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By Jeff Perlman, Editor



n behalf of the staff of Atlantic Ave Magazine we wish you a happy and healthy New Year. In this issue, you will read about lots of happenings to make your 2015, happier, healthier and more fun. We urge you to take advantage of all Delray Beach has to offer and in the spirit of the holiday season try and find some time to give back as well. This particular Editor’s Note is a personal one for me. So with your indulgence I’d like to wish a fond farewell to two extraordinary women who have played a major role in the success of Delray Beach. Lula Butler is retiring this month after a long and successful career as the city’s Community Improvement Director. Lula had a broad portfolio ranging from running the Building Department in a busy city to working on education issues, race relations, neighborhood improvement programs and civic engagement initiatives. When I was mayor, I used to call Lula’s office the “hub” because it is where I checked in to get a feel for what was happening at City Hall and in the community. We worked very hard during that era and we moved the needle in a major way in large part because of Lula’s incredible ability to see the picture, overcome hurdles and implement ambitious visions. She is irreplaceable. Over the years, we have managed to stay in touch through our work with the Dare 2 Be Great Foundation and other community projects. I have grown close to her family and I cannot express the gratitude that I have for her years of hard work and genuine accomplishment. I challenged Lula on a regular basis back in the day because I was part of a group that wanted to move the “big rocks” and thanks to people like Lula we did. She was a go-to player for many mayors over several decades and this city will miss her insights and her smarts. We won two All America City Awards because she was a key part of a leadership team that knew how to get things done. If you see her on the avenue, say thanks, because she has earned it. Yes, she has earned it. I’d also like to wish Diane Colonna well in her new role as CRA Director in Margate. Diane is my wife, so I am not objective and I admit it. But I think she was a magnificent Planning Director and an even better CRA director for the past 23 plus years. Her calm demeanor, smarts, creativity and desire to get things done is appreciated and evident everywhere you look in Delray Beach. As a good reporter, I always get two sources and so I asked Michael Busha, head of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council to describe Diane: His words. “Rock star.” Have a wonderful, safe, happy and healthy New Year. See you on the ave. Jeff Perlman, Editor

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Spodak Dental Group is now open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is accepting current and future patients who are interested in routine, preventative and emergency dental care. “We are really excited to be able to offer this convenient option to patients who are unable to see us during the week due to their work schedule,” said Dr. Craig Spodak, owner of Spodak Dental Group. “Many patients also have dental emergencies over the weekend and they shouldn’t have to wait in pain until Monday.” Spodak Dental Group is located at 3911 W. Atlantic Ave. The office is open Monday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and accepts most PPO dental insurances. Please visit or call (561) 498-0050 for more information or to make an appointment.

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with the Library, Chapter 9 event at the Delray Beach Marriott. Delray Beach residents and Library Board members Becky Walsh & Heidi Sargeant will serve as cochairpersons for this creative and casual fun-filled night of comedy, cocktails, and supper-by-the-bite. This year the evening will feature the non-stop comedy of one of America’s favorite comedians – Paul Mecurio. A native of Providence, Rhode Island, Paul is an Emmy and Peabody Award winner for his work on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” He has appeared in his own Comedy Central Special, starred in his own series on HBO, and has appeared on such diverse shows as CBS’s “The Late, Late Show,” “Conan O’Brien,” “Hannity,” CNN, MSNBC, and “The Tonight Show.” You won’t want to miss this non-stop party! The cost for this wonderful evening is $175 per person. Come out and celebrate with us at Laugh with the Library, Chapter 9. Last years’ event raised over $85,000 to enhance programs for children and teens. For further information, to receive an invitation, to find out about sponsorship opportunities, or to place an Ad in our Laugh with Library Ad journal, call the Delray Beach Public Library @ 561-2660775 today!

Delray Beach Open by the Venetian Las Vegas

Having a hard time finding a gift for that someone who seems to have everything?

Looking for something unique this holiday season? How about tickets to the most intimate ATP Tour tennis event in the United States - one where Grand Slam champions and Top 20 players can be seen up close? Headlining the best ATP World Tour draw in the event’s history are 2014 Delray Beach and US Open champions Marin Cilic and the world No. 1 Bryan Brothers. Two other former Delray Beach champions are also in the fold: Juan Martin del Potro (2011) and Kevin Anderson (2012). Top American John Isner, who has reached three straight semifinals in Delray Beach, is also returning. Tournament director Mark Baron has announced that Cilic will play his openinground match on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 8:00 pm, with the Bryan Brothers beginning their quest for a fourth Delray Beach title on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 12:30 pm. The tournament’s ATP Champions Tour field, which features legends of the game, kicks off its three-day event on Presidents’ Day Weekend (Feb. 13). Two-time Delray Beach ATP World Tour finalist James Blake (2007 & 2008) and 1989 French Open champion Michael Chang will lead an American team against the 2003 Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic-led internationals. All ATP Champions Tour matches have been scheduled and can be seen at 2015 DBO Schedule. Fans have three ways to buy their promotional holiday promo. Most convenient is purchasing online (www. with a printing feature that delivers instant gifts in the form of continued page 12

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home-printed tickets. Tickets can also be secured from the on-site box office (30 NW 1st Avenue in Delray Beach) or over the phone (561-330-6000 ext.1). Not sure of what dates to purchase and still want to give the gift of tennis? The tournament’s “Anytime Voucher” can be redeemed for any of the 17 sessions at two price points, subject to availability.

Vixity Jewelry Trunk Shows

Vixety is hosting two trunk shows: Brother Wolf Trunk Show - Thursday January 15th from 5pm to 8pm and Friday January 16th from 12pm to 8pm and Hera Trunk Show Saturday January 17th from 12pm to 8pm. And congratulations to Mindy on her 1 year anniversary of Vixity Jewelry on January 1, 2015. Vixity Jewelry With An Edge is located at 812 E Atlantic Avenue, Downtown Delray Beach, Fl. 561 270-3544, Info

Awards for Caffe Luna Rosa

The Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce awarded Caffe Luna Rosa the 2014 Restaurant of the Year. The restaurant also received awards from Readers Choice for Best Italian, Boca Raton Magazine for Best Wine List, Readers Choice for Best Ocean Front Dining and Wine Spectator Award for Excellence. Caffe Luna Rosa is located at 34 South Ocean Blvd. Delray Beach, Fl, 561-274-9404,

Mussel Beach Restaurant Voted # 1

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Mussel Beach Restaurant received “Highly Recommended” from 2 Fork and

Cork, Take a Bite Out of Boca, Savor Tonight and Mythos Restaurant. They also were voted the number one Seafood Restaurant from The Best of Delray Beach, 2014 in the Delray Forum. Mussel Beach Restaurant is located at 501 E. Atlantic Avenue, Downtown Delray Beach, Fl. For reservations call 561-921-6464.

Posh Properties Welcomes Four New Members to their Team!

Posh Properties, in the heart of Pineapple Grove is pleased to welcome 4 new members to their team. Melissa Pate is one of Delray Beach’s newest residents and biggest fans. With Melissa’s diverse background spanning the restaurant, real estate, and event industries, she is not only the Office Manager and Agent Coordinator, but also the Community Concierge. Chelsey Hublar a transplant from Indiana who has called Delray Beach home for the past 2 years, and found her way to the Posh Properties offices over a year ago, has excelled as the office manager, exhibiting high customer service and work ethic. Floridian native and Boynton Beach resident, Jessica Bevington, has invaluable knowledge of the local cities and their communities. Her experience came from working as the assistant property manager in a Delray Beach based community for over 5 years. In 2013 Jessica turned towards a full service Real Estate career. Posh Properties also welcomes on board Wayne Pasik, to their growing roster of outstanding agents. continued page 14 | January 2015 13

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Having built a reputation for anticipating his customer’s needs and creating relationships, along with his 20+ years of experience in the area, the trends and the people are exactly the skills that will ensure his success as a realtor. Posh Properites, 107 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach or call 561-330-4731 or visit their website,

Trunk Show Brings Three Days of Holiday Cheer to Delray Beach

Over $85K to Benefit the Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club The Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club in Delray Beach hosted the 12th Annual Holiday Trunk Show on December 1st, 2nd and 3rd at The Seagate Hotel & Spa, located at 1000 East Atlantic Avenue. The Holiday Trunk Show raised over $85,000 and will help support the programming for more than 400 children in the community who attend the Naoma Donnelley Boys & Girls Club. Two hundred and thirty participants attended The Holiday Trunk Show Preview Party on December 1st and even more individuals stopped by the next two days for holiday shopping. The Holiday Trunk Show featured more than 30 specialty vendors and a variety of gift items, including original jewelry, fine accessories, home décor, holiday ornaments

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and decorations, toys, men’s and ladies clothing fashions and one-of-a-kind gifts for all ages. Proceeds from the Holiday Trunk Show will go towards the Naoma Donnelly Boys & Girls Club in Delray Beach, located at: 1451 SW 7th St. The Club provides a safe, fun, and educational environment after school and during the summer. Children participate in a variety of programs in the arts; education and career development; sports, fitness and recreation; technology; character and leadership development; and health and life skills.

Flagpole Dedication and Veterans’ Day Party

Wow, what a day at Valencia Reserve in Boynton Beach, Florida! Beginning at 13:00, there was a packed house at the club. After Marine Corp Captain Sharon Baker, Army Command Master Sergeant Eric Geressy, HOA President

Gloria Zak, and Veterans Club President, Jules Harper said a few words about our Nation and its flag, the event moved outside. The Valencia Reserve band played patriotic music, under the leadership of Gary Knepler. Sharon Baker, Eric Geressy, Jules Harper, and VFW member Michael Golden made up the honor guard that delivered the American Flag, which had flown over our Capitol on July 30, 2014, out to the flagpole area and gave it to Joe Franze. Joe and Tom Conklin then began to raise the flag while the music played on. All the Veterans’ were gathered together along with the Citizens Observer Patrol. At 18:30, the annual Veterans’ Day Party began. When all the donations/monies collected were added up from the party, Valencia Reserve Veterans Club raised approximately $6,000 for the Wounded continued page 16

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Warriors of South Florida. The money will be donated on November 15th. VR donated $3,500.00 on the day of the event (11th of November). In a two year period, the club has donated over $16,500 to the Wounded Warriors of South Florida.

Posh Properties celebrates 2014 With Over $60 Million in Transactions

worked tirelessly over the past year to assist their customers in reaching their real estate goals. I am extremely proud and grateful for Catherine and Michelle being a part of the Posh Team, says Posh Properties Broker, Jerilyn Walter.

Food Drive for the C.R.O.S. Ministries Food Pantry

Knights of Columbus #13338 Food Drive (Non-Perishable Food) Dates: January 17-18, 2015 Where: Emmanuel Catholic Church 15700 S. Military Trail Delray Beach, FL 33484 (561)496-2480 Time: 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday January 17th. 7:30 am to noon on Sunday January 18th.

“Pray for Delray” Prayer Breakfast

Catherine McGlennon

Bravo to Catherine McGlennon who reached the Grand Championship level with over $10 million in closed sales for 2014. Another big bravo to Michelle Sadownick with over $5 million in closed sales for 2014. These two remarkable women have

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Friday, January 9th, 2015 (7:00 am - 9:00 am) Pompey Park 1101 NW 2nd Street Delray Beach, Florida 33444 The Avenue Church of Delray Beach will be hosting the 2015 Delray Beach Prayer Breakfast. This year’s themed prayer breakfast, “Pray for Delray” will be held on January 9th at Pompey Park. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit “City House Delray Beach,” a local not-for-profit organization whose vision is to provide two year transitional living for single mothers and their children in a loving, Christ-centered, community. Speakers this year come together to represent all areas within our community and include some of Delray’s most prestigious men and women from Delray Beach - with the Keynote Speaker being Dr. Anthony Lockhart, the Principal of Atlantic High School. Speakers will offer prayer in the areas of Residents, Families, Diversity, Education, Business, Politics, Law Enforcement, Recovery, Churches, First Responders, Media and Non-Profits. continued page 18 | January 2015 17

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Entertainment this year includes Daniel & Laura Williams of Redemption Church. To purchase tickets (or for additional information), please visit click on Pray for Delray. Sponsorship Packets are available at

Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services Partners with the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center to feed nearly 700 guests at Thanksgiving Banquet

Center (Levis JCC) warmly welcomed nearly 700 local residents, who would have otherwise been alone, to enjoy a festive Thanksgiving meal. The annual banquet, generously sponsored by Edith and Martin Stein and Etta and Raymond Zimmerman, included a traditional Thanksgiving meal served by nearly 300 volunteers and goody bags were provided to each guest as they left. The guests, who mostly arrived on busses arranged by JFS, began arriving around 11:30. The doors at Phillips Gymnasium on the Levis JCC campus opened at Noon. The vast space was taken up by nearly 70 tables surrounded by serving tables, which lined the perimeter of the building.

Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic

The Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) in partnership with Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community

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It’s a wrap! Despite a minor rain delay this annual event held on November 21 - 23 was a great success. The event raised $700,000 to go toward programs against drug abuse and child neglect. The programs are funded by the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and the Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County. Chris Evert Charities have raised more than $21 million since 1989 and still going strong thanks to the help of participating celebrities, generous sponsors, legions

of volunteers and a dedicated staff. The events took place at the Boca Raton Resort & Club and the Delray Beach Tennis Center. This 3 day event included Tennis With Chrissie & Friends at the Pro-am, a weekend 2 full days of Pro-Celebrity Tennis and the Annual Gala, an elegant evening of entertainment, dining and dancing.

Have Dinner With The Doc

The first Wednesday of every month at 6:45pm, Dr. Elan Schrier of will teach you how to stay healthy with NUCCA. The dinner will be catered by Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza and is held at Schrier Family Chiropractic, 315 NE 2nd Ave. Delray Beach, Fl. in Pineapple Grove Downtown Delray. Seating is limited, reservations are required, 561-445-2648. continued page 20


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Pocket Change (Funk/Blues)

FRIDAY, JAN 2 7:30PM | DELRAY ARTS Free Friday Concerts at the Pavilion Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. Rain or shine; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage. Food trucks and cash bar are available. Presented by Delray Motors. 561-243-7922,

Volunteer Programs

Only in high school would two completely unconnected people – cranky, chronically ill Caroline and levelheaded basketball star Anthony – be paired to collaborate on a project to deconstruct a poem about the interconnectivity of everything. But as the two teens cram to finish their presentation on Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, a very real connection is made, and they ultimately learn of the deeper mystery that has brought them together. For more information visit www.

Tennis Survivor Series II

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JAN 24-26 An Open Invitation to All Tennis Players. Delray Beach Swim & Tennis Club. For a shot at stardom, sign-up to play in singles and/or doubles, or just looking to see some high-caliber tennis? This event is free for fans! Winner of the singles event earns a wildcard into the Qualifying tournament for the 2015 Delray Beach Open by The Venetian Las Vegas (Feb. 14-16, 2015). Winner of the doubles event earns a wildcard into the Doubles Main Draw of the 2015 Delray Beach Open by The Venetian Las Vegas (Feb. 1622, 2015)…where the world #1 Bryan Brothers will be waiting. 561-3306000,

The Parks and Recreation Department offers many opportunities for interesting volunteer experiences. Coaching young people, assisting with community events, and gaining valuable work experience while meeting other people who share your interests are a few examples of how volunteers play an important role. Our volunteers will participate in the following events and programs. Senior Games/Olympics (January 30 February 6, 2015) Egg Hunt Amazing Mom and Son Challenge (May) Great American Clean Up If you are interested in volunteering for any of the above, please contact Danielle Beardsley at (561) 243-7277 or email her at Volunteers may choose to provide assistance with administrative work, such as data entry, filing, copying, and other general office dutie. If you are interested in volunteering administrative assistance, please contact Alberta Gaum at (561) 243-7136 or email Alberta at gaum@ Volunteers may help out with our Youth Athletics Program that takes place throughout the year. Volunteers are needed to be coaches for youth basketball, track & field, youth football, cheerleading, and tee ball. If you are interested in volunteering for youth basketball, please contact Tom Kwiatek at (561) 243-7255 or email Tom at If you are interested in volunteering for track & field, youth cheerleading, youth football, or tee ball, please contact Pompey Park at (561) 243-7356.

Delray Beach Center for the Arts presents

The Country Mile Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

With Special Guest...

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444

5:30 PM—Gates 7:00 PM—Amber Leigh 9:00 PM—Parmalee $30 Presale General Admission $37 Advance General Admission $40 At Gate General Admission $50 Premium Admission (Admission and Bleacher Seating)

$100 VIP Admission

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“Before You Give Up, Do This…” And you’ll be surprised how simple it is… Dear Friend,

For the last 3 years, people from Delray Beach and the surrounding areas have come to see me with:

Some people come to my office and tell me they’ve “tried everything.” They come to me ready to give up.

• Headaches/Migraines • Restless leg syndrome • Chronic fatigue • Neck Pain • Shoulder/Arm Pain • Backaches • Numbness In Limbs • Athletic Injuries just to name a few…

That’s right, four out of five people who show up in my office have taken “every” test, wound up with huge medical bills, and are still no better off. Often, they’ve been subjected to medications that have only served to temporarily mask symptoms. But, that’s not what most people are looking for.

treatment that is performed within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee examination, or treatment.). Great care at a great fee…Please, I hope that there’s no misunderstanding about quality of care just because I have a lower exam fee. You’ll get great care at a great fee. I’ve been helping your neighbors here in Delray Beach for three years now. I have the low exam fee to help more people who need care.

Health (or the lack of it) very often has simple causes, and very reasonable corrections. That’s what I’m going to tell you about. But, before I tell you more, let me tell you something about me. Here’s my story… “At the time, I’m an active, happy ten year old, and life is good. But then, it happens… I develop a painful type of headache known as ‘migraines.’ In my case it comes on suddenly. On a weekly basis I’m getting at least one migraine with pain so bad I have to go in a dark room, with no sounds, and pray when I wake up the pain is gone. The throbbing pain sometimes is so bad I can’t even think. I’m afraid I’ll do badly in school, be unable to do sports, and lose friends if the disability continues. After trying medication (one of the only options, according to the doctor) my parents and I decide against it. But, there’s more… A family friend convinces my family and me to give his doctor a try. This new doctor does an exam, takes some films, and then ‘corrects’ my spine (he tells me there’s nerve pressure on my neck going to my head). The correction doesn’t hurt, it actually feels good. I get relief, and shortly afterwards, my migraines disappear. Oh, did I mention this doctor is a chiropractor? Chiropractic works so well for me, and I’m so impressed with the other ‘miracles’ I see in his office, I eventually go to chiropractic school myself. And that’s how it happened!” Let me tell you about Natalia, my girlfriend. For 5 years, she suffered with bad low back pain and restless pain in her legs at night. Since she was a nurse she saw specialists who ordered tests. They put her on powerful medications yet she still suffered. At age 28, after suffering for years, she started chiropractic care here, and the pain in her legs is now only a rarity, and she has no low back pain at all.

