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Beware the Ides of March, said Shakespeare

ell William must not have been referring to Delray Beach and South Florida when he penned those cryptic words. March in the Sunshine State is glorious: Spring Break, Spring Training, beautiful spring weather and tons of things to do. In this month’s edition, we’ll learn more about the Boys and Girls Club in Delray Beach and more about a wonderful new organization called Delray Students First. We’ll also check in with our usual array of health, beauty, food, fashion and cultural experts and marvel at some great photos of local people having a good time in a very fun city. Last month, I had the pleasure of entertaining a childhood friend and his family on Atlantic Ave. My friend Scott was responsible for me moving to Florida in 1987 because he had moved here to pursue a career and to live near his parents who had relocated from Long Island to Fort Lauderdale. After four years of ice cold weather, tons of snow and whipping winds in Oswego, N.Y. I was determined to be in a warm climate as soon as I graduated college. I searched for newspaper jobs in Florida and Southern California before landing a gig for the company that published the Delray Times. Sadly, my friend moved to Northern Virginia for career opportunities but his heart remains in Florida. But he really hadn’t explored our city since the days of Ken and Hazel’s, so it was interesting to gauge his reaction when we met downtown to sample BBQ at Smoke, walk the avenue and check out the live music at Johnnie Brown’s. He loved it. And so when we arranged to meet again right before he returned to his snowy home I offered to meet him in Fort Lauderdale. He declined. Why? Because he really liked the avenue and wanted one more evening out before leaving. We had a great dinner outside, walked even further and then checked out Pineapple Grove. It’s nice to see your hometown through the eyes of a visitor, because it gives you a fresh perspective on things and a whole new appreciation for what you have. For one, we have great winter weather. While the rest of the world hibernates, we can dine outside, stroll on a starry night and even go to the beach and swim. That’s pretty cool. So as we spring ahead, take some time to smell the roses as they say and see Delray through fresh eyes. It’s quite a place. Jeff Perlman, Editor

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Jet Aviation held its annual La Bella Macchina, a showcase of high performance machinery, to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. Jet Aviation’s La Bella Macchina was held on Thursday, January 22nd at the company’s Palm Beach facility. More than 1,000 guests attended the annual soiree to view stunning displays of business aircraft and Ferrari automobiles to help raise funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County by participating in a silent auction. Held each year in conjunction with the Cavallino Classic, La Bella Macchina (“The Beautiful Machine”) is a fanfare for Ferrari enthusiasts, featuring more than 100 classic and late-model automobiles alongside an array of business aircraft models from many of the world’s leading manufacturers. Prior to the event, Jet Aviation hosted an aviation career seminar and tour for 60 children who are members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County to educate them about the importance of business aviation and career opportunities within the industry. While on the tour, the children met with Pete Bunce, president & CEO of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), Tom Hendricks, president of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and Amparo Calatayud, manager of FlightSafety International’s learning center in West Palm Beach. They also had the opportunity to visit different OEM static discontinued page 10

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plays and spoke with personnel who work in a variety of positions. “La Bella Macchina gives us the opportunity to raise awareness for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County to a new group of people,” said Noel Martinez, vice president of corporate partnerships & special events, Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. “The proceeds of the auction have raised more than a hundred thousand dollars over the years for our much needed programs. Through these quality programs, the Club experience provides our 6,000 members with the guidance they need to make a healthy transition from childhood to young adulthood. The Boys & Girls Club is extremely fortunate to have such a strong community partner like Jet Aviation.” “Jet Aviation is excited to promote business aviation career opportunities for members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County,” said David Paddock, senior vice president and general manager, U.S. Aircraft Services. “Our industry offers a wide range of challenging career paths from pilots to maintenance technicians, and the demand continues to grow with the increasing number of aircraft in the global fleet.”

It was a great gathering of about 75 people enjoying plenty of food, drink and music. The Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Doctors at the Conde Center located at 401 W. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach did a fantastic job of making sure everyone was happy as they engaged in conversation and exchanging business cards.

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“The Only Solution Left for Some People to Get Pain Free...”

Dear Friend, Some people come in to see me and tell me they’ve “tried everything.” That’s right, four out of five people that show up in my office have been somewhere else first. Some have taken “every” test, wound up with huge medical bills, and are still no better off. Often, they’ve been subjected to medications that have only served to temporarily mask symptoms. That’s not what people are looking for. Often, people get frustrated and wind up in my office. I’m used to it...it’s fine with me. Health, or the lack of it, very often has simple causes, and very reasonable corrections. That’s what I’m going to tell you about. But, before I tell you more, let me tell you something about me... I’ve been a doctor in this town for 3 years. And, to this day, I’ve never cured anyone. You may think the word would get around and no one would come to me anymore. The opposite is true. The more people who understand, the more people come to see me. Here’s my story… I used to have debilitating migraines when I was younger. A family friend convinces my family and me to give his doctor a try. This new doctor does an exam, takes some films, and then ‘corrects’ my spine. The correction doesn’t hurt, it actually feels good. I get relief, and shortly afterwards, my migraines disappear. Oh, did I mention this doctor is a chiropractor? Chiropractic works so well for me, and I’m so impressed with the other ‘miracles’ I see in his office, I eventually go to chiropractic school myself. And that’s how it happened!” Here’s some of your neighbors success stories: “Never would I have thought that a chiropractor could cure carpal tunnel syndrome, and migraines. I had tried everything from over the counter medication, prescriptions, and different types of therapies. After treatment at Schrier Family Chiropractic I no longer experience any symptoms. (Cynthia M., Delray Beach FL)

“This is the best thing I have ever done for my body!” (Rosanne Patsy, Delray Beach, FL) For the last 3 years, people from Delray Beach and the surrounding areas have come to see me with: • Headaches/Migraines • Sleeping problems • Chronic fatigue • Neck Pain • Shoulder/Arm Pain • Backaches • Numbness & Tingling • Athletic performance to name a few… Several times a day patients thank me for helping them with their health problems. But I can’t really take credit. Your body is made to heal itself, and it does that best when it’s free of nerve interference. So, as much as I’d like the credit, I can’t take it. I’ve never healed anyone of anything. I analyze the nervous system and the spine and perform specific gentle spinal adjustments to remove nerve pressure. The body responds, and often it heals itself once that nerve interference is removed. Exciting Offer-Look, I know you’re smart. You want to get to the cause of your prob-

lems, and not just cover them up with drugs. When you are one of the first 10 people to call and schedule a new patient exam (before March 27th, 2015) you’ll receive the entire exam for $37. That includes a consultation, paraspinal thermal nerve scan, postural analysis, and leg balance check. But, call right away because we expect to be flooded with calls as this office visit usually costs $190. Again, there are only 10 appointments available, so don’t miss out. (The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee examination, or treatment.). Our office is both friendly and warm and we try our best to make you feel at home. Our office is called Schrier Family Chiropractic and it is at 315 N.E 2nd Ave., Delray Beach (located in Pineapple Grove.) Call today for an appointment 561-445-2648. We can help you. Thank you. -Elan Schrier, D.C. P.S. We get great results with difficult and nontraditional cases.

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dale Beach on Monday, January 21st. The event sold-out for the fifth consecutive year and raised more than $242,000. “The Conine Clubhouse is our legacy to the community,” said Jeff Conine. He and his wife, Cindy, founded the event. “Cindy and I take great pride in the fact that more than 800 families call the Conine Clubhouse home each year, and that these community fundraising efforts are enough to cover the annual cost of operation.” The event, which raises funds to support the operation of the Conine Clubhouse at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, moved to the Diplomat Golf Club following 20 years at the same in course in Hollywood. With Calder Casino as the title sponsor, the event welcomed a celebrity guest on each of the 35 teams including Lawrence Taylor, Yoenis Cespedes, Carl Pavano, Steve Cishek, and Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson among many others. Participants had a chance to win one of four new 2015 vehicles including a BMW, Audi, Cadillac and Jaguar, plus all-inclusive vacations, unique experiences and tennis and golf packages. In addition, each golfer enjoyed a $200 gift certificate for use at the Calder Casino onsite golf shop. Maureen Adams, President of Calder Casino, noted Calder’s continued participation as title sponsor of the Conine Golf Classic. “The Conine Clubhouse is an amazing program. I have been in the Clubhouse and understand the importance of providing a safe, warm, and family-friendly environment while your child is a patient at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, just a few feet away.” Plans are already underway for the 2016 Conine All-Star Golf Classic. Event organizers

are working with the Diplomat Golf & Tennis Club on new ideas and innovations for the 22nd annual event.

The Palm Beach Pops Receives Prestigious Bernays Award for Best Crisis Communications from the Gold Coast PR Council

Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane, Executive Director of The Palm Beach Pops, today announced that South Florida’s most loved pops orchestra has received the prestigious Bernays Award for Best Crisis Communications from the Gold Coast PR Council, the largest independent organization of public relations and marketing professionals in Palm Beach, Broward and Martin Counties. The award was presented at GCPRC’s 11th annual Bernays Awards luncheon on January 30. The award was presented by Lisa DeLaRionda, from Palm Beach County Public Affairs, who explained why the Palm Beach Pops was awarded GCPRC’s first Bernays Award in this category. When Maestro Bob Lappin, the Founder and longtime Music Director/Conductor of The Palm Beach Pops, passed away suddenly, the future of the Palm Beach Pops was in doubt. To convince longtime supporters that it was determined to survive, the Pops launched a three-part program: + Rebuild the organization and let the public know about it. + Continue the in-school education program - and let the public know about it. + Launch a new season in 2014 - and let the public know about it. continued page 14

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“Under the direction of President Jon Lappin and new Executive Director Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane, the Palm Beach Pops achieved all three goals – and through an aggressive and effective PR and Marketing campaign, they let the public know about it,” said Ms. DeLaRionda. In accepting the beautiful glass trophy, Ms. Laurent-Ottomane paid credit to “the orchestra’s many talented musicians, loyal fans and patrons, and dedicated staff members and service providers. With their guidance and support, the organization was able to effectively communicate with its constituency and to formulate strategies for the future.” She also encouraged the 80+ PR pros in the audience to attend the final Palm Beach Pops concert this season: One Singular Sensation A Tribute to the Music of Marvin Hamlish Featuring Donna McKechnie, Jodi Benson and Doug LaBrecque Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Boca Raton Community Church Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts How to Purchase Tickets to The Palm Beach Pops: For For performances at the Boca Raton Community Church call the Palm Beach Pops Box Office at 561.832.7677. For performances at the Kravis Center, call 561.832.7469.

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Institute for Regional Conservation Adds New Board Member

Beach Chamber of Commerce and many of its committees and organizations. He is the winner of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce 2013-2014 Ambassador of the Year, a winner of the 2013-2014 Ken Ellingsworth Community Service Award, selected as New York Life’s South Florida General Office 2013 New Associate Annuity Leader, and has qualified as a member of New York Life’s Annuity Elite Program. Mr. Campanola is also a member on the Board of Directors for the Greater Lantana Chamber of Commerce. He has an MBA from New York University.

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The Institute for Regional Conservation (IRC), a nonprofit dedicated to the protection, restoration, and long-term management of biodiversity, announced that John M. Campanola, Financial Services Professional with New York Life, has joined their Board of Directors effective January 26, 2015. Mr. Campanola is a long-time Florida resident who is involved in local activities and events. He is a graduate of Leadership Delray, and is very active in the Greater Delray

Join the YMCA of South Palm Beach County on Tuesday March 24, 2015 from 7:30am to 10:30 am for a morning of fellowship and fun during their 13th Annual Inspiration Breakfast at the Office Depot Global HQ in Boca Raton. This year’s keynote speaker is Hall of Fame Quarterback and Buffalo Bills legend, Jim Kelly, with special guest, legendary football Coach Howard Schnellenberger. The event will help raise funds for the Y’s Financial Assistance Program which provides everyone, regardless of income, the ability to participate in Y programs. The Y invites any and all community members, business professionals continued page 16

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Come Together to Beat Cancer at The Pap Corps Walkathon

The music of the Beatles will rock The Pap Corps Walkathon, creating a funfilled 1960’s theme for the 15th annual event. Members from all 52 chapters, as well as the entire community, are invited to Come Together to Beat Cancer on Saturday, March 14th. The event will take place at 8:30 am at FAU’s Boca Raton campus. Walkathon registration, including a t-shirt, is only $20. To walk, donate or support friends visit www.thepapcorps.org. Attendees will celebrate the Flower Power generation by wearing psychedelic inspired t-shirts, singing along with the Orlando-based Nowhere Band (a Beatles tribute band) and taking photos with the University of Miami mascot. There will also be meet-n-greets with leading cancer doctors including Dr. Charles Vogel, Dr. Brian Slomovitz and Dr. Ronan Swords, who is the first recipient of The Pap Corps Endowed Professorship in Leukemia. “Come Together is not only a classic Beatles song, it’s the message we want to send to the community,” said Beverly Berkowitz, Co-VP of Fundraising. “We can beat cancer if we work together to help support research.”

Sunday Phone-A-Thon and Good Deeds Day

Location: Zinman Hall at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, 9901 Donna Klein Boulevard, Boca Raton. 2/4/15 10:08 AM

This annual heartfelt day of volunteering will bring together hundreds of passionate helpers from throughout the community with opportunities to help make a difference in the lives of others - locally, in Israel and throughout the world. As always, Super Sunday Phone-a-thon callers will be ringing out to residents of Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach. This year’s Super Sunday is also part “Good Deeds Day,” a national campaign aimed at spreading the concept that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, for the benefit of another person. In addition to making calls in two-hour shifts, volunteers will be hand-packaging 20,000 healthy meals for the Jacobson Family Food Pantry at JFS. Food and raffle prizes will be available throughout the day. Community service hours will be provided to teens. To register, call Kathleen Ben-Shoaff at 561.852.5031 or email Kathleen BenShoaff at KathleenB@bocafed.org, or visit Jewishboca.org/supersunday.

Live Nation’s West Palm Beach Venue Gets Renamed: Coral Sky Amphitheatre

Live Nation’s West Palm Beach outdoor venue located on the South Florida Fairgrounds returns to its original name - Coral Sky Amphitheatre - following a Naming Rights sponsorship with Beam Global’s Cruzan Rum brand. Live Nation and Cruzan have had a very positive relationship over the successful, seven-year marketing partnership at the amphitheater. Live Nation is currently seeking a brand partner to become the new name in title sponsor of its venue. “This is a great opportunity for businesses and brands who want to speak to the true music lover in all of us and to connect to the South Florida market in a unique way,” said Joe Nieman, SVP Venues, Live Nation Florida. “The power of live music offers businesses a great platform to build meaningful connections with consumers and can provide brands continued page 18


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2015 Granting Wishes Cocktail Reception

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Time: 5:30 p.m. Couvert: $85 per person Location: Boca Rio Golf Club, 22041 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton Celebrating their success and creating opportunity for others to join their efforts, the Jewish Women’s Foundation invites the entire community, men and women, to the 2015 Granting Wishes Cocktail Reception. In addition to revealing the Foundation’s 2015-16 grantees, the event will feature guest speaker Sharon Tal, Head Designer of Maskit, the Israeli Fashion House, and former Head Designer of Embroideries at Alexander McQueen. A collection of current and vintage Maskit fashions will be on display.

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Wishes are granted by Trustees of the Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County (JWF) with a strong moral compass and financial empowerment guiding their highly judicious process to fund social change. Committed to engage, envision and empower, this impressive, forward-thinking group’s dollars and sense philanthropy awarded over $170,00 in 2014 to fund non-profit programs that change the lives of Jewish women and children locally and internationally. To purchase tickets, visit www.jewishboca.org/grantingwishes, or call JWF Director, Lisbeth Rock Cauff at 561.852.3188. Couvert includes a sumptuous buffet with dietary laws observed. For more on Maskit, visit www. maskit.com

Palm Beach Poetry Festival Launches Plein Air Poetry Contest Inspired by ‘En Plein Air’ Exhibit at Cornell Museum of Art

Deadline for Poetric Entries in March 8, 2015 Susan R. Williamson, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, today announced a Plein Air Poetry Contest, To enter, local writers are encouraged to submit up to 30 lines of original poetry inspired by the eight designated works from the “En Plein Air” exhibit now running at the Cornell Museum at

the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. Plein Air refers to the art of painting in outdoor daylight. The “En Plein Air” exhibit features paintings of Delray Beach and other Palm Beach County locations. The designated works are Gator at Loxahatchee Wetlands by Kerry Eriksen, Rainy Day at the Boynton Inlet by Brennan King, Misty Waters at Riverbend by Chris King, Arts Roundabout by Hope Reiss, All Pumped Up by Manon Sander, Sunny Day at Green Cay by Dale Stryker, Spring Path at Jupiter Ridge by Ruth Weiss and Sausage Tree by Sheila Wolf. “The poetic tradition of taking inspiration from works of art is called ‘ekphrasis’ from the Greek,” said Ms. Williamson. “Ekphrastic Poems may include literal descriptions of a work of art, the poet´s mood in response to a work of art, metaphorical associations inspired by a work of art, or personal memories about a work of art. It’s a tradition quite alive in America today, and we’re pleased to join with the Cornell Museum and Plein Air Palm Beach (PleinAirPalmBeach.com) to present this opportunity for poets to be inspired. Co-founder and Organizer of Plein Air Palm Beach, Bob Papa said, “As written or spoken words can evoke images for both the artist and the poet, poets may represent a visual image in words. Visual artists, particularly plein air painters capture a scene in the moment as they see it.” continued page 20

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Poems should be submitted by email in the body of the message, directly to pleinair@palmbeachpoetryfestival.org no later than March 8, 2015. Guidelines may be found at http://palmbeachpoetryfestival. org/pleinaircontest. The winning poet will receive a $100 prize, and $25 will be given to each of the four runners-up. Their submitted poems – along with another five “honorable mentions” – will be published on the Poetry Festival’s website at http://palmbeachpo-

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etryfestival.org/pleinaircontest. The Contest Judge is Stephen Gibson, author of five books of poetry, most recently Rorschach Art Too, winner of the Donald Justice Prize; Paradise; Frescoes; and Masaccio’s Expulsion. His poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry. He teaches at Palm Beach State College. Note: There is no age limit to enter. All entries must be previously unpublished and submitted in English.

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If you need kitchen cabinets go to Price Flooring at 2001 - B West Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, Fl 33445 where you will be able to see a variety of cabinets on display and you can choose either Granite or Quartz counter tops. This is something the flooring customers wanted and Owner Ray Price obliged. Price Flooring - 561-2439898, www.priceflooring.com.

Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School “Kicks” Off School Spirit At Faculty Vs. Student Soccer Game

Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School hosted its annual faculty versus students’ soccer fundraising and community event. The student soccer team was led and coached by Tami Pleasanton, Head of School, and the faculty team was led to victory by Coaches Wideroff and Bosch, 5 to 3. Competitive spirit aside, this year’s game once again brought our community together to share in our “Live Green, Live Healthy” initiative. Every day, our students and faculty take pride in maintaining a healthy and fit lifestyle that was proudly showcased on the field. “We really appreciate opportunities where our faculty and students can enjoy a chance to spend time outside the classroom. Saint Joseph’s prides itself bringing our campus community together through events such as this that echo the mission of our school,” stated Tami Pleasanton, Head of School for Saint Joseph’s.

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A case of


Hair Loss

By Kenneth n. Woliner, M.d., A.B.F.M.

People just don’t understand.

