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By Jeff Perlman, Editor


February is a great month to be in Delray Beach

n behalf of the staff of Atlantic Ave Magazine we wish you a happy and healthy New Year. The weather is perfect, the streets are bustling and you have bragging rights over your friends in the northeast who are trying desperately to find a flight to enjoy what we have every single day. In this issue of Atlantic Ave, we introduce you to romance Delray style, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Speaking of romance, we also take you inside the luxurious new villas at Crane’s Beach House. Trust us, they are amazing. February is also about tennis and garlic. The ATP tour is back in Delray with U.S. Open Champ Marin Cilic, the Bryan Brothers and other rising stars. If you haven’t gone yet, put it on your to-do list. It’s an amazing event and there’s nothing like sitting under the stars and watching world class tennis in your hometown’s downtown. As for the Garlic Fest, this event stinks, but we mean that in a good way. We love it. And we love Mr. Garlic too, our own Tom Johnston. Looking ahead to March, we also have coverage of Wellfest 2015, an innovative event that has come a long way since its birth. Finally, we also give coverage to BeKind Delray, a cool, new initiative launched by the Young Professionals Association of Delray. Keep an eye on this initiative and the young professionals behind it. They are the future and it’s a good thing they are focused on kindness. We can use more kindness in this world. Have a great month.

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The Seagate Hotel and Spa is generously sponsoring a ‘Habitat for Humanity’ home. The Hotel is underwriting the construction of the home, located at 205 SW 12th Ave, Delray Beach with an $85,000 sponsorship check. Building a home for a veteran family. The Seagate Hotel & Spa, 1000 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, Fl 33483. Habitat For Humanity -

The Delray Art League Celebrates Their 50Th Anniversary Dash Travel Re-Grand Opening of new Street Level Office, 504 E Atlantic Ave, DOWNTOWN Delray Beach, 561-498-8439,

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The Delray Art League, founded in 1965, is made up of a wonderful group of talented artists who show their work in Veterans Park or Old School Square on weekends. They also promote the development of excellence in the visual arts in the South Palm Beach County and donate money for scholarships, supplies and art instruction for young people. Their 50th Anniversary will be celebrated February 26 through March 1st. The Plein Air Art Festival, an exhicontinued page 10


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bition and art sale with live music is on February 26 in the courtyard of Delray Center for the Arts at Old School Square (with cash awards). From Friday Feb 27 to Sunday March 1st (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) is a three day “Artists in the Park Festival” with live music and Street performers at Delray Center for the Arts. On Feb 27 from 7 to 11 is a Celebration Banquet with Music, dancing, catered dinner, special speakers, Silent auction of artwork donated by members and a Raffle with proceeds to benefit the DAL Scholarship Program. On Saturday and Sunday is an “Artist Within” event for children to create drawings on large paper pads. The pads will be on display and young artists can take their masterpieces home.

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Sunday Mar 1st at 10 a.m. is “Along with the Art Festival,” youth art programs and portraiture with Dance, Magic Cards, Music by Steve Martel and the High School Art Contest. For more information about (the non-profit) The Delray Arts League and their upcoming anniversary go to: http://

Caffe Luna Rosa Now Offering Fresh Pasta Made Daily in New Pasta-Making Station

Diners at Delray Beachside Restaurant Can Now Watch as the Pasta They’ll be Eating is Being Made Caffe Luna Rosa, recently named Restaurant of the Year continued page 12

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by the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce and winner of the third annual Best Bite on the Ave competition at Crane’s Beach House Hotel, is now offering guests fresh pasta made daily in a new pasta-making room visible to guests. The brainchild of Executive Chef Ernesto DeBlasi, the new station includes a large glass window, making it possible for guests to see the pasta they may be eating actually being made in a sealed room. “We’ve had guests request a table right in front of the new station so they could watch the pasta being made while they’re eating their dinner,” DeBlasi said. With the new pasta-making booth, in the back of the restaurant next to the kitchen, DeBlasi is using an imported Italian pasta machine to create pasta in shapes and flavors that the restaurant couldn’t previously offer. Equally important, he says, is the ability to ensure the pasta meets the restaurant’s high standards. “With the ability to create the pasta right here in the restaurant comes the freedom to select the products that go into the product,” he said. At Caffe Luna Rosa, DeBlasi uses mostly eggs instead of water to create a high-protein pasta and made with only Eggland’s Best Eggs. “You’re probably not going to get the high level of quality of fresh, daily made pasta anywhere else in the area,” he said. With the new pasta machine, DeBlasi can now offer pasta in a variety of shapes including creste di gallo, fusilli bucati and rotini. Other specials include 75 percent whole-wheat pasta and homemade ravioli along with ca-

vatelli made with an attachment DeBlasi hand crafted. “The new cuts of pasta have the entire kitchen inspired to create new sauces,” he said. Thanks to the new machine and the pasta-making station, Caffe Luna Rosa is one of just a handful of South Florida restaurants making pasta onsite. “Very few restaurants in the area have the opportunity to make their pasta every day and serve it fresh daily,” DeBlasi said.

Boca/Delray Real Housewives Star Taylor Armstrong to Speak at AVDA Luncheon

Taylor Armstrong, star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and New York Times best selling author, domestic violence survivor and advocate will speak at the luncheon on Monday, February 23rd, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. The event honors the strength, courage and determination of women. Tickets are $135 each. Armstrong had her own drama, and behind the glamorous façade of The Real Housewives she hid a dark secret: her husband, Russell, had been physically, verbally, and continued page 14 | February 2015 13

locals only ║ in the news emotionally abusing her for years. Thankfully, after six years of abuse with Russell, she found the courage to leave. Tragically, soon after, Russell took his own life. Armstrong and her young daughter, Kennedy, found themselves starting over while the whole world watched. “We are delighted to honor an impactful individual, a vital organization and a supportive business, along with our Junior Honorees. These individuals and organizations make a significant difference in our community and they exemplify ‘The Heart of a Woman,’” event chair, Jeannette DeOrchis said. All proceeds from AVDA’s 8th Annual Heart of a Woman Luncheon will benefit AVDA’s 24-hour crisis hotline, Casa Vegso emergency shelter and transitional housing facility and AVDA’s outreach, educational and prevention programs offered throughout Palm Beach County.

World-renowned Dana Leong Trio, Featuring Core Rhythm, to Perform at Plumosa School of the Arts in Delray Beach

Last year, the Plumosa School of the Arts Foundation held the first “Shooting for the Stars” event with Black Violin, who performed to a sold out crowd. This continued page 16

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year, at the second annual “Shooting for the Stars”, Dana Leong (http://www., the classically trained composer, cellist and trombonist, who was raised on hip hop, will perform his signature combination of jazz, classical and pop, along with the Dana Leong Trio, Featuring Core Rhythm. The concert will take place in the school’s auditorium on Friday, February 20th at 7:30 p.m. at 2501 Seacrest Boulevard in Delray Beach. Proceeds from the evening benefit the Plumosa School of the Arts Foundation. “We are so fortunate that an act of this caliber will be performing in Delray Beach at this exciting community event,” said Drew Tucker, Plumosa School of the Arts Foundation Board Chair. “This talented group will inspire the students at Plumosa. Tickets are $35 for concert seating, $50 for Premium Seating and $75 for VIP tickets and can be purchased at: For more information contact: Funds raised will go toward theatre renovations. In addition, the event will help provide instruments for the lending library, along with art, music and dance supplies.

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Care-A-Vanners Arrive In Boynton Beach To Help Build A Home For Habitat For Humanity Of South Palm Beach County

Thirteen RV Care-A-Vanner volunteers arrived at Habitat for Humanity’s office in Delray Beach in mid January to help build a home for a deserving family. These seasoned volunteers, from all walks of life, traveled across the United States in their recreational vehicles eager to build homes and revitalize communities! RV Care-A-Vanners travel around the continued page 18


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United States and Canada, helping local Habitat for Humanity affiliates build hundreds of houses annually. These thirteen volunteers helped to raise the roof on a new home in Boynton Beach and worked alongside the future homeowners until January 23. Care-A-Vanners also help local Habitat affiliates raise awareness of poverty housing and homelessness by speaking to churches, civic groups and local media. Habitat’s Care-A-Vanner program welcomes people of all ages who want to pick up a hammer and help change lives.

The Blueprint Gallery At Milagro Center Melody Exhibit Opening Reception

The Blueprint Gallery At Milagro Center Melody Exhibit Opening Reception Join us for an evening of art, dance, and music at the MELODY Exhibit Opening Reception on February 27th from 6:30PM - 8:30PM at Milagro Center. The BLUEPRINT Gallery welcomes new friends and supporters of the arts to view and purchase the works of local artists at the newly mounted MELODY Exhibit. Proceeds from art sales, handmade craft and jewelry items benefit Milagro Center’s arts and education programs. Light fare and complimentary wine will be provided. RSVP to Nicole Escalera, Cultural Arts Director, at nescalera@milagro-

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center. org or call 561-279-2970. MELODY Exhibit runs from February 27th – May 1st 2015. The BLUEPRINT Gallery is open for visitors Mondays through Fridays from 10:00AM – 6:00PM. 695 Auburn Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 twitter. com/milagrocenter

2015 Senior Games Kick Off in Delray Beach

Florida Sports Foundation Invites Seniors to Participate in City’s 26th Annual Games It’s time for area residents to brush off their athletic shoes and start warming up – the Senior Games are here in Delray Beach and began January 30. The Delray Beach Senior Games are excited to provide a week full of fun, fitness and competition for anyone age 50 or older. Whether it’s billiards or basketball, there’s an opportunity for everyone to get involved through a variety of activities. Age divisions within each event ensure that senior athletes are competing with others of similar age. The games – which are part of the Florida Senior Games and presented by the Florida Sports Foundation – will take place across Delray Beach from Jan. 30 through Feb. 6. Entry fees start at $15 and activities at this year’s games include basketball, archery, billiards, bowling, croquet, golf, pickle ball, swimming, and track and field.

The Delray Beach Senior Games is a qualifier on the way toward the Florida Senior Games State Championships, which will be held in Clearwater December 5-13. More information about competing at the local, state and national levels or starting new local Senior Games can be found at or by contacting the Florida Sports Foundation at 1-866-FLGAMES.

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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 February for $50 or less.


mell that? No, it’s not your feet. It’s the 16th Annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest! February is American Heart Month so this is a great time to peel back some garlic and indulge in its many health benefits. Garlic is used for many conditions relating to the heart and blood system, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis and more, so, yes please, I’d like another. The Garlic Fest, held February 6 through 8, is a premier food and entertainment event that is dedicated to exploring the numerous health and culinary possibilities of garlic. Let’s also not forget about the vendors, live music, entertainment and fun. Professional chefs have created countless unique and

garlic-laden dishes for your tasting pleasure, and include garlic ice cream, garlic roasted corn on the cob, garlic buffalo chicken cheesesteak, and much more. The Garlic Fest is held Friday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and ticket price ranges from $10 to $30 depending on the day and time. The Garlic Fest is located on the lawn of the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at 51 N. Swinton Ave. Please call (561) 279-0907 or visit www. for more information.


et’s have an art-y party! February is International Expect Success Month and regardless if you’re expecting to find success with purchasing a fine piece of art, or are looking for inspiration for jump starting your own artistic career, you’ve got every weekend in February to figure it out.

The Delray Art League has planned “Artists in the Park” shows for every weekend this month and you are cordially invited to check out the artwork of your local Delray-ians. The Delray Art League’s outdoor shows are one of the longest running fine art venues in South Florida and they are even celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year so they must be doing something artistically beautiful. Artist works represent a variety of mediums including acrylic, ceramics, oil, pastel, photography, watercolor and more. Members even donate a portion of all sales to an Art Education Fund to promote the development of the visual arts so the artistic eye will endure for generations to come, which is the embodiment of success. Veteran’s Park is the host of the first weekend’s event and the subsequent events are held at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Veteran’s Park is located at Atlantic Avenue and the Intracoastal, and the Delray Beach Center for the Arts is located at 51 N. Swinton Ave. Please visit for more information.


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love, love some tennis! February is National Beat the Heat Month and what better way to beat the heat than by watching people sweat so you don’t have to. The Delray Beach Open by the Venetian Las Vegas is held February 13 through 22 and is the world’s only 10-day ATP (Association

of Tennis Professionals) Champions Tour and ATP World Tour event, which is televised nationally (Tennis Channel) and internationally in more than 125 countries, and hosts more than 50,000 spectators and more than 10 hospitality and amateur tennis events. You’ll get to witness fine tennis players, including Juan Martin Del Potro, Marin Cilic, the Bryan Brothers and John Isner, sweat it for you on the court as you kick back and relax under your umbrella. Tickets start at $13 and increase in price depending on the day/time and seat options. If you’re looking for something different to do (and I consider this as “exercising” if anyone asks), watching tennis with a cold beverage will soon be on the top of your list. The Delray Beach Open is held at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, 201 W. Atlantic Ave. Please call (561) 330-6000 or visit for more information and scheduling information.


ey, Self, how are you feeling? February is Relationship Wellness Month and since it’s just about the start of the New Year, this is one of the best times (other than the next 10 months) to make your priorities a priority. On the top of the list should be the health of your mind and body so get your hippie shoes out of the closet and kick yourself in the bottom because you’re going to the MindBody Expo and making your well-being No. 1. Held Sunday, February 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Delray Marketplace, the Expo brings an inspiring combination of the latest in alternative and holistic products and services, lectures, demos, food samples, raffles, games, family entertainment from more than 90 exhibitors. It’s basically a great way to gather all of the green information you’ll need should you decide to pump your daily routine with healthy alternatives and lifestyle betterments. The best part is that admission is free and a percentage of the proceeds from purchases goes toward funding public school enrichment programs and local Caring Centers. The Delray Marketplace is located at 14851 Lyons Road. Please call (561) 860-6222 or visit www. for more information.


othing says spring time like craft festivals! February is Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month and craft fairs are the perfect time to experience art and to tune in to your fancy side and maybe get the gusto to paint yourself a little diddy for your home. The 18th Annual Howard Alan Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival is held February 28 through March 1 and is waiting for you to grab your gardening gloves because it’s about time to plant some great seeds for 2015. The event boasts more than 100 of the nation’s most talented artisans and their contemporary crafts including jewelry, pottery, ceramics, photography, painting, clothing and much more, with options to fit any budget. The Festival is held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free so that leaves plenty of green in your pocket for some artistic goodies for your space. The Festival is located along Fourth Avenue and Atlantic Avenue and make sure you bring your sun hat/thinking cap because it’s about to get all inspiring over the weekend. Please visit for more information. | February 2015 27


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1–28 Shark Feeding – Tues– Sat – 10:30am, Sun1:30pm– $4. Alligator Feeding –Wed & Sat 1pm. 561–274–7263, 1–28 Pottery Classes – Monday–Saturday. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. 561– 862–9222 1–28 Pickleball – $2.Call for times. Pompey Park Community Center. 561–243–7356, Delray Beach Community Center. 561–243–7250 1–15 Delray Beach Playhouse presents Other People’s Money – Thurs–Sat 8pm, Sat & Sun 2pm. Delray Beach Playhouse, 561–272– 1281, delraybeachplayhouse. com 1 Super bowl Kickoff BBQ – 4pm. “505” Teen Center. 243–7158 3,7,14,21,28 Taste Atlantic Avenue – $65, reservations required. 800–979–3370, 5&19 Steel Drum Cruise – 6–8pm. $25 & includes a 2– hour sunset cruise with live entertainment. Delray Yacht Cruises, 561–243–0686, 5 Delray Marketplace Music Fest– 6–8pm. Casey Raines Band a high Country Rock Band. Delray Marketplace, 561–865–4613,

6-8 6th Annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest– The Delray Beach Garlic Fest is the Best Stinkin’ Party in Town! $10 before 6:00 pm–Fri & Sat, $20 after 6pm, Sun –$10. 6 Art Walk in Downtown Delray – 6pm–9pm. Stroll

throughout downtown Delray. 561–243–1077, 7 College Fair at Pompey Park– 10am–1pm. Free. For more information contact 561– 243–7158 7 Delray Beach GreenMarket– 9am–2pm– Relocation to SE 4th Ave due to Garlic Fest. –

7 Arts Garage Presents Bob Margolin– 8pm. $25– 45. Blues. 561–450–6357, 7&8 Delray Art League “Artists in the Park”. Veterans Park. 10am–4:30pm. 9&10 Levi Kreis– 8pm. Crest Theatre. $45. 561–273–7922, 9-12,16-19 Delray Beach Playhouse presents Give My Regards to Broadway – 2pm & 8pm. $30. 561–272– 1281, delraybeachplayhouse. com 11 Arts Garage Presents Rebecca – 7:30pm. $20–30. Radio Theatre. 561–450–6357, 12 Lecture Series: Michael Reagan – 2pm. Crest Theatre; $30–45. Michael is the eldest son of President Ronald Reagan. 561–273–7922, 12 Delray Marketplace Music Fest– 6–8pm. The Party Dogs. Classic Rock, Motown, Blues & beach music. 561–865–4613, DelrayMarket. com 12 Catch a Rising Star: Richie Minervini –8pm.$20. Comedy Club at the Vintage Gym. 561–273–7922,

13-22 Delray Beach Open by the Venetian Las Vegas –Returning champions Marin Cilic (2014), Kevin Anderson (2012), Juan Martin Del Potro (2011) and the Bryan Brothers (2009, 2010, 2014) join an elite group of tennis’ top world– ranked players in the upcoming Delray Beach Open, the world’s only 10–day ATP Champions Tour &ATP World Tour event. 14 Ride and Remember Trolley – 10am–12pm– $20. Spady Museum. spadymuseum. com 14 Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Cruise – 6:30–9pm. $85. Delray Yacht Cruises, 561– 243–0686, delraybeachcruises. com 14 Arts Garage Presents Vanessa Collier – 8pm. $25–45. Blues. A rising young artist, Vanessa is a multi–talented vocalist, saxophonist, and songwriter who blends her blues background with elements of funk, rock, and soul. 561–450–6357, 14,21,28 Delray Beach GreenMarket– 9am–2pm– The GreenMarket is a Saturday morning destination as an open air marketplace located at Old School Square Park on NE 2nd Avenue, 14-15,21-22,27-1 Delray Art League “Artists in the Park” – Old School Square Park. Fine Art Exhibition & Sale. 10–4pm. delrayartleague. com 15 Arts Garage Presents Alix Paige – 8pm. $25–35. Cabaret. Through old jazz standards and musical theatre showstoppers, Alix’s haunting and sensual vocals give her an old–soul quality that has been described as “well beyond her years”. You will not want to miss Alix’s shimmering presence and powerful vocals. 561– 450–6357, 16 President’s Day – Library Closed. 17 Delray Beach Center for the Arts presents Yesterday and Today: The

Interactive Beatles Experience – 8 p.m.; Crest Theatre; $39; Rock to the music of the Beatles in an all new interactive concert experience where the audience creates the playlist for the night… EVERY NIGHT! Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 561–273–7922, 18 Chamber Bash – 5:45– 7:15pm. The 9th annual Chamber Bash, an exclusive networking event held in the on–site “Hospitality Pavilion,” includes: Stadium Court Tickets to the evening’s matches, catering by City Oyster, Ziree Thai & Sushi, Shake Shack & Salt Seven, complimentary beverages, and ATP player appearances. Reserve early as space is very limited (must be a Delray Beach or Boca Raton chamber member to attend). To attend, please call Danielle Kenney at 561–330–6000 ext.1 or fax the below order form to 561–330– 6001. 18 Doug Montgomery in Concert – 8 pm, Crest Theatre. A Member Appreciation Night! Tickets are free for members (limited availability); $25 for non–members. TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON! A 25th Anniversary event, this concert features classically–trained pianist, Doug Montgomery. Member tickets must be reserved in advance; remaining seats are available to the public. Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 561–273–7922,