Here’s some of your neighbors success stories: “I am feeling better on so many levels. I went in because of some back pain and after my treatments I found my general health improving as well! I’m very happy with the care I am receiving from Dr. Elan!” (Joe Gillie, Delray Beach, FL) “This is the best thing I have ever done for my body!” (Rosanne Patsy, Delray Beach, FL) Exciting Offer - Look, I know you’re smart. You want to get to the cause of your problems, and not just cover them up with drugs. When you are one of the first 20 people to call and schedule a new patient exam before January 31, 2015 you’ll receive the entire exam for $27. That includes x-rays, paraspinal thermal imaging, postural analysis… and there are no hidden fees. But, call right away because we expect to be flooded with calls as this exam normally costs $170. Again, there’s only 20 of these slots, so don’t miss out. (The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other service, examination, or

(Ava, Franklin, and Dr. Elan) My assistant is Pam and she is a really great person. Our office is both friendly and warm and we try our best to make you feel at home. We have a wonderful service, at an exceptional fee! Our office is called Schrier Family Chiropractic and it is at 315 N.E 2nd Ave., (located in Pineapple Grove). Our phone number is 561-445-2648. Call Pam or me today for an appointment. We can help. Thank you. -Elan Schrier, D.C. P.S. Of course, all people respond differently to care, and no doctor can (or should) guarantee a successful outcome. But, if you’ve tried everything except chiropractic, don’t give up yet! P.P.S. When accompanied by the first, I am also offering the second family member this same examination for only $17. | January 2015 25

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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 January for $50 or less.


ou might be feeling a little sluggish after the recent holiday celebrations, but don’t let that feeling take hold because it’s a New Year! The possibilities are endless for what you can accomplish this year but you have to take the first step to make it all happen. January is International Brain Teaser Month and if you feel like life is like the wrenching “if two trains leave the station at the same time…” scenario, then it’s time to get your brain on point so it can tackle the upcoming 365 days. The library is to the rescue and invites you to attend the Whole Brain Workout course that’s part of the Lifelong Learning Community Institute spring semester. If you feel like you’re losing your edge, this class is for you because you will learn educationally valid memory enhancement strategies that can help you feel more empowered and in control. A number of different areas and brain workout exercises will be covered as well as discussing and practicing helpful memory retention strategies. The course will improve your ability to remember because it will help you to identify the strengths and weaknesses in how your brain works, which sounds amazing to me. Four sessions of maximizing your brain power will set you back $50, but it’s a small price to pay for total brain domination! Sessions are held January 26, February 2, 9 and 23 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Delray Beach Public Library, located at 100 28 January 2015 |

W. Atlantic Ave. Visit or call (561) 266-0194 for more information.


here’s just something about the Japanese culture that I can’t get enough of. On the most basic level, I literally cannot live without sushi and soy sauce. But on a more meaningful level, I am severely drawn to the calming nature, deep thought and intrinsic way of thinking of the culture. January is International Creativity Month

and if you’re looking for some inspiration, head to one of my favorite local endorphinenhancing locations. The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is featuring a Design for the Senses: Beauty, Form and Function exhibit now through January 18 and you are welcome to study (and get lost in) your own interpretation of form and function. The exhibit is comprised of three distinct exhibitions that highlight the beauty, form and function that is inherent to Japanese craft and design. Examples include folding screen paintings and lacquered boxes, handcrafted lamps, benches and step chests. Inhale the craftsmanship and functionality, breathe in the beauty, hold your new appreciation for space and lines deep in your lungs, and exhale your plan for incorporating more of this in your life. Creativity is key for a beautiful life, so get started now. Admission is $15 for adults, $9 for kids and free for the little guys, and don’t forget to stroll the gardens while you’re there. The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is located at 4000 Morikami Park Road. Visit or call (561) 495-0233 for more information.


e made it another year! It’s easy to get stressed out over shrinking wallets, expanding waist lines and a work grind that makes you want to recreate the infamous excerpt from the Half Baked movie and peace out girl scout. But, alas, you’ve survived,

and I’ve got a present for you. January is Celebration of Life Month and the best way to celebrate is to enjoy some live tunes al fresco with some of your besties. Mark the calendar because the Delray Beach Center for the Arts has just taken center stage for your Friday nights. The Free Friday Concerts at the Pavilion are inviting you to be their groupie and let’s indulge just for the sake of celebrating 2015. January 2 features Pocket Change, a funk/blues band; January 9 boasts Bad Inc./4NR2, a Bad Company/Foreigner Tribute band; January 16 jams out with Bushwood, a reggae rock band; January 23 slides in with Galo’s Tribute to Santana; and the month caps off on January 30 with B Street Band, a Bruce Springsteen Tribute. You were born to run with this jammin’ opportunity and I welcome you to celebrate in style with a beach chair, blanket, food trucks and brew. All concerts start at 7:30 p.m. rain or shine and admission is free. The Delray Beach Center for the Arts is located at 51 N. Swinton Ave. Visit or call (561) 243-7922 for more information.


roviding assistance, comfort or care to a person in need is rewarding on several different levels, and if you’re looking for a way to provide more meaning to your life, maybe try your luck with mentoring. January is National Mentoring Month and is the perfect time to better your year and the year of someone else. You are invited to “be someone who matters to someone who matters” and it might be fun if you get some friends involved so you can benefit the lives of some littles in an engaging, group setting. The Sandoway House nature Center has the perfect mix of “cooool” and “eeeeek” that every child (or adult child) will love, especially in the form of shark and alligator feedings. You are invited to learn a multitude of fun and interesting facts about the ocean’s top predators as you watch them eat their breakfast. Or, feast your eyes on the resident alligator as it feasts its eyes on his favorite food. This screams fun, educational and a benefit to a little special someone. Hello brownie points on life. Shark feedings are held Tuesday through Saturday at 10:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and alligator feedings are held Wednesday and Saturday at 1 p.m. Cost is $4 per person ages 3 and older. The Sandoway House Nature Center is located at 142 S. Ocean Blvd. Visit or call (561) 2747263 for more information.


ind your way to an art par-tay! January is International Wayfinding Month and if you’re looking for a way to orient yourself in your current space and navigate from awesome place to place, then grab your walking shoes because we’re finding our way downtown. January 17 and 18 is home to the 26th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts and you are cordially invited to check out one of the most consistently ranked best art affairs in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine. The event is a melting pot of veteran favorites and some hot-toddies in the art scene, and vendors include photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry, woodworking and more, all along a mile expanse of the Avenue we all know and love. The Festival stretches from Federal Highway to A1A so there is no better backdrop to find yourself (or lose yourself, for that matter), and you are welcome to enjoy the sights from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission is free so you have plenty of available funds to find a pretty little something for yourself. Visit or call (561) 746-6528 for more information. | January 2015 29


locals only ║ happenings

FIRST wednesday OF EVERY MONTH Dinner with the Doc – Learn how to stay healthy with NUCCA care. The first Wednesday of each month at 6:45 PM. Schrier Family Chiropractic 315 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444 located in Pineapple Grove. Seating is limited. Reservations required. 561-445-2648. Catered by: Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza. Next month’s topic: “How NUCCA care may improve athletic performance.” 1-31 Shark Feeding – TuesSat – 10:30am, Sun1:30pm- $4 per-person ages 3 and up. 561274-SAND (7263),

1-31 Alligator Feeding – Wed & Sat 1:00pm. $4 perperson ages 3 and up. 561-274SAND (7263), sandowayhouse. org

1-31 Pottery Classes – Monday-Saturday. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. Learn how to make pots on the potter’s wheel. Beginning, intermediate and Advanced. Please call for more information. 561- 8629222 2 Pocket Change (Funk/ Blues) – 7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts at the Pavilion Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. Rain or shine; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage. Food trucks and cash bar are available. Presented by Delray Motors. 561-243-7922,

2 Art Walk in Downtown Delray – 6pm-9pm. Stroll throughout downtown Delray Beach and a special night featuring special artist showings, jewelry, entertainment, receptions and more at over 14 Fine Art Galleries in Pineapple

Grove District and along Atlantic Ave. 561-243-1077,

2,3 Playing the Palace – An old-time vaudevillestyle variety show performed with marionettes, Friday at 10:30am,Saturday at 2:00pm, at the Puppetry Arts Center, 94 NE 2nd Ave. $6.50. 561-2434330, 3 Magic and Comedy – The Amazing Mr A hosts an evening of adult comedy and magic with guest magicians. 8:00pm at the Puppetry Arts Center, 94 NE 2nd Ave. $15, adults only. 561243-4330,

3-4 Solomon: Steve Cannoli,Latkes & Guilt – Saturday, 8 pm & Sunday, 2 pm. This hilarious show features the very best comedy bits from Steve’s earlier shows plus loads of new comedy pieces. Tickets $45. Delray Beach Center for the Arts 561-243-7922, 3,10,17,24,31 Dinner Cruise – 6-8pm. $60. Delray Yacht Cruises, 561-243-0686,

County farm-to-fork produce, just picked citrus and juice, farm fresh eggs, raw milk and butter, 100% grass-fed and finished (antibiotic and hormone free) Florida beef, poultry, pork and lamb, fragrant artisan baked goods, plenty of gluten free, vegan and sugar free products, fresh cut flowers, plants and other unique gourmet fare along with live musical entertainment each week. Relocating today to SE/NE 4th Avenue. –

3,6,10,17*,24,31 Taste Atlantic Avenue – 3 hour historical walking food tours in Delray Beach. Includes signature tastings from 5-7 stops. $65, reservations required. 800-979-3370, savorourcity. com

8 Delray Marketplace Music Fest – 6-8pm. Replay Band a high Energy Dance Band. Delray Marketplace, 9025 W Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33446. 561-865-4613,

8&22 Steel Drum Cruise – 6-8pm. $25 & includes a 2-hour sunset cruise with live entertainment. Delray Yacht Cruises, 561-243-0686,

3,10,17,24,31 Delray Beach GreenMarket – 9am-2pmThe GreenMarket is a Saturday morning destination as an open air marketplace located at Old School Square Park on NE 2nd Avenue, a half block north of Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. Started in 1996 by the Community Redevelopment Agency, the Delray GreenMarket has become one of the most popular and charming aspects of the “season” in Delray Beach. At the GreenMarket you’ll find more than 65 vendors featuring Palm Beach

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9 Prayer Breakfast by The Avenue Church– 7– 9am. Pompey Park. Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Anthony Lockhart. To purchase your ticket go to:

9 Bad Inc/4NR2 (Bad Company/Foreigner Tribute) – 7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts at the Pavilion Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. Rain or shine; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage. Food trucks and cash bar are available. Presented by Delray Motors. 561-243-


10&11 Artist’s in The Park – Veterans Park –10am – 4:30pm. Presented by the Delray Art League. An average of 40 professional and emerging artists with works representing a variety of mediums including watercolors, oils, acrylics, photography and ceramics will be exhibiting. Veterans Park is located on Atlantic Avenue and the

10 Ride and Remember Historic Trolley Tour – 10am12pm- $20. Spady Museum. When you board the “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour, the history of Delray Beach comes alive! 561-279-8883, 13 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@ 14 Vocal Trash – 8pm – Electrifying “Stomp” style drumming, breakdancing and a cappella harmonies. It’s Glee meets Stomp! Tickets $35. Delray Beach Center for the Arts 561-243-7922,

15 Artists Alley Open Studios – 6-9pm – Pineapple Grove Arts District between NE

3rd & 4th Streets, east of 3rd Ave, west of RR tracks.

15 Taste Pineapple Grove –A mini Pineapple Grove culinary tour with a painting class at Vino Van Gogh. 800-9793370,

15 Book Signing – 7pm. James W. Hall will speak and sign Big Finish $25.99.. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore Pineapple Grove, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. 561-279-7790, 15 Delray Marketplace Music Fest – 6-8pm. Viva Classic Rock. Delray Marketplace, 9025 W Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33446. 561865-4613,

15 National League of American Pen Women Luncheon – With Dr. Ellen Kamhi – The Natural Nurse. 12pm. $30. 561 732-3577,

16 Book Signing – 7pm. Tami Hoag will speak and sign Cold Cold Heart 27.95. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore Pineapple Grove, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. 561-279-7790,

16–18 Back On Broadway – Take 10 amazing performers all looking for their “big break” on Broadway; throw in dazzling sets, costumes, scenes and songs from some of Broadways biggest hits, and you’ve got a show that’s sure to please! Enjoy songs from award-winning musicals such as “Mary Poppins,” “Avenue Q,” “Mama Mia” and the revivals

HAPPENINGS HAP of “South Pacific,” “Evita” and “Anything Goes.” All singing! All dancing! All Broadway! Delray Beach Center for the Arts 561243-7922,

16 Bushwood (Reggae Rock) – 7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts at the Pavilion Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. Rain or shine; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage. Food trucks and cash bar are available. Presented by Delray Motors. 561-243-7922,

16 Roots Cultural Festival Kickoff Event – 6pm. $20. The Roots Cultural Festival will kick off a new year of cultural activities and events at Delray Beach Center for the Arts.

17-18 26th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts – 10am-5pm The Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, consistently ranked as one of the best art affairs in the U.S. by Sunshine Artist Magazine, blends longtime favorites with the most buzz-worthy names on the contemporary arts scene. Free. 561-746-6528, 17-24 Fabulous Fashion Week – Over 40 Fashion Events to include Designer Trunk Shows, Makeovers, Nightly Fashion Events and a Fabulous Fashion Show featuring the designs, styles and fashions found in the over 70 fashion boutiques in Downtown Delray Beach; Event produced by the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority: for details and sponsorship information, visit or call the DDA at 561-243-1077

18 Book Club – 3 pm. The Sunday Sleuths book club will discuss Robert B. Parker’s Lullaby by Ace Atkins 9.99. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore Pineapple Grove, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. 561-279-7790,

19 15th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast – 8:30am – 10am. $30. This event is an inspiring reflection of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Activities include dynamic youth and adult speakers and performers. Delray Beach Golf Club, 2200 Highland Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 561-279-8883, spadymuseum. com

19 Delray Speaks – 7pm8:30pm. $5. Delray Speaks is a community forum intended to encourage open dialogue about relevant topics affecting residents and visitors of South Florida. Topic This Month: The death of Michael Brown and how multicultural communities should be moving forward. A panel made up of members of the Curriculum, Culture, and Educational Inquiry department at FAU will lead the discussion. 561-279-8883,

20-24 11th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival – Public event prices and times vary. An extraordinary week of poetry events with an impressive line-up of 12 award-winning, nationally acclaimed faculty and guest poets headlined by DanaGioia, former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (2003-2009). Special events include “Ballet’s Child,” a ballet inspired by the poems of Lani Scozzari, with choreography by Donna Murray (Friday night) and Performance Poetry with Malcolm London and Ra-

chel McKibbens on Saturday night. For details, visit

20 Book Club – 6:30pm. The Tuesday Murder Club will discuss Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz $9.99. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore Pineapple Grove, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. 561-279-7790, 22 Delray Marketplace Music Fest – 6-8pm. Big City Dogs, Classic Rock & Blues. Delray Marketplace, 9025 W Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33446. 561-865-4613,

23 Galo’s Tribute to Santana – 7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts at the Pavilion Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. Rain or shine; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage. Food trucks and cash bar are available. Presented by Delray Motors. 561-243-7922,

24-26 Tennis Survivor Series II – An Open Invitation to All Tennis Players. Delray Beach Swim & Tennis Club. For a shot at stardom, sign-up to play in singles and/or doubles, or just looking to see some high-caliber tennis? This event is free for fans! Winner of the singles event earns a wildcard into the Qualifying tournament

for the 2015 Delray Beach Open by The Venetian Las Vegas (Feb. 14-16, 2015). Winner of the doubles event earns a wildcard into the Doubles Main Draw of the 2015 Delray Beach Open by The Venetian Las Vegas (Feb. 16-22, 2015)…where the world #1 Bryan Brothers will be waiting. 561-330-6000, 29 Delray Marketplace Music Fest – 6-8pm. Simply Tina, Tribute to the Music of Tina Turner. Delray Marketplace, 9025 W Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33446. 561865-4613,

29 Chamber of Commerce Contacts & Cocktails – 5:15pm-7pm at The Conde Center! $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Non-members $20. 561-278-0424,

30-B Street Band (Bruce Springsteen Tribute) – 7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts at the Pavilion Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. Rain or shine; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage. Food trucks and cash bar are available. Presented by Delray Motors. 561-2437922,

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 artists, 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. 561-2437922,


1–18 Japanese Design for the Senses: Beauty, Form, and Function – Japanese Design for the Senses comprises three distinct exhibitions highlighting the beauty, form, and function that is inherent to Japanese craft and design. Each component features objects designed and crafted to be both beautiful and functional. Examples include an array of exquisite works, from folding screen paintings and lacquer boxes, to handcrafted lamps, benches, and step chests, all of which are as impressive in their design as they are in their craftsmanship and functionality. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 561-495-0233,

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. 561243-7922, | January 2015 31

pictures ║ on the ave

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Photos: Melissa Korman

1- Michelle, Dr. Sam Eftekhari, Lauren, Darien @ Spodak Dental Group


2- Summer, Arthur, Erick, Bonnie, Jaimie @ Bambini’s Garden Pizzeria 3- Wilber, Mitch, Lisu @ The Girls Strawberry Patch 4- Diane, Herve @ Grandma’s Bakery 5- Debbie, Ed @ Beachcomber Art 3


6- Gary, Patty, Chuck @ Stuart & Shelby Development 7- Rosie @ The Girls Strawberry Patch 8- Margie, Judy Marie, Sandra, John, Linda @ Tauriello & Company 9- Peter, Nicole, Drew, Lee @ Price Flooring



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1- David Chips, Franco, Gabe @ Caffé Luna Rosa 2- Nicole, Jordan @ The Girls Strawberry Patch 3- Gil, Daniela, Craig @ The Colony Hotel 4- Dan @ Bambini’s Pizzeria 5- Andrew, Bob @ The Deli inside Tony’s Market 3

6- Alan,Steve, Ramona @ Mussel Beach


7- Dr. Craig, Darien @ Spodak Dental Group 8- Andres, Shelby, Lucas, Renee, Liz, Lori, Cindy, Shirley, Changler, Nelson, Crystal, Kim, Nate @ Boston’s On The Beach 9- Medical Director Stephen Silver, MD, Victoria & Guest, Owner Deana Clark @ BeautySmart MD Grand Opening 5


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pictures ║ in the pineapple grove arts district

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Photos: Melissa Korman

1-Jerry, Danny @ Lanzetta’s Barbershop 2- Sofia @ Elements &


Surfaces 3- Natalie, Thomas @ Yama Sushi & Korean BBQ 4- Joseph @ Joseph Wine Bar 5- Lindsay, Michelle, Rey @ Rustic Rooster 3

6- Kyle, Chef Pep @ Casa


di Pepe 7- Heather, Richie @ O’Connor’s 8- Susan with Meeka, Dan, Maria @ Roxy & Lulu 9- JJ, Viena @ Pineapple Grove Post office 5


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Photos: Melissa Korman


1- Stacey @ Murder On The Beach Mystery Bookstore 2- Jayson, Patricia @ Addison Gallery 3- Carlos, Stephen, Antonio, Esais, Davit, Danny, @ Lanzetta’s Barbershop 4- Sandy, Axel @ Pineapple Grove Post office


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Seen Around Town and Elsewhere…

Sandi Boulais, Ken MacNamee, Doc Vic, Paul Colonna, Sasha Dominguez at the gym, Mitch Katz in search of Tabanero at various local restaurants, Kelly Branning having the time of her life in Europe, Steve Michael at Sundy House, Avi Greenbaum celebrating his birthday on South Swinton, Julie Young downtown, Beth Johnston at the Environmental Services Building, former Department Head Dick Hasko back in town, Barry Silver speaking at the South County Civic Center, Diane Franco enjoying The Boy’s, Jo Kenning and Jon Levinson on a date at Mastino, Emiliano Brooks at Third and Third, Shelby Halberg at City Tavern, Bill Bathurst at Park Tavern, Samantha Arielle at The Green Market, Brian Bollan at the Police Department, David Hall at Veterans Park, Ronnie Dunayer at Artist’s Alley, MK Morales at the Coffee District, Chuck Poliacek at Papas Tapas, Ron Gilinsky everywhere, our very own Yvette Roulette at the Mastino’s VIP opening, Christina Morrison at Crest Theatre, David Schmidt, Gary Eliopoulos, John Gwynn, Jeff Costello and Blake (so famous he only needs one name) at The Sail

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Inn, Fran Marincola, Tom Laudani, Melissa Porten, Ann Driscoll, Sean Nathan, Mike Luciano and his lovely wife Kathy Caffe Luna Rosa, Dr. Josh Smith Jr., and Dwayne Randolph at 32 East, Scott Allan Savodnik with his grandson at La Cigale, Ari Whiteman at Dunkin Donuts, Mike Covelli at Atlantic Plaza.

