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6 From the Editor 84 City People - Ian Mellul 118 Fini ►

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42 Pain Relief - Treatment Options for Pre and Post-surgical Patients 44 Dermatology - Facial Rejuvenation for the Savvy 46 Anti-Aging - Is Your Sunscreen Making You Fat? 48 Your Dental Health - Do You Have The Beginning Stages Of Periodontal Disease? 50 Body Beautiful - Top 5 Exercise Tips for a Summer Safe n’ Swaggin 52 Hair - Keeping Up with the Curls!!! ►

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60 Summer Rocks In Delray Beach 64 Mark Gerretson Memorial Fishing Tournament 72 Have You Seen The Brand New Education Website ommunity 74 Tomorrow’s Promise C School in Delray Beach 78 DBMC 80 Price Flooring 82 Art Cinema Returns to the Crest Theatre,

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A Destination Unlike Any Other Fine Cigars And Great Company Adventures In Paradise Luxury Listings in Palm Beach and Exuma, Bahamas Healing With A Gentle Touch The Day Spa From Heaven A Water Lover’s Dream And Much More… Luxury Delray Living At Its Finest fashion

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t’s July. Happy birthday America and best wishes from the staff of Atlantic Ave Magazine to you our readers and advertisers. Summer is a magical time in Delray; a chance to experience the most fun small town in the USA without the crowds and traffic of the busy winter months. We give some reasons why summer rocks and also introduce you to a very special young man, Ian Mellul in this month’s City People feature. Ian is a product of Delray Beach who has gone off to George Washington University where he has excelled. I first met Ian many years ago, when he was a little guy and we’ve been friends ever since. He’s one of those people who the instant you meet him you say to yourself: “now this guy is really going to do some amazing things in his life.” Luckily, for Delray, Ian is one of many special young people growing up in Delray. You’ll meet a few others in the coming months. I have had the privilege of helping to mentor Ian and it has been a joy. I highly recommend you consider getting involved with our city’s youth. So many kids need our help and you get back so much. Also in this issue: our usual vast array of things to do, places to go, things to eat, ways to exercise and stay healthy and a whole host of pictures and features that celebrate Delray Beach. But first a quick story: I recently ventured south on business to the big city of Miami. While waiting in an office tower reception room, I glanced down to see what I could read. Lo and behold there was Atlantic Ave Magazine. When I asked my business associate about his choice of waiting room literature, he remarked: “the only place as cool as Delray is Miami. We want to keep an eye on the competition.” Well…I’m not sure we are competing with Miami, but we sure are a cool place. Even in summer. Speaking of which, stay cool as you enjoy Delray’s hot summer. Have a great Independence Day and we will see you on the avenue. Jeff Perlman, Editor


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Grand Openings Photos by Harvey Lustig

Dermatology of the Palm Beaches, Dr. Robert Sarro, MD. 3100 S Federal Highway, Bay 8, Delray Beach 561-278-1362 Foothaven Reflexology Bar, 62 SE 6th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 561-330-4084

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Caffé Luna Rosa Donates $1,000 to Steve Weagle’s Ride for the Red Cross

Caffé Luna Rosa, Delray Beach’s favorite beachfront restaurant, donated $1,000 to Steve Weagle’s Ride for the Red Cross last Friday. The popular weatherman from WPTV stopped by over the lunch hour, accepted the check live during the News Channel 5 noon broadcast, before peddling to his final fundraising stop in Boca Raton. Caffé Luna Rosa partners Bonnie Beer and John Gergen presented the check on behalf of the restaurant’s owners and staff. They were joined at the event by Jennifer Durrant and Laura Golden from the American Red Cross. Funds raised by Steve Weagle’s annual “Ride” to benefit the American Red Cross will be used to help educate local residents on preparing for hurricane season.

New “Art Work & Photography” Exhibit Coming to the Delray Beach Public Library

The Delray Beach Public Library is proud to present a new exhibit entitled: “Art Work by Rick Ricketts & Photography by Judith Acker” which will be on display at the Delray Beach Library’s 2nd floor Gallery from June 14, 2014 – August 9, 2014. Mr. Ricketts and Ms. Acker have graciously agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds of any sales back to the Library. continued page 10


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Shula Burger Celebrates First Anniversary

Artist Rick Ricketts “Burnt Sienna”

Rick Ricketts came to South Florida at the age of ten and has been creating beautiful landscapes, paintings depicting the ocean and his natural surroundings in acrylic and oil paintings ever since. He is also an actor, entertainer and Elvis impersonator. Judith Acker is a talented photographer with a broad background in the study of art and photography. While in New York, Ms. Acker worked with the celebrated Magnum Photographers. She received an Associates’ degree in Photography from the Fashion Institute of Technology, a B.A. in Art & Education from Molloy College and an M.S. degree in Reading from Adelphi University.

Delray Beach Chamber Of Commerce Business Expo 2014 Held at the Delray Beach Marriott on May 27, 2014

Atlantic Ave Magazine congratulates Shula Burger on one year of great success. We wish Owner Carrie LaNoce many more years of selling the best burgers. Shula Burger, named after Miami Dolphin’s Football Team’s Great Coach Don Shula is located in the Delray Marketplace at Atlantic Avenue and Lyons Road. 561404-1347. www.shulaburger. com.

Cigar Ink Donates $10,000 To Veterans Of Foreign Wars

Cigar Ink., LLC, a unique local cigar company annually participates in and sponsors several charitable causes. Whether out on a golf course or at a black tie affair, cigars have always been an integral part of these events and Cigar Ink’s patented personalized engraved cigars are a perfect compliment. With a recent $10,000 donation to the Veterans of Foreign Wars the company is pleased to announce the launch of Charity Cigar, a project supporting continued page 12

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“Charitable Giving, One Cigar at a Time!” Through the VFW partnership, Cigar Ink will be producing and selling licensed VFW cigars and accessories where the proceeds benefit veterans. Cigar Ink will be travelling to St. Louis this month as a major sponsor of the 115th Annual VFW Convention. In addition to the VFW Cigar line, the company plans to release custom charitable lines for Police, Firemen and other philanthropic causes. Cigar Ink can help your charity enhance its next event so show your support and contact us at www. cigarink.com or www.charitycigar.com.

Dr. Kenneth Woliner Joins “Baywatch” star Gena Lee Nolin at Thyroid Disease Awareness Event

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More than 50 women from across the country seeking information about thyroid disease came to learn from Gena Lee Nolin, and health experts Dr. Theresa Ramsey and Dr. Kenneth Woliner at the inspirational event. Hosted at the luxurious Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, attendees were pampered with healthy cocktails, light appetizers, and enjoyed access to all spa

facility amenities including pools and invigorating exercise classes. Most importantly, these women were there to learn about thyroid disease. In light of the release of her motivating new book, Beautiful Inside and Out – Conquering Thyroid Disease with a Healthy, Happy, “Thyroid Sexy” Life, Nolin kicked off the event with ambition, lighting up the venue as she told her heartfelt story about coming to terms with, and conquering, the adverse effects of thyroid disease. At the event, Dr. Woliner discussed mainstream treatment and his functional medicine approach, which incorporates multiple treatment methods with an openminded style. For more on Dr. Woliner, visit www.HolisticFamilyMed.com, call 561-3140950, or email patients@holisticfamilymed.com. “Like” Holistic Family Medicine on Facebook at http://facebook. com/aboutHolisticFamilyMedicine, or follow us on Pinterest at http://pinterest. com/holisticmed/.

The Crest Theatre & MNM Productions To Hold Free Dance Workshops Before Casting A CHORUS LINE

Evening Workshops Will Be Held July 13-14, 20-21 & 2728 at Delray Beach Center for the Arts The Crest Theatre and MNM Productions today announced that it will host free dance workshops in July for performers interested in being cast in an upcoming procontinued page 14


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duction of the landmark musical A CHORUS LINE, which will kick-off the 25th anniversary season of the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. The show is being directed by Kimberly Dawn (KD) Smith, who not only appeared in A CHORUS LINE on Broadway, she is one of only a handful of choreographers personally entrusted by Director / Choreographer Michael Bennett to carry on his original vision. Ms. Smith will also be conducting the free dance workshops. Evan Farrar is serving as Musical Director for this production, which is scheduled to run for 12 performances (December 5-14).

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“Impressionism Was Universal” Impressionist art, whether French, Russian or American is a style in which the artist captures the image of an object as someone would see it if they just caught a glimpse of it. Their pictures are very bright, colorful and vibrant. July 14-French Impressionism July 21-Russian Impressionism July 28-American Impressionism Registration is taking place online at www.delraylibrary.org, in person or by mail. Classes fill up quickly so don’t delay. For further information call 561-2669490.

Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar Earns Two Major Honors for Pampering People & Pets:

* 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor® * Fido’s Favorite Award from BringFido.com Just in time for the busy summer vacation season, Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar has once again received two major awards for the superior way in which the boutique hotel pampers both human guests and their pets: + The TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award 2014 For the third time, Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel has been named a recipient of this

prestigious recognition that honors hospitality excellence. It is given to establishments that consistently earn outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only about 10% of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this award. But this isn’t the only outstanding honor earned by Crane’s BeachHouse, The hotel has also received: + 2014 Fido’s Favorite Award from BringFido.com Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel has received this award by the pet friendly travel website BringFido.com. Fewer than 5% of all pet friendly accommodations receive this distinction. continued page 16

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Red Brush Painting & Sherwin Williams team up to give back to Veterans and their families.

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Red Brush Painting and Sherwin Williams are launching their initiative to give back to the families of fallen heroes and are pledging to paint the homes of the families of 7 of our fallen soldiers this year. They are continually looking for families of fallen veterans in the areas where they operate Red Brush Painting. They are planning future projects for the following areas: Palm Beach County, FL Broward County, FL Miami, FL Orlando, FL Seattle, WA Tacoma, WA Portland, OR Dallas, TX Middlesex County, MA If anyone knows of someone in these areas, they can contact Gent Kumi at 855.634.1422 (Toll Free) Gent Kumi says “The Red Brush Project came to me one day going through Facebook. John Eynouf, combat veteran in Iraq and Afghanistan, posted a picture of a Green Beret hero. The picture looked like my cousin and I had a strong desire to help these fallen heroes and their families. John helped me to find the first project in Lake Mary, FL. For the second Project, I contacted ex-congressman, Alan West, and he forwarded

my request to Ellen Andel who is the vice Mayor of Jupiter. She found Lureen and gave me her information. Lureen’s house was painted Saturday, May 10th and attached are some pictures of the Project. Kumi would like to thank the following people for this Project: Sherwin Williams Company, who has promised to supply materials for 20 homes this year. Ralph Peterson, the store manager of Sherwin Williams of Port St. Lucie, 772.618.3884 Tiffany Moreno, Sherwin Williams sales rep for South Florida, 561.613.5048 Ellen Andel, Vice Mayor of Jupiter, 561.846.0808 Alan West, Ex-congressman. Neander Oliveira, Red Brush Senior Team Field Leader of Martin County. 772.370.8266. Neander is specifically mentioned here as our Team Leaders will follow up with another project in their own area, probably next year. So, if you know of anyone else in this area that might benefit please contact Neander. Why Painting you might ask? …. When you look better you feel better and the same goes for our homes. After losing your loved one to war it is hard to even imagine all the hardships and uncertainty that you face. By simply coming in and painting a house that is in desperate need for these families we can help to give them back pride in their homes and hopefully the beginning of a fresh start and healing. We need your help to reach out and find the families who are in the most need.


Consequences of Fad Diets “When I heard you had a cancellation, I rearranged my schedule so I could come in today.” Wendy was obviously excited about seeing me. “Thank you for fitting me in.” “I spend over 80 minutes with each new patient, so I have to limit the number of new patients I see each week; otherwise, there wouldn’t be any time to take care of my established patients.” “Dr. Woliner, I understand completely. I just want to get better.” “Tell me more.” “Ever since high school, I’ve been on one diet or another. Up until the last five years or so, I was always able to drop 20-30 pounds no problem [1].” “But?” “But I’d always gain it back, and now, even when I starve myself, I can’t lose an ounce!” “Yo-yo dieting messes up your metabolism. 65% of the weight lost is just water and muscle [2]. Not only do crash dieters lose their hair, get gallstones, and gain their weight back within a year, they increase their cortisol levels so much that makes it hard to ever lose weight again [3].” I continued, “So what diets have you done?” “What haven’t I done, you mean! Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig, of course. Diet clinics prescribed appetite suppressants, laxatives and diuretics [4]. I even did over a dozen of the fad diets that are touted in Women’s World Weekly. Sprinkling Sensa on my food, hCG shots, and diet cookies you buy from the kiosk at the mall. I hate to admit it, but I’m one of the ones that fell for that Kimkins scam.” “Heidi Diaz, a.k.a. Kimberly Drake, had a lot of people fooled with her “after pictures” which were lifted of off ‘Russian Bride’ websites [5]. The trick all these diets use is that starvation itself causes a lack of appetite [6]. ‘SNATT’ is what they call it. Slightly Nauseous All The Time.” “Nausea was only part of my troubles. At 37, my periods stopped early, and my GYN is convinced that all these fad diets had something to do with it. My heart even started skipping a beat – my doc said ‘QT-something …” “Prolonged QT interval. That’s serious; some people have died from that [7]. Ironically, the most dangerous time is when you start eating again after prolonged dieting.” “Dr. Woliner, I’m through with all those pill-mill diet clinics. So many of them wouldn’t let me use my drug plan, instead, they forced me to buy overpriced drugs right from their office. I’m coming here because I know how important it is to see a boardcertified doctor, one that still goes to the hospital in case I need you.” I finished my exam. “In addition to measuring your metabolic rate, I also want to send a note to your primary care physician, to coordinate care.” Wendy’s metabolic rate was “minus 16%”, indicative of a slow metabolism [8]. Blood tests confirmed CENTRAL HYPOTHYROIDISM (suppressed TSH) INSULIN RESISTANCE (elevated HOMA-IR), and ADRENAL FATIGUE (high cortisol) [9]. I then prescribed a comprehensive plan of 18 July 2014 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

Yo-yo dieting messes up your metabolism.

behavior changes, diet modification, exercise, supplements, and even some medications [10]. Three months later, she came back to check her progress. “Dr. Woliner, I’m no longer shedding hair in the shower, but better yet, the scale is starting to move. Just this last month, I lost another six pounds!” REFERENCES: [1] Roberts DC. Quick weight loss: sorting fad from fact. Med J Aust. 2001 Dec 3-17;175(1112):637-40. [2] Yang MU, Van Itallie TB. Composition of weight lost during short-term weight reduction. Metabolic responses of obese subjects to starvation and low-calorie ketogenic and nonketogenic diets. J Clin Invest. 1976 Sep;58(3):722-30. [3] Trozak DJ. Letter: Hair loss after therapy with chorionic gonadotropin. Arch Dermatol. 1976 Jul;112(7):1035. Yo-yo dieting promotes gallstones. Health News. 1999 Apr 15;5(5):5. Ballin JC, White PL. Fallacy and hazard. Human chorionic gonadotropin500-calorie diet and weight reduction. JAMA. 1974 Nov 4;230(5):693-4. [4] Pi-Sunyer FX. Dietary practices in obesity. Bull N Y Acad Med. 1982 Apr;58(3):263-74. [5] Wood D. Kimkins Diet Rolls On Despite Founder’s Excess Poundage. Feb 25, 2008. http:// www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2008/02/kimkins.html [6] Andik I, et al. The effect of starvation on food intake and selection. Acta Physiol Hung. 1951;2(3-4):363-8. [7] Petrov DB. Starvation diets as a cause of acquired long QT syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 2009 Apr 7;150(7):501. [8] Bradfield RB, Jourdan M. Energy expenditure of obese women during weight loss. Am J Clin Nutr. 1972 Oct;25(10):971-5. [9] Grant AM, et al. Thyroidal hormone metabolism in obesity during semi-starvation. Clin Endocrinol(Oxf). 1978 Sep;9(3):227-31. Tomiyama AJ, et al. Low calorie dieting increases cortisol. Psychosom Med. 2010 May;72(4):357-64. [10] Kolasa KM, et al. Weight loss strategies that really work. J Fam Pract. 2010 Jul;59(7):378-85.

Biography: Dr. Kenneth Woliner is a board-certified family physician in private practice in Boca Raton. He can be reached at 9325 Glades Road, #104, Boca Raton, FL, 33434; 561-314-0950; knw6@cornell.edu; www.holisticfamilymed.com


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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 July for $50 or less.

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t’s that time again, everyone, so get out the stars-and-stripes bathing suits because we’re going to the beach and getting hot, hot, hot. Independence Day falls on a Friday this year, so let’s firstly thank the founding fathers for a three-day weekend. If you’re looking for the best beach action, look no further than downtown Delray Beach where you’ll find the hottest July 4 party this side of the Mississippi. Delray Beach’s July 4 Celebration begins on the beach at 8 a.m. with a sand sculpting contest and lasts all day long with the climax at 9 p.m. with the fireworks. So stuff the Winnebago with all your beach necessities and the family units and head to A1A where you’ll enjoy live music throughout the day, family activi-

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ties including a Splash Zone with water slides and water games, a Kid’s Corner with arts and crafts, photo booth, sidewalk chalk and more, a Beer Garden to keep you hydrated all day long, and grilled food galore. Take a stab at the Putt’n Around mini golf course, stuff the stomach as part of the custard eating and burger eating contests, and marvel in the professional and amateur sand sculptures on the beach. Most importantly, make sure you have a front-row spot for the fireworks show, which launches from the north end of the beach. Whatever your July 4 pleasure, Delray has you covered. The July 4 Celebration is held along A1A and Atlantic Avenue. Please visit www.julyfourthdelraybeach.com or call (561) 278-0424.

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o you feel like your weekends are turning into a ho-hum of mediocrity? Well throw on your newest dress because July 19 is National Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day and you’ve got a bus to catch. The Bus Loop is once again making its way through Delray and it’s waiting to give you and your friends a party harty. The Bus Loop runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and is an East-meets-West type of tour, as the busses will shuttle you to and from the Delray Marketplace and downtown Delray. Stops include Cabo Flats, Burt & Max’s, Japango, TAP Global Beer Collections, Shula Burger and more, and there’s even a special party at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. Tickets are $20 in advance (or $35 at the door) and entitle you to a chauffeured drive to cocktail town as you receive one complimentary drink at each location. The best part is that 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the Delray Beach Center for the Arts so you can let your gullet know that it’s all for a good cause. The organizers remind you to not drink and drive, and parties are best served with friends so get together a group and enjoy a fun Saturday on the town. Checkin tables are located at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts and Delray Marketplace and open at 5:30 p.m. Please visit www. busloop.org or call (954) 5746000 for more information.