19 Delray Marketplace Music Fest– 6–8pm. High Tolerance Band. South Florida’s Premier Top 40’s Band. Delray Marketplace, 9025 W Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33446. 561–865–4613, DelrayMarket. com 19 Artists Alley Open Studios – 6–9pm – Pineapple

Grove Arts District between NE 3rd & 4th Streets, east of 3rd Ave, west of RR tracks. 19 Taste Pineapple Grove – 5–8pm. Historical walking food tours in Delray Beach. Includes signature tastings from 5–7 stops. $65, reservations required. 800–979–3370, 19 Music and Art in the Park – 6–8pm–Free. Bring your family and friends out to the Veterans Park Gazebo from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm for a night of interactive music and hands–on art. Musicians of all ages are welcome to bring an instrument and join the open “jam session” style music. For the artists among us, easels and art supplies will be set up and open to anyone wanting to explore their inner creativity in an non–instructional play environment. Join in or just sit and listen, everyone is welcome! Veterans Park Recreation Center. For more information please contact Abby Murrell, 561– 243–7350, murrell@ 20-22 The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra – Friday, 8 pm; Saturday, 2 & 8 pm; Sunday, 2 pm; Crest Theatre; tickets $45. This orchestra has inspired audiences, worldwide, with their mastery of the bass, baritone, tenor, concert and soprano ukulele. Their quirky musical renditions of oldies, current hits, and long–forgotten treasures are combined with typical British humor. Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 561–273–7922, 21 Arts Garage Presents Danny Brooks– 8pm. $25–45. Texassippi Soul Man. Brooks has mixed the best of both Texas and Mississippi and calls it ‘Texassippi’. “Rocking soul blues with a touch of country, gospel, roots, and R&B, the Soul Man has what it takes to get you moving, whether you’re wearing cowboy boots or blue suede shoes.” –Amy Mangan, CBC Radio. 561–450–6357,

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HAPPENINGS HAP 21 7th Hobbit Skate Tournament – 3–6pm. Hobbit Skate Park. $5. Please join us for our 7th Annual Hobbit Skate Off. Live Music, Prizes, Give–a–ways, Food and Fun! Skate Jam will include a beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Products toss at the end of the contest. Local skate vendors will be on hand for all your skateboarding needs. 561–243–7158 21 Morikami presents Demonstration of Koto – 12pm, 1:30pm or 2:30pm. $5 with paid museum admission. Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th–8th century. Learn the fascinating history of this exquisite instrument and listen to its captivating and tranquil sounds demonstrated by koto teacher Mrs. Yoshiko Carlton. Each participant receives a koto music sheet of the most famous Japanese song, Sakura, or “Cherry Blossom.” Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 561–495–0233, 22 Delray Marketplace presents MindBody Expo – MindBody facilitates opportunities and connections making emphasis on education protecting the well–being of humankind and the environment. Our dedication to quality, transparency, sustainability and giving back guides us in everything we do. Giving back becomes an important part of our mission when a percentage of its proceeds will fund local Public Schools enrichment programs and Caring Centers. 25 Spady Museum Presents Delray Speaks: A Community Conversation– 7pm – 8pm. $5. Delray Speaks is a community forum intended to encourage open dialogue about relevant topics affecting residents and visitors

of South Florida. The forum is hosted by the Spady Museum and facilitated by Delray Beach residents. Topics are selected at random by forum participants and organizers. All opinions expressed are acknowledged and respected and belong solely to their owners and do not necessarily reflect those of the Spady Museum, the facilitator or the forum organizers. These forums are open to the public and everyone is welcome. 561– 279–8883, 26 Delray Marketplace Music Fest– 6–8pm. The JD Danner Bankd. Nashville based Southern Rock & Country Artist. Delray Marketplace, 9025 W Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33446. 561–865–4613, 26 Chamber of Commerce Contacts & Cocktails –5:15pm–7pm. Join us at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts Outdoor Pavilion for our monthly Contacts & Cocktails event. It’s the best way to gain a broader awareness for your business and build relationships within the community. It will be an exciting evening as we will be combining with the Delray Beach Art League as they celebrate 50 years! Meet top artists after they complete a day of a Plein Air Competition painting Downtown Delray Beach. See their Exhibition and Sale of completed paintings! (Plein Air refers to the art of painting outdoors)! $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Non– members $20. 561–278–0424, 26 Plein Air Festival – 4–7pm.Delray Center for the Arts at Old School Square. Exhibition & sale with live music by the Florida Youth Orchestra. 27 The Country Mile – Friday at the Outdoor Pavilion. Don’t miss an amazing evening of country music with one of today’s hottest country bands, PARMALEE!5:30 p.m. – Gates open. 7:00 p.m. – Special guest and local favorite, Amber Leigh kicks off the evening. 9p.m. – PARMALEE takes the stage. General admission

tickets: $30 (limited presale); $37 (advance) and $40 (at the gate). Premium admission tickets: $50 (bleacher seating/ limited availability); $100 VIP (includes front row seating with limited availability, $12 in food vouchers and $16 in drink vouchers). 561–243–7922, 28 Spady Cultural Heritage Day “Spady Day” – 2pm to 10 pm. The old ways of living and thriving in Florida will come to life at the Living Heritage Day (a/k/a “Spady Day”), when the Tradition Bearers of Renaissance Park of Marianna, FL share how pioneers made household products, such as lye soap and straw brooms, and meals straight from the land. Activities for children and family, such as storytelling, a bounce house and face–painting, will be available. The fun will take place on the Spady Museum complex at 170 NW 5th Avenue in Delray Beach. 561–279–8883,–cultural– heritage–day

28 Arts Garage Presents Grunge & Glamour Featuring Toots Lorraine and the Traffic Music– 8pm. Retro Fusion. Fundraiser – $100–$550. Music. Food. Art. Friends. The vivacious and charming Toots Lorraine

draws from a repertoire of classic blues and jazz standards at the Guild’s annual gala to support artistic and educational programming at Arts Garage. Have fun while supporting Arts Garage at this evening of retro fusion. 561–450–6357, 28–Mar 1 18th Annual Howard Alan Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival – Free. 4th Ave & Atlantic Ave. The 18th Annual Delray Beach Craft Festival is a favorite Palm Beach weekend event, bringing contemporary crafts from more than 100 of the nation’s most talented artisans to this free community event. A variety of jewelry, pottery, ceramics, photography, painting, clothing and much more, all handmade in America, will be on display. At this show, you can find beautiful one– of–a–kind craftwork displayed by their originators at price ranges to suit every budget. Exhibits: 2–28 Spady Museum presents African American Neighborhoods of Old Delray Exhibit – 11am–4pm. $10. In the 1880s – 1920s, Delray Beach welcomed the people that would influence its character, design, development and future. Residents came from all walks of life and from areas around the country. Today, descendants of some of these pioneers continue to call Delray Beach home. This exhibits depicts early pioneers and their descendants and how their professions helped shape the city’s personality. This is a permanent exhibit. 561–279– 8883, 1–March 8 Language Art – Tuesday–Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays. Admission: $5; children under 6 free. Art that explores emotional, social and other themes through the use of text in the image provides another dimension for interpretation and conversation. This exhibit features the unique works of national art-

ists, Trey Speegle, Jack King, Matthew Rose, Alec monopoly and William Halliday. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Cornell Museum of Art. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. 561–243– 7922, 1–April 19 En Plein Air– Tuesday–Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays. Admission: $5; children under 6 free. Plein Air refers to the art of painting outdoors, and this exhibit features paintings of Delray Beach and other Palm Beach County locations. The exhibit will focus not only on the completed paintings, but will cover the background, locations and process involved in creating them. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Cornell Museum of Art. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. 561–243–7922, 1–Mar 27 The Winter Interlude Exhibit 2015– Juried Fine Art by Delray Art League members at City Hall, 100 NW 1st Ave., Delray Beach, FL. Weekdays 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 10–May 24 Poetry in Clay: The Art of ? tagaki Rengetsu– ?tagaki Rengetsu (1791– 1875) was perhaps the most well–known female artist and poetess of nineteenth century Japan. Born in Kyoto, Nobu (her given name) was adopted by the samurai ?tagaki Teruhisa and his wife. After a life of great tragedy and loss, Nobu became a nun and took the name Rengetsu, which means “Lotus Moon.” Rengetsu collaborated with potters, painters, lacquer ware craftsmen and a variety of other artists to create a myriad of unique works of art inscribed with her profoundly personal, witty and spiritual verse. Poetry in Clay will highlight an exquisite selection from the Johnstone–Fong Collection, the largest private collection of works by ?tagaki Rengetsu in the United States. Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens.561–495–0233,

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1- Grace, Nikki, Jeni @ Spodak Dental Group


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1- Gabby, Julie @ Bella Amici 2- Cheryl, Head Coach & Chef Cole @ Shula Burger 3- Kim & Maggie @ Swatches & Rags 4- Ruth & Lisa @ Premier Estate Properties


5- Rosie @ Caffe Luna Rosa


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pictures ║ in the pineapple grove arts district

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1- Lindsay @ Rustic Rooster 2- Esais, Mark, Antonio @ Lanzetta’s Barbershop


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entertainment ║ gotta know

Gotta Know

Seen Around Town and Elsewhere…

Hayden Katz, Mitch Katz, Jon Levinson and Chuck Halberg enjoying Tabanero Hot Sauce at City Oyster, Ron Gilinsky everywhere, Ari Whiteman at City Hall, Ken MacNamee bike riding on Swinton Avenue, Tom and Lucy Carney in England, Mark Gregory at Caffe Luna Rosa, Pame Williams and the boxing promoter Don King hamming it up at Pier One Imports, Michael Greene, Owen O’Malley, Morgan Russell, Capt. Michael Coleman, Kristin Dagata, Ian Mellul, Ty Wotherspoon and more at the Dare 2 Be Great Luncheon at the Delray Beach Golf Club, Scott Porten at Brule, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Henninger at Brule, M.K. Morales and Connor Lynch at The Coffee District, Tom and Terra Spero and family at Zona Fresca, County Commissioner Steven Abrams on Atlantic Avenue, Steve Michael at Sundy House, Avi Greenbaum at La Cigale, Bill Bathurst at The Green Market, Barbara Fitz at Smoke BBQ, Jan van der Baan at Crane’s Beach House, Juanita Bryant Goode at Delray Center for the Arts, Kristyn Cox downtown.

New Hotel Opening

We watched it being built and now it’s finally going to open. The Fairfield Inn &

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Suites Delray Beach will have their Ribbon Cutting Event on Thursday, February 5th and are going to accept guests starting on that date. The Fairfield Inn & Suites Delray Beach is located at 910 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Fl 33444, 561-279-2900.

Second Annual Fabulous Fashion Week

Delray Beach held it’s Second Annual Fabulous Fashion Week, January 17-24, 2015. Featuring 8 days of style and designs found in Downtown Delray Beach retail shopping district in Pineapple Grove and along East Atlantic Avenue. The week was filled with nightly fashion shows, daytime in store fashion and beauty events for all.


New York Pet Fashion Week

Laura Souza, of Dig Restaurant and pet dog Gianna Souza of G Girl Productions and Fabulous fur - baby events will be heading back to New York City for the New York pet fashion week. Gianna will be model in 2 fashions in New York as she competes in Doggies and Tiaras, attending a Pug Wedding and a Wizard of Oz birthday party. Last year Gianna took First Runner Up at the Doggies and Tiaras event. We’re rooting for a Gianna, a dog from Delray, takes First Place this year.

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entertainment ║ gotta see

Gotta See

By skip sheffield


he cold month of February is traditionally a slow time for major movie releases, but this year has a notable exception: the much-anticipated release of the screen version of the steamy novel “Shades of Grey,” which promises to warm up audiences. February 6 Everybody’s crying about “The Seventh Son,” and in the whole round world I’m the only one.

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“The Seventh Son” is not based upon the Willie Dixon song that became a hit for Johnny Rivers. This fantastical thriller is based upon the novel “Spook’s Apprentice” by Joseph Delaney and directed by Sergei Bodrov (“Mongol”). The Spook of the title is Master Gregory, a knight played by Jeff Bridges. Centuries ago Spook imprisoned the evil witch Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore). Now she has escaped. Spook has but one month to train Tom Ward (Ben Barnes), the seventh son of a seventh son to confront Mother Malkin and save the world, or something like that. Channing Tatum to the rescue! “Jupiter Ascending” is the latest from the sibling writing-directing team of Andy and Lana Wachowski (“The Matrix”). Mila Kunis plays the title character, born under a starry sky and destined for great things. Somewhere along the line things went wrong for poor Jupiter and she is reduced to cleaning toilets for a living. Then a super-dude, genetically-engineered ex-military hunter named Caine (Tatum) appears. He traveled from outer space to track down Jupiter and inform her of an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. Supporting cast includes Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Kick Gurry, David Ajala and Gugu Mbatha.

February 13 For fans of E.L. James’s & m novel “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Friday the 13th may be your lucky day. When naïve 21-year-old literary college student Anastasia “Ana” Steele fills in for her friend Kate (Eloise Mumford) to interview wealthy young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she immediately becomes smitten and falls under his spell. Ana is played by Dakota Johnson, daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith and granddaughter of Tippi Hedrin. Christian Grey is played by Irish actor Jamie Dornan. Sam Taylor-Johnson directs. February 20 Duff: isn’t that the beer Homer Simpson drinks? Yes, but in case of the high school comedy “The DUFF” it stands for Designated Ugly Fat Friend. When otherwise happy senior Bianca (Mae Whitman) learns she is considered a DUFF by her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels and Bianca Santos), despite the warning of her favorite teacher (Ken

Jeong), and despite a crush on hunky Toby (Nick Eversman), she hatches a plot to recruit slick, charming jock Wesley (Robbie Amell) to humiliate the school’s ruthless label-maker Madison (Bella Thorne) and remind everyone no matter how we look or act, we are always someone’s DUFF. Kevin Costner is back as a gringo newcomer cross-country coach at a predominantly Latino Central Valley California high school in “McFarland.” The movie is based on the actual events in 1987 when coach Jim White (good name), played by Kevin Costner, builds a championship crosscountry team from exceptionally talented farm kids. Directing this inspirational Disney Picture is Niki Caro (“North Country”). The cast includes Maria Bello, Carlos Pratts, Hector Duran, Chad Mountain and Morgan Saylor. Inspired by an Aerosmith song? We don’t think so. “Jane Got a Gun” stars Natalie Portman as a tough frontier woman who stands by her man, Bill Hammond (Noah Emmerich) when he tangles with the notorious Bishop Boys, led by brutal Colin McCann (Ewan McGregor). When Bill is badly wounded, Jane (Portman) is forced to enlist former love Dan Frost (Joel Edgerton) to save her family. Gavin O’Connor (“Warrior”) directs.

February 27 Jesus raised Lazarus of Bethany from the dead in the Bible’s Book of John. Could he have envisioned it as the basis for a thriller called “The Lazarus Effect?” David Gelb directs one of those “found footage” yarns that stars Olivia Wilde as a medical researcher who is revived from death, with serious side effects. Mark Duplass, Evan Peters, Sarah Bolger and Donald Glover provide support. Speaking of religion-inspired thrillers, “The Vatican Tapes” stars Olivia Taylor Dudley as Angela Holmes, a 27-yearold woman whose cut finger leads to the emergency room, an infection, and erratic behavior than begins to cause injury and even death to those close to her. The Vatican is called in. Could it be Satan? Yes it could. Katherine Robertson is Dr. Richards, Dijmon Hounsou is vicar Imani, Michael Pena is Father Lozano, Dougray Scott is Roger Holmes and Michael Pare is Det. Harris. Mark Neveldine (“Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance”) directs.

entertainment ║ gotta HEAR

Gotta Hear

By skip sheffield


all this Big Name February 2015. Those biggies include Bob Seger, in what may be his last tour, paired with the J. Geils Band. The eversmooth Harry Connick, Jr. visits Kravis Center again. So does the even smoother Tony Bennett. Andrea Bocelli plays a three-night stand; Alice Cooper rocks again and Jerry Seinfeld yucks it up, all at Seminole Hard Rock Live. Then we have singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, who plays another famous namesake, the Jackie Gleason Theatre.

February 1 rts Garage, 180 N.W. First Street, Delray Beach, wraps up its run of Lauren Gunderson’s play “I & You” February 1-8. Other attractions are blues star Bob Margolin February 7; “Rebecca” Radio Theater February 11 and 12; Johnny Rawls February 13; Vanessa Collier February 14; Alix Paige cabaret Feb. 15; Danny Brooks blues February 21 and a “Grunge & Glamour” gala benefit 8 p.m. February 28. Tickets range from $25-$40 except for the gala. Call 561-450-6357 or go to In Boca Raton, Broadway and cabaret veteran Lee Roy Reams stars in “La Cage Aux Folles,” continuing February 1-15 at the Wick Theatre and Costume Museum, 7901 N. Federal Highway. Call the box office at 561-995-2333 or go to for tickets and other information.


February 3 On Palm Beach Island there is no classier entertainment venue than the Royal Room Cabaret of the Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Road. The Lettermen lead off February 3-4 followed by Carole J. Bufford February 10-14; Regis Philbin February 17-21 and Christine Ebersole February 24-28. Cover charges vary. Call 561-659-8100 or 561-6555430.

February 7 Bob Seger has released “Ride Out,” his first new album in eight years, and is on tour with his Silver Bullet Band to support it. Seger, who turns 70 May 6,

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told Rolling Stone his “career is winding down,” so this may be your last chance to see him live at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. The opening act is the legendary J. Geils Band from Worcester, Mass. Tickets are $81 and $111.75 at TicketMaster. Call 800-745-3000.

February 11 New Orleans pianist, singer, composer and actor Harry Connick, Jr. performs at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 11. Tickets start at $39. Call 800-5728471 or go to

February 12 Celebrated blind operatic tenor Andrea Bocelli performs a three-night engagement at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 12, Saturday, February 14 and Sunday, February 15 at Seminole Hard Rock Live in Hollywood. Tickets are $204, $304, $454 and $554. Call 800-745-3000 or go to

February 14 The giants have fallen but Tony Bennett soldiers on. Bennett has been a singing star since the Big Band era, but at age 88 he keeps up with the times. His latest duet collaborator is Lady Gaga. Bennett performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 14 at Kravis Center. Tickets start at $40. Call 800-572-8471 or go to Like Jamaican reggae music? Then you’ll love the 22nd Annual 9Mile Music Festival, held down at MiamiDade County Fairgrounds. The many members of the Marley Family headline with a number of supporting acts. Go to for more information. Tickets are $52.83 general admission and $178.74 VIP. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. Call 877-440-8499.

February 20 Onruarye of the finest songwriters of his generation, Jackson Browne wrote many hits for others, most notably the Eagles and Linda Ronstadt and had even more on his own. The multi-talented musician and singer makes a rare South Florida appearance at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb 20 at the relatively intimate Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami Beach. Tick-

ets are $55.50, $79.50 and $93.50. Also at the Gleason the double bill of Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 24. Tickets are $30.50 advance and $35 day of show. Call 800-745-3000.

February 25 The venerable California rock group the Doobie Brothers fire it up at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 25 at the smallish Pompano Beach Amphitheater, so you can get up close and personal. Tickets are $49.50, $70.90 and $91.35 at TicketMaster. Go to www.pompanobeacharts. org for more information.

February 27 For a guy who had a television show “about nothing,” Jerry Seinfeld was a spectacular success. Seinfeld quit his show while it was still popular to lead a more low-key life. Now he is back where he started, doing an intellectual brand of stand-up comedy. He does a two-night stand Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28 at Seminole Hard Rock Live. Tickets are $79, $104, $139 and $169. Call 800-745-3000.

