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from the editor By Jeff Perlman, Editor

November is here.


ice weather, Thanksgiving in paradise, and football. Is there a better time of year?

We are so fortunate to live in a community that I

truly believe is the finest small city in America.

And I’m thankful for what we have.

But most of all, I’m thankful for the very term community.

What we have in Delray is very special; a sense of place, a sense

of community and a spirit that has enabled us to come together to create something very unique.

In this issue of Atlantic Ave Magazine we continue to celebrate

the wonder that is Delray Beach.

Thanks to David and Lisa Mizen and Associate Publisher Yvette

Roulette (she is as cool as the name) who continue to make this

magazine possible along with our great sales staff, writers, designers and photographers.

Everywhere I go—and as The Beach Boys say “I Get Around”—

people ask me about Atlantic Ave Magazine. They look forward

to every issue, debate our covers, argue about What R U Wearing, read about our businesses and personalities and get life advice from our columnists.

It is a true pleasure to present that information each and every

month. So yes I am thankful.

In this issue, you will read just 10 of thousands of things we are

grateful for, our own Thanksgiving tradition.

You will also read about what’s happening around town and get

a sneak look at Delray’s next great street. Who knows maybe soon we will start a “Congress Ave” magazine.

Enjoy, happy Thanksgiving and have a safe, fun and happy


We are so grateful for your continued support.

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Give the Gift of Luxury Everyone deserves a Spa-liday This holiday season, gift someone special with a complete day of indulgence at the Seagate Spa. Booking any of our decadent massage, facial, or body treatments, exclusively featuring Elemis and ESPA skincare, grants you all-day access to an array of complimentary hotel amenities, including: Hotel Pool • Jacuzzi • Pool Bar • Fitness Center • Tranquility Room • Steam Room

The Seagate Spa also features a Vichy shower for body treatments, an exclusive manicure & pedicure suite, and a luxurious couple’s spa suite, where guests can relax in their very own retreat. Gift someone special a complete day of indulgence with a Seagate Spa gift card. Visit TheSeagateHotel.com/giftcards to purchase a gift card online. 561.693.3478 | TheSeagateSpa.com | Open daily 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Located at The Seagate Hotel & Spa, 1000 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards “Top 75 Hotel Spas in the U.S.” *While supplies last State of Florida, Department of Health, Massage Establishment. License # MM 23691

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Posh Properties Gives Back

deserving champions in boys and girls singles and doubles. Complete draws and results can be found http://tennislink. usta.com/Tournaments/

Contacts & Cocktails

On October 10, Owner/Broker Jerilyn Walter, Realtor Jacie Paulson, along with Agent Coordinator, Maggie Liotta of Posh Properties join forces with over 1000 participants to run the 5k and 10k for Hope, a run that supports AVDA, Aid for Victims of Domestic Abuse.

Niki Pepper, of Posh Properties attends the Annual “Girls, Pearls and Hats”, benfitting the children’s wing of the Delray Beach Library and Breast Cancer Survivor week. Over 500 local residents attended this annual 2 day event of shopping, dining, auctions and giveaways.

The Hyatt Hotel, along with Amy Cropper of European Wax hosted a wonderful ‘Contacts & Cocktails’ Event for The Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce on October 13, 2015. With around 100 members in attendance, there was plenty of great conversation plus lots of food and drinks. One of the best parties of the year! European Wax is located at 410 E. Linton Blvd. #76, in Delray Beach, 561303-0908 and the Hyatt Hotel and the Chamber are located at First and Second Streets and Second Avenue.

Twin-Star International Sponsors Fire Safety and Prevention Program at the Milagro Center

Columbus Day Open USTA National Selection Tournament

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The COLUMBUS DAY OPEN hosted by the City of Delray Beach, is organized by Players International Management (PIM), the staff that hosts the Delray Beach Open. The event consists of over 250 of the best juniors in the country, competing in the Boys’ & Girls’ 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s age divisions – one of the USTA’s largest nationally sanctioned events. On October 12th they crowned wonderful and

In recognition of October’s Fire Safety Month, Twin-Star International Inc. of Delray Beach known for their ClassicFlame electric fireplaces and Duraflame electric heaters, organized a Fire Safety Day at the Milagro Center, an arts and education school for children in Delcontinued page 10

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ray Beach. Twin-Star partnered with the firefighters at the local Delray Beach Fire Department who taught fire safety tips and demonstrated their fire equipment for the students. To thank the firefighters for their time, Twin-Star volunteers helped the children create fire safety posters for them to display at the firehouse. “We enjoy working with the students at the Milagro Center,” commented Lauren Thiessen, Twin-Star’s communications and media specialist. “Home fires can start and spread quickly,

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which is why we need to educate our children and encourage them to discuss fire safety awareness with their families. Just a little bit of planning can make a big difference and ultimately save lives.”

Holiday Bazaar at First Presbyterian Church in Delray Beach

The Holly House on the campus of First Presbyterian Church of Delray will become an elegant gift shop on November 13 and 14, between 9:00 and 3:00. The ladies of the church have been preparing for the annual Holiday Bazaar since March, creating unique gifts in preparation for the big event. They have sewn a selection of Raggedy Ann dolls, aprons, baskets, pillows, tree skirts, place mats and table runners. Cloth books with movable parts will delight little children. Crocheted children’s sweaters and hats. There are angels, ornaments, treasures and jewelry. Snazzy flip flops are a big hit. A picture frame that holds jewelry. The florists decorate Christmas trees and wreaths that will be perfect for the modern home and there are traditional arrangements with poinsettias, holly, and holiday colors. First Presbyterian Church of Delray, 33 Gleason Street, Delray Beach, For more information, call 561-276-6338. See the website http://firstdelray.com/grow/women

Live Music Friday Nights at Solita and Mastino

Count on a great band every Friday night with classic rock, new rock, southern rock and blues - @8:30pm, No Cover Charge - $7 Martinis all night. Dancing, revelry and shenanigans strongly encouraged! More Info at www.solitaitalian.com or email speicherpriscilla@yahoo.com

The Return Of The Delray Beach Greenmarket

The Delray Beach GreenMarket opened its 20th season on Saturday, October 31. “Each year, the GreenMarket seems to get bigger and better, and this year is no exception,” said Lori Nolan, GreenMarket General Manager. “Our audience keeps growing, with more and more people looking to support our local farmers and vendors. It’s really been an incredible 20 years, and we can’t wait to get started!” *The Market will be open every Saturday through May 28th, 2016 with just a few location changes and closures noted below: • November 7, 2015 - Relocated to SE/NE 4th Ave. (near the Green Owl restaurant) • January 30 - Relocated to SE/NE 4th Ave. (Garlic Festival) • March 12 - Closed for St. Patrick’s Day parade • March 19 - Relocated to SE/NE 4th Ave. continued page 12

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(Bacon & Bourbon Festival) The Market will also host several special events this season, including: • Bi -Weekly – Old School Square’s Budding Artists Booth for kid-friendly arts and crafts • March 27 - Annual Easter Bonnet Pet Parade Old School Square Park is located on 51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach. For more information, email Lori Nolan at greenmarket@

delraycra.org, or call 561-276-7511. For updates and news,“like” them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram, #DelrayGreenMarket.

Healthy, Happy Hour

Schrier Family Chiropractic, 315 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach held a free event for patients and friends. Everyone was treated to experience unique and healthy foods,

juices, aromatherapy, Pilates, massages and more. Call them at 561-445-2648 or email dr.elanschrier@gmail.com.

“Indulgence” Events Raise Nearly $160,000 for the Achievement Centers for Children & Families

“Indulgence,” a charity event to benefit the Achievement Centers of Children & Families (ACCF), was recently held at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square. The 4th annual Indulgence event helped raise nearly $160,000 to date, to assist the community based organization serving low-income children and families. Coined as guiltfree girls’ night, the event proceeds support the life-changing opportunities and services offered at the Achievement Centers for Children & Families dedicated to making a difference within the local community facing the effects of poverty. Jessica Rosato, Luxury Residential Specialist with Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty and member of the Indulgence Committee stated, “This is my fourth year participating in this amazing event that featured an evening of glamour and giving. The allure of Indulgence comes from the many local community supporters who donate their time, services and goods so that guests may receive a range of complimencontinued page 14

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tary benefits. Guests are treated to a night of Indulgence and, most importantly, the Achievement Centers receives funding for their 1,000 children and families. I can’t wait to do it again next year!”

Cpl. Burt Richards and the Veterans Speaker Forum

ACP Home Interiors Opens A New Location In Boca

ACP Home Interiors has locations in Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Jacksonville and now a new fourth location in Boca Raton. They invite everyone to one of their locations for the best in home interiors from around the world. Deerfield Beach, 1240 E. Newport Center Dr. 954-481-1917, Delray Beach, 2050 North Federal Hwy., 561-2654400, Boca Raton, 850 North Dixie Hwy., 561-394-5064, Jacksonville, 8081 Phillips Hwy., #19, 904-493-1046.

Pineapple Grove North Entrance Cpl. Richards is a World War II veteran and founder of The Veterans Speakers Forum. He visits Palm Beach schools, religious and social groups, veterans’ groups and libraries, teaching about past wars with lots of memorabilia on display. Richards said. “Kids never got a chance to see or touch the hands-on stuff used during the war years.” Cpl. Richards will be at PALM BEACH, The VETERANS MEMORIBILIA MUSEUM & EDUCATION CENTER at the Cultural Plaza, City Square, November 11th 2015 - parade 11a.m. Lake Avenue. For more information, call 561 - 736 - 6456

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A new sign was dedicated in a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on October 14th. The sign is located at the Southwest corner of Pineapple Grove Way (2nd Ave.) and NE 4th Street. Jeff Costello, Executive Director, CRA performed the dedication. The Invocation was by Elder Don Reinhard, Trinity Lutheran Church and Opening Remarks by

City Commissioner Mitch Katz, CRA Treasurer William Branning and a Pineapple Main Street Board Representative.

Community Caring Center Presents

Diamonds Are Forever Black & White Gala Thursday, November 12, 21015 Benvenuto Restaurant 1730 N Federal Highway Boynton Beach 6:30 PM Cash Bar and Silent Auction Preview 7:15, Dinner – Dancing ‘till 10:00 p.m. Individual Ticket - $100 Table of 10 - $900 Black & White Event - Cocktail Attire. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, please call Doreen Robinson 561-3748536 or visit website www.cccgbb-org. webs.com Entertainment by – TK BLU Band 2015 CRANKSGIVING BIKE RIDE/SCAVENGER HUNT COMMUNITY CARING CENTER OF GREATER BOYNTON. Sunday, November 15, 2015 THIS IS NOT A RACE. GRAB YOUR BIKE AND HAVE SOME FUN!! Come ride with us to 4 area grocery stores to purchase non-perishable items to help us fill 250 Thanksgiving Baskets for our families. Participants agree to spend a minimum of $20.00 between the 4 stores to help stock our food pantry. Drop boxes will be at every store to collect your purchases so you don’t have to carry them on your bike. Registracontinued page 16

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tion – 8:00 a.m. *Ride Start – 9:00 a.m. *15 mile roundtrip. Ride Starts & Ends at The Backyard, 511 NE 4th St, Boynton Beach. $10.00 Registration fee includes T-shirt. *Register on line by 11/1/15 @ www.cccgbb-org.webs.com – www.cccgbb-org.webs.com or contact–Doreen Robinson 561-374-8536 or Dean Fesette 561-542-1930

urban and soul, it’s really good music”. The foundation is also seeking sponsorship support. To learn how to get involved, please visit www.plumosafoundation.org or call 561-330-3900.

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Drew Tucker Sets “New Standard” for Plumosa School of the Arts Foundation

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The Plumosa School of the Arts Foundation is thrilled to announce that Drew Tucker &The New Standard will be headlining their 3rd Annual and main fundraiser to be held at the school’s theater in Delray Beach on November 20th at 8pm. All seating for this event is on-stage, with Drew and his 9-piece orchestra, offering a truly spectacular experience. There are only 100 tickets which are $75 and are available at www.plumosafoundation.org “As a community that excels in arts and culture, we need to focus the spotlight on what is needed to help our next generation of artists excel,” said foundation board member Brian Rodolfo. “Plumosa offers one of the finest K-5 arts programs in the country. However, many of the students are entitled to free or reduced lunch. This makes private lessons, instruments and tickets to see professional performances almost impossible for most families.” Drew Tucker, who is not only headlining the fundraiser, but is also the president of the foundation says “Plumosa attracts students from all over South County, so our goal is to reach out to community and business leaders who understand the importance of what Plumosa is providing, and have them support our mission. The New Standard is Jazz, it’s hip hop, it’s pop, it’s top 40, it’s

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Held at the Hillcrest Golf and Country Club in Hollywood, Fl, this dog contest was one of the best and funniest dog shows. The owners and pooches recreated Classic TV show from the 50’s and 60’s, both playing parts in the skits. Atlantic Ave Magazine’s Harvey Lustig was a Celebrity Judge. Before the show a delicious 4 course lunch catered by the Country Club. This event was not just for pampered pooches - the Compassionate Pug Rescue of Florida was the benefitting charity. The show was produced by Laura Souza, G girl productions LLC 561-9290809 & Laly Albalate, Greatest Store on Earth LLC, 305-710-7266 Winner for Best in Show, Nanette DeRonda and Valerie Hurkley with their Imperial Shih Tzus and Jasmine in Star Trek costumes.

Boca Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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$268,000.00 with 3,000 attendees. This was the FIRST time Mizner Park Amphitheater held a charity event of this kind on a Sunday AND the FIRST time that the SE Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association held a Walk on a Sunday. The Lt. Governor, Carlos Lopez-Cantera, of our state attended the Walk with his family, along with Senator Maria Sachs, Mayor Susan Haynie, Deputy Mayor Bob Weinroth, and the entire Boca Council, as well as State Reps, Bill Hager and Lori Berman, and Congressman Ted Deutsch’s office. The Walk, which does not have any registration charge, provided a complimentary breakfast to each participant of Krispy Kreme donuts,

Starbucks coffee, bagels from NY Water Bagels and Palm Beach bagels, and KIND bars, along with fresh fruit and water, all donated from local vendors. The Boca Walk, which local attorney, Pamela Polani, founded and has chaired since its creation, represents residents living in the Boca/Delray/Parkland/ Deerfield Beach area. However, since it was on a Sunday morning, the event attracted walkers from Miami to West Palm, due to the Walks in their area being held on a Saturday, which was a religious conflict for many. The committee is still fundraising until December 1st. If you wish to make a contribution, please go to http://act.alz.org/BocaWalk

International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) Announces 2015 Pinnacle Award Winners Worldwide

Boise, Idaho- The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) paid tribute to the DELRAY BEACH GARLIC FEST, DELRAY BEACH BACON & BOURBON FEST, DELRAY BEACH WINE & SEAFOOD FEST AND DELRAY AFFAIR – events managed and produced by FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT GROUP in DELRAY BEACH, FL on September 21, 2015 during the 20th Anniversary of the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held at the IFEA’s 60th Anniversary Convention & Expo, presented by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, in Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.. Sept 21-23, 2015, where they were

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presented with SEVENTEEN awards in the prestigious IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards competition. The conference had representatives in attendance from 10 Countries, 45 States (6 Canadian – 39 USA) and 182 Cities worldwide! Awards were won in the following categories: 16th Annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest ($250,000 to $750,000 budget) 6 awards won 1st Annual Delray Beach Bacon & Bourbon Fest (Under $250,000 budgets) 6 awards won 53rd Annual Delray Affair (Under $250,000 budgets) 3 awards won 3rd Annual Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Fest (Under $250,000 budgets) 2 awards won

111th Anniversary of Stuyvesant High School

To celebrate the 111th Anniversary of Stuyvesant High School (N.Y.), a luncheon has been scheduled for November 15th at 11 AM at Delray Beach Golf Course restaurant. There will be Two honored speakers, Dr. Zie Zhang, Principal of Stuyvesant, and Dr. Gary Perry, Provost, FAU will address the group. The cost of this Luncheon is $25 and checks should be enclosed to SFAASHS. Looking forward to meeting you. Dr. Robert Feldman, 561-496-2639. continued page 20

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

’m sure most family stories involve someone naked as a toddler, an embarrassing homecoming photo or Aunt Ethel’s scorched Thanksgiving turkey. If you’re in the market for some fresh stories, you’re in luck. November is Family Stories Month and I’ve got your perfect avenue for some family story action: pickleball. Pickleball is a paddle sport played with a whiffle ball on a badminton-sized court and a tennis-style net. A non-volley zone (or kitchen) prevents volleys close to the net, and the serving team cannot volley the return of a serve. These unique rules favor players with less mobility and allow senior players to compete successfully with younger competitors, making it a perfect activity for all family members. Pickleball is played daily at either Pompey Park or the Community Center and the daily rate is only $2. Maybe you and the fam could even put together some swanky matching outfits and think of a cool team name and a theme song, to boot. The possibilities are endless for some family fun and family stories, so go and get your pickle on. Pompey Park is located at 1101 N.W. Second St. and the Community Center is located at 50 N.W. First Ave. and games start as early as 9 a.m. Visit www.dbpickle.com or call (561) 2437356 or (561) 243-7250 for more information and to verify play.


festival that revolves around food and delicious beverage? Yes, please. November 8 is Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day and I’ve got the food festival you’ve been waiting for all year. The Fourth Annual Delray Beach Wine and

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Seafood Festival is held November 7 and 8 and offers visitors a great opportunity to revel in the beachy downtown while enjoying a glass of wine and a plate of delectable seafood. If you would like to learn a thing or two, plan to attend the Food and Wine seminars, which are led by local chefs, and include a vintner education and tasting of four wine varieties each paired with food, and a commemorative wine glass. Pairings include executive chef Bruce Feingold from DaDa with Chalk Hill wines, executive chef Paul Niedermann from Hudson and Cakebread Cellars, executive chef Eric Baker from Max’s Social House and Taittinger

champagne, and more. Seminar tickets are $50 each but admission to the overall event is free, so you have plenty of clams for some tasty ocean treats and delicious bubbles. The festival is held 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday on A1A and Atlantic Avenue. Visit www.dbwineandseafood.com or call (561) 278-0424 for more information and to purchase seminar tickets.


xcept for the grunting part, tennis is probably one of my favorite sports to watch, and it’s so great that we have a tennis center right down the street.

