Atlantic Ave Magazine - April 2017


APRIL 2017

City People



GOTTA hear



at the Crest Theatre

concert review


Enchants South Florida


PET spotlight

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Delray Beach Open

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Excellence In Education

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Summer Fun

6 From the Editor

96 City People - Melanie Johanson

8 In The News

22 Under The Spotlight

26 Delray Under $50

28 Happenings




30 On The Ave

34 In The Pineapple Grove

Arts District

► entertainment

38 Gotta Know

40 Gotta See

42 Gotta Hear

44 Gotta Read

46 Deby Eisenberg

48 Concert Review: Sting

50 Concert Review: Ronnie Spector

52 Pain Relief - Carpal Tunnel

Syndrome: A Helping Hand to

Overcome the Pain

54 Dermatology - Tighten Your

Turkey Neck

56 Your Dental Health - Smile, It’s

Good For You!

58 Body Beautiful - The Buddy System

62 Tommy Dott Coaching

64 The Goldsmith Shop

74 FeelThe.Love - Joni Vincent

76 Changing Faces Makeup

80 Beachcomber Art

86 Sunshine Golf Car

88 Delray Beach Chamber of


90 Delray Beach Marketing


92 Old School Square

health & beauty

Special features


94 Jonathan Marchessault

98 What RU Wearing ®

112 Restaurant Review -

The Sundy House

114 Recipe - Bacon Bourbon Halibut

115 Guide

122 Pet Spotlight

123 PetXpert

124 Humor





126 Leisure - Crossword Puzzle,

Sudoko and Enigma


David Mizen


Yvette Roulette

Contributing Editors

Diane Feen, Skip Sheffield,

Nicol Jenkins

Art Director

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from the editor

Hello April :)

The Ave has been busy these past few months! The

weather has been perfect for strolling, outdoor dining,

and happy hour. But now it’s April... Snowbirds go home

and Spring Breakers go back to school.

2017 is the 55th year of The Delray Affair! This is the largest

arts and crafts festival in the South East United States and is

meticulously organized by our incredible Greater Delray Chamber

of Commerce. The event spans 12 blocks from SE 2nd street

to the Intracoastal from April 7-9. For more information visit

Speaking of art...we would like to introduce Melanie Johanson

- the Curator of the Cornell Museum. She has an eye for art and

inspires creativity that is clearly visible by the exhibits she organizes.

Stop by the Museum and see for yourself! Read about

Melanie in our City Person feature.

Have you been considering expanding your family by four

furry feet? Adoption is a great option! Check out our Pet Spotlight

and see some amazing cats and dogs in need of a home.

The Tri County Humane Society

has many pets ready to be your

best friend. Remember to send

us a photo of your new baby!

One of Delray’s best places

to eat, stay, and play is the

Sundy House! Join Diane Feen as

she describes the delectable dishes

she sampled in our Restaurant Review

feature. Sundy House is not just a restaurant

- it is also a boutique hotel chock

full of Delray history. It is also a beautiful

event space, and has one of the best

brunches ever! Sunday Fun Day can be

“Sundy” Fun Day!

Every month we feature a recipe

from one of our local restaurants. They

graciously share a dish that is easy to

replicate in the comfort of your kitchen.

We invite you to send us a photo of your

version of a recipe we have published and

let us know how you did! This month we

have Bacon Bourbon Halibut from Mussel

Beach - YUM!!!

See you at the Delray Affair!

Yvette roulette, editor


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Delray Beach Police

Department - 14th Annual

Awards Banquet

The Delray Beach Police Department

is comprised of 156 sworn officers and

60 civilian support staff. These men and

women are dedicated to their profession

and their community. This year the police

department is recognizing four of their

members who have crossed a significant

milestone in their career. That milestone

is the achievement of more than 20 years

of dedicated service to their community.

In addition, they will recognize the Police

Officer and Employee of the Year for 2016.

The Fourteenth Annual Employee Awards

Dinner is scheduled for April 28, 2017, at

the Delray Beach Marriott. This special

evening will include dinner, entertainment,

and award presentations.

All donations are by check made out to

Delray Citizens for Delray Police and sent

to the police station.

For more information and to learn

about sponsorship OR advertising in the

program book for this event please contact

Chuck Halberg – chalberg@bellsouth.

net or call 561-809-1266.

help them along in achieving their goals.

Knowing that there are almost 80,000

people in Palm Beach County with special

needs and over 150,000 visitors to Miller

Park in Delray Beach each year, the vision

for the grant became obvious: an unrestricted,

boundless, and inclusive playground

and garden area to be built adjacent

to The Miracle League Field. The new

playground will include a shaded space

with wide pathways, level play areas, seating,

and green space with accessibility for

wheelchairs and other adaptive equipment.

Most importantly, it will be an allinclusive

area allowing participation, providing

perspective, and reducing prejudice

for those with differing needs.

Delray Beach Home Tour

Raises A Record $125,000

For The Achievement Centers

For Children And Families

“Impact 100 Men’s Grant


The first Impact 100 Men’s grant of

$50,000 went to the Miracle League of

Delray Beach. It was felt the money would

make the biggest impact with a program

that would affect the most amount of children,

along with the passion that the founders

of the Miracle League, Julia and Jeff

Kadel show at every game and the energy

and love they show for the children. The

other two finalists The Milagro Center and

Junior Achievement South Florida received

a grant of $3,000 each which will hopefully

Nearly 800 guests enjoyed the 16th annual

Delray Beach Home Tour hosted by

the Achievement Centers for Children &

Families Foundation on March 9th. Ten

beautiful homes and over 130 volunteers

raised a record $125,000 for the agency’s

programs and services providing early

education and child care to low-income

children and families in Delray Beach.

The Home Tour began in 2002 and

has become a widely popular event attracting

people from South Florida and

beyond. The 2017 event was held in the

North beach area of Delray and showcased

homes with a variety of design styles.

Everything from old Florida cottages to

stunning oceanfront estates, the homes

catered to everyone’s tastes and interests.

Unique Trolley Service transported guests

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April 2017 |

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of unique accessories, furniture & lighting to compliment

your beautiful home.

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The Miracle League

Lisa and David Mizen

On February 25, 2017, The Miracle

League of Palm Beach County celebrated

their 2nd Annual Dinner on the Diamond

event. The Miracle League of Palm Beach

County provides opportunities for all children

to play baseball regardless of their

ability. Although The Miracle League of

Palm Beach County is recognized by its athletic

name, baseball is primarily a vehicle to

encourage kindness, compassion, creativity,

and generosity in the community. Completely

volunteer organized and implemented,

the Dinner on the Diamond incorporates a

catered dinner, live entertainment, and an

auction to raise money to keep the league

fee-free and to support special projects and

improvements. Last year, the funds raised

were allocated toward the purchase and installation

of outdoor lighting at the Miracle

League Field at Robert J. Miller Park in Delray

Beach. This year, Julia Kadel, Founder

and Director, flipped the switch on these

Founders of The Miracle

League Jeff and Julia Kadel

very lights to illuminate the stadium and

the event’s next project. Boundless Dreams

calls for the construction of an all-inclusive

and unrestricted playground adjacent to the

field so that children of all abilities can experience

the joy of play together. The featured

keynote speaker was Robin Jennings, a former

Major League Baseball player, father of

a special needs daughter, and volunteer at

the Salt Lake City, Utah Miracle League. He

shared his personal journey and connected

with everyone in attendance. Billy the Marlin

got everyone dancing to the music of the

John Greco Band and later to the tunes the

Royal DJs were spinning. “We are so grateful

for the support of Robin, auctioneer Jay

Zeager, our sponsors, players, families, and

volunteers who make miracles happen in

our community,” Kadel said. If you would

like to help turn Boundless Dreams into a

reality, please visit

to the homes and to the catered waterfront

luncheon that was provided by Carefree Catering.

The event also offered a silent auction

featuring one-of-a-kind artworks by

local artists, exquisite jewelry and luxurious

spa services. To learn more visit www.

Delray Elks Help Support

Prep & Sports

Tavarius Jackson and Jamael Stewart

give a heartfelt speech to the members of

Delray Beach Elks Lodge for their generous

donation of $2500.

In 2005, Tavarius Jackson (TJ), Atlantic

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High School football coach,

organized a non-profit called

Prep & Sports Inc. Prep &

Sports is dedicated to changing

lives of our under-resourced

youth. “By providing

academic guidance and athletic

performance training, our

youth can chase their dreams

of obtaining a college degree.”

Movers for Moms ®

10th Year!


locations across the country and

internationally are collecting

donations for local women’s and

family shelters for delivery on

Mother’s Day.

The purpose of the program

is to recognize moms living in

shelters this Mother’s Day by

arranging delivery of small

gifts for women who are victims

of domestic abuse or


The donations we encourage

include any and all comfort

items such as: nice soaps, hair

styling products, shampoos and

conditioners, pillows, blankets,

slippers, robes, etc. In most cases,

shelters will provide a list of

specific needs.

Partnering organizations can

begin collecting at any time,

but the collection typically runs

from late March through the Friday

before Mother’s Day.


will pick up and deliver the

collected items to partnering

women’s shelters on or before

Mother’s Day on Sunday, May

14, 2017.

Movers for Moms® has collected

more than 285,000 essential

items which have been

distributed to hundreds of shelters

for Mother’s Day.

The 2017 national goal is to

exceed 350,000 items for mothers

in need!

For more information check

us out on Facebook,

follow us on Twitter @Movers-

ForMoms, or visit


Movement To Help

End Parkinson

Disease Comes To

South Florida To

Raise Critical Funds

& Awareness

Join hundreds of local participants

who will walk this year to

raise critical funds and awareness

of Parkinson’s disease to

support the American Parkinson

Disease Association (APDA).

The 2017 Optimism Walk South

Florida is part of a nationwide

movement to mobilize and inspire

people to step up and help

put an end to Parkinson’s disease.

The Optimism Walk takes

place on Saturday, April 29, 2017

at Tradewinds Park, Coconut

Creek, Florida (3600 W. Sample

Road) The event offers a modest

walk (1-3miles), fun activities,

and a live DJ to add to the festivities.

It’s a great opportunity for

friends, families, and individuals

coping with Parkinson’s to take

their passion and concern and

turn it into a positive experience

aimed to help end the devastation

of Parkinson’s disease.

Register today at


Goodwill’s 6th Annual

Golf Tournament


Tournament Friday, April 21

at Ironhorse Country Club

On Friday, April 21, golfers

will gather at Ironhorse Country

Club in West Palm Beach for

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Gulfstream Goodwill Industries’ 6th Annual

Golf Tournament, presented by Max Davis

Associates, Inc.

This event, chaired by Amy and Bruce

Testa, is the non-profit organization’s premier

fundraising event of the year. Funds

raised benefit Gulfstream Goodwill’s more

than two dozen health, human and social

services programs.

Event participants will receive breakfast,

18 holes of championship golf, beverages

on the course, lunch, a gift bag and a Greg

Norman dry-fit shirt. Participants will also

have a chance to win prizes and bid on silent

auction items. Registration begins at 7 a.m.

The tournament begins with a shotgun start

at 8:30 a.m., and the lunch and awards ceremony

take place at 1 p.m.

To sponsor the tournament or enter a foursome,


golf or contact Gulfstream Goodwill’s Event

Manager Julie Katzenberg at (561) 848-

7200, ext. 3248.

Chiera Family Foundation –

24th Annual Event

The Chiera Family Foundations mission

is to enhance the lives of kids and young

adults who are battling cancer.

To support this mission, they are holding

their 24th Annual Dinner/Auction on April

30, 2017 at Broken Sound Country Club,

Boca Raton, Fl. The golf tournament will be

the next day, May 1st at The Old Course at

Broken Sound.

100% of the proceeds will be used to: -

• Send kids battling cancer to Camp Boggy

Creek in Central Florida

• Teach kids battling cancer about the

game of golf as well as learning many of life’s

important lessons. This is done in conjunction

with The First Tee of Broward County.

• Provide college scholarships to young

adults who have beaton or continue to battle


For more information on how to donate

or sponsor this event visit

Delray Elks and Delray

Kiwanis Support Atlantic

High Key Club

The mission as a Key Club is to provide its

members with opportunities to serve and

volunteer, build character, and develop leadership


Key Club is a student led community service

organization. Not only do they hold

service projects at each of their bimonthly

meetings, they also serve outside of school,

participating in the betterment of our community.

Key Club at Atlantic High School has

about 80 active members.

“We recently received generous donations

from both Delray Beach Elks Lodge

#1770 and Delray Beach Sunrise Kiwanis.

These funds will help supplement our efforts

to attend the District Education and

Leadership Conference (DCON), held by the

Key Club Florida District in Orlando.” said

ACHS Key Club President, Angela Plummer.

Longines Future Tennis

Aces Hosted By The City Of

Delray Beach

And representing the United States in

Paris is…

From the beginning, the competition

was fierce but U.S. #25 Nishesh Basavareddy

(Carmel, IN) and U.S. #4 Lucas Brown

(Plano, TX) stood out among the pack. The

2017 Longines Future Tennis Aces hosted

by the City of Delray Beach encompassed a

range of players from all over the country

and two players from our own backyard. In

the championship, Basavareddy showed off

his all-around court style and Brown showcased

his aggressive baseline play. The first

two sets were nail bitters but in the end

Basavareddy persevered playing an impressive

final set winning 6-4, 5-7, 6-1.

Congratulations to all the players who

earned their way to Delray Beach and proved

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their case with each match. And good luck to

Nishesh Basavareddy, United States’ official

entry into Longines’ 16-player international

event played during the French Open, “Roland

Garros” – A once-in-a-lifetime, all expenses

paid (travel, accommodations, food for them,

plus a parent/guardian) trip to Paris, France

from Monday, May 29-Sunday, June 4, 2017.

Match play in Paris begins June 1, 2017.

2nd Canvas & Cocktails

Painting Event

February 9th, was the sold out 2nd Canvas

& Cocktails Painting Event hosted by

Deluxe Properties at and for Old School

Square benefiting the Creative Arts Children’s

Art Program.

This Valentine’s theme event follows the

first sold out Peacock themed party this

past October. Not only did the proceeds

benefit the program, but it was fun and successful

evening had by all. The instructor,

Sharon Koskoff and her assistants as well as,

Sharon Morgan, the Director of the Creative

Arts School was in attendance and helped

select the contest winners. First place, Second

Place, and “Most Creative.”

Contact Deluxe Properties at 561-501-

0175 for more information on our next event. 809 George Bush

Blvd., Delray Beach FL 33483. 51 Swinton Ave,

Delray Beach FL 33444.

Tickets Are Going Fast For

The Party Of The Year!

We’re Celebrating 20 Years of Making

Miracles in Delray Beach and you’re invited

to party with us!! Get your tickets now

for Milagro Center’s ARTrageous 20th

Anniversary Party on Friday, April 21st,

from 7:00 - 11:00 pm at the Delray Beach

Golf Club.

Music, dance, and art will surround you

as you experience the joy and excitement

of Milagro Center. Cocktail hour beings at

7pm with hors d’oeuvres, open bar, and a

fabulous silent auction, followed by a delicious

3-course dinner highlighted with

live music, vocal, and dance performances

by local professional artists, topped off by

heartwarming stories from Milagro Center

supporters, mentors, a live auction,

and a few other surprises.... Plus, awards,

of course! Purchase your tickets online at

Black Tie South Florida.

For sponsorships and other questions,

contact us at or

(561) 276-4422.

Contacts & Cocktails

Scott Roberts, General Manager surrounded

by Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

vOlunteers at the check in desk.

The Fairfield Inn & Suites, Marriott located

at 910 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach did

a great job hosting the party. Plenty of beer,

wine, food and conversation was enjoyed by

everyone in attendance.

Symphony At Delray Beach

Opening Soon

Assisted Living & Memory Care Ground

Breaking Ceremony - 4840 W. Atlantic Ave,

Delray Beach, Fl 561-717-5429,

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Crane’s Beach House

Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas

Launches Special Summer


Special Summer SUN-CATION Discounts

Up to 30% Off are Available to Book March

17-April 11 on Every Luxurious Villa, Suite

& Room Located Steps Away from the Ocean.

The Summer SUN-CATION Discounts at

Crane’s Beach House are perfect for any

budget conscious traveler: Save 25% off of

one night, or save 30% off of two nights or

more. The applicable Stay Dates for this special

discount is between April 30 and October

5, 2017.

For more information, please contact

Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury

Villas at 561.278.1700 or visit the website


Greater Delray Beach

Chamber of Commerce

Launches ‘Donate a Dollar’ Campaign

During 55th Annual Delray Affair

Karen Granger, President & CEO of The

Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

announced Donate a Dollar, an onsite

fundraising campaign before during and

after the 55th Annual Delray Affair, scheduled

for April 7-9. Nicknamed the “Greatest

Show Under the Sun,” Delray Affair is one

of the largest arts and crafts festivals in the

Southeast United States attracting more

than 100,000 visitors, both residents and

tourists, every year.

The event takes place along the palm tree

lined downtown streets of Delray Beach and

stretches 12 city blocks from the Intracoastal

to NW 2nd Avenue, including Old School

Square Park.

The Donate a Dollar fundraising campaign

will benefit the city’s Chamber of

Commerce, which has been the hub of local

business since 1925.

“The Chamber is funded through three

channels: the memberships of local businesses,

programs for professionals supported by

generous sponsors, and proceeds from one

major event—the annual Delray Affair,” says

Granger. “All funds raised during this Donate

a Dollar campaign will support the Chamber’s

efforts to help local businesses succeed

and grow jobs, which expands the tax base

that supports all city functions, including our

local schools, police and fire departments,

and a multitude of other programs and services

that maintains Delray Beach as a desirable

place to live, work and play.”

Every dollar donated will help keep the

Delray Affair profitable so the Greater Delray

Beach Chamber of Commerce can continue

its transformational work in a variety

of areas.

“On behalf of all of our Chamber members

and business partners, I am inviting everyone

to come and enjoy our 55th Annual Delray

Affair, and while they’re here, we hope

they will gladly Donate a Dollar…or two or

five – for everyone’s benefit,” says Granger.

To donate $5, $55 or more online, please

go to

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Grand OpeningS

ihummingbird, Connecting Your Life, 1450 N. Congress Ave.,

Delray Beach, Fl 33445 561-819-2770,

Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 900 E. Atlantic Ave, Suite 1-2,

Delray Beach, Fl 33483, 561-278-5570,


Delray Beach, 561-707-5085,

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vatican tattoo

studio delray

By jeff kozan

Greetings! My name is Jeff Kozan, born and raised here in Palm Beach

County, and a nearly lifelong resident of Delray Beach. I have been a

professional tattoo artist for over 15 years. I was given a formal apprenticeship

at one of the oldest tattoo studios in Florida, the World Famous

Tatts Taylors Tattooing (R.I.P.). After years of keeping my head down and

learning my craft from a lineage of amazing artists, I opened Vatican Tattoo

Studio in Ft. Lauderdale in 2007. I specialize in large scale Japanese style

tattooing and American traditional imagery. Though these may be my styles

of choice, as a tattooer, you must be able to provide your clientele with any

and all styles. In November of 2016, I opened our newest studio, Vatican

Tattoo Delray here in the heart of Pineapple Grove! Being able to operate

and create art in my home town has been a dream come true. When not

tattooing, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two beautiful children. I

am an avid painter and tiki carver, as well as a devoted Miami Dolphins fan

and connoisseur of fine rum. Stop and by and check out our studio and fine

art gallery, and meet our amazing team! ...and remember, ENJOY YOURSELF!

Jeff Kozan, TATTOO Artist

Vatican Tattoo Studio Delray

325 NE 2nd Ave, Suite 103.

Delray Beach, Fl. 33444

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Experience You Expect, Work Ethic You Deserve

103 NE 2nd Ave.

Delray Beach, FL 33444


100 S. Federal Hwy.

Boynton Beach, FL 33435




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.

6110 N. Ocean #13

Asking - $1,250,000

Waterfront 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath villa in

prime area of Ocean Ridge.

219 Swinton - Large duplex on double lot, blocks from

trendy Atlantic Ave., completely remodeled, free standing

double garage. Each side 2/2.

Asking $1,195,000


335 Homewood- Delray Beach

Asking - $649,000

Unbelievable private residence offers an oversized private

lot, with circular driveway, 2 car garage.

255 Swinton - Delray Beach

Asking - $585,000

Stunning cottage in Heart of Historic Downton Delray

Beach! Mixed-use abilities, working fireplace.

215 NE 13th St. - Delray Beach

Asking - $499,000

Dell Park, large home on large lot, 2bd, 1 1/2 bth home,

Harwood floors. Great investment oppportunity.

Jerilyn Walter


Anthony Aliberti


Tiffany Savino


Samantha Johnsen


Andrew Davis


Jessie Franklin


Sheryl Pinatel



5415 214th Court S - Boca Raton

Asking $358,000

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

gated community of Fairfield. Spanish River School district

17288 Boca Club - Boca Raton

Asking - $273,000

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

course views, impeccably remodeled unit.

6515 Southport Drive - Boynton

Asking - $199,000

Three bedroom 2 bath home

in Aberdeen

50 Palm Square- Delray Beach

Asking - $5,000 monthly annually

Asking - $10,000 Seasonally

Beautiful and large historic home only steps to the Ave.

