Discounts are available for multiple childr en or for those children who are currently enrolled in the City's Out-of -School pr ogram. The camp cost includes five summer camp T-shirts, a camp bag, snacks and daily lunch. Partial payments will be accepted, but all fees must be in nolater than Friday June 1, 2012. Spaces ar e limited, so sign up early Parents can begin registering their children, ages 5 to 12 years old, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Community Center located at 50 NW 1st A venue. Registration will be accepted for two camp sites: Delray Beach Community Center and Pompey Park. A headshot of each child and a copy of their birth certificate are r equired. Daily attendance is critical for achieving r eading goals and to make sure children do not lose any of their reading skillsover the summer months. For mor e information, please contact T onya Smith at (561 The City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department is committed to participating in a collaborative par tnership with our city's Community Impr ovement Department, the School District of PalmBeach County/Afterschool Literacy Enrichment Initiative (ALEI ime Palm Beach County Inc., the Center for Creative Education (CCE will be incorporated into the daily pr ogram during summer camp. This program will be afun, interactive event that will r einforce literacy skills in a cr eative and engaging manner Par ents will also be encouraged to attend Family Reading Nights. Parks and Rec summer camp program to promote reading 561-278-0424 Sunshine Golf DELRA Y BEACH, FL The Milagro Center, has been named one of the nationally selected charity or ganizations for AutoNation 2012. The enrichment center for at-risk children, located in the West Atlanticr egion of Delray Beach, is known for its gr oundbr eaking cur riculum based on the United Nations Living Values and the arts. As par t of this honor Mer cedes Benz of Delray Beach will be hosting the Miracle Masquerade, on Wednesday, April 4th as a fundraising gala for the Milagro Center. The event will include a cocktail hour silent auction, Mer cedes car raffle, art exhibit, musical performance by the Milagro Stars and mor e. Each attendee will be pr esented with a special mask made by the Milagro childr en as they ar rive. When we began looking at possible charity organizations to support for this year, we really wanted to find a group that wasgoing above and beyond and r eally doing great things for the community. When we visited the Milagro Centerand met the kids and the amazingly ded-icated instr uctors we just knew we had found something very special, explains T odd Skelton, the Marketing President for AutoNation. AutoNation has been such a wonderful addition to our dedicated team. They are tr uly invested in our success and the suc cess of our childr en and this wonderful event is just the beginning, raves Ellen Okr ent, Chief Operating Of ficer for the Milagro Center. T ickets for the Miracle Masquerade ar e $75 per person and the gala will be held at Mercedes of Delray, located at 1001 Linton Blvd. To purchase tickets or become a spon-sor contact Gina Genovese at 561-279-2970 or email Mercedes Benz of Delray Pr esents Miracle Masquerade T ennis Doubles Champs Swing Into Library The Delray Beach Public Librar y r ecently welcomed British Doubles team tennis players Colin Fleming & Ross Hutchins to the library to read to children. After ward, Fleming from Scotland and Hutchins from England, won the doubles tournament finals at the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships. Colin and Ross readbooks to appr oximately 50 childr en fr om Banyan Cr eek Elementary School, the Boys & Girls Club and local children visiting the Library. They answered questions and discussed the game of tennis, working with a partner, how working hard for what you want pays off, and how playing sports helped them growing up.


6 APRIL2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM Delray Beach launches online public for um The City of Delray Beach announced that "Open City Hall Citizen Forum", an online forum that promotes public comment and civic engagement, isnow available on its website, www This innovative appr oach to local government enables residents to provide input and share ideas on Cityrelated issues. "Open City Hall Citizen For um" is easy and convenient to use and enables City of ficials to hear the voices of those who areunable and/or unwilling to speak publicly at City Commission meetings. Statements willbe r ead by City officials and may be incorporated into the City's decision-making process. W ith this new communication option, instead of attending a City Commission meeting tocomment on an issue, r esidents can now read what many ar e saying online and add their own statements from the safety and privacy oftheir homes. "Given our significant budget constraints, we wer e looking for a cost effective way to allow citizens to learn about and provide input on City issues," said Mayor Woodie McDuffie. "This low cost communication tool is an inexpensive way to enable all r esidents to voice their comments and/or suggestions. W e believe it will result in a more responsive,accountable, inclusive and customer focused local gover nment." The first Open City Hall topic in Delray Beach asks the question: "What infrastructure improvements are needed around theCity?" T o become a member of "Open City Hall Citizen For um" and provide comment on this topic and/or other topics posted in the future, go to and select Open City Hall Citizen Forum on the City's home page. For mor e infor mation, contact the City of Delray Beach Public Information Office at ( City declar es April 2012 Water Conservation Month The City of Delray Beach has pr oclaimed April 2012 as Water Conservation Month. The proclamation cites the importance of water and its impact on the environment, economy and quality of life, and encourages residents and businesses to help protect this precious resource by becoming more aware of the need to save water and practice water sav-ing measur es. Delray Beach has developed best prac tices to enhance its efforts as a green and sustainable community. The City's Water Conservation Program is designed to reduce demands on Delray Beach's water supply by incr easing the ef ficiency of water use within its service area. The City has also submitted an application to be designated as a Certified Gr een Local Government by the Florida Gr een Building Coalition, acknowledging the exceptional environmental stewardship and commitment to make improvements that will protect our natural environment for future generations. For infor mation on how you can conser ve water, visit the South Florida Water Management District at In addition, for infor mation on the EPA's W aterSense Program, including their "WaterSense for Kids" pages that features FLO, a water efficiency hero, visit Captain Falcone receives Fir efighter of the Y ear A ward Delray Beach Fire Rescue congratulates Captain Joe Falcone on receiving the awardof Fir efighter of the Y ear for 2011. He had been working as the Acting Division Chief of T raining for almost the entir e year of 2011. One of the most successful endeavors undertaken by Falcone was the hiring of the latest class of recruits. He was instrumental inthe hiring pr ocess of these six new hir es and their subsequent training during their 8-week orientation and also one of the key players inthe training and implementation of a new Computer Aided Dispatch and records management system. Fire Chief Danielle Connor says, "Joe has a 'can do' attitude and consistently looks for ways to make DBFR a more professional, efficient, and better place." Library week theme: Y ouBelong@Y our Librar y Its National Library Week a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librari-ans and librar y workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide and the perfect time for the community to visit the Delray Beach Public Library. This year's theme is "You Belong @ Your Library." It is a time to remind all Americans that the library is a place whereever yone belongs. Best-selling author Brad Meltzer is the Honorary Chair of National Library Week 2012. Gover nor Rick Scott has pr oclaimed April 8 14, 2012 as National Library Week in the state of Florida. Libraries are a cornerstone of Floridas educational system providing materials and pr ograms for children, families, adults and seniors to enrich their lives and their understanding of the world, said the Governor. Every day, libraries in big cities and small towns, colleges and universities, in schoolsand in businesses help transfor m their communities, says Alan Kor nblau, Library Director. At the Delray Beach Public Library, people of all ages and backgrounds can come together for community meetings, lectur es and programs, to do research with the assistance of a trained professional, to get a job or to find homework help. For further information visit the Delray Beach Public Librar y any time or call 561266-0194 or visit www Sisters of Sunshine annual kickball tournament Sisters of Sunshine are proud to announce their 3r d annual charity kickball tournament, Kickin it 4 the Kids. The event will take place on Sunday May 20th, from 10AM3pm at Miller Field in Delray Beach (1905 SW 4th Ave, 33444). The Sisters will be hosting a double elimination tour nament with all proceeds going towar d school supplies for Banyan Creek and Pine Grove elementary schools. Official team entr y fees are $300 per team due byMay 1st. If paid after this date the entry fee will be $350. All teams need to be registered and paid in full by May 9th, no exceptions. This includes a box lunch for everyone on your team provided by Whole Foods as well as a post game party at Hurricanes Bar and Lounge (640 7 E. Atlantic A ve) with an of ficial tr ophy cer emony and generous drink specials. Sisters of Sunshine is a volunteer organization comprised of pr ofessional women dedicated to improving our communities by providing and pr omoting safety security and self suf ficiency to the underser ved and vulnerable women and children of South Florida. For more information on this event or upcoming events, please visit our website at Community support for Atlantic High School s Eagles Robotics team Math and engineering savvy students at Atlantic Community High School have come together to try their hand at designing and building an original robot, and have been given support from several businesses in the community including JCPenney, Delray Industrial Park, and ICS Inc. Eagles Robotics may be ar ookie team, but the work that these teenagers ar e already producing is nothing short of extraordinary. Teacher sponsor Carlos Acosta is extremely proud of the teams initial attemptin the competition, as they placed 2nd and won countless rounds against veteran teams with much more experience. The 13-member team of Kirill Safin, Cross Knight, David Lott, Anton Relin, Sam Spir o, Jonathan Elias, Hayden Jansen, Clint Fer guson, Rohan Challa, Christopher Heung, Michael Barnard, Shanah Pitilon and David McClintock just finished a 6-week session designing and building an original robotfor the FIRST (www Regional Competition held Mar ch 29th 31st at the FAU Campus in Boca Raton. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a not-for-profit organization that inspir es young peoples interest and participation in science and technology by engaging students in innovative robotics competitions. All of this could not be possible without assistance and suppor t from not only our school, but also our community, says robotics team mentor Vladimir Safin. W e are especially grateful to Rick Zorovich, ICS Inc.sV ice President, for his support and provision of space for our team to work. The Atlantic Eagles Robotics Teams goal is to excite students about science, engineering, math and technology by engaging them inhands-on experiences. For mor e information or to support this impressive team, contact Vladimir Safin, Official Team Contact at 561702-9557, and visit www Foundation makes big gift to National Disabled Vets Memorial Delray Beachs Disabled Veterans' LIFE Memorial Foundation has received a $50,000 gift to help build the nation's first permanent public tribute to disabled veterans. The glass-and-granite str uctur e the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial will be built on a 2.4-acre triangle near the U.S. Capitol. It will feature a star-shaped reflecting pool, its surface broken by a single cer emonial flame, to convey strength and vulnerability loss and r enewal. It will be framed by three walls of laminated glass with text and photographs and four bronze sculptures. The Disabled V eterans' LIFE Memorial Foundation of Delray Beach said the donation came fr om the W ounded W ar rior Project, a group devoted to helping disabled veterans. Visit for more information. City of Delray Beach to offer skill drill basketball fundamentals program Delray Beach Parks and Recreation invites all children, ages 6 13, to participate in theSkill Drill Basketball Pr ogram, which will be held at Catherine Strong Park, 1500 SW 6th Street, from March 28th through May2nd, 2012. The Skill Drill Basketball program will be held on W ednesday after noons, fr om 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The cost to participate in this six (6 week pr ogram is $20 for Delray Beach residents and $30 non-residents. All supplies and equipment will be provided. The Skill DrillBasketball pr ogram will be divide childreninto two age divisions and will provide the opportunity for each child to get fit and learn basic team basketball fundamentals. A variety of innovative drills will be utilized to enhancebasic motor skills as well as to sharpen existing skills and knowledge of the game. T o r egister please visit Catherine Strong Park and/or online at For more information on the Skill Drill Basketball program and/or to register, pleasecontact Erik Lawson at (561 email at read play city give r oot pineapple slices Looking inwar d fr om Memorial's nor th entrance framed by walls of glass and marble