November 22 through 28 is National Game and Puzzle Week and I’d bet there’s going to be a lot more than grunting going on at the Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic. Held November 21 and 22 at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, the event features professional and celebrity pairs that include Chelsea Handler, Dennis Miller, Gavin Rossdale, Jason Biggs, Jon Lovitz, Lisa Raymond, Martina Navratilova, and more. I will tell you for a fact that it’s super fun watching famous people play tennis as they try to beat people who play the game for a living, all while wearing a mic. Tickets start at $20 per day for general admission, or you can up your serve and go for a premium club seat for $40 per day. Either way, these competitive matches raise money to help at-risk families throughout Florida, and there’s nothing but love, love for that. The Delray Beach Tennis Center is located at 201 W. Atlantic Ave. Visit www.chrisevert.org or call (561) 394-2400 for more information and to purchase tickets.


f there’s one place I avoid at all costs, it’s the mall. So imagine my horror if I have to go there on Black Friday when it’s a crowded mall. Thankfully, I don’t have to because there is a better shopping haven in town and it’s calling my name. November 28 is Small Business Saturday so grab your sunhat because you’re going downtown for the 16th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival. This annual juried art festival features more than 100 exhibitors and their hand-crafted artwork including glass, photography, painting, mixed media, fiber, jewelry and more. It would be almost impossible to not find all of your holiday gifts, so you’re welcome, in advance. The best part is that you can shop while you drop some of that turkey, gravy and pie weight that you’ve deliciously acquired over the past couple of days. The festival is held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and admission is free so you have plenty of holiday bucks to get your holiday shopping bang. The festival is held along N.E. Fourth Avenue and Atlantic Avenue so grab a fall-themed cocktail at one of the restaurants around the corner. It’s the holiday season, treat yourself. Visit www.artfestival.com or call (561) 746-6615 for more information.


t’s time to lace up the sneakers for a good cause… anddd maybe to make room for turkey. Family Volunteer Day is November 21 so this is the best time to gather the family and partake in the Delray Beach Turkey Trot 5K Run and Walk. Held November 21 along A1A, this is one of the prettiest routes for a 5K because you get to see the sun rise over the beach and enjoy a beautiful start to a day. Registration begins at 6 a.m. and the race begins at 7:30 a.m. so you’ll be done with enough time to grab a mimosa at Caffe Luna Rosa afterward. Entry fee is $25 for adults and $10 for children if you pre-register, and the best part is that all proceeds from the race benefit the Keith Straghn Feed the Hungry Thanksgiving Drive. So you get to feel good knowing you helped to give someone a Thanksgiving dinner, all while spending time volunteering with your family as you get in shape for your own Thanksgiving. The race begins at Anchor Park, 340 S. Ocean Blvd. Visit www.mydelraybeach.com or call (561) 243-7277 for more information.

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locals only ║ happenings

Hour M–F 3–7. 561–459–2715, puttnaround.net

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, Artists Alley. 561–862–9222, cloudhousepottery.com

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

1–31 Cruise aboard the Lady Atlantic – Daily cruises at 1:30. Call for details. 561– 243–0686, delrayyachtcruises. com

1–31 Putt’n Around MiniGolf – 10am–10pm daily. Enjoy mini–golf throughout the month of November! Happy

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

1 Delray Art League Artists in the Park – 10am – 4:30pm. Old School Square Park. New Season! New Artists! New Artwork! delrayartleague.com

1 Delray Beach Orchid Society 25th Annual Show and Sale – 10am – 5pm. $5. Vintage Gymnasium at Delray Center for the Arts at Old School Square. 561–573–2422, delraybeachorchidsociety.com

1&29 Fitness in the Park at Delray Marketplace – 10am. Free fitness class. 561– 865–4613, DelrayMarket.com/ events

2,9,16 Delray Beach Library Lifelong Learning – $20–45. 2pm. Poetry & Painting. Delraylibrary.org 2&16 Delray Business Executives Leads Group – 5:30–6:30. Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce offices.

5 First Thursday Site Tours– 10am–1pm. $5. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre. 561–243–7922, DelrayArts.org

7,14,21,28 Savor Our City Culinary Tour – $65. Includes tastings at 5–6 stops. Private tours available. 954– 410–3177, SavorOurCity.com

5 Delray Marketplace Music Fest – 6–8pm. Free. Classic Rock Therapy, Variety of 70’s. 561–865–4613, DelrayMarket.com/events

5–7 The LPGA Legends Tour– $10–15. Join us at the Seagate Country Club for this year’s LPGA Legend’s Tour! Tickets available at Walgreens. thelegendstour.com

6 First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Delray – 6pm– 9pm. Stroll throughout downtown Delray. 561–243–1077, downtowndelraybeach.com/ events

6,13,20,27 Sunrise Beach Yoga – 7am. $18. Presented by the Delray Beach Marriott Led by Christine Festa (500 CYT) of Movement Yoga & Wellness. 561–396–9791, Christine@ movement.yoga 6 Orange Sunshine – 7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. delrayarts.org

7 Wild & Preciuos Words: Erasures in Poetry – 12:30pm. $10. Presented by the Palm Beach Poetry Festival. Delray Beach Center for the Arts .delrayarts.org

4-25 Volunteer at the 100ft. Christmas Tree Build – Mon–Fri 9am–2pm. Volunteer to help build the 100ft. Tree! Old School Square grounds. 561–278–0424, tmazer@delraybeach.com

Ave & A1A. 561–278–0424, dbwineandseafood.com

7 Thanks for the Memories, Honoring Joe Gillie – To all the Friends of Delray Beach Center for the Arts… We invite you to a very special evening to honor JOE GILLIE and celebrate his 25 years of leadership and passion for the arts! $150. delrayarts.org

7 Delray Beach GreenMarket– 9am–2pm. The GreenMarket will relocate to SE 4th Avenue & Atlantic Avenue. delraycra.org/greenmarket

10 Delray Beach Chamber’s Annual Legislative Luncheon– $30–40. Find out firsthand the latest legislative updates and news that may affect your business! 561–278– 0424, delraybeach.com

11 Veterans Day Parade– VFW Post 4141 Ceremony at Veterans Park 9:30, 10:00– Parade From Veteran’s Park to Old School Square Park. 561– 243–7010 11 Surf Festical Kickoff Party at the Surf History Museum – Call Tom Leeman for more information. 561– 703–5367

7 4th Annual Fall Skate & Grind –3pm. $5 per entry (spectators are free)– Live Music, Prizes, Give–a–ways, Food and Fun! Hobbit Skate Park, 243–7158 7,14,21 Qigong – $10. 9am. Outside Swinton and 1st St, 561–221–3327 deborahclinker@gmail.com

7,8,14,15,21,22,28,29 Delray Art League Artists in the Park – 10am – 4:30 PM. Veterans Park. New Season! New Artists! New Artwork! delrayartleague.com

7&8 4th Annual Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival – FREE. Saturday 11am– 10pm. Sunday 11am –7pm. Stroll along A1A while enjoying a great glass of wine or a plate of delectable seafood. Atlantic

12 Delray Marketplace Music Fest – 6–8pm. Free. High Tolerance, South Florida’s Premier top 40’s Band. 561– 865–4613, DelrayMarket.com/ events

12 Steel Drum Cruise– 6–8pm. $25. Escape your daily routine with beautiful Intracoastal Waterway views! 561– 243–0686, delrayyachtcruises. com

13 Arts Garage Presents Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett – $45–60. 8pm. Acoustic Blues Rock. Legendary guitar players, known for their band Little Feat from the 1970s. Artsgarage.org

13 The Motowners – 7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts at Delray Beach Center for the Arts. delrayarts.org 14,21,28 Delray Beach GreenMarket –9am–2pm.

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HAPPENINGS HAP The GreenMarket is an open air marketplace located at Old School Square Park. 50 NE 2nd Ave – delraycra.org/greenmarket

14 2nd Annual Delray Surf Festival –9am –5pm. All Surfers welcome. This local surfing contest takes place on the south end of Delray Beach. 561–243–7352, facebook.com/ delraybeachsurffestival

14 Writing Songs & Lyrics at Delray Beach Center for the Arts– 12pm. Free. A Musicians Showcase presented by the Palm Beach Poetry Festival. drblaiseallen@aol.com

14 Ride and Remember Trolley –10am–12pm– $25. Spady Museum. When you board the “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour, the history of Delray Beach comes alive! spadymuseum.com

15 Family Fun Days at the Morikami: Haiku Poetry Walk – 12pm – 3pm. Free with paid museum admission. 561– 495–0233, morikami.org 18 Fall into Relaxation at My Salon Suite with Delray Raw – 5–8pm. Free. Enjoy wine and dinner bites, live beauty demonstrations, a raffle, and goodie bags. 140 NE 2nd Ave.

18 Arts Garage Presents Radio Theatre Presents “Strangers on a Train” – $20–30. 7:30pm. 561–450– 6357, artsgarage.org

19 Delray Beach Library “Publix Apron’s Cooking School Demonstration” – Presented by Chef Rey De La Osa. delraylibrary.org 19 Delray Marketplace Music Fest – 6–8pm. Free. Backbonz Band, Popular Rock & Roll Tunes. 561–865–4613, DelrayMarket.com/events

Concert at Delray Beach Center for the Arts– 8pm. $57–77. delrayarts.org

19–21 Art and Craft Show by the Southern Handcraft Society – Thurs & Fri 9am–9pm, Sat 9am–2pm. Free. Vintage Gymnasium at Delray Beach Center for the Art. mhincken@gmail.com 20 Volunteer Delray – 5–7pm. Free. Perfect way to meet local nonprofits, learn about volunteer opportunities and discover potential Board of Director openings. The Pavilion at Delray Beach Center for the Arts/ Old School Square Park. 561–278–0424, lynn@delraybeach.com

eral Highway and The Aloha Islander Dancers, as always. Our sponsors this year; LA Fitness, Security Self Storage, Ashley/ City Furniture and Allstate. Delray Bay Apartments is located at 3360 Delray Bay Drive, Delray Beach, FL 33483. 561.243.2006 21 Demonstrations of Sado: The Way of Tea – Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm. $5. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, morikami.org

21 Delray Beach Turkey Trot 5K Run and Walk – $10–25. Registration 6am; Race 7:30 am. Proceeds from the Turkey Trot will benefit the “Keith Straghn Feed the Hungry Thanksgiving Drive”. Anchor Park, 561–243–7277, beardsleyd@mydelraybeach.com 21 “Nostalgic Delray” Preview Party at Delray

Beach Historical Society – $40–50. 6–8pm. Art Exhibit exclusive opening. One–of–a– kind paintings of historic, iconic Delray! Exquisite food, music and Art! 561–274–9574, delraybeachhistory.org

25 Delray Marketplace Turkey Trot – Enjoy a Free 5k Turkey Trot hosted by Fleet Feet Sports. Meet–up in front of Frank Theatres followed by happy hour at TAP! 561–865– 4613, DelrayMarketplace.com/ events

26 Thanksgiving Cruise– 12pm & 2pm. $50–60. Leave the cooking to us this Thanksgiving as you enjoy our Turkey dinner with all the fixins aboard one of our beautiful yachts! 561–243– 0686, delrayyachtcruises.com

27 Simply Tina– 7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts at Delray Beach

Center for the Arts. delrayarts. org

28&29 16th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival – Free. 10am–5pm. Presented by Howard Alan Events. NE 4th Avenue & Atlantic Avenue. Artfestival.com

28-Dec 5 57th Annual NAIA Men’s Collegiate Soccer National Championship – $10–25. Join us at the Seacrest Soccer Complex 16–Team Single Elimination Tournament daily. Times vary. NAIA.org 28–Dec 13 Delray Beach Playhouse Presents Hi-Hat Hattie – $30. Thurs–Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. A Musical Salute to Hattie McDaniel by Larry Parr. 561–272–1281 x4, delraybeachplayhouse.com

20 B Street Band – 7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts at Delray Beach Center for the Arts. delrayarts.org

20-22 The Knights of Columbus #13338 of Emmanuel Catholic Church present “Mary and Joseph – A Love Story,” an original musical retelling the “Biblical” story of Jesus’ birth from the perspective of his soon-to-be parents. Ticket price is $10.00 person which go on sale Nov. 2nd. Call Emmanuel Catholic Church, 15700 S. Military Trail, Delray Beach (496-2480) for tickets.

20–22 Chris Evert / Raymond James Pro – Celebrity Tennis Classic – Delray Beach Tennis Center. Two days of Pro– Celebrity Tennis! 561–394– 2400, chrisevert.org 21 annual holiday charity drive and Luau event at Delray Bay – This year we’ll have a pet adoption afternoon with Heartbeat at your Feet rescue. We chose The Homeless Voice for our local families in need. Collection will start the morning of the 21st, as well. We will end the day with a catered dinner from Enigma on Fed-

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unique boutique

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Purlife fitness center

Blondie’s Hair Studio

By Bill Dorton

By Renee sizemore Lansdown



Pūrlife Fitness Center 45 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, Fl 33444 561-852-9200 | www.purlifedelray.com

Blondie’s Hair Studio Located at 215 NE 1st Avenue In the Grove Hair Studio | Pineapple Grove Delray Beach, Fl 713-252-2060

our years ago I left the snow of Munroe Falls, Ohio and headed to Delray Beach chasing a dream creating my own brand of fitness. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in exercise physiology, from the University of Akron, and experience and knowledge from coaching and competing in sports. I have worked in both medically based and sports performance fitness facilities. As an American college of sports medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist I began my personal training career 6 years ago. Group exercise has become another one of my passions giving me the opportunity to reach out to more people at one time. I am a strong leader, full of positive energy and treat my clients like family. I go the extra mile to push and educate them along the journey of reaching, surpassing, and maintaining their goals, while transforming them into living the healthy lifestyle or reaching a level of performance they have only dreamed of. I’m honored to be a part of the Pūrlife family. They have allowed me to help develop a group exercise program that is science based, full of energy, and results driven for clients of all ages and abilities. Contact me for any of your fitness and performance questions I’m always willing to help.

y name is Renee and I moved to Delray Beach from Houston, Texas because I love the beach and let’s face it, Delray’s beach is one of the best ever! I have been in the ‘hair’ industry for 20 years. I have traveled all over the US as a National Educator for several different companies. I was written about in Allure Magazine as one of the top 10 Colorists in the United States and that same month in Self Magazine as the number one Colorist in Texas. I then opened my first salon in Houston called Aqua Salon and Spa, which is very successful and still open today. I travel back to Houston every 5 weeks to take care of my loyal clients there. As a color specialist I cover all shades and tones but I specialize in blondes which is why my new business here in Delray Beach is called Blondie’s Hair Studio. I also do hair extensions and Keratin treatments. I still travel to learn different techniques about my profession because staying on top of the trends and styles keeps my job fun and exciting. If you want to know more come in for a free consultation, I’m always up for a challenge.

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posh properties

By Gerri Dalzell

By Jacie Paulson



PILATEDA 818-631-8649 | www.Pilateda.com 93 SE 4th Ave, Delray Beach, Fl 33483

Posh Properties, LLC 107 NE 2nd Ave Delray Beach, FL 33444 561-613-2577- Cell | 561-330-4731-Office Jacie@poshflorida.com

y name is Gerri Dalzell and I’m the owner of Pilateda a new anti-aging approach to fitness in Delray. I recently moved here from Studio City, L.A., where I owned and operated my own successful studio for over ten years. While studying at Balance Body University and building my business, I was training Circus Soleil Acrobats, Victoria Secret models, as well as injured dancers and 90-year-old cancer survivors, an eclectic mix for sure. I have been interested in fitness my whole life and as an athlete searched for a method that would carry my own body into aging gracefully without stressing my joints, and I came up with a program of low impact workouts designed to help people continue full mobility while gaining bone density and increased flexibility. I thrive at using everything in my arsenal. Pilates, breath, pace, intervals, GYROTONIC®, Power Plate, etc., Form is also important to me and I have a very developed eye to keep people progressing and safe. Compassion and humor are my trademarks and caring for whoever walks through my door. I think that is what keeps me wanting to grow and continue working in this field. Pilateda is now in the “Delray Center for Healing” and accepting new clients for privates. Hope to meet you soon, EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE!

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am Jacie Paulson, originally from Livonia, Michigan. I have called Delray Beach my home for nearly 10 years now. In this time, I have watched this seaside town grow and develop into what is it today, and I have enjoyed being a part of it. I have a Master’s Degree in Mental Health & Counseling. My career began in Condo Management which lead me to Real Estate. I first started working in Real Estate as an Administrative Assistant taking my time to learn the ins and outs of the industry, and then transitioning into a full time Real Estate Agent. For me, it is not about selling a property, it is about getting to know my customer and developing a relationship that will last beyond the sale of their home. I consider my job an honor, when my customers dream becomes a reality when purchasing a property, I get to be apart of that process. Whether I am working with a first time home-buyer, or someone who is purchasing a second home, I will be there every step of the process with the highest level of professionalism and reliability. I am committed to exceeding my clients’ expectations. Call me today to set up an appointment!