Battle of the Bands to Battle ALS at JAM FOR THE CURE January 25 at Jazziz in Mizner Park

Fundraising Event By Local High School Student Spencer Silver Will Feature Two Grammy Award-Winning Judges Rockin’ Music for a Rockin’ Cause – that is the goal of Spencer Silver, a 17-year-old student at Rosenblatt High School at Donna Klein Jewish Academy. “We will have all types of bands,” says Silver, an avid guitarist whose beloved aunt Marjie is stricken with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Tickets for JAM FOR THE CURE 2015 are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and include heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Tickets can be purchased at Jazziz, which is located at 201 Plaza Real in Mizner Park; by calling 561-300-0730; or online at (just click on Nightlife). For more information, please email jamforthecure2015@ Profit from JAM FOR THE CURE will be donated to The ALS Association.

Mark Your Calendar’s For The 2015 Fabulous Fashion Week In Downtown Delray Beach! Jan. 17-24 Celebrate the sophistication and style that is offered in this unique one of a kind destination! Enjoy fashion events, instore designer trunk shows, and the Fabulous Fashion Show on Jan. 24th showcasing over 150 different looks from 50 different retail locations in Downtown Delray Beach. For Sponsorship Opportunities, Volunteer opportunities, and modeling information please contact Laura Simon at the DDA office - 561243-1077.

11th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival Jan. 20-24 An extraordinary week of poetry events with an impressive line-up of 12 award-winning, nationally acclaimed faculty and guest poets headlined by DanaGioia, former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (2003-2009). Special

events include “Ballet’s Child,” a ballet inspired by the poems of Lani Scozzari, with choreography by Donna Murray (Friday night) and Performance Poetry with Malcolm London and Rachel McKibbens on Saturday night. Public event prices and times vary. For details, visit

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entertainment ║ gotta see

Gotta See

By skip sheffield


he big push for Oscar consideration is over, but January is a month when some worthy movies are released in the USA, outside New York, or Los Angeles. An example of this is “A Most Violent Year,” tentatively to be released nationwide January 1. The National Board of Review voted this violent thriller Best Film. The year is 1981 and the location is New York City at a time when criminals outnumbered cops. Oscar Isaac is Abel Morales, ambitious owner of a fuel distribution company. Jessica Chastain is his tough-as-nails wife Anna, daughter of a powerful mobster. When Morales’ trucks are attacked and highjacked, war heats up on the Brooklyn waterfront. Supporting cast includes David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Albert Brooks, Elyes Gebel and Catalina Sandino Moreno. J.C. Chandor

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(“All is Lost”) is the writer-director.

January 1 No, not Kenny Rogers; Mark Wahlberg is “The Gambler.” Jim Bennett is a college literature professor by day and highstakes gambler by night. When Bennett unwisely borrows money from a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams), he offers his own life as collateral. Jessica Lange plays Bennett’s wealthy, dysfunctional mother Roberta. John Goodman is a good-hearted loan shark and Brie Lawson is a student named Amy Williams with whom Bennett enjoys a special relationship.

January 9 “Selma” is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., played by David Oyelowo. Carmen Ejogo plays his wife Coretta Scott King, Tim Wilkinson is President Lyndon B. Johnson, Tim Roth is George Wallace and Dylan Baker is J. Edgar Hoover. Ava DuVernay (“Middle of Nowhere”) directs the movie, which culminates in the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Also in the cast are Cedric the Entertainer, Andre Halland and Omar J. Dorsey. The not very creatively named “Taken 3” again stars Liam Neeson as the misfortune-prone ex-government operative Bryan Mills and Maggie Grace as his daughter Kim. Mills is unjustly accused of murder and he must find the real killer and prove his innocence. Olivier Megaton (“Taken 2”) once again directs a cast that includes Famke Janssen, Forest Whitaker and Jon Gries. “Predestination” stars Ethan Hawke as a temporal agent who journeys into the future to thwart potential killers from committing their crimes in this sci-fi thriller written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig (“Daybreakers”). Sarah Snook is an unmarried mother, Christopher Kirby is Agent Miles and Noah Taylor is Mr. Robertson. January 16 You’ve hear of the Wedding Singer? Now we have “The Wedding Ringer.” That’s what Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), CEO of Best Man Inc., is called. Doug Harris (Josh Gad) is a socially inept young man two weeks away from marrying the girl of his dreams (Kaley Cuoco-Sweet-

ing). So Doug enlists the services of Jimmy Callahan. What could possibly go wrong? Joining in the merriment are Ken Howard, Affion Crockett and Jorge Garcia. Jimmy Garelick (“The Break-Up”) directs. Clint Eastwood directs “American Sniper,” based upon the real-life experiences of Navy SEAL Chris Pyle, who in the years between 1999 and 2009 racked up the highest number of sniper kills for an American in Iraq. How many? More than 150. Pyle is played by Bradley Cooper, with his wife played by Sienna Miller. Others are Luke Grimes, Kyle Gallner, Jake McDornan and Max Charles.

January 23 Ryan Guzman is “The Boy Next Door” and he has a thing for a hot single mom neighbor, played by Jennifer Lopez. The script is by Barbara Curry, who is a former Los Angeles Assistant District Attorney and presumably knows a bit about crimes of passion. Rob Cohen (“Alex Cross” directs a cast that includes Kristen Chenoweth, John Corbett, Adam Hicks and Lexi Atkins. Jude Law stars as Capt. Robinson, a submarine commander in the mysterythriller “Black Sea.” Capt. Robinson is hired by a shady backer to explore the depths of the Black Sea in search of a lost submarine rumored to be loaded with gold. Kevin McDonald (“Last King of Scotland”) directs a cast that includes Scoot McNairy, Tobias Menzies, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Ben Mendelsohn and Jodie Whittaker. The always unpredictable Johnny Depp stars as debonair arts dealer and international man of mystery in “Mordecai.” Charlie Mordecai dodges angry Russians and snooping British Mi5 in search of a stolen painting rumored to have a code that will lead to hidden Nazi gold. Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, Michael Byrne and Guy Burnet co-star. January 30 Kevin Costner stars as a widowed dad with a bi-racial granddaughter in “Black or White.” Octavia Spencer co-stars as the blood grandmother of the girl, whom she thinks should be with her real father. The problem is that guy is a drug addict. Anthony Mackie, Gillian Jacobs and Andre Holland co-star in a script written and directed by Mike Binder (“Reign Over Me”).

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entertainment ║ gotta HEAR

Gotta Hear

By skip sheffield January 1 The Strauss Symphony of America begins 2015 with a beautiful burst of music in a “Salute to Vienna” concert at 8 pm Thursday, January 1 at Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Bernhard Schneider of Vienna conducts the symphony, with soloists Laura Nicorescu, soprano (Salzburg), Sebastian Fuchsberger, tenor (Vienna) and dancers from the KievAniko Ballet of Ukraine and International Champion Ballroom Dancers. Tickets start at $27. Call 800-572-8471 or go to January 2 Laugh along with Howie Mandel, but don’t get too close to him when he does his stand-up comedy act at 8 pm Friday, January 2 at Kravis Center. Tickets start at $25. Call 800-572-8471 or go to www.

January 3 Pianist-singer Michael Feinstein, known as “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” conducts the Kravis Center Pops Orchestra at 8 pm January 3 in a program personally selected by Mr. Feinstein. Individual tickets start at $27 or $69 for a threeconcert Pops Series. Call 800-572-8471 or go to January 4 Friends of Boca Raton Library present the Con Brio String Quartet as part of their Sunday Matinee Music Series at 3 pm Sunday, January 4 at the Downtown Library, 400 N.W. Boca Raton Blvd. (Second Avenue). Admission is free. Go to

January 6 Singer Clint Holmes is “back by popular demand” at the Royal Room Cabaret of the Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. Holmes has 8 pm shows January 6-10 and January 14-17. Famed jazz guitarist-singer John Pizzarelli is in the Royal Room January 20-24, while Barbra Streisand’s kid sister Roslyn Kind is there January 27-31. Call 561-659-8100 or 561-655-5430 or go to

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January 8 Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, billing themselves as The Beach Boys, perform “Fifty Years of Fun, Fun, Fun” at 8 pm Thursday, January 8 at Kravis Center. Tickets start at $30. Call 800-572-8471. January 9 The Allegro Society of the Symphonia Boca Raton presents a “Tea & Symphony” event at 11:25 am Friday, January 9 at the Unitarian Church, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton Conductor Gerard Schwartz will preview the Symphonia’s January 11 concert. Tickets are $35. Call 866-6874201 or go to January 10 Frank Sinatra, Jr. performs “Sinatra Sings Sinatra” with the Palm Beach Pops at 7:30 pm Saturday, January 10 at Boca Raton Community Church. Sinatra also performs at 7:30 pm January 11 at Kravis Center. Call 561-832-7677 or go to www.

January 16 Arts Garage, 180 N.W. First St., Delray Beach, continues its “Celebration of Women’s Voices” with Lauren Gunderson’s play “I & You,” January 16 through February 1. The story concerns two dissimilar high school students cramming to finish a project on Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass.” Tickets are $25-$40. Call 561-450-6357 or 561-2437129 or go to

January 18 Sunshine Music and Blues Festival is back for its third annual visit to Boca Raton starting at noon Sunday, January 18 at Mizner Park Amphitheater. Headliners the Tedeschi-Trucks Band welcome Grace Potter, Dickie Betts, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Los Lobos, The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo), Rebirth Blues Band, Matt Schofield and Sean Chambers. Tickets are $39.50 early bird or $49.50 at the gate. Call 800-745-3000 or go to www. January 19 The 11th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival kicks off Monday January 19 and runs through Saturday, January 24 at Delray Beach Center for the

Arts. Eight workshops, craft talks and readings with America’s best poets, coffeehouse performances and a special presentation of “Ballet Child” will be offered. For more information go to www. January 20 Celebrated, two-time Grammy Awardwinning blind jazz pianist and singer Diane Schuur performs two shows at 7 and 9 pm Tuesday, January 20 at Jazziz Nightlife in Boca Raton. Tickets are $35, $45 and $55. Call 561-300-0730 or go to

January 27 “Flashdance The Musical” will be presented as part of the Kravis on Broadway series January 27 through February 1. Tickets start at $25. Call 800572-8471.

January 28 National Jewish Book Award finalist Maggie Anton visits Delray Beach to promote her latest novel, “Enchantress” at 1:30 pm Wednesday, January 28 at Temple Sinai, 2475 W. Atlantic Ave. Anton will also visit the Sisterhood Shabbat January 3031 at Congregation B’nai Torah, 6261 S.W. 18th St., Boca Raton. Admission is free.

January 30 Still going strong at age 70, Frankie Valli exercises his falsetto with the latest edition of the Four Seasons in concert at 8 pm Friday, January 30 at Seminole Hard Rock Live. Tickets are $39-$74. Call 800745-3000. | January 2015 45

entertainment ║ concert review

A Banner Weekend for

Rock ‘n’ Roll By skip sheffield

Photos by Tom Craig

September 19-20 was a banner weekend for rock ‘n’ roll fans; especially those fond of electric guitar. Experience Hendrix at Seminole Hard Rock Live on Friday, September 19 featured some of the best guitarists playing today, all paying tribute to the greatest rock innovator of all time, Jimi Hendrix. Players included Jonny Lang, Doyle Bramhall II, Eric Johnson, Rich Robinson, Zakk Wilde and Buddy Guy. Wilde’s thrash metal was a little out of place, but the guy is a speed demon. The most impressive all-around guitarist was Kenny Wayne Shepard, but Buddy Guy had the greatest credibility. He was a friend and contemporary who shared the stage with Hendrix. The next night, Saturday, September 20 at Cruzan Amphitheater was the double treat of former boy wonder Steve Winwood and Florida boy Tom Petty and his Heartbreakers. Winwood, 66, can legitimately claim more than 50 years as a professional musician as he joined Spencer Davis Group in England when he was only 15. Winwood played his greatest hits from that group (“I’m a Man,” “Gimmie Some Lovin’ “), “Traffic,” “Medicated Goo,” “Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys”) and Blind Faith (“Can’t Find My Way Back Home”)> Petty was promoting his newest album, “Hypnotic Eye,” but he did not short fans of their favorites. The mood was set with the Byrds’ satirical song “So You Want To Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star,” and Petty and right-hand man, guitarist Mike Campbell, were off and running. Best-sellers included “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” “Into the Great Wide Open,” “I Won’t Back Down” “A Woman in Love,” “Running Down a Dream” and “You Wreck Me.” Petty even joined his buddy Steve Winwood on “Can’t Find My Way Back Home” and “Gimmie Some Lovin’ “ before wrapping up with his signature “American Girl.” Rock ‘n’ Roll is alive and well in South Florida. 46 January 2015 |

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Steve Winwood

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Kenny Wayne Shepard

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travel ║ U.S. Virgin Islands


The Unbelievable U.S. Virgin Islands!!!


1,100 miles away lies an American tropical getaway. The Virgin Islands of the United States, formerly the Danish West Indies were sold to the U.S. by Denmark in 1916. They are currently an organized, unincorporated United States territory in the Caribbean, therefore requiring no passport to travel.

The islands consist of three main islands; Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas, along with many other surrounding smaller islands. Traveling to St. Thomas or St. Croix is not as expensive as you might think. Spirit Airlines offer direct flights from Ft. Lauderdale to St. Thomas for about $200 round trip or American Airlines from Miami for about $300. With a steady temperature averaging 80 degrees and white sandy beaches on turquoise blue water, the USVI are a place not to be missed. Each of the islands is unique. St. Thomas is the most cosmopolitan of the three, giving the feeling that it’s the largest; it’s not, St. Croix is, although it is the territorial capital and port of Charlotte Amalie. St. Thomas offers its visitors a huge array of attractions from churches, museums, classic island architecture and shopping. Their ethnic diversity offers diners an array of eating experiences to bring those taste buds alive. Accommodation selection is pretty vast too. You can choose from 5 star all inclusive hotels like The Ritz-Carlton to colorful and pic48 January 2015 |

turesque Bed & Breakfast’s such as The Home of the Tropics. Now let us island hop to St John. From Red Hook, St. Thomas it is a short 1520 minute ferry ride and from Charlotte Amalie will take around 45 minutes. If you hired a car while on St. Thomas you can take one of the car barges traveling from Red Hook to Cruz Bay, St. John. For more information on ferry times and prices visit St. John is the smallest of the three islands and nearly two-thirds of it is a national park. There you can take a 2 or 3 hour National Park guided tour to experience this paradise of sub-tropical forests, hundreds of species of plants, including bay rum trees and orchids and lots of tropical birds. If a guided tour is not for you, visit for all the information needed to check out this island on your own. St. John is also renowned as a ‘reader’s paradise’ with its spectacular secluded beaches, turquoise waters, colorful coral and tropical fish. Even though this is the smallest island there is still a vast

array of accommodations to choose from. Luxury resorts, condos, cottages, guest houses and the world’s leading eco-resorts and campgrounds. Now we are heading to St. Croix, the largest of the USVI. Unfortunately there are no ferries offered to St. Croix from either St. Thomas or St. John. The best option is to fly from St. Thomas from about $85 round trip on www.seaborneairlines. co. The island is only 22.7 miles long and 8 miles at its widest point but the landscape is surprisingly diverse. The two main towns are Christiansted, renowned for its historic yellow buildings, architecture, cobbled streets and history, and Frederiksted, the smaller of the two. You could see all that St. Croix has to offer in a day trip or you could stay a few days and relax on their gorgeous beaches, play a game of golf, indulge in some glorious water sports or try your luck at the casino! For further information on the ‘Unbelievable Virgin Islands’ check out and gather all the knowledge you need on where to stay, where to eat and what to do. | January 2015 49

health & beauty ║ pain relief

Sciatica… Exploring Cutting Edge

Treatments and Addressing Misconceptions


By Dr. John Conde

A shocking 80 % of all Americans will experience low back pain at some point in their life. Its epidemic status continues to grow and sufferers seek the most cutting edge approaches to not only ensuring relief but also restoring function.

