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The Delray Beach Pineapple D ecember 2013 1 DELRAY BEACH, FL Picture a thriving east end of Downtown Delrays Atlantic Avenue, with world class shopping and dining, new businesses, new choices for downtown living and inviting public spaces. That vision is closer to reality with the proposed Atlantic Crossing redevelopments November 20 approval by the citys Site Plan Review & Appearance Board. Joint venture partners CDS International Holdings, whose principal is Carl DeSantis, and the Edwards Companies plan to transform the empty lots and aging Atlantic Plaza center along the stretch of Atlantic Avenue from Federal Highway to Veterans Park into a vibrant, walkable link between Downtown Delrays lively western blocks and the beach. Atlantic Crossings newly launched website, has the latest plans, and a new Facebook page lets you join in the conversation. The websites Gallery lets visitors view Atlantic Crossing from different vantage points, comparing current views with future streetscapes. Reecting Downtowns eclectic design character, the six buildings have distinct architectural styles and will appear to have been built here over time. Wide, trellised sidewalks and generous public green spaces wind among the buildings. DeSantis, who assembled Atlantic Crossings 9 acres over several years, and Edwards Companies President Jeff Edwards see the potential to reinvigorate East Atlantic Avenue with Atlantic Crossing as a major contributor to the Citys economy -and a source of community pride. Working intensively with prominent architects, neighborhood leaders and city ofcials over more than two years, the partners revised Atlantic Crossings design to incorporate the communitys suggestions in a plan that supports both the areas New group seeks to make Delray Beach more pedestrianand bicycle-friendlyBy David DiPino The Pineapple Contributing Writer Safer human powered travel throughout the city in the form of more bicycle and pedestrian friendly thoroughfares is the main goal of civic group Human-Powered Delray. The initiative has grown as a result of a comment Dr. Craig Spodak made suggesting the city create a Bike-Ped Task Force. Dr. Spodak, a current member of the City of Delray Beach Planning & Zoning Board, made the suggestion at a city commission meeting and Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein said dont let government get in the way. Since that exchange, Human-Powered Delray has been busy planning ways to make Delray Beach, a safer, easier, and more fun place to walk and bicycle. The mayor recommended that residents create a group themselves, solicit input from the public, and present the results to the city commission. The end result is Human-Powered Delray. At 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 7, Human PoweredDelray will host their rst annual citizens forum at the Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Ave. Bruce Bastian, chairman of Human Powered Delray recently met with Mayor Glickstein to tell him of the plans for the rst forum. For the rst 15-20 minutes we will be setting the stage of Human Powered Delray. Then, we will have an open moderated forum with microphones around the room. The Human Powered Delray forum will start with a discussion surrounding the infrastructure around the city and how we can to make it safer for bicyclists and pedestrians, Bastian said. The Human Powered Delray forum will start out simply with a look at bike lanes in the city and more markings, and the future painting of designated bike lanes. The idea bank will grow from there. Human Powered Delray is an advocacy group for non-motorized transportation that Bastian said intends to produce recommendations that reect community input and expert advice. Over time I would like to see Human Powered Delray ip the script in this city from automobile to By The Delray Beach Historical Society Special to The Pineapple Dont forget those citizens, who, through courage and vision and in spite of adversity and overwhelming odds, stood fast! Ethel Sterling Williams Daughter of pioneer and entrepreneur Henry J. Sterling The area we currently know as Delray Beach was purchased in 1868 by Captain George Gleason of Jacksonville for $1.25 per acre from the U.S. Government. Sparsely populated by Seminole Indians, the land was a virtual jungle of scrub pine, saw palmetto, oak saw grass and stunted sea grape, heavily infested with mosquitos, snakes, gnats and alligators. Word spread that the Delray area was Americas last frontier, however, and had an abundance of water and rich soil. Advertisements and land sale notices touting rich and fertile farmland available at inexpensive prices attracted people from the Bahamas and along the Eastern Seaboard and as far away as Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois. What happened between 1894 and about 1908 was truly remarkable. Through sheer determination, faith, optimism and self-reliance, a handful of hardy pioneers transformed Lintons raw land into the humble beginnings of a rural farm town along the banks of the canal and eventually into the viable community of Delray Beach. By the time Delray was incorporated in 1911, the area DECEMBER 2013 Pineapplethe Continued on page 3 Continued on page 9 When it comes to celebrating the holidays with great activities, great food and great shopping, theres no better place to be this year than in Delray Beach, where the star topping the famous 100-foot Christmas tree will once again serve as a beacon, attracting visitors far and wide. Over the last two decades, the celebrations surrounding our 100-foot Christmas Tree have brought hundreds of thousands of visitors to Delray Beach, said Stephanie Immelman, executive director of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative, which produces the holiday activities for the city. This year were partnering with the Delray Beach GreenMarket and the Delray Beach Center for the Arts to offer Saturdaymorning activities for the whole family during the month of December. The new Family Fun Days, scheduled for Continued on page 8 LOOKINSIDE COMMUNITY NEWS section 1 Schools / Education . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Map of Downtown Delray Beach . . . . . 10-11 Health and Fitness . . . . . . . . . . .13-19 BUSINESS/REAL ESTATE section 2 At The Water Cooler . . . . . . . . . . .21 Chamber of Commerce News . . . . . . . 29 Events Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33 ARTS/MUSIC/FOOD/ETC. section 3 Arts and Ends. . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Fashion & Beauty . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Food and Dining . . . . . . . . . . . 48-52 HOLIDAY SPECIAL SECTION section 4 Atlantic Crossing secures Site Plan Board approvalWebsite brings plans into focus DELRAY BEACHS EARLY AGRICULTURAL ROOTS The County Fair in Delray c. 1913. Delray won may blue ribbons (Courtesy of the Delray Beach Historical Society) Delray Beach is the place to be for holiday activitiesDelray Beach Marketing Cooperative launches new Family Fun Days on three Saturdays in Decemberphoto courtesy The Delray Downtowner SEE INSIDE: Holiday Special SectionHuman-Powered Delray to host public meetingContinued on page 8


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The Delray Beach Pineapple D ecember 2013 3 Buy 1 Gift Basket Get 15% Off 2nd! *Limit 1 per customer. Cannot be combined with other offers. New partnership with Palm Beach International Film FestivalDELRAY BEACH, FL October 30, 2013 -Delray Beach Center for the Arts will partner with the Palm Beach International Film Festival to present CINEMA TALK AT THE CREST, a monthly series dedicated to the art of lm, its historical signicance and its relevance today. Delray Beach Center for the Arts is located at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach 33444. Tickets for the series are $10 general and free for members of both presenting organizations. Each session will be held in the Crest Theatre and hosted by Caroline Breder-Watts, the new Executive Director of Palm Beach International Film Festival, along with panelists and experts who will bring the wonderful world of lm to life. We were thrilled to work with Caroline last summer when we introduced Art Cinema at the Crest, where she hosted post-lm discussions, said Joe Gillie, President and CEO of Delray Beach Center for the Arts. We are equally thrilled to be working with her on the new Cinema Talk series, especially in her new role with the Film Festival, and look forward to a very successful partnership. Cinema Talk Line-Up December 16 at 7:30 p.m. JAWS The classic 1975 lm not only made us afraid to go in the water, but ushered in the era of the summer blockbuster. Join us for this thrilling movie, and a discussion on its place in lm history. January 15 at 7:30 p.m. The Best of World Cinema Taking a trip from the silent era to the present day, well explore great movies from around the world. Film clips will include The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Seventh Seal, 8 and Wings of Desire. February 12 at 7:30 p.m. Classic foreign lm To be announced March 12 at 7:30 p.m. Race in Cinema One of the most controversial aspects of cinema has been the portrayal of ethnic groups. This evening will feature lm clips and a panel discussion about racial stereotypes and the often negative images that result. Since the mid-1990s, Caroline Breder-Watts has created and hosted numerous lm programs throughout Palm Beach County for such organizations as Florida Stage, Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, YWCA and Palm Beach State College. She is formerly the midday host for 91.3 WLRN, South Floridas NPR news station, and continues to serve as host and producer of WLRNs Sunday Breakfast with the Arts. She is also Chief Operating Ofcer and Director of Programming for Arts Radio Network, an innovative all-podcast website dedicated to South Floridas arts community. The Palm Beach International Film Festival is committed to supporting emerging lmmakers of today and tomorrow. The Festival strives to recognize new and original voices throughout the world and channel the excitement of lm into the local schools. For more information, visit Beach Center for the Arts announces Cinema Talk At The Crest Delray Beach DDA invites you spend the holidays in Downtown Delray BeachGet your gifts wrapped for freeDELRAY BEACH, FL This historic Downtown is lled with tradition and charm especially during the holiday season. With the 100ft Christmas tree providing the dcor, a carousel, ice skating rink, and Santa visits in his workshop, the Delray Beach DDA, with the support of their partners and businesses, are proud to add to the holiday atmosphere, with hospitality and FREE gift wrapping. Yes, the DDA has decided to get creative with one of the few vacant retail spaces on East Atlantic Avenue and create a Holiday Hospitality Pavilion area. This pavilion will be open on select days, leading up to Christmas, where shoppers will be able to bring their packages to be wrapped. Holiday Hospitality Pavilion: Date: December 7, 14, 21, 22, 23, 24 Time: 11am-6pm Location: 306 E. Atlantic Avenue (next to SunTrust Bank) The DDAs mission is to encourage shopping local and supporting our downtown businesses, says Laura Simon, Assoc. Director DDA. We are thrilled to be able to give back to the customer and provide this complimentary service during this very festive time of year! Not only will gifts be wrapped by volunteers from around the community and local schools, but all shoppers and diners in downtown will have the opportunity to register to win a fabulous Downtown Gift Package valued at $500 by simply showing their receipts at the Pavilion area. Along with the pavilion, the DDA is responsible for decorating the downtown with twinkle lights, big star-sh lights on the street poles, wreaths throughout SW/NW 5th Avenue and Pineapple Pallets in Pineapple Grove. At Atlantic Avenue and A1A, a Sphere Christmas tree will light up the beach and shine from November 30 through January 3rd. It is so important that our Downtown is inviting and enhances the experience of our residents and visitors that ll Delray Beach this time of year in hopes that they will spend one more day in Downtown Delray, expresses Marjorie Ferrer, Exec. Director, DDA. To assist with everyones holiday shopping, the Downtown boutiques and restaurants have provided gift selections and promotions to the DDA to include on www. From artwork, gym memberships, dresses, boots, jewelry and of course the newest bikes around! Be sure to visit the promotions page and on Facebook. com/delraydda to get great ideas. Enjoy the spirit of the season in Downtown Delray, where both Night and Day, the Holidays are here. long-term economic health and lifestyle. A $200 million private investment, Atlantic Crossing is projected to generate $2.65 million a year in tax revenues along with 1,000 construction jobs over a ve-year build-out, plus 600 permanent jobs when completed. It will also bring the Class A ofce space thats in demand but lacking Downtown, draw new businesses and add foot trafc for todays businesses. In addition to Atlantic Crossing, East Atlantic Avenue will benet from the Citys plans to revitalize Veterans Park. Atlantic Crossings partners have committed $500,000 for the City to use toward park improvements. ATLANTIC CROSSING continued from page 1 DELRAY BEACH, FL Delray Marketplace, Delray Beachs new 254,686 sq. ft. dining, entertainment and shopping destination, will host a Santa Breakfast and Holiday Happenings event on Sunday, December 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Santa Breakfast will be hosted at Burt & Maxs Bar and Grille beginning at 9 a.m. followed by photos with Santa at The Grind Coffee Caf from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets for both the breakfast and photos are $6 each and can be purchased in advance at www.delraymarket. com. All proceeds collected will benet the Palm Beach County Food Bank, and guests can also bring a box of cereal to Burt & Maxs to further support the organization. In addition, the center will feature a variety of free holiday activities, including a special Santa arrival courtesy of Vista BMW, musical snow truck rides, face painting by Mrs. Claus, magical reindeer food, bounce house, elf games and arts and crafts. Guests are also encouraged to participate in the centers last day of its Toys for Tots collection campaign to support the U.S. Marine Corps. Guests can drop off a new, unwrapped toy at any participating retailer, including Apricot Lane Boutique, Bella Amici Pizzeria, Francescas Collections, Frank Theatres IMAX Cinebowl & Grille, GNC, Hair Studio Artists, JoS A. Bank, Neils Corner Spot, Republic of Couture, Shula Burger, Ted Todd Insurance, The Childrens Place, The Grind Coffee Caf, The Olive Tap, White House | Black Market and Xtend Barre. All donation deliveries made to Neils Corner Spot and Apricot Lane Boutique will be matched. For more information on Delray Marketplace, located at 14851 Lyons Road just west of the Florida Turnpike, call (561) 865-4613 or visit Marketplace to host Santa Breakfast and Holiday Happenings event


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The Delray Beach Pineapple D ecember 2013 5 Treasured gifts for the holidays Adopt-A-ManateeMake a big impact on the people you shop for this holiday season with thoughtful gift adoptions from Save the Manatee Club. These are real, living Florida manatees with known histories that can be adopted online at, or by calling the Club toll free at 1-800-432-5646. Funds from the Clubs adoption programs go toward vital manatee conservation and aquatic ecosystem protection programs. I decided to adopt a manatee for my daughter after she put life-sized manatee on her Christmas list last year, said Mary Flanagan from Austin, Texas, who adopted Margarito for her teenage daughter, Annabella. I thought it would be great to give Annabella a manatee while at the same time donate to a group that works to protect these large and lovable animals. Annabella says she was surprised and ecstatic to receive the manatee gift adoption for Christmas. Its exciting to have a personal connection to one of these animals I admire so much. Manatees available for adoption such as Squeaky, Rocket, Merlin, Ariel, and many others can be viewed on the Clubs website at adoptees. An annual manatee adoption costs $25, is tax-deductible, and includes an adoption certicate with a full-color photo, a biography, a membership handbook, and subscriptions to the Clubs newsletters which feature updated reports on the manatees in the adoption program and information on important issues affecting manatees around the world. Shipping is free for U.S. adoption orders. Gift adoptions are sent with a personalized holiday message. And, each new member who joins the Adopt-A-Manatee program at $35 will also receive the Clubs popular 2014 manatee wall calendar. Manatees delight people of all ages, said Patrick Rose, aquatic biologist and Executive Director of Save the Manatee Club. Big and adorable, manatees charm Floridians and all those who vacation in Florida and have an opportunity to see them. Sadly, it has been a catastrophic year for the endangered manatee population due to a prolonged and deadly red tide event in southwest Florida and an ongoing mortality event in the Indian River Lagoon on the Atlantic Coast. Rose said there were 772 manatee deaths from all causes through November 8th, which has broken all previous yearly mortality records since record-keeping began. Those who adopt manatees as gifts this holiday season will help us fund emergency rescue response for sick and injured manatees, critically-needed research, public awareness and education, and much more, explained Rose. Save the Manatee Club, an international nonprot conservation and manatee welfare organization, was created by singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett in 1981. Its mission is to protect endangered manatees and their aquatic habitat for future generations. Manatee gift adoptions are available by contacting Save the Manatee Club at 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, or by calling 1-800-432-JOIN (5646), or by visiting the web site at Also, discover special manatee items, from earrings to books, in the Clubs gift catalog at|8 Sports Institute Academy teams with Lynn University to offer dual-enrollmentDELRAY BEACH, FL Elev|8 Sports Institute and Lynn University have joined together to create a unique dual-enrollment program allowing qualied juniors and seniors in the Elev|8 Academy to earn up to 24 credits and potentially complete college in just three years. As part of the dual-enrollment program, students from the Delray Beach, Floridabased Elev|8 Academy attend nearby Lynn University every Tuesday and Thursday to take entry-level college courses. The dual-enrollment program gives our students an advantage when it comes to getting into the college of their choice because they have already proven their ability to handle college-level coursework, said Lisa Paolo, executive director of Academy Operations at the Elev|8 Sports Institute. For our students, the experience of being college students while a junior or senior in high school is invaluable. Juniors and seniors at the Academy a fulltime academic program designed to support student athletes in grades eight through 12 must have at least a 3.0 high school grade point average in order to participate in dual enrollment. Currently, six Elev|8 students are taking classes at Lynn University. In addition to gaining college experience, dual-enrollment students can gain potential nancial benets from the program. The dual-enrollment program makes it possible for our students to save the cost of a year of college tuition since they can get a degree in just three years, Paolo said. Also, the cost of the dual enrollment program is fully covered in Elev|8s regular $7,500 annual tuition. This really is an outstanding program, Paolo said. Theres no other program like it that we know of. ELEV|8 Sports Institute is a multisport training center offering a multitude of programs including a residential nine month academy program, professional athlete training, high intensity training camps, and other customized training opportunities. For additional information please visit www. schools education Students at Unity School in Delray Beach reenacted the landing of the Mayower in Pilgrim attire that they made in their classroom. The students studied the historical events leading up to our observance of Thanksgiving, constructed hats and lapels, and celebrated their classroom Thanksgiving meal. Pilgrims on Mayower (left to right) Jax Martin, Maite Sasson, Teacher Emily Luckman, and Angelina Conde. Mayower Pilgrims at Unity LIGHT UP DOWNTOWN BOCA BRINGS SEASON OF WINTER HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES TO TOWNBOCA RATON, FL Light Up Downtown Boca, a series of winter holiday festivities including parades, concerts and more, kicked off on November 27 with a free Holiday Festival. The event included carnival rides; a mountain of snow; carolers; latkes; childrens crafts; and live entertainment including the Home for the Holidays with Mickey and Minnie stage show and Flying Wade, the High Roller, performing sky-high unicycling, re eating and chainsaw juggling. The highlight of the evening was the ceremonial lighting of the citys tree led by Mayor Susan Whelchel. The 2nd Annual Family Fun Festival and Holiday Shopping Bazaar, sponsored by The Kabbalah Centre, is set for Sunday, December 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Downtown MPA with kids activities such as bunjee jumping, mechanical bull, rock wall, face painting and a petting zoo. On-site vendors will be selling jewelry, clothing, candles and origami. Ride tickets or wristbands and kosher food available for purchase. The 43rd Annual Holiday Street Parade on Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. will bring a Superhero-Holiday theme throughout Downtown Boca along Federal highway from SE 7th Street toward Mizner Park, with grandstand viewing at Sanborn Square. On Saturday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. another long-time Boca Raton holiday tradition, the 37th Holiday Boat Parade, will light up the waterways beginning at C-15 Canal with bleacher viewing at Silver Palm Park and Red Reef Park. Free boat entry with $10,000 in cash and prizes with many categories in which to win. The forecast calls for a thrilling line-up of chart-topping bands such as the Goo Goo Dolls, The Fray, Five for Fighting, Parachute and ZZ Ward as 97.9 WRMF, Sunny 107.9 and the City of Boca Raton presents the 7th Annual No Snow Ball Concert on Saturday, December 14 from 6 p.m. 11 p.m. at the MPA. General admission, standing room tickets are $40.00 in advance at www.frontgatetickets. com or $55 at the gate. VIP tickets that include a chair in the upper colonnades are $75.00 in advance, $100.00 at the door. Merry Tuba Christmas Concerts will be presented in 250 cities throughout the world, including Boca Raton on Sunday, December 15 at 5 p.m. at the Mizner Park Amphitheater with FAU Tuba Christmas 2013. Tuba and euphonium students of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to perform at this free concert. Register at Climb aboard the Polar Express on Friday, December 20 with FREE family fun activities train rides and snow starting at 5:30 p.m. at the MPA. Dress in your pajamas for a showing of the Polar Express movie at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments including hot chocolate, movie theater popcorn and pizza will be available for purchase. Journey Church presents Christmas Eve in Mizner Park on Monday, December 24 with three identical services at 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Attendees of events in Downtown Boca are encouraged to walk, bike, car pool and use free parking at City Hall, the Boca Raton Library and new Downtown Boca Library. For more information visit or call 561-367-7073 or 561-393-7807.


6 December 2013 T he Delray Beach Pineapple Delray Beach Pavilion Closed for ReconstructionEffective this past November 12, the Delray Beach Pavilion is closed for reconstruction. The demolition and replacement of the wooden gazebo, located just south of Atlantic Avenue and east of South Ocean Boulevard, has commenced and nal completion is scheduled for February 25, 2014. New amenities will include a larger gazebo structure, ADA compliant access ramp for the pavilion, brick paver walkways, sea turtle compliant lighting and the migration of ancillary structures across the site. Parking along South Ocean Boulevard may be intermittently affected by construction activities. Sidewalks will remain accessible and beach access is available immediately south of the construction zone. For more information, contact Tim Simmons, Interim Parks & Recreation Director at (561) 243-7251 or by E-mail at Wrap for the Holidays & Dine Out for Literacy with First Book-South FloridaBOYNTON BEACH, FL First Book South Florida is partnering with Barnes and Noble Boynton Beach and the Carolina Alehouse to put new books in the hands of kids in need with two fundraisers this holiday season. From December 8 14 volunteers will gift wrap Barnes& Noble purchases at the Boynton Beach location for a suggested donation to First Book-South Florida. Volunteers can sign up for a two hour shift at This will count toward community service hours for students This is a great fundraising opportunity for us. Not only do we raise money, but we also raise awareness about our mission in the community, said Jessica Hall, Chair of First Book-South Florida. Besides, what better way to do holiday shopping for the book lovers in your life? Not only do you nish your holiday shopping, but you also give back to your community. Carolina Alehouse is hosting First BookSouth Florida night on Wednesday, December 11 from 5 9 pm. To participate, download a yer at and present it to your server. Carolina Alehouse will donate 15% of proceeds to First Book-South Florida. Plus, enjoy face painting and balloon animals with MzMirtha, and enter the rafe for a chance to win a NOOK. For more information about the events, visit or email About First BookSouth Florida Founded in 2012, First BookSouth Florida is a 100% volunteer based Advisory Board that distributes books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from lowincome families. By making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis, Volunteers represent industries such as marketing, retail, law, and education. First BookSouth Florida meets monthly and welcomes new Advisory Board members. Project Holiday delivers true spirit of the holiday season to our deployed military In an effort to support deployed USA military members during the holiday season, the City of Delray Beach, You Are Not Alone and One Soldier at a Time have come together to support the 8th Annual Project Holiday. This important Project collects and ships desperately needed items to our military who will not be able to come home for the holidays. The community is encouraged to experience the true spirit of the season by contributing to this worthy cause. Donated items will be accepted at various locations around the City and again at several locations in Boca Raton through December 6, 2013. Items will be packed for shipment on Sunday, December 8th at the Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Avenue. Examples of needed items are: (travel size preferred): Thermoguard pads (heating pads), holiday decorations (all faiths), bags of hard, individually wrapped candy (i.e., lifesavers, dollar store hard candy please slices Executive Editor/PublisherJeffrey Diaz 561-299-1430 jd@delraypineapple.comCommunity RelationsGene Fisher 561-414-5067 gene@delraypineapple.comDirector of MarketingRyan Boylston 954-415-1895 ryan@delraypineapple.comFor Editorialcall: (561) 299-1430 e-mail: info@delraypineapple.comContributing WritersDianne E. Adams David DiPino Jule Guaglardi Stephanie Immelman Julia Kadel Kurt Lehmann Tara Monks Ash Otocki Jamie Salen Drew TuckerFor AdvertisingKylee Treyz 561-542-3838 Kylee@PineappleNewspaper.comDistribution561-299-1430 Info@delraypineapple.comPublished byThe Delray Beach Pineapple, LLC.455 NE 5th Avenue, Suite D-151 Delray Beach, Florida 33483 561 299 1430The Delray Beach Pineapple is published monthly and distributed to over 250 locations throughout the Downtown Delray Beach Area. Entire contents of this publication is copyright 2013 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. The Pineapple delray beach newspaper at the library GREAT DECISIONS DISCUSSION GROUP The Delray Beach Public Library is happy to announce the return of the Great Decisions Discussion Group led by Carl Wetzstein that will meet on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. from December 12, 2013 to March 27, 2014. The group will explore U.S. foreign policy topics and questions based on a program of the Foreign Policy Association. The group will be using the Great Decisions 2013 Brieng Book discussing topics such as The Eurozone in Crisis, the new Egypt, NATO and the U.S. in the 21st century and Iran, Israel and the Bomb. All participants must purchase a copy of the book and it can be ordered from or call 1-800-4775836 at a cost of $20.00. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE AT LAUGH WITH THE LIBRARY, CHAPTER 8The Delray Beach Public Library is pleased to announce that the Master of Ceremonies for Laugh with the Library, Chapter 8 at the Delray Beach Marriott on Friday, January 31, 2014 will be Paul Castronovo, the host of the popular Paul & Young Ron Show on BIG 105.9 FM. For more than 23 years, Paul has hosted this entertaining morning show with celebrity interviews, funny bits, and stories from his sometimes hard-to-believe life. Recently Paul has been named an Alumnus of Distinction by his beloved University of Florida and he is also a character in Dave Barrys latest book, Insane City. An active philanthropist, Paul serves on the Board of many worthy charities and the Library is delighted to have him at this non-stop comedy event featuring one of Americas favorite comedians Dennis Regan. Delray Beach residents and Library Board members Becky Walsh & Heidi Sargeant will once again, serve as co-chairpersons for this creative and casual fun-lled night of comedy, cocktails, and supper by the bite. You wont want to miss this non-stop party! The cost for this wonderful evening is $175 per person. Celebrate with us at Laugh with the Library, Chapter 8. Last years event raised over $70,000 to enhance programs for children and teens. For further information, to receive an invitation, to nd out about sponsorship opportunities, or to place an Ad in our Laugh with Library Ad journal, call the Delray Beach Public Library @ 561-266-0775 today! FLOWERS OF THE HEART PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT COMING TO LIBRARYThe Delray Beach Public Library presents a new photography exhibit entitled: Flowers of the Heart with photographs by Delray Beach resident, Bob Johnston. His work will be on display at the Delray Beach Librarys 2nd oor Gallery through Saturday, January 11, 2014. Dr. Johnston, a retired pediatrician, brings three decades of photographic training and experience to this exhibit which represents a wide variety of owers from around the world and around town. In recent years, Dr. Johnston has pursued a growing fascination with and a passion for ower photography. He is drawn to owers by their intrinsic beauty, kaleidoscopic colors and moods, remarkable interplay with light and shadow, and intriguing designs and intricate structures. A core component of this exhibit is the introduction of a relatively novel process of printing images on metallic paper which is pleasing to the eye and gives a nearly three dimensional effect which gives a denitive pop to the print.HEALTH AND WEALTH AT THE LIBRARYThe Delray Beach Public Library continues its programming in December and will focus on health and wealth. Tuesday, December 3rd @ 6:30 p.m. Dr. William Marrocco will present a program titled: Obesity: How We Got Hear & How Do We Fix It? He will provide a brief history of obesity in the United States and proceed to tell us what we need to do to x the problem on a personal level with proven lifestyle measures. Monday, January 6th 2014 from 4:30 5:30 p.m. The rst session of a 3-part series of Financial Conversations sponsored by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management will be addressing Social Security and You: Potential Strategies for Maximizing Benets. Other topics will be featured on February 3 -Taking Control of Your Retirement and March 3 Consider Health Care Costs When Planning Your Retirement. Light refreshments will be served. For further information and registration, call Merrill Lynch at 561-276-1608. These programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For further information on the many programs at the Delray Beach Public Library, please visit www.delraylibrary. org or call 561-266-9490. Please like the library on Facebook: DelrayBeachPublicLibrary. Dennis Regan Dr. Bob Johnston DOWNTOWN GROVE 2-CAR GARAGE FOR RENT!