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.

225 NE 1st #306 - Delray Beach, FL 33444

Off Seasonal/Seasonal Rental. Great 3 bed/3 bath, beautifully

furnished, upgraded Astor Condominium. Available

May - Nov: $3,800 Monthly - December: $7,000


Experience You Expect, Work Ethic You Deserve

103 NE 2nd Ave.

Delray Beach, FL 33444


100 S. Federal Hwy.

Boynton Beach, FL 33435



945 Brookdale - Boynton Isles

Asking - $739,000

Magnificant deep waterfront home, 10 minutes to the

Boynton Inlet and world class fishing.


2909 S. Ocean - Highland Beach

Asking - $699,000

Direct Ocean front corner unit with incredible views.

Completely remodeled 2 bd/3 bth plus office.

602 Renaissance - Delray Beach

Asking- $649,000

Fabulous downtown residence, walk to everything.

Upscale town home offers views of pool and courtyard.


365 Redwood Lane - Boca Raton

Asking - $499,000

Luxurious home in prestigious

Hidden Valley

837 NW 82nd Place - Boca Raton

Asking - $419,900

Unbelievable 2 story town home, 3 bed/3bth

with private courtyard and hardwood floors.

225 NE 1st #401 - Heart of Downtown Delray Beach

Asking - $399,000

Fabulous Winter getaway or full time resident. 1 bed/1bath,

ceiling to floor windows, light, bright and upscale.

Lena Pronuza


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.

1740 NW 19th Terr- Delray Beach

Asking - $147,000

Pines of Delray. 2 bd, 2 1/2 bth turnkey home.

Great location, close to everything, tons of amenities.

107 NE 2nd Ave - Delray Beach, FL

Phenomenal Office/Retail in Pineapple Grove District.

Full kitchen, conference room, ample parking.

Asking - $5,000 monthly

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.

305 Mallory - Delray Beach

Asking - $3,800 - Annually

Gorgeous Mallory Square Town Home, with courtyard

views, this corner unit has tons of light.

1251 S Fedreal Highway #118 - Boca Raton

Asking - $2,000 annual

Stunning 2 story home, gourmet kitchen Miele

stainless steel appliances. Walk to Mizner Park

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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 April for $50 or less.

It’s that time of the year again when

your straw hat gets as much love as

your bike, sandals and bathing suit.

April is Straw Hat Month so grab your

sunny-day staple because you’ve got an

art show to attend. The Delray Affair is

back again – for the 55th year, incredibly

– and is your one-stop-shop for all of

the arts and crafts you didn’t know you

needed. The Delray Affair is the largest

arts and crafts festival in the Southeast

United States and about 600 vendors

are sprinkled along the Avenue from the

Intracoastal to N.W. Second Avenue. The

art festival has earned numerous awards

for the eclectic mixture of fine art, great

crafts and funky products from around

the world and there is no shortage to

the unique and creative arts and crafts

you’ll find. The event is held April 7 and

8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and April 9 from

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free so it

leaves you plenty of green to score some

sweet crafts. There’s even a family fun

zone if you want to let the kids go wild so

you can kick back and enjoy the sun and

sights. Visit or call

(561) 279-0907 for more information.

We love our beaches so let’s help

to keep them clean! April is

Keep America Beautiful Month

and the perfect time to put in a little

sweat equity in our own backyard. Spodak

Dental Group has teamed up with

Delivery Dudes, the Downtowner, Saltwater

Brewery, Woo Creative and more

local businesses to host the Seventh Annual

SDG Beach Cleanup. You are invited

to join your local neighbors and walk the

beach to remove all of the garbage that

has unfortunately collected from lazy

beach-goers. The event is held Sunday,

April 9 from 8 to 10 a.m. and all supplies

will be provided. There will be a brief

yoga sesh to start the day and then it’s

time to hit the sand and head south

or north. Make sure you bring your

bathing suits so you can hang out

at the beach afterward and enjoy

the fruits of your labor. As a double

bonus, prizes will be awarded to the

three people who collect the most garbage

based on weight so it’s a win, win

for the day. Bring your friends and

meet the team at the South Tower

5, which is right across

from Anchor Park, 340 S.

Ocean Blvd. Visit www. or

call (561) 498-0050 for

more information.

Why don’t we

paint the town? And

all that jazz! April is

Jazz Appreciation Month and if

you’re in the mood to get jazzy, head

to the Old School Square Pavilion

for the Blues on the Square series.

Jazz’s range is so broad

but, lucky us, we can get a

taste of the sensual live

music through blues,

and what a treat that

it’s right in our backyard!

The Mark Telesca Band performs

on Thursday, April 13 and gives their

Delta Blues and Motown sound for all

blues and jazz fan’s listening pleasure.

Joel DaSilva and the Midnight Howl perform

on Thursday, April 27 and fill

the air with their Americana/Blues/Rock/

Soul sound for your

joel dasilva

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April 2017 |

enjoyment. The gates open at 6 p.m. and the shows start at

7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the gate and beers are $5, so all

signs point to having a really great time. You are welcome

to bring chairs, but no pets or outside food and beverages.

There will be food trucks, popcorn and ice cream available

so you can fuel to dance the whole night through. The Old

School Square Pavilion is located at 51 N. Swinton Ave. Visit or call (561) 243-7922 for more

information and to purchase tickets.

Let’s get physical, physical. (Well, kind of.) April is

Physical Wellness Month and is a great time to focus

on the self. Physical wellness promotes proper

care of our bodies for optimal health and functioning, and

encourages the balance of physical activity, nutrition and

mental well-being to keep your body in tiptop condition.

This could include doing something you haven’t done before,

and that’s where the Morikami Museum & Japanese

Gardens comes into play. They’re hosting The Way of Tea:

Sado Demonstration on April 15 and welcome you to observe

Japanese sado, an ever-changing demonstration in

seasonal subtleties. Your involvement in the true spirit of

sado includes harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei)

and tranquility (jaku), and with the addition of a sip of

green tea and a sweet treat, this will help you to bring a

calm perspective into your busy life. There are even numerous

bonuses to drinking tea, including a healthy dose

of antioxidants, preventing bone loss, boosting your immune

system, and more. The demonstration is held at 12

p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. and is only $5 with a paid museum

admission. The Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

is located at 4000 Morikami Park Road. Visit www. or call (561) 495-0233 for more information

and to sign up.

It’s liquid gold and it never goes out of style. April is National

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month and it’s pretty

fitting that there’s a holiday for this heavenly sandwich.

Thankfully we have some local restaurants that have elevated

the sandwich way past the plastic-wrapped American

cheese sandwiches of our childhood. Granger’s Grille

dishes up their Glorified Grilled Cheese, which is a combination

of six cheeses and served with Yukon Gold chips

(money in their own right) for only $7.50. If you want to

bring this to an even higher level, add bacon, chili, broccoli,

fried green tomatoes, fried bologna, tomatoes or jalapenos

starting at $1 each, and then order a nap for dessert.

Dada is getting even cheesier with their Seven

Cheese Grilled Cheese, featuring cheddar, Swiss,

goat, blue, sheep feta, Muenster and American

cheeses on sourdough served with tomato

bisque for only $10.50. This sandwich is so

ooey and gooey that it’s impossible to get

through the whole sandwich without the

melty cheese becoming the victim of gravity

and spilling out the sides. But, it’s well worth

the mess. Granger’s Grille is located at 802 S.E.

Fifth Ave. and Dada is located at 52 N. Swinton

Ave. Visit and www.sub-culture.

org for menus and more information. | April 2017 27


► lOCAls only ║ happenings

1-30 Shark Feeding - Tues-

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

$5. Alligator Feeding –

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

1-30 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-


1-30 Savor Our City Culinary

Private Tours – Private

customized tours of Atlantic

Ave and Pineapple Grove for

groups of 10 or more guests.

954-410-3177, info@Savor-

1-30 Cruise aboard Delray

Yacht Cruises – Daily

sightseeing cruises at 10:30am

& 1pm. $21-24.

1-30 Free Oral Cancer

Screenings – Tues-Thurs,

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Everyone

is welcome! Spodak Dental

Group, 3911 W. Atlantic Ave.

561-498-0050 to make an appointment.

1 Arts Garage Presents

Stooges Brass Band – $30-

45. 8pm. New Orleans Brass.

The award-winning band has

earned their rank as one of

the elite brass bands in New

Orleans. 561-450-6357,

1-2 MorikamiHatsume Fair

– 11am-6pm. $10-15. Japanese

spring festival featuring three

stages (with taiko drumming,

martial arts demos, samurai

sword fighting performances,

and our annual costume and

fashion show contest), avenues

of artisan booths, plant sales,

Japanese street fair food vendors

and children’s activities.


1 Bravo Amici at Old

School Square Pavilion

– 8pm. $30. This talented trio

performs an uplifting selection

of well-known classical and

contemporary arias, combining

elements of pop, Broadway and

opera with classical overtones.


1,15,22,29 Delray Beach

GreenMarket – 9am-2pm.

The GreenMarket is an open

air marketplace located at Old

School Square Park a half block

north of Atlantic Avenue in

downtown Delray Beach. Old

School Square Park. delraycra.


1&22 Chef ShowCASE at

the Delray Beach Green-

Market – 10-11am. Old

School Square Park. delraycra.


2 Arts Garage Presents

James Francies Trio – $30-

45. 7pm. Esteemed Jazz Pianist.


3&4 Billy Porter at the

Crest Theatre at Old

School Square – 8pm. $57-

72. Tony and Grammy Awardwinning


Billy Porter won the Tony

Award for his performance as

Lola in Kinky Boots. 561-243-


6 rObert D. Chapin Lecture

Series: David Doubilet –

2pm & 7pm. $25-67. Doubilet

has introduced a generation to

the mystery and wonder of the

deep and has photographed

more than 70 stories for National

Geographic. 561-243-


7 First Friday Art Walk in

Downtown Delray – 6pm-

9pm. Stroll throughout downtown

Delray. 561-243-1077,


7-9 Celebrate the 55th Annual

Delray Affair – The

Delray Affair is the largest arts

& craft festival in the Southeast

United States. The event takes

place along the palm tree lined

downtown streets of Delray

Beach and stretches 12 city

blocks from the Intracoastal

to NW 2nd Avenue. 561-278-

0424, Delray

Affair After Dark: Special

offers available throughout

downtown during Delray Affair

weekend at local restaurants

and merchants. Pop-up Live

Music Friday & Saturday night.

Donate a Dollar to theDelray

Affair - Every dollar donated

will help keep the Delray Affair

profitable so the Greater

Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

can continue its transformational

work in a variety

of areas, including: Small Business

Support, Entrepreneur

Roundtables, Excelling Women

in Business&Non-profit Excellence.

The Gladiola Makes a

Comeback - As the exclusive

festival Gladiolus supplier, the

Delray Beach Historical Society

in conjunction with Delray

Garden Center will be selling

Gladiolus bulbs in their booth

to help raise money for their

educational programs.

7&8 Artrageous at Old

School Square Pavilion –

7pm. $15-25. An electrifying

combination of artists painting

at amazing speed and high

energy live music, amazing vocals,

creative choreography and

audience interaction! 561-243-


7 Arts Garage Presents

Nancy Kelly – $30-45. 8pm.

Jazz Vocalist. 561-450-6357,

8 Arts Garage Presents

Lauren Mitchell – $30-

45. 8pm. Blues/Soul Singer.

The blues and soul singer is a

mesmerizing performer with

powerful vocals and a dynamic

stage presence. 561-450-6357,

8 Ride and Remember

Trolley – 10am- $25. Spady

Museum. When you board

the “Ride & Remember” Trolley

Tour, the history of Delray

Beach comes alive! 561-279-


9 Spodak Dental Beach

Cleanup – 8am. Please join

your fellow neighbors and help

clean our beach! Spodak Dental

Group, Saltwater Brewery, Delivery

Dudes, the Downtowner

and other local businesses have

joined forces to clean the beach

we all know and love. Prizes

for the most trash collected!

No need to RSVP, just show up!


9 Arts Garage Presents

The Wolfepak Band – $10-

15.7pm. A Tribute to Rock &

Roll in the 21st Century. 561-


11 SHED Sessions at the

Spady Museum – 8-11pm.


13 Murder on the Beach

Book Signing – 7pm. James

Grippando will speak and sign

“The Most Dangerous Place”.

$26.99. 561-279-7790,

13&27 Blues on the

Square – 7:30pm. $5. Experience

some of Florida’s best

Blues bands. 561-243-7922,

14 Arts Garage Presents

Ken Peplowski Quartet –

$30-45. 8pm. Jazz Clarinetist

& Saxophonist. 561-450-6357,

14 Free Friday Night

Concert Spring Series

– 7:30pm. Featuring TheHolidazed.

561-243-7922, Old-

14 Mark Nadler – Let’s Misbehave:

A Celebration of Cole

Porter- 8pm. $29-39. Internationally

acclaimed, award-winning

entertainer, Mark Nadler

explores the wit, the romance

and the life of American songwriter,

Cole Porter. 561-243-


15 The Great AmeriCAn

Cleanup – 8am-10am. Free.

Make plans now to join thousands

of volunteers of all ages

across America who will be

taking part in efforts to clean

up and improve their local

communities. 561- 274-7263,

15 Delray Beach Parks &

Recreation Egg Hunt at

Miller Park – 8am. Free.

Ages 1-10. Hunt for 10,000

Eggs filled with candy and special

prizes! 243-7277,

15 The Way Of Tea: Sado

Demonstration at Morikami

Museum & JAPAnese

gArdens – 12pm, 1:30pm,

3pm. $5 with paid museum admission.


15 Arts gArage Presents

Elsten Torres – $30-45.

8pm. Latin Roots, Groovy Soul.


15 Easter Bonnet Pet Parade

at the Greenmarket

– Registration 9am to 9:45

am, parade to Cornell Museum


16 Easter Sunrise Service

on the Beach – 6:30am-

7:30am at Atlantic Ave and

A1A. St. Paul’s Episcopal

Church. 561-276-4541

16 Delray Yacht Cruises

Easter Brunch & Lunch

Cruise – 10am & 1:30pm.

$42-57, reservation required.


April 2017 |




16 Arts Garage Presents

The French Horn Collective

– $30-45. 7pm. 561-450-


18 Delray bEACh Chamber

of Commerce presents

fOCus on Women – 11:45am.

$30-45. Flourish & Grow In

Your Business. “7 Strategies to

Systemize, Optimize & Monetize”.


18 Murder on the Beach

Book Clubs – 6:30pm. The

Tuesday Murder Club will discuss

The Girl on the Train by

Paula Hawkins $16. 561-279-


18 POPOvich Comedy Pet

Theater – 8pm. $38. Former

Moscow Circus veteran, Gregory

Popovich performs with

his entourage of world-class

jugglers and over 30 performing

pets including house cats

and dogs! 561-243-7922, Old-

20 Delray Yacht Cruises

Steel Drum Cruise – 6-8pm.

$25. Cruise the calm waters of

the Intracoastal to the sounds

of the Islands! 561-243-0686,

20 Arts Garage Presents

ONYX – 9pm. $10. This monthly

exhibition of local musical talent

premieres with hot local artists

Killmama and Jay Thomas.


20 Alan Safier as George

Burns – Say Goodnight Gracie

- 8pm. $38. Alan Safier stars as

George Burns in the hit Broadway

play that offers a heartwarming

look back at this

legendary comedian. 561-243-


21 Free Friday Night

Concert Spring Series –

7:30pm. Featuring Libido ( Top

40/R&B/Rock/Reggae). 561-


21- Arts Garage Presents

The Ignacio BerrOA Quartet

– $30-45. 8pm. Modern

& Traditional Jazz / Legendary

Drummer. 561-450-6357,

22 Delray Beach Earth

Day Celebration – 9:30am-

12pm. Free. Celerbate Earth

Day at the Old School Square

Pavilion with fun activities for

the family.

22 Seventh Annual Real

Men Bake & Rock at the

Sock Hop – 6-9pm. $35-40.

Join the Woman’s Club of Delray

Beach at the Old School

Square Fieldhouse as 30+ male

bakers (local celebrity chefs)

will provide an all-you-can-eat

feast of baked goods, sweet &

savory! Dance the night away

with the 50’s & 60’s Sock


22 Arts Garage Presents

Oriente – $30-45. 8pm. Latin

Jazz. 561-450-6357,

23 Arts Garage Presents

An Evening with Dara

Tucker – $30-45. 7pm. Jazz

Singer/Songwriter. 561-450-


25 Complimentary Holistic

Healthy Happy Hour

Tuesday – 6:30 PM. Many

people have asked us for natural

ways to improve health. You

are invited to join us to discuss

medical wellness tips to help:

Control sugar and cholesterol;

Reduce body fat and build muscle

mass; Improve mood, energy,

blood vessel health. Casual,

fun setting, come as you are.

Organic superfoods highlighted.

Each attendee will receive a

$50 gift card. Friends and family

welcome. Please RSVP register

online apptDeliaWeissMD@, tel. 561.243.8783,


We look forward to seeing you!


200 Lindell Blvd., Suite 914

Delray Beach, FL 33483

26 Arts Garage Presents

SHINE All Arts Open Mic

Monthly ShowCASE – $10.

9pm. Step up on the stage and

SHINE at this all arts Open Mic

monthly showcase. 561-450-


27 Canvas & Cocktails –

7pm. $35. This is a fun art experience

where you can create

an art piece in a relaxed atmosphere…

all while enjoying a

nice glass of wine, a craft beer

or a signature cocktail. Creative

Arts School at Old School

Square. 561-243-7922, Old-

28 Free Friday Night

Concert Spring Series –

7:30pm. Featuring Entourage

(Top 40/R&B/Rock). 561-243-


29 Catch A Rising Star

Comedy presents Ben Bailey:

Crest Theatre at Old

School Square – 8pm. $47-

67. This acclaimed stand-up

comedian is the most desired

cabbie in New York! 561-243-


29 Arts Garage Presents

Vivian Sessions – $30-45.

8pm.Jazz/Soul Vocalist. 561-


30 Murder on the bEACh

Book Clubs – 3pm. The

Sunday Sleuths Book Club will

discuss “Missing, Presumed” by

Susie Steiner 15.99. 561-279-


30 Arts Garage Presents

The Baylor Project– $30-

45. 7pm.Soulful, Melodic Jazz.



1-April 22 “Fabricated” at

The Cornell Museum at

Old School Square – From

street art to galleries, contemporary

fiber art is recognized

as a highly collectible visual art

with its own identities. Cornell

Museum at Old School Square,


1-30 Delray Beach Historical

Society Presents: Fish

tAles – $5. Thus - Sat, 11am

- 3pm. An exploration of area

fishing! 561-274-9578,

1-May 6 Opening Doors:

Contemporary African

American ACADEmic Surgeons

– $10. Tues-Sat 11am-

4pm. Spady Museum. 561-


ENINGS HAPPE | April 2017 29

pictures ║ on the ave

on the ave



Photos: Melissa Korman

1- Betty, Dr. Craig, Jess @

Spodak Dental Group

2- Elle, Sue, Gianna @ One

Aveda Salon



3- Marcela, Lisa @

Mercedes Benz of Delray


4- Debbie @ Beachcomber


5- Lindsay, Ken @ Our Boat


6- Alisha, Austin @ Slash


7- Samantha, Barbie,

Stacey, Mona, Chris,

Lauren, Rebecca,

Candance @ Leighton


8- Leanna, Lenny, Susie,

Lisa, Tom, Andres @ Engel

& Völkers



7 8

30 April 2017 |

A Brunch with Greatness.



Discover Delray’s Best Brunch

Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Offering sweet, savory, or seafood selections, our decadent brunch is

sure to please every appetite. Dine alfresco in tropical tranquility amidst

the breeze, or indoors surrounded by our stunning aquariums and live

acoustic guitar stylings each Sunday.

For reservations, visit

or call 561-693-3499.