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’ll admit it. I’m a loner. There, I said it. But, when I do want to hang out with my amigos, I do fancy a good ol’ fashioned outing. July is Social Wellness Month and let’s get socially well at the Extraordinary Art and Sale! Held at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts on July 31, the Art and Sale features exceptional art and an opportunity to be the proud owner of a fine piece of art. You will enjoy informal gallery tours of the current exhibit, “From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Paper as Art,” and you’ll have the opportunity to peruse all the art donning the walls and halls. Don’t miss the unique display of 5”x5” works in a variety of media by local artists, all of which will be on sale for only $25. Beer, wine and light bites are available, so let’s get fancy and turn this into an art bash. The Art and Sale is open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and admission is $5 and includes one drink ticket. The Delray Beach Center for the Arts is located at 51 N. Swinton Ave. Please visit www. delrayarts.org or call (561) 243-7922 for more information.

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t’s true that the seasons we experience in Florida include “hot,” “hotter” and “I’m drowning in my own sweat,” but at least we know how to enjoy it! July is home to the Dog Days of summer, and instead of panting like a dog, let’s find some shade, a cool beverage, and a delicious meal and enjoy the finer things in life. Thankfully the fine folks at 50 Ocean are offering a Summer Tasting Menu for lunch and dinner so you can soak in the air conditioning when the sun is blazing the environment. Enjoy a three-course lunch menu with options such as Caesar salad, chicken BLT and a Key Lime parfait for only $25. Or if you want to have a dinner party after the beach, dig your appetite into lobster bisque, blackened Cobia with a roasted corn puree, blue crab and an apple and fennel slaw, and indulge in a chocolate lava cake for $35. Thank you, 50 Ocean, may I have another? The lunch menu is available Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the dinner menu is available Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. So when you’re sweating like a dog and looking for some shade, head to 50 Ocean and take a load off. 50 Ocean is located at 50 S. Ocean Blvd. Please visit www.50ocean.com or call (561) 278-3364 for more information.

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et’s get outside and enjoy the weather! Especially being that we’re now into bikini season, I could use a little pickup in the caboose department. July is National Recreation and Parks Month and what better way to better your attitude and body than with a Belly Dancing Class outside? (Okay, a scantilyclad David Beckham teaching the class would be a plus, but I digress.) Classes are held every Wednesday in July from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Veteran’s Park and you’re encouraged to participate in this non-impact, weight-bearing exercise that is suitable for all ages. Many of the moves involve isolation, which improves flexibility of the torso, helps burn fat, improves circulation, increases joint flexibility and reduces stress. Belly dance moves are beneficial to the spine, as the full-body ripple moves lengthen and strengthen the entire spinal column and core muscles in a gentle way. You can even go full-force and dance with a veil while you build and strengthen your upper body, arms and shoulders. Who knows, you might even awaken your inner Shakira and gyrate like there’s no tomorrow. Veteran’s Park is located at the Intracoastal and Atlantic Avenue. The class costs $5 for residents and $6 for non-residents so grab some friends and shake what your momma gave ya. Please call (561) 243-7350 for more information.

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Caffé Luna Rosa

JOHN DAVIS, LMHC

By Gabriela Stoica, Server

By John Davis, LMHC

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y career as a professional server began more than 20 years ago, soon after graduating from a business high school near my home in a small Romanian village, not far from Count Dracula’s castle. Over the years, I’ve worked in small hotels, large resorts and chain restaurants in cities such as Dubai and Lake Tahoe but it wasn’t until I came to Florida in 2008 – initially just planning to visit a friend – that I found jobs in small family restaurants such as Caffé Luna Rosa. For me, this is what I really enjoy and I don’t think of it as a job. When I come to work, this is my happiness time. I love the people and I love to make them feel at home. When I’m with the customers, I take pride in being a professional but I also like to make their experience fun. It’s just the way I am. Although I’ve worked at many restaurants around the world, it’s different here at Caffé Luna Rosa. I don’t feel like I’m coming to work, I feel like I’m coming to see my family. I love what I’m doing and I’m so happy being around all the people I’m working with. Caffé Luna Rosa 34 South Ocean Blvd. Delray Beach (561) 274-9404 www.caffelunarosa.com

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feel like a native”, says John Davis, local psychotherapist and life coach. “I’ve lived in the same small Delray house since 1983. I felt then like I’d found a uniquely special neighborhood and I still love it here. It’s green, quiet and peaceful, especially when those gentle southeast breezes bring us the smell of the ocean. It’s a very spiritual place here, and I love it.” John’s home and “sanctuary” is in one of the fastest growing areas of Delray, between North Swinton Avenue and the boundary waters of Lake Ida. Now in private practice, with a focus on marriage and family therapy, John’s emphasis is on holistic health of the individual and their relationships. John’s a graduate of The University of Georgia and West Georgia College. He completed post graduate training at The Samaritan Center of South Florida, a faith based, non-denominational institute focused on family counseling. John is married to Jen Davis, owner of the downtown consignment boutique “Second Time Around”. They have a middle school daughter who attends St Joseph Episcopal School in Boynton. His son is a successful swimming pool contractor in Martin County. “I couldn’t dream up a better place to live than Delray” John says. “The beach is the place that most nourishes my spirit.” John Davis Licensed Mental Health Counselor 561-213-8030 www.johndaviscounseling.com


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HAPPENINGS HA ►

locals only ║ happenings

3rd Friday of every month Alexander A Design hosts Arty Party – 6pm - 9pm. For more details contact www.adelraydesign.com or 561-303-1456 777 E Atlantic Ave Plaza, Ste 5, Delray Beach, Fl 33483

12,17,19,26 Savor the City Culinary Tours “Taste Atlantic Avenue” – 11am-2pm. Enjoy unique bites from both popular and off the beaten path jaunts while strolling through various districts and learning about the history and fun facts along the route. Tour includes 4 restaurants, and 2 specialty shops. $65, reservations required. To make a reservation, call 800-9793370; for Private Groups or gift certs call 954-4103177 or info@SavorTheCity.info.

1-30 Shark Feeding & Shark Months–TuesSat- 10:30am $4 perperson ages 3 and up. 561-274-SAND (7263), sandowayhouse.org 1-30 Alligator Feeding –Wed& Sat 1:00pm. $4 per-person ages 3 and up. 561-274-SAND (7263), sandowayhouse. org 1-31 Pottery Classes – Mon-Fri. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley.Beginning, Intermediate,

Advance instruction.$40 including materials. 561862-9222

1-27 The Life – Cy Coleman’s pulsating musical The Life is bringing some sizzle back to the South Florida theatre scene this summer. Delray Square Performing Arts. 561-450-8384, delraysquarearts.com

2,9,16,23&30 Socrates Café – 11:30am.Weekly discussion group facilitated by Claire Drattell& Don Clare. Delray Beach Public Library. 561-266-0798, delraylibrary.org

2-6,9-13 The Ring Of Fire – From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love, faith, struggle, success, home and family. Wed, Thurs & Fri 7:30pm, Sat & Sun 2:00pm. $30. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

3 Independence Day Picnic – 4:00pm. 505 Teen Center& Hobbit Skate Park. Enjoy music, BBQ, food eating contest, & outdoor games. Tony Chin, 561-243-7158

3 Steel Drum Cruises – 7:00-9:00pm, $25 per person & includes 2-hour sunset cruise & live entertainment. Delray Yacht Cruises. 561-243-0686, delraybeachcruises.com 4 July 4th Fireworks Cruise – 6:30pm.$75 per person. Reservations required. 561-243-0686, delraybeachcruises.com

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4 Delray Beach’s July 4th Celebration – Be HOT at Delray Beach’s coolest event of the year, the July 4th Celebration. Located on A1A and Atlantic this FREE event will feature back to back live entertainment, family splash zone, beer garden and much more! Flag raising at 3:30, activities from 4pm-9pm – Fireworks at 9pm simulcast by WiLD 95.5 from the north side of the beach. 561-2780424, JulyFourthDelrayBeach.com

5 Nate Najar Trio – Jazz- 8pm- An American jazz guitarist, composer and producer delivering melodies from traditional jazz, to blues, gospel, and sizzling Brazilian beats that delight the human spirit.$30. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org 5 Haitian Cultural Music & Food Festival – Presented by Kreole Kamp, Inc., Sat 1:00-11:30 pm, Outdoor Pavilion at Old School Square. $20 advance/$25 at the gate; $15 students with ID, $10

kids under 15. Ongoing music performances, food and activities. 561-6341748

5 Wine Tasting – Help us celebrate America and join us for a tasting featuring all US wines. $10/ pp 6-8pm, gourmet appetizers and dessert included. The Wine Wave. RSVP 561-276-2076, wineontheave@gmail. com 5,12,19,26 Pickleball – 12:00-3pm. Adult play. Delray Beach Community Center. $5. 561-2437250, mydelraybeach.com

8 From a Woman’s Perspective Book Discussion Group – 10:00 am. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath presented by Karen Kurzer. Delray Beach Public Library. 561-266-0798, delraylibrary.org

9,16,23,30 Art Cinema at the Crest – Delray Beach Center for the Arts. Wed, 4:00pm and 7:30pm; tickets $10; members free. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

10-19 USTA BOYS 18’s & 16’s National Claycourt Championships – Presented by The Venetian® Las Vegas-Hosted by City of Delray Beach yellowtennisball.com 11 Sushi & Stroll – 5:30pm - 8:00pm– Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens.Taiko drum performance. Limited tickets $8adults, $6 4-17, under 4 free. morikami.org

12,17,19,&26 Savor the City Culinary Tours – Tour includes 4 restaurants, and 2 specialty shops. $65, reservations required. 954-410-3177, info@SavorTheCity.info

12 The Olive Taste of Delray will host Chef Dustin of Sazio Italian on the Ave – 1:00 PM. Chef Dustin will prepare a favorite summer salad from their menu featuring our extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegar. There is NO CHARGE for this event. Space is limited. RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED. Call Lori at 561-266-3228 or email info@theolivetasteofdelray..com


HAPPENINGS HAP 12 Ride and Remember Trolley – 10am12pm- Spady Museum. $20, spadymuseum.com

12 Free Cooking Demonstration – The Olive Taste.Featuring Chef Dustin, of Sazio Restaurant, 1pm. Call Lori at 561-266-3228, info@ theolivetasteofdelary.com

12,19,&26 Writing Workshops for Tomorrow’s Authors – 10am -12pm .His, Hers, or Mine? Deciding on Point of View, Research for Fiction and Non-Fiction, Facebook for Writers. Reservation is required. $25.561-279-7790, murderonthebeach.com 14,21&28 Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course – Impressionism was Universal – French, Russian & American Art–10:30am - 12:00pm - $45-Delray Beach Public Library. 561-266-0798, delraylibrary.org

17 JAZZRATS – This 14-piece ensemble of spectacularly talented

jazz musicians with a very eclectic repertoire, featuring vocals by Greg Diaz and Chloe Dolandis, perform for the first time at Arts Garage! Tickets from $25. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

17-19 Selfish Giant – A fairy tale performed with unique wooden marionettes by Bits N Pieces Puppet Theatre at the Puppetry Arts. Thurs& Fri -10:30am and 1:30pm; Sat 2:00pm; $6.50. 561243-4330, puppetcenter. org

18-19 Global Invasion Tito Puente, Jr. – Tickets from $25. 561-4506357, artsgarage.org

19 Delray Beach Bus Loop – 6-11pm; $20 advance or $35 at check-in. Delray east meets west – connecting downtown Delray to Delray Marketplace. Includes 8 stops. busloop.org/the_delray_ beach_bus_loop.

24 Second Time Around Consignment 1st annual Customer Appreciation Night – 4 pm -7pm, 10 SE 4th Ave. Downtown.Drinks/food/ music/Special discounts and giveaways. For more

details please call Second Time Around Consignment 561-278-0493.

25 AARON LEBOS – Powerful and unique original music group from Miami, whose music encompasses styles of jazz, funk, rock, R&B, Latin and world music. Tickets from $25. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

25 PBC Curlfriends Event – 5pm-9pm - This show will bring together professionals and consumers in one room to learn and exchange information about hair care, product knowledge, beauty maintenance techniques, and networking opportunity.pbccurlfriends.com

26 Diego Figueiredo with Special Guest: Rose Max – Brazilian Jazz- $25. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

26 Magic and Comedy – An evening of magic and comedy for adults, hosted by the Amazing Mr. A with guest magicians. 8pm Puppetry Arts Center, $15.561-243-4330, puppetcenter.org

26 Family Splash Games – Pompey Park Pool, 12 noon-3:00 pm. Cost: Daily Pass. Fun and exciting aquatic games like, water basketball, underwater hockey, watermelon relays, and much more. 561-243-7358, mydelraybeach.com

31 GIANNI LUCIANO BIANCHINI – Tickets from $25. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

31 Extraordinary Art and Sale! Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Cornell Museum – Thur 6:00-8:00 pm; $5.Experience extraordinary art and take home an original! $25. Beer, wine and light bites available.561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org 31 Collector Series Wine Tasting – A unique opportunity to taste some of the most sought after,

highly rated wineries, from selected vineyards. Limited to first 15 people, $50/pp. Gourmet appetizers and dessert included. The Wine Wave - RSVP Required 561-276-2076, wineontheave@gmail. com

Exhibits: 1-August 24, 2014 From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Paper as Art – Tues-Sun, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Mon and major holidays. $5; children under 6 free.Paper, when transformed, manipulated, sculpted or cut into two and three dimensional art, can surprise and amaze the viewer with its flexibility, intricacy and beauty. Delray Beach Center for the Arts. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org.

1 - August 9 Art Work by Rick Ricketts & Photography by Judith Acker – Delray Beach Public Library. 561 266-0798, delraylibrary. org

1 - September 28, 2014 School of Creative Arts Showcase – MonFri, 9:30am – 4:30pm; Sat, 10am-3pm; free admission. A multi-media exhibit showcasing drawings, paintings, collage, mixed media and photographs by adult and youth students and instructors. Delray Beach Center for the Arts. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

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entertainment ║ gotta know

Gotta Know

Seen Around Town and Elsewhere…

Steve Martel and Don Schneider at the Green Market, Lori Nolan, Kristyn Cox and Sam Perlman at On The Ave, Jim Steinhauser, Daryl Bush and Diane Colonna at Ceviche, Morgan Russell, Steve Michael, Avi Greenbaum at Christina’s, Diane Feen in Del Ida Historic District, Dale Morrison at Roger Dean Stadium, John Ferber at Atlantic Plaza, Peter Arts at the Sheraton Iowa City, Janet Meeks at Ziree, Kevin Peake on Atlantic Ave, Beth and Tom Johnston, Marie Nofsinger, Carolyn and Price Patton, Pam Halberg, Chuck Halberg, Don Schneider, Jim and Lori Nolan, Karen Granger, Dave Schmidt, Joe Gillie, Emma Jane Ramsey, Tom Spero, Stephanie Seibel, John Fischer and about 200 others at Delray’s Tailgate Party to raise money for the Achievement Center, Kyle DeSantis at N2 Wine Bar, Ian Mellul and Morgan Russell at City Oyster, Shelly and Tony Petrolia and family at City Oyster celebrating Unity School graduation, former Unity Head of School Maria Barber at Papas Tapas, Howard Ellingsworth and family at Papas Tapas, FAU Board

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Chair Anthony Barbar and Atlantic Ave editor Jeff Perlman at Deck 84,Dave Reeves at Mario’s Osteria, Todd, Kevin and Sharon L’Herrou at Northern Trust, Chris Brisson on Southeast First Street, a big crowd at the Delray Library for Officer Jeff Miller’s retirement celebration, Kurt Lehmann at Fifth Avenue Grill, Keith O’Donnell and David Feltman at Fifth Avenue Grill, Kelli Freeman at Nestler Poletto Real Estate, Connor, Ryan, Charlie, Parker and Caroline Lynch carting in Pineapple Grove. Saying so long to Economic Development Director Vin Nolan at Tryst: the legendary Peter Arts, Elizabeth Burrows, Howard Lewis, Liz Rosenberg, Diane Colonna, Jeff Costello and others. We wish Acting City Attorney Terrill Pyburn, Officer Jeff Miller, Captain Tina Heysler, Acting City Manager Bob Barcinski and Jo Weaver from the City Attorney’s Office well in their new lives as they leave Delray for other adventures.

The Fabulous Fur Baby Cotillion 2014 By Harvey Lustig

Photo by Harvey Lustig

How about a ‘Coming out Party’ like never before??

Laura Souza and Husband Gus with their Fur Babies

Female dogs dressed up in designer gowns with their male escorts parading in their tuxedos. My girlfriend Carol and I have never been to an event quite like it! The party was held at the Atlantis Country Club and consisted of a delicious sit down dinner for the owners along with the dogs being served their dinner on their own tables! Five judges, including Miss Miami USA 2015, were to choose the Best Dressed Dog from a possible 60 entries for the title of ‘Mr & Mrs Cotillion’ The night also included a silent auction to benefit Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue.


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

Taken in Frankenmuth, Michigan in front of Bronner’s the Worlds Largest Christmas Store. Kelli Freeman travelled to East Lansing Michigan for her niece Ashley’s graduation from Michigan State University College of Law and took a side trip to Frankenmuth.

Nancy King pictured on a mountain overlooking Amanohashidate in Miyazu, Japan. Miyazu is the hometown of George Morikami, and has had a Sister City affiliation with Delray Beach since 1977. Amanohashidate means “the bridge to heaven” and it is considered one of the three natural wonders of Japan. It’s a narrow sandbar that stretches across Miyazu Bay. Amanohashidate is best viewed by bending over and peering between your legs, because from that point of view it looks like the sandbar is ascending to heaven.

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entertainment ║ gotta see

Gotta See

By skip sheffield

July 2 E.T. phone home. “Earth to Echo” is a low-budget adventure with a bunch of young actors you’ve never heard of and a premise that sounds vaguely familiar. A group of teens start getting strange encrypted messages on their cell phones. Couple it be an alien seeking their help? Dave Green directs a cast that includes Teo Halm, Astro, Reece C. Hartwig, Ella Wahlesedt, Jason Gray and Cassius Willis. Rosemary’s sister-in-law? “Deliver Us From Evil” also has an oddly familiar premise. Troubled New York cop Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) investigates a series of disturbing, inexplicable crimes. He enlists the help of a priest (Edgar Ramirez) schooled in the ways of exorcism. The screenplay, written by director Scott Derrickson, is based on the book by Sarchie about his real-

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life experiences. Olivia Hale, Sean Harris and Donan Missick co-star. Debbie Reynolds she is not, and this “Tammy” is not in love. Melissa McCarthy plays the title character, who has just wrecked her clunker car, lost her job at a burger joint, and discovered her husband is messing around with a next-door neighbor. Ben Falcone (“Enough Said”) directs a cast that includes Susan Sarandon, Mark Duplass, Allison Janney, Dan Aykroyd and Kathy Bates.

July 4 “Begin Again” shows promise if simply for the fact it is written and directed by John Carney, who gave us the wonderful Irish musical romance “Once.” Keira Knightly stars as Greta, an aspiring singer who moves to New York City to pursue a musical career with her boyfriend. The boyfriend promptly gets a solo contract and dumps Greta. She is then discovered by a down-and-out record producer (Mark Ruffalo) who sees her potential. Scarlet Johansson, Catherine Keener, Hailee Steinfeld and Adam Levine co-star.