A shocking 80 % of all Americans will experience low back pain at some point in their life. Its epidemic status continues to grow and sufferers seek the most cutting edge approaches to not only ensuring relief but also restoring function. Quite often individuals may also develop associated thigh or lower leg pain termed sciatica. The clinical term sciatica requires clarification. Sciatica simply means “pain in the leg.” It does not mean that the sciatic nerve has been “pinched.” In fact, the sciatic nerve is not involved in most cases of thigh or gluteal pain because it does not supply sensation from this area.

What Is The Cause Of Sciatica? Sciatica can be caused by irritation or trauma to nerve roots within the spinal canal or to peripheral nerves outside of the canal anywhere from the pelvis to the lower leg. Space occupying lesions within the spinal canal such as a bone spur, disc herniation, congenitally narrow canal, infection, metastasis, or mass can be the causative agent. Outside of the canal we find the instigators to be a femur head fracture, incorrectly placed intra-muscular injection, fixation of the sacroiliac joint, and primary bone cancer of the pelvis. The two most common and least diagnosed causes are facet joint syndrome and piriformis contracture. Facet joints help to guide motion of the spine letting us bend forward and back and side to side. They also relieve some of the weight bearing burden of the rest of the spine. Quite often they are irritated due to an injury, arthritis, or misalignment. This irritation produces referred pain into the gluteal region and back of the thigh. 50 January 2015 |

Piriformis contracture occurs when the piriformis muscle tightens and shortens for a prolonged period of time compressing peripheral nerves that provide sensation from the gluteal region and thigh. The tightening can occur due to repetitive use such as is seen in runners and tennis players, injury, and misalignment of the pelvis. The pain pattern is typically represented as severe buttock pain and mild thigh pain.

How Is It Diagnosed? A comprehensive neurological and orthopedic examination should be performed checking reflexes, strength, sensation, posture, gait, muscle tone, and evaluating pain production from different positions. X-rays help to narrow down the diagnosis. Further imaging studies such as MRI and CT should only be necessary after a lack of improvement from conservative treatment or a progression of symptoms.

Cutting Edge, Conservative Treatments The treatment of sciatica is aimed at removing the cause and restoring proper function to the area. Cutting edge maneuvers such as eccentric fast stretching and cross cord inhibition focus on reducing tension in tightened and shortened muscle and joint capsules. Chiropractic manipulations focus on removing the irritation and restoring proper motion in the facet joints. Flexion-distraction therapy helps to reposition some of the herniated material and increase the overall health of the disc. Neurophysiologic rehabilitation of the part of the brain that directly controls the tone of the deep spinal muscles helps to

create stability in the spine. Lastly, a proper nutritional assessment should be made to promote an anti-inflammatory diet. Dr. John Conde is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist. He has achieved Diplomate status through the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. He has sub-specialty training in vestibular disorders and traumatic brain injuries. The Conde Center for Chiropractic Neurology integrates traditional chiropractic medicine with advanced neurological rehabilitation protocols. Conditions treated range from orthopedic injuries to neurological lesions. The office can be reached at 561-330-6096 and at



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health & beauty ║ dermatology

The Liquid Face Lift


By Thomas C. Balshi, MD

During the anti-aging and wellness revolution, ultramodern aesthetic techniques have evolved to restore youth and vibrancy back for millions of people, without surgery. In fact, gentle face lifting and volume restoration can be obtained painlessly for some patients in less than 45 minutes and without general anesthesia or IV sedation. Several factors cause aging of the face. The loss of elastic tissue and collagen causes the skin to sag. Environmental damage and UV light often cause age spots and wrinkles. The most significant culprit to age the face is loss of volume. Atrophy (loss of that plump baby fat) develops in the nasolabial folds, lips and lower face. The hollow below the eyes grows deeper and the plumpness of ear lobes diminishes as we age. Some of the facial muscles lose their volume and even cheek bones undergo resorption.

A “liquid face lift” is a non surgical procedure which involves the use of cosmetic fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Sculptra, Radiesse and others) and Botox to restore volume thus rejuvenating the face. The safest preferable fillers are of the hyaluronic acid family. The molecule is a sugar-based gel that naturally supports the cells in skin; it is the major component in the fluids that lubricate joints. These “injectables” are placed under the skin to instantly restore skin volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, adding and restoring the natural contour of the cheeks and even re-plumping the lips and ear lobes. These injectables look and feel totally natural. Everyone will notice, but no one will know. Results from liquid face lift procedures are usually gradual and can range from subtle to astonishing. Patients may return to most normal activities almost immediately. A liquid face lift procedure is tailored to each individual, so pricing depends upon a number of factors, including the extent of loss of collagen, skin laxity, skin damage, color and thickness, individual health and goals. This enables your dermatologist to make your personal renaissance as unique and special as you are, and as comfortable and rewarding as possible. Thomas C. Balshi, M.D., P.A. Board Certified Dermatology - ABPS Board Certified Internal Medicine - ABMS 4665 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 561-272-6000

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health & beauty ║ Your Dental Health

New Year, New You, New Smile BY Craig Spodak, DMD, PA


Make simple New Year’s resolutions for a healthy smile in 2015

It’s the New Year! A new year usually translates into new goals, whether it might be to lose weight, save more money, travel the world, or the like. Another great goal would be to improve your overall health, and one of the best ways to do that is to pay attention to your dental health. Problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body so make these positive changes to ensure a happy mouth and healthy body. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Eating well is not only important for your overall health, but also for your dental health and your teeth. Poor nutrition can affect your entire immune system and can increase susceptibility to many common oral disorders including gum disease. Antioxidants and other nutrients found in fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts improve your body’s ability to fight bacteria and inflammation, which helps to protect your teeth and gums. Additionally, crisp fruits and raw vegetables like apples, carrots and celery help clean plaque from teeth and freshen breath. Put down the cigarettes and tobacco products. In addition to the harmful side effects that we all know about smoking (throat, lung and oral cancer, anyone?), using tobacco can also harm your mouth in a myriad of ways and increases your risk for tooth discoloration, cavities, gum recession and gum disease. Did you know that smokers are about twice as likely to lose their teeth as non-smokers? Smokeless tobacco is also harmful to your health, too, so just be safe and avoid all tobacco products. The good news is that the risk of tooth loss decreases after you quit smoking or using smokeless tobacco. Limit your cocktails. Heavy or regular alcohol consumption increases the risk of developing cancers of the oral cavity, throat, voice box, in addition to other parts of your body. Additionally, alcohol reduces the amount of saliva in your mouth, creating a more acidic environment that softens enamel and increases your chances of 54 January 2015 |

developing cavities. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, people who smoke, eat poorly and consume excessive alcohol also have increased gum recession. Studies show that smokers who regularly consume alcohol are less likely to brush their teeth on a regular basis, which can lead to even more problems. Brush at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. Brushing and flossing protect your teeth from decay and gum disease, which is caused by your teeth’s most persistent enemy: plaque. Plaque is a sticky, colorless, invisible film of harmful bacteria that builds up on your teeth every day. Both brushing and flossing are equally important for good oral health and according to the Academy of General Dentistry, only flossing can remove plaque from between teeth and below the gumline where decay and gum disease often begin. Without proper brushing and flossing, you may develop bleeding gums, which could worsen to severely swollen, red, bleeding gums (gingivitis) and, eventually, gum disease. It is proven that diseases of the mouth can affect the rest of your body, so it is incredibly important to maintain good oral health so you have good overall health. Stop sipping soda. Statistics indicate that the average American drinks more than 50 gallons of soda each year, which also comes along

with more than 150 pounds of sugar. Sugar is known for contributing to obesity and for causing dental problems including excessive dental plaque, tooth decay and gum disease. If you’re looking for ways to hydrate and refresh, grab a glass of water and enjoy. This will not only improve your oral health, but you will surely lose weight and save money, too. See your dentist for regular checkups. By seeing your dentist at least twice a year for regular hygiene visits, you can help prevent any dental health problems before they cause discomfort or require more comprehensive or expensive treatment. Regular visits allow your dentist to monitor your oral health and alter your dental health regimen to address any areas of concern. It’s a New Year, so make your best effort to take care of YOU! Resolve to treat your mouth right and pay attention to your diet, give up smoking, drink less alcohol and just improve your overall healthy habits. If you do, you’ll find it easier to smile a bright, healthy smile all year long! 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

Juicy Joints: Thai Massage for Pain…and Everything Else


By Kristin Heather

Lying on a mat on the floor, fully clothed, the process of complete invigoration begins. As if dancing with a silk rope, the therapist moves your body, indirectly enforcing magical release.

A Thai massage is an ancient and highly unique treatment within the healing arts world. It is revered in a spiritual sense as it creates the space for self-realization, higher consciousness…emotional and spiritual calm. As if these benefits are not enough, the physical relief and balance created during a Thai massage is perfect reason to indulge. Thai massage utilizes movements of stretching and compressing to relieve the muscles and lubricate the joints, and yields incredible relaxation or increased energy depending on what your body needs. “Many people don’t realize the benefit of someone else stretching for you,” says Miquelle Hardy, Thai massage therapist trained by Mukti at the Vedic Conservatory. Joint pain and inflammation manifest in many ways, not only sharp pain or aching throbs. Tingling in your hip, for example, may be a sign of inflammation in the joint. Even ticklish feet can be sensitivity in the nerves from tight feet muscles that affect the joints. However it is making you aware, inflammation in any joint is most likely associated with overuse, and possibly with incorrect posture, former injuries, or even imbalanced stretching. Many dancers, for instance, have very loose joints: often overused, over-stretched, and over-lengthened to the point of inflammation. When you move any joint, there is a respective sack of fluid that releases to lubricate it, making the movement comfortable. Yet, when you move, workout, or stretch yourself, you are ultimately using up that fluid. Overuse, therefore, means there is often a lack of fluid. “Thai massage uses passive stretching, which creates an abundance of fluid in the joints,” says Miquelle. During the massage, you may experience unintentional, passive joint release. A pop or a crack is a welcome release of gas, as the vocal 56 January 2015 |

joint lubricates itself. The area in need decompresses and releases, giving incredible relief to any pain. Thai massage creates a tourniquet effect at the joint, stopping blood flow for a very small amount of time and then stimulating fresh blood flow to the area. Imagine a river with a strong current rushing through the joint, bringing in nutrients, oxygen, and forcing out inflammation. Over stretchers can benefit from Thai massage in a way that is counterintuitive, but incredibly effective. Stretching, doing yoga - it is all amazing - but often we are stretching from the joint. Thai massage stretches from the belly of the muscle to the attachment of that muscle, which means that it will be an incredible complement to your current physical routine. Even a torn MCL, ACL, or rotator cuff, injuries that feel like stretching and movement is not what the body needs still warrant a Thai massage. Any injury means the body is off balance: stretching what could be considered the opposite of the injury brings balance and, therefore, relief from the pain. For example, many people endure some kind of back pain. Many people

hold stress in the back of their necks. The pain, however, is caused by the imbalance of our actions: we so often perform everything forward (sitting at a computer, doing the dishes, texting, etc.) By stretching and paying attention to the front, Thai massage is able to relieve that tension. Your body will feel like it can move again, like you went to yoga but didn’t do any work. Your joints will feel juicy and your spine will feel aligned. A calmness allows emotional stress, something that has so much affect on our physical being, to evaporate, causing a balance in the mind and body. Beyond the physical and its aches and pains, Thai massage creates a beautiful dance for the emotions and the spirit. 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. | January 2015 57

health & beauty ║ Body Beautiful

A Short Cut To Your Fitness Goals?


By Ashley Sica

It’s that time of year again where food and drinks are flowing abundantly and New Years resolutions are in full swing.

But before you jump back onto your health and fitness regime, consider adding a regimen that will help you attain your fitness goals faster and make you feel like a million bucks. Sound too good to be true? Well I’m here to tell you it’s not! It’s called Cellular Cleansing. Cleansing has a huge range of health benefits, but for the sake of this article I will focus on the benefits of Cellular Cleansing paired with Intermittent Fasting. These two practices put together will turn your body in to a fat burning machine and rid your body of the toxins that are keeping you from reaching your fitness goals. When I say cleansing most people probably think drinking a lemonade-type drink for 14 days and when I say fasting people usually think of “starvation.” I can assure you it’s neither of those. Traditional “cleanses” will strip or deplete your body with use of laxatives or diuretics and leave you feeling weak and lethargic. However, cleansing at the cellular level helps your body release un-wanted toxins in a safe and efficient manner. (Trust me, you won’t be needing to sit on the potty all day long!) These toxins that have built up in your system are most likely the culprits that make you feel lethargic, bloated, fat, sleepy, puffy, etc. In turn the toxins then make it that much harder for you to lose weight. It’s like fighting an uphill battle. But if you remove these toxins that are brought on by bad eating habits, pollution and environmental factors your body will be much more effective at metabolizing food and burning fat. Now take Cellular Cleansing and add in the practice of Intermittent Fasting also known as IF and the results are simply amazing! (I think my before and after pictures speak for themselves) 58 January 2015 |

the countless results my clients have had from this method. I could fill up a page alone on testimonals. If you are interested in hearing more about Cellular Cleansing and Intermittent Fasting I would love to educate on how you can incorporate this regimen to aide you in your weight loss and fitness goals for 2015. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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IF is simply cutting back on calories for a shortened or extended period of time in order to give your digestive system a break. By doing so IF helps reset your body to burn fat for fuel by increasing growth hormone levels. After having my 2nd child 8 months ago I gave these 2 methods a try and I can say it made getting back in shape almost a breeze (besides those 5am workouts!). It was something I had never done before but now something I will do the rest of my life. Not only because it helped get me in to the best shape of my life but because of the amazing natural energy it gives me along with a host of other amazing benefits! The results have not only been incredible to me but also for my clients. Take my one client who has not lost a single pound in over 6 months despite eating clean and working out daily. After incorporating Cellular Cleansing and Intermittent Fasting in to her regimen she lost 5lbs in the first week and feels better now than she ever has and is now getting more results from our fitness plan. This is just one simple example out of

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health & beauty ║ hair

Fork to Follicle


By mark hasche

It’s been drilled into our heads that we are in fact what we eat. People are finally starting to get it. We are becoming more educated about what we put in our bodies knowing that it will have a direct result on our appearance.

Unlike your skin which can show immediate signs of poor nutrition, your hair can take longer to show signs. Thin edges, alopecia, hair shedding, hair breakage, weak and brittle hair, hair thinning, and slow hair growth are all signs of a lack of proper hair follicle nutrition. The hair follicle from which each strand is born is the opening of the skin, commonly called the pore, which contains the hair shaft and root. At the root of the hair follicle is the dermal papilla. The

dermal papilla is fed by the bloodstream which carries nourishment to produce new hair. Your next meal can be at starting point for healthier looking hair. It takes more than just a great shampoo and conditioner to have that most wanted hair! Your nutrition can affect your hormonal balance as well as your stress levels which can be a huge factor in hair loss. Eating is essentially a form of self-medication. We nourish ourselves but we also alter our biochemistry and thus our state of mind or consciousness each time we eat. If you doubt this, go without eating too long, and see what happens to your mental-emotional-physical state. At least three times a day, the food choices you make can either increase or reduce your level of stress. Being mindful of your food choices and how you feel after you eat different foods is an essential key to stress reduction. Eating disorders can also result in hair loss, for both men and women, because you are either eliminating or blocking what your body needs to be healthy. If fad diets, crash diets, and/or eating disorders are active in your life, be careful because it can lead to hair loss. Here are a few foods that can jump start your healthy follicle feeding. 1. Salmon: rich in protein and vitamin D. Omega-3 fatty acids found in this cold water fish aren’t made in the body but are essential to grow hair. 2. Walnuts: the only nut with significant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids also rich in biotin and vitamin E. Too little biotin can lead to hair loss. 3. Oysters: rich in zinc, a lack of which can lead to hair loss (even in your eyelash-

es). Three ounces have an incredible 493% of your daily value. I’ve also heard they work as an aphrodisiac *wink*. 4. Poultry: it’s your go to protein as well as containing zinc, iron, and vitamin B. 5. Greek yogurt: hit your dairy isle for this low-fat option which is high in protein, vitamin B5 and vitamin D. 6. Sweet potatoes: a great source of the antioxidant beta carotene, which your body turns into vitamin A. Every cell in your body relies on vitamin A to function. Vitamin A can help combat signs of dandruff. 7. Blueberries: packed with vitamin C which is crucial for circulation to the scalp and supports the tiny blood vessels that feed the follicles. Now that you’ve been given my seven favorite follicle friendly foods (try saying that five times fast!) you can start making some healthy food choices. Have the hair you want to wear for 2013. All this talk about food has me hungry so this Divo is out. Mark Hasche and Peter DeRosa, stylists and owners of PeterMark Salon in Delray Beach, have a combined total of over twenty years of professional hairstyling experience. They have styled celebrities, appeared on TV shows, are nationally and internationally trained, and travel the country teaching a variety of classes to professional stylists. Before coming to Delray Beach, they owned and operated a highly successful salon in Pompano Beach for nine years. PeterMark Salon is located at 12 NE 4th Avenue, Delray Beach 561-265-6763. Follow us on twitter @petermarksalon, and facebook at PeterMark Salon.

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Changing Faces Makeup By diane feen


Rhonda Vacanti wants everyone to know that giving selflessly won’t harm your bottom line or your business. Instead it will open up new opportunity and help raise the level of competency in your field.

In the case of Vacanti the field is Advanced Permanent Make-Up. The industry has been good to Vacanti, who has been an advanced permanent make-up artist for the past 18 years. Her business, Changing Faces, has helped women of all ages beautify their natural assets and erase facial scars. Although her artistry is proven (she has trained with the best, won awards and is licensed in all areas) Vacanti was not content to merely rest on her laurels. “I have traveled all over the world doing training and assisting in the latest techniques in the permanent make-up industry. One day I realized it would be nice to pay it forward.”

Her epiphany came to fruition last month when she created (and hosted) the first “Techs helping Techs” seminar held for two days in Delray Beach. It was a chance for licensed makeup artists to learn from the pros and share knowledge, techniques and ask questions of experts in related fields to permanent makeup. “An event like the one we had can cost $1,500 to $2,000 and up. But my goal for “Techs Helping Techs” was to educate and uplift others in the industry and to have very seasoned artists share their knowledge.” Speakers included Dr. Salvatore DeCanio (an eye doctor) who spoke about eye diseases and visual aids. Plastic surgeon Dr.

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John Westine spoke about the relationship between permanent makeup, Botox, cosmetic fillers and how sunscreen and permanent makeup go together. Lisa Kline of Image Skincare shared the importance of sunscreen and the latest FDA information. Patty Faircloth of Jmegg Advertising discussed social media and effective marketing techniques, and celebrated permanent makeup artist Mary Ritcherson came from Tampa to demonstrate her sought after hairstroke technique. “Techs Helping Techs was a way for me to give back to my industry and help women gain confidence and knowledge. Sometimes we just need to give effortlessly for no real reason,” said Vacanti, who also included a roundtable discussion at N2 Wine Bar in Pineapple Grove where her shop is located. Vacanti wants everyone to know that permanent makeup is for everyone and that the industry has taken on a whole new art form. “This new style of art and makeup is applied permanently on the face for eyebrows, eyeliner and lip color.