Gift cards are available at

Located at The Seagate Hotel | 1000 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach

pictures ║ on the ave



Photos: Melissa Korman

1- Barbara Friden, Emily

Debevec, Marusca Gatto,

Melanie Johanson, Tania

Herrera, Elizabeth Russell

@ Cornell Art Museum at

Old School Square

2- Dr. Pugh, Lyndsay @

The Conde Center For

Chiropractic Neurology

3- Carolina, Samantha @

Spodak Dental Group



4- Lynette, Danielle @

Tzikas MD

5- Julio, Tara, Michelle @

Massage Heights

6- Regina, Kayla @

European Wax Center

7- The team @ Sunshine

Golf Car

8- Celebrating

Grandparents Day @ Unity


5 6

7 8

32 April 2017 | | April 2017 33

pictures ║ in the pineapple grove arts district

in the pineapple

grove arts district



Photos: Melissa Korman

1- Tiffany, Joe, Michelle, Jim

@ Posh Properties

2- Whitney, Joe @ In The

Grove Hair Studio

3-Maria, Stephanie @ In The

Grove Hair Studio

4-Robert, Ilene, Vicki @

Indigo Studio Day Spa

5- Dana, Ben, EV @ Vatican

Tattoo Studio



6- Riley, Olivia @ Coffee


7- Cynthia, Dianne @ Dianne

Adams Salon

8- Peter, Zell, Bob @ Conte’s


9- Netie @ Love Salon

5 6




34 April 2017 | | April 2017 35

pictures ║ In the pineapple grove arts district



Photos: Melissa Korman

1- Antonio & Esie @

Lanzetta’s Barbeshop

2- Michael, Claudio @ Il


3- Seth @ Do or Dye Salon

in My Salon Suites

4- Glavidia, Tamara @

Glavidia’s Hair Salon



5- Marcio @ Addison


6- Joan, Joyce, Judy @ My

Salon Suites

7- Nicole, Don, Sandy,

Simon @ Nicole’s Boutique

& Art Gallery

8- Robert, Miles,

Devin, Brian @ Banyan






36 April 2017 |

36 April 2017 | April 2017 37

entertainment ║ gotta know

Gotta Know

JP’s Legacy by Susan Romaine

The Meridian Art Experience

in Pineapple Grove Features

‘Our Delray Artists’ in April

Opening Night at ‘the mAe’ coincides

with the First Friday Art Walk on

April 7, 6 to 9 pm

James Blumenfeld and Susan Romaine,

the principals behind The Meridian

Art Experience today announced

that the mAe will feature Our Delray

Artists throughout the month of April.

The Our Delray Artists exhibition

will feature 10 of the city’s leading

creative figures, including Steve

Blackwood, Tim Carter, Ellyn Chafetz,

Lucia Gomez, Brenda Gordon, Amelie

Grooscors, Attila Konnyu, Janet Siegel

Rogers, Susan Romaine and Tim


Located in Delray Beach’s bustling

Pineapple Grove Arts District, the new

gallery is aimed at making the middle

art market approachable, affordable

and experiential by featuring a collection

of emerging and mid-career fine

contemporary artists.

“At the mAe, we believe there is a

vibrant, but under-served community

of art enthusiasts who are interested

in fine art that isn’t homogenized,” says

Blumenfeld. “They are seeking to learn

more and are hungry for experiential

ways to do so. In fact, they are eager to

engage in the fine art of living with art.

Tracy McPhillips, Donna Bullock,

Sherrie Saint-Mamant, Lily Rose Lee

AVDA’s 10th Annual Heart

Of A Woman Luncheon

Celebrated Strength,

Courage And Determination

Of Women

AVDA’s (Aid to Victims of Domestic

Abuse) 10th Annual Heart of a Woman

Luncheon celebrated the strength,

courage and determination of Women,

especially those overcoming abuse.

The luncheon was held on Tuesday,

February 21, 2017 at the Boca Raton

Resort & Club.

The 2017 Heart of a Woman Luncheon

featured special guest speaker

Lily Rose Lee, formerly Michelle

Knight, the first of three women

abducted by notorious Cleveland kidnapper

Ariel Castro. She recounted the

story of her years in captivity, her escape,

and the powerful inner strength

and capacity for hope that has helped

her rebuild her life.

A silent auction at the luncheon,

featuring jewelry, luxurious vacation

packages and more benefited AVDA’s

life-saving services for survivors of

domestic violence and their children.

All proceeds from AVDA’s 10th

Annual Heart of a Woman Luncheon

benefited AVDA’s 24-hour crisis hotline,

Casa Vegso emergency shelter and

transitional housing facility and AVDA’s

outreach, educational and prevention

programs offered throughout Palm

Beach County.

For more information, please visit or call 561-265-


38 April 2017 |

Stress Reduction

Relaxation Training

Many people have asked

us for natural stress reduction

modalities. We invite

you to join us for: Wonderful

Wednesday wind-down

weekly body-mind energy

revitalizing sessions. Passive

guided relaxation by experienced

Meditation Practitioners.

Focus is on learning

techniques to reduce stress,

improve health, and cultivate

joy. Come as you are $15/

session. Meet at 5:50PM,

relaxation session from 6pm


+ WELLNESS Internal Medicine

Primary Medical Care +

Holistic Wellness. 200 Lindell

Blvd., Suite 914, Delray Beach,

FL 33483 tel. 561-243-8783,

Atlantic Ave Magazine On Vacation

Thank you for all your submissions to Vacation With

Atlantic Ave Magazine! Take Atlantic Ave Magazine

on vacation with you and send us a picture with

“On Vacation with Atlantic Ave” in the subject box to

and you will be entered in a drawing to win a gift

certificate for dinner in a restaurant on the Ave!

Delray Beach resident Val Ferrara in PatAGOnia Chile after finishing

marathon in Antarctica.

Debbie Camejo of Delray Beach On vacation at Atlantis Hotel in the

Bahamas with Atlantic ave Magazine | April 2017 39

entertainment ║ gotta see

By skip sheffield

Gotta See

Charlize Theron

“the fate of

the furious”

April 7

With the title “The Case for Christ,”

it comes as no surprise this is one of

those faith-based movies, but it is being

released to 1,200 theaters nationwide.

The screenplay, by Brian Bird (“Not

Easily Broken”) is based on a book by

Chicago Tribune investigative reporter

Lee Strobel, whose wife Leslie’s newfound

Christian faith prompted him

to use his reporter’s skill to disprove

the claims of Christianity. The cast includes

Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen,

Faye Dunaway and Robert Forster.

“Smurfs: The Lost Village” should

be fairly self-explanatory. OK, it’s an

original story about those lovable blue

computer-animated characters. Smurfette

(voice of Demi Lovato), Brainy

(Danny Puda), Clumsy (Jack McBrayer)

and Hefty (Joe Manganiello) set off

through the Forbidden Forest filled

with magical creatures to find the Lost

Village before evil wizard Gargomel

(Rainn Wilson) does. Mandy Patinkin

voices Papa Smurf.

“Going in Style” is a remake of the

1979 movie about three oldsters who

pull off a daring bank heist. This time

around it’s Morgan Freeman as Willie,

Michael Caine as Joe and Alan Arkin as

Al. Ann-Margaret makes an appearance

as Annie, a grocery cashier who fancies

Al. Christopher Lloyd plays their lodge

buddy Milton and Matt Dillon is an FBI

agent. Ted Melfi and Zach Braff direct.

April 14

“The Fate of the Furious” is a sequel

to the never-ending “Fast & Furious”

franchise. Also known as Fast 8,

the movie brings back Vin Diesel (also

a producer) as Dom, who is seduced

back to the shady side by a mysterious

woman (Charlize Theron), dragging

along his buddies Jason Statham,

Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez,

Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris on a chase

that will take them from Cuba to New

York City to the arctic Barents Sea. Diesel

says this is the beginning of a trilogy

that will finally end the series after

ten films.

“Spark” is a 3-D animated film about

a wisecracking teen (Jace Norman) living

on a planet abandoned but for his

friends Chunk and Vix. Thirteen years

previously power-mad General Lhon

seized control of the planet and wiped

out Spark’s family. Now Lhon wants to

destroy the universe, and only Spark

can stop him. Additional voices are

by Hilary Swank, Susan Sarandon,

Patrick Stewart and Jessica Biel.

April 21

“Unforgettable,” that’s what

you are. Nat King Cole had a hit

with that song, but in this case it’s

a thriller. Hell hath no fury like

that of a woman scorned. Geoff

Stults is David, newly married to

Julia (Rosario Dawson) who has

a daughter Lilly (Isabella Rice).

David has an ex-wife named

Tessa (Katherine Heigl) who

does her best to destroy everyone’s

happiness. Producer Denise Di Novi

makes her directorial debut.

See pandas up close and personal

in the DisneyNature film “Born in

China.” In addition to a mother panda

and her cub, we follow a 2-year-old

golden monkey who feels displaced

by a baby sister, and an extremely rare

snow leopard mother and her two cubs

surviving in a harsh and cruel environment.

Snow leopards have never been

documented as closely as in this film.

Cue the accents. “Free Fire” is set

in 1970s Boston. Brie Larson stars as

Justine, a shady American business

woman who with wise-cracking partner

Ord (Arnie Hammer) is setting up a

black market arms deal with Chris (Cillian

Murphy), an IRA buyer and a South

African gun runner (Sharlto Copley).

What could go wrong? Be assured there

is a battle royale finale. Ben Wheatley

(“High Rise”) wrote and directs.


“The Circle” is the name of a Silicon

Valley hi-tech firm where a young woman

named Justine (Emma Watson) finds

work. The company is led by visionary

Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks) who

is conducting experiments that push

the boundaries of privacy, ethics and

personal freedom. The late Bill Paxton,

John Boyea, Karen Gillan and Patton Oswalt

co-star. James Ponsoldt (“The End

of the Tour”) directs and co-wrote.

First it helps to be Latin. Eugenio

Debez stars as the title character,

Maximo, in “How To Be A Latin Lover.”

Maximo has made a career of romancing

wealthy women. He finally

lands and marries an older woman.

Twenty-five years later he is spoiled

and bored and tired of waking up with

an 80-year-old woman. Surprise, she

dumps him for a newer model and

Maximo is forced to move in with his

estranged sister Sara (Salma Hayek)

and her young son Hugo in their tiny

apartment. Maximo works to land the

widowed billionaire grandmother of

Hugo’s girlfriend. The cast includes

Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Raquel Welch,

Rob Riggles and Renee Taylor. | April 2017 41

entertainment ║ gotta HEAR

Gotta Hear



By skip sheffield

April 1

It’s April Fool’s Day, and what better

way to start off the month than

with Australian comedian Jim Jefferies.

He will be eliciting laughter at

8 p.m. Saturday April 1 at Seminole

Hard Rock Live in Hollywood. Tickets

are $20, $30, $45 and $65. Call 800-

745-3000 or go to

Bravo Amici’s tenors and divas

perform favorite classical and contemporary

arias at Old School Square,

Delray Beach at 8 p.m. April 1. Tickets

are $30. Call 561-243-7922, ext. 1 or

go to

April 2

The Home Free Vocal Band from

Minnesota stops at Parker Playhouse

in Fort Lauderdale at 7:30 p.m. Sunday,

April 2 as part of a 32-city national

tour. The a cappella group won

the NBC Sing-Off championship in

season four. Tickets are $23-$50.50.

Call 954-462-0222.

April 3

Billy Porter, a Tony Award-winner

for “Kinky Boots,” sings Broadway

favorites at 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday,

April 3 and 4, at the Crest Theatre

in Delray Beach. Tickets are $57 and

$72. Call 561-243-7922, ext. 1.

April 5

Wonder if they are still pretty? The

pretty boy pop group Duran Duran

plays Seminole Hard Rock Live at 8

p.m. Wednesday, April 5. Tickets are

$55-$235. Call 800-745-3000 or go


April 7

Luke Bryan and Chris Stapleton

headline a three day Tortuga

Music Festival April 7, 8 and 9 on

the beach at Fort Lauderdale. Other

acts are Darius Rucker, Alan Jackson,

Brett Eldridge, Dustin Lynch,

Slightly Stoopid and more. Advance

tickets are $299 for three days. VIP is

$999. Single tickets are $99 general

admission and $399 VIP. Call 877-

987-6487 or go to www.Tortunga-

April 12

Jim Caruso’s Cast Party, with

pianist Billy Stritch, will be held at 8

p.m. Wednesday, April 12 at the Crest

Theatre. This is an open mic event

for local performers. Admission is

$35. Call 561-243-7922, ext. 1.

April 14

Ken Peplowski, considered by

many to be the best jazz clarinetist

in the world (he also plays sax) performs

with his group at 8 p.m.

Friday, April 14 at Arts Garage,

94 N.E. Second Ave.,

Delray Beach. Tickets

are $30-$45. Call 561-

450-6357 or go to www.

The Holidazed plays

reggae and funk in a free

concert at 7:30 p.m. April 14

at Old School Square Pavilion.

Call 561-243-7922, ext. 1.

April 18

What the world needs now, is

love sweet love. Yes, and Dionne

Warwick knows the way to San

Jose. She’ll be singing her favorites at

8 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 at Seminole

Casino Coconut Creek. Tickets are $65,

$80 and $100. Call 800-653-8000.

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

performs amazing tricks at 7 p.m.

April 18 in the Crest Theatre. Tickets

are $25 adults and $15 students. Call

561-243-7922, ext. 1.

April 20

Way up yonder in Live Oak, Florida

they have the Wanee Festival

on the banks of the Suwannee River

April 20-22. Since 2005 many people

have motored up from South Florida

to make a weekend of it camping out.

Acts include Dr. John & the Night

Trippers, JJ Grey & Mofro, Les

Brers, Bob Weir & Campfire Band,

Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio

Band, Gov’t Mule, Jaimoe’s Jassz

Band and more. Tickets are $229.95

for three days or $599 VIP. Go to

April 22

Toke it up mon. The Stephen Marley

Kaya Festival with Ziggy, Damien,

Skip, Jo Mersa and Ky-Mani Marley,

with Sean Paul & Inner Circle, Lauren

Hill, Wycliff Jean and more takes place

at Bayfront Amphitheater, Miami, Saturday,

April 22. Gates open at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $50 advance, $80 day of

show and $140 reserved seat. Go to

April 27

Joel Da Silva & The Midnight

Hour play an outdoor concert at

7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 at Old

School Square. Admission is $5 at the

gate. Call 561-243-7922, ext. 1.

Rowdy good ol’ boy comedian Ron

White shakes it up at 8 p.m. April 27

at Seminole Hard Rock Live Hollywood.

Tickets are $40, $55 and $80.

April 28

Entourage plays a free concert of

Top 40, R&B and rock at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 28 at Old School Square

Pavilion. Call 561-243-7922, ext. 1.

April 29

Ben Bailey, the Cash Cab comedian,

plays for laughs at 8 p.m. Saturday,

April 29 in the Crest Theatre.

Tickets are $47 and $67. Call 561-

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entertainment ║ gotta READ

Gotta Read


All by Myself, Alone

by Mary Higgins Clark

Released April 4 2017

A glamorous cruise

on a luxurious ocean

liner turns deadly in

the latest mystery

from “Queen of Suspense”

and #1 New

York Times bestselling

author Mary

Higgins Clark.

Fleeing a disastrous

and humiliating arrest of her husbandto-be

on the eve of their wedding, Celia

Kilbride, a gems and jewelry expert,

hopes to escape from public attention by

lecturing on a brand-new cruise ship—

the Queen Charlotte.

On board she meets eighty-six-year-old

Lady Emily Haywood, “Lady Em,” as she is

known throughout the world. Immensely

wealthy, Lady Em is the owner of a priceless

emerald necklace that she intends to

leave to the Smithsonian after the cruise.

Three days out to sea Lady Em is found

dead—and the necklace is missing. Is it

the work of her apparently devoted assistant,

Brenda Martin, or her lawyer-executor,

Roger Pearson, and his wife, Yvonne,

both of whom she had invited to join them

on the cruise? Or is it Professor Henry

Longworth, an acclaimed Shakespeare

scholar who is lecturing on board? Or

Alan Davidson, a guest on the ship who is

planning to spread his wife’s ashes at sea?

The list of suspects is large and growing.

Celia, with the help of her new friends

Willy and Alvirah Meehan, who are celebrating

their forty-fifth wedding anniversary,

sets out to find the killer, not realizing

that she has put herself in mortal

danger before the ship reaches its final


The Horse Dancer: A Novel

by Jojo Moyes


April 11 2017

A quintessential

Jojo Moyes novel

about a lost girl and

her horse, the enduring

strength of

friendship, and how even the smallest

choices can change everything

When Sarah’s grandfather gives her a

beautiful horse named Boo—hoping that

one day she’ll follow in his footsteps to

join an elite French riding school, away

from their gritty London neighborhood—

she quietly trains in city’s parks and alleys.

But then her grandfather falls ill, and

Sarah must juggle horsemanship with

school and hospital visits.

Natasha, a young lawyer, is reeling after

her failed marriage: her professional

judgment is being questioned, her new

boyfriend is a let-down, and she’s forced

to share her house with her charismatic

ex-husband. Yet when the willful fourteenyear-old

Sarah lands in her path, Natasha

decides to take the girl under her wing.

But Sarah is keeping a secret—a secret

that will change the lives of everyone involved


Alex and Eliza:

A LOVe Story

by Melissa de la Cruz

Released April 11 2017

From the #1 New

York Times bestselling

author of The

Witches of East End

and The Descendantscomes


love story of young

Alexander Hamilton

and Elizabeth


1777. Albany, New York.

As battle cries of the American Revolution

echo in the distance, servants flutter

about preparing for one of New York society’s

biggest events: the Schuylers’ grand

ball. Descended from two of the oldest

and most distinguished bloodlines in New

York, the Schuylers are proud to be one of

their fledgling country’s founding families,

and even prouder still of their three

daughters—Angelica, with her razorsharp

wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks;

and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival

those of both her sisters, though she’d

rather be aiding the colonists’ cause than

dressing up for some silly ball.

Still, Eliza can barely contain her excitement

when she hears of the arrival of one

Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish

young colonel and General George Washington’s

right-hand man. Though Alex has

arrived as the bearer of bad news for the

Schuylers, he can’t believe his luck—as

an orphan, and a bastard one at that—to

be in such esteemed company. And when

Alex and Eliza meet that fateful night, so

begins an epic love story that would forever

change the course of American history.

In the pages of Alex and Eliza, #1 New

York Times bestselling author Melissa de la

Cruz brings to life the romance of young Alexander

Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.

The Stars Are Fire:

A novel

by Anita Shreve

Released April 18 2017

From the New

York Times bestselling

author of

The Weight of Water

and The Pilot’s

Wife (an Oprah’s

Book Club selection):

an exquisitely


new novel

about an extraordinary

young woman tested by a catastrophic

event and its devastating aftermath-

-based on the true story of the largest fire

in Maine’s history

In October 1947, after a summer long

drought, fires break out all along the Maine

coast from Bar Harbor to Kittery and are

soon racing out of control from town to

village. Five months pregnant, Grace Holland

is left alone to protect her two toddlers

when her husband, Gene, joins the

volunteer firefighters. Along with her best

friend, Rosie, and Rosie’s two young children,

Grace watches helplessly as their

houses burn to the ground, the flames finally

forcing them all into the ocean as a

last resort. The women spend the night

frantically protecting their children, and

in the morning find their lives forever

changed: homeless, penniless, awaiting

news of their husbands’ fate, and left to

face an uncertain future in a town that no

longer exists. In the midst of this devastating

loss, Grace discovers glorious new

freedoms--joys and triumphs she could

never have expected her narrow life with

Gene could contain--and her spirit soars.

And then the unthinkable happens--and

Grace’s bravery is tested as never before.

44 April 2017 |

entertainment ║ Deby Eisenberg

Deby Eisenberg

Author Visits Her Fans


PHOTO by Cheri Eisenberg


One thing leads to another, the saying goes.

Author Deby Eisenberg knows that truism well.

By skip sheffield

PHOTOS by tom craig

Her second novel, “Protecting Paige,”

wends through history starting with

the little-remembered 1915 shipwreck

disaster of the Eastland on the Chicago

River and moves through history to the

Holocaust and its after effects in 1960s


Eisenberg made several local appearances

in support of her book. They were

March 12 at Temple Sinai, Delray Beach;

March 14 B’Nai Torah, Boca Raton; March

15 Brandeis Chapter, Benvenuto Boynton

Beach and April 3 Hadassah Broken

Sound, Boca Raton.

“Protecting Paige” starts with the

46 April 2017 |

12-year-old heroine in a Chicago hospital

bed. She has no memory of the gang

violence that killed her mother, father and

brother. Her only surviving relative, Maxwell

Noble, travels from Europe where he

is a celebrated photographer to become

the reluctant bachelor father of his orphaned


“Protecting Paige” is dense with historical

detail entwining with Eisenberg’s fictional

characters and their personal revelations.

It’s no surprise Eisenberg was

an English teacher with a Master’s Degree

and a journalist before writing her first

novel, “Pictures of the Past.” Now she has

become a regular on the lecture circuit,

with regular stops in South Florida.

“I’m not a snow bird,” she says. “I am a

snow flake. We have been coming to Boca

Raton for 25 years.”

Eisenberg says she did not write an outline

for her complex story, nor did she intend

it to be about the Holocaust.

“The characters will tell you where they

want to go,” she asserts. “You fall in love

with them. You have to be free to go back

and forth in time. It’s a story of love, loss,

longing and reunion.”

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entertainment ║ CONCERT Review

Sting Enchants

South Florida


PHOTOS by tom craig

The rock star known simply as Sting

treated his fans to an intimate concert at

the Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre,

February 25 in Miami Beach. Sting, born

Gordon Sumner in Newcastle, England, October

2, 1951, began his set with an acoustic

version of “Heading South on the Great

North Road,” followed by a couple songs by

his son Joe Sumner and a five-song set by

Los Bandeleros.

Sting is one of the brainiest and sociallyconscious

artists in rock ‘n’ roll. He taught

English for two years before forming The

Police in 1977 with Andy Summers and

Stewart Copeland. The group was an immediate

hit in the U.K. and Europe before

conquering the USA.

