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78 City People - Captain Joe Falcone

8 In The News

22 Under The Spotlight

26 Delray Under $50

28 Happenings




30 On The Ave

34 In The Pineapple Grove

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38 Gotta Know

40 Gotta See

42 Gotta Hear

44 Gotta Read

46 Pain Relief - Non-Surgical Spinal

Decompression Therapy

48 Dermatology - ThermiSmooth

50 Your Dental Health - My Teeth

Feel And Look Fine. Do I Still Need

A Checkup?

52 Body Beautiful - Your Mind Holds

The Key To Your Results

54 Chiropractic - Vertigo and

Dizziness: Getting Back In Balance

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72 Delray Beach Chamber of


74 Delray Beach Marketing


76 Old School Square

80 What RU Wearing ®

96 Restaurant Review -

Mussel Beach Restaurant

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106 Pet Spotlight

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The month of May is special. This month we celebrate

Mothers and Veterans, and our All America City is the

perfect place to honor both! There are so very many

places to make Mom feel special on her day. A stroll on the Ave,

shopping, a champagne brunch, and browsing galleries would

surely put a smile on her face!

Our writer Diane Feen is very

lucky! She gets to meet and

interview some of the coolest

people in our city. This month

she spent time with superhuman

Firefighter Paramedic

Captain Joe Falcone. He is a 15

year veteran that competes in

endurance and obstacle courses

and 100 mile races! No, that’s

not a typo - 100 miles! Read all

about Captain Falcone in our

City Person feature.

Diane also has the privilege

of dining and sampling some of

the best cuisine on the Ave and

writing all about it. This month

she visited Mussel Beach and

entices us with her descriptions

of all their menu has to offer in

our Restaurant Review.

On a somber note, last month Delray lost one of its finest.

Officer Christine Braswell was an exceptional person. She was

loved by everyone. She was committed and connected to our

city. Read about Officer Braswell in our Locals Only section.

We end the month of May with a day honoring our Veterans.

Let’s take a moment out of our celebrations, barbecues, and

beach time to remember why we have an extra day off.

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lOCAls only ║ in the news

The Daily Meal Picks The

“Best Pizza In Every State”

To prove that there are great pizzas

across America besides cities like New

York, Chicago and San Francisco, The

Daily Meal looked for the best of the

best in all 50 states and the District of


Congratulations to Scuola Vecchia Pizza

E Vino of Delray Beach, for winning

the “Best in Florida.”

To be considered you there were very

strict requirements your restaurant had

to meet. Scoula Vecchia did so with flying


Check out that great pizza at 522 E.

Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, 561-865-


Retired NY Yankee Right

Fielder Paul O’Neil Visits

Mussel Beach Restaurant

Manager Trevor and Paul O’Neil

In his 17 year career Paul O’Neil had

six World Series appearances and five

World Series Rings playing for the Cincinnati

Reds and the NY Yankees.

When in South Florida Paul dines at

Mussel Beach, one of his favorite Delray

Beach restaurants.

Changing Faces Makeup

Has A New Location

Rhonda Vacanti is pleased to announce

the opening of her new “State of

the Art” location. The new facility brings

Art and Medical style to create a relaxing

professional atmosphere. It is Rhonda’s

goal to create a place where you can relax

and leave looking gorgeous. “Look

your best, in fact Fabulous.”

Fully Licensed by the State of Florida

and Health Department Compliant Licensed

Estheticians and Artists.

Now located at 7431 W. Atlantic Avenue,

Delray Beach, 33446, at the NE

Corner of Atlantic Avenue and Hagen

Ranch Road. A few doors East of Publix.


Are You Ready For Great

Give 2017?

Great Give Palm Beach and Martin

County is a 24-hour online giving event

led by United Way of Palm Beach County,

Achieve, Nonprofits First , and United

Way of Martin County designed to raise

as much money as possible for local nonprofits

in a single day. This event is open

to the public and anyone can make a secure

donation ($20 minimum) on www. to one or more participating


Held on May 17 from midnight to midnight,

the event celebrates the spirit of

giving and every local gift made during

the 24-hour period will be multiplied

by additional dollars from a bonus pool

raised by United Way of Palm Beach

County. Over the last three years, Great

Give has raised more than $8 million for

over 500 nonprofits -- the goal is to make

an even GREATer impact this year!

A Taste of Recovery

Culinary Festival to Benefit

Crossroads Club

Louie Bossi, Executive Chef of Louie

Bossi’s Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria is

hosting the inaugural Taste of Recovery,

a benefit for The Crossroads Club in Delray


The Crossroads Club, a non-profit

organization, provides a safe haven for

those whose lives have been affected

by the use of addictive substances.

They also provide “Living Skills in the

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Louie Bossi

Schools,” a substance abuse prevention


The culinary festival is Saturday, June 3

from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Old School Square

Pavilion. There will be savory bites, dessert

and live entertainment. The event is

$60 per person.

The Crossroads Club provides meeting

space weekly for Alcoholics Anonymous

groups, Narcotics Anonymous groups,

Nicotine Anonymous, Eating Disorders

Anonymous, Food Addicts Anonymous

and Mayhem to Miracles for hoarders.

The Crossroads Club also offers Living

Skills (a life management training program)

and health and well-being services

to the recovering community seven days a

week. They also provide educational programs

in schools.

Since opening, Crossroads Club has

helped seven million people free of charge.

Big Time Restaurant Group restaurants

- Louie Bossi’s Boca, Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila

Bar and City Oyster & Sushi Bar will

participate. Participating chefs will compete

for cash prizes for “Best Bite” and

“Best Dessert.”

To purchase tickets

The Delray Beach DDA

And Downtown Merchants

Celebrate Mom With

The Mother’s Day Orchid


Moms are the best so celebrate their

day! In honor of Mother’s Day, the Delray

Beach Downtown Development Authority

presents the Downtown Delray Orchid

Giveaway. Join us from May 1-13, 2017

and receive one Phalaenopisis Orchid

Plant* with every $200 spent shopping

at Downtown Delray Beach fashion boutiques,

specialty stores, gift shops, art

galleries, spas, salons and fitness studios.

Collect your receipts** and pick-up your

orchid May 10 - 13th at one of two Orchid

Stations located in front of Hands Stationers,

325 E Atlantic Ave. and Petite Connection,

1049 E Atlantic Ave. on Wednesday

May 10th, Thursday May 11th and

Friday May 12th from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and

Saturday May 13th from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Enter To Win a Mother’s Day Prize

Package online from May 1 - May 17, 2017

at Valued at

over $500, the package includes Downtown

Delray Beach dining, spa, shopping

and attraction certificates. For Orchid

Giveaway details visit


or call the DDA Office at 561.243.1077.

*While supplies last. **Valid receipts

required and must be presented at one of

the orchid stations. Receipts (dated May 1

- May 13, 2017) must be from Downtown

Delray Beach fashion boutiques, specialty

stores, gift shops, art galleries, spas, salons

and fitness studios (restaurant receipts

are not valid).

Little Laxers Riptide Youth


Riptide Florida Elite Lacrosse is now

offering a Little Laxer program for ages

4 through 8. Little Laxers is designed to

help obtain the needed coordination for

the regular Riptide Recreational Lacrosse

Program. In these sessions your child will

learn stick handling with a stick that is

just their size, ball control, coordination,

listening skills, and how to communicate

on the field. This program is designed

for boys and girls who want to have fun

and acquire an early start at the sport of

10 May 2017 |

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lacrosse. Register today! To

register, visit:

- click on Register,

then click on the box that

reads “Litte Laxers.” Session

Dates: 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31,

06/7 - Wednesdays 6:15pm -

7:15pm. Fee $125. No equipment

is necessary.

Salt7 Wins Best

Table Decor And

People’s Choice


Cheers to a successful 9th

Annual Savor the Avenue

2017! Downtown Delray

Beach on East Atlantic Avenue

from Swinton Avenue

to East Fifth Avenue was

once again the place to be on

March 27th as 1,100 guests

sat down for dinner together

at the five block long, 1,320

feet dining table. This culinary

tradition showcased

many of the award-winning

restaurants located within

the Downtown area.

For the 5th year, the Savor

the Avenue restaurants competed

in the “Best in Show”

table décor contest. The winners

were: 1st place – Salt 7,

2nd place – 50 Ocean, and 3rd

place - Max’s Harvest. This

year, there was also a People’s

Choice Award granted to the

restaurant with the best table

décor. Guests voted for their

favorite Savor the Avenue table

scape by uploading a picture

Facebook or Instagram,

using #SavorPeoplesChoice

and checking in to or tagging

the restaurant name. The

2017 People’s Choice Award

winner was Salt7.

For more information,

please visit

or phone

561.243.1077. To view photos

from the event visit facebook.

com/DelrayDDA and #SavorTheAvenue

on Instagram.

Space Of Mind

Students Debute

“Many Cultures: One

World” Exhibit

Join the students from

Space of Mind school as they

debut their “Many Cultures:

One World” exhibit at the Cornell

Art Museum at Old School

Square at 6 p.m. during the

First Friday Art Walk on Friday,

May 5, 2017. Visual art

in 2D, 3D, photography and

video as well as installation

pieces, have been created by

the 25 students in grades 3-12

based on exploring their cultural

role in a changing global

community. In addition, Rock

Band & Music students will

perform; WSOM will feature

a live, man-on-the-street interview

show; the Culinary

Arts students will prepare and

serve appetizers; and Mason

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Allison Turner, Donald Schneider, and

Jar Munchies and Ocean Commotion Jewelry,

both student-run enterprises, will be

selling their products, along with pieces of

the artwork.

Other highlights of the exhibition and

reception include the “We are the World”

installation piece, video, and photo challenge;

Creative Art pieces made by the

students throughout the year including

paintings and printed notecards; and

samples of the Sustainable Kitchen Table

eating plan for guests to take home.

The Many Cultures: One World” exhibit

will be on display through May 7th. All art

is available for purchase, and a percentage

of proceeds will go to the artist, the UN

Sustainable Development Goals program

and to support programming at Space

of Mind. For more information, please

visit or phone


The Delray Beach Initiative

Raises More Than $5,000 for

Atlantic High School

Carol Eaton

The Delray Beach Initiative (DBI) recently

held a mini golf event at Putt’n

Around Delray Beach with the proceeds

benefiting Atlantic High School in Delray

Beach. The event raised more than $5,000

for the organization. The funds will be

used to SAT & ACT college prep courses

for students that otherwise could not afford

these programs offered privately.

We want to provide all of the Atlantic HS

students all the advantages to succeed in

achieving their college dreams.

According to Allison Turner, Chairman

of the DBI, “We want to thank all those

who came out to support us in our goal to

raise funds to support this worthy cause.

The Delray Beach Initiative is passionate

about helping and enhancing the lives of

children in the Delray Beach area.”

‘See Delray Like a Local’

Urges Summer Marketing

Campaign By The

Delray Beach Marketing


This summer the Delray Beach Marketing

Cooperative is inviting visitors and

residents to See Delray Like a Local.

The DBMC team, which is responsible

for marketing the city, will be launching

a summer advertising campaign aimed at

bringing in travelers during the somewhat

slower summer and shoulder months.

The See Delray Like a Local promotional

campaign will have two phases, both of

which stress active engagement. In fact,

the campaign will be targeted to bloggers

and social media channels to maximize

total outreach to upscale, young professionals

in Miami, Orlando and the West

Coast of Florida, as well as travelers from

Canada and the United Kingdom.

Local residents are encouraged to visit and describe

their “perfect day in Delray,” including

morning, afternoon and evening activities,

and also submit a photo showing

themselves so engaged.

The collected recommendations and

photos will be packaged into a series of

print and internet advertisements, eblasts

and online postings, including a TripAd-

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visor co-op campaign, pitching Delray

Beach as the perfect spot for a memorable

vacation for fun-loving singles, romantic

couples or the whole family.

“Travelers want to know what the locals

do,” adds Immelman. “While Delray boasts

two miles of some of the prettiest beach

in Palm Beach County, our beach is really

just the beginning. With culture, sports,

art, shopping, nightlife and much more,

there are many ways in which visitors can

enjoy their days and nights in beautiful

Delray – just like a local.”

“To support the summer ad campaign,

local hotels are now offering great deals

and summer specials that will allow visitors

to stay longer and do more,” adds

Immelman. “In fact, these hotel specials

will be updated throughout the summer

so travelers will be able to find great rates

through September.”

For more information on the campaign

and a current list of hotel specials this

summer, please visit

Volunteers Assist With

Atlantic Dunes Park

Restoration Day

The Institute for Regional Conservation

(IRC) recently held a volunteer day at

Atlantic Dunes Park in Delray Beach. Approximately

20 volunteers assisted in removing

invasive plant species throughout

the park and replacing them with native

Volunteers assisting with plant removal

plants that were locally grown by Robert

Barron of Coastal Growers, Inc.

IRC’s Chief Conservation Strategist

George Gann, IRC’s Education and Outreach

Coordinator Cara Abbott and volunteers

from throughout the community all

worked together at this event. Some of the

volunteers included FIU students, Boca

Raton Garden Club Members, and local


“Invasive exotic plants are a serious

threat to the function and value of the

natural habitat at Atlantic Dunes Park,”

said Ana Puszkin-Chevlin, Sustainability

Officer for the City of Delray Beach.

“The City of Delray Beach is pleased that

the Institute for Regional Conservation

organized a volunteer day to remove exotic

plants and replant native species

throughout the park. This effort is an important

first step to restoring the coastal

ecosystems, which improves habitat value

and attracts wildlife.”

According to Mr. Gann, “Over the course

of several volunteer days, we have added

over a dozen species of plants that are historically

known from the hammock and

dunes of southern Palm Beach County. We

have removed more than a dozen different

invasive plant species, largely focusing

on Sansevieria hyacinthoides (Snake

plant), Scaevola taccada (Beach naupaka)

and Schinus terebinthifolius (Brazilianpepper).

Ecological restoration is not a

one-shot deal – it takes dedication and repeated

effort and we are grateful to all the

amazing volunteers who have come out to

assist us in this effort.”

The Miracle League Wins

With Impact!

Congratulations to The Miracle League

of Delray Beach for winning Impact 100

from both the Women’s and Men’s organizations!

The funds will be used to build a


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Grand OpeningS

Debra Somerville Photography, iNside the Heart of Delray gAllery

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Delray Beach Boxing, 2455 N. Old Dixie hwy., Delray Beach, Fl 33483,


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Remembering Officer Braswell

Officer Christine Braswell

We’re fragile.

Everything can be taken away in a moment.

Those were the thoughts that entered my

mind when Sgt. Gary Ferreri called Saturday

evening to tell me about injuries suffered by Officers

Christine Braswell and Bernenda Marc.

About an hour later, the texts and messages

began pouring in. Christine had passed.

I’ve had these calls and messages before and

it doesn’t get easier. In many ways they get harder

- as if the tragedies pile on top of each other

digging deeper into our hearts.

This devastating news brought back painful

memories of Sgt. Adam Rosenthal and Officer

Johnny Pun also lost tragically in accidents, and

23-year veteran firefighter Peter Firehock who

was killed three days before Christmas while he

was out for a bike ride. These people are simply


Christine and Bernenda were reportedly hit

by an impaired driver while riding a scooter in

Officer Braswell’s SUV

Key West. Officer Marc, 25 years old, suffered

serious injuries, and is recovering. Christine was

only 41. She was a star performer at the Police

Department serving on the SWAT team and as a

member of the Honor Guard. She was beloved by

her fellow officers and the community.

In these moments we see how close our officers

are to each other and to many of the people

they protect and serve.

This is a closeness we ought to appreciate and

be thankful for - especially during these fraught

times in which most of the headlines detail friction

and worse between citizens and police.

But our department is different. It’s been different

for a long time.

We support our police and they support us.

It’s helped to give us good times and saved our

town in bad.

There’s not only a warmth between citizens

and our police and fire departments - there’s a

genuine affection that runs both ways.

By Jeff Perlman

That was apparent when news spread about

Officer Braswell and Officer Marc. We saw it on

social media with an outpouring of prayer, in

emails and text messages with people trying

hard to find information and asking how they

could help.

For those of us who knew these officers the

news stung extra hard.

Christine was young, strong, focused and

earned many friendships all over Delray. She

worked as a training officer and with our Police

Explorers, reached deep into neighborhoods and

won hearts and minds with her personality and

dedication to Delray Beach.

It’s hard to imagine that she’s gone.

Officer Marc is a brand new officer. She was

seriously injured and is recovering.

She needs our prayers, support and love. And

she will get it.

Delray officers refer to each other as family.

They are.

Many in our community also consider our officers

family. We take pride in their service. We

rely on their bravery and expertise. And we pray

for their safety. We also mourn when they are

lost or hurt.

Thanks Christine.

You will never be forgotten.

In this town, we remember those who serve

and protect us.

We take care of our own.