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pictures ║ on the ave

on the ave 1

Photos: Melissa Korman

1- Mina, Dali, Dr. Craig @ Spodak Dental Group


2- Mindy, Mindi, Deb @ Vixity 3- Tommy, Ariel, Lindsay @ One Aveda Salon 4- Gerri @ Pilateda 5- Ashley w Sushi @ Engel & Voelkers 3

6- Cindi, David @ Exhilaride


Golf Cart Rentals 7- Barb @ Art-Sea Living 8- Lisa, Sean, Shea, George, Kelly, John, Wyatt, Cheryl, Erin, Jenn @ Tim Finnegans 9- Sharon, Diana @ Tauriello & Company



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pictures ║ on the ave


Photos: Melissa Korman


1- Patty, Roxana, LaRay@ Moroco Orthordontics 2- Sandy, Daniella @ Mercedes Benz of Delray 3- Nelson, Will @ Mercedes Benz of Delray 4- Sarah, Brad @ Joseph John Salon 5- Su-Su @ HyMa HyPa 3



6- Bob, Donna @ Ellie’s 50s Diner 7- Ethan and Laura Lee @ Circe & Swag 8- Debbie @ Beachcomber Art 9- Gabby, Maddy, Katie, Sarah @ Circe & Swag 10- Chris, TJ, Kyle, Jimmy, and Ethan @ Circe & Swag



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pictures ║ in the pineapple grove arts district

in the pineapple grove arts district 1


Photos: Melissa Korman

1- JJ, Carlos @ The Pineapple Grove Post Office 2- Robert, Marci @ Conte’s Gourmet Italian Deli 3- Jane @ Once Upon A Time 4- Chef Gio, Elie @ Joseph Wine Bar 5- Dale, Mia @ Mia’s Spa @ My Salon Suites


6- Maryelle, Camelly @


Shear Luck Suite 10-11 @ My Salon Suites 7- Gina @ Nourishe 8- Jerliyn, Jacie, Tiffany, Anthony @ Posh Properties 9- Ron, Chris @ Lanzetta’s Barbershop



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

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pictures ║ In the pineapple grove artists district


Photos: Melissa Korman


1- Jennifer, Lilly @ Beaulieu-Fawcett Law Group 2- Ryan, Bill @ Purlife 3- Pian @ House of Siam 4- Joe @ Delray Art 5- Kristen @ Nourishe 6- Barry, Danielle, Christina 3


& Vinnie @ Christina’s


7- Gregory & Will @ Barba Suite #19 @ My Salon Suites 8- Ronald @ Furst 9- Bethany, Travis, Jeanette, Chelsea @ Purstrands 10- Stephen, Tomas @ Lanzetta’s Barbershop 6




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By diane feen


here were dazzling gowns, radiant smiles and a Birthday cake in the center of every table. It was the 90th Birthday party for an organization that seems to get younger every year – The Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. The 2015 Luminary Gala, held at the Delray Marriott, was filled with sparkling gestures of good will and camaraderie. The cocktail party was punctuated by rooms filled with silent auction gifts (a Delray Yacht Cruise, candlelight dinners, a ghost tour, pop art retro-bicycle, jewelry and more), the allure of Hollywood attire, hors de oeuvres and cocktail party cheer. If you’ve been a part of the Delray Beach social infrastructure (or business community) then everyone in the room might have looked familiar. But you might not have recognized them. There were sexy Hollywood gowns and dashing tuxedos that made everyone seem like they had just flown in from St. Tropez’s casino night. The essence of the Gala is to shine a spotlight on those who contribute to the success (and essence) of what makes Delray Beach the hippest small town in America. There are eight awards given to businesses, business leaders, non-profit organizations, leaders of distinction and a restaurant. The winners were: Terra Spero, Delray Motors, Saltwater Brewery, Milagro Center, Two Fat Cookies and Scott Porten received the Ken Ellingsworth Community Service Award. When Caffe Luna Rosa won an Award Fran Marincola jumped up on his chair and shouted “Yes…Yes…Yes” with gusto. To those of us who witnessed Roberto Benigni jumping up on his seat after winning an Academy Award in 1999, it was a delightful déjà vu. The event, that was also a fundraiser for the chamber, honored Virginia Snyder with the 2015 lifetime Achievement Award. Snyder graduated in the first class at FAU (in 1965) and was an award winning investigative journalist

at the Boca News and Ft. Lauderdale News. In 1975 she opened a private detective agency and was the inspiration for the TV series, “Murder She Wrote.” Snyder founded The South County Neighborhood Center in Boca (now the Mae Volen Senior Center) and the Florence Fuller Day Care Center. Another woman of distinction, who has a place in everyone’s heart for being a visionary and leader of the cultural arts, is Frances Bourque. Bourque, who has the charm of a Southern Belle and the steely determination of a union organizer, saw this years’ event as a turning of the tide. “The Chamber Gala has grown over the years showcasing the energy and entrepreneurship of our business community and non-profit programs. Most important is the volunteerism recognized at this annual celebration. Volunteerism is the backbone of the spirit and success of Delray, and so is recognizing successful businesses. Bravo to the members of our brightest Star, the Chamber, a successful organization serving our community, never standing still, always reaching for our future.” The incoming CEO of the DBCFA, Rob Steele, was wowed as well. “The 90th anniversary DBCC Gala afforded me the opportunity to see good folks of Delray in silk and starch instead of the traditional seersucker and sandals…wow!” CEO of the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, Karen Granger also rose to the challenge of being a wonderful (and fearless) leader of the evening (and the chamber). Her Marilyn Monroe attire and bouffant hairdo stretched us all a little closer to Hollywood. During the dinner a lively auction took place that added a bit of excitement (and philanthropy) to the night. A day with the Police Chief was auctioned, a weekend at Crane’s Beachhouse, a Salvatore Principe painting, passes to NASCAR and more. It was a night of glamour, sumptuous cuisine, leadership and inspiration for all. See you next year!

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Photos: Melissa Korman

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1- Diane, Jeff, Terri, Joe 2- Conde Center Team


3- Fran, Naveen, Mayor Glickstein 4- Andrew, Roy, Laura, Sven 5- Bethany, Jennifer, Nancy, Travis 6- Sue, Daniel 7- Glavida, Andrew, Sandra 6


8- Shaun, Leah 9- George, Lourdese 10- Susan, Ferial 11- Jeff, Julia 12- Stephen, Christina 13- Jestena, Pam 14- Marilyn, Lorrie







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entertainment ║ gotta know

Gotta Know

Seen Around Town and Elsewhere…

Craig Spodak, Drew Tucker, Scott Porte, Ron Gilinsky and Kurt Lehmann at Papas Tapas. Connor Lynch and Diane Colonna at Sazio, Fran Marincola and Kim Thomas at Trattoria Del Arte, Bradford Beckerman back in Delray, Benjamin Abraham at Two George’s, Reeve Bright at the FAU football game, Kevin McCarty, Brian Cheslack, Mike Dockerty, Jay Alperin, Karen Granger and Tom Laudani at Hudson East, Atlantic Ave’s Associate Publisher Yvette Roulette at Rocco’s Tacos VIP Grand Opening, Chuck Halberg at Habit Burger, Pam Halberg at City Oyster, Carol Eaton, Lori Nolan, Jon and Lori Levinson, Steve Martel celebrating Jim Nolan’s 39th birthday, Pat and Kelly Ligori traveling to see Pope Francis, Rita Bove and John Fischer at Christina’s, Jeremy Office, Kilburn Sherman and Morgan Russell at Brule, Gregg Weiss at Beer Trade Company, Mitch Katz at Smoke, Bob Victorin @ Caffe Luna Rosa, Bruce Bastian at the Dolphins home opener, Harvey Lustig at The Chamber of Commerce, Beth Johnston and Mary Wong together again, Ryan Boylston in Europe, Bill and Elaine Morris, Jeremy Stewart and Merv McDonald at La Cigale and Joe Gillie in Australia! Glayson Leroy in the Grove, Ann

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and Jack Driscoll at El Camino, Melissa and Scott Porten at Aladdin’s, Sue Tauriello gown shopping, Mark Gregory, Tom Carney at Caffe Luna Rosa, Burt Young at the Hyatt. The ENTIRE Miami Heat Basketball team taking a break from training camp at Honey!!!

A Taste Of The 3 Amigos, with Chris, Papa & Aldo

Monday October 19th saw people from all over town join Delivery Dudes to experience the great food from the new chef at Papa’s Tapas, Chris Rojas. Along with Atlantic Ave Magazine there was the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative, The Buzz Agency, Andre

Fladell, the Police Chief and many restaurateurs from Delray Beach. While sipping the complimentary Sangria, Chef Chris put out classic food inspired from his heritage, and of course Papa’s famous paella.

AVDA Race for Hope

AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse) held its 16th Annual Race for Hope, presented by Marshalls, on Saturday, October 10th at Anchor Park in Delray Beach. The 5K and 10K race, held annually during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, drew over 1,000 runners, walkers, spectators, and volunteers. Team Marshalls was the largest Race for Hope team in the history of the event, with over 125 participants. Marshalls also presented AVDA with a check for $5,000 at the race. Now in its 16th year, AVDA’s Race for Hope challenges individuals, local businesses, schools, clubs and organizations to form teams or participate individually. Winners receive prizes, and all who participate are treated to a pancake breakfast sponsored by The Original Pancake House. For more information please visit www.avdaonline.org, or call 561-2653797.

Atlantic Ave Magazine On Vacation

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

Enjoying the Wine and the View at Blue Mountain Winery in Northern Va. With Matt & Carole Haley and Dick & Marianne Spagna

Delray Beach resident, Farad Bybordi at The Grand Hyatt Taipei Hotel in Taiwan. (In detail view from top of Taipei 101, one of the tallest buildings in the world)

Stacy Berkowitz & husband making sure the Bison doesn’t attack...lol on vacation in Yellowstone Nation Park in Wyoming.

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entertainment ║ gotta see

Gotta See

By skip sheffield


f you hunger for more “Hunger Games,” November is your lucky month. However, there are quite a few other worthy new releases from Hollywood, as the Oscar race heats up. November 6 “The Peanuts Movie” should be selfexplanatory. The beloved Charles Schulz characters are recreated in a 3-D CGI format for a new generation. Taking the center stage is the world’s most lovable beagle and flying ace, Snoopy, embarking on his greatest adventure ever. “Spectre,” aka Bond 24, brings back Daniel Craig as British super agent James Bond. This time he is on a mission to Mexico and Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Belucci), the beautiful widow of a notorious criminal. Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), new head of the Center for National Security, questions Bond and the entire M16 organization, led by M (Ralph Fiennes).

jennifer lawrence “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2”

What’s in a “Room?” Well, you have Ma (Brie Larson) and her 5-year-old son Jack (Jacob Tremblay) living in a ten by ten-foot space and facing huge challenges. The cast includes Joan Allen, William H. Macy and Megan Park, directed by Lenny Abrahamson (“Frank”). “The 33” refers to the number of miners buried alive in the 2010 collapse of a Chile gold mine 200 stories beneath the surface of the Earth. Antonio Banderas plays Mario Sepulveda, known as “Super Mario,” who keeps the men’s hopes alive during the 69 days of their ordeal. Martin Sheen plays the father of a trapped miner in a screen story by Jose Rivera from a book by Hector Tobar. Patricia Riggin (“Girl in Progress”) directs. “My All American” is a sports film about Freddie Steinmark (Finn Wittick), who was deemed too small to play college football. He tried out anyway for legendary University of Texas coach Darrell Royal (Aaron Eckhart) and made the team, only to be sidelined by an injury that uncovered a more grievous ill. Sarah Bolger plays his girlfriend Linda, Rett Terrell is his teammate Bobby Mitchell and Justin Street is his new friend, James Street. Angelo Pizzo (“The Game of Their Lives”) wrote and directs. Could this be art imitating life? “By The Sea,” written and directed by Angelina Jolie, is about an American couple in marital crisis in seaside France in the early 1970s. Brad Pitt plays writer Roland and Jolie is his wife Vanessa. Also in the cast are Melanie Laurent and Niels Arestrup. November 20 OK kids, the wait is over for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.” Jennifer Lawrence returns as fearless archer Katniss Everdeen in this second part sequel of the late Jackie Collins’ potboiler “Catching Fire.” Donald Sutherland returns as President Snow, now a target for assassination in District 13. Also returning are Liam Hemsworth as Dale, Sam Clafin as Finnick and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta. “The Hunger Games” have

grossed more than $2.2 billion so far, so it is hard to argue with success. What is “The Secret in Their Eyes?” It’s an English remake of “El Secreto De Sus Ojos,” for one thing, written and directed by Billy Ray (“Captain Phillips”). Julia Roberts and Chiwetel Ejiofor star as FBI investigators of the inexplicable murder of a young girl and Nicole Kidman is their District Attorney boss. The action flashes back and forth over 13 years. Everyone loves a “Spotlight” except when it exposes bad stuff. “Spotlight” is the true story of the 2010 Boston Globe investigative team that uncovered a sex abuse scandal in the Boston Catholic Archdiocese. Rachel McAdams and Mark Ruffalo play reporters. Michael Keaton is their editor Walter “Robby” Robertson. Tom McCarthy (“Win Win”) is the writerdirector. November 25 T’was “The Night Before,” as in Christmas. Three childhood friends: Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) meet in New York City for their tenth annual Christmas Eve get-together. This year could be their last, and they are in search of the legendary Nutcracker Ball. Lizzy Caplan plays Diana and Mindy Kaling and Kanye West are in the cast. Jonathan Levine (“Warm Bodies”) is the writer-director. If you are going to encounter a dinosaur you should hope it is “The Good Dinosaur.” Pixar animation studios present a premise in which dinosaurs never perished but continued to live amongst us. Voices are by Frances McDormand, Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Steve Zahn and Anna Paquin. James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star as “Victor Frankenstein” and his loyal protégé Igor Strausman in a new take on the Frankenstein legend. Victor goes bonkers, and only resourceful Igor can bring him back to reality. “Creed” was a rock group in Tallahassee, Florida. It also is a new film starring Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa, grandfather and mentor to Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), who is the grandson of his former opponent Apollo Creed. Phyllicia Rashad portrays Mary Ann Creed.

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entertainment ║ gotta HEAR

Gotta Hear

By skip sheffield

November 1 Arts Garage, 180 N.E. First St., Delray Beach has a full roster of November events, starting with the continuation of the provocative play “Sex With Strangers” at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 1, with selected dates through November 14. Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell plays with Diego Figueirdo at 8 p.m. November 6. Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett perform at 8 p.m. November 13. The Radio Theater performs “Strangers on a Train” at 7:30 p.m. November 18 and 19. Vivian Sessoms sings at 8 p.m. November 20. Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre plays at 8 p.m. November 21. Leslie Smith sings jazz 8 p.m. November 27 and violinist Federico Britos’ Hot Club of the Americas plays 8 p.m. November 28. Tickets range from $25$40. Call 561-450-6397 or go to www. artsgarage.org. “America’s Got Talent,” the travelling road show, hits Kravis Center in West Palm Beach at 8 p.m. Sunday. November 1. The cast includes Taylor Williamson, Emily West, The KriStef Brothers and Recycle Percussion. Tickets are $20 and up. Call 800-5728471 or go to www.kravis.org. November 3 The Cory Harris Band plays at 9 p.m. Tuesday, November 3 at Boston’s on the Beach, 40 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. Other attractions are “Famous Frank” Ward’s birthday celebration November 17 and Terry Hanck November 24. Call 561-278-3364 for more information. November 5 Palm Beach Swim Week kicks off Thursday, November 5 and runs through November 8 in West Palm Beach. More than 200 designers and 500 models have signed on. Fashion shows are mounted from 6 to 9 p.m. daily at Palm Beach Photographic Centre, 415 Clematis St. at City Center. Call 561-253-2600 or visit www.workshop.org. November 7 The Brooklyn, New York dance music duo Matt & Kim (Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino) visit Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 7. Tickets are $27.50. Call 954-449-1025.

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November 12 Best-selling 1970s acts America and Three Dog Night play a double bill at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 12 at Seminole Hard Rock Live in Hollywood. Tickets are $44, $54 and $64 at TicketMaster. Call 800-745-3000. November 13 Miami, Florida-based singer, songwriter and dancer Jason Derulo headlines Seminole Hard Rock Live at 8 p.m. Friday, November 13. Tickets are $44, $54 and $69. Call 800-745-3000. Festival favorites Kamelot and Dragonforce share the bill at 7 p.m. November 13 at Revolution Live. Tickets are $30 advance or $32 day of show. Call 954-449-1025. November 14 Badfish plays a tribute to Sublime with opening act Sun Dried Vibes at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 14 at Revolution Live. Tickets are $19.50 advance or $23 at the door. Call 954449-1025.

November 15 Atlanta’s Zac Brown Band rolls into town for a gig at 7 p.m. Sunday, November 15 at Perfect Vodka (formerly Cruzan) Amphitheater in West Palm Beach. Opening act is Drake White and the Big Fire. Tickets are $27.50 on the lawn; $27.50-$60.50 reserved seat and $75.50 general admission pit. November 19 A four-band bill of newer bands plays at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 19 at Revolution Live. Motion City Soundtrack headlines with The Wonder Years, State Champs and You Blew It. Tickets are $22.50 advance; $25 day of show. Call 954-449-1025. November 21 Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Falling in Reverse plays an all-ages show with Attila, Metro Station and Assuming We Survive at 7 p.m. Saturday, November 21 at Revolution Live Outdoors. Tickets are $26.50 advance or $28 at the gate. Call 954-4491025 or go to www.livenation.com. November 27 Avant Garde modern dance company Momix plays a three-concert stand at Broward Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 27 and 3 and 7:30p.m. Saturday, November 28. Tickets are $39.50-$49.50. Call 954462-0222. November 28 The Philly Soul duo of Hall & Oates croons their hit tunes at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 28 at Seminole Hard Rock Live. Tickets are $54-$84. Call 800-745-3000.

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entertainment ║ gotta READ

Gotta Read


Stars of Fortune (Guardians Trilogy Series #1)

by Nora Roberts Available November 3, 2015 To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces… Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Her visions lead her to the Greek island of Corfu, where five others have been lured to seek the fire star. Sasha recognizes them, because she has drawn them: a magician, an archaeologist, a wanderer, a fighter, a loner. All on a quest. All with secrets. Sasha is the one who holds them together—the seer. And in the magician, Bran Killian, she sees a man of immense power and compassion. As Sasha struggles with her rare ability, Bran is there to support her, challenge her, and believe in her. But Sasha and Bran are just two of the six. And they all must all work together as a team to find the fire star in a cradle of land beneath the sea. Over their every attempt at trust, unity, and love, a dark threat looms. And it seeks to corrupt everything that stands in its way of possessing the stars…

Downtown Abbey A Celebration: The Official Companion to All Six Seasons

by Jessica Fellowes Available November 10, 2015 Since the moment we first entered Downton Abbey in 1912, we have been swept away by Julian Fellowes’s evocative world of romance, intrigue, drama and

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tradition. Now, in 1925, as Downton Abbey prepares to close its doors for the final time, Jessica Fellowes leads us through the house and estate, reliving the iconic moments of the wonderfully aristocratic Crawley family and their servants as they navigate the emerging modern age. Travelling from Great Hall to servants’ hall, bedroom to boot room, we glimpse as we go Matthew and Isobel Crawley arriving for the first time, the death of Kemal Pamuk, Cora’s tragic miscarriage, Edith’s affair with Michael Gregson, Mary’s new haircut, Thomas and O’Brien’s scheming, Anna and Bates’s troubles with the law, and Carson’s marriage to Mrs Hughes. Alongside this will be in-depth interviews with the cast who have worked on the show for six years and know it so well, as well as a complete episode guide for the first five seasons and a teaser for the sixth. Packed full of stunning location shots and stills from all six seasons of the show including exclusive behindthe-scenes photography, this celebratory book is the ultimate gift for Downton Abbey fans the world over.