series has evolved into the Jazz Project and its perfor mances are consistently met with sold-out audiences and featur e such iconic figures as Ira Sullivan, Nicole Henr y and Ed Calle. The collaboration with Jazzonian represented not only the beginning of this eclectic and multi-faceted venue, but also Ar ts Garage s commitment to other creative collaborations with other cultural organizations such as the Womens International Film Festival,South Florida Symphony Delray String Quar tet, and Palm Beach Opera. Ar ts Garage has swiftly evolved into a vibrant venue for emerging artists and cultural innovators presenting cutting-edge perfor mances and exhibitions. The ultimate ar tistic goal of Arts Garage is to provide a setting and support for artists of all disciplines to work together to conceive and invent new trends and works. Per haps the most unique aspect of Arts Garage is its conscious decision to suppor t and present works that appeal to wide interests and showcase evolving and revolutionary cultural movements, as exemplified most recent-ly by a weekend that included a showcase of Latin American visual arts, musical theater, jazz and Sephardic folk songs. On other weeks you may find (spanning across genres) Urban Underground, a power ful signature series that presents a blend of diverse musical genr es including R&B, hip-hop, reggae and spoken word, alongside the creative programming of Divas in Art. This cr owd favorite, which features female illusionists who enter tain with humor and musicdubbed a dif ferent kind of sexy has quickly become one of thehottest cabar etstyle performances in the area. W ith the addition of Theatre at Arts Garage, the or ganization continues to solidify its r ole as the cultural mecca in the region. Its inaugural production, Woody Sez, came to Arts Garage following a critically acclaimed Eur opean tour and has received rave reviews fr om the South Florida press. Lou Tyrrell, founder and former artistic director of Florida Stage, now Artistic Director of Theatre at Arts Garage, will oversee the production of an eclectic range of contemporar y work in American theatr e. Whether new or established work, our plays at Arts Garage will astonish and rivet our audiences, and resonate as completely uniqueand contemporar y, said Tyrrell. Guests can look forward to visual art exhibitions, theatrical productions, renowned and emerging jazz, blues and classical musicians Divas, and film. The instant success of Ar ts Garage speaks to the sophistication and ar tistic curiosity of the regional audience, said Ushe. DelrayBeach especially has evolved into a boutique metr opolitan city and our programs will continue to embrace the abundance of local talent and showcase internationally acclaimed artists of all disciplines. In celebration of this milestone first anniversar y the public is invited to the Garage Gala Gig on April 28th. Tickets are $75 per individual or $125 per couple and attire is festive. Sponsorship opportunities ar e available as well. Email info@ar with questions. For more information on this event check out their website, Ar ts Garage is located at 180 NE 1st St. on the bottom level of the public parking structure. 8 APRIL2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM 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 175 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. Started in 1996 by the Community Redevelopment Agency, The GreenMarket has become one of the most popular and charming aspects of "the season" in beautiful downtown Delray Beach. The GreenMarket is a Saturday morning destination as an open air marketplace offering fresh local produce, herbs and citrus from several area farmers, AWA approved, heritage breed, hen, duck and Japanese quail eggs from Heritage Hen Farms, raw milk, fresh butter and yogurt,ar tisan baked goods, Fla. grass fed beef (hor mone and antibiotic free), raw honey, loose teas, spices, seafood so fresh its still wet, cut flowers and blooming plants, 18-year-old balsamic vinegars and olive oils, fresh Italian cheeses, pasta, fresh juice, handmade soaps, organic pet treatsand other unique gour met fare, as well as live music and visiting farm animals each week. Come for br eakfast or stay for lunch! Visit Village Stroll Delray Green Market on SE 4th Arts Garage Anniversary from page 1






APRIL2012 11 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM music by Drew TUCKER Delray Beach, FL Arts Garage, Delray Beachs multi-disciplinary cultural hub forar ts, performances and entertainment, announced that its latest installment of Urban Underground will take place Saturday, April 7, 2012. At 9 pm Saturday evening, Rappers Delight Par t II will take the stage to deliver the per formance that will nullify the series term Underground. The pr emier performance of Urban Underground: Rappers Delight on Saturday, Febr uary 4, 2012 saw an audience ranging in age, race and backgr ound, from West Palm Beach to Miami. The second round is expected to further cross cultures and create an event remembered for its multidisciplinary appeal. As South Florida s best MCs, including Eric Biddines, Substance, Pangea Kidz, Ian Caven from 45 Live, NeoPopSicle, Makiin, and Crucial, take the stage to deliver an unforgettable experience April7, they will be accompanied by the seven-piece Ar ts Garage Band, lead by Drew Tucker. The main motive behind the existence of Urban Underground is to cross classes, so to speak, and present a diverse audience with music that knows no cultural bounds, explains Drew Tucker, Education & Outreach Coordinator at Arts Garage. The City of Delray Beach has been tr ying to bring together the various backgroundswithin Delray Beach for years and we finally have a means to do this, with music. Pairinghip hop with a seven-piece instr umental sec tion, putting the performance on the stage of the multi-disciplinar y venue of Arts Garage and promoting this event across schools, companies and other organizations from the east to west side of the city will result in the coming together of a people for a unified reason to hear what Urban Underground has to say. The community has r eally opened its arms to this series. The law of fices of Frankel & Cohen have sponsored the series and have already seen the effects it has on the culture of Delray Beach I am pr oud to support this series, says attor ney Lee Cohen, this community as a whole is very important to us and I know that it will open the eyes and hear ts of many Urban Underground: Rappers Delight Par t II will host seven artists on the Arts Garage stage. Each will per form original songs from their latest albums, as well as covers and interpretations of music by Outkast, KRS1, Snoop Dogg, MC Hammer, Fugees, T upac, and Notorious BIG, among others. In its first season, Urban Underground is already gaining momentum as one of South Floridas best Urban Arts series. To purchasetickets, visit: www Information at a Glance Event: Urban Underground: Rappers Delight Part II Date: Satur day, April 7, 2012 Time: 9 pm Address: 180 NE 1st Street, Downtown Delray Beach, Gr ound level of parking garage Phone: (561 Ticket Prices: $15 in advance $20 for Reserved Seating $20 General Admission at the Door Purchase: tickets at Urban Underground Presents Rappers Delight: Part II Drew Tucker is the founder of Tucker Music Academy. Connect with him on twitter at @tuckermusic101 or email him at music@delraypineapple.comabout any great concerts, gigs, or shows going on in Delray Beach. She isnt what you would picture when you think of hip-hop, and that s just how she likes it. Its way too late on a Wednesday night at a popular coffee spot on East Atlantic Ave. Its open-mic night and artistic types are here in for ce. It seems like the perfect place to be meeting a musician to talk shop, but then the crowd goes quiet, all heads turn and the lastthing on their mind is ar t. Makiin is 5 but 6 inches of that are heels. Shes dainty but strong and doesn t bring to mind an ar tist on sight much less a rapper She can rap, though, and she is serious about it. I realize that I dont know any whitefemale ar tists in that genr e so I ask the obvious question: Is it difficult being a minority in the rap industry? It is, she replies, but its good for me. I dont get the luxury of people taking me at my word. When I tell someone that I rap, they immediately make me work for ther espect. I think I rap mor e in the str eets then I do on the stage, and I perform a lot of shows! I am checking out her most recent video entitled XOXO featuring a Kor ean soul singer named SOMong. The video quality is as good if not better then whats on MTV (when theyplay videos), and if you listened to the song without knowing who it was, you would swear you wer e listening to a pop mix of Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliot fr om a top 40 s station. She is perplexing, though. Each song and video and every new rung up the ladder seemsto explain why ever yone loves this girl so much. Halfway through our two-hour chat in the coffee shop, I star ted scratching my head. Her recording persona is very much what you would expect of a woman in a male-dominated industrya sexy bravado largely dominated by girlpower lyricsbut the mor e we talk, the mor e I see the other side of Makiin, the side that would do anything for friends and strangers alike. She puts on a charity concer t ever y year for the I Care foundation. The concert is going to be in May and there will be 10 Florida MCs to perform for it. Its $10 at the door and every penny goes to the charity I was raised by parents who did anything that they could for everybody that they could, and I am one of four children but because my parents would take in kids of f of the street who needed help, I have about eight siblings who I love and cherish to this day. Makiin worked in a womans treatment program when she started rapping, so she has a unique view on r ehab, a topic that is a hot button in Delray Beach. She tells it to me straight: What if its you or your child that gets in a car accident and inadvertently gets addicted topain medication? I understand the upr oar, but we need to temper the ar gument with patience and a love for neighbor . Makiin isn t all r oses though. She s also an incessant and goal-oriented woman and talking is rarely the goal, unless she is on the Internet,wher e the Makiin brand is flourishing nicely Over 5,000 people subscribe to the Makiin brand between Twitter and Facebook and that number grows daily. Forty-thousand people visit her website monthly, and she has over 50,000 combined views on her Y ouTube channel. For all intents and purposes, at 25 years old shes on her way to mogul status. I have hit every bump in the road on the way to wher e I am, she confesses. Ever yone has an opinion, some are good and some arent, but I dont care about the negative ones enoughto stop. I ask her how she describes her music and she tells me that its fresh, sexy, feel good music.That makes total sense now because that description pretty much describes Makiin to a T. Y ou can find Makiin ever ywhere! Follow on twitter Pineapple Profile: MAKIIN






14 APRIL2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM arts/entertainment See-Learn-Support The cold spells have lifted and the rainy season is teetering on the verge ofdownpour Its time to get outside your home and soak up some sun, soft br eezes and arts and entertainment. Do it now, before the rain keeps you indoors, watching Law and Order reruns and wondering whats being deliver ed for dinner. See Something An After noon with Stephen Bogart will take place Thursday April 5 at the Crest Theatre of Old School Square. The son of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall will share stories and insights learned through his upbringing. The audience will also be presented with rarely seen home movies from Bogarts collection. Kevro Art Bar will host an Open Grass Earth Day Weekend April 20 22, inviting guests to enjoy three days of peace, love andmusic. Join the other Delray locals to enjoy local artists and musicians, including some of the areas most beloved jam bands. Aprilsar t exhibit features the work of Steve Br ouse, so if you miss the weekend festivi ties, ther e is still reason to head that way. Arts Garage has plenty to see (and hear) thr ough the month of April, fr om the nationally touring Woody Sez musical to Scat-Hop descendant Jesse Jones, Jr., and the next Yo Yo Ma Jonah Kim. Woody Sez: TheLife and Music of W oody Guthrie, a musical celebration of the troubadour, will perform through Sunday, April 8, 2012, nightly. Jesse Jones, Jr. will take the stage as par t of the Arts Garage Jazz Project Saturday, April 21. Cellist Jonah Kim will perform for the Classical Explosion series Sunday, April 22. The 50th Annual Delray Affair will also take over Delray fr om April 13-15, providing over 250,000 visitors with arts, crafts and exhibits from some 600 vendors. The festival will last from 10am 6pm Friday and Satur day, and 10 5 on Sunday. Learn Something The Delray Beach Chorale will present a Free Master Class, Tuesday, April 3.Metr opolitan Opera Star Bass/Baritone Dean Peterson will be the special guest, and will enjoy the company of the Delray Beach Young Artists. The evening with Peterson is fr ee, and will take place at Church of the Palms on Swinton A ve. For more information, call 800-984-7282. Old School Square will also host art and photography classes and workshops at Crest Theatr e. Early spring is one of Delrays most beautiful seasons, and one of the best times for photography. Call 561.243.7922 x.317 to register. The Morikami Museum is bustling with activities and events this month, including gr eat opportunities for guests to learn something new Lear n a for m of Japanese ink painting during a Sumi-e Ink Painting Floral Class Saturday, April 5. Participants will learn to grind ink and hold and utilize br ushes to cr eate the primar y sumi-e br ushstr okes. This is a four-week session, taking place April 5, 12, 19 and 26. On Saturday, April 7, Morikami will host a Japanese Garden Design Workshop at the Oki Education Studio. Students will r eceive direction on the basics of Japanese garden design from master deigner and the builder of Morikamis Rojij-en, Hoichi Kurisu. For more information onclasses, and to view other events at Morikami, visit www Support Something Suppor t arts and entertainment in Delray Beach by entertaining yourself at the Old School Beer Fest on Saturday, April 21. You will find the festivities at the Old School Square EntertainmentPavillion. Beginning at 4pm and lasting until 8, the afternoon will include 50 craft beers fortasting, 15 gourmet food trucks, a VIPAr ea with complimentary food, wine, beer andcocktails and two of South Florida s hottest bands. Proceeds will suppor t the 2012-13 Free Friday Concerts at The Pavillion, so sip that stout knowing you are doing Delray good. Buy tickets in advance, as this is a popular event. Youll find them at oldschoolbeer Whether you decide to see some art, hear some music, learn something new or support your community, April brings you plenty to do. So do them, enjoy them and lear n from them. Maybe next year youll be teaching us whether dusk or dawn is best for landscape shots and what exactly makes those IPAs so hoppy. 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. Contact Tara at by Tara MONKS "The Country Boy" The Cr est TheatreFriday & Satur day April 27th & 28th 8:00pm Sunday April 29th 2:00pm Friday & Saturday May 4th & 5th 8:00pm As South Floridas only non-profit Irish community theatre group, the Irish Theatr e of Florida has been a vital part of traditions rich in Irish cultur e for the past 18 years. Their mission is to promote Irish heritage through the arts, to produce Irish drama in South Florida and pr ovide a forum for the Irish Diaspora, Irish American artists and educators by connecting people of Irish heritage to the theatre. Their upcoming play The Country Boy , at the Crest Theatre (see is an intimate portrait of the cost of countr y life versus city living and examines the whole pr oblem of emigration to America. Full of com edy and humorous genius, beneath the laughs lies the harsh and sad r eality of the bitterness, and regrets that emigration has inflicted upon Irish societyover the years. Purchase tickets at