“ ” Marisa definitely had hair, but that didn’t stop her from being devastated. “I’m afraid to wash my hair. I’m shedding worse than a German Shepherd in spring [1].” I’ve learned how important it is to listen to all of what my patients’ have to say; and this is especially true when doing consultations about hair loss. After a good five minutes of venting, I was able to start asking some questions. “Anything else?” “Besides my pony tail not being as thick as it used to be? I’m so worried I won’t have any hair left that my stomach is tied up in knots. I wear St. Agnes of Rome around my neck hoping my prayers will be heard soon [2]. Until then, I have to take Pepcid with my coffee.” “Other than prayer, have you tried anything else?” “I’ve seen every type of doctor you can imagine. My primary scolded me for doing the hCG diet and made me start eating again [3]. My GYN said I’m not yet in menopause so she referred me to an Endo. My thyroid tests were ‘in range’ so he sent me to the dermatologist. I’m not a candidate for steroid injections so I then went to the hair transplant surgeon for a consult. I left him with Viviscal vitamins and shampoo, prescriptions for spironolactone, Propecia, and Rogaine, but still, no hair.” “Hmmm …” As Marisa was speaking, I was simultaneously reviewing her old records. “I don’t see where they every checked you for estrogen dominance, thyroid antibodies, insulin resistance, or adrenal fatigue [4].” Dr. Woliner, that’s why I’m here. You’re known all over the Internet as someone that looks at everything.” “My practice is named ‘Holistic Family Medicine’ because I take a holistic approach. After our 80-minute consultation today, I’ll check for things that weren’t looked at yet to find the cause(s) of your hair loss. Then, we’ll put together a comprehensive plan of behavior changes, diet, exercise, vitamins, OTC meds, and even prescriptions, as necessary.” Marisa came back ten days later to go over her labs. “I have bad news and good news. It’s not just one thing; you have twelve different findings that are abnormal. I break them down into ‘things you’re missing that you need to get’, ‘things you got that you need to get rid of’, and ‘hormone balancing’ [5].” “What’s the good news?” “They’re all treatable! Instead of using the same cookie-cutter approach to everybody, I can tailor my therapies directly to the specific problems you have.” “Like what?” “For starters, you might not be anemic, but you’re really low in iron [6].” “I can’t take iron pills. I’m nauseated already.” “That’s okay; we can give iron to you by injection here in the office. Quite a few of my patients periodically tank up their body’s iron stores that way.” “What else did you find? “When I see a slightly low WBC (white cell) count; that’s a sign of excessive stress [7]. Your coffee isn’t the culprit, but it’s your half-fast way of self-medicating this problem. Herbs and other supplements that support your adrenals are a better answer.” “And you said something about hormones?” “Thyroid hormones (not just T4 but also T3), are necessary to keep your hair in anagen, or the ‘growing phase’, as well as to keep its coloring [8]. Without thyroid your hair looses its luster and becomes dull, dry, and grey. Your TSH might be normal, but you tested positive for Reverse T3 and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, both of which cause thyroid hormone resistance [9].” Over the next 40 minutes, I went over the rest of Marisa’s labs and the game plan to regrow her hair and rejuvenate her body. “You’ll first notice less shedding, but since hair grows only at a rate of one-half inch per month, it might take a year and a half to regain the length you used to have [10].” Six months later, Marisa gave me an update. “Dr. Woliner, my hairdresser thinks St. Agnes answered my prayers, but between you and me, I think you had something to do with it too.”

Without thyroid your hair looses its luster and becomes dull, dry, and grey.

References: [1] Reid EE, et al. Clinical severity does not reliably predict quality of life in women with alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, or androgenic alopecia. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 May 24. [2] Trüeb RM. St. Agnes of Rome: patron saint for women with hair loss? Dermatology. 2009; 219(2):97-8. [3] Trozak DJ. Letter: Hair loss after therapy with chorionic gonadotropin. Arch Dermatol. 1976 Jul; 112(7):1035. [4] Mirmirani P. Hormonal changes in menopause: do they contribute to a ‘midlife hair crisis’ in women? Br J Dermatol. 2011 Dec; 165 Suppl 3:7-11. [5] Baker SM. What is Biomedical? Presentation to the National Autism Association. April 7, 2011. [6] Deloche C, et al. Low iron stores: a risk factor for excessive hair loss in non-menopausal women. Eur J Dermatol. 2007 Nov-Dec; 17(6):507-12. Epub 2007 Oct 19. [7] Dhabhar FS, et al. Diurnal and acute stress-induced changes in distribution of peripheral blood leukocyte subpopulations. Brain Behav Immun. 1994 Mar; 8(1):66-79. [8] van Beek N, et al. Thyroid hormones directly alter human hair follicle functions: anagen prolongation and stimulation of both hair matrix keratinocyte proliferation and hair pigmentation. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Nov; 93(11):4381-8. [9] Guran T, et al. Alopecia: association with resistance to thyroid hormones. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Nov; 22(11):1075-81. [10] Sinclair R, et al. Hair loss in women: medical and cosmetic approaches to increase scalp hair fullness. Br J Dermatol. 2011 Dec; 165: Suppl 3:12-8.

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

locals only ║ delray under $50

delray under $50 By Darien Arden


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 March for $50 or less.


t’s that time of the year again when green is king! St. Patrick’s Day is March 17 but why wait until then to party hardy. The 47th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade is held March 13 and 14 and is a festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and drink, and a whole mess of green. All of Delray’s Irish and Irish-atheart members will rejoice in their heritage and honor the service of the International Firefighters and service members. The parade features marching pipe and drum bands from around the world, including Ireland, Belgium, Germany and more. The fun begins with the Celtic Siamsa Party Friday at 5 p.m. where you’ll be privy to Irish dancing, traditional pipe and drum bands, Irish storytelling, food, beer and live music, in addition to Master Leprechaun Jake De Fayke who will entertain you with everything Irish. The party continues Saturday at 11 a.m. with pre-parade festivities until the parade begins at 2 p.m. I love, love, love parades, and you and the family are encouraged to come out and cheer on our local law enforcement and emergency service personnel, and local businesses, schools and organizations. There is no charge to attend the events so that leaves plenty of green for some green beer. Cheers! The Festival and Parade is held along Atlantic Avenue and the Delray Beach Center 24 March 2015 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

for the Arts, 51 N. Swinton Ave. Call (561) 279-0907 or visit www.stpatrickparade. com for more information.


have ideas all the time. Not all of them are good (or even half good), but try and stop me now. However, Hudson at Waterway East is the delightful brain child of some really great idea-laden minds. Their passionate (and drinkable, if you ask me) motto of “Love Thy Craft” is easy to swallow when you grab a seat at the wooden bar, order a crafted and immensely delicious cocktail and gaze upon

the calming ebb and flow of the Intracoastal. If you’re in the mood for having a great idea, order the Roasted Tomato Bisque with truffled grilled cheese for $15. When you’re ready for something more, order the Signature Brisket-Short Rib Burger with Vermont cheddar and Hudson sauce for $17. This is probably one of the best burgers I’ve had on the Avenue, without a doubt. And, yes, you will need more than one napkin. If you’re thinking cap is begging for another tasty idea, sink your face into the Pork Porterhouse with sweet potato puree, braised rainbow Swiss chard, Hudson bourbon peaches, Applewood smoked bacon, caramelized onions and a red grape demi for $29. Your brain has never had it so good. Hudson is located at 900 E. Atlantic Ave. Call (561) 303-1343 or visit www.hudsondelray.com for more information.


eports state that adults laugh less than 20 times per day and that babies laugh around 300. I feel I’m somewhere in between (stuck in teenage land, if you will), but am always ready to throw back a good laugh. March is Humorists Are Artists Month and this is a perfect time to focus on the “haha” factor and get more of it in our lives. Thankfully we have an hilarious comedian coming to the Crest Theatre stage and his show should not be missed. Tom Cotter is the comical comedian who was the 2013 winner of

America’s Got Talent and states that if laughter is the best medicine, the audience should prepare to be heavily medicated. Tom is known for his high energy and rapid-fire style of comedy that leaves audiences clutching their sides and rolling in the aisles (I’d like to see that happen for real). His comedic resume is a mile long, but in the past year alone, he filmed a 30 minute special for Comedy Central, won the grand prize at the Boston Comedy Festival and was voted “Best Stand-Up” at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival. I’ll gladly ready my piercing laugh for this guy. Catch a Rising Star: Tom Cotter is held Wednesday, March 18 at 8 p.m. and tickets are $50. The Crest Theatre is located at 51 N. Swinton Ave. Call (561) 243-7922 or visit www.delrayarts.org for more information and to purchase tickets.


ou had me at bacon, and then were so sweet to follow it up with some bourbon. It’s like a cherry ice cream with a delightful cherry on top, and I tip my hat to you. March is International Expect Success Month and I fully expect great success for the First Annual Bacon and Bourbon Festival. Held March 28 and 29, you are invited to join your local neighbors and celebrate what the event creators call the most beloved food in the universe (curtain call for bacon) and the ultimate American-made spirit (beefy, beautiful bourbon). The event features seminars and tastings if you’d like to explore the innards of pig and barrel, and also a wide range of pig and pork products ranging from delicious to off-the-charts crazy, in addition to a waterfall of bourbon and whiskeys to tickle your palate. General admission tickets are $25 and include a $10 voucher for food and beverage, in addition to jazzy live music and fine entertainment. This festival is set up for success and I’ll happily oink and gulp my way through the food tour. The Festival is held at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts Park, 51 N. Swinton Ave., from 2 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Call (561) 279-0907 or visit www.delraybaconandbourbonfest.com for more information.


have yet to figure out my spiritual animal, but I’m on the path. If you need some help connecting with your spiritual wellness and your “green” being, look no further than WellFest Delray 2015. March is Spiritual Wellness Month and even though the journey to wellbeing should be constant, check out the festival if you need a kick start in the “om” bottom. You are invited to Live Well and Go Green as the overall goal of the event is to inspire visitors to stay fit, eat well, think positively, take a holistic approach to healthcare, be environmentally responsible and to go green. Thousands of people are expected to attend the event and peruse the myriad of merchants and health advocators in order to better their lifestyle, mind and health. The festival is held March 7 and 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts Park. It’s basically like a onestop-shop for what you would need to get working toward a healthier status or maintaining a balanced life. The Delray Beach Center for the Arts Park is located at 51 N. Swinton Ave. Call (561) 921-5182 or visit www.wellfestusa.com for more information.

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243-7922, DelrayArts.org

1-31 Shark Feeding – Tues-Sat – 10:30am, Sun1:30pm- $4. Alligator Feeding –Wed & Sat 1pm. 561-274-7263, sandowayhouse.org

1-31 Pottery Classes – Mon-Sat. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. 561- 8629222

1-31 Pickleball – $2.Call for times. Pompey Park Community Center. 561-2437356. Delray Beach Community Center. 561-243-7250. dbpickle.com

1 Roots Cultural Festival Presents: Libby Wesley Honorary Banquet – Delray Beach Center for the Arts- Vintage Gymnasium. $35. 561-406-8179, rootsculturalofdelray@gmail.com 1 Music on the Intracoastal – 1-4pm. Free. Mari Bell Piano Jazz at Veterans Park. 561-243-7350, Murrell@mydelraybeach.com 1-22-Delray Square Arts presents Snow Birds – 561-880-0319, delraysquarearts.com

2&3 Crest Broadway Cabaret Series presents Louise Pitre – 8pm. $45. Delray Beach Center for the Arts/Crest Theatre. 561-

3,7&21 Taste Atlantic Avenue – Includes signature tastings from 5-7 stops. $65, reservations required. Private tours are available for groups of 10+. 800-9793370, savorourcity.com

4,11,18,25 Delray Beach Public Library Presents A Look At Classical Piano Composers Haydn, Mozart And Beethoven – 2pm – 3:30pm. 4 sessions $50. 561-266-9490, delraylibrary.org

5 Delray Marketplace Music Fest – 6-8pm. Replay Band a high Energy Dance Band. 561-865-4613, DelrayMarket.com 5&26 Steel Drum Cruise – 6-8pm. $25 & includes a 2-hour sunset cruise with live entertainment. Delray Yacht Cruises, 561-243-0686, delraybeachcruises.com

5 First Thursday Site Tours – 10am-1pm. $5. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre. Discover the fascinating story behind the creation of Delray Beach Center for the Arts! 561-2437922, DelrayArts.org

6-8 Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical – 2pm & 8pm, Sun 2pm. $45. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

6 Art Walk in Downtown Delray – 6pm-9pm. Stroll throughout downtown Delray Beach. 561-243-1077, downtowndelraybeach.com

cal Society presents its Second Annual Winter Harvest – 6pm–9pm. Delray’s top Chefs and Sommelier host a spectacular farm to table 5 course food and wine pairing. $125. 561-274-9578, delraybeachhistory.org

6 High End Wine Tasting – 6pm. RSVP required. The Wine Wave, 561-276-2076

6-29 Arts Garage Presents Uncertain Terms – Wed-Fri 7:30pm, Sun 2pm. $30-45. Theatre. 561-4506357, artsgarage.org

7-8 WellFest™ Delray 2015 – 11-5 pm at Delray Beach Center for the Arts. Live Well. Go Green. 561-9215182, WellFestUSA.com 7&8 Delray Art League “Artists in the Park” – Veterans Park. 10am-4:30pm. delrayartleague.com

7,21,28 Delray Beach GreenMarket – 9am-2pmThe GreenMarket is a Saturday morning destination as an open air marketplace located at Old School Square Park on NE 2nd Avenue, delraycra.org/greenmarket

10 Music and Art in the Park – 6-8pm-Free. Bring your family and friends out to the Veterans Park Gazebo. 561- 243-7350, murrell@ mydelraybeach.com 12 Delray Marketplace Music Fest – 6-8pm. Orange Sunshine, flashback to Great Classic Rock Hits. 561865-4613, DelrayMarket.com

12 FDNY Pipes and Drums – 8pm. – 50th Anniversary Documentary Film – “Through Triumph and Tragedy” Crest Theatre – Delray Beach Center for the arts. 561- 243-7922, DelrayArts. org 12 Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Media Breakfast – 7:45am-9am. $17-30. Getting the Word Out: A panel discussion with local media. Event at Delray Beach Golf Club. 561-2780424, delraybeach.com

of Delray Beach comes alive! spadymuseum.com

14 47th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade – 11am7pm. Pre-event activities take place on Atlantic Ave. Parade begins at 2pm. Post-event activities at Delray Beach Center for the Arts -4:30pm– 7pm. 561-279-0907, stpatrickparade.com

14 Bourbon & Craft Beer Tasting – 6pm. RSVP required. The Wine Wave, 561-276-2076

14 Morikami Museum Presents Family Fun Days: Yamato-kan Origami – 12pm – 3pm. Free with paid museum admission. Learn one simple origami project to take home. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 561-495-0233, morikami.org

13 John Sebastian in Concert – 8pm. $49-75. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre. 561-2437922, DelrayArts.org

13 47th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival – 5pm11pm. Celtic Siamsa Party featuring Irish dancing, traditional pipe & drum bands, Irish storytelling, food, beer and live music. 561-2790907, stpatrickparade.com

14 Arts Garage Presents Dave Keller – 8pm. $25-45. Blues. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

13 Wine Tasting & Networking – 6pm. $15. The Wine Wave, 561-276-2076

14 Ride and Remember Trolley – 10am-12pm- $20. Spady Museum. When you board the “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour, the history

16&17 Crest Broadway Cabaret Series presents Lea Salonga – 8pm. $45. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre. 561243-7922, DelrayArts.org

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HAPPENINGS HAP 18 Catch A Rising Star: Tom Cotter – 8pm. $50. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre. 561243-7922, DelrayArts.org

19 Artists Alley Open Studios – 6-9pm – Pineapple Grove Arts District between NE 3rd & 4th Streets, east of 3rd Ave, west of RR tracks. artistsalleydelray.com

19 Pen Women Luncheon/Discussion with Dr. Gloria Waldman – 12pm. $30. Dr. Gloria Waldman is a scholar, professor, writer, journalist, radio personality, cabaret singer. 561 732-3577, bocapenwomen. org 19 Taste Pineapple Grove – 5-8pm. $65, reservations required. 800-979-3370, savorourcity.com 19 Delray Marketplace Music Fest – 6-8pm. Big City Dogs, classic rock and blues. 561-865-4613, DelrayMarket.com 19 Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series presents Bill Berloni – 2pm. $3045. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre. 561243-7922, DelrayArts.org

19 Delray Beach Public Library presents: Publix Apron’s Cooking School Lecture & Cooking Demonstration – 10:30am. “Tuscan Cuisine” presented by Chef Rey De La Osa. 561266-0194, delraylibrary.org

20-22 Seven Brides For Seven Brothers – $45. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre. 561243-7922, DelrayArts.org 21&22 Delray Art League “Artists in the Park” – Delray Beach Center for the Arts front Lawn. 10am4:30pm. delrayartleague.com

21 All People’s Day Diversity Festival – A free festival offering a wide variety of connective activities for the whole family at Pompey Park Community Center. 561-4959818, allpeoplesday.com

21&22 Delray Beach Playhouse presents BOXer Shorts 5 – $15 in advance, $18 day of show. 561-272-1281 Ext. 4, delraybeachplayhouse.com

21 Collector Series VIII Bordeaux Tasting – 6pm. RSVP required. The Wine Wave, 561-276-2076

22 Basics of Sushi – 10am – 12pm. $70; advance registration required. Explore the rich history of this Japanese culinary tradition and make – and eat – your very own sushi! 561-495-0233, morikami.org 22 Arts Garage Presents Sam Morril – 8pm. $25-35. Comedy. 561-450-6357,artsgarage.org

26 Fling Bling – 9-11:30pm. 25th Anniversary special event. An illuminating, bling-filled evening of dazzling art, sparkling cocktails, light bites and DJ dance music. Creative cocktail attire and sequins encouraged! 561-243-7922, DelrayArts. org 26 Seventh Annual Savor The Avenue – 5:30pm – 9pm. Join us for an evening of dining under the stars— and down the double yellow line of famed Atlantic Avenue. 561-243-1077, downtowndelraybeach.com/savor-andtastemakers 26 Delray Marketplace Music Fest – 6-8pm Viva Classic Rock, classic rock band. 561-865-4613, DelrayMarket.com

27 Promise Garden Luncheon & Spring Fashion Show – The Boca Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee invites all community & business leaders to attend the Promise Garden Luncheon & Spring Fashion Show at Boca West Country Club from 11:30 to 1:30 on Friday, March 27, 2015 for a unique networking experience. Tickets are available at https://bocawalktoendalzheimers.eventbrite.com or call 561.496.4222.

28 Arts Garage Presents Nanny Assis – 8pm. $25-45. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org 28&29 First Annual Bacon & Bourbon Festival – We’ve cleared it with your

doctor, your cardiologist and your mother, enjoy life at the Delray Beach Bacon & Bourbon Festival. 561-279-0907, delraybaconfest.com

28&29 Delray Art League “Artists in the Park” – Veterans Park. 10am-4:30pm. delrayartleague.com

28–April 12 Delray Beach Playhouse Presents They’re Playing Our Song – Drawn from the reallife relationship between two of America’s most successful songwriters Marvin Hamlish and Carole Bayer Sager. Thurs – Sat 8pm, Sat & Sun 2pm. 561-272-1281 Ext.4, delraybeachplayhouse.com 29 Delray Beach Fit Day & Wellness Expo – 9am1pm. Spring into shape at the Seacrest Soccer Complex. DelrayFitDay.com

29 Super Sunday PhoneA-Thon and Good Deeds Day – Zinman Hall at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, 9901 Donna Klein Boulevard, Boca Raton. This annual heartfelt day of volunteering will bring together hundreds of passionate helpers from the community with opportunities to help make a difference in the lives of others. As always, Super Sunday Phone-a-thon callers will be ringing out to residents. In addition to making calls in two-hour shifts, volunteers will be handpackaging 20,000 healthy meals for the Jacobson Family Food Pantry at JFS. Food and raffle prizes will be available throughout the day. Community service hours will be provided to teens. To regis-

ter, call Kathleen Ben-Shoaff at 561.852.5031 or email Kathleen Ben-Shoaff at KathleenB@bocafed.org, or visit Jewishboca.org/supersunday Exhibits:

1-27 The Winter Interlude Exhibit 2015- Juried Fine Art by Delray Art League members at City Hall. delrayartleague. com 1-8 Language Art – $5. Tues-Sun 10am-4:30pm. Delray Beach Center for the Arts 561-243-7922, DelrayArts. org

1-14 Chris Burlini School of Art –Student Works at the Delray Public Library. 561-266-0194, delraylibrary.org

1–April 19 En Plein Air – $5. Tues-Sun 10am-4:30pm. Cornell Museum. 561-2437922, DelrayArts.org

6–April 30 Delray Beach Historical Society presents Delray’s Agricultural Heritage” Exhibit – In two buildings, the DBHS will feature rare images and stories of our rich farming history spanning 100 years. 561-274-9578, delraybeachhistory.org 10–May 24 Poetry in ClayMorikami Museum & Japanese Gardens – 561-4950233, morikami.org

27–May 1 Melody – The Blueprint Gallery at Milagro Center. 561-279-2970

1-July 5 Bling: Art that Shines – $5. Tues-Sun 10am-4:30pm.Cornell Museum. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

1-July 5 Adornment: An Instructor Showcase – $5. Tues-Sun 10am-4:30pm. Cornell Museum. 561-2437922, DelrayArts.org

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Chiropractic neurology is based upon the understanding that the nervous and musculoskeletal systems are intimately related. The Conde Center integrates traditional chiropractic care with highly advanced neurological rehabilitation procedures to create custom treatment solutions for each patient that seamlessly transitions them from pain to wellness. Contact The Conde Center and begin your journey to better health today!