Away in a Manger

by Rhys Bowen Available November 17, 2015 It’’s Christmastime in 1905 New York City, and for once, Molly Murphy Sullivan is looking forward to the approaching holidays. She has a family of her own now: she and Daniel have a baby son and twelve-year-old Bridie is living with them as their ward. As Molly and the children listen to carolers in the street, they hear a lovely voice, the voice of an angel, and see a beggar girl huddled in a doorway, singing “Away in a Manger.” Bridie is touched by the girl’s ragged clothes and wants to

help her out if they can. They give her a quarter, only to watch a bigger boy take it from her. But Molly discovers the boy is the girl’s older brother. They’ve come from England and their mother has disappeared, and they’re living with an aunt who mistreats them terribly. Molly quickly realizes that these children are not the usual city waifs. They are well-spoken and clearly used to better things. So who are they? And what’s happened to their mother? As Molly looks for a way to help the children and for the answers to these questions, she gets drawn into an investigation that will take her up to the highest levels of New York society.


by Lisa Renee Jones Available November 24,2015 The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the explosively sexy Inside Out and the Secret Life of Amy Bensen series will seduce you with this sultry tale of possession and ecstasy, wild fantasies and dangerous secrets—first in the racy and suspenseful Careless Whispers series. Ella awakes alone in Italy, no longer sure of who she is. One thing is certain: a gorgeous man has claimed her as his own. He’s tall, dark, and sexy, the kind of rich, powerful man who makes a girl long to be possessed. And possess her he does, whispering wicked promises in her ear, indulging her deepest desires, stealing her trust—and her cautious heart. Soon, though, she discovers that nothing is as it seems. The truth will shatter her world, but it will also set her free…if it doesn’t destroy her first. New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, whose searing novels generate “enough heat . . . to start a fire” (RT Book Reviews), dares you to fall in love with her irresistibly surprising and scandalously erotic new series.

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entertainment ║ Concert Review

The Legendary Dr. John at the Parker Playhouse By skip sheffield photos by tom craig Dr. John, aka Malcolm “Mac” Rebennack, was in rare form when he played a concert recently at the intimate Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale. Dr. John, who was in fine voice, boogie-woogied on the piano and even played some tasty guitar licks. Dr. John’s latest backup band features Jamie Kime on guitar, Pete Griffin an bass,

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Brian Braziel on drums and the phenomenal musical director Sarah Morrow on trombone and backup vocals. Dr. John played a lengthy 17-song set that included hits like “Right place, Wrong Time” and “Let the Good Times Roll” as well as little-known nuggets like “Croker Courtbillion” and “Iko Iko” seguing into “Shoo Fly Don’t Bother Me.”

The New Orleans born and bred multimusician turns 75 on November 21. His honors include six Grammy Awards and an induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (by John legend) on March 14, 2011. He also has an honorary doctorate from Tulane University, whose president Scott Cowen joked that he can now be known as “Dr. Dr. John.”

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health & beauty â•‘ pain relief

Spinal Stenosis

Effective Non-Surgical Treatment Options By Dr. John Conde


Spinal Stenosis is a debilitating orthopedic and neurological disorder which affects primarily the geriatric population. It is characterized by lower back pain that can radiate into the legs and produce subsequent weakness.

Often times the weakness is associated with painful numbness and tingling. A common presentation is a drastic increase in pain when the individual is standing idle, as occurs when cooking or doing the dishes, or with prolonged walking and almost immediate relief when progressing to a sitting position. Spinal stenosis seems to be greatly misunderstood in the general population. It literally means a narrowing of the spinal canal, the bony structure which houses and protects the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots. The occlusion of the spinal canal is typically caused by one of four distinct entities; congenitally narrowed canal from birth, tumor, disc herniation, and or arthritis. By far the leading cause is arthritis in which bone spurs and changes in the morphology or shape of the vertebra lead to occlusion. Unfortunately, the primary recommendation for such a presentation as spinal stenosis is surgical intervention. However, non-surgical conservative treatment options have vastly improved over the years and should be a serious initial consideration before any invasive procedures. In-fact some of the most decorated orthopedic and neurosurgeons in the world are now having their patients attempt conservative therapies prior to surgery. Revolutionary new treatment options are centered on decompressing the spine utilizing advanced stretching mechanisms, applying flexion based trunk exercises, manipulating the lumbar spine, and applying class IV cold laser therapy. Due to the fact that arthritis cannot be removed by any means, the main objectives of these thera-

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pies are to reposition the spinal joints and stretch the lumbar ligaments and tendons so that the canal is physically widened. The amount of widening necessary to produce positive long-lasting change is very minimal and quite attainable. In conjunction with this, cold laser therapy decreases the healing time by increasing the metabolism of the injured cells and by reducing inflammation and spasm. Therapeutic exercises are

applied to increase strength in the correct muscle groups so as to reinforce the widening of the canal. Give non-traditional yet effective treatment options a chance prior to any surgical intervention. The Conde Center For Chiropractic Neurology 401 West Atlantic Avenue, Suite #014 Delray Beach, FL 33444 561-330-6096 www.thecondecenter.com

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health & beauty ║ dermatology

O-PLACENTA™ Stem Cell Facial


By Thomas C. Balshi, M.D.

Stem Cells have been a buzz word in cosmetic medicine for several years and now appear to be part of the hottest facial treatments for Hollywood superstars.

What do Kim Kardashian, Harry Styles and Victoria Beckham have in common? They have all enjoyed the O-PLACENTA™ facial, a rejuvenating skin treatment containing stem cells from sheep placentas. Simon Cowell calls this fountain of youth “better than Botox”. Super hydrating, nourishing, and revitalizing is how skincare expert and master esthetician, Lisa Michelle Nadeau, L.E. describes the sheep placenta facial. It’s no wonder then that the stars of the red carpet and rockers alike flock to their dermatologist for the latest technology-results-driven facial, which claims also to boost skin immunity and help fight inflammation. How does the placenta facial work and where do the stem cells come from? O-PLACENTA™ is an incredibly nutrient rich and potent form of ovine (sheep) placenta extract. The formulation utilizes a proprietary process to activate dormant stem cells which originate in the placenta and umbilical cord tissue of sheep. The placenta and umbilical cord stem cells are ethically harvested from sheep, post birth, so there is absolutely no harm to the animals. Placenta and umbilical cord tissue derived stem cells share many similarities with embryonic stem cells. Like embryonic stem cells, placenta tissue cells are also pluripotent, which means they repair every type of cell in the body, and in this case are being utilized to repaired “aged” skin. The O-PLACENTA™ Stem Cell facial provides exceptional results by transferring large numbers of bio-active stem cells directly to the dermis of the face. When applied in sufficient concentration, the stem cell products “de-age” the skin. The revital-

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ized, younger skin cells immediately begin producing increased levels of collagen, glycoproteins, and elastic fibers in the skin’s extra cellular matrix as they did in the past. The “de-aging” effect is cumulative and improves with each facial. To be clear there isn’t a placenta being applied to the face. Actually, it’s the stem cells, growth factors, nutrients, proteins and amino acid found in the placenta extracts that make up the elegant gentle gel formulation. The proteins work at an intracellular level, not just on the surface. As for results, one can expect increased elasticity (which helps soften fine lines and wrinkles), smoother skin texture, and improved skin hydration. The facial has also been proven to help inflammation of Rosacea, age spots and acne lesions. The Anti-aging and anti-oxidant benefits will leave the skin baby soft and glowing.

Dr. Thomas C. Balshi 4665 W. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33445 561-272-6000 southflderm.com www.balshimd.com

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health & beauty ║ Your Dental Health

10 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Teeth


BY Craig Spodak, DMD, PA

Small Changes For A Big Impact On Your Smile

It may seem easy to take care of your smile – brush, floss, repeat, right? – but there are several pitfalls in our daily routines that could hinder our smile. If you feel that you are doing all you can to take care of your pearly whites but something is lacking, you might be making an absentminded mistake with your daily care. Multitasking while you brush – If you’re brushing in the shower or while checking your social media accounts, you could be missing all of your tooth surfaces. It’s best to brush your teeth in front of your bathroom mirror where you have a greater chance of doing a more thorough job because you’re not distracted. Using social media as your dentist – The internet is full of seemingly helpful but weird dental tips, such as rubber band braces or whitening with peroxide. Dentists have years of training to be able to safely care for your teeth, so leave the DIY projects to curtains and cakes, and trust your dentist with your smile. Avoiding X-rays – Many people avoid X-rays because of fear of radiation, but radiation exposure associated with dentistry represents a minor contribution to the total exposure from all natural and manmade sources. X-rays are important because it allows the dentist to examine what they can’t see with the naked eye, including cavities between teeth or a cyst or other pathology in the jaw. Storing your wet toothbrush in a travel case – We all know that bacteria thrives in moist environments, so try to make sure your toothbrush is dry before you pack it away, or at least take it out to dry once you reach your destination. Keeping your tongue or lip piercing – Keep the piercings out of your mouth. Patients with tongue or lip piercings have a greater chance of fracturing or chipping their teeth from biting on their piercings. Also, some patients have gum recession and other soft-tissue injuries from the piercings coming into repeated contact with tender areas of their mouth. Studies show that

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problems increase the longer you have them, so now is the time to put your smile first. Ditching your retainer – If you’ve ever had braces or Invisalign, you know just how smart it is to keep wearing your retainer most nights, forever. Your teeth are constantly shifting so even if you have perfectly straight teeth after treatment, the teeth will move and you’ll be without your newly found perfect smile. If you’ve lost your retainer, visit your dentist for a new one and make sure you consistently wear it. Skipping dental appointments – If your dental anxiety makes you hate visiting the dentist, the best way to cope is to visit the dentist. Most patients don’t like to visit their dentist because, when they eventually do go, they are told they need a lot of work. If you see your dentist every six months for routine checkups, you are less likely to run into problems and will, therefore, not hate the dentist as much. Additionally, there are some dental offices that are designed like spas with serene-like settings to quell dental anxiety, so find a dental office that fits your needs. Not drinking enough water – Lucky for us, Delray Beach’s tap water is fluoridated, which means that the simple act of drinking tap water can help strengthen your teeth. You can also find that some bottled water is fluoridated, but if not, make sure your toothpaste contains fluoride. Rinsing with water and drinking water is

also very important for rinsing sugars and acids from your teeth after you eat, so remember to hydrate as often as you can. Using a brush that’s too hard – Like wooden toothpicks, hard-bristled brushes are too tough on your teeth and gums. Not only will hard bristles erode your enamel, research indicates that your gums will suffer as well because hard-bristled brushes are more likely than softer brushes to cause gingivitis and tissue damage. Getting addicted to juicing – We all love our juices and the tons of vitamins and nutrients we get from them, but juices also bathe our mouths in everything from corrosive acids (from ingredients like lemon juice) to a high concentration of sugar. If you love your juicing too much to give it up, minimize the damage to your teeth by rising with water after consuming acidic juices, and be sure to brush your teeth after fruity, sugar-rich juices. These everyday tips should help keep you smiling happy and healthy, so incorporate as many of them as you can into your daily routine. Also, be sure to talk with your dentist and hygienist about any concerns or questions you have because they are here to help! Spodak Dental Group 3911 West Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach 561-498-0050 www.SpodakDental.com

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health & beauty ║ Body Beautiful

The Early Bird gets the BOD By Kristin Akbasli


Early Bird specials do not only apply to dining out and Black Friday shopping, but also to avid, dedicated gym-goers. In fact, it reaps tremendous rewards for your body’s metabolism, focus, and sense of accomplishment every day.

The worst noise is the sound of an alarm in the morning, especially if you did not get a good night’s sleep. So it’s no wonder many people sleep as long as possible before work and hit the gym in the afternoon/evening. This used to be me; as a high school teacher for the last eight years, I’ve felt I needed as much sleep as possible to ensure I gave my students 100%. With whatever energy I had left, I would venture to the gym or on a long run, in hopes it was enough to push me through an intense workout. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found that although my motivation is strong, I don’t enjoy the workouts nearly as much after a long day of work. As a result, I’ve switched to predominantly working out in the early morning, and I’ve noticed tremendous effects on my body, physical performance, and overall energy levels throughout the day. Clears Your Schedule Oftentimes, unexpected work obligations or last-minute family emergencies prevent us from exercising. If you work out early, you don’t spend the rest of your day thinking about the workout ahead of you, or how to find the energy to make it to the gym later in the day. If you work out early, you will never fall victim to making excuses for missing a workout.

Avoid Crowds Nobody likes rush hour, whether it’s spent on your commute to work, the mall on Saturday, or at the gym between 5-7pm. There’s nothing worse than getting to the gym after a long day and then waiting for a piece of equipment. Get to the gym early, get your pick of equipment AND a cleaner, less crowded workout environment. Maximize Your Body’s Potential Long work days can really take a toll on

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our bodies, leaving us dependent on energy supplements to power us through a workout. By working out early, you are fresh off a night’s sleep and can better focus on an efficient, challenging workout to start your day off right. Additionally, your body’s naturally producing hormones that build muscle mass, like testosterone, are at their peak, so working out in the morning certainly works to your advantage. Increase Alertness, Focus, and Metabolism It’s no secret that exercising releases endorphins. Since the body is aroused post-workout, this ultimately increases our alertness and focus for many hours after exercising. While I’ve always assumed working out early would leave me sleepy by noon, I found that I was much more energetic, patient, and sharper in my teaching after morning workouts. Furthermore, morning workouts raise your metabolism for the rest of the day. Since your body will now be more alert throughout the day, this will lead to improved sleep in the evening. Better Eating Decisions After finishing an early morning HIIT class, the last thing you want to do is eat a large blueberry muffin. After a morning workout, you’re far more likely to make healthier eating choic-

es, like eggs, oats, or your favorite protein bar. Studies have always shown that people who eat breakfast are healthier, fitter, and consume less calories over the course of the day, as opposed to those who skip it. Let’s say I’ve convinced you to wake up early and drag yourself to the gym, but you’re unsure how you will actually get “in the zone” at 6am. This is where fitness classes comes to light. Take advantage of your gym’s spin classes for some help with early morning cardio, or try a HIIT or powerlifting class to guarantee an intense workout. You’ll learn some new exercises, meet new people, and forget how early it is! As a fitness instructor, my goal is to challenge my clients, and I challenge you to set tomorrow’s alarm a couple of hours before your daily routine begins, prepare your gym and/or work attire, and get a good night’s sleep. Tomorrow may be a challenge, but the days thereafter will get much easier. When you start to wonder why you’re waking up at 5am, remember how great you’ll feel from 7am onward. Mintfit 111 ReFresh ReShape ReEnergize 111 East Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach 561-274-7477 www.mintfit.com

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2016 AMG GTS

MERCEDES-BENZ OF DELRAY BEACH Car Buying Is A Breeze By diane feen


photos by melissa korman

Car buying will never be the same – especially at Mercedes-Benz of Delray Beach.

The reason is simple. The internet has streamlined the process and given everyone (buyer and seller) a chance to get what they want with the flick of the wrist. “Seventy percent of car business is generated by eCommerce, whether followed up with a phone call or a visit to the showroom. Of those who walk into the showroom 95 percent have still done research about the car online,” said Andy Constant, Development Manager for Phone/eCommerce of South Florida for AutoNation.

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The good news, according to Constant, is that you can shop online at your own pace, get all the information you need and then start the process of buying a car – all in your pajamas (if you want). Since Mercedes-Benz of Delray Beach is part of the AutoNation family (the largest auto retailer in the US) they are adhering to this swift online sales momentum. They have six eCommerce salespeople with over 110 years of experience collectively. Lisa Guarini was recently promoted to

Joe Taylor, Internet Manager and John Stefaniw, Internet Manager

eCommerce Sales Director of MercedesBenz of Delray Beach. Though Guarini is most humble in her accomplishments, she has risen in the ranks the old fashioned way, through hard work. “The way of the world of car buying is on the Internet, that’s why it is so exciting to be a part of the eCommerce team. It’s made

car buying simple and 98 percent of our customers do their research on their smart phones, tablets or computers,” said Guarini. AutoNation is so bullish about online auto sales that they poured $100 million into a ‘digital storefront’ that lets customers buy a vehicle online complete with trade-in and financing. Not only can you have a live chat with someone at Mercedes-Benz of Delray Beach, but you can reserve the car of your dreams online (for 48 hours) with a refundable deposit. There is also a feature called “We’ll Buy Your Car” that allows you to get a tradein value and start the process of trading your car in online. “When you’re on the showroom floor you have to wait for something to happen, but in eCommerce you can make things happen. We give quick response and answer all questions tailored to the needs of the customer,” said eCommerce salesperson Talbott Summers. Summers is not kidding - the reviews say it all. “We are so in love with the team we encountered at Mercedes-Benz of Delray. Our salesman Joseph Taylor’s experience showed in his product knowledge and exemplary customer service. Anyone can sell a vehicle, but Joseph made us feel like a part of the family. We would not have walked away with our M class if it was not for Joe,” said Sherryl DeLisser. There are a lot of reviews that tell the tale of Mercedes-Benz of Delray Beach no pressure zone and unwavering customer service that wows customers. We pay attention to detail and build relationships (and trust) through good communication. I had a customer from California who was in Germany and wanted to pick out a car for his mother, who lives in Delray Beach. He found a Mercedes online, read a good Google review about me and then sent his mother to buy the car from me. I treat everyone’s mom the way I would treat my own mother.” A lot of car buyers are touting the virtues of Mercedes-Benz of Delray Beach. “Positively the one of best car leasing experience I have ever had! The instant you enter the showroom you are made to feel ‘Great.’ This dealership is characterized by professionalism, teamwork and an overwhelming focus on the buyer’s needs and concerns. Mike Luciano worked very hard to find the best car for me rather than the best deal for himself,” said Louis Dicarlo. The other big news at Mercedes-Benz of Delray Beach is the new sporty AMG GT

Lisa Guarini, E-Commerce Sales Director (center) and internet managers From left to right: Chris Plasencia, John Stefaniw, Joe Taylor, Talbott Summers, and Mike Luciano

S car said to be sculptured to conquer the wind and weight and capture the stares and hearts of drivers. This sexy sporty car has 503-horsepower and hand-crafted V-8 bi-turbo motor that delivers 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. The console has a “dynamic select” that allows you to twist a knob on the console in four modes. “Every brilliant detail combines purpose with poise. The result is at once timeless and trendsetting, and a sports car that seduces your gaze to linger.” The eCommerce sales team at MercedesBenz of Delray Beach consists of Mike Luciano, Ron Miller, Talbott Summers, Chris Plasencia, John Stefaniw and Joe Taylor. Each one has been lauded as being professional, trustworthy, informative and helpful to car buyers. Another terrific eCommerce feature at Mercedes-Benz of Delray Beach is that you can build the car of your dreams. You can se-

lect the color, the interior, trim and model. If you don’t live nearby the car can be shipped to you, or you can stop by Delray Beach (known as one of the most fun cities in the US) and pick it up. It’s a win-win for everyone – especially for the Millennials, who do most everything online. “Millennials want to chat online and get the out-the-door price. They don’t want to come in and chat with a salesperson. I am excited about the direction eCommerce is taking car sales. I love my job and I love my customers,” said Guarini. When you’re in Delray Beach stop by Mercedes-Benz of Delray Beach dealership and check out the sparkling sleek cars that almost whisper in your ear – “take me home.” Mercedes-Benz of Delray 1001 Linton Blvd. 888-216-1525 Delray Beach www.mbdelray.com

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special feature ║ European Wax Center

European Wax Center For the girl and guy with ALMOST everything! By Nicol jenkins

Owner Amy in waiting room holding some of THE many beauty products offered

A sparkling chandelier amongst white and red brick walls set the scene. The atmosphere at European Wax Center is most certainly upscale and glamorous. Delray Beach’s premiere full service waxing center offers the best in waxing services providing private suites and licensed Estheticians. Waxing should not be an uncomfortable experience; spoil yourself with a luxurious ambience without the expensive cost! European Wax Center offers a unique experience. The company has patented an innovative line of products for skincare and treatments. The 4-step waxing process uses creams and serums that won’t leave your skin irritated. The specially formulated wax does not adhere to the skin like traditional waxing. The wax pulls from the follicle alleviating the need to wax every week. European Wax is labeled “comfort wax” and is more conducive for people with sensitive skin. “Our 4 step process has really changed the industry standard. The idea that our process works so well that you don’t need to come back for another 3 to 6 weeks – it’s revolutionary,” said Amy Cropper, owner of European Wax Center in Delray Beach. European Wax Center offers more than just traditional waxing. The company has also developed a skin care line. There are numerous products for maximizing the treatment including Calming Cream, In-

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As soon as you walk through the doors, you will feel like you are in an upscale spa.