APRIL2012 15 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE Friday, April 13th, 2012 Old School Square Stage (Music thr oughout the day star ting at noon) 4:00 pm 6:00 pm Billy Bones 3r d Avenue Beer Booth 4:00 pm 6:00 pm Adam Fine Saturday, April 14th, 2012 Old School Squar e Stage (Music thr oughout the day star ting at 11 am) 12:00 pm 2:00 pm Making Faces 3:00 pm 5:00 pm Steel Pony 6:00 pm 8:00 pm Taylor Road Street Tent 11:00 am 1:00 pm Gin Blische and Andy Stein 1:30 pm 3:30 pm T ommy W inch 4:00 pm 6:00 pm Jason Colannino Sunday April 15th, 2012 Old School Square Stage (music throughout the day starting at 11 am 12:00 pm 2:00 pm T aylor Road 3:00 pm 5:00 pm Killbillies 3rd Avenue Beer Booth 11:00 am 1:00 pm "Rick the Music Shaker" 1:30 pm 4:30 pm Kailin Garrity &Tommy Winch NEW THIS YEAR! Old School Square Cultural Arts Museum will featur e an exhibit on the histor y of the Delray Affair. Free admission during the festival. T wo covered beer gardens with live entertainment featur ed all weekend long in two locations: at the main stage pavilion at Old School Square and at 3rd Avenue and Atlantic. PARKING $5 City Parking Garage West Atlantic Avenue; next to Courthouse, behind Library $5 Old School Squar e Parking Garage NE 1st Street between NE 1st and 2nd Avenues $5 City Hall NW 1st Avenue one block nor th of Atlantic Avenue Handicapped Parking: Available in garages and all public parking lots downtown NOTE: Friday thr ough Sunday during the festival, all 2-hour parking limits are waived, except in designated valet or handicapped areas. T ransporation from Tri-Rail Take the free Downtown Roundabout that runs between the Delray Beach Tri-Rail station (on Congress Ave.) and A1A. In loving memory of Bonnie Brow Local woman helped grow the Delray Affair Bonnie Brow, one of the most influential figures in the success of the Delray Affair, is unable to achieve her goal of celebrating theevent s 50-year anniversar y in person. She passed away in November 2011, leaving behind quite a legacy. The general chair woman of the Delray Affair for 18 years, Bonnie took great pride in being able to gr ow the festival and still help maintain its quality. She took a personal inter-est in the vendors and the volunteers. Friends say Bonnie had thr ee passions in her life: her family life itself and the Delray Af fair Organizers say Bonnie will be there in spirit this year and her impact will be seenin the success of the show and the dedica tion of the dozens of volunteers and vendors whose lives she touched. Many will never forget seeing Bonnie Brow wearing a pink shirt and weaving through the crowds on Atlantic Avenue in a golf cart the weekendafter Easter each year She was with us on the golf cart at last year's Delray Affair, taking notes and lookingfor ways to enhance an event that had her fin gerprints all over it. Even though she was getting ill, being involved in the event again wasone of the bright spots in her life. Those who knew Bonniethose who shared happy and fond memories of theDelray Af fair with herwill sur ely miss her at this year's celebration. But chances are they'll smile when they see how far the show has come, and know that Bonnie was instrumental in making that happen. DELRAY AFFAIR


16 APRIL2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM D rew and The Woo is a regular Pineapple series that follows two youngprofessionals 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 categoryand invite the whole city to come out and jointhem for "The Best Night Out In Downtown Delray." HAPPY HOUR Cut 432 Cut 432s version of HappyHourSocialHour is indeed social. Who knew? W ell, clearly the gaggle of good-looking folks thats there every night. A variety of premium bever-ages, glasses of good vino and top shelf appe tizers under $5. Add a dash of fresh decor, modern hipness with an old-school flare and thisSocial Hour is top-notch. Drew: I love this place. I feel like Don Draper fr om Mad Men. Ryan: And all this time we didnt believe Cut could cut it. Dr ew: W e let their swanky reputation, and our well-known bias for a good-old fashioned happy hours, cloud our judgment. R yan: Shame on us! And shame on all of our friends for not telling us about these delicious,little biscuits. Drew: Who would have thought We would be sitting in one of Delrays most reputable restau-rants enjoying tall glasses of cold beer and bis cuits that taste heaven sent. What a combo. Ryan: And were not stopping there. Cut 432s Social Hour menu reads like a whos who of the greatest dishes and drinks ever concocted by man. Mini Burgers, Truffle Mac, and maybe thebest Ceviche in town fill our table and our bellies. Drew: Paired with craft beers the likes of Trois Pistoles and Magic Hat #9 equals sheer bliss.Not to mention one or two classic cocktails. Ryan: Its no wonder they call it Social Hour The bar area is totally buzzing. Dr ew: It may be the happiest gr oup of people I have ever seen. Ryan: Can you blame them for smiling? I think our stubborn-selves stumbled across the best happy hour in town and maybe the best bar-tenders too. Cheers to that. Drew: No Cheers to Cut 432 and their endearingly swanky restaurant. R yan: W ell said. DINNER FOR UNDER $20 Cranes BeachHouse and The Premiere Pan American ArtAuction Cranes Beach House is knownfor their quaint hotel suites, tiki bars and island inspired pool areas. They know how to throw a party! It may be one of the few hotels that are frequented by the locals. Everyone loves Cranes! Drew: So I dont get it. Why are we at Crane s? Dont get me wrong, I love this place, but they dont serve food under $20. In fact, I dont think they serve food at all. R yan: Ahh, tr ue. But my friend Drew, do you know whats better than dinner for under $20 downtown? Drew: Dinner for under $10. Ryan: Well yeah, but how about dinner for free? How does that sound? Drew: Sounds like I should have worn my running shoes. R yan: No, dude, it s legal. And fairly simple. Befor e heading out tonight, I checked the events calendar on GoDelray .com and found Ford Fine Ar s Premiere Pan American Art Auction Preview. Dr ew: Continue Ryan: Well, on top of featuring fine South American Art, hand rolled cigars, and live music... they also are featuring complimentary appetizers. Dr ew: So now wer e crashing ar t auctions? R yan: Crashing, strategically attending. Whatever we love ar t. Dr ew: Hey Im fine with it and Im glad we came. The empanadas and mango mojitos ar e r ocking and the cr owd is incr edibly inter esting. I think I might kickof f my shoes and stay awhile. R yan: Unfor tunately we don t have time. The Downtowner (Delray Beach s latest and gr eatest addition) is picking us up any minute so shove a few mor e empanadas in your beak and lets roll. Dr ew: Love The Downtowner you just cant beat a startup consisting of a few young entrepreneurs, three (soon to be fourts, and a service that transports Delray folks anywhere downtown for tips only. Genius. Ryan: Youre right. They just jumped to number six on my phones favorites list. SorryGrandma. LIVE MUSIC Bull Bar The first live music venue everyonesees, or better yethears, when they enter the heart of Atlantic Ave. Bull Baris known for two things: great live music and strong drinks. Be ready for crowds of people singing, dancing and, of course, drinking. Drew: Oh, how I love a real live music bar with a great cover band. Ryan: Doesnt almost every bar have a great cover band on Friday nights? Dr ew: My simple, simple friend. Cover bands ar e a dime a dozen, and so are the venues that host them. But cover bands that know what they play rather than play what they know are a rare br eed. And perhaps even more unique, the venues that choose to put the music first. T onight Bull Bar is featuring The 3 Amigos a local band wor th hunting down. R yan: A wesome. So when ar e they going to play some Jour ney? Dr ew: Theyr e not. R yan: A little Rush per haps? Dr ew: Nope. The 3 Amigos ar e all about the 90 s (and occasionally the 80s). They know how to r ead the crowd and play accordingly. Be r eady for some Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime and the occasional gangsta rap r emix. R yan: W ell I just ran into the owner of Lanzettas, the crazy cool new barber shop in Pineapple Gr ove, and he said The 3 Amigos are the best cover band in town. Drew: I just told you that. R yan: Y eah, but this guy knows what hes talking about. Hes like, the raddest dude in this bar.Have you seen his hair? Drew: You do recall that I am a professional musician, owner of a music academy and manage up-and-coming musicians right? Ryan: Yeah but have you seen this dudes hair? Dr ew: Bottom line. Bull Bar might be the best live band bar in town. Not because of its awesomelocation. Not because of its intimate vibe; butbecause they know a gr eat band when they hear one. So I guess Ill live without Jour ney tonight. LA TE NIGHT SPOT Sail Inn Located on the outskir ts of downtown, this late night bar iswell wor th the trip. The bartenders are friendly, the atmospher e is legit and the owner is, and will always be, a r egular. Open for almost 50 years, the Sail Inn is Delray Beach s oldest bar. Ryan: You know how I knew this was one of the best late night spots in town? Drew: How? Ryan: Because three bar owners from previous Drew and The Woo Nights Out recommended it. Drew: You know how I knew? One of our followers joined us tonight to tell us how he and hisfather both had their first drink at Sail Inn when they turned 21. Ryan: Its also interesting to note that Sail Inns online ratings show five stars everywhere you look. People just love this bar. Drew: And theyre not afraid to talk about it. Several regulars seriously couldnt stop telling us about their relationship with this bar. And thoughsome of the stories wer e a little foggy, they were all totally genuine. R yan: What would a r eal-deal Holyfield local bar be without a dedicated owner? Owner Rick Janke heard we were coming in and told us to text him when were on our way. I said Well, itll be like 12-1am. To which he replied I own a bar, Ill be up. Drew: Not only was he there, but he greeted us when we arrived, told us all about the bar, its history and introduced us to his staff. Ryan: Someone once told me that a bar is only as good as its owner. Drew: Who told you that? Ryan: I think it was Rick. Drew: Well he just may be right about that. Taxi. Bed. Sleep. Large coffee in the a.m. Want us to consider your favorite local hangout? Email us at The Search for The Perfect Night Out: PART IV


APRIL2012 17 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM tasting and toasting ENJOYING A BIT OF BREAKFAST IN DELRAY Here is a look into two of Delrays breakfast eateries, Crepes by the Sea and Spot Cof fee. At these two restaurants, the food speaks for itself. Though for those of you whohave yet to go, I must do something to get you there and hopefully this article does the trick. Under the little red awning just off of Atlantic A venue, you will find Crepes by the Sea. A quaint little eater y, C by the Sea, as I like to call it, is sure to fit any craving. While staring at the menu, one must ponder the question, savory or sweet? That's usually my dilemma, though savor y wins most every time for me. Dont get me wrong, the sweet crepes are a must-try, but the one I absolutely crave the most is the Cousteau Crepe. I dont even bother looking at the menu any more now that I know what the best cr epe on the menu is. Folded in half, drizzled with cr eme fraiche, sliced green onions, capers, smokedsalmon and squeezed lemon juice, the Cousteau is too good to be true and needs nothing mor e than to be eaten. Once folded and plated, this super -savory crepe gets freshly grated lemon zest and one last drizzle of creme fraiche. Regardless of the choice you make, these crepes are incredible. I mean, how can something be so flat and so fluf fy at the same time? They are the perfect palette for any ingredient. Demar was so gracious, he made our cr epes right in front of us. This process is beyond me, having tried a dozen times to make these super-thin pancakes. They always stick to the pan, break apart and end up in thegarbage. C'est la vie. So when you find yourself craving some thing dif ferent for a change, stop in at Crepes by the Seathey are perfect every time. The coffees are great too. I dont know the house secret... but for some reason the cappuccinoher e has to be the best I've had on the Ave. And trust me, getting this girl to stray from my usual iced Americano is a difficult thingto accomplish. On the other end of Atlantic A venue is a r ecent, warmly welcomed addition to our ever expanding neighborhood . Spot Coffee. I am sure you have seen this corner coffee shop walking or driving AtlanticA venue, and its possible you already love Spot Coffee as much as I do. Of course they have amazing coffee, but the best part about Spot is their full-fledged kitchen, where the r eal magic happens. Not only do they make gr eat sandwiches for lunch, they also masquerade as a pizza joint. But I'm not here to talk about Spot Coffee's pizza, even though it is well worth talking about. I am her e to talk Morning Grub. Spot serves a gr eat br eakfast. When you ar e in the mood for something sweet, order a waffle! They are divine. If you're a purist, go the classic route with butterand syr up. And if your e feeling decadent, order the Belgian Delight with fr uit, whipped cream and caramel or chocolate. I am never in the mood that early in the morning, but I usually do find myself in the mood for an omelet. I know, I know, a Delray Beach cof fee shop that makes omelets?! Its true. These things are massive. Splitting one is the way to go, unless you are a man or just have the appetite of one, then go for it! Iget mine filled with Pepper Jack cheese for a little kick, sliced tomatoes, and spinach. They use big, thick-cut tomatoes, which make the omelet succulent and bursting at the seams. Accompanying this gorgeous spinach and tomato omelet, is your choice of bagel, English muffin or whole wheat focaccia. Atthis point ther e is only one choice, and for me that's definitely the focaccia. You better make sure it's toasted and buttered. With hints of salt and rosemary, you will be pleased with this super -delicious selection. They always add a fr esh slice of fruit to balance the breakfast. So not only do I love the omelets, Spot Coffee is the place I go to get the best iced Americano in Delray Beach. I am a sucker for big r obust coffee and that's what you get at Spot. Another choice drink to or der is their iced coconut latte. It is subtle, sweet, surprising and perfect for summer. Br eakfast in this All-American town just keeps getting better! Christalyn Warner writes a local food blog. Find it at by Christalyn WARNER


