Atlantic Ave Magazine - January 2020







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50 54 94


8 From the Editor

94 City People

Reggie Dobard Sr.


10 In The News

24 Under The Spotlight

28 Delray Under $50

30 Happenings


38 On The Ave

42 In The Pineapple Grove Arts District


47 Gotta Know

48 Gotta See

50 Gotta Hear

52 Gotta Read

54 Concerts

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60 Pain Relief

Non-Surgical Approach To A Herniated Disc

62 Dermatology

Vanquish Your Imperfections

64 Body Beautiful

Jumpin’ Into The New Year!


66 Scott Kleinman

Find Your Tropical Paradise in Delray Beach

68 Aqua Gardens

An Oasis of Beauty With Healthy Eatables

70 The Goldsmith Shop

Creating New Jewelry or Fixing Your Favorites

72 Stitches By The Sea

Needlepoint and Nurturing

74 Nada’s Italy Tours

Tours for People that Don’t Go on Tours

But love to travel

76 Our Boat House

Home Furnishings Inspired by the

Sea, Sand and Salt

78 Proper Ice Cream

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With

Chef Made Flavors

80 Delray Dental

Celebrating Its 40th Birthday

82 Thermae Retreat

Expanded Services and New Location

84 Delray One Realty

The Heart of Real Estate Investing

86 Cynthia M. Pyfrom P.A.

A Boutique Law Firm Exclusively Practicing

Family Law

88 A Taste of Flavor

Atlantic Avenue Area Happy Hour Guide


96 What RU Wearing ®


110 Prime Tuscany Steakhouse

Great Food And Old-World Luxury

112 Recipe

Grilled Seasoned Pork Chops

114 Guide



122 PetXpert

Are New Year Resolutions Good For

My Pet Too?

123 Pet Spotlight


124 Brain Teasers

Crossword Puzzle, Sudoko And Enigma

110 112


David Mizen


Yvette Roulette

Contributing Editors

Diane Feen, Nicol Jenkins, Lisa Marie, Tom Craig

Art Director

Fabio Passere



Eduardo Passere

Senior Account Executive

Harvey Lustig


Melissa Korman

Tom Craig

Office Contact

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from the


Hey 2020!

We are ready!!!

Usually I hear people say, “this is the year that I…,”

or “this year my resolution is…,” but what I’ve been

hearing lately from my friends and colleagues is more

of a commitment to a decade versus a year. More

people seem to be making long term goals – and it

makes me wonder if it’s because this year ends in an

even round number…Me, well, I don’t believe in resolutions (too easy

to break), so I try to set goals for the year and see how that goes.

This year Super Bowl LIV is hosted in Miami which is exciting!

Along with the big game come big pre-game parties and events! Our

City By The Sea is not to be left out! The 7th annual Delray Beach

Fashion Week is January 29th through February 2nd and there are

many events throughout the day and evening to keep you going –

including a Super Bowl watch party! For more information read

Delray Under $50 (some of the events are FREE!) and Locals Only.

Reggie Dobard Sr. is our January City Person. Diane Feen calls him a

‘Treasure’ and she couldn’t be more right…He was a teacher at Atlantic

High School for 37 years, but even more importantly

he has been caring for our community for over

55 years!!! So much so that in 2017 we named

the gym basketball court at Pompey Park after

him. He is a mentor to everyone he meets. Read

Reggie’s story, you’ll be glad you did – and you

probably will want to meet him.

Will you adopt a pet this year? Travel

somewhere exotic? Or maybe try one of our

recipes? Let us know! Send us an email at

info@atlanticavemagazine, include a photo

and a caption and you may find yourself in our

next issue! We love to hear from our readers!

Let yourself be

drawn by the

stronger pull of

that which you

truly love. It will

not lead you


— Rumi


Yvette roulette, editor

Here’s to another great year!

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- Nada Vergili, Founder

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at our store in Pineapple Grove.*

Italian Conversation for Intermediate & Advanced Speakers

Saturday, January 11th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM


Naples & the Amalfi Coast

Saturday, January 18th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Survival Italian for Travelers (topics vary by month)

Saturday, January 25th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Secrets Travel Agents Don’t Want You to Know About

Saturday, February 1st from 4:00 to 6:00 PM

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Above and Beyond Award-

Winning Teachers Speak Out

At Roots and Wings we frequently ask teachers at the 18 public

schools we serve to let us know what it means to them

to be honored with our Above and Beyond Award for dedicated

educators. It is our pleasure to share some of their responses

with you.

“Teachers work so hard in

our public schools and don’t

get the credit they deserve. It

is so refreshing that Roots and

Wings is highlighting teachers

who selflessly give of their own

time and oftentimes their own

funds to bring the curriculum

to their students in a new and

innovative way. Thank you for

treating teachers as the professionals

we are.”

Rachel Bennett, Media

Specialist, Boca Raton


“I was recently presented

this award in front of my students,

colleagues and administration.

It means so much to

be recognized and the prizes in

my award bag were AMAZING.

It’s clear from the variety of

gift cards that my community

really does support teachers.”

Shelly Saunders, NBCT,

M. Ed., Banyan Creek

Elementary School,

Delray Beach

“Jesus said, “The harvest

is plentiful, but the laborers

are few.” These words are the

driving force behind my determination

to cultivate success


in our students. I was blown

away by the monetary gifts

and tangible items in the bag

and overjoyed that someone

thought enough of me to sow

seeds of encouragement for

the work that God has blessed

me to do.”

Tarika Reiss, Science

Coach, Carver Middle

School, Delray Beach

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Steps for Life 5k Run/Walk

South Florida

Steps for Life is a 5K run-walk for athletes and families alike,

and is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of

joining the marrow registry.

Join us in the fight to cure blood cancers through stem cell and

bone marrow transplants. We all have the power to save a life!

Steps for Life will feature the first-ever meeting of a recipient

and their life-saving donor, a Superhero Sprint for children under

6, and a certified timed run.

The event is Sunday, January 19th at Florida Atlantic University,

777 Glades Rd #27, Boca Raton.

Event day check-in/registration starts at 8am, Opening

Ceremony begins at 8:30am, Kids Superhero Sprint begins at

8:45am. Race Start Time 9am. Event ends approximately at

noon. The cost to participate: Students Online/At the Event -

$15/$20, Adults Online/At the Event - $30/$35, Kids Under 6

are free. To register pre-event contact Jody Greenspon, 561-

361-1950, or To register online


Chris Bell, Marshall Duane

and Jennifer Arndt of Merrill

Lynch in Delray Beach

Raised $106,100 at the 2nd

Annual “Swing for A Cause”


J.D. Martinez, Michael Brantley, Travis Demeritte, Mallex

Smith, Marcus Stroman, Lewis Brinson, and Sandy aLCantra

Achievement Centers for Children & Families (ACCF) is

pleased to announce that we have been named the beneficiary

of the “Swing for A Cause” charity golf tournament that featured

a two-day golf event at the Seagate Golf & Country Club,

with guest Emcee Jason Pugh of ESPN 106.3 FM, on December

1st and 2nd and raised $106,100 to support ACCF programs.

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“Swing for A Cause” featured Major League Baseball players

from across the nation who were paired with Foursomes that

were included in sponsorship levels. The players involved in

the event included: J.D. Martinez of the Boston Red Sox, Danny

Valencia of Team Israel, Lewis Brinson of the Miami Marlins,

Sandy Alcantara of the Miami Marlins, Mallex Smith of the Seattle

Mariners, Marcus Stroman of the New York Mets, Michael

Brantley of the New York Mets, Travis Demeritte of the Detroit

Tigers, as well as former NBA All-Star Richard ‘Rip’ Hamilton of

the Detroit Pistons.

Saint Joseph’s Episcopal

School’s Food for Families

Food Drive

Middle School students at Saint jOSEPH’s Episcopal

School LOading THE van with 2,789 pounds of donated

items FOr WPTV’s Food FOr Families annual drive.

On Friday, November 22nd, Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School

concluded a month-long food drive to benefit WPTV News

Channel 5’s Food for Families. Families and faculty/staff members

donated non-perishable food items, such as soups, rice,

dried beans, canned meats, and vegetables, to help those less

fortunate in our community in time for Thanksgiving and during

the upcoming holiday season. Student Council members

weighed the collected items, resulting in 2,789 pounds of food!

Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School holds itself to the highest

standards for the character of each child and believes that every

child deserves to attend a school where all are safe and supported.

Saint Joseph’s, founded in 1958, is an FCIS-accredited,

nationally renowned, STREAM school serving children ages

one through three at its Early Childhood Academy, as well as

Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Eight on its Main Campus.

For more information on Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School, visit


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Landmark Season

Young Friends of Palm Beach Symphony recently set a record

with the largest gathering in its history as members met to

kick off the Symphony’s 46th Season, which itself will be historic

with the inaugural programming of music director Gerard

Schwarz and enthusiastic audiences that have already snapped

up more subscriptions than any time in the past.

Hosted by the Colony Hotel, the event drew 115 members

and other supporters of the Symphony’s music education programs

that served more than 17,500 students last season.

“It is wonderful to see so many people who have embraced

the Palm Beach Symphony’s mission,” said Palm Beach Symphony

CEO David McClymont.

Members receive admittance to the dynamic socials and

networking opportunities this season which include: A Polo

Afternoon at the International Polo Club in Wellington (Jan. 26

at 2 p.m.); Seaside Social presented with Friends of the Uffizi

Gallery at a private West Palm Beach estate (March 4 at 6 p.m.);

to name a few.

Young Friends of the Palm Beach Symphony is open to young

professionals of any age with a commitment to promoting and

advancing Palm Beach Symphony’s music education program

and building exposure for Palm Beach Symphony and its mission.

Memberships start at $195 and can be purchased by calling

561.655.2657 or by registering online at


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David McClymont and

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Dinyar Wadia and

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Impact 100 Palm Beach

County Invites Women

To Come Together To

‘Make An Impact’

Sharon DiPietro,

Kathy Adkins, Edith Stein

Lynn Strayer

and Juli Greely

Cherie Arscott, Kelly

Fleming and Holly Schuttler

Heather Chong

and Heidi jOHnson

The elegant Prime Cut at Boca West Country Club was the

setting when members and friends of Impact 100 Palm

Beach County gathered for a Cocktails & Conversations reception

on November 18, hosted by Impact members Sharon DiPietro

and Edith Stein. The event welcomed women in southern Palm

Beach County interested in joining the organization and making

a huge impact on nonprofit organizations in the community.

“Our organization was founded in 2011 with the goal of becoming

a dynamic leader in women’s philanthropy through

high-impact grants awarded to non-profits, dedicated to improving

lives and communities in south Palm Beach County,”

noted Adkins. “Last year, we received our 501c3 non-profit status

and are currently the second largest Impact 100 chapter


in the world – Impact 100 Palm Beach County is a major grant

funder is our area and we are so very proud of that.”

Adkins then introduced 2016 grant recipient Jonathan Price,

Vice President, Grants & Fund Development of Alzheimer’s

Community Care.

Impact 100 Palm Beach County is a women’s 501c3 nonprofit

organization funding local nonprofit initiatives. It is comprised

of a growing number of women who donate $1,000 annually,

pool all funds and vote to award multiple $100,000 grants to

nonprofits serving southern Palm Beach County in five focus

areas: Arts, Culture and Historic Preservation; Education; Environment

and Animal Welfare; Family; and Health and Wellness.

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Since its inception, Impact 100 Palm Beach County has awarded

more than $3.3 million in grants.

The deadline for membership is March 31, 2020. For more information

about Impact 100 Palm Beach County or to join this chapter,

please visit or call 561.336.4623.

Delray Beach Fashion Week

DBFW19 Opening Show Glavidia

super week of fashion, football and fun is planned for the 7th

A annual Delray Beach Fashion Week from January 29 – February

2, 2020 in downtown Delray Beach. As South Florida hosts the Big

Game, Delray Beach does it in style!

Events details will be updated on

Join us for exciting fashion shows and events including:

Wednesday, January 29: Fashion Bowl “54”-Kickoff Runway

Show & Studio 54 Dance Party

Thursday, January 30: Art & Couture All-Stars – Designer Fashion

Show & Art Experience

Friday, January 31: Half-time & High Heels – Resort Wear Luncheon


Friday, January 31: Old School Square Super Pep Rally – Swim &

Active Wear Show with Free Concert & Tailgate Games

Saturday, February 1: Downtown Shop the Runway Blitz – Boutique

Shopping Event

Sunday, February 2: Celebrate the Big Game 2020 – Brunching,

Shopping & Community

The SUPER Fashion Pass is $175.00, is limited, and includes a reserved

VIP seat to all runway shows, admission to the Half-Time &

High Heels Luncheon and Downtown Shop The Runway Shopping

Blitz. A VIP Lanyard & tag, VIP Receptions at the Opening Show, a

“fast track” line at the Old School Pep Rally NFL Alumni meet-andgreet,

and a special edition of the 2020 Fashion Week VIP SWAG

bag by designer Amanda Perna. Runway show reserved seat tickets

and other event tickets range from $25-$50. 100% of ticket proceeds

benefit the Achievement Centers for Children & Families and

Old School Square. The SUPER Fashion Pass and runway show reserved

seat tickets are available at,

For more information, event details, and to purchase tickets in advance,

please visit,

DelrayFashion, #DelrayFashionWeek, or phone: 561.243.1077.

2020 Boca Brain Bowl

Luncheon - Caregiving

Through The Ages

FRIDAY, january 31, 2020 - 11:00AM - 1:00PM



The 6th Annual Brain Bowl, Chaired by Ina Trueheart , Co-Chaired by

Brandi Abrahams and Honorary Chair and Founder, Attorney Pamela

Higer-Polani to benefit the Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness

Center, the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Community Care.

These local non-profit organizations are committed to helping families

impacted by Alzheimer’s disease or a related neurocognitive disorder.

This is the only event in South Florida where the three largest Alzheimer’s

related nonprofits unite to raise funds and awareness in our

local community.

Event Type – Charity Luncheon. For more information visit www. or contact Christie Zander – Brain Bowl Events Administrator

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The London Lounge

BY Michael Miller

Hi, my name is Michael Miller and for the last 7 years

I have lived in West Palm Beach. I am originally

from New York City and when I moved to Florida, I

brought with me my experience and knowledge of the cigar

industry. For me, Delray Beach has a vibrant, upbeat feel

and that’s why I planted some roots here and opened my

own cigar bar which I am very proud to call The London

Lounge, inspired by my daughter London. Cigars have been

a passion of mine for many years. When I first started

smoking cigars in the 90s I realized that it is a lifestyle not

a habit. I would love to introduce you to this lifestyle, so why

not come by and see me at The London Lounge - I would be

delighted to help you pick your cigar.


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The London Lounge

2725 N Federal Highway, Delray Beach, FL 33483


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JANUARY 6, 2020






Part of the new Whole Foods Market shopping plaza

at Delray Beach Station

For leasing information, contact Ricky Fleming, Parkview Realty

561-284-3709 |




900 Linton Boulevard | Delray Beach, Florida

Reserve Your Space

2535 SE Ranch Acres Cir - Jupiter Farms

Privacy is yours in this breathtaking home,

Rustic Elegance meets Resort Living. Over 5

acres in secluded guard gated countryside

community of Ranch Colony.

Asking $3,950,000

161/173 SE 5th Ave

Prime real estate opportunity in downtown

Delray Beach. Two buildings, consisting of 9

units total, 5 1/1, 4 large studios, coin laundry,

tons of parking, fully rented.

Asking $2,149,000

520 N Swinton Avenue - Delray Beach

Spectacular contemporary Key West-inspired

estate blocks from downtown Delray Beach.

Upgrades include brand new roof, new A/C and

new hurricane impact glass window system.

Asking $1,129,000

117 Marlin Dr. - Ocean Ridge

New Construction home to be built on gorgeous

waterfront lot, 100’ of water frontage. 4 - 5

bed, 4 1/2 bath home built by Bella Homes and

designed by Architect Richard Jones.

Asking $3,495,000

217 Gulfstream Blvd - Boynton Beach

Spectacular new construction home with a

modern beach feel. Architect Randall Stofft

design. Light & bright open floor plan features

garages for 4 cars, 6 bedrooms, plus a loft area!

Asking $1,695,000

236 NE 9th St. - Delray Beach

Just minutes from downtown and beaches. 3

bed/2 bth, single family home in Dell Ida Park,

New roof, Spectacular tropical, private backyard.

Asking $694,900

810 N Swinton Ave

Gorgeous new construction with high end modern

features & finishes. Built by Bella Homes, this

home is a truly amazing showpiece! 4 Bedrooms +

loft, 4 ½ baths. Soaring 22’ & 10’ ceilings.

Asking $2,350,000

1219 NE 8th Ave

Stroll to the beach and the avenue from this

stunning and well designed Mediterranean East

Delray townhome. This unique property lives like

a single family residence. One of only two units.

Asking $1,395,000

608 SE 3rd Ave

Opportunity knocks! Located in the heart of the

fast growing trendy Osceola Park, completely

remodeled charming duplex ,6 blocks from

Atlantic Ave, minutes to the beach,

Asking $649,000


1025 Casuarina Rd 4 - Delray Beach

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath condo. Live on vacation full

time in this perfect beach side getaway. The

building has just undergone a million dollar plus

renovation, everything is new!

Asking $675,000

809 NE 1st St E5

Perfect little 2/2. Delray Beach condo only a

block from Atlantic Ave, and short stroll to

beach. First floor home is a perfect winter

getaway, or permanent oasis.

Asking $469,900

4695 Sherwood Forest

Beautifully remodeled home in quiet gated, tree

lined street community just minutes from the

heart of Atlantic Ave. Three bedroom, 2 bath

open floor plan with high ceilings.

Asking $399,900


Sprawling ranch style Florida charmer with expansive water

views. Over 4200 sq ft., home features impact glass and solar.

From the moment you walk in, you instantly have the feeling

of being in a beach area home. This fully furnished property is

located in the highly sought after Lake Ida neighborhood. and

offers two master suites that open to pool and water, 3 guest

suites, 2 car garage and office. Great home for entertaining,

with two living areas, open kitchen

concept, wall to wall sliding glass

doors to pool and water, light and

bright. All room sizes are large with

ample storage. Easily jump into your

boat for a fun day on Lake Ida. Seller

offering credit for new roof.

Asking $2,595,000

4 Bedroom, 4 Bath, 2 car garage, pool, bonus room

Gorgeous total remodel on a large corner lot in the desirable

Lake Ida Neighborhood. Spectacular attention to detail. Every

item personally chosen to reflect a coastal modern feel. Enter

this single story home to views straight through the opened

up floor plan to the brand new pool & patio. Flow from indoors

out, through quadruple pocket sliders. Gourmet custom

kitchen with Thermadore appliances, huge island, sleek

modern white & wood tone cabinets.

Deluxe master suite overlooks pool

area and large covered patio with

wood ceilings. Cabana/flex room has

it’s own full bath. Impact glass & new

metal roof complete this home.

