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from the editor By Jeff Perlman, Editor


It’s December, where did the year go?

lancing through back issues of Atlantic Ave Magazine we see that 2015 has been an interesting year. One could say that Delray Beach is the city that never sleeps. In this issue, we take a look back and a look ahead with highlights (and some lowlights) from 2015 with a look ahead to the New Year. We also offer our usual array of entertaining features and advice columns to make the most of living in America’s Most Fun and I would argue most vibrant and interesting small city. We also make a pitch to shop local this holiday season for gifts and services for friends, loved ones and co-workers. The holidays in Delray Beach are always special, with our own uniquely Delray Beach and uniquely Florida traditions. From pictures with Santa inside our 100 foot tree to the carousel at Old School Square and holiday music downtown, there is no better place to be for the holidays than our own downtown Delray Beach. This will be my 29th holiday season in Delray and I take pride in telling recent residents it wasn’t always this much fun. Back in the 80s, we would visit the National Enquirer tree in Lantana and travel to Miami or Fort Lauderdale for holiday festivities. These days, we have it all here at our fingertips. We should be thankful to all those who make our season special; from the DBMC and the DDA to the CRA and Old School Square and of course those who volunteer to build the tree and staff the events. Starting in the late 90s, I resolved to do the bulk of my holiday shopping locally. In those days, it was somewhat challenging but doable. These days, there is a wealth of options and it feels good to support the local businesses and see our dollars stay right here. During this holiday season, we also urge you to help those less fortunate. We have great wealth in our community but also great needs. There are a number of local efforts under way from food and toy drives to animal rescue initiatives. We ask that you kindly consider supporting these worthwhile efforts. When my kids were small and as they grew older too, we’d deliver turkeys on behalf of Kiwanis and later the Office Depot Foundation. It became a nice family tradition and a teachable moment as a father. On behalf of the staff of Atlantic Ave Magazine, we wish you a safe, happy and joyous holiday season. See you in 2016! Jeff Perlman, Editor

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Trunk Shows At Vixity Jewelry

December 4, 2 to 8pm - An extensive “sneak peek” of distinctive, sleek and effortless jewelry by Freida Rothman. December 11, 2 to 8pm - A cutting edge collection of jewelry inspired by nature by Roke Designes. January 8, 12 to 7pm and January 9, 12 to 8pm - Inspired designs from around the world by Brother Wolf. You will meet Lauren and Jonathan and their handmade Spiritual Virtue collection with history and meaning. All trunk show guests will be treated to drinks and appetizers while shopping for fabulous collections of jewelry. Vixity, Jewelry With An Edge is located at 812 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach. 561-270-3544,

will be wine and appetizers. The public is welcome. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Place of Hope. Beachcomber Art is located at 900 East Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach Suite 13, (561) 315-5717.

Spodak Dental Group And Giancarlo Stanton Partnership Provided All Star Smiles For Children In Need

Spodak Dental Group and Marlins AllStar fielder Giancarlo Stanton provided free dental care to nearly 100 children this past Friday, October 30. The children are students of Marlins Ayudan Partner School Lenora B. Smith Elementary School in Liberty City, Fla.

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When patients walked into her office they were greeted by spider webs, hanging chains, blood dripping on the cabinets, spiders and even a scary looking doctor from a haunted castle all over the waiting and examining rooms!

Shop For A Good Cause At Beachcomber Art

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Beachcomber Art is hosting a Shop For A Cause holiday event benefiting Place Of Hope Rinker Campus for foster kids on December 17th, Thursday, 5-9 Jeannie Blake will be a featured singer, there

The partnership of Spodak Dental Group and Stanton began when Stanton was treated at the dental office after suffering dental damage during a baseball game in September of 2014. He fell continued page 10

Celebrate the season in the best of taste.

Spice up the holidays at the Atlantic Grille. Christmas Day: Join us for our signature Christmas dinner and special holiday-themed menu. New Year’s Eve: Enjoy a special menu, live entertainment, and a champagne toast at midnight.

Savor the holiday season with the flavor and flair of The Atlantic Grille. Delray’s premier dining destination is the ultimate holiday dinner reservation. Come for festive feasts and sparkling celebrations that will make your holidays memorable.

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vision and opportunity has allowed us to take our goal of ‘making the world a better place through the power of compassion’ to an entirely new level. Together, we are going to change the lives of as many children as we can, and we can’t wait.”

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in love with the culture and team of the practice and decided to join forces with Dr. Craig Spodak to combat child tooth decay. Stanton believes that every child deserves to smile and wanted to help make that happen. Spodak Dental Group provided $60,000 in free dental care and the doctors and team members were able to ensure all children left with a healthy and clean smile. In addition to receiving free dental care, the children enjoyed safety presentations from the Delray Beach Fire Rescue and Police Departments, arts and crafts, games and more. “We had such an amazing day of charitable giving to children in desperate dental need,” said Dr. Craig Spodak, owner of Spodak Dental Group. “Giancarlo Stanton’s

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Mia doing her magic on a very happy Jessica.

Everyone attending the Open House were treated to facial treatments and refreshments. Visit Mia Spa’s new location beginning December 15th at Toast Tanning Spa & Boutique, 495 NE 4th St, #5, Delray Beach, 561-951-0814 or 561-951-8588,

Raising Money For A Good Cause

G Girl Productions hosted their Second Annual Fur-Baby Homecoming Dance Friday, November 13, 2015 in Delray Beach, Florida to raise funds and awareness for Florida Yorkie Rescue. Humans and their furbabies enjoyed a night of dinner, dancing, and photos that led up to the crow-

ing of the Homecoming court. Sir Charles Barkley (wearing Designs by Diane, accompanied by mom Neely Waring of Coral Springs) was crowned King. Nava (wearing DRC Canine Couture, accompanied by mom Debbie Feinstein of Delray Beach) was crowned Queen. The contest for Homecoming Court was emceed by Laura Souza and Gianna of G Girl Productions. The event was sponsored by Woof Gang Bakery in Boyton Beach.

Supreme Lending Hosted an Educational Event at the Blue Art Gallery

On November 12th, Supreme Lending hosted an educational event at the Blue Art Gallery on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. The purpose of this event was to discuss the new disclosure laws, TRID (TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure) set forth by the continued page 12

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government that went into effect October 3rd, 2015. While TRID is truly designed to make sure the customer is fully aware of the cost and monthly obligation associated with purchasing a home, the new disclosure requirements has the potential to have a large impact to consumer when in contract to purchase a home. If the lenders and realtors are not aware of the new disclosure requirements and the timeframes that need to be adhered too, it puts the buyers deposit money at risk. So today more than ever, the education for real estate professionals and mortgage loan officers is paramount. As a local lender here on Atlantic Avenue, we want to thank the Blue Art Gallery and other local Sponsors, for participating and supporting the event.

Puro’s Cigar Celebrates 6th Aniversary

Congratulation to Eduardo and Lisbeth Garcia, owners of Puro’s Cigar on their 6th Anniversary. The rain did not stop anyone

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from having a good time under the tent, at the BBQ held in front of the business. Plenty of food, music, conversation and of course cigar smoking. Puro’s Cigar is located at 777 E. Atlantic Ave, Store C3, Downtown Delray Beach, Fl. 564-278-6118.

Delray Beach Initiative’s “Hollywood Horror” Halloween Event Benefits Milagro Center’s Arts & Education Programs

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The Delray Beach Initiative held a festive and fun Halloween fundraising event on Friday, October 30th at the Delray Beach Elks Lodge 1770 to benefit the nonprofit arts and education-based Milagro Center. The “Hollywood Horror”-themed party was attended by greater than 120 supporters and friends all dressed in Halloween attire. Highlights of the evening included a live auction of sports and vacation packages, entertainment-based raffle prizes, best costume and

pumpkin carving contests, and delicious food provided by many of Delray Beach’s best restaurants all set against a spectacular horror décor created by Twin-Star Home Furnishings employees, and great dance music provided by Bassline Entertainment.

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The nonprofit cultural arts and education-based Milagro Center is thrilled to announce the opening of its third exhibit of the 2015-2016 season at THE BLUEPRINT GALLERY at Milagro Center. The SEE. FEEL. BE. Opening Reception on Friday, December 4th from 6:30-8:30PM runs harmoniously with Art Basel giving Palm Beach County residents the convenient opportunity to immerse themselves into the artistry taking over South Florida that week. The exhibit beginning December 4th running through February 5, 2016, will continued page 14 | December 2015 13

locals only ║ in the news showcase awe-inspiring abstracts of local, emerging and professional artists. The evening will also feature handmade crafters Whimsy McGee, Baaba’s Jules and Normalitiez Uprising who will have their artisanal designs available for sale. Lite bites, beer and wine will be served. This visual and performing arts event is an opportunity for Milagro Center’s supporters, friends and art enthusiasts to take part in the joy and creativity the Center provides daily to the 80 children and teens it serves in its afterschool and summer camp programs. Please RSVP to Cultural Arts Director, Nicole Escalera at nescalera@milagrocenter. org. There is no cost to attend.

Celebration at Ellie’s 50’s Diner

Proprietors, Ellie & Bob Smela

Ellie’s 50’s Diner held a private party at their premises to celebrate their ‘25th Anniversary’! Over 200 people including friends and customers came to wish Ellie and Bob a Happy Anniversary, whilst continued page 16

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enjoying great food, music and plenty of dancing to the sounds of Rock & Roll to Remember. Atlantic Ave Magazine sends their Congratulations and Best Wishes and looks forward to the next 25 years. Located at 2410 North Federal Hwy., Delray Beach, Fl. 561-276-1570, Catering, 561-276-7716, Visit,

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Community Caring Center’s ‘Diamonds Are Forever’, Black & White Gala at Benvenuto Restaurant in Boynton Beach on Nov. 12th.


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Christmas Season at St. Paul’s

A variety of events and observances mark the holiday season at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Delray Beach.


cember 24th at 5:00 p.m. there will be a family Christmas service featuring a Christmas Pageant/Musical offered by the children, youth and adults of the parish. Children act out the traditional Christmas story of the birth of Jesus in the stable at Bethlehem. All Children are welcome to join in the pageant. At 7:30 PM and 11:00 PM on Christmas Eve there will be celebrations of the Holy Eucharist featuring music by the St. Paul’s Choir under Dr. Keith PaulsonThorp, again accompanied by instrumental ensemble. Services will include traditional carols. Christmas Day, Friday, December 25th at 11:00 a.m. there will be a Holy Eucharist and sermon. Traditional carols will be sung. For more information please contact the office at 561-276-4541. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 South Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444, www.

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Dec. 17, 5-7pm Drawing for 3 Free Nights Certificate for 2 Must RSVP to attend event. For more information please contact the office at 561-498-8439, 504 E. Atlantic Ave. Downtown Delray Beach.

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St Paul’s Episcopal Church presents The Festival of Lessons and Carols on Sunday December 20, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Favorite Christmas carols and anthems of the season are presented by the St. Paul’s choir and instrumental ensemble. This year’s service, A Victorian Christmas, will feature a broad array of music from the time of Queen Victoria. There is no admission charge for this event; a free-will offering will be accepted. On Christmas Eve, Thursday, De-

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and Funding as part of the 2015 Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA) Awards Program. The awards showcase and celebrate the most innovative and effective redevelopment programs in the state. Projects are evaluated mainly on innovation, positive community impact, and larger applicability to other Florida projects. The Fairfield Inn & Suites’ successes include high support from the Delray Beach community, a 48% local employment rate for permanent job positions, and the development of an adjacent public parking lot and pocket park, completing the redevelopment of nearly the entire block and maximizing the impact of both projects. The Fairfield Inn & Suites hotel is the first major private development project to be completed in the West Atlantic area of the CRA District in a decade. To learn more about other CRA projects and initiatives, visit the CRA website at or call the CRA office at (561) 276-8640. For more information on the Florida Redevelopment Association, visit

Pray For Delray

The Avenue Church of Delray Beach will be hosting the 2016 Delray Beach Prayer Breakfast. This year’s themed prayer breakfast, “Pray for Delray”, will be held on January 8th at the Old School Square Vin-

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tage Gymnasium. Speakers this year come together to represent all areas within our community and include some of Delray’s most prestigious men and women from Delray Beach - with Keynote Speaker Kiwana Alexander Prophete, Principal Carver Middle School. Additional speakers will offer prayer in the areas of: Residents, Families, Diversity, Education, Business, Politics, Law Enforcement, City Staff, Recovery, Churches, First Responders, Media, Non-Profits Entertainment this year includes Daniel & Laura Williams and leadership team of Redemption Church. For Tickets or Sponsorship Opportunities visit: https://theacdelray.ccbchurch. com/form_response.php?id=28 Proceeds to Benefit “City House of Delray”

Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas Promotes Adam Artille

Cathy Balestriere, general manager of Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas, recently announced that the popular, Key West-style get-away has promoted Adam Artille to Front Office Manager, where he will oversee staff training and motivation and provide excellent guest service at all points of interaction. A resident of Delray Beach, Artille has been employed at Crane’s since March 2012,

most recently as Front Office Supervisor. “Not only does Adam have the knowhow of an experience Crane’s insider, but he also brings keen industry insight from earning his Bachelors of Business Administration degree from FAU, where he majored in hospitality management,” says Balestriere. “Most importantly, he is absolutely committed to surpassing the expectations of every one of our guests and visitors as he makes each one feel very special.” continued page 20

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“Adam is a team player who remains professional at all times. He was a key player during our recent renovation, making helpful and creative recommendations for improvements to our room décor,” she adds. “He leads by example as he encourages his support team to be the best they can be. Together, we are determined to maintain a positive, stress free workplace for everyone.” Before joining Crane’s Beach House, Artille worked for both California Pizza Kitchen and Abercrombie & Fitch in Boca Raton, and Tropical Smoothie Café in

Seminole, FL. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Northside Christian School in St. Petersburg.

Caffe Luna Rosa is Named Delray Beach’s ‘Best Restaurant’ Two Years in a Row

Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Honors Popular Beachside Eatery for Outstanding Contributions to Community The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of

Commerce recently named Caffé Luna Rosa, the popular beachside eatery, Delray Beach’s Best Restaurant for the second year in a row. The prestigious honor was presented last month at the Chamber’s annual Luminary Gala Awards. “We’re truly honored to be named restaurant of the year once again,” said Caffe Luna Rosa founder/partner Fran Marincola. “This award recognizes our commitment to the community and is a tribute to our entire team of employees, whose dedication to providing outstanding food and quality service made this repeated recognition possible.”

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Now that Delray Beach is a rising star in the art, culture and social scene, it might seem a little difficult to find affordable activities, shops or restaurants. I am here to prove you wrong. Delray Beach offers a mix of high-end boutiques with laid-back restaurants, and events for the whole family or nightclubs for night owls. Here is what you can do in Delray Beach in December for $50 or less.

t’s the best time of the year and it’s finally here! December is Universal Human Rights Month and we all have the universal right to enjoy the holidays, which happen to be extra special in Delray. The highlight of the festivities is the 100 ft. Christmas Tree, which volunteers and city members have been erecting for the past several weeks. The tree lighting ceremony, scheduled for December 3, is the telltale sign that the holidays have begun so gather the family and friends because you don’t want to miss it. Throngs of people gather downtown to watch local performances, welcome Santa as he arrives via helicopter, enjoy kiddie train rides, ice skating and carousel rides, and the first illumination of the 15,000 LED lights of the holiday season. There’s always a line to get inside the tree to see the holiday scenery, but it is well worth it and a definite treat for the family! Santa will hang out after the tree lighting for photos so it’s a perfect way to kick start your holiday happiness and let him know exactly what you’d like for Christmas. The tree will be available for your viewing pleasure until January 1 so you have plenty of time to revisit and get your fix. The tree is located at Old School Square Park, 51 N. Swinton Ave (you can’t miss it) and festivities begin at 5 p.m. Visit or call (561) 278-0424 for more information.


ix in some friends, add a dash of spirits and a touch of cheer, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for holiday success. Recipe Greetings for the Holidays Week is December 7 through 11

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so get in the festive mood because we’ve got some parties to attend. The 44th Annual Holiday Boat Parade is December 11 and is such a fun way to get in the mood for the holidays because all of the boats are decorated with lights, many are blasting holiday music, and you might even be lucky enough to see a Santa (or ten). The boats leave the Lantana Bridge around 7 p.m. and continue to the C-15 canal in Delray, so make sure you find a good seat somewhere between the

two so you can catch all the action. If you’re in the mood for more, plan to attend the Delray Beach Holiday Parade the following night. Starting at 6 p.m., the parade begins east of the Intracoastal and continues west to the Fire Department. There’s more than 70 entries in the parade and you are guaranteed to see Santa riding on a fire truck so you should definitely get your holiday fix. So gather the friends and break out the egg nog because you’ve got some holiday cheerin’ to do. Visit and www. for more information.


e all know that we get a ton of gifts that we don’t want or even need, so let’s change that. December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month and this is the perfect time to learn more about our beach. The Sandoway House Nature Center is hosting a Decoding Beach Curiosities event December 19 and you’re welcome to enjoy a beach adventure as you hunt and decode the mystery of the various critters that wash up on the shore. You will examine clams, snails, corals, plants and other creepy crawlies that find their way on the beach, and learn more about their similarities and differences. Tips will be given for better identification of treasures so you will become a beach animal whiz in no time. The event is $8 per person and begins at 9 a.m. so bring your bathing suit and hang out at the beach after, or head to the Nature Center because admission is included in the fee. This is the best gift for anyone and everyone because it’s the gift that keeps on giving, and it’s also a fun way to keep safe at the beach. The Sandoway House Nature Center is located at 142 S. Ocean Blvd. Visit or call (561) 274-SAND for more information.


an you believe it? Because I can’t. We are days away from the end of the year and it seems like the time travels faster and faster every year. It’s About Time Week is December 25-31 and if you’re interested in redecorating your living space, work space or mind space for the New Year, it’s the perfect time to head to the Ninth Annual Downtown Delray Beach New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival. Grab a little sunshine, your sun hat, and peruse the endless vendors as you enjoy looking for everything you didn’t know you needed. This Festival is held along Fourth Avenue and is open for your enjoyment from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, December 26 and 27, and there is no entrance fee, which is great. You can always tell when it’s season in Delray because there are art festivals almost every weekend, and I’m not angry about it. It’s always a better purchase when you know you’re buying something that someone made with their own two hands, and you can treat yourself to something special that you might not have gotten as a holiday present. Whatever your reason, it’s about time you hit the Festival streets! Visit or call (561) 746-6615 for more information.


t’s the last day of the year and time for the biggest party of the year! Regardless if you’re ready for 2016 or not, it’s going to be here before we know it so we might as well start it off with a bang. New Year’s Eve is Thursday, December 31 and is home to the First Night 2016 event. Delray hosts this event every year, and every year it gets better and better. First Night is the best family friendly party in South Florida and offers fun and games for toddlers to teens and adults to adolescents. The event is held along Atlantic Avenue and features activities and entertainment hotspots for you to enjoy, so make sure you purchase your wristband so you can be a part of the festivities. Wristbands are $10 when purchased in advance and $15 the night of, and the fun lasts from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., with a big fireworks display at 9 p.m. and 12 a.m. If you’re in the mood to try something different this New Year’s Eve (with or without kids), or just want to enjoy a massive amount of people watching, this is the party for you. visit or call (561) 279-1380 for more information and locations to purchase wristbands. | December 2015 27


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1–31 Shark Feeding – Tues– Sat – 10:30am, Sun 1:30pm– $4. Alligator Feeding –Wed & Sat 1pm. 561–274–7263,

National Championship – $10–25. Join us at the Seacrest Soccer Complex 16–Team Single Elimination Tournament daily. Times vary.

1–31 Pottery Classes – Mon–Sat. Cloud House Pottery, Artists Alley. 561– 862–9222,

1–31 Pickleball – $2. Call for times. Pompey Park Community Center. 561–243–7356. Delray Beach Community Center. 561–243–7250. dbpickle. com

1–31 Savor Our City Culinary Private Tours – Private customized tours of Atlantic Ave and Pineapple Grove for groups of 10 or more guests. 954–410–3177, 1–31 Evening Holiday Cruises – Sun–Thurs evenings from 5:30pm–7:30pm. $24 adults/$21 seniors & children. Delray Yacht Cruises – 561–243–0686,

1–31 Free Classes at Greenlands – Enjoy Tai Chi, Vinyasa Flow, Kids Yoga, Mat Pilates, Meditations & Hatha Yoga. 561–921–4238,

3 100ft. Christmas Tree Lighting – 5–9pm. The Delray Beach 100ft Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is one of the largest and most celebrated holiday events in Palm Beach County. Festivities begin at 5pm. A month long celebration kicks off with Santa lighting the famous 100ft Christmas Tree at 7:15pm. Directly following the Tree Lighting Santa will be available for photos! Enjoy ice– skating, kids train ride, Putt’n Around Mini Golf, & Carousel. Event is free, activities for a nominal fee! Old School Square Park.

3 Delray Marketplace Music Fest – Simply Tina, Tribute to the music of Tina Turner. Delray Marketplace, 9025 W Atlantic Ave., 561–865–4613,

3–6,10–14 Hi-Hat Hattie – $30. Thurs–Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. A Musical Salute to Hattie McDaniel by Larry Parr. Delray Beach Playhouse. 561–272– 1281 x4, 3–31 Delray Beach Historical Society presents “Christmas at Cason Cottage!” – Wed – Sat. Go back in time and experience the holidays 1920’s style in our enchanting and beautifully decorated historic house museum. Thurs–Sat 11am–3pm & 5:30pm–8:30pm. $5; Kids free. 561–274–9578,

Mystery Bookstore – 7pm. 561–279–7790,

4–January 1 Visit the famous Delray Beach 100ft. Christmas Tree – Walk through our magical tree daily. Activities include “ice–skating”, kids train, mini–golf & Carousel! Details & Hours:

4 Catch A Rising Star: Vic Dibitetto – $45–65. 8pm. Comedy Series at Old School Square Fieldhouse. 561–243– 7922,

4 First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Delray – 6pm– 9pm. Stroll throughout downtown Delray. 561–243–1077, events 4 Joel Dasilva & The Midnight Howl – 7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts. Outdoor Pavilion at Old School Square. 561–243–7922,

4&5 Arts Garage Presents Stanley Jordan and Vitali Imereli – $25–45. 8pm. Jazz. 561–450–6357, 4 The Blueprint Gallery at Milagro Center presents See. Feel. Be.– 6:30pm– 8:30pm. Opening Reception featuring awe–inspiring abstracts and handmade vendors. RSVP to

5,12,19,20 Cookie Cruise with Santa – Ahoy! Join Santa for a once in a lifetime opportunity to cruise with him on the Intracoastal. This year families have four unique opportunities to spend time with the Jolly Old Elf on board the Lady Atlantic. $20, children under 2 free. Sailing time: 10:30am – Noon. Price includes visit with Santa, cookies and milk or hot chocolate, coffee and tea, and a craft activity. Reservations are

required and tickets must be purchased prior to the event. Delray Yacht Cruises – 561– 243–0686

5 Poetry Workshop– 12:30pm. $10. A Community Outreach Workshop with Christine Swanberg, MFA. Presented by the Palm Beach Poetry Festival.