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pictures ║ In the pineapple grove artists district


Photos: Melissa Korman


1- Justin, Bill, Nick @ Purlife 2- Kristina, John @ In the Grove 3- Jon @ Pineapple Grove 4- Gino, Esais @ Lanzetta’s Barbershop 5- Rosalie @ Studio 5 by 3



6- Pian, Armando, Jacques @ House of Siam 7- Whitney, Jon, Joe, Zach @ In the Grove 8- Chris, John, Abi, Jim, Norman, Jim @ Delray Camera Shop 5




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entertainment ║ gotta know

Gotta Know

Seen Around Town and Elsewhere…

International Food Distributors Association exec Scott Savodnik at Tryst, Perry Don Francisco at Cuban Café, Marilyn Karmiol, Matthew and Dominique Spaide at Smoke, C. Ron Allen and Michael Coleman at Smoke, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh on the Avenue, the Piano Man himself Billy Joel at Tramonti’s, Bob and Sonja Costin, Jon and Lori Levinson at Hudson, Morgan Russell, Maria and Melissa Poliacek at Brule, Ron Gilinsky and friends celebrating life at Papas Tapas, Seen in the parking lot of Papas Tapas eating soup Connor Lynch, Tom Lynch being left alone at Laughs at the Library (too important to make fun of), Tom and Terra Spero dining at Christina’s, Lee Cohen The Boss Himself on Atlantic, Ken MacNamee on the beach, Eric Deckinger at Starbucks, Scott Porten at Sande’s, Fran Marincola at Living Room Theaters, Celsius CEO Gerry David at City Oyster, Joe Gillie and Bill Branning at City Oyster, Wellfest Delray founder Bob Lipp and his beautiful pup on Atlantic, Ian Mellul in Tanzania, former Mayor David Schmidt celebrating his birthday for an entire month, Gary E hanging on George Bush Boulevard pretending to work, Bella Liguori visiting Barbara Fitz in Delray Lakes, Bruce Bastian, Jeffrey Lynne at The Coffee District, a bearded Brad Winney on the avenue, the spectacular Kim Thomas at Nordstrom’s, Steen Stoner at the Blue Anchor, Christine King at Laughs at the Library, Tom Carney at Caffe Luna Rosa, Lori Nolan boating with some guy who thinks he’s Santa, John Fischer down under, Gilbert Nau practicing for the Delray Open, Candace Rojas at City Oyster, Joan Colonna at The Green Market, Sandi Boulais hanging in Country Manors, Teddy Bear settling into his new home and the magnificent and beautiful Yvette Roulette at the Delray Stilleto race.

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The Original Popcorn House Gives Back The very generous staff at, The Original Popcorn House, located at 10 NE 5th Ave, Delray Beach collect all their tips for a month, donated by their customers and the ‘Employee of the Month’ gets to select a charity of his or her choice that is near and dear to their heart. The owner, Jerri Witt believes this is a way to teach the employees about giving back to the community. Recently they presented a check to “Destiny for Dogs.” A no kill shelter that helps foster dogs for people who are unable to care for their dog due to health reasons or death. The non-profit was very thankful. This month the employee has chosen Gumbo Limbo. He has a heart for saving Sea Turtles and works there on Fridays. www.originalpopcornhouse.com 561-865-7300.

Tennis Tournament Serves Up Fabulous Fundraising Event Tournament Benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton

Judy Bond and Bill Cappeller

The Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton held its Annual Tennis Tournament at the Boca Raton Resort & Club on Sunday, February 8, 2015. The annual gathering aids in raising money for the continuous reach of programmatic needs to more than 100 at-risk youth who attend the Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton.

Over 35 players, of all skill levels, participated in the doubles roundrobin tournament while the Blackman Tennis Academy held a kid’s clinic for the Club members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boca Raton. Participants got to bid on fabulous auction items such as a weekend stay at the Boca Raton Resort & Spa, tennis gear, a Michael Kors bag and more. The event ended with the crowning of this year’s champions, Gayle & Charlie Springfield in the recreational division and Joe Prado in the competitive division. The event raised a record breaking $20,000 for the Club. “Having well surpassed our initial goal of $15,000, I was ecstatic to be a part of it,” said Judy Bond, event co-chairman. “I am so pleased with the outcome and the time and giving of the Boca Raton Resort & Club, all for the benefit of the Club members at the Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton.” The Tennis Tournament was fortunate to have Mr. Howard Guggenheim and Samson Asset – Rappaport Family as Grand Slam Sponsors and John & Judy Bond and Merrill Lynch – Cappeller Marko Group as Passing Shot Sponsors. Leading the charge this year, were co-chairmen Marta Aislant and Judy Bond and committee members Martin Blackman, Bill Cappeller, Jane Fatigati, Kathryn Gillespie, Gil Koppel, Brett Maynard, Catherine Rappaport, Erik Silver, Nancy Wilkinson and Scott Williams. Proceeds from the tennis tournament will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton, which is located at 300 Newcastle Street. The Club provides a safe haven for more than 100 children ages 6-18 during non-school hours. The children participate in Club activities, which include computer training, job skills development, leadership workshops, homework assistance and tutoring, sports and fitness programs, fine arts and performing arts classes.

Princess Yasmin Aga Khan & Carleton Varney to Host Rita Hayworth Luncheon to Benefit the Alzheimer’s Association At The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach - March 5

The Alzheimer’s Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research, will be the beneficiary of the Rita Hayworth Luncheon that will be held on March 5 at The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach. This special fundraising event is being co-hosted by Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, the daughter of legendary movie star and dancer Rita Hayworth who passed away from Alzheimer’s disease. The other co-host is internally renowned designer Carleton Varney, who recently completed a $9-million “reimagining” of The Colony Hotel, a Palm Beach landmark for nearly 70 years. Two highlights of the luncheon will be: + An exclusive preview of the Naeem Khan Pre-Fall Collection.

Committed to adorning elegant women in clothes befitting their refinement, Khan’s glittering fan base of starlets and socialites includes Beyoncé, Pénelope Cruz, Lea Michele, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Emily Blunt, Kate Beckinsale, Katy Perry, First Lady Michelle Obama and Queen Noor of Jordan, and his designs have graced the silver screen in fashion film classics like Sex & the City and Dreamgirls. + An informative presentation by Maria C. Carillo, Ph.D., the Chief Science Officer at the Alzheimer’s Association. Tickets to attend the Rita Hayworth Luncheon at The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach are $150 each and may be made by calling 312.335.5216. The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. For more information, please visit www.alz.org. The Colony Hotel is located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach. For more information about the hotel, please call 561.655.5430 or visit www. thecolonypalmbeach.com.

Atlantic Ave Magazine On Vacation WINNERS

THE winner of Atlantic Ave Magazine on Vacation contest this month is Delray Beach resident Vera Ferrara on a river cruise on the Danube. Picture taken at the Christmas Market in Vienna, in front of the City Hall in background. Congratulations! Please contact info@ atlanticavemagazine.com for details of where to send your prize.

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!

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entertainment ║ gotta see

Gotta See

By skip sheffield

March 6 March begins with some “Unfinished Business.” Vince Vaughn stars as Daniel Trunkman, a hard-working small business owner who takes his two best employees (Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco) on a junket to Europe to land their biggest business deal ever. Things don’t exactly go as planned. Fort Lauderdale native Steve Conrad (“The Promotion”) wrote the script, which is directed by Ken Scott, who previously directed Vaughn in “The Delivery Man.” Writer-director Neill Blomkamp (“District 9”) has cooked up a sci-fi comedy called “Chappie.” Chappie (South African actor Sharlto Copley) is a gifted, sensitive child, but Chappie is a robot. Copley previously was Stefan in “Maleficent.” Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman are also featured. “The Second Best Exotic Marigold” is a sequel to the sleeper comedy about The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful in Jaipur, India. Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) is about to marry his dream girl, Sunania (Tena Desae) while coping with the problems of running a small hotel, which include deciding who gets the last remaining vacancy. Returning are Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) Muriel (Maggie Smith), with Diana Hardcastle, Richard Pickup and Celia Imrie.

“The Divergent Series: Insurgent” is a sequel to the 2014 movie based on the 2012 novel by Veronica Roth. Shaillene Woodley is Beatrice “Tris” Prior, on the run with Four (Theo James) in the ruins of a post-apocalyptic Chicago. Hunting them is Jeanne (Kate Winslet), boss lady of the Erudite Elite. Robert Schwentke (“R.I.P.D.”) directs. Scheduled are two more Divergent cliff-hangers. Gee, wonder what “The Gunman” could be about? Sean Penn stars as the title character; a former Special Forces soldier with PTSD on the run from London to Barcelona trying to connect with a lost love and clear his name at the same time Pierre Morel (“From Paris with Love”) directs a cast that includes Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Idris Elba, Mark Rylance and Jasmine Trinca. The story is based on Patrick Manchett’s novel, “The Prone Gunman.”

March 27 “Get Hard” is not what you think. It’s a screwball R-rated comedy marking the directorial debut of screenwriter Etan Cohen (“Men in Black III,” “Tropic Thunder”). Will Ferrell is James, a millionaire hedge fund manager who is nailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin. In order to “get hard” for prison life, James hits up his black friend Darnell (Kevin Hart) for pointers on surviving prison life. Darnell does not fit the thug stereotype however. There is no place like “Home.” This is a computer-animated feature set in the future when an alien race Boov has taken over Earth and relocated its humans, all except for Tip (voice of Rihanna), a resourceful girl who has eluded capture. Tip joins forces with Oh (Jim Parson), a banished Boov, and they set off on the road trip of a lifetime. Steve Martin is the voice of Capt. Smek. The story is based on Adam Rex’s 2007 book “The True Meaning of Smekday.”

March 13 “Cinderella” is billed as an adventure, directed by Kenneth Branagh. Lily James stars as Ella, the orphaned cinder girl abused by her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her cruel daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drizella (Sophie McShera). As in the classic 1950 Disney animated feature, Ella will find her Prince named Kit (Richard Madden) with a little help from her Fairy Godmother (Helena Bonham Carter). Stellan Skarsgard plays the Arch Grand Duke.

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entertainment ║ gotta HEAR

Gotta Hear

By skip sheffield March 1 The Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion of Delray Beach has its tenth annual Children & Parents Day from noon to 4 p.m. in the historic Boynton Woman’s Club on US 1. Someone’s in the Kitchen Catering of West Palm Beach is providing a mango-infused buffet and will offer children cooking lessons. Artist-in-residence Julia Longwell will lead interactive mangothemed art-making. There will be other arts and crafts; a storybook reading by the Mango Farmer, face-painting and souvenir photos by the mango tree. On-site tickets are $25. Children 3 and under are free. Call 561-243-2662 or 638-8277 or go to mango@childrenparentsday.org. Boca Raton Theatre Guild’s production of “Tuesdays With Morrie” continues through March 15 at the Willow Theatre of Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail. Wayne LeGette plays author Mitch Albom with Howard Elfman as Morrie Schwartz. Tickets are $28 ($22 group). Call 561347-3948 or go to www.brtg.org. March 2 Canada’s “First Lady of Musical Theater,” Louise Pitre performs at 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 2 and 3 at the Crest Theatre of Delray Beach Center for the Arts. Tickets are $45. Call 561-2437922. March 3 Impressionist-comedian Rich Little makes his Royal Room Cabaret debut at 8 p.m. March 3-7 at the Colony Hotel 155

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Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. Other March acts are Steve Tyrell March 10-14 and 17-21; Mary Wilson March 24-28 and Tommy Tune March 31-April 4 and April 7-11. Call 561-655-5430 or go to www. thecolonypalmbeach.com. March 5 Gladys Knight sings at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Tickets start at $25. Call 800572-8471 or go to www.kravis.org. March 6 The ninth annual Festival of Arts Boca kicks off Friday, March 6 at Mizner Park Amphitheater with a remastered screening of the movie classic “West Side Story,” with live accompaniment of the Leonard Bernstein score by the Festival Orchestra Boca. The Festival runs through March 15. Highlights include Bella Fleck, Sir James Galway, Guillaume Cote of the National Ballet of Canada; Conrad Tao and the Young People’s Chorus of New York, the Master Chorale of South Florida and the Festival Boca Orchestra performing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. There is also an Authors & Ideas program. Call 866-517-ARTS (2787) or go to www. festivalbocaoftheartsboca.org. “Jekyll & Hyde The Musical” will be performed March 6-8 at the Crest Theatre, Delray Beach. Shows are 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $45. Call 5610243-7922 or go to www.delrayarts.org. “Uncertain Terms,” a new comedy by Alison Gregory about an ex-husband who just won’t go away, opens March 6 and runs most nights through March 29 at Arts Garage, 189 N.W. First St., Delray Beach. Other shows include Bria Skonberg March 7; Dave Keller March 14; Vinicius Cantuaia March 21; Sam Morril march 22 and Nanny Assis March 28. Tickets are $30, $35 and $45. Call 561450-6357 or go to www.artsgarage.org. March 7 “Turn Out for the Stars,” a benefit dinner for Boca Ballet Theatre will be held at the Seagate Beach Club in Delray Beach following a 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7 performance at Countess de Hoernle Theatre at Spanish River High School, 5100 Jog Road, Boca Raton. Featured soloist is Daniel Ulbricht of New York City Ballet and other NYCB dancers. Tickets are $50. Call 561-995-0709 or visit www.bocabal-

let.org. March 10 Kravis on Broadway presents “Anything Goes” March 10-15 in West Palm Beach. Tickets start at $25. Call 800-5728471. March 13 What a day for a daydream. Singersongwriter John Sebastian, principal songwriter and singer of the Lovin’ Spoonful, performs at 8 p.m. Friday, March 13 at the Crest Theatre in Delray Beach. Tickets are $49-$75. Call 561-243-7922. March 16 Crest Broadway Cabaret Series presents Lea Solanga in concert 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and 17 in the Crest Theatre. Tickets are $45. Call 561243-7922. March 18 Tom Cotter performs a Catch a Rising Star concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 at the Crest Theatre. Tickets are $50. Call 561-243-7922. March 20 The Musical “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” is onstage March 20-22 at the Crest Theatre. Tickets are $45. Call 561243-7922. March 23 Famed classical violinist Joshua Bell performs in the Kravis Center at 8 p.m. Monday, March 23. Broadway legend Audra McDonald follows at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 24. Tickets start at $30. Call 800572-8471 or go to www.kravis.org. March 25 The international stage hit “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” will be presented Wednesday through Friday, March 25-29 at Kravis Center. The show is an intimate collection of stories by Nora and Delia Ephron, with a lot of cool fashions. Tickets start at $35 in the intimate Rinker Theater of Kravis Center. Call 800-745-8471 or go to www.kravis.org. March 30 Michael Feinstein conducts the Kravis Center Pops Orchestra in a Great American Songbook program “The Gershwins and Me” featuring Carole J. Bufford and Chuck Cooper at 8 p.m. Monday March 30. Tickets start at $27. The month concludes with The Australian Bee Gees Show 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 31. Tickets start at $20. Call 800-574-8471 or go to www.kravis.org.

entertainment ║ concert review

Bob Seger

Rocks South Florida By Skip Sheffield photos by Tom Craig

bob seger

Seger turns 70 on May 6 and he has been rocking since 1961 in his native Michigan. Perhaps that’s why this working class hero sold out his February 7 concert at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. His hair may be almost white and he wears glasses, but Seger proved he still has what it takes when he brought his new, improved and enlarged Silver Bullet band to town.

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In January of 2015, Bob Seger told Rolling Stone magazine his current tour would probably be his last.

Opening the show was a new talent, Clare Dunn, who warmed up the house and thanked Seger profusely for choosing her as opening act. Dunn is billed as country but she looks and sounds more like rock ‘n’ roll and she has the voice guitar chops to prove it. The Silver Bullet Band included such long-time members as bassist Chris Campbell and saxophonist Alto Reed and such newcomers as one-time Boca Raton resident and former Grand Funk Railroad singer-drummer Don Brewer. Jim “Moose” Brown is an outstanding lead guitarist who also doubles on keyboards. There was a four-piece trumpet section; fiddle and mandolin by Denise Richardson and three female backup singers. If you counted alto reed

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Seger, there were a dozen musicians onstage. Everyone got their money’s worth with a set list of 16 of Seger’s best songs starting with “The Fire Down Below.” The Silver Bullets blasted through such favorites as “Mainstreet,” “Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “Her Strut,” “We’ve Got Tonight” and even a couple covers; Steve Earle’s “The Devil’s Right Hand” and John Hurt’s “Detroit Made.” The wildly enthusiastic audience demanded and received three encores with four songs, ending appropriately with “Rock and Roll Never Forgets.” No, no one will forget Bob Segar or this special night in a Sunrise hockey arena.

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health & beauty ║ pain relief

How To Fix That “Pain In The Neck”


By Dr. John Conde

Neck pain can be, well, a “pain in the neck.” It is estimated that 10% of Americans (that’s 30,500,496 people!) are currently suffering from neck pain.

The traditional treatment prescribed by physicians utilizing pain relievers, muscle relaxants, rest, and possible soft collar application is no longer the acceptable standard of care as this regimen only produces symptomatic relief. According to a landmark report furnished by the Task Force on Neck Pain and its Associated Disorders (which can be found in the peer reviewed medical journal Spine), some of the most effective treatments for neck pain include manipulation, mobilization, massage, and exercise. In addition, cutting-edge research is exposing the benefits of brain-based therapeutic exercises for the relief and prevention of neck pain due to the brain’s intimate control of neck muscles. The neck is the most dynamic part of the spine. Its main functions are to protect the spinal cord, provide the foundation for the skull, and act as a bridge connecting the skull with the rest of the body. However, it has to be flexible enough to allow movement in six different planes. This makes the neck the most vulnerable region of the spine to injury. It is lined with a high concentration of compression sensitive sensors (joint mechanoreceptors), which when triggered provide a high powered stimulation to the brain which is essential for its health. The small muscles which surround the neck play a large role in the overall health of the neck. Reflexes generated in these muscles in response to stretch relay through a 46 March 2015 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

certain part of the brain termed the cerebellum which then fire back to keep these same muscles strong. As a result, brainbased therapies geared towards the cerebellum produce amazing results concerning the overall stability of the neck. The most common neck complaints involve three distinct structures: the disc, the posterior joints of the spine also known as the facet joints, and the soft tissue regions including the ligaments and tendons surrounding the spine. Injury to the discs which are found between the vertebrae and

act as shock absorbers will produce moderate to severe neck pain with associated pain into the arm and hand. The pain may be relieved momentarily with elevation of the affected arm over the head. Facet joint injuries will also manifest as neck and arm pain but may start without an offensive behavior like a trauma and will typically produce pain down the outer arm into the hand. Lastly, soft tissue injury will normally produce localized pain with severe restriction of movement. Nausea and headache may accompany the pain. This is commonly found after motor vehicle accidents. Many new, advanced therapies are combining physical medicine such as mobilization exercises, stretch/strengthening exercises, myofascial release, traction, decompression, and nutrition with brain-based exercises targeting the cerebellum region of the brain. This approach not only focuses on the neck structures themselves but also the regions of the brain that control the deep intrinsic muscles of the neck producing greater stability. Stop hurting and start living. Dr. John Conde is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist. He has achieved Diplomate status through the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. He has subspecialty training in vestibular disorders and traumatic brain injuries. The Conde Center For Chiropractic Neurology integrates traditional chiropractic medicine with advanced neurological rehabilitation protocols. The office can be reached at 561-330-6096 and at thecondecenter.com.

health & beauty ║ dermatology

Body Contouring


By Thomas C. Balshi, M.D.

Body contouring has been growing in popularity, and not just among celebrities. Most of us have a little “pooch” that we would love to get rid of. With so many options to choose from it can be easy to get confused about what works, what doesn’t and which option is best for you.

If you’re looking for a way to reshape your body but don’t want to have surgery, liposuction or down time, these non-surgical options are very impressive. Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting is a one-hour, nofuss, non-surgical, fat-cell-destroyer that requires neither healing time nor a single suture. During a CoolSculpting session, an oblong molded cup is placed over the lower stomach or love handles; heavyduty suction pulls one’s fat inside the cup, where it’s chilled to about 5˚C (41˚F). After the one hour treatment, the hand piece is removed. The flesh is now frozen in the shape of a frozen, pink, stick of butter, distinct from the rest of the abdomen. Then the process is repeated on the next treatment area. Total time can be 3-6 hours depending on the number of treatment sites. Some of the fat cells in the selected area are destroyed and ultimately disposed of by the liver, a process that can take four to six months. CoolSculpting is capable of removing 25 percent of the fat that fits in the cup for treatment. It is FDA cleared and safe but patients often complain of pain at the treatment area for several days following treatment. The hot competitor to fat-freezer Zeltiq is the Liposonix, a gadget that liquefies fat using high-intensity, focused ultrasound. The manufacturers of Liposonix don’t make claims about specific weight loss, but they use the tagline: “One treatment, one hour, one size smaller.” Lipo¬sonix heats fat to 55˚C as the technician moves the hand piece around your abdominal fat for the one hour treatment. The heat melts fat cells which stimulates the im48 March 2015 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

mune system to clean up the damaged fat cells and take that damaged fat to the liver. The body then clears it. Most patients see results within four to six weeks. During treatment, the patient may feel discomfort, cold, prickling, and tingling. After

treatment there may be pain, redness, swelling, and bruising, but most people tolerate it quite well. Bigger and Better is the BTL device called Vanquish. Similar to Liposonix it uses heat to melt fat, only Vanquish uses a radio frequency technology, not ultrasound. With its huge panel that covers the entire abdominal area and love handles simultaneously, it is a clear winner based simply on the size of the treatment area. Other obvious benefits to Vanquish are that it is completely painless, before, during and after treatment. No technician or hand piece ever touches you...the panel just hovers over the treatment area. What may be its most remarkable asset is that there is a panel to treat the stubborn arm and leg fat too, making Vanquish the most versatile body contouring machine on the market. With as little as four 45min treatments, spaced about a week apart, patients can shrink from 2-4 inches! For most patients on the brink of trying a little body sculpting, Vanquish is clearly the first choice. To wiggle out of some fat tissue painlessly outshines even “the chocolate diet.” A simple hour of warm contemplation could be the impetus that sets in place a treatment plan for a firmer and more fit YOU. Consult with your dermatologist about the effectiveness of your choices and the path that will give you the most satisfying results. Dr. Thomas C. Balshi 4665 W. Atlantic Ave 561-272-6000 southflderm.com www.balshimd.com

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health & beauty ║ Your Dental Health

Do you really need to see your dentist twice a year?