Sting played some Police favorites with

a five-piece band and two backup singers

intermixed with his numerous solo hits

which began in 1985. Looking lean and

fit at age 65, armed with his trusty, wellworn

Fender Precision bass, Sting sang

“Synchronicity,” “Spirits in the Material

World,” “Message in a Bottle,” “Walking on

the Moon,” “So Lonely,” “Roxanne,” “Next to

You,” and as an encore the ubiquitous “Every

Breath You Take.”

This was the 57th and 9th tour in honor

of his latest album. After such solo hits as

“She’s Too Good for Me,” “Englishman in

New York,” “I Can’t Stop Thinking About

You,” “Shape of My Heart” and “Ashes to

Ashes,” Sting capped his show with a second

encore of “The Empty Chair,” which he

had recently performed at the Academy

Awards Show.

A member of The Rock and Roll Hall of

Fame since 2003; declared One of the 100

Most Influential People in the World by

Time magazine in 2011 and composer of

the recent Broadway show “The Last Ship,”

Sting will no doubt continue his creative

output, if not live touring. For one special

evening, fans got to witness him in the flesh.

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entertainment ║ CONCERT Review

Ronnie Spector

Vows Fans at Fau


PHOTOS by tom craig

ronnie spector Jimmy Beaumont Herman SantiAGO

The first time Ronnie Spector visited

South Florida it was 1961, to open the Peppermint

Lounge in Miami. It was a sister

club to the original in New York City, where

Veronica Yvette Bennett and her group first

gained fame as teenagers.

Ronnie Spector returned to Florida to

headline an old-school rock ‘n’ roll show

April 11 at the Florida Atlantic University

Auditorium. Opening acts were Joey Dee

& The Starlighters (who headlined the

Peppermint Lounge), The Skylights with

Jimmy Beaumont and The Teenagers with

Herman Santiago.

Ronnie Spector looks and sounds better

than any ordinary 73-year-old woman

could hope to be. Ronnie Spector is not an

ordinary woman. She got her first recording

contract in 1961 when she was 17. Her

career really took off when she hooked up

with “Wall of Sound” producer Phil Spector.

Ronnie married Phil in 1968. Their marriage

lasted six years. It was tumultuous at

best, but Ronnie kept the name.

The FAU set featured favorite Ronettes

hits such as “Baby I Love You,” “So Young,”

“Walking in the Rain,” “The Best Part of

Breaking Up” and of course “Be My Baby,”

which enjoyed a rebirth in 1986 when Eddie

Money paid tribute to her.

Ronnie also sang some favorite covers,

such as Dave Clark Five’s “Because,” The

Beatles’ “I’ll Follow the Sun,” Ray Charles’

“What’d I Say,” The Bee Gees’ “How Can

You Mend a Broken Heart?” and Amy

Winehouse’s “Black to Black.” Amy was an

avowed Ronnie Spector admirer and emulator.

Ronnie says she has no plans to quit performing.

Who knows? We could see her

again some day.

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health & beauty ║ pain relief


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:

A Helping Hand to Overcome the Pain

By Dr. John Conde

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is part of a group of disorders called

“compression neuropathies” which causes pain and weakness in the hand

and wrist. The symptoms of CTS can range from mild to incapacitating.

According to a report from the Bureau

of Labor Statistics, carpal tunnel syndrome

was associated with the second longest average

time away from work (27 days) among

the major disabling diseases and illnesses in

all private industries.

The carpal tunnel is a passageway that

forms beneath the strong, broad transverse

ligament. This ligament is a bridge that

extends across the lower palm and connects

the bones of the wrist (carpals) that

form an arch below the tunnel. The median

nerve and nine flexor tendons pass under

the ligament bridge and through the carpal

tunnel. The median nerve plays two important

roles: It supplies sensation to the palm

side of the thumb, index, middle, and ring

fingers, and to the flexor tendons. It provides

function for the muscles at the base

of the thumb (the thenar muscle).

In general, carpal tunnel syndrome develops

when the tissues around the median

nerve swell and press on the nerve. Early

in the disorder, the process is reversible.

Over time, however, the insulation

on the nerves may

wear away, and permanent

nerve damage may

develop. The symptoms

from the compression

are pain,

numbness, tingling,

burning, cramping,

weakness or atrophy

in the wrist, hand, and

fingers, clumsiness or

dropping things frequently.

Only the little finger is unaffected

by the median nerve.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is considered

an inflammatory disorder

52 April 2017 |

caused by repetitive stress, physical injury,

or a medical condition. Workers who

use their hands and wrists repetitively are

at risk for CTS such as computer workers

and typists. It occurs in females three

times more than males. Other risk factors

include obesity, pregnancy, smoking, alcohol

abuse, or significant mental stress.

CTS sometimes runs in families, which

suggests that it has some type of genetic

origin. When people who are susceptible

to CTS are subjected to repetitive hand or

wrist work, the risk for CTS can become

significant. CTS, then, is very likely to be

due to a combination of factors that lead

to nerve damage in the hand.

The goals in treating CTS are to reduce

inflammation, break up fibrotic adhesions

(scar tissue), and restore proper

joint motion thus reducing stress on the

median nerve. This involves some simple

procedures including Instrument Assisted

Soft Tissue Mobilization Therapy

that utilizes mild stainless instruments

which aid in breaking up existing

scar tissue, remodel the soft tissue within

and realign new collagen fibers. New cutting

edge procedures involve the use of

high power class IV lasers that accelerate

energy production and tissue healing

by nearly tenfold. Performing Neurological

Muscular Rehabilitation and “nerve

flossing” can also retrain the nerve pathways

to prevent excessive tone in the region.

Simple tips to help with CTS include

heat, splinting, nutritional support including

B6 and joint support, proper posturing

and changing up work stations to

have proper ergonomics to reduce stress

on the wrists.

As surgery is not always a cure for CTS,

many practitioners now recommend a full

trial of conservative treatment before going

under the knife.

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Chiropractic Neurology

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health & beauty ║ dermatology

Tighten Your

Turkey Neck

By Thomas C. Balshi, M.D.


“The aging face”…that’s how many of my articles seem to start. Not

today. Let’s talk about the neck. Our passion for the perfect face

often neglects the equally visible neck, a part of our anatomy that

bespeaks age just as much as our facial contours.

The neck is just as prone to wrinkling

and sagging as the skin on the face, and if

ignored, can be the giveaway to real age

for men and women alike.

For those who dream to tighten skin and

eliminate wrinkles without the fear of surgery,

technology is a steadfast friend. New

treatment modalities can improve the aging

neck using a technique that harnesses

the power of radio frequency without any

incisions. It’s called ThermiTight.

ThermiTight is a non-surgical, minimally

invasive alternative to surgery for

skin tightening. The treatment uses radio

frequency (a heat energy) to stimulate

collagen production beneath the skin,

which improves sagging and texture

and decreases wrinkling.

How Does ThermiTight


ThermiTight is formally

described as “thermistorcontrolled

subdermal skin

tightening,” which basically

means that controlled

heat is targeted

at the collagen layer of

the skin. To get under

the skin, the ThermiRF

system is used along with a

tiny probe called the SmartTip

probe, which is inserted just below the

surface. It functions like an injection but

without a needle. Don’t worry, before any

of this happens, the treated area will be

numbed with a small amount of local

anesthetic solution, ensuring patient

comfort through the duration of the


The physician delivers the radio frequency

energy into the area through gentle

movements that heat the subdermal

tissue (collagen layer) to a specific internal

temperature. The physician uses the

Thermal Image Guidance to monitor external

temperatures and ensure the safety

of the skin, both inside and outside. Most

procedures last less than an hour and are

followed up with a gentle wrap.

Downtime following this procedure is

minimal, with most patients resuming

normal activities as early as the next day

without any discomfort or bruising.

Results can be noted immediately but

can take up to three months to see maximum

improvement. Generally, most patients

only need a single treatment, but if

warranted, a second treatment could

be administered a few months

after the first treatment.

These treatments are

not meant to replace

a traditional

face or neck lift

for cases where

more comprehensive

care is

required, but

if one is trying

to avoid surgery,

radio frequency


can offer

marked esthetic

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only to the neck, but

to other parts of

the body where excess

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Dr. Thomas C. Balshi

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54 April 2017 |

Spinal Decompression Therapy

from The Conde Center

Spinal Decompression Therapy is an FDA approved,

noninvasive, procedure that relieves back pain and

other problems associated with spinal disc injuries and

degeneration. The Conde Center utilizes a state-of-theart

spinal decompression machine that gently relieves

pressures between vertebrae; increasing flexibility in

spinal muscles and ligaments while promoting the

rehydration and retraction of herniated discs alleviating

pain, numbness and tingling.

A recent clinical study indicated that spinal decompression

therapy provided an immediate resolution

of symptoms for 86% of the participants while 84%

remained pain-free 90 days post-treatment.

Contact The Conde Center

today to find out more about

spinal decompression therapy

and all the other ways we can

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Board Certified

Chiropractic Neurologist

Decompression = Pain Relief

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health & beauty ║ Your Dental Health



it’s good for you!

BY Craig Spodak, DMD, PA

There are countless

benefits to having a

straight, healthy smile


Smiling is one of the easiest ways to boost

your health, and is the gateway to your happiness

and confidence. Americans spend

trillions of dollars every year trying to boost

health, focusing on supplements, the newest

fitness routines, diets and health care,

but don’t consider their smile in the mix.

However, not everyone enjoys all the healthful

benefits of a straight and vibrant smile if

they’re embarrassed to smile.

Eighty percent of Americans suffer from

some level of malocclusion or imperfect position

of the teeth when the jaws are closed.

This crowding of the teeth not only leaves

us embarrassed to smile, but often results

in gum disease, decay, bone loss, and ultimately

tooth loss. Once affected, these

dental ailments will all prove to be both uncomfortable

and costly. They can even have

devastating ramifications for your overall

health and wellbeing, contributing to a

greater risk of systemic infection, heart disease,

diabetes, low birth weight, and more.

If this sounds like you or someone you

know, don’t worry because there is help on

the dental horizon.

56 April 2017 |


Beyond the immediate health benefits of

straighter teeth, there are many emotional

and social benefits to flashing a bright, beautiful

smile. Did you know smiling not only

reduces stress but also lowers your heart

rate? Or that smiling increases productivity,

boosts your immune system, increases

attention and makes you look younger? It

is statistically proven that those who smile

more feel better about their lives and circumstances.

That’s because smiling releases

chemicals in the brain that trigger a “happiness

response” that not only builds a sense

of confidence, optimism and satisfaction,

but also helps to boost the immune system

to perform better and protect us from harm.

Additionally, people who smile freely are

typically perceived as more approachable,

more positive, and more trustworthy.


Don’t hide your inner health, beauty and

confidence behind pursed lips. Invisalign®

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and underbite, all while allowing you

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health & beauty ║ Body Beautiful

The Buddy System

By Ashley Sica

Lacking some motivation for your workout these days? A gym buddy

just might be the solution to your workout blues! Here are 5 reasons

why getting your sweat on with a friend may improve your health and

{give you that motivation you need to get your gym mojo back on!

3. Good Ole’ Support

Because we’re all human, at some point

you’ll probably feel like throwing in the

towel for various reasons. However, the

support from your workout partner will

most likely be just what you need to stay on

track. A good workout buddy will be there

to listen to your woes and then to tell you to

get your butt back in the gym, just like any

good friend would! The support you will

both offer each other will be immeasurable.

4. Buddy Assessments

It’s difficult to view yourself objectively.

When it comes to your fitness progress,

you may not notice how your strength and

endurance is improving or that you’ve lost

weight or gained muscle over time. Your

workout buddy can view you more objectively

and remind you of your progress.

Having that validation can help bolster

your self-esteem and keep your motivation

levels high.

1. Accountability

It’s one thing to bail on your own workout,

but it’s much harder to ditch a workout

when you’re letting your workout buddy

down. Having a workout partner means

planning your workouts in advance to accommodate

each other’s schedules - and

once it’s scheduled, it’s much more likely

that you’re going to follow through. So

when you’re feeling lazy and want to skip

your workout, having the accountability of

a workout buddy will greatly increase your

chances of making that workout happen!

2. Try New Workouts

Sometimes it can be intimidating walking

into a new environment…new workout,

new people etc. That’s where your

workout buddy comes into play! Having

a friend there with you can make the experience

much less intimidating and definitely

a lot more fun!

5. Step Up Your Game

Let’s be honest, we as human beings

like to compete with one another. Having

a workout buddy who is just a little fitter,

just a little stronger than you are will keep

you on your toes and striving for a little

more in your workout. By trying to keep

up with them, you will challenge yourself

in ways that you cannot do alone.

Ashley Sica Fitness

Transformation Studio

851 SE 6th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483


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special feature ║ LEIGHton DESIGN GROUP

The Brightest Design Stars


By diane feen



you mention the words Leighton Design

Group accolades come tumbling from the sky.

The full service design firm understands

that light, space and size intersect at all angles

of interior and exterior spaces. They also

understand that harmony is not just a verbal

command but something worked at with

passion and zeal.

And that’s exactly what they do.

Founder Chris Leighton knew by age 11

that design was his passion. He got a degree

in architecture and in 1979 became the

Design Director for Club Med in the Middle

East, Africa and the Mediterranean. In 1989

he started his own Design firm in Rochester,

New York and ten years ago he opened a Delray

Beach office.

Let’s just say there are a lot of people very

happy with his decision. “Before finding

Leighton I didn’t like any of the designers I

met because they tried to impose their vision

on me. I collect mid-century modern furniture

and have a strong design sense. Leighton

made my home comfortable and warm with

simple clean lines. Their work is so good I

hired them to design six other projects for

me,” said retired lawyer Fred Tanne.

Tanne isn’t the only one singing Leighton

praises. Everyone who works with them is

smitten with their professionalism and design

sense. When they finished the lobbies

and common areas of the Chalfonte Condominium

it was praised by all who entered.

“After seeing the Chalfonte everyone wanted

their lobbies like that. It created a huge buzz,”

said Senior Designer Rebecca Brown

That buzz continues – not just for designing

elegant condo lobbies and homes - but

photo by melissa korman

for high-end salons and spas, fine restaurants,

hotels, urban lofts and sprawling

beach-front homes.

They also work for some of the top names

in construction. Leighton designed the lobby

and interior of the celebrated Seagate Hotel,

and the luxurious four-story Yacht Club

townhouses for Seaside Builders. Their work

on the Barrier Island has become legend for

its elegant clean lines and delicate approach

to light and spatial harmony.

To understand the scope of Leighton Design

Group it’s important to know they are

a full scale Design firm. That means they do

everything from conception to completion

including drawings, picking out all hard finishes

(such as flooring, colors, backsplashes,

materials, furniture and lighting) and everything

else in between. If a client wants a

turnkey home they will stock the fridge, buy

linens and make it live-in ready. “We can create

an open floor plan, knock down walls and

transform space into something of beauty,”

said Brown.

Their work is just as diverse as the projects

they are commissioned. But one thing

is constant - Their design vision is always in

sync with the clients.

“We listen to our clients and make sure our

goals are what they envision for their space.

Some people want a family environment,

others want high energy and still others want

tranquility. We keep track of every detail that

goes into a project so the client is happy and

stress free,” said founder Chris, who is the

ultimate design genius and amenable head

coach of a staff of 20.

Leighton is devoted to making sure every

detail is of equal importance so client’s

homes (or businesses) match their design

aspirations. Chris calls it working holistically.

“We make sure that every aspect you visually

encounter is coordinated with every item

chosen. We make sure the flow from space to

space is smooth - taking into account visual

appeal, acoustics, ergonomics, sustainability

and budget.”

Leighton is known for their sleek clean

design sensibility that they call Organic Minimalism.

But when it comes to their code of

design ethics their completed spaces range

the gamut of the personalities they encounter.

Retired attorney Gary Lachman is proof

of that theory. The former Washington

DC resident moved from a two-bedroom

1,900-square-foot apartment to a three story

3,900-square-foot home. The only problem

was that his new space – according to him –

was a “heinous tableau of terrible color with

dismal lighting.”

But now he’s singing a new tune. “They

painted my walls white and added fantastic

fixtures. There are quartz crystal lights,

Halogen and LED lighting. The foyer has a

fixture with 25 crystals suspended at varying

heights in different shapes. We used my furniture,

but also bought new things. Rebecca

reminded me of a conductor in charge of an

orchestra. She pulled it all together – taking

my art – recognizing all the positives and embellishing

on them. She was also sensitive to

my taste and lifestyle. Most designers come

with a sense of what your place ‘should look

like’ and they don’t allow you to be you.”

Brown is equally as passionate as Chris.

The daughter of a successful designer she

was introduced to the world of color and

shape as a child. “I’ve been ingrained in this

business my whole life. My mom (who was a

designer) brought me to houses and showed

me color palates and design ideas for years.”

Leighton Design Group has been profiled in

prestigious publications such as Luxe Design,

The New York Times and Hospitality Design

and their projects go from coast to coast and

global. What distinguishes this firm from others

is their modern design sense and client focus.

“We cater to whatever a clients’ vision is.

We make their dreams become a reality. We

can create open floor plans, knock down walls

and transform space,” said Brown.

They also follow up on all projects to ensure

that the finished product meets – and

exceeds – clients’ expectations. “Years later

we return to freshen and update. We’re

proud of the reputation and accolades we’ve

earned, but it’s the lasting relationships

we’ve built with our clients that we value the

most,” said Chris.


1020 South Federal Hwy. Ste. 104

Delray Beach, FL 33483

(561) 865-7191 | April 2017 61

special feature ║ tommy dott coaching

photo by melissa korman

Tommy Dott, Personal Transformation Coach

Transforming Life At A Crossroads...

Tommy Dott Coaching

By Martin LenkowskY



and every one of us shares the same three basic needs:

love, safety, and belonging, explains Tommy Dott, a certified

personal transformation and relationship recovery coach.

He says his approach is to “go a little

deeper” than would a life coach. “I help

my clients transform emotional habits

and beliefs that slow them down or stop

them from getting what they want,” Tommy


Tommy uses volleyball as an analogy to

illustrate how we tend to hold ourselves

back. “One side of the net is where you are

now,” he says. “The other side of the net is

where you want to be.”

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However, there stands an obvious obstacle.

“The net standing between the two

places represents all the ‘junk’ our brains

conjure up when it feels that love, safety

or belonging might get compromised.”

It’s a sad, but true fact: life isn’t always

a dozen red roses. People are always dealing

with a myriad of problems whether relationship

related, financial, dealing with

body image or grappling with uncertainty.

The list goes on.

Tommy refers back to our three basic human

needs. “After a breakup, people often get

stuck and overwhelmed. As a relationship

recovery coach, I talk a lot about fear, guilt,

or the feeling of ‘not being good enough’.”

But, and please pardon the cliché, all

is far from lost - even for the brokenhearted.

“In reality, that’s the best time to

experience freedom and a personal reinvention,”

Tommy explains, “but negative

feelings sneak in first.”

Getting back to our metaphorical volleyball game, Tommy

views the net as being the “hooks” that make us hesitant when

trying to make forward movement. In the case of a tough

breakup, the hooks are fear and uncertainty. “The trick is to

recognize when the negative hook enters your mind.” he says.

“When it gets you, you want to change that negative hook into

something positive. A big part of my coaching is turning those

hooks into empowering moments.”

Tommy is a seasonal Delray Beach resident. He resides the

rest of the year on Cape Cod where he co-owns and runs an

inn and wellness studio. He maintains an office to see his clientele

up north, but also does a lot of coaching on the phone

and via Skype. “I can work with clients from anywhere in the

world,” he says.

Originally from Westchester County, N.Y., he became certified

as a coach two years ago. During his training, he experienced

transformation coaching from both sides. “I experienced

the power of changing your mental conversation as

both coach and client,” he says. During that time he also became

certified in meditation instruction and stress reduction.

He says when clients talk to him about their fears and anxieties,

he explains to them that each of those moments are actually

opportunities. He cites the case of an artist client who

would “struggle with self-doubt” every time she had to show

her work to a gallery owner. “She would say, ‘I hope they like

my work,’ but ‘want and hope’ are hedging your bets on something

you have no control over,” Tommy explains with a smile.

“I asked her to change “I hope” to ‘I wonder.’ Make everything

an adventure!”

Tommy Dott Coaching offers a “5-week Tune-up” and a “10

week Total Transformation” program that can be viewed on

his site.




Branding. Marketing. Web. / 561.450.6721

Tommy Dott


Transform fear and uncertainty into empowerment | April 2017 63

A large sailing chart of the West Indies

adorns a wall in his shop. The Goldsmith

shop is small, cozy, quaint and filled with

many tools of the artisan/jewelry trade.

There’s a multi-colored assortment of pliers

in a rack he built himself. There’s also a

book shelf filled with various books on jewelry.

“I’m doing this because I love this,” he

says. “It’s like a hobby. The customers are

nice. They like my work. I’ve also done art

shows in the past, but not anymore.”

At that point, a young woman walks into

his shop with two necklaces that need soldering.

She also leaves him a watch that

needs a battery replaced. In addition to creative

jewelry, Tom also does watch repair,

band shortening, as well as gold and silver

soldering. The atmosphere in The Goldspecial

feature ║ The Goldsmith Shop

Combining Artistry with Jewelry

The Goldsmith Shop

By Martin LenkowskY

photos by melissa korman

{It comes as no surprise that Tom Fritch, a master goldsmith and

craftsman, came to own a downtown (Pineapple Grove) Delray

Beach jewelry store; he was simply fulfilling a lifetime dream.