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the sena group

The MAE art gallery

POSH properties

By John M Sena, CLU, ChFC, President & CEO

Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, I

began my insurance career after my honorable

discharge from the U.S. Navy in

1977. My primary focus has been and continues

to be helping individuals, families, and business

owners with their insurance needs. My company,

The Sena Group Insurance Services was established

in 1988 in Boca Raton, and soon grew

to have additional offices in Hollywood, North

Miami and South Miami. Our most recent office

and 5th location, opened inside the offices of the

successful real estate firm of Posh Properties,

located at 103 N.E. 2nd Ave in the heart of Delray

Beach. Along with great customer service,

we believe in the highest level of ethical conduct

and integrity, and with Posh Properties we feel

we have found an organization whose corporate

values align perfectly with ours. We’re proud to

represent many great companies such as Nationwide,

Travelers, Progressive and Hartford. As

everyone knows a person’s home is their castle,

and protecting that castle againt catastrophes is

essential. The Posh Realty team and The Sena

Group are proud to offer their respective services,

and professional expertise for the benefit of

Delray Beach residents and surrounding areas.

the sena group

103 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444

Phone: 561-391-4661 | Fax: 561-338-6551

May 2017 |

22 May 2017 |


By Susan Romaine, Gallery Owner/Artist


moved to Delray Beach from Charleston,

South Carolina in 2014, and succeeded in

both the world of business and the world of

art. In finance, I was responsible for the placement

of new retirement fund investment assets

and the management of existing client relationships,

as well as the development and introduction

of pooled investment funds, bringing in over

a half billion dollars in new assets under management

from corporate retirement and municipal

bond issuers. During this time, I became an

avid collector of fine art produced by emerging

and mid-career artists. I began my professional

art career in 2000 and have enjoyed considerable

success with over 400 of my works added

to private, corporate and Museum collections. In

2003, I was named artist in residence at Charleston’s

Gibbes Museum and accepted through

a jury process as a member of Oil Painters of

America. A book of my paintings and photography

by Jack Alterman, “Cornices of Charleston”,

was published in 2005. My love of art led me to

partner with Jim Blumenfeld, opening the Meridian

Art Experience (The mAe Gallery, Art services

and Consultation) in Delray Beach.

The Mae art gallery

Susan Romaine, Owner

The Meridian Art Experience (The mAe)

170 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444


By Jim Wrona

Hi! I’m Jim Wrona, how may I help you?

Delray Beach is such a unique place to

live and work and it’s been a blessing

to have lived in this “Village by the Sea” since

1983. Recreationally, I enjoy coaching for my

daughter’s Delray Riptide youth lacrosse program,

and as I have a passion for nature, I enjoy

visiting our local beaches and wetlands with

friends and family. My other passion is my real

estate career. I love the business and as a full

time agent specializing in Delray Beach since

1997, I have the experience and know-how to

help you make wise decisions in your real estate

dealings. I truly love this area and once I

show you around, I’m convinced you’ll love it

too and will want to plant some roots of your

own here. I also have specialized training in

contract negotiations, so whether Buying or

Selling, having me on your side means you’re

working with a real professional. Call me today

at 561-880-7214 and let’s get started. Thankyou

in advance for the opportunity to earn

your business.

Jim Wrona, REALTOR

Posh Properties

103 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444

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161/173 SE 5th Ave - Delray Beach

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Lake Eden - Waterfront Home

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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 May for $50 or less.

26 May 2017 |

Oh, beer. You’re my best friend for

beach days, tailgating and picnics,

and I’m so happy we met. When

it seems like you can never pick the beer

you want to drink – pilsner, stout, IPA or

a hearty porter – take a breath and relax

because now you don’t have to. May is National

Smile Month and you can smile all

the way to the Sixth Annul Delray Beach

Craft Beer Fest where you will be spoiled

with the best that local breweries have to

offer. Held Friday, May 12, all of-age beer

lovers can indulge in unlimited samplings

of more than 100 craft brews, ciders and

even wine. No, it’s not Christmas, it’s Beermas,

and here for your gullet’s pleasure. As

if you needed more good news, you can add

in live music by Uproot Hootenanny, pub

bites, photo booth, game area, live art, and

even a cash bar if you need it, and you’ve

got yourself a deliciously good time. The

Beer Fest is open at 7:30 p.m. for general

admission ticket holders, which will set

you back only $40 when purchased in advance.

It is held at the Old School Square

pavilion and grounds, 51 N. Swinton Ave.,

so you’ll have a chance to party with hundreds

of your closest beer-loving friends.

Visit or call

(561) 243-7922 for more information and

to purchase tickets.

You can keep your rollerblades,

running shoes, Zumba classes and

weird muscle-confusing strength

training classes. I’ve got my trusty cruiser,

name-donning leather cup holder, beach

hat and the open road, and I’m good to

go. May is National Bike Month and is the

perfect time to jump on your two-wheeled

friend for some one-on-one. Riding a bike

around the backstreets of Delray, or along

the beach, with the sun on your back, is

one of the best activities to do, I guarantee

it. If you don’t have a bike or want to

rent some extra bikes for friends who are

visiting, head straight to Richwagen’s Bike

& Sport and they’ll get your cruisin’ in no

time. Rentals start at two hours, but why

do that when you

can rent for the

whole day: $20

for a 1-speed

cruiser, $30 for

a 7-speed cruiser,

$35 for a 24-speed

hybrid or $40 for a mountain bike, or,

my favorite: $50 for a tandem bike. You

can bike to local festivals and art shows,

to brunch (and then carefully back home),

the beach and even to your friend’s house

for dinner. Why drive when you can bike!

Go green, get some exercise and have fun.

Richwagen’s Bike & Sport is located at

298 N.E. Sixth Ave. and is open Monday

through Saturday for your renting pleasure.


or call (561) 276-4234 for more information,

and happy riding!

You’ll know where to find me on Cinco

de Mayo: sombrero on my head,

margarita in my hand and a serious

amount of chips and salsa in my mouth. If

you’re going to party to win, you have to

fuel to win, and that’s where El Camino

comes in. May is National Salsa Month and

is the perfect time to get together with

friends to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and

commemorate the Mexican army’s victory

over France at the Battle of Puebla during

the Franco-Mexican War. On a regular day,

El Camino dishes up the best salsa, tacos,

guac and margaritas this side of the border,

and they’re sure to fire it up for Cinco de

Mayo. They make


in house, including their tortillas, chips, salsas, guacamole,

margarita mix, etc. so you know you’re getting the best food

made from the best local ingredients. Start off with the chips

and salsa, served with charred tomatillo and morita salsas, for

only $3. Order up the guacamole, too, made classic or spicy,

with cilantro, lime and jalapenos, for $9. For something more

substantial, try the cheese, chicken, carnitas or brisket enchiladas,

which are served with a healthy dose of salsa roja, salsa

verde, creamy tomatillo or mole negro, for $12-$16. Their

food is best served with one of their 14 margaritas so pull up

a chair and get to sampling. El Camino is located at 15 N.E.

Second Ave. Visit or call (561) 865-

5350 for reservations and more details about the fiesta, fiesta.

Sometimes only a burger

will do. If it’s not

piled high with toppings

and oozing flavor with

each bite, requiring about 10

napkins, then you’re doing it

wrong. Thankfully, Rok:brgr

is doing it right. May is National

Hamburger Month

and you’ve got your choice

of 18 signature burgers on

the menu, all made with locally-sourced, certified Angus beef

and American Wagyu beef. If you want to go a little southern,

order the Sweet Caroline burger with aged Vermont cheddar,

BBQ-glazed short rib, creamy coleslaw, fried onion strings

and a bourbon BBQ sauce for $17. If you want to kick things

up, the El Diablo is right up your alley and is made with ghost

pepper habanero jack cheese, smoked pepper bacon, crispy

jalapenos, chips and Sriracha mayo for $16. Not feelin’ the

meat? No sweat. Order their Veggie Burger, made with quinoa

and brown rice, roasted root vegetables, avocado and a

red pepper aioli for $14. Or, sink your teeth into the Ahi Tuna

Burger, made with Ahi tuna, Asian slaw, avocado, tomato

and wasabi mayo for $18. Whatever your burger pleasure,

Rok:brgr has you covered. Rok:brgr is located at 4 E. Atlantic

Ave. Visit or call (561) 808-7220 for more

information and reservations.

If you feel like your family is going in a million different directions

with school, work and social life, then take a second

to sit down and smell the musical roses. May is Family

Wellness Month and is a great reminder that family, or framily,

needs some planned TLC and hang-out time. So, grab the lawn

chairs and blanket because we’ve got some free concerts to

attend. Held at the Old School Square Pavilion, the Free Friday

Concert Series features Remix (Top 40/R&B/Rock) on May

5, Royal Majestique (jumbo lounge) on May 19, and the Rod

Stewart Experience on May 26. This is a great opportunity to

have some family time without spending a dime, and there’s

definitely a good mix of music so everyone will be happy.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. so

get there early so you can nab a great seat. You are welcome

to bring your lawn chairs, but no pets or outside food as there

will be food trucks and a cash bar available. Old School Square

is located at 51 N. Swinton Ave. Visit www.oldschoolsquare.

org or call (561) 243-7922 for more information. | May 2017 27


► lOCAls only ║ happenings

1-31 Shark Feeding - Tues-

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

$5. Alligator Feeding -Wed

& Sat 1pm –Stingray Feeding

- Tues-Sun- 2:45pm. 561-274-


1-31 Sandoway Discovery

Center Jr. Shark Biologist

–Wed & Sun 3:15pm. Free. Designed

as a mock shark study,

students will be given the task

of collecting, examining their

“sharks”, recording data and

tagging. 561-274-7263,

1-31 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-


1-31 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-

1-31 Cruise aboard Delray

Yacht Cruises – Daily

sightseeing cruises at 10:30am

& 1pm. $21-24.

1-31 We Heart Small Biz

Month – Be sure to stop by all

the Delray Beach Small Businesses

during the month of


1-13 Mother’s Day Orchid

GiVEAWAy – Shop Downtown

May 1-13 and receive one Phalaenopsis

Orchid Plant with

every $200 spent at Downtown

Delray Beach fashion

boutiques, specialty stores,

gift shops, art galleries, spas,

salons and fitness studios. Collect

your receipts and pick-up

your orchid May 10-13th at one

of two Orchid Stations located

within the Downtown at Hands

Stationers, 325 E Atlantic Ave.

or Petite Connection, 1049 E

Atlantic Ave. Orchid station

hours of operation: Wednesday,

May 10 - Friday, May 12: 11 a.m.

- 4 p.m., and Saturday, May 13:

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 561-243-1077,

1-6 Delray bEACh ITF Tennis

Tournament – Free. Participants

competing in the Boys

& Girls 18 and under divisions.

Matches played at Delray Swim

& Tennis Club.

3,10,17,24,31 Meditation

Stress Reduction classes

– 6:00pm to 6:40pm Guided by

health coach or physician to

promote relaxation, empowerment,

and learning to train the

mind. RSVP (561) 243.8783 or Location:


MD + WELLNESS 200 Lindell

Blvd., Suite 914, Delray Beach,

FL 33483. S.W. corner of Federal

Hwy.and Lindell Blvd., next

to Walgreen’s at Delray Bay offices

and apts.

4,11,18,25 Delray Marketplace

Music Fest – 6-8pm.

Free live entertainment every

Thursday night at Delray Marketplace

Amphitheater! Delray-

5 Free FriDAy Night Concert

Spring Series –

7:30pm. Featuring Remix- Top

40/R&B/Rock. 561-243-7922,

5&6 Arts Garage Presents

Carl Palmer Returns! –

$45-60. 8pm. Continuing his

9th North American tour since

2006: Remembering Keith And

The Music Of Emerson Lake &

Palmer 2016 Tour. 561-450-


6 Fifth Annual Firefighter

Eric Patrie 5k – 7am. $20-

30. Join/Create a Team, Free

Kid’s Fun Run, sponsors, vendors,

fire trucks, raffles, face

painting and much more on


6,13,20 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.


9 SHED Sessions at the

Spady Museum – 8-11pm.

$10. Join the Spady House Band

a jam session and open mic

night. 561-279-8883,

10 Women’s National Book

Association – 6:30 pm. $10.

Author and freelance writer

Mary Thurman Yuhas will discuss,

“How to write a winning

pitch to magazines and other

publications.” president.WN-

10&11 I Remember Mama

– Presented by the Arts Radio

Network Theatre Project

in Residence at Arts Garage

- 7:30pm. $25. Just in time for

Mother’s Day, remember the

importance of mothers in this

sentimental recitation of an immigrant

family living through

tough times. 561-450-6357,

11,13,19 Murder on the

bEACh Booksignings – Join

Murder on the Beach Mystery

Bookstore for various Booksignings.

Call for details. 561-

279-7790, murderonthebeach.


11&25 Blues on the

Square – 7:30pm. $5. Experience

some of Florida’s best

blues bands. Bring lawn chairs,

and bring the family, but no

pets or outside food and beverage.

Food trucks, popcorn, ice

cream and $5 beers. 561-243-


12 Delray Beach Craft

Beer Fest – $40-65. Your ticket


PLING of more than 100 craft

brews and ciders… wines too!

Attendance is limited to give

everyone the best beer tasting

experience. 561-243-7922,DB-

12 Morikami Sushi &

Stroll – 5:30-8:30pm. $6-

8. Summer nights in South

Florida are something special,

especially when they are augmented

with taiko drums and a

cultural backdrop that can’t be

beat! 561-495-0233, morikami.


12&13 Arts Garage Presents

Nicole Henry– $30-

45. 8pm. International, Jazz/

Soul Songstress and Soul Train

Award Winner. 561-450-6357,

13 Ryan J. Mandel Memorial

5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile

Walk – 7am. $25. All proceeds

from the event will benefit

Wayside House, a non-profit

organization, that has been in

Delray Beach for 46 years.

13 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-


13 Seventh Annual Amazing

Mom and Son Challenge

– 8:30am. $8-15. Mom

and Son teams will “race”

around Delray Beach looking

for clues and performing challenges

to be the first team to

cross the finish line. Ages 5+.

561-243-7277, mydelraybeach.


13 Sugarbuster Workshop

– 2:30-4:30pm. How

to blast away sugar and carb

cravings, lose weight without

feeling deprived. Felice

Minkin Health Coach; $40 early

bird by 5/6/17; $45 at door;

Mother’s Day Weekend Special

event, bring a guest, guest

28 May 2017 |


receives $10 discount. RSVP .

(561) 243.8783 or www.DE- Location:


200 Lindell Blvd., Suite 914,

Delray Beach, FL 33483.

14 Delray yACht Cruises

Mother’s Day Brunch

Cruises – 10am & 1:30pm.

$42-67. Spend your Mother’s

Day aboard the Lady Atlantic!


14 Morikami Family Fun:

Tea Time With Mom & Kids

Day Activity – 12pm-3pm.

Free with paid admission. 561-


14 Arts Garage Presents

ClOSE to yOu: The Music of

the Carpenters – $30-45.

2pm. Lisa Rock and her 6-piece

band bring back the sound of

Karen Carpenter. 561-450-


16 Delray Business Expo

– 5-8pm. Free. You’ll discover

new products, services, technologies

and offerings while

sampling food from some of

Delray Beach’s most popular

eateries! 561-278-0424,

16 Murder on the Beach

Book Clubs – 6:30pm. The

Tuesday Murder Club Book

Club will discuss I Am Pilgrim

by Terry Hayes $17. 561-279-


17 We Heart Small Biz

Month Business Walk –

9:30am-12pm. The Office of

Economic Development will

walk through and visit the local

businesses in Pineapple Grove.

17 YPAD Tasting with Startups

– Joing the Young Professionals

Association of Delray at

the Arts Garage, 5:30 – 7:30pm

must RSVP - www.delraybeach.


19 Free Friday Night

Concert Spring Series

– 7:30pm. Featuring Royale

Majestique. 561-243-7922,

19 Arts Garage Presents

John Ford Coley – $30-

45. 8pm. John Ford Coley is a

singing legend who has spent

decades touring, writing, recording,

and producing. 561-


19-20 One Funny Mother at

the Crest Theatre at Old

School Square – 8pm. $31-

41. One Funny Mother stars

comedian, former Miss New

Jersey, and married mother

of three, Dena Blizzard in her

hilarious solo comedy show

about the trials and tribulations

of motherhood and

marriage. 561-243-7922,

20 Delray Beach Ocean

Rescue One Mile Swim

Competition – 7am. $30. Join

Delray Beach Ocean Rescue for

a one mile ocean swim competition

with 13 age divisions in

5 year increments. 561-243-

7352, gaffney@mydelraybeach.


20 Sets in the West – 5-9pm.

Free. Join us on NW 5th Avenue

in front of the Spady Musuem

for a free street festival! Live

main-stage entertainment from

Spider Cherry & Eric Biddines,

with an intermission from

the Delray Divas. Free Kids

activities: face-painting, craft

activities, Spady Museum open

house & more! Food Trucks.


20 Arts Garage Presents

Annie Mack – $30-45. 8pm.

Gifted Blues Singer/Songwriter.

561-450-6357, artsgarage.