Welcome to our new location in Delray Beach

grown Hair Serum, Slow IT body wash, eyebrow powders and brushes, Shape IT mascara for eyebrows and so much more. “We have brought glitz and glamour to waxing. Our atmosphere is friendly, yet classy and vibrant. When you walk out the door you will look and feel fabulous. All of the staff are experienced, licensed aestheticians. You can expect to be treated like a Queen from start to finish. We want our customers to feel spoiled and comfortable during their time with us,” said Amy, who also has her Esthetician license. “It is important that I understand every part of

the process, it makes me a better business owner,” said Cropper. The staff is very well trained providing customers with suggestions for their individual waxing and skincare needs. The clientele is very diverse and includes men and women alike, from teens to seniors, athletes and bodybuilders. “Our location is perfect because Delray Beach is an up and coming area. There is not another waxing center in this area that provides these services and implements our level of customer service,” added Amy. Amy feels happiest when she sees the

transformations among her customers; watching their confidence rise. “This is my dream come true. I have always wanted to own my own business, and European Wax Center was the perfect fit. I am a glam girl through and through and the services and amazing products are something I avidly use and am excited to provide. I enjoy watching people come in and leave happy,” said Amy, “I believe in European Wax Center and I am thrilled to be a part of this company.” Her clients agree that European Wax Center has made a huge difference in their lives. “European Wax Center is without a doubt the best new place in the Delray area for waxing! It’s located right near the beach and has a crisp, bright, sunny feel as soon as you walk through the glass doors, and a warm welcoming atmosphere as soon as you’re promptly greeted by smiling faces. Since they opened a few months ago, I have been going regularly and have always received the same friendly greeting and excellent waxing experience. They run a first-class, professional, and efficient spa style operation. They are unfailingly on-time, use professionally trained estheticians, give great attention to detail, use sanitary practices, and give clear descriptions of all the services and packages they offer. The wax itself is wonderful and doesn’t even hurt,” says customer Sherree Arcand. First time users of European Wax Center get a complimentary wax treatment. Come on in and give their waxing and skin care specialty treatments a try, you will be hooked! European Wax Center 410 E. Linton Blvd., Delray Beach (in the Delray Place Plaza) 561-303-0908 www.waxcenter.com

The wax girls in the wax area

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special feature ║ Rilluma Esthetics

Skincare Results that “Wow” and Last

Rilluma Esthetics By Nicol jenkins

Dr. Obagi’s ZO Medical Skincare Product Line offered at Rilluma Esthetics

Once inside you’ll discover that Rilluma Esthetics in Delray Beach is more than just a relaxing spa for facials… The experience goes beyond just skin deep to provide skincare results through education and corrective treatment. Owner Laura Hansen, who has extensive experience working with the skincare needs and treatments of patients in dermatology and plastic surgery offices, creates a personalized skincare treatment plan for each of her individual clients. She listens to her clients’ goals and offers realistic expectations. Laura has also worked on news anchors and celebrities as an on call makeup artist at CNN headline news, and as a certified skincare educator for Medical skincare product lines.

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Laura Hansen Member, Society of Dermatology Skincare Specialist, Associated Skincare Professionals Member, Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

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Stepping through the doors, you immediately feel a sense of calmness as you are greeted with a tranquil, spa-like atmosphere.

“I wanted to bring clinical results; results that clients can actually see, not just a feel good facial or treatment but treatments that are corrective. It’s very effective because I write a treatment plan for each client, and I really listen to what their needs are and what bothers them about their skin cosmetically speaking,” said Laura. Rilluma Esthetics provides these clinical results in a luxurious and relaxing environment. The owner doesn’t rush clients in and out the door. They have a personalized appointment in a private setting. “I build a relationship with my clients through coaching and education throughout the entire treatment plan. The goal is to become a true skincare coach as I take the client through their short and long term goals.

Clear FX Diamond Microdermabrasion treatment with Oxygen & Vitamin Infusion

I offer a comprehensive clinical approach to skincare rejuvenation and correction in a professional, and very relaxing environment,” added Laura. The local spa offers a variety of services including skin calming facials, signature hydrating facials, Microdermabrasion, skin clear peels, collagen booster, chemical peels, Micro Needling, Camouflage Makeup Application, and more. The treatments range from monthly maintenance and anti-aging to a deeper correction of skin conditions. Medical skincare products are also available including ZO Medical Skin Care, Avene and Glytone. “What differentiates Rilluma Esthetics from other spas is education and dermatology expertise. I have worked in dermatology for over 13 years, so I know what can and can’t be achieved within my scope and am able to recommend a patient see a dermatologist if need be,” said the owner. “The reason I opened the business was to get back to basics, and let my clients have the total wow factor. They come in and not only look great but I provide a service and treat them with respect and give them the time that they need. They are not rushed out the door; I want them to get the time and quality they need.” The local business owner goes beyond just the treatments… She hosts quaint luncheon events to educate clients about new technology in skincare and cosmetic treatments. Laura also runs monthly Facebook contests and loyalty promotions such as birthday and anniversary specials. Laura finds it rewarding to be able to see many incredible transformations in her clients. From teenagers with acne problems to mothers in need of corrective skincare, she has helped her clients feel more confident inside and out. “I am able to listen with an open heart, an open mind and a realistic result. I feel blessed that I have the most amazing clients. I felt this was my calling,” said Laura, “It’s very rewarding being able to go through the change with the client, and the loyalty that they have. I see many of my clients in town and they introduce me to their families and that’s big. It is especially honoring in Delray Beach because Delray is such a close community and truly about building relationships. Being really plugged into the community is big to me, and providing that wow factor for people. If you do what you love then everything else will be great.” “The purpose is to make sure they are getting the results they came here for. If I can give them a wow factor, and if they can leave here and say it has been the most amazing treatment, then I know I have done my job and helped someone,” said Laura. Rilluma Esthetics and its owner have been successful in fulfilling that mission. Many of Laura’s clients have praised her for their rejuvenated skin and returned self confidence. “The best facial ever! I like it so much that I bought one for my sister. I’ve had many facials in the U.S. and in Europe and I can say that Rilluma Esthetics is outstanding and worth every penny. I’m now going for Microdermabrasion and if it’s anything like her facials, I will have hit the jackpot!” said satisfied customer Maria P. Experience that ‘Wow’ factor for yourself and let Rilluma Esthetics give your best skincare treatment!

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special feature ║ POSH PROPERTIES

POSH PROPERTIES Bringing Their “A” Game To Real Estate By diane feen


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When you dream big, the results are often bigger than imaginable.

That’s what happened to Jerilyn Walter, Broker-Owner of Posh Properties in Pineapple Grove. Walter has a history of rising to the top of every profession she’s entered. She was President of Medical Collections Services, Inc., a California State Appointed Receiver and an Arizona State Appointed Trustee. She opened medical offices and has been a leader and headline speaker in the medical field. It was 15 years ago that Walter turned her attention (and business acumen) to real estate. She has not only been successful in this career, but she brought along the same fervor and passion that allowed her to rise to the top of the medical collection field. “One of the many reasons Posh Properties is successful is because I have opened and op-

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Some of the Posh Team; L to R, Alexandra Zamir, Agent Coordinator, Maggie Liotta, Catherine McGlennon, Michelle Yales, Tiffany Savino, Front Row; Jerilyn Walter Owner/Broker, Jacie Paulson and Samantha Johnsen

erated successful businesses all of my adult life. Another reason for our success is the constant interaction we have with our customers. We keep their best interest in front of us at all times. It’s not how many houses we can sell, it’s taking the time to build relationships and taking care of our customers,” said Walter, whose grandmother was a successful realtor in Southern California. Posh Properties has 14 real estate agents with sales last year in excess of $67 million. According to Walter, agents who live up to Posh Properties standards are professional, hard working and cater to customer’s needs before and after the closing. “Posh Properties agents are all workers, this is not a hobby for them; they’re all full time real estate agents. They have long term goals and are all going for the brass ring of success in this industry.” As part of their commitment to customers, Posh Properties recently started a real estate property management division. As

Walter puts it, you need quality control - and the best way to get results for real estate investors is to hire the best people to maintain their property. “We found that owner-investors needed someone to maintain their property, collect rent, take care of permits, manage landscaping, etc. We are starting with our investors and will continue to branch out.” When Walter says “we” she means her team of real estate agents. And when it comes to Posh Properties the team is of utmost importance. They share knowledge, support each other’s success and spend time together outside the office. For real estate agent Michele Yales, Posh Properties is the best place to work. The former credit union executive has a passion for real estate and a proven track record of making deals happen. “I do business with integrity and reliability and I leave no stone unturned in completing my customer’s real estate transaction.”

‘”Because our Agents live, sell and enjoy the South Florida lifestyle, we understand the market, it’s trends and future developments” , and is only part of the reason so many of our customers have made us their agency of choice and why we enjoy a 75% return or referral business

Catherine McGlennon is a real estate pro who developed commercial properties for some of the largest food franchises in the US. In the residential real estate market she has soared to success due to her diligence and positive ‘can do’ attitude. “I work seven days a week and am always accessible to my clients. Real estate is not just about selling a home; it’s about being with the client after the sale. I help them find an insurance agent, interior designer or whatever they need,” said McGlennon who continues to volunteer for Tico Torres/Bon Jovi Golf Classic, Chris Evert Charities, and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Jerome Golden Center. When it comes to team work you have to meet Tiffany Savino and Samantha Johnsen. The duo work together to offer customers ex-

cellent service and an in-depth knowledge of the South Florida real estate market. Johnsen prides herself on building meaningful relationships through integrity, availability and commitment to buyers, sellers (and renters) to ensure a “win-win” outcome with every transaction. “Real estate allows me to utilize my skills in sales, marketing and public relations to help customers reach their Real Estate goals when buying a new home, second home or investment property.” Tiffany Savino was raised in Palm Beach County and owned and operated a successful small business. She puts her customer’s first and always makes sure they have whatever they need. Her extensive knowledge of the Intracoastal Waterways, inlets and the amenities surrounding the Boating Lifestyle are a plus.

Working together to reach their customers’ real estate goals is one of Posh Properties’ keys to their success

Posh Real estate agent Anthony Aliberti is someone you would not only want to buy a house from, but would want as a friend. He’s charming, affable and smart when it comes to South Florida real estate. He relishes the Posh Properties’ Pineapple Grove location and finds that it adds to his ability to help clients. “Being in downtown Delray is like being at ground zero. I know all the buildings - which ones to avoid for clients - and ones people should buy to live in or invest in. This is a great time to be in the real estate market.” Walter is proud of her team and proud to be a part of charitable giving in the community. Posh Properties is involved in the Delray Library, Chris Evert Charities, Jerome Golden Center, Golfview Harbor Scholarship Fund, and others. Walter also gives every buyer (and seller) a Delray Library Foothold Certificate from the library. “We want our clients to feel part of the community. This way they get invited to events and functions at the Library and the library gets funds for the new children’s wing. It’s a win-win for everyone,” said Walter, who is knowledgeable in all areas of real estate transactions, including document and proposal preparation, lease negotiations, new builder sales, investment properties, auction, re-sales and annual and seasonal rentals. POSH PROPERTIES 107 NE 2ND Avenue Delray Beach 561-537-0050 poshflorida.com

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special feature ║ Exhilaride

Exhilaride Street-Legal Golf Cart Rentals by nicol jenkins


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Delray Beach has a new ride in town that gives residents and visitors an up-close tour of the beautiful seaside city.

Exhilaride Street-Legal Golf Cart Rentals offers a fun and green way to explore what Delray Beach and nearby coastal towns have to offer. These electric golf carts, which have 4 or 6 seats, take visitors and residents from the beach to downtown, Artist’s Alley to Pineapple Grove, westward to the Wakodahatchee Wetlands and along the coast to Boca Raton, or as far as Palm Beach! Husband and wife team, David and Cindi Freeburn, decided to move from the Philadelphia area and leave their corporate jobs behind to open this new business in a town they grew to love. “We wanted to open a business with a component of doing good and offering green incentives. We researched different businesses and knew that golf cart rentals in Key West and other coastal areas were well received and eco-friendly. Exhilaride promotes the multi-modal transit lifestyle, helping the downtown community and beach area with less pollution, a smaller parking footprint, and enhancing the vibe in Delray Beach,” said the Freeburns. Green vehicles are gaining popularity and Exhilaride Golf Carts provide an “on demand” solution for residents and visitors alike. Who needs to own golf carts when Exhilaride is in town? A variety of people are choosing to hop on, save gas and more closely explore the local area, including tourists, locals, business owners, families, non-profits, universities and more! Business owners, such as realtors, architects, and professional services are using Exhilaride to give their clients a tour of the City and beaches. These “green” vehicles

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owners David and Cindi

have also been spotted at many charity events, church functions, and city festivals including the Garlic Fest, St. Patrick’s Day parade, Wine & Seafood weekend, as well as weddings, birthday parties and holiday events. Exhilaride also works with hotels (some offer stay and ride promotions) and guest rental properties and will deliver your “green” golf cart to your location. Exhilaride was even a recent finalist for the 2015 Best New Business award! “We offer daytrip, 24 hour, weekend, weekly or monthly rentals. We believe we are the only company that rents street legal electric carts in Palm Beach County, and we deliver as far away as Fort Lauderdale!” said the owners. “When you are in a golf cart, you are much more connected to your

surroundings and your community. We’re trying to build a golf cart culture in Delray and the City is very supportive, planning to add parking spaces for bicycles, scooters and golf carts both at the beach and downtown in the coming months.” The owners expect the business will continue to grow and give locals and visitors alike an enjoyable way to experience Delray Beach and neighboring towns. “Exhilaride is bringing good, green, fun to Delray Beach and beyond,” said the Freeburns. Exhilaride Street-Legal Golf Cart Rentals 2455 N Old Dixie Hwy, Delray Beach, FL 33483 561-573-8287 http://exhilariderentals.com

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special feature ║ VENETIAN NAIL SPA DELRAY


by Diane Feen

And everyone who enters the doors of this Nail Spa is equally as joyful about its existence. “I’ve been coming here for 10 years. I started going to the Weston shop and now I live in Delray and come here. I’ve never gone to any other nail salon but Vivian’s,” said Shadine Buchanen, who sat upright with her finger tips wrapped in tin foil. It was co-owner Vivian Nguyen’s plan to follow in the Venetian Nail Spa footsteps and create an environment that is palatial and soothing at the same time. Although grandiosity is often overrated in the comfort zone of sensibility, in this case it works beautifully. There is an azure blue cloud formed ceiling, crystal chandeliers and a calming waterfall. But Venetian Nail Spa’s real secret is customer service with a huge dose of cleanliness and an injection of friendliness. “We are very professional and personable here. Our customers are not just a number. We know them by name and they’re like our family,” said Vivian, a voracious businesswoman and mother of two. Venetian Nail Spa was one of the first businesses to stake its claim out West (in the Marketplace Shopping Center) and is likely one of its consistently busiest. There’s always a flurry of activity, yet the tone and tonality of its namesake is always calm and serene. That’s what draws regulars like Maxine Glass. “I’ve been coming here since I moved to the area. It’s new,

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Going to Venetian Nail Spa Delray is not a spectator sport. It’s a place where pampering and relaxation is to be savored and enjoyed.