5&6 Delray Art League Artists in the Park – 10am – 4:30 PM. Veterans Park. 5,12,19,26 Delray Beach GreenMarket –9am–2pm. The GreenMarket is an open air marketplace located at Old School Square Park. delraycra. org/greenmarket

6 Menorah Lighting – Lighting of the Menorah at Old School Square front lawn – Sundown. 561–243–7000,

8&22 Arts Garage Presents ALCHEMY – $10. 8–11pm. Calling local artists, musicians, actors, spoken word poets, comedians, dancers, and madmen… Alchemy provides local artists with a platform to jam with the band and share original works. 450–6357,

10&11 Sarge “Kiss My Mezuzah” Holiday Show – 8pm. $44. Crest Theatre. 561– 243–7922, oldschoolsquare. org

Music Fest – Viva Classic Rock, Classic Rock Band. Delray Marketplace, 9025 W Atlantic Ave., 561–865–4613,

10 Fleet Feet Sports Eggnog Mile – 6:30pm. Free, donations welcome. Join Fleet Feet Delray Beach for a free Mile Run Event. 561–501– 6926,

10 Arts Garage Presents Aaron Comess Trio – $25– 45. 8pm. Jazz. 561–450–6357, 11 The String Theory Band – 7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts. Old School Square Outdoor Pavilion. 561–243–7922,

11 Plein Air Painting Workshop – 9am–3:30pm. $165. This 1 day workshop with Ralph Papa is geared for artists at all levels to improve their ability to sketch and paint outdoors. 561–243–7922,

11 Old Fashioned Storytelling Hour at Cason Cottage – 5:30pm & 7pm. “The Night Before Christmas” will be read. Enjoy an enchanted cottage guided tour, old–fashioned Christmas Caroling, refreshments. Reservations required. 561.274.9578. $10 –child. Adults –

12 Ride and Remember Trolley –7–9pm– $25. Spady Museum. When you board the “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour, the history of Delray Beach comes alive! 561–279– 8883,

12 Delray Beach Holiday Parade – 6:00pm – Celebrate Christmas from around the world! Beginning east of the Intracoastal and continuing west to the Fire Dept! Through a special connection to the North

PPENINGS HAPP 1–Dec 5 57th Annual NAIA Men’s Collegiate Soccer

3,10&11 Book Signings at Murder on the Beach

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10 Delray Marketplace

HAPPENINGS HAP Pole, The Delray Beach Fire Department will have Santa riding along on their Fire Truck. 561–243–7277, beardsleyd@

12 Pet Photos with Santa – 9am–11am – Visit with Santa in his house at the 100ft. Christmas Tree with your pet!

12 Holiday Party at Spady Museum–7–9pm– Free. After the holiday parade, celebrate the season and enjoy music, sweets and holiday treats at the Spady Museum! spadymuseum. com

12 Arts Garage Presents A Celebration of Sinatra on his 100th Birthday – $35–45. 8pm. Featuring the South Florida Jazz Orchestra. 561–450–6357,

13 Arts Garage Presents Vanessa Collier – $25–45. 7pm. Blues. 561–450–6357,

14&15 Santa’s Calling – Santa and his helpers (Mrs. Claus and Elves) will be calling directly from the North Pole to surprise your children. Pre–registration required with questionnaire. 561–243–7277, beardsleyd@ 15&20 Book Clubs at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore – 6:30pm on the 15th & 3pm on the 20th. 561– 279–7790, murderonthebeach. com

16 Donuts with PD inside the 100ft. Tree – 8:30– 9:30am. Join us for Donuts with the Delray Beach Police Department inside the 100ft. Christmas Tree at Old School Square!

16 A Christmas Carol – 2 & 7pm. $45. A Christmas Carol is the perfect way to begin the holiday festivities! Crest Theatre. 561–243–7922,

16&17 Arts Garage Radio Theatre Presents “Miracle on 34th Street” – $20– 30. 7:30pm. 561–450–6357, 17 Carols and Cocktails in the Garden at the Sandoway House – 6–9pm. $40. Come mix & mingle with friends at the Sandoway House while spreading holiday cheer! Enjoy cocktails and lite bites at the Sandoway House covered in lights with live musical entertainment. sandowayhouse. org 17 Delray Marketplace Music Fest – Cachet, Variety Dance Band. Delray Marketplace, 9025 W Atlantic Ave., 561–865–4613, DelrayMarket. com/events

17 Publix Apron’s Cooking School Lecture & Cooking Demonstration at Delray Beach Public Library – 10:30 a.m. Theme– New Year’s Celebration. Presented by Publix Resident Chef Rey De La Osa.

18–20 Atlantic City Boys Happy Holidays – 2pm &

8pm. $45. 561–243–7922,

18 Wild Fire Band – 7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts. Outdoor Pavilion. 561–243–7922,

18&19 Arts Garage Presents Dr. Lonnie Smith – $25–45. 7pm. Jazz. 561–450– 6357, 19 Delray Beach Jingle Bell Jog – 7:30am. $35. The event is open to both runners and walkers; adults and children. No matter how fast or slow you finish, you are guaranteed a Santa Suit, and a medal when you cross the Finish Line! Anchor Park. 19 Decoding Beach Curiosities at Sandoway House – 9am. $8. Guided nature walk. 561–274–7263.

19 Saltwater Brewery 2nd Anniversary – 12pm– 12am. Help Saltwater Brewery celebrate 2 years in Delray Beach with special releases and food trucks! saltwaterbrewery. com 19 Screen on the Green – 6:30pm. Woo Creative presents an outdoor movie at Old School Square Park featuring Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer & Elf. Bring a toy donation!

22,23,24,29,30,31 Crafts at Sandoway House Nature Center – 11am–2:00pm. $5. 561–274–7263.

25 Pangea – 7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts. Old School Square Outdoor Pavilion. 561– 243–7922, oldschoolsquare. org

Delray Beach proves it again by throwing the best family friendly party in South Florida. From toddlers to teens, First Night 2016 offers fun and games for the whole family on New Year’s Eve. Wristbands $10 Dec 3–30; $15 on December 31st. VisitDelrayBeach. org/FirstNight Exhibits:

3–31 Christmas at Cason Cottage – Experience the holidays 1920s style in our beautifully decorated historic house museum. Thurs –Sat 11am–3pm, 5:30–8:30pm.

26 rad Ross: Unbelievable – 8pm. $40. Award–winning, international star illusionist at the Crest Theatre. 561–243– 7922,

26&27 9th Annual Downtown Delray Beach New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival – Free. 10am–5pm. Presented by Howard Alan Events. NE 4th Avenue & Atlantic Avenue.

27 Kwanzaa Celebration at Spady Museum–4–7pm– Free. Kwanzaa honors the values of ancient African cultures and is inspiring to people who are working for progress. Be part of the reaffirmation of the individual, community, culture, family and environment!

31 Old School Square presents Donna Summer – “Once Upon A Time – An Intimate Musical Journey.” 9pm– 11:30pm. $100. Crest Theatre. 561–243–7922,

1–31 Old School Square Holiday Festivities – Daily activities including crafts, Christmas Tree Sales, carolers, performances and more! 561– 243–7922, OldSchoolSquare. org 1–Jan 31 Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens Exhibits – Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani & Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 906. 561–495– 0233,

1–31 Surf History Musem – Thurs–Sat 11am –5pm. $5 suggested donation, children 11 and under are free with adult supervision. 561–236– 0155,

1–31 Spady Museum – African American Neighborhoods of Old Delray Exhibit – $10. 11am–4pm ongoing.

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Nicole’s New Age Boutique

Il Contadino Ristorante

By nicole




Nicole’s New Age Boutique 80 NE 4th Ave, Unit 12, Delray Beach, FL 33483 561-303-3220

Il Contadino Ristorante 165 NE 2nd Ave Delray Beach, Fl 33444 561-330-0004

y name is Nicole and I’m an intuitive counselor. I am a third generation of Clairvoyant’s. For over 25 years, I have helped my clients gain insight and guidance into their future. I have a new age boutique in Midtown, Miami and have clientele throughout the U.S. and internationally. But I fell in love with the community of Delray Beach and decided to open another location called Nicole’s New Age Boutique. My one boutique offers palmistry, tarot readings, handwriting analysis, Reiki healing, Chakra balancing, horoscope charts and past life regressions. My other location is a retail shop with items such as: quartz crystals, scented candles, tarot cards, incense, aromatherapy oils and bath salts, and spiritual healing guides. I have been hired to do readings at the Standard Hotel, on ESPN radio to predict the winners for the NFL, and have been voted Best Psychic by the New Times. My goal is not just to give my clients a one-time reading but to help them live a better and happier life.

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y name is Michel Menna and I am the Chef/Owner of Il Contadino Ristorante. I have been in the restaurant business for over 35 years. I trained in Italy, Switzerland and France where I studied as a chef and also restaurant/hotel management. I always knew I would be in this business when I first started cooking at home at the age of 9, making fancy dishes for my parents and friends. After my European studies I returned home to the Boca/Delray area where I had grown up in the seventies. I worked at a local restaurant on the Ave that had a glass roof (anyone remember that one?) among quite a few others before opening my own restaurants, a produce business, a flower business and a catering and delivery company. As my children were born into the restaurant business I wanted to pass on and teach them the passion I have for great food. I have taught them many kitchen skills and now at the age of 6, my daughter is the official baker of our famous Il Contadino Key Lime Pie. Come and check it out along with lots of new items on the menu including fresh Florida stone crabs.

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By Dina L Branham


By Mia Severson


y name is Dina, and I am the Broker/ Owner of Deluxe Properties. I live in, work, and love Delray Beach. I grew up in Minnesota and vacationed in the area year after year as a child. I attended the University of Minnesota and then moved to Los Angeles where I worked in finance in the entertainment industry. Moving to Florida in 2003 to be near my parents in Boca Raton, I immediately obtained my real estate license and my broker’s license a year later. I never saw myself as a “Sales” person, so I made the decision to “cater” to my clients and treat them with what I coined, “the hospitality mentality” to real estate. The concept for which Deluxe Properties was born. We are a boutique brokerage with concierge client service attention. The tag line: “Upgrade from the Standard... to Deluxe” ...we make the home buying or selling experience as if you were planning a vacation. We like to remove the stress and treat our clients like guests. One of my passions is helping people and I find it a great accomplishment using this philosophy. My other passions include jewelry design, photography, travel and anything artistic. I’m pledging a donation for every sale DELUXE PROPERTIES makes this season to the Delray Beach Center for the Art’s Children’s Fund. DELUXE PROPERTIES 809 George Bush Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483 561-501-0175 |

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y name is Ari Albinder, licensed Real Estate Broker/Owner of Mizner Grande Realty, the Best Real Estate Company in Town, Celebrating $1.6 Billion Dollars in Sales! Prior to opening my own office, I was the recipient of the most prestigious “Pinnacle” award, based on my outstanding sales record. As a Top Producer, I have been awarded top sales recognition for 1993 through 2015. My areas of specialty include single-family homes and condominiums along the waterfront and ocean front and within the gated country club communities of Boca Raton, Delray Beach and surrounding areas. In April of 1998, the Florida Realtor business magazine named me one of the savviest real estate professionals in the next generation. In the July/August 1998 Issue, the Real Estate Executive Magazine of South Palm Beach named me one of the top, up-and-coming Realtors in South Florida. As a single-family waterfront homeowner, my first-hand knowledge of the Boca Raton and Delray Beach waterfront has given me experience in all the aspects of a real estate transaction. Please call me direct so we can discuss your real estate needs. Ari Albinder | Mizner Grande Realty, LLC 155 NE Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431 561.702.0413 cell | 561.393.7000 office


was raised in Boca Raton and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida State University. Shortly after college I worked as a patient advocate for durable medical equipment for 10 years. I developed an interest in conservative pain management and holistic therapy when my husband was in a severe car accident. During this time, I discovered that micro-current helped my husband get out of pain. He no longer required back surgery or pain medication. After my firsthand experience I began educating others on the benefits of microcurrent and served on the board of Educators for First Alternatives specializing in marketing and training classes for micro-current. I gained my Esthetician license and my husband Dale Severson and myself opened Mia’s Spa in Delray Beach. I continue to provide cutting edge treatments and received my medical certification in derma-needling known as collagen induction. My knowledge and extraordinary touch are enhanced by my ability to customize treatments to my client’s specific needs. I specialize in microcurrent face-lift, collagen induction, skin tag removal, scar revision, acne, and hyperpigmentation. Visit us at our new location as of December 15 at Toast Tanning Spa & Boutique. 495 NE 4th St #5, Delray Beach, Fl 33483 Mia-561-951-0814 Dale-561-951-8588

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home for the holidays Home is definitely where the heart is. It is a place for people to come home to unwind and relax after a long day at work, host fun-filled birthday parties, build holiday memories that will last a lifetime or just a safe haven for your loved ones. A house is a building with various rooms and many different components, but you have to add your own personal touch to make it truly your own home. Each person has their own unique taste in music, clothing, and food, but the best way to express yourself is through the place where you live. Whether you prefer an Old-Florida feel, a contemporary atmosphere, or an Anglo-Caribbean retreat, choosing the right General Contractor is the first step

in molding your house into a home. When selecting a general contractor you should share your desires and vision. Please contact us for a list of tips to help you select the right general contractor. A home is not the place for mass-produced, one-size-fits-all production; it must be unique and fit the homeowner’s taste. Now is the best time to make your house the home of your dreams. Stuart & Shelby is proud to have helped many families in Delray Beach and surrounding areas turn their houses (and even condominiums) into homes. If you are considering building a home, or remodeling your current home, please give us a call or see what your neighbors

are saying at testimonials. During this holiday season, we hope that you build upon traditions and enjoy the many exciting events that our incredible community has to offer. From our families to yours, Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays

Posh Properties


By Tiffany Mehok-Savino

By Elizabeth Garcia


am Tiffany Savino, a Delray Beach realtor and native. After graduating from the University of Florida I opened many successful businesses throughout Palm Beach and Broward Counties and was recognized as a “Top 250 small business chain” entrepreneur. Having a realtor mother and real estate attorney father, I was destined to join in the family legacy. Being a realtor gives me the satisfaction of helping people acquire their dreams from start to finish in a one-on-one situation. Buying a home and opening a business are two of the biggest decisions ever made in life and I have done both. The process should be enjoyable and exciting, not stressful or questionable. My experience, knowledge, integrity and heart benefit my customers greatly. My purpose as a realtor is to build relationships that are positive and longterm. I work diligently for respect and referrals. I am committed to doing the right thing and going above and beyond what is expected of me, which has established the foundation of my success. Call me today to set up an appointment!

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Tiffany MehokSavino Licensed Residential / Commercial Realtor Posh Properties Real Estate 107 N.E. 2nd Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444 M 561.702.5552 | O 561.330.4731


y name is Elizabeth Garcia and I am originally from Lima, Peru. I am excited to be part of 24/7 PERFECT CLEANING and to collaborate directly with Razzy Jacobs regarding all the PR projects of the company. I fell in love with Delray Beach from the very first moment I moved here, and since I joined 24/7 PERFECT CLEANING, I can honestly say that it has been an amazing journey and I am looking forward to the future of this company. My main goal is to make sure that the company gets the right exposure. What I enjoy the most about promoting 24/7 PERFECT CLEANING is that we truly offer 24/7 availability, from residential cleaning & housekeeping services to small commercial businesses, demolition services & trash / junk removals, but most of all we offer you the time & peace of mind to improve your quality of life”... That’s why you can reach us 24/7 at 561.901.5229

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1937 cottage in the beach area! Lovingly restored over the years. Spacious rooms, Terrific 3BR/2.5BA home with deep water canal and desirable Southern exposure. ageless details, lush tropical gardens & oversized pool. 5BR/5.5BA+den/study. Expansive open floor plan, wood flooring and crown moldings. Only 3 lots off the One block to beach & Atlantic Avenue. $2,450,000 Intracoastal and minutes to downtown Delray. $849,000 Terri Berman 561.445.2929 Laura Gallagher 561.441.6111 Linda Lake 561.702.4898



Breathtaking Ocean and Intracoastal views from this 2BR/2BA. Located in the south building, this 5th floor apartment includes two balconies. Amenities galore. 55+ community. Two blocks from the beach and Atlantic Avenue. $629,900 Nancy Merritt 561.789.7982

Enjoy Florida sunsets & watch boats go by from your balcony. Perfectly situated between the Intracoastal & Ocean with deeded beach access. Feel like you are living in a single family home with a million dollar view. $499,000 Terri Berman 561.445.2929 Laura Gallagher 561.441.6111



Fantastic gated waterfront townhome with 24’ of dockage right behind your home! Brand new and absolutely stunning 3BR/2.5BA townhome in east Delray. Impact Great East location in the community with Intracoastal views. Newer metal roofs and glass, granite counters, stainless appliances, 8ft interior doors, huge master with stunning pool directly on the Intracoastal. Pets welcome. $469,000 duel walk-in closets and much more. Great location and pet friendly! $419,000 Terri Berman 561.445.2929 Laura Gallagher 561.441.6111 Boyd Schoeller 561.702.5159 Michael Weiss 561.573.7592

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pictures â•‘ on the ave

on the ave 1

Photos: Melissa Korman

1- Debbie, Ashley @ Spodak Dental Group


2- Samantha, Michelle @ Mussel Beach 3- Melissa, Laura @ PeterMark Salon 4- Margaret, Debbie @ Margaux Riviera 5- Melissa @ Old School Square 3


6- Elaine, Carolyn @ Second Time Around 7- Patty @ Dr. Moroco Orthodontics 8- Adam, Carlos, Jack @ Off The Ave 9- Dr. Luis Soro @ Shino Bay



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401. E Atlantic Ave, Suite 103 / Delray Beach, FL 33483 / 561.270.7933

on 4th across from Peter Mark Salon /

Circe + Swag Delray /


Tibi / Rebecca Taylor / McGuire Denim / Barbour / Peter Millar / Vineyard Vines Southern Proper / Bird Dog Bay / Costa / Collared Greens / Paige Denim / Sundry / Autumn Cashmere / Tryb 212 / Poupette St. Barth / Pia Pauro / Daniel Wellington / Krewe Du Optic


pictures â•‘ on the ave


Photos: Melissa Korman


1- LaRay @ Moroco Orthodontics 2- Casey, Jennifer @ Mercedes Benz of Delray 3- Nina, Raquel @ Shino Bay 4- Danita, Dr. Eftekhari, Loraine @ Spodak Dental Group 3

5- Debbie @ Beachcomber Art


6- Marilu, Carina @ Shino Bay 7- Katrina, Frank @ HyPa HyMa 8- Wanda, Beth, Betsy, Nancee, Mia, Joan @ HyPa HyMa 9- Jimmy and Chris @ Circe & Swag 5


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pictures ║ in the pineapple grove arts district

in the pineapple grove arts district 1

Photos: Melissa Korman

1- Jacob, Julien @ Purlife 2- Michael @ Il Contadino


3- Frank @ Quigles Maguire 4- Heather @ Once Upon A Time 5- Joe, Karen, Roger @ Delray Art & Framing 6- Robert, Peter @ Conte’s 3



7- Rhonda, Tom @ My Salon Suites 8- Jerilyn, Alex, Niki Catherine @ Posh Properties 9- Mike, Richie, Heather, Tony @ OConnor’s 5


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Spinal Decompression Therapy from The Conde Center Spinal Decompression Therapy is an FDA approved, noninvasive, procedure that relieves back pain and other problems associated with spinal disc injuries and degeneration. The Conde Center utilizes a state-of-theart spinal decompression machine that gently relieves pressures between vertebrae; increasing flexibility in spinal muscles and ligaments while promoting the rehydration and retraction of herniated discs alleviating pain, numbness and tingling. A recent clinical study indicated that spinal decompression therapy provided an immediate resolution of symptoms for 86% of the participants while 84% remained pain-free 90 days post-treatment. Contact The Conde Center today to find out more about spinal decompression therapy and all the other ways we can help you begin your Dr. Travis Lamperski, Dr. John Conde, journey back to Chiropractic Board Certified better health. Physician Chiropractic Neurologist

Decompression = Pain Relief To learn more please visit us at: or email: or call: (561) 330-6096

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pictures â•‘ In the pineapple grove artists district


Photos: Melissa Korman


1- Cheryl @ Murder On The Beach Mystery Bookstore 2- Aaron, John @ Purlife 3- Gavin @ Addison Gallery 4- Ronald & Flavie @ Furst 5- Tammy @ Tammy Benz 3


Salon @ My Salon Suites 6- Ted, Elie @ Bistro 241 7- Gina @ Jus @ Nourishe 8- Dianne @ DianneAdams Salon @ My Salon Suites 9- Sandy @ Swift Cleaners



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pictures â•‘halloween party at Solita

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Photos: Melissa Korman


January 29-31, 2016


“The Best Stinkin’ Party in Town!” @2016DelrayBeachGarlicFest

FRI, JAN 29 ∙ 9PM




Garlic Chef Competition ∙ Full Liquor Bars ∙ Children’s Area Gourmet Alley ∙ Garlic Oasis Bar ∙ 180 Artist & Crafters ∙ Official Garlic Fest Merchandise Home Depot Garlic University ∙ Cloves & Vines Wine Garden PRESENTING SPONSOR






entertainment ║ gotta know

Gotta Know

Seen Around Town and Elsewhere…

Janie and Pepe Ramirez at The Cuban Cafe, Carol Eaton in a fire truck, Jameel Stewart, Michael Coleman, Benjamin Abraham, Diane Colonna, Jim and Lori Nolan Papas Tapas, Jess Sowards, Mark Denkler, John Fischer, Bill Bathurst strolling the avenue, Ron Gilinsky and Mitch Katz at Bagels With, Beth and Tom Johnston downtown, Samantha Arielle and Kathy Coon at Hullabaloo, Linda Marincola and Kim Thomas at Milagro benefit, Atlantic Ave Associate Publisher Yvette Roulette dressed as Jasmine at the Solita Mastino Halloween Freak Out party, Craig Spodak hanging with Giancarlo Stanton, Cat Moore, Sandra Dezelen at Green Market, Chuck and Maria Poliacek at Arts Garage, Rich McGloin and Brian Cheslack at IHOP, Bob Costin checking in from Georgia, Shirl Fields at LA Fitness, Ralph Phillips at The Broward Center, George Elmore, Christina Morrison, Joan Goodrich, Elizabeth Burrows, John Miller and many more at Abbey Center, Tom Laudani, Ann Driscoll, Kim Thomas and Fran Marincola at J Alexander’s, Charlotte Lee at Rex’s, Jon and Lori Levinson in Milan, Italy., Teddy the dog at Lake Ida Park and Gary E. speaking truth at City Hall.

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City Coalition Launches Regional Survey To Create Distinct Marketing Identity For Key Delray Beach Corridor

A coalition of city representatives is leading a new research effort to identify audiences to which to market the gateway entrance of downtown Delray Beach as a place to live, work and play. Results of the research will be used to build a brand that accurately defines the appeal of the West Atlantic Avenue district. The West Atlantic Redevelopment Coalition (WARC) is launching an online survey that will invite participants to share what they find desirable in a local destination and how they perceive the West Atlantic Avenue neighborhood. The West Atlantic Avenue neighborhood is the area adjacent to Atlantic Avenue between the I-95 interchange and Swinton Avenue. The research is part of a larger West Atlantic Branding Initiative, started earlier this year by WARC, to market

this district of the City, promote the corridor’s unique history and offerings, and to capitalize on the sustained growth and vibrancy of Delray Beach. With the results of the market research, WARC plans to create a distinct and memorable brand identity and use it to draw visitors, businesses and residents to the area. The online survey will launched on November 10, and participants will be invited to share their opinions via http://www.delraywarc. The survey, which is open to everyone, will take about 7 minutes to complete.

Toy Drive!

