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from the editor

It’s February in

Delray Beach

and Love is


For the past 25 years our “Most Fun Small Town in

America” has proudly been the host of the Delray Beach

Open. More than 50,000 tennis enthusiasts visit our City

by the Sea to watch some of the biggest names in tennis volley

for the championship title. Make sure you catch a match! Look

inside for more information on tickets and match times.

What’s Love without Romance? They go together like peanut

butter and jelly. Valentine’s Day can bring out the romantic in

anyone, and what better place to show off your romantic side

than on Atlantic Ave? Pick a restaurant for dinner, then stroll the

Avenue - pop into a gallery, browse a shop, and take in the local

color - or head to the beach with a blanket and a basket. Prefer to

stay in? Order take out (or call the Delivery Dudes), rent a movie,

and spend some quality couch time with your Sweetheart! I’ve

heard some pizza restaurants will shape your pie in a heart!

One of the many things that makes our small town great is

our parks and beaches, and recreation areas. Suzanne Fisher is

the Director of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation and a huge

reason why there is no excuse for being bored in Delray. I never

knew what an important, challenging, and multi faceted job this

is, until now. Read her story she is our February City Person.

Want to woo your Honey, but you’re

on a budget? We’ve got you covered!

Check out Darien Davies’ regular feature

Delray Under $50 for many ways to

enjoy our city and not break the bank.

However you celebrate, shop, dine,

and entertain local!

Yvette roulette, editor


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Get away… without going away.

Crane’s Beach House, a distinctive boutique hotel featuring 28 tropically appointed guest suites and luxurious villas, is nestled within

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Banyan Restaurant & Bar

Makes It ‘Cool’ Outside

Banyan Restaurant & Bar’s outdoor patio

area under the banyan tree has been

made very comfortable for their patrons

to enjoy food and drinks. Joe LoRe, the

Owner/Manager installed Misting Fans to

air-condition and bring the ‘cool’ outside.

Now you can enjoy your lunch or dinner

on the patio under the banyan tree regardless

of the weather.

Banyan Restaurant & Bar is located in

the Pineapple Grove District at 189 NE 2nd

Ave., Downtown Delray Beach, Fl, 561-

563-8871, www.banyandelray.com.

Congratulations To Mussel

Beach Restaurant

rummage sale where stuff is piled high on

tables and in boxes. This Step-Above Rummage

Sale is like shopping in a department

store. Each department has its own area

with merchandise conveniently displayed.

The Boutique has brand name high end

items. Shoes are arranged by size and can

be tried on in a comfortable sitting area.

Clothes are sized, priced, and hung on

racks. Some items have new tags still attached.

Sales specialists can help you

make a selection or point out the boutique

area. A dressing area is available to be

sure your purchases are perfect.

Arrive early for the best bargains. The

prices are fabulous and the merchandise

is extensive. For more information, call

561-276-6338. See the website for information

and directions. http://firstdelray.


Contacts & Cocktails

Volunteers working the Check in Desk

Another year, another award. USA Today

honors the Delray Beach Businesses in

the 10 Best in 2016. Mussel Beach Restaurant

was voted in the top 3.

This is in addition to other awards from

2 Forks and a Cork, Take a Bite Out of

Boca, Savor Tonight, Mythos Restaurant

and the Delray Forum. All said “Highly


Mussel Beach Restaurant is located at 501

E. Atlantic Ave., Downtown Delray Beach, Fl.

561-921-6464. Check them out on www.tripadvisor.com

and www.yelp.com.

Step-Above Rummage Sale

February 9, 10, 11 from 9:00am–3:00pm

The Step-Above Rummage Sale held at

the First Presbyterian Church at 33 Gleason

Street, Delray Beach ,is not the average

This monthly event was held in the

Ocean Breeze Room at Old School Square.

The affair was so well attended that

it filled three rooms. There was food,

drinks, and networking. A great time was

had by all.

Money Raised For

Canine Rescue

It was a Homecoming

Dinner &

Dance at the Abacoa

Golf & Country

Club in Jupiter, Fl.,

with music, a dog

beauty contest

wearing beautiful

costumes and

gowns and an auc-

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tion with donated merchandise from local

merchants. In addition to the auction, tickets

were sold for special gifts and a 50-50

drawing. Thanks to G Girl Productions and

President Laura Souza, the dinner was a

complete success. To learn more about Canine

Rescue go to www.caninerescue1.org.

To learn more about G Girl Productions go

to www.ggirlproductions.com.

APDA Fundraiser Aboard The

Lady Atlantic

On January 12th, event chair Eric Weitkamp,

Senior Advocate & Family Concierge

with Freedom Partners of South Florida,

set sail with 70 plus attendees on the Lady

Atlantic in Delray Beach. This was the

first fundraising event of the year for the

American Parkinson Disease Association

(APDA) South Florida Chapter. The event

raised over $16,000 for people diagnosed

with Parkinson’s disease. Sponsors for the

event were Capital Law Group, Brookdale

Boynton Beach West, Todd B. Weprin, P.A.,

Valuecare, AirMD, Blue Moon Senior Counseling,

Finance of American Mortgage, Oasis

Senior Advisors, SCA Group, Senior Nannies

and Summit Insurance Group. “We are extremely

pleased with the turn out and can’t

thank Eric enough for all his efforts”, says

Denise Jordan, APDA Executive Director. We

look forward to next year’s Anchors Aweigh

event!” If you would like more information

on the APDA South Florida Chapter please

contact 800.825.2732 or visit their website

at www.apdaflorida.org.

The Famous Princeton

Triangle Club Performs Its

Annual Original All-New Show

Greece’d Lightning!

Princeton’s Famous Triangle Club, the

oldest touring collegiate musical-comedy

troupe in the nation, will have its only South

Florida show February 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the

Crest Theater at Old School Square, located

at 51 N Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach.

The Triangle Show brings a unique theatrical

experience to a few locations each

year and we are fortunate that Florida has

been selected for this year’s outstanding

125th anniversary tour. “Greece’d Lightning!”

opened in Princeton this past November

to rave reviews and sold-out performances.

It is truly wonderful and one of

the best shows they have done ever. Triangle’s

professional quality of original song,

dance, humor and musical composition has

risen to delightful heights.

This landmark 125th Anniversary edition

of the Triangle show, will all be Greek where

a can-do baker from Greece’s smallest

city-state tries to win the world’s first ever

Olympics! But how can she compete when

her sponsor is the Ruler of the Dead, she’s

falling for Zeus’s athlete, and sports haven’t

even been invented? From Icarus’s flight to

Oedipus’s bedroom, join the greatest cast

of characters Western civilization has ever

known. Ending with Triangle’s famous allmale

kickline, Greece’d Lightning! will get

you to drachma like it’s hot!

See America’s most brilliant young minds

and talent sing their hearts out and uphold a

cherished musical tradition? Buy tickets today!

Prices for adults start at $35 and $15 for

students, with additional options available.


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The Blueprint Gallery

at Milagro Center

Looks Back To Move

Forward With the

Retrospect Exhibit

The nonprofit cultural arts

and education-based Milagro

Center is delighted to host the

Retrospect Exhibit in celebration

of Milagro Center’s 20th

Anniversary. The exhibit, which

focuses on art throughout the

past 20 years, offers a fresh

look on the familiar by blending

different artistic disciplines.

The Retrospect Exhibit began

January 6th runs through

March 3rd, 2017.

Squat-A-Thon to benefit Think

Pink Rocks, a local organization

whose mission is to raise

awareness about early detection

and genetic testing for breast

cancer, and to provide funding

for screening, treatment and

research. Last year, the event

raised over $8,500 for beneficiaries

of Think Pink Rocks and this

year, event organizers hope to

surpass last year’s fundraising

goal. Participants will be split up

into various divisions based on

fitness level and prizes will be

awarded to the winners of each

division. Saturday, February 4,

2017, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. at PurLife

Fitness Center, 45 NE 2nd Ave,

Delray Beach, FL, 33444. A minimum

pledge of $25 is required

for participation. To register,

please call PurLife at (561) 852-

9200. Donations can be made at


3 Generations of


Delray Beach Open

and PureLife Delray

to Hold 2nd Annual

Squat-A-Thon to

Benefit Think Pink


In conjunction with PurLife

Fitness Center, the Delray Beach

Open tennis tournament will

be hosting their 2nd Annual

The newest members of

Delray Beach Elks Lodge

#1770, Charlie Stravino and

Nick Garito, join Larry Garito

their Grandfather and Timothy

Garito who is Uncle to Charlie

and Dad to Nick. Both Larry

and Tim have been Delray Elks

members for over 20 years,

both being an integral park of

the Lodge. Congratulations to

the Garito family!

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Danielle Pearson, city of Delray Beach; Joann

Fisher House West Palm

Beach Receives Generous

Donation from Delray

The Delray Beach Elks Lodge donated

$5000 to local Fisher House. Fisher House

Foundation is best known for a network

of comfort homes where military and veterans’

families can stay at no cost while a

loved one is receiving treatment.

The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

Fisher House has been in operation since

1995 and has accommodated approximately

10,100 families. The house is an eightbedroom

facility situated on the West Palm

Beach VA Medical Center campus.

For over 140 years, the Benevolent and

Protective order of the Elks has been dedicated

to serving our fellow citizens. Elks enjoy

sports activities, entertainment, parties,

dances, dining and much more.

Elks take great pride in giving back to

our communities. Nationally, each year, the

nearly 1,000,000 members at 2000 lodges

provide over $80,000,000 for charitable

programs, scholarships, drug awareness in

our schools and assistance for veterans.

Briney Breezes Annual Bazaar

The town of Briney Breezes will hold its

annual Bazaar/flea market on Saturday,

February 4th from 9:00-2:00 in the auditorium.

Electronics, bikes, lamps, kitchen

items, clothing, bedding, furniture, books,

toys, jewelry and more. This is the bazaar

you do NOT want to miss! Incredible variety

and prices! Directions: East on Woolbright

Rd. to A1A. Turn right (South) and continue

to the next traffic light and turn right. There

will be guides to help with parking. For

more info call 561 276-7405.

Three Delray Organizations

Team Up to Create A Mini

Library At 505 Teen Center

Haros, Co-President Woman’s Club of Delray

bEACh; Kae Jonsons, Development and Community

Relations Director for the Delray Beach Public

Library; Mykal Banta, Interim Library Director;

Cecily Douglas, Teen Librarian; Trish JACObson,

Co-President of the Woman’s Club

The GFWC Woman’s Club of Delray Beach,

which founded the Delray Beach Public Library

more than 100 years ago, is teaming up

with the library and city of Delray Beach to

create a mini library at the 505 Teen Center.

In an effort to support one of its key

goals – promoting literacy throughout the

community – the Woman’s Club board of

directors approached the public library

with the idea of placing a collection of used

books at the teen center. Teen center members

can access the books in the informal

lending library and read them at the center

or take them home.

“This is one more way we can support the

children and families in our community who

don’t have easy access to books,” said Trish

Jacobson, co-president of the Woman’s Club.

The 505 Teen Center, a safe facility opened

to all community teens for recreation, is

operated by the city of Delray Beach and located

in the Woman’s Club of Delray Beach’s

clubhouse built in 1957.

“Reading skills are paramount to success

in school, and opens the door to all kinds of

new worlds. Reading is how we learn that

our experiences and feelings are universal –

that humanity is shared,” said Mykal Banta,

Interim Director, Delray Beach Public Library.

More than 200 used books have been

collected, thanks to donations from the

public library and from Woman’s Club

members but more are needed. Books for

children, teens or adults can be brought

to the teen center at 505 SE Fifth Ave. For

more information, contact the teen center

at (561) 243-7158.

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Culture & Cocktails At The

Colony Hotel

Rena Blades, President & Chief Executive

Officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach

County, today announced that the popular

series CULTURE & COCKTAILS will be back

next month at The Colony Hotel Pavilion in

Palm Beach.


WAY - A Conversation with Bob Vila

Mr. Vila has hosted a variety of home improvement

TV shows over the last 30 years,

including This Old House, Bob Vila’s Home

Again, Bob Vila and Restore America with

Bob Vila. He has written 12 books and for the

last few years has been helping with the restoration

of Ernest Hemingway’s home and

collections at Finca Vigía near Havana, Cuba.

Admission to each CULTURE & COCK-

TAILS event is $65 for advance RSVPs and

$75 at the door, and FREE for members of

the Cultural Council ($250 level and above).

All proceeds go to support artist programs

of the nonprofit Cultural Council of Palm

Beach County. For membership information,

please contact Debbie Calabria at


Each event will run from 5 to 7 pm, with

registration and cocktails from 5 to 5:45

p.m., and the “Conversation” from 5:45 to 7

pm, including audience Q&A. The Colony will

serve complimentary beverages and an array

of specially prepared hors d’oeuvres before

each CULTURE & COCKTAILS conversation.

People interested in attending CULTURE

& COCKTAILS can RSVP before each event by

calling the Cultural Council at 561.472.3330.

Downtown Delray Beach

Visitor Information Center

Under Renovation

The Delray Beach

Visitor Information

Center, managed

by the Downtown

Development Authority (DDA), is celebrating

its 12th anniversary with a complete

renovation. Staffed by dedicated volunteers

providing exceptional customer service and

hospitality, and a resource for hundreds of

visitors a day to our city, with more than

15,000 in 2016, this little center on the corner

of A1A and E. Atlantic Avenue was in

need of a refresh. During the renovation, a

satellite Visitor Information Center is located

at the Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 S

Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL.

The DDA has spearheaded the renovation

project with the generous support of

the City of Delray Beach, Roy Simon Architect,

Maura Taft Interiors, and contract

services from local partners, who are all

donating their services. When the renovations

are complete at the end of March, the

Visitor Information Center will have tripled

in size with new floors, ceilings, windows,

and doors. There will be computer access

for visitors and new digital signage. Visitors

can stop in and learn more about the

shops, attractions, dining, entertainment,

hotels and places to live here. In addition,

the renovated Center will be designated as

the Official South Palm Beach County Visitor

Center by Visit Florida.

The DDA encourages all area hotels, attractions,

restaurants, entertainment venues

and publications to provide their collateral

materials to share with visitors. The

Delray Beach Visitor Information Center

is open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. – 4 pm. For

more information, or if you are interested

in becoming a Center Volunteer, please contact:

DDA@DowntownDelrayBeach.com or


Palm Beach Poetry Festival

Launches Fish Tales

Poetry Contest

Susan R. Williamson, Director of the Palm

Beach Poetry Festival, has announced the

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Return to Boynton Inlet by Peter W. CrOSS

Fish Tales Poetry Contest. To

enter, local writers are encouraged

to submit up to 30 lines of

original poetry inspired by one

of 10 designated photographs

that are part of the Fish Tales

exhibit now running at the Delray

Beach Historical Society,

located at 3 NE 1st Street.

Fish Tales refers to the stories,

memorabilia, artwork,

writing and history surrounding

the sport and art of fishing

in Delray Beach.

All images can be viewed

now at the Delray Beach Historical

Society or online at:


The winning poet will receive

a $100 prize, and $25 will

be given to each of the three

runners-up. Their submitted

poems – along with another

five “honorable mentions” –

will be published on the Poetry

Festival’s website at www.


Poems should be submitted

to: https://palmbeachpoetryfestival.submittable.com/

submit no later than March 1,

2017. There is no age limit to

enter, and all entries must be

previously unpublished and

submitted in English.

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By Emily Gurvitch

Hi there, I’m Emily Gurvitch. I’m excited

to be a part of the Posh Properties team

in Pineapple Grove. New York born and

Florida raised I grew up in the suburbs of Orlando.

Heading out of state for college in Maryland,

I graduated from Towson University with a

Bachelor of Science. Upon graduating I began my

Real Estate career in Orlando. I worked for a national

homebuilder for many years where I gained

extensive knowledge and experience in Real Estate.

Living in South Florida for the past 7 years,

I appreciate all that Delray Beach has to offer.

The people and culture of this town have become

something I cherish. I look forward to providing

my Real Estate service which combines the personalized

care and integrity of a professional, I put

my client’s success first. A new agent at Posh, I am

exited to work with clients to get them their new,

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My name is Rod Rifai and I am the president

of Luxury-Performance Automotive

Group. This exclusive dealership location

is new to me, but I certainly am not new to the industry.

I have been the owner / General Manager

of automotive franchise dealerships for the past

30 years and decided to take it to the next level by

opening a dealership that reflects my passion - the

type of dealership that I had always envisioned.

One where every single customer, prospective

buyer, someone needing service, parts or storage

would be treated with the utmost VIP white

glove treatment possible. If mere words could

portray the level of my commitment they would

be ultimate respect, unwavering courtesy and

the relentless willingness to make your dreams,

like my own, become your reality. My passion for

these exotic luxury vehicles was realized early on

and I have spent a lifetime pursuing that passion

as only one car enthusiast to another can. I am an

avid supporter of the arts and charitable causes,

especially those regarding children, and through

my dealership I plan on displaying local art and

hosting charity events that we can feature and

auction art pieces to donate to charity.



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By Patrick Smaling

Greetings, my name is Patrick Smaling, a

local native with a profound love for the

South Florida real estate market. Growing

up in this area I have watched many cities and

neighborhoods develop and change over the years

giving me very detailed knowledge of the current

local markets as well as forecasted future conditions.

Prior to getting into the Real Estate world

I was a small business owner in the customer

service industry and I have continued to build my

Real Estate business with the same ethics. My goal

is to provide all of my clients with a service that is

redefined and un-paralleled. Buying and selling a

property is one of the biggest transactions most

people will do in their lifetime and I take pride in

clients giving me their trust to make it a smooth,

tactical, and fiscal financial move. The Posh Properties

family has been very welcoming and I am

extremely excited to start forwarding my knowledge

to the local Delray Beach Community. I want

to sell you more than just your dream property, I

want to sell you your dream lifestyle!

PATRICK Smaling, Realtor

Posh Properties

103 NE 2nd Ave

Delray Beach, FL 33444



By Joseph LoRe, Owner/Manager

am Joseph Lore, a North Jersey native and a

graduate of St Peter’s University in Jersey City.

I am married to Eloina and we have 2 boys

and we have been living in Delray Beach for over

3 years now. I have over 15 years of restaurant

experience, both out front and out back, having

operated, managed and consulted for a number

of restaurants, lounges, and nightclubs in the New

York metropolitan area. Initially as a Delray Beach

resident I held the position of manager at the Atlantic

Grille in the Seagate Hotel where I first met

our Executive Chef James Skarulis. My Atlantic

Grille experience and understanding of the Delray

Beach food culture solidified my intent to bring a

taste of New York and my own family recipes to

town. With my history in the nightlife scene in

Manhattan and Miami, this new venue can transition

from dining to a vibrant nightlife experience

with late night DJs and bottle service slated for the

near future. Once a sapling of a restaurant concept,

now emerges this beautiful open air experience

under the Banyan Tree.


189 NE 2nd Ave

Delray Beach, Fl


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By Darien Davies


Now that Delray Beach is a rising star in the art, culture and social

scene, it might seem a little difficult to find affordable activities, shops

or restaurants. I am here to prove you wrong. Delray Beach offers a mix

of high-end boutiques with laid-back restaurants, and events for the

whole family or nightclubs for night owls. Here is what you can do in

Delray Beach in February for $50 or less.

It may be winter in other parts of the

country but it’s always a shade of summer

in Florida. Instead of being a victim

to the sun, grab a seat under an umbrella

and watch others sweat it out. February is

Beat the Heat Month and is a perfect time

to enjoy a cold cocktail and hopefully a bit

of a breeze while others serve and volley

their way to a win. The Delray Beach Open

is held February 17-26 and is the world’s

only 10-day tennis event consisting of an

ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals)

Champions Tour and an ATP World Tour

event. The schedule builds up to the finals

events on the last weekend, so if you have

the time to watch the entire event, you’ve

got a lot of exciting tennis on your hands.

Ticket prices start around $25 for box or

reserved seats, per day, which is a pretty

sweet deal considering you’ll be in the

presence of Raonic, Del Potro, Karlovic, the

Bryan brothers, Fish, Gonzalez, and many

more notable players. The event is televised

nationally on the Tennis Channel, and

internationally in more than 120 countries,

so it’s kind of a big deal. Lucky us that it’s

in our backyard! The Delray Beach Tennis

Center is located at 201 W. Atlantic Ave.

Visit www.yellowtennisball.com or call

(561) 330-6000 for more information and

to purchase tickets.

I’ll say it. Relationships are difficult,

but undeniably rewarding, which is

why we all love to love. If you want to

get insight into another relationship (you

know, just to make sure you’re not the

crazy one), you’ve got a great date night

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in your near future. February is Relationship

Wellness Month and we’re fortunate

enough that the Delray Beach Playhouse

is featuring The Odd Couple, a comedy

by Neil Simon, for our viewing pleasure.

When Neil Simon’s brother Danny was a

young writer in New York, he shared an

apartment with a newly divorced friend.

One night, while watching his brother

and the ill-matched roommate exchanging

sarcastic quips, Neil thought that

this exchange is funnier than a play. And,

thus, The Odd Couple was born. The play

is about two friends with such contrary

personalities that simple co-existence becomes

a daily ordeal. The NY Daily News

has called this play “wildly, irresistibly, incredibly

and continuously funny,” and the

roommates’ relationship has become

one of the iconic relationships in

American comedy. The Delray

Beach Playhouse is celebrating

70 years in business so

it’s safe to say they know

how to show the audience

a good time. Tickets are $30

per person and the play runs

from February 4-19. The Delray

Beach Playhouse is located

at 950 N.W. Ninth St. Visit


com or call (561) 272-1281 for

more information.

Oh, pizza, you hold a special

place in my heart (and on my

hips) and I will never forget our

deep dish love affair. February 9 is National

Pizza Day and is a great time to revisit

all of our local pizza restaurants and get

some go-to favorites so you’re ready when

the time strikes. Pizza Rustica dishes up

one of my favorite slices on the Avenue

but there are so many to choose from you

might have to frequent often to even make

a dent in the dough. My no-fail choice is

the A Quattro Formaggi, which has asiago,

creamy blue cheese, sharp Swiss and

mozzarella cheese and diced tomatoes,

Kalamata and Spanish green olives, for

only $5.65 for the slice. Best part is that

Pizza Rustica is open until the wee morning

hours so you can indulge after a night

on the town. The pizza train is now moving

along to Scuola Vecchia, where you can

get old school Italian pizzas for your eating pleasure. The

Keste is amazing and features imported fresh buffalo mozzarella,

tomato sauce, prosciutto di parma, arugula, shaved

gran cru, extra virgin olive oil and basil for $19 for the pie.

Sharing is not an option. If you’re with a group and need

large pies, head to Sazio and order one of their specialty

pizzas. The Sazio has sundried tomatoes, red onions, grilled

chicken, goat cheese, mozzarella and sauce and is $19.50 for

the large. Whatever your pizza pleasure, you’re sure to sink

your teeth into something that gets your pizza motor running.

Visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com for restaurant

location and information. Or, just follow your nose.

You either love it or hate it, but either way, it’s here. Every

day should be Valentine’s Day, but if you want to

show a little more effort on February 14, here’s a little

nighttime game plan complete with a sexy menu so hopefully

you get the ROI you were looking for. Start the night at Caffe

Luna Rosa with a glass of champagne and intimate conversation

as the beach breeze envelopes the two of you. Then, stroll

to City Oyster and order a platter of the oysters on the half

shell (market price) and get your love drive really humming.

(Another glass of champagne shouldn’t hurt, either.) Once

done, turn the corner to El Camino and order their guacamole,

which is made to order so you can have it spicy or classic, for

$9. Wash it down with their strawberry-basil margarita with

Corazon Blanco, strawberries, Cocchi Rosa and Swank Farms

basil for $11. Now you’ve got the pants party started. If you’re

still in the frisky food mood, head to Carpe Diem and split the

Chevre Chaud salad with organic greens and arugula, warm

goat cheese, grape tomatoes, apples, caramelized walnuts,

dried cranberries and raisins, and raspberry dressing for $13.

Another glass of wine should be in order, don’t you think? Finish

your culinary night with an espresso at Subculture Coffee

and to-go chocolates from Kilwins and you’ve got the recipe

for a night nightcap at home. Enjoy the night, and, you’re welcome.

Visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com for restaurant

locations and information.


can cook all day, every day. But baking? No thanks. You

can keep your precise measurements and sweet treats.

Thankfully there are tons of bakeries on the Ave so you

don’t have to bake if you don’t want to. February is Bake for

Family Fun Month and is a great time to leave the baking to

the professionals. Start your journey at Grandma’s Treasures,

a local German deli/bakery that features a rotating menu of

the season’s best offerings. You’ll find cakes, individual bread

pudding, pies, chocolate and lemon crinkle cookies, and much

more. If you are still looking for a taste from across the pond,

head to The French Bakery and Café for artisanal pastries including

chocolate croissants, white chocolate pistachio croissants,

tarts with baked fruits, coconut macarons, and much

more. If you are drooling for more traditional baked goods,

head to Two Fat Cookies, where you’ll find cookies, cakes,

cake pops, and specialty items. Indulge in strawberry mousse

towers, tiramisu tartlets, Hawaiian cheese squares, or turtle

cupcakes, among others. Bring the family along so you can

try more items without turning into a dessert monster. Visit

www.downtowndelraybeach.com for restaurant locations

and information.

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► lOCAls only ║ happenings

1-28 Shark Feeding - Tues-

Sat - 10:30am, Sun1:30pm-

$5. Alligator Feeding –

Wed & Sat 1pm. 561-274-7263,


1-28 Sandoway DiSCOVEry

Center Jr. Shark Biologist

– Wed & Sun 3:15pm. Free. Designed

as a mock shark study,

students will be given the task

of collecting, examining their

“sharks”, recording data and

tagging. 561-274-7263, sandowayhouse.org

1-28 Pickleball – $3-4. Call

for times. Pompey Park Community

Center. 561-243-7356.

Delray Beach Community

Center. 561-243-7250. Delray

Beach Tennis Center 561-243-


1-28 Cruise aboard Delray

Yacht Cruises – Daily

sightseeing cruises at 10:30am

& 1pm. $21-24. delraybeachcruises.com

1-28 Murder on the bEACh

Booksignings – Join Murder

on the Beach Mystery Bookstore

for various book signings

and book clubs throughout the

month. Call for details. 561-

279-7790, murderonthebeach.


2 “FabriCAted” Opening

Reception at The Cornell

Museum at Old School

Square – 7-9 pm. $10. Meet

some of the “Fabricated” exhibition

artists and preview

extraordinary fiber art by national

artists. 561-243-7922,


2,9,16,23 Delray Marketplace

Music Fests –

6-8pm. Join us in the Delray

Marketplace Amphitheater

on Thursdays in Feb for FREE

concerts! 561-865-4613, delraymarket.com

2,9,16,23 Sumi-e Ink Painting

– Floral: 10:30am–

12:30pm, Landscape: 1:30pm–

3:30pm Tickets are $60

(Members $55), advance registration

required. Sumi-e, literally

“charcoal drawing,” is a

form of Japanese ink painting

brought from China in the 12th

century. Students learn to grind

their own ink and execute the

primary sumi-e brushstrokes

to capture the beauty of flowers

and bamboo and to mimic

sweeping landscapes. For a list

of required materials or to register,

visit morikami.org.

3 First Friday Art Walk in

Downtown Delray – 6pm-

9pm. Stroll throughout downtown

Delray. 561-243-1077,



3 Delray Bash Benefiting

the American Lung Association

– $50. 7pm. Join us

for an evening of great food,

fine wine, beer, spirits and live

entertainment. delraybash.com

5,19 Sado Tea Ceremony

8 The Doo Wop Project at

Class – Individual appointments

begin at 10:15am. Price:

3-5 Pump Boys and Dinettes

at the Crest The-

School Square – $47-67.

the Crest Theatre at Old

$55 (Members $50), advance

atre at Old School Square

The Doo Wop Project is street

registration required. Learn to

– $52-62. The ‘Pump Boys’ sell

corner singing -- from Bop to

perform traditional Japanese

high octane on Highway 57 in

Pop… for a whole new generation!

561-243-7922, old-

Trolley – 10am- $25. Spady

11 Ride and Remember

tea ceremony in the authentic

Grand Ole Opry country and

Seishin-an Tea House. Tea Cer-

the ‘Dinettes’, Prudie and Rhetschoolsquare.org

Museum. When you board


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taCupp, run the Double Cupp

diner next door. 561-243-7922,


4 2nd Annual Run to The

Rescue 5k – 7am. $10-25.5K

run/1 mile walk hosted by the

Harrigan Foundation. harriganfoundation.com/run-to-therescue

4,5,11,12,18,19 Artists in

the Park – 10am-4:30pm.

Free. Join the Delray Art League

at Veterans Park. Come browse

and purchase original works

from some of the finest artists

South Florida has to offer! delrayartleague.com

4,11,18,25 Delray Beach

GreenMarket – 9am-2pm.

The GreenMarket is an open

air marketplace located at Old

School Square Park. delraycra.


4-19 Delray Beach Playhouse

Presents “The

Odd Couple” – 2pm & 8pm.

$30.561-272-1281 Ext. 4, delraybeachplayhouse.com

4 Arts Garage Presents

Maria Rivas Quartet – $30-

45. 8pm. Latin Jazz. 561-450-

6357, artsgarage.org

emony Workshop (offered in

Nov., Jan., and Mar.) is a prerequisite

for this class. To register

please call 561.233.1367.

5,12,19,26 Brunch Cruises

aboard Delray Yacht

Cruises – 10:30am. Enjoy

brunch along the intracoastal.

$36-46. delraybeachcruises.com

7 Beginnings – A Chicago

Tribute at the Crest Theatre at

Old School Square - $35-45. In

the fall of 2002, BEGINNINGS

was born out of the love and respect

for the music of one of the

greatest American Rock bands

of all time, CHICAGO. 561-243-

7922, oldschoolsquare.org

7 Delray Beach Playhouse

Presents “Joan Rivers: Behind

the Mask of Comedy”

– 2pm. $25. 561-272-1281 Ext.

4, delraybeachplayhouse.com

7,14,21,28 Ikebana Flower

Arrangement: Ikenobo

School – 1:00pm–3:00pm.

Price: $70 (Members $60);

Flower fee: $80, advance registration

required. Flower

arrangement, ikebana, is a

traditional Japanese art. The

Ikenobo School is the oldest

and most traditional. Students

in this course learn the basic

principles and styles of Ikenobo,

creating fresh flower arrangements

each week to take

home and enjoy. For a list of required

materials or to register,

visit morikami.org.

8 Delray Beach Playhouse

Presents “Sibling Harmony:

The Everly Brothers

Story & Song” – 2pm. $25.

561-272-1281 Ext. 4, delraybeachplayhouse.com

9 Delray Beach Chamber

of Commerce ContACts

& Cocktails at Carl’s Patio

Delray Marketplace

– 5:15-7pm. $10-20. It’s the

best way to gain a broader

awareness for your business

and build relationships within

the community. 561-278-0424,


10 Delray bEACh Playhouse

Presents “Once

uPOn a Posturpedic” –

2pm. $25. Pillow talk is fine

and dandy, but do couples really

have to share everything?

Billy and Flo’s new mattress is

quite comfy, but the conversation?

Not so much. 561-272-

1281 Ext. 4, delraybeachplayhouse.com

10&24 SAVOr Our City Popcorn

and Wine Pairing –

7-9pm. $20-25. Popcorn and

wine are the new key ingredients

in the recipe for rest and

relaxation. The Original Popcorn

House. savorourcity.com

11 Pledge for PEACE Bike

Ride – 11am-1pm. Free. Join

us for a community bike ride

through Delray Beach! Learn

about the history of our community

as we make stops along

the way. Help our community

pledge for peace. Start at

Pompey Park. facebook.com/



the “Ride & Remember” Trolley

Tour, the history of Delray

Beach comes alive! 561-279-

8883, spadymuseum.com

11 SAVOr Our City Taste

Atlantic Avenue – 11am-

2pm. $65. Enjoy a walking tour

of Delray Beach and indulge in

tastes from 5-7 stops along the

way. savorourcity.com

14 Valentine’s Day Jazz

Cruise – 6pm. $90.Surprise

your special someone with

dinner & jazz aboard the Lady

Atlantic. Delray Yacht Cruises.

Reservations required: 561-


14 Valentine’s Day SHED

Sessions at the Spady Museum

– 8-11pm. $10. Jam sessions

will welcome other local

musicians to sit in with their

instruments. 561-279-8883,


14 Arts Garage Presents

lOSton Harris – $30-45.

7:30pm. Jazz. For this special

Valentine’s Day show, the suave

singer and pianist presents a

blend of love songs from the

Great American Songbook.

Joining him onstage are Gianluca

Renzi on bass and Mike Lee

on tenor saxophone. 561-450-

6357, artsgarage.org

16 The Sounds of Soul at

the Crest Theatre at Old

School Square – $35-45.

8pm. 561-243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org

17-19 Xanadu at the Crest

Theatre at Old School

Square – $35-45. 8pm. This

Tony Award-nominated, hilarious,

musical adventure is

about following your dreams

despite the limitations others

set for you. Performed by the

Carbonell Award-Winning Slow

Burn Theatre Co., the original

hit score was composed by

pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne

and John Farrar. 561-243-

7922, oldschoolsquare.org

17-26 Delray Beach Open

– The world’s only 10-day tennis

event consisting of an ATP

Champions Tour and an ATP

World Tour event. 561-330-

6000, yellowtennisball.com

18 Spady Living Heritage

FestiVAl – 1-5pm. Free. Bring

the kids; bring the grandparents!

The Spady Living Heritage

Festival is a free, family affair

during Black History Month.

This party is an annual event by

the Spady Museum, dedicated

to the history of African, Caribbean

and Haitian people. 561-

279-8883, spadymuseum.com

18 Arts Garage Presents

Dr. Michael White New

Orleans Jazz Quartet –

$30-45. 8pm. New Orleans Jazz.

561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

19,26 Art of Bonsai: Intermediate

– Intermediate

9:00am–12:00pm. Beginners

1:00pm–4:00pm. Price: $91

(Members $81), advance registration

required. The ancient

art of bonsai (literally “tree in

a tray”) creates the illusion of

maturity in a tree, no matter its

actual age. For a list of required

materials or to register, visit


19 CROS Ministries – Raise

Your Glass to End Hunger- 6pm

-9pm at Old School Square,

Fieldhouse. Tickets are $40 in

advance ($50.00 at door).

20 USTA Kidz Day at the Delray

Beach Open – 8:30am-

4pm. $10-20.Since the kids are

off for Presidents Day, why not

join us for a fun-filled day of

kidz tennis matches & activities

at the ECTF / USTA Florida

KIDZ Day! yellowtennisballl.


22 Chamber Tennis Bash

– 5:45-7:45pm. $28-68. Join

your fellow Chamber Members

at the 10th Annual CHAMBER

BASH held in the ‘Hospitality

Pavilion’, at the Delray Beach

Open. 561-278-0424, delraybeach.com

22 Delray Speaks: A Community


– 7-8pm. Delray Speaks is a

community forum intended

to encourage open dialogue

about relevant topics affecting

residents and visitors of South

Florida. 561-279-8883, spadymuseum.com

22&23 Delray Beach Open

Ladies Day Lunches – 11am.

$69-84. Gather and gab with

your girlfriends at one of the

most popular events at the

Delray Beach Open. Includes

stadium court seats to the day’s

matches, luncheon, ATP player

appearances, raffle prizes &

more! yellowtennisball.com/


24 Arts Garage Presents

Tony Lakotos – $30-45. 8pm.

Gypsy Jazz. 561-450-6357,


24 Delirious JAPAn: Art

Deco in the Imperial Era

— A Talk by Dr. Kendall

Brown – 1:00pm. Price: FREE

with paid museum admission

(seating is limited, first come

first served). In conjunction

with the current exhibition,

Deco Japan: Shaping Art and

Culture, 1920-1945, Dr. Brown

explores Japanese Art Deco

in the 1930s and early 1940s

as an expression of Japan’s

internationalism and nationalism.

It presents Japanese

Deco in terms of the art of the

street, the museum, the cultured

home, and the modern

woman. It augments objects in

the exhibition by showing Art

Deco masterpieces in Japanese

museums, and concludes with

Japanese Deco collectibles.

24-26 51st Annual St. Vincent

Ferrer Church FestiVAl

– The festival features

great live entertainment, food

and beverage, amusement

rides, flea market, kids corner,

lucky races, games, contests,

and so much more. festivaldelray.com

24-26 Sunshine State Open

bEACh Tennis IFBT – 8AM-

5:30PM on the Beach.$15-30.

Played during the Delray

Beach Open. https://www.


25 Milagro Center is

the beneficiary for the

HEARTSHOW in downtown

Delray! – At the Fieldhouse

at Old School Square. You can

purchase your tickets at www.

heartshow.org. Hope to see you

all there! http://www.milagrocenter.org/milagro-center-tobenefit-from-this-years-heartshow-event

25 The 9th Hobbit Skate

Tournament – 3-6pm. $5.

Live Music, Prizes, Give-a-ways,

Food and Fun! Skate Jam will

include a beginner, intermediate

and advanced levels. Hobbit

Skate Park. 561-243-7158

25 Catch A Rising Star

Comedy presents Julia

Scotti at the Crest Theatre

at Old School Square

– $47-67. 8pm. 561-243-7922,


25 Arts Garage Presents

Valentina Marino Quintet

– $30-45. 8pm. Brazilian Jazz.

The Italian jazz vocalist brings

her Mediterranean roots to cutting

edge jazz. Marino is a musical

gypsy, fusing jazz with the

energetic vibes and rhythms

of Tango and Brazilian music,

along with pop tunes. 561-

450-6357, artsgarage.org

26 Delray Marketplace

yOga in the Park – 2:30pm.

Free. Delray Marketplace Amphitheater,

presented by Teens

of Pink Ribbon. All levels are

welcome, just bring your towel,

mat and positivity. delraymarket.com

28 Delray Beach Chamber

of Commerce 2017 Candidates

Forum – 6:30-8:30pm.

Free. This forum offers a great

way to meet the candidates

and to learn their priorities for

the City of Delray Beach. Invite

your friends and neighbors to

attend, as the forum is open to

the public at the Crest Theatre

at Old School Square. 561-278-

0424, delraybeach.com


1-28 Delray Beach Historical

Society Presents: Fish

tAles – $5. Thus - Sat, 11am

- 3pm. An exploration of area

fishing! 561-274-9578, delraybeachhistory.org

3-April 22 “Fabricated”

at The Cornell Museum

at Old School Square –

$5.Tues-Sun, 10 am – 4:30 pm;

closed Mon. 561-243-7922,


1-May 6 Opening Doors:

Contemporary African

American ACADEmic Surgeons

– $10. Tues-Sat 11am-

4pm. 561-279-8883, spadymuseum.com


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161/173 SE 5th Ave - Delray Beach

Asking - $2,495,000

Investors wanted for this double lot 4 plex and 5 plex, only

steps to trendy Atlantic Ave and short stroll to beach.

400 Seasage Dr. - Delray Beach

Asking - $825,000

Private listing of 2 bed/2 bath waterfront condominium. 2

blocks to beach, short stroll to Atlantic Ave.

945 Brookdale - Boynton Isles

Asking - $749,000

Magnificant deep waterfront home, 10 minutes to the

Boynton Inlet and world class fishing.

255 Swinton - Delray Beach

Asking - $629,000

Stunning cottage in Heart of Historic Downton Delray

Beach! Mixed-use abilities, working fireplace.

72 Se 6th - Delray Beach

Asking - $549,900

Sophisticated and charming, well maintained Downtown

Delray, 3 Bedroom, 3 1/2 bath townhome.

837 NW 82nd Place - Boca Raton

Asking - $424,900

Unbelievable 2 story town home, 3 bed/3bth

with private courtyard and hardwood floors.

Jerilyn Walter


Anthony Aliberti


Tiffany Savino


Samantha Johnsen


Susie Fernandes


Andrew Davis


Sheryl Pinatel


645 Jaeger - Delray Beach

Asking - $319,000

Lovely 2 bed/2bth home with large screened lanai and

fenced yard, new roof and impact windows

17288 Boca Club - Boca Raton

Asking - $292,000

Spacious and Bright! Unique, stunning water/preserve/golf

course views, impeccably remodeled unit.

950 Lavers Circle - Delray Beach

Asking - $207,000

2 bed/2 Bath condo, with large porch. Split bedroom, large

open kitchen, stainless appliances, full size washer/dryer.

131 Venetian - Delray Beach

Asking - $3,000 off Season Rental

Beautiful Beach area 3 bed/ 2 bath villa, with private fenced

yard and outdoor shower. Completely remodeled.

1111 George Bush - Delray Beach

Asking - $3,500 - Annually

Water, Water everywhere from every room in this 2 story

townhome inthe beach area. Large granite kitchen.

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103 NE 2nd Avenue - Delray Beach, FL - 33444

285 Se 6th #B -Delray Beach

Asking $ 3,800 - Annually

Downtown residence close to everything, beautifully furnished,

turnkey. 3 bed / 3 bath, 2 car garage, steps to pool.

Experience You Expect,

Work Ethic You Deserve

561-330-4731 | www.poshflorida.com

225 NE 1st St. - Delray Beach

Asking - $724,900

Downtown Penthouse in desirable Astor. 3 bed/3 bath

with private rooftop terrace. Walk to everything.

335 Homewood- Delray Beach

Asking - $699,000

Unbelievable private residence offers an oversized private

lot, with circular driveway, 2 car garage.

602 Renaissance - Delray Beach

Asking- $699,000

Fabulous downtown residence, walk to everything.

Upscale town home offers views of pool and courtyard.

1110 SW 24th Ct. - Boynton Beach

Asking $399,000

Large waterfront courtyard home

with private pool and in-law suite.

5415 214th Court S - Boca Raton

Asking $369,000

Fabulous 3 bed/2.5 bath,2 Car garage, two story home in

gated community of Fairfield. Spanish River School district

7790 Trapani Lane - Boynton Beach

Asking - $359,900

Beautiful 3bed/2bth lake front home at Ponte Vecchio West,

Large screened, lanai, 2 car gar, gated community.

Jessie Franklin


Joe Mansour


Nicole Davis


Emily Gurvitch


Robert Kelley


Michelle Greenwald


Alyson Meyer


Patrick Smaling


2255 Lindell -Delray Beach

Asking - $184,000

You will love living in Delray Racquet Club, 2 bed/2 bath,

Screened patio offers amazing garden and pool views.

5280 Mariesa Avenue - West Palm Beach

Asking $125,000

Lovely 2 bed/ 2 bath, in desirable adult community of Cypress

Lakes, Quiet neighborhood, corner lot, Amenities galore.

Pugliesi Way - Astor Office - $5.9m

Over 10k sq. ft of class A office space, only steps

to downtown, beautifully built out, ample parking

305 Mallory - Delray Beach

Asking - $4,000 - Annually

Gorgeous Mallory Square Town Home, with courtyard

views, this corner unit has tons of light.

125 Lily - Delray Beach

Asking - $4,600 Annually

Beautiful new construction corner unit 3 Bed, 3 1/2 Bath

Townhome located in desirable Pineapple Grove.

50 Palm Square- Delray Beach

Asking - $5,000 monthly annually

Asking - $10,000 Seasonally

Beautiful and large historic home only steps to the Ave.

103 NE 2nd Avenue - Delray Beach, FL - 33444

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pictures ║ on the ave

on the ave



Photos: Melissa Korman

1-Laura, Dr. Manolakos @

Gold Coast Dermatology

2- Priscella, Gianna @ One


3-Jenne, Clint @ Delray


4-Nina, Jen, Elaine @

Second Time Around

5-Diana, Linda, Margie,

Kim @ Douglas Ellirman

3 4

6-Kim, Antonio, Sandy @

Premier Estate Properties

7-Kimberly @ Etc. Gift

Shop at the Seagate

8- Sebastian, Nicki,

Prescott, Dana, Jesus @

Atlantic Grille

9- Jeff @ Dash Travel


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pictures ║ on the ave



Photos: Melissa Korman

1- Matt, Rich, Michael,

Jonathon @ Delray Boxing

2- Regina, Morgan @

European Wax Center

3- Sebastian, Will, Juan,

Drew, Matt, Mike, Jonathan

@ Mercedes Benz Delray

Service Team



4- Andrea, Danny, Tara @

Massage Heights

5- Austin, Brianna, Joe @

Slash Fitness

6- Will, Edwardo, Frank,

Lisbeth, Penny @ Puro’s


7- Lynette, Maria @ Dr.