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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

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other degenerative conditions. Conditions such as Arthritis, Overuse Syndrome and Stereotypic Movement Disorders are some of the most common. 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 projections begin to form within the joint causing it to become hypertrophied (enlarged) and in-

flamed, 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. Dr. Travis Lamperski is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician with The Conde Center for Chiropractic Neurology. He is currently working towards his post-doctorate diplomate in the field of Chiropractic Neurology. Our office provides specialized care for difficult cases of back-neck pain, numbness-tingling, vertigo-dizziness balance disorders, fibromyalgia, migraines, AD/HD, autism, and dyslexia. Our office is located at the Atlantic Grove in Delray Beach, FL and can be reached at (561) 330-6096, drlamperski@thecondecenter. com and at

health & beauty ║ dermatology

Facial Rejuvenation for the Savvy


By Thomas C. Balshi, M.D.

IPL, intense pulsed light, is the gold standard for photo-facialrejuvenation. This FDA-cleared and patented technology provides dramatic results for conditions that result simply from living. These include age spots, sun-induced freckles, redness of rosacea, acne scarring and other discolorations and blemishes.

Using the principle called selective photothermolysis, IPL treatments target different pigment types called “chromophores” in the skin. They selectively absorb the light energy as heat and then yield the desired response. These optimally targeted wavelengths of light clear vascular and pigmented lesions by the dozens from the face, hands, neck and décolleté. Pigmented lesions undergo a mild peeling and disappear within two or three days, while the vascular lesions blanch and then resolve within 10 to 14 days. The process is painless, takes about 20 minutes and involves no serious downtime, thus, the savvy patient can return to their busy life with little interruption and no questions asked.

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Why choose IPL over other treatment options? Laser resurfacing and deep chemical peels often send patients into hiding, as they wait for redness, swelling and peeling to subside. Microdermabrasion addresses skin irregularities, but is not effective against all complexion problems including redness, flushing and broken capillaries. Face lifts and other surgical procedures are far too invasive for younger patients and for “baby boomers” that simply want to revitalize their appearance without time lost in recovery. Photo Rejuvenation or PhotoFacial is one of 2013’s most popular anti-aging treatments. This revolutionary breakthrough requires a series of non-invasive anti aging

skin care treatments that improve or completely eliminate virtually all of these of skin conditions: • Hyperpigmentation • Sun Damage • Broken Capillaries • Spider Veins • Age Spots • Freckles • Mild Acne Scars • Rosacea and Redness • Skin Discolorations Dr. Thomas C. Balshi 2605 West Atlantic Ave. 561-272-6000


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health & beauty ║ Your Dental Health

Five Health Conditions Your Dentist Can Spot


BY Craig Spodak, DMD, PA

Your oral health may offer clues to your overall health, and the signs are clear

You expect your dentist to be able to spot cavities, inflammation and more, but did you ever consider that he/she might also be able to notice some more serious health issues? The state of your smile may offer insight on the rest of your body and possible health-threatening conditions, sometimes even before other symptoms show up. Diabetes Most people focus on the whiteness of their teeth to judge how healthy their smile is, but your gums also play an important role in determining oral health. In a 2014 study, nearly twothirds of dentists said they’d refer a patient with periodontitis (inflammation around the gums) for a diabetes evaluation. The reason being that high blood sugar may be as damaging to your oral health as the sweet sugars in a can of soda. That’s because the condition can cause dry mouth, which increases plaque build-up, making people with uncontrolled diabetes more prone to dental problems.

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Heart Disease Because the mouth is a passageway to the body, people who have chronic gum disease are at the highest risk for having a heart attack, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. Gum disease (called gingivitis in its early stages and periodontal disease in the late stages) is caused by plaque buildup. Some researchers have suggested that gum disease may contribute to heart disease because bacteria from infected gums can increase clot formations, which elevate blood pressure and increase the risk of a heart attack. Signs include loose, shifting or missing teeth, and increased probing depths, where the pockets around the teeth have deepened. Dementia Is tooth loss linked to memory loss? In recent British research, a lack of teeth was associated with mental decline, while a 2012 study found that older adults with poor dental hygiene were 76 percent more likely to develop

dementia. The research is relatively new so the link between the two isn’t perfectly clear. However, a small 2013 study detected Porphyromonas gingivalis (a bacteria associated with gum disease) in the brains of people with dementia, suggesting that it may play a role in the inflammation associated with cognitive decline. Osteoporosis Osteoporosis won’t cause your teeth to decay, but your dentist may be able to spot bone loss in the surrounding bones like the jaw. Normal, healthy bone should be dense at the edges and the interior, but when that’s not the case, the patient is likely to have osteoporosis. A 2013 study in the Journal of Research in Medical Sciences found that the thickness of postmenopausal women’s jawbones was correlated with the bone density of their spine. This means that dentists could potentially diagnose osteoporosis in the early stages, which often goes undetected until a fracture occurs. Acid Reflux Disease You may feel heartburn most intensely in your chest, but the effects may be more obvious in your mouth. If you have acid reflux disease, the constant uprising of stomach acid could wear away at the enamel on your teeth and literally erode your teeth, making them appear thinner. In a 2008 study review, researchers found that almost 30 percent of adults with dental erosion also had a gastrointestinal esophageal reflux disease, or GERD. It is important to note that erosion can happen even without chest pain, so you may have reflux without even knowing it, making your dentist’s diagnosis very important. Bottom line: your dentist is here to help. Make your dental health a priority and pay attention to your body. Even if you brush and floss regularly, it is important to get your dentist’s professional opinion so you can stay on top of your overall health and make it the best it can be. Spodak Dental Group is a comprehensive dental practice providing all general and specialty services in one convenient facility. Call (561) 498-0050 or visit to schedule an appointment.

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health & beauty ║ Anti-Aging

How Sweet Are Your Wrinkles?


By Kristin Heather

In this celebratory month of love, it’s important to honor even those tumultuous relationships…and to consider what you are feeding them. The relationship between the skin and the gut is one of love and hate.

The emotions are so intertwined, the symptoms dramatic. When one is acting up, the other is the cause of irritation. When things are calm, it’s easy to feel and see. There are many factors that contribute to the ups and downs: food, environment, stress. Yet, there is one particular player that sneaks around, hides when you are paying attention, and wreaks havoc when you are not. Candida starts as a one-celled yeast. It is part of the balance in the gut flora, between the good bacteria and the bad. Candida quickly multiplies, fueled by sugar, growing into filaments that spread, emitting enzymes that actually feed on tissues and take nutrients from them. This infiltration is not only in the gut, but also in other organs. Candida is a sugar addict, and once it’s overgrown any kind of sugar supports it to flourish. It feeds off of any sweetness from concentrated sugars like agave, corn syrup, even fruit, to refined foods like bread and pasta. If overgrowth is severe, anything that affects the immune system, like lack of sleep or stress can encourage candida to grow. The yeast targets the weakest cells. Candida convinces that sugar is necessary. If you stop eating all sugar, the highly evolved filaments release 79 different toxins into the body, creating a dramatic (near death) need for sugar. You feel ill until you eat sugar, then you feel better. For this reason, so many people abandon a healthy diet or detox. For this reason, all you want for Valentine’s Day is a box of chocolates. Its result is directly or indirectly related to several health issues. It can lead to gluten sensitivity, weight gain, fatigue, nutritional deficiencies, etc. The skin, the most visible witness to our inside relationships, shows signs of candida. Wrinkles, acne, eczema, psoriasis,

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tinea versicolor (white spots on the skin), bumps on the back of the arms: these skin responses can be traced back to candida, or at least to a blockage exacerbated by it. The connection to the skin is not always transparent, which is no surprise due to candida’s innate sneakiness: • Candida creates inflammation, destroys the tightly bonded cells in the intestines causing leaky gut, which leads to bacteria and toxins seeping out of the porous intestines. As the largest detox organ, the skin works to get rid of these toxins. It shows up as acne, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, eczema, etc. • Candida releases enzymes that digest tissues, which cause inflammation. Inflammation produces enzymes that break down collagen and elastin, which leads to sagging skin and wrinkles. • The gut is crucial to the health of the immune system. When candida infiltrates the gut and continues to grow, the immune system is compromised. The skin can reflect immune responses like psoriasis and eczema. • Candida steals nutrients from the cells. The now weak cells in the gut and organs reflect on the face. If your liver is weak, for example, the weakness will reflect between your

eyes. Weak cells on your face are more vulnerable to damage from external sources: the sun, radiation, air pollution, and chemicals in products. This situation will reflect in the skin as wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and brown spots. When we focus on the relationship between the skin and the gut: “It’s complicated.” Yet, the many blockages that affect the health of skin can be linked back to the gut, and tumultuous scenarios in the gut can be linked back to candida. To get rid of candida is a long detox process that only begins with a strict 30 days of no sugar. The benefits are life changing. So I ask you, is sugar causing your wrinkles? Nourishe owner and visionary, Kristin Bauer, believes that true healing lies within us through a physical, emotional, and spiritual connection. Her current skin care methods combine cutting edge technology, emotional detoxification, and organic, signature treatments. Kristin formulates all Nourishe treatments and the Nourishe Organics skin care line using 100% organic and wild-harvested ingredients. She is a certified Hado instructor and her passion for skin care and healing is combined with one for honoring Mother Earth. | February 2015 53

health & beauty ║ Body Beautiful


Does Lifting More Weight Mean More Muscle? By Jay Bozios

“How much do you bench?” This is a common question you might hear while working out at the gym. Most gym goers, especially males, are too concerned about how much they can lift. This is probably because most of these people believe there is a connection between both strength and size. If you see someone with larger muscle mass than you, do you automatically assume that they are stronger than you?

First, let’s talk about resistance training. This type of training can be done with a weight machine, free weights, cables, or even with your own body weight. Take the dumbbell bench press, for example. When performing this exercise correctly, you’re applying stress on the chest muscles (pectoralis major and pectoralis minor). When put under enough stress these muscles will tear; which is why you often feel sore after an intense workout. After a muscle is torn the body will then repair this muscle creating growth and added strength. During and after resistance training the body releases hormones, which are messengers that carry information to your cells. There are dozens of different types of hormones in the human body but for now let’s focus on just the hormones that aid in repairing and building new muscle. The more resistance and stress your muscles are under directly relates to the amount of hormones the body releases. When I say “more resistance and stress” I am not necessarily talking about weight load. I am instead referring to the actual time that these muscles are under stress. This is known as time under tension or TUT for short. TUT refers to how long the muscle is under strain during a set. The idea of TUT is to slow down your repetitions and focus on the contraction of the muscle, instead of the amount of weight and the speed in which you lift it. These added 10-15 seconds of resistance training during a set can make a big difference on the effective-

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ness of your lift and the new muscle you are creating. The increase in specific hormones released combined with this extensive muscle breakdown is the ideal combination for gaining muscle. By putting the muscle under longer bouts of strain, you can cause extensive muscle breakdown leading to sleeve-busting muscles. So next time you’re in the gym and you see someone lifting more than they should with bad form and poor range of motion, take a smarter and more efficient approach. Try lowering the weight, raising the amount of re p e t i t i o n s and really focus on your form and contracting those muscles. These small but real changes in your lifting program might be the edge you need to reach your fitness goals.

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special feature ║ delray beach open

The Delray Beach Open by the Venetian® Las VegaS Brings Tennis Fans, Legends and Rising Stars Together By Carly Saunders


pHOTOs BY Alese and Mort Pechter, Official Tournament Photographers

Spectators anticipate a great match from the Delray Beach Open on the main court of the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center

Valentine’s Day and Presidents Weekend Fun for Everyone Thousands of tennis lovers from near and far will head to Delray Beach on Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day weekend for the start of the Delray Beach Open by The Venetian® Las Vegas.

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The 23-year-old tennis tournament is the only ATP tournament featuring an ATP World Tour event and an ATP Champions Tour event in the same week at the same venue – The Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. The event not only include tennis balls reaching 150 MPH, but includes special events for Valentine’s Day, a kid’s day, senior discounts, and Champagne Brunch. The ATP Champions Tour event pits a US team with Michael Chang, James Blake and Justin Gimelstob against a European squad led by Goran Ivanisevic, Emilio Sanchez and Mark

Philippoussis. The first team to win five of the nine matches wins the team competition and event’s trophy. A highlight to opening weekend will be Super Sunday when all six legends will be in action. The inaugural ATP Champions Tour event in 2010 was the first-ever played on US soil, and the event features tennis professionals who have retired from the ATP World Tour. The World Tour event is one of 10 events in the United States on the global ATP World Tour and one of 60 in 30 countries worldwide. The reigning US Open doubles champions and ATP “Fan Favorite” award winners for 10 years, the Bryan Brothers, will join reigning US Open singles champion Marin Cilic as well as 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, top 20 players John Isner and Kevin Anderson, and rising star Aleksandr Dolgopolov. Local fans and travelers have several ways to enjoy opening weekend and especially Valentine’s Day on Saturday, February 14. All couples bringing their sweethearts to a special ‘Couples Day’ receive Buy-One-Get-One free tickets on box or reserved seats in sections A-O for ATP Champions Tour matches when you purchase in advance. Make it a memorable Valentine’s evening when you treat your loved one to an unforgettable experience at the Valentine’s Dinner Party with a package that includes fine dining, open bar, dessert, preferred parking, and Stadium Court box seats — all for $99 per person.

Doubles champions and brothers, Bob and Mike Bryan, celebrated their victory at the Delray Beach Open last year

Let the kids join in the fun on Presidents Day, Monday, February 16 for the USTA Kidz ROGY Festival & Art Contest from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The day will be full of fun activities and tennis. Round robin tournaments in all age categories (from 6 to 14-years) will be going on throughout the

Juan Martin del Potro will be returning from his second wrist surgery to take back the Delray Beach title

day, in both singles and doubles. Activities will also include fun-filled tennis games with prizes, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon artists and more. Registration is required for all participants to this ticketed event: for more information please contact Janet Sprague at 561-385-7399 or The ADT Live Music Stage, where local bands play before and after all feature matches, will have a special group performing during the night session on Wednesday, February 18. A 45-minute mini concert by the Bryan Brothers Band will delight both music and tennis fans. Front man, David Baron, will take the mic that night as well. Seniors receive buy one get one free tickets on Senior Days - Saturday, February 14; Wednesday, February 18 and Thursday, February 19. A special Champagne Brunch is scheduled for Sunday, February 22, prior to the ATP World Tour singles and doubles finals. The brunch package includes a Stadium Court ticket, brunch and bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s and begins at noon. For additional event information and a schedule of matches visit YellowTennisBall. com or call 561-330-6000. | February 2015 59

special feature ║ TRUE LOVE

Roses are red Violets are blue Sugar is sweet And so are you!

Romeo & Juliet These two teenagers from feuding families, the Capulets and the Montagues, meet at a masked ball and fall instantly in love. They are secretly married by Friar Laurence and consummate the marriage following the famous balcony scene. Juliet’s father arranges her marriage to Count Paris which devastates her, so she seeks help from Friar Laurence. He gives her a potion that will put her into a death-like coma. Romeo sees her in the family crypt, apparently dead and kills himself by poisoning. Juliet awakes, sees Romeo dead, and so stabs herself to death with his dagger. Their suicides causes a reconcile of the feuding families. Antony & Cleopatra For the last Pharaoh of Egypt and the Roman General it was “love at first sight” in 41 B.C. An enchanting and bewitching young woman, Cleopatra won the heart of Antony

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and together they had 3 children. However, it was not an easy road for this couple. Eleven years later when Antony was fooled into thinking that his lover was dead, he tried to take his own life by falling on his sword. It was not initially fatal and he was taken to Cleopatra to die in her arms. Hearing she was to be paraded along the streets of Rome, Cleopatra took her own life with the poison of an asp.

Shah Jahan & Mumtaz Mahal The Mughal Emperor of India married for the third time to Arjumand Banu Begum better known as Mumtaz Mahal meaning “the chosen one of the palace” in 1612. His favorite and cherished queen became a crucial advisor to him, often consulting her in state matters. Mumtaz Mahal bore the emperor 14 children but died at the age of 40 during childbirth. Grief stricken at the loss of his beloved queen, he commissioned the

Do you believe in true love, love at first sight, or even eternal love? Or do you squash such preposterous ideas? Whatever your thoughts, read on and enjoy some good old fashioned love stories… It’s is Valentine’s Day this month after all… BY Lisa Marie

build of the spectacular and very impressive Taj Mahal to lay his loved one to rest.

Queen Victoria & Prince Albert Queen Victoria ascended to the throne in 1837 at the age of 18. In 1840 she married her first cousin Prince Albert of SaxeCoburg-Gotha at St James’s Palace, London. In that same year came their first child of nine. Thought to be a happy and strong marriage, they spent much of their time together. It was therefore devastating for the queen to lose her husband in 1861. She

went into deep mourning and only ever wore black until her death in 1901.

Marie & Pierre Curie Partners in love and science. Pierre was a director in one of the labs that Marie worked in and their mutual passion of science bought them closer together. Pierre wooed Marie and finally they married in Seine, France in 1895. Along with their love of science they also enjoyed long bicycle rides and journeys abroad together. They won a Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903 for discovering radioactivity. Pierre died in 1906 and Marie continued her work until her death in 1934.

Annie Oakley & Frank Butler Of Baughman & Butler shooting act, Butler boasted he could beat any local marksman. Annie, being a pretty mean shooter herself accepted his challenge and won both the contest and Butler’s heart. They married in 1882. They joined Buffalo Bill and his Wild West Show in 1885 and Frank became Annie’s manager. Annie died in 1926. Frank died 18 days later, no doubt of a broken heart. A beautiful love story characterized by Irving Berlin with his 1946 musical “Annie Get Your Gun.” Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontanne This acting couple were married in 1922 and for the next 55 years were inseparable. They dazzled Broadway from 1919 (when they first appeared together in ‘A Young Man’s Fancy’) until 1958 when they left the stage. That same year, the Old Globe Theater in New York City was renamed Lunt-Fontanne Theater in their honour.

Prince Edward & Wallis Simpson What would you give up for love? Prince Edward, heir to the British throne first met the twice married, once divorced American, Mrs, Wallis Simpson in 1931. However, their love did not completely flourish until 1934 on a cruise. In 1936 King George V passed away leaving Edward as King. Wanting to marry, the soon to be divorced Wallis Simpson, King Edward had no choice than to abdicate the throne. They married in June 1937 and lived for most of their lives in exile in France, shunned by many. Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton This fiery and passionate love affair began when they first met on the set of Cleopatra in 1963. Their first onscreen kiss lasted so long the director had to ask them whether he could say ‘cut.’ They continued kissing! Married and divorced twice this couple remained obsessed by each other. They had what might be considered an eternal love, or maybe they couldn’t live with each other but they couldn’t live without each other either?

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special feature ║ venetian nail spa

Venetian Nail Spa

Ultimate Nail Spa Experience and exclusive products By Nicol Jenkins



The moment you enter, a sparkling chandelier, ethereal cloud ceiling, and shimmering waterfall set the scene for the ultimate relaxing nail spa experience at Venetian Nail Spa in Delray Beach. Coupled with the latest and highest quality products, Venetian Nail Spa is the only destination for all your pampering needs.