Asking $1,795,000

Make this great Florida pool home on one of Delray’s most

desirable quiet and serene streets, Palm Trail, your own

Florida Dream house. Adjacent to the intracoastal waterway,

and a short walk to the Ave, restaurants and shopping. This

elegant ranch home is a rare find with 9 FT Ceilings, an

oversized living room, formal dining room and family room,

an exceptionally spacious 32 FT x 18FT master bedroom suite,

split bedroom plan, 4.5 bathrooms,

pristine terrazzo, hardwood flooring

and hurricane impact resistant

windows, full house generator, 3

zones of AC. Impeccably maintained,

this bright and airy home is situated

on a large lot with lots of privacy.

Separate pool house offers great

guest suite. Asking $1,495,000

315 NW 22nd - Delray Beach

740 Lake Shore Dr - Delray Beach


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locals only | delray under $50

By Darien Davies

Delray Under $50

Most Fun Small Town, Most Crazy Small Town, Most Small Town that Feels

Like a Big Town. Delray has it all. With a bustling downtown, Pineapple

Grove area, and little nooks and crannies in between, there’s more

to do in Delray now than ever, with events and happenings

spanning from daytime to nighttime. While it can

seem expensive at times, there’s a great

opportunity to enjoy all the City has to offer

without breaking the bank. Here’s what you can

do in Delray Beach in January for $50 or less.

The holidays are finally past us, and while we’re obviously recuperating,

it’s also a great time to reboot. January is International

Creativity Month and is a fantastic month to tap into

your creative spirit (or lack thereof) and make something of it. If

you’re not sure where to start the good people behind the 31st Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts have us covered.

They are giving us the tools for success to either snag a creative item

or indulge in the creative spirits to make crafty items ourselves. Either

way, it’s a great win, win. Held Saturday, January 18 and Sunday,

January 19 from 10am to 5pm, the juried art festival features handcrafted

artwork such as glass, photography, painting, mixed media,

fiber, jewelry and much more, from some of the most buzz-worthy

names on the contemporary arts scene. The festival is held on East

Atlantic Avenue from Federal Highway to A1A, so it’s also safe to

say this might be one of the prettiest venues for an art festival in all

the land. Visit or call (561) 746-6615 for more

information and event details.

New Year, New You. Well, if you’re into

it. There’s no better way to welcome

the New Year than by having fun on

the daily, including your wardrobe. If you need

some fashion assistance, look no further than

the Seventh Annual Delray Beach Fashion Week.

January is Self-Love Month and is a great time

for some inner and outer reflection, and you can find

(mostly) everything you’re looking for in your own

backyard. Fashion Week is held Wednesday, January

29 through Sunday, February 2 and is the best venue

for being privy to the newest and best trends for

2020. The exciting fashion shows and events include

a Fashion Bowl “54” with a runway show

event on Atlantic Avenue, a view of the winning

collections of local designers during

Art Couture All-Stars fashion show event at

the Cornell Art Museum, the Halftime & High

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Heels Luncheon and Fashion Show featuring resort wear, the Old

School Super Pep Rally for pop-up football and swimwear fashion

and fun, Shop the Runway Blitz during the downtown retailers instore

shopping events, and a Super Bowl LIV Sunday celebration

held throughout downtown with shopping, brunch, and watch parties.

Yeah, it’s kind of a big deal. The fashion show events are held

throughout Downtown Delray Beach. Visit

or call (561) 243-1077 for more information.

Hot or iced, it’s all nice.

January is National

Hot Tea Month

and even though us

Floridians don’t get

the chilly weather

like our Northern

neighbors; a steaming

cup of hot tea is always

a comforting treat.

If you’re looking for a tas-tea

and more elevated experience

than your average tea packet from Publix, march right on over to

Yaxche Tearoom, where they offer Goodwater, good teas, good coffees,

good food, good gifts and good vibes. (Yes, it all is really that

good.) Yaxche is the ultimate tea emporium because you can choose

from more than 100 different types of teas from all over the world,

so your options are almost endless, especially if you like to mix and

match your teas. To make it even better, the tea-istas make all of the

teas with Goodwater, which they claim is the purest and cleanest

water on Earth. You can enjoy your tea hot or cold, pick out a

sandwich, soup or salad from their menu, or a little sweet treat from

their counter of goodies, and take a seat in any of the indoor or outdoor

nooks and crannies of the eclectic space. You might only be a

few steps from Atlantic Avenue, but you’ll feel worlds away. Yaxche

Tearoom is located at 14 S. Swinton Ave. Visit www.yaxchetearoom.

com or call (561) 865-7618 for more information.


artikal sound system on friday, january 3 at old school square

It’s safe to say that there’s not a single person in the world

who doesn’t like music. It can transform your mood, elevate

your senses and upgrade your day or night. January

is International Quality of Life Month and good news for you

is that you don’t have to look far for a quality good time. The

organizers at Old School Square have once again brought us

the Free Friday Concert Series, and the lineup is stellar. Start

off your concert-ganza on Friday, January 3 with Artikal Sound

System and continue the good times with Orange Sunshine on

January 10, Classic Rock Therapy on January 17, Spider Cherry

on January 24 and Vinyl on New Year’s Eve. The music starts

at 7:30pm and lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, but no

pets. Full bar and concessions are available on site, so leave

everything else at home and enjoy a hassle-free night out. It’s

a great event to invite your friends, or make some new friends,

and enjoy the lovely “winter” weather that Florida has to offer.

The concerts are held at the Old School Square Pavilion, 51

N. Swinton Ave. Visit or call (561)

243-7922 for more information.

Yes, it’s that time of the year again when you are going

to lose weight, get in shape, exercise daily, go vegetarian,

and never touch alcohol again. We all know it so well

because we talk about it every post-holiday season, and then

forget about it two weeks later. Instead of talking, do more doing

during Diet Resolution Week, which is January 1 through 7.

Our bustling downtown has so many healthy options to choose

from to help your waistline. Start out the week on a clean note

and enjoy the Pur Recovery power shake from PurGreens. It’s

made with banana, raw oats, almond milk, vegan chocolate

protein, peanut butter and honey ($11), and is a great way to

start your day. Another delicious option is Gary Rack’s Farmhouse

Kitchen, where they offer “the farm-fresh lifestyle we

all crave.” The quinoa chop, made with farro, apricot, beets,

pistachios, radish, goat cheese, pears, grapes, tomato and garbanzo

beans ($14) is a healthy and filling salad that will keep

you feeling right all day. Whatever your resolution pleasure,

there are options aplenty. PurGreens is located at 45 N.E. Second

Ave. and Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen is located at 204

E. Atlantic Ave. Visit or call

(561) 243-1077 for more information.

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vitali imereli

1-31 Shark Feeding – Tues-Sat -

10:30am, Sun 1:30pm. Alligator Feeding

– Wed & Sat 1pm. Stingray Feeding

- Tues-Sun- 2:45pm. Free for all ages.


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 561-243-7360.

2 Poetry Open Mic Night – 8-11pm.

Delray’s Poetry Open Mic Night. Calling

all poets, writers, and lyricists! Join us

for a night of linguistic word play. This

is your opportunity to step up to the mic

and share your gift for words in front

of a welcome audience. 1st Thursday

of every month. Established and new

poets, rappers, and writers of all genres

are welcome. Tickets: $5 for patrons,

Free for performers. Arts Garage, 561-


3 The Anderson Brothers Play

Gershwin – 8-10pm. The Anderson

brothers will be joined by their ensemble

performing gems from the Gershwin

songbook. One of the most striking

geniuses of modern music, George

Gershwin composed for Tin Pan Alley,

broadway, film, radio, and symphony orchestras,

combining the sounds of jazz

and European classical music. Tickets:

$35-$45. Arts Garage, 561-450-6357,

3-4 Jeff Harner Sings Sammy

Cahn – 8 pm. Jeff Harnar presents

his critically acclaimed show, SAMMY



Director ALEX RYBECK and directed by

BARRY KLEINBORT. The show shines a

special spotlight on Sammy Cahn’s lyrics

for Sinatra, Hollywood and World

War II. Featured songs include: “All The

Way,” “Teach Me Tonight,” “Call Me Irresponsible,”

“My Kind of Town (Chicago

Is),” “I Fall in Love Too Easily,” “Saturday

Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the

Week),” and “Time After Time.” Delray-; 561-272-1281.

4 CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana

Band Zydeco – 8-10pm. Stateof-the-art

Zydeco from a masterful musician

and performer. Chenier flavors

the Red Hot Louisiana Band’s bayou

beats with elements of funk, blues and

ballads, and puts the foot tapping, can’tstand-still

sounds throughout traditional

Zydeco. Tickets: $35-$45. Arts Garage,


5 Something Like A Dame – 2pm.

Sequins blaze and punchlines fly as celebrity

impersonator Michael L. Walters

pays unique homage to one of Australia’s

biggest stars, Dame Edna, in his loving


This fun-filled evening of glamour, music,

and side-splitting laughter features

incredible glittering gowns, outrageous

comedy, original musical numbers, and

of course a floral finale with Edna’s signature

gladioli! DelrayBeachPlayhouse.

com; 561-272-1281.

5 Vitali Imereli – 7-8:30pm. Classically

trained at a prestigious Russian

music conservatory and privately with

the most renowned violin masters, Vitali

has mastered the art for over 50 years.

Vitali performed for sold out crowds at

Arts Garage on numerous occasions as

a headliner. Tickets: $35-$45. Arts Garage,


7 Comedy Night: A Hilariously

Good Time – 8-10pm. Try your hand

at stand-up, sing a comedic tune, or

tap into your literary side with a funny

poem during an hour of open mic. Two

regional stand-up comedians take the

stage in the second hour to close the

night with gut-busting laughs. Tickets:

$5. Arts Garage, 561-450-6357,

9 Open Readings – 6:30-8:30pm.



& POETRY. Enjoy making new friends

in a Literary Gathering! Come to listen

or sign up to read from an original

work (published or unpublished). All

levels are welcome. Participants read

for 10–15 minutes. After the readings

there is a short OPEN DISCUSSION

which is not a critique session. The

purpose is to encourage one another

to continue writing. Refreshments

served. Moderator: Cathi Hill; Assistant

Moderator, Lori Meyers; Organizers:

Barbara Cronie, Program Instructor,

The Writers’ Colony, Bobbie

Kotler, The Writers’ Colony. The second

Thursday evening of the month.

The Crest Theatre. Do not have to call

to read. Walk-ins welcome. Call: 305-

393-0386 for info.

9 Hip Hop Revolution: The Cypher

– 9pm-12am. Celebrates Hip Hop Culture

by joining rappers with graffiti artists,

Hip Hop influenced dance and DJ’s

from all over South Florida. Talented

performers will hit the main stage to

present their various rap styles, filling

the night with dope lyrics and beats.

Tickets: $10. Arts Garage, 561-450-


10 Tapestry: The cArole King

Songbook – 8pm. The premier musical

tribute to Carole King, TAPESTRY:


to the Delray Beach Playhouse! This

show recreates the sound and vibe of a

1970’s Carole King concert experience

following her legendary album, “Tapestry.”

You will be transported back to

the iconic image of her multi-million

selling album of 1971. You will feel the

Earth Move under your feet with this



10 Magic Just for Laughs Tour

– 8-10pm. The “Magic Just for Laughs

Tour” is the brainchild of 3 Magician/

Comedians who have been entertaining

audiences around the globe for

years. They collectively tally over 100

years of, in their words, “the greatest,

and most fun, job in the world.” Tickets:

$35-$45. Arts Garage, 561-450-6357,


11 Italian ConverSAtion for Intermediate

& Advanced Speakers

– FREE EVENT. 4pm-6pm. Come practice

your Italian speaking skills with

others who love the Italian language

as much as you do! This is a non-structured

gathering for those who want to

improve their conversation skills in a

friendly setting. Ti aspettiamo! Nada’s

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the john daverSA small band


ride and remember trolley


Tovah iS Leona


siempre flamenco ritmos

Italy - 119 NE 2nd Ave. 877.959.8365.

Delray Beach, FL 33444.

11 Ride and Remember Trolley –

10am. $35. Spady Museum. When you

board the “Ride & Remember” Trolley

Tour, the history of Delray Beach comes

alive! Illustrated with colorful stories

of the personalities and happenings

that influenced the growth of the city,

the tour does more than relay facts – it

draws the riders back in time. We invite

you to climb aboard The Spady Cultural

Heritage Museum’s popular, monthly

“Ride & Remember” Bus Tour and enjoy

the interactive, personalized stories of

Delray Beach’s interesting origins and

development. 561-279-8883,

11 The John DaverSA Small Band:

Artful Joy – 8-10pm. The John Daversa

Small Band is a powerhouse ensemble

that transitions with ease from

sections of incredible sensitivity to vignettes

of intensity rivaling that of the

Big Band. The group will perform Daversa’s

original music from albums Junk

Wagon, Artful Joy, and Wobbly Dance

Flower. Tickets: $35-$45. Arts Garage,


11 Classic Albums Live - Tom Petty

& the Heartbreakers: Damn

the Torpedoes – 8pm. This album

represents the peak of Tom Petty’s

songwriting with the Heartbreakers.

Slick, big, and immutably classic, the

album is a front-to-back feat of production

and songwriting. (Doors open at

6:30 pm). Tickets: + $75 VIP; + $40 Premium;

+ $20 General Admission – Bring

a chair, no seating provided. Tickets can

be purchased online at www.OldSchool- or by calling the Box Office at

561.243.7922, ext. 1. Rock fans can save

10 percent when they purchase tickets

to any four concerts in this series just

by using the code BUY4CAL at checkout.

11-12 Tovah iS Leona – Saturday-

January 11 at 2:00 pm and 8pm; Sunday,

January 12at 2pm Don’t miss Tovah

Feldshuh, six time Tony and Emmy

nominated star of “The Walking Dead,”

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” and now CBS’

“Salvation” in a thrilling show featuring

highlights from the new Broadwaybound

musical Queen of Mean, based on

the New York Times best-selling biography

by Piers Ransdell. Watch the Queen

of Mean become the Queen of Cabaret as

Tovah takes the stage as Leona Helmsley,

commenting on and singing about

everything from her meteoric rise – to

her Real Estate rival Donald Trump. Tovah

– or, Leona – promises to bring you

an evening of fun, frolic, and foreclosure

you won’t want to miss! DelrayBeach-; 561-272-1281.

12 PhiliPPe Lemm Trio – 7-8:30pm.

The Philippe Lemm Trio presents their

City Birds Tour. It is lyrical, magnetic

and highly engaging! Comprised of

three musicians with exceptional command

of their instruments, the group’s

repertoire draws heavily from re-imaginations

of jazz standards in a way that

both defies genre and corresponds to

any modern jazz fan. Tickets: $35-$45.

Arts Garage, 561-450-6357,

14 Arts gArage All Arts Open Mic

Night – 8-11pm. Are you an inspiring

artist, writer, or musician who is itching

for a spot in the limelight? Well now is

your chance to shine! Arts Garage presents


If you’ve been working on a song, a

poem, a rap, or a riff that you want to

show off, this is the place for you. Take

the stage and perform your talent while

your friends cheer you on. This is your

chance to own the spotlight. Tickets: $5

for patrons; Free for performers. Arts

Garage, 561-450-6357,

16 3rd ThurSDAy: Art Meets Music

– 7-11pm. The 3rd Thursday of

every month Arts Garage hosts a FREE

art walk & concert featuring local artists

and bands. Free event. Arts Garage, 561-


17 Mitch Woods and his Rocket

88’s – 8-10pm. Taking their inspiration

from the great jump n’ boogie outfits of

the late 40s and early 50s; they breathe

fresh life into the music that gave birth

to rock n’ roll. Mitch Woods styled his

group after the jumpin’ n’ jivin’, shoutin’

n’ honkin’, pumpin’ n’ poundin’ bands of

Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris, Joe and

Jimmy Liggins, Amos Milburn, and Roy

Milton. Tickets: $35-$45. Arts Garage,


18 Naples & the Amalfi Coast –

FREE EVENT. 4pm-6pm. Discover the

wonders of Naples and the vibrant

Amalfi Coast: from the breath-taking

seaside villages of Positano, Amalfi,

Ravello, and Sorrento, to the magical

lure of the Island of Capri. Learn about

the history and sites of Naples, the dramatic

ruins of Pompeii, and the flavorful

cuisine that attracts millions of visitors

from around the world. Nada’s Italy -

119 NE 2nd Ave. 877.959.8365. Delray

Beach, FL 33444.

18 Yamit and the Vinyl Blvd –

8-10pm. Vinyl Blvd is the brainchild of

vocalist and violinist Yamit Lemoine.

The jazz ensemble performs regularly

within Miami’s thriving live music scene

and showcases an impressive roster of

Miami’s top A-list jazz musicians. The

band’s repertoire consists of up-tempo

Swing tunes, Bossa Novas, Gypsy Jazz,

New Orleans Jazz and some beautiful

ballads as well. Yamit sings primarily in

English, but also features some Spanish,

French and Italian tunes within the sets.

Tickets: $35-$45. Arts Garage, 561-450-


19 Jazz and Civil Rights – 1-3pm.

Lecture. Prof. Lowenthal and Dr. Cartwright

will discuss the complexities

between music, politics, aesthetics, and

activism surrounding the Civil Rights

Movement and the impact of these

complexities on the Jazz Musicians of

the time. Illustrated through the music

and lyrics of such prominent artists as

Louis Armstrong, Max Roach, Abby Lincoln,

Nina Simone, Charles Mingus and

others, our lecturers will draw on their

personal relationships with many of the

musicians. Tickets: $10. Arts Garage,



19 Siempre Flamenco Ritmos –

7-8:30pm. Siempre Flamenco presents

Ritmos, a new concert event featuring

an international cast of flamenco musicians

and dancers. Ritmos delves into

flamenco rhythms in a fun, fast, and

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25 Soul Party with Cece Teneal

and Soul Kamotion – 7-11pm. Anlocals

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fierce display of virtuosity. From the

joyous Guajiras and Tangos, to the lament

of the Soleares and the compelling

Alegrias, the trilogy of guitar, song and

dance is in constant dialogue, and the

spontaneity of conversation is interpreted

by the intricate rhythms of flamenco.

Tickets $35-$45. Arts Garage, 561-450-


22 Jeff Norris – 12:30pm. Jeff Norris

is an energetic whirlwind of comedy. He

is a favorite in both Atlantic City and Vegas.

He has also most recently partnered

with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Jeff

works tirelessly in support of many

charities and fundraising events. Jeff has

helped raise more than $180,000 for the

victims of Hurricane Sandy and more



than $150,000 for the K9s for Warriors

whose mission is to aid those warriors

suffering from PTSD. In addition to the

multiple groups he supports, Jeff was recently

recognized by the NJ State Police

for his work in support of the Troopers

Assisting Troops for Wounded Warriors

(the T.A.T. Program).;


24 PAlo! – 8-10pm. PALO! loves to

share the power of joy of music and culture.

PALO! was nominated for a Grammy

and a Latin Grammy for their album

PALO! Live. They perform their own

style of Cuban music they call “Afro-Cuban

Funk.” Just think “funky, jazzy salsa.”