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I want to thank Li pigments with Girlz Ink (Teryn and Kat) for generously contributing pigments and special gifts for attendees. Bruce Kennedy volunteered to photograph the events most memorable moments and Nancy and Kenia gave selflessly - I couldn’t have done it without them.” All attendees at the “Tech Helping Techs” event are licensed and qualified in the field (a subject that Vacanti is adamant about). “To do permanent makeup in Palm Beach County you must be licensed by the State of Florida as well as the Palm Beach County Health Department. You must also have a Tattoo Artist License and a tattoo establishment license. I feel strongly that everyone should make sure their permanent makeup artist is licensed. Look for their license on the wall before you have anything done.” Vacanti knows what she is talking about. She has performed over 10,000 permanent makeup procedures, is board certified with the American Academy of Micro-pigmentation and is licensed by the Palm Beach County Health Department. She was a past recipient of the American Academy of Micropigmentation’s Presidential Award of Excellence and gets referrals from top Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists and Ophthalmologists in Palm Beach County. She also has a celebrity clientele and was chosen to teach permanent make-up techniques

around the world. There are other things to note as well. “Be sure to look through the artist’s portfolio for consistency in the style of their work. It is paramount that you like their style of makeup and that they listen to your needs. It is also critical that your technician open a brand new needle every time you have a treatment,” said Vacanti, who knows there are some in the industry who reuse needles to save money. That she said is very dangerous and can lead to infection. Another reason that Vacanti created “Techs Helping Techs” was to help women empower each other. So far the results can be seen from as far away as Texas. Her colleague Lisa Fast will be having a “Techs Helping Techs” class in February in Houston, Texas. Another attendee went home and opened her own permanent makeup suite. “I wanted to help professionalize the industry and give people confidence to move forward. The results were so fantastic that I want to make this an annual event.” With Vacanti’s passion and drive we’re sure that “Techs Helping Techs” will thrive and inspire others to “pay it forward.” Changing Faces Makeup Rhonda Vacanti 140 N.E. 2nd Ave Suite 17 Delray Beach FL 33444 561-601-5106 | January 2015 65

special feature ║ atlantic one realty GROUP

Find the Home of Your Dreams with

Atlantic One Realty Group By Darcy Sullivan



Every person dreams of finding the perfect place to call home. Whether it’s a place to grow, relax, or celebrate. While everyone has a different opinion on what makes a house a home, there is one thing they can all agree on; it’s a place for their family and friends to make memories together that will last a lifetime.

That’s where the team at Atlantic One Realty Group comes in. Located in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, Florida, Atlantic One Realty Group is a boutique agency with an extensive portfolio of services for buyers and sellers of residential and commercial properties. Heading up this organization is the dynamic duo of Todd Wilson and Dennis Puckett. As a top producer at a previous firm in South Florida, Todd Wilson learned how to sell property and cater to his client’s needs. Teaming up with local real estate investor Dennis Puckett allowed them to create a successful boutique real estate firm in Delray Beach that understands the needs of cli66 January 2015 |

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of truly getting to know each customer. We create a team relationship with our clients, so that all of our key people know their goals and can provide individualized service,” said Todd. “In this business you are working with one of the largest purchases that a person will make in their life. You have to make sure you work with a professional who understands the real estate market. We guide people through every step of the transaction – from the listing to the closing. This type of one-on-one customer service is the cornerstone of our company. We strive to make people comfortable and help them navigate some very complex waters,” said Todd.

Partners, Atlantic One Realty Group: Todd Wilson and Dennis Puckett

ents that range from the inexperienced first time homebuyer to the savvy real estate investor. Atlantic One handles all aspects of real estate. Through unique relationships, they have an inventory of foreclosure properties that range from small investment properties to multi-million dollar estates. This inventory keeps investors working with Todd and his team. Atlantic One also has a host of buyers and sellers they work with through their marketing efforts, which include a two-page spread every month on pages 12 and 13 in Homes & Land, and their website: www.atlanticonerealty. com “As a boutique firm, we have the luxury

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He did that for client Jonathan Moulton. “Working with Todd was amazing. He found qualified buyers and went above and beyond to get the job done. He also took a personal interest in the sale. He is professional, responsible, and courteous,” said the owner of Edison Risk Insurance in Delray Beach. “The best advice I can give to anyone interested in buying or selling a home is to work with a Realtor they trust,” Todd stated. “This business is about relationships, both with clients and other real estate professionals in the community.” Todd took a moment to share 3 quick tips to help anyone preparing to put their house on the market: One of the most important things to do when preparing to sell your house is to de-personalize it. The more personal stuff in your house, the less potential buyers can imagine themselves living there. Place items like family photos, memorabilia collections, and personal keepsakes in storage for the time being. Once you’ve taken the time to de-personalize the place, move on to decluttering and cleaning your home. Storage is something every buyer is looking for and can never have enough of. Remove unneeded items from your closets then neatly organize what’s left in there. Also, make sure you clean and the house smells good. Be realistic about the value of your home. Your home is very personal and you might think it is worth more than it will appraise for. Listen to your real estate expert about price. If you want to sell, price it right. Atlantic One has a loyal following, and Todd and Dennis have every intention of growing their team and building on their success. It is what motivated them to open Atlantic One and why they have made such an indelible mark on the local market. “Our goal at Atlantic One Realty Group is to build a team of professionals who are committed to the excellence we expect and believe our clients deserve when working with a Realtor,” Todd stated. In addition to their experienced team, Atlantic One’s website provides a user-friendly property search tool without the typical registration requirements found on most other real estate websites. “We believe in empowering buyers with all the tools needed to successfully find the home of their dreams,” commented Todd. Atlantic One Realty Group 25 SE 3rd Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33483 Phone (561) 203-5170 | January 2015 67

special feature ║ cranes beach house boutique hotel


Unveils New Villas With Heavenly Elegance


By diane feen

The areas surrounding the villas are exclusive to villa guests offering a private oasis with water fountains, a fire pit and a reflexology foot path.

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Crane’s Beach House has always been attuned to its historic roots. The hotel boasts of lush tranquil gardens, towering palms, two poolside Tiki Bars and enough Key West flair to declare it an island in and of itself.

That is why this 12-year-old boutique hotel just completed four luxury villas that stay close to their natural botanical roots. Each villa has a color theme that marries the glory of the earth with the subtle treasures of the sea and sand. There are River Rock lamps with dim (or day) lighting, handcrafted artisan tables, novelty glass wall art, plantation shutters, private balconies and an open floor plan that is both comfortable and comforting. “This dramatic conversion of four suites into four dazzling luxury villas will be the first phase of a major multi-year remodeling project that will strengthen and solidify our brand as the coolest place to stay in Delray Beach,” said Cathy Balestriere, 68 January 2015 |

Manger of Crane’s Beach House. The décor of each villa was the genius of design firm Carrie Leigh Designs. They are responsible for the slate satin headboards, three dimensional glass plate artwork, wood plank porcelain flooring, deco quartz countertops and other uncluttered elements of elegance. Their memory foam mattresses, made by Essentia, are organic in nature and comfortable in nurture. The memory Foam is made of hevea milk from rubber tree sap and is devoid of toxins found in many mattresses. Each room has a private balcony (for 2nd floor units) or garden with modern wicker furniture and state-of-the-art steel appliances. Even the glassware is

handmade in a colorful mosaic pattern. “Each villa guest will receive fresh fruit upon arrival as well as yoga mats; beach chairs, his and her bicycles and other amenities. The villas also have full kitchens, Keurig coffee machines, 60” smart TV’s with Internet hookup, and complementary Netflix subscription. The villas are amazing,” said Crane’s Beach House Sales, Marketing and Guest Service Manager Ashley Mileschkowsky. The architect for the Crane’s Beach House villas was Francisco Pérez-Azúa of Perez Design LLC and the construction by Bill Branning of BSA Corporation. “I am particularly pleased that both the architectural firm and the construction company behind the Crane’s Beach House renovation are based right here in Delray Beach,” said Balestriere. Crane’s Beach House also designed a first floor villa fully equipped in accordance with ADA specifications. This room has a wider doorway for wheelchairs, a roll in shower and drop counters for easy access.

All villas have exclusive private garden areas that include a reflexology stone path, fire pit and fountains. The landscaping (that includes real bamboo accents) was created by local landscaper, 360 Degree Landscape and Design. The Villas are colorful, subtle and modern without pretense. That is why each room has a color theme that runs throughout with coordinating antique glass drop lamps, bi-color walls and Rustic Rooster custom stained and designed wood tables. The artwork in each room also reflects an eclectic passion and outer -worldly color scheme. The art was purchased at local galleries such as Blue Gallery, Addison Gallery, Ford Fine Art, AR Gallery and Steven Greenwald Designs. The eclectic artwork on the walls of each villa was created by artists Josef Kote, Michelle Williams, Brigitte Balbinot, Lenner Gogli, Avi Ben Simhon and Gabriel Chocron. Add that to the private outdoor gardens (with ambient lighting) and you have heaven just a phone call away. Crane’s Beach House also renovated and updated three of their standard suites as well. These rooms also reflect a modern organic flair for luxury with natural elements that make them cozy and comfortable. The boutique hotel has a total of 24 guest suites and four villas all nestled within the intimate (and secluded) confines of Delray Beach. Their two poolside Tiki Bars are stocked with tropical drinks, signature sangria, wines and domestic and imported beer. They also have live music during happy hour on Thursdays, Friday’s and Saturday’s from 5pm to 9pm. Guests also get complimentary continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, cable TV and DVD players, waffle weave cotton robes, coffee, tea and bottled water. There’s also a serene tropical outdoor area with hammock and private gardens with oversized Amish Each villa has a private patio or balcony overlooking the gardens and pools.

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inspired chairs. Crane’s inclusive tropical environment is perfect for weddings, business events or special occasions. It’s also family friendly. Children of all ages can roam freely around the grounds of the hotel while observing native birds, lizards, parrots and assorted plants and trees. Special food can be delivered to your room and games are available to entertain your children. If you want to experience the wonders of Delray Beach outside the hotel their excellent staff will arrange for you (and your guests) to have a beach picnic, visit a museum, a nature center, miniature golf or other activities. If you choose Crane’s to host a business weekend they can arrange for outdoor dining, awards ceremo-

nies, team building activities and morale building events. Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas is the best kept secret in town, but it still has a rarified following. “USA Weekend” named it one of four unique getaway spots for a romantic weekend. They also earned the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award, the Expedia Insiders’ Select list of The World’s Best Hotels and the White Glove Award from Superior Small Lodging Association. If you’re looking for a tranquil environment just a few feet from the lure of big city life - fine restaurants, great music, boutiques, coffee houses and upbeat nightspots - then Crane’s Beach House is your oasis. It’s the safe port in the storm of everyday life that will uplift and rejuvenate you. They’re waiting for your call. CRANE’S BEACH HOUSE BOUTIQUE HOTEL AND LUXURY VILLAS 82 GLEASON STREET DELRAY BEACH Phone: 561.278.1700 Toll Free: 866.372.7263 | January 2015 69

special feature ║ delray beach marketing cooperative

New Board to Expand Delray Beach Marketing Cooperatives’ Economic Development Role By Stephen Chrisanthus


They are five individuals, each with different areas of expertise but together the board members of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC) bring a shared vision to the organization that is charged with helping to bring visitors, new residents and new businesses to the area.

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Representing the three major funding organizations – the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the City of Delray Beach and the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce – board members are charged with guiding the DBMC and setting a vision for the future. Now, in 2015, with a mix of new members and those with several years of experience, the board will be helping the DBMC continue to do what it does best – destination marketing for the greater Delray Beach area – while at the same time expanding its role as an economic development engine. “The DBMC has always played a large role in the economic development of Delray Beach,” says Board Chair and Community Redevelopment Agency Board member Cathy Balestriere. “This year we’ll be taking a stronger focus on economic development as it related to attracting more businesses.” Uniquely positioned to market all of Delray Beach, the DBMC is also refreshing its focus on collaboration with other organizations in the community – including those that foster art and culture as well as groups charged with promoting the traditional downtown and the area east of Interstate-95. “The DBMC is a great example of how collaboration between organizations works well,” said board member Scott Porten, immediate past chair of the Greater Delray Beach Cham70 January 2015 |

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ber of Commerce. “One of the priorities I see is continuing to build collaboration with all entities in town charged with economic growth.” Other board members agree. “The DBMC can be a connecting device to bring all the related agencies and community efforts together,” says Assistant City Manager Francine Ramaglia. Like other board members, Ramaglia believes the DBMC – under the leadership of Executive Director Stephanie Immelman – has done an outstanding job of marketing Delray Beach through both the events it produces and its efforts to promote the area as a travel destination. “The DBMC celebrates all that Delray Beach has to offer,” she said. “It has the ability to leverage all of the different brands that Delray has, from the ‘Village by the Sea’ to the ‘Most Fun Small Town in America.’” Board Member Annette Gray sees the DBMC as helping to brand Delray Beach as a cultural destination by leveraging the relationships it’s built through destination marketing to promote the arts. “A lot of the cultural jewels we have don’t have the resources to do national marketing but the DBMC does,” says Gray, also a member of the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. Those same resources, Gray says, have been effective in helping the DBMC promote

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Delray Beach as a great place to visit, live and do business. “We’ve always done economic development,” she said. Still, Gray believes increasing the visibility of Delray Beach as a place to do business will help those who move to the area because of all it has to offer see it as a great place to bring their businesses as well. “If we plant the seed instead of waiting for them to have that ‘ah ha’ moment, then we’ll see the result faster,” she said. New board member Vin Nolan, a former economic development director for the city who now has his own consulting firm, agrees that the DBMC has the opportunity to leverage its destination marketing efforts to strengthen the business community. “Delray Beach has one of the most unique offerings in Palm Beach County and we have our own marketing agency to promote it,” he said. “The broader message that can be conveyed is that people should not only visit and move here but that they should also bring their company here.” While they bring different perspectives to the table, all board members believe the new year will be an exciting one for the DBMC. “I believe 2015 will be a transformative year for the DBMC,” said Ramaglia. “We’ll not only answer the question of what our destination is but we’ll also determine our destiny.” | January 2015 71

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Connecting the dots... She knows where she comes from and she knows where she’s headed. Where others may come upon the proverbial “fork in the road” and hesitate over which road to take, Jessica Rosato would simply find a way to connect the two and forge ahead.

This self-proclaimed “Concierge Realtor” has made a name for herself by doing just that, building a vast network of qualified professionals and acting as the bridge to connect each individual client to the knowledge and resources necessary for a successful real estate transaction. Her network consists of the best in the business, all of whom possess the knowledge and authenticity that Rosato herself brings to every closing table. By being attentive to the unique needs of each individual client and coordinating those needs effectively, Rosato has risen to the top of the entrepreneurial ladder. However, being an entrepreneur is noth72 January 2015 |

ing new for this savvy young woman. In 2001, Rosato relocated to Delray Beach from New York City to help open a Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop. “I immediately fell in love with Delray Beach and immersed myself in the community and its culture.” Her commitment to community outreach was the catalyst for her latest entrepreneurial role as Luxury Residential Specialist for Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty. Within her role at Sotheby’s Realty, Rosato has employed her tireless work ethic, honesty, integrity, artistic expertise and extensive working knowledge of the real estate market in Palm Beach County to un-

cover new and innovative ways to navigate the home buying and selling process. Having graduated from Dartmouth College and Pratt Institute, Rosato is able to connect her passion for the arts with her business acumen. She uses her art background to help steer clients through any hiccup they may encounter. From properly staging a home to increasing marketability by developing innovative campaigns to attract the right buyer, Rosato comes up with creative solutions to ensure her client’s needs are being met. Finding a balance seems effortless for Rosato, mother to three year old daughter, Jade. She is a member and Ambassador of

the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce where she is very actively involved. She is upcoming President-Elect for the Women’s Council of Realtors where she was honored with this year’s “Rising Star” award. She is also a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and associated with many local charities. “Community outreach is an integral part of my life. Sharing my love for Delray and my understanding of its inner workings with prospective clients is a major component of my business.” But you need not rely on her word alone, just listen to what others have to say. . . “Jessica is absolutely what an agent should be. She has proven to be professional, efficient, fun, readily available, and has the willingness to go above and beyond what most would consider to be the norm”. . . “I have bought and sold numerous homes and Jessica has far exceeded my best experience. She listens and she cares”. . .”Jessica provided me with extensive information, and most importantly, kept in touch after the closing.” Rosato loves what she does, and clearly it shows. This sentiment is evidenced in her latest endeavor, the launch of her very own Delray Beach App. And if that’s not enough to show her level of commitment, what she has in store for 2015 certainly will. Here’s just a hint of what the coming year will bring; the launch of a brand new website and video series, the creation of her own networking group and getting her Broker’s License. “Buying or selling a home is an important milestone. I am here to make sure that the process is seamless and stress free and that each client reaches their goals.” With that as her guiding principal, it’s easy for the rest of us to make our own connection... Jessica Rosato is synonymous with excellence. Be inspired. Jessica M. Rosato 561-777-3463




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special feature ║ The Zoo Health Club

The Zoo Health Club Offers 24 Hour Fitness By nicol jenkins Photos by melissa korman


Whether you are looking to tone up, build lean muscle or shed some unwanted body fat, fitness experts at ‘The Zoo Health Club’ can help you reach your ultimate goal.