The Conde Center For Chiropractic Neurology is hosting a Toy Drive for Toys For Tots! Drop off your new, unwrapped toy by December 16th! The Conde Center For Chiropractic Neurology is located at 401 West Atlantic Avenue, Suite 014, Delray Beach, FL 33444. For more information please call 561.330.6096.

Atlantic Ave Magazine On Vacation

Thank you for all your submissions to Vacation With Atlantic Ave Magazine! Take Atlantic Ave Magazine on vacation with you and send us a picture with “On Vacation with Atlantic Ave� in the subject box to and you will be entered in a drawing to win a gift certificate for dinner in a restaurant on the Ave!

Chris Reich on leave from the Delray Camera Shop on a beautiful October afternoon in Milton, FLA. reading his latest issue of Atlantic Avenue magazine while young hound dog Tucker looks on.

Joe Gillie with Staff Members from Delray Beach Center for the Arts, L-R (Sharon Morgan, Marusca Gatto, Joe Gillie, Leanne Griffith, Susan Andrews, Karen Richards, Ann Smith, Mary Ann Canuso, Jay Oberfield, Matthew Farmer) bring the Atlantic Ave Magazine to Disney!

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entertainment ║ gotta see By skip sheffield

Gotta See


ow appropriate we have a movie called “Christmas Eve” in limited release leading off the month of December, 2015. On the other hand we have the horror film “Krampus” and on Christmas Day itself the Quentin Tarantino bloodbath “The Hateful Eight.” Season’s Greetings! December 4 Will “Krampus” be as yucky as its title? You better watch out, because this thriller, “based on an ancient legend,” gets going when disillusioned young Max (Emjay Anthony) turns his back on Christmas and his family, and unleashes the evil force of the title, bent on punishing non-believers. Adam Scott, Toni Collette and David Koechner are featured, under the direction of Michael Dougherty (“X-Men 3”). “The Lady in the Van” inspired praise at Toronto International Film Festival, and why not? It stars esteemed British actress Maggie Smith as Miss Shepherd, a homeless lady who spends 15 years in a decrepit van parked in the driveway of a sympathetic man. Jim Broadbent, James Corden and Dominic Cooper co-star. Director Nicholas Hynter previously collaborated with writer Alan Bennett on “The History Boys.”

Tina Fey “Sisters”

December 11 And now for the rest of the story. Nathaniel Philbrick won a National Book Award for his account of the real-life disaster of the whaling ship Essex off New England in 1820. A monster whale attacked the vessel in an incident that would inspire Herman Melville to write “Moby-Dick.” Director Ron Howard dramatizes what happened to the crew after the whale’s havoc. The cast includes Brendan Gleeson, Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy and Ben Whishaw. December 18 Will this re-awaken the series? “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is the first in a planned trilogy that takes place 30 years after “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.” Some of the original Star Wars cast will return for cameos, including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca. Also returning are the lovable androids R2-D2 and C3PO. JJ Abrams directs this Disney production, written by Lawrence Kasdan. Younger cast members are Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver and Lupita Nyong’o. Composer John Williams returns with a new score. If it has Tina Fey in it, it will probably be good. “Sisters” stars Fey and Amy Poehler as alienated sisters who go to their parents’ home to clean it out in advance of a sale. James Brolin, Madison Davinport and John Cena co-star. Jason Moore (“Pitch Perfect”) directs a script by Paula Bell. December 23 Alvin and the Chipmunks just never grow old. The veteran squeaky-voiced animated characters return with “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip.” Justin Long is the new voice of Alvin, with Matthew Gray Gubler as Simon and Jesse McCartney as Theodore. Others are Bella Thorne, Jason Lee and Kimberly Williams under the direction of writer Walter Becker. Is “The Big Short” an Oxymoron? No, it’s a new film based on Michael Lewis’ best-selling book on banking, “The Big Short: Inside the

Doomsday Machine.” Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell think they can make a killing beating big banks at their own game. Adam McKay (“Anchorman 2,” “Step Brothers”) directs and co-wrote the script. Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei co-star. December 25 If the title “Point Break” sounds familiar you may remember the 1991 original that starred the late Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves. This Ericson Core remake stars Luke Bracey as FBI Agent Johnny Utah and Edgar Ramirez as Bodhi, leader of a band of extreme athletes who may be pulling off incredible crimes. Warner Brothers promises some of the most thrilling extreme sports action ever on the big screen, including big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing and high-speed motorcycle racing on four continents. “Daddy’s Home,” and that could spell trouble. Will Ferrell stars as a step-dad to two children who feels pressure when the kids’ divorced real dad (Mark Wahlberg) comes to visit and tries to regain his children’s respect and affection. Linda Cardinelli, Thomas Haden Church and Paul Scheer co-star. Sean Anders (“Horrible Bosses 2”) directs. “Joy” is “based on a true story,” with Jennifer Lawrence as the fictional Joy Mangano, a woman who founds a business dynasty that endures through four generations despite betrayal, treachery and loss of innocence. David O. Russell (“American Hustle”) directs a cast that includes Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Elizabeth Rohm and Virginia Madsen. The script is by Annie Mumolo (“Bridesmaids”). Ouch! “Concussion” tells the true story of Dr. Bennett Omalu (Will Smith), a neuropathologist who discovered the football-related brain trauma syndrome called CTE. As with all breakthroughs, the good doctor faced opposition from both the sports and medical establishment. Albert Brooks, Alec Baldwin, Gugu MbathaRaw and Stephen Moyer. Director Peter Landesman adapted the script from the October, 2009 GQ article “Game Brain” by Jeanne Marie Laskas. | December 2015 49

entertainment ║ gotta HEAR

Gotta Hear

By skip sheffield December 1 “Hi-Hat Hattie,” a musical salute to Academy Award-winning actress Hattie McDaniel by Larry Paar, will be performed by Evelyn Russell through December 13 at Delray Beach Playhouse. Tickets are $30 ($15 students 18 or younger). Call 561-272-1281, ext. 4. December 3 Classic rock recording group Kansas performs at 8 p.m. December 3 at Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Tickets start at $39. Call 800-573-8471 or go to www. Kansas also performs at 8 p.m. December 4 at Broward Center. Call 954-462-0222. December 4 “Sex With Strangers” was such a big hit at Arts Garage they have taken the show on the road to the Palm Beaches Theater (formerly Lois Pope) in Manalapan. Jacqueline Laggy and Michael Uribe star as an older woman and a younger man, both writers, who experience a torrid encounter. Genie Croft, the new artistic director of Arts Garage, directs the Laura Eason play. Tickets are $75 for a special opening night reception Friday, December 4. Regular tickets through December 20 are $45. Call 561-450-6357 or go to Meanwhile at Arts Garage, 94 N.E. Second Ave., Delray Beach, American guitarist extraordinaire Stanley Jordan teams with Europe’s most popular jazz violinist Vitali Imerel at 8 p.m. December 4 and


5. Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday will be celebrated at 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, December 12 with the South Florida Jazz Orchestra, Johnny Rodgers vocals. Jazz saxophonist Vanessa Collier performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, December 13. Arts Garage Radio Theater performs “Miracle on 34th Street” at 7:30 p.m. December 16 and 17. Jazz organist Dr. Lonnie Smith wraps up at 8 p.m. December 18 and 19. Tickets are $25-$40, call 561-450-6357 or go to December 7 See all your favorite South Florida actors at the 2014-2015 Silver Palm Theatre Awards, held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, December 7 at Stache, 109 S.W. Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $25. Call Andie Arthur at 954-557-0778 or e-mail December 8 The always strange and amazing Blue Man Group performs Tuesday, December 8 through Sunday, December 13 at Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. The internationally-acclaimed group combines comedy, mime, music and technology for a unique theatrical experience. Tickets start at $27. Call 800-572-8471 or go to December 10 Who could forget his greatest hit “Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road?” Singer, songwriter and humorist Laudon Wainright III performs for his fans at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 10 at Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Tickets are $39. Call 800-572-8471. December 14 Breaking up is hard to do, but fortunately we have never had to break up with one-time teen star Neil Sedaka, who has been cranking out the hits since 1957. Now 76, Sedaka continues to write - more than 500 songs to date - and perform. You

can see him at 8 p.m. Monday, December 14 at Kravis Center. Tickets start at $25. Call 800-572-8471. December 18 Celtic Women: Home for Christmas- The Symphony Tour will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, December 18 at Kravis Center. Tickets start at $29. Call 800-572-8471. December 19 The male vocal quartet presents it “A Well-Strung Christmas” holiday show at 8 p.m. December 19 at Kravis Center. Tickets start at $39. Also at Kravis is “Broadway on Ice A Special Holiday Celebration” at 8 p.m. December 22 and 2 and 8 p.m. December 23. Tickets start at $30. Call 800-572-8471. December 26 We nearly lost him in a terrible car accident, but actor-comedian Kevin Hart is back in action with a “What Now?” tour stopping at Seminole Hard Rock Live at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 26. Tickets are $70, $105, $130 and $150. Call 800-745-3000. December 30 Matisyahu is in a class by himself. Born Matthew Paul Miller 36 years ago, he adopted the Hebrew name Matisyahu, which means “Gift of God,” and he performs orthodox Jewish themes with reggae, rock and hip-hop styles. He performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 30 at Kravis Center. Tickets start at $25. Call 800-572-8471. December 31 Spend New Year’s Eve with multiplatinum singer-songwriter-pianist Billy Joel in concert at 9:30 p.m. December 31 at BB&T Center in Sunrise. Tickets are $48.50-$159.50 at TicketMaster. Call 800-745-3000. For a more elegant New Year’s Eve the Royal Room of the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach presents Broadway legend Tommy Tune. The evening begins with cocktails at 8 p.m. in the Palm Court followed by dinner and music by Jill & Rich Switzer at 9 p.m. Ten-time Tony Award-winner Tommy Tune takes to the stage at 10:30 p.m., followed by more entertainment by the Switzers. Prices are $200 in the Polo Lounge; $250 in the Royal Room and $500 in the Grand Hotel. Call 561659-8100. | December 2015 51

entertainment ║ gotta READ

Gotta Read


Give Up the Ghost: A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery

by Juliet Blackwell Available December 1, 2015 From the New York Timesbestselling author ofKeeper of the Castle, San Francisco contractor and ghost whisperer Mel Turner must solve a murder mystery at a haunted mansion in the Pacific Heights... San Francisco millionaire Andrew Flynt wants to sell his Victorian mansion, but ghostly music, the squeaking of a longdisappeared weathervane, and an angry ghost keep running off potential buyers. After a famous psychic is called in, she informs the Flynts that their multi-milliondollar renovations to “update” the home have left its resident ghost extremely agitated. So contractor Mel Turner is engaged to track down and replace some of the original features of the house. But when the beautiful psychic is found stabbed, it appears someone had a very human motive for murder. Now Mel must use her ghost whispering gift to uncover the secrets of the haunted house on the hill, and her sleuthing skills to catch a killer.

and the harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than 30 stranded sailors. Soon to be a major motion picture! On the night of February 18, 1952, during one of the worst winter storms that New England has ever seen, two oil tankers just off the shore of Cape Cod were torn in half. With the storm in full force and waves up to 70 feet high, four coast guardsmen headed out to sea in a tiny lifeboat to come to the rescue. They were the only hope for the stranded sailors. Despite incredible obstacles, these brave men risked their lives, remembering the unofficial Coast Guard motto: You have to go out, but you do not have to come back. This is a fast-paced, uplifting story that puts young readers in the middle of the action. It’s a gripping true tale of heroism and survival in the face of the elements.

Frozen Tides: A Falling Kingdoms Novel by Morgan Rhodes Available December 15, 2015

The Finest Hours: The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue

by Michael J. Tougias, Casey Sherman Available December 8, 2015 This adaptation for young readers of The Finest Hours: The True Story of the US Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue tells the story of the shipwreck of two oil tankers

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The plans are laid and the players are determined...but nothing can prepare these unlikely warriors for what the elemental gods of Mytica have in store. CLEO: Reeling after a shocking realization about Magnus, Princess Cleo must cast aside her feelings and look toward her kingdom with the eyes of a queen. MAGNUS: The steely prince of Limeros is once again torn between love and duty, leaving him wondering whether he’s strong enough to rule his people.

LUCIA: Heartbroken and blind with fury, the betrayed sorceress allies with the awoken Fire god, who also seeks revenge. JONAS: The defeated rebel leader reunites with Princess Cleo, only to become a pawn in the dangerous hunt for the elusive Kindred. KING GAIUS: A desperate King of Blood flees Mytica and sails to Kraeshia, where he attempts to ally with the famously brutal emperor across the Silver Sea.

Fat Dad, Fat Kid: One Father and Son’s Journey to Take Power Away from the “F-Word”

by Shay Butler, Gavin Butler Available December 29, 2015 In today’s world where fast-food restaurants, soda, and processed foods reign supreme, does “fat dad” have to mean “fat kid”? Digital entrepreneur and beloved vlogger Shay Butler and his preteen son, Gavin, decided to find out the answer for themselves. Before he turned thirty, Shay was nearly 300 pounds. Adopting the attitude that every action, no matter how small, was better than what he was doing before, Shay lost more than 100 pounds and ran four marathons, becoming a source of inspiration for everyone who followed his journey on his ShayLoss channel on YouTube. At the age of thirty-five, Shay discovered that “maintaining” is the hard part. He also saw how some of his habits were affecting his children, particularly his eldest son, Gavin. Determined to get back into shape and inspire his son along the way, Shay asked Gavin to embark on a thirty-day challenge with him to eat clean and do thirty minutes of exercise a day. Full of Shay’s signature blend of humor, honesty, and unbridled enthusiasm, Fat Dad, Fat Kid chronicles the ups and downs of Shay and Gavin’s thirty days together, reflects on Shay’s lifelong struggle with health and fitness, and proves that it’s never too late for parents or children to embrace a healthier lifestyle—even when it doesn’t come easy. | December 2015 53


entertainment â•‘ palm beach swim WEEK

First Palm Beach Swim Week a Rousing Success By skip sheffield photos by tom craig

PBSW Sandbar Collection

Palm Beach Swim Week, held Nov. 5-8 2015 at Palm Beach Photographic Centre, was the largest fashion event under a single roof in the State of Florida. For four consecutive nights, the ground floor Museum of the Photographic Centre was transformed

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into a fashion runway. More than 100 fashion designers applied to participate, and a dozen of the best were selected to show their 2016 designs. The event offers swim wear buyers from all over the country the opportunity to decide what new lines will PBSW Misly Beltinor collection

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be sold in the coming season. It also gave fashion writers and bloggers an idea of what this year’s trends will be. The Grand Finale Nov. 8 featured Florida fashions by Misty Beltinor, Bella Fashion Swim and the Sandbar Collection of Delray Beach. Palm Beach Swim Week is the brainchild of Lilyana Eisele, CEO of Fusion Fashion & Art Productions. For this inaugural Swim Week event, Eisele teamed with Fatima NeJame, co-founder of Palm Beach Photographic Centre. “It was an amazing success,” declared Fatima, who founded Palm Beach Photographic with her Husband Art 25 years ago. “The house was packed every night. There was a constant flow of people. This is good for all of downtown West Palm Beach. We have become a destination.” Lilyana Eisele plans to host a Fashion Week in March at venues to be announced. Fatima NeJame would like to work with her again. “We could not host Fashion Week because that is our peak time, but this time was perfect,” she said. “We would be happy to do this again.”

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travel ║ Perth, australia

By Lisa Marie

Delights “Down Under” I know it’s a long way to travel but Perth, Australia is a fabulous place to visit. Let’s face it; Australia REALLY is on the other side of the world! Travelling times vary but the quickest you will get there is around 30 hours. However, you could break up the travel time by stopping off at various destinations on route.

Quantas Airline (one of Australia’s leading carriers) offers flights from Miami, stopping in Los Angeles, and again in Sydney, Australia before the last leg of the journey into Perth. So why not take the opportunity to stroll down Rodeo Drive or visit Mickey at Disney Land? On your next stop take a trip to visit the famous Sydney Opera House. www. Once in Perth you will be met by a picture - postcard city. Situated on the banks of the Swan River, it is a perfect setting. In summer (Sept - end February) the weather is fantastic, with temperatures around 86 degrees and with over 50 miles of clean, white sandy beaches, Perth’s coastline is ideal for swimming and surfing. The city offers free buses to get you around , where you can visit the Perth Mint, Swan Bells Tower, Art Gallery of WA and many more Perth tourist attractions. For some spectacular panoramic views of Perth and the river, a visit to Kings Park and Botanic gardens is a must! Take full advantage of the many lookout points available to the public or try the treetop walk for a unique view of the city or just enjoy a relaxing picnic in one of the many recreation areas of the park. Visit King Street for some up-market retail therapy, packed with boutiques, art galleries, eateries and beautiful people; it’s the place to be seen! Just 10 minutes north of the city is Scarbor-

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ough Beach where you can fish, swim, surf, skate and windsurf. If you travel another 10 minutes north you will find Hillary’s Marina. A recreation boating harbor with restaurants; bars, shops, galleries and tourist attractions set on walk ways over the Indian Ocean. From here you can take a 45 minute ferry to Rottnest Island where you can experience some fantastic diving and snorkeling amongst the coral reefs; hidden bays and deserted cycle paths waiting to be explored. The small marsupial quokka, a bit like a small Kangaroo, only exists on this island, and in some parts they have become very tame. Alternatively if you head south from Perth you will come to Fremantle. Fremantle is recognized as the best preserved 19th Century seaport in the world! Over 150 buildings in the port city are classified by the National Trust. These include: The Round House which was built in 1831 and is the oldest public building in W.A., The Esplanade Hotel which was built in 1890s and the Fremantle Prison which was built by convict labor in the 1850s. You can also get a ferry to Rottnest Island from here. Still heading south you come across the town of Rockingham. Here there are water sports of all kinds, ocean cruises, camping, sailing, dolphin encounters, swimming, crabbing, museums, penguin and seal tours, wine tasting, theaters, golfing…plus much more. Again traveling south you reach Mandurah

where the heart of the city is arranged around an estuary, crisscrossed by pleasure boats and pontoon barges, and is alive with cafes and restaurants dotted along the boardwalks. Follow the meandering waterways out into the Peel Region, and restaurants, wineries, historical sites and many other attractions bring still more variety and fresh surprises to your Mandurah visit. We spotted some spectacular homes on the water and it reminded me of our very own Intracoastal. BUT of course no trip to Western Australia would be complete without a visit into the ‘bush’. One of WA most popular places is Kalbarri National Park, a seven hour drive from Perth or you can fly there in about 2 hours. Located on WA’s mid north coast, Kalbarri National Park is known for its spectacular scenery and red rock gorges that were cut from the landscape by the mighty Murchison River. It offers a range of adventure activities like bush walking, gorge hiking and canoeing. The park is rich in bird life and other animals. Most native mammals are nocturnal but you can sometimes see western grey kangaroos and emus during the day. The park also takes in amazing coastal cliffs and gorges including Red Bluff and Pot Alley. Visit for more information. I hope this has given you a taste of what Western Australia has to offer.

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health & beauty ║ pain relief

Facet Syndrome:

A Major Cause of Back and Neck Pain



Shockingly, 8 out of 10 Americans will suffer from neck and low back pain sometime during their life, with facet syndrome accounting for a large percentage of these symptoms. A recent study on low back pain showed involvement of one or more facet joints in 79% of the patients.

Many individuals with facet syndrome will often notice low back stiffness that becomes worse when sitting for long periods of time or when they first wake up in the morning and begin to move. They also may have trouble turning their head side to side or at times need to turn their entire upper body because it is too painful. Even bending forwards and backwards or walking upright can be very difficult. Facet syndrome can present itself as well-localized, dull or burning pain in the neck and low back, but that is not always the case. Lumbar facet syndrome can radiate into the buttock region, pelvis or thighs rarely traveling below the knee, while cervical facet syndrome can produce pain in the shoulder, arms, mid back and can also cause severe headaches. Most often individuals will blame their stiffness and pain on such things as their mattress, pillow or stress. They may even think that it is “normal” to feel this way. Articular facets are bony projections on the superior (upper) and inferior (lower) portion on the backside of the vertebras of the spinal column. These areas interlock with each other making up the zygapophyseal joint or “z-joint” which promote spinal support and are the key components to insure proper spinal motion. Like any other joint within the body, these areas experience constant repetitive movements where they interlock and become susceptible to injury and other degenerative conditions. Conditions such as Arthritis, Overuse Syndrome and Stereotypic Movement Disorders are some of the most common.

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Facet joints are incased in a synovial capsule which supplies proper nutrients to the joint and provides the “meniscoid” structure with lubrication needed to insure smooth gliding over one another, much like the meniscus in our knees. These joints are in constant motion throughout our life and can become worn and traumatized. As these joints become worn, they no longer provide the proper lubrication they need and can become inflamed and irritated, leading to Facet Joint Osteoarthritis in the future. Bony pro-

jections begin to form within the joint causing it to become hypertrophied (enlarged) and inflamed, limiting an individual’s range of motion and producing pain. The main focus when treating any facet syndrome is to restore proper motion and function to the joint along with decreasing pain and inflammation. Conservative treatment options should be the first choice for an individual suffering from this condition. Chiropractic spinal manipulation is one of the best ways to restore that lost mobility in the spinal column. Non-surgical spinal decompression and flexion-distraction can be a gentle and painless way to decompress the facet joints and aid in stretching tight musculature in the neck and low back. In addition, applying class IV cold laser therapy to the involved area will enhance the metabolism of local cells, increasing blood flow, reducing pain and swelling thus speeding up the healing time. “Re-training” or “firing” specific areas of the brain by way of neurophysiologic exercises can increase tone within the muscles of the spine to improve stability. Lastly, ergonomic changes, mobilization therapy, and properly prescribed stretch/strengthening exercises will help ensure any recurring episodes. The Conde Center For Chiropractic Neurology 401 West Atlantic Avenue, Suite #014 Delray Beach, FL 33444 561-330-6096 | December 2015 61

health & beauty ║ dermatology

Are your hands giving away your true age?


By Thomas C. Balshi, M.D.

Second only to the face, our hands are the most regularly visible portion of the body. Yet we often forget to care for our hands. When we look around the bathroom we probably find cleansers, toners, facial moisturizers, and products for the neck and décolletage.

Many invest substantial time and money into the face, with either surgery, BotoxTM, fillers, cosmetic creams and serums. Sometimes a discrepancy develops between the age of the face and the age of the hands. Our hands are an integral part of our being. We use them for everything including our speech. What are your hands saying? Surprisingly, hands can be a dead giveaway to real age. Until a few years ago, those hoping to disguise the true age of hands had limited options. High-end manicures and distracting jewelry were used in an attempt to focus on more youthful hands. But today, several new hand rejuvenation techniques offer the cosmetically conscious a chance to turn back “the hands” of time. Because our hands are always exposed to sun (ultraviolet light), they are one of the first places to start showing visible signs of aging. The skin begins to thin out and darkened spots (a.k.a. “age spots”) appear, seeming to gradually increase in number over time. A loss of fatty tissue also occurs, making hands appear skeletonized. The veins and tendons become prominent and BEFORE

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the hand anatomy appears more visible and draped with environmentally damaged skin. Hand rejuvenation means restoring the youthful appearance back to the hands. This is accomplished by restoring volume, removing age spots, and firming up the skin. The most effective treatments include volume restoration and laser skin rejuvenation procedures. One treatment can suffice or a combination of techniques can be blended to achieve the look that patient’s desire. With short bursts of laser light age spots can gently be removed. Laser treatments are quick and painless. Spot treatment can be used with or without plumping up the volume. Hand volume can be pumped up with injectable fillers (PerlaneTM, JuvedermTM and RadiesseTM) or, one’s own fat can be relocated from another part of the body, such as from the abdomen or thighs into the hands. Hand rejuvenation can be achieved in as little as 20 minutes, with virtually no discomfort. We are always encouraged to put our best foot forward, but I believe the wise patient will transfer that idea to their much more visible hand. after

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health & beauty ║ Your Dental Health

Think Before You Drink!