July 11 Seems we just can’t get enough of Caesar and his “Planet of the Apes.” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is a sequel to the 2011 remake “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” which also starred Andy Serkin (Gollum in the Hobbit movies) in action-capture as the world’s smartest ape. That movie in turn was a sequel to the original “Planet of the Apes” from 1968. Once again the apes battle humans as a fragile truce is broken. The cast includes Keri Russell, Jason Clarke, Kodi SmitMcPhee, Gary Oldman and Jody Greer. Aww, it’s “The Fluffy Movie,” which is not what you might think. Fluffy is the nickname of comedian Gabriel Iglesias, and the movie is a documentary based on two sold-out shows February 28 and March 1 in San Jose, California. You can’t beat the director (Rob Reiner) or the cast (Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton) of “And So It Goes.”

Douglas is a self-centered jerk of a Realtor who gets stuck with a 9-yearold granddaughter (Sterling Jerins) he never knew he had. Diane Keaton is the friendly neighbor who tries to help him. Hoping to spice up their love life, a married couple (Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel) decide to make a “Sex Tape.” Complications arise when the tape disappears the next day. Jake Kasden previously directed Cameron Diaz in “Bad Teacher.” Writer-director James DeMonaco is back with “The Purge: Anarchy,” which is a sequel to his violent 2013 original. Once a year all laws are suspended, including the one against murder. You don’t want to run out of gas just before the purge begins. That’s exactly what happens to a luckless couple. Frank Grillo, Zach Gilford, Michael Kenneth Williams, Kiele Sanchez and Keith Stanfield star. The computer-animated comedy “Planes” must have made some money, because Walt Disney is back with a sequel to that 2013 hit: “Planes: Fire and Rescue.” Dane Cook is back as the voice of Dusty, the main fire-fighting plane, and Julie Bowen is his little friend Lil’ Dapper. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is “Hercules.” That’s pretty much all you need to know about this action flick, based on a 2008 comic book series by Steve Moore. Tobias Santelmann is the golden-haired bad guy, Resus, and Danish actor Askel Hennie plays Tydeus; a man so violent he needs to be chained up at night. Brett Ratner (“Movie 43”) directs. Luc Besson loves “Lucy.” The director of “District B13” and “La Femme Nikita” directs Scarlett Johansson as a very pretty, brainy and pretty fearsome heroine. The ubiquitous Morgan Freeman co-stars as Professor Norman with Man-Sik Choi as Kang. A whole gang of previous characters from the “Step Up” movie series (but not Channing Tatum from the 2006 original) come together in Las Vegas for a “Step Up All In” Danceoff. The cast includes Alyson Stoner, Briana Evigan, Ryan Guzman, Izabella Mikoi and Stephen Boss.


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entertainment ║ gotta HEAR

Gotta Hear

By skip sheffield July 4 If you don’t want to watch a fireworks display, Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale offers a 9 p.m. Friday, July 4 concert with Datsik, aka DJ Troy Beetles, from Kelowana, British Columbia and Diesel Boy, a punk rock band from Santa Rosa, California. Tickets are $35 advance or $40 day of show. Call 954-449-1025.

July 5 Lindsey Stirling is a classicallytrained violinist, dancer, performance artist and composer who will be doing her dancing dub-step thing at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 5 at Sunset Cove Amphitheater in west Boca Raton. Tickets are $25 advance or $30 day of show. There is a $10 charge for parking as well. Call 561-966-7030 for more information. July 6 It’s called the Replay America 80s Tour with the Go-Gos, Patty Smith of Scandal, Martha Davis and the Motels, Cutting Crew and Naked Eyes in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 6 at the Seminole Hard Rock Live in Hollywood. Tickets are $44, $54 and $64. Call TicketMaster at 800-745-3000.

July 11 Louisiana-born country music star and sometimes actor Tim McGraw headlines a concert with Kip Moore and Cassadee Pope for a Sundown Heaven Town Tour at 7 p.m. Friday, July 11 at Cruzan Amphitheater in West Palm Beach. Tickets are $40.75, $60.60 and $85.70. Call 800-745-3000 or go to www.ticketmaster.com.

July 12 Comedian and actor Chris Tucker (“Rush Hour”) brings his Payback Tour to Seminole Hard Rock Live at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 12. Tickets are $49, $59 and $69. Call 800-745-3000. If you really like New Hampshire singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne then perhaps you’ll be willing to make the trip to the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami Beach, where he performs at 8 p.m. July 12. Tickets are $37.50 and $47.50. Call 800-745-3000. July 13 Former Saturday Night Live performers Dana Carvey and Dennis Miller team up for comedy at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 13 at Seminole Hard Rock Live. Tickets are $54, $64 and $79. Call 800-745-3000.

July 15 Sexy saxophonist Jessy J plays her jazz live at 7 and 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 15 at Jazziz Nightlife at Mizner Park, Boca Raton. Tickets are $25, $35 and $45. Call 561-300-0730 or go to jazziznightlife.com.

July 22 From Denver, Colorado The Fray bring their “Helios Tour” to Seminole Hard Rock Live at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22. Opening acts are Barcelona and Oh Honey. Tickets are $34, $44 and $59. Call 800-745-3000. July 25 Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles brings her “Little Black Dress Tour” to Seminole Hard Rock Live at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 25. Tickets are $39, $49 and $59 at TicketMaster.

July 28 The latest incarnation of the 40-yearold platinum-selling recording group Jefferson Starship touches down for a two-night stand 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday July 28 and 29 at Jazziz Nightlife in Boca Raton. Tickets are $60, $100 and $150. Call 561-300-730 or go to jazziznightlife.com.

July 29 The Soulshine Tour with Michael Franti & Spearhead visits Sunset Cove Amphitheater in west Boca Raton for a 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29 concert. Tickets are $35 advance at TicketMaster or $40 day of show. Yoga tickets are $20 with $10 discount off concert. Call 561966-7030.

July 30 Singer-songwriters Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson share a double bill at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 at Seminole Hard Rock Live. Tickets are $39, $49 and $59. Call 800-745-3000.

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health & beauty ║ pain relief

Treatment Options for Pre and Post-surgical Patients

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By Dr. John Conde

If a patient has had one or more spinal surgeries and is still suffering from pain the term “failed back surgery” is often used and with that carries many symptoms and disabilities. Many failed back surgery patients are finding relief with conservative chiropractic management.

Approximately 42.7% of workers who first saw a surgeon had surgery to only 1.5% of those who first saw a chiropractor! So, how successful is spinal surgery, and what about the patients who continue to have pain even after their surgery, can chiropractic care help?A review published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons showed that the majority of cases suffering from DDDreported that non42 July 2014 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

surgical approaches were the most effective treatment option, including chiropractic! The report shows that the success rate for surgical spinal fusion from DDD is ONLY 50-60%. They go on to write “surgery should be the last option, but too often patients’ think of surgery as a cure-all and are very eager to embark on it.” A second study reported that, 10 years post-surgical treatment with artificial disc replacement, 40%

of the patients treated failed and needed a second surgery within three years after the first. Very similar findings are reported for not only DDD but other spinal related condition, such as spinal stenosis. What about the success rate of chiropractic care for patients with failed back surgeries? In a 2012 article, three patients who underwent lumbar spinal fusion at least 2 years post-surgery were still reporting pain. They were treated with conservative chiropractic care followed by rehabilitation for 8 weeks. At the completion of care, all three (100%) had reported clinical improvement that remained up to a year later. A second study reported 32 cases that were also treated with chiropractic care after lumbar surgery resulted in a reduction in pain by up to 64%! Typically, surgery on the spine should be a last resort, but we know that is not always the case. Before opting for surgery or if you continue to have pain after surgery, look into conservative care options that are available. Dr. John Conde is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist, one of only one thousand in the country. He holds diplomate status through the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. He provides specialized care for difficult cases of backneck pain, numbness-tingling, vertigo-dizziness balance disorders, fibromyalgia, migraines, AD/ HD, autism, and dyslexia. His office is located at the Atlantic Grove in Delray Beach, FL and can be reached at (561) 330-6096, drconde@thecondecenter.com, and at www. thecondecenter.com


health & beauty ║ dermatology

Facial Rejuvenation for the Savvy

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By Thomas C. Balshi, M.D.

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

Using the principle called selective photothermolysis, IPL treatments target different pigment types called “chromophores” in the skin. They selectively absorb the light energy as heat and then yield the desired response. These optimally targeted wavelengths of light clear vascular and pigmented lesions by the dozens from the face, hands, neck and décolleté. Pigmented lesions undergo a mild peeling and disappear within two or three days, while the vascular lesions blanch and then resolve within 10 to 14 days. The process is painless, takes about 20 minutes and involves no serious downtime, thus, the savvy patient can return to their busy life with little interruption and no questions asked. 44 July 2014 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

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

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


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health & beauty ║ Anti-Aging

Is Your Sunscreen Making You Fat?

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By Kristin Heather

The sun strengthens the immune system; it aids healthy digestion; it balances sleep patterns and sex drive.

The sunshine cleanses, oxygenates, and lowers the pressure of the blood. It kills germs and provides Vitamin D. The sun literally puts you in a good mood. It helps you lose weight, increasing metabolism by stimulating the thyroid gland. So, why are we all hiding from it? My concept in sun protection gives another option. The benefits of sun exposure are often missed out on due to widespread panic about too much sun. As a skin care professional, I understand the paranoia: the sun causes 90% of wrinkles and it is important to be protective of your skin to prevent severe damage and cancer. However, the relentless marketing of sunscreen, said to be necessary all day every day, brings with it a need for heightened awareness. Continual slathering of sunblock without the knowledge of exactly what’s in the product and its effects can be dangerous. The solar spectrum contains both UVA and UVB rays: UVA penetrates deep into the skin while UVB causes sunburns and gives Vitamin D. We are all told to use broad-spectrum sunscreens, which contain chemicals that prevent both UVB and UVA through skin absorption. Other highly marketed sun protectors are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These minerals actually sit on top of the skin and reflect the broad spectrum. Although not bad in moderation in their natural form (visible on the skin as white thick paste), altering them by decreasing the particle size so that they are not visible when applied is risky. Please don’t take this the wrong way, but below is just a few of the reasons why your sunscreen might be making you fat, possibly making you stupid, and almost defi46 July 2014 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

nitely poisoning you: • Applying and reapplying the chemical filters in sunscreen allow you to be in the sun for extended periods of time. Ideally, you would be in the sun without protection for short moderate spurts daily, then cover up with clothes as to not attract any of the damage the sun can cause. Yet, consistent reapplication gives the skin ample opportunity to absorb chemicals, and keeps you from reaping any benefits of sunlight. • Many chemicals in sunscreens are endocrine disruptors, which mimic natural hormones. These chemicals can affect your health in several ways. According to the Environmental Working Group: endocrine disruptors “can lead to obesity, infertility… learning and memory difficulties, adultonset diabetes or cardiovascular disease, as well as a variety of other diseases.” • The natural minerals marketed today also pose a risk. “Titanium dioxide nanoparticles are so tiny, they not only cross the cellular membrane, they cross into the nucleus of the cell as well, where they damage DNA and disrupt normal cell division. They also cross the protective blood – brain barrier and are capable of killing brain cells,” writes Elizabeth Plourde, PhD in her article “Sunscreens.” “A study that compared the effects of nanosized versus micronized particles found the same harmful effects from both sizes.” If you are going to use zinc, look for nonmicronized to avoid these dangers. When you stop using chemicals on your skin, it will begin to work properly, able to

move wastes out and nutrients in efficiently. My philosophy of sun protection is that with the proper ingredients and maintenance, it is possible to actually teach the skin how to protect itself from the sun. Using flowers and plants that thrive in the sun and oils that have natural protection against the sun, I am able to produce products that encourage cumulative knowledge within the skin. If we allow the skin and the sun to be in harmony, your skin will simultaneously benefit from the sun and protect itself. As a forerunner in modern skin care services and anti-aging, Kristin founded Nourishe in Delray Beach and currently heads aesthetic science research and development. Kristin’s revolutionary approach to DNA Repair and her extensive training with some of the best professionals in the industry has made her the expert in healing and improving the skin naturally and holistically. Kristin created and holds exclusive rights to over 8 different treatments from DNA Repair to Oxy-Infusion to non-surgical face lifting techniques. 200 NE 2nd Ave #114 - Delray Beach, FL 33444 (561) 278-4144 - www.nourishemedispa.com


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health & beauty ║ Your Dental Health

Do you have the beginning stages of periodontal disease?

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BY Craig Spodak, DMD, PA

It is estimated that 35.7 million Americans are living with a bacterial infection of the gums known as periodontal disease.

WHAT IS PERIODONTAL DISEASE? Periodontal disease is an infection of the gum tissue. What happens is the bacteria found naturally in our mouth, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless plaque on teeth. Plaque that is not removed can harden and form tartar that brushing doesn’t clean. The longer plaque and tartar are on the teeth, the more harmful they become. The next step is gingivitis, which is inflammation of the gums, and when gingivitis is not treated, it can advance to periodontitis. In periodontitis, gums pull away from the teeth and form pockets that become infected, which is the beginning of much larger problems. Factors that predispose people to gum disease include primarily bad oral hygiene and genetics. Research has proved that up to 30 percent of the population may be genetically predisposed to gum disease, and if you couple that with poor oral healthcare, your chances increase. The warning signs of periodontal disease include pain in the mouth; bleeding gums when brushing; swollen, tender and receding gums; persistent bad breath; pus between teeth and gums; and more. In the worst cases, teeth are lost, and there could be possible lasting damage to your body. HOW IT AFFECTS YOUR BODY If periodontitis develops, bacterial toxins and the body’s natural response to infection start to break down the bone and connective tissue that hold teeth in place. If not treated, the bones, gums and tissue that support the teeth are destroyed, and the teeth may eventually become loose and have to be removed. Additionally, gingivitis is not painful, however, by the time 48 July 2014 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

it becomes painful you have periodontitis, and the damage to your gum tissue is far more severe. Not only can periodontal disease cause bad breath, pain and tooth loss, but it can also contribute to a variety of serious life threatening conditions including heart disease, stroke and diabetes. STEPS YOU CAN TAKE Immediately incorporate brushing and flossing into your oral healthcare. These two activities break up the plaque that coats the tooth and gum surfaces. Without proper homecare, bacterial plaque accumulates on your teeth and, over time, causes damage to gum tissue and bone. Follow the following simple steps to take action against periodontal disease: brush at least twice a day with a soft-bris-

tled brush; use a toothpaste with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties; floss daily to clean between teeth and below the gum line; rinse with a mouthwash designed to fight tartar and plaque; and see your dentist at least twice a year for regular cleanings and check-ups. If you think you have the warning signs for periodontal disease, speak to your dentist and hygienist as soon as you can. They will be able to clean your mouth and advise you of the necessary steps you need to take to minimize damage and protect your overall health. Spodak Dental Group is a comprehensive dental practice providing all general and specialty services in one convenient facility. Call 561498-0050 or visit www.SpodakDental.com to schedule an appointment.


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health & beauty ║ Body Beautiful

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South Florida’s summer is one of the best times of year (in my Midwestern opinion) to exercise, even more so in Delray Beach. You can almost hear the sand from the gym beckoning you to run barefoot on its cushioning platform.

Whether you prefer cardio-pumping beachrunning, core-tightening wave-surfing, upperbody-toning kayaking or just sun-worshipping outdoor-sweating, the summer offers a plethora of possibilities – the key is to make sure you approach it with safety and with these tips in mind. Tip # 1: Drink until clear Summer is synonymous with ‘get your sweat on.’ And there’s no better friend to sweat than H20. There’s also no greater enemy than H20 deficiency. Now how to ‘test’ the friendship, you ask? Just check the ol’ porcelain bowl. Shoot for clear... or the color of lemonade; if it’s color is darker, you may be dehydrated. Problems start when you become dehydrated. Be aware of the increase in heat and humidity. Typically our bodies are warmer than the environment. When that changes, our muscles regulate heat by releasing sweat allowing the body to cool itself. But sweat = losing fluid – aka dehydration is setting in. Further if the body is no longer capable of cooling itself it will begin to store heat inside, putting your internal organs and central nervous system at high risk – i.e. heat exhaustion, heat stroke. It’s important to drink water consistently at least 48 hours in advance of intensified exercise. Drink at least 20 – 32 ounces of water two hours before exercise and at least 8-oz of water shortly before getting out in the heat, with a few mini gulps every 20-30 minutes during exercise. Keep your body cool from the inside out and you’re on your way to a great summer sweat-fest. Tip # 2: Just say NO to Summer Fashion Faux Pas Step aside, Joan Rivers – the real ‘fashion police’ are here. And this summer they’re handing out copious offenses for the outlandishly dark and heavy cycle, and the bare and unprotected 50 July 2014 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

loads of unlawful laundry. Best way to make the laudable list this summer is by wearing lightweight fabrics that wick away sweat and are light in color reflecting the onerous sun. One common problem is that people overdress, especially key areas that require open ventilation such as the legs, which generate a lot of heat. Further many people forget or skim on sunscreen. Lather, reapply, and repeat. Don’t ever skimp on your health. A well-ventilated hat with a brim and some lightweight sunglasses can protect your face and help prevent crows-feet, sunburn and headaches! Allow your head to breathe and cool off once indoors. Tip # 3: Remember timing IS everything Create a calendar and stick to it. If possible, go for a 6am beach run or play some morning tennis before heading into the office. Sign yourself up for a weekly outdoor gym boot camp or a sweat-atsunset outdoor yoga. This will add length to your day, quality to your sleeping habits and overall vigor to your summer workout. Inevitably, heat and humidity will slow you down. Are you a nocturnal worker with ghastly night owl hours? You may be better suited to workout in the gym during the peak heat of the day. If you know the thick air is going to suffocate your cool breath like a sauna cabin, probably not wise to choose high noon for your departure. Take it easy daredevil. You can still make ‘Evel Knievel-like’ workouts happen before 10am or after 6pm, without adding risk to your health. Tip # 4: Check-in with Siri before heading out It’s important to know your GPS, route and your climate before exercising outdoors. It may seem fine in the first half hour or so but when you’re running aimlessly in the summer heat and

not familiar with your surroundings (much less the nearest place for water and shade) you’re putting your health at risk. Make sure that there’s some shade along the way and that you’re not exposed to constant direct sunlight. Check the heat index for the relative humidity that day and plan accordingly. You may not realize it at the time but when sweat is evaporating; you’re losing fluids. Always tell a friend where and what route you’re taking and when you plan to return. For safe measure, bring your phone and GPS tracker with you – can’t hurt to listen to some tunes throughout the way! Tip # 5: More snooze and less booze The summer is a great time to catch up on your zzz’s. Look at your summer as a period to ‘catch up’ – catch up with your health regimens, doctor checkups, old friend get-togethers and most definitely, sleep. One inhibitor to reaping the bennies of beauty sleep is the late-nights and 2-for-1 tonics. Diuretics like caffeine and alcohol when consumed before or in less than 48 hours of exercise can rapidly accelerate the effects of dehydration. Make sure you’re allotting for at least 8 hours of restful, uninterrupted sleep and order a double: see Tip No. 1. Bill holds a bachelors degree in Exercise Science and is a ACSM Health Fitness Specialist. He can be reached at 561-274-7477 or information@thegym111.com


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health & beauty ║ hair

Keeping Up with the Curls!!!