Tickets $35-$45. Arts Garage, 561-450-


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25 Classic Albums Live - Jimi Hendrix:

Are You Experienced – 8pm.

Many music fans consider Jimi Hendrix

the greatest the greatest rock guitarist

that ever lived. His sound, his fury—the

craziness and the grace. Listen to Clifton

David Broadbridge and the band faithfully

recreate the Hendrix sound live on

stage as they perform an evening of his

biggest hits, including Purple Haze, Hey

Joe, Foxy Lady, Are You Experienced, All

Along the Watchtower, Bold as Love, and

many more. (Doors open at 6:30 pm).

Tickets: + $75 VIP; + $40 Premium; +

$20 General Admission – Bring a chair,

no seating provided. Tickets can be

purchased online at www.OldSchool- or by calling the Box Office at














561.243.7922, ext. 1. Rock fans can save

10 percent when they purchase tickets

to any four concerts in this series just

by using the code BUY4CAL at checkout.

25 Survival Italian for Travelers

(topics vary by month) – FREE

EVENT. 4pm-6pm. Have fun learning the

most romantic language on Earth! Practical

knowledge and travel tips taught

by a native Italian speaker.! Topics vary

by month and include: ordering food,

hotel terms, site seeing, transportation,

etc. Come join us! Nada’s Italy - 119 NE

2nd Ave. 877.959.8365. Delray Beach,

FL 33444.









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nual Gala. Are you ready to relive the

music from the 60s/70s? This party will

make you dance and reminisce about

the time when SOUL MUSIC was KING!

From Stevie Wonder to Aretha Franklin,

James Brown to Motown - this show is

sure to have you movin’ and groovin’.

Put on your dancing shoes, and join us

at THE SOUL PARTY! Tickets: Reserved

$150; Reserved Table of 6 $1200; Premium

$200; Premium Table of 6 $1500;

Premium Table of 8 $2000. Arts Garage,


25 Pop2Opera Starring Singing

SenSAtion Jenene cAramielo –

8pm. With the ability to roll from genres

of music from pop to singing opera at a

level that few reach, Jenene Caramielo

has been traveling across the world

captivating audiences with her eclectic

background of musical theater, pop,

jazz, country and opera. Don’t miss her

at the Delray Beach Playhouse, as she

performs her hit show, ALL THE GREAT

LOVE SONGS. Audiences will enjoy a

night full of 14 of the greatest love songs

of all time performed live. DelrayBeach-; 561-272-1281.

26 Selwyn Birchwood Returns

– 7-8:30pm. Birchwood’s high-octane

blues—at once deeply rooted, funky and

up-to-the-minute—are played with passion

and honest emotion. With his band

feeding off his drive and exuberance, the

striking 6’3” young man with his trademark

Afro roams the stage (often barefoot),

ripping out memorable guitar licks

with ease, his soulful, rocks-and-gravel

vocals firing up the crowd. Tickets: $25-

$35. Arts Garage, 561-450-6357,

28 Arts Garage Jam Session –

8-10pm. Our monthly JAM SESSION

brings local musicians together in a collaborative

performance environment

creating a nurturing community of and

for the participants. No memorized

notes or lyrics: just bring your instrument

and let the music play. Tickets: $5

for patrons; Free for performers. Arts

Garage, 561-450-6357,

29 Harvey Granat Celebrates

Cole Porter – 12:30pm. Cole Porter, a

genius of words and music, has enriched

our lives with some of America’s all-time

favorite songs like “Night and Day,” “Begin

the Beguine,” “You’re the Top,” “Easy

to Love,” “In the Still of the Night,” “I Get

A Kick Out of You,” and more! Be here at

the Playhouse as acclaimed vocalist and

entertainer, Harvey Granat, performs

these songs and so many more, and tells

you the stories behind these songs, and

the shows and movies to which some


of them belong. DelrayBeachPlayhouse.

com; 561-272-1281.

31 Turning 15 on the Road to

Freedom – 8-10pm. New musical filled

with traditional and original Gospel and

Freedom songs, tells the moving and

inspiring true story of Lynda Blackmon

Lowery, the youngest person to walk

all the way from Selma to Montgomery,

Alabama, on the Voting Rights March in

1965. Jailed nine times before her 15th

birthday, Lynda and her friends and

neighbors fought alongside Dr. Martin

Luther King, Jr. to secure the right to vote

for African Americans. Tickets: $25. Arts

Garage, 561-450-6357,

31-Feb 16 Some Enchanted Evening

– Multiple Performances. By

the time Richard Rodgers and Oscar

Hammerstein first worked together in

1943, both had already made legendary

contributions to the American Musical

Theatre. But when they teamed up to

create a show called OKLAHOMA, musical

alchemy turned into pure magic

as one success led to another: Their

songs have helped to swell The Great

American Songbook more generously

than any composers since Irving Berlin

and George Gershwin.;



selwyn birchwood returns



turning 15 on the road to freedom

FEB. 14-23 2020


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pictures | on the ave

photos by melissa korman

1 2


1 Ryan @ Mussel Beach

2 Susan @ Antica Sartonia

3 Margie, Jacob @ Douglas Elliman




4 Hasani, Selena @ The Seagate


7 Michael, Josh @ Douglas Elliman

5 Ingrid, Joe @ Ellie’s Diner

8 Peter, Karen, Ron @ Pasqual Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

6 Kim, Karen, Kristy, Missy, Barb, Tiffany, Rachel, Shelly

Birthday crew visiting from Kansas @ The Seagate

9 Mason, Jake @ Seventh Generation Solutions

8 9


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pictures | on the ave

photos by melissa korman

1 2


1 Tony, Regan @ Ellie’s Diner

2 Cindi, Jody @ Delray Vintage

3 Lisa,Wendy, Morgan @ Engel & Völkers



4 Carine, Kimberly, Dr. Ted, Dolores, Dr. John, Luz @

Delray Dental

5 Lenny, Leanna @ Engel & Völkers

6 Justin, Anthony, Amelia @ Atlantic Grille





7 Gigi with Top @ Aqua Resort Ware @ The Seagate

8 Georgia, Laura, Nada, Laura, Simona @ Nada’s Italy Tours

9 David, Vicky, Aleya, Scott @ Illustrated Properties


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pictures | in the pineapple grove arts DISTrict

photos by melissa korman

1 2


1 Danny, Marshall @ Lanzetta’s Barbershop

2 Glynis, Victoria, Wendy @ Purgreens

3 Jason @ Purlife Fitness




4 Thomas, Carol, Holi, Jerilyn, Maureen @

Posh Properties

5 Jennifer, Karen @ Delray Art

6 Jenna @ Man Cave

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7 Josh, Ara @ Man Cave

8 antonio, Pascal, Sandy, Lisa @

Premier Estate Properties

9 Sarah, Margie @ Arts Garage

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pictures | in the pineapple grove arts DISTrict

photos by melissa korman

1 2

1 Emily, Margot @ Purgreens

2 antonio, Ron @ Lanzetta’s Barbershop

3 Julian, Dianna @ Purlife






4 nancy, Jamie @ Festival Management Group

5 Christine, Chole @ Hair Nirvana

6 renee @ Hair By Renee

9 Dianna @ Douglas Elliman

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7 ronald @ Furst

8 Brandon, Ahmat @ Man Cave

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otta Know

entertainment | GOTTa knOW

Cystic Fibrosis Launches New Dinner Dance in Delray Beach

Roses Evening on the Ave was

65 held Friday, November 15, at Old

School Square in Delray Beach and raised

more than $92,000 for Cystic Fibrosis


Art and fashion were featured at this

event held in The Fieldhouse and included

a cocktail reception, dinner, live music

and auction. Justin Vallee, an artist from

Wynwood district, Miami, and local artist

Rebecca Loveless were on hand creating

canvases on site while models wandered

the room in fashions by Kaushal Vishukumar

of Miami.

Serving as youth ambassador is Reilly

Gardner, age 4, who was diagnosed with

cystic fibrosis (CF) as a newborn. CF is a

complex, genetic disease that impacts the

lungs and digestive system and progressively

limits the ability to breathe. While

life expectancy has greatly improved

from the 1950’s and age five to a current

median survival age of 41, much needs

to be done to improve the lives of people

with CF until there is a cure through the

support of research, drug development

and specialized care.

Chris and Jessie Gardner

William Milmoe, James Steinhauser,

Carl DesAntis and John Fieldly

Ian Clark, Amber Clark,

Julie Peyton, Don Tolep

Pat and Kelly Liguori

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entertainment | GOTTa SEE By lisa marie

January 3

► The Grudge - After a young mother murders her family in her own

house, a detective attempts to investigate the mysterious case, only to

discover that the house is cursed by a vengeful ghost. Now targeted by

the demonic spirits, the detective must do anything to protect herself

and her family from harm.

January 10

► The Informer - Honorably discharged Special Ops soldier Pete

Koslow’s (Joel Kinnaman) world is turned upside-down when he is

jailed after a fight to protect his wife (Ana de Armas). He’s given a chance

for early release by becoming an informant for the FBI (Rosamund Pike

and Clive Owen) and using his covert skills in an operation to take down

The General, the most powerful crime boss in New York. But when the

FBI sting meant to finally earn Koslow his freedom results in the death

of an undercover NYPD cop, Koslow finds himself caught in the crossfire

between the mob and the FBI.

► Like a Boss - Best friends Mia and Mel (Tiffany Haddish and Rose

Byrne) are living their best lives running their own cosmetics company

they built from the ground up. Unfortunately, they’re in over their heads

financially, and the prospect of a big buyout offer from a notorious

titan of the cosmetics industry Claire Luna (Salma Hayek) proves

too tempting to pass up, putting Mel and Mia’s lifelong friendship in

jeopardy. The beauty business is about to get ugly.

► My Spy follows JJ a hardened CIA operative (Dave Bautista) who

has been demoted and finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-yearold

girl, named Sophie (Chloe Coleman) where he has been sent

undercover begrudgingly to surveil her family. When Sophie

discovers hidden cameras in her apartment, she uses her

tech savviness to locate where the surveillance operation

is set. In exchange for not blowing JJ’s cover Sophie

convinces him to spend time with her and teach her to

be a spy. Despite his reluctance JJ finds he is no match

for Sophie’s disarming charm and wit.

► Underwater - A crew of underwater

researchers must scramble to safety

after an earthquake devastates their

subterranean laboratory. Stars

Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Vincent

Cassel, John Gallagher Jr., Jessica

Henwick, Mamoudou Athie, and

Gunner Wright.

January 17

► Bad Boys for Life - Ride together.

Die together. Bad Boys for Life. Marcus

Burnett (Lawrence) is now a police

inspector and Mike Lowrey (Smith)

is in a midlife crisis. They unite again

when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they defeated, promises

them an important bonus in revenge.

► Dolittle - After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric

Dr. John Dolittle (Downey), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen

Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of

Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company.

But when the young queen (Jessie Buckley) falls gravely ill, a reluctant

Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island

in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old

adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures.

January 24

► The Gentlemen follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew

McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in

London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the

business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an

attempt to steal his domain out from under him. Starring Hugh Grant,

Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie

Marsan, and Colin Farrell. It is both written and directed by British

filmmaker Guy Ritchie.

► Run - Raised in total isolation by her mother, a teenage girl’s life

begins to unravel as she discovers her mother’s sinister secret in this

captivating thriller form the creators of the hit movie Searching. Stars

Sarah Paulson and Pat Healy.

► The Turning takes us to a mysterious estate in the Maine

countryside, where newly appointed nanny Kate is charged with the

care of two disturbed orphans, Flora and Miles. Quickly though, she

discovers that both the children and the house are harboring dark

secrets and things may not be as they appear. “The Turning” is directed

by Italian filmmaker Floria Sigismondi.

January 31

► Gretel and Hansel - A long time ago in a distant

fairytale countryside, a young girl (Sophia Lillis) leads

her little brother (Sammy Leakey) into a dark wood in

desperate search of food and work, only to stumble

upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

► The Rhythm Section - Blake Lively stars

as Stephanie Patrick, an ordinary woman

on a path of self-destruction after her

family is tragically killed in a plane crash.

When Stephanie discovers that the

crash was not an accident, she enters a

dark, complex world to seek revenge

on those responsible and find her

own redemption. Lively is joined by

Jude Law, Max Casella, Daniel Mays,

Richard Brake, Raza Jaffrey, Tawfeek

Barhom, and Sterling K. Brown.


will smith

bad boys for life

martin lawrence

bad boys for life

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otta Hear

entertainment | GOTTa HEAR By tom craig

January 4

CJ Chenier and the Red Hot

Louisiana Band

8:00pm Arts Garage Delray Beach


Oprah’s 2020 Vision:

Your Life In Focus with Lady Gaga

9:00am BB&T Center Sunrise


January 9

Leo Kottke

7:30pm The Broward Center for the

Performing Arts


January 9 & 10

Marc Broussard

8:00pm Funky Biscuit Boca Raton


January 10

BiLLY Joel

8:00pm Hard Rock Live Hollywood


January 11

Grace Potter with Devon Gilfillian

7:00pm Revolution Live Fort Lauderdale


Classic Albums, Live Tom Petty

& The Heartbreakers:

Damn The Torpedos

8:00pm Outdoor Pavilion Crest Theatre

Delray $20.00-$75.00

January 14,15,17,18

New Order

8:00pm The Fillmore Miami Beach


January 17

Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

8:00pm The Broward Center for the

Performing Arts


January 17 & 18

Celine Dion Courage World Tour

7:30pm AA Arena Miami


January 18

Ana Popovic

7:30pm The Broward Center for the

Performing Arts


Trevor Noah

8:00pm Hard Rock Live Hollywood


David Bromberg Quintet

8:00pm Funky Biscuit Boca Raton


January 18 & 19


7:30pm Kravis Center West Palm Beach


January 21

The Kingston Trio

7:30pm The Broward Center for the

Performing Arts


January 22 & 23

Branford Marsalis

7:00pm Lyric Theater Stuart


January 23

Engelbert Humperdinck

7:30pm Parker Playhouse Fort Lauderdale


celine dion

January 17&18

Todd Snider

8:00pm Funky Biscuit Boca Raton


January 24

Robert Cray

8:00pm Parker Playhouse Fort Lauderdale


January 25

Steve Martin and Martin Short

8:00pm Hard Rock Live Hollywood


Classic Albums, Live Jimi Hendrix:

Are You Experienced

8:00pm Outdoor Pavilion Crest Theatre

Delray $20.00-$75.00

January 27

Taj Mahal Quartet

8:00pm Parker Playhouse Fort Lauderdale


January 28

Jim Lauderdale (Solo Acoustic)

8:00pm Funky Biscuit Boca Raton


January 29

Lyle Lovett and his

Acoustic Group

8:00pm Parker Playhouse Fort Lauderdale


Michael Bolton

8:00pm Seminole Casino Coconut Creek



January 30

Raphael Saadiq

The Jimmy Lee Tour

8:00pm Parker Playhouse Fort Lauderdale


January 31

Rita Rudner

8:00pm Boca Black Box Boca Raton


Marcia Ball

9:00pm Funky Biscuit Boca Raton


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entertainment | gotta read By lisa marie


by Stuart Woods

Released January 7th

Barrington takes on a scheming

Stone rebel in this latest action-packed thriller

from #1 New York Times-bestselling author

Stuart Woods.

Upon returning to New York City after

a whirlwind British excursion, Stone Barrington

is notified of a delicate situation

within the country’s administration. A

close friend requires his expertise and subtlety

to eradicate a destructive presence in

a classified agency—only it soon becomes

clear that this renegade was sent by a rival

Stone has encountered before.

From the City of Light to the rocky Maine

coastline, Stone will need to summon all his

wit and daring to halt the audacious plots

threatening to reveal confidential intel, and

catch the evasive traitor at last. This enemy

may be equipped with unlimited resources

and devious schemes, but if Stone remains

vigilant, justice may finally prevail…

Collateral Damage

by Lynette Eason

Released January 7th

Honorably discharged from the Army

after an explosion nearly killed her,

former military psychiatrist Brooke Adams

has set up shop to help others—but

her days of helping military personnel are

over. She’s got her own battles to fight from

her time overseas, and she’s not equipped

to take on more. Former Army Special Ops

Sergeant First Class Asher James could

handle anything that war sent his way—

terrorists, bombs, bullets. The only thing

that scares him now is sleep. As the shadows

close in, the nightmares begin.

Finally convinced that he needs help,

Asher makes an appointment with a counselor,

and Brooke is pressed by her boss to

take him on. When he arrives at her office,

she isn’t there—but a dead body is. Brooke

is devastated when she walks in, and Asher

is a conveniently strong shoulder to cry on.

But she can’t take him on as a client after

sharing such an intimate and unprofessional

moment, can she? And he’s not sure

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he can handle sharing his deepest fears

with such a beautiful woman.

When it becomes clear that Brooke was

the real target of the attack—and that her

secrets go even deeper than his own—Asher

vows to protect her no matter what.

Big Lies in a Small


by Diane Chamberlain

Released January 14th

North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher’s

life has been derailed. Taking

the fall for a crime she did not commit; she

finds herself serving a three-year stint in

the North Carolina Women’s Correctional

Center. Her dream of a career in art is put

on hold—until a mysterious visitor makes

her an offer that will see her released immediately.

Her assignment: restore an

old post office mural in a sleepy southern

town. Morgan knows nothing about art

restoration, but desperate to leave prison,

she accepts. What she finds under the layers

of grime is a painting that tells the story

of madness, violence, and a conspiracy of

small-town secrets.

North Carolina, 1940: Anna Dale, an artist

from New Jersey, wins a national contest

to paint a mural for the post office in Edenton,

North Carolina. Alone in the world

and desperate for work, she accepts. But

what she doesn’t expect is to find herself

immersed in a town where prejudices run

deep, where people are hiding secrets behind

closed doors, and where the price of

being different might just end in murder.

What happened to Anna Dale? Are the

clues hidden in the decrepit mural? Can

Morgan overcome her own demons to discover

what exists beneath the layers of lies?

All Along You Were

Blooming: Thoughts

for Boundless Living

by Morgan Harper Nichols

Released January 21st

celebration of hope. An encounter with

A grace. A restoration of the heart. A

healing of wounds. An anthem of freedom.

All Along You Were Blooming is the ultimate

love letter from the pen of popular Instagram

poet Morgan Harper Nichols to your

mind, to your heart, to your soul, and to

your body.

Morgan Harper Nichols delivers a striking

collection of illustrated poetry and

prose, inviting you to “stumble into the sunlight”

and delight in the wild and boundless

grace you’ve been given. There is a purpose

in every season, and no matter how you

want to race through this day or run away

from this place, rest assured that you are

invited to live fully—right here, right now.

Light will always find you, and even when

the sun sets and you sit awaiting the dawn,

know you are still blooming in the way you

were meant to. And in each small moment,

whether in the light or the dark, you can

make room for becoming, for breathing, for

stumbling, and for simply being—for there

is Grace, today and every day.


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entertainment | concerts

photos by tom craig

English musician, singer and songwriter

Denny Laine who co-FOunded The Moody

Blues and Wings with Paul McCartney

perFOrms at the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton.