Tzikas MD

8- Sarah, Summer, Nancy

@ Garlic Fest Central





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pictures ║ in the pineapple grove arts district

in the pineapple

grove arts district

1 2

Photos: Melissa Korman

1- Anthony, Sam @ Posh


2- Joe, Anna, Valentia, Mary

Ann, Whitney @ In The Grove

Hair Salon

3- Peter, Bob @ Conte’s Deli

4- Stacey @ Murder On The

Beach Mystery Bookstore

5- Paola, Striling @

Pineapple Grove Post Office



6- KK, Alex @ Christina’s

7- Tom @ The Goldsmith


8- Sandy, Jeff @ Swift


9- Brian, Danny @ Lanzetta’s



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pictures ║ In the pineapple grove artists district

1 2

Photos: Melissa Korman

1- Debra, Jeff @ Banyan


2- Isadora, Christine @

Hair Nirvana

3- Gentry, Antonio @

Lanzetta’s Barbershop

4- Nicole, Dianne @ Dianne

Adams Salon



5- Barry, Esais @

Lanzetta’s Barbershop

6- Rhonda @ Changing

Faces Makeup

7- Susan @ Get Nails

8- Sean, Gabriel, Joseph,

Elo, Raphael Chef James,

Rob @ Banyans

9- Nicole, Fee, Jennifer @

Nicole’s Boutique




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entertainment ║ gotta know

Gotta Know

First Friday Art Walk in

Downtown Delray Beach

The February 3rd First Friday

Art Walk in Downtown Delray

Beach features an evening of art,

education and relaxation with the

participation of 29 galleries and artists,

special exhibits, offerings and


The First Friday Art Walk is a

self-guided tour held every month,

from 6 - 9 p.m. Stroll through art

galleries and working studios, and

meet talented, local artists that

make-up this award-winning arts

town. Navigate your way through

the myriad styles of art in the Downtown

Delray Beach Arts District:

Artists Alley (corner of 3rd Street &

“Artists Alley” between NE 3rd Ave

& NE 4th Ave), Pineapple Grove (NE

2nd Avenue), and Atlantic Avenue.

This is a FREE event (no ticket, pass,

coupon required) – just show up

and start wherever you’d like!

Art Walk Brochure & Map available

at all participating galleries and

studios, and online DowntownDelrayBeach.com/FirstFridayArtWalk,

or phone the DDA at 561.243.1077.

Saint Joseph’s Episcopal

School’s Hurricane

Matthew Relief Care


In December, students at Saint

Joseph’s Episcopal School partnered

with Pine Grove Elementary School

SJES Sixth Grader MorGAn Gallagher,

SJES Eighth Grader Natalie Claude-

Banks, Pine Grove Elementary teacher

Mrs. Michelle Georges-Sam, SJES

Student Council President Gianna

Smith, and SJES Head of School

Kyle Aubrey proudly display care

packages and clothes collected by

sAint Joseph’s families for Hurricane

Matthew relief in Haiti.

in Delray Beach and PWOJE MKIE, a

non-profit organization dedicated to

creating real and lasting changes by

fighting hunger for Haitian orphan

children, to create care packages

with hygiene items and clothes for

children in Haiti affected by Hurricane

Matthew. These packages were

delivered to Pine Grove Elementary,

where they were then packed and

shipped to Haiti.

Pledge For Peace

Bike Ride

Join us for a community bike ride

through Delray Beach! Saturday,

February 11 at 11am-1pm. Learn

about the history of our community

as we make stops along the way.

Help our community pledge for

peace by:

-Sharing our community pride

-Building mutual trust between

residents (especially our youth) and

the Delray Beach Police Department

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-Learning about our

mental health and the local

organizations available for

our support

Following the bike ride,

you’re invited for food,

sports, swimming, and


Pompey Park Recreation

Center is located at 1101

NW 2nd St, Delray Beach,

Florida 33444. Tickets

Available at


Don’t forget

your bikes and


The 9th Hobbit

Skate Tournament

Will be held on February

25 from 3-6pm. at the

Hobbit Skate Park, located

at 505 SE 5th Ave. There

is an entry Fee of $5.00

for all skaters. Live Music,

Prizes, Give-a-ways, Food

and Fun! Skate

Jam will include

a beginner,

intermediate and

advanced levels.

For more information




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entertainment ║ gotta see

Gotta See

Janet Montgomery

“the space between us”

By skip sheffield

In all honesty, February is the dumping

ground of new movie releases.

However there are some good films

that were screened early for awards voting

that are just now making it to theaters.

We will take note of a few of these.

February 3

“Rings” is one of those movies that

will never be considered for any awards.

Also known as Rings 3, it is a continuation

of the franchise that has made a lot

of money since 2002. A young woman is

concerned her boyfriend is getting too

deep in the dark subculture of a video

tape that is said to kill its viewer in seven

days. Actor Javier Guitierrez makes his

directorial debut and the cast includes

Johnny Galecki, Alex Roe, Matilda Lutz,

Aimee Teegarden, Zach Roerg and Andrea


A much better prospect is the science

fiction film “The Space Between

Us,” which was originally to be released

in December, but held until now. It is

described as a Romeo and Juliet story

about the first human born on Mars

and a streetwise girl in Colorado named

Tulsa who is his Internet pen pal. Gardiner

Elliott’s mother died in childbirth

and he never knew his father. At age

16 he decides to travel to Earth and

go in search of his father with the help

of Tulsa. But can he survive in Earth’s

atmosphere? Peter Chelsom (“Hector

and the Search for Happiness”) directs

Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Janet

Montgomery, B.D. Wong, Carla Gugino

and Gary Oldman.

February 10

Many people have been anticipating

the sequel “Fifty Shades Darker.” Your

wait is over. James Dornan and Dakota

Johnson return as Christian Grey and

his submissive love Anastasia Steele.

In this sequel Ana has decided not to

be so submissive and wounded Grey is

wrestling with demons and disruptive

forces such as former business partner

and lover Elena Lincoln, played

by Kim Basinger. Sam Taylor-Johnson

bowed out as director. She is replaced

by James Foley. The screenplay is written

by Niall Leonard, husband of original

novelist E.L. James. A third sequel is

planned for 2018.

What can you say about “The LEGO

Batman Movie?” Let’s guess. It’s a Batman

movie with Lego characters instead

of real people. This spinoff of The Lego

Movie of 2014 features the voices of Will

Arnett as Batman, Michael Cera as Robin,

Zach Galifiankis as The Joker, Rosario

Dawson as Batgirl, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred

Pennyworth and Mariah Carey

as Mayor Marion Grange.

Back by popular demand is Keanu

Reeves in “John Wick: Chapter

2.” We can only guess there

will be more danger and mayhem

for the former hitman-turned

do-gooder, whom we first saw

in 2014. Bridget Moynihan

is Helen Wick and additional

cast are Ruby Rose, Ares, Ian

McShane, Common, John Leguizamo

and Laurence Fishburne

as The Bowery King.

February 17

“The Great Wall” of China

is not a documentary but

an action-thriller starring Matt

Damon as a mercenary warrior

imprisoned in the Great Wall. When

marauding beasts begin attacking, he

puts together an elite force to save the

world. This is the first English language

film for Zhang Yimou (“House of Flying

Daggers”). The screenplay is by Marshall

Herskovitz (“Jack Reacher: Never

Go Back”) and the cast includes Willem

Dafoe, Pedro Pascal, Andy Lau, Tian

Jing and Ryan Cheng.

“A Cure For Wellness” is a psychological

drama about an ambitious young

executive who is sent to fetch his company’s

CEO from a lovely but mysterious

“wellness center” in the Swiss Alps. His

sanity is tested when he is diagnosed

with the same alleged illness that keeps

guests virtual prisoners, longing for a

cure. This is director Gore Verbinski’s

first movie since “The Ring” in 2002.

Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth, Jason Isaacs,

Celia Imrie, Susanne Wuest and Carl

Lumley star.

February 24

“Get Out” is a horror-thriller about

Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose (Allison

Williams), a couple who have reached

the meet-the-parents stage. Rose invites

him to a weekend getaway at the family

estate with parents Missy (Catherine

Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford).

What could go wrong? Well, for starters

Chris is black and Rose is white and maybe

the parents aren’t so tolerant. This

is the directorial debut of Jordan Peele,

who also wrote it.

Sure, it happens all the time. “Rock

Dog” is an animated feature about a Tibetan

Mastiff who catches a radio that

falls from the sky, inspiring him to follow

his dream of becoming a musician. Voices

are provided by Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard,

J.K. Simmons, Lewis Black, Kenan

Thompson and Mae Whitman. Ash Brannon

(“Surf’s Up”) directs.

Oh boy, another car chase movie. At

least the “Collide” cast looks good. Nicholas

Hoult and Felicity Jones are Casey

and Juliette, a young American couple in

Germany who get in the middle of feuding

gangsters, played by Anthony Hopkins

and Ben Kingsley, resulting in the

aforementioned cat-and-mouse chase

across Germany. Writer-director is Eran

Creevy (“Welcome to the Punch”).

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entertainment ║ gotta HEAR



February may not be the best time

for movies, but it is prime time

for concerts and live events. Who

doesn’t want to be in Florida in February?

February 1

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”

leads off the month for a run Wednesday,

February 1 through Sunday, February 5 at

Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Tickets

start at $32 with limited seating. Call 800-

572-8471 or go to www.kravis.org.

February 4

She is called “The Queen of Mean,”

but Lisa Lampanelli is actually a very nice

person. Sarcasm and rude humor are part

of her act. She brings her stand-up show

to Seminole Hard Rock Live in Hollywood

at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 4. Tickets

are $40, $50 and $60. Call TicketMaster at

800-745-3000 or go to www.myhrl.com.

Actor Adam Devine of “Modern Family”

does his stand-up act at 8 p.m. February

4 at The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason

Theatre in Miami Beach. Tickets are $35

and $39.50. Call 800-745-3000.

February 8

All the way from Weston, Florida

comes pop and rap entertainer Jake Miller,

who at age 24 is a rising star. He plays

The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre in

Miami Beach with opening acts Max and

Spencer Sutherland at 8 p.m. Wednesday,

February 8. Tickets are $25 advance,

$28 day of show. Call 800-745-3000.

Gotta HearBy skip


February 10

Re-live the 1970s and 1980s with the

Southern rock triple bill of Lynyrd Skynyrd,

The Outlaws and Blackfoot at 7

p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 at Pompano Beach

Amphitheater. Tickets are $45 and $125.

Call 800-745-3000.

Get up close if not personal with Italian

movie star icon Sophia Loren talking

about her amazing life at 8 p.m. February

10 at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.

Tickets are $75, $85, $100 and $250. Call


February 11

Love him or hate him, New Age and

World Music composer-pianist Yanni, a

sometimes resident of Manalapan, Florida,

has staying power. He plays the relatively

intimate Parker Playhouse in Fort

Lauderdale at 8 p.m. Saturday, February

11. Tickets are $49-75-$97.75 and $248

VIP. Call 954-462-0222.

Cabaret artist, pianist and composer

Michael Feinstein hosts the stage for a

“Night of Stars” with Storm Large, Cameron

Carpenter, Alan Cumming, Darren

Criss, Denyce Criss, Neil Sedaka,

Lil Buck and Jon Booqz at 7 p.m. February

11 at Kravis Center in West Palm

Beach. Tickets are $50 and up. Call 800-

745-3000 or go to www.kravis.org.

February 15

“Rocket Man,” an Elton John Tribute,

will be performed at 8 p.m. Wednesday,

February 15 at the Crest Theatre in

Delray Beach. Tickets are $57 and $77.

Call 561-243-7922, ext. 1.

Boca Raton’s own Chris Carrabba

brings his group Dashboard Confessional

to Revolution Live in concert

at 7:30 p.m. February 15. Tickets are

$27.50 advance and $30 at the door. Call


She is tiny, cute and packed with

oversized talent. Singer and Broadway

actress Kristen Chenoweth graces the

stage at Broward Center at 8 p.m. February

15. Tickets are $30-$139. Call

954-462-0222 or go to www.browardcenter.org.

February 18

The New Shanghai Circus

and Traditional Chinese Acts

will be set up at 7:30 Saturday,

February 18 and 4 p.m. Sunday,

February 19 in the Wold Performing

Arts Center of Lynn University,

Boca Raton. Tickets for the Libby

Dodson Live at Lynn Series are $50, $55

and $70. Call 561-237-3000.

America and Three Dog Night

make a dandy 1970s double bill at 8

p.m. February 18 at Seminole Hard

Rock Live. Tickets are $44, $54 and $64.

Call 800-745-3000 or go to www.ticketmaster.com.

Colin Hay of Australian rock group

Men at Work does his solo act at 8 p.m.

February 18 in the Amaturo Theatre

of Broward Center. Tickets are $39.50-

$59.50. Call 954-462-0222 or go to www.


Acclaimed Australian guitarist, composer

and singer Tommy Emmanuel

performs at 8 p.m. February 18 at Parker

Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are

$27.50-$47.50. Call 954-462-0222.

February 23

Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues

and guitarist Mike Dawes team up in

the Amaturo Theatre of Broward Center

in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February

23. Tickets are $59.50, $69.50 and

$169.50 VIP. Call 800-745-3000 or 954-


Yes, their name is a reference to the

movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” but

Saving Ferris is a seven-piece ska band

from Orange County, California with a

style all its own. They play at 8 p.m. February

23 at Revolution Live. Tickets are

$18.50 advance, $20 day of show. Call


Sting has come a long way since his

days as bassist-frontman of British rock

trio The Police. He will be performing his

57th and 9th Tour with Joe Strummer

and the Last Bandeleros at 8 p.m. February

23 at The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason

Theatre, Miami Beach. Tickets are $99

general admission. Call 800-745-3000.

February 24

Jerry Seinfeld returns for a two-night

stand-up comedy stand 8 p.m. Friday, February

24 and 8 p.m. Saturday, February 25

at Seminole Hard Rock Live. Tickets are

$80, $95, $110, $130 and $180. Call 800-

745-3000 or go to www.myhrl.com.

February 28

The month wraps with the famed Alvin

Ailey American Dance Theater at 8

p.m. Tuesday, February 28 at Kravis Center

in West Palm Beach. Tickets start at

$29. Call 800-572-8471.



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entertainment ║ gotta READ

Gotta Read


Make Your Kid A Money

Genius (Even If You’re

Not): A Parents’ Guide

for Kids 3 to 23

by Beth Kobliner

Available February 7

“Make Your Kid

A Money Genius

(even if you’re

not)” is a jargonfree,


guide to help parents

of all income

levels teach their

kids—from ages

three to twenty-three—about money.

It turns out the key to raising a money

genius isn’t to teach that four quarters

equal a dollar or how to pick a stock.

Instead, it’s about instilling values that

have been proven to make people successful—not

just financially, but in life:

delaying gratification, working hard,

living within your means, getting a

good education, and acting generously

toward others. More specifically, you’ll

learn why allowance isn’t the Holy Grail

when teaching your kid to handle money,

and why after-school jobs aren’t always

the answer either. You’ll discover

the right age to give your kid a credit

card, and learn why doling out a wad of

cash can actually be a good parenting


You don’t need to be a money genius

to make your kid a money genius.

Regardless of your comfort level with

finance—or your family’s income—this

charming and fun book is an essential

guide for passing along enduring financial

principles, making your kids wise

beyond their years—and peers—when

it comes to money.

Journey to Munich: A

Maisie Dobbs Novel

by Jacqueline Winspear

Available February 14

Working with the British Secret Service

on an undercover mission, Maisie

Dobbs is sent to Hitler’s Germany in

this thrilling tale of danger and intrigue—the

twelfth novel in Jacqueline

Winspear’s New York Times bestselling

“series that seems

to get better with

each entry” (Wall

Street Journal).

It’s early 1938,

and Maisie Dobbs

is back in England.

On a fine

yet chilly morning,

as she walks

towards Fitzroy

Square—a place of many memories—she

is intercepted by Brian Huntley

and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret

Service. The German government has

agreed to release a British subject from

prison, but only if he is handed over to a

family member. Because the man’s wife

is bedridden and his daughter has been

killed in an accident, the Secret Service

wants Maisie—who bears a striking resemblance

to the daughter—to retrieve

the man from Dachau, on the outskirts

of Munich.

The British government is not alone

in its interest in Maisie’s travel plans.

Her nemesis—the man she holds responsible

for her husband’s death—has

learned of her journey, and is also desperate

for her help.

Traveling into the heart of Nazi Germany,

Maisie encounters unexpected

dangers—and finds herself questioning

whether it’s time to return to the work

she loved. But the Secret Service may

have other ideas. . . .

DAMAGe Control: A Dirty

Money Novel

by Lisa Renee Jones

Available February 21

Wall Street

meets the Sons

of Anarchy in

Damage Control,

the smoldering,


next novel

in the explosively


Dirty Money

series from

New York Times bestselling author

Lisa Renee Jones.

The only thing more dangerous than

a dark secret is a damaged heart…

Shane Brandon has been pushed to

the brink, torn between his corrupt

family and his explosive, all-consuming

desire for Emily Stevens, who he now

knows is not who, and what, she seems.

Has he trusted the wrong person? Will

she, not his brother Derek, be the ultimate

destruction of his family Empire.

Emily tries to run from Shane, but he

will stop her, confront her, force her to

reveal all – one hot touch and kiss, at a

time, under every intimate detail of who

this woman is, and what she wants, is

exposed. But as he tears away the dangers

of the unknowns with the woman

in his bed, and in his heart, The Martina

Cartel, has set their sights on his company,

his family, and the one piece of

leverage they believe he won’t gamble

with: Emily.

Ripper: The Secret Life

of Walter Sickert

by Patricia Cornwell

Available February 28

From New York

Times bestselling

author Patricia

Cornwell comes

“Ripper: The Secret

Life of Walter

Sickert,” a


and intriguing

exposé of one

of the world’s

most chilling cases of serial murder—and

the police force that failed to

solve it.

Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert

made a name for himself as a painter

in Victorian London. But the ghoulish

nature of his art—as well as extensive

evidence—points to another name, one

that’s left its bloody mark on the pages

of history: Jack the Ripper. Cornwell

has collected never-before-seen archival

material—including a rare mortuary

photo, personal correspondence

and a will with a mysterious autopsy

clause—and applied cutting-edge forensic

science to open an old crime to

new scrutiny.

Incorporating material from “Portrait

of a Killer: Jack the Ripper - Case

Closed,” this new edition has been revised

and expanded to include eight

new chapters.

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health & beauty ║ pain relief

Spinal Stenosis

Effective Non-Surgical Treatment Options

By Dr. Alycia Pugh


Spinal Stenosis is a debilitating orthopedic and neurological disorder which

affects primarily the geriatric population. It is characterized by lower back

pain that can radiate into the legs and produce subsequent weakness.

Often times the weakness is associated

with painful numbness and tingling. A

common presentation is a drastic increase

in pain when the individual is standing

idle, as occurs when cooking or doing the

dishes, or with prolonged walking and almost

immediate relief when progressing to

a sitting position.

Spinal stenosis seems to be greatly misunderstood

in the general population. It literally

means a narrowing of the spinal canal,

the bony structure which houses and protects

the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots.

The occlusion of the spinal canal is typically

caused by one of four distinct entities; congenitally

narrowed canal from birth, tumor,

disc herniation, and or arthritis. By far the

leading cause is arthritis in which bone

spurs and changes in the morphology or

shape of the vertebra lead to occlusion.

Unfortunately, the primary recommendation

for such a presentation as spinal

stenosis is surgical intervention. However,

non-surgical conservative treatment options

have vastly improved over the years and

should be a serious initial consideration before

any invasive procedures. In-fact some

of the most decorated orthopedic and neurosurgeons

in the world are now having their

patients attempt conservative therapies

prior to surgery.

Revolutionary new treatment options

are centered on decompressing the spine

utilizing advanced stretching mechanisms,

applying flexion based trunk exercises, manipulating

the lumbar spine, and applying

class IV cold laser therapy. Due to the fact

that arthritis cannot be removed by any

means, the main objectives of these therapies

are to reposition the spinal joints and

stretch the lumbar ligaments and tendons

so that the canal is physically widened. The

amount of widening necessary to produce

positive long-lasting change is very minimal

and quite attainable. In conjunction with

this, cold laser therapy decreases the healing

time by increasing the metabolism of

the injured cells and by reducing inflammation

and spasm. Therapeutic exercises are

applied to increase strength in the correct

muscle groups so as to reinforce the widening

of the canal. Give non-traditional yet effective

treatment options a chance prior to

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health & beauty ║ dermatology

Don’t Get


By Thomas C. Balshi, M.D.


During summer months, sunlight becomes more intense and shines

for longer hours, so naturally we gravitate to pools and beaches for

recreation and to cool down. Unfortunately, fun in the sun comes

with a risk of developing skin cancer.

Skin cancer is the most common form

of cancer in the United States. Each year

there are more new cases of skin cancer

than the combined incidence of cancers of

the breast, prostate, lung and colon put together.

Over 3.5 million skin cancers are

diagnosed annually, 90 percent of which

are caused by UV radiation from sunlight

and tanning beds.

One in five Americans will develop skin

cancer in the course of a lifetime. And, if

an individual can reach the age of 65, the

chance of developing skin cancer is 50 percent!

Luckily most are found early and can

be managed in a dermatologist’s office.

But there is also a risk of developing

one of the deadliest diagnoses: “malignant

melanoma.” One person dies of melanoma

every hour (every 62 minutes to be precise).

And while the incidence of many

other cancers is falling, the incidence of

melanoma continues to rise at a rate faster

than that of any of the seven most common

cancers. Melanoma only accounts

for less than five percent of skin cancer

cases, but it causes more than 75 percent

of all skin cancer deaths.

One or more blistering sunburns in

childhood or adolescence can more than

double a person’s chances of developing

melanoma later in life. If serious sunburn

is a part of your history, extra precautions

are absolutely mandatory.

The good news is that the survival rate

for patients where melanoma is detected

early and before the tumor has penetrated

through the skin, is about 99 percent. The

bad news is that the survival rate falls to

only 15 percent for those with advanced

disease. One problem with melanoma is

that there are no symptoms with early

melanoma, no pain, no itch, nothing

but maybe just a spec

of color change that

only a trained eye

is equipped to recognize.

It is extremely

important to take every

precaution not to

burn in the sun. Be religious

about applying

sunscreen, wear protective

clothing and

enjoy the great outdoors


Don’t become part

of the skin cancer

epidemic; don’t

become a statistic.

The single

most important


measure is to see a dermatologist to

have a professional skin check. This is a

lifesaver you cannot afford to live without.

Statistic provided by the Skin Cancer

Foundation of America.

Dr. Thomas C. Balshi

4665 W. Atlantic Ave




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pressures between vertebrae; increasing flexibility in

spinal muscles and ligaments while promoting the

rehydration and retraction of herniated discs alleviating

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health & beauty ║ Your Dental Health

Do you have good

oral health?

BY Craig Spodak, DMD, PA


Ask yourself these

simple questions to find

out where you stand

Yes, your smile might be bright and your

teeth all accounted for, but do you really have

good oral health? Having good oral health

means more than just brushing, flossing and

rinsing every day. Your mouth is the gateway

to your body and should be treated as such! It

requires regular care, both at home and from

your dentist in a professional setting. More

importantly, as we age, our mouth become

more susceptible to oral health issues like

gum disease, dry mouth, cavities, bone loss,

etc. so taking proper care of your oral health

now is vital. See how you fare with the questions

below, and reach out to your dentist

and hygienist if you think you might need a

little help getting back on track.

Do you follow the 2min2x rule?

When it comes to brushing your teeth,

a good rule of thumb is to brush (at least)

two times a day for two minutes each time.