The Delray Beach Pineapple D ecember 2013 7 no chocolates except for tootsie rolls, tootsie roll pops, charm pops, etc.), snacks that can easily be put in their pockets while on duty (i.e., fruit cups, peanut butter crackers, etc.), gum, beef jerky, Slim Jim, pepperoni or similar dried meats, boxes of granola bars or similar, individual bags of nuts, dried fruit, trail mix or sunower seeds, boxed and/or individual drink packets (i.e., Crystal Light, Wal-Mart or Target brand, Kool-Aid, hot chocolate, etc.), non-perishable food items, foil packed tuna and chicken, crackers, sun block, lip balm, baby wipes (no bigger than 2 wide packages), Purell hand sanitizer, hand lotion, batteries (i.e., AA or AAA), foot powder, deodorant, toothpaste, socks (e.g., white or black knee-hi), nationwide phone cards, disposable cameras, used CDs, DVDs (no VHS tapes or cassettes), letters, notes, holiday cards and encouragement cards. Drop off boxes will be at the following locations: DELRAY BEACH: Delray Beach City Hall, 100 NW 1st Ave. Delray Beach Tennis Center, 201 West Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Ave. Delray Beach Municipal Golf Course, 2200 Highland Ave. Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, 64 SE 5th Ave. Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Ave. Monetary donations to cover postage and to purchase calling cards are also appreciated. Please mail checks and/or money orders made payable to Project Holiday/One Soldier at a Time to: City of Delray Beach, c/o Delores Rangel, 100 NW 1st Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. If you are a City resident of Delray Beach or Boca Raton with a family member serving overseas and would like a package sent and/ or would like to volunteer to assist in packing boxes to be shipped, contact Delores Rangel at (561) 243-7010. For information on drop off locations in Delray Beach, contact Delores Rangel by phone (561) 243-7010 or E-mail rangel@ For information on Boca Raton drop off locations, contact Marla Birman at (561) 212-4914 or E-mail Information on Project Holiday can also be found on the Citys website, You Are Not Alone (YANA) is a local group sponsored by the City of Delray Beach that provides encouragement and emotional support to family members and friends of our soldiers. One Soldier at a Time is a project that supports our deployed military with care packages and words of encouragement. City launches redesigned utility bill, new format easier to readThe City of Delray Beach has launched its newly designed monthly utility bill, making it easier for our residents and businesses to read and understand their statements. The content has not changed and many of the features were retained from the previous bill. However, the improved layout offers a user friendly format, including a new section that provides important dates and amounts so you always know whats due and when. For more information, contact the Citys Utility Billing Customer Service Division at (561) 243-7103 during regular business hours, Monday Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. pineapple slices


8 December 2013 T he Delray Beach Pineapple HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES continued from page 1 December 7, 14 and 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will offer everything from visits with Santa and Florida-style ice skating to carousel rides and face painting. There will be entertainment at the Center for the Arts pavilion and Budding Artists Craft Creations for children at the GreenMarket. With our world famous 100-Foot Christmas Tree and many of our activities on the grounds of the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, it made sense to partner with the GreenMarket, held on Saturday mornings right next door at Old School Square Park, Immelman said. Family Fun Days are just one small part of the holiday festivities surrounding the 100-Foot Christmas Tree this year. The celebration began on November 27 with the lighting of a giant menorah on the grounds of the Delray Beach Center for the Arts as part of the Hanukkah celebration. December kicks off with the annual lighting of the 100-Foot Christmas Tree, scheduled for December 5. The event, which features Santa arriving by helicopter and a variety of entertainment, is expected to draw more than 40,000 visitors. Activities at the tree, including an iceskating rink designed for Florida, a carousel and the opportunity to meet Santa, will continue through the month of December. An annual favorite, Breakfast will Santa, will be held at the Delray Beach Marriott on Dec. 14, with seatings at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. and at noon. The Delray Beach Holiday Parade will take place that evening on Atlantic Avenue. The holiday festivities conclude with the First Night celebration, an alcoholfree New Years Eve celebration for the whole family. This year, Immelman says, First Night will have a fresher look and will include additional activities for adults. Other outstanding events taking place in Delray Beach during the holidays include free Friday night concerts at the Delray Center for the Arts beginning at 7 p.m., Home for the Holidays on Ice at the Crest Theater December 20-22, and the Howard Alan Craft Show, December 28-29. With so much going on, Delray Beach really is the place to be this holiday season, Immelman said. To nd out more about all of the events go to or www. and click on Special Events. For holiday shopping specials go to pedestrian based. A Human Powered Delray Beach creates healthier living, and a better quality of life. This idea is skyrocketing around the globe and we are taking those cities best practices and combining those with what the public wants and feed it back to the city, at a city commission workshop down the road. One of the many local people behind the early grass-roots efforts of HumanPowered Delray is Jim Smith, chairman of S.A.F.E. (Safety As Floridians Expect) a group advocating for pedestrians and bicyclists. Smith was passing out yers in October at the Delray GreenMarket for the upcoming HumanPowered Delray event at the library. Two of Human Powered-Delrays objectives are to prepare a Delray Beach Pedestrian Bicycle Master Plan and to convince the Delray Beach City Commission to adopt, fund, and implement short-term, intermediate, and long-term recommendations based on input from public meetings like the one planned. Were driven by citizens comments, Smith said. Mayor Glickstein kindly said that he would give us as much time as we need to present at a future city workshop. We want to build on this December 7, meeting and plan to build our presentation over the next nine months or so culminating in a presentation to the city commission workshop. Mayor Glickstein has said that he will attend the meeting, adding that focused taskoriented people that coalesce, organically, without government or political meddling always produce better results. I suspect this will be the case here where passionate, solutionoriented people will get us further, quicker than any politicallyappointed board. I will be attending the meeting, as I think the subject matter is more relevant than ever, Mayor Glickstein said. As we embark on new development regulations, the quality of our vertical development must integrate with forwardthinking horizontal needs non-auto and pedestrian-friendly modes of transportation, gathering places beyond coffee shops in the form of wider sidewalks, pocket and linear parks, and infrastructure improvements beyond basic requirements like charging stations, bike lanes, and lighting that extend pedestrian experiences well beyond Atlantic Avenue. Mayor Glickstein added, all of which should be part of a concerted effort to re-brand our city as environmentally and pedestrian friendly, which dove-tails with the smaller scale entrepreneurial, creative class employers and residents who want to live and work in Delray. According to Human Powered Delray, the purpose of the meeting on December 7 is to allow residents to share their ideas for making Delray Beach more bicycle and pedestrian friendly. Human Powered Delray promotes safe and viable human powered transportation in Delray Beach. The groups vision is a community with abundant opportunities for safe, human powered mobility as part of everyday life. The idea couldnt have been timelier. On September 28, around 8:30 p.m. that night, a driver was traveling eastbound on Atlantic Avenue and as he crossed the Atlantic Avenue Bridge, he lost control of his car. The car spun out and jumped a curb, striking a pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to Delray Medical Center as a trauma alert. On Monday, November 11, at about 6:10 p.m., a male driver was traveling South on State Road A1A as a family was leaving the Atlantic Dunes Park. A four-year-old male ran away from family members and into the roadway. The vehicle traveling south struck the child, causing injuries. The child was transported as a trauma to Delray Medical Center and after the accident was in the Intensive Care Unit in critical condition. According to Human Powered Delray, rates of pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and fatalities in Florida are among the highest in the country. In the last ve years, Palm Beach County has ranked in the top ve worst areas in the state. In October, a woman ran a red light at the intersection of East Atlantic Avenue and Gleason Street and plowed into a couple who were crossing the street while pushing their two young children in a stroller. We have a lot of problems for pedestrians all over Delray Beach. There are a lot of people walking around at night under overhangs and in areas without lights. Im not talking about Downtown Delray Beach in every instance, Im talking about groups of people walking to Downtown from other areas of the city, Smith said. I hope Human Powered Delray can develop future sidewalk and bicycle routes throughout Delray Beach. Id like us to build one East to West, a bicycle route from Military Trail all the way to A1A. We have no bike routes East to West, all of our bicycle routes in Delray Beach are North to South.HUMAN POWERED continued from page 1 Green Cay Farms Thomas Produce Alderman Organic Farms Bistro Blends Olive Oils & Balsamic Vinegars Volker Farms J.W.W. Cookies and Pies Farriss Farm Thai Fusion Cooking Independent Seafood Capt Red Beard Hot Sauces The Orchid Doctor Anitas Guacamole Organic Juice Booth Fratello Sole Amazing Creations Florist Seven Sisters Baking Co. Serenity Flows Soaps Italian Cheeses Cottage Garden Teas Pasta Amore Raviolis Paellas de Espana LipSMAKin Good Honey Tweedle Organic Dog Treats Finn-Atic Fish Company Stone Crabs Tespins Organics Little Chunks of Love Old School Bread Co. FL Grass Fed Beef Juice King La Petite Pain Bakery Katie Kakes-Gluten Free Inika Vegan Foods Pascales Jams & Jellies Danemilys Flowers A.K. Caribbean Nursery Organic Raw Nut Butters Fun with Food-Gluten Free Dehydrated Food Dr. Pickle Taste of Africa Hot Brazilian Coffee Teas and Spices Kettle Corn Cookielicious Veggie Bungalow Thoroughly Modern Mufns Budding Artists Kids Booth Live Music and more... (561) 276-7511 Family Fun Day, Dec. 14th Visit the 100 Tall Tree and Santa! Go ice skating, make a holiday craft Entertainment by Riff Rockit


The Delray Beach Pineapple D ecember 2013 9 Almost 400 guests gathered Friday, October 25th on the Delray Beach Historical Society campus for the societys rst Fall Festival and Halloween Fun event. The event was free and open to the public. The revitalized Delray Beach Historical Society is on a mission to redene the society as a vibrant center for community life, bringing together families and multiple generations to share in a series of fun-lled and contemporary themed events, which will also showcase the colorful stories of our past. Friday evening began with tours through the haunted and historic Cason Cottage where visitors were greeted by the ghostly characters from the book The Cat at Cason Cottage. The courtyard was turned into a virtual playground with Halloween themed games of all kinds. Local photographer Jim Greene was on hand taking family photos in front of the vintage buggy decorated for Halloween and as dusk approached, the gourmet popcorn bar was handing out goodies just in time for the outdoor screening of Its The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown to begin on the 16 foot screen on the north lawn. Other activities included trick-or-treating, a bake sale and rafe basket bidding. The event was sponsored by Dr. Jamie J. Alexander, DDS, PA. Donations were accepted during the event which will help fund programs, exhibits, history education, archiving and stafng at the Delray Beach Historical Society. Three buildings encompass the non-prot Delray Beach Historical Society campus. Authentically furnished and reecting the South Florida lifestyle from 1915 to 1935, The Cason Cottage Museum is an education institution devoted to the preservation of Delray Beach History, named after Dr. J.R. Cason, Sr., the towns rst physician. It provides rotating exhibits of art, artifacts and records pertaining to the Citys storied past. The 1926 Florida Bungalow and Gift Shop provides the museum with additional space for exhibits on local Florida history and is a rental space for various events and meetings. The Hunt House is an original Florida farmhouse, which was dedicated and named the Ethel Sterling Williams Archive and History Learning Center in 2009. This state-of-the-art and award-winning center houses the Citys archives and is open for local research, school classes and exhibits. Visit or call the DBHS to learn more about their calendar of events plus membership and volunteer opportunities. 561.274.9578 or The Delray Beach Historical Society is located at 5 NE 1st Street, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Delray Beach Historical Society experienced tremendous turnout for Halloween celebrationhad become the epicenter of South Floridas agricultural economy. There are countless heroes in the tale of how Delray Beach came of age in the twentieth century. From its beginnings, Delray had a harmonious racial and ethnic diversity that helped create a strong sense of pride and community. Among the rst to arrive where the Sterlings, Chapmans and Hofmans. Others would join them in the years to come, lured by the promise of year-round summer, plentiful farming and the most beautiful skies youve ever seen. The Sundys, Zeders, Bonnets, McRaes, Casons, Catons and Browns were some of the rst white families. Other notable settlers included Otto Schrader, Carl Fessenberger, Peter Lewis, Frank Chapman, Frank Tennbrook, H. J. Sterling, Mr. Joel French, Sam Ellenwood, Fred Jauris, Jack Rice and Mr. Tasker. The Chambers, Simms, Brights, Campbells, Smiths, Bellanys, Coles, Muses, Newmans, Monroes and Cohens were some of the st black families. Interestingly, many of the earliest settlers were also from Germany or of German ancestry. The Hofmans, Wuepppers, Zills, Roths, Blanks, Millers and Freys were among this group. Adding to the diversity in the early 1900s, the Model Land Company brought in a number of Japanese immigrants who settled just south of Delray in a colony founded by Jo Sakai, called Yamato. The Japanese meticulously cared for their land and were highly respected for their unique farming methods characterized by the patient cultivation of small plots of land. They were successful cultivators of pineapples and vegetables. Through great hardships, these men and women worked together and built a life and a dream. The land was cleared by hand and farmland was developed. The original settlers labored endlessly to carve a town out of hostile wilderness. In the unrelenting sun, men fought off wildcats, rattlesnakes, boars and hordes of mosquitos so thick they darkened the sky at times. The land was covered with palmetto roots that often grew six feet long and three feet deep into the sand. They had to be uprooted before building and farming could begin. They survived the crippling freeze of 1895, sweltering summers and terrifying hurricanes. High nancial hopes were held by these early settlers for their winter crops to be sold and sent north on the Florida East Coast Railway, completed through Delray in 1896, by Henry Flagler. Flagler sold land to immigrants and industrious families who, in turn, populated new settlements strung along his ever-advancing railway and raised crops that his trains transported to market. The F.E.C. Railway was essential to the success of the towns agriculturebased economy and to the growth and development of Delray. Around 1902 farmers discovered that the wet, rich soil was perfect for growing pineapples and it is well documented that some of the nest pineapples in Florida were grown in Delray, known for their size and fragrance. The Pineapple was the mainstay for Delray farmers for many years, however due to Cuban competition and soil degradation, the tomato became top crop. Other Delray crops included Mangoes, Bananas, Papayas, Potatoes, Peppers, String Beans, Lima Beans, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Cabbage, Okra, Strawberries, Celery, Oranges, Grapefruit, Sugarcane and Guavas. For many years Delray hosted the County Fair and was the recipient of more blue ribbons for its products than any other town. Packing houses, canning factories and the famous Sundy Feed and Fertilizer were prominent and thriving businesses in Delay. Many women of the community worked in the factories and also sewed canvas aprons, leggings and gloves for the pickers. Young boys and girls worked in the packing houses after school and on Saturdays. Few can prevail with such courage. So it goes. It is our lot to work all our days. We go from strength to strength nurturing the soil, which, in turn, nurtures us in earths age-old pattern of tilling and reaping. So are we all toilers of the soil, keepers of the earth. from a letter dated 1902 from Anna Hofman to her mother.) As the Florida real estate boom of the late 1920s took hold, Delray Beach began its transition from a farming town to a resort town and lively artist and writers colony. Harsh winters, the extension of the railway, widespread drainage of the land and water table drop, all contributed to this transformation as well. The quiet canal along which many farms sprung widened and became the Intracoastal Waterway. Tomato elds were replaced by auto dealerships and pineapple elds were plowed under to make way for downtown buildings. Even so, the Florida land boom brought renewed prosperity to Delray. Today it is the entrepreneurial and adventurous spirit of these early farming settlers that we remember. Filled with awe by the pristine beauty of the untouched and wild tropical splendor, their vision and passion persevered. They saw something in Delray. They dug roots so deep that we continue to honor them today for transforming Delray Beach from an untamed wilderness into a thriving community. The Delray Beach Historical Society is proud to celebrate our agricultural history with a Farm-to-Table event coming up in January. It plans to be a spectacular food and wine-pairing event with Sommelier Stephanie Miskew and Chefs from Maxs Harvest, 32 East, Jimmys Bistro and The Grove. With special guest Farmer Jay Jason McCobb. Consumers are increasingly interested in understanding where their food comes from. Many local farms such as Alderman, Swank, Bedners, Heritage Hen Farm, Green Cay and Farmer Jay Organics provide local fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, herbs, poultry and dairy to Delray Beach restaurants. As well, many area farmers markets and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) organizations allow the consumer to have a direct relationship with local farmers. This very special evening will honor our farming past while celebrating our current Farm-to-Table renaissance. Call (561) 274-9578 for information. #1 Packing and transporting pineapples. #2 Tomato elds. #3 Typical packing house with men, women and children working. #3 Green Bean and Pepper Harvesting c. 1905. #5 In later years, Adolf Hofmann continued to enjoy his mango trees that he tended carefully throughout his life. All photos courtesy of the Delray Beach Historical Society AGRICULTURAL ROOTS continued from page 1 1 3 2 4 5


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12 December 2013 T he Delray Beach Pineapple DELRAY BEACH, FL Saturday, November 16, in a town known for great surf, the waves were chest high perfect for a surf competition the rst ever for the City of Delray Beach. This town has been known for its surf for decades and continues to draw men and women from all over to ride the waves of our South 4 Surf Area, says local surfer Sven Mautner, one of the ve main organizers of this event. Mayor Cary Glickstein visited Santa Cruz, California this summer, and when he returned he said, We need to have a Surf Festival in Delray Beach. We host many other events, and with the culture of surf that is here, it is only natural. And from that point a committee of local surfers in Delray Beach, and city staff, began the planning. The idea was to create an event with real surf competition but also to have a lot of fun, expressed Mautner. And it happened; there was a lot of fun had by all, the surfers, volunteers, the spectators, the sponsors and even the mayor. One of the main goals was to invite local businesses and merchants to get involved and support the event not for the event to make money. We needed to offset the cost of the event and any additional dollars were to be donated to the Delray Beach Ocean Rescue Team, expressed Tommy Leeman, planning committee member. The day of the event the sponsor board listed logos and names of over 45 businesses and families that contributed to this inaugural event. The day began at 9am with registration and breakfast sponsored by Caffe Luna Rosa. Music was playing, tents lined the edge of the shore, judges were in place and the MC and former Delray Beach Life Guard Jo Wagenhals, was on the microphone announcing the heats and getting the crowd excited. Surf heats ran throughout the morning, with 32 total surfers registered to compete. The rst up was the 14-17 age bracket and some of the better surfers in Delray Beach. In spite of the jellysh, they ripped it! The nal surng event was the kids completion 10 and under, with 6 participants. With the waves still very high, the ocean rescue team was in the water ready to assist, but these kids were amazing. It is exciting to watch such passion about surng from a group of 8 and 10 year-olds all that are growing up in the Delray Beach area. Crowds began to gather to watch the nal heats and to prepare for the Stand Up Paddle race that took place at 1:30pm. 18 individuals were ready to ght for the hand-made paddle trophy. Finishing strong was Matt Swany, from Delray Beach Water Sports who will hang his trophy proudly in the Shack, at the southend of the beach. The Ocean Rescue team set up the Beach Flag competition and divided the races into ages children rst, of course. It is wild to see how something so simple as a race for a piece of pvc pipe can be so much fun to watch! The adult beach ag competition was a bit more serious, but in the end, James Scala, Ocean Rescue Superintendent, won the event. The best event was saved for last. When was the last time you participated in a true Tugof War competition? 8 teams of six people began the competition but the last Tug-of-War battle included the entire group of participants, half on each side. Over 40 people were pulling and screaming to win the Huge Tug of War battle at Delrays First Annual Surf Festival. The Festival concluded with an Awards Ceremony on the beach, awarding the Surf Heat winners. Congratulations to the winners at Delrays First Annual Surf Festival. 18-older: T ristin Desmain 14-17 division: local favorite, T roy Sloan 11-13 Briana Heaney 10 & under division: Jaya Kinsey For the 10 & Under category, a special award was given for this division to the Most Courageous. A custom Stoner Skateboard was awarded to Solenne Simon, who was the rst in the water and paddled out the farthest. What a great day, cant wait for next year, was the comment that was heard around the tables at Deck 84, who hosted a fantastic After Party. Lots of great stories were told about the event, and smiles lled everyones face, expressing that age-old axiom the best surfer is the one having the most fun. Checkout the tons of video and photos available on the Delray Beach Surf Festival Facebook page. First Annual Surf Festival celebrates Delray Beachs surf culture FESTIVAL SCENESAtlantic AvenueNOVEMBER 9 & 10 Photos by Georgia Handy Photography


The Delray Beach Pineapple D ecember 2013 13 DELRAY BEACHCITY DIRECTORYDelray Beach City Hall 100 NW 1st Avenue Delray Beach, Florida 33444 www.mydelraybeach.comGeneral Information (561) 243-7000 Emergency 9-1-1 Non-Emergency (561) 243-7800 Citizen Service Requests (561) 243-7012 City Managers Ofce (561) 243-7010 Utility Billing (561) 243-7100 Water/Sewer Maint. (561) 243-7312 Parks & Recreation (561) 243-7250 Municipal Golf Course (561) 243-7380 City Clerks Ofce (561) 243-7050 Jobline (561) 243-6201 PBC Animal Control (561) 276-1344 Police Department (561) 243-7888 Fire Department (561) 243-7400 The Pineappledelray beach newspaper health & tness MAJOR SPONSORS SIGN ON FOR WELLFEST DELRAY 2014 The weekend of WellFest Delray becomes the weekend of WOWFest as sponsors and exhibitors get behind this breakthrough eventDelray Beach, FL., The weekend of March 8-9, 2014 promises to add a new element to Delrays event scene as the recently-trademarked event, WellFest Delray showcases a broad range of attractions focused on educating, motivating and inspiring the WellFest-lifestyle of being t, eating well, thinking positive, reducing stress, being informed and protecting the environment. The support has been impressive, states Bob Lipp the event creator. In just our second year, weve seen businesspeople from all areas get behind this important event. WellFest Delray 2014 features a Business Expo, Eat Well Food Court, WellFitness Area, WellPet Area, Expert Speakers at Hyatt Place and more! Sponsor numbers continue to grow and include: Smart Car Palm Beach, Hyatt Place Delray, Gulfstream Business Bank, Acupuncture Associates of Delray, Fiesta Pet Deli, Aziz Studios and more. WellFest Delray will be held in and around Delray Center for the Arts and promises to offer something for everyone whether they are new or committed to a WellFest lifestyle. This is really getting exciting, said Sandra Tribioli, Director of Operations. The energy and enthusiast continues to grow as more and more Exhibitors sign on for the Expo, Fitness, and WellPet area and participants are added to the Food Court. Major speakers like Dr. Brian Clement of Hippocrates will also be on hand to address the attendees, while Expert Speakers at Hyatt Place will includes speakers from a medical doctor discussing digestion to Feng Shui and meditation experts, plus impressive local chiropractors like Dr. Seyed H. Khatami and Dr. Lynn Migdal, as well as Dr. Susan Schiff, a leading Delray Acupuncturist. Attendance is expected to be large as Delray Beach is both an active-lifestyle community and a leading vacation destination during the winter months. Supporting the effort to inform and educate a public, eager to take positive steps with their lives and the lives of friends and family, will be the impressive Delray Beach Public Library system, The Library will be a WellFest Delray 2014 Sponsor, helping to promote books, videos and other content on WellFestoriented topics to the community. Its amazing to think that the event debuted on a Thursday in March 2013 and now were looking at holding a signicantly larger event just one year later, stated Bob Lipp. Frankly, Im not surprised at the enthusiasm, but delighted none-the-less that so many businesses, organizations and local residents have come forward to be a part of enhancing the WellFest Delray experience. Delray Beach was chosen as the perfect place to launch WellFest, based on the communitys feel good vibe and substantial health and tness-oriented business infrastructure. Bob and his team hope to build a WellFest-oriented lifestyle into the Delray brand, something that he believes can be accomplished in-part with WellFest Delray. A wellness-branded Delray can help to attract like-minded businesses to our area for a potential headquarters or regional ofce, adds Bob. Of course well also welcome them here to hold their meetings or to sponsor events like WellFest. Bob is not alone in that belief and has enlisted the services and expertise of former mayor Jeff Perlman, who is consulting on WellFest Delray. WellFest Delray 2014 will be the next big step in what we believe will become a yearly tradition in Delray, added Perlman. With its year round temperatures that favor an active lifestyle, Delray has always attracted sports, exercise and tness enthusiasts. Plus many of our restaurateurs and chefs are promoting healthier eating, which is why the new Eat Well Food & Beverage Court at WellFest Delray is a win-win. For further information, visit or contact Sandra, Alicia, Rachel, David or Bob at (FirstName@ The WellFest Delray 2014 team: From left, David Hall, Alicia Terrell, Rachel Bick, Bob Lipp, Sandra Tribioli.


14 December 2013 T he Delray Beach Pineapple Life lessons are hidden in places that you least expect. Most of the time we dont see the lessons because our awareness is somewhere else. Take my weekend for example. A simple road trip up north for a yoga workshop, turned out to be anything but simple, as I became in tuned to some of lifes most important lessons. Lesson 1 Dont be afraid to color outside the lines. Dont be so rigid with your plans. Sometimes veering off the path can enhance the journey. Not to say your destination has to change, but always remember there is more than one way to get there. Lesson 2 You get what give. Whether its a relationship, job, working out, or raising a kid. What you desire out of each experience, is exactly what you have to put into it. If you want love patience and understanding in a relationship, then thats exactly what you need to put in. If you are jealous, impatient or untrustworthy, then dont be surprised if thats what you get back. Lesson 3 No expectations. When you put expectations on situations and people, you can be let down. Why not leave expectations at home, and enjoy the moment for what it is. If you are in the process of a diet, and your expectations are to lose 30 lbs in a month and suddenly resemble Kate Moss, there is a good chance you will be let down. However, if you took out the expectations, and had health as your goal, you can celebrate smaller gains (or losses), by feeling healthier with each shed pound. Lesson 4 Just say no. Its ok to say no, even when you feel obligated to say yes. For a moment let it all be all about you. Set boundaries. Its ok to say no to your boss for the third time in a row to stay late, and its ok to say no about cooking dinner again. You shouldnt be saying yes to anyone else, unless you can say yes to yourself rst. Lesson 5 Theres beauty in everything. Wherever youre at right now, take a look at your surroundings. Take a moment to nd the beauty. Even out of the mud, the lotus ower blooms. Lesson 6 Change your habitsChange your life. How we speak, walk, socialize, exercise, eat etc. can all be traced back to our habits. Our belief systems are simply our thought habits. The people we even connect with are results of similar habits. With that being said, if there are changes we want to make in our lives, than its the habit cycle that is needed to be broken. Why are diets and new workout routines so hard in the beginning? What is the toughest part of a breakup with someone? Why do some people always have drama in their lives? I can go on, but you can answer each question with a unanimous uncomfortable habit change taking place. I feel the root of all our problems and successes stems from this simple philosophy, our habits determine the direction of our lives. We just have to be strong enough to recognize them, and willing to change the ones that no longer serve us. There is a famous saying, history always repeats itself. This statement is true only if you allow it to repeat. I created this article while traveling along the Florida Turnpike, and observing daily mundane events. I became deeply aware of my surroundings, and the teachings life presents with each passing moment. Do I feel enlightened? Nope. But Im certainly a tad less on repeat. Write me at: or call 561-929-8905Lessons for Life OM WASNT BUILT IN A DAYby David James Mellow Mushroom Delray Beach hosted more than 100 locals during its inaugural Vegan Night held Monday, November 25, 2013 at 5:30pm. The event featured South Florida certied health coach Pamela Higgins, founder and owner of Total Health Counseling, and vegan professional athlete and coach Richard Wygand, owner of RW Training and 10-time Ironman competitor both of whom spoke to attendees about the many benets of adopting a vegan lifestyle. Additionally, guests enjoyed samples of some of the pizza bakers favorite vegan menu options. Delray Beach health-focused establishments, including SloBody (conditioning infused yoga); Infrasweat (infrared sauna studio); and Juice Buzz (a Smoothie & Juice Bar in downtown Delray Beach) provided complimentary sessions and products that were rafed.Vegan Night at Mellow Mushroom Chris Evert/Raymond James ProCelebrity Tennis TournamentProceeds from the 24th Annual Chris Evert/ Raymond James ProCelebrity Tennis Classic, held November 15 17, totaled $600,000, and will be distributed through The Ounce of Prevention Fund. For more than 20 years, Chris Evert Charities has partnered with The Ounce of Prevention Fund, a public-private partnership that makes a measurable difference in the lives of Floridas vulnerable children. The event took place at the Boca Raton Resort and Club and Delray Beach Tennis Center and Stadium. health & tness Prevention is still the best medicine! By Laura Norman Special to The Pineapple When you have your health, you have everything. When you do not have your health, nothing else matters at all. Augusten Burroughs No matter what time of year it is, most people focus on their health, for as Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, Health is your greatest wealth! A millionaire with severe arthritis would certainly trade his wealth for the ability to walk easily, free from pain. Anyone faced with a health challenge, from an acute headache to chronic migraines, immediately shifts their priorities toward regaining a state of well-being. As 2013 winds down and we look ahead to the New Year, its a great time to take a good look at what steps we can take to ensure optimal health and well being. Prevention is better than cure. Desiderius Erasmus Being healthy is more than merely the absence of symptoms. It is experiencing vitality down to a cellular level. Its about waking up feeling refreshed, eager to begin your day with the condence that your body is up to the challenges at hand. In my practice, one of my primary goals is to help my clients remember how good it feels to be healthy and to stay healthy. A mans health can be judged by which he takes two at a time pills or stairs. Joan W elsh Reexology, a ve thousand year-old healing science, focuses on restoring the natural balance your body is capable of, resulting in profound relaxation, rejuvenation and regeneration down to the cellular level. In my practice, I extend these physical benets of traditional reexology to encompass my clients mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of wellness what I call Holistic Reexology. Many of my clients started seeing me to help them with a specic condition achy joints, constipation, insomnia, inability to concentrate, diabetes, weight gain, depression, just to name a few. The rst thing we do is deal with their current health challenge. Then we can focus on using Holistic Reexology to help them stay in balance and prevent dis-ease. Allow time for yourself! One of the biggest reasons I hear that keeps people from taking time for self-care is time! Clients have said, Im just too busy! I have so much to do! I dont have time to _______! (exercise, drink water, sleep, meditate ll in the blank with your own reason.) I tell my clients that, if they truly feel their schedule is full, they certainly want to stay out of the doctors ofce where the wait is long and they risk being around other sick people! As you set your New Years resolutions for 2014, choose now to make your health your top priority! Make a commitment to taking care of yourself, so you can be there for the important people in your life. Some suggestions to get you started: Take the time to nurture yourself. Eat healthy, stay well hydrated, exercise regularly and sleep at least 6-8 hours a day. Make time on your calendar for those you love. Connect with your spiritual center meditate, pray, express appreciation and gratitude. Allow for healing support and pampering schedule regular massages or reexology sessions. Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Condence is the greatest friend. Lao Tzu We at Laura Norman Wellness wish you a wonderful holiday season and a fabulously healthy New Year! Laura Norman, M.S., LMT, Holistic Reexologist and author of the best-selling book, Feet First: A Guide to Foot Reexology, offers private Reexology and Life Wellness Coaching sessions and Holistic Reexology Training Programs in Delray Beach Massachusetts and New York City. Visit Call 561-272-1220 photo by Cameraworks