“I knew I wanted to move to Florida and be a jeweler,” he says.

Some tools of the trade

64 April 2017 |

tom fritch At his workbench

Tom owns The Goldsmith Shop, 140 NE

2nd Ave., Suite 12, in My Salon Suites. He

combines art and jewelry under the same

roof. “I’m a creative jeweler. I’m a bench

jeweler,” he says describing his artisan approach

to jewelry making. “I’ve always liked

the tools. I’m more of an artist. I’ve done

sculpturing. I even sold a piece.”

He takes out a scrapbook photo of the

rather unique sculpture he sold. It’s an allbrass

replica of the iconic Wright’s brother’s

aircraft. He sold it to a friend who owned a

bar/restaurant near the Allentown, PA airport.

“So he wanted to keep it with an airplane

theme.” Tom says. “I used the money

to pay for a trip to San Diego.”

Tom, a Pennsylvania native, attended Lehigh

University and studied (electrical) engineering.

He worked for two major corporations

in the engineering field. However, he

had a dream, and knew it was time to make

his move. He did it with a truly unique touch

back in 1976. “I got on my boat and sailed

from New Jersey to Florida,” he says, adding

he also did a considerable amount of sailing

in the Caribbean and the Bahamas as well.

Installing a watch battery

smith Shop is also quite soothing with Frank Sinatra’s “I Love

Paris” playing softly in the background.

“I like to do creative work, one-of-a-kind pieces,” he says,

pointing out some of his most unique creations, including a

striking gold cross pendant with a Jewish star in its center. “I can

do anything. I’m not a manufacturer.”

Tom proudly displays samples of some of the many rings he’s

created. He’s now working on re-doing a pair of earrings made

from sea shells. “The shells are broken. I’m going to repair them,”

he says. “I’m at a point that if a job looks interesting, why not do it?”

It will be three years next month that Tom’s shop has been at

its current location.

The Goldsmith Shop is not the first jewelry business he owned.

In 1980 he opened his first jewelry store called “Jewelry Works”

in North Fort Lauderdale. Tom opened his second jewelry store

in 1985 in Boca Raton called “The Boca Goldsmith.” In 2001 he

moved to another Delray Beach jewelry store and leased a small

repair and jewelry design shop. In 2014, he opened the Goldsmith


Tom’s creative side has always been present, even when he

was still working at an engineering firm. “I had a little silver shop

in Pennsylvania,” he says.

A lot of what Tom does has been self-taught, he says. “I learned

to do quartz watches.” Plus, he has taken a lot of art courses – especially

in the art of sculpture – he says. Tom specializes in both

antique and contemporary jewelry repairs, diamonds, precious

gems, and pearl stringing. He is also certified in Rolex repairs. The

Goldsmith Shop does individually-crafted, custom designs. Watch

batteries are installed while you wait.

The Goldsmith Shop

140 NE 2nd Ave., Suite 12, Delray Beach, FL 33444

(Inside My Salon Suites) 561-827-1788

Fabricating a ring | April 2017 65

special feature ║ Conde Center for Chiropractic Neurology

Conde Center for

Chiropractic Neurology

A Technological Achievement in Medicine

{By Diane Feen

photos by melissa korman

Dr. Conde established the Conde Center for Chiropractic Neurology

with a goal of transitioning patients from pain and neurological

dysfunction to wellness. “I realized quickly that this grandiose

endeavor could only be attained with an astute examination, worldclass

staff and the most innovative equipment,” said Dr. Conde.

Dr. Conde measuring balance with the CAPS unit

Dr. Pugh treating a patient with

Class IV High POWer Laser Therapy

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There are less than one thousand Board

Certified Chiropractic Neurologists in the

country. Dr. Conde is one of them. His approach

to healthcare utilizes advanced neurological

rehabilitation in conjunction with

traditional physical medicine.

He graduated Summa Cum Laude (and was

Valedictorian of his class) at Parker College of

Chiropractic in Dallas, and completed three

years of post-doctorate training in neurology.

Dr. Conde’s post- graduate training in healing

modalities advanced his desire to help those

who can’t help themselves. “My desire has

trickled down to my staff, including my ‘star’

associate physician (as I affectionately refer

to her), Dr. Alycia Pugh.

The Conde Center for Chiropractic Neurology

has a loyal following that come for the

latest advancements in rehabilitation, orthopedic

and neurological state-of-the-art care.

“The demand for this type of non-invasive

treatment has increased and so has our practice

size. The Conde Center for Chiropractic

Neurology occupies almost 4,400-squarefeet

in downtown Delray.”

The technological advances used in the office

include Class IV Laser Therapy that treats

orthopedic conditions such as Neuropathy,

Sports Injuries, Plantar Fasciitis, Rheumatoid

Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Shoulder,

Back and Knee Pain. “We can accelerate the

healing and kick-start the regenerative capacity

of tissues. It also decreases the healing

time tenfold and is highly effective in reducing

inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms,

stiffness and pain,” said Dr. Conde.

Their Whole Body Vibration Therapy is a

state-of-the-art body vibration cage that accelerates

muscle strength much faster than

traditional rehabilitation. It also helps to

mineralize bones, makes them stronger and

increases their flexibility. Research has demonstrated

that WBVT aids in the prevention

and treatment of osteoarthritis osteoporosis,

neck-back pain and sports injuries.

Studies have shown that spinal surgery

is not always the best remedy for spinal orthopedic

conditions. That’s why Dr. Conde

is so bullish on his Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

Therapy (NSSDT). “It works

wonders for the treatment of herniated

discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, lower back

and neck pain.” Clinical studies have shown

that 86 percent of patients that did NSSDT

had immediate symptom relief, while 84%

remained symptom free for 90 days.

“For NSSDT you lie down and a patient

specific protocol is entered into a computer

that simulates an anti-gravity effect on your

back. This helps herniated material return to

its normal position and stop pain. The treatment

is gentle, painless with intermittent

pulling of the back,” said Dr. Conde.

The Computerized Dynamic Posturography

(or CAPS) measures the nuances of balance.

It is used as a detection tool for diagnosing

brain dysfunction in its earliest stage.

As the individual makes small movements

the sensitive detectors in the platform (under

the person) detects and transmit subtle

information to a computer. “The information

is utilized to determine alterations for center

of pressure (or sway) and aides in the calculation

of the direction and amount of sway.

This helps us formulate a precise diagnosis

for rehabilitation.”

The Conde Center is also using a revolutionary

diagnostic and rehabilitative tool

called the Dynavision D2. It works on areas

of the brain responsible for problem solving,

timing, sequencing, planning, thought processes

and coordination.

“When using the D2, the patient manually

compresses targets made of 64 blinking LED

lights. The information is then recorded and

attention is placed on speed and sequence.”

The Dynavision D2 has been utilized in

many studies; including one the Conde Center

was involved in with the Upledger Institute

and the Ricky Williams Foundation.

“This study neurologically assessed retired

National Football League players who had

at least one concussion in their career. The

results were astounding because the players

displayed numerous deficiencies in

brain activity.”

Dr. Conde observing a patient rehabilitating with the DynaVISION D2

Dr. Conde observing eye movements

utilizing VNG Technology

Dr. Pugh analyzing a digital x-ray taken on-site

The Interactive Metronome (IM) is a therapeutic

assessment and training program that

improves attention, concentration, motor

planning and sequencing. Improvements in

those areas results in stronger motor control

and coordination, enhanced balance

and gait and improved language and cognition.

IM provides a structured, goal-oriented

program that challenges the patient to synchronize

a range of whole body exercises to a

precise computer-generated beat.

“When the brain’s functional networks are

synchronized, the neurons are able to fire

efficiently and rhythmically. This improves

executive functions such as problem solving,

planning, short term memory, coordination,

and balance,” said Dr. Conde.

VISUALEYES VNG - Video Nystagmography

Testing is the gold standard in the

assessment of physiological lesions in the

central nervous system and vestibular system.

This information is important to the chiropractic

neurologist because it allows them

to pin-point what side the problem is on and

where in the brain the problem can be found.

“Therapeutic outcomes are improved

drastically because of this tool. The VNG also

allows for a targeted treatment plan with emphasis

on the deficient regions of the brain.

The goal is to promote neuroplasticity, the

brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming

new neural connections in response to

targeted stimuli in the areas that are underfunctioning,”

said Dr. Conde.

The Conde Center for Chiropractic Neurology

also offers resistance training with stateof-the

art equipment, a radiology suite for

digital-rays and massage therapy. They treat

back and neck pain, numbness and tingling,

sciatica, sports related injuries, vertigo, dizziness

and balance disorders, traumatic brain

injuries and auto injuries, just to name a few.

“My mission is to make a permanent

change in a person’s life and in their health.

Our main objective is to insure the health and

well being of our patients. That is why I chose

neurology as my specialty, and it also why I

seek out – and invest in - cutting edge equipment.

We pride ourselves on offering the least

invasive treatments with the best results.”

Conde Center for Chiropractic Neurology

401 W. Atlantic Ave - Suite 014

Delray Beach, FL 33444

561.330.6096 | April 2017 67

special feature ║ scratch car

Fast, Affordable Service and ‘House Calls’

scratch car

By Martin LenkowskY

photos by melissa korman

{It’s one of those things that always seems to happen to the other

guy, but lo and behold; this time it was this writer’s turn. I parked

my leased Toyota Camry in an uncrowded Publix parking lot for just

a few short minutes, and in my brief absence, someone managed to

put a few noticeable nicks and scratches on the right front fender.

At first I tried a little do-it-yourself paint

brush up. Big mistake; it still looks lousy. Being

I’m really not the owner, I always knew deep

down I’ll have to deal with it professionally

someday. Enter Scratch Car in Delray Beach!

For a low price ($150) and guaranteed fine

quality, I can return my car looking good as new

to the dealer, said manager Fernando Rezende.

Scratch Car, located at 1 Linton Blvd, Bay

19 (on the northwest corner of Linton and

Dixie Highway), is far from your usual auto

paint and repair shop. “We give quick and fast

68 April 2017 |

service with fair pricing,” Fernando said. “Our

prices are lower. We get it done quicker without

jeopardizing quality. We try to accommodate

our customers.”

Fernando says Scratch Car can handle all

types of body repairs including, full collision,

painting, fixing scratches, molding, fender and

bumper repair - all in a timely manner. If your

vehicle needs body work, all you need to do is

make an appointment at Scratch Car, and their

team of trained technicians can focus on your

car only. “When you come in to pick up your

Manager Fernando Supervising his team

car,” Fernando said, “it will be ready.” If you

take your damaged vehicle to most body/paint

shops, your car will be just one of maybe 50

cars there waiting their turn for repair. “It’s like

a production line. We work by appointment so

the techs will be working on only your car. It’s

like going to the dentist,” he said. “They only see

you at a specific time.”

And Scratch Car also offers something quite

unique to its happy patrons: their skilled technicians

can come directly to your home or office.

They have seven mobile units. “Anything

that doesn’t require too much body work, we

can do at (your) home,” Fernando said, adding

they can paint your car, and remove most minor

dents and scratches at your very own doorstep.

Fernando says their “house call” service is

available by appointment only Monday to Friday.

Scratch Car’s mobile technicians have all

the tools and equipment with them to get the

job done right. Plus, these off-site repairs are

available in parts of both Palm Beach and Broward

counties. However, “heavy repairs” need

to be done at the shop. Scratch Car uses the

newest, most innovative products available to

give your car fast, prompt service. Today’s auto

paint contains newer, fast-drying chemicals.

Scratch Car owner Adrian Cardoso opened

his business because he was growing tired of

waiting for things that take too long. He wanted

a body shop that could get the job done quickly

for its customers. Not only did the owner want

to save his clientele time, but money as well by

keeping his prices low.

All of their technicians are well trained in

Brosley masking the car for paint

Thiago Spraying a car

all areas of auto repair. This way, each technician

can do all the work on every car, unlike

the traditional assembly-line approach most

body shops employ. In the more traditional

body shops, some people are trained to paint,

whereas others might be limited to only fender

work. At Scratch Car, one technicians can do the

entire repair from start to finish.

Scratch Car will work with your insurance

company and, to show they appreciate their

customers, they offer a 20 percent discount on

your first visit; 25 percent on your second visit;

and a 30 percent discount on your third visit.

Scratch Car is a “full collision” body shop.

They specialize in all facets of bumper paint and

repair. Services include repairs for scratches,

scrapes, moldings, mirror covers, minor repair

on fenders, quarter panels and related parts.

Scratch Car

1 Linton Blvd. (Bay 19)

(the NW corner of Linton and Dixie Highway)

Delray Beach, FL 33444

561-278-2866 | April 2017 69

special feature ║ Dizzy Rock Furniture

Step into another world of ‘eclectic’ furniture and décor at

Dizzy Rock Furniture

By Nicol Jenkins

photos by melissa korman

Dizzy Rock Faux Fur Barstools

{The moment you step inside Dizzy Rock Furniture, you

feel like you are in another world. Each room and every

corner of the store is filled with colorful eclectic art and

unique furniture and décor for the home or business.

From a King’s throne chair made of gold

beads, and a “Coco Loco” table lamp shaped like

a “Coco Chanel” logo, bright red blown glass

lighting, to Zebra print bar stools, vinyl flooring

and customized brightly colored pillows and

rugs, Dizzy Rock Furniture has a wide variety of

statement pieces to accent anyone’s living room,

bedroom, hotel lobby or nightclub. They also

decorate salons, spas, bars, hotels and more.

Like the name of the store, customers experience

a “dizzying” feeling as they become

mesmerized by the many one-of-a-kind home

furnishings and décor pieces. Where else can

you find a Lora Zombie art-block of Amy Winehouse,

or a black Faux Moose Head sculpture for

your living room wall, a vintage bike sofa to add

Seamstress Emelda working on A New One Of A Kind Piece

Fabulous Gold Leaf Penguin

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character to your family room, or a psychedelic

Candy Lip pillow to spice up your bedroom.

“This is not your typical furniture store. I

wanted to do something different,” said owner

Steven Andrew Wellington, who’s also the artist,

decorator and designer.

Growing up in the furniture business working

in his family’s store in New York, Steven

grew to love the art side and wanted to make his

mark on the furniture scene one day… And he

did. Coupled with his experience of decorating

the interiors and exteriors of yachts, the owner

decided to open the store in Delray Beach.

“My family was in the business and I grew up

learning about furniture, but I wanted to put my

own spin on it. I felt the furniture world needed

something a little wild,” said Steven.

At Dizzy Rock Furniture, you can transform

your home to match your own quirky style

or accent a room with something that your

guests will be amazed by. They truly have the

most unique furniture, décor and accessories

that you can’t find anywhere else. You can

shop for eclectic, unique and fabulous home

furniture and décor. They also offer custom

upholstery and can bring old furniture and

chairs back to life!

“I can take someone’s old couch and turn it

into something cool and modern. We are capable

of doing anything to a piece of furniture,”

said the owner, adding, “People are furnishing

their entire homes from the store. They walk in

and are surprised that I can make their old furniture

look new. My goal is to inspire people to

do something more creative with furniture and

their homes. It should reflect your personality

and something you like.”

Steven searched all over for the perfect statement

furniture pieces, lightning, and décor; in

addition, the store offers many famous artwork

from around the work. Regulars are now donating

some items from their garage and estate

sales to the owner, and then he creates his

masterpieces. They have two warehouses in the

back of the store for upholstery work where

they make pillows and give your old furniture

a makeover.

Steven is proud of the store and happy to

make someone’s living room happier and

brighter. Many of his customers become regulars

and become “addicted” to the artwork and

statement furniture pieces.

“As a kid, I always wanted to open a furniture

store with items that would last forever. We offer

many statement pieces that you can use in

your home so when guests walk in they will

be amazed,” said Steven, adding, “It’s rewarding

when people walk into the store and their

mouths drop. I get such a kick out of it. People

are loving what they are seeing and it means

more than anything to me! If you do what you

love to do, the money will come anyway; everything

falls into place.”

His customers agree and praise the store’s

friendly staff and its eclectic mix of décor.

“Completely unique in its own way, definitely

a must see. I would suggest just stopping by to

take a walk around if you are driving by. You’re

sure to be at least entertained by the “dizzying”

variety of objects and furniture in this store!

The employees are very nice, too. Naturally,

some of the most intriguing items can be quite

pricey, but don’t be alarmed - they have plenty

of things that are not so pricey AND they have

sales often because they are always getting new

things!” stated one customer.

Another customer added, “Such a super

cool, rock n roll, furniture store. Pop art and

pillows too, glammy beyond words. Very

friendly and helpful employees. I bought a

Pharrel Kitty pillow. What’s that? Go and find

out. You will not regret popping in on this fab

furniture fun-spot.”

Dizzy Rock Furniture is for unique personas

who want to bring their home or business

to life! Decorate your home, salon, office, restaurant,

bar, or nightclub. They customize and

make your visions come true. Check out their

Facebook page and website!

Dizzy Rock Furniture

3860 N Federal Highway

Delray Beach FL 33483


Exclusive Erce Creeem Painting on Canvas

Posh Home Dècor Featuring Gold INSIde Out Bookcase

Custom Sofa by Dizzy Rock #OneOfAKind | April 2017 71

special feature ║ delray beach open

The 25th Annual

Delray Beach Open

Attracted Record Crowds

{By Danielle Quintero

Delray Beach painted the town yellow once again during the

Delray Beach Open, which took place on February 17-26,

celebrating 25 years ofworld-class tennis in the ‘Most Fun

Small Town in America’ (USA Today/Rand McNally).

Generating record attendance and worldwide

attention, the tournament welcomed

more than 63,000 guests throughout the

10-day stretch while Global media coverage

showcased Delray Beach when reaching more

than 50 million households in the U.S. and 66

million abroad through the Tennis Channel

and other media partners. The 25th annual

Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) signs autographs for fans

photo by Hal Goldman

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event broke an attendance record by nearly

10,000 guests, making it the most well attended

event the tournament has hosted to date.

The Team USA trio of James Blake, Mardy-

Fish and Vince Spadea won the ATP Champions

Tour event for the second consecutive

year. In ATP World Tour singles competition,

American Jack Sock claimed his second title

of 2017 thanks to an impressive run to the final

without losing a single set, leaving Delray

Beach unblemished as top-seeded opponent,

Milos Raonic withdrew from the tournament

due to a slight right hamstring tear. Following

the tournament, Sock moved to a new

career-high ranking of No. 18 in the world,

entrenching the feisty Yank as the top American

on the ATP Tour. In Doubles, No. 2 seeds

Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram defeated

Treat Huey and Max Mirnyi 7-5, 7-5, to claim

the 2017 Delray Beach Open ATP World Tour

tandem title. Klaasen won his first Delray

Beach title and Ram won his second (2011).

The duo recorded their fourth title together

since forming the team in 2015.

The popular and charismatic Delray Beach

Open VolleyGirls, the only dance team representing

an ATP event, were back this year igniting

the crowds, promoting the tournament

in community events and lending a hand

to the many on-site social and community

events that took place throughout the Open.

The 2017 Delray Beach Open VolleyGirls

photo by Jim Greene

Participants of ECTF/USta Florida Kidz

Day pose for a picture post clinic

photo by Hal Goldman

The tournament’s “Delray Beach Open

Cares” program continued to provide for

the community, collecting over 2,500 lbs.

of canned food donations at the Food Drive

sponsored by Champion Porsche and benefiting

the Community Food Pantry, hosting

a complimentary clinic for 20 Aceing Autism

participants during championships weekend

and partnering with American Cancer Society

to raise funds and program awareness

during Presidents’ Day weekend, including

playing the final day of ATP Champions Tour

matches with pink tennis balls.

This year’s Open also featured a variety

of social events and entertainment with

world-class tennis serving as the perfect

backdrop for guests to mix and mingle and

enjoy featured cuisine from Delray eateries

and exclusive wine tastings in the VIP Clubhouse

Lounge provided by Copper Cane

Wines and Provisions.

Between matches, tournament guests

enjoyed local music acts performing original

works on the live music stage hosted by

Delray Beach’s own Ian Caven and works of

art from two local artists who were commissioned

by the Open to create an installation

at the front entrance of the tournament, as

well as a mural within the tournament gates.

West Palm Beach muralist, Eduardo

Mendieta was tasked with creating an abstract

design that depicts both the rich history

of tennis and the seaside lifestyle that

is ever-present in Delray Beach. With this

in mind, Mendieta painted a mural incorporating

the swing of a tennis serve into rolling

waves of the ocean. Boca Raton-based

artist, Agata Ren, incorporated a real tennis

net into her installation at the entrance of

the tournament and weaved yellow fabric

through the net to spell out the words, “Delray

Beach Open,” paired with bright blue and

pink sails serving as a backdrop and providing

a vibrant and colorful welcome for tournament


Tennis stars weren’t the only athletes in

the mix this year. Florida Panther defenseman

and Canada native Jason Demers attended

the Delray Beach Open and Panther’s

Mascot Stanley the Panther was on-site for

photo-ops and giveaways. The Washington

Nationals NatMobile and promotional team

were also on-site promoting the MLB team’s

Kevin Anderson (RSA), winner of the Delray Beach Open’s

4th Annual Beach Olympics poses with Bjorn Fratangelo (USA)

Spring Training games in its new Ballpark of

the Palm Beaches facility in West Palm Beach.