Do you brush your teeth for the full two

minutes, or do you find yourself wandering

around your house cleaning up or packing

your bag for the day, letting the toothbrush

dangle in your mouth? It’s important to stay

focused when you brush your teeth and

make sure you are gently brushing your

teeth – and tongue! – for the entire time.

Do you floss after meals?

If you answered yes, give yourself a gigantic

pat on the back because most people

don’t. Flossing once a day is crucial to help

clean the surfaces of your teeth that your

toothbrush can’t reach, especially in between

teeth. In fact, if you fail to floss, you

are missing cleaning roughly 30 percent of

your tooth’s surface! By flossing after meals,

you can effectively remove plaque and

trapped food particles that would otherwise

be left behind, allowing sugars and bacteria

to fester and potentially cause cavities. Floss

is super convenient to keep in your purse or

at your desk, so make sure you’re adding

flossing to your daily oral care regimen.

Are you eating a healthy diet?

We all know that we are what we eat, and

that is especially true when it comes to our

teeth. If your diet consists of sugary foods

(think sodas, candy, sticky foods, etc.), you are

creating an imbalance of good and bad oral

bacteria in your mouth. When bad bacteria

proliferates, your mouth becomes acidic and

your enamel is at risk, which can lead to cavities,

sensitive teeth and even bad breath. Make

sure you are eating a well-balanced diet that

includes fruits, vegetables, lean protein and

healthy fats, and always brush after you eat!

How often do you replace your


If it looks like it’s having a crazy hair day,

toss it. You should generally replace your

toothbrush every two to three months to

avoid bacteria from growing on the bristles.

Remember that soft-bristle toothbrushes

are best since they’re gentle on your teeth

and surrounding gums. Also, remember

to always keep your toothbrush in an area

where it can properly dry between uses. If

you take your toothbrush traveling, it’s wise

to replace it as soon as you get home.

Do you smoke?

If so, quit! Smoking greatly increases your

risk for oral diseases, including gum disease

and oral cancers. If you smoke or use any

tobacco products, quitting can help restore

your health, so talk to your dentist about

setting a date to quit and how you can maintain

your new smoke-free lifestyle!

How often do you see your dentist/


You should be seeing your dentist and

hygienist at least twice a year, sometimes

even more. Your dentist is able to assess

your oral health and let you know if you’re

maintaining your healthy smile or if you’ve

swayed a bit. Frequent visits will not only

help to prevent oral health issues, but will

also help to quickly stop any problems before

they become large issues. Not to mention,

your teeth need a professional cleaning

to remove any buildup you’ve accumulated

since your last visit.

So, how’d you do? Maintaining proper

dental health is an easy habit to make, and

your dental team is here to help. The goal is

to keep your teeth for a lifetime, and that’s

something everyone can smile about!

Spodak Dental Group

3911 West Atlantic Avenue

Delray Beach - 561-498-0050


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health & beauty ║ Body Beautiful

Breaking Through a

Weight Loss Plateau

By Ashley Sica

If your weight loss has hit a plateau there is usually a reason for it.

With some effort and patience it could be easily fixed. More times

than not it is usually something simple. Here are 5 different things

{to consider at before throwing in the towel and giving up!


The first thing I look at

when weight loss (more

importantly bodyfat

loss) has stalled is nutrition. It

doesn’t matter how good or

how hard you workout. You

can workout till the cows

come home but if your nutrition

isn’t on-point you can forget

about seeing results. This

is where a detailed food-log

comes into play. Start tracking

and writing down (or use an app)

everything that goes in your mouth.

The good, the bad and the ugly! This

will be very beneficial in helping a professional

pinpoint the area that needs



If your bodyfat is

at a stand still and

you’re doing all the

right stuff nutrition wise,

here’s what you need

to do: Switch up your

workout! Your body

adapts to the same type

of exercise over time. As

you get used to a type of

exercise, it becomes less

challenging and as a result

less effective. That’s why

it’s so important to mix

it up and constantly push

yourself. If you’re not being

challenged regularly,

your results will ultimately

slow down.


Look at your water intake! It is such

a simple component that people

forget. Water is an essential part of

calorie burning and it helps flush out any

excess sodium and fluid you may be hanging

on to. Not to mention if your body is

dehydrated it will not burn fat efficiently!

Aim to consume no less than a half gallon

of water per day. However, 1 gallon per day

is optimal for fat burning and it also helps

with suppressing your appetite…a nice

added bonus!


Speaking of water intake, lets talk

about your sodium intake. If you

are constantly ingesting foods with

unnecessary amounts of sodium then

you need to stop. You’re body will always

have a “fluffy” look to it and you can forget

about the scale budging. Eliminate processed

foods and use only salt-free seasonings

and spices when cooking.


If you’ve tried all of the above and

are still having a difficult time loosing

weight then it’s time to take a

look at what’s going on inside your body.

It could be anything from a hormone imbalance

to thyroid issues. Don’t immediately

assume this is the problem but if you

have truly tried everything else, it might

be worth exploring your concerns with a

medical professional who can help get to

the root of your issues.

Ashley Sica Fitness

Transformation Studio

851 SE 6th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483



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special feature ║ Our Boat House

‘Seaing’ Is Believing At

Our Boat House

By Martin Lenkowsky

photos by melissa korman

{The first thing that piqued this writer’s curiosity upon entering

Our Boat House at 820 SE 5th Ave., were the flames emanating from a

rectangular fire pit adjacent to the front door. “It’s good for indoor or

outdoor,” says owner Karen Marcil. Other fire pits, in a variety of styles

and sizes, are also available including one that serves as a coffee table.

If you’re looking for things eclectic, unusual

and probably hard-to-find anywhere

else, you’ve come to the right place. Karen,

and sister-in-law Christina Auer, first

opened Our Boat House three years ago

in Boca Raton’s Mizner Park, but moved

to their Delray Beach location last February.

“We love Delray,” says Karen. “We feel

Delray’s more home than Mizner was. It’s

a great town.”

Big Sur Sectional in Cozy Sunbrella Terry Cloth Fabric, Bleached Teak Root Table from Bali, Soft Jute Textured Rug

Our Boat House carries a huge selection

of lighting, rugs, indoor and outdoor furniture,

as well as accessories, all with a natural

coastal, nautical theme. “Things you’ll never

see anywhere else,” Karen says, adding how

much they enjoy searching for truly unique

items. “It’s like a treasure hunt for us. We

find things we love and then see them wind

up in someone’s home where they love it.”

One need not live on the beach to enjoy

what Our Boat House has to offer. “You can

make it a beach house,” Karen says. “Even if

you don’t live near the beach, you can feel

you live by the beach.”

It’s a late Tuesday morning in early January

and already their spacious showroom

staff is busy helping customers. “Business

has definitely picked up over the holidays,”

Karen says. It was actually a mean streak

from Mother Nature back in 2004 that led

to Our Boat House’s creation. Two huge

storms, hurricanes Frances and Jeanne,

pummeled the South Central Florida coastline

in rapid succession that year and

flooded out Karen’s Vero Beach home. “We

rebuilt it, and it took a long time to find the

things we love,” Karen recalls.

Rebuilding their home and re-furnishing

with a nautical theme came naturally for

Karen who grew up in the coastal community

of the Hamptons on New York’s

Long Island. Having to search around for

the items she wanted to replace that the

weather so cruelly claimed proved to be

the catalyst for starting their own new

business. “We found there was a need for

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The Delray Crew-here and ready to help

you with all of your home furnishings

Classic Slipcovered Furniture and One-of-a-Kind

items imported from around the world

Unique Coastal Art-Mixed Media

Giclee with Recycled Cracked Glass

it,” Karen says. “We started it on-line and

people started saying, ‘they wanted to feel

it, see it, touch it.’” Hence, their first store

opened in Vero Beach; followed by Boca

Raton and now Delray Beach. Their on-line

business is also thriving.

While walking through the showroom,

Karen points out various items doubtful

you’ll find anywhere else. “A big seller

is our slip-covered furniture,” Karen says.

“That’s a classic.” Other popular - and quite

unique - items include coastal lighting,

from right off the boat, and accent rugs. An

old anchor lantern from a 1916 ship brings

a sense of romantic old seafaring days long

lost to history. Other pieces of nautical

treasure accessories adorn the walls and

showroom floor including sea and coast

paintings done by local artists.

Karen considers their “ship authentic”

lighting fixtures among their most unique

merchandise. “It’s genuine lighting salvaged

from old ships,” she says. She also points to

beautifully crafted teak root tables imported

from Bali, and custom-made driftwood

tables as truly unique treasures. “An artist

makes the driftwood coffee tables, and no

two tables are alike,” she says.

Consistent with the nautical scene is a

strikingly beautiful jelly fish lamp with lights

on long-flowing bead tentacles. “We pride

ourselves on seeing things you don’t see

anywhere else,” she says. Our Boat House

can help you get that coastal look anywhere

in your home. “We do interior designs for

people,” Karen says. “We can help you design

your whole house or finish a room.”

For more information and for online purchases

visit their website at www.ourboathouse.com.

Our Boat House

820 SE 5th Ave.

Delray Beach, FL 33483




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special feature ║ The Monogram Closet

Find the perfect gift for any occasion at

The Monogram Closet

By nicol jenkins



photos by melissa korman

gift can be worth a thousand words and show

how much you care for that special someone.

When looking for just the right gift, The

Monogram Closet in Delray Beach has

something special for everyone in your life

and for any occasion. Whether shopping for

your best friend, a picky teenager, your new

home, a newborn baby or one-of-a-kind

jewelry, this boutique shop has it all! They

can even personalize any present with your

name, initials, a date of significance or anything

that has meaning to your loved one.

For over a decade, The Monogram Closet

has been embroidering everything from

baby gifts to housewares to fashionable

items. The store’s owner Sabrina Amelung

hand selects each item based on her customers’

requests. She and her dedicated

staff will personally help each customer

select an embroidery that fits their gift giving

style. They carry a variety of products

with embroidery in mind. From traditional

monograms to painting, etching or heat

stamping, they have several methods to

choose from for a unique gift!

“We have gifts for every special occasion

and special event in your life that you want to

remember. Our favorite gifts are the ones

that last a lifetime,” said Sabrina.

For Valentine’s Day, surprise

your sweetheart with a personalized

gift. Nothing says ‘I Love

You’ more than a robe with their

initials or the date of your wedding.

Scented candles, like the popular

Volcano scent, and Bath Bombs also

set a romantic mood. For your daughter or

friend, they have a wide variety of sentimental

bracelets in Morse Code, and necklaces

along with purses that can be embroidered.

If your girlfriends are single on Valentine’s

Day, you can get them a personalized girl

power cosmetic bag, tote bag, or initialed

water bottles, canteens and tumblers for a

girls weekend getaway.

When looking for a baby gift that has a

special meaning, the shop has an array of

choices that a mother can keep for a lifetime.

Baby Mats shaped as different animals

are a sell out item! Blankie Tails shaped like

a mermaid or shark in a large sized towel is

a well sought after item that your child will

enjoy for many years. Seersucker duffels and

quilted backpacks are also popular items for

baby gift giving and a kids birthday party.

The staff will embroider the child’s name on

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any gift and make it that much more special.

“Kids can outgrow an outfit in a short time. These gifts are practical

and personalized. They have more longevity and are more

meaningful than an outfit that comes and goes,” said Sabrina.

Brides and the entire wedding party can also find custom gift

ideas and wedding party favors. The staff can help you find custom

monogram napkins for the wedding tables, place settings

and thank you gifts. The Monogram Closet has created dinner

party gifts, votive glasses with initials, and custom wooden truck

favors with each child’s name for a boys birthday party. Shatterproof

glasses for a boater with their boat’s name, engraved picture

frames, or cutting boards with a family’s last name are also favorites

for housewarming gifts or thoughtful presents. Athletic equipment,

golf bags, headbands, logos on golf carts, beachcomber jackets

and more can be found at the store. If you buy something at

another store, The Monogram Closet can still enhance it!

“It’s a gift that people don’t think about. When something is

custom it doesn’t make it a throw away. The gift becomes something

a little special for your guests

to keep!” added the owner. “To

go out of your way to make

something unique speaks

volumes about how you

care about the person you

are giving the gift to!”

The store also strives

to create a welcoming

atmosphere and focuses

on great personal service.

The owner can be

found greeting customers

and helping select just the

right font and color to enhance any gift

with a clean monogram look. She knows

most of her customers by name and the long-time staff is very

knowledgeable on the products. They offer a fast turnaround

time on all custom orders.

“Gift giving can be overwhelming. I am very hands-on in helping

guide my customers. So many of them have turned into

friends. I love the aspect of being a part of their celebration in

some way,” said Sabrina.

Stop in The Monogram Closet and find that perfect fit for any

gift-giving occasion!

The Monogram Closet

182 NW 5th Avenue

Delray Beach, FL 33444



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special feature ║ ride delray

Ride Delray

For a Healthier Body and Lifestyle

By Martin LenkowskY

photos by melissa korman

{Exhausted, yet exhilarated. These are the first words that come to

mind to describe the women as I watch them leave their late morning

strengthening class at Ride Delray. And friendly, can’t forget that word

too, as they stop at the front lounge area and exchange hearty, first-name

basis goodbyes and thanks to the owners, trainer and receptionist.

Looking for a fashionable, friendly and

super relaxed place to shed those pounds,

stay in shape, and embrace a happy, healthy

lifestyle? Look no more; it’s right around

the corner. Ride Delray, 101 SE 2nd Ave., is

located just one block south of Atlantic Avenue

in the heart of Delray Beach’s vibrant


Owners - as well as twin sisters - Susan

Albinder and Linda Besman have made

Ride Delray a fun, modern, high-tech place

to take control of your body (and mind) so

as to look and feel your absolute best. “We

transformed this into a high-end boutique

at affordable prices with state-of-the-art

equipment,” says Susan.

The benchmark of Ride Delray has to

be the room filled with super high-performance

bikes. “These are new, high tech, the

best in the market,” Susan says, pointing to

each bike’s power meter. “You can see your

motion and track your performance. You see

your RPMs, calories spent, and time.”

She says the technically advanced power

meters on each bike are the same ones used

by the world’s top professional cyclists in

the renowned Tour de France race. And if

that isn’t impressive enough, a large video

screen at the front of the class enables people

to simply look up to see their progress

and assess their workout displayed by their

bike’s number. Just wait; it gets better...upon

completion of your biking workout, your

detailed results are emailed directly to you!

Susan explains there are seven zones of

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Linda and Susan Studio owners

training stages. “Nobody has this around,”

she adds. “No one has the Performance IQ

System.” Susan even let this writer take his

place on a bike. As she adjusted the workout

parameters, my results appeared on the

multi-colored video monitor.

Adjacent to the spin room is another room

used for other forms of training. There’s

weight (strengthening) classes along with

suspension, core and balance training. “It’s

a one-hour, high-intensity training,” Susan

says. “We wanted to make a high-intensity

program to change people.”

The women in the class are lifting free

weights in rhythm to the powerful sound of

techno music, perfect for setting the mood

for an intense workout. Leading the workout

class is Linda, Susan’s sister and co-owner.

Both sisters have extensive backgrounds in

exercise and fitness. Linda was also a school

teacher. Susan has a psychology background

with a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy,

and has worked extensively with eating disorders.

She is a licensed Psychotherapist in

the state of Florida.

“Fitness was always a passion,” Linda

says. “I have 20 years experience in fitness.

We created this studio and changed people’s

lives. It’s so important to me, it becomes infectious.

You get to see changes in people’s


Head training instructor Sherif Abdellatif

is proud about what they’ve created at

Ride Delray. “When they (clients) walk in

Performance ride with Stages Performance IQ

the door, we make them feel comfortable,” he says. “We get to

know them personally. We get them fitted on a bike. Their first

time here is like a personal consultation. We discuss their goals,

short term and long term. We set them up for success. All they

have to do is show up. When people see results and thank me, I

say, ‘you’re the one doing the work.’ This is a warm, friendly unintimidating

environment. There are gyms on every corner. It’s

what you provide.”

Sherif, a Detroit native, has an extensive sports background

in mixed martial arts and wrestling. “I’ve handled different personalities,”

he says, “different lifestyles. I love what I do. That

makes it enjoyable. They say if you enjoy what you’re doing, it

isn’t work.”

Sherif says they all work well together with positive results.

“We all feed off each other,” he says. “She warms them up for me.

We’re changing people’s lives; getting them in shape. People say,

‘I’ve tried everything, but nothing else helped.’ We do wellness

coaching, a comprehensive lifestyle change. How to eat for a

healthy lifestyle, also stress management. People keep coming

back, because they see results.”

Susan describes what makes Ride Delray different from other

gyms. “We’re a fitness family,” she says. “We notice if you’ve been

away from class for two weeks. We’ll call to see how you’re doing.

And if you’ve been injured, we can modify your program to

help you, so you can keep cycling even with an injury.”

Lest we forget, water, juice and nutritious snacks – along with

rather rakish workout attire - are available as you walk into the

boutique. “We try to workout in style,” says Susan, sporting her

own stylish exercise clothing.

Ride Delray

101 SE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444

561-777-3277 | ridedelray.com

The Ride Delray Team

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special feature ║ Delray Hideaway

An old local favorite has been revived from the past

Delray Hideaway

By Ori PhillipS

photos by Melissa Korman


There is a breezeway behind a women’s boutique on Atlantic Ave

that you may have strolled passed many times without notice.

If you were adventurous enough to wonder

down this unassuming path, then you

may have felt as though you have stepped

back in time to discover a piece of Delray

Beach history. Behind the 1045 building

near the beach is one of the city’s oldest

bars and restaurants, Delray Hideaway.

Built in 1958 as a private club for doctors

who practiced medicine in the offices

upstairs, many residents still recall this was

home to the lovely supper club Erny’s in

the 70’s and 80’s. Within the last 30 years

the business has changed over a few times

slightly transforming into a local neighborhood

watering hole, most recently Pepe’s


Pepe’s closed its doors last summer after

14 years. Long time bartender Clint Stevens

made it his mission to carry on Pepe’s legacy

by reopening the old neighborhood bar under

the new name Delray Hideaway. “I felt

it was necessary to re-establish the wonderful

relationship we have developed with

the residents and visiting tourists over the

years, and continue to give the local community

an enjoyable alternative to the congested

and pricey Ave,” says Stevens.

Partnering up with Palm Beach restaurateur

Gerard Chachia, both Clint and Gerard

have dedicated themselves to meticulously

renovating the 60 year old restaurant. “We

love the nostalgia many locals have with this

historic and unique location. We preserved

the original bar from Erny’s and plan to add

some classic framed photos of Delray on the

old brick walls to pay tribute to years past,”

explains Clint.

Delray Hideaway will be honoring their

local service industry workers, military, police,

and fire fighters with a 20% discount

every evening. “We love giving back to the

community and will be working with many

local and national charitable organizations

in the future,” say the owners.

Delray Hideaway opened a full liquor bar

in January and plans to have the kitchen up

and running by early spring. Lunch, dinner

and a late night menu will be available.

They will also offer catering, host special

events, parties, and sell package goods to

go. Hours of operation (will open earlier

with the addition of the kitchen) are currently:

Monday – Saturday 2pm-2-am and

Sunday 12pm-2am. Happy Hour is everyday

from open until 8pm: $3 wells, wines, and

domestics, $3.75 imports and discounts on

call liquor. There is adequate parking available

in the rear of the building off Seabreeze

Ave. This vintage bar and grill is truly a local

gem. It is a fantastic place to visit, socialize

and explore…if you can find it. After all, it is

Delray’s Hideaway!

Delray Hideaway

1045 E Atlantic Ave,

Delray Beach, FL 33483


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special feature ║ Tzikas MD

Dr. Tzikas and the art of Lipografting

Dr. Tzikas

facial plastic surgery center

{By Nicol JenkinS

photos by melissa korman

Delray Beach is home to one local doctor

who is a pioneer behind a procedure to

make his patients look years younger while

still maintaining a natural look.

Thomas L. Tzikas MD has significantly improved

the results of facial plastic surgery

through Lipografting. This is a procedure

using the person’s own fat cells to restore

the loss of missing soft tissue volume of the

face in order to create a healthier, softer and

more attractive appearance.

Lipografting can be used for various

enhancements: rejuvenate by restoring fullness

and softness to atrophied, aging faces

and hands; shaping facial elements; correcting

acne or depressed scars; restoring

tissues removed by previous surgery; and

restoring lost volume due to thermal heating

from misapplications of certain lasers.

Patients from around the world come to

Delray Beach to be treated by the worldrenowned

facial plastic surgeon who specializes

in cosmetic surgery of the face and

neck. The developer of Lipografting, Dr.

Tzikas learned about a variation of the procedure

some 23 years ago from a plastic surgeon

in France and perfected the procedure

right here in Delray. He was one of the first

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U.S. surgeons to perform fat grafting on a

regular basis and has lectured on the topic

to his peers for over 15 years.

Unlike many plastic surgeons, Dr. Tzikas

combines his Lipografting method with

all facelift surgeries as well as other procedures.

The doctor carefully harvests fat cells

from another area of your body and sculpts

them via injection into the recipient area.

When you age, you lose volume and fullness,

which creates the appearance of sagging

skin. Filling the tissue with living, purified

fat cells makes a perfect material to sculpt

and support the surface skin thus giving patients

a more youthful and natural appearance.

Recovery time is only two weeks!

“Lipografting gives the youthful qualities

back to the face. It’s a very natural artistic

sculpting of the face. The results last for

at least 10 years or longer,” said Dr. Tzikas.

His patients’ transformations have been


“They have a better outlook on their appearance.

When they look in the mirror,

they are a little more confident and they

feel better. They look better and feel better

about themselves,” said the local doctor.

Making people feel better about themselves

was what inspired Dr. Tzikas to

become a facial plastic surgeon. At an

early age he was exposed to surgery while

working in an operating room during

summer break from college. The creative

side of the surgery got him hooked and

catapulted his career.

“It was eye opening. Plastic surgery is so

artistic and very creative which I enjoy. You

can teach the basics, but the surgeon needs

to be creative, because this really is art,”

said Dr. Tzikas.

Over the years, Dr. Tzikas has been a

sought after speaker for his Lipografting

technique and has authored many professional

articles and book chapters.

“I am constantly learning and continuously

improving my technique. It is a highly

specialized field, and a majority of the procedures

are related to restoring youthful

qualities of the face and making patients

look like themselves again,” he said. “I meet

with each of my patients and discuss their

goals. I’ve been in practice for over 20 years

now. Steadily every year, more and more

men are having plastic surgery of the face or

neck as well. Men get as good of a result as

women. They look better and more youthful.

People are living longer, are in the workforce

longer, more active, dating, and want

to look better and feel younger.”

His patients praise the doctor and his staff

for making them feel comfortable throughout

the process of looking young again.