The Delray Beach Pineapple D ecember 2013 15 health & tness Changing lives, one smile at a time Local orthodontist named Orthodontic Provider of the Week by national non-protDELRAY BEACH, FL Dr. Jacqueline Moroco of Moroco Orthodontics was selected to be featured as the Orthodontic Provider of the Week by Smiles Change Lives (SCL), a national non-prot that provides access to lifechanging orthodontic treatment to children from low-income families. I believe that its our duty as orthodontic professionals to reach out to children and families who cant afford orthodontic treatment, states Moroco, I am extremely happy to be part of such a noteworthy organization. Each week, Smiles Change Lives recognizes the work of one orthodontic provider, a team of providers or an orthodontic practice, that goes above and beyond the call of duty to support SCLs mission of bringing improved self esteem and healthy, happy smiles to the faces of children in need. Moroco has been an SCL provider since March 2003. Moroco was recognized throughout the week of November 11-17, 2013 on the Smiles Change Lives website (www.smileschangelives. org/com), and Facebook page (www.facebook. org/smileschangelives). Moroco offers her patients a way to participate in the Smiles Change Lives organization through her patient referral program. When her patients refer their family and friends, they can either receive a tailored $25 gift card or they can choose to have Moroco Orthodontics donate that money to SCL in their name. This year she also served as the head chairperson for the 14th annual Women of Grace Luncheon at The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. The event not only raises money for Bethesda Hospital in Delray Beach, but also honors ve women volunteers whose outstanding service for non-prot organizations inspires and enriches our community. About Dr. Jacqueline Moroco: Dr. Moroco was born and raised in Sharon, Pennsylvania, a small town northwest of Pittsburgh. After completing her orthodontic training at Baylor College of Dentistry, she found her home in South Florida. She loves Delray Beach and resides here with her husband, Jack Maloney, and her two children, Jack and Kate. Dr. Moroco has been practicing in Delray Beach since 1993 and rmly believes in supporting her town where she is actively involved in multiple professional and community organizations. About Smiles Change Lives: Smiles Change Lives promotes and provides access to life-changing orthodontic treatment for children from low-income families. Headquartered in Kansas City, the program has treated more than 5,000 children since 1997. With its origin as the Virginia Brown Community Orthodontic Partnership, Smiles Change Lives has emerged as the nations leader in providing access to orthodontic care for qualied and motivated youth. For more information, visit http://www. ElevenSpa Delray 9th Annual 11.11 Anniversary PartyElevenSpas 9th Annual 11.11 Anniversary Event took place this past November 11th at its agship Delray Beach location. Entertainment included a live performance by the Vanessa & Justin Enco Band, music by DJ Adam Lipson and a silent auction of which 100% of the proceeds benet Saluting Our Heroes. In South Florida, the spa and salon business as a whole faces a unique opportunity of being somewhat seasonal, says Salon & Spa Director, Ileana Garrido. She adds while this can be the norm for some, at ElevenSpa we pride ourselves on being a xture, not only for our semi-annual guests, but also for our communitys year-round residents. Located at 1440 N. Federal Highway, the 11,000 square foot facility offers a full service hair salon, a dedicated nail department, massage and body treatments and a team of professional estheticians offering everything from facial and skin care services to body waxing. In 2007 the spa introduced its proprietary skin care collection, ElevenSkin, with anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties derived from seaweed. Since then, ElevenSkin has gathered a strong celebrity following in addition to its devoted South Florida clientele. For more information please visit, and LEFT: Billy from Deck 84 pours Titos Vodka Love Potion for guests. PHOTO RIGHT: Teresa Deaz, Tatiana Reginello, Alexia Rouquette, Ileana Garrido, Nikki Oden, Seth Elting (all from ElevenSpa). PHOTO LEFT: Salon & Spa Director, Ileana Garrido hands out gift bags. PHOTO RIGHT: Guests enjoyed a performance by the Vanessa & Justin Enco Band and music by DJ Adam Lipson.


16 December 2013 T he Delray Beach Pineapple health & tness D ELRAY BEACH, FL More than 1500 amateur and professional bicycle racers and riders will converge upon Delray Beachs downtown Atlantic Avenue on Saturday, March 22 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. & Sunday, March 23, from 7 a.m to 12 p.m. for the 3rd Annual Delray Beach Twilight Festival. Spectators will line the street to watch cyclists speeding up to 35 mph on a .6-mile course of tight turns and straightaways. The DBTF is one of the key stops on the USA Crits and National Criterium Calendar (NCC). Some of the nations top men and women professional cyclists will take part in a day of high-speed racing that will be streamed live to the world. It is our pleasure to again welcome the top pro men and womens teams, as well as amateur competitors and spectators to the Delray Beach Twilight Festival says executive race director Chelsea Midlarsky. We are thrilled to showcase this unique event for a 3rd year in a row. The festival will include events for all ages and levels to include a GranFondo Garneau 100km Cycling Ride ($125 pp) includes a custom jersey, police escorts, Fit Food Express Catered Lunch and a nisher party; Amateur Criterium Races for intermediate and advanced USA Cycling riders; A Terrapin Beer Garden and Echelon Wine Lounge hosted by Park Tavern and Salt7 inside Worthing Park; Berman Plastic Surgery Professional Womens Criterium Race for elite and advanced women athletes; Pro Mens Criterium Race for professional and elite athletes to include current and former Olympic athletes, national and international champions; and multiple BMX stunt shows. Former Olympic Track Champion and Cycling Clothing Manufacture, Louis Garneau said, We are very excited to be going back to beautiful Florida for the second edition of the Granfondo Garneau-Florida 100km Cycling Ride. Come join us in Florida next March, you wont regret it! For more information, visit www. or call 561-869-4916. About the Delray Beach Twilight The Delray Beach Twilight was created in 2011 by RAC Event Production, LLC. to bring a large cycling event to South Florida presented as a family-friendly festival promoting health, wellness and tness. About the Granfondo Garneau Florida Ride The Granfondo Garneau Florida Ride is a premier road cycling event in South Florida. Built off the tremendous success of the Granfondo Garneau-Cascades presented by Quebecor. An epic cycling experience for the masses!PLANS UNDERWAY FOR 3RD ANNUAL DELRAY BEACH TWILIGHT FESTIVALOne-of-a-kind sporting & lifestyle event set for March 22 & 23, 2014 During this past month of November the Milagro Center STARS explored the living value of UNITY. Here, in their own words, is what the kids said about the meaning of UNITY: Working together as a team so that everything comes out good. Cephanie, 1st grade Unity is about helping another person so you dont have to do so much work by yourself. Emilia, 1st grade The purpose of unity is working together to make things better for all of us. Anthony, 5th grade Unity is when two groups work together to try to capture the ag!. Naima, Kindergarten Unity is kind of like when we play Duck Duck Goose together and chase each other. Ethan, 1st grade Unity makes success happen because you are accomplishing something with another person and two heads are better than one! Kayla, 5th grade WWW.MILAGROCENTER.ORG UNITY Expires 12/20/13 The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to return to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted service, examination or treatment. HAPPY HOLIDAY HEALTH Bring a new unwrapped toy and receive your Chiropractic exam and Xrays for $25. (Toys will be donated to the Achievement Center)


The Delray Beach Pineapple D ecember 2013 17 How to stop having panic attacks If you have ever had an actual panic attack then you probably started reading this because you NEVER want to have another one. Panic attacks are bad. They feel like death; like what we imagine a heart attack to feel like if not worse. They scare us and terrify us as much as a near death experience would. I would argue that many actual heart attacks do not feel as bad as most panic attacks do. Panic attacks are truly horrible yet so common. Why do they happen? How do you make them go away? In order to accomplish that, you must rst understand how they work. A panic attack is an abrupt, intense escalation of anxiety that overwhelms the affected individual with disabling physical and psychological symptoms. The symptoms include any combination of a racing heart, difculty breathing, a sense of loss of control, shaking, light-headedness, sweating, intense fear, nausea, tunnel vision, and a sense of impending death. They can occur for any number of reasons, including just coming on spontaneously for no apparent reason. The experience can be so bad that anticipatory anxiety can develop, with a persisting fear of when the next attack may occur. Anticipatory anxiety can lead to avoidant behavior, with an affected individual starting to avoid situations that they associate with an attack. This a big part of why many people cannot use elevators, go on planes, go into supermarkets, or drive on the highway. Left untreated, the world of an affected person can shrink quickly. This is why proper identication and treatment of a panic attack related disorder is so important. Proper diagnosis of a panic attack related disorder includes consideration of contributing factors and situations. Excessive anxiety to an irrational degree due to a specic object, animal or situation can indicate a Specic Phobia. Examples of this include Arachnophobia (fear of spiders), Acrophobia (fear of heights), and Coulrophobia (fear of clowns). When the provocative situation specically involves social interactions with other people, Social Phobia is suspected. Abuse of drugs and overuse of caffeine could easily cause panic attacks in many otherwise calm people. Random panic attacks out of the blue, with no apparent trigger, can be seen in Panic Disorder. Treatment is critical, to avoid psychological progression and worsening of any of these conditions. Contrary to popular belief, medications are not the best way of controlling a panic attack that has already started. Medications take time to be absorbed into the bloodstream, typically longer than the duration of an actual attack. Breathing in and out of a small paper bag, as often depicted in the movies, actually works to subdue an active eruption of anxiety. This technique, known as carbon dioxide rebreathing, works by normalizing the pH of the blood that would otherwise have risen too high from breathing off too much carbon dioxide during hyperventilation. Meditation, visual imagery, and calming mantras can also stop attacks. Leaving or escaping from an anxiety-provoking situation may alleviate symptoms in the moment, but can worsen fear of similar situations in the future. Prevention of future attacks is the ultimate goal of treatment. Medications and psychotherapy can be very effective in the prevention of anxiety and panic. Medications that act by increasing Serotonin, such as the entire class of Serotonin Selective Reuptake Inhibitors (often called SSRIs), are preferred over tranquilizers such as Xanax, Valium and Ativan. These types of tranquilizers, from the Benzodiazepine class of medications, are effective for controlling anxiety in the short term but much less adept at long term prevention. They tend to create physical dependence if taken regularly for a prolonged period of time and have the potential for causing addiction. SSRIs have the potential to completely prevent the occurrence of future panic attacks and can be weaned off over time, especially following a successful course of psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, especially Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), can be highly effective in teaching tools and coping skills to manage and prevent anxiety. These benets are much longer lasting and are the best ways to allow someone to come off of medications at some point. Therapy is often done in combination with the medications at rst, to give the most relief in the shortest amount of time. Other non-medical fundamentals such as eliminating caffeine, increasing exercise, and getting enough sleep will help yield the best results. Certain medical tests, such as screening for thyroid disease, help assess for treatable medical causes of anxiety. Unchecked anxiety and panic attacks can ruin a persons quality of life. This is completely avoidable now with so many medical and nonmedical treatments available. If you already suffer from panic attacks or another anxiety disorder, realize that your condition is very treatable and potentially curable. The next step is to seek out help and engage an effective treatment regimen. Dr Rodriguez is the founder, CEO and Medical Director of the Delray Center For Healing, which offers outpatient anxiety programs including services such as medical treatment, psychotherapy, CBT, DBT, vitamin therapy, acupuncture, massage, yoga, tness, and nutrition. Delray Center For Healing 403 SE 1st Street, Delray Beach, FL 33483 888-699-5679 by Dr. Raul Rodriguez


18 December 2013 T he Delray Beach Pineapple health & tness Known as the countrys greatest generation for leading change, baby boomers make up roughly 26 percent of the United States total populationat about 78 million people. Over the years theyve reinvented almost everything about the way America livesfrom the music we listen to, to the cars we drive, to the technology we rely upon, to the way we age. Never known as an understated generation, baby boomers have already made it clear that they wont be fading quietly into retirement. On the contrary, theyre all about staying active and engaged. This generation understands that in order to fully enjoy the experiences of life, you need to stay connected to it. So rather than deny a hearing loss and suffer the negative social, cognitive, and professional consequences that inevitably result from leaving it unaddressed, baby boomers are increasingly dealing with hearing loss head on. Boomers in their 40s, 50s and 60s are getting their hearing tested. And theyre benetting from the technological revolution taking place in the hearing aid marketplace. Simply put, the generation has caught onto the fact that todays state-of-the-art hearing aids are highly effective, sleek and sophisticated wearable electronics that can help them stay actively connected to lifenot to mention to all their other prized electronics. 5 trending facts about todays hearing aids: 1. Theyre virtually invisible. Many of todays hearing aids sit discreetly and comfortably inside the ear canal, providing both natural sound quality, and discreet and easy use. 2. They automatically adjust to all kinds of soundscapes. Recent technological advances with directional microphones have made hearing aids far more versatile than ever beforeand in a broad range of sound environments. 3. You can enjoy water sports and sweat while wearing them. Waterproof digital hearing aids have arrived. This feature is built into some newly designed hearing aids for those concerned about water, humidity, and dust. This feature suits the active lifestyles of swimmers, skiers, snowboarders, intensive sports enthusiasts and anyone working in dusty, demanding environments. 4. They work with smartphones, home entertainment systems and other prized electronics. Wireless, digital hearing aids are now the norm. That means seamless connectivitydirectly into your hearing aid(s) at volumes that are just right for youfrom your smartphone, MP3 player, television and other high-tech gadgets. 5. Theyre always at the ready. A new rechargeable feature on some newly designed hearing aids allows you to recharge your hearing aids every night, so theyre ready in the morning. Its super convenientand theres no more fumbling with small batteries. More than any generation before them, baby boomers have adopted lifestyles that help them stay healthy and t. They are embracing modern technologies that enable them to stay connected to the world around them and involved in it. An important way in which active baby boomers are keeping up their youthful pace is by taking care of their hearing. Schedule a hearing test or Complimentary Consultation. Call Hearing Partners of South Florida at 561638-6530 (Delray Beach ofce) or 561-7366002 (Boynton Beach ofce) and take the rst step in your hearing healthcare. Learn more at www.myhearingpartners.comHow Americas change-leading generation has redesigned aging The Medical Entrepreneur Symposium hosts The Elevator Pitch SessionsOne day symposium to help physicians learn how to fund a start upDELRAY BEACH, FL The Medical Entrepreneur Symposium, a unique educational meeting for physicians, medical students, residents and entrepreneurs has drawn some of the biggest names in healthcare, technology and practice management. For the rst time ever, The Medical Entrepreneur Symposium will be adding a one day event on Saturday only on December 7th. The meeting will be geared towards helping physicians learn how to fund their next venture. We are excited this year to add another meeting to our portfolio of educational tools for physicians that are choosing to become entrepreneurs, says Dr. Steven Hacker, Founder & Course Director of The Medical Entrepreneur Symposium. We wanted to give physicians a one day intense meeting with a repeat of the Shark Tank like session we had last symposium that was lled to capacity with standing room only , says Dr. Steven Hacker. This extraordinary forum will enable physicians to hear from previously successful physician entrepreneurs that built and sold companies for signicant amounts. Basically how they did it and what challenges they faced, says Dr. Hacker. Additionally, as we have done in the past we will hold The Elevator Pitch Sessions where selected physician entrepreneurs can pitch their business plans to potential investors and entrepreneurial experts in a rapid re format that mirrors Shark Tanks successful format. There is limited availability and last years meeting sold out. Early bird registration remains until Thanksgiving 2013 and costs start at $99 for physicians, residents, entrepreneurs and students to attend and increases to $199 the day of the meeting. The symposium is being held for the third time at the Delray Beach Marriott in Delray Beach, Florida, from December 7th, 2013. Physicians, Medical Students Residents and entrepreneurs can register for the meeting online at www.TheMedicalEntrepreneur. com. Space is limited. Corporate sponsors may email Dr. Hacker at info@ The Medical Entrepreneur Symposium at Delray Beach Marriott was founded by Dr. Steven Hacker and is part of a portfolio of properties including Mobile Applications, TextBooks, and the American Academy of Medical Entrepreneurs (AAME) to help physicians learn to become better entrepreneurs in their business and their practice. Dr. Hacker is the top-selling author of the business book, The Medical Entrepreneur ( and has started and sold many well known companies including and PassportMD. For more information about The Medical Entrepreneur Symposium, visit www. Veterans Parks to offer Tai Chi Fitness program designed to improve mental well beingThe City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation invites adults to Tai Chi, a tness program that will allow participants to experience the benets of this ancient Chinese system of exercise and meditation. It will also improve your exibility, balance, muscle tone, energy and over all mental well-being. Classes will be held every Monday from 10:00 am 11:00 am at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st Street. The cost per class is $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents. To register and/or for more information, contact Samantha Roland at (561) 243-7350 or E-mail


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The Delray Beach Pineapple D ecember 2013 21 Delray Beach non-prot provides college scholarships and mentoring to local studentsPhilanthropist and lifelong entrepreneur, Carl DeSantis, has announced a $1 million donation to the Dare 2 Be Great Foundation (, a Delray Beach nonprot that provides college scholarships and mentoring programs to outstanding, nancially needy Delray Beach students. DeSantis, a long-time Delray Beach business leader, was the founder, CEO and Chairman of Rexall Sundown, a vitamin manufacturer and distributor that grew from a small mail order business in his garage to a worldwide leader in nutritional supplements. DeSantis sold the company in 2000 to Royal Numico, a Dutch conglomerate, for in excess of a billion dollars. This donation is a game changer, said Dare 2 Be Great co-founder Morgan Russell. This will enable Dare 2 Be Great to reach new heights and allow us to mentor and support the next generation of Delray Beach leaders and entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship is an integral piece of Delrays future, so learning from Carl DeSantis will be an enormous benet to our students. They are sure to be inspired by his self-made story and the lessons hes learned along the way. His generosity of spirit will enable us to educate and mentor so many more students who are going to have a major impact on Delray Beachs future. I am impressed by the mission and accomplishments of Dare 2 Be Great, DeSantis said. And I am honored to be able to help our local young people achieve their potential by giving them an opportunity to be educated and to learn from mentors what it takes to succeed and win in life. The goal we all share is to invest in the future of Delray Beach by investing in its youth. Im thrilled to be able to help. For the past 13 years, DeSantis has been a philanthropist and a real estate investor while continuing to pursue entrepreneurial ventures. Among his companies are Celsius, a scientically proven calorie burning beverage, Tabanero Hot Sauce, a Bespoke mens shirt company and other investments including restaurants and ofce buildings. I never wanted lack of nances to hinder greatness, said DeSantis. Thats why this program appeals to me. But what makes me so passionate about Dare 2 Be Great is the programs goal to have the most promising youth of Delray Beach DECEMBER 2013 By Jeff Perlman Special to The PineappleIf you were one of the lucky people to have snagged a ticket to the sold-out performance of Black Violin at Plumosa Elementary School of the Arts this past month, you experienced a magical night. Two local musicians Wil B. and Kev Marcus rocked the house with a unique blend of classical hip-hop. People were literally dancing in the aisles at a violin concert. We kid you not. The duo rst took violin lessons in a public grade school and later teamed up at Dillard High in Fort Lauderdale, a partnership that eventually led to international appearances and touring with the likes of Alicia Keys. Music was the key to their success; the spark that made school matter to two young men. A similar spark saved Rashad and Tashad Gardenhire, two 20 year old Delray Beach twins who turned a nightmarish childhood into something positive through their music. Performing as Double Trouble, the duo doesnt shy away from their story: a father serving a life sentence and bouncing around in the foster care system. Music saved their lives and may yet make them rich and famous. They are certainly off to a good start with a performance on TVs X Factor. They warmed up for Black Violin and the local crowd loved them. Rashad and Tashad are electrifying performers, putting their own spin to classics such as Aint No Sunshine and the Leonard Cohen staple Hallelujah which takes on new layers when you know their story. From the stage they acknowledged the inuence that Delrays renowned Arts Garage has had on their young careers, giving them their rst chance to perform as headliners in September with another show scheduled for later this month. Meanwhile, at Plumosa Elementary School, once endangered with dwindling enrollment, a new facility and an arts magnet has reignited passion for the schoolas evidenced by Saturdays sold-out performance and a similar packed house for students and parents Friday. Yes, the arts are an engine. Culture sparks creativity, inspiration, passion, joy and economic development. Delrays renaissance was sparked by the restoration of Old School Square, now known as the Delray Center for the Arts. The Arts Garage has benetted Pineapple Grove, gained regional recognition and attracted serious music and theater fans from far and wide. But aside from providing unforgettable performances in an intimate venuethe same night that Black Violin performed legendary jazz guitarist The Arts Drive Delray Delray needs to become not just an importer of the arts (by providing venues for visiting artists to perform) but an exporter as well. Recently retired Cultural Council Vice President Bill Nix Continued on page 30DELRAY BEACH, FL The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Board of Commissioners selected Equity Enterprises USA as the successful respondent to a recent Request for Proposals (RFP) at a meeting held on Thursday, October 24th. The proposal from Equity Enterprises USA was selected over others received in response to an RFP for 6.23 acres of property along the West Atlantic Avenue corridor, issued in May 2013. Equity Enterprises USA has proposed the creation of 43,638 S.F. of retail space, 34,000 S.F. of Class A ofce space, and 129 residential rental units, as well as 457 parking spaces in a combination of surface spaces and parking garage. The project will cost an estimated $35 million to build. The developers have not requested the use of any CRA incentives; instead they have offered to acquire the property outright at a purchase price of $1,000,000 to be paid over a six-year period. Led by an experienced, internationally recognized developer, Equity Enterprises USA has also partnered with two local rms Currie Sowards Aguila Architects, and Randolph & Dewdney Construction, Inc. The development team has also committed to help relocate existing West Atlantic Avenue businesses in the new development. The project site is located along the south side of West Atlantic Avenue, between SW 6th and SW 9th Avenues, immediately east of the upcoming Faireld Inn. After a period of negotiation between the CRA and Equity Enterprises to determine specic contractual obligations, the development team will then begin the normal land use approval process for redevelopment of the subject properties. The proposal from Equity Enterprises USA is available online, at eQpjH7. To learn more about other CRA projects and initiatives, visit the CRA website at or call the CRA ofce at (561) 276-8640.Delray CRA selects local team for West Atlantic Avenue Redevelopment Project Continued on page 30 AT THE WATER COOLER Entrepreneur Carl DeSantis donates $1 Million to the Dare 2 Be Great Foundation Morgan Russell and Carl DeSantisA FLORIDA SCHOOL SCORES AGAIN IN THE UNIFORM DESIGN ARMS RACEDesigner and benefactor behind the Atlantic High football uniform sensation, bring basketball uniforms to Village Academy DELRAY BEACH, FL One year after Atlantic High School captivated the national sports media with the debut of their ultra modern football uniforms, the fearless designer and philanthropic law rm that started it all is back at it again. 1-800-TheBoss (a.k.a. Carner, Newmark and Cohen LLP) and FuturisticWoo is bringing fame to yet another low income public school in South Florida with the donation of a stylish, cuttingedge basketball uniform created especially for Village Academy. Unveiled for the rst time last week when Village Academy played against Elev8 Sports Institutes basketball team, the uniforms were the obvious MVP. 1-800-The-Boss and FuturisticWoo have become a dedicated team, working together on various projects aimed at bringing funding and attention to South Florida schools serving families living below the poverty line. We want to help those in the community who need it the most and we realized early on that channeling the resources of FuturisticWoos design expertise and my long-time involvement in fundraising for local school programming could result in something great for the kids and Continued on page 27


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The Delray Beach Pineapple D ecember 2013 23 SOUTH FLORIDA SCIENCE CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW MARKETING DIRECTOR WEST PALM BEACH, FL Belen Woods has joined the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium as marketing director, according to Lew Crampton, chief executive ofcer for the newly expanded center. In her new role, Woods will be responsible for promoting exhibits, building the Science Centers new brand and increasing the scope of annual visitors to the Center, among other things. We are excited to welcome Belen to our team, said Crampton. She has just the right combination of experience, work ethic and creativity for her new role. We know she will be instrumental in taking the Science Center to the next level. The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, formerly known as the South Florida Science Museum, recently completed a $5 million expansion and renovation. With a new mission to open every mind to science, the Science Center features more than 50 handson educational exhibits, an 8,000 gallon fresh and salt water aquariumfeaturing both local and exotic marine life, a digital planetarium, conservation research station, Florida exhibit hall and an interactive Everglades exhibit. Formerly the marketing coordinator for the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, Woods is equally ecstatic about her new role. I am thrilled to join such a wonderful institution, especially during such a pivotal time in their history, stated Woods. The Science Center now has the capacity to reach more visitors than it ever has before, and I look forward to expanding that reach as we bring in blockbuster traveling exhibits to this beautiful new space. A West Palm Beach native and current resident, Woods earned a bachelor of arts degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University. In her spare time Woods enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing with her rescued Labrador retriever, Mia, and exploring her hobby as an amateur photographer. For more information about the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, call 561-832-1988 or visit www.sfsciencecenter. org. Like the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @SFScienceCenter. ATTENTION MAXXINISTAS: NEW T.J.MAXX OPENS IN DELRAY BEACH T.J.Maxx, one of the nations largest offprice retailers with more than 1,000 stores currently operating in 49 states and Puerto Rico, opened a new store in Delray Beach on November 17, 2013. We are pleased to expand our store base to Delray Beach, delivering value and an exciting selection of fashion to serve the needs of customers, said Richard Sherr, President of T.J.Maxx. With thousands of new items from top designers and brands arriving in each store every week from around the world, shoppers will discover a completely new store full of amazing values every time they visit. T.J.Maxx offers high quality and ontrend merchandise from top designers at unbelievable prices. T.J.Maxx buyers live, breathe and exude fashion, working with more than 16,000 brands and designers around the world to score the most coveted pieces at prices that will wow shoppers. Buyers shop year-round verses seasonally to take advantage of merchandise opportunities as they arise, allowing T.J.Maxx to be smarter about trends. In addition to providing a new shopping option for local residents, the new store will add approximately 60 full and part-time jobs to the area. In celebration of its new Delray Beach location, T.J.Maxx contributed to the surrounding community by presenting a $5,000 donation to The Caring Kitchen at the ribbon-cutting ceremony held this past November 17th. The new store will also join all other stores nationwide in sponsoring a child who participates in Save The Childrens U.S. Programs. T.J.Maxx also supports Autism Speaks and Joslin Diabetes Center with annual in-store fundraising campaigns. For fashion tips, style alerts and more, visit or Twitter at @ tjmaxx. CULTURAL COUNCIL OF PALM BEACH COUNTY ANNOUNCES NEW PR COORDINATOR, BEBE NOVICK-BRODIGAN LAKE WORTH, FL Rena Blades, President and Chief Executive Ofcer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County announced today Bebe Novick-Brodigan has joined the Council as its new Public Relations Coordinator as of October 28th. NovickBrodigan may be reached at bbrodigan@ or 561-471-1602. Novick-Brodigan is a communications professional with over 20 years of experience in television news a majority of that time as assistant news director and special projects manager at WPEC-TV, CBS 12 in West Palm Beach. Prior to that, she worked in television news in Macon, Georgia and Gainesville, Florida. Most recently, she served as communications director at the Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy in West Palm Beach, handling the schools newsletters, public relations and social media. Novick-Brodigan has also worked as an independent television producer for Komen for the Cure, and as a freelance writer. She plans to bring an awareness of the depth and quality of the cultural offerings available to both residents and visitors to the Palm Beaches. Palm Beach County is my home, and I am so proud to represent an organization like the Cultural Council which serves our communitys artists in such a unique way, she said. We are very excited about working with Bebe in promoting the work of local arts organizations and individual artists in Palm Beach County, said Marilyn Bauer, director of marketing and government affairs for the Council. Novick-Brodigan is a native of Miami Beach, and a graduate of the University of Floridas College of Journalism and Communications. For more information, please visit www. biz briefs JUST LISTED JUST LISTED JUST LISTED JUST LISTED JUST LISTED UNDER CONTRACT 100 NE 5th Ave | Delray Beach, FL 33483 Office: 561-266-3119 Fax: 561-491-5178 Marketing Director Belen Woods Marketing Director Belen Woods