Mac McAnally is a singer-sonGWriter, session musician and

record producer. In addition TO his SOLO career he has been

a member of Jimmy BuFFETT’s Coral Reefer Band since 1977.

PerFOrming here at Broward Center FOr THE PerFOrming Arts.

Country music singer and

sonGWriter Kim Richey

perFOrms at Parker Playhouse

in Fort Lauderdale.

American neoclassical new-age music group

Mannheim Steamroller perFOrm their 35th

annual ChrISTMas SHOW at Broward Center

for the PerFOrming Arts in Fort Lauderdale.


GuitarIST and muLTI-inSTrumentaLIST Tim Reynolds

knOWn as BOTH a SOLO artist and lead guitarIST

for the Dave Matthews Band perFOrms with HIS

group TR3 at the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton.

Grammy aWard winning country

singer Trisha Yearwood perFOrms

with her band at Parker

Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale.

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health & beauty | pain relief

By dr. john conde

Non-Surgical Approach

To A Herniated Disc

The medical phrase “herniated disc” is widely used to describe injury to

the spine. It refers to the incidence of derangement within the spinal

column in which there is injury to the spongy cushions (discs) between

the individual bones (vertebrae). Herniated discs are most common

when a person is in their thirties of forties however it can affect any age

group especially when the aging population is active.

It is most notably associated with the lumbar region (lower

back) but can also affect the cervical region (neck) and

thoracic (mid back) region with less prevalence.

Quite often herniated discs in the lumbar region will

produce sciatica (leg pain) and in the cervical region

will produce arm pain. Dysesthesias (numbness

and tingling) in the arms and legs are also

associated with lesions involving the spinal discs.

The disc itself lies between two adjacent vertebrae

and is composed of a hard outer shell called

the annulus and a gelatinous substance on

the inside called the nucleus. The nucleus

provides key structural support elements

for the spine as it acts as a “shock

absorber” for the spine so that the vertebrae

do not touch each other. The

cushion also creates a space between

the vertebrae so that the spinal nerves

can exit unharmed. However, the nucleus

also contains certain chemical irritants such

as tumor necrosis factor-alpha which can be

toxic for nerves. Therefore it is of paramount

importance that it remains within its shell. The

annulus acts as the outer shell or barrier and is a

resilient tissue made up of fibrocartilage.

A herniated disc occurs when fissures (tears)

form in the annulus or outer shell which allows

for the nucleus to escape and get into dangerously

close contact with the spinal nerves. The most offensive

posture for the lumbar disc is sitting. This

provides the greatest load on the disc and increases

probability of herniation. Therefore sedentary

lifestyles and jobs requiring prolonged

sitting are deleterious for the discs. Other activities

such as bending and twisting are also very

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damaging to the discs especially if repetitive. Lastly, acute events

such as lifting something very heavy without proper support can

injure the spinal discs.

The “gold standard” for conservative, non-invasive treatment

of disc herniations is non-surgical spinal decompression

therapy. This treatment acts to create a negative pressure

or vacuum within the spinal canal essentially retracting

some of the disc material back into the annulus and away

from the sensitive spinal nerves. In fact the pressure within

the disc can get to minus 150 mm/HG. The most recent

clinical study of 219 patients has showed

that spinal decompression therapy

provided an immediate resolution

of symptoms for 86% of

the participants while 84%

remained pain free 90

days post-treatment. In

combination with a revolutionary

modality termed

class IV highpower laser

therapy which accelerates tissue

healing by tenfold through

“kick-starting” the cellular machinery

in the injured tissue, the outcomes

are even more staggering. Core strengthening

specifically designed for a disc herniation

(which differs from other lumbar spine injuries)

should not be ignored and should be a

part of any protocol for injured discs.


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Chiropractic Neurology

401 West Atlantic Avenue, Suite #014

Delray Beach, FL 33444


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health & beauty | dermaTOLOGy

By dr. thomas c. balshi, m.d.

Vanquish Your


As summer fades in South Florida, the zest for diet, exercise

and alluring shape only accelerates. “If I could just be one size

smaller” is not reserved for swimsuits. We are a people addicted

to healthy, fit bodies and beautiful contours, and now, those of

us who pine for any easy fix to love handles, muffin tops and

man boobs have a resource that seems too good to be true.

The technology is called Vanquish, a completely non-invasive

procedure to annihilate fat cells using radio frequency.

Dermatology and Laser Medicine claim it as an enormous

breakthrough. There is no surgery involved and no needles are required;

in fact, the procedure is completely pain free. The machine

never even touches the patient’s skin. Deep tissue heating without

damaging skin or muscle effects measurable results in this FDA approved

approach to the destruction of fat cells. Results can be seen

after just four sessions of forty-five minutes each.

Vanquish fat melting sessions are controlled and comfortable.

The dermatologist will adjust the laser to hover over the areas of

the body to be treated, never touching the machine to the skin. The

heat produced from the laser will feel warm, never hot, and will

resemble the sensation of a heating pad on the belly. Sensors built

into the device “tune” the patient’s fat and customize the energy

required for each patient’s treatment session.

The science involved is simple. Once the fat cells have been

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overheated, they die off and are filtered through the

lymphatic system, metabolized in the liver and then

excreted through urine. For this process to be effective,

patients are asked to drink plenty of water before

and after the procedure, aiding in the elimination of

dead fat. Some minimal redness may occur at the site

of the procedure, but swelling is extremely unlikely.

Patients are not reporting any contraindications.

They are losing two to four inches after four treatments

without changing their diets or increasing exercise.

Of course there are skeptics, but the ease of delivery

for Vanquish speaks bundles about its ability to

please patients. Unlike the other fat buster technologies

of the last thirty years, treatments don’t involve

downtime or discomfort for the patient. Liposuction,

while capable of eradicating larger volumes of

fat, requires anesthesia and surgery and sometimes

delivers uneven results. Ultrasound, in which a hand

piece is moved around the body to destroy fat with

deep-diving sound waves, generally requires pain medication.

Cryotherapthy, which freezes fat cells, does work, but is a slow

process for both the patient and the technician and requires a

significant time commitment. Vanquish, from all sides, seems to

be the fat busting venue of the future.

Vanquish is new, exciting and full of promise. Today it is eliminating

beer bellies and love handles.

Tomorrow it will reach to contour flabby arms and fatty necks.

From the point of view of the dermatologist, this is very “cool”

technology; from the point of view of the patient, this may be the

hottest technique on the planet for looking good.


Dr. Thomas C. Balshi

4665 W. Atlantic Ave.

Delray Beach, FL 33445


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health & beauty | body beautiful

By ashley sica-de souza

Jumpin’ Into The New Year!

The holidays are over and you’re ready to de-fluff and jump back on the

fitness wagon. Like most, you have most likely set some fitness related

New Year Resolution. Here are some tips to make sure these resolutions

are attainable and will work for you. It is all about having goals and plan!

A healthier version of you is just a couple steps away!

1. Make Realistic Resolutions

Don’t set yourself up for failure before you begin! Set goals

that are attainable and realistic. The more accomplished

you feel the more likely you are to stay motivated and

pushing toward your goals. A resolution shouldn’t

be a fantasy. If you’ve never lifted weights, attempting

to do so 7 days per week is probably setting

yourself up for disappointment. For most people,

breaking or setting new habits doesn’t happen

overnight. The key to sustainable resolutions is to

make small changes gradually. If your goal is to go

from never running to finishing a half-marathon,

start training gradually. Begin by walking a few

miles twice a week, and steadily increase the

workload to jogging, and then running over several

months. Just keep the word “realistic” in your

mind and you’ll be off to a good start!

2. Get Specific With Your Goals

Resolutions should be both specific and measurable.

Writing down your goals is not only a great way to accomplish

them, but your list can also help you figure out

the exact steps needed to get where you want to go. “I want

to lose weight” is a pretty common New Year resolution,

but how exactly do you go from point A to point B? Instead,

try setting a more specific goal. For instance: “I

want to lose 10 pounds over the next 6 weeks by eliminating

fast food meals and going to the gym 3 to 4 times

per week. I’ll then maintain my goal weight for 6 months

before setting any other new goals.” The more specific

your goal the better your results will be. The vaguer your

goals are the harder it will be to attain them.

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3. Set Non-Superficial Goals

Looking good in a swimsuit is always a good goal but superficial

goals usually lose their appeal after endless weeks of diet

and exercise. Instead, try picking a goal related to health and happiness.

For example, regular exercise has awesome benefits such

as lowering cholesterol, boosting overall energy, and even increasing

happiness and decreasing depression. Bringing some deeper

intentions to your workout can make all the difference

in sticking to your goals. Looking good in a swimsuit

should come secondary to your main goal.

4. Buddy Up

Find a friend or someone with likeminded goals

to keep and hold you accountable. Accountability

is huge! You are much more likely to stay

on track when you have someone to answer

to besides yourself. A buddy should also

serve to help motivate and keep things

real. They should have no problem telling

you to put that French fry down

and get your booty to the gym when

you’re lacking your own motivation.

If your buddy isn’t doing their job,

fire them and find a new one! There

is always someone looking to become

healthy and fit.

5. Reevaluate

Resolutions Often

How many people resolve to finish

a marathon, only to realize they dislike

distance running? Or decide to take up

yoga and realize they want something faster-paced?

A lot of things seem fun from a

distance but might not be a good fit. If this

happens to you, switch gears and pick

a different resolution. Don’t be afraid to

switch it up if it isn’t working. You’re much

more likely to stick with something that

you truly enjoy.


Ashley Sica Fitness

Transformation Studio

7400 N. Federal Highway

Boca Raton, FL 33487



Scott Kleinman

Find Your Tropical

Paradise in Delray Beach

Realtor Scott Kleinman can help you!

By Nicol Jenkins | photos by melissa korman

Whether you are searching for a beachside

villa, an oceanfront condo or a mega mansion,

long-time Realtor Scott Kleinman can help you

find your dream home in Delray Beach.

For many years, the town of Delray Beach has been known as

a tropical beachside oasis. In recent years, the small town

has grown up and become a thriving downtown offering a

sophisticated atmosphere. Residents and visitors can enjoy the

many unique boutiques, fine dining, new high-end hotels and art

galleries. You can go from a day at the beach to a night out on the

town. From the sand to the Intracoastal to bustling Atlantic Avenue,

everything is within walking distance.

The growth of Delray Beach hasn’t stopped. There are many new

construction condos and homes, along with hotels and restaurants

being built near Atlantic Avenue.

“Delray Beach still has the same small town feel but it’s really


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growing a lot. The town of Delray Beach offers a little bit of everything

for residents and tourists. It is a captivating and sophisticated

city. It is changing all the time with all the hotels, new construction,

restaurants, art galleries and shops,” said Scott Kleinman, a Realtor

with Illustrated Properties, a Keyes Family Company, in Delray

Beach. “It is a prime location. Whether you are living in this area

or visiting many of the hotels, you are only a few blocks from the

beach or downtown. You can watch the boats on the Intracoastal

or head downtown for dinner or drinks, or visit Old School Square

for entertainment; you don’t have to get in your car. Delray Beach

stands out because there is so much to do here in this City.”

And Scott Kleinman knows all about Delray Beach. He is your local

Realtor, who lives, works, and breathes Delray Beach.

Scott focuses on helping his clients sell and buy their homes in

Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, and selling Seagate Towers in

Delray Beach. He has also helped sell properties in Miami, Fort Lauderdale,

and Stuart.

“This is my area, where I live and work and I love all that Delray

Beach has to offer. The town keeps growing and there is so much to

do here without having to drive. The people are friendly, and it’s a

fun atmosphere; it really grabs you,” said Kleinman.

Scott currently has four luxury listings in Seagate Towers, a luxury

condominium complex located on the Intracoastal Waterway in

Delray Beach. Centrally located in the Seagate neighborhood, adjacent

to the Seagate Yacht Club and luxury residences. Seagate Towers

is one of the most desired communities on the barrier island.

Situated between A1A and the Intracoastal Waterway, just a few

blocks from the beach and Atlantic Avenue, the boutique condo has

two towers featuring 149 spacious units, each having nearly 2,000

square feet. The complex is renovating its social room and lobbies

and has many amenities including: a heated pool, BBQ grills, fitness

center, and more!

“Everyone loves Seagate Towers. The location is ideal, close to

town, the beach, and right on the Intracoastal. It has that small intimate

feel where neighbors know each other, and you don’t get lost

like you may in a 500 plus unit condominium,” said Kleinman.

Known as being Client-Centric, the local realtor is always available

to assist his clients. Coming from New York, Scott has been a

South Florida Real Estate agent for 15 years.

“I decided to get into real estate 15 years ago because it’s nice

working for yourself and I truly care about people. It is all about

being Client-Centric and providing a commitment to others. With

caring people skills and doing what it takes to help others, it was a

good fit for me to go into the business,” said Kleinman. “Once clients

spread the word, it travels fast and people want to work with you.

Provide superior service and, of course, know the Real Estate market.

I work really hard for my clients and am very hands on. It’s all

about having long-term relationships with your clients.”

The local Realtor and brokerage company, Illustrated Properties,

have an unparalleled and dedicated marketing campaign, for both

local and international demographics. Illustrated Properties is an

established, independent real estate brokerage firm. Recognized as

a leader in preferred properties in South Florida since 1975, the

firm has generated over 2 billion dollars in sales annually in addition

to being an exclusive affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies

of the World®, the premier real estate network. As a luxury broker,

they are also an exclusive member of Luxury Portfolio International®,

a collection of the most powerful independent brokerage firms

in the world. Illustrated Properties and their network of companies

have been exceeding the real estate needs of astute buyers and sellers

in South Florida. As the largest family-owned brokerage network

in Palm Beach County, their annual sale volume exceeds $6

billion through our network of 3,000+ Realtors.

Kleinman believes the Delray Beach Real Estate market will continue

to transform with gorgeous residential and commercial properties.

“Delray Beach has made a major transformation over the last few

years. The City of Delray Beach is magnificent with the restaurants,

office space, boutiques, and so much going on here. There is a great

energy, and there is shopping, restaurants, concerts and much

more right here in your backyard, it’s paradise,” said Scott.

Scott Kleinman can help you find your perfect home in Delray

Beach, Seagate Towers and throughout Palm Beach, Broward and

Dade Counties.

Scott Kleinman

Illustrated Properties

700 East Atlantic Avenue

Delray Beach FL 33483


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An Oasis of Beauty

with Healthy Eatables

By Diane Feen | photos by Jacob Leach

Is it possible to combine the purity of growing your own

veggies and herbs with something as natural as a fish

tank or Koi pond? The answer is a resounding “yes.”

You may not know it, but Mason Silvia has created a system of

connectivity and symbiosis that glorifies nature while letting

you grow organic food.

The systems have changed since they were first introduced. Originally,

they were two-tiered with fish tanks under seeded pots that

grew organic veggies and herbs. Layered on top of each other they

were impressive, but not as diverse and divine as they are now.

The systems are now custom designed for your home and your

lifestyle. You can have a beautiful Koi pond with fish that fertilize

your plants (that yield herbs and veggies) built with stones such

as marble, limestone, granite or slate. This natural landscape is a

wonderment for the eye (and uplift for the soul) but also carries

inherent beauty for the planet and our future.

“Large scale agriculture is using pesticides, fertilizers and

harmful chemicals to grow food. It ends up in the ground, which

pollutes canals, inlets and eventually oceans. Toxic algae ends

up polluting the water and killing aquatic life,” said Aquaponic

CEO Mason.

Being able to grow your own produce and herbs is one thing –

but with such architectural integrity it’s a miracle. Aqua Gardens do

not require soil, only seeds and clay balls that absorb water.

The result of this revolutionary evolution (growing veggies and

herbs) while gazing at a beautiful fish tank or pond is a win-win. It

uses 90 percent less water than traditional growing methods and

uses fish to fertilize the soil that grows the plants, veggies, and herbs.

Fish tanks are a thing of beauty, but if you want a more all-encompassing

nature-scape in your home or restaurant, you can opt

for one of their living-plant walls. The water source is nearby (or

within reach) to fertilize the plants. They resemble the green walls

used indoors to simulate Mother Nature’s bounty, but these walls

actually grow vegetables and herbs.

The best part is that Aqua Gardens require only fish food and

water, no harmful chemicals, soil or waste. You get to indulge in

the calm and connectivity to nature while doing something good

for your family and the planet. “Aqua Garden’s systems are an integrated

cycle of symbiotic growth. It combines raising fish and

raising plants without soil (hydroponics). This and other biowaste

provides the plants with a nature source fertilizer.”

“What you get is a living piece of art,” adds Mason. Indeed, Aqua

Garden is a natural art form that nourishes both the body and

your senses. You can get a custom designed waterfall with rocks,

a greenhouse, educational tool (American Heritage School had one

installed), commercial grow system, landscape design, or custom

aquarium anywhere you want.

For Ted Tarant – who loves to cook – and enjoys the natural beauty

of a Koi pond and waterfall - Aqua Garden was a godsent.

“I started out with a 10-gallon tank and grew tomatoes, basil,

parsley and cilantro. They tasted as good, if not better, than any

boutique farm store I’ve shopped in. It grew so much I started giving

away the basil to my neighbors and they love it,” said Tarant.

Tarant enjoyed the Aqua Garden system so much that he hired

Mason (and Ron) to install a 170-gallon Koi pond system on his


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screened-in porch. The plants yield herbs such as mint, oregano

and basil, and it’s quite beautiful to gaze at.

“The Aqua Garden is a wonderful system. My wife loves the beauty

of it and we both love the fresh herbs. When my father saw it, he said

‘it is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen, it’s gorgeous.’”

On one of Aqua Garden’s living walls you can grow cucumbers, lettuce,

asparagus, peas, squash and tomatoes. In one month (with one

seed) you can get 20 heads of lettuce at a fraction of the cost at a store.

Aqua Garden also has Mini-Garden Kits that come with everything

you need to grow your own herbs, right in your kitchen, for

less than $100.

They are currently reaching out to interior decorators, designers,

contractors and architects who want to enhance their clients’

homes and commercial space with a system.

The systems are beautiful and natural with no soil and no mess.

It’s the perfect way of farming (in the city) for people without a

green thumb. It also doubles as a natural dreamscape in your home,

office, garden, or patio.

“Anything is possible with an Aqua Garden Aquaponic System. We’ll

build your dream system – customize the lighting, shape, size, style

and more. You can grow fresh produce all year long, indoors or outdoors.

It’s a living piece of art for your home or business,” adds Mason.

And, you can say goodbye to produce and herbs with pesticides



900 East Atlantic Avenue #13

Delray Beach, Florida 33483


Living Walls

Koi Ponds

& More.



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The Goldsmith Shop

Creating New Jewelry or

Fixing Your Favorites

By Diane Feen | photos by melissa korman

The Internet has changed the landscape of retail stores.

Some shoppers think this change is good, but most

retailers would rather people came into their stores instead.

Tom Fritch doesn’t see customers choosing their keyboards

over him. The reason is simple.

“The internet has changed everything, but one thing you

can’t do online is size a ring. The world is changing, but this is a

service business,” said the Goldsmith from Pennsylvania.