BY Craig Spodak, DMD, PA

This widely accepted standard might not apply to you.

We all know that it’s important to brush and floss daily, maintain a healthy diet and see your dentist regularly, but just how often should you get your teeth professionally cleaned? For quite some time, dental professionals have recommended a teeth cleaning every six months. However, this rule of thumb was designed with the “average” person in mind and now that healthcare is more personalized, standards are becoming less and less “standard.” Importance of Cleanings The purpose behind dental cleanings is to maintain healthy teeth, gums and bones, which contribute to good overall health. We’re all familiar with plaque, which is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria and saliva, and when this is not removed (brushed off, for instance), it turns into calculus. When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy gums and bone. If you’re not cleaning your teeth well enough, or having a hygienist do it for you, you’re causing damage to your oral cavity that will be more difficult to manage later. Where Do You Fit In? The “every six months” rule is based on people who are middle-aged, don’t smoke or eat too many sweets, and who brush their teeth twice a day. At the end of six months, these people would have produced enough tartar that the skills of a dental hygienist are needed. However, there are some exceptions to the rule. For instance, some people might be fine going longer than six months in between cleanings, but this category is smaller than you’d think. Generally, these people are in their 20s and 30s and who are healthy, eat really well and floss daily. If you occasionally go to bed without brushing your teeth, floss irregularly or drink 50 March 2015 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

soda or sugary juices almost every day, this is not your category. On the other end of the spectrum, there are people who need to have “deep cleanings” every three months (or more) because they have periodontal disease. With periodontitis, gums pull away from the teeth and form spaces (aka pockets) that become infected and spread below the gum line. A hygienist is needed to monitor the pockets and the spread of the disease so deep cleanings are considered a treatment for active gum disease, versus a regular cleaning. It is also a safe bet to see your hygienist more often if you smoke, have a diet rich in sugary foods and drinks, have diabetes, are elderly, have dry mouth or heart problems, etc. What To Do Talk to your dentist and hygienist. They have the skills and training to diagnose

your current oral health and treat you to either maintain a healthy mouth or work toward a healthy mouth. Take some steps at home, too, and make sure you’re brushing and flossing regularly, eating a healthy diet and drinking a lot of water, and cutting back on drinking and smoking, if applicable. If you’re not sure if you have a healthy mouth because you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, take the first step and find a local dentist. The mouth is the gateway to the body and it’s proven that oral health might affect, or be affected by, or contribute to various diseases and conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and more. So, if you have a dirty mouth, clean it up! Spodak Dental Group is a comprehensive dental practice providing all general and specialty services in one convenient facility. Call (561) 498-0050 or visit www.SpodakDental.com to schedule an appointment.

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health & beauty ║ Anti-Aging

Can A Facial Damage Your Skin?


By Kristin Heather

Staying progressive in the skin care industry means trying everything. I have gone from a synthetic-product­‐using­‐chemical­‐peeler to a firm believer that organic is the only way to heal skin.

All of the experience continues to reveal the connection between the skin and the body, and fuels my personal research and development of the best skin care techniques. Unfortunately, mainstream treatments include methods that create future customers; they generate long-term effects that should have you critically considering your next facial. Let’s look at some common techniques that damage the skin: Steaming is used to relax the skin and open the pores so that professional cleaning is easier and painless. Although steaming is amazing for detoxification, using it in a facial before extractions is risky: • Because post-­steamed skin is so willing to release, oils integral in the skin’s protection are removed along with unwanted congestion. • Steaming breaks down the acid mantle (sits on the outer layer of the skin). Destroying the skin’s protection should never be a result of a facial treatment as it creates vulnerability to external irritants, damage, and wrinkles. • Steaming leaves water residue on the skin. Water hinders the natural flow of the skin, while oils support it. Using water, other than to cleanse briefly, is completely unnecessary in any facial. Squeezing is widely used in professional skin care. Extractions are a great addition to any facial; the correct way to extract is to examine the congestion and remove it without causing any damage. Many technicians, however, find it completely acceptable to squeeze blemishes and congestion with fingers and cotton swabs: • When squeezing the skin, unnecessary pressure is applied to delicate capillaries, risking breakage. • Ever break out after a facial? Since squeezing is 52 March 2015 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

insufficient in removing congestion, it often pushes bacteria deeper causing the breakout to spread around the once- concentrated area. Microdermabrasion, scrubs, naturallyoccurring acids, and chemical peels are used throughout the skin care world as a way to exfoliate unwanted congestion (in all forms) that sit on the outer layer of the skin: • The epidermis (outer layer) is about as thin as a sheet of paper. When you scrub or use a high-pressure system to force a granule or crystal onto the skin (microdermabrasion), this sheet is thinning out and most likely completely disappearing, leaving skin void of protection from sun and pollution. • Often these treatments begin to damage the second layer of the skin (the dermis). The dermal tissue looks better and more youthful, yet it has absolutely no defense and trauma to this layer can lead to chronic inflammation. • The more often exfoliating treatments are

used, the dirtier the pores become. The pores reaction to these types of low-grade trauma is to produce a sticky oil fast to try and protect itself, and that oil congests more easily. Chemical-based products are used throughout the professional and at-home skin care world: • The skin is alive. Chemicals are dead. Chemicals simply hinder the skin to do what it needs to be healthy. • The smallest part of the face is the cell, vibrating and energetic, and anything that disrupts the flow of energy and life force should not be used. Each of these treatments unintentionally cause heightened skin sensitivity. In a place like Florida, where the sun is strong and the atmosphere susceptible to mold, it’s crucial to have a strong defense. Without a defense, any skin issue will come back even worse. You will be a skin care customer for life. Mainstream techniques do not address the root cause skin problems. Wrinkles, brown spots, acne, and congestion will simply show up again and again: if not on the skin, somewhere else in the body. The focus of skin care should be to make the skin strong and to support the life force vibration of the skin. It is aliveness and energy that makes the skin look youthful and beautiful. Nourishe owner and visionary, Kristin Bauer, believes that true healing lies within us through a physical, emotional, and spiritual connection. Her current skin care methods combine cutting edge technology, emotional detoxification, and organic, signature treatments. Kristin formulates all Nourishe treatments and the Nourishe Organics skin care line using 100% organic and wildharvested ingredients. She is a certified Hado instructor and her passion for skin care and healing is combined with one for honoring Mother Earth.

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health & beauty ║ Body Beautiful

What’s Your Workout Style?


By Alex Hurwitz

When it comes to working out, comfort is key; having proper gear, useful gadgets and looking good, well that just makes it more fun. There’s lots of fitness gear out there to choose from. Here are a few of my favs and some new items you might want try.

These days there are plenty of refillable water bottles out there. You can find ones with removable bottoms for thorough cleaning, ones made from double-walled glass to keep your ice water icy and ones with their very own built-in purifiers. Whatever your preference, be sure to get yourself a refillable water bottle ASAP! We all know hydration is important, even more crucial when you’re working out. Aim for half your bodyweight in ounces daily. That means someone weighing in at 150lbs should consume at least 75 ounces of water a day. Workout clothing – where to begin? Retailers are embracing the Athleisure trend. Sporting yoga wear around town running errands, etc is perfectly acceptable and the retailers are cashing in on your comfort (finally!). Whatever you wear make sure you have the right amount of compression for muscle and joint support, but still comfortable. Moisture wicking, breathable material is key – toss the 100% cotton Ts! Among the usual brands of Nike, Lululemon and Under Armour, you might try Skins Compression Wear, claiming a faster recovery from your workout. Whatever you choose, experiment with different colors, prints & styles and have some fun. I guarantee you will have a better workout if you actually like the way you look at the gym!

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ing gloves, protect your hands, get a better grip and look like a pro at the same time! With these tips, you’ll be well on your way to achieving your health and fitness goals in style!

Next, there are lots of gadgets for tracking and monitoring. My personal favorite is the MyZone heart rate monitoring system. It transmits calories burned, target heart rate zones and energy expenditure in real time to a live display and uploads the data to your personal profile, allowing you to monitor and reach your fitness goals more clearly. Not to mention I also get an email direct to my inbox after each workout so I can see my stats. Looking for a little bling? FitBit Tracker is coming out with the Tory Burch Tracker line this spring. Her trackers come in silver, gold and rose gold.

STAY ON TRACK: Struggling to keep those New Year’s Resolutions? Here are a few mindsets to change now to keep you moving forward: • Lose the All Or Nothing Mindset. No one’s perfect, give yourself a break. Stick to your goal at least 80% of the time and you will succeed. Trust me, it will get easier. • Do you think you’re On A Diet? Diets end, this is a lifestyle change for you, never ending, just evolving. • Are you Keeping Your Goals A Secret? Are you afraid of falling off the proverbial horse? No one wants to fail publicly. Verbalizing your goals though helps to make you accountable to yourself. Try it. • Have you Forgotten The Benefits Of Your Life Change? Well here are a few words of encouragement for you: More energy, better nights sleep, better balance, better skin, healthier relationships, strong immune system, ability to change your life. Enough said? Keep it up, you can do it! Alex Hurwtiz is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and can be reached at 561-274-7477 or info@mintfit.com

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special feature ║ Elizabeth Pipko

Girl On The Move

Elizabeth Pipko


By Lisa Marie Photos by Cari Paige, Studio Bérengère

Elizabeth Pipko is a working model, professional athlete and published writer. She hopes her story will motivate people to reach for the stars and follow their dreams. We sat down with Elizabeth to talk about what inspires her.

Elizabeth, it’s so nice to meet you! I’m really excited for our readers to get to know you! Tell me about this photographer who discovered you. It’s so nice to meet you too! This is my favorite story to tell, because nobody ever believes it! I was sixteen at the time. My mom was walking our dog in Central Park when she saw a photographer shooting a fashion editorial. My mother approached her and said, “I love the way you handle your crew with such humor and professionalism”. The photographer thanked her and noticed “Tiny Tim”, our dog. She asked if she could use our dog in her outdoor shoot. In return my mom asked if the photographer would do a shoot with me. The photographer, whose name is Cari Paige, agreed. She spent about a day showing me how to pose, find the light and other important aspects of modeling, since I was green. We did a few shoots after that. She noticed something in me and six months later she got me signed with a top agency and inspired me to be everything I am today. That’s incredible! Are you saying she helped with more than just the modeling? Yes, absolutely! When I had met her, I was an awkward sixteen year old who was writing sad poetry about a boy who didn’t like me and I was being bullied at school. Cari convinced me that my writing was good and should be shared with the world. Once in the park, she convinced me to stand up and start reading my poems out loud to work on my confidence. It worked. She brought me out of my shell and inspired me to become my own person and follow my dreams. Eventually I wrote a book of my poetry called “Sweet Sixteen” which deals with everything that was going on in my heart at the time. I’m now working on the second book, I take classes at Harvard and I’m a competitive figure skater. In winter I practice at home in Florida and in New York City in summer. 58 March 2015 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

life you are always going to meet up with those who aren’t the nicest people and they may present challenges. Everyone needs to understand that will happen to them in life. The important thing is how you respond to it. I can only feel sorry for anyone that goes out of their way to hurt someone else.

That’s a lot! I can’t imagine how you make time for all that. Tell us more… Yes it takes a lot of my time but I’ve been skating for about ten years now and it’s the one thing I cannot live without. I’ve had a lot of injuries and setbacks but it’s made me tough and work harder to reach my goal of competing in the Olympics. Good luck with that! You said you were bullied in school, how did that affect you? It was tough! Often in middle school I ate lunch in the bathroom and I cried myself to sleep for a long time. It was only when I started modeling that I learned that people will bully you for all sorts of reasons and the only way to deal with it is to ignore it, there is no real way around it. I actually have a funny story! This is kind of what really helped me grow and stop listening to the bullies around me. When I was younger I would always look forward to Wednesday nights because they aired my favorite show “America’s Next Top Model”. I remember one show there was a male model shooting with all of the contestants called CJ Richards. I remember thinking how cool he was. Fast forward a few years and I’m on a bus headed to a modeling job when I learn CJ Richards will be working with me that day. During the bus ride I thought about how silly I was to allow bullies to negatively impact me in school. In that moment I realized how ironic and amazing life can be. That’s such an inspirational story! So no more bullying I hope? The school bullying has stopped. But in

On a more positive note, you’ve recently been compared to Emily Ratajkowski and I’ve heard people saying you may be the new ‘it’ girl. Is Emily an inspiration? Being compared to Emily was such an honor. I have yet to meet her and tell her how amazing and talented I think she is and what an inspiration she has been. Her name with mine in a sentence makes me smile. I’m affected by other people too. My parents inspire me to work hard every day as well as my brother who’s my best friend. Meeting Cari clearly changed my world, and she continues to motivate me every day with her creativity and uniqueness. There are many amazing athletes and other artists I turn to for inspiration as well. Watching the great Olympic moments really keeps me going. I’ve been blessed to meet some truly amazing people. So tell me, from your experiences what’s the best advice you can give to someone reading this right now? Be yourself and never ever give up. It doesn’t matter if you think it’s too late or too early or unrealistic. Get up and fight for your dream every day and even more importantly, be yourself. It’s the most wonderful thing in the world to embrace who you are and everything you stand for. These are the things nobody can ever take away from you and what make you truly beautiful!

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special feature ║ West Delray Collision Center

Trust the Qualified Repair Specialists at

West Delray Collision Center Audi Authorized Repair Facility

By Nicol Jenkins

Quality of repairs and experienced staff are at the core of West Delray Collision Center, which has been referred to as the Number one automotive collision center in South Florida. It comes as no surprise since the business is the only body shop in the Southeast that has built itself exclusively on reputation and dealer referrals. Nobody wants to be in an auto accident, but the knowledgeable staff at West Delray Collision Center prides themselves on their ability to turn your unfortunate circumstance into a stress-free and positive experience. Before you call your insurer, call West Delray Collision Center; they will be the liaison between the customer and the insurance company. Know your rights from the insurance company… Don’t let your insurance company bully you. Tell them West Delray Collision is your shop! You are in good hands since the local repair shop will 60 March 2015 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com


Just as life, your journey on the highway can have some bumps in the road. That’s where West Delray Collision Center comes in as your reliable vehicle repair experts to get you driving safely once again.

get you a tow, a loaner and manage 100% of your claim. A team of expertly skilled and gifted technicians will immediately assess the damage, order the necessary parts and begin working on your vehicle right away! The specialists at West Delray Collision Center strive for and will settle for nothing less than perfection. They don’t just fix a car, and make it drivable to get it back on the road… their goal is to improve upon your vehicle’s pre-accident condition. Through their “Unrelated Damage Forgiveness” program, if you had a dent or a scratch that was on your vehicle prior to your collision… they will go ahead and fix that too. The technicians are all ASE and I-Car Gold Class Certified, which is the highest level of repair certification and they are an AUDI Authorized Collision Repair Center. Their state-of-theart facility houses only the industry’s best in tools, instruments and equipment. Their state-of -the-art computerized paint system allows for expert color refinishing with the finest paints for the industry. Needless to say, they have the right tools and equipment for the job. In fact, the family owned and operated collision business has been servicing high end vehicles for more than three decades. They are a full service center from small dents to major collisions for all makes and modelsforeign, domestic and exotic vehicles. What sets the business apart is their many high quality services including their 24/7 experienced claims desk, ASE Certified technicians and mechanics as well as trained professional office personnel in handling insurance claims. They have a lifetime guarantee on all repairs! West Delray Collision Center deals with all the major insurance companies. They are a Direct Repair Facility for Hartford, MetLife, AAA and more; in addition to being the Dealer Preferred Collision Shop for Lighthouse Point Audi, Coral Springs Audi, and Deerfield Beach Toyota. They also offer a voucher towards a rental car. Sign up for their mobile estimating or you can text or email photos for a verbal estimate. Prepare now! Before an accident occurs, come into the shop and see what West Delray Collision Center can do for you! Enjoy a cup of coffee, tour the facility, and talk to their friendly staff just in case you need their services down the road. Say hello to their experienced and friendly staff -- Bill Roth and Debra Newman, I-Car Platinum and ASE Certified estimators; Terri Anne Coyle, their experienced claims handler

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and Bob Edwards, their Quality Control Shop Manager. The secret to their success is treating their customers like family. They truly care about their customers and get to know all about their families. West Delray Collision Center is a big community supporter of local charities such as a girls youth softball team, a 55-plus gentlemen softball team as well as other wonderful charities and causes. Look up West Delray Collision Center on Facebook, Yelp and Google for outstanding reviews by their loyal customers! Many of those customers rave about the top level of service not found at any other shop. “This shop actually made a truly aggravating experience somewhat pleasant. The staff at West Delray Collision Center actually seemed to care about my situation. I couldn’t be happier with the result,” stated

one satisfied customer. If you put your trust and vehicle into the hands of West Delray Collision Center … your accident will seem like a mere bump in the road. Their trusted staff will have you back behind the wheel faster than anybody else and you’ll have the confidence in knowing your vehicle was restored using only certified parts and repaired by the best and most professional technicians in the industry. Call them today! They are offering a 10 percent labor discount on any valid insurance claim for March or April. West Delray Beach Collision Center 9701 West Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33446 561-638-8300 www.westdelraycollision.com Like us on Facebook .

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special feature ║ DELRAY DENTAL

The Gentle Dentists




There’s a lot of smiling going on at the Delray Dental office in Delray Beach.

The Bosses, no hair lots of teeth

But it’s not the new Trader Joe’s or the colorful shopping center nearby. It is a combination of happy patients and a staff that enjoys their work and sees the fruit of their labor. “I love my job,” said Luz Tamayo, “everyday is different and I like helping people look their best,” said the highly proficient dental assistant who rises to every challenge put in front of her. CJ, who has been with Delray Dental for eight years, also finds her work a source of pleasure. “I love seeing people happy with their beautiful smiles after work is done here. We meet the most interesting people and I love my work,” said the receptionist and assistant who makes appointments, helps file insurance claims and helps the dentists. If CJ’s smile is any indication of the work done at Delray Den62 March 2015 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

tal you’re in good hands. Just ask Gary Rizzo. The kitchen and bath designer has been coming to Delray Dental for the past year and a half and couldn’t be happier. He comes for regular cleanings, has had crowns put in and bonding done on his teeth. And, how many times do you see someone leaving the dentist office with a smile on their face? “People notice the difference in my smile. My teeth are white and I really like both Dr. John and Dr. Ted. They have a great bedside manner and are kind and warm – and that helps when you’re going to the dentist,” said Rizzo. If you talk to Shirley Westby she will tell you that Delray Dental is a family affair. Her mom Eileen started coming 30 years ago and then

she followed. “I have cleanings here, root canals, caps and crowns. I like both dentists; they are gently, thorough and pleasant. My cap came loose on a trip once and they put it back. The doctor said it would last a week or a month but it has lasted 30 years,” said the Tropic Harbor resident whose husband James is also a patient. That’s another perk for patients of Delray Dental – they will take care of you in any emergency situation. “We excel at immediate relief of pain and if there’s an emergency we get you in the office as soon as possible. We had a patient whose veneer popped off and within 35 minutes we corrected her dental problem,” said Dr. John. Dr. John and Dr. Ted are known as the Ritota brothers. Their father Dr. John P. Ritota was a dentist for 57 years in New Jersey and their uncle Michael was a cardiologist for 63 years. The last piece to the familial pie is their mother Dolores who helped out in her husband’s dental practice in New Jersey and who now works at Delray Dental a few days a week. It is Delores who welcomes patients and answers the The REAL BOSS!