24 December 2013 T he Delray Beach Pineapple BUZZ AGENCY EXPANDS CLIENT ROSTER The Buzz Agency (TBA) www., a South Florida-based public relations, social media and special events rm, has recently expanded its client roster to include Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission | Student Showcase of Films, Hpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti, Congregation Bnai Israel, Chamber Music Series | Palm Beach. Fresh Meal Plan, and Elements Therapeutic Massage | Boca Raton. In 2013, The Buzz Agency was named one of the Top 25 Public Relations Agencies by the South Florida Business Journal. The rm was co-founded in 2009 by Julie Mullen and Elizabeth Kelley Grace, seasoned communications veterans. After just four years in business, we are thrilled with our rate of growth and the high level of quality clients we have added to our roster, said Kelley Grace. The rms roster also includes such prestigious clients as Lord & Taylor, Tanteo Tequila, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, WCI Communities, Delray Beach Marriott, SunFest, The Max Group, Consolidated Restaurant Operations, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Cloud 10 Blow Dry Bar & Makeup Salon, Fountains Center, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Caridad Center, The Sonoma House, The Symphonia | Boca Raton, Shoppe 561, Salon Verde, among others. To learn more about the agency at www. and follow them on Twitter for client news and other updates @ thebuzzagency. DELRAY BEACH CITY OFFICIALS HONORED The City of Delray Beach is proud to announce that Vice-Mayor Al Jacquet, City Commissioner Angeleta Gray and City Manager Louie Chapman, Jr. have been selected by Palm Beach County (PBC) Legacy Magazine to join an elite group deemed Palm Beach Countys Most Powerful Black Professionals in Business and Industry for 2013. Our city ofcials were recognized for their commitment to public service, acknowledging professional and civic accomplishments that have signicantly contributed to the success of the community in which they serve. PBC Legacy Magazine will host a reception in December to honor all distinguished recipients and to celebrate their notable achievements. Vice-Mayor Al Jacquet, Delray Beach resident since 1990, was elected to the City Commission in 2012. A graduate of Atlantic High School, he attended DePauw University, earning a Bachelors Degree in Economics. He also studied at the University of Westminster in London. His education continued at St. Thomas University School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctorate degree, and is licensed to practice in the state of Florida. Long time resident and owner of Top Notch Beauty Spa & Suites, City Commissioner Angeleta Gray is well known for her commitment to public service. Her dedication to economic development, education and the preservation of quality neighborhoods has earned her the trust and respect of the community. Gray also serves on the PBC Health Care District and PBC League of Cities Boards. Prior board appointments include Florida and PBC Caucus of Black Elected Ofcials, TED Center, Community Redevelopment Agency and Roots Cultural Festival. Louie Chapman, Jr., City Manager of Delray Beach, governs the operation of city services. As Chief Executive Ofcer, he engages regularly with the Mayor and City Commission on public policy, issues and ordinances. Chapmans professional career includes 19 years as Town Manager for Bloomeld, Connecticut, successfully recruiting new industry and maintaining the Towns AA Bond rating. Previously, he held positions with the municipalities of Charlottesville, Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia. He holds a Master of Planning Degree from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Norfolk State University. For more information, contact the Public Information Ofce at (561) 243-7190 or E-mail COLLISION CONCEPTS OF DELRAY AWARDED WITH ASSURED PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATION DELRAY BEACH, FL Collision Concepts of Delray has been awarded Assured Performance Certication for meeting the organizations business standards of excellence. This achievement signies that Collision Concepts of Delray has the right tools, equipment, training, and facility necessary to repair vehicles back to manufacturer specications ensuring the t, nish, durability, value, and safety of vehicles being manufactured and driven today. With their Assured Performance Certication, Collision Concepts of Delray is now ofcially recognized by Chrysler, GM, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. According to shop owner, Edward Quintela, When your vehicle has been in an accident, Collision Concepts of Delray is where you will nd the most skilled, trustworthy, and highest-quality collision repair services in the business. We believe that honesty, integrity, and customer satisfaction are the most important factors in business, and we apply this thinking to every single vehicle we repair. Customers want peace of mind and need condence knowing that their vehicle is repaired by a shop that has what it takes to ensure the vehicle t, nish, value, and safety, said Scott Biggs, founder and CEO of Assured Performance Network. Collision Concepts of Delray is a shop that has made the investment to meet the industrys highest standards to become a Certied Collision Care Provider. They represent the standard by which all others are measured and a business that consumers can rely upon with condence. biz briefs


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26 December 2013 T he Delray Beach Pineapple real estate briefs MARC HERSHMAN AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE INC. JOIN FORCES WITH THE KEYES COMPANY DELRAY BEACH, FL Marc A. Hershman, 42, licensed Real Estate Broker and owner of The Speaker of The House, Inc. has joined forces with The Keyes Company. Hershman will be a Realtor within the prestigious Luxury Portfolio Division of The Keyes Company. After 15 years in the real estate industry, Hershman is excited for this new opportunity. I moved to Palm Beach from Broward, got married and now am starting a family of my own. While in Broward, my company received many offers to merge with other real estate rms. Although none suited our needs at that point in our lives, The Keyes Company and Steven Reibel, Senior Vice President of The Keyes Company, had been steadfast in their recruiting and follow up. After every meeting with Steven I was impressed with his energy and high level of professionalism. That was never more true than after our last meeting, when I decided to merge with The Keyes Company, commented Hershman. With a career built in a family business, it was important to Hershman to choose the best t for his growing company. Realizing that a franchise would not be the right option for him, he opted for the family and team building culture that Keyes nourishes. The Keyes Company is built on family values, upon getting to know Marc, we knew we had found the right t. We look forward to assisting in his continued success in real estate, stated Mike Pappas, President & CEO of The Keyes Company. A Licensed Real Estate Broker with over 350 transactions, Hershman hails from Long Island, NY, but has lived in and worked along the Palm Beach and Broward coasts for the last 22 years. He lives in the new and exciting West Delray area and specializes in new communities. Hershman can be reached via phone at (561) 320-1971 or via email at Visit his site at Since The Keyes Companys founding in 1926 in Miami, Florida, its team of professionals has cultivated a reputation for meeting the diverse real estate needs of families, investors and businesses owners. The remarkable longevity of this independently owned family business is a testament to its performance and success within the full range of market conditions. Keyes network of ofces, professional associates and strategic partnerships serve customers regionally, nationally and internationally. The company consistently ranks among the Top 100 real estate companies in the country, as measured by both sales and transaction volume. For more information, go to HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AWARDED $200,000 NEIGHBORHOOD BUILDER GRANT FROM BANK OF AMERICA The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has recognized Habitat of Humanity of South Palm Beach County (HFHSPBC) as part of its Neighborhood Builder program. The awards recognizes high-performing nonprots that have made a signicant impact working in the banks priority funding areas of housing, jobs and hunger relief. Awardees are provided with $200,000 in core operating support over two years. In addition, an emerging leader from the nonprot will participate in a leadership development program during the rst year of funding. These leaders gain valuable skills while applying funding where it is most needed. This philanthropic investment in nonprot leadership development is the largest in the nation with over 730 organizations recognized and 1,500 nonprot leaders trained since 2004. The Neighborhood Builders program is a capstone initiative building on the banks broader philanthropic commitment to addressing core issues that are critical to the economic vitality of local economies, with a particular focus on low and moderate income communities. HFHSPBC is at the half-way point of completing the Ocean Breeze West project, located in the Heart of Boynton Beach. This 21 new home community came to fruition through collaboration with the City of Boynton Beach, the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the Boynton Beach Faith Based Community Development Corporation (CDC). The project began in 2011 and will be completed by June, 2014. HFHSPBC is deeply honored to be chosen for the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Grant, said HFHSPBC Executive Director, Michael Campbell. This award will allow us to continue our mission to build stronger, safer neighborhoods. CHAMPAGNE & PARISI REAL ESTATE WELCOMES CLAIRE COLLINS AND TEAM Champagne & Parisi Real Estate, a leading broker of luxury residential real estate, announced that Claire Collins has joined Champagne & Parisi as Designated Broker. Collins, an industry veteran and former owner of Collins 1st Realty Corp., will be serving as Champagne & Parisis designated broker for its two ofces located in The Preserve at 7700 Congress Avenue and at 151 North Ocean Blvd. in Boca Raton, Florida. Collins brings with her a team of seven sales associates. We are very excited that Claire and her team have joined Champagne & Parisi, said Caesar Parisi, co-founder of Champagne & Parisi. Claire brings a wealth of experience servicing clients in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Gulfstream and Ocean Ridge, and her reputation for operating with the highest level of integrity is just what we were looking for in a Broker, said Parisi. I and my associates are very excited about merging our business into Champagne & Parisi, said Collins. Champagne & Parisis outstanding Internet presence and leadgenerating capabilities will not only increase our ability to service clients on the buy-side, but also will allow us to expose our sell-side listings to buyers from all over the world at a time when we are seeing a lot of demand from overseas, said Collins. About Champagne & Parisi Champagne & Parisi Real Estate is a leading broker of luxury residential real estate in South Florida. For more information, visit or DELRAY-BASED HC REAL ESTATE CAPITAL ARRANGES $12,500,000 IN FINANCING Chris Caveglia and Kurt Hoffmann of HC Real Estate Capital have arranged $12,500,000 in nancing for Briar Landing at the Enclave (BL) and Palms Point at Coral Springs (PP). Combined, there are 280 units that are 98.5% occupied. HC Real Estate Capital utilized its relationship with the lender to create a structure that would allow the borrower to renance their existing debt with a new 5-year loan. Briar Landings at the Enclave is located in Naples, Florida and was built in 1990. The project was converted to condominiums in 2006 and consists of 138 units within a 240-unit condominium community. Palms Point at Coral Springs is located in Coral Springs, Florida and was built in 2003. The project consists of 142 units within a 377-unit condominium community. Chris Caveglia, Principal at HC Real Estate Capital stated, Both properties are 98.5% occupied and offer resort style amenities and are in close proximity to schools, golf courses, restaurants and shopping. Caveglia went on to say, the loan structure allows the borrower to carry out the long term plan with both properties. Hoffmann and Caveglia also recently arranged $5,250,000 in nancing for the Greenhouse Ofce Building located in Boca Raton. Financing was arranged through a local lender with a 5-year term and a 25year amortization schedule at a competitive xed interest rate. The property is a Class B three -story multi-tenant ofce building totaling 71,820 SF of rentable area. The renance allowed the borrower to recapture equity as well as reduce his interest rate. Caveglia stated, months ago, when the borrower took over the property, it was 45% occupied at below market rents. The buyer implemented an aggressive leasing and renovation plan and is now 99% occupied. In addition, the pair also have recently arranged $1,400,000 in nancing for the 21 Drops ofce building located at 290 SE 6th Avenue in Delray Beach. The 21 Drops building is a 6,850 SF class A freestanding historic ofce building that is well positioned on Federal Highway just three blocks south of Atlantic Avenue. The building was originally built in 1949, as an auto showroom/garage for Adams Chevrolet on Federal Highway. In 2013 the property was converted to include the headquarters of 21 Drops, a modern line of essential oil products sold in retail stores and spas worldwide. Other tenants include Leighton Design Group and Slash Fitness. HC Real Estate Capital worked exclusively on behalf of the borrower to secure a 7-year, xed rate loan through a local lender. HC Real Estate Capital, LLC is a privately owned mortgage-banking rm founded by Kurt Hoffmann and Chris Caveglia. Based in Delray Beach, Florida, HC Real Estate Capital arranges permanent and bridge commercial and multifamily real estate loans. The company has a broad capital provider base that includes insurance companies, CMBS lenders, pension fund advisors, and commercial banks. Visit BANK SELLS REPOSSESSED DELRAY BEACH YACHT CLUB AT 10M DISCOUNT Iberiabank sold the repossessed Yacht Club at Delray Beach at a 58 percent discount to its foreclosed mortgage. The bank (NASDAQ: IBKC) seized the 3.25-acre marina with a 9,845-square foot clubhouse at 110 MacFarlane Drive through a deed in lieu of foreclosure in July. It forgave the $17.5 million mortgage of Morgan Yacht Club of Del Ray LLC in exchange for the property. Iberiabank afliate OB Florida CRE Holdings recently sold the yacht club for $7.28 million to Seagate Marina and Seagate Yacht Club. Both of those entities are based in Delray Beach and managed by Thomas D. Laudani, Nicholas N. Patrinos and Demertius Patrinos. The Yacht Club has 44 boat slips with dockage of up to 130 feet. The clubhouse features a swimming pool and tiki bar. Briar Landing in Naples, FL Greenhouse Ofce Building in Boca Raton, FL Delray Beach Yact Club 21 Drops Building in Delray Beach


The Delray Beach Pineapple D ecember 2013 27 something that would make the country stand up and take notice, explained Lee Cohen, Partner at Carner, Newmark and Cohen LLP. The condence and pride these students displayed during the rst game in their new uniforms was hard to miss, said spectator Commissioner Al Jacquet. Village Academy services a low income neighborhood and it means so much to these kids to play with professional quality uniforms, he added. Since the news broke on ESPN of the Atlantic High School football uniforms last year, we have received a huge inux of requests for uniform design services, but due to time constraints we had to pass on many of them, so its nice to get this opportunity to work with The Boss again to bring the uniform craze to a few select schools that are truly in need. We look forward to working with more and more in the future, stated FuturisticWoo Founder & President, Ryan Boylston. The uniforms, produced by NEO Sports out of Central Florida, are reversible white with orange detail on one side and black with orange detail on the reverse. Both sides feature the schools tiger mascot with orange stripe detailing down the side and two watermark tigers; one on the back of the jersey and one on the left side of the shorts. Village Academy is displayed prominently with a vertical watermark down the entire right side of the uniform. Its really as much fun for us as it is for them, said 1-800-The-Boss partner, Lee Cohen. Known for spearheading a number of nonprot initiatives involving the development of sports programing for schools in the area without the necessary resources, Lee Cohen has donated his time, as well as funding, to this cause for years. The Village Academy staff and players have been tremendous. The Coaches were willing to step out of the box on the design and the students were able to keep the top-secret uniforms off of Facebook until their unveiling. Its been a rewarding experience, he added. The media sensation that resulted from the Atlantic High School football uniforms brought much needed attention to a public high school in need of funding. Not only has FuturisticWoo and The Boss provided a service for Village Academy and their students, they have also brought yet another public school in need into the limelight. When Lee Cohen asked us if we wanted some new uniforms, we were incredibly grateful that he thought enough about our school to help out one of our teams, and then they showed us the design and WOW! I knew the kids were going to love them, raved Village Academy Principal, Guarn Sims. By Harvey Brown Special to The Pineapple Question: When I rent a car, do I need by buy the extra coverage offered by the rental car company? Answer: In most cases yes. This is a somewhat complicated issue but Ill attempt to clarify why using my own insurance as an example. Lets start by understanding that most rental car company contracts are not the same. As a matter of fact, rental contracts can vary by location even with the same company! When I rent a car, my car insurance (with some exceptions) treats the rental car like it is one of my cars, in other words my policy will provide physical damage coverage to the rental car less my deductible just as if it was my own, thats because my auto insurance policy has full coverage, meaning I carry not only Liability Insurance (for damage I may cause to other people or their property) but also physical damage (Comprehensive & Collision) coverage for my cars. I also have a credit card which provides physical damage coverage for cars that I rent. Reading their literature I could infer I dont need either the rental car company insurance or my own auto policy to pay for damage to my rental car. Between my own Auto Policy and my credit card you would think Im all set and dont have to buy any of the insurance the rental car company offers at the time of rental, right? Wrong! It turns out that renting a car can obligate you to some pretty serious financial penalties which are not covered by your auto policy or your credit card. Rental car companies also are not required to repair a damaged car in a timely manner. Why does this matter to you? Two reasons: 1. That rental car could sit in their lot for a month before repairs even commence but youre still on vacation or on business and you still need a rental car. Meanwhile your rental car insurance typically only lasts 30 days! 2. Remember you will be charged daily for the lost rental income every day that car sits unrepaired and THAT is typically not covered by your auto policy or your credit card. As you can see, this adds up quickly! All of these potential problems can be avoided by buying the Collision Damage Deductible Waiver (could they make it sound any more complicated?) from the rental car company. This typically costs anywhere from $12 to $22 a day. Yeah, yeah, I know its more cost but you will be untouchable if something happens to your rental car. With this extra coverage you can pull up to the rental car location with a damaged car, toss them the keys, and get on the van to the airport to catch your plane home with almost no delay. No muss, no fuss! Doesnt that sound like a good deal? Next Month: One of the greatest estate planning tools you can buy!The Harvey L. Brown Agency are experts in auto, home, business, life/health and represent over 40 companies. If you have questions or concerns about your insurance, call 561-276-0369 Monday-Friday 9-5pm. DID YOU EVER WONDER ? Insurance Q & A SPORTS UNIFORMS continued from page 21 By Colleen Hasey Schuhmann, CRPC Special to The PineappleAmericans are generous and contribute billions of dollars to charity each year, using a variety of methods. One creative way of gifting is through a donoradvised fund, a separately identied fund or account that is maintained and operated by a section 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donor-advised funds, which offer immediate tax benets, are becoming increasingly attractive option for individuals, families and organizations looking for alternatives to direct giving or private foundations. With more than $25.2 billion in assets and over 152,000 account holders in 2009, according to the National Philanthropic Trust, donor-advised funds are the fastest growing charitable giving vehicle in the U.S. Donor-advised funds are usually offered by foundations, mutual fund groups, other nancial rms and universities, who often partner with a charity on the offering. By working through the public charity administrating the donor-advised fund, donors make irrevocable contributions to the fund, which then invests the money in an account the donor creates from a list of different mutual funds. Individuals can contribute to the account cash or appreciated assets, such as securities, cash or real estate. Next, the donors make a recommendation, if they choose, on the grants the fund will issue to charity. The donor can also specify that the income and/or principal from the fund be available for distribution to charity. While donors can recommend which charities should receive contributions, the fund makes the actual grants. This provision is often included in the gifting agreement and offers protection from gifts being allocated to inappropriate charities at the behest of the donor. The benets of donor-advised fundsThe benets donors receive from using donor-advised funds include the ability to donate a wide variety of assets, an immediate tax deduction, exible grantmaking and the opportunity to create a legacy. The charitable assets can also be passed on to future generations to oversee and/or can be given directly to charitable organizations Another advantage of donor-advised funds is that the donor does not incur the cost of establishing and administering a private foundation, making donor-advised funds appealing for people giving less than $1 million. Many donor-advised funds require a minimum contribution of $5,000 or $10,000, and some funds may require a larger upfront contribution, whereas a private foundation can cost $500,000 or more to establish. Since the contributions are being made to a public charity, the donor receives an immediate tax deduction, including a deduction for a cash donation of up to 50% of the donors adjusted gross income (AGI), or a deduction for securities and other appreciated assets of up to 30% of their AGI. Moreover, donors can avoid capital gains taxes on gifts of appreciated property and estate taxes, helping the investment in the fund grow tax-free. When contributing assets to donor-advised funds, a donor can potentially give more to charity and pay less in taxes. The following example demonstrates the tax and giving advantages of contributing appreciated assets to a donor-advised fund. In this example, $100,000 in long-term appreciated securities is being donated with a cost basis, or original purchase price of $30,000. If the donor sells the securities and donates the cash proceeds to charity, he or she will be subject to a capital gains tax of 15% of $70,000, or $10,500. That leaves the charity with $89,500 of the securities value. But if the donor contributes the $100,000 of securities directly to a donor-advised fund, the charity receives the full amount of the donation. To receive the tax deduction, the donor must issue the gift by year end. Possible drawbacks of donor-advised fundsDonor-advised funds do come with some limitations, such as the loss of complete control over the workings of the fund. And while the donor may provide suggestions about the distributions the institution makes from the fund, the recommendations are only advisory. However, most suggestions are followed by the administrating charity, but they are not obligated to do so. In contrast, donors in private foundations can create their own board, pick investments from across the nancial industry and give equally to foreign and domestic charities. Other potential limitations of donoradvised funds include the management fees and the minimum investment requirements associated with the contribution. While the fees are low, (management fees are typically less than 1% plus other expenses associated with the investments), they are still something to consider for potential donors. For more information, please contact Colleen Hasey Schuhmann, Vice President Wealth Management at UBS Financial Services in Boca Raton. She can be reached at 561-367-1817. Give creatively with donor-advised funds