If you don’t hear much about goldsmiths today, there is a reason

– there aren’t many who still work independently. But that doesn’t

bother Tom who sizes and fixes watches necklaces and bracelets.

He also designs jewelry (if you bring him a picture, he will recreate

your dream piece) and fix whatever is broken or needs updating.

Just recently Preston came in with her mother’s charm bracelet.

She wanted it to be made into a necklace instead. Tom doesn’t flinch

and goes to work immediately to remedy, repair or remake the jewelry

that clients bring into his small shop.

You can see examples of his brilliance with shiny objects everywhere.

There are pliers, hammers, a magnifying headpiece and tiny

gold and silver findings everywhere you look.

But those are merely the tools of his trade.

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tom At The Jewelry Bench

The trade is one of precision with an old-fashioned twist. It’s not

technological or done with a mouse or power button. It is an example

of something from an era gone by – but with an immediacy

we all need from time to time.

This is exactly why The Goldsmith Shop is reminiscent of the

good old days of retailing. It’s simple, honest and no-nonsense.

Tom does what he says he’s going to do, and he does it with integrity.

That must be the reason he has a five-star rating on Yelp.

And stellar reviews from clients. “When the diamond fell out of

my wife’s ring, we were concerned about finding someone competent

and honest. As soon as I walked into The Goldsmith Shop, I

knew it was the right place. Tom is a craftsman. He repaired the

ring while we waited, and we watched him. I cannot recommend

The Goldsmith Shop highly enough! If you need jewelry repair, this

is the only place you need to know about.”

Mark also sees the perfection in Tom’s work.

“This place is the quickest and best for watch repair. I know Tom

does a lot more than watches, but I have been going to The Goldsmith

Shop for years without fail.”


tom Discussing a Repair With a Customer

The reason The Goldsmith Shop

is so highly respected is because

Tom’s occupation is his passion.

“I can repair anything – it can

be gold, platinum or resetting diamonds.

I have followed my passion,

creating high quality, creative jewelry

for others to enjoy. I also work on

antique and contemporary jewelry

Soldering Gold Bands Together

repairs while you wait,” said the

master craftsman.

The sign in his shop says, “Make your Unwanted Gold Jewelry

Work for You – Ask Me How!” If you ask, Tom will do exactly what

you want. He may ask you a few questions, but what you want is

what he will make (or fix) for you. Tom listens, gives his expert

opinion and then gets to work on your jewelry.

“I fix a lot of jewelry that has not been repaired properly. If you

can see the soldering or the repair that was done, then it was not

done correctly. A repair should be invisible. I work with precious

gemstones and diamonds and I will create any custom design of

your liking.”

He repairs antique and contemporary jewelry and can have your

Rolex serviced by a Rolex trained watchmaker.

Often recommendations are the best way to find an artisan

of your liking. Scott agrees. “I realized The Goldsmith Shop was

a small one-man team. The owner was super friendly and fixed

my problem very quickly. As I waited, I noticed he had won many

Showing a Customer a Handmade Necklace

awards and is highly recognized in the area, so I knew it would be

a quality fix.”

There are other reasons people are so impressed with Tom.

“When you come here you get to talk to the person who is going to

do the job. That way you get exactly what you want.”

So true.


140 NE Second Ave., Suite 12

Delray Beach, FL 33444

Inside Salon 140 in The Grove


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Stitches by the Sea

Needlepoint and Nurturing

By diane feen | photos by melissa korman

If you ask Leslie Abady what she thinks about Stitches

by the Sea she will combust with joy. The Boca

resident – and needlepoint newbie – spends every

Tuesday hunkered down with her needlepoint projects.

The family - “a family affair”

She came to this light airy creative juncture of stitches as a

matter of happenstance. But like most of us she found nirvana

in a Delray neighborhood surrounded by surreal canvases of

color and creativity.

“This is the most amazing place. I love coming here and look forward

to Tuesdays to work on my needlepoint projects.”

To Abady, Stitches By The Sea is about family, friendship and creativity.

“I came here to learn how to needlepoint. When I first went,

I did not even know how to hold a needle. Now I have a needlepoint

set-up at home, and I feel like I have a new family. The energy

here is so positive and when I am here, I forget about everything

in my life and just enjoy the creative endeavor of needlepointing.”

There are a lot of clients (who become surrogate stitching family

members) who depend on Stitches By The Sea to be their creative

purveyor of yarns, canvases and finishing. You can do your needlepoint

at home and bring the finished product to be made into a heavenly

creation, or spend time combining both at this shop by the sea.

Barbara Wiston is the latter. The avid needlepointer has made

some of her most cherished gifts for family members with the tools

of the trade from Stitches By The Sea. She recently brought in a

beautiful Tallit Bag in colors of the rainbow with satin lining and

a poignant inscription for her son Gregg. “I buy all my thread and

canvases here and they finish it for me. This is the 11th Tallit Bag

I’ve made. I embroidered a note to my son so he will remember me

some day and cry.”

Wiston has eight grandchildren, a husband and two sons who get

Tallit Bags as gifts from her. “They are wonderful at Stitches By The

Sea. They are helpful, knowledgeable, friendly and warm.”

Cynthia agrees. “This is a true family business with an emphasis

on customer service. They are helpful and friendly and have great

canvases and wonderful finishing. The best of the best!”

To be the best you must aspire to a lofty place. That is what owners

Judi, Dick and daughter Karen do. Judi has been in the needlepoint

business for over 46 years (in Florida and Long Island) and is

as friendly and unpretentious as a favorite aunt.

Karen cheerfully welcomes customers into this panorama of

color and beauty. She helps beginners get started on their first


Karen and Randi planning their next class

Susan teaches Leslie a new stitch

a rockin canvas from a current trunk show

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Judi and Karen discussing colors for a new custom design

projects and is always nearby for advice. “We love to show our

customers the fabulous canvases that my mom and I design

(or purchase) for the shop.”

If you don’t know how to needlepoint - but have a creative

urge to make beautiful canvases, dazzling handbags, faux

champagne and liquor bottles, belts, designer limoges boxes

and more - you’ve come to the right place. They have classes

for beginners and advanced stitcher.

Randi Paul-Heskins, who attended The Royal School of Needlework

in London, gives stitching classes so people can go to

the next level. “I show them the potential of what you can do

with a canvas. The options are endless,” said the needlepoint

expert who worked on Kate Middleton’s wedding dress.

Susan Stark and Susan Safian also help clients create needlepoint

works of art. All teachers are experts with decades of

experience at needlepointing and design options.

Beginner classes start with a sampler canvas with different

stitches and techniques. They also have a Bargello class that

teaches students to create different patterns and designs. The

goal is to teach the art of needlepoint so stitchers can make

things of beauty and enjoy the creative outlet.

There are elegant handbags in colorful fibers that look like

those on the coveted designer runways. You can make a needlepoint

box to match your décor, or a belt for you or a loved one.

They also have custom designed needlepoint canvasses

in brilliant colors with every design imaginable. There are

people, places and things of vibrancy and resilience. A 60’s

VW Bus, Fine Art Neo-Expressionist women from Delray artist

Vladimir Prodanovich, Colorful Exotic Elephants, uplifting

Spiritual motifs, idyllic locales and more.

They have monthly Trunk Shows that highlight original canvases

from Colors of Praise, Penny MacLeod, Purple Palm Designs,

Charlie Harper and others.

Stitches By The Sea sells everything you need, and then some.

Their website is a veritable feast of designer canvasses and accessories.

Follow Karen on Instagram and Facebook at stitchesbythesea

and you will see their newest designs and events.

If you’re looking for a creative outlet – or are an experienced

needlepointer – come to Stitches By The Sea. You will be surrounded

by beauty and serenaded with friendliness.

And as their trademark says: “Needlepoint is yoga for the



Stitches by the Sea

710 East Atlantic Avenue

Delray Beach


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NADA’S italy tours

Tours for People that Don’t Go on Tours

But love to travel…

By diane feen | photos by melissa korman

The magic of Italy is a legend passed down from

generations of Americans and Italians. But often we think

that experiencing that magic is solely for those with relatives

or friends in Italy. Nada Vergili proved everyone wrong.

The native Italian, who grew up in Florence, followed her heart

to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2001. It was there that she

taught Italian language, cooking, and culture. Before long, her

students began asking for her advice on where to go in Italy, what

restaurants to dine at and what to do. They wanted an authentic Italian

experience and knew that Nada would be the best source.

They were right.

“My students wanted an authentic Italian experience; they didn’t

want a typical tourist situation. So, in 2004 I took a few of them on

a group tour to Tuscany. We rented a villa, took day trips to small

villages and wineries, and my mother cooked them an authentic

Italian meal,” said Nada, who lives in Delray Beach and has an office

in Pineapple Grove.

That experience led to a conclusion that changed the trajectory of

her life. “I realized that many people don’t like traditional tours and

want an authentic Italian travel experience. I have direct contact

with the best drivers, local chefs, unique activities, boutique luxury

hotels, private villas and castles, wineries and cultural activities.”

Portovenere (Liguria region), Italy


Nada Vergili – oWner & Founder

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The Nada’s “Italy By Design” Team

Lake Como (Lombardia region), Italy

You could say that Nada has the inside scoop on everything Italian.

Her 18 full-time employees speak, eat and breathe Italy. They

know where guests will get the best scenic tours, meals and cultural

experiences without the stress and hassle of a large tour company.

They also know luxury – not the luxury you see in traditional tour

company brochures – but the luxury that locals know. Nada’s Italy

tours are where authenticity meets curiosity. There are no more

than 12 people on each trip, and they travel in a Mercedes Van, not

a massive tour bus.

“A good guide is the doorway to the local culture and history of

Italy. We offer the real Italian experience such as a wine tasting on

the terrace of a 13th century medieval tower or truffle hunting with

local experts.”

Nada’s Italy tours are not only intimate, but they move at a more

leisurely pace than traditional tours. “We like our guests to enjoy

the moment, savor each experience and get the feel for historic

sites that are often off limits to large tour groups.”

To ensure all your needs are taken care of they offer full-time

concierge services. Are you concerned about what to take to the

Amalfi Coast for dinners on the terrace? Worry no more, just call

their concierge. Not sure which shoes to bring to explore a hilltop

village or winery? Just call their concierge.

If you need help deciding which of Nada’s tours best meets your

needs, ask them. The “Italian Treasures Tour” will take you to the

inner sanctum of Rome, Florence, Venice, Orvieto, Siena, San Gimignano,

Treviso, Murano and Burano. You will experience amazing

historical sites, dazzling Italian cuisine, museums, galleries and

other Italian traditions.

Are you going on your honeymoon or celebrating an anniversary?

Do you want a private tour – or one for your extended family? Then

you might like their “Wine, Food and Traditions of Tuscany Tour.”

This tour will take you on a panoramic and culinary extravaganza

through Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Pienza, Montepulciano,

Greve in Chianti, Arezzo and Cortona. You’ll get to savor the hilltop

sunsets in Tuscany, stay in a luxury Villa with olive orchards and

vineyards, take day trips to quaint villages, wineries and castles.

The best part - you will get to experience what Italians call “La Dolce

Vita” or the sweet life.

There are other tours that will make you want to pack your

bags tomorrow and sign up immediately. There’s the “Jewels of

the Amalfi Coast” (Positano, Rome, Ravello, Amalfi, Sorrento, Capri,

Paestum, Pompeii), the “Sizzling Sicily Tour” (Mediterranean

island’s historic diversity, cuisine, culture, and architecture), “Puglia

Paradise Tour” (an ancient, mystical land embraced by two seas

where history reigns supreme) and many others.

They’re not just sightseeing trips, they’re true Italian experiences

of the cultures’ romantic and exotic terrain. “Our tours offer

fun cooking classes, visits to cheese and olive farms, exclusive winery

tours, VIP preferred museum access, private boat rides, guided

market tours, and other historic sites.”

If these tours sound like they were made in heaven, they are.

“Our Italian Treasures tour was wonderful! I can’t think of anything

that Nada’s could have done to make it better. The extra surprises

were so fun! The tour guides were wonderful. It was the best

vacation we’ve ever had,” said Melanie.

It’s easy to see why everyone is smitten with these custom luxury

tours. You’re not merely a spectator, you’re immersed in the grand

traditions of Italy. You get to meet local artisans, wine makers,

farmers, chefs, take cooking classes, gain access to extraordinary

insider sites (where heaven meets earth) and get personal attention

on demand.

“I need 6 stars to properly rate Nada’s Italy! Our family of 10

experienced the Blissful Italian tour and a customized tour of Sicily.

With four children we were apprehensive about keeping them

entertained. Our worries were unnecessary! Our tour guides were

like family and treated our children as their own. We could not have

been happier. My husband and I cannot wait to take another trip

with Nada’s! You exceeded our expectations,” said Denise.

Words like this are music to Nada’s ears. “The biggest compliment

comes from people who tell me they couldn’t go back to Italy

unless they go on one of my tours.”

Nada has nothing to worry about. Everyone loves her spectacular

tours and enjoys getting to live life like an Italian, if only for a few weeks.

And besides, who doesn’t want to live La Dolce Vita – the sweet

life? We all know the answer – and so does Nada.


NADA’S italy tours

119 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach


Monthly classes on Italian culture and

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Home Furnishings Inspired

by the Sea, Sand and Salt

New Location in Delray Beach

By Nicol Jenkins | photos by melissa korman

Your favorite furniture store has moved to a new more

accessible location. Our Boat House is now located at 2050

North Federal Highway, Delray Beach, FL 33483.

For 10 years, the local store has offered the most unique home décor

and more to Delray Beach. The moment you walk through

the doors of their new location, you will feel right at home. From

their shell chandeliers to nautical themed accessories to their coastal

room settings, Our Boat House has something for every home.

Let the OBH Crew help you get rid of your tired décor, your old-world

style or your pastels and pink flamingos of the past and create your

very own “Sea-Inspired Escape” that you will love every day and your

guests will long for and remember forever.

At Our Boat House, the philosophy is to offer true nautical elements

and a mix of styles, finishes and textures that all work together to distinguish

your home from all others. By adding pops of sea glass green,

watery blues and sandy neutrals they re-create the relaxed feel of summer

vacation right at home. The current trend of washed reclaimed

wood adds a casual beachside element that is best mixed with the classics

of the rich woods, leathers and cottons. The mix of these elements

creates a warm, welcoming and timeless home that is not trendy. Whatever

your personal taste - from contemporary to transitional, they can

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help you capture the drama and mood of the sea and create your own

sea-inspired escape.

Our Boat House is a family owned and operated business. The owners

Karen Marcil and Christina Auer have much experience and knowledge

in the home design and décor business. Their team includes lead designer

Stacy Raymond, designers Jonathan and Beca Llampey, designer

Kendal, marketing coordinator Alexa Marcil and assistant Cassidy.

As a large close-knit family with Swedish heritage, the Our Boat

House founders spent weekends and summers celebrating life on the

beach with cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents. Their best memories

are of times on the water: boating, clamming, sailing, fishing, crabbing,

surfing and everything else involving water. From a very young

age, they developed a deep love and yearning to be close to the sea,

sandy beaches and salt air.

With parents involved in real estate, the love of home design became

a family obsession. It only seemed natural that they channeled their

passion into designing interiors, thus creating homes for all that are

pleasing and welcoming. They wanted to bring with each project, the

essence of the sea inside - with classic beachy, relaxing furnishings.

Since beginning this journey in 2010, Our Beach House has evolved

from Classic Coastal design with crisp whites and deep navy themes


into a fresh, Modern Coastal flare. However, they will always love

utilizing the found treasures, special nautical finds and incredibly

comfy furnishings. The Modern Coastal style focuses on polished,

clean lines with sea glass blues, warm whites, sleek metals and glass

- while still feeling refreshingly comfortable for the entire family.

They have also incorporated some collections for kid’s rooms, pets

and a Zen area, focusing on wellness and meditation. Any of their

room styles and pieces are perfect for your home and can be suitably

sized - whether it be a house, condo or apartment.

Our Boat House is a place where they want you to enjoy life and

nourish your soul with any of their signature styles.

One of the biggest challenges they address is assisting homeowners

in putting a room together. Many times it’s the finishing touches

that are missing. From simple questions to the most difficult design

dilemmas, Our Boat House is there to help, via e-mail, phone or with

an at-home design appointment.

“Our philosophy is envisioning displays that are changed every

6 months. Our customers can envision their home and they break

down to California coastal, a zen garden area, and smaller scaled

items for townhouses and condos, nautical and contemporary

rooms,” said the owners.

“What we sell is a timeless lifestyle that people can connect to. We

are a family owned business and not a corporate store, this has a lot

to do with people coming back and wanting to spend time here. Our

customers have a great experience with us and tell their friends, and

our business just continues growing,” said Christina.

Stop by their newly relocated Delray Beach showroom and find

a coastal theme that works for you- you’re going to love it for years

to come!

Celebrate Our Boat House’s Grand Re-Opening on Saturday, January

18th, offering unique sale items and a festive kickoff season

event. They also offer staging, personal home design, a design room

open to local designers and are available to host events.

Our Boat House

2050 N Federal Hwy

Delray Beach, FL 33483


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Proper Ice Cream

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

With Chef Made Flavors

BY Nicol Jenkins | photos by melissa korman

The moment you walk through the doors of

Proper Ice Cream, you are transported to an

ice cream shop unlike any other.

From the colorful graffiti mural on the side of the building

to the menu of over 200 chef made flavors of ice cream to

choose from, Proper Ice Cream in Delray Beach is two scoops

above the rest.

Owner and chef Rickey Felberbaum serves up an assortment of

ice cream creations from the Blueberry Muffin and Key Lime Pie to

the Honeycomb or Glazed Donut. Some favorites are the Chocolate

Cookie Dough Ice Cream, Bread Pudding and sorbets. They even have

flavored ice cream cones, milkshakes, sundaes, tarts, lots of toppings,

and a hot ice cream sandwich. You won’t be able to tell the difference

while sampling their full line of vegan ice cream and sorbets.

The new EAST location has added soft serve and milkshakes. The

soft serve tap features 2 rotating flavors from Banana Bread and

Strawberry Passionfruit to seasonal offerings like Pecan Pie. Plantbased

flavors also make their way into the lineup with recipes like

Golden Milk and Toasted Vanilla. Cashew milk, coconut milk and

raw cocoa butter are used instead of traditional dairy. The kitchen

is constantly working to perfect desserts that appeal to a variety of

patrons with dietary restrictions including gluten-free while maintaining

a high level of quality and flavor.

The ice cream is homemade fresh every day with only natural

ingredients, 20% less sugar and zero additives.

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“The mission is to never use any chemicals or artificial ingredients,

and to never process with air,” said Rickey.

The owner’s passion for crafting delicious ice cream and sorbets

turned into his desire to perfect the best ice cream. Traveling around

Europe, Italy and even Manhattan, Rickey who was an attorney at

the time, would visit ice cream shops and wonder why the ice cream

wasn’t as good in many ice cream shops in the US. He decided to take

the next step by attending ice cream school at Penn State University

training with award winning gelato chefs. Rickey also worked

alongside Chef Clay Conley at Buccan restaurant in Palm Beach. He

decided to share his expertise by creating desserts for high-end restaurants

and then opening ice cream shops in Delray Beach.