BY Craig Spodak, DMD, PA

Heavy alcohol consumption is the second largest risk factor for the development of oral cancer, so drink smart to keep your healthy smile.

OVERVIEW The holidays are synonymous with food, friends, family, and parties galore. While this holiday season is a great time to connect with those around you in a fun environment, the majority of us can safely say that we tend to indulge in the bubbly a little too often and a little too much. With the New Year on our minds, this is the time to refocus our energy on our health, and more specifically, our oral health. Heavy, and even moderate, alcohol consumption increases the risk of developing cancers of the oral cavity, including the pharynx (throat), larynx (voice box) and esophagus. Additionally, the risk of developing cancer increases with the amount of alcohol a person consumes. Alcohol is the common term for ethanol or ethyl alcohol, which is a chemical substance found in beer, wine and liquor, as well as some medicines and mouthwashes. The federal government’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 defines moderate and heavy alcohol consumption as one drink or three drinks per day for women and two drinks or four drinks per day for men, respectively. Alcohol abuse, defined as more than 21 drinks in one week, is the second largest risk factor for the development of oral cancer, second only to tobacco. Moreover, there is an especially high risk when alcohol is combined with tobacco use, as scientists believe that these substances synergistically interact, increasing each other’s harmful effects. ALCOHOL’S EFFECTS Researchers have identified multiple ways that alcohol increases the risk of cancer. The dehydrating effect of alcohol on cell walls enhances the ability of tobacco carcinogens to permeate the mouth tis-

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sues. Also, when the body metabolizes the ethanol in alcoholic drinks, it becomes acetaldehyde, which is a toxic chemical that can damage both DNA (the genetic material that makes up genes) and proteins. Heavy drinking also impairs the body’s ability to break down and absorb a variety of nutrients, including vitamins A, C, D and E, folate and carotenoids, lowering the body’s natural ability to use antioxidants to prevent the formation of cancers. DIAGNOSIS AND REVERSAL Symptoms of oral cancer include a sore or lesion in the mouth that doesn’t heal, difficulty chewing or swallowing, numbness of the tongue or other area of the mouth, difficulty moving the jaw or tongue, and chronic hoarseness, among others.

It is widely accepted by scientists that eliminating the use of tobacco and reducing or eliminating your intake of alcohol will immediately begin to reduce your risk of developing oral cancer. For example, pharynx and esophageal cancer were found to decrease about 10 to 15 years after a person stops drinking alcohol, and approached a cancer risk level similar to that of non-drinkers/non-smokers. So before you drink, think, and remember that water is your friend. Your oral cavity will thank you, and you’ll have a healthy smile as you embrace 2016! Spodak Dental Group 3911 West Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach 561-498-0050

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health & beauty ║ Body Beautiful

Holiday Fitness Hacks

Plus Four Reasons Why You Are Not Seeing Results At The Gym


By Carolina Romero

My love affair with fitness began many years ago, and even though we are at a happy place today, you can bet that wasn’t always the case.

For years, regardless of how hard I worked out, I never saw the results I wanted. I knew I wasn’t alone. In fact, this is the number one complaint I hear from gym-goers everywhere. Follow the next four tips and save yourself the time and frustration that comes from working out with no results; especially during the holiday season when we are all pressed for time but desperately need the stress relief of an effective workout. 1. MORE IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER As a fitness junkie, I am familiar with the endorphin high that comes after successfully completing a hard workout. This feeling pushed me to do longer and harder workouts, but to my surprise, I was still seeing no results. In fitness, rest and recovery is just as important as hard work. While we rest, our bodies repair themselves, our muscles grow, our metabolism increases, and we become stronger. Adding more workload to an already tired body is going to do more harm than good. Take adequate rest and remember quality beats quantity at the gym. 2. CARDIO ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH Cardiovascular training has many benefits, but it must be complemented with a sound strength training routine. To build an attractive and healthy body we must work on building muscle. Cardiovascular exercise burns more calo-

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ries on the spot, but building muscle will increase your metabolic rate in the long run allowing you to eat more without gaining any weight! This is an invaluable tip while keeping healthy eating practices in check as you attend holiday events. For the ladies concerned that weight training will make them look manly, don’t worry! As females we do not have enough testosterone to become overly muscular. The right type of strength training will help us build the tight and toned bodies we want!

3. DO LESS PUSHUPS AND MORE PULLUPS Want an instant body transformation? Stand straight and pull your shoulders back. You will look instantly slimmer and more elegant. Posture is the most underrated look-changer and many of us hunch over our computers and cell phones too much to notice how bad our postures actually are. “Push” exercises such as pushups and bench press will tighten our chest muscles and make the problem worse. Instead, try adding “pull” exercises such as rows and pullups that will strengthen your back muscles and will open up your chest into a better posture. 4. YOU CAN’T OUT EXERCISE BAD DIET It will take an average person about 2 minutes to eat a Big Mac and it will take that same person about 45 minutes of running to burn those calories. It’s no secret that it’s easier to eat calories than it is to burn them, but regardless of how hard you workout, if you are not watching your nutrition you will see little to no results. If you are trying to lose fat, you need to eat less calories than you spend and that will be almost impossible without your active effort to eat healthy low calorie meals.

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special feature ║ CIRCE + SWAG

Upon walking in the door, you’ll be greeted by Circe + SWAG’s friendly staff

CIRCE + SWAG Holiday Gifts from the Heart By Nicol Jenkins

Circe + SWAG carries an array of men’s accessories, such as these Peter Millar loafers

The perfect holiday outfit for your mother, a keepsake for your best friend, a gift that your boyfriend will cherish and much more awaits all at one store. Circe + SWAG, a lifestyle boutique located in beautiful Delray Beach, has a one-of-a-kind gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list. “If you are doing holiday shopping, Circe + SWAG can help knock out most of your holiday gifts. We have a variety of presents at good price points, from small gifts for friends and teachers to bigger items for your family. All of these gifts are unique and can’t be found at a mall,” said Hannah Forrester, Manager at Circe + SWAG.

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Show your loved ones how much you truly care by giving them something special this holiday season.

The spacious store is full of gorgeous merchandise for both men and women, you’ll love perusing the racks!

Circe + SWAG (Southern Wear and Goods) is a lifestyle store filled with clothing and unique gifts for the entire family. SWAG’s “Southern Wear” presents established and upcoming clothing lines that cater to their Southern roots. These lines offer casual women’s and men’s wear for pre-teen and up. Their “Southern Goods” style offers unique gifts for any gift giving occasion, even if it is a treat for yourself. The local shop prides itself on always staying ahead of the trends, but presenting them in a way that is approachable for everyday life. From casual wear to best dressed, the staff at Circe + SWAG enjoys helping customers look and feel their best. Circe + SWAG carries many well-known designers in clothing, shoes, and accessories. “Our aim will always be to offer the best merchandise paired with impeccable and personalized customer service. Our small, independently owned boutique is a onestop shop lifestyle store. We carry very unique items from women’s and men’s clothing and accessories to home furnishings, an extensive beauty line and much more. Circe + SWAG carries on trend, high quality merchandise without sacrificing their inviting, neighborhood shop atmosphere,” said Forrester. Some of the designers that are showcased at the Delray Beach store include Barbour, Peter Millar, Vineyard Vines, Tibi, Krisa, McGuire Denim and many more. For the holidays, Circe + SWAG is offering some exciting new gift options such as their agate home accessories from Rablabs, bottle openers made from vintage tennis racquets, beauty sets from Jouer, celeb favorite Kai Fragrance, and other items. You can even purchase a gift certificate for that special someone and the staff at Circe + SWAG will be happy to help them pick out something! “We have gifts for the holiday season that you and loved ones will cherish forever. We have such a unique selection, that your friends will want to know where you got them from,” added Forrester. Circe + SWAG first opened its doors in Louisville, KY in the Spring of 2003 with the goal of bringing more unique women’s fashion to Louisville. The store expanded and opened its second location in Delray Beach in December 2014.The owners recognized Delray Beach was a prime location to reach a new audience of both locals and visitors from all over the world, and saw the same opportunity to provide an all in one shopping experience for the whole family. The lifestyle store brings a new way

Any one of Circe + SWAG’s friendly staff would love to help you find that special someone a gift this holiday season

of shopping to Atlantic Avenue and a fresh group of designers. “Circe + SWAG has something for everyone, from business professionals to college students. We have many fashion forward pieces from renowned designers that women of all ages can appreciate, whether it’s casual attire or a dress for a special occasion. Men love our shop because they can come in and get an entire outfit in one place. The store really appeals to both genders and people of all ages,” added Forrester. “What makes us unique is that we are a great place to shop all year round. We are a small independent store and are lucky to have a great staff that is like family; and we try to convey that to all of our customers. Our friendly staff and Southern roots encourage a very warm, inviting atmosphere,” said Forrester. Besides the wide appeal of the store’s merchandise, shoppers can’t help but be drawn to the staff’s welcoming demeanor. They are also very community minded and host various charity events to benefit

area charitable organizations including the American Cancer Society. “We are committed to being involved with the community and working with other businesses in Delray Beach. It is the ‘Village by the Sea’, and we want to help maintain that feel as it’s what initially drew us to Delray. There are so many great retailers along the Avenue, and we are happy to be able to bring our own mix of both men and women’s merchandise to Delray. Whether a guy wants a t-shirt and flip flops for the beach or a woman wants a sundress, jeans, or an outfit for a big night on the town in Delray Beach or Palm Beach, we have it,” said Forrester. Circe + SWAG has the merchandise to keep you looking your best for the weekend or everyday wear! They also offer the best unique gifts for this holiday season. Circe + SWAG 401 E Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33483 561-270-7933

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special feature ║ MArgaux riviera

Elegance And Effulgence Of Style


But her leap was not in vain. The former retail executive and designer knew her stuff but the question was, could she take her passion for fashion and translate it into a language that Delray Beach could understand? The answer is an unequivocal yes. “We are catering to the Bohemian chic lifestyle that is inherent in the Florida way of life. We’ve been open for seven months and our strategy is the same. We’ve been lucky, business is good. Regulars come from as far away as Miami and Palm Beach to shop here,” said the New Jersey native. The store, appropriately named Margaux Riviera, has roots that are purely American, yet with an international flair. Many of the sheer tunic tops with embroidery and majestic beading could easily be worn on the Avenue, but also on the Cote D’Azur. There are layering tunics with fringe, tas-

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When Margaret Doerrer opened a women’s clothing store on Atlantic Avenue last year she took a leap of faith.

Boutique owner Margaret (Margo) Doerrer with a World Family Ibiza bag and Chan Luu open cardigan

sels and uneven hemlines and color abounds in geometrics or tonal solids. The key to the success of this upbeat eclectic store is that it’s a magical playground of color and texture. And that’s what Doerrer had in mind all along. “Because of the heat we dress differently in South Florida than up North. I sell casual chic resort wear and clothing that can go from day to dinner. The lifestyle is more casual here and its warm most of the time, so we have to dress for that element. You can wear most of our outfits or dresses to brunch, the beach and out for the evening. As a matter of fact Doerrer and her crew, that includes her sister-in-law Debbie and Cousin Alice, work hard to make customers feel welcome and act as personal shoppers. “In addition to working with our local cli-

Accessories for the home from Indonesia, France, England and local artisans

ents we send our out-of-town customer’s photos of our new things and act as personal shoppers or stylists. We also stay in touch through social medial.” Doerrer is also “super excited” about their new online venture. This new addition is an online shopping center known as Shoptique. Margaux Riviera will have an online ecommerce shop that mirrors their brick and mortar presence in Delray. The Margaux Riviera message is that fashion can be fun, not repetitive. It’s a far cry from the local malls that replicate designers and styles as if they were a kitchen utensil. That’s why embroidered shorts hang alongside a long white sheer skirt with snap front and open slit. Lightweight ponchos (for the cooler times ahead) have fringe and come in tonal colors that are seamless yet interesting. There’s a sequin dress in a tribal print hanging next to flowing printed pants. That’s the beauty of shopping at a boutique that understands the inherent need of its customers to gather the ethereal and mix it with the real. That means taking a fashion walk on the wild side without tipping the scale of traditional boundaries. “We are a multi-generational store catering to daughters, mothers and grandmothers. There are fashionable woman of all ages. It’s not always about being super sexy although we have that too; it’s about addressing your personal lifestyle and needs.” That reality factor rings loud in Doerrer’s ears. That’s why she carries stretch jeans with a soft hand in tan, gray, blue, green and a brick. There are also belts in varying widths with belt buckles that answer the call of the wild (horses, cougars and snakes) and necklaces that can fringe their way into your heart. The accessories at Margaux Riviera are spectacular yet subtle. They dangle long on the torso with fringe, tassels or beaded detail, while others come with semi-precious stones that stake their claim on your bodice. With this kaleidoscope of color and style comes a following that appreciates fine clothing with a casual element. “We have some people who come here once a week to see what’s new so we have to keep it fresh. My dream was to have a boutique like this, and I am lucky to have incorporated all my previous work experience with great retail and wholesale companies.” Margaux Riviera carries clothing that is unique to South Florida - which is the mystery and the mystique of this wonderful shop. “I love to help women find special things to make them feel beautiful. It’s not about age or style, it’s about feeling good about yourself. That is our goal – to make everyone feel like the star of their own show.”

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Antonio Liguori Follows in the Family Tradition at



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The name Premier Estate Properties conjures up images of luxury real estate, excellent customer service, and super-star realtors.

Pascal ‘Pat’ Liguori has been at the Delray Beach Premier Estate Properties office for the past16 years, and his years of experience make him the ‘go to’ real estate pro. Pascal’s father Alfonso Liguori was in real estate and his brothers (Joseph and Gerard) and sister (Laura) work in their Boca Raton office. Since success comes in threes – the time has come for the third generation of Liguori’s to enter the sterling gates of Premier Estate Properties in Delray Beach. That’s a lot for any young professional to live up to, but Antonio is up to the task. He grew up in the real estate business. It’s quite literally in his blood. Antonio majored in real estate at University of Central Florida and sold over $1.4 million as a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty Advantage III in

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Pascal Liguori with son Antonio Liguori

Premier Estate Properties Broker Associate Antonio Liguori

Orlando. He also spent summers interning at Seaside Builders. While studying real estate, Antonio immersed himself in real estate appraisal, real estate law, investment analysis, marketing, real estate development, residential financing and professional selling. While at UCF Antonio became president of the UCF Men’s Lacrosse program. At the time the team had no financial assets and needed a minimum of $50,000 to fund a lacrosse season. “After countless hours modifying the teams budget, creating robust fundraising campaigns and numerous volunteer events in the community. The team did not just scrape by, it flourished.” When Antonio left the team he had helped raise over $120,000 for the program. “I was very dedicated to my teammates, coaches and the program,” he said. As an intern at Seaside Builders, Antonio worked on high-end luxury home construction projects and took part in the administrative processes of local projects. “This construction internship experience instilled the importance of precision, detail, and the importance of quality materials in high-end homes. Additionally, I held Open Houses and remained attuned to the level of perfection demanded of Seaside Builders’ projects.” When asked about Antonio, Seaside Builders President Tom Laudani had this to say: “We’re happy to see Antonio Liguori joining the family real estate business. I had the pleasure of having him as a summer intern for two years. He was a pleasure to work with, a valuable asset, and we wish him the best.” One thing everyone agrees upon is that Antonio is on the same page as his forefathers. But it seems he has had some help along the way. “My father has been my mentor and role model. Watching my dad’s achievements, I learned what it took for my father to be named one of the top 125 real estate professionals in the nation eight consecutive years by The Wall Street Journal. With unparalleled sales performance he has reached the $983 Million mark in total sales.” Premier Estate Properties does extensive marketing and advertising to its target luxury market. “We focus 100 percent of our attention, resources, marketing and advertising to cater to the needs of our clientele. We have exclusive affiliations with Christies International Real Estate, Leading Estates of the World and Luxury Portfolio.” said Pascal.

Pappy Pat gave Antonio in-depth knowledge and exposure to the Delray Beach market. “Growing up in Delray provided me with firsthand knowledge of the community and its unique neighborhoods. From the time I was a kid, my goal was to work in the real estate business so I got my license at the age of eighteen. Now my goal is to stay current and informed on every aspect of sales in the surrounding areas, and to provide the best possible service to my clients. My dad taught me that prompt follow-up on all inquiries is crucial to success. But he also said that, above all, always doing the right thing is the most important ingredient in maintaining a good reputation.” The Liguori family has always been known for their honesty, integrity, work ethic, and extensive knowledge of the business. “I believe that your reputation is everything. Clients have to trust you and you have to give them the good, the bad and always the truth. If you make a mistake you don’t try to cover it up,” says Pascal. According to Antonio’s family he has inherited this same attention to excellence in customer service and sales that his father has. Those who know Antonio see him as a chip off the old block. They say he is extremely knowledgeable, sensitive to the needs and privacy of his clients. He is committed to

bringing buyers and sellers together. “Antonio’s professionalism, trustworthiness and dedication made all of the difference in our recent home purchase. His quick response time and in-depth knowledge of Delray Beach and surrounding communities allowed us to find a home that was perfectly matched to our needs. Antonio put us at ease and helped streamline the home buying process. We highly recommend Antonio Liguori.” said Scott and Laura MacDonald. Antonio will carry on the Liguori tradition of continually working to stay on the cutting edge of technology available in the industry. “This is an educational component that Premier Estate Properties provides its agents monthly at company-wide meetings.” Not only is Antonio ready and able to stand alongside his accomplished father, but he has the same positive optimistic attitude, commitment to the organization, professionalism and high level of customer service. We wish him well. PREMIER ESTATE PROPERTIES Antonio Liguori – Broker Associate 900 East Atlantic Avenue - Suite 4 Delray Beach, Florida 561.414.4849 Cell

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special feature ║ glavidia Hair studios

Glavidia Hair Studios Salon Offers Luxurious and Welcoming Service By Nicol jenkins

customized quality hair extentions

Glavidia Hair Studios is a full-service boutique salon located in the heart of Delray Beach’s Art District. Owned and operated by master stylist and designer, Glavidia Alexis, Glavidia Hair Studios offers a red carpet experience for all its customers. Specializing in extensions, color, chemical services, and natural hair, the staff provides an experience that tailor fits to each individual need, with a panache that runs the gamut from the bold and the edgy, to soft and sophisticated. The beauty salon services include: coloring and hair styling for women, men and children’s cuts, hair extensions, blow dry, makeup application, fashion design, color correction, blending, Brazilian Keratin treatment, eyelash extensions, and many more specialties. Bridal hair and hair styles for special occasions are also available! “What makes our salon unique is that we are a very diverse salon and we cater to all different hair types. Our staff hones in on maintaining your best look and we offer classes on hair maintenance. Our clients love it here so much that they come back twice a week to get their hair blown out because of our quality service and the welcoming environment. We offer an upscale environment but a down to earth atmosphere,” said the owner. The salon is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, just a few blocks from Atlantic Avenue. If you are looking to relax and enjoy a glass of wine, or have a bite to eat while having your hair done, this is the place for you! The location is ideal for someone who wants the first

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The moment you walk through the doors of Glavidia Hair Studios, you feel right at home and so welcome that you won’t want to leave.

Master stylist designer and owner of Glavidia Hair Studios

class spa amenities but at an affordable price. They also offer salon mixers where clients can network their own businesses. “I support my customers and they support me. My customers are not just another number,” said Glavidia. Glavidia is a licensed cosmetologist who specializes in hair extensions. Her experienced staff offers Color, High Lights, Weaves, Seamless Extensions, Infusions, Relaxers, Re-twist, Make up, Blow-dry, Hair Cuts and more. “I love to make women look and feel great and allowing my imagination to run

wild. There are no limits to what sparks the inspiration to create. I take great pride in my work and understand that, to be exceptional in this field requires more than talent and technique. It requires vision, patience, an eye for detail, and a love for the people your talent serves,” said the owner. Glavidia in fact grew up in a salon, watching her mother make her customers happy through beauty. Since then, she has been working in the business for over 10 years. “My mother owned a salon throughout my adolescence and I was raised in a salon for 15 years. Doing hair came natural to

Trendy inviting staff adds to the boutique salon charm

me. It never feels like work when you go to work doing something that you love,” she said. The salon has a dedicated client base. Some come as far as Palm Beach or Fort Lauderdale areas. “Our clients never want to leave because they feel welcome here. They are like my family. It’s very rewarding to see how the salon has evolved over the years,” said Glavidia. Her customers praise the owner and salon and feel at ease when they walk through the doors. “I have been going to Glavidia for over 3 years now. She offers a personalized professional experience on each visit. She provides a setting that allows you to relax and get away from the every day hustle and bustle but yet a fun girlfriend type of hangout. Her products have kept my hair healthy and I walk away with a creative look each time she styles my hair. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a creative, healthy look, whether it’s a cut, color or sew in,” said one customer. Another long time customer added, “I love her vibe and the energy in the salon. Every time I walk out, I feel like a new and improved woman. She is great with color, extensions, and everyday styling. Haven’t found a stylist this versatile and accommodating ever! I love Glavidia’s salon!” Glavidia Hair Studios 200 NE 2 Ave Suite 112 Delray Beach, 561-265-5127

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special feature ║ PETERMARK SALON

Come To Where Beauty Is Honored


PeterMark biomineral styling products

Then head over to PeterMark Salon in downtown Delray and have the experts fawn over your natural assets and bring out the crown charisma in your hair. This newly expanded salon is a mix of California cool with Delray sophistication. Their combined experience would put Hugh Hefner in the youthful category (135 years combined). “When we started out we had only eight employees and now we have over 25. The environment here is very positive and upbeat. We all have a passion for what we do,” said co-owner Peter DeRosa. There is certainly passion in the air at this newly expanded sparkling salon that


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Do you want to look like a supermodel? Are your tresses in a bit of a rut?

whispers beauty in your ear. The bright white minimalistic interior makes you feel like you’re at the epicenter of Hollywood. And in a way you are. “I go back and forth to LA and co-host Brandi Glanville’s podcast, ‘Brandi Glanville: Unfiltered,’ said co-owner Mark Hasche, who is currently working on a reality show with Glanville. Hasche, who is known for his precision in cutting and styling hair, is a wizard when it comes to making clients look their best. But it’s not just in LA that they work their magic. “I have clients say to me, ‘I thought I could only get a good haircut in New York City but after coming here I have finally found a place to get a high style professional hair experience.’” You also get a lot more, according to both Hasche and DeRosa. “We have fun

Mark Hasche, co-owner, creating another fabulous style

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but we take our profession seriously. When someone comes here, we make sure the client is in sync with the stylist working on their hair. If I can’t meet their needs then one of our other artful stylists will be able to. We want our clients to feel 100% comfortable with the treatment they receive,” said DeRosa. PeterMark Salon is now a whopping 2,000-square-feet with a life size mirrored bull in the window, a disco ball hanging from the ceiling, Lucite chairs, white marble flooring and translucent lighting that is both professional and sexy. It’s a place where feeling good comes natural and looking good is a given. “Marisa has done my color for 12 years. I travel a great deal and never fail to get compliments on my hair color. Because of Marisa I have a sophisticated and natural look. I also get awesome cuts with Mark. I drive an hour for these guys and have flown in to see them when I lived out of the state. I highly recommend this salon,” said Alix of Stuart, Florida. Marisa Guglielmo has been with PeterMark for 13 years and is somewhat of a genius when it comes to coloring hair. She does corrective color and likes to give customers a natural look that doesn’t need excessive maintenance. “I am a master colorist and am able to create the right hair color to fit a person’s facial tone and eye color so their hair comes out flattering and beautiful. We welcome everyone here,” said Marisa. Both Peter and Mark have been doing hair for 20 years and showed a natural ability for the profession in their youth. That’s

why it’s not surprising that supermodels, celebrities and socialites seek them (and their staff) out to make their hair live up to its highest aspirations. “I met Peter when I was doing a photo shoot for a magazine. Now I fly here just to have Peter do my hair. He changes my look, recreates me and makes my hair beautiful. I worked with hairdressers all over the world and no one understands my hair the way Peter does. I let him do what he wants because he loves making women look beautiful,” said former supermodel and actress Jennifer Gimenez. Mark also has a muse who touts his talent. “Mark is an artist, a trusted friend and undoubtedly talented with it comes to hair. On top of that I never have to worry about

Peter Derosa, co-owner and Jodi Burnstein, stylist are having a blast making their clients gorgeous

Jodi Burnstein, working her color expertise on another happy client

and appreciated here.” PeterMark Salon also has their own brand of hair care products that rival the best of them. The product line was created with bio-mineral technology and crystals to give a natural healthy shine. They also have the coveted Oribe brand of hair care products. There’s something else exciting at PeterMark Salon -“Nappy Hour.” From 3 pm to closing every Friday you get a glass of champagne, a wash, blowout and style for only $25. “It’s the perfect place for people to come after the gym (or work) and have a great time while getting beautiful. Nappy Hour is a good first date with PeterMark Salon. We’re open seven days a week because we know beauty is a full-time job.” PETERMARK SALON 12 NE 4th Ave, Delray Beach, Florida 33483 561-265-6763 | Open every day

him compromising the integrity of my hair. Mark cuts and does extensions like no one else. He’s a gem,” said Glanville, who is on the reality TV show, “Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and a bestselling author. The duo have also worked on Paula Abdul , Jill Zarin, Camila Alves, Kelly Bensimon (and other celebrities) hair. But you don’t have to be a celebrity to get an appointment at PeterMark Salon. There are talented hair experts who can work wonders on your tresses. “We are a salon for anyone who wants to look beautiful. People used to think we just wanted to work with PYT (pretty young things) but after coming here they say they wouldn’t go anywhere else. They feel very welcome

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special feature ║ DSQUARED MEDIA

What is SEO and 5 Reasons Local SEO is Important


You may have heard this term used around: SEO. It stands for Search Engine Optimization. One of the biggest search engines that took the internet by storm in 1998 was Google.