The 2017 Delray Beach Open sponsors

included the City of Delray Beach as

the Title Sponsor and Champion Porsche

as the tournament’s official Auto Sponsor;

Diamond Sponsors: the Delray Beach

CRA, Boca Raton Resort & Club, Emirates,

Silversea and Outfront Media; Platinum

Sponsors: Delray Garden Center, Embassy

Suites, Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours and

Wyndham Boca Raton; Gold Sponsors: The

Buzz Agency, Campus Customs, Coca-Cola,

Curtain Bluff, ESPN West Palm, Fairfield Inn

& Suites- Marriott, Lucky in Love, Outside

the Ball, Discover The Palm Beaches, Palm-, Plexipave, Unique Travel

of Palm Beach Inc., USTA, USTA Florida, VIP

Caterers and Woo Creative.

The 2018 Delray Beach Open is already

set on the ATP World Tour calendar for February

16-25 at the Delray Beach Stadium &

Tennis Center on beautiful Atlantic Avenue

in Delray Beach, Florida. | April 2017 73

special feature ║ FeelThe.Love


Creates A Community Of ‘Wellness’ Entrepreneurs


photos by Matt Sturgess (4th Ave Photo & Video)

PROducts that pack a punch


“We have a saying in our team

that goes, “If I don’t live to be 122

years old, I will consider that a

premature death.”

A year ago, Joni Vincent spent countless

hours in meetings and on airplanes, well entrenched

in the corporate world. For years

she missed milestone events, family birthdays,

holidays and vacation time. Like many

who do the same, the price of missing out on

life became too high.

“It was starting to take its toll on my

health and relationships. I was losing precious

time with loved ones. The trade-off

was no longer worth it; I was trading my life

for a salary and the golden handcuffs of an

executive role,” said Joni.

After researching many alternative opportunities

and joining an entrepreneurial

mentor group, Joni was introduced to

a successful network marketing company,

called Jeunesse. Jeunesse’s primary focus

is on anti-aging, youth enhancement

and wellness.

“The company and its products blew me

away. The Founders of Jeunesse have partnered

with doctors and Nobel-nominated

scientists who are experts in their fields.

They are innovators in a global movement

of like-minded leaders who are changing

lives by providing a business platform with

groundbreaking products.”

After speaking with one of the company’s

directors, Joni decided to take the leap. She

resigned from what she calls the corporate

‘hamster wheel-of-death,’ and thus began

her next adventure. Joni founded FeelThe.

Love, whose primary mission is to help others

build their own business by partnering

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Y.E.S. Youth Enhancement System

with Jeunesse as independent distributors.

“My goal is to build an organization that

provides liberating business opportunities

using innovative, science-based products.

This company is founded on the simple idea

that everyone deserves a chance to live a

youthful, healthy life, while discovering true

financial freedom,” stated Joni.

Their mission statement? We’re a diverse

community of entrepreneurs creating a positive

impact in the world by helping people

create wealth and abundance, while experiencing

health and youthful vitality.

“I went from being motivated to exit the

rat race, to being completely inspired to

help hundreds of people build their own

businesses, regardless of their age, race

or current income. We’re helping people

change their lives through personal, professional

and leadership development. At

the end of day, we make money by selling

products; however, in this business you

can’t become truly successful unless you

are developing yourself and helping others

do the same,” added Joni.

The Jeunesse collection of products is

called the Youth Enhancement System.

Y.E.S. was carefully developed to combine

powerful benefits into a synergistic system

of skincare and supplements not found else-

where. All of the products are included in

multi-billion-dollar trending industries

such as Skincare, Nutrition, Weight

Management & Energy Drinks.

You can see Joni’s passion coming

through for the products and the company.

“There is something for everyone.

Whether you are a teenager, Gen X/Y, or

Baby Boomer, there are powerful, synergistic

benefits in everything we offer; and

the company continues to innovate with

ground-breaking science.”

Jeunesse is not only winning awards for

their products; they are the fastest growing

direct-selling company globally, having

made their first billion dollars within

six years. Furthermore, they were the

only direct selling company listed on the

Inc. 500 list in 2016.

From students to single parents and

retirees, Joni is helping many people start

their own business selling these wellness

& skincare products.

“I’m able to work with everyone from

students who leave university with a

mountain of debt, to single parents who

want to spend more time with their kids,

but need an income; or maybe someone

thinking of retirement, yet has no financial

way to retire. Or perhaps like me –

you are sick of the grind and know there

is something better out there.”

“You can start your own business from

your living room, dorm room or a coffee

shop,” added Joni. “Like any business, it

requires commitment, consistency and

persistence; but, it’s fun and tremendously

rewarding. If done right, it really

does provide the opportunity to live life

on your own terms.”

The coffee shop is my office

“Initially it was the money and time

freedom that attracted me to the business;

knowing that within just 12 months

I could be making the same amount of income,

or more, that I was earning in the

corporate world; however, as I started

working with other people and watching

their lives transform, the true rewards

and attraction comes from a combination

of an abundant income and the prospect

of changing lives.”

The business has grown globally, available

in over 150 countries. Joni is personally

focusing her time in the US, Latin

America, Northern Europe and South Africa.

She expects to expand her focus to

India as that market opens later this year.

Joni sells the Jeunesse products directly

through her retail website, or you can sign

up as a Preferred Customer to receive significant


Perhaps more importantly, Joni is looking

for people who want to build and grow

with her; people who want to join her

team, and build their own.

If you need a part-time supplemental

income to help you retire, get out of debt,

or out of that job you hate; if you are an

entrepreneur at heart who dreams of

starting your own business, or you simply

want more time with your family - I encourage

you to get directly in touch with

Joni and start living life on your terms!

Joni Vincent




An evening

with former

NFL quarterback

Todd Marinovich

The tumultuous journey of

a QB prodigy.

Join us in a face-to-face event with

former USC Trojans and LA Raiders

quarterback Todd Marinovich. It’s a

story that began as a child athlete

anointed to greatness, and how the

fame and pressure led to drug

addiction and an early end to a

promising career. But now, his family

and his art fuel his determination to

own up to past mistakes and live clean.

Overcoming adversity is something

everyone can relate to. Incite Talks is a

free community service that aims to

inspire with stories of courage and

personal triumph.

Free to the public

Wednesday April 19, 2017

5:00-7:30 p.m.

The Crest Theater, Old School Square

Delray Beach

Sponsored by:

Tickets available at

First 100 tickets downloaded

get into a private reception with

Todd Marinovich afterward. | April 2017 75

special feature ║ Changing Faces Makeup

Change Your Look With

Changing Faces Makeup

By Nicol JenkinS

If you are looking for a beauty change and want natural looking makeup

{ and skin care that lasts, search no further than Changing Faces Makeup.

Changing Faces Makeup offers the most

requested services in the beauty industry in

a brand new location. They have moved to a

new ‘state-of-the-art’ office, located at 7431

W Atlantic Ave Suite 33 in Delray Beach. The

new facility offers art and medical style to create

a relaxing professional atmosphere. They

are also celebrating another milestone of being

successful for 20 years in the business.

The local business owner and award winning

‘artist’ Rhonda Vacanti offers the highest

quality products and services including:

permanent makeup, anti-aging customized

facials, facial waxing, makeup lessons, a

brow bar, skin care products, Microneedling.

Dermaplaning, customized peels, Microdermabrasion,

and UltraSonic LED light

treatments. Hairstroke, feather brows, Microblading

and Digital Technology, eyeliner,

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Rhonda Vacanti, Board Certified Artist

photo by melissa korman

and lip liner and tinting are also available.

All of the estheticians and artists are fully

licensed by the state and health department.

“It is our goal to be your favorite place

to relax and leave looking gorgeous,” said

Rhonda. Some 20 years ago, the owner was

inspired to open the business to help others

look their best.

“I worked as an optician until 1997. I was

inspired by the loss of my husband to cancer,

and I had two young boys. I always loved

making women look beautiful,” said Rhonda.

Permanent Makeup demand has grown

rapidly from the young to the more mature

for those who desire a soft, natural enhancement

to their appearance. It is especially

valuable to people who can’t wear traditional

cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities;

active people who want to look their

best for sports activities such as swimming,

hiking, biking, tennis, aerobics; and those

who don’t want to worry about “sweating

off” or reapplying cosmetics. Permanent

Makeup also benefits the vision challenged

who have difficulty applying their cosmetics;

and others with dexterity related conditions

such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease,

multiple sclerosis, stroke survivors, and

busy people who don’t have time to spend

applying and refreshing makeup throughout

the day and evening. The permanent

makeup can last 1 to 3 years and is different

for each individual.

“I love giving women confidence in how

they see themselves. Having beautiful brows

and beautifully lined eyeliner can be just

what you need to feel and look younger,”

said the owner, adding, “Just adding brows

makes such a difference to your face. A face

is like a work of art and deserves beautiful

brows at any age.”

Microblading to enhance the look of your

eyebrows has also become one of the fastest

growing procedures in the beauty industry.

Rhonda and her staff are licensed and educated

in the procedure, while many techs

Conventional Makeup Lessons

Before and After - Hairstroke Technique

are learning in three-day workshops that are not approved

schools. The owner believes this is a serious issue in the tattoo

industry and many issues could occur including: being uninsured,

the needles, blood-borne pathogens, not trained, claims

that microblading is not permanent, lack of artistic ability, unlicensed

facilities and reuse of needles.

“Microblading is permanent makeup and the procedure

should be performed in a state licensed facility with health

department licenses clearly in view. You only have one face;

choose wisely and be informed by doing your homework. Make

sure to look at healed work of your artists; some artists steal

photos and claim it as their own work. Be sure to look for photo

consistency and style,” said Rhonda.

The owner finds an inner reward in helping others look fabulous

through the art of permanent makeup.

“I have many cases where a client is losing their vision or

their hands shake due to health conditions and my permanent

makeup gives them the self confidence to look fabulous again,”

said Rhonda, adding, “I also pride myself in mentoring hundreds

of technicians around the world. I own an organization

called ‘Techs Helping Techs’, a group of trained technicians. It’s

all about encouraging my colleagues and empowering women.

Over the last few years, we have had hundreds of artists from

all over the world come to Delray Beach for advanced training.”

The Delray Beach business owner is proud of her 20-year

milestone in the permanent makeup business and is excited to

expand with her new location.

“We are proud to now celebrate 20 years of experience and to

have performed over 17,000 procedures. Our office is an additional

training facility with state-of-the-art equipment,” said Rhonda.

Change your look for the better and for lasting results call

Rhonda at Changing Faces Makeup.

Changing FACES Makeup

7431 W Atlantic Ave Suite 33

Delray Beach, FL 33446

561-601-5106 | April 2017 77

special feature ║ kate rimkus

Cape Cod Kate

Maintain the Delray Beach lifestyle – Spend your summers on Cape Cod

By nicol jenkinS


Delray Beach is the perfect destination for snowbirds looking

to get outdoors and enjoy some sun, fun and relaxation

during the freezing winter months. When Delray gets hot and

sticky, where do the summerlings go? Cape Cod, of course.

For those Delray Beach residents searching

for a second home during the hot summer

months while still maintaining their active

lifestyle, look no further than Cape Cod.

Have the “best of both worlds” – Enjoy all

the great treasures of Delray then continue

your outdoor, physical lifestyle of golfing,

fishing, sunbathing, biking and running in

the summer or fall without giving up great

theater, restaurants, art galleries and nearby

interesting places to visit (the islands of Martha’s

Vineyard & Nantucket, Boston, NYC, the

rest of New England), by staying on Cape Cod.

Kate Rimkus is grateful that she has been

able to enjoy the ‘similar lifestyle’ on Cape

Cod, and wishes she had found Delray Beach

many years ago.

Don’t wait and wish! As a Realtor with

Robert Paul Properties, the leading luxury

agency on Cape Cod, Kate can help you enjoy

the “best of both worlds” too. As an experienced

Realtor – first honing her skills as a Senior

Project Manager with one of the world’s

top brands, Gillette – Kate’s professional

yet friendly approach ensures her clients

feel comfortable, educated and

supported from the start of the

process through closing and beyond.

Investing across the Cape

herself has given her a solid understanding

of appreciation,

cash flow & tax deferred

exchanges. Kate enjoys

the luxury of meeting

unique and interesting

people, traveling

the U.S. or Europe,

and here in the most

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It’s 9:00 pm and she’s in route to the hospital...

splendidly unique places in the world – Cape Cod and Delray. Let

Kate be your Cape Cod/South Florida Connection.

Imagine having a place to escape to when the weather gets

hot and sticky and sometimes windier than you would like.

June through October are especially delightful on “the Cape.”

Summer temperatures are typically in the high 70s and 80s. It

seldom gets really hot on Cape Cod. In an average year, there’s

just one day of 90-degree weather and the thermometer never

makes it to 100 °F. Well, let’s not jinx ourselves and say never!

If June through October seems like too much of a paradise

vacation, or too long to be away from home, you can always rent

the time you are not there to visitors from around the world.

Then, consider your time a “paid vacation.” There is always high

demand for vacation rentals.

“Cape Cod offers plenty of luxury properties and average

price homes. There are 15 towns on the Cape and each one offers

a different character and there is always something to do,”

said Kate. “In Cape Cod, you don’t have to put your lifestyle on

hold and hide indoors from the hot summer months. Delray

Beach and Cape Cod really offer the best of both worlds!”

2016 metrics such as shrinking inventory, decreasing dayson-market

and higher buyer demand suggest that 2017 may

shift from a buyers’ market to a balanced market so if you are

considering purchasing, “NOW is the time,” said Kate.

Robert Paul Properties, also in Boston, Cambridge and the

South Coast and recognized as the Top Real Estate Brokerage

in MA every year since 2013 by Inc. is a member (by invitation

only) of “The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.”

What does that mean to you? Kate will be happy to recommend

to you, your family or to a friend an excellent Realtor

anywhere in the world, including Palm Beach County. Have

children going to college away from home and are thinking

of purchasing an apartment instead of paying for on campus

living? Kate can help!

Whether you are interested in buying, or renting on Cape Cod

(or anywhere in the world for that matter), you too can have

the best of both worlds. Now is the time to call Cape Cod Kate!

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special feature ║ BEACHCOMBER ART

The Long Goodbye


By Diane Feen

photos by melissa korman


Beachcomber Art is part museum –

part creative sea shell extravaganza.

Owner Debbie Brookes has made this retail

emporium an homage to her love of sea

shells and its adornment possibilities. She has

embellished the likes of mermaids, large taxidermy

fish, lamps, mirrors, antique medicine

cabinets, companion urns and accessories of

all persuasions.

There is always something to admire at this

shop, and there is constant amazement over

how one woman could come up with all these

adorned masterpieces. But Brookes is that special

genius who never lets common sense get

in her way. Instead she hauls huge bags of sea

shells from faraway places and mixes them in

her cement mixer at home.

That’s what makes it sad that the shop will

close this July. It’s not a final farewell; it’s just

a change of places and spaces. “I am having a

retirement sale of 25 % off on all things made

by me. The rest will be sold online.”

That does not diminish the fact that you can

still buy an elaborate sea shell bra that Brooks

made for an Old School Square charity event

called “Save the Ta Tas.”

There are also dynamic crème-colored chandeliers

with twinkling lights and sea shells of

all texture and origin. Beachcomber mirrors

are still available adorned with sea glass, limpets,

chamber nautilus shells and sea shells.

Looking forward to traveling with my best friend once the studio closes

Another unique find at this eclectic shop of

shells are antique wood medicine cabinets that

decorate walls or cover up electric panels.

There are also oyster shells, glass and

mother-of-pearl decorative boxes and picture

frames gussied up with aqua frosted glass and

sea shells of varying color and shapes. The large

taxidermy fish that hangs on the store wall is a

rare find with abalone, mother-of-pearl, pink

sea urchins, moon shells and sand dollar shells.

If these names don’t sound familiar, don’t

worry most of us are in the dark when it comes

to the lightness of Brookes’ sea shelled being.

She knows what looks great together and what

will excite the visual senses. Of course everything

in the shop has a sea faring origin, and

that’s what makes it so bright and alluring.

Just ask restaurant blogger Cathy Pagano from

New York. “I walked in and saw the most beautiful

environment I’ve ever seen. It’s like an ocean-

Mixed seashells with seafoam colored glass

Mirrors and lamps embellished with seashells

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ography museum. I’m in love with everything.”

With such a fabulous pedigree and a passion

for the natural offspring of the sea, why is this

shop going to close?

“It’s unfortunate that small businesses

aren’t able to make a go of things because of

the rising rents. I discovered that my employees

were not trustworthy and I just couldn’t

put the hours in myself to cover the expenses.

I used to be open at night but I can’t do it anymore,”

said Brookes wistfully.

At first the thought of closing her decorative

house of creativity was not an option, but after

careful consideration it made sense. “Originally

it broke my heart to close, but after I found my

things in someone else’s store for sale, I decided

to close the store this summer.”

But for those who know Brookes they know

she will continue to create things of beauty. After

all this is a woman who has leapt from successful

career to successful career like a Wallenda.

She was a hairdresser (and salon owner) then a

florist and an artist. She is also going to continue

making decorative urns and boxes to hold the last

vestiges of our loved ones. She won’t be selling

them on Atlantic Avenue after July, but she will

be selling them online at

If you want to harken back to the days of

old Brookes has lanterns in painted glass with

reclaimed wood and candles. Add that to the

sea shell adorned lamps with raffia and you

have enough of the aquatic life to sustain you

through a winter in Long Island. If you need a

light to see your way into the future (or down

the hall of your house) then pick up a candle

holder with decorative reflective shells.

There is a rhyme and reason that goes beyond

the obvious here. “In my career as a hairdresser,

florist and artist I learned that it’s all

about balance. There’s positive and negative

space. It’s about taking things away and leaving

others behind.”

Stop by Beachcomber Art and say goodbye.

People like Brookes don’t come around very often.

We know that.


900 East Atlantic Ave

Delray Beach, Florida

(561) 315-5717 | April 2017 81

special feature ║ UNITY SCHOOL

Excellence In Education


By diane feen



photos by melissa korman

St – Laurent knows that education is more than just

reading, writing and arithmetic. So do parents who have

children at Unity School in Delray Beach.

They know their children are learning

about virtues, responsibility, computer science,

music, art, drama, good citizenship

and camaraderie. They also know that they

have a chance to play flag football, soccer,

Lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, tennis and

golf if they so desire (in grades 5 to 8).

But there’s a lot more to this 53-year-old

private school off Swinton Avenue – and it’s

not hidden from the naked eye. One of the

most unique – and coveted – is the emphasis

on virtues. You can see them posted on the

“peace walk” and listen to them in each classroom’s

stories, conversations and writing.

“We call these Lessons in Living and each

grade adopts four virtues each year. We talk

about these virtues once a week,” said St –

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Louis St-Laurent, Head of Unity School

Laurent, the leader of this exemplary educational


The virtues range from self-respect to

compassion, friendship, gentleness, peace,

cooperation and others. The school also values

academic excellence with a slant toward

real world sensibility. “We believe a 21st

century education has to get the child ready

for the world they’re going into – and that

changes every day. We also value imagination

and diversity and want our students to

be creators and innovators. That’s what the

world wants,” said St – Laurent.

He’s right. An education based on traditional

models is a nice thing to have but not

as valuable in the real world. As part of this

real world indoctrination comes computer

and science wizardry fit for a modern world

and a happy successful child.

Unity gives each student an iPad (they

even have an iPad cart that charges and

holds them) and many rooms are stocked

with both Mac and PC’s for student use and

discovery. Their Technology Integration

area is a large room with couches, laptop

computers and desktop stations for students

to feel their way into both education

and technology.

That’s the most profound part of Unity

School – they want learning to be inner

motivated, not outer restrictive. Getting an

education at this college-style campus is a

kaleidoscope of great intentions and even

greater inventions. Technology skills are

honed by teachers dedicated - and up to the

task - of leading children into the 21st century

via the technology revolution.

Students learn computer coding as early

as the third grade and are exposed to programming

tools used at MIT and other stateof-the-art

technologies. Just recently stu-

Individualization is key when learning

Grandparents Day allOWS the whole family to be involved in education

dents used 3-D printers and CAD programming to create cars

and animals in plastic. The cars were aerodynamically imposed

with CO2 cartridges that made them race down a track.

This is not ordinary learning – its extraordinary learning.

“My husband and I feel like we’ve hit the jackpot with Unity

School as it’s a true gem. Our children are receiving an exemplary,

well-rounded and challenging education in a supportive

environment surrounded by dedicated and passionate teachers

and administration,” said Nynke Henderson, whose children

Finn and Holland attend Unity.

A holistic education is what is so valued at Unity – by parents

and the staff. This includes a student run garden that grows

lettuce, broccoli, carrots and tomatoes. And guess what? The

vending machine has sensible food like yogurt, raisins, seaweed

snacks and veggie sticks. Add that to the no soda policy and you

have another of Unity’s great student-centric policies.