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By mark hasche

This month we celebrate curly hair. Curly hair is some of the sexiest hair on the planet. It’s sad to us that most of the “Keepers of the Curls” we’ve met in our lifetime would disagree to this celebration. That’s why we’ve dedicated this article to all that is curly. Rock out your curly hair!

Here are some tips to help keep your curls from looking like a fire hazard. To shampoo or not to shampoo? The texture of naturally curly hair is usually on the dry side. Try washing your hair every 3-4 days. When shampooing remember to not rough up the curl too much.

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Moisture Moisture Moisture. Even though you’re not shampooing every day, curly hair requires daily conditioning followed be a cool rinse. This will seal and lock the cuticle layer producing extra shine. On the run use an h2O bottle with a small amount of conditioner added to spritz your locks when needed. Ask your stylist, but generally a conditioner specially formulated for curly hair or moisture is best suited to tame frizz. Try blotting your hair with a clean towel or even try paper towels making sure not rough up the curl. All curly hair isn’t created equal. Curls come in every size, shape or combination. What this means is that you’ll probably try a dozen cocktails of product until you find what works best with your curl. Whether it’s a gel, spray, foam or cream you currently use, try mixing it with a light leave in conditioner. Work into your hair making sure again not to rough curls. Light, water-soluble products work better on dry curly hair. Products like waxes and silicones can weigh curls down. Finishing the look can go a few different ways. I like to blot hair again to remove any unwanted product and water. Particularly for fine hair because water adds weight and inhibits body when drying naturally. If you’re going to diffuse your hair flip it upside down and use a finger diffuser; once again, making sure not to rough the curl formation. This will give lots of body and bounce. If after diffusing you feel that the ends look a little scary, spritz with the h2o/conditioner

bottle. Apply a finishing product to help seal ends. Treat your sexy curls right. Regular deep treatments are a must for keeping curls in order especially in dry weather. The best advice is to really own and love your curls. If you’re in the frame of mind that you loathe them then they will never look good. In that case it’s time to seek professional advice as to transforming them. Weekly blowouts at your salon will give a temporary fix. Remember naturally curly hair can lose its curl or become straighter over time due to excessive styling and/or chemical processing. If you just want to loosen your ringlets there’s tons of products on the market that are great if properly administered by a professional. Relaxing curly hair will soften a tight curl pattern but will not straighten it. Relaxers can’t be washed out of hair after it is applied. Only chemical straighteners make tight curls straight. Love thy curls, treat them right and stay curltastic. Until next month, Divo 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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special feature ║ boca raton Resort & club

Boca Raton Resort & Club A Destination Unlike Any Other

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By nicol jenkins

The moment you step into the grand entrance of the Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, you are greeted by elegance, the kind that is forever timeless.

The unique architecture of the pink hotel and stunning tower with a flowing fountain and breathtaking statue at the center take you back to a magical moment in time… when legendary architect Addison Mizner designed a magnificent hotel some 80 years ago. Although time has passed, the Boca Raton Resort & Club has maintained its historical charm…but has added much modern amenities and the exemplary service of Waldorf Astoria. Today, the resort remains faithful to its glamorous past, while radiating a vibrant energy, offering infinite amenities to every type of guest of all ages. From just 100 rooms to now 1,047 rooms complete with the original Resort, renovated Tower and modern Beach Club, the luxuries are endless. Situated on 356 acres, the private membership and hotel Club combines a fresh look and modern appeal, while embracing the purpose, design and history of the original vision of renowned architect Addison Mizner, including Cloister rooms, historical photos, original guest book and the first guest key. The U.S. Army even utilized the Club as bar54 July 2014 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

racks during World War II. Touted by officials as “the most elegant barracks in history”, it housed soldiers during the Boca Raton Army Air Field’s operation. In addition, its “Boca pink” color has made it more famous than its stature of 300 feet and 27 floors and is commonly referred to as the “pink hotel.” While the Resort has much historical value, it’s far from ancient. Offering the best of all worlds: a renowned spa, championship golf and tennis courses, expansive beach and luxury marina - all just steps from your door. Exquisite accommodations within this captivating hotel are presented within five distinct settings ranging from the ultra-luxe Beach Club to the sleek, contemporary Boca Bungalows. With deep roots in the past, this completely unique hotel is truly a destination for the future. Timeless elegance, modern sophistication, and seaside charm sums up the atmosphere at the Resort. “It’s not just a hotel; it is a destination. When you come to the Boca Raton Resort & Club, you have everything you need when you are here. There is no need to leave the property,” says Cristina Nelson, Marketing and PR

Manager at the Resort, adding, “What sets us apart is that we are a destination resort that has something for everyone. This Hotel is perfect for families because we have activities that appeal to multiple generations.” Guests of any age will never be bored… From 11 restaurants and bars, water sports, a renowned spa, a teen nightclub, a summer concert series, sports, golf and shopping to breathtaking rooms for your special occasion or conference, there is truly something for every interest. Plus, the rooms, mostly renovated, have spectacular views, from waterfront to golf course or city views. With summer in full swing, Boca Resort is offering plenty of activities for family and youth to enjoy, including serene pools and water sports, catamarans, a 30-slip marina with a dock for private boats and charter fishing trips, jet skis, paddle boards, kayaking, a surf school, the new Flowrider, and a recreation spot for kids offering sporting activities and more. There is also a Zen Den with a butterfly garden, sunflower garden, birdhouse, creating mosaic tiles, and a tech spot equipped with computers, arcade games and more. The newest feature is “Q”,


a nightclub hangout spot for tweens and teens with a live DJ. Plus, check out the Quest Camp, which is supervised with a full schedule of activities for only $25 for a full day including lunch. Guests can also take advantage of the offerings at both resorts: a shuttle and Mizner’s Dream water taxi will usher guests to both the main Resort and the Beach Club. The first Summer Concert Series is also kicking off with Debbie Gibson and Heffron Drive, July 19th is Tone-Lōc and Crystal Waters, and August 29th is Spin Doctors all in the Cloister Garden entranceway. They are offering a perfect staycation package of a summer stay for 2 nights with 2 concert tickets for just $399. The healthy conscious will also be rewarded by staying at the Resort, which is home to plenty of sports, tennis, an 18-hole golf course, fitness centers, a renowned spa with a tapas menu, a new in-house chiropractor, a wellness institute for age management and wellness workshops. The spa has been named a top spa by Condé Nast Traveler readers. Food and wine lovers will also be in for a treat! The Resort’s 11 exquisite restaurants and bars each offer their unique characteristics and culinary delights. The Blue is located on the 27th floor of the Tower touting fresh American cuisine and a modern take on classic dishes with stunning views. Or you can take a bite out of their famous Kobe beef or pretzel burger at 501 East Kitchen and Bar. Morimoto is internationally acclaimed for its extraordinary Japanese cuisine by Sushi Master Masaharu. Serendipity is inspired by the New York icon Serendipity 3, and the legendary dessert restaurant with its whimsical decor serves a family-friendly menu that no one can resist. Besides delicious food and fun activities, on any given night you can find a charitable fundraiser or special event at the Resort. With stunning banquet rooms and over 100,000 square feet of meeting space, the

Resort is the perfect setting for your special night or corporate group meeting. Some of the top events have been hosted in one or more of the elaborate spaces, including Boca Bacchanal, Boys & Girls Clubs fundraisers, annual Hospital Ball, Go Pink luncheon, an inspiration breakfast for the YMCA and many more. Weddings and Bar and Bat Mitzvahs are favorites at the venue. Whether you plan to relax at the spa, dine at the finest restaurant, or enjoy water sports with your friends and entire family, exemplary customer service will be at the forefront of your stay. The Resort has even incorporated a new texting program, designed to provide highly personal, and easy, guest interaction. With the program, guests can check in, make reservations and have a personal concierge at their fingertips. “The Boca Raton Resort & Club is part of the Waldorf Astoria family of hotels world-

wide. When you stay as a guest, you can expect a true Waldorf service and extreme attention to detail – in the most tech savvy way,” says Cristina. The Boca Raton Resort & Club is truly the perfect destination for travelers around the world and for a staycation to remember. Discover Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort – a landmark resort, combining a fresh, visionary approach to hospitality with infinite possibilities in a timeless setting. And, you’re in luck, they are now offering 15% off discounts on the weekdays and 20% off weekend discounts on offerings at the Resort. The Boca Raton Resort & Club 501 E Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432. Use of the Boca Resort and Boca Beach Club is reserved exclusively for Resort guests and Premier Club Members. For more information, call (561) 447-3419 or visit www.bocaresort.com. www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com | July 2014 55


special feature ║ LIGHT ‘EM UP CIGARS LOUNGE

LIGHT ‘EM UP CIGARS LOUNGE Fine Cigars And Great Company By Diane Feen

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Anthony Caliendo has done a lot in his life, but smoking cigars has always been a constant. He’s been a successful stockbroker, mortgage broker, and a big cheese in the Italian food business.

So why did this self-made author of the motivational book, “The Sales Assassin” buy a cigar lounge off the beaten path in Delray Beach? “I have been a cigar connoisseur for many years and I came here to smoke cigars because my office is nearby,” said the fast thinking entrepreneur who inhabits a more rarified world than most. “When I realized that Charmed Leaf Cigars was for sale I thought, ‘this might be a good time to buy this place, fix it up and create a friendly spot for cigar lovers to congregate.’” So that’s what Caliendo did. He renamed the two-year-old cigar lounge “Light ‘Em Up Cigars” and proceeded to renovate, rebrand and re-appoint this spot as one that would delight and entice cigar smokers. The 1,500-squarefoot lounge and man cave is indeed just that

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– a place for men (and some women) to congregate to schmooze, smoke cigars and watch sports. If you doubt his Raison d’être (reason for existence) just ask Dale Peck. “I come to Light ‘Em Up every day. I like smoking cigars and this is a nice comfy place to come to. The guys are nice, it’s no nonsense and no one is talking politics. Its good cigars and good company,” said Peck. The reason for this comfy inviting atmosphere is pure intention. Caliendo and his manager, Indian Alan wanted to create a space that treasures a welcoming spirit, good conversation and quality cigars. They have a full line of Camacho cigars, Padron’s and Aging Room cigars. But variety is the spice of life at this cigar haven on the East side of Congress Avenue John DeBiase, co-owner with ower Anthony Caliendo enjoying a smoke in “The Players Club” cigar lounge

(South of Lake Ida). They have hundreds of cigars with names like Perdomo, My Father, Montecristo, Romeo Y Juliet, Aging Room, Ashton and a selection of Xikar Accessories. “My passion and appreciation for cigars was the major influence when I bought this place. It was a dream of mine to own and operate a cigar lounge, but I knew it was important to offer excellent customer service. I wanted to create the best atmosphere for special events, generous giveaways and a place where cigar lovers could congregate and feel comfortable,” said Caliendo, whose Caliendo Foods & Imports office is just a few doors away from Light ‘Em Up. Part of Caliendo’s vision was to host special events that customers would enjoy. There is an antique car show every month on the third Saturday, a bike night with custom motorcycles the first Thursday of the month as well as Poker Nights. They offer a free cigar to new customers who give their name and email address. And to top it off they have weekly “Cigars for Scars” recovery meetings every Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm. If you have a propensity for intrigue (and a good head for math) you can guess how many cigar labels are in a large glass cylinder up front and win a box of cigars. Light ‘Em Up Cigars is a lot of things to a lot of people, but the common thread among most is camaraderie. There are large flat screen TV’s scattered among the two rooms (the Man Cave and the Players Club) as well as leather theater chairs, recliners and couches. For major sporting events there is a 120” Projector that


captures the sights and sounds of fight nights, football, basketball and baseball games of epic proportion. There’s also wood paneling, wood floors and enough sports memorabilia to entice the most jaded of sports fans. If you look up you’ll see a picture of Caliendo and Joe Namath on a shelf in the Players Club. There are also coveted Yankee jerseys, autographed baseballs and footballs, hockey helmets and basketballs (one signed by Shaquille O’Neal and another by Dwayne Wade). But among all the subtle charm and character of this hidden cigar oasis is some down home hospitality. “My favorite sayings are ‘Whatever it takes,’ and ‘I’m great, but that’s OK because I am getting better,’” said Manager Indian Alan. Alan, who comes from real Indian stock, coexists nicely with Cowboy Billy, who takes the reins when Alan is not around. It’s this serenity of purpose and kindred spiritual soul that makes coming to Light ‘Em Up an epic event for most of its patrons. “I come here four or five times a week,” said Joaquin Candelario of Boca Raton. “It is enjoyable, laid back and relaxing here. It’s like a second home for me. The staff are very accommodating, they know what I like to smoke and they personalize

Enjoying a good smoke and a good story in the “Man Cave”

the service.” They even personalize the camaraderie. “We had a new customer come in a while ago. I introduced him to George who introduced him to everyone else. Now he comes here religiously every week to watch sports, smoke a quality cigar and have fun with the gang,” said Indian Alan. That’s just what Caliendo had in mind when he took over the cigar lounge with the big heart and small real estate imprint. As a way of keeping it in the family, Caliendo partnered with his father-in-law John DeBiase (of Diamond Ready Mix Concrete in Staten Island). And it seems

like a good match, they were voted Best of Delray Cigar Lounge in 2013. Both Caliendo (who is known as The Big Cheese) and DeBiase have a saying that sums up this new venture: “Next time you’re in Delray, I invite everyone to Get Their Ash Down Here!” LIGHT ‘EM UP CIGARS 1445 N Congress Ave Suite 7 DELRAY BEACH, FL 33445 561-276-3414 INFO@LIGHTEMUPCIGARS.COM Lightemupcigars.com Facebook.com/lightemupcigars

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special feature ║ DELRAY YACHT CRUISES

Adventures In Paradise

DELRAY YACHT CRUISES It’s pretty easy to get jaded living in South Florida. You have the surf, the sun, the beautiful foliage and temperatures that hover around perfect every day.

Yet, when we find something really extraordinary it’s not uncommon for our jaws to drop with a sense of wonderment and awe. That is what we experienced recently on The Lady Atlantic Steel Band Sunset Cruise in Delray Beach. If you’re not familiar with Delray Yacht cruises – that leave from Veteran’s Park most days– then you haven’t experienced one of the most exciting ways to bask in South Florida’s natural assets. The company, started by Joe and Kerry Reardon, consists of two beautiful yachts that cruise the intracoastal on a daily basis. The sunset cruises allow passengers to enjoy the evening breeze, take in the illuminating skyline and have a snack or drink. The afternoon sightseeing cruises are just as wonderful, and are narrated by the captain who points out the more salient landmarks.

Although the ships seem as pristine and luxurious as the ones seen on TV or TMZ, these two are purely for the public. That means you can meander over there (off season) most days of the week for a 1:30 sightseeing cruise and Thursday to Saturday for an evening sunset cruise. On Sundays there’s a brunch cruise at 10:30 and a sightseeing cruise at 1:30 pm. Most everyone on the Yacht has something to say about this seafaring adventure (that feels like a vacation) and they’re all pretty positive. Lee Calig, whose family made steel drums for 82 years in Pittsburg, came aboard the steel drum sunset cruise to celebrate his birthday. “I love music, the scenery is beautiful and the weather is awesome tonight. I am here with four friends and everyone is really enjoying it,” said the Delray resident who

From casual to elegant, Meghan can create an amazing yacht charter

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This couple were married and held their reception aboard the Lady Delray

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brought along Carole, Helen and Adele who were festively dressed and enjoying the ride. Not only are there two yachts – The Lady Delray and The Lady Atlantic – but they have holiday and specialty cruises throughout the year. There are Boat Parade cruises (in Boynton, Delray Beach and Boca), July 4th Fireworks Cruises, Easter and St. Patty’s Day Cruises, Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day Cruises. On New Year’s Eve they have Dinner and Dance Cruises and on Father’s and Mother’s Day there are Brunch Cruises. From December to January they also offer Holiday Lights Cruises. These luxury yacht journeys are also available for private charter for special events or corporate events. Last month Artie Vichnis and Marina Feldman rented the Lady Atlantic for their son’s Bar Mitzvah. And they couldn’t have been happier. “We and our guests (especially Alex) had an amazing time last night! We can’t thank you enough for your expertise in guiding us


through this process! Everyone we’ve spoken to is still raving about it! The food, your crew, the cruise and the music – it was all wonderful! Thank you again for making last night an unbelievably fabulous time for us and our guests! It was an astounding success!!” Meredith Proshuto Owens also raved about her wedding aboard the Reardon’s yacht. “Everyone should get married on the Lady Atlantic. I still have people tell me my wedding was the best one they’ve ever been to, and it was a year ago.” Part of the reason for the exclamation points and rave reviews is that Meghan Christian makes these events run as smoothly as an Aston Martin. Kerry’s sister Meghan has been working with the Reardon’s since she was a teen and continues the family tradition to this day. Her title of Vice President is an impressive one, but it doesn’t come close to describing her duties as rainmaker of all things happening on the yachts. “I don’t like titles but I try to be the first person someone talks to on the phone and the last person they say goodbye to when they leave their event,” said the 30-year-old beauty. If you decide to have a wedding, anniversary party, corporate function or birthday party there are numerous details that have to be planned, reserved and figured out. But with Meghan in charge of event planning you can throw caution to the wind and let her do the work. “My favorite part of the job is making someone’s special event come to life. Whether it is assisting with a group of 10 on a public cruise, or helping plan someone’s wedding or special event, I love helping people plan a party that creates lasting memories. I would say it’s as close to a dream job as there is.” Meghan is often the person who makes sure the candle lighting (or toast) for a

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Meghan Christian of Delray Yacht Cruises is ready to assist you with planning the details of your next yacht charter

wedding or Bar Mitzvah is done at the right time. She also helps design the menu, arranges for musician or DJ, makes sure the photographer is on board, coordinates the flow of the event and assists in the ceremony if needed. If you want to host a private party (or corporate event) and have your own caterers, musicians and party planners then by all means go for it. But know that both yachts have a chef on board with food and drink is available (for purchase) for public and private events. They can also arrange for ice sculptures, flowers, video and audio equipment, theme décor and other party details. It’s important to know that the Lady Atlantic seats up to 116 on the main deck and 150 for a cocktail party. The Lady Delray seats up to 80 on the main deck and 120 for cocktail service. Recently Joe hosted the annual “Marathon Monday” sightseeing cruise to benefit the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation. Martin is the little boy who lost his life in last year’s Boston Marathon bombing. Delray Yacht Cruises donated 100 percent of ticket sales from this recent event. Delray Yacht Cruises has a special gift for everyone this summer – From June 1st through October 31 the cost of a cruise will be $12 per person (with a coupon from their website). So call Delray Yacht Cruises and make a reservation for a two-hour cruise that will delight your senses and thrill you with its unexpected scenic treasures. DELRAY YACHT CRUISES 801 E. Atlantic Avenue 561-243-0686 info@delrayyachtcruises.com. events@delrayyachtcruises.com http://ladyatlantic.com/index.php Winner of the “Certificate of Excellence” from Trip Advisor two years in a row

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special feature ║ summer rocks in delray beach

Why Summer in

Delray Roc By LINDA BROWN

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We give you seven reasons… there are more, we promise.