28 December 2013 T he Delray Beach Pineapple By Andrea Hoffer Special to The Pineapple It is a common syndrome. You work all week and look forward to your day off, only to receive calls, emails, and text messages from your team when you are away from the ofce. They know it is your day off, but must speak with you immediately. The question or problem cannot wait until you return. You soon nd that you are no longer in control of your day off because you need to address these concerns before you can enjoy your day. How does this happen? Are we all that indispensable in our jobs that our employees, colleagues, or even boss cannot make it through a day successfully without us? If this is true, will we ever really have a true day off? Gone our the days where only doctors have beepers for emergencies. Today, we are all essentially strapped to a beeper with cellphones that receive texts and emails. So, how do we truly get the day off we deserve? What emergencies typically come up? The rst step is to think about the type of emergencies that come up when you are away from the ofce. Do you see a pattern? Are there steps you can take while in the ofce to prepare your team for what could come up? Do they feel empowered to address the most common situations? Do they know how to handle them? Who can be the leader in my absence? Look for a leader on your team. Is there someone you could train to address these emergencies while you are away? Does your team know who to look towards when you are out of the ofce? Make sure they know you have trust in this person to make the right decision and handle whatever comes up. He or she will know when it truly is an emergency that has to be handled by you. What are my ground rules? Finally, set the ground rules and follow them! Let your team know that you will be unavailable while you are away. Tell them they are welcome to send you emails with questions which you will address when you return to the ofce. Then, hold yourself to these same guidelines. If you feel the need to review your messages before you go into the ofce, review them all at once at a time you schedule for yourself. Do not respond as they come in or your team will always expect you to do this. Dont worry. The person you left in charge will let you know if there is a true emergency that needs to be addressed. If you cant remember a time when you could actually take a day off without distraction, ask yourself what you can do to nally get that day off you so richly deserve. Andrea Hoffer brings a unique perspective to consulting and training. A small business owner with 35 employees herself, she knows rst hand the everyday challenges of motivating employees, exceeding customer expectations, and meeting business and revenue goals. Contact Andrea to help you improve the experience you offer your customers and employees. 561-829-5611 Helpful business hints from Delray Beach Chamber membersWhen do I get a day off? By Paul G. Lykins Special to The Pineapple I was out networking with some friends last week and we were all talking about our jobs and what a good referral is when this one person walked up to introduce themselves. Everyone said their name and what they do and when it was my turn I said, Hi Im Paul & Im a Realtor. I might as well have said I was a thief, because the look and response I got was about the same. Now I have been in sales for over 26 years and have had all kinds of responses to being a sales rep, some good, some not so good, so Im used to peoples reactions to me telling them Im a salesman. But I was curious as to why she had such a negative opinion of Realtors; So I probed a little. First I asked her why she felt this way; do you think all Realtors are evil people and she said, just about. I asked what had brought her to this conclusion and here was her response (Ill condense it so I dont have to write a novel). It took 4 times for the agent to CALL me back, NOT text or email,CALL as in pick up the phone!! He never showed me what I wanted to see; it was always something a little different than what I was looking for. He didnt offer suggestions or try to educate me. He just emailed me lots of listings, and then showed me around many times to properties that I would never have bought. She did nally nd a home, but the experience left a very sour taste, and not a positive image of Realtors. I, of course, explained that not all Realtors, doctors, lawyers or people are the same. Some are good, some great, and yes, some are really bad. If I had come to the same conclusion about women after my divorce (Im sure the same can be said for men, ladies) I would never have found my beautiful wife and been happily married for the past 11 years. (That last line should get me plenty of free football time this seasonjust kidding honey!) But as Realtors we do have an image to keep, and a positive one would be better for all of us. We are licensed professionals and we should always remember and act as such. This is a profession and it all starts with how you conduct yourself and answer your phone (if you answer it at all). Texting is a great tool but by no way should it replace your actually answering your phone and saying hello. I cant tell you how many times I have reached out to another agent only to get a text back. Seriously folks, take a minute, or at least text me saying that youll call me back. You have no idea if Im a customer or not. Now I know we are busy people, but most smart phones (and if you dont have one then youre not being SMART about your business) have a tool with an automatic response. I use one that says Im in a meeting but WILL call you back ASAP LISTEN to what your customer is saying and looking for, and do your best to nd it, or get as close to their needs as possible. Most people will understand and be appreciative that you are trying to help them. Remember that oath you took when you became a Realtor and you were ready to rule the industry and make waves; THE GOLDEN RULE. Its our job to always practice it and let the general public know that we are here to help and guide them through this crazy process. We are a very large group and have a choice in how we are perceived as Realtors. Lets do our part to make it a positive one for all agents. You can nd Paul G. Lykins at True Floridian Realty in Delray Beach. To contact Paul call 561-267-4284 or email him at Follow Paul at www. or Twitter@ PaulGLykins. For more info visit Im a Realtor and proud of it ART MUSIC ETC. ART MUSIC ETC. Big Apple Shopping Bazaar NOW AT OVER 258 LOCATIONS! NOW DELIVERING TO BOCA RATON, LAKE WORTH & BOYNTON BEACH 1,000 Copies of the ART/MUSIC/ETC. 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The Delray Beach Pineapple D ecember 2013 29 December 3, 2013 5:15 PM 7:00 PM Annual Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party at Old School Square December 13, 2013 11:30 AM 1:15 PM Executive Committee Meeting of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce at Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce December 16, 2013 11:45 AM 1:00 PM Budget & Finance Committee at Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce December 16, 2013 5:00 PM 7:00 PM Chairmans Club Holiday Party December 18, 2013 11:45 AM 1:15 PM Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors at Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce December 20, 2013 8:00 AM 9:00 AM Government Affairs Committee at Delray Beach Center for the Arts (formerly Old School Square) January 9, 2014 5:15 PM 7:00 PM Contacts & Cocktails at The Franklin January 22, 2014 8:00 AM 9:00 AM Focus on Women Community Networking Breakfast at Arts Garage Generously Sponsored by Re/Max Advantage Plus / Sue Leonard FOW event a simple networking breakfast! Network with other women in the Chamber in a friendly environment. The goal of this event is intimate real networking for the ladies. Introductions, a nice lite breakfast, and your chance to network with others away from the social hour of Contacts and Cocktails. February 13, 2014 5:30 PM 7:30 PM Focus on Women Elizabeth Smart Lecture This lecture will be followed by a meet and greet cocktail reception with Elizabeth Smart. Please contact Lynn at or or calling 561 278-0424 for tickets. Call number of tickets! CHAMBER DAY PLANNER Wednesday, December 4 5:00pm Aloha Cleaners Grand Opening of their new 100 percent Green Facility / Ribbon Cutting 501 NE 2nd Street, Delray Beach Tuesday, December 10 5:00pm The Spa 360 3975 W. Boynton Beach Blvd. Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting Food, drinks & rafe prize! Wednesday, December 11 5:00pm Val Grant Studio 206 NE 2nd Street Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting. In addition Fund raiser for the Canine Cancer Research Foundation. Val will extend 10% discount and 20% of the selling price will go to the research. Thursday, December 12 Supreme Lending 98 NE 5th Avenue Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting Saturday, December 14 12pm-2pm CJ Foundation Village Library 3600 S. Congress Avenue Suite D Boynton Beach Monday, Dec. 16 5:30pm-7:30pm Bellagio Home 100 N.E. 6th Avenue, Suite 106 Boynton Beach Tuesday, December 17 5:00pm Zona Fresca Fresh Mexican Grill 1705 S. Federal Highway in Delray Beach Wednesday, January 8, 2014 5:00pm Spodak Dental Group NEW OFFICE 3911 W Atlantic Avenue Grand Opening/ Ribbon Cutting. See their brand new state-oftheart ofce! Thursday, January 16, 2014 5:00pm Edward Jones Investments 14842 S. Military Trail, #8 (SE Corner of Atlantic & Military) Chamber of CommerceGrand Openings and Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies New Members:Reach Local 954-343-5956 x129, 600 N Pine Island Rd, Plantation: ADVERTISING & MARKETING / WEB DESIGN, INTERNET MARKETING All Peoples Day, Inc 561-495-9818, 583 Brittany M, Delray Beach: NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS Steve Siebert Architecture 561-880-7894, 16278 Sierra Palms Dr, Delray Beach: ARCHITECTS & ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES (Referred by Sara Siebert, FMG & Karen Granger) Code 3 Events 561-883-7763, 21187 Escondido Way, Boca Raton: EVENT PLANNERS & NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION (Referred by Candace Rojas, Estate Management) Puccinis Pizzeria 561-665-8777, 1100 Linton Blvd, Unit C-4, Delray Beach: RESTAURANTS & BARS DIG Organic Restaurant 561-279-1002, 777 East Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach: RESTAURANTS & BARS 21 Drops 561-279-7998, 290 SE 6th Ave, Delray Beach: ALTERNATIVE & HOLISTIC MEDICINE (AROMATHERAPY) / DISTRIBUTOR Northwestern Mutual / Rick Chapman 561-997-7122 x 298, 1200 N Federal Hwy, Ste 300, Boca Raton: FINANCE & INSURANCE (Referred by Karen Granger) Primerica 561-558-6775, 4661 Johnson Rd #8K, Coconut Creek: FINANCE & INSURANCE (Referred by Sally Areson, RJM Real Estate Corp) Keyes Real Estate / Cindy Maniscalco 561-869-5800, 610 E Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach: REAL ESTATE / RESIDENTIAL Greenlands Variety Store 561-921-4238, 2000 N Federal Highway, Delray Beach: SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL / HEALTH & BEAUTY Orange Theory Fitness 561-274-2550, 3100 S Federal Hwy, Ste 1, Delray Beach: FITNESS Bellagio Home 561-880-0118, 100 NE 6th St, Ste 106, Boynton Beach: SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL / FURNITURE Harless & Associates 561-666-4200, 222 Lakeview Ave, Ste 1750, West Palm Beach: ACCOUNTANTS & TAX SERVICES (Referred by John Campanola, New York Life) RedWire Youth Fitness 561-789-3513, 5561 American Cir, Delray Beach: FITNESS & NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION Grasso Chiropractic & Rehab 561-243-0233, 1836 S Federal Hwy, Delray Beach: CHIROPRACTORS (Referred by Sarah Martin, Elev8) Levenger 561-276-2436, 420 S Congress Ave, Delray Beach: SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL / OFFICE SUPPLIES Vantage Plumbing (561) 278-8747, 1030 Wallace Dr., Delray Beach, FL 33444, PLUMBING SUPPLIES & SERVICES (Referred by Christina Morrison, Carmel Real Estate & Management) Vixity, LLC (561) 270-3544, 812 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33483, SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL / JEWELRY City House Delray Beach, Inc. (561) 251-6070, 15114 Harrison Rd., Delray Beach, FL 33484, NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION (Referred by Jennifer Aracri, J. Aracri Consulting) SloBody (561) 400-0608, 209 NE 5th Terrace, Delray Beach, FL 33444, FITNESS Heartland Payment Systems / Kristina Thoresen (480) 593-5617, 10261 Lexington Lakes Blvd. S, Boynton Beach, FL 33436, MERCHANT PROCESSING Imagineering Unlimited LLC (561) 270-7174, 1050 Dotterel Rd., Delray Beach, FL 33444, CHILDRENS ACTIVITIES Fifth Third Bank / Brian Biancardi (561) 307-4521, 120 E. Palmetto Park Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33432, https://secure.53. com/mlo/brianbiancardi MORTGAGE LENDERWelcome Back!Ginjer 561-272-1033, 133 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach: SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL / MENS & WOMENS CLOTHING Welcome New Chamber Members 2013 Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Committees Committee Chair Meeting Dates Ambassadors Bill Morse 1st Friday 12:00PM Board of Directors Francisco Perez-Azua Last W ednesday 11:45AM Chairmans Club Michael W einer 2nd W ednesday 12:00PM Communications Donna Sloan As Needed Chamber Mens Group Rob Posillico 2nd T uesday 5:00PM Economic Development Gregg W eiss 4th T uesday 8:00AM Education Jennifer Aracri TBD Executive Committee Francisco Perez-Azua Friday before the Board Mtg11:30PM Finance Charlie Cannone Monday before the Exec Mtg12:00PM Focus On Women Alyson Austin / Janet Ireland As Needed Government Affairs Connor L ynch 3rd Friday 8:00AM Health Care Council Nancy Steiner / L ynn Carroll 3rd Thursday 8:00AM Leadership Delray T odd LHerrou Dates V ary LEADS: 1st Leads Group of Delray Beach Lee Gladstone 1st & 3rd Friday 7:45AM LEADS: Delray Business Executives Brian Thompson 1st & 3rd Monday 5:15PM LEADS: Delray Business Leaders Charlie Cannone 2nd & 4th W ednesday 8:00AM LEADS: Delray Business Partners Kelli Freeman 2nd & 4th Friday 7:45AM LEADS: PEP Leads Group Dr Tiffany Peterson 1st & 3rd W ednesday 7:45AM Membership Kimberly Camejo Dates V ary Non Prot Council Kelly Rowland/Candace Rojas 1st T uesday 11:30AM 1PM Programs Christine King 2nd T uesday/odd months 3:30PM Special Events Dan Castrillon As Needed Feel free to attend committee meetings. There could be changes to the schedule throughout the year, so please watch the Chambers Monday Morning Eye Opener e-mail or contact a committee chair to conrm. They cant wait to hear from you! CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS OF NOTEThe Chambers annual Holiday Party will be Tues, Dec 3 from 5pm 7pm at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts Vintage Gymnasium. Light bites and drinks will be served. NEW this year: a Holiday Marketplace full of unique gifts by member merchants. Come eat, drink, network, and shop! Complimentary for Delray Chamber Members & one guest. RSVP by December 1st to Lynn at 561-278-0424 Member Benet: 20% off LYNN UNIVERSITY We are proud to announce a partnership with Lynn University, offering each of our members amazing education benets. Now you can nally get the bachelors, masters or doctoral degree youve always wanted for less money and in less time. 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30 December 2013 T he Delray Beach Pineapple Larry Coryell was performing for a standing room only housethe Arts Garage is teaching a generation of new artists through lessons and master classes. A similar dynamic has been happening for more than 20 years at the Delray Center for the Arts, which also offers classes and a photography school that inspired students like Delray resident Stephanie Brown to pursue a career in the eld. Today, Ms. Brown studies at the prestigious Savannah College of Art & Design, where she runs a successful photo business and has been named one of that citys top photographers. Ask Stephanie what inspired her and shell point to her experience at Old School Square where she received a scholarship to studythe class opened up a new world for her and others. A few blocks north of the Delray Center for the Arts, sits the newly branded Artists Alley, a blossoming enclave of professional artists who occupy warehouse space and host monthly gallery strolls that attract large crowds to once empty streets. Those artists were inspired to set up shopin partbecause of the Delray CRAs decision to purchase an old warehouse that will soon become an arts warehousehopefully with some room for start-up businesses as well. In short, the arts inspire but they also drive the local economy, making Delray Beach more than just a place with great restaurants, a nice beach and a bunch of events. Recently retired Cultural Council Vice President Bill Nix once said that Delray needs to become not just an importer of the arts (by providing venues for visiting artists to perform) but an exporter as well. We need to become a city that produces artists and entrepreneurs and a place that attracts those who want to grow in their chosen creative eld. We should be proud to say that we are well on our way. Rashad and Tashad, Stephanie and the many students being touched by Drew Tucker at The Arts Garage and others at the Delray Center for the Arts are proof that young artists are nding a place to pursue their talents in Delray. And this is just the start. The Milagro Center has done a tremendous job over the years using arts education to reach needy children. Plumosa is at capacity enrollment in large part because of a new facility and an emphasis on the arts. Delray should be proud of the investments it has made in culture and the arts. It has positioned our city as a magnet for the creative class who are driving the 21st century economy. Like any investment, we should expect a return. And we are, with new businesses, visitors, rising property values downtown and a growing reputation as a creative and progressive city. Some of the returns are tangiblemeasured in investment dollars. But theres another type of return that is also valuable: quality of life and the quality of lives transformed and inspired by the arts. For more about Delray Beach and Boca Raton visit Co-Founders Jeff Perlman and Dave Reeves blog at YourDelrayBoca.comAT THE WATER COOLER continued from page 21 DESANTIS DONATION continued from page 21 return to the area and become its next generation of leaders. That part of the program truly hits a chord with me, he continued. As we are investing in both the future of our youth, and the long-term vitality of our community. A positive economic future for Delray Beach has always been a part of DeSantis business philosophy. His company, CDS International Holdings, is involved with many local businesses and owns Atlantic Plaza and Linton Towers in Delray Beach. CDS is currently partnering with The Edwards Companies of Ohio to redevelop Atlantic Plaza into Atlantic Crossing, an important mixed-use project featuring state of the art ofce, retail and residences in downtown Delray Beach. DeSantis considers Atlantic Crossing a legacy project creating much needed ofce space and entrepreneurial job opportunities. The development will represent a quarter of a billion dollar plus investment in Delray Beach resulting in an estimated over $2 million annually of much needed tax revenue; over $6 million of projected spending by the new residences in shops, restaurants, and entertainment. In addition substantial construction jobs and over 600 permanent jobs will be created, he stated. I strongly believe in providing a future for our youth in as many ways as I can, DeSantis continued. And I look forward to sharing my experiences with these bright energetic young men and women as they fulll their greatness. Russell and former Delray Beach Mayor Jeff Perlman founded Dare 2 Be Great three years ago over breakfast in Pineapple Grove. They envisioned an organization that would identify future leaders, help them obtain a college education while providing mentoring along the way. The duo recruited a dream team board of directors that includes: mentoring expert Patrick Hidalgo, Delray Beach Community Improvement Director Lula Butler, Police Capt. Michael Coleman, City Education Coordinator Janet Meeks and local business executive Connor Lynch. The ultimate goal is to nd students who we feel can change the world, said Perlman. But the goal of the foundation is to get them to come back to Delray Beach and do great things here. To date, Dare 2 Be Great has worked with many Delray Beach students. The rst group of students graduate college this spring with plans to come back and work in Delray Beach. PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL Since opening its iconic glass doors in October 1988, The Gardens Mall has become one of Palm Beach Countys most illustrious shopping and dining destinations. Known for its airy and inviting ambiance and boasting many of the nest world-class retailers in fashion, jewelry, and beauty, the Gardens Mall will commemorate its 25th anniversary with the launch of Years of Giving an unparalleled, charitable campaign showcasing strategic partnerships with 25 of Palm Beach Countys leading philanthropic organizations. The work that these civic, artistic, and health and wellness organizations do to make the quality of our lives better does not go unnoticed. We are constantly inspired by and eternally grateful for their ongoing, outstanding efforts for our community, says Michele Jacobs, Corporate Director of Marketing and Operations for The Forbes Company, owner and manager of The Gardens Mall. As a company, we have been so fortunate to be afliated with strong community partners lifting us up along the way, says Ms. Jacobs. Our corporate culture is to give back in as many ways as we can, and helping to make our community the best it possibly can be for all our residents is paramount to us. On Saturday, January 25, 2014, The Gardens Mall will formally celebrate its Years of Giving campaign with a private reception, and will host a series of stylish events throughout the year, including fashion shows, cocktail parties, culinary events, and more. Monies raised will be donated directly to charity partners to help benet their unique missions and increase ongoing awareness. In addition to its Years of Giving campaign, The Gardens Mall will unveil an exciting lineup of surprises, contests, and giveaways for shoppers throughout the year. The Gardens Mall is located one mile east of I-95 on PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The luxurious, 1.4-million-squarefoot, super-regional shopping center features more than 160 world-class retail specialty shops and restaurants. It is anchored by Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Macys, and Sears. For more information about The Gardens Mall, call 561.775.7750 or visit the mall online at Gardens Mall celebrates its Silver Anniversary with Years of Giving charitable campaign By John M. Campanola Special to The Pineapple The Sandwich Generation is the largely unheralded group of adults who nd themselves raising and providing for young children while also caring and providing for aging parents. If you are a member of this generation, it might seem like there is no safe or reliable investment to protect your family and address your specic needs. But there are more options than you may realize. Preparing for the Future One of the greatest concerns for anyone with the responsibilities of caring for parents, children, or a spouse is, What will happen to them if something happens to me? Fortunately, there are several precautionary steps you can take. First, it is important to prepare a will, and to update it as often as circumstances change. An estate-planning attorney can help you navigate your options. Another prudent step to think about is life insurance, which can be tailored to the needs of you and your family. For instance, a term life policy can provide affordable death benet protection for a certain period of years. It may also be eligible for conversion to a whole life policy at a future date, which can provide nancial protection later in life. Additionally, the cash value of a whole life policy can be borrowed against* as needs arise. There are some events you can anticipate and plan for, such as your own retirement and your childrens education. Caring for an elderly parent, however, can be unpredictable and requires a higher level of planning. While savings and investment accounts can provide some assistance, so can the right insurance. Simply put, members of the sandwich generation do not need to go it alone. Term, whole life, and long-term care insurance are three strong solutions that can help provide nancial protection for their changing needs. Loans against your policy accrue interest at the current rate and decrease the cash value and death benet by the amount of the outstanding loan and interest.John M. Campanola is an Agent for New York Life Insurance Company. For additional information on the information or topic(s) discussed, please contact him at 561-212-2903 The Sandwich Generation: Caught Between Duty and Goals


The Delray Beach Pineapple D ecember 2013 31 Delray Beach Town of Palm Beach Palm Beach Gardens (561) 819-6208 By Jeremy Ofce Special to The PineappleWe are in an environment of constant innovation. If you pick up any business magazine, you will more than likely see some sort of innovative process, idea, strategy or technology. Just like Alec Baldwins character told his salesmen to always be closing in the movie Glengarry Glen Ross, todays companies are telling employees to always be innovating. No greater example of this is in the tech industry, where according to Bill Gates you must innovate or die. Innovation differs from invention in that innovation enhances an idea or method whereas invention is the creation of the idea or method itself. Innovation comes in three forms: incremental, complementary and disruptive. Incremental innovations are small changes, additions or improvements that are added to existing products and services to extend the longevity of their life cycle and keep them from becoming obsolete. Complementary innovations are new products or services that can add value to existing product lines without having a negative impact on existing products and services. Disruptive innovations, unlike incremental and complementary innovations, replace existing products or services by being signicantly better than anything currently offered. They make existing products or services redundant and obsolete. Disruptive innovations are quickly adopted by the majority or even the entire market. An example of a disruptive innovation would be downloading music over the Internet rather than buying CDs. Innovation has played a strategic role in the success of many companies. For example, Steve Jobs did not invent the smartphone, he only enhanced the idea. He improved the quality, reliability and user experience in a way that revolutionized the smartphone industry. As we have seen with the smartphone, consumer expectations drive innovation in the market. Another great innovator of our time is Elon Musk. One of his rst ventures, PayPal, has changed the way consumers do online business transactions. PayPal has now more than 150 million users and is one of most visited websites in the world. Musks latest project, the hyperloop, has the potential to change public transportation for everyone. His other well-known project is Tesla. Just like Steve Jobs did not invent the smartphone, Elon Musk did not invent the electric car, he only enhanced the idea. Today, Elon Musk continues to look forward in the advancement of technology and its effects on everyday life. His companies SolarCity, SpaceX, Tesla Motors and PayPal all continue to practice disruptive innovation. Innovation differentiates one product from its competition. Customers expect continually improved products that make their life easier. Modern consumers are more informed and have more options in terms of what they buy and who they buy it from than ever before. If a company cannot compete on price, it will need innovative products and ideas to make its business stand out from the competition. Innovation in a business can also be driven by the amount of innovation competitors are doing. In a highly innovative market such as smartphones, being the rst to market with a new product can provide a signicant advantage in terms of sales and building a customer following. The rise and fall of industry leaders can be attributed to the pace of innovation. As companies innovate, they become more competitive. One example of how innovation can shake up an industry and contribute to a companys success is Apples iPhone. When Steve Jobs launched the iPhone in 2007, industry experts knew it was a game changer. It took the normal functions of a phone and enhanced the user experience in a fun and stylish, yet simple and minimalist, way. The innovative technology in the iPhone paved the way for an entirely new industry that didnt previously exist. The mobile industry today is a multibillion dollar industry and continues to grow. Outside of business, innovation is also important to the advancement of societies around the world. New and innovative products can increase the standard of living for millions of people and provide them with opportunities to improve their lives. We see a tremendous opportunity for these products in emerging markets as breakthroughs in medicine and technology have signicantly improved living standards around the world. Businesses can no longer rest on their laurels because the level of competition is so high and the advantage of being rst to market it so great. As more businesses realize the importance of innovation in their industry, we believe that it will continue to play a bigger role in economic growth. That is not to say that business should be innovating just to be innovating, but that they should listen to their customers and understand their demands. Adopting an always be innovating mindset will not only help achieve greater good for the company, but could also revolutionize a society. For our video visit: maclendon/content.asp?contentid=2017908184 Jeremy Ofce, Ph.D, CFP, CIMA, MBA is Principal at Maclendon Wealth Management in Delray Beach and specializes in portfolio construction, strategic asset and liability management, and long term planning relating to nancial matters as well as real estate, income tax, insurance and estate planning. He is also Managing Partner of SJO Worldwide a venture capital company. 855.MAC.WEALTH Always Be Innovating Gulfstream Goodwill Industries hosted an electrifying fundraising version of A&Es Storage Wars on November 7. Designer-decorated storage bays were bursting with upscale items from 28 Goodwill Stores in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee counties. STORE Self Storage & Wine Storage donated the large storage bays along with their lavish event facility, which resembles a posh hotel rather than a storage building. More than 275 guests attended, enjoying ample food tastings provided by Vic & Angelos, Roccos Tacos, Prosecco Caf, Spotos Oyster Bar, and TooJays. A DJ kept the crowd entertained while they dashed between bidding on the silent auction that featured more than 45 items, the Trinkets, Treasures, and Tux sale area, and the fabulously outtted storage bays. $torage War$ was a rst-year event for Gulfstream Goodwill, and a tremendous success, netting almost $14,000 in one evening, said Marvin Tanck, president and CEO of Gulfstream Goodwill. The events unique concept resulted in a charged atmosphere, where guests enthusiastically embraced the upscale merchandise that can be found at our retail stores at a great value, said Tanck. Guests excitedly placed competing bids, with an animated momentum building to frantic in the last few minutes of the bidding. The elegant dining storage bay featuring a vintage Florida bamboo dining set, a white, silver-rimmed, 12-piece place setting, wineglasses, silverware, artwork, crystal vases, silver trays, and an enchanting assortment of silver candleholders and serving pieces, tied for the winning bid. It sold for $1,100, along with the DIY storage unit that boasted brand-new home renovation dcor that included cabinet sinks, towel holders, ceiling fans, two bathtubs, track lighting, tools, miniblinds, and an outdoor storage shed. The rich and classically decorated home ofce storage unit, complete with a Dell computer, a mahogany desk, a bookshelf, and a sidebar table that showcased a humidor, sold for $1,050. The themed outdoor home and garden storage bay went for $950, and the holiday wonder storage unit sold for a bargain at $600. In the spirit of charitable generosity, many items in the silent auction sold for more than the face value. Guests scored weekend getaways, opulent gift baskets, restaurant certicates, shopping gift cards, and tickets to special events, game playoffs, cultural attractions, and more. The success of the event is due to the tremendous efforts of so many people who devoted hours of their time to make sure no detail was overlooked. Add to their efforts the incredible venue and support provided by STORE Self Storage & Wine Storage, and it is easy to see how this rst-year event exceeded our fundraising goal, said Iva Grady, director of development for Gulfstream Goodwill Industries.$torage War$: A Win-Win Fundraiser for Gulfstream Goodwill IndustriesIvan Rosa, Tony Jordan and Brian Edwards photo by Alissa Dragun


32 December 2013 T he Delray Beach Pineapple SUNDAY DECEMBER 1 Downtown Delray Thanksgiving Festival of the Arts 10am-5pm. NE/SE 4th Ave. Free admission. 561-243-1077 Swing All Stars Dance & Concert 7-9pm. Arts Garage. $25 advance; $30 door. Free swing dance class 6pm. DECEMBER 1-15 Toys for Tots Delray Marketplace, 14851 Lyons Rd. Drop off new, unwrapped toys. 561-865-4613 DECEMBER 1-31 DDA/Downtown Merchants Holiday Celebration -Gift ideas, special offers & events. 561-243-1077 downtowndelraybeach. com/promotions DECEMBER 1-31 Pottery Classes Monday-Friday. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. Beginning, intermediate, advanced instruction; up to 3 people per 2.5-hour class. $40 with materials. 561-862-9222 TUESDAY DECEMBER 3 Health & Wealth | Obesity: How We Got Here & How Do We Fix It? 6:30pm. Delray Beach Public Library. 561-266-9490. TUESDAY DECEMBER 3, 10, 17 Watercolor Class 1-4pm. Studio of Pat Kaufman, Artist Alley. $25/class. Call for availability 561-271-0128 TUESDAY DECEMBER 3, 10, 17 Lifelong Learning Community Institute 2pm. Mark Twain: A Literary History. WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4 ProActive Health Screenings 8A-12PM. Located at 1101 NW 2nd Street, Pompey Park. 855-738-9910. 7 Tests for $139. THURSDAY DECEMBER 5 Lunch With Liz @ the Library 11:30am-1pm. Library. Liz Sterling on Stand Like Mountain Flow Like Water based on insights of Leah Rabin. Free. 561-266-9490 Music Fest | The Fusion --7-9pm. Delray Marketplace Amphitheater, 14851 Lyons Rd. Free. Show & dance. Famous 100-Foot Christmas Tree Lighting & On The Ave 5-10pm. Great Lawn, Atlantic Ave. Santas arrival at 7pm, performance by local school children, ofcial Tree Lighting at 7:15pm, activities for kids of all ages. FRIDAY DECEMBER 6 Booksigning 7pm. James W. Hall author of Going Dark. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Ave. 561-2797790 Ike & Val, R&B Concert 7:30pm. Outdoor Pavilion, Delray Beach Center for the Arts. Free admission. Food trucks & cash bar. 561-243-7922 FRIDAY SATURDAY DECEMBER 6-7 Defending the Caveman Fri 8pm; Sat 5 & 8pm. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre, $40. Play on how men and women relate. 561-243-7922. FRIDAY SUNDAY DECEMBER 6 8 First Annual Ignite Youth Retreat Cason United Methodist Church, 342 N. Swinton Ave. Spiritual formation weekend for youth grades 6-12. 561-276-5302 DECEMBER 6, 8, 13, 14, 15 Performing Arts Academy | FAMEArts Garage. Musical set during last years of New York Citys High School for the Performing Arts. $20-$30 in advance. Visit for times. FRIDAY DECEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27 Saturday in the Studios 12-5pm. Artists Alley. Paintings, pottery, sculpture, works of art. Meet the artists every Saturday and see their working studios. artistsalleycom DECEMBER 6 JANUARY 1 Delray Beach Holiday Festivities Famous 100-Foot Christmas Tree daily from 10am-10pm. Ice Skating: 5-10pm weekday; Sat 10am-10pm; school holidays 1-10pm. Santa Photos: 6-10pm Thurs Sun. Sat 10am-1pm. Carousel: 5-9pm weekdays, Sat 10am-10pm. SATURDAY DECEMBER 7 Grunge & Glamour II Goes Latin 7pm. Arts Garage. Catered event. Latin Flair of South Florida with salsa phenom Marlow Rosado. $75/person; $125/couple; $350/table of six. SATURDAY MONDAY DECEMBER 7-9 Holiday Designated Championships Delray Swim & Tennis Club. 250+ top juniors in Florida compete in Boys & Girls 12s 18s divisions. Free admission. 561.330.6003 SATURDAY DECEMBER 7, 14, 21 Family Fun Days at the Tree 10am-1pm. Delray Beach Center for the Arts grounds & park. Childrens activities, Holiday Carousel, Santa visits. 561-243-7922. SATURDAY DECEMBER 7, 14, 21, 28 Delray GreenMarket in the Park am-2pm. Delray Beach Center for the Arts Great Lawn. Budding Artists at the Delray GreenMarket 9am-2pm. 561-243-7922 MON-THURS DECEMBER 9-12, 16-19 Harlem On My Mind: A Musical Memory. Hosted by Randolph DelLago. $30. Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 NW 9th St. 561-272-1281 Ext. 4. MONDAY DECEMBER 9 74th Annual Meeting 5:30pm. Delray Beach Public Library. Speaker Harvey Brown Jr. WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11 Jazz Project | Mark Ford 7:30-10pm. Arts Garage. Percussionist/ marimba specialist. $25/$30/$35. Reserved tables available. Master class 2:30pm, $10. Holiday Harvest 6:30-8:30pm. Delray Beach Historical Society. Multi-course food and wine pairing $45/person. Limited space. 561.274.9578. THURSDAY DECEMBER 12 Radio Theatre | Its a Wonderful Life 2 & 7:30pm. Classic Christmas tale. $16/$20/$25. Table reservations available. Opening Reception 6-8pm. The Artists Guild, 512 E Atlantic Ave. Free admission 561.278.7877 Holiday Celebration in Pineapple Grove 6-9pm. Christmas caroling, gingerbread house contest, holiday treats for the kiddies. 561-266-3228 Music Fest | Driving South Band -7-9pm. Delray Marketplace Amphitheater, 14851 Lyons Rd. Free concert. Country rock. 561-865-4613 FRIDAY DECEMBER 13 Across the Universe, Beatles Tribute7:30pm. Outdoor Pavilion, Delray Beach Center for the Arts. Free admission. Food trucks & cash bar. 561-243-7922 Annual Holiday Boat Parade on Intracoastal Waterway 6:30pm. Boynton Beach Marina south to the C15 Canal just south of Linton Bridge. 561-243-1077 Booksigning 7pm. Sandra Balzo author of Murder on the Orient Espresso. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Ave. 561-279-7790 SATURDAY DECEMBER 14 Breakfast with Santa 9am,10am,11am,12pm. Delray Beach Marriott. $12/Kids, $15/Adults. Limited tickets. Call Donna at 561-279-1380 Family Fun Fest at the Tree 10am-1pm. Delray Beach Center for the Arts Old grounds & park. Childrens activities, Entertainment, Holiday Carousel, Santa visits. 561-243-7922. Ride & Remember Trolley Tour 10am-noon. Spady Museum, 170 NW 5th Ave. $20. RSVP 561.279.8883 Annual Holiday Parade 6pm Downtown Atlantic Ave. Toyland in Delray with 70+ entries. 561-243-7277 SUNDAY DECEMBER 15 Artists in the Park 10am-4:30pm. Veterans Park. Presented by the Delray Art League Sunday Sleuths Book Group 3pm. Double Booked for Death by Ali Brandon. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. 561-279-7790 MONDAY TUESDAY DECEMBER 16-17 Santa Calling 6-8pm. Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Elves make surprise calls to kids 3-9 years old. Pre-registration required. 561-243-7277 THURSDAY DECEMBER 19 Artists Alley Open Studios 6-9pm. Pineapple Grove Arts District between NE 3rd & 4th Streets, east of 3rd Ave, west of RR tracks. THURSDAY DECEMBER 19 Pen Women Luncheon and Discussion. 11:30am. A.J. Brockman, well-known Palm Beach County digital artist and professional graphic designer, will be the featured speaker for the luncheon of the Boca Raton Branch, National League of American Pen Women. A.J. is differently abled, creating his amazing time-consuming art with only one nger. Price: $28.00 at Delray Beach Golf Club, 2200 Highland Ave in Delray Beach. To register visit or call 561-865-9756 Music Fest -7-9pm. Delray Marketplace Amphitheater, 14851 Lyons Rd. Free concert. The Fabulons Motown & classic rock. 561-865-4613 FRIDAY DECEMBER 20 Swing & Jazz Preservation, Holiday Swing Society7:30pm. Outdoor Pavilion, Delray Beach Center for the Arts. Free admission. Food trucks & cash bar. 561-243-7922 Booksigning 7pm. James Sheehan will speak and sign Alligator Man Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Ave. 561-279-7790 FRIDAY SATURDAY DECEMBER 20-21 Jazz Project | Dr. Lonnie Smith 8-11pm. Arts Garage. Master of the Hammond B-3 organ. $25/$30/$35. Table reservations available. FRIDAY SUNDAY DECEMBER 20-22 Home for the Holidays on Ice Fri 8pm; Sat 2 & 8pm; Sun 2 & 6pm. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre, Musical skating show. $45. 561-243-7922 SATURDAY DECEMBER 21 Meet visiting artist Gary Rosenthal. From 2:00 5:00pm. Rosenthals work is the premiere source for handmade, contemporary Judaica that is not only functional, but a work of art as well. For info contact Mavis at Avalon Gallery at 561-2729155. 425 E Atlantic Ave in Delray Beach. SATURDAY SUNDAY DECEMBER 21-22 21, 22 Once Upon A Holiday. Sat.3 & 7pm. Sun. 1& 5pm. Musical holiday who-dunnit. Delray Beach Playhouse Childrens Theatre, 950 NW 9th St. Advance: $15/adults, $12/kids, At Door: $18/adults, $15/kids. 561-272-1281 Ext. 4, SUNDAY DECEMBER 22 Music at St Pauls | An American Christmas 3pm. St. Paul Episcopal Church, 188 S. Swinton Ave. Annual festival of carols & lessons. $15 donation general; $20 donation preferred; $5 donation students. 561-278-6003 events calendar ARTISTS ALLEYOPEN STUDIOS & GALLERIES THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19 6-9PMAll artists will be available to discuss their works. Painting...Pottery...Sculpture...Works of ArtARTISTS ALLEY runs north and south between NE 3rd and 4th Streets, east of 3rd Avenue and west of the RR tracks in the Pineapple Grove Arts District in downtown Delray Beach. FOR MORE INFO Call Vincent Cacace 561-276-1177 or 561-523-5300 Deck the Grove Holiday Celebration in the Pineapple Grove Historic District 6:00-9:00 pm The local merchants of Pineapple Grove will host a special evening of holiday celebrations to include Christmas Caroling at City Walk Plaza and throughout Pineapple Grove, a Gingerbread House Decorating Contest, Face Painting and more holiday activities for the kids, Live Frosty the Sandman, and much more! Merchants will be open until 9pm with special holiday offers for shoppers. For more information contact The Olive Taste of Delray 561-266-3228 or Artistic Artichoke 561-330-3434 Ext. 314. THURSDAY DECEMBER 12 YOURSELF Google If your competition is showing up before you do, they are probably using us.