20-June 4 Delray Beach

Playhouse Presents “Vanya

And Sonia And Masha

And Spike” – Thurs-Sat 8pm,

Sat & Sun 2pm. $30. Christopher

Durang’s hilarious family

comedy tells the story of three

self-absorbed middle-aged

siblings. 561-272-1281 Ext. 4,

21 Murder on the Beach

Book Clubs – 3pm. The

Sunday Sleuths Book Club will

discuss The Passenger by Lisa

Lutz $15.99. 561-279-7790,

24 Delray Beach Ocean

Rescue 28th Annual Lifeguard

Competition – 3pm-

8pm. Come support your local

lifeguards in front of South

Tower S5. 561-243-7352

24 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-


24&25 Delray Beach Playhouse

Feelin’ GrOOVy:

Bleecker Street and Beyond

- The Greenwich Village

Music Scene of the

60’s – 2pm. $25. 561-272-

1281 Ext. 4,

25 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,

26 Free Friday Night Concert

Spring Series –

7:30pm. Featuring Rod Stewart

Experience. 561-243-7922,

26 Sofia Rei Presents “A

Centennial Tribute to

Violeta Parra” at Arts Garage

– $30-45. 8pm. Awardwinning

Argentine Vocalist.


26 Delray Beach Playhouse

Studio Theatre: The

Truth About Tillie – 2pm.

$25. 561-272-1281 Ext. 4,

27-28 tWEntieth Annual

Downtown Delray Beach

Craft FestiVAl – 10am-5pm.

Free. Join Howard Alan events

at the Delray Beach Tennis Center

Parking lot. 561-746-6615,

27 Chardavoine’s Creole

Jazz Ensemble at Arts gArage

– 8pm. $30-45. A Concrete

Manifestation of Haitian

Jazz. 561-450-6357,

29 Arts Garage -presents

Lucky Peterson – 7pm. $30-

45. A searing lead guitarist, a

rich and thoughtful organist,

and a first-rate blues vocalist,

Lucky Peterson’s musicianship

effortlessly translates gospel,

rock, and jazz into a 21st century

blues presentation. 561-


29-31 Delray Beach Playhouse

Presents “Our

Hearts Belong To Mary!”

– 2pm & 8pm. $30. 561-272-

1281 Ext. 4,


1-6 Opening Doors: Contemporary

AfriCAn American

ACADEmic Surgeons

– $10. Tues-Sat 11am-4pm.

Spady Museum. 561-279-


1-7 “FabriCAted” at The

Cornell Museum at Old

School Square – Fabricated

delves deep into the world of

artists who stitch, sew, cut, and

glue textiles to create extraordinary

art. Cornell Museum at

Old School Square, 561-243-


1-21 Morikami Museum –

Deco Japan: Shaping Art and

Culture, 1920–1945, morikami.


1-31 Delray Beach Historical

Society Presents: Fish

tAles – $5. Thus - Sat, 11am

- 3pm. An exploration of area

fishing! 561-274-9578,

5-31 The Delray Art League

presents: Delray Beach

Sister Cities Exhibit at

City Hall – Featuring the

artwork from the Young Artists

Sister City contest. | May 2017 29

pictures ║ on the ave

on the ave

1 2

Photos: Melissa Korman

1- Clara, Lynette @ Tzikas


2- Christina, Megan, Nicole

@ The Conde Center For

Chiropractic Neurology



3- Dr.Myles, Yvette,

Elizabeth, Mikey, Morgan,

Michelle @ Spodak Dental


4- Tony, Lisa @ Smoke Inn

Delray Beach

5- Maryelle, Carol, Camelly

@ Shear Luck Salon

6- Brett @ Flyby


7- Bridgette @ Purstrands

8- Devin, Wendy, Cat,

Lenny, Leanna, Romeo

@ Engel & Völkers Delray


9- Vanda,Sharon, Anthony,

Rita @ Scuola Vecchia

Pizza E’ Vino

5 6


8 9

30 May 2017 | | May 2017 31

pictures ║ on the ave



Photos: Melissa Korman

1- Mike & Michelle @

Smoke Inn Delray Beach

2- Ainslie, Dolores @ Delray

Dentist Dr. Ritota’s Office

3- Regina, Alexis @

European Wax Center

4- Shannon @ Sunday

State Style



5- Mary with Jack, Ross,

Vinny, Vincent, Tabitha @

Hello Mimi Pet Sitting

6- Adele, Shannon @ Joya

7- Allyson @ Lang Realty

8- Giane & Chris @ Delray

Beach Boxing

9- Chiquita, Brittany,

Ashley, Ashley @ Spodak

Dental Group

5 6 7

8 9

32 May 2017 | | May 2017 33

pictures ║ in the pineapple grove arts district

in the pineapple

grove arts district

1 2

Photos: Melissa Korman

1- Tom @ The Goldsmith


2- Elvin, Brian @ Lanzetta’s


3- Claudia, Melissa @ Delray

Art & Framing

4- Miles, Rob @ Banyan


5- Esther, Ava, John @

Scarlett Ivy



6- Laura, Peter @ Max’s


7- Stefanie, Viviane @

Banyan Restaurant

8- Jim, Jerilyn, Emily, Andy @

Posh Properties

9- Dr. Mara, Marcia, Dr.Bill,

Ronald, Flavie @ Furst

5 6




34 May 2017 | | May 2017 35

pictures ║ In the pineapple grove arts district



Photos: Melissa Korman

1- Marc @ Lanzetta’s


2- Paola, Carlos @

Pineapple Grove Post


3- Zanna, Peter, Madelyn,

Eric, Karma, Lorenzo @

The Pad Salon



4- Fee, Jennifer, Nicole @

Nicole’s Boutique & Gallery

5- Amelie Grooscors @ The

Mae Gallery

6- Olivier @ The Lavender

7- Brie, Netie @ Hair by


8- Barbara, Dianne, Jenna

with Moly @ Dianne Adams






36 May 2017 |

36 May 2017 | May 2017 37

entertainment ║ gotta know

Gotta Know

Delray Beach Boxing

Open For Business

Ryan Innes from NBC’s “The Voice”

at the piano inside the boxing ring

Delray Beach Boxing and Fitness,

officially opened its doors

following a Grand Opening party

complete with pro boxers, live entertainment

and a champagne toast

on April 8, 2017.

Ryan Innes, from NBC’s ‘The

Voice’ accompanied by a baby

grand piano inside the championship

sized boxing ring entertained

the 200-plus on hand and had

attendees floating like butterflies

to his signature rendition of “Gravity”.

Stop in and check out the gym

and fitness center at 2455 Old

Dixie Highway, Delray Beach, (561)


The Institute for Regional

Conservation Sponsors

Field Trip to Mounts

Botanical Garden for Delray

Students First

The Institute for Regional

Conservation (IRC) recently

sponsored a field trip for Delray

Students First to Mounts Botanical

Garden. The event was made

possible through a New York Life

Foundation Volunteers for Good

Individual Grant in the amount of

$1000. The grant recognizes the

volunteer service of John Campanola,

a New York Life Agent who

has been a volunteer with IRC for

over two years.

The middle school and high

school students who participated

in the trip were given a tour of the

gardens which included a scavenger

hunt focused on native plants

and pollinators. After thoroughly

exploring the gardens, each student

selected two plants from the

nursery to add to their pollinator

garden. The day wrapped up by

helping the students plant their

new pollinator plants at the Delray

Students First Garden located in

Catherine Strong Park.

“John Campanola has been

instrumental in assisting our organization,”

said Cara Abbott, IRC

Education and Outreach Coordinator.

“We are very grateful to the

New York Life Foundation and

John for this grant to support our

work in the community.”

New York Life develops and promotes

volunteer opportunities for

their agents, employees and retirees

though Volunteers for Good so

they may contribute their time and

expertise to help meet community

needs. Volunteers for Good grants

recognize and encourage their ongoing

involvement with nonprofit


John Campanola (New York Life), Kirsten

Stevens (Delray Students First Executive

Director), Delray Students First

students, Cara Abbott (Institute for

Regional Conservation)

38 May 2017 |

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Atlantic Ave Magazine! Take Atlantic Ave Magazine

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

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New Hampshire, waiting for spring to arrive

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MAGAzine at the Mural de la Prehistoria in the Viñales Valley, a

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entertainment ║ gotta see

By skip sheffield

Gotta See

May 5

The Summer Blockbuster Season

begins with some firing shots starting

with “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

The 2014 original grossed $770 million

and was the most successful entry

in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Writer-director James Gunn is back to

direct a cast starring Chris Pratt as Peter

Quill, who is still trying to find out

who his parents are. Hint: Kurt Russell

is his dad. Also returning are Zoe

Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and

Bradley Cooper.

May 12

Hey, haven’t we heard of this guy

before? The Legend of King Arthur

has been a big part of British history

for more than 800 years. The story of

a young prince deprived of his throne

who restores his royal status by pulling

the magic sword Excalibur out of stone

has been around since Geoffrey of

Monmouth wrote about it in the 12th

century. Now director Guy Ritchie, who

updated Sherlock Holmes for a new

generation, tackles an even greater

subject in “King Arthur: Legend of

elizabeth olsen

“King Arthur:

Legend of the SWORD”

the Sword.” Charlie Hunnam plays

Arthur. Jude Law is the evil Vortigern,

who seized the throne upon the murder

of Arthur’s father. Elizabeth Olsen

is Guinevere, Idris Elba is Bedivere, Katie

McGrath is Elsa and Annabelle Wallis

is Maid Maggie.

“Snatched” is an inelegant title chosen

for a previously untitled motherdaughter

comedy-adventure starring

Goldie Hawn as cautious, conservative

Linda Middleton and Amy Schumer

(who co-wrote the script) as her impetuous

dreamer daughter Emily.

When Emily is dumped by her boyfriend

at the last minute, she coaxes

mom to go on a dream trip to a jungle

paradise. Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz,

Joan Cusack and Christopher Meloni

co-star. Jonathan Levine (“The Night

Before”) directs.

May 19

How about a teenage tear-jerker?

“Everything, Everything” may fill

the bill. Amandla Stenberg plays

Maddy Whittier, a girl afflicted with

severe combined immunodeficiency

disease (SCID), which means she is

allergic to practically everything.

For the past 17 years she has not

ventured out of her house, seeing

only her mother, Dr. Whittier (Noni

Rose) and her nurse Carla (Ana de

la Reguera). Then Olly Bright (Nick

Robinson) moves in next door. Nicola

Yoon’s No. 1 Young Adult novel

inspired the screenplay, directed

by Stella Meghie.

Just when you thought it was

safe to go back into outer space.

Ridley Scott is back on board as

director of “Alien: Covenant,”

which is both a prequel to

Scott’s terrifying 1979 original

and a sequel to the first prequel,

“Prometheus” in 2013.

Once again the space cadets are

looking for a better life but finding

something far worse. That

would be the dark, dangerous

planet inhabited only by David,

a synthetic sole survivor of the

ill-fated Prometheus, played

by Michael Fassbender. Along

for the ride are Noomi Rapace,

Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup,

Danny McBride and Demian Bichir.

Still wimpy after all these years. “Diary

of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul”

is the fourth installment in a neverending

series based on Jeff Kinney’s

young reader books. Zachary Gordon,

who starred in the first three movies

as wimpy Greg Heffley, has been replaced

by Jason Ian Drucker, who vows

“A Wimp Will Rise” on a family road

trip for Meemaw’s 90th birthday. David

Bowers, who directed the second two

wimpy films, returns for this. Owen

Asztalos is Rowley; Alicia Silverstone

is Susan; Tom Everett Scott is Frank;

Charlie Wright is Rodrick and Chris

Coppola is Beardo.

May 25

Who remembers “Baywatch?” It ran

on TV from 1989-2001 and launched a

million posters. A new cast of hunks and

honeys don their lifeguard suits for this

remake, headed by Dwayne Johnson as

devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchanan, who

butts heads with a new recruit (Zac

Efron). The guys learn to work together

to bust a local bad guy. The cast includes

Alexandra Daddano, Kelly Rorbach, Priyanka

Chopra, Ilfnesh Hadera and from

the original show, Pamela Anderson. Set

Gordon (“Horrible Bosses”) directs.

May 26

Speaking of never-ending series,

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men

Tell No Tales” is the fifth and latest

cash cow for Johnny Depp as foppish,

often drunken pirate Captain Jack

Sparrow. The real beneficiary is Walt

Disney Corp., which began the whole

phenomenon with a Disneyland attraction

in 1967. The four “Pirates” movies

since 2003 had grossed $3.7 billion

dollars as of 2015. This time Captain

Jack is up against vindictive Spanish

Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), who

vows to rid the Caribbean of all pirates.

Now if Jack can just find the legendary

trident of Poseidon, he’ll have a chance.

Others are Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa,

Kaya Scodelario as requisite babe Carina

Smyth, David Wenham as Scarfield

and Orlando Bloom as Will Turner. This

is billed as “The Final Adventure,” but

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entertainment ║ gotta HEAR

Gotta Hear



By skip sheffield

The Elton John-Tim Rice revisualization

of “Aida” continues

through May 7 at Broward

Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets

for the Slow Burn Theatre production

are $47-$60. Call 954-462-0222.

May 4

Hear what the next generation is

up to. The Lynn University Conservatory

of Music presents the Class of

2017 in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday,

May 4 in the Amarnick-Goldstein

Concert Hall. Tickets are only $10.

Call 561-237-9000.

May 5

Florida born and bred rock star

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

bring their show to Perfect Vodka

Amphitheater, West Palm Beach at 8

p.m. Friday, May 6. Tickets are $31-

$155. Call 800-745-3000 or 561-


May 6

It is called the “Superbowl of air

shows.” The Fort Lauderdale Air

Show brings shock and awe to the

skies above South Florida Saturday,

May 6 and Sunday, May 7. Headliners

this year are the Canadian Armed

Forces Snowbirds. The U.S. Air Force

will show off its F-16 Viper and the

U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet. For

information on getting up close to the

action go to

or call 877-377-8499.

For more sedate entertainment

there is a Preparatory School of

Music Recital at 11 a.m. May 6 in the

Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall of

Lynn University. Tickets are $10. Call


May 9

West Palm

Beach comes

alive with

“The Sound

of Music,” which

has a run May 9-14 at

Kravis Center. Tickets are

$29 and up. Call 800-572-8471

or go to

May 12

Get down tonight. KC & The Sunshine

Band bring their disco-era

sounds to Seminole Hard Rock Live,

Hollywood, at 8 p.m. Friday, May 12.

Tickets are $50, $59 and $70. Call

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


Television personality Andy Cohen

does “An Intimate Conversation”

at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek at

8 p.m. May 12. Tickets are $20. Call


From Versailles, France comes

Phoenix on an American tour,

stopping at the Fillmore at

Jackie Gleason Theatre, Miami

Beach at 8:30 p.m. May 12.

Tickets are $35.50 advance, $40

day of show. Call 800-745-3000.

May 14

Well I’ll be. British goth band The

Damned performs in concert at 8

p.m. Sunday, May 14 ay Revolution

Live in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are

$20.50 advance or $23 at the door.

Call 954-449-1025.

May 16

Jimmy Buffet is no ordinary

Alabama country boy. He is a multimillion

conglomerate who still commands

his loyal Parrot Head fans.

He holds forth at the Perfect Vodka

Amphitheater at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May

16. Tickets are $55 and up. Call 800-


May 18

Seattle indie folk band The Head

and the Heart performs at 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 18 at the Fillmore at

Jackie Gleason Theatre, Miami Beach.

Tickets are $34.50 advance and $38

at the door. Call 800-745-3000.

May 19

What we have here is something

called the Lotos (Legends Of The

Old School) Festival at Mizner

Park in Boca Raton, starting at 7

p.m. Friday, May 19. Boy George

headlines with a lineup that includes

The Romantics, Ace of Base,

Stevie B, Expose, Katrina & The

Waves, Nu Shooz, When in Rome

and more. Tickets are $49-$343.

Call 800-745-3000.

The “Delaware Destroyer,”

George Thorogood, asks you to

move it on over when he plays at 8

p.m. May 19 at Pompano Beach Amphitheater.

Tickets are $29-$239.

Call 800-745-3000.

May 27

San Francisco roots rock band

Train headlines a show with O.A.R.

and Natasha Bedingfield at 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 27 at Perfect Vodka

Amphitheater in West Palm Beach.

Tickets are $17-$71.50. Call 800—


May 30

If you can’t have Pink Floyd, Brit

Floyd is the next best thing. They

perform an elaborate production at 8

p.m. Tuesday, May 30 at the Fillmore

at Jackie Gleason Theatre, Miami

Beach. Tickets are $39.50 and $54.50.

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entertainment ║ gotta READ

Gotta Read


Red Wolf

by Jennifer Ashley

Released May 2 2017

The New York

Times bestselling

author of Guardian’s

Mate returns to the

world of the Shifters

and a tale of a new

love under fire...

A man is only as


Red wolf Shifter

Dimitri has fought his whole life for

respect. It is claimed that red wolves are

tainted with coyote blood and therefore

not pure. He may not be skilled at verbally

defending himself, but because he’s a

bodyguard, tracker, and champion of the

fight clubs, his fists are always ready for

some rough and tumble. However, he’d

prefer a roll in the hay with the woman

who is his oldest friend.

…as the woman who’s got his back…

A spirited leopard Shifter and a fellow

tracker, Jaycee Bordeaux has no problem

forging a mate bond with Dimitri, but

soon the two are called to infiltrate a

rogue group bent on enslaving Shifters.