“At Penn State University I learned which ingredients make ice

cream pure, dense and light. I also spent time working in many

kitchens and met gelato chefs all over the world. It started as a hobby

and then it evolved into us providing ice cream and sorbets for

select high-end restaurants, then I decided what if we take the front

of our kitchen and start selling it retail to people and see what happens.

It became very popular, and we needed to look for another

location,” said Rickey.

Proper Ice Cream offers the perfect setting for a date night, a birthday

party or a family day out. They have indoor counter seating and


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outdoor seating for guests. The restaurant staff and owner can

be seen at many city and charitable events around town. The

atmosphere and ice cream is the perfect sweet treat for Delray

Beach. Proper Ice Cream was recently recognized as the Number

1 restaurant in Delray Beach by Taste of Recovery Food Show.

“Over the last few years, the City of Delray Beach has

boomed into foodie heaven. There’s a recent influx of very talented

chefs that own and operate or work at local restaurants

who have changed the food scene dramatically. Delray Beach

is a great small town environment with the ability to attract

vacationers, and the locals can not only enjoy great food but

craft made homemade real pure and simple ice cream with no

additives, no air pumped in, and everything is made in house 7

days a week,” said the owner.

The unique ice cream flavors have become such as hit among

first time guests that they soon become regulars. Proper Ice

Cream can also be found on the menu of many popular area

restaurants in Delray Beach, Palm Beach and Broward County.

Pints of your favorite flavors are displayed at the Joseph’s Classic

Market in Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens and soon to be

Delray Beach high-end supermarket.

“The first time someone tries our ice cream, it’s like they are

tasting something new. Even though it’s ice cream, it tastes different

than the ice cream people are used to. We don’t use heavy

cream; we use significantly less sugar and only natural ingredients,”

said Rickey.

“This place is amazing. The flavors are done with an amazing

hand that balances the sweet and the salt perfectly. It can

sit in the freezer and it still serves easily with a spoon. The

sweet corn and blueberry was subtle and sweet while the cinnamon

just hits you hard. Everything I’ve had from this place

is amazing and I can’t wait to try it all. The price is 100% appropriate

for the quality. I will be back and I can’t wait to sit

out in the Florida heat enjoying a literally perfect cone of ice

cream,” stated a happy customer.

Why not treat yourself to some Proper Ice Cream! It’s simply

proper, the way it should be.

Proper Ice Cream

1445 N Congress Ave #9

Delray Beach, FL 33445

75 SE 4th Ave

Delray Beach FL 33483

(next to IPIC Delray)


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Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School

3300-B South Seacrest Boulevard

Boynton Beach, Florida 33435

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delray dental

Celebrating Its 40th Birthday


By Diane Feen | photos by melissa korman

Milestones mean a lot to us.

They mark the passing of time

and the aspiration to excellence.

Drs. John (R) and Ted Ritota (L) with Their Mom Dolores

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That is why Dr. John Ritota and his brother-partner Dr. Ted Ritota

are celebrating their journey from dental school graduates to

established dentists in Delray Beach.

“John called me one day in 1977 and asked me what I knew about

Delray Beach. I’m a sailor so I noticed all the Hobie Cats on the beach,

and I thought the beach was beautiful,” said Dr. Ted.

It turns out that Dr. Ted was right on with his initial assessment of

this once sleepy town often referred to as Dull-Ray. The story goes

something like this – Dr. John graduated from dental school and four

days after his younger brother Ted graduated from dental school they

moved to Delray and opened a dental practice.

Their father Dr. John Ritota practiced dentistry in New Jersey for 57

years. Though he had hopes for his sons to join him in his practice they

had other geographic aspirations.

“We had just landed in New Jersey after a ski trip in Jackson Hole,

Wyoming and it was cold, gray and raining. We both said we didn’t

want to spend the rest of our lives in New Jersey, so our father came to

Florida to help us find a building to start our dental practice. He said,

‘I’ve had my life, now it’s your turn to live your life,’” said Dr. John.

That is exactly what the brothers from South Orange, New Jersey did.

They found a small building in a sleepy part of Delray surrounded by sunlight

and greenery. They put out their shingle, had their mom Dolores

as their receptionist, and started the way most young dentists start out.

“At the beginning we both had to work in other locations. I worked

in West Palm Beach and John worked in Hallandale. At first, we both

slept in our office on cots and swam in the ocean each morning. We

also acted as dental assistants for each other.”

Their bond is a beautiful one. They shared an apartment near their

Delray office and built up their practice one patient at a time. Their

mom would often run outside and give business cards to those walking

by. They also did a mailing that mentioned their NJ roots. “People

saw we were from New Jersey and it brought in a lot of patients. We

also befriended a local boat captain and he became a patient and referred

us to numerous people as well.”

One of the hallmarks of their dental practice is refined and revered

customer service. They treat all patients with the utmost of care and

see everyone in a holistic manner. “We have been here for 40 years and

that says something in and of itself. We provide courteous service and

treat people with respect and care.”

They sure do. One time a patient couldn’t get to the office for scheduled

dental work because it was raining so hard. Dr. Ted picked the patient

up at his home and drove him to the office for long awaited crowns.

“I drove him home in a torrential downpour, he was very appreciative.”

Rich Covino also appreciates the care he gets at Delray Dental. Covino

has been a patient for almost 30 years. “The Ritota brothers are

good at what they do and are very devoted to their patients. I’ve had

so many procedures there – root canal, caps, cleanings and more. They

are dedicated to dentistry and I am very pleased with their service.”

Other patients agree. “I have seen many dentists over the years and

these guys are better than the best! My treatment was professional

and done on a timely basis. Their pricing was completely fair. I don’t


delray dental’s hygienist, Sofia

Our Excellent Staff: back row, Sofia,

Dr. Ted, Mom (Dolores), Dr. John and

Luz; kneeling, Kim and Carine

usually comment, let alone give anybody a 6-star rating, but I

couldn’t help it, These professionals are great!”

Both Dr. Ted and Dr. John keep up with the latest technology

and treatments. They use lasers and state of the art implant

techniques with an in-house lab. They specialize in all facets of

dentistry - from implants to crowns, bridges, veneers, teeth whitening,

root canals, bonding, dentures, oral surgery, extractions,

fillings, invisible braces, soft tissue management, denture relines

and emergency care.

Dr. John graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry

and is a member of the South Palm Beach County Dental

Association. He is trained in all types of Dental Implant Systems

and was in the Outstanding Young Men In America (recipient of

the Van Cliburn Award) for TMJ Dental Research.

Dr. Ted graduated from the Fairleigh Dickinson University

School of Dentistry and is a member of the South Palm Beach

County Dental Association. He also has advanced training in most

major implant systems and has completed surgical residencies

for the placement of implants.

Both Dr. John and Dr. Ted have appeared in “Guide to America’s

Top Dentists” and are dedicated to their profession and their patients.

They are also dedicated to each other.

“As brothers we thought that we would practice dentistry together

for five years. Then we amended our decision to 15 years.

We realize the benefits of practicing together far outweigh any

disadvantages. We recognize our strength together and enjoy the

practice and our office.”

They also found a solution for any disagreement. “We toss a

coin when we don’t agree on something. It avoids any arguments

and it works well.”

So does their dental practice. After 40 wonderous years the

practice is doing well, and the staff and patients are very happy

with the friendly, caring environment dotted with willowy trees

and a gentle Delray refinement. They also revere the support

they get from their wives June Ellen and Lisa.

“We realize how lucky we are to have such a happy office and

happy families that get along so well together. It’s been 40 wonderful

years and we look forward to helping our patients into

the future.”


Delray Dental

3401 South Federal Highway

Delray Beach

561-272-6664 | january 2020 | 81

Thermae Retreat

Alkaline water is kept in

copper pitchers for minerals

Thermae Retreat is now located at 215 NE 22nd Street, Delray

Beach - only one-mile North from their old location and behind

Anuttara Yoga. Their new address provides a more intimate

atmosphere, bohemian style space, with a new large outdoor

barrel sauna, private garden and an organic café offering a variety

of smoothies and healthy bites for guests. The spacious meditation

room has ‘active meditation’ offering sacred geometry adult coloring

books and knitting - which have the same benefits on the brain

as meditation - and are used for those who have a hard time quieting

the mind. Another area is filled with lounges and pillows with

headsets for listening to guided meditation or frequency music.

As soon as you walk through the doors you feel at peace because

of a sacred geometry crystal grid hung on their ceiling built by Robert

Cannellos ( in the reception room, and

the paint used on the walls throughout the retreat infused with selenite

clears negative energy simply by entering the space.

The Delray Beach day retreat provides an organic wellness space

centered around relaxing, detoxing saunas and holistic therapies.

“Therapist Anthony Carrancejie and I are partners in the new space

which is a beautiful addition to the location,” says Shaman Debra

Kelly. Debra, the Shaman in Thermae Delray, started in the Fort

Lauderdale location in 2013 and Anthony joined the tribe in 2017.

Anthony, also a therapist at Hippocrates Health Institute offers cupping,

craniosacral therapy, custom massage and hosts the weekly

Men’s Gathering. Now in their third year with continued growth,

they have added more services including classes and workshops,

unique treatments, and an array of memberships for their guests.

Recently, Thermae Retreat was given an award from Trip Advisor,

four years in a row, for best wellness retreat since 2016 (the Fort

Lauderdale location opened in 2013).

For the month of January, they are expanding their workshops

and services. On Monday nights from 6 to 9pm, they are hosting

Silent Nights, where people can come and be quiet with no distractions,

completely unplugged. Every Tuesday night at 7pm is a

Brotherhood Mens Circle. During the week they have a variety of

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Expanded Services

and New Location

By Nicol Jenkins | photos by melissa korman

This is not your typical day spa. Thermae Retreat

has a new location and the unique treatments

and amenities are loved by members and guests.

Owners Kelly Doyle & Shaman Debra Kelly, Head Guide

Shamylla Ross and therapists Ilana and Lacey with guest

workshops - one teaches members how to use botanicals and oils

for a cold or flu. Their Shaman Debra Kelly is offering sound baths

and medicine work in a new energy room.

“For 2020, we have added new amenities for memberships,

such as our Hot Stone Barrel Finnish Sauna which will be located

on the private deck in the garden. “A barrel style sauna distributes

the heat better than a traditional square sauna and it is so cool to

see,” says Shamylla, Thermae’s Head Guide. “Our focus is to assist

guests in finding stillness, release stress and energy that no

longer serves them.”

Thermae Retreat offers a day membership for $45 and allows

guests to see everything they have to offer; for another $64 you can

experience a 60-minute massage for the whole sauna retreat experience.

“We customize our treatments and offerings depending

on our guest’s needs,” says Kelly Doyle, owner of Thermae Retreat.

The unlimited memberships, start at $159 a month, and allow

members to come as often as they want and stay as long as they

want; this membership includes infrared saunas with chromo-


therapy (light therapy), hot stone Finnish barrel sauna, meditation

space to find stillness, equipment to break down cellulite and

move the lymphatic system, a relaxing outdoor garden deck with

lounges, cool rinsing showers under a mango tree, a meditation

swing and the organic cafe. There is also 10 percent off any treatments

as a member, and members are allowed to bring one friend

a month at no charge!

Thermae Retreat looks at each person individually and has

guides that assist you each time you come in. Therapists offer energy

work such as massages with sound baths which take a traditional

massage to the next level, organic facials which strengthen

the skin on a cellular level and detoxing clays to remove the everyday

toxins we take in daily. Shaman Debra Kelly will be offering live

gong ceremonies and instructional videos such as teaching how to

make your own altar at home starting in the spring, and you can

spend a half day with her for a private Vibrational Medicine journey.

They also started infusing Homeostasis® CBD oils and salves

into a few of their massages called Homeostasis Massage which has

tremendous benefits such as easing anxiety and pain and boosting

heart health. For those with cancer, it may even provide a natural

alternative for symptom relief.

Regular treatments include the full sauna retreat and they ask

that you give yourself a 2 to 4 hour window of time to experience

and find stillness. “It is in this stillness that you find clarity, and that

clarity allows you to see new paths and put space around things

that appear to be ‘problems’ and allow you to see that they are just

challenges that help us grow,” says Kelly.

Energy Healing and Massage with Debra Kelly

Besides the many retreat offerings, classes and saunas, Thermae

Retreat has also become a gathering place for the community to celebrate

special occasions. Whether it is a birthday or bridal shower,

a group event or a bachelorette celebration, the Delray Beach day

retreat is a unique setting to celebrate the “Thermae way.” Guests

will be treated with fresh juices, delicious organic light bites, herbal

teas, saunas and holistic treatments all in a beautiful setting.

There are membership specials being offered for new members

during the month of January.

Thermae Retreat Delray Beach

215 NE 22nd Street

Delray Beach, FL 33444


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Delray One Realty

The Heart of

Real Estate Investing

By diane feen | photos by melissa korman

Albert Boyd and Robert Guntmacher are a great team. The

two real estate entrepreneurs are savvy about identifying

and creating real estate opportunities for investors.

Unlike many in the real estate industry this new boutique

real estate firm is quietly doing deals that are profitable,

yet not promoted in the traditional way.

Their clients are businesspeople and investors who realize

the potential for profit in the real estate market.

And, if anyone understands the inner workings of a good real

estate project, it’s Boyd. The Florida native has been in the Florida

real estate investment business for over 30 years. But his

purpose is also to guide those who stand beside him.

“One of my favorite roles in life is being a father to my three

children and a surrogate father to those in need. I realize that

guiding young people to find their inner strength (and build

their self-esteem) changes the trajectory of their lives. I’ve been

blessed to see the positive changes in their lives and to receive

their love. Making a difference matters.”

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Robert Guntmacher, Director of Sales

Julie Ann Giachetti with Robert Guntmacher

Their proven track record of gentrifying neighborhoods and

positively improving cash flow and return on investments is

paramount. But it’s not their only purpose.

“We like to meet with our clients and better understand their

goals and objectives. Then we analyze their situation and suggest

a viable direction for a more profitable path in real estate,”

said Boyd.

Delray One Realty clients become part of their network for future

deals and ongoing relationships. And you never know when

a golden opportunity will pop up – but Boyd and Sales Director

Guntmacher do.

They sure do. “Mr. Boyd has demonstrated to be a man of

personal and professional integrity and character with the capability

to deliver on his responsibilities and commitments to

others. He brings the asset and expertise along with industry

knowledge in all components during the real estate process,”

said Frank Pesce, CEO of Cannatelli Builders.

That’s because Delray One professionals know the business

from the ground up. “I have bought and sold land, office buildings

and distressed properties and added unique value to some

of these deals. The results have been spectacular,” said Boyd,


photos by Lenyce Boyd

Albert Boyd - Broker at Delray One Realty

Julie Ann Giachetti with Robert Guntmacher collaborating on a new project

who believes there is opportunity in adversity.

Boyd and Guntmacher have experience redeveloping projects

with an outcome that benefits everyone involved. “I feel there’s

an opportunity to improve property values, neighborhoods and

the quality of life for those who live there.”

This time honed knowledge is what Boyd and Guntmacher

bring to Delray One Realty. That’s why everyone who knows

them is adamant that they’re dealmakers and real estate savants

who know how to capitalize on deals that may seem ordinary –

but are not.

Lawyer Philip B. Harris has seen this expertise as well. “Al has

the ability to structure a deal – and look at property – when others

see no value in. He also finds a way to structure a deal that

makes money for his clients. I’ve seen him sell the same property

several times.”

The reason for this value-added proposition is pure genius on

Boyd’s part. He sees real estate in a unique way and is clairvoyant

about its ultimate destiny.

“Delray One is the perfect place to look for real estate projects

that suit specific client needs. Whether it’s a unique acquisition

strategy, creative value-add plan or niche development projects,

we will create a ‘Vision to Value’ plan for our investors.”

If you are in the market for property to fulfill a 1031 Exchange

look no further than Delray One Realty. They know what properties

will meet your requirements and who to call to make it


They do this by knowing what’s for sale and who would be

best benefited by buying it. “We go right to a seller to fulfill a

1031X need for clients. We don’t go to listings or wait for the

right deal to materialize. We know who to go to for the right opportunity

at the right time.”

Steven Michael of Hudson Holdings in Delray has seen this genius

up close. “I have known Al to be very professional and hard

working. He understands development and knows the business

side very well. I have bought and sold properties through him.

He knows his stuff.”

Legend has it that Boyd has a habit of pushing through when

most people give up. This military veteran (who has two sons

in the military) understands that it takes a “commitment to the

mission” to work through many of the challenges to creating

value in development deals or income properties.

Part of his business savvy in the real estate industry is Boyd’s

dedication to relationships. He honors them as if they were heirlooms

and keeps them close at hand. “I just want to do good

business and build long term relationships. I have investors that

have been with me for 30 years.”

Perhaps one reason both Boyd and Guntmacher are so effective

in communicating concepts is because they have seen the

world. Boyd grew up in a military family and moved around the

globe like a ping pong as a child. “I lived in Denmark, Germany,

Holland, California, Connecticut and Boston.”

Guntmacher also moved around for business and lived in Detroit,

Cleveland, Chicago, NYC and San Francisco.

Both men have a real passion for real estate - and the foresight

and understanding of the industry - from the dirt to the development

finish line.

They welcome the opportunity to help investors exceed their

expectations, and maybe change lives along the way.

“We also contribute to charitable causes such as Little Smiles,

the Marine’s Toys For Tots and others. It’s food for the soul and

supports our shared humanity.”


Delray One Realty

900 East Atlantic Avenue Suite 5

Delray Beach

561-332-3888 | january 2020 | 85

Cynthia M. Pyfrom P.A.

A Boutique Law Firm

Exclusively Practicing Family Law

By nicol jenkins | photos by melissa korman

Known as a dedicated and passionate attorney,

Cynthia M. Pyfrom, Esq. will fight for her clients when

it comes to matters of matrimonial and family law.

Clients are not just another number at this boutique law firm,

which focuses on providing individual attention to its clients.

When you call the firm, you will be scheduled to speak directly

to Cynthia, not an associate attorney.

“I am the face of the firm and I do all the work. I am reliable, and

I will answer questions in a timely fashion. You will not go through

three to four people to get to me,” said the local attorney.

Her law firm, Cynthia M. Pyfrom, P.A. was founded in 2014 on the

belief that everyone deserves honest and straightforward legal representation.

President and Owner, Cynthia Pyfrom, Esq., has a passion

for family law that is evidenced by her numerous years of experience

Cynthia M. Pyfrom, Esq. at the Delray Beach Courthouse

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as a paralegal and ultimate decision to attend law school in order to

make a personal impact in her community.

Cynthia M. Pyfrom, P.A. provides high quality legal representation

in Matrimonial and Family Law matters, including but not limited to

dissolution of marriage, child support, timesharing, equitable distribution

of property, modifications, enforcement, contempt, pre and

post nuptial agreements, paternity and alimony. Since these matters

can sometimes be a financial burden on the parties involved, Cynthia

M. Pyfrom, P.A. provides competitive rates along with reasonable

retainer fees.