From a warm welcome to a refreshing beverage, Venetian Nail Spa, located in the West Delray Marketplace Shopping Center, is committed to creating an inviting and comfortable spa experience. They offer guests numerous therapies, treatments, products and nail services that embody the healing traditions of many cultures. Their aim is to provide each guest with impeccable service through experiences that nurture the body, mind and spirit. Besides their inviting atmosphere and cleanliness, what sets Venetian Nail Spa apart from the rest is their extensive and exclusive product line. For two years, they have been providing not just your standard manicure and pedicure, they offer hot stone spa pedicures, milk and honey foot massag-

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es, deluxe manicures with exfoliating hand massages, Nexgenails, and UV liquid gels. Express facials, waxing, and much more are also available. Venetian Nail Spa exclusively uses natural products including Nu Skin’s highly rated and top quality exfoliants, masks and moisturizers to meet the needs of every valued client and every unique skin type. They also provide The Masterpiece Pedicure, which is the most luxurious experience of pampering and aromatherapy. This signature pedicure features an invigorating soak that can help release built-up tension in muscles and improve circulation in the body. Owner Vivian Nguyen has also created her own nail polish line, named 88 New York, which is sold exclusively at the locaThe Venetian Nail Spa Staff

Large selection of the latest colors

tion. After always helping her customers pick out the right polish for their outfit and to go with the occasion, she decided to create a special polish line. The polish line offers the perfect colors that represent the vastness of the world and are named after well known New York City landmarks. Rich, warm, cool and earth tones offer the perfect look for day or night. 88 New York spares you no luxury with this designer collection. 88 New York can also be purchased on their website at In addition to the top of the line products, the nail technicians are all licensed, experienced and certified and the staff is warm and friendly to all their clients. “We are very professional and personable here. Our customers are not just a number to us. We know all of our customers and they are family to us. Our motto is to treat others as you would like to be treated,” said Vivian.

Customer Benjamin, father of the “The Short Game” stars Morgan & Makenna Rodriguez is getting the Hot Stone Pedicure by Nail Tech Pam

Hospitality is their top priority. The staff offers each guest complimentary wine, soda and water. Their motto is to treat everyone like a celebrity and offer a five star experience with an ambience that can only be found at top hotel spas. With Venetian Salon Spa conveniently located in Delray Beach, you won’t have to travel far for that celebrity treatment. Venetian’s purpose is to create a beautifully, unique group of nail spas in markets that will attract people who are looking to have an enjoyable spa experience. Venetian Nail Spa began as a dream of a few dedicated individuals who nurtured this dream, shared it with others, and built a thriving center committed to the health and wholeness of the community. They offer guests numerous therapies, treatments, products and nail services. Venetian Nail Spa is committed to helping guests capture the tranquility of serenity and dedicated to the enhancement of your natural beauty. With dozens of stores nationwide, they are excited about watching their vision continue to grow through their nail spas. That same top notch customer service has remained a part of Vivian’s career path. The owner has a long history of customer service and making people happy through an enjoyable spa day. Her family has owned and operated nail salons and has worked in many customer related fields. “Our customers come in here stressed and after an hour, they are ready to take on the world. It makes you feel good when people leave and they feel good and look good,” said Vivian. “We listen to every client and hear their stories and treat everyone like family.” Venetian Nail Salon 9097 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 102, Delray Beach (in the Delray Marketplace Plaza, next to Chicos) They are now hiring and looking for experienced nail technicians. 561-499-1771.

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special feature ║ a blast from the past

A Blast From The Past Moved on up to the East Side of Delray Beach…

By nicol jenkins

photos by melissa korman

Owner Dee Ziemba has an eye for hand selecting items that last a lifetime


New Location for Delray’s Best Kept Secret Designer Boutique

More than just a fashion accessory, every sparkling jewel and designer handbag uncovers a special moment, makes a statement and represents a piece of art unlike any other. Such as the limited edition, ‘The Chanel candy necklace’ or the ‘Louis Vuitton denim Speedy’, these previously loved high-end designer handbags, shoes and accessories can only be found at A Blast From The Past. Now conveniently located on the east side of Delray Beach in the Atlantic Plaza, the couture consignment boutique has many one-of-a-kind pieces. When cus-

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tomers travel to Delray Beach, they can find just the right designer handbag or accessory to match their outfit for the perfect occasion. Owner Dee Ziemba has an eye for hand selecting items that last a lifetime. She has been selecting exquisite designs for her boutique for 10 plus years and tries to find exactly what her customers are looking for. Her store’s motto: ‘Where class is timeless’ reflects her store’s inventory, an upscale and refreshing decor with eye-catching accents on the walls, including an elegant Audrey Hepburn portrait, penciled by a local artist.

A Blast From The Past buys, sells and consigns only the best items of the highest quality condition, such as Hermes, Chanel and Louis Vuitton handbags and jewelry, Jimmy Choo heels, Tiffany & Co. bracelets, designer sunglasses, fur coats, stylish hats and so much more. “When I opened the store it started as a vintage boutique; but it branched out to couture.” said Dee. The owner doesn’t just fill up the store with any kind of inventory. All of her designer handbags of all sizes, necklaces and even shoes look like they are brand new. In fact, most have never been worn or used; but are all “previously loved.” Quality is always guaranteed. “I’m always looking for high end quality products that are in excellent condition. Many of the ladies who bring in their items haven’t even worn them. My inventory changes every day; I never know what’s going to come in. I also like the uniqueness of the older pieces, the kind of items you don’t see every day,” said Dee. Besides the impeccable condition, the product line is always very unique. “I am not your typical consignment store. I am very selective and zone in on authenticity, condition and high-end design. There’s nothing in Delray Beach like A Blast From The Past. You will get the pieces you will not find everywhere. Many of my customers have bought them as limited edition items and they never used them. Every piece has a meaning to some people, such as the vintage pieces from the 30s, 40s, 50s, Chanel bags from the 80s to new,” added Dee. Dee finds an inner reward in making people happy through fashion and educating customers about each of the exquisite items in her boutique.

A Blast From The Past buys, sells and consigns only the best items of the highest quality, such as Chanel handbags

“It makes you feel good when they come back year after year whenever they come visit Delray Beach; or week after week when they are strolling along Atlantic Avenue. I concentrate on having the best of the best of what’s out there and my selection is constantly rotating. I have unique pieces, some you might not have been able to find or afford when they were produced because of raising a family but now you can have it,” said Dee. She has watched her clients grow their families or dressed them up in a perfect accessory for a special moment in their life. From helping a couple pick out an engagement ring to selecting a treasured piece of jewelry for their daughter or picking out the designer bag to complete their outfit for an event, Dee and her husband take that extra time to make everyone feel special. “When you have been in town for so long, you watch families grow and get to share in the special moments of their lives. It’s a mom and pop store. I hope everyone that comes in enjoys the store and feels comfortable here. I don’t rush anyone in and out. I let them take as much time as they need to pick out something they will cherish forever,” said Dee.

Her customers agree and praise the owner and store for its attention to detail and style. “Like heaven on earth! Incredible treasures beautifully presented with attentive and friendly service,” stated one customer. “My favorite designer consignment store! The owner and husband are very knowledgeable about everything they sell. I have found some amazing pieces here. A Blast From The Past is a must see shop, if you are in the area!” added another happy customer. Dee has solved that problem of being in

the area, by adding a Facebook page, so everyone, everywhere can see new arrivals and existing merchandise. Also, if you are looking for a special piece, Dee will do her best to search for it and if found, she can have it shipped to you! Stop in and see for yourself! You won’t go home without finding your own hidden treasure and cherished accessory! A Blast From The Past Open 7 days a week from 11 am to 8 pm 777 East Atlantic Ave Delray Beach (in the Atlantic Plaza) 561-272-8290 Visit their Facebook page | February 2015 65

special feature ║ delray beach marketing cooperative

February Events Help Shine Spotlight On All Delray Beach Has To Offer

There is always something fun going on in Delray Beach but this month even more so. In February some outstanding events with international appeal take place. “The month of February is a great time to be in Delray Beach because there are events for just about everyone,” says Stephen Chrisanthus, associate director of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC). “Whatever you’re looking to come out and enjoy, we’ll have it for you.” This month, Delray Beach will host three outstanding events that celebrate the culture, the sports activities and the great food and entertainment Delray Beach is known for. On Feb. 6 and 7, the “Best Stinking Party in Town” is back as the 16th Annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest returns to the grounds of the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. The following weekend – and through the next week – the focus will be on tennis as the Delray Beach Open by The Venetian® Las Vegas returns to town, bringing with it world-class men’s tennis. At the end of the month, the Spady Living Heritage Festival returns to Northwest Fifth Avenue after a six-year hiatus. As part of the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum’s Black History Month, the event will feature music, food and activities celebrating Palm Beach County’s black history. The Spady Living Heritage Festival is one of only a handful of events of its kind in Florida. Chrisanthus, whose organization supports all three through help with planning or promotion, sees the February activities

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By Gary Schweikhart

There’s no doubt that Delray Beach is a great place to enjoy yourself year round, with its beautiful beaches, its outstanding restaurants and culture, and its great nightlife.

as having a strong positive economic impact on the community, both directly and indirectly. “These are some of our higher profile events and they bring people from all over to our community,” he said. Last year, according to John Butler, executive director of the Delray Beach Open, close to 52,000 people attended the tennis championships, creating an economic impact of an estimated $13 million. Organizers of Garlic Fest estimate that more than 40,000 people attend the threeday festival, which generates an estimated $1.4 million in economic impact. The Spady Living Heritage Festival, a oneday event, is expected to draw about 3,000 visitors this year. All help Delray Beach raise its profile and attract more visitors, more new residents and new businesses. “We hope that the people coming to experience these events see Delray as not only a place to visit but somewhere great to live

and open a business,” said Stephanie Immelman, executive director of the DBMC. Those who attend one or more of the events will see a mix of new features as well as some old favorites. At Garlic Fest, for example, the Garlic Chef competition will return and there will still be lots of garlic flavored food, along with outstanding musical entertainment, including Rebelution and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. New this year will be the Delray Beach Garlic Fest Collaborative Kitchen Dining Experience, bringing chefs from area restaurants together to create a multi-course meal. For more information visit At the Delray Beach Open, guests will have an opportunity to watch the ATP Champions Tour – with James Blake, Michael Chang and Goran Ivanisevic – Feb. 13 through Feb. 15. It will be followed by the ATP World tour ¬ – featuring the Bryan Brothers and many others – from Feb. 16 through Feb. 22. The Open, which will be covered on the Tennis Channel, will include special events such as a Champagne Brunch and a Valentine’s Dinner Party. Find out more by visiting www. Those attending the Spady Living Heritage Festival will enjoy a block party with live music and performances from local groups including the Delray Divas and the drumline from the Achievement Centers for Children & Families. As always, there will be a Kids Zone with face painting and pony rides as well as fun games such as a watermelon roll and a tire roll. New this year is an “elders tent” with a variety of activities and presentations. For more information visiting




Residential | Commercial | Buy | Sell Ka re n Hammer Th e Co rco ran Gro u p 901 George Bus h Boulevard Delray Beach, FL 33483 m. 561.889.4444

The Corcoran Group is a licensed real estate broker. All material herein is intended for information purposes only and has been compiled from sources deemed reliable. Though information is believed to be correct, it is presented subject to errors, omissions, changes or withdrawal without notice. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Equal Housing Opportunity. | February 2015 67

special feature ║ karen hammer

To Trust And Treasure


Beautiful Quail Ridge Golf course and Lake view property above, sold by Karen

By diane feen




One thing that everyone agrees upon is that Karen Hammer is one-of- a-kind. She has natural beauty, a can-do attitude; she enjoys meeting people and is an ace real estate agent.

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Those who have sold their homes using her expertise are thrilled with the results and others looking to buy South Florida real estate can’t say enough nice things about her. To know Karen is to know that she was an accountant with KPMG Peat Marwick in West Palm Beach before becoming a real estate agent with Corcoran Group. Her background laid the foundation for her to excel in the real estate industry. “Being an accountant taught me about following through with every detail in a transaction and it fine tuned my organizational skills,” said Karen. It is this follow through (like in a golf swing) that has garnered Karen a steady

following throughout her career. For one client she hired the contractor and architect to renovate their newly purchased home. When they were out of the state she monitored the progress, paid the bills from an escrow account and made sure the project was coming along perfectly. Karen calls it concierge service – and her clients could not be happier with her devotion and trustworthiness. “Karen has been fantastic to work with. She has helped me purchase and sell multiple homes. She made sure new wood floors were put in my house and had the utilities turned on when necessary. She handled everything for me. She is the most likeable

person you will ever meet. I purchased all the properties sight unseen. I trust her judgment 100 percent,” said New York businessman Hagen Schulz. Schulz isn’t the only one who noticed that glimmer of grace in Karen. “Karen did a high profile real estate transaction in Miami and was asked to be featured in a new reality TV show about real estate. Although it was very flattering she turned it down because she valued her client’s desire for privacy,” said husband Kevin, a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch. While Karen is the cream of the crop her husband is the sturdy root. His family has been living in South Florida for over 50 years and the two have a very active social life. They are involved with Bethesda Memorial Hospital, The Delray Beach Center for the Arts and local country clubs. When it comes to real estate, knowing what is happening in South Florida is a real plus. “I introduce my clients to different country club communities and know their proximity to golf, tennis, the beaches and retail areas. It’s not just a home they are buying, it’s a lifestyle,” said Karen. It is that lifestyle that Karen understands so well. She credits her accounting background for her in-depth understanding of nuance and how it affects clients. “Every aspect of a transaction is important – the wind direction, sun direction and traffic

patterns. Details make a difference to buyers in the long term.” You don’t have to convince Barry Rubin of that fact. “Karen Hammer’s experience, company resources and family history in Palm Beach County make her ideally suited to handle almost any type of real estate transaction. A prospective buyer could not have a better friend to show them the area - whether they’re buying or selling Karen is a most trusted advisor.” Rubin has a point. Karen is familiar with most of the communities and knows the importance of pairing the right property with the suitable buyer. “I have lived in Palm Beach County for 25 years and know most of the country clubs and other exclusive properties. I take my role as a real estate advisor very seriously.” Karen has done that for the past ten years and continues to do that every day. Those around her are confident in her judgment and her capability. For one client, whose family had passed away, she cleaned out the house, sold it, put their things into storage and sent all the paperwork to the family. Although not an optimal situation for the heirs, who lived out of town, the entire process was seamless. “I do it all when it comes to real estate. I call it concierge service. I try to make it easy for my clients from start to finish. When people move to Florida they are

looking for a certain quality of life and I try to make sure they find it right here.” That means introducing them to different clubs and setting up golf or tennis games in the community where they may want to live. “My clients deserve to live in a community where they will feel comfortable. I not only love what I do but I love meeting people and building relationships.” To many of her clients, Karen also has an eye for perfection. “Karen has helped me buy and sell several properties. She is very thorough and her strength is that she sees possibilities in properties. She has a good eye for what can be done with a property as well as what needs to be done in order to sell a property,” said accountant Mary Alice Underwood, whose family has a long and established connection to Delray Beach. Karen is certain that South Florida will continue to flourish and attract an even greater number of newcomers. “I am extremely bullish about South Florida real estate. Everyone should be excited to live here. It just keeps getting better and better!” It sure does. Karen Hammer Sales Associate Corcoran Group Real Estate 901 George Bush Boulevard Delray Beach, FL 33483 561.889.4444 | February 2015 69

special feature ║ FANCY interiors

Sharon Lev-Har, owner

Fancy Interiors

Offers Full Service Design and Quality Products By Nicol jenkins



The kitchen is the heart of the home where you gather with your loved ones for insightful conversations and food for the soul.

Just as heartwarming as the interactions in the kitchen can make you feel, a warm and inviting kitchen can do the same. The owners at Fancy Interiors in Delray Beach can imagine and create the kitchen of your dreams. With over 35 years of experience as a full service design firm, Fancy Interiors has the expertise, quality products, unique designs and innovative materials. They focus on designing luxurious kitchens for any budget, closets and vanities, along with coordinating total bathroom remodeling, and they custom build furniture. They can design for any taste from modern to antique and traditional and contemporary. “Fancy Interiors is a one-stop shop. We take care of the entire project from instal-

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High gloss ebony veneer kitchen

lation to granite, fixtures, and paint,” said Sharon Lev-Har, who owns the business with her husband Dror Lev-Har. “When I make things I like to think outside of the box. I build things to suit your needs that are just right for you and your space. At Fancy Interiors, you get personal attention from a designer from start until completion. We don’t use subcontractors- we have in house fabricators and installers,” said Dror. Sharon also knows as a local Realtor that many of her clients will be able to raise the value of their home with a new kitchen or updated bathroom. She helps to lessen the stress and anxiety of building a new kitchen by helping to choose quality fixtures and products.

Textured laminate wall unit

“Dror is very service oriented. He has tons of patience with the clients to help them through those steps, whether they are getting a facelift for a room or an entire new kitchen. We want it to be something our customers will be happy with,” said Sharon. Their customers agree and praise the owners for their dedication and personal attention. “A friend recommended that we contact Fancy Interiors when we were renovating our home. We contacted the company and had the pleasure of working with Dror, the owner. He assisted us in choosing the styles, provided drawings and changed them per our requests, and we ordered new kitchen cabinets, a new bathroom, a complete wall unit, walk-in closets and a powder room. Throughout the entire process, Dror and his entire staff were most accommodating and completed all their work on time, as promised. It has now been a little over 6 years. Everything Fancy Interiors installed in the house is still in perfect condition, looking new and beautiful. I recommend using Fancy Interiors for all your cabinetry needs,” said customer, Daphna Arad. Why not get your new kitchen and remodel your home with the help and expertise of Fancy Interiors! Fancy Interiors 1275 SW 4 AVE, Delray Beach 561-265-5183 View their work on




OGKCREATIVE.COM *OGK Creative is no way affiliated with this grumpy little baby. We’d definitely put him in a timeout if we could. | February 2015 71

special feature ║ DANA DONATY DESIGNS

Donaty working on ‘Top Dog’ painting from her ‘High Voltage’ series

Beauty Knows No Bounds

DANA DONATY DESIGNS By Diane feen Photos by melissa korman


Great artwork astonishes the onlooker. It evokes emotion, thought and delight.