Jaycee may have defended Dimitri from

taunts before, but they now face a more

lethal danger—one that threatens not

only the future of their people, but also

their love.

A Dog’s Way Home

by W. Bruce Cameron

Released May 9 2017

From W. Bruce

Cameron, the author

of the New

York Times and

USA Today bestselling

novel “A Dog’s

Purpose,” which is

now a major motion


Lucas Ray is

shocked when an adorable

puppy jumps out of an abandoned

building and into his arms. Though the

apartment he shares with his mother, a

disabled veteran, doesn’t allow dogs, Lucas

can’t resist taking Bella home.

Bella is inexplicably drawn to Lucas,

even if she doesn’t understand the necessity

of games like No Barks. As it becomes

more difficult to hide her from

the neighbors, Lucas begins to sneak

Bella into the VA where he works. There,

Bella brings joy and comfort where it is

needed most.

After Bella is picked up by Animal

Control because pit bulls are banned in

Denver, Lucas has no choice but to send

her to a foster home until he can figure

out what to do. But Bella, distraught

at the separation, doesn’t plan to wait.

With four hundred miles of dangerous

Colorado wilderness between her and

her person, Bella sets off on a seemingly

impossible and completely unforgettable

adventure home.

A classic story of unwavering loyalty

and incredible devotion, “A Dog’s Way

Home” is a beautifully told, charming tale

that explores the unbreakable bond between

us and our pets. This fantastic and

exhilarating journey of the heart is in the

same tradition as the beloved bestseller,

“A Dog’s Purpose.”

Buttons & Pain

by Penelope Sky

Released May 16 2017

When I saw my

escape, I took it.

Now I’m in New

York City and trying

to get my life back

on track. Despite

the tracker in my

ankle, Crow hasn’t

come for me. He

hasn’t even called me.

I told him the depth of my feelings but he

cruelly rejected them.

Maybe he’s forgotten about me.

One day, I walk into my apartment and

spot the pile of buttons on the counter.

I never left them there, and there’s only

one explanation for their presence.

Maybe Crow hasn’t forgotten me after


The Frozen Hours: A

Novel of the Korean


by Jeff Shaara

Released May 23 2017

June 1950. The North Korean army

invades South Korea, intent on uniting

the country under Communist rule. In

response, the United States mobilizes a

force to defend the overmatched South

Korean troops, and together they drive

the North Koreans back to their border

with China.

But several hundred thousand Chinese

troops have entered Korea, laying

massive traps for the Allies. In November

1950, the Chinese spring those traps. Allied

forces, already battling stunningly

cold weather, find themselves caught

completely off guard as the Chinese advance

around the Chosin Reservoir in

North Korea. A force that once stood on

the precipice of victory now finds itself

on the brink of annihilation. Assured by

General Douglas MacArthur that they

would be home by Christmas, the soldiers

and Marines fight for their lives

against the most brutal weather conditions

imaginable—and an enemy that

outnumbers them more than six to one.

“The Frozen Hours” tells the story of

Frozen Chosin from multiple points of

view: Oliver P. Smith, the commanding

general of the American 1st Marine Division,

who famously redefined defeat

as “advancing in a different direction;”

Marine Private Pete Riley, a World War II

veteran who now faces the greatest fight

of his life; and the Chinese commander

Sung Shi-Lun, charged with destroying

the Americans he has so completely

surrounded, ever aware that above him,

Chairman Mao Tse-Tung watches his every


Written with the propulsive force

Shaara brings to all his novels of combat

and courage, “The Frozen Hours”

transports us to the critical moment in

the history of America’s “Forgotten War,”

when the fate of the Korean peninsula lay

in the hands of a brave band of brothers

battling both the elements and a determined,

implacable foe.

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health & beauty ║ pain relief

Non-Surgical Spinal

Decompression Therapy

By Dr. John Conde


Low back pain is an American epidemic. One-half of working

Americans report having at least one episode of low back pain each

year. In-fact, it is the most common reason for missing work and is

the second most common reason for visiting your doctor’s office.

The most common causes of low back

pain include:

Disc herniations

Degenerative disc and joint disease

Facet syndrome


Misalignments of the spinal joints

Non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical therapies

such as chiropractic care are aimed at

restoring motion and stability to the spine

through gentle manipulations and therapeutic

exercises. Although very effective,

a complement to this is a new form of noninvasive

therapy termed non-surgical spinal

decompression therapy. This form of

therapy has been gaining notoriety over the

last decade in response to a large patient

demand for conservative alternatives to low

back surgical procedures.

What is non-surgical spinal decompression

therapy (NSSDT) and what is it

used for?

NSSDT is an FDA approved revolutionary

new technology used to treat low back and

neck pain targeting three distinct regions;

the discs, the facet joints, and the soft tissue

around the spine (ligaments and tendons).

The concept behind NSSDT involves gently

reducing the herniation-pressure within

the spinal discs. The vertebrae are slowly

and methodically separated utilizing a

spinal decompression unit (such as

a DTS) creating a “vacuum” or negative

pressure within the disc. This

“vacuum” sucks the gelatinous center

of the disc, termed the nucleus

pulposus, back in.

This subsequently reduces the bulge or

herniation and reduces pressure on the

nerve root. It also helps to allow for the diffusion

of essential oxygen, nutrients, and fluids

back into the disc which are usually lost

after the age of twenty five due to a collapse

of the local vascular system. These events

only occur microscopically with each session

of spinal decompression therapy but cumulatively

the results can be quite dramatic.

The patient lies comfortably on their back

or stomach on a well cushioned bed with a

set of nicely padded straps snug around the

waist and around the chest. For neck pain,

the patient will lie face up with a pair of soft

rubber pads behind the neck. The table will

then proceed with cycles of decompression

and relaxation in a precise and graduated

manner. The patient usually can experience

a sense of euphoria with this treatment

which may last 15-30 minutes.

It is of paramount importance however,

to be evaluated first to determine if you are

a candidate for non-surgical spinal decompression


If you have been experiencing any of the


Low back pain

Neck pain

Radiating arm or leg pain

Tingling or numbness in the upper or

lower extremity

Schedule a consultation with a chiropractor

to see if Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

Therapy (NSSDT) is a right fit for you.

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By Thomas C. Balshi, M.D.

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Using this advanced FDA

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it undamaged. This creates

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The heat generated in the

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collagen in the skin to contract

and tighten. After treatment,

the skin begins to ramp up new

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health & beauty ║ Your Dental Health

My teeth feel and look fine.

Do I still need a checkup?

BY Craig Spodak, DMD, PA



yes and

more yes!

Getting checkups from your dentist (and

healthcare professional in general) is a

great way to be proactive, not reactive. By

the time you feel any pain or discomfort in

your mouth, it’s safe to say that the problem

has been present for quite some time.

This could include issues like gum disease,

tooth loss, bone loss, or tooth decay, which

generally goes unnoticed until your face

is swollen and you can’t think straight because

of your tooth ache. By this time, a

cavity might be so large that your doctor

cannot save it.

Seeing your dentist regularly allows for

early detection of problems with the goal

to avoid larger issues. This will save you

from pain, but also saves money and time,

and gives you peace of mind. So, spend an

hour every six months (at least) for a visit

with your dentist and enjoy a healthy, happy

smile for a lifetime.

Get A Cleaning

Even if your at-home oral care is great, you

still need to visit your hygienist so he/she can

not only clean your teeth, but also check to

make sure you don’t have any cavities, problems

with your gums, or more. X-rays play an

important part of your visits, too, as they provide

insight into what’s going on underneath

your gums and can detect cavities early when

they could be reversible. Professional teeth

cleanings will help to remove surface stains

and built up plaque and tartar, and will leave

your smile shining.

Gum Health Checkup

Our gums are basically the key to keeping

our teeth and roots healthy. However, since

many problems begin under the gum line,

gum issues are tricky. Gums that are red, irritated

or puffy are not normal and could point

toward gum disease. Your dentist will need

to take a closer look to determine the source

of the problem. Gum recession is another issue

that can arise, and it is usually only noticeable

when there is sensitivity occuring

around your roots. Your dentist is the best

person to inspect your gums and make sure

they aren’t running into any sticky situations.

Oral Cancer Screening

Did you know that roughly 50,000 people

each year will be newly diagnosed with oral

cancer and the fastest growing segment of the

population to be diagnosed are young, healthy,

non-smoking individuals? Additionally, oral

cancer kills roughly one person per hour,

24 hours per day, according to the Oral Cancer

Foundation, which equals about 10,000

deaths per year. The screening is painless and

takes less than five minutes. Your doctor/hygienist

will check for sores or discoloration

in your mouth, as well as examine your face,

neck and jaw to identify any growths. Early

detection can help save your life, and there’s

no reason to skip this five-minute screening.

Address Any Concerns

If you are experiencing intermittent pain,

sore spots in your mouth or problems when

you chew, etc., make sure you are sharing

those concerns with your dental team. They

are professionals and work hard to make

sure you have the healthiest, pain-free smile

possible. They will be able to address your

concern and either remedy the issue in the

office or give you at-home tips to reduce the

cause of the issue.

Even though you feel your teeth are fine

and you don’t have any pain, there is much

more to a dental appointment than just a

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health & beauty ║ Body Beautiful

Your Mind Holds the

Key to Your Results

By Ashley Sica

Are you serious about transforming your body and getting in the best

possible shape? There are a couple of things you will need to do before

beginning your physical transformation. You might think I’m going to say…

{plan your workouts, clean out your pantry etc…not so fast!

Before you can begin to transform your

body you have to transform your mind.

Transforming your body is ALL mental. If

your mind is not in the right place your

body will not follow. I’ve seen it many times

over 12 years in the fitness industry. Your

mindset is the ONLY thing that separates

you from having the body of your dreams.

It’s the difference between reaching goals

or missing them. With that being said here

are some things to consider before beginning

your transformation.

Start by identifying your current mindset.

You may feel hopeless, frustrated,

discouraged about your current situation.

You may feel you have tried everything to

change your body with little, if any, results.

You may feel frustrated you loose and gain

the same 10 pounds. Whatever the situation,

realize what feelings you’re having

and why you’re having them. Once

you identify your mindset you’ll be able

to move forward with the right type of

thinking. Which brings me to my next

point, the power of positivity.

A positive mindset 100% of the time

during your transformation is a MUST.

We attract and become what we think

about. Positive thoughts yield positive

results. If you start your transformation

with doubts about your abilities or hitting

your goals you are already setting up for

failure. There will be obstacles along the

way, but the right mindset will not hinder

you final result. Whatever life throws you

(life is full of curveballs) you’ll be ready to

handle. Many people give up on their goals

because of circumstances that are totally

within their control. Be ready, willing and

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able to say, “Whatever comes my way, I’ve

got this and I WILL do this!”

The next key to a successful transformation

is to want it bad enough. Otherwise

EVERY excuse in the book stand in your

way. I see this all the time. “I didn’t have

time to get to the gym. It was just a couple

extra slices of pizza.” Everyone that wants

it bad enough, gets results. People that

think they want to transform but don’t

have a yearning in their heart for change,

don’t. New clients ask, “Do you think I have

what it takes to transform?” And the answer

is always, “Yes, anyone can transform

as long as you want it bad enough!”

The last piece of advice is to leave fear

of failure at the door. There is nothing to

be afraid of and the only way to fail is by

not trying. Fear is often what holds us

back from going after the things we really

want in life. But what should really scare

you is the thought of staying stagnant in

your current situation. Imagine living in

a body you’re uncomfortable with for

the rest of your life…that’s scary! Transforming

your body is marathon not a

sprint. Every “body” is different and

each person’s transformation will

take a different amount of time. For

some it will be three months for some

it will be one year. Whatever it is for YOU,

don’t ever give up and failure will never be

an option.

Before embarking on your physical

transformation, make sure your mind is

ready to run with you. The mind is the

most powerful tool we have and it can either

make us or break us. Use it wisely and

your transformation will follow!

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health & beauty ║ Chiropractic

Vertigo and Dizziness:

Getting Back In Balance

By Dr. Elan Schrier

Vertigo is a sensation of feeling off balance. If you have these dizzy

spells, you might feel like you are spinning or feel like you just got off

{a boat. The symptoms can range from mild to debilitating.

According to the Vestibular Disorders Association

90 million Americans go to health

care providers because of vertigo, dizziness

or balance problems. It is the second most

common complaint heard in doctor’s offices,

and will occur in 70% of the nation’s population

at sometime in their lives.

Many times chronic vertigo sufferers become

frustrated because it’s a disease that

people can’t see. To the outside world they

look healthy, but inside they are struggling.

Vertigo is often caused by an inner ear or

upper neck problem. It can happen at any

age, but typically is more common at 40 or

above. The most common causes are change

of position of crystals in the inner ear canal,

buildup of fluid or pressure in the ear, head

or neck injuries and migraine headaches.

Symptoms can last a few minutes to a few

hours or more and may come and go. Sometimes

people can feel an off balance feeling

that doesn’t go away for long periods of time,

sometimes months at a time.

There are different types of balance disorders:

BPPV. These initials stand for benign

paroxysmal positional vertigo. This is when

crystals that send signals to your brain about

body position are out of place. Typically these

keep your body balanced, but when there is a

buildup, it can cause the opposite effect.

Meniere’s disease is an inner ear disorder

thought to be caused by a buildup of fluid

and changing pressure in the ear. It can cause

episodes of vertigo along with ringing in the

ears (tinnitus) and hearing loss.

Vestibular neuritis is an inner ear problem

usually related to infection. The infection

causes inflammation in the inner ear around

nerves that are important for helping the

body sense balance.


Canalith repositioning maneuvers (Epley

Maneuver) is a series of specific head

and body movements for BPPV. The movements

are done to move the calcium deposits

out of the canal into an inner ear chamber

so they can be absorbed by the body. Many

times patients experience vertigo symptoms

during the procedure, but it is effective.

Medication in some cases, can reduce

nausea or motion sickness.

NUCCA care

For some patients neither treatment

works and after being told that either nothing

is wrong with them -- or that their symptoms

can’t be treated -- they begin to do their

own research. They come across NUCCA care,

which is a treatment that realigns the upper

cervical spine, taking pressure off the nerves

that control balance and coordination. After

a careful examination we determine the

cause of the vertigo. Usually within 30 days

the symptoms have decreased by 50-80%

and at 90 days between 70-100%. The NU-

CCA treatment is based on precise measurements

from x-rays, and involves no twisting

or wrenching of the neck.

NUCCA Practitioner

Schrier Family Chiropractic

315 NE 2nd Ave.

Delray Beach, FL 33444




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special feature ║ boca prep international school

Excellence In Sports and Academics

boca prep International school

By Martin LenkowskY

{One of the first things one notices just before entering the

front door at Boca Prep International School is a sign saying,

“Welcome! ¡Bienvenido! Bienvenue,!” a pleasant greeting not

only in English, but in Español and Français as well.

Having an international flavor would

probably be somewhat of an understatement

to describe Boca Prep. “More than 55

countries are represented here,” said Stan

Daniel, the school’s director of Admissions

and Marketing. In addition to Boca Prep’s

global appeal, Daniel points to its unique –

and prestigious – status as an IB (international

Baccalaureate) World School all the

way from pre-k to 12th grade.

The Boca Prep International School Campus

is located at 10333 Diego Drive South in

Boca Raton.

Also unique about Boca Prep are its wellknown

academies in soccer, swimming and

theater. “We also work directly with Evert

Tennis Academy,” Daniel said, explaining

these academies refer to specialized “higher

level performance” programs. Some of the

school’s graduates have gone on to achieve

renowned success in the world of professional

sports. The most famous tennis players

to graduate Boca Prep are Andy Roddick

and Mardy Fish. Both of their pictures are

displayed on the walls along with that of

professional soccer’s Jozy Altidore, another

graduate. “We had an Italian Olympic ice

skater,” Daniel adds.

Daniel uses several key words and phrases

to describe his school’s uniqueness: “international,

small, and high-performance

athletics and theater training.”

There are only 210 students at Boca Prep

in total. Approximately seventy-five percent

are in the academies.

Plus, there’s more. “We’re part of a group

of schools called IES (International Education

Systems,” Daniel said. “There are only

10 schools in the world. We are the only one

in the U.S.” Many of the world’s nations are

represented at Boca Prep. Other IES schools

are located in England, Hungary, South Africa,

Italy and Slovenia.

All IES schools interact. Just recently,

Boca Prep sent some of its students on a science

trip to a school in England. Boca students

were hosted at one of the schools in

England and went on tours to London and

various science museums.

Annual tuition costs at Boca Prep International

School range from $12,000 to

$20,000. There are no dormitories on campus.

Some students live with other families

in the area; others reside in the Boca area

with their own families. “They want their

kids to have an international experience,”

Daniel said. About 30 students have dorms

in the Evert Tennis Academy located across

the street from the school. Pictures of other

IES schools adorn the walls in the school’s

corridor. Only about 25 percent of the student

body are American born.