“What can I say? Dr. Tzikas and his staff

are remarkable, capable, thorough and efficient.

Their kindness and consideration

go beyond a doctor’s calling and the results

are beyond what one might hope to expect,”

said one patient.

Another happy patient from Australia

stated, “I have travelled long distances to

see Dr. Tzikas for help with issues for which

I couldn’t find a solution close to home. Dr.

Tzikas’ aesthetic eye is swift and astute, his

approach is efficient but warm. His staff is

courteous, considerate and wonderfully

down to earth. I will never forget the kindness

that has been shown on each visit.”

Dr. Tzikas is proud to help transform others

for the better.

“I love what I do, so I don’t look at this like

work. It’s fulfilling; it’s a passion of mine.

You become better at something if you have

a passion for it,” he said.

Thomas L. Tzikas, MD

526 SE 5th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483

(561) 330-9500



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the resort life. The restaurants serve great

food, the events are fun for all ages and staff

is top notch,” said Christopher Hickman.

It’s easy to see how Hickman has found

utopia just off A1A and Linton. It is there that

you can walk or swim along a private 3.5 acre

slice of pristine oceanfront, swim in the outdoor

pool, play tennis, and celebrate life in

the comfortable serene clubhouse.

But that’s just the outer manifestation of

its magnificence. The warm and fuzzy part is

known by members as one of its greatest assets.

“I go to the club every morning to swim

and join the Coffee Talk by the Sea group.

There are so many interesting people and

the conversation is varied and intellectually

stimulating,” said member Bob Flanagan.

Flanagan also relishes the camaraderie

that permeates the inner sanctum of the

Delray Beach Club. It’s easy to see how it

manifests throughout the club. There are acspecial

feature ║ the delray beach club

Fun And Fanfare At



{By diane feen

Who doesn’t want to be happy?

There are books on happiness, classes that teach how to be happy and

a nation full of people seeking its elusive inclusion on every coast.

They say happiness is an inside job – and

perhaps it is. But belonging to a club where

you’re cherished and challenged, pampered

and perfected is one great avenue to this

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gold standard of living.

“My favorite place on earth is the Delray

Beach Club. The service is great and when my

family is in town they go to the beach and live

tivities and social events taking place almost

every day and night of the week. During the

holidays there are parties that sparkle with

fanfare, flavor and cultural leverage. Just

recently there were parties with Christmas

Carolers, Music and Dinner, Classical Music

and Jazz nights (with dinner), a High Tea

Party, Piano Bar Fete in the Ocean Room

with singer Chris Barrett White and dozens

of other exciting and inspiring events.

There’s lunch with Chef Jason, a Peggy

Lee Tribute, Cabaret Nights, Italian Night

(with dinner and dancing), Theatre outings

at outside cultural venues, a Winter Art

Show, Lobster nights in the Ocean Room and

family programs.

The list of activities is endless and the social

scale of events and happenings crosses

all boundaries. There is one thing that is

static - the special events are all created for

guest’s excitement and enchantment.

That includes children and family programs.

Just recently there was a Saturday afternoon

Family Fun-Fest that included a giant

water slide, DJ, poolside games, s’mores,

snow cones and a buffet lunch with all the

trappings. When the adults are away the

kids can still play on PNO nights (for Parents

Night Out they offer babysitting).

Other children-centric activities include

arts and crafts activities and games, a special

“Kids Club” and summer and winter camps.

For single people of all ages there is an

Open Table that encourages members to

meet and greet. There are also unlimited activities

to engage your mind, body and soul.

The “Beach Club Readers” discusses the literary

merits of specific books, and there are

men’s and ladies bridge games and Canasta.

Every Friday night is a fun fest called “Mix

and Mingle.” It’s a chance for members and

families to gather by the pool, meet new

people, listen to live music and enjoy hors

d’oeuvres. For a more interior social experience

Happy Hour takes place in the comfortable

yet sophisticated Grille Room. The

Grille Room has all the comforts of old Florida

(wood, wicker and sweeping overhead

fans) with a modern twist that Hemmingway

would have cherished.

The crown jewel of the Delray Beach Club

is the Ocean Room. This center of social and

culinary greatness has sweeping panoramic

views of the ocean and is the epicenter for

elaborate dinners, lunches and holiday

fetes. Get a front row seat for July 4th fireworks,

Memorial Day festivities, Labor Day

and New Year’s Eve.

Men and Women cannot live on social

and cultural activities alone. That’s why The

Delray Beach Club has a fitness center to

help you energize and exercise your most

precious asset – your body. There is Fitness

Equipment, Complementary Exercise

Classes, Personal Training, Aqua Aerobics

and Spa Services.

If you’re a tennis aficionado there are Har-

Tru® Tennis Courts, Special Tennis Events

and a USPTA certified Tennis Pro. They also

have Tennis Leagues, Round Robins, Pro-

Ams and Sunday Tennis Socials followed by

dinner by the sea.

There’s a reason members say The Delray

Beach Club is life changing – it is. “There are

no strangers at our club, only friends who

have not met. We try our hardest to make

sure everyone here is happy,” said General

Manager Shane Peachey.

Members repeatedly say that their lives

are enriched by the camaraderie and comfort

of activities and social events at the

club. And where else can you go to luxuriate

in the best of Mother Nature’s bounty amid

the calm and restorative power of social,

cultural and culinary excellence? Nowhere.

If you are interested in joining the club

there are a limited number of year round

and summer memberships that offer a

breezy beautiful respite from the dog days

of summer.

Call to learn more about the wonders

that exist at the Delray Beach Club. Contact

Diane Roberts at 561-278-6226, ext. 15.

The club is located at 2001 South Ocean

Blvd., Delray Beach. We have a limited

number of memberships to qualified individuals/families.

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special feature ║ Beaulieu-Fawcett Law Group, PA

Fighting For Families


Law Group, PA

By Diane Feen

photos by melissa korman


For Stacy Beaulieu-Fawcett life is about giving your

best at all times. That means fighting for justice,

helping those in need and giving to charities that

depend on the kindness of strangers.

She’s done this as a citizen of Delray

Beach and as a marital and family lawyer

with a thriving practice in Pineapple Grove

and North Palm Beach.

As the daughter an insurance underwriter

(her mom) and an electrical contractor (her

dad) Beaulieu-Fawcett learned the meaning

of hard work. From her days working with a

brilliant family law judge (Amy Karan) she

learned the intricacies and monumental elements

of family law.

“My passion started when I saw what

Amy did. She made a difference in people’s

lives and I wanted to do that as well.” said

Beaulieu-Fawcett, who is one of the few

board certified marital and family lawyers

in Florida and has one of the largest practices

of its kind in Palm Beach County.

So that’s what she did.

She built a professional all- encompassing

law practice that eclipses most others

in this area. The firm now has six lawyers

and a total of 15 employees. They handle

cases that range from divorce to adoption,

step-parent adoption, divorce appeals and

everything in between.

It’s not only a labor of love but a passion

that Beaulieu-Fawcett has honed for the past

12 years. “In life and in business I’ve always

felt that it’s important to focus on helping others.

It’s not about getting, it’s about giving.”

When it comes to giving she tries to be on

both sides of this altruistic coin. She helps

couples form families by way of legal adoption,

she counsels and guides those in the throes of

ugly divorces and child custody battles, and is

a beacon of light for those left in the dark.

“I have personally experienced divorce

and the fear of the unknown. I was the

mother of a six-month-old at the time. When

someone comes to me I really understand

what they’re going through. I know they’re

scared and I give them hope and that helps

them to feel at peace.”

Sometimes, according to Beaulieu-Fawcett,

the person getting divorced is conflicted

about whether to stay or leave a marriage.

And Beaulieu-Fawcett admits this can be a

very scary time for people. But, in the end

she stresses it’s best to make sure everyone’s

safety is of prime importance. “There are a

lot of substance abuse cases and it’s rewarding

to protect the client. There also needs to

be a safety plan in place for the children. It’s a

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ewarding and creative aspect of family law cases.”

The firm also handles complicated divorce appeals cases

where errors have been made. These cases are often found on

the desk at Beaulieu- Fawcett Law Group due to erroneous judgments

made on behalf of clients. Another aspect of the practice

has to do with helping couples adopt children from foster care

or step-parent adoption. “Sometimes the biological father is out

of the picture and the step father wants to adopt his wife’s child.

That is a very rewarding experience as well.”

When it comes to rewarding activities Beaulieu- Fawcett

Law Group has a philanthropic bent. They donate 10 percent

of profits to over 40 charities each year. And at their 10th

Anniversary celebration (in November) invited guests were

asked to bring a gift card. The organization that benefited from

this evening of kindness is the 4Kids of South Florida. “We sent

a generous contribution to 4Kids of South Florida, which is a

sibling supportive foster care facility.”

All these good deeds do not go unnoticed. In 2013-2014

Beaulieu- Fawcett was the winner of the Delray Beach Chamber

of Commerce Business Person of the Year. From 2009 to

2016 she was named a Florida Super Lawyer, she has been

a Florida Legal Elite, and for the past seven years Beaulieu-

Fawcett has received a Preeminent AV Peer Review Rating by

Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating.

Sometimes it takes a village to do this rewarding, yet complicated

legal work. And Beaulieu- Fawcett knows this all too

well. “Our family law firm is one of the largest in Florida that

focuses exclusively on family law and we always need to work

as a team. Our clients never have to worry; with a team they’re

protected at all times. If an emergency situation arises there is

always someone on the team available.”

Nikki can attest to that. “The Beaulieu- Fawcett Law Group

always looked out for my best interest. Stacy Beaulieu is smart,

professional and understanding yet has a heart for people she

represents. She will fight for you. If it was not for her I would

have walked away with nothing and lost my home.”

Beaulieu-Fawcett Law Group, PA

127 Northeast 2nd Avenue

Delray Beach, Florida 33444

Phone: 561-819-6208

Email: info@BLGFL.com


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special feature ║ 24/7 PERFECT CLEANING

Cleanliness Is

Next To Godliness

24/7 Perfect


We love Baby LAYELL - She is SIMPLY THE BEST !

by diane feen

photos by melissa korman

{If you ask Razzy Jacobs what he’s selling, he’ll tell you time. Though most of us

don’t think of a cleaning service as one that sells hours or days, in his mind it’s

one of the most precious things we have. And he is sure most of us don’t want

to squander our time just as we wouldn’t want to squander our money.

Does it look SPARKLING CLEAN ?

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“We sell you time by cleaning your place.

We take this chore off your mind so you can

use that time towards something else. If we

clean your house perfectly from top to bottom,

then you can use that time to improve

the quality of your life or your career,” said the

self-professed workaholic.

Razzy takes a certain pride in the cleaning

empire that he has built from scratch. He

started out in the hospitality industry and

then went into the real estate business. While

flipping properties he was in charge of cleaning

those properties. As business grew he had

more houses to clean, which meant he had to

recruit more people to help him complete this

time consuming task.

That’s when the light bulb went off in his

brain. “I kept asking for help from my friends

at the restaurant where I worked. That’s

when I started a cleaning service, but not just

any cleaning service – the best one in Palm

Beach and Broward County.”

If you listen to the regimentation and scientific

logic to Razzy’s business model you realize

how he has scaled a mountain in the cleaning

business in such a short period of time.

Razzy only hires women with professional

cleaning experience. They must be clean,

neatly dressed, have no visible tattoos and

not smoke. They must also pass a very rigorous

background check and have a stellar

work ethic.

Employees are also firmly educated about

the importance of honesty and integrity on

the job (and in life) and are expected to follow

his lead. “We don’t do surface cleaning,

we do deep cleaning. We are thorough and

after we dust a surface, we move the item and

clean that as well. We make sure that picture

frames are cleaned (not just dusted in place),

sliding door tracks are cleaned, dirt and dust

is removed from the top of ceiling fans, window

frames are cleaned, baseboards, bathroom

light fixtures and everywhere else you

can imagine is also cleaned.”

You won’t find a dust mite-filled baseboard

after his crew leaves your home (or office) and

you won’t find anything missing as well. “We

are not a big franchise (or corporation) and

believe in making sure our quality and consistency

of service is always firmly in place.

When someone thinks of a cleaning service,

then 24/7 Perfect Cleaning is what they’ll

hear about immediately. There’s a lot of peace

of mind you get when you are guaranteed the

same quality and consistency all the time. If

my girls are on time, they’re late. When they

come early, than that’s on time for me”

Razzy is also constantly keeping in touch

with his clients to make sure their greatest

(or minor) cleaning tasks have been performed.

He wants to make sure that - like an

antique clock - his business and employees

work like a charm.

“We hired 24/7 Perfect Cleaning to clean

our salon and they are amazing. They’re also

reliable and always on time. When the girls

are here (early in the morning), Razzy is always

in contact with us. If we have something

different that needs cleaning, all we do is send

a text or a picture of the item and they clean

it for us. Razzy is hard working and always

there to make sure everything is perfect,” said

Ariel Jarvis, Manager of One Aveda Salon in

East Delray Beach.

We love to clean the Law Offices of Lee Cohen P.A.

at 411 E Atlantic Ave Suite 200 E Delray Beach

We love to clean The Biostation Medical Clinic AT 3100 N Federal Hwy Delray

We love to clean Woo Creative AT 135 E Atlantic Ave Delray Beach

Perfection is something that motivates

Razzy. When comparing his cleaning service

– that does residential cleaning, housekeeping

and commercial cleaning – he thinks fivestars.

“I make sure my girls know what to do,

and I speak to my clients to find out exactly

what they want. I have a good memory and I

always remember what clients say is important

to them. It’s also important that my staff

smiles and is always professional.”

If you ask Kilburn Sherman, Managing Director

at SJO Worldwide, LLC he’ll agree that

Razzy and his team are top notch. It’s not just

hyperbole. “24/7 Perfect Cleaning has exceeded

all expectations with regards to managing

the cleanliness of our office. They are

friendly, show up on time, are trustworthy,

and most importantly they leave our office

spotless. Razzy has built an incredible team

and I wouldn’t trust anyone else to manage

the cleaning of our office.”

There’s a saying that excellence comes

from the top. That’s why Razzy Jacobs maintains

his standards in the stratosphere so

that 24/7 Perfect Cleaning can keep their

clients happy at all times!

24/7 Perfect Cleaning

Razzy Jacobs | 561.901.5229



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special feature ║ palm beach botox

The Future of Aesthetic Medicine is NOW… at

Palm Beach Botox

By Nicol JenkinS

photos by melissa korman


Rapid technological advancements in aesthetic medicine has made

non-surgical treatments the next Fountain of Youth. Dr. Samuel Siddiqui’s

background in pharmaceutical and clinical medicine has allowed

Palm Beach Botox in Delray Beach to provide top quality service and

procedures to suit every budget.

Dedicated and caring staff at Palm Beach Botox

We are happy to assist with your hair removal needs

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The vast majority of women have some

form of cellulite - but you don’t have to

anymore. Scientific advancement finally

created a machine to provide results.

Vela Shape III is the answer for body contouring

and cellulite and circumference

reduction. Results are visible in only 3

short sessions. The technology uses a

combination of bi-polar Radio Frequency

and optical energies delivered to the

dermis and hypodermis zones. Applying

energy to the dermis provides immediate

collagen contraction. While the

vacuum strengthens the loose connective

tissue and delivers heat thus the cellulite

is smoothed as a result. There is no

downtime and high patient satisfaction

with patients losing up to 5 inches after

just 3 treatments. This is the solution for

smooth sexy skin for the summer!

Get swimsuit ready today! Eliminate

those pesky hairs on your face, back

and bikini lines just in time for summer.

Gentle Max Pro for Laser Hair Removal,

a Syneron-Candela product, is the most

comfortable machine on the market. The

machine utilizes a coolant spray before

Our licensed esthetician showcasing our Infini RF skin tightening system

the laser uses a special beam of wavelength light to remove

the hair follicle. Gentle Max Pro combines two lasers into

one, the 755nm Alexandrite laser with an equally powerful

1064nm Nd:YAG laser. The results are amazing and the

machine is safe for all skin types, dark to fair skin tones.

Results are rapid, with back hair being removed in just 20

minutes or less! They often run specials, but call today for

special pricing for the month of February.

You don’t have to go under the knife for flawless skin…

Look years younger with this new technology! Infini RF

with Microneedling is used for skin tightening and collagen

renewal, acne, and scarring on the face and neck. Results

are visible in the recommended 3 treatments (for

best results) with minimal down time and discomfort. The

needles penetrate the skin and then radio frequency gets

delivered to the dermis where collagen is renewed. Best

of all, this procedure is safe for all skin types. Infini RF is

clinically tested and cleared by the FDA as a safe procedure

for skin tightening. The needles are inserted in a quick and

precise manner, making it less painful for patients. Results

are spectacular and affordable.

Palm Beach Botox has been in business for 16 years and

also offers a full spectrum of aesthetic services, including

medical skincare by Dr. Obagi, eyelash extensions, body

waxing, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion; and facial

rejuvenation with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Skin Rejuvenation


Palm Beach Botox is the answer to looking years younger!

Palm Beach Botox

16244 S Military Trail, Suite 150

Delray Beach, FL 33484

(561) 376-2790


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special feature ║ the miracle league

It Takes A Miracle

And We All Need To Help

By diane feen


If it takes a village to raise children, then it must take

a miracle to help those who can’t do it on their own.

Julia Kadel learned this firsthand from a

TV show. She learned that children with disabilities

could play baseball with their peers

in a special league called The Miracle League.

And it moved her to act.

“I started the Delray Miracle League to

give children with physical and mental

disabilities the ability to achieve the same

dream as their healthy peers - to play ball,”

said Board Certified Health Coach and Delray

resident Kadel.

A lot has happened since the Kadel’s (Jeff

and Julia) started the league ten years ago.

Back then they had two teams, 20 players

and 20 volunteers. Now they have six teams,

two coaches per team, 75 volunteers, Miracle

Moms, a Miracle League Cheerleading Squad,

a volunteer-run concession stand and a fulltime

Executive Director (Julia).

The Delray Parks and Recreation department

was so inspired by the league (and the

Kadels) that they renovated the field at Miller

Park to include The Miracle League Field.

The Miracle field has a cushioned synthetic

turf to help prevent injuries, wheelchair

accessible dugouts, and a flat surface to

eliminate any barriers for wheelchair bound

or visually impaired players. The game also

Kadel Family

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Ava (buddy) & Josh (player)

has different rules: Every player gets to bat

once in each inning, all base runners are safe,

every player scores a run before the inning is

over, each team and player wins every game

and community children and volunteers

serve as “buddies” to assist the players.

How great is that?

The answer is it’s amazingly great. But

with this huge undertaking comes a need

for support from the community. That’s

why Julia and her husband Jeff (the cofounder)

are hosting the Second Annual

Miracle League of Palm Beach County

Dinner on the Diamond – Boundless

Dreams on February 25th.

The event will help the Miracle League

of Palm Beach County purchase and install

an unrestricted, boundless inclusive playground

and garden at the Miracle League

Field. Proceeds will also guarantee that

the league will continue to be free for all


This fun filled event, at the Miller Park

Field, will include a cocktail hour, dinner, live

music, dancing, craft beers, dessert, entertainment

and a silent and live auction. Pastor

Casey Cleveland will give the blessings

and the Exceptional Theater Group (a special

needs choir) will sing the National Anthem.

Delray folks and visitors will be lending

their cheerful selves and ethereal spirits to

make sure the evening is filled with smiles

and laughter.

There are also sponsorship opportunities,

donations and advertising opportunities for

individuals and businesses.

“A MIRACLE takes place every time our

special needs athletes, volunteers and fans

gather at the Miracle League Baseball Field!

We need your help with fundraising to expand

the league, improve the field and keep

it “FEE FREE” for all players!”

You can also donate gifts or services for

the auction, underwrite the cost of an auction

item, advertise in the auction booklet,

become a table sponsor or attend the event.

Julia has been honored by the Bethesda

Hospital Foundation as a Woman of Grace

and the Kadel family has long supported

those in need in the community and the


So get out and support this worthy cause.

To whom much is given, much is expected.

The event is February 25th at 6:00 pm at

the Field of Dreams at 1905 SW 4th Avenue,

Delray Beach 33444.

“We hope you will join us and be part of

what will be a fun and enthusiastic event.”

The Miracle League is a non-profit (501) c

(3) organization. To see the Miracle League

and its mission check out the video: www.


If you have questions (or need information)

contact Julia at coachkadel@aol.com or


Tickets can be purchased at: www.MLPBC.

com. “Every Child Deserves A Chance to Play


New Branch in Delray Beach

Pineapple Grove, just off Atlantic Avenue

Right Beside El Camino! (561) 266-3538

25 NE, 2nd Ave. #110, Delray Beach, FL 33444

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special feature ║ SEASIDE BUILDERS


Creates Luxury Sea Faring Townhouses

By diane feen



photos by © Edward Butera | ibi designs inc. | Boca Raton Florida

Builders has upped the luxury ante once more.

This time they have taken space and suspended it in mid-air.

photo by melissa korman

If you wonder how Seaside (and co-owners

Tom Laudani and Patrick Whyte) have

managed to create townhomes that take

their cue from the finest of Mother Nature’s

treasure, we’ll tell you.

The ten townhouses, built at the new

Seagate Yacht Club Residences, are an incredible

testament to genius architecture

and luxury modern detail. With the sun and

sea as the backdrop these $3.5 million townhomes

all have a few things in common.

Let’s just say the details are a stairway

to heaven, so to speak. Every townhome is

4,200-square-feet and has a sweeping open

floor plan, floor-to-ceiling glass, spectacular

water views of the Marina, a floating staircase

with glass railings and an elevator on

each floor of the four stories.

That’s only part of this elegant celebrity

style residence. Each townhome has a designer

kitchen with high-end Miele appliances

and custom lacquer and hardwood

cabinetry. It all works seamlessly throughout

the kitchen so minimalism rules the

room in all its culinary glory.

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In the first floor living room there’s a

hand-carved marble quartz gas fire place

with a TV niche for a 62-inch flat screen TV.

If you’d prefer a more natural view all you

have to do is turn around. There you will be

greeted by the effervescence and thrill of

the pristine water through the floor-to-ceiling

windows that look out onto the marina.

Feet from each living room are private dipping

pools that lend an aqua elegance to the

dimension and diameter of the townhome.

And that’s only the first floor. The second

floor has a guest bedroom, outdoor terrace

suspended over the marina and an elegant

powder room with cut quartz backsplash

and hammered stainless steel sink. The integrity

and congruity that allows light and

space to uplift each residence is breathtaking.

Each floor also has its own unique character

within the boundaries of good taste

and seamless modern design.

That’s what attracted Jim Blumenfeld to

the property. The marketing consultant and

art connoisseur fell in love with the Seagate

Yacht Club Residences on the spot. “We used

to stay at the Seagate Hotel when we came

to Delray Beach. When we saw these townhouses

we knew immediately we loved the

floor plan and lifestyle that it afforded us.