That’s what you get when you see the artwork, murals and interior spaces created by Dana Donaty. She not only pushes the creative envelope to infinity, but she stamps it with distinguished characteristics that make you think Dali, Jackson Pollock or Annie Leibovitz. But to ascribe anyone else to her inimitable style would do her injustice. That’s because Donaty’s artistic brilliance is on display the moment you meet her. It’s on her clothing (that is covered in paint), her studio (where decorative wall art and fine art intersect) and her home. One of the first things you see when you enter her home is a wall that says “YES” made of cement, silver leaf and iron patina. A few feet away you will see colorful

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artwork with creatures and surrealistic features that mirror life and its inherent largeness. But that suits this Delray artist just fine. “Everyone sees something different in my paintings. It’s as if abstraction and figuration had a love child. I breathe in the culture and out comes a painting,” said the Moore College of Art and Design graduate who lived in London before coming to South Florida. Donaty is also well-known (and respected) for her expressive and expansive murals that adorn public spaces, homes and businesses. There’s a life-size mural of the Loxahatchee wildlife on the exterior wall of the Delray Camera Shop, a colorful cityscape in Bleu Café and a 20-foot mural that marries art with architecture

YES” , 3’ x 10’ wall mural, cement, iron, patinas & silver leaf

at Sandbar Boston’s on the Beach. Donaty was also chosen over hundreds of other artists to do a complicated yet whimsical mural for a Head Start School in Palm Beach County. But like all constellations of creation Donaty has evolved. She is still creating large murals - that illustrate the moods and manners of our times in electric hues - but she has added a lot to her repertoire of genius. That’s why designers and homeowners come to her to create unique yet sophisticated ceilings, walls and artwork that define and defy convention. There are Mica stone panels with silver leaf on canvas that glitter with a rare naturalness, plaster ombré wall murals and unconventional faux finishes in the most unlikely places. That’s what defines this artist – it’s her indefinable artistic brilliance. She sees things most people don’t see and creates interiors, public art, murals and fine art that come from a place of rotating fantasy and innate reality. She defines spaces and canvas with a texture, gloss or color that will make you feel as if you are inhabiting the earth at a higher altitude than usual. But she does it with clients as a collaborative effort. They explain their vision and Donaty runs with it (or sprints) to the artistic finish line. The results are always stellar. ““Dana the mural turned out great! Thank you for all your hard work and eye for detail,” said Tom MCMurrain, Vice President Development, Ocean Properties, Ltd. Donaty has also perfected the art of family portraits, but not in the conventional sense. She imbibes the culture of the family, learns about their personalities and then creates a colorful panorama of the entire clan. Think Disney meets Dali. If there is an antidote to the boring portraits of yesteryear, Donaty has hit upon its golden core. She also does pet portraits, landscapes and exotic murals that create a mood and manner for homes, condos or commercial spaces. Most of the Murals and family portraits are done in the studio and installed like wallpaper (or attached in panels). “It doesn’t take time away from the client and they’re removable. If you move you can take the artwork with you. Clients have us relocate and reinstall their murals from one location to the next,” said Barry Bernstein, of Dana Donaty Design. These collaborative efforts are what Donaty calls her commission work. For

one client she added texture and gloss in their foyer with Italian Lime Venetian Plaster. For a home in Palm Beach Gardens she added faux wood grain ceiling beams with matching baseboards and doors frames. “People are personalizing their spaces and adding character and warmth. I use decorative cement finishes, liquid iron, Venetian plaster, mica, gold and silver leaf,” said Donaty. When you see Donaty’s work in its raw form it’s as if Michelangelo has been sprinkling fairy dust overhead. But this local artist doesn’t need any help from the masters, she has become one herself. “I have been doing this for 20 years and offer super personal service for each client. I draw my projects on the computer so clients can see what they are getting.” The New Jersey native inherited some of her talent genetically; the rest came in like a hail storm. Her mother’s family, from South America, were artists and her father was a doctor. Donaty does cling to some convention (like the signs she has from her father’s medical office) and the wall to wall display of fancy footwear similar to that of Imelda Marcos. But that’s what’s so unique and mystifying about Donaty. Her creative ability has an endless megabyte capacity and the paint that falls to her feet have recently become surrealistic paintings sold to collectors. Her work has also been purchased by celebrities, sports figures and government agencies and she has won awards for her

Donaty in her Delray Beach studio

public art projects and installations. Dana Donaty Designs also opened a studio in Miami. It is there (and in Delray Beach) that Donaty take her client’s dreams and converts them into reality. Her newest work she said “will blow your head off.” She’s right. Her art will blow your head off – but in a great way. DANA DONATY DESIGNS Call: 561-504-3374

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special feature ║ COUNSELING

sharpening the saw


By john davis, lmhc

Pick up Wall Street Journal or Fortune, and one might imagine top executives with stratospheric earnings steely and ruthless, narcissistic and Machiavellian at heart. Hardly a fair portrayal.

I know many executives who fit those traits, some who make a fortune, but I think it a mistake to universalize. This is more a modern myth inspired by the loudest, brashest icons in popular culture. The late (and amazing) Steve Jobs comes to mind. One might come away from reading Walter Isaacson’s very even-handed biography of Jobs wondering just how much more might have been possible without the insanity he inspired at companies under his watch. He created seeming miracles, but left a lot of pain and abusive relationships, writes Isaacson. Coaching executives, I see some unique individuals leading with a different kind of intelligence. A grounded, respectful approach borne of “presence”. With keen awareness of lifestyle as well as profits, many are deeply satisfied at both home and work. Do these things to become a “presence-centered” 1. Get Grounded. In Stephen Covey’s revered “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, he speaks of “sharpening the saw”. He categorizes opportunities to work on ourselves as: physical, spiritual, intellectual and social/emotional. He challenges us to create daily disciplines to bring out our very best and maximize the natural strengths we all possess. Strenuous physical exercise to the point of breathlessness is a daily must. Keeping our intelligence sharp with proper reading expands our minds. Nurturing spiritual practices of prayer, meditation or yoga can pay exponential dividends, especially in our capacity to manage stress, and particularly at home. Maintaining a supportive network of friends and colleagues can keep our emotional batteries charged. Sparring with a professional coach, especially over social/ emotional matters can help us hone our very best expression of self.

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2. Keep Agreements. The bedrock of high self esteem, or how good we feel about ourselves, is a relentless habit of following through. It is doing what we say we’re going to do, especially for ourselves. Set an alarm for 5? Get up and get going. Covey refers to this habit of never hitting the snooze alarm as our “first personal victory of the day.” Quitting alcohol? Do everything in your power to stay clear and sober, enlisting sober colleagues and even an executive coach experienced with dependency. Volunteering for a board seat? Dive in and get busy. Get your hands in it. Give yourself to it. Avoid apologizing for your absence. Following through on the hard things we set for ourselves makes us emotionally resilient and raises our feelings of good will toward ourselves and others. Meeting a challenge, especially one of high stakes with risk involved, keeps our spirits strong. This is especially important away from the office. Make a promise to be home for dinner? Keep it. Guard your promises to your family and friends with reverence. High earnings and a fat 401K won’t do us any good without someone to share it with. It’s great to be a master of the universe. Be a master of your own personal universe first. 3. Stay “current” in relationship. Being a “solo-trepeneur” can be exciting. Having a great idea and the drive to pull it off can be an amazing experience of validation. And sometimes our best efforts are completely alone, unfettered by the noisy environments of work groups. But we are at our core “pack animals” whose need for close support of others is a fundamental part of our best nature. We “fill our spiritual cups” with kinship and camaraderie. We needn’t always be alone in our endeavors. Nourish and attend these relationships, and finish “un-finished”

business. Criticize a colleague unfairly in public? Apologize as soon as the dust settles, and make clear your resolve to self-monitor such destructive behaviors in the future. Argue with your spouse? Go back and talk it out when the high emotion has passed. Constant vigilance for breaches and an eagerness to repair them is a hallmark of long lasting relationships, at work and at home. Our quest for a leadership style that is as nourishing for ourselves as it is helpful to others is never-ending. The famous psychologist Abraham Maslow, with his “hierarchy of needs”, admonished us to “self actualize” and be all we can be. John Davis, LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor 561-213-8030

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special feature ║ siperstein dermatology group

Dr. Robyn Siperstein and Staff Getting Ready for Opening Day


Opens A New Office In Boynton Beach By Diane Feen Photos by Melissa Korman


Dr. Robyn Siperstein thinks big. That’s why she just opened a new skincare center that is designer perfect and patient-centric. It also happens to be 8,000-square-feet of pure elegance and comfort.

But that’s only half the story. The other half is that Dr. Siperstein and her team are dedicated to giving their patients optimal care and treating most medical dermatological conditions. They also offer advanced state-of-the-art cosmetic dermatology treatments and procedures as well. Dr. Siperstein has not only done a superb job of expanding her medical practice, but she also took the lead in designing this gracious space with its soaring ceilings and natural accents. Her credentials are just as impeccable. She graduated from Yale University (Summa

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Cum Laude) went to Yale University School of Medicine, did her Internal Medicine Internship at Albert Einstein and was a Chief Resident in Dermatology at Rutgers. “Siperstein Dermatology Group fulfills my vision of creating a practice with integrity and the highest ethical standards. Our focus is on compassion, respect and individualized firstrate medical care for each patient,” said Dr. Siperstein. “By paying close attention to our patients’ dermatologic needs and listening to their concerns, we aim to establish a physician-patient relationship based on trust and

Siperstein Dermatology Group’s Brand New 8,000 Sq Foot Skin Care Center in West Boynton Beach

mutual respect.” If you talk to their patients you will hear that Dr. Siperstein and her team are truly dedicated to giving compassionate care and curing those who seek their medical expertise. One client described it this way: “I went to three dermatologists this year and Dr. Siperstein was the only one who was able to prescribe something that worked for me. She spent a lot of time reviewing my problem and showing me how to use the medication. It is very rare to find someone so knowledgeable, compassionate and down-to-earth. I highly recommend her.” Working with Dr. Siperstein are Board Certified Dermatologists Nicole Conrad M.D., Elissa Schwartzfarb-Norton, M.D, Christopher Buckley, D.O., Physician Assistant Jeanelyn Berges and Licensed Paramedical Aesthetician Janette Menosky. Siperstein Dermatology Group excels in every aspect of dermatology from rashes, acne, skin cancer prevention and Mohs Surgery to cosmetic services. Because Dr. Siperstein has a heart and hand for artistic endeavors she seeks out the newest treatments to keep her patients’ skin youthful with minimal down time. Some of the newest treatments are a Hybrid Laser that goes under the skin to smooth

wrinkles (non-ablative treatments), the new XTRAC® Excimer Laser for psoriasis treatment, Sciton Arctic and Nano Laser treatments, Blue Light treatments for pre-cancers, Hydrafacials, Photofacials and facials, DermaPen, Injectable fillers with cannulas for less bruising, Xeomin (similar to Botox but without complexing proteins) Botox, Sclerotherapy with Asclera (safer than Saline), peels and others. Siperstein Dermatology Group also offers free educational seminars on skin cancer detection and prevention, skincare, and cosmetic dermatology. The new office has crystal chandeliers, an expansive modern waiting room and flat screen TVs in treatment rooms to display educational video content. There are quartz and granite countertops throughout the entire office and designer frosted window treatments that maintain privacy while allowing light to enter. “I spend more time here than at home and I wanted to make sure the office was comfortable and modern,” said the Board Certified Dermatologist. One subject that Dr. Siperstein is bullish about is that each patient receives the highest quality personalized attention. “We go above and beyond the norm and make sure all patients’ questions are answered before we leave the room. We also give everyone as much time as they need. We don’t overbook and are happy when we have done a good job and improved the lives of our patients.” There is another thing that is always done at



Siperstein Dermatology Group – they explain all treatments and procedures to the patient before anything is done. They do less cutting and ask permission to do any freezing. According to Dr. Siperstein, they treat their patients as if they were relatives or friends and don’t cut or freeze anything without a discussion of the condition and treatment options. “Dr. Siperstein took the time to give me a very thorough exam and reviewed my condition. You can tell she really cares about her patients and enjoys what she is doing. I was tired of going to dermatologists who barely looked at me and were out the door before I could get my questions in. This is not going to happen now that I found Dr. Siperstein.” All of this patient-centric care, combined with the educational and experiential excellence has garnered the practice many loyal patients. That is why they have opened this new state-of-the-art office that augments their Boca Raton office. “Our doctors were trained at some of the most prestigious institutions - Yale, M.I.T. and Baylor - and are authorities in their fields. They embody the ideal combination of knowledge, skill, compassion and experience to provide exceptional service in a safe and welcoming environment. Our entire team is committed to ensuring that our patients receive the highest quality of care in a warm and friendly environment.” Dr. Siperstein’s path toward medicine was a personal one. Her grandfather (Oscar) was

Dr. Buckley Preparing for Surgery in One of the Office’s Thirteen Modern Exam Rooms

diagnosed with melanoma and it eventually took his life. “His illness fueled my passion for pursuing a career in dermatology and I take great pride in treating my patients as if they were my own family members.” That is one reason that Dr. Siperstein and her staff pride themselves on giving patients ample time to have all of their needs and concerns addressed. “Our philosophy puts the patient first with a commitment to providing exceptional patient care in a warm, friendly and relaxed environment. We are relentless in our desire to offer our patients innovative solutions to all of their skin health needs.” SIPERSTEIN DERMATOLOGY GROUP The new West Boynton office is at 9897 Hagen Ranch Road. Call 561-364-7774 or go to The Boca Raton office is at 950 Glades Road, 4th Floor - 561-955-8885.

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special feature ║ HY PA-HY MA

Owner Nance Bernet checking stock

Hy Pa-Hy Ma

Classy Casual Women’s Apparel and Accessories Owner Nance Bernet

By Nicol jenkins Photos by Melissa Korman

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At ‘Hy Pa-Hy Ma’ women’s clothing boutique, class and style are one in the same.

The moment you enter through the doors of the boutique, you are greeted by a friendly, warm smile by one of their staff and racks of elegant dresses, casual yet fashionable women’s jackets and pant sets, unique accessories including sparkling necklaces, handbags, hats and much more. Since opening in 1978, Hy Pa-Hy Ma has been a favorite among locals and visitors in Delray Beach who are looking to add sophisticated styles to their wardrobe. Owner Nance Bernet, who has been working in the hospitality business for many years through owning women’s stores and a hotel in Delray Beach, wanted to bring a unique and upscale women’s boutique to the area. Hy PaHy Ma started offering oriental style clothing, such as satin kimonos and accessories, later she added an art gallery, and then as the times changed so did the styles and clothing. Nance

also has a unique sense of style and a warm, inviting personality that makes customers feel right at home. “Hy Pa-Hy Ma actually started out with an oriental flavor and then customers wanted frocks that were carefree and floaty, since we were catering to the beach area. At that time, it just evolved. The demands were different, and we went along with the demands. The demographics changed, people became more urbane with the upscale restaurants and cafes. You have to move along with the trends. Now we offer a variety of sophisticated styles catering to the customers’ preferences,” said Nance. The owner has a wide variety of women’s attire, everything from casual wear to cocktail wear, mother of the bride or groom dresses and specialty accessories. Each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind, and they only use high quality fabrics. They also fill the store with

the latest trends and top designers, including Angela Moore, Mary Francis, Joseph Ribkoff, Frank Lyman and many more. All their clothing is upscale yet very affordable. “We accommodate everything from casual and sophisticated day wear, lots of separates, jackets, skirts and pants, cocktail attire, and everything in between,” said Nance. Besides the unique elegant style that can’t be found anywhere else, Hy Pa-Hy Ma also offers only the best in customer service. “What makes us unique is that we have parking accessibility and personal service. All

One of our happy customers

of my staff offers that, a red carpet experience to our customers. You are getting one-on-one service here,” said Nance. That personalized service is apparent once you walk through the door. One of their friendly employees greets you with a warm smile and a friendly hello. Many of the customers actually come in to socialize with friends and make a day out of shopping and catching up. The owner has become friends with many of her customers and has dressed their entire families. “We try to give that personal touch, and if somebody needs something, we will personally deliver it to their door if they want to wear the dress that night. We will accommodate our customers. We have generations of customers that come in. Their grandmother or mother shopped here and they are now shopping here. We have had many loyal customers over the years, and there are new people coming all the time,” said Nance. “I want my customers to feel comfortable and have a friendly feeling and environment. We don’t push, we let them look around. Hy Pa-Hy Ma is like a meeting place where customers can come in, hang out and meet with their friends for awhile. I want it to be an upscale neighborhood friendly

Debbie & Nance

place for gathering and socializing.” And that’s just what Hy Pa-Hy Ma has become. The owner is always giving back to the community and local charities as well through fashion shows and fundraisers. “It’s important to give back to the community,” she said. Stop in Hy Pa-Hy Ma anytime and try on one of their new arrivals of women’s clothing and dress in style on Atlantic Avenue. Hy Pa-Hy Ma 900 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483 ( in the Waterway East Plaza, across from the Seagate Hotel) (561) 276-1444 Visit Hy Pa-Hy Ma on Facebook! | February 2015 79

special feature ║ weiss wellness MD center



photos by melissa korman

Dr. Delia Weiss creates a special bond with the individual to provide outstanding adult primary medical care.

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This is why she recently opened a welcoming health and wellness center, Weiss Wellness MD, on the Delray Beach, Boca Raton border, to offer additional healthrelated services including: Health Education and Coaching; Weight Management; Medical Massage; Complementary Traditional Western and Eastern Medicine approaches; Meditation and Stress Reduction; On-site testing; Cutting edge medical diagnostics and therapeutics, including new medicines, risk stratification and teaching tools, genetic disease and metabolism screening, for disease and medicine side effect reduction. Registered Nurse Velvet Chong teaches energetic healing methods, meditation, color therapy, and stress reduction at Weiss Wellness MD, on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 PM. “If you want to gain control of your thoughts, emotions, choices, behaviors, and many physiologic responses, learn to meditate. This can help greatly in all aspects of life, including health and enjoyment,” says Dr. Weiss. Also, at Weiss Wellness MD, Asian Medicine Master Roxanne Kalish—also a Social Worker and Massage Therapist—practices non-narcotic pain management, medical massage therapy, and magnetic resonance pulsed stimulation therapy for biorhythm balance and deep relaxation. Some patients’ concerns routinely addressed at Weiss Wellness MD include: Maintenance of independence throughout the aging process; Survival of premature death and disease; Adaptation to change and major life stressors; Anxiety, stress, and depression; Overmedication and medicine side effects; Peak physical performance and

exercise; Acute and chronic illness. Dr. Weiss is an Internal Medicine physician, focusing on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases in adults, ages 18 years and up, throughout their lives; especially illnesses affecting internal organs and organ systems. Her training has included Hematology, Oncology, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Emergency Room, Endocrinology, Pulmonary, Allergy, Nephrology, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Intensive Critical Care Unit, Ambulatory Medicine, Weight Management and Treatment. She served on the state council for obesity prevention, and the Palm Beach County health risk reduction preventive task force. The American College of Physicians defines Internal Medicine physicians as specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults, across the spectrum from health to complex illness. “We are equipped to deal with whatever the patient brings— no matter how common, rare, simple, or complex. Internists help men and women understand wellness and disease prevention, and can treat substance abuse, mental health issues, and problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs. Internal Medicine doctors coordinate patient care and manage medical problems, before and after medical procedures. “We are often called on to conduct pre-operative evaluations,” says Dr. Weiss, who has 18 years of Internal Medicine experience, diagnosing and treating patients. Dr. Weiss’s more personalized medical practice addresses patients needs in all

spheres of their lives. Her informal practice style was influenced partly by the observance of her mother and father, a psychologist and a clinical social worker, who both helped people with psychosocial issues. Dr. Weiss embraces a strong patientphysician relationship because it plays an integral role in, both, accurate medical diagnosis and treatment, and elevation of the quality of life of her patients. She enjoyed a successful practice, for ten years, in New Orleans before evacuating Hurricane Katrina. “I was mentored by well established, respected, seasoned physicians, who had 20 and 30-year patient relationships. My mentors motivated me to cultivate close relationships with every person we took care of. Patients’ family and coworkers often became my clients as well.” Dr. Weiss talks to new patients about her background and medical approach, which facilitates relationships with them. She grew up in Miami, graduated from Cornell University, received her medical degree from University of Illinois, and completed Internal Medicine residency at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans. Her approach is complementary, using evidence-based traditional Internal Medicine for acute and chronic illnesses, and a holistic multimodal approach, using education, holistic therapies and behavioral and lifestyle modification for preventive care. “It’s nothing wacky or experimental; it’s not a ‘chuck your meds’ approach. We use data-backed treatment and the focus is on risk reduction. It can be a blend

Dr. Weiss reviewing test results and health goals with client

of medicines and therapeutic lifestyle modification, as medically indicated,” she explains. “New patients are encouraged to talk about their backgrounds, concerns, desires and health goals. An open, honest patientphysician relationship typically follows, and forms the basis for meeting patients’ healthcare needs,” said Dr. Weiss. She often sits alongside a patient while a medical care plan, with specific follow-up is mutually set, for optimal health risk reduction. Dr. Weiss has had a spiritual meditation and compassion practice for 20 years, dedicated to helping others achieve happiness

Complementary Eastern and Western Medical Approaches: (Left to right) Roxanne Kalish MSLMT, Holistic Medicine; Delia Weiss, M.D., Internal Medicine

and relief from disease. “My patients are very satisfied with my attentiveness, treatment options and positive results.” Some Weiss Wellness MD clients have commented: “Dr. Weiss is what a doctor should be— knowledgeable and conscientious. She’s concerned about what ails you and takes time to find the proper solutions to keep you healthy.” –Kathleen F. “Delia Weiss is the most responsive, caring doctor . . . You never have to worry, if you get sick. The ability to see her quickly makes her the perfect Internist.” –Debbie A. “Thank you for saving my life!” –Laurie L. “Thanks for resisting commercialization, and practicing medicine.” –Ross W. “With each visit, Dr. Weiss and her staff have made me feel welcome by listening to my needs and concerns, and ensuring each is thoroughly discussed and understood. Unique to her practice, Dr. Weiss takes time to make me feel comfortable while providing genuinely compassionate care at a level, which is rare to find.” –Alan R. Weiss Wellness MD offers medical care in a calming, natural, minimalist setting, so that patients may focus on their health topics, free from distraction. Home visits, evening and Saturday hours, and new patient consultations are available by appointment. WEISS WELLNESS MD 200 Lindell Blvd., Suite 914 Delray Beach, FL 33483 561.243.8783 | February 2015 81

special feature ║ Circe and SWAG

Circe and SWAG

The gift of everyday fashion from head to toe and beyond


By Nicol Jenkins

Circe and SWAG, a newly opened boutique in Delray Beach, offers something for everyone. From a collection of upscale and unique women’s contemporary to southern men’s casual clothing, they offer a variety for any taste. Their selection of posh furniture and home accessories add to the eclectic shopping experience. “We are a lifestyle store. Our goal is to have something for everyone and every age. Our concept creates a niche in the Delray

The moment you step through the doors, you are greeted with a warm hospitality that can only be found in the South. The racks full of clothing, accessories and home goods create a sunny atmosphere. Beach shopping scene. Whether you are funky or conservative we have something to fit everyone and every style,” said Laura Lee Boone, who owns the store with Jennifer Smith. Circe originally opened its doors in Louisville, Kentucky in 2003. They gained praise for offering an edited selection of styles from top designers while having an honest friendly staff. From casual wear to best dressed, they always make a point to help

L-R FRONT: Ann Vargas, Megan Raymond, Sara Mosley, Maria Ellingsworth, Charlotte Stribling, Ali Corcoran, Karen Telsey L-R Back: Maddy Dubin and Laura Lee Boone (owner)

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customers look and feel their best. In 2014, they added the SWAG: Southern Wear and Goods to provide casual weekend wear for men and great gift items. The Louisville location even boasts a Beauty Bar with an in house make-up consultant. This year, the owners decided to open a second location of Circe and SWAG in Delray Beach to offer a full service shopping experience to women, men, teenagers and visitors from all over the world.