See lasting results and look and feel your best in ‘No Time’ with the assistance of fitness professionals at the 24 hour fitness club, located in Boynton Beach and serving Delray Beach. With an over 10,000 square feet facility, the full service club offers wall to wall fitness equipment, personal training and classes customized to fit your fitness needs, from aerobics classes and cardio equipment to stairmasters, ellipticals, treadmills, weight machines and so much more. Under the new ownership of Andre and Sheilla Lloyd, The Zoo Health Club has been taken to the next level offering more personalized attention to their members and the best in fitness equipment, education and classes geared to achieve greater results. The Zoo fitness franchise business model works by keeping the size of the club in the small to medium range and keeping quality high. Their top of the line Techno Gym and Free Motion equipment combined with affordable monthly dues is a business model that will give members a competitive edge. Whatever the definition of success is to you, the Zoo fitness franchise business model can accomplish your goals. Free time with your family or the freedom of being in control of your own time. The Zoo business model can give you pride of ownership and the ability to control your own destiny. The 24 Hour concept gives members the flexibility to exercise on their own time frame. You can exercise anytime… And with the 24 hours a day, 7 days a week package, it’s like having your own gym complete with 74 January 2015 |

The Zoo crew getting pumped for the New Year! From left to right, Owners Andre and Sheilla Lloyd, Trainers and staff; Nick Joyce, Jessica Galvin, Jenn Penfield, Stephen Alexander Jr., Dee Mesika, Jean Alexis

a front door card reader and many more amenities. They also offer a friendly and clean environment, high-end and easy to use equipment, babysitting services, towel service, and multiple classes to choose from, including spinning, body pump classes, yoga, Pilates, and Silver Sneakers. The Zoo Health Club owners and longtime fitness experts Andre and Sheilla Lloyd are focused on helping members of all ages and all fitness levels achieve their goals. “As a home base facility, we encourage and prepare our members for boot camps,

obstacle races and other high intensity outdoor activities. We also focus on core strength, plyometric and functional training to complement many other personalized classes,” said Andre. The Zoo Health Club is unlike other big gyms that don’t have the time to guide their members or private studios that don’t have the space to offer many classes. The Zoo is just the right size of a fitness center for members of all skill sets. “The main part of our club is that we can satisfy anybody no matter what their goals

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are, from weight loss to muscle gain, at any aspect or age of their life. We can help them achieve any goals they are trying to accomplish,” said Andre. The owners both have over 20 years of experience in the field. Sheilla has been in personal training for over 12 years and has much expertise in her trade and helping others reach their fullest fitness potential. While, Andre has been a personal trainer for 18 years and in fitness for 20 years. He has trained in large facilities and private studios and has a good background in all fitness environments. Before owning The Zoo Health Club, Andre was also in charge of the personal training for over 3 years at the Club. “This helps me in preparing our facility to meet the needs of young adults to seniors and everyone in between,” said Andre, adding, “Before owning the Club, I was running the personal training there and know all the staff and members. My initial goal when I moved to Delray Beach was to open a health club and it was exactly what I was able to do. When the opportunity to purchase the facility arrived, it was everything I had been working for.” The Zoo Health Club can be described as a community of healthy minded individuals. “The Zoo Health Club is not a hard core club for big heavy weight body builders. We provide an environment where everyone can feel comfortable,” said Andre. “We have a very good front desk staff and 10 well qualified personal trainers. It is more of a community style club where

everybody knows each other, and you are greeted with a smile when you come in the door.” From losing weight, to eating and being healthier, or rehabilitating sports injuries and getting athletes ready for obstacle races, The Zoo has many success stories to tell. “We love to help people both with their health and fitness and just in life. We are very close with our members and call them friends. We enjoy talking to our members and counseling them with their fitness questions,” said Andre. “We are fortunate to help a lot of people in different aspects in life and in terms of health and fitness goals.” And their gym members agree and praise the staff for their amazing results and for helping them build their confidence in fitness and in all aspects of their life from business to relationships. “First class treatment by a first class staff! I am down 16 pounds and feel great and it is all because of the encouragement and support of the folks involved. You can’t find a better place to get fit and better still, fit in, than this fitness center,” stated one happy member. Stop by The Zoo Health Club today and start a new healthy lifestyle! The Zoo Health Club 538 E. Woolbright Road Boynton Beach, Florida 33435 (in the Sunshine Square Plaza, next to Publix) (561) 736 2081

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Yes- dead skin cells. AHA Peels such as the Hollywood Peel ( which is a no-down time Peel) removes dead surface skin cells which makes skin look vibrant. Men and women need to do facial peels to help build collagen and reduce damage dull skin. This powerful Hollywood Peel helps reduce fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, pores, dull skin, age spots, Blemishes, Discolored skin, revealing fresher younger more vibrant skin. Remember also don’t neglect your neck and hands. These areas also give away your age. With each Hollywood Peel you get the 76 January 2015 |

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special feature ║ MY SALON Suite

Some of the suite owners stand on the balcony of the new designed “My Salon Suites”

Luxurious, Private, and Exclusive Atmosphere

MY SALON Suite By Nicol jenkins Photos by Melissa Korman


Health and Beauty professionals own their own business and provide personalized attention to clients at ‘MY SALON Suite’

The Paradise Salon and Spa has been purchased and completely renovated with State of the Art equipment, high tech security, a beautiful new lobby, and a newly constructed storefront. From the moment you walk in the door into the lobby you are exposed to a sense of arrival that exudes the level of quality that is evident in every private suite. “Our new front window suites will give us a much needed identity that has been lacking in the past. Anyone driving or walking by will now know who and what we are,” says Al Martell, new owner of MY SALON Suite. It has been renamed appropriately, “MY SALON Suite” which is the fastest growing innovative concepts in the salon industry, pro78 January 2015 |

viding salon professionals the ability to own their own business, be their own boss and make more money. MY SALON Suite takes the hassle, drama and challenges that traditional salon owners face and provides them with a professional, individual, upscale, private, and hassle-free environment that is designed to help increase their clientele and profits. In addition, there are a variety of proprietary marketing concepts that are available to all tenants to further enhance their business. Getting married? Attending a formal event? Date night? MY SALON Suite tenants have everything you need to get ready to look your best. Clients, from locals to celebrities and snowbirds, love the upscale and private set-

ting offered at MY SALON Suite. Several clients have expressed they love the “exclusivity” they feel from the entrance security system where clients can buzz their experts to let them know they have arrived, the private suites decorated with chandeliers, comfortable seating and being offered a glass of their favorite beverage while they are getting their service. Once clients experience the feel of the private suites, they don’t go back to noisy public salons. They like the privacy and the intimacy of the suites. They don’t want to hear other people’s conversations or listen to music they don’t like. They want to be pampered and feel like they are the only one important during their service. With the private suites, that is

exactly how they feel. Clients want a relaxing atmosphere, not people talking over hair dryers or other customers. Tenants and Clients appreciate the fact they can get the services that expect with the drama left behind. The salon professionals at MY SALON Suite are experts at customer service and understand the importance of customer satisfaction. With the diverse services offered at MY SALON Suite, there are plenty of services to enjoy all in one stop! People come and get their nails and hair done, have a facial and can get a massage. They make a day out of it and then go out on the Ave and have cocktails. Located is in the heart of Delray Beach’s beauty district in Pineapple Grove, 36 customized private suites offer a variety of specialties from massage therapy, to aestheticians and hair stylists and barber, as well as colon hydrotherapy, acupuncture, nail technician, color specialist, jeweler, permanent makeup, hair extensions and more. “We are looking for and have the best of the best in what we offer to the clients of MY SALON Suite. Our tenants are well known for their expertise and offer high quality services, in a luxurious setting. The diversity of services our tenants provide sets us apart from other salon suite establishments,” says Martell. Owners Al and Cathy Martell bought the former Paradise Salon with the vision of owning the premier salon suite business in Palm Beach County. “We wanted to bring a revitalization to what is already an up and coming



concept in the salon industry,” said Martell. “MY SALON Suite creates a niche market for different specialties. What we are creating here is a group of individuals that are at the top of their game. We are proud of the tenant base we have: they are professional, experts in their specialty and add the class and style we desire to achieve our goal.” “There are many salon suite concepts, but our mission is to be recognized as the premier salon suite business in the industry. Each of the suites are outfitted with top of the line equipment, including leather styling and shampoo chairs, full length mirrors, tilting sinks, ample storage, granite counters, as well as other great amenities in the Spa. We even feature a Swiss shower with steam for those that want to further pamper themselves.” As each technician adds their own personal style to their private suite, the ambiance is electric and the individuality of each tenant shines through their personalization of their suite. “The concept is so successful because salon employees want to get out of the drama of a big salon and become their own boss, play their own music and sell their own products. It’s pride of ownership, without the overhead costs,” says Martell. Gregory Lutz, a Master Barber and owner of Hot Shave Bar, educates his clients on classic shave cuts, offers hot towels and essential oils. He likes the exclusive and intimate experience of MY SALON Suite. “It is a business within a business. MY SALON Suite gives entrepre-

neurs the opportunity to build something that they may not have the capital for. They don’t have to worry about the equipment or building expenses and can focus more on their clients and products,” said Lutz. Maria Oliveira, owner of L’Esthetique and an expert at facials and waxing, stated, “What I love is that you don’t have to open a business and pay all those hefty costs but you still own your own business here. My clients like the fact that it’s a quiet area and they still have the spa concept. It’s a one-stop shop for all your beauty needs.” Whether you are looking for a new stylist, the newest cosmetic enhancement, or are a salon professional, you need to visit MY SALON Suite. MY SALON Suite location is in the heart of Pineapple Grove, in downtown Delray Beach. They are next door to the Hyatt Place and have 31 private parking spaces adjacent to their location exclusively for MY SALON Suite clients! Tenants and clients love the location, which is just a block and a half north of the bustling Atlantic Ave. MY SALON Suite 140 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 For more information or to own your own salon suite, call Al at 561-325-8395. MY SALON Suite on Facebook by searching MY SALON Suite Delray Beach.

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special feature ║ Allyson Sullivan

Allyson Sullivan Delivers Red Carpet Experience to Clients By nicol jenkins


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Allyson Sullivan knows Delray Beach. Whether you’re looking for a beachside estate home, selling your breathtaking property or searching for a posh rental, Allyson Sullivan is the one to call.

As an expert Agent at Lang Realty in Delray Beach, Allyson Sullivan has over 15 years of experience. Along with the drive and expertise to sell your home or find the property of your dreams, she will not quit working for you until you get the results you need. In fact, friends and co-workers describe her as a hard worker and always available to answer their real estate related questions. Allyson, who focuses on east Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, ensures a red carpet experience to each and every client. Since joining the prestigious Lang Realty, she is now able to provide enhanced marketing and advertising for her client’s properties. Lang Realty has earned a reputation for its world class service,

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high level marketing programs and expanded technology. Since her arrival at Lang, she has increased her business significantly. “I always had a fair share of business in town, but with Lang Realty’s exceptional local marketing, my business has drastically increased,” said Allyson. “My primary focus has been downtown Delray Beach, newer construction, townhomes and condos. I have also expanded and solidified a spot in the “higher end” marketplace. Allyson, who was born and raised in Boston, moved to South Florida to attend Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and has lived locally ever since. “I got into real estate and I didn’t realize my

career choice would affect people in so many ways,” said Allyson. “The one thing that I attribute my success to is a wealth of local contacts and connections, and when faced with a challenge I always rise to the occasion.” … And now is the time to buy or rent in the quaint yet bustling City of Delray Beach. “There are so many people that dream of having a piece of Delray Beach. I think Delray is so unique in the sense that there are not many towns where the weather is beautiful 95 percent of the time, and you can walk to everything: the beach, shopping, the gym, work or even to get a cup of coffee. It’s also exciting to see new businesses coming to the area. I’ve enjoyed watching Delray Beach become so popular and well known,” said Allyson. “I feel fortunate enough to help people purchase a second home or to relocate in the City.” What makes Allyson a one-of-a-kind realtor is her full concierge service offered to each of her clients. She has local contacts from everything from babysitting and plumbing needs to where to dine and where to shop. “I become friends with my clients, and am a local resource long after the closing,” said Allyson. What also makes Allyson unique compared to other area realtors is Lang Realty’s resources, coupled with her marketing efforts. She regularly appears in local newsletters and is consistently advertising her properties to a wide audience through social media, open house tours, video tours of homes and much more. “As a realtor, I chose to work at Lang Realty because the company is such a fabulous,

luxury brand with a small boutique feel while being a dominant presence in the market,” said the local realtor. Just like the esteemed reputation of the real estate company, Allyson is also well known for working hard for her clients best interest. With a contagious energetic personality, she starts each day at 5:30 a.m. with a morning run, preparing for the 2015 Boston Marathon. “Anybody who knows me knows that I am one of the hardest workers. I love South Florida’s architecture and it’s exciting to sell something you find beautiful and attractive. It’s also rewarding to be able to help a family sell a house or buy a new home,” she said. Past customers and colleagues consistently praise Allyson for her assistance. “I was always confident that Allyson wanted to help in any way possible. She was enthusiastic about us and we were not just another sale for her,” stated one client. “I met Allyson Sullivan in Spring of 2008 at her office in Delray Beach when my husband and I were looking for a home in the area. She was very accommodating right from the start and gave us many options. We

Allyson and a first time home buyer discuss backyard features like pool and summer kitchens while previewing homes

decided on a wonderful home in the Lake Ida part of town and could not have been happier. Due to a work transfer we moved abroad in early 2009. Our fondness for Delray Beach and our appreciation of Allyson’s work brought us back to Delray. We worked with her to secure another Delray Beach home, and we could not be happier. Allyson has always impressed us with a great work ethic and immense knowledge of the Palm

Beach County market.” Call Allyson Sullivan today for all your real estate needs!

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Healing The Gentle Way



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Dr. Elan Schrier doesn’t believe in drastic measures when it comes to helping patients feel better. The reason is simply that he has found the perfect chiropractic solution to problems that plague many of us.

Called NUCCA, it requires no twisting, popping or cracking, but offers relief from ailments that range from migraine headaches to depression and carpal tunnel syndrome. “With the NUCCA technique everything is done in neutral on your side and a gentle pressure is applied to the spine. This takes pressure off the spine and the nervous system and helps correct and balance the body,” said Dr. Schrier, who overcame migraine headaches years ago from chiropractic care. According to Dr. Schrier some people have tried medical doctors and other types of chiropractic care but found little success. Cynthia Melendez is one of them. “I had carpal tunnel symptoms and migraines for decades. I had numbness, sharp pain, back aches and tingling on my hands and legs. I tried everything - from over the counter medicine, prescription drugs and multiple therapy sessions but after two months of treatment with Dr.Elan I no longer experience that. After two treatments my migraines went away. I can now do my daily activities and sleep eight hours straight.” Dr. Schrier does an in-depth analysis using digital x-rays, a thermal infrared nerve scan, posture analysis and leg length check. The information is then used to find out the misalignment of the body down to less than 0.1 degrees. “The more specific the adjustment is to the body the better the results will be and the 84 January 2015 |

Dr. Elan in the digital x-ray room

Patient receiving gentle NUCCA adjustment

longer it will last,” he said. “Three highly specific x-rays are taken to determine how the spine is misaligned. The pictures give a three dimensional view of the spinal misalignment. After the adjustment, two post x-rays are taken to verify that the misalignment was reduced and went in the right direction.” The good news is that Dr. Schrier is the only NUCCA chiropractor in the Delray area. The other good news is that this type of care requires less frequent visits. “People think that chiropractic care has to go on forever. NUCCA lasts longer so you don’t have to come as often and the body ends up healing on its own.” One patient of Dr. Schrier’s was extremely depressed and went to him for help. After five to ten sessions the person was off their medication and feeling much better. Audrey Bond Silverman knows how liberating it can be to get relief from a chronic condition. She went to Dr. Schrier for back and neck pain and has been thrilled with the results. “Thirteen years ago I was in two car accidents that left me with three herniated discs, back and neck pain. I tried other chiropractic care, but I always felt worse after the cracking, twisting and popping. Dr. Schrier uses a gentle technique that works! He (and office manager Pam) are wonderful and work around my work schedule. After a few months I hardly had any back pain and no neck pain. I have also noticed decreased symptoms from lifelong asthma and allergies.”

Patients in our Relaxation Room after adjustment

It is results like that of Bond Silverman that keep Dr. Schrier so optimistic about this unique chiropractic specialty. He has state-of-the-art equipment and diagnostic tools so patients get the best possible results. The Infrared thermal nerve scan looks for inflammation in the body and is done before and after each treatment to show improvement to the body. He also has a Posture Analyzer for new patients. “If your posture is incorrect it will put stress on the joints, nerves and spine. The posture analyzer is a good indicator of a patients overall health. Our belief is that every person should live a healthy pain free life, that’s why we take time to listen to each of our patients. We only recommend treatment that is necessary and we work with other healthcare professionals to support our patient’s health and well being.” Dr. Schrier also helps people with low back pain, carpal tunnel, digestive disorders, sleep disorders, inner ear disorders (for adults and children), TMJ and fibromyalgia. According to Dr. Schrier this process helps the brain communicate more effectively with the body. “Research has shown there is a correlation between the immune system, respiration and the spine/nervous system. A small misalignment in the spine can be the cause of poor health.” Because the goal at Schrier Family Chiropractic is to put patients at ease there is a notable Zen atmosphere inside their Pineapple Grove office. The consultation room is very comfortable (and will put

you at ease) and the Relaxation Room will help you unwind, detox and make peace with yourself and the world around you. In this very serene space is a leather zero gravity chair and restorative dim lighting. “Our Relaxation Room allows the body time to lock the adjustment into place so that it lasts longer.” If you have pain - or any type of chronic condition – go to Schrier Family Chiropractic for a complimentary consultation. Dr. Schrier is a dedicated, kind professional whose only goal is to help people live their best life. And that means doing it without pain. Schrier Family Chiropractic 315 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 561.445.2648

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special feature ║ delray art league

1965 was a pivotal year in America. By linda brown


The Mustang took the world by storm and The Beatles were riding the wave of Beatlemania.

In Delray Beach, it was also the year that a group of artists formed the Delray Art League, a non-profit that celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2015. At about 200 members strong, the Delray Art League (DAL) has become a cultural institution in Delray Beach, a city that has always embraced the arts and culture. On weekends during the winter months, DAL members can be found exhibiting and selling their art work near Veterans Park or the Delray Center for the Performing Arts. They have become a vital part of the local landscape and patrons enjoy looking at and purchasing the art. “It’s frankly my favorite part of Delray,” says Esther Mayper of nearby Highland Beach. “I love walking downtown and visiting the artists. I especially love the local art that they create, sea scapes or paintings of historic buildings or downtown scenes. This is what makes Delray so unique.” While the art varies from watercolors and oils to photography and other disciplines, the quality has always been high and many of the artists find inspiration in Delray Beach capturing scenes of nature and street life. DAL has also always had a charitable aspect, with members raising funds for scholarships so that new generations of artists can have a chance to learn about their craft. The Delray Art League is gearing up for its golden anniversary with a series of events to mark its history and to point a way to the future. One of the major focuses of the 50th anniversary year is Delray’s first ever Plein Art Festival, set for February 27. The 50th anniversary will be a four-day event, says DAL President Kathi Stamm, and will include a three day outdoor festival, the 86 January 2015 |

Plein Art Competition and a banquet in the Old School Square Gymnasium with some keynote speakers discussing the importance of the arts and the role the Art League has played through the years. But while the past is something to celebrate, DAL is extremely excited about the future, especially the roll- out of its new Plein Air Art Show and Competition. For those who don’t know Plein Air is a French expression which means “in the open air” and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors, which is also called “peinture sur le motif” (“painting on the ground”) in French. The Plein Air Art movement has taken the art world by storm and the Delray Art League will introduce the trend to Delray with its new competition. Manny Jomok, a DAL member, says artists from all over will descend on Delray to paint what they see, namely, a gorgeous town. “Delray is a perfect spot for Plein Air,” says Jomok, a talented artist who splits his time between Delray and Maine. “We are a wonderful city to paint and Plein Air gives artists an opportunity to capture Delray. This is something that if we get behind can really be of tremendous value to Delray. We are a per-

fect community for Plein Air to thrive.” The festival also should be exciting for art fans and visitors who get to see the artistic experience up close and personal by watching artists paint outside. Prizes will be offered and the competition is being marketed in arts publications nationwide. Over time, Jomok thinks Plein Air Art can become a major driver of culture and tourism in Delray attracting artists and fans from near and far. The Delray Center for the Performing Arts is partnering with the Delray Art League on the event and the milestone anniversary. Delray Beach can trace a lot of its success to the cultivation of arts and culture. The Delray Art League has been a major partner and participant in growing Delray’s brand as an artist’s haven for the past 50 years. Aside from frequent outdoor exhibitions, the organization supports youth artists, creates a market for local artists to sell their creations and hosts other exhibits, occasionally turning City Hall into a wonderful art gallery. DAL’s leaders are bullish on the future, with a new wave of artists breathing new life into the organization and plans for more exhibitions, competitions and special events. | January 2015 87

special feature ║ 2015

2015: year ahead By linda brown


It’s a new year and America’s Most Fun Small Town won’t rest. In this edition of Atlantic Ave Magazine, we take a look at the issues likely to make headlines in 2015.