The Delray Beach Pineapple D ecember 2013 33 Library Closed Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 12 Noon Christmas Eve Wednesday, Dec. 25 Christmas Holiday Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 12 Noon New Years EveMonday, December 2, 9 & 16 @ 10:30 a.m.Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course Reading Behind the Words Understanding the Short Story see brochure for course listings and fees Monday, Dec. 2, 9 & 16 from 1:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Empowerment Zone presented by the Reference Department Monday, December 2, 9 & 16 @ 2:00 p.m.Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course A Closer Look: When Art, Innovation & Mathematics Collide see brochure for course listings and feesMonday, December 2, 9,& 16 @ 5:15 p.m. Got Gaming? presented by Young Adult Librarian Loanis Menendez-CuestaMonday, December 2 from 6 7:30 p.m.Holiday Meet & Greet presented by the Alliance of DelrayTuesday, December 3, 10 & 17 @ 2:00 p.m. Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course Mark Twain: A Literary History see brochure for course listings and fees Tuesday, December 3 @ 6:30 p.m. Healthy Living Series Obesity: How We Got Here & How Do We Fix It?presented by Dr. William Marrocco Wednesday, December 4, 11, 18 @ 11:30 a.m. Socrates Caf Weekly discussion group presented by Claire Drattell, Don Clare and/or rotating facilitatorsWednesday, December 4, 11 & 18 @ 2:00 p.m. Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course Jewish Gangsters at the Turn of the 20th Century see brochure for course listings and feesWednesday, December 4, 11 & 18 @ 6:00 p.m. Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course Fundamentalism in Western Religion see brochure for course listings and feesThursday, December 5, 12, & 19 @ 2:00 p.m. Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course Russian & Austrian Musical Masters: Stravinsky, Scriabin, Schubert & Mozartsee brochure for course listings and feesThursday, Dec. 5, 12, 19 & 26 1:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.Empowerment Zone presented by the Reference DepartmentFriday, Dec. 6, 13, 20 & 27 10:00 11:30 a.m. Great Books Discussion Group Great Conversations Four presented by Gilbert SchechtmanFriday, December 6th from 3:00 9:00 p.m TEDx Delray Beach Women TED is a nonprot organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. For more information and to purchase tickets, please go to Saturday, December 7, 14, 21 & 28 @ 10:00 a.m. The Writers Studio Every Saturday morning Contact Howard Gleichenhaus 561-638-7251 Monday, December 9 & 23 @ 10:00 a.m. Craft Series Quilting Bee presented by Karen Pugh & Linda Bouvier Monday, December 9 @ 5:30 p.m.74th Annual Meeting of the Delray Beach Public Library Guest Speaker Harvey Brown, Jr. Tuesday, December 10 @ 6:00 p.m.Evening Book Group Calebs Crossing by Geraldine Brooks presented by rotating book group leaders Thursday, December 12 from 10:00 12:00 noon Great Decisions Discussion Group presented by Carl Wetzstein Thursday, December 12 & 26 @ 10:30 a.m.Craft Series Knit N Purl presented by rotating facilitators Monday, December 16 @ 1:00 p.m.Afternoon Book Group The List by Martin Fletcher presented by Reference Librarian Kathleen Hensman Thursday, December 19 @ 10:30 a.m.Publix Aprons Cooking School Lecture & Cooking Demonstration presented by Publix Resident Chef Rey De La Osa Monday, December 23 @ 2:00 p.m. Cercl Franais monthly French conversation group with rotating facilitators ART EXHIBITS Nov. 23 Jan. 11, 2014 Flowers of the Heart The Photographs by Bob Johnston FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPSRegistration Required call 561-266-0196 December 3 2 pm Beginning Computers December 4 2 pm Internet December 10 2 pm Email December 11 2 pm W ord December 17 2 pm Excel December 18 2 pm Facebook Sign up @ Reference Desk Classes meet in 2nd oor Technology Centerlibrary calendar FRIDAY DECEMBER 27 Urban Underground | Eric Biddines 9-11:30pm. Arts Garage. Hip-Hop artist. $10 general; $50 reserved table for 6. FRIDAY DECEMBER 27 The People Upstairs, Funk / Reggae7:30pm. Outdoor Pavilion, Delray Beach Center for the Arts. Free admission. Food trucks & cash bar. 561-243-7922 SATURDAY DECEMBER 28 Family Splash Games 12-3pm. Pompey Park Pool, 1101 NW 2n St. Aquatic games for the whole family. 561-243-7358 Jazz Project | Miami Saxophone Quartet 8-10pm. Arts Garage. Jazz, pop, Latin, R&B. $25/$30/$35. Table reservations available. SATURDAY SUNDAY DECEMBER 28-29 Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival -10ampm. Delray Beach Tennis Center. Free to the Public; visit 100+ craft vendors at the Howard Alan Craft Festival SUNDAY DECEMBER 29 Kwanzaa Ceremony Spady Museum. Details on TUESDAY DECEMBER 31 First Night 2014 4pm-Midnight. Atlantic Ave. Family friendly New Years Eve celebration all along Atlantic Ave. Buttons $10 before December 31st, $15 on Dec 31st. EXHIBITSDecember 1 January 11, 2014 Flowers of the Heart | The Photographs by Bob Johnston. Delray Beach Public Library. December 10 Feb 2, 2014 School of Creative Arts Showcase Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre Galleries. Multi-media exhibit showcasing work by adult and youth students and instructors. 561-243-7922, Through January 11 Touch of Gold: Lacquerware Boxes and the Paintings of Elaine Ehrenkranz. Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road. Japanese lacquerware boxes ranging in date from the 15thto the mid-19th centuries and paintings inspired by these boxes. 561-495-0233 Through February 23 Breaking Boundaries: Contemporary Street Fashion in Japan: Popular and imaginative clothing styles made and worn on the streets of Japan today. Contemporary Kogei Styles in Japan: Nearly 90 contemporary arts and crafts or kogei-style works comprising ceramics, textiles, lacquerware, dolls, and works of metal, wood, bamboo, and glass. Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd. www. 561-495-0233 Through February 2 Elvis: Grace & Grit. Delray Beach Center for the Arts/Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave. $8 general admission; $6 senior & students; free 10 years and younger. Palm Beach County residents free admission every Thursday. www. 561-243-7922 Through February 2 Flashback: A Retro Look at the s and s. Delray Beach Center for the Arts/Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave. $8 general admission; $6 senior & students; free 10 years and younger. Palm Beach County residents free admission every Thursday. 561-243-7922 Please Send Your Calendar Listings To: CALENDAR OF EVENTS DECMBER 2013 Food for Fines Holiday ProjectThe Food for Fines Holiday Project will take place at the Delray Beach Public Library on Monday, December 2, 2013 through Friday, December 20, 2013. It will have the dual purpose of collecting food for charities during the Holiday season as well as allowing the Library to retrieve items from the collection that are past their due date. If you donate food (canned or packaged) to the Library during this Food for Fines campaign, you will be forgiven the nes ONLY FOR THOSE LIBRARY ITEMS YOU RETURN WITH THE FOOD DONATION. Only those specic items returned with a food donation will have nes removed. If you have nes for other items not returned with a food donation, then those nes will remain on your record. Food for Fines returned books and donated food must be brought to the Circulation Desk. The returned Library items will be checked in by staff and nes will be removed for the specic items. It does not matter how much food is donated. There is no limit. This Food for Fines Project is for all Library items books, music, movies & audiobooks. For further information please contact the Library Circulation Desk at 561-266-0197. Thank you for your support and Happy Holidays from your library! Rotarians from The Delray Beach Rotary honored the late Jim Pignato by awarding him with the prestigious SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD FOR 2012. The event was held at Old School Square in Delray Beach and was attended by a large assembly of Rotarians, guests and the Pignato family. Ernie Simon presented a soliloquy in which he highlighted the dedication and unselsh style in which his life long friend, Jim Pignato, served his country, his community, his church, family and friends. A special plaque was installed in the Old School Square to honor Jim Pignato among the other distinguished recipients of the SAS Awards since 1996. Meetings Every Tuesday 12:15 PM at: Delray Beach Public Library 100 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach UPCOMING EVENTS December 3, 2013 Burt Upton will address The Delray Beach Rotary as one of the few survivors of the World Trade Center Attack on 09/11/2001 December 10, 2013 Christmas/Holiday Presentation TBA January 7, 2014 Back by popular demandDan Mangru will present on Stem Cell Research and the harvesting of ones stem cells when young to use to ght disease when older January 14. 2013 Lifestyle and Fitness Coach Julia Kadel will present. For more information: contact Jimmy Weatherspoon at 561-441-4563 or email


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36 December 2013 T he Delray Beach Pineapple RIO DEL REY SHORES$2,299,900 This 5/5 Direct Intracoastal home overlooking a no wake basin in Delray Beach is no less than spectacular. 5,330 sq. ft. under air and 100 of frontage on the Intracoastal. Call for more information.LA COQUILLE CLUB VILLAS$895,000 Ocean front 3 bedroom, 2 bath villa, 3rd oor unit with direct views of the ocean. This comes with membership to the Ritz Carlton Club. Wood oors and open oor plan. Too many extras to list.BOCA COUNTRY CLUB$439,000 Stunning penthouse with 20 ft cathedral ceilings, overlooking 3 holes on the golf course. Three screened patios. Updated kitchen with granite countertops. Private elevator with only 2 condos per oor.WATERWAY NORTH DELRAY BEACH$749,9003/2.5 townhome on Intracoastal, deeded dock included in sale. 2 large decks. Recently updated. 2 blocks to beach and close to Atlantic Ave shops & restaurants.SHOREWALKER PLACE DELRAY BEACH$1,150,0004/3.5 Key West Style 3 Story Townhome is located a half block to the beach and within walking distance to Atlantic Ave., shops and restaurants. The building was built in 2005 and has a 2 car garage. The townhome has 2 balconies and a backyard and a hot tub.DRIFTWOOD LANDING$13,000/MONTH On almost a 1/2 acre this 4/4 family home with a pool is only a couple blocks to the beach. This is a great seasonal rental. This home has the master bedroom and a guest suite downstairs and 2 guest bedrooms upstairs. Call for more information.MICHAEL MULLIN Realtor561-441-0635 WARREN HEEG Realtor561-441-1599 DELRAY DUNES C.C.$649,000 Large family home built in 2001 overlooking the 2nd fairway. Ground oor master bedroom with his & hers walk in closets and a oversized master bath with separate shower and Jacuzzi tub. Fenced backyard with pool and hot tub. DELRAY DUNES C.C.$295,000 Great golf course home with wide open views of the 2nd hole. This two bedroom home can be converted into a three bedroom. Lowest priced home in this gated community. Call for more information. Delray Dunes is a mandatory membership community. DELRAY DUNES C.C.$479,000 Great 4 bedroom with wide open golf course views of the 5th green and 6th hole. Screened in pool with large covered lanai. Split oor plan. Great family home. TROPIC ISLE$1,488,000 Completely remodeled home in 2000 and in 2013. Impact glass, newer roof, new pool in 2007, new seawall, pilings, cap, and dock in 2006. Stunning home on a large lot with a replace and generator. Call for more information.DELRAY DUNES C.C.$935,000 4/3 completely remodeled home on a premier golf course lot overlooking the 13th, 14th and 15th holes. This home has wood oors, a gourmet kitchen, crown molding and impact glass. There is a large pool area with a summer kitchen.




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The Delray Beach Pineapple D ecember 2013 39 COMING THIS MONTH . .EVENTSThrough May 10, 2014 Budding Artists at the Delray Green Market Old School Square Park Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring the kids to our Budding Artists booth at the Delray Beach Green Market and take home a treasure! Well have creative activities designed for fun and learning. Visit for special Green Market events and dates closed. November 29, 2013 January 1, 2013 Holiday Carousel Open Monday-Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday, 1-9 p.m. Rides are just $2. Fun for kids and adults alike! Hours are extended during school holiday break and select holiday events. December 14, 2013 Family Fun Fest Saturday, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. on the Old School Square grounds; free admission; small fee for select activities. Live entertainment with RIFF ROCKIT and PAGE TURNER ADVENTURES, Budding Artists holiday craft, Holiday Carousel, animated displays inside Delrays 100-ft Tree, Santa photos, ice skating and more! Presented in partnership with the Delray Beach Marketing CooperativeEXHIBITSThrough February 2, 2014 ELVIS: GRACE & GRIT Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture This ne art photography exhibition from the CBS Photo Archive includes 35 large format, candid and on air photographs, shot by various CBS Television photographers. The photos capture a 21-year-old Elvis on the brink of his meteoric rise to stardom. His appearances on the legendary Ed Sullivan Show introduced him to the world, and the candid shots caught backstage show just how easy it was for photographers to gain access. Through February 2, 2014 FLASHBACK: A Retro Look at the s and s Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture This fun display of music, movie, sports, political and lifestyle memorabilia is nostalgic for those who lived it and fascinating for those who didnt! All items in this exhibit are on loan from South Florida residents. Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am 4:30 pm; Thursday until 8 pm; Sunday, 1-4:30 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission: $8 general; $6 seniors & students with ID; free for ages 10 and under. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission every Thursday! Through December 8, 2013 WITVA Showcase On Display in the Crest Theatre Galleries: Works in a variety of media by members of Women in the Visual Arts. Gallery hours: MondayFriday, 9:30 am 4:30 pm; Saturday, 10 am-3 pm; free admission.THEATREDecember 6 & 7, 2013 Defending the Caveman Crest Theatre Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 5 & 8 p.m. Tickets $40; available at or by calling the Box Ofce at 561-243-7922, ext. 1. A hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate, CAVEMAN has both sexes roaring with laughter and recognition. Defending the Caveman makes us laugh at ourselves and about all the ways men and women ght, laugh and love. Its the perfect date night! December 16, 2013 Cinema Talk at the Crest: JAWS Crest Theatre Monday, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10 general; available at or by calling the Box Ofce at 561-243-7922, ext. 1. Members of Center for the Arts and Palm Beach International Film Festival are free. The classic 1975 lm not only made us afraid to go in the water, but ushered in the era of the summer blockbuster. Join us for this thrilling movie, and a discussion on its place in lm history. Hosted by Caroline Breder-Watts and presented in partnership with Palm Beach International Film Festival. December 20-22, 2013 Home for the Holidays on Ice Crest Theatre Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 & 6 p.m. Tickets $45; available at or by calling the Box Ofce at 561-243-7922, ext. 1. This new musical skating extravaganza celebrates the holiday spirit with world class professional skaters and variety acts. From an adorable family of dancing penguins to a moving tribute for our American Troops, this show will delight the entire family!LEARNINGFind your art at the School of Creative Arts -where art, photography and writing classes are enriching hundreds of local residents every week. Whether youre a beginner or more advanced, we have opportunities for you. Art classes include drawing, painting, watercolor, collage and mixed media. Members Studio is designed for those who wish to hone their gure drawing skills in a relaxed setting with no instruction. Photography classes include an Intro to Using your Digital Camera; Intro to Creative Photography Going Beyond the Snapshot; Fine Art Photography for Intermediate, Advanced and Master levels. Digital imaging classes include Adobe Photoshop Elements (Intro and Advanced); Intro to Adobe Photoshop; and Intro to Adobe Lightroom 5. The Writers Colony offers writing classes, critique groups and workshops that are ongoing so students can complete writing projects and concentrate on self-publishing or getting published. December 14, 2013 School of Creative Arts Open House Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Meet our instructors, visit with some of our students and learn how our programs can help you to discover or expand your creative potential! Learn more at or call 561-243-7922, ext. 478. December 17, 2013 Perspective for Artists Workshop with Ralph Papa Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee $165; register at or call 561-243-7922, ext. 478. This workshop is for artists at all skills levels, who wish to master perspective in their drawings. The workshop includes demonstrations and exercises with step-by-step process. Through January 31, 2014 Brighten your holiday season with a free Friday concert Its a great night out for friends and family!Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444 561-243-7922, DelrayCenterForTheArts.orgFriday, 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Rain or shine; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage. Food trucks and cash bar are available.Presenting Sponsor is Delray Motors and Series Sponsor is PNC Bank. December 6 Ike and V al R & B December 13 Across the Universe Beatles tribute December 20 Swing & Jazz Preser vation Holiday Swing Society December 27 The People Upstairs Funk/Reggae January 3 The Rum Crew Beach Music covers January 10 Jay Blues Band Blues January 17 The Fabulous Fleetwoods Rock covers January 24 The Brass Evolution Rock covers January 31 Turnstiles Billy Joel tribute Ike and Val EVENTS, THEATER, EXHIBITS and LEARNING DELRAY BEACHS CENTER FOR THE ARTS Delray Beach Center for the Arts, located at Old School Square in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, offers world-class events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. The restored early 20th century school buildings (listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Delray Beach Schools) house the charming Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture (c. 1913), the intimate Crest Theatre (c. 1925) and a Vintage Gymnasium. The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts offers art, photography and writing classes. The Center also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit All dates, times, events and exhibits are subject to change without notice.


40 December 2013 T he Delray Beach Pineapple As Florida begins to cool down, Arts Garage heats up this joyous season with programming that everyone will celebrate. This month we offer a gift of entertainment that highlights the cultural venues innovative and expansive style. Toetapping rhythms, Grammy Award winners, international icons, and re-y surprises are just a few of the presents youll nd under our tree! December truly exemplies the eclectic and dynamic diversity that Arts Garage has become synonymous with, said Alyone Ushe, Executive Director. This year, we launched several exciting new programs that can be experienced this month including our master classes, swing dance, and Radio Theatre. Our continued commitment to bring the nest programming only grows with each passing year, as does our gratitude for our expanding audience base and wonderful supporters. One of the ways Arts Garage ensures its artistic growth is through their awe-inspiring fundraisers, and this month, Grunge and Glamour II goes Latin! Calle Rojo is our theme and it will be redhot! said Ushe. We are igniting Delray with a passionate blend of music, dance, food, and explosive surprises. Headlining this event is Grammy Award winner Marlow Rosado. From salsa to rock, from merengue to hip-hop, from bachata to reggaeton, producer / composer / pianist Marlow Rosado has had his musical hand in all of it. A native of Puerto Rico, he is a salsero at heart, but has successfully written, played and produced hits in a variety of musical styles for some of the most renowned artists in Latin music. His album Retro won the Grammy this year for Best Tropical Latin Album. As an added feature, the Gallery at Arts Garage we will be unveiling a new series of paintings by the acclaimed maestro, Jorge Botero Lujan. Known widely for his dramatic and seductive tango and amenco canvases, Lujans natural talent for creating passion in his paintings will add fuego to the esta! Another multi-award winning artist taking the stage this month is the incomparable Dr. Lonnie Smith. Last year, the legendary artist sold out both of his performances and left the audiences on their feet cheering for more. This year, we are devoting an entire weekend to satisfy ours and Dr. Lonnies devoted followers. Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist. An authentic master and guru of the Hammond B-3 organ for over ve decades, he has been featured on over seventy albums, and has recorded and performed with a virtual Whos Who of the greatest jazz, blues and R&B giants in the industry. Consequently, he has often been hailed as a Legend, a Living Musical Icon, and as the most creative jazz organist by a slew of music publications. International accolades also follow this months Master Class instructor Mark Ford. The globally acclaimed marimba specialist will be teaching his techniques at an afternoon Master Class and then wowing audiences with his virtuosity during an evening concert. Our introduction of Master Class programs this summer are something we are extremely proud of, continued Ushe. They provide a tremendous benet for our area students and music lovers, allowing for a personal experience and interaction with the nest musicians in the world. Dance was another recent addition to the Arts Garage program and this summers Swing session was such a hit, it is back in season. The program consists of a free swing dance class, which is then followed by a concert featuring The Swing All Stars, a collection of the coolest musicians around! As the beloved Jesse Jones, Jr. explodes on sax, he will be joined by the multi-award-winning vocalists LeNard Rutledge and Brenda Alford. Another rhythmic show that is sure to delight lovers of dance, is Siempre Flamenco. The program celebrating the music, dance and spirit of Andalusia, Spain will surely inspire the audience to get on their feet and cheer! And speaking of eliciting an audience response, FAME hits the Arts Garage stage, and what a feeling it will be to see our areas most talented youth bring the iconic lm to life. But FAME is not the only feel-good lm being brought to the stage this month, the holiday classic Its a Wonderful Life is the next installment of the innovative Arts Garage Radio Theatre series. Scripts adapted from classic movies during the heyday of radio will be performed live, with professional actors utilizing specially designed sound effect devices, providing a nostalgic trip to the past with a modern twist. For tickets and more information please visit or call 561-450-6357 Sunday 12/1 7pmSWING ALL STARS 6pm FREE Swing Dance Class will take place before performance with Izzy Shniadoski, the director of Swing Affair. If youre a beginner or just need a refresher, dont miss this fun-lled lesson. The Arts Garage dance oor comes to life with the high-energy, nger-poppin, highsteppin Swing All Stars. Bring your dancing shoes and swing the night away or just sit back and enjoy the show. This performance will feature the smooth soulful voice of LeNard Rutledge, guitarist and vocalist Jeff Taylor, piano virtuoso Brian Murphy, swinging bassist Paul Shewchuk, and Kevin Campeld driving the band on drums and vocals. This night will consist of open seating. Tables are not reserved. $25 Thursday 12/5Performing Arts Academy FAME Opening NightSet during the last years of New York Citys celebrated High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street (1980-1984), FAME THE MUSICAL is a bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. With candor, humor and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today: issues of prejudice, identity, selfworth, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance. $20 $30 Other showtimes: Fri 12/6, 7:30pm; Sun 12/8, 7pm; Fri 12/13, 7:30pm; Sat 12/14, 2pm; Sun 12/15, 2pm & 7pm Saturday 12/ 7All day Grunge and Glamour II Featuring Grammy winner Marlow RosadoArts Garage invites you to paint the streets red, with Calle Rojo. In our second annual Grunge and Glamour Event, we will bring you to the streets of Latin America and Barcelona for a night to remember. In our intimate corner of Delray Beach you will be transported you to Las Rambles. From re-eaters to body painters, and street musicians to world-class headliners the Latin Flare of South Florida will blaze bright. This fully catered event will feature the nest Latin cuisine, Caribbean Cocktails and non-stop entertainment. As an added feature, we will be unveiling a new series of paintings by the acclaimed artist Jorge Botero Lujan. We will top the evening off with the Grammy Award winning Salsa Phenom Marlow Rosado. Put on your nest reds, your Salsa shoes and celebrate the best of Delray Beach with Arts Garage. Tickets: Single: $75 | Couple: $125 | Table for 6: $350 Wednesday 12/11 2:30pmMaster Class Mark Ford ($10) Wednesday 12/11 7:30pmMark Ford in Concert ($25-$35) Mark Ford is a vigorous percussionist who performs internationally at music festivals in South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. Ford is a marimba specialist, who has achieved great success with numerous marimba and percussion albums, and continues to lead an active musicians lifestyle. During the afternoon, he will step into to his educator role here Arts Garage and spend the afternoon playing and elaborating on his technique. And in the evening, he will electrify the audience with his virtuosity. Thursday 12/12 2:00pm & 7:30pmArts Garage Radio Theatre Its a `Wonderful LifeFrom Orson Welles and the thrilling Mercury Theatre broadcasts of the 1930s to Guy Noir and the hilarity of A Prairie Home Companion, the radio play has been one of Americas most beloved art forms. Arts Garage is proud to present a new initiative called the Arts Garage Radio Theatre! Scripts adapted from classic movies during the heyday of radio will be performed live, with performers utilizing specially designed sound effect devices, providing a nostalgic trip to the past with a modern twist. One of the most beloved holiday stories of all time! An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. $15 $20 Friday 12/14 8:00pmSiempre FlamencoArts Garage and Siempre Flamenco is proud to present: Corazon y Alma (Heart and Soul), an exciting and authentic amenco show dedicated to presenting the art of amenco in a fresh and engaging performance. Guitar, song and dance are in constant dialogue, and the spontaneity of conversation is interpreted in the language of amencofrom intimate solo expressions to intricate group compositions, colored with castanets, shawls and fans. Corazon y Alma will delight and exhilarate young and old. The depth of human emotion expressed is timeless and crosses all ethnic cultures and experiences. The show stars, from Andalusia, Spain, award-winning Paco Fonta is internationally recognized as a foremost amenco guitarist, singer, and composer. Celia Fonta studied in Madrid with many great masters, has toured internationally, and is herself recognized as a Master Artist. $25 $35 Friday 12/20 & Saturday 12/21 Dr. Lonnie SmithDr. Lonnie Smith is a true musical genius. He has won a plethora of critics polls as the worlds premier organist/keyboardist, and has been inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, as well as the Jazz Organ Fellowships Hall of Fame. He was named the Organ Keyboardist of the Year in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, and 2009 by the Jazz Journalist Association. Always ahead of the curve, it is no surprise Dr. Smiths fan-base is truly worldwide. $25 $35 Friday 12/ 27 9:00pmEric BiddinesEvery once in a while we come across an artist with plans to change the direction of music. A passion to impact the culture and push the borders beyond existence, Eric Biddines is that artist. Today, his focus is to be remembered by his strategies and unique campaigns, and hope that the generations to come look at his path and say, I want to do it the Eric Biddines way: The Do It Yourself Way. $10 Saturday 12/28 8:00pmMiami Saxophone quartetDescribed as four of the nest saxophone players in the business, the Miami Saxophone Quartet is the creation of virtuoso saxophonists Gary Keller, Gary Lindsay, Ed Calle, and Mike Brignola. The group explores the realms of Jazz, Pop, Latin, R&B, and chamber music, performing both originals and their own arrangements of songs from a diverse array of musical legends. A testament to the exibility and wide-ranging appeal of the saxophone, the quartets performances appeal to audiences of all ages and persuasions. $25 $35 Arts Garage: Decembers Sultry Side THIS MONTH AT LeNard Rutledge Arts Garage staff: Kahl Wilfert, Lou Tyrrell, Alyona Ushe, Paul Shewchuk, Drew Tucker


The Delray Beach Pineapple D ecember 2013 41 REFORMED BULLYQuestion Bullying is in the news a LOT lately and Im starting to think it is a little overkill. Granted there are extreme cases that need to be addressed, but lets keep things in perspective. Now parents are suing left and right for cyber bullying and verbal harassment? Where is the line Jack?Answer Im going to preface this answer by saying any physical threats by a person, or actual physical violence, should not be tolerated. These situations must be dealt with by authority gures, immediately, up to including legal action. Now, Ive got a confession. I teased numerous people in grade school and some in high school. At the time, I thought it was all in good fun. I never really hated or wanted anyone to feel bad about themselves, but rather joked on folks for kicks. One guy I picked on was in German class. My friends and I would mock him and give him grief weekly. One day, when rummaging through some of Roberts belongings, I found a wish list that Robert had written. On that list he stated that he wished that there were No Bullies. My heart fell down to the oor. I felt awful. I still do. I wish that I had apologized to him, but I was too ashamed and scared to. Mocking someone all around is a pretty crummy proposition. Ive been on the receiving end of this treatment as well, getting mocked by numerous people through these formative years, and I disliked it and in some cases it made me sad. It sucks. It hurts your self worth and makes you feel unwanted. Were social animals and when people pick on you, whatever the cause, it can be a depressing experience. I understand in your question that you dont agree with some verbal and cyber aggression being that big of a deal, grow some thicker skin as it were. I agree at least partially in that assessment. I dont think suing is the answer, or other passive means. Parents need to raise their children to be respectful, appropriate and thoughtful kids. And if a child is being bullied, those allegations must be dealt with seriously. If the person is hurt, listen to them. You cant judge another individuals pain. The victims mindset is really all that matters. It shouldnt be up to the instigator to determine what is appropriate and what isnt. The line is wherever the victim puts it. If someone gets offended or hurt, it isnt up to the bully to decide if that is true or not. But heres the problem. We live in the real world, there are bullies and idiots and degenerates. Kid bullies will grow up into adult bullies. It is important to instill in people the condence to stand up for themselves and set boundaries. It is never appropriate to be harangued, but its important in life to be able to tell that person when theyve gone too far. I think the majority of 80s movies are predicated on this life lesson. Theres some dumb bully, the lead character puts up with it, then he sticks up for himself, lessons learned, and now hes doing great. A person needs to be able to handle themselves in day-to-day situations, people take advantage of pushovers, or else there is the regrettable and horrible possibility that they will grow up being victims throughout their lives. Its a shame that bullying occurs, but its human nature and human nature isnt going anywhere. We have to educate bullies and listen to victims. When somebody is getting picked on stand-up for them and teach them to stand up for themselves. With the proper condence and maintenance man, the skys the limit. Look what it did for Daniel LaRusso. Cmon, give me all your questions at or I am going to give you a wedgie. ARTIST ENRIQUE MARTNEZ CELAYA OPENS PRIVATE STUDIO IN DELRAY BEACHDELRAY BEACH, FL After a year which included a historic exhibition at the State Hermitage Museum in Russia, acquisitions by the Moderna Museet and Konsthallen Strandverket p Marstrand, his selection as a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College, a new bilingual monograph published by Ediciones Polgrafa, and a critically acclaimed solo exhibition at LA Louver in Los Angeles, internationally recognized artist, Enrique Martnez Celaya, opened an artist studio in Delray Beach in September 2013. With an aptitude for architecture and design, Martnez Celaya has converted an 18,000 square foot former dance club into a stateof-the-art studio space, which in addition to workrooms, houses his personal library and art collection. Adjacent to the main street in Delray Beach (Atlantic Avenue), the studio will serve as Martinez Celayas primary workspace. The move coincides with an unprecedented museum-wide installation at SITE Santa Fe, where the artist transformed all of the 15,000 square feet of SITEs gallery space into an immersive installation environment that includes painting, sculpture, video, photography, waterwork, sound, electronic fabrication, and writing, as well as the artists rst musical arrangement. Ongoing, Martnez Celaya will utilize his new space to create a new series of work for his upcoming exhibition in Ume, Sweden, when the city will be named the Cultural Capitol of Europe early in 2014. Martnez Celaya, trained as artist and physicist, works in painting, sculpture, photography, and writing. He initiated his formal training as an apprentice to a painter at the age of 12. He studied Applied & Engineering Physics at Cornell University, worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and pursued a Ph.D. in Quantum Electronics at the University of California, Berkeley. Despite his interest and promise in science, he ultimately decided on a career in art, receiving a Skowhegan Fellowship to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Maine and earned a Master of Fine Arts the University of California, Santa Barbara. His work has been widely exhibited internationally and is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The State Hermitage Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden, and the Museum der bildenden Knste in Leipzig, Germany, among others. Enrique Martinez Celaya, his wife and children have been residents of Delray Beach since 2009.