You might have even said the phrase ‘just Google it.’ With Google’s easy to use features and visually appealing site, it has quickly become extremely popular and now it’s the most used for search engines on the internet. So, this is where SEO comes into play. When you create a website, let’s say the website sells custom design coffee mugs, you naturally want your website to show up on the first page of Google when people

search the term ‘customized coffee mugs’. But… everyone else that makes and sells custom coffee mugs also wants the top spots on Google. So what do you do? The answer is SEO. SEO analyzes the website and finds ways that will improve the site’s search results by using keywords, search terms, and also other things like backlinks, which helps with the authority of the site.

1. Competition Every year, thousands of start-up businesses establish themselves as impressive new enterprises. This causes the search visibility of businesses to drop in a heavily company-congested area. So, how do companies get visibility from all the other companies in their area on search engines? Using local SEO techniques like optimizing content locally will allow business owners to seek more business in their local area. This makes local SEO important for businesses.

2. Local Businesses Google loves local businesses and has favoritism towards them. Over the years, Google has shown what appears to be obvious favoritism towards small, new, and exceptionally responsive companies. Google created an algorithm called “Pigeon Update” in July 2014 that provides more accurate and relevant local search results. This allows new business owners to break new ground with limited resources. Local SEO contributes immensely to improving online visibility. Lots of people are now

5 Reasons Why Local SEO is Important

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searching for services and products online. The more visible a company is online, the more business that company will get. 3. Individualized Search Results If you are searching on Google and are logged into your account, Google will create individualized search results from your location. When you are logged in, location will play a large role in your searches. The benefits of local SEO unfold further as Google becomes more sophisticated and predictive, and users begin requiring more individualized results than ever before.

4. Mobile Device Popularity The number of online searches on a mobile device drastically outnumbers the results from a desktop computer. This is why there are so many more ads on your cell phone or tablet search than a desktop computer, because more people are searching on mobile devices. This is why local searches and local SEO are important, because people are usually on the go when they search for something. Having local

SEO will help contribute to the on the go searching from users on their mobile devices.

5. Personalized and Interactive Experience One of the main benefits of local SEO is the highly personalized and collaborative relationship facilitated between business owners and search engine optimizers. Local SEO companies are but a phone call away – reachable, responsive, and directly invested. Local SEO companies come with a working knowledge of every in and out of local results. Local business owners should support other local business owners to help benefit the local economy.

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Google continues to update and expand every year. If you are considering starting up a local SEO campaign or investing in a local search engine optimization company instead of a larger, big name company that will be less intimate, there is no time like the present to start. We at Dsquared Media come equipped with a working knowledge of all local campaign essentials, and have years of experience working closely alongside our clients to ensure their online presence stays up-to-date while maintaining consistent growth. To begin your local campaign alongside a trusted, reputable, and immensely knowledgeable local search engine optimization company, give Dsquared Media a call today. | 561.277.3365

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special feature ║ Diamonds East International

Diamonds East InternationaL

Has The Glitz & Glamour This Holiday Season!

by Trish Giando

Gift giving and exchanges have been used in different cultures and countries throughout the world since ancient times and today they still continue to bring all a sense of warmth and joy. Who doesn’t feel full of happiness and holiday spirit while searching for that special gift for a loved one or to even bring home a treat for themselves. It’s definitely a fun time of the year, however many people still feel stressed out trying to choose the right gift for each person on their list. Diamonds East International is here to help and are happy to announce their new arrivals this year featuring numerous additions to their collection of pre-owned Swiss timepieces, diamond jewelry and more. “No matter who you are shopping for this holiday season, here at Diamonds East we

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Well it’s that time of year again and there’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than shop for jewelry!

have that special something for everyone on your holiday list. Whether it’s a timeless piece of jewelry or a luxurious timepiece you will be sure find that special gift for your loved ones here” said owner Ken Mordechai. Choose from brand new items, designer pieces, vintage, estate items or even have something newly designed. You can also transform any pre-owned piece into one that is more up to date. You can shop for that special bracelet, necklace or earrings such as diamond studs or diamond hoops to enhance that holiday hairstyle and ring in the New Year! Diamonds East International’s watch collections both new and pre-owned, have many styles to choose from including looks such as sporty, contemporary or more formal... Choose from Swiss timepiece brands

such as Rolex, Breitling, Cartier, Patek Philippe, IWC, Jaeger La Coulter and many more both for men and women. All of our watchmakers are CW-21 certified. “We offer the biggest and best selection of watches that you can find in this area. Our expertise in watches is equal to that of our knowledge in diamonds and gems. Our diamond collection has all shapes and sizes along with the utmost in quality,” said owner Ken Mordechai. Browse the many bracelets, necklaces and earrings on display along with a unique collection of engagement and wedding rings and many others. The jewelers at Diamond’s East can create whatever look you wish as well. Diamond’s East is proud to be an Authorized Dealer for both Benchmark and Rubber B Official. “Benchmark wedding rings

are crafted to perfect form, shape and purpose. Every angle has been designed from a concept, and built to perfection. Coupled with Benchmark’s outstanding Lifetime Guarantee, these rings will always uphold the appearance they were built to have.” “Rubber B” is the ultimate strap for Rolex.

These “vulcanized rubber” straps come in a variety of colors in order to enhance the quality and beauty of many Rolex watches. Diamonds East offers a complimentary installation of any Rubber B strap purchased at their store. Diamonds East is for every type of shop-

per. For those with limited budgets, they are able to offer luxury goods at great prices because of their ability to purchase these items at wholesale prices and share the savings with their own customers. Be sure to also check your collection of forgotten jewelry. If you are you no longer wearing any of these pieces, think about the possibility of restoring, updating or trading in. “Our jewelers can update an older piece of jewelry to make it fresh and modern or simply replace missing stones in existing pieces in order to revive a sentimental treasure back to life. Have an old watch that is just laying around? Bring it in to trade towards a new one,” said owner Ken Mordechai. Diamonds East is a member of the Better Business Bureau, Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and is well-known in Boca Raton and Delray Beach as well as all over the world. This family owned business takes pride in providing outstanding service and integrity in their products. On behalf of Ken Mordechai and the entire staff at Diamonds East International, they wish you all a happy, healthy, memorable holiday season. They also look forward to assisting you with all your jewelry needs in 2016! Diamonds East International 4251 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton (W. of Federal Hwy., 1 block north of Spanish River Blvd.) 561-353-3278 | “Like” them on Facebook and follow them on Instagram@diamondseast in order to keep up with all the new arrivals. | December 2015 81

special feature ║ 3200 south ocean

Don’t just own a home. Own the lifestyle.



Nestled between Delray Beach and Boca Raton, in Highland Beach, is the newest, most desirable waterfront address in South Florida.

3200 South Ocean is located directly on the Intracoastal with a private boardwalk to one of Florida’s most beautiful and exclusive beaches. Here, a select few residents will enjoy a one-of-a-kind lifestyle with incomparable amenities. Inside, the high floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive private balconies take advantage of the panoramic views and natural light, while the exquisite master suites, bathrooms, and European-style kitchens surround you with comfort and convenience. Premium wood floors span the entire main living area. The master bedroom offers oversized closets and a private, covered balcony. Your designer kitchen will feature custom cabinets and stone countertops. A wine cooler is included among the Bosch appliance package, and a Grohe faucet adds sophistication to the single-bowl, under-counter mounted sink. All baths are elegantly appointed with marble

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or porcelain floors. Master baths include a soaker tub, his-and-her vanities, and frameless glass showers with a rainshower head. For convenience, there’s a laundry room with a full-sized, front-loading washer and dryer. Throughout your residence, you’ll find the latest technology, allowing you to control the energy-efficient heating and air-conditioning, entry system, and fire-alarm sprinkler system. Structured wiring puts you at the forefront of high-speed Internet access, telephone, and television service. Custom lighting detail includes recessed lighting and wiring customized to your fixtures. Outside, contemporary architecture greets you as you pull into the covered parking garage. You’ll stroll decorative, brick-paved walkways canopied by lush tropical landscaping. Ground-floor residents can dip into their own private plunge pool. All residents can cool off in the luxurious rooftop pool, rising seven stories above the beach. The rooftop is also the place to relax and enjoy the views from the yoga lawn. On the second floor, you can take advantage of the well-appointed grilling area and clubroom, and on the first floor, a well-equipped fitness center. An elegant lobby offers a 24-hour security office. At 3200 South Ocean, you’ll experience all the Seagate lifestyle has to offer, with membership opportunities at The Seagate Beach Club, The Seagate Country Club, and the new Seagate Yacht Club. The Seagate Beach Club offers upscale or casual ocean-view dining, a

beachside pool and bar with pool and oceanside service, as well as a wide range of watersports activities. The Seagate Country Club features a Joe Lee–designed championship golf course and state-of-the-art practice facility. Not surprisingly, it’s home to numerous PGA champions. The new Seagate Yacht Club features a 44-slip marina directly on the Intracoastal that accommodates yachts up to 120 feet in length. As a resident at 3200 South Ocean, you can take advantage of the abundance of amenities available at The Seagate Hotel & Spa. The Seagate Spa offers a complete range of treatments and services along with an array of exclusive products to help you relax, refresh, and rejuvenate. When you reside at 3200 South Ocean, the breathtaking views and calm ocean breezes are complemented by all the upscale shopping, dining, and nightlife this coveted location has to offer. This exceptional new residence on A1A near Delray Beach and Boca Raton is already under construction, with occupancy for a select few beginning as early as the fall of 2016. Choose from two- and three-bedroom condominium homes starting at $1.4 million and ranging in size from 1,800 to more than 3,700 square feet. There’s only one address for those who aspire to the ultimate luxury lifestyle. Visit the new sales center in The Seagate Hotel & Spa, call 561-202-1215, or visit | December 2015 83

special feature ║ changing faces makeup

Look Years Younger with Permanent Makeup

Changing Faces Makeup by nicol jenkins


photos by melissa korman

Changing Faces Makeup in Delray Beach offers only the highest quality in permanent makeup and beyond. Their services include eyeliner, hair stroke eyebrows, lip liner and tinting, and microneedling.

They also offer advanced skin care facials, anti aging peels, lip and eyebrow waxing, wrinkle reduction needling, brown spot removal, custom blended colors for eyebrows, and many more beauty services. Rhonda Vacanti, a permanent makeup artist and licensed skin care specialist, has much experience in the beauty field and decided to open Changing Faces Makeup about four years ago. Unlike other permanent makeup artists, Vacanti is licensed with the Palm Beach County and state Health Departments and is board certified. She is well known for her attention to detail and for perfecting the art of permanent makeup. “My passion to help women look fabulous is paramount in my practice. I donate my services to various cancer organizations. I have built my reputation on hard work and perseverance and pride myself in my expertise in the procedures offered at Changing Faces Makeup,” said Vacanti. complimentary consultations

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Rhonda Vacanti, faam, lfs

The permanent makeup and skin care services offered at Changing Faces Makeup has helped women of all ages from 25 all the way to 90 years old. Permanent Makeup demand has grown rapidly from the young to the more mature for those who desire a soft, natural enhancement to their appearance. It is especially valuable to people who can’t wear traditional cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities; active people who want to look their best for sports activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, aerobics; and those who don’t want to worry about “sweating off” or reapplying cosmetics. Permanent Makeup also benefits the vision challenged who have difficulty applying their cosmetics; and others with dexterity related conditions such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke survivors, and

busy people who don’t have time to spend applying and refreshing makeup throughout the day and evening. Cancer patients who have lost their hair can benefit from the permanent makeup. “Permanent makeup has Natural Hairstroke Eyebrows lots of benefits and can last anywhere from two to five years. I use only the highest quality products including a digital machine and top of the line topicals. I take pride in having a clean and sanitized office,” said Vacanti. Formerly working as an Optician, Vacanti went back to school after her children’s father passed away from cancer. She has been in the field since 1997, when she established Changing Faces makeup. She takes the time to meet with each of her clients and individualizes a treatment that’s geared just for their needs. “My drive was to make a better living for them. When I did work as an optician, I saw a lot of bad permanent makeup work and I wanted to perfect it,” added Vacanti. Besides continuously taking classes to perfect her trade, Vacanti has taught beginners classes for people getting into the field and now teaches advanced techniques for advance technicians at Changing Faces Makeup. In addition, she performs permanent makeup procedures for top professionals in the industry. She’s literally the “Permanent Makeup Artist to the Permanent Makeup Artists” and specializes in women who have had facelift and eyelid surgery. She is also an active member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals. “What I find especially rewarding is when people come in who can’t see well or had cancer or a condition and I am giving them back those eyebrows that frame the face. I am giving them their face back, and it’s a very rewarding field in many ways. My clients look younger after they have permanent makeup,” said Vacanti, adding, “Delray Beach is a great central location because I have clients from as South as Miami and Fort Lauderdale and all the way up. Many of my clients are visiting the area as well and some are staying nearby at the Hyatt Place. Since Changing Faces Makeup is located so close to Atlantic Avenue, many clients make a day out of it and have lunch or another beauty service.” Her clients praise Vacanti and Changing Faces Makeup for making a positive difference in their lives. “I cannot live without my permanent eyeliner. You have continued to make my eyes look great for the past 10 years!” said one happy client. Another added, “I love my eyebrows. Everyone says I look so great with them…10 years younger.” Stop by Changing Faces Makeup today for a new look and a new you! Gift certificates are available at Changing Faces Makeup for this holiday season! Buy your mother, wife, or grandmother the gift that keeps giving! Changing Faces Makeup 140 NE 2nd AVE Suite 17 Delray Beach FL (next to the Hyatt Place) 561-601-5106 | December 2015 85

special feature ║ validate

VALIDATE ONLINE DATING Honesty Is The Best Policy By diane feen


photos by melissa korman

Finding a mate online has become one of the most popular ways of meeting your match, the experts say.

Not just for a casual date, but for a lifelong commitment. That’s why it’s so important to know who’s on the other side of the computer screen when you meet your potential Mr. or Ms. Right. Todd Moss and Bob Birdsong knew this all too well. Moss’s sister was newly divorced when she entered the foray of online dating. Because she was new to dating (and online resources) she asked her private investigator brother to do background checks on her potential online suitors. The results were astounding. “I did background checks on the men that my sister and her friends were plan-

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The ValiDATE homepage

ning to date from online dating services. It turned out that a lot of the information they gave was false. They were older than their profile stated and some were marChecking out

ried,” said Moss, co-founder of the new online dating service ValiDATE. This false alarm – so to speak – was the impetus for Moss to come up with a new way of online dating that guarantees that blind dates don’t have to be such a mystery. To guarantee un-anonymity in the online dating arena Moss contacted his friend Bob Birdsong, a local Florida businessman and philanthropist. Together they formed what is now called ValiDATE. This online dating service makes sure that everyone is “who they say they are” because all members are thoroughly vetted by way of IP tracking software that does a background check on all members. “Our goal is to make online dating as safe as it can possibly be,” said ValiDATE CoFounder Birdsong. “It’s our priority to provide maximum security measures for our members and create a safe environment for people to meet.” Birdsong had his own dilemma with online dating, which was one of the reasons he was so eager to join up with Moss to create ValiDATE. When he was single Birdsong

Todd Moss and Bob Birdsong, co-founders of ValiDATE

did what many other single men do – he turned to an online dating site to meet his match. He started dating what seemed like a nice woman – until she wasn’t. “I was dating a woman I met online. She seemed nice, but after a few months I broke off the relationship. That’s when she starting stalking me, showing up at my office and my home. I had to pay a private investigator and an attorney to get rid of her, and only then did I find out she had a criminal record. If I had known that I would never have entered into a relationship with her,” said Birdsong. Many people who go online to meet their dream partner don’t realize that the person on the other side of the screen can be using a fake name, someone else’s picture or have a criminal record. If you ask Moss he’ll tell you that it is a common theme for men to be married, older than their profile says or have a criminal record. That, he said, can have deadly consequences for one segment of the population. “For single parents who start dating it is important that they meet someone who has good intentions and a clean record. We work with Child Rescue Coalition to make sure that our members are not pedophiles. Some men go online for dating services so they can gain access to the woman’s chil-

dren. If you’re a single parent, our dating site is a no-brainer,” said Moss, who wants people to know that ValiDATE is the only non-law enforcement agency with access to the Child Rescue Coalition database. ValiDATE is for all ages, religions and lifestyles. “It doesn’t matter if you’re straight or gay we are here to protect an honest person so they can go out with other honest people. We are providing a service that’s more than a dating service. Think of the peace of mind you’ll have going on a first date knowing the person you’re meeting is who they say they are,” said Birdsong. Though online dating sites have become enormously popular, no one talks about the potential downside of this mode of finding your cupid. “Women have been raped by men they met online and others might be career criminals. I know someone who had their picture copied and used on a dating service by someone else. Those people can’t join our online dating service because they can’t hide their record,” said Moss. ValiDATE requires background checks every six months to make sure members are qualified and honest. They verify background, age, location and make sure there is no illicit web activity.

Only validated members are able to see profiles and connect with like-minded individuals with similar interests. Members always know exactly who they are meeting – professionals with clean backgrounds with nothing to hide. “All of these measures increase ValiDATE’s level of security,” said Moss. “ValiDATE members can now meet datable matches online with the peace of mind that the person they’re connecting with is who they say they are. This is going to be the Gold Standard in the future. It’s important to know who you are letting into your home and your life.” Right now ValiDATE is only available to South Florida residents from Miami to Palm Beach County. But in the next year the site will be going nationwide. ValiDATE was started by three entrepreneurs with a combined 52 years of experience in the military, law enforcement and private investigation. Their only goal is to make online dating safer and more secure for everyone. As they like to say, “Why Tempt Fate, ValiDATE!” We agree. Information on ValiDATE (or to join) go to Enter atlanticave as the coupon code and receive a free month membership! | December 2015 87

special feature ║ JASMIN BOUTIQUE

Elegance And Style


Jasmin Boutique in Royal Palm Place

She knew it while she was a working as a South Florida businesswoman and she knows it now. The only difference is that now she can (and does) make a difference in women’s lives. She does this by being the chaperon of fine taste in downtown Boca. It is in her new shop that Jasmine has culled feminine dresses, workout clothing, sportswear and accessories that are ladylike yet elegant. “A woman dressed with confidence impacts the world,” she said. “When a woman dresses well she feels good and it does something to her confidence.” She has a point. Wearing clothing that makes you feel good is empowering and Otero has known that for a long time. Up until now she didn’t have the chance to channel her love of fashion into something bigger than herself. Now she can have an impact on everyone who comes into her shop. One person who is grateful for Otero’s presence is Jessica Alavi. “Jasmin Boutique has a great selection of prestigious brands. I love the private shopping experience without having to deal with boutique mark-ups. I found an elegant Ted Baker dress for a South Beach wedding the day before the event. Jasmine had eight dresses waiting for me upon arrival. I am very grateful - and will be a loyal customer at this store moving forward,” said Alavi. Not only is Otero the perfect muse for her store’s namesake, but she has designed the shop with her partner Brad Dutton. And, they’ve done a wonderful job of bring-

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photos by melissa korman

Jasmine Otero understands the transformative power of fashion.

ing style to this homage of luxury. Dutton has been in the fabric business for many years and brings a wealth of knowledge to this retail venue. He’s also the perfect Southern gentleman. The shop features antiques that were passed down from Dutton’s family and are now a feature presentation in this new shop. An antique sewing machine sits near the wall and a 1920s mannequin is draped in lace and pearls. There’s also a wooden chair from a 19th century school house and a real butcher block table. But the star of this show is definitely the clothing and accessories. Ted Baker bags are perched on a shelf – some are pink patent with feminine bows and others are less subdued with red and black cherries.