Happy Staff, Brenda, Carrine, Luz, Gracela, Dolores, Dr. Ted, Dr. John. HAPPY OFFICE!!!

phone. It is also Delores who adds a quintessential maternal presence to the Delray office. There are some things that are static however. “Our office has been in the same place for 35 years and we use the latest dental materials and treatments. We use Zirconia ceramic crowns because they last longer, fit well and have a translucent color that blends well with the other teeth,” said Dr. Ted. They also have a new whitening product called Phillips Zoom QuickPro whitening two-layer technology. The whitening process only takes five minutes and makes a world of difference. Both doctors believe in the advantage of continuing education and both see a lot more patients asking for dental implants. “We are seeing so many people who want implants now because they have missing teeth or they want to replace teeth. We can remove a tooth and do a temporary dental implant in the same day.” Dr. John graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry and is trained in all types of Dental Implant Systems. He received the Van Cliburn Award for extensive TMJ Dental Research and enjoys making his patients smile look perfect. Dr. Ted graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry and has advanced training in most implant systems and has completed surgical residencies for the placement of implants. They are also keeping up with the times. On their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/delraydental you can enter to win a free dental cleaning and a $50 dinner coupon. Called the SELFIE SMILE CONTEST you must send in a selfie showing off your smile, add a creative fun caption and post it on their Facebook page. Winners are picked monthly. They also sell a terrific line of Nutraceutical supplements called Nussentials. The liquid vitamins and minerals help patient’s immune system and overall health (nussentials.com/drj). There’s also a skincare line. “Our patients are our top priority. We provide the most comprehensive dental care possible, focusing on implants, cosmetic and general dentistry. From teeth whitening, invisible braces and smile makeovers to implants and dental emergencies, we make our patients as comfortable as possible. We practice the OLDFASHIONED WAY treating you as a person, not a chart number.” A good smile is worth a fortune, the Ritota brothers always say. And they’re right. DELRAY DENTAL Ritota & Ritota, P.A. 3401 S. Federal Highway Delray Beach Florida 33483 561.272.6664

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special feature ║ posh properties

Rising Star in Real Estate



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With over $65 million in real estate transactions for 2014, the three-year- old Pineapple Grove boutique offices of Posh Properties “has fast become one of the areas well recognized ‘go to’ Real Estate companies,” said Broker-Owner Jerilyn Walter.

Some of the Posh Team include, Chelsey Hublar, Dina Branham, Michelle Sadownick, Jerilyn Walter, Catherine McGlennon, Tiffany Savino and Anthony Aliberti

Boasting “a work ethic you expect and experience you deserve,” their real estate agents have an in-depth knowledge of Palm Beach County and a passion to serve customer’s needs. “We work diligently to find the right property, whether you are a first time home buyer, investor or are looking for a waterfront luxury home or condominium,” says Walter. 64 March 2015 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

Just ask five-time customer Philip Rostron of Toronto. “As an investor I need to feel confident my agent is working for me, not the commission. Jerilyn Walter is not only extremely familiar with the area, but she has a keen understanding of the best investment properties and buying and selling at the perfect time.” Three-time customer Peter Piccioicca

agrees. “The agents at Posh Properties provide the service you expect, but rarely receive.” Posh Real estate agent Anthony Aliberti is proof of that. He is charming, affable and aims to please. “I do whatever the customer needs me to do. I will coordinate all the repairs, inspections or landscaping and am not adverse to hard work.”

Jerilyn Walter, Broker-Owner, along with Chelsey Hublar, are enjoying the booming market

Posh Properties has doubled the number of transactions every year. “What sells a house is dedication to the seller. Every listing makes a difference in our office; we not only appreciate the opportunity to represent a seller, we take it very seriously.” adds Walter. Posh Properties Realtor Catherine McGlennon has sold over $12 million of real estate in 2014. “I always keep the customer’s interests in mind and protect them. My customers can reach me at all times. Unlike many agents, I always pick up my phone Even after the deal is done.” Connecticut born realtor Michelle Sadownick is also passionate about real estate. She specializes in waterfront properties, has a design background and provides clients with excellent service by way of open communication. “I really care about people Tiffany Savino and Michelle Sadownick are poised to have their best year ever

and truly want to help them.” Dina Branham, a broker/associate, licensed in Florida since 2003, and Tennessee since 2010, has brought her knowledge as a previous brokerage owner to Posh. This experience has proven to be invaluable in assisting clients across the states, as well as her unique concierge approach and passion to helping her customer in finding their perfect home. It’s no surprise that her referral network is so strong. Tiffany Savino, who was raised in Palm Beach County, has owned and operated successful small businesses. Her mother is a Realtor and her father a real estate attorney, so real estate is in her bloodline. “I have an extensive knowledge of the Intracoastal Waterways and inlets, along with the communities and amenities surrounding the ‘Boating Lifestyle.’” Posh Properties newest recruit, Chelsey Hublar began her career as the Agent Coordinator and quickly became a full-time

Dina Branham, brings her experience and panache to Posh

agent. After only a short time she has closed 17 transactions. Now that the real estate market in Palm Beach County is booming again, Walter is seated in the front row. “Posh Properties has established itself as the agency of choice for buyers and sellers who want to work with agents that put the customer first. We are all about relationships – it’s who we are and what we do. Once you work with us you become part of the Posh Properties family. And that’s an enviable position.” POSH PROPERTIES 107 NE 2ND Avenue Delray Beach 561-537-0050 poshflorida.com

Catherine McGlennon and Anthony Aliberti stand outside their recent Delray Beach waterfront listing, priced at $7.9million

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special feature ║ delray beach marketing cooperative



Coastal Living names Delray Beach one of America’s Happiest Seaside Towns 2015. Now it’s time to go for #1!

Clap along if you know what happiness is to you…or in this case, cast your vote. Coastal Living, the leading authority on coastal home and travel, has listed Delray Beach on its fourth annual top ten list of America’s Happiest Seaside Towns. Now it’s up to all our happy Delrayians to vote all month to make us number one. Through March 31, consumers can vote for their favorite town to determine which will be named Coastal Living’s No. 1 Happiest Seaside Town in America. The 2015 list of the happiest places to live by the sea is live on www.coastalliving.com/ happytowns2015 and in the March issue of Coastal Living. “This is a win for the whole city already, now we just need to band together as the happy community if we are to win number one,” proclaims Stephanie Immelman, Executive Director of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative. Entities such as the Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Development Au-

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thority, and private organizations will all be reaching out through their channels to help get a victory. The City will be receiving national press and it is a great opportunity to involve everyone in this effort. “It’s great to be nationally recognized for something the locals have known all along,” said Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein. “People that visit here tend to want to stay. There are a lot of reasons to be happy in Delray Beach.” The 2015 finalists for “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns” were chosen by Coastal Living editors by first reviewing destinations that have been listed in the past as Coastal Living Dream Towns, along with towns that are nominated by readers via social media. They then collected each town’s rank on the Gallup-

Healthways Well-Being Index, percentage of sunny days, air quality, healthiness of beaches, commute times, crime ratings, walkability, standard of living and financial well-being of the locals, geographic diversity, and Coastal Living editors’ assessment of each town’s “coastal vibe.” This is another title the entire city can be proud of, and what better reason to work together to achieve a goal than happiness. Spread the word on social media with #CLHappyTown and vote online at www. coastalliving.com/happytowns2015. Coastal Living will feature the No. 1 Happiest Seaside Town in the July/August issue of Coastal Living, on newsstands June 19, and on www.coastalliving.com.




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special feature ║ The Conde Center For Chiropractic Neurology

Dr. Conde and Dr. Lamperski standing in the new Key West inspired lounge area

Expanding Relief

The Conde Center For Chiropractic Neurology By diane feen



Dr. John Conde’s approach to healing is quite unique in the field of medicine. As one of the country’s few Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologists his approach to healthcare utilizes advanced neurological rehabilitation protocols in combination with traditional physical medicine.

In a way Dr. Conde is somewhat of a medical sleuth. That is why his office is always filled, and The Conde Center for Chiropractic Neurology has doubled its space to 4,300-square-feet. Because of this expansion Dr. Travis Lamperski, a highly qualified Chiropractic Physician from Pennsylvania, has joined the practice. As a way to help patients regain optimal health Dr. Conde has made it his life’s work to understand the cause of medical problems so he can help each patient return to a state of health. “I take pride in doing comprehensive orthopedic and neurological exams as a thorough way to pinpoint the actual underlying cause of a patients problem,” said Dr. Conde, who graduated Summa Cum Laude and was 68 March 2015 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

Valedictorian of his class at Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas. Some of the state-of-the-art equipment utilized at The Conde Center for Chiropractic Neurology includes Class IV high power laser therapy, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy, and whole body vibration therapy to alleviate back pain and help those suffering with spinal stenosis. “These modalities accelerate tissue healing and are restorative for rehabilitating injured discs and muscle tissue”. Dr. Conde’s approach to healing patients is non-surgical, non-invasive, and non-pharmaceutical. This delights those with neurological and orthopedic conditions such as sciatica, disc herniations, stenosis, neck pain, shoulder

pain, headaches, chronic pain, traumatic brain injuries, stroke, MS and other conditions. What gives Dr. Conde such a unique perspective treating patients is not only his chiropractic expertise but the fact that he completed three years of post-doctorate training in neurology. He also has sub-specialty training in vestibular (dizzy) disorders and traumatic brain injuries, which he says are more common than one would think. “We see people with traumatic brain injuries caused by motorcycle accidents, football injuries, equestrian accidents, car accidents and other situations. But we have to determine what is wrong with the patient so we can individualize proper treatment.” One of the cutting-edge diagnostic tools

The Conde Center for Chiropractic Neurology uses to diagnose and treat brain injuries, stoke victims, Parkinson’s disease, MS, dizziness and balance issues is the Dynavision D2. “This is only used at top rehabilitation hospitals and collegiate programs (such as the University of Cincinnati) to diagnose, treat, and optimize the nervous system. This modality works on visuo-motor-spatial skills and targets the frontal lobe and cerebellum brain regions. It helps with coordination, strength, mental clarity, balance, focus and short term memory.” Another new brain rehabilitation tool The Conde Center for Chiropractic Neurology utilizes is called the Interactive Metronome. This therapy requires the user to keep up with a computer generated beat that is delivered in a visual and auditory manner. It improves timing in the brain in an organized, systemic, flexible and exciting format. “When the brain’s functional networks are synchronized, the neurons are able to fire efficiently and rhythmically improving executive functions such as problem solving, planning, short term memory, coordination, and balance.” It is for that reason that Dr. Conde constantly searches the globe for the latest diagnostic tools to help treat patient’s medical conditions. One of these is called RealEyes. These computer generated goggles have a video camera and software that allows the doctor to look at a patient’s oculomotor function (eye movements). “Eye movement dysfunction is directly correlated with brain function. We can determine what’s wrong with a patient who has migraines, brain injuries, strokes, etc. and determine where the problem is. Then we can set up a treatment plan predicated on those results.”

Dr. Conde and Dr. Lamperski reviewing a patient’s eye movement physiology utilizing the new RealEyes technology

What Dr. Conde wants people to know is that Chiropractic Neurology combines traditional chiropractic care (which focuses on manual therapy) with cutting-edge neurological procedures. It also incorporates aspects of functional medicine, which looks at a patient holistically allowing their health status to be put on a continuum, rather than a black and white scale of health or disease. Robert is one example. The 52-year-old came to The Conde Center for Chiropractic Neurology with severe lower back pain that radiated down his right side. After treatment with non-surgical spinal decompression therapy, cross-cord inhibiting exercises (neurological technique), therapeutic strengthening, whole body vibration therapy, and brainbased exercises Robert is now pain free. “There exists an intense relationship between the brain and the musculoskeletal system - such that subtle changes in the nervous

Dr. Conde reading ImaSight digital xrays on a touch screen 42’monitor as Dr. Lamperski provides class IV orthopedic laser therapy to a patient

system can affect things such as muscle tone, joint alignment in the spine and the extremities, flexibility, balance and coordination. This dysfunction can lead to chronic pain (fibromyalgia), vertigo, headaches, back-neck pain, sciatica, and carpal tunnel syndrome (just to name a few). The nervous system can change according to the environment it is exposed to; therefore we can stimulate areas of nervous system to promote healing” The Conde Center for Chiropractic Neurology also offers therapeutic massage provided by three world class therapists. They specialize in Swedish massage, deep tissue massage and reflexology. “One advantage to getting therapeutic massage at a medical office is that the doctor can guide the therapist to which body systems to focus on, the intensity of pressure and the type of massage to be applied.” Dr. Conde believes in the power of education. That is why his chiropractic assistants are certified in multiple areas. “I take great pride that my staff is as knowledgeable as possible. They are laser certified, interactive metronome certified and certified chiropractic assistants. Our goal here is to give the most advanced therapies possible that are evidenced based and proven.” Aside from education Dr. Conde has other lofty goals. “My mission is to make a permanent change in a person’s life and in their health. Our main objective is to insure the health and well being of the patients. As I always say, ‘Experience the Chiropractic Neurology Difference.’” The Conde Center for Chiropractic Neurology 401 W. Atlantic Ave - Suite 014 Delray Beach, FL 33444 561.330.6096 thecondecenter.com | info@thecondecenter.com www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com | March 2015 69

special feature ║ JOHN CAMPANOLA


Offering Security, Safety And Peace Of Mind By Diane Feen



Qualities such as honesty, integrity and competence are talked about a lot these days. We admire people who have them yet yearn to meet more who fit within this ethical parameter.

John Campanola is someone who does. He has a Master’s in Business Administration from NYU and has worked for some of the most prestigious Fortune 500 companies in existence (General Electric, Verizon and New York Life). He is also very active in the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce and was named their Ambassador of the Year for 2013 -2014. Campanola is a graduate of Leadership Delray and the winner of the 2013-2014 Ken Ellingsworth Community Service Award. Campanola is also on the board of The Institute for Regional Conservation, a non-profit that works to maintain and restore Florida’s natural habitat. In simple terms, Campanola is a good all around guy. He will be honest regarding your options and will educate you about insurance, business, finances, long term care and saving for your child’s college education. That’s the way it is with this licensed Insurance Agent with New York Life. He may wear a lot of hats – for the community and his clients – but his aim is clearly to serve as a safety net or

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income generator. At General Electric he was a Global Product Manager and at Verizon he was Director of Strategic Business Planning. And now at New York Life he serves clients in a variety of capacities. “I work to provide financial security and peace of mind for my clients. Each person and each business is unique, with different resources and needs, and I am committed to providing them with life insurance and financial products that meet their specific requirements,” said Campanola, who is a member of New York Life’s Annuity Elite Program. While everyone in South Florida has something to sell – many specialize in one specific niche. Campanola, on the other hand, looks at your total financial needs. He keeps up with current insurance and financial products and looks at your total financial and insurance

requirements so he can develop a personal financial needs analysis specifically for you. And unlike some people, profit is not his motivating factor. “I was raised to honor my commitments no matter what they are and to be honest and ethical. My standard operating procedure is never to look at how much I will make from a particular opportunity. My primary motivation is to help my clients.” One person who knows this first hand is local Delray realtor Jessica Rosato. “As you navigate your financial and life insurance options you want someone who is honest, informative, experienced and caring. John is that and so much more. When a new product is available (or a deadline approaches) I know about it immediately. He is thorough, keeps up with everything so I don’t have to, and he explains everything in terms I understand,” said the

Luxury Residential Specialist for Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty. If you’re facing retirement, security and safety are probably your key goals. Campanola knows this very well. “We offer several products that guarantee income (and investments with riders) so you don’t have to worry about losing your principal. People are living longer and often don’t have pension plans. It is important to plan for retirement so you don’t have to work part-time (when you retire) to make ends meet.” According to Campanola there are several options such as taking your 401K or IRA and turning it into guaranteed future income that works like a pension plan.

Anne and John are discussing New York Life’s newest life insurance offering

If you have a child and are saving for his (or her) college education you might want to talk to Campanola about Custom Whole Life Insurance. “You may access the cash value of the policy tax free and if you should die (or get disabled) the child can still get the money for college. In addition it does not impact your child’s chances to qualify for financial aid. Another hot button issue today is Long Term Care Insurance. We know the average lifespan has increased, but the question remains, ‘How can we afford to live to be 100? And who can we trust?’ “New York Life was founded in 1845 and is one of the oldest and largest insurance companies. I only work for companies with ethical standards that are good for clients,” said Campanola, whose mother, Mary Campanola, still works full time at the age of 85. When it comes to Long Term Care Insurance Campanola has a variety of options to offer. You may select traditional long term care insurance, the hybrid offering called the Asset Preserver or a Chronic Care Rider on certain life insurance policies. “I help people fit all of their life insurance, long term care and financial services needs together. I also provide clients with a free financial needs analysis and try to find a solution that is tailored made for each client’s needs.” Rosato says it best: “John Campanola is top notch and I am proud to be one of his clients. He treats you like you are his only client and gives you his commitment to excellence.” John Campanola Agent, New York Life Insurance 401 West Atlantic Ave, Suite 09 Delray Beach, FL 33444 561-212-2903 jmcampanola@ft.newyorklife.com www.newyorklife.com/agent/jmcampanola




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special feature ║ PETERSON’S FLOWER MARKET

The Standard Of Excellence



By Diane feen Photos by melissa korman

If you ask Barbara Peterson what it’s like to sell flowers she’ll tell you it’s a joyful experience. “Being in the flower business takes hold of your whole being. It’s nice to see happiness in people’s faces and hear about their lives. People tell me they’ve been coming here for years.”

You bet they have. The company, at 60 years old, is one of the oldest flower businesses in South Florida. It was founded in 1954 by Sven Arthur Peterson. His son Paul expanded it even more by purchasing 40 acres of land in Delray Beach to grow flowers and add greenhouses. The company continues to flourish with Barbara and her family at the helm. Sven’s four grandson’s Paul, Eric, James and Michael now run the company with roots that go back further than many of the stop signs in town. Joy Banton is very glad of that fact. The social director of the Delray Beach Club comes to Peterson’s every week for flowers. Just recently she stopped by to pick up white hydrangeas and baby’s breath to brighten up her table for a dinner party. “I buy all my flowers at Peterson’s because they have the best flowers. I am

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using square glass vases that don’t come up high so people can talk across the table with one another.” Although Banton knew exactly what she wanted when she walked through the door, others leave the task of coordination and color to Michael. Just recently a customer dropped by for a large bouquet of flowers for a friend’s anniversary. Although he knew he wanted to spend $50, he left the creative part up to Peterson’s. Michael immediately began putting different types of flowers on the work table and in a short time created a floral masterpiece. You can see that creating bouquets of flow-

Huge election of beautiful flowers in our showroom

ers is second nature to this Florida native whose handiwork is a combination of passion and heritage. According to Michael, Peterson’s Flower Market carries about 35 different types of flowers each week. “Almost every flower is available all year round here. We were also voted the best place to buy flowers in all of Palm Beach County.” On holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas it’s the most happening place in town. You get an endless choice of vases, teddy bears and chocolates with letters of love. Of course they all

Marie is happy to customize your flower arrangements for any occasion

come with a selection of flowers that range from hydrangeas, lilies, Gerbera Daisies, roses, Fuji mums, Heliconia, daisy’s and any flower you can imagine (and some you can’t). That’s why Judy Levine stopped by on a dreary cold day to brighten up her home with white daisies. “I am buying these flowers for myself, I love the flowers here; they’re the best.” So does Susan Golden. “I just received two dozen colorful roses from Peterson’s as a gift and they are the most beautiful flowers I have ever received. The rose buds opened fully (unlike others I’ve had) and the colors are simply brilliant.” Another part of the Peterson’s lore is that you can buy the freshest flowers (or bouquets) around. “Many of our customers can’t get over how low are prices are. Sometimes they will say to me, ‘I wish we could bring you back up north with us,’” said Barbara, who advises customer’s to put Sprite or 7-Up in the flower vase to keep the water clean and eliminate germs. Peterson’s staff is friendly and will help with gift ideas that range from beautiful Orchids to green house plants. They also make flower arrangements or centerpieces for weddings, parties, funerals, holidays, corporate events or for your own delight. Some customers, like Delray resident Harvey, knew exactly what he wanted when he recently stopped at Peterson’s. The genial fellow picked up two dozen two-tone pink roses. When asked who he was buying them for, he replied, “I am buying a dozen roses for my female friend and a dozen for my wife. You can’t buy flowers for your girlfriend without buying them for your wife.” If you have an upcoming event call Peterson’s for a consultation to discuss your special needs and flower preferences. They can create flower arrangements for large (or small) parties or you can order centerpieces for a charity or corporate event. The staff at Peterson’s will create bouquets, flower arrangements and on-site decorating with your personal style and budget in mind. If you stop by the store Barbara, Michael and their staff will show you a selection of Mother Nature’s bounty. “It is our pleasure to assist you with any local or nationwide flower wire service deliveries. Corporate accounts are also welcome. We also offer daily floral deliveries to local funeral homes and hospitals. I am proud to be the 4th generation of Peterson’s to carry on this flower legacy,” adds Michael. Peterson’s Flower Market 5195 West Atlantic Avenue # H (just West of Military Trail) Delray Beach, Florida - 561-498-3500 http://www.petersonsflowermarket.com

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special feature ║ THE SEAGATE SPA

Devote a day to wellness and renewal at The Seagate Spa


At The Seagate Spa, a day of wellness and renewal stretches beyond the usual massage and manicure. Guests at this exclusive 8000-squarefoot luxury retreat can also take advantage of the exceptional amenities of The Seagate Hotel. How about an invigorating workout at the hotel fitness center, for example, or a relaxing cocktail poolside?