18 APRIL2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM Is stress a choice?by Laura Norman Special to The Pineapple Over two thousand years ago, Plato point ed out that "the par t can never be well unless the Whole is well," and Western health care practitioners have been rediscovering that fact ever since. Our health colors our entir e life. Our activities, both at work and play, every relationship, the amounts and kinds of food we eat, our emotional state and even our personalities impact how well we feel. When youve had a headache, you took it with you everywhere. It became of the center of your whole life. If you felt sad or a part of you was ailing, all of you suffered. When you felt wonder ful, your exuberance and joy were r eflected in your experience of life. Health is the tapestry through which all the threads of our lives are intimately woven. Pull one loose and you risk unraveling orweakening the whole. One of the fundamental influences on how we experience life is str ess. We see it everywhere, but its not really out there.Str ess is the internal response we experience to exter nal changes and challenges, whether real or imagined -a deadline atwork, an upcoming dinner with the in-laws, relationship issues or just our imaginationr unning wild. We experience stress when we lose faith in our ability to cope, whether with the world in general or with specific people and situations. At some point in a busy day this feeling of helplessness can strike any of us and we feel "stressed out." Our stress response is a signal that our body and all its major systems have been activated. This classic fight-or-flight reac-tion is not just in our heads. lts an automat ic response that reverberates throughout our entir e body Adr enaline is r eleased, our heart rate quickens, breathing becomes shallower, blood vessels on the skin sur face contract, blood pressure rises, digestion and intestinal processes shut down,muscles tense up, the stomach tightens. None of these conditions are meant to persist for very long. The body couldn t stand it. They are shor t-term responses to immediate dangers. Yet we live in a society that is constantly presenting us with stressful situations. Some are veryspecific, such as traf fic jams, and some are rather vague, generalized feelings of being at the mer cy of other individuals and forces beyond our control. Unless we take conscious action, our str ess response stays permanently turned on, even at low levels. Such extreme mobilization can only be maintained for so long before our minds and bodies show signs of exhaustion. Over a period of time, adr enal stimulation with no discharge of energy will deplete vitamins and minerals fr om the system, including those essential to the functioning of theimmune system like vitamins B and C. Elevated adr enal activity can also cause a buildup of fatty substances on blood vesselwalls, and damage the functioning of the digestive system. The antidote to the state of alert generated by the stress response is relaxation. Only a relaxed and balanced mind and body canthrive. The healing power of natur e operates at its best only when the body allows it, thr ough rest, relaxation, and the gentle, natural flow of energy. The remarkable thing about knowing how to relax is that you have more control over your life. You gain tremendous confidencewith the knowledge that you can cope with stress and stressful situations. Instead of reacting, you find yourself responding to people and situations from a place of calm andcenter edness. Things that used to bother you lose their power. Reflexology is a non-invasive, natural method for activating the healing powers of the mind and body through profound relaxation. Reflexology pr ovides a faithful, ongoing source of inner strength and well being. Reflexology is a both a method for helping you feel better now and for enhancing your everyday life by keeping you at the peak of your energies and creativity. Used as a preventative measure for maintaining a well-balanced mind and body, reflexology can help you ward off illness and fatigue and maintain an optimal state of health and well-being. Whatever you do, youll do it with more enthusiasm, joy, focus and energy. The true nature of stress is that it starts within each of us. And since it does, we can dosomething about it. Choose to star t taking back control of your life right now. Make reflexology a part of your action plan. Experience a natural, powerful way toenhance the quality of your r elationships, your health and your life. Laura Norman, M.S., LMT, is a Holistic Reflexologist and Life W ellness Coach and author of the best-selling book, Feet First: A Guide to Foot Reflexology. Visit www.laura-nor or call 561-272-1220 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 T aryn Shea Loughran has a passion for helping people reach their fitness goals. As a weight loss success story herself, Taryn knows what it takes to maintain a healthy lifestyle. T ar yn is an e xperienced P ersonal Trainer dedicated to each individual client. Train in the comfort of your own home, on the beach, or in a high-end facility in Palm Beach! Nationally Certified Personal Trainer Group Class Instructor Motivational and Wellness Coach Fitness CompetitorTaryn Shea Loughran 561 542 9536Lacking energy and self-confidence?Tir ed of not reaching your weight loss or fitness goals?Need M otiv a tion? health & fitness


APRIL2012 19 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM health & fitness For most of us, our New Y ears resolutions seem to be only distant memories now. To make matters worse, the cooler winter months have taken a toll on our waistlines! If saying goodbye to winter s warmer layers helped you discover an extra inch or two (or three pens to the best of us. With summer only around the corner, I am here to offer you thetips and tools you need to not only shed those few winter pounds, but also to get excited and super-confident about showing off your physique around Delray this summer. "Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps." Helmut Schmidt No need to feel overwhelmed or discouraged when it comes to initiating your weight loss goals. You are not alone and I am here to suppor t and motivate you, put the kibosh on those excuses, and walk you thr ough the steps to being successful. First of all, you must dedicate yourself to improving the way you look and feel. One of themost ef fective ways of doing so is the technique of visual inspiration. Post motivational quotes and pictures around your home or workplace to keep you focused, and picture in your mind exactly how you want to look and feel. Another gr eat way to utilize this technique is to treat yourself to a striking new swimsuit that you are eager to reveal on the sandy beaches of Delray! Whether it is a traditional yet trendy one-piece, a tankini for the more daring, or a bikini for the really audacious ladies, choose a style that will really show off your dedication togetting in shape. Be realistic while shopping for your swimsuit, but most importantly, choose one that screams motivation to keep you focused on your goal every time you pass by it in your home. For you men, trust me, this technique works for you, too.Don t find yourself looking for excuses to avoid the beach and social gatherings this summer Get inspir ed to r each your fitness goals! Since we all live in the tr endiest city ar ound, we dont have to look any further than Atlantic Avenue itself to find our new swimsuits. I have narrowed it down to several boutiques that offer an excellent variety of suits for all tastes and budgets. The Earth Collection, located at 517 East Atlantic Ave., has gorgeous suits in unique patterns and styles ranging from $59 $99.Y ou can check out the different styles before going ther e in person at youre the more trendy, athletic type, try Epic Surf Shop, located at 1122 East Atlantic Ave., which has a wide variety of suits for both men and women, all under $80. The lar gest selection of swimwear with the most stylish fashions can be found at Kokonuts, 310 East Atlantic Ave. You will not be steered wrong in any of theselocal swimwear shops. Their employees ar e friendly and willing to help you choose the best suit to use for visual inspiration. "If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes." -Andrew Carnegie Even more important than swimwear shopping is goal setting. As a personal trainer who has personally lost more than 60 pounds, I know that setting r ealistic and attainable goals will be the most successful step to a healthier and hap-pier you! Instead of just saying I will fit in my new bikini this summer, start using the acronym SMART for setting goals: S SPECIFIC. Goals need to be detailed and pr ecise. M MEASURABLE. Take the time and effort to measure and weigh yourself so you are able to clearly see your progress. A ACHIEVABLE. Make your goals reasonable and achievable. R REALISTIC. Be honest with yourself when setting your goal. T TIME FRAMED. Goals need to have a time frame. Dont procrastinate. Grab a pen and start writing down your goals according to theSMAR T plan! It s important not to be too hard on yourself if you suddenly feel a lack of motivation and get off track. Stay positive and focus on how amazing you will feel after you have achieved your goal. Be patient and r emember: hard work always pays off. Break through your self-limiting beliefs and start taking action to catapult your confidence level this summer! Finally combine visual inspiration and the SMAR T goal-setting technique with my top Beach Body Exercises you can do anywhere. Pushups: There are many variations you can tr y ranging fr om pushing of f a wall in a standing position, to placing your feet on a step or chair. Push-ups will strengthen and sculpt your entire upper body. Squats: Squats target the most problematic areas: thighs, hips and buttocks. Start with sitting on a chair and standing up, then grad-ually pr ogr ess to a basic squat. Pr oper tech nique is cr ucial, but when performed correctly, squats are the crop de crme when it comes to tightening and toning up! Planks: Planks ar e an excellent abdominal exercise that builds core strength and stability. Keep your forearms and toes on the floor with your torso rigid and hold for 10 seconds to star t. Over time, work up to 60 seconds. Sprinting: Touted as the best fat burner around, sprinting speeds up your metabolism and keeps your car diovascular system in shape. T ime is valuable. Dump your long and boring cardio sessions with bursts of sprints for 15 to 20 minutes. Are you ready to leave your sarong at home this summer? Star t today using my triplethreat technique: 1) visual inspiration, 2) SMART goal setting, and 3) Beach Body Exercises. Ignite the willpower from within tolook and feel your best this summer! Taryn Shea Loughran is a certified personal trainer, motivational and wellness coach, fitness competitor and fitness model. Call her at 561-542-9536 or fol low her at www ar ynSheaLoughran http://twitter .com/#!/T ar ynSLoughran by Taryn Shea LOUGHRAN Dr. Lynn Migdal F amily Chir opr actor Chiro Chi Master International Speaker and Author 74 NE 4th A ve. Suite 1 Delray Beach migdalchir opr actic .com Please call 561.278.2224 Migdal Chiropractic & FamilyChiroChi Center Natural, Safe, Affordable, S uccessful H ealing Techniques for All Ages and A ll C onditions! EVENT S & FREE CLASSES Natural Healing 101 Brunch with Dr L ynn F ind out what foods thoughts and postur es can help your body to heal naturally 11am S aturday, April 7th or April 21stSpinal Hygiene & H olistic F itness Learn how to pr event Text Neck and live a healthy Chir o Chi lifestyle For you or your family members that use cell phones & computers. 7pm on Tuesday, April 10th or April 24thOpen H ouse S unday May 6th 1-5pm Free Classes Consultations Holistic Healing Chiropractic Exams Chiro Chi Massage Acupuncture Reiki Homeopathy Holistic Fitness Color Aromatherapy Dancing Spinal Chi Breathwork and plenty of music and food Reser v ations are necessar y f or all ev ents TIME TO REV UP THAT MOTIVATION . HERES HOW