There’s also something rather quite

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unique about Boca Prep’s location. It stands on the site of the

old Mission Bay Aquatic Center. The school opened its doors in

1997. Boca Prep focuses on two differentiated areas: a core academic

curriculum, and a complementary curriculum. The core

curriculum teaches students the necessary academic skills to

become successful in life. This includes mathematics, science,

technology, and the ability for students to understand, analyze,

and evaluate the world around them.

The complementary curriculum “opens the door to the possibility

of dealing with areas not considered in the official study

programs, such as those not considered in the official study programs,

such as those which require creativity and those that care

for vocational interests and desires. Artistic, scientific, technological,

social and sports activities are included in this area.”

Daniel is highly impressed by the caliber of Boca Prep’s students:

“After nine years at Boca Prep, I must say that these students

are some of the most self-disciplined and nicest students

I’ve ever worked with.”

Students in the various high-level performance programs partake

in their specialized activity each morning before 10 a.m. After

10 a.m. every student goes into their IB academic programs.

Because of the advanced level of the school’s sports academies,

their teams do not compete with other high schools.

Boca Prep International School

10333 Diego Drive South

Boca Raton, Florida 33428

(561)-852-1410 | May 2017 57

special feature ║ Nicole’s Gallery & Boutique

Parisian fashion meets Delray Beach

Nicole’s Gallery & Boutique

By Nicol JenkinS

photos by melissa korman

{Stepping through the doors of the quaint

boutique, you feel like you’ve been

transported to the South of France.

Rows of Parisian fashionable dresses and

blouses, stunning accessories and one of a

kind artwork fill Nicole’s Gallery & Boutique

in Delray Beach.

From flowing jeweled Monaco sun dresses

and paintings from French artists, to Picasso

plates, and exquisite jewelry, Nicole’s

Gallery & Boutique has exclusive items that

you can’t find anywhere else.

Owner Nicole Azria wanted to bring Parisian

style and art to her new home of Delray

Beach, which she believes mirrors the same

laid-back art and fashionable style found in

the South of France.

That’s why the boutique owner travels to

France often to bring back the latest trends

to Delray Beach. Nicole’s Gallery & Boutique

has recently made the store more intimate;

instead of two large rooms, they have one

58 May 2017 |

quaint store with more options for clothing

and accessories.

“We made the boutique smaller. It is now

more intimate, and that’s what my clients

were looking for,” said Nicole. “I also travel

to France more often to bring unique clothing

and accessories to the boutique.”

When you shop at Nicole’s Gallery & Boutique,

you will find top designer clothing

that will impress everyone while you are

walking or dining on the Ave. From summer

dresses, beach cover-ups, exquisite French

jewelry, off the shoulder blouses, jeweled

flip flops, unique gifts and perfume, the boutique

has exclusive apparel, art, gym clothes,

gowns for a special occasion, and many accessories.

They also have men’s clothing,

swimwear, sunglasses and shoes. You can

find a specialty gift idea or décor for your

Nicole with Mademoiselle FEE

“I’Univers” painting by N.OHANA

home. Their Picasso plates and bowls are

among the top sellers. Fashionistas can find

sizzling summer wear and accessories!

“We want the boutique to carry exclusive

items that no other store has in stock. We

are the store for the discriminative shopper

who wants an outfit that no one else will

have and wants to shop in an intimate boutique

setting,” added the owner.

Personal shopping assistant Marilyn Shultz

said women shoppers are becoming more selective

of what they put in their closets.

“Women are not just looking to fill their

closets but to add more selective items and

statement pieces. Whether it is a social

function, charitable event, dinner on Atlantic

Avenue, or a wedding or special event,

we are here to help our customers find the

perfect look for any occasion or for everyday,”

said Marilyn. “Our staff helps the discriminative

buyers select items that they

can use more than once and not just hang

on a hanger in their closet.”

Jennifer, Nicole’s style assistant

What truly sets Nicole’s Gallery & Boutique apart from big

chain stores and other boutiques is their attention to personalized

customer service, along with the owner selecting the best

quality apparel and accessories for the boutique. Once a customer

walks through the door, they are greeted with a warm smile

and offered a glass of water or champagne. The friendly staff and

owner greet each customer like a long-time friend and make

sure their clients feel right at home.

“We focus on taking care of our clients and offer a variety of

clothing and accessories, not just high end but something for every

woman. Nicole’s Gallery & Boutique is a one-stop shop for

every occasion and for any gift for that special someone,” said


Nicole’s Gallery & Boutique will expand their gallery portion

by adding more artwork in the windows of the store and inside

to showcase artists from France.

“Delray Beach is a town centered around art and you can find

many local artists with similar styles, but here I would like to

display art that you can’t find anywhere else,” said Nicole. “I am

here almost every day to help my customers find just what they

are looking for and something that sets them apart in the fashion

and art world.”

If you are searching for just the perfect dress, or the most fashion

forward jeans, or stylish tops and you need that special gift,

there is something for every day wear or a piece of art for your

home, visit Nicole’s Gallery & Boutique for an experience unlike

any other!

Nicole’s Gallery & Boutique

200 NE 2nd Ave

Delray Beach, FL 33444


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Yiana Katsoulos 80’s French pop star selecting table wear | May 2017 59

special feature ║ SMOKE INN DELRAY

Smokin’ Hot In Comfort And Friendship


{By Diane Feen

You can run but you

can’t hide. Unless

you’re hanging out

at Smoke Inn Delray.

photos by melissa korman

This vintage inspired Cigar Lounge is one

place where locals and tourists can relax,

get away from it all, and have a cigar or a

drink (not necessarily in that order).

Smoke Inn has always been a safe port

in the storm. But lately it’s become a place

where cigar lovers can luxuriate in unfettered

air space. Most of the people who go

there see it as a sanctuary of calm and respite

from the daily grind of people, places

and things.

Perhaps it’s the inclusiveness, or the

laid back countenance, but whatever it is

you see a lot of happy faces at Smoke Inn

Delray. Take the three Richards for example.

Though it sounds like a singing group

from the 60s, there are actually three men

named Richard who congregate at Smoke

Inn quite often. There’s Richard Feinberg

and Richard Novick from Boston and Richard

Stern from Philly.

The three men exemplify the pure essence

of what makes Smoke Inn Delray a

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haven from the ordinary. The three Richards

sit in the main room of the Cigar Lounge and

shoot the breeze (so to speak). “This is a

great place; we come here to smoke cigars

and talk sports, politics and the stock market,”

said Feinberg. He was quickly rebuffed

by Novick, who quipped, “We don’t talk

about politics.”

Subjects discussed at Smoke Inn Delray

are a private matter, but what is public is

that guests gravitate harmoniously for camaraderie,

comfort and whatever goes up

in smoke.

Todd Andersen is a great example of this

theory. The father of two has been coming

to Smoke Inn for many years with one goal

in mind – to relax and chill out. With a cigar

in his right hand Andersen is enjoying the

pure essence of the outdoor patio. “I come

here during the day to catch up on phone

calls and read the paper. It’s convenient and

I enjoy the quiet – it also allows me to take

my mind off things for a couple of hours.”

That is exactly the master plan at Smoke

Inn Delray. Owner Vincent Prestigiacomo

(Vinny) has created an environment that is

laid back and free flowing. You can have a

drink at the cozy Retro Bar or watch sports

on one of their flat screen TVs. “This is the

ultimate neighborhood bar like you see on

‘Cheers.’ We have celebrities and athletes

who come here because they feel relaxed

and safe,” said Vinny, who recently acquired

the name “Silver Fox” because of his

salt and pepper hair.

The other main player at Smoke Inn Delray

is Manny Badillo, Vinny’s best friend

from childhood. Badillo has the same devotion

to keeping Smoke Inn a stress-free zone

as Vinny. “We cater to everyone who comes

here. We want them to feel at home and

happy. There’s no judgement here, you can

be yourself and spend time with people who

are open and honest.”

You can also have a rare brand of Bourbon

such as Pappy Van Winkle, Elmer T. Lee or

Blood Oath. If you’re in the mood for a beer

they have a great selection of local craft

beers. There’s Saltwater Brewery beer from

Delray, Hollywood Brewery, Funky Buddha

and Cigar City from Tampa. When it comes

to wine they have a large selection to match

your mood or cigar type. Try the J Lohr

Franciscan Cabernet, Hahn Pino Noir or La

Crema chardonnay. They also have Manhattan

Special Pure Expresso Soda.

The heart of the matter at Smoke Inn Delray

is Cigars of all sizes and origins. They

carry top premium cigar brands such as

Montecristo, Romeo y Juileta, Tatuaje, Perdomo,

Davidoff, Padron, Ashton, Rocky Patel,

Arturo Fuente and more. They currently

have Arturo Fuente Opus X cigars, Padron

Family Reserve, All Out Kings by Caldwell

and Tatuaje Skinny Monsters.

Man (or woman) cannot live on cigars or

solitude alone. That’s why Vinny and Manny

cook up special events to keep things exciting.

Thursday nights are poker tournaments,

Wednesday is Trivia Night (with

prizes, drinks and cigars) and Friday and

Saturday night is when the music is live and

the vibes are varied.

On the back covered patio you’ll hear Bob

McDonald play guitar or Rockin Jake sing

the blues with his harmonica. These great

evenings of spirits, songs and cigars are often

highlighted by talented singers like Michelle


On July 4th Smoke Inn Delray is smokin’

hot with live music, a juicy BBQ, drinks and

cigar specials. You can see the fireworks

and enjoy the company of other fun loving

Smoke Inn Delray guests. You don’t have to

smoke cigars to partake in all the fun. You

can savor the sweet taste of wine or just sip

a tall glass of sparkling water.

You also get to choose from 600 different

Cigars. They have a huge walk-in humidor

and friendly vibes that surround the premises.

That’s what attracts people like Rob

Urguhart. “I come five days a week because

it’s super friendly and laid back here. The

minute I walk in the door they open a Pellegrino

for me because they know that’s

what I drink.”

That is the motto and merriment of

Smoke Inn Delray. They cater to your libation

likes and your cigar fantasies.

Come to where you can have it your way

– whether it’s a cigar or a twist of lime with

gin. Either way it’s the best home away from

home in the neighborhood.

Smoke Inn Delray

(Open late every day)

202 NE 6th Ave – two blocks north of Atlantic Ave.

Delray Beach - 561-819-1212 | May 2017 61

special feature ║ Hello Mimi! - Mary Timmons

Your Furry Friend Is In Good Hands

‘Hello Mimi!’ Pet Sitting

By Nicol Jenkins

photos by melissa korman

{Some people have the gift of making others feel

at ease. The moment you meet Mary Timmons,

you feel like you have known her for a lifetime.

Her cheery yet calm demeanor makes

people and their pets feel right at home.

That’s why Mary Timmons is perfect for the

pet sitting business.

Her business, Hello Mimi!, has countless

rave reviews by pet owners in Delray Beach

and nearby cities. Mary offers overnight pet

sitting for cats and dogs in the comfort and

safety of their own homes and backyards!

“Many pet owners who travel don’t want to

put their dogs or cats in a kennel. Sometimes

the pets don’t get along with the other animals,

or they get sick or depressed,” said Mary.

Instead of leaving your best friend with

other animals or someone who doesn’t have

the experience, leave them with someone

who has a trusted reputation. You won’t

have to worry about your beloved pets

while away on vacation or a business trip,

Mary will stay at your home and make sure

your pets feel comfortable and loved.

“My clients value that I am someone they

Mary Timmons and Jack

Wellendorf (client)

62 May 2017 |

Mary Timmons with Jilly and Kitty

trust to be in their home and take care of their

pets, who are like their children,” said Mary.

What sets her pet sitting company apart

from the rest is that Mary goes the extra

mile to make the pet owners and their animals

feel comfortable. Before the overnight

pet sitting, Mary will meet with the owner

and bond with the pet at their home. She

will learn all about the pet, their likes, dislikes,

favorite foods, when they like to go to

sleep, if they take any medications, and any

other vital information from the owner.

“It is crucial that I bond with the pets,”

she said.

The pet sitter has always had a love for

animals. Since a young age, she grew up

with animals; and now she has two cats,

named Kitty and Jilly.

When she moved from New York City to

Delray Beach to be closer to her family, Mary

decided to pursue her love of pets and started

pet sitting as a part-time job. But quickly

the word spread and she was referred to

many pet owners, and she turned her love

of animals into a full-time business.

“When I moved back to Delray Beach, I

met a couple and worked for them caring

for their dog and loved it. The couple actually

left their Delray Beach seasonal rental

and continued to use me throughout the

summer flying me back and forth to their

home in Boston. I decided to roll the dice

and take an ad out in Atlantic Ave Magazine

and immediately gained a lot of new clients.

I started my own business because there’s a

need for it here. Pet owners can spend a lot

of money on kennels and their animals get

sick or feel homesick. And we know some

Joe, Rocco, Bobby, Abbey, Sarah and cosmo (clients)

boarding places have overworked helpers

who can’t give the TLC that pets need.”

The local pet sitter comes with many

credible references.

“I give them absolute piece of mind so they

know their pets are secure on my watch. I

send pictures and texts each day to the owners.

They will know that their pets are home

and getting the attention they need,” she

said. “It’s rewarding because most of the pet

owners become friends. My goal is to keep

my clients happy and be available to them. I

want to build this business because I know

there is a great need for it.”

Her clients are so happy they found her to

take great loving care of their furry friends.

“Since we moved to Florida, I have been

searching for just the right caretaker for our

“babies.” Mary made the process of meeting,

interviewing, follow up and references very

professional and comforting. Although it is

always hard for me to leave the dogs home, I

know that leaving them with Hello Mimi is a

great choice,” said Dawn Tarpinian.

“For every animal owner leaving your

pets is always a concern. Our worries vanished

after meeting Mary. She’s extremely

thorough, loving, and reliable,” said Michele


“My husband and I met Mary when we

wintered in Delray Beach in 2014. We were

very skeptical of having someone we did not

know watch our Cosmo. However, from the

first moment we met Mary, she put our fears

to rest. Mary is very trustworthy and I highly

recommend her,” said Rachel Letourneau.

If you are traveling for work or vacation

and want to leave your beloved pet with a

reliable and caring pet sitter, search no further

than Hello Mimi!

Hello Mimi!

Mary Timmons


Like her Facebook page! | May 2017 63

special feature ║ in The grove hair studio

Dynamic Duo



By diane feen



photos by melissa korman

Ardagna and Whitney Smith are

bookends in the beauty side of life.

They work together, taking raw material

and creating something of beauty from what

is natural and never ending.

Both are master colorists and hair stylists

with the education and outstanding

talent to make their clients look ravishing

without compromising integrity. Clients

sing their praises and together they are the

perfect combination of excellence and human


To say they have devoted followers is an

understatement. Their clients look to them

for advice on hair color, extensions, style,

cut and everything in between. The canvas

on the wall of their studio inside “In The

Grove Hair Studio” says it perfectly: The

Hairapist is In.”

“I have been coming to Whitney for two

years and she has changed my life. She

makes me feel beautiful and is so sweet and

talented. Whitney cuts and colors my hair

and does highlights that took my hair from

blah to beautiful,” said Emily Watter.

That’s why Whitney is always busy. The

blond beauty seems to cast a spell on everyone

she meets. The reason is simple; she is

beautiful inside and out and has talent that

is unrivaled by her peers.

“Whitney is amazing. She has the ability

to look at a style or color and duplicate it

perfectly. When someone comes to her with

a picture of a model (or celebrity) Whitney

knows exactly how to create the identical

look for clients,” said Joe.

Even though Joe and Whitney often pose

side by side in their marketing campaigns

they are partners of spirit and vocation, not

Dynamic Duo Joe Ardagna and Whitney Smith

64 May 2017 |

Great Lengths extension specialist

stunning new cut

life partners. Each has their own spouse to

whom they are deeply devoted.

However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t

an evolving sense of wonderment on both

sides. “Whitney is half my age but she teaches

me something new every day. She has the

ability to be tactful and soft, which makes us

a great balance. We also help others be successful

as well,” said Joe, who teaches (and

mentors) students at Boca Beauty Academy

and Hair Design Institute Boynton.

The admiration goes both ways. “I am

confident that I am where I am today because

of the talent that God has blessed me

with and the talent Joe has shared with me.

I am blessed to learn something new from

Joe every single day. He encourages me to

be a better person, stylist, wife and mother,”

said Whitney, who started as Joe’s client and

then his assistant.

Joe’s talent as a stylist and colorist is legendary

and his clients are smitten with his

magician-like hands at transforming their

appearance. “Joe is the best of the best

with extensions. When I first came to him

my hair was fried and now it’s just beautiful.

I spent about six hours with him when

he put in my Great Lengths Extensions and

there was no discomfort. He’s also such a

friendly outgoing person I enjoyed every

minute of it,” said Alexa Peters.

Peters is not the only one who classifies

Joe as the ultimate hair guy, others see his

masterful handiwork as well. “I get so many

compliments on my long hair from friends

and strangers. Everyone says, ‘You have

beautiful hair,’ Joe is that good,” adds Peters.

As talented and respected as Whitney and

Joe are there is little in the way of ego to fester

the mix. The print on their wall says it

best: “Work Hard Stay Humble.”

That motto is one that is strictly adhered

to, which is refreshing since diva-hood is

one of the casualty of genius in this industry.