There are knee length suede fringe skirts, black leatherette fitted pants and enough body hugging dresses to fill your closet and your social calendar. Otero is an arbiter of style and is ready to help others find their inner Audrey Hepburn. “A woman can accomplish more when she feels good about herself and how she looks. I want women to feel confident and beautiful. We focus on helping everyone look their best here,” said the Florida native. Otero refers to her shop as an upscale luxury boutique, but it’s a lot more. She carries luxe fine weave cotton shirts from Swedish clothier Stenströms, white chiffon zip front shirt-jackets and a knit halter dress with sheer bodice and slenderizing seams. They also have soft mini-cord jeans, black

Owners Brad & Jasmine with their 4 children, Bradley, Yelise, Sullivan & Ramsey

Ted Baker accessories

pants with floral print trim, wide legged jeans and a halter romper with built-in bra and sash waist. There are dresses that sizzle and workout clothing that are hip and functional (with gold button trim). Many are made in the USA. Jasmin Boutique is adding fashionable children’s clothing in the store. “As a mother of three girls I know (and understand) the need to find that perfect outfit for your daughters for special events. I also have a little boy.” The location for Jasmin Boutique is perfect for its savvy countenance. Surrounded by fine restaurants and art galleries, it’s the perfect fit for the Boca, Delray and Palm Beach lifestyle. When the snowbirds come to town they’ll also be thrilled that Otero has taken her good fashion sense on the road (sort of). If you’re looking for something dressy Jasmin Boutique has lace dresses and novelty trimmed sheaths in all colors and prints. There are sunglasses, colorful print scarves and bold jewelry to compliment your every mood. Otero is the perfect hostess and savvy stylist whose only goal is to make you look and feel beautiful. And, if femininity and fashion are contagious, you’ll be learning from the best. Jasmin Boutique 101 Plaza Real South - Suite C Boca Raton FL 33432 Open Monday-Saturday 11am - 7pm 561-235-8270

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special feature ║ HY PA – HY MA

Shopping With A Purpose

HY PA – HY MA By Diane Feen

Shop and Trolley Hop

But imagine that your shopping experience was also an act of philanthropy. Hy Pa – Hy Ma owner Nance Bernet made that happen last month when she participated in the Shop Hop Trolley Tour hosted by St. Vincent Ferrer. The purpose of the event was to raise funds for their school that turned 60-years-old. It worked this way – three trolleys were dispatched with ladies (and a few gents, including Frank McKinney) that were taken to local clothing boutiques to shop. The clothing store owner then donated a percentage of the profit to the Capital Campaign Fund for St. Vincent Ferrer School. The day started with a continental breakfast in the Kellaghan Hall (at the church) and then the morning began at 9:30. “Three trolleys pulled up at different times in front of the store and everyone shopped. It was so much fun. The women bought dresses, jewelry, pants and tops. It was wonderful to do something that was not only enjoyable, but was for a good cause,” said Hy Pa – Hy Ma owner Nance. Turns out that not only is Nance a member of St. Vincent Ferrer, but her grandchildren (12-year-old Andrew and 10-year-old Ellie) attend the school at St. Vincent Ferrer as well. Nance made sure the event was festive by serving wine and cheese and decorating the store with colorful balloons. “It’s great to do something positive while also contributing to the new school. Giving back to the community

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photos by melissa korman

Let’s face it, shopping can be great fun. It’s creative, colorful and transformative.

creates good will and makes you feel good.” There are other reasons to feel good when at Hy Pa – Hy Ma. The main one is that the clothing is a world away from large retailers that stick to one designer and one style per season. Hy Pa – Hy Ma has an amazing black bolero sweater-jacket with faux fur trimming by Joseph Ribkoff and assorted novelty tunics that slenderize and glamorize the torso. That’s the beauty of shopping at this local boutique that has been a fixture in downtown Delray for 38 years. Nance takes elegance and femininity to the racks with clothing that fits all lifestyles and moods. “Women today are ageless; they want clothing that makes them feel youthful and beautiful. No matter what age they are women take Pilates classes, working outside the home and lead active lives. No one is old anymore – being old is passé.” Hy Pa – Hy Ma also has wonderful accessories that include leather belts with gold buckles and trim, colorful scarves, handShop and Sip for a worthy cause

bags and jewelry. There are elegant (and casual) dresses that camouflage flaws and maximize the feminine physique. They also have sophisticated tunics in stylish prints or solids with or without embellishment. Hy Pa – Hy Ma also participated in the runway fashion show at the Delray Beach Club on the same day as the Shop Hop Trolley Tour. Since both events used live models to highlight the clothing Nance’s daughter Mia walked the runway, as well as niece Betsy, daughter-in-law Beth, Joan and Wanda. Hy Pa – Hy Ma is a veritable treasure chest of fashion goodies for your body and your soul. It’s a feel good space with a boutique heritage that predates the age of androgyny and embraces the essence of femininity. Nance is also a supporter of the upcoming St. Vincent Ferrer Gala in January (its 75th birthday) and the three-day exuberant festival in March. HyPa HyMa 900 E. Atlantic Ave. Suite 19 Waterway East Plaza 561-276-1444

“Why Do They Keep Coming to this Doctor?…” (Who admits to curing no one)

Photo by Melissa Korman

Dear Friend, I’ve got to tell you something I’ve never said out loud. But, what I’m going to tell you makes so much sense that you’ll probably get mad that no one told you this before. I’ve been a doctor in this town for 3 years. And, to this day, I’ve never cured anyone. You may think the word would get around and no one would come to me anymore. The opposite is true. The more people who understand, the more people come to see me. Several times a day, patients thank me for helping them with their health problems. But I can’t really take the credit. I’ve never healed anyone of anything. What I do is perform a specific spinal adjustment to remove nerve pressure, and the body responds by healing itself. And, we get terrific results! That’s why our office is filled with people who have found help nowhere else. Here’s my story… “At the time, I’m an active, happy ten year old, and life is good. But then, it happens… I develop a painful type of headache known as ‘migraines.’ In my case it comes on suddenly. On a weekly basis I’m getting at least one migraine with pain so bad I have to go in a dark room, with no sounds, and pray when I wake up the pain is gone. The throbbing pain sometimes is so bad I can’t even think. I’m afraid I’ll do badly in school, be unable to do sports, and lose friends if the disability continues. After trying medication (one of the only options, according to the doctor) my parents and I decide against it. But, there’s more… A family friend convinces my family and me to give his doctor a try. This new doctor does an exam, takes some films, and then ‘corrects’ my spine. The correction doesn’t hurt, it actually feels good. I get relief, and shortly afterwards, my migraines disappear. Oh, did I mention this doctor is a chiropractor? Chiropractic works so well for me, and I’m so impressed with the other ‘miracles’ I see in his office, I eventually go to chiropractic school myself. And that’s how it happened!”

Resting in our relaxation room helps adjustments last longer. For the last 3 years, people from Delray Beach and the surrounding areas have come to see me with: • Headaches/Migraines • Fibromyalgia • Vertigo/Dizziness • Chronic fatigue • Neck Pain • Shoulder/Arm Pain • Backaches • Numbness In Limbs • Athletic Injuries to name a few… Here’s some of your neighbors success stories: “Finally I found relief for the neck and shoulder pain I have been dealing with for about a year.” (Jarrod White, Delray Beach, FL) “This is the best thing I have ever done for my body!” (Rosanne Patsy, Delray Beach, FL) Here’s the most important thing I have to say. Your body is made to heal itself, and it does that best when it’s free of nerve interference. So, as much as I’d like the credit, I can’t take it. I’ve never healed anyone of anything. I analyze the nervous system and the spine and perform specific spinal adjustments to remove nerve pressure. The body responds, and often it heals itself once that nerve interference is removed.

Exciting Offer - Look, I know you’re smart. You want to get to the cause of your problems, and not just cover them up with drugs. When you are one of the first 20 people to call and schedule a new patient exam (before December 31st, 2015) you’ll receive the entire exam for $27. That includes x-rays, paraspinal thermal imaging, postural analysis… and there’s no hidden fees. But, call right away because we expect to be flooded with calls as this exam normally costs $170. Again, there’s only 20 of these slots available, so don’t miss out. (The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee examination, or treatment.). Our office is both friendly and warm and we try our best to make you feel at home. We have a wonderful service, at an exceptional fee! Our office is called Schrier Family Chiropractic and it is at 315 N.E 2nd Ave., (located in Pineapple Grove). Our phone number is 561-4452648. Call Pam or me today for an appointment. We can help. Thank you. -Elan Schrier, D.C. P.S. All people respond differently to care. We never promise a cure, but we do promise to do our best.

special feature ║ GULFSTREAM ROOFING

Staff at Gulfstream Roofing facility

37 Years And Going Strong



photo by melissa korman

Whether you know it or not, your roof is the heart and soul of your home. Though not a sexy subject, maintaining your roof is imperative to a healthy happy life. Sounds crazy, right?

Well it’s not. If you talk to Florida homeowners you will hear stories of water damage, mold, ant infestations and other maladies that originated from a leaking or faulty roof. The insidious part of resolving this problem is that it often lies in the abyss. Which is why homeowners don’t realize where the problem is until it has escalated to catastrophic proportion. And if you’ve ever lived (or rented) a

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home in South Florida and noticed your air had a bad smell or you were inundated with ants, then chances are that your roof needs some TLC. One thing that most people don’t know is that a roof needs yearly maintenance just like most things of value. “A roof is as expensive as a car yet people know they have to change the oil in their cars. Well, a roof also needs proper maintenance,” said Matt Weindorfer, a 40-year veteran of the

roofing business at Gulfstream Roofing. One thing that is not discussed (or taught in school) is that proper roof maintenance is an important part of keeping your home safe and healthy. Not just for you, but for your children and loved ones. And nowhere is it more imperative than in South Florida where the heat and moisture can wreck havoc on your roof. According to Gulfstream roofing expert Chad Gleaton, the heat and cold expands parts

Photos by smith aerial photos

2015 Craftsmanship Award for Metal Roofing

heavy rain storm. Look for wet spots in your home, check out window areas for water instruction and see if there are ants. For a flat deck roof (or low slope roof) it is important to have your roof inspected yearly and cleaned when necessary. If it is dirty (or has a dull look) that can cause more heat to enter your home. Gulfstream suggests having a good siliconbased coating to extend the life of the low sloped roof. If you’re a snowbird (and have been away) it’s a good thing to have your roof inspected to see if the gutters are clogged, tiles are broken, or if plants or seedlings are pulling up your underlayment. “We are professionals and have an old-fashioned approach to building relationships with clients and constantly striving to earn their trust and business at every opportunity,” said founder and owner Bob McDonald, who has been in the roofing business most of his life. Gulfstream Roofing installs new roofs, does re-roofing, maintenance and repairs for both commercial and residential properties. They recently finished re-

Photos by smith aerial photos

of your roof and the sun exposure can cause the underlayment to deteriorate. The best way to know the condition of your roof – and to make the necessary repairs – is to call a licensed roofing contractor who is bonded and insured. Though some contractors are willing to make roof repairs, the experts at Gulfstream Roofing suggest hiring only a reputable roofing company. A good roof will last about 25 years but you have to know what to look for to make sure it’s in top shape. If you see leaks coming from the corner seams of your gutters then you should have your roof and gutters inspected for debris, missing shingles and broken or missing tiles. Gulfstream Roofing also suggests having a yearly maintenance roof check to examine roof openings such as vents and stacks. “We’ve seen roof leaks caused by plumbers who used a snake to clean a pipe and it tore the roof flashing. This can cause leaks and problems inside the home,” said Weindorfer. It’s also important to do a visual inspection of your home a few hours after a

roofing an 18,000-square-foot estate and won the coveted Craftsmanship Award from the Construction Association of South Florida for 2015. They not only have an A+ rating on Angie’s list, but their customers can’t say enough good things about them. “We hired Gulfstream Roofing to do a re-roof on an existing concrete tile roof. They were competitive in pricing and started and finished the job quickly. The crew was excellent and the cleanup after removing the old roof was excellent. If you need a new roof this is the company to go to.” The Gulfstream Roofing name is one that is respected and revered in the roofing industry. Their customers (that include building contractors) and homeowners know they’re getting the best work when they call Gulfstream. Give them a call for a free estimate. You’ll be pleased with the outcome. Gulfstream Roofing 140 NW 18th Ave Delray Beach, FL 33444 (561) 276-9500

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special feature ║ delray beach marketing cooperative

Come Home for the Holidays



This year the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative invites you to come home for the holidays and enjoy a month of traditional Christmas activities.

Delray Beach may have attained national recognition as the Most Fun Small Town in America and Coastal Living’s Happiest Seaside Town, but it’s warm small town characteristics are what make it such a special place for those who live and visit to spend the holidays. There are an assortment of fun events and activities happening in town the entire month of December. The action kicks off on December 3rd at the annual lighting of the world famous Delray Beach Christmas tree. For complete details of all holiday festivities please go to

100 Foot Christmas Tree Lighting Event Santa Arrives at 7pm

Holiday Activities Tree Hours: Dec 4th- Jan 1st

Holiday Market By the Sea: Nov 27th-Jan 1st Visit with Santa: Dec 4th-Dec 23rd Christmas at Cason Cottage! Dec 3rd –Dec31st Old School Square Holiday Festivities: Dec 1st – Dec 31st Gift Shop and activities: Open Nov 27th – Jan 1st Ice Skating; Kid’s Train Rides; Putt’n Around Mini Golf; Carousel

Lighting of the Famous 100 Foot Christmas Tree at 7:15pm Bands at Worthing Park Stage: *Josh Miles & The Sweet Somethings (5pm-7pm) *Solid Brass (7pm-9pm) Band on NE 2nd Ave *Regi and Kimi (5pm-9pm) Activities: *Entertainment by local schools (5pm-9pm) * Create and Hang your own ornament on one of the 10 REAL Christmas Trees located on Atlantic Avenue, brought to you by STARBUCKS & Avenue Church * Face painting by Avenue Church * Send a card to our Troops abroad - Brought to you by HOW Foundation * WiLD 95.5 - Broadcast live from 4p-8p - Maverick * GATER 98.7 - Onsite - 5p-end -Game Tent * Mia 92.1 - Onsite - 5p-End -Game tent

Delray Beach 2015 Holiday Events December 3rd 100 Foot Christmas Tree Opens December 6th Menorah Lighting December 5th, 12th, 19th, and 20th Cookie Cruise with Santa

* KOOL 105.5 - Onsite 5p-end -Game Tent

December 11th 45th Annual Holiday Boat Parade

* Home Depot - House building activity and REAL trees donated for decorating

December 12th Holiday Parade December 19th Screen on the Green – Christmas Movies

*Vista BMW holiday activity

December 31st First Night New Year’s Celebration

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special feature ║ Look Back at 2015

2015 was quite a year in Delray By LINDA BROWN


We take a look back at the five most important stories and trends as we speed toward 2016.

Development Heated battles over development topped the news in 2015. The long debated and soon to be litigated Atlantic Crossing project continues to be front and center. Proponents note that the approved project required no waivers or variances and that developers agreed to 73 conditions demanded by city and neighborhood lead-

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ers. They say the project will add much needed office space and retail to an area of downtown that needs a shot in the arm. They also note the added tax base and jobs promised by the project. Opponents fear traffic and claim the developers took out a promised surface road. Developers counter that the road—Atlantic Court—was part of an old site plan that was actually more intense than the new plan.

They have offered a road directly from US 1 directly into a parking garage. At year end, the project seems headed to court. Another highly contentious project is the proposed iPic theater and office building slated for the old library site. The commission narrowly gave approval to the project, but it still must go through the city’s notoriously clunky site plan pro-

cess before proceeding. Meanwhile, projects continue to pop up south of the avenue and along North Federal Highway. Fire Whether to allow the merger of the Delray Beach Fire Department with Palm Beach County is another landmark issue debated in 2015. Proponents of the merger note that most firefighters want to merge for better wages and benefits and that the city would benefit from the county’s investment in equipment, personnel and facilities. But opponents think the deal will ultimately be a bad one for Delray taxpayers and they want to keep the 100 plus year old department local. Home rule is a big factor. Once the department “goes to the county” it is accepted wisdom that the city won’t be able to get it back should the deal not prove to be advantageous. Cultural Shifts Long time Old School Square President Joe Gillie retired in 2015 and was replaced by Rob Steele. The long time director of the Downtown

Development Authority Marjorie Ferrer also departed in 2015 replaced by her assistant director, Laura Simon. The CRA saw new leadership in 2015 with Jeff Costello taking the reins along with a new chair Reggie Cox. The city also hired a new director of community improvement, former police Capt. Michael Coleman and a new planning director Tim Stillings, as changes continue at City Hall. Other additions include a new HR director and a new Assistant City Manager. Also departing in 2015: long time Banyan Creek Elementary School Principal Bill Fay who retired. Business Not As Usual Downtown Delray continued to evolve in 2015 with two new food markets, several new restaurants and the long anticipated opening of Rocco’s Tacos and Hudson East. Saltwater Brewery grew in popularity and even added some retail distribution in 2015. The Chamber of Commerce had a solid year of growth and recognized Terra Spero, Virginia Snyder, The Milagro Center, Scott Porten and Delray Medical Center with ma-

jor awards at its Luminary Gala. Delray Tech Space led by Mark Laymon made its debut on Congress Avenue and the city’s Young Professionals organization continued to thrive ushering in the new Delray. Not all Good While 2015 saw Delray continue to win accolades, awards, press and attention not everything is rosy. Politics remains divisive in the city and three murders were logged in 2015. The tragic death of Corey Jones of the Delray Beach Housing Authority became national news and longtime observers fret over the fate of the CRA, which many credit with Delray’s renaissance and see as a key to future success. Others lament the tone on the commission dais, which has led to calls for more civility from on and off the dais. But overall, 2015 was an interesting and intriguing year. Property values are up, the downtown is thriving, the beach is packed (alas no Dog Beach) and people continue to flock to what many are calling America’s best small city. | December 2015 97

special feature ║ Looking Forward to 2016

2016 promises to be a landmark year in Delray Beach By LINDA BROWN


As we head toward New Year’s Day we gaze into our crystal ball to see what readers of Atlantic Ave magazine can expect in 2016.

Real Estate Delray real estate has been on fire. Buoyed by a decent economy and strong demand to live, work and play in the village by the sea both commercial and residential real estate has been soaring. Commercial property has fetched as much as $100 a foot, a staggering sum and evidence of the value that investors are placing on Delray’s strong downtown. Residential property has also soared, es-

pecially in neighborhoods close to downtown such as Lake Ida. Can the increase in values continue? Bulls say the run-up in value has only just begun and will continue as investors and homeowners continue to bid up prices in a desire to live in what has become one of South Florida’s hottest cities and indeed one of the nation’s hot spots. Bears say the values are inflated and based on development rules in place; some

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prices simply don’t make sense. There may be sense in both arguments. It might be hard to justify $1 million to $2 million an acre (and up) prices on property near Atlantic Avenue when the city’s rules have gotten tighter and approvals harder to come by. But when measured against other cities, Delray has many of the features that developers, businesses and homeowners desire: walkability, vibrancy, culture and a live,


work, play lifestyle that’s hard to match. Look for prices to crest, but stay strong. Politics Thanks to increased terms giving the mayor and commissioners three years instead of two, 2016 will be election free. But that doesn’t mean politics won’t continue to be front and center in Delray Beach. Candidates will spend the year jockeying for position and it’s no secret that the city commission is split along personal and some ideological lines. While healing would be nice, most political insiders think the divisions are too deep to resolve. Look for long time Delray residents to begin speaking out more forcefully on issues. Among the fissures: the role of the CRA, the pace of development, the city’s difficult approval process, the cost of services, whether festivals have outlived their usefulness and whether the city can or should continue to subsidize key non-profits. Congress Avenue While development projects downtown are often controversial and fiercely contested, there seems to be consensus to see more investment and projects in the west-

ern parts of the city. As written about previously in Atlantic Ave, a task force has been hard at work on re-imagining Congress Avenue as Delray’s “next great street.” With lagging property values, high office vacancies and a lot of blight and some crime issues, the transformation may take some time, but city officials remain bullish and a 35 plus member task force is also confident in the future. Look for an initial report in early 2016 and a call for public investment in the corridor to spur private interest. Culture Delray’s cultural scene is always interesting and ever changing. Rob Steele is settling in as the new CEO of Old School Square and brings an analytical mind and solid experience to the job. His board is solidly behind a plan to upgrade the grounds, tweak the business model and continue to offer relevant programming to retain the center’s audience and build a new one. The gym, now known as “The Fieldhouse” will be a skunkworks for new and innovative programming such as a

zombie prom and other events to draw a young crowd. Also look for the CRA to make a decision on the fate of the Arts Warehouse near Third and Third. Also in flux is the Artist’s Alley area, which has a new owner. Some artists are staying, others are said to be leaving with efforts being made to retain them somewhere in Delray. Further west, look for arts happening near Saltwater Brewery and possible “activation” of vacant lots on Congress Avenue as a way to draw attention to that emerging area. Hot New Neighborhoods Look for continued investment along the US 1 corridor in 2016. Now that the dust has settled, the street looks great and values are already soaring. The success of US 1 will stretch north of Atlantic to south of Linton Boulevard. The US 1 area near Linton, with Trader Joe’s, LA Fitness, Fresh Market and nearby Starbucks, Five Guys and Tijuana Flats is ripe for redevelopment.

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special feature ║ OLD SCHOOL SQUARE

Old School Square is the Place to Be for Holiday Fun! Holiday Happenings on the Grounds

Delray’s Famous 100-foot Christmas Tree (where you can walk inside to see animated displays), ice skating, mini golf and kiddie train are just the beginning! Visit for all the details. Then there’s the Holiday Carousel, which is fun for adults and kids alike! Hours are Monday-Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1-9 p.m.; hours are extended during the school break and select events. Rides are $3. Be sure to stop by our Holiday Gift House and the Holiday Market, where you can purchase specialty items.

Get Ready to Laugh with Two Unique Comedy Shows in the Crest Theatre

ber 10 & 11 at 8 p.m., presented by one of America’s favorite entertainer/comedians and his all-star band. The show includes all new “Just for Chanukah” material and music performed with the chutzpah Sarge is known for! Tickets are available at

Cornell Art Museum Art Walk, December 4th and Art Talk, December 7th

First Friday Art Walk is an open house for the art galleries in downtown Delray Beach from 6 to 9 p.m. Start your evening at the Cornell Art Museum, where you can meet featured glass artists, Claudia Henao and Bob Schmidt. Then on Monday, December 7th at 6 p.m., join the conversation as the museum hosts “A Conversation with Women in the Arts,” an art talk with a diverse group of women in the art world, from curators to professional artists. Be sure to take in the current exhibit, “eXXpectations,” with works by internationally recognized women artists, open through January 3rd.

The Crest Theatre Presents Holiday Music and Magic for the Entire Family! a christmas carol

Vic dibitetto

The Main Stage Comedy Series Brings Back the hilarious Vic DiBitetto Friday, December 4th at 8 p.m. in partnership with Catch A Rising Star. One of the hottest stand-up comedians in the country, DiBitetto is a powerful performer who churns energy, honesty and humanity into nonstop laughter. He’s been called a cross between Rodney Dangerfield and Ralph Kramden. The Sarge Chanukah Chutzpah Tour: “KISS MY MEZUZAH” is a special holiday show on Thursday and Friday, Decem-

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A new adaptation of Dickens’ popular classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is Wednesday, December 16th at 2 & 7 p.m. It’s a spectacular musical with a heavy dose of humor and stars award-winning the-

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ater veteran, Scott Severance as ‘Scrooge.’ Then the Atlantic City Boys hit the stage, December 18-20. This singing sensation brings an all new, holiday-themed show with live music. Their trademark tight harmonies and choreography harken back to the singing groups of the 60’s. They remix the hits of The Drifters, The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and others. On Saturday, December 26th at 8 p.m., international star illusionist, Brad Ross will take you on a journey to a place where anything is possible! He has been hailed as magic’s hottest star, having mesmerized millions of people world-wide.