20 APRIL2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM APRIL 2012 FRIDAY MARCH 30 CRA Block Par typm-9pm SW 5th Avenue Plaza. Meet the CRA. Live enter tainment, Gospel choir competition. The Delray Beach Bus Loop is Back! 6:00pm to 11:00pm Ride the trolleys free til midnight! Receive a complimentary drink at each bar/restarant! Only $20 PrePay at or $25 at the Door. All Proceeds benefit The Delray Beach Public Library, Spirit of Giving, Milagro Center, Cr ohns and Colitis Foundation and Caridad Center. Check-In at The Delray Beach Librar y (100 West Atlantic Ave) Pizza PostPar ty at Hurricane Lounge 10:30pm! Designated Drivers Free Admission. Venues include: Hangar 88, Park Avenue, Kevro's Art Bar, Hurricane Lounge, Pepe's Hideaway, Bull Bar, Sail Inn and Union. Visit FRIDAY-SUNDAY MARCH 30-APRIL 1 Rhythmic Circus Feet Dont Fail Me Now The Crest Theatre. (Main Stage Serieshitting tap, high spirited humor and phenomenal per cussion dance to transfor m their tap shoes into instruments of rhythm. It s an unfor gettable show guaranteed to leave audiences of all ages amazed at its unique you have to see it to believe it 51 N. Swinton. 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 inter vals. Over 40 interactive, merchandise and food booths will featur e a diverse mix to see and do for the whole family. To sign-up for free 9:30 to 11:00 am kids craft workshop call 561 495-9818. FREE! Event moved to Pompey Park 1101 NW 2nd Street Women in Jazz Celebrate the women in jazz Ar ts Garage -180 NE 1st St. 9pm call 561-450-6357 SUNDAY APRIL 1 Rhythmic Cir cus Feet Dont Fail Me Now 2pm. Percussive dance phenomenon at The Crest Theatre. 51 N. Swinton. 561-243-7922. Tickets $42. Sunday Musical Matinee Series Wayne Hosford, singer musician, comedian and composerDelray Beach Library 2pm.T ickets $15 per person at the Cir culation Desk. 561-266-0194 www .delraylibrar y .or g Book Signing 4 pm Steve For man will speak and sign his new book Boca Daze -Murder on the Beach Bookstore 273 NE 2nd Avenue 561-279-7790 SUNDAY-SUNDAY APRIL 1-8 Im Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road! A MusicalWhen a popular female singer tur ns 40, she must choose between embracing her age or maintaining an ar tificial youth. Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 NW 9th St. T ickets $30 561-272-1281 ex.4 THROUGH APRIL 8 W oody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie Theatre at Arts Garage Inaugural Production 180 NE First St. Wednesday Friday at 7:30 pm | Saturday 6 pm | Sunday 2 pmThe per fect pr oduction to launch The Theatr e at Ar ts Garage is a musical play that celebrates the American spir it, revels in the American folk music tradition, and honors the American character in tough economic times with four actors playing 15 instruments. 2012 is the 100th birthday of Woody Guthrie, Americas most revered 20th Century folk singer. and 561-450-6357 MONDA Y -TUESDA Y APRIL 2-3 The Cr est Theatre Old School Square: Jarrod Spector (Broadway Cabaret Seriese than 1000 performances on Br oadway he is still going str ong as Frankie V alli in the T ony Olivier and Grammy awar d winning pr oduction of Jersey Boys. As a child, he was a finalist on Star Search and later made is Broadway debut as the young Gavroche in Les Miserables. 51 N. Swinton. 561-243-7922 WEDNESDAY APRIL 4 Mercedes-Benz of Delray Presents Milagro Center's 2012 Miracle Masquerade: 6pm 9pm Art Exhibit, STARS Performance, Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres, Silent Auction, Milagro Center Recognition Awards, 2012 Mercedes-Benz Raffle 561.279.2970 Delray String Quar tet: The Colony Hotel and Cabana Club Piano Master works: The Trout Quintet 4pm $35 at door For information and reservations call 561-2134138 or Email Marketing your Biz using LinkedIn 6pm 7:30pm Florida Womens Business Center 401 W. Atlantic Avenue.Fr ee 561-265-3790 x111 National W alking DaypmpmWorthing Park. Sponsored by the American Heart Association. 561-697-6618 4 Miracle Masquerade-9pmHosted by Mercedes Benz of Delray for The Milagro Center$75. Cocktail hour, art exhibit & silent auction followed by live performance by the Milagro Stars. 561-279-2970 THURSDAY April 5 An After noon with Stephen Bogart 2 pm, Crest Theatre, Old School Squar e; 51 N. Swinton Ave Tickets $40/$25, call 561-243-7922, ext. 1; Stephen Bogart, son of legendary acting icons Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, will share his personal insights and funny stories of his parents stage and screen history and will include rarely seenhome movies. Complementar y Wine Tasting 5:30pm 7:30pm Old V ines, Wine & Spirits. Wine tasting featuring environmentally sustainable wineries. 900 E. Atlantic A ve. 561-276-2076 SA TURDAY APRIL 7 Egg Hunt 8am visit with the Easter Bunny 8:30am Egg Hunt Star ts Free. Seacrest Soccer Complex, 2505 N. Seacrest Blvd. 561-243-7277 Children ages 1-8 years old are invited to bring their Easter Baskets and hunt for over10,000 Easter Eggs filled with candy and special prizes.bear Urban Underground Exciting blend of R&B, Reggae, Jazz and Hip Hop 9pm Arts Garage -180 NE 1st St. www .ar tsgarage.or g call 561-450-6357 for tickets. SATURDAY-SUNDAY APRIL 7-8 7-8Ar tists in the Park Delray Ar t League Fine Ar t Exhibition and sales 10:00am 4:30pm V eterans Park Atlantic A venue and the Intracoastal. SUNDAY APRIL 8 Easter Sunrise Service, 6:30AM 7:30AM, Beach Pavilion at Atlantic and A1A by the Delray Beach Inter faith Cler gy Association. Contact Reverend Kathleen Gannon 561-276-4541. South Florida Symphony 7pm Mendelssohn Octet & Shostakovich Two Pieces Arts Garage -180 NE 1st St. call 561-450-6357 for tickets. TUESDAY APRIL 10 Authors Series The Amazing Story of Delray Beach, Boca Raton & Boynton Beach pr esented by Alexander Simon. Delray Beach Library 2pm. 561-266-0194 WEDNESDA Y APRIL 11 Centennial Banner Unveiling Delray Beach Library 5pm. Celebrate the Librars 99th birthday. 561-266-0194 THURSDA Y APRIL 12 Ride and Remember A T rolley Tour of the citys five historic districts. Spady Cultural Heritage Museum 170 NW 5th Ave 10am 12pm. $15 per person. 561-279-8883 orwww .spadymuseum.or g FRIDA Y -SUNDA Y APRIL 13-15 50th Annual Delray Affair The most popular Arts and Crafts Street Festival in Palm Beach County! Held outdoors along Atlantic A venue with more than 600 booths, family fun and kids places, food, continuous stage and more. Free admission. Park & Ride service will be available. 561-279-1380 x 22 SATURDAY APRIL 14 Jazz Project Othello Molineaux 9pm Arts Garage -180 NE 1st St. www Call 561-450-6357 for tickets. SUNDAY APRIL 15 Jazz ProjectMad Romance 7pm Arts Garage -180 NE 1st St. Call 561-450-6357 for tickets. THURSDAY APRIL 19 Artists Alley Open Studios 6pm 10pm. Free and open to the public. Working artists, wine & cheese. Cacace Fine Art,345 NE 4th St in the Ar tists Alley area of Pineapple Grove, west of NE 3r d St. 561-276-1177 SATURDAY APRIL 21SAVE THE DATE! Old School BeerFest at Old School Square Entertainment Pavilion; 51 N. Swinton A ve. 4pm 8pm Beer tasting with 50 craft beers; live music with two of SouthFlorida's hottest bands; 15 gour met food trucks; VIP Area with complimentary food, wine, beer and signature cocktails; seating and other perks. Proceeds support the 2012-13 Free Friday Concerts @ the Pavilion. A 21+ event. Tickets will beLIMITED! Advance tickets $30 & $75 (VIPoldschool.or g Great American Clean Up 8am 10am Sandoway House 142 S. Ocean Blvd. Beach clean up. Delray Beach Parks &Rec. 561-243-7277. Get involved in the 2012 Gr eat American Cleanup. www Earth Day on the Avenue, 10:00 Noon, Old School Square Park, Fr ee Family Friendly event, music, enter tainment & crafts and plantings with the Mayor Contact Rich Reade 561-243-7009. Demonstrations of Sado, the W ay of Tea 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm $5 with paid museum admission. Experience sado in the tranquil setting of the Seishin-an, the Morikamis authentictea house. Morikami Museum, 4000 Morikami Park Road. 561-495-0233 Movie in the Park Dusk Catherine Strong Park. 1500 SW 6th St. Free and suitable for all ages. Monthly event sponsoredby Delray Beach Parks & Rec. 561-243-7194. Jazz ProjectJesse Jones, Fr. 9pm Arts Garage -180 NE 1st St. Call 561-450-6357 for tickets. SUNDA Y APRIL 22 Jonah Kim Cellist 7pm Arts Garage -180 NE 1st St. Call 561-450-6357 for tickets. MONDA Y APRIL 23 2nd Annual Real Men Bake 6pm 10pm Sundy House, 106 S. Swinton Ave. All you can eat feast of baked goods (sweet & savory) prepared by men who are baking for acause. $15 at the door 561-865-5778. Sponsor ed by the GFWC W omens Club of Delray Beach on behalf of the Caring Kitchen, the Achievement Centers and the Library. FRIDA Y -FRIDA Y APRIL 27-May 4 Irish Theatr e of Florida presents The Country Boy, The Crest Theatr e. 51 N. Swinton. www .oldschool.or g 561-243-7922. Call for showtimes. FRIDAY APRIL 27 Classical ExplosionValery Dolgin:30pm Arts Garage -180 NE 1st St. Call 561-450-6357 for tickets. SATURDAY APRIL 28 School of Art & Photography Open House Old School Square Cr est Theatre Classrooms 1:30pm 4:30pm. 561-243-7922, ext. 317 www Meet the ar t and photography instructors and learn about classes and workshops for adults/kids. Arts Garage Gala Gig One Year Anniversary Arts Garage -180 NE 1st St. For more infor or call 561450-6357 Jam Session at The Beat Cup 9pm The Beat Cup Cafe 660 Linton Blvd. Come Jam with us! Impr ov only. We have Amps and Beer SATURDAY-SUNDAY APRIL 28-29 Artists in the Park Delray Art League Fine Art Exhibition and sales 10:00am 4:30pm Old School Square (Atlantic Avenue and Swinton) SUNDAY APRIL 29 Bar efoot by the Sea 11am 2pm Sandoway House 142 S. Ocean Blvd. Live r eggae with the Tucker Academy, arts and crafts, treasure hunt along the beach and historic beach walks celebrating the route of the Barefoot Mailman. Palm Beachand Delray Beach Historical Societies. 561-274-7263 Book Signing4 pm. Rhonda Pollero will speak and sign Slightly Ir regular Murder on the Beach Bookstore 273 NE 2nd A venue, 561-279-7790 Divas in Art Enjoy a night of Divas Arts Garage -180 NE 1st St. Call 561-450-6357 for tickets. SUNDA Y MAY 20 3rd Annual Sisters of Sunshine Annual Kickball Tournament Kickin it 4 the Kids Miller Field in Delray Beach (1905 SW4th A ve) 10:00am 3:00pm. All proceeds contribute towards school supplies for Banyan Cr eek and Pine Grove elementary schools. Of ficial team entry fees are $300 per team due by May 1st. Postgame party at Hurricane Bar & Lounge APRIL EXHIBITS Artists in the Park Fine art exhibition and sales. Sponsored by Delray Beach Ar t League. April 7 & 8, at V eterans Park, Atlantic A ve & Intracoastal. April 28 & 29 at Old School Square, at the cor ner of Swinton & Atlantic Avenues 10am 4:30 pm 561-443-7797 Diana Nicosia: The World of Color: Italy, Brazil, France and Kuwait. Original oil paintings by inter nationally acclaimed Gulf Stream artist. Cornell Museum, Old School Square. Tues-Sat, 10:30am-4:30pm; Sun, 1-4:30pm. Through April 15th. 561-243-7922; oldschool.or g. Burlini: Pop Pluralist Pop surrealist works by nationally recognized visionary artist, Christopher j. Burlini. Cornell Museum, Old School Square, 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. morikami.or g. 561-495-02 Mariko Kusumoto: Unfolding Stories Japanese artist Mariko Kusumoto transforms metal sculptures and founditems into extraor dinar y music boxes, clocks and other con str uctions. Through May 6th. Morikami Museum, 4000 Morikami Park Road. 561-495-02 Please Send Y our Calendar Listings To: events calendar DELRA Y BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY All programs are free except the Sunday Musical Matinee Series & the Lifelong Learning Community Institute Courses Sunday, April 1 @ 2:00 p.m. Sunday Musical Matinee Ser ies W a yne Hosf or d Tickets $15.00 per person available at the Circulation Desk Monday, April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 1:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Empowerment Zone presented by R ef er ence Libr ar ian Br ian Smith Monday, April 2, 9, 16 23 & 30 @ 5:15 p.m. Got Gaming? presented by Young Adult Librarian Loanis Menendez-Cuesta Tuesday, April 3 @ 2:00 p.m. Healthy Living SeriesOh My Aching Back presented by Delray Medical Center W ednesday, April 4, 11, 18 & 25 @ 11:30 am Socr ates Caf Weekly discussion group facilitated by Claire Drattell & Don Clare Wednesday, April 4 @ 2:00 p.m. Art Series Deco, DeBeer s & Dali: Jewelers of the 20th & 21st Century presented by Phyllis Annunziato Thursday, April 5 @ 11:30 a.m. Lunch with Liz @ the Library Planet Publicist-Living an EcoFriendly Life based on the insights of CameronDiaz pr esent ed by media personality & columnist Liz S t erling Thur sda y, April 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 1:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Empowerment Zone presented by R ef er ence Librarian Brian Smith Thursday, April 5 @ 2:00 p.m.The Ins and Outs of Online Dating pr esent ed b y Dr Dale K oppel Satur day, April 7, 14, 21, & 28 @ 10:00 a.m. The W riters Studio weekly Saturday morning program Contact Howard Gleichenhaus at 561-638-7251 Monday, April 9 & 23 @ 1 0:00 a.m. Quilting Bee twice monthly quilting class pr esented by Catherine Marshall & Karen Pugh T uesda y, April 10 @ 2:00 p.m. Authors Series The Amazing S t ory of Delray Beach, Boca Raton & Boynton Beach presented by Alexander Sandy Simon T uesda y April 10 @ 6:00 p.m. Evening Book Gr oup P alm Beac h County Lit erary Society Book Selection Title to be Announced presented by r o t ating book g r oup leaders W ednesday, April 11 from 23:30 p.m. Business Ser ies How Do You Want to be Remembered? presented by Colleen R. Schuhmann, UBS Financial Services Thur sday, April 12 @ 10 a.m. Nobelity Book Discussion Group The Slave b y Isaac Bashevis Singer presented by Gil Schechtman Thursday, April 12 & 26 @ 10:30 a.m. Craft Series Knit N Pur l pr esented by rotating facilitators Wednesday, April 18 @ 2:00 p.m. Authors Ser ies The Isr aeli Caper presented by Don E. Finegold Thur sda y Apr il 19 @ 10:30 a.m. Publix Aprons Cooking School Demonstration presented by Chef W es Bonner Monda y, April 23 @ 1:00 p.m. Afternoon Book Gr oup Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier presented by Librarian Kathleen Hensman Monday, April 30 @ 2:00 p.m. Cercle Franais F rench conversation group with rotating facilitators FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS SIGN UP @ THE REFEREN CE DESK April 2 BEGINNING COMPUTERS @ 11:00 a.m. Apr il 3 INTERNET @ 2:00 p.m. Apr il 4 E-MAIL @ 2:00 p.m. April 10 FILE MANAGEMENT @ 2:00 p.m. Apr il 1 1 F ACEBOOK @ 2:00 p.m. April 16 BEGINNING COMPUTERS @ 11:00 a.m. Apr il 1 7 INTERNET @ 2:00 p.m. Apr il 1 8 E-MAIL @ 2:00 p.m. April 24 FACEBOOK @ 2:00 p.m. Apr il 25 F A CEB OOK @ 2:00 p.m. Classes meet upstairs in the Tech. Center