But clients like Gena have nothing but praise

to bestow on their relentless pursuit of excellence.

“My hair is curly and Joe knows

exactly what to do to make it look beautiful.

He cuts and colors it and gives it volume and

makes the colors stand out in a unique way.”

Joe, the mastermind of color for each

hair texture and style, knows that Gena’s

hair needs a unique technique to capture

its essence. “With curly hair you have to approach

it in a unique way. The color has to

be around the head because it moves differently

– it has to have movement.”

Joe is right. As Gena swirls her head gently

the varying colors highlight the magnitude

of Joe’s handiwork. He also does

something else that few people do with

gusto. “Joe always puts a color hair extension

in my daughter’s hair. All the children

in her school want hair like Olivia’s. Joe

also paints her nails.”

That’s the way it is with Whitney and Joe

– they pull out all the stops to make sure

that clients feel beautiful on the outside and

content on the inside.

Susan Calabretta knows this firsthand.

She was Whitney’s 4th grade teacher and

her babysitter. Now she is a devoted client.

“Whitney cuts and colors my hair and does

it perfectly. My hair is thick and course and

Whitney is a wizard with it – she makes me

feel beautiful. Everyone tells me that I have

beautiful hair. I just love it.”

Though the accolades continue to topple

over them like raindrops they continue to

do their best with earnest humility. “I’m not

afraid to share my knowledge with others.

If you can’t give it away then you can’t keep

it. I wish everyone in the business the most

success in the world,” said Joe.

Whitney has achieved that success. “Joe is

so talented. I’m not sure he knows this, but

I would be so honored if I could be just as

good as he is one day.

If you ask Joe, she already is. “Whitney is

so talented and everyone loves her.”

He’s right.

In the Grove Hair Studio

215 NE 1st St.

Joe Ardagna - 603-994-2129

Whitney Smith 561-351-1617

Whitney & Joe “We love what we do” | May 2017 65



Pure Integrity

{By Diane feen

photos by melissa korman

There’s a rhythm that must be in sync

when you talk about healthy environments.

Especially when the word healthy and

health are used to describe every product

and service on the planet.

But the owners of Purlife (and the adjoining

restaurant) Purgreens have set the bar

particularly high for this new-age constitution.

They may wow you on the machines

at this 12,000-square-foot fitness center in

Pineapple Grove, but within gazing distance

is a gold mine of fresh healthy cuisine.

There may be a dozen restaurants in

Delray to pick up meatballs or burgers, but

there aren’t many that can serenade you

with food grown in their own backyard.

Purgreens can do just that. “We have

nutrient infused hydroponic Grow Towers

where we grow our own leafy greens and

herbs. They are organic and non-GMO. We

harvest them three times a week and feature

whatever is fresh at our restaurant,” said coowner

of Purgreens, Danielle Monroy.

Monroy and her husband Diego pride

themselves on having a low carbon footprint,

but the surprising fact is that the food is not

compromised for the love of sustainability.

Instead their Salads, Wraps, Power Bowls,

Smoothies and Acai Bowls are delicious and

pack a punch of flavor that is endless.

When Purlife first opened their Luxury

Fitness center two years ago the focus was

on building the best health club in Delray

Beach. After accomplishing that goal, the

next step was expanding the nutritional

component. Through careful planning,

research and listening to the people, Purgreens

came to fruition.

“When we stated this Fitness Center we

wanted to create a hub and culture keyed

toward a healthy lifestyle. We started with a

juice bar and pre-made health food but our

customers asked for more, they often said,

‘I wish your juice bar would serve healthy

breakfast, lunch, and dinner,’” said Purlife

Managing Partner Travis Tomko.

One thing about Tomko, he has a body for

fitness, but his ears are all in for the betterment

of spreading the gospel of a healthy

lifestyle. That’s why he teamed up with the

Monroy’s and unveiled a restaurant within

this fitness empire.

The products at Purgreens are beyond

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your healthiest expectations. The Ginger

Miso Fusion Salad with wild caught salmon

is superb, and the Rice Bowls have every

tasty healthy ingredient one can imagine.

It’s a veritable smorgasbord of luscious

goodies to make any salad or rice bowl taste

as good as a five-star meal.

If you are a person who wants to eat

healthy but doesn’t want to sacrifice taste

and fanfare then Purgreens is your oasis.

They have a large outdoor seating area (and

indoor dining) from sun up to sundown. If

you’re not in a hurry you can luxuriate in

the calm, restorative Pineapple Grove atmosphere.

“There is something on the menu

here for every diet type. People can meet

friends or business associates and relax

with a beer, organic wine or enjoy a tasty

lunch or dinner,” said Danielle.

She’s right. You’ll get an endorphin rush

with every Acai Bowl. Our favorite is the

Berry Blast – with berries, coconut, goji berries,

chia seeds and honey. Their Wraps can

be made with Spinach, Whole Wheat or a giant

Collard Green leaf, but they all have one

thing in common – they’re terrific. The Greek

Grilled Chicken and Hummus Wrap is a stunner

with free range chicken, cucumbers, tomatoes,

romaine, hummus and feta cheese.

There’s another component to this locally

sourced restaurant with the star quality –

it’s divine intention. You can taste it in every

morsel they prepare (fresh) and you can feel

it when you sit in their sweet domain.

The center of gravity in this homage to

health is The Purlife Fitness Center. They

have state-of-the-art equipment, Top notch

Personal Trainers and enough space to work

out your body and imagination. This hightech

luxury fitness center offers one-on-one

sessions and group classes. Their workouts

are designed to address imbalance and injuries

first, then the focus shifts to endurance,

fat loss, and muscle gain.” If your goal is to

overcome injury, lose weight and gain endurance

you’re in the right place.”

Purlife Fitness Center has Interval Training,

Bootcamps, Cardio, Yoga and Circuit

Training based in a luxury setting.

They offer free towel service, sparkling

cleanliness and a heart rate monitoring system.

“We listen to what you want and then

devise a plan to get you there. It’s all about

our client’s needs.” adds Tomko, a former


When you feel good you want to look

good. That’s why they have an in-house

Salon called Purstrands. It is Ouidad and

Goldwell certified and led by Master Stylist

Bethany Bartlett-Tomko. Purstrands is

a full-service salon offering Coloring, Haircuts,

Hair Extensions, Keratin Treatments,

Straightening and Wedding Makeovers.

Purlife also has best in class Strength and

Cardio Equipment and is dedicated to making

your fitness, health and wellness dreams

a reality. Stop by anytime and see for yourself.


45 NE 2nd Avenue

Delray Beach, FL

561-852-9200 | May 2017 67

special feature ║ allyson sullivan

An Inside Look at the Life of a Top Producing Realtor

allyson sullivan

By Nicol JenkinS

photos by melissa korman

What qualities make a successful Real Estate agent in Palm Beach

County? Atlantic Ave Magazine recently sat down for an in-depth

interview with Allyson Sullivan of Lang Realty in Delray Beach, to

{learn about her fast paced life as a top producing Realtor.

When I arrived at her gorgeous office, located

on Atlantic Avenue with a gorgeous view of

the Seagate Hotel and Delray’s palm trees, Allyson

made me feel right at home by offering

me a cup of coffee and a friendly smile. Her

bright pink flowery dress and bold accessories

matched her sunny yet very driven demeanor.

Allyson’s unwavering dedication to

her clients showed as a few even stopped by

her office just to chat and say hello.

Her co-workers and broker also have

nothing but rave reviews about this downto-earth

agent. Here’s what Scott Agran,

owner of Lang Realty, had to say about Allyson:

“When I hired Allyson I could tell she

was a rare find. Allyson is youthful and energetic

and brings her A-game to everything

she does. She’s passionate about her job and

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when faced with a challenge she always rises

to the occasion. I have enjoyed watching

Allyson’s career grow.”

Allyson shared with us her journey

throughout her Real Estate career and her

motivation to help her clients fulfill their

dreams of home ownership.

1- Why did you get into Real Estate?

Real Estate has always been a part of my

life. I grew up learning about Real Estate, having

a strong family background in the business.

When I graduated from Florida Atlantic

University, I bought my first condo in Delray

Beach and developed a friendship with my

Realtor, who also recommended that I should

get my Real Estate license. On a whim, I took

her advice, gave it a shot and never looked

back! I never thought my career would grow a

Allyson celebrates a successful closing!

Investing in your backyard adds value

to your home according to allyson

much as it has... I never dreamed that I would

become such a household name in the area.

But years of hard work and by constantly investing

in advertising and marketing, it seems

that my career has evolved. Sometimes I have

to pinch myself because I can’t believe all my

hard work has paid off.

2- What is your typical day like?

I’m an early riser and try not to let a day

go by without a good run or going to the

gym. I also get a lot of my emails and computer

work done well before sun comes up.

Once I get in my car and head to the office,

my days go by so fast. I am constantly being

thrown curveballs, from showing listings to

negotiating contracts. In this stressful and

busy life, I try to keep things fun! I am always

joking around with my team. I try to

incorporate some comedy to help me get

through the day. It’s a serious job that can be

stressful, but I try to make everyone smile!

Allyson makes you feel like

you are her only client, she

is really passionate about

finding you the perfect home!

3- With so many real estate companies, why did you choose

Lang Realty?

Lang is to Palm Beach Real Estate what the Breakers is to

Palm Beach hospitality. Lang Realty is one of the few privately

owned real estate companies that has a large presence in the

area. I have high expectations for my clients, as Lang Realty has

high expectations for their agents. They are only exclusive to

Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast and big believers in

branding and marketing.

4- What’s hot right now in Delray Beach homes?

Many homeowners are spending a lot of money on updating

their backyards with summer kitchens, fire pits, outdoor living

rooms, patios and pool areas. We are so fortunate to be able to

spend so much time outdoors that people want to invest in their

outdoor space. (Allyson jokes that you haven’t truly made it if you

don’t have a fire feature in your pool!) “Like who doesn’t need

flaming bowls of fire on either side of their hot tub?” If you’re

looking to do some updates to your home that won’t break the

bank, some of her recommendations are: a fresh coat of paint, replacing

baseboards and crown molding, and changing out lighting!

These updates can give a fresh look to your home!

5- What are you looking forward to for your future?

In 2016, I worked really hard to build my business and team

by adding a buyer’s agent and an assistant to help my clients.

This year, I will be rebranding my marketing campaign and you

can look for it in Atlantic Ave Magazine! One thing that has really

helped me is my passion for running; one of my greatest

accomplishments, physically and mentally, was finishing the

Boston Marathon! I also enjoy spending time with my beautiful

family, my husband Sean and son, Grayson. Family time is spent

on our boat and with our toes in the sand. Some of my favorite

things to do in Delray Beach is going out for dinner at some of

my favorite restaurants or going to the green market on weekends.

Delray is a great place for runners and walkers as well; it’s

such an active community!

I feel so fortunate to live in such a beautiful paradise and to

sell people the American Dream in Delray Beach where I am

proud to call home for the last 20 years! My long-term goals

are to continue to deliver exceptional service in my marketplace

and be recognized as one of the top agents in my area!

Lang Realty

Allyson Sullivan

Corporate Assistant Manager, Realtor®

900 E. Atlantic Ave, Suite 16B

Delray Beach, FL 33483


An American School

with an International






IB Education

Soccer, Swim and

Theatre Academies

International Travel

and Exchange


10333 Diego Drive South,

Boca Raton, FL 33428

561.852.1410 | May 2017 69


Blissful Body Treatments


delray PLACE

By diane feen

photos by melissa korman


Life isn’t always a

bowl of cherries.

That’s why we need

a way to slow down,

relax and decompress.

Sandra Bonfiglio McNiven knew that all

along. The family law lawyer found her oasis

in the pursuit of massages. “My job was

so stressful that I found going to a spa regularly

helped me relax, clear my head and reduce

my stress level.”

That is precisely why she opened Massage

Heights Delray Place a little more than

a year ago. This luxury spa offers excellent

massages, hot stone therapy, reflexology

and facials at affordable prices. It’s what

Bonfiglio McNiven calls her happy place.

“We do our best to make sure everyone

who comes to Massage Heights Delray Place

is happy. Even our products are designed to

enhance our services. We want our clients

to leave calm, content and relaxed.”

And that’s exactly what happens.

Juliana performing a reviving foot scrub elevation

Massage Heights Delray Place prides itself on excellent customer service and superbly trained staff

Everyone there is so friendly and it is a

great environment. I will definitely be going

back and highly recommend Massage

Heights!” said Emma Carrigan .

As a way to say, “Thank You” to their

loyal clients (and newcomers) Massage

Heights Delray Place is offering a Mother’s

Day Special that will rock your world. For

$99 your loved one will receive a gift certificate

for a 90-minute massage that includes

three elevations (hot stone therapy,

revitalizing face massage and a reviving

foot scrub) during the service. This package

is available until May 15 and is 60 percent

off the standard price.

“The trend is for gifts to be more experiential.

That’s why our Mother’s Day Special

is a sweet way to spend quality time with

your mom, aunt or grandmother. You can

also have a massage together in our doubles

room,” said Retreat Director Tara Pearl.

There’s also a Mother’s Day Facial Gift Certificate

for $114. It includes a custom facial

with all three elevations (skin enriching, skin

purifying and skin refining) during the service.

“We specialize each facial to meet your skin

needs – oily or dry – so you leave with illuminated

skin. You face the world every day, why

not put your best face forward?” adds Pearl.

She’s right.

To make sure you bring a little bit of Massage

Heights home with you they offer products

that guarantee a refuge of bliss in your

own domain. There are Archipelago Botanical

Soy Candles and a Diffuser that brings a

spa-like experience to your door. “We have

neck wraps that you heat up to help relax

muscles. It also helps headache, neck or

shoulder pain,” said Bonfiglio McNiven.

Massage Heights is designed to make your

reality a lot sweeter and calmer. As a means

to this they sell special Pure Dead Sea Bath

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Max performing a hot stone therapy elevation

Salts. According to Bonfiglio McNiven their Relax Scented Bath

Salt leaves the skin silky and refreshed. “All our products are

designed to enhance our services. The Soy Candle burns a long

time and is top quality. The goal of every aspect of our retreat

is to make sure we touch as many senses as we can. We add

aromatherapy to our massages (with therapeutic cold pressed

oils) and sell Dermalogica products.”

Their excellent customer service has garnered Massage Heights

Delray Place a reputation that is hard to beat. “We’ve become a

destination for visitors to come with their friends and family. We

also go to events and offer free chair massages,” said Pearl.

The word must be spreading because Massage Heights Delray

Place has doubled their business. They also went from six

therapists to 20 and the demand for their services keeps increasing.

All therapists are licensed by the state of Florida and

are trained in the Massage Heights methodology. “We have the

highest standards and all our therapists are trained so that clients

get a similar high quality experience.”

They also offer Pre-Natal and Couples Massages on ergonomically

comfortable massage tables with soothing music,

soft lighting and five-star linens.

“The best massage in a VERY long time! I had multiple surgeries

and my hips, back and legs suffer. Message Heights has

given me hope! Michelle was amazing, compassionate and professional.

The ladies up front were the same. Five stars from

start to finish!” said Sheryl Izenman.

They also offer memberships with discounted services and

elevations, upgraded massages and rollover of unused services.

Massages and Facials are just what the doctor ordered for

increased health and wellness. They help to take away what

is toxic and increase what is best for your body, soul and mind.

Come to Massage Heights Delray Place – You’ll leave feeling relaxed,

rejuvenated, and ready to face the day every time.


420 East Linton Blvd, Ste 804

Delray Beach, Florida


Alessandra performing a revitalizing face massage elevation


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special feature ║ Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

We’ve Got “it”

BY Kimberly Bentkover and Lynn Van Lenten


Small biz is big biz at the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of

Commerce with 93% of businesses in Delray Beach staffing less

than 30 employees. This month we are celebrating “We Heart

Small Biz” month with our partner organizations in Delray Beach.

Every year, we make a big deal of our

small businesses because they employ us,

sustain us, advance us, inspire us, because

we love them. At the Chamber we are constantly

supporting small businesses and

serve as a hub to collaborate and thrive.

Meet our small business members who

get “it”. To learn more about “it” go to or contact Kim


Yannick Perotti, CEO of SmylTech

I travel to homes and offices all over the

county but have found Delray Beach to be

the perfect place to start a business. The

Chamber has helped me meet interesting

business professionals, friends, and many

of the events are very didactic so I get “it”

at the Chamber of Commerce where everyone

in town is ready to lend a hand.

Blair Jones, Owner of Artistic

Artichoke Catering & Design

Our Chamber has benefited me personally

with so many fabulous relationships

in the community and has expanded my

business in Delray. As a small business

owner I have a lot to juggle and immersing

myself in the Chamber and in our

town has taken my catering business to

the next level.

Jeff Dash, Owner of Dash Travel

The Delray Chamber has proved to be

the best place to meet other small business

owners and members of our local

community. Dash Travel’s new Give

Back program provides nonprofit organizations

with a continuous stream of

donations. Our walk-in travel agency on

Atlantic Avenue is open 7 days a week for

making travel arrangements before you

dine on the Ave. Being based in Delray

Beach has given me the opportunity to

provide custom travel with personal service.