We have access to the beach, the schools and

all that Atlantic Avenue has to offer.”

Blumenfeld and his husband moved into

their dream home last July and couldn’t be

happier. “We just love it here. The townhouse

is fantastic. We even love the stairs

(it’s a great way to exercise) and we use every

bit of space this home has to offer.”

It’s easy to see why Blumenfeld is smitten

with his Southern exposure end-unit

townhome. It has a magnificence that is accentuated

by their art collection, good taste

and space for a separate laundry room and

private room for their dog on the first floor.

There’s another thing that sold Blumenfeld

on this city dwelling. “What impressed

us as well was the concrete block, steel girders

and rock solid construction. We have

high rated hurricane glass and the second

floor bedroom is used as family space. We

also love the sky lounge.”

If you’re wondering what a sky lounge is,

we’ll tell you. It’s the roof top terrace of the

four-story townhome that has a summer

kitchen, stunning views of the marina, large

lounge area, a Jacuzzi, fire pit and glorious

water views - all accessible by a private four

story elevator.

The ten private luxury townhomes (worth

$35 million) sold out in ten months. Though

this fanfare and success is business for Seaside

Builders, it surprised them. “I expected

to be successful with this project but it even

exceeded my expectations,” said Laudani,

who 37 years experience as a residential

developer of luxury single family homes and

townhomes east of the Intracoastal.

The rapid success of this project does not

surprise those who know Seaside. “The timing

of this project was impeccable,” said luxury

real estate broker Pascal Liguori of Premier

Estate Properties. “Seaside Builders has an uncanny

ability to understand and meet the demands

of high-end luxury home buyers. Their

team is the best in the business. They’re always

one step ahead of the competition.”

Currently Seaside Builders has other

high-end luxury residences just waiting for

buyers to discover. But they won’t last long.

There are five Key West style townhouses a

block from the beach and downtown Delray

called Seaglass Cottages. These luxury

townhomes start at $2.4 million and will

pamper your most discerning instincts.

One block from the beach – called 150

Oceanside - Seaside has six contemporary

luxury condos with the same inimitable quality,

style and lightness of being. There are

also three elegant townhomes with spectacular

water views and rooftop terraces at 215

MacFarlane Drive and three contemporary

townhomes at 101 SE 7th Avenue.

If the word townhouse doesn’t conjure up

thoughts of elegance and luxury then you

haven’t seen the miraculous handiwork and

inventive creation of the Seaside team. They

have state-of-the art kitchens, open floor

plans, glass walls, breathtaking sophistication

and compelling details to make your life

heaven on earth.

If you want your earthly existence to feel

suspended in divine luxury, then stick with

Seaside Builders. They’re the largest builders

of luxury homes and townhouses east

of the Intracoastal and know how to build

homes of incomparable elegance and tranquility.

Don’t wait long though; their properties

have a way of selling out before the

lawn has even been watered.

Archictect – Richard Jones, Delray Beach

Interior Design - Leighton Design Group, Delray Beach


185 Northeast 4th Avenue Suite 104

Delray Beach, Florida 33483


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special feature ║ delray boxing

A Gym Like No Other

delray boxing

By Martin LenkowskY

photos by melissa korman

{Five years ago, Michael Hockton and Richard Wilson Jr. had a vision of

bringing boxing to Delray Beach. The idea was to bring boxing into the

mainstream and make it more accessible for those who had previously been

intimidated about walking into a boxing gym without any prior experience.

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The two had met and sparred at a boxing

gym years ago and realized the social aspect

of the sport was a key component. “We would

box five or six rounds, then go for a pint and

compare notes,” laughs Wilson. Thus, the

Delray Beach Boxing brand was born.

The gym, located at 2455 N. Old Dixie

Highway in Delray Beach, opened last

month. Hockton had previously owned a

boxing gym in London. “It’s the same concept

on steroids,” he said.

Along with Peter Carney and Matt Fronzaglia,

the lads have created the best boxing/social

facility in the country, the first

of its kind, and the first to offer a “ringside

seat” at the bar which looks directly at the

24-square foot championship ring. Fronzaglia,

who brings over 28 years of business

acumen, is no stranger to contact sports as

a black belt with more than 14 years experience

in Kenpo karate.

When you step into the 6,000 square-foot

training facility you cannot help but be impressed

by the decor and detail at Delray

Beach Boxing. With a wide array of heavy

bags ranging from the “Super heavy bag,” to

the double-end bag for hand/eye coordination,

and a plethora of speed bags, there is

always something fresh to train on.

The gym also offers 2,000 square-feet of

strength training and exercise equipment,

including free weights, treadmills, elliptical

machines, machines for stretching, plus a

high-tech NexerSys machine for fitness enthusiasts,

professional athletes, and people

hoping to improve their physical condition

and mental acuity.

“The best people I’ve ever met have been

through boxing,” claims Hockton. “It’s where

you find out more about yourself in three

minutes (one round of pro boxing) than you

do in a lifetime. Boxing breeds confidence,

perseverance and respect for yourself and

others. There are no ‘bullies’ in boxing. We

are out to put Delray Beach on the map as

the ‘hub’ for top fighters around the world

to train, and give our members a chance to

see the work ethic these athletes go through

in honing their craft.”

Delray Beach Boxing offers a social membership

which entitles a member to relax

and witness boxing, training and sparring

sessions. And with multiple widescreen

televisions in the pub, members are also

able to enjoy televised sporting events including

Pay-Per-View boxing and European

football. “There’s live boxing in the ring

while having a pint,“ says Hockton.

All staff members have boxed and competed

at the highest level. Senior trainers

Justin Wright and Jonathon Campbell both

trained under Hockton. “Nothing prepares

you for boxing, it’s like running on your

feet, then trying to run on your hands,” says

Wright. “I’m a real technical guy, I’ll make

sure they’re technically sound.”

Wright also notes a large amount of interest

has come from women. “Some are

here to get a good workout and never get

punched,” which is our morning class, “Get

Fit Without Getting Hit,” he said.

Delray Beach Boxing offers five structured

classes Monday through Friday, morning

and evening. A kid’s class will be held every

weekday from 4 to 5 pm for children 12 and

older. “We’re about life skills,” says Jonathon

Campbell. “It’s not about going into the gym

and just throwing your hands up.”

A unique twist to the kids’ class is that

it not only focuses on the boxing aspect,

but also on academics. All students must

keep their grades up to participate in our

boxing certification program. From 7 to

8 pm those in the “Delray Beach Boxing

Academy” are put through their paces.

The academy is made up of professional

fighters or those with aspirations of “going

pro.” The amateur fighters will represent

Delray Beach Boxing in competition.

The training staff will determine if one is

ready for this level.

Friday night fights are another feature of

Delray Beach Boxing. While not compulsory,

it allows a member to get the feel and

experience of a championship bout under

LED lights supervised by the trainers. And

for other members, they can have a “front

row seat” to watch the action while enjoying

their favorite beverage.

The pub does not offer food but has an

original, imported red London phone box

that members can enter for a direct connection

to Delivery Dudes and order their favorite

eats. Also available on “Event Nights”

will be food trucks. Keeping with the boxing

theme, “Fight of the Food Trucks” will feature

a fun competition where everyone can

vote on their favorite truck and the victor

will return to the next event.

For more information, go to their website

at www.delrayboxing.com or call (561) 501-

2855. You can also find Delray Boxing on

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Delray Boxing

2455 N. Old Dixie Highway

Delray Beach, FL 33483



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special feature ║ Luxury performance automotive group

Saving You Money on

Luxury Cars

By Martin LenkowskY



photos by melissa korman

Lord won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz? My friends

all drive Porsches, I must make amends...” – Janis Joplin

It’s a pity poor Janis had to depart this

earth way too soon and join the infamous

“27 Club,” when she could have gone on to

live a full, happy and enjoyable life down

here in Delray Beach. And if such were

the case, Luxury Performance Automotive

Group might have been the solution to her

little dilemma.

By way of introduction, Luxury Performance

Automotive Group, located at 1800

N. Federal Highway, is not what you’re accustomed

to when you first set foot in a car

dealership - not by any means.

Let’s start with the automobiles themselves;

the showroom lobby could easily

adorn the cover of a magazine catering exclusively

to the ultra-wealthy. A red Ferrari

coupe, a black Mercedes convertible, a black

Ferrari convertible, and two Porsches are

only a few of the high performance luxury

cars on display. And - here’s the catch - all

vehicles for sale here are pre-owned.

“I’m trying to create something that’s

not a usual car dealership,” says owner

and founder Rod Rifai, who opened his

owner and General Manager Rod Rifai welcomes you

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20,000 sq ft state of the art facility

pre-owned luxury car dealership just three

months ago. Rod, a Southern California native,

had been selling new cars for more

than 30 years. He used to own new car dealerships

in Miami.

Why the switch to selling used luxury

cars? Rod cites two good reasons. Firstly,

one can save a bit of money, he says. He

photo courtesy of luxury performance automotive group

points to a 2010 red Ferrari 458 Italia coupe

with a mere 7,000 miles on the odometer.

New it would’ve cost around $300,000, he

says. However, his asking price is $180,000.

Likewise, another Ferrari, a 2006 F430

Spider with only 8,000 miles, is going for

$150,000. It too would have sold for about

$300,000 if purchased brand new.

“There’s a massive saving involved,” Rod

says, adding another smart reason to purchase

a pre-owned luxury car is because

of limited availability. “Ferrari only makes

8,000 new cars year-round,” he says. “Your

chance of getting a new car every year is

very difficult.”

Actually, when Rod sold his Miami dealerships

a few years ago, he was counting

on living a simple, less stressful life here in

Delray Beach. “I had an eight-month-old son

and I never saw him,” he says. “I got an offer

to sell my stores. I wanted to be near the

water. Living in Delray Beach is like living in

California. I bought a house and moved to

Jimmy assisting a customer with a Ferrari 458 Spider

Delray a year and a half ago. I moved here to retire; I had no

plans to ever work in the car business again.”

But soon Rod discovered the slow-pace, laid back lifestyle of a

young retiree, (he’s only 50) wasn’t really for him. “I just wasn’t

ready to go from 100 mph down to 20 mph,” he says. “That’s too

slow a pace. I wanted to get involved with the community again.

As a retired person I had no contact with people. I wanted to get

to know people, my neighbors. And if your business does well,

you can give back to the community.”

Something else pulled Rod back into the business world: his

passion for luxury cars. “I love all high-performance vehicles in

every way,” he says. “They’re all different. This store is like a

little gallery. I love each of them (the cars) like a child.”

Speaking about galleries, unlike any other vehicle showroom,

paintings from local artists adorn the walls at Luxury

Performance Automotive Group. “Nobody has a facility like

this,” he says. “I really wanted to create an atmosphere a customer

would feel comfortable in, including the most discerning

customers. I wanted to make this the Ritz-Carlton of dealerships.

Everyone loves it when they come in here. They’re

‘wowed’ by the experience.”

In addition to sales, there’s a full-service repair shop for all

European vehicles from Ferrari, Porsche to BMW and Mercedes

Benz , plus a storage area for those planning to be away for a

while and want their vehicle cared for in a secure air-conditioned

environment. His staff consists of 10 people including

two master mechanics.

He sells vehicles to suit different people’s budgets. “We try to

accommodate everyone from a customer looking for a $25,000

European Import to a half-million dollar budget,” he says.

At this time, 70 percent of his sales are done on-line, because

of the limited availability of pre-owned high-performance luxury

cars in different areas. He’s hoping in time to attract more

local customers. “I want to invite people to come in to see something

unique,” he says. “When they buy from us they’re supporting

our community and local charities. “

And as further proof how much Rod loves his cars, a bookshelf

in his office is decorated with multi-colored models of high

performance vehicles, including his favorite, a model Jeff Gordon

car, identical to the one he races at various tracks.

Luxury Performance Automotive Group

1800 N. Federal Highway

Delray Beach, FL 33483




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special feature ║ Delray Beach Open

Painting the Town Yellow for 25 Years

Delray Beach Open

By Danielle Quintero

{Each February, the landmark Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis

Center comes to life, gaining worldwide attention and receiving

global media coverage for the on-court action and various events

surrounding the Delray Beach Open tennis tournament.

photo by Eduardo Schneider

With temperatures averaging 72 degrees,

more than 50,000 visitors flock to

our town to enjoy the top-tier tennis, gorgeous

beaches, fine dining establishments,

art galleries and Atlantic Avenue boutiques.

Painting the town yellow for another

year, the Delray Beach Open is celebrating

its 25th anniversary, displaying worldclass

tennis in the ‘Most Fun Small Town in

America’ (USA Today/Rand McNally 2012),

Delray Beach!

For a 10-day stretch, beginning President’s

Day weekend, the Delray Beach

Open (Feb. 17-26) includes an ATP Champions

Tour event featuring a lineup of the

game’s legends, followed by an ATP World

Tour event showcasing the world’s current

top tennis stars.

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photo by CameraSport

The three-day ATP Champions Tour competition

(Feb. 17-19, Friday-Sunday) is set

up in a USA vs. International format and pits

popular Americans James Blake, Mardy

Fish and Vince Spadea against an international

team of Fernando Gonzalez of Chile,

Sebastien Grosjean of France, and Mikael

Pernfors of Sweden.

The ATP World Tour 32-player field (Feb.

20-26, Monday – Sunday) features world

No. 3 Canadian Milos Raonic, 2009 US Open

champion and 2011 Delray Beach champion

Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, Delray

Beach 2015 champion Ivo Karlovic (No.

21), American Jack Sock (No. 20), defending

champion Sam Querrey and the world’s

long-time supreme doubles team Mike and

Bob Bryan. The Bryan Brothers recently

won the ATP’s “Fan Favorites” award for

the 12th time, and del Potro won the ATP’s

“Comeback Player of the Year” award for the

second time in his career.

“One of our priorities was to sign Milos

as there’s widespread interest in seeing his

incredible talent here in Delray Beach,” said

tournament director Mark Baron. “And we

expect that there will be an energized Canadian

crowd to cheer him on. We are also

welcoming back Juan Martin del Potro and

our fans’ favorite Bryan Brothers, which gave

us a great start in putting together a fabulous

tournament to celebrate our 25th year.”

The popular and charismatic Delray

Beach Open VolleyGirls, the only dance

team representing an ATP event,will cheer

on players, ignite the crowd and promote

the tournament in the community.

Unique to the Delray Beach Open, the

tournament features not only world-class

photo by CameraSport

tennis, but also an array of lavish receptions

and VIP experiences.

Delray Beach movers and shakers have

the opportunity to choose from a variety

of social events during the tournament, including

the annual box holders’ party that

partners with the Delray Beach and Boca

Raton Chambers of Commerce and features

cuisine from Delray eateries.

Also on the schedule is a Friday evening

(Feb. 24) Sponsors & Players party presented

by VIP Caterers, a pair of Ladies Day

Luncheons presented by Centre Court Active

wear, and exclusive wine tastings in the

VIP Clubhouse Lounge provided by Copper

Cane Wines and Provisions.

Between matches, tournament guests

will enjoy live local music acts on the Alchemy

Arts main stage in the Courtyard

Plaza hosted by Delray Beach’s own Ian

Caven. Inspired performances by Rocket

to Anywhere, Spider Cherry, Cohen Robinson,

Shanna Lee & 86 Band, Justin Rosario,

J Savvy, Oh My Bad, and Holidazed will heat

up the main stage and provide the audio

back drop for the tournament’s 25th anniversary


For those looking for philanthropic spirit,

the Delray Beach Open has expanded its

community wide involvement by partnering

with two organizations to raise awareness

and funds for cancer.

Prior to the tournament on February 4,

fitness enthusiasts and weekend warriors

will have the opportunity to squat for a

cause at PurLife Fitness Center during the

Delray Beach Open’s 2nd Annual Squat-A-

Thon to benefit local organization, Think

Pink Rocks.

On Sunday, February 19, ATP Champions

Tour matches will volley pink tennis balls

during the finals matches to raise awareness

for the American Cancer Society. A new

Community Ticket Fundraising Program

will return 20% of ticket sales purchased

through the American Cancer Society back

to the organization in an effort to fight the

disease in Palm Beach County.

An abundance of special seating options are

available including budget-friendly Reserved

Seats, the “Best Seats in the House” (world’s

only on-court seats) and covered Stadium Veranda

Seats (include complimentary food and

drinks). ‘Best Seats’ and Veranda Seats come

with VIP parking passes and access to the VIP

Clubhouse Lounge serving 2-for-1 drinks every

session. Complete ticketing options are

available at YellowTennisBall.com/Series.

Popular ticket promotions include Senior

Days ‘Buy One, Get One’ offer presented by

Delray Medical Center (Monday, Feb. 20 and

Wednesday, Feb. 22 day sessions) and the

always sold-out Ladies Day Luncheon packages

that includes a delectable menu, wine

& ATP pro player appearances (Wednesday,

Feb. 22 and Thursday, Feb. 23). Those donating

eight non-perishable food items can obtain

a complimentary reserved seat for the

day session during Monday’s (Feb. 20) Food

Drive, presented by Champion Porsche.

On President’s Day (Monday, Feb. 20, 8:30

am – 4:30 pm) USTA Kidz Day offers a funfilled

day of tennis matches and activities.

Tickets are $10 - $20 for children and $10

for adults, and include the ATP World Tour

day session matches.

For all event information and ticket prices,

visit YellowTennisBall.com or call 561-330-6000.

photo by Autumn & Melinda Photography

photo by Autumn & Melinda Photography

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special feature ║ Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

We’ve Got “it”



At the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce you’ll find an

enthusiastic community eager to help you succeed. They have reinvented an

all-American institution and created a modern, eclectic hub where business,

education, job growth, tourism, government affairs, entrepreneurship,

technology, healthcare, arts and culture intersect and thrive. There’s simply

no other organization like it. So what is “it”? “it” is different for everyone.

Ronnie Dunayer, Golf Professional

& Sports Psychologist, Kids Rule

Golf Camp and Academy

We are fortunate to have the Delray

Beach Golf Club that has historic designation,

is a worldwide attraction and an affordable

public course with 9 and 18 hole

options for everyone to enjoy. I enjoy

teaching a sport that can be played forever

and on your own terms.

Annie S. Burke, M.S. CNRC, USATF,

owner and CEO Delray Beach Running


We are a leader in specialty running and

offer everything from expert fittings from

certified running coaches, to assistance

with injury prevention, coaching, nutrition,

marathon training and more.

Mark Baron, owner, President, Tournament

Director Delray Beach Open

Ever look at the ATP professional tennis

calendar? See those 62 majestic cities in 32

countries – Sydney, Toronto, Tokyo, Moscow,

Madrid, Dubai…You know what’s in

the middle of those legendary destinations?

Delray Beach, Florida. That’s “it”. Delray

Beach Open is coming Feb 17-26, 2017.






Delray Beach loves sports, a community

packed with fans and players alike.

There are Chamber members that support

every aspect of health, competition

and entertainment in the city. We have a

tennis stadium that hosts major professional

and celebrity tournaments, a top

notch public golf course that invites everyone

to play, and local stores to equip

the athlete in all of us. Let’s meet several

Chamber members who think Delray

sports, when they think “it”.






Ronnie Dunayer, Annie S. Burke, Mark Baron

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The Fite Group Luxury Homes

The Fite Group Luxury Homes



Beachside Oasis Ocean Ridge

This magnificent Oceanfront estate is spacious with 13,376 SF of meticulously

designed living spaces, including 6 en-suite bedrooms, 8.5 baths and a private

guest house. $12,000,000

Val Coz 561-386-8011

Beachside Oasis Ocean Ridge

This magnificent Oceanfront estate is spacious with 13,376 SF of meticulously

designed living spaces, including 6 en-suite bedrooms, 8.5 baths and a private

guest house. $12,000,000

Val Coz 561-386-8011

Stunning Contemporary Delray Beach

Spectacular views with open living spaces, this stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bath

renovated contemporary is perfectly situated between the Ocean and Intracoastal.

Beach Club, tennis courts & private garage. Pets welcome. $1,475,000

Terri Berman 561-445-2929 Laura Gallagher 561-441-6111

Stunning Contemporary Delray Beach

Spectacular views with open living spaces, this stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bath

renovated contemporary is perfectly situated between the Ocean and Intracoastal.

Beach Club, tennis courts & private garage. Pets welcome. $1,475,000

Terri Berman 561-445-2929 Laura Gallagher 561-441-6111

Waterfront Villa in Pelican Cove Ocean Ridge

Modern amenities are blended with vintage beach chic in this 3 bedroom, 3 bath

Bermuda in desirable beach neighborhood between the Ocean and Intracoastal.

Enjoy a new gourmet kitchen, great floorplan and private yard. $1,395,000

Val Coz 561-386-8011

Live by the Sea Delray Beach

One of only six residences in this lovely beach area enclave. On the water and

directly across the street from the beach, this spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath

townhouse offers impact glass, balcony view plus newer roof and A/C. $975,000

Terri Berman 561-445-2929 Laura Gallagher 561-441-6111

Waterfront Villa in Pelican Cove Ocean Ridge

Modern amenities are blended with vintage beach chic in this 3 bedroom, 3 bath

Bermuda in desirable beach neighborhood between the Ocean and Intracoastal.

Enjoy a new gourmet kitchen, great floorplan and private yard. $1,395,000

Val Coz 561-386-8011

Live by the Sea Delray Beach

One of only six residences in this lovely beach area enclave. On the water and

directly across the street from the beach, this spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath

townhouse offers impact glass, balcony view plus newer roof and A/C. $975,000

Terri Berman 561-445-2929 Laura Gallagher 561-441-6111

Casual Elegance Delray Beach

Illuminated throughout with bright, natural light, this beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath

elegantly appointed residence offers an ideal lifestyle with resort-like amenities

including private beach club, pool, two tennis courts and manicured grounds. $949,000

Terri Berman 561-445-2929 Laura Gallagher 561-441-6111

Light and Bright One-Story Villa Delray Beach

Highly desirable Woodlake 3 bedroom, 3 bath patio home. Recent renovations

include gorgeous master bath, guest bath, tile floors and more. One car garage

plus huge screened-in patio overlooking the lake with fenced backyard. $274,900

Michael Weiss 561-573-7592

The Fite Group Luxury Homes | 648 George Bush Blvd., Delray Beach, FL 33483 | 561-243-6000 | www.FiteGroup.com

special feature ║ delray beach marketing cooperative

Fun for Everyone



Delray Beach is bustling as high season rolls on. Snow

birds and visitors from all over the world are here

enjoying the warm weather and all the town has to offer.

Shopping Atlantic Ave

Old School Square

It’s the perfect time to check out all the

restaurants, stores, and attractions that

have popped up since you’ve been away. If

you’re a lucky local, don’t let the influx of

new faces scare you off, get out there and

explore all the things happening.