Family law matters can evoke high emotions and stress on those

involved. Cynthia M. Pyfrom, P.A. understands the sensitive nature

of these family law matters and works hard to ensure her clients are

walked through the process with step-by-step legal advice and personal


The local attorney has a wealth of expertise in the legal field. She

started working as a law receptionist in 1997 and later became a paralegal

in the family law field in 2005.

“I fell in love with family law when I first started working in that field

in 2005. Ultimately, I decided to go to law school and become an attorney

myself. I worked full time at a family law office during the day and

attended law school at Nova Southeastern University in the Evening

Program four nights a week for three and a half years,” said Pyfrom.

Besides her experience in law, Pyfrom incorporates her undergraduate

studies in psychology into her practice.

“I was originally going to be a high school teacher and took psychology

classes during my undergraduate studies. When I fell into family

law in 2005, I really enjoyed it because it mixed law and psychology. I

genuinely enjoy being able to help my clients through one of the most

difficult experiences of their life,” said Pyfrom.

The attorney believes her practice is unique because of her extensive

legal background and her personal experiences in life, which

give her a distinctive empathetic perspective. Cynthia is the sole attorney

and she specializes in personalized attention to each of her

clients. She is always accessible to answer her client’s questions regarding

their case, and she deals with clients on a one-on-one basis.

Her rates are extremely reasonable, compared to other attorneys in


Cynthia M. Pyfrom, Esq.

the area, and Cynthia’s wealth of experience in the legal field.

She also gives back to the community. She is currently the President

of the South Palm Beach County Chapter of Florida Association

for Women Lawyers and is also a founding member of

The Susan Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court of the

Palm Beaches, currently serving as Membership Chair.

“What sets us apart from our competitors is that I understand

the ins and outs of practicing law without having a large law firm.

I provide individual attention to each of my clients. I am also divorced

and a child of divorce, so I understand what my clients are

going through. My goal is to help them get to the other side of this

experience as quickly as possible so they can move on with their

lives,” said Pyfrom.

Pyfrom thinks her firm has been so successful because of the

small boutique service.

“My ultimate goal of the firm is to provide a unique service to

the community that helps me stand out in a field that is inundated

with attorneys. I get to know each of my clients, as family law can

be the most intimate area of law. I believe what makes a good family

law attorney is their legal and life experience as well as their

background. The ability to be empathetic with a client in family

law, letting them know that you truly care, is vitally important.”

Her clients praise Cynthia and the law firm for helping them

through a difficult time in their life.

“Cynthia went above and beyond for me as an attorney. She

is reliable, trustworthy and very skilled on the family process. I

would definitely recommend her to any woman going through a

hard time regarding family law. She puts you at ease during your

case, always responding to your questions in a timely manner

and she is very honest,” stated a client.

“Very happy with Cynthia and her performance during my

case. Felt at ease during this stressful situation. Watching her at

work is amazing the way Cynthia is prepared and organized, like

clockwork she works very smooth in court. I would highly recommend

Cynthia as a very efficient and reliable lawyer that will see

your case go through and help you with a positive outcome. I’m

very grateful and thankful with Cynthia,” stated another client.

Call Cynthia for all your family law questions!


Cynthia M. Pyfrom P.A.

1500 Gateway Blvd., Suite 220

Boynton Beach FL 33426

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A Taste of Flavor

Atlantic Avenue Area

Happy Hour Guide

by Ralph Johnson

During their visit, James and Teressa elected to venture out

and explore the nearby Atlantic Avenue in search of gourmet

food and drink. What they found couldn’t have been

more of a surprise and delight, a tremendous selection of worldclass

cuisine establishments, all within walking distance. Teressa

came across the Atlantic Ave Magazine while wandering the strip

and began to review dining tips from the publication.

James’ mother, Betty, suggested they look for reciprocal timeshare

resorts in Delray. During the hunt, they discovered their favorite,

Berkshire by the Sea Resort, a beautiful place just across the

street from the beach and still in walking distance to the Atlantic

Avenue restaurants. Betty traded her own time share points in

2013 & 2014 for all three of them to stay there together.

After consulting with the Berkshire Resort Manager Marianne

Lund, the Woodwards purchased two consecutive weeks in late October

and arrived for their first ownership stay in 2015. It was a

very bittersweet trip for them because Betty Woodward, who was

entirely responsible for leading them to the moment, had passed

away just two months before in August after battling breast cancer.

Since their previous stay at the Marriott in 2009, James & Teressa

had befriended the hotel’s Chef Concierge, Patricia Ozborn and regularly

shared restaurant tips every year. While visiting with her in

2017, she found out that they were published cookbook and wine

guide authors and said, “You guys have been to more places and

know more about the restaurants and bars here than we do, why

don’t you write a comprehensive happy hour guide?” After contemplating

the enormous undertaking, they decided to take up the task.

During their two-week stay in October of 2018, the Woodwards

began the challenge of attending over 50 establishments and documenting

all of their operational information while purchasing and

Oklahomans James and Teressa Woodward

discovered Delray Beach in 2009 while

shopping for a “boot camp” location to celebrate

her 50th birthday. She located one on-line at the

Delray outlet, Vita Vie Retreat operating through

the Marriott on Ocean and Atlantic Avenue.

taking photographs of the happy hour food items. When finally completed

a year later in 2019, they also created a color version in an

electronic “flipbook” form available to view on a personal computer

monitor, tablet or even on a smart phone. The Berkshire board members

were so pleased with the efforts their owners had made, they

insisted upon printing hard copies for all of the resort’s rooms.

The Woodwards created the extensive guide all at their own expense

and did not reveal anything about the project to any of the

establishments during the process. They consider Delray a second

home “Foodies” dream vacation and will update the publication

during their future visits. When asked if someone were to complain

about anything with their Atlantic Avenue Area Happy Hour Guide,

James replies with a wink and says, “They can have their money

back.” To access “A Taste of Flavor” Atlantic Avenue Happy Hour

Guide, visit:


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Delray Art League

Artist Member Spotlight

BY Howard Sherman

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Roxanne Lewis

We asked Roxanne what was her favorite art form, she responded “I find the most compelling

art form to be oils on canvas because I believe the vibrant colors bring life to my painting.”

Roxanne became a member of the Delray Art League because of its long standing great reputation

in the community. The Delray Art League has been in existence for over 50 years and

Roxanne is happy and honored to be a part of it.

When you ask Roxanne why she loves Delray Beach her comment would be that she loves the

rich culture and the arts including the wonderful music scene, and of course the restaurants and

shops on Atlantic Avenue. Roxanne feels that “It is my pleasure to be a small part of this great

area and Delray Beach.

Kathryn Carlyle

When we asked Kathryn what do you find most compelling about your chosen art form, her

reply was “My chosen art form is that of a painter and a one-of-a-kind jewelry designer. I

believe that this all comes together in my materials, venues and the individuals they appeal to.”

Kathryn has pursued this interesting pair of media all of her life, her inspiration is realized from

interludes during her diverse travel experiences and her dream sleep.

Kathryn uses metal leaf in her pieces, whether it be 22 karat gold, silver or copper, “My 2D

abstract expressionism relates congruently to the precious metals that I use in my one of a kind

art jewelry.”

She has been an active member of the Delray Art League for the last 15 years, participating

in the downtown outdoor shows with her talented fellow colleagues. Her efforts have always

proved to be popular and profitable at the art league exhibits and for the donations generated

to the arts education scholarship fund from her sales.

Kathryn like most Delray residents will tell you that she loves Atlantic Avenue downtown as

it encompasses a full array of the best that Delray has to offer. Entertainment, dining, the arts,

festivals and shopping, from her experience are her favorites as she has lived in the immediate

downtown area of Delray Beach for a decade.



Moneta is one of the Delray Art Leagues most colorful artists which begins with the idea that

you will always be on a first name basis with her as she goes by one name and that is “Moneta”

What defines Moneta as an artist and what she finds most compelling in her work comes from

an experience that she had years ago as she came through New York City’s Kennedy Airport for

the very first time. As she was walking through the terminal into the open expanse there was

a large massive piece of colorful art hanging from the ceiling. She couldn’t help but notice the

large three dimensional Alexander Calder mobile and the feeling it created inside her from its

presence overhead.

Moneta has been a Delray Art League member for many years, loves downtown Delray and

all it has to offer and as an artist you will find she participates in outdoor art shows in Delray

regularly. She can easily be found as her work is well, large, and true to the form and experience

that guides her.

Live Music Tuesday Through Sunday


Delray’s Premier Seafood Restaurant

Rock ‘n’ Roll Night with Crush Tuesday • Renowned singer and pianist, Orson Whitfield Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Blues Night with Atlantic Blues Band Thursday • Sinatra Night featuring Marco Turo Sunday • Acoustic Guitar Sunday

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Delray Beach chamber of commerce

New Year, New You –

The Delray Beach Chamber

introduces its 2020 Board of Directors

BY Stephanie Immelman | Photo by Emiliano Brooks, Studio B2

Row 1 - L to R:

Kristen Noffsinger, Chair Elect, Kristen Rose aGency;

Noreen Payne, Chair, All About Florida Homes/Lang Realty

Bill Branning, Immediate Past Chair, BSA Construction

Row 2 – L to R:

David Beale, Law Offices of David A. Beale, P.A.

Jeff Dash, Dash Travel

Johnny Mackey, Shamrock Restoration

Scott Porten, Porten Companies

Cathy Balestriere, Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel and Luxury Villas

Amanda Perna, House of Perna

Robert Hickok, Hickok Law Firm

C. Ron Allen, Knights of Pythagoras Mentoring Network

Sarah Crane, How Foundation

David Schmidt, Simon & Schmidt Law Offices

Dr. Marcie Young, Young Dentistry

Meet the Delray Chamber’s Board of Directors for 2020.

You will see some familiar faces and some new ones too.

The Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce is fortunate

to have such a strong and very active Board of Directors. They

care deeply about this community and in addition to their full

time jobs, they dedicate an enormous amount of time to supporting

the Chamber’s Members, its Mission and its Staff.

2020 is going to be an exciting year at The Delray Beach

Chamber of Commerce” said Noreen Payne, Chairman of The

Board. “Along with our Executive Committee, I am thrilled to

partner with our new CEO Stephanie Immelman and fellow

Not pictured:

James Hansen, Kolter Hospitality

Suzanne Fisher, City of Delray Beach

Jerad Hanlon, Delray Medical Center

Ron Kaniuk, Kaniuk Law Office, P.A.

Kae Jonsons, Delray Beach Library

Matt Guidice, Craft Food Tours

Row 3 – L to R:

Steve Mackey, Mack Industrial, Inc.

Dan Paulus, Gfa International Inc.

Allison Turner, BCoSF Media

Jesse Flowers, Center State Bank

Keith O’Donnell, Avison Young Global

Mark Denkler, Vince Canning Shoes

Vivian DeMille, Casa Mannabliss

Jim Chard, Former City Commissioner

Dr. John Conde, Conde Center for Chiropractic Neurology


board members and business leaders who are generously donating

their time and expertise to help guide our Chamber into

the future.”

Many Board members volunteer their time to lead committees

focusing on Government Affairs, Economic Development,

Advocacy, Ambassadors, Leads Groups, Education, Membership,

Young Professionals, the Delray Affair, Roundtables, Programming

and Marketing. Legal and Finance committees also guide

the Chamber’s staff with respect to contracts and budgeting.

It’s a busy Chamber and we couldn’t accomplish all that we do

without this strong team of professionals leading the way.

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Reggie Dobard Sr.


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with young

people and

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them skills

that will

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by diane feen | Photo by Melissa korman

A Delray Treasure

Reggie Dobard Sr. is a beacon of

light in a constellation of stars made

up of those who walk beside him.

His history is legend and his work in the Delray Beach School

system and at Pompey Park are like a warm blanket that

wraps around Delray.

To an outsider the name Reggie Dobard may not ring a bell, but to

those who have grown up in Delray Beach it’s as melodious as a choir.

“Reggie is a modern-day hero. He’s a phenomenal person who has

always been there with open arms for me and the entire community

at large. He embraces everyone,” said his Godson Patrick Glover.

Glover has a point. Reggie has been an emotional and physical

safety net for everyone – young and old. He taught Physical Education,

drivers training and was a basketball coach at Atlantic High

School for over 37 years. After retiring from teaching he went back

to his home away from home – Pompey Park.

Pompey Park is where Dobard spent his youth playing sports

and where he learned to swim. It was called Teen Town Center

then, but to Dobard it was the center of his gravity.

He was also quite close to Mrs. Pompey, who played a pivotal

role in his life. Not only were they neighbors, but Mrs. Pompey was

the librarian at his school and Mr. Pompey was the civics teacher

and football coach.

“At Carver I would help out in the library by putting books back

on the shelf. My friends would tease me, but I was close to Mrs.

Pompey. She brought culture to the Park; I was in her plays and she

taught me to crochet.”

Reggie could handle the pokes and jokes about his library prowess.

That’s because he was 6-foot-5-inches tall and a star basketball

and football player at Carver High School. He was not only inducted

into the National Negro Basketball Hall of Fame but also named All-

American Basketball Player.

Reggie left Delray Beach to attend Bethune-Cookman University

in Daytona. But he never lost sight of Pompey Park. During summer

breaks he was the Pompey Park lifeguard and a Parks and Recreation


Reggie’s love affair with mentoring and coaching kids at Pompey

Park continued while he was teaching (after school) and after he

retired. In 2015 the City of Delray Parks and Recreation presented

him with a proclamation for his 50 years of service. In 2017 they

named the gymnasium basketball court at Pompey Park after him

for recognition and appreciation of his service.

And boy does he serve. It’s been 55 years now and Reggie’s influence

can be seen on every footprint and smile around Pompey

Park. To some he was the consummate coach, mentor, swim teacher

and disciplinarian – but he sealed in their respect with unconditional

love and support.

He has 10 biological children, but senior club leader La Tonia

doesn’t agree. “Reggie has more than 10 kids. Every kid that walks

in the front and back door belongs to him. He’s the history to this

building and the community. He’s known from Maine to Spain.”

That’s for sure. Reggie has been a surrogate father to generations

of children in Delray Beach. And after 55 years at Pompey

Park, he’s not ready to give up that moniker.

His title is still a supervisory one, and his duties include making

sure the field is cut, cured, marked and ready for games and processions,

but that’s not his unofficial title.

That would be Goodwill Ambassador and godfather to the entire

community. His door at Pompey Park is always open and young

children frequently pop in to say ‘hello’ or have a friendly chat.

“Reggie is a living legend. He has an amazing knowledge of Delray

and I can talk to him about anything. He listens and gives advice.

I’ve never met anyone like him. People come to him for advice

– his door is always open if you need to talk,” said Prentice Mobley,

Recreation Supervisor at Pompey Park.

Reggie was also a role model to Dondrea Swint. “When I was a

kid Reggie kept me out of trouble. I was hanging around the wrong

people and Reggie told me I was better than that. Now I run track

at college and am studying sports medicine.”

The accolades that tumble his way are like mist after a storm.

When people see him, they honk their horns out of respect and

love. But it doesn’t puff him up or inflate his ego.

That’s because Reggie seems to know that leading children in the

path of goodness is his calling. “I enjoy working with young people

and I try to give them skills that will make their lives better. I came

from a loving home where respect for adults was instilled in me.”

According to Glover, Reggie was always the saint amidst the potential

storms of life. “When we were young there was free tutoring

at Pompey Park on Saturday mornings. Reggie made sure the

center was open seven days a week. It was also a food distribution

center and he was always there to make sure it went smoothly.”

Reggie was Eddie Odom 111’s favorite teacher and Candi Odom

Gauff’s swim teacher. “When I dropped Candi off for swim lessons,

she held on tight to me, but when I picked her up, she was smiling,”

said mother, Yvonne Odom.

The head supervisor at Pompey Park, Rashod Smith, also sings

his praises and is in awe of the man who walks softly but has the

inner strength of a Sumo Wrestler.

“I can talk to Reggie about anything. He has an amazing knowledge

of Delray, listens and gives advice. I’ve never met anyone like

him, he’s truly a living legend. People come to him for advice - his

door is always open if you need to talk.”

Though he was not Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, we

honor him for his 55 years of service to Delray and its citizens -

young and old.

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Necklace Circe $58

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Jeans Eunina $98

Shoes Dolce Vita $68

Bracelet STyled by Amy $128

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Jeans Massimo $150

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earrings Tiffany $800

Top Rag & Bone $300

Jeans Stella McCarney $500

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Watch Cartier $4K

Bracelet Worth Ave $5K

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Cheers to a New Year and a New Home!

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necklace Sara Campbell $188

Bag Sara Campbell $98

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earrings Coral from Belize $200.

scarf Banana Republic $50

necklace Tiffany $600

Top Roth & Scone $150

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Start the new year recharged:


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Necklace Sara Campbell $148

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Shoes Naot $145


Sweater Nick & Zoey $125

Dress Calvin Klein $110

Belt Calvin Klein $28

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Necklace Gift from Shannon Priceless

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watch Apple $450

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Pants Macy’s $40

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Bag Coach $225

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dining | restaurant review

By diane feen



The owners - father and son team Steven Pellegrino, Sr. and

Steven Pellegrino, Jr. have perfected the art of glamour from

its humble roots. There are Oriental rugs, crystal chandeliers

and a wood interior that lays claim to an insulated elegance that

molds and melds itself for your pleasure.

Like everything in its category, the food and flair are inspired by

history, yet filled with the tempo and temptation of today.

That is exactly what founder and owner Steve Pellegrino Sr. had in

mind when he opened it in 2010. A lot has happened since then – but

luckily the family has kept its roots steeped in top quality food (USDA

prime beef and seafood) in the Pellegrino tradition of excellence.

“Everything we do here is of the highest quality. Enjoy our cuisine

that include time-tested family recipes, genuine Italian hospitality

and live entertainment at our Delray Prime Tuscany Steakhouse,”

said Pellegrino.

Aside from a scrumptious menu – they are serving the “country’s

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Great Food And

Old-World Luxury

prime steakhouse

Prime Steakhouse, located in the heart

of Delray Beach, is really in a world of its

own. The ambience is part supper club

and part elegant dining from another era.


only Monogrammed Tomahawk 36oz Ribeye Steak,” that Pellegrino

says is a truly memorable dining experience. It comes with Idaho

Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus and house made Onion Rings.

Other favorite starters include Grilled Octopus (with Baby Arugula,

White Beans and Potatoes), Shrimp Oreganato, Kobe beef

meatballs made of Prime Tuscan Meat with Roasted Red Peppers

and Shaved Pecorino Romano cheese.

Another popular appetizer is their Stuffed Mushrooms with

Sweet Italian Sausage, Broccoli Rabe and Sharp Provolone.

When it comes to entrees, Prime will seduce you with their premier

quality cuisine. All steaks are USDA Prime and include the finest

8 and 12oz Filets, Prime Porterhouse, New York Strip Steak, and

can include a Surf of your choice. You can add Broiled Maine Lobster

tail, Oscar style, or Shrimp Scampi. A large selection of sauces

are available as well.