Students also have responsibilities to perform in the classroom.

This performance task is part and parcel of creating good

stewardship and citizenship. Each classroom has an organizer

on the wall with Dixie sticks and names of jobs such as Door

Holder, Greeter, Problem Solver, Messenger and Safe-Keeper.

It is things like this that impress – and instill respect – from

parents who think of Unity as their second home. “I could speak

for hours about Unity School. It’s more than just Academic Excellence,

it’s a school that truly believes and exists to teach the

Whole Child. Our teachers and administration are our family

and their goal is to ensure we are receiving the best education

in South Florida,” said Dawn Plasencia, whose daughters Lola

and Mia attend Unity.

Unity also has a gymnasium with theater-sized performance

stage and studios for art, music and TV production. Students learn

Spanish, take part in community service and character development.

The results are well-rounded students that are prepared for

competitive high school and college environments.

There’s also a gentility and family-centric focus on campus.

“There are a lot of parents on the campus – we want them to be

involved in their children’s education. Often they stay and recite

the ‘Peace Prayer’ with the students. It helps them feel good

about their day,” adds St – Laurent.

Unity is a special place that values life, love and understanding.

The education is first rate and the strengthening of student’s

moral fiber is exactly what future leaders must possess. We applaud

Unity School for their foresight, insight and brilliance.

Unity School

101 NW 22 St.

Delray Beach, FL 33444


From ages 2 to 8th grade | April 2017 83

special feature ║ DELRAY BEACH CLUB

poolside pavilion

Summer Fun At


By diane feen



photos by melissa korman

in South Florida is an acquired taste. There’s the heat, the

humidity and the empty sidewalks that stick to the bottom of your shoes.

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But as more people put down stakes in

South Florida year round they often wonder,

“What will I do during the summer?”

Wonder no more. The Delray Beach Club

is here to save you from the boredom, the

scorching sidewalks and the snowbirds that

fly the coop in the summer.

Members of the Delray Beach Club don’t

have those concerns. They enjoy the perks

of a private beach with comfortable chaise

lounges; large beach umbrellas (that you

don’t have to lift or carry) chilled cocktails

and a staff to meet their every whim.

They also get to take part in spectacular

parties for festive occasions like Memorial

Day, July 4th and Labor Day. On these celebratory

holidays the Delray Beach Club comes

alive with music, a luscious buffet, dancing

and friendship that overrules the ordinary.

As a matter of fact it’s the friendships made

at the Delray Beach Club that seem to be the

longest lasting and most coveted.

“We’ve been members of the Delray

Beach Club for nine years and the social

aspect of the club is terrific. I’ve met super

nice people here and made some of my best

friends. We get together and even go on boat

trips together,” said Tim Bice.

Bice is right. The camaraderie at the club

is unique to Florida. It’s that feel good feeling

you get when you’re with people who

care about you. Some call it a second family,

others love the friendliness, and members

like Kristyn Viciedo describe it this way:

“It’s so much fun here; it’s like a home away

from home. I just celebrated my birthday

here with friends and we had a blast.”

When you add up all the spectacular events

taking place this summer it makes sense to

join the Delray Beach Club for their summer

membership. If friendship and the serenity

of a private 3.5 acre pristine beach doesn’t

entice you then their Beach Bonfire parties,

Lobster nights and Beer Tastings might.

The Summer Kick-Off – a Cinco De Mayo

Party - is always a fantastic event with live

music, Hors d’oeuvres, food stations, margaritas

and cocktails. The clubs’ summer

Luau party is also a night to remember with

a bonfire, Hula dancers, special drinks and

festivities at the pool. It’s also perfect for

families to gather together in a safe, funfilled

atmosphere that puts a smile on everyone’s


Another special evening this summer is

the White Party. It’s a chance to bring out

the bright whites in your closet and enjoy

the lightness of being at the club. There are

food stations, music and dancing outside by

the pool. It’s a night to remember and one to

cherish for its joie de vie.

There are also fun-loving “Ladies Nights

Out” Cocktail parties where you can make

new friends and enjoy the camaraderie of

the Delray Beach Club sisterhood. There are

special surprises for members (and their

guests) as well as signature cocktails and

Hors d’oeuvres.

One thing that characterizes this private

club is their musical adventures. They have

an orchestra or DJ for most occasions and

dancing to trip the night fantastic. These

events are always a good time with fun a byproduct

of just showing up.

Dancing is not only one of the perks of

joining a club like this for the summer, but

it’s a way to keep yourself young and in

shape physically, mentally and spiritually.

They also have a full roster of activities

for the cerebral and sports minded. There’s

an oceanfront swimming pool, Har-Tru®

tennis courts (and tennis lessons), a fitness

center (with exercise and yoga classes) and

beach activities such as paddle-boarding

and kayaking.

This summer the Delray Beach Club

brings out the big guns for entertainment.

“Our summer members get to take part in

our elaborate holiday celebrations (overlooking

the ocean) that are second to none.

We offer family fun events and special

evenings for singles and couples that are

unique and exciting. We try our hardest to

make everyone happy,” said General Manager

Shane Peachey.

Family Fun Days are one of their signature

events. There’s a large Water Slide, DJ, Poolside

Games, Snow Cone Machine and a Buffet.

For the Adult Themed Parties they have a

babysitting service for the little ones. Called

PNO nights – it means “Parents Night Out.”

Friday evenings during the summer are

best known as “Mix and Mingle” nights.

grill room

There’s live music, Hors d’oeuvres and a

free floating fantasyland of fun. Happy Hour

takes place in the comfortable clubby Grille

Room, and dinner and dancing is de rigueur

in the crown jewel of the Delray Beach Club

– The Ocean Room.

This summer there will also be fun fueled

evenings such as the Motown Night,

Clam Bake, The Venice Night (with Italian

food, music and drinks) and a puppet show

for the kids.

The Delray Beach Club staff knows how

to refine fun, luxury and excitement for

their guests. They serenade members

with an amazing staff, special events, a fitness

center, spa services, book and theater

groups and the best view Mother Nature

ever conjured up.

What else can you ask for this summer?

Answer: Not Much.

The Delray Beach Club

2001 South Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach.

Call Diane Roberts for information on summer

memberships at 561-278-6226, ext. 15. | April 2017 85

special feature ║ sunshine golf car


Not Your Grandpa’s Golf Car

By Martin LenkowskY



photos by melissa korman

thing’s for certain about today’s golf cars:

they’re definitely not your grandfather’s golf cars.

Available accessories

Jason Zangre, comptroller/general manager

at Sunshine Golf Car in Delray Beach

totally agrees. “Golf cars are not just for golf

courses anymore,” Jason says, adding how

Sunshine Golf Car has taken the lead in selling

the newest, most advanced “street legal”

golf cars available.

“They’re more fun to drive,” he says. “It’s

for cruising around. You can take them to the

beach. You can take them downtown. It’s better

than taking your big SUV out on the town.

We try to keep the consumer in mind. They

don’t want the golf cars their grandpas drove.”

As more and more street legal golf cars

Star-ev Diablo

Sunshine Golf Car Showroom

are being seen on the streets, their popularity

is on the rise. “More of them are out

there,” Jason says, “and the more people see

them, the more people want them. Street legal

golf cars are the new phenomenon.”

Sunshine Golf Car located at 9740 W. Atlantic

Ave., has been in business since 1980.

They not only sell the latest models of new

golf cars, but they also offer pre-owned and

utility golf cars. They have a full-service

department that can service and repair all

makes and models. “Sunshine Golf Car is a

one-stop shop offering sales and service,” Jason

says. “That’s what differentiates us from

our competition. We have a huge inventory

on site of both cars, parts and accessories.

There’s really nothing we can’t do. People

can buy a new car with all types of add-ons.

We always try to accommodate our customers’

wishes. When you need something fixed

or upgraded, we will fix your existing car if

needed as well.”

Sunshine Golf Car, it’s more than just

making that sale. “We’re looking for a longterm

relationship with our customers, not a

quick sale. We also work with commercial

accounts like schools, condos, apartments,

etc.,” Jason adds.

Sensing the trend toward street legal

vehicles, top manufactures are making

changes in the products they make. “They’re

coming up with new technology, like lithium

batteries,” Jason explains. One leading

brand, Star EV, will be coming out later this

year with a brand new golf car with modern

automotive styling integrated into the vehicle

such as LED headlights, digital display on

the dashboard, and an optional backup cam-

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era. “They’re different looking than your usual golf cars,” says

Jason. “ They’re definitely not designed just for the golf course.

This is a fun, easy car to drive personal vehicle. You see them all

over the streets of downtown Delray Beach.”

In addition to selling their many customers the finest in new

and pre-owned vehicles, Sunshine Golf Car offers financing options,

rentals for tournaments and special events, rentals for

seasonal residents, along with a full-service repair and service

department. Sunshine Golf Car is an authorized dealer for E-Z-

GO, Star EV, Cushman, and Garia Golf Cars. They offer a large

selection of 2, 4, 6, and 8-passenger vehicles for one’s riding

pleasure. They offer the best fit for everyone’s needs with all

different price ranges to fit everyone’s budget. And they offer a

huge selection of car accessories.

Sunshine Golf Car provides old-fashioned “mom and pop”

style service to their customers with full, personalized customer

service. Their expert factory-trained road technicians will come

right to your home or office to perform most repairs on site, including

new battery installation, tire repairs and much more.

Owner Jim Maddox has been in the golf car industry many

years. He took over the company in 1995. He continues the tradition

of providing an extensive array of golf cars along with exceptional

customer service.

Street legal golf cars first started in the early 2000s, and by

2009 their popularity skyrocketed. If you’re looking for that vehicle

to ride on the links, or that custom-made golf car to take on a

shopping excursion downtown, you’ll find it at Sunshine Golf Car.

Sunshine Golf Car

9740 W. Atlantic Ave.

Delray Beach, FL 33446


Mechanic working in the service department

An American School

with an International





Pre-K3-12th • IB Education • Soccer, Swim and

Theatre Academies • International Travel and

Exchange Opportunities


10333 Diego Drive South,

Boca Raton, FL 33428 | April 2017 87

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.

The 55th Delray Affair features over

500 exhibitors including artists, crafters,

and food vendors from Delray Beach

and all over the country. The event spans

across 10 city blocks in downtown Delray

Beach on Atlantic Ave.This is an important

event for the community. Let’s hear

how “it” affects some of our local businesses.

Jeff Kozan

Vatican Tattoo Studio Delray, Owner/Artist

Being a 100% art based business, and

being located centrally downtown, the

Delray Affair is a must for us. The exposure

our studio gets, and the good time

we get to have with everyone in the community

is second to none.

Howard Ellingsworth

Delray Beach Historical Society, President

Originating as the “Booster’s Club” in

1912, and transitioning to the Chamber

of Commerce in 1925, the Chamber has

served to support our town’s growth. My

hope as a business owner and president

of our town’s historical society, is that the

Chamber can continue on a path to promote

and improve the business environment,

stimulate a vibrant local economy

and produce a cooperative effort to enhance

the overall quality of life here in

Delray Beach. The connection between

the Chamber and the Delray Affair is particularly

poignant for me personally, as

my late father Kenneth Ellingsworth was

the Executive Director of the Greater Delray

Beach Chamber of Commerce beginning

in 1959. He held this position for the

Jeff Kozan ,Howard Ellingsworth, Judi Alweil, Rebecca Loveless

next 33 years until his retirement and in

this capacity was a founding member of

the Delray Affair.

Judi Alweil

Stitches by the Sea, Partner

Our customers come from all over and

we encourage them to dine and shop in

Delray. We make sure to have enough

people working on Saturday so that we

can take turns seeing all of the wonderful


Rebecca Loveless

Tradition Tattoo, Owner/Artist

This event has allowed me to share an

entire world to my collectors, not as a tattooer

but as a painter. Keeping alive this

passion inspires others. Art is vital to the

spirit of Delray.

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special feature ║ delray beach marketing cooperative

What is your Perfect Delray Day?



The Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative invites you to have your Perfect

Day in Delray. The team responsible for the marketing of the city is

launching its summer advertising campaign aimed at luring in travelers in

the somewhat slower summer and shoulder months, and it kicks off this

month. The ads aim to showcase the almost infinite combinations of ways

you can experience Delray Beach. To enter your Perfect Delray Day and

become part of the campaign go to

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special feature ║ old school square

Catch These April Shows!

The Pavilion presents Bravo

Amici April 1

Saturday, April 1st at 8 p.m.

This outdoor concert will fill the air with wellknown

classical and contemporary arias. This

powerful performance combines elements of pop,

Broadway and opera. It’s a tribute to the emerging

musical genre of “Contemporary Classical Crossover”

taking the world by storm! Tickets $30

(general admission).

Crest Theatre Welcomes

Acclaimed Photographer, David

Doubilet April 6

Thursday April 6th at 2 & 7 p.m.

Considered the world’s leading underwater

photographer, David Doubilet has introduced a

generation to the mystery and wonder of the deep.

He has photographed more than 70 stories for National

Geographic. The Robert D. Chapin Lecture

Series is presented by Northern Trust. Tickets

$32/$25 (adult); $5 (student).

The Pavilion presents

Artrageous! April 7 & 8 During

Delray Affair

Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th at 7 p.m.

Don’t miss this unforgettable interactive art

and music experience! Giant artworks jump to life

unveiling larger-than-life icons and masterpieces

in just moments. It’s a show for the entire family.

It’s outrageous! It’s Artrageous! Tickets $25

(adult); $15 (student).

Cornell Art Museum Hosts First

Friday Art Walk April 7

Friday, April 7th at 6-9 p.m.

The museum’s Art Walk Gallery will feature

works by FAU Grad Students; the current exhibition,

“Fabricated” will be open for viewing. Suggested $5

donation; wine & appetizers will be served.

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Crest Theatre presents Jim

Caruso’s Cast Party April 12

Wednesday, April 12th at 8 pm

Direct from the legendary Birdland in New

York City, it’s the “on the road” version of Cast

Party,“ an extreme open mic” with Billy Stritch at

the piano. Come experience a new Delray Beach

version in the intimate Crest Theatre! Host Caruso

says, “Billy and I have been thrilled at the

turnout of extraordinary musical talent that has

taken part in these magical nights. The audience

has been dazzled by top-notch performances

of Broadway, jazz and pop tunes. Anything can

happen at the Delray Beach Cast Party!”

Tickets $35 (reserved seating).

Blues on the Square is Back at the

Pavilion, April 13 and 27

Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

This new series offers the best Blues entertainment

from Florida and beyond. See the Mark

Telesca Band on April 13th and Joel DaSilva and

the Midnight Howl on April 27th. Bring lawn

chairs but no pets or outside food and beverage.

Food trucks, popcorn, ice cream and $5 beers.

Sponsored by Lagunitas and Old School Bakery.

Tickets $5 at the gate only.

Free Friday Concerts Return April 14

Friday at 7:30 p.m.; free admission; weather

permitting; bring lawn chairs, and bring the

family, but no pets or outside food and beverage.

Food trucks and cash bar are available.

April 14, The Holidazed ( Reggae/Funk Fusion)

April 21, Libido ( Top 40/R&B/Rock/Reggae)

April 28, Entourage (Top 40/R&B/Rock)

Crest Theatre presents Mark

Nadler - “Let’s Misbehave” April 14

Friday, April 14th at 8 p.m.

Internationally acclaimed, award-winning

entertainer, Mark Nadler explores the wit, the

romance and the life of arguably the greatest

of American songwriters: Cole Porter. Nadler

will welcome special guest soloist, Spider Saloff.

Tickets $45/$35.

Crest Theatre presents Popovich

Comedy Pet Theater, April 18

Tuesday, 7 p.m.

This fun, family night features the unique

blend of comedy and juggling skills of former

Moscow Circus veteran, Gregory Popovich and

the extraordinary talents of his performing

pets. His entourage consists of world-class jugglers

and over 30 animals, including house cats

and dogs (all rescued from animal shelters!),

geese, white doves and parrots. The Popovich

Comedy Pet Theater has a rich performance

history, presenting thousands of shows in

more than 20 countries. Tickets $25 (adult);

$15 (student). Sponsored by Young Dentistry.

The Fieldhouse presents “Say

Goodnight Gracie” April 20

Thursday, 8 p.m.; tickets $38 (general admission)

Alan Safier stars as George Burns in Say

Goodnight Gracie, the hit Broadway play that

invites you to spend a hilarious, heart-warming

evening in the uplifting company of the

world’s favorite, funniest centenarian, George

Burns. Say Goodnight Gracie brings his fascinating

story to life with vintage photographs

and video clips from film and television performances.

Catch A Rising Star Comedy

presents Ben Bailey April 29

Crest Theatre, Saturday, April 29th at 8 p.m.

Ben Bailey is the most desired cabbie in New

York! He is the host of the highly successful

shows Cash Cab and Cash Cab: After Dark on the

Discovery Channel. Tickets $67/$47.

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment

in downtown Delray Beach. Serving

for more than 25 years as the community’s

gathering place, the historic campus includes

the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored

1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell

Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary

building), and the Fieldhouse (formerly known

as the Vintage Gymnasium, c. 1925). The Pavilion,

which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor

concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School

(located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre)

offers art, photography and writing classes.

Old School Square also serves as a venue

for community, corporate, private and media

events. For information on performances, exhibits,

classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-

7922 or visit | April 2017 93

sPORTS ║ Jonathan Marchessault

Jonathan Marchessault

Florida Panthers Top Scorer Calls Delray Beach Home

By Nicol Jenkins


When Jonathan Marchessault is not scoring points on

the ice for the Florida Panthers, he enjoys the sunny

carefree lifestyle that Delray Beach has to offer.

Since he signed on this year, Jonathan

has become a local hockey fan favorite and

one of the top scorers for the team in the

National Hockey League. The Delray Beach

resident is having a career high season,

surpassing his previous season highs in

goals, assists and points. He also played in

his 100th NHL game on February 20, 2017

at St. Louis.

“This season has been a high point in my

career. I am happy to be with the Florida

Panthers. We have a good team,” said Jonathan,

adding, “It has been a rollercoaster

year for us; winning some games and losing

some. But now we are fighting a little bit

more and we’re doing much better.”

His love for hockey began at a young age

when his father taught him how to skate.

94 April 2017 |

His dad and brother encouraged him to play

hockey and he never looked back.

“When I started getting older, it was a

choice for me to go everyday and skate with

my friends at the rink,” he said.

Jonathan Marchessault started his career

in Canada playing for the Quebec Major Junior

Hockey League in 2007, and ranked

third for points. In 2011 to 2012, he played

in 76 games in his first pro season with Connecticut,

posting 24 goals and 64 points;

and he ranked tied for first on the Whale for

points and led all skaters for assists with 40.

Then in 2012 to 2013, Jonathan played with

the Blue Jackets and skated in his first career

NHL game. His successful hockey career

continued the following two years playing

in 77 AHL games with Springfield and Syracuse,

posting 23 goals and 56 points. From

the 2014 to 2015 season, he played with the

Tampa Bay Lightning during the regular season,

and scored his first career NHL goal in

the Lightning’s season finale. Other achievements

included skating in two Stanley Cup

Playoffs games, including 1 in the Eastern

Conference Final against NYR; and playing

in 68 games with Syracuse during the regular

season. From 2015 to 2016, he finished

third on the Bolts for power-play goals and

recorded a career-best six-game point streak.

Jonathan decided to play with the Florida Panthers when he

got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

“The biggest thing was the opportunity to be playing every

game. The Florida Panthers are really good and I wanted to be

part of a good team. I also like the Florida weather; it’s a better

lifestyle for my family,” said Jonathan, who has two children.

Jonathan has decided to make Delray Beach his home. Jonathan

was first drawn to the town of Delray Beach while visiting

his family-in-law, whom lived in the City.

“When I was in the NHL before, my father-in-law had a house

here, and my wife and I came to Delray Beach for vacation. We

just liked the area, the beach and the Avenue with shopping and

restaurants. We are happy to stay in a familiar place. It was a no

brainer for me to come here,” said Jonathan.

On his free time, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his family

exploring the City of Delray Beach and playing sports.

“I like to go to the movies with my wife and to the many

great restaurants on Atlantic Avenue. I also love golfing and

playing tennis. But most of time, I enjoy taking care of my kids

and my wife,” he added.

In the meantime, the local star hockey player spends much

of his time on the ice, practicing for the season with his teammates.

He also keeps in good physical shape by training while

off the ice and taking care of any sports related injuries.

“This season right now with the Florida Panthers is a big turning

point for my career. I am happy where I am right now and

want to keep it going,” said Jonathan, adding, “There are always

challenges. It’s hard to be a successful team every year; there’s

always competition and new players on the teams. But right now

we are doing a good job to come back and I think it’s going well.”

The Delray Beach hockey player is happy to be able to do

what he loves every day.

“I enjoy the fact that it’s a passion for me. I love what I do, love

my work, and love bringing a good lifestyle to me and my family.

With hockey, I am able to be living good and my family is living

a good life also,” said Jonathan.

In the long-term, Jonathan would like to continue playing

hockey for the local team and plans to be living in Delray Beach

for a long time.