If it’s culture you seek, Old School Square

always has something cool going on. Whether

it’s amazing shows at the Crest Theater or

classes at the Creative Arts School, it is the

epicenter of the arts. Stop into the Cornell

Museum and see “Fabricated”; which delves

into the world of artists who stitch, sew, cut

and glue textiles to create extraordinary

art. A happening joint you may not have

discovered yet is the Fieldhouse. Weekly

events include silent discos, plays and awesome

bands. The creative team at Old School

Square has put together an all-star lineup of

great entertainment all year round.

Think you know all the restaurants in

town, think again. With dozens on the Ave

and just as many popping up throughout

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the arteries and back streets there is sure

to be one you’ve yet to try. Banyan on the

corner of NE 2nd Ave and NE 2nd street

is brand new, and offers an exciting menu

and cool atmosphere. After you hit them all

you can always circle back to El Camino, a

city favorite with an impressive number of

tequilas and mescals and some of the best

Mexican food in the county,no wonder it’s

still always jumping.

Delray Beach makes shopping fun with

its non-chain stores and original designers.

Stroll the streets for unique purchases

you can’t find anywhere else, and head to

Pineapple Grove to meet with the designers

themselves. Start downtown and work your

way to the beach. You’ll have plenty of cafes

in between to fuel your fun day of browsing.

Delray Marketplace shopping center is several

miles west; there you will find a variety

of cool stores and delicious places to eat.

Dinner at Burt and Max’s is worth the short

drive alone. Check out Frank Theatres Cine

Bowl and Grille for a full day of fun.

So whether you flew in for a couple of

months or you live here year round and

drive a golf cart, get out and enjoy the

weather and all the fun things going on in

Delray Beach.

For a complete listing of what’s going on

in town go to VisitDelrayBeach.org

Burt and Max’s

Visit our Studio Home design store to see our collection

of unique accessories, furniture & lighting to compliment

your beautiful home.

1020 S. Federal Highway Suite 104

Delray Beach, FL 33483

561 865-7191 | leightondesign.com

special feature ║ old school square


February 3 – April 23, 2017


Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday,

1-4:30 p.m.; suggested $5 donation

From street art to galleries, contemporary fiber

art is recognized as a highly collectible visual art

with its own identities. Fabricated delves deep into

the world of artists who stitch, sew, cut, and glue

textiles to create extraordinary art. The exhibition

includes a variety of works, from exceptionally

large scale pieces to surprisingly tiny pieces, from

extremely detailed to the abstract. This show will

satisfy art lovers and non-museum goers alike!

February 3-5, 2017

Pump Boys and Dinettes

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2

p.m.; tickets $62/$52

The ‘Pump Boys’ sell high octane on Highway

57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the ‘Dinettes’,

Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp

diner next door. Together they fashion an evening

of country western songs that received

unanimous raves on and off-Broadway. “Both

musically and theatrically, a triumph of ensemble

playing. It doesn’t merely celebrate the value

of friendship and life’s simple pleasures, it embodies

them.” - The New York Times

February 7, 2017

Beginnings – A Chicago Tribute

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; tickets: $45/$35

In the fall of 2002, BEGINNINGS was born out

of the love and respect for the music of one of the

greatest American Rock bands of all time, CHI-

CAGO. Forged together by a group of professional

musicians, all veterans of the New York music

scene, BEGINNINGS is a labor of love based on

musicianship and professionalism.

February 13 & 14, 2017

Defying Gravity

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

Monday and Tuesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $67/$52

Debbie Gravitte, Jason Graae, Scott Coulter

and John Boswell celebrate the incredible

songbook of three-time, Academy Award

winning® composer and lyricist Stephen

Schwartz, singing songs from his hit Broadway

shows Pippin, Godspell, and Wicked, and

the animated films Pocahontas and The Hunchback

of Notre Dame.


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February 16, 2017

Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series:

Hilaree O’Neill

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

Thursday, 2 p.m.; tickets: $32 (balcony);

$67/$47 (main floor; includes post-lecture

reception & valet parking)

This professional ski mountaineer and athlete

for The North Face will share incredible stories!

She is the first woman to climb two 8,000m

peaks in 24 hours (Everest and Lhotse).

February 16, 2017

The Sounds of Soul

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

Thursday, 8 p.m; tickets $45/$35

Get ready to relive the hits of Motown and

beyond, as this exciting, high energy ensemble

of six seasoned performers unleashes superior

vocals and slick dance moves powered by pure

soul! Soak in the hits of The Temptations, The

Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston,

The Supremes, Lionel Richie, Tina Turner, Barry

White, and more.

February 17-19, 2017 – Xanadu

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2

p.m.; tickets $52/$42

This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, musical

adventure is about following your dreams despite

the limitations others set for you. Performed by

the Carbonell Award-Winning Slow Burn Theatre

Co., the original hit score was composed by poprock

legends Jeff Lynne and John Farrar.

February 24, 2017

Philip Fortenberry –

The Hands of Liberace

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

Friday, 8 p.m.; tickets $37/$27

As a versatile artist whose style encompasses

a wide range of musical genres, Philip Fortenberry

is a performer with an equally expansive

career. Philip was featured as the piano double

for Emmy and Golden Globe winner Michael

Douglas’ portrayal of Liberace in the HBO Films

biopic, Behind the Candelabra. He is currently

the Associate Conductor of Jersey Boys at Paris

Las Vegas and was the featured artist-in-residence

at the Liberace Museum, where he performed

his one-man show, Liberace and Me.

February 25, 2017

Catch A Rising Star Comedy

presents Julia Scotti

Crest Theatre at Old School Square

Saturday, 8 p.m.; tickets $47/$67

A top 10 finalist on America’s Got Talent, Scotti

is a renowned transgender entertainer. “Hilarious,

powerful, dynamic and real… like a comedy

chainsaw flying through the room!” Julia’s high

octane machine gun delivery, combined with her

hilarious groundbreaking and thought provoking

views on most everything have ignited a buzz

across the country.

FEB 17-26




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regulars ║ city people

City People


Parks And Recreation Wonder Woman

By Diane Feen


Photo by melissa korman

They always say if you want to get

something done ask a busy person.

Suzanne Fisher is pure proof of this theory.

Fisher, the Director of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation

has been leading this all-encompassing stretch of

parks and beyond with diplomacy and diligence since

she took the job three years ago.

It’s not her first rodeo.

She’s been leading the pack in outdoor ventures and the

cultural arts for the past 21 years. The title becomes her.

So much so that she’s held it in Camilla, Georgia, Jefferson,

Georgia, Palatka, Florida and lastly Albany, Georgia.

You could say that Fisher has been rehearsing for this

position since she left the womb. “I started playing tennis

when I was five-years-old. When I was 14 I was recruited

to teach tennis for the city of Seminole in Florida. After

that I worked and organized their summer camp.”

Though Fisher was the apple of her mentor’s eye (Linda

Kettell) she showed signs of athletic and competitive

prowess early on. She started playing tennis with her

father as a preschooler, but soon outpaced him on the

court when she was in the 5th grade.

It was in college that she cemented her future in the

parks and recreation field. She graduated from University

of Georgia Athens with a degree in Recreation and

Leisure Administration and received a Master’s Degree

in Public Administration from University of North Florida


That was only the perfunctory warm up for a career

that’s dotted with outstanding achievements ranging

from getting millions of dollars in state and federal grants

to overseeing 800 acres of land, 76 parks, nine gyms, a golf

course and two cemeteries. She was also in charge of an

aquatic facility, baseball stadium, six youth baseball facilities,

four boat ramps, a pistol range, amphitheater, Skate

Park, 10,000-seat Civic Center and 654 FEMA-vacant lots.

In Delray Beach, where she is an unsung hero, Fisher’s

claim to fame runs deep. “Susan is amazing. She’s community

oriented, intelligent, and has turned the Parks

and Recreation Department from ‘Oh, we can’t do that

program or event’ to ‘Let’s make that program-event

happen,’” said Recreation Superintendent Alberta Gaum.

You bet she does. Fisher is built for speed on her feet

and long range planning in her cerebral cortex. She often

has nine or ten meetings in one day and her phone bings

with texts and emails like a coin operated slot machine.

But that doesn’t bother the 42-year-old single mom

whose life is built on hard work and kid glove leadership.

“We love to see people enjoying themselves. We

provide events that help people explore leisure pursuits

and desires. We have 40 to 50 monthly programs that are

also cultural and educational in nature,” said Fisher who

whose small frame belies her King Kong like tenacity.

Fisher also has a team whose efforts build on this

Herculean outdoor empire. There are 95 full-time workers

and 90+ part-timers who make sure the city gets

its’ full due. You can see why. They run four community

centers, a teen center and skate park, 1.5 miles of beach,

two aquatic facilities, a tennis stadium, 38 clay and six

Hard-Tru tennis courts, a full golf course and executive

golf course, marina with 29 slips, one cemetery, two natural-environmental

preserves, 40 parks and 200+ greenspace

median right-of-way areas.

They also oversee and permit city sponsored events

like the Delray Beach Open, the Chris Evert Celebrity

Classic and the USTA junior qualifying events.

The hierarchy of employees that Fisher commands is

so vast that a chart is taped to her wall like that of a family

tree. There are eight division managers, 10 recreation

supervisors, crew leaders, recreation assistants and labor


But this “can do” woman keeps it all straight, even

though her office is as busy as that of a school principal.

“Suzanne encourages diverse groups to collaborate

on innovative ideas to improve our city’s parks. Even

though she’s managing a large team and under a lot of

pressure, she always finds a way to make herself available

with a smile. Her kind and witty personality makes

working with her a real pleasure,” said Mark Cassini, Co-

Founder of Community Greening.

Cassini is right. Fisher has an easy going demeanor

and genuinely wants everyone to be happy. When

asked why she chose this line of work she doesn’t skip

a beat, “I love interacting with people of all ages in a

community. Every day is fun. The meetings are differ-


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ent but the goal is always the same: ‘How do

we provide better services, programs and

help the community.’”

One way that Fisher has impacted the city

is by strengthening the Public Art Advisory

Board. “Susan has been largely responsible

for transforming our Board into a dynamic

force for action in developing the City’s

public art program. She is inventive and resourceful

in taking our ideas and shaping

them into do-able projects, then finding the

best way to make them happen. She does it

all with good will and a fun attitude,” said

Daniel Bellante, Chairman of Public Art Advisory

Board of Delray.

Bellante has a point. Good humor is a personality

trait that follows Fisher around like

a puppy. When difficulties beset her path, she

says nonchalantly, “Everything happens for the

best” and you know she means it.

When not working (which is rare) she can

be found spending time with her 15-year-old

daughter Morgan or enjoying the downtown

Delray street scene.

But one thing for sure, Fisher is always

working to make Delray a happy healthy place.

“If you are interested in something we don’t offer

let us know so we can accommodate those

program requests. In the meantime we hope

you’ll come out and enjoy the parks!”

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dining ║ restaurant review

Red Dragon Roll


The tradition of the great thai masters

By Diane Feen



Photos by melissa korman

food is normally graded on its ability to

tantalite our senses. And it usually does.

Jumbo Shrimp Yellow Curry

That’s why we eagerly await a trip to

House of Siam. This family owned and operated

restaurant, with the fairy tale twinkling

lights surrounding its outdoor seating, is

simply terrific.

It’s not only awe inspiring but a sorcerer

of delight. The sauces are homemade and the

ingrediants are artfully prepared to make

each dish a culinary symphony of flavors.

The menu is extensive and the daily specials

add a delightful twist to the norm.

Those familiar with this neighborhood

haunt know that House of Siam added a

Sushi bar to their Thai heritage. The good

news is that their fresh sushi is equally as

terrific as the Thai offerings.

One of our favorites is the Red Dragon Roll.

Made with Shrimp Tempura, avocado, tuna,

masago and asparagus it was topped with

Tempura flakes and Kimchee sauce. The fish

was extremely fresh and the texture of ingredients

made it burst with flavor.

One of the specials of the day was Sunomono

made with sliced conch rolled in cucumber

with shrimp, crabmeat and masago. This

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tasty dish was so refreshing and compelling

it was gone moments after the plate hit the

table. And for good reason. The cucumber

combined with seafood made it light and

tasty with a unique subtle enchantment.

That’s what makes House of Siam such

a special place. Laura Samuels knows this

all too well. The former psychologist, who

moved to Delray a few years ago, feels the

same way about House of Siam that you

would a favorite relative. She goes there as

often as possible and savors the delight of

the Speical Eggplant with Basil. Though I

often wonder why she doesn’t experiment

more often, the bouncy brunette seems to

favor the Eggplant.

“The Eggplant Basil is superb and the

sauce is delicate and tasty. The reason I eat

at House of Siam so often is because of the

quailty of their food and the delicate flavors

that tease and tantalize my tastebuds. I always

walk away after a meal there feeling

fully satisfied, happy and light,” said Samuels.

House of Siam serves comfort food for the

soul with flavors and ingredients that cry out

to be devoured on sight. The genius of creation

lies solely on its owners Pian and Patrick

who outdo themselves on a regular basis.

The fact that they grow their own herbs

fresh on the premises says a lot.

“The Thai food and sushi at House of Siam

is amazing. Everything on the menu is excellent!

The food is authentic with lots of fresh

herbs and spices and fresh seasonal vegetables.

It’s the Best Thai food I’ve ever had,”

said Jennifer.

Arthur Brown couldn’t agree more. “I have

been going to House of Siam for about 10

years. The service is great and the food is the

BEST. I highly recommend that your next dinner

experience be at the House of Siam.”

We don’t know if Arthur or Jennifer have

tasted the Pad Woonsen, but we’re sure they

would enjoy it. We did! Made with clear thin

noodles it was prepared with onion, scallions,

snow peas, carrots and stir fried with

egg and chicken. This noodle dish can be

prepared with chicken, beef, pork, Tofu or

shrimp. The mild peanut sauce added a welcome

zest of flavor.

There’s another entrée on the Thai menu

that always supersedes expectation - The

House Sizzler. Call it what you will, this savory

dish is always a winner no matter what day

or time you go to House of Siam. It comes sizzling

hot to your table as if it were a birthday

surprise. Made with diced cucumbers, onion,

red bell pepper and cashew nuts, its stir fried

over freshly cooked spinach. The Sizzler is

Special Sunomono

topped with a pungent peanut sauce and can

be prepared with Chicken, Beef, Pork or Tofu.

“I’m not usually a Tofu kind of guy but the

Tofu Sizzler was terrific. I thought the peanut

sauce and vegetables complimented the excellent

flavor of this Thai entrée. I’ve never

tasted anything like it before and I really enjoyed

it,” said Paul Ellenbogen.

Vegetarians are not only welcome at

House of Siam, but are revered there. Pian

and Patrick’s loyalty to those who eschew

meat, chicken and seafood can be seen by

the nature of the dishes made in the vegetarian


One of our favorite veggie appetizers are

the Fresh Rolls. Made with sliced cucumber,

carrots, rice noodles, lettuce and bean

sprouts, they’re wrapped in rice paper and

served with a tasty peanut ginger dipping

sauce. They also serve vegetarian Hand Rolls.

Vegan Sushi Combos, Vegetable Pad Thai and

Vegetable Soy Sauce Noodles (called Pad See

Eu) with broccoli and carrots in a tasty sauce.

Fresh Roll

If you have a craving for a spicy Sushi

challenge – one that will awaken your culinary

senses, try the Volcano Roll. Made with

Baked Seafood, Masago and spicy mayo it is

served on top of a California Roll.

House of Siam is also open for lunch and

serves specials (Monday to Friday from

11:30 to 2:30) that include special Bento

Boxes with sushi and sashimi, Teriyaki dishes,

Sushi Rolls and Vegan boxes.

A meal at House of Siam is tantamount to

a trip to Thailand in all its culinary glory. We

love the sauces, the combination of flavors,

the fresh veggies and the expertise that each

dish is inherently prepared with. That’s what

they’re known for and it’s the reason they’re

celebrating their 18th year in business.

We couldn’t be happier.


25 NE 2nd Avenue #116

Delray Beach



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dining ║ recipe

Chef james skarulis Photos by melissa korman Banyan restaurant & bar

189 ne 2nd avenue

delray beach, fl 33444

White salad with

lemon Vinaigrette



ingredients (makes 4 servings)


4 Endives

5 Button Mushrooms Sliced

1 Can or Jar of Marinated

Artichoke Hearts (drained)

1 Can of Hearts of Palm (drained)

Grilled Scallops or Shrimp

Parmesan cheese


Juice and Zest of two Lemons

2 Leaves of fresh Basil

1 Sprig of fresh Thyme

1/4 Cup White Wine Vinegar

1/2 Cup Olive Oil

In a food processor, blend herbs and lemon juice with zest.

Add vinegar and oil to emulsify. Slice the endives, mushrooms,

artichoke hearts, and hearts of palms. Toss, all ingredients

with dressing. Serve salad and place shrimp or scallops on top.

Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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dining ║ guide

We at Atlantic Ave Magazine try to keep our Dining Guide as accurate as possible

for our reader’s benefit, however this can sometimes be a difficult task. We may

omit some eateries and others may have moved or closed. If you are not listed in

this guide we apologize but please feel free to e-mail lisa@atlanticavemagazine.

com and we will get your details entered for the following month. By the same

token, if you see a listing that is no longer there then please e-mail lisa@

atlanticavemagazine.com and it will be removed for the following month. Your

help in keeping our Dining Guide up-to-date is very much appreciated.

delray BEACH


Atlantic Grille

1000 E Atlantic Ave, DB (In

the Seagate Hotel)


Banyan Restaurant & Bar

189 NE 2nd Ave

Pineapple Grove

DB, 561-563-8871

Boston’s on the Beach

40 S Ocean Blvd, DB



401 W Atlantic Ave, DB


Brule Bistro

200 NE 2nd Ave #109, DB


Bru’s Room

35 NE 2nd Ave, DB



6 S Ocean Blvd, DB


Burt & Max’s Bar & grill

Delray Marketplace

Atlantic & Lyons


Cut 432

432 E Atlantic Ave, DB



52 N Swinton Ave, DB


De La Tierra - Sundy House

106 S Swinton Ave, DB


Deck 84

840 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Doc’s All American

10 N Swinton Ave, DB


Donnie’s Place

60 NW 5th Ave, DB


Ellie’s 50’s Diner

2410 N Federal Hwy

DB, 561-276-1570

Fifth Avenue Grill

821 S Federal Hwy, DB


Gourmet Killer Dogs

4057 West Atlantic Ave, DB.


Grand Tavern

710 Linton Blvd, DB


Grangers Grill

802 SE 5th Ave, DB



16850 Jog Road

Between Linton Blvd &

Clintmore Rd

DB, 561 638 1949

HiWay Burger

12 SE 5th Ave, DB


Jimmy’s Bistro

9 S Swinton Avenue, DB


Johnnie Brown’s

301 E Atlantic Ave, DB



814 E Atlantic Ave, DB.


Longhorn Steakhouse

1562 S Federal Hwy, DB


Max’s Harvest

169 NW 2nd Ave, DB


Max’s Social House

116 NE 6 Ave, DB


Off the Ave

19 SE 5th Ave, DB



1300 Linton Blvd, DB


Park Tavern

32 SE 2nd St, DB



29 SE 2nd Ave DB



32 SE 2nd St, DB


Seacrest Grille

(Marriott Hotel)

10 N Ocean Blvd, DB


Shula Burger

Delray Marketplace

Atlantic & Lyons

DB, 561-404-1347

Smoke Inn BBQ

8 SE Atlantic Ave., DB


The Grove Restaurant

187 NE 2 Ave., DB


The Office

201 E Atlantic Ave, DB


The Original Brooklyn

Water Bagel

14451 S Military Trail, DB



4 E Atlantic Ave, DB



Buddha Sky Bar

217 E Atlantic Ave, DB


China Gardens

14402 S. Military Trail,

DB, 561-498-5226

House of Siam

25 NE 2nd Ave #116, DB


Lemongrass Bistro

420 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Ming’s Garden Chinese

271 NE 2nd Ave, DB


Yama Japanese Restaurant

200 NE 2nd Ave, DB


Ziree Thai & Sushi

401 W Atlantic Ave, DB



Apeiro Kitchen & Bar

14917 Lyons Rd.

Delray Marketplace


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Bistro 241

241 NE 2nd Ave, DB


Blue Anchor

804 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Boheme Bistro

1118 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Caffe Martier

411 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Carpe Diem

110 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Joseph’s Wine Bar

200 NE 2nd Ave, DB


La Cigale, A Taste of the


253 SE 5th Ave, DB


Olio Bistro

42 SE 2nd Ave, DB


Taverna Opa

Greek Cuisine

270 E Atlantic Ave, DB


The Greek Bistro

1832 S Federal Hwy

DB, 561-266-8976

Thirty Two East

32 E Atlantic Ave, DB



Ben & Jerry’s

1155 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Café Bleu

44 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Coffee District

325 NE 2nd Ave, DB


Couture Cakes

142 SE 6th Ave, DB


Full Of Crepe

632 E. Atlantic Ave

DB, 561-562-8090

Gizzi’s Coffee

2275 S Federal Hwy #380

DB, (561) 266-9797

Jellies at Seagate

1000 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Kilwin’s Chocolates &

Ice Cream

402 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Orange Leaf

Frozen Yogurt & Gelato

418 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Puro’s Cigar

777 E Atlantic Ave, DB



205 E Atlantic Ave, DB



502 E Atlantic Ave, DB


The Grind Cafe

Delray Marketplace

Atlantic & Lyons


Health Food

Ciao Sidewalk Café

1208 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Fit Food Express

302 NE 4th St, DB


Green Fields Organic Bistro

4900 Linton Blvd.

DB, 561 501-4169

Nature’s Way Café

20 W Atlantic Ave, DB


Nutrition Cottage

1815 S Federal Highway,

DB, 561-734-4626


Inside Purlife Fitness Center

45 NE 2nd Ave, DB


The New Vegan

528 NE 2nd St. DB



Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

115 NE 6th Ave, DB


Bambini’s Garden Pizzeria

14466 Military Trail, DB


Bella Amici Pizzeria

Delray Marketplace

Atlantic & Lyons


Cafe Gelato Panini

& Wine Bar

506 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Caffe Luna Rosa

34 S Ocean Blvd, DB


Carrabba’s Italian Grill

335 E Linton Blvd, DB


Cena Modern Italian

9 SE 7th Avenue, DB,


D’Angelo Pizza Tapas

16950 Jog Road, DB.


Il Bacio Restaurant

& Lounge

29 SE 2nd Ave, DB,


IL Contadino Ristorante

165 NE 2nd Ave,

Pineapple Grove, DB


Il Girasole

1911 S Federal Hwy, DB,


Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza

307 E. Atlantic Ave, DB,


Mellow Mushroom

25 SE 6th Ave, DB


Pizza Rustica

1155 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Rocky’s Italian Bistro

20 SE 5th Ave, DB



145 NE 4th Ave, DB



131 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Scuola Vecchia

522 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Terra Fiamma

Ristorante. Pizza. Bar

9169 W. Atlantic Ave.

Delray Marketplace


Tramonti Italian Ristorante

119 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Vic & Angelo’s

290 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Windy City Pizza

401 W. Atlantic Ave, DB


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Wood & Fire

5199 West Atlantic Ave

DB 561-332-2300


Bamboo Fire Café

149 NW 4th Ave, DB


Cabana El Ray

105 E Atlantic Ave, DB


CHE!!! Restaurant

900 E. Atlantic Ave,

On the Intracoastal

DB, 561-562-5111

Papa’s Tapas

259 NE 2nd Ave

Delray Beach, FL 33444

Phone: ( 561) 266-0599


Cabo Flats

Cantina & Tequila Bar

Delray Marketplace

Atlantic Ave & Lyons Rd.