Authors meet @ the Delray Beach Public Library The Delray Beach Public Library welcomes a variety of authors each month. This constant stream of writers is part of the popular Authors Series. Attend the followingpr ograms in April and hear these authors speak on many fascinating subjects! Thursday April 5th @ 2:00 p.m. Dr. Dale Koppel of Lake W orth will present a pr ogram titled: The Ins and Outs of Online Dating: How to Meet Mr. or Mrs. Right. Youll learn the dos and donts, the top ten mistakes that men and women make, how to write the per fect profile, and when and how to say yes or no and much mor e! Tuesday, April 10th @ 2:00 p.m. Local Delray Beach historian and author AlexanderSandy Simon will pr esent a pr ogram titled: The Amazing Stor y of Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach & Highland Beach. You will learn everything you wanted to know about the development of South Palm Beach County and will probably be surprised by its rich histor y Don t miss this enter taining and popular event! Wednesday, April 11th @ 2:00 p.m. Novelist Don E. Finegold will speak about this latest mystery novel The Israeli Caper. This book is the fifth of his Samantha Robbins, Private Investigator series, and pits the psychic abilities of Samantha against the abductors of the American wife of a Greek billionaire in Jerusalem in 2010. Mobstersand cor rupt officials in both Israel and the United States ar e involved in the story. This is a must for all mystery aficionados! These programs are free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. Registration is not r equired. Abstract Art & Mixed Media @ the Delray Beach Public Librar y The Delray Beach PublicLibrar y located at 100 West Atlantic A venue, is proud to present a new art exhibit entitled:Abstract Ar t & Mixed Media on display at the Delray Beach Librarys 2ndfloor Galler y fr om March 31, 2012 through June 2, 2012. This unique exhibit features Delray Beach ar tist Raquel Gaudet. In this exhibit Raquel showcases her acr ylic and mixed media abstracts with a very special flair. Raquel Gaudet grew up in El Salvador and through her many travels she gathered the inspiration for her work. She has her ar twork in private collections throughout the globe including El Salvador, Taiwan, Australia, Italy and the United States. She isa member of the Delray Ar t League. Music & Art Natural Together @ the Delray Beach Library W e at the Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Avenue, believe that art and music go together so we are pleased to announce some upcoming programs in April that fit this description! Sunday April 1st @ 2:00 p.m. The fourth and last concert of our Sunday Musical Matinee Series will feature entertainer Wayne Hosford, an award-winning and critically acclaimed singer musician, comedian and composer. In addition to his original songs, his repertoire spans Broadway, contemporar y and American popular music from the 1960s to today. Tickets are $15 per person and ar e available at the Cir culation Desk. Wednesday, April 4th @ 2:00p.m. Boca r esident Phyllis Annunziato will pr esent a pr ogram titled: Deco, DeBeers & Dali: Jewelers of the 20th & 21st Centuries. Ms. Annunziato hasbeen teaching jewelr y design and fabrication since 1984 and lecturing on the history and art since 202. She is a past pr esident of W omen in the Visual Arts, Inc., a south Florida organization dedicated to promoting the visual arts for ar tists and the community. These pr ograms ar e fr ee and open to the public except for the Sunday Musical Matinee Series programs. Registration is notr equired. For fur ther infor mation on the many programs at the Delray Beach Public Librar y please visit our website at www or call the Director of Community Relations at 561-266-9490. APRIL2012 21 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM events calendar DELRAY BEACH CITY DIRECTORY Delray Beach City Hall 100 NW 1st Avenue Delray Beach, Florida 33444 General Infor mation (561 Emergency 9-1-1 Non-Emergency (561 Citizen Service Requests (561 City Manager s Office (561 Utility Billing (561 W ater/Sewer Maint. (561 Parks & Recreation (561 Municipal Golf Course (561 City Clerks Office (561 Jobline (561 PBC Animal Control (561 Police Department (561 Fire Department (561 www 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! Easter Bonnet Pet Parade Sat. April 7th 10amRegistration 9am at Old School Square 10am Parade Your Pet to Green Market for Judging & Prizes! April 7th9am &2pm (tours Tour the Market with herbalist Jody Mountcastle and discover ways to improve your health EVENTS GONE BY


22 APRIL2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM destinations Delray Beach, FL. Long heralded as South Florida s most popular Sunday Brunch, the Sundy House is now offering an extensive raw bar, a gourmet carving station, live music and an array of specialty drinks. Brunch isser ved within the historic propertys lush tropical gar dens overlooking its freshwater pools, or within its sunny scenic rooms. The raw bar includes oysters, king crab claws, clams, jumbo shrimp, and caviar.The car ving station features prime rib, lean pork tenderloin, filet mignon, ham and turkey breast; new drink offerings, including a Bloody Mary bar, Bellinis, and vodka cocktails, as well as champagne,Mimosas and mor e.The price is $58, excluding tax and gratuities. Our award-winning brunch is known throughout South Florida and is alr eady very popular, but we wanted to enhance it even more and expand our offerings to please every palette, said Marco Pistella, general manager of the Sundy House. Located in the hear t of historic downtown Delray Beach, the Sundy House is an award-winning restaurant and boutique inn, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The secluded retreats luxurious guest accommodations, sumptuous dcor and modern amenities are all nestled within an acre of stunning tropicalgar dens. W ith its magnificent views and superb culinary creations, the renowned Sundy House Restaurant serves fresh, local, seasonal fare and an extensive wine list, to be savored indoors or al fr esco, and is open for lunch and dinner. The open-air bar is a popular evening spot for preor after-dinner drinks. Additionally, the sophisticated Roux Bamboux Lounge features a contemporar y dcor and alluring vibe ideal for cocktails and conversation. Sundy Brunch is from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Sunday. For reservations, call561-272-5678. Sundy House Unveils New Sunday Brunch Raw bar, upgraded carving station, Bloody Mary bar Delray Beach, FL Cathy Balestriere, the general manager of Cranes BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar, announced that the Key W est-style location had a blockbuster Mangos & Mar garitas March, and is kicking off a full season of South-of-the-Borderenticements, including: Special Fiesta Package that includes luxur y suite or beachhouse room that comes complete with two fresh mangos, two Mar garitas and fr esh baked r um cake. Summer travel rates start at $169 a night for a beachhouse room and $199 a night for a one-bedr oom suite. The r ecent Night in Havana, a Cubanthemed r eception to kick-of f the pr emier e Pan American Art Auction in Delray Beach, was held this past Mar ch 16. The hot happening of fer ed a pr eview of amazing and collectable Latin American art, a genuine premium cigar roller from P, Benitez Cigars and live music poolside, plus a variety of tropical drinks including Mango-infused Mojitos and tasty Cuban themed hors doeuvres. Cranes is a perfect place to kick back and enjoy a fine fiesta, pr omises Balestriere. No shir t? No shoes? No worries! Now celebrating its 10th anniversary in scenic Delray Beach, Cranes BeachHouse Hotel & T iki Bar offers an incredible Key W est-like experience just one block away from the Atlantic Ocean. The fun and festive boutique hotel with 27 distinctive guest suites, all nestled within a lush, tropical setting, creates a tranquil environment, even though the hotel is just steps away fr om the shops and r estaurants along Delray Beach's hot and happening Atlantic A venue. The pool side Tiki Bar is stocked with an array of tropical drinks, wines and both domestic and impor ted beer with a music-filled happy hour fr om 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more information call 561.278.1700 or visit www.cranesbeachhouse.comCranes BeachHouse Hotel celebrates Mangos & Margaritas and more Ol!V olleyball tournament brings major TV exposure to Delray Beach scene WETLANDS & WILDLIFE: April 2, 13 3:00 5:00pm W akodahatchee is a man-made wetland which has become a favorite for bir ders and photographers. Bring your binoculars and join a 3 mile guided boar dwalk tour to lear n more about Florida s wetland ecosystems. Ages 7-adult No Fee HAMMOCK TRAILS: April 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17&18 10:00amJoin a guided walk on the quarter-mile long boar dwalk. Explor e this rar e r emnant of coastal har dwood hammock. All ages No Fee ECO-WATCH: April 4, 18 7pm 8:30pm Are you interested in learning about the natural world around us? $5 donation. MANGROVE P ADDLE: April 5, 21 10:30am 12:30pm Enjoy a naturalist guided tour from the boardwalk at Ruther ford Park, followed by a paddle through the mangr ove trails. Ages 7-adult. Member $15 Non-member $22 GREEN TUR TLE GALLOP & TUR TLE TROT April 1 7:15 am Join us for the 3nd Annual Gr een T urtle Gallop 10K r un and 1-mile T ur tle T r ot. The proceeds will suppor t Gumbo Limbo Natur e Center s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center. Register at BEACH TREASURES: April 18 3:30pm 5:00pm Limpets & topsnails are a few of the shells you can find on Florida s beaches. Meet at the Center to learn about seashells and the animals that make them. Caravan to Red Reef Beach Park and sear ch for ocean treasures. All ages. An adult must sign up and participate with children. Member $5 Non-member $8 SEINING THE LAGOON: April 17 3:30pm Explor e the grasses and flats of the Intracoastal Waterway behmains of ancient animals. Ages 7 ECO-EGG HUNT April 6 Ages 5-7 1:30pm 2:30 pm Ages 8-10 10:30am 11:30 amIt s spring! Lots of animals ar e laying eggs. Look at the many egg shapes and sizes and learn about the ani-mals that lay them. Then join us down in the butter fly garden to collect your own eggs. Cost per child: Member $10 Non-member $15 Tuesday, April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2012 Ikenobo Ikebana Flower Ar rangement 1pm 3pm $70 (Members $60 At Oki Education Center 4-week session Wednesday, April 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2012 Sogetsu Ikebana Flower Arrangement 10:30 a.m. 12:30 pm or 1:30pm 3:30pm $70 (Members $60 At Oki Education Center, 4-week session. Thursday, April 5, 2012 Japanese Prints on the World Stage: The Modern Transformation of a Traditional Medium 7:15pm 8:30pm (Museum doors open at 6pm $10 (Members $7 Thursday April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2012 Sumi-e Ink Painting Floral 10:30am 12:30pm $60 (Members $55 egistration r equir ed. At Oki Education Center Studio, 4-week session Thursday, April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2012 Sumi-e Ink Painting Landscape 1:30pm 3:30pm $60 (Members $55d.At Oki Education Center Studio, 4-week session Friday April 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2012 Sogetsu Ikebana Flower Ar rangement Introductory Class 10:30am 12:30pm$70 (Members $60 At Oki Education Center, 4-week session Sunday, April 15 & 22, 2012 Sado Omote Senke Tea Ceremony Class 11am 12pm$45 (Members $40Please contact 561-495-0233, ext. 210, or email At Seishin-an Tea House Satur day April 21, 2012 Demonstrations of Sado, the W ay of T ea 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm $5 (with paid museum admission). Reservations are required for groups of10 or mor e. Please call 561-495-0233, ext. 210. At Seishin-an Tea House Thr ough Sunday May 6, 2012 Old T echniques, New Interpretations: Japanese Prints from the 1950s to the 21st Century. Alsoexperience Mariko Kusumoto: Unfolding Stories 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Free with paid admission The Seagate Hotel s stunning megaaquarium was r ecently selected by ShermansTravel, and featured on The Huffington Post, as one of worlds finest on-pr oper ty hotel aquariums. As Delray Beach s only luxury boutique hotel, The Seagates beachfront location and tropical allure extend throughout the property through four aquariums featuring 72 species of marine life. The 2,500-gallon aquarium in the Hotel s lobby is a captivating attraction for both guests and local residents. The structure brims with brightly-colored coral and countless redfish whose striking pr esence brings the beach within r each. Another 750-gallon aquarium teems with striking red lionfish, while the 500-gallonaquarium in the Grand Hall featur es a variety of moray eel species. The fourth aquarium is in the Hotels award-winning restaurant, Atlantic Grille. Located behind the eaterys lively bar and lounge, the marine showcase is filled with moonjellyfish that inspir ed its name, Jellies Bar For reservations or more information, call 877-577-3242 Seagate Hotel recognized for its world-class hotel aquarium DELRAY BEACH, FL The Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMCPalm Beach County Spor ts Commission and the Seagate Hotel & Spa worked together to bring the Extreme Professional Volleyball tournament onto Delray Beach for the very first time in September of last year. The goal for adding the new event to the annual roster was to bring major exposure to the city through a new and fun event, highlighting the beach. A 30 second television spot titled The Big Swing Delray Beach was created out of the one-day tournament and aired a whopping 104 times. There were 31 television segments discussing the Delray Beach leg of the national tour nament and 520 mentions during other shows. The total number of subscribers for the network came to 168 million. The DBMC, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission and the Seagate Hotel are officially in discussions to host the National Championship T our for 2012. Bringing the EVP T our to Delray Beach last year was such a wonder ful experience. We were very impressed at the support we received on the community, city and county levels while planning the tournament, says Ross Balling, Tournament Commissioner for the EVP Tour. The volleyball community, the Seagate Hotel, the DBMC and the Palm Beach Sports Commission were all incredibly welcoming and helpful. It is a no brainer for us to bring the National Tour to Delray Beach, he adds. For more information call 561-279-1380 ext. 17,