clean and the girls are great. I come for a pedicure and manicure every two weeks – Yury is great,” said Glass, who favors French manicures and colorful toenail colors. Venetian Nail Spa Delray offers manicures, nail extensions, pedicures, hot stone spa pedicures, milk and honey foot massages, deluxe manicures with exfoliating hand massages, NexGenNails, UV liquid gel manicures and waxing. They’re also using Nu Skin products that

adhere to Venetian Nail Spa’s high standard of excellence. It plays a key role in their deluxe pedicure, The Masterpiece Pedicure. This luxurious feat of comfort and pampering begins with an herbal mineral bath for your feet and progresses to foot and leg massages, reflexology and foot scrub with gels, creams and Baobab body butter. The result is pure bliss. Their comfy leather chairs have a massage option and the libation will cure whatever ails you (wine for

relaxation and water or soda for hydration). It’s also a bit of heaven for your body, mind and soul. And it’s not just a woman thing. “I’ve been coming here for over two years,” said Dan, who brings his daughter to enjoy the sublime manicures and pedicures at Venetian Nail Spa. “I come here regularly because its spotlessly clean, the staff is amazing and it’s such a nice place.” To continue to make sure that they meet client’s needs and desires, Vivian recently created a line of nail colors called 88 New York. The polish line is ethereal in nature and inspired by the tonality of the earth’s most precious landscapes. Though outer beauty is honored and honed to perfection, the owners of Venetian Nail Spa don’t skimp on the importance of cleanliness. The Pedicure chairs are bleached after each customer and sanitized at the end of the day, and the nail equipment is sterilized in sealed plastic before use. Not only do they keep coming back, but clients like Stephanie Langnas bring others to enjoy this soothing ride. “I have been coming here for a long time, but today I brought my friend Ryan with me. He’s never had a pedicure before. But my step dad and my mom come here every weekend,” said Langnas, who is an actress in LA. It’s also a common sight to see young children sitting in large pedicure chairs (next to their moms and grandmas) savoring the experience of nail polish and nurturing. It’s easy to see why. The pampering and tenderness of their nail techs is second to none. “I have customers who are so relaxed when they get a pedicure that they fall asleep in the chair,” said Nail Tech Kayden, who is a master at polishing and massaging your extremities to a state of divine bliss. It is this bliss that has clients coming back to Venetian Nail Spa on a weekly basis. It looks like Versailles and feels like an extended family. Your job is to sit, relax and enjoy this healthy mind-body experience. You’ll leave with a smile on your face and an inner glow in your heart. Venetian Nail Spa Delray 9097 Atlantic Avenue Suite 102 Delray Beach – Delray Marketplace 561-499-1771 www.venetiansalon.com

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special feature ║ Thanksgiving

10 grateful Things to Be

for in

Delray beach By linda brown


Every November we make a list of 10 things to be grateful for in Delray Beach. November is the month of Thanksgiving and while we think we should be grateful year-round, it seems that our thoughts turn to gratitude this time of year. So in the spirit, here’s our 2015 list. In no particular order:

are grateful for the extraordinary ► We people in Delray who volunteer their time

for good causes. Whether it’s reading to kids, serving as docents at Delray Center for the Arts or supporting our library, a village is only as strong as its people. Delray has a wonderful citizenry who have grace and generosity year after year. As we approach the holiday season, please consider our less fortunate neighbors and consider getting involved in food and toy drives to make the holidays brighter.

are also very grateful for “Free Friday ► We Night Concerts” at the Delray Center for the Arts. Where else can we sit with friends on a star lit night and listen to great music at the wonderful amphitheater? Every Friday at 7:30 we have a place to gather and there’s nothing like it; great music, great venue, food trucks and dancing.

local business community is the ► Our heartbeat of our city. Not only do local businesses create jobs, but the money they generate stays in our community. They also provide needed services and goods and always seem to rally to support, sponsor and attend important local events and causes. As a local magazine, we celebrate their contributions every month and are grateful for their support of your Atlantic Ave Magazine.

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are also grateful for our now year► We round CRA Green Market, which is an-

other Saturday ritual where we meet and greet friends, purchase healthy produce and support local vendors. Sponsored by our great CRA and managed by Lori Nolan of the CRA, the Green Market has become a fun, must attend gathering with music and special treats, like a dog parade. The market has become an incubator for local purveyors and we are seeing some launch brick and mortar operations. How cool! has always had a strong and valu► Delray able clergy community. Local clergy not

only serve their flock, but also volunteer for our Police and Fire Rescue departments and provide spiritual guidance and leadership year round.

Police officers and Firefighters do ► Our not have easy jobs, but 24/7 365 days a year they are here for us often during tragic and violent circumstances. For that and for them, we are grateful. Delray’s Bravest and Delray’s Finest are local heroes and we appreciate their efforts always.

Floridians, we sometimes take our ► As beaches for granted. We shouldn’t. And Delray’s municipal beach is magnificent and

award winning. A great place for swimming, walking, volleyball and just relaxing with a great book. Over 1 million people a year attend. We look forward to the beach area master plan being implemented and making the promenade even nicer. A big shout out of appreciation to architect Bob Currie for his vision and the Beach Property Owners Association for their leadership. are extremely grateful for Delray’s ► We many amenities and assets. From a vi-

brant downtown and historic neighborhoods, from cultural gems to great restaurants Delray offers so much while retaining its charm and vibrancy.

Ave Magazine we are passion► AtateAtlantic animal lovers and we are very grate-

ful to local rescue groups and those who advocate for pets and animal rights. We are also grateful for a great dog park and hopeful that a small part of the beach may be opened up for our four legged family members. we are grateful for the men and ► Finally, women who work as public servants, city workers, teachers, principals and the like who serve us well and have helped to make Delray the best small city on the planet.

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Early Detection Is Prevention By Diane Feen


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November is National Healthy Skin Month and Dr. Danielle Manolakos wants everyone to know that they should get a full body skin exam every year.

The reasons are quite simple. “One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. But the good news is that with early diagnosis there is over a 90 percent survival rate for Melanoma. The best part is that we’re getting better at diagnosing skin cancer at its earliest stage,” said Dr. Manolakos, board-certified dermatologist. The reason for Dr. Manolakos’s optimism is that there are tools available to help make the diagnosis earlier. One such tool is the use of dermatoscopy, which is a non-invasive handheld light and magnifying glass. “This is essentially skin surface microscopy. With this tool I can look at a deeper pattern of a mole than with normal vision to help diagnose skin cancer earlier which means we can start treatment earlier.” The good news about skin cancer, according to Dr. Manolakos, is that it is often not as devastating as other forms of cancer as long as it is diagnosed and treated early. But, skin Lauren Kalina performs microneedling

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Dr. Danielle Manolakos and her staff at their new office in Delray Beach

cancer is the most common form of cancer. And, you don’t have to be in the sun to get it, which is why Dr. Manolakos urges everyone to get a yearly skin exam. During the exam the doctor will also educate you on what to look for in changes to your skin and how to protect yourself (with a discussion of sunscreen use). “If you have a spot that is bleeding, scaling or has a scab it’s not normal and you should come in for an evaluation. Everyone should know the ABCDE’s of skin cancer.” When detecting skin cancer the A is for asymmetrical

spots, the B is for borders that have jagged edges, the C is for multiple colors, the D is for diameter (it shouldn’t be larger than a the tip of a pencil) and E is for evolving (the spot changes). These are all potential signs of Melanoma. Gold Coast Dermatology Center treats all conditions that are related to skin, hair and nails, as well as cosmetic and surgical dermatology. Dr. Manolakos’ enthusiasm and passion for dermatology is what has garnered her with a stellar reputation. To accommodate her patients she has recently

A yearly full body exam is key to early prevention of skin cancer

opened a new office that is double in size. The office is also home to one of the most diligent and educated aestheticians in town – Lauren Kalina. Kalina is as enthusiastic and dedicated as Dr. Manolakos and prides herself on being a licensed medical aesthetician who does medical grade micro-needling, customized facials, collagen infusion facials, deep cleansing facials (for adults and teens) and highest quality chemical peels. Kalina, who opened one of the first day spas in East Boca and has 25 years of experience, performs medical-grade micro-needling to stimulate collagen and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It lifts and tightens skin and can reduce stretch marks and acne scars. One of the most popular treatments for keeping your skin youthful is the VI Peel®. It contains powerful ingredients that provide dramatic results with no pain and little down-time. According to Kalina, it is the most requested peel and recommends that it should be done two to three times a year to assure radiant younger looking skin. It tones and tightens the skin, is perfect for all skin colors and skin types (including the most sensitive skin), improves texture and reduces pore size. The VI Peel® also helps reduce age spots and sun damage. “We are dedicated to helping our patients reach (and maintain) the most vibrant skin possible by offering the highest quality skincare treatment options available. The reason to come to us is that the doctor and I discuss treatment protocols. It’s medically supervised, customized skincare at its best, with the expertise from both angles. We have created an environment that offers doctor supervised medical quality results oriented treatments in a relaxing spa atmosphere. It’s the best of both worlds,” said Kalina. Dr. Manolakos is a compassionate and caring doctor who understands the science behind healthy skin. Her mission every day is to help people and make a difference in the world. She gives individualized personal treatment regimens to her patient to help them achieve their specific goals. Contact them today to schedule your full skin examination. Dr. Danielle Manolakos Gold Coast Dermatology Center 4600 Linton Blvd., Suite 340 Delray Beach, Florida 33445 Phone 561.495.9797

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special feature ║ ACP HOME INTERIORS

A Star Is Born In Boca



photos by melissa korman

ACP Home Interiors is giving birth to a new creation. It’s one that needs no diapers and will not stay up all night.

It will, however, be getting the proper nurturing and watchful eye of its owners Bernard and Stephanie Molyneux. Because if anyone knows how to create excitement and creativity in the furniture (and home décor) arena its Bernard and Stephanie. Their stores are rooted in passion and maintained with a keen sense of design elegance. That’s why they just opened a new store in Boca Raton. They wanted home owners (and condo dwellers) to have a taste of the design perfection and decorative whimsy they’re famous for. “ACP Home Interiors has a wonderful blend of Coastal, English, French, Farmhouse and Contemporary furniture and accessories. When I sold my home the buyer loved all of my furniture and bought it all. Now with my new home I get to shop all over again. I love this store. It’s hard to get me out of there! If there is a store that has a variety as fabulous as this I haven’t found it yet,” said Jill Enman Baum. Enman Baum isn’t the only one fascinated with ACP’s selection of furniture,

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Bernard Molyneux, happy to return to Boca Raton

bathroom vanities, accessories, paintings, lighting and bedding. Recently a customer brought in the producers of the HGTV reality show “House Hunters” to film a segment in their Delray Beach store. ACP has a history that has garnered fans from all over the country. They started out in Deerfield Beach, opened a wonderful store in Delray Beach and have gone full circle back to Boca Raton. Stephanie likes to say their new Boca store is a marriage of their other two locations. “We want the public to feel comfortable here. Our hope is that they say, ‘wow, this is a room I can actually see myself living in.’ A person’s home should be their refuge,” said Stephanie, who exemplifies the beauty

of her surroundings at both stores. The Delray store is equally as enchanting, but has a more coastal flair. The Deerfield Beach store (that’s 35,000-square-feet) has a large eclectic range of furnishings for every room. One thing for sure though – you won’t see their furniture anywhere else. That’s because they travel around the world handpicking pieces designed by artisans hailed in their craft. Bernard’s father was in the furniture business in England and when Bernard came to Florida he followed in his father’s footsteps. The results have been superb. So good, in fact, that they are now offering kitchens and kitchen installations from

their Boca Raton location. In an age when home renovation is akin to root canal this is a welcome addition to the ACP offerings. “We created this store to have a comfortable feel so decorators can bring their customers and enjoy being in a warm inviting space. We welcome anyone looking for home furnishings to come shop (or browse) at our new store. There’s something for everyone at all prices,” said Stephanie, who grew up in Boca Raton. This new Boca store has an eclectic mixture of contemporary furnishings (and accessories), traditional, and classic pieces with an updated twist. Some look like they were plucked from a French farmhouse and others a Chateau in the Riviera. “Our new store brings everything we have ever done together, it’s more transitional and mixes the old with the new,” said Bernard. The entrance of the Boca Raton store says it all. There’s wallpaper that looks exactly like wood planks (from UK designer Andrew Martin) and an overstuffed crème chair with a pillow that says, “Hello Sunshine.” Beneath the framed inspirational sayings of Maya Angelou and St. Therese is bench seating with decorative pillows. There is also an extensive selection of sofas and side swivel chairs with washable slipcovers available in many different fabrics (made in the USA). “These slip cover sofas have been very popular. People enjoy the comfort and ease of washing or cleaning the slip covers. We also sell upholstered and leather furniture as well,” said Stephanie. There is plenty to marvel at in this new Boca Raton location - starting with the universality of their merchandise. Crystal chandeliers have iron encasement and clear Lucite end tables have natural rope handles. Bernard likes to reference the new store to the genre of industrial chic. Which is true, but that’s not the entire story. There are cabinets and chests with antique adornment that assimilate a contemporary feel in natural woods such as unfinished pine or elm. Tables and chairs are made of wood but have fabric cushions and glass inlay.

There are also rattan chairs, French country breakfast cabinets (in recycled wood) and dishes that look like ceramic, but are made of unbreakable material. If you’re looking for a bookshelf, wine rack or tall chest with a statuesque personality they have them. Some have lattice woodwork, rod iron handles, hinges, mirrors or geometric designs. They also have a wonderful collection of gift items, pillows, diffusers and stylized books with sayings from John Lennon, Steve Jobs and Coco Chanel on the binding. Their large collection of vintage Louis Vuitton trunks is exceptional and they can restore yours to its original luster. ACP Home Interiors is as much a homeaway-from-home as a furniture store. It’s charming, inviting and exciting with design elements everywhere you look. Stop by the new Boca Raton store and feast your eyes on furniture and home décor that will delight your senses and warm your heart. ACP Home Interiors Boca Raton 850 North Dixie Hwy. (South of Glades Rd) Boca Raton, FL 33432 (561) 394-5064 ACP Delray Beach 2050 North Federal Hwy. (561) 265-4400 ACP Deerfield, Beach 954-481-1917

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special feature ║ delray beach marketing cooperative

The DBMC to Join the likes of Burt Reynolds and Jack Nicklaus BY STEPHEN CHRISANTHUS Photo BY Emiliano Brooks


The Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC) is back in the running for the coveted Providencia award for the second year in a row. Everybody — time to vote!

It’s time to award the largest tourism honor in Palm Beach County and the DBMC is back in the final 3. The Providencia Award is given to an organization or individual who has contributed extraordinarily to the vitality and prosperity of The Palm Beaches as a tourist destination. To grasp the magnitude of the award and what it would mean to Delray Beach take a look at a few of the past winners: Burt Reynolds, Jack Nicklaus, Delta Airlines, and the Flagler Museum, just to name few. Last year the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative was beat out by the PGA’s Honda Classic. Coming in behind Pro Golf’s best players is an honorable way to lose, but Delray Beach isn’t in the business of losing. This year the DBMC is asking for the support of the whole City to vote them to number one. Their hope is the thousands that come out to enjoy their events, like the Fourth of July,

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Christmas and New Year’s, will take a few seconds to return the favor with a few clicks of the mouse. “Of all the great cities, events and attractions in Palm Beach County we were again named as one of the top three tourism organizations in the county. I’m so proud our small team has been recognized at this level for the second year in a row”, says Stephanie Immelman, Executive Director of the DMBC. Over the last few decades Delray Beach has grown from a quiet “Village by the Sea” to the “Most Fun Small Town in the USA,” a year-round tourist magnet with the most dynamic thoroughfare of hot restaurants, nightclubs and cultural activities in Palm Beach County – and credit for much of this business, retail and hospitality boom goes to the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC). But what has this four person marketing machine been up to this year to

warrant such an honor? Well how about generating a positive economic impact of $7,775,000, media coverage value of $2.2 million and more than 1.2 billion media impressions to start. Some of their marketing efforts include helping get voted Top Ten Happiest Seaside Towns by Coastal Living, going to Pesaro, Italy to represent the Sister City partnership and pushing their Beach Buddies and Be Hot Here marketing campaigns across state lines. Their love of their city and their fellow Delrayians drives them to do their best. They now are asking the community to give them that final push to number one. Help Delray stand out in Palm Beach County, vote for the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative to win the 2015 Providencia Award. Go to www.palmbeachpost.com to vote for Delray Beach or via our link on www. VisitDelrayBeach.org

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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

special feature ║ CONGRESS Ave.

Delray’s Next Great Street By LINDA BROWN


Congress Avenue in Delray Beach can be a pretty dismal place.

There’s nothing aesthetically pleasing about the 4.1 mile corridor which connects to a vibrant corporate corridor in Boca and a popular shopping and dining district in neighboring Boynton Beach. Even though the corridor makes up a large portion of Delray’s 16 square miles, Congress Avenue underperforms in terms of tax revenue, economic activity and buzz, especially when measured against the city’s hopping downtown. And yet the Congress Avenue corridor has tantalizing possibilities. As far back as 2005, city officials have seen enormous untapped potential along Congress Avenue. A decade ago, when Delray’s largest private sector employer Office Depot announced it was vacating its world headquarters on 40 plus acres along Congress Avenue, then mayor Jeff Perlman thought it made sense to reimagine and rezone the land, an effort that later expanded to a significant chunk of the corridor. What resulted was a vision to allow a mix of uses ranging from office and retail to entertainment and residential along the corridor. The goal was also to turn the corridor into a transit oriented development taking advantage of a nearby Tri Rail station and a new trolley service that could ferry workers and residents downtown. The vision also called for beautifying the corridor which pales in comparison to Congress Avenue in Boca. But a decade later, thanks to recession and other priorities, little has changed. But now an effort spearheaded by the current city commission and led by a task force chaired by Perlman is resurrecting

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the vision, adding to it and fine tuning policies and zoning to meet current and future needs. “We are studying and planning to suggest and hopefully implement some really cutting edge ideas in planning and place making,” says Perlman. “The talent on the task force is formidable and impressive and they are digging in and making incredible suggestions. The volunteers that have come forward to work on this project are great minds and as a result we are going to reinvent this corridor so that it becomes Delray’s next great place and business opportunity.” From engineers and planners to real estate professionals and property owners the task force consists of an impressive array of professionals and concerned residents. Economic Development Director Joan Goodrich is the staffer spearheading the effort. She sees enormous potential on the corridor in terms of jobs, tax base, activities and housing opportunities. She also sees the possibility of linking Congress to the downtown. “The vision is exciting and so is the potential,” she said.