True to its name, Circe, meaning a Southern slang term for a gift or something special, and SWAG are a place to treat yourself and those around you. Apart from the clothing and accessories, everything from light fixtures to the rugs can be sold. The boutique even has future plans to incorporate the Beauty Bar and a resident make-up artist to round out their services in Delray. “That’s part of the experience,” says Laura Lee. “We want to offer you everything you need under one roof.” The best designers and timeless trends can be discovered at Circe and SWAG. Some of the biggest names in the business for women’s and men’s apparel and accessories include: Diane Von Furstenberg, Loeffler Randall, Camilla, Tibi, Kai, Vineyard Vines, Rebecca Taylor, Peter Millar, Vineyard Vines, Smathers and Branson, Southern Proper; and in furnishings, you can find Designers Guild, Vagabond House, Jonathan Adler and much more. “We go to several markets such as New York, Atlanta, Miami and Charlotte to get the best in each area of fashion. We cover everything from the bright and colorful of Palm Beach to more contemporary styles worn in New York,” said Laura Lee. The most important feature that sets Circe and SWAG apart is the family like feel, from the staff and their attention to helping customers find the perfect outfit or just the right accessory for their home. “We pride ourselves on customer service. We carry some lines that the higher end stores in the malls have, but here we have a warm, knowledgeable and honest sales staff. Plus plenty of parking! We will go the extra mile,” said Laura Lee. “I didn’t get into this business for any other reason but to

make people happy and smile. Every customer that leaves happy is my best form of advertisement.” They also offer an Ambassadors program for high school and college students who want to learn about the retail business and give back to their community. The program empowers youth with on the job training while promoting the store. Circe and SWAG gives back to many local charities including The Boys & Girls Clubs, The Delray Beach Public Library and other worthy causes. “It’s important to be part of the community and to give back. This is not just about business; it’s about building relationships and supporting our customers,” said Laura Lee. The dedication and unique style of the store has already gained praise among locals and nationwide. Circe and SWAG has been featured in Elle Magazine and soon to

be featured in Southern Living. Not to mention Delray Beach residents have started to frequent the boutique week after week to shop the new arrivals. “What’s rewarding is the people that you meet, the family that you work with and making people happy. Those are the biggest rewards in this business for me,” said Laura Lee. As Valentine’s Day approaches, fall in love with Circe and SWAG at their grand opening event February 12th from 6-9pm. Check their Facebook page at Circe+Swag Delray and follow them on Instagram @circeswag_ delray for more details. Circe Swag is located at 401 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach (across from Petermark salon). For more information, call 561-270-7933 or visit | February 2015 83

special feature ║ ROMANCE

Delray is a romantic city


By linda brown

Sure, Delray Beach is a fun city. Rand McNally named Delray America’s “Most Fun Small Town” in 2012. Delray is also a two time All America City winning the coveted award in 1993 and again 2001, becoming the first city in the Sunshine State to become a two-time winner. But as Valentine’s Day approaches, we at Atlantic Ave Magazine contend that Delray is also a romantic city; in fact we will go so far as to call Delray the most romantic city outside of Paris.

Scoff if you wish, but reserve your judgment until you read our five reasons why Delray makes us go weak in the knees.

Reason # 1 If you’ve been downtown on a Friday night to see music at the Delray Center for the Performing Arts you’ll see couples of all ages dancing to the music. Whether they are conjuring up their best moves from the Disco era or dancing cheek to cheek to a romantic cover of a classic Earth, Wind & Fire song, there is no doubt that love and romance is in the air on a weekly basis through the season at the concert series. You can usually find Delray’s impresario extraordinaire Joe Gillie holding court west of the stage as he marvels at the large crowds loving every note. If you haven’t been to the concert series, run, don’t walk to the events which run from October through January. Rent a chair (and support the Center for the Arts) grab a snack at the food trucks and more importantly bring a dancing partner and sway under the stars. And don’t worry if you missed this season, the outdoor entertainment continues this month with a great country show February 27 featuring “Parmalee” and local favorite

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Amber Leigh. Visit for tickets and more information.

Reason # 2 Have you been to the ocean lately? It amazes some of us at Atlantic Ave how many people who live, work and play in Delray haven’t been to the beach in years. Well, some people are going. An estimated 1.1 million visitors a year enjoy the sun, surf and sand. If that doesn’t appeal to you, you can stroll the ocean front promenade and visit the new pavilion made possible through the support of the city and the Beach Property Owners Association. Cool ocean breezes, magnificent sunrises and sunsets, views of the Gulfstream make for a highly romantic setting. There’s usually plenty of parking early in the morning and just before sunset. So enjoy. Reason #3 Lots of people gripe about the art shows and festivals that fill up the local calendar and bring lots of crowds to Delray. But you know what, we like them. Whether it’s the amazing Delray Art League exhibiting the talents of local artists (don’t miss their Plein Air Festival marking

their 50th anniversary February 26 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. downtown) or the Garlic Fest (February 6-8) which raises money for local charities or the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Parade which brings firefighters from all over the world to Atlantic Ave., festivals put Delray on the map. We love them and they are better to stroll or enjoy with a special someone. Think of them as romantic opportunities and forget about the street closures.

Reason #4 Water is romantic. So is boating, sailing, canoeing and picnicking near a body of water. Delray is blessed with not only an ocean, but a beautiful lake and a magnificent Intracoastal Waterway. Lake Ida Park is an underappreciated jewel. Chock full of nature, with birds of all kinds, the park is dog friendly, features walking trails and barbecue facilities and is simply ideal for a romantic day away from it all. We like both the main entrance areas of the park which includes a heavily used dog park (with areas for pets large and small) and the neighborhood entrance to the park near the Delray Playhouse which has a shaded party pavilion. If you are lucky enough to own a boat,

cruising on the lake and nearby canals is idyllic. And the nature is simply spectacular.

Reason #5 Sure we have restaurants. Yes, we have incredible spa facilities and marvelous hotel accommodations; all are essential elements to a romantic destination. But cities cannot be romantic without a cool vibe and a strong sense of community. It’s all about people; as Barbra Streisand sort of once sang. What gives Delray its edge is despite the changes, you can still see your friends on the Ave and in the Grove. You can catch a Grammy winner at the Arts Garage and then steal away with friends to a nearby bistro or wine bar where you can see even more people you know. There is no place, like this place, anyplace. Romantic, fun, vibrant, exciting and ever changing. | February 2015 85

special feature ║ price flooring

The One Stop Shop For Your Home



By Nicol Jenkins

photos by melissa korman

Ray Price has achieved what most businesses dream of doing – growing into new markets. What started out as a small flooring business has blossomed into a complete home renovation center. Top notch crew at Price Flooring Anderson, Christina, Drew, Nicole, Lee, Peter, Ray

And Ray could not be happier. “We have loyal customers and contractors and they kept asking us to offer more services for home renovation. The reason is that they like our ethics (and honesty) and when they’re renovating their homes they don’t have to worry about getting taken advantage of,” said Price who calls this new division Priceless Kitchens and Baths. Although they still have every type of flooring imaginable they now offer plumbing supplies, kitchen and bathroom remod-

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ry about scratching or denting. You won’t see any wear and tear,” said Ray. He’s right; these planks are the answer to a designer look without the maintenance. They come in textured finishes that mimic natural stone, linen, stained wood and decorative patterns in all colors. The effect, said Ray, has been perfected by using an ink jet process that gives the planks color variation, variegation and texture. When you stop by their store on the corner of Congress and Atlantic Avenue you will also see a magnificent selection Nicole with new generation ink jet larger format wood plank porcelain tiles

eling, vanities, kitchen cabinets, faucets and more. Customers also get to work with one company that can meet all their home renovating needs. And, anyone who has attempted a renovation knows, hiring one company you trust to do everything is better having to keep track of different people coming in and out of your house. Price Flooring is also offering an even larger selection of porcelain planks that look like real wood. “These planks are low in maintenance and you don’t have to wor-

of mosaic glass decorative tiles (1000s of them) in all shapes, colors and sizes. These small decorative tiles are now an art form for bathrooms, showers, kitchen backsplashes and swimming pools. Although they were made exclusively of glass, they now carry these decorative tiles in assorted sizes in glass with stainless steel, porcelain, smoked glass and clear glass. “It’s just unheard of to have this amount of mosaic tile selection. We saw a bigger demand and decided to fill it with prices that are affordable.”

Peter designing bathrooms with price flooring customer

Ray with Contractor John choosing kitchens from A to Z

If you want to make sure your new floor is safe and healthy (a common concern now) check out Price Flooring’s made in the USA laminates. They have over 60 different laminate and wood flooring in stock. These American made flooring materials have low VOC and are California compliant. You can also get same day delivery,” said Ray. If you’re redoing your kitchen or bathroom Price has an in-house showroom of quartz countertops in assorted colors and decorative patterns. If you have inkling for the brighter side of life you can order a quartz countertop in neon orange, hot pink, green or blue. Of course traditional colors are also available. There are also wood kitchen and bath vanities or cabinets in assorted styles and finishes. Because Ray wants to meet every flooring need you have he has not forsaken the softer standard of living - carpeting. Their Shaw gallery of carpets is one of the largest around with every style and color carpet you can imagine. They have a soft natural carpet made in the USA that comes in many

different SKU’s and over every color imaginable. Called Caress by Shaw it is made of Anso® nylon and is soft, stain proof and inspired by nature. This R2X stain resistant quality is something that Shaw developed to provide durability for people who want a natural softness with strong endurance. The carpets are recyclable and have an extended warrantee. They also have a Custom Area Rug Program that allows you to design an area rug for your home. You can put any border, trim or color on it and they will have it made for you, said Ray, who added that Price Flooring has an extensive selection of rugs from textured, to looped, patterned, twisted, berber, shag and more. There is another reason for Price Floorings continued success. They have their own installers and showroom designers who make sure that all jobs are done properly. “We’re not here to just sell customers one time; we’re here to keep customers for a lifetime. Our professional staff will walk you through the process every step of the way. We have one big showroom - but there’s no need to feel overwhelmed,” said Nicole Lemelin. Price flooring also puts a high priority on workmanship and quality. “We have loyal customers that refer their friends and family here. Our staff is dedicated and experienced to understand your needs and to meet your goals. If you do what you say you are going to do, then everyone is happy,” said Ray, who was the recipient of the 2013 and 2014 Delray Beach People’s Choice Award for flooring. According to Ray he purchases such a large quantity of flooring that they can of-

fer lower prices than anyone else. “No one can match our prices.” If you need a floor that indestructible – and attractive - check out LVT, which stands for Luxury Vinyl Tile. This wood-looking floor is great for commercial use as well as families with children and pets. The other good news is that Price Flooring stands behind all of their work. Their salespeople come to your house and do all the measuring, and they guarantee their work. “We provide a warrantee unlike the ‘tailgate warrantee’ you might get from someone who works out of a van. You know you are dealing with someone who is reputable because we have a store, we cannot hide,” adds Ray. Price Flooring and Priceless Kitchen and Bath 2001 W Atlantic Ave, Suite B, Delray Beach Open Monday - Saturday 8am - 5pm Call for a Free Quote - 561-243-9898

Lee with some of the huge selection of mosaic tiles and glass | February 2015 87

special feature ║ Wellfest delray beach 2015



Delray’s One-and-Only WellFest™ Event will be held the Weekend of March 7-8 at DCA.

What can you get for $5 these days? You’ll be amazed when you attend WellFest™ Delray 2015, the weekend of March 7-8, in downtown Delray at Delray Center for the Arts. In just its third year WellFest™ Delray 2015 ( is taking its “Live Well! Go Green!” theme to a next level with Live Music, Amazing Speakers, Outstanding Sponsors, and Impressive Exhibitors. For only $5/day (all attendees receive a $5 instant savings coupon) attendees can take advantage of a wealth of information all in one place, by speaking with experts about staying fit, eating well, reducing stress, feeling better about themselves, overcoming injuries, improving overall health and going green. Plus, they’ll hear Live Music from Justin Ward ( whose intro recording has over 1.5 million views on YouTube, The Jon Greco Band ( and others. Speakers will include Serena Dyer (, who along with her father, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, recently wrote the popular book: “ Don’t Die With Your Music Still In You; Deirdre Abrami,(, a 6th Generation Psychic Intuitive; Lee Ann Somers ( an Ambassador for Spirit and Reiki Master teacher, and others including some of the top Chiropractors and Acupuncturists in Delray and Boca including Drs. Khatami, Groman, Kusturic and Scarlett. The Overall Event Sponsor, JM LEXUS (“the #1 Volume Lex-

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us Dealer Since 1992,” will be showcasing their latest “Green” cars. Other Sponsors will include The Seagate Hotel & Spa who will be enlightening attendees about their impressive “5-star” spa facility and services; Fit Food Express, who will be providing samples of their healthy prepared foods; Delray Beaching Running Company who will be doing their part to make sure attendees “run right” and many more. Plus there will be a range of Exhibitors offering healthy foods, fitness programs, free wellness screenings, massage areas, consultation with experts, free samples and so much more. 4th Ave. Photo and Video will serve as the Official Videographer of WellFest and be at the event to capture that action. Tesla will also be on hand to offer test drives that are being coordinated by Delray’s longtime resident and friend-ofWellFest Bill Bathurst. In addition, groups like Human Powered Delray will be at the event to promote their wellness and green-oriented programs that encourage people to walk and bike. Commenting on how far the event has come in just its third year, event creator Bob Lipp said: “With a mission to educate,

entertain and inform people to stay fit, eat well, think positive, take a holistic approach to healthcare and go green, we are delighted at the opportunity to connect this content with the growing number of like-minded people,” added Lipp. “As we did last year, a significant portion of the monies we collect (attendance is only $5/ day) will go to fund self-esteem programs at local schools and select animal rescue services including Dezzy’s Second Chance Animal Rescue .” Patrick Halliday, the event’s Executive Director added: “With all that is happening here in Delray, it takes a great deal to get people interested, excited, and involved. We’re doing it with a focus on educating people about living well and going green. I call that a win-win. The event is also attracting some of Delray’s prominent leaders both public and private, since so many are recognizing the value WellFest Delray brings to the brand of this growing community.” For further information, contact Bob@, call him at 561-9215182 or sign-up at our automated website:





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Pascal Liguori (known as Pat) is unique in the real estate industry. And he’s fine with that definition.

That’s because this father of five has been in the real estate industry for the past 35 years and has learned from the best. “My father Alfonso owned a tavern when I was young and he wanted a professional opportunity so he went into real estate. I worked with him as a kid and got my real estate license when I was only 18.” Although Liguori was quite young when he first started in the business he spent 15 years working at his father’s agency. He ended up as president, managing 60 agents at their RE/MAX office. While Pittsburgh might have held a special place in his heart in the past, Liguori moved to Delray Beach 15 years ago to help open their Premier Estate Properties, Delray Beach office. Not only is Liguori a superstar in the industry - selling more exclusive estates and million dollar homes than most – his family is still the rock to his playing field. Brothers Gerard and Joseph (and partner

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Carmen D’Angelo) are the Broker owners of Premier Estate Properties in Boca Raton. His sister Laura Liguori is the corporate manager. But it is Pat who seems to meet the mile markers with élan. The “Wall Street Journal” named him one of the top real estate professionals in the nation six years in a row (from 2008 to 2013) and has been ranked the 10th Top Sales Producer in Florida in 2012. As someone who has sold seven multimillion dollar luxury estates in the past two weeks, one might wonder, “How does he do that?” “We focus 100 percent of our attention, resources, marketing and advertising to cater to the needs of our clientele. We have exclusive affiliations with Christie’s International Real Estate, Leading Estates of the World and Luxury Portfolio.” When most people say marketing and

advertising they are on another playing field than Liguori. His mailings are in the same league as the Neiman Marcus catalogue with photography and copy that is top notch. It almost makes you want to crawl inside the brochure and set up housekeeping. And you can if you have a few million dollars on hand for one of these magnificent estates. That is Liguori’s claim to fame. He currently has 35 listings for luxury homes and 4,200 contacts at his fingertips. That might be one reason why his ratio of selling homes from his own listings is one of the highest in the industry (25 percent). According to Liguori his firm is the largest in South Florida specializing in high luxury homes and estates priced exclusively in excess of a million dollars. According to the “Wall Street Journal” his history in this marketplace is impressive, to say the least. They named Liguori’s accomplishments one of “unparalleled sales performance” because they reached the $918 million mark. It is obvious that Premier Estate Properties is a class act. You can witness this firsthand when you enter their office on Atlantic Avenue. The tapestry chairs, limestone flooring, soaring oval chandeliers and decorative antique furniture quietly announce that you are in a special place. Liguori is part of this class act. His honesty, integrity, work ethic and knowledge of real estate are apparent the moment you meet him. “I have always believed 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.”

His words ring true to those who know him. “Pascal Liguori is the only estate specialist that meets my uncompromising standards. He stays on top of my properties as if they were the most important (and only) listings in his portfolio. Together we have achieved an unprecedented number of record-breaking sales. Pascal Liguori and Premier Estate Properties are the best in the high-end real estate industry,” said famed real estate maven Frank McKinney. Tom Laudani, owner of Seaside Builder agrees. “In my 30 years in the real estate industry I have yet to meet a man with the honesty, knowledge of the industry and exceptional work ethic as I did with Pascal Liguori. He provided me with a level of personal attention beyond my expectations. He’s a great human being and a great family man.” Family man is one of Liguori’s other virtues. He has been married to Kelly for the past 30 years and together they have five children (one is going into the business next year). It is family that taught Liguori some of his greatest life lessons. “My father instilled in me the importance of reputation and integrity, and that neither should

Pascal Liguori represents waterfront properties exclusively in excess of 1 million dollars

be sacrificed for monetary gains or business success.” Those wise words have been the foundation of Liguori’s outstanding work. From 2001 to 2014 he had 231 sales totaling over $918 million. Combine that with the great opinion of others and you have a real estate broker with tremendous humility and honor. “Working with Pat Liguori to sell my home was a true pleasure. His professionalism, loyalty to me and tireless efforts were evident from start to fin-

ish. He is a wonderful person who is kind and considerate, while also being a tough negotiator with sound knowledge of the market. He uses his expertise to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients,” said Mirta Viamonte. Papa Alfonso Liguori would be proud.