42 December 2013 T he Delray Beach Pineapple The Delray Beach Chorale to perform VOICES OF THE SEASON December 5th & 7thThe popular Chorale groups holiday concert will feature crowd pleasing selections ranging from Handels Messiah to Hanukah favorites. The Delray Beach Chorales holiday concert, Voices of the Season, will feature the 60-voice Chorale accompanied by a professional instrumental ensemble. They will perform a selection of choruses and solos (sung by their Artist-in-Residence professionals) from Handels Messiah, as well as a number of seasonal favorites, including Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Away in A Manger, Do You Hear What I Hear, Silent Night (sung in German), and two Hanukah favorites, Bashana Habaah (sung in Hebrew), and Festival of Flame. The concerts will take place at the Duncan Theatre in Lake Worth on Thursday, December 5th at 7:30 pm, and at the First Presbyterian Church in Delray Beach on Saturday, December 7th, at 3:00 pm. The Chorales Artistic Director Eric Keiper is enthusiastic about both concert venues. Theres not a bad seat in the house, he says of the Duncan Theatre, And the First Presbyterian Church provides beautifully live acoustics in a wonderfully pastoral setting. The seasonal music for this concert, both Chanukah and Christmas, is joyous, touching, celebratory, and familiar, he continues. Audiences are sure to leave our concerts with a song in their hearts and on their lips. Founded 30 years ago by a group of Delray Beach singers, the Chorale has consistently attracted talented amateur and professional vocalists from Fort Lauderdale to Palm Beach. The group performs with an orchestral ensemble consisting of array of talented instrumentalists, including members of the former Florida Philharmonic. The Delray Beach Chorales mission is to promote and encourage the art of singing and to share the experience of great music with the community. Although their initial focus was on the classics of great choral literature, both traditional and contemporary, over the past several years they have broadened their musical scope to include works of 20th century composers, including Rachmaninoff, Copland, and Gershwin. Their April 2013 concert featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim sold out. The Chorale also operates a Music Academy Program, the only one of its kind in the state. Five professional musicians selected as Artists-in-Residence perform as soloists with the chorale, act as section leaders, and provide instruction to a select group of talented high school singers who also sing with the chorale. Tickets for the Delray Beach Chorales Voices of the Season are $25 each; $5 for students, and can be purchased on-line at or by phone at 1-800-984-7282. Special Group Rates (15 or more) are also available. For more information about the Delray Beach Chorale, please visit http:// or contact Carol Kassie at 561-445-9244 / The Delray Beach Chorale Performs Voices of the Season The Duncan Theatre Thursday, December 5 7:30 pm 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth 1-800-984-7282 First Presbyterian Church Saturday, December 7 3:00 pm 33 Gleason Street, Delray Beach 1-800-984-7282Inaugural FLORIDA YOUTH DANCE GALA Set for the Duncan Theatre in Lake Worth February 8Mauricio Caete, Founder and director of MC Dance Productions, announced that the inaugural FLORIDA YOUTH DANCE GALA will be held at the Duncan Theatre, located on the Lake Worth campus of Palm Beach State College, on Saturday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. The rst FLORIDA YOUTH DANCE GALA will feature 40 extraordinarily talented dancers from leading dance academies in Miami, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Port St. Lucie, Tampa and Fort Myers. Also performing will be principal dancer Carlos Miguel Guerra and his wife Jennifer Kronenberg from Miami City Ballet. Dedicated to celebrating and gathering talented dancers from all over the state, the FLORIDA YOUTH DANCE GALA will showcase new choreography, nalists from major dance competitions and some electrifying young dancers, resulting in what may be the most memorable dance event of the coming season, says Caete, a former dancer with Houston Ballet, Ballet Florida and Ballet Eloelle, who has performed in England, Russia, Hong Kong, Canada, Austria, Germany, China and throughout the Far East. My goal is to give the next generation of dancers the opportunity to perform in a professional environment, he added. In fact, the 40 participating dancers were selected after intense consultations with directors, teachers and co-dancers statewide. Tickets for the rst FLORIDA YOUTH DANCE GALA are only $30 general admission and are available for purchase online at Opening party at Val Grant Studio on December 11Val Grant Studio is having a Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting in honor of her new gallery located at 206 NE 2nd Ave., Suite 101 in Pineapple Grove on December 11th from 5pm to 8pm. The event will also benet The Canine Cancer Research Foundation and is being catered by local Pineapple Grove eatery 3RD & 3RD. Val Grant is an award-winning artist whose photographs and paintings have been exhibited at the Red Dot Show at Art Basel and throughout the US. Her oil paintings combine the surreal and abstract, and her photographs are brilliant retrospectives of Mother Natures nest ocean treasures. All are welcome to this exciting Grand Opening! For more info contact Val Grant at 864-561-4442.PBIFF designated a supporter of 2014 Sundance Institute Membership ProgramThe Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) is offering Platinum perks for 2014 Festival Platinum Circle contributors as a supporter of the Sundance Institute Membership Program. PBIFF Platinum Circle contributors will automatically receive a one-year Sundance Institute Membership at the Supporter level and accompanying benets. We are thrilled to formally support the Sundance Institute Membership Programa rst for their organization and ours, said Randi Emerman, President & CEO of the PBIFF. This alliance will offer numerous one-of-a-kind events and opportunities yearround to our Platinum Circle offerings. In addition to new benets through the Sundance Institute Membership Program, PBIFF Platinum Circle members (for a $1,500 annual contribution) receive invitations to advanced screenings from studio partners throughout the year; one VIP private screening with a lmmaker during the festival; two Platinum Passes with credentials for all festival screenings, parties, seminars and special events; and much more. Other PBIFF supporter packages include Executive Producer ($750); Director ($500); Producer ($250) and Film Buff ($100). The 19th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival will be held April 3-10, 2014 presenting the best in American independent and foreign lms. Meet the lmmakers from around the globe, learn about the industry and the art of lmmaking in special seminars and panel discussions for all ages, and enjoy special events and parties. Individual ticket prices start at $10. For more information, visit www. or call 561-362-0003.Celebrate the power and magic of dance at Kravis Center for the Performing ArtsWEST PALM BEACH, FL Following the total sell-out success of the opening show of the 2013-2014 season (Americas Got Talent Live) to the launch of its new program The Dancers Space, the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performance Arts is celebrating the power and magic of dance throughout the current season, including the following in December: Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Starring The Rockettes Coming to the Kravis Center and West Palm Beach for the rst time ever, this beloved family holiday tradition features dazzling scenery and special effects, glamorous Rockette costumes and a 50-foot LED screen that will enhance the show with breathtaking imagery, including the amazing New York at Christmas scene. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Starring The Rockettes is the perfect show for all ages. Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall Tickets start at $25 December 14-15, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Ayikodans (P.E.A.K. Provocative Entertainment at Kravis) Founded in 1987 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, by choreographer and dancer Jeanguy Saintus, Ayikodans blends Haitian folkloric and religious dance with contemporary technique and improvisation, along with varying African, indigenous Indian, and French inuences. Since its inception, Ayikodans has pushed the limits of modern dance and has mastered a cross-cultural body language that inspired a renewed pride in the spiritual richness of Haitian identity. The name Ayikodans is derived from Ayiti, the Creole word for Haiti; and Kontredanse, a form of traditional dance inherited from Haitis colonial past. Marshall E. Rinker Sr. Playhouse Tickets start at $28 Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free preperformance discussion by Steven Caras on December 14 at 6:15 p.m. December 15, 2013 at 8 p.m. Hungarian State Folk Ensemble Direct from Budapest and regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance companies in the world, this gifted Eastern European troupe performs in traditional costumes with musical accompaniment provided by both the Hungarian State Folk Orchestra and the renowned Gypsy Orchestra. Founded in 1951, the company has played to standing ovations in 44 countries across four continents, revitalizing the culture of the Hungarian people with a rich and colorful folk repertoire dating back hundreds of years. Crackling with dancing that snaps like a whip, said The New York Times. Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall Tickets start at $20 Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free preperformance discussion by Steven Caras at 6:45 p.m. and a free musical performance by Sea Wind Elementary School in the Dreyfoos Hall Lobby at 7:15 p.m.The Womens Theatre Project presents the southeastern premiere of The LyonsThe Womens Theatre Project will open their tenth season and their second season at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park with the Southeastern premiere of The Lyons, Nicky Silvers outrageously funny and stirring play about life, death, and family. The Lyons will run from December 6th through December 22nd. As the Lyons family gathers together for a most unusual family reunion, Rita Lyons and her grown children come to nd that despite being a family each of them is totally isolated. Afraid of closeness and solitude, they are pushed into a new arena the human connection. The Lyons received glowing reviews when it ran on Broadway in 2012. New York Magazines Scott Brown said The Lyons is simply trying to tell a funny, furious little tale of family annihilation with honesty, savagery, and humanity. I was immediately attracted to this script by Nicky Silver, explains director Genie Croft. Silver is known for his caustic characters in plays about broken families, and warped relationships and the characters in The Lyons allow their very private and unedited thoughts to be spoken out loud, and those thoughts are so full of humor, insight, and pain. As The New York Times, said in their review: Hilariously frank, clear-sighted, compassionate and forgivinglaughter that rises in close and regular waves. I am delighted that I was able to cast such a talented, creative group of actors to bring this funny, edgy, Broadway hit to life, says Croft. Multi-Carbonell Award winner Jessica Peterson will play Rita Lyons, the indomitable, frayed mother of this funny, furious family, and Ive also cast Kevin Reilly, Clay Cartland, Jacqueline Laggy, Matthew Korinko, and Carolyn Johnson. The Lyons will run from December 6th through December 22nd, 2013, with performances on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 pm, and on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 2 p.m. The Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park is located at 300 South Military Trail in Boca Raton, just south of Palmetto Park Road. Tickets for The Lyons are on sale now, and can be purchased at the Willow Theatre Box ofce: 561-347-3948. Tickets for all performances are $25. For more information about The Womens Theatre Project and/or The Lyons, please contact Carol Kassie (, Genie Croft or Jacqueline Laggy at 561-705-0470. arts & ends Director Mauricio Caete The Pineapple delray beach AREA MOVIE THEATRES Frank Theatres 9025 West Atlantic Avenue Regal Delray Beach 18 1660 S. Federal Highway Delray Square 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 Airport Road, Boca Raton Regal Shadowood 16 9889 West Glades Road, Boca Raton Living Room Theaters, FAU 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton


The Delray Beach Pineapple D ecember 2013 43 What is your idea of perfect happiness? My Idea of perfect happiness is working for myself. What is your greatest fear? I have no fear! Where do you nd artistic inspiration? From other artists work. (Jackson Pollock, Cy Twombly, Basquiat etc...... Which living person do you most admire? My parents Who is your favorite artist? Basquiat, Pollock, just to name a few............. What do you consider the most overrated virtue? ( Not sure on this one Which words or phrases do you most overuse? God is good. But never overused When did your rst know that you had to become an artist? When I sold my rst painting worth $12,000 What is your greatest regret? NONE What or who is the greatest love of your life? My PARENTS When and where were you happiest? In the 70s Disco Which talent (other than being an artist) would you most like to have? Music (Singer) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Nothing, if I changed anything I may not have what I have now. And thats not a risk Im willing to take. What do you consider your greatest artistic achievement? Being able to do so much and be appreciated. Grateful how well my parents raised me. If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be? A famous singer What is your most treasured possession? My artwork What do you most value in your friends? Trust Who are your heroes in real life? My parents What is it that you most dislike? People who dont keep their word. What is your motto? To whom much is give, much is expected and If you want to know the ending, look at the beginning.Willard Andre Allen is a self-taught artist, born in 1965 in New England. A graduate of the Art Institute of America, he studied music marketing before immersing himself professionally in his art work. Andres pieces are complex, both in execution and composition. Painting on the opposite side of clear glass, he works with an intuitive understanding of shape and texture. Each work of art results in a melange of color that both incorporate and reect ight when turned over to its rightful side. The work is not pre-planned, rather it is a reection of his mind-set at the time of its creation. The rst time I applied acrylic to glass, I got excited! When acrylic meets glass, the two marry n a way that doesnt happen using other mediums. Using sheets of glass gives me a sense of freedom. Mounting the glass on wood panels ( which I call the frameless frame) gives me a free-owing feel-and provides the viewer with a sensation that the work continues to move. The longer I am engaged with this process, I realize how unlimited its possibilities are. Andre lives and works in South Beach, Miami, Florida. His studio and work can be seen at Art Center on Lincoln Road, South Miami Beach and in future exhibitions at Art House of Delray in Delray Beach, Florida. 20Questions Concert #2 ~ Tenth SeasonSunday, December 8 at The Colony Hotel525 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach Guest Artist: Jonah Kim, Cello Beethoven and Schubert L. Beethoven: Quartet in f minor, op. 95 Serioso Schubert, String Quartet in C major, D. 956 J. Grant: Waltz for Betz for cello & string quartet Tickets:Single Admission: $35 per event Season Subscription (5 concerts) : $150 For information and reservations: call 561.213.4138 Email Tickets@DelrayStringQuartet.comDelray String Quartet Announces DRIVING MISS DAISYA play by Alfred UhryDates: November 30 December 15 Thurs. Sat. at 8pm, and Sat. & Sun. at 2pm Tickets: $30, call 561-272-1281 Ext. 4More December ShowsHarlem On My Mind A Musical Memory Hosted by Randolph DelLago The inuence of Harlem on The Great White Way. Tickets $30. December 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 19 Once Upon A Holiday A Musical Holiday Who-Dunnit Advance Tickets: $15 adults, $12 kids, At Door: $18 adults, $15 kids. December 21, 22 Sat. at 3PM & 7PM, Sun. at 1PM & 5PM New Years Eve Musical Memory A Celebration of the Broadway Musicals of 1963-64. Tickets $40. Eve. Show is sold-out. December 31 2PM Show and 1PM Champagne Reception. For more information, or 561272-1281 Ext. 4. The playhouse is located at 950 NW 9th Street in Delray Beach. Andre AllenArt House of Delray 255 NE 6th Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33483 561.859.0856 arthousedelray.comThe sultry palms of Boca Raton will glitter with snowakes as the Wick Theatre premieres its second production of the Inaugural Season with the popular musical, Irving Berlins White Christmas. Having made its debut on Broadway in 2008, the musical is based upon the beloved 1954 Bing CrosbyDanny Kaye lm, which featured an array of Irving Berlins classic songs including Sisters, I Love a Piano, Blue Skies and arguably one of the most popular holiday songs of all times, White Christmas. The Wick production runs through December 25, 2013 with evening performances Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and matinees Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $58 per person for adults. For tickets and other details please visit or call the box ofce at 561-995-2333 Im thrilled to bring White Christmas to the Wick Theatre this holiday season. The lm has been a holiday favorite of mine since I can remember, said Stacey Stephens, the shows director and the Executive Director of The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum. I want to pay homage to the lm while bringing a new and exciting evening of theatre to the Wicks audience. Stephens continued, I have found some of the best talent south Florida has to offer. Being new to the Florida theatre scene, I was so excited to see all the talent here and look forward to working with them on this project. Wendy Hall, whom Stephens worked with on eight shows previously, will be the choreographer, and The Wicks resident musical director Michael Ursua, will be at the musical helm. The production stars south Florida favorites James Cichewicz, Cannon Starnes, Kelly Shook and Julie Kleiner Davis. Also featured are Missy McArdle, Alan Gerstel, Randy Charleville, Sean Dorazio, Joshua S. Roth and Bianca Matthews. The production staff includes set design by Tom Hansen and sound design by Gerald Michaels. I know that the Wicks White Christmas will enchant and excite audiences young and old, said Stephens. The frothy romance, light comedy, and heartfelt songs will set the mood for wonderful holiday season. White Christmas, the musical, tells story of two WWII army buddies that rise to fame as a singing duo. When the pair crosses paths with a sister act, romance is inevitable and, as luck would have it, they nd themselves together in a Vermont Inn that is nearing bankruptcy because theres no snow. When it is discovered that the inn keeper is none other than their beloved General from the army days, a plan is immediately put into place to save the inn. They produce a show at the inn and enlist their wartime comrades and a variety of show business folk to help bring some holiday cheer to an old friend and help him save his business. By the nal curtain, the inn is saved, romance lives, and Mother Nature naturally fullls her promise to deliver a White Christmas. The Wick Theatre is located at 7901 North Federal Highway in Boca Raton, and also houses the internationally acclaimed Wick Costume Museum. Tour, luncheon and show packages are also available. Details at or call the box ofce at 561-995-2333.Snow, Snow, Snow.comes to Boca RatonThe Wick Theatre showcases Irving Berlins White Christmas CALL Kylee at 561-542-3838 to advertise today! The Pineapple delray beach newspaperGINGERBREAD HOLIDAY CONCERTPresented by the Lynn University Friends of the Conservatory of Music. Sunday, December 8 3 p.m. Children of all ages will enjoy the beloved music traditions of the holidays in this muchanticipated concert performed by The Lynn University Philharmonia Orchestra. Proceeds from the concert benet annual scholarships for Conservatory of Music students. Boca Raton Resort and Club Great Hall 501 E. Camino Real in Boca Raton Tickets: $35 general admission includes cost of the valet. Sponsored by Bank of AmericaGRAND OPENING PARTY AT VAL GRANT STUDIO ON DECEMBER 11Val Grant Studio is having a Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting in honor of her new gallery in Pineapple Grove on December 11th from 5pm to 8pm. The event will also benet The Canine Cancer Research Foundation and is being catered by local Pineapple Grove eatery 3RD & 3RD. Val Grant is an award-winning artist whose photographs and paintings have been exhibited at the Red Dot Show at Art Basel and throughout the US. Her oil paintings combine the surreal and abstract, and her photographs are brilliant retrospectives of Mother Natures nest ocean treasures. All are welcome to this exciting Grand Opening! 206 NE 2nd Street, Suite 101 Delray Beach, Florida 33444 864-561-4442


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46 December 2013 T he Delray Beach Pineapple New Shanti Om Spa opens at 321 NE 2nd Avenue in Pineapple GroveOriginally opened at the Paradise Salon Spa and Cafe 15 months ago, Shanti Om Spa recently celebrated their move to their new, 1700 sq/ft home at 321 NE 2nd Avenue in Pineapple Grove. The spa offer the latest beauty technologies available, from body sculpting to lipo laser, RF facial lifting, acupuncture and more. A great time was shared on opening night, held November 1st, where clients, friends and special guests all gathered together to toast the new location. Local fashion designer Glavidia Alexis brought some of her gorgeous dresses which some of our guests displayed for the big event. Visit Shanti Om Spa online at www. or ShantiOmSpa By Dianne E. Adams Special to The Pineapple Its holiday time again, and there are so many great parties and events that you are getting ready for. Its the time of year when excess is best and its time for you to look fantastic. You have the dress and your makeup is ready to go, but what are you going to do with your holiday tresses. Most importantly, dont stress out. There are many easy options for your hair this season that you will be able to do in a ash. The easiest is to add sparkle. Either use a beautiful barrette, head band or you can get some light hair glitter and use that to add shimmer for an evening look. Ribbon curls are a beautiful option. Just set your hair in hot rollers, let your hair set, remove the rollers gently. Use a paddle brush to blend your curls into ribbons and if you need to, just hit the ends with a curling iron. Mist on shine spray for sleek, smooth waves. All buns are not created equal. Pile your hair high on top of your head and make a super high bun. Mist on smoothing serum or light oil to add shine and nish your look. Twist your hair towards the back and make a low pony tail. Secure it with a rubber band, then use a piece of your own hair to twist around the rubber band to cover it. Make soft waves in your pony tail and voila you have a soft, beautiful holiday style. Blow out beauty. Simply put styling cream on wet hair and blow dry with a large barrel round brush. Flip your head over, put a drop of serum on your hands and run through your hair. Flip your head back up and nish with a spritz of workable hair spray. Volume, go big or go home. Whatever style you choose, curls, a pony or a simple blow out, you can take them all to the next level by adding lots of volume. You can use a root booster during your blow out, but that can be a drag. The easiest way for me to achieve volume is by spraying dry shampoo at the root, this creates easy volume. But if you want to kick up the volume, buy any volumizing root powders. Style your hair, then add the powder to small sections in the crown. Activate the powder by rubbing your ngers in your hair at the root and watch your hair grow. The great thing about the powder is it can be reactivated all evening, just by using your own hands. Dont let your hair get you down this party season. Just pick the tips that will work best for your hair, and your outt, and you will Jingle Bell Rock Your Hair. Dianne E. Adams is owner-stylist of Studio Seven Hair in Pineapple Grove. ( V isit 7 Dianne E. Adams Introduces 140 NE 2ND AVE. DELRAY BEACH | STUDIOSEVENHAIRDELRAY.COM CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT: 561.859.1737 ITS ALL ABOUT YOU. Owner Dianne E. Adams fashion & beauty Hair Styles Jingle Bell Rock Your Hair Cloud 10 offers PHD 5-in-1 styling treatments endorsed by Jennifer AnistonDELRAY BEACH, FL Cloud 10 Blow Dry Bar & Makeup Salon (, Delray Beachs elegant, new blow dry salon, is now offering clients a Perfect Hair Day (PHD) styling treatment for just $5 with the purchase of a luxurious blowout. PHD 5-in-1 Styling Treatment by Living Proof offers ve essential elements needed for healthy hair volume, smoothness, conditioning, strength and polish in just one step. The process takes less than 15 minutes and offers visible results even after the rst treatment. Cloud 10 Blow Dry Bar and Makeup Salon is one of a select few salons in Florida to feature the Living Proof line, used and endorsed by Jennifer Aniston. The state-of-the-art line was conceived and developed by scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. PHD is one of many products in the line designed to revitalize weakened hair follicles. Not only do we want our clients looking their best, we want their hair to be healthy and in the best shape possible, said Cloud 10 Founder Jodi Dery. Like Living Proof, Cloud 10 believes that every head of hair deserves the best, which is why we offer this premium line to our valued clients. Cloud 10 is open seven days a week, Monday-Thursday, from 10:00 am-8:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, from 9:00 am 9:00 pm; and Sunday from 10:00 am 6:00 pm. To book an appointment, call 561-303-3000 or reserve online at A second location in Boca Raton is scheduled to open in December 2013. Enhancing the affordable luxury experience at Cloud 10, the salon also offers a number of premium features, such as: The Icon Prive dryer, the Rolls Royce of hair dryers, drying hair faster with less heat Celebrity Wash shampoo chairs with Shiatsu back massage iPads with the latest editions of popular womens magazines, videos and a built-in photo booth Phone chargers at every station Customized makeup services Party packages for weddings, birthdays and other celebrations Memberships designed for more savings and benets, and more. Additional information can be found at; and Cloud 10s trademark is No coloring. No styling. Just wash, dry and beautify.A PERFECT HAIR DAY IN ONE SIMPLE STEP GRAND OPENINGThe Hair Design Institute in Boynton Beach held their Grand Opening this past November 21st. The school is located at 552 East Woolbright Road in Boynton Beach.