Chamber of Commerce President Karen Granger said Congress already has a range of interesting businesses and that when the area is improved the story will be a compelling one. Mark Corlew and Anuj Grover are two examples of entrepreneurs who have invested heavily by purchasing and successfully leasing the 200,000 square foot Arbors buildings. They see a big future for Congress and feel it’s critical to link with the success of Atlantic Avenue. A smaller but important effort is taking place at the Delray Tech Space run by Mark Laymon who offers co working for what he says is a growing tech community. In addition to growing the job count on the corridor a task force led by Jim Chard, Jim Smith and Shirl Fields is working on aesthetics and place making. They are advocating for mobility, fewer lanes and slower speeds. They are also pushing open space and green elements. The final report is due by year’s end. If successful,says Perlman. “Congress Avenue will be Delray’s next great street. We did it downtown. We can do it here as well. We know how to do this.”

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Whether you choose our chic country club with banqueting for up to 300 guests, one of our exquisite hotel ballrooms or the sleek Atlantic Grille, The Seagate has the ideal setting to set your party apart. Guests will also receive reduced room rates* the night of the event.

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special feature ║ OLD SCHOOL SQUARE

Crest Theatre Opens 2015-16 Performance Season this Month The Main Stage Comedy Series Opens November 5th

The Crest Theatre opens the 2015-16 Main Stage Comedy Series with CAROLINE RHEA on Thursday, November 5th in partnership with Catch A Rising Star. Rhea, who has performed in comedy clubs all over the U.S. and Canada and has had an equally successful career in TV comedy. The series will run monthly through April; tickets are $45 and $65 with a package deal available for all 6 shows. Other headliners include Vic DiBitetto (12/4), Rob Bartlett & Tony Powell (1/2), Mike Marino & Vincent Pastore (2/26), Judy Gold (3/24) and Kevin Meany (4/15).

MusicWorks Concert Series presents George Winston, November 19

Photo by Joe del Tufo

George Winston

Concert is Thursday, November 19th at 8 p.m. Since 1972, folk pianist George Winston has released 13 solo piano albums. Inspired by the seasons and topographies, George Winston’s concerts feature a variety of styles including melodic folk piano, New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano. He performs songs from his seasonal recordings Autumn, December, Winter Into Spring, and Summer. This concert will feature Winston’s Winter Show, which will include melodic fall and winter songs, some of Vince Guaraldi’s Peanuts pieces, pieces inspired by the New Orleans piano & the stride piano traditions, and songs from his latest album, Spring Carousel. Other series headliners include Peter

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Yarrow (1/14), Tom Rush (2/10) and Roger McGuinn (3/11).Tickets are $77 & $57 with a package deal for all 4 concerts.

The Crest Main Stage Series Opens with Jive Aces, November 20-22

Jive Aces

Show times for Swingtime with the Jive Aces are Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $45. The Jive Aces have established themselves as the U.K.’s top Jive & Swing band! They’re known for superior musicianship and fresh renditions of music by such greats as Louis Prima, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. and others.

“eXXpectations” Now Open at Cornell Museum of Art

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays. $5 suggested donation. This group show features contemporary art created by 18 women who defy convention. Curator statements offer two different points of view from women in the art world: that of professional artist, Brenda Zappitell and that of Cornell Museum curator, Melanie Johanson. Together, they have selected unique works with a female voice. Artist commentaries will share perspective on expectations projected on to women in the art world. Artwork included in this exhibition has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide.

Caroline Rhea

Join us for First Friday Art Walks on November 6, December 4 and January 1, 6-9 pm.

Follow the Cornell Museum of Art on Twitter and Instagram, @DBCornellMuseum. Follow Delray Center for the Arts on Facebook.com/DBCenterForArts and Twitter/@DBCenterForArts. Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Celebrating 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Museum of Art (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Vintage Gymnasium (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

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regulars ║ city people

City People


ROB STEELE A Man Of The People By Diane Feen


Photos by melissa korman

When you step into a space once occupied by Joe Gillie you have pretty big shoes to fill. But if anyone is up to the task its Rob Steele.

Steele is an eternal optimist with the right amount of passion and compassion to lift a submarine out of muddy water. He also has a work history as diverse as a tapestry quilt and an open heart unusual for anyone over 21. But as eclectic as this former banker is, he’s equally as competent. As the Executive Director of the Williamsport Community Arts Center he restored a 2,200 seat theater to its luster, doubled ticket sales and raised over $1.5 million. When he got to Williamsport, his goal was to get the seats filled. So he did what someone would do on an important mission – he went into the community and talked to people. In an era when most things are digitized, sanitized and equalized, Steele went where most people don’t go – into the streets. “I always talk to people and find out what they want. If you listen, they will tell you. We created each season based on passions, budgets, the calendar, and whims of people in our community,” said Steele, the new president and CEO of Delray Beach Center for the Arts. When you meet Steele there’s a lot to take in. The compassionate over-achiever is common sense based with sensitivity and directness not normally found in business executives. But what makes him such an anomaly is that he has breached stereotypes and leapfrogged into a territory made up of eclectic moving parts that fit together perfectly. “From the banking business I learned about strategic planning and from the restaurant business (yes he left banking and opened an Italian restaurant in Monroe, Michigan) I learned how to treat people and take care of guests. After he left the restaurant business, Steele took a job as Executive Director of a regional theater in Tecumseh, Michigan. How, you ask, does a former banker and restaurateur make the swift turn to the cultural arts? “I have always loved the arts. In high school, college and

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adulthood I was an actor, director, set designer and producer of local theater. I just switched my avocation to my vocation.” It’s easy to see how Steele got his musical mojo. His mother Marilyn played the piano and always had music on in the house. She also took her three boys to concerts, ballets and museums. But as important as the arts were to his mother, his engineer father had a part in developing the left side of his son’s brain. “We used to go on family camping trips where we would visit historical Civil War and battlefield sites.” Though Steele has a magnetic personality and an uncanny ability to see the best in people, he is humble to a fault. “My father had limitless integrity and always said, ‘You are no better than the next person,’ and ‘Work as hard as the day is long.’ My father helped a lot of people.” You could say the same thing about Steele (though I tend to disagree with papa Steele when he says his son is no better than the next person). “Rob Steele is an amazingly positive person who has a gift for making everyone feel listened to and included. Rob took an interest in our school’s performances, ultimately changing our stars by bringing us into the theater he directed. He is likeable, community minded and a team player with a deep concern for those he works with. He successfully fulfilled his mission of putting the Community back in the Community Arts Center. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss his wise council and Midwest colloquialism. He’s one of my favorite humans on the planet,” said Dave Brumbaugh, Executive Director of the Uptown Music Collective in Williamsport. Steele has also impacted the lives of young people through the arts. He created a summer stock student theater program in Williamsport and believes that everyone should have access to the arts regardless of

ROB STEELE, in the background is the painting “Mariposas” by Carla Golembe

their economic station in life. “I like the theater’s ability to touch people. On opening night I tell our cast, ‘you hold the audiences heart in your hands – it’s a weighty responsibility; take it seriously.’” The same could be said of Steele’s philosophy in life. Though he has an MBA in business and resume with accomplishments like senior executive, strategist, visionary, product analyst and decision maker, he also has an ethereal side grounded in gratefulness, positive thinking, kindness and sensitivity. “I’m a man of the people. I like everyone and look for the good in each one.”

One could say his beliefs are graciously reciprocated by those who know him. “Rob is a shining star and lights up a room. He is always looking for ways to make things happen and bring joy to others. He was such an asset to our theater. He’s extremely competent and elevated our town and brought us to a new level of the arts,” said Judith Olinsky, VP of Lycoming Arts Alliance. Steele’s competence is what won over the committee looking for a new CEO for the DBCFA. Steele was chosen over 100 other potential candidates in the national search for a new CEO.

Though he is a man of the people Steele has been married to Marianna for 34 years and has two accomplished daughters - Kyle and Laurel. At his Williamsport home they had an organic garden and four chickens (called Hog Warts Hens) that provided them with free-range eggs. Steele is also an accomplished chef, water sportsman, traveler and cultural arts junkie. “Making things better is what drives me. It’s not about money or recognition; it’s about the enjoyment of a job well done.” If you’re wondering if this man is for real – the answer is yes.

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dining ║ restaurant review Banana Split

Just Like Mom Used To Make

ELLIE’S 50’S DINER By Diane Feen photos by melissa korman


If you’re nostalgic for the good old days – and like homemade comfort food – then there’s an oasis to your barren culinary landscape.

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Called Ellie’s 50’s Diner this hometown restaurant has taken the home and added it to their cooking repertoire. But this is no flash in the pan – they’ve been delighting diners for the past 25 years. Whether you want breakfast, lunch or dinner there’s a full menu to please your palette. “You can eat here for 30 days in a row and not eat the same thing twice,” said owner Bob Smela, who opened a Deli on George Bush Blvd. 25 years ago, and is now co-owner of Ellie’s 50’s Diner with his wife of 42 years, Ellie. A lot has happened in their 25 years of cooking, catering and cavorting with hungry patrons. “In 1982 we started Ellie’s Deli doing take-out salads, sandwiches and meats. Then we added three lunch trucks that went around town selling food at different locations. After eight years we decided to go North and open Ellie’s 50’s Diner on Federal Hwy,” said Bob, who enjoys adding perfection to his menu at a moment’s notice.

All the fanfare at this precious piece of retro history is well deserved (and preserved). There are large booths, a black and white linoleum floor, pink walls, a jute box, vintage cars and pictures of Elvis, Marilyn and James Dean sprinkled everywhere. A statue of Marilyn stands tall with her skirt flying upward and a white bedazzled Elvis jumpsuit hangs in front ready for action. It takes a lot to transform the present to the past – especially if it’s 2015 and we’re immersed in an age of intergalactic travel and bytes not bites. But that hasn’t deterred locals and tourists from frequenting their favorite diner. “I eat at Ellie’s at least four times a week, sometimes twice a day. The people are friendly and the food is good,” said Sara Halpert, who thinks the burgers at Ellie’s should be in the Hall of Fame. Halbert isn’t the only one to swoons over the fresh cooking and friendly down home service. “We come here for breakfast, lunch or dinner at least three times a week,” said Joe and Toni Mas-

“Love me Tender” 10oz Sirloin Burger

trullo. “We like the servers, the food (especially the fresh turkey, burgers and old-fashioned grilled cheese with ham, cheese and tomatoes) and we feel at home here.” The Mastrullo’s, who know Ellie and Bob from St. Vincent’s Church, rent out the Flamingo Ballroom in back of the restaurant for private parties. They’re also having Ellie and Bob cater an event for them at the train station this month. There’s a reason why many of their customers are smitten with this family oriented restaurant. Their food is made fresh on the premises and served in its natural state. The turkey breasts are slow cooked all night and bones are added (to the natural juice) to make gravy. Add that to their fresh Yukon mashed potatoes and homemade stuffing and you have Thanksgiving every day. Although Yukon’s are not on the menu daily, Bob is always on the lookout for special foods to excite guests. They’re also known for their fresh half baked chicken (the Wednesday special) served with potato, vegetable and soup. Friday to Sunday you can get a juicy Prime Rib dinner and Monday is Pot Roast day. Every day of the week you can order the best baby back ribs on the planet. Served in a wickedly wonderful sauce

they’re tender and meaty and may have you licking your fingers. Another spectacular dish is the homemade meatloaf with gravy and mushrooms, green pepper and onions. The Chicken Quesadilla’s are also a special treat with grilled or blackened chicken, cheddar cheese and mushrooms. There are a lot of wonderful dishes to choose from – such as the Brutus sandwich with turkey, ham, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing – and the Patti Melt (burger) grilled with onion and cheese on rye. There are Pita sandwiches on the lunch menu (Cheezy turkey, Veggie, Chicken or Tuna Melt) as well Salads, homemade Soups, Sirloin burgers and hoagies. The Breakfast menu is equally as vast with eggs and omelets, pancakes, waffles, French toast, Idaho French fries, Canadian bacon and mouth watering specialty dishes. If you ask Ernest Simon, who was born in Delray Beach, what draws him to Ellie’s every week he’ll tell you. “I come here every Sunday with my family because the food is great, the staff are friendly and we love Bob and Ellie,” said Simon, whose grandfather moved to Delray in 1912. Loyal fans flock to Ellie’s 50’s Diner as if it were a family ritual. They love the fresh milkshakes, wonderful pies, homemade food and

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slice of Americana history. “Ellie’s has always been about family. We get choked up thinking about the number of people (staff and guests) the restaurant has touched over the years. Bob and I are so thankful for our loyal guests and continued support from the community,” said Ellie, whose blue eyes and kind heart could melt an Eskimo. They also cater (and coordinate) wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, engagement parties, company picnics, grand openings, fundraisers, birthday and holiday parties, festivals, school and church functions. You can also rent out The Marilyn Room or the Flamingo Ballroom. There’s an Elvis Impersonator, The Doo-Wop Kid and other great entertainers. “It’s our 25th anniversary and we would like to say ‘Thank You’ from the bottom of our hearts. Without you none of this would have been possible. We are delighted that some of our customers come to eat here right from the airport.” Ellie’s 50’s Diner 2410 North Federal Hwy. Delray Beach 561-276-7716 http://www.elliescatering.com Open every day of the week

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Dough 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon sugar 1 1/2 tablespoon dry yeast 1/2 cup oil 4 cups flour Egg Wash 1 egg beaten 1 tbsp water

Cappy’s Catering Inc. inside of Tony’s Deli 301 W. Atlantic Ave Downtown Delray Beach 561.276.1749

Filling 1 stick dry sausage 1 stick sweet soppressata 1/4 genoa salam diced 1/2 boiled ham diced 2 lbs shredded mozzarella 2 lbs ricotta cheese 6 large eggs 1 cup pecorino romano cheese shredded

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Dough: Combine all ingredients and knead dough until it easily forms a ball. Set aside and cover to let rise until dough doubles in size. Pre heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9 inch deep round baking dish (a pie pan works well) with non-stick cooing spray. Roll out the dough and lay in the dish, trim off excess dough and save. Spoon filling into pan. Cut leftover dough into strips and lay across top of dish in a lattice pattern. Brush top with egg wash. Bake at 400 degrees for about an hour, checking frequently, until golden brown. Insert toothpick to check center of pie. If toothpick comes out clean, pie is done. Let cool for about 2 hours. Cut and serve.

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

delray BEACH American Atlantic Grille 1000 E Atlantic Ave, DB (In the Seagate Hotel) 561-665-4900 Boston’s on the Beach 40 S Ocean Blvd, DB 561-278-3364 Breathe 401 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-330-4526

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Outback 1300 Linton Blvd, DB 561-272-7201

Brule Bistro 200 NE 2nd Ave #109, DB 561-274-2046 Bru’s Room 35 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-276-3663 BurgerFi 6 S Ocean Blvd, DB 561-278-9590 Burt & Max’s Bar & grill Delray Marketplace Atlantic & Lyons 561-638-6380

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

The Porch Restaurant 85 SE 6th Ave, DB 561-303-3647 Tryst 4 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-921-0201 Asian/Sushi/Chinese Buddha Sky Bar 217 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-450-7557 China Gardens 14402 S. Military Trail, DB, 561-498-5226

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Continental/Greek Apeiro Kitchen & Bar 14917 Lyons Rd. Delray Marketplace 561-501-4443 Bistro 241 241 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-330-4080 Blue Anchor 804 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-7272

Joseph’s Wine Bar 200 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-272-6100 La Cigale, A Taste of the Mediterranean 253 SE 5th Ave, DB 561-265-0600 Olio Bistro 42 SE 2nd Ave, DB 561-278-6633 Taverna Opa Restaurant Greek Cuisine 270 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-303-3602

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 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 Starbucks 205 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-243-9332 Starbucks 502 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-265-3273 The Grind Cafe Delray Marketplace Atlantic & Lyons 561-270-3036

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

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 1815 S Federal Highway, DB, 561-734-4626 The New Vegan 528 NE 2nd St. DB 561-404-5301

Italian Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza 115 NE 6th Ave, DB 561-278-7911 Bambini’s Garden Pizzeria 14466 Military Trail, DB 561-638-6442

Bella Amici Pizzeria Delray Marketplace Atlantic & Lyons 561-270-3025 Cafe Gelato Panini & Wine Bar 506 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-501-4574 Café Loredana 85 SE 6th Ave, DB 561-272-8887 Caffe Luna Rosa 34 S Ocean Blvd, DB 561-274-9404 Carrabba’s Italian Grill 335 E Linton Blvd, DB 561-266-9393 Casa Di Pepe 189 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-279-7371 D’Angelo Pizza Tapas 16950 Jog Road, DB. 561-381-0037 D’Angelo Trattona 9 SE 7th Ave, DB 561-330-1237

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

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

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

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

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

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

Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza 307 E. Atlantic Ave, DB, 561-274-1969 Mamma’s Pizza Co 401 Atlantic Ave, DB 561-266-2811 Mellow Mushroom 25 SE 6th Ave, DB 561-330-3040 Pizza Rustica 1155 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-279-8766 Rocky’s Italian Bistro 20 SE 5th Ave, DB 561-276-9703 Salotta 145 NE 4th Ave, DB 561-266-0310 Saltimbocca Italian Bistro 14820 S. Military Trail, DB 561-455-4017 Sazio 131 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-5540 Scuola Vecchia 522 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-865-5923 Solita Delray 25 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-899-0888 Terra Fiamma Ristorante. Pizza. Bar 9169 W. Atlantic Ave. Delray Marketplace 561-495-5570 Tramonti Italian Ristorante 119 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-1944 Vic & Angelo’s 290 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-9570

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Mexican Cabo Flats Cantina & Tequila Bar Delray Marketplace Atlantic Ave & Lyons Rd. DB 561-499-0378 El Camino 15 NE 2nd Ave, DB. 561-865-5350 Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar 110 E. Atlantic Ave, DB 561-808-1100 Senor Burrito 142 SE 6th Ave #E, DB 561-278-5757

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

Pepe’s Hideaway 1045 E Atlantic Ave, Db 561-276-3570 Sandbar 40 S Ocean Blvd, DB 561-278-3364 Tim Finnegans Irish Pub 2885 S. Federal Hwy, DB 561- 330-3153

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 Racks Fish House 5 SE 2nd Ave, DB, 561-450-6718 The Fisherman’s Grill 5199 W. Atlantic Ave, DB 561-638-0500