Growth and Development Delray is hot. Red hot. And developers are anxious to build projects in the city’s downtown core to take advantage of demand and Delray’s strong brand as a solid market. The city is wrestling with new land development regulations that seek to shape growth. Highlights include new rules regarding density, incentives for office






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space and restrictions on height. Currently, the city’s height limit is 60 feet, but that will be lowered to 54 feet and four stories under the new rules. Proponents argue that Delray is a four story town. Opponents worry that the new rules, which also require open space, will hinder smart growth and that Delray has become an onerous place to invest with a difficult approval process. Regardless of which side of the growth divide you’re on, the issue is sure to remain a hot one in the New Year.

New City Manager The New Year will bring a new City Manager to Delray Beach. Don Cooper, long time manager of Port St. Lucie, will take the helm in the New Year. Cooper has a strong background in finance and economic development. He was chosen from among nearly 100 applicants, including interim City Manager Terry Stewart, who was praised for his service but did not land the position.

Veteran department head Lula Butler is retiring in January, leaving a key vacancy in a portfolio that has included education, race relations, building, code enforcement, neighborhood associations and strategic planning. Diane Colonna, the longtime CRA director, also leaves in January, leaving a vacancy in that key city agency. Cooper is an experienced manager and will be tasked with hitting the ground running. Tourism & Fun Delray Beach has earned a reputation for its restaurants, recreational opportunities, art, culture and festivals. There’s a desire—from local entrepreneurs—to build on that reputation by adding business to the mix. The challenge: many entrepreneurs want to locate downtown but there is a dearth of available office space in the central core. Look for efforts to incentivize office development in 2015.

Education Education has been a major focus of city leaders since the 80s. In 2015, look for the city and the Chamber of Commerce to collaborate on plans to promote reading at the elementary school level, summer learning and career readiness. In addition, there is a strong desire to help improve Carver Middle School and create programs that would encourage students to consider coming back to Delray after college or trade school to grow the local economy. A new collaboration with Florida Atlantic University is in the works. While the partnership is in the early stages, possibilities include scholarships and exposing middle schoolers to the collegiate experience. City officials are excited to be working with new area Superintendent Ian Salzman, a former Carver principal and district rising star who has a major passion for Delray schools.





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Steve Solomon is back January 3rd and 4th with a hilarious show featuring the very best comedy bits from his earlier three shows—plus loads of new comedy pieces. His shows have been seen by more than three quarters of a million people throughout the United States and Internationally. Prepare to spend a hysterical evening of side-splitting laughs with one of America’s best story tellers and Dialecticians! Saturday, 8 pm; Sunday, 2 pm

Catch A Rising Star Comedy presents MIKE MARINO and ELAYNE BOOSLER.

COMEDY CLUB at the Vintage gym welcomes Mike Marino on January 8th at 8 p.m. Known to his fans as “New Jersey’s Bad Boy,” Mike is one of the most unique comics of our time. He has performed in every major comedy club from New York to Los Angeles including the MGM Grand, Catch a Rising Star, The Comic Strip, Stand Up NY, The Improv, Rascals and The Icehouse. MAIN STAGE COMEDY at the Crest Theatre welcomes Elayne Boosler on January 28th at 8 p.m. For 35 years, comedian, writer and animal activist Elayne Boosler has traveled the world with her thoughtful and feisty political humor -- and her love of baseball and animals -- all sharing a big part of her act.

VOCAL TRASH and BACK ON BROADWAY Bring Music, Dance and More to the Crest.

Come feel the beat with Vocal Trash on January 14th at 8 p.m. This music, dance and comedy theater production delivers a unique blend of Oldies and Rock with contemporary beats and Hip Hop grooves. Fun for all ages, it’s GLEE meets STOMP! The national tour of Back on Broadway rolls in January 16-18 with a song and dance revue 90 January 2015 |

Back on Broadway

of Broadway’s biggest hits such as Avenue Q, Evita, Mary Poppins and many more!

The Word is Out! Delray Fashion Week Comes to the Cornell Museum of Art!

RECYCLED RUNWAY, a Delray Beach Fashion Week event on January 18th at 4 p.m., makes its debut at the Museum with a Vintage Trunk Show and Tea Dance. Presented by NAKed Hair Salon & More and 4th Avenue Photography & Video. Word has it that folks are loving the current exhibit, Language Art,which continues through March 8th. Text and imagery collide in art that explores emotional, social and other themes. See unique works by national artists, Trey Speegle, Mary Coyle, Michael Dinges, Reed Dixon, William Halliday, Robert Indiana, Kathy Halper, Meryl Pataky, Johnny Romeo, Matthew Rose and Annie Vought.

Free Friday Concerts Wrap Up this Month!

The Free Friday Concerts continue every Friday, 7:30 p.m., through January 30th. Rain or shine; Free admission. Bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage. Food trucks and cash bar are available. Presented by Delray Motors/ Lincoln of Delray/Delray Subaru/Delray Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. Sponsored by PNC Bank.

CONCERT LINE-UP FOR JANUARY: January 2 POCKET CHANGE (Funk/Blues) January 9 BAD INC/4NR2 (Bad Company/ Foreigner Tribute) January 16 BUSHWOOD (Reggae Rock) January 23 GALO’S TRIBUTE TO SANTANA January 30 B STREET BAND (Bruce Springsteen Tribute)

The School of Creative Arts Invites You to Tap Your Creative Side!

The School offers a variety of art, photography and writing classes and workshops as well as fun classes for kids! Whether you’re a beginner or more advanced, there are classes to meet your needs and skill level. Why wait? The New Year is the perfect time to try your hand at an art project, put that new camera to use, start that story or memoir, or give your kids a creative outlet! Several new classes have been added and Visiting/Resident Artist Workshops start this month. 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 561243-7922 or visit

“Wishes Are Powerful Things.” Name: Tyler Gutzmer Passion: Encouraging Others Orange Factor: Believes In Paying It Forward Claim to Fame: Heat Broadcaster At Raptors Game Your ticket dollars can do magic. At least they can when they’re used to purchase tickets to Orange Bowl events and activities. Yes, you get outstanding sports entertainment value, but you also get the satisfaction of knowing your ticket dollars are directly funding important community programs like Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. It makes life a little better for people like Tyler and his family. If that isn’t magic, what is?

Make It Orange.

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City People


STEVEN MICHAEL Great Mind - Great Guy By Diane Feen


Photo by melissa korman

Steven Michaels is a man of many talents. His financial history reads like a page out of the film “Wall Street,” yet this down to earth Chicago native seems relatively unscathed by his tremendous success.

His background and bio read like the financial statement for a stock portfolio. He began trading at the Chicago Board of Trade in the fixed income markets specializing in yield curve trading and analysis in 1985. He also developed computerized risk management models for equities and options traders. Michael received degrees in public accounting and computer science and began his career programming software for arbitrage traders. Never one to sit on the sidelines (when there is action) Michael decided to lease a seat on the trading floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. “I loved the markets; it was challenging and exciting trading in the Treasury Bond pit with 750 traders.” By the ripe old age of 22 Michael had purchased a seat on the exchange and was one of the youngest members of the Chicago Board of Trade and the Mid-American Exchange. A few years later he became a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. “This was a great time for me. I learned about trading discipline, management and when to take losses.” He must not have taken too many losses because he parlayed his knowledge into something even bigger. That something turned out to be a yield curve proprietary arbitrage and execution company called S&G. While there he led the bond basis trading and risk management team. At the same time he worked with his brothers Mark and Jay buying and developing real estate in Chicago. After Michael sold S&G he went to work for a London Investment Bank, Gerrard National, Inc. running their foreign exchange trading department. “I loved London it was a fantastic place to live. I traveled all over the world and met the most

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interesting people (royalty included).” While at GNI, Michael helped make it one of the most profitable foreign exchange trading desks in the UK. But all good things sometimes come to an end. However in Michael’s case it led to something bigger and better. He started his own Hedge Fund (called The Macro Fund) with the head macro analyst from Soros Quantum Fund. Although his heady career – and swift market models – might make a lesser gentleman weary, Michael continued to be active in Florida (and Chicago) real estate. He bought rental property in Delray Beach and two shopping centers, one in Miramar and another in Hollywood. But it just wasn’t real estate that intrigued him. “I had never heard of Delray Beach before buying the Lavers Rental property on Linton Blvd. I fell in love with it here and relocated my Hedge Fund to Boca Raton and my life to Delray. I really enjoy the downtown, the arts, the live music and the lifestyle.” He also found something else in Florida – a former New York friend from the financial world Andrew Greenbaum. The two of them teamed up together to form Hudson Holding LLC and began purchasing property. They bought The Gulfstream Hotel in Lake Worth, Linton Towers Office Suites and recently acquired The Sundy House (and surrounding property). Although they acquire historic and distinctive buildings their goal is to glorify them with a more modern purpose. “We are remodeling The Gulfstream Hotel with plans to build convention space with retail and office space, and a rooftop restaurant and nightclub in Lake Worth,” said Michael, whose desk is a treadmill with four large video monitors atop the handles.

The South Swinton Ave property is part of what Michael calls the next generation of retail. “I look at Delray Beach as being on the verge of a great retail renaissance. The majority of this renaissance will develop west of Swinton along Atlantic. We will have premiere boutiques, restaurants, entertainment and a hotel.”

With all this talk of grandeur there is always a bit of skepticism from Delray locals. But they needn’t worry, Michael wants to flow with the tide and swim alongside citizens to make sure the property honors the history and lifestyle of Delray. “We are working with the city and residents to make sure our projects enhance Delray,

and the lives of its residents.” Real Estate Developer Bill Morris knows that Michael is true to his word. “Steven is one of my favorite people in the development industry. He is personable, good at bringing people together and has the best interest of Delray Beach at heart. He has tons of ideas - is a great thinker, developer and cares about Delray. We are lucky to have him.” Hudson Holdings has bought, built or converted over 4000 residential units and millions of square feet of commercial space. Though Michael’s head is a veritable financial landfill of facts and data he has been known to be a visionary. At Hudson Holding he focuses on construction, property management and property operations. Michael’s formative years helped prepare him for this leap. “My father, who was my mentor, was always starting new businesses. When he was in real estate I watched him deal with tenants and negotiate leases. He taught me to rely on myself and always to be honest yet firm.” Michael must have been paying attention. “Steven has the vision of an artist and a talent for re-developing an area. He paints a picture of how all the synergistic elements come together and creates buildings and landscapes that retain the character and culture of the community,” said Albert Boyd of Hudson Holdings. At the age of 50, Michael shows no signs of slowing down. He and partner Greenbaum are aggressively seeking out new real estate properties (all over the country) and are notorious for working 24/7 365 days of the year. When not pouring over renderings - or making real estate deals - the gregarious and charming six-foot blue eyed brainiac spends time with his six-year-old twins or watches boxing on TV. Though he boxed (and played football and baseball) in high school it’s now a spectator sport for him. One can clearly see that life for Michael is anything but a spectator sport. He is on the board of the Arts Garage, a Mount Sinai Founder and has the financial acumen of a think tank. Michael is both humble and engaging and has a zest for life that glides in tandem with his business brilliance. Bill Morris is right, Delray is lucky to have him. | January 2015



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The Flavor of Delray Comes Alive at the Atlantic Grille Savor deliciously inventive cuisine that takes the contemporary to the extraordinary. Enjoy signature seafood, steaks, pasta and salads, all prepared with finesse and flair.

Live Entertainment Tuesday: 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Doo-wop, Joey Dale and The Gigolos Wednesday: 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Orson Whitfield Thursday: 8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Blues Night, Atlantic Blues Band Friday: 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Orson Whitfield Saturday: 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Orson Whitfield and Emelee Sunday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Acoustic Guitarist


Ocean-themed specialty cocktails • Moon jellyfish aquarium and shark tank • Sensational seasonal menu Gift cards are available at

Open Daily (Lunch & Dinner) • Happy Hour Daily 4 – 7 p.m. Delray’s Best Brunch Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

For information or reservations, visit or call 561-404-1602 At The Seagate Hotel: 1000 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach | January 2015 103

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dining ║ restaurant review


Saganaki Kefalotiri Imported milky goat cheese thats set on fire at the table with Brandy

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If the name Taverna Opa sounds familiar there’s a good reason. Owner Peter Tsialamanis has been in the restaurant business for over four decades and has racked up the accolades for his Greek restaurants in Hollywood, Miami, Orlando and Boca Raton.

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Lamp Chops Marinated with thyme rosemary and garlic served with a side of lemon potatoes and seasonal vegetables

His theory that “Life is a Celebration” is the motivating force behind his newest restaurant on Atlantic Avenue. Their authentic Greek cuisine and zest for expression has made this restaurant a favorite for locals and out-of-towners. The food is decidedly Greek in nature but homemade in nurture. You notice that immediately when you are served their complimentary homemade hummus with freshly baked pita bread. The reason for the wonderful flavor and texture of their food is because of their unique preparation and special oven. The other thing that distinguishes this restaurant from others is that the food is exceedingly fresh. You won’t find Bronzino (sea bass) any fresher unless you took a fish hook and trolled the waterway. The Bronzino is prepared with a subtle yet divine marinade

Grilled chicken wrapped in shredded phyllo topped with roasted pepper garlic sauce served with rice and kale salad

of lemon, garlic butter, fresh lemon, orange juice and olive oil. Served whole (with greens and rice) it is mild, moist and delicious. Rarely do you get such fresh fish prepared to perfection like this. As part of their small dish menu we highly recommend the char grilled Octopus served on a bed of cabbage with olive oil, red wine vinegar and oregano. Another amazing dish, and one you should absolutely try, is their Opa Shrimp. These large shrimp are serenaded in a roasted tomato sauce with garlic, fresh basil, olive oil, white wine and goat cheese. This dish is not spicy (to our liking) and has an excellent flavor that doesn’t overpower the shrimp but enhances it. If you ask Carolyn Fitze what she loved most about dining at Taverna Opa she will rave on about their pan seared Scallops in a vegetable broth. This dish has a splash of white wine and is served with spinach, feta cheese and orzo. In what seemed like minutes her dish was devoured with gusto – but Fitze was smitten with her prey. “I love this restaurant. The food was so good and everything had a wonderful flavor and freshness that I usually don’t see in many restaurants.” Fitze is right. Taverna Opa takes pride in their food that is purchased from all corners of the world. A popular dish is their lamb, which is brought in from Australia. The signature lamb chops are cooked in a wood fire grill and marinated in thyme, rosemary, olive oil and garlic. The lamb chops (and roasted lamb dish) are served with fresh lemon potatoes and vegetables that taste like they were picked from the farm. Not one to indulge in vegetables at restaurants (because they are often soggy or frozen) these were in a category of their own. Huge chunks of fresh zucchini, squash, eggplant, tomato, bell peppers and string beans in fresh olive oil gave them the right consistency and a wonderful flavor. The lamb

Octopus Char grilled served on a bed of cabbage with olive oil red wine vinegar and oregano then lightly topped with lemon juice

dishes are marinated the day before, which explains the wonderful natural flavor. There are many other Greek delicacies at Taverna Opa such as Saganaki, which is cheese served flaming at your table in brandy. It’s part light show and part dairy fest. There is also a family style menu for parties of four or more. You can choose from different selections that include salad, cold Pikilia, Saganaki and a meat platter or a larger meal that includes a meat platter, seafood platter and appetizers and salads. One of their newest dishes is Fish Plaki, which is Tilapia cooked in a baking dish with tomato, onion, peppers, white wine, olive oil, garlic and basil. It is food such as this that our grandparents took pride in preparing and we took pleasure in eating. They also have a large selection of Greek wines such as Moschofilero, which we found light and delightful. Rumor has it the grapes are grown on a volcanic rock. As someone who shuns white wine (unless it is French) I found this to be smooth and flavorful without being too sweet or acidic. Taverna Opa is also famous for their Happy Hour every day from 3pm to 7pm in the restaurant (and Friday and Saturday at the bar).

They have half price drinks and a specially priced menu. They also have a “Mykonos Brunch” Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3 pm that includes a Greek Omelet, Sfougato Omelet, Eggs Benedict, Steak and Eggs, Belgium waffles and more. There’s also a full bar. If you ask Peter what makes his restaurants so special he’ll tell you: “When you come here you experience a different approach that energizes and gives diners a new dimension of entertainment. Dinner norms are broken and spirits are lifted. The marriage of tradition with modern is what Taverna Opa touts as the most rapidly expanding concept.” To make this Greek experience a reality there is live music and a belly dancer. The food is excellent, the festive spirit is intact and there’s an outdoor seating area with the greatest people watching show on earth. It’s so much fun at Taverna Opa you might just think you are in Greece. Taverna Opa Delray Beach 270 East Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33483 call: 561.303.3602 Private parties and special events can be arranged in advance.

Traditional Greek Salad - Tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, peppers, kalamata olives, feta cheese, and our signature opa dressinG | January 2015 107


dining ║ recipe

Owner/Chef ROCKy

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4 breast of chicken sliced sausage roasted potatoes roasted red pepper capers

rocky’s restaurant 20 se 5th avenue delray beach 561-276-9703


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In a big frying pan sear thinly sliced chicken and put on side. In pan fry sliced sausage. when crispy add chopped onions, garlic, cherry peppers, roasted peppers, roasted potatoes, squeeze whole lemon, add chicken, 1 cup of white wine, salt and pepper to your taste, 1 tablespoon of butter, stir until thick and serve.