www Your Downtown Delray Beach Community Newspaper APRIL 2012 TH EPIN EAPPLE delray beach BUSINESSREALESTATE by Jamie Salen The Pineapple Staff Writer If service is the rent you pay for your existence on this earth, are you behind in your rent?Robert G. Allen By Robert Allens standards, Pasqual Ranich, owner of the Hurricane Bar &Lounge, a local watering hole just of f East Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach, is anything but behind on his r ent. As a staple in the community for 31 years, Pasqual began his love af fair with Delray Beach the day his gr umbling tummy led him off of highway 95 and into Bostonson The Beach for what was supposed to be a quick bite to eat on his way to the Keys.W ithin an hour he was offered a job at the popular beachfront hangout, which he immediately accepted. I never lookedback, Pasqual simply explains. During his long car eer as beloved bartender and manager at Boston s, Pasqual saw Delray Beach transformed from a small undeveloped town into a thriving tourist destination. Today, as a business owner himself,he r ecognizes the importance of keeping the community spirit alive in Delray Beach. e all have something to offer the community. Some might have money to give.Some have a ser vice to donate. Some might just have a couple hours of their time to of fer. What I have is the Hur ricane Bar & Lounge, so that is what I contribute, says Pasqual. Contribute seems an understatement when you take a look at the long list of caus-es Pasqual has suppor ted. The Hur ricane Bar & Lounge has become a big part of the solution to a widespread problem of need.Fr om healthcar e to homelessness and education, Pasqual addresses universal problems on a community level. W e hear in the news every day that the rising cost of healthcare has become a crippling problem for many, but what we rarely hear is how thispr oblem has af fected the family living next door to us, explains Pasqual. e may not be able to solve the national health crisis in my cor ner bar but with a little bit of charity we can ensure the woman who lives next door to us can have her kidney transplant, he adds. Support Our Lisas Kidney Transplant Fund beganwith a pair of best PASQUAL RANICH: A HURRICANE FORCE IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY continued on p. 26 Hurricane Bar & Lounge owner, Pasqual Ranich CRA focus on West Atlantic Avenue continues goal ofextending downtown to I-95 by Paula Detwiller Special to The Pineapple DELRAY BEACH, Fla. The owner of a small shop on West Atlantic A venue in Delray Beach remembers when most people thought of downtown Delray as everything east of Swinton Avenue. But in recent years, said Woodrow Lockett, who operates iShip Pack & Ship at 402 West Atlantic A venue, Ive seen the transition thats happening, and I think it s awesome. That transition is the ongoing redevelopment of the western portion of Atlantic A venue, downtown Delrays main thoroughfar e. For many years, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA has been acquiring and assembling pr operty along West Atlantic Avenue in order to facili-tate r edevelopment, with the ultimate goal of extending downtown business activity westward to Interstate 95. Milestones in the CRA s efforts have included the development of the mixed-use Atlantic Gr ove project in 2006, the completion of the West Atlantic Avenue beautification project in 2009, and the creation of the WestAtlantic Plaza in 2010. The CRA also assem bled numer ous land parcels that resulted in the development of the South County Courthouse and the new Delray Public Librar y two key public facilities that attract hundreds of people to West Atlantic Avenue each day. Now the agency is focusing on developing vacant par cels west of SW 6th Avenueand the effort is picking up steam. The CRA is curr ently finalizing agr eements with a developer for constr uction of a moderately priced hotel in the 900 block of W est Atlantic Avenue. The hotel project has generated new inter est in the ar ea, so wer e now soliciting proposals for the redevelopment of additional property near the hotel site, said CRA Executive Director Diane Colonna. On March 12, the CRA issued a Request for Proposals (RFP 5.07 acres of CRA-owned property on WestAtlantic between SW 6th and SW 9th A venues. Developers have until June 1 to submit their plans for consideration. Proposals may be for all or a portion of the properties,and may also include the use the CRA s development incentives, such as a long-ter m land lease through the Land Value Investment Program. Economic Development Director Vin Nolan said the hotel pr oject is a signal to the broader development community that there is new momentum in the West Atlantic area. There have been few new projects in and around that region for a number of years, part-ly because of the r ecent economic decline, Nolan said. But development of a hotel facility has definitely piqued the inter est of other developers, for both the West Atlantic corridor and Delray Beach in general. Existing W est Atlantic A venue businesses ar e greeting the news with anticipation. The hotel will be a great improvement in upgrading Delray, said Linda Singleton, deli manager at Tonys Market & Deli at the corner of NW 3r d Avenue and West Atlantic Avenue. I live right over there, on Southwest 14th Avenue, and I think its a real positive thing, especially because it will bring jobs. Evelyn Jones, owner of Salon on the A venue at 301 W est Atlantic A venue, said she is excited about having a business-class hotel a few blocks down the street. All the mer chants on the west end of the A venue want the same action as the east end has. W e want to see traffic in our stores, said Jones, and other developers coming in and building more things. What might those things include? The current RFP expresses preference for a single-phased pr oject May 4 event takes place at Of fice Depot headquar ters The City of Delray Beach invites the public to attend the upcoming Chick-fil-A Leadercast on Friday, May 4, 2012, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Of fice Depot Corporate Headquarters, located at 6600 North Military Trail, Boca Raton. Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a one-day leader development event that is broadcast live from Atlanta, Georgia to hundreds of sites through-out the nation, including the City of Delray Beach. This year's pr ogram will be held at Office Depot's LEED Gold certified Corporate Headquarters and will focus on the "Power of Choice." A diverse group of internationallyacclaimed authors, leadership experts and practitioners will shar e insights that will help leaders empower others at work, at home and in the community to make choices that matter. Speakers for this year's event include: T im T ebow NFL quar terback, Heisman Trophy winner and best-selling author Urban Meyer, ESPN analyst, former head football coach for the University ofFlorida and new head football coach at Ohio State University Soledad O'Brien, Anchor and special cor respondent for CNN Marcus Buckingham, Strength strategist, best-selling author and r esear cher Patrick Lencioni, Best-selling author and president of The Table Group John Maxwell, Leadership exper t and best-selling author Angela Ahrendts, CEO, Burberry Roland Fryer, Professor at Harvard University and CEO of the Education Innovation Laboratory Andy Stanley, Best-selling leadership author and communicator Redevelopment Gains Momentum Downtown should be all the way fromthe beach to I-95 W oodrow Lockett, iShip Pack & Ship City of Delray Beach invites public to attend Chick-fil-A Leader cast Evelyn Jones, owner of Salon on the Avenue, anticipates new business that a West Atlantic hotel could bring. continued on p. 29 continued on p. 26


26 APRIL2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM friends, both named Lisa, who were lucky enough to be an exact match when one sud denly needed a new kidney. While a transplant would initially save Lisas life, she would also need $1,500 a month in order to purchase the lifesaving medicine not covered by her insurance company. The event held at The Hur ricane raised enough money to cover her annual medical costs. Big Mama Essie Reeds Team of Life is another perfect example of a worldwide crisisbeing fought on a community level. When Pasqual was introduced to the one-woman charity powerhouse that had taken on the problem of poverty in his area, he knew he hadto help. Mama Reed, a str uggling local moth er who had dedicated herself to feeding the poor and offering her time to at-risk children, presented a perfect opportunity for a fundrais-ing event at the Hur ricane. Pasqual and his patrons came together to support events, raffles and gift cer tificates all in the name of Big Mamma. The causes I choose to support have a common thread of community. There are amazing people doing amazing things rightunder our noses ever y day , says Pasqual. Sisters of Sunshine is another prime example of the type of grass-r oots fundraising Pasqual favors. The group recently held a series of 40 benefits, each in the name of a different educational group in the area. The Hurricane Bar and Lounge was a major part of Kickin it for the Kids, a kickball tournament designed to raise money for local education pr ogramming. Habitat for Humanity, Karen Slattery Education Research Center and Delray Citizens for Delray Police are just another handful of causes adopted by Pasqual and the Hurricane Bar and Lounge in the last year. Pasqual and his service in the community represent an important trend in philanthropy. It has not been easy for small businesses any-wher e in r ecent years and often times, struggle br eeds isolationism. What we can lear n is to take a step back and see what we as business leaders can do to help our community. Inthe end, ever y step we take to help another is a step we take toward each other, and there has always been power in unity For more information on the charities named in this article contact Pasqual Ranich at the Hurricane Bar and Lounge 561-278-0282. www .hur Pasqual Ranich from page 25 Financial Planning Seminars set at Delray Beach LibraryThe Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Avenue, continues to offer the community programs on all aspects of financial planning. T wo upcoming seminars are listed below. W ednesday, April 11 2:00 3:30 pm In conjunction with UBS Financial Services, a free informational seminar titled: How Do Y ou Want to be Remembered? is scheduled. This seminar will discuss the value of an estate plan to preserve your legacy and transfer your wealth and values to the people who matter most to you. The seminar will be pr esented by Colleen R. Schuhmann, VicePr esident Investments, at UBS Financial Services with Guest Speaker M. Adam Bankier of the Bankier Law Firm. Refreshments will be served and it is suggested to r eserve your seat with Natalya Bagmet: 561-367-1871 or Wednesday, May 2 @ 2:00 pm Cer tified Financial Planner Barry Rabinowitz will ask Will You Outlive Your Income During Retirement? He will offer 10 effective investment principles and questionsyou should ask any financial advisor including what is a safe withdrawal rate and what ar e the pitfalls of playing it too safe. The information may prove invaluable whether or not you are near retirement. These pr ograms are free and open to the public. For further information on the many programs at the Delray Beach Public Library, please call the Director of CommunityRelations @ 561-266-9490 or visit our website at www 1st Annual W ine and Seafood Festival coming to Delray Beach this fall W ith a fifty year histor y of r unning success ful events in the city, including the much heralded Delray Af fair, The Delray Beach Chamber of Commer ce looks to extend its economic impact on the city by producing an event in the beginning of the traditional tourist season. The First Annual Wine and Seafood Festival will take place on the East end of Atlantic Avenue and is the r esult of merchant requests for an event to highlight the businesses in that area. Applications ar e now being accepted for vendors and exhibitors. Sponsorship information for the event, scheduled for November 10and 11, 2012 on East Atlantic A venue, can be obtained by contacting Nancy Stewar tFranczak or Sarah Vallely at 561-279-0907. The Business Sale Specialists 8 T ransworld Business Advisors,LLC 5101 NW 21st A v en ue Ft. Lauder dale FL 33309 Fatima M.GradySales Intermediar y Hablo 561-573-3227 561-340-3685 8 W ays to Increase the V alue of your Business. 1: Keep Good Books/Records2: Grow Earnings Before you Sell 3: Separate Personal from Business Expenses 4: Have Proper Management and Staff in Place 5: Have Capacity to Grow & Make Capital Investment 6: Keep Equipment in Working Condition 7: Control, Manage & Document Inventory 8: Use a Professional when Ready to Sell Chick-fil-A from page 25 Sheena Iyengar, Author of The Art of Choosing and world-renowned expert on choice. T ickets for this event must be purchased in advance and are $65 or $55 for students and non-profit organizations. Lunch, refreshments, Leadercast journal and parking are included. T o purchase tickets, visit or contact Dot Bast for group ticketing at 561-243-7127 or by E-mail at This is the thir d year that the City of Delray Beach has hosted this dynamic confer ence and the first year partnering with Office Depot and the Office Depot Foundation as Platinum Sponsors. Local innovators, including Mary Wong, President of the Office Depot Foundation, Dr Laura Skellchock of Integrative Der matology and John Giordano of G&G Holistic, will offer insights into community leadership during lunch sessions. Chick-fil-A Leadercast will be the beginning of a yearlong pr ocess of bringing innovative leaders together to challenge and encourage each other at roundtable and networking events. All ticket holders will be invited to par ticipate in these half-day conferences at no additional char ge. For more information on the Chick-fil-A Leadercast, visit