I believe people who live and work

in Delray benefit most when supporting

local businesses.

Jeff Dash, Blair Jones, Yannick Perotti

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special feature ║ delray beach marketing cooperative

The Fun Sets in the West



Saturday May 20th from 5pm-9pm the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative

and Spady Cultural Heritage Museum present Sets in the West, a fun, free

event for the whole family, celebrating Florida’s Emancipation Day.

There will be live music, food trucks,

kid’s activities and much more. The fun

takes place on historic NW 5th Avenue in

front of the Spady Museum. “This is going

to be a fun event where the community can

reconnect, catch up with friends and celebrate”,

says Charlene Farrington, Spady

Cultural Heritage Museum Director.

Amazing Live Music

Opening act - Spider Cherry

Dance through an intermission with

the Delray Divas’ Andrea Bruton who just

helped the city win the “Let’s Move Initiative”

for the county, and get your dancing

shoes ready for some Zumba.

Headliner - Eric Biddines – Local vocalist

and record producer comes home for a

once in a lifetime performance!

- He’s recently performed at the national

musical festival South by Southwest

(SXSW) and overseas.

- Don’t miss this act because this may be

the last time you’ll be able to catch this rising

star without buying a ticket!

Hosted by Ian Caven – Who you can regularly

see during Shed Sessions at the Spady.

aCtivities for the whole family


• Spady Open House

-Honoring Florida’s Emancipation Day.

Emancipation was proclaimed in Tallahassee

on May 20, 1865, commemorating the

official end of slavery in the US.

Avenue Church Kids Corner activities

• Mini Tennis in the street

• Old School Square – Mini Masterpieces

• Food trucks – Who doesn’t love food off

a truck? Grab some snacks from Tom’s BBQ

and Melted Madness.

• Car exhibit by Delray Buick GMC – Our

annual sponsor is bringing out their latest

models for you to check out.

• Graffiti Artist Jason “JaFleu” Fleurant –

live painting

• Do you know any local businesses in

The Set? Stop by the tents in front of the

Spady to meet your local merchants including

our newest: Bear’s Food Shack.


CRA, DBMC, Spady Museum, Delray

Buick GMC, Waste Management, WARC,

Woo Creative, VMA, Sun Sentinel

For more information go to

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special feature ║ old school square

May is Filled with Music, Comedy and Beer!

Cornell Art Museum Hosts First

Friday Art Walk May 5

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

The museum’s Art Walk Gallery will feature

the debut of “Many Cultures: One World,” a celebration

of individuality and diversity presented

by Space of Mind School, Delray Beach. Works

include 2D and 3D art, photography, video and

installation pieces created by the 25 students

in grades 3-12. All works are based on student

exploration of their cultural role in a changing

global community. In addition, Rock Band &

Music students will perform; WSOM will feature

a live, man-on-the-street interview show; the

Culinary Arts students will prepare and serve

appetizers; and Mason Jar Munchies and Ocean

Commotion Jewelry, both student-run enterprises,

will be selling their products, along with

pieces of the artwork. The current exhibition,

“Fabricated”has been extended through May 7th

and will be open for viewing. Suggested $5 donation;

refreshments will be served.

photo by Wayne Palmer

Free Friday Concerts at the

Pavilion May 5, 19 and 26

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. Concessions and

cash bar are available.

May 5 Remix ( Top 40/R&B/Rock)

May 19 Royale Majestique (Jumbo Lounge)

May 26 Rod Stewart Experience (Tribute)

Blues on the Square at the

Pavilion, May 11 & 25

Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

This series offers the best Blues entertainment

from Florida and beyond. See the Jay Blue

Gabe Stillman

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Jay Blue

Band on May 11th and Gabe Stillman and the

Billtown Giants on May 25th. Bring lawn chairs

but no pets or outside food and beverage. Concessions

and $5 beers available. Sponsored by

Lagunitas and Old School Bakery. Tickets $5 at

the gate only.

The 6th Annual Delray Beach

Craft Beer Fest is May 12

Friday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (VIP exclusive access);

7:30-10:30 p.m. (general admission)

Craft the perfect night out in Delray Beach


ticket gets you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more

than 100 craft brews and ciders… wines too!

Attendance is limited to give everyone the best

beer tasting experience. VIP ticket holders get

exclusive tasting of all beers and wines from

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ticket includes a commemorative

tasting mug, and featured tap releases; only

500 VIP tickets are available. General admission

opens at 7:30 pm. WHAT TO EXPECT: DJ music

early on, followed by UPROOT HOOTENANNY

at 9 pm; pub bites from local restaurants for

purchase; photo booth, game area and LIVE art;

cash bar with mixed drinks and water (no beer

for sale). Advance tickets $55 (VIP); $40 (general);

available at Gate price:

$65 (VIP); $45 (general). 21 and over ONLY!

Old School Square Member

Preview Picnic, May 18

Thursday, May 18, 6-8:30 pm in the Fieldhouse

Join us for a Members-Only Season Preview

Picnic and be the first to see our arts and entertainment

offerings for the 2017-18 Season!

It all takes place in the Fieldhouse with video

clips and presentations by CEO, Rob Steele and

Artistic Director, Matthew Farmer. All-American

picnic food and beverages will round out

the evening. You must be a current member to

attend! Please RSVP by May 8th to bkomlo@ Memberships start at just $50,

visit for membership info

and to join.

Crest Theatre presents ONE

FUNNY MOTHER, May 19 & 20

Friday and Saturday, May 19 & 20 at 8 p.m.

Starring comedian, former Miss New Jersey,

and married mother of three, DENA BLIZZARD

in her hilarious solo comedy show about the

trials and tribulations of motherhood and marriage.

It’s an outrageous, side-splitting 80-minutes

of sass that follows Dena on her hilarious

journey through a day of cleaning as she prepares

for her big “Girls Night Out.” One Funny

Mother is a perfect girls night out or date night

for anyone that IS a mom, HAS a mom or is MAR-

RIED to a mom! Tickets $41/$31.

Crest Theatre presents Jim

Caruso’s Cast Party May 23

Tuesday, May 23rd 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).

Creative Arts School Offers a

Fun Night of Canvas & Cocktails,

May 25

Last Thursday each month, 7- 9 p.m.

This is a fun art experience where you can

create an art piece in a relaxed atmosphere…

all while enjoying a glass of wine, a craft beer or

a signature cocktail. Each month offers something

different with one of our professional art

instructors. No experience necessary! It’s a

perfect girls’ night out, group night or date night.

Pre-registration is required. Fee $35 (includes

materials and one drink ticket).

A Musical Tribute to Donna

Summer at the Pavilion, May 28

Sunday, May 28 at 7 p.m.

Mary Gaines Bernard

MARY GAINES BERNARD presents an outdoor

concert event, DONNA SUMMER – A Musical

Journey. Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts,

Mary Gaines Bernard grew up in an

extremely musically talented family. At the age

20 Mary moved to Los Angeles where she joined

her sister Donna Summer as a background vocalist.

Performing all over the world they have

recorded with various artists such as Quincy

Jones, Michael Omartian, Rod Stewart, Olivia

Newton John as well as having done many television

shows, and performed for the Grammy

Awards and Academy Awards. Tickets $50 Premium

admission (preferred open seating); $20

General admission; $5 chair rental.

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 (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 Old- | May 2017 77

regulars ║ city people

City People

Pushing The Limits


By Diane Feen


Photo by melissa korman

You can’t accuse Fire Fighter-Paramedic Joe Falcone of being

lazy. The 15-year veteran of the Fire Department runs 100-mile

races, completes endurance events and runs obstacle courses.

To Captain Falcone the human spirit can accomplish

anything. He has proved that time and time again - that

the limits we put on ourselves are simply that – selfimposed


“I realize that a person can push themselves far

more than they realize. I’ve completed three 100-mile

footraces, multi-day adventure races and the Spartan

Death Race. I loved the hiking, carrying heavy objects

and the teamwork,” said the Queens born firefighter/

paramedic captain raised in Boca Raton.

Captain Falcone may have loved the Death Race experience,

but for most people who enter, finishing is more

fantasy than reality. According to a Delray Beach Fire-

Rescue Department newsletter in 2002: “Captain Joe

Falcone completed the Spartan Death Race in Pittsfield,

Vermont in 63 hours. To put this in perspective, 300 participants

began the race and only 51 completed it.”

The Spartan Death Race includes walking, hiking,

kayaking, climbing trees, swimming, cutting wood,

carry heavy objects and more. Falcone has completed

seven marathons, two Iron Man Triathlons and numerous

obstacle races.

But when asked about his accomplishments on

rough terrain Falcone downplays his accomplishments.

But that’s the Falcone trademark. “I am humble

and stay out of the limelight.”

He sure does. When asked about his career highlights

he talks about the upcoming 5K Race he cofounded

in honor of firefighter Eric Patrie who passed

away in 2012 from brain cancer. The race, that’s been

taking place for five years, raises money for Patrie’s

family as well as other local firefighters battling cancer.

This years’ race takes place on Saturday May 6th at Anchor

Park in Delray Beach.

Captain Falcone is also a fitness coach for the WEBE

Juniors on Sunday at South County Park in Boca Raton.

He has been helping young people get in shape by way of

outdoor exercise. “I want to teach children to exercise and

show them they can do difficult things. I’m training them

to run a 5K and helping them develop healthy habits.”

Those habits come naturally to the handsome sixfoot,

Firefighter/Paramedic who is an in-house physical

trainer for firefighter recruits in Delray Beach. Captain

Falcone is also a certified personal trainer who has

taken fitness and health to an exalted level.

“Joe is always doing endurance racing and making

them look easy. He is dedicated to making a stronger

and healthier Fire Department and community. He

pours his heart and soul into the 5K Eric Patrie Event

and that’s pretty admirable,” said Battalion Chief of the

Delray Beach Fire Department, Ed Beardsley.

Captain Falcone’s co-founder of the Eric Patrie 5K

Race, Crista Mockenhaupt, is one of his fitness kindred

souls. She has run endurance races with him and is

also a firefighter/paramedic. “Joe is passionate about

fitness and knows how important it is for us to prevent

potential illnesses. As firefighters we are at a higher

risk for cancer and other diseases. He’s a good mentor

to recruits as well.”

You bet he is. To support his fellow firefighters in

New York, Falcone is involved in the “9/11 Star Climb”

that benefits a 9/11 charity. Captain Falcone, local firefighters

and their friends run up and down the stairway

at Old School Square 22 times. They raise money and

awareness of physical fitness in the name of giving back.

Giving back is one theme that runs through Captain

Falcone’s lexicon. He attributes that trait to life experience

and his humble beginnings. “Giving back comes

natural to those who gravitate to public service. My parents

are hardworking people (who own an Italian deli in

Boca Raton) who raised us right.”

They sure did. Captain Falcone is a role model and

mentor to fellow firefighter/paramedics and to those in

the community. He leads by example yet is quite humble

about his accomplishments. Though he was named Firefighter

of the Year in 2011 (and acted as division chief

of training) he fails to mention it when asked about his

earthly accomplishments.

But there is one person who has seen Falcone’s

light in the lessons. “I met Joe at the beginning of his


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career in Delray and have always admired

his professionalism, discipline, willingness

to jump in to volunteer for special projects,

and his dedication to his family. He was also

a very good calendar model for our first Delray

Beach Firefighter Calendar,” said. Nancy

Stewart-Franczak, CFEE, President & Executive


Captain Falcone also took part in the Dunk

Tank at the recent Delray Affair. Aside from

that he is currently training for a trip to climb

Mount Rainier with seven other firefighters.

Mount Rainier is the most heavily glaciated

peak in the US with14,410 feet of active volcano.

The eight-mile summit has a vertical elevation

of over 9,000 feet.

But that doesn’t deter this daredevil fitness

buff. It’s perhaps why the back of his T-

Shirt reads “Don’t Let Fatigue Make a Coward

Out of You.”

One gets the impression that Captain Falcone

rarely has fatigue and is never a coward

(on or off the mountain peaks). He enlisted

as a firefighter in the US Air Force in

1995 and was stationed in Mississippi, South

Korea and Guam. He met his wife Devon in

Guam and has two children, five-year-old son

Ronan and 10-year-old daughter Adrianna.

Captain Falcone is a quiet force for good in

the Delray Fire Department and in the lives of

his friends. “Joe sees potential in everybody.

He is one of the most encouraging people I’ve

ever seen. He pushes people to be better and

is always there for you,” said Ben Willocks,

owner of Wavecrest Appliance Service.

For information about the May 6th 5K Eric

Patrie Race go to:


To donate:

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dining ║ restaurant review

crab pot


Excellent Food Fresh From The Sea

By Diane Feen



Photos by melissa korman

little fanfare outside the

corner of Atlantic and 5th Avenue.

You’ll see a blue and white striped awning

with the words Mussel Beach Restaurant

printed legibly. There are also wood top

tables that line the sidewalk in front.

But when you walk inside this Seafood

Restaurant – with the elaborate selection

of mussels – you realize you are at home.

Not in the classic sense mind you, but in a

metaphoric way.

That’s what has Bill Stewart coming two

to five times a week. Stewart, who has lived

in South Florida for the past 50 years, sees

Mussel Beach as a landmark of domesticity.

“When I moved here this building was a

real estate office and I bought my first home

from them. I come to eat here because it’s

very clean, the people are nice and the food

is very good,” said Stewart, who used to own

a restaurant in Deerfield Beach.

Stewart, who was sitting at the intimate

wood bar, was chatting up the couple next

to him as though they were long lost friends.

The friendly banter that goes on around

tables and at the bar is what many call a

mussels prosciutto

lost social artform. Even Stewart calls Mussel

Beach the home of the greatest people

watching in town.

But it takes more than social skills to at-


May 2017 |

tract a loyal following to a restaurant on Atlantic


It also takes excellent food.

“It’s fabulous here, I love the Mussels

Mariniere. They’re not fishy but just perfect.

The Lobster Grilled Cheese Panini is also

terrific,” said Mary, who works nearby.

Mary is right. The Mussels are just perfect

at this homage to all things natural and

fresh. When they opened, it seemed that

Mussel Beach was destined to be labeled by

its namesake. But that’s not the case.

They also have freshly caught fish, Pasta

dishes, Exotic Tacos (tuna, shrimp and skirt

steak), a Raw Bar, Burgers and Saucy Sandwiches

(like Lobster BLT and Crab Cake).

There are Kettle Specials with Seafood favorites,

Hearty Salads and Specialty Cocktails

that will have you visiting the land of

optimistic opportunity.

Though the menu is three pages long

their Mussels are consistently world class.

They come in fresh from Prince Edward Island

and are drenched in 14 luscious savory

sauces (that range from French Onion to

Lobster Bisque and Danish Blue). It’s hard

to imagine Mussels as good anywhere else.

They’re so tender, tasty and moist you’d

think they were divinely ordained.

Perhaps they are. But the real secret lies

in their history and heritage. “Most of the

recipes for sauces were handed down to me

by my great grandmother. She owned a bed

and breakfast and was an excellent cook,”

said owner Mark Mezzancello, who runs the

restaurant with his wife Patty.

Both Mark and Patty are on hand most

nights to make sure that the restaurant

stays the course just as they always have –

with perfection. “Our fish is fresh every day

and it is always grade A. We pay a little more

for the fish but it’s worth it,” said Mark.

It sure is. Why else would Jan Vander

Baan be holding court at a front table with

an infant in his arms and a plate of seafood

in front of him? “We came, we saw, we conquered.

The Tuna Tacos here have more

tuna than I’ve ever seen before, and the

Mussels Provencal are excellent. Everything

here is delicious and it’s homemade with

love. I like that it’s a family business and everything

is fresh,” said the founder of

On the list of “Fresh Fish Frenzy” are

fresh fish choices with assorted toppings

and marinades. You can order Grouper,

Mahi Mahi, Salmon, Swordfish or Chilean

Sea Bass and then decide whether you want

it coated with Ginger Garlic Glaze, Pretzel

skirt steak tacos

or Sweet Potato Encrusted, Lobster and

Crab Encrusted and more. Each dish comes

with Coconut Ginger Rice or fresh Mashed

Potatoes and Veggies with a savory sauce

(the Vanilla Rum Butter is superb). For the

purest there are simpler choices – Grilled,

Blackened or Broiled.

One of their newest entrees is Angry Lobster

Tails. It comes Pan Fried with lemon,

garlic, white wine and crushed red pepper,

with risotto and sautéed spinach. Also superb

are their Jumbo Shrimp stuffed with

Lobster and Crab.

Another classic (yet divine) starter to the

meals are their Truffle Fries. They come to

the table piping hot with parmesan cheese,

truffle oil and parsley. They’re so tasty you

might want to stop and savor the moment,

but don’t there’s more to come.

The Charred Octopus is one example of

this constant culinary flow of greatness.

It comes char-grilled with arugula, fennel,

pink grapefruit slices in a citrus vinaigrette.

Also, check out the sweet potato fries.

We would be remiss if we didn’t brag

about their choice of Cocktails. The Martinis

garlic ginger glazed Chilean seabass

are truly unique – our favorite is the Lemon

Squeeze – but that doesn’t preclude the

Melon Martini from making the top of the

list. They also have one of the best Moscow

Mules in town.