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

delray BEACH American Atlantic Grille 1000 E Atlantic Ave, DB (In the Seagate Hotel) 561-665-4900 Bagels With 1732 S Federal Hwy, DB 561-279-4799 Bistro 241 241 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-330-4080 Boston’s on the Beach 40 S Ocean Blvd, DB 561-278-3364 Breathe 401 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-330-4526 Brule Bistro 200 NE 2nd Ave #109, DB 561-274-2046 Bru’s Room 35 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-276-3663 BurgerFi 6 S Ocean Blvd, DB 561-278-9590 Burt & Max’s Bar & grill Delray Marketplace Atlantic & Lyons 561-638-6380 Cut 432 432 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-9898 Dada 52 N Swinton Ave, DB 561-330-3232 De La Tierra - Sundy House 106 S Swinton Ave, DB 561-272-5678 Deck 84 840 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-665-8484 Doc’s All American 10 N Swinton Ave, DB 561-278-3627 Donnie’s Place 60 NW 5th Ave, DB 561-243-9996 Ellie’s 50’s Diner 2410 N Federal Hwy DB, 561-276-1570

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Fifth Avenue Grill 821 S Federal Hwy, DB 561-265-0122 Grand Tavern 710 Linton Blvd, DB 561-279-2779 Grangers Bar & Grill 215 NE 6th Ave, DB 561-276-7881 Green Owl Restaurant 330 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-7766 HiWay Burger 12 SE 5th Ave, DB 561-243-6430 Hudson At Waterway East 900 E. Atlantic Ave St. 22 DB, 561-303-1343 Jimmy’s Bistro 9 S Swinton Avenue, DB 561-865-5774 Johnnie Brown’s 301 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-243-9911 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 Off the Ave 19 SE 5th Ave, DB 561-450-6768 Outback 1300 Linton Blvd, DB 561-272-7201 Park Tavern 32 SE 2nd St, DB 561-265-5093 Prime 29 SE 2nd Ave DB 561-865-5845 Salt7 32 SE 2nd St, DB 561-274-7258 Seacrest Grille (Marriott Hotel) 10 N Ocean Blvd, DB 561-274-3200

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

Asian/Sushi/Chinese Buddha Sky Bar 217 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-450-7557 China Gardens 14402 S. Military trail DB, 561-498-5226 House of Siam 25 NE 2nd Ave #116, DB 561-330-9191 Lemongrass Bistro 420 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-5050 Ming’s Garden Chinese 271 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-276-3333 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Olio Bistro 42 SE 2nd Ave, DB 561-278-6633 Sefa Mediterranean Grill 165 NE 2nd Ave 561-330-0004 Taverna Opa Restaurant Greek Cuisine 270 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-303-3602 The Greek Bistro 1832 S Federal Hwy DB, 561-266-8976 Thirty Two East 32 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-276-7868 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 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 Café Soft Serve Yogurt 418 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-894-8230 Puro’s Cigar 777 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-6118 112 January 2015 |

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

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 Cafe Gelato Panini & Wine Bar 506 E At Ave DB, 561-255-2475 Café Loredana 85 SE 6th Ave, DB 561-272-8887 Caffe Luna Rosa 34 S Ocean Blvd, DB 561-274-9404 Carrabba’s Italian Grill 335 E Linton Blvd, DB 561-266-9393

Casa Di Pepe 189 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-279-7371 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 Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza 307 E. Atlantic Ave. D.B. 561-274-1969 Mamma’s Pizza Co 401 Atlantic Ave, DB 561-266-2811 Mellow Mushroom 25 SE 6th Ave, DB 561-330-3040 Pizza Rustica 1155 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-279-8766 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 Sazio 131 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-5540 Scuola Vecchia 522 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-865-5923 Solita Delray 25 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-899-0888 Terra Fiamma Restorante.Pizza.Bar 9169 W. Atlantic Ave. Delray Marketplace 561-495-5570 Tramonti Italian Ristorante 119 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-1944 Vic & Angelo’s 290 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-9570 Latin/Caribbean Bamboo Fire Café 149 NW 4th Ave, DB 561-749-0973

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

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

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

Cornell Café Morikami Museum 4000 Morikami Park Rd, DB

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

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

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

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

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

Domino’s Pizza 142 SE 6th Ave, DB 561-272-5551

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Papa’s Tapas 259 NE 2nd Ave Delray Beach, FL 33444 Phone: ( 561) 266-0599 Mexican Cabo Flats Cantina & Tequila Bar Delray Marketplace Atlantic Ave & Lyons Rd. DB 561-499-0378 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

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

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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

Famous Market Deli 6570 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-495-8590 Jersey Mikes Subs 455C NE 5th Ave, DB 561-276-8949 Nemo’s Fish & Chicken 943 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-865-5094 Off the Ave 19 SE 5th Ave, DB 561-450-6768 Old School Bakery & Café 814 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-243-8059 Paradise Café 140 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-330-3434

Boca raton American Abe&Louis Glades Plaza 2300 W. Glades Road, Boca 561-447-0024 The Addison 2 E. Camino Real, Boca 561-395-9335 Boca Wings & Ribs 2257 North Fed. Highway Boca 561 391-9110 Boca Muse 7136 Beracasa Way, Boca 561-367-1133

Brewzzi Glades Plaza 2222 Glades Rd. Boca 561-392-BREW (2739) Cottonwood Café 90 Royal Palm Place, Boca 561-353-2233 Chops Lobster Bar 101 Plaza Real. Boca 561-395-2675 The Grille on Congress 5101 Congress Av. Boca 561-912-9800 Grand Lux Café Town Ctr Mall, 6000 Glades Road, Boca 561-392-2141

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

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

Blu Bambu Modern Vietnamese Cuisine 45b Royal Palm 561-393-0096

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

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

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

Cay Da Vietnamese 7400 N. Fed. Highway., Boca, 561-998-0278

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

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

Daimatsu Sushi 41 Royal Palm Place, Boca -561-361-7557

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

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

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

Sushi Zen 22191 Powerline Rd., Boca 561-392-8778

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

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

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

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

Morton’s The Steakhouse Shops at Boca-5050 Town Ctr Circle Boca 561-392-7724

Ichiban Sumerset Shoppes-8841 Glades Road Boca 561-451-2429

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

Kyoto 11395 “D” W. Palmetto Park Rd., Boca, 561-482-7720

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

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

Sushi Masa 7140 Beracasa Way, 561-395-8862

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

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

Masamune Japanese Restaurant 3011 Yamato Rd. Boca 561-241-8400

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

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

Café Joley 38 Royal Palm Pl, Boca. French/Mediterranean 561-361-4224

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sweet Tomatoes 7110 Beracasa Way, 561-750-3303 Yogurt Rendezvous* *(ORB Kosher) 7150 Beracasa Way, 561-392-8384 Asian/Sushi/Chinese Bangkok in Boca Royal Palm Place-500 Via De Almas, Boca 561-394-6912

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

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

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 Le Rivage 450 N.E.20th St. Boca-561-620-0033 115| |January January2015 2015 115

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

Masso 9060 Kimberly Blvd. #42 Boca, 561-451-2021

Modca 887 E. Palmetto Park Rd. Boca 561-210-7221

Tiramisu 170 W. Camino Real. Boca, 561-338-9692

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

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

Casa D’Angelo 171 E Palmetto Park Rd. Boca. 561-338-1703

Paradiso 183 W.Camino Real Boca561-361-3034

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

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

La Rosa Nautica 515 NE 20th St. Boca, 561-296-1413 561-361-7205

Milos Taverna 1600 N Fed. Hwy, Boca. 561-750-6720 Avra Taverna 3001 E. Comm. Blvd. & Bayview Dr., Ft. Lauderdale 954-616-1514 Taverna Kalamata 39 SE 1st Avnue Boca, 33432 561-393-7171 Taverna Kyma 6298 N. Fed. Hywy. Boca 33487 561-994-2828 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 Josephine’s 5751 N.Fed. Highway. Boca. 561-988-0668 La Luna Italian Bistro The Polo Shoppes-5030 Champion Blvd. Boca 561-997-1165

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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 Villa Venezi 4251 #6 N. Fed. Highway Dinner only 516-392-5396 Latin/Caribbean Caribbean Grill 1332 NW Boca Raton Blvd Boca 561-362-0161 Cuban Café 3350 N.W.Boca Blvd. Boca 561-750-8860

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

Mexican Baja Café Uno 201 N.W.1rst Av. Boca 561-394-5449

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

Blue Coyote Wharfside Plaza-6861 S.W. 18th St. Boca 561-362-9022

Mario’s of Boca 1901 N. Military Trail Boca 561-392-5595

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

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 Ben’s Deli Kosher The Reserve-9942 Clint Moore Rd. Boca 561-470-9963 Deli on Rye 4311 N. Federlal Hwy., Boca 561-347-1400 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. Boca-561-392-5237 WEST PALM TEQUILA COWBOY City Place 550 S. Rosemary Ave. WPB 561-249-2749 Other Meals On The Move, Inc. 561-488-9665 www. | January 2015 117

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here seems to be a lot of pets with behavioral problems that need a little help. Some of the problems are very obvious and others we don’t notice or acknowledge. Excessive barking, stool eating, aggression, shyness, destructiveness and many other challenges are faced by pet parents every day. That’s the bad news. However, there is a very positive outlook in that almost all of these behavioral problems are rooted organically. In most cases it can be traced to a physiological challenge, be it nutritional, chemical or other causes. Everything that goes into our pets’ body has a profound effect on their behavior. In a natural environment where animals are eating species appropriate diets and are free from most man-made pollutants, most animals within any group will all show very similar behaviors. Yes you will get gender variations and those of dominance within the group, but a wolf will still behave like a wolf. In our domesticated pets, they are exposed to all kinds of unnatural influences that can have profound influences on their behavior. At home, they are exposed to the chemical pollutants in the form of our cleaners, lawn products, drugs and medications

along with the unnatural foods that pet owners provide. All of these factors alter their biochemistry and physiology. To illustrate how this happens, let’s look at a life cycle of a dog or a cat in the family. When you acquire your pet, we rush out to get food for them but do we really know about nutrition? We listen to advertising, talk to friends and even our veterinarian and their staff but are they educated in food or nutrition? If it’s not what they would eat in nature, the body starts to change. Dry foods filled with carbohydrates are turned into sugars, a real cause of hyperactivity, inflammation, diabetes, and other challenges that affect behavior. Now you go for your “wellness check up” and your veterinarian gives your pet vaccines and drugs for everything from heartworms to rabies. All have known risk factors which include mineral imbalances, allergies, hormonal disruption and even death. Along with that, spaying and neutering is added into the mix. How far are we from that natural wolf or jungle cat? A diet of dry food does not provide the metabolic energy our pet needs to thrive. It lacks components such as essential fatty acids to keep the skin and joints healthy. When

your joints ache, you cannot function in a normal way. The same is true of our pets. They become lethargic, sore, grumpy and inflamed which can turn into anxiety, aggression or disobedience. Then add the medications with all their known side effects and we end up with a plethora of small and major issues. As you now start to imagine, every little bit of unnatural drugs, foods and chemicals consumed over the lifetime of your pet has a profound and cumulative impact on every aspect of their behavior. Every imbalance we create adds to the growing list of behavioral problems. It is therefore imperative that we take the time to remember the true origin of our pets and to provide them with the most natural and proper species appropriate diet. Along with this, we must shield them from harmful toxins and provide them with stimulating activities that will emulate a true animal lifestyle. 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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Romeo ~ Romeo is a sweet, happy little Cairn Terrier mix who’s just 2 yrs old and 17 lbs, neutered and ready for the love he deserves just in time for the New Year. If you think he’s cute in this pic, wait till you meet him in person!

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misc ║ s-i-n-g-l-e By Nicole Flier

A Single Girl’s Guide to South Florida and Beyond... “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” It’s a new year. Out with the old and in with the new, right? Then how come I hear so many of my friends continually admit to recycling old love interests? R-E-A-L-I-T-Y, more often than not, comes as a swift kick in the tush. Obviously there was something off, or something that couldn’t be fixed. If it was all bliss, you would still be dating this person or even hitched by now. There must have been issues that drove you to break it off or break up. Why would you ever consider going back for more if it wasn’t right the first time? That’s rule number one…NEVER, I mean NEVER, go back to the scene of the crime. Take Karrie, for example. She dated “said guy” on and off for several years. He wasn’t able to commit, so the relationship terminated, basically her doing. Although they still kept in touch, the “better as friends” suddenly became “friends with benefits.” As an outsider with a better handle on clarity, I can pretty much assure Karrie that her “FWB” is never going to commit to her. Being his booty call, bringing him dessert at midnight because he asked and yes (both you and the actual kind you eat), is never going to get you forever and the white picket fence. If you ask me, this guy is a total genius. High Fiver, my friend! He gets major return on little to no investment. These types of situations only leave someone (usually the woman) wishing and hoping, then shattered into a million pieces when the flame finally burns to total blackness. Suddenly you come to the harsh reality that you are basically being used for physical need rather than emotional want. The truth hurts and kind of sucks! Then there’s Leslie, who laughs as she 120 January 2015 |

shares with me that her latest companion of sorts is also “recycled.” Her justification is that this time around, he is really being an unbelievably “nice guy” and his presence in her world, is just an act of passing the time. Kudos to Leslie for truly just living in the moment, accepting that the reasons they didn’t work out the first time might be the catalyst for another relationship fatality but nonetheless, she continues to have fun in the interim. “No one is getting hurt,” she says. Just remember; It’s all fun and games, till someone loses an eye! Most of us make New Year’s resolutions. Few of us keep to them. I try to live a “green” life, constituting eco-friendly values each and every day, in an effort to save our depleting planet. Honestly, yet proudly, I don’t practice the same ethics when it comes to my dating life. Many times in a moment of weakness, I have thought about past relationships (those

that ended on fairly amicable terms), and contemplated testing the waters to see if there might have been a spark to reignite. Then I take a breath and come to my senses. I got out of each and every one of these relationships because for some reason or another, they weren’t the right one for me. No matter how you flip it, dress it up or label it, things begin and end for a reason. If the situation was really right, we would still be together. Recycling in this case = bad, very bad. No need to reuse or reclaim. I am, however, clearly “reducing” the potential for love life drama. Points for me! It’s no secret that people find comfort in familiarity. Recycling past loves lost is the easy way of avoiding loneliness. It’s just an environmentally friendly way of band aiding a bigger problem- that being just plain laziness. It’s January, the start of a fresh new, year full of new beginnings and hopeful happy endings. What better time is it, to really put oneself out there? Think of all the wonderful possibilities in front of you and all the potentially fabulous, brand new people you can meet this year. Stick to separating paper and plastic in those colorful city provided trash bins for recycling. Time is something we can’t recycle. Get out there and make it happen. This is your year…. I can feel it! 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!”



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ARTS ║ THE Pineapple People

Pineapple Grove has come into its own as a destination within Delray Beach. But it didn’t happen overnight. Many people from all walks of life have worked hard to make Pineapple Grove what it is today, a laid back arts district where you tend to find locals shopping and dining. They all have one thing in common….they are all characters. Over the next 12 months we’ll meet some of the Pioneers, the Godfathers and the Sons of Anarchy who made it happen. By Stephen Chrisanthus

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The Life Changers If you are looking to enhance your life for the better this New Year, the Grove has everything you need to get you in shape from the inside out. At Kristin Bauer’s Nourishe Organic Spa there are a variety of innovative treatments to have your skin glowing and your soul feeling great. Take control of your life by learning to control your movements at Lents Pilates where coowner and trainer Matthew Smith takes a personal interest in toning your mind and body. Enjoy energetic and challenging rides that can sculpt your body into a lean machine at Jon Larkin’s Purcycle Indoor Cycling Studio. Whether you’re looking for inner strength or outer beauty, Pineapple Grove is a good place to start the year off.

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Kristin Bauer Owner of Nourishe “Nourishe loves its home in Pineapple Grove. The neighborhood, the people, and businesses are willing to spend time healing their bodies in unique and progressive ways.”

Matthew Smith Co-owner Lents Pilates “We are fortunate for the relationships we have developed with our clientele and other local establishments. The economic growth and the welcome of other entrepreneurs to the area have made the grove a great place to build a business.” | January 2015 123

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A New Year can be a fresh start. We have five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes in 2015, that’s 525,600 minutes to savor, appreciate, squander or waste. It’s up to us.

In the year just concluded, I found myself fixated on the word gratitude. As I turned 50 and looked both back and ahead, I found myself feeling overwhelmed with gratitude for the gifts in my life. Family, friends, health and love topped the list. But just behind those important aspects of life is country and community. For me, anyway. I am an avid consumer of the news and lately the news has been grim. Islamic State, Ebola, starvation in Syria, war, violence, crushing poverty and denials of basic freedoms seem to dominate the news cycle these days. And while America is not perfect and we have serious and pressing issues at home, we still live in an exceptional place. And that brings me to Delray Beach. The magazine you hold in your hands is a monthly Valentine to this dynamic and exciting place that we proudly call our home. Each month, thanks to you and our loyal advertisers, we get to spotlight exceptional people, businesses, ideas, events and culture. We have it all, right here. And for that I am…you guessed it…grateful. Delray Beach is a success story. That does not mean it’s perfect or that we don’t suffer from problems, because we do. Drugs, crime, violence, poverty, racism, hatred, discrimination and every other form of dysfunction can be found here. We are not a perfect place. But unlike other communities we have found a way over the years to acknowledge

our problems and work collaboratively to solve them or at least make a serious dent in making things better. We still have a long way to go and truthfully we will never be completely done, but… We have so much to celebrate and so much more to do. As we begin a New Year, I think it’s important to be grateful for what we have and to think about what still could be. Collectively, the visionaries in this town created an enormous amount of value; there’s the obvious --as we marvel at record prices for properties-- and there’s the intangible quality of life that has been created when you can attend a free concert at the Pavilion or catch a Grammy winner at the Arts Garage. Or maybe, you prefer a quite walk along Lake Ida or the beach. But there’s more to do as well—if you

don’t think we have hunger, visit The Caring Kitchen, if you don’t think we have pain, spend some time at the Drug Abuse Foundation. We have thousands of children who would like to return home to Delray and an obligation to provide them with opportunities to do so. That means jobs, affordable housing as well as cultural and recreational offerings that appeal to ages other than our own. We have 525,600 minutes in 2015 and the next one—year or minute- is never guaranteed. Let’s make this one count. And be grateful when we do.



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