The Delray Beach Pineapple D ecember 2013 47 destinations D ecember in Downtown Lake Worth becomes the town that time forgot. Strolling down Lake and Lucerne Avenues and exploring all of the side streets in-between has become a holiday tradition. The Arts and Design district comes to life with unique exhibits only this gem of a town can cater to. The restaurants, from Brogues to South Shores Tavern and all the many in-between are lling their menus with foods for the holidays. Lake Worth is a true outdoor international food court serving main courses to desserts from around the world. Tis the Season to be Arty: The Fine Art Galleries of Lake Worth are showing new works throughout this holiday season. Special exhibits are being held throughout the town. Strike Up A Conversation at the Bruce Webber Gallery, 705 Lucerne Avenue. A unique collection of matchbook covers from the international travels of a successful Dutch businessman during the period 1917 1957. Opening reception with the collectors grandson Kersen J. De Jong Thursday, December 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Exhibit continues through Christmas Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery 15 South J Street, has a months worth of new art works and treasures on display. Friday, December 6th brings The Silence of the Clams, with art that springs full blown on the Clam Shell. Artists Julie Sylvester and Valerie Brotherton scavenge the beaches nding exotic natural treasures and turning them into art. Each artist approaches her subject in a unique way. Valerie creates framed and staged natural specimen phenomena using her nds to create works that could live on the walls of a Natural History Museum. Julie creates works from shells that include huge sailing schooners, Christmas trains, Hanukah Menorahs and beautiful and intricate holiday ornaments. Her collection of much sought after jewelry has increased in anticipation of the season. The gallerys newest artists Gail Erickson and Vandy will be joining in with gurative ceramic works and large Papier Mache creations. Art Gallery Designs, 630 Lake Avenue, is Lake Worths newest gallery and arts workshop. They are starting art classes on Dec. 3rd You can drop in and paint projects from $10.00 to $15.00 from paper mache sh to silk painting every Saturday and Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Their Grand opening is this Sat. Nov. 15th! Throughout the Month of December most of Lake Worth shops will be celebrate the Lake Worth version of Boxing Day. They have put aside beautiful boxes and papers and ribbons so that all of your presents can be prepared wrapped for you while you wait. The Lake Worth Playhouse and the Stonzek Movie Theater: The Lake Worth Playhouse has more fun in its theater per square foot than any other arts entertainment center in the region. A beautiful setting with the best of local talent, it is an experience not to be missed. For children: December 18: 11AM and 3:30PM Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus For Adults: December 13: 8PM Divas Holiday Party $15 / December 31 8PM New Years Eve Celebration $35 Stonzek Movie Theater: Whole new schedule every month, the Stonzek shows lms that you will not see anywhere else in the county. December 6: Bastards Claire Denis latest Blue is the Warmest Color controversial hit of Cannes December 13: Bettie Page Reveals All oh Bettie what you do to these men! Broken Circle Breakdown Ofcial Belgian entry to Oscars December 20: At Berkeley Fredrick Wisemans 4 hr documentary epic Nutcracker from Mariinsky Ballet St. Peterberga sugar plum Rolling Stones at Hyde Park 2013 still rockin after all these years December 27: I AM DIVINE bring in the new yr with Divine, John Waters star and cinema anarchist. If you are a lover of art lms and unusual and original presentations, make sure you get onto the Stonzek mailing list. Friday, December 6th: Evening on the Avenue in Downtown Lake Worth. Lake Worths shops and restaurants welcome you will holiday festivities. Look for artists and musicians on the streets throughout town and in most of the local restaurants. La Bonne Bouche is back from summer vacation with the best French menu ever. Saturday, December 7th: Trinkets and Treasures and the Bees Knees hold their monthly Parking Lot Sales. Both shops are loaded with treasures they clear out at phenomenal prices. Enjoy their barbeque and drinks as you rummage through their unusual nds. Sunday, December 8: The Palm Beach Marathon takes place from 6AM-2PM. Line the streets and cheer the runners on. Monday December 9: Lake Worth Food Truck Invasion: Sponsored by South Shores Tavern (502 Lucerne Avenue), this newest of Lake Worth events has grown each month. The invasion will take place from 6-10 PM on the parking lot of PNC Bank. Eat rst and then visit the Patio Bar behind South Shores Tavern for an evening of wonderful entertainment. South Shores is now open for Lunch in the Garden 11:30 3p everyday. Thursday, December 12 and Friday December 13: enjoy the Downtown Holiday Stroll through all of the shops and restaurants in town. Look for carolers and hot toddies everywhere. Thursday, December 12 South Shores Tavern presents 7PM-9PM Art Reception Der Kleine Gemalde the small works show by the artists of The Local on Lucerne Art Project Friday, December 13: The Victorian Tea Tour Sign up with Barbara at 1-800-8385931 for the tour of the season. Visit the quaint garden at South Shores Tavern for an afternoon tea served on the patio. Enjoy mini-pastries, desserts and assorted teas as costumed hostesses present an interactive playlet set in 1859. Friday, December 13: The 700 block of Lake will be holding its block party from 6-9. Ramon from the Unknown Boutique will be in charge of organizing the merchants for this event. Michael Puccio from Studio Dance Lake Worth will be leading the sidewalk dancing. South Shore Tavern: Iron Mike Norton 8PM-12AM Saturday, December 14: 11:00 AM The Lake Worth Holiday Parade. Bring your lawn chairs and line the streets of Lake and Lucerne for this exciting yearly parade. Wind up in the Cultural Plaza with the Kiwanis Club who will be presenting this years Santas Workshop, a fun lled day for children of all ages. After the parade join us at South Shores Tavern for the 2nd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest and the 4th Annual Holiday Oke Show. LDUB Grinchmas Pub Crawl 7PM to Midnight South Shores Tavern Joel Da Silva and The Midnight Howl 8PM-12AM Friday, December 27: South Shores: Blues Dragon Acoustik Saturday December 28: South Shores Tavern : Bonesh Johnny and his Funky Roots Revue Tuesday, December 31: New Years Eve Celebrations all over town, from J Street where Propaganda will be block off the entire street to South Shores for their annual New Years Eve Gala ($75 per person includes 3 Course Meal, Cocktails and Champagne, Party Hats and Noise Makers. Reservations Required. Call 561-676-7698 or email info@ to every other restaurant in town. Wednesday, January 1: The Dawn of Lake Worths 101st YearLook for a whole year of special events as we mark our 2nd Century. The Merchants of Downtown is a group that meets weekly to make Downtown Lake Worth a welcoming destination for neighbors and visitors alike. The MOD Squad, as they fondly refer to themselves, organizes block by block bringing activity, unity and camaraderie to the Downtown Lake Worth Business District. For additional information contact JClay6@ Lake Worth: The MOD SquadA Norman Rockwell December in Lake Worth Filled with Arts, Food, Ornaments and StrollsWEST PALM BEACH, FL Wildlife lovers who may be in an urban jungle can now visit the zoo online. The Palm Beach Zoo is the rst zoo in Florida, and among the rst ten in the nation, to be on Google Maps and Street View. You can now preview the mustsee spots in a virtual trip before heading there in person. By giving the public an opportunity to see what we offer online, we hope to lure potential visitors to come visit us, said Jan Steele, General Curator for the Zoo. Our mission of inspiring people to act on behalf of wildlife will be better fullled if we entice them to see in person the many endangered species that call us home. The Palm Beach Zoo joins the Detroit Zoo, San Diego Zoo, Houston Zoo, National Zoo, San Francisco Zoo, Honolulu Zoo, Zoo Atlanta and Chicago Zoo in offering these online resources. After mapping out the Palm Beach Zoo, CS3Design (www.cs3design. com), a trusted Google agency, provided the photographic atlas to Google. Chris Sardinas, Owner of CS3Design, partnered with the Zoo to publish the photos. We enjoyed bringing this opportunity to the Palm Beach Zoo, said Sardinas. Our company is proud to give this unique perspective to get the publics mouths watering, and give them an idea of what the Zoo looks like from the inside. Black bears and siamangs may be standard attractions, but starting today, you can use Street View to visit the fountain area and the Mayan temples in the Tropics of America section of the Zoo. Palm Beach Zoos Google Street View: Palm Beach Zoo online map: www. The Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, visit First Zoo in Florida on Google Street View December 11, 2013 Silver Science Day from 2-5pm Taking place on the second Wednesday of every month from 2-5pm guests 62 and older can enjoy an afternoon at the South Florida Science Center. Learn from guest presenters on various topics, view a planetarium show and interact with over 50 educational exhibits. Decembers guest speaker is John Blades, executive director of the Flagler Museum. Mr. Blades will be discussing Titanic Time: The World of 1912 at 2:00pm and a presentation about Henry Flagler will immediately follow at 3:00pm. Please note that seating for this event is limited and will be available on a rst come, rst served basis. Admission for seniors 62 and older is $7 and includes a free planetarium show at 3 or 4pm. December 14, 2013 Laser Concerts at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30pm Enjoy all the musical classics from such legends as Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley and more while lasers, stars and other special effects have guests dancing in their seats. Popcorn and other refreshments are available for purchase. This event takes place every second Saturday of the month. For more information about laser concert schedules, please visit December 23, 2013 January 3, 2014 Winter Wonders Workshop Brrr its cold out there come inside and join the South Florida Science Centers Winter Wonders mini-camp sessions for young Einsteins ages 4-12 years. The mini-camp sessions are two days per session from 9am 4pm daily. Extended hours of exploration are available from 7:30am to 5:30pm. Cost is $90 per mini-camp for non-members and $80 per mini-camp for members. December 23 & 24 Winter Science Treats, where children can make-and-take holiday sweet treats such as coconut cake-pop snowballs, liquid nitrogen mint ice cream, magic rainbow snowballs and marshmallow snowmen. December 30 & 31 Frigid Space, where campers will have an opportunity to learn all about the depths of outer space by creating dry ice smoking comets and make their own winter constellation viewer. January 2 & 3 Ice and Crystals, where children can make their own frost and snow (yes, even in Florida!), construct spin art snowakes, and grow their own polymer crystals. To register, please email: programs@, or call: (561) 832-2026 December 27, 2013 Science Nights Winter Wonders On the last Friday of every month, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium hosts a themed Science Nights (formerly known as Nights at the Museum)-a family friendly opportunity to enjoy extended hours of the Science Centers typical offerings as well as a chance to view the night sky through the Science Centers observatory. Decembers themed event will include all of the wonders of winter including a dry ice cider drink, a liquid nitrogen ice cream experiment, a snow making opportunity, a grow your own crystal craft, and many more holiday-themed activities! In addition to typical Science Nights offerings, young Einsteins can learn more about the Titanic, which will be the current traveling exhibit. Activities also include arts and crafts, animal dissections and dry ice experiments. Members: Adults $6.50, Children: free Non-Members: Adults $13.50, Children $10 (3 and under free) Planetarium shows and mini-golf are not included in event admissionDecember at The South Florida Science Center and AquariumDELRAY BEACH, FL Guests are invited to enjoy a Christmas feast at Delray Beach Marriott, where the hotel celebrates the season with a sumptuous array of offmenu dishes, and diners get the gift of no cooking or cleaning up after. The hotel, home to award-winning Seacrest Grill, will offer a special buffet and menu for Christmas on Dec. 25, 2013, featuring mouth-watering entres paired with savory side dishes. Families with young children will appreciate the available kids menu at dinner as well as the welcome lack of dirty dishes to wash after their holiday meal. In addition to having no dishes to clean after the gustatory festivities, diners may want to consider an overnight stay in one of 277 well-appointed rooms and suites so they can relax in comfort and enjoy no beds to make the next day. The hotel boasts holiday accommodations just steps from the shimmering sands of Delray Beach. For additional luxury, guests can relax in Villas by the Sea, which can feature an oceanfront location and up to three bedrooms. A little post-feast incentive for visitors staying at the Delray Beach Marriott is exclusive access to the tness center, where they can burn off any excess calories any holiday indulgence. The hotel whirlpool and outdoor Cascades pool also are available. For information, visit com/PBIDR or call 1-561-274-3200.A Delray Beach Marriott Christmas


48 December 2013 T he Delray Beach Pineapple By Katy Lynch Special to The PineappleThe holiday season has begun and were in for a month of good cheer lled childrens glowing faces, holiday parties, connecting with our loved ones and enjoying our favorite treats. Along with this, comes holiday shopping and wed like to simplify your experience and present a gift guide for you favorite foodie.. We want to simplify your experience and offer a gift guide for your favorite foodie complete with gifts that are local and can be found in downtown Delray Beach. The Ancient Olive A Taste of Italy Gift Basket ($85) For our rst stop, we enter The Ancient Olive a gourmet food, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting room located at 514 E Atlantic Ave. While weve adored their selection of extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars for quite some time now, we recently tried their new line of regional Italian products by Ritrovo and our palates have been dancing with joy. For the holidays, theyve created a Taste of Italy gift basket, complete with some of our favorites with most of the products inside coming from artisan producers. This basket contains: (1) Sun-Dried Tomato Spread by Maida; (2) Classic Abruzzo red sauce made in small batches containing fresh tomatoes, oregano, garden vegetables and EVOO; (3) For pasta, The Kaleidoscopic Mix features a mixture of assorted short pastas; (4) Balsamic Pesto made with balsamic vinegar, garlic & cashew nuts; (5) Organic Garlic Infused Olive Oil; (6) Oregano White Balsamic Vinegar; and (7) Black Trufe Salt. If these products arent for you, The Ancient Olive will be happy to personalize a basket to your liking. Taste History Culinary Tours ($40) For our next selection, we bring you to Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County. These gastronomic tours, presented by the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History, take guests on a 3-4 hour narrated tour combining food tastings with history and art. Every tour is different and each will take you through Lake Worth/ Lantana or Delray/Boynton Beach. The tours take place on the second, third and fourth Saturdays of the month at 11:00 a.m. While the group will mostly travel by bus, some walking will be required. Cost is $40 per person and free for children under the age of 18 (must be accompanied by an adult). These tours sell out quickly and prepayment is required. To purchase tickets or to see the calendar of upcoming events, visit or call 561243-2662 Drink Like a Local (ie. t-shirts, hats, stickers, pint glasses) For the beer lover in your life, wed like to suggest the organization Drink Like a Local. This organization unites local craft beer drinkers and encourages everyone to support local breweries. This can be done by drinking local beer, visiting local breweries, attending dinners and tastings and of course by helping to spread the word. Any beer lover would enjoy being part of the movement and sporting some branded Drink Like a Local products like t-shirts, hats, stickers, pint glasses and more with most of them being priced between $3 $19.95. Any of these products would be a perfect holiday gift. Visit for more information and to purchase gifts online. Champagne Manicure & Pedicure $100 (value $137) After the holiday season, a trip to the spa would fulll anyones wishes and The Seagate Spa is one of our favorites. Located inside The Seagate Hotel at 1000 E. Atlantic Avenue in Delray, the spa area features an 8,000 sq-ft spa area offering complete range of services, seven private treatment rooms, a Vichy shower and a hot yoga studio. During the month of January, The Seagate Spa will add a bit of elegance to your treatment with their special Champagne Manicure and Pedicure treatment. It is perfect to give or to get and will certainly put you into relaxation mode. This treatment also includes a champagne-scented bath for your feet, a raw sugar exfoliation and an agave mask. For $100, guests will enjoy this 80-min treatment, complete with a glass of bubbly to enjoy. For reservations or to purchase a gift certicate, call (561) 665-4950. About the author: Katy Lynch, the owner of Savor Tonight, is an avid food and wine enthusiast. Eager to discover new restaurants and food experiences, you can nd her in a restaurant most nights of the week. In addition to running, savortonight. com, she also hosts culinary events (ranging from happy hours to wine dinners) throughout South Florida through Savor Tonights gourmet social club. If youd like to follow the group, learn about her events or just stay on top of the South Florida restaurant scene, visit or send an email to events@ A Holiday Gift Guide for your favorite foodie Garden related classes to begin at Frog Alley Community GardenHarvest season is ending in other parts of the country, but in Florida growing season has just begun. Why not start growing some of your own food? Sow Share invites you to learn how from local experts. At a time when the typical U.S. meal contains ingredients from at least ve countries, and produce travels an average of 1,500 miles from industrial farm to market, people are becoming more concerned about where their food comes from. Garden-related classes at the Frog Alley Community Garden focus on giving people more control over the food that they consume. Gardening Basics: Soil, Water, Seeds, & Weeds in Florida is the title of the rst class of the new season, offered by Master Gardener Dawn Adderly. The objective is to promote the success of small gardens for beginners, says Adderly. She is a graduate of the master gardener program of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture (UF/IFAS). The class is free, and includes free seeds for workshop attendees. Families with children are welcome. Other topics slated to be covered this season include herb gardens, fruit trees (including a fruit tree giveaway), composting, and beekeeping. Classes are scheduled for every other Sunday at Frog Alley Community Garden at 250 SW 4th Avenue in Delray Beach. Classes are sponsored by Sow Share, a nonprot program whose mission is to connect people to the earth and to each other through garden-related education, community gardening, and resource sharing. The program covers the costs of offering the classes by collecting donations at the events. Sow Share began offering garden-related classes on Earth Day 2012 at the Swinton Community Garden in Delray Beach. Since then it has offered a variety of events at different venues, including Southwest Garden in Delray Beach, Gray Mockingbird Garden in Lake Worth, Hiers Hens in west Delray, and the Youth Activity Center in Boca Raton. Past presentations included backyard gardening, organic gardening, and backyard hens. One of the most popular events was the fruit tree giveaway. Another one is planned for later this year. Now that the new Frog Alley Community Garden has ofcially opened, most future classes are scheduled to take place there. This is more than a garden, said Shelly Zacks, cochair of the Sow Share program. We see the Frog Alley garden as an outdoor classroom. The Sow Share program is also experimenting with some weekday classes on Wednesday in November. The rst one is Building a Spiral Herb Garden, scheduled for Wednesday, November 13 at 4:00 p.m. at the Frog Alley garden. About Frog Alley Community Garden The Frog Alley Community garden is part of Sow Share, a nonprot program whose mission is to connect people to the earth and to each other through garden-related education, community gardening, and resource sharing. Sow Share is a program of Auroras Voice, a nonprot organization devoted to continuing the work of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. For more information contact Ashley Moore, Frog Alley Manager at 504.699.5244 or 50 Ocean redenes the art of the weekend feastDELRAY BEACH, FL 50 Ocean is gearing up for the season by announcing its new a la carte brunch menu offerings and a unique twist on classic libations created by executive chef Blake Malatesta. Weekend brunch is a relaxing way to spend time with friends and family, and we are excited to introduce our new Sunday brunch menu, said Chef Malatesta. At 50 Ocean, we have given a new spin to our brunch offerings, including a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar and bottomless mimosas. However, guests looking for the classic staples wont be disappointed! Undecided between breakfast and lunch? Open the brunch menu at 50 Ocean and be treated to the best of both worlds. A sampling of the weekend brunch menu includes Biscuits & Belly, crisp pork belly with warm buttermilk biscuits and white chocolate pepper gravy; Devilish Eggs, smoked paprika, smoked salmon, chorizo bits, and Portuguese goat cheese; Garden Omelette, mushroom, onion, piquillo peppers, spinach, and cheddar; Blue Crab Puffs, melon and radish salad, chili mango, and buttermilk dressing; and Lobster Benedict, a brunch blockbuster. The restaurants one-of-a-kind Grey Goose Bloody Mary bar has a selection of over 30 ingredients, including crispy bacon spears, bleu cheese-stuffed olives, jalapeno and sun-dried tomatoes, cocktail onions, lthy pickles (pickle-stuffed olives), sweet chili asparagus, pepperoncini, cherry peppers, pepperoni, salami, cheeses, and a colossal collection of hot sauces. Sunday brunch at 50 Ocean is available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make reservations for brunch, please call 561-278-3364. Complimentary valet parking is available.Brunch with a View


The Delray Beach Pineapple D ecember 2013 49 narrated excursion of bus riding and four to six blocks of walking through historic districts for alternate visits to eateries, markets, and an urban farm for food tastings, food history, and food culture facts.. At least three to four eateries are visited per Taste History tour for food tastings along with trips to historic buildings, cultural centers or art galleries. Tour guests may meet the restaurant owners and chefs; and local artists and directors of the cultural centers or art galleries visited on the tour. Florida history is narrated by a guide. The rate is $40 per person and free for children under age 18. Tickets can be purchased on-line at TasteHistoryCulinaryTours. Call 561-243-2662 or E-mail Private group tours are also available at special rates. The food tours board at Macys (Outside at the East Entrance) located at 801 N. Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL. December 2013 Saturday, December 14, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana Saturday, December 21, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach Saturday, December 28, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach The community got the scoop on food at the Delray Beach Library The Delray Beach Librarys Lifelong Learning Community Institute kicked off its Fall Lifelong Learning Community Institute 2013 semester with an exciting Symposium on FOOD recently. This exciting day raised over $4,000 for the Librarys Lifelong Learning Community Institute. For the third year in a row, the Library presented this stimulating day and this years event was called: Food, Glorious Food: Healthy, Local & Delicious! Attendees took an in-depth look at FOOD from many different perspectives. New this year, the Symposium featured three panel discussions on: Grow Local On the Farm & At Home Panel featuring Aldermans Farms, Green Cay Produce, Heritage Hen Farm & Farmer Jays Pure Organics Foodpreneurs Panel featuring Eat the Truth, Feverish Gourmet Pops, Nipotes Desserts & The Food Beat From Farm to Table Chefs Panel featuring Chefs Patrick Broadhead from Maxs Harvest, Chef Lindsay Autry from Sundy House, Chef Joey Gianuzzi from Green Gourmet /The Farmers Table and Chef Rey de la Osa from Publix Aprons Cooking School. Participants enjoyed a cooking demonstration on: Breakfast: The Healthy Start to the Day provided by Chef Rey de la Osa. The Moderator for the day, Ann Bocock kept the day moving at a brisk pace. The rafe prizes provided by over 35 local businesses and restaurants, were outstanding and were beautifully packaged by Basket oBooks. Breakfast was provided by Publix & Publix Aprons Cooking School and the day included Lunch-by-the-bite Food Tasting Tables provided by Aldermans Farms, Caff Luna Rosa, DIG, The Green Gourmet/Farmers Table, Jimmys Bistro, Maxs Harvest, Nipotes Desserts, Sundy House and Ziree Thai & Sushi. For further information or to receive a brochure about our Lifelong Learning lineup of Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 classes or to register please visit or call the Library at 561-266-9490.SHRIMP PASTAShrimp accounts for 25% of all seafood purchased in the U.S. today and provides a rich source of astaxantin, a carotenoid that is receiving special attention in the latest health research, primarily for its anti-inammatory and antioxidant properties as well as omega-3 fatty acids. And one shrimp contains a mere 7 calories! Prized for their sweet, tender meat, Pink Shrimp are caught fresh year-round in South Florida, but are more abundant during winter months. The rmer textured and stronger avored Brown Shrimp is available June through August. Rock Shrimp are caught in deeper waters off the Atlantic coast of Florida and though it tastes similar to Brown Shrimp, its texture is comparable to lobster meat. Ive been making this recipe for years when family comes to town for the holidays. It features great avor combinations and is always a huge hit. Play around with your measurements. It can be hotter, sweeter or gingerier, depending on your pleasure. Enjoy! East Meets West Shrimp PastaThis recipe serves four Youll need: pound spaghetti (whole wheat or white) pound of cooked shrimp 1 and 1/2 cup of snow peas slivered cup of celery, sliced cup of green onion, chopped For dressing: cup of honey of freshly squeezed lemon juice 4 tablespoons of soy sauce 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds 4 tablespoons of fresh ginger, minced 1 medium garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon orange zest, freshly grated cup fresh orange juice teaspoon red pepper akes cup Asian sesame oil cup peanut oil For the dressing, in a medium bowl combine all ingredients except sesame and peanut oils. Add oils in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until well blended and slightly thickened. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse immediately. Drain again. Transfer pasta to a large serving dish. Add shrimp, snow peas, celery and green onion. Pour dressing over pasta mixture and toss well. Serve at room temperature. Zona Fresca expands into Palm Beach County with ( opening of Delray Beach location ( DELRAY BEACH, FL Zona Fresca, not your everyday Mexican food, but Mexican food you can eat every day, will mark its entry into Palm Beach County by opening the doors to its newest location in Delray Beach at 1705 S. Federal Highway. With a mission of creating a great place where people in the community can gather and enjoy a high-quality meal while experiencing Mexican food that is fresh and light, Zona Frescas four existing locations have been staples in Broward County for more than a decade. Now, the popular fast casual Mexican restaurant is making its footprint in Palm Beach County. We are thrilled to introduce Zona Fresca to the Delray Beach community and cant wait to welcome our neighbors in to enjoy Mexican food that is fresh, light and made with natural ingredients the true Zona Fresca experience, said Kelly Ashby, general manager of the Delray Beach Zona Fresca. What differentiates Zona Fresca from all other Mexican restaurants is not only the quality of ingredients we use, but the option for our guests to customize their meal any way they want. That coupled with our perfect price point nothing on the menu is more than $8 makes us condent that this location will become the place to get the best and most avorful Mexican food in Palm Beach county. The Zona Fresca menu features an array of items suitable for all palates. From the traditional chicken burrito and fan-favorite baja sh taco, to quesadillas, chili rellenos, an assortment of salads and fresh ceviche, the Delray Beach location will serve the famed signature menu items as the other Zona Fresca locations, including a kids menu and an assortment of Mexican-brewed and domestic beers. The restaurant also features items such as the machaca taco which consists of slowly braised and shredded beef dressed with lettuce, tomatoes and queso fresco in a crunchy taco shell; brown rice; and Zona Frescas own twist on a margarita the Zonarita, a winebased tequila margarita made with freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice. Keeping with the restaurants mantra of using fresh, all-natural ingredients, Zona Frescas signature salsa bar features salsas that are made from only top quality produce. Guacamole is made from scratch daily with only the ripest avocados, and chips are made in 100 percent cholesterol-free canola oil. The 2,750 square-foot restaurant has indoor seating for 58 guests, as well as an outdoor patio that seats 32. The overall design concept for the Delray Beach restaurant, as with all Zona Fresca locations, is inspired by the coastal region on the Baja Peninsula in Southern California. Zona Fresca has four additional locations in Broward County: Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Pompano Beach and Coral Springs. All locations are open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit www.ZonaFresca. com and become a Facebook fan by visiting History Culinary Tours celebrate the Holiday season during the month of DecemberLAKE WORTH, FL The December dates for the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County celebrate the holiday season with culinary day trips on Saturday, December 14th (Lake Worth/ Lantana); Saturday, December 21st (Delray Beach/Boynton Beach); and Saturday, December 28th (Delray Beach/Boynton Beach). These popular food tasting cultural tours are offered year-round on the second, third and fourth Saturdays of each month, at 11am. Each tour is uniquely different and never an exact duplication of previous tours hosted. Taste History is a four-hour food-centric nibbles First grade City Manager Violet Orozco of Trinity Lutheran School, with Lori J. Durante and the Florida Farm Bureau Federations Eva Webb and farmer Carole Williams. Local farmers from the Florida Farm Bureau Federation conducted a healthy snack-making demo using fruits and vegetables. The activity was hosted as an outreach initiative for the annual Children & Parents Day sponsored by Target. 2014 theme is the apple fruit and event is set for Sunday, February 23rd at the historic Boynton Womans Club.National Farm To School Month El Camino Tequila Bar Sneak peak at the new El Camino Tequila Bar opening soon in Downtown Delray Beach Sara DeVries of Marianne Gourmet Shop in Delray Beach. Marianne Gourmet Shop is locally owned and operated featuring made-fromscratch cuisines that are featured on the Taste History Culinary Tour. Chefs panel = Chef Lindsay Autry of Sundy House, Chef Patrick Broadhead of Maxs Harvest, Moderator Ann Bocock, Chef Rey de la Osa of Publix Aprons Cooking School, Chef Joey Gianuzzi of Green Gourmet/Farmers Table


50 December 2013 T he Delray Beach Pineapple By Danny Murphy Special to The Pineapple Rollin with Murph is one of The Food Beats original programs that feature Delray Beach restaurants. The show stars Danny Murphy, a professional actor who has appeared in several major motion pictures including Theres something about Mary, Kingpin, Shallow Hall, Hall Pass, and Me, Myself, and Irene. Like all Food Beat programs, the focus is on the restaurant, its people, its menu and its unique attributes. In Rollin with Murph, Danny, who is a chair user, explores the accessibility attributes of the establishment for people in chairs, walkers and strollers. Of all the amazing things New York is known for, water appears to be the most important one to Bella Amici owners Howard and Art. I got a chance to sit down with these guys and nd out why, and to also experience the cuisine and culture that is Bella Amici. Bella Amici is Italian (go gure) for Beautiful Friends. I like that, and based on the customers we spoke with, the outgoing friendliness of the staff, and the owners themselves, the feeling of breaking bread with old friends resonates. Bella Amici offers everything you would expect at an Italian restaurant, including chicken, veal, and eggplant parmigiana, freshly made pastas, ravioli, calzones, strombolis, appetizers, sandwiches, wine and Italian beer. But there are few things about Bella Amici that really create distance between them and their competition. First of all, Howard, a New York guy and hardcore Mets fan, describes Bella Amici as an upscale pizzeria. I tried their pizza and I have to tell you, it is sensational, and according to the boys, it all begins with the crust. Thats where the water comes in. According to Howard, the secret to making an authentic New York pizza is recreating the crispy crust, and the only way to do that in Florida is to use New York water. I know. I had a hard time wrapping my brain around that one myself, but apparently its true. As the owner of Katz deli in New York told me once, he couldnt recreate his fare in Florida because of the water. Now unlike some places that claim to use New York water...or lter it to be like New York water, Howard and Art actually ship bottled New York water to their location once a month. And its the only water they will use to make their pizza dough. It appears to be worth the effort as Bella Amici is quickly developing a reputation from their New York client base to be the place for New York style pizza. And the pie I devoured was everything they said it would be, and the crust was unlike any I have sampled in south Florida. You can order by the slice or an entire pie, and your choices for toppings are endless. They even make a pizza with fresh clams on it that magically open as the pizza bakes. From traditional cheese and pepperoni, to the BBQ chicken pizza our oversized camera operator enjoyed, its all here. And theres more in the pizza lineage on the way, as Art, the Chicago connection and avid Cubs fan, is bringing deep dish Chicago style pizza to Bella Amici. During my visit the staff was working feverishly on developing the sauce that Midwesterners know goes on top of the thick-crusted delicacy. I wonder if that will require Chicago water? Doing it right is important to these guys, and that begins with quality and freshness. Like the caprese salad I consumed. The mozzarella used in this bursting-with-avor dish is made fresh daily by a local purveyor, and you can tell. The food is not the only thing Howard and Art have approached differently. The style of service is unlike any place I have been, and it provides patrons with the best of both worlds. You order at the counter, take your seat, and are then provided with full table service. Art told me the idea is that no matter how busy they may be, the customer has immediate engagement with their food order, and are then provided with cheerful wait staff from that point forward. I was impressed with the friendliness and attention I received from the staff, and I dont think it was due to my celebrity status. In fact, Art and Howard failed miserably with the Danny Murphy movie quiz. These entrepreneurial buddies also own and operate The Grind, a coffee shop (or as Howard would say cofy) located next door to Bella Amici. Real baristas, lattes, entertainment, sandwiches and some of the most incredible desserts I have seen. The boys went out of their way to make sure the desserts you nd at The Grind are not found down the street. The Grind is also now serving a full menu breakfast, with sit-down service and a stellar selection of traditional breakfast items, made to order with fresh ingredients. When I get back from Atlanta where I will be lming my part in the upcoming movie, Dumb and Dumber To I will be rolling back in to Bella Amici to eat, drink, and hang out with my new beautiful friends. Hope to see you there. Cheers! To see the Rollin with Murph episode featuring Bella Amici, visit Lyons Road in The Delray Marketplace (561) 270-3025 Rollin with Murph Bella Amici Find a variety of unique and specialty gift ideas for anyone on your shopping list. Whether you need something different than that bottle of wine as a hostess gift for a party, or youre shopping for Hanukkah or Christmas gifts, The Olive Taste of Delray has gift baskets for any occasion! Choose from our Deluxe, Italian Feast, Spanish Taste Delight, Sampler Bottle Gift Set and many more! Olive Taste of Delray holiday gift baskets are here!


The Delray Beach Pineapple D ecember 2013 51 DECEMBER Happy Holidays Beer Snobs! First brewed in 1981, Sierra Nevadas Celebration has stood the test of time and continues to be the beer I look forward to each year for winter. It is one of the earliest examples of an American IPA; bold citrus and pine hops make this amber colored ale an amazing gift to your taste buds! Celebrate the holidays with one of Sierra Nevadas best! Attention all foodies Join Chef Rey at the Delray Beach Public LibraryThe Delray Beach Public Library announces a return collaboration with Publix Aprons Cooking School and Resident Chef Rey De La Osa. Chef Rey is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University. He was a Chef at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami and joined Publix Supermarkets in 1999. He is now the Resident Chef at Publix Aprons Cooking School in Boca Raton where he continues to share his culinary passion with others. Join Chef Rey on Thursday mornings through April 2014 as he displays his culinary skills and provides answers to your food questions. Mark your calendars with the following dates: Thursday, December 19, 2013 @ 10:30 a.m. Winter Soups Thursday, January 16, 2014 @ 10:30 a.m. Super Bowl Favorites Thursday, February 13, 2014 @ 10:30 a.m. Wine & Dine in Monterey Thursday, March 20, 2014 @ 10:30 a.m. TBA Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 10:30 a.m. TBA These programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For information on the many other programs at the Delray Beach Public Library, please visit


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