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Celebrating 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (formerly known as the Vintage Gymnasium, c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit

special feature ║ Cocktail Concoctions

Cocktail Concoctions D B E E L A R C A H Y azzling delray Pour 1oz of spiced rum into an ice filled rocks glass and fill with ginger ale.

clectic egg nog 1oz - Kahlua coffee liqueur, 4oz – eggnog, nutmeg. Mix Kahlua & eggnog and sprinkle with nutmeg.

azy daydreamer 3/4oz – orange liquor, 1oz – (no bits) orange juice, 3.1/4oz – champagne. Mix orange liquor & orange juice with ice, strain into champagne flute & add champagne & serve.

olling on the beach 2oz – vodka, 1oz – white rum, 1tsp – sugar, ½ juice of lemon, 1/2oz – milk, 1 twist lemon peel. Shake rum, vodka, milk, sugar, and juice of lemon with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Decorate with a twist of lemon and serve. mazing atlantic 3oz – amaretto, 2oz – coconut rum, 1oz - white rum, 6oz - orange juice, 6oz – pineapple juice. Pour amaretto, coconut & white rum over ice in a tall glass. Fill the glass with orange & pineapple juice to taste. esteryear 1pt – Cruzan aged light Rum, 1pt – Blueberry Schnapps, 1pt – fresh squeezed lime juice, 1pt – carbonated water, fresh mint. Mix mint leaves with lime juice, top with rum, schnapps & water.

ond beach cruiser 1.1/2oz - vodka, 3/4oz - dry vermouth. Shake vodka, vermouth & several ice cubes in a shaker, shake well & strain into a cocktail glass & garnish with an olive.

nd of the day 1.1/2oz - Irish whiskey, 1tsp – brown sugar, 6oz – hot coffee, heavy cream. Mix whiskey, sugar and coffee and stir until dissolved. Pour heavy cream gently over back of a spoon so it floats on top of mixture.

lways summer 1oz – vodka, 1/2oz – triple sec, 1/2oz lime juice, 1/2oz – cranberry juice. Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well & strain into a martini glass. Decorate with a lime wedge on rim of the glass.

omfy cream soda 1oz – banana liqueur, 1oz – cherry whiskey, 4-6oz - Sprite / 7-Up. Mix all 3 ingredients in a tall glass with ice.

appy ever after 1/2oz - Aftershock – hot & cool cinnamon schnapps, 1/2oz - Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Pineapple Rum. Mix the 2 ingredients in a shot glass & let them separate before drinking.

As always, we recommended that you drink sensibly and avoid drinking and driving. (oz. = ounces, pt = part) | December 2015 101

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City People

The Man With A Humble Heart

JIM NOLAN { By Diane Feen

Photos by melissa korman

A cat may have nine lives, but to Jim Nolan that’s a blip in the screen of time.

The Delray Beach biochemist and President of Research Sample Bank has a resume so long you might catch yourself napping before he finishes. But chances are you won’t because Nolan is a master storyteller. As Nolan tells it he got a degree in biochemistry from Michigan State University in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan. Though he had his heart set on going to veterinary school he came up short – even though he worked 40 hours a week. The problem was he made 90 cents an hour as a busboy and $1 an hour running an elevator from 8 pm to 4 am. “I declared a major in biochemistry because I was intrigued by science and research. My brother was a physician’s assistant and my sister was a nurse. My father (who was a tool and die supervisor) said to me, ‘Do not work in the auto industry, it’s terrible.’” Young Nolan listened to his father and stayed as far away from Henry Ford’s genius as he could. His first job was assistant chemist at a liquor company. He made cordials by mixing ingredients such as cocoa beans, raspberry extract and vanilla. His claim to fame was inventing the Pink Squirrel (a mixture of crème de mint, cream almond and cocoa). His next job was for the drug company Parke-Davis. There he worked on making vaccines for polio and influenza, and eventually became Director of Serum Fractionation. “I supervised 300 men - we were open seven days a week, 24 hours a day 50 weeks in a row.” Though he had his eye on a promotion at ParkeDavis, Nolan was asked to move to Ft. Lauderdale to build a serum fractionation plant for Gray Industrials. “I went for the interview but did not want the job. At the time (1969) I was making $12,000 a year, but when the president of Parke-Davis asked what salary I wanted I said, ‘$36,000 a year.’ His reply was, ‘when can you start.’”

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At Gray Industries, Nolan was asked to build a fractionation plant (there were only eight in the world), but soon afterwards the company went bankrupt. It was then that he had the idea to buy blood plasma from hospitals and resell it. “I met this businessman from Costa Rica and he suggested I start my own company. He wrote me a check for $10,000, shook my hand and I drove to hospitals all over Florida. When I first started I didn’t make enough money to pay the tolls, but after a while the business took off.” Half of Nolan Enterprises was eventually sold to a French company. But you didn’t see tears rolling down Nolan’s cheeks. “I was flying to Paris every three weeks on the Concorde, drinking Dom Perignon and eating at Maxwell’s Plum in New York.” It’s safe to say that Nolan had a few more successful companies (and adventures) before settling in Delray, marrying Lori Nolan (manager of the Green Market) and starting a company that sells blood serum from people with diseases. “I love what I do. There are over 30,000 diseases and we provide blood samples to diagnostic companies and researchers. I’ve been to 124 countries in my life and am presently working in Columbia on mosquito-borne diseases,” said Nolan, who holds a stack of passports with photos of a dashing young man on the first page. In his office at Research Sample Bank there is a huge walk-in freezer set at minus 20 degrees, but Nolan relishes every aspect of his job. “I learn something every day at work and I feel like I’m contributing to something great,” said the Mensa member who is quite modest about the fact that he is a member of an organization that only accepts the top 2 percent of the population’s greatest minds. He may have a very highly developed cerebral cortex, but it is his heart that Nolan is most known for (other than selling vinegar and oil at the Green Market). His equally impressive moniker is that of Head Santa at the Old School Square Christmas Tree.

This jolly fellow didn’t seek out the position, it sought him. “Years ago my sister asked me to be a Santa for the kids (in Michigan) and my wife made me a Santa suit. Then a friend asked me to be a Santa for Eastern Airlines Silver Wings program for terminally ill children. Each time I said I wasn’t going to do it, but every time I ended up playing Santa.” It seems Nolan’s destiny is Santa driven. He has been Santa for the past 20 years (in Delray) and continues to get his reds on

during the holidays. Each year Nolan arrives by helicopter (from the North Pole presumably) and lights the 100-foot Christmas tree amid a cheering crowd at Old School Square. “I feel like I’m doing good for the kids - Santa is a sign of hope.” One little girl, who’s been sitting on Nolan’s lap every year for 15 years, has kept everything Nolan has ever given her. “Her mother told me she has a shrine in her bedroom and every night she talks to me. That’s

what keeps me doing this every year.” Nolan has lived a lot in his 75 years, and much of it has contributed to the betterment of mankind. Jeff Perlman puts it this way: “Jim has a big heart, a great sense of humor and a great appetite for life. He’s a raconteur and a community treasure.” Nolan relishes his extraordinary existence and also enjoys time on the golf course and the high seas. “I feel like I’m in God’s waiting room. I just hope he’s really busy.” | December 2015 103


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dining ║ restaurant review Lobster and crab crusted yellowtail Snapper

The Perfect Gem

MUSSEL BEACH RESTAURANT By Diane Feen photos by melissa korman


The name says Mussel Beach on the blue and white striped awning outside, but there’s a lot more to this Delray restaurant whose namesake is a tiny shellfish with a devoted following.

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Lobster hash with Poached Eggs

Yes, they serve 12 different flavors of mussels, steeped in a large iron pot brought piping hot to your table. And yes they are the best mussels on this shore. They come in varying sauces that make them more a delicacy than merely shell fish. The Mussels are imported fresh from Prince Edward Island and come drenched in creamy Lobster Bisque, spicy Fra Diavolo, Thai curry, Mariniere, Florentine and six other exotic sauces. The big news is that Mussel Beach is not just a restaurant that dabbles in gourmet mussels. It’s a bona fide top notch restaurant with culinary institute trained chefs and food that will put you in a state of supreme bliss. Co-owner David McCorison puts it this way, “We want to hit all the senses: the

sweet, the savory, crunchy and salty. Sometimes we will make a dish 12 different ways until we get it perfect.” If practice makes perfect then McCorison is hitting a bull’s-eye and leaving us all in the culinary foreground of ecstasy. You know why, because cooking is a passion for both McCorison and founder co-owner Mark Mezzancello. Both have a background in food preparation and an inking for being the best at what they do. Not a bad combination when you’re aiming to serve fresh savory food that is as memorable as your first kiss (or driver’s license). If you’ve started off with their Truffle fries consider yourself lucky. These piping hot thin cut fries have parmesan cheese, truffle oil and parsley. They’re so tasty you might want to stop and savor the moment, but don’t, because it gets better. The Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp is an equal rival simmered in a Sambuca sauce. The flavor of this seafood delicacy is panoramic and ranges from sweet to savory and back again. It’s truly a seafood treasure of epic proportion. Most restaurants make Calamari today; it’s become a staple in fine restaurants from Italian to continental. But no one makes it like Mussel Beach. Grilled with white beans, spinach, tomato, lemon, garlic, white wine and oregano, this dish is pure perfection. Can you imagine that Mussel Beach now serves Tacos? Well it’s true. The Shrimp Tacos are sublime marinated in a jalapeno aioli, mashed potatoes, onions, peppers and chorizo. Our favorite (truth be told) were the Skirt Steak Tacos with marinated skirt steak, mashed potatoes, cilantro, tomatoes and topped with frizzled onions. The soups are also divine, our favorite being the Lobster Bisque with Fresh Maine lobster, cream, tomato and sherry. It’s large enough for two and bold enough to make you extremely happy. Our entrees could not have been better if they were being served to royalty. The Cobb Salad with blackened Ahi Tuna

Lobster Benedict

Lobster and Crab Crusted Grouper was absolutely perfect cooked in a lemon beurre blanc sauce, served with coconut ginger rice and seasonal vegetables. This dish was moist, tasty and beyond my expectation for purity and excellence. Also popular – and for good reason – is the Pretzel Crusted fish with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables in a Dijon Dill Sauce. When you order fresh fish at Mussel Beach you have your choice of Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Salmon or Swordfish. Then it is up to you to decide what type of preparation peaks your senses. There’s Lobster and Crab crusted, Pretzel crusted, Nut crusted, Sweet potato, Sweet BBQ rubbed and Oscar. They also specialize in fresh lobster tails, Shrimp Francese (which is excellent), Veal Milanese, Filet Mignon and Surf and Turf. If you’re a sandwich kind of guy (or gal) they have burgers, lobster BLT, Crab Cake Sandwich, Chicken and shrimp Pita and other scrumptious sandwiches to flatter your platter. The Big News is that Mussel Beach is now serving SUNDAY BRUNCH and has a full Brunch Menu. Start off with a Bloody Mary, Mimosa or Bellini and go from there. There are Omelets, Jumbo pancakes and Giant French Toast with all the trappings to make your mouth water and your heart flutter (granola, strawberry, chocolate chips or Nutela). When the owners of Mussel Beach do Skirt Steak Tacos

something, they do it right. That’s why they also have brunch favorites like bagel and lox, lobster hash and eggs, breakfast burritos and a host of other Southern and Seafood favorites. Since good food usually goes with great drinks, Mussel Beach is on top of their game. Their Martinis are superb, especially the Melon Martini and the Lychee Martini that has been described as “Something to die for.” Before you leave this haven of heavenly food make sure you try their homemade Desserts. These sweet treats are breathtaking. The homemade Coconut Cream Pie is beyond verbal description. It’s the type of dessert that makes you peek into the box and eat just enough to savor the flavor and indulge in the endorphin rush of it all. They’re also known for their piping hot fried doughnuts with cinnamon, sugar and crème anglaise. Though a meal at Mussel Beach is a happy occasion, they have Happy Hour (at the bar and lounge) Monday to Friday 3:30 to 6:30. Mussel Beach may have a casual countenance but their food is five-star. The vibe is laid back and the servers aim to please. Stop by for a trip to culinary heaven. MUSSEL BEACH RESTAURANT 501 East Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33483 (561) 921-6464 Live Entertainment Thursday to Saturday Angry Lobster | December 2015 119


dining ║ recipes

Bauli Panettone Bread Pudding

In this recipe, Bauli Panettone turns into a silky custard that contrasts with a generous expanse of lovely golden brown crispness on top. Baking it in a “water bath” keeps it moist.

ingredients (Makes 10-12 servings)

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Preheat oven to 325°. Remove crust from the Panettone and cut into 1” squares. On a large baking sheet, arrange the Panettone squares in an even layer, and place in center of oven. Bake until crisp and lightly toasted. Remove from oven and transfer to a buttered 8”x10”x2” dish. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon until fluffy. Add the cream and whisk until well blended. Pour mixture over the toasted Panettone squares and set aside until soft and thoroughly soaked with the custard, turning them occasionally. Cover the baking dish with buttered foil, piercing foil with a few small holes to allow steam to escape. Set the pudding inside a larger baking dish and then place in oven, adding hot water to the larger pan until it reaches halfway up. Bake for about 1 hour or until the custard is just set—an inserted toothpick should come out clean. Remove dish from water bath and place on a rack to cool slightly. Dust with powdered sugar and cinnamon, and cut into 2½” squares. Top each with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprig of mint, if it’s in season. | December 2015 121



dining â•‘ recipes

Bauli Pandoro Tree

Create a decorative center piece that your guests can also enjoy after a nice meal.

ingredients (Makes 10-12 servings)

4 each pandoro, cut into cubes 4 cups whipped cream 2 cups maraschino cherries 2 cups Hazelnut chocolate spread Mint, for garnish Powdered sugar, for garnish 122 December 2015 |


Lay out pieces of Pandoro in a round fashion and fill the circle with more Pandoro. Spread a layer of whipped cream and drizzle with hazelnut spread. Lay another layer of Pandoro, but this time smaller than the circle before. Continue this process until all Pandoro, cream, and hazelnut spread have been used. On the outside edges of the circles, place cherries in a neat pattern. Place mints practically around tree and dust with powdered sugar. | December 2015 123


dining ║ recipes

Cookies as Cocktails

Here’s a cute twist for the holiday season… how about making your favorite cookies into fun holiday cocktails? Chocolate Peppermint Cookie

3/4 oz. Partida Blanco Tequila 1 oz. Peppermint Schnapps 3/4 oz. Godiva® Liqueur 1-1/2 oz. Cream

Rim martini glass with chocolate syrup and crushed candy canes. Shake ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into martini glass.

Sugar Cookie

2-1/2 oz.Partida Resposado Tequila 1 Tsp.Brown Sugar for garnish Brown Sugar Rim a cordial glass with brown sugar. Add tequila and brown sugar into a shaker with ice and hake ingredients well. Strain into glass.

Seven Layer Cookie

3/4 oz.Godiva® Liqueur 3/4 oz.Coconut rum 1/2 oz.Butterscotch Schnapps 1/2 oz.Partida Anejo Tequila 1/4 oz.Frangelico 1/2 oz.Bailey’s Irish Cream® 1/2 oz.Amaretto Garnish rim of a martini glass with crushed cookie crumbs. Shake all ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into martini glass. 124 December 2015 |

Toasted Macaroon

1 oz.Coconut Milk 1-1/2 oz.Coconut rum 1/4 oz.Licor 43 1/2 oz.Partida Blanco Tequila 1/2 oz.Frangelico Combine ingredients in a shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a glass filled with ice and garnish with toasted coconut shavings on top.


1oz Partida Resposado Tequila 3/4 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream® 1/2 oz Butterscotch Schnapps 3/4 oz Cream Splash of Cinnamon Schnapps A cinnamon stick for garnish Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake with ice. Strain into martini glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick. | December 2015 125

dining ║ guide We at Atlantic Ave Magazine try to keep our Dining Guide as accurate as possible for our readers benefit, however this can sometimes be a difficult task. We may omit some eateries and others may have moved or closed. If you are not listed in this guide we apologize but please feel free to e-mail lisa@atlanticavemagazine. com and we will get your details entered for the following month. By the same token, if you see a listing that is no longer there then please e-mail lisa@ and it will be removed for the following month. Your help in keeping our Dining Guide up-to-date is very much appreciated.

delray BEACH American Atlantic Grille 1000 E Atlantic Ave, DB (In the Seagate Hotel) 561-665-4900

Boston’s on the Beach 40 S Ocean Blvd, DB 561-278-3364

Breathe 401 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-330-4526

Brule Bistro 200 NE 2nd Ave #109, DB 561-274-2046

Bru’s Room 35 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-276-3663

BurgerFi 6 S Ocean Blvd, DB 561-278-9590

Burt & Max’s Bar & grill Delray Marketplace Atlantic & Lyons 561-638-6380

Cut 432 432 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-9898

Dada 52 N Swinton Ave, DB 561-330-3232

De La Tierra - Sundy House 106 S Swinton Ave, DB 561-272-5678

Deck 84 840 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-665-8484

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Doc’s All American 10 N Swinton Ave, DB 561-278-3627

Lilo’s 814 E Atlantic Ave, DB. 561-272-8049

Donnie’s Place 60 NW 5th Ave, DB 561-243-9996

Longhorn Steakhouse 1562 S Federal Hwy, DB 561-278-1944

Ellie’s 50’s Diner 2410 N Federal Hwy DB, 561-276-1570

Max’s Harvest 169 NW 2nd Ave, DB 561-381-9970

Fifth Avenue Grill 821 S Federal Hwy, DB 561-265-0122

Grand Tavern 710 Linton Blvd, DB 561-279-2779

Grangers Bar & Grill 215 NE 6th Ave, DB 561-276-7881

Green Owl Restaurant 330 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-7766

Henry’s 16850 Jog Road Between Linton Blvd & Clintmore Rd DB, 561 638 1949

HiWay Burger 12 SE 5th Ave, DB 561-243-6430

Hudson At Waterway East 900 E. Atlantic Ave St. 22 DB, 561-303-1343

Jimmy’s Bistro 9 S Swinton Avenue, DB 561-865-5774

Johnnie Brown’s 301 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-243-9911

Max’s Social House 116 NE 6 Ave, DB 561-501-4332

Off the Ave 19 SE 5th Ave, DB 561-450-6768

Outback 1300 Linton Blvd, DB 561-272-7201

Park Tavern 32 SE 2nd St, DB 561-265-5093

Prime 29 SE 2nd Ave DB 561-865-5845

Salt7 32 SE 2nd St, DB 561-274-7258

Seacrest Grille (Marriott Hotel) 10 N Ocean Blvd, DB 561-274-3200

Shula Burger Delray Marketplace Atlantic & Lyons DB, 561-404-1347

Smoke Inn BBQ 8 SE Atlantic Ave., DB 561-330-4236

The Beat Cup Cafe 660 Linton Blvd 109,110 DB 561-266-2611

The Grove Restaurant 187 NE 2 Ave., DB 561-789-8636

The Office 201 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-276-3600

Asian/Sushi/Chinese Buddha Sky Bar 217 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-450-7557

China Gardens 14402 S. Military Trail, DB, 561-498-5226

House of Siam 25 NE 2nd Ave #116, DB 561-330-9191

The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel 14451 S Military Trail, DB 561-455-7490

Lemongrass Bistro 420 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-5050

The Porch Restaurant 85 SE 6th Ave, DB 561-303-3647

Ming’s Garden Chinese 271 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-276-3333

Tryst 4 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-921-0201

Yama Japanese Restaurant 44 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-266-9929

Ziree Thai & Sushi 401 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-276-6549

Continental/Greek Apeiro Kitchen & Bar 14917 Lyons Rd. Delray Marketplace 561-501-4443

Bistro 241 241 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-330-4080

Blue Anchor 804 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-7272

Boheme Bistro 1118 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-4899

Café De France 110 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-455-2140

Caffe Martier 411 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-7790

Carpe Diem 110 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-455-2140

Joseph’s Wine Bar 200 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-272-6100

Coffee/Dessert Ben & Jerry’s 1155 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-3112

La Cigale, A Taste of the Mediterranean 253 SE 5th Ave, DB 561-265-0600

Coffee District 325 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-455-0541

Olio Bistro 42 SE 2nd Ave, DB 561-278-6633

Couture Cakes 142 SE 6th Ave, DB 561-279-1828

Taverna Opa Restaurant Greek Cuisine 270 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-303-3602

Jellies at Seagate 1000 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-330-3775

The Greek Bistro 1832 S Federal Hwy DB, 561-266-8976

Thirty Two East 32 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-276-7868

Kilwin’s Chocolates & Ice Cream 402 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-0808

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt & Gelato 418 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-894-8230

Puro’s Cigar 777 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-6118

Spot Coffee 44 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-455-4041

Starbucks 205 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-243-9332

Starbucks 502 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-265-3273

The Grind Cafe Delray Marketplace Atlantic & Lyons 561-270-3036

Health Food Ciao Sidewalk Café 1208 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-4520 | December 2015 127

dining ║ guide DIG Restaurant 777 E. Atlantic Ave, DB 561-279-1002

Casa Di Pepe 189 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-279-7371

Sazio 131 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-5540

Fit Food Express 302 NE 4th St, DB 561-330-4525

Cena Modern Italian 9 SE 7th Avenue, DB, 561-330-1237

Scuola Vecchia 522 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-865-5923

Green Fields Organic Bistro 4900 Linton Blvd. DB, 561 501-4169

D’Angelo Pizza Tapas 16950 Jog Road, DB. 561-381-0037

Solita Delray 25 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-899-0888

Nature’s Way Café 20 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-6200

D’Angelo Trattona 9 SE 7th Ave, DB 561-330-1237

Terra Fiamma Ristorante. Pizza. Bar 9169 W. Atlantic Ave. Delray Marketplace 561-495-5570

Nutrition Cottage 1815 S Federal Highway, DB, 561-734-4626

Il Bacio Restaurant & Lounge 29 SE 2nd Ave, DB, 561-865-7785

The New Vegan 528 NE 2nd St. DB 561-404-5301

Italian Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza 115 NE 6th Ave, DB 561-278-7911

Bambini’s Garden Pizzeria 14466 Military Trail, DB 561-638-6442

Bella Amici Pizzeria Delray Marketplace Atlantic & Lyons 561-270-3025

Cafe Gelato Panini & Wine Bar 506 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-501-4574

Café Loredana 85 SE 6th Ave, DB 561-272-8887

Caffe Luna Rosa 34 S Ocean Blvd, DB 561-274-9404

Carrabba’s Italian Grill 335 E Linton Blvd, DB 561-266-9393

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IL Contadino Ristorante 165 NE 2nd Ave, Pineapple Grove, DB 561-330-0004

Il Girasole 1911 S Federal Hwy, DB, 561-272-3566

Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza 307 E. Atlantic Ave, DB, 561-274-1969

Mamma’s Pizza Co 401 Atlantic Ave, DB 561-266-2811

Mellow Mushroom 25 SE 6th Ave, DB 561-330-3040

Pizza Rustica 1155 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-279-8766

Tramonti Italian Ristorante 119 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-1944

Vic & Angelo’s 290 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-9570

Latin/Caribbean Bamboo Fire Café 149 NW 4th Ave, DB 561-749-0973

Cabana El Ray 105 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-274-9090

Papa’s Tapas 259 NE 2nd Ave Delray Beach, FL 33444 Phone: ( 561) 266-0599

Rocky’s Italian Bistro 20 SE 5th Ave, DB 561-276-9703

Mexican Cabo Flats Cantina & Tequila Bar Delray Marketplace Atlantic Ave & Lyons Rd. DB 561-499-0378

Salotta 145 NE 4th Ave, DB 561-266-0310

El Camino 15 NE 2nd Ave, DB. 561-865-5350

Saltimbocca Italian Bistro 14820 S. Military Trail, DB 561-455-4017

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar 110 E. Atlantic Ave, DB 561-808-1100

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dining ║ guide

Senor Burrito 142 SE 6th Ave #E, DB 561-278-5757

Pubs/Clubs 3rd & 3rd 301 NE 3rd Ave, DB, 561-303-1939

Bull Bar Inc 2 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-274-8001

Honey 16 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-270-7187

N2 Winebar 104 NE 2nd Ave The Hyatt Place 561-278-6802

O’Connors Irish Pub 210 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-330-0022

Pepe’s Hideaway 1045 E Atlantic Ave, Db 561-276-3570

Sandbar 40 S Ocean Blvd, DB 561-278-3364

Tim Finnegans Irish Pub 2885 S. Federal Hwy, DB 561- 330-3153

Dee Dee’s Conch & Rib 25 SW 5th Ave, DB 561-276-1124

J & J Seafood Bar & Grill 634 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-3390

Mussel Beach 501 E Atlantic Ave DB 561-921-6464

Racks Fish House 5 SE 2nd Ave, DB, 561-450-6718

The Fisherman’s Grill 5199 W. Atlantic Ave, DB 561-638-0500

Hurricane Bar & Lounge 640 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-0282

Kevro Studio & Art Bar 166 SE 2nd Ave, DB 561-278-9675

City Oyster 213 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-0220

Seafood 50 Ocean 50 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483 (561) 278-3364

Sandwich/Deli Bagel’s With Deli 1732 S Federal Hwy, DB 561-279-4799

Big Al’s Steaks 450 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-819-1888

Checkers 450 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-9939

Christina’s Restaurant 263 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-278-3200

Conte’s Italian Deli & Gourmet Market 311 NE 2nd Ave, DB, 561.501.7399

Cornell Café Morikami Museum 4000 Morikami Park Rd, DB 561-495-0233

Domino’s Pizza 142 SE 6th Ave, DB 561-330-0002

Dunkin Donut’s 37 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-243-1196

Famous Market Deli 6570 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-495-8590

Jersey Mikes Subs 455C NE 5th Ave, DB 561-276-8949

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches 1911 S. Federal Hwy DB, 561-243-1100

Nemo’s Fish & Chicken 943 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-865-5094

Off the Ave 19 SE 5th Ave, DB 561-450-6768

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Sandwiches by the Sea 1214 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-2212

Boston Market 7020 Beracasa Way, Boca 561-392-2795

Subway 301 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-5959

Bogart’s Bar &Grille Muvico Palace 20 3200 Airport Road Boca 561-544-3044

Tea-Licious Tearoom 4997 B, W Atalantic Ave, DB. 561-638-5155

The Café In Paradise 140 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-330-3434

The Green Owl Restaurant 330 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-7766

Tony’s Deli Breakfast, Lunch, Hero’s 301 W. Atlantic Ave DB, 561-276-1749

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 561-353-2233

Chops Lobster Bar 101 Plaza Real. Boca 561-395-2675

Duffy’s Sports Grill 21212 St Andrews Blvd. Boca 561-869-0552

Boca raton American 13 American Table 451 Palmetto Park Road, Boca 561-409-2061

Grand Lux Café Town Ctr Mall, 6000 Glades Road, Boca 561-392-2141

Abe&Louis Glades Plaza 2300 W. Glades Road, Boca 561-447-0024

Houston’s 1900 N.W. Executive Ctr Circle. Boca 561-998- 0550.