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Brunch Caffe Luna Rosa has expanded its legendary brunch to 7 days and chances are we will be able to get a seat at this Delray landmark during the summer months. Over the past three decades, Caffe Luna Rosa has become a Delray Beach landmark. But unlike some other landmarks, the charm of Luna Rosa appeals to both locals and tourists. Menu items are named after local politicians (our editor Jeff Perlman has a French Toast dish named in his honor but we prefer the Gary Eliopoulos dish) and the walls are adorned with art work, baseball memorabilia and even a photo of “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen. The décor reflects the personality and the stories of Luna Rosa’s owner Fran Marincola who if you’re lucky will regale you with tales of the Jersey Shore and the Delray shore. The staff is a diverse and loyal mix who takes the time to make everyone feel at home. During the season, scoring a seat at Luna Rosa can be a challenge—especially for its famous brunch. But during the summer you have a great shot at success. We urge you to take it.

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Summer price fix menus become “de rigeur “ and bargains are galore. Hunt around and you’ll find summer menus and deals galore. Especially during the week.

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We love the festivals but…we catch a break during the summer months allowing us locals to move freely about the avenue. The season is really busy in Delray, but there’s a nice rhythm to the summer months. Weekends aren’t packed with special events, parking is abundant and our favorite places to shop and dine are less hectic. So we urge you to get out and walk this summer. Delray is a pedestrian town and summer is a great time to soak up the sites and cool off at a local bar or yogurt shop. Shop local, year-round, but especially during the slower summer months. And walk the avenue and beach. It’s free and it’s a South Florida rarity.

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Nothing beats July 4th in Delray. Patriotic bike parades, sand sculpting contests, incredible fireworks over the ocean and grilling on A1A are just some of the activities. Oh and don’t forget the fireworks which are synchronized to music. The best place to watch the fireworks is at the beach, but if you don’t like sand and crowds and want to avoid the traffic, find a friend with a downtown condo, book a stay at a local hotel or watch from a western vantage point and then scoot when the show is finished. If you are on the sand, exercise patience and please be mindful of the dunes. We need them.


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Art Cinema at the Crest Theatre returns for the summer. Watch and discuss great films, escape the heat and if you join the Delray Center for the Arts admission is free. We are huge fans of the Crest Theatre, the ambience, the A/C, the comfortable chairs and the history. The Cinema Series allows you to sit in comfort and then enjoy good conversation with cinephiles. It’s a film lover’s dream. Visit www.delraycenterforthearts.org for a full schedule.

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Stay cool at the Pompey Park pool. Here’s one can’t miss event: Saturday, July 26 from 12 p.m. to 3:00 pm check out “Family Splash Games.” Such as? Water Basketball, Underwater Hockey, Watermelon Relays, and much more. The Pompey Park Pool, located on the northside of West Atlantic is a community treasure and open to the public. On the southside of West Atlantic check out the Catherine Strong Splash Park to cool off. Great for kids of all ages and named after the first female mayor in the city’s history. The park was built several years ago as a result of the 2005 Parks Bond. It’s a beauty.

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The water is warm. Delray Beach sea temperatures peak in the range 29 to 30°C (84 to 86°F) on around the 10th of August, according to Surf Forecast.com. Compare that to La Jolla, California where the temps range from 66 to 70 degrees. That means wet suits in Cali and board shorts in Delray. We’ll take the warm surf any day.

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special feature ║ Q PROPERTIES

Q PROPERTIES Luxury listings in Palm Beach and Exuma, Bahamas By Nicol jenkins PHOTOS BY melissa korman

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When looking for a knowledgeable Realtor and company that will go above and beyond in marketing to get their clients the best results, search no further...

Realtor Chris Petrucci of Q Properties, serving the Palm Beaches, South Florida, Miami and the Bahamas, has the expertise and dedication to help you sell or buy a property that is the right fit. Chris, along with Q Properties, is selling the luxurious and private community of The Reserve at Hooper’s Bay in Exuma, Bahamas. When you meet Chris, you immediately feel at ease and can tell that he truly cares about helping you through the real estate process. And his experience speaks for itself. With more than 10 years in the real estate business, and previously working as a mortgage broker and in sales and marketing for 25 years, Chris knows the ins and outs of the financial business. These traits combined with his conscientious, professional and ethical approach to real estate have made him successful. Q Properties has over 50 years of combined real estate and development experience. From single family home flips to 1000 units projects, they have found the methods of ensuring profitability in any economic environment. Chris fits that philosophy with a positive attitude and a never quit mentality. “I got into Real Estate because I like the ability to help people sell their homes and purchase a new home, and I have an extensive marketing background,” says Chris, “Q Properties does things differently than the average real estate company does. Customers are able to go on the website and find out all the information on a particular home. They can look for a property, find 62 July 2014 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

Chris Petrucci, Realtor Associate, Julie Marie Olson, Realtor Associate, and J.Richard Allison, Broker/Owner

the value on a property, how many units are available in a certain condo, and much more including a client can view the website in a variety of languages.” J. Richard Allison, broker and partner of Q Properties, says the company is an umbrella for everything related to real estate. “We are not just a real estate brokerage firm, we are so much more. We provide construction services, development services, investment, and capital. We can do anything from helping a customer put in a new bathroom to building them an entire-

ly new house or working on a commercial property,” says Richard. Q Properties Marketing Division is concentrated nationally and internationally, and it is a key element in today’s market. “We cast the net as far and wide as possible, and the most effective is developing relationships with other brokers in areas that we are selling property. It’s important to have those relationships with other brokers and to reach local and international buyers through our marketing and user friendly website. We want people to


know that we are not just a brokerage firm, we can offer so many things, including capital lending, a very high emphasis on service, and knowledge,” says Richard. Most important is the personal connection that Chris offers to clients. That connection is apparent with his many listings throughout South Florida, Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Miami and the Bahamas. Q Properties is assisting in the marketing of The Reserve at Hooper’s Bay in the Exuma, Bahamas. With only 10 lots left at the private, breathtaking community which will blow you away when you come visit the property... now is the time to call Chris for details. These are custom homes ranging from $1 million to $10 million with spectacular views of the beautiful beaches, stunning colorful waters and waves. “There is no other property like them in the entire country. Custom homes with a high level of personal service, a stable government and currency, security, and you can get your title insurance from the U.S.,” says Brent Hurt, Managing Partner for The Reserve at Hooper’s Bay in the Exumas, Bahamas. The Exumas is fast becoming the playground of the rich and famous- for many it already has… Movie stars, professional athletes, and high profile personalities have second homes in the Exumas. Films, such as Pirates of the Caribbean, have been filmed on the breathtaking beaches. “The Reserve at Hooper’s Bay was created to provide the family island experience. It is the crown jewel of the Bahamas with its snow white beaches and pristine waters. A private enclave for a privileged few with only 10 home sites of 3 ¼ acre to 1 acre in size, The Reserve occupies the highest buildable elevations on great Exuma with unparalleled views,” says Brent. In addition to this luxury development, Chris has many high end listings, including at February Point in the Bahamas for $5 million; and a stunning 5 bedroom home in Delray Beach for $2.5 million. “I’m very hands on with guiding my buyers and walking them through the qualification stage and financial parts of the purchase, all the way through showing the properties to the closing. I get a lot of satisfaction when they close because they are very appreciative of my time and efforts I put into it, and it’s very rewarding to see that they are finally going to start their new life,” says Chris. Clients agree that Chris goes the extra mile. Richard Delgatto, who chose Chris to help sell his beautiful 5-bedroom Delray Beach home listed at $2.495 million, says Chris is a “hard worker and very good at what he does. He is very diligent.” Joan Givens, who used Chris to find her home in West Palm, says “I had to find a realtor that is very patient. If I didn’t find him, I probably wouldn’t have a house today.” Call Chris today for all your real estate needs.. and to find out more about South Florida homes and the rare once-in-alifetime opportunity in the Exumas, Bahamas! Q Properties 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 340 Palm Beach FL 33480 561-247-3265 www.QPalmBeach.com ChrisPetrucci@QPalmBeach.com

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special feature ║ MARK GERRETSON MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENT

Mark Gerretson Memorial

20TH anniversary FISHING TOURNAMENT

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The Mark Gerretson Memorial 20th Annual Fishing Tournament will be held August 9th, 2014. Anglers from all over will be coming together for this fishing extravaganza! Thanks to all our supporter’s, approximately $113,000 has been raised for our local community.

The MGMFT’s original goal was to raise money for the Delray Citizens for Delray Police’s Holiday Toy Drive and Kids and Cops Program. Since the tournament has been such a success, it has expanded its charitable donations to other local charities. Other beneficiaries include Atlantic Community High School Scholarships, Achievement Center for Children and Families, Boys and Girls Club of Delray, Cros Ministries Caring Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County, Family Promise of South Palm Beach County, Community Caring Center of Boynton, City of Delray Beach Campaign for Grade Level Reading, Delray Youth Council’s “505” Teen Center’s Turkeys for Families and more. The 2014 presenting sponsor once aging is Merrill Lynch. Other sponsors include: Printer’s Choice, Delray Beach Elks Lodge, Atlantic Ave Magazine, Stuart & Shelby De-

velopment, Searcy Denny Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, Pineapple Newspaper, E. Zuraw & Co. CPA, J. Heffernan Corp., Paradise Bank, Weekes & Callaway, Tuppens Marine & Tackle, Stoner Skateboard’s, Richwagen’s Bike and Sport, Emiliano Brooks Productions and Island Air-conditioning. Entry forms are on the last page of our program which can be found at local sponsors throughout Delray Beach including The Delray Beach Elks Lodge 1770, Ray’s Fishing Tackle, Boynton Fisherman and Delray Camera Shop or ask to have form e-mailed. Registration is $175 per boat (up to 4 anglers) by August 2th. $200 on or after August 3th. Additional anglers are $50 per person. Prize money will be awarded for the following categories: Overall Largest Fish, Largest Wahoo, Largest Dolphin, Largest Kingfish, Largest Mystery Fish, Lady Angler, Jr. Angler

and Family Fun Fish. Each of the four top categories, Wahoo, Dolphin, Kingfish and Mystery Fish, Family Fun Fish guaranteed $200 plus a portion of entry fees. Captain’s meeting is open to the public on August 8th at 6:00 at the Delray Beach Elks Lodge at 265 NE 4th Avenue, Delray Beach. Raffles, dinner and drinks will be available. Beginning at 6:30 AM, boats will depart from either the Boynton Beach inlet or the Boca Raton inlet. Come join the fun at Veterans Park in Delray Beach for the big weigh-in! There will be food, raffles and awards starting at 1:00 pm. Boats must weigh in by 4:00pm.

Last Year’s Mark Gerretson Memorial 19th Annual Fishing Tournament Big Money Maker for Local Fisherman and Local Children’s Charities

Anglers from all over registered 38 boats for this fishing extravaganza! Total payout was $8677! Overall Largest Fish: 36.4 lb King Fish to CraiggMaret of the “Get Sum”- $7022! Wahoo: 34.0 lb to the “23’ Angler”- $385 Dolphin: 21.8 lb to the “Head Hooker”- $385 plus $100 gift certificate Mystery Fish: 6.8 lb Grouper to the “3 Bouys”- $385 Lady Angler: 26.6 lb King Fish to Teresa Schneider of the “Good Angel”- $200 & spa gift & cheer basket Family Fun Fish: to the “Perpetual Mocean” - $200 Junior Angler: 35.6 lb Kingfish to Serenity Schneider of the “Good Angel”- $100 plus custom rod Prizes valued over $12,000 were raffled off during the Captain’s Meeting held at the Delray Beach Elks, and the weigh-in and Awards Ceremony at Veterans Park. Proceeds of over $18,000 will benefit local children and families.

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For more information call Noel at 561-927-8092. To donate raffle prizes email Carol Eaton at ceaton702@aol.com Tournament Committee Mark Gerretson, Tournament Founder; Jennifer Buce; Tim Knapp; Pat Gerretson; Deena Chapman; Gary (Falcon) Musial; Chris Reich; Carol Dugan; Noel Bourque; Paul Shersty; Jim Eaton; Jim Gerretson


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*35,000 based on 2013 Participation and Sponsorship

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special feature ║ SCHRIER FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC

SCHRIER FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC Healing With A Gentle Touch

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Dr. Elan Schrier knows the healing power of good chiropractic care. He experienced it first hand when he was only 13-yearsold. “I had bad migraine headaches from the age of 10 to 13, and even though I tried medication nothing helped. I went to a chiropractor and had a treatment and it went away in one week.”

patient lying on their side with a very small amount of pressure that almost feels like nothing is happening. This allows the spine to move into the right place taking pressure off the spine, discs, nerves and muscles,” said the New York native who grew up in Boca Raton. This gentle attitude and treatment mode is evident the moment you walk into his of-

Dr. Elan Schrier at the front desk

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practic and has been practicing in Pineapple Grove section of Delray Beach for the past few years. What separates Dr. Elan from other Chiropractors is that he practices a gentle type of care that doesn’t involve cracking, twisting or popping. “There is no bending or twisting – the adjustment is done with the

Dr. Elan Schrier scanning patient Matt Williams, looking for nerve function


fice on NE 2nd Avenue. It is there you will see a serene space that is calming yet filled with state-of-the-art equipment and diagnostic tools. The Infrared thermal nerve scan looks for inflammation in the body and is done before and after treatment. Part of this diagnosis comes from an in house X-ray machine. Unlike traditional Xray equipment this one is laser aligned and measures a misaligned vertebrae down to a tenth of a degree. “The more specific the adjustment is to the body the better the results will be and the longer it will last,” he said. There are other subtle differences you will notice when you enter this pristine yet modern office. The consultation room has a square wood table in the middle of the room with matching chairs. There is also a small stand for an iPad for checking out your test results or treatment plan. This more informal room had a purpose that Dr. Schrier deemed important. “This room does not have a desk like some offices because I wanted to make it less intimidating and more inviting. Everything here is digital and we can view the X-rays, posture pictures and treatment with the patient throughout treatment.” Dr. Schrier also has a Posture Analyzer, which is used for patients when they come for their first visit. If the posture is incorrect, according to Dr. Schrier, then it puts stress on 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.” A pain free existence often seems like a far off miracle to some. But for Dr. Schrier’s Patient Jackie getting digital x-rays that will be analyzed for misalignment

Natalia and Jackie in the resting room to help their adjustments last longer

patients that dream can come true. “I was having sinus issues, neck pain, and sciatica and was depressed. When I went to my doctors they said everything was fine. I didn’t want to complain for fear they would pull out a prescription pad and tell me to take drugs. Two chiropractors stopped me and said I needed an adjustment but I didn’t trust them. Then I met Dr. Schrier. After one neck adjustment I quickly returned to the woman I was 20 years ago. I have an 80 percent reduction of pain in my neck, sciatica and foot pain, and I feel good again. I sleep better and the quality of my life has improved dramatically. I am very happy I went to see Dr. Schrier,” said Rosanne Patsy. This success doesn’t surprise Dr. Schrier. He knows that a lot of people like Rosanne can successfully be healed of ailments ranging from low back pain to carpal tunnel syndrome, migraine headaches, digestive disorders, depression, sleep disorders, inner ear disorders (for adults and children), TMJ and fibromyalgia. His philosophy is that healing comes from within and that safe modern Chiropractic treatment allows the body to heal naturally. “Research has shown there is a correlation between the immune system, respiration and the spine/nervous system. An improperly functioning nervous system can cause poor health.” Dr. Schrier has also seen improvements with chronic back pain patients. Matthew Lasky is one of them. “I suffered with debilitating back pain for 14 years. The older I got the more I realized I could not be a prisoner of my body like this. But I was skeptical of Chiropractic care. Then I met Dr. Elan. After my first adjustment I felt like a new man. I

Dr. Elan Schrier setting up Natalia for a gentle adjustment

eventually felt like I was given superpower because I am now able to do things I hadn’t done in such a long time. I am so excited about my life now that I have been given this gift of healing. Take it from one of the world’s biggest skeptics of Chiropractic care - Dr. Elan’s methods are truly genius.” The reason for this positive feedback from Dr. Schrier’s patients is because he is truly in the healing business. He believes in the body’s ability to heal itself with a little help. And he is dedicated to finding out the best (and least invasive) way to do just that. Dr. Schrier invites you to stop by for a complimentary consultation to discuss your health concerns. He is kind, gentle and dedicated to your good health. While you’re there don’t forget to rest a while in the Relaxation Room ( that helps your adjustment last longer). It is there you can sit on a leather zero gravity chair surrounded by the restorative dim lighting, meditation music and heavenly scent. You’ll be glad you did. Schrier Family Chiropractic 315 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 561.445.2648 www.drelan.com

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special feature ║ ALLURE BY THE SEA

Come enjoy the day for manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, and hair

ALLURE BY THE SEA The Day Spa From Heaven By diane feen

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pHOTOs BY MELISSA KORMAN

If you’ve been to Allure by the Sea then you know that this lovely serene space is always up to the challenge of making client’s look and feel beautiful.