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Be Kind Delray


By linda brown

Delray Beach is a fun city. Delray Beach is an All America City (twice). But is Delray Beach a kind city?

With elections heating up this time of year, it may not be the right time to ask that question, but regardless a group of young professionals has launched #BeKindDelray, a new initiative that is asking people to perform acts of kindness, or in other words, to “pay it forward.” They want us to imagine a city where brotherly love is shared by all citizens and kind acts are exchanged as a way of life. This is what the Young Professionals Association of Delray, otherwise known as YPAD, is looking to foster with its new “kind cards”


campaign. “Delray Beach is more than a beautiful city to keep warm in the winter, it is a city that radiates warmth from the people who live here year round. This campaign hopes to capitalize on the kindness of our community, and spread it to all corners in a traceable method utilizing social media,” explains Stephen Chrisanthus, Associate Director of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative and member of YPAD. Who better to initiate such a campaign than young professionals, who continue to

flock to Delray to live work, play and yes be nice to each other. Attracted by Delray’s energy and vibrant nightlife, young professionals are a growing demographic in the city, especially downtown. As this youthful movement grows so does YPAD and the number of events it hosts. One of the more recent events was a holiday themed meet up that kicked off at Santa’s House in Old School Square Park followed by a Happy Hour Social at Tryst. The first 20 attendees who arrived with a toy to donate to Toys 4 Tots re-





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ceived a free drink. Several dozen toys were collected through the toy drive. A private tour of the 100-foot Christmas Tree was provided by Chrisanthus, where fun facts about the tree, the house and all the holiday festivities were shared. Following the tour, there was some casual networking before a “Be Kind “campaign announcement was made by YPAD Chair, Kilburn Sherman who also serves as Finance Manager of Maclendon Wealth Management, a local Delray business who sponsored the event. “The idea is to pass out 1,000 cards and track the story of each card as it passes between people. The stories will be used to highlight kind acts and showcase what our community is capable of inspiring in each other. While we can’t predict the future, we hope this will create a movement that brings our community closer,” said Sherman. YPAD and campaign sponsor, Maclendon Wealth Management, introduced the “Kind Card” by distributing a plastic card to all attendees. Each card is numbered, so as acts of kindness occur, the community can track each card’s path online at www.bekinddelray. com or by tweeting #bekinddelray. Therefore,

when someone receives an act of kindness accompanied by a numbered card or performs an act and passes the card along, they then go to the easy to use website and make an entry to track it. “This initiative hopes to impact and unify our community, remind residents (and visitors) to pay it forward, highlight the nice things residents do for each other, and most importantly spread kindness around our town,” says Sherman. Alyson Austin, Maclendon’s Practice Manager said becoming a sponsor of the initiative was an easy decision. “When we heard about the YPAD idea of the Kind Cards we knew we had to be the sponsor!” she said. “Maclendon’s motto is – do the right thing – and what better way to inspire that throughout the community. It is fun and exciting to watch this movement spread and there is no better community for this to spark the kindness. A quick tour of the Be Kind website is inspiring. Among the stories shared: • A woman found a wallet on the beach with $400 inside and returned it via Facebook to its owner. • One local resident arranged for a veteran

to get a first class ticket home on Delta airlines. • Someone mentioned leaving a very generous tip for a deserving waitress at Duffy’s and another mentioned that somebody bought him a latte at a Delray Starbucks. So random acts of kindness can be simple or extravagant. Here’s hoping the movement takes off. #BekindDelray. For more information on the program visit and for more information on YPAD visit ypad YPAD, the Young Professionals Association of Delray is a group within the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce that kicked off February 2014. YPAD’s Mission is to lead in the development and cultivation of professional relationships which bring about action and enhance the communities in which we live. Membership is geared toward professionals who live or work in the Delray Beach or surrounding communities who are under 40 years of age. Monthly events vary with socials, speakers, and entrepreneurial group discussions with startups – all include a component of networking to build relationships. For more information visit






special feature ║ delray beach center for the arts at Old school square

FEEL THE LOVE THIS MONTH WITH MUSIC AND COMEDY! Crest Theatre Broadway Cabaret Series presents LEVI KREIS, February 9th& 10th

Monday & Tuesday, February 9 & 10 at 8 p.m. Levi made his Broadway debut originating the role of Jerry Lee Lewis in the Tony nominated musical Million Dollar Quartet, for which he received the 2010 TONY Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama League nomination. Other theater credits include Violet, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, One Red Flower, and Rent. Films include Frailty, The Dead Don’t Lie, Don’t Let Go, A Thousand Words, and Silencers.

lets the audience create the playlist! There’s no denying that everyone has a Beatles song attached to an event in their life. Through laughter and personal stories, Yesterday and Today connects the audience and performers in a way like no other.


Catch A Rising Star Comedy presents RICHIE MINERVINI, February 12th

COMEDY CLUB at the Vintage gym welcomes Richie Minervini Thursday, February 12th at 8 p.m. Minervini is known for his rapidfire delivery of good clean comedy. He is a seasoned comedian, a veteran of standup comedy and the former owner of Long Island’s premier comedy club, The East Side Comedy Club, where celebrities such as Rosie O’Donnell, Jay Leno, Eddie Murphy, Kevin James and Ray Romano started their standup careers. Minervini keeps audiences laughing across the country at major casinos, comedy clubs, corporate events, theatres and cruise ships. His TV and movie credits include The King of Queens, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Under New Management, Grown Ups, Here Comes the Boom and Grown Ups 2.

LIVINGSTON TAYLOR, February 13th and a Beatles Tribute Like No Other, February 17th

Come experience an Intimate Evening with Livingston Taylor, Friday, February 13th at 8 p.m. Taylor has enthralled audiences for 40 years with a diverse, original repertoire of country, folk, bluegrass, and blues. Then rock to the music of the Beatles with Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience,Tuesday, February 17th at 8 p.m. This all new, interactive concert experience

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THE COUNTRY MILE Features Country Music Sensation PARMALEE, February 27th

Santa Fe-based pianist, Doug Montgomery joins us Wednesday, February 18th at 8 p.m. for a special member appreciation night. Member tickets are FREE and must be reserved in advance; public tickets are now on sale. Montgomery has been entertaining music lovers around the world for over 30 years. His unforgettable live performances and his numerous versatile recordings reveal the vast talent of this world-class musician.


Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. This orchestra has inspired audiences, worldwide, with their mastery of the bass, baritone, tenor,concert and soprano ukulele. Their quirky musical renditions of oldies, current hits,and long-forgotten treasures are combined with typical British humor and surprising interjections!

National act, PARMALEE will headline this evening of country music at the Outdoor Pavilion. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Special guest and local favorite, Amber Leigh kicks off the evening at 7:00 p.m. and headliner, Parmalee takes the stage at 9:00 p.m. PARMALEE (http://, one of today’s hottest young country bands, includes brothers Matt and Scott Thomas, (cousin) Barry Knox and life-long best friend Josh McSwain. Their debut album, FEELS LIKE CAROLINA, has been lauded by People, The New York Times, USA Today, Newsday, Billboard and others. The album features consecutive hit singles, “Carolina” and “Musta Had a Good Time” and their current single, “Close Your Eyes.” Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season,Delray Beach Center for the Arts, located at Old School Square in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, offers a total arts experience™ through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. For tickets and information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit | February 2015 95


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regulars ║ city people

City People


JEFFREY COSTELLO The New Director Of The CRA By Diane Feen


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You would have to dig pretty deep to find something scandelous about Jeffrey Costello. That’s because the new head of the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is a straight shooter. He has been so immersed in the planning and zoning side of city development that the first words out of his mouth as a baby must have been “plan.”

After graduating Slipery Rock University in Western Pennsylvania Costello headed South in tandem with his cousin Tom Costello. His first job out of college was for Florida Power & Light on the survey crew in the engineer division. Armed with his degree in Environmental Planning, Costello was a shoe in for anything that involved the environment and its geographical implications. His first job with the city of Delray Beach (where he has lived for 20 years) was called Planning Tech I. “I had an entry level job reviewing permits and zoning issues. I always loved Florida. I was a Dolphin fan before I was a Steelers fan.” Costello’s planning career was only in its infancy in 1988 when he started on this path, but it seems to have suited him perfectly. He rose through the ranks with titles like Planning Tech 1 and II, Planner, Planner ll, Senior Planner, Principal Planner and Assistant Director. Amidst all the title changes and planning duties, in 2005 Costello took a detour and went to work for New Urban Communities as Director of Planning. “I helped guide their projects through the development approval process because I understood the communities and builders interests. I worked out solutions that were mutually beneficial,” said the 51-year-old father of two boys. The private sector did not hold the allure of city work for Costello so after a year and a half he joined the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency as the Assistant Director. It is there that he relished the cameraderie and commerce that mixed doing good with doing the right thing. “I believe we are all working together to enhance and strengthen

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the community.” Projects and initiatives that make a difference are high on the priority list for Costello, who grew up in Western Pennsylvania amidst the recession and downturn of the steel industry. No matter how hard his parents had to work to provide for their family Costello remembers the bright spot on the familial horizon. “As a child our family always took a yearly vacation. We would go camping and I would go fishing with my father,” said Costello, who continues that tradition with his children. Perhaps it is this celebration of the outdoors that has rooted Costello firmly in the hot seat for the redevelopment of Delray. Currently there is a lot on the front burner. “Downtown is evolving. There is a lot of redevelopment activity along West Atlantic Avenue as well as improvements proposed in Artists Alley and Osceola Park Business Area, South of Atlantic. We also have plans for renovations to the Arts Warehouse to provide an arts incubator and are implementing other revitalization projects in residential areas.” If you ask those who know Costello they will tell you that the hot seat in the tiny vintage house on North Swinton is exactly where Costello belongs. “Jeff is a dedicated hard working employee of the CRA. He handles business well and is in control of situations at all times. He is professional and knows what he is doing,” said Chairman of the CRA Herman Stevens. Costello takes great pleasure in all the work the CRA has done. He enjoys the diversity of the projects and watching something grow out of the

ground from nothing. But when you boil it down to its lowest commond demonimator there are people whose lives are changed drastically by the CRA. And that is what thrills this mild mannered Executive Director of the CRA. “When you see the impact of redevelopment and beautification on people’s lives it is so rewarding. It’s really why we do this. I also enjoy seeing business owners realize their dreams as well. It’s not easy, but at the end of the day it’s a great professional career.” Costello - and the team at the CRA - is responsible for implementing many projects in various redevelopment plans. Some of these are The Gateway Art Feature Project, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Beautification, Libby Wesley Plaza, Arts Warehouse Project and providing grants to businesses and homeowners. But Costello is not wasting a minute resting on the laurels of past projects. “Our success as a community has been a team effort. It includes a successful partnership with the City and others, but there is much more to do. We are working with homeowner Associations to enhance their neighborhoods and pursuing opportunities in West Atlantic Avenue and commercial areas in the CRA District.” When not planning for city improvements Costello can be found planning activities and enjoying the company of his sons, 13-year-old Jeffrey and 11-year-old Jimmy. They take camping trips, hike at national parks, go to the beach and bike together. When asked which beach they frequent most often Costello looks perplexed. “We go to the beach in Delray, of course.” As a creature of habit it makes sense that Costello would rarely leave his perch on the cutting edge of Delray Beach. Folks like real estate attorney David Schmidt are glad that Costello will continue on this sacred journey of redevelopment and enhancement of Delray. “Jeff has a good vision for the city. He is very down to earth, is easy to work with and is a stickler for details. I have the utmost trust and faith in him that he will rise to every challenge.” His former comrade (and mentor) Diane Colonna has the utmost confidence that Costello is exactly where he belongs. “I can’t think of anyone more qualified than Jeff Costello to serve as the CRA’s Executive Director. He’s got the knowledge, expertise and level of commitment necessary to take the agency to the next level. The board made an excellent choice in promoting Jeff.” | February 2015



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Come To The Beach

Pretzel Cod - mashed potatoes, seasonal vegatables, dijon dill cream

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Great restaurants announce themselves quietly yet set the world on fire. Mussel Beach Restaurant has done just that.

This corner restaurant - that opened over a year ago - takes mussels to a new level of sophistication. There are 14 different sauces that saturate the pristine taste of these hand-picked Prince Edward Island mussels. With names like French Onion, Danish Blue, Mariniere and Lobster Bisque there’s a lot to discover when the iron pot comes to your table. One thing for sure, you are in for a savory savvy taste that you probably never associated with the word “mussels.” And for good reason. These mussels are tender, tasty and have a soup like sauce for dipping and crooning over. There’s no need to cover up the fresh tangy flavor of these mussels with bread or starch of any kind. The reason is that they are divine in their most naked form. That is exactly the reason owner Mark Mezzancello opened his beach- themed res-

taurant in downtown Delray Beach. “When I moved down to Florida I could not find a seafood restaurant that had shellfish and fresh caught fish that was reasonably priced.” Mezzancello has owned restaurants (and a catering hall) in the past, but they were in New York. After a trip to France with his daughter Brittany, Mezzancello had a lightbulb moment. “When I took my daughter to France we saw all these mussel and French fries restaurants. It was such a big trend over there I thought it would be great to have something like that in South Florida.” So Mezzancello and his wife Patti did just that. They took their inspiration from their French experience, but broadened the choice of offerings. They did this by adding fresh fish – Grouper, Salmon, Cod, Mahi Mahi and Swordfish - with a variety of indulgent breading and sauces. If you want to enrich your

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senses try salmon in a sweet potato crust with pan fried snow peas and carrots. This dish comes with wild rice pilaf and is served in a jalapeno aioli sauce. If you opt for the Pretzel cod or Mahi-Mahi you’ll also get homemade mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables in a Dijon dill cream. There is also nut crusted fish, sweet BBQ Rubbed fish or Oscar (which is jumbo lump crab cake, asparagus and hollandaise). The best part of this experience is that the food is excellent beyond expectation. And there’s a reason why. “The sauces on the fish and some of the recipes belonged to my great grandmother 150 years ago. Nothing here is out of a can or frozen, it’s all made fresh right here,” said Mezzancello, whose blue eyes match the theme of this family-owned and operated restaurant. Although Mark is often in the kitchen he keeps an eye out for guests and the pulse of the restaurant. Patti, on the other hand, is often out front seating guests and making sure all is well. And by looking at the happy faces of their patrons all seems to be going very well (make that fantastic). “I’ve been up and down the The Loire Valley eating French onion soup and these French Onion mussels rival any onion

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soup I ever had in France,” said Arnie Marcus. Good news for Mezzancello, who had his heart set on taking tradition and melding it with current revelation. He wanted a great restaurant that served fresh seafood for reasonable prices with flavors that wowed his customers. And wow is a reality at this corner hot spot with the drop pendant lighting, ocean mural and comfortable booths that will make you wonder, “Do I ever have to leave?” Well, the answer is probably yes. But you won’t want to leave for a while because of their specialty martinis that will seduce your senses and your taste buds. Served chilled to your table their Melon Martini is something to savor with Grey Goose LeMelon, Fresh muddled cantaloupe pieces, lime sour garnished with Cantaloupe. The Strawberry Basil Cooler is amazing as well with Stolichnaya vodka, fresh raspberries and fresh lime sour. There are other exotic martinis that match wisdom with taste and a selection of bottled beer. There’s a lot more to this Mussel beach res-

Tuna Tacos - Ahi tuna, beer battered avocado, radish, jalapeno, cabbage, & chipotle

taurant though. They serve truffle fries in a miniature basket and hearty salads. Their Blue Crab Salad is excellent and The Mandarin Salad brings new life to the word salad with shrimp and chicken with vegetables. They also have a Sweet BBQ Salmon salad and Scallop Salad. There is also cauliflower creamed spinach, burgers and a lobster BLT (which has its own loyal following). Although this huge menu has something for everyone (all fresh from land or sea) their fried doughnuts will leave you begging for more. Served piping hot with amaretto, cinnamon, sugar and a crème anglaise sauce, you will be engulfed in ecstasy (the culinary type). If you opt for mussels, and we highly suggest you do, be prepared to swoon. Mezzancello has them handpicked in Prince Edward Island just for him. And you can taste the difference. “The mussels here are wonderful. I had the Posillipo mussels made with fresh tomatoes, garlic, onion and white wine. We also had the truffle fries and bloody Marys with clam juice. I love it here, I will definitely be coming back,” said Sandra Bernstein, who brought her friend Maureen Hocker. There is so much to love about this place – the food is fantastic, the atmosphere is comfy and the service is perfect. Their new chef (Charles) takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary with sauces that are divine. Our hats are off to the Mezzancello family (his great grandmother) and their wonderful staff. Great Grandma would be proud. MUSSEL BEACH RESTAURANT 501 East Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33483 (561) 921-6464 There is also a Happy Hour bar menu and two for the price of one drinks | February 2015 113



dining â•‘ recipe

Chef /Manager Jorge Andrade

Photo by melissa korman

Gaelic Drunken Chicken

ingredients (serves 4)

4 Chicken Breasts Montreal Chicken Seasoning Kosher Salt and Pepper Olive Oil Sliced Mushrooms Chopped Parsley Diced Shallots and Onions

Tim Finnegans Irish Pub 2885 S. Federal Hwy. delray beach 561-330-3153


Irish Whiskey Heavy Cream Mashed Potatoes String beans, julienne carrots (or your favorite vegetables) steamed Stick of Butter

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Season chicken with Montreal seasoning, Kosher salt and pepper. In an oven safe skillet, over medium heat, add 3 Tbsp of olive oil. Sear both sides of the chicken. Place skillet in the oven until the chicken temperature reaches 155 degrees. Melt 3 Tbsp of butter in a saute pan. Add onions, shallots, parsley and mushrooms. Cook until tender, then flambe with Irish whiskey. Add 2 cups of heavy cream, reduce them temperature to simmer. Serve with homemade mashed potatoes and steamed buttered vegetables. | February 2015 115

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

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

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

Outback 1300 Linton Blvd, DB 561-272-7201

Bagels With 1732 S Federal Hwy, DB 561-279-4799

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 116 February 2015 |

Johnnie Brown’s 301 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-243-9911 Longhorn Steakhouse 1562 S Federal Hwy, DB 561-278-1944 Max’s Harvest 169 NW 2nd Ave, DB 561-381-9970 Max’s Social House 116 NE 6 Ave, DB 561-501-4332

Shula Burger Delray Marketplace Atlantic & Lyons DB, 561-404-1347 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 The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel 14451 S Military Trail, DB 561-455-7490 The Porch Restaurant 85 SE 6th Ave, DB 561-303-3647 Tryst 4 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-921-0201

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dining ║ guide Asian/Sushi/Chinese Buddha Sky Bar 217 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-450-7557 China Gardens 14402 S. Military trail DB, 561-498-5226

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

Sefa Mediterranean Grill 165 NE 2nd Ave 561-330-0004

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Union 8 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-400-4720 Yama Japanese Restaurant 44 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-266-9929 Ziree Thai & Sushi 401 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-276-6549

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

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

Coffee/Dessert Ben & Jerry’s 1155 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-3112 Coffee District 325 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-455-0541 Couture Cakes 142 SE 6th Ave, DB 561-279-1828 Cupcake Courture Sweet Boutique 328 E Atlantic Ave, DB - 561-276-2334