Every detail has been carefully designed to melt away stress and leave you feeling renewed. You’ll enjoy a complete range of massage, skincare, and body treatments, including British spa and skincare brand, Elemis, and the newly added ESPA line, a potent collection of radically effective formulations using the purest extracts.

In addition, The Seagate Spa features seven private treatment rooms, a Vichy shower, and a manicure and pedicure suite. Up the indulgence factor by reserving the Spa Suite and relax in your very own retreat. Design your day to achieve your ultimate mental and physical wellbeing. Here are some ways to lift your spirit and renew your wellness at The Seagate: 1. Discover. Don’t miss the results-oriented formulations from ESPA. The Ultimate LIFESTAGE Facial and the Aromatherapy Massage are great ways to get acquainted with ESPA’S nourishing skincare services. The soothing botanical oils soften the skin and relax your mind, bringing you back into a harmonious balance. 2. Exercise. Your day at The Seagate Spa 74 March 2015 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

grants you all-day access to the hotel’s fitness center. Work on your fitness goals using the state-of-the-art Technogym equipment. Afterward, try the Total Body-Slimming Treatment from ESPA, combining a detoxifying wrap with advanced body massage to target cellulite and lack of tonicity. 3. Cleanse. Detox in the hotel’s steam room to emerge with unclogged pores, glowing skin, and a healthy new attitude. Follow up with the ESPA Restorative Ritual to soothe away life’s stresses. This luxurious body treatment includes body brushing, exfoliation, and a scalp and body massage. 4. Play. The Seagate Hotel fitness center overlooks a sparkling pool that’s yours to enjoy as part of your spa stay. Take a relaxing dip post workout. Or, try a refreshing cocktail at the pool bar. 5. Beautify. Get your toenails polished while you polish off a cup of soothing organic peppermint tea. A relaxing ESPA Advanced Foot Ritual Pedicure includes a mineral salt bath for tired feet, a rejuvenating clay mask to detoxify and rehydrate dry skin, plus a hot-shell lowerleg and foot massage for a relaxing finish. 6. Restore. Put the world on hold and recover your inner peace in the hotel’s tranquility room. 7. Rejuvenate. Address your most visible signs of aging with the Ultimate LIFESTAGE Facial from ESPA. This effective and targeted age-defying treatment uses the technologically advanced LIFESTAGE product line to minimize wrinkles and immediately improve hydration levels. 8. Unwind. Try relaxing Balinese style with the ESPA Aromatherapy Massage to address your personal concerns and promote tran-

quility. You’ll receive a customized blend of oils formulated for your needs. 9. Replenish. Choose from a healthy new selection of nourishing treats from the spa’s new menu, featuring fresh seafood and salads served poolside. 10. Relax. Surrender yourself to the Seagate’s luxurious Rain Massage, and you’ll be exfoliated with warmed sugar cane and coconut oil to smooth and silken your entire body. Afterward, a rainfall of warm water cascades down on you as you receive a relaxing massage to stimulate muscle tone and calm the nervous system. These are just some of the many wellness and renewal activities you’ll want to consider for your day at The Seagate Spa. For a full list of services, visit www.TheSeagateSpa.com. Or, call 561.404.1555.

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Beautifully updated NE corner unit on the 9th floor with amazing views of the Intracoastal, Ocean and city. Renovated with a contemporary style. Impact windows & sliders. Located on A1A in Delray Beach. $535K

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special feature ║ Beachcomber Art

Hidden Seashell Treasures Discovered at

Beachcomber Art By Nicol jenkins Photos by Melissa Korman


Once you enter through the doors, a sense of magic greets you along with a life size mermaid made of seashells.

Take a few more steps and you will be amazed by walls of one of a kind seashell keepsakes, luxury decorative chandeliers, beach signs, wind chimes, and a breathtaking Pink Lady swordfish. All of these under the sea gems can be uncovered at Beachcomber Art in the heart of Delray Beach. From home decor and lighting to unique jewelry and coral creations, Beachcomber Art offers everything to decorate your home or for a special occasion. Beachcomber Art has a large selection of coral encrusted items from a luxurious chandelier to an antique door with a mirror or even a wedding box or bouquet of seashells. Debbie Brookes is the owner and talented artist of all these beach themed and elegant creations and includes all types of coral into her work, from blues to many types of whites, along with sea glass and recycled products.

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Edward and Debbie have been together for 40 years and Debbie said she couldn’t run her studio without him, from his moral support to the man who hangs her chandlers and mirrors he is her right hand man

Debbie recently opened the boutique store in Delray Beach and it is a perfect fit for the beach town--- which also is home to many artists and art aficionados. “Beachcomber Art is so close to the beach and people decorate beachy here,” said the owner. From custom dressers and mirrors to large seashell encrusted fish or a planter, Debbie is happy to work with any customer to make a one of a kind item. She hand crafts a large variety of chandeliers and lamps; they can be made to match any decor, using coral, seashells, oyster shells or sea glass. You can find special mermaid sterling jewelry or a red or pink coral necklace. Debbie can also make a piece to match your outfit. The store also carries sterling silver

jewelry from renowned artists such as Chris Bales. Some of the exquisite pieces can only be found at Beachcomber Art, such as the Hawaiian Sunrise Shell and the Larimar Blue Stone. Debbie uses nature’s timeless elements to create art that reaffirms beauty and individuality. Debbie specializes in one of a kind sea shell creations, jewelry, glass and tile work and acrylic painting all of her own designs. She can even customize any item with her creative touch and seashells. Debbie also goes to her customer’s homes and designs and creates unique chandeliers or artistic pieces to complement their decor. She will work hand-in-hand with your decorator to create just the right item for your home.

The artist even customizes pieces and has some interesting requests--- from pianos and guitars and anything for a wedding to an injured customer’s cast to cremation boxes. The store has a section for tropical souvenirs including wind chimes, treasure boxes of shells, and beach signs stating, ‘Paradise Found’ and ‘Delray Beach Just Another Day In Paradise.’ There is truly something for every taste and occasion. That’s the goal of Debbie and Edward, her husband of 40 years, who helps her greet customers and hang items in the store. “People are on vacation here and they are always happy. When they find something they like, it is very rewarding and they are so appreciative,” said Debbie. Customers are in awe when they discover that Debbie has made all of the items herself. While always being an artist in some form from a hairstylist, a florist to a mosaic artist, Debbie stumbled upon creating these sea shell masterpieces.



“I started picking up shells when they dredged Palm Beach, and I used them to make a water garden, then a pool bath at my home. I also started making boxes and flower pots full of seashells. My friends wanted me to make boxes for them. I started making them on the dining room table, then rented a small office and converted it into an art studio. I got so busy with the seashell work that I moved into an office in Boynton Beach. I had two different studios in Boynton Beach for 6 1/2 years, then I moved to Delray Beach,” said Debbie. From the first day she started creating her seashells treasure boxes for friends to today, Debbie feels blessed to be doing something she loves every day. “When I open the door at Beachcomber Art every morning, I thank God, the angels, my husband Ed and my customers. I’ve had tourists come in and find a special item to bring home that reminds them of their trip to Delray Beach. Brides have shopped here and found a missing item that’s perfect for

their wedding day. It’s rewarding to make someone’s day special,” said Debbie. “I think what’s unique about us is there’s nothing like it. It’s beach themed and so much of what Debbie does can fit in with other decor as well. The beach theme is South Florida and the art translates into other decor. There’s nothing like it. Other stores have touristy items but no alternatives. The Delray Beach customer really appreciates that creativity. It’s the reason we have been so successful. It’s a working studio and that adds to the uniqueness,” said Edward. “Beachcomber Art is a crossover between the art district and the higher end boutique.” Come see for yourself! Find that beautifully created beach art and a stunning piece of jewelry at Beachcomber Art and meet the artist! Beachcomber Art 900 East Atlantic Avenue #13 Delray Beach, FL 33483 561-315-5717

Together let’s create a plan for your business and the future of those who help it grow.

Look after your business so it looks after you.

John M. Campanola Agent, New York Life Insurance Company 401 West Atlantic Avenue, Suite O9 Delray Beach, FL 33444 (561) 212-2903 jmcampanola@ft.newyorklife.com www.newyorklife.com/agent/jmcampanola Registered Representative offering investments through NYLIFE Securities LLC (Member FINRA/ SIPC), A Licensed Insurance Agency. © 2013 New York Life Insurance Company, 51 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010

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special feature ║ GARAGE MD

Is Your Garage Door Sick?

Call Garage Md At 561-Fix-door By Diane Feen Photos by Melissa Korman


John Myers and partner Doug Richardson know a lot about opening things and closing them.

Myers, a South Florida native, has been a developer, a Palm tree farm owner and has entrepreneurial roots that sink beneath the ground water. Richardson was a mechanic and built engines for Porsche. That’s why both men teamed up to create GarageMD two years ago. In case you’re wondering, GarageMD does not do CAT scans or MRI’s but they do repair everything related to your garage doors. On top of that they offer free inspections, are on call every day all day at no extra charge, and have prices established in advance for all services (listed on their website garagemd.com). Bet your primary care physician can’t offer those terms. What Garage MD does do is offer tuneups on your garage doors – which includes lubricating the entire door and making sure they are balanced by adjusting the springs. They also adjust the garage door opener, which is imperative to long term performance. They can also make your garage door opener iPhone compatible. “We can convert your existing opener using the LiftMaster Gateway. This allows you to open and close your garage door which a touch of a button on your smart phone,” said Myers. GarageMD also quiets garage doors with sealed nylon rollers. According to Richardson the old metal wheels that make a lot of noise under the pressure of your heavy garage doors (that weight 300 to 400 pounds) are now obsolete. The new rollers are much smoother and can prevent damage to your door opener. According to experts it is imperative to keep your garage in good condition to prevent injuries. That means making sure the 78 March 2015 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

Doug and John of GarageMD

springs, tracks, cables, rollers and door opener are well functioning in your garage door system. “Having your garage door lubed and the springs adjusted is important. “You can tell if your springs need attention by performing a simple two-minute test. To see the proper way to test your door, go to garagemd.com.” Another good reason to call GarageMD is that they are not only well trained but their prices are lower than large garage door repair companies. There are no hidden fees, no service call fees, and their springs are the highest quality made in the USA. Just ask Myers, who is proud of the fact

that GarageMD is a local company with low overhead and high ambitions. “Some service companies take advantage of situations when there is an emergency. We are owners and operators and stand by our work and our work ethic. We tell the truth and are honest, fair, nice guys.” Honesty does have it perks. Just ask any of their clients. “John and Doug are a class act. They showed up on time and were very friendly and helpful. They replaced my rollers and made my door sound better than when it was new. It only took about 20 minutes. The best part is I don’t think anyone can beat their prices,” said John Hobbs.

Doug and John diagnosing and repairing garage door problem.

One thing you should know about your garage door is that the bottom brackets (that are connected to the garage door springs) are always under a lot of tension and should be regularly inspected.

The cables are also important. Worn out cables can break and cause your garage door to fall down unexpectedly. Myers suggests that homeowners using extension garage door springs should make sure there is

a safety cable to keep the extension spring secure (and act as a failsafe if it breaks). The springs should also be regularly inspected, adjusted and replaced after extended use. If you didn’t realize all that needs to be done to keep your doors in tip top shape call GarageMD and have your door checked. It’s a free service they offer. That’s what George Segenreich did. “Doug and John diagnosed a problem with my garage door that had an improper spring installation when the house was built. I had three springs break in six years. They did a great job and as realtors in the area, we’ll be recommending Garage MD without hesitation to our customers and friends.” That’s music to Myers and Richardson’s ears. “We offer the best garage door repair service in all of Palm Beach County. Your satisfaction is the reason our customer service is so legendary. We guarantee our work and our technicians are always here to assist you!” GARAGEMD 561-FIXDOOR (561-349-3667) Garagemd.com

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special feature ║ Atlantico at Tuscany

Live in Luxury and enjoy first class amenities at

Atlantico at Tuscany By nicol jenkins



Luxury living has taken on a whole new meaning at the newly built ‘Atlantico at Tuscany’, conveniently located in Delray Beach.

Atlantico at Tuscany in Delray Beach redefines luxury apartment home living, presenting exclusive resort-inspired amenities, upscale designer floorplans and uncompromising customer service. You can have your choice of stylish 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment homes and 3 bedroom townhomes complete with attached 2-car garage. Each apartment home also features ceramic tile flooring in living areas, granite countertops and gourmet kitchens complete with chef’s island, tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances. Other features include walk-in closets and spacious linen closets, washer and dryer in each apartment home, impact resistant windows and doors and 9 foot ceilings. Residents can also enjoy exclusive access to a myriad of amenities, all centered around the two-story clubhouse. Here you will find a relaxing and luxurious clubhouse with an executive business center, a cyber cafe with wirless

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Internet access, spa treatment suite, children’s game room and a state-of-the-art fitness center with a separate yoga and spinning studio and even an aerobics room with complimentary classes and virtual fitness. On the second level, the resident clubroom offers the perfect setting for social gatherings with a billiards table, bar/ lounge area and an open air loggia overlooking the resort-inspired pool veranda. And that’s not all… When it’s time to unwind after a long day’s work, head to the pool area for a dip, relax in the hot tub or to mingle with friends around the grill area. Residents can also take a stroll along their walking path which circles a breathtaking lake. Plus, you can bring your furry friend with you to their dog park. The community is pet friendly! Most pets are welcome, with no weight limit but breed restrictions apply. The community, which will have approximately 214 apartment homes, is newly built by

FCI Residential, one of the largest apartment developers in South Florida. FCI Residential was formed in 2012 with the vision to develop, build and manage top quality rental communities that offer amazing amenities, stunning interiors and convenient locations. FCI Residential manages seven luxury rental home properties throughout the area. This masterfully planned community will also include upscale retail space. Residents will live only moments away from world-class dining, exciting entertainment and beautiful sandy beaches. Minutes away from the Delray Marketplace, you can enjoy a first class dining experience, a movie with friends, or shop til you drop at one of their many stores. Atlantico at Tuscany is not too far from Atlantic Avenue which boasts many art galleries, boutique shops, exquisite dining and much more. In addition, a myriad of local parks, museums and wildlife sanctuaries are nearby. Shannon Arnoni, Property Manager at Atlantico at Tuscany, says the luxury residential community is a perfect fit for the hip town of Delray Beach.

“It’s a luxury community and very unique in terms of architecture and amenities offered. Not many communities have such a wide variety of amenities and we have a great location. Atlantico at Tuscany is two minutes from the Delray Marketplace, near the turnpike so it is attractive for people commuting, and only six miles from downtown and everything that Atlantic Ave has to offer,” said Arnoni. “Our garden style luxury apartment homes are a Mediterranean style and have a Tuscany feel in terms of landscaping and architecture. Our interiors are all state-of-the-art and offer

luxurious features including ceramic tile flooring, a gourmet kitchen, stainless steel appliances, side-by-side refrigerator, spacious walk-in closets and much more,” added Arnoni. Besides the amenities and exquisite apartments, another uniqueness about the community is the welcoming staff. The staff at Atlantico at Tuscany make all their residents feel right at home. From resident mixers in the clubhouse and by the pool to happy hours at local restaurants, there is always something to do.

At Atlantico at Tuscany, you will feel right at home the moment you enter the community! Stop in and ask for their move-in deals! Contact the staff at Tuscany at Atlantico for the monthly specials! Atlantico at Tuscany 8085 Tumblestone Court, Delray Beach 561-923-0688 www.atlanticodelray.com email-manager@atlanticodelray.com

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special feature ║ ONE AVEDA SALON

Ariel and sue in newly designed salon

ONE AVEDA SALON Restorative, Calming And Beautifying By Diane Feen


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The name Aveda is synonymous with good stewardship of the planet. Their line of products, approach to beauty and their salons reflect this conscious collection of thoughts and actions.

That is why this is an auspicious time to visit One Aveda Salon. As part of the Aveda family they are not only celebrating their own design renewal but Earth Day as well. “We just had a huge renovation in our salon. We opened up the front area, added a quiet zone in back and changed the wall color to serene shades of green,” said Sue Anger, who has owned One Aveda for the past four years. 82 March 2015 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

In those four years the salon has thrived and doubled its client base. Not only has the area just received a retail face-lift but the stylists and hair colorists at One Aveda Salon have upped their game for clients. “My visits to One Aveda are always enjoyable. The staff is professional and makes everyone feel comfortable and special. The owner is a jewel and their products are the best. They also give back to the earth and the communi-

ty! I have been extremely happy since my first visit in 2008,” said Lynne H. There are plenty of people who rave about their One Aveda Salon experience. Morgan came in recently with a backward bob that she had to hide by pulling it back. Since she went to One Aveda it’s all changed. “Tommy realized what was wrong with my hair; fixed and improved it and everyone has told me that my hair looks great now. I’ve been able to wear it

down again instead of hiding it- it looks great all the time now.” There are currently 10 chairs and nine stylists at One Aveda, the most ever according to Anger. They are also heralding one of the most monumental times of the year – Earth Day. In the Aveda world this day is paramount. It involves a global commitment to the Earth and all its inhabitants. The Florida Aveda shops donate money to the Everglades Foundation and in March, One Aveda Salon will sell items with part of the proceeds going to this non-profit. “We are raffling off a gift basket at the end of March with all Aveda products if you make a donation. We are also selling Light the Way™ 2015 Earth Month Candles made of soy wax. The glass is made from 100 percent reclaimed beverage bottles and some of the proceeds will go to help the village of Manakara, Madagascar,” adds Anger. According to Aveda they are striving to reach their goal of $6.5 million in fundraising efforts to support clean water projects around the world. Not only does Aveda want to clean up the planet, they also want to make sure

that clients see a more beautiful self. One of their newest products is a “Smooth Infusion Smoothing Masque” for the hair. This deep conditioning treatment softens hair and reduces frizz. Using organic cupuacu and shea butter it creates a barrier around hair to keep moisture in and lock out adverse environmental conditions. They also have new skincare products. The “Botanical Kinetics Energizing Eye Crème” helps reduce puffiness in the skin around the eyes. Licorice root - known for its soothing properties - helps diminish the appearance of dark circles as well. Their “Botanical Kinetics Intense Hydrating Rich Skin Crème” is great for dry skin because it increases moisture instantly and retains it for 24 hours. It has vital plant energy that stimulates hydration to increase your skins natural moisture. The new Botanical Kinetics Intense Hydrating Soft Crème is for all skin types and is made with cupuaçu butter and Salicornia herbacea. For the body they have new products with rich nourishing oils. Called the “Beautifying Cleansing Body Oil” this product gently cleanses the skin with or-

ganic olive and safflower oils. It also has aromas of organic rosemary, lavender and bergamot. Their “Beautifying Body Moisturizer” nourishes skin with certified organic shea butter, olive and safflower oils, organic rosemary, lavender and bergamot. One Aveda Salon adheres to the company’s philosophy of helping clients look their best in a tranquil organic environment. Sue’s daughter Ariel is always up front to make sure your journey is a smooth one, and their staff of hair colorists and stylists are tops in their field. Come to One Aveda Salon and be part of a beauty culture that is nurturing and beautifying. “We cherish the serenity that everyone feels here. People know we care about them and want them to look their best. Our staff is happy and so are our guests. Come for a make-over and see what everyone is talking about,” said Anger. One Aveda Salon 1020 South Federal Highway Delray Beach (561) 272-1147 www.oneavedasalon.com

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special feature ║ autoworks

New Ownership Lifts Quality of Service and Repairs at

AutoWorks By Nicol Jenkins

AutoWorks family owners, Andrew Engel (center), flanked by parents, Styliani and Karl Engel, and Buddy


For over 30 years, AutoWorks in Delray Beach has maintained its reputation as a trusted auto repair shop in the community. Now under new ownership, AutoWorks Delray Beach has heightened customer service and added top of the line equipment to enhance your total car care experience. As the new owner, Andrew Engel recognizes that customer relationships are critical to establishing a sound and robust business- and has kept that personal touch as the focus of the shop. He is one of the youngest owners and operators of a business in Palm Beach County. After several positions at auto repair and body shops and after his 28th birthday, Andrew decided that he could be more productive if he worked for himself. After 3 months of researching various opportunities, he purchased an existing auto repair shop at 1501 SW 10th Street in Delray Beach and launched AutoWorks, now operating the shop with his entrepreneurial parents, Karl and Styliani. Despite his young age, Andrew has many years of experience working on vehicles of all makes and models. His interest in cars started when he was just a boy and turned into his occupation 2 years ago after completing the 18-month course in automotive technology at Lincoln College. After finishing the course, he worked at two local auto shops and shortly thereafter decided to go off on his own. “Ever since I can remember I’ve loved everything about cars. When I was 18, I started working on cars and never stopped,” said Andrew. Like the AutoWorks name, Andrew has established a strong reputation for honesty and high-quality work. Everything from a simple oil

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Young entrepreneur turns passion for fixing cars into successful business.