Lindsey maintains her glowing skin by having a deep pore cleansing facial once a month with Ela

It’s one thing to offer hair, nails, face and body treatments, but another to help clients feel like they’re in a heavenly space. That’s the goal at this white Cape Cod style day spa owned by seasoned esthetician Ela Molczan. Of course it helps that Allure by the Sea is right near the sea (blocks from the ocean) but that alone would not secure it a spot in the top tier of day spas. Although Molczan lives and breathes the beauty business – she is also adamant that her staff (and their treatments) heal whatever ails you. She wants guests to look their best by way of the perfect haircut, hair color, facial, massage, nail color, waxing, make-up and unique products. You don’t have to go far to hear the words that all day spa owners cherish. “Good skin care is important to me and that is what Ela offers. She is really unique and cares about healthy skin. I don’t have to wear much make-up because my skin is radiant. I also don’t have any sun damage or wrinkles. Ela sends me home with the perfect products as well. As soon as I walk into Allure by the Sea I feel so good, it’s


a refreshing and enjoyable place. I go every month for facials,” said Chloe Bedenbaugh. Ela has been working as an esthetician for 23 years and has a long list of clients that worship at her beauty altar. She gives amazing facials and is adamant that a good facial will clean your pores, lighten dark spots, help those with rosacia and prevent skin cancer. She also has products for the skin and hair that are unique in the marketplace. Most are from Europe and designed to help prevent skin damage and wrinkles. One of her newest lines is from Tizo, and is a mineral based sun screen for sensitive and regular skin. “You don’t get break-outs when you use mineral sunscreen and they have products for sensitive skin that are water resistant,” said Ela. They also have a great line by Sothys of Paris. If you were to ask clients why they come to Allure by the Sea it’s for the combination of expertise, products, customer service and knowledge of their craft. “I come to Allure by the Sea for manicures and pedicures. I am a new client, but I consider myself a dedicated and forever client. Before coming here I was never satisfied. This place just blew me away because it’s clean, the atmosphere is pleasant and my nails never looked so good. I have also heard great things about their other services,” said Rita, an attorney from East Delray. Word of mouth of one of the best ways to get clients, and no one knows that better than Ela. Her clients come from as far away as Australia and the UK, but when they return to Florida they visit Allure by the Sea. So do the locals. Rachael Glever typically goes to this upbeat airy day spa to have her hair cut and colored by Meredith. But just last month she brought her three sisters, mom and grandmother for a day of beauty. The occasion was her beachfront wedding in Delray Beach. “The day of my wedding I had my family come with me to Allure Day Spa for hair and makeup. I love it there because it’s private and intimate and Meredith is awesome. They served us fruit, veggies and drinks and they made it a really great experience,” said Glever. Meredith Yannon cuts hair at Allure by the Sea and has a reputation for excellence. She listens to her clients, finds out about their lifestyles (and preferences) and then does her magic. “I pay attention to what my clients want and give them the proper attention when they’re in my chair. We want them to feel their best when they leave, and to come back,” said Meredith. You don’t have to tell that to Paula Saccomanno and her husband Dennis. They come once a month for haircuts and other treatments

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and couldn’t be happier with the results. “Meredith is the best. She takes her time and does what you ask her to do. Other people do what they want to do. Dennis also loves it there too. It’s so peaceful and serene that sometimes we fall asleep. It’s also immaculately clean and their products are the best. I get compliments on my hair all the time.” Sean Molloy and his wife Corina Macias Molloy feel the same way. Sean goes for massages two or three times a month and recently had what he calls the perfect massage from Stephanie. “I have had massages all over the world, and I live in a country club community, but no one gives massages as good as Allure by the Sea,” said Sean, who travels a lot for his real estate business. Sean and Corina also go to Allure by the Sea for haircuts. “I have been getting my hair cut for the past 13 years by the same person, but recently Meredith cut my hair. She is

so good, she knew exactly how to cut my hair, it was perfect. Allure by the Sea is like a 5-Star salon but it’s down to earth, which I like.” It is testimonials like these that make Ela (and her staff) proud of their achievements. They love what they do and are happy that clients clamor to have treatments at their serene courtyard Day Spa. “When people come here they love the treatments, the make-up for special occasions and the music. We give the best customer service, everyone kisses me when they leave,” said Ela with a smile. Ela invites everyone to experience the Allure by the Sea Day Spa. She guarantees that you will leave happy, healthy and beautiful. ALLURE BY THE SEA 1206 E Atlantic Ave Delray Beach (561) 276-3138 http://www.allurebythesea.com

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special feature ║ board room

Board Room A Water Lover’s Dream And Much More… By nicol jenkins

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Once you enter the ‘Board Room,’ you step into a water oasis for surfers, ocean lovers, and offering a little bit of everything to do with the relaxed, beach life.

The tranquil blue walls, boards of all sizes lining the walls, cases of jewelry, flowing beach dresses and brand apparel for youth, women and men, and a relaxed couch and reggae jams make customers feel as if they are on the beach or riding a wave. That was the atmosphere that owner Adam Runyon wanted to portray when he first opened the doors some three years ago. Since then, Board Room has remained your neighborhood surf and paddle board and apparel boutique with so much more. Owner Adam Runyon and Manager Omar Hernandez greet customers with a friendly hello and guide them to choosing just the right pad-

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dle board or surf board for them. “What sets us apart is our customized store offering a wide selection of unique brands, customer service and quality. We sell what we feel is the best of the best, and not necessarily the most expensive,” says Runyon. Brand names are limitless…Toms, Vissla, Calypso St. Barth, Quiksilver, Olukai, Lightning Bolt, and many more. Anything you need for the beach and the water life, you can find at Board Room, from Starboard and Fanatic boards and men’s and women’s clothing, sunglasses, shoes, jewelry, skateboards, paddle boards, and other apparel and accessories.

Adam, owner next to Starboard blend 11’2” x 30” carbon fiber paddleboard model


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“For the women, we have an upscale boutique, and men have a surf shop, and many families enjoy the whole experience,” says Runyon. The owner grew up paddle boarding and skating and enjoying being on the water. Also, watching his grandfather own a successful garment and wholesale company, Runyon has combined his expertise in retail and his passion for the ocean. His love for the beach town of Delray Beach also ignites the continued growth of the boutique. “There are not many stores where kids can buy a surfboard, and women can buy Tahitian pearls. The entire family can find something they like. It pays to be different. We don’t have what everyone else has and our customers notice that. Plus, we are just 300 yards from the ocean. You can’t get better than that,” says Runyon. Besides a large inventory of clothing and accessories, they even offer paddle board and surf board lessons, sales and rentals. The boards range in height, size and shape, and the staff will help you find the right customized fit, and then will show you how to excel on the water. Some of the long boards can fit an entire family, you can even bring your dog! “We have products for every age, from toddlers to adults, including top brands. We guide our customers every step of the way and we provide the best in customer service. That is the key to keep them coming back,” says Omar Hernandez. While the business is family owned and operated, Runyon says the customers are part of that family. Many visitors come back year after year to

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find a new board or outfit for the Ave. Locals stop in daily just to say hello and catch up on a fun day of surfing the waves. “We get to know a lot of the families that live in Delray Beach and those that are visiting. Many come back and say it’s their favorite store. Many families go paddle boarding together and it has brought their family closer together,” says Runyon, adding, “Paddle boarding has become so popular because it is a great way to exercise and get people out on the water without having to buy a boat. It also builds relationships, and being out in the ocean while on a paddleboard is very peaceful.” All in all, a visit to the Board Room can be a very relaxing experience and you are sure to find something you like! Runyon and his staff find it rewarding to provide great quality products and exemplary customer service to all their customers. “It’s about building relationships and making everyone happy. The best part is when people come in and they are happy and you realize that you are doing a good service. There are not many places you can go to and come back and say this is the best. We have customers that come back and tell us about their positive experience with their new paddle board and we see many walking around town wearing our clothes. It’s just a great feeling,” says Runyon. Board Room 1155 East Atlantic Ave Delray Beach - 561-330-4203 Open 7 days a week from 9 am to 6 pm.

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special feature ║ education

Have you seen the brand new education website, www.pbcedu.org? By LINDA BROWN

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If you haven’t , go to the web and take a tour of education in Palm Beach County, including all of the schools that serve Delray Beach.

The website is the result of a herculean effort by the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County to present a more comprehensive look at education in our community and to overcome old perceptions with a more balanced look at the state of schools preK through post graduate. The idea sprang from a goal setting workshop the BDB board held a few years back in Palm Beach. At that retreat, business leaders lamented that perception was lagging reality when it came to Palm Beach schools. None of the business leaders gathered in the room that day had their heads in the sand—they understood that while progress was being made there were real issues and challenges still to be overcome. But there was also a strong sentiment that education had evolved in Palm Beach County and that the whole picture was being captured by either the media or companies looking to locate here. So over the course of several months, a 40 member BDB committee that included a cross section of business leaders and educators from public, private and parochial schools began meeting to discuss how to better market and present the true state of education in Palm Beach County. The public/private partnership resulted in PBCedu.org, an attractive site that enables visitors to see the whole range of educational options and programs available. The website, PBCedu.org, marks the beginning of the task force’s ef72 July 2014 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

fort to market and communicate the quality educational opportunities that exist in the county. Additional initiatives include integrating positive educational messages in all economic development marketing materials, creating a system for matching student interns with employers, ensuring that high schools have employers at job fairs from the industry clusters prevalent in Palm Beach County and continuing to collaborate with CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Education Commission. “When it comes to education, perception is not reality. A strong educational system is critical to economic development,” said Kelly Smallridge, President and CEO of the BDB. The site features mapping capabilities allowing visitors to look at educational options in different parts of the county and videos that

bring the programs to life. People familiar with the history of education in Delray know that city support for local schools has been very strong. Delray Beach was one of the first cities to form an Education Board and hire a full time education coordinator, Janet Meeks. The city has also spent millions of dollars assisting the district with programs, facilities and the like. The effort to change the conversation about local schools started in Delray in the late 80s, when the developers of Andover, a local subdivision found that they were having a hard time selling homes to families with children. Why? Because of the poor perception and in some cases reality of Delray schools during that era. Local realtors used to refer to the problem as the “Delray dilemma.” Led by Andover developer Tom Fleming, later a key figure in the development of Pineapple Grove, the city and residents developed “Sharing for Excellence” , a detailed blueprint to improve local schools. Sharing for Excellence led to the construction of a new Carver Middle School on Barwick Road, the addition of several special programs including a Montessori Magnet at S.D. Spady Elementary School and physical improvements to school campuses—all in an effort to make the schools more attractive and better performing. The new PBCEdu.org website dovetails with Delray’s ongoing efforts which are funneled through the work of the city’s Education Advisory Board. With school beginning in August, take a tour and learn more about local educational opportunities.


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special feature ║ Tomorrow’s Promise Community School

Tomorrow’s Promise Community School By LINDA BROWN

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Marjorie Waldo, the principal of Tomorrow’s Promise Community School in Delray Beach, began calling her students “Firewalkers” after years of witnessing their strength and resilience.

This past June, Tomorrow’s Promise celebrated its final graduation ceremony for nineteen of Ms. Marjorie’s Firewalkers. After twelve years of building an extended family for hundreds of Palm Beach County’s neediest students, the school voluntarily closed its doors on June 30, 2014. Increased competition and declining enrollment left the team unable to support the financial demands of operating the school. Tomorrow’s Promise spent a dozen years recovering 16 to 21 year old dropouts from economically disadvantaged families and providing education and support, leading to high school diplomas and post-secondary education and employment. The school worked from a whole child model based in healthy and positive relationships with its students; they provided assistance to the students and their families

by providing counseling, tutoring, mentoring, food, transportation, access to scholarships, and opportunities to participate in art, dance, and theater experiences in addition to research based and intensive models of instruction. Tomorrow’s Promise Community School’s vision to develop and grow students who were at risk, and to provide them with the opportunity for academic achievement and personal success which might otherwise seem impossible, grew from the singular vision of Johnny Pun, a local police officer. He saw a need for community policing in our City and, with enough charm and charisma for several men combined, joined forces with Fred Glass, also a member of the Delray Beach Police Department and with Loren Sheffer, the then owner of Borton Volvo Volkswagen. These three men enlisted the City’s help and the Police Depart-

Jhaq Pun (deceased Founder Johnny Pun’s son)

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Graduate Brittany Vilssaint

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ment’s as well. As a result of these innovative and passionate community leaders, Tomorrow’s Promise, then Delray Youth Vocational Charter School, was born in 2002. The school opened its doors to 25 young men and women and within two years there was a waiting list twice the size of their enrollment. By 2005, the school moved into a bigger space with an enrollment nearing 100 students. Johnny’s death in 2005 was devastating – to the entire school community. From the students and families that he and his team offered hope to, to the staff of Tomorrow’s Promise and the city partners and his family and friends, Ms. Marjorie and her Firewalkers were all broken. Somehow, Johnny’s vision and the intensity of his passion left the school’s staff and students strong enough to keep going, and, in the years following his death, Tomorrow’s Promise continued to serve students from Jupiter to Loxahatchee to Boca. At least 1000 students, and 200 diplomas later, the ripple effect of the school’s work will last a lifetime on many of the most needy children and families of Palm Beach County. Margaret Mead said it best, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Now that Tomorrow’s Promise has closed its doors, the last graduating class of Ms. Marjorie’s Firewalkers is moving forward. Graduate Amber Mercado quoted Winnie the Pooh in her speech June 2nd, “Always remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Anyone that ever met one of Tomorrow’s Promise’s incredible students would surely agree with Pooh.


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special feature ║ THE GROVE AT LAKE IDA

THE GROVE AT LAKE IDA Luxury Delray Living At Its Finest By Diane Feen

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Seaside Builders and realtor Linda Lake know a good thing when they see it. That’s why they teamed up together to bring seven luxurious homes to the market.

The new exclusive residences are in the Lake Ida community of Delray Beach. But these are not just any homes. Seaside is building single family Island style homes with all of the amenities that discerning luxury homebuyers want. That means cathedral ceilings, bright sunny rooms, contemporary innovative design detail, large Great Rooms, outdoor covered lanais for entertaining and family gatherings, lush tropical landscaping, balconies and open loft spaces. It is because of these contemporary and upscale advantages that Linda Lake of Fite Shavell & Associates contacted Seaside with the idea to sell them the property. “I was excited to bring in a high quality reputable builder like Seaside to the Lake Ida neighborhood because I knew they would develop a contem-

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porary and upscale development of homes.” The project, called The Grove at Lake Ida, is being built now. And, if you purchase one of these homes (that are each unique in style and detail) you can have it customized to your specifications and individual lifestyle. “If you buy a home at The Grove at Lake Ida soon you will have the opportunity to select colors, loft space, outdoor lanai detail, make upgrades, chose flooring and other interior decisions,” said Lake, of Fite Shavell, the exclusive marketing agent for The Grove at Lake Ida. If you’re not familiar with the Lake Ida neighborhood you should know that it is just a few miles from Delray’s luscious beaches and blocks from the bustling downtown. The Lake Ida residential community is made up of charming tree lined streets, parks, a recre-

ational lake with water sports, fishing, parks, playgrounds and areas for jogging, walking or biking. It is also close to the renowned Delray Beach Playhouse. ‎”We meticulously studied several of the most historically significant homes in Lake Ida as they relate to character, scale, materials, and details. We designed The Grove at Lake Ida to be consistent with those very same characteristics. Front porches, portococheres, board and baton siding, and rooftop dormers are all expressed in the projects of ‘Old Florida’ vernacular,” said project Architect Rich Jones. The homes have two-car garages, private pools with cool finishes, decorative outdoor lighting, soaking tubs, gourmet kitchens, custom crown molding and enough luxurious


amenities to impress you. There are one and two story homes available that range from over 3,000-square-feet to 3,200-square-feet of indoor living space. “We have ventured into the Lake Ida neighborhood with an exciting state-of-theart project consisting of seven island style homes. They are sunny and bright with metal and tile roofs, open floor plans, outdoor extended living spaces, swimming pools, lush native landscaping and are available in one and two story models,” said Tom Laudani, coowner of Seaside Builders. Seaside, a hands-on builder of luxury homes in Palm Beach County, has an excellent design team and a full-time construction crew. Their attention to detail is unparalleled, and they do their own framework and millwork so clients get the home of their dreams. That is why Seaside has teamed up with real estate agent Linda Lake of Fite Shavell & Associates. “Linda and I have worked together in a builder/broker capacity and been very successful in the beach area. Now we are teaming up with her on our new project called The Grove at Lake Ida. Linda understands (and appreciates) our dedication to perfection and the top quality luxury homes that we consistently build. We are excited to continue this relationship to The Grove at Lake Ida project,” said Laudani. Fite Shavell & Associates, the leading luxury real estate firm in the Palm Beaches, has national experience and a global approach to selling real estate. “We combine flexibility with traditional values that clients trust. We are committed to personalized service, expert guidance with absolute integrity,” said Lake, who has been a top producing real estate agent in South Florida for the past 25 years. Some of the details that make The Grove at Lake Ida homes so desirable are the hardwood floors, eight-foot interior doors, recessed lighting, Wi-Fi/Cat 5 automation and a security system. Each home also has hurricane impact rated windows and doors, concrete block and stucco construction, outdoor covered lanai, Caesarstone counters and custom wood cabinetry. The bathrooms

Linda lake exclusive marketing agent for The Grove properties at Lake Ida

have custom wood cabinets, soaking tubs, custom chrome hardware and fixtures, glass shower enclosures and doors and porcelain tile floors. Each home at The Grove at Lake Ida comes with interior design services, up-grade packages, builder warrantees, personalized service, on-site supervision and a long term commitment to the community. “We have our own definite style when building homes. We are meticulous when it comes to unique details, moldings, outdoor living spaces, sophisticated styling and interiors. Above all customer service is paramount,” adds Laudani. That is why Lake is so excited about her continued relationship with Seaside Build-

ers. She urges all potential home buyers to come and see what The Grove at Lake Ida is all about. The community is well known for its idyllic landscaping and community values. Lake is available to go over the different floor plans available and define specifications, finishes, design details and upgrade packages. Project brochures are also available at the Fite Shavell & Associates office at 648 George Bush Boulevard in Delray Beach, or upon request. For more information about The Grove at Lake Ida, or about Fite Shavell & Associates, contact Linda Lake at 561-702-4898 Llake1@bellsouth.net

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special feature ║ delray beach marketing cooperative

Summer is Always Cool in Delray Beach

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By Gary Schweikhart

Word is spreading fast across the country about all the cool things Delray Beach has to offer this summer.

With so much going on – including great events such as the annual Fourth of July Celebration and the Aug. 21st On The Ave festivities on West Atlantic Avenue – it’s not surprising that hotels are seeing increased bookings and that businesses and restaurants are seeing more customers. But there’s no need to let tourists have all the fun. Specials abound and waiting times and traffic congestion all but gone. This is the perfect time to see 2012’s Most Fun Small Town in America like a tourist. “Summer is a great time for local residents and visitors from throughout South Florida to come to Delray Beach and take advantage of all the fun things to do here,” said Stephanie Immelman, executive director of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative. “It’s the time of year when locals can get outstanding deals while supporting our merchants, restaurants, museums and entertainment venues.” Here are just a few of the cool things happening in Delray Beach this summer. Summer Happenings There are plenty of special events going on this summer at Delray Beach museums and galleries. The From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Paper as Art exhibition at the Cornell Museum in the Delray Beach Center for the Arts showcases a world where ordinary paper has been transformed into extraordinary works of art. The exhibit runs until Aug. 24. There’s a $5 admission fee. Nearby, there’s Art Cinema at The Crest every Wednesday, with screenings at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. followed by a group discussion. There’s a $10 fee. At the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Sushi & Stroll is back for three 78 July 2014 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

more Fridays: July 11, Aug. 8 and Sept. 12. Events are from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and include Taiko drumming Delray Beach Watersports boats performances. Tickets are $7. You can take a “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour, For wine and art connoisseurs, Vino Van hosted by the Spady Museum on July 12, Aug. Gogh Wine and Art Bar in Pineapple Grove 9 and Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at a cost offers a summer special of two classes and of $20. two glasses of wine – one each for you and a Summer at the Sandoway House Nature friend, or two for you – for $50. Center is when you’ll find the Jurassic Parts And don’t forget, if you want to really experiexhibit, featuring hundreds of shark parts ence Delray like a tourist there are great sumthrough Aug. 31 for $4. Don’t miss daily shark mer specials at area hotels and restaurants. feedings while you’re there. To learn more about all the Delray has to ofArt Walk in Downtown Delray, offering fer this summer visit www.visitdelraybeach.org visitors a chance to view special artist showings at galleries and studios in the Pineapple Special Summer Events Grove Art District, is back on the first Friday of every month. July 4th Celebration Great Things to Do and Summer Specials You’ll find no place cooler than Delray Beach for water sports and for summer discounts at golf courses, tennis centers and most hotels and attractions. If a full day of golf is too much, head over to Putt’n Around Delray Beach for a round of mini golf. Delray Yacht Cruises is offering special rates for its two-hour daily narrated Intracoastal cruises and on brunch and dinner cruises. Along with a great beach, you’ll find cool things under the sea when scuba diving, or snorkeling. Scuba Center Delray can get you set up. For fun on the water try paddle boarding, sailing and surfing. Delray Beach Watersports and newcomers The Salt Fly specialize in these type of activities.