Bull Bar Inc 2 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-274-8001 Honey 16 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-270-7187 Hurricane Bar & Lounge 640 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-0282 Kevro Studio & Art Bar 166 SE 2nd Ave, DB 561-278-9675

Sandwich/Deli Bagel’s With Deli 1732 S Federal Hwy, DB 561-279-4799 Big Al’s Steaks 450 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-819-1888 Checkers 450 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-9939

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheesecake Factory 5530 Glades Road. Boca 561-393-0344

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Max’s Grille Mizner Park-404 Plaza Real Boca 561-368-0080 Miller’s Ale House 1200 Yamato Road. Boca 561-998-9142 Mississippi Sweets BBQ 2399 N Federal Hwy. Boca 561-394-6779 Morton’s The Steakhouse Shops at Boca-5050 Town Ctr Circle Boca 561-392-7724 New York Prime 2350 N.W. Executive Ctr Drive. Boca 561-998-3881 Oceans 18 5801 NW 2nd Av Boca 561-994-0400 Pavilion Grille 391 Yamato Road, Boca 561-912-0000 Pinon Grille, 6000 Glades Road. Boca 561-391-7770 Polo’s Restaurant 5030 Champion Blvd., Boca; 561-997-2920 Rack’s Downtown Eatery 402 Plaza Real. Boca 561-395-1662 Rebel House 297 E Palmetto Park Road. Boca 561-353-5888

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

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

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

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

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

Seasons 52 2300 N.W.Executive Ctr, Boca-561-998-9952

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

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

Six Tables 112 N.E. 2cnd St., Boca 561-347-6260

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

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

Sweet Tomatoes 7110 Beracasa Way, 561-750-3303

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

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

The Capital Grille 6000 Glades Road, Boca 561-368-1077 The Grille on Congress 5101 Congress Av. Boca 561-912-9800 Yogurt Rendezvous* *(ORB Kosher) 7150 Beracasa Way, 561-392-8384

Asian/Sushi/Chinese Bluefin Sushi Thai Grill 861 Yamato Rd. Boca 561-981-8986 Boon’s Asian Bistro 19605 SR7. Boca 561-883-0202 Cay Da Vietnamese 7400 N. Fed. Highway., Boca, 561-998-0278 Fah Asian Bistro Boca Valley Shopping Plaza -7461 N.Fed Hwy. Boca561-241-0400

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

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

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

Japango 3011 Yamato Road. Boca 561-999-1263

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

Kapow Noodle Bar 431 Plaza Real. Boca 561-347-7311

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

P.F Chang’s 1400 Glades Rd. Boca 561-393-3722 Pei Wei Asian Diner 7152-B Beracasa Way, 561-322-1001 Stir Crazy Café Town Ctr-6000 Glades Rd., Boca 561-338-7500

Uncle Tai’s Shops at Boca Ctr-5250 Town Ctr Circle. -Boca 561-368-8806 Yokohama Sushi 60 N Fed. Hwy, Boca. 561-392-9328 Yokohama Sushi 9168 Glades Rd. Boca 561-451-1707

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

Kosta’s 5024 N. Fed Hwy. Lighhousepoint Georgetown Plaza, 954-571-3842 Le Rivage 450 N.E.20th St. Boca-561-620-0033 Macaroni Grill 2004 Executive Ctr Drive. Boca 561-997-5492 Mario’s Osteria 1400 Glades Road. Boca 561-239-7000 Milos Taverna 1600 N Fed. Hwy, Boca. 561-750-6720

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

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

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

Meatball Room 3011 Yamato Road. Boca 561-409-4111 Taverna Kyma 6298 N. Fed. Hywy. Boca 33487 561-994-2828

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

Italian Arturo’s Ristorante 6750 N.Fed Hwy. Boca-561-997- 7373 Carraba’s Italian Grill 6909 S.W.18th Street, Boca561-544-8838 Josephine’s 5751 N.Fed. Highway. Boca. 561-988-0668 La Luna Italian Bistro The Polo Shoppes-5030 Champion Blvd. Boca 561-997-1165 La Villeta 4351 N. Fed. Highway Boca561-362-8403 Maggiano’s 21090 St. Andrew’s Blvd. Boca, 561-361-8244

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

City Fish Market 7940 Glades Road. Boca 561-487-1600

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

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

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

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

Renzo’s of Boca 5999 N. Fed. Highway. Boca-561-994-3495 Ristorante Sapori Royal Palm Place-301 Via De Palmas., Boca 561-367-9779 Trattoria Romana 499 E. Palmetto Park Rd. Boca-561-393-6715 Umbria Renaissance Hotel 2000 NW 19st, Boca. 561-368-5252

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

Boca Beach House 887 E Palmetto Park Road. Boca 561-826-8850 Deli on Rye 4311 N. Federlal Hwy., Boca 561-347-1400 Hotdogopolis 6020 N Federal Hwy. Boca 561-998-5959 Oasis Cafe Renaissance Hotel Boca 2000 NW 19st, Boca 561-368-5252 Saquella Caffe 82 Royal Palm Place-410 Via De Palmas, Boca. 561-338-8840 Toojay’s 3013 Yamato Road. Boca 561-997-9911

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

Other Meals On The Move, Inc. 561-488-9665 www. mealsonthemove.com

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MISC ║ ask the petxpert

ask the


Who Is In Charge of Your Pet’s Health?


e are often challenged on the care and health of your pets in looking for solutions for everything from daily events to serious disease and injury. We spend a tremendous amount of our time researching and learning about your pet’s challenges as well as explaining it in detail in ways that we hope you truly understand. Many that know us understand our passion for problem solving without an end result of just a quick, temporary fix. It is for this that I have these questions for you. Recently I spent a great deal of time with a new client whose pet had a fairly serious health issue. The client was referred by her friend because her pet was getting worse and she was running out of money to pay for the veterinarian. After explaining the how’s and why’s, they purchased a minimal amount of products for our recommendation. A week later the client revisited us wanting to return the items because “her veterinarian had forbidden her to use them.” The recommendation and its products were not medicines, they were proposed to enhance the body’s ability to heal and improve its’ immune system. I reiterated our initial conversation of which she said she still believed, however she expressed that she couldn’t do anything other than what her veterinarian said.

My question is this: who does the pet belong to? You are its’ owner and you are responsible for the care and wellbeing of that pet. Your veterinarian is a service provider that YOU pay for. You deserve the utmost value and expertise. Who knows the most about your pet? It is YOU! You spend your life with your pet whereas the average time your pet spends with the vet at the clinic averages around ten minutes per visit. If you do semi-annual visits, total time is only twenty minutes per year. The point here is that you are the primary health and welfare provider for all your pets. YOU have the responsibility to gain the knowledge and expertise about your animals. YOU should seek the wisdom that your pets deserve. Information is easily available today with computers and the internet, however beware that you are getting the true information. Clients are often impressed how we find so much truth in a short period of time. It’s simple. Discovering the truth is in the way you ask the question. For example, if I search for the best pet food, I’ll get millions of hits with advertising for every food out there with all the marketing that goes with it. If, however I ask for the species appropriate diet for a natural canine or feline, the results will be quite differ-

ent. Same is true if I type in a drug name or I specify side effects of the drug. If I’m looking for an herbal or natural CURE for a challenge, I need to be specific. In your quest for a healthier pet, do not hesitate to ask the specific questions that you need to know and then verify. Regarding the case I cited at the beginning of this article, if the client did their homework and then asked their veterinarian the specific question as to why-maybe they would have realized this was inappropriate advice from a professional. These types of incidents need to be addressed with the professional boards involved in pet care and in the cases of medicine and drugs by both the manufacturer and the FDA. Remember, you are paying the bill and you are legally responsible. We all love our furry babies and they reward us with their unconditional devotion and love. Let’s make sure that we are giving them the best care that they deserve. Bill Piechocki, nutritionist and Dr Diane Sudduth, DVM are partners in Fiesta Pet Deli in Pompano Beach, FL, and are co-hosts of the PetHealthCafe.com radio show. Our 40 years in the animal field has provided us unparallel vision and information which we pass to our clients on a daily basis. We can be reached at Fiesta Pet Deli or www.PetHealthCafe.com , 954-472-1404.


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ROSIE~This little girl is a favorite of everyone who meets her. Rosie is a 7 lb., 2 year-old Chihuahua mix. She’s housebroken and likes to play with other dogs. Full of energy and quite entertaining, she’ll make you laugh and then snuggle up for a belly rub.

BENJAMIN~ An interesting mix of Chihuahua and Dachshund, Benjamin is unique and adorable. He’s a 5 year-old boy who packs a lot of personality into his 10 lbs. and he’s so ready to meet his forever person or family. He loves long walks and treats!

ACE~ This good-looking boy is a silky soft Corgi mix. Ace is 1 year old and 23 lbs. Handsome, intelligent, playful and affectionate, he’s really got it all. Except a home! If you stop in to meet him, you’ll surely fall in love and be his lucky hero!

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

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ARTS ║ Beyond the Business Card

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

By Stephen Chrisanthus

Photo by Todd L’Herrou

The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce is all about finding ways to help local businesses flourish, and The Nonprofit Council is an excellent vehicle for making meaningful connections. They provide a platform for nonprofit organizations who are chamber members to build strategic partnerships. These mutually beneficial relations open up the doors of opportunity to increase business and unlock new avenues of commerce. Other group benefits include event and fundraising opportunities, and public awareness. The next event not to miss is Volunteer Delray on November 20th. Position yourself for success come join this dynamic group at The Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. Now meet some of the lovely ladies of the Council.

In photo from Left to Right:

Leanne Griffith

Event Chair I named my daughter Berkelee after the University of California, Berkeley where I met my husband.

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Tiffany Mazer

Marketing Chair I worked aboard Holland America Line cruise ships for 4 years and have been to 5 of the 7 continents!

Sarah Crane

Chair I have a Master of Science degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from University College London, and worked in academia for three years.

Lynn Van Lenten Chamber Liaison I worked one summer in a castle outside of Paris and another summer at a mountain climbing camp in the Alps.



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misc ║ Relationships

He Said/She Said:

First Date Do’s and Don’ts By Robert V and Marie T


o you set up your first date with someone who could turn out to be special (or not). Here are a few do’s and don’ts that will help guide you to success.

He Said:

1. DO NOT go to a club. There are just too many distractions. Loud music, a plethora of other, pretty, shiny things to look at (you know what I mean) and alcohol in abundance. There is no way to win in this scenario. Remember, we are trying to make a good impression. Meeting in a club is like meeting a wolf in a butcher shop. You are the wolf, by the way. 2. DO NOT ask if she “is going to eat that” at dinner. The point where you can reach over and take the uneaten food off of her plate, comes at exactly five months in a relationship and only IF you have met her parents. If you have not met her parents, the time is seven months. 3. DO NOT text or call during your date. You may be tempted to check your phone when she excuses herself to go to the bathroom. This is a trap! She is watching to see if you are communicating with _______ (her imagination will fill in this blank and it will never be good for you). 4. Bonus DO NOT. Do NOT mention your Ex in any context. I don’t care if you find out that your date and Ex share friends, blood type, yoga instructors, or therapists. There is only her in your life right at this moment and no one else exists for the next hour and a half. Now the Do’s 1. DO listen, or at least pretend to while nodding every once in a while. Every thirteen seconds seems to be the sweet spot. Ask her about herself and seem riveted, hanging on her every word. Listen to at least every fifth word and be prepared to regurgitate them back to her disguised as new questions. 2. DO pick up the check. Get used to it. Even if she insists, you will have none of that. You are the hunter and gatherer and by gosh, you are going to hunt the check down and gather the funds to pay it. Also, be sure to tip at least 20%. They look for signs of cheapness, don’t give them ammunition. 3. DO love children (even if neither of you have any), animals, romantic walks on the

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beach, Oprah and Dr. Oz. You, my friend are a catch if you can reference all of these things in your conversation. Do NOT try to shoe-horn them into the same sentence. 4. Bonus DO. DO set a time limit for your first date. It eases any apprehension you may have going in trying to figure out how to fake a text informing you that you have to conduct emergency brain surgery. It also adds a little intrigue to the date and excitement when things are going well. That’s it, guys. You now have all the information you need to make magic on your first encounter. After that, you’re on your own (unless we tackle that next month). Feel free to send all success stories to the editor. One more thing. DO NOT read the “She” portion of this article. Women are much smarter than us. Yes, I said it. Everything “She” writes is meant as subterfuge to the pearls of wisdom I imparted above.

She Said:

I can’t stop laughing at HE... Do’s: A. Agree to meet at a public place, preferably during the early evening hours (or earlier), set up an exit strategy and make sure someone (anyone!) knows where you are and what

you’re doing! Actually, check in on FB! There are lots of crazies out there! B. Ask a few “dealbreaker” questions discreetly. Last thing you want to find out on a 5th date is that he’s in recovery for a foot fetish addiction (unless this means he will buy you shoes!), has an incurable skin rash and mental illness runs in his family. C. Offer to split the check, or leave the tip. And do not be offended if he takes you up on it! It’s only ammo for the future, if you continue to date! LOL! Do Nots: A. Do Not: Talk about your Ex. Any EX! Ex-husband, boyfriend, pet, etc. Surely you wouldn’t want to hear about his on your first date, right? And if he asks, keep the answers short. You will seem one (or worse, all three) of these things: bitter, heartless or still hung up! B. Do Not: Have more than 1 drink! You need your wits about you to see if you’d like to have a second date. We all know the affects of “beer goggles”. C. Do Not: Go on your first date with unrealistic expectations! Just have a positive attitude and see how it goes. If you go in with realistic expectations, your chances of having a nice date just multiplied exponentially. If the date doesn’t go well, then it’s no big deal. Ugh.

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Leisure ║ brain teasers


ANSWER TO this PUZZLE will be printed next month.

44. Deals 47. Publish 52. City in Iowa (4,4) 56. Fortifying 57. Malevolent 58. Russian villa 60. Raise 61. Load up 62. Restore an outlaw (2-3) 63. Illness 64. Sleigh 65. Places at an angle 66. Irritant

1. Hogs 5. Bother (3,2) 10. Plagiarize 14. Economy 15. Parasite 16. Price spread (2-2) 17. Female name 18. Vacuous 19. It will 20. Perversion 22. Forest anew 23. Deport

24. Weaver birds 28. Resistance unit 30. Agitate 34. Complaint 35. Passion 37. Exoduses 38. Lamp 39. Woody climbing plants, usually tropical 40. Holler 42. German city 43. Stray


27. Blackout 28. Aces 29. Charter 30. Gulls 31. Successor 32. At variance 33. Family 36. American Transport Service 41. Reuse 45. Ribbed 46. Mid-length skirts 48. Junk 49. Blockade 50. Two-toed sloths 51. White fish-eating bird 53. Ellipse 54. All-encompassing 55. Multi-occupancy prison cell 56. Regulations

1. Intrinsically (3,2) 2. Mountaineer’s implement (3,2) 3. South Indian language 4. Sluggard 5. Light 6. Evening (literary) 7. Dolorous 8. Skin condition 9. Larceny 10. Insect sound 11. Ritual 12. Troubles 13. Ludwig ---------, Austrian physicist of constant fame 21. Respective 25. Records 26. Derived from propylene


59. Protective membrane for eyes

ANSWER TO PUZZLE from last month


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

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

ANSWER TO sudoko will be printed next month.



enigma solution will be printed next month.

enigma solution from LAST MONTH “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”Marie Curie

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Every now and again in this world you run into a larger than life figure


Someone whose spirit lights up the room and whose humor, intelligence and warmth make you feel like you’ve known him forever.

Bill Fay is that kind of guy. In fact, he’s the epitome of that kind of man. Bill is the longtime principal of Banyan Creek Elementary School in Delray Beach. After more than a half century in education he retired this month. There were tears when he announced his intentions and laughter too. Bill is an institution, an original. He has left two generations of kids, teachers and friends richer for having known him. Bill has earned a lifetime of accolades and hopefully decades to enjoy his family and friends. While we share a birthday, I always liked to remind him that he was much much older than I was and a Red Sox fan to boot. But somehow that didn’t get in the way of our friendship. His love of children and of Delray Beach was infectious and I enjoyed every moment I spent with Mr. Fay. His aspirations for his students and his teachers were nothing short of creating the warmest, best learning environment possible so that kids could thrive. And they did. There will be many more principals who serve Banyan Creek in the years and decades to come. But Bill Fay will never be replaced. Nor will be forgotten. The great ones never are and Bill Fay is a great one. He came to Banyan Creek after a long and distinguished career in Massachusetts. Some may have approached the job as a victory lap, a chance to stay busy

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and collect a paycheck after a long career in education. But Bill approached the position with energy, passion and a strong desire to educate children, mentor young teachers and make veteran teachers even better. He wanted Banyan Creek to be a great school, a safe place that would nurture children and build community. And that’s what it became. When I started The Education Times newspaper many years ago, one of the first things I learned is that you could tell whether a school had a great principal the moment you stepped into the school. If the school was orderly, clean, bright, had art on the walls and smiling well behaved kids you knew they had a great principal. When you visit Banyan Creek as I did often over the years you could feel the energy, friendliness and love that is Bill Fay’s essence. His teachers were focused. His parents were–mostly–happy (there are always a few). And the place crackled with laughter and encouragement. Bill Fay was the orchestra leader and set the tone. The culture of that school reflected his magnetic personality and his drive. Bill is an opinionated guy. That’s what happens when you care and you’ve been around long enough to see some genuinely ridiculous things. He did not suffer fools gladly and while he had respect for hierarchy he did not have much patience for BS especially if the nonsense got in

the way of educating his kids. He had some amazing teachers over the years and he sang their praises. That’s what great leaders do. They give credit to others and they are focused on the mission. Bill wasn’t just content to build a great school at Banyan he was a champion of other schools in Delray Beach. He was a touchstone for other principals, a leader among leaders and was deeply involved in the city’s efforts to improve its schools. He had relationships everywhere from School Board members to mayors and commissioners. From district officials to city officials, everyone knew and respected Bill’s knowledge of what was best for kids. We joked about our affinities. He liked the Red Sox and Patriots, I followed the Yankees and Giants. I appreciated his sense of humor but also his deep knowledge of how the system worked or in many cases didn’t. He’s been a resource for all who preceded me and all who followed. Here’s hoping he enjoys his retirement. And maybe, just maybe he will weigh in now and again because Bill Fay is one of a kind and we need these guys now more than ever.

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