Andrew Engel, AutoWorks’ young entrepreneur owner

change and brake pads or tires to rebuilding an entire engine, Andrew and his certified master technician Luis can help you get back on the road. They focus on American and Asian vehicle repairs along with high end European vehicles. The local shop has a personal touch that can’t be found at the larger chain shops, fair and reasonable prices, along with an impeccable waiting room with wireless Internet. They even offer a free shuttle service to your office or home. Another unique feature is an expansive 4,375 square feet facility complete with a tire mounting and balancing machine, seven bays and six lifts. Two of those lifts are specifically designed to handle heavy-duty pick-up trucks, vans and light diesels. Each can carry a load of 12,000 pounds, more than enough to handle any larger size vehicle. AutoWorks also services fleet accounts, which is any small business with three

or more vehicles. This entitles the customer to significant savings on the normal labor rate, as well as expedited service. Thirty-day credit terms can also be extended to fleet accounts who qualify. “Not too many technicians are capable of working on these trucks and not too many shops have the lifts that can handle the weight. Our master technician has many years of experience specifically working on pick-up trucks and vans. And we can work on anything from an F-150 up to a RAM 3500,” Andrew added. Even though the shop had been in business repairing cars and other vehicles in that location since 1983, the previous owner was moving on and a new management had to gain the trust of existing customers - almost starting from scratch. Andrew greets all of his customers with a big grin from ear-to-ear. He is able to

connect with new and existing customers, making them feel comfortable. Embarking on this new venture was less daunting after Andrew’s parents decided to come out of retirement and help set up operating procedures and fully automate the shop, including a Website and Facebook page, and working with a local SEO company to get on all the Internet directory sites. They also deal with vendors and suppliers, manage the business side of the shop, making sure that the daily operations run as smoothly as possible. This allows Andrew and his lead certified technician to focus solely on servicing and repairing vehicles. And it makes AutoWorks truly a family-owned and operated business. “That’s what we do best: we know how to fix cars, trucks, vans…and we love doing that,” Andrew says. “It’s a personal relationship business,” Andrew continues. “We have to start by establishing a relationship that is based on trust. We address our customer’s concerns about their vehicle. We will not repair anything on the car that is not broken. We will not repair anything on the car that is not approved by our customers. We will repair the vehicle quickly and we will do that in the most affordable way. We offer

The AutoWorks shop is always busy. Andrew Engel works closely with his ASE-certified lead technician, Luis, in the 7-bay shop

a personal touch and we often drive our customers to and from their home while their car is being repaired.” “While we are doing all this, we are courteous, friendly, and professional,” Andrew said. “We treat customers with respect - the way we would want to be treated ourselves.” Their customers agree. AutoWorks and its staff have over 30 positive reviews on various sites. “This is a fine facility, outstanding in both diagnosis and service. Several problems were solved, efficiently and within a day. We need

more like AutoWorks and I won’t hesitate to recommend,” stated one customer. Another satisfied customer praised, “Andrew and his family were fantastic to deal with. The job I needed was done in a timely manner and I was treated well. I recommend AutoWorks to anyone.” AutoWorks 1501 SW 10th Street Delray Beach, FL 33444 561-272-7451 autoworksdelray.com

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SAVE Milagro Center Presents: SuperSTAR Spectacular 2015 Showcase Event

APRIL 1, 2015 | 7-10pm “A Blast From the Past a tribute to the 60s, 70s, & 80s” At the Arts Garage, Delray Beach

MILAGRO CENTER Seeing the Future in Today’s Stars

Join us for a groovy evening of far-out music and funky dance performances! Boogie down to the beat and feast your eyes on cool student art. Can you dig it? For more information and for sponsorship opportunities, please contact bstark@milagrocenter.org or 561.279.2970 Be there or be square!

TICKETS ARE $75 A PERSON AND CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE AT WWW.ARTSGARAGE.COM Milagro Center is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit agency whose mission is to ensure the social and academic success of children through cultural arts, Living Values, and academic support.

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


March 2 & 3 - LOUISE PITRE - Known as Canada’s first lady of musical theater, Louise received a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in the smash (ABBA) hit, Mamma Mia! She received wide acclaim for her signature performances as Fantine in Les Miserables (Montreal, Toronto and Paris) and the title role in Edith Piaf. March 16 & 17 – LEA SALONGA - Considered to have one of the most powerful voices on the Broadway stage, Lea won the Tony Award for her performance in Miss Saigon. She is also the recipient of the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Circle and Theatre World awards. She was the first Asian to play Eponine in Les Miserables on Broadway and returned to the show in the 2006 revival as Fantine. Both shows are Monday & Tuesday, 8 p.m.

Crest Theatre Main Stage Series presents JEKYLL & HYDE and SEVEN BRIDES…

March 6-8 - JEKYLL & HYDE, The Musical Called “an over-the-top bloody hoot!” by the New York Daily News, this musical thriller, based on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, is the story of a brilliant but obsessive scientist whose alter ego wreaks havoc across Victorian London. It’s glamorous, sexy and deliciously wicked! March 20-22 – SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS - This high energy show, set in the 1850’s Oregon wilderness, is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical. Both shows are Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.

MusicWorks presents An Evening with JOHN SEBASTIAN, March 13th

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explains, “We were grateful to the Beatles for reminding us of our rock & roll roots, but we wanted to cut out the English middlemen, so to speak, and get down to making this new music as an ‘American’ band.” The Lovin’ Spoonful did just that, putting their first seven singles into the Top 10 (at the height of Beatlemania), which was unprecedented. They began with older material taken from blues, country, folk and jug band sources (now termed “roots music”) and made it sound modern. Then did the reverse through original songs composed and sung by Sebastian, creating thoroughly modern music that sounded like the history of American music.

Catch A Rising Star Comedy presents TOM COTTER, March 18th

MAIN STAGE COMEDY at the Crest Theatre welcomes Tom Cotter, Wednesday, March 18th at 8 p.m. Tom Cotter is the 2013 winner OF AMERICA’S GOT TALENT. If laughter is the best medicine, prepare to be heavily medicated! Cotter’s high energy, rapid-fire style of comedy leaves audiences clutching their sides and rolling in the aisles. Sponsored by the Law Office of Lee Cohen, 1-800-CALL-LEE.

24-July 5; Opening Celebration on March 26th

The Cornell Museum of Art presents a premiere exhibit, BLING: Art that Shines, which features 16 internationally recognized artists who use diamond dust, crystals, metals, glass, mirrors, lights or glitter to give their work a sparkle effect. Artwork included in this exhibit has been shown in art fairs and galleries worldwide. An exciting companion exhibit of works by 12 instructors from the Center’s School of Creative Arts interprets the theme, Adornment. Both exhibits are sure to shine! Museum hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An Opening Celebration is planned for Thursday, March 26th, 9-11:30 p.m. Don’t miss an illuminating, blingfilled evening of dazzling art and a chance to meet some of the exhibiting artists. Sparkling beverages and coffee available for purchase. Admission is a suggested $5 donation.


Thursday, 2 p.m. This wanna-be-actor-turnedanimal-trainer began his career with the Broadway hit Annie and the dog, Sandy, who did a staggering 2,333 performances. Now recognized as the premier animal trainer for the entertainment industry, Bill is also Director of Animal Behavior for the Humane Society of New York City. His most recent book, Broadway Tails, is an autobiography of his phenomenal journey, and yes, he will bring one of “man’s best friends” with him! Presented by Northern Trust, Delray Beach.

“BLING: Art that Shines” and “Adornment” Illuminate the Cornell Museum of Art, March

Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season, Delray Beach Center for the Arts, located at Old School Square in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, offers a total arts experience™ through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. For tickets and information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org.


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special feature ║ mark sauer

Mark Sauer brims with energy and enthusiasm By linda brown


The instant you meet him, you get swept up in his vision and concern for kids. It’s contagious and that’s a good thing.

Sauer is the founder of an innovative relatively new non-profit called Delray Students First. The mission of Delray Students First is to identify, nurture, coach and help promising kids break the cycle of poverty through education. In its short life, Delray Students First has quickly earned a reputation for its commitment to local youth and its willingness to go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of students who show potential but often have difficult hurdles to overcome including family issues and crushing poverty. Sauer, a former president of the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Blues and top corporate executive, is an interesting combination of Type A and relaxed Delray Beacher. He lives downtown, wears comfortable clothes and seems relaxed, but he’s also very focused, extremely passionate and very driven. Mark Sauer, founder of Delray Students First, is making a profound difference in the lives of promising young people in his adopted hometown

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His mission: to give Delray kids who need it a fighting chance at a good life. If that means answering calls in the middle of the night, taking someone to a doctor or driving up to the University of Central Florida to check in on a student he is mentoring so be it: whatever it takes to make things work. “I love every minute of it,” he says. “We find a way to make it work.” In its short existence, Delray Students First has made some interesting partnerships teaming with longstanding organizations such as the Achievement Centers for Children and Families and newcomers like Dare 2 Be Great to leverage resources, share information and help kids in need. A recent example of Sauer’s partnering style was a fundraising spin cycle event that he did in January with Purcycle, a new business located in Delray’s Pineapple Grove. The event raised several thousand dollars to pay for teachers and other resources that

local students need to get ready for college. Sauer is also a regular at Delray’s innovative Village Academy a pre-k through 12 school located in the city’s southwest section. He works with students at the school and consults with teachers and counselors to fill needs. Sauer is working on a deal to use classroom space at the Catherine Strong Center, also in the southwest neighborhood, to provide tutoring and other help, whatever it takes to give students a leg up. What also distinguishes Sauer’s approach is his ability to customize services in order to serve the particular needs of the young people they serve. While large programs often have specific strategies, Delray Students First, often tailors what it provides to meet individual needs. That’s the advantage of a small, nimble and entrepreneurial non-profit. But Sauer’s goal is to serve as many kids as possible, so leveraging the resources of other organizations is a must. Still, the organization has developed a good staff and board which also includes Dr. Rudy Collum, a veteran of The Village Academy and Faye Pelosi, whom Sauer calls the “heart and soul” of Delray Students First. Pelosi, a dedicated educator, is a major contributor to the organization spearheading many of the following services: • Afterschool homework support and tutoring • ACT/SAT college admission test tutoring and prep • Dual enrollment classes at Palm Beach State College • College tours • Outdoor activities and field trips • Mentoring • Swim lessons at Pompey Park • 4-H Club vegetable garden at Boys & Girls Club • 4-H Club classes, outings and college summer camp • Boys & Girls Club membership For more information or to get involved visit http://www.delraystudentsfirst.org

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regulars ║ city people

City People


A Heart For Children And A Head For Normalcy:



Photo by melissa korman

Justin Zimmer is living proof that you can move swiftly and repeatedly yet retain your core roots.

As a young boy growing up in Western Canada, Zimmer moved nine times before the age of 14. His varied panoramic childhood was in part due to his father’s career in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. “I made friends all over and as a military brat you get used to that life,” said Zimmer who now calls South Florida his home. Moving around seemed to be the order of the day for Zimmer and his sister Sunshine – but all that changed in 1987. “My parents went to the Dominican Republic with a Christian group and ended up moving there to start a non-profit organization that housed and fed homeless children.” This act of selflessness set the stage for young Zimmer’s life. He not only watched his parents help those in dire straits, but he was moved by their plights. So much so that his life has been dedicated to helping young people (and their families when necessary) move from despair to delight. That is the reason he was chosen last May to become the Director of the Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club in Delray Beach. That means that Zimmer is the parental theme (and guide) for children who come after school for emotional, physical and educational support. And he couldn’t be happier about that fact. “The future solution to a child’s life is what we do here. We teach them the importance of integrity, responsibility, hard work and honesty. I don’t believe in entitlements, I believe that children should work for what they get.” When asked how he instills these weighty life lessons upon these young impressionable kids, he smiles and gives an example. “I always have children coming to my office asking for money for the candy

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machine. So I get them to help me do some work first. They organize supplies, do photocopying, help collect garbage around the building and afterwards they get money for candy.” This is Zimmer’s insightful way of teaching children about responsibility and commitment – words that ring through many of his conversations. “We are a nation of opportunity for all who make the effort to do so. That is what I teach the children at the Boys and Girls Club. Coming from a strict middle class background I have worked for everything I have received.” That work includes 25 years of working with youth mental health, the Department of Juvenile Justice, group homes and child protection. He has worked in the toughest neighborhoods in New Jersey, the Caribbean and reservations of the Seminole Tribe in Florida and Canada. “I have seen the worst abuse done to children and have helped many parents rebuild their lives to become better more responsible parents,” said Zimmer, who has an open door policy when it comes to the children and their parents. When the need arises he will direct a mother to safe house (offer resources) or support a child’s need for educational or emotional support on the spot. Since Zimmer started at The Boys & Girls Club in Delray Beach they have added new staff members, new computers, new sports equipment and a new paint job inside and out. They also provide free snacks and meals for the children and have a “Power Hour,” where they can get help with their homework. Also coming up is a new garden project outside the building. Opening on Earth Day (April 22) this new earthy project will teach the children how to

grow vegetables, plants and about earth sciences. The program is part of an effort by the City of Delray Beach, Lowes, the Boys & Girls Club and is a 4-H Project. Zimmer is also working with Police Chief Goldman to create resources in the community for an anti-drowning coalition. It has resulted in the boys and girls club children having free swimming lessons in Pompey Park. But that’s not all Zimmer has in his youth enhancing toolbox. “My desire is to train children to be responsible citizens and have respect for family, law enforcement and the community.” As a means to this goal Zimmer prides himself on being a positive role model and consistent authority figure to

help shape the children who pass through his door each day at the Boys & Girls Club. And if you ask Beau Delafield, Chairman of the Board of the Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach, Zimmer is off to a running start. “Justin has done a tremendous job in helping to improve and shape the lives of the children that attend the club. He leads by example and emphasizes the importance of a strong work ethic, taking responsibility for your actions, education, respect and other core values that contribute to keeping our country great.” Zimmer is also a strong proponent on the importance of fatherhood. He is not only father to 12-year-old Luke and nine-year-old Joshua but he sees the road to success for

children as one guided by a strong father figure. “I strongly believe the core and root problem of current community issues is that most fathers are still kids themselves and take the role of fatherhood lightly. Being confident and responsible to your children is the best gift you can give to them and the community.” Another gift, according to Zimmer, is the board of directors that are so committed to helping the children of the Boys & Girls Club (and him) be a success. “My board truly understands the mission I have, which is to inspire and assist all young people (especially those who need us most) to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.” www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com | March 2015



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dining ║ restaurant review


An Oasis of Friendliness And Fine Food By Diane Feen photos by melissa korman


There are some places that transport you to another time and place. Not so much an escape from reality, but a soothing time-out from the norm. Tim Finnegan’s is that kind of a place.

The wood paneled walls, rich Irish authenticity, comfortable furniture and great food make this restaurant a place to cherish. And most who go there do. “I love to come here; I love the food and the atmosphere. My daughter was not feeling well so I came to get Jorge’s homemade mashed potatoes and vegetables. No one else makes food fresh like this. And, my daughter loved it,” said Denise, who meets her gal pals regularly at Tim Finnegan’s. Denise isn’t the only one who finds that Tim Finnegan’s hits a hot spot in their heart. “I had never heard of Scotch Eggs before tonight. But, oh God they were delicious,” said Robin Durkin from Virginia. Robin was with her mom Patricia and they were indulging in Tim Finnegan’s finest foods. “We loved the corned beef and cabbage, it was wonderful.” There are plenty of dishes worth touting – especially those uniquely Irish. The Barbeque Guinness Chicken Wings are American in nature but Irish in nurture baked (and fried) in a rich sweet Guinness sauce. Also popular are Sausage Rolls made with Irish sausage wrapped in puff pastry and then baked. If you’re up for something special try the homemade potato soup with cheddar cheese topped with bacon and scallions. 112 March 2015 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

bangers and mash

Fish & Chips

corned beef and cabbage

There are a lot of choices at this family run restaurant but one thing that is irrevocable is that everything is fresh and homemade by Chef Jorge. With years of culinary expertise and a passion for his trade, Jorge is brimming with ideas and scrumptious Irish specialties. You may not think Fried Fish is a specialty - or French fries either - but when you taste Tim Finnegan’s beer battered fried fish and homemade hand-cut fries you’ll realize its world class. Their Shepherd’s Pie also lives up to its reputation as a mainstay of Irish culinary culture. Made with slow simmered ground beef, onions, peas and carrots it’s topped with fresh homemade mashed potatoes. Their Drunken Chicken is also a savory dish that will make your mouth water and your taste buds say, ‘where have you been all my life.’ This roasted chicken breast is served in an Irish whiskey cream sauce with mushrooms and onions, and comes with homemade mashed potatoes and veggies. If you hanker for something from a more seafaring habitat try the Mahi-Mahi in a white wine lemon butter sauce. Served with a choice of potato (baked, mashed or fries) and fresh veggies, it’s definitely a winner. Tim Finnegan’s also has sizzling New York Strip steak and nightly specials that will woo you over. Dishes such as Chicken Wellington (chicken breast with mushroom puree wrapped in a pastry puff); Filet Mignon, Herb Crusted Cod and blackened Mahi-Mahi are always a welcome surprise. That’s the secret of Tim Finnegan’s. They surprise guests with tasty dishes that will make you go “wow,” while at the same time treating you with the sweet intimacy of an invited guest. Jenny Fox and her son (who teaches yoga) were enjoying a spinach dip and Drunken Chicken, but couldn’t help commenting on the laid back comfort of their surroundings. “The people here are so down-to-earth, the food is exceptional and the waitress is wonderful.”

Traditional Irish Breakfast

But that’s not all. Every night of the week there is reason to celebrate. Monday night is Karaoke night, Tuesday is Irish night with 2 for 1 appetizers (and Dart games), Wednesday at 6 are Irish dance classes, Pub Quiz, $5 martinis and half-priced Mussels (steamed in an herb garlic white wine sauce and garlic bread). As the week revs up there’s more excitement on tap. Thursday is Singer-songwriter Open Jam sessions with Marie, Friday is Seafood Specials (fish and chips are only $9.95) with live music and Saturday you can indulge in an Irish Breakfast from 11am to 3pm with Live Music after 8pm. Sunday is a special day at Tim Finnegan’s and one that most people enjoy with gusto. There’s an Irish Breakfast, an Irish language class, Traditional Irish music and a Roast Dinner at 4pm for only $15. An Irish Breakfast consists of Irish Sausage, Irish Bacon (which is wonderful), Black and White Pudding, Grilled tomato and Mushrooms, Eggs and Beans. You can’t find a more authentic Irish meal this side of the Atlantic (and why even try). Tim Finnegan’s also serves lunch specials week days for $6.95 with your choice of soup, salad and fries or coleslaw. Not to be unrivaled are their homemade desserts that will delight your endorphins. The homemade Bailey’s cheesecake with Oreo cookie crust and Irish Bread Pudding is heavenly (perhaps more so). They also have an outstanding selection of whiskey with rare brands like Yellow Spot and Green Spot. And, as a special treat they have an “Irish Whiskey Tour,” that when completed you get a Waterford Crystal Whiskey Glass with your name engraved on it. Not only is there a full bar (with Beer, Wine, Martinis, Liquor) but the friendly banter and good vibes will make you wonder, “Where did the time go?”