APRIL2012 27 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM Walk with me What's In Our Shoe Box? Spanish Mission Style Cottage with Rental Cottage built in 1925 This home is an example of a blend that is dif ficult to find. It is a Mission style home with a coastal and pedestrian-friendly location oozing with charm. Located just north of seasonal tourist traf fic yet walking distance to the Ave. $550,000 Paparazzi a Royal Pain? Find Safety over your Moat This Modern Day Castle has a Florida Moat and Gated Entry. Sorry, no Beefeaters (Queens Guar ds), we have a turret and 6,500 sq ft of royal living plus a pond (poolown castle, we can do that too. Starting at under $1.5 million. As always, I am at your service to help you live your fairytale. How you liveStarts with where you live So, here is the question where do you want to live? There is a property out there with your name on it. If you are looking to buy or sell, call meMary Lou CiambrielloPA, CDPE Realtor RE/MAX ADVANTAGE PLUS 900 East Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, Florida 33483 FAX: 561.278.3900 What is in Your Beach Bag??? Braemar Isle in Highland Beach. A Sophisticated Seaside Lifestyle Like No Other! 1,500 squar e feet of living space on the 7th floor is where you will keep your sunblock. Our 2bedr oom 2 bath condo has pur e views of the marina, the ocean and the city Move in r eady and includes a Private Beach Club and Marina. $375,000 Live the Fair ytale Live Like a Royal !! Living Royally starts with Appearances: Our home has established bloodlines in Boca Raton with 8,500 sq ft of gracious living. A-rated schools for your heirs.It is offered at $2.5 million. For mor e information and a private audience call me. I am at your royal service. Bang for Your $$ Our Home is a 21-Gun Salute!!! THIS HOME IS P ACKING Lots of square footage Gated community, clubhouse, Tot Lot, Gym and so much more. 3,000 sqft under air, and talk about fire power. Formal living and dining rooms, large eat-in kitchen and family room, 5 bedrooms and so much more. This home is a Trophy! $322,500 Perfect Fit Right Size Right Price Right Location So what is in our closet is a wonderful floor plan that will work for wherever you are in your life right now. With 2000 sq ft, size is really not an issue. 3 Bedr ooms, 2 bathr ooms, an eat-in kitchen, family room and mor e This home will look good on you and yourfamily for many years to come. $239,990 Remember Y our First Sandbox 55+ V ersion Our sandbox is for rent on a y early basis. It's located on the 8th floor facing southwest with a wrap-around balcony and views of the ocean and city. Our sandbox is for rent on a yearly basis. The carpet is new, the 2 bedrooms are large and you have a washer and dryer. There is an eat-in kitchen and a huge living and dining roomcombination. Bring your own shovel. $1,500/month-yearly r ental Rock & Roll is Now Those Oldies But Goodies. Baby Boomers are poising to retire. It is not the same old song of working on the chain gang now you get to do it your way. With these changes comes a different lifestyle maybe you are coming to Florida to live on a full time basis or maybe you want what I call a LOCK and LEAVE....... I know a place with a formal living and dining room, eatin kitchen, family room and "Country Club" lifestyle. $159,990 CELL: 561.305.7139 HOME: UNDER CONTRACT


28 APRIL2012 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELR AYPINEAPPLE.C OM real estate by Kurt LEHMANN Untitled-1 1 3/22/12 11:00 AM LOVING DELRAY BUT STILL NOT READY TO BUY? RENT INSTEAD The time has come. Y ou are ready to make the move, but you just don't have the time to house hunt. Renting in Delray Beach is a great option while you get to know the area or if you just aren't ready to commit to home ownership. Delray Beach has many full time residents who choose to rent and some "Snowbirds" who only sign leases for three to four months a year. Long ter m, short term, furnished and unfurnished are terms you will need to familiarize yourself with if you decide to go the pr ocess alone. I might suggest soliciting the help of a local Realtor as their fee is regularly paid by the landlord and their local insight can be extremely useful. Either way the following info should prove helpful. Typically short term rentals will be fully furnished literally down to the silverware. This is extr emely attractive to seasonal renters as you can just throw your clothes in the car and come down for the winter Since par t of your monthly rent payment goes to cover the cost of these necessities, rents can often run 50% higher for the same type of unit. This increase also covers part of the owners expenses since the unit may have some months of vacancy during summer months. Seasonal rental landlords are also required to pay taxes on the rent which adds to theprice and is usually passed on to you, the tenant. Renting with pets can be difficult. The large majority of available rentals are in condo or townhouse buildings and because many of these types of residences share common areas (walkways, stairways, or elevators) to gain access to ones unit, the size, breed, or even the question of allowing a pet at all will most likely be r egulated. If old Roofus the Doberman is upwards of 40 pounds you may need to rent a single family home, as there are very few places that will accept him. Also expect to pay a pet deposit which often range between $250 to $500. Some popular long-term options are duplexes and townhomes. If the landlord likes pets they may even allow the afor ementioned Mr. Roofus to reside with you. This style of home gives you the feeling of home ownership and af fords some additional privacy as compared to a condo. Units like these are typically owned by investors who renovate the inside and update appliances along with other fixtures. Exterior maintenance and landscaping is often provided by the landlord or the home owners association but be sure to have this outlined in your lease. Another option is an addr ess like Worthing Place on SE 2nd Avenue. This is a rental community very reminiscent of a New York apartment building. A staffed front desk greets you as you enter the front door, at which point all guests are required to sign in. They also offer dry cleaning ser vice and grocery delivery through local vendors. This is a great option for the busy couple or traveling businessperson since the property is completely maintained, requiring the tenant to just lock the door when they leave. T op of the line fur nishings like this will run you upwards of $2,000/month for a 2-bedroom unit, yet there is typically less security deposit required as opposed to r enting from a private owner. What do you have to consider when calculating how much you can afford for rent? Typically private landlords will require first month, last month, and a security deposit equal to one month's r ent before moving in. With a few exceptions you will still need to obtain your own connection to sewer/water electric, and any cable or entertainment service. Unless prior agreement has been obtained, the landlord carries homeowners insurance on the dwelling. Renters ar e typically required to obtain renters or contents insurance, as the landlords policy will not cover your personal possessions or fixtures in the event of theft or loss due to fire/water. Most landlor ds in Delray Beach ar e r equir ed to obtain a landlord permit which you may want to confir m has been issued befor e signing your lease. These per mits ar e issued at city hall and cost ar ound $60 according to What are you waiting for? Come join us in paradise. Come eat or come play, you'll want to stay in beautiful Downtown Delray! To Advertise Call Ryan at 954-415-1895 or email


APRIL2012 29 THEDELRAYBEACHPINEAPPLE WWW.DELRAYPINEAPPLE.COM Delray CRA seeks new development for West Atlantic AvenueThe Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA Request for Proposals (RFP ly 5.07 acres of CRA-owned property along the West Atlantic Avenue corridor in thedowntown ar ea. Proposals are due to the City of Delray Beach Pur chasing Division at City Hall (100 NW 1st Avenue) by 2:00 pm on Monday, May 21, 2012. Developers may submit proposals for a portion of or all of the r edevelopment sites, which are located on the south side of West Atlantic Avenue between SW 6th and 9th Avenues. Most of the land is commercially zoned, withpor tions zoned to allow medium density residential use. Desir ed uses include office space, retail and restaurant uses, as well as public/shar ed parking that can promote pedestrian activity and bring new jobs to the area. Pr oposals may include the use of the CRA's economic development incentives, designed to promote redevelopment projects and job creation. Incentives are subject to available funding and CRA board approval. Over the years, the CRA has invested heavily in the W est Atlantic Avenue corridor and the sur rounding neighborhoods. Recent beautification projects have improved medians, sidewalks, landscaping, alleyways and streetscapes in the area. The CRA's most r ecent RFP resulted in plans to construct a new hotel along the corridor. The current RFP contains a no-lobbying provision, prohibiting potential applicants,including their team members, consultants and r epresentatives, from contacting CRA commissioners or staff on any matter related to the RFP. Inquiries must be submitted in writing to the City's Pr ocur ement Official in the Pur chasing Division at City Hall. Interested parties will be able to address staff directly at a voluntary pre-application meeting, scheduled for Friday, March 30, 2012, at 10:00 am, in the First Floor Confer ence Room at City Hall. To download an electronic version of the RFP, go to Questions about the RFP must be submitted in writing to the City of Delray Beach Pur chasing Division, 100 NW 1st Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. with a mix of uses consisting of Class A of fice space with retail, restaurant, and service use components as well as shared or public parking. A series of studies and public meetings revealed that the community would like to see ser vice uses such as a pharmacy, a restaurant, and a medical or dental of fice along the corridor. Nolan said those uses make sense fr om an urban development perspective. Once you put a hotel in there, something like a phar macy is even mor e likely to come, because it complements that type of facility, Nolan said. Among the factors that the CRA will use in judging developer pr oposals: the inclusion of a local employment hiring program, and the ser vices and economic benefit the project will bring to the sur rounding communityall of which is music to the ears of mer-chants like Lockett. Downtown should be all the way from the beach to I-95, Lockett said. Then, r eferring to the ar ea s ZIP code, he concluded with a smile: We need more in the 3-3-4-4-4! For mor e infor mation, or to download a copy of the RFP for West Atlantic Properties, visit the CRA website at www .delraycra.or g or contact the CRA of fice at (561 Paula Detwiller writes professionally for the CRA and other clients. Her website/blog can be found at Miami Beach, FL Luxury real estate company Douglas Elliman has expanded their ter ritor y in the South Florida market while strategically hiring new agents. Mar celo Martin, originally of Sao Paulo, Brazil, is the first agent to join Douglas Elliman Florida (DEF Senada Adzem T eam located in Boca Raton. Mar tin brings to DEF over 12 years of experience in the constr uction and r eal estate development industries. Martins involvement in the events and non-profit community in Delray Beach since 2001 has made him a wide ly r ecognized name in the community and is particularly engaged in The Achievement Centers for Children and Families and TheDelray Beach Marketing Cooperative. Mar tins international ties include that of Chile and Ar gentina, but his main focus is marketing to and connecting buyers in Brazil with domestic sellers. Currently the Brazilian market is pur chasing with little to no financing. Also, up to 85% of Brazilianbuyers paid in cash and 47% of those buyers are purchasing homes as a vacation or sea-sonal home. Additionally Mar tin states I look forward to bringing the largest growing international market, Brazil, to the Delray Beach area through strategic marketing in these inter national marketplaces. My experience and innovative marketing techniques of the Senada Adzem Team will prove to be an asset to anyone looking to buy or sell their real estate in todays market. DEF is the only fir m in South Florida with an unpr ecedented r efer ral network of over 4,000 real estate professionals in the U.S. and a substantial financial sponsor, The VectorGr oup, which has a $ 1.5 billion market cap. DEF also holds an exclusive and strategic partnership with Europe's leading real estate firm, Knight Frank. Their international network includes 6,000 professionals among 207 of fices in 43 Countries in 6 continents. Fr om the moment we receive a listing, details of your pr operty are sent to matching buyers within 24 hours. DEFs exclusive international partnership with Knight Frank ensures that all properties with a list price of over $2 million will appear on Knight Frank's Global Residential Search Platform, Martin states. The Senada Adzem team is a very dynamic team of DEF that is made up of highly-qualified r eal estate professionals who speak 10 languages including Russian, Greek, French, Bosnian, Japanese, African, Croatian and, with the addition of Marcelo Martin, Portuguese and Spanish. Senada Adzem, for mer VP of Trump Inter national and cur r ent Dir ector of the DEF Boca Raton Office, has brokered over $161 million in real estate sales since 2006. For mor e infor mation, visit www, http://www, or on Facebook at Martin to launch Douglas Elliman Florida expansion in Delray Beach Mar celo Martin real estate 561-278-0424 Sunshine Golf West Atlantic from page 25