The Addison 2 E. Camino Real, Boca 561-372-0568

Boca Wings & Ribs 2257 North Fed. Highway Boca 561 391-9110

Boca Muse 7136 Beracasa Way, Boca 561-367-1133

Boca Pita Express 7158 Beracasa Way Boca 561-750-0088

Bogart’s Bar & Grille 3200 Airport Road Boca 561-544-3044

J. Alexander’s 1400 Glades Road. Boca 561-347-9875

Kathy’s Gazebo Café 4199 N. Fed. Highway. Boca 561-395-6033

Kee Grill 17940 N.Military Trail. Boca 561-995-5044

Madison’s New York Grill 2006 NW Executive Center Circle. Boca 561-994-0808

Mariposa Neiman Marcus at Town Ctr-5860 Glades Rd. Boca 561-544-2320

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 561-392-7724

New York Prime 2350 N.W. Executive Ctr Drive. Boca 561-998-3881

Oceans 18 5801 NW 2nd Av Boca 561-994-0400

Pavilion Grille 391 Yamato Road, Boca 561-912-0000

Pinon Grille, 6000 Glades Road. Boca 561-391-7770

Polo’s Restaurant 5030 Champion Blvd., Boca; 561-997-2920

Seasons 52 2300 N.W.Executive Ctr, Boca-561-998-9952 Six Tables 112 N.E. 2cnd St., Boca 561-347-6260

Sweet Tomatoes 7110 Beracasa Way, 561-750-3303

The Capital Grille 6000 Glades Road, Boca 561-368-1077

The Grille on Congress 5101 Congress Av. Boca 561-912-9800

Yogurt Rendezvous* *(ORB Kosher) 7150 Beracasa Way, 561-392-8384

Asian/Sushi/Chinese Bluefin Sushi Thai Grill 861 Yamato Rd. Boca 561-981-8986

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. Boca561-241-0400

Rack’s Downtown Eatery 402 Plaza Real. Boca 561-395-1662

Rebel House 297 E Palmetto Park Road. Boca 561-353-5888

Ruby Tuesday 409 Plaza Real. Boca 561-392-5705

Ruth’s Chris Steak House 225 N.E.Mizner Blvd., Boca, 561-392-6746

5 Spice Asian Market Shoppes at Blue Lake 1200 Yamato Rd. 561-989-1688

Japango 3011 Yamato Road. Boca 561-999-1263

La Tre 249 E.Palmetto Park Rd. Boca-561-392-4568

Lemongrass Asian Bistro 101 Plaza Real South. Boca 561-544-8181

P.F Chang’s 1400 Glades Rd. Boca 561-393-3722

Pei Wei Asian Diner 7152-B Beracasa Way, 561-322-1001

Stir Crazy Café Town Ctr-6000 Glades Rd., Boca 561-338-7500

Sushi Masa & Thai 2240 NW 19th Street. Boca 561-347-0008

Sushi Ray Shops at Boca Ctr-5250, Town Ctr Circle.Boca 561-394-9506

Continental Bakery of France 625 NE Spanish River Blvd., Boca 561-361-4490

Bistro Provence 2399 N.Fed. Highway.Boca561-368-2340

Brio Tuscan Grille 5050 Town Center Circle. Boca 561-392-0344

Casa D’Angelo 171 E Palmetto Park Rd. Boca. 561-996-1234

Cote France Café 100K Plaza Real South, Boca. 561-955-6021

Casimir French Bistro 416 Via De Palmas #81, Royal Palm Place, Boca, 561-955-6001

Josef’s Table 5030 Champion Blvd. Boca 561-353-2700

Matteo’s 233 S Federal Hwy. Boca 561-392-0773

Kosta’s 5024 N. Fed Hwy. Lighhousepoint Georgetown Plaza, 954-571-3842

Meatball Room 3011 Yamato Road. Boca 561-409-4111

Le Rivage 450 N.E.20th St. Boca-561-620-0033

Macaroni Grill 2004 Executive Ctr Drive. Boca 561-997-5492

Mario’s Osteria 1400 Glades Road. Boca 561-239-7000

Milos Taverna 1600 N Fed. Hwy, Boca. 561-750-6720

Taverna Kyma 6298 N. Fed. Hywy. Boca 33487 561-994-2828

Villa Rosana 9858 Clint Moore Road. Boca 561-470-0112

Italian Arturo’s Ristorante 6750 N.Fed Hwy. Boca-561-997- 7373

Carraba’s Italian Grill 6909 S.W.18th Street, Boca561-544-8838

Sushi Thai 100 NE 2cnd St., Boca 561750-4448

Sushi Yama 7055-33 W Palmetto Park Road. Boca 561- 362-6416

Tempura House The Reserve-9858 Clint Moore Road. Building 561-883-6088

Uncle Tai’s Shops at Boca Ctr-5250 Town Ctr Circle. -Boca 561-368-8806

Yokohama Sushi 60 N Fed. Hwy, Boca. 561-392-9328

Yokohama Sushi 9168 Glades Rd. Boca 561-451-1707

Kapow Noodle Bar 431 Plaza Real. Boca 561-347-7311 | December 2015 131

dining ║ guide

Josephine’s 5751 N.Fed. Highway. Boca. 561-988-0668

La Luna Italian Bistro The Polo Shoppes-5030 Champion Blvd. Boca 561-997-1165

La Villeta 4351 N. Fed. Highway Boca561-362-8403

Maggiano’s 21090 St. Andrew’s Blvd. Boca, 561-361-8244

Nino’s Italian Restaurant 7120 Beracasa Way, 561-392-9075

Pellegrino’s Ristorante 3360 N Federal Highway, Boca Plaza, Boca Fl. 33431 561-368-5520

Renzo’s of Boca 5999 N. Fed. Highway. Boca-561-994-3495

Ristorante Sapori Royal Palm Place-301 Via De Palmas., Boca 561-367-9779

Trattoria Romana 499 E. Palmetto Park Rd. Boca-561-393-6715

Umbria Renaissance Hotel 2000 NW 19st, Boca. 561-368-5252

Peace a Pizza Shoppes at Blue Lake-1200, Yamato Rd. Boca 561-998-Best (2378)

Latin/Caribbean Caribbean Grill 1332 NW Boca Raton Blvd Boca 561-362-0161

Cuban Café 3350 N.W.Boca Blvd. Boca 561-750-8860

Mexican Senor Burrito 513 N.E 20th Street Boca 561-347-6600

Seafood Bonefish Grill 21065 Powerline Road. Boca 561-483-4949

City Fish Market 7940 Glades Road. Boca 561-487-1600 McCormick&Shmick’s University Commons -1400 Glades Rd. Boca. 561-394-2428

Truluck’s 351 Plaza Real. Boca 561-391-0755

La Rosa Nautica 515 NE 20th St. Boca, 561-296-1413

Rocco’s Tacos 5250 Town Center Circle. Boca 561-416-2131

Uncle Julio’s 449 Plaza Real. Boca 561-300-3530

Deli/Cafés Ben’s Deli Kosher The Reserve-9942 Clint Moore Rd. Boca 561-470-9963

Boca Beach House 887 E Palmetto Park Road. Boca 561-826-8850

Deli on Rye 4311 N. Federlal Hwy., Boca 561-347-1400

Hotdogopolis 6020 N Federal Hwy. Boca 561-998-5959

Oasis Cafe Renaissance Hotel Boca 2000 NW 19st, Boca 561-368-5252

Saquella Caffe 82 Royal Palm Place-410 Via De Palmas, Boca. 561-338-8840

Toojay’s 3013 Yamato Road. Boca 561-997-9911

Toojay’s Gourmet Deli Polo Shoppes-5030 Champion Blvd. Boca-561-241-5903

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Rustic Cellar Royal Palm Place409 S.E.Mizner Blvd. 561-392-5237



TEQUILA COWBOY City Place 550 S. Rosemary Ave. WPB 561-249-2749

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MISC ║ ask the petxpert

ask the


Do You Follow Beliefs or Facts in Caring for Your Pets?


recently did research on some of the current health challenges that pets have been developing. Many of these are new in the animal kingdom but have shown up in humans for quite some time. An alternative health presenter posed a question that I asked; do you follow beliefs or facts for your pet’s care? We’ve been conditioned through our education to trust select professionals, authority figures and institutions. We are creatures of free will with the ability to think, reason, analyze, and then decide on a course of action. Our pets however are completely reliant on us for their diet, health, housing and safety. In most cases, we can’t interpret what they are truly saying to us. Most of what we do for our pets is done by following our beliefs, many of which are not based on fact. We feed our pets foods that are not made naturally and believe that these so-called “foods” are the best because this has been what we have been taught. We also vaccinate and medicate regularly because someone presented this belief. Take a moment to stop and think, when was the last time you read or even saw the insert to the medication or vacci-

nation you forced your pet to endure? Do you know what your pet experiences as you add toxins and poisons to their body? When you read the insert, the facts are presented. These are only the initial adverse events that are presented resulting from initial trials. Many more events and symptoms develop as we continue to add multiple treatments over a lifetime. Why would you subject your pets to these treatments and lifestyles based only on beliefs that you’ve accepted without doing your own research? Is your regimen for your pets based on scientifically proven facts, in order to offer them what is best? I see pet foods containing apples, corn, wheat, avocado, buckwheat, and pea and potato protein. Have you ever seen a documentary on wild canines or felines picking apples or corn, harvesting any grain or digging up potatoes or carrots? No you haven’t because the facts show this is not part of their natural nutrition plan that nature designed. It’s easy to sit back and believe your doctor and veterinarian; however you should have your pets’ health at the forefront. Listen to the actual words that you are told. “We think,” “Let’s try this drug,” “you need

to…” Ask yourself if this is FACT? Ask for the insert and then ask them to explain while you are reading it. Express your concerns and take note of their reactions and positions. Are they giving you real answers or are they giving you answers that protect their own accountability? Unfortunately, most of these professionals are following beliefs rather than the facts. The AVMA reported years ago that Heartworm “preventatives” do not work. The FDA vaccine submissions show that most don’t work. All drugs have warning labels, and the doctors have virtually no liability. On the other side, food gives us health. Botanicals and herbs are known to give the body the power to heal itself. So, do you want to follow these created beliefs or the ever evolving scientific facts? I choose to follow the facts. Bill Piechocki, nutritionist and Dr Diane Sudduth, DVM are partners in Fiesta Pet Deli in Pompano Beach, FL, and are co-hosts of the PetHealthCafe. com radio show. Our 40 years in the animal field has provided us unparallel vision and information which we pass to our clients on a daily basis. We can be reached at Fiesta Pet Deli or www. , 954-472-1404.


These pets are available for adoption

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CONAN ~ At just 1 year old, Conan is a fun-loving, happy Lab / Boxer mix boy who weighs in at 35 pounds. He loves to run around the yard but he’s also quite happy to roll over for some belly rubs and attention. This handsome boy will win you over if you stop in to meet him!

BUDDY ~ Buddy is a good ‘ole boy type of dog. He’s a 5 year old Boxer mix who’s neutered, 72 pounds, gentle and sweet and a good leash walker so he’d love to help with your daily exercise. This great smile will look perfect in your holiday family photos!

ABBY ~ This beautiful Black Lab girl is 4 years old, 53 pounds, housebroken and gets along with children and other dogs. (No cats, please...she likes to chase and they have no sense of humor). Abby’s a calm, affectionate, happy girl who’s ready to meet you!

All animals are up-to-date on vaccinations and heartworm tested. Adoption fees $110 and up.

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ARTS ║ Beyond the Business Card

Throughout the nation local chambers of commerce strive to strengthen the business interests of their communities, but The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce has reached beyond conventional methods and fostered a number of creative avenues that could very well change what it means to be a Chamber, and drive business to the next generation. This series will not only take a look inside what this innovative chamber is doing but into the interesting people who are doing it. We are going beyond the business card.

By Stephen Chrisanthus

Photo by Norman Karl Garrett Photography

In the Chamber of Commerce’s quest to help business flourish in the community it offers yet another resource through its relationship with The Small Business Development Center at Palm Beach State College. The SBDC is a cooperative effort of the private sector, the educational community and federal, state and local governments. It enhances economic development by providing small businesses with management and technical assistance The SBDC has access to robust databases, business research resources, and knowledgeable experts who can help successfully navigate the obstacles that come with innovating, launching, growing, and renewing, transitioning a business. “The Chamber’s relationship with the SBDC had been a real game changer for us and our business owners. They are an incredible resource. Their team members meet with business owners and supply them with incredible data, expert relationships and brain power that can dramatically impact their bottom line”, explains Karen Granger, President and CEO of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. 136 December 2015 |

In photo from Left to Right:

Vin Nolan Debbie Before moving to Delray Lanford Beach for work, my wife and I enjoyed traveling the world to relax on sunny beaches. Now that we live in the most fabulous beach town in America, we travel to other interesting places to enjoy music, art, history and majestic scenery.

I have been a volunteer at Tri-County Animal Rescue for 11 years and own a 130 lb. Great Pyrenees dog named Apollo from there.

Carole Hart

As an only child and after 37 years of marriage and mom to an awesome son I find myself so lucky to have 9 brothers and sisters and 46 nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews as part of my extended family.

Betina JeanJacques

I love mimicking the chipmunks.



An underground-style club experience in The Fieldhouse at Old School Square December 2



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Unplugged Eagles Tribute



misc ║ Relationships

He Said/She Said:

Single for the Holidays By Robert V and Marie T


he bittersweet Holiday Season is here. You may have survived Thanksgiving (lucky you!) but now there’s Chrismukkah and New Year’s Eve to grapple with. If you’re single (which apparently He prefers) this can be an advantage or (more likely) a disadvantage (according to She). Damn you mistletoe, holiday parties, and that stroke of midnight New Year’s Eve kiss!

He Said:

Single for the Holidays? What’s so good about that? Well, I’ll tell you. Three great things about being solo for the holiday season. 1. Nobody expects you to get them gifts. People are sad for their single friends during this time of year. They feel bad (or envious) that you don’t have in-laws to appease or have listen to endless stories about how your ex’s last significant other tamed lions, cured chicken pox or could change the oil in your car in five minutes. This means that you can make it extra special for yourself and even take a vacation if you want. People will understand! 2. No tree, bush, pole or decorations. We don’t trick out our trees or light up our front lawns for ourselves, we do it for the Jones’. Well, the Jones’ are married with 2.3 kids and we don’t have to play their silly games. Save the money and time it takes to decorate and go on your vacation. 3. We don’t have to worry about falling short in the gift for our spouse department. We guys are notoriously bad shoppers when it comes to picking out gifts for our SO (Significant Other). We think a set of 22’s that happen to fit our car is an excellent gift. After all, she will get to ride around on them. A Roomba seems practical to us, but they think that we are saying that they are incapable of cleaning, or worse yet, only capable of cleaning. So splurge this year and get yourself a Roomba with 22’s. Just make sure the cat knows to steer clear.

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She Said:

1. Of course no one “expects” gifts from single men! When they manage to actually shop for a gift, or any gift they get standing ovations. Not the case for women. We are considered shoppers and still have to buy gifts for everyone, and bring a dish to dinner, then endure the usually pity filled looks when you sit down at the odd side of the table - or worse - the kiddie table. Sigh. *pour yourself a good wine here* 2. Not decorating for the holidays is usually UNACCEPTABLE for a woman - especially a Mom. We decorate, shop, bake, and sing songs,

all while watching Hallmark Channel marathon holiday movies. Heaven forbid we show an inkling of sadness or dispair! No one likes a Debbie Downer! Grin and bear it. After January 1st, it will all be over (till Valentine’s Day approaches). *pour another glass of wine here* 3. Lack of a SO (Significant Other) shouldn’t mean you don’t get a gift for the holidays. Treat yourself to a mini getaway or stay-cay! Get spa treatments, lay by the pool or beach and enjoy the simple geography of living in South Florida! Make up a fake persona (after all everyone is a tourist or snowbird, right?) and have a little fun. You’ll have great stories to tell at your next GNO! | December 2015 139

Leisure ║ brain teasers


1. Person without close friends (4,4) 7. East Indian tree yielding a yellow dye 11. Unit of capacitance 12. Tuberous herbaceous perennials 14. Inhabitant of Oman 15. Come on 16. Chafe 17. Separate 18. Fastener for a door 19. Rubbish (Brit)


ANSWER TO this PUZZLE will be printed next month.

1. Source of illumination 2. Viva voce 3. Dwarfism 4. Female name 5. Monk 6. Rimed 7. Flakiness 8. Sandwich 9. Central Iowa city 10. Female name 11. Fogey 13. Stimulant 15. Cabbages 21. Smell 24. Long slender snake 25. Ineffectively bowled ball

20. Get lost! 22. Short walk 23. Muslim celebrant 26. Quilt 28. Spot 31. Lick 32. Tricked 33. Egyptian dam 34. Speed measure 37. Absorb 38. More capable 39. Habitual 41. No 43. Highlander 44. Narrow (prefix)

45. Hungarian male name 46. Sulk 47. Pointer to the solution of a problem 49. Boys 52. Russian administrative division 54. Muslim nomad 57. Gamete 58. Distance measure 59. Expiate 60. Take notice (4,4) 61. Parisian river 62. Welsh underworld god name 63. Urgency

27. Rhyme 29. Contemptible person 30. Pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church 35. Steersman 36. Jug (Brit) 38. Seemingly everlasting (3-4) 39. Related through having had the same mother 40. Kinsman 42. Inhabitant of New England 44. Froth 45. Much trodden 48. Fiat 50. Declare frankly 51. Expected task 53. Male name

55. Pertaining to animals 56. Former English queen


ANSWER TO PUZZLE from last month


Fill in the grid so that every row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9.

enigma cryptograms are created from quotations and proverbs from around the world. Each letter stands for another letter. hint: “V” = “R”

ANSWER TO sudoko will be printed next month.



enigma solution will be printed next month.

enigma solution from LAST MONTH “It never occurs to some politicians that Lincoln is worth imitating as well as quoting.” - Author Unknown

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Solutions begin at home


Social and economic inequality is shaping up to be a centerpiece issue in the 2016 presidential campaign.

The issue is at the core of “The American Dream,” the notion that in America anything is possible if you work hard and play by the rules. On both ends of the political spectrum; the left and the right, there is a sense that even if you do those things it’s becoming harder and harder to get ahead in America. There’s a sense that it’s more difficult for the poor to ascend to the middle class and beyond, for the middle class to stay in the middle or move up a rung and data shows that indeed the rich are getting richer. Democrats tend to think that government provides solutions and Republicans want to get government out of the way. I don’t think either party has a lock on the truth or the answers and when it comes to Washington both parties have failed—a judgement in which both party’s presidential candidates and grassroots seem to agree. So with Washington failing and hopelessly gridlocked, policy innovation and economic development seem to be left to the states, counties and cities in our nation.

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I think the most action happens on the city level, where government is closest to the people and–theoretically at least– most accountable. That’s why it’s critical to keep informed and get involved in your community. I think local policymakers have a tough job to do. The decisions they make are often personal and they vote not in some far off place, but often around the block from where they live. I can’t remember the last time I saw my Congressman or State Representative but local elected officials are easily located—well most of them are or should be. If you can’t find them, get rid of them. So I think the issues of inequality being talked about by candidates ranging from Bernie Sanders to Ben Carson will actually be dealt with by mayors, council members and commissioners in cities across America. The fate of the American Dream has been localized. Which states, cities and regions will offer quality education and economic opportunities? Which cities will work on innovative policy solutions to create attainable housing for young people and allow the rest of us to age in place if we choose to stay?

Which cities will tap into the tremendous human capital that exists in our cities and in neighborhoods that many choose to overlook or ignore? Which cities will aspire to create special places that will attract and retain creative people—artists and entrepreneurs? Who will wake up every day on a mission to create opportunities and protect cherished and hard won victories? Cities have to strike a delicate balancing act—they must respect the past, take care of the present and prepare for the future. Often times they skip the first and last responsibilities and spend their time on the issue du jour. That’s a mistake. Respect for the journey is critical. The past informs the present and also can guide you into the future. Neglecting the future will leave your city vulnerable to communities that are working to further the American Dream. Ask yourself where your city is on this spectrum of thought. Let’s hope they are addressing the past, the present and future. | December 2015 143




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