Shepherd’s pie

That was the owner’s master plan. “Our customers are what it’s all about here. Friendships have been formed here and we have all laughed and cried together - it really is a very special place. My staff is all-important to me as well. They’re my family in the USA, and as I look around at this restaurant, I am filled with pride,” said Lisa. With St. Patrick’s Day upon us brace yourself for an amazing day. It kicks off with an Irish Breakfast at 9am and at 1pm the legendary singing duo Kathy and Andreas Durkin (direct from Ireland) will entertain and they’ll be Irish Step Dancers and Pipers. Happy Hour is every day from 11am to 7pm. But take our word for it; every day is a happy day at Time Finnegan’s. Marge and Jack from New Jersey couldn’t agree more. “We are totally impressed with the food, the bartender and the waitress. The people here are just extraordinary.” You bet they are! TIM FINNEGANS “All Irish All the Time” 2885 South Federal Hwy (Dumar Plaza) Delray Beach 33483 (561) 330-3153 www.timfinnegansirishpub.com Live entertainment all day on St. Patrick’s Day Open every day from 11am to 2am

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dining ║ recipe


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ELLIES CATERING IN THE FLAMINGO ROOM 2410 N Federal Hwy, Delray Beach, FL 33483 Phone:(561) 276-7716

ingredients and preparation

SALMON 4 6oz Salmon Fillets Tyeriyaki Sauce Grill salmon to desired temperature and glaze with teryaki right before done Salsa 2oz Red Bell Pepper(Fine Dice) 2oz Green Bell Pepper(Fine Dice) 2oz Yellow Bell Pepper(Fine Dice) 4oz Chopped Mango 4oz Chopped Pineapple 114 March 2015 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

4oz Chopped Avocado 4oz Chopped Cilantro 1oz Red Wine Vinegar 1 Garlic Clove Minced 1oz Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt And Pepper To Taste Simply fold all ingredients together in mixing bowl Couscous 1 Cup Of Pearl Couscous 1 1/4 Cup Water

1 Teaspoon Butter 4oz Corn, Onion, Pimientos , And Eggplant (All Small Diced) 2oz Green Onion 1 Garlic Clove Minced Salt And Pepper To Taste Bring water to a boil, add couscous and bring to a simmer and cook for ten minutes While couscous is cooking in saute pan, saute all ingredients together, fold into to couscous when done.

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dining ║ guide We at Atlantic Ave Magazine try to keep our Dining Guide as accurate as possible for our readers benefit, however this can sometimes be a difficult task. We may omit some eateries and others may have moved or closed. If you are not listed in this guide we apologize but please feel free to e-mail lisa@atlanticavemagazine. com and we will get your details entered for the following month. By the same token, if you see a listing that is no longer there then please e-mail lisa@ atlanticavemagazine.com and it will be removed for the following month. Your help in keeping our Dining Guide up-to-date is very much appreciated. Doc’s All American 10 N Swinton Ave, DB 561-278-3627

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

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

Outback 1300 Linton Blvd, DB 561-272-7201

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cut 432 432 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-9898 Dada 52 N Swinton Ave, DB 561-330-3232 De La Tierra - Sundy House 106 S Swinton Ave, DB 561-272-5678 Deck 84 840 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-665-8484 116 March 2015 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

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

Shula Burger Delray Marketplace Atlantic & Lyons DB, 561-404-1347 Smoke Inn BBQ 8 SE Atlantic Ave., DB 561-330-4236 The Beat Cup Cafe 660 Linton Blvd 109,110 DB 561-266-2611 The Grove Restaurant 187 NE 2 Ave., DB 561-789-8636 The Office 201 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-276-3600 The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel 14451 S Military Trail, DB 561-455-7490 The Porch Restaurant 85 SE 6th Ave, DB 561-303-3647

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dining ║ guide Tryst 4 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-921-0201

Asian/Sushi/Chinese Buddha Sky Bar 217 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-450-7557 China Gardens 14402 S. Military Trail, DB, 561-498-5226 House of Siam 25 NE 2nd Ave #116, DB 561-330-9191 Lemongrass Bistro 420 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-5050 Ming’s Garden Chinese 271 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-276-3333 Yama Japanese Restaurant 44 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-266-9929 Ziree Thai & Sushi 401 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-276-6549

Continental/Greek Apeiro Kitchen & Bar 14917 Lyons Rd. Delray Marketplace 561-501-4443 Blue Anchor 804 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-7272 Boheme Bistro 1118 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-4899 Café De France 110 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-455-2140 Caffe Martier 411 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-7790 Carpe Diem 110 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-455-2140 Joseph’s Wine Bar 200 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-272-6100 118 March 2015 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taverna Opa Restaurant Greek Cuisine 270 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-303-3602 The Greek Bistro 1832 S Federal Hwy DB, 561-266-8976 Thirty Two East 32 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-276-7868

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

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

Jellies at Seagate 1000 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-330-3775 Kilwin’s Chocolates & Ice Cream 402 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-0808 Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt & Gelato 418 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-894-8230 Puro’s Cigar 777 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-6118 Spot Coffee 44 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-455-4041

Italian Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza 115 NE 6th Ave, DB 561-278-7911 Bambini’s Garden Pizzeria 14466 Military Trail, DB 561-638-6442 Bella Amici Pizzeria Delray Marketplace Atlantic & Lyons 561-270-3025 Cafe Gelato Panini & Wine Bar 506 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-255-2475

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rocky’s Italian Bistro 20 SE 5th Ave, DB 561-276-9703 Salotta 145 NE 4th Ave, DB 561-266-0310

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

Mexican Cabo Flats Cantina & Tequila Bar Delray Marketplace Atlantic Ave & Lyons Rd. DB 561-499-0378 Senor Burrito 142 SE 6th Ave #E, DB 561-278-5757

Pubs/Clubs Bull Bar Inc 2 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-274-8001 Delux 16 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-279-4792 Hurricane Bar & Lounge 640 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-0282 Kevro Studio & Art Bar 166 SE 2nd Ave, DB 561-278-9675 N2 Winebar 104 NE 2nd Ave The Hyatt Place 561-278-6802 O’Connors Irish Pub 210 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-330-0022 Pepe’s Hideaway 1045 E Atlantic Ave, Db 561-276-3570

Sandbar 40 S Ocean Blvd, DB 561-278-3364 Tag Bar 25 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-801-3247 Tim Finnegans Irish Pub 2885 S. Federal Hwy, DB 561- 330-3153

Seafood 50 Ocean 50 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483 (561) 278-3364 City Oyster 213 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-0220 Dee Dee’s Conch & Rib 25 SW 5th Ave, DB 561-276-1124 J & J Seafood Bar & Grill 634 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-3390

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sandwich/Deli Bagel’s With 1732 S Federal Hwy, DB 561-279-4799 Bar Deli’s 506 E Atlantic Ave DB 561-279-4121 Big Al’s Steaks 450 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-819-1888 Checkers 450 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-9939 Christina’s Restaurant 263 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-278-3200

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

Boca raton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Morton’s The Steakhouse Shops at Boca-5050 Town Ctr Circle Boca 561-392-7724 New York Prime 2350 N.W. Executive Ctr Drive. Boca 561-998-3881

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

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Fuji Palms Plaza-22191 Powerline Rd., Boca 561-392-8778 Kyoto 11395 “D” W. Palmetto Park Rd., Boca, 561-482-7720

Sushi Zen 22191 Powerline Rd., Boca 561-392-8778 Taisho 20423 State Rd 7. Boca 561-479-0041

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

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

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

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

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

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

P.F Chang’s 1400 Glades Rd. Boca 561-393-3722 Pei Wei Asian Diner 7152-B Beracasa Way, 561-322-1001 Phuket Thai Restaurant Palms Plaza-22191 Powerline Rd., Boca 561-447-8863 Saba 499 S.Fed. Hwy., Boca 561-353-4600

Continental Bakery of France 625 NE Spanish River Blvd., Boca, 561-702-8634 Bistro Providence 2399 N.Fed. Highway.Boca561-368-2340 Café Joley 38 Royal Palm Pl, Boca. French/Mediterranean 561-361-4224 Cote France Café 100K Plaza Real South, Boca. 561-955-6021

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

Siam Sea 7860 Glades Rd. Boca 561-483-3440;

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

Soba Sushi Mizner Park, 415 Plaza Real. Boca, 561-620-0606

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

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

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

Sushi Masa 7140 Beracasa Way, 561-395-8862

Le French Bistro 6676 Parkside Dr., Parkland, FL 954-755-0708

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

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

Le Pescatore Wharfside Plaza 6909 S.W. 18th St. Boca 561-750-8088

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

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

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

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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. 561-338-1703 Kosta’s 5024 N. Fed Hwy. Lighhousepoint Georgetown Plaza, 954-571-3842 Milos Taverna 1600 N Fed. Hwy, Boca. 561-750-6720 Avra Taverna 3001 E. Comm. Blvd. & Bayview Dr., Ft. Lauderdale 954-616-1514 Taverna Kalamata 39 SE 1st Avnue Boca, 33432 561-393-7171 Taverna Kyma 6298 N. Fed. Hywy. Boca 33487 561-994-2828

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

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

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

La Villeta 4351 N. Fed. Highway Boca-561-362-8403

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

Maggiano’s 21090 St. Andrew’s Blvd. Boca, 561-361-8244 Mario’s of Boca 1901 N. Military Trail Boca 561-392-5595 Masso 9060 Kimberly Blvd. #42 Boca, 561-451-2021 Nino’s Italian Restaurant 7120 Beracasa Way, 561-392-9075 Paradiso 183 W.Camino Real Boca561-361-3034 Peace a Pizza Shoppes at Blue Lake-1200, Yamato Rd. Boca 561-998-Best (2378) Pellegrino’s Ristorante 3360 N Federal Highway, Boca Plaza, Boca Fl. 33431 561-368-5520 Renzo’s of Boca 5999 N. Fed. Highway. Boca-561-994-3495 Rino Vesuvio 3360 N. Fed. Hwy. Boca561-368-5520 Ristorante Sapori Royal Palm Place-301 Via De Palmas., Boca 561-367-9779 Saporissimo 366 E. Palmetto Park. Boca561-750-2333

Cucina D’Angelo Shops at Boca Ctr-5050 Town Ctr Cle. Boca 561-750-2344

Times Sq. Pizzeria & Grill 6006 SW 18th St # B4, Boca, 561 393-6757

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

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

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Latin/Caribbean Caribbean Grill 1332 NW Boca Raton Blvd Boca 561-362-0161 Cuban Café 3350 N.W.Boca Blvd. Boca 561-750-8860

Mexican Baja Café Uno 201 N.W.1rst Av. Boca 561-394-5449 Blue Coyote Wharfside Plaza-6861 S.W. 18th St. Boca 561-362-9022 Boardrider’s 234 S. Fed. Highway, Boca. 561-392-0044

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MISC ║ ask the petxpert


ask the Is Every Meal Creating An Opportunity to Heal?


e have been witnessing post after post on social media, article after article about the chemistry and adulteration of most commercial pet foods. Starting with ingredients such as preservatives, food coloring, artificial flavorings and other additives that are known carcinogens, toxins and even contaminated ingredients, it is a wonder our pets survive at all. Recent testing revealed that even those foods sold by your veterinarian contain many of these same ingredients that are in the supermarket brands, even though they are labeled as premium and functional foods. Compare the ingredient labels and you will see they all contain most of the same ingredients. What makes them different? You trust that the pet food and veterinary industries are delivering a product that will keep your pet healthy. You are influenced by the great promotional materials and commercials that visually depict images of fresh foods supposedly in that bag, box or can which subsequently gives an impression that these products are filled with perfectly prepared foods that your pet will thrive on. When you open those packages, do you see any of those real food items? Does it smell

like that fresh cooked meal that was presented on the package or in the commercial? By observation of the food itself, can you tell what is really in it? The questions posed here illustrate the problem that most pet owners have in selecting food for their pets. Most varieties look and smell the same to us. Now to complicate matters, the manufacturers and dealers, including your pet’s health provider, are telling you to only feed one food so not to upset their fragile stomach. Unfortunately, most of the information you are receiving from them is as unhealthy as the food being proposed. You know that you could never lead a long, healthy life if you were only fed dry cereal or cans of highly processed mystery material labeled as food. Your pet needs high energy, fresh species appropriate foods to build and heal their bodies on a regular basis. Different foods contain very unique nutritional components, all of which have a special place in the function of your pets’ health. The chemistry of each of these basic food components plays a unique role to strengthen and heal the body by both supplying nutrients and removing toxins. When using processed foods

derived from commercial manufacturers, these unique functions and nutritional value is artificially altered. Take any food you eat and compare the nutrient values between raw and cooked. They will differ tremendously. Some of those changes may be favorable but in most cases, the nutrients are degraded significantly when cooked. So, is every meal an opportunity to heal? YES! Food is medicine. Every nutrient we and our pets consume has a purpose. Excesses of natural products are easily eliminated whereas synthetics, man-made chemical compounds will confuse and stress healthy bodily functions. As a result, drugs are prescribed and eventually cause the body NOT to heal itself. The goal for a healthy pet is to provide the best, freshest, naturally raised foods possible and this will have the greatest impact on your pets overall health! 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, 800-940-7387 or at Fiesta Pet Deli, 954-971-2500.


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misc ║ s-i-n-g-l-e By Nicole Flier

A Single Girl’s Guide to South Florida and Beyond... “DATING UPSTREAM” “Uptown girl… You know I can’t afford to buy her pearls” - Billy Joel (1983) As my readership relates, I usually don’t share personal anecdotes but this is far too interesting not to divulge. In my mission to be proactive in 2015, I have cautiously yet optimistically put my profile on one online dating website. I have yet to make the first move with anyone but have received a barrage of emails from men ranging from the age of 21-65. If anything, it’s a major ego boost while providing serious comedy relief when I share some of the “nutty like a fruitcake” emails. Thus far, I have been propositioned for a night of sex by a 25 year old planning a visit to Miami, a couple who wants me to literally “swing” from a chandelier and another adolescent, who apparently has a toe fetish from looking at a full length photo of me in strappy sandals. I mean, I know I have pretty cute, manicured tootsies, but really?? Those emails are fun and games but what I am about to share pretty much sums up why at 44 years young, I am still single and not willing to settle. I received a very pleasant email from a man with no photo, but with a bio that seemed to be a perfect match. Intrigued but suspicious, I responded that he had the upper hand by seeing me and unless he sent photos, I wasn’t interested. Not trying to be superficial, but sight unseen equals “NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, DUDE.” He further explained that due to his high profile job, it precluded him from posting. He asked for an email and promised to send them. A few days later, I received an email whereby he asked me to confirm my identity so he could send the pictures. This joker of sorts needed me to confirm my identity? He’s the guy with no pictures and an already “Shady Mc Shaderson” omnipresence. Still giving the benefit of the doubt, I confirmed and figured why not? After not hearing back for two weeks, I assumed that like many, he was full of sh*t. Obviously, he wasn’t legit. It smelled to me like a catfish operation or adultery; either way, I want128 March 2015 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

ed no part of it. Not lost or ever forgotten…I received the following email: Good Afternoon Nicole, I am sorry I did not respond to your confirmation email sooner. My career with work has been keeping me extra, extra busy these days since we are now in the peak season with all the “snow birds” down for the winter. I have been thinking about our possible connection/match and I thought of the movie, “She’s Out of My Leaugue.” You are so involved with so many different organizations and businesses that I would, I beleive, not feel comfortable because I do not own my own business as you do. I have a very handsome income and live quite comfortably in the Plantation Acres community of Fort Lauderdale. Just money=wise, I am quite comfortable. But I think with your very high community involvement, I would not feel very important in your life. Sorry, just my inference/ impression. I am quite impressed with your LinkedIn resume and all of your writing in the Atlantic Avenue Magazine---great writing!----and all of the companies for which you have worked in such responsible capacities! I do wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Thank you for giving me the chance to possibly meet you. Although our Match of 98% shows, it is based on just responses to the questions we both answered. Not very scientific. Be safe and good health and happiness! ~Martin~ Yes people, that is the verbatim email with the spelling errors purposely left in for good measure. First off buddy, learn about spell check. Nothing says intellectually inferior than someone who can’t spell or refuses to take the time to

spell check. Second, can we say “STALKER?” My profile states that I write a singles column for a local magazine but doesn’t specify a name of the publication. Unless he literally did a Google search for singles columns in South Florida, there is probably little to no way he could have discovered my identity. Perhaps he hired a private investigator or he just is super creepy. Regardless, he had my full dossier. Once I shook off the ominous feeling that I had just been cyber violated, a sense of relief came over me. Clearly this guy felt he couldn’t compete after a very superficial summation of my resume. At least he was honest enough to admit that we weren’t a match and that he clearly couldn’t measure up. Thanks Martin! Every story has a silver lining. I dodged a bullet for sure. There is nothing worse than someone feeling like they are second banana. As relationships, especially new ones cultivate, both parties need to feel that they are at the very least, equal. A couple should be equally supportive and accepting of each other’s fabulousness, right? In my opinion, it’s the foundation of a successful relationship. But as Dr. Seuss once said, “Why fit in when you were born to STAND OUT?” Nicole, a card carrying “California Girl” was born and raised in a suburb of Los Angeles but now is officially a “Boca Girl”. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Nicole owns a private consulting firm, “Flier Consulting”, which specializes in business development, marketing, public relations and special events. Nicole is an avid tennis player; enjoys working out, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She is also single and ready to find “Mr. Right!”

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ARTS ║ THE Pineapple People

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

Photo by Norman Karl Garrett Photography

nistas o i h as F The Am I on 5th Avenue in New York City? Could I possibly be in Paris? Wait, I’m in Pineapple Grove in Delray Beach, Florida! Whether you’re looking for luxurious silk designs from The House of Perna, gorgeous wear from Roxylulu, or something for a special occasion from The Hot Spot 813, look no further. The Fashionistas have infiltrated “The Grove” and are helping beautify the City. The selection of designers and styles on 2nd Ave are as diverse as the culinary cultures represented in the restaurants of Atlantic Avenue. For a big city day of shopping and café style dining, we’ve got you covered. 130 March 2015 | www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com

Amanda Perna

I love working in Pineapple Grove because you have amazing shops and restaurants like you would find in New York City, but with a laid back, beach vibe.

Jule Guaglardi Angelita Nicolas

Being in Pineapple Grove I get to serve friends that I love. I also like that we are near the beach and the lifestyle here is phenomenal.

The Pineapple Grove Arts District is one of the main arteries of creativity for Delray Beach. It has a fantastic free spirited vibe, filled with some very talented and passionate individuals who pour their heart and soul into their creations.

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Leisure ║ brain teasers


1. Wading bird 7. Canadian police 11. Farm bird 12. Brawny 14. Heat excessively 15. Saturate 16. Bring into existence 17. More mature 18. Summit of a small hill 19. Mind your own business 20. Pith helmet 22. Spanish painter



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23. Sleeps briefly 26. Narrow street 28. Audacity 31. Pair 32. Heaps 33. Flower segment 34. Get 37. Speck 38. Lazy -----, food server 39. Stiff 41. Born 43. Preparatory school 44. Organization 45. Capital of Switzerland

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The 7 Traits of Leadership


On March 10, voters will go to the polls in Delray and choose to elect a mayor and two commissioners.

With three seats up for grabs, the balance of power in Delray will be decided, most likely by a very small group of registered voters. That’s sad, because voting is a right that we should not take for granted and voting in a local election is especially important because local government touches our lives in a big way. From how our town will look and feel to the amount of local taxes we will pay, city government is important but often ignored. It shouldn’t be. It seems a big lament in society today is a lack of leadership at all levels of government. I agree, but I also believe that our best and brightest often shun public service because of the negative climate of politics today. While it is true that” if you can’t stand the

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heat stay out of the kitchen”; it’s also understandable when smart, capable people don’t want to swim in a cesspool of dysfunction. Communities should encourage vigorous debate and lots of accountability, but push back against vile behavior, corruption and the politics of personal destruction. If you do, there is a chance that your pool of leadership may expand and that’s always a good thing. Atlantic Ave magazine is a celebration of Delray and we take great pride in spotlighting the people who make this a very special and very successful small city. But while we don’t wallow in politics in these pages, we are aware that good government, strong leadership and progressive policies play a huge role in the future prosperity of Delray Beach. So while we won’t recommend candidates, we do urge you to vote and to study the issues and the candidates so that you can cast an informed ballot. With three seats up for grabs and a great many issues to be decided by the new commission it’s important to understand what good leadership looks like.

Nobody is opposed to great leadership but few communities take the time to actually discuss what it takes to bring it about. Often we fail to monitor leaders and hold them accountable for performance and for promises. Too often, we “suffer” poor leaders and decide to just “wait them out”. One of the best books on leadership I’ve seen discusses this problem in-depth. In “Why We Are So Bad at Picking Good Leaders” the authors outline seven character traits that great leaders possess. The rub, so to speak, is that if leaders are missing any of the seven traits, they are doomed to either come up short or fail. The traits are: integrity, vision, passion, emotional intelligence, empathy, courage and judgment. That’s as good a list of traits as I’ve seen. While it’s hard to determine whether a candidate possesses these traits from a mail piece or a campaign sign, in a small town we should know those who seek to represent us a lot better than those we send to Tallahassee or Washington. Before you vote, try to attend a candidate’s forum, email a candidate on an issue of importance or try and meet them as they go door to door. See if they exhibit any of the seven traits or whether they have a glaring weakness. It’s important, because we entrust our community to the brave people who step into the arena. They can either make Delray better or hurt our town; it’s important that we choose wisely and make our vote count.


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