DB 561-499-0378

El Camino

15 NE 2nd Ave, DB.


Hacienda Mexican

Restaurant & Bar, 14820 S

Military Trail, DB.


Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar

110 E. Atlantic Ave, DB


Senor Burrito

142 SE 6th Ave #E, DB



3rd & 3rd

301 NE 3rd Ave, DB,


Blue Anchor British Pub &


804 E. Atlantic Ave, DB.


Bull Bar Inc

2 E Atlantic Ave, DB



16 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Hurricane Bar & Lounge

640 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Kevro Studio & Art Bar

166 SE 2nd Ave, DB


N2 Winebar

104 NE 2nd Ave

The Hyatt Place


O’Connors Irish Pub

210 NE 2nd Ave, DB


Pepe’s Hideaway

1045 E Atlantic Ave, Db



40 S Ocean Blvd, DB


Tim Finnegans Irish Pub

2885 S. Federal Hwy, DB

561- 330-3153


50 Ocean

50 S Ocean Blvd, Delray

Beach, FL 33483

(561) 278-3364

City Oyster

213 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Dee Dee’s Conch & Rib

540 W Atlantic Ave, DB


J & J Seafood Bar & Grill

634 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Mussel Beach

501 E Atlantic Ave DB


Racks Fish House

5 SE 2nd Ave, DB,


The Fisherman’s Grill

5199 W. Atlantic Ave, DB



Bagel’s With Deli

1732 S Federal Hwy, DB


Big Al’s Steaks

450 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Brighton Beach Bagel &


14587 S. Military trail

DB, 561-270-3771


450 W Atlantic Ave, DB


Christina’s Restaurant

263 NE 2nd Ave, DB


Conte’s Italian Deli &

Gourmet Market

311 NE 2nd Ave, DB,


Cornell Café Morikami


4000 Morikami Park Rd, DB


Domino’s Pizza

142 SE 6th Ave, DB


Dunkin Donut’s

37 W Atlantic Ave, DB


Famous Market Deli

6570 W Atlantic Ave, DB


Jersey Mikes Subs

455C NE 5th Ave, DB


Jimmy John’s

Gourmet Sandwiches

1911 S. Federal Hwy

DB, 561-243-1100

Nemo’s Fish & Chicken

943 W Atlantic Ave, DB


Off the Ave

19 SE 5th Ave, DB


Sandwiches by the Sea

1214 E Atlantic Ave, DB



301 W Atlantic Ave, DB


Tea-Licious Tearoom

4997 B, W Atalantic Ave,

DB. 561-638-5155

The Café In Paradise

140 NE 2nd Ave, DB


Tony’s Deli

Breakfast, Lunch, Hero’s

301 W. Atlantic Ave

DB, 561-276-1749

Boca raton


13 American Table

451 Palmetto Park Road,

Boca 561-409-2061

Abe&Louis Glades Plaza

2300 W. Glades Road, Boca


The Addison

2 E. Camino Real, Boca


Boca Wings & Ribs

2257 North Fed. Highway

Boca 561 391-9110

Boca Muse

7136 Beracasa Way, Boca


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dining ║ guide

Boca Pita Express

7158 Beracasa Way

Boca 561-750-0088

Bogart’s Bar & Grille

3200 Airport Road

Boca 561-544-3044

Boston Market

7020 Beracasa Way,

Boca 561-392-2795

Bogart’s Bar &Grille

Muvico Palace 20

3200 Airport Road

Boca 561-544-3044

Brewzzi Glades Plaza

2222 Glades Rd. Boca

561-392-BREW (2739)

Cheesecake Factory

5530 Glades Road.

Boca 561-393-0344

Cottonwood Café

90 Royal Palm Place, Boca


Chops Lobster Bar

101 Plaza Real. Boca


Duffy’s Sports Grill

21212 St Andrews Blvd.

Boca 561-869-0552

Grand Lux Café

Town Ctr Mall, 6000 Glades

Road, Boca



1900 N.W. Executive Ctr

Circle. Boca

561-998- 0550.

J. Alexander’s

1400 Glades Road. Boca


Kathy’s Gazebo Café

4199 N. Fed. Highway. Boca


Kee Grill

17940 N.Military Trail. Boca


Madison’s New York Grill

2006 NW Executive Center

Circle. Boca 561-994-0808


Neiman Marcus at Town

Ctr-5860 Glades Rd. Boca


Max’s Grille

Mizner Park-404 Plaza Real

Boca 561-368-0080

Miller’s Ale House

1200 Yamato Road.

Boca 561-998-9142

Mississippi Sweets BBQ

2399 N Federal Hwy.

Boca 561-394-6779

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Shops at Boca-5050 Town

Ctr Circle Boca


New York Prime

2350 N.W. Executive Ctr

Drive. Boca


Oceans 18

5801 NW 2nd Av Boca


Pavilion Grille

301 Yamato Road, Boca


Pinon Grille,

6000 Glades Road.

Boca 561-391-7770

Polo’s Restaurant

5030 Champion Blvd., Boca;


Rack’s Downtown Eatery

402 Plaza Real.

Boca 561-395-1662

Rebel House

297 E Palmetto Park Road.

Boca 561-353-5888

Ruby Tuesday

409 Plaza Real.

Boca 561-392-5705

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

225 N.E.Mizner Blvd., Boca,


Seasons 52

2300 N.W.Executive Ctr,


Six Tables

112 N.E. 2cnd St., Boca


Sweet Tomatoes

7110 Beracasa Way,


The Capital Grille

6000 Glades Road,

Boca 561-368-1077

The Grille on Congress

5101 Congress Av. Boca


Yogurt Rendezvous*

*(ORB Kosher) 7150

Beracasa Way,



Bluefin Sushi Thai Grill

861 Yamato Rd. Boca


Boon’s Asian Bistro

19605 SR7.

Boca 561-883-0202

Cay Da Vietnamese

7400 N. Fed. Highway.,

Boca, 561-998-0278

Fah Asian Bistro

Boca Valley Shopping Plaza

-7461 N.Fed Hwy. Boca-


5 Spice Asian Market

Shoppes at Blue Lake 1200

Yamato Rd. 561-989-1688


3011 Yamato Road.

Boca 561-999-1263

Kapow Noodle Bar

431 Plaza Real.

Boca 561-347-7311

La Tre

249 E.Palmetto Park Rd.


Lemongrass Asian Bistro

101 Plaza Real South.

Boca 561-544-8181

P.F Chang’s

1400 Glades Rd. Boca


Pei Wei Asian Diner

7152-B Beracasa Way,


Stir Crazy Café

Town Ctr-6000 Glades Rd.,

Boca 561-338-7500

Sushi Masa & Thai

2240 NW 19th Street.

Boca 561-347-0008

Sushi Ray

Shops at Boca Ctr-5250,

Town Ctr Circle.Boca


Sushi Thai

100 NE 2cnd St., Boca 561-


Sushi Yama

7055-33 W Palmetto Park

Road. Boca 561- 362-6416

Tempura House

The Reserve-9858 Clint

Moore Road. Building


Uncle Tai’s

Shops at Boca Ctr-5250

Town Ctr Circle. -Boca


Yokohama Sushi

60 N Fed. Hwy, Boca.



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dining ║ guide

Yokohama Sushi

9168 Glades Rd. Boca



Bakery of France

625 NE Spanish River Blvd.,

Boca 561-361-4490

Bistro Provence

2399 N.Fed. Highway.Boca-


Brio Tuscan Grille

5050 Town Center Circle.

Boca 561-392-0344

Casa D’Angelo

171 E Palmetto Park Rd.

Boca. 561-996-1234

Cote France Café

100K Plaza Real South,

Boca. 561-955-6021

Casimir French Bistro

416 Via De Palmas #81,

Royal Palm Place, Boca,


Josef’s Table

5030 Champion Blvd.

Boca 561-353-2700


5024 N. Fed Hwy.


Georgetown Plaza,


Le Rivage

450 N.E.20th St.


Macaroni Grill

2004 Executive Ctr Drive.

Boca 561-997-5492

Mario’s Osteria

1400 Glades Road.

Boca 561-239-7000

Milos Taverna

1600 N Fed. Hwy, Boca.



233 S Federal Hwy.

Boca 561-392-0773

Meatball Room

3011 Yamato Road.

Boca 561-409-4111

Taverna Kyma

6298 N. Fed. Hywy.

Boca 33487


Villa Rosana

9858 Clint Moore Road.

Boca 561-470-0112


Arturo’s Ristorante

6750 N.Fed Hwy.

Boca-561-997- 7373

Carraba’s Italian Grill

6909 S.W.18th Street, Boca-



5751 N.Fed. Highway. Boca.


La Luna Italian Bistro

The Polo Shoppes-5030

Champion Blvd. Boca


La Villeta

4351 N. Fed. Highway Boca-



21090 St. Andrew’s Blvd.

Boca, 561-361-8244

Nino’s Italian Restaurant

7120 Beracasa Way,


Peace a Pizza

Shoppes at Blue Lake-1200,

Yamato Rd. Boca

561-998-Best (2378)

Pellegrino’s Ristorante

3360 N Federal Highway,

Boca Plaza, Boca Fl. 33431


Renzo’s of Boca

5999 N. Fed. Highway.


Ristorante Sapori

Royal Palm Place-301 Via De

Palmas., Boca 561-367-9779

Trattoria Romana

499 E. Palmetto Park Rd.



Renaissance Hotel 2000 NW

19st, Boca.



Caribbean Grill

1332 NW Boca Raton Blvd

Boca 561-362-0161

Cuban Café

3350 N.W.Boca Blvd. Boca



Senor Burrito

513 N.E 20th Street Boca


La Rosa Nautica

515 NE 20th St. Boca,


Rocco’s Tacos

5250 Town Center Circle.

Boca 561-416-2131

Uncle Julio’s

449 Plaza Real.

Boca 561-300-3530


Bonefish Grill

21065 Powerline Road.

Boca 561-483-4949

City Fish Market

7940 Glades Road.

Boca 561-487-1600


351 Plaza Real.

Boca 561-391-0755


Ben’s Deli Kosher

The Reserve-9942 Clint

Moore Rd. Boca


Boca Beach House

887 E Palmetto Park Road.

Boca 561-826-8850

Deli on Rye

4311 N. Federlal Hwy., Boca



6020 N Federal Hwy.

8177 Glades Road Boca


Oasis Cafe

Renaissance Hotel Boca

2000 NW 19st, Boca


Saquella Caffe

82 Royal Palm Place-410 Via

De Palmas, Boca.



3013 Yamato Road.

Boca 561-997-9911

Toojay’s Gourmet Deli

Polo Shoppes-5030

Champion Blvd.


Rustic Cellar

Royal Palm Place-

409 S.E.Mizner Blvd.





City Place

550 S. Rosemary Ave.

WPB 561-249-2749


Meals On The Move, Inc.

561-488-9665 www.



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MISC ║ pet spotlight

pet pix

Here is our newest Delray resident.....Jilly!

Rylee’s big boy “Rebel”


Sissy catching up on Ave news!

DiDi of Delray Beach and her

best new gift


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MISC ║ ask the petxpert

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The questions surrounding vaccination

programs for our pets and

even ourselves and our children

have become center stage lately. The

debate has certainly created and is perpetuating

much controversy as we begin

to look into the safety and efficacy

of these products. The pharmaceutical

industry wants us to believe that we

must vaccinate to prevent disease, but

is that true?

Our pets in most areas are only required

to have protection against one

disease and that is rabies. This is because

of possible transmission to humans

through a bite. It should be noted

that the United States has been certified

rabies free since 2004 by the Center for

Disease Control.

The theory behind vaccination is that

we identify a potential disease causing

a pathogen and expose the body to a

safe form of that pathogen to build an

immune response which subsequently

allows the body to have a defense

against that disease. Unfortunately, this

theory is flawed in many ways as has

been demonstrated in the human population

with recent outbreaks of measles,

mumps, and other conditions in vaccine

compliant groups. Ultimately, the

best protection for disease control is a

strong healthy immune system.

The decision as to whether to vaccinate

or not needs to be based on several

factors. The first is the risk to your pet.

What disease conditions are they going

to be exposed to and how dangerous

can this condition be? If the likelihood

of exposure is minimal as in a house cat

or dog, then we must look to physiological

factors such as the age of the pet,

whether the disease only affects only

certain age such as puppies and kittens,

is it only seasonal like the flu, or is it

self-limiting like kennel cough.

It is obvious that the pharmaceutical,

medical and veterinary industries have

a huge profit motivation in the sale of

vaccines. We must look beyond their

advice that we NEED these vaccines

and weigh the benefits and the risks

involved in vaccination. Are vaccines

safe? Do we know how they were tested

and if they are truly effective? Do they

really prevent us getting a particular

condition or would the likelihood be

minimal anyway? What are the ingredients

in them and are we comfortable

injecting them into the body? We know

These pets are available for adoption

that most contain toxic heavy metals

and chemicals such as Mercury and Aluminum

that are banned from disposal

in our environment. Are they necessary

and what is the risk to our health having

these in the body?

Another concern are the potential

adverse events or side-effects that can

occur. In humans, we can articulate how

we feel, whether there is pain, tingling,

head and muscle aches or other issues.

Unfortunately, our pets cannot express

these adverse events.

We look to our medical professions

to give us the right advice but we ultimately

must make the right decisions

ourselves. Ask the right questions, do

our own research, and use that knowledge

to make the right choices. Vaccination

is neither a natural process nor

guaranteed safe or effective. We must

approach this procedure with caution.

Bill Piechocki, nutritionist and Dr. Diane Sudduth,

DVM are partners in Fiesta Pet Deli in Pompano

Beach, FL, and co-hosts of the PetHealthCafe.com

radio show. Our 40 years in the animal field has

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8 Foods You Should

AVOId On A First Date

By Erin Weaver


First dates can be daunting enough without worrying about smelly

breath, staining your shirt, or showing poor table manners. If you

want to enjoy dinner or lunch with your possible suitor but avoid any

embarrassing mishaps, there are certain foods you should sidestep.

You might not guarantee yourself a second date by avoiding these

dishes but you’ll certainly heighten your chances of dating success!


There’s nothing more

off-putting than watching

someone slurping up

lengths of sloppy pasta.

Avoid the mess and fuss

of spaghetti and go for something

neater like gnocchi or penne

if you’re eating Italian.


A hamburger can really

hit the spot on certain occasions,

but a first date

probably isn’t the time for

food you’ve got to eat with

your hands. Greasy fingers,

huge bites, and food smeared around your mouth

isn’t a good look.


The old advice remains

true: Steer clear of garlic

when you’re seeing

someone new! The smell

lingers on your breath and

makes kissing a less appealing

option. If you eat too much of it, you’ll even

start to have garlicky body odor - ew!


If you’re a seasoned

spicy food eater then

you might get away with

this one, but it’s best to

avoid any food that might

upset your stomach or make

you sweat. Watery eyes and a gurgling

belly won’t attract anyone.

Your Date’s Choice

Even if it appeals to

you, try not to order the

same thing as your date.

You’ll look like a copycat

and anyway, what’s more

fun than trying each other’s

dishes and seeing how they compare?


Ordering soup is a

recipe for disaster - it

looks old-fashioned, you

have to slurp it, and it’ll

probably drip into your

lap if you’re not careful. Save

soup for dinner with your family

and choose something more adventurous with

your date.

The Cheapest Option

If your budget is tight

then try a free date like

going for a walk or to an

exhibition. You might

give the wrong impression

by ordering the cheapest

dish and tap water, so try to

free up a little cash or choose another venue for

your date.

Blue Cheese

Many people don’t like

blue cheese because of

the strong smell and the

fact that it is, well, moldy

cheese. Even if you’re a

fan, avoid this stinky option

when you’re out with someone

new and go for brie or goat’s cheese instead.

Going for lunch or dinner can be the perfect

first date but only if you avoid mess, spills, and

bad smells. Stay away from these dangerous

date foods to ensure a kiss at the end of the night

and a second date in your diary!

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Drive-Thru Cuisine

By Rick Dickert


Decades after the drive-in movie theater’s popularity has waned, the

drive-thru restaurant window remains a fixture of modern suburbia.

Even if we choose to enjoy our greasy burgers

and fries on plastic molded chairs in the dining

area of our favorite fast food establishment, the

drive-thru window may be useful. When we’re

feeling especially peckish, we can go through the

drive-thru lane and grab a snack to tide us over

till we’re parked.

While the drive-in movie is nearly a thing of

the past, its remarkably low fidelity speaker

system is still alive and well and is used to order

meals as we look at professionally photographed

food items, airbrushed to perfection to stimulate

our taste buds. Clearly none of that advertising

money went into the speaker system though, because

a simple inquiry such as “Hold the vanilla?”

can all too easily become “No salmonella?”

After placing an order, the driver’s told the

price and instructed to pull ahead to the pickup

window. This is not the time for him to become

a correct change hero or search the glove compartment

for napkins from a previous visit. He

should simply drive up to the window with an

eye for any vehicles in front of him, because it’s

tricky to pass burgers and fries around the car

once the airbags have been deployed.

If you’re extremely famished, the drive-thru

offers you the opportunity to buy several orders

for your own consumption under the

premise that it’s for more than one person.

As you’re being handed several food items,

you could say out loud “One for Betty, one for

Gordo and one for me” to disguise the fact that

you’re the only customer involved with that

order. If you want to make it more believable,

you could try to get different combinations of

condiments to further the illusion that there’s

more than one palette to satisfy.

If you’re craving a more exotic item on the

menu, such as a veal sandwich or broiled chicken

breast, you may not want to order it from the

drive-thru. If it’s not a hot seller then chances are

they don’t have one on standby under the heat

lamp and they’ll have to make it from scratch.

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In this case, you’ll probably be asked to pay for

the meal and park nearby to wait for that item

to be delivered to your car. If you were ordering

Italian food from a motor home at this point, the

experience would be remarkably like receiving

delivery from a pizza place.

Some people pick up drive-thru in the hopes

of saving time. This can work, but the driver

should not be dining while he’s driving. Even

if he somehow managed to ingest a meal while

operating a motor vehicle with no danger to anyone,

there still could be the stigma of being spotted

waiting at a red light with his knees on the

steering wheel in the two and ten o’clock positions,

holding a jumbo soft drink with a pound of

ice in one hand and navigating steaming mounds

of chili fries to his mouth with the other. You just

don’t see that sort of posturing in the TV commercials

for European sports cars.

Sometimes you get as far as the next county

before realizing that they didn’t actually “hold the

mayo.” If you were trying to save time, you probably

wouldn’t backtrack to set your order straight.

However since the proliferation of mobile phones,

you could have the option of calling the restaurant

to voice your displeasure, but the fast food joint’s

caught onto this. This is why their phone number

probably isn’t printed on the receipt.

If you’re a hungry pedestrian late at night,

you may have stopped by a fast food joint only

to find that the restaurant dining room is closed

but the drive-thru is open. In this case, you probably

have to be quite hungry to stand in line between

a vintage Gremlin and a Hummer, walking

a car length at a time until it’s your turn to stand

beside the window and take possession of your

after hours sustenance.

There is a phenomenon from the drive-in

movie era which hasn’t survived the decades.

That is the employment of servers on roller

skates to take orders and serve food while

rock’n’roll plays on the outdoor speakers of a

drive-in restaurant. While we may long for the

nostalgia a similar mode of operation would

bring today, we should keep in mind the culture

of today. Rather than a charming kid on roller

skates serving food to classic rock’n’roll, we’d

be more likely to be subjected to an individual

leaping our hood on a skateboard as a rapper’s

bass drum stirred our coffee by vibration alone.

Instead of a classic poodle skirt, the server

would be more likely to wear low riding designer

jeans and high riding jockey under shorts.

This brings us back to one of the attractions of

the drive-thru lane, and that is once you have

your food you can make a quick getaway.

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Leisure ║ brain teasers



1 Reimbursed

5 Free

8 US dam

12 Project

13 Guido’s note (2 words)

14 Outer portion of Earth

15 Sleep (pref.)

16 Albania (abbr.)

17 Design

18 Arabian domain

20 Shore

21 Tumor (suf.)

22 Three (pref.)

23 Irish foot soldier

26 Block

27 Celsius (abbr.)

30 Shoe size

31 Fr. meat dish

33 Have (Scot.)

34 Plus

35 Indo-Chin. people

36 Voltaire play

38 Computer chip

39 Ounces (abbr.)

40 Wampum

43 Due

47 Gamin

48 Article (Fr.)

49 White-flECked

50 Eg. skink

51 Mother of Hezekia

52 N. CAUCASIAN language

53 Freedman in Kentish lAW

54 Low (Fr.)

55 Bare



will be printed next month.

1 Long

2 “Cantique de Noel”


3 YesterdAY (ltal.)

4 Silk substitute

5 “Giant” ranch

6 He (Lat.)

7 Flounder

8 WillOW

9 Love of RadAMES

10 This one (Lat.)

11 King of Israel

19 Amer. Sign LangUAge


20 Swim (2 words)

22 Hat

23 “The Jungle Book” python

24 Belonging to (suf.)

25 Energy unit

26 Palestine Liberation

Organ. (abbr.)

27 Greek letter

28 Fruiting spike

29 Civil War commander

32 Air-to-air missile (abbr.)

37 Wild ginger

38 Polishing material

39 Watering hole

40 Hall (Ger.)

41 Mother of Brunhilde

42 Walk through

43 Paraaminobenzoic acid

44 Foreshadow

45 Hole

46 Noun-forming (suf.)

48 Science class


FROM last month


Fill in the grid so that every row, column and 3x3 box

contains the numbERS 1 through 9.


enigma cryptograms are created

FROM quotations and proverbs

FROM around the world. EACH

letter stands for another letter.

hint: “H” = “U”

ANSWER TO sudoko

will be printed

next month.





ANSWER TO sudoko


ENIgma solution

will be printed next month.

ENIgma solution


“The drying up a single tear has more of

honest fame than shedding seas of gore.”

- Lord Byron

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