3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. A1A and Atlantic Avenue Splash Zone, live entertainment, fireworks at 9 p.m. Free and open to the public www.JulyFourthDelrayBeach.com

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special feature ║ PRICE FLOORING

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PRICE FLOORING Making Your Home A Showplace By Diane Feen Photos by melissa Korman

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Ray Price aims to please. That’s why he imports the highest quality flooring products and passes along the savings along to his customers.

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But price is not the only thing that gets the owner of Price Flooring in high gear. “If you do what you say you are going to do then everyone is happy,” said the recent recipient of the 2014 Delray Beach People’s Choice Award for flooring. And there are a lot of happy customers at Price Flooring. So much so that Ray recently opened a new showroom for his kitchen and bath company called Priceless Kitchens and Baths. Why would a flooring veteran of so many years enter the competitive world of kitchen and bath supplies? “We had so many customers asking us where they can go to get a new kitchen built without drama and mistakes so we decided to go into that business,” said Ray. There is another reason for Price Floorings continued success. They have their own installers and showroom designers who make sure that all jobs are done properly. They also put a high priority on workmanship and quality, and it shows.


“We have seven people working in the showroom and we do over 100 installations a month. People know they can trust us,” said Ray. Price Flooring also carries new products that benefit customer’s lifestyles and priorities. Their Shaw gallery of carpets is one of the largest around and they recently introduced a soft natural carpet made in the USA that comes in 42 different SKU’s and 50 colors. Called Caress by Shaw it is made of Anso® nylon and is soft, stain resistant and inspired by nature. The R2X stain resistant quality is something that Shaw developed to provide durability and wearability for people who wanted a natural softness with strong endurance. The carpets are recyclable and have an extended warrantee. Price Flooring also has a new way to help you get the area rug of your dreams. “We have a Custom Area Rug Program that allows you to design your own area rug for your home. You can put any border, trim or color on it and design it on your computer and then we’ll have it made for you,” said Ray, who added that Price Flooring has an extensive selection of rugs from textured, to looped, patterned, twisted, Berber, shag and more. They also added a larger selection of glass and mosaic tiles for backsplashes or accent areas in kitchens, bathrooms, showers, swimming pools, fireplaces and beyond. These small decorative glass, stone and tiny color-filled tiles are available in over 1000 styles and colors. They range from bright fluorescent hues to more natural stone shapes and finishes. “It’s just unheard of to have this amount of mosaic tile selection. But we saw a bigger demand and decided to fill it with prices that are affordable,” said Ray. When it comes to tile, laminate and wood flooring Price has you covered, so to speak. They have tile for as low as 99 cents per-square-foot and offer stylish porcelain tiles that mimic their wood counterparts. There are porcelain tiles with wood grain stain and others that look almost like linen with designer quality and fanfare. They also have a full selection of ceramic tiles and laminate flooring in rich colors or savvy neutrals. “We now have what we call ‘Price Busters’ which are lower prices than many of our competitors. We can do that because we import or stock so much of it we can offer wholesale prices to our retail customers.”

Ray Price and Anthony Luria, of Priceless Kitchens inc.

Since Ray started out in the flooring business over 27 years ago it is fitting that his retail stores reflect this expertise. This demand for excellence and expertise is what propelled him into the kitchen and bath business. “We are now a one-stop-shop for all of your home needs. We can customize your bathroom or kitchen needs and make sure you get the job done right. We also sell shower heads and kitchen faucets with water purifiers built in.” It also helps that all installers of Price Flooring and Priceless Kitchens and Baths are licensed, Insured and bonded. The do work from Broward county to Palm Beach county and offer free in-home estimates. “We deal directly with manufacturers of carpet, wood, laminate and marble flooring. We have products for every budget as well as custom tile bathrooms complete with vanity. Come visit our 4,000-square-foot showroom for the latest flooring trends or our new Priceless Kitchens and Baths showroom around the corner,” said Ray. Price Flooring also does commercial jobs as well. To help with their growing flooring business Ray hired his brother Peter Price. Peter, who was in retail sales, is part of their affable sales team in their Delray Beach showroom on the NW corner of Congress Avenue and Atlantic Avenue. Ray invites everyone to stop by the Price Flooring Showroom and the new Priceless Kitchens and Baths Showroom to see what

all the fuss is about. You will be dazzled by their new selection of products and the variety of styles and design options that will fit your home and your lifestyle. “We do it all now,” added Ray. Check it out. Price Flooring 2001 W Atlantic Ave. Suite B - Delray Beach Open Monday - Saturday 8am - 5pm Call for a Free Quote - 561-243-9898

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Art Cinema Returns to the Crest Theatre, July 9th through August 27th All of us at Delray Beach Center for the Arts are excited to bring back Art Cinema at the Crest, a weekly summer film series, opening July 9th and running through August 27th. Screenings are at 4:00 and 7:30 p.m., every Wednesday, with post-film discussion led by Caroline Breder-Watts, film historian and radio host on WLRN and Arts Radio Network. Tickets are $10; members of Delray Beach Center for the Arts receive FREE admission! Art Cinema at the Crest celebrates the art of film – the storylines, actors, producers and the technology of the time. This summer, we have something for everyone – from classics to contemporary. Come enjoy the intimate Crest Theatre! The bar will be open with beer, wine, snacks and the occasional signature cocktail.

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July 16, 2014 – The Grand Budapest Hotel This 2014 comedy stars Ralph Fiennes and F. Murray Abraham. It’s the story ofthe adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. July 23, 2014 – Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, this 1974 comedy stars Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder and Slim Pickens. In classic Mel Brooks’ style, the story revolves around a corrupt political boss, who appoints a black sheriff in an effort to ruin a western town; but the sheriff promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

July 30, 2014 –Nebraska An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a milliondollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize in this 2013 adventure/drama. The film stars Bruce Dern, Will Forte and June Squibb.

August 6, 2014 – Led Zeppelin – The Song Remains the Same The 1976 music documentary features a Led Zeppelin concert filmed in Madison Square Garden, New York.

August 13, 2014 –All About Eve The classic 1950 drama, starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter and George Sanders, tells the story of an ingénue, who insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theatre friends. August 20, 2014 –Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis The 2014 music drama, starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and John Goodman, focuses on a week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. August 27, 2014 –Caddyshack The 1980 comedy classic starring, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and Bill Murray, tells the hilarious story of an exclusive golf club that has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive,“dancing” gopher. 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 information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-2437922 or visit DelrayArts.org.


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IAN MELLUL

A Young Leader Making A Difference By Diane Feen

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It’s pretty easy to see that Ian Mellul is destined for greatness. The 20-year-old Delray resident was President of his freshman and sophomore class at Boca Raton High School and Parliamentarian of the Palm Beach County Association of Student Councils.

He was also elected President of the Florida Association of Student Councils, student representative to the Palm Beach County School Board and student representative to the Palm Beach County Parent Teacher Student Association. To say that Mellul rarely sits on the sidelines is an understatement. That is why many in the community are rooting for this young man who just returned from Washington as a budding political superstar. The reason? He just finished an internship at the White House. “When I got a call from the White House Personnel Department I was doing laundry and thought perhaps there was a mistake. After discussing public policy, my goals, experience and qualifications, I was accepted as a White House intern in the Presidential Personnel Department.” This coveted internship meant Mellul had to scale back his course load at George Washington University to work full-time in the White House. As an intern he was on the recruitment team that managed the Presidents political appointments for various agencies. “The people who work for the President have a true sense of public service. They work long hours and are not paid much. I learned that people matter and that everyone brings something unique to the table. There is also something very important about the diversity of our life experiences.” Diversity is one thing that Mellul has an easy time understanding. In high school he created a state wide community service project known as “Operation Not Forgotten.” This initiative was on behalf of students across the state to help support military families. He was also a field director in a Boca Raton City Council race while in high school. And in his freshman year in college he was a finance intern for Bill Nelson and a legislative intern for Senator Brian Schatz. “I

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took classes from 8 am to 10:30 pm two days a week and the other three days I got hands-on experience attending committee meetings and preparing briefing binders for the Senator.” To know Mellul is to know that he is rarely a rookie intern. He rises to every occasion with a brand of self assurance and earnestness that captivates those around him. Just ask Andy Winer, Chief of Staff for Senator Schatz. “As a smart, hard-working, and capable intern, Ian quickly earned the trust of our office. His responsibilities expanded from assisting with front office duties to helping legislative staff prepare important materials for the Senator.” You would think that Mellul’s grades would suffer from all his political work on the Hill, but quite to the contrary, he was admitted into GW University’s Honors Program. He also spent a summer (last year) as a field organizer for Cary Glickstein’s Mayoral campaign. Again he took away some philosophical capital. “Mayor Glickstein is not afraid to do the right thing even if it is not popular. He does what is right for the people. That is the real reason to work in politics.” President Obama told him (and the other White House interns) the same thing when he spoke to the outgoing interns last month. “At the end of my internship we all met in the East Room of the White House and the President spoke to us. The two most important things he said were: ‘Don’t go into politics just for a title or an office but run for something because you want to make a difference.’ He also told us all to follow our passion.” That is exactly what this young Delray fellow is doing. He knows public service is his calling and that working in the White House for the President was a rare privilege. He also understands that the rarified world of national politics is somewhat of a surreal situation for a sophomore in college. Yet Mellul was


able to balance them both delicately with a sense of purpose and priority. “The most surreal thing was that my dorm was four blocks from the White House and at 7:45 am I would walk through campus in a suit and tie and see my friends. But I walked another two blocks and I would enter the gates of the White House. It was a privilege to work for the President’s team - every day was a challenge.” It is challenges that young Mellul thrives on. And it is challenges that make him standout among his peers. He credits mentor (and friend) Jeff Perlman for much of his enthusiasm and passion for the political sphere. And it is Perlman who sees Mellul’s highly developed partisan passion. “Ian is a very special guy. He’s so accomplished at such a young age, but Ian is a lot more than a resume. He’s someone who radiates warmth, smarts and leadership. Ian is not just book smart; he’s people smart and has a very big heart. That’s what separates the good ones from the great ones. He genuinely cares about people and is drawn to public service so he can help others. He’s a leader in the best sense of the word. He’s going to do great things, I’m sure of it,” said former Mayor Jeff Perlman. Current Mayor Cary Glickstein couldn’t agree more. “Ian is a homegrown talent who is impressive in many respects. He’s the kind of young man who I hope decides to come back to our community with his good ideas and innovative approach when his time in Washington is finished.” We applaud this young man who understands civic responsibility and knows that making a difference in the world is far greater than being different. As Mellul (who is an accomplished magician) likes to say, “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” With everyone weighing in on this young political wunderkind he doesn’t have to worry about tomorrow, he just has to stay the course. “I am proud of what Ian has accomplished and know he has a bright future ahead,” adds Winer.

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dining ║ restaurant review A signature latte with flower art- Chocolate chip biscotti, chocolate croissant, apple baguette

Vive Delray The Coffee Way

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Great coffee houses are a thing of legends. In Paris great thinkers would congregate over a brew or a blend. And in Manhattan playwrights and intellectuals spent hours discussing their world views and artistic bent at coffee houses.

In many instances restaurateurs just forgot about coffee houses – but not Howard Molder and Art Schulman. They forged ahead into the dense playing field of coffee beans, coffee blends, roasted flavors and international coffees from around the world. It wasn’t a big stretch for Molder, who was in the coffee business for many years, but it was an act of faith to bring his culinary wisdom to uncharted territory: West Delray Beach. “There is a difference between a coffee shop and a coffee house. In the later you have a professional Barista who knows 96

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about the coffee beans and the grinds,” said Molder, who credits Meghan for bringing coffee expertise to his chic yet comfy coffee house, The Grind Café at The Marketplace. Since Molder and Schulman know that man (and woman) cannot exist on coffee alone they added other delicacies to make customer’s endorphins peak. They offer wraps and Panini’s with turkey, chicken, ham and other deli meats, but the object of much affection is their desserts. It is this realm that Molder enjoys the thrill of the hunt. “I search the globe for decadent des-

Classic ham and cheese spinach wrap with Passion fruit smoothie


serts that will make our customer’s happy. Many of our sweet stuff is baked on the premises and served fresh, which most of our customers really enjoy.” One of the most popular (yet unusual) items is called a Macaron. This French delight is made of ground almonds and soft meringue with a creamy center. They come in flavors like peanut butter and jelly, pistachio and maple rhubarb and taste like heaven has just landed on your tongue. They also have the best Carrot Cake this side of the Mississippi and Red Velvet cake that is the first thing to fly out the door on a busy day. There’s also Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie, Salted Caramel Cheesecake, Chocolate Blackout Cake, Triple Mouse, Chocolate fantasy Mouse, Amaretto Cheesecake as well as assorted Fresh Croissants. If variety is the spice of life then The Grind Café is living large. That’s why locals like Arnie Werther and his wife Joni frequent this comfy spot with the outdoor café quite frequently. “We come for everything; the turkey wraps with red pepper, the macarons and the coffee. We also love the music,” said Arnie. It is music that adds another sweet spot for The Grind Café customers. Friday and Saturday nights they have live music and Thursday night is Karaoke night. Liz Sharp has been playing to rave reviews and Jonny Loew brings Elvis melodies to life. The Grind Café is also open for Breakfast from 8:30 am to 12 pm most days of the week and from 9 am to 3:00 on Sunday. They serve the freshest orange juice on the planet (the juicer is an exotic find from Europe) as well as eggs, omelettes, breakfast pastries (to die for) and small plates of fruit, bacon, sausage and nova with bagel or croissant. You also have your choice of exotic coffees, cappuccino, espresso, latte’s and teas of all stripes. Since Molder is a foodie of epic proportion he wants to make sure that customers experience unique frozen coffee drinks. “We import our coffee from the finest coffee makers around the world. Each has its own nuances and flavors. Some are bold. Some are mellow, but all are amazing with no bitter aftertaste,” he said. They have coffee from Ecuador, Ethiopia, Brazil, Kenya and Florida. They also serve wonderful Frappuccinos with names like Coffee Toffee, Chai, Vanilla Chai, Mocha and Cookies and Cream. You can add a shot of espresso to your drink, or have coffee or Frappuccino with soy milk,

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almond milk, whole milk or skim. If you like to live on the edge of decadency (or have a sweet tooth that needs nurturing) try their triple threat, which is Espresso, Cocoa powder, Steamed milk and Chocolate sauce. If you’re in the mood for a terrific sandwich check out their Panini with turkey, basil spread roasted peppers and onions. Served on fresh Ciabatta bread it will hit the spot. You can also customize your sandwich, wrap or Panini with pine nuts, cheese, walnuts, bacon or any of their other sides. “There is no better way to compliment the best coffee than with mouth-watering desserts, baked goods and pastries. From our homemade muffins and brownies, to biscotti that will blow your mind, you will find something you love at the Grind Cafe. Even the most discerning taste buds will dance with joy,” said Schulman. Another dessert that has customers quite joyful are their homemade apricot and raspberry Hamantaschen and Rugelach in cinnamon, cappuccino, blueberry and chocolate cherry. They also have chocolate twists and homemade muffins that are so good you might find yourself craving them at all three meals.

There’s also free Wi-Fi, leather arm chairs, a comfy couch, dark wood porcelain flooring and mood enhancing scone lighting. It’s this combination that has New Orleans born Delray resident Carol delighted with The Grind Café. “We’ve eaten here many times. We love eating here or taking things to go. I love the Mocha cake and the Macarons. It’s very comfortable and family friendly.” It’s people like Carol (and other faithful customers) that make this upscale Coffee House a labor of love for both Molder and Schulman. “There is no better pairing to the best cup of coffee in Delray than with mouthwatering desserts at the Grind Café,” said Molder. “From chocolate cake you would kill for, to cookies that are amazing, no matter what you’re in the mood for you can get it at the Grind Cafe! We also have Glutenfree desserts.” The GRIND CAFÉ The Markeplace 14859 Lyons Road #132 Delray Beach, FL 33446 561-270-2058 www.GrindCafeDelray.com

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The Delray Gourmet Recipe Contest

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Winning Recipe By Susan Paulus

Finn-atic Lion Fish with Wilted Greens & Gnocchi in Sage Butter Sauce ingredients

1 pound lion fish 1/3 cup of plain flour 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 large eggs 2 Tablespoons of Meyes Lemon Olive Oil from The Olive Taste of Delray

2 Tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 2 Tablespoons of parsley, chopped Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 Tablespoon butter 1/2 cup white wine 2 teaspoons capers Splash of hot sauce

Note: Use as many local ingredients as possible. Loin Fish - Finn-Atic Fish Co, Delray Green Market Olive Oils - Olive Taste, Pineapple Grove Eggs and butter - Heritage Hen Farm, Delray Beach Greens and onions - Thomas Farms, Delray Green Market Gnocchi - Pasta Amore, Delray Green Market Cooking instructions

Pat lion fish dry with a paper towel. Beat the two eggs in a shallow dish. Add the splash of hot sauce (I used Crystal). Mix the flour, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper in another shallow dish. Taste the flour to check the seasoning and adjust if needed. Heat The Olive Taste of Delray Meyer Lemon and olive oil in a 12 inch skillet over medium high heat until hot. Dip the fish in the egg mixture and then dredge in the flour mixture. Sauté fish in hot oil for about 3 minutes per side or until flakes in the center with a fork depending on the thickness of the fish. Remove the fish to a holding dish. Add the chopped garlic to the pan and cook for about a minute. Add the white wine and lemon juice and reduce by half, about 3 - 5 minutes. Add the butter to the pan and swirl to melt. Add capers and parsley. Remove from heat. Wilted Greens Wash 1 package of spinach or a bunch of Swiss Chard. Chop the greens in to ribbons. In a deep skillet or pan, heat 1 tablespoon of The Olive Taste of Delray Tuscan Herb infused olive oil over medium heat. Add 1/2 cup of chopped onion and cook for 3 - 5 minutes. Add 2 cloves of chopped garlic and cook about a minute. 98

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Add the greens, 1/2 teaspoon salt, sprinkle of red pepper flakes, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and stir to mix. Cover the pan and cook for 3 minutes. Stir the greens to mix the top with the more wilted greens on the bottom. Cook covered for another two minutes. Greens will be Southern tender for serving. Adjust seasoning to taste. Remove from heat.