Other entrees that live up to their reparation are Chilean Sea

Antipasto from baciami

Bass with baby clams, roasted tomatoes and asparagus and Grilled

Jumbo Scallops with creamy asparagus, risotto and Parmesan crisp.

Dinner is a wonderful time to celebrate love, life and the pursuit

of happiness. But don’t forget about Prime’s Happy Hour seven

days a week – that offers guests their choice of popular lite bites,

wines and cocktails for $7.77. From 4pm to 7pm you can indulge

in Tuscan Meatballs, Short Rib Sliders, Shrimp Oregano and more.

There are private rooms for special occasions that seal in the intimacy

and elegance that Prime is known for. Their outdoor garden is

the perfect backdrop for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, showers,

bar and bat mitzvahs and corporate events.

“Whether your special occasion is an intimate dinner party for

30 guests at your home, a private yacht party, or a corporate event

for 1000 guests, we can accommodate you. Prime can provide fullcatering

services in-house or onsite.”

Their nightclub – Il Bacio – has a garden, three bars and seating

that can accommodate up to 800 guests with a performance-ready

stage and room for a 10-piece band. They have a state-of-the-art

sound system, intelligent lighting and an on-premise technician.

Prime can provide an Event Coordinator, Live Bands, DJs, Dancers,

Fire Performers, Percussionists, Aerialists, Security, Serving

Staff, chairs, tents, centerpieces, decorations, ice sculptures,

themes, and a 144’’ HD projection screen (or 10’x10’ LED screen),

laser light show, confetti blasters and other party extravaganzas.

The Prime family just expanded to include a new Italian restaurant

in downtown Boynton Beach - Baciami. It’s glamorous with

old-world charm and warm Italian hospitality. But don’t let looks

deceive you – the food lives up to the Pellegrino pedigree.

Baciami, which in Italian means “kiss me” specializes in authentic

Italian dishes with famed family recipes. Steven Pellegrino, Sr.

and Steven Pellegrino, Jr. designed Baciami to transport guests to a

traditional Italian table for an authentic dining experience.

There is rich Italian history in the décor and the cuisine. To make

sure the pizzas live up to their namesake, they imported a wood

burning brick oven from Italy. And boy do they make pizzas! The list

is endless with savory ingredients that will transport you to Italy.

There is an Eggplant Parmesan pizza, Rabe and Sausage pizza,

a Prosciutto pizza with baby arugula drizzled with lemon, EVOO

and shaved Romano, a BBQ Chicken pizza with fire roasted chicken,

Bermuda onions and smoked mozzarella, Tenderloin pizza with

roasted red peppers, rabes and shaved Romano and more.

The homemade Lasagna is very popular with veal, beef short

rib, Italian sausage and creamy ricotta. Also popular is their Grilled

Branzino with roasted tomatoes, garlic and spinach, and Chicken

Baciami with roasted peppers, straw mushrooms, a touch of scampi

butter and penne pasta.

What is an Italian restaurant without an ample and enticing Antipasto?

Called Antipasto “La Tavola” it comes with soppressatta,

Parma prosciutto, salami, Reggiano chunks, roasted peppers, provolone,

buffalo mozzarella and tomato, imported olives and marinated


There are also pasta dishes to tantalize your sense. The Chef Special

Pasta comes with grilled shrimp, portobello mushrooms, tomatoes,

asparagus, cannellini beans and house made cavatelli pasta.

Their Fettuccine Bolognese with veal, pork, short rib and is simmered

in their homemade sauce.

They also have 3-course Sunset Dinners – from 4pm to 6pm

Sunday to Thursday, and Happy Hour from 4pm to 7pm every day.

Thursdays from 5pm to 9pm is All You Can Eat Stone Crab dinners.

Baciami will customize a catering menu for you and has an extensive

wine list with wines from small wineries across Italy. Baciami

has private rooms and dining options for 25 to 150 guests. You can

also rent the entire restaurant.

Their slogan says it best: “We have Spectacular Food, Service and


Slow Roasted Sea Bass from prime steakhouse


29 SE 2nd Ave

Delray Beach



1415 South Federal Hwy

Boynton Beach


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dining | RECIPE

Photo by melissa korman | By Arnold Dulcios, chef

Grilled Seasoned Pork Chops

with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

ingredients (serves 4)

4 Cloves Garlic Minced

Red Bliss Potatoes

2 Cups Fresh Spinach

2 Bone in Pork Chops

2 oz Fresh Chopped Cilantro

2 oz Diced Scallions

1 Slice Roasted Red Pepper Diced

Salt and Pepper

Olive Oil


Cut potatoes in half and boil them in salted water until tender. Sauté

two cloves of garlic in one tablespoon of olive oil. Mash potatoes

with sautéed garlic and salt and pepper to taste.

Take remaining garlic and sauté in two tablespoons of olive oil. Add

spinach and cook until wilted.

Rub pork chops with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Grill four minutes each side then place chops in 350-degree oven

until temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Top pork chops with cilantro, scallions, and red pepper.

Serve with mashed potatoes and spinach.


ellie’s 50’s diner

2410 n. federal hwy.

delray beach


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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 and we will get your details entered

for the following month. By the same token, if you see a listing that

is no longer there then please e-mail lisa@atlanticavemagazine.

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

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



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


Brighton Beach

Bagel & Bakery

14587 S. Military Trail, 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


Corner Porch

Restaurant & Bar

85 SE 6th Ave, DB


Cut 432

432 E Atlantic Ave, DB



52 N Swinton Ave, DB


Death or Glory

Restaurant & Bar

116 NE 6th Ave

DB, 561-808-8814

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. 917-656-3664

Grangers Grill

802 SE 5th Ave, DB


Harvest Seasonal Grill

and Wine Bar

1841 S. Federal Hwy, 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


Lucilles Bad to the Bone

BBQ, Delray Marketplace

9173 West Atlantic Ave, DB


MIA Kitchen & Bar

7901 West Atlantic Ave,

DB. 561-499-2200



777 E.Atlantic Ave

DB, 561-702-7373


1300 Linton Blvd, DB


Park Tavern

32 SE 2nd St, DB


Prime Restaurant

And Bar

29 SE 2nd Ave DB


Rose’s Daughter

American Trattoria

169 NE 2nd Ave

DB 561-271-9423


32 SE 2nd St, DB



Seacrest Grille

(Marriott Hotel)

10 N Ocean Blvd, DB


Sundy House –

Historic Restaurant

106 S Swinton Ave, DB


Surf Shack

916 SE 5th Ave

(Federal Hwy.) 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




Buddha Sky Bar

217 E. Atlantic Ave

DB, 561-450-7557

China Gardens

14402 S. Military Trail,

DB, 561-498-5226

Lemongrass Bistro

420 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Ming’s Garden Chinese

271 NE 2nd Ave, DB


Shiitake Asian Bistro

4900 Linton Blvd, #14

DB 561-865-5538

Yama Japanese


200 NE 2nd Ave, DB


Ziree Thai & Sushi

401 W Atlantic Ave, DB




Apeiro Kitchen & Bar

14917 Lyons Rd.

Delray Marketplace


Bistro 241

241 NE 2nd Ave, DB


Blue Anchor

804 E Atlantic Ave, DB


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Boheme Bistro

1118 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


Tapas 35

Mediterranean Tapas Bar

4 E. Atlantic Ave DB


Taverna Opa

270 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Taverna Trela

Greek, Seafood, Sushi

4801 Linton Blvd,

Suite 5B-8B, DB



Ben & Jerry’s

1155 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Coffee District

325 NE 2nd Ave, DB


Couture Cakes

142 SE 6th Ave, DB


Cream Frozen Yogurt,

Gelato & Gourmet Coffees

1163 E Atlantic Ave, DB.


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


Puro’s Cigar

777 E Atlantic Ave, DB



205 E Atlantic Ave, DB



502 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Health Food

Ciao Sidewalk Café

1208 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Fit Food Express

302 NE 4th St, DB


Green Fields Organic


4900 Linton Blvd.

DB, 561 501-4169

Nutrition Cottage

1815 S Federal Highway,

DB, 561-734-4626


Inside Purlife Fitness


45 NE 2nd Ave, DB


The New Vegan

528 NE 2nd St. DB



4 Brothers Italian

Restaurant & Pizzeria

7323 W Atlantic Ave, DB


Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

115 NE 6th Ave, DB


Bambini’s Garden Pizzeria

14466 Military Trail, DB


Bella Amici Pizzeria

Delray Marketplace

Atlantic & Lyons


Caffe Luna Rosa

34 S Ocean Blvd, DB


Carrabba’s Italian Grill

335 E Linton Blvd, DB


Cena Cucina Italiana

9 SE 7th Ave, DB


D’Angelo Pizza Tapas

16950 Jog Road, DB.


Il Bacio Restaurant

& Lounge

29 SE 2nd Ave, DB,


IL Contadino


165 NE 2nd Ave,

Pineapple Grove, DB


Il Girasole

1911 S Federal Hwy, DB,


Mellow Mushroom

25 SE 6th Ave, DB


Pizza Rustica

1155 E Atlantic Ave, DB



145 NE 4th Ave, DB


Sardinia Ristorante,

3035 S. Federal Hwy, 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


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


Cabo Flats

Cantina & Tequila Bar

Delray Marketplace

Atlantic Ave & Lyons Rd.

DB 561-499-0378

El Camino

15 NE 2nd Ave, DB.


Hacienda Mexican

Restaurant & Bar, 14820 S

Military Trail, DB.


Rocco’s Tacos &

Tequila Bar

110 E. Atlantic Ave, DB


Senor Burrito

142 SE 6th Ave #E, DB



3rd & 3rd

301 NE 3rd Ave, DB,


Blue Anchor British Pub &


804 E. Atlantic Ave, DB.


Bull Bar Inc

2 E Atlantic Ave, DB



16 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Hurricane Bar & Lounge

640 E Atlantic Ave, DB


O’Connors Irish Pub

210 NE 2nd Ave, DB


Delray Hideaway

1045 E Atlantic Ave, Db



40 S Ocean Blvd, DB


Wine House Social

104 NE 2nd Ave

The Hyatt Place



The London Lounge

2725 N Federal Hwy

DB, 561-808-7138

Tim Finnegans Irish Pub

2885 S. Federal Hwy, DB

561- 330-3153


50 Ocean

50 S Ocean Blvd, Delray

Beach, FL 33483

(561) 278-3364

City Oyster

213 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Dee Dee’s Conch & Rib

540 W Atlantic Ave, DB


J & J Seafood Bar & Grill

634 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Mussel Beach

501 E Atlantic Ave DB


Racks Fish House

5 SE 2nd Ave, DB,


The Fisherman’s Grill

5199 W. Atlantic Ave, DB



Bagel’s With Deli

1732 S Federal Hwy, DB


Big Al’s Steaks

450 E Atlantic Ave, DB


Brighton Beach Bagel &


14587 S. Military trail

DB, 561-270-3771


450 W Atlantic Ave, DB


Christina’s Restaurant

263 NE 2nd Ave, DB


Conte’s Italian Deli &

Gourmet Market

311 NE 2nd Ave, DB,


Cornell Café Morikami


4000 Morikami Park

Rd, DB


Domino’s Pizza

142 SE 6th Ave, DB


Dunkin Donuts

37 W Atlantic Ave, DB

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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

Marianne Gourmet

Shop, 803 George Bush

Blvd, DB, 561-278-3349

Nemo’s Fish & Chicken

943 W Atlantic 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 561-447-0024

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

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 561-395-6033

Kee Grill

17940 N.Military Trail.

Boca 561-995-5044

Lucilles Bad to the

Bone BBQ

3011 Yamato Road

Boca 561-997-9557

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


Polo’s Restaurant

5030 Champion Blvd.,

Boca; 561-997-2920

Rack’s Downtown Eatery

402 Plaza Real.

Boca 561-395-1662

Rebel House

297 E Palmetto Park Road.

Boca 561-353-5888

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House

225 N.E.Mizner Blvd.,

Boca, 561-392-6746

Seasons 52

2300 N.W.Executive Ctr,

Boca, 561-998-9952

La Tre

249 E.Palmetto Park Rd.


Lemongrass Asian Bistro

101 Plaza Real South.

Boca 561-544-8181

Casa D’Angelo

171 E Palmetto Park Rd.

Boca. 561-996-1234

Cote France Café

100K Plaza Real South,

Boca. 561-955-6021

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, Boca




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.



3011 Yamato Road.

Boca 561-999-1263

Kapow Noodle Bar

431 Plaza Real.

Boca 561-347-7311

P.F Chang’s

1400 Glades Rd. Boca


Pei Wei Asian Diner

7152-B Beracasa Way,


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


Sushi Yama

7055-33 W Palmetto Park

Road. Boca 561- 362-6416

Tempura House

The Reserve-9858 Clint

Moore Road. Building


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.


Brio Tuscan Grille

5050 Town Center Circle.

Boca 561-392-0344

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.


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,

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5751 N.Fed. Highway.

Boca. 561-988-0668

La Luna Italian Bistro

The Polo Shoppes-5030

Champion Blvd. Boca


La Villeta

4351 N. Fed. Highway



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


Ristorante Sapori

Royal Palm Place-301 Via

De Palmas, Boca


Tanzy Restaurant

Mizner Park

301 Plaza Real

Boca 561-922-6699

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 561-347-6600

La Rosa Nautica

515 NE 20th St. Boca,


Rocco’s Tacos

5250 Town Center Circle.

Boca 561-416-2131


Bonefish Grill

21065 Powerline Road.

Boca 561-483-4949

City Fish Market

7940 Glades Road.

Boca 561-487-1600


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 561-347-1400


6020 N Federal Hwy.

8177 Glades Road Boca


Oasis Cafe

Renaissance Hotel Boca

2000 NW 19st, Boca


Saquella Caffe

82 Royal Palm Place-410

Via De Palmas, Boca.



3013 Yamato Road.

Boca 561-997-9911

Toojay’s Gourmet Deli

Polo Shoppes-5030

Champion Blvd.


Rustic Cellar

Royal Palm Place-

409 S.E.Mizner Blvd.



Tequila Cowboy

City Place

550 S. Rosemary Ave.

WPB 561-249-2749


Meals On The Move, Inc.

561-488-9665 www.


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misc | ask the petxpert

BY Bill Piechocki and Dr. Diane Sudduth, DVM

Are New Year Resolutions

Good For My Pet Too?

It’s another New Year and as we all reflect on our own resolutions,

the top priority is to get healthier. This goal is not only for us but

also should include our pets. In reviewing the trends, influences

and improvements that have advanced over the past year, several beliefs

are becoming more evident in order to accomplish this.

The interest in more natural approaches such as health through

nutrition, herbs, botanicals, homeopathy and other non-invasive and

non-synthetic pharmaceutical approaches have been gaining speed.

The variety of new products, foods, supplements and services has

grown exponentially to fuel this interest. While this expansion in the

market increases awareness, it can create stress as to the best approach

to follow. In addition, much of the information is provided

by non-qualified professionals, so conflicts and confusion can occur.

The medical and veterinary industry are schooled in the allopathic

philosophy, meaning that only FDA approved pharmaceutical drugs,

therapies and surgery are the acceptable means of treating disease

symptoms. Some of these methods can be risky, have added side effects

and are designed primarily for symptom management, not curing

or prevention.

A more naturopathic approach is to start with nutrition that is

specific to the individual. This is the fuel to maintain cellular health.

Species appropriate foods are what animals would eat naturally in

the wild and it is based on the physiology of that species.

Our dogs and cats are carnivores, prey animals of which by nature’s

design, can efficiently metabolize animal-based nutrients.

Meat diets for them are often disparaged as “all protein” foods but

the truth is all living beings need diversity through the natural blend

of proteins, fats, carbohydrates and water that they are designed

to use. In the wild, they would achieve this by consuming most of

a prey’s carcass. They instinctively know that a carcass provides all

different cuts of meats including bones and organs which are packed

with the bioavailable vitamins, minerals, fats, hydration and other

nutrients that they need.

In addition, we look at herbs and botanical material as another

component. In nature, most carnivores do not eat vegetables, fruits,

or grains as they are very difficult for them to digest. Meanwhile our

domestic pets will eat and even crave some of these foods. Puzzled?

Cravings are usually a symptom of an imbalance of nutrients.

This imbalance created from the ingestion of inappropriate foods

can cause the body to treat this digestion in an unnatural way creating

challenges such as diabetes, pancreatitis, allergies, gastric issues

and more. In nature, herbs and botanicals are present in the water

they drink from streams, lakes, ponds and puddles.

So, our answer is yes, resolutions should also apply to your pets.

The 2020 resolutions for pets and humans alike are to provide the

best foods and products available. Provide your pet with the most

natural choices that you would give yourself! This will help in preventing

the onset of disease and can also rebalance a dysfunctional

health system.

Bill Piechocki, nutritionist and Dr. Diane Sudduth, DVM are partners in Fiesta

Pet Deli in Pompano Beach, FL, and co-hosts of the radio

show. Our 40 years in the animal field has provided us unparalleled vision and

information which we pass to our clients daily. Visit us at www.PetHealthCafe.

com or 800-940-7387. Call us for a free consultation or stop by Fiesta Pet

Deli, 954-971-2500, we would be more than happy to help.



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leisure | brain teasers




Fill in the grid so that every ROW, column and

3x3 BOx contains the numbers 1 tHROugh 9.

ANSWER to this PUZZLE will be printed next month.


1 Federal


Commission (abbr.)

4 Atl. Coast Conference


7 Bird’s cry

10 Lower intestine

11 No (Scot.)

12 Cubitus

14 Chin. dynasty

15 Nipa (2 words)

17 bYgone days

18 Sound loudly

19 For your information


20 Flock of quail

22 Aid to Dependent

Children (abbr.)

24 Rust

27 Notes in Guido’s Scale

31 Quickly (Lat.)

32 Siamese twin

34 Discharge

35 Roselike plant

37 Cripple

39 Adjectiveforming (suf.)

41 Containing nitrogen


42 All points bulletin


45 Stop: naut.

47 Time (ltal.)

50 Tegular

52 Cruising

53 Praise

54 John, gAelic

55 Outer portion of Earth

56 Recompense

57 Low pasture

58 Air-to-air missile (Abbr.)








1 Wilt

2 Monk

3 Insult

4 Assay

5 Away (pref.)

6 Wild rubber

7 Receptacle

8 Viking

9 Exclusively

10 Thus (Lat.)

13 Male friend (Fr.)

16 Foot (suf.)

18 Brit. Virgin Islands


21 Ancient people of


23 Shoe gripper

24 Edible root

25 14 (Rom. numeral)

26 Purpose

28 Food of the gods

29 Wire measure

30 Follower (suf.)

33 Chin. plant

36 Hall (Ger.)

38 Pose

40 58 (Rom. numeral)

42 Atlantic (abbr.)

43 Fr. singer

44 Sorrowful

46 Niger-Congo language

48 Bevel out

49 Mulberry of India

51 Gelderland city

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