“Career-wise, I would love to have a future long-term contract

with the Florida Panthers. l love the City, love the fans, and love

playing for the Florida Panthers,” exclaimed Jonathan. “I would

love to be with the Panthers for a long time. Let’s see what happens

with the future and hopefully I can stay. There are a lot of

ups and downs in the season, but what keeps me motivated is

I love winning and want to be better; I want to pass what I did

before and get better every year.”

Jonathan Marchessault invites local residents to cheer on

their hometown hockey team, the Florida Panthers!





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regulars ║ city people

City People

The Wizard Of Art


By Diane Feen


Photo by melissa korman

When you look into Melanie Johanson’s eyes you

can see forever. They widen as she speaks and

illuminate the room she inhabits.

It makes you wonder if this 36-year-old woman is

as much a work of art as her occupation implies. Her

life has been punctuated by bouts of creativity with an

obsession with art.

It started when she was only eight-years-old. She

began copying Disney Cartoons in her sketch book

and progressed to summer art camps, art classes and

art excursions. Her mother Susan (a kindergarten

teacher) nurtured her daughters’ artistic curiosity

and inherent ability.

At Mount Carmel Academy High School in New

Orleans (where she grew up) she took every art

class available. But when it came to getting a degree,

reality overtook her passion. “I wanted to major

in something art related, but I wasn’t sure how to

parlay my interest in visual art into something that

would make money.”

Reality is an admirable pursuit, but it can derail us

when trying to reach our loftiest goals. In this case, it

means Johanson would have left dormant her ability

to create wizardry through art for others to admire

and be inspired by.

But we don’t have to worry about that now because

Johanson has taken up residence as Curator of the

Cornell Museum. Her gift for discovering artistic talent

and culling it together to create miraculous art

exhibits (that combine brain power and will power)

has overtaken her need for security.

And for that we are thrilled. “Melanie has a sense

for putting things together in unexpected ways. I’m

blown away every time I walk into a new exhibition

at the Corner Museum. She has brought a fresh contemporary

approach to the museum unlike anything

we’ve seen in the area,” said Brenda Zappitell, art professor

and Cornell Board member.

One example of her firecracker ability to see art as

one continuous visual orgy was the “Lit” Exhibition.

The entire museum was filled with colorful artwork

lit up by way of neon, video, fiber optics and painting.

The exhibition was a huge success and answered

the proverbial question – can a museum with a traditional

past make a sharp departure into the world of

contemporary art?

The answer was (and still is) Yes.

Attendance is up at the museum (that was built in

1913 as a schoolhouse) and the exhibits continue to

stretch the imagination though the intersection of art

and suspended reality.

Rob Steele can attest to that.

“Melanie’s ethereally fresh approach to curating

contemporary art exhibits at the Cornell Museum has

opened eyes and lifted spirits in magical ways. Her vision,

and the Cornell’s charm, dovetails beautifully to

create an unmatched experience for our guests,” said

the President & CEO of Old School Square.

Steele is right. The museum has big city momentum

and small town charm rooted in historic Dade

County Pine floors, a soaring staircase and old world

molding. Combine that with exhibits such as “From

the Ordinary to Extraordinary: Paper As Art” and you

have a center of artistic gravity that holds down the

medium with flights of fancy that uplift and inspire.

That’s exactly the way Johanson saw her mission

from the start. “I like to design exhibitions that do not

assume the viewer knows about art history. That way

everyone who comes to the Museum can be inspired

and expanded by art from different mediums.”

The result is a new patronage that spans in age

from five to 95. It also has big city sophistication in

an intimate setting that appeals to the new demographic

of Delray.

When the art is on the walls - and the burst of genius

is strewn around the energy field of the museum

- it looks like an easy task. But that’s far from the

truth. “I come up with ideas for exhibits by going to

art galleries and art fairs in New York, Miami and New

Orleans. I also save thousands of photos and blogs for

future exhibits. It may start with one piece of art that

inspires me, or a theme I can’t get out of my head.”

This has not always been the case. Johanson’s first


April 2017 |

job was at a web design company. After

that she taught art teacher at an all-girls

school in New Orleans. When her husband

took a job in South Florida she started over.

As luck would have it Johanson ended up at

the Cornell Museum.

“When I took the Museum Assistant position

at the Cornell I thought it would be

a temporary thing, but it ended up being

something far better than I could have ever


Many people are glad about that. “Melanie

has an eye for edgy, quality, fun art that

suits the Cornell and the following that the

Museum is cultivating. I’m sure she doesn’t

believe that imaging and planning exhibits

for the Museum has anything to do with

work. For her it’s a challenge and a pleasure.

She is simply great at what she does,” said

arts patron Margaret Blume.

Because of her advertising background

Johanson designs print material, outdoor

and indoor signage, mailers and promotional

material for the Museum. She also plans

and designs exhibitions, gets sponsorships,

facilitates art installations, cultivates donors

and connects collectors with artists.

On a more personal note, Johanson is

married to her soulmate, Greer Prather.

The petroleum businessman is her most

ardent supporter. “I bounce ideas off my

husband and rely on him for support in all

aspects of my life. He is a great listener and

businessman, and he helps me in my role

at the Cornell.”

It seems that Johanson doesn’t need too

much help. She is divinely guided by an inner

artistic passion that lights the way for all

who enter the Cornell Museum.

Welcome to Melanie’s world. It’s a place

of wonderment and excitement with color

and art as the unspoken orator. | April 2017 97


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Let’s Misbehave

Fri, April 14 | 8 pm

This award-winning, internationally

acclaimed entertainer celebrates

American songwriter, Cole Porter with

guest soloist, Spider Saloff.



Tues, April 18 | 7 pm

Former Moscow Circus veteran, Greg

Popovich brings his entourage of worldclass

jugglers and over 30 performing

pets! Sponsored by YOUNG DENTISTRY.



Fri, April 7 & Sat, April 8 | 7 pm

An unforgettable, interactive art and

music experience! Giant artworks jump

to life unveiling larger-than-life icons and

masterpieces in just moments. It’s

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Thurs, April 13 | 7:30 pm

Blues fans unite at the Old School

Square Pavilion! The Mark Telesca

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Motown sound to Blues on the

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Michael Kors $98


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dining ║ restaurant review


Food Fit For Royalty

By Diane Feen



Sundy House is food for the Gods in

both an aesthetic and culinary sense.

112 April 2017 |

Where else can you sit under luscious

tropical plants and trees and eat food that

is divinely ordained? Add that to twinkling

lanterns and tiny lights and you have a meal

(and an experience) that is part ethereal

wonderment and part culinary genius.

We have no doubt that The Sundy House

is more precious than a coveted turn-of-thecentury

gemstone as it was voted in 2016

by diners of as a one of the

“100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in

America.” We also realize that many people

don’t know that dinner is served at this historic

Victorian masterpiece every Tuesday

to Sunday starting at 6pm.

“People don’t understand that we serve

dinner during the week. They know about

our brunch, but many people don’t realize

that you can dine in a quiet beautiful restaurant

right off the avenue,” said Travis Culver,

Executive Chef at the Sundy House.

Culver is right. Dining at The Sundy House

is akin to being on a deserted island without

a life boat (that you wouldn’t want even if you

had one). The outstanding tangible is that they

are just minutes from the Avenue, yet millions

of ethereal miles from civilization. You can almost

throw a stone from Atlantic Avenue and

Swinton and hit a Royal Poinciana tree on the

premises of this majestic space.

There is one difference between this historic

landmark and most restaurants with a

pretty face – the food is equally as spectacular

as the surroundings. Yes, we expected

the food to be good and yes we thought

they would have a well storied chef. But the

menu is far superior to most; and the marinades,

fish dishes, vegetables and salads are

some of the best you will find in the realm of

five-star restaurants.

But the best part is that the prices are on

par with most restaurants of this ilk. Their

Fig Salad is one of the best of breed with

baby arugula that is startlingly fresh, spiced

walnuts, figs, Manchego cheese and serrano

ham in a sweet sherry vinaigrette.

From this jumping off point there was no

turning back. Dish after dish came out of the

kitchen with as much fanfare as a Victoria Secret

supermodel. The Roasted Black Cod was

a winner in a miso glaze with caramelized bok

choy and forbidden black rice. The Seared

Grouper was served in an orange thyme butter

sauce with butternut squash puree and

haricot verts (French for green beans).

Also noteworthy is the Seared Sea Scallops

with celery root puree and roasted mushrooms

in a Madeira jus. If you’re cravings are

more on a meatier pathway we suggest the

Seared Duck Breast roasted in salsify with cipollini

onions in a morello cherry sauce.

The dishes at the Sundy House are so good

it’s hard not to want to eat the paper they are

printed on. Executive Chef Culver has been

holding court here for nine years and his passion

for excellence and flavor flapping goodness

is beyond mere verbal description.

One example of creative wizardry that

would bring Julia Child to tears is the Maple

Bacon Brussels Sprouts. But we digress. The

Braised Pork Shank is also superb - made

with creamy polenta and mirepoix (diced)

vegetables in a flavor-filled wine sauce.

The fish – which is often sourced locally

– was a favorite of local Delray fundraiser

Paul Ellenbogen. “The Seared Grouper was

so thick and tender – it was an explosive

combination of flavors. I feel like I’ve been

beamed away by a starship transporter and

dropped into a tropical paradise.”

He is right. The Sundy House is a tropical

paradise. With over 5000 plants derived

from 500 foliage types from all over the

world, this outdoor setting has everything

one needs to dream big while being seduced

by flavors and texture of unlimited delight.

Combine that with Savannah-style gazebos,

serene waterfalls, benches and streams and

you have an evening to remember forever.

While the dinner is nothing short of spectacular,

their Sunday Brunch is world class.

Situated on the historic grounds with the

sparkling goodness of Mother Nature’s sidekick,

the Sundy House Sunday Brunch was

voted by diners of Open Table in 2016 as a top

100 best brunch spots in the country (there

were only three in Florida). Their whirlwind

of food stations range from a carving station,

pasta station, seafood bar (with everything

imaginable), charcuterie and salad bar, omelet

station, French toast, waffles, side dishes

and a veritable sweet tooth fantasy station.

Also included in this feast-of-the-fortunate

are unlimited Mimosas and Bloody Marys.

Saturday Brunch is a bit tamer with an

a la carte menu that includes omelets with

gourmet ingredients, avocado toast, eggs

Benedict, Cobb salad, lobster tacos, beer

batter fish and chips and other dishes.

If you’re looking for an idyllic wedding location

The Sundy House is the perfect venue.

The tranquil one-acre botanical garden, guest

rooms, award-winning restaurant, fresh water

streams, charming gazebos and mood altering

lighting is as romantic as a celeb-fueled

private island. That is precisely the reason The

Sundy House hosts over 75 weddings a year.

The Sundy House was built in 1902 and is

known for its historic grandiosity and original

owner – the first Mayor of Delray Beach,

John Sundy. The beautifully restored Sundy

House could calm an energizer bunny and ignite

romance among a semblance of strangers,

but its natural order is truly a great testament

to its current owners and historical

heritage. It is listed on the National Register

of Historic Places and is one of the most divine

restaurants to grace our city limits.

To dine at Sundy House is to dine among

kings. It’s truly a memorable experience.

Come along for the ride.


106 S. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33444

561-272-5678 |

The last Thursday of the month is

HavANA Night with Cuban music, food,

drinks and dancing for $35 per person. | April 2017 113


dining ║ recipe

Chef Gerri Witte Photos by melissa korman



Mussel Beach Restaurant

501 east atlantic avenue

downtown Delray Beach


ingredients (makes 4 servings)


4 7oz Halibuts

4 large potatoes mashed

24 baby carrots cooked

8 strips bacon

6 oz bourbon

2 oz espresso coffee

3 oz heavy cream

4 oz butter

4 slices prosciutto

1/4 cup brown sugar

pepper to taste

Sauce - Cook bacon and chop into pieces. Sauté bacon with 2 tbs of

brown sugar until caramelized, then let cool. Mix bourbon with 2 tbs

brown sugar, and over a low flame reduce to 1/2. Add espresso, heavy

cream and reduce. Stir in butter to thicken.

Fish - Pan sear halibut then bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Serve over mashed potatoes and baby carrots. Add sauce and candied

bacon on top of fish. Fry prosciutto for garnish.

114 April 2017 |

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@ 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

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


Ocean One Bar & Grille

777 E Atlantic Ave, #C8, DB


Off the Ave

19 SE 5th Ave, DB



1300 Linton Blvd, DB


Boston’s on the Beach

40 S Ocean Blvd, DB


Gourmet Killer Dogs

4057 West Atlantic Ave, DB.


Park Tavern

32 SE 2nd St, DB



401 W Atlantic Ave, DB


Grand Tavern

710 Linton Blvd, DB



29 SE 2nd Ave DB


Brule Bistro

200 NE 2nd Ave #109, DB


Grangers Grill

802 SE 5th Ave, DB



32 SE 2nd St, 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



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


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

561-921-0201 | April 2017 115

dining ║ guide


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


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



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,



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



Bamboo Fire Café

149 NW 4th Ave, DB


Cabana El Ray

105 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


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


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.


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dining ║ guide

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


Boca Pita Express

7158 Beracasa Way

Boca 561-750-0088

Bogart’s Bar & Grille

3200 Airport Road

Boca 561-544-3044

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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.


Yokohama Sushi

9168 Glades Rd. Boca



Bakery of France

625 NE Spanish River Blvd.,

Boca 561-361-4490 | April 2017 119

dining ║ guide

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,


Novello Restaurant & Bar

5999 N. Fed. Highway.

Boca, 561-994-3495

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


Ristorante Sapori

Royal Palm Place-301 Via De

Palmas., Boca 561-367-9779

Trattoria Romana

499 E. Palmetto Park Rd.

Boca, 561-393-6715


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


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Beautiful Bella

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MISC ║ ask the petxpert

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Do Natural Antibiotics and

HomeopATHIC Remedies Work For Pets?

In our world and scope of everyday

commerce, we deal with natural ways

to treat health challenges in pets and

people daily. In our position in the marketplace,

we have access to thousands of

natural foods. They range from our macro

foods such as meat, potatoes and vegetables

to the micro nutrient foods such

as salt, pepper, herbs and spices.

The introduction of antibiotics to the

field of medicine has been credited with

saving countless lives, turning serious

and life-threatening infections into temporary

ones. However, with the millions,

if not billions of prescriptions for antibiotic

drugs that have been written over

the years, there comes a serious price:

microorganisms are adapting. We now

have what’s called “super bugs.”

In the past we fought off infections

even before antibiotics were discovered.

The body has the natural ability to fight

all types of challenges, especially when

it is supported by proper nutrition including

select botanicals. We must also

understand that antibiotics only work

on bacterial infections. If the infection is

viral, yeast, or fungal, antibiotics will not

help at all and will kill much of the beneficial

bacteria throughout the body, specifically

in the digestive tract. Super bugs

don’t respond to regular prescriptions of

medicinal antibiotics either. We need to

take serious measures to deal with the

problem of antibiotic resistance.

There are a plethora of natural herbs

and botanical antibiotics that can handle

the ongoing assaults on the body that our

pets and ourselves face daily. Along with

that, there are actually additional benefits

that these natural products offer as

most are antiviral and anti-fungal as well.

In fact, because these herbs and botanicals

are foods, they only target pathogens

that are foreign to the body.

Do you know the health benefits of

sea salt, turmeric, curry, basil, rosemary,

pepper and a whole host of other things

we add to our diet? Did you know that if

you apply raw honey to a cut, scrape or a

bite, an infection will NOT develop? Do

you know that most cold and flu symptoms

in our pets and ourselves are chemical

irritants? Most of these symptoms

are self limiting, meaning the body will

heal by allowing the body to heal itself.

We already mentioned raw honey as

one of our choices and there are many

more. In fact, many are already in your

home. Do you have Turmeric, Ginger,

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Cayenne or other spicy pepper powders?

How about Triphala, Pau d’Arco, Echinacea

and Apple Cider Vinegar? All can

be used in food, water, broth, smoothies

and applied topically when mixed with

safe healthy oils such as organic coconut

or hemp oil. When used in food, we are

supporting the immune system. It can be

used topically on a wound, for periodontal

issues or as drops for ears. Using in

food is best, as it supports the natural


The choice is yours. Do you handle

the small health challenges with a species

appropriate raw natural food diet

along with the natural antibiotics and

cures that were provided from nature

and work - or do you continue to cultivate

new super bugs that continue new

health challenges to only require more

toxic solutions?

Bill Piechocki, nutritionist and Dr. Diane

Sudduth, DVM are partners in Fiesta Pet Deli

in Pompano Beach, FL, and co-hosts of the radio show. Our 40 years in

the animal field has provided us unparalleled

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Adoption fees $110 and up. | April 2017 123


When Moving Make Sure

Your Fish Isn’t a Jumper

By K.M. Forsyth


What? You read it right folks. I’m going to give you a very good reason

why you should make sure your tropical fish are not jumpers.

When we bought the tinfoil barbs they

were small, shiny, silver, diamond shaped

fish. Then they grew, and grew and grew,

until they were 6 to 8 inches long. We had

made the classic mistake most fish tank

owners make. We bought fish without research.

Not only were they big, they were

fast. When they weren’t terrifying the

other fish in the tank with their speed, they

were, well, eating them.

They were incredibly high strung for

fish. Every time I would turn the dining

room lights on or off they would either try

to jump, whacking themselves on the tank

canopy, or they would bang into the glass

wall of the tank.

Well it was time to move from the condo

to our house in suburbia. We called

my brother, who had a truck, and my best

friend Karen to help us move the fish a few

days before Moving Day.

I thought I had thought of everything.

We had laid a tarp in the floor in front of

the tank (in case of spillage) and had a

clean cooler, fishnets, and a siphoning

hose. I siphoned off about half of the water

into the cooler, and then proceeded to try

and net the fish. The surviving small fish

were pretty easy, but the big fast fish took

a bit more work. Finally, I caught one. I

lifted it free of the tank and, much to my

shock, it leapt from the net and fortunately

landed in the cooler.

My shriek of alarm brought the troops to

attention. Now of course the same shriek

must have frightened the leaping fish because

it jumped straight out of the cooler

and came nose to fishy eyeball with me. I

yelled again and slammed the cooler lid

shut just as it hit the water again.

My brother and husband were laughing

so hard that they were rendered incapable

of helping. Karen however knew the real

difficulties were just beginning. There

were three more Tinfoil Barbs in the tank,

and when we took the lid off the cooler the

fish inside was gonna jump again.

With Karen manning the lid I managed

to net each of the remaining fish in turn,

Karen would yank open the lid so I could

literally toss the fish in and she would try

to slam it shut again before the fish inside

tried to escape. And all the time my brother

and husband were laughing and Karen

and I would scream at every unexpected

fish movement.

The last fish was ready to go in.

Karen lifted the lid. I tossed the

fish. As Karen slammed the lid down one of

the fish made a last ditch effort and jumped.

The timing was bad; Karen basically batted

the fish back into the cooler with the lid.

And of course I was screaming.

My brother looked at me and said, “Aren’t

you going to check to make sure that fish is


I gave him my best “Are you nuts?” look.

I broke all the rules of safe fish transport

and eventually resorted to just pouring the

whole cooler, water and fish and everything

into the newly set up tank at the new

house. I just couldn’t face netting the little

buggers again. Surprisingly we all survived

with only emotional scars to show for the

whole adventure.

124 April 2017 | | April 2017 125

Leisure ║ brain teasers



1 First principles

5 Small goby

9 Bird

12 Vegetable

13 Hence

14 Yellow Sea arm

15 Evening (ltal.)

16 Bosh

18 Grandfather of SAUL

20 Weight allowance

21 Hog’s guts

23 Biddy

24 Begin

25 Daughters of the

American RevOLUTION (abbr.)

26 Double (abbr.)

29 Ibsen character

30 Science class

31 3 (Rom. numeral)

32 Sp. article

33 Fishing line cork

34 Desolate

36 Bird

37 Headstrong

38 Scientific name (suf.)

40 Card

41 Dire

43 Freshwater worm

46 Grab

47 Gray wolf

48 Eight (pref.)

49 FATHER: Arabic

50 Elbe tributary

51 Interpret



will be printed next month.

1 Able-bodied seaman (abbr.)

2 Stinging insect

3 Horned viper

4 Firm

5 Fr. artist

6 Absent without leave


7 Son of Hermes

8 Edible shellfish

9 Without (Ger.)

10 Old-style verb

11 Tall tale

17 Sea eagle

19 CompARATIve ending

21 Cure

22 Handle

23 Habakkuk (abbr.)

25 Drop

26 Shame


28 Song (Ger.)

30 Afr. eye-worm

33 Church officer

34 Cooking vessel

35 Trojan hero

36 Cyclades island

37 Sorrow

38 Arabic (abbr.)

39 Phil. island

40 Rood screen

41 Genetic letters

42 Daze

44 Thus (LAT.)

45 Arabic letter


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: “I” = “S”

ANSWER TO sudoko

will be printed

NEXT month.





ANSWER TO sudoko


ENIgma solution

will be printed next month.

ENIgma solution


“Nothing is so full of victory as pATIENCE.”

- Chinese proverb

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