Gnocchi with Sage Butter Sauce Heat about 6 cups of water in a large pan. Salt well, about 2 teaspoons. Bring to a rolling boil. Add 16 frozen Gnocchi. Cook until the gnocchi float. Strain gnocchi reserving 1/2 cup of gnocchi cooking liquid. In a medium skillet heat 1 tablespoon of Tuscan Herb flavored olive oil. Add 1 clove of chopped garlic. Cook for one minute or so. Add one tablespoons of butter and swirl the pan to melt. Cook for about a minute. Add gnocchi and cook for about a minute. Add gnocchi cooking liquid and cook for about two minutes or until thick. Add 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage. To Serve Place half of the greens in the bottom of two serving bowls. Top with fish. Pour the fish sauce over the fish. Place gnocchi and the side of the bowl beside the fish. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and enjoy!


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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 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

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

Outback 1300 Linton Blvd, DB 561-272-7201

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shula Burger Delray Marketplace Atlantic & Lyons DB, 561-404-1347 The Beat Cup Cafe 660 Linton Blvd 109,110 DB 561-266-2611 The Grove Restaurant 187 NE 2 Ave., DB 561-789-8636 The Office 201 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-276-3600 The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel 14451 S Military Trail, DB 561-455-7490 The Porch Restaurant 85 SE 6th Ave, DB 561-303-3647 Tryst 4 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-921-0201


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dining ║ guide Buddha Sky Bar 217 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-450-7557

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

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

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

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

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

Lemongrass Bistro 420 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-5050 Ming’s Garden Chinese 271 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-276-3333

Taverna Opa Restaurant Greek Cuisine 270 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-303-3602 The Greek Bistro 1832 S Federal Hwy DB, 561-266-8976

Union 8 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-400-4720

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

Asian/Sushi/Chinese

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

Puro’s Cigar 777 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-6118 Spot Coffee 44 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-455-4041 Starbucks 205 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-243-9332 Starbucks 502 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-265-3273 The Grind Caffe Delray Marketplace Atlantic & Lyons 561-270-3036

Health Food Ciao Sidewalk Café 1208 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-4520

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cupcake Courture Sweet Boutique 328 E Atlantic Ave, DB - 561-276-2334

Nutrition Cottage 407 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-8571

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Carpe Diem 110 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-455-2140 Joseph’s Wine Bar 200 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-272-6100

Orange Leaf Café Soft Serve Yogurt 418 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-894-8230

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cucina Fra Diavolo 14414 S. Military Trail DB, 561-266-3322

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tramonti Italian Ristorante 119 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-1944 Vic & Angelo’s 290 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-9570


Latin/Caribbean Bamboo Fire Café 149 NW 4th Ave, DB 561-749-0973 Cabana El Ray 105 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-274-9090 Cevíche Tapas Bar & Restaurant 116 NE 6th Ave DB 561-894-8599 Old Calypso 900 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-279-2300

Mexican Senor Burrito 142 SE 6th Ave #E, DB 561-278-5757 Pubs/Clubs

Delux 16 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-279-4792

Tag Bar 25 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-801-3247

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

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

Kevro Studio & Art Bar 166 SE 2nd Ave, DB 561-278-9675 N2 Winebar 104 NE 2nd Ave The Hyatt Place 561-278-6802 O’Connors Irish Pub 210 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-330-0022 Pepe’s Hideaway 1045 E Atlantic Ave, Db 561-276-3570

Seafood Boston’s on the Beach 40 S Ocean Blvd, DB 561-278-3364 City Oyster 213 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-0220 Dee Dee’s Coch & Rib 25 SW 5th Ave, DB 561-276-1124 J & J Seafood Bar & Grill 634 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-3390

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dining ║ guide

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

Cornell Café Morikami Museum 4000 Morikami Park Rd, DB

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

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

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

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

Sandwich/Deli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Boca Pita Express 7158 Beracasa Way Boca 561-750-0088 Bogart’s Bar & Grille 3200 Airport Road Boca 561-544-3044

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Grille on Congress 5101 Congress Av. Boca 561-912-9800 Grand Lux Café Town Ctr Mall, 6000 Glades Road, Boca 561-392-2141

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


dining ║ guide Max’s Grille Mizner Park-404 Plaza Real Boca 561-368-0080. Morton’s The Steakhouse Shops at Boca-5050 Town Ctr Circle Boca 561-392-7724 New York Prime 2350 N.W. Executive Ctr Drive. Boca 561-998-3881 Oceans 18 5801 NW 2nd Av Boca 561-994-0400 Pavilion Grille 391 Yamato Road, Boca 561-912-0000 Polo’s Restaurant 5030 Champion Blvd., Boca; 561-997-2920 Ruth’s Chris Steak House 225 N.E.Mizner Blvd., Boca, 561-392-6746 Seasons 52 2300 N.W.Executive Ctr, Boca-561-998-9952 Six Tables 112 N.E. 2cnd St., Boca 561-347-6260 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 Blu Bambu Modern Vietnamese Cuisine 45b Royal Palm 561-393-0096 108 July 2014 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com 108 July 2014 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

Bluefin Sushi Thai Grill 861 Yamato Rd. Boca 561-981-8986 Cay Da Vietnamese 7400 N. Fed. Highway., Boca, 561-998-0278 Daimatsu Sushi 41 Royal Palm Place, Boca -561-361-7557 Fah Asian Bistro Boca Valley Shopping Plaza -7461 N.Fed Hwy. Boca561-241-0400 5 Spice Asian Market Shoppes at Blue Lake 1200 Yamato Rd. 561-989-1688 Fuji Palms Plaza-22191 Powerline Rd., Boca 561-392-8778 Ichiban Sumerset Shoppes-8841 Glades Road Boca 561-451-2429 Kyoto 11395 “D” W. Palmetto Park Rd., Boca, 561-482-7720 La Tre 249 E.Palmetto Park Rd. Boca-561-392-4568 Masamune Japanese Restaurant 3011 Yamato Rd. Boca 561-241-8400 Osaka Sushi 9168 Glades Rd. Boca 561-451-1707

Phuket Thai Restaurant Palms Plaza-22191 Powerline Rd., Boca 561-447-8863 Saba 499 S.Fed. Hwy., Boca 561-353-4600 Siam Sea 7860 Glades Rd. Boca 561-483-3440; Soba Sushi Mizner Park, 415 Plaza Real. Boca, 561-620-0606 Stir Crazy Café Town Ctr-6000 Glades Rd., Boca 561-338-7500. Sushi Masa 7140 Beracasa Way, 561-395-8862 Sushi Ray Shops at Boca Ctr-5250, Town Ctr Circle.Boca 561-394-9506 Sushi Thai 100 NE 2cnd St., Boca 561750-4448 Sushi Zen 22191 Powerline Rd., Boca 561-392-8778 Taisho 20423 State Rd 7. Boca 561-479-0041 Tempura House The Reserve-9858 Clint Moore Road. Building 561-883-6088

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

Uncle Tai’s Shops at Boca Ctr-5250 Town Ctr Circle. -Boca-561368-8806

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

Yokohama Sushi 60 N Fed. Hwy, Boca. 561392-9328


Bakery of France 625 NE Spanish River Blvd., Boca, 561-7028634

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

Bistro Providence 2399 N.Fed. Highway. Boca-561-368-2340

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

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

Avra Taverna 3001 E. Comm. Blvd. & Bayview Dr., Ft. Lauderdale 954-616-1514

Continental

Cote France Café 100K Plaza Real South, Boca. 561-955-6021 Casmir French Bistro 416 Via De Palmas #81, Royal Palm Place, Boca, 561-955-6001 European Café Boca 99 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca, 561-392-6059 Le French Bistro 6676 Parkside Dr., Parkland, FL 954-755-0708 Le Pescatore Wharfside Plaza 6909 S.W. 18th St. Boca 561-750-8088 Le Rivage 450 N.E.20th St. Boca561-620-0033 St.Tropez 7000 W.Camino Real Boca -561-368-8580 Tiramisu 170 W. Camino Real. Boca, 561-338-9692 Casa D’Angelo 171 E Palmetto Park Rd. Boca. 561-3381703

Taverna Kalamata 39 SE 1st Avnue Boca, 33432 561-393-7171 Taverna Kyma 6298 N. Fed. Hywy. Boca 33487 561-994-2828

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

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, Boca-561-544-8838 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

Peace a Pizza Shoppes at Blue Lake1200, Yamato Rd. Boca 561-998-Best (2378) Pellegrino’s Ristorante 3360 N Federal Highway, Boca Plaza, Boca Fl. 33431 561-368-5520 Renzo’s of Boca 5999 N. Fed. Highway. Boca-561-994-3495 Rino Vesuvio 3360 N. Fed. Hwy. Boca- 561-368-5520 Ristorante Sapori Royal Palm Place-301 Via De Palmas., Boca 561-367-9779 Saporissimo 366 E. Palmetto Park. Boca- 561-750-2333 Times Sq. Pizzeria & Grill 6006 SW 18th St # B4, Boca, 561 393-6757 www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com | July 2014 109 www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com | July 2014 109


dining ║ guide 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

Deli/Cafés Beany’s Café 126 NE 2nd St., Boca. 561392-1085

Latin/Caribbean

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

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

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

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

Eilat Café kosher Wharfside Plaza-6853 S.W.18th St.Boca 561-368-6880

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seafood Legal Sea Foods Town Ctr-6000 W. Glades Road Boca 561-447-2112

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McCormick&Shmick’s University Commons -1400 Glades Rd. Boca. 561-394-2428

Anatolia 212 S. Fed. Hwy., Boca, 561361-4000, Wkdys Rustic Cellar Royal Palm Place409 S.E.Mizner Blvd. Boca-561-392-5237

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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 Stephanie IMMELMAN

Photo by Norman Karl Garrett, courtesy of the Delray Camera Shop

The Trailblazers These Pineapple Grove long timers have been around as long as that banyan tree on NE 2nd Avenue and they aren’t going anywhere! All of them are deeply rooted in the Pineapple Grove community. Meet Chris Reich of the Delray Camera Shop. You know, the building with the mural on it. Chris has been in Pineapple Grove since ’68. Joanne Sinchuk moved her book store, Murder on the Beach, from Miami to the Grove 12 years ago and has never looked back. And any late nighter will know Heather Racine hanging with the local cast of characters at their longtime hideout, O’Connor’s Pub.

Heather Joanne Sinchuk

During our time here, we’ve seen Pineapple Grove go from a side street off of Atlantic Avenue, to a thriving shopping destination for our loyal customers. And they can always find a place to park!

We’re happy with the way things have developed in the Grove. We love being part of the community. You’ve got a gym, restaurants, salons, dry cleaner, post office, book store, camera shop. Pineapple Grove is its own entity and has its own identity and O’Connor’s is the local watering hole. We’re happy to have our piece of the pie.

Chris Reich

I love the Grove. After 46 years, where am I gonna go? It’s my home. I spend more time here than anywhere. Luckily I’m blessed with a great group of people to work with. I just get to show up!

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nature eat biologically dead, processed, cooked food. They eat raw food every day, every time. All the nutrients are in that raw food. Wild animals never buy supplements or vitamins in nature. They seek out foods that will supply them with the essential nutrients they need. So, did our pets also evolve into developing cancer? How about dental problems, allergies, hip and joint issues including any of the hundreds of diseases and conditions we have seen ever since we started exclusively feeding processed pet foods as opposed to real, biologically appropriate diets? How do wolves, fox, coyotes, dingoes and other wild canines survive without vaccines, preventive drugs or modern medicine? Has our modern pet truly evolved into a needy and dependent animal? If this were true then why can our dogs and cats go from being quiet house pets to feral hunters and survivors in only weeks? What about the genetics of our pets? Our domestic dogs can breed with their brothers and sisters, the wolf. This means that the genetics has not changed. Any evolution would create a problem here. They would not be able to procreate.

Yes, we see anatomical differences because of selective breeding for very specific traits but don’t we see that in nature? What about the biggest buck deer having great sets of antlers or the silverback gorilla being the dominate male. Albino and other unnatural traits end up being another animals’ meals as opposed to being protected by our system of animal care. The truth is that our current system of animal care often produces weaker animals as part of the pet population where nature handles it differently. Our increasing use of unnatural diets, synthetic drugs and artificial nutrients all have a negative effect on our pets, often cutting their natural life spans by fifty percent or more. No, pets have not evolved but rather, are adapting to our intrusive, unnatural environment and are simply trying to survive instead of thriving to their fullest potential. Bill Piechocki, nutritionist and Dr. Diane Sudduth, DVM co-own Fiesta Pet Deli in Pompano Beach and co-host PetHealthCafe.com radio show. Our 40 years in the animal field has provided us unparallel vision and information which we pass to our clients daily. We can be reached at www. PetHealthCafe.com or 800-940-7387.

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misc ║ s-i-n-g-l-e By Nicole Flier

A Single Girl’s Guide to South Florida and Beyond... “We Go Together, Like hAMBURGER & FRENCH FRIES…NOT!” First dates are a lot like being in Vegas at the Craps table. It’s a roll of the dice. Whenever someone wants to set me up, I usually have my specific set of due-diligence questions before I commit. At 43, I am pretty much a realist, so I am not shooting for the moon or the stars. Simply stated, I am just looking for a like-minded individual who is looking to fall in love. It’s not really rocket science. I was set up with someone last month who appeared to be a pretty solid match. We spoke briefly on the phone, exchanged texts and made a plan to meet for a drink on a Friday night. By his basic stats, it appeared that we had a bunch in common. He was a business owner in the health and fitness industry. We were close in age, both divorced with no kids. I also saw his photo (he was sitting). He didn’t resemble the Elephant Man, so I felt like my odds were rapidly increasing. Now I am no giant at only 5’2’, but my disappointment began within minutes of walking into the bar. Nothing against short peeps since I am clearly in that club, but my date appeared to be substantially shorter than me. With my 4 inch wedge sandals, it put me at an even 5’6” , which in turn made me feel like a cross between Yao Ming (NBA Baller closing in at 7’6”) and Sheena, the Amazon Queen of the Jungle. Strike One! No surprise, I enjoy dining. Yes, I have some food intolerances and some personal food dislikes (red meat, pork) but I am fairly open to trying most things. My date informed me that he doesn’t eat any fish- not even tuna from the can, and keeps a solid diet of hamburgers, potatoes and pasta. It was at this moment that I noticed his mini mid-section “tire” which explained the not so healthy diet choices he makes on a daily basis. For someone who makes a living from the health/fitness industry, he certainly doesn’t practice what he preaches. Strike Two! Now for the enlightening conversations. 114 July 2014 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

Brace yourself folks. With a natural progression of getting to know someone, we chatted about both being married previously. Rule number one on a first date; no bashing your ex -spouse. Rule number two; do not go into a 20 minute dissertation of your entire relationship and why it failed with every last detail. My date began to feel more and more like a therapy session. Strike Three! As if hearing him trash his ex wasn’t enough, the icing for me was that we had zero in common from television (he admits to only watching WWF and UFC), to travel (his vacation hot spot is Orlando, mine is Punta Cana) to the fact that he courageously acknowledged that he is around gyms all day long for work and doesn’t want to hightail it back at night to work at his own personal fitness. The gym is my happy place. Clearly, I am not looking for a burger and fry eating couch potato who thinks watching “The Undertaker” (WWF) on a Saturday night is entertaining and exercise constitutes raising the remote. The date lasted just shy of an hour and the truth be told, he was a nice guy. I arrived at the bar with an open mind but sometimes the cons simply outweigh the pros. In this case, I don’t think there was a single redeeming quality or similarity to substantiate a second date. They say that opposites attract and that the excitement of a new relationship is exploring or creating new and shared common interests. “They” need to get their heads on straight. Nothing in common still means “NADA en COMUN!” Which leads me to my friend “E.” Bless his heart for trying Tinder to meet a quality women. Lucky me, for getting to experience his blind date at our group happy hour. Said date was 30, cute and friendly. When the discussion got to the Showtime series “Ray Donovan,” a few of us engaged in deeper conversation about our love for the plot, the characters and the fact that it was returning for a second season. It was at this juncture that E’s

date bravely admitted that she doesn’t have “premium channels.” Strike one, two and three! “E” ribs me and whispers, “This chick is DONE!! No premium channels- really, WTF???” And here I am worrying that maybe I was a bit harsh and didn’t give “Hamburger Boy” a true chance. But if “E” was going to dismiss a girl based on her cable television plan, I was definitely in the clear from being a picky b***h from hell! At the end of the day, we all have our hangups. Some things can be overlooked and some things are just plain deal breakers. I guess it boils down to what you are willing to concede. Last I checked, a romantic weekend at Disney wasn’t on my bucket list! 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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Delray Beach has a new planning director

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Dana Little, who most recently served as the urban design coordinator for the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, has agreed to take the helm of the city’s planning department at a critical time in the city’s history. And for that we should be grateful.

That’s the basics; but as Paul Harvey used to say… ”here’s the rest of the story.” Little comes to Delray with a unique pedigree. As an urban designer/town planner he and the Council’s highly regarded urban design studio have been involved in a myriad of projects including innovative plans for downtown West Palm Beach, Stuart and the Lake Worth Arts District. He has also worked on a guidebook for transit oriented development in Florida. But he also has experience in Delray Beach as one of the key members of a team that helped develop the landmark 2001 Downtown Delray Beach Citizens Master Plan. I was a co-chair of that effort while serving on the City Commission so I had an opportunity to work with Mr. Little and the talented staff at Treasure Coast. So here’s some inside perspective. Managing growth and town planning is not for the faint of heart. Passions run high on both sides of the growth debate. Residents have concerns about height, density, traffic, noise and fears about losing the charm and ambience that defines a community. Others welcome change and see density as an environmentally sound response to sprawl. All of these passionate arguments have to be balanced against private property rights and the desire of property owners to achieve the highest and best use for their land. Dana and his colleagues at Treasure Coast are experts at striking that balance and at raising the level of conversation in a community beyond the tired old

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arguments that “all developers are greedy” and concerned neighbors are nothing but “NIMBY’s”. Treasure Coast designed a charrette process that drew a record amount of public participation. Not only did we conduct a formal charrette, but Treasure Coast opened up design studios on Swinton Avenue and invited residents to work with the designers, architects and planners on a vision for their downtown—which for the first time in history would include West Atlantic Avenue to I-95. Dana Little was at the heart of it all even taking the time to redesign some controversial projects in the downtown core in the hope of giving developers and others a new perspective. Delray Beach has a long and proud history of urban design and planning. When FAU did a report on the region a few years back they noted that Delray had a “planning gene.” We have had wonderful staff in our Planning Department over the years that have done the big stuff and the day to day extremely well. Our success is not an accident, but a well designed effort led by citizens, policy makers, land owners, planners, consultants and yes even developers. Dana Little brings national, statewide, regional and local chops to the task at hand, which is planning for an even better, more livable and sustainable Delray. We are in capable hands. Welcome aboard!


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