Mussel Beach is also famous for their

Happy Hour, that has everyone buzzing with

joy. Monday to Friday from 3:30 to 6:30

you’ll see a lot of smiling faces munching

on Mussels, Buffalo Chicken, Philly Cheesesteak,

Tuna Stack, Angus Sliders and more.

You also get half off on Cocktails, Wines and

Beers in the Bar Area.

A meal at Mussel Beach is an extravagant

journey into the seafaring realm of possibilities.

The food is fresh, extremely tasty

and not replicated anywhere else. After all

Mark’s grandmother made all the sauces

with inventiveness and ingenuity – and

whole lot of love.


501 East Atlantic Avenue

Delray Beach, FL 33483

(561) 921-6464

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dining ║ recipe

Owner/Chef Sharon Aloisio

Photos by melissa korman

PASTIERA Napoletana

(Neapolitan Wheat BERRy and Ricotta EASTER Cake)


522 E. Atlantic ave

downtown delray beach




For the pastry:

1 Stick unsalted cold butter

2 cups flour

1 whole egg plus one yolk

3/4 cup powdered sugar

Finely grated zest of lemon

For the filling:

10 oz. cooked wheat berry

1 cup milk

2 tablespoons butter

12 oz. fresh ricotta

1 3/4 cup sugar

2 whole eggs plus two yolks

Finely grated zest lemon

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon orange blossom water

3 1/2 oz. candied citron, finely chopped

Powdered sugar for dusting


For the pastry: Mix dry ingredients together

in bowl. Chop the cold butter into small pieces

and pulse together in a food processor until it

resembles breadcrumbs. Add the egg and lemon

zest and knead just until the mixture comes

together. If you find it a bit dry add some cold

water one tablespoon at a time until it forms a

dough. Cover with plastic wrap and rest at least

30 minutes or overnight.

For the filling: Place the cooked wheat berries

in a saucepan over medium heat with the

butter, milk, and lemon zest. Bring to a boil

gently, stirring occasionally until it becomes

very thick and creamy like oatmeal, about 15

minutes. Let cook until needed.

In a bowl, beat eggs and extra yolks with the

ricotta, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and orange

blossom water until creamy. Leave this mixture

rest several hours (better overnight) in the

fridge. Fold the cooled wheat berry cream and

the rested ricotta mixture together with the

finely chopped candied citron.

Assemble: Roll out about two thirds of the

pastry and place in a 10” greased springform

pan. Cut off any overhang and add to the

remaining pastry, roll out again and with a

pastry crimper wheel, cut long strips about

3/4” wide. Fill the pastry base with the ricotta

mixture. Lay the long pastry strips gently across

the top to form a crisscross diamond pattern

pressing the strips on the edge of the pastry. If

desired, brush the lattice gently with egg wash

to make shiny. Bake the pastier for 1 hour at

390 degrees until the pastry is golden and the

pastiera is amber-brown on top. Allow to cool

completely inside the springform pan before

removing or chilling, Ideally serve the pastiera

the next day. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.


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dining ║ guide

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

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

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

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

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delray BEACH


Atlantic Grille

1000 E Atlantic Ave, DB (In

the Seagate Hotel)


Banyan Restaurant & Bar

189 NE 2nd Ave

Pineapple Grove

DB, 561-563-8871

Boston’s on the Beach

40 S Ocean Blvd, DB



401 W Atlantic Ave, DB


Brule Bistro

200 NE 2nd Ave #109, DB


Bru’s Room

35 NE 2nd Ave, DB



6 S Ocean Blvd, DB


Burt & Max’s Bar & grill

Delray Marketplace

Atlantic & Lyons


Cut 432

432 E Atlantic Ave, DB



52 N Swinton Ave, DB


De La Tierra - Sundy House

106 S Swinton Ave, DB


Deck 84

840 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Doc’s All American

10 N Swinton Ave, DB


Donnie’s Place

60 NW 5th Ave, DB


Ellie’s 50’s Diner

2410 N Federal Hwy

DB, 561-276-1570

Fifth Avenue Grill

821 S Federal Hwy, DB


Gourmet Killer Dogs

4057 West Atlantic Ave, DB.


Grand Tavern

710 Linton Blvd, DB


Grangers Grill

802 SE 5th Ave, DB



16850 Jog Road

Between Linton Blvd &

Clintmore Rd

DB, 561 638 1949

HiWay Burger

12 SE 5th Ave, DB


Jimmy’s Bistro

9 S Swinton Avenue, DB


Johnnie Brown’s

301 E Atlantic Ave, DB



814 E Atlantic Ave, DB.


Longhorn Steakhouse

1562 S Federal Hwy, DB


Max’s Harvest

169 NW 2nd Ave, DB


Max’s Social House

116 NE 6 Ave, DB


Ocean One Bar & Grille

777 E Atlantic Ave, #C8, DB


Off the Ave

19 SE 5th Ave, DB



1300 Linton Blvd, DB


Park Tavern

32 SE 2nd St, DB



29 SE 2nd Ave DB



32 SE 2nd St, DB


Seacrest Grille

(Marriott Hotel)

10 N Ocean Blvd, DB


Shula Burger

Delray Marketplace

Atlantic & Lyons

DB, 561-404-1347

Smoke Inn BBQ

8 SE Atlantic Ave., DB


The Grove Restaurant

187 NE 2 Ave., DB


The Office

201 E Atlantic Ave, DB


The Original Brooklyn

Water Bagel

14451 S Military Trail, DB



4 E Atlantic Ave, DB



Buddha Sky Bar

217 E Atlantic Ave, DB


China Gardens

14402 S. Military Trail,

DB, 561-498-5226

House of Siam

25 NE 2nd Ave #116, DB


Lemongrass Bistro

420 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Ming’s Garden Chinese

271 NE 2nd Ave, DB


Yama Japanese Restaurant

200 NE 2nd Ave, DB


Ziree Thai & Sushi

401 W Atlantic Ave, DB

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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


Joseph’s Wine Bar

200 NE 2nd Ave, DB


La Cigale, A Taste of the


253 SE 5th Ave, DB


Olio Bistro

42 SE 2nd Ave, DB


Taverna Opa

Greek Cuisine

270 E Atlantic Ave, DB


The Greek Bistro

1832 S Federal Hwy

DB, 561-266-8976

Thirty Two East

32 E Atlantic Ave, DB



Ben & Jerry’s

1155 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Café Bleu

44 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Coffee District

325 NE 2nd Ave, DB


Couture Cakes

142 SE 6th Ave, DB


Full Of Crepe

632 E. Atlantic Ave

DB, 561-562-8090

Gizzi’s Coffee

2275 S Federal Hwy #380

DB, (561) 266-9797

Jellies at Seagate

1000 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Kilwin’s Chocolates &

Ice Cream

402 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Orange Leaf

Frozen Yogurt & Gelato

418 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Puro’s Cigar

777 E Atlantic Ave, DB



205 E Atlantic Ave, DB



502 E Atlantic Ave, DB


The Grind Cafe

Delray Marketplace

Atlantic & Lyons


Health Food

Ciao Sidewalk Café

1208 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Fit Food Express

302 NE 4th St, DB


Green Fields Organic Bistro

4900 Linton Blvd.

DB, 561 501-4169

Nutrition Cottage

1815 S Federal Highway,

DB, 561-734-4626


Inside Purlife Fitness Center

45 NE 2nd Ave, DB


The New Vegan

528 NE 2nd St. DB



Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

115 NE 6th Ave, DB


Bambini’s Garden Pizzeria

14466 Military Trail, DB


Bella Amici Pizzeria

Delray Marketplace

Atlantic & Lyons


Cafe Gelato Panini

& Wine Bar

506 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Caffe Luna Rosa

34 S Ocean Blvd, DB


Carrabba’s Italian Grill

335 E Linton Blvd, DB


Cena Modern Italian

9 SE 7th Avenue, DB,


D’Angelo Pizza Tapas

16950 Jog Road, DB.


Il Bacio Restaurant

& Lounge

29 SE 2nd Ave, DB,


Pizza Rustica

1155 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Rocky’s Italian Bistro

20 SE 5th Ave, DB



145 NE 4th Ave, DB



131 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Scuola Vecchia

522 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Terra Fiamma

Ristorante. Pizza. Bar

9169 W. Atlantic Ave.

Delray Marketplace


Tramonti Italian Ristorante

119 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Vic & Angelo’s

290 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Windy City Pizza

401 W. Atlantic Ave, DB



Bamboo Fire Café

149 NW 4th Ave, DB


Cabana El Ray

105 E Atlantic Ave, DB


CHE!!! Restaurant

900 E. Atlantic Ave,

On the Intracoastal

DB, 561-562-5111

Papa’s Tapas

259 NE 2nd Ave

Delray Beach, FL 33444

Phone: ( 561) 266-0599

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


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


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



Cabo Flats

Cantina & Tequila Bar

Delray Marketplace

Atlantic Ave & Lyons Rd.

DB 561-499-0378

El Camino

15 NE 2nd Ave, DB.


Hacienda Mexican

Restaurant & Bar, 14820 S

Military Trail, DB.


Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar

110 E. Atlantic Ave, DB


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



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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

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,


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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

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


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Renaissance Hotel Boca

2000 NW 19st, Boca


Saquella Caffe

82 Royal Palm Place-410 Via

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Toojay’s Gourmet Deli

Polo Shoppes-5030

Champion Blvd.


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Royal Palm Place-

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MISC ║ pet spotlight

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Milo is 8 years old and lives in

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Peanut enjoying his

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Tito, the French Bulldog

Louey...only the best cat ever!

Lucy Virginia at Publix

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MISC ║ ask the petxpert

As our pets and even ourselves age,

we often see lumps and bumps

appear on the body. These fatty

lumps are called lipomas or fatty tumors.

Technically, it is a glob of fat between the

skin and the muscle below. Most of the

time, they are benign and usually harmless;

however, we still should understand

the reason why they appear and what we

should do about it.

As we have said numerous times before,

health challenges are caused by two conditions,

toxicity (poison) and deficiency

(malnutrition). Once this is acknowledged,

we can then start the search to identify and

change the causes and conditions that will

allow the body to heal.

Veterinarians tell us that most of these

fatty tumors are harmless and are not a

cancer, however in reality, all tumors are

cancerous. We see this more often in dogs

and in larger quantities because most pet

owners are feeding and medicating these

pets without any regular detoxification.

Humans are fortunate to have a more

routine detoxification process because

of a more diversified diet which includes

cleansing green vegetables and herbs.

Toxins and synthetic (man-made) drugs,

chemicals, vitamins and other substances

ask the petXpert

What are FATTy Tumors and


are stored in fat cells throughout the body.

While the body’s normal process constantly

works to remove and eliminate these

invasive elements through the liver, kidneys

and lymphatic system, the toxins can

overload the system as the body ages. As a

result, the body pushes these toxic fat globs

away from the vital organs to the exterior

of the body.

Now that you realize that the body is

attempting to remove these toxic fatty

globs or lipomas, it is imperative to also

know that when toxins are not removed,

these fat cells will start to become damaged

and subsequently be replaced by

mutated cells that can become malignant

or cancerous.

Surgically removing them is often practiced

by allopathic doctors and veterinarians,

however the procedure is not a method

to cure the condition. In fact, it can result in

more aggressive reoccurrences. This happens

when the core problems of deficiency

and toxicity have not been addressed and

we have diverted the healing energy to the

surgical wound rather than the toxic area.

The body is designed to heal itself. All we

can do is provide the tools. The tools include

providing the cleanest environment

possible. While we have little control over

These pets are avAILABLE for adoption

the air that consists of thousands of chemical

pollutants, we do have control over our

foods and water to a greater degree. This

includes a species specific real food diet

along with herbs and botanicals.

When we do these environmental

modifications that include a nutritional

approach, elimination of toxic chemicals

which includes food additives, preservatives,

drugs, medications so-called preventatives,

cleaners, deodorizers and more,

we allow the body to heal and cure itself.

We have witnessed case after case of pets’

lipomas and fatty tumors disappearing instead

of becoming malignant tumors upon

following a more holistic regimen. These

lifestyle changes will also result in optimal

overall health and an increased ability to

fight all assaults on the immune system.

Cancer is not a death sentence and can be

prevented or even eliminated by an allnatural


Bill Piechocki, nutritionist and Dr. Diane

Sudduth, DVM are partners in Fiesta Pet Deli

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Adoption fees $110 and up. | May 2017 107


What Not to Buy


Mother’s Day

By Lisa Marie


Mother’s Day is the day when husbands thank their wives

for being the mother of their children and children thank

their mothers for being their mom. It’s mom’s special day.

Leading up to that day, TV commercials

and ads will come up with a variety of

items to spoil your mother with. Whether

it’s flowers, sparkling jewelry or a relaxing

getaway, there will be plenty of luxury


What you will not see advertised are

washing machines, dishwashers, blenders

and other electrical appliances. There will

be no practical items. And let’s face it…a

vacuum cleaner is hardly a gift of luxury

for her special day! “C’mon mom, I know

you didn’t really want your favorite perfume

this Mother’s Day, surely this stateof-the-art

vacuum cleaner will make your

life a whole lot easier…” I beg you….NO,

don’t go there.

The message the media is sending is

loud and clear - for Mother’s Day, moms

should be given something personal,

something extraordinary, something they

would never buy for themselves.

So what other items should husbands

and children avoid at all costs?

It may sound a little strange but a cookbook

is not the best gift either. Good as

your intentions may be, giving her a cookbook

is as good as saying that there is

something wrong with her cooking, and

if she is the main ‘chef’ in the house you

are putting yourself out there to get plated

with macaroni n cheese every night for

the rest of your life!

Many of us ladies can be quite sensitive

about our figures, particularly as we start

to age, so buying her a treadmill or elliptical

trainer will definitely be sending her

the wrong message… along with buying

her anything else to do with losing weight.

A bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates

are another no-no! Who doesn’t like

a vase of daffodils or velvety chocolate

but they are rather impersonal and great

for someone you don’t know that well but

maybe your mother deserves a bit more,

you do know her quite well after all. As an

alternative you could make her up a basket

filled with all her favorites; strawberries,

French bread, her favorite cheese, a

bottle of champagne (and maybe brightened

up with a flower or two!!)

We can all be tempted to buy mom

clothes or shoes for Mother’s Day but in

reality, getting the right size, color or style

might be a tough call and then she has the

hassle of having to return said item. Why

not opt for a gift card from her favorite

store….Presto! problem averted.

Other items that fall into the AVOID AT

ALL COST category are essential household

items like bed sheets, towels, tablecloths.

(UGH!) However, that doesn’t

include candles, vases, picture frames

(maybe with a handsome family photo inserted

or better still a picture of your pet).

Reading about so many things not to

get, you might wonder what would be a

good gift. Listen to your mother. Chances

are she’s dropping hints left, right and

center about what she would like for her

special day.

If she doesn’t drop any hints and you’re

at a loss for ideas, take another look at

those TV commercials and magazine

ads, they really know what they’re talking

about. You could also try talking to

her mother, her sister, or her best friend.

Women know what women want.

I wish you the very best of luck in making

her day as special as she is!!

108 May 2017 |



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Leisure ║ brain teasers



1 Arabic letter

4 Fr. priest

8 Barge

12 Kimono sash

13 Mayan year

14 Sayings (suf.)

15 E. Indian timber tree

16 Calm

18 Lop

20 Fr. artist

21 Month abbr.

23 Musical instrument


27 Bonga (2 words)

32 Counsel

33 River (Sp.)

34 Of vision

36 Sheep disease

37 Fraction of a rupee

39 Kind of gypsum

41 Small anvil

43 Licensed practical nurse


44 Book of the Apocrypha

48 Growl

51 Pierides (2 words)

55 Amazon tributary

56 Polish border river

57 Melville’s captain

58 Cut edge of coin

59 Jewish title of honor

60 Similar

61 Girl Scouts of America



will be printed next month.


1 Tufted plant

2 Dayak people


4 Asian gazelle

5 Judges’ bench

6 Pressure (pref.)

7 Ivory (LAT.)

8 Sieve

9 Rom. first day of the


10 Unity

11 Gob

17 Pro

19 River into the North Sea


Organ. (abbr.)

24 Basic

25 Revise

26 Give up

27 Unruly child

28 One (Ger.)

29 Nat’l Park Service (abbr.)

30 Shoshonean

31 Sesame

35 Celsius (abbr.)

38 To the rear

40 Negative population

growth (abbr.)

42 STOWE character

45 Golden wine

46 Yahi tribe survivor

47 Tree

49 Galatea’s beloved

50 Indian music

51 Mine roof support

52 Mountain on Crete

53 Modernist

54 Compass direction


FROM last month


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

CONTAINS the numbers 1 through 9.

ANSWER TO sudoko

will be printed

NEXT month.


enigma cryptograms are created

FROM quotations and proverbs

FROM around the world. EACH

LETTER stands for another letter.

hint: “G” = “D”







ANSWER TO sudoko


ENIgma solution

will be printed next month.

ENIgma solution


“No virtue is safe that is not enthusiastic.”

- Sir J. R. Seeley

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