Health Food Ciao Sidewalk Café 1208 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-4520 DIG Restaurant 777 E. Atlantic Ave, DB 561-279-1002 Fit Food Express 302 NE 4th St, DB 561-330-4525 Green Fields Organic Bistro 4900 Linton Blvd. DB, 561 501-4169 Nature’s Way Café 20 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-6200 Nutrition Cottage 407 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-8571 The Garden of Vegan 528 NE 2nd St. DB 561-404-5301

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

Italian Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza 115 NE 6th Ave, DB 561-278-7911 Bambini’s Garden Pizzeria 14466 Military Trail, DB 561638-6442 Bella Amici Pizzeria Delray Marketplace Atlantic & Lyons 561-270-3025

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

Cafe Gelato Panini & Wine Bar 506 E At Ave DB, 561-255-2475

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

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

dining ║ guide

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

Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza 307 E. Atlantic Ave. D.B. 561-274-1969

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Old Calypso 900 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-279-2300

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

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

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

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

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

Cucina Fra Diavolo 14414 S. Military Trail DB, 561-266-3322 D’Angelo Trattona 9 SE 7th Ave, DB 561-330-1237 Il Bacio Restaurant & Lounge 29 SE 2nd Ave, DB 561-865-7785 Il Girasole 1911 S Federal Hwy, DB, 561-272-3566

Rocky’s Italian Bistro 20 SE 5th Ave, DB 561-276-9703 Salotta 145 NE 4th Ave, DB 561-266-0310 Saltimbocca Italian Bistro 14820 S. Military Trail, DB 561-455-4017

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Vic & Angelo’s 290 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-9570 Latin/Caribbean Apeiro Kitchen & Bar 14917 Lyons Rd. Delray Marketplace 561-501-4443

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

Pubs/Clubs Bull Bar Inc 2 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-274-8001 Delux 16 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-279-4792 Hurricane Bar & Lounge 640 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-0282 Kevro Studio & Art Bar 166 SE 2nd Ave, DB 561-278-9675 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 Tag Bar 25 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-801-3247 Tim Finnegans Irish Pub 2885 S. Federal Hwy, DB 561- 330-3153

Seafood 50 Ocean 50 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483 (561) 278-3364 City Oyster 213 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-0220 Dee Dee’s Coch & 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

Old School Bakery & Café 814 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-243-8059

Brewzzi Glades Plaza 2222 Glades Rd. Boca 561-392-BREW (2739)

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

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

Cottonwood Café 90 Royal Palm Place, Boca 561-353-2233

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sandwich/Deli Bagel’s With 1732 S Federal Hwy, DB 561-279-4799 Bar Deli’s 506 E Atlantic Ave DB 561-279-4121 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

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

Boca raton

Houston’s 1900 N.W. Executive Ctr Circle. Boca 561-998- 0550. J. Alexander’s 1400 Glades Road. Boca 561-347-9875

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

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

The Addison 2 E. Camino Real, Boca 561-395-9335

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

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

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

Lion’s Den 1350 SW 2nd St, Pompano Beach, 954-545-1313

E & J’s Sandwich Shop 814 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-8049

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

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

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

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

Max’s Grille Mizner Park-404 Plaza Real Boca 561-368-0080.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cornell Café Morikami Museum 4000 Morikami Park Rd, DB Domino’s Pizza 142 SE 6th Ave, DB 561-272-5551

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

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dining ║ guide Oceans 18 5801 NW 2nd Av Boca 561-994-0400 Pavilion Grille 391 Yamato Road, Boca 561-912-0000 Polo’s Restaurant 5030 Champion Blvd., Boca; 561-997-2920 Ruth’s Chris Steak House 225 N.E.Mizner Blvd., Boca, 561-392-6746 Seasons 52 2300 N.W.Executive Ctr, Boca-561-998-9952 Six Tables 112 N.E. 2cnd St., Boca 561-347-6260

Ichiban Sumerset Shoppes-8841 Glades Road Boca 561-451-2429 Kyoto 11395 “D” W. Palmetto Park Rd., Boca, 561-482-7720 La Tre 249 E.Palmetto Park Rd. Boca-561-392-4568 Masamune Japanese Restaurant 3011 Yamato Rd. Boca 561-241-8400

Sweet Tomatoes 7110 Beracasa Way, 561-750-3303

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

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

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

Asian/Sushi/Chinese Bangkok in Boca Royal Palm Place-500 Via De Almas, Boca 561-394-6912 Blu Bambu Modern Vietnamese Cuisine 45b Royal Palm 561-393-0096 Bluefin Sushi Thai Grill 861 Yamato Rd. Boca 561-981-8986 Cay Da Vietnamese 7400 N. Fed. Highway., Boca, 561-998-0278 Daimatsu Sushi 41 Royal Palm Place, Boca -561-361-7557

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Fuji Palms Plaza-22191 Powerline Rd., Boca 561-392-8778

Pei Wei Asian Diner 7152-B Beracasa Way, 561-322-1001 Phuket Thai Restaurant Palms Plaza-22191 Powerline Rd., Boca 561-447-8863 Saba 499 S.Fed. Hwy., Boca 561-353-4600 Siam Sea 7860 Glades Rd. Boca 561-483-3440; Soba Sushi Mizner Park, 415 Plaza Real. Boca, 561-620-0606 Stir Crazy Café Town Ctr-6000 Glades Rd., Boca 561-338-7500.

Fah Asian Bistro Boca Valley Shopping Plaza -7461 N.Fed Hwy. Boca561-241-0400

Sushi Masa 7140 Beracasa Way, 561-395-8862

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

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

Sushi Thai 100 NE 2cnd St., Boca 561750-4448 Sushi Zen 22191 Powerline Rd., Boca 561-392-8778 Taisho 20423 State Rd 7. Boca 561-479-0041 Tempura House The Reserve-9858 Clint Moore Road. Building 561-883-6088 Uncle Tai’s Shops at Boca Ctr-5250 Town Ctr Circle. -Boca-561368-8806 Yokohama Sushi 60 N Fed. Hwy, Boca. 561392-9328

Continental Bakery of France 625 NE Spanish River Blvd., Boca, 561-702-8634 Bistro Providence 2399 N.Fed. Highway.Boca561-368-2340 Café Joley 38 Royal Palm Pl, Boca. French/Mediterranean 561-361-4224 Cote France Café 100K Plaza Real South, Boca. 561-955-6021 Casmir French Bistro 416 Via De Palmas #81, Royal Palm Place, Boca, 561-955-6001 European Café Boca 99 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca, 561-392-6059 Le French Bistro 6676 Parkside Dr., Parkland, FL 954-755-0708 Le Pescatore Wharfside Plaza 6909 S.W. 18th St. Boca 561-750-8088 | February 2015 123

dining ║ guide

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

Taverna Kalamata 39 SE 1st Avnue Boca, 33432 561-393-7171

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

St.Tropez 7000 W.Camino Real Boca -561-368-8580

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

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

Tiramisu 170 W. Camino Real. Boca, 561-338-9692 Casa D’Angelo 171 E Palmetto Park Rd. Boca. 561-338-1703 Kosta’s 5024 N. Fed Hwy. Lighhousepoint Georgetown Plaza, 954-571-3842 Milos Taverna 1600 N Fed. Hwy, Boca. 561-750-6720 Avra Taverna 3001 E. Comm. Blvd. & Bayview Dr., Ft. Lauderdale 954-616-1514

Italian Arturo’s Ristorante 6750 N.Fed Hwy. Boca-561-997- 7373 Café Bellino 180 S.Fed Hwy., Boca 561-393-2844 Carraba’s Italian Grill 6909 S.W.18th Street, Boca561-544-8838 Coal Mine Pizza Royal Palm Place, 99 S.E. Mizner Blvd. Boca; 561-826-2625 Cucina D’Angelo Shops at Boca Ctr-5050 Town Ctr Cle. Boca 561-750-2344

La Villeta 4351 N. Fed. Highway Boca561-362-8403 Maggiano’s 21090 St. Andrew’s Blvd. Boca, 561-361-8244 Mario’s of Boca 1901 N. Military Trail Boca 561-392-5595 Masso 9060 Kimberly Blvd. #42 Boca, 561-451-2021 Nino’s Italian Restaurant 7120 Beracasa Way, 561-392-9075 Paradiso 183 W.Camino Real Boca561-361-3034

Peace a Pizza Shoppes at Blue Lake-1200, Yamato Rd. Boca 561-998-Best (2378) Pellegrino’s Ristorante 3360 N Federal Highway, Boca Plaza, Boca Fl. 33431 561-368-5520 Renzo’s of Boca 5999 N. Fed. Highway. Boca-561-994-3495 Rino Vesuvio 3360 N. Fed. Hwy. Boca561-368-5520 Ristorante Sapori Royal Palm Place-301 Via De Palmas., Boca 561-367-9779 Saporissimo 366 E. Palmetto Park. Boca561-750-2333 Times Sq. Pizzeria & Grill 6006 SW 18th St # B4, Boca, 561 393-6757 Trattoria Romana 499 E. Palmetto Park Rd. Boca-561-393-6715 Umbria Renaissance Hotel 2000 NW 19st, Boca. 561-368-5252

Modca 887 E. Palmetto Park Rd. Boca 561-210-7221 Senor Burrito 513 N.E 20th Street Boca 561-347-6600 La Rosa Nautica 515 NE 20th St. Boca, 561-296-1413 561-361-7205

Seafood Legal Sea Foods Town Ctr-6000 W. Glades Road Boca 561-447-2112 McCormick&Shmick’s University Commons -1400 Glades Rd. Boca. 561-394-2428

Deli/Cafés Anatolia 212 S. Fed. Hwy., Boca, 561361-4000, Wkdys Beany’s Café 126 NE 2nd St., Boca. 561-392-1085

Villa Venezi 4251 #6 N. Fed. Highway Dinner only 516-392-5396

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

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

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

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

Mexican Baja Café Uno 201 N.W.1rst Av. Boca 561-394-5449 Blue Coyote Wharfside Plaza-6861 S.W. 18th St. Boca 561-362-9022 124 124 February February2015 2015||

Boardrider’s 234 S. Fed. Highway, Boca. 561-392-0044

Eilat Café kosher Wharfside Plaza-6853 S.W.18th St.Boca 561-368-6880 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 Gourmet Deli Polo Shoppes-5030 Champion Blvd. Boca-561-241-5903 Rustic Cellar Royal Palm Place409 S.E.Mizner Blvd.



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hen it comes to spay and neuter, there are often huge debates surrounding the necessity and the potential consequences from this type of surgery. Proponents will tell you it is the responsible course for all pet owners to do this because there are so many pets already in Rescues waiting to be adopted. They will also tell you how cancer can be prevented by doing this and even make the pet more trainable. For the most part, this is all false. First we must observe the risks of surgery itself. All surgery is dangerous and far from routine. Problems with anesthesia, infection, improper healing, drug reactions and interaction and a surgeon’s misstep can cause a lifetime of suffering and even death. Now let’s look at the removal of necessary body parts. In spay and neuter, the organs removed are not only reproductive organs, but also the body’s factory for producing a plethora of enzymes, co-enzymes, and hormones. When they are removed, it basically affects every cell in the body. Normal, natural body

functions are forever disrupted. In fact the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine states that normal spay and neuter cuts an animals’ life in half. The cancer connection is complex. While the removal of these organs eliminates the threat of testicular or ovarian cancer, it does not work as a cancer preventative. In fact, just the opposite is true. Research shows an increase in most other cancers. Breast cancer risk is up 50%, the risk of Osteosarcoma, a deadly bone cancer is doubled. Mineral imbalance caused by the lost and changed hormones, increases the risk of most other cancers as well. New studies are showing a direct link to hip and joint issues including hip dysplasia and other bone and joint disorders. An example of that is cited here; Whitehair et al (JAVMA Oct 1993), found that spayed and neutered dogs were twice as likely to suffer cranial cruciate ligament rupture. You may also notice that this information has been known to veterinarians and their schools since 1993. Why do they ignore their own industry’s findings?

My question is this, “What is a responsible course for a pet owner to follow when the risk factors are so wide and great?” This is an elective surgery that is basically detrimental to the health of pets. If it is only providing a convenience for pet owners and preventing unwanted pregnancies, shouldn’t we be doing a better job at educating in the area of responsible pet health care? Shouldn’t the decision be left up to the owner since the owner of these altered animals will ultimately be responsible for literally tens of thousands of dollars in veterinary expenses over the pet’s lifetime while never being told that these procedures have been one of the direct causes for numerous health issues. The key is to educate yourself on pet health and behavior before making any rash decisions for your furry babies. Bill Piechocki, nutritionist and Dr Diane Sudduth, DVM are partners in Fiesta Pet Deli in Pompano Beach, FL, and co-hosts of the radio show. Our 40 years in the animal field has provided us unparallel vision and information which we pass to our clients on a daily basis. We can be reached at or 800-940-7387.


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LOLA ~ Lola is a beautiful, unique German Shepherd mix who was saved by TriCounty from a kill-shelter with her puppies. She’s just over a year old, 45 lbs, housebroken, and such a love! When you hug her, she leans into you and just sighs with contentment. Ask to meet this special, sweet girl.

GREENWICH (pup) ~ This adorable 2 month old pup is just one of the many pups usually available at TriCounty. Greenwich is a Belgian Malinois / German Shepherd mix with a crazy ear that won’t stand up and a face to melt hearts! Can he come romp and snuggle at YOUR house?

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A Single Girl’s Guide to South Florida and Beyond... “WHO KNEW GREY CAME IN SO MANY SHADES” If you haven’t heard of the trilogy, “Fifty Shades of Grey”, you might just be living under a rock. On February 13th, this erotic page turner goes Hollywood where Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele bound off the written page on to the silver screen. Now if only real life dating could be more like their steamy fairytale….. TESSA: Tessa met Aron on a dating site and they spoke via phone and text. Unable to meet in person until the week of New Years, Tessa stepped outside of her comfort zone and invited Aron and his friend to a NYE party hosted at a close friend’s home. Feeling safe amongst her best friends, Tessa figured she could meet Aron in historic blind date fashion, but in a more comfortable/safe environment. Aron happily accepted the invitation and Tessa was cautiously optimistic. On Jan 30th, they exchanged texts about the party plans. Aron’s friend decided not to attend but Aron still planned to drive the forty minutes north to meet Tessa. As we all know many times, text conveys a very different message. The next text was the game changer. “I will meet you at the party solo, but I will go home with you.” Presumptuous, anyone? Shocked by his candor, she texted back that she had no intention of allowing him to go home with her that night as they were only meeting for the first time. When he texted her back “YOU NEED TO RELAX”, she called him and calmly told him that she was fairly put off by his forwardness. He went on to tell her that she was “Crazy” like the others and that he had no intention of taking her back to her house to “blank her”. Tessa apologized for misinterpreting his text but an apology never came from Aron. He rambled on that Tessa was “making drama for nothing” and that he didn’t need to “obey and/or agree with her”. Fifty shades of annoyed, Tessa told Aron that she thought it best that he didn’t accompany her to the party and that they should never meet. With her ever classy flair, she bid him adieu. “You have

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to kiss a lot of frogs, before you find your prince.”- Anastasia Steele HARPER: Out and about on the “Avenue”, Harper and her girlfriends made the most of the evening. Along the way, they ran into a group of friends and before long, the group doubled and tripled in size. There was one stand out, a nice guy who she had never met before. After striking up a conversation, Dalton seemed interesting. Throughout the night, there was obvious chemistry and the two found themselves engaged in close conversation and even closer on the dance floor. The night ended with Dalton asking for her number and tentative group plans for a few nights later. Dalton texted two days later and they did meet up again for a night of dancing, conversation and good old fashioned fun. (And just for the record, Harper had no intention of their meeting going beyond a couple of fun nights out.) At some point late in the evening, Harper lost track of Dalton and sent a “good night”

text. And like it always ends, no response. She followed up with a variation of “Its bad form to bail without saying goodnight.” The following morning she received this text from Dalton: “I didn’t mean to leave without saying good-bye. Sorry if there is any miscommunication or misunderstanding. Sometimes my personality can be a little flirty. You are a really awesome person and I was hoping we can be friends.” Presumptuous-yet again! “Never trust a man who can dance.”- Anastasia Steele There is no rhyme or reason for the level of bad social form. Even if these men were as sensational as Mr. Grey himself, there really lies no proper excuse for bad behavior or presumption. Perhaps if one of them had a helicopter (Charlie Tango) or the class, money and sophistication of Christian, some disrespect can be mildly overlooked. There was no “Dominant/ Submissive Contract” that Tessa agreed to and Harper didn’t have to visit the “Red Room of Pain” to have mental anguish inflicted. Both ladies just got stuck with two men who appear to both be semi-delusional and the true definition of “players.” Dating is definitely no fantasyland like the trilogy. There are several people out there, both men and women alike, that clearly are “Fifty shades of F-ed up”. But don’t give up hope; like Tessa, Harper and myself, there are still a handful of fabulous ladies out there ready for “hearts and flowers.” There are also many great undiscovered men who can make a “palm twitch.” May this Valentine’s Day bring you Fifty Shades of RED! “Laters, Baby!” Nicole, a card carrying “California Girl” was born and raised in a suburb of Los Angeles but now is officially a “Boca Girl”. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Nicole owns a private consulting firm, “Flier Consulting”, which specializes in business development, marketing, public relations and special events. Nicole is an avid tennis player; enjoys working out, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She is also single and ready to find “Mr. Right!” | February 2015 129

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In no particular order: Last month, we bid farewell to an extraordinary public servant who retired after 29 years in Delray. Lula Butler is a major reason why Delray Beach was twice named an All America City. Aside from a warehouse full of awards and commendations including being named Florida League of Cities Employee of the Year for all of Florida, Lula touched a number of lives over her decades with the city. She enjoyed a broad portfolio that included building, code enforcement, signage, occupational licensing, race relations, education and neighborhood engagement. When I served as mayor, I called her office the “hub” and it was the first place I stopped whenever I visited City Hall because Lula had her pulse on the community. We wish her and husband Len the best of health and happiness in retirement. Sandra Dezelan has a heart the size of Florida. She is the dynamo behind Dezzy’s Second Chance Rescue, a local non-profit that rescues pets and finds them forever homes so they can rescue us. You can find Sandra every Saturday at The GreenMarket hoping to find loving homes for her beloved animals. Passionate, energetic and

driven, Sandra has given everything for her cause devoting just about every waking hour to the plight of the abandoned. Janet Meeks is another passionate crusader for education in Delray because she believes the only way to break the cycle of poverty is through better schools. As the city’s Education Coordinator, Janet advocates for programs and facilities that can give our kids the tools they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive world. We are fortunate to have Janet in Delray Beach. February is an appropriate month to send a Valentine to Stephanie Immelman, the director of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative. Thanks to Stephanie and her small, hardworking team, we just celebrated a magnificent holiday season entertaining people of all ages from all four corners of the Earth. And it all went off without a hitch, including terrific tree lighting. Stephanie is a treasure and next year that bad holiday sweater world record is going to fall. The Young Professionals Association of Delray and Kilburn Sherman of MacLendon Wealth Management deserve a Valentine for their #BeKindDelray campaign encouraging

random acts of kindness. In a world, where too often, our default mode is anger and hate it is encouraging to see young professionals working hard to make Delray a kinder place. Speaking of kind and generous, Mark Sauer founder of Delray Student First deserves a Valentine’s Day pat on the back for his work with some of our most vulnerable youth. Mark, a retired executive and all around cool guy, could be basking in the sun but instead he’s devoted his life to creating opportunities for kids. He is an inspiration. A Valentine’s thanks also goes to Michael Diamant and Father Andrew Sherman both of whom recently completed their terms as president and vice president of Family Promise of South Palm Beach County. This incredible organization helps puts families back on their feet with an array of services. As we celebrate Valentine’s Day think of these people and so many more paying it forward in Delray Beach.

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